Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary had a talk with Shri.Prachish Khanna, Director(Establishment), DOT on today,the 9th June,2014 and got the following information.
1.The file is being processed and certain clarification is again being sought from BSNL regarding exact conditions of the agreement with BSNL managment and the unions on 78.2% IDA merger.
General Secretary pointed out that CMD, BSNL had already written to the Secretary, DOT explaining the conditions of the agreement and seeking modification in the presidential order in respect of arrears. But the Director replied that the same is not in the file. To avoid delay, GS suggested that he would give a copy of the letter.However the Director is of the opinion that he should get it officially
2.DOT has decided to seek cabinet approval for extending the benefit to pre 2007 BSNL pensioners.
Most probably the Presidential order may be modified since there is no provision to revise the pension notionally. Therefore,even if some more delay may occur , the pensioners are assured of the arrears from 01-01-2007.