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As per an RTI received, the pension payment of BSNL retirees was less than 60% of  the various payments like dividend, tax etc.paid by BSNL to DOT till the financial year 2009-2010. From 2010-11 onwards, the pensions payment is more than 60% of the payments made by BSNL.

This is one of the reasons why the DOT was delaying the preparation of the Cabinet note on 78.2% IDA  pension fixation. However, now the cabinet note is prepared and is being forwarded to the nodal departments for approval, after which the same will be submitted to Cabinet.