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Ex-employees of BSNL, MTNL protest over pension revision

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former employees of state-owned telecom firms and staged protest for pension revision, alleging that the telecom department is deliberately stalling the matter.

The and approached office and handed over the application, seeking his intervention for pension revision.

"We represent the erstwhile DoT (Department of Telecom) employees who were absorbed in and MTNL on their formation and entitled to government pension under pension rule. We made out contribution to government irrespective of profit and loss of BSNL and MTNL but now government has linked it with profit and loss which is not correct," S S Nanda, general secretary, said.

The committee has demanded that pension revision should be de-linked to wage revision at BSNL and MTNL, which are further dependent their financial performance.

said the pension revision could not be incorporated in 7th Central Pay Commission recommendation because DoT delayed its reply to the commission for eight months, from December 2014 to August 2015.

"Even after minister's assurance, DoT deliberately submitted half-baked proposal to the We got pension revision in 2007 and after 10 years we are asking for revision," said.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 21:35 IST