The second biennial circle conference of Haryana has been held successfully at Karnal on 08-12-2016. Com. K.S.Kataria, Circle President presided over the conference. Com.Kuldeep Singh, CHQ Organising Secretary welcomed the gathering. Com.H.K.Sharma, Circle Secretary presented a brief report. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor inaugurated the conference. In his elaborate inaugural address, Com.Namboodiri covered almost all the issues of pensioners, including the struggles waged by AIBDPA and the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations for achieving 78.2% IDA merger and annulment of 60:40 condition for payment of pensionary benefits, retrograde 7th Pay commission recommendations and refusal to implement option 1, automatic pension revision from 01-01-2017, the danger posed by the PFRDA Act, necessity to protect BSNL etc. Com.M.S.Kadian, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU exhorted to strengthen AIBDPA by forming district units where ever not yet formed and enrolling maximum pensioners. Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary spoke on the formation of AIBDPA and its 7 years systematic and different style of functioning, conducting sustained struggles,for the settlement of the genuine demands of both BSNL and DoT pensioners. Comrades from each district participated in the discussion that followed.

Office bearers were elected unanimously with Com.M.S.Kadian (Patron), Com.Kuldeep Singh (President) and Com.H.K.Sharma (Circle Secretary)

Karnal comrades made excellent arrangements for the successful conduct of the conference. (Courtesy: aibdpa.com)

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