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31/12/2015:

                                  RTOWA wishes all the officers retiring today a very very HAPPY, HEALTHY and PEACEFUL retired life.

                          The expected IDA rise w.e.f. 01/01/2016 is 4.5%. New IDA rate will be 112.4%.

28/12/2015:
Today the EC meeting was held.


1) It was decided to pursue the arrears matter with Member (F) for issuing necessary orders to the concerned authorities for payment of 95% of arrears immediately and balance after issue of PPO. Also the Member (F) may be met by the coordination committee during our visit to Delhi in connection with the AGB of RTOWA Delhi.


2) The unions of working employees have decided to hold a Full day Dharna on 8th Jan-2016 for refixation of pay on the basis of 78.2% DA w.e.f. 01/01/2007. It was decided to participate in it by our Association if invited by those unions.


3) It was decided that a letter may be written to DOT demanding that all MTNL retired officers should be treated on par with DOT officers in providing RSTC.

 

4) Also it was decided that the Member (F) may also be requested to issue letter to speed up the issue of PPOs to the retirees prior to 01/04/2014, during the visit to Delhi.

 

LIST OF PENSIONERS WHO HAVE NOT SUBMITTED LIFE CERTIFICATE UPTO 30/11/2015: 

The DoT Pension Cell has announced that pension for November-2015 has not been drawn for 1590 pensioners due to non submission of Life Certificate upto 30/11/2015. All those are requested to submit the Life Certificate immediately.

To view the list of pensioners who have not submitted Life Certificate please CLICK HERE.

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18/12/2015:

Com. M.K. Bagchi, the Convenor of United forum of MTNL Unions and Associations, Com. Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA and Com. Kishan Chand GS AIRBSNLBWA met Chairman (TC) & Secretary (T) on 16/12/2015.

The following issues were discussed :-

1. Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners with 78.2% of DA with effect from 01/01/2007.
It is gathered that Cabinet Memo will be pushed through for Govt's approval as soon as revised reference is received back from Ministry of Law

2. Inclusion of BSNL/MTNL Pension in terms of reference of 3rd Pay Committee.

It was clarified that DoT's plea to include the pension of BSNL/MTNL in terms of reference of 3rd Pay Committee is not forwarded at the level of nodal ministries as "this pension is not for automatic revision"

(Information received from Com. M.K. Bagchi)

 

14/12/2015: LATEST NEWS FROM CCA OFFICE AT CURRY ROAD

Today the Office bearers Sri. S.V.Gajam, Sri.M.R.Dixit, Sri.J.B.Chilgar and Sri. P.Subramanian met officers of CCA Pension Section at Curry Road. It is ascertained that 763 more PPOs are ready for issue in respect of pre 01/04/2014 retirees. The list will be given on the portal soon.

Pensioners whose name appears in the list given on "pensioner.mtnl.in" portal can go to Curry Road office and collect the PPO without waiting for the letter from Pension section.

PPOs of pensioners, who cannot go to Curry Road due to ill health, can collect their PPO by authorising any one.

The office bearers insisted that PPOs should be sent by post to outstation pensioners and the list on the portal should be updated on weekly basis.

Post 01/04/2014 retirees: - PPOs for retirees up to 31/08/2015 have been issued and PPOs for Sep'15 retirees are under preparation. However pension is drawn from the next month of retirement.
The office bearers while appreciating the earnestness of CCA pension section, requested to speed up the work of PPOs issue.

Clarifications are expected from Member (Fin) regarding payment of arrears on account of revision of pension to all the pre 01/01/2007 retirees.

NEWS FROM MTNL PENSION CELL

Then the office bearers met SM (Pension) of MTNL at curry Road.

Out of 1441 files returned with objections by CCA unit in respect of pre 31/12/2005 retirees, 912 files have been returned after clearing objections.

Out of 1781 cases of 2006 retirees, 924 files have been sent to CCA pension section.
The office bearers appreciated the organised way of working and requested to speed up the work.

Arrears for the year 2006 to the VRS retirees will be drawn by MTNL on receipt of funds.

NEWS FROM MEDSAVE TPA :-
The office bearers met the officials of Medsave TPA. It is ascertained that 5437 pensioners only have applied to join the Scheme of insurance for indoor medical facility. The ID cards are being prepared and sent by post shortly.

RTOWA appeals to all members to submit application for the medical scheme to their respective SM (Admn), if they had not yet applied for.

 

09/12/2015 :-
RTOWA is in continuous pursuasion of the following

issues :-
1. Payment of Arrears.
2. 78.2% DA in revision of pay and pension
3. Early issue of New PPOs
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Shri. Arvind Sawant M.P. has written letter to PM

regarding 78.2% DA.
Please Click here to view the letter

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 Pension for Nov'15 for 465 pensioners who had

given life certificate after cut off date has been

drawn. RTOWA thanks CCA Pension cell.

 

 06/12/2015:

                                         The details about the ANNUAL GENERAL BODY Meeting dated 20/11/2015 have been uploaded including photo gallery. To view, please click the menu 'GB MEETINGS' available in the top row above.

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30/11/2015:

                              RTOWA WISHES ALL THOSE WHO RETIRE TODAY A VERY VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL RETIRED LIFE.

                       If you believe that achievement ends with retirement, you will slowly fade away. First of all, keeping the mind active is one way to prolong your life and to enjoy life to its fullest for as long as possible. So Keep the mind active and enjoy the life.

 

TO FIND YOUR NAME IN THE LIST OF LIFE CERTIFICATE UPDATED IN THE SYSTEM :-

Click the Link below in the last line.

The Updated List will appear,

Press Ctrl+f, (holding control key press F),

A small box  will appear in any of the corners,

Enter your staff no. or name in that window,

You will find the line of your name in the list, if updated.

Please CLICK HERE for displaying the list of L.Cs updated.

 

 

LIFE CERTIFICATE, NON/RE EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATE, NON/RE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE AND I.T. DECLARATION

AFTER GETTING THE L.C. DULY SIGNED BY AUTHORISED AUTHORITIES MAY BE SENT BY POST OR BE HANDED OVER TO AO (PDA), DoT PENSION CELL, 3RD FLOOR, MTNL TELEPHONE EXCHANGE BUILDING, CURREY ROAD, MUMBAI - 400012 PREFERABLY UPTO 21/11/2015 ON ALL WORKING DAYS BETWEEN 10 A.M. AND 4 P.M.

NOW THE LIFE CERTIFICATE SIGNED BY AUTHORISED AUTHORITIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ALSO BY AREA SM(WORKS) OF MTNL IN ADDITION TO AO PDA OFFICE.

THE LIFE CERTIFICATES ARE ALSO SIGNED BY AO (PDA) AT O/O CCA, CURREY ROAD. ELABORATE ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN DONE BY CCA AT SECOND FLOOR OF CURREY ROAD TELEPHONE EXCHANGE.

THE LIFE CERTIFICATE FORMS HAVE BEEN SLIGHTLY MODIFIED AND A NEW CIRCULAR BEEN ISSUED BY MTNL.

 -- CLICK HERE FOR NEW CIRCULAR AND LATEST FORM.

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 20/11/2015 :-

Today Seventh AGB of our Association was held at Chabildas High School Hall Dadar West. More than 210 members participated in the meeting. The meeting started at 11.15 AM. Annual Report and Audited Accounts were adopted. Com.S.S. Nanda Convenor of Co-Ordination Committee and GS RTOWA Delhi extensively covered all the issues viz., New PPOs for pre 01/04/2014 retirees, Payment of arrears for 69 months  to those retired prior to 01/01/2007 due to revision of pension from 01/01/2007, Medical  facilities, 78.2% DA in revision of pension on 01/01/2007 etc. The Session concluded at 12.30.

 

OPEN HOUSE SESSION :-

 

 Session started at 12.30. Shri. Arvindji Sawant M.P. LokSabha was the Chief Guest.

 

 Com. M.K. Bagchi President of RTOWA Delhi, Com.S.S.Nanda  GS RTOWA Delhi, Shri.S.P. Rai ED MTNL Mumbai, Shri.A.P.Singh G.M.(Fin), Shri.P.K. Adhikari G.M. (A ), Shri.Ankur Kumar Jt.CCA, Shri.Bhalerao DGM (IR), Shri.V.Padmanathan DGM (Pen), Shri.A.C.Kumar CAO (Pen), Shri.Panchal Sr.AO (Pen), Shri. Ramasundaram AO (Pen),

 

And Office bearers of RTOWA Delhi viz., Com.Shilkumar, Com. R.K. Mudgal, Com.S.N. Pande, and Com.S.K. Bhatia,  Office bearers of local Unions and Associations viz., Com.J.S.Yadav, Com.G.N. Haragabal, Com.Virendra Singh, Com.S.S. Singh, Com. Raghavan, Com. T.L.Gaikwad, Com. S.G. Pawar, and Com. C.Mendonca  were our Hon’ble guests.    

 

 Our President  Shri. K. Jawahar  welcomed the guests, bouquets were offered to the guests by our GS Shri. Badri R. Pathak, and by Shri. M.R.Dixit AGS. Key Note address was delivered by Shri. Badri R.Pathak GS.

 

 Shri.A.P.Singh GM (Fin), Shri.AnkurKumar Jt.CCA, spoke about  the steps taken by MTNL and CCA to issue PPOs, arrangement for Life Certificate etc.

 

Shri.Arvindji  Sawant released the directory of Members of RTOWA Mumbai and RTOWA Delhi. Members cheered while honouring  Shri. M.K.Bagchi and Shri. S.S. Nanda for their life long dedicated services to employees and pensioners with shawl and nariyal by Shri. Arvindji Sawant. Shri.S.S. Nanda gave a brief about the Directory and Shri.M.K. Bagchi gave a brief about his long innings of service to Associations.

 

 Shri.Arvindji Sawant spoke elaborately, informatively and inspiringly on all the issues. He emphasised on achieving 78.2% DA for fixation of pay and pension on 01/01/2007. Com.M.K. Bagchi gave the concluding speech emphasising the freedom and strength of the Associations to identify the issues, and to pursue the issues by all means at right time to safeguard the interests of employees and pensioners.

 

The meeting concluded with vote of thanks by Shri. M.R. Dixit AGS

 

06/11/2015:

                                     ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING of RTOWA will be held on 20/11/2015 at 11 am, at second floor, Chhabildas High School Hall Dadar West followed by Open Session at 12.30.  Shri Arvind Sawant MP, Dir(Fin), ED, CCA, Com. Bagchi, Com. Nanda and other leaders will address the Open Session. All members and retired executives though non members are requested to attend the meeting.

 

05/11/2015:

List of LIFE CERTIFICATES received and updated in the system, is daily updated in the portal "pensioner.mtnl.in". Welcome initiative by CCA Pension cell.

The following lists also are available in the portal "pensioner.mtnl.in"

List of PPOs issued:-

1. Pre 01/04/2014 retirees.
2. Superannuation retirees from 01/04/2014
3. Retirees on VR from 01/04/2014
4. Family pension cases from 01/04/2014.
It is said that these lists will be updated periodically.

This was the demand of RTOWA.

This is one more pensioner friendly initiative by CCA. It reflects the transparency in the functions of CCA Office.

RTOWA Conveys its thanks to CCA and his officers/staff.

 

02/11/2015:

                              RTOWA WISHES ALL THE OFFICERS WHO HAVE RETIRED ON 31/10/2015 A VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL RETIRED LIFE.

                    The arrangements at Curry Road CCA office to give / accept Life Certificate is very good. The whole staff at CCA office and MTNL Pension Cell at Curry Road are geared up to this task.

                    One more welcome initiative by AO (PDA) is.... SMS Confirmation of updation of Life Certificate in the system is given within a couple of days of receipt of Certificate at Curry Road office.

RTOWA RECORDS ITS APPRECIATION TO THE TEAM OF OFFICERS AND STAFF WHO ARE DEDICATED TO THIS TASK.

 

25/10/2015:

                                  As a result of the meeting between the Jt. CCA and the office bearers of RTOWA on 20/10/2015, a circular has been issued by the SM (pension) on 24/10/2015. A combined format for Life Certificate, Non Employment Certificate and Non/Remarriage Certificate also has been prescribed by CCA. Further an extract of Rule 343 of Central Treasury Rules also has been sent by the CCA for circulation.

TO VIEW THE CIRCULAR AND COMBINED FORMAT PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

22/10/2015:

 

LET THE GOOD SOAR OVER EVIL.

Wishing you a Happy Dussehra!

     NEWS:

As a result of our letters dated 14/10/2015 to Member (Fin), Jt.CCA invited RTOWA for a meeting on 20/10/2015. Accordingly Mr. B.R.Pathak, Mr. J. B.Chilgar and Mr. P.Subramanian met Jt. CCA.
Jt. CCA clarified that as per Central Treasury Rules, all Public Sector Banks from where Pension is drawn are authorised to sign life certificate. It was an inadvertent omission in Annexure V of the circular.
He reiterated that MTNL/BSNL absorbed officers are not authorised to sign the life certificate.

Regarding payment of arrears, he did not accept our demand of payment of 95% of arrears to all eligible pensioners and payment of balance 5% on issue of PPO. However he said the issue will be further examined.
He informed that 790 PPOs of pre 01/04/2014 pensioners have been printed so far and another 1003 PPOs are ready for printing.

In respect of post 01/04/2014 retirees, PPOs have been issued up to June'2015.
After meeting Jt. CCA the Office Bearers met CAO Pension MTNL.
The following information was gathered.
1. Total no. of cases sent to CCA so far – 4465

2. No. of cases returned by CCA with queries – 877

3. No of cases resubmitted after rectifying the queries – 115

4. The CAO assured that the balance query cases are expected to be resubmitted by the end of this month.

5. Sheets regarding calculation of Pension arrears have been sent to CCA almost for all the cases except a few which are also expected completion by the end of this month.

 

14/10/2015:

LIFE CERTIFICATE ISSUE :-
The RTOWA has taken up this issue  with Member (Fin-DOT). It has been suggested either to continue the practice of last year, or to stagger the life certificates over all the 12 months based on the month of retirement of pensioners.
Today a letter has been written by RTOWA to Member (Fin-DOT) requesting payment of arrears by Diwali 2015.

To view the letter please CLICK HERE.

PPO Preparation and distribution work:-
About 550 PPOs only have been prepared and printed so far, for pre 01/04/2014 retirees. Out of this about 200 PPOs have been handed over to the pensioners. It is said that another lot of about 500 PPOs are ready to be printed.
The total no. of pensioners and family pensioners retired up to 31/03/2014 is about 11500. The progress in preparation of PPOs is not encouraging. It is said that more resources are required to increase the output. We are taking up the issue with Member (Fin-DOT)

Payment of Pension Arrears:

RTOWA has sent one more letter to the Member (Fin-DOT) at Delhi for arranging payment of arrears before Diwali-2015 to those who have retired prior to 01/01/2007.

To view the letter please CLICK HERE.

 

 

13/10/2015:

                       Today the office bearers, Shri K. Jawahar, Shri M.R.Dixit, and Shri J.B. Chilgar visited Curry Road Pension cell. Dy.CCA is on leave up to 22/10/2015. So they discussed the issue of Life certificate with AOs. They are aware of the enormity of work and are geared up to tackle the work. However it is felt that the pensioners may visit in thousands during Nov'15 and it will be a tough time for pensioners and officials.

                       Then the team met DGM (Pension-MTNL) at Matunga. He said that the Pension files, Service books etc of about 4400 pensioners retired up to 31/12/2005 have been sent to CCA Office at Curry Road long back. About 400 cases are yet to be sent.
Out of 1800 cases of retirement during 2006, pension files and service books of about 100 cases have been sent to CCA office at Curry Road. The delay is attributed to the too many changes to be made in the computer system to accommodate the changes in Pension rules effective from 01/01/2006.                   

                     Then the office bearers met GM (Fin-MTNL) at Telephone House, Prabhadevi. He expressed his inability to give any help in Life Certificate issue as CCA has categorically stated that MTNL absorbed officers cannot attest life certificates.

 

 

09/10/2015:

                          EC meeting was held today at Telephone House.

--Accounts for September-2015 were approved.

--Committees were formed for conducting AGB of our Association on 20/11/2015.

--It was decided to visit CCA office next week to find out the progress of PPOs preparation work and arrangements for life certificate.

--Next EC meeting is fixed on 6/11/2015.

 

 

05/10/2015:

                            CORRECTED LIST FOR NEW DIRECTORY

After including all the corrections received from our comrades, the final list of officers for the new directory has been prepared. To view the final corrected list, please CLICK HERE.

 

04/10/2015:

            SUBMISSION OF LIFE CERTIFICATE :-
Every year Pensioner/Family pensioner should appear before Pension Disbursing Authority with proper identity card and declare that he/she is alive. This year onwards we should present ourselves before the A O (PDA) CCA Pension cell  3rd floor, Curry Road Telephone Exchange Curry Road Mumbai-400012. The circular and the forms also have been uploaded.  They have been loaded in whatsapp also.

Those who are unable to personally appear may give the declaration before any Authority authorised as per Annexure V and get his/her attestation. The duly attested life certficate may be forwarded to AO PDA alongwith other documents.  

1. Pensioners/ Family pensioners should submit life certificate in form Annexure –III and Non-Employment Certificate in Annexure-VI.

2. In addition, Pensioners / Family pensioners should submit a Proforma of profile information attaching copy of PAN, Aadhar Card, (or birth certificate) of self and spouse. If the information had already been given need not be given again now.

3. Family pensioners should also furnish non remarriage declaration in Annexure-VIII.

List of authorities who can sign the life certificates other than the PDA is at Annexure V.

Note: - BSNL/MTNL absorbed officers are not authorised to sign the Life certificate.

To view the Circular and Forms please

CLICK HERE

 

 
01/10/2015 :

                 IDA INCREASE : 5.3% FROM OCTOBER 2015.

 The Labour Bureau of India has released the All India Consumer Price Index for August-2015. It is 264 points. With the above, IDA from October-2015 can be assessed as 107.9%.

 IDA from July-2015     : 102.6%

IDA from October-2015 : 107.9%

Net Increase                   :   5.3%

 

  30/09/2015:

                                 RTOWA wishes all the comrades who have retired today a very very HAPPY, HEALTHY and PEACEFUL Retired Life.

                         Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. Keep on going and enjoy the retired life.

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24/09/2015:

                             RTOWA wishes all the comrades a very very happy BAKRID.

News:

           A letter has been sent by email to Ms.Annie Moraes Member (F), DOT Delhi with a copy to Dir (F) MTNL Delhi, ED Mumbai and GM Fin MTNL Mumbai.
The text of the email is as under:-
“Respected Madam,
A letter conveying our suggestion regarding payment of arrears of pension is enclosed.

Our members request that 95% of arrears may be paid to MTNL Pensioners retired before 01/01/2007 and family pensioners who are entitled to get arrears immediately and the remaining 5% can be paid on issue of PPO by CCA”

To view the copy of our letter, please CLICK HERE.

 

 

15/09/2015:

                       The Group Health Insurance Scheme for Indoor Treatment has been extended by one more year. The forms are to be submitted again to the concerned Area Admin Section. An additional Form Y/ Form Z is to be given by all pensioners / family pensioners giving undertaking to join the scheme or not interested to join.

 To view the Circular and Forms please CLICK HERE.

 

 

14/09/2015:

EC meeting was held on today. The gist of discussions is furnished below:-

1. Accounts for the month of Aug'15 was approved.

2. Shri Pathak GS briefed about the meeting with CCA on 10/09/2015.

3. Shri K. Jawahar President said that RTOWA has now become a constituent of MTNL Executives Forum Mumbai along with TEAM and MEA. We will have joint approach in the following issues :-

   a) 78.2 % DA in revision of pay/pension on  

       01/01/2007

   b) Merger of BSNL and MTNL

   c) Future revision of pay and Pension

   d) Medical facilities.

4. Arrangements for conducting AGB on 20/11/2015 were discussed.

The next EC Meeting will be held on 09/10/2015.

 

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