NA Body for Taking Steps for the Betterment of PTCL Pensioners:

NA body for taking steps for the betterment of PTCL pensioners:
ISLAMABAD, March 15 (APP): Standing Committee of the National Assembly on Information Technology and Telecom has inquired the concerned ministry for the victimization issue of Pakistan Telecom Company Ltd (PTCL). The Committee asked the Ministry of IT and Telecom to readdress the case of pensioners of the Company and to eliminate the reservations raised by them. The Committee which met today at Parliament House with Chaudhary Barjees Tahir in the Chair, discussed in detail the matter of pension increase for the retired employees of PTCL. The Committee forced down the ministry officials for the delay in resolve of the matter. It is pertinent to mention that retired employees of PTCL have filed various petitions in Islamabad High Court and Lahore High Court with a plea that why PTCL employees have not been accommodated in pension raise announced by the government of Pakistan. Secretary IT and Telecom, Saeed Ahmad Khan informed the Committee that Board of Trustees of PTCL, which is composed of three members from Govt of Pakistan and three from PTCL, was established in 1996 to manage the Pension Fund and arrange pension payments to (then) Telecom and Telegraph (T&T) and PTC pensioners. He informed that the employees retired before January 1996, were considered as government servants whereas the employees retired after the Company became Corporation are considered as corporation employees. Therefore, he maintained, that employees retired in second category cannot be taken into the domain of retired servants of T&T. However he said they have been given an increase of 8 percent. The Secretary further said that there is ambiguities in categories for which he requested the Committee for more time to have thorough study and legal opinion of the matter. The Chairman of the Committee criticized the composition of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of PTCL that no representative from retired employees was taken on board. He said this composition gives further security to PTCL and not to its retired employees. The Committee also expressed concerns over the situation of PTCL regarding the properties given to Etisalat. The Committee also asked why the share of rupees 23.5 billion has yet not paid to the employees. MD PTCL informed the Committee that this year only 1.2 billion rupees were paid out of total 8.5 billion rupees. The Committee also criticized that the purpose of venturing with Etisalat Company was to bring more investment and for the betterment of PTCL but situation is going worst. The Committee asked the Ministry for an early resolve of the issue and to submit the report in the Committee’s next meeting. The hours long meeting of the Committee was still underway to discuss another agenda relating to the performance on Electronic Government Directorate. (APP)

5 Comments

  1. M.Q.SIDDIQUI says:

    ALL PTCL PENSIONERS EFFECTees AROUND THE COUNTRY ANXIOUSLY WAITING SOME FRUITFUL RESULT IN COMMENCING IT&T STANDING COMMITTEE NEXT MEETING.

    WE ARE HOPEFUL WITH THE CHAIRMAN & MEMBERS OF IT&T STANDING COMMITTEE TO CALL EXPLANATION FROM ETISALAT MANAGEMENT OF PREVAILING PTCL DELAY IN CONTRIBUTION PENSION INCREASE AMOUNT TO PTET IN ACCORDANCE OF BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENT 2010-11.

    ETISALAT MANAGEMENT OF PTCL UNNECESSARY CREATE THIS ISSUE AS CONTROVERSIAL TO HARM DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT.


  2. Mr Berjees Tahir God bless u and your family. I appreciate u and your all group

  3. Tariq Chaudhary says:

    Ch.Barjees Tahir ki juraat ko salaam.iss hukoomat mein pehla banda hai jiss ne stand lia hai.Gujranwala aur Sialkot ke pensioners bhi iss bare mein mubarak kay qabil hain jin ki koshash se yeh sab hua hai.
    Tariq Romoeo,LahorePh#0334-8080832

  4. mazher mangi says:

    Pakistan Telecom. Pensioners Trust
    are very grateful to your stance on PTCL pensioners issue in National Assembly standing committee on IT.We pray for your health and prosperity.May ALLAH bless you.


  5. Once again pay thanks for Mr, Barjees Tahir sahib who stand for ptcl retired employees pension increase ,While PTET is looking way to change in act 1996 and also PTCL IS PLAYING GAME WITH PTCL retired employee,s But we proud that all are fighting for his right.

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