Com. K.Jawahar, President, Com. A.K.Kaushik G.S.,
R.A.Rajapure, J.S.Yadav, V.P.Bhardwaj, Kukreti,
Sanjeev Kumar, and
Ram Gopal met Shri.Siddharth Behura, Chairman TC
& Secretary DOT and discussed on the following
issues. The Chairman was very much receptive and
Payment of pension to absorbed Executives in MTNL:-
Our View:- We have
been demanding pension payment by Government in
the similar manner as applicable to BSNL
employees. At present even the rule 37-A which
provides for payment through Central Government
Trust is not implemented.
issue will be resolved soon.
Option for pro-rata pension to absorbed executives
Our View:- The DoT
should immediately call for the option as three
months have already passed since the issue of
Response:- The HR
section of DoT will do the needful early.
Merger of BSNL and MTNL
BSNL nor MTNL has pan
presence.To offer competitive tariff and other
benefits to the customers in billing and payment
presence is essential. Operational synergies,
optimum, use of resources also can be achieved
through merger. To avoid cartelisation of privzte
operators the merger is reqauired.
Response:- Chairman fully agreed with our views.
He said that environment conducive formerger
should be created.Mobilsation of support of all
the unions and associations should be done.