The mighty dharna organised in front of Megh Doot Bhawan, Delhi on 25th October 2017 was a warning to the Central government that if it do not address the genuine concerns of the central pensioners including BSNL, there will be continuous agitations. During the last few years, the organisations of the pensioners have grown and strengthened under the leadership of NCCPA and is ready for further agitation.
The Dharna was organised on the demands formulated by the Nagpur Convention including acceptance of Option I recommended by the VII CPC, Pension Revision of BSNL retirees, Increase in Medical Allowance to Rs. 2,000 etc. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron NCCPA, in his Inaugural Address criticised the government for its negative attitude to the just demands of the workers as well as pensioners and called upon the pensioners to be ready for further struggle. He also congratulated the NCCPA for organising the programme.
Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra, President, NCCPA, presided. Com.K.K.N.Kutty, Secretary General welcomed all. Leaders of NCCPA and its various affiliates addressed the dharna.
The Dharna was a wake up call to the government.