Everyone in BSNL knows that, the 9thMembership Verification for the Non-Executives is going to be held on 12.10.2022. However, we are surprised to note that, the Management has taken decision to commence the JTO training on 10.10.2022, for the candidates qualified in the JTO LICE held on 07.08.2022. This is nothing, but denial of voting right to the Non-Executives who have got qualified in the JTO LICE. Hence, BSNLEU has written letter to the Director (HR) requesting to postpone the JTO training.
BSNLEU has written a letter to the CMD BSNL today, demanding that, the qualifying service for appearing in the JTO (T) LICE should be reduced from 5 years to 4 years. In this letter, BSNLEU has pointed out that, the qualifying service required to appear in the Management Trainee (MT) Exam is only 4 years. MT is a superior cadre, compared to the JTO. As such, the qualifying service for appearing in the JTO(T) LICE should also be reduced to 4 years, BSNLEU has demanded. BSNLEU will pursue this case to settle the demand.
Government has taken decision to merge MTNL with BSNL. Following this, the BSNL Management has formed committees fulfill the merger. However, the Management is not taking any step to consult the unions and associations on this matter.
The MTNL is listed in the share market. It is having a debt of Rs.26,000 crore and payment of interest alone comes to Rs.2,100 crore. At the same time, MTNL‘s revenue is only Rs.1,300 crore. MTNL‘s mobile, landline and broadband networks are almost in ruins. The pay scales of MTNL employees are higher then the pay scales of BSNL employees. This will create HR problems after merger. BSNLEU has written to the Secretary,Telecom and the CMD BSNL, demanding to take the following steps.
A JTO(T) LICE was held on 07-08-2022. There were 889 vacancies for this exam. However only 549 candidates have qualified for this exam. Thus, 340 vacancies are left unfilled in this exam. In the meanwhile, the Management has already announced it’s decision to hold one Special JTO(T) LICE. Under these circumstances, BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding to include the unfilled 340 vacancies in the Special JTO(T) LICE, to be held shortly.
Com. Ashwin Kumar, DR JE, Meerut, has been elected as the Organising Secretary (CHQ) of BSNLEU, in the Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, held at Mysuru on 25-08-2022. CHQ has written letter to the Management intimating this and requesting to extend trade union facilities to Com. Ashwin Kumar, Organising Secretary (CHQ).
It has been brought to the notice of the CHQ that, in Punjab and Haryana circles, substandard materials are being used for the maintenance of BBNL OFC. Based on this, CHQ has written a letter to the Director (CFA) today, seeking his intervention.
BSNLEU is continuously taking up the problem of non-declaration of JTO LICE results in Punjab circle, for the VY 2014-15. The declaration of the results is being delayed due to complex legal issues. However, due to the continuous efforts taken by BSNLEU, the Management has filed an MA in the Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh, seeking permission to declare the results. However, this MA has not come up for hearing in the Court. Hence, BSNLEU has once again written to the Director (HR), requesting him to take appropriate action for expediting the legal process.
BSNLEU is continuously demanding that, a special JTO LICE should be conducted for the draftsman cadre, which has already been accepted in the National Council. Once again, on 26.05.2022, BSNLEU wrote letter to the Management in this regard. However, the Corporate Office is having difficulty in taking a decision on this issue, since the necessary inputs have not been received from the CGM (BW) and CGM (EW). Hence, in this connection, BSNLEU wrote a letter to the Director (HR) yesterday. Today, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) and expressed his unhappiness about the deadlock prevailing on this issue. The Director (HR) assured to do the needful on this issue.
BSNLEU has been insisting that, eligible DR JEs should be given transfer under Rule 8. Recently, Shri Sushil Kumar Kashyap, JE, was transferred from Haryana circle to UP (East) circle. Haryana circle had issued the transfer order, after getting the consent of the CGM, UP(East) circle. Based on this consent only, transfer order was issued by Haryana circle. However, after Shri Sushil Kumar Kashyap, JE, went to CGM office, Lucknow, for joining duty, the UP(East) circle administration told that, he cannot join in UP (East) circle. Thereafter, the UP (East) circle cancelled the consent given for the Rule 8 transfer of Shri Sushil Kumar Kashyap, JE. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, discussed this issue with Shri Saurabh Tyagi, PGM(Estt.), yesterday. Today, the GS discussed the issue in detail with Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR). The GS told the Director (HR) that, after giving consent, the UP (East) circle should allow Shri Sushil Kumar Kashyap, JE, to join duty in UP (East) circle. The Director (HR) assured to look into the case.
The BSNL Group Health Insurance Scheme has been implemented w.e.f from 01.05.2022. More than 10,000 BSNL employees have joined this Scheme. The annual premium for the Rs.5 lakh policy comes to Rs.16,041/-. The employees have been compelled to join the Group Health Insurance Scheme, because they face difficulties in getting cashless treatments under BSNL MRS, due to the financial crisis of the Company. When 10,000 employees joined the Group Health Insurance Scheme, naturally the medical expenditure of the Company would have also come down considerably. It will be appropriate on the part of the Company, to share this benefit with the employees. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL today and has demanded that, the Company should pay the premium amount of this Group Health Insurance Policy, on behalf of the employees. BSNLEU has also stated that, this can be implemented temporarily for 2 or 3 years, till the Company’s financial position improves and employees start getting cashless treatment under the BSNL MRS. While making this demand, BSNLEU has also stated that BSNL MRS should continue.
BSNLEU has given call for the programme of holding day long badge wearing and lunch hour demonstrations tomorrow the 17.08.2022, opposing VRS, increasing of working hours and against threatenings to dismiss employees under FR 56(J). The CHQ issued notification for this programme to the CMD BSNL and the Secretary, Telecom, today.
BSNLEU ने दिन भर ब्लेक बैज पहनने और दोपहर के भोजन अवकाश में प्रदर्शन आयोजित करने के लिए अधिसूचना जारी की।
BSNLEU ने कल 17.08.2022 को दिन भर ब्लेक बैज पहनने और दोपहर के भोजन अवकाश में प्रदर्शन आयोजित करने के कार्यक्रम का आह्वान किया है, जिसमें वीआरएस का विरोध, काम के घंटे में वृद्धि और एफआर 56 (जे) के तहत कर्मचारियों को बर्खास्त करने की धमकी के खिलाफ विरोध किया गया है । सीएचक्यू ने आज बीएसएनएल के सीएमडी और दूरसंचार सचिव को इस कार्यक्रम के लिए अधिसूचना जारी की है ।
BSNLEU is continuously demanding that, the Non-Executives posted in the E-Office should be issued with passwords. This issue is being taken with the Director (HR) for more then a year. It is also discussed in the Formal meeting held with the Director (HR) on 13.06.2022. The Director (HR) assured that, Corporate Office will issue letter to the CGMs on this matter. It is already two months. No letter has been issued. Hence, CHQ has written to the Director (HR) today, demanding to immediately issue the letter.
ई-ऑफिस में काम करने वाले नोन एक्ज़िक्यूटिव्स को पासवर्ड जारी करना - आश्वासन का कार्यान्वयन नहीं होना : BSNLEU निदेशक (मानव संसाधन) को लिखता है।
BSNLEU लगातार मांग कर रहा है कि, ई-ऑफिस में तैनात नॉन-एग्जीक्यूटिव्स को पासवर्ड जारी किया जाए। इस मुद्दे को एक साल से अधिक समय से निदेशक (मानव संसाधन) के समक्ष उठाया जा रहा है। 13.06.2022 को निदेशक (मानव संसाधन) के साथ आयोजित औपचारिक बैठक में भी इस पर चर्चा की गई । निदेशक (मानव संसाधन) ने आश्वासन दिया था कि, कॉर्पोरेट कार्यालय इस मामले पर सीजीएम को पत्र जारी करेगा। पहले से ही दो महीने हो चुके है। कोई पत्र जारी नहीं किया गया है। इसलिए, सीएचक्यू ने आज निदेशक (मानव संसाधन) को पत्र लिखकर तुरंत पत्र जारी करने की मांग की है।
In it’s meeting held on 11.08.2022, the AUAB has protested against the threatenings being given to the employees after the announcement of the 2nd Revival Package to BSNL. The AUAB meeting has also strongly protested the proposals to increase the working hours. The AUAB meeting has unanimously passed a resolution opposing the threatenings to employees and opposing the increasing of the working hours. This resolution has been sent to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL, yesterday.
The AUAB meeting, held on 11.08.2022, has expressed it’s serious concern about the heavy delay in BSNL’s 4G launching. This heavy delay is only due to the compulsion being given by the government on BSNL to procure equipments only from Indian companies and not from global vendors. The AUAB meeting has demanded that BSNL should be allowed to procure equipments at par with the private operators. A resolution passed on this has been sent to the Hon’ble Minister of Communications, yesterday.
Only the anti-BSNL and pro-private steps taken by the government is responsible for the downfall of BSNL. However, in the Heads of circle conference, held in the BSNL Corporate Office on 04.08.2022, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Communications, has held the employees responsible for the downfall BSNL. This has been widely reported in the media, which has sent a wrong message about BSNL employees. In view of this, BSNLEU has written a letter to the Hon’ble Minister of Communications, wherein the facts and figures have been explained.
The Government and the BSNL Management are squarely responsible for the failure of BSNL to launch it’s 4G service. However, both of them are trying to make the employees responsible for the failure of the company to improve it’s financial condition. Threatenings are being sent out, stating that the employees would be held responsible if BSNL does not improve, even after the announcement of the 2nd Revival Package. The CGM, Rajasthan, has issued a letter stating that, the employees have to work from 10 to 12 hours per day. BSNLEU has written a letter to the CMD BSNL today, strongly opposing the threatenings being sent to the employees and also the statement of the CGM, Rajasthan, that employees should work from 10 to 12 hours.
The SR Branch of the Corporate Office has released the draft policy for the allotment of quarters to the Recognsied Unions and Associations. Many of the clauses of this draft policy are anti-union/association as well as arbitrary. BSNLEU has written strongly, demanding to remove those arbitrary and anti-union/association clauses.
In it’s meeting, held online on 19.07.2022, the AUAB has expressed it’s serious concern over the handing over of BSNL’s 14,917 mobile towers and optic fibre to the private, under the National Monetisation Pipeline. The meeting also expressed it’s serious concern over the inordinate delay in BSNL’s 4G launching. Decision is taken in the meeting to organise Black badge wearing lunch hour demonstrations on 28.07.2022. In accordance with this decision, the AUAB has issued notification today, to the CMD BSNL and the Secretary, Telecom.