APPEAL AGAINST THE JUDGMENT ON PENSION
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
with court subscription of Rs
The money is to be sent by A/C payee cheque in favour of
is to be
LEGAL SIZE paper only.
Following are the
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
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
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
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
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.
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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O/oCGM, STR issued letter regarding procedure for opting for
CGHS Scheme by BSNL Pensioners -
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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 .|
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.|
HAPPY & PROSPEROUS
TO One & All
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.|
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
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
(ii) Proposal for SPV for land monetization and transfer of
MTNL/ BSNL loan
(iii) BSNL/MTNL merger proposal
(iv) MTNL/BSNL land monetization proposal
be monitored by a committee consisting of BSNL/MTNL, DoT and
(v) VRS proposal followed by retirement age reduction to 58
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.
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
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with CMD BSNL: GS along
with GS AIBSNLEA met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conference of AIRBSNLEWA Rajasthan circle at Jaipur on
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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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
Revival package, CMD BSNL told that it may be notified by
DoT in the first weak of September-2019.
Circle, AIRBSNLEWA 3rd Circle Conference on
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,
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
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
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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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
of Applicant OA 2260>>
GS Writes to Secretary DOT informing new CHQ Body <<Letter>> |
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
GS writes to CMD BSNL on allotment of Mobile Connections to
Retired Employees in non feasible areas. <<READ>>|
CBMPA (Committee of BSNL MTNL Pensioners Associations)
submits a fresh proposal to Secretary DOT on Pension
Meeting with PGM(Pers.),
BSNL CO: GS met PGM(Pers.),
BSNL CO & discussed regarding
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
been received along with AIBSNLEA & Pr. CCA Kolkata letters.
He assured for sending early reply to DoT in this regard.
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.
CASE ON PENSION ARREARS|
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
Writes to CMD BSNL on Medical Issues........
Writes to Hon MOC on Pension Revision........
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.
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
(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.
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
Complete list of New CHQ Body
Mentor Shri M K Bagchi MTNL Delhi
2. Legal Consultant Shri A K Kaushik MTNL
President. Shri Kishan Singh
President I. Shri Manas Roy. W B
President II.. Shri T Ravindran. Kerala
Secretary. Shri Prahlad Rai Rajasthan*
GS Shri Amit Kumar Gupta
I Shri K Jairam. T.
II Shri Pallab Bose UP
IIi Shri M L Deore. Nasik
IV Shri B M Mondal WB
East Shri Prasun Mukhopadhyay
West Shri M M Karnani Gujrat
South Shri K D Murthy TS
North Shri S S Rawat Rajasthan
Secretary Shri A k Jain Delhi
Advisor I. Shri Venkat Rao TS
Advisor II. Shri Prasun Ghosh WB
Advisor iii Shri V Keshava Rao.