A meeting of the active workers of AIBDPA was held at BSNLEU office at CTO, Bengaluru, with short notice to discuss about the various issues facing the DOT/BSNL Pensioners.Com. B.T.M.Giri, Dist. President, BGTD presided. Coms.H.C.Prakash DS welcomed. Com.C.K.Gundanna, CS BSNLEU, Com.Manjunath, Advocate, Com.Munilingappa, Com. V.Girish Chandra, Dt. Treasurer, Com.V.Doraiswamy, Asst. Circle Secretary and others addressed. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor, AIBDPA spoke in detail about the issues of the DOT/BSNL Pensioners, the recommendations of the VII CPC, the proposed struggles by the CG Employees and Pensioners etc. He pointed out the various struggles organised by BSNLEU, Forum and AIBDPA for the settlement of 60:40 issue, 78.2% etc. The issue of Pension Revision of BSNL absorbed pensioners has already been taken with the new Minister, Secretary DOT and others concerned. The need to organise the entire pensioners against the neo-liberal policy of the government and to get the PFRDA scrapped etc.was stressed. The participants pointed out certain issues to the notice of the leaders which have to be settled.
In the afternoon, Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri along with Com. H.C.Prakash and other comrades met Shri R.Satheesh, Jt.CCA (CCA was away in connection with BRICS meeting) and discussed certain issues of the pensioners including delay in pension orders. The Jt. CCA assured to settle the cases early.