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Cabinet understood to have approved recommendations of the 3rd PRC.


Strike will take place on 27.07.2017. Take all out efforts to make it a historic success.

As regards the implementation of the recommendations of the 3rd PRC, no official information is available, about the decisions of the Cabinet meeting held yesterday. Even the media is not having access to the decisions of the Cabinet meeting. However, it is reliably learnt that, the Cabinet has approved the major recommendations of the 3rd PRC, including it’s “Affordability Clause”. Accordingly, employees of loss making PSUs, including BSNL, may not be eligible for wage revision. Thus, the decision of the unions and associations of BSNL to go on one day strike on 27.07.2017, to create compulsions on the government, proves to be correct and justified. Hence, circle and district secretaries are requested to take maximum efforts to ensure participation of each and every employee in the one day strike. This is our life and death matter. Hence, no question of going back from the decision to conduct the strike. One Day Strike will take place on 27.07.2017, as per schedule. Through our struggles, we will compel the government to change it’s decision with regards to the 3rd PRC.

(courtesy: BSNLEU website)

7th CPC Anomalies will be disposed before 15-2-2018 – DoPT Order- an assurance never to be implemented.


Subject: Extension of time limit for forwarding of 7th CPC-related anomalies b

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training


North Block, New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 17th July, 2017

y the Staff-Side, NC(JCM) and for their disposal by the National Anomaly Committee – regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to the aforementioned subject and to say that in further partial modification of this Department’s O.M. of even no. dated 5th May, 2017, it has been decided to extend the time limits for both receipt and disposal of the 7th CPC-related anomalies, as per the following details:

(i) The time limit for receipt of anomalies will stand extended by three months from 15.05.2017(as notified vide O.M. referred to above) to 15.08.2017; and

(ii) The time limit for disposal of anomalies will stand extended by three months from 15.11.2017 (as notified vide O.M. referred to above) to 15.02.2018.

2. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.

Deputy Secretary (JCA

CPAO Oreder for Fixd Medical Allowance for Central Government Pensioners.

The Fixed Medical Allowance is Granted to Central Government Pensioners those who are living non CGHS Areas. The CPAO has issued order for revision of Fixed medical Allowance and Constant Attendant Allowance on 100% disablement  as per the Decision of Government on 7th Pay Commission Recommendation on Allowances.
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Office Memorandum

Subject:- The Central Government’s decision on recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowance payment to Pensioners: revised Fixed Medical Allowance and Constant Attendance Allowance on 100% disablement regarding.

Attention is invited to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated-6th July, 2017 on the above subject whereby it has been decided to revise the existing rates of following allowances for Pensioners:

7TH CPC Fixed Medical Allowance rates
These revised rates are payable w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

In view of the above, Heads of CPPCs/Government Business Departments of all the banks are requested to arrange to credit the pensions/family pensions to the bank accounts from the month of July, 2017 onwards, for the respective pensioners who are already being paid above allowances, with the revised rates without waiting for any specific/separate authority from CPAO for such Pensioners.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

(Subhash Chandra)
(Controller of Accounts)


Guidelines for Participants in National Executive of NCCPA at Nagpur




E mail:

13.c Feroze Shah Road,m

 New Delhi. 110 001

Dated: 15th July, 2017

Dear Comrades,

As was intimated earlier, the National Executive Committee meeting of the NCCPA will be held at Nagpur on 19th August, 2017.  Necessary arrangements have been made by the host Unit at Nagpur  We are extracting hereunder the relevant portion of the circular letter giving the details of arrangements for stay , food and meeting.  Kindly take the pains to intimate the host unit of your travel plan so that the comrades can pick you up from the Station or Airport and make you reach the venue.

Extract from the letter of the host Unit.


                Dear Comrades


By now you must have received Notice dated 28th May, 2017 for the ensuing National Executive Meeting of NCCPA at Nagpur on 19th August 2017 followed by Secretary General’s circular letter dt/-3rd June, 2017.

The local Coordination Committee of Pensioners’ Associations -Reception Committee is making all out efforts to warmly welcome you and ensure your comfortable stay and participation in the meeting. Venue of your stay and meeting will be “MLA Rest House – AAMDAR NIWAS” (opposite Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande Sabhagruha ) in Civil Line Nagpur, at a distance of 2-3 k.m. from Nagpur (main) Railway Station. Facility for Pre paid booking of Autorikshaw is available at the main Railway Station. Efforts are also being made to post some Comrades at the Railway Station to help and guide you.           

The rooms for stay will be made available from 18th August, 2017 after noon to 9.00 a.m.(check out) on 20th August, 17. Canteen facility for Tea, Snacks etc. on 18th August could be made available on demand, with prior intimation. Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on 19thwill be provided by COC-Reception Committee. Please inform the following particulars immediately by return of post/e mail at the below mentioned address :

63, Dharampeth Coop. Housing Society Layout -3,Ram Mandir Marg, Deendayalnagar, Nagpur-440022 – Mobile No. 9168528368 

 e mail –


         Name of organization: 

         Post held: 

        Train name, date and time of arrival:


                Phone nos. of  following comrades will also be available for contact-

  B.P.Petkar -9423101608                     A.S.Chavandke -0712-2290004

                H.N.Bante -9370924353                     S.T.Deshmukh -9423629501

                 M.V.Naik   -9422818873                     M.K.Kapse        -9420854834

                S.V.Kose   -9503928445


                                       With fraternal warm greetings

                   B.P.Petkar                                             D.V.Dhaktod

                Secretary, CCPA,Nagpur                          Vice President, NCCPA  

                With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

KKN Kutty

Secretary General.

Note: The concordance table (ready reckoner) for fixation of pension for Pre-2016 Pensioners released by the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare containing nearly 60 Pages is available in the website

2100 Million people lack access to drinking water – World Health Organisation

Message from Trade Union International (Pensioners and Retirees) given below:

About three out of ten people worldwide, 2100 million people, lack access to potable water and water available at home. And six out of 10 4,400 million- lack safe sanitation. The conditions are worse in rural areas. Are the findings of the new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF , which also warns of water shortages in health centers and schools, increasing the risk of disease especially of children. As a result, 361,000 children under five die each year from diarrhea.

“Drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in the home should not be an exclusive privilege of those who are rich or live in urban centers , ” said the director general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “It is fundamental to human health services, and all countries have a responsibility to ensure that everyone can access them , ” complains. As reported by the agency, thousands of millions of people have gained access to basic water and sanitation since 2000, but these services do not necessarily provide clean water and safe sanitation.

Poor sanitation and contaminated water are also associated with the transmission of diseases such as cholera, dysentery, hepatitis A and typhoid fever. “Drinking water, effective sanitation and hygiene are critical to the health of every child and community, and therefore are essential to build stronger, healthier and more equitable societies. As we improve these services today in the most vulnerable communities and underprivileged children we are offering a fairer to enjoy a better tomorrow opportunity , “adds Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director.

According to the report, 2,100 million people do not have water safely managed, 844 million lack even basic water service. This includes 263 million people who have to spend more than 30 minutes per trip to collect water from sources that are away from home, and 159 million who still drink untreated water from sources of water, such as streams or lakes. In 90 countries, progress towards basic sanitation is too slow, which means that its inhabitants will not reach universal coverage by 2030, continues the document.

Of the 4,400 million people do not have safe sanitation, 2.300 million still lack basic sanitation. This includes 600 million people who share a toilet or latrine with other households, and 892 million people, most in rural areas – that defecate in the open. Due to population growth, open defecation is increasing in sub – Saharan Africa and Oceania. According to the report, access to water and soap for washing hands varies greatly in the 70 countries with available data from 15% of the population in sub – Saharan Africa to 76% in West Asia and North Africa.


The One Day hunger Strike called by All Unions and Associations has been held on 13-07-2017 with good participation through out the country reflecting the determination of the BSNL employees to strike work on 27-07-2017. In Delhi, the hunger strike was held at Eastern Court was addressed by all the leaders including Coms.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU,.K.Jayaprakash, General Secretary, FNTO, G.L.Jogi, Chairman, SNEA, K.Sebastian, General Secretary, SNEA, Sureshkumar, General Secretary, BSNLMS etc. Com.Chandeswar Singh, General Secretary, NFTE greeted the hunger strike participants.

As per the call of CHQ, AIBDPA members participated in almost all places.


HUNGER STRIKE ON 13-07-2017 by Unions and Associations at BSNLCO,  Circle and SSA HQs.


(i) Settle wage revision and pension revision w.e.f. 01.01.2017.

(ii) Settle superannuation benefits to the Directly Recruited employees.

(iii) Unconditionally withdraw the Corporate Office letter dated 08.05.2017, banning all trade union activities in BSNL and vindictive actions.

All CSs / DSs / BSs / CHQ and Circle OBs / Activists / Members are requested to participate en masse and make it a grand success. 




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Belgaum District, one of the biggest branches in Karnataka, held the tri-monthly General body Meeting at Kannada Sahitya Samithi hall on 11-07-2017 with massive participation of pensioners. Com.Sarapure, District Secretary welcomed the gathering. Com.G.G.Patil, Asst General Secretary inaugurated the meeting explaining the current developments including the efforts taken by CHQ in settling 78.2%, annulment of 60:40, restoration of medical allowance, free night call facility,3rd PRC and the  proposed One Day Strike on 27-07-2017 by All Unions and Associations demanding pay revision and pension revision. He exhorted to support the strike and also participate in the the Hunger Strike on 13-07-2017. Com.R.B.Tatapati, District President and  Circle Vice President delivered the presidential address and appealed to strengthen the organisation. Com. Gaste and other leaders also addressed.


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In a well attended meeting of pensioners including ladies, held at Canada Corner Telephone Exchange on 11-07-2017, the District Branch of AIBDPA, Nasik has been formed. Com.R.N.Patil, Circle Secretary, Maharashtra inaugurated the meeting and explaine the issues confronting the pensioners. Various doubts raised by the pensioners were adequately clarified. Coms. S.N.Ksirsagar, Circle Org Secretary, Kashid, Asst Circle Secretary and Shinde, Circle Organising Secretary also addressed the meeting.

Office bearers were elected unanimously with the following important functionaries.

President : Com.Jabbar Shaik, District Secretary : Com. A.B.Sant and Trasurer : Com. S.G.Khairner.