Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor, AIBDPA, spoke to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL, today regarding the hardships of the BSNL pensioners due to non-payment of medical reimbursement and medical allowance and requested that the same be paid early. CMD stated that BSNL is still facing financial problems, but has decided that employees will be paid the medical reimbursement etc. now and within one – two months retirees will also be paid. Com.Namboodiri requested that payment be made as early as possible.
In Maharashtra two more district brances have been formed in Solapur and Nanded.
In Solapur, the meeting of retirees, including VRS retirees was held on 13-07-2020 and the District Branch formed with the folowing important functionaries;
Com. Y D Sangitrao (President) , Com. S V Dussal (District Secretary) and Com. A K Koli (Treasurer).
The meeting of pensioners was held at Nanded on 25-07-2020 under the presidenship of Com. V D Nilawad. The meeting elected the office bearers unanimously with;
Com. V D Nilawad (President), Com. B N Totod (District Secretary) and M R Rayalwad (Treasurer)
NATIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE
OF PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS.
13-C Feroze Shah Road, New Delhi. 110 001.
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRESIDENT: COM.SHIV GOPAL MISHRA.(97176 47594)
SECY. GENERAL: COM.K.K.N.KUTTY. (98110 483030)
26th July, 2020.
Indian People and Environment is dispensable to the economic interests of International Corporates!The proposed amendment to Environment Rules by Central Government is dangerous to us! The lives and environment is more precious than the unquestioned entry of FDI!Let us voice our opinion to the Government to stop the intended Act in Parliament!
BSNL is in serious financial crisis that paymant of medical bills and allowances to the retirees are pending since 2018; salaries are not being paid in time, contract workers are not being paid their wages for months togethert. And the CMD always talk about implementing strict austerity measures and curtailed drastically the ceiling for outdoor medical facilities. But we are surprised to note that austerity measures are not applicable to the top officers of BSNL. We give hereunder a complaint lodged with the Chief Vigilance Commissioner against the extravagance indulged in by the Chief Vigilance Officer.
(Courtesy: BSNLEU Website)
|Sr.No.||Subject||Details||Facility equivalent To|
|(1)||Leased vehicles (CRs)||Availing petrol and drivers expenses||Directors of BSNL Board|
|(2)||Mobile Handset (Two)||(1) Rs.88,000/ on 09.06.2018 against his entitlement.
(2) One more handset taken without entitlement.
|Directors of BSNL Board|
|(3)||Sofa cum Bed at his Residence||Cost Rs.43,799/ – Date 27.07.2019||Directors of BSNL Board|
|(4)||Double Bed at his Residence||Cost Rs.43,158/ – Date 27.07.2019||Directors of BSNL Board|
|(5)||2 Air conditioners at Residence||Approx. Rs.1 lakh (taken from the inventory of BSNL electrical wing)||Directors of BSNL Board|
|(6)||One (01) i-pad||Cost Rs.1 .59 lakh on 22.07.2019||Directors of BSNL Board|
|(7)||One (01) laptop||Cost Rs.1.11 lakh on 26.08.2019||Directors of BSNL Board|
|(8)||India Habitat Centre (IHC) for himself and his wife.||For Rs.23,500/- on 25.08.2019||Directors of BSNL Board|
CGHS Subscription by Central Government pensioners for making CGHS cards shall hereinafter be deposited through Bharatkosh Portal. The steps to be followed by Pensioners submitting CGHS contribution through Bharatkosh portal are enumerated as under for their convenience
F.No 1-030/2020/ CGHS /AD(HQ)/027 /DIR/CGHS
Min. Of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS
545-A Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 21st July, 2020
Subject: Payment of CGHS Contribution through Bharatkosh portal
With reference to the above mentioned subject and in compliance of the directives of Ministry of Finance that all types of Non-Tax Receipts are to be brought under NTR Portal https://bharatkosh.gov.in/, the undersigned is directed to state that CGHS contribution by Central Government pensioners for making CGHS cards shall hereinafter be deposited through Bharatkosh Portal. The steps to be followed by Pensioners submitting CGHS contribution through Bharatkoshportal are enumerated as under for their convenience:
(Beneficiaries are also advised to peruse the “FAQs” on Bharatkosh portal before making the payment through Bharatkosh).
Before making payment online, the applicant shall confirm from the Office of Additional Director, CGHS regarding eligibility for CGHS facility and the subscription to be made.
Beneficiary may login using URL is https://bharatkosh.gov.in/, preferably using Internet Explorer as the web browser.
Beneficiary can login in 2 ways:
a. As “Registered User”may register himself/herselfby creating a user ID and password and entering his/her details including mobile number and email ID. Once user ID and password are registered, he/she can login using the same.
b. Alternatively, the option of “Non-Registered User” may be used and accordingly may click on the relevant button
Either way, the payment Modules shall open.
3.Under “Payment purpose” the following fields are to be filled:
a. Depositor’s category: kindly choose – Individual
b. Purpose: Please click on search icon to reach the “Search Purpose” window.
In the window that opens selectand click “Health and Family Welfare” from the drop down menu under “Ministry”.
c. In the “Purpose” window please type “Pensioner” and select the relevant City from the choices seen. Then click the Blue “Search” button to display the “Purpose”, “Payment Type” and “Function Head”.
d. Click on the link “Pensioner Contribution for CGHS Card” written in blue, to open the next window, where the beneficiary shall select the correct Drawing Disbursing Office (DDO)of the CGHS City from drop down.
Beneficiaries are advised to carefully choose the “Purpose” and “DDO” corresponding to the city where they are to be registered as CGHS beneficiaries, to avoid inconvenience.
e. Next step is that the beneficiary will fill in the “amount” and “Payment frequency period” (if any).
f. Under “Remarks” the beneficiary should enter Pension Payment Order (PPO) number (in case of all new CGHS pensioner cards),Token number(generated in case of new card applied online), P/J/Ex MP (i.e, Pensioner/accredited Journalist/Ex MP). Then he may click on “add”.
g. In the next window, enter the name of beneficiary and other details of Individual -please remember that dot (.) or dash (-) or any special character is NOT accepted. Verify and “Save” Depositor details and then click “Confirm”.
h. In the window that opens choose the payment modality “Online”
The Internet Banking Debit and Credit Cards based on integration available from respective resource may be utilized.
The depositor can use NEFT/RTGS mode for depositing the Challan. The Challan (GAR-7)/ Deposit slip can be generated and amount can be remitted to designated bank by intra-bank transfer or using NEFT/RTGS using the format generated by NTRP system. Fill in your details and enter OTP received on your email/Mobile and click verify. At the very right side you will see a column named as “Enter UTR NO.” Click on the hyperlink and enter UTR No. provided by the Bank and wait until it gets verified.
i. After successful payment, both receipt and challan generated on-line through Bharatkosh and shall be saved by the beneficiary as proof of payment. They have to be submitted to the office of Addl. Director, CGHS along with relevant documents for issue of CGHS Card.
The Helpline number (011-24665534) and email ID (email@example.com) may be accessed in case of further difficulty on the portal.
AIBDPA/ BSNL-FTTH/2020 22nd July, 2020
Shri P.K. Purwar,
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan,
New Delhi -110 001
Sub: – Provision of FTTH at the residences of retired BSNL employees with concession – reg.
Ref: (1) BSNL CO No.2-7/2007-PHA dated 20-07-2007.
(2) BSNL CO No.2-6/2005 dated 03-06-2011.
We wish to bring to your kind notice the following issue for favourable consideration.
BSNL Retirees have been provided with rent free residential land line connection and granted broadband with concession vide orders referred to above.
You may be aware of the fact that in many places landline phones are not being maintained due to shortage of staff and lack of accessories. As such the services are virtually denied to the retirees. In the case of broadband, the assured speed of a particular plan opted is not at all available in the sub premises.
Now, BSNL is concentrating on FTTH and many broadband subscribers, including pensioners are switching over to FTTH. So, we request you to kindly grant concession to Retirees in FTTH, as in the case of broadband.
It is regretted to point out that our repeated requests to grant concession in broadband to DOT Retirees are yet to be considered. We would request you once again to extend the same concession being given to BSNL retirees to the DoT Retirees also.
Awaiting early positive action and
CC: (1) Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), BSNL, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi-110 001
(2) Shri S.K. Gupta, Director (Finance), BSNL, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
(3) Shri Vivek Banzal, Director (CFA), BSNL, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi – 110 001
(4) Shri Ashutosh Gupta, GM (Admn.), BSNL CO., Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi – 110 001