78.2%IDA MERGER.......COM VAN. NAMBOOTHIRI MET SECRETARY ,DOT
Com. V.A. N Namboodiri, Advisor, AIBDPA and President BSNLEU has met Shri. Rakesh Garg, Secretary, DOT on today, the 24th October, 2014 and discussed the issue of extending the benefit of 78.2% IDA merger to the BSNL pensioners. Com. Namboodiri pointed out that undue delay has already been occurred and the file is now received back at DOT from the Department of Expenditure with the directive to seek cabinet approval for both the pre 2007 and post 2007 pensioners. He urged the Secretary DOT to cause early action to prepare the cabinet note and circulate simultaneously to other departments and get it back for submitting to the cabinet. The Secretary DOT had a patient hearing and assured to do the needful with minimum procedural delay.
But our experience is that such assurances are implemented rarely; only when further pressure is exerted.Therefore let us conduct the Sanchar Bhawan March with maximum participation on 20th November,2014.