The WFTU condemns the new USA and Israel aggression in the Middle East

The World Federation of Trade Unions, gathering in its ranks more than 92 million workers in 126 countries all over the world, follows the recent developments concerning the withdrawal of the U.S.A. from the international nuclear agreement on the nuclear program of Iran and the announcement of new economic sanctions against Iran by the U.S.A. The U.S.A. once more uses false pretexts in order to exploit the natural resources of other countries and to serve the interests of national large monopoly groups.

These actions, combined with the missile attack of Israel against Syria on May 10, are a new form of aggression against the peoples of the Middle East that put them at great risk and further destabilize the situation in the region.

We call on the workers, the ordinary people of the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East to strengthen their struggle against the imperialist plans and interventions that cause wars and misery to the peoples for the profits of the imperialists.



CHQ is saddened to report the sad demise of Smt.Devi, wife of late Com.N.P.Padmanabhan, veteran leader of the P&T Trade union movement and former Secretary of NFPTE at  early morning on 12-05-2018 at Ernakulam. She is survived by two daughters and one son.

AIBDPA conveys heartfelt condolences to the family and the comrades.


DoT issues clearance to BSNL, for starting negotiations for the wage revision of the Non-Executives.

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The DoT has issued a letter on 27th April, 2018, to the CMD BSNL, on the wage revision of Non-Executives of BSNL. The crux of this letter is that, BSNL Management could take steps for wage settlement of the Non-Executives in BSNL, through negotiations. Certainly, this is a welcome development. At the same time, we wish to state that all hurdles for wage revision are not removed. For instance, the DPE, even in it’s recent letter dated 18th April, 2018, has categorically mentioned that BSNL does not fall under the category of PSUs which are eligible for wage revision. It is also stated in that letter that, Cabinet approval is required for BSNL’s wage revision. In the talks held between the AUAB and the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications on 24.02.2018, it has been agreed by the Hon’ble Minister that the issue of BSNL’s wage revision would be taken for the approval of the Cabinet. Presently, the DoT is taking steps for the implementation of the Hon’ble Minister’s assurance. Under these circumstances, the DoT has issued clearance to the BSNL to start negotiations for the wage revision of the Non-Executives. BSNLEU will utilise this letter for the commencement of negotiations for wage revision between the Recognised Unions and Management.

(BSNLEU Website)


A meeting of BSNL and DoT pensioners held on 06-05-2018 at Rewari has formed the new District Branch of AIBDPA.

Office bearers were elected unanimously with Com. Balkishan (President), Com. Kishan Chand (District Secretary) and Com. Daya Das (Treasurer)

Provisional Pension Under Rule 69 of CCS Pension Rules 1972

Revision of Provisional Pension Sanctioned Under Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 is applicable to whom under Rule 6 of All India Service(Death-Cum Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 1958

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

North Block, New Delhi–110001
Dated the 18th April, 2018

The Chief Secretaries of all the
State Governments and UTs.

Subject: Revision of Provisional Pension Sanctioned Under Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

I am directed to refer to the Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare’s OM No.38/49/16-P&PW(A) dated 12th February, 2018 (copy enclosed) regarding “Revision of Provisional pension”.

2. The applicability of the provisions of the aforesaid OM regarding grant of Provisional Pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 has been considered by this Department and it has been decided to make the provisions of the aforesaid Office Memorandum of Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare regarding “Revision of Provisional Pension” applicable, mutatis-mutandis, to the All India Service Pensioners to whom provisional pension was sanctioned under Rule 6 of All India Service(Death-Cum Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 1958.

Yours faithfully
(Jyotsna Gupta)
Under Secretary to Government of India

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