Since BSNL is not being permitted to avail bank loans, to meet it's operational expenditures, it's quality of services is deteriorating fast. The AUAB is consistently demanding that permission should be granted, by the Dot to BSNL, for availing bank loans. Once again, the AUAB has written to the Hon’ble MoS(C) demanding to permit BSNL to avail bank loans to meet it’s operational expenditure.
It is learnt that BSNL and the DoT are actively considering implementation of VRS in BSNL, as a measure for the financial revival of the Company. The CMD BSNL had also given an interview in this regard to the DNA newspaper, based on which an article is published on 11.02.2019. The considered view of BSNLEU is that, VRS will not help for the financial revival of the Company. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, opposing VRS and demanding to drop the proposal.
A serious situation has arisen at the field level, with regards to the payment of salary to the employees. For months together, the amounts being deducted from the salaries of the employees, on account of GPF, bank loans, society dues, HBA, LIC, Income Tax, PLI, etc., are not being remitted to the concerned organizations / agencies. This is because, corporate Office is allotting funds to the circles, only for payment of take home salaries of the employees, and not for payment of gross salary. BSNLEU has already written / discussed in this regard with the CMD BSNL and the Director (Finance). Once again, BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL in this regard.
The Hon’ble CAT, Lucknow Bench, had given judgement for the conferment of Group B status and pay scale to the Sr.Accountants. There are only 32 Senior Accountants in service as of today. Instead of implementing the CAT judgement, the BSNL Management has gone on appeal in the Hon’ble Allahabad High Court, against the Hon’ble CAT judgement. BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR) demanding withdrawal of this appeal, and to confer Group B status and pay scale to the Sr. Accountants.
The Hon’ble CAT, Hyderabad Bench, has given judgement that officials who directly obtained degree, without completing 10+2 qualification, should also be permitted to appear in the JE LICE. This judgement is already implemented in the last JE LICE, in respect of the officials for whom the judgement was given. BSNLEU has written to the BSNL Management, demanding that this order of the Hon’ble CAT should be implemented for future JE LICEs also.
BSNLEU has continuously been demanding that the Non-Executives, especially the Directly Recruited JEs, who are engineering graduates, should also be permitted to appear in the Management Trainee internal examination. Once again BSNLEU has drawn the attention of the CMD BSNL, by writing a letter.
After the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as separate circles, the BSNL employees of Andhra Pradesh are required to take LoA for taking treatment in Hyderabad, which is creating hardship to the employees. This issue was taken up in the 37th National Council meeting by BSNLEU, demanding that the LoA should not be insisted. Management Side agreed for a review. BSNLEU has once again written to the PGM (Admn.) of BSNL Corporate Office to review the issue expeditiously.
As per the decision taken in meeting held yesterday, letter has been written to Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications, by the AUAB, communicating it's unhappiness over the delay in the settlement of the 3rd Pay Revision issues. In the letter, the AUAB has stated that it would be compelled to go on strike, if no positive outcome comes on the issue. The letter was delivered by hand to the Private Secretary to the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications today, by the AUAB representatives.
BSNL Management, vide it’s letter dated 08.01.2019, has granted relief to the left-out Non-Executives, appointed between 01.01.2007 and 07.05.2010, and who suffered wage loss. Vide the above mentioned letter, the actual wage loss suffered by the employees will be compensated. Whereas, the same BSNL Management has granted one extra increment to the TTAs, who were appointed between 01.01.2007 and 07.05.2010, and who suffered wage loss. Thus, the BSNL Management has adopted discriminatory approach in respect of the left-out Non-Executives. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding to end this discrimination, by granting one extra increment to the left out Non-Executives also.
BSNLEU is continuously demanding that the TSMs regularised after 01.10.2000 should be granted 1st promotion under NEPP, on completion of four years. In this connection, BSNLEU is also continuously pressing upon the BSNL Management to implement the Court order. Once again BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL on this issue.
BSNLEU has already demanded review of the results of the failed SC/ST candidates of the JE LICE, held on 28-01-2018, based on the DoT order no.22-5/91-NCG dated 28-12-1992. In the meanwhile, based on the serious efforts taken by BSNLEU, and especially based on the discussion that BSNLEU held with the CMD BSNL on 10.07.2018, Management has given relaxation of qualifying marks to the candidates of all the categories, for the JE LICE held on 28-01-2018. Citing this relaxation given to all the candidates, Management has rejected any further relaxation to the SC/ST candidates. The stand of the Management is unacceptable. SC/ST candidates should get relaxation based on the DoT order no.22-5/91-NCG dated 28-12-1992. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR), strongly demanding review of the results of the failed SC/ST candidates of the JE LICE held on 28-01-2018.
The 9th All India Conference of BSNLEU, held at Mysuru, has unanimously passed the resolution, seeking modification to the Non-Executives’ Recognition Rules. The Conference has demanded removal of the provision in the Non-Executives’ Recognition Rules, which stipulates that no second union will be recognised, if the first union gets 50% votes. The Conference has taken this decision, to strengthen the unity of the unions of the Non-Executives. To implement the decision of the Conference, the CHQ has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding amendment to the Recognition Rules, by explaining the circumstances.