Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL today and discussed in detail, certain important issues. The details are as follows:-
The Union pointed out that, there is undue delay in constituting the Joint Committee for Wage Negotiation, even after the necessary clearance is given by the DoT. The Union urged upon the CMD BSNL to ensure the immediate constitution of the Committee.
The three HR issues, viz., promotion to the Non- Executives in E1 pay scale, One Extra increment to the Sr. TOAs and other left out Non- Executives, at par with the JEs (erstwhile TTAs), who suffered wage loss and implementation of Gratuity to the casual labourers, are lying pending with BSNL Board of Directors for a long time. The Union urged upon the CMD BSNL to ensure early approval for these issues, by the Board.
The Union pointed out to the CMD BSNL that, out of the 1800 candidates who appeared in the JE LICE held on 28.01.2018, only 111 candidates got qualified. The CMD BSNL is told that, the question paper was of very high standard. Further, the Corporate Office did not accept the demand of BSNLEU that the exam should not be “Online”, the Union told. The Union further demanded that, the Management should grant relaxation to the candidates who appeared in this JE LICE, as was given in the DR TTA Exam, held in 2008.
The Union pointed out to the CMD BSNL, that the casual labourers in BSNL are being paid wages, based on the lowest of the CDA pay scales, and that their wages were not revised based on the lowest CDA pay scale recommended by the 7th CPC. The Union urged upon the CMD BSNL to revise the wages, based on 7th CPC pay scale.
BSNLEU has already submitted it’s views for the curtailment of wasteful expenditures. A meeting between the unions / associations and the GM BFCI & GM (SR) has been held. In today’s meeting, BSNLEU demanded appropriate action, on the suggestions given by it.
The CMD BSNL listened to the presentation of the GS and Dy. GS attentively and responded positively. He assured that needful actions would be taken on these issues.