Consequent to the talks held between the representatives of the AUAB and the Director (HR) and CMD BSNL, decision has been taken to defer the struggles. Accordingly, the AUAB has sent letter, communicating it’s decision to defer the struggles.
BSNLEU has already sought a formal meeting with the Director (HR). Three items are already submitted for discussion in this meeting. Together with that, BSNLEU has submitted the following two issues as additional items for discussion in the formal meeting.
The BSNL Corporate Office has issued notification for holding the 36th meeting of the National Council on 12.06.2018.
Accepting the demand of BSNLEU, the Management has issued letter, granting relaxation to the minimum qualifying marks of the candidates who appeared in the JE LICE, held on 28-01-2018. Vide BSNL Corporate Office letter no.7-2/2017-Rectt. dated 31.08.2018, Management relaxed the minimum qualifying marks for General and OBC candidates from 30% to 20%. For SC candidates, the marks were relaxed from 20% to 15% . However, in the case of ST candidates, the Management did not grant any relaxation. As per the DoT letter no.22-5/91-NCG dated 30.11.92, the results of the ST candidates, who have secured at least 15% marks in each paper are to be reviewed. In effect, the Management has not given any relaxation to the ST candidates. This tantamounts to a discrimination. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding to grant a lesser qualifying marks to the ST candidates who appeared in the JE LICE, held on 28-01-2018.
Through it’s order issued on 06.11.2019, the BSNL Corporate Office has stopped the Special Duty Allowance being paid to the employees posted in the North East Region. In lieu of it, a Hardship Compensation @12.5%, with a ceiling of Rs.1,000 pm, has been introduced. BSNLEU has mentioned in it’s letter that this is violation of the decision of the BSNL Board and has demanded restoration of the Special Duty Allowance.
BSNLEU and NFTE BSNL have already written to the BSNL Management, demanding that the process for the 8th Membership Verification should start immediately, and it should not be postponed. However, the Management has not taken any action so far. Under these circumstances, BSNLEU and NFTE BSNL have written to the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), requesting him to intervene in this matter and to ensure the immediate holding of the 8th Membership Verification.
BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR), demanding immediate action by the BSNL Corporate Office, for the expeditious issuing of Presidential Orders to such of those TSMs who were directly promoted as Telecom Mechanic after 01.10.2000, without getting regularised as RMs.
The AUAB has already expressed it's strong opposition to the proposal of the BSNL Management, made secretly to the DoT, to reduce the retirement age of the BSNL employees from 60 years to 58 years. In continuation of this, the AUAB has written to the CMD BSNL, cautioning that the AUAB would be forced to go on struggles, if the BSNL Management tries to violate the decision of the Government of India, as well as the assurance of the Hon'ble MoS(C) on the matter.
The problem created by the CCA, Maharashtra, in the fixation of pension of the retired Sr.TOAs, already promoted under OTBP, has been discussed by BSNLEU, with the Member (Finance), DoT. However, the matter is yet to be resolved. Hence, BSNLEU has once again written to the Member (Finance), DoT, requesting to resolve the issue without further delay.
The negotiations for settlement of wage revision of the Non-Executives has been stalled by the BSNL Management. The last meeting of the Joint Committee for wage negotiation was held on 09th October, 2018. Repeated requests of the Recognised Unions, to resume the negotiations is being ignored by the BSNL Management. Hence, BSNLEU and NFTE have jointly written to the Secretary, Telecom, demanding to give direction to the BSNL Management, to resume the negotiations.
Cyclone ‘Fani’ has caused extensive damage to 14 out of the 30 districts of Odisha circle. Employees of these districts are severely affected. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding allotment of sufficient funds for the restoration of the services, as well as relief to the affected employees.
Premium amount deducted from the salaries of the employees was not remitted to the LIC, by BSNL Management, from May 2019 onwards. BSNLEU has time and again requested the CMD BSNL to remit the LIC premium amounts on time, to ensure that the policies of employees do not get lapsed. However, this was not done. Now, the LIC, Palanpur, Gujarat circle, has informed the AO, BSNL, Palanpur, that the policies of the employees have already got lapsed, due to non-remittance of the premium amount. The LIC has also not accepted the premium amount, belatedly remitted by BSNL Management. This is a serious matter. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, requesting him to take immediate steps with the top most Management of LIC, for the early revival of the lapsed policies of our employees.
प्रीमियम राशि प्रेषित न करने की वजह से कालातीत हो चुकी LIC पॉलिसीज को पुनर्जीवित करने हेतु त्वरित कार्यवाही की मांग करते हुए BSNLEU ने CMD BSNL को पत्र लिखा...
कर्मचारियों के वेतन से काटी जा चुकी प्रीमियम की राशि LIC को मई 2019 से BSNL मैनेजमेंट द्वारा प्रेषित नही की गई थी। BSNLEU द्वारा CMD BSNL से LIC प्रीमियम की राशि समय पर प्रेषित करने का बार बार अनुरोध किया गया था, जिससे कि यह सुनिश्चित हो कि कर्मचारियों की पॉलिसीज कालातीत (lapse) न हो। किन्तु, प्रेषण नही किया गया। अब, LIC, पालनपुर, गुजरात सर्किल ने AO, BSNL, पालनपुर को सूचित किया है कि प्रीमियम की राशि प्रेषित नही करने की वजह से कर्मचारियों की पॉलिसीज कालातीत हो चुकी है। BSNL मैनेजमेंट द्वारा देरी से प्रेषित प्रीमियम राशि भी LIC ने स्वीकार नही की है। यह एक गंभीर मसला है। BSNLEU ने CMD BSNL को पत्र लिख कर अनुरोध किया है कि वें हमारे कर्मचारियों की कालातीत पॉलिसीज के शीघ्र पुनरुज्जीवन हेतु LIC के उच्च प्रबंधन द्वारा त्वरित कदम उठाए जाने हेतु कार्यवाही करें।
The BSNL Management had been giving a cash gift of Rs.3,001/-, to each and every retiring employee. However, this cash gift has been withdrawn through an order issued by the Corporate Office on 08.01.2020. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL demanding that the practice of offering cash gift of Rs.3,001/-, to the retiring employees should be restored.
BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, raising objection to the restructuring steps being taken by the BSNL Corporate Office, without any consultation with the unions and associations. This issue was raised with the CMD BSNL also, on a number of occasions. BSNLEU has demanded that the issue should be discussed with the AUAB. However, the Management has invited only the Recognised Unions and Associations for a discussion on this matter. The meeting will take place at 16:00 hrs. on 18.03.2020. The CMD BSNL and Director (HR) will attend this meeting from the Management Side. Circle Secretaries and Central Office bearers may inform the CHQ, about the issues to be taken up in this meeting.
Due to the efforts taken by BSNLEU, the TSMs who are regularised on or after 01.10.2000, have been issued with Presidential Orders, and thereby they have been made eligible for government pension. However, some officials, who were issued with Temporary Status prior to 01.10.2000, subsequently became Telecom Mechanics, without getting regularised as RMs. They have not been issued with Presidential Orders. This issue was taken up in the National Council and the Management assured to forward the cases to the DoT, for the issuing of Presidential Orders. However, even after the lapse of 3 years, these cases have not been forwarded to the DoT, due to non-receipt of details of such officials from circles. Last week, the General Secretary discussed the issue with the Sr.GM(Estt.) In continuation of that, BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding his intervention for the settlement of this issue without any further delay.
The Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, has already upgraded the combined Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation into a ‘Y’ class city, for the purpose of payment of HRA, w.e.f. 01st March, 2020. The DoT has also endorsed the aforementioned letter, vide it’s letter dated 15.05.2020. In view of this, BSNLEU has written to the Sr.GM(Estt.), BSNL Corporate Office, demanding to endorse the letter of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure to the CGM, UP(West), so that the employees of the Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation area will start getting ‘Y’ class city HRA.
The All Centre meeting of BSNLEU, held at New Delhi yesterday, has decided that the Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU, will be held at New Delhi on 04.09.2018. All members of the Central Secretariat (CHQ office-bearers) are requested to book their journey tickets at the earliest. Notification for the meeting is issued today.