Meeting with Member (Services) DoT
updated on 20 July, 2022
Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEA, Comrade A K Kaushik GS RTOWA MTNL met with Member (Services) DoT today and discussed regarding (a) Pension revision of BSNL/MTNL pensioners:- We requested Member (Services) to retake up the matter with Internal Finance of DoT for considering de-linking of pension revision of BSNL/MTNL pensioners from pay revision of BSNL/MTNL employees. Linking pension revision with pay revision is not at all justified since the BSNL/MTNL pensioners are not playing any role in the profit or losses of BSNL/MTNL. During the service period of BSNL pensioners the pension contributions were paid to DoT on the maximum of the pay scales. Member Services mentioned that Estt cell view is that in case the pension revision is done w.e.f. 01-01-2017 there will be pension anomaly to the post retired BSNL/MTNL pensioners. We explained that we have already suggested to give notional pay fixation w.e.f. 01-01-2017 and actual fixation on the day of retirement and on the last pay drawn, pension may be fixed up wherein no anomalies will arise. Member Services again mentioned that pension cannot be fixed up notionally. We clarified that DoT has already given notionally 78.2% fitment benefit instead of 68.8% fitment w.e.f. 01-01-2007 and actual benefit form June-2013.Thus pension may also be fixed up notionally wef 01-01-2017. After detailed discussions Member Services assured that he will further discuss the matter on the basis of these inputs with the Estt cell team of DoT to reconsider the matter. We extended our sincere thanks for giving patient hearing to us. (b) 5% IDA fitment benefit against 78.2% fitment benefit to MTNL employees/pensioners. GS RTOWA submitted a brief note on 5% IDA fitment benefit against 78.2 fitment benefit and pension revision of MTNL pensioners to Member Services and requested for the early settlement of 5% IDA fitment benefit to MTNL employees and pensioners. Member Services assured to look into the matter for an early resolution of the issues.