22 May 2019

ODISHA RELIEF FUND



ODISHA RELIEF FUND
CHQ calls upon all members all over the country to donate liberally to the Odisha Relief fund immediately. Branch Secretaries are requested to collect the same and remit the entire amount to the Current Account opened by our Odisha circle branch for the purpose. The details are available in he Special circular given below.
With Regards,
P Gangadhara Rao, General Secretary

DO NOT TAX THE PENSION



Com. K B Krishna Rao, General Secretary, Karnataka P&T Pensioners Association,Bengaluru, being a member of the SCOVA, received a communication from Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare seeking views and suggestions on DIRECT TAXES to assist the Department in taking a pragmatic view for placing the matter before the Department of Revenue for its use during Budget Formulations relating to Direct taxes.In turn, Com. Krishna Rao sought our opinion on the matter. We have submitted the following suggestion:
Suggestion: Pension being granted to Ex Govt Servants and Family Pension being granted to spouses of Ex Govt Servants should not be taxed.
Reasons:
1.Pension is not salary. Even if it is treated as Salary, it is deferred payment, as observed by the Apex Court. When delayed payment is made as arrears of pay or pension, the whole amount is not accounted for the respective assessment year, based on Form 10E filed by the assessee.
2.Pension of Ex MPs and their spouses is not being taxed on the plea that “it is not salary but income from other sources”. The ‘source’ is nothing but Government Funds. They are paid pension by Government of India from government funds, not by the people who elected them. Family pension is paid to the spouses of deceased MPs and former MPs by Government of India not by the voters. At the same time, sitting MPs, Ex MPs and their spouses are entitled tobenefits at par with central government employees and pensioners in the matter of medical facilities under CGHS etc. While the pension to Ex MPs and family pension to spouses of Ex MPs is not being taxed there is no justification for taxing the pension being granted to Ex Government servants and spouses of Ex Employees who receive pension from the same source of Government funds.
2.Pension is not being taxed in countries like Brazil, Russian federation and Sri Lanka as well as number of states in USA.

8 May 2019

PPO number in the bank passbook


Regarding marking of PPO number in the bank Pass book of Pensioners/Family Pensioners

CPAO letter  


1 May 2019

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All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers-AICPI(IW) for 

March ,2019 increased by TWO points 

and pegged at 309.

24 Apr 2019

Tamilnadu CCA Adalat

PENSION ADALAT will be held on 21-06-2019 in the "Hall of Inspiration, Anna Road Telephone Exchange, DAMS Road, Chennai at 14-00 hours for those who retired from DOT & BSNL Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai Telephones , STR and STP. The Grievances with full details as prescribed in the Proforma along with requisite Documents may be sent to Joint Controller of Communication Accounts, O/o Principal Controller of Communication Accounts, TN Circle, 1st Floor,  TNT Complex, 60 Ethiraj Salai, Chennai -60 00 08 on or before 21-05-2019.

17 Apr 2019

VIJAYAWADA GENERAL BODY MEETING

General Body Meeting at Vijayawada on 17-4-2019. Com VM Sarma presided. Com MRS, Com KS Koteswara Rao, Com Vara Prasad, Com K V L, Com KKRN, Com Viswanatham DS WL have spoken. Around 230 members have attended. Issues like Pension Revision, MRS payments, CCA office functioning at Vijayawada, organizational matters have been discussed.





10 Apr 2019

BSNL endorsed IDA order

BSNL CO endorsed APRIL IDA order marked to all CCAs /CPPCs. 

April IDA Order

5 Apr 2019


DPE ISSUES ORDERS ON REVISION OF IDA @ 141.4 % W.E.F 01-04-2019

Click here ida-april-2019.pdf


2 Apr 2019

Andhra Circle Conference

Andhra Circle Conference was held on  01-04-2019 at Chamber of Commerce Community Hall ,Rajahmundry under the Presidentship of Com M.R.S Prakasa Rao, Circle President. National Flag was hoisted by Circle President and Association Flag hoisted by Com P Gangadhara Rao GS. As many as 650 Delegates /observers from all 13 Districts of AP are in attendance. The conference hall is completely full .  The Dias is shared by CHQ leaders Comrades P Gangadhara Rao, D.Gopalakrishnan, V.Rama Rao, RSN Murthy, K Nagamurthy , Circle office bearers Com B.Kondaiah, S.Pulla Rao and Ex-Circle Secretary (TS) Com K.S.Koteswara Rao.  Com Vara Prasad CS presented the  annual  report. Treasurer Com S.Venkatappaiah submitted the Audited Accounts. Both have been adopted by the house. CS has intimated that membership of AP has crossed   6400 and occupied Second Position in All India . Comrades P Gangadhara Rao, Com D.Gopalakrishnan, Com V.Rama Rao have addressed the conference. Leaders spoke on formation of CBMPA with MTNL/BSNL associations, joint action programs  on pension revision, negative attitude of DOT officers, irregular reduction of LPD in case of LM/RM etc,. Our letter to Dept of Pension is endorsed to DOT to submit concrete proposal on BSNL/MTNL Pension revision. Formation of branches in districts of AP Circle is a right model to be implemented elsewhere for further the growth of association.  CS spoke that many cases have been settled during the period through Adalats and intimated on present status of fund allotment for Payment Medical bills and allowances in the circle, status on implementation of SAMPANN in the Circle etc. The house unanimously expressed its full support to CHQ on demand of Pension revision and decided to request the CHQ to wait and watch till elections are over and thereafter to take appropriate suitable action as demanded by response of DOT/GOI, in coordination with other constituents of CBMPA.
House appreciated the reception committee for excellent arrangements for accommodation, meeting venue, food etc.    
The following Office-bearers have been elected unanimously.
Chief Advisor :                              
Com M.R.S. Prakasa Rao , Vijayawada

President :                      
Com K.S.Koteswara Rao , Guntur

Vice-Presidents:         
Com SVSN Murthy,  Vishakapatnam
Com M Papa Rao,  Srikakulam
Com C.V.Koteeswarudu , Tenali           
Com G Satyanarayana, Ramachandrapuram
Com K.Subba Rao , Machilipatnam  
Com T.S.Prakasa Rao, Vizianagaram
Com G.Ramachandraiah , Tirupathi

Circle Secretary:          
Com V Vara Prasad, Vijayawada
               
Asst Circle Secretaries:           
Com T.D.Aseerwadam , Vijayawada
Com B.Bhaskara Rao , Kurnool
Com K Venkateswarlu , Rajahmundry
Com D.Venkateswara Rao, Chirala
Com C.Kripalani , Guntur
Com B.Narasaiah, Nellore
Com S.Appa Rao, Eluru

Treasurer:
Com S Venkatappaiah, Vijayawada

Asst Treasurer:                            
Com K.Veera Reddy , Vijayawada

Org. Secretaries :       
Com S.Rama Prasad , Visakhapatnam
Com P.Purnacharyulu ,Tanuku
Com A.L.N.Rao , Amalapuram
Com C.Balagovindappa, Kadapa
Com G.S.N.Prasad , Anathapur
Com K.V.Swamy Babu , Tadepalligudem
Com J Ch.Appa Rao , Kakinada
Com K.V.Rao,Vijayawada is nominated as auditor.


Few Glimpses :



















31 Mar 2019

Pre-Circle Conference CEC on 31-03-2019

Pre-Circle-Conference  CEC of AP on 31-03-2019 from 17-30 hours to 21-30 hours at Chamber of Commerce Hall, Rajahmundry under the Presidentship of Com MRS Prakasa Rao Circle President.
Secretary's report and Audited Accounts have been submitted and approved. All the District Secretaries have spoken on the activities of their respective units and reviewed the pending problems. Some of the Office-bearers have also spoken about the problems. 




30 Mar 2019

All District Secretaries to note:


Our CHQ TREASURER Com Vittoban is shifting his residence.

All DSs are requested to ensure that CHEQUES, MONEY ORDERS, DDs, REGISTERED LETTERS etc are NOT SENT to his existing address by any one from their circles, till further information. New address will be intimated to you after his settlement there.

STATUS OF CASES IN CAT ERNAKULAM

Our Advocate Shri Sreeraj informed that reply from Respondents has been received in r/o OA No 338/18 .
Now both cases 338/18 & 346/18 stand adjourned. We have to wait for the date of listing.
P Gangadhara Rao GS

29 Mar 2019

IDA increase 2.6% from April 2019

All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers - AICPI (IW) FOR FEBRUARY 2019 remained stationary and stood at 307.

Therefore We are entitled for 2.6% IDA increase from 01-04-2019. 

Total IDA will be 141.4% .

CBMPA Members met DoT officers in Sanchar Bhawan on 28/3/19

As intimated earlier and as a follow up action Coms M K Bagchi, Anupam kaul and SS Nanda met Member (S) and DDG (Estt.) Yesterday and handed over a copy of short and crisp letter addressed to Secy (T) regarding the communication from pension department and requested them to send a concrete proposal to that department early.
Our leaders got the information that Secretary (T) has sought a 'Note' from Additional Secretary (T) on the issue of pension revision. They also got the information that the 'Note' is ready.
Our leaders could not meet Secretary T as she was out of station and could not meet Additional Secretary T also as he was otherwise busy.
Our leaders shall continue their efforts in the coming weeks
P G Rao

23 Mar 2019

Applicability of CGHS facilities to retired BSNL/MTNL employees

DOT's Clarification on applicability of CGHS facilities to retired BSNL/MTNL employees

Click here 

ELURU Branch Conference

Branch Conference of ELURU on 22-3-2019. The following are elected for the term 2019-21. 

Com D Balakrishna       - President 
Com Viswanadhachari   - Secretary 
Com P.V.Rao                 - Treasurer  





17 Mar 2019

Guntur Kothapet Branch

General Body Meeting of Kothapeta Branch held on 17-3-2019 is presided by Com Sk.Babu Baig. Meeting is addressed by  Com Vara Prasad CS Com Bala Koteswara Rao DS,  Com Rambabu BS , Com Purnachandra Rao DS NFTE, Com Koteeswarudu (TEN). Senior members of 75 years of age are felicitated.  







7 Mar 2019

PENSION ADALAT at NELLORE

Pension Adalat on 06-03-2019 held at NELLORE chaired by Sri R.Surinder Dy.CCA AP Circle at Hyderabad. Sri G.Tangaraja ACCA AP at Hyderabad  , Sri Radhangapani AO (Pension) Vijayawada have briefed the status of Grievances. Total 55 cases have been received out of which 47 cases are submitted by our members. District Secretaries Com K Bhaskara Rao (EG), Com A.Soundararajan (Chittore), Com Mahaboob Peera (Nellore) along Circle Secretary participated. Some of our active members are also participants.