The following office Bearers of KKNagar and Kodambakkam Branch honoured Circle Secretary on 12.07.16 at Mambalam for becoming Organising Secretary South Region, Com.V.Gabriel ACS, Com.R.Raju VP,Com.K.Baskaran CEC Member and Com.P.Suresh Kumar FS KK Nagar, Com.E.Sekaran FS Kodambakkam,Com.P.Rajagopal, President KKN,Com.V.S.Chandramoorthy BS KOD and P.Jaganathan BS KKN.CS requested all office bearers to give wide publicity for forthcoming First Executives Membership verification process and canvas on behalf of AIBSNLEA.
Com.B.Manjunath, BS Circle Office,Com.J.Badrinarayanan DE Ongole with Circle Secretary met Com.S.Shritharan FS family and handed over the CHQ cheque for Rs.20,000(Twenty Thousand) as a token of welfare for his family.Com.S.Shritharan (OSD to CGM ChTD) had done remarkable contribution to our association from the beginning which is unparallel.On behalf of Chennai Telephones, we extend our sincere thanks to CHQ for this kind gesture.
Circle Secretary along with Com Kandasamy Ex BS Civil, Com Duraisamy Ex VP CHQ met and welcomed Sri S.Chellappan GM (HR/Admin) to Chennai Telephones. CS wished new GM and extended all support for bringing BSNL to no.1 Telecom Operator in Chennai. CS had a brief discussion with new GM and the details are as follows:
1. There is an acute shortage of Sr.TOAs in Accounts Wing, CS requested to resolve the issues with utmost priority.
2. CS requested to Admin Office to analyse the total requirement of staff and working staff available and to work on the re deployment for meeting the emergency staff requirements.
3. For settling Medical Bills of Retired Staff a new section with the strength of One AO, 2 JAOs and 4 TOAs may be formed. Presently a delay of months are taking place for settling the Medical Bills of retired BSNL staffs.
4. For payment of EB Bills by putting MoU with banks, steps were taken from February 2016, but still the issue is not resolved completely, resulting in waste of time and effort of BSNL Officers/Staff. It may be monitored and sorted out.
5. Disparity in HR issues of Officers/Staff from BSNL Civil wing may be resolved. Equal respect shall be given for all the staff of BSNL in HR issues.
6.AIBSNLEA CHTD had already given letter to Administration for effectively utilising/re deploying the Civil Wing Staff in Building Maintenance and Electrical wing in Power & AC Maintenance. This will resolve many issue to an extend, and the case may be speeded up.
7.CS also discussed the development issues in BSNL CHTD. Lot of BB surrender is happening in recent times. CS politely requested GM(HR/Admn) to study if the present trend of decline in Broadband is due to any HR issues/Staff shortage and extended full support from AIBSNLEA for the positive growth of BSNL CHTD.
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Official Press release from Cabinet secretariat after todays cabinet meeting
Cabinet approves Revision of pension of BSNL Pensioners Removing Anomalies The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revision of pension of BSNL pensioners and family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/ Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment, and (ii) Modifying the liability of BSNL towards the payment of pensionary benefits to the retired employees.
The pension of BSNL pensioners/family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 has been revised w.e.f. 01.01.2007 notionally with actual benefit w.e.f. 10.06.2013, by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/ Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment at par with the serving employees of BSNL. However, increase in the amount of DCRG, leave encashment and commutation of pension in respect of these pensioners shall not be increased on this account.
The pension liability in respect of employees of Department of Telecommunications (DOT) / Department of Telecom Services (DTS) / Department of Telecom Operations (DTO) who retired prior to 01.10.2000 is solely borne by Government of India and the BSNL will have no liability in respect of these employees. In respect of employees who are absorbed in BSNL, the liability on account of pensionary benefits shall be fully borne by Government while BSNL will continue to discharge pension liability by way of pension contribution in accordance with FR-116 for the period they so work/worked.
The revision entails an estimated recurring annual expenditure of approximately Rs 129.63 crore for pensioners and Rs 24.93 crore for family pensioners and arrears from 2013-14 would be Rs 239.92 crore approximately for pensioners and Rs 44.62 Crore approximately for family pensioners. Approximately 118500 pensioners all over India will be benefitted by this revision.
This revision will fulfill the long pending demand of revision of pension of BSNL absorbed employees who retired prior to 10.06.2013 and will bring the pensioners at par with the serving employees of BSNL by removing the anomalies. It will help in reducing the financial burden of BSNL and removing prospects of industrial unrest in BSNL while fulfilling the commitment of Government.
The decision of the Cabinet has come in the wake of an anomalous situation created in the difference of pension formula among the BSNL retirees who retired before and after 10.06.2013. Further, the decision regarding pensionary liability is on persistent demand from various quarters and a series of deliberations at different levels to fulfill the assurance given by the Government before corporatization i.e. before formation of BSNL.
Annual General Body Meeting of NBA,COBA & HBR was held at FBR on 05-07-2016 at 05:15 Hrs. OS(S)/CHTD was honoured for the new post and representation in CHQ body by Branches during the AGB Meeting.
Both CWC Members Com B.Ganesan and Com R.Srinvasan, Asst Fin Secr com V. Palani, COBA BP Com S.Sangili, HBR BP Com V.Muthusamy, BS Com R.Manivannan,NBA BS Com R.Vijayasarathi, FS Com R.Muthulakshmi, AFS Com K.Prema and members attended and addressed the gathering.
The meeting was well organised and fruitful. Members interacted with CS for more than one hour. Local issues were raised by members. Outcome of AIC was briefed by CS and replied to the issues raised by members. Healthy and productive AGB Meeting was concluded with the message from CS to members to work hard for the Membership Verification to be held soon and attract new members to AIBSNLEA.