Corporate Office has issued letter to all the CGMs on the matter of Consolidation of SSAs into Business Areas. Presently there are 198 Business Areas. However, some of them are with very less telephone connections. Hence, Corporate Office wishes to further Consolidate the Business Areas, by reducing their numbers. The CGMs have been directed to give their proposals on this matter.
BSNLEU had sought a Formal Meeting with the Director(HR) to discuss certain important issues. The meeting has been delayed due to certain unavoidable reasons. The Corporate Office has now issued notice to hold this meeting on 13-01-2020.
Corporate Office has issued letter that all VRS options, as existed in the ERP portal at the closing time and date of VRS option shall be treated as final. It means, any withdrawal of VRS option after 03.12.2019 will not be accepted by the Management.
Citing the guideline issued by Corporate Office, BSNLEU has written to the Sr.GM(Estt.), demanding that, Disciplinary / Vigilance cases which arose after the due date for upgradation under NEPP, should not affect the promotion of the official. Accepting the demand of BSNLEU, the Corporate Office has issued guideline today to all the CGMs in this respect. It is also mentioned in that letter, that past cases coming under this guideline, should also be reviewed.
On 06.12.2019, the SR Branch of the Corporate Office issued a letter with regards to the employees exercising their option to change their union membership. In that letter, a provision had been included stating that, employees could only change their union membership through the ERP. On 09.12.2019, BSNLEU wrote to the BSNL Management, strongly opposing this clause. BSNLEU has also expressed it’s protest for implementing such changes, without consulting the Recognised Unions. These issues were also discussed with the GM(SR), by BSNLEU representatives on 11.12.2019. Consequent to this, the SR Branch has issued letter yesterday, dropping the above mentioned clause. The letter also states that:-
BSNLEU has given it’s consent for both the above two proposals.
The results of the JTO LICE (50% quota), held for the vacancy year 2017-18, has been declared yesterday. It may be recollected that there is much delay in declaring these results, due to the ambiguities created by the contradicting instructions issued by the DoP&T, with regards to treating the SC/ST employees who have passed the exam on their own merit, and not owing to reservation or relaxation of qualifications. BSNLEU has taken up the case in right earnest with the Director (HR) and the GM(Rectt.), apart from writing letters continuously. BSNLEU has also demanded that full marks should be given for wrong / multiple answers / out of syllabus questions. BSNLEU heartily congratulates all the comrades who are declared selected.
As per the result declared, 154 candidates have qualified. Out of this, 112 candidates belong to OC/OBC categories, 24 belong to SC category and 18 belong to ST category. No candidate has qualified from the circles of A&N, Andhra Pradesh, J&K, Himachal Pradesh, NE-I and UP(West). Punjab circle result are kept on hold, due to court case.
BSNL Corporate Office has issued a letter in respect of the check off system. The points contained in the letter are as follows:-
The Union and Associations have been directed to give their feedbacks by 10.12.2019. In view of this, Circle Secretaries and Central Executive Committee members are requested to immediately send their views to the CHQ on the above mentioned letter of the Management.
The BSNL Corporate Office, vide it’s letter dated 16th May, 2011, has stated that the retired employees, who shift to their place of settlement, can also change their claim office, for the purpose of availing the medical facility of the Company. Now, in it’s letter dated 22nd October, 2019, the Corporate Office has stated that the retired employees are entitled for the TA, for settling at their home town after retirement. The letter has further stated that even after shifting to their place of settlement, the retirees can retain the claim office at the place from where they retired.
The DoT vide it’s letter dated 14.10.2019 has appointed Shri Arvind Vadnerkar as the Director (HR) of BSNL. According to this letter, he has taken over charge as the Director (HR) of BSNL from the A/N of 14.10.2019. BSNLEU heartily welcomes Shri Arvind Vadnerkar. We hope that, under his stewardship, the HR issues of BSNL will get due attention and solution.
Consequent to the declaration of the results of the 8th Membership Verification, wherein BSNLEU has secured the highest votes (48,127 votes, 43.44 per cent), the Corporate Management has issued letter, granting the Main Recognised Representative Union status to BSNLEU. NFTE is granted Second Recognised Representative Union status. BTEU BSNL and NUBSNLW (FNTO) are granted Trade Union facilities mentioned in the BSNLRNEU Rules, since both the unions have secured more than 2 per cent votes.
The Corporate Management has also issued notification today, for the formation of National, Circle and Local Councils, based on the votes secured by BSNLEU and NFTE in the 8th Membership Verification. As BSNLEU has already communicated through the CHQ website, BSNLEU is eligible to nominate 8 members to the Councils. NFTE is eligible to nominate 6 members to the Councils.