GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ENTERPRISE)
SR CELL, Corporate
8th Floor, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan,
Harish Chandra Mathur Lane,
Janpath, New Delhi-110 001
of discussions held between Secretary
(T) and representatives of United
Forum of BSNL/ MTNL Associations
Notice for the day long dharna on
8th December, rally on 22nd December
at 1300 hrs. And indefinite strike
from 23rd December, 2008.
United Forum of BSNL/MTNL Executives
Association’s letter No. UF/Jt
Struggle/2/11-08 dated 26th November,
In connection with above noted subject,
a meeting of the United Forum of BSNL/MTNL
Associations with Secretary (T) was
organised on 19th of December, 2008.
list of the participants who attended
the meeting is given in the enclosed
Annexure. The representatives
of BSNL/MTNL Associations explained
their demand of their repatriation
to DoT. Secretary (T) explained that
in view of the finality of options
exercised by absorbed employees, this
would not be possible.
their concern regarding completion
of absorption process of group 'A'
officers is noted and the cut off
date of absorption of group 'A' officers
in BSNL and MTNL will also remain
unchanged. Further, their concern
regarding pension related issues of
absorbed officers is being suitably
Secretary (T) informed that a meeting
was organised with the Secretary (Expenditure)
and Secretary (Pension) to discuss
the issue of Group ‘A’
officers absorption and addressing
their concerns regarding the payment
of pension and its revision on CDA
pattern after absorption in BSNL.
It has been decided that case for
revision of the pension for officers
absorbed in BSNL and MTNL would be
referred to the Law Ministry and he
is hopeful that the same would be
accepted. However, in case the
same is not accepted then the matter
may have to be taken up for approval
of the Cabinet.
The Association representatives desired
to know the time frame which would
be required for completing this exercise.
It was mentioned
by the Secretary (T) that it may not
be possible to specify any time frame
because of multiplicity of agencies
involved for the same, but the case
is being referred to Law Ministry
soon, and the matter would be pursued
for early decision.
Association representatives also expressed
their concern about the Circular No.
1-45/2003-B dated 15.6.2006 which
calls for liability of BSNL to pay
40% of the pension. In this connection
it was mentioned by CMD, BSNL that
the matter has already been clarified
vide letter No. 11013/1/2005-Admn.II/Absorption
Cell dated 29th Sept’2008. However,
Secretary (T) informed that they are
issuing another letter very shortly
to address their concerns in this
regard. In this connection Secretary
(T) further informed that once these
two pension related issues are resolved,
process of absorption of group 'A'
would be immediately settled.
MTNL Executive Association raised
the issue of payment of pension to
the MTNL from the Government on similar
lines as in BSNL. It was informed
by Secretary (T) that he would take
up this issue for approval of the
In view of these positive developments,
you are requested to call off your
strike immediately and request all
the officers to work with full dedication
so as to achieve the targets fixed
for the current year.
- PPS to CMD/ Director(HRD)
- All participants
- DDG(SR), DoT
Emphasize is ours.
Dinesh D. Mistry,
BSNL & DOT Pensioners Association,
C-11, Suvarnadham Avenue,