Saturday, 28 December 2019

There are TWO flash News from Chennai Circle secretary
Roughly about 187 Pensioners of Chennai Telephones were denied 78.2% IDA Merged enhanced Pension from 10.06.2013 to till date on the grounds of CAT case is contemplating vide OA No. 310/2018/2017. We pursued the issue with CCA, TN that such of these Pensioners are to be excluded from the purview of the case on various occasions. We finally gave a memorandum to our CCA on 25.07.2019 while he attended our Chromepet Branch Conference. On the very same day in the dias while addressing the Conference CCA assured that he will consider our grievance / memorandum & discuss the same DOT officers whom he meets the next day (26.07.2019) at Trivandrum. Accordingly in the Adalat held on 23.08.2019, it was informed by our CCA that provisionally pending Disposal of CAT case, for other than litigants, 78.2% IDA Merger will be extended without counting additional Increment granted to them prior to 12 months before retirement in lieu of Gr.IV, and if the CAT judgement is in favour of the Pensioners, one more revision will be carried out. These information he once again shared in the Kumbakonam Adalat held during Oct/Nov.19. As assured by our CCA Shri. Chittaranjan Pradhan, orders are being issued to these Pensioners enhancing their Basic Pension to some extent from 10.06.2013 & we get feedback from these Pensioners that they have received the orders. We hope arrears will be drawn and paid before Pongal. We sincerely thank CCA Sri. Chittaranjan Pradhan for his efforts in addressing the Grievance of our Pensioners provisionally.
With Greetings
S. Thangaraj
Circle Secretary

2. Hurdles in on line payments to become CGHS beneficiary.
...........................................On the very same issue titled above,
Our Chennai Telephones Circle of AIBSNLPWA already taken up the issue with Special Secretary, Ministry of Health and family welfare, New Delhi vide our letter dated 06.11.2019 & a report was called for by CGHS HQ from Additional Director, Chennai vide their letter dated 02.12.2019. To know the outcome of our Representation dated 06.11.2019, myself along with S. Krishnamurthy & R. Marimuthu Br. Secy,  Chomepet yesterday the 27.12.2019 met Additional Director CGHS Chennai Dr.TS Padmalakshmi & PAO Smt. T. Hemalatha. During the discussion they resisted to accept payment by DD beyond 31.12.2019 on the grounds of norms prescribed by HQrs to encourage the policy spelled under Digital India. We requested to extend acceptance of DD for a further period of 6 months, so that we may pursue with CGHS HQrs & sought their cooperation. Addl. Director CGHS Chennai immediately sent a mail to the PAO to consider our request & given a copy of the mail to us. The outcome of our request will be known Presumably by next week. Let's hope that our request will be concurred with by CGHS Chennai. Our Chennai Telephones Circle of AIBSNLPWA is dedicated to solve the issue of dispensing with on line payment permanently. WIshing all our Members a Happy & healthy New year 2020.
With Greetings
S. Thangaraj
Circle Secretary.

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