PENSION ANOMALY CASE – The pensioners retired from October 2000 to june 2001 will now get notional fixation in IDA PAY SCALES to calculate their last ten months basic pay average to calculate their 50% of basic pension.
BSNL was formed on 1-10-2000. Three lakhs employees were enmasse absorbed in BSNL. About 4300 of them retired from service on superannuation between October 2000 and July 2001. They could not complete ten months’ service in BSNL. Their pension was fixed at 50% of ten months average pay as per the extant rules. A portion of those 10 months fell in CDA pattern and another portion in IDA pattern of pay scales. This fixation created a serious anomaly. Those 4300 people got less pension than their juniors and their seniors as well. This matter was discussed by service unions for many years. No result. Finally legal ramedy was sought for. The result after 19 years of retirement of the pensioners…. pitiable indeed.
Let us hope that the the judgment is challanged in Apex Court.