Extracts from N F RAILWAY PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION, Guwahati Standing Member, SCOVA, Identified by Ministry of Pension, Govt OF India, Affiliated to Bharat Pensioner Samaj, New Delhi, No. NFRPA/BPS/2015 Dated: 16-10-2015.
5.1 Status of issue of revised PPOs to pre 2006 Pensioners:
The joint Secretary said that some cases are still pending disposal for years and there is an urgent need to resolve all the pending cases. CPAO informed that the number of pending cases has come down and the main reason for pendency is non availability of basic details and that CPAO is making every effort for finalization of the remaining cases.
The Official Representative of DoT said that the main reason for pendency of 466 cases is non availability of pension records with BSNL. He said that Pension Paying Banks are being addressed to furnish the details of Pensioners/ Family Pensioners so that the individual Pensioners could be contacted. JS (PP) wanted that action should be completed as early as possible.
Anomaly in fixation of pension of DoT employees absorbed in BSNL, who retired between 1-10-2000 and 31-7-2001:
The Joint Secretary (PP) said that the issue is pending for a long time and wanted to know where and why it is still pending? The Official Representative of DoT stated that a report has been sent to DoE on 22-9-2015 furnishing replies to all the 4 points raised. At this stage the Minister intervened and wanted to know as to when the issue will be resolved since the case is pending for a long time. The Secretary (PP) said that the matter must be settled before 27-10-2015.
Merger of 78.2% of IDA with basic pension of Pre-2007 BSNL Pensioners:
The Joint Secretary (PP) said that DoP&PW has already conveyed its “No objection” and have also conveyed their comments on 6-7-2015 on the draft Cabinet Note circulated by DoT. The Official Representative of DoT informed that theDoE had raised some serious objections and wanted information on number of Pensioners involved and the required particulars are being collected. The Secretary (PP) wanted to know the time needed to collect the information for which DoT Official replied that they are pursuing the matter with the concerned Authorities and hope to furnish the details to DoE as soon as possible.
Extension of CGHS facilities to retired BSNL employees -Issue of follow up Order by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare & fixation of rates of contribution & ward entitlement by DoT:
DoT Representative informed that a proposal was sent last week to take up the case with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.