Thursday, 31 December 2015

NEW YEAR GREETINGS.


CHQ NEWS - 78.2% IDA MERGER, CHENNAI FLOOD RELIEF WORK

31/12

Director (Estt), DoT informs our Vice President Com. DG that Department of Telecom has already forwarded the final Cabinet Note to Law Ministry for their views.

30/12
Our member in STR Branch, Chennai Com Elumalai (Retired Driver) lost his son Rajesh Kumar. He was working as Auto Driver. He is one among the 13 members of the Rescue Team. That Team rescued near about 10 families in Urapakkam. While doing that service, suddenly flash flood came and washed away all the thirteen. Out of 13, five could catch some hold on the building or tree but eight lives including Rajeshkumar were lost. His body was found hanging in a building under construction in Mannivakkam (6 KMs away from Urapakkam) after three days. His father had to spend Rs.15,000/- to take the body for post-mortem and another Rs.15,000/- for taking back. The Cremation ground was also full of water and he had to spend another Rs.15,000/- for cremation. There are many people who were working selflessly with humanity but there are some people who loot, taking advantage of the situation. That is two sides of the society. Rajeshkumar, aged 35 left his wife 24 years old, two children aged 6 years and 3-1/2 years. Tamilnadu Government has paid Rs.4 lakhs for the family.
The sub-committee has decided to deposit Rupees One lakh (Rs.50,000/- each child) in the name of the children from the Relief Fund. The sub-committee decided to identify two/three schools which were affected very badly and which give education to poor and destitute children and extend help to them with the remaining balance. It was also decided to finish the entire process within a week's time. Out of 8 sub-committee members, 7 attended. From CHQ, DG, GN & Vittoban attended.
(eMail from com. D Gopalakrishnan, Vice President.)
30/12
Flood Relief sub committee met today and took stock of the situation. The total collection (already received and also which is on the pipeline) crosses Rs. 7 lakhs (All District Units in Tamilnadu except two and some individuals have contributed more than 3.5 lakhs). Nearly 4 lakhs worth of articles (including to be disbursed) were disbursed to affected BSNL pensioners (our members). The beneficiaries are 77 from Chennai Telephones, 16 from Chennai Traffic and 2 from STR

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

A New website From Mathura - A welcome Initiative From North India

We are very happy to announce that our new branch in Mathura (UP West) district has launched their own Website. It is the first branch in entire northern India to have own website. We congratulate Com. Krishnakant Verma for the unique achievement.
 

      

List of retirees on 31-12-2015.  
        S/S
1.       ALAGUMALAI  S ., SDE SALES, DDG
2.       EBENESEN RAVINDRAN  J., SSS(O)/MA.
3.       SELVAMUTHIAH  A., TS(O), MADURAI. 
4.       VELLAICHAMY  G., T M /DDG             
 5.       HARI KRISHNAN K., TM MELUR(VR). 



Sunday, 27 December 2015

Memorandum submitted to Hon Ministers.- Our Minister's Comments

FOLLOWING ISSUES WERE RAISED IN THE MEMORANDUM:
78.2% IDA MERGER; It was informed that the Minister had already approved the Draft Cabinet Note. Now, the final Cabinet Note has to be submitted to the Cabinet Secretariat for including the item in the agenda for Cabinet Meeting. There is no problem in the case. Minister assured that it would be expedited.
FUTURE PENSION REVISION WITH THE FITMENT FORMULA SUGGESTED BY CPC: The Minister assured that he would look into the matter and discuss the matter with the concerned officers.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

SUBMISSION OF MEMORANDUM to COMMUNICATION MINISTER

Hon. Sri. Ravi Shankar Prasad,
Minister of Communications and Information Technology,& Minister of Law and Justice






ON BEHALF OF AIBSNLPWA TAMIL NADU CIRCLE 
THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF OUR ASSOCIATION MET 
HONOURABLE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MINISTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE SRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD AT MADURAI DURING HIS VIST TO MADURAI AND SUBMITTED A MEMORANDUM 
REQUESTING HIS INTERVENTION IN SETTLING OUR LONG PENDING DEMANDS.
Sri. Srinivasan, 
Sri. Sankara pandiyan Rtd DE Aruppukottai, 
Sri Arunachalam AGS,                
Sri. Sankaran ACS, Sri. Vairamani Circle Org Sec
Sri. Shunmugam Dist. President,Virudhunagar,          
Sri. Raveendran Dist President, Madurai, 
Sri. Dharmarajan , Dist. Sec. Madurai.
Sri. Sivasubramainan Org Sec Madurai.
  • 78.2% IDA MERGER
  • CONSIDERING BSNL PENSIONERS AS CENTRAL GOVT PENSIONERS AND EXTENDING THE BENEFITS OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 7th CPC TO THEM.
     The Hon. Minister gave a patient hearing for about five minutes and also assured to do his best in settling our just demands.


BONANZA- DEFINED

25/12

MPs GET 100% INCREASE IN TOTAL SALARY

The CPC has suggested an increase of 14.2 % of total salary of central government employees. Media described it as ‘bonanza’.
Now the Government of India proposes to raise the basic pay and all allowances of Indian parliamentarians. They will get 100 % increase of their total salary. It will be Rs. 2.8 lakh per month, if the proposal is accepted by finance ministry.
Is it not a ‘bonanza”?
 NO IT IS NOT. ONLY 14.2% IS BONANZA-
BECAUSE IT IS GIVEN TO WORKING CLASS.

78.2 % IDA MERGER MEMORANDUM TO HON PON RADHAKRISHNAN MOS

 Submission of memorandum on behalf of Tamilnadu AIBSNLPWA Circle Branch to
 Sri. Pon Radhakrishnan,  HON. Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways& Shipping.
 for settlement of our Demands 
Our active member Sri. Srinivasan, 
our AGS Sri. Arunachalam,
 our Dist. President Sri. Raveendran,
our Dist. Sec Sri. Dharmarajan
&
our  Organising Sec. Sri.  Sivasubramanian 
along with 

SRI. PON RADHAKRISHNAN,

 HONOURABLE MINISTER OF STATE FOR ROAD  TRANSPORT,HIGHWAYS  AND SHIPPIN

ON THE OCCASSION OF SUBMISSION OF 
MEMORANDUM  SEEKING HIS INTERVENTION IN SETTLING  OUR LONG PENDING DEMANDS

  • 78.2 % IDA MERGER,
  • CONSIDERING BSNL PENSIONERS AS CENTRAL GOVT PENSIONERS  ,               EXTENDING AND IMPLEMENTING  7th CPC RECOMMENDATIONS TO THEM
     Honourable Minister had assured to do the best in this regard.




Thursday, 24 December 2015

CHQ report

23/12
From the very beginning, we are clear about our demand on our future pension revision.
WE ARE BSNL RETIREES; BUT WE ARE CENTRAL GOVT PENSIONERS.
In 1998 and in 2008, when the CPC reports were implemented on pension, the orders were issued stating that those orders were applicable to all pensioners and family pensioners covered by CCS Pension Rules, 1972. We are getting pension from the Government of India under Sub Rule 37 of CCS Pension Rules 1972. Hence, the seventh CPC Report should cover BSNL retirees also. We approached Secretary, Telecom with this demand. He assured that he would take up the matter with concerned Ministries even if there is no specific recommendation from the CPC.
Some organizations are confused. One day they go to authorities with the demand that the proposed third Pay Revision Committee (PRC to be appointed in 2016 or 2017) should be asked to propose pension revision of BSNL retirees. Next day they go to authorities with the demand for extension of CPC report. We appreciate their anxiety. But we should be firm on the demands. If all the organizations make joint efforts, we can achieve future pension revisions as per CPC reports, without depending upon the financial performance of BSNL company.
23/12

Inspiring report has been received from Tamil Nadu Circle and Chennai TD Circle Units about relief activities by the team entrusted the work, to the people affected by the devastating floods in Chennai and some other parts of Tamil Nadu.

16 BSNL Pensioners of Tamil Nadu Circle have been identified who were badly affected by the floods and helped by AIBSNLPWA.
Similarly, Chennai TD comrades also have identified some BSNL Pensioners of Chennai affected. The Relief work is going on.

SEASON'S GREETINGS


Monday, 21 December 2015

CHQ SAYS.......

21/12

SALEM WEST BRANCH DONATES Rs 53,350.00

MADURAI SSA UNIT DONATES Rs 58,700.

MUMBAI TEL. FACTORY SSA UNIT DONATES Rs 10,000

20/12
The Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations has given a call to their members to conduct demonstrations on 22-12-2015 demanding immediate settlement of 78.2% case for revision of pension with effect from 1-1-2007.
We welcome the decision of the Forum.
It was reported that DoT is sending the revised Cabinet Note to Ministry of Law for its views. Normally, the Law Ministry should give its views within two weeks. And therefore, it can be expected that the revised Cabinet Note will go to Cabinet Secretariat shortly.
Anyway, we are happy that the Forum has given a call for some demonstrative programme.

FLOOD RELIEF FUND

21-12-2015.


                       FLASH NEWS
 SRI. GRD, OUR DIST SEC. REPORTS 
 Rs.58700/- (FIFTY EIGHT THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDER HAS BEEN SENT FOR THE FLOOD RELIEF FUND (INCLUSIVE OF Rs 15000/- FROM THE DIST FUNDS) 
      ALL MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO DONATE GENEROUSLY TO THIS NOBLE CAUSE SO THAT WE CAN SEND MORE FROM OUR DIST BRANCH  AND BE THE No. ONE AS WE HAVE BEEN EVER.

PENSIONERS DAY AT MADURAI ON 20-12-2015












20-12-2015 அன்று மதுரையில் ஓய்வூதியர் தினம் காலை 1௦ ;3௦ மணியளவில் மதுரை B S N L பொது மேலாளர் அலுவலக மனமகிழ் மன்றத்தில் மாவட்டத்தலைவர் தலைவர் திரு மு. ரவீந்திரன் அவர்கள் தலைமையில் நடைபெற்றது.

இறைவணக்கத்திற்குப்பின் சென்னை மற்றும் கடலூர் வெள்ளத்தில் சிக்குண்டு இறந்தவர்களுக்கும், உயிர் நீத்த நமது சங்க உறுப்பினர்களுக்கும் ஒரு நிமிடம் மௌன அஞ்சலி செலுத்தப்பட்டது.

மாவட்டத்தலைவர் தனது உரையில் வெள்ள நிவாரண நிதிக்கு தங்களால் இயன்ற அதிகபட்ச அளவில் நிதி வழங்குமாறு கேட்டுக்கொண்டார்.

மாவட்டச்செயலர்  சென்ற பொதுக்குழு கூட்ட அறிக்கை படிக்க சபை அதை ஏற்றுக்கொண்டது.

சிறப்பு அழைப்பாளராக கலந்து கொண்ட நெல்லை மாவட்டச்செயலரும் ,மத்திய சங்க துணைப்பொதுச்செயலருமான திரு s. அருணாசலம் அவர்கள் தனது சிறப்புரையில்
  • ஓய்வூதியர் தினத்தின் வரலாறு மற்றும் சிறப்பு
  • பெங்களுருவில் நடந்த 3 வது அகில இந்திய மாநாடு
  • 78.2% IDA இணைப்பு -தற்போதைய நிலை-இந்த நிலை எட்ட சங்கம் மேற்கொண்ட முயற்சிகள் -மத்திய அமைச்சர் மாண்புமிகுஆனந்தகுமார் அவர்களின் பங்கு
  • 7 வது சம்பளக்குழு அறிக்கை 
  • அனைத்து ஒய்வூதியர் சங்கங்களையும் ஒருங்கிணைக்க வேண்டிய அவசியம் -அதில் நமது சங்கத்தின் நிலைப்பாடு மற்றும் முயற்சிகள் குறித்து  விரிவாகப்பேசினார்.
 நன்றியுரைக்குப்பின் கூட்டம் இனிதே நிறைவுற்றது.

        கூட்டத்தில் சுமார் 3௦ பெண்கள் உள்ளிட்ட 300 க்கும் அதிகமான ஓய்வூதியர்கள் கலந்து கொண்டனர்.
  
       கூட்டத்தில் மட்டும் தோழர்கள் வெள்ள நிவாரண நிதிக்கு ரூ. 25000/- வழங்கியுள்ளனர். இந்தத்தொகை சேர்த்து இதுவரை நமது மாவட்டத்தில் ரூ 56000/- சேர்ந்துள்ளது என்றும் இது நாளை (21-12-2015) அன்று சென்னைக்கு அனுப்பிவைக்கப்படும் என்ற செய்தியை பலத்த கரகோஷத்திற்கிடையே மாவட்டச்செயலர் தெரிவித்தார்.





Friday, 18 December 2015

பாசமிகு நேசக்கரம்

சென்னை மற்றும் கடலூர் வெள்ள நிவாரண நிதி.

திருமதி P கஸ்தூரி அவர்கள் சென்னை மற்றும் கடலூர் வெள்ள நிவாரண நிதிக்கு ரூ.2௦௦௦/- (இரண்டாயிரம் ) வழங்கியுள்ளார். அவருக்கு நன்றிகளும் பாராட்டும்.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

CONDOLANCE

SRI SYED AKBAR T S ,( RETD L I, DOT) BREATHED HIS LAST IN THE EARLY HOURS OF TO DAY THE 16-12-2015 AT ODDANCHATRAM. WE EXPRESS OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLANCES TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.

PENSIONERS' DAY

16/12
Indian pensioners’ community observe 17, December as PENSIONERS DAY. Because it was on 17, December 1982, the Supreme Court of India delivered its landmark judgement in the case filed by late Mr D S Nakara and others.
BACKGROUND IN BRIEF
The first Pay Commission (1946-47) recommended that pension should be 1/80 of each year of service completed. Maximum pension in central service was suggested as Rs. 8000 per year. Govt raised it to Rs 8100 per year; means Rs 675 per month. The Second CPC (1957-60) did not change it. III CPC (1970-73) also did not consider the plight of old pensioners.
On 25, May 1979 the Government introduced a ‘liberalised pension scheme”. The ceiling on maximum pension was raised from Rs 675 to Rs 1000 per month. But, the order said that the new scheme would be applicable only to those who were in service on 31st March 1979. Since Mr D S Nakara and Mr. Satyendra Singh, two officers, retired before 31-3-1979, they continued to get Rs 675 as monthly pension. They approached the Court of Law to remove this ‘cut off date” of 31-3-1979.
A five member bench of Supreme Court delivered a judgement on 17-12-1982 stating that such cut-off date is against the Constitution.
Not only that.
Supreme Court made very categorical statements about pension etc. Thus the Judgement in Nakara Case became a landmark judgement in the history of Indian judiciary. It has become the ‘magna carta’ for Indian pensioners. Many subsequent judgements, reports of IV CPC, V CPC, VI CPC and the VII CPC also quoted this judgement. Old pensioners get some benefit only because of this judgement.

VII CPC.
The seventh Pay Commission has recommended that pension of those who retired before 1-1-2016 should be multiplied by 2.57. Suppose a person was getting Rs 10,000 as monthly pension, then his new basic pension will be: Rs 25700.What is the real increase?
Basic Pension: ... Rs 10,000
DA as on 1-1-2016: ... Rs 12,500
Total recd: ... ... Rs 22,500
Increase will be ...........Rs 3,200
32 percent of existing basic pension or 14.2 percent of existing total pension.
THE FITMENT FORMULA
The fitment formula of 2.57 was arrived at because the VII CPC fixed new minimum pay in Central Govt. Services as Rs 18000. 2.57 times of Existing minimum pay of Rs 7000. This new minimum pay of Rs 18000 is most irrational and unscientific. Staff Side has demanded that it should be at least Rs 26,000. Government may consider it.
PENSIONERS’ DAY IN 2015
When we, BSNL/MTNL retirees, observe the Pensioners Day 2015, we are waiting for a government decision on the demand for revision of our pension with 78.2%. There should not be a cut-off date like 1-1-2007 or 10-6-2013.Those who were in service on 10-6-2013 and retired thereafter are getting pension with 78.2%. Those who retired before that cut off date are denied the benefit.This is against the judgement in Nakara case. This injustice should be ended immediately. Central government pensioners will get a pension revision from 1-1-2016, as recommended by CPC or as revised by the Government. We are also central government pensioners. There should not be any discrimination in this matter too. That is what Supreme Court declared on 17-12-1982.
Hence, Nakara Case Judgement is important to us.
Pensioners Day is important to us.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

மெட்ராஸ் நல்ல மெட்ராஸ் ...

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

தலைக்கு மேல தண்ணி போனாலும் நாங்க அதுக்கு மேல.... சென்னை புகழ்பாடும் மலையாள கரையோரம் (வீடியோ)
"வரலாறு காணாத மழை காரணமாக சென்னை வெள்ளத்தில் தத்தளித்தது. மக்கள் கடும் துயரத்திற்குள்ளானார்கள். இந்தியா மட்டுமல்ல உலகமே சென்னையின்  நிலையை பார்த்து கண்ணீர் விட்டது. ஆனால் இத்தகைய இக்கட்டான நிலையில் இருந்து சென்னை தன்னம்பிக்கையுடன் மீண்டும் தலை நிமிர்ந்து நிற்கிறது. 

இக்கட்டான நிலையில் இருந்து ஒற்றுமையுடனும் தன்னம்பிக்கையுடன் எழுந்து நிற்கும் சென்னையை பார்த்து உலகமே வியந்து நிற்கிறது." - இது மலையாள கரையோர எப்.எம். ஒன்று சென்னை குறித்து வெளியிட்ட ஆடியோ.
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நன்றி: தமிழ் மாநிலச்சங்கம்.

A SLIP BETWEEN THE CUP AND THE LIP

15/12

R C Malhotra, AGS reports from New Delhi as:
" Establish Section prepared the revised Cabinet Note with the data asked for by Department of Expenditure. The same was submitted to Member (Services) for forward transmission. But, in the meanwhile, the Legal Section raised some doubts and wanted some corrections. So Establishment Section is making necessary corrections to the Cabinet Note as Legal section wants...."
In short, the file is still in Sanchar Bhavan

Sunday, 13 December 2015

PENSION ADHALAT

Sunday, December 13, 2015


PENSION ADHALAT


26.02.2016
அன்று
வெள்ளிகிழமை
மாலை  02.00 மணிக்கு

THE HALL OF INSPIRATION
ANNA ROAD TELE.XGE
DAMS ROAD
CHENNAI
600002

மேலே குறிப்பிட்ட முகவரியில் நடைபெறும்

10.01.2016 க்குள்

தங்களது குறைகளை தெரிவிக்க வேண்டும்

THANKS TO  TVL WEB.

CHENNAI FLOOD RELIEF FUND

13/12
10—12—2015 6 PM
Today, the CHQ leaders available in Chennai, Circle Secretaries of Tamilnadu and Chennai TD and other active workers of our Association in Chennai met and discussed the situation after the Floods. It was decided:
1. CHQ will donate a sum of Rs 20,000
2. Chennai TD Circle Unit will donate Rs 25,000
3 Tamilnadu Circle also will donate Rs 25,000.
4. A sum of Rs 50,000 will be earmarked for purchasing Notebooks and distributing to the poor students in Chennai Corporation schools and Government schools of Cuddalore and Pondicherry. [Government of Tamilnadu decided to distribute Text books, not Notebooks.]
5. Remaining amount will be utilized to help our own members and BSNL pensioners who are really affected by the rain and floods.
6. According to the information already received, ten comrades are worst affected.There may be some more people. We are searching. Such people will be given the relief in kind/materials – not in cash.
7. A committee of eight comrades has been constituted to contact BSNL pensioners living in areas greatly affected by the floods and assess the situation. The Four CHQ Office Bearers in Chennai will supervise these relief activities.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

12-12-2015 செயற்குழு

12-12-2015  ல் மதுரையில் நடைபெற்ற செயற்குழு வில் சென்னை மற்றும் கடலூர்  வெள்ள நிவாரண நிதிக்கு மத்திய சங்கத்தின் வேண்டுகோளுக்கிணங்க மாவட்ட நிதியிலிருந்து ரூ.15௦௦௦/- (பதினைந்து ஆயிரம்) வழங்க முடிவு செய்யப்பட்டது. இது தவிர அனைத்துத்தோழர்களும் ரூ 100/-க்கு குறையாமல் தங்களால் முடிந்த அதிகபட்ச அளவில் நிவாரண நிதி வழங்குமாறு வேண்டுகோள் விடப்பட்டது.
கீழ்காணும் தோழர்கள் வழங்கிய நிதி நன்றியுடன் ஏற்றுக்கொள்ளப்பட்டது.
தோழர்/தோழியர்.

  1. G R DHARMARAJAN           2000.
  2. G.DWARAKANATHAN         500
  3. M RAVEENDRAN                   500
  4. G PARTHASARATHY            500
  5. V PONNAMBALAM               500
  6. M B KRISHNAMOORTHY    500
  7. S.SUNDARESAN                    500
  8. M.PITCHAI                              500
  9. S.KANNAKI                            500
  10. P.PITCHAI                               500
  11. V JANARTHANAM               500
  12. T CHINNASAMY                   500
  13. T SITHTHANTHAN               500                                             

மேலும் நிதி வழங்க விரும்பும் தோழர்கள் 2௦-12-2௦15 அன்று நடக்க இருக்கும் கூட்டத்தில் வழங்கலாம்.
2௦-12-2௦15 ஓய்வூதியர் தின சிறப்பு கூட்டம்- தவறாது கலந்து கொள்ளவும்.


Saturday, 5 December 2015

மானுடம் மலர்கிறது- மனித நேயம் வளர்கிறது

மத்திய சங்கம் வேண்டுகோள்விடுத்தவுடன் 
சென்னை வெள்ள நிவாரண நிதிக்கு 

எர்ணாகுளம் மாவட்டச்சங்கம் ரூ 2௦,௦௦௦
ஆந்திர மாநிலச்சங்கம்                 ரூ 25.௦00 அனுப்பியுள்ளன.
கேரளா மாநிலச்சங்கம் திங்களன்று  ரூ.25,௦௦௦ அனுப்பிருக்கிறது.
ஆந்திர, கேரளா மாநிலச்செயளர்கள் அனைத்து மாவட்டச்சங்கங்களையும் சென்னை வெள்ள நிவாரண நதி வழங்கும்படி அறிவுறுத்தியுள்ளனர்.
நல்லுள்ளங்களுக்கு நெஞ்சார்ந்த நன்றி.




WE ARE WAITING WITH HOPE

05/12
5.12.2015 .... .... 9.45 AM
WE ARE WAITING WITH HOPE
Shri Ananthakumar, Honourable Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers has assured our leaders that he would intervene in the cases. Similarly, Shri Nripendra Mishra, Principal Secretary to Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Ministeralso assured that he would intervene and sort out the issue of 60:40. Director and Member (Services) assured that the reply to DOE would be sent within a week. We are waiting with Hope.
5-12-2015 ... ... .. 9.30 AM
COM. NATARAJAN AND COM. GOPALAKRISHNAN IN BANGALORE
Finally, Com. G Natarajan (GS) and Com. DG (VP) reached Bangalore yesterday late night from New Delhi. Com. G Babu, our Vice President in Bangalore has made arrangement to send them to Chennai by car tomorrow. Trains are not going up to Chennai central station. Some Passenger trains are running up to another station outside the city. These trains are overcrowded and have no reservation.
Water has receded from the residence of Com. Natarajan and Com. DG. But, still there is a chance of heavy rains within few days. Their family members are safe.We are thankful to these leaders and their family members for withstanding the tremendous strain and tension during the crisis.