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 interacted freely.


1. 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.

Response:- The issue will be resolved soon.


2. Option for pro-rata pension to absorbed executives in MTNL:-


Our View:- The DoT should immediately call for the option as three months have already passed since the issue of Government notification.

Response:- The HR section of DoT will do the needful early.


3. Merger of BSNL and MTNL


Our View:-Neither BSNL nor MTNL has pan India presence.To offer competitive tariff and other benefits to the customers in billing and payment all India 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.