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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 DoP Order.
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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