Friday, 19 December 2014

PENSIONERS DAY 2014

18TH DECEMBER 2014
PENSIONERS DAY OBSERVED

BY OUR BRANCHES

ALL OVER INDIA

ENTHUSIASTICALLY
 
 
Our Central Head Quarters is receiving reports through email, SMS  and phone calls about enthusiastic observation of Pensioners Day 2014 in a befitting manner, paying tributes to late Mr D S Nakara, who was instrumental in getting the landmark judgement from Supreme Court of India on 17-12-1982.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

நம்பிக்கை


     
நன்றி:திருநெல்வேலி வலைப்பூ

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

FROM CHQ

 16-12-2014  12 Noon
ANOMALY CASE POSTPONED
to 11-02-2015.....
Our Application in Pension Anomaly case came up before Principal Bench of CAT, New Delhi today.  As expected, the Department of Telecom and BSNL sought further extension of time to file their counter affidavits.  Court gave time and posted the case to 11th FEBRUARY 2015.

It is the usual tactics of the Government side to seek time again and again to delay the case.  Once we enter in the Court, we have to depend upon its procedures and decisions. There is no alternative. 


According to a reply given by the Registrar of Supreme Court of India, under Right to Information Act recently, 64651 cases are pending in our Supreme Court as on 10-10-2014. Some SLPs (Special Leave Petitions) are pending since 1993...more than 21 years!!   That being the case of Supreme Court, we do not know how many lakhs are pending in lower courts.  

A ‘babu” in the Office denies justice forcing employees and pensioners approach the Court of Law. If the Court decides a case against the employee, then, the babus will issue a general order making it applicable to all. If the court decision is against the Government, then, they file Appeal, Review, Special Leave, again Review, and Curative petitions. The Super  Babus lose nothing. It is the public money that is wasted.

 An engineer in BSNL/DoT or his ‘babu’ having no knowledge in legal matters, but having a negative mind, decides to waste public money.  Pension Anomaly Case is  another example. It could have been settled by issuing a suitable order.   But, justice was denied to more than 4000 pensioners.  They waited for 14 years and then forced to approach the Court.

 
 

 
JOIN

HANDS

SAVE

BSNL

 
The Forum of BSNL Unions has decided to collect minimum One CRORE signatures from the Public in support of the demand: Revive BSNL. The collected signatures will be submitted to the Prime Minister in the March to Parliament to be organised on 25-02-2015.
 
AIBSNLPWA supports the move and calls upon our members all over India
to join hands to save BSNL.  Survival of BSNL is important to serving staff and retired staff as well.
GIVE YOUR SIGNATURES.
.........

 
 
 
 
 
                        THE MAN WHO BROUGHT HONOUR TO PENSIONERS IN INDIA
“PENSION IS NOT A GRACE....
PENSION IS NOT AN EX-GRATIA PAYMENT.....”
32 YEARS AGO, on 17th December 1982, the Supreme Court of India
declared so in the Classic judgement delivered by five most eminent judges of India
in D S Nakara Vs. Govt of India case.
Till 1986, there was no pension revision in central services. 
But, the Govt was compelled to ask 4th CPC to study pension system
and recommend modification, if any required. 
Based on 4th CPC report, pension also was revised from 1986. 
Only because of the case filed by Mr. D S Nakara and his friend
Rear Admiral (Retd) Satyendra Singh.
5th CPC recommended better benefits for pensioners quoting Supreme Court. 
6th CPC also recommended pension revision, but, with lesser benefits to the pensioners than the serving staff....
Now the 7th CPC is on the job.
Pensioners of India observe 17th December every year as PENSIONERS DAY.
A day will come when the Government itself will recognise this as an important day.
 
We pay our respectful tributes to late Mr Nakara
who was instrumental for gettingthe landmark-classic judgement on pension system from Supreme Court of India.
 
......................


14--12--2014

COIMBATORE BRANCH OBSERVES PENSIONERS' DAY
IN A GRAND MANNER.



Tuesday, 9 December 2014

PENSIONERS DAY CELEBRATION AT MADURAI ON 7-12-2014.
PENSIONERS DAY WAS CELEBRATED WITH ZEAL AND ZEST AT MADURAI CHAIRED BY SRI M.RAVEENDRAN, PRESIDENT OF AIBSNLPWA MADURAI. THE HOUSE WAS NAMED AS SRI V R KRISHNA IYER MEMORIAL HOUSE, IN MEMORY OF THE VETERAN SRI. V R KRISHNA IYER, RETIRED CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA, WHO PASSED AWAY ON 4-12-2014 IN HIS 100 TH YEAR . THE HOUSE WAS FULL WITH 400 PENSIONERS, INCLUDING 100 LADIES.
OUR CHQ PRESIDENT, SRI. P S RAMAN KUTTY WHO GRACED THE OCCASION, IN HIS SPECIAL ADDRESS,
·          POINTED OUT THAT THE MADURAI BRANCH OF AIBSNLPWA HAVING 1450 MEMBERS THIS IS THE BIGGEST BRANCH OF AIBSNLPWA IN INDIA. HE CONGRADULATED THE OFFICE BEARERS FOR THIS.
·         HIGHLIGHTED THE HISTORY OF THE PENSIONERS DAY STARTING FROM  D S NAKRA CASE.
·         BRIEFED ON THE BURNING ISSUES:
1.       78.2 % DA MERGER.
2.       PENSION ANOMALY.
3.       MEDICAL ALLOWANCE.
4.       MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE 7th CPC.,
IN THE COURSE OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE
v  36 PENSIONERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED 75 YEARS OF AGE WERE honoured .
v  ID CARDS WERE ISSUED TO ALL LIFE MEMBERS WHO HAVE ATTENDED THE MEETING.
BY SRI. PS. RAMAN KUTTY.







Saturday, 6 December 2014

HOMAGE


WE PAY OUR RESPECTFUL HOMAGE FOR THE DEPARTED VETERANS. 

1. SRI. V R  KRISHNA IYER RETD CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA   ON 4-12-2014 AT CHOCHI IN HIS 100 th YEAR

        
Fine lawyer,eminent jurist,incredible philosopher &
 
above all a phenomenal human being.
 
I bow to Justice Krishna Iyer 
2. Shri. C P Sudhar (70),our Circle President of UP West Circle.ON 5-12-2014

3.Shri Rajaretnam, a very active member of Trivandrum Unit died on 5th December 2014 morning.  

CHQ NEWS: UPDATE ON 78.2% DA MERGER 


6-12-2014

78.2% CASE
It is understood that the Cabinet Note, finalised by the Directorate,
is being circulated amongst senior officers for their approval. 
We are told that the Note could be sent to the other Ministries
(Finance, Heavy Industries, Law and Pension) for their concurrence
before end of this month.

OBITUARY






WE DEEPLY REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THE SUDDEN DEMISE OF OUR FRIENDS

SRI.C.KANDASAMY, TM,CTO,MA, ON 4-12-2014

&
SRI. V. CHANDRAMOHAN JTO MA , ON 5-12-2014

COMs. G.R.DHARMARAJAN, VEERACHAMY , RAGAVAN, LAKSHMI RAGHAVAN, AND A.RAMAKRISHNAN PAID HOMAGE .

Thursday, 4 December 2014

NEW INCOME TAX RATES

3-12-2014

INCOME TAX RATE FOR THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2015-2016

The rates of income-tax as applicable for Assessment Year 2015-16 for the following category is given below:-
1) in the case of every individual below the Age of Sixty Years
2)  For a resident senior citizen (who is 60 years or more at any time during the previous year but less than 80 years on the last day of the previous year, i.e., born during April 1, 1935 and March 31, 1955)
3)  For a resident super senior citizen (who is 80 years or more at any time during the previous year, i.e., born before April 1, 1935)—
Income Tax Rates For Assessment Year 2015-16
This part is applicable to a Resident Individuals below the age of 60 Years
Net income rangeIncome-tax ratesSurchargeEducation cessSecondary and higher education cess
Up to Rs. 2,50,000NilNilNilNil
Rs. 2,50,000 – Rs. 5,00,00010% of (total income minus Rs. 2,50,000) [see Note 1]Nil2% of income-tax1% of income-tax
Rs. 5,00,000 – Rs. 10,00,000Rs. 25,000 + 20% of (total income minus Rs. 5,00,000)Nil2% of income-tax1% of income-tax
Rs. 10,00,000 – Rs. 1,00,00,000Rs. 1,25,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs. 10,00,000)Nil2% of income-tax1% of income-tax
AboveRs. 1,00,00,000Rs. 28,25,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs. 1,00,00,000)10% of income-tax [see Note 2]2% of income-tax and surcharge1% of income-tax and surcharge
ASSESSMENT YEAR 2015-16
• For a resident senior citizen (who is 60 years or more at any time during the previous year but less than 80 years on the last day of the previous year, i.e., born during April 1, 1935 and March 31, 1955)
Net income rangeIncome-tax ratesSurchargeEducation cessSecondary and higher education cess
Up to Rs. 3,00,000NilNilNilNil
Rs. 3,00,000 – Rs. 5,00,00010% of (total income minus Rs. 3,00,000) [see Note 1]Nil2% of income-tax1% of income-tax
Rs. 5,00,000 – Rs. 10,00,000Rs. 20,000 + 20% of (total income minus Rs. 5,00,000)Nil2% of income-tax1% of income-tax
Rs. 10,00,000 – Rs. 1,00,00,000Rs. 1,20,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs. 10,00,000)Nil2% of income-tax1% of income-tax
Above Rs.1,00,00,000Rs. 28,20,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs.1,00,00,000)10% of income-tax [see Note 2]2% of income-tax and surcharge1% of income-tax and surcharge
ASSESSMENT YEAR 2015-16
• For a resident super senior citizen (who is 80 years or more at any time during the previous year, i.e., born before April 1, 1935)—
Net income rangeIncome-tax ratesSurchargeEducation cessSecondary and higher education cess
Up to Rs. 5,00,000NilNilNilNil
Rs. 5,00,000 – Rs. 10,00,00020% of (total income minus Rs. 5,00,000)Nil2% of income-tax1% of income-tax
Rs. 10,00,000 – Rs. 1,00,00,000Rs. 1,00,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs. 10,00,000)Nil2% of income-tax1% of income-tax
Above Rs. 1,00,00,000Rs. 28,00,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs. 1,00,00,000)10% of income-tax [see Note 2]2% of income-tax and surcharge1% of income-tax and surcharge
Notes :
1. Rebate under section 87A – A resident individual (whose net income does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000) can avail rebate under section 87A. It is deductible from income-tax before calculating education cess. The amount of rebate is 100 per cent of income-tax or Rs. 2,000, whichever is less.
2. Surcharge – Surcharge is 10 per cent of income-tax if net income exceeds Rs. 1 crore. It is subject to marginal relief (in the case of a person having a net income of exceeding Rs. 1 crore, the amount payable as income tax and surcharge shall not exceed the total amount payable as income-tax on total income of Rs. 1 crore by more than the amount of income that exceeds Rs. 1 crore).
3. Education cess – It is 2 per cent of income-tax and surcharge.
4. Secondary and higher education cess – It is 1 per cent of income-tax and surcharge.
• Alternate minimum tax – Tax payable by a non-corporate assessee cannot be less than 18.5 per cent (+SC+EC+SHEC) of “adjusted total income” as per section 115JC
source: Income taxindia.gov.in


Thanks: AIBSNLPWA CHQ

NOTE:
The limit of IT exemption in case of housing loan interest repayment  raised from
 1.5 lakhs to 2 lakhs.