The MoU signed between BSNL and the Canara Bank has lapsed in December, 2019. It has not been renewed, as a result of which employees are not able to obtain various loans from Canara Bank. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the Sr.GM(CBB), Corporate Office, demanding early action for the renewal of the MoU.
BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, pointing out the discrimination in the settlement of medical bills of the retired employees. BSNLEU has also pointed out that the BSNL retired employees are life-long covered by the BSNL MRS and that, the Management is liable to settle their medical bills on an equal footing with the serving employees.
BSNL’s 4G tender has been forcibly cancelled by the government. Media reports state that, the DoT Committee has decided that BSNL should roll out it’s 4G network though a System Integrator. Under these circumstances, BSNLEU has written to the Prime Minister, demanding his intervention on the matter. BSNLEU has demanded that it should be allowed to procure equipments at par with the private operators and no undue condition should be imposed by the DoT on BSNL.
The BSNL Management has steeply increased the rent of Staff Quarters, to be paid by retired employees. This has increased the burden of the good number of employees retired under VRS. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, requesting to withdraw the increase. Since, no response is received for this, BSNLEU has written to Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Communications, seeking his intervention on this issue.
Thousands of Regular Mazdoors, who were conferred with Temporary Status prior to 01.10.2000, were already issued with Presidential Orders. However, the TSMs who directly became Telecom Technicians (erstwhile Telecom Mechanics), are yet to be issued with Presidential Order. BSNLEU took up this issue in the year 2015. Even after the lapse of 5 years, the BSNL Corporate Office has not sent the cases to the DoT for the issuing of Presidential Orders. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the Secretary, Telecom, seeking his intervention on this the matter.
The Corporate Office vide it’s letter no. BSNLCO-RSTG/18(11)/2/2020- RSTG dated 06-11-2020, has informed that, the CDA Rules for BSNL employees is amended. According to the amendment, the existing Rule 55 (ii)(b) is deleted and a new Rule 55(A) has been inserted. According to this Rule 55(A), any employee who has attained 50 / 55 years of age or who has completed 30 years of service can be compulsorily retired by issuing 3 months’ notice. BSNLEU has already protested this amendment of the CDA Rules. A formal letter in this regard is written to the CMD BSNL today.
BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, requesting to review the decision of the Corporate Office to bring the Tezpur SSA and the Nagaon SSA under a single Business Area. BSNLEU has also requested the CMD BSNL to consider it’s request of bringing the Cuddapha SSA under the Tirupati Business Area, instead of under the Ananthapur Business Area.
For the past several weeks, BSNL FTTH customers are suffering from slow-speed, in the Eastern and North-Eastern regions. This is due to the closing down of the Agartala International Gateway and also the surrendering of the high speed backbone link between Guwahati and Chennai. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL for taking immediate remedial steps on a war footing basis.
Deepawali is the festival being celebrated by vast sections of the employees. There are only 10 more days for the festival. Employees are facing much hardship to celebrate the festival due to the non-disbursement of salary for the month October, 2020. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding disbursement of salary within a day or two.
दीपावली का त्यौंहार करीब है- BSNLEU ने एक या दो दिन में वेतन भुगतान की मांग की.
दीपावली का त्यौंहार कर्मचारियों के बड़े वर्ग द्वारा मनाया जाता है। इस त्यौंहार में अब केवल 10 दिन शेष है। कर्मचारी, माह अक्टूबर, 2020 का वेतन नही मिलने से यह त्यौंहार मनाने में काफी परेशानियां महसूस कर रहे हैं। अतः, BSNLEU ने एक या दो दिन में वेतन वितरण की मांग करते हुए CMD BSNL को पत्र लिखा है।
The major Non-Executive unions and associations in BSNL have already taken the decision to jointly campaign and organise the General Strike on 26.11.2020. BSNLEU has appealed to AIGETOA, SNEA and AIBSNLEA also to join the strike. In continuation of this, BSNLEU has appealed to SEWA BSNL also to join the strike.
Eight unions and associations, mostly of the Non-Executives, have already decided to join the General Strike, to be held on 26.11.2020. They have also decided to jointly campaign for the strike. In this situation, BSNLEU has sent a letter to AIGETOA, SNEA and AIBSNLEA, appealing them also to join the General Strike. In the letter, BSNLEU has highlighted that, BSNL alone cannot remain in the public sector, when the entire public sector is being demolished by the Modi government.
13 months’ wages remain pending, to be paid to the contract workers of West Bengal circle. Out of this, the West Bengal circle administration has demanded Rs,6.20 crore, for payment of only 3 months’ wages to the contract workers in view of the Puja festival. However, the Corporate Office has allotted only Rs.2.38 crore, which is not even 50% of the demanded amount. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL and the Director (Finance), demanding to allot the full amount, to enable the contract workers to celebrate the Puja festival.
Notification has already been issued for holding the CEC meeting of BSNLEU on 02nd November, 2020. Hence, the CHQ has written to the Sr.GM(SR), requesting to issue a letter to the CGMs, for the sanctioning of special CL to the circle secretaries and central office bearers.
The Government of India, through the letter issued by the DoP&T, has extended certain concessions / incentives to the Central Government employees posted in the Kashmir Valley, which are applicable to the BSNL employees also. The DoP&T has now issued a letter extending these concessions / incentives for the period from 01.01.2020 up to 31.07.2021. BSNLEU has written to the Sr.GM(Estt.) of the BSNL Corporate Office, demanding to endorse this letter to the CGM, J&K Circle.
Recently, the DoT has issued letters, mandating the Central Government Departments, CPSEs, State Government Departments and their PSUs to avail BSNL’s Landline, Broadband and Leased Circuit services. However, the crucial mobile services being provided by BSNL, are not included in the above mandates. Already the entire Railway Department is availing the mobile services of Reliance Jio. Similarly, many CPSEs are availing mobile services of the private operators. Undoubtedly, mobile is the most important technology in the present day communication services. BSNLEU has written to Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Communications, to mandate the Central Government Department, CPSEs, State Government Departments and their PSUs also to avail BSNL’s mobile services.
In respect of Non-Executives appointed between 01.01.2007 and 07.05.2010, who suffered pay loss, BSNLEU has already taken up the case and necessary instruction has already been issued by the Corporate Office to provide relief to the affected employees. However, a section of the Non-Executives did not suffer reduction in pay at the time of their appointment but are suffering the loss subsequently. Hence, BSNLEU has taken up the issue with the Director (HR) and has demanded relief to these affected Non-Executives.
Double standards are being adopted by the Corporate Office, in the matter of nomination of Staff Side members of the National Council. BSNLEU is demanding that, Management should adopt a uniform policy both for BSNLEU and NFTE. Management has not taken any corrective measure so far. The 39th meeting of the National Council has been postponed, as a result of which no discussion could be held on the burning issues of the employees. BSNL Management is solely responsible for creating this mess. In this regard, NFTE has written a letter to the Director (HR), twisting the facts. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR), clarifying the facts.
The BSNL Management has merged the telecom factories with their respective Territorial Circles. This step has been taken, with the ulterior motive of closing down the telecom factories ultimately and selling away the vast stretches of lands that the factories are having. We cannot allow the telecom Factories to be closed down. Even in the present day situation, telecom factories could be better utilised, to manufacture many of the equipments and materials, required by BSNL and thereby can cut down the expenditure. The Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU has demanded that all the telecom factories of Mumbai, Kolkata and Jabalpur should be merged together and a single Telecom Factory Circle should be created. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, raising this demand.
BSNLEU is repeatedly demanding that, the salary of the employees should be paid on the due date, i.e., the last working day of the month. However, the Management continues to shirk it’s responsibility in this regard. BSNLEU has once again written to the CMD BSNL, insisting for payment of salary on the due date. Further, it has demanded that salary for the month of September, 2020, should be paid immediately, to enable the employees to celebrate Puja, which is starting on 23rd October, 2020.
BSNLEU ने माह सितंबर , 2020 के त्वरित भुगतान की मांग करते हुए CMD BSNL को पत्र लिखा....
BSNLEU निरंतर रूप से मांग कर रही है कि कर्मचारियों के वेतन का भुगतान नियत तिथि, यानी महीने के अंतिम कार्यदिवस पर होना चाहिए। किन्तु मैनेजमेंट लगातार अपनी इस जिम्मेदारी से मुंह मोडता चला आ रहा है। BSNLEU ने एक बार पुनः CMD BSNL को नियत तिथि पर भुगतान करने हेतु पत्र लिखा है। साथ ही, यह मांग भी की गई है कि माह सितंबर , 2020 के वेतन का त्वरित भुगतान किया जाए, जिससे कि कर्मचारी 23 अक्टूबर, 2020 से शुरू होने वाली पूजा का त्यौंहार मना सके।
The result of the JTO LICE, held on 26.05.2020, has not been declared in Punjab circle so far, due to the pendency of court cases. Similarly, the results of the JTO LICE held in December, 2016, has also not been declared. The candidates who got qualified in the JTO LICE held in September, 2016, have not been deputed for training. BSNLEU is continuously pressing on the BSNL Management to resolve this issue. In the formal meeting held with the Director (HR) on 28.08.2020, the Management replied that, the matter was being looked into by the PGM(Pers.). Hence, BSNLEU has written to Shri R.K.Goyal, who has recently taken over as the PGM(Pers.) drawing his attention to the entire developments and has requested to find an early solution to the problem.