The 2nd District Conference of AIBDPA was held on 15th September 2016 at the BSNL Conference Hall, Ludhiana. More than 50 delegates participated. The District President, Com. S.K.Thamman presided. Com. Pritam Chand, District Secretary AIBDPA welcomed and comrades garlanded the guests and office-bearers. Coms. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor, AIBDPA, Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU, Tarsem Singh, Circle Secretary AIBDPA, Darshan Singh District President, BSNLEU, Avtar Singh, DS, BSNLEU, Shingara Singh ACS BSNLEU, Amarjit Chander, ADS BSNLEU, Budh Singh, Circle Treasurer and other leaders addressed. Com. Namboodiri in his speech narrated the struggles organised by AIBDPA, BSNLEU and Forum on the demand of 78.2% IDA pension fixation and the glorifying role of the AIBDPA in settling the same. He congratulated the pensioners for their active participation. He also mentioned about the major demands of the pensioners, about the role of the senior citizens in the society and the contributions of AIBDPA in this respect. During the last 7 years of its existence, AIBDPA has grown and is the biggest pensioners organisation in BSNL. It is part of the NCCPA and Trade Union International (Pensioners and Retirees). Com. Namboodiri called upon the delegates to strengthen the organisation.
The report and accounts presented by the Dist. Secretary and Treasurer were approved. The office bearers were elected with Com.K.S.Thaman as President and Com.Pritam Chand as District Secretary.