बीएसएनएलईयू-BSNLEU ने पुनर्गठन-Restructuring के मुद्दे पर फिर एक बार सीएमडी बीएसएनएल-CMD, BSNL को पत्र लिखा।
बीएसएनएलईयू-BSNLEU लगातार पुनर्गठन-Restructuring की प्रक्रिया से जुड़े विभिन्न मुद्दों को उठा रहा है। इसने टीटी-TT, सीनियर टीओए-Sr.TOA, जेई-JE और जेटीओ-JTO कैडर के कर्मचारियों की संख्या के बारे में प्रबंधन को यह विचार प्रस्तुत किए हैं । बीएसएनएनएल ईयू-BSNLEU ने सीनियर टीओए-Senior TOA और एटीटी-ATT कैडरों-Cadre को मृतप्रायः कैडर घोषित करने के प्रबंधन के प्रस्ताव का भी विरोध किया है ।निदेशक (मानव संसाधन)-Director (HR) ने सीनियर टीओए-Senior TOA कैडर को लाइव कैडर-Live Cadre के रूप में बनाए रखने पर सहमति जताई है, लेकिन एटीटी-ATT कैडर को भी लाइव कैडर के रूप में रखने पर सहमति नहीं बनी । इसलिए बीएसएनएलईयू-BSNLEU ने एक बार फिर सीएमडी बीएसएनएल-CMD, BSNL को पत्र लिखकर एटीटी कैडर-ATT को लाइव कैडर-Live Cadre के रूप में बनाए रखने को कहा है। इसके लिए बीएसएनएलईयू-BSNLEU ने सुझाव दिया है कि एटीटी कैडरों की शैक्षणिक योग्यता-Educational Qualifications बढ़ाई जा सकती है। वैकल्पिक रूप से बीएसएनएल ईयू-BSNLEU ने सुझाव दिया है कि एक मल्टी टास्किंग कैडर-multi tasking cadre बनाया जा सकता है। बीएसएनएलईयू-BSNLEU ने बताया है कि वीआरएस-VRS के बाद बीएसएनएल-BSNL में स्थिति अभी भी काफी तरल है। इसलिए यूनियन ने पुनर्गठन-Restructuring के संबंध में लिए गए सभी निर्णयों की एक वर्ष के बाद अनिवार्य रूप से समीक्षा की मांग की है । एक वर्ष के बाद अनिवार्य रूप से समीक्षा की जानी चाहिए । बीएसएनएलईयू-BSNLEU ने यह भी मांग की है कि बीएसएनएलईयू-BSNLEU द्वारा प्रस्तुत प्रस्ताव पर चर्चा किए बिना टीटी-TT, सीनियर टीओए-Senior TOA जेई-JE और जेटीओ-JTO कैडर के कर्मचारियों की संख्या के संबंध में कोई अंतिम निर्णय नहीं लिया जाना चाहिए ।
All are aware that BSNLEU has taken efforts to implement a Health Insurance Scheme to the BSNL employees. This BSNL Employees Health Insurance Policy is going to be implemented from 01.09.2021. However, so far, the New India Assurance Company has not informed the names of it’s empanelled hospitals. On 09.08.2021, BSNLEU wrote to the GM(Admn.) in the Corporate Office demanding for the names of the empanelled hospitals. Yesterday the Corporate Office has issued letter, communicating the names of 8,880 hospitals, from where the BSNL employees can take treatment under the Health Insurance Policy.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) yesterday. The representatives thanked the Director (HR) for settling BSNLEU’s demand of considering the request transfers of DR JEs, out of Leh SSA in J&K circle. The following issues are discussed:-
Based on the case filed by BSNLEU in the Hon’ble Kerala High Court, direction is already given by the Hon’ble Court that, freezing of IDA is not applicable to the Non-Executives of BSNL. Thereafter, BSNL Management wrote to the DPE requesting to provide the details of IDA increase w.e.f. 01.10.2020. Now, the DPE has informed the rates of IDA increase after 01.10.2020. Immediately, BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding that the IDA arrears should be paid to the Non-Executives without any delay. In yesterday’s meeting, BSNLEU demanded immediate payment of IDA arrears. The Director (HR) assured that, steps would be taken for paying the IDA arrears without delay.
BSNLEU has already demanded long back that, passwords should be provided to the Non-Executives also, in the E-Office system. In the meeting held in March, 2021, the Director (HR) assured BSNLEU that, 25% of the Non-Executives would be provided with password. However, it has been brought to the notice of the CHQ recently that, in no circle, password has been provided to the Non-Executives. This issue was raised in yesterday’s meeting. The Director (HR) assured that, the matter would be looked into and that necessary action would be taken.
In the Restructuring scheme, the Management has proposed to make the ATT cadre as a Dyeing Cadre. However, BSNLEU is continuously demanding that, the ATT cadre should not be made a Dying Cadre. This issue was raised once again with the Director (HR) yesterday. BSNLEU strongly demanded that, the ATT cadre should continue to be a Live Cadre. The Union suggested that, the entry level educational qualification of ATT cadre might be raised, if necessary. The Director (HR) replied that, the matter would be looked into.
A meeting of the AUAB is held at New Delhi today, to review the agitational programmes that have taken place and the progress in the charter of demands. The meeting noted with concern that, the government is taking every possible step to block BSNL’s 4G launching. The decision of the Management Committee, to upgrade 18,000 BTSs, for launching BSNL's 4G service, has been blocked by the BSNL Board. The meeting noted that, there is no improvement on the other demands also. Hence, the meeting unanimously decided to organise a 3 day dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, from 6th to 8th September, 2021.
The AUAB meeting held today at New Delhi, took serious note of the non-settlement of pension to Com.S. Sivakumar, GS, AIBSNLEA, who retired on superannuation on 31.07.2021. After the conclusion of the AUAB meeting, all the General Secretaries met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL and expressed their deep anguish over the non-settlement of Com.S. Sivakumar’s pension. It was also pointed out that the pension case of Com.Kabeerdas, ex-GS, BSNL OA, is also still not settled. The leaders told the CMD BSNL that, they would be compelled to agitate if the issue is not settled without delay.
The CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at Hyderabad on 06th & 07th August, 2021, has given call to organise a “Meet the Members Programme” from 21.08.2021 to 05.09.2021. During this period, the circle, district and branch level leaders should meet each and every member of BSNLEU and explain about the anti-public sector policies of the government, as well as the roadblocks being created in the revival of BSNL. The attacks being made by the government, on trade union, democratic and civil rights are also to be explained to the employees. The CHQ shall provide matter, which is to be printed into pamphlets and to be distributed during this campaign.
The AUAB has organised certain trade union programmes, including the hunger strike, that was held on 28.07.2021, demanding settlement of it’s charter of demands. A meeting of the AUAB is being held tomorrow, to decide about the future course of action.
Leh SSA in Jammu & Kashmir circle is having extreme climatic condition. It will have sub-zero temperatures for a good part of the year. The DR JEs posted in Leh and who have completed 4 years of service, applied for transfer to the other SSAs of J&K circle. However, it was not accepted. Even their transfer applications were not sent to the competent authority. Under these circumstances, BSNLEU took up this issue. Repeated letters were written and discussions were held with the Director (HR). As a result, the Corporate Office instructed the J&K circle administration to mitigate the sufferings of the DR JEs of Leh SSA. At last, the J&K circle administration has altered it’s transfer policy. Following this, all the 4 DR JEs presently posted in Leh SSA, will get transfer to the other SSAs of J&K circle.
Indian athlete, Neeraj Chopra, has won gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics, in javelin throw. This is the first time that, an Indian athlete wins gold medal in the track and field event of the Olympics. Neeraj Chopra has brought pride for India. BSNLEU salutes him.
As has already been informed by BSNLEU, window has already been opened in the ERP, for submitting option to join the BSNL Employees Health Insurance Policy. Some employees have experienced difficulty, in submitting their option. BSNLEU has taken this to the notice of the GM(Admn.) today. In response to the complaint of BSNLEU, a step-by-step guidance has been issued by the GM(Admn.) for easily submitting the option.
The window for submitting options has been opened in ERP, on 07.08.2021, for the employees to join the BSNL Employees Medical Insurance Policy. The window will remain open till 16.08.2021. Some complaints have been brought to the notice of the CHQ, regarding the difficulties being experienced by the employees in submitting the option. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke to Shri S.P. Singh, GM(Admn.), today, and has apprised him about these difficulties. The GM(Admn.) has assured to look into them. The important guidelines for exercising online options and other documents related to the BSNL Employees Medical Insurance Policy are uploaded on the website of the CHQ.
बीएसएनएल कर्मचारी चिकित्सा बीमा पॉलिसी (BSNL Employees Medical Insurance Policy) के विकल्प जमा करने के बारे में शिकायतों के प्रति जनरल मेनेजर (एडमिन)-General Manager (admin) का ध्यान आकर्षित किया गया । जनरल मेनेजर (एडमिन)-General Manager (admin) ने संज्ञान लिया ।
बीएसएनएल कर्मचारी चिकित्सा बीमा पॉलिसी-BSNL Employees Medical Insurance Policy के विकल्प जमा करने के लिए ईआरपी-ERP दिनांक 07.08.2021 से विंडो खोली गई है ताकि कर्मचारियों को बीएसएनएल कर्मचारी चिकित्सा बीमा पॉलिसी में शामिल होने के लिए तैयार किया जा सके। यह विंडो 16-08-2021 तक खुली रहेगी। विकल्प जमा करने में कर्मचारियों को हो रही दिक्कतों के संबंध में सीएचक्यू-CHQ के ध्यान में कुछ शिकायतें लाई गई हैं। जनरल सेक्रेटरी साथी पी. अभिमन्यु-General Secretary, Com. P. Abhimanyu ने आज जनरल मेनेजर, (एडमिन) श्री एसपी सिंह-General Manager (admin) Shri SP सिंह से बात की और उन्हें इन परेशानियों से अवगत कराया है। जनरल मैनजरने इनकी जांच करने का आश्वासन दिया है। बीएसएनएल कर्मचारी चिकित्सा बीमा पॉलिसी से संबंधित ऑनलाइन विकल्प और अन्य दस्तावेजों का प्रयोग करने के लिए महत्वपूर्ण दिशा-निर्देश सीएचक्यू की वेबसाइट-www.bsnleu.in पर अपलोड किए गए हैं।
The Two Day Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, held at Hyderabad is successfully concluded today. Totally 37 CEC members participated in the deliberations on the report submitted by the General Secretary. The meeting has taken important decisions regarding organising agitational programmes on the burning issues of the Non-Executives, holding the next All India Conference in March, 2022, organising study classes for the employees. The meeting also decided to actively participate in the agitational programmes by the Central Trade Unions, against privatisation of the Public Sector, denial of democratic and trade union rights, etc. Details of the decisions taken and the resolutions passed will be communicated shortly. Com.Animesh Mitra, President, concluded the meeting by delivering his presidential address.
BSNL Corporate Office has already issued letter on 30-07-2021 for the implementation of the BSNL Employees Medical Insurance Policy. Today, Corporate Office has issued letter, announcing the dates for giving option by the employees, for joining the Insurance scheme. According to this, employees have to exercise their option through the ERP, from 07-08-2021 to 16-08-2021. Dates for withdrawal of the option are from 17-08-2021 to 19-08-2021. All the comrades who want to join the insurance scheme may submit their option.
The two day Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, started at Hyderabad today. The meeting started at 09:30 am with the hoisting of National Flag and BSNLEU Flag. Com.J. Sampath Rao, AGS, welcomed everyone. Com.K. Hemalata, President, CITU, inaugurated the meeting. In her inaugural speech, Com.K. Hemalata, explained how the Modi government miserably failed in it’s duty to safeguard the lives and the livelihoods of the people during the second wave of COVID-19. She also pointed out how the COVID-19 pandemic situation is being utilised by the Modi government to privatise the Public Sector Undertakings and handing them over to the corporates. Further, Com.K.Hemalata also explained about the pro-corporate and anti-farmer and anti-worker steps being taken by the government. Thereafter, the condolence resolution was moved by Com.John Verghese, AGS and the house stood in silence for a minute and paid homage to the leaders and comrades who passed away after the Chennai CEC meeting. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, presented the report on activities. In his speech, the General Secretary explained the present critical situation of BSNL, which is the direct result of the policies being adopted by the government. He also explained about the efforts taken by BSNLEU to strengthen the unity of the AUAB and the efforts taken by the CHQ to settle the issues of the employees. The meeting was also greeted by Shri B.P.Rawat, CGM, Telangana circle.
Once, India was the world champion in men's hockey. It has won gold medal 8 times in the Olympics. But, for the last 41 years, India has not won any medal in the Olympics. It was in 1980, that India won gold medal last time in hockey. But, this time, Indian hockey team has put in excellent performance in the Tokyo Olympics. Yesterday, India defeated the powerful German team and won the Bronze medal. This is a great come back for the Indian Hockey team. Let us hope that, India will regain it's past glory in the next Olympics.
Recently, the Deutsche Bank has suggested that, the Vodafone Idea should be merged with BSNL. Following this, more voices have started coming, in favour of the merger of Vodafone Idea with BSNL. It is important to note that, Vodafone Idea is having a huge debt of $30 billion (Rs.2,25,000 crore). In the January to April Quarter of 2021, Vodafone Idea’s loss is Rs.3,022 crore. Above all, customers are leaving Vodafone Idea massively. In two months alone, i.e., November & December, 2019, 4 core customers left Vodafone Idea. This trend is continuing and lakhs of customers are leaving Vodafone Idea every month. Today, Kumarmangalam Birla has resigned from the Chairman post of Vodafone Idea. Under these circumstances the merger of Vodafone Idea with BSNL will be suicidal for BSNL.
The second circle conference of BSNLEU,Telengana circle, started enthusiastically at Hyderabad today. The National Flag was hoisted by Com.Rama Devi, Vice-President(CHQ) & circle secretary of Andhra Pradesh. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, hoisted BSNLEU's Red Flag. Com.Sampath Rao, AGS & the circle secretary of Telengana, welcomed everyone and addressed the Conference. Com.Yadaiah, circle president, is presiding over. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, delivered the inaugural address and explained on the issues being taken up by BSNLEU and the issues being taken up by the AUAB. Com.M.Saibabu, General Secretary, CITU, addressed the Conference and spoke on the attacks being launched on the Public Sector, as well on the trade unions. Thereafter, Com.P.Asokababu, former Vice-President (CHQ) and Com.Rama Devi, Vice-President(CHQ) & CS, AP circle, also addressed the Conference. The Conference is continuing.