Wednesday, 22 February 2017


CHQ Office bearers P  S Ramankutty,  D Gopalakrishnan, 
G Natarajan,  Gangadhara Rao and Vittoban had some meetings today.

 Since Secretary was busy in a video conference with Prime Minister he could give 25 Minutes only. 
Detailed discussion took place with Member(S). 
Secretary asked Member F to ensure settlement  of 78. 2 Cases soon, fixing  a target date.
Pension Anomaly case judgement  is referred to Legal section.  Final decision will be taken in consulation with Pension dept and Expenditure  dept.
Approval from Pension department is awaited for    raising the ceiling on Gratuity, as reccomended by seventh CPC.

We placed our views on future pension revision as per pay commission reports.  PRC has not given any suggestion on pension revision.)
  Secretary assured to look into our demand and told that it will take some time.

Other details will be given in CHQ website on 25th on  return to our stations.


Our Leaders, 
Com.P.S.Raman Kutty, 
and others meet the 
Secretary, DOT today in Newdelhi 
to discuss regarding 
extension of 7th CPC recommendations
 to BSNL Pensioners  
in IDA scale.

We wish the meeting every success. 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Dear Comrades,
An urgent and Most Important News from our Circle Secretary is given below for your immediate action.
" Those who have submitted Medical Bills, are requested to submit the following details to their respective AO offices immediately."
1.Name of the employee  :
2.Vendor Number/HR Number :

3.Mobile Number :
4.MRS card Xerox copy :
5.Names of the dependents, 
Date of Birth, relationships if
they claim Medical Bills for
dependents   :
6.Scale of Pay  :
7.Basic pay on the date of retirement :
               Those who had retired after 30.06.2012 need not submit the above details. Others who had retired before 30-06-2012should submit the above details immediately.
                If you submit as mentioned above with in 2 days, payment will be included for the first week of March payment list.

With fraternal greetings,

Circle secretary,
TN Circle,
9444 6666 46

Monday, 20 February 2017


Third PRC has not suggested any pension revision. 
We anticipated it.
For Executives pay revision fitment suggested is 15% Of BP plus DA.  Or 2. 52 times of basic pay.
 So 7th CPC formula and PRC formula both are same.  We want CPC formula because that is stable for future.

Details  follow.
 This 15% fixation is with a condition that the increase in expenditure should not exceed 20% of the PBT of the preceding 3 years. If it exceeds 20% and below 50% then only 10%    
Perhaps serving  BSNL executives will get 10%.   Not retired executives.        
 Raman Kutty 
We are the real fore tellers.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Our leaders 
Com P.S. Ramankutty,
Com G.Natarajan, 
Com D. Gopalakrishnan, 
Com Vittoban and 
Com Gangadhara Rao 
are leaving for 
 New Delhi 
on 22nd Feb, 
to have deep discussion with 
DOT Secretary 
regarding extension of 
7th Central Pay Commission's 
 to BSNL Pensioners also.  
They will stay in Newdelhi 
for a week and will meet 
BSNL and DOT Officers 
 to discuss 
our other pending issues like
Full pension for BSNL Pensioners 
Retired before 2006, 
Gratuity increase to 20 lakhs,
Pension Anomaly 
court case
orders etc.. . 
we wish them 
All Success in their Efforts.   

Tamilnadu Circle Executive 
Committee Meeting 
will be Conducted on 
02-04-2017 (Sunday )  and
 03-04-2017 (Monday) at
Bombay Arangam,
 Allampatti Mukku Road, 

For further
 details and requirements,
 Com.S.M.A. Latheef,
 Virudhunagar Dist.Treasurer 
may be contacted at 
94874 02186.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

                   A new clarification by DoT on pro rata pension.


Com. P S Ramankutty is 
leaving Trivandrum
 today evening for Meerut 
to attend the Circle Conference of 
UP West there on 19th. 
Com. Natarajan and 
Com. Vittoban also will be reaching 
Meerut for the same purpose.
 Then they will reach New Delhi 
on 20th. Com. D Gopalakrishnan and 
Com. Gangadhara Rao 
also will be joining them. 
After attending some meetings 
and participating in some 
discussions they will return 
on 24th instant. 
During this period,
 this Website may not be updated.
On return from Delhi on 24th, 
we shall update this website and give new information.
                                                          [Editorial of Pensioners Patrika, March 2017]

AIBSNLPWA has a definite agenda for the year, 2017. The agenda is not for its members alone. It is for the entire BSNL fraternity, already retired and yet to retire.
1. Based on the Cabinet Note submitted by Department of Telecom, the Government granted benefit of 78.2% IDR for pension revision of those who retired before 10-6-2013. Cabinet Note submitted by DOT specifically states that DOT shall issue instructions to all for extending the benefit to the concerned pensioners before 31-12-2016. DoT failed to honour its commitment. DoT failed to provide the infrastructure to complete the work within the stipulated time. Pensioners are not responsible for the shortage of staff in CCA offices. AIBSNLPWA demands that the pension revision with 78.2% IDR should be completed without any further delay.

2. Once the work is over, AIBSNLPWA will raise the demand for the benefit from 1-1-2007. We do not want to create any impediment for the ongoing process of pension revision.

3. Principal bench of CAT has given a clear judgement in the case of Pension Anomaly, filed by AIBSNLPWA. When others were sleeping over it we were working hard. Court has observed that the respondents have no ground at all to deny the benefit. Since the impugned order dated 15-01-2003 itself is quashed, the relief granted by CAT should reach all the 4000 plus pensioners in the country.

4. Similarly, the relief granted by CAT Ernakulam bench to BSNL pensioners in the matter of counting extra increment should be extended to one and all placed in similar situation in every Circle. AIBSNLPWA is the first applicant in that case too. 

5. Those who retired after 1-1-2006 got pension @ 50% of Last Pay Drawn, on rendering a minimum of ten years of qualifying service. But, those who retired before 1-1-2006 got the pension @ 50% of ten months average pay, that too on completion of 33 years of service. Imposing such a cut off date for grant of any benefit is nothing but negation of the Supreme Court order in Nakara Case. Any body retired before 1-1-2006, with ten years service, should get pension @ 50% of their LPD. There should be no discrimination on the basis of date of retirement. 

6. Last but not the least; the most important demand of BSNL pensioners is that there should be a stable system for regular revision of their pension along with all other Central Service pensioners in India.

Above are not the issues concerning members of our Association alone. They are the demands of all the 1.8 lakh BSNL staff retired and also the 1.6 lakh BSNL staff to join our ranks very soon. AIBSNLPWA works on this agenda.