updated on 31 October, 2020
Marvelous General Body meeting of UP (East) Circle :
A well organized General Body Meeting of “ALL INDIA RETIRED BSNL EXECUTIVES’ WELFARE ASSOCIATION” UP(East) Circle was held on the 4th of January 2020 (Saturday) at “India Awadh Hotel” Hazratganj, Lucknow.
More than a hundred esteemed BSNL pensioners from Lucknow district attended our meeting which lasted for more than 4 hours. The meeting started with opening remarks of Com S.M.Abbas (Circle President) and where he warmly welcomed all members of the association. Com Pallab Bose (Circle Secretary) then apprised the members regarding the present day situation of BSNL. He furthermore asked members to recruit more incoming incoming VRS executives. The members were instructed to talk about the Association to at-least two new VRS executives each.
Members are encouraged to talk about the sincere efforts undertaken by AIRBSNLEWA regarding crucial and important issues like - the 60:40 pension sharing with BSNL, and 78.2% IDA merger issues of retired executives of BSNL at CHQ level.
He reminded the members that the only association to initially raise the 60:40 pension sharing issues was AIRBSNLEWA. He also mentioned that today, many associations are falsely claiming credit for achieving the things that our associations accomplished over the past few years. After the continuous and combined struggle of AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA, the 60:40 sharing provision from pension rule was withdrawn. This ruling has strengthened the way for future pension revision of BSNL Pensioners.
Com Bose (AGS/CS) conveyed his sincere thanks to Com Prahlad Rai, GS AIRBSNLEWA, Com Amit Gupta Dy GS, Com Kishan Singh CHQ President for their endless efforts for Pension revision .
Meeting was also addressed by the following honorable members: Com C.S. Verma (Circle Finance Secy.), Com R.J.Pandey (Lw Distt. President), Com Pradip Goyal, Ex AGS, Com Satish Yadav, DS Lucknow & Com D.K.Biswas, DS Varanasi.
At the end of the meeting - the Association Book “AIRBSNLEWA VOICE” Published by WB state branch was distributed to all members which was donated by WB circle. We conveyed our sincere thanks to Com Sitansu Sarkar, Circle Secretary WB Circle for their contribution.
Four new members joined our association in this meeting. The General body meeting ended with a vote of thanks by Circle President.
In the second session a workshop on “Customer Financial Awareness” was conducted by ICICI Securities & HDFC Mutual Fund. Most pensioners actively participated. An interactive session with ICICI Financial experts followed where doubts raised by our pensioners regarding safe investment and Income tax were answered. At the end of session - all members of AIRBSNLEWA UP(E) were served Snacks & Tea.