A meeting of the AUAB was held today. It has discussed and taken decisions on important issues such as non-payment of salary for October, 2019, non-remittance of deductions made from employees’ salaries, to various organisations, implementation of the package for BSNL’s revival, coping with the workload that is likely to arise after the implementation of VRS and repatriating the surplus ITS officers to the DoT.
In the meeting held yesterday the 04.11.2019, with Shri Ravi Shnkar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister for Communications, Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, handed over a letter to the Hon’ble Minister, wherein BSNLEU has expressed it’s extreme unhappiness over the highly demotivating speech of Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL, delivered on 25.10.2019. In that letter, BSNLEU has pointed out that the unions and associations of BSNL had launched many campaigns like “Customer Delight Year”, “Service With A Smile” and “BSNL At Your Door Steps”, etc., in the past, for the improvement of BSNL’s services and the employees are now totally demotivated by the indiscriminate criticism, made by the CMD BSNL, about the conduct and behaviour of the entire BSNL employees.
CMD BSNL के बेहद हतोत्साहित करने वाले उद्बोधन बाबद BSNLEU ने माननीय संचार मंत्री को लिखा...
कल दिनांक 04.11.2019 को श्री रविशंकर प्रसाद, माननीय संचार मंत्री के साथ संपन्न मीटिंग में कॉम पी अभिमन्यु, महासचिव ने एक पत्र माननीय मंत्री महोदय को सौंपा, जिसमें दिनांक 25.10.2019 को श्री पी के पुरवार, CMD BSNL द्वारा दिए गए बेहद हतोत्साहित करने वाले उद्बोधन पर BSNLEU द्वारा तीव्र नाराजगी व्यक्त की गई है। उक्त पत्र में BSNLEU द्वारा यह संज्ञान में लाया गया है कि BSNL द्वारा प्रदत्त सेवाओं को उन्नत बनाने के लिए " कस्टमर डिलाइट मूवमेंट", "सर्विस विथ स्माइल" और "BSNL एट योर डोर स्टेप" जैसे कई अभियान पूर्व में यूनियन्स और एसोसिएशन्स द्वारा चलाए गए हैं और अब CMD BSNL द्वारा समस्त BSNL कर्मचारियों के आचरण और व्यवहार को लेकर की गई अविवेकपूर्ण आलोचना से कर्मचारी पूरी तरह से हतोत्साहित महसूस कर रहे हैं।
It is already 04th of November and disbursement of October, 2019, salary is not made. It seems Management is complacent that, the salary for September, 2019, was disbursed only two weeks back and there is no urgency to disburse the October salary immediately. Repeated media reports that, salary disbursement of BSNL employees is not taking place on time, is damaging the image of BSNL and is sending a wrong message to the market. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL demanding immediate disbursement of salary for the month of October, 2019.
अक्टूबर 2019 के वेतन का भुगतान शीघ्र करें- BSNLEU ने CMD BSNL को लिखा....
आज 4 नवंबर हो चुकी है और अक्टूबर 2019 का वेतन भुगतान अभी तक नही हुआ है। ऐसा प्रतीत होता है कि मैनेजमेंट यह मान कर चल रहा है कि सितंबर 2019 के वेतन का भुगतान अभी दो सप्ताह पूर्व ही तो हुआ है, ऐसे में अक्टूबर के वेतन के त्वरित भुगतान की जरूरत ही क्या है। मीडिया में वेतन भुगतान समय पर नही होने को ले कर लगातार आ रही खबरें BSNL की छवि धूमिल कर रही है और मार्किट में भी अच्छे संकेत नही जा रहे हैं। BSNLEU ने माह अक्टूबर 2019 के वेतन के त्वरित भुगतान की मांग करते हुए CMD BSNL को पत्र लिखा है।
The DoT has written to the CMD BSNL, expressing it’s concern over the non-payment of salary to the ITS officers on time. It is also stated in the letter that, as per the terms and conditions of deployment of ITS officers in BSNL, it is the responsibility of the Company to make payment of salary to the ITS officers on time. We are surprised to note that the DoT is not worried about the non-payment of salary to the Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL. They are also not worried about the deductions made from the salary of the Executives and Non-Executives, not being sent to the concerned organisations, by BSNL. Further, the contract workers of BSNL are not paid wages for the past 10 months. But, the DoT is not worried about all these, but wants prompt payment of salary to the ITS officers. BSNLEU has written to Shri Anshu Prakash, Secretary, Telecom, cautioning that such partisan attitude will disturb industrial peace in BSNL.
BSNLEU and BSNL CCWF have conducted movements for payment of wage arrears to the contract workers. Now, the AUAB is also taking up this issue with the BSNL Management vigorously. In this regard, the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) has given direction to the CMD BSNL to ensure that the unpaid wage arrears to the contract workers should be paid by BSNL immediately.
The LIC premium amount, deducted from the salaries of the employees, has not been remitted by BSNL Management, to LIC, since May, 2019. As a result, the employees have become defaulters, which will cause serious complications to the families of the deceased employees. It is a fact that BSNL is a valued customer of LIC, having huge business transactions. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, suggesting to take up the issue of belated payment of premium, with the Chairman of the LIC, so that the employees do not suffer on account of the belated remittance by BSNL Management. BSNLEU has already sought the help of the General Secretary of the All India Insurance Employees Association (AIIEA), who has assured to do the needful on this matter, provided a formal letter is written by the CMD BSNL to the Chairman of LIC. BSNLEU will pursue this issue further.
The BSNL Corporate Office has issued letter, to keep the JE LICE and TT LICE in abeyance, till December, 2019. These exams have to be conducted immediately. Further, the JTO LICE, for the vacancy year 2018-19, has already become due. This exam also has to be held on time. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL to hold these examinations without further delay.
JTO LICE under 50% quota was held on 26.05.2019. Despite repeated insistence by the Union, results of this exam are not yet declared. BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR), demanding to sort out the problem involved at the earliest, and to ensure that the results are declared without further delay.
BSNLEU has already written to the GM(Restg.), BSNL CO., opposing the latest guidelines of the Restructuring Branch of the Corporate Office, stating that the Non-Executives could be transferred out of the SSA. BSNLEU has once again written to the Director (HR), demanding to keep the guidelines of the Restructuring Branch under abeyance, and to discuss the issue with the Recognised Unions.
The Corporate Office has issued revised guidelines for running the Business Areas. Therein, it is stated that SSAs are merged and that Non-Executives can be transferred out of the SSA. No consultation has been held with the Recognised Unions, before issuing such a letter, having far reaching consequences. BSNLEU has strongly protested the contents of this letter and has demanded modification of the letter immediately.
The deductions being made from the salaries of the employees, on account of GPF, society, bank loan EMI, LIC premium, etc., are not being remitted to the concerned organisations, ever since May, 2019. As a result of this, the employees, especially the lower ranking employees, are suffering extremely due to the non-availability of GPF and society loans. Banks are issuing default notice and levying penal interests. Families of the deceased employees are not getting settlement of LIC policies. Unions / associations are also not getting subscription amount. The Corporate Management is adopting a very casual approach in remitting these amounts. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding immediate remittance of these amounts, failing which struggles would become unavoidable.
BSNLEU has already taken up with the Corporate Management, the case of harassment being meted out to the 857 employees belonging to the Scheduled Tribe category, working in Maharashtra circle. All these employees have already completed more than 25 / 30 years of service. However, giving credence to a baseless complaint, the Maharashtra circle administration is harassing all these 857 employees for the validation of their caste certificates, in total violation of the government of India orders on the subject, issued by the DoP&T. BSNLEU has already taken up this issue with the CMD BSNL. However, the harassment has not stopped. Hence, BSNLEU has once again written to the CMD BSNL and Director (HR), requesting to strictly follow the DoP&T orders on the subject.
BSNLEU has once again written to the CMD BSNL urging upon him to take meaningful steps for the payment of salary before Deepavali. BSNLEU has also apprised the CMD BSNL that the employees are losing patience and are becoming restive.
Unruly elements have stalled polling in booths no.13 (South Area) and 16 & 17 (in Jadhavpur Area) in Kolkata Telephones circle. The police has remained as mute spectators. BSNLEU has written to the Chief Returning Officer, demanding to ensure polling with sufficient police protection. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, has also spoken to Ms. Samita Luthra, CRO, demanding to ensure polling in the above mentioned booths.
General Secretary has written the following letter to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL, on the issue of non-supplying of ballot papers for postal votes in Andhra Pradesh circle.
BSNLEU has come to know that certain "non-serious players” are writing to the BSNL Management requesting to postpone the 8th Membership Verification. They are afraid that they will face humiliating defeats if the verification takes place as per the schedule. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL requesting not to postpone the 8th Membership Verification, but to hold it as per the schedule.
The deduction from employees’ salaries, on account of bank EMI, PLI premium, GPF recovery, society dues, etc., are not being paid to the concerned organisations by BSNL, for the past several months. BSNLEU, has once again written to the CMD BSNL requesting for immediate remittance of these dues to the respective organisations. BSNLEU has also demanded that, the penal interests being levied on employees, on account of non-remittance of bank loan EMI amounts, should be borne by the BSNL Management only. BSNLEU has pointed out that, employees should not be made to pay penal interests, on account of the lapse on the part of the Management.