A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) will be held at 14:30 has on 26.06.2018, at BSNLMS office, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi. The meeting will deliberate various important issues including the Wage Revision, Subsidiary Tower Company and BSNL’s revival.
Prominent Bangladeshi writer and publisher Shahzahan Bachchu, aged 60, was killed on Monday. Bachchu was an out spoken person of secularism. It is a matter of serious concern that secular writers and bloggers are being killed one after another, by Islamic extremists, in Bangladesh.
In the meeting held with the Core Committee on 11.06.2018, the CMD BSNL briefed about the Management’s decision to give 12% discount to the retailers. In the meeting, Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, raised the demand that the Management should put in place a plan to pay incentive to the employees who do marketing. This will motivate the employees in doing intensive marketing, he pointed out. The CMD BSNL readily agreed of this demand. When asked, as to when the Incentive Plan would be put in place, the CMD BSNL replied that it would be finalised within a month.
CHQ is extremely saddened to inform that Com.Jyotsana Mokashi, Member of the All India BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee, as well as the Vice-president of BSNLEU District Union, CGM Office, Mumbai, passed away yesterday, due to heart attack. She passed away at Switzerland, while on tour in Europe. Com. Jyotsana Mokashi had been a dedicated comrade of the Union. CHQ pays homage to the departed comrade, and conveys it's condolences to her family, friends and comrades.
Recently, two active members of BSNL contract workers of Karnataka died under tragic circumstances. One is com. Kallappa, Bidar district secretary of contract workers union, who died in a road accident. The other is com. Mustafa, contract worker, Bidar, who died due to heart attack at New Delhi, when he came to participate in the Mahapadav. The Karnataka State BSNL Non- Permanent workers union took the initiative to collect relief to the families of the deceased comrades. In a meeting organised at TDM office, Bidar, the collected amount of Rs.2.50 lakh was handed over to their families. CHQ heartily congratulates all the comrades who took efforts to help the families in distress.
A meeting between the CMD BSNL and the Core Committee, consisting of the General Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA and AIBSNLEA, is taking place at 11:00 hrs on 11.06.2018. Issues connected with the developmental activities of BSNL will be discussed in this meeting.
It is already intimated that a meeting of the Staff Side would be held on 11.06.2018. The timing of this meeting is changed, and it will now be held at 15:00 hrs at Dada Ghosh Bhawan.
The All India BSNL Working Women’s Coordination Committee (BSNLWWCC) meeting is being held at Bengaluru on 30.06.2018. Together with this meeting, a seminar of the working women is also being organised on the same day. Com. Sudha Sundaraman, former General Secretary of the All India Democratic Women’s Association is addressing this seminar.
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.
Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) today, and demanded to ensure early approval by the Management Committee, for the alternative new designations, finalised in the Designations Committee meeting held on 31.05.2018. The Director (HR) responded positively and assured to do the needful.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, after their meeting with the CMD BSNL today, met shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR). They briefed him about their discussion with the CMD BSNL, about the formation of the Joint Committee for Wage Negotiations. A copy of one of the minutes, issued at the time of last Wage Negotiation, was handed over to the GM (SR). The Union urged upon him to initiate without delay, formation of the Joint Committee in the similar line. The GM (SR) assured to take the needful steps.
BSNLEU is saddened to know that Com.G.L.Dhar has passed away. He had been one of the dedicated leaders of the Central Government employees trade union movement. Subsequently, Com.G.L.Dhar got elected as the Secretary of the AITUC and served the working class movement. In the death of Com.G.L.Dhar, the trade union movement has lost a dedicated leader. BSNLEU pays it's respectful homage to Com.G.L.Dhar, and conveys it's heartfelt condolences to his family members.
Due to the total strike organised by the organisations of the Grameen Dak Sewaks (GDS), the Central Government has been compelled to accept the recommendations of the Kamalesh Chandra Committee, regarding the pay revision of the GDS. The Union Cabinet meeting, which took place under the chairmanship of Prime Minster Narendra Modi, has taken the decision for this. Consequent to this, the indefinite strike of the GDS has been called off. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the Grameen Dak Sewaks. BSNLEU also congratulates the leadership of the GDS unions for their united struggle.
In almost all the circles, GPF payment is already taken over by the DoT cell. Whereas, the CCA, Himachal Pradesh, is wantonly not taking over this, since his demand for allotment of more office space is not accepted by the BSNL circle administration. BSNLEU has written to the Director (Finance) demanding appropriate action.
BSNLEU writes to Shri A.M.Gupta, GM (SR) on 19-12-2017, pointing out that the discussion and decision taken in the National Council was not reflected in the minutes. The GM (SR) is urged to take action
BSNL Corporate Office writes to Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU, rejecting the demand for implementation of the Rs.429 mobile plan to the Non-Executives of BSNL and stating that the Rs.200/ SIM would continue.