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30.06.2015: Anomaly in fixation of pension of DOT employees absorbed in BSNL, who retired between 1.10.2000 and 31.7.2001: It is reported that DOT has forwarded the concerned to DOP&PW for a decision on the issue.
30.06.2015: List of Empanelled Private Hospitals as on 20th May 2015 - Validity of agreement is for 2 years from date of agreement/renewal. Click
28.06.2015: BSNL Corporate Office issues instruction for issuing Salary Slip through email id of employee w.e.f. June, 2015. Click
27.06.2015: 2nd All IndiaConference of BDPA (INDIA) will be held on 21st and 22nd September, 2015 at Ahmedabad. Notice will be issued in due course and posted to all concerned. The 3rd CWC will be held on 21st Morning. The derailed circular is posted to all District/Circle Secretaries and Central Working Committee members by name at their given address on 23rd.06.2015. Click
25.06.2015: Obituary : Smt. Kalaben Bipinchandra Gandhi wife of Shri Bipinchandra Amrutlal Gandhi, (retired CSS CTO Ahmedabad) expired on 24.06.2015. BDPA (INDIA) convey heartfelt condolences to Gandhi Family. Click
24.06.2015: JCM Staff side had a meeting with 7th CPC on 09.06.2015. In the said an issue regarding parity in pension of past pensioners and new pensioners was also raised. It was transpired that the Commision is yet to consider the suggestion which is linked with the one rank one pension demand of the Armed forces personnel." Thus the picture is unclear.
24.06.2015: JCM Staff side had a meeting with 7th CPC on 09.06.2015, wherein it was hinted that the Pay Revision and Pension Revision in C.G. Services will be w.e.f. 1st January, 2016.
24.06.2015: 78.2 IDA Merger issue : Shri R L Kapoor reports from New Delhi: “I met Shri P Khanna, Director (Estt) in the Directorate yesterday. It was told that the Draft Cabinet note has been delivered by hand to all the four nodal ministries simultaneously.”
24.06.2015: 78.2 IDA Merger issue : As reported earlier, Hon’ble MOC Shri Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad approved the Draft Cabinet Note on 78.2% on 9-6-2015 and it was circulated to four nodal ministries’ on13.06.2015 for their views/comments. Please note that the said note is ‘SECRET’ documents and it contents cannot be disclosed until its clearance by Cabinet. So the information by sister organization is merely based upon their speculation.
24.06.2015: Shri N.K.Chaudhari ( Naranbhai ) Passed away on 23.06.2015 at 1530 hrs. He was retired as SSO from DTO Navrangpura Ahmedabad in 2005. BDPA (India) conveys heartfelt condolences to bereaved family.
23.06.2015: BSNL Free Roaming for Mobile Users | Queries, Clarifications Click
23.06.2015: BHARAT PENSIONER SAMAJ, NEW DELHI – JUNE 2015 NEWS MAGAZINE Click
22.06.2015: BDPA (INDIA), Ahmedabad Telecom District is arranging 36th Get-to-Gather Cum Sneh Samelan on 10.07.2015, Friday, at Ahmedabad Medical Association Hall, Opp. H.K. Arts College, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad at 15.00 hours. A Seminar is also arranged in association with “CIMS” – Care Institute of Medical Science, Ahmedabad on ““Know before you go about “HIP & KNEE REPLACEMENT”. All the members are cordially invited to take advantage and also in Dinner Programme to be followed with Seminar. Click All the Members of Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar District are informed individually by post through this letter.
20.06.2015: KERALA CIRCLE CONFERENCE REPORT - The Kerala Circle Conference was held at Commercial Bank Employee’s Co-Operative Bank Hall, Thirunakkara Kolttayam on 23.05.2015. Shri Thiruvancoor Radhakrishnan, Hon’ble Minister for Transport, Sports & Forest, Kerala State inaugurated the Conference. Shri Thomas John K, all India Advisor BDPA (India & National President, NUBSNLW (FNTO) and Organizing Secretary INTUC presided. Shri K.K. Gopakumar, Circle President welcomed all guests and delegates. Click for Detailed Report
20.06.2015: DRAFT CABINET NOTE ON PENSION REVISION WITH MERGER of 78.2% IDA AS FITMENT BENEFIT CIRCULATED: The Establishment Branch of Department of Telecommunications is reported to have circulated the draft cabinet note on its proposal for revision of pension of BSNL pensioners to all the concerned Ministries. The draft note also includes payment of enhanced Gratuity, Commuted Value of Pension and leave encashment on the date of retirement to those who retired after 01.01.2007 but before 10.06.2013. (AIBSNLREA).
19.06.2015: View the Photographs of 10th AGM of Retired Employees Welfare Association - BSNL, Calcuta Telephones. Click
19.06.2015: PM Narendra Modi mets Ravi Shankar Prasad on BSNLrevival. Click .
19.06.2015: OBITUARY: Bro. A.M. Patil Circle Secretary, Gujarat BSNLEU expired on 16-06-2015 at Dalhousie (H.P.) due to severe heart at around 14:40 hrs on 16.06.2015 who had gone there to attend their National Executive Meeting. He was cremated at Godhra on 18.06.2015. BDPA (INDIA) condoles untimely death of Bro. A.M. Patil and share the grief family.
19.06.2015: Abnormal delay in settlement of Pension cases of BSNL retirees – BSNL CO Letter No.-40-7/2015-Pen(B), Dated:-15-06-2015 and DOT Letter No.-5-3/TA-11/SWR/2012-2013/Pt/2698, Dated-21-04-2015. Click .
19.06.2015: BSNL announces Free Roaming for a year:- BSNL is launching free roaming for a year from 15-06-2015 for one year. BSNL mobile customers across the country receive incoming calls at no cost and BSNL mobile customers need not carry multiple SIMs and handsets during roaming. They are free to talk as long as they want without worrying about any charges during incoming calls.
19.06.2015: Shri P.K.Purwar relinquished as the CMD MTNL.The MTNL has reported in a filing to the SEBI that, P. K. Purwar has relinquished as the CMD MTNL. It is also reported that N. K. Yadav, has taken over additional charge as the CMD MTNL till the next CMD is posted. P. K. Purwar is the Director (Finance) of MTNL. He was selected by the PESB, for the post of CMD MTNL in November, 2013. On the retirement of A. K. Garg, CMD MTNL on 30th April, P.K.Purwar took over charge as the CMD MTNL. However, his posting as the regular CMD MTNL was not approved by the ACC. The MTNL is also running in heavy loss. Under these circumstances, P. K. Purwar had relinquished as the CMD MTNL.
17.06.2015: 78.2% IDA merger issue - though the note already stands approved by Internal Finance and other competent authorities, the Establishment Branch is yet to circulate the draft cabinet note on its proposal for revision of pension of BSNL pensioners to all the concerned Ministries. We hope that it will be sent to all concerned Ministries by early next week.
17.06.2015: 78.2% IDA Merger Issue – Our letter dated 29.05.2015 addressed to Hon’ble PM, is forwarded to the Secretary by PMO on 05.06.2015 for action. Click for letter
15.06.2015: On 13,06,2015, , S/Shri D.D. MISTRY, GS BDPA (INDIA), J.B. Kumpavat Executive President and R.C. Sharma, Treasurer, attended 10th AGM of “Retired Employees’ Welfare Association – BSNL’ Calcutta Telephones at Niranjan Sadan Mini Hall (Air-conditioned), Jadavpur, Bijoygarh, Kolkata-700032. Shri J.B. Kumpavat, conveyed fraternal greetings on behalf of BDPA (INDIA), Ahmedabad wishing the function all success. While addressing the Meeting, he said that even after functioning for Ten Years period, the Association has not procured even one/two percent membership when large number of BSNL Pensioners are non members and expecting the Association, The Administration will not listen to your grievance, unless you are united and have adequate strength. He assured full support on behalf of BDPA (INDIA). Shri D.D. Mistry explained all the efforts made by the BDPA (INDIA) with the full support of BPS to make the matter of 78,2% IDA Merge issue. He also mentioned a meeting with MOS on 15.05,2015 where BPS represented the case, citing repeated SCOVA promises. He also spoke on number of issues faced by the BSNL Pensioners and efforts made by the Association. He assured to the members that their genuine will be taken care of and will be represented. Shri K.C. Benarjee, President welcome the guests and invitees and gave brief report. Secretary B.P. Day, Secretary presented annual report of the activities under taken by him. The Senior most members were facilitated in the meeting, The Annual accounts/Budget were passed. Large number of pensioners attended despite heavy rain on that day. The Office bearers of sister organization also conveyed their greetings to the Association.
12.06.2015: To-day evening, S/Shri D.D. MISTRY, GS BDPA (INDIA), J.B. Kumpavat Executive President and R.C. Sharma, Treasurer, met the Office Bearers of “Retired Employees’ Welfare Association – BSNL’ Calcutta Telephones and discussed their irritating issues.
10.06.2015: D.D. MISTRY, GS BDPA (INDIA) accompanied with S/Shri J.B. Kumpavat Executive President and R.C. Sharma, Treasurer, will attend 10th A.G.M. of “Retired Employees’ Welfare Association – BSNL’ Calcutta Telephones on 13th June, 2015. They are leaving on 10th June, 2015. However, the office of BDPA (India) AHMEDABAD will continue to function and Shri H.C. Bhatia Office Secretary and A.N.Patel President will be available.
10.06.2015: Appreciable Act : Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister has approved and returned the file within one day since it reached his office. This has been confirmed by Mr. Saravana Kumar, Private Secretary to Minister that Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad.
10.06.2015: At last the DoT sends the File on 78.2% IDA for pension revision with effect from 1-1-2007 to the Minister for Communications on 08.06.2015 for his approval and after his approval, it will be circulated to the four nodal ministries for their views and thereafter final Cabinet Note will be prepared and sent to Secretariat for Cabinet approval.
08.06.2015: OBITUARY: Click . Shri B.H. Lathigara, Age 71 years, Membership No.328, Retired TTA Rajkot expired on 06.06.2015. He was born on 06.02.1045 and retired on 28.02.2005. We convey our heartfelt condolences to bereaved family.
08.06.2015: The expected C.D.A increase w.e.f. 01.07.2015 will be 6%, making total 119%.
06.06.2015: 78.2% IDA Merger issue : Media reports: "Answering a question in Lok Sabha, the Honourable Minister for Communications said that the matter of extension of 78.2% IDA for pension revision is UNDER CONSIDERATION." (AIBSNLPWA).
06.06.2015: DRAFT CABINET NOTE ON PENSION REVISION: All the queries raised by Internal Finance of DoT have been replied by the Establishment Branch and reportedly no further queries have been raised by Internal Finance. Internal Finance of DoT had advised incorporation of certain corrections in the draft and the Establishment Branch is reported to have resubmitted the draft to the senior officers concerned after incorporating the required corrections. It can be now expected that the draft cabinet memo will soon be circulated for inter-ministrial consultations. 05.06.2015: (AIBSNLREA).
06.06.2015: Our information reveals that the file is moving in DoT office and is yet to go for Ministerial Consultations in form of Cabinet Memo. The game plan of showing expertise and causing delay by raising queries after query continues as it is imperative in administration to seek clarification one by one and not in one-stroke. Let us hope, now none will think it proper to have more queries as reportedly all the queries of DoT Finance appears to have been complied and compiled by the Establishment cell of DoT. The Pensioners have no option as they have right only to know the status from various quarters but cannot make the matter move but for cursing the Government and Pensioners Associations.
06.06.2015: Jun 06 2015 : The Times of India (Ahmedabad): Delayed pension to come with 9% interest Ahmedabad: TIMES NEWS NETWORK : The state government on Friday announced that it would make payments with 9% interest to pensioners in case of a longer-than six-months delay by the government office in releasing funds.
A circular in this regard was placed before Gujarat high court stating that a delay of more than six months would be compensated by paying interest to pensioners. The state government also announced that for those who have taken VRS, it has been decided that those who have got the benefit of maximum five years notional service and notional increment and if they are desirous to return the said benefits, in that case, they will be entitled to pension as per ROP 2009.
These announcements were made during the Lok Adalat held at teh HC to resolve pension disputes for retired employees of five departments. Some 500 cases were put on board, and more than 100 were resolved.
There was chaos at the HC campus because against 500 cases, invitations were sent to more than 1,000 litigants
05.06.2015: Congratulations: Kum. Ayushi Snehal Kumpavat, grand-daughter of Mr. J.B. Kumpavat, Executive President, BDPA (INDIA) scored 98.00% marks in her 12th Commerce Stream. We congratulate her for her unique achievement.
05.06.2015: Special request to our Pensioner Members: on 31st May, 2015, throughout India more than 3000 BSNL Employees retired on superannuation. In Gujarat alone, more than 300 retired.We request our Members to contact them with a request to join us and make the organization stronger.
05.06.2015: 2nd All India Conference = BDPA (INDIA) – it will be held on 21st and 22nd September, 2015 at Ahmedabad. The notice will be issued on due date. All the District Secretaries are request to reserve their ticket timely to avoid last hour disappointment. We are also requesting them to collect maximum advertisements for insertion in a Souvenir-cum-BSNL PENSIONERS TELEPHONE DIRECTORY 2015 – 4th Edition. Those members who send Rs.1000/- with get their photo inserted in the Souvenir and will get free copy of the Souvenir.
04.06.2015: EXTENSION OF CGHS FACILITIES TO RETIRED BSNL EMPLOYEES – PRESENT STATUS – In SCOVA Meeting dated 03.02.2015, it was decided that “Ministry of Health and Family Welfare requested Department of Telecom to suggest alternate mechanism for the retirees of BSNL. Department of Telecom was advised to send a proposal to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in this regard in a month’s time”. Now, the Member (Services), Telecom Commission vide his DO No. 4-12(11)/2012-PAT dated 19.05.2015 to Addl. Secretary & DG(CGHS) has requested him to fix a date to discuss the above issue along with the case for extension of the CGHS benefit to the ITS Officers working on deputation in BSNL/MTNL.
04.06.2015: I.D.A. increase w.e.f. 01.07.2015, 1.6% likely, as AICPI for April 2015, stands to 256 points.
03.06.2015: Government approves proposal for Reclassifications/Up-gradation of certain Cities/Towns on the basis of Census-2011/. Click for List.
02.06.2015: From Tamilnadu Circle, total 1766 BSNL Employees will be retiring on superannuation during the year from 1st April, 2015 to 31st March, 2016. Click for List.
02.06.2015:Finance Ministry brings out new 3-page income tax forms - Last date of filing returns extended to August 31: The Finance Ministry today came out with new three-page income tax return (ITR) forms, dropping the controversial provision for mandatory disclosure of foreign trips and dormant bank accounts, while it also extended the last date of filing to August 31. The new forms - ITR 2 and ITR 2A - will have only three pages and other details will have to be filed in schedules, said a Finance Ministry statement. A new form ITR 2A has been brought out by the ministry which can be filed by an individual or HUF who does not have capital gains, income from business/ profession or foreign asset/foreign income. The statement also said that he last date for submission of tax returns will be extended to August 31, 2015.(Economic Times).
31.05.2015 : NEWS FROM THRISSUR - BDPA ( INDIA) Thrissur District conference was held on 19-5-2015 at Pensioners Hall near North Bus-stand, Thrissur. Shri T J Jose, President BDPA ( INDIA) Thrissur District presided over the function. Shri K B Sreedharan, Kerala NGO Association Secretariat Member inaugurated the conference. . Click for detailed Report.
31.05.2015: PENSION ADALAT – TAMILNADU : It will be held on 24th, July, 2015 at 15.00 Hrs in Chennai. The last date for submission of cases for PENSION ADALAT Meeting is 30-6-2015. All concerned are requested to submit their cases like change of address, pension revision cases pending, family pension cases, non credit of IDA or arrears from banks for PENSION ADALAT meeting before that cutoff date on following address.
Dr. Jane Prasad,
Jt. Controller of Communication Accounts, ,
O/o Controller of Communications Accounts,
1st Floor, TNT Complex, ,
60, Ethiraj Salai, ,
31.05.2015 : On Medical Reimbursement Issue – Tamilnadu Circle - in a meeting of all the Finance officers of CHTD on 21-5-15 in the CGM Office Conference Hall the following problems were discussed: For Medical bill claims pending without settlement from OCT 2014 for want of Vendor Number and IT deduction, it was explained that IT recovery c incorporated in the ERP programming for pensioners and hence IT deduction could not be made for pensioners. Shri P. Balakrishnan DGM (C.A) contacted Corporate Office at New Delhi and explained the situation and the Corporate Office created a I.T. deduction column in the ERP for BSNL pensioners. Now the I.T. problem is solved. It was also assured that Vendor creation will be completed before 15-06-2015 and all the medical bill claims will be settled within the month of June 2015. And to avoid complaints of missing bill, it was decided that acknowledgement will be issued while receiving the medical bill claims from the pensioners.
29.05.2015 : 78.2% IDA Merger issue – GS BDPA (INDIA) writes to Hon’ble Shri Narendrabhai Modi, PM to cause early settlement of the issue. Click to read letter.
29.05.2015 : Birthday – Shri J.B. Kumpavat, Executive President, BDPA (INDIA) celebrates his 72nd Birthday. BDPA (INDIA) convey heartiest birthday greetings to him.
29.05.2015 : Messages on Mobile – BHARAT PENSIONER SAMAJ, New Delhi has commenced Mobile Message for Pensioners enlightening them on the latest issues related to their Pension and 7th CPC etc. Members are requested not to confuse themselves as the messages are educative and meant to check your PPO details etc.
28.05.2015 : Obituary : Wife of late Shri A.I. Prajapati, Retired SDE, expired on 27.05.2015 at her Naroda Residence at Ahmedabad. We express our heartfelt condolences to bereaved family.
26.05.2015News from Surat Telecom District : The 6th AGB Meeting of BDPA (INDIA), Surat Telecom District, Surat was held on 26.04.2015 at Community Hall, BSNL Staff Quarters, Surat. Eye Check Up camp was organized under the auspices of ‘VASAN EYE CARE’ Hospital and majority of the pensioners present took advantage. Shri M.K. Wadhwa, Sr. GMTD Surat was present in the meeting assuring early settlement of Pensioners grievances by the Administration. Message received from Shri D.D. Mistry, GS BDPA (INDIA) was read out. Mr. G.A. Parekh proposed vote of thanks after completing election for Surat Telecom District Office Bearers. The following were elected as Office bearers for the year 2015-16 & 2016-17:
1. Shri G.A. Parekh President:
2. Shri R.N. Gandhi Vice President:
3. Shri B.G. Salunke District Secretary:
4. Shri B.V. Pancholi Jt. District Secretary:
5. Shri A.V. Shah Org, Secretary:
6. Shri G.I. Vohra Treasurer:
7. Shri N.R. Kayasth Asstt. Treasurer:
Thirteen Executive Committee Members were also elected.
26.05.2015 : : Implementation of Government of decision to link Aadhaar identification for submission of life certificate for the purpose of disbursement of pension in addition to existing provisions. Click to read DoP Order.
23.05.2015: Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability — Protection provided. Click to read the Order.
23.05.2015: Aadhaar Card Linking with Service book :
G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.Z-20025/9/2014-Estt.(AL), dated 20.5.2015
Subject: Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique Identification) number in Service Book of Government servants.
The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. of even number dated 3rd November, 2014. on the subject mentioned above, where all Ministries/Departments were requested to ensure that the service books of all employees have an entry of the employees’ Aadhaar number.
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are requested to intimate action taken in this regard and also the number of employees whose service books have been seeded with their respective Aadhaar number.
Authority : www.persmin.gov.in
21.05.2015: CAUTION: All the BSNL Pensioners are hereby warned not to respond the telephonic calls reportedly from Jeeven Tara Building, New Delhi by its Senior Manager, providing you the details of your GPF Payment, Account and other correct details. We caution all the members neither to respond to such calls nor to part with their Pan No. Aadhar Card No, Bank Account No. etc. They are saying that you have received only 75% of your GPF Balance and remaining portion is being remitted to you which you will receive on specific date and asking you to remit rupees fifteen thousand etc in the name of dreamland etc. Please also educate your co-pensioners as well.
21.05.2015: Obituary: Mother of Shri Kanaiyalal Maganlal Shah (known as Kanudo) lost his mother on 20.05.2015. We convey our heartfelt condolences to bereaved family.
20.05.2015: Shri M.R. Vashist, All India President, BDPA (INDIA) reports the file relating to 78.2% IDA Merger is cleared by the Member Finance and sent to Member Service, who had marked to Director Establishment. The file is sent to Jt. Secretary DoT for further submission to the Secretary, DoT.
19.05.2015: Bharat Pensioners Magazine – May 2015 issue : Click to View Magazine.
17.05.2015: A Delegation of Bharat Pensioners Samaj led by S.C. Maheshwari Secretary General with S/Shri R. N. Tripathi, Sr. vice President,K.L. Malhotra, Secretary PR, Madan Mohan Kapur, Editor and D.D. Mistry Secretary BSNL/PSU met Hon'ble MOS (PP) Dr Jitendera Singh at his office at 13/00 hours on 15.05.2015 and presented a cheque of Rupees One lac for Nepal Earthquake Victims. Shri S.C. Maheshwari also brought to his notice several issues related to Pensioners. He said that though in last SCOVA Meetings it was repeatedly assured settlement of BSNL PENSIONERS for 78.2% IDA Merger with time frame, it is still not settled. The MOS advised the delegation to discuss in detail with Secy. ARP,PG & Pensions the issues raised. The meeting is likely to be arranged shortly. Click to View photographs.
17.05.2015: Shri M.R. Vashist, All India President reports from New Delhi that the file on 78.2% IDA Merger issue was sent to Member Services, who has marked it to Director Estabnlishment. Since he was not available on 15th, he could not meet him. He will send further information by Tuesday Evening.
14.05.2015: G.S. BDPA (INDIA) will be in New Delhi on 15.05.2015 to find out the latest position of the 78.2% IDA Merger issue and try to impress upon the concerned to expedite the movement of the file.
12.05.2015: 78.2% IDA Merger issue – a mail from Shri G Natrajan, AIBSNLPWA dated 11.05.2015 reads “DoT finance cleared file today,” ,” Shri M.R. Vashist, All India President, BDPA (INDIA) spoke from New Delhi at 09.00 hours on 12.05.2015 confirming the same news and added Member Services DoT may clear the file immediately as he is not keeping any file pending. Let us wait for positive movement.
11.05.2015: Due to some unforeseen pressing circumstances beyond control, the GS BDPA (India) postpones his trip for New Delhi. It appears that till date the Internal Finance DoT has not returned the note on Draft Cabinet Memo for 78.2% IDA Merger issue to Establishment Branch of DoT.
09.05.2015: As desired by Shri T.J. Jose, Thrissur, it s once again informed to all the members that as stated in our circular dated 15th Arpil, 2015 which was placed on our web on 15.04.2015 that It was decided to defer the dates for 2nd All India & 5th Gujarat Circle Conference on 21th & 22st September, 2015. Notice will be issued in due course.” Click for Circular. “ The Circular was displayed on web 0n 15.04.2015 and was simultaneously posted to all CWC Members (All India), all CWC Members (Gujarat) and all Circle/District Secretaries in India. However if it is missed in transit all concerned are requested to take note of the change.
09.05.2015: The District Conference of BDPA (INDIA) Thrissur District will be held on 19th May 2015 and the Circle Conference will be held at Kottayam on 23rd May, 2015.
08.05.2015: DHARNA PROGRAMME FOR 13.05.2015 STANDS POSTPONED. However, the G.S. BDPA (INDIA) and other office bearers will be in New Delhi from 11.05.2015 to 14.05.2015 to stake stock of latest development on the issue of 78.2% IDA Merger for BSNL Pensioners.
08.05.2015: LONG WAIT FOR CLEARANCE OF DRAFT CABINET NOTE ON REVISION OF PENSION WITH REVISED FITMENT BENEFIT. Read one more editorial. Click to View.
06.05.2015: BSNL Corporate Office asks all the CGMs to conduct HPC for Compassionate Appointment latest by 31.05.2015 and send the report.. Click to View.
04.05.2015: Should the BSNL Pensioners act to safeguard our pension or wait? Read what the AIBSNLPWA Web says. Click to View.
03.05.2015: We reproduce extracts from the brief placed on FNTO web IN NAME OF Forum for the information of our members. Click to View.
02.05.2015: 78.2% IDA Merger issue for BSNL Pensioners. Shri Rakesh Garg, Secretary DOT met the Forum leaders today, 1st May 2015 to discuss about the issues raised in the strike notice of 21-22 April 2015. In addition to the secretary DOT, top officers of the DOT, CMD BSNL and other BSNL officers were also present. From the Forum side, in addition to the Chairman and Convener, the GSs/Representatives of All the unions/associations were present.All the main issues connected with the DOT/Government were discussed. The Forum leaders presented the issues effectively. The Secretary DOT was sympathetic to the issues raised. The Secretary DoT & Member Finance has assured to move our issue with all possible speed assuring early submission of Cabinet Note/Memo by next week end, as reported by Shri K. Jayaprakash GS NUBSNLW. Details follows.
01.05.2015: 13th May, 2015 – New Delhi – Dharna Programme at Jantar Mantar now stands postponed. Shri G. Natarajan G/S, AIBSNLPWA Chennai informs that “On 29-4-15 Our Secretariat met at Chennai and discussed the developments regarding 78.2% for the Pensioners. It took into consideration the intervention of Shri Anantha Kumar Hon. Minister and subsequent meetings this Association had with Secretary DOT, Member (F), Member (S) and Director (Estt). I also placed your views on this. Finally we decided to postpone the programme and watch the developments.” Since we were holding the programme jointly with them, we have also discussed the issue and decided to postpone the programme. We request all the Pensioners to cancel their ticket who have booked for the programme. We regret inconvenience caused to all concern and thank them for their cooperation and hope they will also come forward for such programme in future when necessary. We are also contemplating a meeting of all the GS of Pensioners Associations in near future at Ahmedabad.
01.05.2015: PENSION ADALAT – CHENNAI - The Principal CCA Tamilnadu has announced holding of PENSION ADALAT MEETING on 24th, July, 2015 at 15.00 Hrs in Chennai. The last date for submission of cases for pension Adalat Meeting is 30-6-2015.
Members are requested to write “PENSION ADALAT CASE” on the top of the representation and also ‘PENSION ADALAT CASE” on the top of the cover and send it to the following address by name:
Dr. Jane Prasad, Jt. Controller of Communication Accounts, O/o Controller of Communications Accounts, 1st Floor, TNT Complex, 60, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, CHENNAI-600008.
01.05.2015: WEBVIERS – During the month of April, 2015, total 30,490 viewers have visited out site. We thank all of them and assure latest updates.
29.04.2015: We have posted 4,9,42 Magazines ‘BSNL PENSIONERS NEWS GUJARAT’ APRIL, 2015 issue, containing 76 pages for all members, subscribers and complimentary copies.
28.04.2015: DOPPW New Delhi issues C.D.A. Orderes for Pensioners/Family Pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2015 vide No. 42/10/2014-P&PW (G) dated 27th April, 2015. Click to View.
28.04.2015: Obituary: Shri Dandpani K, Retired DGM Finance, Member No.1299 expired on 17.04.2015 at Ahmedabad due to heart attack. He was born on 17.03.1946 and retired on 31.03.2006.He was one of regular visitor and advisor in complicated issues. We convey our heartfelt condolences to bereaved family.
27.04.2015: Forum constituents Meeting to be held on 27th evening by with the Secretary DoT where our 78.2% IDA Merger issue is also incorporated in their demand is now stands postponed to 1st May, 2015.
26.04.2015: Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, vide its OM No. 38/8/15-P&PW(A) dated 16.04.2015, has issued an Order stating that “…. The amount of additional pension as finally calculated may be rounded off to the next higher rupee”. It also orders that “In cases where pension/family pension of old pensioners has been fixed/revised without rounding off the additional pension, in those cases also, the additional pension be rounded off to the next higher rupee”. Click to View.
26.04.2015: The BDPA (India) Ahmedabad celebrated its 9th Establishment Day in Ahmedabad Medical Association Hall (air-conditioned), Ahmedabad on 25.04.2015. Shri J.B. Kumpavat Executive President well come Pensioners and gave detailed history of the Association and its Journey of Eight Successful years. It has expanded beyond our imagination for which all the Pensioners deserve our lavish praise as but for their wholehearted cooperation we would have not acquired such envious place. On the occasion the workers who are giving their free services to the Association for its smooth running were honoured with banquet and Shawl by Shri D.D. Mistry.
Shri D.D. Mistry spoke on brief on the latest development on the d78.2% I.D.A. Merger issue, the latest position etc. He said that one more meeting will be held on 27th evening by Forum with the Secretary DoT where our issue is also incorporated in their demand. He said that let us hope that due importance and weightage will be given to it. He call upon the Pensioners to join 13th May, 2015 programme of DHARNA at Jantar Mantar New Delhi to make it grand success. Nothing can be achieved without giving befitting struggle, he said.
Dr. Amt Agarwal and Dr. Maharshi Bhatt, Aaditya Orthopadeic Hospital, Ahmedabad gave detailed information on TKR (Total Knee Replacement), show slides and also movie how the operation is done. They said that the patient has right to know the details regarding the joins manufacturing details, cost and its longevity etc.
Thereafter a Programme of Musical Evening was conducted for One hour with old Songs and the Pensioners were spell bound to hear them enjoying fully appreciating the Association for conducting such programme.
The following concluded with Dinner. More than 250 Pensioners participated in the scorching heat and news of earthquake in the city.
25.04.2015: BSNL Corporate office vide letter dated 17.03.2015 asked all the CGM’s to supply Data for considering payment without vouchers to BSNL Pensioners. As usual, majority of Circle ‘CLICK – IGNO” and preferred to wait for reminder. The BSNL Corporate Office vide letter dated 23.04.2015 issued one more normal reminder as it has no time to get information from ERP.. . Click to View.
25.04.2015: BDPA (INDIA), Ahmedabad celebrates its 9th Foundation Day on 25.04.2015 Saturday at Ahmedabad Medical Association Hall, Ahmedabad at 15.00 hours, to be followed by Seminar on Orthopedic problems, Musical Evening and to be followed with evening dinner. All the members are requested to attend the same and collect their passes before 15.30 hours. . Click to View.
23.04.2015: BSNL Corporate Office vide No: ;BSNL/Admn.I15-6/14 Dated 17.04.2015 issues clarification on “ Clarification for reimbursement od dietary supplements under BSNLMRS.” Click to View.
23.04.2015: BSNL Corporate Office vide No: BSNL/Admn.I/1 Dated 17.04.2015 authorizes Circle Heads to waive the outdoor ceiling in deserving cases of notifies chronic deceases. Click to View.
23.04.2015: BSNL Corporate Office vide No: 48-5/2015-Pen.(B) Dated 20.04.2015 Circular No.,1 on “ Indication of Aadhar number is salary package software and pension papers of retiring Govt. employees – Regarding. Click to View.
23.04.2015: BSNL PENSIONERS NEWS GUJARAT – APRIL 2015 – PICTORIAL ACTIVITY REPORT AND EDITORIAL Click to View.
23.04.2015: Mrs. Sujata Ray, completes One year in BSNL Corporate Office. GS BDPA (INDIA) convey best wish for her contribution towards Pensioners Welfare during the year.
23.04.2015: DoT defers proposed meeting of 25.04.2015 to 27.04.2015 with Forum to discuss Strike Notice issues.
22.04.2015: ‘ BSNL PENSIONEERS NEWS GUJARAT’ – APRIL 2015 ISSUE IS READY FOR DISPATCH.. READ TEXT OF MAGAZINE.
20.04.2015: Meeting with CMD BSNL by Representatives of Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations other on 17.04.2015 at 16.00 hours in pursuance of Chief Labour Commissioner (C)’s suggestion – Read item No. 16 & 17, related to BSNL Pensioners. Click for Details.
18.04.2015: BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE Vide No: BSANL/Admn.I/15-614 Dated 17.04.2015 issues “clarification for reimbursement of dietary supplements under BSNLMRS” for outdoor treatment. Click for Circular.
15.04.2015: CHALO NEW DELHI ON 13TH MAY, 2015 78.2% IDA MERGER ISSUE. Click for Circular.
15.04.2015: BSNL Corporate Office endorses DEP’s IDA order w.e.f. 01.04.2015 on 13.04.2015vide Circulr No.50, Click for Circular.
14.04.2015: Ernakulam District Conference – BDPA (INDIA) View Report & Photographs.
11.04.2015: Shri Narendrabhai Modi, PM’s message dated 31st March, 2015 to elders. Click for Letter.
11.04.2015: Provisional Pension: BSNL CO Vide No: 40-14/2013-Pen.(B) dated 09.04.2015 asks all the heads of Circle to expedite disposal/review pending disciplinary cases for settlement of Pension and gratuity. Click for Letter.
11.04.2015: Timely Settlement of Pension Cases : BSNL CO Vide No: 40-06/2015-Pen.(B) dated 09.04.2015 asks all the heads of Circle to expedite disposal/review pending disciplinary cases for timely settlement of Pensionary benefits and report within ten days. Click for Letter.
11.04.2015: OBITUARY: Smt. Sumanben Kantlal Rawal (age: 78 Years), mother of Shri M.K. Raval, SDE BSNL Rajkot, expired on 9th April, 2015 at Rajkot. Besnu on 11th April 2015. We convey our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Raval and family.
10.04.2015: In view of numerous complaints regarding non-payment of Medical Reimbursement Bills for BSNL Pensioners, Mr. J.B. Kumpavat, files RTI to the GGM Gujarat seeking information on the issue. Further he filed RTI to PGM ATD over the issue of closure of Retirement Parties.
09.04.2015: Ms. Madhu Arora, has taken over as the new GM (Estt.) in the Corporate Office. BDPA (INDIA) heartily welcomes her.
08.04.2015: DPE issues orders for 0.2% increase in IDA w.e.f. 01.04.2015. Click for Order. In the Order,date of effect appears to have been wrongly shown as 01.01.2015 instead of 01.04.2015.
08.04.2014: Member (Services) Telecom Commission : As per the information conveyed through the BSNL Order No: 3 17-04 I 2O72-Pers.I(Pt)) Dated: 6th April, 2015 Shri Narendra K Yadav (Staff No.632), CGM, M.P. Teiecom Circle, has been appointed as Member(Services), Telecom Commission. We welcome him and hope that now the issue of 78.2% IDA Merger issue for BSNL Pensioners will get acceleration.
08.04.2014: C.D.A. : NEW DELHI: In a bonanza to over one crore central government employees and pensioners, the Cabinet on Tuesday hiked dearness allowance (DA) by 6 per cent to 113 per cent of their basic pay with effect from January. The decision benefiting 48 lakh government employees and 55 lakh pensioners would lead to an outgo of Rs 7,889.34 crore in the current fiscal. The decision to hike the DA was taken at the meeting of the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official statement said. (PTI | Apr 7, 2015, 11.08PM IST).
07.04.2015: BDPA (INDIA), Gujarat Circle, convene 6th CWC on 10th April 2015 at Ahmedabad to chalk out further course of action for inordinate delay in settlement of 78.2% IDA Merger issue. It will also finalize the dates for 2nd All India Conference at Ahmedabad and discuss and decide allied issues.
04.04.2015: DOPPW ND issues order to Link Aadgar Card with Pensioners/Family Pensioners for Life Certificate on 31st March, 2015.. Click for Letter.
01.04.2015: I.D.A. due w.e.f. 01.04.2015, there will be increase of 0.2%, making total 100.5%. The Labour Bureau of India has declared the All India Consumer Price Index (AICPI) for February 2015 which is 253 points.
31.03.2015: View some snaps of Jammu District/J&K Circle conference Open Session held on 18.03.2015.. Click for Photo.
29.03.2015: 78.2 IDA Merger issue. As expected to, BSNL Corporate Office after studying the letter of DoT for 13 days asks all the CGMs to supply required within 10 days. In Turn the CGMs may ask SSA Heads to supply the same within 10 days. The circle will continue to move. Click for Letter.
28.03.2015: Medical Reimbursement Claims – Ahmedabad Tel;ecom District – About 4,000 cases are being processed for payment as fund of Rs.70,00,000 is received. Pensioners’ should check their Bank Account to check the credit.
28.03.2015: 78.2 IDA Merger issue. The GS BDPA (INDIA) writes to Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi, PM citing how the DoT processes the case in unique way. Click for Letter.
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