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Telecom pensioners urged CJP to take Suo Moto against PTET

Filed in PTCL , Telecom   @   15 October 2010 8 comments

Convener PTCL Retired Officers Welfare Association, Attaur Rehman urged Chief Justice to take ‘Suo moto’ action against non-compliance of 15 percent increase in pension and 20 percent in medical allowance of about 39,000 retired PTCL officers and employees by the Pakistan Telecommunication Employees Trust (PTET).

In a statement, the pensioners of telecommunication are erstwhile Pakistan Telegraph and Telephone department employs whose services were transferred to PTC and PTCL under Telecom Reorganization Act 1996.

The provisions to safeguard their pensioners’ benefits were covered by formation of Pakistan Telecommunication Employees Trust (PTET) and the federal government was the guarantor of their rights. The PTET had been disbursing pensions and benefits like notified of increases by the government to its pensioners consistently since its formation to date.

The government has announced increase of 15 percent in pension and on top medical allowance by 20 percent of gross pension effective from July 1, 2010 in federal budget 2010-11. The government pensioners have started receiving the increase announced in federal budget since July 1, this year.

The telecommunication pensioners have not received any increase in the announced pension so far and more than 39,000 pensioner’s families are affected by this delay on the part of PTET.

It must be realized that the increase in pension by the government was done to ameliorate the hardships faced by the pensioners due to extreme inflation in prices.

Apparently, so far the PTET failed to issue notification for the announced increase in pension benefits as notified by the federal government. The telecommunication pensioners are feeling this lapse on the part of PTET as a deliberate attempt to sidestep increase in pension announced by the government. The PTCL Retired Officers Welfare Association urged that PTET and ministry of Telecom and Information Technology should take notice to issue notification as early as possible and Chief Justice take ‘Suo Moto’ action for the relief of PTCL pensioners, the statement concluded.

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Nov 3, 2010
7:08 PM
#1 malik mukhtar hussain awan :

ptc employees are facing great difficulties to handle their routine life due to no increase in their pensions 15% announced by fedral government.so ptet must be announced immediately enhancement in pensions to save them from adverse life circumstances.

Nov 10, 2010
10:24 PM
#2 Muhammad Tauqeer :

Despite several protests at Sukkur,Karachi,Larkana,Haiderabad,Lahore,Gujranwala,Sialkot,Rawalpindi,Faisalabad and Islamabad,PTCL/PTET Management and Government unmoved.where is governance?A government having Motto of ROTI,KAPRA aur MAKAAN do not see what is going on under their nose?

Nov 26, 2010
11:54 AM
#3 ARIF HUSSAIN KHAN LAHORE :

IN SUCH HIGH INFLATION IN COUTRY IT IS VERY DIFFICULT
OVER 39 THOUSANDS PTCL PENSIONERS (MEN/WIDOWS/ORPHANS)
TO CONTINUE THEIR LIVES. ANXIETY OF PTCL PENSIOERS ARE
INCREASING. HOPING AN EARLY ORDERS.

Nov 27, 2010
8:54 AM
#4 Muhmmad mushtaq :

present mangment of ptcl (atislat) is a new east india compnay for pakistani.

Dec 7, 2010
8:20 PM
#5 Abdul Salam :

I also with the other ptcl pensioners send my request to the honurable chief justice supreme court and as well as to the ptcl/PTET authorites but nothing has been done so far.The question arrises are we not the citizen of pakistan and have no right? the responsibles should think about the thousands of families of ptcl employees who are seeking for justice and their basic rights.

Dec 7, 2010
8:28 PM
#6 Ch. Muhammad Aslam :

So many requests have been sent to ptcl as well as PTET authorites. Finally to the honurable chief justice of pakistan but no prompt action is still received from any where.requst to concern to take prayers from the effected families of ptcl pensioners.

Dec 8, 2010
10:55 PM
#7 Mujahid Iqbal Rana :

PTCL k 39000 hazr pensioners gin ma hazaron Bava bhe shamil han 5 mah sa pakistan k mukhtlif shahron man sadkon per apna haq mang raha hain mazdoor dost ka nara lagany wali hakoomat khamosh tamashai bani hoi ha akhir asa keyon ? Kash marhoom Banazeer zinda hoti Kash:

Dec 25, 2010
5:24 PM
#8 Rasheed Ahmad :

Thousands applications sent by the pensioners but Supreme Court did not took notice of it.Even Government of Pakistan not reacting to the hue and cry of PTCL pensioners.

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