Meeting with Member (Services) DoT
updated on 19 September, 2022
Meeting with Member (Services) DoT:-
Comrade Prahlad Rai GS, Comrade Kishan Singh ji, President AIRBSNLEWA, Comrade A K Kaushik GS RTOWA MTNL, Comrade, Sheel Kumar ji President and Comrade K R Yadav, GS TEAM MTNL Delhi met Member (Services) DoT and discussed regarding pension revision issue of BSNL/ MTNL pensioners. DDG (Estt) and Director (Estt) DoT were also present in the meeting. We explained that DoT proposal for 0% fitment benefit is no way acceptable to us. The pension revision should be on the basis of 7th CPC recommendations on pension revision should be adopted since we are Govt pensioners and getting pension from Consolidated funds of Govt of India. Member Services while discussing the matter explained that even on 0% fitment benefit the pensioners will be benefited with 8% or 10% . We explained that no one is going to be benefited with this fitment in long term. However, we explained that all the pensioners Associations has requested to withdraw this 0% fitment proposal and to constitute a Committee compromising DoT Officers and Association representatives heading by Member (Services) for discussing the matter in detail for agreeable solution. Member (Services) appreciated our concern and mentioned that shortly a Committee will be constituted to discuss and resolve the issue. All the Pensioners Associations representatives will be informed well in time to discuss the matter. He assured an early action in this regard. During discussions it is understood that pension revision file from DoP&W has been received in DoT Estt cell wherein DoP&W has not objected 0% fitment benefit, notional fixation may be considered and the Comittee may be constituted and headed by DoT not by DoP&W etc. We extended thanks for considering the request of all the pensioners Associations regarding Constitution of a Committee comprising DoT Officers and Association representatives for discussions and decision on pension revision formula.
Meeting with our Advocate Ms Gauri Puri:- Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIRBSNLEWA, Comrade A K Kaushik GS RTOWA MTNL and Comrade Karan Singh from Rajasthan met Ms Gauri Puri our Advocate to discuss regarding pension revision court case status & Rule 206 seniority case of SDEs Telecom. Madam apprised that pension revision case has been posted for hearing on 6th October-2022 in DB PB CAT ND wherein Mr Rajshekher Rao Sr Advocate may also be present for argument. Regarding Rule 206 SDEs seniority case she informed that tomorrow the case for MTNL applicants has been listed for hearing as TC-78/ 2015 at Sl no 107. The MTNL case Judgement may come tomorrow and on that basis further BSNL case will be reviewed.