BSNLEU has been consistently pressing upon the BSNL Management to hold the JTO LICE under 50% quota. The Management has already notified to hold the exam for the vacancy year 2016–17 on 20.01.2019. Now, the Recruitment Branch of the Corporate Office has issued letter (letter no.12-04/2018-Rectt. dated 18.01.2019) to hold the JTO LICE under 50% quota for the vacancy year 2017–18. The online registration of application for this exam will start on 18.02.2019. The last date for registration is 18.03.2019 and the date of online examination is 28.04.2019.
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.
A letter written by the DoT on 19.12.2018, addressed to the CMD BSNL, is being largely circulated in the social media. In that letter, the DoT has stated that BSNL’s justifications for managing the extra expenditure on account of wage revision, are not be acceptable. Further, through this letter, we also come to know that BSNL Management has proposed reduction of the retirement age from 60 to 58. In this regard, we wish to make it very clear that the AUAB will never accept the reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58. The AUAB will firmly fight against any attempt by the BSNL Management / the DoT for implementing VRS or CRS. Further, the opinion of the DoT, with regards to the financial condition of BSNL, with reference to the wage revision is also not acceptable to the AUAB. The AUAB will fight tooth and nail to settle the wage revision.