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Registration of AIRBSNLEWA CHQ : Registration No. S/00108/NE-/2010

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EDITOR: Com. PRAHLAD RAI, General Secretary; CHQ ADDRESS: C-8/230, Yamuna Vihar, Delhi-110053

 E-mail: airbsnlewa.gs@gmail.com......Registration of AIRBSNLEWA CHQ : Registration No. S/00108/NE-/2010

AIRBSNLEWA CHQ A/C no. 25650100 00 02904 : Indian Overseas bank: IFSC : IOBA0002565.......

Branch : SANCHAR BHAWAN NEW DELHI........BRANCH Code : 2565

 <<<<Click here for Old News before 3rd AIC at Vijayawada dated 17.07.2019>>>

Com. Kishan Singh
President
Mobile No. 09968270611

Com. Prahlad Rai

General Secretary

Mobile No. 09868278222

 

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 FAQ ON 78.2% & ALLIED ISSUES

Membership/Associate Membership forms

Constitutional Provisions
IDA Rates

Hospitals Empanelled By BSNL CO

BSNL MRS

BSNL MRS Treatment in empanelled and non empanelled Hospitals

BSNL MRS REVISED O/D LIMIT

BSNL MRS CLARIFICATION ON OUTDOOR LIMIT

CGHS GUIDELINE FOR CANCER TREATMENT

BSNLMRS NO CGHS FOR OUTDOOR

BSNLMRS OUTDOOR CLAIM FORM
 ERP Form for Pensioners

Rule 37A

 
 
 
 
 
 

All Communications to: Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, 122/85, Vijay Path, Agarwal Farm, Mansarovar, Jaipur-302020

 

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06-11-2020: GS writes to Shri P.K.Purwar Ji, CMD BSNL regarding extension of entitlement of service telephone connection renewal date up to 31st March-2021 for BSNL pensioners- request thereof. ...<<<Click here for letter>>>
03-11-2020: Pension Revision court case : The OA filed by AIRBSNLEWA, SNPWA and three MTNL Executives Associations ie RTOWA Delhi, RTWA Mumbai and MPWA Mumbai came for hearing today 2.30 PM in the Hon'ble PBCAT New Delhi but DoT/BSNL didn't file reply and sought time.......our Advocate insisted for giving a short time to file the reply by DoT/BSNL........Hon'ble PBCAT New Delhi posted the case for hearing on 23rd December-2020 ( by giving 6 week's time).....<<<Click here for our advocate message>>>
02-11-2020: IDA increase order yet to be issued by DPE:- Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with DDG PM DoT Shri Sanjeev Gupta ji and Dirctor PSU DoT Shri Ravinderan Prasad ji and enquired about the DPE orders for IDA increase wef 01-10-2020 for PSU employees and pensioners. DDG PM and Director PSU informed that till date DPE orders for IDA increase has not been received. However they assured to enquire the status from concern DPE officers. We will further contact them within two three days.
21-10-2020: GS writes to Shri P. K. Purwar ji, CMD BSNL regarding payment of long pending medical claims of Pensioners-request for....<<<Click here for letter>>>
21-10-2020: GS writes to The CGMT, BSNL Odisha Circle, Bhubneshwer  regarding election of AIRBSNLEWA Odisha Circle Office bearers-<<<Click here for letter>>>

03-10-2020:Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA congratulated Sh R K Goyal ji, PGM EB NTR ND on assuming the high office of PGM(Pers) BSNL CO. We requested him for the settlement of pending issues of the retired BSNL Executives. He assured to look into the matter. We assure him our fullest cooperation.

03-10-2020:Comrade GS Prahlad Rai along with Comrade M .L Ostwal CS , and Comrade K K Vyas FS, AIRBSNLEWA Rajasthan Circle Felicitated to Shri Sandeep Govil, CGMT on assuming the charge of CGMT Rajasthan circle on 30th September 2020 afternoon .We assured him our fullest cooperation and requested for the settlement of genuine problems of BSNL pensioners. CGMT Rajasthan Circle responded positive and assured For full cooperation.

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02-10-2020:Ex gratia final instalment payment:- Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with DDG PM DoT and discussed regarding payment of Ex gratia final instalment to VRS optees of BSNL. DDG PM mentioned that DoT has sent letters to DOE for the allocation of funds to release Ex gratia final instalment payment but the funds have not been allotted in this connection. However, it is expected that funds allotment will be there in the first week of November 2020 and Ex gratia payment can be made before Dipawali.  

01-10-2020:Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners- Court case:

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware that AIRBSNLEWA CHQ has filed the Court case in the Hon'ble PBCAT New Delhi for revision of pension of BSNL pensioners. Pension Revision of BSNL pensioners is due from 01-01-2017 but DoT waited for 3rd PRC recommendations for the pay revision of BSNL employees which was notified in the month of August 2017. On the basis of 3rd PRC report BSNL Board recommended for Pay Revision of BSNL employees to DOT with 15% fitment benefit in October 17. But DoT administration raised many quarries regarding affordability and finally kept pending pay revision of BSNL employees due continuous losses in BSNL .The pension revision of BSNL pensioners is not considered on the pretext of non-revision of pay of BSNL serving employees.

AIRBSNLEWA CHQ continuously tried to convince the Hon'ble MOC, Secretary DoT, Secretary DPE and the concern officers of DoP&W but the DoT administration categorically told that since the pay revision of BSNL employees has not taken place the pension revision of BSNL pensioners cannot take place other wise pension anomaly will cause i.e.the pre 2017 pensioners will get higher pension then to those who will retire after 01-01-2017.The anomaly issue was referred to DoP&W for comments wherein DoP&W replied to DoT to provide the formula to avoid pension anamoly. But DoT did not reply to DoP&W and kept pending the issue unresolved. AIRBSNLEWA CHQ continued its efforts to convince the DoT/ DPE/DoP&W officers to delink the pension revision of BSNL pensioners from pay revision of BSNL employees since their pension contribution was regularly paid by BSNL to DoT on the maximum of the pay scale as serving employees. Hon'ble MOC on the Parliament floor and DoT administration categorically told that pension revision of BSNL pensioners will follow pay revision of BSNL employees.

All these developments were discussed in detail in the 3rd AIC of AIRBSNLEWA held at Vijaywada and decided to file a court case in PBCAT New Delhi for revision of pension of BSNL pensioners. Accordingly sincere efforts were made by our CHQ and in particular by our Dy GS Late Comrade Amit Gupta ji to collect the necessary documents under RTI from DoT/DPE/DoP&W etc .The draft of OA was prepared by Comrade Amit Guptaji Dy GS AIRBSNLEWA and after several discussions among CHQ Office bearers. The draft was finalised by AIRBSNLEWA CHQ and later on it was shared with the leaders of other BSNL/ MTNL pensioners Associations wherein their suggestions were also incorporated. For BSNL pensioners AIRBSNLEWA and SNPWA came to gather to file the case In the Hon'ble PBCAT New Delhi along with MTNL pensioner’s three Associations .For MTNL pensioners Associations Comrade M K Bagchi, President RTWOA MTNL took the lead in coordinating and finalising the OA draft for MTNL pensioners. Comrade GS, President CHQ, Dy.GS and some comrades of Delhi Circle along with other Association leaders of BSNL/MTNL met our Advocates on many occasions to finalise the OA. After detailed discussions wit some additions and deletions the draft OA was finalised. Finally our Advocates Sh Rajshekher Rao and Madam Gauri Puri filed two OAs one for BSNL and other for MTNL pensioner Associations on 09.09.2020, which was admitted and posted for hearing on 3rd November 2020 for hearings. For BSNL pensioners AIRBSNLEWA and SNPWA has filed the OA and for MTNL pensioners RTWOA with two other Associations has filed the case in the Hon'ble PBCAT New Delhi.

To contest the case regular persuasion and pleadings are required through our Advocates for which legal expenses will be there. To meet the legal expenses AIRBSNLEWA in its Extended Central Executive Committee virtual Meeting held on 19th September 2020 has unanimously decided to collect Rs 1000/- per member from the branches/ circles and to be deposited in AIRBSNLEWA CHQ Account through RTGS or NEFT at the earliest. Thus we earnestly appeal to all our members to deposit Rs 1000/- per head in CHQ Account through their respective branches please. GS, AIRBSNLEWA

30-09-2020: Felicitation of CGMT Rajasthan on his retirement on superannuation Comrade GS Prahlad Rai along with Comrade M L Ostwal CS AIRBSNLEWA Rajasthan circle and other comrades felicitated Shri O P Gupta Ji CGMT Rajasthan circle on his retirement on superannuation on 30th September 2020 at Jaipur. Shri O P Gupta Ji was very helping officer to AIRBSNLEWA members<<photos>>

28-09-2020:AIRBSNLEWA consistent efforts yielded result in getting extention of Validity of BSNL MRS card upto 31-03-2021 from 30-09-2020 in veiw of on going Covid-19 situation.....we are thankful to Dirctor(HR) BSNL Board and GM(Admn) BSNL CO New Delhi for their kind consideration. GS,AIRBSNLEWA<<Read>>
25-09-2020:Extension of medical card validity up to 31-03-2021 from 30-09-2020 :-Comrade GS Prahlad Rai requested Director(HR) BSNL Board and GM Admn BSNL CO ND for the extension of BSNL MRS card for BSNL pensioners upto 31-03-2021 from 30-09-2020 in view of on going Covid-19 situation .Director (HR) considered our request and issued instructions for extending the date of BSNL MRS card .We are extremely thankful to them for considering our request favorably. GS,AIRBSNLEWA
19-09-2020:AIRBSNLEWA conducted its Extendeded Central Executive Committee meeting on 19th September-2020 successfully:- Dear Comrades, Yesterday on 19th September 2020 Extended (CEC) Central Executive Committee Meeting was conducted on Google meet commenced sharply at 7 pm and ended by 10.15 pm. Before commencement of the meeting Comrade President Kishan Singh Ji in his opening remarks welcomed all the participants and requested to observe two minutes silence in the memory of our beloved late Comrade Amit Gupta Ji Dy GS on his sad demise. After this Comrade President requested all the participants to discuss the agenda in time limit to give chance to every body .He also apprised the status of various court cases filed by AIRBSNLEWA. Comrade GS while welcoming all the esteemed participants emphasized on the following points and interacted with all very actively as usual.
1.To immediately form the Circle bodies/District branches in the Circles and BAs wherever not yet done.
2.Augment our membership base by enrolling more members.
3.Last installment of exgratia of VRS retirees is expected to be paid by this month end.
4.Delay in reimbursement of long pending MR Claims has been very strongly taken up with CMD and favorable actions are anticipated.    

5.CGHS payment reimbursement is being done regularly in all the Circles as assoured by CMD to this Association.

 6. Retention of staff quarters to VRS optees has been taken up but the BSNL management has increased the rent on high cost which we have further taken up and will discuss with Dir HR and CMD BSNL further for reconsideration.

7.Unjustified deduction of income tax on the unpaid medical claims has been protested on the basis of information received from In come tax department under RTI.

 8.The individual issues of some comrades are being taken up regularly. The ePPOs not released in Maharastra Circle has also been discussed in BSNL CO for an early settlement.

9, Discrepancies in the ePPOs regarding mentioning of 'BSNL VRS SCHEME 2019' is to be corrected as pension under Rule 37A CCS 1972 rules has been taken up with DoT Member Finance and Director HR BSNL.
10.Court cases filed by AIRBSNLEWA CHQ for the payment of 78.2% IDA fitment benefit to BSNL pensioners wef 01-01-2007 instead of June 2013 pending in the Hon'ble High Court Delhi and PBCAT New Delhi 6.Our Pension Revision case of BSNL and MTNL pensioners filed by AIRBSNLEWA , SNPWA and MTNL pensioners Associations respectively in the PBCAT New Delhi are closely being monitored and follow up ensured. GS says, DOT may go upto the apex court for which we have to be ready and geared up fully.It is unanimously decided to collect Rs 1000/- per head as legal fund to plead the case.Since the case has been filled in the name of the Association the judgement will be applicable to all the members of the Association.

11. Venue of the next CWC has been fixed as Hyderabad after lifting of all the prevailing COVID Restrictions.
Issues brought to the notice of GS.
1. Non Mentioning of Commutation details in the EPPO issued to VRS Retirees.
2. Retirees to be permitted to work as exclusive LCOs, if desires, for the provisioning of FTTH.
3.Immediate releasing of CGHS payments.                                                                                                    4.Retention of staff quarters to VRS optees of BSNL.
GS agreed to look into the above issues etc.

Generally the virtual meeting was very good with quality audio and video. Abuot 100 participants attended and interacted in the virtual Extended CEC Meeting.Most of the Circles representatives I.e. Assam, Bihar,Jharkhand,West Bengal, Odissa, Punjab, Haryana Rajasthan, Utterakhand ,Himmachal Predesh,Delhi UP East, UP West, MP, Gujarat, Maharstra,Andhra Pradesh, Telengana,Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu Circles very actively participated in the meeting. Vote of thanks was extended by Comrade Pallab Bose, AGS. Comrade GS also extended thanks to all the comrades for their active participation and assured that their issues will be taken up immediately at ' appropriate levels. Meeting was concluded with full satisfaction to all the participants. AIRBSNLEWA- ZINDABAD

18-09-2020:GS Writes to CGM Bihar Circle & CCA Bihar on formation of Circle Body  <<READ>>
17-09-2020:AIRBSNLEWA Bihar Circle Body is constituted as under :-
President : Sh. D.K. Jha,Retd AGM,
Vice President : Sh . Ajay Tlwari
Circle Secretary: Sh. Krishna Kumar,Retd CAO
ACS-I: Sh. Sunil Kr. Sinha
ACS-II: Sh. S. Banerjee
ACS-III: Sh. R.B. Yadav
Financial Secretary: Sh. J.P. Sharma,
Asstt. Financial Secy.: Sh. S.K.Agrawal
Org. Secy.: Sh. P.K. Saha
Org. Secy.: Sh. R.B. Manto
Org. Secy.: Sh. S.P.Yadav
Org. Secy.: Sh. Vijay Krumar
Patron: Sh. Kaushalendra Prasad
Patron: Sh. D.N.Choudhary & Sh. Balbir Singh

All the Circle office bearers have concerned and elected unanimously. AIRBSNLEWA CHQ congratulate newly elected Circle Office bearers and assure them our fullest cooperation.

17-09-2020:Congratulations! The OA filed by AIRBSNLEWA & Others for BSNL pensioners along with MTNL Associations for MTNL pensioners was heared today morning in the Hon'ble PBCAT New Delhi after virtual hearing Hon'ble PBCAT admitted the case and issued notice to the respondents to file reply......now the case is posted for hearing on 3rd November-2020.Mr Rajshekher Rao and Ms Gauri Puri advocates appeared on our side.
14-09-2020:AIRBSNLEWA CEC meeting: Dear comrades, ALL INDIA RETIRED BSNL EXECUTIVES WELFARE ASSOCIATION (AIRBSNLEWA) is holding its All India Extended Central Executive committee meeting comprising CHQ office bearers/ Circle office bearers/District office bearers on virtual basis on Saturday19th September 2020 at 19.00 Hrs .All the CHQ office bearers, Circle Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting by clicking the above Google link. Also send/ forward the link to all the concern office bearers for attending the meeting. Please make it a grand success by your active participation to discuss and decisions on organizational matters..........With best wishes......Prahlad Rai

Meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/syc-frhf-bij

11-09-2020:GS Writes to CMD BSNL on revalidation of BSNLMRS Cards  <<READ>>
09-09-2020:Status of Court case on pension revision of BSNL/ MTNL pensioners :- OA for Pension Revision of BSNL pensioners has been filed by All India Retried BSNL Executives Welfare Association (AIRBSNLEWA) and otheers in the Hon'ble PBCAT New Delhi on Tuesday and posted for admission hearing on 17th September 2020 . Our Advocates Mr Rajshekher Rao and Ms Gauri Puri will plead the case.<<Click here for  OA>>
08-09-2020:Status of Court case on pension revision of BSNL/ MTNL pensioners :- Today our Advocates Mr Rajshekher Rao and Ms Gauri Puri on behalf of AIRBSNLEWA and SNPWA for BSNL pensioners and RTOWA with two other Associations for MTNL pensioners i.e. RTOWA, Delhi/RTOWA, Mumbai &MPWA, Mumbai filed two separate OAs in the Hon'ble PBCAT New Delhi for Pension Revision of BSNL/MTNL pensioners .This could be done with the hard work done by our beloved Veteran leader Late Comrade Amit Guptaji Dy GS AIRBSNLEWA for the last two years and all other constituent Associations leaders. It is true homase to our beloved late comrade Amit Guptaji Dy GS AIRBSNLEWA.
08-09-2020:Clarification on the recognition of BSNL pensioners Association:- Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with GM(SR) and expressed our concern against the letter given to our Circle Secretary Maharashtra Circle by AGM Maharashtra Circle office mentioning that only recognized Associations can make the correspondence with the Management. In this regards GM(SR) categorically told that this provision is not applicable for the pensioners Associations, it is applicable for the serving Executives Associations only. He assured that he will speak with the GM HR Maharashtra Circle and will clarify the provisions.
08-09-2020:Settlement of pensionery benefits with respect to the VRS Optees of BSNL :-Comrade Prahlad Rai, GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with Sr GM(Esst) BSNL CO New Delhi regarding settlement of pensionery benefits with respect to the VRS optees of BSNL in Maharashtra Circle. Sr GM(Esst) mentioned that he is aware of the matter and has directed that all the VRS optees of SC/ST category have apply online to the special committee for verification there after on clearance the cases will be settled.  He mentioned that about 54 candidates have applied on line and their cases are clear for them pensionery benefits are being released. He advised that remaining people should also apply and take clearance so that their pensionery benefits are also released.

Corrections in the ePPOs by CCAs:- We told him that in his presence only the matter was discussed with Director(HR) and then and there only Director(HR) spoke over phone with DDG(Acconts) DoT and explained him that in ePPOs pension rule should be written under 37A of CCS rule 1972 insteed of BSNL VRS 2019 scheme. Sr GM(Esst) mentioned that after this meeting immediately a DO letter was sent to DoT for necessary corrections. He assured for sending a reminder to DOT on this issue for an early action.

07-09-2020: Final Payment of Ex- gratia to BSNL and MTNL VRS optees: Comrade GS Prahlad Rai discussed with Member(Finance), DOT regarding final payment of Ex-gratia to VRS optees of BSNL and MTNL. Member(Finance) told that BSNL has to submit the actual requirements to DoT there after immediately funds will be released. He further mentioned that BSNL is preparing requirement after during all the dues adjustment as this is the final instalment payment. He advised to pursue in BSNL for sending the requirement to DoT as early as possible. Releasing of required funds will not be the problem from DoT.

(2) Corrections in ePPOs of VRS optees of BSNL : We requested Member(Finance) to issue necessary instructions to CCAs for making correction in SAMPAN Software for mentioning pension payment under 'Rule 37A" of CCA pension rule 1972 instead of 'BSNL VRS scheme'. Member(Finance) told that necessary corrections have been made in SAMPAN Software however regarding problems of Kolkatta CCA he assured that he will speak with CCA Kolkatta for necessary corrections.

07-09-2020:Reimbursement of pending medical claims of BSNL pensioners: Disbursements Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with Director (Finance) BSNL Board and discussed regarding payment of long pending medical claims of BSNL pensioners which are not paid for the last two years. Director (Finance) appreciated our concern and mentioned that due non availability of funds these medical claims could not be paid however he assured that some funds will be released on this account to settle pending medical claims.
07-09-2020: Status of Court case to be filed in the PBCAT New Delhi on pension revision of BSNL/ MTNL pensioners : The OA for Pension Revision of BSNL and MTNL pensioners is ready to be filed in the PBCAT New Delhi. Some documents by MTNL Associations will be submitted by tomorrow to our Advocate. We are expecting filing of OA in this weak only. AIRBSNLEWA,, SNPWA and some MTNL pensioners Associations are filing the case together with two separate OAs for BSNL and MTNL.

Our beloved Veteran leader Comrade Amit Guptaji, Dy GS AIRBSNLEWA passed away on 05.09.2020: Our beloved Veteran leader Comrade Amit Guptaji, Dy GS AIRBSNLEWA today passed away. He was the founder member of AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA....his contribution to built these Associations was excellent...........due to his hard work for the last two years we could finalise the OA for Pension Revision of pension of BSNL/MTNL Pensioners yesterday only which is being filed in the PBCAT New Delhi on Monday .........We are extremely shocked due to sudden death of Comrade Amit Guptaji our Veteran leader .........We convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of Comrade Amit Guptaji and pray Almighty God to rest soul in peace................Om Shanti....Om Shanti....

05-09-2020: Our beloved Veteran leader Comrade Amit Gupta ji, Dy GS AIRBSNLEWA passed away on 05.09.2020: We lost our beloved Veteran Comrade Amit Gupat Ji,  he last breathed today night at 12.30 Hrs and expired with massive heart attack .Untimely death of Comrade Amit Guptaji Dy GS AIRBSNLEWA is great loss to his family and AIRBSNLEWA. First time I met Comrade Amit Ji in Delhi R K Puram in the Earstwhile JETA being led by Comrade M K Bagchi Ji as GS.

Comrade Amit Dada was CWC member of JETA from West Bengal Circle and I was  also CWC member from Rajasthan Circle in the year 1983.........I was highly impressed with his deliberations and got motivated.......in the year 1986 Comrade Amit Dada was Circle Secretary,  JETA WB Circle and that time our burning issue was revision of pay scale of JE Telecome and JETA launched active trade union actions in terms of Work Accordingly to Rule which was treamondus success.....during this struggle Comrade Amit Guptaji was closely associated with Comrade M K Bagchi GS JETA and played very important role in achieving JE pay scale revision. During this agitation period only he very successfully conducted historical CWC meeting at Binani Bhawan Kolkata where the strategies were finalised for the success of agitation and settlement of the demand. Like we continued to work in JTOA as Circle Secretaries till our promotion as SDE in the year 1993-94...July 1994 I was elected CS TESA and Amit Dada as CWC WB Circle and then CS. After the formation of BSNL CCC Central Coordination committee of DOT recognised Associations was formed and  the first Convention of CCC was convened  at Kolkatta Binani Bhawan wherein the decision of merging 10 DoT recognised Associations was taken and formation of AIBSNLEA. Comrade Amit Ji was the Circle Secretary, EarstwhileTESA WB C 7ircle and was instrumental in the formation of AIBSNLEA. Comrade Amit Guptaji worked as CS AIBSNLEA till AIC Kolkatta held in 2010-11 and then worked as OS East, AIBSNLEA till AIC Nasik and Coseltant till AIC Vijaywada held in July-2019. Comrade Amit Guptaji was elected as Dy GS,  AIRBSNLEWA in its AIC at Vijaywada and he was continuously working for the issues of pensioners mainly drafting the OA for Pension Revision of pension of BSNL/MTNL  pensioners.

He was very much concern for the pension revision and pursued me to Comrade Jogi,  GS SNPWA and Comrade M K Bagchi to file the court case since DoT is denying pension revision without the pay revision of BSNL employees and with his hard work he collected all the necessary documents   under RTI from DoT, DoP&W and DPE etc.Finally yesterday the draft OA was finalised by our Advocate Mr Rajshekher Rao and being filed on Monday or Tuesday in PB CAT ND. Yesterday evening we had discussions on the pension revision court case wherein Comrade Amit Guptaji expressed his happiness that OA is has been finalised and being filed in the Hon'ble PBCAT New Delhi on Monday or Tuesday......I told him that whole credit goes to him only who has made sincere efforts in collecting all relevant documents for the last two years and drafting the OA........this was my last with him yesterday..........I lost my personal friend, family friend,  well-wisher,  guiding factor, he only inspired me to become GS AIBSNLEA and GS AIRBSNLEWA.....he was only doing our day to day work of the Association. It is irreparably lose to the BSNL and MTNL pensioners and Employees............we convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of Comrade Amit Guptaji Dy GS AIRBSNLEWA on his sad demise.....we pray almighty God to rest soul in peace........Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA

26-08-2020: BSNL issued Comprehensive Renting Out Policy (CROP 2020) for renting out its unused assets including Residential Accomodations. This will solve the issue of accomodation to pensioners who are still residing in departmental quarters. AIRBSNLEWA has been pursuing with DOT and BSNL for settlement of this issue since long. <<READ>>   
27-07-2020: GS Writes to:
                    
1) To Secretary DOT on Commutation of Pension to VRS pensioners. <<Read>>
                     2) To CMD BSNL on excess deduction of TDS from exgratia  <<Read>>
                     3) To CMD BSNL on FTTH connection to pensioners  <<Read>>
            
 27-07-2020:  Further VRS in BSNL and payment of 4th Ex-gratia instalment to VRS optees of BSNL:
Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with DDG PM DoT regarding the information being spread on whatsapp groups on 2nd VRS in BSNL from September-2020. DDG (PM) DoT clarified that there is no such proposal pending or in process in DoT to bring 2nd VRS in BSNL. At present 65000 employees are there in BSNL and are required to run BSNL. These are rumors only.
2. Payment of Ex gratia 4th installment in BSNL. On this issue DDG(PM) informed that DoT has send a proposal to DOE for the allocation of Budget of Rs 1200/- Crores to release the payment of 4th installment to VRS optees of BSNL. And either on receipt of budget allocation or the direction to release Ex gratia payment from the DoT funds is available by 31-07-2020, the Ex- gratia will immediately be paid.
25-07-2020:  Jalgaon District Branch of AIRBSNLEWA formed : 
A Report by Com Manani CS Maharastra :          
Congratulations to all....
I find it my pleasure to share with you that today with the blessings of all seniors, we with the great efforts from our Jalgaon comrades, succeeded to form AIRBSNLEWA Jalgaon district branch... List is attached above, same is also emailed to GMT Jalgaon, GS and all MH circle office bearers.... Best of Luck to Jalgaon comrades in a very short period of about 15 days they have enrolled 41 members.. Salute to all Jalgaon comrades... We are with you always
<<<Jalgaon Dist Body >>>
 17-07-2020:    GS Writes to CMD BSNL on Retention of Staff Qtr <<<Read>>>    
 10-07-2020:      Ex - gratia 3rd instalment payment to VRS optees of BSNL:                
Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with DDG PM DoT today 10th July 2020 regarding payment of Ex gratia 3rd installment to VRS optees of BSNL.  DDG PM DoT informed that DoT is releasing 3rd installment of Ex gratia to VRS optees of BSNL today about  38%. Thus total 92% Ex - gratia amount is paid against the comlete Budget allotment of Rs 9988/- Crores.Now DOT will further ask Budget allotment of Rs 1200/- Carores from Ministery of Economic Affairs for the remaining 8% Ex-gratia amount payment to VRS optees of BSNL .He also mentioned that in case Ministry of Economic Affairs allow DoT to make the Ex gratia payment from DoT fund than immediately remaining 8% extra gratia amount will be paid before 31st July-2020 itself. DDG PM assured that Final Ex gratia payment will be made in the month of August 2020 .He also informed that still about 1800 PPOs are to be issued and their Ex gratia payment has to be made available.
06-07-2020:    GOOD NEWS :Maharastra Circle Body of AIRBSNLEWA formed. President Com C M Saste, Vice President Com K P Nair, Circle Secretary Com A R Manani, Financial Secretary Com Rajesh Parulekar. CHQ extends greetings to the elected Office Bearers and communicates to CGM and Pr CCA Maharastra Circle.  <<Full Body>>
06-07-2020:  Chaotic situation in getting CGHS medical card from Assistant Director CGHS, Kolkatta : Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with Aditional DDG(CGHS), New Delhi and apprised him about the Chaotic situation in getting CGHS medical card from Assistant Director CGHS, Kolkata office. We explained him that Assistant Director CGHS Kolkata office is issuing only 25 CGHS medical cards per day.....5000 BSNL pensioners who wants to opt CGHS facility instead of BSNLMRS are finding difficulty.......this process may take lot of time in availing CGHS facility by BSNL pensioners....... Additional DDG CGHS New Delhi appreciated our concern and assured to discuss the matter with concern Assistant Director CGHS Kolkata to resolve the problem........he advice that our representative can meet with AD Kolkata to discuss and resolve the issue with reference to our discussions...
06-07-2020:   GS Writes to the Secretary DOT on gross discrepancies in the ePPOs issued from SAMPANN package. All Pensioners in receipt of ePPO may kindly note the discrepancies. Even the pension payment rule is incorrect and may cause future complications.  <<Letter>> 
Annexures:
<<<Normal PPO>>>   <<<Sh.Sujit Kumar VRS ePPO>>     
<<Smt. Uma Biswas superannuated ePPO>>>
04-07-2020:   GS Writes to Joint Secretary Ministry of Health on chaotic condition at Addl Director CGHS office at Kolkata  <<Read>>
29-06-2020:   GS Writes to:
              
1. CMD BSNL on discrimination to pensioners    <<READ>>
              
1. CMD BSNL on revalidation of BSNLMRS Cards  <<READ>>
               2. CMD BSNL on extension for submission of Medical Bill <<READ>>
               3. CGM UP West Circle on formation of Circle Body  <<READ>>
22-06-2020:   Exercising of options for CGHS, with vouchers and without vouchers: In response to our letter dated 11-06-2020 BSNL CO has issued a clarification on exercising option for medical.  <<ORDER>>

Now only clarification on extension of date for Revalidation of BSNLMRS Cards are pending. GS informed GM Admn BSNL about this. Order is expected shortly.

16-06-2020:  Revalidation of BSNL MRS card and exercises of options for CGHS, with vouchers and without vouchers: Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with GM(Admn) BSNL CO New Delhi regarding extension of Medical Card date upto 31st March 2021 from 30-06-2020    and allowing options to avail medical facility through CGHS, With vouchers and without vouchers upto 30-06-2020 only. We expressed our concern against the order and requested to clarify that wether BSNL pensioners will not be allowed to exercise options to opt CGHS facility after 30-06-2020.......due to Covid-19 no local buses, Metro and trains are available which is causing difficulty to Senior Citizens to attend the office and complete the formalies.Also difficult for them to apply through online since they are not fully equipped or computer friendly. We requested to extend with voucher/ without voucher option upto 31st August 2020 and not to fix any date for CGHS migration. After detail discussions GM Admn assured to look into the matter.
14-06-2020: GS writes to Shri P K Purwar ji, CMD BSNL regarding Serious discrimination and deprivation caused to the aged pensioners by the new medical policy notified...<<<Click here for letter>>
11-06-2020: GS writes to Shri P K Purwar ji, CMD BSNL regarding confusion created on implication of order no BSNL/Admn.1/15-12.  Dated 10-6-2020- <<<Click here for letter>>>

11-06-2020: GS writes to Sh. S.C. Sharma ji, CGMT, Uttrakhand Telecom Circle regarding intimation regarding formation of AIRBSNLEWA Uttarakhand Circle body-<<<Click here for letter>>>

05-06-2020: Payment of Ex- gratia to VRS Optees in BSNL.
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Comrade, Prahlad Rai ,GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed today (5-6-2020) with DDG(PM) DoT regarding payment of Ex gratia to VRS optees of BSNL. DDG(PM) informed that govt has already allocated the budget amounting about Rs 9000/- Crores for the payment Ex-gratia to VRS optees .Member (Finance) has personally gone to Ministry of Economic Affairs for relaxation in the capping of expenditures. Secy(T) has also given letter to Secy DoE in this regard. DDG(PM) mentioned that they are confident that about 60% Ex-gratia payment will be made before 30th June 2020. He further mentioned that about 62000 ePPOs have been issued by most of the CCAs all over the country.

(b) Regarding retention of residential quarters to VRS optees for next two years on nominal rental charges. DDG(PM) assured that after 30thJune 2020 this matter will be examined and necessary action will be taken.
04-06-2020: GS writes to Shri Anshu Prakash Ji,  IAS Secretary to Govt. of India, Deptt. of Telecom., Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi regarding retention of staff quarters to BSNL employees who opted VRS in the backdrop of Corona Pandemic (COVID-19) all over the country – request thereof....<<<Click here for letter>>>

The above letter has since been acknowledged by Secretary DOT by SMS on 19-06-2020 (correspondence no 461769/2020)

03-06-2020: Adhoc Body for AIRBSNLEWA UP West formed......
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Adhoc body AIRBSNLEWA

Sh Vijendra Singh
President
Mob no.9412085050

Sh Pradeep Kumar Singhal
Circle Secretary
Mob No. 9412201010

Sh G.S Teotia
Treasurer
Mob no.9412205550

02-06-2020: GS writes to Shri P K Purwar ji, CMD BSNL regarding extension of validity of BSNLMRS Card for pensioners -<<<Click here for letter>>>
30-05-2020: GS writes to Shri P K Purwar ji, CMD BSNL regarding non-reimbursement of Telephone bill Claims and Medical claims of BSNL CO employees -<<<Click here for letter>>>

29-05-2020: Status of WP 13202/2019 in Delhi HC ( Appeal petition of 1st pension arrear case)
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Report from AOR:

As you are aware, due to the lockdown prevailing in view of the outbreak of COVID-19, Courts have remained closed and continue to remain closed until further Orders. The captioned matter that was listed on 12.04.2020 and 26.05.2020, stands adjourned to 21.07.2020.

29-05-2020: Ex -gratia Payment to VRS optees:-
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Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with Member (Finance) DoT and DDG(PM) regarding payment of Ex- gratia to VRS optees in BSNL today 29th May 2020. Member(Finance) informed that letters have been sent to Ministry of Economic Affairs for relaxation in the capping of expenditures.

In view of Covid-19 government has directed to spent 5% of the allotted funds in every month. Meetings in this regards have also taken place in DoE. They assured that efforts are being made to make the Ex- gratia payment to VRS optees of BSNL before 30-06-2020. They were confident that Ex- gratia payment will be made before 30-06-2020.

22-05-2020: Ex-gratia payment to VRS optees by BSNL: Com. Prahlad Rai, GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with Senior officers of DoT and enquired about the payment of Ex-gratia to the VRS optees as per the Govt. decision. It was informed that the budget allocation has been received in DoT for the payment of remaining 18.7% of 1st installment and 50 % of the 2nd installment which will be paid immediately before 30th June-2020. Secy(T), DoT will be meeting Secy(DoE) shortly for the relaxation in capping imposed on payments due to Covid-19. They also informed that till date about 53000- 54000 PPOs have been issued by the respective CCAs out of about 90000 retirees. DoT is making sincere efforts to ensure release of all the PPOs before 30-06-2020 so that the Ex- gratia payment is made to all VRS optees.
17-05-2020: Online Zoom meeting of AIRBSNLEWA Rajasthan Circle conducted on 17-05-2020 at 18.00Hrs for one Hour:-

AIRBSNLEWA Rajasthan circle today evening at 18.00Hrs hold on line Zoom meeting along with their circle/Disrict office bearers .Comrade GS Prahlad Rai, GS, Comrade Kishan Singh Ji CHQ President, Comrade Amit Gupta, Dy GS and OS(N) Com. S S Rawat participated and addressed the online meeting. Comrade Kishan Singh ji, President presided over the meeting. Comrade K G Arora Circle President and Comrade M L Ostwal, Circle Secretary welcomed all the CHQ, Circle/District office bearers participated in the meeting. Participants discussed the burning issues related to pending medical claims, CGHS reimbursement, pension revision of BSNL pensioners and issues related to VRS optees etc.

Comrade GS apprised in detail the status of all issues raised in the meeting, he explained that CGHS contribution reimbursement has been made with efforts of AIRBSNLEWA. CHQ has requested to CMD BSNL for early payment of pending medical claims and after opening of lock down our GS will meet personally CMD, BSNL in this regard, he also apprised the status of the Court cases on 72.8% fitment benefit wef 1-01-2007 and explained that since DoT is not revising the Pension of BSNL pensioners on the pretext that Pay revision of BSNL employees has not taken place, in view of this after waiting for the last three years now legal action is the only way to get resolved the issue. Comrade Amit Gupta Dy GS in his address impress upon to growth of the Association by enrolling more members to strengthen the Association. He also explained the need of filing a court case in PBCAT ND on pension revision case. Comrade Kishan Singh Ji, President requested all the members to contribute for court case on pension revision of BSNL pensioners court case. After detail discussions for one hour Comrade M L Ostwal Circle Secretary and Comrade K G Arora extended Vote of thanks.

Com. M L Ostwal CS and Comrade Devi Lal, Organising Secretary, (West Zone) Rajasthan Circle organised the successful online meeting on Zoom.

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14-05-2020: GS writes to Shri P K Purwar ji, CMD BSNL regarding procedure for Outdoor Medical Claims for BSNL employees (Serving /retired) and reimbursement of medical claims of BSNL Pensioners -<<<Click here for letter>>>

14-05-2020:DoP&PW has started a Call Center with a Toll Free Number 1800-11-1960 where pensioners can lodge their grievances on Centralised Pension Grievance Redress and Monitoring System  ...<<<Click here for Do-letter of Jt.Secy, DoP&PW>>>

12-05-2020: Admin. Cell of BSNL CO issued order regarding procedure for outdoor medical claim for BSNL employees (Serving /Retired)....<<<Click here for order>>>
12-05-2020: GS writes to Shri P K Purwar ji, CMD BSNL regarding extension of time limit for submission of Medical Claims due to lockdown...<<<Click here for letter>>>
09-05-2020: GS writes to Shri P K Purwar ji, CMD BSNL regarding extension of RSTC of retired employees upto 30-6-2020.....<<<Click here for letter>>>

<<<Ref: Our earlier letter dated 31-3-2020>>>
05-05-2020: BSNL CO has issued order extending validity of BSNLMRS card of all pensioners upto 30-06-2020 in response to our letter dated 22-04-2020 and 16-04-2020 also discussion on the issue twice with Sr GM (Admn). <<ORDER>>  
05-05-2020:160.7% IDA fixation to the BSNL pensioners in the month of April 2020 pension: Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with CCA Jaipur and expressed our concern that CCA Jaipur has not given IDA fixation @160.7% in the April2020 pension to BSNL pensioners. CCA Jaipur appreciated our concern and mentioned that due to confusion on the basis of Govt decision to freez the CDA for Central Govt Employyees and pensioners the pension was prepared before 28-04-2020 i.e. before issuance of the DoT order in this regard. He  confirmed that Advisor(Finance) DOT has also discussed the matter with him.  However CCA Jaipur assured that IDA arreare will be paid as per DoT order soon.
29.04.2020:With holding of IDA of BSNL / MTNL Pensioners in the month of April 2020: Comrade Prahlad Rai, GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with Advisor (Finance) DOT today and expressed our concern against with holding of IDA of BSNL and MTNL pensioners for the month of April 2020 and giving IDA fixation 157.3% to the BSNL and MTNL pensioners wef 01-01-2020 instead of 160.7% (on present rate) by respective CCAs.

Advisor(Finance) DoT appreciated our concern and assured to discuss the matter with concern officers of CCAs to make the payment of IDA @ 160.7% in April Pension as per DPE orders. Regarding DoT order to fix up the pension wef 01-01-2020 @ 157.3% to the employees retiring in April 2020, he informed that it is done in view of the probability that in case DPE endorses the DOE order dated 23-04-2020 then recoveries may be avoided from the pensionery benefits.

We requested to withdraw DoT letter dated 28-04-2020 in this regard. Advisor(Finance) informed that matter is under discussions in Ministery and shortly some final decision will be taken.

28.04.2020: GS writes to Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad ji, Hon’ble Minister of Communications, Govt. of India, New Delhi regarding withholding of IDA approved from 1-4-2020 to BSNL / MTNL employees retiring on 30.04.2020  our concern thereof......<<<<Click here for letter>>>>
27.04.2020DoT, New Delhi instructions regarding implementation of Income Tax Module in SAMPANN......<<<Click Here for instructions>>>

24.04.2020: Extension of medical card of BSNL pensioners in Rajasthan Circle up to 30-06-2020:

Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with CGMT Rajasthan Circle regarding extension of Medical Card of BSNL pensioners up to 30-06-2020 as the BSNL CO, New Delhi has already extended the validity up to 30-06-2020 in view of on going Covid-19.

Our Circle Secretary, AIRBSNLEWA Rajasthan Circle has already given a letter in this regard. CGMT Rajasthan Circle assured an early action in this regard.

(b) Also requested to arrange provisional pension payment to the employees retired in February 2020 and their pension papers could not be sent to CCA due to Covid-19. CGMT Rajasthan Circle assured to look into the matter.

24.04.2020: Freezing of DA of Central Govt employees and pensioners wef 01-01-2020 to 31st July-2021- impact on IDA:-
Comrade Prahlad Rai, GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with Sr GM(Esst) BSNL CO and discussed regarding freezing of DA of Central Govt. employees and pensioners wef 01-01-2020 to 31st July-2021 and it's impact on IDA of CPSU employees and pensioners. Sr GM Esst BSNL CO mentioned that he has discussed the matter with concern DoT officers and it was informed that till the time DPE issue the orders DoT/ BSNL can't issue any order in this regard. We also discussed that IDA for the last quarter January 20 to March20 has been implemented in BSNL. VRS optees pensionery benefits e.g. leave encasement and Ex gratia etc have been paid on the last pay drawn including IDA effecting from January 2020, thus any order can't be implemented retrospectively. He further mentioned that let the DPE issue order in this regard than only any action will be taken by DoT/ BSNL .
It is to be mentioned that till today evening DPE has not issued any order on IDA freezing.
23.04.2020: MOF issued order regarding freezing of DA of Central Govt. employees and Dearness Relief to Central Govt. pensioners at current rates till July, 2021 .....<<<<Click here for letter>>>>
22.04.2020: GS writes to Shri P K Purwar ji, CMD BSNL regarding extension of BSNLMRS due to lockdown- [Ref: BSNL/Admn.I/2020/Medical. Dated 21-4-2020].....<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

22.04.2020: Extension of BSNL MRS Card validity upto 30.06.2020 for BSNL Pensioners: GS Com. Prahlad Rai, GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with GM(Admin), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi regarding our earlier request for extension of BSNL MRS Card validity upto 30.06.2020 for BSNL Pensioners.

As we have requested earlier vide  letter dated 16.04.2020, and now BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi vide its letter no. BSNL/Admn.l /2020/Medical Dated: 21.04.2020 has issued order for extending the validity of BSNL MRS card of BSNL Corporate Office pensioners only upto 30.06.2020. In this connection, it was requested to issue common order for all the circles on All India basis. GM(Admin) assured to look into the matter.

21.04.2020: Admin Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued order regarding Extension of Revalidation of BSNLMRS Medical Card for BSNL Retired Employees of BSNL Corporate Office.....<<<Click here for Order>>>

16.04.2020: GS writes to Shri P K Purwar ji, CMD BSNL regarding renewal of the validity of BSNLMRS cards for Pensioners-<<<Click here for letter>>>

 Ref: AIRBSNEWA's earlier Appeal to pensioners to donate in PM CARES Fund
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We are receiving suggestions from our members that we should donate either in PMNRF or in the relief funds of different CMs instead of PM Cares as there are some controversial reports.

In view of this we appeal to our members either to donate in PM Cares or in PMNRF (Prime Minister's National Relief Fund) or in the CM's relief funds of the States as they may desire.

APPEAL TO OUR MEMBERS AND TO ALL BSNL PENSIONERS.
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The present hour crisis need not be explained to our members and other BSNL pensioners. It is our duty to help the Government to fight out this deadly battle. In response to the call given by the PM of India, we request all BSNL Pensioners including our members to donate at least one day's pension (minimum Rs.1000) to PM CARES fund details of which are given below.
Details of PM CARES Fund:-

Name of the Account : PM CARES
Account Number:
2121PM20202
IFSC Code:
SBIN0000691
SWIFT Code:
SBININBB104
Name of Bank and Branch:
State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch
UPI ID:
pmcares@sbi

Here is how you can donate through the government's official website:  

1. Visit the official website -- pmindia.gov.in

2. Click on the link 'CLICK HERE FOR DONATION DETAILS'
3. Scan the QR code popped on the screen through BHIM and UPI app on your mobile phone.
4. Enter the donation amount on your phone. 

Following modes of payments are available on the website pmindia.gov.in -

Debit Cards and Credit Cards
Internet Banking
UPI (BHIM, PhonePe, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, PayTM, Mobikwik, etc.)
RTGS/NEFT

Let us also do our minimum duty at this hour of crisis.

Members may send details of such donation to following email id:
airbsnlewa.gs@gmail.com.

31.03.2020: GS writes to Shri P K Purwar ji, CMD BSNL regarding

(i) Payment of medical claims of Pensioners........<<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Extension of Residential Service  Telephone connection to  VRS optees up to 30.06.2020........<<<Click here for letter>>>

27.03.2020: Director (CGHS), DoT issued special sanction order in view of COVID-19 order w.r.t  reimbursement of OPD medicines .....<<<Click here for order>>>>
26.03.2020: Director (Projects), DoT conveyed the sanction of the competent authority for ex-gratia payment to BSNL VRS Optee employees....<<<Click here for order>>>
25.03.2020:AIRBSNLEWA Haryana Circle Formed:
First meeting of AIRBSNLEWA Haryana was held at Gymkhana club Karnal on 6/3/2020 to elect the circle body. Sh O P Kamboj RETD DGM(F), Sh Darbara Singh AGM RETD, Sh O. P VERMA CAO RETD were elected unanimously as CP, CS and FS respectively. The Circle started its Journey with 22 members, who attended the meeting. Very soon Branch Committees will be formed in all SSAs.

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13.03.2020: Meeting with DDG(PM) DoT 13.03.2020:-
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Comrade GS Prahlad Rai met DDG (PM) DoT and discussed regarding

1)Discrepancies in the ePPO issued by CCAs to the employees retired on VRS:
DDG(PM) appreciated our concern and advise us to meet Member(Fin) DoT for necessary corrections. Accordingly we tried to meet Member (Fin) but due to his business in some meetings we could not meet him today but submitted our letter on discrepancies in ePPOs
(<<<Click here for letter>>). However we will meet Member (Fin) shortly to resolve the issues.

(b) Payment of Ex gratia, leave encasement to the employees retired on VRS:
DDG(PM) mentioned that leave encasement is being paid by BSNL shortly and regarding payment of Ex-gratia Rs 5000 crores funds have allotted by Govt against the requirement of Rs 8200 crores for 50% payment of Ex-gratia.Through this fund about 40% ex-gratia payment of first installment will be paid before 31st March 2020 and remaining 60% ex- gratia amount will be paid in the next financial year.

(c) Regarding rumers on social media on next VRS in BSNL:DDG( PM) categorically told that in DoT there is no such proposal is under consideration at all. This is falls propaganda only....need not be believed.

13.03.2020: Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board 13-03.2020:

Comrade GS Prahlad Rai met Director (HR) BSNL Board and discussed regarding
1) Discrepancies in the ePPO issued by CCAs to the employees retired on VRS as mentioned in our letter serial nos 1 to 10:
Director (HR) appreciated our concern and immediately spoke with DDG Accounts DOT and discussed the discrepancies in ePPO as raised by us(
<<<Click here for letter>>). He expressed his concern and asked him to correct the discrepancies in ePPOs of VRS optees. DDG Account DoT assured him to look into the matter and meet him in person today evening to discuss the matter. Director (HR) also marked our letter dated 09.03.2020 to Sr. GM(Esst) BSNL CO to put up for necessary action. Sr. GM(Esst) and GM(SR) were present in the meeting. Director (HR) assured an early action in this regard.

(b) Payments of Ex-gratia, Leave encasement to the retirees on VRS:
Director ( HR) mentioned that Leave encasement payment will be made shortly and Ex-gratia payment will also be paid before 31st March 2020.

(C) Reimbursement of CGHS contribution paid by BSNL pensioners as one time measure in all the Circles:
We requested Director (HR) to release funds to all the Circles to clear the pending claims of CGHS contribution paid by BSNL pensioners as one time measure. In some Circles it has been paid as assured by CMD BSNL but in many circles viz Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and NTR/NTP circles no claims are settled till due to non availability of funds. Director (HR) assured to look in the matter for early settlement of the claims.

12.03.2020: WP 13202/2019 Appeal petition at Delhi High Court

Report from Advocate on record.

The captioned matter was listed before Hon'ble High Court yesterday as item No. 15 before a bench comprising of Hon'ble Justice Siddharth Mridul and Hon'ble Justice i in Court No. 37.

Mr. Rajshekhar Rao appeared on behalf of the Petitioner, instructed by me. Counsel for the Respondents were also present.

Pursuant to the previous Order, the matter was listed for preliminary hearing. Due to paucity of time, the matter was not taken up and the same was mentioned by Mr. Rao at about 4:30 PM seeking an early hearing. Mr. Rao apprised the Court that a short date maybe given in as much as the matter pertained to retired BSNL officers seeking increased pension.

Accordingly, the matter has been placed before the Ld. Joint Registrar on 12.04.2020 for completion of pleadings, and on 26.05.2020 for hearing before the Court.
12.03.2020: Meeting with PGM (Pers) on 12.03.2020:-
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Comrade GS Prahlad Rai met PGM pers BSNL CO and discussed regarding implementation of Rule206 for the eligible executives. PGM (pers) mentioned that some executives have filed the contempt petition in this regard in the Hon'ble Supreme court which was recently heard wherein BSNL Sr Advocate Shri RD Aggarawala further asked to Submit the rejoinder which was considered by the Hon'ble Supreme court and now the case has been posted for hearings on 28th April 2020.He explained that let now the Hon'ble Supreme court clarify the judgement thereafter only further action will be taken by BSNL.
09.03.2020: GS writes to Shri Anshu Prakash Ji,  IAS Secretary to Govt. of India, Deptt. of Telecom., Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi regarding discrepancy in the ePPOs issued to superannuated and VRS retired employees-

<<<Click here for letter>>  

<<<Normal PPO>>>  

<<<Sh.Sujit Kumar ePPO>>  <<Sh. Subirmoy Roy ePPO>>>   <<Smt. Uma Biswas ePPO>>>

09.03.2020: GS writes to Sh. P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding deduction of TDS on Medical Bills-<<<Click here for letter>>>    <<<Click here for Annexure-A>>>

04.03.2020: U.P.(East) Telecom Circle notified its 2nd Circle Conference of  “All India Retired BSNL Executives’ Welfare Association” at “Hotel Babian -Inn” A-24 Indira Nagar  near Nilgiri Cross Road Faizabad Road, Lucknow   on 4th April 2020  from 09: 00 hrs to 17:00 hrs. <<<Click here for notice>>>
03.03.2020: AIRBSNLEWA Rajasthan circle hold its First Circle Executive Commitee Meeting at Jaiselmer on 29th February 2020:

AIRBSNLEWA Rajasthan circle hold its First Circle Executive Meeting at Jaiselmer on 29th February2020. In the opening remarks Comrade K G Arora Circle President welcomed all the members and requested to cooperate the dias in completing the agenda. Comrade M L Ostwal Circle Secretary in his welcome address explained the status of BSNL pensioners and requested for strengthening AIRBSNLEWA. After the self introduction comrade R C Vyash TDM Jaiselmer welcome the CEC Members in Jaiselmer The 'Golden City of India'. He assured full cooperation in conduction of the CEC Meeting. All the Distrct secretaries submitted their reports. The District Secretaries Barmer, Bhilwara, Jaipur, Jaiselmer, Nagaur, Jodhpur and Udaipur District branches gave their reports. Asst Circle Secretaries and Organising Secretaries also gave their report. Comrade Circle Secretary sum up the report and placed his report wherein he explained that in true sense AIRBSNLEWA is settling the issues of BSNL pensioners and requested to strengthen AIRBSNLEWA by doing hard work. He informed that in Rajasthan Circle the CGHS contribution paid by BSNL pensioners as one time measure has now been reimbursed with the help of AIRBSNLEWA CHQ. He informed that in Rajasthan circle all the branches at all SSAs are being formed shortly. Sriganganagar DS could not attend the CEC Meeting due to his personal work. He assured full cooperation to CHQ.

Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA in his address extended thanks to Rajasthan circle for organising First Circle Executive Meeting at Jaiselmer on 29th February in a befitting manner. He appreciated the efforts of Rajasthan circle body in growing AIRBSNLEWA in all the District HQs. He assured full cooperation and support of CHQ. Comrade GS in his address explained the status of the issues related to BSNL pensioners ie Reimbursement of CGHS contribution paid by BSNL pensioners as one time measure in lieu of BSNL MRS, efforts for the settlement of pending medical claims, payment of GPF, Ex gratia, leave encasement, protested against the wrong mention of Pension rule in the PPOs of VRS optees instead of Rule-37A under CCS 1972 rules, provisional pension to VRS Optees and filing of court case on 78.2% fitment benefit and revision of pension of BSNL pensioners since the Govt is linking pension revision of BSNL pensioners with the pay revision of BSNL employees. He informed that in all the Circles AIRBSNLEWA Circle and District Bodies are being formed shortly. CEC Jaiselmer co opted Comrade AK Tiwari Retd DE as Organizing Secretary West Zone, Comrade Devi Lal Retd CAO as Organizing Secretary South Zone and Comrade P C Khandelwal Retd. DGM finance as Circle Vice President and Comrade R C Vyash as CWC member.. Jaiselmer, Barmer and Nagaur Districts Branches were formed. Both the Organising Secretaries and Secretaries assured to form the branches in all the Districts to increase the members.

After passing the resolutions comrade R C Vyash TDM Jaiselmer extended Vote of thanks. Comrade K G Arora Circle President declare the CEC closed. All the CEC Members attended and felicitated to Comrade R C Vyash TDM Jaiselmer on his retirement on superannuation on 29th February 2020 Comrade GS in his address appreciated the contribution of Comrade R C Vyash in JTOA, TESA and AIBSNLEA. The CEC Meeting was organised in a nice manner.

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27.02.2020: GS writes to Shri Anshu Prakash, IAS, Secretary to Govt. of India, Deptt. of Telecom.,  Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi regarding discrepancy in PPOs issued to Superannuated and VRS Retirees of BSNL from Sampann Package.....<<<Click here for letter>>>    <<<Click here for Annexure>>   
 25.02.2020: GRANT OF ONE NOTIONAL INCREMENT FOR THOSE RETIRED ONE DAY EARLIER TO INCREMENT :Supreme Court of India has allowed the petition of  Sh. P Ayyamperumal of Tamil Nadu for granting one notional increment for his retrial benefit as he retired one day earlier to his increment day. Subsequently MP High court also allowed similar benefit to Sh Rajendra Prasad Tiwari. For finding out the final decision of Govt in P Ayyamperumal case, our Deputy GS Com Amit Gupta filed a RTI to Finance Ministry as below:
 
1) whether the subject matter as refered in your letter no F no A 26017/16/2019 -AD.IIA dt 18-3-2019 regarding grant of one notional increment to those who are retiring earlier day of his next increment has reached to a finality.
2) if not then what is the present status of the case.
3) If yes then kindly provide a copy of the final order.
 
In reply the Ministry of finance has furnished a copy of their final decision. They have allowed such benefit only to Sh P Ayyamperumal as according to them the court decision is in personam not in rem. 
 
Now the similarly placed pensioners also may take legal action for extending such benefit to them. Before that they have to represent along with the documents for creating the ground for legal action. All papers are placed below for their ready reference.
 
17.02.2020: GS Writes to Shri Anshu Prakash, IAS, Secretary to Govt. of India,  Deptt. of Telecom. regarding extension of CGHS facility to recently retired employees under VRS 2019 scheme <<<Click here for letter>>>
17.02.2020: Today we met Pr. CCA Kolkata and enquired about payment of provisional pension to VRS retirees. Pr CCA confirmed that as per order issued by DOT they are all set to pay provisional pension on 29th February, 2020 provided the information as mentioned in Annexure- A & B from BSNL in excel sheet is received. Therefore, all are requested to ensure that information as per annexure A&B are sent by BSNL offices to concerned CCA offices in time. <<<Click here for Complete order with annexure>>>>

RTI on Income Tax Deductions on Medical Reimbursement:  Com Amit Gupta Our Deputy GS file a RTI applications asking some information on TDS deductions on medical reimbursements. Income Tax authorities have finally replied the queries as below. As per reply of Question No 3, the practice of BSNL to deposit TDS without actual specified payment is not as per rule. We shall be taking up the issue with BSNL CMD soon.

Question 1)   Information on the actual rules of Income Tax for paying Tax and deducting TDS on:
a)
    For reimbursing actual expenses for outdoor Medical treatment to senior citizens

b)    For reimbursing actual expenses for Indoor Medical Treatment to senior citizens

c)   Are such reimbursements as a & b above to the Senior Citizens  is considered as taxable income and for which TDS are to be deducted and I Tax is to be paid ?

Reply : Yes according to Union Budget 2018, reimbursement on actual expence for outdoor & Indoor medical treatment to senior citizens is considered as taxable income in respect of employees other than Government employees and for which TDS is to be deducted and Income Tax is to be paid.

 

Question 2)   CGHS is not deducting any TDS. Kindly inform whether the reimbursement received by CGHS beneficiaries on account of 1a & 1b above is a taxable income? Pl note that CGHS is supposed to   extend free treatment to its beneficiaries. Question of reimbursement comes only for some specialised treatment or medicines which CGHS cannot provide in house.

Reply: Reimbursement received by CGHS beneficiaries on account of 1(a) & 1(b) above is not a taxable income.

Question 3)  BSNL is deducting TDS on the medical reimbursement claims of the pensioners which are ready  for payment but not actually paid (only liabilities are created in their system).   

a)    Kindly inform the rule of I Tax for such TDS deductions of actually unpaid claims.         

b)    How long such claims for which TDS is deducted can be kept pending.

Reply : 3(a) TDS on medical reimbursement claim is deducted on actual payment u/s 192 of IT Act 1961  & Rule 3 of Income Tax Rules, 1962

3(b) Any person making specified payment mentioned under Income Tax Act are required to  deduct TDS at the time of making such specified payment which is to be deposited to the Government by 7th of Subsequent month.         

Since this issue relates to the internal practice of the BSNL, Hence this office is unable to give any specific reply.

Question 4)  BSNL is deducting TDS for the reimbursement of lifetime contribution paid to CGHS by the pensioners who are migrated to CGHS. Kindly inform the I Tax rule for such TDS deduction.

Reply:   Same as mentioned in point 3

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15.02.2020: Special General Body meeting of AIRBSNLEWA Rajasthan Circle at Jaipur:-

AIRBSNLEWA, Rajasthan circle hold its special GB meeting on 15th Feburary 2020 in Federation Hall, PGMTD, Campus, Jaipur to welcome the new members retired on VRS and superannuation. Comrade K.G. Arora Circle President welcomed all the members and guests and requested all the members to strengthen AIRBSNLEWA by enrolling more members.

Comrade M L Ostwal, Circle Secretary in his welcome address explained in detail the organisational activities and welcome all the new members retired on VRS and superannuation he explained that in true sance AIRBSNLEWA is settling the issues of BSNL pensioners e.g. reimbursement CGHS contribution paid by BSNL pensioners as one time measure, filed court cases on pension arrear payment of 78.2% wef 1-1-2007 and filing court case on pension revision of BSNL pensioners etc.

Comrade TR Nanda, District President, AIRBSNLEWA in his address requested all the members to strengthen the hands of Comrade GS Prahlad Rai by strengthening AIRBSNLEWA.

Comrade Bhagwan Singh, AGS(HQ) AIBSNLEA explained the contribution of Com Prahlad Rai as GS AIBSNLEA and assured that under the leadership of Comrade GS Prahlad Rai AIRBSNLEWA will flourish. He appealed all the newly retired executives to join AIRBSNLEWA.

Comrade K K Barser, District Secretary, AIBSNLEA JPTD in his address explained in detail the contribution of Com Prahlad Rai GS AIBSNLEA and that majority newly retired executives will join AIRBSNLEWA. Many executives are out of station today due their personal work and marriage function, However, maximum retired executives on VRS and superannuation are present today in this meeting and taking life long membership. He assured to strengthen AIRBSNLEWA by bringing more members.

Comrade K K Vyash, FS Circle body appreciated the efforts of Comrade GS Prahlad Rai for settling the issues of BSNL pensioners and strengthening AIRBSNLEWA.

Comrade GS Prahlad Rai in his address congratulated the AIRBSNLEWA Rajasthan Circle body for organising a nice meeting to welcome the new members retired on VRS and superannuation and welcome the new members. He explained that AIRBSNLEWA was formed in the year 2009 with help of AIBSNLEA CHQ and functioning very well through out the country. More than 5000 members are there which will further increase on joining of new members retired on VRS and superannuation. Thus the membership will grow many folds. Rajasthan circle will also have District Bodies in all the districts at the earliest before CEC Meeting at Jaiselmer on 29th February 2020. He explained the achievements of AIBSNLEA during his tenure as GS AIBSNLEA and assured that he will continue his efforts for the settlement of BSNL pensioners issues manly Pension Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners. He explained that with the efforts of AIRBSNLEWA CHQ the 60:40 provisions in pension payment was withdrawn, CGHS contribution paid by BSNL pensioners as one time measure has been reimbursed. He explained the status of court case on pension arrear payment of 78.8% fitment benefit wef 1-1-2007 in the Hon'ble PBCAT ND and Hon'ble High Court Delhi. Also explained that DoT is not revising the Pension of BSNL pensioners on the pretext that Pay revision of BSNL employees has not taken place which is not justified. Now AIRBSNLEWA CHQ has decided to file a court case in PBCAT ND for revision of pension of BSNL pensioners shortly.

He requested all the members to contribute for court case as and when it is requested. At last he thanked AIRBSNLEWA Rajasthan Circle for arranging a excellent meeting. In the interactive session Comrade GS explained that there is no difference between normal retirement on superannuation and retirement on VRS. Both are getting pension under Rule 37A CCS 1972. The half ex-gratia payment to VRS optees will paid before 31st March 2020. Leave encasement payment will be released after the NOC. GPF payments are being made. December 2019 salary is released today and CGHS contribution will be paid to BSNL pensioners as one time measure along with this etc.

Comrade RC Bansal, Retd DGM BSNL while extending Vote of thanks appreciated the vision of Comrade GS Prahlad Rai to get registered AIRBSNLEWA in the year 2009 itself. He requested all the members to strengthen AIRBSNLEWA.

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14.02.2020: Hon'ble MOC&IT launched BSNL'sRural Broadband initiative "Bharat Air Fiber" by having a Video Conferencing from BSNL's Corporate Office to Gauri Chak Village in Patna District....<<<Click here for details>>>

14.02.2020: Director(Accounts-I), DoT issued instructions regarding provisional pension order to BSNL/MTNL VRS -2019 retirees...<<<Click here for letter>>>
14.02.2020:

Special G B Meeting at Pune
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G B Meeting of all retired executives of Pune is decided to be held on 18/02/2020 at 16.30 hrs. in conference hall, Bajirao Rd telephone exchange, Pune. Organised by AIRBSNLEWA lead by Com Prahlad Rai GS.

Pl Contact C M Saste Ex DGM 9422300555, B. D. Gaikar Ex AGM 9422254999, S R Dinkar Ex AGM 9423891010

14.02.2020:Today our Second Pension Arrear Case OA 1018/2018 along with MA 2021/2018 for condonation of delay came up for hearing in court no 2 PCAT New Delhi. BSNL advocate pleaded for dismissal as similar OA 2260 is already dismissed. Our advocate protested and cited judgement of Chandigarh CAT which went in favour of pensioners. DOT advocate mentioned that he has not received MA for condonation of delay. Our advocate mentioned that it is available with OA only. Court has adjourned the case to 13th April 2020.
11.02.2020:Special General Body meeting of AIRBSNLEWA Rajasthan circle at Jaipur on 15th February 2020: All India Retired BSNL Executives Welfare Association (AIRBSNLEWA) Lead by Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA Rajasthan circle is holding special GB meeting on 15th February 2020 at 14.00 Hrs in Federation Hall, PGMTD campus Jaipur to welcome the new members retired on VRS and superannuation. All the members along with retirees on VRS and superannuation are requested to attend the meeting in time to make its a successful. Request by M L Ostwal, CS, AIRBSNLEWA, Rajasthan Circle
10.02.2020:Status of Rule 206 court case in the Hon'ble Supreme court : The contempt petition filed by Comrade Karan Singh and others in the Hon'ble Supreme court on wrong implementation of Rule206 by BSNL. The Hon'ble Supreme court judgment was delivered on16th December 2016 . Today Shri Rajshekher Rao Advocate pleaded the case and asked time to file the rejoinder. Hon'ble Supreme court posted the case for hearing on 2nd March2020.

07.02.2020:Special General Body meeting of Varanasi Dist. UP (East) Circle on 28th Jan 2020:

A well organized special General Body meeting of “ALL INDIA RETIRED BSNL EXECUTIVES’ WELFARE ASSOCIATION” Varanasi, District UP(East) Circle was held on 28th Jan 2020 at Hotel The AMAYA in Varanasi in the presence of Sr. Com Rameshwar Lal, Com Pallab Bose Circle Secretary & Circle Finance Secy Com C.S.Verma.

BSNL pensioners from Varanasi, Mau, Gazipur & Jaunpur district attended the meeting, which lasted more than 4 hours. The meeting started with opening remarks from Com Preetum Chandra Varanasi Dist. President and he welcomed all members of Association.  

Com Pallab Bose Circle Secretary apprised the members about “AIRBSNLEWA” being the only association which is seriously working for the welfare of Rtd BSNL executives for a very long time. He expressed his concerns regarding BSNL’s current financial situation.

All the present developments related to pensioners were explained in detail. He also discussed other critical issues such as the Pension revision, medical issues, CGHS scheme, VRS and explained the actions being taken by AIRBSNLEWA. Com Bose CS informed the house regarding our associations organisational activities in detail such as how we repealed the 60:40 clause of pension formula by which our pension is secured today. He requested all attending VRS executives to become member of this Association.

Dist Secretary Com D.K.Biswas and his team wished & honoured Com R.J.S.Yadav on the occasion of his birthday with flowers.

Meeting was addressed by Com C.S.Verma Circle Finance Secy. Com B.R.Singh DS Mau ACS, Com Preetum Chandra dist President Varanasi, Com D.K.Biswas DS Varanasi, Com B.N.Singh and Com L.B.Tripathi dist. Finance Secretary.

Com L.B.Tripathi impressed everyone with an eloquent delivery of heart-touching beautiful poems during his anchoring.

05 new members also joined our association at this meeting.

Circle Secretary Com Bose thanked all Varanasi Dist office bearers, specially Com Preetum Chandra (Dist President), Com D.K.Biswas (Dist. Secretary) for organizing the meeting in an excellent way at a 5-Star hotel Varanasi.

Comrade Pallab Bose also urged members to bring NEW MEMBERS FROM RECENT VRS taking executives in our Association..

Com D.K.Biswas Dist. Secretary conveyed his special gratitude to all participating members who spared their time to attend the meeting.

General body meeting ended with a vote of thanks by Dist. President Preetum Chandra.

At the end of session all members of AIRBSNLEWA along with circle and CHQ leaders were served snacks & tea.

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07.02.2020:Special GB meeting of AIRBSNLEWA Delhi Circle was organised on 7th February 2020in Kidwai Bhawan, New Delhi: Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA, Comrade Kishan Singh Ji, President CHQ ,Comrade M K Bagchi, Chief Mentre and Comrade A K Kaushik, Legal Advisor, attended and address the meeting. Comrade Nandi, Circle President welcomed all the members and guests. Comrade A G Ram ji, CS Delhi Circle explained the activities of Delhi Circle. Comrade GS in his address explained the status of organisational matters e.g. pension revision of BSNL/MTNL Pensioners, CGHS facility instead of BSNL MRS and viability of BSNL and MTNL etc.

Comrade GS also explained the status of the Court cases on pension related issues i.e. 78.2 % fitment benefit to BSNL pensioners wef 1-1-2007 , rule 206 contempt case, pension revision case to be filed. Writ Petition filed by AIRBSNLEWA on 78.2% fitment benefit was heared in Hon'ble High Court Delhi on 24th January 2020 and posted for hearing on 11th March2020. Our advocate Shri Rajshekher Rao pleaded for delinking of our case from other Association case due to difference in prayer which was also not protested by the other Association advocate. 78.2% fitment benefit 2nd case filed by AIRBSNLEWA in PB CAT ND is coming for hearing on 11th February 2020. Contempt case filed by some individuals is coming for hearing on 10th February 2020 in the Hon'ble Supreme court in court no 6 .The application filed by AIBSNLEA in the Hon'ble Supreme court for clarification on Rule206 judgement delivered on16th December 2016 is being pursued for an early hearing. AIRBSNLEWA CHQ alongwith other sister Associations has consulted some advocates to file a case for Pension Revision of pension of BSNL/MTNL pensioners and now decided to file the court case at the earliest.

On the issue of CGHS contribution payments, GS apprised that it was the only efforts of AIRBSNLEWA to get released the payments. He requested for arranging a meeting to welcome the new members at the earliest.

Comrade M K Bagchi and Comrade A K Kaushik explained in detail the need of filling the court case on pension revision of BSNL/MTNL pensioners. Comrade Circle President Nandi extended Vote of thanks.

Status of Pension Settlement of VRS optees in various circles

07.02.2020:Meeting with DDG (Estt.)  DoT:-
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Comrade Prahlad Rai,GS AIRBSNLEWA along with Comrade Shiva Kumar, GS AIBSNLEA and Comrade M K Bagchi, President RTWOA MTNL met DDG (Estt.)  DoT today (7th Feb) and discussed regarding

(a) First-time bound promotion after 5 years of service under EPP:
We requested DDG (Estt.)  DoT to issue clarification to CCA Kolkatta regarding first-time bound promotion after years of service after 5 years of service under EPP. DDG (Estt.)  DoT mentioned that a letter has been sent to CCA Kolkatta seeking some clarification and on receiving the reply necessary instructions will be issued to CCA Kolkatta in this regard. He assured an early action in this regard.

(b) Withdrawal of Additional increment in the same scale twice on time bound promotion and on functional promotion.
DDG (Estt.)  DoT informed that court case in the Hon'ble High Court Delhi is coming for hearing on 10th February 2020 and after the judgement only necessary action will be taken. AIBSNLEA has filed the contempt petition in this regard.

07.02.2020:Meeting with Member (Finance) DoT:

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GS AIRBSNLEWA, GS AIBSNLEA and President RTWOA MTNL discussed with Member (Finance) DoT today 7th February.....


a) Regarding first-time bound promotion after 5 years of service under EPP :
Member (Finance) immediately spoke with CCA Kolkatta and directed him to resolve the issue immediately.

(b) Payment of salary to the BSNL and MTNL employees:
Member (Finance) informed that one month salary i.e. December 2019 will be paid before 15th Feburary 2020 to BSNL employees but for MTNL he was non committal.

(c) Ex gratia payment to VRS optees:
Member (Finance) informed that half amount of Ex gratia will be paid before 31st March 2020 to BSNL VRS optees. GPF payments are being made.

07.02.2020:SPL. meeting arranged by AIRBSNLEWA West Bengal Circle exclusively for VRS optee Executive's of BSNL at Institute Hall on 6th Feb' 2020 from 1300 hours.
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A welcome meeting for all VRS optee Executive's of Calcutta Telephones, West Bengal Circle, ETR, ETP, Telecom factory by W.B.Circle AIRBSNLEWA today.

Circle President Shri Dhananjay Biswas presided over the meeting and gave briefing regarding our associational activities.

C.H.Q. Organising Secretary Shri Prasun Mukherjee & C.H.Q.Vice President Sri Manas Roy informed our associations organisational activities in detail such as how we repealed the 60:40 clause of pension formula by which our pension is secured today. Both of the leaders requested all attending VRS executives to become member of this Association.

Circle Secretary, WB Circle presented a brief description about formation of our circle body with 7 members ten years ago and our journey till date having 1200 members and still growing having full confidence of the members as we are working towards pension revision and medical benefit issues earnestly.

Then C.H.Q.President of AIBSNLEA Shri Subhasish Mitra kindly addressed the house bringing in notice how on compulsion VRS to be accepted by BSNL employees and apprehending further risky journey for BSNL in future.

As everybody was eager to hear from CHQ Deputy G.S. Sri Amit Gupta, he discussed in detail the present scenario of BSNL and future of BSNL VRS retirees as well as the steps we are going to take for Court Proceedings for our pension revision along with VRS optee's by 7th. C.P.C. He also gave a suggestion for opting for CGHS Medical Scheme as BSNL MRS is becoming insecure due to paucity of fund allotment. He clarified regarding apprehensions raised by attending VRS optees in detail in question, answer session afterwards.

It is heartening that around 159 VRS optee executive's attended the meeting and 79 responded by taking membership there itself, another 50 attending optees took Admission form to be filled and submitted later as assured by them.

Circle Secretary, WB Circle  gave a vote of thanks to all attending optee executive's assuring them that this Association is their own association and we will fight for all their claims .

The meeting lasted for about 4 hours, during which their was pin drop silence in the hall and all were very attentive, which exhibits their mental agony about future.

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07.02.2020:AIRBSNLEWA G. B. MEETING at Nasik on 05.02.2020:
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The G. B. Meeting of our Nashik branch was held on 05.02.2020 at 11.00 hrs in Samarth Banquet Hall, Canada corner, Nashik under the president ship of Shri Y. E. Saindane. The meeting was started with welcome of members especially new members by giving flowers. Shri B. P. Kulkarni was felicitated with bukey , shawl and book for completion of 75 years of his age.

 

Shri S. S. Dhangar circle organiser elaborated the importance of association and opening of new CGHS wellness centre at Nashik. Shri V. P. Kulkarni, Ex CS MH told the house regarding present bsnl situation and appealed new members for enrollment of membership. Shri M. L. Deore, DS explained the house the necessity of legal action for pension revision and the present position of pension arrears case. Total 120 members attended the meeting. And 40 new members enrolled their membership in the meeting Shri P. B. Vispute , Shri D. N. Gharde , Shri S. N. Sonawane , Shri K. A. Baviskar , Shri N. B. Patole, Shri S. D. kale , Shri G. B. Jorvekar , Shri D. G. Ghate , Shri R. N. Dixit , Shri P. C. Nemade , Shri S. M. Shaikh. took active part for the grand success of the meeting. Remaining VRS optees will be contacted for enrolment of membership.

 

We are thankful to our CHQ leaders Shri Prahlad Rai ji , Kishan singh ji and Amit Guptaji for their giving a valuable guidance for organisational activities. The meeting was ended with giving votes of thanks by Shri T. C. Ghatote.

 

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06.02.2020: Status of Court Case regarding 78.2% fitment arrear payments w.e.f. 01.01.2007 instead of June'2013 to BSNL Pensioners: The captioned matter was listed before Hon'ble High Court on 24.01.2020 before a bench comprising of Hon'ble Justice G.S. Sistani and Hon'ble Justice Anup Jairam Bhambani in Court No. 37 as Item No. 4.

Mr. Rajshekhar Rao appeared on behalf of the Petitioner, instructed by me. Counsel for the Respondents were also present.

Mr. Rajshekhar Rao appeared on behalf of the Petitioners, and apprised the Hon'ble Court at the outset, that the other Petition at Item 3, although was filed against the same Impugned Order, but the grounds raised therein were entirely different and in fact, even the relief sought was different. The Counsel appearing for the Petitioners in the other appeal agreed to the aforementioned submission advanced by Mr. Rao.

After hearing the submissions briefly, the Hon'ble Court was pleased to issue notice in the matter returnable for 11.03.2020, with liberty to the Respondents to file a response.

..........AIRBSNLEWA Welcomes to all BSNL's VRS Optee executives retiring on 31st Jan., 2020............

Congratulations to all VRS optees retiring on 31.01.2020 and Welcome to AIRBSNLEWA. ...............With best wishes.................Prahlad Rai, Chairman, AIBSNLEA and GS,AIRBSNLEWA

24.01.2020: WP in Delhi court on Pension Arrear Case :
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Comrade GS and Comrade President were present in the Hon'ble High Court Delhi court no37 where our case was listed as item no 4. Our advocate pleaded for delinking of our case from other Association case due to difference in the appeal contents and arguments. Hon'ble High Court Delhi has posted Our case WP(C) 13202/2019 on11th March 2020 along with other case WP(C)12231/19.
24.01.2020: Meeting with CMD BSNL: Comrade GS Prahlad Rai along with Comrade Kishan Singh Ji, CHQ President met CMD BSNL Shri Purwar Ji and discussed regarding

(a) Reimbursement of CGHS contribution paid by BSNL pensioners as one time measure in lieu of BSNL MRS : we extended our sincere thanks to CMD BSNL for the reimbursement of CGHS contribution to BSNL pensioners and requested him to release funds for the settlement of pending medical claims also. We also apprised about the difficulty being faced in uploading pending medical claims ERP incurred prior to opting CGHS. Also apprised CMD BSNL regarding wrong deductions of Income Tax 30% from CGHS contribution reimbursement claims and not settling these claims with November 2020 salary by GM(Finance) NTR.

After detailed discussions CMD appreciated our concern and assured that all the CGHS contribution payments will be immediately paid by BSNL. He immediately spoke with CGM NTR and directed him to resolve the issue immediately. Regarding other issues of Kolkatta circle non reimbursement etc, he advised us to give him in writing for necessary action.

24.01.2020: Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL: Comrade GS and President met Shri S.K. Gupta Ji, Director(Finance), BSNL Board and discussed regarding non reimbursement of CGHS contribution in CGM NTR and CGMT Kolkatta Circles on one or the other pretexts. We requested him for his kind intervention and direct these Circles for immediate reimbursement of CGHS contribution paid by BSNL pensioners as one time measure in lieu of BSNL MRS as assured by CMD BSNL. Director (Finance) assured to look into the matter and early settlement of the issue.

24.01.2020: Meeting with PGM(Pers), BSNL CO: Comrade GS and President met PGM(Pers) and discussed regarding implementation of the Hon'ble Supreme court judgment on judgment delivered on14-12-2016 on implementation of Rule206 for TES Group B officers seniority fixation. PGM(Pers) mentioned that a committee has been formed to ensure implementation of the Hon'ble Supreme court judgment after 31-01-2020. He further mentioned that implementation will take place as per the advice given by ASG.

It is understood that Pers Cell is holding review CPCs on year to year basis vacancies wherein reversion of juniors will take place as per the Rule206 seniority fixation thus the seniors can't claim benefits wrt their juniors ie retrospective promotions, pay upgradation, and other pensionery consequential benefits. He further mentioned that in manner the Hon'ble Supreme court judgment on judgment is being implemented to avoid contempt of court case.

23.01.2020: Meeting with DDG(Estt) DoT:- Comrade GS Prahlad Rai along with Comrade M K Bagchi, President RTWOA(MTNL) met DDG(Estt) DoT and discussed regarding

(a) Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners: DDG(Estt) clearly mentioned that after the reply given by Hon'ble MOC in the parliament on this issue further no action is being taken by DOT. DoT stand is very clear that pension revision of BSNL and MTNL pensioners can take place after the pay revision of BSNL employees. Thus in this situation the legal action is the only way to get resolved the issue. AIRBSNLEWA along with other Associations has taken the legal opinion and feels that its a fit case for legal action.

AIRBSNLEWA has prepared a draft and has circulated to to all the like minded associations to have the common approach and most of them have appreciated our draft and has also given their suggestions for its finalization. AIRBSNLEWA along with some like minded associations will shortly file the court case in this regard.

(b) First-time bound promotion after 5 years of service under EPP instead of 6years of service who touch minimum of the pay scale of next pay scale: CCA Kolkatta has raised objections and made recovery of BSNL pensioners. We requested DDG(Estt) to issue clarification to CCA Kolkatta in this regard. DDG Esst informed that the matter is under consideration in DOT and shortly reply will be given to CCA Kolkatta. He wanted to have some more discussions with us on the provision of the EPP which we will shortly discuss.

22.01.2020: Estt. Cell of BSNLCO, New Delhi issued letter regarding pay fixation in case of Group "B" officers absorbed in BSNL, who have opted for IDA pay scale from the date of promotion after 01.10.2000 <<<Click here for letter>>>

<<<Click here for the Hon'ble High Court Madhya Pradesh judgement, which may benefit huge number of pensioners retired one day earlier of annual increment date. The court has allowed one increment to the applicant with retrial benefits>>>

AIRBSNLEWA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

LOHRI, MAKAR SANKRANTI, MAGH BIHU & PONGAL

TO ONE & ALL

11.01.2020: Marvelous General Body meeting of UP (East) Circle :

A well organized General Body Meeting of “ALL INDIA RETIRED BSNL EXECUTIVES’ WELFARE ASSOCIATION” UP(East) Circle was held on the 4th of January 2020 (Saturday) at "India Awadh Hotel" Hazratganj, Lucknow.

More than a hundred esteemed BSNL pensioners from Lucknow district attended our meeting which lasted for more than 4 hours. The meeting started with opening remarks of Com S.M.Abbas (Circle President) and where he warmly welcomed all members of the association. Com Pallab Bose (Circle Secretary) then apprised the members regarding the present day situation of BSNL. He furthermore asked members to recruit more incoming incoming VRS executives. The members were instructed to talk about the Association to at-least two new VRS executives each.

Members are encouraged to talk about the sincere efforts undertaken by AIRBSNLEWA regarding crucial and important issues like - the 60:40 pension sharing with BSNL, and 78.2% IDA merger issues of retired executives of BSNL at CHQ level.


He reminded the members that the only association to initially raise the 60:40 pension sharing issues was AIRBSNLEWA. He also mentioned that today, many associations are falsely claiming credit for achieving the things that our associations accomplished over the past few years. After the continuous and combined struggle of AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA, the 60:40 sharing provision from pension rule was withdrawn. This ruling has strengthened the way for future pension revision of BSNL Pensioners.

Com Bose (AGS/CS) conveyed his sincere thanks to Com Prahlad Rai, GS AIRBSNLEWA, Com Amit Gupta Dy GS, Com Kishan Singh CHQ President for their endless efforts for Pension revision .

Meeting was also addressed by the following honorable members: Com C.S. Verma (Circle Finance Secy.), Com R.J.Pandey (Lw Distt. President), Com Pradip Goyal, Ex AGS, Com Satish Yadav, DS Lucknow & Com D.K.Biswas, DS Varanasi.

At the end of the meeting - the Association Book "
AIRBSNLEWA VOICE" Published by WB state branch was distributed to all members which was donated by WB circle. We conveyed our sincere thanks to Com Sitansu Sarkar, Circle Secretary WB Circle for their contribution.
Four new members joined our association in this meeting. The General body meeting ended with a vote of thanks by Circle President.

In the second session a workshop on “
Customer Financial Awareness
” was conducted by ICICI Securities & HDFC Mutual Fund. Most pensioners actively participated. An interactive session with ICICI Financial experts followed where doubts raised by our pensioners regarding safe investment and Income tax were answered. At the end of session - all members of AIRBSNLEWA UP(E) were served Snacks & Tea.
 

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11.01.2020: Reimbursement of CGHS contribution to BSNL pensioners: As per the assurance given by CMD BSNL to Comrade GS, AIRBSNLEWA Com.  Prahlad Rai on reimbursement of CGHS contribution to BSNL pensioners now have been reimbursed in all the Circles in along with the salary payment of November 2019 to all the eligible CGHS beneficiaries. However in some Circles it has not been reimbursed as reported by the concern Circle Secretaries to CHQ. Comrade GS Com. Prahlad Rai immediately spoken with Shri Bhatt, Sr. GM (Budget) BSNL CO and requested to issue necessary instructions to all the Circles for reimbursement. Sr. GM (Budget) inform that Rs 370 Crores have been released to all the Circles to reimburse the pending claims of CGHS contribution paid by BSNL pensioners as one time measure. In case circles IFA want any clarification they can directly contact him. The concern Circle Secretaries may meet the IFAs immediately in this regard.
10.01.2020: Report of activity by CS West Bengal and his team in view of huge retirement on 31st January 2020.
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With a request letter for preparation of pending list of medical claims of pensioners a team comprising of myself, Prosun Ghosh, K C Samadder, Debobroto Roy and Biswajeet Guha have done organisational activities as under--------

1.Met Dr.Biswajit Pal C.G.M. CTD at his chamber
and discussed in detail regarding preparation of medical list for pensioners as per our letter . CGM was kind enough to give us a patient hearing and called D.E. Healthcare and issued instructions to comply with preparation of list as per our letter immediately in all three categories. Also discussed issue of pensioners of EZBC merged with CTD. CGM issued instructions to CAO to forward all the cases to CGM W.B.Circle for final settlement.

2. Then we met Shri Gautam Guha CGM ETR on
same issues and submitted our representation. He assured that nothing much is pending for pensioners and he will instruct to do needful for all pending cases at the earliest.

3.Submitted the same subject letter at the office of Shri Ramakant Sharma CGM West Bengal Telecom Circle
as he was not available but met GM HR & Admin. and discussed on the issue and submitted the letter for necessary action.
Then we made an enquiry in the section and found action on reimbursement claims for CGHS deposit has already started and 17 cases for reimbursement has been sanctioned and processed and ready for posting in ERP.


4.Met G.M.Sri Deb of Calcutta SSA WBTC and discus
sed the above issues with him and he assured necessary action will be taken at the earliest.

5. A letter on subject overcrowding in the counters for enrollment at C
GHS Headquarter Kolkata was submitted at the office of Additional Director, Kolkata CGHS .Esplanade East. Explaining a large number of VRS optees will be crowding daily for CGHS. Also a copy of our booklet on CGHS was also presented to him to show our activity on this subject. We also requested for an appointment to discuss various CGHS related issues.

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06.01.2020: Meeting of AIRBSNLEWA at Bardhaman West Bengal:
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In the 5th January meeting at Bardhaman Retired Executives and vrs opted Executives to be retire on 31.01.2020 assembled in Bardhaman Telephone office Ground floor in large number. State President Com.Dhananjay Biswas preside over the meeting assisted by Sr. Member of Asansol Com.Y L Karna. Mihir Chanda on behalf of Bardhaman unit welcome the State Body members and Veterans Leader Com.Amit Gupta Dy.General Secretary, Com Prasun Mukhopadhyay OS, and Com Prasun Ghosh Advisor from CHQ and other leaders from Circle with Flowers. Meeting started with the Self introduction of the members present in the meeting. Com Dhananjay Biswas and State Secretary Com. Sitangshu Sarkar in their celebration presented the status of Pension revision and medical payments. Role of AIRBSNLEWA also focused in their speeches. Prasun Mukhopadhya Organising Secretary East briefly narrated how the Authority is non committal for pension revision. He also mentioned for the necessity of TAKING a APOLITICAL STAND for the welfare of pensioner. The prime attraction was the deleberation presented by AMIT Gupta, Dy.General Secretary CHQ New Delhi. In his speech he elaborately stated the history and Development of Pension Status and why the Association decided to File the court case for Pension Revision in the interest of All Bsnl Pensioners. We Have only one identity I.e. PENSIONER . Now time has come for the Demand of Pension revision in accordance with 7th cpc. where most of the recommendation are implemented except two major recommendation I.e. Revision of pension and minimum pension of ₹9000 which are simply over looked. He call for the unity of the Bsnl pensioner. After Lunch Break members participated in the 40 minutes Question Answer session and the Leadership interacted with this. Numbers of Non executives also gathered to listen the deleberation of the Dignitaries and cooperate with the organizers. In the vote of thanks Com. Mihir Chanda of Bardhaman expressed gratitude to the State Leadership and also Dy.GS for attaining the meeting and motivation given by them. Constraint for coming from Kolkata overlooking the self assignment and physical problem at this age. The meeting end with the formation of a steering Committee which will conduct a conference for opening of Bardhaman Branch comprising Bardhaman, Durgapur and Asansol pensioners shortly.

Steering Committee of Bardhaman.

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From Bardhaman
1.Mihir Kumar Chanda CAO Rtd
2.Adhir Dutta SDE Rtd. 3.Sakti Pada Ray SDE VRS optee
From Durgapur
1.Amal Chattapadhyay JTO VRS optee 2.Samar Mandal A.O. VRS optee
From Asansol
1.Ram Das Mandal CAO Retd.
2.Pradip Karmakar JTO Rtd
3.Samir Das SDE VRS optee.

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06.01.2020: AIRBSNLEWA Jaipur, Rajasthan circle organised New Year 2020 Get- Together at Jaipur in PGMTD Conference hall on 6.1.2020: On this occasion Com. Prahlad Rai, GS AIRBSNLEWA, Sh K.G. Arora, Circle President, Sh. M.L. Ostwal, Circle Secretary, Sh. T.R. Nanda, District President, Sh. D.K. Kalyan, District Secretary and Special Guest Sh. R.N. Mathur, PGMTD Jaipur and members of AIRBSNLEWA of Rajasthan were present in the function. Com. Prahlad Rai addressed the function and thanks to CGMT Rajasthan and PGMTD Jaipur for reimbursement of CGHS claims in Rajasthan. He also requested to enroll new members who are opting VRS.

Com D.K. Kalyan, District Secretary Jaipur welcome by garlanding Sh. R. N. Mathur, PGMTD JAIPUR and Sh. Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA. Sh. T.R. Nanda, District president extended vote of thanks.

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04.01.2020:  GS writes to Ms. Preeti Sudan, Secretary (H&FW), Ministry of H&FW, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi regarding revamping of CGHS – Our suggestions thereof.......<<<Click here for letter>>>

04.01.2020:  DPE issued IDA revision order w.e.f 01.01.2020......<<<Click here for order>>
04.01.2020:  PHA Cell of BSNL Corporate office issued letter regarding Policy for provision of GSM in lieu of RSTC/Concessional Telephone facilities to serving/retired employees of BSNL in TNF areas....<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

AIRBSNLEWA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY, PROSPEROUS, HEALTHY

HAPPY NEW YEAR -2020

TO ONE & ALL

AIRBSNLEWA WISHES 'Merry Christmas' to One & All

21.12.2019:  Our 2nd case for pension arrear OA 1812/2018 came up for hearing at court no 2 of Pr. CAT New Delhi on 15th Nov' 2019. Court has posted it to 11th February' 2020 for argument on both condonation of delay MA and main OA........<<<Click here for Order>>>>

20.12.2019:   Revision of wages of Central Public Sector employees / Executives effective from 01.01.2017: Hon'ble MP Shri M. Shanmugam writes to Hon'ble Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Shri Prakash Javadekar Ji regarding Revision of wages of Central Public Sector employees / Executives effective from 01.01.2017 and requesting to merge 119.5% IDA with the basic pay and to take it as an Interim wage from 01.01.2017 ....<<<Click here for letter>>>

 13.12.2019:   WP 13202/2019 Appeal to Delhi High Court on Pension Arrear issue:

Our appeal against the Judgement of PCAT on pension arrear 1st case (OA2260/2017) came up for hearing today. The WP of other association 12231/2019 whose OA was tagged with our OA in PCAT, has also already been filed in Delhi HC for which next date of hearing is already scheduled on 24th Jan 2020. Following is the report from our Advocate on Record regarding today's proceedings._

 

The captioned matter was listed today as Item No. 34 in Court No. 37 before Hon'ble Justice G.S. Sistani and Hon'ble Justice Anup Jairam Bhambani at the Delhi High Court. 

Mr. Rajshekhar Rao appeared on behalf of the Petitioners instructed by me. Mr. Rao submitted that the Hon'ble Court was already apprised of another matter which had challenged the same Impugned Order passed by the Hon'ble Tribunal, Principal Bench, and was listed on 24.01.2020. Thereafter, Mr. Rao pointed out that the grounds taken by the Petitioners in that Writ Petition were different than the ones sought to be raised in the present Petition, which fact was also noted by the Hon'ble Tribunal in its Impugned Order, but had proceeded to tag them since both OAs challenged the same Orders passed by the DOT & BSNL. Mr. Rao further pointed out that no notice was issued in the other Writ Petition.

 

However, the Hon'ble Bench was of the view since the challenge has been made to the same Impugned Order, both the matters should be listed on the same day. The matter therefore stands adjourned to 24.01.2020.

Please note, that no notice has been issued in the matters and on the next date of hearing, the difference in the matters can be pointed out. But since the matter in CAT whereby both the OAs had been clubbed together was not challenged, it is difficult to adopt that position at this juncture and would be argued when the matters are taken up for hearing.

13.12.2019:  Question on Pension Revision for BSNL retired employees also replied in Rajya Sabha <<Read>>
13.12.2019:  Question on Pay Revision of BSNL employees as per 3rd PRC replied in Lok Sabha <<Read>>  

06.12.2019:  GS writes to Shri Jayaraj ji, GS AIBDPA regarding Pension Revision of BSNL Absorbed BSNL Retirees - <<<<Click here for letter>>>

01.12.2019:  Sad News.........Comrade Amit Gupta ji, Dy. GS, AIRBSNLEWA lost his mother today evening at 18.00 Hrs...........We convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and pray almighty God to rest soul in peace............

30.11.2019:  Com. K G Jairaj, GS AIBDPA has sent an email to our GS as below :



ALL INDIA BSNL DOT PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION
(Registered No.68836/2010)
CHQ, 2151/1, Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Patel Nagar,
New Delhi-110008. email: mail.aibdpa@gmail.com
 

AIBDPA/ AGN-JAC/2019  Dated :29TH November, 2019

Com.Prahlad Rai
General Secretary, AIRBSNLEWA
New Delhi.

Dear Comrade,

Greetings from AIBDPA.

I am writing this as per the decision of Central Executive Committee Meeting of All India BSNL DOT Pensioners Association held at Guwahati on 24-25, November, 2019.

Our CEC has unanimously decided against seeking legal remedy for Pension Revision of BSNL retirees at present, as we feel that it should be the last option. Further, it is our considered opinion that the government has at no point rejected the demand and we should wait for the post VRS scenario.

Meanwhile, the CEC has decided to wage the following phased programme of agitation to exert pressure on the government, for which we are seeking the cooperation of all the important pensioners organizations to make it a joint struggle. The proposals are subject to modifications, to consider the opinions of all the oraganisations.

1. Signature campaign in the memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister seeking his intervention for Pension Revision of BSNL retirees – December,2019.

2. Meeting the Parliament Members , irrespective of their political affiliation to muster maximum support, by District wise delegation.—January, 2020

3. Mass Hunger Strike at CCA offices- February, 2020.

4. Parliament March during the Budget Session of Parliament- March,2020.

It would be better to have a joint meeting of the organizations to give the final shape of the agitation with dates of each programme, preferably in the 3rd week of December,2019. In case, if it is not possible to attend the meeting, your opinion may please be communicated through email.

Awaiting your early positive response and

Thanking you,

Yours fraternally,
K G Jayaraj (Mob.9447455633)
General Secretary.

26.11.2019:  Reimbursement of CGHS Contribution paid by BSNL Pensioners:

Com. Prahlad Rai, GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with Sr. GM(Budget), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi regarding reimbursement of CGHS Contribution paid by BSNL Pensioners as one time measurement as assured by CMD, BSNL. Sr. GM(Budget) informed that separate ERP Code has been opened in ERP SAP Module to book the of CGHS Contribution paid by BSNL Pensioners and the instructions have been issued to reimburse the CGHS contribution paid by BSNL Pensioners along with the Nov. 2 019 salary (like other medical claims payment) and thereafter CGHS contribution will be reimbursed regularly along with salary payment for new optees.

22.11.2019:  “Bijoya Sanmeloni” Organised by AIRBSNLEWA WB State Circle at Kolkata on 22.11.2019: AIRBSNLEWA West Bengal State Circle organized Annual “Bijoya Sanmeloni” , a traditional get-together after Puja festive season, Kolkata in CTO Conference Hall. More than 600 members attended the meeting. On this occasion Special G.B Meeting was organized which was Presided over by Com. D. Biswas, Circle President, WB Circle, Com. Sitanshu Sarkar, Circle Secretary AIRBSNLEWA WB Circle welcomes the guests Com. Manas Roy VP CHQ, Com. Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA, Com. Amit Gupta, Dy. GS, Com. Prasun Ghosh, Advisor(E), Com. Prasun Mukhopdhyay, OS(East) and Com B Mandal, AGS CHQ and special gusts were Com. Subhasis Mitra, President AIBSNLEA CHQ. Com. S. Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA and all the members present in the meeting. He briefed the organizational activities of AIRBSNLEWA, WB Circle and informed that WB Circle is having about 1220 members who actively participate in all the activities of the Association. On the issue of revision of pension he appraised the present status and asked the house to take a resolution for taking legal course of action. He also discussed implementation of Rule-206 of TES Group-‘B’ seniority case, reimbursement of medical claims etc.
Com. Amit Gupta, Dy. GS in his address explained the status of pension revision of BSNL pensioners and the issue by linking with the pay revision of BSNL employees thus he proposed legal action in this regard. He further explained the status of pending medical claims, CGHS medical facility option etc. He appreciated the activities of AIRBSNLEWA WB State body and requested to Circle Office bearers to enroll new members who are opting VRS.

Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIRBSNLEWA in his address extended sincere thanks to AIRBSNLEWA WB Circle for inviting him and welcoming in the meeting. In his address he explained the efforts of AIRBSNLEWA in getting withdrawal of the 60:40 provision from 37A pension rule in the 2016 at that time of 78.2% fitment benefit provided to BSNL pensioners. He also appraised the efforts taken by AIRBSNLEWA for getting settled the pension revision of BSNL pensioners but due to the total negative attitude of DoT officers in Estt. Cell and Finance Cell the issue is being dragged on the pretext of non-revision of pay scales of BSNL employees. He explained the delinking of pension revision from pay revision with justification. He also opined to take legal course of actions now since the three years have passed and in future also DoT is not inclined to resolve the issue. On the issue of reimbursement of medical claims, he explained that matter was recently discussed with CMD BSNL and he assured to immediately clear the CGHS contribution payment and settlement of the pending bills. Com. GS explained that due to the delayed action of DoT support to BSNL this kind of situation has developed. The predatory pricing in Telecom Sector has created this situation. However, revival plan has been approved by Govt. wherein VRS is also one of the important issue and now more than 80000 BSNL and 13000 MTNL employees has exercised option for VRS. Some queries are being raised regarding pension revision, 3rd PRC implementation, DA increase etc. He explained that employees retiring through VRS will also get pension under Rule 37A only like other pensioners retired on superannuation. Thus they will get the similar treatment. He appealed all the executives taking VRS to join AIRBSNLEWA on retirement, AIRBSNLEWA is committed to safeguard the interest of retired employees. He extended special thanks to Com. Amit Gupta, Dy.GS and Com. Sintanshu Sarkar, CS WB Circle AIRBSNLEWA for helping CHQ in day to day work and for their valuable suggestions. He lastly extended thanks to AIRBSNLEWA WB Circle and requested Com. GS & President AIBSNLEA CHQ to take legal action jointly for pension revision case.

Com. Prasun Mukhapdhyay, OS(East) in his addressed appreciated the organizational activities of WB Circle and requested CHQ to file a court case on pension revision which should also take care of all retired employees including VRS optees.

Com. S. Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA in his address appreciated the functioning of AIRBSNLEWA CHQ functioning and assured to extend fullest support to AIRBSNLEWA to strengthen it. He also gave his consent to file a legal court case on the issue of pension revision alongwith AIRBSNLEWA.
Com. Subhasis Mitra, President CHQ AIBSNLEA also assured fullest cooperation & support to AIRBSNLEWA at all the levels.
Lastly vote of thanks was extended by Com Sudipta Gangopadhyay.
On this “Bijoya Sanmeloni” occasion a colourful and glittering cultural programme was also organized nicely.

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19.11.2019:  Meeting with CMD BSNL :Com Prahlad Rai, GS AIRBSNLEWA met CMD BSNL Shri Purwar Ji and discussed regarding:

(a) Delay in the reimbursement of CGHS contribution paid by BSNL pensioners as one time measure in lieu of BSNL MRS and the settlement of pending medical claims of BSNL pensioners. He requested for early settlement of pending CGHS contribution and medical claims of BSNL pensioners. AIRBSNLEWA letter dated 13th Nov on this issue was given him by hand on which itself CMD BSNL directed Sr. GM (Budget) and GM(CA) for opening a new account code for the entry of CGHS contribution paid by BSNL pensioners immediately. Also directed them to collect the information from Circles of pending CGHS contribution claims and to provide funds for the settlement. He also assured for the settlement of pending medical claims. We further explained that in ERP, feeding of Medical claims of BSNL pensioners has been restricted which needs to be opened. CMD BSNL assured to look into the matter.
(b) Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners:
We apprised CMD BSNL regarding our discussions held yesterday with Secretary (Telecom) on revision of pension of BSNL pensioners and revival of BSNL and requested him to use his good office in helping BSNL pensioners for their pension revision by delinking from pay revision. CMD assured that he will certainly discuss the matter with Secy(Telecom) after 31-01-2020.Also mentioned that the VRS package is an attractive one which is beneficial to the employees as well as to the BSNL and MTNL.

19.11.2019: Meeting with Director (Estt) DoT Shri Sanjay Agarwal Ji: Com Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA met Director (Estt) DoT and discussed regarding

(a) Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners and enquired about the DoT reply to DoP&W letter dated 19-3-19.
Director (Estt) further mentioned that Estt cell stand is very clear that when the pay scales of BSNL employees will be revised, the pension of BSNL pensioners will also be revised. Otherwise the anomaly will arise e.g. the pre-retired pensioners before 1-1-2017 will get more pension then the post retiring employees after 1-1-2017 whose pay is not revised. We pleaded to settle the issue through anomaly committee instead of dragging the issue. But Director (Estt) is firm to his opinion. He clearly told that in case higher ups takes the decision for delinking of pension revision from pay revision, Estt cell will start working on this issue. Regarding reply to DoP&W letter, he informed that the reply was given to DoP&W and now DoP&W has suggested to settle the issue at DoT level only but avoiding anomaly situation. He advised that everyone should try that BSNL is turn around and it's balance sheet becomes positive to consider pay revision. Thus we can't expect any solution from DoT Establishment cell at present.

(b) Clarification on first-time bound promotion after 5 years years of service under EPP to CCA Kolkatta.
Director (Esst) informed that the reply given by BSNL on this issue is under consideration and shortly clarification will be sent to CCA Kolkatta. We expect the clarification from DoT will be in the same line of BSNL letter.

(c) Family pension case of Km B Usha of Telangana circle given by our HTD District President Com Shivaramadu.
Director (Estt) informed that he found that it's a genuine case hence he has forwarded to Director (PF) DoT Mr Bhaskaran for necessary action. He advised to meet with Director(PF) for early settlement of the case.

(d) Withdrawal of Additional increment in the same scale twice on time bound promotion and after post based promotion-
On implementation of the Hon'ble High Court Delhi direction. Director( Estt) mentioned that a meeting was convened between DoT officers and BSNL officers and now the report has been processed to the Secy(T) for approval through internal finance of DOT. In case it is approved the necessary direction will be issued otherwise on the basis of the Hon'ble High Court Delhi direction further action will be taken. The next hearing date is 10th February, 2020 .

18.11.2019: AIRBSNLEWA meeting wit Secy(T), DoT Sh. Anshu Prakesh ji: On the request of GS AIRBSNLEWA, Secy(T), DoT Shri Anshu Prakash ji granted a meeting today to AIRBSNLEWA at 17:30 hours which was attended by Comrade Prahlad Rai GS, Comrade Kishan Singh Ji President CHQ, Comrade A.K. Madan, Advisor AIRBSNLEWA Delhi Circle and Com. K.M.Goyal, FS, AIRBSNLEWA Delhi Circle. In the beginning of the meeting we welcomed/ felicitated Shri Anshu Prakash ji for resuming the high prestigious post of the Secretary (T), DoT by presenting bouquet & shawl.



We drew his kind attention towards the long pending issue of BSNL pensioners for their pension revision by submitting our a letter no. AIRBSNLEWA/Secy(T)/2019-20 dated 18th November 2019 <<<<Click here for letter>>>. We explained him that DoT officers in establishment cell and finance wing are continuously replying that recommendations of 7th CPC on pension revision is not for BSNL IDA pensioners, it is only for CDA pensioners.


Pension revision of BSNL pensioners will be done only after pay revision of BSNL employees as per 3rd PRC. Accordingly now there is no scope for pension revision of BSNL pensioners in coming future which is injustice to them since their pension contribution on the highest of the pay scale was paid to DoT by BSNL during their service period and they are not playing any role on the viability of BSNL. Thus there pension revision should be delinked from the pay revision of BSNL employees. We also explained that as per our letter annexure-I that all of the 7th CPC recommendations for pensioners except two recommendations that is(a) minimum pension/ family pension of Rs 9000/- +IDA and (2) pension revisions are already implemented for BSNL pensioners on their IDA pay only.

Further explained that DOP&W vide it's a letter no.4/02/2019 P&PW(D)/40504 8th March, 2019 on revision of pension of the absorbed combined services pensioners of BSNL/ MTNL from 01.01.2017 has requested DoT to send their comments since pay of the serving employees has not been revised in implementation of 3rd PRC recommendation as they don't fulfill the requirement of PRC. This means that serving employees of BSNL/ MTNL will continue to be on the same pay scale which they are getting before 01.01.2007. In this case if the pre 2017 pensioners pension is revised their revised pension would become higher then pension to be fixed on retirement of existing employees retiring after 2017. This will create anomalous situation in BSNL/MTNL as the post pensioner will get more pension then the fresh retired pensioner. DoT, therefore, needs to bring about as to how they propose to resolve this anomaly. We also explained him that at the time of absorption DoT vide letter no. 36-15/2000-Pen(T) dated 09.11.2000 assured DoT employees who will be absorbed in BSNL will be entitled to Government scheme of pension / family pension even after their absorption in BSNL.

After detailed discussions Secretary(T) asked the financial implication on revision of pension and number of BSNL pensioner which we replied as per the earlier reply given by BSNL to DoT on this issue. Secretary(T) immediately directed his OSD to handover the letter to DDG(Estt.) DoT and to put up for discussion. He assured that after 31st January 2020 on completion of VRS in BSNL/ MTNL this issue will be looked into for further necessary action.

On revival of BSNL MTNL , we extended thanks for the efforts taken by him in getting government approval for allotment of 4G spectrum for BSNL /MTNL and explained that BSNL/ MTNL employees have exercised option for VRS but they are very much apprehensive on revision of pension in the event of implementation of 3rd PRC on a future date.

We finally again requested to delink the pension revision with pay revision by taking cabinet approval as was done for the pension revision in the year 2011 by DoT. Secretary(T) assured to look into the matter.

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18.11.2019: Meeting with Member(Finance) DoT, Shri P.K. Sinha Ji:  GS, President AIRBSNLEWA met Shri P.K. Sinha Ji, Member(Finance), DoT and discussed regarding pension revision of BSNL pensioners by handing over our letter dated 18.11.2019. Member(Finance) DoT mentioned that DoT has already replied to DoP&W letter dated 8th March, 2019 on this issue. However, at present DoT is busy with ongoing VRS process in BSNL/ MTNL and after 31.1.2020 only this issue will get the attention.
On the queries of VRS Optees on pension revision, 3rd PRC implementation, he replied that after getting clarification from DoP&T only reply can be given.

13.11.2019: GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar Ji, CMD, BSNL regarding non-reimbursement of CGHS contributions (fees) paid by BSNL pensioners as one time measure and non-settlement of long pending medical claims of BSNL pensioners -<<<Click here for letter>>>
13.11.2019: <<<<Click here for CMD BSNL DO letter to All CGMs, BSNL regarding VRS-2019 monitoring>>>>
07.11.2019:Establishment Cell of  BSNL CO, New Delhi  issued 'Frequently Asked Questions' of BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme-2019 <<<Click here for the letter>

07.11.2019:Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL Board:GS Com Prahlad Rai , AIRBSNLEWA met Director (Finance) and discussed regarding payment of pending medical claims of BSNL pensioners for the last two years and the TDS has also been deducted form their claims without paying them. Also requested to release the funds to the Circles for the payment of CGHS fees paid by BSNL pensioners as one time measure. Director (Finance) appreciated our concern and assured that as soon as the funds are available all these pending claims will be cleared. He also informed that in yesterday's MC meeting he requested CMD BSNL to clear such pending claims and he has advised that as soon as the funds are available, clear all such claims immediately.

05.11.2019:Meeting with PGM(Pers): Com. Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA met and discussed with PGM(Pers) and discussed regarding-
(a) Clarification on first-time bound promotion after 5 years of service under EPP:
We extended thanks to PGM(Pers) for replying to DoT on this issue wherein it is clarified that first-time bound promotion after 5 years of service under EPP is justified.
(b) Implementation of Rule 206 as per the Hon'ble Supreme court judgement :
PGM(Pers) informed that the review DPCs work on the basis of the year to year vacancies after year 2001 is in progress. Reply from DOT has not been received till today regarding year to year vacancies. He assured to further talk with DoT officers for an early reply.
(c) DE to DGM promotion:
Regarding DE to DGM promotion PGM(Pers) informed that CMD BSNL has given approval to fill up about 1100 vacant DGM posts and CPC work is in progress. On receipt of the certified copy of judgement from Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh the CPC Will be expedited shortly.

05.11.2019: Meeting with DoT officers: Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA met DoT officers and discussed regarding-

(a) First time bound promotion after 5 years of service under EPP-
we requested DDG(Estt) and Director (Estt) to issue clarification to Pr. CCA Kolkatta regarding first-time bound promotion after 5 years of service under EPP as per the reply given by BSNL Pers cell. Director (Estt) assured that shortly the matter will be examined and clarification will be issued.

(b) Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners
- we requested DDG Esst to consider de-linking  of pension revision of BSNL pensioners from pay revision. They clearly told that pension revision of BSNL pensioners can take place after the pay revision of BSNL employees. Thus to sort out the matter we should think for litigations.

(c) Withdrawal of Additional increment on post based promotion under EPP in the same scale-
Director (Estt.) informed that as per the direction given by Hon'ble High Court Delhi in case filed by AIBSNLEA one meeting took place between DoT officers and BSNL officers and now shortly some decision will be taken before the next date of hearing in the month of Feb-2020.
04.11.2019: BSNL notified VRS............

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04.11.2019: DE to DGM promotion- It learnt that CMD BSNL has given approval to fill up about 1100 DGM(Engg) vacant posts .CPC work is in progress. The Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh judgement certified copy is awaited. As soon as the judgement copy is received the CPC Will be expedited.
01.11.2019: 

Revival of BSNL and MTNL:-
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Com. Prahlad Rai,. GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed with DOT officers regarding revival of BSNL & MTNL and found that VRS window will be opened on
4-11-2019 and will be available for one month till 3-12-2019. Union cabinet has also approved reduction of age from 60 years to 58 years and DOT has communicated to BSNL and MTNL for necessary action. It is understood that BSNL and MTNL management will notify this in December-2019 and it will be effective from 1-3-2020.

24.10.2019: AIRBSNLEWA sincere efforts yielded result in getting clarification from BSNL corporate office on granting first time bound promotion on completion of 5 years of service under EPP. Now we will further persue in DOT to issue direction to the Prahlad CCA Kolkatta to allow first time bound promotion after 5 years of service and to stop recoveries of BSNL pensioners on account of this. Also to reimburse the undue deductions of BSNL pensioners.

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23.10.2019: Revival of BSNL and MTNL:- Congratulations! Com. Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA discussed regarding revival of BSNL and MTNL with the concern DoT officers and found that Union Cabinet has approved the Revival of BSNL and MTNL proposal e.g. VRS will immediately be implemented in BSNL and MTNL, Reduction in the age from 60 years to 58and will be effective from 1-3-2020, 4G spectrum allocation to BSNL and MTNL approved and monitisation of BSNL and MTNL assets will be there through a committee comprising of DOT officers, DOE and Deepam. Today evening Hon'ble MoC will announce the Govt decision in this regard. DoT will immediately notify the Govt decision. Now we have to concentrate on revision of BSNL pensioners w.e.f. 1-1-2017.
22.10.2019: Revival of BSNL and MTNL:- GS discussed regarding revival of BSNL and MTNL with the concern DoT officers and found that the clearance from Ministry of Finance on this issue has not been received till today thus the Cabinet Note on Revival of BSNL and MTNL could not be sent to the Cabinet Secretariat however in case the clearance from Ministers of Finance is received even today evening the Cabinet Note will immediately be send to the Union Cabinet for approval. It is understood that MOF is not giving clearance. It's a very difficult situation for BSNL and MTNL.

16.10.2019: Meeting with Member (Finance) DoT:-GS along with GS, President and AGS Fin of AIBSNLEA met with Member (Finance) and discussed regarding revival of BSNL and MTNL. He mentioned that the clearance from Ministers of Finance is to be received which is expected within this week. Cabinet Note will be send to Cabinet Secretaries on Monday which may be discussed in the Cabinet meeting on 23-10-2019.Thereafter only BSNL and MTNL will be getting loan from Banks.

Regarding salary payment in BSNL he told that BSNL immediately needs Rs 365 crores which are being arranged and salary may be disbursed on 22nd or 23rd Oct,2019. He also informed that BSNL will be given letter of comfort of Rs 30000 crores shortly. Rs 15000/- crores pending for payment to contractor and vendors which also needs to be cleared.

16.10.2019: Meeting with Dir(HR) BSNL Board:-GS along with GS, President and AGS(Fin) met on courtesy call with Dir (HR) BSNL Board Shri Arvind Vadnerker , greeted and congratulated him on assuming the high office of Director (HR) BSNL Board. Assured him our fullest cooperation. Dir(HR) on the issue of revival of BSNL mentioned that shortly Union Cabinet will take decision on this issue. After this BSNL will certainly flourish. On other HR issues he told that after the Revival plan is implemented thereafter only other issues will be considered.

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16.10.2019: Meeting with PGM(Pers) :- GS along with GS, President and AGS(Fin) AIBSNLEA met PGM(Pers) and discussed regarding

(a) Reply to DoT on first time bound promotion on completion of 5years of service under EPP : PGM(Pers) assured to send a reply to DoT shortly in same line as already clarified to the field Units of BSNL.

(b) Meeting between DoT and BSNL officers on the issue of Additional increments withdrawal granted on time bound promotion under EPP in the same scale: PGM(Pers) informed that pers cell has recently conducted with DOT and has replied that on basis of Hon'ble CAT ND direction. He mentioned that withdrawal of Additional increments is not justified.

(c) Implementation of Rule- 206 as per Hon'ble Supreme court judgement : PGM(Pers) mentioned review DPCs are being conducted against the vacancies on year to year basis since year- 2001. Also written to DoT for sending the vacancy position of DEs in BSNL after the year 2001 and the reply is awaited. However, today again he will discuss the matter in DOT for an early reply.

10.10.2019: Revival of BSNL and MTNL: Com GS today discussed the matter with concern DoT officers and found that the Group of Secretaries is discussing the matter and will submit the report to PMO shortly. It is understood that GoS may recommend revival of BSNL and MTNL as per DoT proposal e.g. 4G Spectrum to BSNL and MTNL, monitisation of BSNL / MTNL assetes, VRS to BSNL and MTNL employees, reduction in the age from 60 years to 58 years etc.The Cabinet approval is expected by the end of this month October-2019. Closer of BSNL and MTNL is ruled out.

29.09.2019: Com. Amit Gupta Dy GS AIRBSNLEWA submits a RTI application to Income Tax Department asking some information on deduction of TDS on pending medical claims by BSNL and on some other points. <<READ>>       
29.09.2019: GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding non reimbursement of Medical bills of BSNL Pensioners and others issues related to medical claims <<<Click here for letter>>
26.09.2019: Meeting with PGM (Pers) BSNL CO: GS met GM(Pers) and discussed regarding-

(a) First time bound promotion after 5 years of service on touching minimum of the next pay scale : We requested PGM(Pers) BSNL CO for replying to DoT in this regard since the Pr. CCA Kolkatta has raised objections and made recovery of BSNL pensioners. We explained that BSNL CO has already issued the clarification to field units, in the same line reply may be send to DoT. PGM (Pers) appreciated our concern and assured to send the early reply to DoT.

(b) Implementation of Hon'ble Supreme court judgement on Rule 206- PGM( pers) informed that Pers Cell is conducting review DPCs against the vacancies on year to year basis on the basis Rule-206 from SDE to DEs. Also has asked DOT to apprise the status of DEs vacancies after the year 2000.He further mentioned that during DPC some DEs promoted on the basis of year of recruitment (1966) will face reversion but their pay / pension will be protected.

(c) Deputation to some employees from BSNL to other Departments/ PSUs: In this regard PGM(Pers) mentioned that management has decided that till the time Revival of BSNL plan is not Implemented, the applications can be forwarded on the basis of existing policy. However, he advised to discuss the matter at higher level.

 

                     APPEAL AGAINST THE JUDGMENT ON PENSION ARREAR CASE
AIRBSNLEWA is all set to file Writ Petition in Delhi High Court challenging the judgment of PCAT on our 1st pension arrear case. (OA 2260/2017). For this all applicants of the case need to sign fresh Vakalatnama and send to Sh Kishan Singh, C-8/230 Yamuna Vihar, Delhi 110053 by 10th of September 2019 along with court subscription of Rs 500/- each. The money is to be sent by A/C payee cheque in favour of AIRBSNLEWA CHQ. <<VAKALATNAMA>> is to be printed in LEGAL SIZE paper only. Following are the instructions:

1) Each applicant has to fill up only one line in the vakalatnama. Full Name as appearing in OA 2260, S/O in short form, R/O in short like Kolkata or Lucknow UP or Kunnur Kerala only, then Applicant No (A.N. No) also as per OA 2260 and finally short signature. With the main page number of additional pages as in page 2 can be added for more applicants

2) DO NOT put any serial number either in main page or in additional pages. Pl Leave the upper portion of main page blank. Nothing to be filled up there

3)All Branch Secretaries/ Circle Secretaries are to organize camps for the purpose. Care has to be taken so that the information are entered correctly as in OA 2260. Send the filled up forms with cheque to Sh Kishan Singh ji positively by 10-9-2019.

4) Individual or small group of members in those places where our branch do not exist, may send the filled up <<vakalatnama>> with cheque to Sh Kishan Sing ji positively by 10-9-2019

5) Download the <<Vakalatnama>> and print it only in legal size paper otherwise it will not be valid.

6) No action to be taken for those applicants who expired by this time.

7) Only applicants of 1st case OA 2260/2017 are to fill up vakalatnama and deposit the court subscription of Rs500/- each. Other members need not take any action pl.

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29.09.2019: GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding non reimbursement of Medical bills of BSNL Pensioners and others issues related to medical claims <<<Click here for letter>>
26.09.2019: Meeting with PGM (Pers) BSNL CO: GS met GM(Pers) and discussed regarding-

(a) First time bound promotion after 5 years of service on touching minimum of the next pay scale : We requested PGM(Pers) BSNL CO for replying to DoT in this regard since the Pr. CCA Kolkatta has raised objections and made recovery of BSNL pensioners. We explained that BSNL CO has already issued the clarification to field units, in the same line reply may be send to DoT. PGM (Pers) appreciated our concern and assured to send the early reply to DoT.

(b) Implementation of Hon'ble Supreme court judgement on Rule 206- PGM( pers) informed that Pers Cell is conducting review DPCs against the vacancies on year to year basis on the basis Rule-206 from SDE to DEs. Also has asked DOT to apprise the status of DEs vacancies after the year 2000.He further mentioned that during DPC some DEs promoted on the basis of year of recruitment (1966) will face reversion but their pay / pension will be protected.

(c) Deputation to some employees from BSNL to other Departments/ PSUs: In this regard PGM(Pers) mentioned that management has decided that till the time Revival of BSNL plan is not Implemented, the applications can be forwarded on the basis of existing policy. However, he advised to discuss the matter at higher level.

25.09.2019: Meeting with DoT officers: GS and President met Member(Finance), DDG(Estt.), DDG (PM), Director (PSU) and other concern DoT officers and discussed -

(a) Revival of BSNL and MTNL: It is understood that yesterday DoT officers met some Senior Officers in PMO and discussed the objections raised by MOF. Now tomorrow Secretary(Telecom) will meet Principle Secretary to PMO Shri P K Mishra to reply the objections raised by MOF in the presence of Secretary (Finance). Since MOF and DoP&W has raised certain objections to the Revival proposal, the PMO only has to give the direction on this issue than only the Cabinet Note will be finalised. It seems that it will take sometime in getting clearance from PMO.

(b) Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners: DoT officers further clarified that pension revision of BSNL pensioners is possible only when BSNL employees pay is revised to avoid anomalous situation among the pensioners who are retiring after 1-1-2017.We requested to consider our views given to remove anomaly. But DoT Estt. Cell officers are firm on their stand. However, Member (Finance) assured to look into the matter .

24.09.2019: Revival of BSNL/MTNL: GS discussed with the concern DoT officers and found that today there is a meeting with  Joint Secretary in PMO to discuss regarding revival of BSNL and MTNL proposal. It is understood that Hon'ble Home Minister Shri Amit Shah the Chairman of GOM has advised to put up the proposal as he suggested in the earlier meeting of GOM that is

1. Allocation of 4G spectrum to BSNL and MTNL

2.VRS to the employees above the age of 50 years which will follow reduction in the age from 60 to 58.

3 No SPV model accepted

4. Monitisation of BSNL and MTNL assets through a committee comprising of DOT, DEEPAM, BSNL and MTNL officers. and

5.BSNL and MTNL merger proposal is dropped etc.

This is a meeting to apprise the new Principle Secretary, IT Secretary in PMO dealing the matter. After their clearance the Cabinet Note on Revival of BSNL and MTNL will be send to the Union Cabinet immediately.

21.09.2019: AGM(Admin), O/oCGM, STR issued letter regarding procedure for opting for CGHS Scheme by BSNL Pensioners - <<Click here for letter>>>     <<<Ref.-I>>    <<<Ref.-II>>
04.09.2019: Revival of BSNL / MTNL:- GS discussed regarding revival of BSNL / MTNL proposal with concern DoT officers and found that the legal opinion on 4G spectrum allocation to BSNL has been received from Solicitor General, Govt of India which is positive. Now negotions are going on with Ministers of Finance for the financial support to BSNL / MTNL. DoE comments are expected by the end of this week or in the beginning of next week thereafter only the Cabinet Note will be finalised and send to the cabinet for approval approval. The Cabinet approval on this issue may be received in the third or last week of this month. Other than SPV model all the items e.g. VRS, reduction of age from 60 to 58 years, 4G spectrum allocation, monetization of BSNL and MTNL assets etc remains unchanged .
27.08.2019: Revival of BSNL/MTNL- Comrade GS discussed regarding revival of BSNL/MTNL proposal with concern DoT officers and found that today up to now Cabinet Note on Revival of BSNL/MTNL couldn't be sent to PMO and Cabinet secretariat due non receipt of SG opinion on 4G spectrum allocation to BSNL /MTNL as per the Hon'ble Supreme court judgement on this issue. It is expected that SG opinion may be received by today evening. The matter may be discussed in the next Cabinet meeting in the first weak of September-2019. Pension revision of BSNL pensioners will get attention after its approval only.

AIRBSNLEWA WISHES

HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

JANMASHTAMI

TO One & All

22.08.2019: Meeting with Director (Fin.), BSNL Board:  GS and GS AIBSNLEA met Director (Fin.) BSNL Board and discussed regarding payment of pending medical bills of BSNL pensioners. We also explained that while processing the medical claims the income tax from these claims are detected by concerned DDO's which is reflected in 26AS whereas medical claims are not actually paid. Director (Fin.) appreciated our concern and assured to examine the matter and to release some funds for the reimbursement of pending medical bills. We further  requested and early action in this regard.
21.08.2019: Meeting with DoT officers on revival of BSNL/ MTNL : GS and GS AIBSNLEA met with the concern DoT officers and discuss regarding revival of BSNL/ MTNL. It is understood as under:-

Shri Nripendra Mishra ji, Principal Secretary to PM hold a meeting yesterday in the presence of DoE and DoT officers and discussed the revival of BSNL/ MTNL plan at DoT.

(i) 4G spectrum allocation to BSNL/ MTNL accepted as 100% capital infusion.

(ii) Proposal for SPV for land monetization and transfer of MTNL/ BSNL loan not accepted.

(iii) BSNL/MTNL merger proposal dropped.

(iv) MTNL/BSNL land monetization proposal accepted. It will be monitored by a committee consisting of BSNL/MTNL, DoT and DIPAM officers.

(v) VRS proposal followed by retirement age reduction to 58 years .

It is expected that by today evening the minutes of this meeting will be received in DoT and on that basis a revised cabinet note will be sent to cabinet directly. PMO have desired to brief  this proposal in the next Cabinet meeting schedule to be held on 28th August, 2019 and incase some process delay takes place then certainly will  be approved in the Union Cabinet in the first week of September, 2019. After this DoT may issue notification upto 15th September, 2019 opening VRS Window for one month from 1st October, 2019 to 31st October, 2019 and may  completed the VRS process in the month of November, 2019 itself. Thereafter reduction of retirement age from 60 years to 58 years will be effective from 1st January, 2020. Government is expecting 90,000 BSNL/ MTNL employees will go on VRS which will be on the basis of Gujarat Model.

21.08.2019:  Committee of BSNL/MTNL Pensioners' Associations [CBMPA] meeting held today at Delhi and discussed the present status of BSNL pensioners pension revision. After detail discussions CBMPA decided to use political channels to impress upon the Gov't for revision of pension and will further meet to decide the strategies.

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19.08.2019:   Meeting with CMD BSNL:  GS along with GS AIBSNLEA met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding

(A) Reimbursement of medical claims of BSNL pensioners: We requested CMD BSNL for reimbursement of medical claims of BSNL pensioners. The medical claims are not being paid for the last two years which has caused hardship and difficulties to BSNL pensioners even the medical claim bills in many circles have not been processed. CMD BSNL appreciated our concern and mentioned that due to non availability of funds this situation have been created however he assured  to allot some funds in this account on funds availability. He further advice that BSNL pensioners shell immediately opt the CGHS facility and the CGHS one time fee paid by individuals will be immediately reimbursed by the BSNL for which he will issue instructions to the circles.

(B)  Revival of BSNL / MTNL : On the issue of revival of BSNL,  CMD BSNL mentioned that tomorrow there is a meeting in PMO wherein revival of BSNL/ MTNL will be discussed for clarifying the apprehensions / queries of DoE in this regard. The main  apprehension of DoE is that even after government financial support whether  BSNL / MTNL will revive. CMD BSNL expressed his concern that BSNL is having 1.60 lakh employees and 70000 contractual workers even then it is unable to increase the revenue. We explained the financial constraints being faced in the field units in day to day maintenance and operations. CMD further mentioned that after the DoE and PMO clearance only revival of BSNL/ MTNL plans will be processed to Cabinet for approval.

19.08.2019:   Meeting with Director(CM/HR),  BSNL Board:  GS and GS AIBSNLEA met Director(CM/HR) BSNL Board and requested for the long pending medical reimbursement bills of BSNL pensioners. Directed(CM/HR), BSNL Board appreciated our concern and assured to discuss the matter with his IFA for releasing of some funds in this account.

(b) Revival of BSNL/MTNL:  Director (CM/HR) confirmed that tomorrow there is a meeting in PMO for revival of BSNL/MTNL but we should make sincere efforts to provide Quality Services to BSNL's customers. He also mentioned that Reliance JIO fiber launch will also be threat  to all the Telecom operators including BSNL/ MTNL.

(c) Flood relief funds to Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra circles: We requested to immediate release of funds to heavily affected states due to flood i.e. Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Director(CM/HR) mentioned that Rs. 2 crores have been given to Kerala circle and  Karnataka circle and Maharashtra circle will also be given relief funds on the the requisition of concerned circles etc.

11.08.2019:     Circle Conference of AIRBSNLEWA Rajasthan circle at Jaipur on 11-8-2019: Com GS and OS(North) attended and address the Circle Conference of AIRBSNLEWA Rajasthan circle at Jaipur in Totuka Bhawan. Com GS in his address explained the status of BSNL pensioners for example pension revision of BSNL pensioners, settlement of pending medical bills, CGHS facility, arrears of 78.2% fitment benefit to BSNL pensioners w.e.f. 1-1-2007, mobile phones to retired BSNL employees in view of WLL withdrawn etc. Com GS appreciate the efforts of CS and President in organising the conference. Jaipur station District branch body was also formed. Under the Chairmanship of Com. S. S Rawat, OS(N) the election of circle body was conducted. Com K G Arora, Com M L Ostwal and Com Vyas were elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Financial Secretary respectively unanimously along with other circle office bearers. Com M L Ostwal Circle Secretary in his CS report discussed the all India issues and circle issue. Com K G Arora, President welcomed the CHQ office bearers and the members. Com GS and OS N were felicitated in the conference. Com CS assured to form District branches in all the districts at the earliest. Com T. R. Nanda, District President extended Vote of thanks. Lunch followed. The Conference was a grand success.

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09.08.2019: GS, President and FS today met Shri PK Sinha Ji, Member(F), DoT and Shri P K Purwar Ji and greeted them on assuming the new assignments. Also met Member(S), Member(T), DoT on Courtney call meeting and introduced them with new CHQ office bearers of AIRBSNLEWA. PGM(Admn) & GM(SR) BSNL CO were requested to provide office and meeting space to BSNL pensioners in Corporate office. CMD BSNL was requested to release funds for the settlement of pending medical claims. CMD assured to book into the matter and advised to switchover to CGHS facility for which one time fees payment will be reimbursed by BSNL within 45 days. Member(Fin.) was requested to consider pension revision. He assured to look into our proposal. 

Regarding Revival package, CMD BSNL told that it may be notified by DoT in the first weak of September-2019.

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09.08.2019: Delhi Circle, AIRBSNLEWA 3rd Circle Conference on 08.08.2019:-  AIRBSNLEWA  Delhi Circle organized its 3rd Circle Conference at Kidwai  Bhawan, New Delhi on 08.08.2019.Com,R.D.Arora Circle Secretary apprised in details the organizational activities of AIRBSNLEA in Delhi Circle and discussed the burning issues of BSNL Pensioners. Com. Teja Singh Circle President welcomed all the newly elected CHQ office bearers Com Kishan Singh, President, Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary and Com. A..K. Jain, Financial Secretary of AIRBSNEWA who were elected in the 3rd AIC of AIRBSNLEWA held at Vijayawada on 17th July 2019. He also welcomed AIRBSNLEWA Legal Consultant Com. A.K.Kaushik and Com. S.Shivakumar ,General Secretary, AIBSNLEA .

Com. Kishan Singh, President (CHQ) in his address apprised the status of Court case in details on 78.2% fitment benefit w.e.f.01.01.2007 to BSNL Pensioners instead of 10.06.2013 and further legal actions in this regard.

Com. Prahlad Rai, GS in his address extended thanks to Delhi Circle for welcoming the newly elected CHQ office bearers and explained in detail the status of burning issues of BSNL Pensioners as under:-

1. Regarding delinking of Pension Revision from Pay Revision. He explained that AIRBSNLEWA is regularly perusing the matter with DOP&PW, DOT officers and to the Hon’ble MOC for its settlement .He also explained that recently formula for Pension Revision as per 7th CPC has been drafted and submitted to DOT under the banner of CBMPA,

2. Delay in settlement of Medical claims:- Com GS explained that BSNL management is delaying the settlement of medical claims of BSNL Pensioners for the last two years, it is a serious situation. AIRBSNLEWA has already written to CMD BSNL for early settlement of the long pending medical claims, AIRBSNLEWA will continue its efforts to ensure the settlement of  pending medical claims at the earliest.

3. CGHS medical facility: Com GS explained the active role of AIRBSNLEWA in getting implemented CGHS medical facility to BSNL Pensioners. When the policy was under consideration in DOT that time AIRBSNLEWA only discussed the matter in DOT and with the Medical & Health authorities for mapping of Pay Scales of 2nd PRC with 6th CPC etc. Further, the mapping of 2nd PRC Pay Scales with 7th CPC were persuaded in DOT and now BSNL Pensioners are getting CGHS Medical facility without any difficulty. Reimbursement of onetime Payment to CGHS by BSNL Pensioners is also being persuaded for early settlement.

4. 78.2% fitment benefit to BSNL Pensioners:- Com GS explained that  AIRBSNLEWA has played a very important role in getting implemented 78.2% benefit in DOT. AIRBSNLEWA representatives regularly met and persuaded in  DOT/BSNL for its settlement .The issue of 60:40 was a great hurdle in settling the 78.2% fitment benefit to BSNL Pensioners. Com. Amit Gupta, Dy. GS AIRBSNLEWA took  all the relevant documents from DOT,DOP&PW on 60:40 introduction in payment of Pension to BSNL Pensioners under RTI. On that basis the matter was persuaded in DOT and convince the officers that this 60:40 provision needs to be withdrawn and finally succeeded in getting withdrawn with from the approval of Cabinet .This was the effort of AIRBSNLEWA only.

5. Mobile Telephone Connection to BSNL Pensioners in view of withdrawal of WLL Connection:-BSNL C.O. in the year -2007 has already issued the instructions to circles to provide mobile Pre-Paid telephone connection to the retired/retiring employees of BSNL whose WLL Telephone connections has been withdrawn. Some circles have implement the orders. However, AIRBSNLEWA has written a letter to CMD BSNL for issuing reminder on this issue.

Com GS assured Delhi Circle to extend full support and requested to grow the AIRBSNLEWA in Delhi Circle.

Com S. Shiva Kumar GS AIBSNLEA in his address appreciated the efforts of AIRBSNLEWA is settling the issues of BSNL Pensioners and assured fullest supports &  cooperation of AIBSNLEA to AIRBSNLEWA.

Com A.K. Kaushik, Legal Consultant, AIRBSNLEWA in his address explained the status of the Court case and further efforts in this regard.

House elected the chairman election to Com. Venket Raman and he conducted the election for AIRBSNLEWA Delhi Circle after the dissolution of the existing Circle body by Com Teja Singh, Circle President.

Com. Nandi, Com. A.J.Ram and Com. K.M.Goyal were elected unanimously as President, Circle Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively .

The  house was adjourned with  the vote of thanks extended by Com. K.M. Goyal Financial Secretary. The Conference hall was Jam Packed.

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06.08.2019:      COURT CASE ON PENSION ARREARS
The Judgment of our First Pension Arrear Case (OA 2260/2017) is received. It is seen that a common Judgment has been delivered for both OAs 2260 and 2853. It has already been pointed out that the OA 2853 was filed by other Association in a later date but unfortunately linked with our case. From the Judgment it is clear that the court has not understood the case at all and perhaps got confused with the separate OAs, which were different in arguments. The case was for arrears of Pension and Pensionary benefits but the judgment is delivered considering as if the applications were for DA arrears. We are publishing here both OAs and the judgment for perusal of our esteem members. Pl go through carefully and advice the action you feel appropriate. The list of applicants for OA 2260 is also being published separately. The applicants may kindly keep a watch on this website for further action we shall be taking for filing appeal in Delhi High Court.

<<OA 2853>>   <<OA 2260>>    << Judgment>>    <<List of Applicant OA 2260>>

08.08.2019:    GS Writes to Secretary DOT informing new CHQ Body  <<Letter>>     
08.08.2019:      GENERAL BODY MEETING OF HYDERABAD BRANCH-- Report by BS
Good evening to all. The HYDERABAD branch General body  conducted in a grand manner. 125 meeting  attended.  After opening remarks by president Com Sivaramudu  two minutes  silence observed by members in memory  of departed souls. Com Branch Sec HYD addressed the gathering  and presented  AIC highlights specifically touching pension revision and medical bills. SEC also informed house the immediate steps taken by our G.S immediately taking our issues pension revision  and medical Bill's .COm. AGS K.Jairam also explained  medical/pension  issues. Com Divakar Rao Treasurer placed Financial status before the house. Com B.V. Rao advisor also explained status of pay revision and medical  claims. Co. M.N.Rao our CHQ Auditor also addressed the gathering and explained CGHS migration. Our Branch Organising SECRETARY Com P.Satayanarayana not only placed  welcome address but also proposed  vote of thanks. 27 New members  joined our Association today. Deliberations and Discussions went on well. Thanking all office beaers and active members for their in conducting  G.B in a grand manner. ThankYou all .DAKSHINAMURTHY K      SEC HYD & OS South
05.08.2019:     GS writes to CMD BSNL on allotment of Mobile Connections to Retired Employees in non feasible areas.  <<READ>>
05.08.2019:    CBMPA (Committee of BSNL MTNL Pensioners Associations) submits a fresh proposal to Secretary DOT on Pension Revision.   <<READ>>

02.08.2019:   Meeting with PGM(Pers.), BSNL CO: GS met PGM(Pers.), BSNL CO & discussed regarding

(i)    Clarification to DoT on EPP provision of 1st time bound promotion from 4 to 6 years- Objection raised by Pr. CCA Kolkata : We requested PGM(Pers.) for an early reply to DoT regarding 1st time bound promotion from 4 to 6 years under EPP. Pr CCA Kolkata has objected granting 1st time bound promotion on completion of 5 years of service by mis-interpretating  4 or 6 years of service. PGM(Pers.) confirmed that the DoT letter dated 21.05.2019 (attached herewith) has been received along with AIBSNLEA & Pr. CCA Kolkata letters. He assured for sending early reply to DoT in this regard.

(ii)    Implementation of Rule-206 of SDEs(T) Seniority: We requested PGM(Pers.) for the true implementation of Hon'ble SC Judgment on Rule-206 of SDEs(T) seniority case. PGM(Pers.) mentioned that the exercise for implementation of Rule-206 is under process wherein the notional pay fixation will be granted by conducting review DPC against the vacant available posts and accordingly pension will be re-fixed. We explained that the Hon'ble SC judgment, the consequential benefits are to be given to all seniors  w.r.t. the juniors. PGM(Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

30.07.2019:            COURT CASE ON PENSION ARREARS
                                                 BAD NEWS
Our pension arrear 1st case (OA 2260/2017) came up for hearing today in PCAT ND along with other OA 2853/2018 filed by other Association. Both the cases were heard simultaneously and argument continued for two and half hours. But the Judicial Judge, who is also chairman of PCAT was not satisfied with the arguments and dismissed both the OAs. We are now waiting for the judgment copy and then will decide future action.
Along with our advocate, our president com Kishan Singh and legal consultant Com A K Kaushik were present in the court
29.07.2019:       GS Writes to CMD BSNL on Medical Issues........   <<READ>>
26.07.2019:    GS Writes to Hon MOC on Pension Revision........    <<READ>>
26.07.2019:  COURT CASE ON PENSION ARREARS

Our Pension Arrear 1st case OA2260/2017 was listed in PCAT court 1 sl no 51 today. But could not be heard due to shortage of time. It is now listed for hearing on Monday 29th July in same court 1 sl 42.

25.07.2019:   Meeting with DDG(Estt.) DOT:-  Com, Prahlad Rai ,General Secretary All India Retired BSNL Executive' Welfare Association (AIRBSNLEWA) met with Sh.S.K.Jain, DDG(Estt.) DOT and apprised him regarding newly elected CHQ body of AIRBSNLEWA in the 3rd AIC held at Vijaywada (AP) ON 17TH July -2019.Director(Estt) was also present there.

a)He requested DDG(Estt.) for the settlement of the Pension Revision of BSNL Pensioners. DDG(Estt.) and  Director(Estt.) informed that recently a letter from DOP&PW has been received wherein some queries have been made w.r.t. delinking of Pension Revision from Pay Revision. They mention that matter is under discussion in DOT and after the approval of the competent authority, reply will be sent to DOP&PW at the earliest. They further mentioned that at present as per existing rule the Pension Revision with Pay Revision only. The decision for delinking of Pension Revision from Pay Revision is to be taken at top level.

(b) Mapping of Pay Scales of 2nd PRC with 7th CPC Pay Scales for the purpose of CGHS Contributions Payment from BSNL:- We extended thanks for issuing the order and now BSNL Pensioners are getting CGHS Card without any difficulty.

(3) Payment of Pension Contribution on Actual Basic Pay instead of Maximum of the Pay:-  DDG(E) informed that DOE has asked some queries regarding Pension Contribution from MTNL and it is awaited from MTNL .He further mentioned that since the Pension Contribution in MTNL is being paid on actual Basic Pay ,thus there will be no refund case as it is in BSNL to refund Rs. 2000/= Crores.  

(4) Recovery from Pension by Pr. CCA Kolkatta against the Pay fixation in E2A Pay Scale on completion of 5 years of service:- Director (Estt.) informed that our Association letter along with the Pr.CCA Kolkatta letter has sent to BSNL for comments but the reply is still awaited. He assured to talk with the concern officer in BSNL for early reply. He assured an early action in this regard.

(5) Revival of BSNL/MTNL:- It is understood that after the GOM meeting, DOT has drafted a Cabinet Note on following points:-

(a) 4 G Spectrum Allocation to BSNL/MTNL through SPV Model. Govt. will bear the spectrum fee.

(b) VRS to BSNL/MTNL employees after the age of 50 years and above. Roll out of age from 60to 58 years w.e.f.1.1.2020.

(c) Monetization of BSNL/MTNL land and assets.

(d) Merger of BSNL/MTNL etc.

19.07.2019:       3RD AIC OF AIRBSNLEWA AT VIJAYAWADA, A.P.

AIRBSNLEWA held its 3rd All India Conference at Hotel Swarna Palace, Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh on 17th July 2019. 98 delegates from different part of country attended the conference. The conference was graced by the newly elected President and General Secretary  of AIBSNLEA Coms Subhasis Mitra and Shivakumar. Com A K Kaushik and Com Yadav from MTNL was also present at the meeting. The conference started at 10.00Hrs and continued upto 19.00 Hrs. All the important issue of the pensioners were discussed in details and future plan worked out. Com Kishan Singh and Com Prahlad Rai has been elected as President and General Secretary respectively. The details will be uploaded shortly.

Complete list of New CHQ Body

1. Chief Mentor                    Shri M K Bagchi  MTNL Delhi
2. Legal Consultant            Shri A K Kaushik MTNL Delhi                

3. President.                          Shri Kishan Singh  Delhi*
4. Vice President I.               Shri Manas Roy.   W B
5. Vice President II..             Shri T Ravindran. Kerala
General  Secretary.           Shri  Prahlad Rai  Rajasthan*
7.Dy. GS                                  Shri Amit Kumar Gupta  WB
8.AGS I                                     Shri  K Jairam. T. S.
9.AGS II                                    Shri Pallab Bose UP East
10 AGS IIi                                 Shri M L Deore. Nasik
11. AGS IV                               Shri B M Mondal WB
12.OS East                              Shri Prasun Mukhopadhyay WB
13.OS West                             Shri M M Karnani Gujrat
14. OS South                          Shri K D Murthy  TS
15. OS North                           Shri S S Rawat  Rajasthan
17. Finance Secretary          Shri A k Jain  Delhi
18. Advisor I.                           Shri Venkat Rao  TS
19. Advisor II.                          Shri Prasun Ghosh WB
20. Advisor iii                          Shri V Keshava Rao. AP
21. Auditor.                              Shri M N Rao.            TS

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