Sunday, 25 June 2017

Our CHQ President Com.PS Ramankutty writes 
 Dear Comrades,
Ours was the ONLY Pensioners ' Organization of BSNL which raised the slogan for the first time that " we are BSNL retirees but Central Government Pensioners" way back in 2014 . From that time onwards we never looked back on this MOST IMPORTANT issue of pension revision w e f 01-01-2017. Consistently &  continuously your CHQ  has been pursuing this case with 7th CPC, DOE, DOP & PW and DOT without any aberration in our stand as directed by 2015 AIC & 2016 CWC.
It may not be possible to publish our day to day efforts for obvious reasons.
The views  & ideas expressed by some of our members, joined subsequently, regarding Organizational actions  shall definitely be considered in ensuing CWC during November at Patna.
Meanwhile, CHQ desires that all our members to have patience and trust the efforts being pursued.
Some friends want pensioners jump into some action immediately. Why?
That will help them get wage revision for serving staff. Their target is only wage revision which is as per PRC report.
We wish them get wage revision. We will suport them in that pursuit.
Donot  forget what happened in the past.
In 2007/2008 when pay was revised under 2nd PRC nobody talked about pensioners.
When 6th CPC report was implemented and Pension of central pensioners was revised,
Nobody thought of BSNL retirees.
We have no complaints. Because we are not their members.
Now,  some people want BSNL retirees agitate for PRC benefit knowing PRC Report does not talk about pension revision at all.
AIBSNLPWA is not playing second fiddle to anybody.
We are moving cautiously, with steady steps with clear understanding.
Please read in next issue of Pensioners Patrika
our memorandum submitted to Communication Minister.
 Raman Kutty: We appreciate our chq stand...and stand with chq stand...

I received comments from more than 30 comrades to my earlier posting. Thanks.
I only want that we should not forget the past.
First three CPCs did not recommend any Pension Revision. Why?
Govt. did not include Pension Revision in their Terms of Reference.
Then came the Nakara Case judgement in 1982.
Govt. included Pension Revision as an item in Terms of Reference of fourth CPC.
It is a practice now. It is Govt decision.  It is always a political decision.
Government never asked PRC to consider Pension Revision. Why?
There are 243 Central Public Sector Establishments in India.
Pension is available only in 168 PSEs.
In 75 PSEs there is no Pension system.
167 PSEs out of 168 pay pension from their own funds to their ex-employees.
Only in BSNL pension is paid by Government.
BSNL is in a unique position.
So decision about BSNL pension should be unique.
BSNL has no role in our Pension revision.
BSNL can decide pay revision, with permission of Govt.
Once Pay revision is decided, the staff unions will not continue their agitation for us.
It is quite natural.
Then we have to agitate for pension revision.
It is our battle.  Our own battle.
We want a permanent decision for periodic pension revision in BSNL.
It should be independent of wage revision in BSNL.
It should be delinked from financial position of BSNL.
We are struggling for that. Some people may feel it is impossible.
We shall continue our efforts.
No controversy in it. No doubt in it.
I AM CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL WIN.............PSR                        
 Raman Kutty: Our Association works on collective wisdom. Our approach on Important issues are decided after study and democratic discussions.  Same is the case with Pension revision. After discussion in study group CWC and AIC we demanded revision on CPC and submitted memorandum to CPC. There is no confusion. Some friends in connivance with certain people try to confuse us and it appears that they want us to demand revision through 3rd PRC which no where had  recommended pension revision.
From the day of retirement the BSNL opted DOT staff will become Central Govt paid pensioners.
After amendment of 60:40 condition pension of DOT opted BSNL retirees is NOT related to the Income of the PSU. But of course pension of those recruited during the last 17 years, which is still not yet decided, may have bearing on the Income of BSNL.
We should continue our efforts to get pension revision on 7th CPC.
 I fully endorse the stand of CHQ.
GOPALAPILLAI Former Circle President and presently Circle Org.Secretary Keral.                       
 Raman Kutty: S comrade u r right. We should leave no stone unturned in achieving 7 CPC fitment. We have stand, we have justification. Some pensioners Association are affiliated to Empls. Unions and they may be hoping of their support but will this support continue after 2024 is a matter for discussion. I hope they will all realise it &  join hands with us to strengthen our stand.
K G Deshpande Karnataka.                       

Friday, 23 June 2017

As usual Tamilnadu leads in  donation

As on 20-6-2017,CHQ received donations on account of 78.2% Pension Revision as:
Andhra circle           Rs 2116.00
Bihar                         Rs 25000.00
Kolkota                    Rs 1000.00
Chennai TD             Rs 4500.00
Gujarat                    Rs 1200.00
Haryana                   Rs 10000.00
Jharkhand                Rs 4000.00
Kerala                        Rs 195500.00
Maharastra               Rs 200.00
MP                              Rs 21000.00
Odisha                       Rs 20000.00
Tamilnadu       Rs 3,12,000.00

Total                  Rs. 5,96,516.00

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Sad  demise

Our member  Sri. CR Varadarajan, expired due to Heart attack today 22-06-2017 . On behalf of  AIBSNLPWA Kovai Division we convey our  Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
We pray the Almighty to keep his soul at rest.
Address: 4/4 Mullai Nagar, Appanaicken Palayam, K Vadamadurai. Coimbatore.
Mobile No:  8903212348.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017