Saturday, 28 February 2015

CONSUMER PRISE INDEX

27-2-2015  4 PM
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX: ONE POINT INCREASE
As all know, the All India Consumer Price Index for five months remained same at 253 points. 
The Index for January 2015 is declared today.  It is 254 points.  An increase of  One point. 
If the Index for February 2015 remains at the ame level of 254 points, then, the IDA may increase by 0.5 per cent from April 2015.  This is just for the information of those who are anxious to know.

ரயில்வே பட்ஜெட்

27-2-15

ரயில்வே பட்ஜெட்-ஒரு கண்ணோட்டம்.

    • பயணக்கட்டண உயர்வு இல்லை.
    • சரக்குக்கட்டண உயர்வு விலைவாசி உயர்வுக்கு வழி வகுக்கும்.
    • பயணியர் வசதிகள் மேம்பாடு
    • உணவு மற்றும் சக்கர நாற்காலிக்கு online முன்பதிவு
    • வயதுவந்தோர்க்கு கீழ் படுக்கை(lower berth) வழங்குவதில் முன்னுரிமை.
    • 120 நாட்களுக்கு முன் முன் பதிவு.
    • 5 நிமிடங்களில் பயணச்சீட்டு
    இவ்வளவு இருந்தாலும் படிப்படியாக ரயில்வே தனியார்க்கு தாரை வார்க்கபடுமோ என்பதும் நமது கவலையே.









     
     

Friday, 27 February 2015

MEDICAL BILL DELAY-FAILURE OF ERP


ERP FAILS FOR PENSIONERS ONLY?
It is reported that in many of the Circles the medical bills submitted by pensioners are
not cleared for last six months or even more. 
 
Failure of ERP is pointed out as the main reason.  Some officers say that proper training is not imparted to the staff.
BSNL facing a financial crisis has spent about Rs 5000 CRORE on ERP. 
ERP is gone live in 30 Circles.  It will go live in remaining Circles by August 2015, according to Corporate Office of BSNL.
But, there is no programme to impart training to all concerned.  
After spending huge amount for installation and maintenance and wasting time,
Corporate Office has issued a circular yesterday calling for volunteers to give training to other Executives.  
If the problem is with ERP and lack of training, how, then, the medical bills of serving staff are cleared and those of pensioners only are kept pending?  
ERP cannot discriminate serving and retired staff.  Only human brains can do that.
Retired people deserve preference in the matter. 
It is inhuman to keep their medical claims pending.
 
AIBSNLPWA TAMILNADU CILCLE REPORTS THAT THE MEDICAL BILLS OF PENSIONERS ARE PENDING FOR MORE THAN 3 MONTHS,WHEREAS THERE IS NO DAY IN CAES OF SERVING EMPLOYEES IN THIS REGARD IN CNENNAI TELEPHONES. CS CHENNAI TELEPHONES OFFERED ASSOCIANS HELP TO THE ADMINISTRATION IF REQUIRED IN THIS MATTER.

 

Thursday, 26 February 2015

CHQ News on 78.2%IDA Merger& others

26th February 2015
78.2% IDA CASE
Com. R L Kapoor, our Legal Committee member from Delhi reports:
“It is understood that the Estt. Section of Department of Telecom has finalized the reply to the queries raised by Member (Finance) on the proposals.  The queries are mainly about arrears from 1-1-2007 to 10-6-2013, pension liability beyond 60% of the revenue from BSNL to Govt, impact on the MTNL pensioners etc.  Suitable reply/clarification  has been prepared to these queries.  The  replies will go to Finance Section within a day or two.”
The  exercise of asking query by one Section and replying
by another Section in Telecom Department  is being repeated.
It delays the case. BSNL pensioners all over the country are restive.
 
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26-2-2015
IMPRESSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH
We congratulate the entire service staff in BSNL and their unions for staging an impressive Parliament March yesterday in New Delhi.
Well done, but this may not be enough to win over the customers and to save BSNL.

26-2-2015
GOOD NEWS FOR BSNL
Finally the Minister for Communications has announced in parliament yesterday that government proposes to invest huge sums in BSNL for improving the networking.  It is also revealed that nothing precious was done to improve networking during 2009-2013.  The former CMD, Mr. Upadhyay, when took over charge accused his predecessor of not taking any action to improve the service.  Now the minister himself says that Mr. Upadhyay also failed in this direction.  
But, one thing former CMD has done: He introduced ERP spending about
Rs 5000 crores.  And the pensioners all over India are not getting their medical bills passed because of the ERP.

26-2-2015

NATIONAL PORTABILITY FOR MOBILE
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has taken yet another important decision, within few days. 
Now, from 3-5-2015, the Mobile subscribers can change their service provider anywhere in India, without changing their mobile number. This Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is allowed within the home circle only now. MNP becomes national from May 2015.
Only those who change their residence permanently may require this facility.  Mostly youngsters who go to other states for job etc. Anyway, the customers will generally welcome this new regulation.
 
WHO ARE THE GAINERS AND LOSERS?
When circle portability was allowed, large number of BSNL mobile subscribers migrated to private cellular companies, thanks to the inefficient service being provided by the BSNL.  Kerala circle was the only exception.  Now, the service in Kerala also has become unsatisfactory. As such, BSNL may lose some more mobile subscribers.

Private Companies lure the subscribers with many attractive offers. Whereas, the BSNL is withdrawing some good offers given earlier; that too without any proper announcement.


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25-2-2015
STD CALLS,    CALLS TO AND FROM LANDPHONES

WILL BE CHEAPER...

WHO ARE THE BENEFICIERIES? 

No doubt, the Customers who use landphones are the first beneficieries.
Private companies have not provided much land phones.  So they do not lose much.  
On the other hand, they will be the second beneficieries.
WHO ARE THE LOSERS?
BSNL and MTNL who have provided  98% of landphones will get less revenue.  
They are the losers.
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25-2-2015

STD CALLS WILL BE CHEAPER

Long distance calls, mainly made from landline phones, are set to become cheaper. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Tuesday announced a cut in carriage charges in this regard, which an operator pays another for carrying a call, to 35 paise a minute from the current 65p a minute. ..... (BUSINESS TIMES) 


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Circular 7 of Tamilnadu Circle.

AIBSNLPWA TAMILNADU CIRCULAR 7

Circle Executive Meeting of Tamilnadu Circle.

TN Circle Executive Meeting,

Venue:                                   Radha Vilvam Thirmana Mahal , (EB stopping),

                                               Gandhi nagar,Katpadi,Vellore.

DATE:                                   26&27-3-2015.

Agenda:           1.Submission of report by Circle Secretary (8/2014 to 2/2015)

                          2.Adoption of auditted accounts(1-4-2014 to 31-12-2014)

                          3.Pensioners Problems-Review.

                           4.Organisational Review.

                           5.Any other item with the permission of the chair.

CHQ News

24th February 2015
78.2% IDA FOR PENSION REVISION

THE NEVER ENDING DEPARTMENTAL PROCESS IS THE REASON FOR DELAY!

Dear Comrades,
We reproduce hereunder a posting appeared in the website of
All India BSNL Exectuve Association for the ifnormation of  our  viewers:  
We observe that many officers at the top speak nicely when leaders of pensioners meet them.  
But, nothing concrete is done.  We do not like to comment further on this issue at this stage.
 
 
 From the website of AIBSNLEA
" 23.02.2015: Meeting with Member (Services), DoT GS and GS, AGS AIRBSNLEWA Shri Kishan Singh and Shri Rakesh Sriwastava met Shri Rajeev Aggarwal, Member (Services) DoT and requested for an early reply to Member (Finance) on 78.2% IDA fixation for BSNL Pensioners. Member (Services) appreciated our concern and mentioned that the issue will be resolved but getting delayed due to departmental process. He also expressed his concern that this issue could have been settled along with BSNL serving employees itself however, he advised to meet and discuss with DDG (Estt) for the early comments."

24-2-2015
 
23-2-2015
RECORD YOUR PROTEST

78.2% CASE:  UNDUE DELAY
It is reported that the Cabinet Note prepared by Estt Section long back is still pending in the Department of Telecom. The Action Taken Report given in the formal meeting of SCOVA was wrong.  It is not yet put up to the Minister, as stated in the ATR on 2nd instant.
The Case is delayed unnecessarily seeking clarifications already sought and replied to earlier.

RECORD YOUR PROTEST
BSNL pensioners all over the country should record their anger and anguish over the undue delay.  Make the POSTCARD campaign a big success.  The concern of BSNL retirees should be conveyed to the Honourable Minister through thousands of postcards.  Please organize it immediately.  Do not delay.


22-2-2015

 A COMMENDABLE WORK BY OUR ANDHRA COMRADES
Our Andhra circle unit collected a sum of Rupees 2,66,000 towards Hud-Hud cyclone Victims Relief Fund.  Since most of the victims are in Visakhapatnam area, Circle Association sent Rs 40000 to Visakhapatnam District branch.
A sum of Rupees 2,25,000 was handed over to the Chief Minister of Andhra yesterday, 21st February 2015 in Hyderabad.
CHQ appreciates the good noble activities of our AP Circle Unit and congratulates our members who donated liberally towards the Relief Fund.
........
21-2-2015
CARD CAMPAIGN BY ERNAKULAM BRANCH:

A NOVEL METHOD
[Click here to view the file....]

RETIREMENTS ON 28-2-15







BEST WISHES FOR A JOYFUL HEALTHY RETIRED LIFE.

LIST OF RETIREES ON 28-2-2015
 SUPERANNUATTION
S/S
1 PARAMESWARI C C.Tel.Sup, AGM CSC, MAD TD,MADURAI
2 LOURDU VINCENT PAUL S SR.ACCT.CAO F&A, MAD TD,MADURAI
3 PONNUSAMY M T.S(O),CAO F&A, MAD TD,MADURAI.
4 JOHN DEBRITTO R SR.S.S.(OP),DDG G, MAD TD,DINDIGUL
5 KANNIAH M T.M,SDOT MA, MAD TD,KULAMANGALAM.
6.MALLIGA V J.T.O,SDE G SLV, MAD TD,SHOLAVANDAN.
7 BALASUBRAMANIAN M II T.M,SDE N EXTL, MAD TD,MADURAI
8 DOMINIC SAVIO S T.M,SDE SUBELE, MAD TD,MADURAI.
VOLUNTARY
S/S
1. M.RAVICHANDRAN, TM, MADURAI.
2. R.SEKARAN,TTA,MADURAI.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS' DAY 10-3-2015

COMRADE ARUNACHALAM DIST.SECRETARY AIBSNLPWA INVITES FOR


INTERNATIONAL WOMENS' DAY CELEBRATION AT TIRUNELVELI

DATE: 10-03-2015
TIME: 1000 to 1300 HOURS
VENUE:SUBAM KALYANA MANTAPAM

PRESIDENTSHIP:COMRADE.E.KANAGARAJ
SPECIAL GUESTS:
Smt S.E.RAJAM G.M.BSNL, MADURAI
COMRADE:SIVAKAMASUNDARI CIRCLE ORGANISING SECRETARY

WE CONVEY OUR FRATERNAL HAPPY GREETINGS.
THANKS  :AIBSNLPWA TN CIRCLE.


Sorry for the mistakes in date and desig of Smt. S E Rajam in the post please.

Friday, 20 February 2015

NEWS FROM CHQ

19-2-2015

BPS POINTS OUT OUR
DEMAND BEFORE CPC
We are thankful to Shri S C Maheshwari, GS of Bharat Pensioners Samaj (BPS)
and Chairman of Bharat Central Pensioners Confederation (BCPC)
for raising our demand that
BSNL pensioners should be treated at par with other CG pensioners for all purposes,
extension of the fitment benefit to BSNL pensioners”
Shri Maheswari raised this demand when he and his friends had meeting with the 7th CPC on 17th instant.

LIFE CERTIFICATE  TO DRAW PENSION
NO NEED OF PERSONAL APPEARANCE
The Department of Expenditure,  Ministry of  Finance,  has issued orders on 31-1-2015
stating that pensioners need not present themselves before the concerned officer
in the pension disbursing bank  (usually in November every year) to submit  the Life Certificate. 
The said order is attached herewith.
[Click here to view the file....]




Wednesday, 18 February 2015

TU- Public Services: Conference at Kathmandu, Nepal

TU- Public Services:   Conference at Kathmandu, Nepal


Delegates to the 12th Conference of Trade Union International - Public Services
held at Kathmandu, Nepal on 13th and 14th February 2015
 

Tuesday, 17 February 2015


17-2-2015
Amendments to CCS Pension Rules 1972 :

                        Click here.

Thanks:TVL web site

78.2 % IDA MERGER

NEWS FROM CHQ   16-2-2015 5 PM 
78.2% CASE
CORRECT INFORMATION,
WRONG INFORMATION,
MISLEADING  INFORMATION.


CORRECT INFORMATION
Com. R C Malhotra (Circle President of our Association in NTR Circle, New Delhi) informs that
“Today, along with Com. D P S Sisodia, Circle Secretary,  I met the Member (Finance). The Member told us that she cleared the file today afternoon. She was very helpful today.  The file has gone to the DDG.  Then, we met the DDG also. He asked us to meet him on this Thursday.  We shall meet him again on 19th instant and then inform you further.”
WRONG INFORMATION
The Department of Telecom stated in the Action Taken Report submitted  in SCOVA meeting on 3-2-2015 that the Cabinet Note has been put up to the Minister for Communication.
[We wonder how a Department can give such an irresponsible report to the formal meeting. We will bring this matter to the Minister for Personnel, who preside over SCOVA meetings.]
MISLEADING INFORMATION
One Website of an association posted a message today, 16-2-2015 that:
CABINET NOTE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATION AND IT   DATED 23-12-2010:
Note the Date: 23-12-2010.

That is the OLD NOTE approved by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Minister in Manmohan Singh government.
Many know the Mahabharata story of   "Ashwatthama.....  Hatha …. Kunjaraa..”

SBI Pension Loan Scheme

SBI Pension Loan Scheme New &Revised Scheme 

         TO VIEW LETTER

         CLICK HERE

SBI  -  கடன் திட்டம் .
                    ( DGM / PBBD / R.A.Dt. 17.01.2015)

                    கடன் பெறத்தகுதி : 
                    SBI வங்கிக்கிளையில்  ஓய்வூதியம்  / குடும்ப ஓய்வூதியம்
                    பெறுபவர்கள் .

                  ஓய்வூதியருக்கு :
                  குறைந்தபட்சக்கடன்   Rs.25,000 / -
                 அதிகபட்சம்  18 மாத  ஓய்வூதியம் .

                 உச்சவரம்பு :  72 வயதுவரை             ரூ .14 லட்சம்
                                             72 க்கு மேல்                  ரூ.12.லட்சம்
                                             74 முதல் 76  வரை      ரூ. 7.5 லட்சம்

குடும்ப ஓய்வூதியருக்கு :
 குறைந்தபட்சக்கடன்   Rs.25,000 / -
அதிகபட்சம்  18 மாத குடும்ப ஓய்வூதியம் .

உச்சவரம்பு :  72 வயது வரை          ரூ .5  லட்சம்
                            72 முதல்  74 வரை   ரூ. 4 .லட்சம்
                            74  முதல் 76  வரை  ரூ. 2.5 லட்சம்

பிடித்தம் :       72 வயது வரை             : 60 மாதங்கள்
                             72 முதல்  74 வரை      : 48 மாதங்கள்
                            74  முதல் 76  வரை      : 24 மாதங்கள்

வட்டி :          17 % ( குறைந்தபட்சம் ரூ.250 )

கடன் பெற தேவையான ஆவணங்கள் :
ஓய்வூதியர் :  KYC  DOCUMENT , 2 போட்டோ ,ஒரு ஜாமீன் .
குடும்ப ஓய்வூதியர் : KYC  DOCUMENT , கடன் வாங்குவோர் , ஜாமின்தாரரின்  2 போட்டோ, ஜாமீன்தார்.


THANKS: TVL WEB SITE

OBITUARY

17-2-2015

OUR MEMBER SHRI. J. JOHN SAMUEL  STM (LPS 0493) BREATHED HIS LOST AT PATTIVEERANPATTI ON 14-2-2015. LET HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Cabinet note on pension revision

Copy of the Cabinet Note on Pension revision
to those who retired from 1.10.2000 to 31.12.2006 
consequent to 2nd PRC ( taken from AIBSNLEA CHQ website ) : Click here.


Com Pattabi's Circular in Tamil on this Cabinet Note 
 Click here.


Thanks To TVL site.

Pension anomaly convention at Madurai on 11-2-2015.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

PENSION  ANOMALY  CONVENTION  AT  MADURAI



Pension  Anomaly  Convention was held on 11-2-2015   at TRC,CTO,
Thallakulam,Madurai between 0245 pm to 0515 pm under the presidentship  of M.Raveendran 

Comrade G.R.Dharmarajan District Secretary welcomed the participants along with his team.



Madurai comrades made very good arrangements.60 including affected members along with leading members paricipated the meeting.


Comrade D.G has spoken about the role played by CHQ on the anomaly case filed by us and the details to our members.

Comrade V.Ramarao Circle Secretary TN has also spoken about the total no of people in Tamilnadu circle affected and recollected the meeting held in Chennai.

Both D.G and V.R appreciated the arrangements extended by Madurai Comrades and thanked one and all/ 

14-2-2015
Image result for s k vyas

 
 COMRADE S.K. VYAS  NO MORE

We are shocked to hear  that Com. S.K.Vyas, the legendary leader of the Central Govt. Employees and   Pensioners, is no more.  He passed away at  08.20 PM on 13 February 2015, in a Jaipur hospital, where he was admitted  few days back after a massive heart attack.  He was recovering, but all of a sudden, the situation worsened and he passed away.

He was 85 years. Despite his old age, Com. Vyas wes very mobile, active and energetic.
 
His funeral will take place at Jodhpur on 14th Feb 2015. 
 
Com.Vyasji was the Secretary General of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and workers for more than four decades since 1967. With rich experiences and wonderful memory Vyasji was a walking encyclopaedia as far as central service staff issues are concerned.
 
He was holding the post of Secretary General of Bharat Central Pensioners Confederation.

His death is an irreparable loss to the entire CGEs  and Pensioners movement.
Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and comrades.

From CHQ.

IDA rates from 2007

RATE OF IDA FROM 2007 ONWARDS

 
YEARFROMTO%ge OF IDA
2007Jan.March  0
2007Apr.June  0.8
2007JulySept  1.3
2007Oct.Dec.  4.2
2008Jan.March  5.8
2008Apr.June  6.3
2008JulySept  9.2
2008Oct.Dec.  12.9
2009Jan.March  16.6
2009Apr.June  16.6
2009JulySept  18.5
2009Oct.Dec.  25.3
2010Jan.March  30.9
2010Apr.June  34.8
2010JulySept  35.1
2010Oct.Dec.  39.8
2011Jan.March  43
2011Apr.June  47.2
2011JulySept  47.2
2011Oct.Dec.  52
2012Jan.March  56.7
2012Apr.June  56.7
2012JulySept  61.5
2012Oct.Dec.  67.3
2013Jan.March  71.5
2013Apr.June  74.9
2013JulySept  78.9
2013Oct.Dec.  85.5
2014Jan.March  90.5
2014Apr.June  88.4
2014JulySept  91.3
2014Oct.Dec.  98.1
2015Jan.March 100.3
.From CHQ

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

PAY ANOMALY CONVENTION

      Pay Anomaly convention of BSNL pensioners of Southern Region is to be conducted by Tamil Nadu Circle Branch. Deliberations and plan of action will be charted out with inputs from the affected pensioners.
PLACE. .........MADURAI
VENUE..........CTO .TALLAKULAM
DATE. ............11-02-2015
TIME.  ............1400Hrs
      AIBSNLPWA District Branch Madurai Heartily welcome all the participants and the convention a grand success.
      All the EC members of our branch are requested to attend the meeting.

Friday, 6 February 2015

OBITUARY

          Our Dist Vice President Sri A.S.SYED ALI expired on 05-02-2015 evening.As a veteran Trade Union Leader served as Circle Secy of Line Staff & Class IV and has contributed an invaluable service and guidance to our District Branch.
          On behalf of all members of our District Branch we convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

FLASH NEWS - SCOVA ON 03-02-2015-OUR PROBLEMS AND WHERE THEY STANAD



Our persisting and pending problems were discussed and the status is as below......

1.PAY ANOMALY CASE
The information sought by DOPP&PW from DOT is yet to be supplied
DOT wrote to BSNL for furnishing the required information'
DOT has sent a reminder to BSNL on 19-01-2015 '
BSNL is yet to sent the information to DOT which in turn will send it to DOPP&PW.
then only a final decision will be taken.


2.IDA of 78.2% MERGER CASE
DOPP&PW has conveyed its NO OBJECTION to DOT for this merger during the 25th meeting of SCOVA.The Dept of Expenditure has also and already sent its views and comments to DOT on 25-10-2014.
The Cabinet Note is prepared by DOT and pending for approval of Hon MOC.



The important  development is that The Joint Secretary, Dept of PP&PW has assured that the problems of Pay Anomaly and Merger of 78.2 % IDA will be resolved with in a month.This is the first time the Hon Minster Of State who chaired the 26th SCOVA meeting has insisted for a timeline and lets us hope for an earlier resolution.