Leaders of All Unions and Associations had a brief meeting with Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, DoT.

On behalf of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS,BSNLEU, Com.K.Sebastin,GS,SNEA and Com.Prahalad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, met Ms.Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary,DoT, today, and insisted that the demands raised by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, should be settled. The representatives specifically drew her attention to the issues of 3rd Pay Revision and Pension Revision. It was a brief meeting. However, the Secretary,DoT, keenly listened to the views of the representatives, and assured that the issues would be looked into.

[Date : 20 – Feb – 2018]

(BSNLEU website)


Meeting with the CMD BSNL.

Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.John Verghese, AGS, met Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, today and discussed the following issues.


  1. Extension of payment of Medical Allowance, without voucher, to pensioners.

Payment of Medical Allowance, without voucher, to the BSNL retirees, is implemented initially for 6 months. However, the same is not extended further. The Union representatives urged upon the CMD BSNL, to ensure that the letter for extension of the same is issued without further delay. The CMD BSNL responded positively and assured to do the needful.

They also met Shri.S.K.Sinha, GM (Admn) and urged to issue the extension letter by the Corporate office.

(BSNLEU website)

Crorepatis cheating the Nation, robbing the people and central government silent.

Lalit Modi, Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Vikram Kothari – the list is unending. They are  robbing the poor people’s money deposited in the banks, with the full connivance of the bank management and their political masters. It is not small amount. The three-four barons mentioned alone have captured more than Rs. one lakh crore of rupees from the PSU Banks and left the country, with the full knowledge of the government. In fact, it might have been some of the political leaders who might have arranged the escapade , because it is also their own necessity having close connection with these cheats. The poor people were asked to open bank accounts for getting their subsidies by the Prime Minister and they started depositing small amounts even though the subsidies are reduced to almost zero. But the hard earned money of crores of poor people given to such barons are unpaid and transferred to NPA.

During the UPA and  NDA governments, India has become one of the countries, where corruption, bribery, cheating, black market, money laundering and all after effects of implementation  of crony capitalism, part and parcel of neo-liberalism, have flourished unchecked. The present Modi Government has topped in the game.

When crores of young people with out jobs, poor people with out food are somehow dragging their every day life, farmers are compelled to resort to suicides these barons treat themselves in posh hotels, build/purchase palatial building in India and abroad, spend their times with world celebrity models, and is show cased in all big functions, including that are participated by the Prime Minister and other ministers. These vulgar exhibitions of wealth and plunder are glorified by the print and other medias, of course which are owned by the same corporate class.

The general elections are going to take place next year. These ruling classes which supports the rich to rob the poor should be thrown out. This crony capitalism which has engulfed the country in to worst misery can not be allowed to continue.

Political freedom we got in 1947. The struggle for economic freedom has to continue.

No Restrictions on Promotional Offers – TRAI

The TRAI has issued instructions ending the restrictions put on the promotional offers by the telecom companies. It is clear that this position is taken by the TRAI only to help Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio, which was offering several packages violating the then existing TRAI orders. Now free hand is given to Reliance Jio for its predatory tactics. The TRAI statement says:

“The authority is of the view that no restrictions need to be imposed on the number of promotional offers that can be simultaneously launched and time lag between same or similar promotional offers in a licensed service area. Restrictions may not be in the interest of consumers apart from possibly hindering competition.”

Mukesh Ambani seems to be the central point on which every decision is being taken by the TRAI. How absurd!

Protest these anti senior citizen decisions

The central government has now started attacks on the senior citizens by withdrawing the existing social benefits to them.

The Railway Minister has announced that henceforth the age for senior citizens for Railway concession will be 65 for all instead of 55 for women and 60 for men. The railways had already withdrawn the concession for the break journeys. In the same way, all senior citizens who had invested in Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, to a maximum of Rs. 15 lakhs, earning interest at 9.3%, say Rs. 1,39,350 per year or Rs. 11,662 per month, to manage a respectful living will now get only Rs. 10,500 per month. So also, the interest rates of small savings are being reduced at regular intervals.

We strongly protest against these anti-senior citizen decisions and demand the Central Government to restore them forthwith.

Sex Ratio at birth comes down in India

The sex ratio at birth  between males and females are going down drastically as per the report of the NITI Ayog. Sex ratio is the number of female child at birth to male child. It is the lowest in Haryana, 831 female to 1000 male! Next come Uttarakhand (844) and Gujarat (854). The sex ratio in Gujarat has fallen sharply from 907 to 854 in 2015-16.

Kerala’s sex ratio is 967, the highest. But here also, it is below 1000.

Such low sex ratio is unusual and probably the result of sex test of the unborn child. Such sex tests are banned, but continues. The government should act strongly.

Greece: WFTU in solidarity with the 35 trade unionists of PAME who will be on trial on 20 February 2018

The World federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million members in 126 countries all over the world, expresses its internationalist solidarity to the 35 trade unionists of PAME, member of WFTU, who will be again on trial on February 20, 2018, because they defended the workers’ rights against anti-labor measures announced by the Greek government along with the troika of the IMF, the EU and the Central European Bank, by organizing a sit-in at the Ministry of Labor on 30th of January 2013.

The 35 PAME cadres, who are Presidents, Leaders of National Federations and Regional Trade Union Centers, members of trade unions of various sectors, had already been on a first trial during the government of the anti-labor ND, and they had been acquitted while all accusations against them had been rejected.

Now the coalition government of SYRIZA and of the far-right party ANEL takes the PAME leaders to court once again.

The SYRIZA government, along with ANEL and ND, after the law which limits the right to strike , continues the attacks against the trade union organization and the struggles of the workers. They proceed to new anti-labor measures like the auctions of the workers’ houses, new taxes and cuts in wages and pensions, aiming at the profitability of the Greek industrialists and ship-owners.

The WFTU stands by the side of PAME and demands from the Greek government to definitively stop the prosecution of the 35 trade union leaders, among whom our colleague George Perros, Vice-president of the WFTU and head of PAME. The WFTU will continue supporting the struggles of the workers of Greece against the anti-labor policies of the European Union, the IMF and of all the governments up to now.


Provisional Pension granted prior 1.1.2016 to be revised soon

No.38/49/16-P&PW (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi

Dated the 12th February, 2018

Office Memorandum

Sub:- Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 [ what this rule Says ? Read]

The undersigned is directed to say that in implementation of the decision taken on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, orders were issued vide this Departments’ OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A)(ii) dated 04.08.2016 for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2016 by multiplying the pre-revised pension/family pension by a factor of 2.57. Subsequently, vide OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017, it has been decided that the pension/family pension of all Central civil pensioners/family pensioners, who retired/died prior to 01.01.2016, may be revised w.e.f. 01.01.2016 by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired/died.

2. Instructions were issued vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 30.11.2016 for extending the benefit of OM dated 4.8.2016 to the following categories of pensioners drawing provisional pension under Rule-69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

(i) Retired before 1.1.2016 and sanctioned provisional pension under Rule-69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules on account of departmental/judicial proceedings or suspension.

(ii) Suspended before 1.1.2016 and sanctioned provisional pension, based on their pre-revised pay under Rule-69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules on retirement on or after 1.1.2016.

3. It has now been decided that provisional pension sanctioned in the above cases may be revised w.e.f. 1.1.2016 in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12th May, 2017. Higher of the two formulations i.e. OM dated 4.8.2016 or OM dated 12.5.2017 would be the revised provisional pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 in such cases.

4. This issues with the approval of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance ID No. 1(21)/E-V/2016 dated 15.01.2018

5. Hindi version will follow.

What Rule 69 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 says..(Click here to Read)

(Harjit Singh)

Lalit Modi,Vijay Mallya and now Nirav Modi – Loot and leave continues unabated.


The serial ‘Looting and leaving’ the country continues with the full knowledge of the Government, whether UPA or NDA.

Looting the country, the banks and the hard earned money of the common people and then leaving the country with the connivance of the ruling party and government continues. Lalit Modi, Vijay Mallya and now Nirav Modi. Whether UPA or NDA, there is no difference. These looters have high level political connections even with the Prime Ministers, what to say about other leaders. It is reported that even after FIR was filed against Nirav Mody, he was present in the Davos meet and photographed with Narendra Modi, Prime Minister! Look out notices will be issued when the scam is exposed, but well before that these barons will leave for foreign countries with the loot. Case will be filed, it will continue for years with out any decision and at last people will forget and these cheats will return and continue further loot.

They will never be caught because the rulers will be exposed when the looters open their mouth. Hence it becomes the necessity of the powers be that these looters are not caught. They are allowed to escape unscathed.

Can this situation be allowed to continue?