MTNL-BSNL PENSIONERS PENSION REVISION – LATEST STATUS.
MEETING WITH MEMBER (SERVICES) DoT.
Com. K G Jayaraj, General Secretary has met Shri. Ajay Kumar Sahu, Member (Services), Department of Telecommunications on 8th November, 2023 and discussed the issue of pension revision.
Member (Services) stated that now the DoT is finalising the appeal to be filed in High Court against the PBCAT, New Delhi judgment of 20-09-2023. He further stated that nothing is possible unless and until the final decision is made by the higher courts, may be the Supreme Court.
So we have missed the settlement between the lips and cup. Actually, DoT had almost completed the process of pension revision with higher fitment as per 3rd PRC as assured by the then Member (S) in the meeting with the pensioners Associations on 17-10-2022. The file based on the calculations made by the CGCA for financial implications for 5,10,15 percent fitment was expected to be cleared by the MOC in April, 2023. And the MOC is reported to have offered 10% fitment to the delegation led by Com. G L Jogi, General Secretary, SNPWA. But when the argument started in the PBCAT, New Delhi on the cases filed by certain pensioners Associations in which DoT (Estt) was actively involved, the decision on fitment was deferred. And after the judgment, the file itself has been put into the cold storage.