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The beautiful Palace city of Mysuru in Karnataka witnessed effective deliberations, active discussions and appropriate decisions. The occasion was the Central Executive Committee Meeting held at Com.M.P.Kunhanandan Nagar in Regional Telecom Training Centre on 23rd and 24th February, 2017. The CEC started with hoisting of National Flag by Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri , Advisor and AIBDPA flag by Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary. Thereafter the participants paid homage to the martyrs. The Open session at 11AM on 23-02-2017 was inaugurated by Com.K.K.N.Kutty, Secretary General, NCCPA. He narrated the developments in connection with the 7th Pay Commission recommendations and the nefarious and treacherous game by the central government to deny the genuine modifications sought by the National Joint Action Council. He came down heavily on the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare for rejecting Option 1, the only positive recommendations for the pensioners. In this context the decision of Confederation for a one day strike is most justified and the pensioners have to support it. Com.S.Mohandoss, Vice President presided. Delivering the Key note address, Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri while congratulating the comrades for the growth of AIBDPA as a mighty organisation of pensioners, he appealed to further strengthen it by enrolling more pensioners. He also explained the efforts of CHQ to achieve mandatory pension revision from 01-01-2017. Coms.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary, C.K.Gundanna, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, H.V.Sudarshan, Organising Secretary, BSNLEU CHQ and G.G.Patil, AGS addressed the open session. Com.N.Vijayakumar, Chairman, Reception Committee welcomed the gathering and Com.S.A.Bilagi, Circle Secretary, Karnataka proposed vote of thanks. The subject session started at 1430hrs on 23-02-2017 continued upto 1600hrs on 24-02-2017 with the usual breaks. Coms.S.Mohandoss, Supriya Mitra and S.V.Shrivastava, Vice Presidents jointly presided. Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary and Com.R.Aravindakshan Nair, Treasurer presented the report and accounts, respectively. 26 comrades participated in the discussion and raised various issues in a matured manner.Coms.V.A.N.Namboodiri and K.G.Jayaraj replied appropriately after which the report and accounts were adopted. The CEC decided to launch a phased program of agitation on the demands identified in the charter of demands, including Mandatory Pension Revision consequent on pay revision in BSNL from 01-01-2017, 50% IDA merger, Fixed Monthly Medical Allowance, implementation of Option 1 etc, as follows.

Campaign Week- Last week of March,

2017 Call Attention day_ 20 April, 2017 and

Mass Dharna at SSA level- 25 May, 2017

Resolutions were adopted on important issues. CEC congratulated the Recepetion Committee led by Com.N.Vijayakumar and Basavaraju and effectively guided by Coms.C.K.Gundanna and G.G.Patil for the excellent arrangements for the successful conduct of the CEC.