Satellite Phone Service by BSNL.

CMD BSNL Anupam Shrivastava has stated that BSNL is moving for providing Satellite Phone services by 2 years. BSNL has already started Satellite phone service using IMMARSAT service, initially for the use of government. Gradually, this will be extended to the customers.

Of course, BSNL is on move to give better service to the people. Congratulations!

Withdraw the Notification banning sale of cattle for slaughter.

 

Through the notification number 396, called Regulation on Livestock Rules 2017, imposes a ban on sale of cattle for slaughter all across India. Cattle in this notification are defined as bulls, cows, bullocks, buffaloes, steers, heifers, calves and camels. In January this year, a bench headed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court had stayed the order of the Himachal Pradesh High Court which, through a judgement in 2016, had directed the central government to enact a national law against cow slaughter.The Supreme Court did not accept that the central government has the jurisdiction to do so. The case is still before the top court. Thus, the present notification by the central government circumvents the Supreme Court stay order. Instead of a national ban on cow slaughter, it imposes a national ban on the sale of all cattle for slaughter. This includes the six states where there is no law at present against cow slaughter. Thus, the notification is a direct encroachment on the rights of the States and on the federal structure of the constitution. Further, it will give unlimited powers to the ‘Gau Rakshaks’, who are involving in ‘man slaughter’, in the name of stopping ‘cow slaughter’, creating communal tensions. Hence, the government should withdraw this notification

(SOURCE: BSNLEU WEBSITE)

 

CLARIFICATION ON MEDICAL CLAIMS TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS.

REIMBURSEMENT OF MEDICAL CLAIMS TO PENSIONERS UNDER CS (MA) RULES, 1944 AS DIRECTED BY VARIOUS CATS/COURTS – REGARDING.

No. 5.14025/23/2013-MS.EHSS

Government of India

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Department of Health and Family Welfare

Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi

Dated the 29 September, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:-Reimbursement of medical claims to pensioners under CS (MA) Rules, 1944 as directed by various CATS/Courts – Regarding.

            The undersigned is directed to state that various references are being received in Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on the above mentioned subject. it is hereby clarified that CS (MA) Rules, 1944 are not applicable to pensioners till date.

2.         It is further informed that the following options to avail medical facilities are available to Central Government pensioners:

a)         Pensioners residing in CGHS covered areas:

1) They can get themselves registered in CGHS dispensary after making requisite contribution and can avail both OPD and IPD facilities.

2). Pensioners residing in CGHS areas cannot optout of CGHS and avail any other medical facility {i.e. Fixed Medical Allowance). Such pensioners, if they do not choose to avail CGHS facility by depositing the required contributions, cannot be granted Fixed Medical allowance in lieu of CGHS.

b) Pensioners residing in non -CGHS areas:

1). They can avail Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) @ Rs.500/- per month

2) They can also avail benefits of CGHS- [OPD and IPD] by registering themselves in the nearest CGHS “city after“making the required subscription.

3) They also have the option to avail FMA, for OPD treatment and CG HS for IPD treatments after making the required subscriptions as per CGHS guidelines.

3.         In view. of the above, reimbursement of medical claims to pensioners under CS (MA) Rules, 1944 as directed by various CATS/Courts, need not be referred to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The respective Administrative Department/Ministry may take their own decision in this regard.

4.         further, all Departments/Ministries are requested to intimate their employees proceeding for retirement regarding the above options for medical facilities available to the Central Government pensioners.

5. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

(SUNIL KUMAR GUPTA)

UNDER SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF INDIA

 

CUDDALORE DISTRICT CONFERENCE HELD.

The Cuddalore District Conference was held on 23-05-2017 under the presidentship of Com. G.Govindarajalu, District President. Com.R.Ramamoorthy, CPI(M) leader inaugurated the conference. Coms.C.K.Narasimhan, Circle Secretary, P.Manickamoorthy, Circle President, P.Sivalingam,State Govt Pensioners Association, A.Annamalai (ACS,BSNLEU), K.T.Sampantham (District Secretary,BSNLEU) and Shri. V.Shanmugam (DE(M) ) addressed.

The report and accounts were presented by Com.S.Muthukumarasamy, District Secretary and Treasurer,respectively and were adopted after discussion.

Office beraers with Com.N.Meghanathan (President), Com.I.M.Mathiyazhagan (District Secretary) and Com.B.Chandrasekharan (Treasurer) were elected unanimously.

MANGALORE DISTRICT CONFERENCE HELD SUCCESSFULLY.

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Mangalore District Branch’s 5th biennial conference has been held with enthusiasm on 27-05-2017 at Nasik-Bengera Hall, Mangalore. Com.V.C.Naik, District President controlled the proceedings. The conference was inaugurated by Cpm.G.G.Patil, Assistant General Secretary. Coms. Muddaiah, Circle Secretary, R.G.Bhandare, Circle President, Pasha and Krishna, BSNLEU District Secretary and President,respectively, B.P.Narayana and Harishchandra Rao addressed. The report and accounts presented by Coms. Gopal Naik, District Secretary and M.Sridhar, Treasurer were adopted after discussion.

Office bearers were elected with Com.V.C.Naik (President), Harishchandra Rao (District Secretary) and Com.Lousie Desouza (Treasurer)

COM.M.K.PARMAR PASSED AWAY.

CHQ is saddened to report the unexpected demise of Com.M.K.Parmar, District Secretary, Bharuch, Gujarat. He was unwell for a brief period and the end came on 25-05-2017.

Com.M.K.Parmar was a committed comrade and was in touch with the CHQ,even before the formation of Gujarat Circle Branch. He had organised a pensioners organisation of BSNL retirees at Bharuch and had no hesitation to merge it with AIBDPA. 

We pay our respectful homage to Com.M.K.Parmar and convey heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and comrades.

The WFTU confirmed its Solidarity and Support to the Palestinian People

On 25th May, in WFTU headquarters in Athens, Greece, the WFTU confirmed its relentless support to the struggles of the Palestinian political prisoners and the Palestinian people.

The heroic people of Palestine can rely on the firm and non – negotiable solidarity of the WFTU until the definitive victory of the Palestinian people against the Israeli occupation and imperialist crimes.

A TV CHANNEL REPORT ON JALGAON DISTRICT BRANCH DHARNA ON 25-05-2017

AIBDPA DHARNA AT JALGAON, MAHARASHTRA- TV CHANNEL REPORT.

Posted by Jayaraj Kg on Friday, 26 May 2017