November 07, 2018 (MLN): Senate Standing Committee on Information and Technology and Telecommunications (IT&T) in its meeting on Tuesday at the Parliament House discussed the matter of non-payment of increase in pension to the pensioners of PTCL by Pakistan Telecommunication Employees Trust (PTET) as announced by the government from time to time, says a recent official release.
During the meeting, the Committee was told that as of now, more than 15,000 retired officials are not getting the increased pension while 343 officials received their pensions after the Supreme Court ordered PTET to pay them.
According to the press release, the Committee directed PTET and PTCL to do the necessary calculations as to how much amount is needed to make the pending payment and what amount will then be required to keep the PTET fund alive for upcoming years in 15 days.
Furthermore, the Committee also directed and gave one week time to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to appoint a focal person for coordination between the two bodies to ensure proper implementation mechanism of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA), 2016.
The Committee expressed anguish over non-compliance of its earlier directions of bringing proposal to tackle the overlapping jurisdiction of PTA and FIA and PECA, 2016.
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