BSNLEU has long been taking up settlement of the transfer cases of the TTAs posted in North Eastern circles. Bottle neck is created now, on the TTAs becoming JTOs. BSNLEU has written to the Director(HR), suggesting a way out, as well as demanding immediate settlement of the transfer cases.
The Department of Personnel & Training, vide it’s OM No.13018/4/2004-Estt.(L) dated 31-03-2006 has granted Child Adoption Leave for 135 days to female government servants for adoption of a child upto the age of one year, on the lines of Maternity Leave admissible to natural mothers. After implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission recommendations, the Maternity Leave was enhanced from 135 days to 180 days. Subsequently, the DoP&T has enhanced the Child Adoption Leave also from 135 days to 180 days. However, BSNL has so far not implemented this. CHQ has written to the Corporate Office, demanding implementation of the DoP&T order for the enhancement of the Child Adoption Leave.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL today, and demanded withdrawal of victimisations imposed in the leaders of the associations of the Executives. They pointed out that imposition of the wage cut for demonstration and dharna is not acceptable. They also demanded withdrawal of the disciplinary action initiated against the leaders of the Executives to restore normalcy in BSNL, so that the Executives, together with the Non-Executives can single mindedly concentrate in the revival of BSNL. The CMD BSNL told that the request of BSNLEU and NFTE would be looked into.
Forum of BSNL unions and associations has written a detailed letter to the Prime Minister of India, responding to the letter of the Prime Minister’s Office, addressed to the Secretary, DoT, calling for report on the implementation of the Niti Aayog's report, for the closure / transfer to states / status, etc., of BSNL and ITI. The unions and associations of BSNL have to chalk out agitational programme without delay, against the covert moves being made by the Niti Aayog and the Government of India, for the disinvestment through strategic sale / privatisation / closure of BSNL, which is being seriously contemplated by the Niti Aayog and the Government of India.
BSNLEU has demanded review of the results of the JAO LICE held on 17th July, 2016. Management formed an internal committee to conduct the review. The committee has already submitted it’s report. However, a final call on the review is yet to be taken by the Management. BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR) demanding expeditious decision on this issue.
The qualified candidates of the JAO LICE, held on 17.07.2016, belonging to Haryana circle are not yet sent for training. Judgement of the Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh Bench, delivered on 28.11.2016, is yet to be implemented by Haryana circle. BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR), demanding expeditious implementation of the court verdict.
The MoU signed between BSNL and Union Bank of India, for extending various loans to BSNL employees has expired on 31.12.2016. BSNLEU has written to the GM (T&BFCI), Corporate Office, demanding to renew the MoU.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Ramesh Chand, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.) today, and discussed this issue. They pointed that the TT LICE and JE LICE were not held last year (2016). Hence, it was urged that the Recruitment Branch should immediately issue notification to the circles for holding TT LICE and JE LICE. The representatives also pointed out that the Corporate Office has so far not issued calendar for examinations for this year and demanded that the same should be issued without further delay. The GM (Rectt.) assured to do the needful.
(1) On Wage Revision from 01.01.2017.
(2) On settlement of long pending demands of the Non-Executives.
(3) On demonetisation.
(4) On Observing the centenary year of the Great October Socialist Revolution.
(5) On Communal Harmony.
(6) On BSNL facing competition and advancing as a strong PSU in the changed scenario in telecom sector.
(7) On strengthening the united struggles of BSNL employees and working class.
(8) On Equal Pay for Equal Work.
Due to the cash crunch being faced by BSNL, the Corporate Office is not able to allot funds to the circles every month, for payment of GPF advance to the employees. To over come this problem, BSNLEU has written to the Member (Finance), Telecom Commission, demanding allotment of funds in advance to BSNL every month, so that employees do not face any problem in getting payment of GPF advance on time.
The central government has nominated shri Kunal Ghosh, MP, to the Telephone Advisory Committee of Kolkata Telephones circle. This MP has been arrested by the CBI, in connection with the Saradha scam. He was in jail, and was granted indefinite bail only last Friday. On one side, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is making high decibel speeches against corruption. On the other side, the government is patronising politicians who are involved in massive scams. BSNLEU has written to the Secretary, DoT, demanding immediate withdrawal of the nomination of shri Kunal Ghosh.
Ever since the government constituted the 3rd PRC, for the wage revision of the Executives, BSNLEU is demanding constitution of the wage revision committee for the Non-Executives. After dilly dallying for a long time, Corporate Office has formed a wage revision committee, without any representation from the Recognised Unions. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, rejecting this truncated wage revision committee, and demanding immediate constitution of a Joint Wage Negotiation Committee, with the representatives of the Recognised Unions.