WE CONVEY THE SAD NEWS THAT COM. R K KOHLI, A VETERAN TRADE UNION LEADER OF INDIAN TELECOM WORKERS, BREATHED LAST IN NEW DELHI TODAY MORNING at 0900. HE WAS 82. HE WAS A TIRELESS ACTIVIST OF NFTE FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS.
WE CONVEY OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCE TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY.
In NTR (Delhi) Circle there are 4500 BSNL Retirees eligible to get pension revision with 78.2% IDR.But only 50% of the cases has been processed by the NTR authorities of BSNL and forwarded to CCA. Whereas in all other Circles almost 99% cases has been settled. Why the delay in the capital city? Mainly because of some “understanding” reached by the then leaders in that Circle. ( There is an idom: "The rotten apple spoils thebunch.") These leaders have been working against our Association and working for the rival organization. They were working against the interest of BSNL retirees also. That is why NTR Circle lagged behind all others in settlement of 78.2%. When Com. Chhidu Singh was the Circle Secretary, he arrrangedd a HELPDESK before the CCA office to help the pensioners. At that time, NTR was the first circle in entire country to complete the work of revision.
Finally, in October 2017 the leaders who took over after death of Chhidu Singh showed their true colour and migrated to the other organization. Good riddance.
There are more than 13000 DOT pensioners in Delhi who are receiving pension through the office of CCA, NTR. So far only 1700 cases of pension revision have been cleared.
Patna CWC decided to co-opt Com. Anupam Kaul, a long time leader and Circle Secretary of SNEA in NTR, who became our life Member as the Assistant General Secretary.
Patna CWC appointed an adhoc committee with Com. P C Kaushik as its convener, to hold general body meeting of NTR district branch and elect new office-bearers.