Wednesday, 27 July 2016

78.2% IDA MERGER ORDER ENDORSED BY BSNL.

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27/07
You have to dream before your dreams can come true. - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
"For me, there are two types of people: the young and the experienced".
... Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

26/07
AS PROMISED BY DIRECTOR (HR) TO OUR GS ON 20TH, BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE HAS ENDORSED TODAY THE ORDER ON 78.2%. 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

7th CPC- NO CHANGE IN MINIMUM PAY

26/07

1. On 25-7-2016, Government of India has released the Gazette Notification on the Seventh Central Pay Commission report. It is on Pay revision only.

2. Separate order is expected to be issued by Department of Pension soon.

3. The Minimum Pay is Rs 18000 as per the Notification; No change.

4. The Multiplication factor is 2.57; No change.

5. No mention about the Minimum Pension.

The notification is given here. Click on this Link in red colour. . cpc-notfication.pdf

Saturday, 23 July 2016

BSNL TO SANCTION ;GOVT. TO MODIFY.

STRANGE SITUATION

A strange situation still prevails.Technically, BSNL is the Pension Sanctioning Authority for us. May be because of this situation the BSNL offices are asked to process the cases and forward to CCAs to authorize the revised pension.
BSNL has the authority to sanction. But it has no power to increase/decrease a single rupee in our pension. BSNL should take permission from government for that. Government has the power to revise the pension; but it has to wait for the sanction from a company working under it.
This strange situation should got to be be changed. CCAs should be given the power of Pension Sanctioning Authority. All documents are digitalised. BSNL has spent huge amount (Rs 5000 Crore or so) on ERP. There should not be any difficulty to transfer the documents. Now it is 100% responsibility/liability of the Government to pay our pension. The government should have the authority to sanction it also.

ANNULMENT OF 60 :40 CONDITION FOR PENSION PAYMENT TO BSNL /DOT PENSIONERS

Friday, 22 July 2016

CHQ NEWS

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22/07

Implementation of 7th Pay Commission: No Proposal to increase Fitment factor, Notifications to be issued shortly – FM

ON 21-7-2016, in a written reply to a Question raised by Shri Neeraj Shekhar MP regarding Increasing Fitment Factor , the Finance Minister informed that no such proposal is under consideration of the Government. Further he stated that since the Govt accepted the recommendation of 7th Pay Commission,requisite notifications for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations are being issued shortly.
21/07

Our Head Quarter branch held a general body meeting today, 21-7-2016 in New Delhi.

Com. Natarajan (GS), Com. Vittoban (Treasurer), Com. G L Jogi (Chairman SNEA) and Com. K Sebastian (GS SNEA) addressed the meeting.

Few photos
22/07

TABLE FOR WHO RETIRED FROM 1-1-2007 TO 9-6-2013: post-2007-pensioners.xlsx
21/07
Today, Com. G Natarajan, GS met Smt Sujata Ray, Director (HR) of BSNL along with Com. T S Vittoban, Treasurer.
GS requested to endorse the two important orders; 1) DoP&PW order de-linking condition of 33 years for full pension to pre-2006 pensioners. 2) The DoT order of 18-7-2016 on 78.2% benefit to pensioners.
Director said that it is being done and she instructed the concerned officer to issue the endorsements immediately. 

21/07
After lot of persuasion and discussions, the Department of Telecom accepted our plea for extending the benefit of 78.2% to BSNL retirees for revision of our pension. A proposal in this regard was sent to Department of Pension on 29-10-2013. After two months, the Department of Pension approved the said proposal with one condition that permission should be taken also from Department of Expenditure under Ministry of Finance.
Accordingly the proposal was submitted to DOE on 11-1-2014. After few days Com. Chhidu Singh went DOE and met the Director there. The Director told that his office did not receive any file from DoT. Chhidu Singh came back to Sanchar Bhavan and enquired. DoT people informed that the file was sent by hand. With the permission of Director (Estt), Chhidu Singh took the Group D employee who delivered the file in DOE. Then DOE people admitted that it was received but same was misplaced in their office. Once again Chhidu Singh came back to Sanchar Bhavan, took duplicate copies of the documents and he himself delivered the same to the Director in DOE.
That was Com. Chhidu Singh. Nobody else could have done such work. Others, sitting in Delhi permanently and claiming now all the credit for 78.2% did not know this. They were reporting the movement of the File. While we were moving the File from one table to another, from one office to another.
We remember late Com. Chhidu Singh for his systematic work and dedicated service.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

நம் கடமை,செவ்வனே செய்வோம்,

நமது மத்திய சங்கம் 78.2% அகவிலைப்படி இணைப்பில் கண்ட வெற்றியை செயலாக்குவது நமது தேவையும் காலத்தின் கட்டாயமும் ஆகும்.
விரைந்து செயல்பட்டு வெற்றியை நிலைநாட்டுவோம்..

நமக்கு எப்போதும் உறுதுணையாகநிற்கும்   மதுரை மாவட்ட நிர்வாகத்திற்கு வேண்டிய ஒத்துழைப்பைத்தர நமது மதுரை மாவட்டச்சங்கம்  என்றும் பின்வாங்காது.
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19/07

Com. G Natarajan, our General Secretary and Com. Vittoban, CHQ Treasurer along with Com. R C Malhotra, AGS met the Secretary, Telecom Shri J S Deepak IAS today and conveyed gratitude of all BSNL pensioners in India for issuance of the order on 78.2. Shri Deepak is happy that he is getting blessings from elders. GS handed over a detailed letter to the Secretary seeking his intervention to have an amicable settlement of Pension anomaly case. Secretary assured that he would look into the matter.
MEETING THE NEW DIRECTOR (Estt).
Our leaders met the new Director (Estt) Smt. Vandana Sethi and discussed some items:
1.Clarifying the points raised by some CCAs about application of the recent orders on delinking of 33 years condition for full Pension. Some CCAs have taken a strange stand that it is not applicable to BSNL pensioners despite a clarification from DoT on 3-6-2016. Central Pension Accounting Office in Ministry of Finance made it very very clear that there is no pro rata pension now and anybody having rendered ten years service is entitled to full pension.
2.Court has directed the DoT to count Extra Increment for pension. But the benefit is given only to the four pensioners of Kerala who have gone to the Court. Few hundred affected pensioners are waiting for the benefit in different circles. A general order is required in the matter.
3.Wrongful recovery of excess payment made by Department for no fault of the employee/pensioner. Supreme Court has issued clear, unambiguous order. But it is not yet endorsed by Directorate.
4.CGHS for BSNL pensioners.In Delhi the CGHS does not entertain BSNL pensioners on the plea that they are PSU pensioners. Clear order is available.But the premium is yet to be determined.
After discussion the Director told that since she is new to the post she would seriously examine these cases and take suitable action.
19/07
Our Deputy General Secretary Com. P Gangadhara Rao is leaving tomorrow for USA along with his wife. His plan is to return by end of October and join us in the next Central Working Committee meeting to be held in RTTC complex, Rajpura, Punjab on12-13, November 2016.
Com. Gangadhara Rao is leaving with full satisfaction, after fulfilling a great task, after seeing the order in his hand. He has done a great service to BSNL pensioners all over India in a most brilliant manner.
WE WISH HIM A HAPPY STAY WITH HIS DAUGHTER IN USA. WE WISH THE FAMILY THE BEST.

19/07
When DoT issued order on 10-6-2013 granting benefit of IDA merger to serving staff there was some confusion. The benefit was granted w.e.f 1-1-2007 but actual payment was made from 10-6-2013, the date of issuance of the order, as per the agreement made by BSNL Management and Staff Unions in June 2012. Those who agreed for PROSPECTIVE EFFECT are responsible for the loss of arrears from 1-1-2007. Fate of people retired between 1-1-2007 and 9-6-2013 was not clear. As such, till this date their pension was not revised. Now it is made beyond all doubt that the fixation from 1-1-2007 to 9-6-2013 is NOTIONAL only. Some people do not accept it. And, nobody wants their acceptance or consent. Cabinet decided and DoT issued order stating it is notional only.
No doubt, it is a wrong decision. It has to be challenged; it has to be fought against. Without accepting the reality you can not challenge it.