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The Central Government has come up with an order prohibiting workers in the Defense establishments joining service unions. This may be viewed on the background of the Glorious United Strike of workers of 41 ordnance factories from 19th September, 2019 called by all the three federations.


Defence workers being membership in Service Associations- MOD clarification

Participation of Defence Workers in the Service Associations recognised under the Central Civil Service.

File No:21 (09/2016-D(JCM)
Government of India
Department of Defence

Subject: -Participation of Defence Workers in the Service Associations recognised under the Central Civil Service (CCS) Recognition of Service Association (RSA) Rules. 1993-reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that the issue regarding applicability of Central Civil Service (CCS) Recognition of Service Association (RSA) Rules: 1993 to the workers employed in the Defence establishments was discussed in the famous forums including the 46 and 47 National Council JCM meetings.

2. As a practice, workers have been participating in Associations in Ministry of Defence. However CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 stipulates that these rules shall not apply to industrial employees of the Ministry of Railways and workers employed in Defence installations of Ministry of Defence for whom separate Rules for recognition exist.

3. The matter has since been re-examined in consultation with DoPT Ministry of Labour & Employment and Legal Adviser (Defence). It has accordingly been decided that all Headquarters Directorates Defence establishments under the Ministry of Defence may advice their employees that those workers who are coveted under Factories Act and Industrial Disputes Act cannot be part of Service Association as per provisions of CCS (RSA) Rules 1993. All future cases of recognition renewal of recognition Service Associations may be processed accordingly

(Anil Kumar. T)
Under Secretary (JCM)
Tel No 2301 1250




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The Jabalpur District Conference has been held on 10th November 2019. Com. Jagadish Singh, CHQ Vice President and District President presided. Com. S N S Chauhan District Secretary welcomed all and presented the biennial report. Com. N. L. Patel, Treasurer submitted the audited accounts. 

Com. H. S. Thakur, Circle Secretary inaugurated the Conference with an elaborate speech on current developments. Coms. B S. Raghuvanshi, Circle President, BSNLEU, Lakhan Singh, ACS, BSNLEU, R. Arjaria, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Vishnu Choudhary, District Secretary, CMU, Rajendra Singh, District Secretary, SEWA and Shio Kumar Yadav addressed.

Coms. Jagadish Singh, S N S Chauhan and N L Patel were reelected as President, District Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. 


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Com. S S Roy, Working President, NCCPA inaugurating

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Com.K G Jayaraj, General Secretary delivering the Keynote address.

Com.Sanjib Banerjee, AGS, replying to the discussion.

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Com.Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary summing up.

The delegates and leaders participated actively in the procession taken out through the nearby streets of the venue to start with the circle conference of West Bengal at Asansol on 9-10,November, 2019.

After the flag hoisting and floral tributes to the martyrs, the Open session started with Com. Susanta Ghosh, Circle President in the chair. Com. S S Roy. Working President, NCCPA inaugurated the Conference explaining the current scenario in the country with particular focus on attack being let loose against the people by the BJP government.

Delivering the keynote address, Com. K G Jayaraj, General Secretary dealt on the issues of pensioners, especially, pension revision and nonpayment of medical bills and allowance. He also spoke on BSNL revival package with VRS. General Secretary appealed for an action plan to enroll the VRS optees into our fold and strengthen the beloved AIBDPA.

Coms. Animesh Mitra, President, BSNLEU & Secretary General, BSNLCCWF, Sisir Roy, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Kolkata Telephones, Om prakash Singh, General Secretary, BSNLCC and Adir Kr Sen, Vice president, CHQ and Circle Secretary, TF & Stores  addressed.

In the subject session, a presidium consisting of Com. Susanta Ghosh, Dipak Mitra, Dilip Das, Govinda Das and Moni Chhetri controlled the proceedings. Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary presented the biennial report. Due to the sudden death of Com. P K Nandi, Treasurer the accounts could not be presented and Conference allowed to present the accounts to the CEC to be held within three months.

Delegates and District Secretaries from 15 districts participated in the lively discussion. Coms. Sanjib Banerjee, AGS and Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary summed up replying to the points raised in the discussion.

Office bearers elected unanimously included Coms. Susanta Ghosh (President), Pijush Chakraborty (Circle Secretary) and Debasish Khan (Treasurer). 

The excellent arrangements made by the the Asansol comrades were admired by one and all.


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Kolkata Telecom District Branch has held it’s biennial conference on 06-11-2019 at CTO Union office. Due to the death of District President, Com. P K Nandi, the four Vice Presidents jointly controlled the proceedings.

Com. A.K.Nandan, District Secretary welcomed and presented the biennial report and audited accounts.

Com.Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary inaugurated the Conference with a detailed speech on the issues confronting the pensoners. Leaders of BSNLEU and CMU greeted the conference.

After an active discussion, both the report and the accounts were adopted.

The Conference elected the office bearers unanimously with Com.Gobinda Das (President) Com.Ajit Kumar Nandan (District Secretary) and Com.Ashit Bose (Treasurer)

Welcome to AIBDPA, the mighty organisation of BSNL DOT Pensioners..

Welcome to AIBDPA, the mighty organisation of BSNL DOT Pensioners.

BSNL VRS is being availed by a large number of Executives and Non-Executives. After retirement all pensioners are one and alike. All India BSNL DOT Pensioners Association heartily welcome all of you to this great organisation, guided and lead by visionary leaders like Coms.V.A.N. Namboodiri, P.V. Chandrasekharan and Ananta Kumar Bhattacharjee.

We have our Central Head Quarters at Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Delhi, which enable us to take up the issues then and there with the respective authorities effectively. We have in our fold retirees from Director (BSNL), CGMs, GM’s to Group D.

We do not hesitate to launch agitation when it is warranted to achieve the genuine demands of the pensioners. We maintain a close and cordial relationship with the united movement of Executives and Non-Executives in BSNL, All Unions and Associations of BSNL. We believe that this is necessary to achieve the basic and important issues of the pensioners.

Yes, it is also with their struggle that we could achieve Pension Revision of pre 2007 BSNL retirees, 78.2% IDA fixation, annulment of 60:40 condition, Restoration of quarterly medical allowance, Quarters for the BSNL DOT Pensioners, Broadband concession etc.

But more are to be achieved; Pension Revision of BSNL retirees with 15% fitment from 01.01.2017, delinking wage revision, immediate payment of pending medical bills and allowance, Parity in pension, minimum pension and family pension to be 60% of the last pay, Additional Pension from 70 years etc.

We are for the protection of BSNL and join all the struggle being waged by the AUAB. We publish a journal, Tele Pensioner regularly and also a website updated with latest developments. We are affiliated to the National Co-Ordination Committee of Pensioners Associations (NCCPA), an apex body of pensioners organisations. We are also affiliated to the International Pensioners Organisation, Trade Union International (Pensioners & Retirees).

We cordially invite you to come and join AIBDPA and be proud being part of the mighty organisation.

Be assured that you will be secure with us.

With warm greetings

Yours sincerely

K G Jayaraj

General Secretary.


CHQ is saddened to report that Com.J S Doshi, District Secretary, Junagadh has passed away on 07-11-2019. Com..Doshi was ailing for some time and was admitted in the hospital. He breathed his last due to a massive heart attack. It is a great loss to our organisation.

CHQ pays respectful homage and conveys heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, comrades and friends.


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Com. H S Thakur, Circle Secretary ,who was elected Organising Secretary of NCCPA, was given a rousing reception in the Ujjain District Conference held on 04-11-2019. Com.Thakur inaugurated the conference explaining the current developments with regard to pension revision, BSNL revival and VRS. Com.Manoj Sharma, District Secretary, BSNLEU addressed the meeting and reported the organisational issues.

Thereafter election was held unanimously and the following are the important functionaries;

President: Com.G P Phagare ,District Secretary : Com.Kailas Chand Dhawan and Treasurer: Com.Holaram Dharmdhasani 


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The second District Conference of Mandasaur/ Neemuch was held on 03-11-2019 at the TDM Conference hall. Com.H S Thakur, Circle Secretary inaugurated with a detailed speech on pensioners issues and the current status. Coms. K C Sen and Ahammad Hussain, BSNLEU District Secretary and President , respectively , addressed. Com.Munna Bhai, District President presided and Com.Sen, District Secretary welcomed.

A good number of pensioners participated. 11 new members were enrolled with life subscription.

New set of office bearers were elected unanimously with Com. Hiralal Yadav President) and Com. P L Jain (District Secretary)


Circular on 4th All India Conference held at Jaipur




E mail:

13.c Feroze Shah Road,

 New Delhi. 110 001


SECy. GENERAL:          COM.K.K.N.KUTTY. (98110 483030)

Dated: 4th November 2019

Dear comrade,

A Brief report of the all India Conference

of NCCPA held in November 2019

The 4th All India Delegates conference of NCCPA/ General Body meeting was held at Geeta Bhawan (renamed as Com. S.K.Vyas hall) Jaipur on 1st and 2nd November 2019. The Reception Committee under the Chairmanship of justice Shri. V.S.Dhave had made excellent arrangements. In all 220 delegates/observers had registered their presence at the conference. The Reception Committee could accommodate all of them at the venue itself.  Most of the delegates reached the venue on 31st October itself.

Open Session

The inaugural and Open Session was held on 1.11.2019 at the specially built hall for that purpose. Comrade M.S.Dasora Coordinator Pensioners Portal for CGPA Rajasthan anchored the proceedings. Shri. Justice Dhave in his hilarious welcome address touched upon the tradition customs and conventions and the rich heritage of Jaipur as depicted in the great many monuments. He said that almost every building in Jaipur built centuries back will tell the story of bravery and courage of Rajasthani people especially the Rajputs. He appealed to the delegates to pay a visit to the monuments to refurbish their memory of the history of medieval India. He also stressed the importance of coordination as the absence of which even the best co-operation extended by the people may not be fruitful. He said that his team of Reception Committee members has strived its best to make the conference a grant success as also more comfortable for stay of delegates and visitors.

Com. Shiv Giopal Mishra in his presidential address narrated the efforts undertaken by the NCCPA as also the Staff Side of the National Council JCM in which he and Com. Kutty work together in the last four years in resolving the problems of pensioners. Much improvement could not be registered in that direction solely because of the nugatory attitude of the Govt. He however expressed his surprise over the landslide victory the ruling party could register in the last parliamentary election. He also said that it would not be out of place if one has been compelled to think that a sizeable section of the pensioners must have voted for the continuance of this Govt. So long as the thinking process does not undergo and the policies of the party in power are not realized, there would be no way that the attitude of the Government could be made to change. He appealed to the comrade delegates to campaign amongst to the pensioners the real reasons for the non-redressal of grievances of pensioners and bring about change in the polity of the country itself. He wanted the NCCPA widened its base to pay a vital role in the movement of the pensioners of the country.

Thereafter the session was addressed by almost all the office bearers of CHQ. Comrade KKN Kutty the Secretary General before conclusion of the inaugural session while proposing vote of thanks to the host unit its volunteers, Reception Committee members and others for their great services in making it possible to hold such a well attended conference had stated of the various issues, demands proposals etc. that would come up for discussion in the conference. He also brought to the notice of the delegates that the report contained a brief summary and analysis of world events that happened in last four years as also the national scenario. He expected the subject session to be productive and fruitful with suggestion from the delegates to enrich the report and consequently the activities of NCCPA in the coming years.

The national Executive met immediately after lunch to chalk out the procedure for the conduct of the conference and for piloting various proposals contained in the report. The meeting lasted for about two hours.

The subject committee session

The subject committee session commenced at 5.30 PM on 1st November 2019. The house stood in two minutes silence to pay condolence to all those who passed away during the period 2015 and 2019 including comrade Gurudas Dasgupta the leader of the CPI and former general secretary of AITUC ( who died on 31st October 2019.). The house approved the minutes of the last conference and appointed the Steering Committee to be headed by Comrade. K. Ragavendran and the Credential Committee chaired by Com. Somaiya. The house also ratified for the grant of affiliation to various organization during the period under report by the National Executive.

In a brief presentation which lasted less than an hour Com. Secretary General presented before the house the important events and issues incorporated in the report which are to be deliberated upon by the house. He also moved the resolution on policy and programme. The various proposals contained for amending the provisions of the constitution as approved by the National Executive were also placed by the secretary General for the consideration of the house. The Secretary General said that the report contained proposal for a health insurance and compendium of suggestions for improvement of the CGHS and requested the delegates to touch upon these proposals including constitution amendments while they make their presentation on the Secretary’s report.

The CHQ Treasurer Comrade H.L.Sidhu had placed for the consideration of the house the audited accounts for the years ending on 31.3.2015, 31.3.2016, 31.3.2017, 31.3.2018 and 31.3.2019. The Statement of accounts also contained the receipt and payments in respect of the journal NCCPA News. He also submitted unaudited accounts for the period 1.4.2019 to 31.10.2019. The Subjects Committee session was conducted by a presidium consisting of Com. H.N.Joshi and Comrade. S. Rahman (both Vice Presidents of the NCCPA). The subject session was adjourned for the next day at 9.15 P.M.

Subjects Committee on 2.11.2019:

In all 27 comrades representing various organizations and states participated in the discussions, which was conducted in a very disciplined manner. Barring a few, every speaker adhered to the directive of the presidium over the time allotment. The deliberation which commenced at 9.30 AM was concluded at 2.15PM. The house was adjourned for lunch and reassembled at 3.30 PM. The National secretariat met at 3.PM and considered the suggestions made by the speakers and decided upon its acceptance and otherwise. The subject session was reconvened at 3.30PM the following business was transacted thereafter.

  1. The Secretary General Summed up the deliberations and informed the house of the acceptance of the following amendments for the report.
  2. a)A paragraph will be added under national scenario over the outcome of parliamentary election in the country in 2019.
  3. b)A paragraph on the role of media in contemporary society.
  4. c)A write up on environment and climate change.

The report was placed for the approval of the house by the presidium. The house approved the report with the above amendments unanimously.

  1. Resolution on policy and programme also received the assent of the house.
  1. In respect of the accounts the clarification were sought by the house were provided by the Secretary General. The Statements of accounts were also adopted by the house unanimously.
  1. Coming to the amendments to the Constitution on the advice of the National Secretariat, the proposal for direct membership was deferred. It will be considered by the National Executive if it becomes necessary for the purpose of registration. The other amendments proposed were accepted which inter-alia included increasing the number of Patrons to 4 and Deputy Secretary General also to 4.
  1. The proposal to raise the membership fee to Rs. 2 per member per annuum and the journal subscription to Rs. 10 per copy were approved by the house.
  1. The proposal for the health insurance scheme contained in the report was also approved by the house.
  2. The compendium of suggestions to CGHS functioning will be enriched by some of the written proposal received from the delegates. After incorporation of those the suggestions will be submitted to the Health ministry by the NCCPA CHQ.
  1. The proposal to organize demonstrative programme by the pensioners on 8th January 2020 when the workers will be on strike against neo-liberal policies was approved by the house.
  1. The house directed the National Executive to meet regularly i.e thrice in a year and chalk out programme in pursuance of the charter of demands.
  1. The next National executive was asked to held by march/April 2020.
  1. The house also wanted the next conference to be held within the stipulated period i.e November 2022. The next venue of the Conference was decided to be at Chennai where NCCPA Tamilnadu State Unit volunteered to host the Conference.
  1. The house specifically adopted the proposal to pursue the demand for implementation of MACP with effect from 1.1.2006 and option No. 1 recommended by the 7th CPC.

On behalf of the outgoing National Secretariat Com. KKN Kutty presented a panel of office bearers for the ensuing term which was unanimously adopted by the house. The list of office bearers so elected at the conference is as per annexure 1.

The steering Committee chairman Com. K Ragavendran presented the resolutions received by the Committee and on behalf of the Secretariat for the consideration of the house. The adopted resolutions will be suitably re-drafted by the Secretariat and submitted to the Government. The resolutions adopted by the house indicated by its headings are in annexure 2 to this Circular.

The report of the Credential Committee was submitted by Com. Somayya to the house and the same was accepted. The full report will be placed on the website along with the minutes subsequently. A brief of the report is placed as annexure. 3.

On behalf of the presidium Com. Rahman delivered the concluding speech and comrade K.G. Jayaraj General Secretary AIBDPA on behalf of the National Secretariat proposed vote of thanks.

The presidium invited the newly elected office bearers to the Dias for a photo session.


List of Office Bearers elected in 4th AIC of NCCPA


  1. VAN. Namboodiri
  2. C.L.Mathur
  3. R.P. Sharma
  4. H.N.Joshi

President: Shiv Gopal Misra

Wkg.President: S.S.Roy (WB)

Vice President: 

S.K.Sharma (Rajasthan)

S.Rahman (Assam)

T.S.Parameswaran (Kerala)

M.L.Gupta (PNB)

J.P.Dhandre ( Nagpur)

Secretary General: K.K.N.Kutty

Deputy Secretary General:

Pavithra Ranjan Chakraborti (WB)

K.Ragavendran (AIPRPA)

K.G.Jayaraj ( AIBDPA)

Prabhakaran Nair (Telengana)

Asst.Secratary General:

C.P.Shobana ( Kerala)

Ishwarsingh Dabas ( Delhi)

Ashok Kanti Ghosh (WB)

G.Saharajan (Kerala)

S.Mohandas (Tamilnadu)

Treasurer: H.L.Sidhu (Haryana)

Asst Treasurer: Sadan Banerjee (WB)

Organizing Secretary:

N.Somaiah (Telengana)

Subhash Pandey (U.P)

S.S.Maurya (U.P)

Y.Nagabhushanam (AP)

K.K.Marotkar (M.P)

H.S.Thakur (M.P)

Auditor: Basudeb Sengupta (WB)


Resolutions adopted

  1. Policy & Programme.
  2. Option Number 1.
  3. Pre-2006 Pensioners.
  4. MACP date of effect.
  5. MACP to promotees of Postal.
  6. MACP on promotional hierarchy.
  7. Annual increment to 30th June retirees.
  8. CGHS functioning.
  9. CGHS wellness centres formed by merger of Postal Dispensaries.
  10. Extension of benefit of judgments to all similarly placed pensioners.
  11. Restoration of revision of pension to BSNL absorbed retirees from 1.1.2017.
  12. Immediate payment of pending medical bills and quarterly medical allowance to BSNL pensioners.
  13. Method of treating the bsnl pensioners migrating to CGHS from BSNL MRS scheme.
  14. Full pension to pre 2006 pensioners from 1.1.2006 instead of 1.1.2016.
  15. Determination of CGHS subscription at the rates prevailing at the time of retirement to P&T Pensioners.
  16. Creation of effective forums of redressal and Recognition Rules to Pensioners and their Associations.
  17. Grant of Family Pension uniformly at the rate of 30% to Punjab National Bank Pensioners; periodical Pension upgradation and improving the medical insurance system to them.
  18. Enhancement of FMA to 2000/-.
  19. Prompt issue of Revised PPOs.
  20. On difficulties for drawl of additional pension to family pensioners.
  21. Denial entitled DA/DP from 1.1.2016 as per COL Index.
  22. Grant of 4600 Grade Pay to 6500-10500 scale pre 2006 retirees from 1.1.2006 itself;
  23. Extending pension revision orders to compulsorily retired pensioners and pensioners receiving compassionate allowance.
  24. Income tax exemption limit to senior citizens as 10 lakhs.
  25. Scrapping NPS.
  26. Observing TUI call every year in India.
  27. Reduction of interest rates of SB deposits in Banks and POSB.
  28. Grant of HRA to Pensioners.

29.Grant of FMA and medical facilities to pensioners of National institute of Ayurveda Jaipur.


Age wise report of the credential committee of delegates and observers.

Age between 50 and 60 years:                  1

Age between 60 and 70 years:                  153

Age between 70 and 80 years:                    57

Age between 80 and 90 years:                     9

Total:                                                              220