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)
AIBDPA, the Association of Pensioners in BSNL, has extended full solidarity and called upon its members to participate in full strength in the programme.
All Unions and Associations of BSNL have served notice for the agitational programmes to both Secretary, DoT and CMD, BSNL on 11-10-2017 signed by 11 unions and associations.
The demands put forward are (1) Pay Revision from 01-01-2017 with 15% fitment benefit and (2) Drop the proposal to form a separate tower company.
The agitational programs are as follows;
Demonstration at Corporate, Circle and SSA levels on 16-10-2017.
Human Chain at Corporate, Circle and SSA levels on 16-11-2017
Two Days Strike on December 12th and 13th, 2017
Indefinite Strike if the issues are not settled, date of which will be announced in due course.
All the AIBDPA Units are requested to support the above agitational programs by participating in the Dharna and Human Chain and extend all help and co-operation for the strike.
AIBDPA will chalk out separate agitational programs for Pension Revision from 01-01-2017 with 15% fitment after the Mass Dharna called by NCCPA at New Delhi on 25-10-2017.
( Courtesy: AIBDPA)
Com. K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary AIBDPA has intimated that AIBDPA CHQ address is changed to:
ALL INDIA BSNL DOT PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION,
WEST PATEL NAGAR,
All correspondence may please made in the above address.
CHQ is saddened to report the unexpected demise of Com.M.K.Parmar, District Secretary, Bharuch, Gujarat. He was unwell for a brief period and the end came on 25-05-2017.
Com.M.K.Parmar was a committed comrade and was in touch with the CHQ,even before the formation of Gujarat Circle Branch. He had organised a pensioners organisation of BSNL retirees at Bharuch and had no hesitation to merge it with AIBDPA.
We pay our respectful homage to Com.M.K.Parmar and convey heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and comrades. (courtesy: AIBDPA Website)
All the CHQ Office bearers, circle Secretaries and District Secretaries of AIBDPA are requested to effectively intervene for maximum mobilisation of Pensioners so that the Mass DHARNA at SSA level on 25th May, 2017 is made a historical success.
After serving the notice for the agitational programme as per the decision of the Mysuru CEC to both Secretary, DOT and CMD, BSNL and successful conduct of the Call Attention Day on 20-04-2017, we could achieve the following three demands.
(1). Gratuity ceiling of Rs.20 lakh is extended to the BSNL Pensioners.
(2). Quarterly medical allowance restored partially to BSNL Pensioners.
(3). Free night call facility extended to BSNL Pensioners.
But more important issues like pension revision from 01-01-2017 are to be settled. So stronger struggles are warranted for pay revision and Pension revision.In this context, successful conduct of the Mass DHARNA on 25-05-2017 is quite imperative.
SO LET US MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS.
LET US MARCH FORWARD IN THE PATH OF STRUGGLE TO ACHIEVE THE GENUINE DEMANDS. (Courtesy: AIBDPA website)
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.