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Meeting of the Committee for Periodic Interaction (Institutional Mechanism).

There is no positive outcome from the Meeting of the Committee for Periodic Interaction (Institutional Mechanism) held on 10-01-2019 with AUAB leaders and DoT due to the negative approach and delay tactics of DoT. It is reported that the Joint Secretary and DDG (Estt) mainly played the spoilsport. On every issue there has been nothing new from what were sated earlier. The Hon’ble Minister for Communications who had given categorical assurance and speedy action has to intervene to stop the highhandedness of certain  DoT officers.

 VIEW THE CIRCULAR OF AUAB  >minutes of the meeting held on 10.01.2019

Instructions regarding CGHS Beneficiaries Prescription Slip

File No.Misc-83/2018
Government of India
Office of the Additional Director
New Delhi -110022

Dated 17-12-2018

Office Memorandum

It is observed that in most of the empanelled HCOs, specialist does not put signature and rubber stamp on the prescription slip during consultation, due to which CGHS beneficiaries suffer a lot of problem in seeking endorsement of the advised procedure/investigation & procurement of medicines from CMO i/c of CGHS WC. 

Therefore, you are directed to issue instruction to all specialist/ doctors working in your hospital that they must put their Stamp with name speciality & MCI/DMC Registration No. below their signature on the prescription slip of CGHS beneficiaries to enable them to get endorsement of procedure/investigation & procurement of medicines from CMO i/c of CGHS WC easily and to make referral system hassle free issued by Ministry’s OM Z 15025 / 117 /2017/DIR/CGHS dated 15.1.2018. 

(Dr. Sanjay Jain) 
Additional Director, CGHS (HQ)


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A well attended New Year/ Deepavali get-together was organized by Jaipur District Branch at GPO Inspection Quarters, Jaipur on 09-01-2019. Speaking on the occasion, Com.M.K.Nagpal, Circle Secretary explained the current position of pension revision, medical issues, CGHS and AIC, Kolkata. Com.P.K.Jain, newly elected All India Organising Secretary of BSNLEU was felicitated. Com.K.P.Sharma, CHQ Vice President and a host of leaders addressed the meeting.


Reception Committee of 3rd Triennial All India Conference, Kolkata requests all Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries that whenever they remit any amount to the  bank account of the Reception Committee, please intimate by SMS, inavariably mentioning Circle,District, Amount and Date of remittance to Com. Adhir Kr Sen, Treasurer, Reception Committee ,Mobile No.9433345317.

Disability Pension Rules Amendment DoPT Notification

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare


New Delhi, the 4th January, 2019.

G S R……… (E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, namely:-

1.Short Title and Commencement:-

  1. These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Pension) Amendment Rules, 2018
  2. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2.In the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972

(i) – in rule 38, for sub-rule (1) and sub-rule (2), the following sub-rules shall respectively be substituted, namely

“(1) The case of a Government servant acquiring a disability, where the provisions of section 20 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016) are applicable, shall be governed by the provisions of the said section:

Provided that such employee shall produce a disability certificate from the competent authority as prescribed under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017.

(2) If a Government servant, in a case where the provisions of section 20 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016) are not applicable, retires from the service on account of any bodily or mental infirmity which permanently incapacitates him for the service, he may be granted invalid pension in accordance with rule 49:

Provided that a Government servant, who retires from service on account of any bodily or mental infirmity which permanently incapacitates him for the service before completing qualifying service of ten years, may also be granted invalid pension in accordance with sub- rule (2) of rule 49 subject to the conditions that the Government servant‑

(a) has been examined by the appropriate medical authority either before his appointment or after his appointment to the Government service and declared fit by such medical authority for Government service; and

(b) fulfils all other conditions mentioned in this rule for grant of invalid “;

(ii) in rule 49, for sub-rule (2), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely: –

“(2) Subject to the proviso to sub-rule (2) of rule 38, in the case of a Government servant retiring in accordance with the provisions of these rules after completing qualifying service of not less than ten years, the amount of pension shall be calculated at fifty per cent of emoluments or average emoluments, whichever is more beneficial to him, subject to a minimum of nine thousand rupees per mensem and maximum of one lakh twenty five thousand rupees per mensem.”,

[F.No. 21/1/ 2016-P&PW (F)]
(Sanjiv Narain Mathur)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India


The two day National Strike called by the 10 Central Trade Unions and independent Federations of Central, State governments, PSUs etc demanding settlement of the 12 point charter of demands turned to be total success. Four Unions in BSNL, BSNLEU,NFTE, TEPU and BSNLMS also had given a call for the strike. The two main unions of executives, SNEA and AIBSNLEA also supported the strike. In many circles, the strike was almost total and services were hit. The workers, by joining the strike exhibited their anger and anguish against the Modi government for its anti-worker, anti-poor and undemocratic measures.

As per call of CHQ, AIBDPA units participated in the solidarity programmes at various parts the country jointly and independently.

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Tamil Nadu Circle has distributed theGaja Cyclone Relief Fund of Rs.1.27.301 collected from the district branches to the eligible 50 BSNL casual/ contract workers who were affected badly. The special function held for this purpose at Thinathuraipoondy on 06-01-2019 was presided over by Com.P.Manickamurthy, Circle President. Com.C.K.Narasimhan formally inaugurated the distribution programme. A host of leaders including Coms. Markas Henry, District Secretary ,CPI(M), Radharaman, Town Secretary, CPI(M), Muthukumarasamy, C.Nataraja, R.A.Pakirnathan (all AIBDPA) addressed.

CHQ congratulates Tamil Nadu Circle for the noble gesture.