UPDATE ON PENSION REVISION - Joint Forum Meeting on 18-01-23
Joint Forum of BSNL-MTNL Pensioners Associations formed.
A meeting of the following BSNL-MTNL Pensioners Associations was held online at 15.30hrs on 18-01-2023 to discuss about the issue of pension revision of BSNL-MTNL pensioners which is due from 01-01-2017.
1)All India BSNL DOT Pensioners Association
2)BSNL DOT Pensioners Association (India)
3)Sanchar Nigam Pensioners Welfare Association
4)All India Central Government Pensioners Association HQ Pune
5)MTNL Retired Executives Welfare Association
6) MTNL DOT Pensioners Welfare Association
7 ) MTNL Senior Executives Pensioners Association
8) MTNL Retired Executives Welfare Association, Mumbai
Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor, AIBDPA presided. Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary, AIBDPA who issued the notice for the meeting explained in brief the present situation with regard to the pension revision of BSNL MTNL Pensioners and the need to have united efforts by the pensioners associations to achieve pension revision with 15% fitment as per the recommendations of the III PRC, which is fully justified.
Comrades D.D.Mistri, GS, BDPA(I), G.L.Jogi, GS, SNPWA, R.F.Chaudhary, GS AICGPA HQ Pune, R.K.Mudgal, GS MREWA, Susheel Mudgal ( MDPA), Rajender Prasad, GS, MSEPA, V.P.Prajapati, GS,MREWA, Mumbai and Thomas John, President, BDPA(I) spoke and expressed their opinion in the matter.
All speakers were strongly of the opinion that we should peruse the demand of Pension Revision with 15% fitment as recommended by the III PRC. It was pointed out that this is the logical demand with the precedence in 2007 and 2000. During the meeting with the Associations on 17th December 2022 called by the Secretary DOT, the latter has clearly ruled out any pension revision on the basis of the VII CPC. The 0% offered by the DOT on the basis of 3rd PRC is not acceptable. Since the demand of the Associations for the delinking of pension revision from pay revision has been accepted by the DOT and since the full pension contribution at the maximum of the pay scales has been paid to the government, there is absolutely no justification for the government to deny 15% fitment and revise pension accordingly.
1)We should strongly continue with our demand for Pension Revision with 15% fitment as per III PRC.
2)Formation of Joint Forum of BSNL MTNL Pensioners’ Associations with all the associations which are present in the meeting today. A Memorandum with our demands and justifications to be prepared for submission to the Minister of Communications and Secretary, DoT.
3)Meeting Secretary DOT and Minister of Communications by the Joint Forum for early settlement of the pension revision.
4)In case the issue is not favourably settled by 20th February, 2023, Joint Forum will meet and chalk out Agitational programmes.
With vote of thanks by Com. K G Jayaraj the meeting came to an end at 17.30hrs.