The Pension anomaly of 4230 BSNL staff who retired before completing ten months in BSNL has been pending for more than ten years. This issue was taken up under item No.16 in 20th SCOVA meeting held on 21/9/2011 and it was discussed in every subsequent meeting. After Dr Jitendra Singh took over as the Minister for Personnel and Pension, the matter was discussed several times. Minister asked the officers to take a decision. The decision of the meeting held on 19/2/2013 was DoT will take final decision in the matter by 31/3/2013. Three years have passed since then. But SCOVA did not take any decision.
In the meantime, the case was heard and decided by the Honourable Principal Bench of Central Adm. Tribunal on 16-12-2016. DoT furnished all details in the Court.
Alas! The Official Side has stated in the Action Taken Report to be presented in SCOVA meeting tomorrow that DoT has sought details from BSNL vide a letter dated 14-12-2016 and a reminder has been issued to BSNL on 4-1-2017.
THIS IS SCOVA. MEETINGS ARE HELD FREQUENTLY. DISCUSSIONS TAKE PLACE. MINISTER DESIRES DECISION. BUT OFFICERS WILL NOT TAKE ANY DECISION. THEY ARE STILL COLLECTING DETAILS……………………….
SCOVA: Standing Committee Of Voluntary Agencies. (Officially)