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.
BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR), seeking a formal meeting to discuss certain issues. These issues include those already discussed in the National Council meeting, on which action is not taken, and other issues are those which are already discussed many times with the Corporate Management.
The SR Branch of the Corporate Office has sought the view of BSNLEU, with regards to the discontinuation of separate local council for the Civil & Electrical Wing staff. BSNLEU has written to the GM (SR), stating that a review need not be made at this point of time, but can be discussed on the eve of the next Membership Verification.
This issue was discussed in the 35th meeting of the National Council held on 11.05.2017. However, no decision was taken in view of the appeal, said to have been filed in the Hon’ble High Court. BSNLEU is in receipt of DoT orders, wherein clear cut direction is given by the DoT for implementation of pay scale and for according of Group ‘B’ status to the Senior Accountants. Letter is written to the Director (HR) for early implementation of the DoT orders.
In the 35th meeting of the National Council held on 11.05.2017, the Staff Side demanded that illegal recovery should not be made from the employees on account of EPF contribution arrears. A direction was given by the Chairperson that the provisions of the EPF Act should be implemented in this regard. However, even after 7 months, Corporate Office has not taken any decision. BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR) for implementation of the decision.