BSNLEU has already reported the outcome of yesterday’s Wage Negotiating Committee meeting. However, in the minutes released today, the Management has shamelessly included lies and fabricated statements.
In yesterday’s meeting, Management Side agreed for 5% fitment. But, in the minutes issued today, it is written that, 5% fitment could not be given. This is a blatant lie. BSNLEU strongly condemns the Management Side for going back from the commitment given in yesterday’s meeting.
Further, the Management Side has also written nonsense about the views of the Union regarding the pay scales already offered by them.
In yesterday’s meeting, the Management Side agreed that the revision of allowances can be discussed in the next meeting. However, they have gone back from this commitment also. Whatever happened in the meeting should be recorded in the minutes. Management cannot be allowed to write ‘cock and bull’ stories. BSNLEU has written letter to Shri R.K. Goyal, Chairman of the Committee, strongly condemning the fabrication of facts in the minutes and has demanded to withdraw this bogus minutes.
In yesterday’s Wage Negotiating Committee meeting, BSNLEU has taken maximum efforts to increase the minimum and maximum of the pay scales. BSNLEU’s views have been accepted by the Management Side to a great extent. It is really a break through that, 5% fitment has been accepted in yesterday’s meeting. Now, the only thing that we have to ensure is that, whether stagnation will come in any of the pay scale proposed by the Management in yesterday’s meeting. CHQ office bearers, circle and district secretaries are requested to kindly study the pay scales with live cases. If stagnation is likely to arise in any pay scale, the same may immediately be conveyed to the CHQ with all the calculation details. The next meeting of the Wage Negotiating Committee will be held on 02.12.2022. Suggestions / views of the CHQ office bearers, circle and district secretaries should reach the CHQ before 01.12.2022. This task may be treated as emergent.
The meeting of the Wage Negotiating Committee is held today. BSNLEU’s representatives, Com.Animesh Mitra, President, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, Com.John Verghese, Dy.GS, Com.Suresh Kumar and Com. Manu Mehra, attended this meeting. The details of the discussion are as follows:-
BSNLEU expressed it’s dissatisfaction over the pay scales proposed by the Management Side in the earlier meeting. After detailed discussions, the following pay scales are offered by the Management Side (copy enclosed). BSNLEU has stated that, these pay scales will be studied and response will be given.
BSNLEU strongly demanded that, Pay Revision should be done with 5% fitment. The following agreement is reached regarding fitment.
Fitment will be minimum 5% or at par with the fitment to be given to the Executives, whichever is higher.
Revision of Allowances.
BSNLEU strongly demanded that Wage Revision should be done only together with Revision of Allowances. It is agreed by the Management Side and discussion on Revision on Allowances will be held in the next meeting.
Next meeting of the Wage Negotiating Committee will be held on 02.12.2022.
The DoT has issued a letter on 17th November, 2022, addressed to all the Pensioners Associations. The letter is regarding the pension revision of the employees who are absorbed in BSNL and MTNL, from the DoT and then retired. Some Pensioners Associations are demanding pension revision based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The DoT has categorically said that, this is not possible. Further, the DoT has stated that it will do pension revision only with 0% fitment. The DoT has also stated that, as and when the Pay Revision of the serving employees takes place, the same fitment would be provided to the pension revision also. Finally, it is stated in the letter that the DoT has requested BSNL / MTNL to provide the pay scales of the Non-Executives.
डीओटी ने 17 नवंबर, 2022 को सभी पेंशनभोगी संगठनों को एक पत्र जारी किया है। पत्र उन कर्मचारियों के पेंशन संशोधन के संबंध में है जो बीएसएनएल और एमटीएनएल में डीओटी से अवशोषित हैं और फिर सेवानिवृत्त हो गये हैं। कुछ पेंशनभोगी संगठन सातवें केंद्रीय वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों के आधार पर पेंशन संशोधन की मांग कर रहे हैं। डीओटी ने स्पष्ट रूप से कहा है कि, यह संभव नहीं है। इसके अलावा डीओटी ने कहा है कि वह केवल 0% फिटमेंट के साथ पेंशन संशोधन करेगा। दूरसंचार विभाग ने यह भी कहा है कि, जब भी सेवारत कर्मचारियों का वेतन संशोधन होगा, पेंशन संशोधन के लिए भी वही फिटमेंट प्रदान किया जाएगा। अंत में, पत्र में कहा गया है कि दूरसंचार विभाग ने बीएसएनएल/एमटीएनएल से नोन एक्ज़िक्यूटिव्स के वेतनमान प्रदान करने का अनुरोध किया है
Heavy penal interest has been deducted from the payment of the terminal benefits of 17 employees who have retired in Sultanpur district, UP (East) Circle. The penal interest had been imposed for not taking insurance coverage for the HBA loan that the officials had availed. Strangely, the penal interest was imposed after repayment of the entire HBA loan has been made. CHQ is pursuing this case with the Corporate Office. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.John Verghese, Dy.GS, discussed this issue with Shri Saurabh Tyagi, PGM(Estt.) today. They insisted that, the penal interest recovered from the retired employees should be repaid. The PGM(Estt.) replied that some details have been called for from the CGM Office, UP(East) circle and that the case remains pending due to the non-receipt of the details.
DoP&T had issued extension for 3 years to the Special Concessions / Incentives being paid to the employees posted in the Kashmir Valley. BSNL needs the endorsement of the DoT for this order of the DoP&T. BSNLEU is seriously pursuing this issue with the Corporate Office. Once again, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.John Verghese, Dy.GS, discussed this issue with Shri Saurabh Tyagi, PGM(Estt.) today. He stated that, the DoT has not yet issued the endorsement so far, even though the Corporate Office is actively pursuing it. The Union representatives requested the PGM(Estt.) to obtain the DoT’s endorsement at the earliest.
For the forthcoming JTO Phase-I training, two candidates allotted with seats in the training centre at Mysuru had sought for seats at ALTTC, Ghaziabad. Similarly, two candidates allotted with seats at ALTTC, Ghaziabad had sought for seats in the training centre at Mysuru. BSNLEU had already written letter to the Corporate Office on this issue. Today, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, discussed the matter with Ms. Samita Luthra, GM(Rectt.). However, the GM(Rectt.) replied that the change cannot be effected at this stage.
On 19.11.2022, a video was uploaded on BSNLEU’s website, in connection with the dharna organised by BMS at New Delhi on 17.11.2022. In that video, one of the BTEU BSNL leaders told that, CMD BSNL is a government agent (sarkar ka dalal). However, BTEU BSNL has stated that no BTEU BSNL leader had spoken like that. We have once again uploaded that video today on BSNLEU’s website. Everyone can clearly see and hear in the video that, one BTEU BSNL leader telling that, CMD BSNL is a government agent. Com.R.C. Pandey, General Secretary, BTEU BSNL, was standing beside that leader and was smiling. He did not make any objection to the remark made about the CMD BSNL. We request the BTEU BSNL leaders to once again see the video. Secondly, in BSNLEU’s website updating, we have stated that BMS is affiliated to the RSS. It is an open secret that both the BJP and the BMS are affiliated to the RSS. No one can deny this. In it’s reply, the BTEU BSNL has stated that, BSNLEU is affiliated to the Communist Party. We can only laugh at this statement. BSNLEU is neither affiliated to any Central Trade Union, nor affiliated to any political party. BSNLEU is an independent organisation, having leaders and members belonging to all political views. This is the reason why BSNLEU continues to be a mighty organisation in BSNL.
Bihar circle is being considered as one of the weak circles of BSNLEU. Under this circumstance, the two day circle conference of Bihar circle was held at Bhagalpur on 21st & 22ndNovember, 2022. From the CHQ, both Com.Animesh Mitra, President and Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, attended this two day circle conference. Threadbare discussions took place for overcoming the weaknesses in the functioning of the Bihar circle union. A large number of young delegates who participated in this conference, actively took part in the deliberations also. Based on the deliberations, a new and dynamic leadership is elected at the end of the Conference. Com.Prashant Kumar Prashant, JE, the dynamic District Secretary of Bhagalpur is elected as the new Circle Secretary. Com.B.P. Singh, the outgoing circle secretary, is elected as the Circle President. Another dynamic comrade and District Secretary of Darbhanga, Com.Ram Kumar Rai, is elected as the Circle Treasurer. The new leadership has vowed to strengthen BSNLEU in Bihar circle.
Com.K.C. John, Pathanamthitta, is admitted in a Cochin Hospital for serious liver ailment. He needs immediate liver transplantation. The CGM Office, Kerala, had sought Rs.15 lakh, for enabling Com.K.C. John to undergo liver transplantation surgery. Kerala circle union brought this matter to the notice of the CHQ yesterday. This issue was immediately taken up by the CHQ with the Corporate Office. Com.P.Abhimanyu, discussed this issue with Shri P.C. Bhatt, PGM(CBB), Corporate Office. Consequent to this, an amount of Rs.11 lakh is sanctioned by the Corporate Office to Kerala circle. CHQ heartily thanks Shri P.C. Bhatt, PGM(CBB), for taking expeditious action.
The two day circle conference of Bihar circle enthusiastically started at Bhagalpur yesterday the 21-11-2022. The conference started with the hoisting of Union flag by Com.Animesh Mitra, President. Thereafter, the Open Session of the Conference started. Com. Manoj Kumar Shrivastav, vice-president, presided over. The Open Session was addressed by Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, Com.Ganesh Shankar Singh, General Secretary, CITU, Bihar state, Com.Animesh Mitra, President and Com.B.P.Singh, circle secretary. Both the President and the General Secretary, criticised the government for creating road-blocks in BSNL’s 4G launching, as a result of which BSNL is losing lakhs of it’s valuable customers every month. It is unfortunate that, even now the Management is not in a position to tell as to when BSNL will launch it’s 4G service, stated the leaders. The leaders also explained in detail, the present status of the burning issues of Wage Revision, Stagnation, etc. Com. Prasant, District Secretary, Bhagalpur, proposed vote of thanks. The Subjects Committee of the Conference started today morning and is going on. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, delivered the inaugural address of the Subjects Committee. Com.B.P.Singh, circle secretary, submitted the report on activities. The delegates are participating in the deliberations.
Shri Mahesh Shukla, Member(Services), Telecom Commission, visited Aurangabad yesterday. Utilising this opportunity, Com. John Verghese, Dy. General Secretary, BSNLEU, met the Member (Services) and urged upon him to settle the Wage Revision issue. Com. John Verghese apprised the Member (Services) that, a large number of employees were suffering from Stagnation, and that this problem could be settled only through the settlement of Wage Revision.
The Member (Services) replied that, the Wage Revision agreement of the Non-Executives should be signed between the unions and the BSNL Management aexpeditiously and sent to the DoT for approval. Together with Com. John Verghese, Dy.GS, Com.Ravi Patil, Assistant Circle secretary, BSNLEU, Com. Shivaji Chauhan, District Secretary, NFTE, Prabhat Kumar, SNEA, Avinash Pundkar, also met the Member (Services). CHQ appreciates the initiative.
जॉन वर्गीस, उप महासचिव ने सदस्य (सेवा) से मुलाकात की - उनसे वेतन संशोधन मुद्दे को सुलझाने का अनुरोध किया।
दूरसंचार आयोग के सदस्य (सेवा) श्री महेश शुक्ला ने कल औरंगाबाद का दौरा किया। इस अवसर का उपयोग करते हुए साथी जॉन वर्गीस, उप महासचिव, BSNLEU ने सदस्य (सेवा) से मुलाकात की और उनसे वेतन संशोधन मुद्दे को हल करने का आग्रह किया। साथी जॉन वर्गीस ने सदस्य (सेवाओं) को अवगत कराया कि बड़ी संख्या में कर्मचारी स्थगन की समस्या से पीड़ित है, और इस समस्या को केवल वेतन संशोधन के निपटान के माध्यम से सुलझाया जा सकता है।सदस्य (सेवाओं) ने उत्तर दिया कि नोन एक्ज़िक्यूटिव्स के वेतन संशोधन समझौते को यूनियनों और बीएसएनएल प्रबंधन के बीच शीघ्रता से हस्ताक्षरित किया जाना चाहिए और डीओटी को अनुमोदन के लिए भेजा जाना चाहिए। साथी जॉन वर्गीज, उप महासचिव के साथ साथी रवि पाटिल, असिस्टेंट सर्किल सेक्रेटरी, BSNLEU, साथी शिवाजी चौहान, जिला सचिव एनएफटीई, प्रभात कुमार, एसएनईए, अविनाश पुंडकर ने भी सदस्य (सेवा) से मुलाकात की। सीएचक्यू यह पहल की सराहना करता है।
After the 9th Membership Verification, BSNLEU is once again granted recognition as the Main Recognised Union. Following this, BSNLEU has made two changes to the Staff Side of the Joint Wage Negotiating Committee. BSNLEU has nominated Com. Suresh Kumar, DR JE, Kolkata and Com. Manu Mehra, DR JE, Ghazipur, UP(East). Both the comrades are members of BSNLEU. The Corporate Office has accepted the re-nominations made by BSNLEU and has issued letter, re-constituting the Staff Side of the Joint Wage Negotiating Committee. Both these comrades will attend the meeting of the Joint Wage Negotiating Committee, to be held on 28-11-2022.
BSNLEU ने संयुक्त वेतन वार्ता समिति में दो डीआर जेई को नामित किया।
9वीं सदस्यता सत्यापन के बाद BSNLEU को एक बार फिर से मुख्य मान्यता प्राप्त यूनियन के रूप में मान्यता प्रदान की गई है। इसके बाद, BSNLEU ने संयुक्त वेतन वार्ता समिति के कर्मचारी पक्ष में दो बदलाव किए हैं। BSNLEU ने साथी सुरेश कुमार, डीआर जेई, कोलकाता और साथी मनु मेहरा, डीआर जेई, गाजीपुर, यूपी (पूर्व) को नामित किया है । दोनों साथी BSNLEU के सदस्य हैं। कॉर्पोरेट कार्यालय ने BSNLEU द्वारा किए गए पुन: नामांकन को स्वीकार किया और संयुक्त वेतन वार्ता समिति के कर्मचारी पक्ष का पुनर्गठन करते हुए पत्र जारी किया है । ये दोनों साथी दिनांक 28-11-2022 को होने वाली संयुक्त वेतन वार्ता समिति की बैठक में शामिल होंगे ।
BMS organised a dharna at Jantar Mantar on 17.11.2022. BTEU BSNL is affiliated to BMS. So, leaders of BTEU BSNL also participated in this dharna. While, talking to the media, BTEU BSNL leaders told that CMD BSNL is a government agent. (government ka dalal). They asked, CMD BSNL was not able to run MTNL, then how he will be able to run BSNL? The BTEU BSNL leaders also told that, Modi government has given two revival packages to BSNL, but the bureaucrats are not able to do their job.
सीएमडी बीएसएनएल एक सरकारी एजेंट हैं - बीटीईयू बीएसएनएल कहेता हैं।
बीएमएस ने 17.11.2022 को जंतर मंतर पर एक धरने का आयोजन किया। बीटीईयू बीएसएनएल बीएमएस से संबद्ध है। इसलिए, बीटीईयू बीएसएनएल के नेताओं ने भी इस धरने में भाग लिया। मीडिया से बात करते हुए बीटीईयू बीएसएनएल के नेताओं ने बताया कि सीएमडी बीएसएनएल एक सरकारी एजेंट (सरकार का दलाल) है । उन्होंने पूछा, सीएमडी बीएसएनएल एमटीएनएल को चलाने में सक्षम नहीं था, फिर वह बीएसएनएल को कैसे चला पाएगा ? बीटीईयू बीएसएनएल नेताओं ने यह भी बताया कि मोदी सरकार ने बीएसएनएल को दो पुनरुद्धार पैकेज दिए हैं लेकिन नौकरशाह अपना काम नहीं कर पा रहे हैं।