We are happy to note that Shri Kishan Singh, General Secretary of All India Retired BSNL Executives Welfare Association, New Delhi has written a letter to Shri Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Communications demanding pension revision with CPC formula.The last paragraph of his letter reads:
“In view of the above submissions, your kind personal intervention is solicited to take urgent steps to get the pension revision implemented for BSNL Retirees, who are Central Service Pensioners drawing pension from Government of lndia on combined service rendered in DOT and BSNL under Rule 37-A of CCS Pension Rules 1972. Pension revision for BSNL Pensioners needs to be implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2017 based on 7thCPC fitment formula with multiplying factor of 2.515, as illustrated in para 4.6.2 above, after the due approval of the Union Cabinet”.
It is worth remembering that the above Association has been vehementally demanding pension revision with PRC formula.They went to the extent of saying that if the serving Executives get pay revision with 15% fitment benefit, we the pensioners will automatically will get pension revision with that formula. Now, they have understood the reality.
We knew that nothing will come automatically, We have to struggle for any gain. We knew that a regular sustainable system for our pension revision should be based on CPC formulae only. One by one all are coming to our line of thinking. We are happy. We welcome the change.
In April 2017, BSNL Corporate Office issued orders restoring the medical allowance without voucher for pensioners. It was mentioned in the order that the scheme will be reviewed after six months. Six months period will be over by end of this month. But, no circle has so far started paying the said medical allowance. Then what are they going review?
The Corporate Office issues many orders. Circles simply ignore. This is the present high tech management system of BSNL. How can such a company progress?