The 3rd biennial Circle Conference of Tamil Nadu has been held successfully at Vellore on 16th & 17th December, 2014 in an enthusiastic atmosphere.
To start with, a Jyothi was taken out from Telephone Bhawan at 9 AM to Com.K.A.Paramasivam hall, the venue of the conference. The Jyothi was carried by Com.T.Sekhar, veteran athlete and retired STS, who ran the 2 km distance with ease at the age of 73,accompanied by several comrades in the two wheelers. The Jyothi was received at the conference venue by Com. K. G. Jayaraj, General Secretary. There after, the National Flag was hoisted by Com. Radha Santhanam, family pensioner and AIBDPA flag by Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary amidst thunderous slogan shouting.
The open session was held at 1030AM with Com.S.Mohandoss, Circle President in the chair. Com.C.K.Narasimhan, Circle Secretary welcomed the gathering of 600 comrades and the guests. Com.G.Sukumaran, State General Secretary, CITU inaugurated the conference with an elaborate and impressive speech. He narratted the promises made by BJP during the Loksabha election and its doings just in opposite since the the last six months in power. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary delivering a special address also exposed the anti-people anti-worker policies of the BJp government. He assured all help in solving the issues of the pensioners,including 78.2% IDA merger and restoration of medical allowance. He also pointed out that in the demands of the proposed indefinite strike by Forum of BSNL Unions/Associatios from March 17, 2015, revision of pension even if no wage revision in BSNL is included. Shri.Ahamed Meeran,former telecom employee and MD, Professional Couriers, Shri. G.V.Selvam, Chairman Reception Committee, Com.Baburadhakrishnan, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu, Com.K.Govindaraj, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Chennai Telephones, Com.Sathanaraman (AIPRPA), Com. Krishnamoorthy (Co-Ordination Committee of Pensioners Organisations) P.Lokanathan (SNEA) also addressed the open session. Com.N.Kuppusamy, Asst. Circle Secretary proposed vote of thanks.
Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary inaugurated the subject session at 2.30 PM covering almost all the issues of the pensioners and the efforts being taken by CHQ to settle the issues,particularly the 78.2% IDA merger to BSNL pensioners through continuous struggles including Sanchar Bhawan March held on 20th November, 2014. Com.C.K.Narasimhan, Circle Secretary and Com. B.C. Geetha, Treasurer presented the biennial report and audited accounts,respectively which were adopted after discussion, which continued upto 1.30PM on 17th December.
OFFICE BEARERS WITH COM.S.MOHANDOSS(PRESIDENT) COM.C.K.NARASIMHAN (CIRCLE SECRETARY) AND COM.B.C.GEETHA (TREASURER) WERE ELECTED UNANIMOUSLY.
The conference also adopted resolutions on important issues. The conference also decided to give approval to the request of Chennai Telephones District to form separate circle branch. The Reception Committee,under the leadership of Com.Jothisuthanthiranathan and C.Gnanasekharan had made excellent arrangements which also contributed much for the resounding success of the conference.