78.2% IDA MERGER ISSUE – Queries raised by DOE

Queries raised by DOE,

1) Regarding waiver of BSNL’s liability apart from payment of pension contribution as determined by Dept. Of Expenditure/ COS/ Cabinet Decision dated 27/1/2005 in contravention of / in pursuance of provisions made in Rule 37-A of CCS Pension Rules 1972,

2) Related to  the Pensions paid/ Pensioner’s data of DoT Pensioners/ deemed DoT Pensioners w.e.f. 1/10/2000 onwards, its financial implications for the Govt. of India,

3) Details of any loans extended by DOT to BSNL over last 15 years,

4) Financial viability of BSNL/ whether BSNL was in loss mode and reasons thereof and

5) Why should Govt. of India bear responsibility for non-performance/ loss making of BSNL,

6) Status of Pension Revision in other PSUs,

7) Implications of 50% IDA Merger for MTNL Pensioners,  and

8) Detailed justification from DoT along with the additional  grounds on which waiver is being sought now after  proposing/ moving Cabinet Note specifying  Pension Liability on part of BSNL  as determined earlier vide Cabinet Decision dated 27/1/2005. (Source: AIBSNLRETD WEB)