Coms.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor, K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary and G.B.Salakki, former CHQ Treasurer met Shri.S.K.Jain, DDG (Estt), DoT on 06-09-2018 and had a detailed discussion on BSNL pension revision. General Secretary informed the DDG on the feedback he got from DP P&PW when he met the Director and other officers on 30-08-2018. The delegation urged the DDG to forward the reply to the Pension Department and the DDG stated that it is being processed.
Thereafter, they met Shri.Ravi Kant, Member (Service) and apprised the position and requested his intervention in sending the reply to the Pension Department and early settlement of pension revision. The Member (Service) assured to do the needful. (AIBDPA Website)
Com.K.G.Jayaraj General Secretary met Shri.S.K.Jain, DDG (Estt), Department of Telecom on 20-08-2018 and discussed the issue of immediate pension revision from 01-01-2017 with 15% fitment recommended by the 3rd PRC and approved by the government, delinking the wage revision in BSNL.
The DDG stated that on our demand of pension revision without waiting for wage revision, necessary approval was sought from Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare. However DOP& PW has replied seeking certain clarifications which will be dealt with in due course.
It is a matter of pride that the Central Head Quarters of AIBDPA will be functioning with immediate effect from the historic Dada Ghosh Bhawan , New Delhi and the postal address is given below;
ALL INDIA BSNL DOT PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION,
Central Head Quarters, Dada Ghosh Bhawan
2151/1, New Patel Nagar,
New Delhi- 110008.
(Courtesy: AIBDPA website)
It has been decided that the 3rd Triennial All India Conference of All India BSNL DOT Pensioners Association (AIBDPA) , will be held at Kolkata on 23-24, February, 2019. The date has been fixed in consultation with the reception committee, which has already started the initial work. The CEC held at Chennai has decided to organise the AIC in such a way that it will be a historical conference.
The National Executive of NCCPA was held effectively at EB Guest Hose, Chennai on 05-08-2018. Com. S. S. Roy, Working President presided in the forenoon session, followed by Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra, President. Com.K.K.N.Kutty briefly spoke on the agenda issues and the National Executive discussed the issues with all seriousness. Participating in the discussion, Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary raised the issues of organizing followup action after the 25-10-2017, Pension revision of BSNL pensioners with effect from 01-01-2017 with 15% fitment on IDA pattern , delinking the wage revision, Attempts by BSNL management to curtail the medical facilities and our demand of Rs.2000 as monthly medical allowance, Option 1 ,Exemption of pension from income tax, denial of full pension to pre 2006 retirees with less than 33 years service and the CGHS issues. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor and Patron, NCCPA, K.Raghavendran, General Secretary, AIPRPA and a host of leaders, representing various constituent organisations spoke.
A four phased programme of action was decided to be conducted as a followup action for the settlement of the 10 point charter of demands.
Mass campaign in Ocober- November, 2018
Post card campaign- December, 2018
Statewide Dharna – January, 2019 and
Mass Dharna at New Delhi in March, 2019.
The National Executive authorised the Secretariat to finalise the details with the exact dates.
Decision was also taken to increase the price of the NCCPA News Letter to Rs.6 and to widen the subscriber base.
On exemption of pension from income tax, the National Executive decided to demand exemption of pensioners with an annual income of Rs,5 lakh from income tax.
Com.Shiv Gopal Mishra briefed on the outcome of the meeting of NJCA held 17th July, 2018 and stated that another meeting is slated to be held on 18th August, 2018 to review the progress on the important issues and will take appropriate decision including revival of indefinite strike.
The resolution moved by Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri demanding pension of Rs.1000 for all the workers in the country of above 60 years , was adopted unanimously.
After thorough discussion it was decided to explore the possibilities of approaching the court on the issue of Option 1. (Courtesy: AIBDPA)
Now that the Minister Communications have already agreed for the wage revision of BNL employees, it is for the BSNL Management to take up urgent measures to proceed with the wage negotiation and finalise it within a short time. The workers are agitated in the undue delay.
Since the government is to pay finalise the pension revision, it need not wait for the wage revision. Once the III PRC has recommended 15% fitment, the pension can be revised on the same basis on IDA pattern.
Delay means denial of justice, especially in the case of pensioners. This is one section who can not wait. The government has to act immediately.
AIBDPA, the Association of Pensioners in BSNL, has extended full solidarity and called upon its members to participate in full strength in the programme.
Kozhikode District Branch of AIBDPA, BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF oraganized a well participated meeting in connection with the 2nd death anniversary of Com.M.P.Kunhanandan, former CHQ Treasurer on 18-06-2018 at Saroj Bhawan, Kozhikode. The house paid homage to the memory of Com. MPK. Com. V,A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor AIBDPA delivered the commemorative address. Com. B.Suresh Babu (State Library Council) spoke on the subject , ” Left alternative against globalisation “. Com.M.Vijayakumar, National Organising Secretary, BSNLEU controlled the proceedings. Com.P.V.Chandrasekharan, District Secretary AIBDPA welcomed the participants and Com. P.P.Asokan, Secretary BSNLCCWF proposed vote of thinks. Com.P.K.Vineetha,wife of Com. Kunhanandan and family members were present.