Monday, 26 March 2018


MTNL retirees are also getting pension from government of India directly under rule 37. Hence, they too demand pension revision. A welcome feature is that all the leaders of MTNL staff Unions of Mumbai and Delhi and the Retired Officers Welfare Association of Delhi are united in demanding the pension revision with the fitment formula suggested by seventh Central Pay Commission.
On 22-3-2018, Sri Arvind Sawant MP of Shiv Sena, the founder leader of MTNL Kamgar Union of Mumbai, met Shri Manoj Sinha, Honourable minister for communications and discussed the issues of pay revision and pension revision in MTNL.
On 23-3-2018, on a directive from the minister, Smt. Aruna Sundararajan ITS, Secretary Telecom met leaders of MTNL staff union leaders of Mumbai and Delhi and the leaders of RTOWA Delhi. Of course, the main issue discussed was PAY revision in MTNL.
At the end, all the leaders unitedly raised the issue of Pension Revision, based on the report of Seventh CPC. According to Com. S S Nanda, GS of RTOWA Delhi, the Secretary was positive and assured favourable action in the matter.
We hail the correct stand taken by leaders of MTNL staff Unions of Mumbai and Delhi in demanding pension revision for MTNL retirees based on Seventh CPC report in unison with our demand. Our Shimoga comrades met the minister on 24-3-2018 and placed the same demand. 


Today, a team of Shimoga members of AIBSNLPWA, led by Com. K K Ganapathy (District President) and Com. G S Ajjappa (District Secretary) met Shri Manoj Sinhaji, Minister for Communications, at Shivmogga and submitted a memorandum reiterating our demand for pension revision with effect from 1-1-2017 with fitment benefits recommended by Seventh Central Pay Commission.
The Minister informed the delegation that he is quite aware of the issue and it is under active consideration of the DoT. He assured a positive approach towards the matter.

[In the photos above: Com. Ajjappa, DS with white shirt discussing the issue with the Minister)

We congratulate our Shimoga comrades and Karnataka leaders .... PSR
Observing that a plethora of instructions issued by the central government on granting pension created confusion among retired government officials, theSupreme Court on Thursday asked it to frame a law to regulate the retirement benefit. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said the government had no clarity on how to fix the pension amount and retired officials had to suffer. The apex court passed the remarks while deciding the plea of a retired railwayemployee who is fighting a legal battle 27 years after his retirement on fixation of his pension amount.
The Supreme Court finally decided against the retired official but asked the central government to take steps to prevent pension woes of retired officials.
“We recommend to the department of personnel and training of the government of India to try and make life after retirement easier for a government servant by having appropriate legislation enacted by Parliament or applicable pension rules rather than a ‘khichdi’ of instructions, office memoranda, clarifications, corrigenda and so on and so forth,” said the apex court bench. 


Pension is a right, not subsidy. How can you link Aadhaar to it, asks SC
NEWS:The Supreme Court questioned the Centre on Wednesday (21-3-2018) about its decision to link Aadhaar with pensions, reasoning that it is not a subsidy but an entitlement of a person for years of service he or she has rendered to the government in discharge of official duties.

Referring to the argument of petitioners that many pensioners have been denied their only subsistence in old age due to technical and physical reasons, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan asked attorney general K K Venugopal whether the Centre was going to deny pension, a rightful entitlement, just for want of Aadhaar. Venugopal said Aadhaar has been instrumental in eliminating many bogus pensioners drawing post-retirement benefits for years.

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