There are officials, who went to their native places / far away places and were not able to return to the places of their duty, due to the lock-down. BSNLEU has already written to the Director (HR), BSNL, demanding that the period of absence of such officials should be treated as on duty. The DoP&T has now issued guidelines for the regularisation of the period of absence in the above mentioned cases. BSNLEU has written to the Sr.GM(Estt.), BSNL C.O., demanding that the DoP&T letter should be endorsed to the field units.
It is extremely shocking to know that, the Faridabad district administration has issued notice to six Assistant Telecom Technicians, for sending them out on premature retirement. Unfortunately, this matter has come to the notice of the CHQ very belatedly. This notice has been issued under the provisions of Rule 55 (ii)(b) of BSNL CDA Rules-2006. This particular provision was incorporated into the BSNL CDA rules, from the FR 56(j), which is a rule of the Central Government. At that time of it's introduction itself, BSNLEU has strongly opposed this provision. However, Management ignored our opposition. This Rule was only on paper all these years. After the Narendra Modi government came to power, strict instructions were sent to all Central Government departments, as well as to Central Public Sector Undertakings, to vigorously implement the rule, and to "weed out" non-performers, etc. The Central Government is also continuously pressurising the PSU managements to submit action taken report on this matter. BSNLEU has written a detailed letter to the CMD BSNL, demanding immediate intervention to undo the injustice meted out to the six ATTs is Faridabad SSA. BSNLEU assures that all possible steps would be taken to save the six comrades.
Based on a flimsy complaint received by the Maharashtra circle administration, 857 ST employees of Maharashtra circle have been subjected to severe harassment. The complaint is that, these employees have entered the service by producing fake caste certificates. All these employees have already completed more than 25 to 30 years of service. At this stage, these employees are being harassed to validate their caste certificates. BSNLEU has cited the relevant rules of the DoP&T and has written to the CMD BSNL, stating that the onus of verifying the caste certificates lies only with the Appointing Authority, and not with the employees. BSNLEU has demanded the CMD BSNL should intervene in this matter and to stop the harassment of ST employees in Maharashtra circle.
CHQ has issued guideline to the circle and district unions regarding implementation of the Union Constitution utilising union funds. It has become necessary for the CHQ to issue such guideline, since instances has been brought to the notice of the CHQ about diversion of Union funds. Circle and district unions are requested to strictly adhere to the instruction.
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.
Com.M.Shanmugam, MP (Rajya Sabha member from Tamil Nadu), as well as the General Secretary of the LPF (Labour Progressive Federation) has written to the Prime Minister, seeking his intervention on the 4G tender issue. BSNLEU heartily thanks Com. M.Shanmugam, MP, for his intervention.
Kerala state is facing the fury of nature. It is being hit by torrential rains, which the state has never witnessed during the last 50 years.79 people have lost their lives so far. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has visited the state and has assessed the losses caused by the flood. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding immediate action by the Management for extending relief to the employees.
BSNLEU has written to the GM(SR) BSNL Corporate Office, demanding to immediately hold the Standing Committee meeting. The progress in the implementation of the decisions taken in the National Council meeting is to be reviewed by the Standing Committee. The last National Council meeting was held on 20.11.2018. BSNLEU has demanded that the Standing Committee meeting should be held immediately, to review the implementation of the decisions taken in that National Council meeting.
It has come to the notice of the CHQ that a massive scam has taken place in the NOFN works carried out at Jorhat district of Assam circle. The accused in the scam, who was the GM of Jorhat has been allowed to retire and take full terminal benefits, even after alert has reportedly been issued to the CGM, Assam circle. Further, the Ex.GM, Jorhat has also been allowed to come to the office and to tamper the records and evidences, even after his retirement. CHQ has demanded expeditious action by the CMD BSNL in this scam.
Due to the continuous rains and floods in Kerala circle, BSNL’s cables, equipments and installations are severely damaged. To manage the power cut situation, diesel engines are being extensively used. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding allotment of sufficient funds to Kerala circle for repairing the damaged cables, equipments, etc., and also to procure sufficient diesel to keep the services running.
The Sanchar Sewa Padak Award-2018 was held in the BSNL Corporate Office on 27.12.2019. Since, trade unions play constructive role in improving the efficiency of the services and customer satisfaction, it goes without saying that Recognised Trade Union should be invited to these functions in the appropriate manner. However, the Corporate Office is in the habit of only giving last minute telephonic invitation to the Recognised Union. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, expressing it's displease and requesting to ensure that Recognsied Trade Union is invited in the appropriate manner.
BSNLEU is continuously demanding that the TSMs regularised after 01.10.2000 should be granted 1st promotion under NEPP, on completion of four years. In this connection, BSNLEU is also continuously pressing upon the BSNL Management to implement the Court order. Once again BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL on this issue.
The Corporate Office has decided to collect fee from the Internal Candidates, who are appearing in the forthcoming Telecom Technician LICE. The quantum of fee will be Rs. 500 for General / OBC candidates, and Rs.250 for SC/SC candidates. BSNLEU has opposed this collection of fee from Internal Candidates, and has written to the CMD BSNL. For the exam held in 2017 also, Management decided to collect RS.750 from General/OBC candidates and Rs.500 from SC/ST candidates. However, due to the intervention of BSNLEU, that decision was given up.
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.