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)
NATIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE
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Dated 18th October, 2017
Due to the judicial intervention and the unhelping attitude of the Delhi Police, we are constrained to shift the venue of our Dharna Programme slated for 25th October, 2017 from Jantar Mantar, New Delhi to Meghdhoot Bhawan, Puza Road, New Delhi. Meghdhoot Bhawan is located at Puza Road (Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Road) and on the metro line between Rajiv Chowk (Cannaught Place) and Dwaraka. The nearest Metro Station is Jhandewalan and is less than 2 kms from Rajiv chowk. Those who come from Rajiv Chowk may please get down at Jhandewalan and walk back a few steps to reach Meghdhoot Bhawan and similarly those come from Dwaraka side, may also get down at Jhandewalan and walk a few steps ahead towards Rajiv Chowk. The Dharna will commence at 11.00 AM and we shall conclude the same latest by 3.30 PM. Meghdhoot Bhawan is just opposite to Pillar No. 56 of Rajiv Chowk-Dwaraka metro line. Those who do require accommodation for 25th night, may kindly contact Com. Deep Chand, Com. Shankar Pal Singh, Com. Rajinder Prasad, whose numbers are given in our last circular letter. Please make the programme a grand success.
Option I and III recommended by the VII Central Pay Commission has slight differences between them, but it is somewhat similar to the One Rank One Pension Scheme partly implemented for the defence pensioners. In simple language, the pension of the present pensioners will be revised and refixed on the basis of the pay of the official in the same post/grade who is retiring now and getting pension on the basis of the present pay scale. This decision is to remove/reduce the discrimination between the present pensioner and the earlier pensioner who have retired from the same post/grade.
In such a case, how Option I/ III can be fully implemented for BSNL pensioners, if pay revision is not implemented for BSNL employees? The cadres in government and BSNL are different and pay scales are different. How comparison can be made between BSNL pension and government pay scale?
The only solution is pension revision of BSNL retirees on the basis of the III PRC with 15% fitment. Give support and solidarity to the struggle of the employees for a good wage settlement, which will benefit the pensioners in implementing Option I / III.