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.
The last meeting of the Wage Negotiating Committee was held on 10th June, 2022. Thereafter, no meeting of the Committee has been notified. In the meanwhile, Shri R.K. Goyal, PGM(Pers.), who had been functioning as the Chairman of the Wage Negotiating Committee has been transferred and posted as the CGM, NTR circle. Under these circumstances, BSNLEU has written a letter to the CMD BSNL today, demanding to reconstitute the Wage Negotiating Committee, by appointing a new Chairman. BSNLEU has also demanded to hold the next sitting of the Wage Negotiating Committee without delay.
Corporate Office has issued notification for holding the JE LICE on 16.10.2022. However, vacancies are available only in 15 circles. There is no vacancy in other circles. Even among the 15 circles, vacancies are available only in single digit in 7 circles. This problem is a creation of the BSNL Management. In the name of Restructuring, 34,646 JE/Draftsman posts were cut down to 7,991 posts. Acute shortage in the cadre of JE is prevailing in all the circles. Hence, BSNLEU has written letter to the CMD BSNL demanding to review the decision taken to abolish large number of JE posts. In the meanwhile, BSNLEU has also demanded to hold the forthcoming JE LICE with the JE vacancies, that existed as on 31.01.2020.
BSNLEU has written a letter to the Director (HR) regarding the JE LICE to be held in October, 2022, raising the following demands.
The auctioning of 5G spectrum is going to be held in this month. It is also reported that, the private telecom companies are going to launch the 5G service by the end of this year. It is very pathetic to note that, BSNL is nowhere in the picture, regarding the launching of 5G service. Private telecom companies launched their mobile service in the year 1995. However, BSNL launched its mobile service only in October, 2002. Private telecom companies launched 4G service in 2012. However, even after 10 years, BSNL could not start it’s 4G service. The same story should not repeat in BSNL‘s 5G launching also. Hence BSNLEU has written to Shri Ashwini Vaishnav, Hon’ble Minister of Communications, demanding to ensure the on time launching of 5G service by BSNL.