At present, pensionary benefits are not being released to the retiring officials, if court cases remain pending against them. As a result, a good number of retiring employees are affected. Corporate Office has now issued direction to the CGM’s and Vigilance Heads, wherein it is stated that vigilance clearance could be given to those retiring persons, against whom personal court cases remain pending. This is a welcome decision taken by the Corporate Office. Utilising this order, circle and district secretaries are requested to take steps, to get the pension payment released, in respect of officials for whom vigilance clearance was not given earlier, in view of pending personal court cases.
Shri R.K. Mittal, Director (CM), has retired on 30.06.2018. Consequent to this, the charge of Director (CM) has been taken over by Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, for a period of 3 months w.e.f. 01.07.2018.
The Corporate Office has issued one more clarification with regards to the facility of Immunity from Transfers, to the office bearers of the Recognised Unions / Associations. This clarification says that, the facility of Immunity from Transfer will not be extended to those who become office bearers of Recognised Union / Association, after the issuing of their transfer orders.
In the 36th meeting of the National Council, held on 12.06.2018, it was raised by the Staff Side that, a Screening Test should be conducted for promotion to the cadre of Sr.TOA(G). In reply to this, the Management Side reported that, the circle administrations are empowered to hold the same, and that no special permission of the Corporate Office is necessary in this regard. When pointed out by the Staff Side, that no circle administration is holding the Screening Test for promotion to the cadre of Sr.TOA(G), the Management Side assured to issue instructions in this regard to all the CGMs. Accordingly, the Corporate Office has today issued letter to all the CGMs for holding the Screening Test, with detailed guidelines thereon. Circle Secretaries are requested to take up this issue with their respective CGMs for the conducting of Screening Test.
After much persuasion by the Union, the Corporate Office has finally issued letter for constituting Joint Committee for wage negotiation. The Recognised Unions are told to give their nominees for the Joint Committee.
BSNLEU has been demanding that the Welfare Board meeting should be held, since it was not held for a very long time. BSNLEU wrote to the CMD BSNL, demanding to hold the meeting. The representatives of BSNLEU met the CMD BSNL, and insisted that Welfare Board meeting should be conducted early. The CMD BSNL agreed to hold the same. Again GS, BSNLEU, met Shri S.K.Sinha, GM(Admn.) and insisted to issue the notification expeditiously, for holding the Welfare Board meeting. Finally, the Corporate Office has issued the notification today, to hold the meeting on 03-08-2018. CHQ requests all the circle secretaries and CHQ office bearers to send items, to be included in the agenda of the meeting.
As regards nomination of Staff Side members to the Local Councils of circle headquarters and SSAs, the Corporate Office has issued guidelines, laying down certain restrictions. Accordingly, only the employees posted in the circle headquarters/ SSAs could be nominated to those Local Councils. As regards Non-territorial circles, they don’t have recruiting power, and only employees of territorial circles work there on deputation. Hence, BSNLEU demanded that the serving / retired employees of territorial circles, in the station where Local Councils of Non-territorial are formed, should be allowed to be nominated to those Local Councils. The Corporate Office has accepted the demand and has issued guideline accordingly
BSNL Corporate Office has written to all the CGMs, stating that the DoT has given direction to verify the service particulars of all BSNL absorbed employees, as well as DoT employees, who have completed 18 years of service, or who are left with only 5 years of service.