In the recent past two GMs are posted to the Establishment Branch of Corporate Office, and are subsequently changed. Recently, Shri Saurabh Tyagi, has taken over as the GM (Estt.), BSNL CO. There is discontinuity of the issues so far discussed with the previous GMs (Estt.). Hence, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Ramesh Chand, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met Shri Saurabh Tyagi, GM (Estt.), yesterday, and apprised him of the following outstanding issues, pending with the Establishment Branch. Shri Sheo Shankar Prasad, DGM (Estt.) was also present.
The Union representatives expressed their anguish on the inordinate delay in the settlement of this issue. The entire background of the case was explained to the GM (Estt.). It was demanded that BSNL should expeditiously reply to the query raised by DoT, and thereby help early settlement of the case by the DoT.
The representatives apprised the GM (Estt.) about the discussion taken in the 35th meeting of the National Council, as well as in the formal meeting held between BSNLEU and the Director (HR) on 08.01.2018. It was also pointed out that the union had already handed over a copy of the order issued by the EPF Commissioner, Bhopal, against recovery of employee contribution of EPF arrears. The representatives urged upon the GM (Estt.) to expeditiously settle the issue.
In the 35th National Council meeting, as well as in the formal meeting held with the Director (HR) on 08.01.2018, it has been decided that the outstanding grievances related to the implementation of NEPP were to be discussed with the GM (Estt.). Accordingly, a brief discussion was held yesterday. The representatives informed the GM (Estt.) importantly about downgradation of Sr.TOAs from 7100 pay scale to 6550 pay scale, as well as treating the TTAs pay scale upgradation w.e.f. 01.10.2000, as the first promotion under NEPP.
The representatives pointed that BSNLEU has long been urging upon the Management to give a one time relaxation to such of those RMs, who are not possessing 10th standard qualification, for appearing in the Telecom Technician LDCE. The GM (Estt.) was requested to consider this case on a humanitarian basis.
On this issue also, the GM (Estt.) was apprised of the discussions and decisions taken in the 35th National Council meeting as well as in the formal meeting held with the Director (HR) on 08.01.2018. However, it was informed by the DGM (Estt.) that the Hon’ble High Court had already given stay to the verdict given by the Hon’ble CAT, Lucknow Bench, on conferment of Group B status, as well as upgradation of pay scale of Senior Accountants.
The representatives pointed out that the Director (HR) has already agreed to review the decision taken to reduce the ceiling from 25 days to 23 days. It was replied by the DGM (Estt.) that the matter is being processed.
The GM (Estt.) attentively listened to the views expressed by the Union representatives. He assured that needful action would be taken on these issues.