Friday, 2 November 2018

On 26-10-18 we met CCA Karnataka and had a detailed discussion after making over a copy of the letter sent to MOSC regarding CPMS. He assured us all the apprehensions we raised will be taken care of by the time the existing pensioners are brought under CPMS portal. Initially it will be for those who are retiring in November and afterwards.
On 29-10-18 ,CCA has created a WA group  " BSNL. DoT retirees Nov' 18 ". Participants are from all SSAs, CCA staff connected with Pension , our CHQ President Com. PS Ramankutty and myself.
Today on 1-11-18 , CCA conducted a training session with the representatives of all SSAs. Myself and Com. R Changappa CS KTK have also been invited to attend.
Joint CCA Mrs. Arulmathi gave presentation mainly on
1). HOO ( Head of office ) unit module ( SSA )
2). Retiree module
3). Pension section module
4). PDA module
5). Grievance Management module etc
Mostly on November 23rd the portal will be operative in Karnataka and detailed process has been explained for the
benefit of the coordinating officers from SSAs, immediately about
a). Superannuation
b) Family
c) VR
Pension cases.
CCA has assured to open PENSIONERS' LOUNGE at  the following major cities in KTK as suggested by us
At these places CCA staff will assist  the SSA staff as well as Pensioners of these SSAs and also neighbouring  small SSAs.
When we expressed repeatedly about our apprehensions regarding
1) Submission of Life Certificate every year especially by the Pensioners from remote areas and
2) Getting Form 16 for IT purpose ,
CCA has again assured us in the presence of all SSA representatives that these problems will be addressed to the best advantage of the Pensioners.
We are happy that a very good initiative has been taken by CCA Karnataka.
We are hopeful that he will make it as a pro- pensioner portal.
With Fraternal Greetings, 
P Gangadhara Rao GS


Central Head Quarters [ Regd. No. T 1833/09 ]
H. No 6, G No 12th Street, Jogupalya, Halasuru, Bangalore 560008

President: P S Ramankutty                                                                
General Secretary: P Gangadhara Rao
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                                                                                                     Date: 30/10/2018

Smt. Aruna Sundararajan,
Secretary (Telecom),
Sanchar Bhawan,
20, Asoka Road,
New Delhi-110001

Respected Madam,

Sub: Nation-wide day-long fast on 22/11/2018 by the pensioners intimation – reg
We have been demanding pension revision, for those who retired from BSNL/MTNL, covered under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.  The demand is simple viz.  Existing pension plus Dearness Relief as on 1/1/2017 plus 32% weightage (of basic pension) as recommended by 7th CPC and implemented to 62 lakh C.G. pensioners.   C.G. pensioners got the benefit nearly 2 years back.  We have written more than dozen letters on the subject.  We met Hon. MoC on 12/9/2017, present Secretary (T) twice during November 17 and March 18 and explained the demand in person.  Asper the decision of our Central Working Committee, we conducted nationwide ‘demonstration’ on 20/6/18 & ‘dharna’ on 18/7/18, passed resolutions and sent to Hon. Prime Minister, Hon. MoC & Secretary (T). 

Despite all these efforts, DoT has not even prepared the Cabinet Note for circulation among the nodal departments.  Pensioners have become restive.  So, our AIC, held at Puri in September 18, decided to organize a nation-wide fast on 22/11/18.  Pensioners at the age of 80+, 70+ are forced to sit on hunger fast because of the inordinate delay.  The fast will be held in front of Corporate office/CGM/PGM/GM, BSNL & CCA offices throughout the country.  We earnestly request you, madam, to take necessary action for getting the approval of the cabinet for pension revision without further loss of time.

Thanking you
                                                                                                  Yours faithfully,                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                  (P.Gangadhara Rao)
                                                                                                  General Secretary.

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