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NCCPA WEBINAR ON 08-08-2021- ALL CHQ OFFICE BEARERS, CIRCLE SECRETARIES & DISTRICT SECRETAIES ARE REQUESTED TO PARTICIPATE.

NATIONAL COORDINATION COMMITTEE OF PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS

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 New Delhi. 110 001

29.07.2021

President:                        Com. Shiv Gopal Misra.

Secretary General:         Com. K.KN. Kutty.

Dear comrades,

NCCPA is happy to announce a webinar on 8th August, 2021 on the following subject.

TUI as a Unifier of World Pensioners

Trade Union International is an integral part of the World Federation of Trade Unions.  WFTU is the world body of trade union and is the platform to unite the working class of the world.  In the present world scenario all of you are aware that most of the countries have adopted the capitalist path of growth and development.  It is inherent in the system that the development is possible only for a small segment of the society at the cost of the majority of the working people.   It is based upon the principle to transfer the wealth from the poor to the rich.  Since exploitation is the hall mark of the system, concerted attempt would be made continuously to reduce the wages of the workers in order to maximise the profit of the entrepreneurs.  The entrepreneurs of the world have an unwritten understanding in the matter and the exploitative methods differ from society to society depending upon the concrete conditions obtaining at each place or region as the case may be.  While in many of the advanced and developed countries have a social security system to take care of the old age needs of the citizens the cost of which is partly borne by the employer class, it is mostly absent in most of the developing and under developed countries.  In our country, we do not have any state funded or employer funded social security system and wherever such funds are created, its nucleus is from the contribution of the workers or to a small extent from the exchequer.  The need for organising the pensioners of the world arose to combat the situation of exploitation of the old people at the evening of their life. 

In the present webinar, we shall come to know the efforts undertaken by WFTU to unite the pensioners and retired personnel throughout the world; to share the experience of different society in the natter and draw united efforts from such experiences.  Comrade       K. Ragavendran, our Deputy Secretary General is the TUI co-ordinator for the Asia region.  He would present the discussion paper and initiate discussion at the webinar. The webinar is organised as a prologue to the World Elders Day which falls on 1st October, 2021 and the Indian Pensioners day on 17th December, 2021.  During the webinar itself, the participants may rise through “chats” questions on the subject so that it could be replied once the subject is introduced.  

Kindly remember that the webinar would be held on Zoom platform on 8th August, 2021 from 4.00 PM onwards and would be simultaneously broad-cost through Aiprpa Chq Face Book page and later in the channel of Aiprpa Chq in YouTube.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally, 

KKN Kutty

Secretary General


NCCPA Sponsored WEBINAR

08.08.2021 – 4.00 P.M

Topic: TUI as a Unifier of World Pensioners

[Uniting the Pensioners of the World – Role of WFTU and Trade Union International (Pensioners & Retirees).

Webinar will be presented with the main Paper by: K.Ragavendran Coordinator Asia TUI (P&R)

HARYANA CIRCLE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD SUCCESSFULLY.

Haryana Circle Executive Committee Meeting has been held physically on 28-07-2021 at BSNLEU office, CGMT office, Ambala. Com.Ramkumar Kalsi, Circle President presided over the meeting. Com. Kuldeep Singh, Circle Secretary welcomed one and all and presented a brief report on the recent developments since last CEC meeting. The report mainly focused on pension revision, denial of medical benefits, freezing of DA/DR and IDA and AUAB agitation. Circle Secretary also stressed the importance of strengthening the organisation at all levels and the primary duty is to enroll more pensioners into AIBDPA. All the District Secretaries and Circle Office Bearers actively participated in the discussion and finally Circle Secretary summed up.

IDA ORDER- GENERAL SECRETARY URGES DPE TO ISSUE THE ORDERS WITHOUT DELAY.

Com.K G Jayaraj, General Secretary once again had a discussion on today, the 29th July, 2021 with Shri.P K Saha, Director, Department of Public Enterprises regarding delay in issuing the orders for the restoration of 3 frozen IDA instalments along with the additional instalment due from 01-07-2021.General Secretary told the Director that the delay in issuing the orders is causing concern and resentment amongst the BSNL Pensioners as the IDA is the only relief during this period of pandemic situation, having been denied of pension revision and medical benefits for the last four years. And it was in these circumstances AIBDPA was compelled to seek legal remedy for the payment of IDA instalments due from 01-10-2020,01-01-2021 and 01-04-2021 as the freezing of IDA instalments was not applicable to BSNL Pensioners. But the interim favourable order issued by the hon’ble Kerala High Court on 26-02-2021 has not yet been implemented despite repeated requests to both DPE and DoT.Now, central government pensioners are drawing the frozen DR instalments along with the July pension.The Director had a patient hearing and stated that they are on the job and when the order is ready it will be put on the website.

AUAB HUNGER STRIKE ON 28-07-2021 TURNS OUT TO BE A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS- AIBDPA MEMBERS JOINED LARGELY.

HUNGER STRIKE AT BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE, NEW DELHI. GENERAL SECREATRIES OF UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS, INCLUDING COM.P. ABHIMANYU, CONVENOR,AUAB AND GS,BSNLEU ARE SEEN.

The Hunger Strike on 28-07-2021, called by AUAB has been held all over the country with huge participation . The wider unity of the unions and the 10 point charter od demands covering important issues of employees and pensioners and revival of BSNL have created a sense of confidence and great enthusiasm in them. No doubt, this is very good beginning after a gap underscoring the importance of struggles. Despite pandemic situation still ravaging in many parts of the country, BSNL pensioners, as called by CHQ, participated in large numbers in all the circles. AIBDPA congratulate and salute all the comrades for their enthusiastic participation.

PATNA DISTRICT CONVENTION HELD WITH GOOD PARTICIPATION

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Patna District has held a convention on 26-07-2021 with massive participation of pensioners. Com.N K Srivatava, Circle Secretary inaugurated the convention with a detailed speech covering the important issues confronting the pensioners. Medical issues like nono-payment of medical bills and allowances and confusion created due to calling for fresh option, pension revision and agitations called by AUAB were elaborately explained by the Circle Secretary. The quries raised by some of the participants were also replied appropriately. The conference hall, where the convention was held, proved to be insufficient to acommodate the participants.

MOBLIZE PENSIONERS FOR THE AUAB HUNGER STRIKE ON 28-07-2021.

As already been intimated, the important programme of action by All Unions and Associatons of BSNL {AUAB} is the Hunger Strike on 28-07-2021 at all levels. All our units are now requested to mobilize maximum number of pensioners, adhering to the Covid-19 protocol, for the Hunger Strike. Also extend all the co-operation for successful conduct of the agitation in consultation with the respective unit of the AUAB. The following are the Charter of Demands ;

Charter of demands

(1) Immediate launching of 4G service by way of upgradation of the BTSs and also steps for moving towards the launching of 5G service.

(2) Immediate disbursement of the salary for the month of June, 2021 and also disbursement of salary on the last date of every month.

(3) No Monetisation of BSNL’s Towers and optical fibre as is being planned by the Finance Ministry / Government of India.

(4) Immediate settlement of the dues to BSNL, amounting Rs.39,000 Crore, by the DoT. (5) Immediate steps to off-set BSNL’s debt, through the Monetisation of lands.

(5) Immediate settlement of the dues to BSNl, amounting to Rs.39,000cr by DoT.

(6) Complete review of the Cluster based Outsourcing System.

(7) Immediate settlement of 3 rd Pay Revision, pension revision and Enhancement of Superannuation Benefits (SAB) to 30% of the Directly Recruited Employees.

(8) Speedy measures to improve the quality of BSNL’s FTTH service.

(9) Prompt maintenance of BTSs, proper up-keep of the power plants, as well as availability of Batteries.

(10) Strengthen the transmission networks.

TELECOM FACTOTRY & STORES, KOLKATA HELD CEC MEETING.

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A meeting of the Circle Executive of Telecom Factory & Stores, Kolkata has been held physically on 20-07-2021 at Alipore Telecom Factory. Com.Adir Kumar Sen, Circle Secretary and CHQ Vice President welcomed all and gave a good account of the recent developments, including AUAB agitation, medical issues and the CHQ call for email campaign, issue of merger of the Circle with West Bengal Circle. All the participants aired their views on the issues confronting the pensioners. The CEC decided to launch an effective campaign for the AUAB Hunger Strike on 28-07-2021 and entrusted the Circle Secretary to intiate necessary action on merger with West Bengal Circle.