Hundreds of BSNL employees are retiring every month on superannuation. These comrades have given life-long service to the nation and the people. Though the Government made all efforts to disinvest and later privatise BSNL, it is these comrades who stood fast and thick with the union and stopped both in BSNL. Through the sustained struggles organised under the leadership of BSNLEU, all these comrades have benefitted also through a good wage revision, Promotion Policy etc. Now these comrades are retiring.
On behalf of BSNLEU and AIBDPA and on my behalf I salute all the retiring comrades and wish them all the best in their future life.
The thinking that there is no valuable life after retirement is no more valid. There IS a life after retirement and that too precious. The world require your service as senior citizens. Your valuable experience should benefit the society. You are getting a somewhat good pension. But there is threat to it from the neo-liberalisation-privatisation policy.
To protect yourself and your family, to protect the pension and pensionary benefits, you require an organisation. Yes, fortunately it is there. It is the All India BSNL DOT Pensioners Association, which has been organising struggles on behalf of the pensioners and retirees. You should be part of this great family of pensioners. Whether you are executive or Non-Executive, whether you have been member of any union while in service – it does not matter. All are members in the AIBDPA.
We welcome all of you to become members of this mighty association of Pensioners. We Heartily welcome you!
With Best Wishes to you and your family.
V.A.N.Namboodiri Advisor AIBDPA and