The DoT has released an amount of Rs. 4,156 crore to BSNL. This is for making payment of Exgratia amount to those who have retired under VRS-2019. The DoT has directed that, this payment should be completed within 21 days.
The DR TTAs, who were appointed on or after 01-01-2007 and up to 07-05-2010, faced wage loss, after the implementation of 2nd wage revision. BSNLEU continuously took up this issue. Finally, one extra increment was given to the DR TTAs who suffered wage reduction. However, this relief was not given to the other Non-Executives. This was a discrimination and BSNLEU continuously took up the issue with the Management. As a result of our efforts, our demand was approved by the Management Committee and thereafter it went for the approval of the BSNL Board. But, the Board did not approve and put the issue in the cold storage. BSNLEU continued to mount pressure on the Management in various forums. Finally, the issue was raised by BSNLEU with the CMD BSNL in the meeting held on 10.07.2018. In that discussion, the CMD BSNL assured once again seek the approval of the Board to settle this issue. As a result of this, the issue once again went to the BSNL Board. Finally, the Board has given it’s approval to compensate the actual wage reduction suffered by the other Non-Executives also. Based on that approval, the BSNL Corporate Office has issued letter yesterday. According to this letter, the actual reduction in pay will be compensated, which will not be adjusted against future increments. These officials will get the arrears also. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the officials who are going to get the benefit. The Union also thanks the CMD BSNL for getting the issue settled.
The BSNL Corporate Office has started the process for holding the 8th Membership Verification, by appointing the Chief Returning Officer. Ms. Samitha Luthra, GM(Rectt.) is appointed as the CRO.
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.
The Economy Measures announce by the Corporate Office, has created problems in transferring officials back from the rural areas to urban areas, on completion of their tenure. This issue was discussed in the 38th National Council meeting held on 29.04.2019. The Chairman of the National Council agreed to issue necessary clarifications, so that difficulties are not created in transferring officials back to the urban areas, from rural areas, on completion of their tenure. The Personnel Branch of the Corporate Office has issued the necessary clarification today.
The off-net call facility (limited to Rs.50/-) that has been extended on an experimental basis, lapsed months ago. BSNLEU has consistently been urging the Management to re-introduce the off-net call facility. The Corporate Office has been delaying taking a decision, under the pretext of getting inputs from circles. However, due to the consistent pressure exerted by BSNLEU, finally the Corporate Office has issued order today, extending off-net call facility (limited to Rs.50/-) in Rs.200/- SIM.
The BSNL Corporate Office has formed a five member Core Committee”, in connection with the 8th Membership Verification of the Non-Executives. Shri Arun Kumar,PGM(Pers) is the Leader and Shri A.K.Sinha, DGM(SR) is the Convenor of this Committee. This Committee will represent BSNL Management in the meetings with the Chief Labour Commissioner and with other agencies.
2,700 candidates were selected in the 2016 DR JE recruitment. Among these candidates, many did not appear for document verification, or did not report for training after getting selected. The Corporate Office is in the process of filling up such unfilled vacancies. BSNLEU has also demanded to fill up the unfilled vacancies of Tamil Nadu circle without delay. In this connection, the Corporate Office has released a list of 257 DR JE candidates, who are to be appointed against the unfilled vacancies.
Consequent to the issuing of the Notification for holding the 8th Membership Verification, the Corporate Office has issued letter, stating that, transfers are to be kept under abeyance, till the 8th Membership Verification is completed. However, the Corporate Office has given certain exemptions for issuing transfers. View Corporate Office letter:-
The BSNL Corporate Office has issued the notification for holding the 8th Membership Verification. Accordingly, the polling for the 8th Membership Verification will be held on 16.09.2019. The last date for submission of application has been fixed as 01.07.2019. View the notification issued by the Corporate Office:-
The BSNL Corporate Office has issued fresh instructions to be followed w.e.f. 01st August, 2020, in the context of COVID-19 pandemic situation. This letter stipulates that, all Circle Offices shall work with full attendance w.e.f. 01.08.2020. The employees residing in Containment Zones will be permitted to work from home.