Thursday, 11 February 2016

CHQ NEWS

10/02
78.2% IDR for Pension Revision
The final cabinet note is with the new Secretary, Telecom. Once Secretary clears the file, the note will be submitted to Minister of Communications and then to the Cabinet. All the points raised by the various Ministries have been addressed in the cabinet note. The cabinet note also addresses the issue of 'the arrangement' made between Government and BSNL as required under Sub Rule 22 of Rule 37A of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. However, the details of the new 'arrangement' proposed are not known.
The new Secretary Mr. J S Deepak IAS is not new to Telecom. He was Joint Secretary, Telecom five years back. He only wrote some letters to BSNL then on 60:40 issue involved in the Pension liability in Telecom. Hence, he must be aware of the background of the case. Our CHQ has addressed a letter to Shri Deepak requesting immediate clearance of the file. We are trying to have a meeting with the Secretary. 
10/02

One extra Increment was granted to Grade III officials who did not get promotion to Grade IV. CCAs in seven Circles refused to count this extra increment as pay while fixing pension. Their plea was that with this extra increment the pay crossed maximum of the pay scale and hence it can not be taken as pay.
Kerala circle Unit of our Association and four members filed a case in CAT, Ernakulam. On 15-3-2012 the CAT gave a judgement and asked DoT to re-fix pension counting the extra increment even if the pay exceeded the maximum of pay scales. Four months time was given to implement their order.It was not honoured.
As directed by the Directorate of DoT, the Kerala CCA filed an appeal in High Court. In July 2015, the High Court dismissed the appeal. Even after seven months, the Court order is not honoured. Directorate has not given any instruction to CCA, Kerala despite repeated requests.
Almost four years have passed since the CAT judgement. Directorate is not responding to various communications on the case. Finding no alternative, our Association has filed a ‘contempt of Court’ petition against the DoT and CCA etc. The CAT, Ernakulam has registered the petition.

FLASH NEWS FROM CHQ

11/02

Today morning, we sought intervention of Mr Saravanakumar IAS, Private Secretary to Minister for Communications in the case of 78.2%.

He immediately replied assuring his intervention.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

06/02
On 4th February 2016, the workers of Greece, in Athens city, organised mammoth rallies demanding a proper pension system ensuring social security. It was part of a 24 hours general strike organised under the banner of PAME, a left wing Trade Union in Greece.
[Courtes     Trade Union International P&R]

Thursday, 4 February 2016

CHQ ON PENSION ANOMALY AND 78.2% IDA MERGER

04/02
The Pension anomaly case came up before Principal bench of CAT on 3-2-2016. It was No 55 in the list of 66 cases to be taken up. But, the Double Bench sat for just 1 hour and 30 minutes and took up few cases. All other cases were simply postponed. Our case is posted to 15-3-2016.

It is said that JUSTICE DELAYED MEANS JUSTICE DENIED. 


The wheels of justice, the saying goes, grind slowly but grind exceedingly fine. In the Indian context, it would be more true to say that they grind so exceedingly slowly that there can be nothing fine about the outcome.... [TOI report]
According to the report appeared in Times of India, 45 lakh cases were pending in 24 High Courts as in June, 2014. It is not known how many cases are pending in various benches of CAT.
CAT was created as a mechanism to ensure speedy re-dressal of grievances of employees and pensioners in service matter. But, the experience is other way round. Many of the Courts are over loaded. 30-35% posts of judges are lying vacant for years together.
Only when justice is denied people go to Court. Going to the Court itself is the first punishment. Hence, everybody wants to avoid it.
If the court fails to give them the remedy in time, where shall the people go?
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03/02

Our AGS Com. R C Malhotra reports at 4 PM :

"The File containing the Cabinet Note on 78.2% has just moved to Secretary, Telecom".


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

CONDOLANCE

 VETERAN FNTO LEADER  SRI. K P KARUPPIAH RETD CTS CTMX MADURAI BREATHED HIS LAST ON 31-1-2016 . HIS FUNERL ON 3-2-2016 AT KEERAITHTHURAI MAYANAM BY 1100 HRS.

OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES FOR THE BEREAVED FAMILY . MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.

W SESHAGIRI RAO IS NO MORE

01/02
Com. W Seshagiri Rao, veteran leader of JTOs and Executives in Telecom/BSNL expired today morning at 1 AM in Bangalore after a cardiac arrest. We convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members.

Sunday, 31 January 2016





























Wishing a happy, peaceful,healthy retirement on 31-01-2016 
  
1.M.Palaniappan, DE, Madurai,
2.N.Ramasamy, SDE, Bodi,  
3. R.Kathiresan, SSS(O), Madurai, 
4. A.Thiagarajan, SSS(O), Madurai,
5. A.Gnanasundaram, STS(O), Dindigul,  
6. M.Ansari Sheriff, Driver, Madurai,
7.A.Pandian, TM, Madurai, 
8. P.Mohanraj,TM, Madurai,
9. S.Perumal, TM, Palani.