Monday, 23 September 2013
DEMONSTRATION BY ALL INDIA BSNL PENSIONERS WELFARE ASSOCIATION-MADURAI DISTRICT
BSNL PENSIONERS STAGE DEMOSTRATION
BSNL pensioners of All India BSNL Pensioners' Welfare Association staged mass demonstration in front of the office of General Manager Telecom , BSNL Madurai today .It is staged to draw the attention of the authorities of Department of Telecom and BSNL to the long pending problem of pension anomaly of those worked both in DOT and then absrobed in BSNL ,retired between 01-10-2000 and 1-7-2001.The pensioners also demanded that those who retired before 10-06-2013 should get 78.2 % IDA merger befit which is given to the working employees with effect from 1.1.2007.
These two problems are pending with the standing committee of Department of Pension and Pension Welfare under the chairmanship of Hon' MOS Shri V.Narayanasmy. The DoT is delaying in resolving the case in spite of giving assurance of settling the problems in the standing committee conducted during February 2013.This has caused lot of unhappiness and heart burn among the senior citizens of BSNL and now they have come out with programme Demonstration in all district and state capitals all over india.The have also planned to stage mass Dharna in Delhi on 23 -10 2013 if the problems are not solved by then.
The demonstration attended by about 200 pensioners from Madurai,Theni and Didigul districts.The arrangements were made by Shri M.Raveendran,president and Shri G.R.Dharmarajan,Madurai District Secretaray of the district branch of Madurai