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After the Cabinet decision on the 78.2% IDA Pension fixation as also pension liability of the government of the BSNL retired pensioners, the DOT has issued a very clear order vide No. 40/2013-Pen(T) dated 20-07-2016 stating that :
(a) The pension liability in respect of employees of DOT/DTS/DTO who retired prior to 01-10-2000 is solely borne by Government of India and the BSNL will have no liability in respect of these employees.
(b) The liability towards pensionary benefits, including family pension to the BSNL employees (excepting those recruited after 01-10-2000), as per sub-rule 22 of Rule 37-A of CCS (Pension)Rules, 1972, lies with the Government of India. The condition that the annual pension liability of the government shall not exceed 60% of the annual receipts to Government from the items specified in the O.M.dated 15-06-2006, is hereby rescinded.
(c) BSNL will continue to discharge pension liability by way of pension contribution in accordance with FR 116.
(Full order published in AIBDPA and BSNLEU websites).

At last, one long pending problem is clearly solved.