7th Pay Commission: These central government employees protest, demand pension revision

Feb 09, 2019, 18:02 PM IST
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7th Pay Commission: Months ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019, the Central government is leaving no stone unturned to keep its employees happy. First, the Centre extended the 7th Pay Commission benefits to academicians and then made changes in the National Pension System to appease the protesting state and central government employees. However, it appears that the trouble is not over for the Narendra Modi government. Now the BSNL and MTNL employees, who have been vulnerable time and again for their demands including pay revision, has again staged protest against the government. The Madhya Pradesh circle of the union has decided to observe a three-day strike going ahead.

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7th Pay Commission: BSNL and MTNL employees pension

7th Pay Commission: BSNL and MTNL employees pension

7th Pay Commission: On the other hand, former BSNL and MTNL employees on Friday staged protest for pension revision, alleging that the telecom department is deliberately stalling the matter. The Committee of BSNL and MTNL Pensioner's Association approached Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha office and handed over the application, seeking his intervention for pension revision.

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7th Pay Commission: Pension rule

7th Pay Commission: Pension rule

7th Pay Commission: S S Nanda, general secretary, Retired Telecom Officers' Welfare Association, said that their union represents the erstwhile DoT (Department of Telecom) employees who were absorbed in BSNL 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 the government has linked it with profit and loss which is not correct, he said.

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7th Pay Commission: De-link pension and wage revision

7th Pay Commission: De-link pension and wage revision

7th Pay Commission: The committee has demanded that pension revision should be de-linked to wage revision at BSNL and MTNL, which are further dependent on their financial performance.

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7th Pay Commission: Pensioners welfare proposal

7th Pay Commission: Pensioners welfare proposal

7th Pay Commission: S S Nanda 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 a half-baked proposal to the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare. We got pension revision in 2007 and after 10 years we are asking for a revision," Nanda said.

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7th Pay Commission: Protest by employees

7th Pay Commission: Protest by employees

7th Pay Commission: It's notable that BSNl employees had threatened to hold a protest in December last year demanding a revision of pay. However, they had deferred the protest after the government's assurance to look into their demands. 

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