The All India BSNL Pensioners Welfare Association urged the Centre to implement the Seventh Pay Commission report with effect from January 1, 2014.
A resolution to this effect was adopted at the 10th annual general body meeting of the Salem West district branch of the association held here recently. M. Amirthalingam, former DGM, BSNL, and president of the association, presided.
Another resolution demanded creation of a permanent Statutory Wage Board for revising the pay and pension periodically. The meeting also demanded the Government to restore commutation of pension after 12 years as already recommended.
The other resolutions include increasing fixed medical allowance from Rs.500 to Rs. 2,000 a month, extending the admissibility of C.C.S (M.A) Rules, 1944 to the Central Government pensioners not covered under CGHS as already recommended, sanctioning funeral grant of Rs.10,000 on the death of pensioner/family pensioner to the family; provision of 50 per cent of concession in all public transport system and creation of CGHS Hospitals in all district headquarters.
The association also demanded merger of 50 per cent IDA / CDA with basic pension immediately and scraping the New Pension Scheme and cover all employees under Old Pension and Family Pension Scheme.
M. Mani, General Manager, BSNL Salem, spoke.