Copy of CAT New Delhi Principal Bench pronounced on 20.09.2023 IN MTNL BSNL PENSIONERS PENSION REVISION CASES.
- We have no hesitation in concluding that the present application deserves positive consideration. The government had given a promise and stated it in black and white. How could it now retract from the promise, that too not by any law or rules but by simply a refusal to honour it?
- In view of the elaborate discussion above, the OA stands allowed. The competent authority amongst the respondents is directed to forthwith revise the pension and family pension wherever applicable, strictly in accordance with the relevant rules and the entitlement governing pension to various sets of employees of the Central Government, maintaining strict parity. It is clarified that the benefits of revision of pension and family pension as notified by the Central Government on the recommendations of the Pay Commission, shall stand extended in favour of the applicants, analogous to the revision of such pension in case of Central Government pensioners.
- The directions contained herein shall be complied with within a period of ten weeks from the date of receipt of a certified copy of this order.
- The OA stand allowed against the background of the aforesaid directions. Pending MA(s), if any, stands disposed of accordingly.
There shall be no orders as to costs.
(Pratima K. Gupta) (Tarun Shridhar) Member (J) Member (A)
D.D. MISTRY, GS BDPA 25.09.2023