3rd District Conference – Mehsana District
The 3rd District Conference of BDPA (INDIA), Mehsana Telecom District was held at Jilla Sahkari Hall, Mehsana on 7th August, 2016 at 11.00 hours. Shri M.S. Patel presided over the Conference as President of the event. S/Shri Mahendra Sinh, GMTD inaugurated the conference. Smt. Sarojben Kadia offered prayer. Shri V.S. Thakor accorded hearty welcome to the Guests, Office Bearers, Invitees and Pensioners. Shri B.C. Trivedi addressed the Conference giving detailed report of his achievement during his tenure. Shri A.N. Patel gave history of the Association, achievements and key role played by the Association in settlement of 78.2% IDA Merger Issue. Shri Dalvadi, DGM (Finance) assured that the orders for 78.2% IDA Merger will be expedited with full speed and there will be no space for any complaint. He assured that all the Claims for Pensioners are entertained timely. Shri Mahendra Sinh, GMTD said that now the time has come for the Pensioners to contribute in developments by the Pensioners as there is enough scope for them. He gave details of Group Dialing and its benefits. He asked all the Pensioners present in the Conference to sale at least one SIM CARD of BSNL per month. He assured to pensioners that he is sympathetic towards their genuine demands and will look into the issue represented by the speakers.
Shri D.D. Mistry while speaking on the settlement of 78.2% IDA Merger issue explained that what were the hurdles and how we over come. He thanked the Pensioners for their cooperation in sending representations to the authorities as and when requested. He also thanked the Shri S.C. Maheshwari, SG Bharat Pensioner Samaj for the help extended through the SCOVA and other forums. He said that issue for arrears for Pension w.e.f. 01.01.2007 for pre/post Pensioners will be perused with authorities further and if we needed, will not hesitate to revert to legal remedies. He stressed on need of BDPA (INDIA)’s own Office in Ahmedabad and requested the Pensioners to donate freely when they get their arrear. He said that BSNLMRS are being discussed and necessary modifications are on anvil.
S/Shri P.M. Patel, M.L. Chaudhari and M.S.Patel also spoke. Shri M.D. Barot anchored the Conference with his skill and zeal.
S/Shri V.S. Thakor and M.L. Chaudhari were elected as District Secretary and District President respectively. More than 250 Pensioners attended the Conference.