It is understood from the minutes of the meeting between AUAB leaders and BSNL Board of Directors on 27-10-2021, released by BSNL on 29-10-2021, that AUAB is agreeable for 0% fitment for wage revision to avoid stagnation.In this connection, queries are being raised by several pensioners about the impact in Pension Revision of BSNL absorbed pensioners.AIBDPA had taken a principled stand that Pension Revision should be from 01-01-2017 with 15% fitment delinking wage revision. And we firmly assert that there is absolutely no change in our stand. Of course AUAB also has the same stand.The liability of wage revision is to be borne by BSNL whereas the entire liability of payment of pensionary benefits to BSNL absorbed pensioners lies with the Central Government by virtue of Rule 37 A amendment of CCS ( Pension) Rules, 1972. BSNL has paid Pension Contribution to the government at the rate of maximum of the pay scales of each BSNL absorbed employee. Therefore, pension revision of BSNL absorbed pensioners is no way connected with wage revision of BSNL employees. Also pension revision has nothing to do with the affordability condition of 3rd PRC, particularly in the wake of annulment of 60:40 condition by the Central Government in 2016. AIBDPA will continue our efforts and struggles to achieve the just and reasonable demand of pension revision with 15% fitment from 01-01-2017, delinking wage revision. We also welcome other Pensioners’ organisations who agree with the above demand for a joint struggle. (AIBDPA Website)