All India State Government Employees Federation organised a condolence meeting at Delhi on 12.12.2017 to pay respectful homage to com Sukomal Sen in Delhi Parsi Anjuman Hall. The meeting was presided over by com.Subhash Lamba, AGS, AISGEF. At the beginning a resolution proposed by com Srikumar, SG, AISGEF. There after com.A.K.Padmanabhan, Vice-President, CITU, recollected the memories with com.Sukomal Sen followed by com.K.K.N.Kutty, Confederation of Central Government Employees, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, com.Giriraj Singh, President,NFPE, com.R.N.Parasar, SG,NFPE and other leaders from AISGEF from different states. The condolence resolution adopted with a strong determination that all unions of state, central and PSUs will carry the messages of com.Sukomal Sen to protect the interests of the working class of the country.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, Ms. Poonamben Maadam, Jamnagar.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Ravneet Singh Bittu, Ludhiana.
A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL was held at New Delhi today. Leaders of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, BTEU, AIGETOA, SEWA BSNL, BSNL MS BSNL OA and BSNL ATM were present in the meeting. The meeting hailed the unprecedented success of the two day strike, and heartily congratulated the entire Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL, for whole heartedly joining the strike. It expressed it's gratitude to the leaders at various levels, for successfully organising the strike. The meeting also condemned the BSNL Management and the DoT, for not even inviting the leaders for talks. Strong resolve was expressed by all the leaders for further intensifying the struggle. Various proposals were given regarding the next course of action, and also for further mobilisation. It was decided to take a final decision in the next meeting to be held on 08-01-2018.
The strike, called on by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL was a historic success on the first day, i.e., yesterday. It was total, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. The attempts made by the BSNL Management to break the strike, by creating confusions, got a befitting reply from the employees, who brought BSNL to a grinding halt. Today, the strike is taking place more vigorously. The employees have expressed their determination to get the demands settled.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Sanjaykaka Patil, Sangli.
The historic two day strike called on by “All Unions and Associations of BSNL” successfully started at 00:00 hrs. today. As per the reports received by the CHQ, the strike is total, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. The Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL have joined en masse in this strike. All the 13 unions and associations, which have served the strike notice, are firmly in the strike. However, it is learnt that some “letter pad unions” have given letter to the Management, stating that they were not joining the strike. CHQ calls upon the circle and district unions to maintain close coordination with all the striking unions and associations, to make the strike a historic success.
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.