|We Always Lead The Way|
Sunday, 25 February 2018
WHAT IS THEIR DEMAND ON METHODOLOGY
FOR PENSION REVISION?
We are happy that the AUAB (All Unions and Associations of BSNL staff) had some discussion with Communications Minister yesterday and during the talks they raised the demand for Pension Revision also. The Note released by AUAB after the discussion says:
“ The representatives of AUAB strongly argued that the pension revision should be done to the BSNL pensioners. It was pointed out that the BSNL pensioners and the Central Government pensioners are covered by same rules.They argued that when pension revision is settled for central Govt pensioners, the same should not be denied to the BSNL pensioners. The Hon’ble Minister assured that needful action would be taken to settle this issue, and directed the Secretary to take necessary action.”
Question is what demand they placed on methodology for pension revision? Some of these leaders were asking fitment formula suggested by PRC.Somebody else wanted CPC formula.Some others did not specify.However, it is a welcome feature that all of them want delinking pension revision from pay revision.
We think of future. What will happen after ten years? By that time all the absorbee members of these Unions will retire from service. They should also get pension revision in 2026 or 2027. Tower Company has already come.Government may not roll it back.What will be fate of BSNL during the next ten years? Will it be possible to look at pay revision in BSNL or Tower Company at that time?
So, reading the writings on the wall, we took a conscious stand and demanded pension revision along with central government pensioners with the same methodology, based on formula suggested by Central Pay Commissions in future. That only will ensure a guaranteed system for pension revision for us, for the members of these service unions in BSNL also.
WE SHALL CONTINUE OUR EFFORTS.