Saturday, 30 September 2017

CHQ NEWS

LATEST NEWS

30/09
WITH GREAT GRIEF WE REPORT THAT COM. SAMPATH SINGH, RAJASTHAN CIRCLE PRESIDENT OF OUR ASSOCIATION BREATHED LAST YESTERDAY, 29-9-2017, AT AJMER. HE WAS 70+. COM. SAMPATH WAS NOT WELL FOR 2-3 WEEKS. HE WAS ONE OF THE LEADING TRADE UNION LEADERS OF TELECOM WORKERS IN RAJASTHAN.
CHQ CONVEYS ITS DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF LATE COM. SAMPATH SINGH. 
29/09

The All India Consumer Price Index (Ind. Workers) for the month of August 2017 is announced today. It is 285 points. For the previous month of July also it was 285.Based on the above, the rate of IDA from 1-10-2017 can be assessed as 124.27%. We can expect 124.3%. An increase of 5.3% from the existing rate of 119%.

28/09
As reported earlier, we had won the case in Principal bench of CAT. The Judgement was delivered on 16-12-2016 with a direction to implement it within three months. We waited for 6 months. No order was issued. Nor any Appeal was filed. Then we filed a Contempt of Court petition in CAT. It was taken up last month. Advocate for the respondents wanted time. Again, the case was taken up today by a double Bench consisting of Justice Mr. Permod Kohli, Chairman and Justice Mr. K N Srivasatava.
Advocate for CMD BSNL stated that they are filing their reply today. Advocate for the Government wanted further time of four weeks. Our Advocate wanted personal appearance of the Respondents. The Court told that this may be considered subsequently.
Next date is 17-11-2017.
28/09

PENSIONERS ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE MONTHLY AVERAGE BALANCE STIPULATION

The State Bank of India has issued revised instructions regarding maintenance of Monthly Average Balance (MAB) in SB Accounts and charges to be levied if the MAB is not maintained.
Significant aspect is that some categories of Account holders are exempted from the said charges. 
Pensioners are one category exempted from the MAB charges.
27/09
Com. G Natarajan (GS) and Com. T S Vittoban (Treasurer) reached Kolkata on 25-9-2017 evening. They attended the Kolkata Civil Wing District Conference on 26-9-2017. Since other branches representatives were not present it was decided to hold the West Bengal Circle conference on a later date ensuring participation by all. 
Both GS and Treasurer met the PGM (Finance) and discussed cases of many medical claim bills pending. It is revealed that HR number is not fed in the ERP and hence the delay. PGM (F) assured prompt action to settle some pending cases pointed out.
For the purpose of MRS, the retirees of erstwhile Telegraph Traffic in Kolkata are clubbed with Circle Office. Due to Durga puja holidays, the GM (HR) of Circle Office who was in charge of the medical cases was not available and hence our leaders could not meet her. 
26/09
With great grief, we report the sad news on demise of Com.M. Amirthalingam of Salem, our Former Assistant Circle Secretary of Tamilnadu Circle, who breathed his last at 03-55 PM yesrteday, 25th September 2017 at Coimbatore. His last rites will be performed today.
He was the President of our Association in Salem West district Branch. He is one among the top leaders of Salem and was instrumental in the merger process of Salem West division into AIBSNLPWA. His Contribution to TESA is also remembered by all.
Com. Amrithalingam was also associated with the Progressive Writers movement in Tamil. 
CHQ of AIBSNLPWA conveys heart felt condolences to the bereaved family 

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