Tuesday, 15 July 2014

78.2% for PENSIONERS

GS, AGS (Engg.) Com J. Saibaba and Com Amit Kumar Gupta, AGS AIRBSNLEWA met Shri Pracheesh Khanna, Director (Estt) DoT and discussed regarding reply to DoE on 78.2% IDA pay fixation of BSNL pensioners. Director (Estt) informed that reply from DoT to DoE has been sent on 11th July, 2014; on the issue of 60%:40% he mentioned that as per DoT internal finance clarification the pension paid by the Govt. from 01.10.2000 to 31.03.2010 was less than the 60% of the revenue receipt under specified heads from BSNL but the same was reversed from the year 2011-12 on wards due to reduction in revenue receipt and increase in pension liability. He further mentioned that presently the receipt from BSNL to DoT are about Rs. 6000 Crores per annum and the pension being paid is also about Rs 6000 Crores only. Hence, the Rs 2400 Crores are being paid more by DoT on pension payment as per 60% : 40% formula. However, the reply has been sent to DoE to allow to calculate the pensionary benefits of employees retired between 01.01.2007 to 09.06.2013 on notional basis pay fixation and to take cabinet approval for revision of pensionary benefits of pre-2007 retires, Director (Estt.) assured to pursue the matter in DoE after a week’s time for an early approval.