The government and Banks are extra soft on the corporates who have taken loans of thousands of crores of rupees, while they are very strict and merciless against the poor who have taken small loans. At least the government and banks should publish names of these big rich people, whom the government and the banks are making all efforts to save. The government should understand that it is the money of the common people that is being looted by the rich through these bad loans(NPA).

We fully support the decision of the bank associations to go on strike.


The biennial district conference of AIBDPA Mahesana was held on 10.01.2017 with good participation of Pensioners. District President SHRI J.B.CHAUHAN presided. Circle Secretary  MANUBHAI B.CHANIYARA inaugurated the conference and explained in detail  CHQ role for order of 78.2% IDA merger for BSNL Pensioners and Family Pensioners.  SHRI N.N.PATEL District Secretary & SHRI J.K.SOLANKI District President BSNLEU Mahesana , SHRI M.N.PRAJAPATI Circle Org.Secretary AIBDPA ,SHRI S.M.PATHAN DGM ,SHRI M.A.JOSHI C.O.C.A  attended the district conference and addressed. SHRI L.N. PRAJAPATI District Secretary welcomed the gathering and presented the report and account which were passed after discussion. SHRI M.A.JOSHI C.O.C.A MEH stated in his addess that the all the cases of 78.2 % IDA merger of Mahesana SSA were made over before 31.10.2016 to DOT Cell  for early settlement and Data of pensioners and family pensioners were computerized for future record.  So next time, Pension Revision work can be completed early. AIBDPA Circle Secretary expressed thanks to SHRI M.A.JOSHI and his all officials who completed the 78.2 % IDA merger fixation work early and computerized it for future record. Circle Secretary also stated that most of the cases at DOT-Cell will be completed before 28.02.2017 .

Office bearers for next two years were elected Unanimously with the following important functionaries. Com.N.N.PATEL District President ,Com.G.B.DARJI District Secretary and Com.G.P.Bhavsar, Treasrer.

Modi Government on move for closure / transfer to States of BSNL, ITI

When the employees’ unions/associations in BSNL protested against the reported recommendation of the NITI Ayog for closure or transfer to States of BSNL and ITI, NITI Ayog denied any such recommendation. It was clear that this was only to confuse the workers and dent their protest actions.

Now the ‘cat is out of the bag.’ A letter from the Prime Minister’s Office dated 30th December 2016 has asked the Secretary Department of Communications as follows:

“NITI Ayog after analysing the finances of CPSE has recommended Closure, transfer to States, Status etc. in respect of the following CPSEs under M/o Communications & Information Technology:

(i) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
(ii) ITI Limited.

The undersigned is directed to request the Department concerned to the above PSEs to furnish the status of implementation in respect of the CPSEs to this office by 01.01.2017 positively.

Sd./ Mayur Maheswari
Deputy Secretary: Phone: 2301 7676”

What is the justification for the closure of BSNL and ITI? It is nothing but to maximise the profit of the private telecom companies. Neither the security of the country, nor the future of the workers are taken in to consideration.

It is sure that mighty protest actions will be organised to defeat this anti-people, anti-worker decision of the government. United struggles have to be organised with the full support of the people, trade unions and political parties


The extended DEC meeting of Suri District Branch was held on 15th January 2017 at Sainthia Telephone Exchange. The meeting was presided over by the Presidium consisting of Coms Debdas Chakraborty and Ashis Mukherjee. Com Madan Mohan Ghosh District Secretary delivered the initial speech. The draft work paper read out by Com Tapan Kr Biswas ADS. On belalf of the Circle Com Pijush Chakraborty explained how under tremendous adverse situation arising out of the attack of TMC goons,the trade unions are to funcion. He intimated the house in respect of the latest situation of the 78.2% IDA fixation and the preparation of the reception committee on the ensuing Circle Conference. The Branch Secretaries and other district leaders spoke on various relevant issues.  Com Lakshman Chandra Das apprised the house about the 78.2% work progress in the District. District Secretary summed up. The DEC decided to act to enhance the number of members and Subscribers of Tele Pensioner, to hold regular meeting of the Branch, to drive for CHQ donation etc.

Revision of Provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated the 17 January, 2017

The Chief Secretaries of all the
State Governments and UTs.

Subject: Revision of Provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.

I am directed to refer to the Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare’s OM No.38/6/2010-P&PW(A)(Pt.) dated 18th March, 2013(copy enclosed) regarding “Revision of Provisional pension.”.

2. The applicability of the provisions of the aforesaid OM regarding grant of Provisional Pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 has been considered by this Department and it has been decided to make the provisions of the aforesaid Office Memorandum of Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare regarding “Revision of Provisional Pension” applicable, mutatis-mutandis, to the All India Service Pensioners to whom provisional pension was sanctioned under Rule 6 of All India Service(Death-Cum-Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 1958.

Yours faithfully,

(Rajesh Kumar Yadav)
Under Secretary of Government of India

NPS Committee invites Suggestions for streamlining National Pension System.!?

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 16th January, 2017


Subject: Measures for streamlining the implementation of the National Pension System for Central Government employees- reg.

A Committee has been constituted to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of the National Pension System for Central Government employees. Accordingly, suggestions / views are invited for streamlining the implementation of the National Pension System for Central Government employees for consideration by the Committee. Suggestions may be sent through email on the and

(Harjit Singh)
Director (Pension Policy)

In the common memorandum submitted to the 7th Pay Commission by the staff unions and pensioners associations, it was demanded to scrap the PFRDA Act and implement statutory defined benefit pension to the employees recruited on or after 01-01-2004,instead of NPS. But the pay commission gave a recommendation to streamline the NPS and the government is now attempting to another farce exercise only to cheat the employees and the pensioners as in the case of “High Level Committees” constituted to implement the assurances given by the Group of Ministers to the NJCA


According to the studies made by a research organisation, Right Group Oxfam, 1% rich in India owns 58% of the total wealth of the country. 57 billionaires in India have the same wealth of $216 billion, which is the total wealth owned by the bottom 70% of the people. The inequality has been  steadily increasing after the neo-liberal policy has been introduced. The rich becomes richer and the poor the poorer.

It is not different the world over. After the collapse of the USSR and the unipolar policy of capitalist system, the inequality has increased pushing down the common people to below poverty line. Each and every action of the central government is  corporate-friendly and against the interest of the common people.


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The spacious Recreation Club hall at Mahadji Sindhey Telephone Exchange ,Pune was jam packed with pensioners from all the districts of Maharashtra on 15-01-2017. The occasion was the Circle Conference of AIBDPA, Maharashtra. Com.Nagesh Nalawade, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU and the main architect of the organising committee welcomed all and controlled the proceedings. Com.Subhas Bartakke, Circle President presided over the conference.

Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor inaugurated the conference with an elaborate and inspiring speech, covering almost all the issues of the pensioners. Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary, in his address dealt the organisational issues and exhorted to strengthen the AIBDPA at all levels to meet the challenges. Coms. Appa Saheb Ghagre, Circle President, BSNLEU, Gulab Kale, Assistant Circle Secretary, BSNLEU and S.S.Amre also addressed the conference. Com.B.P.Petkar presented the report and accounts and were adopted after active discussion.

Office bearers were elected unanimously and the following are the important functionaries.

Advisors : Coms. B.P.Petkar, S.N.Barkulabi

Patrons : Coms. S.S.Amre, B.R.Hiwarkar

Circle President : Com. P.G.Suryavanshi

Circle Secretary : Com.R.N.Patil

Treasurer. : Com. A.S.Ingale.


A good seminar, participated by hundreds of pensioners,  was organised on 08-01-2017 by the Reception Committee of the ensuing West Bengal Circle Conference. It was held at the Karmachari Bhawan, Midnapore and Com. Anupam Saha, District Secretary and General Secretary, Reception Committee welcomed the gathering. Com.Susanta Ghosh, CHQ Vice President and Circle Secretary presented the subject, “Save Pension & Pension for All” effectively. The main speaker was Com.Pranab Chattopadhyay, Veteran leader of the State Goverenment employees in particular and the entire middle class employees and retirees in general.

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