Immediately after the discussion of AUAB leaders with the Secretary, DoT and the Minister, one of the Pensioners Associations, out of over enthusiasm or eager to claim credit first, has flashed that DOT decided to delink pension revision from wage revision and the pension will be revised on CPC fitment. It is a false statement intended to make confusion amongst the pensioners.
What is the reality.?
Of course, it is a fact that DoT agreed for delinking pension revision from wage revision, subject to approval of the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare.
The fitment factor was not discussed at all. This will be finalized only after getting the approval of delinking.
It will definitely take some time to complete all these formalities and not to expect orders immediately, as has been propagated by the ‘flashers”.
Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary has met Shri.S.K.Jain, DDG (Estt) , DoT on 04-12-2018 in this connection. DDG was of the opinion that CPC fitment is not feasible and will attract unnecessary comments and objections from the nodal ministries even if DoT agrees. And the practical solution is 3rd PRC fitment.