BSNLEU has long been demanding that gratuity should be implemented to the casual labourers and TSMs working in BSNL, since they are covered by the Payment of Gratuity Act. BSNLEU has taken up this item in the National Council many times. As a result, this issue was sent for the approval of the BSNL Board. However, due to the road-blocks created in the BSNL Board, this issue was shelved for a long time. Again, BSLNEU continuously pressurised the CMD BSNL and Director (HR) that the issue should be approved by the BSNL Board. CHQ is very glad that finally the BSNL Corporate Office has issued letter today implementing gratuity to the casual labourers and TSMs.
The BSNL Corporate Office has issued notification for holding the 37th meeting of the National Council on 20.11.2018.
BSNLEU has been consistently demanding the Management to hold the JTO LICE for 50% quota. BSNLEU discussed the issue many times with the Director (HR), GM(Rectt.) and the GM (Estt.). Management delayed holding of the exam by linking it with the "CPSU Cadre Hierarchy", to be introduced to the Executives. However, due to the consistent efforts of the BSNLEU, the Establishment Branch of the Corporate Office issued letter sometime back, granting it's approval for holding the exam. Now, the Recruitment Branch of the Corporate Office has released the time schedule for holding the JE LICE. Accordingly, online registration will start on 16-11-2018 and the last date will be 20-12-2018. The online exam will be held on 20-01-2019.
BSNLEU, vide it's letter number BSNLEU / 604 (DEV) dated 07-09-2018 has written to the CMD BSNL, complaining about the harassment being caused to BSNL customers, by M/s Hungama. For this, Corporate Office has given a reply to the General Secretary, BSNLEU. The matter relates to the forced activation of value added services by Hungama, with whom BSNL has signed an agreement. Our complaint is that Hungama is harassing BSNL's customers and is fleecing money from them. Due to the forced activation of value added services by Hungama, a lot of BSNL customers are closing down their connections. Even though some action has been taken by the Corporate Office, the grievances of the customers are not fully redressed. BSNLEU will further pursue this issue, after getting feedback from Maharashtra circle union.