AUAB protests deviation from the assurance given by the Hon’ble MoS(C) on delinking Pension Revision from Pay Revision.

In the meeting held on 03.12.2018, between the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications and AUAB, it was assured that pension revision would be de-linked from pay revision. However, the officers sitting in DoT are trying to deviate from the assurance given by the Hon’ble MoS(C). For example, in the letter written by the DoT, to the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare, the decision of Hon’ble MoS(C) was diluted. In that letter, the DoT had asked the DoP&PW, whether pension revision can be de-linked from pay revision. In yesterday’s meeting with the Additional Secretary also, the DDG(Estt.), DoT, was arguing that pension revision would be done only after pay revision is done. The representatives of the AUAB strongly protested this dilution and demanded that the assurance given by the Hon’ble MoS(C) should be implemented. On hearing both the arguments, the AS(T) directed that the AUAB and the DDG(Estt.) DoT, should hold further discussion on this issue. Accordingly, further discussion took place yesterday, between the representatives of the AUAB and Shri S.K. Jain, DDG(Estt.), DoT. The AUAB categorically told that the decision of the Hon’ble MoS(C) that pension revision would be de-linked from pay revision should be implemented. After observing the stiff resistance against dilution of the Hon’ble MoS(C)’s decision, the DDG(Estt.) assured that the issue would be further discussed with the AS(T).

(BSNLEU Website)

Meeting between AUAB and the Additional Secretary, Telecom.

A meeting was held today, the 30th January, 2019 between the AUAB and Shri Anshu Prakash, Additional Secretary(Telecom). AUAB representatives in the Committee for Periodic Interaction, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convenor, AUAB, Com.Chandeshwar Singh, CS, NFTE & Chairman, AUAB, Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA and Com.Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, participated.From the DoT side, Shri R.K. Khandelwal, Joint Secretary(Admn.) Shri S.K. Jain, DDG (Estt.), Shri Rajeev Kumar, DDG (Budget), also participated. Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR) and Shri A.M. Gupta, GM(SR), represented BSNL.  Detailed discussion took place on the 3rd Pay Revision, 4G spectrum, Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic pay and Pension Revision issues. As regards the 3rd Pay Revision, in today’s meeting,  the DoT side offered Pay Revision with 5% fitment.  If the AUAB accepted that, then this issue would be placed for the approval of the Digital Commission ( erstwhile Telecom Commission) meeting, to be held on 05-02-2019, and that thereafter it would be taken for the approval of the Cabinet, said the DoT side. The AUAB  stated that 5% fitment is very low and that they could not accept it. Thereafter, the AS(T) suggested that the AUAB representatives could discuss the issue with the CMD BSNL and could come back to him within a day or two. It may be recollected that in the meeting held on 03-12-2018, the Honourable Minister of State for Communications had stated that 3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment was not possible. Further, in the last meeting held with the Additional Secretary (Telecom), 3rd Pay Revision with 0% fitment was offered by the DoT side.

(BSNLEU Website)

FROM AIBSNLEA WEBSITE ON MEETING WITH ADDL SECRETARY ,DOT ON 30-01-2019

The issue of pension revision, delinking from pay revision, AUAB representatives demanded 15% fitment since the pension contribution has already been paid to DoT by BSNL.

Regarding anomaly on pension revision for the BSNL pensioners retiring after 01/01/2017, AST directed DDG(Estt.) to have separate discussion with the leaders of AUAB to prepare the formula for pension revision. Accordingly AUAB leaders has separate discussion with DDG(Estt.) on pension revision & decided to submit the formula for pension revision of post retiring 01/012017 BSNL pensioners shortly.

SHRI. P.K.PURWAR IS THE NEW CMD, BSNL

Shri. Pravin Kumar Purwar has been selected as the next CMD, BSNL by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PSEB) in its meeting held on 29-01-2019. Shri.P.K.Purwar is now CMD,MTNL and he will succeed the incumbent CMD, BSNL,Shri.Anupam Shrivastava.

AIBDPA congratulates Shri.P.K.Purwar and wish him all success in the new venture.

GEORGE FERNANDEZ PASSED AWAY.

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Shri. George Fernandez , prominent trade union leader and former central minister has passed away after prolonged illness in New Delhi on 29-01-2019. He led the historic railway strike in 1974 demanding bonus and the strike was suppressed by the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. He was jailed during the emergency and  was not released even after lifting of emergency. He fought the Parliament Election in 1977 from jail and won with a mammoth margin.

AIBDPA pays respectful homage to the departed leader and conveys heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

LUCKNOW DISTRICT CONFERENCE HELD BEFITTINGLY.

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Lucknow District Branch held its biennial District Conference at Kaiser Bagh Telephone Exchange premises on 28-01-2019. Com. Ishwar Lal, District President controlled the proceedings. Com.R.K.Mishra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU inaugurated the conference explaining the current developments with regard to pension revision, wage revision, 4G spectrum to BSNL and the AUAB decision for a three days Strike from 18-02-2019. Delivering the keynote address, Com.K.R.Yadav, Circle Secretary dealt on organizational issues including the ensuing AIC at Kolkata.

Coms. Ishwar Lal, Maya Varma and S.R.Varma were elected unanimously as President, District Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. 

Two Family Pensions on death attributable to Govt.Service of a Re-employed Pensioner

No.1/3/2016-P&PW(F)
Government of India
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare
(Desk-F)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delh,
Dated the 24th January, 2019

Office Memorandum

Subject: Clarificatory OM for payment of two family pensions on death attributable to Govt.Service of a re-employed pensioner-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that references have been revived in this Department Seeking clarification as to whether a second family pension is admissible under CCS(EOP)Rules when a military/civil pensioner is re-employed in civil service dies and his death is attributable to government service.

2.Vide this Documents Notification No. G.S.R 938(E) dated 27.12.2012,sub-rule 13A 13B of Rule 54,prohibiting two family pension have been deleted.Subsequently vide OM No 1/33/2012-P&PW(E) dated 16.1.2013,two family pensions have been allowed in the event of death of a re-employed pensioner,in service or after retirement, The financial benefits for the past cases however is with effect from 24th September 2012 Thus under CCS(Pension) Rules,two family pensions are admissible with effect from 24th September.

3.The matter has been examined in the context of the provisions of CCS(Extra-ordinary Pension)Rules. it is clarified that the provisions of two family pensions,one in respect of Military/civil service and the other for civil service after re-employment as available in terms of CS(Pension)Rules is also applicable under CCS(EOP)Rules. In other words on death of a pensioner who was re-employed in civil service where death is attrbutable to government services family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules in respect of services in re-employment would be admissible in addition to ordinary family pension in respect of the previous military/civil service.

4.Where, however, on death of a re-employed civil Government servant the family is eligible for Special/extra-ordinary family pension under the EOP rules in respect of the first spell of service,family pension for the second spell of service would be admissible under the CCS(Pension)Rules,1972 only.

Two Family Pensions on death of a Re-employed Pensioner

5.The extra-ordinary family pension shall be granted only in one service and  in no case both the family pension shall be granted under EOP Rules.

6.The financial benefits in the past cases will accure with effect from 24th September 2012 as in the case of family pension under CCS (Pension)Rules.

7.Formal amendment in Central Civil Service (Extraordinary Pension)Rules will be made in due course.

8.This issues with the approval of Department of Expenditure, vide their ID No.1 (5)/EV/2012 dated 3/4/2017 and 15/01/2019.

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(Sujasha Choudhury)
Director

BURDWAN DISTRICT CONFERENCE HELD WITH MASSIVE PARTICIPATION.

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Com. Dhananjoy  Ganguly, veteran leader and District Secretary, AIBDPA, Durgapur formally inaugurated the 4th biennial District Conference of Burdwan on 26-01-2019. Coms.D.Basu, AGS, Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary, Dipak Mitra, Circle Vice President,  Kanakalata Dutta, AIBDPA, Kolkata Telephones, B.R.Ghosh, Asoke Chatterjee of Yukta Morcha addressed the conference. Coms.  Mohd Yunus and B.R.Ghosh jointly presided. Com.Syama Pada Ray, District Secretary and S.S.Mondal presented the report and accounts, respectively which were adopted after discussion. 157 comrades participated in the conference.

Office bearers with Com.Mohd Yunus (President),  Com.Syama Pada Ray (District Secretary) and Com.S.S.Mondal (Treasurer) were elected unanimously.