Meeting with Secretary, DOT
Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, Forum & Advisor AIBDPA and Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary, AIBDPA had a fruitful discussion with Shri M.F.Farooqui, Secretary, DOT today, 3rd July 2013. They mainly brought to his notice the issue of 78.2% IDA fixation for pensioners, both pre-2007 and post-2007, acute shortage of staff in CCA units, Grant of Minimum Pension of Rs. 3,880 (instead of Rs. 3,500), Undue delay in settlement of Anomaly in Pension for those retired within 10 months of formation of BSNL and Extension of Concession for Broad band connection to the DOT Retirees. The Secretary, DOT had a patient and positive hearing and assured that he will examine the issues and do the needful.
The representatives also pointed out about the move of the management to close the telegram services with effect from 15th July 2013 and requested his intervention. The delay in the release of Rs. 1,500 crore from USOF to BSNL was also raised. (Later it was informed that Gazette Notification has already been issued to release the Fund). Com. Namboodiri requested that the Memorandum given by the Forum on the revival of BSNL to the GoM (with copy to Secretary, DOT) be given due priority.