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YOU are invited to RTOWA's AGB and Open Session 

                  On 15/11/2018 

At Community Hall Mitradham CHS Behind SBI Parel 

                 AGB at 10.30 AM ; 

            Lunch Break at 1 pm ;

     Open House Session at 2 pm ;

                  Elections at 4 pm ;

All retired Executives are requested to attend the AGB and Open House Session. 

Non-members are requested to become members at the venue by payment of Life membership subscription by cheque.

K. Jawahar.              B.R.Pathak

President.                     G. S.




















7. CGHS - FAQ.






 13. Procedure for feeding application for CGHS Card through online.

14. Proforma for applying refund of 50% of CGHS Contribution.

 15. List of Supporitng Staff for Feeding CGHS Application through online.



13/11/2018: RTOWA Mumbai NEWS:

 Last date for submission of Application to enrol in CGHIS (Insurance Medical Scheme) is 15/11/2018.

If application is not submitted by 15/11/2018, MTNL says that the pensioner is not entitled to any medical facility forever.

Those who have joined CGHS or already submitted application for CGHIS may please ignore this message.

--President RTOWA Mumbai.

12/11/2018: RTOWA Mumbai News:

Dear Members,

Please see below the Audited Accounts for the year ending 31/03/2018. These accounts will be presented at our AGB on 15/11/2018 for adoption. The accounts are in the statutory format and audited by Chartered Accountant.  Please feel free to ask for any clarifications.




--K. Jawahar, President RTOWA Mumbai.

04/11/2018: HUNGER STIKE ON 22/11/2018:


       Jointly hold 

Day long Hunger Protest and Demonstrations

On 22/11/2018 at Telephone House, Dadar from 10 AM to 05 PM

Insisting DoT to finalise the Revision of  Pension w.e.f. 01/01/2017  as per 7th CPC fitment. 

All pensioners of BSNL/MTNL are requested to participate. 

Please see the notices issued by AIBSNL PWA and RTOWA/MPWA below.




03/11/2018: RTOWA MUMBAI NEWS:

Our EC Meeting was held on 02/11/2018. Sri.S.M. Sawant GS MPWA also attended. 

The following issues were discussed.

1. Arrangements at AO PDA office, Currey Road for Life Certificate: Members expressed their satisfaction. It was decided to man the Help Desk there with two members from RTOWA/MPWA.

2. Arrangements for AGB/Open House on 15/11/2018 were discussed.

3. Abiding by the call of AIBSNL PWA, decided to hold the day long Dharna / Hunger Protest on 22/11/2018 jointly with MPWA and Mumbai Circle/Branch of AIBSNL PWA.

4. Maintenance of website and Updation of List of Members were also discussed.

The meeting ended thereafter.


-- K.Jawahar, President, RTOWA Mumbai.

02/11/2018: AGB-2018 NOTICE:

The Annual General Body Meeting for the year 2018 and Open House Session will be held on 15/11/2018. 

All members are requested to attend the meeting. Non-members are also requested to attend the AGB on payment of Life Subscription at the Venue.

Please CLICK HERE to view the notice dated 30/10/2018.


Life certificate can be given in two modes i.e. online or manual.


At CCA Office


At Jeevan Pramaan Centres or 

self arrangement.

No need to send or post printout to AOPDA if given at Jeevan Pramaan Centres. But keep the printout.


Get attested by any prescribed authority viz. Your Bank Manager, Gazetted Officer, Postmaster, Inspector of Police etc.

Send to or submit at 3rd Floor AO PDA's office without waiting in Que.


Submit it at nearby Area office (Admin section) of MTNL.

Please choose your convenient mode.

Pension for November-2018 will be drawn if the LC is updated in the system by 20/11/2018.

If LC is given after 20/11/2018, pension will be drawn in arrears in the month in which LC is updated in the system.

Arrangements at AO PDA office at CurreyRoad for Life Certificate :-

Yesterday (01/11/2018) myself, Sri.J.S.Yadav and Sri.M.R. Dixit visited. 

Online is at 2nd Floor. There are 10 desks. 

Acceptance of manual certificate is at 3rd Floor.

Pandal is put on ground floor. About 400 chairs are also provided. Water and Tea are given.

Different colours of plastic token is given. Each colour has 100 tokens. At a time 25 pensioners according to token numbers of a specific colour is allowed to go to 2nd floor. Others can sit and wait under shade. 

Yesterday at AO PDA office,  1147 pensioners have given LC through Jeevan Pramaan online and 59 pensioners submitted manual LC. The online output is @ 140 per hour. This proves excellent arrangements and dedication of staff and officers

The date wise allocation has been ignored, so pensioners can go on any day. Sundays and holidays are closed.

Please reach there before 4 pm.

--K. Jawahar, President RTOWA.

01/11/2018: RTOWA MUMBAI NEWS: 

Manual Life Certificate attested by any prescribed authority (Gazetted officer, Bank manager etc.) may be submitted directly to AO PDA Office at 3rd floor (exclusive desk) without any waiting OR at any nearby Area Office of MTNL.

Please CLICK HERE to view the DGM(IR) Letter.


Online Jeevan Pramaan--- Right  inputs :-

Right information needs to be fed. Wrong information generates invalid LC i.e. it cannot be retrieved by AO PDA for updation in his Pension data base.

The following is the right input :-

Name :- As per PPO.

PPO No. :- As per DoT PPO – For Example- PPO12345.

Type of pension :- Service.

(All combined service pensioners including family pensioners)

Sanctioning Authority :- TELECOM.

Disbursing Agency :- DOT.

Agency :- CCA Mumbai.

Account No.:- Bank Account number in which pension is received.

Email :- it is optional.

Those who wish to give LC through Jeevan  Pramaan online at Jeevan Pramaan centres may please take note of.




Date wise Allocation:

      DATE.         PC NO./PPO No.


          1.           30001--31000 

          2.           31001--32000 

          3.           32001--33000


          5.            33001--34000


           6            34001--35000


           8.           35001--36000


           9.           36001--37000


          10.          37001--38000


          12.          38001--39000


           13.         39001--40000


            14.        40001--41000


            15.        41001--42284


             16.        73801--75700



to all pensioners to try to adhere to the date schedule to go to Curreyroad office to give LC. The purpose is to help the pensioners to minimise the waiting time and to reduce the pressure on the staff and officers of CCA office. So please co-operate.

However if anyone is pre engaged on the specified date he/she can go on the date of his/her convenience.

RTOWA sent the following request to CCA:

“Respected Madam,

Life Certificate:- Pensioners have been staggered PPO number wise to come to Curreyroad office on a specific date.

This SMS is not received by many pensioners.  

Without knowing the staggering, pensioners may come on a different date than his/her allotted date.

RTOWA requests that no one should be turned back. All pensioners whoever comes to Curreyroad office should be attended to.

--K. Jawahar President RTOWA Mumbai.”

Smt. V. G. Mishra CCA replied as follows:- “Yes, no one will be turned back.” 


Dear Friends,

Please see the list of members in PDF format, with Receipt No., Staff no. Designation at retirement, Mobile no., address etc. compiled by Sri. Ravindrakumar our EC Member. 

He has taken so much efforts and spent considerable time to compile this list.

Of course there will be corrections, additions and deletions; the process of updation is a continuous process.

All members are requested to see the list and inform corrections, additions, deletions etc. on whatsapp.

Members may give suggestions for improving the list.

Those who have not become members are requested to become members.

To view the List please CLICK HERE.

--K. Jawahar, President, RTOWA Mumbai.

23/10/2018: RTOWA MUMBAI NEWS:

Today Shri K. Jawahar President and Shri B.R.Pathak Secretary discussed the following issues with Sri. Panchal ACAO and Sri. M. Dhuri AO PDA of CCA office at Currey Road Telephone Exchange.

1.Life Certificate :-

Pensioners may carry copy of PPO, Aadhaar Card and mobile phone to AO PDA office Currey Road Telephone Exchange. 

There will be 10 desks with biometric scanner and PC at 2nd floor, AO PDA office. 

Life Certificate will be generated through Jeevan Praman website with Aadhaar card and biometric scanner. 

This process may take a few minutes. So arrangements are being done to erect pandal at ground floor for pensioners to rest. Tokens will be issued. 

Online Jeevan Praman has two processes viz. Registration and Biometric scanning.

In Registration OTP to mobile number is involved.

The Registration is an one time process for lifetime. 

Besides there will be desks to attest life certificate manually as well as to accept LC attested by other authorities.

The office of AO PDA will open at 10 am daily; Sundays and holidays are closed;  All Saturdays are open. Pensioners are requested to reach there by 4 pm latest.

SMS confirmation will be given after updating of LC in the system.

2. Status of PPO of current year :-

PPOs have been issued for retirees up to June-2018. Please contact pension section for confirmation before going to collect PPO.

Commutation has been paid to retirees up to 31/07/2018.

3.FMA :- Instructions from DoT have not been received.

4.Pension with additional 5% (2.96%) IDA for those retiring from 31/08/2018:-

Modification in the system is being done. 

5.Retired prior to 01/04/2014 but pay anomaly etc. settled after 01/04/2014 :-

Software modification to draw arrears is being tested.


--RTOWA Mumbai.

19/10/2018: LIFE CERTIFICATE – 2018:

Some  Instructions given in the AO PDA's letter regarding Life Certificate are as under :- 

1. Life certificate as usual may be given at office of AO PDA 3rd Floor, Currey Road Telephone exchange from 01/11/2018.

2. The office timings are from 9.30 am to 6 pm.

3. Currey Road office will remain open on all Saturdays also. 

4. Closed on all Sundays and holidays on 07/11/2018, 21/11/2018 and 23/11/2018.

5. Life certificate will be collected also at all Area offices of MTNL on forward transmission to O/O AO (PDA).

Please see the letters issued by AO (PDA) and DGM (Pension-MTNL) HERE.

--RTOWA Mumbai

18/10/2018: RTOWA MUMBAI NEWS:

Yesterday (17/10/2018) Executive Committee Meeting of our Association was held. Discussions and decisions are as under.

1. Delay in PPO and payment of pensionary benefits:- Letter written to CCA and GM Finance. 

2. Life Certificate:- The arrangements that are being made at CCA Office at Currey Road were discussed.

3. Decided to meet CCA and Addl. Director CGHS next week to discuss the procedure for claiming FMA.

4. AI BSNL PWA has given a call for one day hunger strike on 22/11/2018 demanding revision of pension based on 7th CPC.  RTOWA will launch this agitation at Mumbai jointly with MPWA and pensioners Associations of BSNL. 

5. Arrangements for AGB and Open Session on 15/11/2018 were discussed. Agenda, invitees, menu for lunch etc. were decided.

6. Modalities for updating the list of members for printing directory of members as on 31/10/2018 were discussed. The directory will be released at Open Session on 15/11/2018.

7. Decided to amend the constitution creating the additional posts of office bearers.

--President RTOWA Mumbai

17/10/2018: RTOWA MUMBAI NEWS:

As per rules all pensionary benefits should be paid as well as PPO should be issued on the date of retirement. Reiterating this Department of P&PW has issued an OM dated 01/08/2017.

At Mumbai, significant delay in payment of pensionary benefits as well as issue of PPOs is still prevailing despite RTOWA's continuous pursuit of this issue. RTOWA has again taken up this issue with CCA Mumbai and GM (Fin) MTNL.

Please see the letter and the said OM below:

--OM dated 01/08/2017 – PAGE-1   PAGE-2

--RTOWA Letter to CCA dated 17/10/2018


--President RTOWA Mumbai.

15/10/2018: RTOWA NEWS:

The post of Director (Finance) which was vacant (looked after by CMD himself) for a couple of years is now filled up.

Shri. M. Vijay Joshi has assumed the office of Director(Fin.) of MTNL on 8/10/2018. 

RTOWA welcomes him and wishes him success in his new assignment.

13/10/2018: RTOWA MUMBAI NEWS:

 The Quarterly Meeting with Associations was convened by CGHS at CGHS Head Quarters on 12/10/2018.

RTOWA was represented by Shri. Badri Pathak GS and Sri. Ravindra Kumar.

 Following items were Discussed:-

1) Opening of New Wellness Centres:-

Thane Cherai :- MTNL has forwarded the papers for letting out space to CGHS.  It will be sent by CGHS to Ministry of Health for approval shortly.

Deonar Welness Centre will be reopened shortly after repairs, and hence the proposal to shift it to Chembur is dropped.

Proposal for opening  Borivali wellness centre will be initiated soon.

 2) Revision of Rates: Super speciality hospital charges as in 2010 rate list are higher than the rate list of Government Hospital Rates of 2018. Hence Ministry is not in a mood to revise the rates right now. Matter to be taken up with Ministry.

 3) Delay in bill settlement:-  Daily around 500 bills are received by CGHS Mumbai for reimbursement of expenses on  emergency treatments at Private Hospitals. Hence settlements of bills are likely to be delayed around 4 to 5 months.

4) To consult specialist Doctors at Polyclinics at Antop Hill and Church Gate, reference from concerned wellness centre is required.  

5) Since there is no Polyclinic at Western Suburbs, Associations requested to post MD level Doctor at the proposed Borivali Wellness centre. CGHS will consider the request. 

All the above issues will be pursued by RTOWA.

11/10/2018: RTOWA MUMBAI NEWS:

 MTNL Corporate has informed the following (in brief) to  Stock Exchanges.

 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of MTNL was held on 28/09/18 at New Delhi. Important resolutions passed are as under :-

 1. To raise borrowing powers of Company from Rs.18000 crores to Rs.25000 crores.

 2. To approve issue of non convertible debentures on private placement basis.

 3. To increase authorised capital from Rs.800 crores to Rs.10000 crores.

 4. To reappoint the following Directors as their tenure is over.

     a. Sri. Sunilkumar

     b. Smt. Tikala Lynda Yaden

5. To appoint the following independent Directors.

    a. Smt. Chinmay Basu

    b. Sri. K. B. Gokulchandran

    c. Smt. G. Padmaja Reddy

    d. Smt. Suneeta Trivedi

Financial Statements and Audit Reports were adopted.

Please CLICK HERE to see the source of above information.

--President RTOWA Mumbai



 to all Pensioners (except CGHS Card holders) 

to apply for CGHIS (Medical Insurance Scheme) .

If applied late the existing CGHIS Card holders will not get coverage from 01/10/2018 to the date of application.  New applicants will get coverage one month after the enrolment of application. 

So please apply for it immediately.

For details please see website "pensioner.mtnl.in" or "rtowambi.in" under news dated 25/09/2018

--RTOWA Mumbai

05/10/2018: RTOWA Mumbai News:

On 04/10/2018, a meeting of VRS Pensioners was convened. Sri. S.S. Nanda GS RTOWA Delhi, narrated the steps that are to be taken before seeking legal remedy to get the pensionary benefits of time bound promotion denied to them.

EC RTOWA Mumbai in its next meeting will discuss this issue and chalk out the forward path.

--President, RTOWA Mumbai.

04/10/2018: RTOWA Delhi / Mumbai News:

Regarding 5% IDA case and Pension Revision - 

Sh. R.K. Mudgal AGS RTOWA Delhi along with Sh Anupam Kaul AGS AIBSNLPWA had a meeting with DDG (Estt) & Director (Estt) DOT on 03/10/2018 to discuss the issues of MTNL retirees and Pension revision of MTNL/ BSNL retirees.

The issues discussed in the meeting-

1. 5 % IDA neutralization -  DDG (Estt) told that DOT is seriously pursuing the case of MTNL retirees for 5% IDA neutralization. They informed that after gathering all the required reports and data from the concerned CCA Units of Delhi & Mumbai, his office has prepared a final report on the issue. Now, it will be submitted to the PSU unit of DoT for further process. 

2. Revision of CGHS rates in Mumbai Hospitals – Association Representatives told that in Mumbai, Hospitals are operating with old CGHS rates of 2010 because of that no big hospital having super specialty facility is ready to be empanelled with CGHS. A very few small hospitals are empanelled in far flung areas. MTNL pensioners are facing lot of problems for getting indoor medical treatment. Association Representatives also told that MTNL CO has written a letter to DoT to take up the issue with CGHS authorities. DDG (Estt.) said that he is not aware of any such letter. He will look into the case & take up with concerned authorities.

 3. MTNL Mumbai pensioners holding residential Quarter of BSNL – Association Representatives raised the issue of withholding of Rs. 1 Lakh from the terminal benefits of the MTNL retirees who are having residential Qtrs. of BSNL. The matter has been discussed with MTNL Management & the concerned officers of DoT many times. Dir (Estt) told that DDG(SR) is handling this case. Already a committee has been constituted which is working out a solution to the issue.

4. Pension Revision of Combined Service Pensioners of MTNL/BSNL – DDG (Estt.) told that his office has already sent the required report to the higher ups for considering the case. DOP&PW has raised some query, the reply of which is being prepared.


On 04-10-2018 –

Sh. R.K. Mudgal AGS had a telephonic discussion with Director (Estt) DOT on the pension revision issue. He told that they were asked by the Honourable Minister to put the case and give the rule position. They have given the details of the case including the rule position, details of pension revised wef 01-01-2007. 

Further decision is to be taken at the Ministerial level.


01/10/2018: News from United Forum Mumbai:

CGHS Rates for treatment are not revised since 2010. As the rates are low, multispeciality hospitals are not coming forward for empanelment. United Forum Mumbai has taken up the issue with Ministry of Health.

Please see the letter:   PAGE-1     PAGE-2

29/09/2018: RTOWA MUMBAI NEWS:

EC Meeting was held on 27/09/2018. Sri. J.S. Yadav narrated about the Conference of AI BSNL PWA that took place at Puri on 22/09/2018 and 23/09/2018.

The following decisions were taken after discussions.

1. To postpone AGB to middle of November-2018. 

2. To launch one day hunger strike (date to be decided) along with AI BSNL PWA for pension revision as per 7th CPC.

3. To participate in the proposed National Convention to be held at Delhi for Revision of Pension.

4. To hold a meeting of VRS Pensioners on 04/10/2018 to discuss about filing court case for time bound promotion. 

5. To print a directory of members, to be released at AGB. Sri. Ravindrakumar has been assigned the task to compile details about all members.

6. To intensify the pursuit of 5% additional IDA for pensioners (monetary effect from 01/01/2018). 

The meeting ended thereafter.

--K. Jawahar President RTOWA.

29/09/2018: News from AI BSNL PWA :



ODISHA, a small circle in size, but high in spirit, hosted our big All India Conference at a small place, Puri.

Ø Red Alert warning about a cyclone on coastal Odisha gave added burden to the hosts. With that fear and apprehension only we started the conference. But, the cyclone simply crossed over Odisha and got weakened. There were some showers and strong wind on 20th September.

Ø 1228 Delegates from 22 circles registered and participated in the conference. In addition, about 450 comrades from Odisha branches also attended the AIC.

Ø The conference adopted the Report and accounts unanimously. 49 delegates and some of the Central officers participated in the debate.


The delegates from every circle expressed serious concern over non-allotment of funds by BSNL for paying medical allowance and reimbursement under BSNLMRS, practically negating the order for restoration of allowance for pensioners.


All the delegates who participated in the Debate approved and supported the right demand for Pension Revision with fitment factor suggested by Seventh CPC.


... AIC decided to organize mass hunger strike for one day in October/November- 2018, at all SSA headquarters demanding Pension Revision with CPC fitment factor.

... AIC decided to hold a national convention in New Delhi to draw attention of authorities on our major demand for pension revision with CPC fitment factor. We will approach other Pensioners’ organizations who agree with our demand.

... CHQ will announce the date and venue of the Convention in consultation with other organizations.

... Our members from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, UP East and UP West Circles should participate in the Delhi convention in largest number. Other Circles may send representatives.

... Cost for the participation will be borne by concerned SSA/Circle Units.

... CHQ will issue detailed instructions after finalizing the date, venue etc.

---P. S. Ramankutti, President AI BSNL PWA.


RTOWA Mumbai will launch one day hunger strike with full force; also will participate in National Convention. 

K. Jawahar, President, RTOWA Mumbai.


28/09/2018: RTOWA MUMBAI NEWS:

 IDA w.e.f. 01.10.2018 will be 135.6% i.e. an increase of 7.6%. There is no change in Price Index for the month of August-2018.

25/09/2018: CGHIS FOR 2018-19:

Orders for applying to CGHIS facility for the year 2018-19 has been issued by ED, MTNL, Mumbai today. The pensioners who are already having CGHIS cards for the year 2017-18 have to submit only ANNEXURE-G along with xerox copy of the existing card/s. Those who wish to apply afresh have to submit Annexures A, B, F and G along with copy of Aadhaar card or PAN card.

Those who have enrolled with CGHS are not eligible for CGHIS.

Please CLICK HERE to view the ED letter dated 25/09/2018 in this regard.


Shri J.S Yadav, Organisation secretary, RTOWA and Chairman, U/F Mumbai attended the All India BSNL Pensioners Welfare Association Conference at Puri on 22nd and 23rd September along with Shri Virendra Singh, RTOWA  and presented the following views of  RTWOA Mumbai in Open Session.

“I am privileged to convey the message of Executive Committee of RTOWA Mumbai.

Dear Sisters and Brothers, 

We are all one. 

Pensioners of BSNL and MTNL are siblings of one big family.... that is Central Government Pensioners. DoT is the parent of the pensioners of both BSNL and MTNL. We all were recruited by Government, that is DOT.  We all are governed by the same pension rules, Rule 37A.  

Both AI BSNL PWA and RTOWA Mumbai demand pension revision as per 7th CPC. So RTOWA Mumbai stands with AI BSNL PWA to safeguard all the common interests of pensioners of MTNL and BSNL.

Revision of pension is our common issue. We all belong to a distinct category among the Central Government pensioners.

What is our distinct category? We are "Central Government Pensioners but our Pension is on Combined service based on PSU pay and IDA".

Because of our pension on PSU Scale of pay, it is said that the pension revision should be with reference to pay revision as per 3rd PRC. But we firmly hold the view that we are entitled to pension revision as per 7th CPC.

Revision of pension is the right of the pensioners. This right to revision of pension has been given by Supreme Court.  Supreme Court has stated that "pay revision and pension revision are inseparable".

Now a question arises. Our pension revision is inseparable with whose pay revision? Is it the pay revision of employees of BSNL/MTNL, or the pay revision of employees of Central Government? We hold the view that our pension revision is inseparable with the pay revision of Central Government employees. The reasons are as under:

1. Our pensionable service is a combination of Government service and PSU service. MTNL and BSNL have relinquished their responsibility to pay pension by paying pension  contribution to Central Government.

2. To be inseparable, there must be employees with same pensionary terms. All employees of BSNL and MTNL who are governed by same pensionary terms will superannuate within next few years.  

So the inseparability of our pension revision is with the pay revision of Central government employees who are governed by the same pensionary terms.

Then the question arises; Why pension revision was done as per 2nd PRC on 01/01/2007?  Our view is, it should have been done as per 6th CPC. 

Another question arises, how to deal with the anomaly or imbalance of pension between those retire after 01/01/2017 and retired prior to 01/01/2017. There are different ways to deal with this issue. This anomaly cannot be the reason to deny pension revision as per 7th CPC. 

RTOWA Mumbai appeals to all Unions and Associations of BSNL and MTNL to raise the demand in one voice ......PENSION REVISION SHOULD BE AS PER 7th CPC.

Unity Zindabad.”

Also he elaborated the Two programs held in Mumbai in big way participating more than 1000 pensioners addressed by Shri A.K. Kaushik and Shri M.K. Bagchi also appealed to GS& President to invite United Forum and MPWA and all other people who are supporting 7th CPC to join hands with them.    



18/09/2018: RTOWA  MUMBAI  NEWS:

Pension Adalat:-

RTOWA Mumbai's long pending demand has been fulfilled today. Pension Adalat was held today by CCA at CTO Complex, Mumbai.

The Adalat was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by Mrs. V. G. Mishra CCA, Shri. Pravin Punj ED, Shri. N.S. Dhaktode GM (Fin), Jt. CCA, and Shri. S. M. Sawant GS MPWA. 

Shri. A.C. Kumar DGM (Pension) and other officers from DoT/ MTNL Pension Cell were also present. 

RTOWA was represented by Shri. J.S. Yadav Organising Secretary and Shri. Ravindra Kumar EC Member.  

Inaugural speeches were given by CCA, Jt. CCA, ED MTNL Mumbai. 

In his speech on behalf of Associations, Shri S.M. Sawant GS MPWA highlighted the need for minimising the delay in issue of PPOs and in payment of gratuity and commutation.  He also stressed that payment of pension should start from the first month itself. He also requested that CCA should hold regular meetings with Associations.

Mrs. Mishra CCA   assured full cooperation with Associations. 

Then the individual pension grievances were heard/taken up.

The Adalat received grievances from 35 pensioners and out of them 27 were settled. It is stated that remaining 8 cases are under correspondence with units. 

Shri. J.S. Yadav Organising Secretary RTOWA in his speech thanked CCA for holding Pension Adalat and assured all support from Associations. He also said that application for CGHS is to be given within three months from retirement with a copy of PPO and hence PPO should be issued within a couple of months. 

Shri. Pawar President of MPWA requested that CCA office may arrange to get Life Certificate from bed ridden pensioners by deputing some official to his residence. 

The following information were given by CCA Office:-

PPOs are ready for the retirees up to 30/06/18. Pensioners may confirm as to whether his/her PPO is ready or not before going to CCA Office to collect it.

Mrs. Mishra CCA assured that the website for pensioners will be refurbished soon and PPOs will be issued within three months.

The long pending software programme has been prepared now for drawal of arrears of those retired prior to 01/04/2014 but after that date pay anomaly was settled or time bound promotion took place etc. After testing the software, in all such cases arrears will be drawn within a month.

Some more information were also given by CCA which may be viewed by clicking the undermentioned LINKs.

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United Forum Delhi met Member (Services) today and discussed the following issues.

1. Implementation of partial neutralisation of 9.4% IDA to the extent of 5% to Pensioners as working employees already got it.

2.  Revision of pension as per 7th CPC delinking it from 3rd PRC.

3. Waival of the affordability clause in 3rd PRC for MTNL and BSNL and implement 3rd PRC with 15% fitment for the employees of MTNL as well as BSNL w.e.f. 01/01/2017.

4. To give one more chance to pro rata pensioners to opt for combined pension.

We have also discussed the issue of revival of MTNL by giving total attention on maintenance of existing network and suggested to award 5G spectrum in advance so that MTNL and BSNL can face the cut throat competition in telecom sector successfully.

Member (S) heard us patiently and asked us to meet after a fortnight to review the status on all the issues.


A K. Kaushik Asst. Convenor UF and GS TEAM.


13/09/2018: United Forum  Mumbai News :-

Some pensioners of MTNL, after retirement, retained the quarters under the control of BSNL for a few months. 

 BSNL has devised a draconian rule of rent calculations for such retentions. The rent (license fee) includes HRA amount drawn while in service. A few pensioners declined to pay and represented. 

BSNL refuses to issue NOC to refund the withheld gratuity of Rs. One lakh pressurising the pensioners to pay the abnormal rent.

The issue has been taken up by United Forum Mumbai with DoT.

Please see the letter below :-

Page-1     Page-2

09/09/2018: News from United Forum:

United Forum has taken up the issue of revision of CGHS rates at Mumbai with Director CGHS at Health Ministry. 

Please see the letter below.

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07/09/2018: RTOWA Mumbai News:

 CGHS/CGHIS Option :-

RTOWA/MPWA demanded to extend the date for exercising option upto 31/10/2018 as well as to open this facility every year coinciding with submission of renewal application for CGHIS.

Now the  option date has been extended up to 20/09/2018.

It is learnt that Application ( a simple form) for CGHIS will be called for within a few days.

--RTOWA Mumbai.

31/08/2018: IDA from 01/10/2018 :-

All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers –AICPI (IW) for July 2018 has risen by TEN  points to 301.

If Index for August 18 also remains at  301 or 300 or even 299 the IDA will  increase by 7% from 1st October-2018.

Index for August-2018 will be known by 30/09/2018. So let us wait till 30th September to know the rate of IDA increase w.e.f. 01/10/2018.

--RTOWA Mumbai


Yesterday (28/08/2018) DGM (IR) has issued a letter extending the date of submission of CGHS Form Online upto "first week of September 2018" and instructed all SMs of Areas to help the Pensioners in filling up the form.

Please see the letter below :-

1. ED, Mumbai Letter dated 28/08/2018.

2. Form for applying Refund of 50% of CGHS Contribution.


Sri. S.S. Jakhad has assumed charge of GM (A) MTNL Mumbai a few days back. Office bearers of RTOWA and MPWA greeted him with bouquet today. Medical facility to Pensioners was discussed. 

1. Associations pointed out that the present move of MTNL calling option for medical facility is not successful. Out of more than 16500 pensioners of MTNL Mumbai, only about 4000 pensioners have submitted option.  It means more than 12500 pensioners have not understood the "option" despite the best efforts of IR Section, and even though the forms were sent by post to all about 16500 pensioners. 

2. Mostly the retired executives have opted for CGHS. In total about 1000 pensioners (retired executives and non-executives together) only have opted for CGHS.

3. Perhaps most of the retired non executives find it difficult to fill up "online" application form to CGHS.

4. Compared to Delhi, the CGHS facilities at Mumbai are less, viz....less no. of wellness centres, less no. of panelled hospitals, meagre rates for different treatments etc.

5. So the Associations insisted the following:-

a) Application for CGHS or CGHIS simultaneously,  at the option of pensioners, may be called for upto 31/10/2018.

b) The facility to switch over to CGHS may be kept open for a few months every year coinciding with application for renewal of CGHIS. 

c) To consider 100% reimbursement of CGHS contribution.

 The GM (A) said that the views of Associations will be discussed with Corporate Office.

The following team met the GM(A) :- 

RTOWA :- Sri. K. Jawahar, Sri. B.R.Pathak, Sri. J.S. Yadav and  Sri. Ravindrakumar.

MPWA :- Sri. Pawar and Sri S.M. Sawant.

Sri. Jagtap DGM(IR) was also present.


All pensioners know that option is to be exercised by 31/08/2018 to choose the medical facility.

The option is to choose any one of the following. 

1. Existing Insurance based CGHIS,

2. CGHS,

3. FMA for outpatient treatment plus CGHS for hospital treatment.

If option is given either for 2 or 3 above, application for CGHS also should be submitted to CGHS office by 31/08/2018.

A few days only are left. Please decide quickly and give option by the due date.

-- President, RTOWA ,Mumbai.

21/08/2018: Medical Floater cases sanctioned & pending :

 The floater cases of medical bills pending with Insurance company /Corporate office are continuously pursued by RTOWA Mumbai. We requested GM HR Corporate Office and CMD in person when they had visited Mumbai last month.

RTOWA Delhi has continuously pursued this issue with corporate office. 

 Now Corporate Office has cleared the floater cases up to the CGHIS policy year ended on 30.09.2015. An amount of Rs 85,88,585/- for 67 cases of Delhi unit and Rs. 1,06,16,418/- for 71 cases of Mumbai unit has been released for payment.

The lists of the floater cases pending are as under.

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The remaining pending floater cases are likely to be settled soon on getting missing information regarding claims.

Thanks to RTOWA Delhi for continuous pursuit at Corporate office.

--RTOWA Mumbai

08/08/2018: United Forum Mumbai News:

Today meeting of United Forum Mumbai was held. All the constituent Unions and Associations participated.

The following issues were discussed.

1. CGHS :-


a) After extensive discussions it was decided to continue to exert pressure for 100% reimbursement of Contribution.

b) To insist to continue with CGHIS along with CGHS.

 2. 78.2% IDA:-  It was decided to wait for implementation of 5% for all pensioners before taking any further steps.

 3. The recent developments at MTNL Mumbai including the illegal pen down/tool down by the so called recognised union affecting services to customers:

Decided to take all appropriate steps to prevent such incidents in the interest of MTNL.

All speakers emphasised the need for United Forum to actively handle all the issues. 

--J. S. Yadav, Chairman

--S.M. Sawant, Convenor

--S.S.Singh, Secretary


06/08/2018: CGHS NEWS:

The CGHS Head Quarters at Churchgate insists online application.

 RTOWA and MPWA are taking up the issue with CGHS and MTNL authorities. 

So those who desire to join CGHS may please wait for a few days until further instructions.

K. Jawahar, President, RTOWA, Mumbai.

04/08/2018: PENSION ADALAT:

Pension Adalat will be held on 18/09/2018. All MTNL Pensioners who are having grievances may apply for redressal in the prescribed proforma on or before 10/08/2018.

The Venue : Pensioner Corner, 2nd Floor,

                    CTO Building, Fort,



Please CLICK HERE to view the CCA letter and proforma.

03/08/2018: E.C. MEETING:

EC meeting was held on 02/08/2018. The invitation by AIBSNL PWA to attend their All India Conference was discussed. 

The Conference is scheduled on 22/09/2018 and on 23/09/2018 at Puri, Orissa. More than 1500 delegates from all over India are likely to attend.

EC after discussions unanimously approved GS and Vice President to represent RTOWA Mumbai at the Conference.

In the Conference Sri. B.R. Pathak GS and Sri. S.V .Gajam Vice President will present the details of RTOWA's efforts so far to achieve pension revision as per 7th CPC.

--K. Jawahar, President, RTOWA, Mumbai.

02/08/2018: RTOWA  / MPWA NEWS:

Today the Session organised by MTNL Mumbai to create awareness regarding CGHS was held. About 800 pensioners attended.

Smt. Meena Chavan GM (HR), Dr. Sachin from CGHS, Sri. Pravin Punj ED, Sri. Charukrishna GM(A), Sri.Jagtap DGM (IR), Smt.Usharani DGM(Admn) and Sri. A.C. Kumar DGM (Pen) were on the Dais. 

Sri. Pravin Punj ED said that MTNL will provide space to CGHS to open Wellness Centres at reasonable rate of rent wherever required.

Sri. S.M. Sawant GS MPWA and Sri. K. Jawahar President RTOWA narrated the merits and demerits of CGHS in their speeches.

The following were stressed by them :-

To MTNL :-

1. 100% reimbursement of CGHS Contribution.

2. Extension of Medical Insurance Scheme (CGHIS) with no cut in OPD entitlement.

3. To remove the last date to apply to CGHS to be eligible to get reimbursement of 50% contribution.

4. To create a single window once in a week at Currey Road Telephone Exchange premises. Officials from MTNL Admin section and from CGHS should be at single window to receive CGHS application.


1. Opening of more Wellness Centres especially at Thane, Borivali, Dombivili, Vashi etc.

2. Empanelling multi-speciality hospitals at every location.

3. Upward revision of CGHS rates. 

4. Simplifying procedures for hospital treatments.

Dr. Sachin of CGHS mentioned the following in his speech :-

Opening of Wellness Centres at Borivali and Thane is in process. The CGHS rates are under revision. On revision of rates more hospitals will come forward for empanelment. He also narrated the procedure for availing treatment at panelled /private hospitals.

Dr. Sachin clarified all queries in the interactive session. Many pensioners participated in the interactive session.

Mrs. Meena Chavan GM (HR) said it is not possible to reimburse 100% contribution and not possible to waive the cut on OPD entitlement due to financial constraints. She also said it is a question of time as to how long the present Insurance Scheme can be continued.

Dissatisfied with her reply, at this stage many pensioners raised their voice demanding 100% reimbursement. She again reiterated the worst financial conditions being faced by MTNL and requested the pensioners to join CGHS.

The Session ended with vote of thanks and National Anthem.

K. Jawahar, President ,RTOWA.


MTNL Mumbai is getting ready to draw Salary of August-2018 with revised pay on 01/01/2007 with 73.8% IDA Merger. Arrears from 01/01/2018 to 31/07/2018 also will be paid.

Please see the letter issued by CAO-FMS-MUMBAI HERE.

28/07/2018: CONFERENCE on spreading awareness regarding option for CGHS:

Pensioners have many doubts regarding CGHS.....its merits, limitations, procedures etc.

To clarify all the doubts, MTNL Mumbai has organised a Conference. It will be held at,

Yashwant Natya Mandir Matunga West on 02/08/2018 At 2.30 P.M.

ED Mumbai and GM (HR) C.O. will address the Session.

Deputy Director CGHS is also likely to attend the session and will clarify any doubt about CGHS.

All pensioners are requested to attend the Conference to get all information about CGHS. 

Please see the letter issued by ED, MTNL, Mumbai HERE.

--RTOWA Mumbai / MPWA Mumbai


Due Date for filing Income Tax Returns has been extended upto 31/08/2018.

Please CLICK HERE to see the orders.

26/07/2018: RTOWA Mumbai / MPWA NEWS:

The CCA Office has been recently bifurcated into two offices viz., CCA MH Circle and CCA Mumbai. Pension work of MTNL Pensioners is under the jurisdiction of CCA Mumbai. Mrs. Vibha G. Mishra has recently assumed the charge of CCA Mumbai.

Today the office bearers of RTOWA and MPWA viz., S/Sri. Pawar, S.M.Sawant,   K. Jawahar, B.R.Pathak, M.R.Dixit, and J.S.Yadav greeted her with bouquet and wished her all success in her new assignment.

The following issues were discussed.

1. To avoid delay in settlement of pensionary benefits and issuing PPO after retirement. 

2. Holding of pension Adalat.

3. Revision of pension with 5% additional IDA

4. Drawal of Fixed Medical Allowance.

5. Revision of pension of those retired prior to 01/04/2014 but their time bound promotion orders issued / pay anomaly settled / disciplinary case settled ....after 01/04/2014.

She was most receptive and assured to look into these issues. We invited her to RTOWA's Open Session on 04/10/2018.

--K. Jawahar, President ,RTOWA Mumbai.


26/07/2018: RTOWA MUMBAI NEWS:

The revised pay on merger of 5% additional IDA will be drawn from the month of August-2018.

Pension cases of those who retire from 31/08/2018 onwards will be forwarded to CCA with this revised pay. 

Please see Corporate Office letter HERE.

25/07/2018: RTOWA MUMBAI NEWS:

It is learnt that, the 5% increase in IDA in revision of pay on 01/01/2007, which works out to 2.96% on present basic pay, will be drawn from the pay for August-2018. Arrears from January-2018 to July-2018 is also likely to be paid along with pay for August-2018.

Orders are awaited from DoT for Pensioners. DoT's orders are required for revision of pension of retirees prior to 01/01/2007 as well as those retired after 01/01/2007.

24/07/2018: RTOWA MUMBAI NEWS:

Corporate office has written to DoT

regarding 5% IDA to Pensioners and Pension revision as per 7th CPC.

Corporate office has rejected the demands of 100% reimbursement of CGHS Contribution and time bound promotion w.e.f. 01/10/2005 to VRS Pensioners.

Please CLICK HERE to view the CMD’s letter.

18/07/2018: News from RTOWA / MPWA / AI BSNL PWA Mumbai:

Successful Dharna :-

More than 700 pensioners of MTNL / BSNL, and office bearers / active members of all Unions and Associations of United Forum Mumbai staged a Mass Dharna today at Telephone House, Dadar demanding Pension Revision as per 7th CPC.

Dharna started at 1 pm and ended at 5.15 pm. 

All aspects of pension revision, the efforts taken so far by AI BSNL PWA, RTOWA/MPWA and United Forum were covered by the speakers. 

The continuous pursuit of this issue by AI BSNL PWA since appointment of 7th CPC in 2013 was highlighted.

The speeches of Com. M.K.Bagchi Convenor United Forum Delhi and Com. A.K. Kaushik GS TEAM Delhi were inspiring, informative and assertive. Com. M.K. Bagchi hinted that he would try to convince the other Associations of BSNL to pursue the demand of pension revision as per 7th CPC.

The other speakers are Com. B.R. Pathak GS. RTOWA Mumbai,  Com. J.S. Yadav Chairman United Forum Mumbai, Com. T. S. Prabhu veteran leader of AIBSNLPWA, TF DT., Com. S.M.Ashirkar Ex. CHQ President of BTTEU,  Com. Pawar President MPWA, and Com.  K.Jawahar President RTOWA. 

Com. S.M. Sawant Convenor United Forum Mumbai gave vote of thanks.

Compering was well done by Com. Chaube ACS TEAM Mumbai.

A resolution requesting Honourable PM and Minister of State for P&P to revise the pension of MTNL/BSNL Pensioners as per 7th CPC was passed.


Dharna ended with National Anthem. 


RTOWA Mumbai / MPWA Mumbai/ AIBSNLPWA TF District.


Please CLICK HERE to view the Letter sent to Prime Minister.

17/07/2018: United Forum Mumbai News :-

 A meeting of United Forum was convened today. Sri. J.S. Yadav Chairman presided over the meeting.

Our veteran leaders Sri. M.K. Bagchi Convenor of United Forum Delhi and Sri. A.K.Kaushik GS TEAM delivered inspiring speeches on all the issues viz., additional 4.4% IDA, Pay Revision,  Pension Revision and other issues. 

After their speech detailed internal discussions took place. Com. Bagchi and Com. A.K.Kaushik gave clarifications to the questions raised. Many suggestions for future course of actions also came up for discussions. Office bearers of almost all constituent Unions/Associations participated in the discussions.

The unanimous and inspiring decision is the fight should go on by all means and we will achieve our demands.

 Sri. K.P Ravindrakumar gave vote of thanks.

16/07/2018: RTOWA MUMBAI NEWS:

 EC Meeting was held today. The activities of the Association during the last one month was briefed. 

 CGHS/CGHIS/FMA. issue was discussed. 

Holding of next AGB was discussed.  Sharing of the expenditures with United Forum and MPWA was approved.


 EC meeting continued as Committee meeting for coordination with MPWA and AI BSNL PWA with participation of their office bearers.

Arrangements for Dharna on 18/07/2018 was discussed. All three Associations agreed to do their best for success of the Dharna.

Meeting ended with thanks to all.

--K. Jawahar, President RTOWA Mumbai.

15/07/2018: News from Corporate Office :

REVISION OF PENSION ON 01/01/2007 with IDA @73.8%.

Corporate office has written to DoT to issue directives to CCA to implement the revision of pension on 01/01/2007 with 73.8% IDA.

Please see the letter HERE.

14/07/2018: NEWS FROM Corporate Office :

Corporate office has issued letter calling for option to avail either CGHS/CGHIS/FMA. The option needs to be given by all the pensioners by 31/08/2018.

RTOWA Delhi has taken all steps to include FMA. 

RTOWA Mumbai insisted to continue CGHIS also.

Please see CO's letter and option form HERE.

13/07/2018: CALL Of RTOWA, MPWA and AI BSNL PWA:

 One Demand :-

Pension Revision as per 7th CPC.


At Mumbai,

On 18/07/2018 from 12 PM at Telephone House Dadar. 

The space will be covered to withstand light rains.

Com. M.K. Bagchi Convenor United Forum Delhi and Com. A.K. Kaushik GS TEAM and leaders of AI BSNL PWA at Mumbai will address. Resolution will be passed in the Dharna and sent to PM.

Be a part of successful Dharna by active participation.

--MPWA Mumbai / RTOWA Mumbai / AI BSNL PWA TF Branch Mumbai.

12/07/2018: RTOWA/MPWA Mumbai News:

Today MPWA and RTOWA had a meeting with ED Mumbai. CGHS/CGHIS/FMA issues were discussed. 

The Associations insisted the following :-

1. CGHIS should continue.

2. MTNL Mumbai should offer space to CGHS enabling to open new Wellness Centres (dispensaries) at Thane, Borivali, and other places.

3. The scheme of reimbursement of 50% Life Contribution to CGHS (max.Rs.40000) should be available without time limit, Or 100% reimbursement should be given as an one time measure.

4. All the pending medical claims (floater cases etc.) under CGHIS relating to previous years should be settled immediately.

ED suggested that Associations should propagate the benefits of CGHS. We requested ED to take steps to safeguard the interests of pensioners  of MTNL Mumbai. 

The following pending issues were brought to ED's notice.

1. Release of withheld gratuity of Rs. One lakh from those occupied BSNL Quarters, for a few months after retirement. 

2. Recalculation of pension of those retired before 01/04/2014 but disciplinary cases or pay anomaly settled after 01/04/2014 or got retrospective time bound promotion after 01/04/2014. ED assured to look into these cases.

Please see the LETTER addressed to CMD.

The following participated in the meeting.

Shri. Pravin Punj ED, Shri.Charukrishna GM (Admn) and Shri. Wani DE (IR) from MTNL.

Shri. S.M.Sawant and  Shri. Pawar from MPWA. 

Sri.K. Jawahar, Sri.J.S.Yadav, and Sri. G. N. Haragabal from RTOWA.

MPWA / RTOWA Mumbai.

09/07/2018: United Forum/RTOWA Mumbai News:

 In the meeting of United Forum led by Sri. Bhai Jagtap with CMD on 30/06/2018 at Mumbai one of the demands was to open the scheme of benefit of 50% reimbursement (maximum of Rs.40000) of CGHS Contribution again. We said that the switching over from CGHIS (Medical Insurance Scheme) to CGHS should be open without any time limit. 

CMD said that he will issue orders within a few days to open the scheme again. 

Now Corporate office has issued orders by opening the scheme up to 31/08/2018 to switch over/join CGHS.

All pensioners are requested to join CGHS which is beneficial.

Please CLICK HERE to view the orders dated 07/07/2018.

--United Form Mumbai / RTOWA Mumbai.

30/06/2018: RTOWA Mumbai News :

 IDA is increased by 0.8%, from 127.2% to 128% with effect from 1st July 2018 according to reliable sources.

29/06/2018: United Forum Mumbai News :

 Today United Forum Mumbai led by Sri. Bhai Jagtap Chairman of Apex Body met Sri. P. K. Purwar CMD at Telephone House Mumbai. 

 The issue of 78.2% IDA was well presented. Sri. Bhai Jagtap said that the additional expenditure for the left over IDA of 4.4% is only about Rs.50 crores per year and questioned as to why absorbed employees alone should sacrifice the partial benefit of 50% DA merger. 

CMD elaborated about the severe financial distress of MTNL and said that it is 50% sacrifice by Employees and further said it is not possible to reconsider it now.

Sri. Bhai Jagtap said that United Forum will fully support MTNL in all its programmes of revival by technology up gradation and asked the road map.

CMD elaborated about the revival, 4G plans, FTTH and other plans for expansion of network. He expects that the Government will infuse funds by increasing its equity for capital expenditure for rolling out 4G and upgrading other network.

 He said that the Corporate Office  has recommended to DoT  for Pay Revision of MTNL employees in line with that of BSNL.

 He further said that the Corporate Office has written to DoT to delink pension revision from pay revision.

 However CMD was evasive and was giving wrong information on many issues even the pension issue that we achieved.

CMD accepted our suggestion to open up the window again for application to CGHS under reimbursement scheme. He agreed to provide space to open CGHS wellness centres at Thane, Borivali and other places.

 Sri. Bhai Jagtap pointed out that United Forum consists of about 10 Unions and Management should discuss the issues with United Forum in the interest of MTNL. 

Meeting with CMD ended thereafter.


After meeting with CMD, the United Forum met and evaluated the outcome of meeting with CMD.

 It was unanimously decided to continue to pursue the demands by all means after joint discussions with United Forum Delhi.

--J.S. Yadav, Chairman

--S.M. Sawant, Convenor

--S.S. Singh, Secretary.



27/06/2018: UNITED FORUM NEWS:

 Today responding to the call of United Forum, Employees and Pensioners, nearly one thousand, gathered with enthusiasm at Telephone House despite cloudy weather. The slogan raising started at 1 P.M. The Demonstration was led by Sri. J. S. Mathias GS MEA and R.G. Chaube ACS TEAM. 

 Shri. Bhai Jagtap MLC, our Chairman participated in the Demonstration. Sri. J.S. Yadav welcomed him.  

 In between the demonstration Sri.Bhai Jagtap and office bearers of United Forum met Sri.Sunil Kumar Director (HR) and gave him a copy of letter addressed to Honourable Prime Minister. 

In his speech Sri. Bhai Jagtap assured his full support and said that the demands will be achieved with the united active participation of employees and pensioners. He recalled the endurance with which United Forum pursued pension issue. 

Earlier Sri. N. Rajagopal President TEAM, Sri. Virendra Singh President MEA, Sri. K. Jawahar President RTOWA and Sri. J. S. Yadav Chairman United Forum spoke briefly about the issues. 

 The fighting spirit to achieve the demands prevailed in the Demonstration. 

 --J. S. Yadav, Chairman,

--S.M. Sawant, Convenor,

--S.S. Singh, Secretary,

United Forum, Mumbai.

25/06/2018: RTOWA Mumbai News:

 Form 16 is issued from today. Pensioners may collect Form 16 and income certificate personally or by giving authority from AO PDA at Currey Road Telephone Exchange. 

 Those who got arrears of pension may collect Details of year wise breakup.

 On request through email also Form16, Income Certificate and Year wise details of pension arrears will be sent by mail as informed by AO PDA. His email-id is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

22/06/2018: United Forum Mumbai News -Order For 73.8 % :

MTNL Corporate Office has issued orders for fixation of revised Pay with 73.8% IDA w.e.f. 01/01/2007 on notional basis and with monetary effect from 01/01/2018. Arrears from 01/01/2018 will be paid. It is likely to be implemented from the pay for July-2018.

United Forum is determined to fight for the balance 4.4% IDA w.e.f. 01/01/2007. Please participate in the Demonstration on 27/06/2018 at Telephone House Dadar.

Please CLICK HERE to view the C.O. order dated 22/06/2018.

--J.S.Yadav, Chairman

--S.M.Sawant, Convener

--S.S.Singh, Secretary

22/06/2018: United Forum Mumbai News on CGHS:

 At the initiatives of United Forum Mumbai a meeting was held on 21/06/2018 between Dr.Mrs. L. Ailawadi Dy. Director CGHS Mumbai and Sri.Pravin Punj ED Mumbai. 

 Dr. Mrs. Geeta and Sri. Charu Krishna GM(Admn) were also in the meeting.  United Forum was represented by Sri.J.S.Yadav, Sri. S. M. Sawant and Sri.K. Jawahar.

 Opening of new wellness centres (dispensaries) at Thane and Borivili was insisted by United Forum.

 CGHS has plans to relocate some of their dispensaries. and want space at Bandra, Deonar and Jogheswari

 After discussions ED agreed to provide space at all the places viz., Thane, Borivili, Bandra, Deonar at CPWD Rates. 

 CGHS Mumbai and MTNL Mumbai will complete the formalities as soon as possible to get the approval from the competent authorities.

 United Forum will continuously pursue the issue and hope that new dispensaries come up within three to six months. 

 --J.S. Yadav, Chairman

--S.M.Sawant, Convener

--S.S.Singh, Secretary

21/06/2018: United Forum Mumbai News:

 Meeting of United Forum Mumbai was held today.  

 DoT's approval to grant 73.8% IDA in pay revision as on 01/01/2007 with monetary effect from 01/01/2018 was discussed elaborately.

 It was decided to continue the agitations by all means to achieve

1. Balance of 4.4% IDA.

2. Pay Revision 

3. Pension Revision as per 7th CPC and other demands.

 The next agitation is to hold SUCCESSFUL MASS DEMONSTRATION on 27/06/2018 during lunch hour at Telephone House Dadar, to submit memorandum to Honourable PM and to hold a Press Conference.

 All employees and Pensioners are requested to participate in the Demonstration.

 --J.S. Yadav, Chairman 

--S.M. Sawant, Convener

--S.S. Singh, Secretary

21/06/2018: Demonstration in front of Telecom Factory Mumbai:

Responding to the call of AIBSNLPWA CHQ, Telecom Factory Branch Mumbai waged Demonstration during lunch hour yesterday (20/06/2018).

"RTOWA Mumbai and MTNL Pensioners Welfare Association" joined the Demonstration. 

 The one-point demand is “Revision of Pension of BSNL and MTNL Pensioners as per 7th CPC.”

Speeches were given by the following:

1. Shri Prabhu Secretary AIBSNL PWA.

2. Shri K. Jawahar President RTOWA

3. Shri J. S. Yadav Chairman United Forum MTNL Mumbai

4. Shri S.M. Sawant Convener United Forum MTNL Mumbai & GS MPWA

5. Shri B.R. Pathak GS RTOWA.

 All the speakers welcomed the unity of pensioners of MTNL and BSNL and briefed the gathering about the justifications for the demand. 

 It was decided that the Day long Dharna on 18/07/2018 will be organised by RTOWA and MPWA at Telephone House Dadar. The AIBSNLPWA will join the Dharna.

 --K. Jawahar, President, RTOWA Mumbai.



20/06/2018: EC Meeting :

Monthly EC Meeting was held on 18/06/2018.

 The Internal Audited Accounts for the FY-2017-18 was approved. EC congratulated Sri. P.D. Pradhan Treasurer for his efforts in getting Income Tax refund of Rs.8350 for the year 2016-17. 

 The expenditure sharing arrangement with United Forum was approved. 

Decided to actively participate in the proposed rally by the United Forum on 27/06/2018.

 Decided that all EC members must participate in the Lunch hour Demonstration on 20/06/2018 by AI BSNL PWA in front of the Telecom Factory demanding Revision of Pension as per 7th CPC.

Meeting ended with vote of thanks.

 --K. Jawahar, President, RTOWA.

19/06/2018: RTOWA Mumbai News:

 Today DoT has approved 73.8% of IDA in the fitment on revision of Pay notionally on 01/01/2007 with monetary effect from 01/01/2018. 

 Nothing mentioned about pensioners.

United Forum / RTOWA Mumbai will continue to fight for our legitimate right to 78.2% IDA.

Please CLICK HERE to view the O.M. dated 19/06/2018.

--K. Jawahar, President, RTOWA Mumbai.


Email-id of AO-PDA is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

18/06/2018: RTOWA Mumbai News:

Today myself and Sri. B.R. Pathak GS met officers at CCA office Currey Road.

 Form-16 will be issued from 25/06/2018. It can also be collected by giving authority to another pensioner or employee. It can also be obtained through email by sending a request to “ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ”.

 Income Certificate and Year wise break up of arrears can be obtained now itself by visiting CCA office. Income certificate is enough to file IT Returns; No need to wait for Form-16.

--K. Jawahar, President RTOWA.

12/06/2018: News from United Forum Mumbai:


Today the meeting of United Forum Mumbai was held. Sri. H.S. Upadhyay presided over the meeting.


 The one-point agenda was "To hold Successful Mass Rally" on 27/06/2018 from Shivaji Park Telephone Exchange to Telephone House. Timings, route, arrangements etc. were discussed thoroughly and decisions were taken. Groups were formed to meet employees at every exchange to inform the developments and to mobilise for rally. 

On the same date United Forum Delhi will also hold rally to PMO.


United Forum Delhi and Mumbai are determined to achieve the demands.


--J.S.Yadav, Chairman United Forum,

--S.M. Sawant, Convener United Forum,

--S.S.Singh, Secretary United Forum.


08/06/2018: FORM-16 FOR 2017-18:

RTOWA Mumbai has written to CCA Maharashtra Circle to issue Form-16 and Income Certificate by 15/06/2018 positively as prescribed in Income Tax Rules. 

Please CLICK HERE to see the letter dated 06/06/2018.

07/06/2018: News from United Forum Mumbai :

Today the hearing before Asst. Labour Commissioner Mumbai took place.

Sri. S. M. Sawant attended the hearing. The outcome of the meeting is furnished below.  

1. 78.2% issue has already been transferred to RLC Delhi.

2. The demand of 'One more option to Prorata Optees' is subjudiced before CAT ND. 

3. CGHS: - United Forum brought to the notice of ALC that MTNL has not only rejected the demand of 100% reimbursement of subscription but also closed the scheme of 50% reimbursement to the existing pensioners. UF argued that the scheme of reimbursement of CGHS Subscription should be kept "open ended" enabling the existing pensioners to switch over from CGHIS to CGHS at any time. It is financially beneficial to MTNL also. 

 It was brought to the notice of ALC that the issue of PPOs are badly delayed i.e. PPOs of those who retired in the month of November-2017 only are ready. So the new pensioners are unable to apply for CGHS within the prescribed time limit of 3 months to avail 50% reimbursement of subscription.  Moreover, payment of retirement dues is also delayed.  

ALC observed that MTNL Management should take steps to issue PPO within a month of retirement.  Also observed that the GPF & Leave encashment should be paid immediately after retirement. 

Next date of hearing is on 25/07/2018 at 11.30 hrs. 

Please CLICK HERE to view the MTNL's submission dated 05/06/2018 to ALC. 

 --J.S.Yadav, Chairman UF 

--S.M. Sawant, Convenor UF

--S. S.Singh, Secretary UF.

06/06/2018: United Forum Mumbai News:

Demonstration on 06/06/2018 :-

Successful demonstration took place despite rain threat.  About 600 Pensioners and Employees participated.

Demonstration was started by Sri. Rajagopalan President TEAM. Compering was done by Sri. Bharat Chavan.

Speeches were delivered by


1. Rajagopalan

2. Pawar

3. G. N. Haragabal

4. Gulab Yadhav

5. Bharat Chavan

6. Ganguly

7. K. Jawahar

8. Ghaiwat

9. T. L. Gaikwad

10. S.S. Dubey

11. K. R. Morey

12. S. M. Sawant

13. J. S. Yadav

All speakers reiterated the need for unity. The gathering was enthusiastic to carry on the agitation till achievement of 78.2%, and Revision of pay / Pension.

Demonstration ended with National Anthem.

- J. S. Yadav Chairman, UF 

- S.M. Sawant Convenor, UF

- S.S. Singh Secretary, UF









02/06/2018: News from United Forum Mumbai: 

Meeting of UF Mumbai was held today (02/06/2018). Successful holding of ensuing Demonstration on 06/06/2018 was discussed.  

Decided to suitably respond to ED's letter of Appeal dated 30/05/2018 to withdraw the agitation. 

Decided to issue a Press Release about the agitation. 

All constituent Unions and Associations are requested to propagate extensively to muster huge gathering for the Demonstration to be successful. 

--J.S.Yadav, Chairman UF,

--S. M. Sawant Convenor UF,

--H.S.Upadhyay, Vice Chairman UF,

--S.S.Singh , Secretary UF.


On 30/05/2018 (Today), Sri. B. R. Pathak GS and Sri. M.R. Dixit AGS met Accounts Officers of CCA office at Currey Road and discussed various issues.  

Insisted to issue Form 16 early. It is likely to be issued from 15/06/2018.  

PPO books have been issued for retirees up to 30/11/2017. PPO books for retirees from December-2017 to March-2018 are in the final stage for distribution. 

Earlier they met DGM (OP) at Telephone House in pursuit of free mobile connection to family Pensioners. 

--K. Jawahar President RTOWA.


The Office bearers of United Forum Delhi met OSD of Minister of Communications today.

It was a pre-scheduled meeting.

Discussions were held on the issue of IDA neutralization w.e.f 01/01/2007, the prospect of pay/pension revision and fresh option for Pro-rata pensioners in MTNL etc. 

The Viewpoints of United Forum in regard to IDA neutralization were clarified with supporting documents. United Forum informed that the below board level executive cadres and their associations were not consulted by MTNL before suggesting to DOT the preposterous proposal. It was pointed out that MTNL management tries to mislead DOT and Ministry by way of suppressing the relevant facts. We hope that our views will be well taken.

 As regards the issue of Pay/Pension revision, there seems to be no change in DOT’s stand. DOT is expecting to secure waiving of affordability factor on pay revision in BSNL.  MTNL’s case will follow thereafter. We have pointed out the situation in Public Sector Banks which are not averse to Pay Revision despite dwindling profit or in the loss scenario. 

As regards the issue of fresh option for Pro-rata pensioners, the status is same. MTNL is yet to provide the information sought for by DOT.

 Subsequently we had detailed discussions with senior officers of DOT including Advisor (Finance) etc. The stand of United Forum on all the issues was made clear to them.

 United Forum hopes to have positive outcome of the discussions. 

 -United Forum Delhi

18/05/2018: Successful Demonstration:  

Today the Demonstration at Telephone House was successful with enthusiastic participation of about 400 employees and pensioners despite severe hot weather.

The Demonstration was compered and led by Sri. J. J. Mathias GS MEA. 

The gathering keenly listened to the speeches of the following: 


1. N.Rajagopal

2. S.S.Singh

3.B. R. Pathak

4. Virendra Singh

5. N.Chandrasekaran

6. Mrs. Jyoti Sonawadekar

7. Sudip Chakraborti

8. T.L. Gaikwad

9. S.M. Sawant

10. K. Jawahar

11. J.S. Yadav. 

The speakers presented the demands from different angles.  

An appeal was made to contribute liberally to their respective Unions and Associations to carry on further agitations successfully to achieve the demands. 

The Demonstration concluded with National Anthem at about 3.30 pm.


J.S.Yadav, Chairman

S.M.Sawant, Convenor

S.S.Singh, Secretary

United Forum Mumbai.


15/05/2018: Call of United Forum  Mumbai: 

Dear Comrades, 

MTNL Employees and Pensioners are facing some toughest issues.  

The 78.2% was nearly achieved but the so called recognised unions damaged it by agreeing to 5% instead of 9.4%. Though it is a setback, United Forum is determined to achieve 9.4%. This issue was unnecessarily mixed up with Pay revision by the so called recognised unions. 

Pay Revision: The steps are first to get affordability condition waived and to identify the means and to negotiate with the management for scales of pay and fitment factor after BSNL does the revision, because as per Government decision the pay scales of BSNL and MTNL should be same wef 01/01/2017. Any move to reduce the Pay scales before knowing the revised scales of BSNL is prematured. 

Pension Revision: To get the revision within the ambit of 7th CPC is an uphill task.Unified approach of all Unions and Associations including BSNL Pensioners' Association is needed. United Forum and RTOWA Mumbai are striving in that direction. 

Copy of minutes of meeting of MTNL Board on 19/04/2018 and the letter written by MTNL to DoT subsequently will expose the extent of surrender of these recognised unions. 

In furtherance to achieve the demands United Forum Delhi and Mumbai are again on agitation path. The issues are pursued through other means also. 

So, we sincerely APPEAL to all Employees and Pensioners to enmasse participate in the Lunch Hour Demonstration on 18/05/2018 at Telephone House. 


J.S. Yadav Chairman. 

S.M. Sawant Convener.

S.S. Singh Secretary.


Today the Executive Committee of our Association met and took the following decisions after thorough discussions. 

All the pending issues were discussed. 

The ongoing agitation of UNITED FORUM was discussed at length. 

Decided to participate in the agitations aggressively. Besides agitations, other means to achieve 78.2% and Revision of Pension were discussed. 

Being a major constituent decided to share 50% of the expenditures of United Forum.  

Decided to join with BSNL Pensioners' Associations to launch nationwide agitations to pursue the revision of pension within the ambit of 7th CPC recommendations. 

RTOWA Mumbai will incessantly strive to achieve 78.2% IDA and Revision of Pension. 

 Sri. N. V. Mahajan was appointed as Internal Auditor of RTOWA as Sri. P.D. Pradhan the Internal Auditor appointed by last GB, has become the Treasurer of RTOWA. 

The meeting ended thereafter.


FORM -16 for Combined Service Pensioners:-    

It is learnt that the reconciliation of tax recovered and remitted is over.  

On Income Tax web site 26AS has been updated up to 31/03/2018.  

It is expected that Form 16 may be ready by this month end. This year also Form 16 will be issued along with Income certificate. 

Those who received arrears of pension will get year wise break up of arrears and tax. 

Similar to last year Form 16 is to be collected from AO PDA personally or by giving authority.  

On requisition, Form 16, Income Certificate etc. can be received through email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

K. Jawahar, President RTOWA.



United Forum is readying itself for another course of PROTEST ACTIONS. 

In accordance with the decisions taken in the meeting of United Forum at Delhi and at Mumbai on 23/04/2018, Notice has been issued for another spell of agitations by the Apex Body of United Forum. 

At Mumbai the Agitations will be as under :-  

18/05/2018 :-

Lunch Hour Demonstration at Telephone House 

06/06/2018 :- 

Lunch Hour Demonstration at Telephone House 

27/06/2018 :-

Rally to ED Office and presenting Memorandum. (Route will be decided later) 

Demands :-

1. 78.2% IDA ,

2. Pay Revision wef 01/01/2017,

3. Pension Revision wef 01/01/2017 as per 7th CPC,

4. Another option for pension to those who had not/who could not opt for combined service pension,

5. Implementation of NE 12 pay scale wef 01/04/2009,

6. Benefit of pension based on actual  salary to those covered by  the Employees Pension Scheme,

7. Creation of Retirement fund Corpus with 30% of Pay plus DA of employees covered under EPF as recommended by 2nd PRC. 

The Notice and details of the demands: 

-J. S. Yadav , Chairman ,

-S. M.Sawant, Convenor,

United Forum Mumbai.

25/04/2018: News from United Forum Mumbai: 

Successful Daylong hunger strike and Lunch Hour Demonstration on 25/04/2018:- 

Motivated gathering of about 800 Employees and Pensioners (peak time strength) marked the success of today's agitations. 

Raising slogans and speeches started at 1 PM. It went on uninterrupted up to 5:15 PM. 

The agitation was spearheaded by Sri. J. J. Mathias GS MEA and Sri. R.G. Chaube AGS TEAM.  

Sri. Yashvant Killedar a young leader of Maharashtra Navnirman Samithi was special invitee.  In his speech he encouraged the gathering to fight for justified demands. He held the so called Recognised Unions responsible for the insipient sick status of MTNL. He further said that the so called recognised Unions failed to prevail upon Management and Government to keep MTNL as a competitor in the market. 

 Every speaker condemned the so called recognised unions for betrayal.

 The gathering cheered the determination of the speakers to achieve 78.2%.

The Speeches covered all the demands in detail. The issue of Revision of Pension was covered in detail by Sri. K. Jawahar.

Appeal was made to all employees and Pensioners to strengthen the agitation further with more turnouts on 18/05/2018.

The agitation concluded with success note at 5.15 PM with National Anthem. 

Speakers :-


1. K. Balasubramaniam ,

2. N. Rajagopalan,

3. Virendra Singh,

4. Dina Naik,

5. Sudip Chakraborti,

6  Mrs. Jothi Sonawadekar,

7. Gulab Jadhav,

8. R.R. Mishra,

9. K. Jawahar and

10. J. S. Yadav

Vote of thanks was given by Sri. S. M. Sawant.



J. S. Yadav, S.M. Sawant & S.S.Singh

United Forum Mumbai. 

The following letter was addressed to Honourable Minister for Communications. 

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Today (23/04/18) meeting of United Forum Mumbai was held. 

Two minutes silence was observed in condolence to the sad demise of Shri Manishkumar AM Delhi on 20/04/2018 while performing duty.  

The recent developments viz., JNC minutes, MTNL Board resolution etc were discussed from all angles. 

After discussions it was unanimously decided to carry on the WHOLE DAY HUNGER STRIKE & LUNCH HOUR DEMONSTRATION ON 25/04/2018 at TELEPHONE HOUSE. 

United Forum appeals to all Employees and Pensioners to join the agitation and make it grand success to achieve our following demands :- 

1. 9.4% left over IDA  w.e.f. 01/01/2007,

2. Pay Revision as per 3rd PRC w.e.f. 01/01/2017,

3. Pension revision w.e.f. 01/01/2017 as per 7th CPC,

4. Revival of MTNL with Government support to CAPEX and easing of loans.

5. Another option to opt for combined service pension,

6. Implementation of NE12 as per agreement,

7. Option to CGHS with 100% reimbursement of subscription,

8. 30% Pensionary benefits to EPF covered employees. 

--J.S. Yadav, Chairman ,

--S. M. Sawant, Convenor &

--S.S. Singh, Secretary.

20/04/2018: HUNGER STRIKE ON 25/04/2018:

CHALO Telephone House on 25/04/18 for aggressive agitation against injustice.


19/04/2018: BSNL PAY REVISION:

Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has returned the proposal to DoT regarding relaxation of "AFFORDABILITY" clause for the purpose of pay revision in BSNL. DPE has stated that Cabinet Approval is required to relax "affordability".

Please CLICK HERE to see the letter.

18/04/2018: News from United Forum Mumbai:

Successful Whole day Dharna and Lunch Hour Demonstration on 18/04/2018:- 

Enthusiastic gathering of about 800 Employees and Pensioners (peak time strength) marked the success of today's agitation. 

In the beginning the recorded speech of Com. A.K. Kaushik at Delhi Demonstration dated 11/04/2018 was played. 

The speeches in Dharna were compered by Sri. R.G.Chaube.

Speeches were made by office bearers of all Unions and Associations of United Forum Mumbai. 

 Every speaker condemned the so called recognised unions for betrayal. The gathering cheered the determination of the speakers to achieve 78.2%. 

The Speeches covered all the demands in detail.

Appeal was made to all employees and Pensioners to strengthen the agitation further with more turn out on 25/04/2018. 

Dharna ended with success note at 5 pm with National Anthem. 

Speakers :-


1. K. Balasubramaniam Ex.President TESA,

2. N. Rajagopalan,

3. T.L. Gaikwad,

4. Kishore Haldankar,

5. Virendra Singh,

6. Dina Naik,

7. P.S.Padwal,

8. Sudip Chakraborti,

9.  Mrs. Subhangi Kamble,

10.  Mrs. Jothi Sonawadekar,

11. Mrs. Neltoor,

12. S. G. Pawar,

13. S. M. Sawant,

14. K. Jawahar and

15. J. S. Yadav.

Vote of thanks was given by Sri. H.S. Upadhyay. 

--J. S. Yadav, Chairman and S.M. Sawant, Convenor

United Forum Mumbai.


Thanks to CCA Mumbai for providing Toll Free Number.  

1800 22 32 11 exclusively for MTNL Mumbai Pensioners. 

This issue was pursued by RTOWA since last more than a year.  

Sri. Ankurkumar Dy.CCA assured RTOWA in a formal meeting with him on 14/03/2018 that the toll free number will be provided by 01/04/2018 positively. 

For any query or grievances on Pension, PPO, Form 16, Gratuity, Commutation, Family Pension, arrears etc this toll free number may be contacted during working hours. 

Members are requested to give feedback of functioning of this contact number and suggestions.

Please CLICK HERE to view the letter.

11/04/2018: News from United Forum Mumbai: 

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Successful Demonstration :-

Today Telephone House saw an enthusiastic gathering of more than 800 Employees and Pensioners raising slogans. The gathering loudly condemned the surrender of recognised unions in JNC. Raised slogans demanding 78.2% effective from 01/01/2007, Pay Revision as per 3rd PRC, Pension Revision as per 7th CPC and other demands.  All speakers criticised the betrayal of Unions and Associations who had surrendered the legitimate dues of employees and pensioners. 

Sri. Bhai Jagtap MLC, Chairman of Apex Body of United Forum Delhi and Mumbai addressed the gathering. There were cheers and claps. 

After the demonstration Sri. Bhai Jagtap accompanied by the office bearers met Sri. Pravin Punj ED Mumbai.  Sri. Bhai Jagtap told ED that IDA is never negotiated and 9.4% IDA effective from 01/01/2007 should be granted by 30/04/2018. He also told ED that all issues related to employees should be discussed with all Unions. 

 United Forum decided to continue the agitation on 18/04/2018 in continuation of today's success.



UF Meets Shri Suresh Prabhu, Honourable Minister (Civil Aviation) , Shri NitiswarKumar, PS to Hon’ble MOS ( C ) & Smt. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary ( T ),DOT on 9th.April,2018. 

Today (09/04/2018 ) a delegation of United Forum met Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister ( Civil Aviation) in his office at New Delhi, thanks to the initiative taken by S/Shri Arjun Singh, Anwar Azmi and other Mumbai friends.

We have submitted a Memorandum to Hon’ble Minister highlighting our issues, e.g., Merger of FULL 50% DA with basic pay effective from 1.1.2007, Waive “affordability” clause for pay revision and thereby pension revision in MTNL, Providing fresh pension option to the MTNL employees/retirees who earlier opted for “Pro-rata pension” and for those who were not permitted to exercise pension option due to short of qualified length of service etc. and Implementation of EFO’s order dated 23/03/2017 in letter and spirit for the members of Employees’ Pension Scheme   etc. Hon’ble Minister received the Memorandum, heard us patiently and discussed in brief but item wise. 

Hon’ble Minister tried to contact MOS (C) over phone immediately but MOS (C) could not be contacted immediately. So he was kind enough to speak to Secretary (T) and suggested her to meet our delegation and examine the issues. He also spoke to Shri Nitiswar Kumar, PS to MOS (C) and suggested him to meet our delegation. Shri Prabhu assured us that he will forward our Memorandum to MOS ( C ) with a DO letter from his side. We thanked him for such kind of gesture. 

We have met Smt. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary ( T ), DOT in Sanchar Bhawan, Member ( Services ), DOT   and other senior officers were also present. The meeting lasted for almost 45 minutes. We have handed over the copy of the Memorandum to her and discussion on all the issues mentioned in the Memorandum. Secretary ( T ) heard us patiently. She told us that she will get these issues thoroughly examined and advised us to get in touch after a week to have further discussions. We thanked Madam Secretary ( T ) and other senior officers present for the sincere concern shown for our causes. 

We have met Shri Nitiswar Kumar, PS to Hon’ble MOS ( C ) in his office chamber at Sanchar Bhawan at about 7 PM. We handed over the copy of the Memorandum to him with a request to act upon this by way of bringing the issues to the notice of Hon’ble MOS ( C ). We have briefed him about our meeting with Shri Prabhu and Secretary ( T ). He has assured us to inform Hon’ble MOS ( C ) about these issues and ensure from the side of his office that prompt attention is given to these issues for solution. We thanked him for sparing his valuable time for us. 

Shri M.K.Bagchi, Convener, United Forum and Shri A.K. Kaushik , GS,TEAM lead the delegation from Delhi side.                              



Do you know MTNL Management is not giving 9.4% IDA since 01/01/2007? 

The so called recognised Unions signed to surrender 4.4% IDA!!! 

All employees and Pensioners lose about 2.61% of emoluments every month for life due to this surrender of 4.4% IDA since 01/01/2007. 

Is Dearness relief negotiable?  

Is it not a bad precedent to accept 5% IDA instead of 9.4% on the plea of “no money”? 

Should the employees and Pensioners celebrate this injustice or fight against it? 

Join the Lunch Hour Demonstration at Telephone House on 11/04/2018 and raise your voice for 9.4% IDA and for Revision of Pay / Pension effective from 01/01/2017. 

United Forum Zindabad.

07/04/2018: News from United Forum Mumbai: 

The meeting of United Forum Mumbai was held on 05/04/2018. Office bearers and active members of all Unions and Associations participated. 78.2% Issue was discussed thoroughly. There was complete unanimity in condemning the surrender of the so called Recognised Unions. 

The surrender is two fold. Surrendered for agreeing to 5% instead of 9.4% and surrendered huge amount of arrears from 01/01/2007 by agreeing to monetary effect from 01/01/2018. 

It was pointed out by Sri. J.J. Mathias GS MEA that the 9.4% is Dearness Allowance; it is not the fitment factor for negotiation. Dearness Allowance is not at all negotiable. MTNL’s plea of "NO MONEY" is not applicable to payment of dearness relief neutralisation. If 5% is accepted instead of 9.4%, it will set a bad precedent of negotiations on even the future dearness allowance on the same plea of MTNL has no money. 

Therefore it was unanimously decided to carry on the Protest Actions vigorously to achieve 78.2%.

All Employees and Pensioners are requested to participate in the Protest Actions to make it a great success. 

-- J. S. Yadav, Chairman & S. M. Sawant, Convenor. 

Please CLICK HERE to view the Poster for Agitation.


The IDA rate has been increased by 0.3% effective from 01/04/2018. So the revised rate of IDA is 127.2% effective from 01/04/2018.

Please CLICK HERE to see the DPE orders.





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03/04/2018: News From United Forum: 

The Apex Body of United Forum Delhi and Mumbai had already issued Notice dated 23/03/2018 for Protest Action. Yesterday (02/04/2018) in the meeting of United Forum Delhi it was decided to carry on the Protest Action as already notified. 

As notified, United Forum Mumbai will carry on the Protest Action vigorously. 

Please CLICK HERE to view the Notice. 

All employees and Pensioners are requested to join the Lunch Hour Demonstration on 11/04/2018 at Telephone House Prabhadevi at 1 PM. 

--J. S. Yadav, President United Forum Mumbai,

--S.M. Sawant, Convenor United Forum Mumbai.


78.2% Issue :- 

It is the Government's policy to neutralise the dearness relief to 100% (merging the whole of IDA with pay) on the date of revision of pay / pension.  On 01/01/2007 the effective rate of IDA was 78.2% and 68.8% only was merged with pay. So anything less than 78.2% is in violation of Government policy. We are on strong wicket......will organise, fight and succeed to get 78.2%. 

Revision of Pension :-

We firmly stand for Revision as per 7th CPC.  Will continue to vigorously pursue through all means. 

Revision of Pay :-

The forward path is to get affordability condition removed. To get in principle approval for 15% fitment and to proceed further. 

Revival of MTNL :-

1. Commitment of Government for capital expenditure is needed to upgrade technology, expansion, to offer quality product etc.

2. Commitment of Government to give financial support to upkeep and maintenance of all existing assets. 

3. Revamping the management to lead MTNL with a vision. 

--K. Jawahar, President RTOWA Mumbai.


United Forum Mumbai has written a letter to Sri. Manoj Sinha Honourable Minister of Communications requesting him to intervene and to direct MTNL to approve 78.2% IDA. 

Please CLICK HERE to see the letter.


Please see the AGREEMENT made by majority unions. 

The majority Unions at Mumbai and Delhi have signed an agreement with MTNL Management today (28/03/2018) and have withdrawn the agitations. 

In the Pay/Pension revision on 01/01/2007, the IDA component was 68.8% instead of 78.2%. We have been fighting for the difference of 9.4% which BSNL employees got it from 10/06/2013. 

Now majority Unions have signed agreement for 5% instead of 9.4%. Moreover it is silent about extending even this 5% to the Pensioners. 

For Pay Revision on 01/01/2017, MTNL will take up the issue with DOT to waive the affordability condition. 

Pension Revision on 01/01/2017 should be taken up with Government. 

RTOWA Mumbai rejects 5% and will gear up for vigorous agitations jointly with United Forum demanding 9.4%. 

--K. Jawahar, President RTOWA Mumbai.

27/03/2018: E.C. MEETING:

Executive Committee meeting of our Association was held on 27/03/2018. 

The negotiations that were going on between MTNL and Majority Unions were discussed. It was decided to appeal to RTOWA Delhi not to compromise on 78.2% issue.

The steps taken so far in pursuit of demand of revision of pension were reviewed. Decided to continue the political lobbying. 

Decided to participate actively in the upcoming Protest Actions launched by United Forum Delhi and Mumbai.

After discussions EC approved to bear the expenses of Rs.38800/- incurred by United Forum Mumbai towards the train/air fares to and fro Delhi-Mumbai for  UF's counsel in the case at Bombay High Court. 

Decided to pursue all pending issues vigorously.  

GS narrated the meetings with DGM (OP) regarding concessional mobile connections for family pensioners and with DGM (IR) regarding settlement of floater cases of medical reimbursement claims. 

The meeting concluded thereafter.

--K. Jawahar, President RTOWA


The honourable M.P. and Leader of MTNKS, Mumbai has written a letter to DoT insisting to implement the order for “Merger of 50% IDA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 01/01/2007”.

Please CLICK HERE to view the letter.


All Unions and Associations of BSNL has written to Secretary DoT about Pay Revision and Pension Revision.

Please CLICK HERE to see the letter.

23/03/2018: MEETING WITH DOT:

As directed by MOC a meeting was held at DoT on 23/03/2018.

Office bearers of the Unions and Associations of Mumbai and Delhi led by Sri. Arvindji Sawant MP met Ms. Aruna Sundararajan Secretary DoT. 

An extract of the NEWS reported by RTOWA Delhi about this meeting is as under :-

All the issues of MTNL like merger of MTNL/BSNL, 78.2% of fitment, counting of casual service for pension, pay revision under 3rd PRC, Pension revision under 7th CPC etc. were discussed in length. 

Sri. Dharmaraj Singh GS BMS MTNL Delhi, Sri. V. K. Tomar GS MEA and Sri. S.S. Nanda Convenor JF Delhi raised the issue of Revision of Pension under 7th CPC. Justifications were presented nicely. Shri. Arvindji Sawant MP while supporting the demand requested immediate action from DoT side. 

Secretary DoT said that she had noted down all the issues raised. 

An extract of NEWS as reported by MTNL OA is as under :-

  "Highlights of the meeting...

Honourable MP Shri Arvindji Sawant briefed about the present scenario in MTNL and stressed for the revival of MTNL with a change in the management and about the cause of the ensuing agitation.

DoT secretary was very positive and conveyed that the Honourable MoC has asked her to look into the HR issues sympathetically.

 The discrimination between BSNL and MTNL shall be removed.

Change in the management shall definitely be taken on a serious note."


Meeting of Sri. Arvindji Sawant MP with Minister of Communications: 

Today there was a meeting with the Honourable MoC Shri Manoj Sinhaji in Sanchar Bhavan New Delhi.  Shri Arvindji Sawant MP,  office bearers of MTNKS, MTNLOA, BMS and MEA Delhi participated in the meeting. 

It seems the issues were briefed to the Minister.  

After listening, the Honourable MoC has convened an immediate meeting of Unions led by Sri. Arvindji Sawant  and DoT on 23rd March  at 1430 Hrs. 

Let us hope for a positive outcome.

15/03/2018: RTOWA DELHI NEWS:

RTOWA Delhi on the platform of Joint Forum has sent a letter to CMD MTNL for resolving pensioners’ grievances.

Please CLICK HERE to view the Copy of letter.


Today the office bearers Sri.K. Jawahar President, Sri. B.R.Pathak GS and Sri.M.R.Dixit AGS had a formal meeting with Sri. Ankurkumar Jt. CCA at CCA's Pension Office at Currey Road. 

At the outset we conveyed our appreciation and thanks to Officers and staff for smooth handling of the life certificate work. 

RTOWA had taken up the following issues :-

1. Holding Pension Adalat :- After discussions the Jt. CCA agreed that Pension Adalat will be held regularly in future  and the first Adalat will be held within a couple of months.  

2. Delay in payment of gratuity, commutation and preparation of PPO after retirement:

RTOWA pointed out that as per schedule given in CCS Pension Rules the PPO should be handed over on the date of retirement itself. At present the delay is more than 8 months. 

Jt. CCA narrated the practical problems for delay. Association gave some suggestions to clear the backlog. 

Association requested that commutation and gratuity should be paid immediately after retirement and payment of pension should start from the next month itself. PPO should be delivered within a month of retirement.

3. Association has been demanding for a toll free number exclusively for MTNL Pensioners as a part of grievance redressal system. Jt. CCA said that the toll free number will be provided from 01/04/2018.

Meeting ended on cordial note with thanks to Jt. CCA

--K. Jawahar President RTOWA


Accepting the suggestion of RTOWA Mumbai, Corporate Office has issued orders. The employees who desire to avail CGHIS (Comprehensive Group Health Insurance Scheme) after retirement should submit the forms three months prior to retirement. This will enable TPA to issue Medical Insurance card effective from the very next day of retirement.  

--K. Jawahar, President ,RTOWA


09/03/2018: United Forum of Unions and Associations of MTNL Delhi And  Mumbai : 

Today a new body in the aforesaid name was formed. 

This Forum replaces the separate United Forum of Delhi and Mumbai. 

The first meeting of the new United Forum was held on 09/03/2018 at 7th Floor Telecom Building. More than 250 activists from all constituent Unions and Associations participated in the meeting. 

Shri. Bhai Jagtap MLC was declared as Chairman of the new Forum amidst enthusiastic slogans accepting his leadership. 

Sri. J. S. Yadav greeted everyone in his welcome speech. 

Sri. J. J. Mathias compeered the meeting. 

Office bearers from all constituent Unions and Associations spoke on the occasion. Every speaker in their speech reposed trust in the leadership of Sri. Bhai Jagtap and conveyed their readiness for strong agitation to achieve the justified pending demands. 

Sri. V.P. Bhardwaj AGS CHQ TEAM Delhi, in his speech, stressed the need to strengthen the movement. 

Sri. K. Jawahar briefed about the present status of the demands. 

Sri. A. K. Kaushik GS CHQ TEAM Delhi spoke at length about all our demands. He criticised the inept management and wrong policies of Government for the "insipient sick" condition of MTNL. He thanked Sri. Bhai Jagtap for achievement of our Pension demand. He said Sri. Bhai Jagtap is a genuine leader of working class, more than a politician of a specific party. 

The gathering greeted Sri. Bhai Jagtap when he rose to speak. In his speech he recalled his memories of friendship with Sri. Gurudas Kamath, Ex-Minister since his high school days. His friendship helped to convince the then minister to reopen the file of Revision of Pension in 2012. After five and half years Pensioners got the revision last time, thanks to Sri. Gurudasji Kamath. 

Sri. Bhai Jagtap further narrated the events as to how  Rule 37A was amended to get Pension payment by Government. He assured that he would do his best to achieve our demands. 

A brief of current status of the demands was presented at the meeting.

It was decided to give notice for further agitations. 

Sri. S. M. Sawant gave vote of thanks. 




Minister's Reply in Loksabha on 78.2 issue:-

Forum of Unions and Associations of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) have demanded benefit of merger of 50% DA (Dearness Allowance) effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 01.01.2007. The guidelines issued by Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), vide O.M. No. 2(70)/08-DPE (WC) dated 26.11.2008 provided for Industrial Dearness Allowance (IDA) @ 68.8% of the basic pay as on 01.01.2007. Subsequently, DPE issued O.M. dated 02.04.2009 which provided for IDA @ 78.2% of the basic pay as on 01.01.2007. However, in both the O.Ms., there was a pre-condition that the concerned Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) shall bear the additional financial burden on account of pay revision from its own resources without any assistance from government. Accordingly, MTNL has been advised that the proposal to extend benefit of merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 01.01.2007 to its employees may be processed by MTNL in light of DPE O.M. No. 2(70)/08-DPE (WC) dated 26.11.2008 and dated 02.04.2009. MTNL has to bear the additional financial implication on account of pay revision from its own resources and no budgetary support shall be provided by the Government.

04/03/2018: UNITED FORUM NEWS:

United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations of MTNL Mumbai has decided to go a big way for agitational programmes in view of the recent Mumbai High Court order permitting unions and associations to resort to any agitation after serving a 14 days’ notice. 

The United Forum in its meeting yesterday i.e. on 03/03/2018, presided over by Sri. H. S. Upadhyay Vice Chairman, has unanimously decided to have a formal apex body for United Forums of Mumbai and Delhi ---though these two forums  have been already working in close coordination, albeit informally. 

To lead the Apex Body the United Forum Mumbai also decided to have Sri. Bhai Jagtap, a Trade Unionist and Congress MLC, who has firmly stood with and helped  MTNL employees in their previous agitations/struggle to realise the demand of payment of Pension by the government. 

At the same time the United Forum Mumbai  also decided that it shall have no objection or hesitation in approaching leaders of any political party to accomplish the long pending demands of 78.2% IDA, Pay and Pension Revision,  Medical facilities, Unhelpful attitude of CMD MTNL and withdrawal of suits filed against unions and associations at his behest  etc. 

Realising well that a broad based  unity is the need of the hour  the United Forum Mumbai, as ever, expressed its willingness and happiness to support any move by anybody to have a larger and broad based unity among all unions and associations of MTNL or for that matter,  of even BSNL, cutting across their differences.

A Joint meeting of both the forums --United Forum Mumbai and United Forum Delhi will be held on 09/03/2018 at 14.30 hrs. in the Conference Hall, 7th Floor, Prabhadevi Telecom Building, Mumbai to decide about name, office bearers of the Apex Body and course of actions etc. 

Executive Committee members and active members of all the Constituents of the United Forum Mumbai are requested to positively remain present in the meeting.       

--J.S. Yadav, Chairman,

--S.M. Sawant, Convenor.


The office bearers Sri. K. Jawahar and Sri. M.R. Dixit met GM (Fin) today.

Discussed the issue of pending drawal of arrears of pension to those Pensioners whose disciplinary cases / pay anomaly cases were settled after 01/04/2014. 

This issue is pending with CCA office for more than a year because there is no system support. 

 We requested GM (Fin) to pursue this issue with Corporate office. After discussions he agreed to write to GM (Fin) at CO.

RTOWA is pursuing this issue vigorously. 

--K. Jawahar, President RTOWA.

28/02/2018: Letter to DoT for Pay Revision:

United Forum has written a letter to Secretary-DoT for Pay revision.

Please CLICK HERE to view the letter.

26/02/2018: Letters to CMD from United Forum :- 

United Forum MTNL Mumbai has written letters to CMD on 16/02/2018 regarding "Policy on Medical Facilities to Pensioners" and 78.2% IDA on revision of Pay and Pension on 01/01/2007. 

Please CLICK HERE to view the letters.


News from United Forum Mumbai: 

Yesterday ( 21/02/2018 ), meeting with Assistant Labour Commissioner was held. We submitted a letter dated 21/02/2018 addressed to Conciliation Officer. 

After discussions the following were recorded:- 

1. 78.2% IDA :- 

This office (ALC Mumbai) has decided to forward this case to RLC Delhi since the Conciliation process has started there. 

2. Another option to opt for combined service pension :- 

Since this matter is pending before CAT New Delhi, it is subjudiced and hence conciliation at ALC Mumbai is closed. 

3. CGHS Issue :- 

MTNL Mumbai Management stated that the points raised by United Forum in letter dated 16/02/2018 will be referred to Corporate Office. 

The next meeting will be on 23/03/2018 at 11 am.

--S. M. Sawant, Convenor. 

Please CLICK HERE to view the United Forum's letter dated 21/02/2018.

21/02/2018: News from Co Ordination Committee Of RTOWA Mumbai and Delhi: 

Delhi High Court Case :- 

 The case came up on 19/2/2018.

 MTNL has now submitted its reply. Now next date of hearing is fixed as 3rd May, 2018.  

It is learnt that MTNL Board in its  meeting on 13/02/2018  has decided to intimate DOT that MTNL is not in a position to extend the benefit of merger of 50% IDA to the MTNL employees from its resources due to severe financial constrains.

This is in response to DOT letter dated 08/02/2018. 

--S. S. Nanda Convenor


Executive Committee Meeting of our Association was held on 16/02/2018. The following issues were discussed :- 

1. Corporate Office orders dated 13/02/2018 regarding medical facility to Pensioners:-  

Decided to write a letter to CMD insisting to consider our demands. 

2. Revision of Pension :-

Decided to write to all MPs of Delhi and Mumbai. Also decided to meet some specific dignitaries and to request them to help us. 

3. Orders of  Bombay High Court :- 

The implications were discussed at length. A need for united struggle by all Emoloyees and Pensioners of MTNL Mumbai and Delhi together was felt. Unanimously approved a suggestion to form an apex body consisting of United Forum Delhi and United Forum Mumbai.  

4. The inordinate delay in preparation of PPOs of current year retirees and holding of Pension Adalat :-

Decided to pursue these issues vigorously with CCA Mumbai. 

The meeting ended thereafter. 

--K. Jawahar, President RTOWA

14/02/2018: CGHS/CGHIS NEWS:

Corporate office has issued orders dated 13/02/2018 regarding medical facilities to pensioners. 

These orders prescribe the following :-  

1. Three months’ time to apply for CGHS/CGHIS from the date of retirement.

2. The option to CGHS or CGHIS or Not availing any should be given along with submission of "PENSION PAPERS" itself. 

Nothing has been stated about the following pensioners. 

1. Those who retired prior to 01/04/2014 but not received PPO (about 1000 pensioners).

2. Those who retired during current year but not yet received the PPO. (PPOs have been issued to retirees upto May'17 only).

RTOWA is taking up the issue. 

Please CLICK HERE to view the orders.

12/02/2018: COURT CASE:

News from United Forum Mumbai: 

The Suit filed by MTNL against United forum and others was heard today. Sri. A.K. Kaushik GS-TEAM appeared as counsel for United Forum. 

Principal CCA Mumbai attended the court proceedings on behalf of Secretary DoT. Sri. Pawan Gupta Director at o/o DoT was also present. 

During the proceeding, DoT Counsel informed that payment of IDA neutralization is the responsibility of MTNL and not the Government. Therefore MTNL should pay 78.2% from their resources. 

After hearing both sides the suit was disposed off with orders passed by Honourable Court that if MTNL is not paying 78.2% IDA neutralization, Unions and Associations can resort to Trade Union Actions. 

--J. S. Yadav Convenor

--S.M. Sawant Chairman

07/02/2018: News from Coordination Committee  of RTOWA, Delhi and Mumbai.  

On 05/02/2018 a meeting was held with Shri S. K. Jain DDG (Estt.), DOT. Shri S.S. Nanda Convenor, Shri R.K. Mudgal Organising Secretary and Shri A.K. Kapoor Executive Committee member attended the meeting. 

The following issues were discussed:-

1.To extend Fixed Medical Allowance to the pensioners residing in Non-CGHS area.                 

2. Merger of 78.2% IDA due w.e.f. 01/01/2007.

3.Merger of BSNL and MTNL. 

4.Holding of Committee 's meeting constituted by DOT to discuss the various issues of retired and working employees, raised in the Trade Union notices by Unions and Associations of Delhi and Mumbai. 

5. Pension revision of combined optees of MTNL. 

During the discussion DDG Estt. replied that:

1. In regard to the FMA to the pensioners residing in Non-CGHS areas, he told that it is a new concept for him. He will study the subject and discuss the issue with the concern departments of finance wing for the decision. 

2. DDG replied that DOT has suggested for the pay parity of MTNL and BSNL employees w.e.f 01/01/2017. Therefore, this issue will again create disparity. Association representatives strongly argued that merger of 78.2% IDA has to take effect from 01/01/2007. So it has no relevance for the pay parity w.e.f 01/01/2017 and that is why MTNL retired and working employees cannot be deprived of their legitimate rights on the illogical plea of pay parity w.e.f 01/01/2017 in the name of merger of MTNL and BSNL.

Association representatives also told that up to 2011-12, MTNL was in profit and fulfilling all the financial conditions, as per recommendations of the 2nd PRC. DDG was convinced with the view points of the association but said that matter is to be decided by the finance unit. 

3. DDG told that directly he is not the part of the merger committee. But as per his information, meetings are going on at higher level. As it is a big issue, decision is to be taken at the cabinet level. 

4. DDG told that Dir.(HR) of MTNL is the convenor of the committee. He has to give the names of the representatives of union/association of MTNL to participate in the discussion on the issues. After that, date and time of the meeting would be notified. 

5. DDG was convinced with the view points of association representatives that in no way pensioners are concerned with the profitability or loss of the PSU. Therefore, pension revision should not be linked with the pay revision. But he said that if pay revision does not take place then pension revision will create an anomalous situation for the employees retiring after 01/01/2017. It is a big question mark before us. 

 Association Representatives said that for every CPC or PRC, anomalies come and are resolved simultaneously. Let us have more discussions further with open minded and with positive approach. 

 He said that he is open for discussion for some viable solution of the issue.

Meeting ended with  thanks to DDG.


Details of Meeting of  Convenor Co-Ordination Committee with CMD on 02/02/2018.  

Shri S.S. Nanda Convenor and Sh. R K Mudgal organizing Secretary coordination committee RTOWA Delhi & Mumbai met CMD MTNL to discuss the issues related to CGHS/CGHIS medical schemes of the pensioners like: 

1. To extend the benefit of CGHS reimbursement to the last retired combined optee of MTNL. 

2. To make CGHS/CGHIS medical schemes optional. 

3. To keep the last date open till last combined optee of MTNL is retired. 

4. To give sufficient grace period for CGHS medical card from the date of issuance of the PPO book to the pensioner. 

5. Fixed medical allowance @ Rs. 1000 per month to the pensioners residing in non CGHS areas.

Association representatives elaborately discussed the said issues with CMD. 

 They also especially told about the very rare availability of CGHS dispensaries in Mumbai and its surrounding areas and NCR areas of Delhi. 

After detailed discussions, CMD was convinced with the viewpoints of association. He principally agreed points 1 to 4 with the condition that employees going to retire have to give option of CGHS/CGHIS while filling pension papers and accordingly they have to switch over to the desired medical scheme within a specific period to get the benefit. 

He said that very shortly corporate office will issue necessary orders in this regard.

On the issue of Fixed Medical Allowance, he supported the issue and said that it is very good move of the association for the pensioners residing in non CGHS areas. He also assured to favour this issue in DOT. 

The floater fund cases of 2015-2016, 2016-2017 for both Delhi and Mumbai have been approved by CMD, MTNL. The payment will be made shortly. 

Cases of 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 are being processed.

Coordination Committee members thanked CMD


The case in Bombay High Court came up today (06/02/2018). Sri. A. K. Kaushik GS TEAM appeared as counsel on behalf of United Forum. 

DoT's counsel said that the issue of 78.2% is complex and needs more time and also said he has sent email to DoT. 

Counsels for Unions objected to it and told Honourable Court that it is admitted liability and DoT should come up with solution. 

Accepting this plea Honourable Court directed Secretary DoT to appear in person on 12/02/2018. 

S. M. Sawant, Convenor,

J. S. Yadav, Chairman,

United Forum Mumbai.

02/02/2018: News From Co-Ordination Committee : 

Today (02/02/2018) We (S. S. Nanda Convenor and Sri. R. K. Mudgal Org. Secretary, Co-Ordination Committee) met CMD and GM (HR) at Corporate Office. Medical facilities to Pensioners were discussed. 

CMD agreed in principle to extend the date for application to CGHS.  Orders are expected soon. 

A new procedure will be introduced for the future retirees to apply for CGHS or CGHIS. Orders in this regard will be issued in due course. 

CMD appreciated the efforts of Co-Ordination Committee in taking up the issue of payment of Rs.1000 pm (in lieu of OPD facility) to Pensioners enrolled with CGHS but residing at non coverage areas. This issue will be vigorously pursued by Co-ordination Committee. 

We insisted for release of funds for floater cases pending with Corporate office.  Now it is learnt that funds will be released immediately for settlement of floater cases of 2015-16 and 2016-17. 

Floater cases relating to 2013-14 and 2014-15 will be released subsequently.

--S.S. Nanda, Convenor, 

Co-Ordination Committee of 

RTOWA Delhi and Mumbai.


The Conciliation proceedings between MTNL and United Forum came up for hearing before Asst. Labour Commissioner yesterday. (30/01/2018). 

 Sri. S.M. Sawant, Sri. B.R. Pathak, Sri.Mathias and others attended. 

 MTNL has filed a written statement of 'Present Status'. However the proceedings could not take place as ALC was not available. 

The next proceedings will take place on  21/02/2018 at 3.30 PM. 



– RTOWA Coordination Committee News –

Coordination Committee of RTOWA Delhi and Mumbai wrote a letter to DDG (Estt) DOT for implementation of Govt of India orders for grant of CGHS fixed medical allowance for retirees residing in NON-CGHS areas.

Please CLICK the LINKS below to view the copy of letter.

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Today Executive Committee Meeting of our Association was held.

Sri. B. R. Pathak GS briefed the members about the activities of the Association since last meeting. 

The steps taken by RTOWA "to remove the last date for application to CGHS and to keep it open" was briefed.  

Further steps to be taken to pursue "Revision of Pension" were discussed at length and decided to exert political pressure. 

Decided to hold Pensioners Meet at different places. 

The meeting ended thereafter.


Today (25/01/2018) the office bearers (S/Shri. K. Jawahar, B.R. Pathak, M.R. Dixit, and S. M. Sawant Convenor United Forum) had a meeting with ED Mumbai.  GM (A) and DGM (IR) were also present.

The following issues were discussed.

1. To keep the date for application to CGHS open.

2. 100% reimbursement of CGHS Contribution.

3. Payment of floater cases pending since 2014.

4. Refund of withheld gratuity to those vacated BSNL quarters after retirement. 

Lengthy discussions took place. ED expressed his helplessness to settle these demands though he was in agreement with us in general. We requested him to give positive comments about  the issues to corporate office. 

A letter addressed to CMD and copy endorsed to ED regarding CGHS was handed over to him. 

They met GM(Fin) afterwards and Discussed about forwarding of pending pension files of pre 01/04/2014 retirees to CCA for preparation of PPO.   He said 40 cases only are pending and will be forwarded soon. He further said CAO (FMS) Delhi has come to fix the sytem snags in refixation of pension of those retired prior to 01/04/2014 but promotion / settlement of pay anamoly or settlement of  disciplinary cases took place after retirement. 

Then the Office Bearers met all Accounts Officers of CCA office at Currey Road. The following information was gathered.

1.  About 1000 PPOs of pre 01/04/2014 are ready for distribution. 

2. About 100 PPOs of pre 01/04/2014 retirees are under prepartion/printing. 

3. Commutation and gratuity have been paid to retirees upto 31/10/2017. Being processed for November-2017 retirees. 

4. PPOs have been issued to retirees upto 30/04/2017. PPOs are under print for retirees of May-2017 and June-2017.

23/01/2018: COURT CASE: 


The case in Bombay High Court came up today. Sri. A. K. Kaushik GS, TEAM appeared as counsel on behalf of United Forum. 

DoT Counsel did not appear. MTNL Counsel pleaded for interim relief on original prayer. It was objected by other counsels. 

Honourable Judge did not accept the plea of MTNL Counsel and adjourned the case to next week. The next hearing is on 06/02/2018.


S. M. Sawant, Convenor &

J. S. Yadav, Chairman

United Forum Mumbai.


The representatives of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations, Delhi ( S/Shri Mange Ram Sharma, M.K.Bagchi, V.P.Bhardwaj, Rajiv Kumar, K.R.Yadav,S.N.Pandey, Jaswant Singh and     B.K.Dubey) met Shri Amit Yadav, Joint Secretary (Admin.), DOT as well as Director (PSU)/DOT today to discuss about the following issues :-

(1)    Merger of 50% IDA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 01/01/2007.

(2)    Prospect of Pay Revision and Pension Revision in MTNL w.e.f. 01/01/2017

(3)    Merger of MTNL and BSNL.

During an hour long discussion, we advance our point of views in respect of each of these issues. It is needless to reiterate those things here as they are widely known to all. Rather we mention here under the response of DOT in this respect so that everyone can understand the prospect of realising our demands vis-à-vis mind set of MTNL/DOT. 

(a)          D.O.T is not inclined to go ahead straightway with the proposal of MTNL for financial assistance from DOT for implementation of IDA neutralisation @ 78.2% w.e.f 01/01/2007. DOT looks towards the committee formed to deal with the demands of MTNL employees to evolve and recommend a suitable package to help revival of MTNL, linking a number of contentious HR issues, e.g., reduction of staff strength implementing VRS etc. as well as linking the said IDA neutralisation @ 78.2%. If that be the possibly done a case, DOT may consider it at some point. There is no time frame even for this. DOT is visibly uncomfortable with the way the court case in Mumbai High Court is developing. We have clarified that it is MTNL that has filed the case to stop agitation. We are the respondents. It is in its own wisdom Honourable High Court has dug into the root causes of agitation. None should challenge the wisdom of Honourable Court. 

(b)          As regards Pay Revision, the response of DOT is candid and clear i.e., pay revision violating of or deviating from the affordability clause is ruled out as for this, cabinet approval is needed. DOT does not see any prospect in such move as of now. Even “0”% revision of pay will increase the amount of pension contributions payable by MTNL considerably and MTNL is not in a position to take that burden. 

As regards pension revision, the response of DOT is somewhat in affirmative but here again the establishment unit of DOT is somewhat confused about the way forward to a solution. Our proposal to find a solution within the frame work of the recommendations of 7th CPC   as accepted by the Government for CD pensioners does not appear to have found a favourable nod yet. 

(  c)          As regards the much publicized issue of merger of MTNL and BSNL, DOT finds a number of road blocks in progressing this issue. 

   DOT feels as follows :

1)    BSNL is 100% owned by the Government whereas around 44% share of MTNL is not owned by the Government. SEBI does not permit merger of PSUs with such different status. So to give effect to merger proposal, Government needs to purchase all the shares which are presently out of hand.

2)    MTNL’s market loan is around 17000 crores. MTNL’s claim of having its own unutilized assets of 20000 crores is an “exaggerated” figure. BSNL’s present liabilities are around 4000 crores .BSNL can not and should not invite the additional liabilities

3)    There exist the thorny differences and disparities in respect of HR issues on both sides, both in respect of DOT recruited employees absorbed and the employees recruited by the respective PSUs subsequently. There are fears of irreconcilable irritations in merging the comparable cadres. 

Thus ends the meeting.



The Pensioners Meet held at Dombivili on 20/01/2018 was successful with happy participation by pensioners. 

Doubts and queries on 'Revision of Pension", 78.2% IDA, Court case, Case with labour commissioner, PPOs, CGHS, CGHIS etc were clarified by Sri. S. M. Sawant, Sri. B. R. Pathak, and Sri. K. Jawahar.


As requested by RTOWA Mumbai the pending issue of recalculation of pension and consequent arrears payment to those retired before 01/04/2014 but either

1. 1. disciplinary cases settled after 01/04/2014 or

2. 2. retrospective promotion after retirement or

3. 3. Pay anomaly settled after retirement, was taken up.

These cases are pending for a long time at Mumbai. In this regard Sri. S. S. Nanda Convenor and Sri. R.K. Mudgal Org. Secretary met CAO(FMS) Delhi because these cases need some system modifications.   CAO (FMS-Delhi) assured that she would discuss these issues with RTOWA Mumbai during her visit to MTNL Mumbai next week and settle the issues.


 Then the long pending hospital treatment medical bill case of a Mumbai Pensioner, Sri. H. P. Yadav was taken up with DGM(HR) and had detailed discussions. He was convinced. He also agreed to write to Mumbai unit to settle the issue. 

RTOWA Mumbai will further pursue the above mentioned cases. 

-      --By S. S. Nanda Convenor Co-Ordination Committee RTOWA Mumbai and Delhi


RTOWA and MPWA jointly organise Pensioners Meet at 




Venue :-

Balkrishna Mangal Karyalaya Hall, Opp. Dombivli(East) Railway station.    

One can get down from middle bridge Thane side.

Hall is visible.


On 20/01/2018 Saturday at 3 pm.


CGHIS/CGHS, PPOs, Revision of Pension, Court case, Case with Labour Commissioner   etc. will be discussed. 


Joining as Member, giving Donations, signing individual letter campaign etc. can be done. 


Please note down and bring your PPO number to mention in the individual letter campaign.


All pensioners residing Beyond Thane are invited.




It is reliably learnt that MTNL Board has passed resolution for merger of MTNL and BSNL in the Board Meeting held on 16/01/2018. The proposal will be sent to DoT/Communication ministry for taking further steps for merger.


 RTOWA and MPWA jointly organise Pensioners Meet at  


On 12/01/2018 

Friday at 3 pm.  

CGHIS/CGHS, PPOs, Revision of Pension, Court case, Case with Labour Commissioner   etc. will be discussed.

All pensioners residing at Navi Mumbai are invited.  

Joining as Member, giving Donations, signing individual letter campaign also can be done.


03/01/2018: APPEAL: 


Recently Executive Committee of RTOWA has decided to create a Legal Fund.  

The on-going case in Bombay High Court and likelihood of filing case in High Court for Revision of Pension are the reasons to create Legal Fund. 

Therefore on behalf of EC this Appeal is made to all pensioners to contribute liberally to achieve our genuine demands.


Executive Committee Meeting of RTOWA was held on 30/12/2017. 

The following issues were reviewed.  

1. Date of extension of CGHS,

2. Case with Labour Commissioner, 

3. Case at Bombay High Court,

4. Local meetings of Pensioners jointly with MPWA and

5. Individual letter Campaign for Revision of Pension. 

After discussions on all issues the following decisions were taken. 

1. To actively pursue the case with Labour Commissioner, 

2. To continue our support to United Forum in the case at Bombay High Court,

3. To hold at least four more local meetings of Pensioners in January-2018 and 

4. To build up "Legal Fund" to support United Forum in the case at Bombay High Court as well as to ready ourselves to seek legal remedy, if need be, for Revision of Pension. 

The importance to have a sizable fund for "Legal" option was recognised by the EC. 

It was decided to Appeal to the Members to liberally donate for the "Legal Fund".

The meeting ended thereafter.


News From Co-Ordination Committee Of RTOWA Mumbai and Delhi :- 

Last date for application to CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) has been extended up to 31/01/2018. The issue was pursued through letters by RTOWA Mumbai / United Forum Mumbai and by personal pursuit by Sri. S. S. Nanda GS RTOWA Delhi/Convenor Co-Ordination Committee.

Please CLICK HERE to view the orders dated 30/12/2017.

29/12/2017: IDA FROM 01/01/2018:

All India CPI (IW) for November 2017 is 288.That is one point up.

Therefore IDA from January 2018 is likely to be 126.9% i.e., an increase of 2.6%.


Last date for application to CGHIS (Medical Insurance Scheme) has been extended up to 20/01/2018.



It is learnt that more than 6000 pensioners have neither applied for CGHS nor for CGHIS so far. Either of the medical facilities must be availed by the pensioners. 

It is also learnt that about 1700 pensioners who had availed CGHIS last year have not yet applied for its renewal this year. 

RTOWA requests all pensioners to apply to either of CGHS or CGHIS. Please spread the message and help the pensioners who are ignorant.


Case Hearing in Mumbai High Court: 

The case filed by MTNL in Honourable High Court of Mumbai against United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations and others came for hearing yesterday (19/12/2017) in the evening at about 6.30 pm.

Sri. A. K. Kaushik appeared as Counsel for United Forum. 

Advocate representing MTNL pleaded to secure directions from Honourable Court to impose restrictions on the agitations launched by the employees. 

This was vehemently opposed by all the counsels representing various Associations and Unions. They argued that MTNL is a Govt. owned company and it has yet to comply with the instructions of the statutory authority to pay for full DA neutralization w.e.f. 01/01/2007. DOT cannot run away from its responsibility of ensuring that its erstwhile employees get full DA neutralization. This is mandatory and thereby not negotiable. 

It was also informed to Honourable High Court that DOT withdrew huge amount from MTNL’s coffer on various heads and at various occasions. So DOT should come forward as hinted earlier. 

To this Honourable High Court asked for clear statement from DOT’s advocate. DOT’s advocate pleaded for more time to seek further instructions from DOT. 

Time is granted. Next hearing will take place in the New Year on 23rd. January. 

-- S. Yadav Chairman United Forum Mumbai &

S. M. Sawant Convenor United Forum Mumbai

19/12/2017: PENSIONERS MEET: 

RTOWA and MPWA jointly hold a 


On 22/12/2017 

at DALVI HALL Near Railway Station

Borivali West

            at 2 pm

All doubts of pensioners regarding CGHS, CGHIS, 78.2% Revision of Pension etc will be clarified.

*Pensioners residing on western line from Andheri onwards are requested to attend.* 

You may join Individual letter campaign, Become member and offer Donations etc.

RTOWA accepts membership fee of Rs.1000 and donations by CHEQUE.

---B. R. Pathak GS RTOWA & S. M. Sawant GS MPWA


 United Forum meets CMD-MTNL: 

The representatives of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations Delhi met Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD MTNL on 16/12/2017.  

Discussed about the DOT’s help in implementing DA neutralization @78.2% as on 01/01/2007 as well as prospect of pay revision and pension revision. 

United Forum apprised CMD that the affidavit filed by DOT in Honourable High Court, Mumbai, in response to MTNL’s proposal for providing fund for implementation of 78.2% is little short of negative. 

DOT has stated to Honourable High Court that DPE does not permit such funding.

United Forum told CMD that the affidavit may be a severe road block before the Committee constituted by DOT. 

However CMD’s assessment is different in this respect. He said that the Committee has been formed following his meeting with Honourable MOS( C ) and he is hopeful about  its outcome.  

Our representatives have requested CMD to provide expeditiously to the Committee “some inputs” asked for by the Committee from MTNL to avoid delay. He has assured to look into this. 

---By Shri M. K. Bagchi, Convenor, United Forum Delhi.


RTOWA is continuously pursuing the pension files of about 200 pensioners retired prior to 01/04/2014 pending at MTNL pension wing. In all these cases PPO has not yet been issued. It is now learnt that a way out has been found in the recent meeting held between the officers of FMS and Pension sections. 

As informed by DGM (Pension-MTNL) all these cases are likely to be settled within a month and PPO will be issued. 

It is learnt that in respect of DoT pensioners i e. those who retired prior to 01/11/1998 (Non executives) and retired prior to 01/10/2000 (Executives) the work of revision of pension as per the recent orders has picked up momentum .


United Forum met DOT Officers  on 13/12/2017. 

The representatives of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations, Delhi met Shri S. K.Jain, DDG(Estt.) and Shri Pawan Gupta, Director (SU) of DOT. 

They tried to know the Terms and Conditions of the Committee formed by DOT on the issue of Demands of MTNL Unions and Associations. They also wanted to know the time period by which the Committee is expected to give recommendations / suggestions. 

The following impressions they could gather from the discussion :- 

(1) Only one preliminary meeting was held so far on 28/11/2017. “Some inputs” have been asked for from MTNL. 

(2) The Committee may examine the issue of 78.2% DA neutralization and other issues like pay/pension revision in MTNL where DOT may be required to be involved. 

(3) No time period is decided yet. In the course of examining the issues, consultation with the Department of Expenditures and other concerned departments may be needed. 

(4) The issue of equalizing pay scales of the comparable cadres of MTNL/BSNL will be figured in the deliberations of the Committee. 

(5) It is too early to find out whether the recommendations of some other committee for revival of MTNL will be clubbed with the recommendations of this Committee. 

(6) DOT seems to be interested to weigh the proceedings of the Honourable High Court of Mumbai before deciding anything. Next hearing of Honourable Mumbai High Court case will be held on 19/12/2017. 

(7) As per officers, DOT is quite open minded in examining the issues related to the demands. 

----The news is as conveyed by Shri M. K. Bagchi Convenor United Forum Delhi. ---


Some pensioners have a view that the "Pension Revision" must be done as per 3rd PRC.  

The demand of pension revision 'as per 7th Pay Commission orders' was decided after thorough deliberations by RTOWA Mumbai and RTOWA Delhi in their EC as well as jointly in the Co-Ordination Committee of both RTOWAs. 

Discussions with BSNL Pensioners Associations also took place, and they also demand as per 7th Pay Commission orders.  

Now it seems some pensioners of MTNL Delhi are writing letters to Minister requesting Pension Revision as per 3rd PRC. This will weaken our letter campaign. 

 The Letter Campaign was mooted and decided in the Co Ordination Committee meeting of RTOWA Mumbai and Delhi held during September-2017 at Mumbai and endorsed by United Forum Mumbai in the recent meeting. 

So abiding by the decision of Co-Ordination Committee of RTOWA Delhi and Mumbai as well as United Forum Mumbai this appeal is made to all pensioners of MTNL Mumbai and Delhi to participate in this letter campaign demanding Pension Revision as per orders the orders of 7th Pay Commission.

12/12/2017: PPOs of PRE 01/04/2014 retirees:

List of 2055 PPOs of pre 01/04/2014 retirees is given below. These PPOs are at the office of AO PDA, Third Floor, Currey Road Telephone Exchange for distribution. 

Pensioners residing at Mumbai are requested to collect the PPOs personally or by giving authority. 

PPOs of outstation pensioners will be sent by post as informed by AO PDA. 

Please CLICK HERE to view the list.

12/12/2017: LIFE CERTIFICATES RECEIVED FROM 21/11/2017 TO 30/11/2017:

A List of Pensioners who have submitted Life Certificates from 21/11/2017 to 30/11/2017 is as under. Their pension for November-2017 has been drawn and credited yesterday. RTOWA convey its THANKS to AO PDA and his staff.

Please CLICK HERE to view the list.


Dear Friends, 

Government is silent on pension revision. We demand pension revision as per orders on 7th Pay Commission. 

 RTOWA and MPWA have decided to launch "Letter Campaign". 

Please send letter in the following format to Sri. Manoj Sinha Honourable Minister for Communications requesting for revision of pension. 

The letter may either be in English or in Hindi. 

In addition to letter please send the letter by email also. Email id is given in the letter itself. 

Appeal to those who can print copies.....please take copies and distribute to other pensioners also. 

Please start sending letters and e mail. Please tell your friends. 

Let thousands of letters reach Minister. 

Make it a grand success......to achieve Pension Revision.

For format of the draft letter please click the following Links.

English Format         Hindi Format.


The case in Bombay High Court was heard today. Shri. A.K. Kaushik appeared as Counsel on behalf of United Forum. DoT filed an affidavit regarding financial implications. Copy of the affidavit was given to all respondents. The case was adjourned to 19/12/2017.

The copy of DoT's affidavit is as under: 

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By J. S. Yadav Chairman & S. M. Sawant Convenor.


Today the office bearers Sri. K. Jawahar President, Sri. M. R. Dixit AGS, Sri. S. M. Sawant Convenor UF & GS MPWA and  Sri. Toraskar Treasurer MPWA met Sri. M. Dhuri AO PDA and discussed about Life Certificates and PPOs. The details are: 

1. Pension for November-2017 of those who had given LC from 21/11/2017 to 30/11/2017 will be paid by 11/12/2017. The list will be available within a couple of days. 

2. Those who give LC from 01/12/2017 to 20/12/2017 will get pension for November-2017 along with pension for December-2017. 

3. There are about 1000 PPOs are pending for distribution. These PPOs will be sent by post (even to local residents) from next week onwards.

The office bearers thanked him for nice arrangements and systematic approach in handling Life Certificates. 


Then the team met Sri. Panchal AO (Pen) DoT. The following issues were discussed with him. 

1. Delay in sanction of Pension and preparation of PPOs of current year retirees :-

a) PPOs of those retired on 31/05/2017 are being printed now. Pension payment has started for retirees up to 31/08/2017. He assured to pull up the work. 

b) There are about 30 cases of pension refixation due to retrospective financial upgradation after retirement. Solution in FMS is still awaited.


2. Revision of pension of those retired prior to absorption as per 7th Pay Commission :-

There are about 5000 pensioners including about 650 pro rata pensioners. The work is in full swing for about 2500 pensioners. In most of the remaining cases the problem is non availability of records with MTNL. 


Then they met Sri. A.C. Kumar DGM (Pen) MTNL. 

 On discussions he said a meeting of officers of Pension section and FMS will be convened soon to find out solution to PPO preparation of about 200 retirees of prior to 01/04/2014.


The Service Books of all the Combined Service Pensioners will be kept in the custody of Principal CCA hereafter. Pension also will be sanctioned by DoT only in all future cases. Please CLICK here to view the O.M. dated 21/11/2017 issued by DoT in this regard.

27/11/2017: United Forum Mumbai News:

Meeting with Assistant Labour Commissioner took place today. 

MTNL Corporate Office filed following reply to ALC vide letter dated 18/11/2017.  

1. The issue of  78.2% IDA in revision of Pay/Pension wef 01/01/2007  is subjudiced as the matter is pending with Mumbai High Court and the next hearing in HC is on 19/12/2017. 

2. Another option to prorata optees:- Detailed financial implications have been called for from Mumbai and Delhi Units. Moreover this matter is subjudiced as it is pending with Principal CAT.  

3. CGHS :-The last date for application to CGHS with 50% reimbursement of Lifetime subscription is extended up to 31/12/2017.

At our request the Asst. Labour Commissioner  recorded the following :-

1.  Letter will be written by ALC to DoT for the progress in 78.2% issue.

2. Letter will be written by ALC to Director (Fin) CO to expedite and intimate the financial implications to DoT regarding another option to prorata optees. 

The ALC suggested Unions to meet CMD again regarding 100% reimbursement of CGHS subscriptions. 

The next meeting is scheduled on 21/12/2017.


The list of 12366  pensioners who have given Life Certificate (received by AO PDA through all sources) has been uploaded on pensioners portal "pensioner.mtnl.in"

Pension for November-2017 will be drawn for all these pensioners.

How to search :-

                     Keeping the cursor on list "right click" the mouse; Click "Find" ;


PRESS ctrl+F on the list;

A small window opens in a corner of the screen; give staff No. Or PPO No.

The record will be highlighted if available. 

RTOWA thanks AO-PDA and his staff and all officers and staff on MTNL side for smooth handling of Life Certificate of more than 15000 combined service pensioners.


Meeting of United Forum, Delhi was held on 17/11/2017. 

 The outline of our response to court case filed in Honourable Delhi High Court was discussed and finalised. 

The development in Mumbai High Court was also discussed.

 The participants were informed about our recent discussions in DOT about our issues particularly 78.2% and prospect of pay/ pension revision in MTNL. 

As regards 78.2% issue, DOT sees the proposal of financial assistance to MTNL as a part of its ongoing “holistic approach” which DOT believes will help reviving MTNL’s viability as a telecom service provider. This may include proposal like reducing service period and implementing another doze of VRS. 

 This is naturally not accepted proposition to us. The entire matter is pending with Honourable Minister of Communications.

It is expected that the role of DOT in this respect will be clear from DOT’s written response to Mumbai High Court case. 

As regards pay/pension revision in MTNL, DOT is tight lipped. Perhaps DOT wants to see the final development of Pay revision in BSNL which is currently pending in DOT.


----M. K. Bagchi, Convenor.

16/11/2017: E.C. MEETING.

Executive Committee Meeting of our Association was held on 14/11/2017.

Two minutes silence was observed for departed souls of pensioners. 

Accounts for October-2017 was approved. 

Regarding Life Certificate, members expressed satisfaction of the arrangements at AO PDA Office. 

Decided to pursue the issue of pending PPOs of retirees prior to 01/04/2014 and delay in preparation of current year PPOs vigorously. 

Revision of Pension issue was discussed again. Decided to discuss the individual letter campaign in the next United Forum meeting to launch the campaign jointly with MPWA. 

EC members were requested to propagate among pensioners to apply for either CGHS or CGHIS by 31/12/2017. 

The meeting concluded thereafter.


The last date for application to CGHS or CGHIS is 31/12/2017.  

Those who have already applied for CGHIS can also apply for CGHS if DOT PPO is received now.

Please spread the information among all pensioners and insist them to apply for any scheme. Out of 15500 combined service pensioners of MTNL Mumbai, it is learnt that about only 7000 pensioners have applied for these medical benefit schemes.


RTOWA Mumbai has written a letter to Minister of Communications regarding revision of Pension. To view the letter please CLICK HERE.


The suit filed by MTNL Mumbai against United Forum and others was heard today by Bombay High Court. 

DoT counsel presented that MTNL is a incipient (developing / becoming) sick unit and all the liabilities including 78.2% IDA arrears has to be considered by DPE. 

 At this stage all three counsels of Unions and Associations said 78.2% IDA is an admitted liability and MTNL has not been declared as sick unit. 

 Honourable judge asked DoT counsel to submit their reply regarding their commitment to extend financial assistance to MTNL within 4 weeks. DoT counsel asked for six weeks time for the same. 

All counsels of Unions & Associations said that the issue of 78.2% is pending for so many years. MTNL Board with its approval for payment of 78.2% IDA for its employees forwarded a proposal to DoT for providing financial assistance in December 2016. Hence much time should not be given to DoT. 

But Honourable Judge acceded to the request of DoT counsel and gave six weeks to submit reply in this regard and fixed next date of hearing on 19/12/2017.

Convenor: S.M. Sawant

Chairman: J.S. Yadav

06/11/2017: News from United Forum Delhi :- 

The representatives of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations have met Shri Siva Salam, Additional secretary ( T ) today to have discussions on our pending issues in MTNL. 

Shri Pawan Gupta, Director (PSU) was present during the discussion. It was a healthy and lengthy discussion for an hour.

The net extract in brief is as follows :- 

1. The proposal of provision of financial assistance to MTNL from the Government to meet the expected expenditures required to provide  DA neutralization @78.2% w.e.f. 01/01/2007 to MTNL employees has been sent to the Honourable MOS ( C ) and the Honourable Minister has to take a call on this.

2. It is apparent from the discussion that this matter of financial assistance may be considered only after clubbing with the proposal of revival of MTNL which, in turn, includes the proposals like (a) reduction of retirement age to 58 years and (b) VRS both. Our strong objections against this have been conveyed.

3. As regards the Pay Revision after 3rd. PRC, he is not inclined to comment at this stage. DOT seems waiting to see the end result of the ongoing proposal of pay revision in BSNL.

 As regards the future pension revision in MTNL, he has hinted that some matter related to pension revision in MTNL is presently afoot under Member (Finance), DOT.

 The meeting has to end at that stage as he had other preoccupations.

03/11/2017: COURT CASE FOR 78.2:

The case in Bombay High Court scheduled for hearing on 03/11/2017 has been postponed to 07/11/2017.


Today the office bearers (K. Jawahar President, B. R. Pathak GS and M. R. Dixit AGS ) met all Accounts officers of CCA and MTNL Pension Section and discussed about various issues. 


1. All pensioners and family pensioners should give Life Certificate from 01/11/2017 onwards. 

2. In addition to the life certificate Family Pensioners should give non Remarriage certificate.

3. In addition to Life Certificate, Executives (E4 onwards) who retired after 01/11/2016 should give non employment certificate.

4. All pensioners irrespective of the new PPO has been issued or not should give Life Certificate if they are in receipt of pension.

Life Certificate form may be downloaded from "pensioner.mtnl.in" OR from the above link.


Submission of Life certificate :-

1. The simplest way is to go to AO PDA Office in person with PPO Book, Aadhar Card and PAN Card. The life certificate form can be collected from Currey Road Office. 


2. Fill up the Life certificate form and get it attested by bank manager or any gazetted officer of state or central govt. Then the attested certificate may be sent by post to AO PDA or handed over at any MTNL Area Office for onward transmission to AO PDA.


3. If new PPO is received, life certificate can be given online at Jeevan Praman Centre  through biometric verification  linked with Aadhar card

23/10/2017: Reimbursement of CGHS Contribution :- 

All areas have started reimbursing the 50% contribution to the pensioners who have got CGHS Cards. 

After receipt of CGHS Card please apply for reimbursement on a plain paper attaching the original receipt issued by CGHS.

14/10/2017: E.C. MEETING.

Executive Committee Meeting of our Association was held on 13/10/2017.

Sri. K. Jawahar President congratulated EC members for conducting AGB successfully and smoothly. 

Accounts for August-2017 and September-2017 were approved. 

Sri. B.R. Pathak GS briefed about CGHS/CGHIS issues. 

Sri. J. S. Yadav Chairman United Forum and Organising Secretary RTOWA elaborated about the Court case filed by MTNL against United Forum. After discussions it was decided that RTOWA will continue to give full support to United Forum and continue to be an active constituent of United Forum. 

The issue of "Revision of Pension" was discussed at length. In this regard the suggestion of RTOWA Delhi to launch a campaign  "Letter to PM" was discussed. All pensioners should write to PM requesting revision of pension. The modalities will be decided soon in consultation with RTOWA Delhi and MPWA and the campaign will be launched.

The meeting was concluded. 


Today the office bearers (Shri K. Jawahar, Shri B.R. Pathak, Shri M.R. Dixit, Shri J. S. Yadav and Virendra Singh) met Sri. Rajveer Singh DDG (SR & Estates)  at ED's office Mumbai. 

The issue of “undrawn HRA being charged by BSNL MH Circle from MTNL Pensioners towards additional rent for occupation of quarters after retirement” was discussed at length. 

 RTOWA requested DDG to direct BSNL

1) to issue NOC to refund the withheld gratuity of Rs. One lakh from pensioners,

2) to implement DoT's guidelines for occupation of BSNL quarters by MTNL Pensioners  after retirement and

3) to refund any excess amount recovered from MTNL Pensioners in this regard. 

Sri. Rajveer Singh DDG was in favour of our demands and assured to settle the issue soon.


Today Sri. K. Jawahar President and Sri. M. R. Dixit AGS met DGM (Pen- MTNL) and all AOs of CCA at Currey Road office and discussed various issues. 

1. PPOs of all pensioners retired before 01/04/2014 will be ready by the end of this month.

Pensioners can collect them in person or through authority when they go for giving Life Certificate. 

2. Pension revision arrears have been paid almost to all the entitled pensioners. 

3. Arrears of gratuity have been paid or processed for all the entitled pensioners whose sanctions have been received from MTNL Area Accounts Sections. 

4. The delay in settlement of pensionary benefits of current year retirees was discussed with DGM (Pen) who assured to take initiatives to curb the delay. 

5. Arrangements for submission of life certificate during November-2017 was discussed.


Petition filed by MTNL against United Forum and others was heard yesterday by Bombay High Court. 

Sri. A. K. Kaushik appeared as Counsel for United Forum. Office bearers of all Unions and Associations were also present. 

DoT's lawyer pleaded for more time. 

Honourable High Court turned down the request of DoT/MTNL and fixed the next date of hearing on today. 

Today (10/10/2017) the case was heard by Bombay High Court. 

The Honourable court heard all and took note of DoT's commitment conveyed to Regional Labour Commission Mumbai vide their letter dated 18/08/2017. Honourable Court directed DOT to submit its response with reference to its letter to RLC by 03/11/2017. United Forum and other Unions and Associations agreed to defer the strike.

The case is adjourned to 03/11/2017. 

Copy of DoT letter to RLC Mumbai dated 18/08/2017. ( CLICK HERE). 

Shri.A. K. Kaushik presented the case on behalf of United Forum Mumbai. 

All office bearers of Unions and Associations were present in the court.



Meeting of United Forum was held on 04/10/2017. Office bearers of all Unions and Associations participated. Further course of action in view of High Court case was discussed. Decided to request  Sri. A. K. Kaushik GS- TEAM HQ to appear as lawyer of United Forum Mumbai before the High Court Mumbai on 09/10/2017. 

On 07/10/2017 the United Forum met again. Sri. A. K. Kaushik addressed the meeting. The further course of action was again discussed. Decided to wait and see further proceedings in the court. 

Today (09/10/2017), the case comes up in the High Court Mumbai.


News Conveyed by Sri. S. S. Nanda, Convenor Co-Ordination Committee of RTOWA Mumbai and Delhi:- 

The last date for submission of application for CGHS for retirees has been extended up to 31/12/2017. 

RTOWA appeals to all members to spread this news. Every pensioner should enrol either in CGHS or CGHIS. The schemes of medical facilities should be availed by all the pensioners.

Please CLICK HERE for copy of orders. 


United Forum Mumbai has written to MTNL deferring rally on 04/10/2017.

Please Click the following Links to view the letter.

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United Forum's Rally on 04/10/2017 has been deferred. 

Mumbai High Court has directed DoT to appear before the court on 09/10/2017. The United Forum and all the Unions and Associations agreed to defer all agitations up to 10/10/2017.  

United Forum will take a decision on further agitation depending upon the outcome of the court case on 09/10/2017.


01/10/2017: IDA INCREASE:

All India CPI (IW) for the month of August is 285. Therefore IDA from October-2017 will be 124.3%. There will be an increase of 5.3% IDA with effect from 01/10/2017.


28/09/2017: HIGH COURT ORDER:

The petition filed by MTNL management against United forum Mumbai was heard today. The Honourable High Court has directed all the Union & Association involved in Agitation to defer All the Agitations till 10/10/2017.The same has been accepted by all agitating Unions/Association before the court. The petition is again Scheduled for hearing on 09/10/2017.The High Court had further directed the Government of India to remain present in the court to resolve our long pending issues. Earlier the MTNL management said that the matter of 78.2 %IDA neutralization is only possible if DoT provides fund for it and that is why court has directed to  Govt.(DoT) to remain present before court.

    United forum Zindabad.

Please CLICK HERE to view the High Court order dated 28/09/2017.

27/09/2017: STRIKE FROM 29/09/2017:

The Meeting of United forum Mumbai was held today. In the said meeting it was decided not to participate in the indefinite strike with effect from 29/09/2017. However, decision in this regard will be reviewed based on the outcome of Bombay High Court directive whose hearing is scheduled on 28/09/2017.

  --- J.S. Yadav Chairman, United forum, Mumbai.


Today on behalf of Co-Ordination Committee of RTOWA Mumbai and Delhi Sri. S. S. Nanda Convenor and other office bearers of RTOWA Delhi met Director (HR). In that meeting GM (HR), ED Delhi and ED Mumbai were also present. 

RTOWA reiterated that the pensioners even if they are within the coverage area of CGHS should be allowed to opt for CGHIS if they so desire. 

RTOWA further requested that last date for application to CGHS as well as CGHIS should be extended. 

Dir (HR) agreed to both of these demands and orders in this regard are likely to be issued soon.



MTNL Management now tries to suppress our agitation by filing petition in the High Court. 

MTNL has filed a case against United Forum, Kamghar Sangh & its allied Associations in the High Court Mumbai. 

The plea by MTNL :-

1. To issue stay orders against agitation

2. Any agitation should be done beyond 200 meters from MTNL Premises. 

Office bearers of all Unions and Associations led by Chairman of United Forum S/Sri. J. S. Yadav, R. R. Mishra, J.Mathias,  Rajagopal, Gulab Jadhav, Haldankar, Shetty, G. P. Yadav,  Mrs. Jothi, and others  appeared before the High Court on 26/09/2017. 

After hearing both the sides Honourable Court observed that Mumbai is congested and beyond  200 meters means agitations may have to be done on roads which is not desirable.

 Further the Honourable Court directed MTNL to file written statement by 28th September-2017 specifying  the time limit by which the issues will be resolved. The case was adjourned to 28/09/2017. 

The views and directions of Honourable High Court Mumbai are most positive.

17/09/2017: AGB-2017- PHOTO GALLERY.

Please Click the following Links to view the photo concerned.

Shri B.R. Pathak, G.S. welcomes Shri S.S. Nanda, G.S. RTOWA-Delhi

Shri M.R.Dixit AGS welcomes Shri J.S.Yadav, Chairman, U.Forum

Shri K.Jawahar President welcomes Shri Bhosale, DGM(IR)

Shri S.V.Gajam Vice President welcomes Shri J.J. Mathias, GS, MEA.

Shri Jawahar, Welcomes Shri Pravin Punj, ED Mumbai.

Shri Nanda, GS, RTOWA Delhi.

Shri J.S. Yadav, Chairman, United Forum.

Shri R.K. Mudgal, AGS, RTOWA Delhi.

Shri Mathias, GS, MEA, Mumbai.

Shri Pravin Punj , ED, MTNL Mumbai.

Shri Jawahar, President, RTOWA Mumbai.

Our Delegates. 

Our Delegates.

16/09/2017: AGB-2017 REPORTS



15/09/2017: AGB MEETING-2017:

Today our AGM was held. More than 200 members attended AGM and Open Session.

Office Bearers of RTOWA Delhi viz.,


S.S. Nanda ,

R. K. Mudgal,

S.K. Bhatia and

A. K. Kapoor were special participants in our AGM. 

The GB approved Annual report and Audited Accounts.  

Sri. S. K. Patil and Co was appointed as Auditor for the year 2017-2018. 

Sri. A. K. Kapoor spoke on Revision of Pension. Sri. R. K. Mudgal AGS RTOWA Delhi spoke on medical facilities. Shri. S.S. Nanda GS RTOWA Delhi and Convenor of Co-Ordination Committee of RTOWA Mumbai and Delhi spoke on 78.2% IDA and other issues. 

In the Open Session Sri. Pravin Punj ED was the Chief Guest. Sri. Bhosale DGM(IR), Sri. Wani SM(IR), Sri. J.S. Yadav Chairman United Forum Mumbai, Sri. J. Mathias GS MEA, Sri. T. L. Gaikwad SC/ST Association, Sri. H. S. Upadhyay Vice President United Forum and Sri. Chincholkar our founder President were the Honourable guests. 

Sri.K. Jawahar our President gave welcome address. Sri. B.R. Pathak our GS delivered key note address. 

Sri.J.J. Mathias in his speech congratulated the pensioners for their active participation in agitations. He appealed to all to participate in the rally to be held on 04/10/2017. 

Sri.J. S. Yadav was aggressive in his speech justifying our demands. He criticised MTNL and DoT for their negative attitude and negative approach towards our demands. 

Sri. S. S. Nanda comprehensively put forth the demands of the pensioners. He also said that RTOWA Mumbai and Delhi will fight together for Revision of Pension, 100% reimbursement of CGHS Contribution, Enhancement of features of CGHIS any issue relating to pensioners. 

Sri. Bhosale DGM (IR) gave a brief of orders issued by Corporate Office about regarding medical facilities. 

Sri. Pravin Punj, ED in his speech agreed to the need for revamping the procedures for settlement of pension dues within a month of retirement. He further said initiatives have already been taken by MTNL and DoT to resolve the issues raised by pensioners. 

The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Sri. M. R. Dixit our AGS. 

14/09/2017: Meeting of Co-Ordination Committee of RTOWA Mumbai and Delhi :- 

The meeting was held on 14/09/2017. 

All the issues viz., Revision of pension, Medical Facilities, 78.2% IDA, Time bound promotion to VRS retirees etc were discussed at length. Strategies and further course of action was discussed.  

It was decided to launch individual letter campaign by all pensioners for revision of pension, by sending letter to Prime Minister.

The need for preserving unity of pensioners within RTOWA was recognised.

The meeting was concluded on cordial note.


Today hundreds of MTNL executives, non-executives and pensioners observed full day Hunger Strike in front of the Telephone House, Prabhadevi, Mumbai  under the banner of the United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations, Mumbai. 

During the lunch hour a massive demonstration was staged amidst chanting of slogans. Representatives of the constituents of the United Forum spoke on the occasion. Addressing the gathering the speaker after speaker reminded the members to be prepared for a bigger struggle as the MTNL management is in no mood even to think about the demands . Speakers also said that proceeding before the Regional Labour Commissioner is also being pursued by the United Forum vigorously. 

Almost all speakers elaborately justified the demands which included 78.2% IDA w.e.f. 01-01-2007, Pay Revision, Pension Revision, CGHS and CGHIS and one more option to pro-rata optees for combined service pension. 

Speakers also reminded the members to participate in a big way in the rally to be taken out from Shivaji Park Telephone Exchange Building to Telephone House. The timing and the route of the rally will be intimated later on. 

The speakers included Com J J Mathias-GS MEA Mumbai, Com R R Mishra--the CS TEAM, Com Virendra Singh-President MEA Mumbai, Com Pandey-GS MTNL Workers Union, Com Jyoti Sonawadekar-GS, Sanchar Union, Com, Badri Pathak- GS, RTOWA Mumbai, Com J S Yadav-Chairman, United Forum, Com K Jawahar -President, RTOWA Mumbai, Com S M Sawant-Convener, United Forum, Com Ghaywat- Bharatiya Republican Union and others.

12/09/2017: UNITED FORUM CALLS: 

All Employees and Pensioners are requested to participate in, 


ON 13/09/2017,

At Telephone House, Prabhadevi.

Demands :-

1. 78.2% IDA , 

2. Revision of Pay, 

3. Revision of Pension, 

4. Another option for Combined Service pension, 

5. 100% Reimbursement of CGHS subscription, 

6. NE-12 from '2009.


RTOWA is a Public Trust registered under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950. As per the bye laws the Audited Accounts should be shown to the members prior to holding AGB and comments on the accounts should be  invited. As our AGB is on 15/09/2017, the Audited Accounts for the year April-2016 to March-2017 are given below. Members may ask for any clarifications by 14/09/2017 evening. 

To view the Accounts please click the following Links.

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1. Last date for submission of application to CGHIS has been extended up to 25/09/2017. 

2. Procedure also has been simplified......

  a)Annexure-G (Self declaration) is sufficient if copy of last year's card is attached. 

  b)If last year card is not attached all forms A, B, F and G should be submitted. 

To view the orders please CLICK HERE.

08/09/2017: Meeting with CMD / DIR(HR) to discuss Medical Issues :  

MTNL CO called a meeting of RTOWA Co-ordination Committee Delhi & Mumbai and Majority Unions of Delhi and Mumbai on 07/09/2017 to discuss the Indoor Medical issues.  

Meeting was attended by Shri S S Nanda Convener , Shri R K Mudgal Organising Secretary of Co-ordination Committee and Representatives of Majority Unions of Delhi and Mumbai. 

 The meeting was held in Committee Room of MTNL CO at 3 PM. Meeting was chaired by DIR(HR). 

 He briefed about the Indoor Medical Insurance Policy of Working and retired employees and also told about the financial constraints of the company.  

Shri Dharamraj Singh GS , Shri Mahavir Singh President  MTNL Mazdoor Sangh and Shri Dilip Jadav GS MTNL Kamgar Sangh  Mumbai  pointed  out about the serious lapses of the insurance policy of the working employees and reluctant and non-cooperative attitude of the concerned officers of MTNL CO and representatives of  Insurance Company.  

DIR (HR) told that the terms and conditions of the policy are yet to be finalised. He assured that he will see the problems raised by union representatives and find out amicable solution.  

Shri S S Nanda , Shri R K Mudgal along with other union representatives of majority unions raised the problems faced by retirees in the non-CGHS areas and demanded to keep the CGHS medical policy optional.  

After elaborate discussions, he was convinced and directed GM (A) Delhi & Mumbai unit to issue the directives accordingly.  

 He also requested the Association / Unions Representatives that they should realise the financial condition of MTNL and should motivate the retirees to opt for CGHS facility.  

When Association / Union representatives tried to discuss the further important issues related to the CGHS / CGHIS policy of working / retirees, he said that "you discuss other matters with GM(HR)" and he was leaving the meeting. 

 Association representatives objected to it and tried to convince him that GM(HR) is not competent to take any decision on these critical issues. 

 But DIR (HR) was adamant on his view point. Under protest, Representatives of Unions / Associations walked out of the meeting. 

Association / Union representatives then met CMD MTNL and briefed him about the episode. CMD asked about the problem and gave a patience hearing. 

 After a long discussion-

 (i) he agreed to look into the discrepancies pointed out by the Association / Union representatives in the Insurance policy of working employees.  

(ii)  he agreed to release payment of the long pending indoor floater cases of Delhi and Mumbai.  

(iii)  he also agreed to continue the Medical Insurance Policy for those residing in Non-CGHS areas and for others also who want to register themselves in the Medical Insurance Policy with some valid reasons. 

Rest of the issues are still to be discussed with the management. 

Coordination Committee of RTOWA Delhi & Mumbai wrote a letter to CMD MTNL mentioning the Medical issues of retirees.

Please CLICK HERE to view the letter. 

07/09/2017: Arrears of Geatuity difference :-   

Today the office bearers Shri K. Jawahar, Shri S. V. Gajam and Shri V. K. Bhatia met CAO (Cash) O/O CCA at Juhu and requested him to release payment of gratuity difference arrears of 135 pensioners.  He assured to release ECS payment within a couple of days. 

 Then they met Sr.AO (Pen) at CCA Office at Currey Road. No case of gratuity arrears is pending with him. However, he said that about 103 cases are yet to be received from MTNL Area offices.  

PPOs of Retired prior to 01/04/2014 :-

PPOs for all pensioners retired prior to 01/04/2014 have been printed. Binding of more than 3500 PPOs and signature of AO are going on. On completion, a list will be uploaded on web site "pensioner.mtnl.in". PPOs of outstation retirees will be sent by post.  

PPOs of Current year retirees :- 

PPOs of retirees of January-2017 are being prepared. The office bearers pointed out the backlog of more than 6 months and requested the concerned AO to pull up and bring down the time span to around three months, as PPO is required to apply for CGHS.   

He said that PPOs of those pensioners desiring to apply for CGHS will be prepared on priority basis if the pensioner requested in writing after receipt of Commutation amount.  

05/09/2017: HUNGER STRIKE.


United Forum of MTNL Mumbai calls all employees and pensioners to participate in,  

Whole Day Hunger Strike and Mass Demonstration during Lunch Hours on 13/09/2017

at Telephone House in pursuit of following demands :-  

1. 78.2% IDA in revision of Pay / Pension on 01/01/2017. 

2. Pension revision as per 7th Pay Commission and Pay revision as per 3rd PRC. 

3. CGHS to be optional and 100% reimbursement of CGHS Contribution. 

4. Another option to pro rata pension optees for combined service pension.


RTOWA's Nineth Annual General Body Meeting will be held on 15/09/2017 at 11 A.M. followed by Open Session at 12:30 P.M.  

Venue: Mitradham C.H.S. Community Hall, Behind SBI Parel, Near to Parel Railway Station.  

Shri Sunilkumar Director (HR) will be the Chief Guest. The following will be our other Honourable Guests.  

Shri Pravin Punj ED, MTNL, Mumbai,  

Smt. Monali Dhakate CCA, Mumbai,  

Smt. Meena Chauhan GM(HR), C.O. MTNL, Delhi,  

Shri Sultan Ahmed GM(Finance-CO), Delhi and  

Shri A.P. Singh GM(Finance-MTNL), Mumbai.  

Shri S.S. Nanda G.S. RTOWA Delhi, Shri J.S. Yadav Chairman United Forum Mumbai, Shri S.M. Sawant Convenor United Forum, Mumbai and Office bearers of all constituent Unions and Associations will grace the Open Session.  

Officers of Pension Section of MTNL and CCA, Admin and IR Sections of MTNL Mumbai also will grace the Open Session.

All members of RTOWA are requested to participate.

Non members (All retired executives of MTNL Mumbai) too are requested to participate by becoming a member at the venue itself.

To view the Notice please CLICK HERE.



On 01/09/2017, Shri B.R. Pathak G.S. and Shri M.R.Dixit A.G.S. met the Accounts Officers of CCA Office at Currey Road.

All the PPOs for retirees upto 31/03/2014 will be ready by the end of this month. The list will be published on website after the work is over.

Gratuity Arrears have been paid almost to all the entitled pensioners. A few left over cases are yet to be received from MTNL.

There is delay in preparation of PPO of current year retirees. The concerned AO informed that the work will be pulled up within a couple of months.

Then they met DE(IR) and discussed about CGHS and CGHIS.


02/09/2017:  MTNL's Policy of Medical Facilities to Retirees:

Corporate Office MTNL is mulling to reframe its ' Policy of Medical Facilities to Retirees'. In this regard RTOWA (Mumbai and Delhi) has conveyed its views to CMD. The gist is as under:

1. CGHS should be optional.

2. 100% Reimbursement of CGHS Contribution.

3. The Reimbursement scheme of CGHS Contribution should be applicable to future retirees too.

4. CGHIS cover, on exhaustion should be 100% restored. 

5. The cut in OPD entitlement towards CGHIS premium should be removed.

6. On retirement the insurance scheme of working employees should be extended for three months, during the intervening period till the retiree gets enrolled to CGHS or CGHIS.

Please view the letter written by RTOWA to CMD in this regard by clicking the following Links.

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24/08/2017: CGHIS EXTENSION UPTO 30/09/2018.

The present medical scheme of Insurance for hospital treatment plus Reimbursement of OPD Bills by MTNL CGHIS (Contributory Group Health Insurance Scheme) is continued for the year from 01/10/2017 to 30/9/2018. 

The application should be submitted to Area SM (Admn) by 12/09/2017. 

Pensioners who have not received the PPO and who do not want to join CGHS may submit application form. 

To view the orders issued by the ED, MTNL, Mumbai please CLICK HERE.


                              Around 300 working as well as retired executives and non-executives of MTNL Mumbai today participated in the Day Long Dharna protesting against the non-settlement of 78.2% IDA, Pay and Pension revision, CGHS, Option to Pro-rata pensioners due to the lethargic and non-cooperative attitude of the MTNL Management. Many veterans and office bearers of the constituents of the United Forum participated in the Dharna. 

                           Leaders from the constituents of the United Forum and other active members spoke on the occasion. Speaker after speaker stressed the need to intensify the agitation further until all of the demands are settled as the MTNL management seems to be unmoved and unconcerned.  

                         Speakers included Com. J S Yadav, Chairman UF, Com. S M Jagtap, Convenor UF, Com. S G Pawar, President, MTNL Pensioners welfare Association, Com. J J Mathias, GS, MEA Mumbai, Com Haragaball , Ex-President Team ,Com. Badri Pathak, GS, RTOWA Mumbai , Com. Jyoti Sonawdekar, GS, Sanchar Union, Com. Rajpure GS, MTNL Workers Union, Com Gulab Yadav, President MTNL Workers Union , Com. S S Singh and Com. H S Upadhyay. 

Intermittent  Slogan shoutings  marked the occasion. 

Members were reminded to show a similar strength on 13-09-2017   by participating the Day Long Hunger Strike in front of the Telephone House and on 04-10-2017 by participating the rally from Shivaji Park Telephone Exchange Building to Telephone House.  

The Dharna ended with singing of National Anthem.

16/08/2017: CGHS – PROCEDURE TO APPLY : 

Pensioners who have received PPOs must apply for CGHS if they are at Mumbai or other CGHS Covered cities. 

1. Please see page 4 of PPO. Grade pay and Range of Pay as per 6th Pay Commission are mentioned there. If not, this information in certificate form should be obtained from AO PDA at Curry Road Telephone Exchange. 

2. Applicaton in  Form B to be filled up.  A Certificate regarding receipt of Central Civil Service Pension is to be obtained from MTNL SM (Admin) of Area office. 

3. One joint photo of all the beneficiaries and one individual photo of all the beneficiaries are to be attached. 

4. Attested copies of PPO and other documents like proof of residence/dependency/age of son etc as mentioned in Form B are to be attached. 

5. Demand Draft for Life time subscription drawn in favour of "Pay & Accounts Officer Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Mumbai" is to be purchased and attached. 

Application form with all the documents should be submitted to CGHS Office in New Marine lines. 

To know full details please CLICK HERE.

14/08/2017: APPEAL : 

     Join enmasse in 


On 22/08/2017 AT TELEPHONE HOUSE. 

Main Demands: 

1) 2nd Pay Revision Pay fixation fitment @ 78.2%  as ordered in  DPE order dated 2-4-2009, instead of 68.8% . 

2) Revision of pay from 1-1-2017, on the  justification of pay revision given to re-deployed officers. 

3) Revision of pension from 2017. 

4) Grant of one more option to pro-rata pensioners for switch over to combined service pension. 

5) Making Central Government Health Scheme optional and grant of 100% reimbursement of CGHS Contribution.  

United Forum achieved government pension while other unions were agreeing for Pension Trust . 

U.Forum was firm in  agitations and negotiations and achieved 30% fitment in  2nd PRC Pay/Pension revision while others were ready for fitment at lesser percentage. 

So join the agitation of UNITED FORUM MUMBAI AND DELHI

11/08/2017: E.C. MEETING.

Our Executive Committee Meeting was held today.  

The meeting started with welcome note by Sri. K. Jawahar President. 

Two minutes silence was observed in praying for the departed soul of Sri. Vaze, who passed away recently. 

The accounts for July-2017 was approved. 

Sri. B.R. Pathak GS narrated about the commemoration meeting held on 09/08/2017 and elaborated on meeting with CMD on that date. 

The following decisions were taken after lengthy discussions. 

1. To vigorously pursue the issue of CGHS to be optional and 100% reimbursement of CGHS subscriptions and to escalate the issue to Secretary DoT. 

2. To pursue the issue of Revision of pension as per 7th Pay Commission on political level too. 

3. To actively support and participate in the agitations launched by United Forum Mumbai and Delhi. 

4. To hold AGB on 15/09/2017. Committees were appointed. List of invitees were finalised. 

5. To hold Co-ordination Committee meeting of RTOWA Mumbai and Delhi on 14/09/2017 afternoon. 

6. To achieve life membership strength of more than 1000 members before AGB. 

The meeting ended thereafter.

10/08/2017: MEETING WITH CMD:

On 09/08/2017, The Office Bearers Shri K. Jawahar, Shri B R.Pathak, Shri M.R. Dixit and Shri. Pawar of MPWA met Shri. P.K. Purwar CMD at CETTM Mumbai. His response to our demands are as under :- 

1. It is not possible to extend the present medical scheme beyond 30/09/2017. CGHS will be mandatory. 

2. He will see that all PPOs of Pensioners retired up to 31/03/2014 are issued by this month so that all can apply for CGHS by 30/09/2017. 

3. It is not possible to increase the reimbursement amount of CGHS subscription in view of financial constraints. 

4. MTNL will offer to CGHS accommodation to open new dispensaries at MTNL premises @ rent 20% less than the market rate. 

5. The coverage period of working employees’ medical insurance scheme will be extended up to three months after retirement so that they can get CGHS Card within that period. 

We conveyed our disappointment to him for mandatory CGHS and for not reimbursing 100% CGHS subscription. We welcomed the decision regarding offer of accommodation to open new dispensaries and extended coverage of insurance scheme of three months for working employees after retirement. 

RTOWA and United Forum will continue to pursue the issue of Optional CGHS and 100% reimbursement of subscription.

On 78.2% issue, CMD said that he is fully in favour of giving the benefit of 78.2% but MTNL has no money.  Unless government gives financial support it is not possible to implement 78.2%.

He further said he is allotting funds for payment of Leave encashment and GPF on priority.


A function to commemorate the completion of Arrears Payment and PPO Preparation work was held at CETTM today. 

Smt. Anuradha Mitra Member (Fin), Sri. P.K. Purwar CMD, Sri. Pravin Punj ED, Sri. Sultan Ahmed GM (Fin) CO, Ms. Monali Dhakate CCA, all CGMs, GM (Fin), DGMs (Fin) of all Areas, AOs of Pension section of MTNL and CCA Office  participated. 

RTOWA was represented by Sri. K. Jawahar, Sri. B. R. Pathak, and Sri. M.R. Dixit. 

Sri. S. M. Sawant Convenor of United Forum, Sri. Pawar, Sri. Dina Naik from MPWA and office bearers of other Unions and Associations also participated. 

GM (Fin) Corporate Office and GM (Fin) MTNL Mumbai gave a power point presentation giving information on the complexities of work involved and problems faced in PPO preparation and Arrears drawal. CMD thanked CCA and all the officers and staff of CCA Office and MTNL Pension Section for completion of the work. 

Sri. S.M. Sawant Convenor United Forum in his speech requested for payment of GPF, Leave encashment, Gratuity and Commutation on the day of retirement.  

Sri. K. Jawahar in his speech said the work got momentum in the last three months due to decisive directions of Member (Fin) and CMD and due to their personal monitoring of progress of work and he thanked them on behalf of all pensioners. He requested to complete the printing of about 6000 PPOs as early as possible, to hold regular meeting by CCA with RTOWA and to provide a toll free number exclusively for redressal of complaints of MTNL Pensioners.

The meeting ended thereafter.


In synchronising with the agitations launched by United Forum Delhi, notice has been issued by United Forum Mumbai to launch the second phase of agitations as under :- 

1. 22-8-2017 --- Day long Dharna in front of ED Office at Telephone House. 

2. 13-9-2017 --- One Day Token Hunger Strike in front of ED Office at Telephone House. 

3. 04-10-2017 --- Rally to ED Office at Telephone House from Shivaji Park Telephone Exchange Building. 

To realise the demands of,

-    a)Our Pay Revision with 78.2% IDA w.e.f 01/01/2007, 

     b)Pay Revision and Pension Revision w.e.f 01/01/2017,

     c)Full reimbursement of life time contribution payable to CGHS and to make it optional, and 

     d) Option to pro-rata optees to switch over to combined service pension.


05/08/2017: Happy News :-  

1. The difference in gratuity (10 lakhs to 20 lakhs) to all the remaining retirees of 2016 will be paid by 16th of this month.  

2. Arrears for 69 months to those retired prior to 01/01/2007 to all about 5500 pensioners and family pensioners  (except a few) have been drawn....a few are yet to be paid. 

3. PPOs of all about 12100 pensioners/family pensioners retired prior to 01/04/2014 have been processed. However out of the above about 6000 PPOs are still under printing. It is expected to be completed by 31/10/2017 positively. 

4. In the current year, PPOs of retirees from January-2017 to May-2017 will be ready soon. 

5. Heavy amount of Income Tax recovery from pensioners who got arrears was thoroughly checked with AO PDA. The recovery is found to be correct and more or less same amount will be recovered every month till February-2018. 

On 03/08/2017 the Office Bearers ( K. Jawahar President, B. R. Pathak GS and M.R. Dixit AGS) met Ms. Monali Dhakate CCA and Sri. Sahasrabuddhe CAO at CCA's office at Juhu. Then they met Sri. A. C. Kumar DGM (Pen) MTNL, Sri. M. Dhuri AO PDA at Currey Road office and thanked them for completion of PPO process and arrear drawal work.

04/08/2017: OBITUARY.

Mr. M.S.VAJE left for his heavenly abode on 4TH AUGUST, 2017. He is survived by wife, a married son and a daughter. R.T.O.W.A. extends heartfelt Condolences to his family in grief.




The call of United Forum for Mass Demonstration was responded by Employees and Pensioners with enthusiasm. 

Today about 1000 employees and Pensioners participated in the demonstration in front of Telephone House and raised electrifying slogans of most genuine demands........

78.2% IDA, Pay and Pension revision, CGHS to pensioners to be optional with 100% reimbursement of subscription, another option for Combined Service pension to pro-rata optees, NE-12 from 1-4-2009.....

Shri Bhai Jagtap MLC and a prominent trade union leader addressed the massive gathering.  

Speaking on the occasion he exhorted the employees and pensioners to fight for their just rights. He expressed surprise at the inaction of MTNL management which is sitting over the demands which are very much within their purview. He opined that this is due to inaction of employees themselves who seem to have got complacent after settlement of their pension issue.

Shri Bhai Jagtap assured his full support to the continuing struggle of the employees and pensioners under the banner of the United Forum.

His lengthy speech was marked by intermittent tumultuous sloganeering by the gathering.

Speakers also included Com J S Yadav, Com S M Sawant, Com Badri Pathak , Com K Jawahar, Com J J Mathias, Com R R Mishra Com Gulab Yadav, Com J Sonawdekar and others. 

All the speakers exhorted the employees and pensioners to keep up the spirit and to show similar spontaneity in the future programmes of the United Forum. 

The demonstration ended with thanks to the organisers and participants and with National Anthem. 


Switching over from Insurance Scheme to CGHS has been made mandatory by Corporate office. The last date for application to CGHS has been extended upto 30/09/2017. Please CLICK HERE to view the orders. 

RTOWA has strongly opposed to mandatory CGHS. We demand CGHS to be optional and 100% of CGHS subscription should be reimbursed.


RTOWA Mumbai calls all pensioners to participate in the MASS DEMONSTRATION, an agitation launched by United Forum Mumbai and Delhi, 

On 04/08/2017 at 1 PM in front of the Telephone House Prabhadevi , 

To achieve the following demands :- 

1. 78.2% IDA in the revision of Pay/Pension on 01/01/2007 for 100% neutralisation of price rise. 

2. MTNL and DoT should take a favourable stand for Pay revision as per 3rd PRC recommendations and Pension revision as per 7th Central Pay Commission. 

3. Another option to pro rata pension optees to opt for pension on combined service. 

4. Implementation of CGHS in Mumbai and 100% reimbursement of lifetime subscription. 

5. Implementation of NE-12 from 01/01/2009

28/07/2017: E.C. MEETING.

Today our EC meeting was held.  

The EC unanimously decided the following :-  

1. To actively participate in the ongoing agitation launched by United Forum Mumbai and Delhi. 

2. To fight for the issues exclusive to the Pensioners through Co-Ordination Committee of RTOWA Mumbai and Delhi. 

3. To form a Joint Forum of All Pensioners Associations of MTNL Mumbai. 

4.To hold Annual General Body Meeting before 30/09/2017. 

The present status of CGHS, PPOs, Payment of  Arrears and alleged excess recovery of ITax were  discussed and decided to pursue these issues vigorously. 

Accounts for the Q.E. 30/06/2017 were approved.

19/07/2017: 3rd PRC – CABINET APPROVAL

Today Cabinet has approved implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations as modified by the Committee of Secretaries. The revision of pay depends on affordability.

Please CLICK HERE to see the news item.


Despite heavy downpour a very impressive massive Lunch Hour Demonstration was staged in front of ED office, Telephone House, MTNL Mumbai today. 

Around 300 members attended the demonstration. Speakers after speakers emphasized the need to have an agitation - rather an intensified one to compel the MTNL Management to agree to our justified demands of Pay Revision with 78.2% IDA w.e.f 01/01/2007, Pay and Pension Revision w.e.f 01/01/2017, CGHS and one more Option to Pro-rata optees . 

Speakers included Com J S Yadav, Com. B. R. Pathak, Com J. J. Mathias, Com R. R. Mishra, Com S. M. Sawant, Com. Virendra Singh, Com E. M. Rajpure, Com Dina Naik, Com J. Sonwadekar , Com T. L. Gaikwad and others. 

Speakers requested all the members to show similar strength on the next phase of Lunch Hour demonstration on 04/08/2017. 

The demonstration ended with recital of National Anthem. 

After the demonstrations the office bearers met the ED, MTNL, Mumbai and apprised him of the demands.


United Forum Mumbai continuously pursuing the issue of 78.2% IDA. 

The issue is pursued with Labour Commissioner too. 

Now the Asst. Labour Commissioner Mumbai has written a letter dated 23/06/2017 to Smt. Aruna Sundararajan, the Secretary (T) and Chairman Telecom (DoT) to provide "Financial assistance as required by MTNL" to settle the dispute. 

 Please CLICK HERE to view the letter.


A letter has been written to the Prime Minister of India for revision of pension to MTNL Retirees on the basis of 7th CPC.

To view the letter please click the LINKS below.




A letter has been written to CCA to arrange for refund of excess recovered income tax from pension for June-2017.

Please see the letter below :- 

Corr/2016-17/11              Dated 3rd July’2017  


Ms Monali Dhakate

CCA Maharashtra Circle

BSNL Complex, Juhu Danda Mumbai. 

Respected Madam, 

SUB:- Refund of Excess Income Tax Recovered from Pension for June’2017 

Many pensioners are aggrieved that heavy amount of Income tax in the range of Rs.7000 to Rs.10000 has been recovered from their pension for June’2017.  There seems to be some glitch in the system regarding tax

recovery.  The excess recovered tax unless refunded now, the pensioners have to wait for more than a year to get refund from Income tax department. Therefore RTOWA requests your kindselves to cause to refund the excess amount of tax recovered from the pension of June’2017. 

Thanking you

          Yours Sincerely          



        General Secretary


At present Pension on PSU Pay Scale with IDA is paid by Government for MTNL and BSNL Combined service pensioners. It is unique. No other PSU Pensioners are paid pension with IDA by government. Now we are demanding that our pension should be revised as per 7th CPC. 

The justifications for our demand :- 

1. MTNL Pensioners are governed by Central Civil Services Pension Rules. 

2. The Pension is paid by Central Government. 

3. MTNL has paid pension contribution to the Government. 

4. The profit of MTNL is in no way relevant to the pension. 

5. Pensioners want a permanent solution to pension revision. As and when pension of Central Govt Pensioners are revised, pension of MTNL Pensioners also should be revised. 

6. As per 7th Pay Commission's recommendations, Pension of Central Government Pensioners  was revised wef 01/01/2016. As MTNL Pensioners get IDA, the revision will be wef 01/01/2017. But the fitment factor should be the same.....2.57 times of basic pension. 

RTOWA Mumbai, RTOWA Delhi, Pensioners Associations of MTNL Non Executives at Mumbai and Delhi and all Associations of BSNL Pensioners   are confident that MTNL and BSNL Pensioners will achieve this.

03/07/2017: UNITED FORUM NEWS:

United Forum Mumbai and United Forum Delhi have decided to launch agitation to achieve the following demands :-

1. Revision of pay/pension with 78.2% IDA on 01/01/2007

2. Revision of Pay wef 01/01/2017 as per 3rd PRC and Revision of Pension as per 7th Pay Commission.

3. Full reimbursement of CGHS Life time subscription.

4. One more option to pro rata optees to opt for combined service pension. 

All Associations and Unions have been requested to join the following AGITATION PROGRAMME. 

*Schedule of Area-wise Lunch Hour Demonstrations and meetings with MTNL officers and Staff* 

*In front of ED office ,Telephone House-15th July 2017* 

*BKC          18th July 2017*

*South       20th July 2017*

*Central     22nd July 2017*

*West-3     25th July 2017*

*West-2     27th July 2017*

*West-1     28th July 2017*

*East-1      29th July 2017*

*East-2   1st August  2017*

*New Mumbai 2nd August 2017*

*North      3rd August 2017*

*In front of ED office Telephone House - 4th August 2017* 

*All Executives,  Non-executives and Pensioners of that Area are requested to join the Demonstrations at Area Offices. 

*Note:- Demonstration in front of ED office is to be joined by officers and staff of ALL the Areas and the Pensioners.

01/07/2017: IDA INCREASE:

Based on the rise in average of CPI for March-2017 to May-2017, IDA increase from 01/07/2017 is 1.9%. 

Thus the IDA will be 119% from 01/07/2017. Orders are under issue.

27/06/2017: FORM-16

Part A of Form 16 and Income Statement for Financial Year 2016-2017 will be distributed to Pensioners by AO PDA, O/O CCA at Currey Road Telephone Exchange from today (27/06/2017) onwards as informed by him to RTOWA. 

Form 16 and Income Statement can be obtained through email or collected by giving authority to anybody indicating PAN No. 

Those who got arrears during 2016-2017 can get a Statement of Year wise break up of arrears for the purpose of claiming Tax rebate. 

TAX was not deducted either from family pension or from arrears paid to family pensioners. So only Income Statement is issued for the purpose of filing tax returns to family pensioners.


United Forum Delhi has written a letter to the Prime Minister of India for Revision of Pension.

Please CLICK HERE to view the letter.

23/06/2017: FORM-16 :

Part A of Form 16 and Income Statement for Financial Year 2016-2017 will be distributed to Pensioners by AO PDA O/O CCA at Currey Road Telephone Exchange from 27/06/2017 onwards as informed by him to RTOWA. 

The outstation pensioners can get it through email or collect it by giving authority to anybody indicating PAN No. 

Those who got arrears during 2016-2017 can get a Statement of Year wise break up of arrears for the purpose of claiming Tax rebate. 

TAX was not deducted from either family pension or from arrears paid to family pensioners. So only Income Statement is issued for the purpose of filing tax returns to family pensioners.

Contact Details: AO – PDA – 02224717140 & 9869400449

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16/06/2017: EC MEETING.

The Executive Committee met on 15/06/2017. 

President welcomed the members. 

Sri. B.R.Pathak GS narrated the present status of all issues. 

Sri. K. Jawahar President briefed about the meeting of United Forum held on 05/06/2017. 

EC unanimously endorsed the decision of United Forum to launch agitation programme to achieve 78.2 % IDA, revision of pension w.e.f 01/01/2017 as per 7th pay commission recommendations and Revision of pay of employees as per 3rd PRC.

Resignation of Sri. J. B. Chilgar Treasurer on health grounds was accepted. Sri. P. D. Pradhan was co-opted as Treasurer.

Members greeted the recently joined members who attended the EC.

The next meeting will be held in the last week of July-2017.


Today Sri. K. Jawahar President and Sri. B.R. Pathak GS met Sri. Sunil Kumar Director (HR) at Telephone House. Sri. Pravin Punj ED was also present. 

The following issues were discussed. 

1. To give relief to the pensioners retaining BSNL quarters for permissible period and to release withheld gratuity.:-

 He said that the issue is being considered by the committee consisting of officers from MTNL, BSNL and DoT.  

2. To issue medsave cards to the current year retirees within a month of retirement :-

He said RTOWA may give a suggestion in writing for submission of application by employees three months before retirement. 

3. To settle long pending floater cases of medical claims :-

He said that the issue should be taken up by ED Mumbai. 

4.CGHS :- 

1. Our office bearers requested him that Corporate office should take up the issue with Health Ministry to issue proper instructions to CGHS Mumbai.

He told ED to send a report on the issue.

2. To extend the last date of 30/06/2017:- 

It will be favourably considered.

3. To reimburse full amount of CGHS contribution so that many retirees will join CGHS.

He did not commit anything.

15/06/2017: MEETING WITH GM(Admin):

Today the office bearers Shri K. Jawahar, Shri B. R. Pathak, Shri M. R. Dixit and Shri P.D.Pradhan met Sri.Charukrishna GM(Admin) and Sri.Bhosale DGM ( IR) .

The following issues were discussed.

1. Relief to pensioners occupying BSNL quarters after retirement.

2. CGHS...to extend last date. 

3. Delay in issue of medsave cards to current year retirees. 

4. Settlement of medical claims of floater cases which are pending for more than two years at Corporate Office. 

GM (A) said that relief to pensioners occupying BSNL quarters will be settled within a month. 

There is delay in payment of additional premium for current year retirees at CO and hence Medsave insurance cards are delayed.  

The issue of extension of date for CGHS and settlement of floater cases of medical claims are pursued with Corporate office.


Today Sri. K. Jawahar President, Sri.B.R.Pathak GS and Sri. M. R. Dixit AGS met Accounts Officers of CCA Office at Currey Road. The status on different issues is as under :-

 1. Enhancement of Gratuity Limit from 10 to 20 Lakhs :-

Payment of Arrears due to Enhancement of Gratuity limit from 01/01/2016 has started. Most of the retirees after 01/01/2016 will get arrears this month and others will get by 15th of next month.

 2. Pension revision arrears to pre 01/01/2007 retirees :-   

Payment has been made to about 5125 pensioners so far. Remaining  about 1205 pensioners are likely to be paid by 31/07/2017

 3. PPOs of about 6300 pre 01/01/2007 retirees have been issued so far.  Some 16 cases only are pending for want of Service book or other information.

4. PPOs of all retirees (4900 approximately) from 01/01/2007 to 31/03/2014 are likely to be issued by 31/08/2017. Work is in full swing.

5. About 600 PPOs of pre 01/01/2007 retirees are pending for despatch.

6. Form-16, (only Part A) will be issued along with Income Statement from next week onwards. Pensioners are required to collect it from CCA Office Currey Road. 

Outstation pensioners can collect them by giving authority to anybody indicating their PAN No. or can get it by email.

 However as informed by AO PDA, response through email is likely to be delayed due to extra time and work involved in the process.

 Those who got arrears can get a Statement of year wise break up.



As convened by Shri S. M. Sawant Convenor, meeting of United Forum Mumbai was held on 05/06/2017. Sri. H. S. Upadhyay presided over the meeting.

Shri A. K. Kaushik GS, TEAM and office bearers of all affiliated Associations and Unions participated. 

After discussions it was decided to launch agitations to achieve the following demands :-  

1. Pay / Pension Revision with 78.2% IDA with effect from 1-1-2007. 

2. Pay Revision as per 3rd PRC recommendations w.e.f 01/01/2017.

3. Pension revision as per 7th Pay Commission recommendations w.e.f 01/01/2017. 

4. Reverting back to MTNL medical scheme from the existing TPA system. 

5. Full reimbursement of CGHS contributions to retirees who join CGHS.

6. One more option for combined service pension to those opted pro-rata pension.

A Core Committee consisting of one office bearer (ex-officio) from every affiliated Associations and Unions was formed. 

The Forum also decided to appeal to all other unions and associations to participate in the agitational programme to be launched by United Forum of MTNL Mumbai and Delhi. 

The Forum has decided to go for awareness campaign exchange-wise to meet and interact with the members/employees face to face to make them aware of the significance of our 78.2% IDA demand and its huge impact on Emoluments and Pension. 

The UF Mumbai and Delhi would be deciding about the mode of agitations, dates and timings etc. soon.

Sri. K. Jawahar and Sri. G. N. Haragabal represented RTOWA in the said meeting.


Cabinet Secretariat has issued O.M. dated 29/05/2017 for implementations of Third PRC Recommendations for Revision of Pay with effect from 01/01/2017.

Accordingly, the recommendations of PRC regarding affordability of PSUs for revision of pay is accepted.

In other words, BSNL and MTNL do not fulfill the affordability conditions for Pay Revision.

Please CLICK HERE to view the O.M..



RTOWA Mumbai has taken up the issue of Payment of Arrears and Preparation of PPO with newly joined Member (Fin) vide letter dated 12th May'17.

Please Click the following Links to view the letter:

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17/05/2017: MEETING WITH CCA AOs:

Today the R.T.O.W.A. Office bearers Shri M.R. Dixit (AGS) and Shri P.Subramanian visited pension sections of MTNL & DOT in Currey Road Telephone Exchange Building. They were informed by AOS of DOT pension section that all the retirees of 2005 have been issued P.P.Os except some 100 cases which are closed cases as the whereabouts of the retirees are not known. Out of 1780 cases of 2006 almost all the retirees have been issued with the P.P.Os. except some 17 complicated cases.

Even the work of preparing P.P.Os of 2007 retirees has also been started and after getting permission from Principal CCA they also may be released.

The arrears of about 30 retirees of 2006 have been prepared and sent and they may get the payments in this month i.e. May 2017 itself. All these cases are pertaining to the pensioners retired in 2006 on superannuation.

Retirees of Feb 2017 are getting their pension. Those who retired in March 2017 about one third of the retirees will get their pension, in May 2017 and rest will get in June 2017.

As far as Gratuity and Commutation, the retirees of Oct 2016 have already got the payments and getting normal pension.

As per Mr. Dhuri, AO (PDA), Form-16 – Part-A will be ready by 15th, June-2017and there will be no Part-B.

The office bearers also met DGM (Pension – MTNL) Mr. Kumar who assured that all the pending cases will be settled one by one very soon and the no of pending cases will be nil within a few days.

16/05/2017: FORM-16:

RTOWA has written to CCA Mumbai regarding Form 16.

Copy of letter is given below :-


Corr/2017/1           DATED 12th May-2017.    


Ms. Monali P Dhakate

CCA Maharashtra Circle,

3rd Floor, BSNL Office Complex, 

Juhudanda, Mumbai. 

 Respected Madam,

 SUB:- FORM 16 for AY 2017-18

 This Association had brought to your kind information as early as in November-2016 itself vide Corr/2016-17/7 dated 3rd November-2016 when the office bearers had a meeting with you, about timely issue of Form 16 by 31/05/2017 as well as to issue both Part A and Part B of Form 16. The slow progress in uploading of tax recovered on TRACES was brought to your kind information on 18/01/2017 in the informal meeting.  It was assured at that time that the Form 16 as per rules will be issued for AY 2017-2018. 

However, sorry to inform you that the tax recovered and remitted in the last quarter has not yet been uploaded on TRACES. On behalf of pensioners of MTNL, RTOWA requests CCA office to arrange for the following :-

1. To issue both Part A and Part B of Form 16 as enjoined in the IT Rules by 31/05/2017 positively and to arrange to send it by post. 

2. Duly signed Sheet of year wise break of arrears may please be issued to all those who received arrears during 2016-2017.

 With regards

        Yours Faithfully,



Assistant General Secretary.


Today our President Shri K. Jawahar contacted GM (Fin), and DGM (Fin) of all Areas of MTNL Mumbai and requested them to speed up the process of sanctioning arrears of gratuity to those retired on or after 01/01/2016 and to forward them on line to CCA Office for payment. 

Almost all DGMs (Fin) of Areas responded positively and assured to send all sanctions within a few days.


Medsave - TPA says that almost all Cards have been despatched except a few. Those who have not received the card may please inform Mr. Vinod of TPA through whatsapp / SMS messages on his mobile number 9322646395 with the details of Name and Staff number.


The last date to apply for CGHS Card with 50% reimbursement (maximum Of Rs.40000) of one time subscription amount has been extended up to 30/06/2017 by MTNL Corporate Office.

Please CLICK HERE to view the orders.



The meeting in memory of veteran leader Sri. R.A. Rajapure was held today (25/04/2017) at Community Hall of Mitradham CHS, Parel East.

About 150 + pensioners attended the meeting and PUSHPANJALI was done by them.

 Leaders from Delhi Sri. M. K. Bagchi, Sri. S.S. Nanda, Sri. A. K.Kaushik and Sri. R.K. Mudgal attended the meeting and shared their memories of Sri. R.A. Rajapure.

 All Leaders of United Forum and Kamgar Sangh Mumbai attended the meeting.

 The following leaders 

S/Sri. Dilip Dada Jagtap, Dilip Jadhav, S. M. Sawant, J. S. Yadav, Rajagopal, R.R

Mishra, H.S. Upadhyay, Virender Singh, Pawar, Mrs. Jyoti Sonawadekar, C. U. Gade, N. Chandrasekar, Kishore Haldankar, M. B. Biradhar, T.G.Thanawala shared their memories.

A booklet containing write ups of leaders was released.

It was noted with sad that Sri. S. V. Krishnamurthy retired DGM (Admin) and Sri. N. D. Rajput retired DE also had passed away during last two months. 

 The meeting ended after observing two minutes silence in prayer to Almighty for eternal peace of the departed souls.  


On 21/04/2017,  Shri S S Nanda GS and  Shri R K Mudgal AGS met CMD MTNL, Shri P K Purwar and discussed the following issues:

 1. Extension of date for Reimbursement of CGHS contribution: CMD agreed to extend the date for three months up to 30th June 2017 and instructed the GM (HR) to release the letter for date extension.

 2. Non starting of CGHS facility for MTNL Mumbai retirees: He told that his office is closely monitoring and it will be settled at the earliest.

3. Enhancement of CGHS reimbursement amount by MTNL: CMD told that due to financial constraints of MTNL, increasing of CGHS reimbursement amount is not possible. Association representatives insisted to reconsider his decision.

21/04/2017: OBITUARY:

Mr. A.D. PALSIKAR left for his heavenly abode on 17/04/2017. He is survived by his wife and two married sons who are staying in Pune. RTOWA extends heartfelt condolences to his family in grief.



19/04/2017: HOMAGE TO Shri R.A. RAJAPURE:

A meeting in memory of Shri R.A Rajapure has been arranged at 02:30 P.M. on 25/04/2017.


Community Hall, Mitradham CHS Ltd.,

Behind State Bank of India,

Parel East.

Just after the end of the flyover from Parel/Elphinston Railway Station, Parel East, a few minutes walk from both stations.

Leaders from Delhi ( Shri M.K. Bagchi, Shri A.K. Kaushik, Shri S.S. Nanda and others) and leaders of United Forum Mumbai will attend the meeting.

The meeting is to pay homage to the respected leader and it is open to all the pensioners and the employees of MTNL Mumbai.



RETIREES OF 2016 and 2017:

On 10/04/2017 the office bearers had discussions with the AO at CCA office and the DGM (Pension-MTNL). The following information was gathered.

1. The arrears on account of increase in the limit of Gratuity from 10 Lakhs to 20 Lakhs is to be sanctioned by respective areas of  MTNL and sent to CCA office for further process for payment. So please insist your AO to issue sanction and forward to CCA office.

2. Payment of pension will start in April-2017 to all the pensioners retired on 31/01/2017 and on 28/02/2017.

3. Gratuity and Commutation also will be paid to all the pensioners retired on 31/01/2017 and on  28/02/2017, in April-2017.

4. PPOs will be issued in April-2017 to all those retired upto November-2016.


MEDSAVE Insurance Cards:

The cards have been issued to about 6500 pensioners and sent by post. A few hundreds of various areas are left out for which cards will be issued shortly. 

The Medsave cards are sent by ordinary post . It seems that in many post offices ordinary letters are given least priority for delivery.

The card can also be downloaded from Medsave site and laminated by yourself. Please log on to 'medsave.in'. By inputting the last year card number the new card can be printed and laminated.



Today the Office Bearers Shri K.Jawahar, Shri B.R. Pathak and Shri M.R. Dixit met all the Accounts Officers at CCA office at Currey Road and DGM (Pension) of MTNL. After interactions the following information has been gathered.

1. More than 5900 PPOs of Pre 01/01/2007 retirees have been issued upto 31/03/2017. About 400 PPOs for which some documents are wanting and some more pension stopped cases are pending to be issued. The AOs have assured that all these cases will be cleared by 30/04/2017.

2. PPOs of those retired from year 2007 onwards will be issued from May-2017.

3. Arrears have been drawn for about 3750 pensioners retired prior to 01/01/2006 so far. The left over 700 pensioners who have retired upto 31/12/2005 will get arrerars by 30/04/2017.

4. The 1800+ pensioners of year 2006 will get arrears in next 3 months.


08/04/2017: E.C. MEETING.

Executive Committee Meeting of our Association was held on 07/04/2017.

1. Accounts for March-2017 was approved.

2. The progress in PPO preparation and Drawal of Arrears was reviewed.  Decided to discuss the issues including Form- 16 with CCA next week.

3. The Mumbai CGHS authorities agreed to issue cards if 6th pay commission pay mapping is mentioned in PPO. The error in this regard in the Pension System was rectified by MTNL Delhi due to the pursuit by Sri M.K. Bagchi, President RTOWA Delhi.

4. Decided to arrange a condolence meeting on 25/04/2017 to pay homage to our leader Sri. R. A. Rajapure.

The meeting ended thereafter.

06/04/2017: OM FOR IDA REVISION.

Department of Public Enterprises has issued orders dated 05/04/2017 announcing IDA of 117.1% effective from 01/04/2017, a decrease of 2.4%.

Please CLICK HERE to view the orders.

04/04/2017: CGHS OPTION

Co-Ordination Committee of Mumbai and Delhi has written to CMD to withdraw the last date of 31/03/2017 for application to CGHS on the basis of part reimbursement of one time subscription by MTNL.

Please CLICK HERE to view the letter.

02/04/2017: DECREASE IN IDA

IDA from 01/04/2017 will be 117.1 %. That is a reduction of 2.4%, based on Consumer Price Index.  Orders are expected to be issued soon.


Corporate Office MTNL has issued orders dated 22/03/2017 for enhancement of Gratuity limit from 10 lakhs to 20 lakhs effective from 01/01/2016.

RTOWA discussed the issue with DGM (Pen) and AO-CCA for payment of arrears. It is learnt that necessary modifications will be made in the system and arrears are likely to be paid in April-2017.

Please CLICK HERE to view the orders.


Co-Ordination Committee of RTOWA Mumbai and RTOWA Delhi has written to CMD on the following issues.

 1. Full reimbursement of CGHS contribution.

 Please CLICK HERE to view the letter

 2. To consider financial upgradation effective from 01/10/2004 to the VRS retirees. This is our long pending demand.

 Please CLICK HERE to view the letter.


Happy News. Orders for enhancement of Gratuity from 10 lakhs to 20 lakhs effective from 01/01/2016 has been issued today (16/03/2017) by DoT.

Please CLICK HERE to view the orders.


Yesterday (11/03/2017) Shri S.S. Nanda Convenor of Coordination Committee /GS RTOWA Delhi and Shri A K Kapoor met DIR(HR) at Corporate Office and discussed about the abnormal delay in the payment of floater cases of indoor medical claims at Delhi and Mumbai pending for the last 2 years. Letter in this regard written by Convenor was handed over to him.

They also reiterated the demand of 100% reimbursement of CGHS Subscription.



Shri. S. S. Nanda, Convenor Co-Ordination Committee of RTOWA Mumbai and Delhi has written to CMD, MTNL requesting him for early reimbursement of all the long pending floater cases of indoor medical claims.

Please CLICK HERE to view the letter above.


MTNL will bear 50% of one time contribution of CGHS subject to a minimum of Rs.20000 and maximum of Rs.40000.

To view the Corporate Office letter, please CLICK HERE.

06/03/2017: E.C. MEETING:

Executive Committee Meeting of our Association was held on 02/03/2017.

Sri. B. R. Pathak GS briefed about the Delhi visit.

Sri. K. Jawahar President briefed about the "Revision of Pension"

A three member team consisting of Sri. J. S. Yadav, Sri. M. R. Dixit and Sri. Gangopadhyay was formed to pursue the CGHS issue.

It is learnt that Member (Fin) has told CCA Mumbai to consider payment of at least 90% arrears of pension to all the entitled pensioners and to expedite PPO preparation work.

04/03/2017: OBITUARY:






01/03/2017: ARREARS BREAK UP:

CCA office informs that the yearwise break up of arrears will be given alongwith Form-16 to those who received the arrears during the year 2016-2017. It seems that those who have not received arrears are also approacing CCA office to get year wise break up. All pensioners who got arrears may please collect the yearwise breakup along with Form-16 in the month of May-2017.

So it is requested not to visit or disturb CCA office for this purpose please.


28/02/2017: ARREARS PAYMENT:

CMD has written letter to Member (Finance) to pay 90% of arrears to those retired prior to 01/04/2014 due to revision of pension immediately.

Please Click the following LINKS to view the letter.

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26/02/2017:  RTOWA DELHI NEWS:

AGB and Open Session of RTOWA Delhi was held on 25/02/2017. 

Shri Prahlad Singh Member (Fin), Shri P.K. Purwar CMD, Shri N.K. Joshi ED MTNL Delhi, Shri Tiwari GM(A), Shri Dev Krishnan Jt. CCA, Shri V.K. Tomar GS MEA, Shri Mahavir Singh President BMS, Shri Mangeram Sharma President Staff Union and other leaders graced and addressed the Open House.

Shri B.R. Pathak GS and K.Jawahar President also addressed the Session.

The following are the gist of the speeches of dignitaries.

1. Pension revision should be demanded based on the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission,

2. 78.2% IDA issue has been referred to DoPT,

3. CMD has written to Member (Fin) to pay 90% of arrears due to revision of pension to all entitled pensioners,

4. CCAs have been directed to complete PPO preparation work on target basis,

5. CGHS Contribution reimbursement limit has been raised to Rs.40000,

6. Problems in getting CGHS Cards at Mumbai will be looked into,

7. Merger of BSNL and MTNL is one of the options under consideration for revival of both PSUs.

8. One round of discussions among DoT, BSNL and MTNL has taken place regarding recovery of license fee which includes HRA from pensioners retired from MTNL and occupying BSNL quarters.

The hall was full till the end. There was positivity in the speeches of all dignitaries.

The Open House Session was great success. 

Congrats RTOWA Delhi.


25/02/2017: REVISION OF PENSION FROM 01/01/2017:

On 23/02/2017, a meeting of the leaders of the following Associations was held at Delhi. 

1. All India BSNL Pensioners Welfare Association,

2. All India BSNL Retired Executives  Association,

3. RTOWA Mumbai,

4. RTOWA Delhi.

Leghthy discussions took place regarding revision of pension. 

It was unanimously decided to demand revision of pension as per 7th Pay Commission Recommendations. 

It was agreed that all the Associations of Pensioners of BSNL and MTNL should raise same demand without contradicting each other.

All Associations will vigorously start pursuing the demand immediately. If necessary, a Joint Forum will be formed after some time.


24/02/2017: MERGER OF MTNL & BSNL:

It is reliably learnt that as directed by PMO, a meeting of Secretary DoT, CMDs of MTNL and BSNL was held recently to find out ways and means to make MTNL and BSNL as profitable PSUs. 

 The proposal to be submitted by next week by DoT may include proposal for merger of MTNL and BSNL. 

The details of the proposal will be known by next week.


Enhancing the Gratuity limit from 10 Lakhs to 20 Lakhs to the combined service pensioners of MTNL and BSNL with effect from 01/01/2016 has been approved by DOP&T a few days back. Orders are likely to be issued by DoT next week.


Today the Office Bearers (Sri.K  Jawahar President,Sri. B.R.Pathak GS, Sri S.V. Gajam VP,  Sri.M.R.Dixit AGS, Sri.J.B. Chilgar Treasurer, Sri. V.K Bhatia, and Sri. Gangopadhyay) met Sri. Sultan Ahmed GM Finance MTNL Corporate Office at Delhi. 

 We apprised him of the problems in FMS in printing PPO books.

 We requested him to provide in FMS and in PPO to mention the name of dependent handicapped child as beneficiary of Family Pension.

 GM (Fin) immediately issued instructions regarding the above issues.

 Then we met DDG (Accounts) at Office of DoT.

The prolonging in Preparation of PPO for pre 01/04/2014 retirees and in drawal of arrears of pension to those retired prior to 01/01/2007 were brought to her notice.

She said that Member (Fin) had a meeting with CCA Mumbai and CCA Delhi and instructed them to complete these works within a couple of months. Office of Member (Fin) will be continuously monitoring the progress.

19/02/2017: TDS ON ARREARS:

Those who have got Arrears of Pension for earlier years can claim Income Tax relief under Section 89 (1) by submitting Form 10(E) along with Tax returns. 

 For this purpose the pensioners who have received arrears may get a "Sheet of Year wise break up of Arrears" duly signed from AO PDA Office of CCA, 3rd Floor, MTNL Telephone Exchange, Currey Road, Mumbai.

 To talk to AO PDA..022 24717140

SMS to 9869400449

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19/02/2017: EC MEETING:

Executive Committee Meeting of our Association was held on 16/02/2017. Sri. S. M. Sawant Convenor, United Forum also participated.

The following decisions were taken.

 Accounts of December-2016 was approved.

 Sri. B. R. Pathak GS briefed about the RLC Meeting held on 16/02/2017. No additional information was given by Management in the RLC Meeting.

 The present status of PPO Preparations, arrears drawal, status of payment of pensionary benefits to 2016 retirees etc were taken note of.

 The issues to be discussed in the Co-Ordination Committee Meeting of RTOWA Mumbai and RTOWA Delhi to be held at Delhi in the next week were discussed and a tentative agenda was prepared.

 Sri. K. Jawahar President briefed about CGHS issue. It was decided that a few office bearers will apply for CGHS Cards on 20/02/2017 to assess the receptivity by the CGHS authorities.

 It was decided to hold a joint EC of RTOWA and MPWA next month and to form a "Joint Forum of Associations of Pensioners of MTNL Mumbai" in that meeting.


The recommendations of Third PRC are out now.

Unfortunately MTNL is under ‘NIL’ fitment category as per Third PRC as MTNL is incurring losses.

To view the detailed recommendations please CLICK HERE.


Today Sri. K. Jawahar President, Sri. B.R. Pathak GS, and Sri.M.R. Dixit AGS met the Accounts Officers of CCA office at Currey Road and DGM (Pen) MTNL.

 Pre 01/04/2014 Retirees :-

 PPOs have been issued to all the retirees up to 2005 and to about 50% (900) pensioners of 2006. 

 It is expected that all the retirees and Family pensioners up to December-2006 will get the PPO positively by 31/03/2017.

Arrears on Revision have been paid to about 2800 pensioners up to 31/01/2017 and 3750 are to be paid. The target date of 31/03/2017 given by CCA may not be achieved. 

Based on present trend it is expected that all will get arrears by 30/06/2017 positively.

Retirees after 01/04/2014 :-

PPOs have been issued for retirees up to July-2016. PPOs of August-2016 retirees are under process. 

Gratuity and Commutation have been paid for retirees up to October-2016.  

Retirees of November-2016 will get these payments in a couple of days. 

CDA Grade Pay and CDA Range of Pay :- 

This information is required for application to CGHS Cards. This information is made as a part of the PPO and is printed on page 4 of the PPO in all PPOs that are prepared from February-2017. 

This information is given in a separate sheet for all the PPOs issued up to 31/01/2017.

CGHS issue :-

The issue was discussed with DGM (IR) and CGHS authorities. Pensioners who have got DoT PPO can now apply for CGHS Card. All the hurdles have been cleared. 

Detailed information follows.


The representatives of United Forum Delhi met Additional Secretary(T) DOT on 10/02/2017 and discussed the following issues: -

 1.  Merger of MTNL and BSNL      

 2. 78.2% DA for Pay /Pension revision with effect from 01/01/2007.

 As regards merger of MTNL and BSNL he is of the  view that "the ways and means of such merger as recommended  by various committees , involve substantial investments by the Government which may not be favoured"

 About 78.2% IDA issue he said that the proposal sent by MTNL includes the need of financial assistance by the Government for its implementation and DOT cannot decide such matter on its own. DOT will send this proposal to Department of Personnel with DOT’s recommendations. 

 On a specific query whether we can remain hopeful, his cryptic reply was that one should always remain hopeful. 

 Meeting ended with some positive note.

06/02/2017: DOT OM DATED 13/01/2017:

Implications of DOT's letter dated 13/01/2017 :-


A copy of this letter is given below.

DoT started payment of pension to combined service pensioners of MTNL from 01/04/2014. The arrangement was that  MTNL should pay all the unpaid pension or arrears of pension relating to the period prior to 01/04/2014 and should get reimbursement from DOT.

Subsequently in relaxation of the above, DOT agreed to pay the arrears due to revision of pension from 01/01/2007 to 30/09/2012 vide letter dated 10/08/2015.

Besides the Arrears on Revision  of Pension there are other arrears viz., 

1. Arrears to family pensioners due to increase in the period of enhanced family pension from 7 years to 10 years, 

2. Gratuity/Commutation to those retired prior to 01/04/2014 but disciplinary cases etc. settled after 01/04/2014,

3.Retired prior to 01/04/2014 but pay anomaly cases settled or Pay scale upgradation after 01/04/2014, 

4. Some other cases of arrears due to rectification of errors etc. 

 MTNL refused to pay these arrears on the plea of paucity of funds. DoT declined to pay on the plea and insisted that MTNL should pay and get reimbursement. 

RTOWA Mumbai took a stand that all arrears relating to period from 01/10/2000 onwards should be paid only by DoT and continuously pursued the issue for about a year. Even after issue of letter dated 13/01/2017, CCA Mumbai office had some doubts. It is learnt  that all the doubts were clarified in the meeting convened by Member (Fin) on  03/02/2017.

 RTOWA Mumbai will pursue the payment of all these arrears.

To view the DoT letter dated please CLICK HERE.

04/02/2017: PPO NEWS:

Member (Fin) DoT convened a meeting of Pr. CCA Delhi, CCA Mumbai, officers of different wings in DoT and CMD MTNL on 03/02/2017 in connection with the issues raised by RTOWA Delhi and Mumbai.

It is learnt that the following decisions were taken. 

1. MTNL will post additional staff to CCA office to complete all the pending works in a specific time frame.

2. The salary of the staff posted by MTNL in CCA office will be paid by the Pr. CCA unit.

3. All type of pending arrears due from 01-10-2000 will be paid by the o/o Pr. CCA units Delhi and Mumbai in accordance with the letter of DOT dated 13-01-2017.

4. FMS connectivity issue was discussed and some technical operating points were suggested by MTNL to resolve the issues. 

Let us hope that PPO for all those retired prior to 01/04/2014 and Arrear payments will be made within a specific time frame. 

Further information in this regard will be known within a few days.

03/02/2017: RTOWA DELHI NEWS:

On 02/02/2017 RTOWA Delhi President Sri. M K Bagchi , GS Sri. S S Nanda and AGS Sri. R K Mudgal met Director(TE) at DoT Ms. Vandana Sethi regarding status of enhancement DCRG from Rs.10 lakhs to Rs.20 lakhs effective from 01/01/2016. 

She said that there was some query raised by DOPT in the matter. DOT has replied the query. She was hopeful that soon the file will be cleared by DOPT. 

Non-starting of CGHS facility in Mumbai was also discussed with her. She replied that DOT has sent a letter to the Ministry of Health and CGHS Mumbai in this regard.

 02/02/2017: CGHS NEWS:

On 30/01/2017 Sri B.R. Patahk G.S., Sri M.R. Dixit AGS and Sri J.S. Yadav Organising Secretary met E.D., GM (Admin) and DGM (IR) and requested to convene a meeting of officers from CCA and CGHS for better co-ordination. Also requested to prescribe procedure to get CGHS Cards.

Formal letters have been sent to ED, Mumbai and Additional Director, CGHS, Mumbai.

Letter to Director (Policy), CGHS Directorate at Delhi requesting to defer the revised rate of CGHS Contribution has also been written.

To view the letters please click the LINKS concerned below.






RTOWA wishes all those retired during January-2017 a very Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Long Retired Life.

Make a plan of how your future is going to look like. Make a small investment portfolio so that you won't have to worry about your retirement.


 27/01/2017: E.C. MEETING: 

Today the Executive Committe Meeting of our Association was heled.

Accounts for the month of December-2016 was approved.

The progress in PPO preparation and payment of arrears to those retired prior to 01/01/2007 was briefed by the G.S. Shri Pathak.

The E.C. appreciated the breakthrough made by our Delhi leaders in CGHS issue.

Shri K.Jawahar President briefed about the continuous pursuit made by RTOWA Mumbai as well as by United Forum Mumbai in CGHS issue.

Elaborate discussions took place regarding CGHS and further course of actions to be taken were decided.

The E.C. further decided to issue notices to those E.C. Members who had not attended E.C. Meeting continuosly for three meetings.

The meeting concluded thereafter.                    




After the E.C. meeting, all the Office Bearers and most of the E.C. Members met DGM (IR) and discussed about the CGHS issue. He admitted that the SMS was issued to those pensioners who have got new PPO to apply for CGHS as per the direction of Corporate Office. He agreed to the ground reality that still CGHS Mumbai is not agreeing to issue CGHS cards. The team reminded him of RTOWA's request to ED as well as to DGM(IR) on 13/01/2017 to convene a meeting of officers from CGHS and CCA to chalk out a procedure and for Co-Ordination. The team also requested him to replicate the procedure being followed at MTNL Delhi. DGM(IR) assured that he will very soon take appropriate steps in consultation with GM(Admin).

The Office Bearers will do further pursuits on 30/01/2017. ***********************************************************************************************************

26/01/2017: GREETINGS:

RTOWA Wishes All The Members A Very HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY.



Today, the office bearers (K. Jawahar, M.R. Dixit and J. B. Chilgar) met Ms. Monali Dhakate CCA at her office at Juhu.


The slow progress in Arrears drawal and PPO preparation was brought to her notice.


 She said that she still maintains her assurance given to RTOWA in November-2016, that is...  Arrears payment and PPO preparation to all those retired up to 31/12/2006 will be completed by 31/03/2017.


Regarding CGHS she said that the procedure prescribed by CCA Delhi will be replicated in Mumbai too. However, she said CGHS Mumbai is awaiting orders from their CGHS Policy Wing Delhi.  She also said that CCA Office will fully co-operate with MTNL and CGHS Mumbai.


The office bearers then met the CAO (Cash) of CCA office at Juhu. He said that all cases of arrears payments and Gratuity/Commutation payments are sent through ECS without delay.


RTOWA requested him to reconcile and upload the Income tax recovered from pensions up to 31/12/2016 on TRACES.



The Office bearers (K. Jawahar, B.R. Pathak, M.R.Dixit, J.B.Chilgar) met Dy.CCA, DGM (Pen) MTNL, and all the Accounts Officers of CCA Unit at CCA Office at Currey Road on 13/01/2017.


The following information were gathered. 


Pension files and service books of all the Family Pensioners and Pensioners retired up to 31/03/2014 except about 450 files have been sent by MTNL to CCA.


PPOs for all Pensioners and Family Pensioners retired up to 31/12/2005 have been issued. About 600 PPOs of 2006 retirees are ready for printing.

Due to some glitch in the printing process the printing is pending.


It is expected that PPOs of all the 1750 pensioners retired during 2006 will be issued by 28/02/2017.


It is expected that the PPOs of about 5000 Pensioners/Family Pensioners from 2007 to 31/03/2014 will be issued by 30/06/2017.


16/01/2017: CGHS NEWS: 

 CGHS Implementation for MTNL Mumbai Combined Service Pensioners: -

 On 11/01/2017, Sri. Pawar, Sri. S. M. Sawant, Sri.J.S.Yadav and Sri.J.B. Chilgar participated in the quarterly meeting convened by Asst. Director CGHS Mumbai.

 Asst. Director said that still he needs instructions from CGHS higher authorities at Delhi for issuing CGHS Cards to Combined service pensioners.

 The progress in Delhi was brought to his notice. He said that if the requirements as per CGHS Rules are met there is no problem. 

 He also said that the lump sum subscription has been doubled.

 On 13/01/2017 Sri. K. Jawahar, Sri. B. R. Pathak, Sri. M. R. Dixit, Sri.J.B. Chilgar met ED. The progress made in Delhi in implementation of CGHS was brought to his knowledge. The following requests were made: -

 1. Welfare Section should arrange a meeting of CCA and CGHS to decide on the procedure for issuing CGHS Cards.

 2. On MTNL side the work should be centralised at Welfare Section at Telephone House instead of delegating the work to Areas. This will enable CGHS and CCA to have one point of contact with MTNL as well as to speed up the process.

 RTOWA has decided to pursue vigorously the issue of full reimbursement of the one-time subscription with Corporate Office.

 It is presumed that the PPOs to all the pensioners retired prior to 31/03/2014 will be issued by 30/06/2017 by CCA. So, Corporate Office will be requested to extend the last date for application for CGHS Card to 31/07/2017.


14/01/2017: GREETINGS :

RTOWA Wishes all the members a very very







As per DoT's report, the technical issues in the implementation of orders to extend CGHS facility to the combined service pensioners of BSNL/MTNL as posed by CGHS, R.K. Puram Unit, was resolved in the meeting held on 06/01/2017 between DoT Units and CGHS ( Policy) Unit at Nirman Bhavan. Now the intending pensioners of MTNL Delhi can get CGHS Cards after taking the NOC from Pr. CCA through MTNL as notified earlier.

At Mumbai:

Shri S.M. Sawant convenor of United Forum and Shri B.R. Pathak , GS-RTOWA will meet Dy. Director CGHS today (11/01/2017) and hold discussions.


04/01/2017: CGHS NEWS.

According to the following News, the procedure for implementation of CGHS for Pensioners of MTNL Delhi will soon be crystallised, removing all glitches in the process of issuing CGHS Cards. 

 The same procedure will be more or less replicated in Mumbai.

 RTOWA Mumbai and MTNL PWA Mumbai are in  pursuit of this issue.


 The leaders of United Forum Delhi, led by Sri. M.K.Bagchi, are in continuous pursuit of implementation of CGHS through informal discussions with Member (Services) and other higher officers of DoT and CCA.

 Now CGHS Policy Wing of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India has convened a meeting to be held on 06/01/2017 which will be attended by CGHS (Policy Unit), DDG (Estt.) and Director (TE) of DOT and Additional Director (HQ) of CGHS (Implementation Unit) to sort out the issues involving the glitches in implementation of CGHS benefit for MTNL/ BSNL pensioners. 

 In the said meeting, it is expected that this issue will be conclusively decided.

 Meanwhile it appears that CGHS Unit is preparing itself to implement the orders for issuing CGHS Cards based on the  CCA Delhi's additional sheet of PPO mentioning "Head of Account", Equivalent CDA Pay Scale with Grade Pay & " Range of Pay".


31/12/2016:  NEW YEAR GREETINGS :

RTOWA wishes all the members a very HAPPY and PROSPEROUS New Year 2017. Each of us has some pending tasks and pending goals which we carry forward to the next year and also we have new goals and tasks to be set. Let us hope that we may achieve all of our pending as well as new goals in this new year.



RTOWA wishes all those who are retiring today a very HAPPY, HEALTHY and PEACEFUL retired life.

Establishing new schedules and routines is a great way to make the transition into retirement easier and help seniors find a new path forward. Wish you all a smooth transition too.


30/12/2016: NEW IDA RATE :

The IDA from 01/01/2017 will be 119.5%. based on Consumer Price Index.

Net decrease in D.A. will be 0.8%.


28/12/2016:PROGRESS ON 78.2% IDA ISSUE


Leaders of United Forum Delhi are continuously pursuing this issue.


MTNL Board decision was sent to DoT on 22/12/2016. 


In a meeting with the leaders of Forum of U&A of MTNL Delhi on 27/12/2016, it is learnt that CMD has assured that he would positively do the follow up with DoT and see that 78.2% IDA is approved by DoT



19/12/2016: MEDSAVE CARDS :

On 15/12/2016, the office bearers (K. Jawahar, B.R. Pathak and M.R. Dixit) met the Incharge of Medsave TPA at Dadar. He said that only 1700 applications have been received so far for Renewal of Medsave Insurance Card. Compared to 14000 pensioners the number of Applications is very less.  Perhaps many applications may be with MTNL Area Offices and they may be forwarding the applications after the last date of 15/12/2016. 

The preparation and issue of cards will start soon. The last year card is valid till the receipt of new card by the Pensioners.

 They met Shri. Bhosale DGM (IR) and congratulated him on his recent assumption of office of DGM (IR). They requested him to extend the date for Application for Insurance card and to give wide publicity. He said the date was fixed by Corporate office and the issue will be taken up with Corporate office. Then the pending floater medical claims were discussed.

 RTOWA will take up the long pending floater medical claim cases with Corporate Office.

17/12/2016: ISSUES OF 2016 RETIREES :-

 The file for upward revision of gratuity to Rs.20 lakhs is yet to be cleared by DoT Finance section.  RTOWA Delhi is closely following it up.  Orders are expected in the coming week.

Gratuity and Commutation :- 

 Delay if any in payment was discussed with AO (Pen) CCA on 15/12/2016. He says about 50% of the cases are paid in the first month after retirement and almost all the remaining cases are paid in the second month after retirement. The main reason for delay is not getting Struck off order in time and delay in getting file from MTNL.

 Pension :-

In most of the cases pension payment is started in the first month after retirement and almost in all cases in the second month.

 Leave Encashment :-

The delay in payment of leave encashment was discussed with DGM (Pen).

He says there was funds problem a few months back. Now funds are received within a month. Some Area offices do not   keep a copy of leave account before sending the service book to CCA Office and wait for return of service book from CCA. We requested him to issue suitable instructions to all area offices for speedy payment of leave encashment.

PPOs :- 

PPOs have been issued up to March-2016 retirees and April-2016 is in progress. Within a few months the backlog will be cleared. In ideal conditions PPO should be issued by third month after retirement.

Please contact AO Pension for readiness of PPO before going to CCA office to collect it.


Today the Office bearers (Sri. K  Jawahar, Sri. B.R.Pathak, and Sri.M.R.Dixit) met all Accounts Officers of CCA and DGM (Pen) of MTNL at Currey Road.

 The following information was gathered:-

 Life Certificate process is almost complete. Out of about 14400 pensioners, only about 800 are yet to give certificate. We requested AO-PDA to issue SMS to all these pensioners.

 PPOs to pre 01/04/2014 retirees :-

 Retired upto 31/12/2005 :-PPOs have been issued to all 4700 pensioners/family pensioners except a very few. 

Those who have not received the PPO may please contact AO PDA.

 Retired during the year 2006 :-

There are about 1780 pensioners/family pensioners in 2006.  The PPO preparation work is in full swing.

 It is expected that all pensioners upto 2006 will get PPO by February- 2017.

 PPO preparation for about 5020 pensioners from 2007 to March 2014 will be taken up afterwards.

Payment of Arrears :-

Pensioners upto 2005:-

Arrears have been paid to about 2010 pensioners/family pensioners so far. About 2700 pensioners are yet to be paid.

 Pensioners of 2006:-

Drawal of arrears to about 1780 pensioners /family pensioners of 2006 will be taken up after payment of arrears to all the pensioners up to 2005.

The arrear drawal work is in full swing.

RTOWA will meet CCA next week and insist her to honour her commitment of "Arrears payment to all by 31/03/2017".

We requested all the concerned officers to upload the details of   Life certificate wanting cases and PPOs issued during October-2016 and November-2016 on the pensioners' portal.


Pension for November-2016, for 1334 pensioners who had given Life Certificate after 20/11/2016 and up to 07/12/2016 has been drawn in supplementary bill. Pension is likely to be credited to their bank account within a few days.


The Minutes of the MTNL Board Meeting held on 08/12/2016 has been collected.

To view the Minutes please CLICK HERE.


Happy News :-

Today MTNL Board has decided in favour of  78.2% IDA for the purpose of revision of Pay w.e.f. 01/01/2007.

Now MTNL Board will seek DoT's Approval for implementation.

Further details are awaited. 

This is as informed by Sri.S.S.Nanda GS RTOWA Delhi.

05/12/2016: EC MEETING :

 Today EC meeting was held.

The EC took a note of the following probable positive development during this week.

1. MTNL Board in the scheduled meeting on 08/12/2016 is likely to recommend 78.2% IDA for revision of Pay/Pension on 01/01/2007.

2. Orders for raising gratuity limit of Rs.10 lakhs to 20 lakhs w.e.f 01/01/2016 are likely to be issued this week.

Decided to participate in the quarterly meeting convened by CGHS Mumbai on 07/12/2016 to insist implementation of CGHS for Mumbai MTNL Pensioners.

Decided to attend RTOWA Delhi Conference on 24/02/2017 at Delhi.  All seven members of Co-Ordination Committee will attend the Conference.

Decided to meet Pr. CCA in the next week to discuss all the pending issues.

 Accounts for November-2016 was approved.

 Sri. J.S. Yadav and Sri. G. N. Haragaball were unanimously co-opted as Organising Secretary and EC Member respectively.


Retirement is when you finally stop doing whatever the boss tells you to do and you start doing what your heart tells you to do. RTOWA wishes all those who are retiring today a very HAPPY, HEALTHY and CHEERFUL retired life.

23/11/2016: DEMONSTRATION:

Successful Mass Demonstration :-

Pensioners and Employees together about 400 participated in Mass Demonstration.

Slogans in favour of demands were raised with enthusiasm. 

The office bearers of all Unions and Associations spoke to the gathering about the latest status of the demands.








United Forum Mumbai has called for a Mass Demonstration tomorrow (23/11/2016) at 1 pm at Telephone House, Dadar.

Demands :-

1. 78.2% IDA for revision of Pay and Pension wef 01/01/2007.

2. Not to reduce the retirement age of working employees from 60 to 58.

3. Automatic revision of pension similar to Govt pensioners. 

4. Merger of MTNL and BSNL.

All Pensioners and Employees are requested to participate in the Demonstration to achieve the demands.



Last date for submission of Contributory Group Health Insurance Scheme (TPA Medical Insurance Scheme) is 15th December 2016.

RTOWA requests all the pensioners to submit the forms A, B, F, and G in duplicate to their respective Area Office.


MTNL Board Meeting was held yesterday (15/11/2016).

It is learnt that 78.2% issue was discussed, but decided to defer it to next board meeting.

2. The proposal to reduce retirement age from 60 to 58 was discussed.

3. The revival proposal of MTNL was discussed in detail.

This development was discussed by United Forum Mumbai in today's (16/11/2016) meeting.

The MTNL Board Meeting on 15/11/2016 disappointed employees and pensioners.

78.2% issue was postponed to next board meeting though MTNL had assured earlier that it will be approved in this meeting.

Shockingly, it is learnt that a lengthy discussion was held regarding reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58.

In this background UF Mumbai decided to launch a Mass demonstration on 23/11/2016 (Wednesday) during lunch hour at Telephone House.

All Employees and Pensioners are requested to Participate in the Demonstration to make it success.


Meeting of the constituent Associations and Unions of United Forum Delhi was held on 08-11-2016 at Kidwai Bhawan. Sri.M.K. Bagchi Convenor guided the discussions.

Sri.S.S. Nanda GS, RTOWA emphasised the urgency to take up "Revision of pension from 01/01/2017"

The UF strongly condemned MTNL's move to propose reduction of the age of retirement from 60 to 58 for working employees.

The UF decided to hold
Lunch Hour demonstration on 23-11-2016 (Wednesday) at CGO Complex New Delhi in support of all long pending demands.


In the meeting with CCA on 21/10/2016, Non uploading of details of Tax recovered from pension on the TRACES was pointed out.

CCA assured to look into the issue and now has taken prompt action. Now the tax recoveries during this financial year have been uploaded. Pensioners have got SMS from ITAX department too.

Please see whether the tax deducted so far from the pension agrees with 26AS of TRACES. If there is any discrepancy please bring it to the notice of CCA Office.


RTOWA has written the following letters to CCA Maharashtra Circle Mumbai.

1. RTOWA has requested CCA to take all steps to fulfil the promise of payment of arrears to all the entitled pensioners by 31/03/2017.

    To view the letter please CLICK HERE.

2. Requested to rectify the errors in last year ( F.Y. 2015-16) Form-16 cases.

    To view the letter please CLICK HERE.

3. Requested to reconcile the tax recovery of this year ( F.Y. 2016-17) and proper compliance of tax rules.

   To view the letter please CLICK HERE.


Now as per CO orders dated 02/11/2016 the Contribution by Pensioners has been fixed at Rs.2697 for single beneficiary and Rs 4472 for two beneficiaries.

Though we have not achieved what we wanted, due to the strong protest of Pensioners and continuous pursuit by Joint Forum & RTOWA Delhi the amount has been reduced....a partial achievement. 

So it has been decided by RTOWA and TPWA of Mumbai and RTOWA & Joint Forum Delhi to withdraw the Protest Action of "Non filling of forms".

However we will convey our disappointment to Corporate Office. 

RTOWA Mumbai will now  focus on  Arrears Payment, PPO Books preparation, and CGHS.

It is reliably learnt that the 78.2% IDA will  be approved in the ensuing MTNL Board Meeting on 15/11/2016.


As per Corporate Office orders dated 02/11/2016, the premium contribution to be reduced from the OPD Limit for Medical insurance scheme is Rs. 2697 for single beneficiary and Rs.4472 for two beneficiaries. 

If available OPD Limit is insufficient to cover the aforesaid premium amount, the balance will be reduced from the OPD limit of next year i.e., 2017-18.

To view the C.O. MTNL letter please CLICK HERE.


All pensioners are required to give Life certificate every year in November.

In addition to Life Certificate, Family Pensioners should give Non Marriage Certificate; Officers retired from posts of E-5 and above should give Non Employment Certificate.


1. Please go to CCA's Pension office at Currey Road Telephone exchange Mumbai with Copies of PAN Card and Aadhar Card and complete the formalities.


From 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. on all days of November-2016 except Sundays and Holiday on 14/11/2016.

2. Please go to your Bank in which your pension is credited with Life Certificate Form, Aadhar and Pan card, get Certified by Bank Manager. Send the Life Certificate with copies of PAN and Aadhar Card by hand or by post to AO (PDA) 3rd Floor MTNL Currey Road Telephone Exchange Mumbai- 400012.              

3. Please get life certificate from any gazetted officer of State or Central Govt or from any authorised authority and send it by hand or by post to AO PDA.
4. Through JEEVAN PRAMAN :-

If you have received New PPO from CCA Office, Jeevan Praman can be given online. For further details please see the website jeevanpramaan. gov. in

To know nearest centre sms JPL  <PINCODE> to 7738299899.  Please go to any Jeevan Praman centre with your PPO, Aadhar Card, Bank details etc., give biometric scanned by the Centre. Select Mumbai CCA as the Pension Paying Authority. The certificate will be retrieved by AO PDA. You need not send it.
Life Certificate can  be handed over at your nearest MTNL Area office also, for onward transmission to AO PDA at Currey Road

MTNL, BSNL absorbed officers are not authorised to issue life certificate.

The Life certificate form can be downloaded from "pensioner.mtnl.in" or "rtowambi.in".

Click Treasury Rules on the site "rtowambi.in" to see list of Authorities who can give Life certificate

On updating the life certificate in the System, a confirmation SMS will be sent to  you within a few days.

Pension will be drawn in November-2016 for those who give life certificate by 15/11/2016. A supplementary drawal will be done by 10/12/2016 for those who give life certificate from 16/11 to 30/11.

Mention of PPO No. for those not received New PPO is not mandatory. MTNL STAFF NO. is must


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