Despite our continuous efforts the reply to the clarifications sought by the Department of Expenditure is not yet finalized and the file is still pending with the DOT Finance. This information is given by the Director (Esst), DOT,Shri.Prachish Khanna to Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary on today, the 17th April,2014.
The buerocracy, and the government as well ,it seems , are determined to prolong the issue unnecessarily until the new government is sworn in at the center. This is most deplorable and clear example of apathy of the government towards the pensioners issues.
Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri,Convenor,Forum of BSNL Unions and Advisor,AIBDPA has given a detailed letter to the Secretary,DOT regarding extension of benefits of 78.2% IDA merger to the BSNL pensioners.The Secretary, however could not discuss the issue with Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri as he was very busy with some urgent matters.
Therefore Com.Namboodiri met Shri.Umashankar,Joint Secretary as advised by the Secretary and discussed the issue.Com.Namboodiri pointed out that much delay is being caused to send the clarifications sought by the Department of Expenditure.The Joint Secretary was sympathetic and assured early action.
A well organized family get together was held at Chalakudy in Thrissur District on 06-04-2014.The function was presided over by Com.M.R.Chandran, District President and was inaugurated by Com.P.V.Chandrasekharan,All India Patron and Circle President.Com.S.K.Gopalan,Circle Organising Secretary,Com.P.M.Gopalakrishnan,District Secretary,Com.Venu Mullappally,Area Secretary,Chalakudy and Com.Rajalakshmi,Circle Womens Committee Member,BSNLEU addressed.