The decision of the AUAB to launch “BSNL at your door steps” movement has been appreciated by Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL. He has also expressed the desire of the Management to jointly implement this movement with the AUAB. If accepted by the AUAB, “BSNL at your door steps” movement would be implemented jointly by the AUAB and the BSNL Management, as “Service With A Smile” movement was implemented.
A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) was held yesterday the 04-07-2018, under the chairmanship of Com.Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA. The meeting seriously discussed about the steep fall in the revenue collection of the Company, due to the predatory pricing of Reliance Jio. It is felt that this is an undesirable situation, especially when the employees are awaiting the 3rd wage revision. Hence, the meeting seriously felt the need to take urgent steps, to immediately boost the sales and revenue collection of the Company. The meeting decided to take the following steps, to implement the call.
All circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to take immediate steps, in coordination with the other constituents of the AUAB, for the immediate implementation of the above stated decisions. Meeting of the AUAB must be convened immediately at all circle and district levels, and the decisions should be implemented vigorously.
In the meeting with the CMD BSNL on 11-06-2018, the General Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE,SNEA and AIBSNLEA bitterly complained that many of the top officers, at the circle and district levels, are not going out of their offices, for the purpose of marketing. They pointed out that marketing by top officers is very much required for roping in high-end customers. The CMD BSNL fully agreed with this view, and told that there is a need to implement a “KAMRA CHHODO ANDOLAN”( Quit the office room movement), by the top officers at the circle and district levels. The AUAB meeting held yesterday, has decided that the spirit of the CMD BSNL’s call for “KAMRA CHHODO ANDOLAN” should be implemented at the circle and district levels, especially when the Non-Executives and Executives are taking efforts to boost the sales and revenue collection of the Company. The AUAB at the circle and district levels should meet the top officers, and urge upon them to go out and carry out marketing activities.
In continuation of the discussion held with the GM (Rectt.), on the issue of holding JTO LICE, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri Saurab Tyagi, GM (Estt.) today and urged upon him to initiate the process for holding the JTO LICE without delay. The GM (Estt.) replied that in the wake of the Corporate Office’s contemplation of implementing the CPSU hierarchy, the views of the Personnel Branch of the Corporate Office has been sought on this matter. The GS pointed out that the JTO LICE has to be conducted for the vacancies of 2016 – 17 and 2017 – 18, whether or not the CPSU hierarchy is implemented. He urged upon the GM (Estt.) to expeditiously issue the letter for holding the JTO LICE. The GM (Estt.) assured to do the needful.
As a result of the discussion that BSNLEU representatives held with Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR), yesterday, it is informed by the GM(SR) to the GS,BSNLEU today that, the Corporate Management has agreed to increase the strength of the Staff Side representatives, as demanded by BSNLEU. Further, he also informed the GS,BSNLEU that, BSNLEU will have five representatives and NFTE will have three representatives in the Joint Committee.
On the issue of wage revision, the DoT had raised queries as to how the BSNL Management intends to manage the additional expenditure that will arise, due to the implementation of Wage Revision. It is understood that the total expenditure that will arise due to the implementation of Wage Revision from 01.01.2017 upto 31.03.2019 would come to around Rs.1,400 crores. It is understood that the Corporate Office has given a very detailed and convincing reply to the query raised by the DoT, with regards to managing the expenditure.
Kerala circle has earned a net profit in 2017-18. Income of the circle for the financial year 2017-18 is Rs.2,641 crores and expenditure is Rs.2,268 crores. Net profit for the year 2017-18 is Rs.373 crores. CHQ heartily congratulates the employees and Management of Kerala circle, for this great achievement.
Com. Balbir Singh, President, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Ms. Samita Luthra, GM (Rectt.), today and discussed the following issues:-
In continuation of the discussion held with Director (HR) today on the subject, the representatives of BSNLEU met Ms. Samita Luthra, GM (Rectt.) and discussed the issue of review of results of the JE LICE. They referred to the assurance given in the National Council, by the Chairperson of the NC, and requested to take a positive decision expeditiouly. The GM (Rectt.) responded positively and assured that the issue would be discussed with the Director (HR) and needful action would be taken expeditiously.
BSNLEU has already demanded the Management to hold the JTO LICE for the vacancies of the years 2016 – 17 and 2017 – 18. The issue was once again discussed with the GM (Rectt.) in today’s meeting. She replied that the initiative in this regard has to be taken by the Establishment Branch, for which she has already sent letter. She assured that the issue would be further persued. BSNLEU will pursue this issue further, and ensure early conducting of the JTO LICE.
The All India BSNL Working Women’s Coordination Committee (BSNLWWCC) convened a very inspiring seminar of the women employees at Bengaluru on 30.06.2018. The Karnataka circle union of BSNL has made excellent arrangements for the seminar, which was held in the Karnataka Government Secretariat Hall. Com. P. Indira, Convenor, BSNLWWCC, presided over the seminar. Challenges before the Indian Working Women was the topic. Com. C.K. Gundanna, CS, BSNLEU, Karnataka, welcomed everyone. Com. Sudha Sundararaman, Vice President, All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), delivered a very educative speech, explaining the present condition of Indian women. In his address, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, explained about the important issues being faced by the BSNL employees. Com. H.V. Sudarshan, Organising Secretary (CHQ), was present on the dias. Com. Latha Kamlakar, Member, BSNLWWCC, proposed vote of thanks. The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates the BSNLWWCC, as well as the Karnataka circle union of BSNLEU, for successfully conducting this seminar.
BSNLEU Karnataka circle union, organised a very enthusiastic circle level convention of the young workers, at Bengaluru on 01.07.2018. It was inspiring to note that a large number of young workers attended the convention enthusiastically, from various parts of the circle. The convention is held in the PGM Office, auditorium. Com. M.C. Balakrishna, Circle President, presided over. Com. C.K. Gundanna, CS, delivered the introductory speech. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, addressed the seminar and explained about BSNL’s present condition, it’s background details, efforts of the trade union to improve BSNL’s quality of services, the role of the young workers in strengthening BSNL and the trade union, their problems, etc. Com. H.V. Sudarshan, Org. Secretary (CHQ), also addressed the convention. Thereafter, a good number of young workers participated in the deliberations. It was heartening to note that most of them concentrated on the issues related to the improvement of services. Finally, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, delivered the summing up address, and replied to the various issues raised by the young workers. CHQ heartily congratulates the Karnataka circle union for effectively organising the enthusiastic convention.
The All India BSNL Working Women’s Coordination Committee meeting is held at Bengaluru today. Com.Latha Kamalakar, Committee member from Karnataka, presided over the meeting. Com.C.K.Gundanna, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Karnataka, welcomed all the Committee members. The Committee stood in silence for a minute, to pay homage to Com.Jyotsana Mokashi, Committee member from Maharashtra, who passed away recently, and also to the leaders and comrades who passed away since the last meeting. Com.P.Indira, Convenor of the Committee, presented the report on activities. She briefed on the formation of circle level coordination committees, conferences conducted,etc. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and spoke on the need to make the functioning of the BSNL Working Women’s Coordination Committee more vibrant, need to bring the directly recruited employees and contract workers into the fold of the Committee, and to actively raise the voice against the problems of women employees. All the Committee members participated in the discussion. They reported on activities like celebration of International and Women’s Day, participation in the two day strike, street corner meetings & other programme of BSNLEU and AUAB, day to day issues of women employees taken up by the Committee in their respective circles,etc. Finally, Com.P.Indira summed up the discussions. The Committee has taken many important decisions.
Chennai Circle Executive meeting was held today under the presidentship of Com. E. Natarajan, Circle President. Com. M. Kanniappan, CS, welcomed everyone and placed the report on activities. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and S. Chellppa, AGS, attended the meeting and addressed about the latest position pertaining to the employees and the Company. Serious discussions took place, on the improvement of the organisation and also successfully implement calls of the AUAB, as well as various decisions of the CHQ.
It is learnt that IDA increase by 0.8% from 01st July, 2018. With this the total IDA shall be 128% w.e.f. 01.07.2018.
The All India BSNL Working Women’s Coordination Committee meeting is taking place at Bengaluru on 30.06.2018. A seminar is also been held in this connection. Com. Sudha Sundararaman, Vice President, All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) and Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, are addressing.
Consequent to the continuous struggles conducted by the Non-Executives and Executives, under the banner of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB), talks were held with the Minister on 24.02.2018. In that meeting the Hon’ble MoS(C) assured to take the wage revision issue for the approval of the Cabinet. As regards, the issue of payment of Pension Contribution by BSNL, the Hon’ble MoS(C) assured that Government Rules would be implemented. He also assured that BSNL would be allotted with 4G spectrum expeditiously, based on the proposal of BSNL Management. The AUAB meeting held yesterday the 26.06.2018, expressed it’s concern that the DoT is not taking prompt action in preparing Cabinet Note, on the wage revision issue. Similarly, the assurances given by the Hon’ble MoS(C), in respect of Pension Contribution and Allotment of 4G spectrum are also not getting implemented. Hence, the AUAB meeting has decided to organise the following agitational programme:-
All circle and district unions are requested to organise the programme effectively in coordination with the other constituents of the AUAB.