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Payments to CHQ towards quota, donation, subscription of Tele Pensioner may be sent through NEFT. If your bank account is in State Bank of India, it is easier to transfer the amount. And in cases of bank account in some other bank, the amount be transferred through NEFT( National Electronic Fund Transfer).

Please inform CHQ Treasurer Com.M G S Kurup (mobile No.9447595033) / General Secretary (9447455633)after transferring the amount with name of the district branch, date of payment and amount and other details like quota/ donation etc. This is very important and necessary for issuing receipt and accounting.

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All India BSNL DOT Pensioners Association
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NCCPA CIRCULAR ON DECISIONS OF THE NATIONALEXECUTIVE HELD ON 19-06-2024.

NATIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEEOF PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS

(Registered under the T.U. Act RTU-01/2021)NCCPA /

Decisions of Executive

Dated 20th June 2024

To

All Office Bearers and Affiliated organisations.


A meeting of NCCPA Executive was held at 3.00 P.M on 19th June 2024. As the President Comrade Shiva Gopal Mishra was preoccupied the meeting was presided over by Working President Comrade A.K.Ghosh. Nearly 30 Executive Members participated including the three Patrons.The Executive started with observing a minutes’ silence for the departed.

After the agenda was approved the President called for initiating the first item of agenda by the Secretary General.Comrade K.Ragavendran stated that all appreciated the holding of 5th AIC at Chennai and called for opinions of members. He recalled the Chennai AIC had given the task to form NCCPA COCs in all States; to propagate formation of Confederation of all Pensioners Associations; and to strengthen the functioning of Trade Union International (Pensioners & Retired). He requested that NCCPA COCs be formed in all States so that all calls of NCCPA and TUI(P&R) are implemented effectively.

Thereupon the executive deliberated on the holding of Chennai AIC and the general opinion was that it was a good conference. Some comrades revealed that though NCCPA has not been functioning in their state, all calls are being implemented through the CGPA COCs. However, formation of NCCPA COCs in all States was insisted by the Secretary General so as to implement all calls effectively in the name of NCCPA.

Next item taken up was the TUI(P&R) World Congress held at Athens at Greece, Comrades who participated physically in the Congress Comrades A.K.Ghosh; D.K.Debnath; and K.Ragavendran and also virtually by Comrade K.G.Jayaraj explained the details of the Congress. The Executive congratulated all the Office Bearers and Commission Members elected in the TUI(P&R) World Congress especially from India.

The memorandum prepared by the Secretary General and submitted to the Cabinet Secretary by NCCPA and ‘Affiliates and the future Programme of action is discussed by the Executive. It was pointed out that though the memorandum was written in good shape, certain omissions were pointed out. Suggestions for future Programme of action also were suggested by the members,Ultimately it was decided that two memorandums (Memorandum 1 and 2) will be prepared by NCCPA; one for CGHS / RELHS medical issues and the other for general pension related issues. The respective associations will be consulted while preparing the memorandum so that the issues are correctly focused.

There will be submission of memorandum (1) by NCCPA and all Affiliates on 29.07.2024 to Minister of Health and to Director General CGHS by email.

State level Dharnas on August 6th (06.08.2024) in front of AD CGHS Offices and handing over of the same memorandum (1) to the AD CGHS to press the demands.

Memorandum (2) on Pension related issues to be submitted to the Prime Minister, Pension Minister and to Cabinet Secretary by email by the NCCPA and all Affiliates on September 5.9.2024.

Local (District) level Dharna on 13.09.2024 before a Central Government Office of local choice.

State level dharna in front of any Central Government Office or a place of choice to Circles on 25.09.2024.

Our branches should embark upon the meeting the Members of Parliament during early time of October and enlisting their support on both memorandums.

Dharna in New Delhi by NCCPA and Affiliates during the last week of October 2024. (The date will be shortly announced after fixing the date).

Delhi Dharna will be on all issues covering the CGHS/RELHS/Medicare Insurance and all other Pension related issues. NCCPA and Affiliates should take the initiative to organize a press meet before Delhi Dharna preferably during the third week of October 2024. The Press meet should focus on Health issues and Pension related issues. These decisions were due to the fact that without struggles no advancement to Pensioners could be achieved.

The Executive unanimously elected Comrade Sridhar (AIRRF) as the Vice President of NCCPA and Comrades Aram Singh General Secretary of AIRRF and K.V.Jayaraj General Secretary of National Forum for Atomic Energy Retirees to the executive committee as per the unanimous decision of the Chennai AIC.

Then the Treasurer CHQ Comrade G.Kumar presented the audited accounts of NCCPA for the year 2023 and the same was unanimously approved.Legal action on Pension related issues will be taken up by the next executive

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Comrade K.G. Jayaraj raised the issue of support of NCCPA to their joint struggle under any other item with the permission of chair. He requested that the NCCPA should extend support to the struggle of Joint Forum of BSNL MTNL Pensioners Associations on 2.7.2024 ‘Demands Day’. NCCPA also assured total support to BSNL MTNL Pensioners struggle. The Executive concluded at about 5.45 P.M with the formal vote of thanks.

K.Ragavendran, Secretary General NCCPA

CHENNAI TELEPHONES ORGANISED A SPECIAL MEETING WITH GOOD PARTICIPATION.

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Com.K G Jayaraj, General Secretary addressed a well organised meeting by Chennai Telephones at Karur Vyasa Bank Hall, Chennai on 20-06-2024. Com.V Kuppan, Circle President controlled the proceedings. Com.K Govindaraj, Circle Secretary and CHQ AGS welcomed one and all.

General Secretary, in his address explained almost all the issues being confronted by the pensioners, especially pension revision and the agitational programme being launched by the Joint Forum of BSNL MTNL Pensioners Associations. He also touched the important developments at the international level, particularly the genocide being let loose against Palestinian people at Gaza by the barbaric Israel with the full support of US imperialism and the report on the 3rd Congress of TUI(P&R). National situation after the Parliament Election was also narrated. The election result is a clear message that the Indian people will not tolerate authoritarianism and attacks on constitution and democracy.

Incidentally it was the 70th birthday of Com.K Govindaraj and was celebrated with cutting the cake happily by the comrades. Coms.C K Narasimhan, Circle President , Tamil Nadu, R Rajasekar, Circle Secretary, Tamil Nadu, Janarthanan, Acting Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Chennai Telephones, T Kasi, Circle President ,CCMU and senior leaders Coms.B Subramoniam, Moni Balan, Puthina, Geetha, Nagaraj, Vasudevan etc attended. Large participation of pensioners with about 40 lady comrades is worth mentioning. Com. N. Panchatcharam, Circle Treasurer proposed vote of thanks.

TAMIL NADU CIRCLE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD AT PONDICHERRY.

The Circle Executive Committee meeting of Tamil Nadu was held at the Conference Hall of GM office, Pondicherry on 19-06-2024. Com.C K Narasimhan, Circle President presided over the CEC meeting. Com.V Ramakrishnan, District Secretary of the hosting Pondicherry District delivered the welcome address. Com.R Rajasekar, Circle Secretary also welcomed all and presented the report of activities for the intervening period followed with the audited accounts by Com.S Nataraja, Circle Treasurer.

Com.K G Jayaraj, General Secretary inaugurated the CEC meeting explaining the issues in detail covering the TUI (P&R) 3rd Congress, Parliament election results, NCCPA memorandum on various issues of the pensioners, particularly CGHS issues, BSNL MRS, status of pension revision and the agitational programme by Joint Forum of BSNL MTNL Pensioners Associations starting with the Demands Day on 02-07-2024. Coms.S Mohandoss, CHQ Vice President, V Venkatraman, CHQ Organising Secretary and V Seethalakshmi, CHQ Assistant Treasurer also addressed.

In the discussion that followed, all the District Secretaries and Circle Office Bearaers actively participated and several issues were raised. Circle Secretary and General Secretary replied to the points raised in the discussion. Resolutions on important issues were adopted unanimously. With concluding speech by Com.C K Narasimhan and vote of thanks by Com.LParameswaran, Circle Assistant Secretary, the meeting was concluded at 6.30 PM.

TUI (P&R) HOLDS IT’S MEETING AT ILO HEADQUARTERS, GENEVA ON 13-06-2024.

A delegation of TUIP&R) consisting Coms. Quim Boix, General Secretary, Anda Anastasaki , Deputy General Secretary and Bachir Hakem, Secretary, Organisation have participated in the ILO Conference in Geneva and Com. Bachir Hakem had delivered the speech in the conference on behalf of TUI (P&R).

The leaders utilized the opportunity to hold the meeting at Geneva with participation of other functionaries virtually from 2.30 to 4.30 PM (IST ) on 13-06-2024.

Com. Anda Anastasaki controlled the proceedings. Com. Quim Boix initiated the meeting and gave a good account of the functioning of TUI (P&R) and narrated the history of pension and the attacks by the capitalism. He emphasised the importance of joint struggles of both workers and retirees.Com. Bachir Hakem presented a brief report after the successful 3rd Congress held at Athens in April, 2024.

Then leaders of various organisations of Columbia, Senegal, Sri Lanka, African Coordinator Com. A. Drissi etc spoke.

From India two comrades who were part of AITUC delegation to ILO Conference also addressed the meeting on the ill effects of NPS.

Finally Com. K G. Jayaraj spoke on the Indian situation after the general elections and stated that the organizations are committed to continue the struggle for restoration of OPS, BSNL and Bank pension updations and resolution of other pending issues. Com. K. Ragavendran could not speak due technical problems. Com. D. K. Debnath, General Secretary, AIPRPA also participated in the meeting.

CHQ PAYS HOMAGES TO COM. T SESHAIAH.

Com. T. Seshaiah, a sincere and devoted leader of telecom unions in Hyderabad shouldered the responsibility of District Secretary, AIBDPA, Hyderabad after his retirement. He was only 73 and passed away at 4.25 PM on 13-06-2024 after a brief brain related illness. It is a great loss to our organization.

CHQ pays homages to the departed leader and conveys hearfelt condolences to the bereaved family and comrades.

WFTU statement on the World Day Against Child Labour 12 Jun 2024

The World Federation of Trade Unions, the militant voice of 105 million workers who live, work, and struggle in 133 countries of the 5 continents, reaffirms that the class-oriented trade union movement is fundamentally opposed and timelessly struggles against the capitalist exploitation and particularly the inhumane and bloody child labour.

On the occasion of June 12th, World Day Against Child Labor, we strongly condemn the barbaric exploitation of children as cheap labor force all over the world. Even in the most advanced economies, underage exploitation is a fact, and childhood is stolen from children. The big capital monopolies, driven by their endless thirst for profits exploit the children as cheap labor. Especially amid the capitalist crisis and the deepening of intra-imperialist rivalries, the exploitation of children is intensifying even more, always with a view to maximizing the profits of multinationals. Child workers are mainly employed in the sectors of agriculture, fishing, and mining, while other children work even as modern-day slaves.

As the world’s class-oriented trade union movement, the WFTU organizes with unwavering commitment our struggle for the abolition of child labour and for the total protection of ALL children’s rights:

– The children’s right to proper nutrition and healthcare in a world where thousands of children die daily, because of lack of food and while hunger is responsible for half of child deaths in Africa.

– Public free and compulsory education for all children.

– Recreation and access to leisure activities that develop the children’s personality and talents.

We demand all the necessary measures to be promptly taken for the adequate protection of children from child labor, as well as for the covering of all of their contemporary needs. The international class-oriented trade union movement intensifies its struggle and initiatives against child labour and all forms of exploitation.