Kerala High Court sets aside PF pension changes:

Hon Ernakulam High Court Verdict on EPF Full Pension Case will Pave way for All Beneficiaries to get a chance of giving New Options for full pension. Highlight is that Calculation of Pension Basic on the Basis of Last 60 months of Service also cancelled and last 12 months average restored.The Hon. High Court has announced the verdict on EPF Full Pension Case given by a Large Number of Employees from different PSUs and other Sectors. In the verdict, Hon. High Court of Kerala Cancelled the anti employee clauses like 1) Cut Off Date for exercising Full Pension option, 2) calculation of Pension Basic on the Basis of Last 60 Months and 3) service charge of 1.6% where the employees are paying additional contribution. Our Co-Members in NCOA from different CPSUs were conducting this case and as per their advises we were waiting for this order from Hon. High Court before going for any case to Supreme Court or any other Courts in India.  We are now waiting for the Modified direction from EPFO. If it is limited to the parties of the Petitions for which the Judgement was pronounced, then we will also move to Court as declared by CHQ in line with this favorable order from Hon High Court of Kerala. SNEA CHQ has already decided in the Bhubaneswar CWC to file the Petition with all interested beneficiaries as parties for Full Pension Option. So all Members are advised to wait for some more time for the direction from CHQ for further movement. Kerala High Court sets aside PF pension changes
Meanwhile, We have noticed that very massive Fund Collections were made by Leaders of some Other Association for Filing the Case for EPF Full Pension by creating a Panic Situation among all BSNL DR Executives that opportunity for exercising Full Pension Option will be given only for those who can file a petition before a Particular Date. Since SNEA is fully aware of the developments through our NCOA Leaders from other PSUs having EPF Pension Option issues for both Retired and Serving Employees, We were advising the Members of SNEA to stay calm for further direction from High Court of Kerala. Here once again, it is informing that, SNEA CHQ will initiate the Case with the Legal Fund if any Directions issued against the Employees from EPFO on the basis of this Order from Hon High Court of Kerala and if any further requirement from the members for our Legal Fight, it will be informed to all Members through Association Platforms.
Further the judgement not addressed the issue of exempted and non-exempted trust but it is not applicable for BSNL.<<<View Media Report>>>