All circle and district secretaries are hereby informed that in view of the meeting held between the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications and the All Unions and Associations of BSNL on 24.02.2018, and also in view of the assurances given for the settlement of the demands, it is decided to defer the Work According to Rule agitation till 30th April, 2018. In view of this decision of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, all comrades are requested to restore normalcy with immediate effect.
The CEC meeting, held at New Delhi in November,2017, has decided to hold a CEC meeting, to conduct a "Mid-term Review". It means, the implementation of all the decisions taken in the last All India Conference, as well as the decisions taken in the Thiruvananthapuram and New Delhi CEC meetings will be reviewed in the forthcoming CEC meeting. Accordingly, the CHQ has decided to conduct the CEC meeting at Agartala in Tripura, on 3rd, 4th and 5th April, 2018, and notification is issued.
Quoting the letter written to the Hon'ble Prime Minister, on the matter of Merger of BSNL with MTNL, the DoT has replied, that presently there is no proposal for merger of BSNL and MTNL.
BSNLEU is continuously insisting upon the Management to issue letter, for the extension of the facility of payment of medical allowance, without voucher, to the retired employees. The matter is already discussed by BSNLEU with the CMD BSNL and the GM (Admn.), BSNL CO. In continuation of this, BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR), demanding extension of the facility without further delay.
BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, recording it’s resentment to the ambiguous reply given to the Hon’ble Minister in the Lok Sabha, with regards to the outsourcing of maintenance of BSNL 26,287 BTSs.
The Corporate Office has posted Shri Y. Ravindranath, GM (HR), AP circle, as the new GM TD, Vijayawada. However, the CGM, AP circle is refusing to implement this order. The GM, Guntur, who continues to look after as GM, Vijayawada, is harassing the employees, by issuing mass transfer orders. Hence, BSNLEU, SNEA, FNTO, BTEU and BSNL ATM are on agitation. CHQ has written to the Director (HR) demanding immediate implementation of the Corporate Office order.
On 19-01-2018, BSNLEU wrote to the CMD BSNL, complaining about the indifferent attitude of the BSNL authorities at circle and district levels, in the matter of our cables being damaged. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, met shri Anupam Shrivastava on 19.01.2018, and seriously raised the issue. The General Secretary told the CMD BSNL that the general impression is that none will bother, if BSNL's cable is damaged, and this the reason why BSNL's are being damaged mindlessly. He demanded that BSNL authorities at various levels should take sufficient deterrent actions immediately, to stop widespread damages being caused to the Company's cables. The CMD BSNL has taken BSNLEU's complaint seriously. Letter has been addressed to all the CGM's, directing them to take suitable action on this matter. Together with this, letters written by BSNLEU, to the CMD BSNL, as well as to the then MoC & IT, are also attached. Utilising this step taken by the Corporate Office, circle and district secretaries are requested to take up this issue with their respective levels of the Management, so that necessary measures are taken to safeguard our cables.
BSNLEU is continuously demanding the removal of the curtailment that has been imposed on the Recognised Union to nominate ‘non-members’ to the councils. In continuation of the discussion that BSNLEU had with the GM (SR) and CGM (Legal) last week, the Union has written to the GM (SR), demanding a discussion jointly with the GM (SR) and the CGM (Legal).
Satisfactory services to the customers are getting affected to a great extent due to extensive damaging of BSNL’s OFC and Copper cables. BSNLEU has already taken up this issue with the then Hon’ble Minister for Communications & IT and with the BSNL Management. However, much improvement is not observed. Hence, BSNLEU has once again written to the CMD BSNL and Director (CFA) demanding suitable action.
BSNLEU, the Main Recognised Representative Union, which represents the substantial number of Directly Recruited Non-Executives, is deprived of due representation in the Pension Fund Trust and Gratuity Fund Trust. BSNLEU has already taken up this issue with the CMD BSNL. Since no action is taken so far, once again BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL.
BSNL’s FTTH connections are in good demand from the customers, obviously due to the better quality of service. However, at the field level, much delay is experienced in providing FTTH connections to the customers, due to non-availability of equipments / materials. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding suitable action.
8 posts of DR JEs, pertaining to the 2016 DR JE recruitment are lying vacant in Tamil Nadu circle. These vacancies have arisen due to the non-joining of selected candidates. Tamil Nadu circle has sought the approval of Corporate Office to fill up these vacancies. BSNLEU has written to the GM (Rectt.), BSNL CO., demanding immediate approval.
BSNLEU has already demanded the GM (SR), BSNL CO., to hold the 36th meeting of the National Council in March, 2018. The Union has told the GM (SR) that only one meeting of the National Council has been held in the past 19 months, which was undesirable. BSNLEU has written to the GM (SR) to positively hold the next NC meeting in March, 2018.
The process of Consolidation of Business Areas is being implemented in various circles, without addressing the problems that are likely to be faced by the employees in future. Hence, BSNLEU has demanded to put the process of Consolidation of Business Areas on hold, pending discussion.
Yesterday’s judgement of the CBI special court, acquitting all the accused, is contrary to the findings of a Supreme Court Bench. The Supreme Court Bench consisting of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice A.K. Ganguly, in their order dated 02nd February, 2012, have stated the following with regards to the 2G scam.
“the exercise undertaken by the officers of the department of telecom between September 2007 and March 2008, under the leadership of the then minister of communications and information technology, was wholly arbitrary, capricious and contrary to public interest apart from being violative of the doctrine of equality.”
“…. the material produced before the court shows that the minister of communications and information technology wanted to favour some companies at the cost of the public exchequer.”
“….the then communications minister was “very much conscious of the fact that the secretary, finance, had objected to the allocation of 2G spectrum at the rate fixed in 2001, but did not consult the finance minister or the office of the finance ministry.”
“….the manner in which the exercise for grant of LoIs to the applicants was conducted on January 10, 2008, leaves no room for doubt that everything was stage managed to favour those who were able to know in advance the change in the implementation of the first come first served policy.”
[Courtesy: Times of India 22.12.2017]
The meeting of the Joint Committee on change of designations of the left out cadres was held on 26.09.2017. However, the minutes of this meeting is not yet released. The Management has inserted in this minutes, certain issues which are not at all discussed in the meeting. This tantamounts to manipulation. BSNLEU has protested this unfair practice and has demanded to release the corrected draft minutes. So far the Management has not corrected the draft minutes. BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR), seeking her intervention to resolve the matter.