Friday, 14 February 2020
ALL INDIA BSNL PENSIONERS’ WELFARE ASSOCIATION
Letter : Dated :04/02/2020
Member (F), DoT,
20, Asoka Road,
Sub: Payment of provisional/adhoc pension to VRS optees requested Reg
Government announced revival package for BSNL/MTNL. As a part of the package VRS-2019 was announced and more than 90,000 employees opted and retired as on 31/1/2020.
Because of the volume, the offices of PCCAs/CCAs will not be in a position to sanction and authorize the due pension before the end of this month. The VRS optees did not get their due salary for December 2019 and January 2020 and they only expect the pension by this month-end. As per the existing orders, Jt.CCA can sanction pension.
Though Rule 64 is applicable only to superannuation retirees, as a special case we request you, sir, to issue necessary instructions to PCCAs/CCAs to grant provisional/adhoc pension (50% of LPD) under Rule 64 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 (since they are not retiring in accordance with Rule 48) as an interim measure to mitigate the sufferings of the VRS optees, now pensioners.
We shall feel highly obliged if the action taken in this regard is intimated to us.
OUR DEMAND IS CONCEDED.
Permission is granted to authorize provisional pension al VRS retirees.