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Clarification on Compassionate Ground Appointment BSNL

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Clarification on Compassionate Ground Appointment in BSNL

BSNL

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)
Corporate Office
[Estt.-IV Section]

No. 273-18/2013/CGA/Estt-IV

Dated/13-08-2018

To
All Heads of Telecom Circles
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited.

Subject: Clarification on Compassionate Ground Appointment -reg

The undersigned is directed to say that several instances have been reported in this office from different Telecom Circles wherein it has been requested for reply of the following queries:

1. If at the time of death of BSNL employee, son/daughter of deceased employee is minor & he/she applies for CGA after attaining the age of 18 year then the period of belated request to be counted from date of death or date of attaining the age of 18 years for awarding the negative points in weightage point system.

2. If the family of deceased employee does not have own house & living in relative’s house & not paying any rent for this house then the 10 points of accommodation can be awarded or not in weightage point system.

In this connection, the point wise reply of the above said queries has been given below as:

1. If at the time of death of BSNL employee spouse is alive and she is waiting for his/her son/daughter to become 18 years of age then belated points may be deducted. However, if spouse of ex-official had already expired or expires within 5 years from his/her death then belated points may not be deducted for son/daughter when he/she applies for his/her own CGA after attaining the age of 18 years.

2. Weightage points for Accommodation can only be given if the applicant submits rent receipt.

(Parimal Kumar)
AGM (Estt.-IV)
QE: 23734152 I: 23734051

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Disbursement of Salary & staff remuneration to BSNL employees

Disbursement of Salary & staff remuneration to BSNL employees

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)
CORPORATE OFFICE
BFC&I DIVISION

To

All Chief General Managers
BSNL circles/Metro cities

No. 16-4/2018/CB (P

Dated : 18-06-2018.

Sub:- Disbursement of Salary & staff remuneration to BSNL employees.

The date of disbursement of “Net take home” to BSNL staff is re-fixed wef 01.07.2018 (Net take home for the month of June, 2018) as noted below:-

bsnl-employees-salary

2. The following instructions are also being issued:-

(i) Salary will be finalized as usual.

(ii) Payments pertain to OTA, Honorarium, TA, LTC, Leave encashment & Medical reimbursement be processed only up to amount authorised by BFC&I wing of CO BSNL.

(iii) Circles will make fund requirement as usual, however cash fund will be released on the basis of bank files generated in SAP.

(iv) Left out cases will be considered up to 5th of each month and thereafter the same will be considered for next month salary procedure.

S/d,

(Y. N. Singh)
General Manager
Budget, Financial Control & investment

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BSNL : Review of extension of without voucher facility to Retired Employees

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Review of extension of without voucher medical facility to Retired Employees

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
Admn. Section
Corporate Office
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan
New Delhi

No. BSNL/Admn.I/15-22/14

Dated: April 25, 2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: Review of extension of without voucher facility to Retired Employees.

Ref: 1. No. 7-8/2010/EF/Part/I dated 5.9.2011
2. OM No. BSNL/Admn.l/15-22/14 dated 11th April 2017.

Facility of extension of without voucher facility which was withdrawn vide EF Branch letter No. 7-8/2010/EF/Part/l dated 5.9.2011 was revived vide this office OM of even no. dated 11th April 2017 to retired employees and it was decided that the decision will be reviewed after six months.

The issue was reviewed, there has been an increase in expenditure on this account. Whether to continue the scheme for the year 2018-19 and if it is continued the quantum of allowance to be paid is under active consideration. It is learnt that the last two quarterly instalments payable to the optees (retired employees) for the year 2017-18 have not been released. To avoid inconvenience to retired employees, it is therefore requested that two instalments due may be released. Decision on continuation of the scheme and other related issues will be conveyed immediately after its approval.

This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

(Brahm Parkash)
Assistant General Manager (Admn.IV)

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7th CPC Revision of Remunerations of pre-2016 retired Government Servant engaged in PSUs viz BSNL, MTNL etc

7th CPC Revision of Remunerations of pre-2016 retired Government Servant engaged in PSUs viz BSNL, MTNL etc

File No. 03/11/2016/SEA-I (Pt-I)/Fin
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Telecommunications
(Finance Branch)

Room No. 717, Sanchar Bhawan,
20, Ashok Road, New Delhi – 110 001
Dated 23 December 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

The undersigned has been directed to convey the Approval of the Competent Authority towards revision of remunerations being paid to, the retired Government servants engaged in Department of Telecommunications(Head Quarters) with effect from 1st January, 2016 as under:

(a) In the case of Government servants retired after 01.01.2016 engaged as consultant:

The consolidated fee/ remunerations for the consultants shall be restricted to an amount equal to the difference between the last basic pay (as per 7th CPC) drawn by the retired officer and basic pension (as per 7th CPC), plus dearness allowance on the difiference as applicable to the Central Government Servants fiom time to time.

(b) In the case of Government servants retired prior to 01.01.2016:

In case of those engaged as consultants in DOT H Qrs. who retired prior to 01.01.2016 i.e. before implementation of 7th CPC, their last pay drawn shall be fixed notionally in accordance with para 4 of DOP&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017 i.e., their last pay may be fixed notionally in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay band A and grade pay at which they retired. The consolidated fee/ remunerations for the consultants shall be restricted to an amount equal to the difference between the last basic pay arrived as above and basic pension (as per 7th CPC), plus dearness allowance on the difference as applicable to the Central Government Servants from time to time.

(c) In the case of retired officers from PSUs viz. BSNL, MTNL etc.

The remunerations of such PSU employees engaged as consultants may be fixed by multiplying both the notional basic pay as per 6th CPC and basic pension of PSU retirees by factor 2.57 and their difference plus Dearness Allowance on the difference as per 7 CPC at the rate applicable to Central Government Servants from time to time or the existing remunerations, whichever is higher.

2. Para 4 of OM No. 3-2/2009-SEA-I dated nil February, 2010 and para 1 (iv) of the approved policy for “Engagement of Consultants” issued vide OM No. 03-10/2014-SEA-I/Fin. Dated 28.02.2015 stands modified to the extent stated in para 1 of this OM w. e. f. 01.01.2016.

3. The nodal sections/wings of DOT HQ will revise the consolidated fee/remunerations in respect of the consultants Working in their wings on the basis of copy of the letter from the Department/Ministry from which they retired (giving details of revision of pension) addressed to CPAO with copy given to pensioners. The remuneration so revised should be got vetted for the first time from IFD before making payment.

4. The above revision of the consolidated fee/ remunerations as per 7th CPC and its implementation will be applicable in respect of consultants engaged in various wings of DOT HQs was well as in CCA Offices.

(Manish K Gupta)
Director (F)

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BSNL – Clarification regarding date of effect of retirement in case of Voluntary Retirement

BSNL: Clarification regarding date of effect of retirement in case of Voluntary Retirement

 

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A Govt of India Enterprise)
BSNL Corporate Office
Pension Section, 5th floor,
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan
H.C. Mathur Lane, New Delhi-110001

No.31-13/2017-Pen(B)
Dated: 14/12/2017

To

All Heads of Circles/Telecom Districts/Regions/
Projects/Telecom Stores/ Telecom Factories
and other Administrative Offices
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

 

Sub: Clarification regarding date of effect of retirement in case of Voluntary Retirement.

 

Sir,

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of letter No. 40-27/2017-Pen(T) dated- 04/12/2017 received from Under Secretary, DoT alongwith a copy of notification dated 21/ 12/2012 issued by DOP&PW.

 

2. DoT in their above referred letter has clarified that Rule 5 (2) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 previously included a proviso as per which the date of retirement in case of a Government Servant who is retired prematurely or who retires voluntarily, shall be treated as a non-working day has been amended by DoP&PW and omitted the proviso with effect from 01/01/1996 by a notification dated 21/ 12/2012 issued by DOP&PW. Consequently, for all cases of retirement, the last day shall be treated as a working day.

 

3. Accordingly, the modifications issued by DOP&PW notified on 21/ 12/2012 may be considered while issuing orders of voluntary retirements.

 

Encls: A.A.

Yours faithfully,
(S.P. Bhatta)
Asstt. General Manager (Estt.I)

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Implementation of revised pay scales with 15% fitment benefit for BSNL executives

Why Pay Revision with 15% Fitment cannot be denied

CHQ WRITES TO MOSC REQUESTING IMPLEMENTATION OF REVISED PAY SCALES WITH 15% FITMENT BENEFIT FOR BSNL EXECUTIVES

No.AIBSNLOA/CHQ/2017/42

Dated: 15th November 2017

To
Shri Manoj Sinha,
Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications,
Government of India
New Delhi

Subject: Implementation of revised pay scales with 15% fitment benefit for BSNL executives – reg.

Hon’ble Sir,
At the outset, we are thankful for your reported inclination towards implementing revised pay scales with 25% fitment benefit in respect of BSNL executives, even though BSNL does not fully meet the affordability condition stipulated by the 3rd PRC but BSNL is already on revival path and reporting operational profit for last few years. In this regard, we would like to draw your kind attention to the fact that MTNL employees were allowed pay revision as recommended by 2nd PRC w.e.f. 1.1.2007 with the highest 30% fitment benefit although the affordability clause existed then and MTNL was incurring loss for consecutive years.

2. We now learn that BSNL Board has approved a proposal for pay revision and has submitted to the administrative department i.e., the Department of Telecommunication.

3. It is needless to say that BSNL was formed when Hon’ble Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji, was the Prime Minister of India, with a Mission to provide world class, State-of-art technology based telecom services on demand at affordable prices and to provide world class telecom infrastructure to develop country’s economy. At the time of Corporatisation, while approving HRD and financial issues arising out of the corporatisation, the Union Cabinet had assured that “Government will consider and provide a package of measures so that the viability of BSNL is not impaired because of implementation of any socially desirable uneconomic activity, such as rural telephony, undetaken by BSNL at the behest of Government”.

4. Since then, BSNL has been discharging the social obligations of the Government of India by providing services in remote and rural areas inspite of incurring loss because of these services and its presence in the Telecom industry as a fully Government owned PSU, aiming at providing world class services at affordable tariff, has been accepted by every stake holder as a ‘moderating factor’ in controlling the tariff in favour of the customers.

5. When all private networks failed to provide dependable service during natural calamities, whether it was Hudhud cyclone in Andhra Pradesh, Vardha cyclone in Tamilnadu, Floods in Tamilnadu and Uttarakhand, Earthquake in Jammu & Kashmir, BSNL was the only operator which proved its robustness.

6.1 In the prestigious Digital India programme of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India too, BSNL is contributing in two three areas, like National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN), providing Wi-fi hotspots at commercial places, Mobile Wallet service under the Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana and delivering m-governance services like digital mandi, kisan seva, Digital high quality educational content among others. BSNL’s contribution towards BharatNet is also worth mentioning.

6.2 BSNL’s role in ensuring GST compliance also cannot be under estimated. BSNL introduced GSP/ASP service on PAN India basis to assist Small and Medium Enterprises as well as large business houses in transitioning to GST by launching an application software which will record invoices on a PC / hand held device or a smart phone along with all GST compliances like preparation of GST Returns, Assistance in generation of GST challans for payment, filing of GST Returns, sending back mismatch invoices etc. BSNL also played an effective role during demonetisation in last November by providing seamless network connectivity among banks and financial institutions.

7. Recently BSNL has signed (MoU) with Fiber Home to jointly start manufacturing telecom equipment and optical fiber cable in BSNL factories, underscoring another initiative by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India – ‘Make in India’.

8. BSNL revenue over the past three years is increasing. The year 2013-14 saw an increase in revenue of 3.2%. The year 2014-15 saw an increase of 2.32%. In the year 2015-16, the increase in income is 14.92% whereas in the same year the expenses decreased marginally by 1.47%. The loss is declining and BSNL is likely to make profit in 2018.

9. While these are sufficient ground justifying revision of pay scales of BSNL employees with 15% fitment benefit, we would like to draw your kind attention towards another major fact which cannot be ignored or overlooked.

10. All the senior officers of Department of Telecommunication who are on ‘deployment’ in BSNL, holding major managerial positions in BSNL have already got their pay fixed in revised scales as per the recommendations of VII Central Pay Commission with 14.2% fitment benefit w.e.f. 1.1.2016. All of them draw their higher pay and perks from BSNL and BSNL’s affordability to pay was not at all an issue for them. If BSNL employees are denied the revised pay with 15% fitment benefit, it will result in an unprecedented discrimination against its own employees vis-à-vis those who are under ‘deployment’. The fall out of such a situation will be unparalleled in the history of indian Public Sector.

11. It will be therefore unfair if BSNL executives are denied their due pay revision in the name of non-affordability, since such a proposition will have a negative impact on their morale which in turn will affect the revival plans of BSNL.

12. We therefore earnestly request you to kindly get the issue examined thoroughly and to ensure that pay revision as per 3rd PRC recommendations are implemented in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit in view of its strategic national importance.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,
(Rakesh Sethi)
General Secretary

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Diwali Gift to the Soldiers of the Country

Diwali Gift to the Soldiers of the Country

Soldiers and officers of various army and para-military units like CRPF, BSF, BRO, ITBP, etc. are deployed in remote and far flung areas to protect Borders of India. The soldiers and officers are working day and night without bothering about difficult weather conditions and as they are posted away from their homes and headquarters, there is a constant requirement for them to speak to their family and also to their Headquarters. They use only DSPT service provided by BSNL because there is no other means of communications available in those areas.

Briefing the media here, the Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha said that in order to use the facility of DSPT, the soldiers & officers at present are required to pay monthly fee of Rs.500/- and call charges of Rs.5/- per minute. But, looking at the requirement of Soldiers & Officers and also the heavy cost they have to incur for talking to their family members, government has taken an important decision on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. Shri Sinha said, from Diwali day (19th October, 2017), no monthly fee will be taken for using DSPT service, that is, the current monthly fee of Rs.500/- will be ‘Zero’ from tomorrow. And also, the present telephone charges of Rs.5/- per minute is being reduced to Re.1/- per minute.

With this special Diwali Gift from Government of India, Defence personnel can now talk without worrying for more expenses to their home and their Headquarter. The Minister also wished the jawans and officers and their family members A Very Happy Diwali.

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Implementation of Superannuation Pension Scheme as per BSNL Employees Superannuation Pension Trust Rules

Implementation of Superannuation Pension Scheme as per BSNL Employees Superannuation Pension Trust Rules: BSNL Circular No. 382 dated 28.09.2017

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BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)
CORPORATE ACCOUNTS SECTION-1
1st Floor, Bharat Sanchar Bhavan,
H.C. Mathur Lane, Janpath
NEW DELHI – 110001

Circular No. 382

No: 500-51 /2015-16/CA II/BSNL

Dated 28th Sep 2017

To,
The Chief General Manager,
All Circles
BSNL

Sub: Implementation of Superannuation Pension Scheme as per BSNL Employees Superannuation Pension Trust Rules.

Ref: No: 500-51/2015-16/CA II/BSNL dated 20.04.2017

As a measure of extension to social security to the BSNL recruited employees (as defined in BSNL Employees Superannuation Pension Trust Rules), BSNL has approved the implementation of Superannuation Pension Scheme w.e.f. 05.05.2016. Accordingly, BSNL has framed BSNL Employees Superannuation Pension Fund Trust Rules (copy of the Trust Rules is enclosed ). As per the Trust Rules, BSNL will contribute at the rate of 3% of Basic Pay plus IDA per month for all BSNL recruited employees, as defined in the Trust Rules. The employees may also contribute to the scheme on a voluntary basis. The quantum of employees’ contribution to the scheme is governed by the Trust Rules.

In this connection, the basic procedural as well as accounting aspects of the scheme are given below.

1 There are two GL codes in respect of superannuation pension scheme.

  • Claims Payable to Superannuation Pension Fund Trust – 1310203
  • Superannuation Pension Expenses – 5010310

2 Initially, on the basis of the process run in SAP, the total amount booked under Liability GL Code-1310203 upto September 2017, will be paid to the fund manager Corporate Office.

Particulars Debit Credit
Superannuation Pension Expenses
GL Code 5010310
XXX
Claims Payable to Superannuation Pension Fund Trust
GL Code-1310203
XXX

3 With effect from October 2017, on a monthly basis, at the time of preparation of salary:

  • GL Code 5010310 will be debited for the Employer Share.
  • GL Code 1310203 will be credited by the amount of Employer share and Employee Share of superannuation pension scheme.

4 After completion of the salary process, total of the monthly credit under GL Code 1310203 duly tallied with the schedules, shall -be transferred to the Superannuation Trust on 5th of the following month followed by transfer of the equal amount to the fund manager by the Trust at Corporate Office level. Circles should reconcile the amount booked in GL code 1310203 with the HCM schedules by 4th of the following month.

5 At the time of maturity of the scheme on account of superannuation / retirement / resignation / death of the employee, the employees / nominee of the employees will be required to opt for the pension option offered by LIC as also annexed With this circular. To opt for the pension options, employees / nominee of the employees shall submit the requisite forms duly filled to the DDO/AO(Cash).

6 Circles should ensure to ” revise the terms and conditions of deputation services to this effect and arrange to communicate with such other organizations.

7 The SAP related operational guidelines have already been issued by ERP HCM team.

8 General Instructions

  • In the beginning, the DDOs will ensure to get the amount of monthly voluntary contribution and duly filled Nomination Form (copy enclosed) from the employees.
  • At the time of maturity of the scheme on account of superannuation/ retirement/ resignation / death of the employee, the DDOs/AO(Cash) will ensure to send the claim form to GM(CA), CO, BSNL in original. Separate set of forms to be sent to this office for death and other than death cases are enclosed as Annexure ‘A’ and ‘B’ respectively. Each page of the claim form should be authenticated by the DDO/AO(Cash).
  • LIC, the fund manager, of the BSNL Employees Superannuation Pension Scheme will provide the facility of online Web portal for each Employee through which the employees will be able to have updated. information on his superannuation pension contribution fund. The procedure to check the portal will be intimated in due course.

Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(V M Gupta)
Dy. General Manager (CA-III)

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Where is the Bonus for BSNL employees?

Where is the Bonus for BSNL employees?

Bonus is the deferred wage. There was no Bonus for government employees till 1977. Sustained struggles were fought by the Railways and Central government employees for Bonus, including the historic Railway Strike of 1974. It was only after the Janata Government came in to power that Bonus was granted.

The government has announced Bonus for Railway, Postal and other central establishments for 2017, though it is below the demand of the employees. But BSNL employees, who were central government employees earlier, have not been granted the same so far, despite demand from the unions. The Festival season has started and the delay in announcing the same is unjustified.

We demand the BSNL management to announce the Bonus for employees at the earliest.

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Reconsideration of extension of without voucher facility to Retired Employees

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
Admn. Section
Corporate Office
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan
New Delhi 

No. BSNL/Admn.I/15-22/14

Dated: April 11, 2017

Office Memorandum

Sub: Reconsideration of extension of without voucher facility to Retired Employees.

Ref: No. 7-8/2010/EF/Part/1 dated 5.9.2011.

Facility of extension of without voucher facility was withdrawn vide guidelines conveyed vide letter No. 7-8/2010/EF/Part/1 dated 5.9.2011, as expenditure control measure. To mitigate the hardship in submission and following up of medical claims by retired employees, the Competent Authority has approved revival the facility only to retired employees, as per the guidelines issued vide letter No. BSNL/ADMN/l dated 28.2.2003 under para 2.1.1.

The entitlement under this option will be 50% of the admissible amount (annual outdoor ceiling prescribed) and will be paid in four equal instalments at the end of each quarter. The amount payable is taxable as per the applicable Rules.

The decision will however will be reviewed after 6 months.

sd/-

(Raj Kumar)

Assistant General Manager (Admn.IV)

Signed Copy

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Delay in pension revision allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR for BSNL Pensioners/Family Pensioners

Delay in pension revision allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR for BSNL Pensioners/Family Pensioners

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
(A Government Of India Enterprise)
Corporate Office
(Pension Section)
5th Floor, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi – 110 001

No.40-6/2011-Pen(B)

Dated: 24-03-2017

To
All Heads of Circles/Telecom Districts/Regions/Projects/Telecom Stores/Telecom Factories & Other Administrative Offices Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

Sub: Delay in pension revision allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/Pension to 78.2% DA/DR for BSNL Pensioners/Family Pensioners,who retired prior to 10-06-2013 – regarding.

Sir,
I am directed to forward herewith D.O.No.7-1/2013/TA-1/17/Pt./760 dated 07-03-2017 received from Member (Finance)-I/C, DOT, on the above mentioned subject, along with status of pension revision cases pending BSNL Unit-wise.

2. As directed by DOT in the aforesaid letter, all the Circles are requested to adhere to the timeline specified therein and submit complete pension papers and service books to the respective CCAs.

Encl: As above.

Yours faithfully,

(S.P.Bhatta)
Asstt.General Manager (Estt.I)
Tele.No.23037477

Prahlad Singh
Member (finance)-I/C
Tel No.23716161
Fax 23715762

Government Of India
Ministry Of Communications and
Information Technology
Department of Telecommunications

Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashok Road,
New Delhi – 110 001

Member (Finance) Telecom commission &
Ex-Officio Secretary to Govt. of India

D.O.No.7-1/2013/TA-1/17/Pt./760
Dated: 7th March,2017

I would like to bring to your attention the delay in the pension revision allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic/Pension to 78.2% DA/DR for BSNL pensioners/family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013. Though, the revision in all cases was to be completed by 31.12.2016 as per DoT HQ letter No.40-13/2013-Pen (T) dated 18.07.2016, there is still a huge pendency as on date and the BSNL employees welfare unions have been approaching DoT asking for early settlement of the same.

On review, it is seen that some units of BSNL are sending incomplete papers or are yet to send many of the cases to the CCA offices while there is also pendency in some of the CCA units also (copy of pendency status is enclosed). To complete the task in a structured time frame, concerted efforts both by the BSNL units and CCAs office is required. Target dates both for submission of pension papers and issue of PPOs has now been reviewed both for BSNL and CCA units, which is to be strictly complied to as per the timelines given below.

BSNL
(submission of complete pension papers & service Books)
CCA
(issue of revised PPOs)
Pre-2007 Post-2007 Pre-2007 Post-2007
15.03.2017 31.03.2017 31.03.2017 10.04.2017

You are requested to kindly give your personal attention for compliance of the target dates by the BSNL units, from you end.

with regards
Yours sincerely
Sd/-
(Prahlad singh)

Status of Revision of pension of BSNL Pensioners/Family Pensioners who retired prior to 10.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/Pension effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment. (as on 01.03.2017)

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Grant of Child Adoption Leave of 180 days to female BSNL employees and extension of the facility of paternity Leave to adoptive fathers

Grant of Child Adoption Leave of 180 days to female BSNL employees and extension of the facility of paternity Leave to adoptive fathers

No.1-13/2016-PAT(BSNL)

Dated, the 20-03-2017

OFFICE ORDER

Sub: Grant of Child Adoption Leave of 180 days to female BSNL employees and extension of the facility of paternity Leave to adoptive fathers.

Leave on adoption of a child is admissible to female BSNL employee as per the provisions of Rule 43-B of CCS (Leave) Rule, 1972. As per DOPT OM No.13018/1/2009-Estt.(L) dated 22.07.2009, Child Adoption Leave to women government employees has been enhanced from 135 days to 180 days and extended the facility of Paternity Leave to adoptive fathers. Prior to DOP&T OM No.13018/1/2009-Estt.(L) dated 22.07.2009, the Child adoption leave for 135 days was admissible to the female government servants on adoption of a Child upto one year of age vide DOP&T OM No.13010/1/2004-Estt(L) 31.03.2006.

2. The case for grant of child adoption Leave of 180 days to female BSNL employees and paternity leave to BSNL male employees as per DOP&T OM dated 22.07.2009 has been examined by this office and it has been decided to make the provision of this OM dated 22.07.2009 applicable in BSNL. Accordingly, approval of the Competent Authority is, hereby, conveyed for following:-

(i) Leave of 180 days to the female BSNL employees who are adoptive mothers with fewer than two surviving Children may be granted as Child Adoption Leave on valid adoption of a child upto one year of age, on the lines of maternity leave admissible to natural mothers on the terms and conditions as laid down in DOP&T OM NO.13018/4/2004-Estt.(L) dated 31.03.2006 (Copy enclosed) and

(ii) A male employee with less than two surviving children, on valid adoption of a child below the age of one year, may be granted Paternity Leave for a period of 15 days within a period of six months from the date of valid adoption.

3. These orders shall take effect from the date of issue.

Encl: as above.

 

(S.P. Bhatta)
Assistant General Manager (Estt.I)
Tel.No.23037477

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Concessional telephone facility to Retired/ retiring employees of BSNL – Free Night calling facility regarding

Concessional telephone facility to Retired/ retiring employees of BSNL – Free Night calling facility regarding

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ENTERPRISE)
1st FLOOR,BHARAT SANCHAR BHAWAN, H. C.MATHUR LANE ,
JANPATH ,New DELHI- 110001.
(CORPORATE OFFICE- Admin Branch)
PHA- section

No.2-03/2006-PKA(Pt)

Dated 09.03.2017

CIRCULAR No. 02/2017-PHA

Subject: Concessional telephone facility to Retired/ retiring employees of BSNL – Free Night calling facility regarding.

In continuation to this office Circular No. 11/2007-PHA dated 20 . 07 . 2007; the competent authority has reviewed and approved the extension of Free Night Calling facility to BSNL retired employees having Concessional Telephones as extended to any other subscriber.

All Other terms and conditions of circulars issued earlier regarding the policy remain unchanged.

Hindi version of this circular will follow.

(S.K. Bhardwaj)
Asstt. General Manager (Admin.PHA)

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Merger of 50% DA with Pay and Pension for BSNL Employees and Pensioners

Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners/ family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/ DR with Basic Pay/ pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/ DR for the purpose of fitment

BSNL Pensioners will get Merger of 50% DA / DR with Basic Pay / Pension

No.40-13/2013-Pen (T)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Telecommunications

Dated 18.07.2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners/ family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/ DR with Basic Pay/ pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/ DR for the purpose of fitment

The pension to combined service optee absorbed employees in BSNL is paid by Government as per sub-rules 21 to 23 of Rule 37-A of CCS(Pension) Rules 1972.

2. Consequent to the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) orders dated 26.11.2008, revision of pay of employees of BSNL was allowed with effect from 1.1.2007 vide Letter No. 61-01/2009-SU dated 27.02.2009. Subsequently, pension/family pension of employees retired from BSNL who retired between 01.10.2000 and 1.1.2007, was revised vide this office O.M No. 40-17/2008-Pen (T) Vol.III dated 15.3.2011.

3. Further to Department of Public Enterprises O.M. No. 2(70)/08-DPE (WC)-GL- VII/09 dated 02.04.2009, the benefit of merger of 50% DA with Basic Pay effectively amounting to 78.2% IDA as on 1.1.2007 for the purpose of fitment, was granted to the BSNL serving employees w.e.f. 10.6.2013 vide Order No. 61-01/2012-SU dated 10.6.2013.

4. The issue regarding revision of pension/ family pension of BSNL IDA pensioners/ family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 has been considered by the Government, and the following has been decided:

(a)The pension/ family pension of BSNL IDA pensioners/ family pensioners, who retired prior to 01.01.2007, may be revised as on 01.01.2007 notionally with actual benefit w.e.f. 10.06.2013 by adding together

  1. Existing basic pension/ family pension including commuted portion of pension, if any
  2. Dearness relief (IDA) @ 78.2%
  3. Fitment weightage @ 30% of the existing pension/ family pension and dearness relief (IDA) thereon.

The amount so arrived will be regarded as consolidated pension/ family pension with effect from 10.06.2013.

(b)The pension/ family pension of BSNL IDA pensioners/ family pensioners, who retired between 01.01.2007 and 09.06.2013, their pay may be revised notionally with effect from 01.01.2007 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/ Pension effectively amounting to 78.2% IDA for the purpose of fitment, and consequential revision of pension on notional pay with actual benefit w.e.f. 10.06.2013, at par with the serving employees of BSNL. However, these pensioners do not get actual benefit of increase in pay/ pension during the period between 01.01.2007 to 09.06.2013, and they would not get increase in the amount of DCRG, leave encashment and commutation of pension on this account.

5.The other conditions with regard to commuted portion of pension, minimum pension and increase in the quantum of pension/ family pension to the old pensioners/ family pensioners, as mentioned in this office O.M. No. 40-17/2008-Pen (T) Vol.III dated 15.3.2011 shall remain the same.

6.Action to revise pension/ family pension in terms of these provisions may be initiated suo-moto by the concerned Heads of offices. All administrative offices of BSNL handling preparation of pension papers of BSNL pensioners may be directed to initiate the process of consolidation of pension/ family pension to the BSNL IDA pensioners/ family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013, at the consolidated rates in terms of para 4 above immediately and forward the same to the concerned CCAs for consolidation and issue of revised Pension Payment Orders (PPOs).

7. The exercise to extend benefit of these orders to the pensioners/ family pensioners should be completed by 31.12.2016.

(S K Jain)

DDG (Establishment)

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Cabinet approves Revision of pension of BSNL Pensioners Removing Anomalies

Cabinet approves Revision of pension of BSNL Pensioners Removing Anomalies
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revision of pension of BSNL pensioners and family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/ Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment, and (ii) Modifying the liability of BSNL towards the payment of pensionary benefits to the retired employees.The pension of BSNL pensioners/family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 has been revised w.e.f. 01.01.2007 notionally with actual benefit w.e.f. 10.06.2013, by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/ Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment at par with the serving employees of BSNL. However, increase in the amount of DCRG, leave encashment and commutation of pension in respect of these pensioners shall not be increased on this account.

The pension liability in respect of employees of Department of Telecommunications (DOT) / Department of Telecom Services (DTS) / Department of Telecom Operations (DTO) who retired prior to 01.10.2000 is solely borne by Government of India and the BSNL will have no liability in respect of these employees. In respect of employees who are absorbed in BSNL, the liability on account of pensionary benefits shall be fully borne by Government while BSNL will continue to discharge pension liability by way of pension contribution in accordance with FR-116 for the period they so work/worked.

The revision entails an estimated recurring annual expenditure of approximately Rs 129.63 crore for pensioners and Rs 24.93 crore for family pensioners and arrears from 2013-14 would be Rs 239.92 crore approximately for pensioners and Rs 44.62 Crore approximately for family pensioners. Approximately118500 pensioners all over India will be benefitted by this revision.

This revision will fulfill the long pending demand of revision of pension of BSNL absorbed employees who retired prior to 10.06.2013 and will bring the pensioners at par with the serving employees of BSNL by removing the anomalies. It will help in reducing the financial burden of BSNL and removing prospects of industrial unrest in BSNL while fulfilling the commitment of Government.

Background:  The decision of the Cabinet has come in the wake of an anomalous situation created in the difference of pension formula among the BSNL retirees who retired before and after 10.06.2013. Further, the decision regarding pensionary liability is on persistent demand from various quarters and a series of deliberations at different levels to fulfill the assurance given by the Government before corporatization i.e. before formation of BSNL.

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BSNL Clarification regarding Employees Pension Scheme

BSNL Clarification regarding Employees Pension Scheme

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)

NO.500-85/CA-II/BSNL/EPF/2011/Vol.VI

Dated 19.01.2016

To,
The IFAs,
All Circles
BSNL

Sub.: Various Gazette Notifications issued by EPFO from Time to Time

This office has been receiving queries regarding Employees Pension Scheme.

In this regard, it is informed that EPFO vide its letter no. Actuarial / 18(2)2008/ Vol.III/7738 dated 29.08.2014 (copy enclosed) has already clarified that henceforth, EPS will apply only to EPF members whose pay at the time of becoming PF member is not more than Rs.15000/- per month on or after 01.09.2014. The entire employer and employee contribution shall remain in the Provident Fund and no diversion to EPS shall be made for all new PF members on or after 01.09.2014 having salary more than Rs. 15000/- at the time of joining.

In this connection, it is mentioned that this office has already issued instructions to act in accordance with the Gazette Notifications issued by EPFO, from time to time, without waiting for endorsement from the Corporate Office as the non compliance of the EPF guidelines attract penal provisions.

It is further mentioned that suitable action may be taken by the circles for rectification of any erroneous deduction made and deposited with EPFO under the EPS head for the employees covered under the above mentioned letter of EPFO dated 29.08.2014.

All BSNL units are hereby requested to kindly take necessary action in accordance with the instructions issued by EPFO.

Encl: As above

(V.M.Gupta)
Dy. General Manager (CA-III)

EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India)
Head Office
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Came Place, New Delhi – 110 066.

No. Actuarial/18(2)2008/Vol.III/7738

Dated: 29.08.2014

To

All Addl. Central P.F. Commissioners (Zones)
All Regional P.F.Commissioners (In-Charge of Region)

Sub: Gazette Notification providing for increase in wage ceiling under EPS 1995 from Rs. 6500 to Rs.10000/- which shall come into force on and from the 1st day of Sept 2014.

Sir.

This is in continuation of this office circular No Actuary/l 8(2)2008/ Vol.111/5905 dated 23.07.2014 wherein it was informed that the Employees’ Pension Scheme 1995 is being amended to increase the wage ceiling from Rs.6500/- per month to Rs. 15,000/- per month in the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995.

2. The proposed amendments have since been noti red vide Gazette Notification No. GSR 609 (E) which shall come into force on and from the 1st day of September, 2014 (Copy of notification enclosed).

3. Accordingly, with effect from the 1st day of September, 2014, the pensionable salary for all cases of exit/death on or after 01.09.2014, for calculating pension shall be the average monthly pay drawn during the contributory period of service in the span of 60 months preceding the date of death/exit from the membership of the Employees” Pension Fund. The pensionable salary shall be calculated on pro-rata basis separately for the period up to 31.08.2014 up to wage ceiling of R.6,500/- per month and for the subsequent period upto the wage ceiling of Rs.15,000 per month. Similarly. the Withdrawal Benefit shall be based on the weighted wages at different wage ceilings. As already informed necessary amendments in the applicable on software are being carried out and the necessary software shall be released by I.S. Division at the earliest.

4. Accordingly, requisite steps may be taken so hat full details of wages for 60 months are available to settle the pension claims in accordance with the proposed modification. In this regard, Form 10-C & Form 10 D are also being redesigned to incorporate the above changes and shall be circulated soon. However in the meantime wage details be obtained by attaching additional sheet or giving details of 60 months of wages along with Form 10-D in respect of all members having date of exit from EPS 1995.

5. The members having date of exit from EPS, 1995 on account of superannuation/option date for commencement of early pension etc. prior to 01.09.2014 shall get Pensionary benefits on the basis of the existing pensionable salary calculations ie by taking 12 months average.

6. Further, with effect from 01.09.2014, wherever employer & employees have opted to contribute on salary exceeding Rs.6,500/- per month such employer & employees will have to exercise a fresh option to contribute on salary exceeding Rs.15,000/- per month subject to the condition that such member would have to contribute the Government’s share of contribution @ 1.16% on the salary exceeding Rs.15,000/- per month from his/her share of contribution. The fresh Option is to be exercised within a period of 6 months. It is essential to know with certainty the employee who are currently permitted to contribute to EPS on higher wages, so that fresh options can be called for. Accordingly, you may immediately flag all such cases of contribution on salary exceeding Rs.6,500/- per month and obtain fresh options in a time bound manner. It may be made known to the existing optees that if the fresh option is not exercised it shall be deemed that the employee has not Opted in allowing contribution over age ceiling and the contributions to Employees Pension Fund made above the wage ceiling in respect of the member shall be diverted to the Provident Fund account of the memer along with interest as declared under the Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme from time to time.

7. Furthermore, with effect from 01.09.2014 the provisions for contribution on higher salary has been deleted and as such no new options can be allowed to any member of EPS, 1995 on and after 01.09.2014.

8. As EPS will henceforth apply only to EPF members whose pay at the time of becoming PF member is not more than Rs. l5,000/- per month on or after 01.09.2014 the entire employer and employee contribution shall remain in the Provident Fund and no diversion to EPS shall be made for all new PF members on or after 01.09.2014 having salary more than 15,000/- at the time of joining. This must be ensured as any negligence on this issue may lead to unwarranted litigations.

9. The above actions may be taken without any deviation and officer in charge shall be responsible for compliance of above directions under his jurisdiction.

(This issues with the approval of CPFC)

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(CHANDRAMAULI CHAKRABORTY)
REGIONAL E.F.COMMISSIONER-I (Pensions)

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BDPA views on the 7th Pay Commission Report

G.S. BDPA (INDIA) writes to Shri S. K. Makkar, Under Secretary, GOI Ministry Of Personnel,
 PG & Pensions-DOP & PW,
 New Delhi

No:BDPA(INDIA)/7th CPD/2015

Dated 21st December, 2015.

 

Dear Shri Makkar,

Please refer to your letter no 38/66/13-P&PW (A) (Vol.II) dated 1st/3rd December 2015 to the Pensioners‟ Associations, regarding their views on the 7th CPC report, in respect of Pension /retirement benefits. The said letter of yours though has not been received by us. But the undersigned has come to know about it through one of BPS affiliate on date i.e. 15.12.015. Accordingly undersigned submits BDPA (INDIA) views on the pension/retirement benefits as follows:

In continuation of representation vide No SG/BPS/10/2015 dtd.25-11.15 ( submitted by SG BPS) to the honorable Minister of Finance GOI following few points are put forth through DOP & PW for the consideration of Empowered Committee of Secretaries :

Fitment benefit (5.1.27)&{10.1.67(ii)} 2.57 Fitment factor has been recommended for uniform application to all employees & Pensioners arrived by dividing revised minimum pay by existing minimum salary .Minimum revised salary has been worked out on the principle of need base minimum wage following Dr Aykroyed formula of 50s which is out dated &smells of colonial mindset . The “Normative Family” is taken to consist of a spouse and two children below the age of 14yrs. (Husband 1 unit, wife 0.8 unit and children (2) at 0.6 units each). Considering wife to be .80 units is nothing but gender bias. In the present scenario a wife too put in the same amount of physical work rather may be more as compared to husband. She needs more nutrients to keep herself fit to be a mother & needs more clothing. A lady whether she is a wife of a labourer or a Secretary to Govt. of India has a basic justify to keep her reasonably presentable for which she needs some minimum add-ons as such treating her to be less than a unit is gross injustice.

Similarly growing Children of less than 14 yrs need more of proteins, fats & carbohydrates, with sufficient exercise & field activities for healthy growth. Today they need much better & more clothing compared to 50s. Today Nation needs healthy & stout young citizens. It is against the national interest to restrict their need base minimum requirement to .6 units.

The basket of items taken does not take care of digital India„s minimum requirement i.e. a smart mob phone & internet connection. The quantities of consumption & rates taken for the items in the basket are unrealistic compared to actual retail market rates.

In the light of above mentioned facts it is felt that minimum salary has been intentionally calculated to be lower to keep common fitment factor low. BDPA (INDIA) therefore, appeals that minimum revised salary be raised upwards to make it realistic.

According to 7th CPC recommendations, 2.57 fitment factors is for all employees and pensioners. But, in fact, 2.81 fitment has been given at Secretary Level by raising existing Salary of 80000/PM to 225000/ per month. This is robbing Peter to pay Paul, is violation of CPC own recommendation and that of Article 14 of the constitution of India. BDPA (INDIA), therefore, appeal that 2.81 fitment benefits be provided to all employee and Pensioners without any discrimination.

2. Minimum Pension/family pension (10.1.24)(10.1.26):As per 7th CPC recommendations revised minimum pension will be 50% of the minimum revised salary of Rs 18000/& Family pension will be 30% of it i.e. Minimum Pension will now be = Rs 9000/PM & family Pension = 5400/ So far minimum pension &Family pension have been the same i.e. Rs3500/ if existing minimum family Pension of Rs 3500/ is multiplied by 2.57 fitment benefit, it comes to Rs 8995/PM BPS request that the matter be looked into to ensure that minimum pension & family Pension remains the same.

3. Parity in Pension between pre & post seventh CPC retirees (10.1.53):

The pension formulation under Para 10.1.67(i) option 1 recommended by the Commission is that all past pensioners shall first be fixed in the Pay Matrix being recommended by it, on the basis of the Pay Band and Grade Pay at which they retired, at the minimum of the corresponding level in the matrix. This amount shall be raised, to arrive at the notional pay of the retiree, by adding the number of increments he had earned in the corresponding pay scale from which he had retired, at the rate of 3 per cent. Fifty per cent of the amount thus obtained would be the revised pension.

It would be seen that the Commission has recommended fixation of the revised pension of the past pensioners (without rectifying anomalies of 6th CPC), on the basis of the pay scale, after 31-12-2005/ Pay Band and Grade Pay from which they had retired and not on the basis of the revised pay of the post from which they had retired. The concept of full parity implies that it is the rank or post held by the pensioner which determines his pension and not the pay scale. In many cases the pay scales have been up-graded after the retirement of the pensioners as a result of Pay Commission‟s recommendations or otherwise without any change in the rank or in the nomenclature of the post held previously by them. Advantage of these upgraded pay scales was denied to those who retired earlier to such up gradation creating disparity in Pension.

The formulation proposed by the 7th CPC will not remove the existing disparity between the pension of the pre 01-01-2006 pensioners and those retiring after this date. Such a disparity will continue even after the implementation of the formulation recommended by the 7th CPC for the fixation of the pension of the past pensioners since their pension will be fixed on the basis of the pay scale from which they had retired and the benefit of revised scale upgraded after their retirement will not be admissible to them.

The principle of full parity implies that the uniform pension should be paid to all pensioners retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of the date of their retirement. Since the formulation recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission will not bring about uniformity in the pension of the past pensioners retiring in the same rank on different dates, 7th CPC recommendation thus will not ensure full parity for all civil pensioners.

Another glaring anomaly relating to pensioners in the new Pay Matrix which the Commission has proposed after dispensing with the existing system of Pay Bands and Grade Pay introduced on the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission. In the proposed Pay Matrix, in place of the existing Grade Pay, there are 18 distinct Pay Levels which would henceforth be status determiner. Each Level lays down the minimum pay, the annual pay progression of 3 per cent and the maximum pay. It is seen that the maximum pay in each Level exceeds the minimum pay in the next higher Level. This is likely to create a situation in which a person retiring from a higher Level will receive pension less than a person retiring from a lower Level. A situation may arise where a junior may draw more pension than a senior in the level above him. In another situation ( 10.1.71 ). A pensioner of Group “A” retired at last pay drawn of Rs4,000 on 31 January, 1989 under the IV CPC regime, having drawn 9 increments in the pay scale of Rs3000-100-3500-125-4500: will draw a pension of Rs. 44200 (Level 11) where as a promotee officer who retired from the same scale of pay 0n 31st March 1996 (prior to implementation of 5th CPC) at the same basic pay i.e. Rs 4000/ will draw a pension of Rs 34850/- because he could draw only one increment in level 11 giving rise to huge disparity.

BDPA (INDIA) appeals for the removal of the anomalies discussed above while taking a decision on the Commission‟s recommendation.

4. Ratio between minimum and maximum: Instead of reducing it is raised which is against the preamble of the Constitution of Indian Republic. Issue may be revisited.

5. Raising Percentage of pension, based on sustenance L (10.1.24to27) Analysis given by CPC is silent on sustenance-this is unjustified rejection and may be reconsidered.

6. Additional pension at 75 years of age (10.1.28to 30) is denied only because Defense Ministry did not agree, this is rather absurd. If Defense Ministry does not want to have it, let them not have it. Why make others suffer on this account?

7. Medical facilities: (9.5.18 The Commission‟s recommendations regarding merging of all postal dispensaries with CGHS dispensaries and inclusion of non CGHS covered postal Pensioners are welcome.

However, its recommendations regarding Health insurance for pensioners do not suit existing pensioners on account of no coverage of existing disease without lock-in period, no provision of OPD facility, payment of premium and less amount of coverage.

BDPA (INDIA), wish to draw your kind attention to Para 9.5.18 (iii) of the 7th CPC and request you to create without delay a combined entity of CGHS, ECHS-RELHS which in terms of 7th CPC would result in a very strong network of health facilities for the Central Government employees/Pensioners across the length and breadth of the country.

8, Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) (8.1.51): It is granted to pensioners for meeting expenditure on day to day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization. Keeping in view the high cost of medicines & ever rising consultation fee of Doctors BDPA (INDIA) urge that the issue be revisited to reconsider the demand for raising FMA to Rs 2000/ PM.

With warm regards

Yours sincerely,
(D.D. MISTRY)General Secretary,
BDPA (INDIA)

To: Shri S.K.Makkar, Under Secretary, GOI Ministry Of Personnel, PG & Pensions-DOP & PW 3rd floor, Loknayak Bhawan, Khan Market. New Delhi-11014

Copy to:- Ms Vandana Sharma, Joint Secretary. DOP & PW, New Delhi for necessary action at her level please. (D.D. MISTRY) General Secretary, BDPA (INDIA)

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BSNL cuts down broadband rental discounts to Central Government employees by 50%

BSNL cuts down broadband rental discounts to Central Government employees by 50%

 

BSNL had reduced the discount offered to state and Central Government employees on its broadband facilities from 20% to 10%. It has further been reduced to 5% from October 1 onwards.

 

The Government-run BSNL is currently the market leader in broadband internet services. At the time of launching the service, in order to attract customers, BSNL had offered massive discounts and special schemes. One such scheme was the 20% discount on the monthly bills for employees of the state and CG agencies, and Public Sector Undertakings, officers, and retired employees of these departments.

 

Subscription for BSNL broadband services soared. Such discounts soon made BSNL the market leader in cable-based internet services, despite the presence of some big private players. Meanwhile, two years ago, BSNL reduced the discounts from 20 percent to ten percent. Although the cash crunch in BSNL was blamed for the move, some accused that the decision was made under pressure from private companies to decrease BSNL’s popularity.

 

Now, BSNL has reduced the discounts to 5%. In other words, there will be only five percent discount in the monthly rent. The revised discount comes into effect from Thursday, October 01, 2015 onwards. The monthly rental fee was hiked by Rs.50 for the free phone call services between 9 PM to 7 AM.

 

This is not all. The internet fee has increased multifold in the past five years. The five percent discount for state and Central Government employees, especially pensioners, will be a disappointment. The taxes are far bigger than the discounts. In addition to the charges, 14 percent taxes, including service tax and educational tax, are being levied.

 

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Minimum speed of BSNL Landline Broadband will be 2Mbps from 1.9.2015

Minimum speed of BSNL Landline Broadband will be 2Mbps from 1.9.2015

 

BSNL Upgrades the speed of all Landline Broadband customers from 512 kbps to minimum 2 Mbps

 

Committed to the Government’s Digital initiatives announced by Hon.ble PM, BSNL has decided to upgrade Broadband speed to minimum 2 Mbps at no additional cost for all the Broadband customers on PAN-India Basis from 1st October 2015. This is another major service offering from BSNL for the benefits of customers in continuation to offering free night calling from BSNL landline to all operator network from 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM and free incoming roaming services for its mobile customers. BSNL is also offering 1Gb free E-Mail box to their customers from 50 Mb mail box.

 

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Hon’ble MOC &IT, GOI announced this today here at Gurgaon in a function organized by BSNL. The function was graced by Shri Rao Inderjeet Singh Hon’ble MOS for Planning & MOS for Defence (Independent charge) GOI. Shri Anupam Srivastav CMD BSNL, Shri N K Gupta Director (CFA), Smt Sujata Ray Director (HR) BSNL Board and Shri R C Arya CGM Haryana circle were also present on the occasion.

 

The speed up-gradation will benefit all the existing and new Broadband customers of BSNL. Under this scheme, BSNL is upgrading the speed of existing Broadband plans of 512 Kbps & 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps speed. With this upgradation, BSNL customers can access / surf the internet including social network websites like Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. at high speed.

 

BSNL is the first service provider to provide the Broadband Access to the country. BSNL launched the Broadband services over its landline in India in 2005 with speed of 256kbps and above over the state of art Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) based IP infrastructure in urban as well as Rural areas.

 

BSNL since then is constantly working for increasing the broadband speed for the enhanced experience of customer in urban as well as rural areas as envisaged in New Telecom Policy 2012.. Now, BSNL offers Broadband services with various plans ranging from 2 mbps to 100 mbps speed using ADSL/VDSL and fiber based GPON technology in a very affordable price range. BSNL is currently having around 10 Mn Broadband customers including about 1.1 Mn. Rural customers.

 

This up-gradation shall enhance customer experience while surfing on internet and enjoying live video streaming by all customers even in the low price range. This scheme is expected to attract new customers for subscribing BSNL Broadband customers in an affordable manner.

 

BSNL is one of the largest Telecom Service providers in India. BSNL has installed Quality Telecom Network in the country & focusing on improving it, expanding the network, introducing new telecom services with ICT applications. BSNL is having more than 77 Million Mobile customers, more than 16 million wired line telephone connections and around 10 million wired Broadband connections.

 

For further information, customers can access the BSNL Customer Care Service through Toll free number 1500 (from BSNL number) & 1800 345 1500 (from other operator number) or visit the BSNL website www.bsnl.co.in.

 

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BSNL to pay gratuity to Casual Labourers

BSNL to pay gratuity to Casual Labourers:

 

BSNL Corporate office has issued an order to sought the details regarding engagement details of casual labourers from all Circles for extension of gratuity to casual labourers.  The text of BSNL order is reproduced below:-

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)
Labour Establishment (LE) Section
Establishment Branch.

F.No.11-3/2014-LE

Dated the 19th Aug 2015

To

All Heads of Circles,

BSNL

Subject- Extension of gratuity to casual labourers -details regarding engagement details of casual labourers – reg

Sir,

Kindly refer to this office letter of even number dated 31.03.2015 and subsequent reminder dated 13.05. 2015 (letters available in the intranet) requesting to furnish the following information in respect of the casual labourers currently being engaged in your Circle:-

 

Sl.No. Name of casual labourers Whether TSM status conferred Date of birth Date of engagement Present monthly  wages

2. The requisite information/ details has not been received from all Circles till date. In this connection, it is mentioned that the issue of extending the provisions of Payment of Gratuity Act 1972/ BSNL Gratuity Trust Rules to casual labourers is under consideration of BSNL Corporate office . The list of casual labourers who will be covered under the Rules, their monthly wages , date of engagement date of birth etc. are required to calculate the fund requirement for covering the employees under the said Act/ Rules.

3. As the issue is to be settled without any further delay, it is once again requested to furnish the information/ details immediately to this office. While requesting to furnish the details Vide letters referred above, it was specifically requested to sent the soft copy also on E-mail address jkmishra__2005 @yhaoo.co.in or sanjeevkumar.pradhan @gmail. com.

 

4. It is, therefore, requested to all Circles, who have not furnished the information till date, to furnish the same immediately to this office latest by 31.08.2015. It is also requested to all Circles to ensure that soft copy of the details has been mailed to the above e mail address.

 

The matter may be treated as URGENT.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(J.K Mishra)
Astt. General Manager(ESTT.II)

Source: http://www.bsnleuchq.com/190820150001.pdf

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