It has been the continuous demand of the BSNL employees that the pension contribution being paid by the BSNL to Department of Telecoms (DoT) in lieu of the Pension being paid by DoT to BSNL absorbed employees should be based on the actual pay and not the maximum of the pay scale which BSNL is compelled to pay now.
The Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations has represented to the DoT, Communications Minister, Finance Minister, Group of Ministers for Revival of BSNL and also to the Prime Minister on this matter, but so far the issue was not settled.
Now the Cabinet has decided that the pension of the MTNL employees will be paid by the Government as in the case of BSNL employees. Along with that it is also reported that the pension contribution to be paid by MTNL to DoT will be on the actual pay of the employee. This is a good news.
Now the BSNL Management as also the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations should immediately take with the DoT to change the pension contribution to be paid by BSNL to DOT should also be in the same way. This will save a good amount to BSNL and it is also the correct way.