News keep pouring in from each and every circle that the two day strike is a total success. The entire Executives and Non-Executives throughout the country are expressing their anger vehemently against the government, for denying the 3rd Pay Revision and deciding to form the Subsidiary Tower Company, by totally participating in the strike. CHQ is also receiving lots of photographs of the strike, from each and every district. CHQ assures that the photographs would be published appropriately.
In respect of the employees recruited before 01.10.2000, but whose actual appointment took place after 01.10.2000, GPF was implemented for the first few years, and subsequently they were switched over to the EPF. BSNLEU is strongly demanding that the arrears of employees contribution, of the EPF, during the period for which GPF was implemented, should be borne only by the Management, since it was the mistake committed by the Management. This issue was discussed in the 35th meeting of the National Council, and direction was given by the Chairperson that, provision of the EPF Act should be followed in this respect. However, this is not implemented so far. This issue was discussed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, with shri P.D. Chiraniya, GM (CA) yesterday. The GS strongly demanded that as per the EPF Act, the employee contribution arrears should be borne by the Management only, and that the decision of the National Council should be implemented. The GM (CA) assured to do the needful.
This issue is long being discussed with the Establishment Branch. The GS, and the Dy.GS, in their meeting with the GM (Estt.), yesterday, once again urged upon the GM (Estt.) to play a pro-active role, to get the matter approved by the DoT. The GM (Estt.) assured to look into this issue.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Estt.), yesterday, and discussed the following decisions taken in the 35th meeting of the National Council, and which are related to the Establishment Branch.
Conferment of 1st upgradation under NEPP, on completion of 4 years, to the TSMs regularised after 01.10.2000.
The TSMs regularised after 01.10.2000, are issued with Presidential Orders, and they are treated as DoT recruitees. However, they are treated as BSNL recruitees for the purpose of NEPP, and their 1st upgradation under NEPP is granted only after completion of 8 years. This issue was discussed in the National Council, and it was assured that once again this issue would be taken to the Management Committee for necessary approval. The Union representatives insisted expeditious action on this matter. The GM (Estt.) agreed to do the needful.
Amendment to JTO RR.
As per the existing RR the officials require 5 years of residency period in NE-9 pay scale, to become eligible for appearing in the JTO LICE. In the National Council meeting, the Management Side agreed to favourably consider 5 years of service in NE-6 pay scale. As regards, settlement of this issue, the GM (Estt.) replied that the Management Committee has accepted this proposal, whereas it was turned down by the DoT. The Union representatives told the GM (Estt.) that amendment of the RR is the prerogative of the BSNL Board, and that DoT should not interfere in this matter. This issue will be further taken up with the Director (HR).
Implementation of the 7th CPC CDA pay scale for the casual labourers.
This issue was discussed in the National Council meeting, and the Management Side responded favourably. In yesterday’s meeting the Union representatives insisted the GM (Estt.) to take expeditious steps for revision of wages to the casual labourers, based on the lowest CDA pay scale recommended by the 7th CPC. GM (Estt.) assured to do the needful.
Payment of medical allowance on the basis of 78.2% IDA fixation benefit.
In the National Council meeting, this demand of the Staff Side was accepted by the Management Side and it was assured that decision would be taken within one month. Union representatives insisted implementation of the National Council decision. The GM (Estt.) assured to do the needful.
Restructuring of the Industrial Cadres.
In the National Council meeting, the demand of the Staff Side for implementation of Restructuring of the Industrial Cadres was discussed, and the Management Side agreed to consider it. In yesterday’s meeting, this issue was discussed in detail. The Union representatives strongly argued that Restructuring of the Industrial Cadres should be completed soon, and for this matter the Establishment Branch should take the initiative. The GM (Estt.) assured to do the needful.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar Singh, Moradabad.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Ahmedbhai Patel, Bharuch.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri M.K. Raghavan, Kozhikode.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, Adv. Joice George, Idukki.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Galla Jayadev, Guntur.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Om Sethiya, PA of Hon'ble MP Shri Kantilal Bhuria of Ratlam-Jhabua.
The All Unions and Associations of BSNL, has issued the following press statement today, with regards to the two day strike, that is taking place tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. The injustices regarding denial of wage revision and formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company, are explained. The circle and district unions can also issue this statement to the regional/local media.
The meeting of All Unions and Associations held at New Delhi today, has decided that massive demonstrations should be organised in front of offices tomorrow, with a view to draw media and public attraction. District unions are requested to organise the programme effectively, in coordination with all the unions and associations. Photos may be sent to the CHQ.
The two day strike taking place on 12th and 13th, December, 2017, called on by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, will start at 00:00 hrs. on 12-12-2017. The strike will come to an end on 24:00 hrs on 13-12-2017. This decision is taken in the meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held today.
A meeting of the All Unions and Associations was held at New Delhi today. General Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, SEWA BSNL, BSNL MS and BSNL OA participated in the meeting. Preparations for the two day strike were reviewed. As per available reports, excellent preparations have been made throughout the country. After discussions, the meeting unanimously resolved to call upon the employees to make the two day strike a cent per cent success.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Ram Tahal Chaudhary, Ranchi.
Shri Bharat Singh Kadian, father of com. M.S.Kadian, circle secretary, BSNLEU, Haryana, passed away yesterday. He was 95 years old, and had been unwell for some time. CHQ conveys it's heartfelt condolences to com.M.S.Kadian, as well as to all his family members.
The meeting was held at Hyderabad and 350 have attended from Hyderabad & all Districts in Telangana. The Circle Secretaries of All Unions & Associations have presided & CHQ Office bearers of Al Unions & Associations have addressed. From BSNLEU, Com J.Sampath Rao CS was in the presidium and Com P.Asokababu Vice President (CHQ) has addressed. The meeting resolved to make the two days strike a grand success.
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. Ramesh Chand, Organising Secretary, met Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Estt. & Rectt.) on 6.12.2017 and discussed the following issues:-
Gratuity for casual labours.
The Union representatives enquired about the status of gratuity for casual labours pending in the BSNL Board for approval. The GM (Estt.), informed that the Establishment Cell of Corporate Office has written to the circles to give details of financial involvements in this case and even after many reminders, circles like NE-II and Punjab have not submitted the details. Further, following circles have given incomplete informations. Andhra Pradesh, NTR, Gujarat, Maharashtra and J&K. Another reminders to these circles issued on 27.11.2017. After receiving the informations, the issue will be re-submitted to the Board for it’s approval. Our circle secretaries of the above circles are requested to see that the informations are sent without further loss of time.
Special LICE for draughtsman to JTO (Civil/Electrical).
The Union representatives urged the GM (Estt.) to get approval of the Board for holding special LICE for draughtsman to JTO (Civil / Electrical) as assured in the adjourned meeting of the 35th National Council held on 13th November, 2017. The GM (Estt.) informed that the Establishment Cell has already processed the case and forwarded to the BW wing to prepare the Board Memo for delinking the LICE from HR issue and has requested the concerned cell to resubmit draft Board Memo at the earliest.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri S.P.Y. Reddy, Nandyal.
The working class has been accusing that the ruling BJP is helping the big corporates, by following pro-corporate policies. A news item published by the Economic Times today has confirmed this. The ruling BJP is facing a tough fight in the ongoing Gujarat state assembly elections. As a result of this, the stocks of big corporates like Adani is facing uncertainty.