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.
CHQ has already informed that, polling could not take place in 3 booths of Kolkata Telephones circle yesterday, due to interruptions caused by unruly elements. BSNLEU made a written complaint to the Chief Returning Officer. Based on this, the Corporate Office has ordered that, polling in those 3 booths will take place today the 17.09.2019. We appreciate the prompt action taken by the Chief Returning Officer.
It may be recollected that, the negotiation on Wage Revision of the Non-Executives, between the BSNL Management and the Recognised Unions, has been stopped temporarily. BSNLEU and NFTE, vide it’s letter dated 14.05.2019, addressed to the Secretary, Telecom, had strongly demanded that the Wage Negotiation should resume. In reply, much belatedly, the BSNL Management has written to the General Secretaries of BSNLEU and NFTE, stating that wage negotiation could not be conducted since the Recognition period of both the unions had lapsed. It is also informed that the wage negotiation would resume after granting of recognition through the 8thMembership Verification process.
BSNLEU has been seriously taking up the case of left out officials of Assam circle, to whom Presidential Orders has to be issued by the DoT. As a result of our consistent persuasion, finally the DoT has now conveyed it's approval for the issuing of Presidential Orders to 31 officials. The Presidential Orders will now be issued by the Director (Establishment), nominated in Assam circle.
Consequent upon passing of confirmation test by the TOA, his/her withheld increments (as per provisions of the Recruitment Rules of TOA) should be released on notional basis and actual benefit of increment should be extended from the date of passing of confirmation test and no arrears on this account should be allowed for the period prior to his passing the confirmation examination – says Corporate Office letter.