Monday, 16 July 2018


"IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW SLOW YOU ARE, AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT STOP”

ORGANISE THE DHARNA ON 18-7-2018 WITH VIGOUR

Dear Comrades.

As the next stage of our struggle programmes, organize massive dharna at SSA headquarters to press our demand for pension revision with effect from 1-1-2017 granting the fitment benefit suggested by Seventh CPC for central service pensioners in India. That is the only correct demand. We only raised the correct demand at the right time. Now, our MTNL retiree comrades are also with us in full spirit. We move together with hope.

PRC has not suggested any formula for pension revision. Whereas, CPC has suggested a formula for pension revision.

Joint forum of MTNL Retirees and AIBSNLPWA demand delinking of pension revision from pay revision. Delink it from PRC in total. Delink it from the fiscal performance of BSNL and MTNL. Because, for that, Government of India is paying pension; it need not depend upon the financial condition of BSNL/MTNL.

The Demonstration programme on 20-6-2018 had its impact. There is some visible change in the attitude of authorities. Small; but significant. By end of July 2018, our demand …. only our demand …. will be forwarded to Department of Pension. It is only a small advancement. We have to do a lot in coming days. Step by Step. No step goes in vain. It requires a policy decision at the highest level. So, send the resolutions to Prime Minister and the Minister for Pension.

Please organize maximum people on 18-7-2018. I know weather is not good at many places. But, we have faced all types of weather in our life.

Please send the photographs of the dharna with brief notes on Wednesday itself to me as Email or whatsapp. I am leaving for Chennai next day to attend the annual conference of Chennai based All India Federation of Pensioners Association. I will be back in Trivandrum only on next Sunday. So if I get the photos immediately, I can upload them in our Website on Wednesday itself.

…. P S Ramankutty

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