Director HR writes DO letter to all CGMs for monitoring timely release of terminal benefits to the families all deceased employees, who met unfortunate demises in the Pandemic due to Covid-19 or any other reasons. In this regard, Dir HR will be holding a VC with CGMs of all Circles in phased manner starting w.e.f 04.06.2021.
AIGETOA once again raised the matter of the SAB Pension Fund to make it updated, whose payment is pending since April, 2020. It was strongly raised that due to delayed payment of the SAB Pension fund, interest of the intervening period is not given by LIC and hence management should make the payment of all due amount along with the interest for SAB Pension Fund of BSNL Recruited employees. It is shocking to note that not even a single Pension Case started under “SAB Trust Rules of BSNL” despite to the fact that thousand of BSNL Recruited Employees (Few Executives and mostly Non Executives) took VRS in Jan-2020 (more than a year before) on the call of government and most of them were entitled for SAB Pension. On the other hand entire machinery of BSNL was put on job to settle Pension Cases of DoT absorbed VRS opted employees, which again shows sheer discrimination by the management towards BSNL Recruits. Some people are trying to weaken you on behest of the some sponsored group but you have to be very cautious. Friends, it is very important to see that voice and strength of AIGETOA remains intact else no one is bothered for you in this department even for your entitled benefits.
AIGETOA appreciated the decision of the management to form the Committee for the Health Insurance Policy for BSNL Employees but also cautioned the management about its scope and mandate. The association told that it will be too early to comment on the formation of committee without having in depth information about scope and mandate of the committee but we find it apt to remind management that providing health care is duty of Employer and throwing it on the heads of Employees will not be accepted under any circumstances.
AIGETOA is firm in this regard and will not allow any tinkering in the responsibilities of the health provisions by BSNL. So, any Health Insurance Policy initiated by the department for executives and employees must be borne by the BSNL.
The association has a Policy of Social Responsibility with the name of AIGETOA Death Relief fund (DRF) for the family of deceased members. In this policy, AIGETOA extend immediate support of Rs 1.25 Lakh to the nominee of the deceased members on the receipt of the cases from AIGETOA Circle Branches for all death cases of its members. This is purely done on the association platform from internal resource of the part of membership fees received by the association.
Accordingly, three cases of sad demises received by AIGETOA CHQ, which includes, two from Rajasthan and one from Bihar. Today all three cases were disbursed the DRF amount of Rs 1.25 Lakh to the account of official nominees of our deceased members as detailed below.
1] Shri Sanjeev Kumar, SDE Jhunjhunu SSA, Rajasthan Circle
2] Shri Girish Agarwal, SDE NTR Kota, Rajasthan Circle
3] Shri Jay Shankar Kokil, JTO Munger SSA, Bihar Circle
We pray for the departed soul and stand with the families of our deceased members in this testing time. We request the Circles to forward the cases if any pending at your end for disbursal of DRF to the families of our deceased members. It is also requested to our Circle and District Branches to ensure other settlement as available through BCF and other Terminal Benefits to be given immediately to the families of not only our members but all the employees of BSNL, who met with a sad and untimely demises.