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KERALA FLOODS- LET US HELP THE PEOPLE IN DISTRESS.

The unprecedented floods and landslides that hit Kerala in August, 2018 has claimed 484 valuable lives, lakhs of people were shifted to relief camps, thousands were stranded.  Rescue operations were conducted in a war foot basis under the able leadership of Com.Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister. Lakhs of people have lost everything as their houses were swept away in the floods. All the dams were compelled to be opened which aggravated the flood situation. Bridges, roads, electrical and telecom installations, rails etc are damaged and in some cases destroyed completely. So, life in Kerala was virtually paralysed as traffic through road, rail and air was stopped.

It was an unusual situation in the history of Kerala for the last 100 years. The government of Kerala is managing the situation most effectively with the support of the people, army, navy, air force, police, fire force and numerous non-government organisations. The services of the fishermen in rescue operation was crucial which minimized the loss of human lives. The huge financial burden of the devastating disaster cannot be borne with the government fund alone. The Chief Minister of Kerala has appealed to all for generous contributions to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund to help the people and to rebuild Kerala. CHQ requests all the units to extend an helping hand to the people of Kerala at this period of distress by contributing, whatever little it may be, to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund directly to bank account ; State Bank Of India, City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram- account No.67319948232, IFSC : SBIN0070028 , with intimation to CHQ. Kerala Circle Branch has already taken the initiative to collect the relief fund and has already paid Rs. 25,75,000 .

CHQ has donated Rs.2 lakh and contributions are being sent from other circles also.
Kerala Flood Relief Fund remitted to Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund     as on 13/10/2018
  CHQ 2,00,000   TAMIL NADU Amount
  Kerala Amount 1 Coimbatore 89,000
1 Kozhikkodu 10,54,000 2 Velloor 50,000
2 Alappuzha 4,30,700 3 Erode 45,900
3 Kannoor 4,00,000 4 Circle Branch 20,000
4 Thiruvanathapuram 2,08,300 5 Cuddalore 20,000
5 Kollam 1,65,000 6 Pondocherry 13,500
6 Kottayam 1,00,000 7 Nagerkovil 10,000
7 Ernakulam 77,000 8 Tuticorin 10,000
8 Trichur 50,000 9 Virudhunager 10,000
9 Palakkad 50,000 10 Thirunelveli 10,000
10 Malappuram 30,000 11 Chennai telephones 10,000
11 Pathanamthitta 10,000 12 Salam 7,500
  TOTAL 25,75,000 13 Trichy 6,000
  KARNATAKA   14 Kumbakonam 2,000
  Karvar 24,270 15 Tanjavor 1,500
  Hubli 20,000 16 Nilgiri 1,500
  Mysuru 15,000   TOTAL 3,06,900
  TOTAL 59,270      
        CHENNAI TELEPHONES  
  CORTO 20,000   Com.V .Subramanian 25,150
  TF KOLKATA 5,000   Com.K.Govindraj 5,000
  TF MUMBAI 5,000   Other Comrades 5,000
  ASSAM 25,000   TOTAL 35,150
  WEST BENGAL 20,000   ANDRA PRADESH  
  KOLKATA TELEPHONES 20,000   Vijayawada 30,000
  CHATTISGARH 10,000   Circle Branch 20,000
  UP (WEST) SAHARANPUR 2,100   Nelloore 15,000
  MP Com.S.C.Shrivastav 10,000   Tirupati (Chittoor) 15,000
        Kurnool 5,000
        Guntur 5,000
        Guntakal 1,000
  G.TOTAL 33,84,420   TOTAL 91,000
 Hansi Branch in Haryana contributed Rs.2000
 
 Varanasi District, UP (E) has donated Rs. 10,000
 
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra has donated Rs.19,111 on 22-10-2018
Thiruvananthapuram District Secretary has reported that their total contribution is Rs.2,54,350 
(The major Contributors , Com.PVC_25,000, Com.K.Sreenivasan- Rs.30,000, Com.C.D.Elizabeth- 
Rs-30,000, Com.K.P.Mohan- Rs.25,000, Com.T.M.Sasidharan Nair- Rs.24,000 and Com.P.V.Radha- Rs.20,000)
Com.M.G.S.Kurup, newly elected District Secretary, Pathanamthitta has reported that apart from the initial contribution of Rs.10,000, Rs.68,300 more has been donated in which major contributions are from Coms.M.G.S.Kurup-36,000, O.J.Abraham-5,000, Thankamani- Rs.5,000, Thankamma Yohannan- Rs.5,000.
Chennai Telephones has contributed another Rs.1200 on 19-11-2018
Ernakulam District has donated Rs.3,77,000 more and the total Rs.4,.54,000.
Ernakulam District Branch has further contributed Rs.1,50,000 on 23-11-2018 and the total contribution is  Rs.6, 0,4000.
NOW AS ON 23-11-2018, THE TOTAL CONTRIBUTION OF AIBDPA IS RS.4,058,081
NTR, Delhi Circle has contributed Rs.20,000 on 10-12-2018.
 
Thrissur District has donated Rs.1,25,000 on 10-12-2018 as the second installment.
 
Com.Abdul Rashid, C’S,UP(W) reports that Aligarh District Branch has donated ₹ 13,200 on 31-10-2018.
 
Com.Mariyamma T Abraham has donated Rs.25,000 on 17-12-2018 and the total donation of Alappuzha District is now Rs,4,85,700.
Telangana Circle has donated Rs. 40,700 ( Circle Branch-15,000, Hyderabad District-15,500 and Nizamabad District-5,200)
Kurnool District Branch in AP Circle has contributed Rs.5000 more. (Total Rs.10,000)
Ernakulam District has contributed Rs.1,61,000 on 06-01-2019 as the 4th installment and the total contribution of Ernakulam is Rs.7,65,000
Ernakulam District has further contributed Rs.49,000 on 15-02-2019 as the fifth installment and the total amounting to Rs. 8,14,000.

3RD TRIENNIAL AIC; DELEGATES STARTED COMING.

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EASTERN ZONAL CULTURAL CENTRE,, THE VENUE OF THE CONFERENCE.

Reception Committee is taking all out efforts to receive the delegates coming from different parts of the country. They have opened  Reception Counter at platform No.8 of Howrah Railway Station where most of the comrades are arriving. Those who have not yet given their arrival/ departure details, particularly those coming to other Railway Stations have to give the details immediately. In any case if you don’t find Reception Committee comrades, you can hire pre-paid taxi and come directly to State Youth Hostel, Ramp No.24, Gate No3 of Salt Lake Yuba Bharti Stadium.

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YOUTH HOSTEL, YUBA BHARTI VIVEKANANDA STADIUM, SALT LAKE, KOLKATA.

About 150 comrades have already arrived and others will reach by tomorrow, 22nd February and a few on 23rd. Despite strict instruction for limiting the number of delegates alloted by CHQ, some of the circles, out of over enthusiasm, have taken the liberty to send more delegates even without prior consent of the Reception Committee. This has put the Reception Committee to difficulties and they are trying their level best to arrange comfortable accommodation to all.

So let us maintain discipline, discuss the issues seriously , take appropriate decisions and make the 3rd Triennial Conference a great success

NEW DISTRICT BRANCH FORMED AT CGM,TF, KOLKATA

A new District Branch has been formed at CGM TF , Kolkata under the TF& Stores, Circle Branch, Kolkata. A meeting of the pensioners was held on 05-02-2019 under the Presidentship of Com.Adhir Kr Sen, Circle Secretary and the following comrades were elected office bearers.

President; Com.Adhir Kr Sen Secretary : Subata Sanfui and Treasurer : Com.Pranab Ghosh.

KOLKATA ALL SET TO HOLD THE 3RD TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE.

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The historical city, Kolkata, is all set to hold the 3rd Triennial All India Conference of the mighty organisation, All India BSNL DOT Pensioners Association on 22,23,24, February, 2019. The Reception Committee has completed almost all arrangements and ready to receive the delegates from all the 28 circles. Comrades have started coming and by 22nd everybody is expected to arrive.

The Central Executive Committee meeting will be held at 4 PM on 22-02-2019 at the mini auditorium of Eastern Zonal Cultural Center, Salt Lake ,Kolkata.

The conference will start at 10 AM on 23-02-2019 and Com.Hannan Mollah, General Secretary, All India Kisan Sabha will inaugurate the conference. Com.Ananta Kr Bhattacharjee , President will preside. Com.Bikas Ranjan Bhattacharya, Chairman ,Reception Committee will deliver the welcome address. Coms.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU, V A N Namboodiri, Advisor, S.S.Roy, Working President, NCCPA, Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, BSNL CCWF, R.N.Dhal, Joint Secretary, AIPRPA and K G Jayaraj, General Secretary will address the inaugural session.

The subject session will start at 2 PM on 23-02-2019 and will continue up to 7 PM. There will be an entertainment program from 7PM to 8 PM.

The subject session will resume at 10AM on 24-02-2019 and will continue until the proceedings are completed.

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RECEPTIOM COMMITTEE COMRADES AT WORK ON 20-02-2019.

Decisions of the AUAB meeting held on 20-02-2019..

A meeting of the AUAB was held today to review the 3 day strike and also to chalk out the future course of action. General Secretaries / Senior officer bearers of all the constituents of the AUAB participated. The meeting whole heartedly thanked the entire Executives and Non-Executives who made the 3 day strike a historic success. The meeting also congratulated the circle and district level AUAB, for effectively organising the strike. With the view to carry forward the movement further to settle the charter of demands, the following programme of action is finalised.

  1. Conducting March to PMO on 06.03.2019, by mobilising the employees from the surrounding circles.
  2. Memorandum to be submitted to all the MPs, latest by 28.02.2019.
  3. To send messages to the Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications on Twitter.
  4. Meeting the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications wherever possible by our comrades.

(BSNLEU WEBSITE)

AIBDPA FULLY ENDORSES THE DECISIONS AND REQUEST ALL UNITS TO CO-OPERATE WITH AUAB UNITS FOR MAKING IT SUCCESSFUL.

BSNL Three Days Strike – Government exposed

The success of the three days strike by BSNL employees and the vast propaganda and news reports have exposed the double game of the government and the DOT. Their assurance given to the AUAB in earlier discussions have not been implemented. Their favour to reliance Jio stands exposed. How BSNL is being attacked by the government itself is also exposed. People are gradually understanding that existence and growth of BSNL is necessary to stop the corporates taking over the telecom sector and squeezing the public, if BSNL is not there.

The statistics from each circle shows that vast majority of the workers have gone on strike. AIBDPA in all circles have organised demonstrations extending their support and solidarity to the workers. They well understand that today’s workers are tomorrow’s pensioners and also that yesterday’s workers are today’s pensioners.

Hearty Congratulations to the striking workers.

3% DR TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS FROM 01-01-2019 MAKING THE TOTAL TO 9%

Cabinet Approved 3% DA hike from 1st January 2019

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Cabinet approves release of an additional instalment of DA to Central Government employees and DR to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2019

Posted On: 19 FEB 2019 9:22PM by PIB Delhi

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees, and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2019 representing an increase of 3% over the existing rate of 9% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs. 9168.12 crore per annum and Rs. 10696.14 crore in the FY 2019-20 (for a period of 14 months from January 2019 to February, 2020).This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.

COM.P.HARISHCHANDRA RAO, VETERAN LEADER PASSED AWAY.

Veteran leader of the P&T Trade Union movement of Karnataka, Com. P.Harishchandra Rao has passed away on 18-02-2019 at Mangalore. He has served the movement in many capacities and lastly held the post of District Secretary, AIBDPA, Mangalore.

AIBDPA pays respectful homage to the departed leader and conveys heartfelt  condolences to the bereaved family.

THE STRIKE CONTINUES POWERFULLY.

The three days strike against the arrogance of DOT and the government continued more powerfully and vigorously on the second day all over the country.  The workers have shown their determination to fight against the injustice meted out to them and the sinister move of the government to eliminate BSNL. AIBDPA members joined the striking workers and sat on Dharna and demonstrations. The strike will continue for the 3rd day, on 20-02-2019.

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BSNL STRIKE IS COMPLETE EVERYWHERE.

The three day strike called by AUAB against violation of assurances given by the Communications Minister on pension revision, wage revision, 4 G spectrum to BSNL and pension contribution on actual pay started today. Reports say the strike is complete in almost all circles except J&K which was exempted. The BSNL workers have given a fitting rebuff to the arrogant attitude of DoT and government and has showed exemplary courage and determination against invoking ESMA to defeat the strike.

AIBDPA, as per the call of CHQ is extending all support to the striking workers and organized solidarity Dharna in many places. A few photos received are given under;

PATNA

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HUBLI- Com.G.G.Patil, AGS, AIBDPA addressing the striking workers and AIBDPA members.