ALL INDIA RETIRED BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
EXECUTIVES' WELFARE ASSOCIATION
Central Headquarter, New Delhi

Registration no. is S/00/09/NE/2010

Edited by Sh. Rakesh Srivatava, Vice President-II & Editor, AIRBSNLEWA

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 18.04.2014:Our Vice President Com. Rakesh Srivastava enquired with FEB section of DOT finance and it is learnt that they have cleared the file on 78.2% IDA merger for pensioners and it will go to Member (Finance) on next Monday. It is expected that the file will go to DoE by next week.                                                      
15.04.2014:Chief Patron, AIRBSNLEWA Sh Prahalad Rai met Director (Estt) DoT Shri Prachees Khanna and discussed regarding reply to DoE on 78.2% IDA Pay Fixation of BSNL Pensioners case queries. Director (Estt) mentioned that reply to DoE is yet to be sent after the clearance from internal finance of DoT.
15.04.2014:Chief Patron, AIRBSNLEWA Sh Prahalad Rai met DDG (TPF) Shri Sahbazz Ali and requested for early clearance on the reply to be given to DoE by DoT  Estt Cell on some queries. DDG (TPF) mentioned that he has already cleared the case but it is still pending in IF Cell of DoT for comments. However, he assured that IF cell will also give its comments with in 2-3 days and then it will be sent to DoT Estt Cell for reply to DoE.
15.04.2014:  Sh. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Convener, Forum of BSNL Unions/ Associations writes to Shri M.F.Farooqui, Secretary, DOT regarding 78.2% IDA fixation benefit to pensioners who retired before 10.06.2013 <<<Click here for letter>>>

15/04/2014: New Branch of AIRBSNLEWA opened at Sriganganagar, Rajasthan: A new branch opened at Sriganganagar, Rajasthan with 20 members in a recently held GB meeting.
The following office bearers have been Elected:
1.President : Shri Omkar Nath Seth   0154-246433, 09414318445
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.Branch Secretary : Shri Prem Nath   0154-2473544,  09414387844
3.Organising Secretary:Shri Premsingh Narang   0154-2482666,  09414432666  
4. Assistant Secretary : Shri M.L Sharma.  01552-262001 ,  0946116761
5.Treasurer : Shri Aman Lal Chandora.   0154- 2473333,  09413395085
6. Auditor : Shri Luxmi Narayan    0154-2465888 ,  09413395428  
There are 20 members enrolled with this branch. CHQ quota of membership has been received.
All other branches are also requested to deposit CHQ quota of membership in saving bank account No 1120000100163522,PNB, ECE House, K.G Marg New Delhi.

11-04-2014: 78.2% IDA Merger For pensioners Still Pending With DOT: Today Sh.Kishan Singh G.S , Sh. Rakesh Srivastava Vice President . Sh.H.S Bhatia Ex AGS, of AIRBSNLEWA and Sh.M.L Shankhwar (from Kanpur) met Member (Services) and other officers in DOT to know the present status of pension revision on 78.2 % IDA merger case. Member (S) informed that the case file is still with DOT Finance Wing.
09-04-2014: Government of India instructed all ministries to settle all pension disputes within two months and requested pensioners to highlight their grievances in portal http://www.pgportal.gov.in/Grievance.aspx. Let us take this opportunity for settlement of 78.2 % IDA merger issue for BSNL pensioners. All pensioners retired before 10-06-2013 are therefore requested to log on to portal http://www.pgportal.gov.in/Grievance.aspx and highlight the issue. For filling up the 'details of grievances' column please copy - paste the following matter. All complaints logged will be registered with a 'complaint number', which will immediately be sent to the mobile and email id. Kindly preserve the no for subsequent use.
For 'details of grievances' pre 2007 pensioners click here  and post 2007 pensioners  click here
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kindly fill up your date of retirement after pasting the matter in two places)

01.04.2014: GS , AGS (Finance), AIBSNLEA met Shri S. C. Mishra Member (Services) DoT and discussed regarding reply to Deptt of Expenditure on 78.2% IDA Pay Fixation of BSNL Pensioners. Member (S) mentioned that the draft reply proposal has been sent to Member (Finance) for concurrence and Secy(T) for approval. Thereafter the reply will be sent to DOE. He further mentioned that BSNL Pensioners will get the 78.2% IDA pay fixation w.e.f. 1.1.2007 since their pension contribution has already been paid by BSNL. The following clarifications are to be replied to DoE by DoT:

(i) OM dated 15.3.2011 regarding fixation of pension of pre-2007 BSNL retirees with DR 68.8% was issued with the approval of the Cabinet. As such DoT may satisfy themselves and confirm to DoE that further revision of pension with enhanced DR @78.2% does not require consideration by the Cabinet.

(ii) The annual pension liability of the Government on account of BSNL pensioners should not exceed 60% of annual receipts by the Government from BSNL DoT is requested to verify  that annual pension liability on account of this revision does not exceed 60% of  annual receipts by the Government from BSNL.

(iii) In respect of BSNL retirees between 1.1.2007 and 9.6.2013, the revision of pension has been proposed on the basis of revised notional pay. Further, on the basis of this revised notional pay, it has been proposed to revise DCRG, leave encashment, and commuted value of pension. Therefore, the precedent where pension has been revised on the basis of revised notional pay and further benefit of such revision has been allowed in DCRG, commuted value of pension and leave encashment, may please be intimated.

01.04.2014: GS, AGS (Finance), AIBSNLEA enquired the status of 78.2% IDA Pay fixation of BSNL Pensioners case from Member (Finance) office and found that on 25.3.2014 the case has been sent to DDG(TPF) for clearance. They further met DDG (TPF) Sh. Shahbaz Ali and requested for early clearance. DDG (TPF) assured that within 2- 3 days the clearance will be given by internal finance wing. Hence, it is expected  that in the next one or two weeks time the reply from DOT will be sent to DoE.
01.04.2014: Due decrease in Consumer price index IDA from 01-04-2014 will be 88.4% i.e down from present rate by 02.1%.
27-03-2014: ALL CHQ Office Bearers and Circle Secretaries Kindly take suitable  action so that the 'letter campaign movement is successful in all respect.

Attention ALL BSNL Pensioners (pre and post 2007) Retired prior to 10-06-2013: As the issue of 78.2% IDA merger for all pensioners (Executive and Non- Executive) is getting delayed and there is no sign of early settlement, we request all pensioners to participate in the "Individual Letter Campaign". Pensioners can write the text in two inland letter cards or may take printout and post in envelop to Shri M.F. Farooqui, Secretary(T), DoT and Shri Kapil Sibal, Hon'ble Minister of Communications and IT, New Delhi. Kindly spare some time and participate in the campaign for the sake of deprived pensioners.  Click for the TEXT

19.02.2014:GS writes to CMD, BSNL regarding delay in payment of medical reimbursement bill of BSNL pensioners <<<Click here for letter>>>>
19.02.2014:GS writes to CMD, BSNL regarding validity and quality of Pensioner's Identity Card <<<Click here for letter>>>>

Delhi Circle - General Body Meeting regarding

The General Body meeting of Delhi Circle was held on 31.12.2013 at 14.00 Hrs. at CTO Auditorium Eastern Court, New Delhi under chairmanship of sh. M. L. Sharma.

Sh. Kishan Singh General Secretary welcome the members and addressed the house.

(1) He informed that Pension revision case on 78.2% IDA merger has been cleared by the DoP & PW and now DOT has to take approval of D.O. Expenditure.

(2) He also informed the house that 1st AIC of Association was held on 11.11.2013 at Nasik and Central Office Bearers were elected unanimously from All over India.

 Regarding Election of Delhi Circle Branch, President requested house to nominate Election Officer for conducting election of office Bearers. Sh. P.S. Venkatraman was nominated as Election Officer.

Election was conducted. The following Delhi Circle Office Bearers were elected unanimously     

1. Shri Teja Singh                                              President

2. Shri A.K. Nandy                                               Vice President

3. Shri R.D. Arora                                                 Circle Secretary

4. Shri D.M. Yadav                                              Assistant Circle Secretary

5. Shri K.M. Goel                                                 Treasurar

6. Shri V.P. Gupta                                               Assistant Treasurar

7. Shri R.K. Rastogi                                              Member

8. Shri J.B. Jain                                                      Member       

9. Shri C.L. Umrao                                               Member

10. Shri S. Nayak                                                  Auditor

The General Secretary congratulated all the elected members. The snacks & Tea was served and meeting was concluded after vote of thanks by President Shri M.L. Sharma.

09.12.2013: GS Appeal to all Members  <<<Click here for GS Appeal>>>>

09.12.2013:Report of  1st All India Conference and Election of CHQ Office Bearers :1st All India Conference of the Association was held at Sapkal Knowledge Hub , Kalyani Hills,  Anjenary , Trimbkeshwar Road Nashik - 422212 Maharashtra on 11 -11-2013 at 16:30 hours  along with 4th AIC of AIBSNLEA.

Sh. Venugopal, President AIBSNLEA and Sh. Prahlad Rai,  GS, AIBSNLEA were the Chief Guests. Sh. Kishan Singh GS, initially welcomed all the Delegates for the AIC. Then he requested Sh. Prahlad Rai to address the Delegates.  Sh Prahlad Rai GS thanked All for holding the 1st  AIC and he delivered how the present Adhoc  body contributed to Register  the  Association and carried on the activities of the Association. Recently he along with Kishan Singh  GS met various officers of DOT for  Payments of arrears  of 78.2 % fixation. He requested all to take necessary action for increasing the membership.

Then Sh. Kishan Singh requested to deliver  few words to Sh. Venu Gopal.  Sh. Venu Gopal expressed the need of the hour to expand the Association to all the Circles.

Sh. Amit Gupta proposed to the house that the existing GS of AIBSNLEA ,  Sh. Prahlad  Rai may be inducted in the next body as chief Mentor & guide, So that he will discharge his duty as a responsible task to enhance the activity of AIRBSNLEWA. The Proposal was unanimously accepted by the House

CHIEF MENTOR  :Sh  PRAHLAD RAI, GS ALBSNLEA; 09868278222

Thereafter Sh. KISHAN SINGH GS  Placed his report to the house . Members participated in the discussion, Sh. AMIT GUPTA  asked for mentioning for membership strength.  GS Placed to the house that at Kolkata (W.B) there are above 250 members and at Delhi about 96 members, in Maharastra there are about 50 members.  Sh. Swapan  Mukherjee requested to the CHQ Body to make adhoc  members of Circle say viz  Gujarat, Jharkhand, U.P (EAST) , etc.

The House supported the spirit. 

Then Sh. N.C JAIN  Submitted the audited Account Report of Association. The account was discussed  and the Financial Constraints  were elaborately discussed.

House unanimously  resolved that at present we should not put stress on QUOTA  But try to enroll as many members as possible in our  fold.  Then the President  dissolved  the Present Body.

For Election of Regular body for next term no election was conducted as the following central of his bearers  were elected by the house  unanimously :

CHQ    OFFICE   BEARERS

PRESIDENT:                                SH. M.L. SHARMA                                                        09868240042

VICE PRESIDENT- 1                  SH. V.KESHAB RAO                                                    09490758175

VICE PRESIDENT- 2                  SH. RAKESH SRIVASTAVA                                       09868876677

GENERAL SECRETARY           SH.  KISHAN  SINGH                                                    09968270611

AGS -1                                            SH. AMIT KUMAR GUPTA                                          09433000088

                                                         SH. R.V. ATHANI                                                           09449858299

                                                         SH. PRADEEP GOEL                                                   09415315111

                                                         SH. A. GUHA                                                                  09426643434

                                        (HQ)        SH. K.N. MEHRA                                                           09911314576

OS(E)                                             SH. ARVINDO GHOSE                                                   09434068111

OS(W)                                            SH. S.N. SONWANE                                                       09422271599

OS(S)                                             SH. P. CHANDRA SEKHAR                                         09444710815

OS(N)                                             VACCANT, TO BE FILLED BY NOMINATION        

FS                                                   SH. N.C. JAIN                                                                  09871915573

EDITOR                                         SH. S.K. AWASTHI                                                         09868617661

AUDITOR                                      SH.  B.D. JHA                                                                   09431706606

The meeting ended by vote of thanks by GS, Sh. Kishan Singh .                                                           

20.11.2013:It is Gathered from  DOP&PW that

(a) Pension anomaly file has been returned to DOT for some minor queries,

(b)  Pension revision on 78.2% IDA merger case in under examination in DOP&PW and reply will be sent to DOT with in few days.

15.11.2013: <<<Click here for the Report of the General Secretary placed in the Ist All India Conference held on 11- 12 November 2013 at Sapkal Knowledge Hub, Kalyani Hills, Anjenery Trambak Road , Nashik, Maharashtra>>>>

AIRBSNLEWA WISHES

 

A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

 

'DURGA PUJA'

TO

ONE & ALL  

07.10.2013::  A delegation consisting of Sh. Kishan Singh, General Secretary, Sh. Rakesh Srivastava, Vice President of Association and Sh. P.S. Venkataraman met Member(S), Director(Estt.), Director(PSU) in DoT to pursue Pension revision case on 78.2% IDA merger.

19.09.2013::  GS, AIRBSNLEWA writes to Sh. M.F. Farooqui, Chairman Telecom, Commission & Secretary(T), New Delhi regarding Implementation of the order for 78.2% IDA merger w.e.f. 1-1-2007 for Ex-DOT Employees retiring as Pensioners before 09.06.2013.<<<Click Here for letter>>>

05.09.2013:: AIRBSNLEWA notified that its first All India Conference at Sapkal Knowledge Hub, Kalyani Hills, Ajeneri, Trambak Road, NASHIK on 11th   and 12th  November, 2013 <<<Click Here for letter>>>

31.08.2013::  GS, AIRBSNLEWA writes to Sh. Sanjay Kothari, Secy(T), DoP&PW, New Delhi regarding Non -fulfillment of commitments made by DOT in 22nd SCOVA Meeting held on 19.2.2013 regarding (a) Merger of 78.2% IDA with basic pension benefit to the absorbed BSNL Pensioners and (b) Removal of anomaly in fixation of Penation of Pension of DoT Employees absorbed in BSNL retired between 1.1..2000 and 31.7.2001.<<<Click Here for letter>>>

29.08.2013::  GS, AIRBSNLEWA writes to Sh. M.F. Farooqui, Chairman TC and Secy(T), DoT regarding Resolution of problems arising out of DOT Memo o. 61-01/2012-SU dated 10th  June 2013 as enunciated vide BSNL memo no. 1-19/2002-PAT (BSNL) dated 8.8.2013 leading to hold up in Revision of Pension of Pre-2007 Pensioners/family Pensioners of BSNL in accordance with fitment formula specifield vide DPE's O.M. No. 2(70)/08-DPE(WC)- GL- VII/09 dated 2.4.2009 <<<Click Here for letter>>>

12.08.2013:: It has been decided to hold General Body meeting at 11:00 Hrs on 26/08/2013 at CTO Auditorium Eastern Court New Delhi to discuss about holding of All India Conference of Association at Nasik in the month of November 2013. All the retired executives of BSNL are requested to attend meeting: Kishan Singh, General Secy.

23.7.2013: Sh. Kishan Singh GS, Sh. Hardas Singh, AGS, Sh. K.N. Mehra met and sh. Venankatran met Member(S), DoT in connection with revision of pension of Pre- 2007 & Post 2007 retirees. The discussion was held in details. Informations regarding retirees from 1.1.2007 to 9.7.2013 has been called for from BSNL . Member(S) told that on receipt of Data/information from BSNL, case will be processed in DOT. As soon as information is received the case will be processed further.

25.7.2013: Sh. Kishan Singh GS, Sh. Rakesh Srivastava, Vice President, Sh. Hardas Singh AGS and Sh. K.N. Mehra met Sr. GM(Estt) in BSNL C.O for expediting reply to DOT. Regarding revision of pension on IDA 78.2% respect of pensioners retired on Pre -2007 and  Post upto 9.7.2013. GM (Estt) told that reply is being sent at the earliest. 

13.06.2013:GS writes to Sh. M.F. Farooqui, Secy(T), DoT regarding revision of Pension ................<<<Click Here for letter>>>

13.06.2013:GS, AGS(F), CS Delhi Circle and GS AIRBSNLEWA Com. Kishan Singh met Member (S), Addl. Secy (T), DDG (TPF) and Director (PSUs) and extended thanks for their help in issuing the presidential Directives on 78.2% IDA Pay fixation and requested for early issuance of the order for pensioners to revise their pay on the basis of 78.2% IDA Pay fixation formula. All these officers assured an early action in this regard. But everybody expressed their concern towards BSNL's continuous losses.

13.06.2013:GS, AGS(F), CS BSNL C.O. and GS AIRBSNLEWA Com. Kishan Singh met Chairman TC & Secy(T), DoT and extended our sincere gratitude & thanks for his kind intervention in getting released the Presidential Directives on 78.2% IDA Pay fixation case for BSNL employees and also requested for early issuance of Pay fixation order for BSNL Pensioners retired before 01.01.2007 and after 01.01.2007. Secy(T) appreciated our concern and mentioned that all the BSNL employees including ITS officers should concentrate for the growth of BSNL to turn around. We assured him that BSNL employees are committed as per their conviction for the growth of BSNL because survival of BSNL is the survival of theirs. However, we explained the constraints which are adversely affecting the viability of BSNL i.e. scarcity of material in field units and due financial support from Govt. We requested for immediate payment of Rs. 1500 Crores rural subsidy as per Telecom Commission, Refund of BWA/Spectrum Charges, reimbursement of license fees and USO charges etc. Secy(T) mentioned that Rs. 1500 Crores as rural subsidy is being released shortly from USO fund and other issues are under process.

Regarding GoM, he confirmed that revival plan of BSNL/MTNL were discussed yesterday in GoM. A presentation has been made on this issue by DoT. But during GoM, Hon'ble Ministers mentioned that BSNL Management & DoT is pleading for VRS in BSNL but the BSNL Unions/Associations have mentioned in their memorandum that the excess staff in BSNL is Myth and VRS will not help BSNL rather adversely affect BSNL.

However, Secy(T) further told that BSNL's financial health is not at all good, hence BSNL Management and employees should work together for its revival.

While thanking, we requested to direct BSNL Management for issuing promotion orders of BSNL executives to fill up HAG/SAG/JAG/STS/Group-'B' level posts on priority as per Cabinet decision. Secy(T) assured to look into the matter.

11.06.2013: Congratulations ! Finally BSNL has issued order regarding benefit of merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2% for the purpose of fitment w.e.f. 10.06.2013

We are extremely thankful for the prompt and favorable action taken by CMD, BSNL, Director (HR) and all concerned officers in BSNL Corporate Office for issuing order immediately.

<<<Click Here for the order of Non-Executives>>>

<<<Click Here for the order of Executives>>>

10.06.2013: : Congratulations! DoT issued Presidential Directives for implementation of 78.2% IDA pay fixation order. BSNL order will follows immediately. Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations consistent efforts yielded result in getting released the order. We are extremely thankful to all the struggling BSNL employees for their active participation and involvement in making the agitation call a great success.

We also extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to Hon'ble MOC&IT, Secy(T), Member(F), Addl. Secy(T), Jt. Secy(T), DDG(TPF) DoT, CMD, BSNL, Director(HR), Director(F), Director(CM), Director(CFA) & other Board of Directors and all the concerned officers of DoT and BSNL, who played a positive role in issuing 78.2% IDA pay fixation order.

The Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations will give letter for withdrawal of Indefinite Strike w.e.f. 12th June'2013 after the issuance of order from BSNL Corporate Office for implementation.

Let us, make BSNL a viable and vibrant organisation with our full commitment and devotion so that we may demand further arrears payment in the days to come as per the agreement. <<Click here for the Presidential Directives issued by DoT>>>

27.09.2012: GS writes to All Circle/Branch Secretaries regarding proposal for holding All India Conference at New Delhi <<<Click Here for letter>>>
11.10.2011: It is for information of all the members at Delhi that revised PPO work in DoT PFP Branch has been completed. Copy of revised PPO are being dispatched very soon to pensioners; address. Left over cases are also being processed.
11.10.2011: GS writes to Sh. R.K. Upadhyay, CMD BSNL regarding restoration of the facility for reimbursement of medical expenditure without voucher for Outdoor treatment for retired BSNL employees. Click Here for letter
23.09.2011 Meeting of the Executive Committee was held at BSNL CO premises wherein it was decided to withdraw the Lunch Hour Demonstration proposed to be held at Sanchar Bhavan on 28/9/2011 for expeditious resolution of Pension Revision for pre-2007 retirees from BSNL Corporate Office vide our notice/ letter of even no. dated 29th August 2011.


It is expected that issue of revised PPOs in BSNL Offices all over India, PFP Wing at DOT Head Quarters and all the respective CCAS all over India shall be completed by 21st of October 2011. Click here for letter dated 23/9/2011 addressed to Secretary(T) in the matter.


ALL THE FAMILY PENSIONERS ARE HEREBY INFORMED TO CONTACT RESPECTIVE BSNL OFFICES IF REVISION OF THEIR PPOs HAS NOT YET BEEN INITIATED/ CARRIED OUT. OUR MEMBERS MAY KINDLY ENSURE TO COMMUNICATE THIS MESSAGE TO EACH AND EVERY FAMILY PESNSIONER OF BSNL KNOWN TO THEM."
23/09/2011: GS writes to Sh. R. Chandrashekhar, Secy(T) DoT& Chairman TC, New Delhi regarding withdrawal of Lunch Hour demonstration on 28.09.2011 for expeditious resolution of Pension Revision for Pre-2007  Retirees from BSNL CO vide our notice/letter of even no. dated 29.08.201 Click Here for letter

03/09/2011

DIYA TALE GHOR ANDHERA

The picture for Pension Revision for pre-2007 retirees from BSNL Corporate Office is very disappointing because not a single PPO has been issued so far till today i.e. 3/9/2011. Around 50 PENSION CALCULATION SHEETS were forwarded by O/O G.M.(Estt.) BSNL CO to PFP Wing of DOT Head Quarters at Sanchar Bhavan upto 31/8/2011 but no PPO could be issued by PFP Wing in DOT because figure worked out in Family Pension column was incorrect in all the 50  PENSION CALCULATION SHEETS.

See the efficiency of Pension Wing of BSNL CO, New Delhi!!

Now it is learnt from reliable sources that Secretary DOT has written a strong DO Letter to CMD, BSNL with copy to Member(F), DOT inquiring into delay in Pension Revision and asking CMD. BSNL to ensure completion of Pension Revision by 30th September 2011.

Secretary, AIRBSNLEA has served notice on Secretary, DOT and CMD, BSNL etc. for holding demonstration at Sanchar Bhavan on 28/9/2011 and Dharna on 12th and 13th October 2011 over the delay in Pension Revision bu BSNL CO and DOT Offices. 

15/09/2011

At last BSNL HQ submits Pension Calculation Sheets to US(STP) for Pension Revision for its pre-2007 retirees through PFP Wing of DOT Head Quarters and  CCA Delhi. (See Order dated 15th September 2011)

This has been possible because of a strong DO letter sent by Secretary(T) to CMD, BSNL inquiring about the delay in Pension Revision and immediate compliance  of the Cabinet decision on Pension Revision before 30/9/2011. A copy of this DO letter was endorsed to Member(F) for facilitating and completing pension revision for pre-2006 retirees  promptly  by respective  CCA Units.

At present only one person (AAO) is available in PFP Wing at Sanchr Bhavan  for issue of PPOs who can release at the most 5 PPOs per day. We have to again pursue with Member(F) / DDG(A/C) to provide additional manpower in PFP Wing  for issue of PPOs. 

After issue of PPOs, CR Cell of DOT Hqrs takes at least two weeks to forward these letters to CCA Delhi.  CCA Delhi will take about two weeks or so to forward these cases to Banks/ Post Offices for release of revised Pension. So still a long road ahead for completion of the work.

16/09/2011 : On 14.09.2011 Shri Kishan Singh, Secretary AIRBSNLEWA along with Vice President Shri Rakesh Srivastava and Treasurer Shri K.N.Mehra met DDG(Estt), DOT at Sanchar Bhavan and requested him to get additional staff posted in PFP Wing  for Pension Revision. He assured to take up the issue with DDG(TPF) to do the needful.

Sri Rakesh Srivastava, Vice President again pursued this case with DDG(Estt) on 15.9.2011 and also took follow up action with DDG(TPF) and Director(TRT) for additional staff for Pension Revision. Consequently  two AOs/ AAOs were posted in PFP Wing on 16/9/2011 A/N and it is expected that all the PPOs pending with PFP Wing in DOT for pre-2007 retirees shall get released before 30/09/2011 with the available man power.

11.08.2011:Pension Revision Status in BSNL Corporate Office for Pre-20007  Retirees

(1) GS, AIRBSNLEWA Sri Kishan Singh and Shri Rakesh Srivastava, Vice President along with Shri Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA met Director(HR) on 11th August 2011 submitted a representation  to Director(HR) and explained the current dismal status to Dirctor(HR) and impressed upon him the need to accelerating the PENSION Revision Work by providing additional man power for the same. Dir(HR) was initially of the opinion that Pension Revision Work was to be carried out by DOT and not by BSNL. It was explained to him that BSNL was supposed to prepare and forward the case in the form of PENSION CALCULTION SHEETS for all the  pre-2007 Pensioners/  Family to PFP Wing in DOT through US(STP). BSNL CO was considerably lacking in this matter because  only around twenty  Pension Calculation Sheets had been forwarded over a period of last four months till 11/8/2011 to PFP Wing in DOT out of total 400 cases to be settled by BSNL CO.  Dir(HRD) assured to do the needful in the matter.

(2) This issue was further explained by GS and Vice President AIRBSNLEWA  to GM(Estt) Shri R.K.Goyal and he asked for time till the end of September 2011 to complete the submission of Pension Calculation Sheets to US(STP) / PFP Wing of DOT for issue of the PPOS. We requested him to provide additional manpower for Pension Revision to finish preparation of Pension Calculation Sheets in August 2011. He assured to look into the matter to expedite Pension Revision.

(3) Sri Rakesh Srivastava, Vice President AIRBSNLEWA  met Sri S.C.Misra, Member(S), Telecom. Commission and also Sri Shakeel Ahmed,   DDG(Establishment)  at Sanchar Bhavan New Delhi on 11/8/2011 A/N to expedite Pension Revision and requested them to ask BSNL as to why the target date of April 2011 for preparation of Pension Calculation Sheets could not be adhered to by BSNL CO leading to cascading delay  in issue of revised PPOs for BSNL CO retirees. Member(S) assured that necessary instructions shall soon be issued to BSNL, highlighting non-compliance of instructions/ TIMELINE  issued by DOT in Pension Revision leading to delay in Pension Revision and instruct  BSNL to provide additional manpower as needed for early compliance of DOT orders on Pension Revision.

DDG(Estt.) also assured that there would  be no delay from STP section in forwarding Pension Calculation Sheets submitted by Pension Section of BSNL  to PFP Wing in DOT for issue of PPO. He also ensured that other issues with BSNL CO and PFP Wing shall be looked into to expedite Pension Revision.

(4)  Representation dated 10/8/2011 addressed to Hon’ble MOC(IT) was submitted to O/O MOC(IT) on 10/8/2011 by GS, AIRBSNLEWA Sri Kishan Singh and Shri Rakesh Srivastava. On 11/8/2011.  Sri Rakesh Srivastava, Vice President AIRBSNLEWA  met  Addl PS to MOC(IT) in this reference and asked the O/O MOC(IT) to look into the issue of “Non-compliance of the Cabinet decision on Revision of Pension for pre-2007 Pensioners of BSNL  within the TIMEFRAME specified vide DOT Memo no.40-17/2008-Pen(T)-Vol.III dated 15/3/2011  by the BSNL Hqrs. New Delhi with respect to around four hundred  pre-2007 Pensioners retiring from BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi”.

Addl PS to MOC(IT) forwarded the representation dated 10/8/2011 to Secretary(T) for expeditious settlement of the issue.”

07.07.2011: Stalemate in IDA Pension for Pre-2007 BSNL Corporate Office Retirees:- Sh. M.L. Sharma, President, Sh. Rakesh Srivastava, V.President, Sh. Kishan Singh, Genaral Secretary and Sh. K.N. Mehra, Finance Secy. Met Member(S), Member(F), DDG(TPF) and DDG(Estt.) in DoT for resolution of Pension Revision issue. There was a dispute between PFP Wing (DoT) and BSNL Pension Branch of Corporate Office regarding Performa for Pension revision. It has been assured by all concerned that Performa / format for Pension revision shall be finalized within a day. Click Here for Letter addressed to DoT authority / CMD BSNL  

27.06.2011: GS writes to Sh. S.C. Mishra, Member(S), DoT regarding zero progress in issue of revised PPOs/Revision of Pension ...  Click Here for Letter
27.06.2011: GS writes to Sh. A.K. Garg, Director(HR) BSNL regarding settlement of  Pension Revision issue for Pre-2007 retirees and removal  of  discrepancy in Pensioner's identity card issued by BSNL CO  to the Pensioners Click Here for Letter
27.06.2011: Click Here for Certificate of Registration under Societies registration act XXI of 1860
10.06.2011: BSNL Corporate office issued consolidated List of Empanelled Hospitals at Delhi with NCR region Click Here for List

10.06.2011:JAC Meeting with CMD BSNL: JAC discussed following issues with CMD, BSNL and the details are as under :-

(i) Speedy settlement of Pension Revision and payment of arrears :Though the Pension Revision orders have been issued months back, the payment of revised pension and arrears have not been paid in most of the centres. The JAC leaders wanted early settlement of the same. CMD stated that he will ensure early finalization of the revision which is to be done at the SSA level. He also stated that he will take up the case with the DOT for early payment of pension and the arrears.

(ii) 78.2% IDA: The JAC demanded that the 78.2% IDA be implemented for BSNL staff early. CMD agreed to look in to the matter.

10.06.2011:Appeal by General Secretary: All the Circles are requested to remit the CHQ quota of subscription  collected from the members as per provision of the constitution of Association. 
10.06.2011:Formation of District Body at Kalyan SSA: A Branch with following Office Bearers has been opened on 28.05.2011 at Kalyan SSA.

(i) President :- Sh. B.B. Bagul (Mobile no. 09423860428)

(ii) Vice President :- Sh. V.P. Dubey (Mobile no. 09821120517)

(iii) Secretary :- Sh. B. M. Patil (Mobile no. 09422775456)

(iv) Jt. Secretary :- Sh. B.M. Hatwar (Mobile no. 09930257933)

(v) Treasurer :- Sh. D. Tarachandani (Mobile no. 09320667050)

05.04.2011: BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding Revision of pension of pre-2007 pensioners/family pensioners of BSNL Click Here for Letter
16.03.2011:Congratulations!  BSNL Pension revision order issued Click Here for order   Copy of order in PDF format

15.03.2011:Congratulations!  BSNL Pension revision order issued today i.e. 15.03.2011.  It is a Historical achievement for BSNL Employees. Immediately about 50,000 BSNL Pensioners retired before 01.01.2007 will be benefited. AIRBSNLEWA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released IDA pension revision order for BSNL Pensioners.  Order will be uploaded after receiving from DoT.

11.03.2011: Reg. revision of IDA Pension for those who retired before 01.01.2007: It is learnt reliable sources that orders are like to be issued by next week i.e. by 18th March 2011.
11.03.2011: Releasing Industrial Dearness Relief using orders available on DPE Website Click Here for Order
29.01.2011: It is learnt that Cabinet approval for Revision of IDA Pension has been received in DoT. The formula for pension revision is the same which was approved to serving employees of BSNL. It is understood that DoT may issue order in this regard by second week of Feb’2011
21.01.2011: It is learnt that Cabinet has approved the proposal of IDA Pension Revision of BSNL.
(a) Status on IDA Pension Revision as on 30/11/2010 for BSNL Pensioners retiring before 01/01/2007:-

Cabinet Note sent by DOT to Cabinet Secretary/ Union Cabinet for necessary concurrence/ approval for IDA Pension Revision was referred back to DOT around two weeks ago for revising the same in a specified format with a brief and concise Note over the issue.

Establishment Wing of DOT has reportedly revised the Draft Cabinet Note in the specified format and the same is under submission for approval of Secretary(T) and Hon’ble MOC(IT).

After approval by the competent authority the revised cabinet Note shall be forwarded by DOT to the Cabinet Secretary within a few days. It may get approved within a month or so for by the Union Cabinet, if no other discrepancy is found/ pointed out in the proposal by the Cabinet Secretary/ Union Cabinet.

(b) Status of ITS absorption in BSNL / MTNL as on 30/11/2010:-

Draft Cabinet Note on the issue of ITS absorption has been circulated by DOT to four nodal Ministries i.e DOP, DPE, Ministry of Law and Deptt. Of Expenditure, around one month ago.

The salient features of the proposal provide for (i) absorption of ITS Officers in BSNL/ MTNL from a prospective/ flexible date i.e. subsequent to implementation of Sixth Pay Commission Recommendations because sixth CPC recommendations have been highly favourable to Selection Grade JAG / SAG and higher level Officers which shall continue after absorption in the respective CPSUs and (ii) Provision of additional incentives to ITS Officers to make absorption in BSN: / MTNL an attractive proposition.

The response from nodal Ministries to the draft Cabinet Note is still awaited.

a) Status on IDA Pension Revision as on 26/11/2010 for BSNL Pensioners retiring before 01/01/2007: .


Cabinet Note sent by DOT to Cabinet Secretary/ Union Cabinet for necessary concurrence/ approval for IDA Pension Revision has been referred back to DOT for revising the same and send a brief and concise Note over the issue.

DOT again needs to revise the Draft Cabinet Note and submit twenty copies of the same to the Cabinet Secretary along with its Hindi Version for circulation to all concerned Ministers in the Union Cabinet for their kind perusal and ready reference.

The revised Cabinet Note is likely to sent by DOT to the Cabinet Secretary by the end of this month and it may take another one month for approval by the Union Cabinet, if the same is found satisfactory by the Cabinet Secretary/ Union Cabinet.
"Latest status on IDA Pension Revision on 29/10/2010:-

It has been confirmed through reliable sources that Cabinet Note on IDA Pension Revision has been forwarded by DOT to the Cabinet Secretariat for approval by the Union Cabinet.

In normal course this issue can be expected to be resolved within one month and be sent back to DOT for implementation."

 (a)       Status on  IDA Pension Revision as on 27/10/2010 for BSNL Pensioners retiring before 01/01/2007: .

Hon'ble MOC & IT  has reportedly approved the cabinet Note for IDA Pension Revision after his return to New Delhi on 18th October 2010. It is yet to be submitted by DOT  to Union Cabinet for necessary concurrence/ approval of the same.

DOT needs to submit twenty copies of Cabinet Memo with Hindi Translation of the same to the Cabinet Secretary for circulation to all concerned Ministers in the Union Cabinet for their kind perusal and ready reference. Apparently due to some problem in Hindi Section this issue has been delayed for over 9 days. Hopefully this issue shall get sorted out in a day or so.

(b)        Status on  IDA Pension Revision as on 25/10/2010 for IDA  Pensioners in Food Corporation of India retiring before 01/01/2007:-

CONGRATULATIONS: Orders for revision of Pension for IDA  Pensioners in Food Corporation of India retiring before 01/01/2007 have been issued by Ministry of Food, Govt. of India vide letter no.38020/1/2009-FC-3 dated 25/10/2010.

The orders have been issue under the same fitment formula as given to working employees as on 1/1/2007. It is also to be noted that this is fifth time that Pension Revision in  IDA scale has been carried out by Ministry of Food without ever referring to or  seeking approval of the Union Cabinet in the matter.

On the other  hand DOT had to seek the approval of Union cabinet for IDA Pension Revision because DOT Finance ruled that Telecom. Commission did not have the power to approve the revision of Pension ignoring the fact that  two Ministries i.e. Ministry of Food and Ministry of Transport and Shipping have been carrying out  IDA Pension Revision at their own ends for the respective PSUs under their administrative control without referring this issue to the Union Cabinet.

20.10.2010: Status on  IDA Pension Revision as on 13/10/2010 for BSNL Pensioners retiring before 01/01/2007: Response/ comments  to the draft Cabinet Note on IDA Pension Revision  were received by DOT  from Depttt. Of Expenditure,  DOP & PW ,  Ministry of Law and DPE more than 2 weeks ago. After consolidation and review of  the responses received from  all the four nodal Ministries, the draft cabinet Note has been suitably revised by Establishment Wing of DOT and it has been duly submitted to Hon’ble MOC & IT for his kind approval. Hon’ble MOC & IT  being out of Delhi over a period of last one week or so, it is understood that  the final Cabinet Note shall get the necessary approval only after his return to Delhi and it shall thereafter be submitted to Union Cabinet for necessary concurrence/ approval of the same.

(b) BSNL MRS for Retirees:-BSNL has revised the ceiling for OUTDOOR Medical Treatment for pre 1/1/2007 retirees and post 1/1/2007 retirees taking reimbursement for Medical Expenses  with or without vouchers. Fresh option is to be submitted by all the retirees as per the new  Circular and option can be exercised only once. (See the BSNL MRS Circular)

(c)Status on  IDA Pension Revision as on 20/10/2010 for BSNL Pensioners retiring before 01/01/2007: Hon’ble MOC & IT  has reportedly approved the cabinet Note for IDA Pension Revision after his return to New Delhi on 18th October 2010. It is likely to be submitted by DOT within a  week to Union Cabinet for necessary concurrence/ approval of the same.  

Circle Branch of Maharashtra AIRBSNLEWA formed  on 01/05/2010: General Body Meeting of AIRBSNLEWA was held on 1st May 2010 and following office bearers were elected:-

1.         President:                                             Shri S.S.Dhangar

2.         Circle Secretary:                                   Shri S.N.Sonwane

3.         Vice President:                                     Shri N.N.Ambedkar

4.         Treasurer:                                             Shri Y.H.Lilare

5.         Asstt. Treasurer:                                   Shri S.S.Kulkarni

6..        Qrganising Secretary-I:                          Shri A.S.Amritkar

7.         Qrganising Secretary-II:                        Shri Dubey

8.         Asstt. Secretary (East):                        Shri H.N.Patil

9.         Asstt. Secretary (West):                        Shri S.N.Verma

10.       Asstt. Secretary ((South):                      Shri D.K.Joshi

11.       Asstt. Secretary (North):                       Shri V.D.Bapat

12.       Asstt. Secretary (Bidharva):                  Shri V.G.Dakode

13.       Asstt. Secretary (Khandesh):                Shri G.B.Kothalkar

14.       Asstt. Secretary (Marathwada):            Shri B.N.Patil

15.       Asstt. Secretary (Pune):                        Shri S.B.Polekar

Circle Branch of West Bengal AIRBSNLEWA formed on 08/06/2010 : General Body Meeting of AIRBSNLEWA was held at Calcutta and following office bearers were elected:-

1.         President:                                       Shri Dhananjoy Biswas

2.         Secretary:                                      Shri Sitangshu Sarkar

3.         Treasurer:                                      Shri Prasun Madhab Chattopadhyaya

Meeting of AIRBSNLEWA held at New Delhi on 06/09/2010:

Meeting of AIRBSNLEWA was held in Eastern Court Compound at New Delhi on 06/09/2010. Around fifty members/ retired Executives  from Delhi and Ghaziabad attended the meeting, which was addressed by Shri Kishan Singh, GS, AIRBSNLEWA, Shri Rakesh Srivastava, Vice President/ Editor, AIRBSNLEWA,  Shri S.S.Nanda, General Secretary, MTNL RTOWA, Shri M.K.Bagchi, President, MTNL RTOWA, Shri Satish Kaushik, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Delhi Circle  and Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA.

IDA Pension Revision and other issues pertaining to the Welfare of Pensioners and strengthening/ expansion  of AIRBSNLEWA  were discussed therein.

GS, AIBSNLEA and Circle Secretary. Delhi Circle AIBSNLEA along with President and Secretary of MTNL, RTOWA offered to extend full support to any organizational/ welfare activity taken up by AIRBSNEWA. The same was duly acknowledged and appreciated by the Members and by G.S.. AIRBSNLEW

Latest status on  IDA Pension Revision as on 09/09/2010 for BSNL Pensioners retiring before 01/01/2007: .

Response/ comments  to the draft cabinet note on IDA Pension Revision  have  been received by DOT  from Depttt. Of Expenditure,  DOP & PW  and Ministry of Law. It is understood that comments/ response from the three Ministries are supportive to DOT’s proposal on IDA Pension Revision. The response from DPE. Which has reportedly been dispatched by DPE one week back is yet to reach DOT Head Quarters. Response of DPE  is also understood to be non-committal in view of  their proclaimed and often repeated stand that they do not deal with the pensioners/ pension revision  in any way.

After consolidation and review of  the response received from  all the four nodal Ministries, the draft cabinet Note shall be suitably revised and it shall be further submitted for approval of this issue by the Committee of Secretaries /   Union Cabinet.

Organisational Setup: General Body Meeting of  All India Retired BSNL Executives’ Welfare Association was held on 11th of March 2010  in the Conference Hall at BSNL Corporate Office, Bharat Sanchar Bhavan New Delhi. The AD-HOC CHQ BODY of AIRBSNLEWA was formed and the following Office Bearers were elected unanimously:- 

1.         President:                                             Shri M.L.Sharma

2.         General Secretary:                                Shri Kishan Singh

3.         Vice President-I:                                   Shri A.K.Madan

4.         Vice President-II:                                 Shri Rakesh Srivastava

5.         Finance Secretary:                                Shri K.N.Mehra

6.         Asstt. General Secretary-I:                    Shri J.B.Jain

7.         Asstt. General Secretary-II:                  Shri Hardas Singh Bhatia

8.         Asstt. General Secretary-III:                 Shri R.Totlani

9.         Asstt. General Secretary-IV:                            Shri R.D.Arora

10.       Organising Secretary (East):                         Shri B.N.Sarkar

11.     Organising Secretary (North):                Shri K.G.Parikh

12.     Organising Secretary (South):                Shri T.Ravindaran

13.     Organising Secretary (West):                Shri S.N.Sonwane

Circle Branch of Kerala AIRBSNLEWA formed  on 15/05/2010: General Body Meeting of AIRBSNLEWA was held on 15/05/2010 and following office bearers were elected:-

1.         President:                                             Shri K.Ravindran

2.         Secretary:                                             Shri T.N.Verghese

3.         Vice President:                                      Shri A.M.Joseph

4.         Treasurer:                                             Shri Khaleed

5.         Asstt. Secretary:                                   Shri Keecheri Raghavan

6.         Organising Secretary:                            Shri K.N.Raghavan

Circle Branch of Rajasthan AIRBSNLEWA formed on 01/09/2010 : General Body Meeting of AIRBSNLEWA was held and following office bearers were elected:-

1.         President:                                             Shri H.C.Garg

2.         Secretary:                                             Shri K.G.Parikh

3.         Treasurer:                                             Shri R.K.Soni

Latest status on IDA Pension Revision as on 03/09/2010: In view of categorical opinion of DOT Finance that Telecom. Commission was not empowered to approve/ authorise consolidation/ revision of IDA Pension w.e.f. 1/1/2007 consequent to revision of IDA Scales in BSNL, DOT was left with no option but to seek the approval of Union Cabinet for IDA Pension Revision  for the BSNL Pensioners retiring between 1/10/2000 and 01/01/2007.  

Draft Cabinet Note elaborating the proposal for IDA Pension Revision was formulated  by Deptt. Of Telecommunications and sent   to the four nodal Ministries i.e DOP, Law,  DPE and Deptt. Of Expenditure in last week of July 2010  to obtain their views for submission along with final Cabinet Note for IDA Pension Revision.

A positive response to the draft cabinet note has reportedly been received by DOT  from DOP and Ministry of Law to the draft cabinet note on IDA Pension Revision. The case is under submission in DPE and Deptt. of Expenditure and their response to the issue is expected to be received in first week or so  of  September 2010.

After receiving the response of all the four nodal Ministries, the draft cabinet Note shall be suitably revised to incorporate their views and it shall be further submitted for approval by Committee of Secretaries /   Union Cabinet.


 
 

  Com. Kishan Singh, GS, AIRBSNLEWA
 Mobile No.-09968270611