The AUAB has given call to the BSNL employees, to organise demonstrations throughout the country tomorrow the 11.07.2018, demanding implementation of the assurances given by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications on 24.02.2018, with regards to the settlement of wage revision, pension revision, allotment of 4G spectrum and payment of pension contribution as per Government Rules. At the circle level, these demonstrations should be organised in front of the offices of the CCA. All circle secretaries are requested to organise this programme successfully, in coordination with the other constituents of the AUAB.
BSNL Management is organising the function at Corporate Office on 11.07.2018, to distribute Sanchar Sree Awards. The Hon’ble Minister of State, Shri Manoj Sinha, is participating in this function. To facilitate the peaceful conducting of this award giving ceremony, to the meritorious employees of BSNL, the AUAB has decided to hold the demonstration at Corporate Office on 12.07.2018, instead of 11.07.2018. As regards, the demonstrations at circle level, it would be organised on 11.07.2018, as per the schedule.
The AUAB, in it’s meeting held on 26.06.2018, has unanimously decided to organise demonstrations on 11.07.2018 and relay hunger strike on 24th, 25th and 26th July, 2018, demanding implementation of the assurance given by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications. This meeting was attended by General Secretaries / representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, AIGETOA, BSNL MS, TEPU and BSNL ATM. Com. Mohinder Singh, represented FNTO in this meeting. According to the unanimous decision taken in the meeting, notification was issued to the DoT and BSNL, for holding the agitational programme. In accordance with the practice being followed in AUAB, the letter has been sent with the signatures of the General Secretaries of all the Unions and Associations taking part in the AUAB. However, it is a matter of deep regret and serious concern that the GS, FNTO and GS, SEWA BSNL, have written to the DoT and BSNL Management, dissociating themselves from these programme. Circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to effectively organise the demonstration and the relay hunger strike with the other constituents of the AUAB.
The BSNL Management has already taken steps for the constitution of the Joint Committee for wage negotiations. BSNLEU has been directed to nominates it’s five representatives to the Joint Committee for wage negotiations. BSNLEU has already sent it’s nominations. Today’s Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), met Shri A.M. Gupta, GM(SR), and demanded that the meeting of the Joint Committee should be conducted immediately, desirably in the 3rd week of July itself. The GM(SR) assured to take the needful action.
From the very beginning, the casual labourers in BSNL are being paid wages based on the lowest of the CDA pay scale. However, their wages are not revised after the implementation of the 7th CPC pay scales. BSNLEU and BSNL CCWF are continuously taking up this issue with the CMD BSNL and Director (HR). The issue was raised in the 36th meeting of the National Council also, held on 12.06.2018, for which the Director (HR) responded positively. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), met Shri Sourab Tyagi, Sr.GM(Estt.) today and insisted for the early implementation of the 7th CPC scale for the casual labourers. The Sr.GM(Estt.) assured to do the needful.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), met Shri A.M. Gupta, GM(SR) today and discussed certain issues related to the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circles. In the last National Council itself, it was demanded that the soft tenure given to those who were sent to Vijayawada, should not be a one time affair, but should be perpetual. It was agreed in the National Council meeting itself. In today’s meeting it was demanded that the period of the soft tenure should be reduced from 3 years to 2 years. Further, it was also demanded that the officials retiring shortly, should be sent back to Hyderabad, otherwise it will create difficulties in the payment of their pension.
CHQ has already intimated that, the BSNL Welfare Board meeting would be held on 03.08.2018. CHQ has also requested the CEC members and other interested comrades to send items, to be taken up for discussion in the Welfare Board meeting. Since the time is running out, CHQ requests that, the items may please be submitted by 15.07.2018.
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.