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Quote of the day.
18.05.2013: BSNL HQ Vide letter dated 13.05.2013 to all CGMs asked “To Maintenance
of records of Pension Contribution in DoT Cell. It says complaints from Union/Association
have been received stating that record of Pension Contributio in CCA’s Offices is
not being maintained properly. When this issue was taken up with DoT, it was informed
by DoT vide letter No: 7-1/2006/TA.I/[-I/1239 Dated 01.04.2013 that most of the
BSNL Circles has not submitted the Pension contribution/Leave Salary Contribution
schedules to CCA’s office. The same was already asked by DoT vide letter No: 7-7/2000/TA.I
dated 15.06.2005 and 19.01.2001. All the CGMs have been requested to submit the
schedules of Pension/Leave Salary contribution since October 2000 as desired by
respective CCA’s immediately.
18.05.2013: BSNL HQ Vide F. No. BSNL/11/SR/2012 Dated 17.05.2013 addressed to All
CGMs BSNL(Except AP,TN, BB N/, Karnataka ,MHR, J&K NCES asks to provide information
on Permanent absorption of Group B Officers (TES Grp-B/JTO) under suspension during
absorption process citing its earlier letters dated 12 & 26.04.2013 & 13.05.2013.
16.05.2013: BSNL HQ issues reminder to all CGMs on Anomaly Issue Information.Click.
15.05.2013: BSNL HQ circulates detailed instructions of DoT on maintenance of Pension
Contributions by BSNL by all concerned on 13.05.2013.Click.
15.05.2013: BSNLHQ issues fresh instructions with regard to issuance of Identity
Card to Pensioners on application vide communication dated 13.05.2013.Clilck.
15.05.2013: Specimen of BSNL Pensioners Identity Card New.Click.
13.05.2013: Memorandum submitted by FORUM OF BSNL UNIONS / ASSOCIATIONS to Hon.
Shri P. Chidambaram, Finance Minister on 09.05.2013 on Measures to be taken for
revival and revitalization of BSNL and MTNL, the strategic Telecom PSUs, to protect
the interest of the Telecom Industry as well as that of the public.Click.
10.05.2013: Forum of Unions / Associations announces agitation demanding 78.2 IDA
merger: Forum of Unions/ Associations met ON 09.05.2013 and announced the following
agitational programme to secure 78.2 IDA merger. The meeting was attended by Com.C.Singh,
GS, NFTE, Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, Com.K.Sebastin, GS,
SNEA, Com.Prahalad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com.Jayaprakash, GS, FNTO, Com.Suresh Kumar,
GS BSNL MS, and Com.S.P.Sharma, President, WRU.
22.05.2013 - Demonstrations at all levels. ... 05.06.2013 - Dharna at CO, Cicle
HQs and SSA HQs.
12.06.2013 onwards - Indefinite Strike.
09.05.2013: Gujarat Telecom Circle to recruit total 224 Direct Recruit TTA for all
SSAs. The Examination scheduled to be held on 30.06.2013 is now rescheduled to 14.07.2013.
For SSA wise vacancies detailed and other recruitment procedure
08.05.2013: The employees who cross the age of 59 years shall be allowed to avail
one All India LTC during the last year of their retirement.Click.
07.05.2013 : Salary burden of state-run telecom firm BSNL in 2011-12 increased to
Rs 13,406 crore, almost half its revenues, with as much as Rs 5,000 crore being
spent on one lakh employees who were in excess of the requirement.Click
for Complete Report on BSNL.
07.05.2013 : Method of Pay fixation in IDA Pay scale in respect of absorbed officials
of BSNL who were promoted prior to 01-10-2000 but opted under FR 22(1)(a)(i) for
fixation of their pay in the promoted scale on the date of their next increment
in the lower grade which falls after 01-10-2000. Letter No.-1-5/2004-PAT (BSNL)/Pt.V,
Dated:- 03-05-2013. Click.
07.05.2013: Outstanding bills of Telephones: BSNL has to recover outstanding bills
of Rs. 5188 Crores as on 31st December, 2012. The Telecom Minister Shri Sibal, told
Parliament in March, 2013
06.05.2013: 29th Get-to-Gather - It was held at 15.00 hours on 04.05.2013 in the
Ahmedabad Medical Association Hall, Ashram Road, Ahmadabad. Though mercury touched
44.C on that day, more than 250 Pensioners attended. Dr. Shahshank Rathod, reputed
Surgeon delivered his speech on eye care and related issue with slide-show and interacted
with the Pensioners irritating queries on the issue and made it lively. Shri J.B.
Kumpavat Executive President accorded well come speech and gave brief history of
the Association and cautioned the members against deceptive Association in the field.
He throw light on the working of the Association even in summer heat by the dedicated
pensioners. Shri A.N. Patel Circle President also spoke on the present burning issues
and called for the Association to play their vital role in resolving the Pensioners
issue. Mr. D.D. Mistry, GS in his brief speech spoke on the present status of 78.2%
IDA Merger issue, Payment of Quarterly Medical Allowance in cash, Pay Anomalies
for which pensioners were eager to know. He said that all the issues are receiving
prime attention of the authorities and expecting the result in near future. He also
opined that on merger of 78,2% IDA w.e.f. 01.01.2007 Pensioners will be eligible
for arrear as the BSNL HQ is contributing due share towards pension contribution
to DoT and as such there should be problem to pay the arrear to the Pensioners.
Shri A.A. Patel, Jt. Circle Secretary, conveyed vote of thanks. The Gathering concluded
with Dinner in the evening.
05.05.2013: The 1st Circle Working Committee Meeting of the BDPA (India) was held
at 11.00 hours in Association Office. The members from Mehsana, Kheda, Vadodara,
Surat also attended. In the meeting the details of approval from registrar of Trade
Union, Gujarat letter were placed before the Committee for appraisal. It was also
decided to bring out printed copies of Association constitution and start to collect
Rs.50/- Admission Fee while enrolling new members’ w.e.f. 1st April, 2013. The Admission
fee will be sent to CHQ as provided in the constitution.
04.05.2013: In the month of April, 2013, 15,110 members visited our web.
04.05.2013: Meeting with Shri Golpal Joshi, CCA Gujarat – on 03.05.2013, S/Shri
A.N. Patel, Circle President & D.D. Mistry, GS met Shri Gopal Joshi, CCA Ahmadabad
and discussed Pensioners issues. Cases of Bank of India, faced by the Junagadh Pensioners
were brought to his notice. The issue of preparing New PPOs for pre.01.01.2006 retirees
was also discussed. It was decided extend all the assistance by BDPA to accelerate
the process. The issue of launching web by CCA was also discussed. It was pointed
out that NIC is not extending timely assistance.
03.05.2013: The Govt. issued orders raising the CDA for C.G. Pensioners from 72%
to 80% w.e.f. 01.01.2013.Click for Order.
03.05.2013: 29th Get-to-Gather of BDPA (INDIA) will be held on 4th May, 2013 at 15.00
hours, at Ahmedabad Medical Association Hall, Near Natraj Cinema, Opp.H.K. College
Campus, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad. Dr.Shashank Rathod, (Eye Sugeon), Eye Care Hospital,will
deliver lecture on eye care and related deceases. All are cordially invited.
02.05.2013: Shri Anupam Srivastav takes over as Director, CM in BSNL from W.E.F.
1st May, 2013. We extend our hearty greetings to him.
02.05.2013: During the month of April, 2013. 15,110 viewers visited bdpa.in. We
thank all of them.
02.05.2013: In Ahmedabad City, majority of BSNL Pensioners were given their new
pension, i.e.inclusive of enhanced IDA w.e.f. 01.04.2013. We thank postal authorities
for quick action.
01.05.2013: MAY DAY GREETINGS TO ALL WORKERS.
30.04.2013: VIEW IDA SLABS FROM 01.01.2007 TO 01.04.2013.Click.
30.04.2013: No Merger of DA as 6th CPC did not recommend merger of DA with Basic
Pay: Finance Ministry replied in Lok Sabha.
(a): Various Associations/ Organisations of Central Government employees demanded
merger of 50 per cent Dearness Allowance into the basic pay of Central Government
employees and pensioners.
(b): A number of representations have been received from Associations/Organizations
of Central Government Employees/Pensioners and individuals demanding merger of 50%
of Dearness Allowance/ Dearness Relief with basic pay/pension respectively. The
demand has been considered by the Government and not agreed to since the 6th Central
Pay Commission has not recommended as such.
(c): The 6th Central Pay Commission did not recommend merger of dearness allowance
with Basic Pay at any stage. Government accepted this recommendation vide Government
of India Resolution dated 29.08.2008.
Above statement was submitted by Min of Finance in reply of a Question in the Lok
29.04.2013: GS BDPA (INDIA) will attend the office from to-day. He is advised to
refrain from attending continuous work on computer and attend light work.
28.04.2013 : ITS Volunteers called for for BSNL/MTNL - DoT ND Vide No: 391-178/2012-STG-III
(Pt.II) Dated 26th April, 2013, calls for volunteers from amongst ITA Group ‘A’
Officers working in Department of Telecommunications to work in BSNL/MTNL on deputation
as per terms and conditions as laid down in DoT OM No; A-11013/64/2012-Abs Cell
(II-A) dated 11.03.2013 within fifteen days from issue of this order.
27.04.2013: BSNL PENSIONERS NEWS GUJARAT - APRIL 2013 ISSUE. COVER PAGES.Cliclk
27.04.2013: Pension Contributin : BSNL HQ Vide No: 500-57/2012-13/CAII/BSNL/VOL.IV
dated 22.04.2013 – Circular No: 269 C – addressed All CGM, All BSNL Circle.
Sub: Calculation of monthly contribution towards cost of pension payable in respect
of BSNL absorbed employees – Reg
In continuation to Circular No. CA-269b and as desired by the competent authority,
the pension contribution payable in respect of those BSNL employees who are retiring
within 6 month shall be settled on maximum of the pay scale w/.e.f. 01.04.2013 to
till further order. Any pension cdase left unsettled because of this reason may
be got settled by paying the pension contibut9ion accordingly. Sd/ Sunil Sharma,
Dy. GM (CA.II).
26.04.2013: Shri D N Tripathi CGM, Gujarat Circle is transferred as CGM, UP-West
Circle, Meerut vice Shri P. K. Paliwal retiring on superannuation on 30.04.2013
A/N At his own cost and Sunil Parihar Sr. GM (HR/Admn), CO, Lucknow, UP East IS
transferred as CGM Gujarat vide BSNL HQ Letter No: No. 317-04/201 2-Pers.I(Pt) Dated
25.04.2013.In interim period Shri B.K. Sinha, PGM ATD will look after the charge
of CGM Gujarat.
26.04.2013: PENSION ANOMALY CASE: The reply from BSNL Corporate office is received
with the data about number of pensioners involved and the probable expenditure etc.
has been delivered to Director (E) , DOT on 15th April,2013. We hope that the matter
will receive immediate attention.
26.04.2013; The Ministry of Railways has decided that the Advance Reservation Period
(ARP) for booking reserved train tickets will be reduced from existing 120 days
to 60 days (excluding the date of journey) w.e.f. 1st May 2013. The details are
I. With effect from 01.05.2013, the ARP will be of 60 days (excluding the day of
journey) and booking will be done accordingly. However, all the bookings done up
to 30.4.2013 under the ARP of 120 days will remain intact.
II. Cancellation of the booking made beyond the ARP of 60 days will, however, be
III. There will be no change in the case of certain day time express trains like
Taj Express, Gomti Express etc. where lower time limits for advance reservations
are at present in force. IV. There will also be no change in the case of limit of
360 days for foreign tourists.
25.04.2013: BSNL PENSIONERS NEWS GUJARAT – APRIL 2013 – ISSUE - 950 Copies posted
on 23.04.2013 and 1900 copies posted on 25.05.2013 from GPO Ahmadabad and 360 copies
will be posted on 26.04.2013 morning. All the District Secretaries are supplied
ten copies each through courier to meet with complaint of non receipt. However,
such complaints should not be entertained before 02.05.2013 as postal authorities
will take their routine time in effecting delivery.
25.04.2013: GS after right eye cataract operation resumed light duties and will
revert to routine work shortly. Members are requested to bear with. GS conveys his
hearty thanks to one and all who conveyed their best wishes through phone calls,
mails, and letters, SMS and in person. He also conveys thanks to BDPA Office staff
that carried out the dispatch work of magazine without any delay despite the fact
that there was acute shortage of man-power.
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22.04.2013: Obituary: BDPA (INDIA) deeply mourns the passing away of Bro. C. Kuppusamy,
Ex. MP & All India President of TEPU around 2100 Hrs on 19.4.2013. He was a former
MP, who had dedicated his entire life for the upliftment of the working class. We
pay respectful homage to the departed leader and heartfelt condolences.
21.04.2013: Copy of BSNL HQ Letter No: BSNL/Admn.1/15-10/13 Dated 15-04-2013 addressed
to the CGM Gujarat Ahmedabad and copy to all CGMs.
Subject: Extension of medical facilities under BSNLMRS to retiring employees facing
disciplinary proceedings at the time of retirement and non-release of PPO due to
pending disciplinary proceedings.
Please refer to your office letter No: WLF/10.9/Medical/misc/corr/84 dated 7.1.12
on the subject mentioned above. The isue was dliberated and it was decided that
in case of officers retired on supperannuation but no PPO was issued to them, but
provisional pension was granted to them, such employees can be extended medical
facility co-terminus with the period for which provisional pension is granted, till
finalisation of discilinary action.
This has approval of the Competent uthority.
(Man Mohan singh)
Assistant general Manager (admn.1)
Tel. No. 23037241 Fax No. 23734260
20.04.2013: As we expected Government has cleared the additional Dearness Allowance
of 8% with effect from 1st January 2013 for Central Government employees, Central
Pensioners and family Pensioners. This decision was taken ON 18.04.2013, by Cabinet
on the basis of All India Consumer Price Index (Industrial Workers) for the period
from January 2012 to December 2012.This increase in DA would benefit around 50 lakh
employees and 30 lakh pensioners. It is also estimated that the the combined impact
on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be of the order of Rs.8629.20
crore per annum and Rs. 10067.36 crore in the financial year 2013-14 (that is for
a period of 14 months from January, 2013 to February, 2014).
15.04.2013: Since I am to under go my right eye cataract eye operation; there will
be no updating of web for few days. Please bear with me. D.D. Mistry, Web In charge
15.04.2013: Shri M.F. Farooqui, IAS, has taken over charge as the new Secretary,
DoT, on 1st April, 2013 as Shri R.Chandrashekar, retired on 31st March, 2013. Shri
M.F.Farooqui, is a Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer of the 1978 batch, who had also
served as the secretary of the Dept. of Heavy Industries. He will be in charge of
Head of Telecom Department for the next 15 months. Now we will have to move with
him for the implementation 78.2% IDA merger for BSNL working employees as well as
for pre 2007 BSNL pensioners.
15.04.2013: 78.2% IDA Merger – latest : The file is now with Member Finance DOT.
After his clearance it has to go to DOT Secretary and then go to Board For Reconstruction
of Public Sector Enterprises (BRPSE). It may take another 4 to 6 weeks time for
DOT to release the final orders in this.
13.04.2013: BSNL HQ Vide Circular No.37 and No: 14-1/2012-PAT(BSNL) dated 12.04.2013
endorse DEP Order on IDA.Click.
13.04.2013: Mr. D. D. Mistry, GS BDPA (India) & J.B. Kumpavat, Executive President,
BDPA (INDIA) addressed a mass meeting of Pensioners/Workers at Jamnagar on 12.04.2013
at 18.00 hours and the Pensioners assured to form the Jamnagar District soon and
also to work for membership verification in favour of FNTO . The workers in large
number exceeding 350 also assured their heartiest support. Shri A.V. Falia, Circle
President organized the event. Shri Dube, District President presided over the meeting.
Shri Sanjay Parmar, Circle Secretary also addressed.Click
11.04.2013: Mr.D.D. Mistry GS BDPA (INDIA) & J.B. Kumpavat, Executive President
BDPA (INDIA) will address Pensioners/Workers in Jamnagar to-day evening. Shri A.V.
Falia, Circle President has organised the meeting on the eve of membership verification
on 16th April, 2013.
10.04.2013: 10.04.2013: DPE vide File No: 2(70)/2008-DPE (WC)-GL-IX/13 dated 8th
April, 2013 issued orders for increase in IDA 3.4% w.e.f. 01.04.2013.Click.
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