Reception Committee

3rd All India Conference

All India BSNL  DOT Pensioners Association

56, Metcalfe Street, Room No. – 1H,

Kolkata – 700013, E-mail:


K O L K A T A   C A L L I N G !

News Letter – dated 1st January, 2019


All CEC Members & District Secretaries of AIBDPA


Dear Comrades,

On behalf of the Reception Committee as well as three Circle Branches of AIBDPA working in West Bengal viz. Kolkata Telephones Circle, West Bengal Telecom Circle, Telecom Factory & Stores Circle and the affiliate Centre of Retired Telecom Officers (CORTO), we cordially welcome you along with your Delegates in the forthcoming 3rd Triennial All India Conference of AIBDPA scheduled to be held in Kolkata on 23-24 February, 2019. We are on the work along with the active support of BSNLEU & BSNLCCWF and with the valuable advice of the CHQ President Com. A. K. Bhattacharjee to make the AIC a resounding success. Com. K.G. Jayaraj, General Secretary, had encouraged us with his presence and speech in one meeting of the Reception Committee as also his visit of both the Auditorium and Camp. We sincerely hope and trust that successful conduct of the Conference will further strengthen the Pensioners’ movement at the state and all India level.        

You have already come to know various information regarding the Conference, through CHQ Journal, Website and Circulars. However, please note the following information. We will communicate latest information through the CHQ Website in future. We request you to keep constant watch on the CHQ Website.

The Conference will be held on 23rd and 24th February, 2019 at Purbashree Auditorium, Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), IB-201, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700106. This is a very high standard auditorium.

Accommodation for all Delegates and Observers is arranged in a single place – the State Youth Hostel inside the sprawling Salt Lake Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Stadium, which is within walking distance from the conference hall. The entrance is through Ramp No. 24, Gate No.-3 of the Stadium, opposite to AMRI Hospital (Salt Lake) or Gate No. 5 on Eastern Metropolitan By-pass Road. We have booked the accommodation from 22nd February (9 AM) to 25th February morning (8-30 AM). All these are two-tier cots. Considering the number of delegates and observers, we seek your kind co-operation to adjust with it. Food will also be served in this premises.

There will be Reception Camps at Howrah and Sealdah Railway Stations on 22nd and 23rd February to assist the incoming Delegates. The distance of both the venue and camp from Howrah and Sealdah Railway Stations is 10 KM and 5 KM respectively. From Airport, it is 12 KM.

The climate will be most pleasant in Kolkata during this period of the year – the season Basanta. However, considering any sudden fluctuation, comrades are requested to keep with them light warm clothing and one single-sized bed-sheet. All comrades are requested to keep valid Photo Identity Card with them without fail. They are also requested to bring one small lock and key for use in the dormitory locker.

Delegate Fee will be Rs. 1000 including Rs. 200 as CHQ Levy. All Delegates, Observers and Visitors shall have to pay this amount. CHQ has already allocated the number of Delegates entitled by the Circles.

We earnestly request the Circle Secretaries to send the full list of CEC Members, District-wise Delegates and Observers from their Circles to the Reception Committee by e-mail with the following details (for each and everyone) by 31st January’19. District Secretaries and other comrades are requested to send their particulars through the Circle Secretaries. (1) Name; (2) Individual Contact No.; (3) Age; (4) Female/ Male; (5) Date & Time of Arrival; (6) Mode of Travel (Rail/ Road/ Air); (7) Arriving Railway Station & Train Name/ Number; (8) Date & Time of Departure.

We are very much encouraged to note that the Jalgaon CEC meeting has called upon all Circle and District bodies to collect AIC Fund @ Rs. 100 from members and remit half of the collected amount to the Reception Committee. We are thankful that it has started coming.

There are many places of interest – historical, cultural, educational and religious – in Kolkata and the State of West Bengal. Places of excellent natural beauty including hill, forest and sea beach are also there. We hope, you will not miss the opportunity to visit some of those places and refresh yourselves, of course, before and after the Conference schedule.

With these few words, we seek comradely cooperation from all of you to make the Conference successful and memorable.

With warm greetings.

Reception Committee, 3rd AIC, AIBDPA


Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya

Eminent Lawyer, Former Mayor of Kolkata

Working Presidium:

Debabrata Basu, Susanta Ghosh, Supriya Mitra

Joint General Secretaries:

Pijush Chakraborty, Sanjib Banerjee


Adhir Kumar Sen

Bank Account Details:

A/c Name: Reception Committee 3rd AIC AIBDPA

Bank Branch: Allahabad Bank, JL Nehru Road Branch, Kolkata

SB A/c No. – 50450962359;  IFSC Code: ALLA0211708

MICR Code: 700010085;  Branch Code: 211708

Contact Numbers:

Joint General Secretaries:

Sanjib Banerjee – 09477305005, Pijush Chakraborty – 09432455222,

Treasurer: Adhir Kr. Sen – 09433345317,

Joint Convenors (Office & Souvenir Sub-committee):

Mihir Dasgupta – 09433008989, Asis Das – 09433003645.