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

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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the continuous and combined struggle of AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA, the 60:40 sharing provision from pension rule was withdrawn.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.
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:

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.

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 '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 :

(Registered No.68836/2010)
CHQ, 2151/1, Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Patel Nagar,
New Delhi-110008. email:

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.

Revival of BSNL and MTNL:-
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.


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.




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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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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>>     
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>>

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.


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

Adopted General Secretary's Report  << Read>>
Minutes in brief     <<Read>>

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