The Department of Telecom (DOT) approved the 78.2% IDA fixation for BSNL Employees which has been pending for about one year even after an agreement was reached between the Unions and the BSNL Management last June. The government had already  taken decision earlier for this corrective step much earlier. This will be applicable to pensioners also, for which another order will be issued. BSNL is expected to issue the order today or tomorrow.

It is only because of the strike notice given by the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations as also the continued pressure from the unions that this could be achieved. BSNL Management and DOT was helpful. Congratulations to all!