A General Body Meeting of AIBSNLREA, Chennai Branch was held on 21-12-2017 at Hotel B.R.Mathsaya, Chennai. The meeting started at 10.30 AM with Shri V. Dakshinamoorthy, President in the Chair. He welcomed all the members present in the meeting. 56 members attended the meeting. He informed the house about the proposed move of the DOT to shift the existing pension payment arrangement by banks and post offices, to the respective CCAs of territorial circle and requested the senior members to discuss the pros and cons of the same. He also added a few more issues relating to Medical reimbursement without voucher, medical reimbursement of in-patient treatment, extended stay in hospital for pensioners etc, which needs improvement. He also expressed his happiness in the growth of the membership of the branch. After self-introduction of the members, Secretary Shri L. Sundararaman readout a detailed report about the activities of the association after the last AGB and informed the house that revision of pension with fitment benefit by merger of 78.2% IDA is almost complete except a few cases (service book missing cases). He also reported about increase of membership by 25 more members, collection of contribution for court case and remitting the same to CHQ and also the efforts taken in getting the ‘Vakalatnama’ signed by senior members and also about 3rd PRC. He also thanked all office bearers and the members for bringing more and more new members to the branch. In the meeting 7 more new members joined the branch, raising the membership above 200.

Shri V. Chinnapappiah, President CHQ , in his address, appreciated the efforts taken by the branch in increasing the membership and welcomed all the new members who joined on that day in the meeting. He also spoke about the efforts put forth by G.S in filing the case in Supreme Court and appealed to all comrades to give additional donation to ease the financial constraint of the CHQ to defend the court case. Shri S.Ratnasubramanian, AGS, CHQ, in his address explained about how pension revision is evolved over last 2 decades and assured the members that if the pay of executives of BSNL is revised, then the Pension of BSNL pensioners also will be revised. He informed the house about BSNL’s interest in implementation of 3rd PRC and categorically ruled out the possibility of revision of pension based on 7th CPC to BSNL pensioners since this is against the law of the land as laid down by the Supreme Court.

In the interactive session, the members raised some doubts about the increment denial for officiating period and consequent reduction of pension during 78.2% pension revision. For retired executives whether BSNL is making any pension contribution to DOT etc. Few members have given additional donation in response to CHQ President’s appeal. Five senior comrades namely S/Shri B. Shanmugam, S. Veerabahu, S. Rajagopal, Indrakumar and G.Raghunathan were honoured in the meeting and it was decided to honour other senior members also in future meetings. The participants expressed their happiness in attending the meeting and the manner in which issues are discussed and highlighted in our website and assured to offer their continued support to the association. The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Shri R.R. Balasubramanaian, Asst Branch Secretary followed by Lunch.  View the Photographs



A special meeting organized by the All India BSNL Retired Executives Association of Coimbatore, Tamilnadu was held under the Presidentship of Shri M. Ponnuswami, DGM (Retired) on 19th August, 2017. In his Presidential address, Shri M. Ponnuswami spoke about the inauguration of AIBSNLREA at Coimbatore and its necessity and welcomed Sri. S. Ratnasubramanian, DGM (Retired) & Asst. General Secretary of AIBSNLREA and Shri R. R. Balasubramanian from Chennai.

Shri R. Damodaran, Branch Secretary welcomed the gathering. He listed the issues relating to the retired executives of Coimbatore viz. Pay protection for the local officiating prior to the notification of Executive Promotion Policy on 18-1-2007, 3% increment cases of 58 executives and their pension revision, Refund of wrongful/excess recovery and the orders of DoT rescinding the provision in EPP for one increment on Regular promotion in the same scale and its effect on retired executives.

Shri R.R.Balasubramanian, in his speech lauded the activities of Coimbatore AIBSNLREA branch and explained the present status of issues like, refund of excess/wrong recovery, protection of pay of those who were officiating prior to issue of EPP, cases of enhancement of DCRG and restoration of without voucher facility. He explained as to how the orders issued by the DOT rescinding a para in EPP is defective and unwarranted. He said that DoT was still issuing orders of promotion from Sr.AO to ACAO, both carrying same scale of pay, allowing the benefit of second pay fixation. He said that BSNL has so far not endorsed the DoT orders and we expect that BSNL will request DoT to review its orders.

In his elaborate speech Shri S. Ratnasubramanian AGS, covered all issues related to BSNL Pensioners, which included 78.2 fitment benefit, the basics for pension revision and implementation of 3rd PRC. He explained that BSNL cannot be denied pay revision with 15% fitment benefit as the loss making MTNL got 30% fitment benefit in the 2nd PRC. He explained how 78.2%, the benefit of 50% DA merger came to light and there is no justification to deny the arrears from 1-1-2007 treating it as notional. AIBSNLREA is in the process of filing a case to get the arrears with fixation on actual basis. He appealed to all Executives to contribute towards the legal expenses to be incurred. He explained why pension revision with VII CPC fitment formula is not practicable since according to Supreme Court judgment in famous D S Nakara case, there cannot be disparity in pension between present and future pensioners. He then replied to the doubts raised by the participants.

The meeting started at 1545 hours and ended at 1830 hours with vote of thanks by Shri K. Sivakumaran, Asst. Branch Secretary. 17 Out of 27 members of Coimbatore Branch and 7 other retired executives participated in the meeting.



The AGB of AIBSNLREA, Chennai, was held on 07.07.2017 which commenced with prayer song by.Smt.Lalitha.G. 58 members have attended the meeting. One minute silence was observed in memory of S/Shri V.Sivasamy and S.V.Krishnamoorthy recalling their services to the association. After welcome address by President Shri V. Dakshshinamoorthy, and self-introduction of the members, Secretary Shri L.Sundararaman placed the annual report for the year 2016-17, which was passed after discussions. Secretary appealed for donation of minimum of Rs.1000/- (Rs. 500/- to CHQ and Rs. 500 to the Branch.) and the response from the members was positive. Finance Secretary Shri C.R.Rajasekaran placed the audited accounts for 2016-17 and the same was passed after discussions.

CHQ president Shri V. Chinna pappiah addressed the gathering giving brief account of the evolution of the association for retired executives and the long journey and achievements under the leadership of Shri S.Basu, G.S..He also appreciated the efforts taken by the office bearers of the Chennai branch in increasing the life member-ship of the Branch to a sizable number. Shri S. Rathnasubramanian,AGS,CHQ spoke on 3rd PRC and informed that BSNL will implement the 3rd PRC after the approval of the proposal submitted by the BSNL management by the Government. Shri V.Dakshinamoorthy suggested computerization of service book to facilitate easy revision of pension in future.

S/Shri V. Chinnapappiah and S.Periasamy conducted the election of the new office bearers of the Branch for the year 2017-18, and following were elected unanimously as office bearers for the next term.

President.: Shri Dakshinamoorthy.
Vice presidents.: Shri M. Kamsundher and Smt R.Stanislaus Mary.
Secretary: Shri L. Sundararaman
Asst.Secretary: Shri R.R. Balasubramanian
Finance Secretary: Shri C.R. Rajasekaran.
Asst.Fin.Secretary: Shri D.T.Sambandan
Org.Secretary: Shri C.S. Devika.
Auditor. Shri T.S. Kannan (nominated).

After vote of thanks by Shri R.R. Balasubramanian, Asst. Secretary, lunch was served.  View the photographs of the meeting



A General Body meeting of AIBSNLREA, Chennai was held on 7-9-2016 at Hotel Kanchi. The meeting started at 10 AM and was presided over by Sri. V. Dakshinamoorthy, President. After formal prayer, in his welcome address, he welcomed all the comrades and congratulated comrades S/Sri V.Chinna pappiah and S.Rathnasubramanian on their election as CHQ president and Assistant General Secretary, CHQ, respectively. He also expressed his happiness in the growth of the membership of the branch. After self introduction of members, Secretary Shri L. Sundararaman read out a very detailed report about the AIC held at Bhubaneswar, 78.2% Fixation and revision of pension, adding 3% of the existing pay for fixation on promotion of executives after 1.1.2007 and constitution of 3rd PRC. He also informed the members about the meeting with CGMs / GMs (Fin) of Chennai Telephones and Tamilnadu circle, Joint CCA and CCA and the discussions held on fitment benefit by merger of 78.2 % IDA, 3% fixation on promotion, rounding off fraction to next higher rupee for fixation of pension and full pension for those retired without completing 33 years of qualifying service etc. He also thanked all office bearers and the members for bringing more and more new members to the branch.

S/Shri V. Chinna pappiah and S.Rathnasubramanian were honoured by President V. Dakshinamurthy and Vice President Smt Ramluckshmi. Shri V.Chinna pappiah in his address appreciated the efforts taken by the branch in increasing the membership and welcomed the five new members who joined on that day in the meeting. Shri S. Ratnasubramanian in his address touched the salient features of 7th pay commission report and AIBSNLREA’s effort through its Memorandum in getting an increase of Gratuity to 20 lakhs and also its periodical increase based on 50% rise in DA. He also spoke on the expectations from the 3rd PRC. Com R.R. Balasubramanaian, Asst. Branch Secretary explained about the development of the Excel sheet calculation of 78.2% fixation and revision of pension. He also stressed the need of formation of State Branch at the earliest after formation of few more branches in Tamilnadu

. In the interactive session, the members raised various doubts about the revision of pension for pre and post 1-1-2007 pensioners, 3% fixation on promotion, whether 3rd PRC of CPSU executives pay revision is applicable for BSNL Executives and BSNL pensioners etc and the same was answered to the satisfaction of members. Overall the participants expressed their happiness in attending the meeting and the manner in which issues were discussed and highlighted in our website and assured to offer their continued support to the association. Large number of members attended the GB meeting and it ended with vote of thanks by Shri R.R.Balasubramanaian, followed by Lunch.



After formation of the AIBSNLREA branch at Coimbatore, Shri M. Ponnuswami, President, Shri R. Damodaran, Secretary, Shri J. Ramalingam, Finance Secretary and Shri K.Sivakumaran, Assistant Secretary met Shri D. Sivaraj, Principal General Manager, BSNL, Coimbatoreon on 1st July, 2016 in his chamber and submitted the list of Office Bearers of AIBSNLREA Coimbatore Branch. Although it was meant to be a courtesy call, the PGM took this opportunity to discuss with the retired executives regarding various issues on the growth of BSNL. As a responsible retired executives’ association, the office-bearers offered to render the services of retired executives to BSNL wherever and what manner it is feasible. PGM appreciated the offer and wanted service in the maintenance of FTTH, OF cable and local cable maintenance in selected areas of the SSA. PGM recalled the performances of Shri K.Sivakumaran, Shri D. Ramesh and Shri R. Damodaran during their service in the fields of OF cable maintenance and FTTH and said that they can come forward to maintain FTTH on selected areas and offered to give the work on MOU basis without need for tender. But the office-bearers of AIBSNLREA just wanted to extend their service without any expectations and informed the PGM that they will discuss the matter and convey specific ways in which they can help. Shri J. Ramalingam, Finance Secretary then gave a few inputs on sales & marketing and the PGM noted down the points in his diary. The 20 minutes meeting ended with the office-bearers thanking the PGM for sparing some time with them.



AIBSNLREA Trichy Branch (Tamilnadu) held its first General Body meeting after its formation on 29th May 2016 at 5 PM at Trichy. Shri R.Venkataraman Rtd. DE Trichy presided over the meeting. Shri K.Meyyalahan Branch Secretary welcomed all the members present in the meeting. Shri S.Ratnasubramanian, Jt.Secretary CHQ addressed the meeting explaining various steps taken by CHQ on 78.2% fitment, confusion created by other pensioners' association in pension revision etc. Three new members joined the association in the meeting.



The Annual General Body Meeting of All India BSNL Retired Executives’ Association, Chennai branch, was held on 20-4-2016 at Hotel Kanchi,Chennai from 10 AM. Shri V.Sivaswamy President, presided over the meeting and large number of retired executives of Chennai and Tamilnadu participated (49 members attended). Shri R. Kasiviswanathan, Secretary, placed the annual report for the year ending 2015 and the same was approved after discussion. Shri C.R. Rajasekaran, Financial Secretary submitted the financial statement for the relevant period and it was passed unanimously. Outstation members have also attended the meeting, which encouraged the office bearers. Shri V. Chinnapappiah, CHQ Vice President addressed the meeting. Shri S. Rathnasubramanian, Joint Secretary (South), CHQ and Shri R.R. Balasubramanian addressed the members highlighting the various steps taken by AIBSNLREA CHQ in respect of various issues including the 78.2 % IDA issue and about the next AIC proposed to be held at Bhubaneshwar etc. A few delegates from Chennai branch have decided to attend the AIC at Bhubaneshwar on 2nd and 3rd July 2016. Later the election of new Office-Bearers was held and following were elected as the office bearers of the Branch for the next term.(2016-2017): - 1. President: Shri V. Dakshinamurthy, 2&3. Vice Presidents: Shri M. Kamsundher and Smt M.S. Ramlakshmi, 4. Branch Secretary: Shri L. Sundararaman, 5. Assistant Branch Secretary: Shri R.R. Balasubramanian, 6. Finance Secretary: Shri C.R. Rajasekaran, 7. Asst. Finance Secretary: Shri D.T. Sambandan and 8. Organising Secretary: Shri P.Ravichandranarayanan. The entire event was well organized by Shri R.R.Balasubramanian. The meeting ended with address by new President and vote of thanks by new Secretary followed by lunch.  View the photos



A meeting of AIBSNLREA Erode Branch was held on 25.7.2015 at Hotel Kohinoor, Erode to felicitate Shri C.Krishnan, SDE and Shri S.Mahendran, DGM on the eve of their retirement. The meeting was jointly organized with AIBSNLOA Erode District Branch in which these two Executives were the members. Shri K.Sivanandhan, Secretary, AIBSNLREA recollected the days he had been associated with the two retiring executives and welcomed them into the fold of AIBSNLREA. He also spoke about the case of the executives who retired just one day before their date of next increment became due and explained that the case has been taken up by AIBSNLREA both with the 7th CPC as well as with DoPT. He said that non-settlement of retirement benefits of Shri C.Chandrasekaran DE after his voluntary retirement in March 2015 is being taken up with the Circle administration. Office bearers and members of AIBSNLREA and AIBSNLOA attended the meeting and felicitated the retiring executives. The meeting ended with special dinner.



A meeting of AIBSNLREA Erode was held on 28th March 2015 to felicitate Com.Govindasamy retiring as DGM. The meeting had been jointly held with AIBSNLOA Erode District Branch. All speakers including Com.K.Rajasekaran, CS, AIBSNLOA Tamilnadu, Com.S.Rajasekaran, Secretary, Central Government Pensioners' Association, Erode, Com.Sivanandham, Secretary, AIBSNLREA Erode and Com.R.R.Balasubramanian recollected the services of Com.Govindasamy and appreciated his simplicity, knowledge, honesty and hardwork. Brief discussions on pensioners' issues followed. Com.S.E.Manian gave vote of thanks.  View the photos