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Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, BSNLEU and Advisor,AIBDPA met Smt. Annie Moraes, Member (Finance), DOT and discussed the issues of the pensioners.
1. 78.2% IDA for Pensioners: The resentment and restiveness of the pensioners due to the delay in issuing orders for 78.2% IDA was brought to the notice of the Member (Finance).She was requested to take up the matter at Secretary level so that early approval is received from the Department of Expenditure. She agreed to do the same and make efforts for early clearance from DoE.
2. Delay in payment of pension revision cases of pre-2007 and post-2007 pensioners: Advisor AIBDPA brought to the notice of the M(F), the undue delay taken place in fixation and payment of pension arrears and requested for early settlement. Member (F) stated that the matter is being monitored on weekly basis and the CCAs have been instructed for clearance of these settlements at the earliest. BSNL Management also have been directed for suitable action in the matter.
3. The views of the union in connection with the revival of BSNL, Merger proposal of BSNL and MTNL were also discussed.