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Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor, AIBDPA, today, 31st March 2016, met Shri J.S.Deepak, Secretary DOT on the issue of 78.2% IDA Pension fixation for the pre- June 2013 BSNL pensioners. Com.Namboodiri pointed out the undue delay in submitting the case to the cabinet for approval. Secretary DOT assured that the the Cabinet Note is on his table and there will be no further delay in forwarding the same. Com.Namboodiri also demanded that the 60:40 condition for payment of pension should not be there which is creating difficulties in pension revision. He stressed the need for automatic pension revision, since pension revision is part of pension. He brought to the notice of the DOT the extra efforts made by the unions/associations in BSNL for improving the services which is showing results and the need for financial support from the government.

It is expected from the discussion that the file may be submitted to the Minister/Cabinet with out further delay. This is the second time that AIBDPA is meeting the Secretary DOT in this month, in addition to meeting the Minister Communications Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad on 09-03-2016, in which the entire issue was brought to his notice in detail for early decision.