बीएसएनएल कर्मचारियों के लिए स्वास्थ्य बीमा पॉलिसी - Health Insurance Policy का कार्यान्वयन।
न्यू इंडिया एश्योरेंस-New India Assurance के निगम कार्यालय-Corporate Office ने अभी तक बीएसएनएल कर्मचारियों की स्वास्थ्य बीमा पॉलिसी-Health Insurance Policy को मंजूरी नहीं दी है।कल कॉम.पी.अभिमन्यु, जनरल सेक्रेटरी ने बीएसएनएल के सीएमडी श्री पीके पुरवार-Shri PK Purwar, CMD, BSNL और श्री अरविंद वाड़नेरकर, निर्देशक(मानव संसाधन), Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director(HR) से इस मामले के बारे में फोन पर बात की । सीएमडी बीएसएनएल-CMD BSNL ने बताया कि उन्होंने पिछले शुक्रवार को न्यू इंडिया एश्योरेंस-New India Assurance के चेयरमैन-Chairman से पहले ही बात की थी और जल्द कार्रवाई का अनुरोध किया था । निदेशक ने आश्वासन दिया कि इस स्वास्थ्य बीमा पॉलिसी-Health Insurance Policy को 01-09-2021 से लागू करने के लिए हर संभव प्रयास किए जाएंगे।
It is understood that, the Corporate Office of New India Assurance has not yet approved the Health Insurance Policy of BSNL employees. Yesterday, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL and to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director(HR), over phone, in this connection. The CMD BSNL told that, he had already spoken to the Chairman of New India Assurance on last Friday and had requested for speedy action. The Director(HR) assured that, best possible efforts would be taken to implement this Health Insurance Policy w.e.f 01-09-2021.
As has already been informed, the AUAB has decided to organise a 3 day dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, on 06th, 07th & 08th September, 2021. This dharna programme is to demand the settlement of the charter of demands of the AUAB, including on 4G service, repayment of Rs.39,000 by the DoT and other demands. It is needless to state that BSNLEU has to organise a sizable comrades for this programme. Hence, the CHQ calls upon the NTR and Corporate Office circle unions, as well as the nearby circle of UP(West), UP(East) Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, to mobilise maximum number of comrades for this programme.
BSNLEU organised nationwide demonstrations yesterday, protesting against the decision of the Modi government, to sell the assets of the Public Sector Companies, including the mobile towers of BSNL & MTNL, and the Optic Fibre of Bharatnet, in the name of "National Monetisation Pipeline". The Press Trust of India (PTI), the premium news agency of the country, has carried a news item yesterday, explaining in detail about why BSNLEU is opposing the Monetisation.
As per the call of BSNLEU, countrywide demonstrations have successfully taken place today, against the decision of the government to sell out valuable public sector assets, at throw away prices, to Indian and foreign corporates. Everything is being sold, like Mobile Towers, Optic Fibre Cables, Roads, Trains, Railway stations, Airports, Ports, Gas pipelines, etc., etc.
After the budget announcement, BSNLEU has been cautioning everybody that, the government has planned to sell the mobile towers of BSNL and MTNL. It has become true now. BSNLEU urges upon all the unions and associations to come together for opposing and defeating, the proposed Monetisation, including the selling out of mobile towers and the optic fibre.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Shri Manish Kumar, GM (Restg.) yesterday and discussed about BSNLEU’s proposals already submitted on the issue of Restructuring. The Union complained that, the Management has so far not held discussion on the views submitted by BSNLEU. They demanded a discussion on this issue, before final decision is taken.
BSNLEU is continuously demanding that, the TSMs who were directly promoted as Telecom Technicians, should also be issued with Presidential Orders. The file was sent to the DoT. The General Secretary met the DDG (Pers.), DoT, twice and discussed this issue. However, the DoT has returned the file to the BSNL, without settling it. This issue was discussed by the General Secretary and Dy.General Secretary, with the Director (HR) and the Sr.GM (Estt.) today. The leaders have strongly urged upon the Director (HR) and Sr.GM(Estt.) to find an early solution to this issue.
Based on the decision taken in the Hyderabad CEC meeting, BSNLEU is organising an online convention of the young employees. Initially, the date of this convention has been fixed as 15.09.2021. Since this is a working day and employees will be having inconvenience to attend the convention, it’s date has been changed. Now, the convention will take place on 19th September, 2021 (Sunday).
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, had a meeting with Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) BSNL today. The following issues were discussed.
BSNLEU is continuously taking efforts that the IDA arrears should be paid to the Non-Executives, based on the order of the Hon’ble Kerala High Court. This issue was once again discussed with the Director (HR) today. In reply, the Director (HR) told that, file is being put up to the CMD BSNL for the payment of IDA arrears. He also told that, the file is likely to be approved by the CMD BSNL.
The GS and Dy.GS handed over the resolution passed in the Hyderabad CEC meeting of BSNLEU, on the issue of Restructuring. During the discussion, the Director (HR) told that, the demand of BSNLEU that the ATT should be retained as the Live Cadre, has been accepted by the Management. Further, the Director (HR) also stated that, the other demand of BSNLEU has also been accepted that, the decisions taken by the Management on Restructuring, should be reviewed after one year.
The GS and Dy.GS handed over the resolution passed in the Hyderabad CEC meeting on 3rd Wage Revision. The leaders stated that, the issue of 3rd Wage Revision to the Non-Executives of BSNL has been discussed with the erstwhile Minister of State for Communications, Shri Manoj Sinha, and also with the erstwhile Secretary, Telecom, Ms. Aruna Sundararajan. Both of them have directed the BSNL Management to expeditiously sign the Wage Revision agreement. As such, the Union demanded that the, Wage Settlement of the Non-Executives should be completed immediately.
The government has taken a giant move to allow Indian and foreign corporates to loot the national assets of our country. In the name of “National Monetisation Pipeline” (NMP), the Modi government has decided to hand over the national assets at throw away price to the corporates.
According to the announcement of the government, 26,700 kms Highway (worth Rs.1.6 lakh crore), 400 railway stations and 150 trains (worth Rs.1.5 lakh crore), 42,300 circuit kms of Power Transmission Lines (worth Rs.0.67 lakh crore), 5,000 MW Hydro, Solar and Wind Power Generation assets (worth Rs.0.32 lakh crore), 8,000 kms of National Gas Pipe lines (worth Rs.0.24 lakh crore), 4,000 kms Pipe lines of IOC and HPCL (worth Rs.0.22 lakh crore), 2.86 lakh kms of Bharatnet Fibre and 14,917 towers of BSNL and MTNL (worth Rs.0.35 lakh crore), 21 Airports and 31 Ports (worth Rs.0.3 lakh crore), 160 Coal Mining Projects (worth Rs.0.3 lakh crore) and 2 Sports Stadiums (worth Rs.0.11 lakh crore) are going to be sold to the Indian and foreign corporates in the name of “Monetisation”.
Now, it has become clear, why the Modi government has not permitted BSNL to start it’s 4G service. It is nothing but, the government wants to sell BSNL’s mobile towers. Next, the government will sell BSNL’s 7 lakh kms of Optic Fibre also. We have to immediately protest against this decision of the government. The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU, held today, has called on the employees to organise Lunch Hour Protest demonstrations on 27.08.2021. All the circle and district unions are requested to organise this programme successfully.
The Hyderabad CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held on 06th & 07th August, 2021, has decided to organise agitational programmes on the issues of the serving and retired employees, as well as the casual and contract workers. The decisions of the Hyderabad CEC were further discussed in the Co-ordination Committee of BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNLCCWF, held on 18.08.2021. The meeting discussed and finalised the following 14 point charter of demands and the agitational programme. All circle and district unions are requested to make note of this and implement the programme successfully.
Charter of demands.
Dates of the programmes.
The meeting fixed the dates for the agitational programmes as follows: -
As per the decision of the Hyderabad CEC meeting, the CHQ has given call to conduct the “Meet the Members” campaign, from 01.09.2021 to 15.09.2021. During this programme, the anti-BSNL and anti-Public Sector steps being taken by the government, are to be explained to the employees. The CHQ has prepared a campaign material and the same has already been sent to the circle secretaries through Whatsapp. This material should be translated into regional languages and used for printing the pamphlets. This pamphlet should be distributed to the employees during the “Meet the Members” campaign. For the Hindi speaking circles, the CHQ is printing the pamphlets in Hindi and directly sending them to the district unions.
In 2016-17, BSNL's subscriber share was 8.6 per cent, which significantly went up to 9.4 per cent in 2017-18. By the end of 2018-19, it had again grown and reached 9.9 per cent and in 2019-20 it had crossed the 10 per cent, to touch 10.3 per cent. However, by 2020-21 (as on March 21, 2021), it had slightly come down to stand at 10.03 per cent, according to the Ministry's data.
[ Courtesy: NDTV. com dt. 23-08-2021]