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DATE:     7/ 12

BSNL LATEST OFFER OF UNLIMITED DATA AND VOICE CALLS @ RS.187/- FOR PREPAID MOBILE CUSTOMERS.

<< BSNL Is Now Offering Unlimited Data With the Rs 187 Tariff Plan Countering Rs 149 Plan of Jio; Sets After FUP Speed of 40 Kbps>>

DATE:     1/ 12

DOT ISSUES ORDERS TO KEEP SERVICE BOOKS IN THE  CUSTODY OF CCA OFFICE.
 
DOT  VIDE LETTER NO.7-77/2013/TA-16092-6125 DATED 21-11-2017 ISSUED INSTRUCTIONS THAT  SERVICE BOOKS TO BE COLLECTED AND KEPT IN THE SAFE CUSTODY OF CCA OFFICE AND DIRECTED THE PR.CCA/CCA MAY DECLARE JOINT CCA (ADMIN)/DY CCA (ADMIN) AS PENSION SANCTIONING AUTHORITY IN RESPECT OF CDA PENSIONERS AS WELL AS IDA PENSIONERS. 
 <SERVICE BOOKS WITH CCAs>

DATE:     14/ 11

MEDICAL ALLOWANCE CREDITED:

Today contacted CAO (Banking) o/o CGM, BSNL, TN Circle and ascertained that Medical Allowance for the period April--2017 to September 2017credited to the Pensioners' bank accounts yesterday. Those who are opted the medical allowance may check their bank account and inform please

DATE:     31/ 10

SUBMISSION OF LIFE CERTIFICATE

EVERY YEAR IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER,  PENSIONER HAS TO SUBMIT LIFE CERTIFICATE FOR DRAWAL OF  PENSION.  HENCE OUR MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT THEIR LIFE CERTIFICATE BEFORE 30TH NOVEMBER TO THE CONCERNED POST OFFICE / BANK.

DATE:     27/ 10

BSNL BOARD CLEARS THE PROPOSAL OF 15% FITMENT 

AS PER BSNL  STAFF UNION/ASSOCIATIONS' WEBSITES, THE BSNL BOARD IN ITS MEETING ON 24.10.2017  HAS CLEARED THE BSNL PORPOSAL OF 3RD PRC RECOMMENDATIONS WITH 15% FITMENT BENEFITS TO BSNL EXECUTIVES.

DATE:     17/ 10

HAPPY DEEPAVALI WISHES:

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

A WEALTHY, PROSPEROUS, DELIGHTFUL AND

BRIGHT DEEPAVALI!!!

DATE:     11/ 10

BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE ENDORSES THE DPE REVISED IDA ORDERS TO ALL CONCERNED.

.<<view letter>>

DATE:     11/ 10

VOICE WILL NO MORE BE BACKBONE OF TELECOM

News paper report:  <Voice will no more be backbone of telecom>

DATE:     9/ 10

DPE ISSUES ORDERS FOR REVISED IDA W.E.F. 01.10.2017

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES  ISSUED ORDERS VIDE O.M. NO. W-02/0002/2014-DPE(WC)-GL-XX/17 DATED 05.10.2017 HAS REVISED IDA RATES TO 124.3% ( FROM EXISTING  IDA OF 119% ) 

 >IDA from 01-10-2017<

DATE:     2/ 10

ORDERS ISSUED  FOR ENHANCED CDA to DOT PENSIONERS

Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare vide its O.M. No F. No. 42115/2016-P&PW(G) dated 28.09.2017 has increased Dearness Relief to 5%.from existing 4% with effect from 1.7.2017 .

<<29.09.2017 CDA 01.07.2017 FOR PENSIONERS >>

 

 

DATE:     1/ 10

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.

Now, Pensioners are exempted from the Monthly Average Balance charges for non maintenace of MAB in their SB Accounts. Hope, the other Nationalised Banks also will be issued revised instructions accordingly.

DATE:     1/ 10

IDA INCREASE FOR BSNL PENSIONERS:

IDA Increased 5.3% with effect from 01.10.2017 for BSNL Employees and Pensioners. Now the total IDA is 124.3%.  Orders will be issued shortly.

DATE:     26/ 9

Government forms committee for 5G rollout by 2020
 
As per News paper report (The Hindu)the government has formed a high-level panel to evaluate and approve road maps and action plan to achieve the target of rolling out 5G technology in India by 2020. The Centre has created a support fund of about 500 crore to facilitate research and development for 5G.
 
‘Another opportunity’
 
‘“We missed the opportunity to participate when the standards were being set for 3G and 4G, and don’t want to miss the 5G opportunity. Now, when the standards are being set for 5G across the world, India will also participate in the process,” Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha told reporters.
 
“As per the OECD Committee on Digital Economic Policy, it has been stated that 5G technologies roll-out will help in increasing GDP, creating employment and digitising the economy,” Mr. Sinha added.
 
The forum, which comprises of secretaries of the ministries of Communications, Information Technology and Science and Technology, along with representatives of from the industry and academia, will aim to have Indian participation in the process of defining global standards for the next generation of wireless technology.
 
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which will finalise the standards, has already proposed key performance requirements for the fifth-generation mobile technology. Under the 5G technology, the government aims to deliver about 10,000 megabit per second (10 gbps) in urban areas and 1,000 mbps (1 gbps) in rural areas, the Minister said.
 
The ‘5G 2020’ forum will also aim to strengthen domestic telecommunication equipment manufacturing that is that is necessary for the technology, with the aim aiming that local manufacturers should be able to capture 50% per cent of the Indian market and 10% of the global market over the next five to seven years.

DATE:     18/ 9

SIXTH ANNUAL GENERAL BODY AND CONFERENCE

SIXTH AGM / CONFERENCE WAS HELD ON 16.9.2017 AT HOTEL KANCHI, ETHIRAJU SALAI, EGMORE, CHENNAI  UNDER THE CHAIRMAN SHIP OF SHRI S.KADIRVELAN.  HUNDRED DELEGATES ATTENDED THE CONFERENCE.  CONFERENCE WAS A GRAND SUCCESS.

 THE FOLLOWING OFFICE BEARERS WERE ELECTED UNANIMOUSLY FOR THE  ENSUING YEARS 2017-2020.

PRESIDENT                   :         R.DURAISAMY,

VICE PRESIDENT           :       1. V.BALAKRISHNAN 

                                                2.   N.PRAVEEN

SECRETARY                   :       S.BALAKRISHNAN.

ASST. SECRETARY        :      1. M.PARTHASARATHI

                                                  2. N.S.GOPALAKRISHNAN 

TREASURER                   :       K.R.PALANISAMY

ASST. TREASURER        :        V.R.SRIDHARAN

ORGANISHING SECRETARY: 1.N.SUNDARAM

                                                  2. K.BALU

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS:          1. V.S.VENKATARAMAN.

                                                   2 .M.IRUDAYA RAJ

                                                   3. Ms  J.HILDA D. PAKKIANATHAN 

                                                    4. K.KEASAVAN

                                                    5. P.DEVARAJAN

                                                    6. D.SIVANATHAN

                                                    7. V.SEKAR

ADVISOR   :                                   S.KADIRVELAN

A PROPOSAL FOR CREATION OF ADVISOR POST IN OUR ASSOCIATION WAS SUBMITTED TO THE CONFERENCE WHICH WAS UNANIMOUSLY ACCEPTED  AND  THE CONFERENCE HAS ALSO UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED TO APPOINT SHRI S.KADIRVELAN   AS ADVISOR TO OUR ASSOCIATION.

 

        

DATE:     12/ 9

Cabinet approves release of additional 1%  to  Dearness Relief to DOT pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2017 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for release of additional 1% Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners. It will be applicable from 01.07.2017.

The release of the additional instalment of DA represents an increase of 1% over the existing rate of 4% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

(Source:Press Information Bureau, Govt. of India Release dated 12.9.2017)

DATE:     12/ 9

Cabinet approves hiving off mobile tower assets of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited into a separate company, fully owned by BSNL 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for hiving off mobile tower assets of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) into a separate company, fully owned by BSNL.

This approval authorizes BSNL to monetize its telecom tower infrastructure with the formation of a separate subsidiary company.

There are around 4,42,000 mobile towers in the country out of which more than 66,000 mobile tower are of BSNL. An independent, dedicated tower company of BSNL with a focused approach will lead to increasing of external tenancies and consequentially higher revenue for the new company. 

 

Media Report :-

<<Cabinet allows BSNL hive off mobile tower assets into a separate company>>

DATE:     10/ 9

6TH YEAR ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING AT CHENNAI ON 16.09.2017:

As you all know very well that our Pensioners' Association's 6th Year AGM/Conference and the 7th Year Get-Together Function which will be held on 16.09.2017 Saturday 10.00 Hrs. at "HOTEL KANCHI" (Near Ethiraj College) No.28, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, Chennai--600 008. The arrangements are in full swing for the meet.

The Invitations are despatched to all Members and the Well-wishers by post and WhatsApp.  I hope every one is getting ready to attend the Conference and "GRACE" the occassion.

DATE:     10/ 9

BSNL EXPECTS TO START 5G SERVICE TRAILS BY MARCH 2018 - NEWS PAPER REPORTS

<< 5G service trials by March 2018.>>

DATE:     10/ 9

RESTORATION OF MEDICAL ALLOWANCE WITHOUT VOUCHER FACILITY TO RETIRIED EMPLOYEES  -  BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE ISSUES REMINDERS TO CIRCLE FOR SUBMISSION OF PENSIONERS' DATE WHO HAVE OPTED FOR MEDICAL ALLOWANCE  AND ALSO CALLING FOR REASON FOR NON-PAYMENT OF ALLOWANCE IN THE FIRST QUARTER.

<<view letter>>

DATE:     6/ 9

BSNL OFFERS UNLIMITED CALLS WITH DAILY  1GB DATA @ AS LOW AS OF RS.143/- PER MONTH.

 <<<Click here for detail news>>>

DATE:     26/ 8

WEDDING BELL:        

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SOW: S.D. SUKANYA, daughter of Shri R.Duraisamy  WEDS CHI: NELSON DREWITT on 27th August 2017 at  "Arulmigu Sri Murugan Thirukoil"  Rasipuram.

WEDDING RECEPTION:

Hotel Shanthi Inn, Rasipuram on 27.08.2017 between 6.30 AM to 9.30 AM

Y.M.C.A  Hall, Ritherdon Road, Vepery, Chennai on 30.09.2017 between 6.30 PM to 9.30 PM.

On this auspicious occasion our Pensioners' Association wishes for their 'NEW JOURNEY" in their Life.

 

 

 

 

DATE:     23/ 8

TAMIL NADU CIRCLE PENSION ADALAT NOTIFIED 
 
PLACE: MADURAI 
SSAs COVERED:
MADURAI,KARAIKUDI,NAGERCOIL,TUTCORIN,TIRUNELVELI, VIRUDUNAGAR
 
VENUE: O/O PGM,NO.2 VP RATHINASAMY NADAR SALAI, BIBIKULAM, MADURAI.625002
DATE:15/09/2017 @ 1030 HRS
 
 
 
PLACE: CHENNAI
SSAs COVERED:
CHENNAI,VELLORE, PONDICHERRY, STR & STP CHENNAI TELEPHONES
 
VENUE: "HALL OF INSPIRATION" ANNA ROAD TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, DAMS ROAD, CHENNAI.600002
DATE:22/09/2017 @ 1030 HRS
 

DATE:     23/ 8

BSNL IS ALLOWING ALL STVs IN ROAMING - NEWS PAPER REPORT

       << Allow All STVs In Roaming.>>

DATE:     19/ 8

CORPORATE OFFICE LETTER ON CONCESSIONAL TELEPHONE FACILITY TO BSNL PENSIONERS.

<<view letter>>

DATE:     14/ 8

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY:

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DATE:     9/ 8

WEDDING BELL:

Our Member Shri B. Anbalagan younger daughter SELVI JASVIN RAMIA  WEDS with SELVAN DINAKARAN GERARD VINOD on 10.08.2017 at Bangalore.

RECEPTION at KODAVA SAMAJA, First Main Road, Vasanthnagar, BANGALORE--560 052 ( Near Contonment Railway Station) at   6.30 PM on 10.08.2017

                                            

 

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DATE:     7/ 8

SIMPLIFICATION OF PENSION PROCEEDURE -HANDING OVER OF PPO BEFORE RETIREMENT

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA HAS SIMPLIFIED PENSION PROCEDURE VIDE DEPARTMENT OF PENSION AND PENSIONERS' WELFARE NO. 1/27/2011-P&PW(E) DT.1.8.2017.,ACCORDING TO WHICH PPO IS TO BE HANDED OVER TO RETIRING EMPLOYEE BY THE HEAD OF OFFICE BEFORE RETIREMENT.

<<< 04.08.2017 Simplication_Pension_Procedure>>>

 

DATE:     7/ 8

GOVERNMENT DECISION NOTIFIED ON RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE THIRD PRC.
 
DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN COMMUNITED VIDE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES  O.M. NO.W-02/0028/2017-DPE(WC)-GL-XIII/17   DATED 3/8/2017. ACCORDING TO THE DECISION BSNL IS NOT ENTITLED FOR ANY PAY REVISION.
<< OM 03.08.2017 reg 3rd Pay Revision Guidelines0001.pdf>>

DATE:     2/ 8

78.2% IDA MERGER - LIST OF CASES SETTLED BY DOT CELL TAMILNADU.

DOT CELL TAMILNADU CIRCLE HAS SETTLED  16152 PENSION REVISION CASES   AS ON 01/08/2017.

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DATE:     29/ 7

CGHS has introduced Online Appointment System  for the convenience of CGHS Beneficiaries. So that they can avoid waiting unnecessarily for a long time in the queue . The Steps for Booking Online Appointment is explained in their web site   <<cghs.nic.in>>    CGHS beneficiaries can avail this facilities.

DATE:     29/ 7

 

Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in implementation of Government’s decisions on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Concordance Tables – Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare Letter No.-48-11/2016-Pen (B), dt-27-07-2017. Click Here

 

DATE:     20/ 7

FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE INCREASED TO Rs.1000/-:

 

The fixed Medical Allowance for DOT Pensioners has been increased from Rs.500/- to Rs.1000/- with effecct from 01.07.2017. Orders issued.

 

Click : 18.07.2017 FMT for Pensioner Increased

DATE:     12/ 7

RESTORATION OF FULL PENSION OF ABSORBEE PENSIONERS IN VIEW OF THE SUPREME COURT ORDER

 

    <<<click here>>>

 

 

DATE:     8/ 7

OBITUARY:      

 

The Great Leader D.GNANIAH, Former Secretary General, NFPTE & NFTE  expired on 08.07.2017 at Coimbatore.  He dedicated his entire life for working class & pensioners.

Our Pensioners' Association convey the heartfelt condolences to all family members.

DATE:     5/ 7

TAMIL NADU PENSION ADALAT WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR TWO REGIONS IN THE CIRCLE:
 
TRICHY REGION ADALAT AT THE PR.GENERAL MANAGER, BSNL TELEPHONE EXCHANGE BUILDING BALAJI NAGAR, THANJAVUR-613007
SSAs COVERED: TRICHY, KUMBAKONAM, THANJAVUR, CUDDALORE
DATE& TIME: 21.7.2017 @ 10.30 AM
 
 
COIMBATORE REGION ADALAT AT O/o THE GMT, BSNL TELEPHONE EXCHANGE BLDG, GANDHIJI ROAD, ERODE.638001.
SSAs COVERED: CBE, SALEM, ERODE, DHARMAPURI, NAMAKKAL, & COONOOR.
DATE:  11.08.2017 @ 10.30 AM

 

PENSION ADALAT NOTIFICATION JULY/AUGUST 

DATE:     5/ 7

DPE HAS ISSUED ORDERS FOR IDA REVISION W.E.F. 1.7.2017 FROM 117.1% TO 119%.

  <<    View orders   >>                  

DATE:     5/ 7

FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE FOR DOT PENSIONERS:

The Cabinet has approved to increase the Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for CG Pensioners and DOT Pensioners from Rs.500/- to Rs.1000/- per month those who are not availing the CGHS Facilities.  Orders yet to issue.

 

DATE:     21/ 6

 

STATUS OF 78.2% IDA PENSION REVISION CASES:

It is reported by DOT CELL, Tamil Nadu Circle, Chennai that they have cleared 95% of 78.2% IDA Pension Revision cases and the orders issued to Bank / Post Office for crediting the arrears. In all probabilites, it is hoped that all remaining cases will be completed in another two weeks time. As s

Further, most of our members  informed that they received their Pension Revision order and some of our members received the arrears also. Hope, the rest of members will receive their orders/arrears soon.

 In the meantime, members are requested to inform to the Association on receipt of their orders/arrears.

 

 

DATE:     21/ 6

RECORDING PPO NUMBER IN PENSIONER'S PASSBOOK - RBI INSTRUCTIONS

RBI/2016-17/319

DGBA.GBD.No.3235/45.01.001/2016-17

June 8, 2017

All Agency Banks

Dear Sir / Madam

Recording of PPO Number in the passbook of Pensioners / Family Pensioners

As you are aware, it has been decided to record the PPO number in all the pension passbooks of the pensioners/family pensioners issued to them. This is to alleviate the difficulties reported by pensioners/family pensioners to get duplicate Pension Payment Orders (PPO) in case of missing of original PPO, transfer of pension account from one bank/branch to another bank/branch, commencement of family pension to spouse or dependent children after the death of pensioner, etc. in the absence of ready availability of PPO numbers.

2. Necessary instructions in this regard have already been issued to all authorised banks by the Central Pension Accounting Office vide their Office Memorandum CPAO/Tech/Clarifications/P&PW/2014-15/426-497 dated September 17, 2014 and Office of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension) vide their Circular No.185 dated November 28, 2016 (copies enclosed).

3. However, it has been noticed that a few agency banks have not yet implemented the instructions in all their branches. Accordingly all agency banks are advised to record the PPO numbers on the passbook of pensioners/family pensioners.

Yours faithfully

(Partha Choudhuri)
General Manager

 

DATE:     16/ 6

Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission – Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc. Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance instructions.

 Click Here

DATE:     10/ 6

REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-2006 PENSIONERS - DELINKING OF REVISED PENSION FROM QUALIFYING SERVICE OF 33YEARS - APPLICABILITY TO IDA PENSIONERS OF BSNL/MTNL             -         BSNL ENDORSES DOT ORDERS.                  <<  Click Here   >>

DATE:     10/ 6

IMPLEMENTATION OF GOVERNMENT'S DECISION ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION - REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-2016 PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS ETC  - BSNL / DOT ENDORSES GOVERNMENT ORDERS.   <<   Click Here  >>             << PDF(English)  >>


 

DATE:     8/ 6

SHRI ANUPAM SHRIVASTAVA, CMD      URGED THE GOVERNMENT  TO SANCTION 15% FITMENT  TO BSNL STAFF.

 CLICK  HERE--> CMD_DoT-PRC

 

DATE:     5/ 6

RECOMMENDATIONS OF 3RD PAY REVISION COMMITTEE FOR REVISION OF PAY FOR EXECUTIVES AND NON-UNIONIZED SUPERVISORS IN CPSEs - REMOTE CHANCE OF PAY REVISION IN BSNL  AS PER AFFORDABILITY CLAUSE IN THE APPROVED RECOMMENDATIONS.

COMMITTEE OF SECRETARIES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION.

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DATE:     30/ 5

RETIREMENT WISHES:

The following Staff members are retiring from their service on superannuation on 31.05.2017. On this occasion our Pensioners' Association "WISHING" them "A HAPPY, HEALTHY, JOYFUL, PEACEFUL AND LONG RETIRED LIFE"

01. S. Francis Xavier, SE (Electrical), Madurai

02. K. Lakshmi, PA, Chennai

03. M. Selvaraj,  SSS O/o EE (Electrical), Trichi

 

 

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DATE:     24/ 5

SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION REPORT -  PROCEEDURAL ACTION FOR PRE 1.1.2016 PENSIONERS

 Procedurral action for pre-01.01.2016 Retirees

DATE:     14/ 5

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION - REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-2016 PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS - ORDERS ISSUED BASED ON THE COMMITTEE REPORT APPROVED BY THE CABINET COMMITTEE.

CLICK FOR ORDER:  DOPPW ORDER ON 7TH CPC

DATE:     13/ 5

INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT HAS MADE IT EASY TO LINK PAN WITH AADHAAR

The Income Tax Department has made it easy for taxpayers to link their PAN with Aadhaar. Responding to grievances of taxpayers regarding difficulties in linking PAN with Aadhaar their names did not match in both systems (Eg. Names with initials in one and expanded initials in another). the Department has come out with a simple solution now.

Press release on PAN Aadhaar linkage 

DATE:     5/ 5

 BSNL MRS - CHENNAI  TELEPHONES OPTION FORM

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DATE:     5/ 5

BSNL MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT SCHEME - TAMIL NADU CIRCLE INSTRUCTIONS TO SSAs FOR OBTAINING OPTION FORMS FROM PENSIONERS

 CGM TN Order for Medical Reimbursement for voucher.

DATE:     4/ 5

 

CABINET APPROVES MODIFICATIONS IN THE 7th CPC RECOMMENDATIONS ON PAY AND PENSIONERY BENEFITS

<<click here>>> 

 

DATE:     4/ 5

BSNL ISSUES PROCEEDURES TO  CURTAIL DELAY IN PROCESSING MEDICAL CLAIMS.

 BSNLMRS – PROCESSING CLAIMS – PROCEDURE

DATE:     2/ 5

MEDICAL ALLOWANCE FOR BSNL PENSIONERS:

The CGM, TN Circle / Chennai Telephone Dist  & SSAs are inviting the BSNL Pensioners to submit their '"OPTION"  for Medical Allowance with voucher or without voucher. The option forms are available in the units.

In this connection, the members are requested to approach the concerned authorities with the Xerox copies of BSNL MRS Card,  PPO, PAN Card, the First page of Bank Pass Book & exercise the option accordingly at an early.

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DATE:     19/ 4

The CCA TN has announced PENSION ADALAT during 2nd week of July, 2017 in Chennai.

Pensioners/Family pensioners  to represent their grievances .

 Last date for sending grievances is 15-6-2017.

 For Scrutiny and Remedial Action ,Pensioners and FamilyPensioners may send their complaints/grievances to  Sri Vinod Kumar,Joint Controller of communication Accounts,Department of Telecommunications O/o Principal  Controller of Communication Accounts,Tamilnadu Circle,  238, R.K.Mutt Road, CHENNAI-600028 on or before 15.06.2017.

EXACT DATE AND VENUE WILL BE PUBLISHED IN  DUE COURSE IN THEIR WEBSITE. All information and form can be downloaded from their website.

WEBSITE  ADDRESS  http:/www.ccatn.gov.in.
 

(Advterisement in Indian Express & Dinamani dated 16.04.2017)

DATE:     19/ 4

OUTDOOR MEDICAL CLAIM WITHOUT VOUCHER

BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE ISSUED FURTHER INSTRUCTION IN CONNECTION WITH  OUTDOOR MEDICAL CLAIM WITHOUT VOUCHER

<<    mrs-instn-1.pdf  >>

DATE:     18/ 4

 REVISED IDA RATE @ 117.1% W.E.F. 01.04.2017
 
BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE HAS ENDORSED THE DPE ORDERS      
<<view letter>>

 

DATE:     13/ 4

TAMIL NEW YEAR WISHES TO ALL OUR VIEWERS:

 

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DATE:     12/ 4

BSNLMRS - REIMBURSEMENT OF OUTDOOR TREATMENT WITHOUT PRODUCTION OF VOUCHERS - RESTORED TO PENSIONERS.
 
BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE VIDE LETTER NO.BSNL/ADMN.1/15-22/14 DATED 11.4.2017 HAS RESTORED REIMBURSEMENT OF OUTDOOR TREATMENT             WITHOUT     VOUCHER  -   ENTITLEMENT UNDER THIS OPTION WILL BE 50% OF ADMISSIBLE AMOUNT (ANNUAL OUTDOOR CEILING PRESCRIBED UNDER BSNLMRS SCHEME.) AND WILL BE PAID IN FOUR EQUAL INSTALMENT AT THE END OF EACH QUARTER.
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DATE:     10/ 4

 CDA  4% WITH EFFECT FROM 1.1.2017  -  ORDERS ISSUED

ORDERS FOR INCREASED  DEARNESS RELIEF @ 4% FROM 1.1.2017 (The existing rate of 2% to 4%}  FOR DOT PENSIONERS ISSUED.

CLICK: CDA FOR PENSIONERS 01.01.2017

DATE:     7/ 4

BSNL ADDED 29.5 MOBILE CUSTOMER DURING  MARCH 2017

BSNL has added 29,52,251 new mobile customers in the month of March, 2017. This has been achieved in the  face of cut-throat competition from Reliance Jio.

 Click Here

DATE:     7/ 4

DPE ISSUED IDA ORDERS @ 117.1% WITH EFFECT FROM 1.4.2017

DPE ISSUED IDA ORDERS @ 117.1% WITH EFFECT FROM 1.4.2017 - REDUCING FROM 119.5%. ( The net IDA reduction is 2.4%.)

Click :  DPE IDA ORDERS 01.04.2017

 

DATE:     1/ 4

IDA RATE DECREASED

SINCE ALL INDIA PRICE INDICES HAVE DROPPED,  THE   AVERAGE FOR LAST THREE MONTH IN FEB 2017  HAS COME DOWN TO  274.33.  THIS HAS RESULTED IN REDUCTION OF IDA  FROM 119.5% TO 117.2% (A NET REDUCTION OF 2.3%)  WITH EFFECT FROM 1.4.2017.

DATE:     31/ 3

RETIREMENT WISHES:

The following Staff members are retiring from their service on superannuation on 31.05.2017. On this occasion our Pensioners' Association "WISHING" them "A HAPPY, HEALTHY, JOYFUL, PEACEFUL AND LONG RETIRED LIFE"

01. S. Francis Xavier, SE (Electrical), Madurai

02. K. Lakshmi, PA, Chennai

03. M. Selvaraj,  SSS O/o EE (Electrical), Trichi

 

 

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DATE:     27/ 3

DOT APPROVAL IS  NOT REQUIRED FOR WAIVAL OF RECOVERY OF OVERPAYMENT OF PAY & ALLOWANCES - DOT ISSUES CLARIFICATION.

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DATE:     25/ 3

ADHERE SCHEDULES FIXED BY DOT FOR REVISION OF 78.2% PENSION - BSNL WRITES TO  ALL CIRCLES 

BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE vide LETTER NO.No.40-6/2011-Pen (B) dated 24/03/2017 REQUESTED ALL CIRCLES TO ADHERE THE SCHEDULE  SPECIFIED BY THE DOT.

view letter <Click Here> 

DATE:     18/ 3

AIFPA DHARNA
AIFPA, Chennai Association conducted a MASS DHARNA at Chepauk Guest House today (Saturday) from 10 AM ato 1 PM. A large of pensioners from Raillways, Defence, Postal Dept, TNEB, TNSRTC, BSNL pensioners attended the DHARNA. 

The DHARNA strted with slogan shouting. Com K. Venkatachari, president, AIFPA presided the Dharna. Com N. Balasubramanian, General Secretary welcomed the pensioners. Com Duraipandian, Income Tax employees leader, FNPO General Secretary explained the demands

Com K. Muthiyalu participataed and spoke about BSNL Pensioners demand at par with CG pensioners. About 500 pensioners attended the dharna and it was a great success. They demanded the minimum pension for CG Pensioners should be 13000/- and point to point pension revision should be implemented as per 7th CPC recommendation.  If their demands are accepted they will be applicable to BSNL pensioners also as we are covered by central government CCS penson rules.
 

 

Courtesy to: STR Division, Chennai

DATE:     17/ 3

ORDERS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF REVISED DEATH/ RETIREMENT GRATUITY OF RS.20 LAKH W.E.F. 01.01.2016:

DOT has issued orders for raising the Death/ Retirement Gratuity Ceiling of Rs.20 Lakh for absorbed BSNL Pensioners with effect from 01.01.2016.

 View DoT Orders

DATE:     16/ 3

CABINET APPROVES DA HIKE 2%  WITH EFFECT FROM 1.1.2017

The Centre Government on Wednesday increased DA / DP to 4% from the existing 2% to its employees and Pensioners respectively.  The increase will be effective from 1.1.2017.

DATE:     10/ 3

FREE NIGHT CALLING FACILITY TO BSNL RETIRED/RETIRING EMPLOYEES:

The quite long pending proposal to raising the  'FREE CALL" limit/ Extension of free night calling facility made between 9 PM to 7 AM to the Retired BSNL employees has been approved and orders issued by BSNL Corporate Office vide Letter No.2=03/2006--PHA (pt) dated 09.03.2017    View the BSNL order

DATE:     8/ 3

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY:

A woman can make "HAPPINESS BLOOM" all around them.

HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY

DATE:     3/ 3

DELINKING 33 YEARS SERVICE FOR FULL PENSION  -  DOT ISSUES ORDERS IN RESPECT OF BSNL / MTNL PENSIONERS. <<<click here>>> 

DATE:     26/ 2

78.2% PENSION REVISION ORDERS:

Some of our BSNL Pensioners who retired prior to 10.06.2013 received their Revised Pension Orders in respect of 78.2% IDA scale from DOT CELL for arrears payment. Rest of our Members  will be received their orders very shortly ( ie positively by March 2017 ).

In this connection members are requested on receipt of their Pension Revision Order,  please inform  or SMS  to the Assn,  to have a close watch  and  enable to process the left cases if any.

DATE:     18/ 2

 III PRC  RECOMMENDATIONS

The 3rd PRC,    which was constituted for recommendation of Pay Scales for working executive staff,vide Gazette resolution dated 09.06.2016  and The Committee to make recommendation to the Government within a period of six months from the date of its constitution) ,  has submitted its recommendations:

VIEW 3rd P.R.C.  Key Recommendations:  18.02.2017 Third prc Key Recommendations

VIEW 3rd P.R.C. Report full :  18.02.2017 Third PRC Recommendations

 

 

DATE:     1/ 2

DELAY IN ISSUE OF VIGILANCE CLEARANCE - SETTLED.
 
Grievances of Delay in grant of vigilance clearance was brought to our notice.
In some cases clearance certificate were issued after one or two months after
retirement causing undue delay in settlement of pensionery benefits. Our Association took up the matter with the concerned authorities in Corporate Office and problem is now settled. Our friends who have retired on 31.01.2017 were issued with Vigilance clearance vide Order No.16-1/2016=M(BW-1) dated 01.02.2017.
 
Our Association thank all the concerned for taking prompt action especially the Coporate Office--BW Unit o/o PGM (BW), New Delhi.

 

DATE:     30/ 1

FORUM OF BSNL UNION/ASSN WRITES TO  PM  ON  NITI AAYOG'S  RECOMMENDATIONS ON BSNL 

click here for letter <Forum letter to Prime Minister>

 

DATE:     25/ 1

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY 

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DATE:     20/ 1

EXPEDITE 78.2% IDA MERGER - BSNL ISSUES INSTRUCTIONS TO ALL CIRCLE HEADS

BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE SOUGHT STATUS  REPORT AND INSTRUCTED ALL CIRCLE HEADS TO EXPEDITE REMAINING CASES .

View  letter >

 

DATE:     13/ 1

PONGAL WISHES TO ALL OUR WEBSITE VIEWERS:

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DATE:     11/ 1

REVISION OF IDA W.E.F. 1.1.2017

 DPE has issued orders revising IDA w.e.f 1.1.2017 from 120.3% to 119.5% for CPSEs where last pay revision was implemented w.e.f. 1.1.2007

 < Click Here for the orders >

DATE:     10/ 1

STATUS OF 78.2% IDA PENSION REVISION CASES:

Dear Members, Secretary met  AO, Special Cell o/o CGM, BSNL Tamilnadu Circle on 09.01.2017 and ascertained the status of 78.2% IDA Pension Revision cases, They have told more than 50 cases sent to DOT Cell and the rest of the cases in progress.

Further, secretary  also met  Deputy CCA at DOT CELL on 09.01.2017 and he has told a team has formed consisting 15 members to  process the 78.2% IDA Pension Revision cases and they are clearing 120 cases per day and also planning to speed up cases.

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DATE:     10/ 1

EXECUTIVE--CUM--NEW YEAR MEETING:

 

The Executive--cum--New Year Meeting was held on 07.01.2017 at 16.30 Hrs at Hotel Kanchi, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, CHENNAI. Shri S.Kadirvelan, President presided over the meeting and Shri S.Balakrishnan, Secretary welcomed the gathering with 'NEW YEAR' Greetings. Homage was paid to Shri K. Marimuthu, Executive Member of our Association and two minutes silence was observed.

Shri S.Kadirvelan, President addressed the gathering. He outlined the  formation of our Association and its various activities in detail.

Secretary explained the status of 78.2% IDA Pension Revision cases, 3rd PRC for BSNL employees (Executive and Non Executive) W.e.f 01.01.2017, Medical Allowance without Voucher and other issues. Further, Secretary  narrated the 5th AGM celebration on 11.09.2016 at Coimbatore and submitted the Meeting Expenditure Statement and  the same was duly approved.

In the meeting the 'DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRITIES" Shri G. Masilamani, Shri G. Venkataraman and Shri S. Kathiresan were honored by a memento by Shri S. Kadirvelan, President and garlanding shawl by Shri V.S. Venkatraman, Executive Member.  Shri G. Vasudevan, Retired DGM (Fianance) spoke on various issues related to pensioners. Shri K.R. Palanisamy, Treasurer proposed vote of thanks.

The meeting expenditures sponsored by Shri R. Duraisamy on the eve of his birthday on 07.01.2017.

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DATE:     5/ 1

PENSION ANOMALY CASE WON BY PENSIONERS
 
Pension Anomaly Case of the BSNL Pensioners retired between 1-10-2000 and 30-06-2001 (OA 2173/2014)
 
Last para of judgement    <04-01-2017-cat-on-anomaly>
Full judgement     <anomaly-case-judgement.pdf>

DATE:     4/ 1

EXECUTIVE AND  NEW YEAR MEETING:

 

Our Pensioner Association's Executive and New Year Meeting will be held on   07.01.2017 at 16.00 hrs at Hotel Kanchi, Ethiraj Salai, Chennai.

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DATE:     2/ 1

BSNL   BALANCE SHEET , PROFIT & LOSS ACCOUNT  FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2015-16

CLICK HERE FOR REPORT < 01-01-2017-bsnlannual-report-2015-16>

DATE:     31/ 12

HAPPY NEW YEAR:

Happy, Prosperous, Healthy and Joyful NEW YEAR one and all

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DATE:     31/ 12

RETIREMENT WISHES:

Shri S. Mathiyazhagan, Executive Engineer (Civil), Coimbatore and Shri.K.Neelamegam, Executive Engineer (Civil), Pondycherry are RETIRING from service on Superannuation to-day (31.12.2016).

On this occasion our Pensioners' Association "WISHING" them "A HAPPY, HEALTHY, JOYFUL, PEACEFUL AND LONG RETIRED LIFE"

 

DATE:     30/ 12

IDA DECREASED W.E.F. 01.01.2017:

IDA Decreased to 0.8% with effect from 01.01.2017.

The current IDA  is 119.5% only

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DATE:     28/ 12

SCOVA MEETING ON 12.01.2017

29th  meeting of SCOVA (Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies) is notified to be held on 12-01-2017 at 11 AM at New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Minister of State for (PP). 

 <<29th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies>>

DATE:     27/ 12

 PAY REVISION COMMITTEE FOR NON-EXECUTIVE STAFF 
 
BSNL HAS CONSTITUTED A COMMITTEE OF FIVE OFFICERS  UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF SMT. ANURADHA PANDA, PGM(PF) TO EXAMINE THE WAGE STRUCTURE  OF SERVING NON-EXECUTIVE STAFF OF BSNL. Click Here
 
PAY REVISION COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE THE WAGE STRCTURE FOR EXECUTIVES HAS ALREADY BEEN CONSTITUTED  BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES ON 09.06.2016 APPOINTING  RETIRED JUSTICE SATISH CHANDRA  AS THE CHAIRMAN WITH THE MANDATE TO SUBMIT ITS REPORT WITHIN SIX MONTHS AND COMMITTEE'S REPORT IS OVER DUE NOW .

DATE:     25/ 12

BSNL ENDORSEMENT LETTER DATED 21.12.2016 FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF  7TH PAY COMMISSION  W.E.F. 01.01.2016:

BSNL Corporate office has finally endorsed for Implementation of 7th Pay Commission for Revision of Pension/ Family Pension/ Gratuity/ Commutation of Pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 in respect of employees who retired/died on or after 01.01.2016.....and Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 (DOT PENSIONER/Family Pensioners) etc

Click here for orders: View the BSNL letter

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DATE:     24/ 12

HAPPY CHRISTMAS WISHES:

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DATE:     23/ 12

OBITUARY:

We are very much saddened to hear that our beloved friend and our Associations' EXECUTIVE MEMBER SHRI.K.MARIMUTHU, Coimbatore expired to-day (23.12.2016) Morning at 6.00 AM.

The ASSOCIATION express its heart felt condolence to the bereaved family.

"MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE AT THE FEET OF ALMIGHTY"

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DATE:     20/ 12

78.2% IDA PENSION REVISION CASES STATUS:

The following members 78.2% IDA Pension Revision cases are processed and sent to the Accounts Officer (Pension & Special Cell), o/o CGM, BSNL, Tamil Nadu Circle. Further, the cases will be sent to DOT CELL for issue of Payment Orders to the respective Banks.

01. P.K. Adikesavan, 02. V.Chandaran, 03. S.Dasaprabhagar, 04. R.Durai , 05.M. Elango, 06. M. Gunasekaran, 07. N. Gunasekaran, 08. M.Jayakumar. 09.T.Jeevarathinam, 10. Konda Subbiah . 11. K. Krishnaswamy, 12.B.Lalitha, 13. B. Mahalingam 14. P.Moulavathy, 15. B. Paranthaman, 16. K. Rajamani, 17.R.Ramachandaran, 18. V.K. Rangaraj, 19. B Sakthiram, 20. B. Saroja, 21.R.M.Sekaran, 22. M. Selvaraj, 23. R.S. Shanmugasundaram, 24.P.V.Siva Sankaran, 25. I.K. Subbarayan, 26. G. Subramony, 27 R.Surendranath, 28.A.G.Umapathy, 29. M. Usha, 30. S.Vedapuri, 31. A.A.. Nayagam, 32.S. Krishnan, 33. T. Arunachalam..

MADURAI UNIT:  01. I. Arokiam, 02. P. Natarajan, 03. S. Muthu, 04. K. Guru, 05.D.Sivanathan 06. T.Kuppan

DATE:     17/ 12

PENSIONERS' DAY GREETINGS

PENSIONERS OF INDIA OBSERVE 17TH DECEMBER EVERY YEAR AS  "PENSIONERS DAY" .        ON THIS OCCASION  I EXTEND MY  WARMEST   GREETINGS AND WISH YOU ALL : 

     " A HAPPY AND JOYFUL RETIRED LIFE"

SECRETARY, DOT&BSNL CIVIL/ELECTRICAL WING PENSIONERS' ASSOCIATION.

 

DATE:     11/ 12

REVISED INCOME LIMIT FOR DEPENDENCY CRITERIA FOR CGHS.
 
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA , MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE VIDE ITS OFFICE MEMORANDUM No.2-11012/2/2016-CGHS-P DATED 8/11/2016 HAS REVISED THE INCOME LIMIT FOR DEPENDENCY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING CGHS COVERAGE TO FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE CGHS COVERED EMPLOYEES
CLICK HERE <<Revision of income limit for Dependency Criteria for CGHS>> 

DATE:     8/ 12

REVISION OF 78.2% IDA PENSION CASES:

The Revision of 78.2% IDA Pension cases of Civil/Electrical Wing, Trichy are processed and sent to  AO (Pension & Spl Cell) % CGM, BSNL, Tamil Nadu Circle. The Pensioners list as detailed below:

01.A.Zakkiriyah, 02. M.Irudayaraj, 03. S.Chandrasekaran, 04. V.Rathinam, 05.T.Saroja, 06. M.Nagammal and 07.R.Selvaraj

 

DATE:     6/ 12

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.JAYALALITHA passed away in Chennai after 74 days of hospitilation, Apollo Hospital, Chennai on 05.12.2016.

We pay our respectful homage to the departed soul and share the grief with the people of Tamil Nadu.

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DATE:     2/ 12

78.2% IDA PENSION REVISION STATUS:

The following members 78.2% IDA Pension Revision cases are processed and sent to the Accounts Officer (Pension & Special Cell) o/o CGM, BSNL, Tamil Nadu Circle. Further, the cases will be sent to DOT CELL for issue of Payment Orders to the respective Banks

01.S.Nagarajan, EE (Civil), 02. B.Rajagopal, SDE (Civil),  03.Padmaja Govind, SDE (Civil), 04. K.Balu, SDE (Civil), 05.K.Thirupathi, EE (Civil), 06.N.R.Soundararajan,EE (Civil), 07 P.Selvaraj, EE (Civil), 08.K.K. Natesan, SDE (Civil), 09.Loga Shanmugam, EE (Civil), 10.K.Somasundaram, EE (Civil), 11.J.Rajamani, SR.PA, 12.P.D.Selvaraj, SSS, 13.G.Jayalakshmi, CSS, 14. K.Ramaswamy, SSS, 15. J.Uma, SSS 16. Akbar Sheriff,  CSS and 17.Subbulakshmi, PS

Remaining cases are under process and will be sent shortly.  Please watch our web site regularly for further details.

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DATE:     27/ 11

OBITUARY
 
 
Smt PADMAVATHI , W/O Shri T.N.Subramanian, Trichy  expired yesterday evening (26.11.2016) at Trichy.
 
WE CONVEY  OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCE TO THE BREAVED FAMILY.
 
(T.N.SUBRAMANIAN's mobile number : 9894401670)

DATE:     23/ 11

STATUS OF 78.2% IDA PENSION REVISION CASES:

Dear Members,

The processing of 78.2% IDA Pension Revision cases are all most over.  Further, it is ascertained some cases are sent to DOT Cell for issue of Orders.  Rest of the cases will be sent to DOT Cell during First week of December 2016.

On receipt of 78.2% IDA Pension Arrears members are requested to "DONOTE" liberally to strenthen the Association.

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LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF LIFE CERTIFICATE EXTENDED

DATE:     14/ 11

As per  Government of India,  Ministry of Finance,    Department of Economic Affairs   PRESS RELEASE  dated November 13, 2016, the last date for submission of the annual life certificate for the government pensioners which is to be submitted in November every year has been extended up to January 15, 2017. 

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DATE:     5/ 11

WEDDING BELL:

Chi.S.VINOD, S/o Shri N.Sundaram Weds Sow:B.KARTHIGA on 6th November 2016 at Thiruchengode "Arthanareeswarar Temple".

The Reception will be held at "SOLAYAPPA GOUNDER THIRUMANA MANDAPAM" Attayampatty, Salem at 12.00 PM on 06.11.2016. 

On this auspicious occasion our Pensioners' Association wishes the young couple for their "New journey" in their life

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DATE:     1/ 11

SUBMISSION OF "LIFE CERTIFICATE" FOR LANDLINE TELEPHONE:

 All  pensioners are requested to submit the   "LIFE CERTIFICATE" for their  LAND LINE TELEPHONE connection   to the concerned Commercial Officer of the respective SSA on or before 30.11.2016.

If the life certificate is not submitted then monthly rent will be collected from the pensioner
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DATE:     1/ 11

SUBMISSION OF "LIFE CERTIFICATE" FOR PENSION:

Members are requested to submit their "LIFE CERTIFICATE" on or before 15.11.2016 to the Bank or Post Office where the pension is credited.  If the Pensioner failed  to submit their certificate, the pension will be stopped from December 2016.

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DATE:     31/ 10

RETIREMENT WISHES:

Shri S. Ramamurty, Executive Engineer, BSNL Civil Division, Erode is retiring from service on 31.10.2016.

On  this  occassion our  Pensioners'  Association wishing him  "A HAPPY, JOYFUL, PEACEFUL, HEALTHY AND LONG RETIRED LIFE".

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DATE:     30/ 10

DA INCREASED 2% FOR CENTRAL GOVT PENSIONERS W.E.F 01.07.2016:

The DA 2% hike for all Central Govt Employees/Pensioners w.e.f 01.07.2016, which was duly approved by Central Cabinet.  The orders are yet to be issued.

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DATE:     27/ 10

DEEPAVALI GREETINGS TO OUR MEMBERS:

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DATE:     26/ 10

ORDERS FOR REVISED PENSION/COMMUTATION AS PER 7th PAY COMMISSION:

Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare has issued orders for implementation of Revised Pay/Pension/Coomutation who retired from 01.01.2016 till 04.08.2016 vide Letter No.F.No.42/14/2016--P & PW (G) dated 24.10.2016.

Further, for the payment of difference, the applicant shall not be required to apply afresh.

Click here for orders:26-10-2016-commutation-of-pension-option-for-7th-cpc-first-8-month

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DATE:     25/ 10

OBITUARY:

Shri Zahir Hussain son of  Shri A.Zakkiriyah, Trichy expired today morning (25.10.2016) due to heart attack at Trichy.

DOT-BSNL CEPA convey heartfelt condolences to bereaved family.

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DATE:     13/ 10

5th YEAR AGM & 6th YEAR GET TO-GETHER FUNCTION PHOTO ALBUM:

Dear Members please view the photos of 5th Year AGM and 6th Year Get To-gether function held on 11.09.2016 at Hotel Vijai Paradise, Sai baba colony, Coimbatore. View the photos by clicking the link below:

https://goo.gl/photos/ Z7ZhJTpNhzX3FxB28

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BSNL PROMOTIONAL OFFER UNDER PREPAID MOBILE

DATE:     10/ 10

Promotional Offer on the Occasion of Diwali, under prepaid mobile services. Ltr.No.26-07/2015-T&C-CM 07.10.2016   Click Here

YET ANOTHER ACHIEVEMENT BY BSNL

DATE:     10/ 10

BSNL has made the achievement of providing 20 lakh mobile connections once again in the month of September, 2016. A total of 22,25,569 mobile connections were provided in September, 2016 and has achieved 96.39% target..<<view DO letter from Dir.(CM)>> <<annexure-I>> <<annexure-II>>

DATE:     10/ 10

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DATE:     9/ 10

WEDDING BELL:

Our Member Shri R.Jebaraj (MOB.9444667967) daughter J.IDA DOLLY KAMALYA  weds with M.DAVID GNANARAJ on 11.10.2016 at  "EI SHADDAI HOUSE OF PRAYER' Pozchichalur, Chennai--600 074 between 5.00 PM to 6.00 PM.

On this auspicious occasion our Assn wishes the young couple with our "BLESSINGS"

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DATE:     9/ 10

BONUS FOR 2014-15 FOR BSNL EMPLOYEES – ORDER ISSUED:

 

 

   BSNL Corporate Office issued orders for Productivity Linked Bonus for the BSNL Employees for the year 2014-15 for Rs.3000/- for Executives and Non-Executives.
. This order is applicable to the Pensioners those who were on service during 2014-15.
  Click here for order
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DATE:     9/ 10

We are very much saddened to hear the  message that FATHER of Shri V.R.Sridharan,Coimbatore expired on 8.10.16 at the age of 90 at Chennai.     The ASSOCIATION exresses its heart felt condolence to the bereaved family.
     " MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE AT THE FEET OF ALMIGHTY"
 
 (VR Sridharan Mobile No.9442262462)

IDA ORDER ISSUED

DATE:     6/ 10

REVISION OF IDA W.E.F. 1.10.2016: DPE has issued orders revising IDA w.e.f 1.10.2016 from 114.8% to 120.3% .      

  Click Here for the orders

DATE:     1/ 10

IDA INCREASE  WITH EFFECT FROM 01.10.2016:

IDA increased 5.5% with effect from 01.10.2016, and
the total IDA rate is 120.3%

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DATE:     30/ 9

RETIREMENT WISHES;

The following staff members are retiring from their service on sunperannuation on 30.09.2016. On this occassion our Pensioners' Assn wishing them " A HAPPY, JOYFUL, PEACEFUL, HEALTHY AND LONG RETIRED LIFE".

01. Shri M.Kannan, Executive Engineer (Civil), Chennai

02. Shri N. Narayanaswami, SDE, (Civil), Chennai.

03. Shri Janakiraman, Beldar, Civil Division, Chennai

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GUJARAT CIRCLE INSTRUCTS ALL ITS UNIT TO SETTLE OUTDOOR MEDICAL CLAIMS WITHOUT REFERING TO CGHS RATES

DATE:     20/ 9

GUJARAT TELECOM CIRCLE ISSUED INSTRUCTIONS TO IMPLEMENT BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE ORDER DATED 05.11.2015  WITHOUT IMPOSING ANY RESTRICTION CITING CGHS RATES.

DATE:     15/ 9

BSNL COPORATE  OFFICE ENDORSED DOT ORDERS TO RESCIND 60;40 CONDITION:

The Annual Pension Liability condition of the Government not to exceed 60% of the Annual Receipts to Govt. from the items specified in the DOT letter No.1-45/2003-B dated 15.06.2006 HAS BEEN RESCINDED.

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DATE:     14/ 9

5th Year AGM/CONFERENCE HELD ON 11.09.2016 AT COIMBATORE:

The 5th Year AGM/CONERENCE and 6th Year Get-Together Function were held on 11.09.2016 at Hotel Vijai Paradise, Sai baba Colony, Coimbatore in a Grand manner. Shri S.Kadirvelan, presided over the function, Shri J.Ganesan, Chief Engineer (Civil), BSNL, Tamil Nadu Zone  inaugurated the function and also wished the function a grand success.

Thanks to  All members, office bearers and well-wishers who have participated and extended  their unstinted co-operation and made it a GRAND SUCCESS.

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BSNL UNLIMITED BROAD BAND PLAN @ 1 MBPS SPEED FOR Rs.249 PM

DATE:     14/ 9

BSNL HAS INTRODUCED A FACINATING DEAL OF UNLIMITED BROADBAND @ 1 MPBS SPEED , WITH FREE NIGHT CALLING FACILITES  FOR Rs.299 PER MONTH 

CLICK  <Unlimited Broadband Plan> 

CLICK HERE FOR <Frequently Asked Questions & Solutions>

BSNL ISSUES GUIDELINES ON RECOVERY OF EXCESS/WRONGFUL PAYMENTS

DATE:     14/ 9

Corporate office guidelines on recovery of excess / wrongful payments made to employees of BSNL  <<click here>>
 

BSNL ADDED MORE THAN 2 MILLIONS MOBILE CUSTOMER IN AUG 2016

DATE:     12/ 9

BSNL has provided totally 23,07,301 mobile connections  in August, 2016, whereas the target was 22,30,000. Thus, BSNL has achieved 103% target in providing in mobile connections in the month of August, 2016. 
 

<<view Director (CM’s) letter>>

 

BSNL HAD THE SECOND HIGHEST ADDITION IN MOBILE CUSTMERS IN JUNE 2016.

DATE:     12/ 9

BSNL had the second highest addition of 1.3 million customers, taking its total mobile user base to 89.54 million.

With this, BSNL pipped Aircel to become the fifth largest mobile services company in the country, a position it lost in April 2015. Aircel added 0.67 million new wireless subscribers, taking its total mobile customer base to 88.93 million.

<<View Media Report>>

BSNL BOARD HAS APPROVED AUDITED ACCOUNTS FOR YEAR 2015-16 - LOSS IS REDUCED.

DATE:     12/ 9

Audited Accounts of BSNL for the year 2015-16 approved by BSNL Board.
It is a moment of great satisfaction for all as BSNL is growing under great challenges. 
 
 After 2009-10, highest Revenue. Total Revenue 32,918 crores (Last year it was 28,648 crores).
 
·  Highest operational revenue. Revenue from Operation is 28,449 crores comparing to 27,242 crores of last year.
 
·  Increase in revenue from operations by 4.43%.
 
·  Total revenue increased by 15% mainly due to interest on Income Tax refund, Amount write back etc.
 
·  Losses reduced by 53%, from Rs 8234 crores to 3880 Crores.
 
·  EBITA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization)—3854 crores against 672 crores of last year. This hike in profit is mainly because of the 3400 Crores on Interest on IT refund and Amount write back. Actual increase in revenue from operations will be 3854-3400=454 Crores.
 
·  Employees Expenditure slightly reduced from 54.3% to 54.08%.
 
·  Admin expenditure increased slightly from 39.9% to 40%.
 
·  Least debt Telecom company. BSNL is having only 2500 Crores.
 

INDIA MAY GET 5G WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD

DATE:     12/ 9

India stands a chance to get 5G technology with the rest of the world as the country enters an era of Internet of Things (IoT), Telecom Secretary J S Deepak said on Wednesday.
 
..We got 2G 25 years after the rest of the world, at least after the developed world. We got 3G more than a decade after it became ubiquitous in US, Europe. 4G may be, five years after its global launch. In 5G, we have the chance of being there withthe rest of the world," Deepak said.
 
He added that the probable simultaneous launch of 5G in India along with the rest of the world could be from bridging the gap that had prevailed and the country might as well take a step forward and acquire a leadership position in certain areas asit enters into an era of Internet of Things with connected devices and machines.
<< 5G with the rest of the world >>

DATE:     4/ 9

5th YEAR ANUUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING AT COIMBATORE ON 11.09.2016:

As you all know very well that our Pensioners' Association's 5th Year AGM/CONFERENCE and 6th Year Get Together Function will be held on 11.09.2016 at  "HOTEL VIJAI PARADISE, N.S.R. ROAD, SAIBABA COLONY, COIMBATORE. The arrangements are in full swing for the meet. 

The AGM/CONFERENCE Invitations are despatched to All Members and the Well-Wishers by post and Whatsapp. I hope every one is getting ready to attend the AGM/CONFERENCE and "GRACE' the Occasion.

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DOT ORDERS ON CGHS CONTRIBUTION

DATE:     1/ 9

DOT issues order on contribution payables by BSNL/MTNL pensioners who are willing for CGHS . Click for the Order
 

BSNL RETIRED EXECUTIVES ARE NOW REQUIRED TO PAY ADVANCE RENT FOR STAY IN INSPECTION QRS

DATE:     30/ 8

BSNL has issued orders providing for advance rent from Retired officers of BSNL, MTNL/DOT and other Govt./PSU officers on official visit, for stay in inspection quarters.

  View the letter

DATE:     28/ 8

DISCOUNTS ON MEDICINES BY APOLLO PHARMACY TO BSNL EMPLOYEES/PENSIONERS:

 

BSNL Corporate office has issued orders vide letter No.BSNL/Admn-1/15--14/16 dated 24.08.2016 that the Apollo Hospital Enterprises Ltd has offered "DISCOUNTS ON THE PRODUCTS SOLD FROM THEIR PHARMACY OUTLETS ACROSS THE COUNTRY"

View the letter

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DATE:     19/ 8

78.2% IDA -- ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FROM BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE:

BSNL Corporate office has issued the revised instruction al all Circles for implementation of 78.2% IDA to the Pensioners vide letter No.40--06/2011/Pen (B) (Pt) dated 17.08.2016.

  View BSNL order

DATE:     11/ 8

PENSIONERS' MEDICAL CLAIMS TO BE SETTLED WITHIN A MONTH --CORPORATE OFFICE ISSUED ORDERS;

The Bsnl Corporate office has issued orders on 10.08.2016  to All CGMs the medical claims of pensioners should be settled within a month and the status of claims are also to be informed to them wherever it is sought.

Click here for orders;bsnlmrs-quick-payment-to-pensioners.pdf

 

DATE:     7/ 8

5th AGM/CONFERENCE ON 11.09.2016 AT COIMBATORE:

As you all know well that our 5th AGM will be held on

11.09.2016 (Sunday) at Coimbatore and the arrangements are in progress. The "OUT STATION" members are informing their program for attending the meet and some members required a separate accommodation for their stay at their "OWN COST".

In this connection, this is inform to you that the common accommodation will be provided for the "OUT STATION" members by the Association. If any one required a separate accommodation at their "OWN COST", which may please be informed to the Secretary well in advance for arrangements.

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DATE:     5/ 8

ORDERS ISSUED FOR REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-2016:

The orders issued by DOP vide O.M.No.F.No.38/37/2016--P&PW(A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 for Revision of Pension/Family Pension as per 7th Pay Commission.

---The Minimum Pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016 will be Rs.9000/- per month (Excluding the element of Additional Pension to old Pensioners)

***The upper ceiling on pension/Family Pension will be 50% and 30% respectively on highest pay,

***Separate orders are being issued in respect of employees who retired/died on or after 01.01.2016.

Click here for orders:7th-cpc-pension-revision.pdf

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EXTENSION OF CGHS FACILITIES TO BSNL PENSIONERS

DATE:     5/ 8

BSNL CORPORATES WRITE TO CGMs REGARDING EXTENTION OF CGHS FACILITIES TO RETIRED BSNL EMPLOYEES.  CLICK HERE FOR BSNL LETTER          <<CLICK HERE>>

 

BSNL COPORATES  WRITES      LETTER TO DOT.

 FOR LETTER. <CLICK HERE>> 

FOR  MINUTES OF MEETING  <CLICK HERE>>

DATE:     1/ 8

DA INCREASED  2%  W.E.F. 01.07.2016 FOR CENTRAL GOVT, EMPLOYEES / PENSIONERS:

DA increased 2% from 1st July 2016 for Central employees and pensioners in their new 7th CPC Payscales. 

Further, The Government of India,  Ministry of Finance,  Department of Expenditure, (Implementation Cell, 7th CPC), New Delhi vide Office Memorandum No: 1-5/2016-IC dated the 29th July, 2016 has issued instructions for Implementation  of the 7th Central Pay Commission  fixation of pay and payment of arrears.

Click for Order: .Drawal of 7th CPC Arrears 

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CBDT EXTENDS DATE FOR FILING OF IT RETURN

DATE:     30/ 7

CBDT EXTENDS THE DATE FOR FILING INCOME TAX RETURN FOR ASSESSMENT YEAR 2016- 2017 FROM JULY 31ST TO AUGUST 5TH, 2016 [Refer Order u/s 119 dated 29/07/2016]

BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE ENDORSED DOP ORDERS

DATE:     30/ 7

BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE has endorsed  relevant orders of DOP on Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners-delinking of revised pension from qualifying service of 33 years vide BSNL Order No.40-22/2011-Pen(B) dated 29-7-2016 .

 View the BSNL OFFICE LETTER

DATE:     30/ 7

RETIREMENT WISHES:

 

 

The following Staff Members are retiring from their service on superannuation on 31.07.2016.  On this occasion our Pensioners' Assn wishing them "A HAPPY, JOYFUL, PEACEFUL, HEALTHY AND LONG RETIRED LIFE"

01. K. RATHINASABAPATHY,   EE (Electrical), Coimbatore

02. S. NAGARAJAN, SW (Elect) o/o PCE (Electrical), Chennai

03. G. VIJAYAKUMARAN, Sr.SS. o/o EE, Civil Dn., Chennai

04.  LOGANATHAN,  Beldar,  o/o EE, Civil Divn., Chennai

05.  SARASAMMA, RM o/o SW, (Electrical),  Chennai

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BSNL ENDORSES 78.2 MERGER ORDERS

DATE:     26/ 7

BSNL CORPORATE has endosed DOT'S 78.2 MERGER ORDERS VIDE  BSNL OFFICE ORDER  NO. 40-06/2011-Pen.(B)(Pt.)    dated 26.7.2016 to all Circles. 
 Corporate office orders 
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DATE:     26/ 7

7th PAY COMMISSION REPORT:

The 7th CPC Report, the Gazette Notification issued by Government of India on 25.07.2016.

--The Minimum Pay is Rs.18000/-

--Separate order will be issued by Department of Pension very soon.

Click clear for orders: cpc-notfication.pdf

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DOT RESCINDS 60:40 CONDITION

DATE:     23/ 7

AS PER CABINET DECISION,  DOT VIDE ORDER No 40-13/2013-Pen (T) DATED 20.07.2016 HAS ABOLISHED 60:40 CONDITION .     

Orders Click here 60:40.pdf

 

ORDER ISSUED FOR 78.2 MERGER BY DOT

DATE:     18/ 7

DOT ORDERS VIDE NO.40-13/2013 PEN(T) DT. 18.7.2016 ISSUED FOR GRANTING REVISION OF PENSION OF PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS OF WHO RETIRED FROM BSNL PRIOR TO 10.6.2013 BY ALLOWING THE BENEFIT OF MERGER OF 50% DA/DR WITH BASIC PAY/PENSION, EFFECTIVELY AMOUNTING TO 78.2% DA/DR FOR THE PURPOSE OF FITMENT NOTIONALLY WITH EFFECT FROM  1.1.2007, BUT ACTUAL BENEFIT WILL BE PAID ONLY FROM 10.6.2013 AT PAR WITH SERVING EMPLOYEES OF BSNL .   FOR ORDERS CLICK THE LINK  BELOW.

78.2-order.pdf 

DATE:     18/ 7

37th Annual General Body Meeting of AIFPA:

 

The All India Federation of Pensioners' Associations

37th AGM/Conference will be held on 22nd and 23rd of July 2016 at Alamelumanga Kalyana Mandapam, Radhakrishnan Street, T.Nagar, Chennai--600 017 (Landmark: Behind Agasthiyar Temple).

Our Assn wishing the conference a grand success and Shri C.L, Varghese is deputed to attend the AGM on behalf of our Assn

 

BSNL ENDORSES DOPs REVISED IDA ORDER

DATE:     14/ 7

The Department of Public Enterprises O.M. No 02/0002/2014 /DPE(WC)/GL/X/16 dated 4th July, 2016  for revised IDA rates at 114.8% w.e.f. 01-07-2016, is endorsed by BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE vide  BSNL Circular  No. 1 4-112012-PAT(BSNL) Dated 13th July 2016.
 
 Click here to view

IMPLEMENTATION OF CABINET DECISION ON 78.2 IDA ISSUE

DATE:     13/ 7

In accordance with the Cabinet Decesion on 78.2 IDA merger issue, the necessary orders on implementation of 78.2% IDA merger from1.1 2007 (actual benefit only from 10.6.2013)  for pensioners is under issue at DOT.    The related file has gone to Member (F) from Member (S) DOT yesterday.

 

 

FIXATION OF PAY OF EXECUTIVES FROM 1.1.2007 ON RECOMMENDATION OF II PRC- CLARIFICATION

DATE:     13/ 7

Clarification  issued by BSNL along with earlier clarification are available in the attachment in connection with method of fixation on promotion of executives.

View BSNL letter dated 04.04.2016  Download the model representations

  View BSNL letter dated 19.01.2016  

INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11TH JULY DEFERRED

DATE:     7/ 7

The National Joint Council of Action of the CG Employees has deferred the Indefinite Strike from 11th July. The statement issued by NJCA is given below: 


WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
NJCA Defers Strike on the face of Government Assuring Consideration of Staff Side Views
NJCA UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVES TO DEFER THE INDEFINITE STRIKE
After the meeting with the Home Minister today by the NJCA and further developments leading to issue of a Press Release by the Government of India assuring consideration of the issues raised by the Staff Side relating to the pay scales and other recommendations of the Pay Commission by a High Level Committee, the NJCA has decided to defer the Indefinite Strike in the background of meetings with the Ministers and the assurance by the Government of India.


The Press Release by the Government today is reproduced below:
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

06-July-2016 20:50 IST
Government assures Representatives of Unions representing employees of the Central Government that the issues raised by them relating to the pay scales and other recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission would be considered by a High Level Committee.

Representatives of Unions representing employees of the Central Government had met the Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley and the Minister for Railways Sh. Suresh Prabhu in the evening of 30th June, 2016.

They had requested that certain issues raised by them in relation to the pay scales and other recommendations of the Pay Commission be allowed to be raised before a Committee of Secretaries looking into different aspects of grievances of employees in relation to the Pay Commission recommendations.

The Ministers assured the Union leaders that the issues raised by them would be considered by a High Level Committee.”

DATE:     7/ 7

MODEL CALCULATION TABLE FOR 78.2% IDA ARREARS:

It is easy to prepare a Table for pre-2007 retirees.
  The post-2007 retirees, it is not so simple and easy. The date of increment etc. have to be added.
However, we are uploading two Tables prepared by Com. Narasimhan of Chennai STR Division. pre-2007-pensioners-table1.xls post-2007-78.2-arrears.xls
(Courtesy:Shri Narasimhan of STR Division, Chennai)

DATE:     6/ 7

WEDDING BELL:
Our Member Shri P.V. Siva Sankaran son Selvan:S.Bharat  WEDS  Selvi:C.Preethi
on 11.07.2016 (Monday) at Chennai.

RECEPTION: On 10.07.2016 at  6.00  PM
VENUE:Thirumal Thirumagal Vasanth Mahal,
           No.07--B, M.T.H. Road, Padi, Chennai--50
           (Near saravana Stores)


DPE order on IDA w.e.f. 01-07-2016

DATE:     6/ 7

Department of Public Enterprises issued  IDA orders on 4.7.2016  enhancing  IDA to 114.8%  effective from 01.07.2016.

Union Cabinet approves Revision of pension of BSNL Pensioners Removing Anomalies:

DATE:     5/ 7

Official Press release from Cabinet secretariat after today’s cabinet meeting

Cabinet approves Revision of pension of BSNL Pensioners Removing Anomalies The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revision of pension of BSNL pensioners and family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/ Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment, and (ii) Modifying the liability of BSNL towards the payment of pensionary benefits to the retired employees.

The pension of BSNL pensioners/family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 has been revised w.e.f. 01.01.2007 notionally with actual benefit w.e.f. 10.06.2013, by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/ Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment at par with the serving employees of BSNL. However, increase in the amount of DCRG, leave encashment and commutation of pension in respect of these pensioners shall not be increased on this account.

The pension liability in respect of employees of Department of Telecommunications (DOT) / Department of Telecom Services (DTS) / Department of Telecom Operations (DTO) who retired prior to 01.10.2000 is solely borne by Government of India and the BSNL will have no liability in respect of these employees. In respect of employees who are absorbed in BSNL, the liability on account of pensionary benefits shall be fully borne by Government while BSNL will continue to discharge pension liability by way of pension contribution in accordance with FR-116 for the period they so work/worked.

The revision entails an estimated recurring annual expenditure of approximately Rs 129.63 crore for pensioners and Rs 24.93 crore for family pensioners and arrears from 2013-14 would be Rs 239.92 crore approximately for pensioners and Rs 44.62 Crore approximately for family pensioners. Approximately118500 pensioners all over India will be benefitted by this revision.

This revision will fulfill the long pending demand of revision of pension of BSNL absorbed employees who retired prior to 10.06.2013 and will bring the pensioners at par with the serving employees of BSNL by removing the anomalies. It will help in reducing the financial burden of BSNL and removing prospects of industrial unrest in BSNL while fulfilling the commitment of Government.

Background:

The decision of the Cabinet has come in the wake of an anomalous situation created in the difference of pension formula among the BSNL retirees who retired before and after 10.06.2013. Further, the decision regarding pensionary liability is on persistent demand from various quarters and a series of deliberations at different levels to fulfill the assurance given by the Government before corporatization i.e. before formation of BSNL.

 

CENTRAL DEARNESS ALLOWANCE /DEARNESS RELIEF TOBE INCREASED BY 7% FROM 01.07.2016

DATE:     4/ 7

AS PER CONSUMER PRICE INDEX RELEASED BY LABOUR BUREAU THE DA/DR FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS IS TO BE INCREASED BY 7% FROM 1ST JULY, 2016.

78.2% PENSION REVISION : NO NEED OF ANXIETY

DATE:     3/ 7


YESTERDAY  PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS REPRESENTATI VES MET   SHRI ANANTHAKUMAR, HONOURABLE   MINISTER FOR FERTILIZERS AND CHEMICALS, AND EXPRESSED OUR PENSIONERS ANXIETY REGARDING 78.2% IN THE BACKDROP OF CABINET APPROVAL FOR 7th CPC AND NO INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CASE.    SHRI ANANTHAKUMAR ASSURED THAT THERE IS NO NEED FOR ANY ANXIETY AND OUR CASE IS UNDER ACTIVE CONSIDERATION OF CABINET. 
LET US HOPE, WE MAY GET FAVOURABLE ANNOUNCEMENT NEXT WEEK.

DATE:     30/ 6

RETIREMENT WISHES:

Shri P.Mohan, EE (Civil), Chennai who is retiring to-day (30.06.2016) on superannuation. Our Assn wishes him "A HAPPY AND LONG RETIRED LIFE"

DATE:     30/ 6

IDA WITH EFFECT FROM 01.07.2016:

IDA increased 2.4% with effect from 01.07.2016,
The total IDA rate is 114.8%.


CENTRAL GOVT STAFF AND PENSIONERS PROTEST

DATE:     30/ 6

The central government has released its decision on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. It is nothing short of the mountain delivering a rat. The Joint Action Committee of central government employees and also the pensioners organisations  and NCCPA had termed the recommendations disappointing and retrograde. They had sought some reasonable modifications and had declared an indefinite strike from July 11, 2016 if the demands are not conceded. But the government did not take any initiative to have a bilateral discussion with the NJCA. The discussion held with the Cabinet Secretary was futile as the Cabinet Secretary remained non committal on all the issues. But the media hype was very active and so many rumours were spread that the minimum pay recommended may be enhanced from Rs. 18,000 to Rs.22,000 so that the fitment rate be increased from 2.57 to 3.

But with the declaration of the government all such expectations are shattered.

There is no increase in the minimum pay and the fitment.

It is yet to be known whether the option I which ensures pension parity to the pensioners to a certain extent is accepted or not.

So from the initial reports it seems that the government completely ignored the demands of the NJCA and opted for a show down.


NCCPA has called upon all affiliates to organise immediate protest demonstration condemning the decisions of cabinet to reject basic modifications sought in VII CPC report by CG Employees and Pensioners. Even OPtion No.1 of pension refixation recommended by VII CPC is not accepted but referred to committee. 
Statement by NCCPA is under issue.

DATE:     30/ 6

7th PAY COMMISSION REPORT:
                        The Cabinet approves Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on pay and pensionary benefits. It will come into effect from 01.01.2016.

In the past, the employees had to wait for 19 months for the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations at the time of 5th CPC, and for 32 months at the time of implementation of 6th CPC. However, this time, 7th CPC recommendations are being implemented within 6 months from the due date. The Cabinet has also decided that arrears of pay and pensionary benefits will be paid during the current financial year (2016-17) itself, unlike in the past when parts of arrears were paid in the next financial year.
 The recommendations will benefit over 1 crore employees. This includes over 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.

 HIGHLIGHTS:
 1. The present system of Pay Bands and Grade Pay has been dispensed with and a new Pay Matrix as recommended by the Commission has been approved. The status of the employee, hitherto determined by grade pay, will now be determined by the level in the Pay Matrix. Separate Pay Matrices have been drawn up for Civilians, Defence Personnel and for Military Nursing Service. The principle and rationale behind these matrices are the same.

 2. All existing levels have been subsumed in the new structure; no new levels have been introduced nor has any level been dispensed with. Index of Rationalisation has been approved for arriving at minimum pay in each Level of the Pay Matrix depending upon the increasing role, responsibility and accountability at each step in the hierarchy.

 3. The minimum pay has been increased from Rs. 7000 to 18000 p.m. Starting salary of a newly recruited employee at lowest level will now be Rs. 18000 whereas for a freshly recruited Class I officer, it will be Rs. 56100. This reflects a compression ratio of 1:3.12 signifying that pay of a Class I officer on direct recruitment will be three times the pay of an entrant at lowest level.

 4. For the purpose of revision of pay and pension, a fitment factor of 2.57 will be applied across all Levels in the Pay Matrices. After taking into account the DA at prevailing rate, the salary/pension of all government employees/ pensioners will be raised by at least 14.29 % as on 01.01.2016.

 5. Rate of increment has been retained at 3 %. This will benefit the employees in future on account of higher basic pay as the annual increments that they earn in future will be 2.57 times than at present.

 6. The Cabinet approved further improvements in the Defence Pay Matrix by enhancing Index of Rationalisation for Level 13A (Brigadier) and providing for additional stages in Level 12A (Lieutenant Colonel), 13 (Colonel) and 13A (Brigadier) in order to bring parity with Combined Armed Police Forces (CAPF) counterparts at the maximum of the respective Levels.
 7. Some other decisions impacting the employees including Defence & Combined Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel include: · Gratuity ceiling enhanced from Rs. 10 to 20 lakh. The ceiling on gratuity will increase by 25 % whenever DA rises by 50 %. · A common regime for payment of Ex-gratia lump sum compensation for civil and defence forces personnel payable to Next of Kin with the existing rates enhanced from Rs. 10-20 lakh to 25-45 lakh for different categories. · Rates of Military Service Pay revised from Rs. 1000, 2000, 4200 & 6000 to 3600, 5200, 10800 & 15500 respectively for various categories of Defence Forces personnel. · Terminal gratuity equivalent of 10.5 months of reckonable emoluments for Short Service Commissioned Officers who will be allowed to exit Armed Forces any time between 7 and 10 years of service. · Hospital Leave, Special Disability Leave and Sick Leave subsumed into a composite new Leave named ‘Work Related Illness and Injury Leave’ (WRIIL). Full pay and allowances will be granted to all employees during the entire period of hospitalization on account of WRIIL.

8. The Cabinet also approved the recommendation of the Commission to enhance the ceiling of House Building Advance from Rs. 7.50 lakh to 25 lakh. In order to ensure that no hardship is caused to employees, four interest free advances namely Advances for Medical Treatment, TA on tour/transfer, TA for family of deceased employees and LTC have been retained. All other interest free advances have been abolished.

 9. The Cabinet also decided not to accept the steep hike in monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) recommended by the Commission. The existing rates of monthly contribution will continue. This will increase the take home salary of employees at lower levels by Rs. 1470. However, considering the need for social security of employees, the Cabinet has asked Ministry of Finance to work out a customized group insurance scheme for Central Government Employees with low premium and high risk cover.

 10. The general recommendations of the Commission on pension and related benefits have been approved by the Cabinet. Both the options recommended by the Commission as regards pension revision have been accepted subject to feasibility of their implementation. Revision of pension using the second option based on fitment factor of 2.57 shall be implemented immediately. A Committee is being constituted to address the implementation issues anticipated in the first formulation. The first formulation may be made applicable if its implementation is found feasible after examination by proposed Committee which is to submit its Report within 4 months.

 11. The Commission examined a total of 196 existing Allowances and, by way of rationalization, recommended abolition of 51 Allowances and subsuming of 37 Allowances. Given the significant changes in the existing provisions for Allowances which may have wide ranging implications, the Cabinet decided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances. The Committee will complete its work in a time bound manner and submit its reports within a period of 4 months. Till a final decision, all existing Allowances will continue to be paid at the existing rates.

 12. The Cabinet also decided to constitute two separate Committees (i) to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of National Pension System (NPS) and (ii) to look into anomalies likely to arise out of implementation of the Commission’s Report.

 13. Apart from the pay, pension and other recommendations approved by the Cabinet, it was decided that the concerned Ministries may examine the issues that are administrative in nature, individual post/ cadre specific and issues in which the Commission has not been able to arrive at a consensus.

 14. As estimated by the 7th CPC, the additional financial impact on account of implementation of all its recommendations in 2016-17 will be Rs. 1,02,100 crore. There will be an additional implication of Rs. 12,133 crore on account of payments of arrears of pay and pension for two months of 2015-16.

OUR ISSUES IN THE SCOVA MEETING

DATE:     29/ 6

Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies met on 28-6-2016.The Minister for Personnel and Pension Dr Jitendra Singh attended it for few minutes only. Com. K B Krishna Rao of Karnataka P&T Pensioners Association and Com. D Balasubramanian of Chennai based Federation of Central Pensioners raised our cases in the said meeting:

78.2%: Secretary, Pension informed that a favourable Cabinet Note is submitted to Cabinet on 78.2% case for BSNL retirees.

Pension Anomaly: DoT representative assured that this case would be settled within one month. It was pointed out that several times such assurances were given but not kept up. Then DoT Representative assured again that this time it would be definitely done.

DATE:     29/ 6

GENERAL-CUM-EXECUTIVE MEETING:

The General-cum-Executive Meeting will be held on
02.07.2016 at 17.00 Hrs at Hotel Vijai Paradise, Saibaba Colony, Coimbatore.  All Members are requested to attend the meeting.

CABINET DECISION ON SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION IS LIKELY IN THE FIRST WEEK OF JULY 2016

DATE:     22/ 6

Some media, close to the Finance Ministry, reports that The Empowered Committee of Secretaries, headed by Cabinet Secretary, met on last Tuesday and prepared its report.  Finance Ministry is preparing the Cabinet Note on it. It is further reported that Cabinet may take a decision in the  first week of July.

BSNL NOTIFIED THE RECRUITMENT OF 2700 Junior Engineers (TTAs) from OPEN MARKET.

DATE:     22/ 6

Starting of online Application  : 10.07.2016

Last date of online Registration: 10.08.2016

Date of Online test             : 25.09.2016

DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE IN  WEB SITE  WWW.BSNL.CO.IN 

SCOVA MEETING TO BE HELD ON 27-06-2016.

DATE:     22/ 6

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has notified that the 28th Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) will be held under the chairmanship of Minister of State ( Personnel and Pension) at 11 AM on 27-06-2016 in New Delhi.

5th YEAR ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING AT COIMBATORE

DATE:     20/ 6

As decided in our EXECUTIVE MEETING held on 13.04.2106  at Hotel Kanchi, Chennai,      the next (i.e. 5th AGM)  ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING/Conference and the 6th Year Get-Together Function of our ASSOCIATION will be held on 11.09.2016 at "HOTEL VIJAI PARADISE",NSR Road, Sai Baba Colony, COIMBATORE-11. Invitation will follow.

As desired by most of our members during the  Executive Meeting held on 13.04.2016 at Chennai, "ONE DAY" picnic program also arranged on 12.09.2016 at their OWN COST.   Those who are desirous of availing the opportunity may enlist their name.   The details of "PICNIC" will be  posted  separately.

Further, the "OUT-STATION" Members are requested to Book their Train or Bus Tickets well in advance accordingly.

CABINET NOTE SENT TODAY

DATE:     17/ 6

THE  FINAL FAIR COPY OF CABINET NOTE ON 78.2% AFTER ADDING NECESSARY MODIFICATION/CORRECTION  AS SUGGESTED BY CABINET SECRETARIAT AND PMO OFFICE ALONG WITH HINDI TRANSLATION HAS FINALLY  BEEN SENT TO CABINET SECRETARIAT TODAY .

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO GO ON INDEFINITE STRIKE

DATE:     17/ 6

SECRETARY, OF NATIONAL JOINT ACTION COUNCIL OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES HAS WRITTEN A LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER ON 14TH JUNE 2016 STATING THAT THE ACTION COUNCIL IS FIRM ON THEIR DECISION TO GO ON INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11TH JULY 2016 BECAUSE ALL THE PLEAS OF THE CENTRAL STAFF HAVE GONE TO DEAF EARS.


Some of the demands in the charter pertain to pension.They are:

(a) Parity between the past and present pensioners to be brought about on the basis of the 7th CPC recommendations with the modification that basis of computation to be the pay level of the post / grade/ scale of pay from which one retired; whichever is beneficial.

(b) Pension to be 60% of the last pay drawn in the case of all eligible persons who have completed the requisite number of years of service.

(c) The family pension to be 50% of the last pay drawn.

(d) Enhance the pension and family pension by 5% after every five years

(e) Commuted value of pension to be restored after 10 years or attaining the age of 70, whichever is earlier. Gratuity calculation to be on the basis of 25 days in the month as against 30 days as per the Gratuity Act.

(f) Fixed medical allowance for those pensioners not covered by CGHS and REHS to be increased to Rs. 2000 p.m.

(g) Provide one increment on the last day in service if the concerned employee has completed six months or more from the date of grant of last increment.

(h) Exclude the Central Government employees from the ambit of the National Pension Scheme (NPS) and extend the defined benefit pension scheme to all those recruited after 1.1.2004.

FULL PENSION ON 10 (TEN) YEAR SERVICE

DATE:     17/ 6

The Central Pension Accounting Office under Ministry of Finance has issued a new clarification on 13th June 2016 making it very clear that

1. All those pensioners who were drawing monthly pension after completion of 10 years qualifying service before 1-1-2006 are eligible for benefit in term of OM dated 6-4-2016.

2. These orders are not applicable to those absorbee pensioners who had got 100% lump-sum in lieu of their monthly pension on absorption in PSUs etc during 1973-1995. (No such people in BSNL).

3. Absorbee pensioners who are receiving full monthly pension would continue to be covered by the OM dated 1-9-2008 and 6-4-2016. (This includes BSNL retirees)

Hence it is now very clear that all the pensioners who retired with less than 33 years of qualifying but with at least 10 years service are eligible to get full normal pension, even if they were getting more than the minimum pension.

.BSNL retirees are also eligible to get it. There is no doubt in the above order from CPAO as DoT created some doubt in its OM dated 3-6-2016.

DATE:     14/ 6

78.2% IDA MERGER ISSUE:


The file pertains to 78.2% IDA Merger issue has been cleared by DOT, Secretary and the same will be sent to Cabinet Secretariat shortly for further action.


THIRD PAY REVISION COMMITTEE

DATE:     13/ 6

The Department of Public Enterprises has constituted Third Pay Revision Committee:

Retired Justice Satish Chandra is the Chairman. Retired IAS officer Jugal Mohapatra, Economist Prof. Manoj Panda and retired NTPC Officer Shailendra Pal Singh are members. PRC has to submit report within six months and same will come to effect from 1-1-2017. 

JEEVAN PRAMAAN

DATE:     13/ 6

Some information about Digital Life Certificate registration facility, are given below in the link file.


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DATE:     10/ 6

De-linking of 33 Years of Qualifying Service for grant of Full Pension:



DOT has issued clarification on 03.06.2016 stating that the De-linking of 33 years of Q.S for grant of full pension will be applicable to BSNL Pensioners also.


  

DATE:     10/ 6

78.2% IDA MERGER ISSUE:


It is learnt the file is with DOT, Secretary for his signature. Let us hope, the file will be cleared by him during next week, then it will go to Cabinet Secretariat.

28th SCOVA MEETING POSTPONED TO 27TH JUNE, 2016

DATE:     13/ 5


Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, has issued notification for postponement of 28th Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) scheduled to be held on 16th May 2016 to 27th June 2016 .

 

IDA MERGER ISSUE 78.2%:

DATE:     13/ 4


As we understand,  on Friday, 06.05.2016, itself the Cabinet Memo has been sent to the 
Cabinet Secretariat and PMO by the Pension cell of DOT.
 It contains the following proposal for approval of the Union Cabinet :
 1)      For Pre 2007 Pensioners: Their pension will be notionally revised by merging 78.2% IDA as on 1-1-2007 but the revised pension will be actually paid from 10-06-2013

2)      For Post 2007 Pensioners: Their pay will be notionally revised from 1-1-2007, which will also revise their last pay drawn notionally. The pension will be revised accordingly from their date of retirement but will be actually paid from 10-06-2013.

 3)  Annulment of following provision which was earlier approved in 2005 by the Cabinet:
 “the annual pension liability of the government in respect of employees of DoT/DTS/DTO who retired prior to 1.10.2000 and those who have worked or working in BSNL on deemed deputation and for those who are absorbed in BSNL, shall not exceed 60% of annual receipts to the Government from (i) Dividend income from MTNL/BSNL, (ii) Licence fee from MTNL/BSNL, and (iii) Corporate Tax/Excise Duty/Service tax paid by BSNL. If the annual pension liability exceeds the figure 60%, the balance amount is to be paid by BSNL.”

FULL PENSION FOR THOSE RETIRED WITH LESS THAN 33 YEARS OF QUALIFYING SERVICE

DATE:     13/ 5

         As reported earlier, the Department of Pension issued an OM on 6th April 2016 stating that all those who retired before 1-1-2006 with less than 33 years of qualifying service are also entitled to get full pension, at par with post-2006 pensioners. The said Office Memorandum is now endorsed by Department of Telecom on 5-5-2016.

 

DATE:     3/ 5

STATUS OF  MERGER  OF 78.2% IDA ISSUE:

All the Administrative formalities and procedural in respect of merger of 78.2% IDA issue are over. Now, the "CABINET NOTE" will be sent to Cabinet Secretariat for further disposal.

DATE:     31/ 5

RETIREMENT WISHES
To-day (31.05.2016) the following "FRIENDS" who are "RETIRING" on superannuation.

01. SHRI D.PITCHAI MANI, EE (Civil), Madurai
02. SHRI.MANNI HEMABUSHNAM, SDE (Civil), Chennai
03. SHRI RAJARAJAN, Section Supervisor,
      O/o EE, Civil Division, Chennai
04. SHRI M.C. RADHA KRISHNAN, Plumber
      O/o EE, Civil Division, Coimbatore
05. SMT R.K. SHAKILA, Section Supervisor,
     O/o EE, Civil Division, Coimbatore

"RETIREMENT" means "ENJOYMENT".

 Our DOT-BSNL CEPA wishes them "A HAPPAY, HEALTHY, JOYFUL, PEACEFUL AND LONG RETIRED LIFE"

DATE:     22/ 4

Today Secretary met CAO (Estt) o/o PGM, Coimbatore
and discussed the following issues pending for settlement.

1) Reconciling the wrong credit of medical bill payment of Shri M.Subramaniam and Shri A.Ramasamy with Circle office and settle the same
at an early date.

2) The Time bound pay fixation arrears case of Ms Hilda Pakkianathan which is under process and request him to settle early

DATE:     15/ 4

VENUE FOR 5th AGM/CONFERENCE:

The venue for 5th AGM/CONFERENCE IS fixed as COIMBATORE in the Executive Meeting held on 13.04.2016 at Hotel Kanchi, Chennai and the same will be conducted during September 2016

DATE:     15/ 4

IDA W.E.F 01.04.2016:

There is no increase in IDA w.e.f. 01.04.2016

DATE:     13/ 4

DE-LINKING OF REVISED PENSION OF PRE-2006 PENSIONERS WITH LESS THAN 33 YEARS OF SERVICE:

The Revision of Pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f 01.01.2006, in no case, shall be lower than 50% of minimum of pay plus Grade Pay from which the pensioner had retired without pro-rata reduction of pension even if they had qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of Retirement.
The arrears of revised pension would be payable w.e.f 01.01.2006 vide DOP & PW OM No.38/37/08-P & PW (A) dated 06.04.2006.






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