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.
The Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU is being held at ALTTC, Ghaziabad, on 22nd & 23rd October, 2018. Accepting the request of the CHQ of BSNLEU, the Corporate Office has issued letter to all the CGMs, for the granting special casual leave, to all the members of the Central Executive Committee.
BSNLEU has been strongly demanding that, one time relaxation should be granted to the candidates who appeared in the JE LICE held on 28.01.2018. This demand was raised in view of the poor results, obviously because of the online examination. This issue was prominently discussed in the crucial meeting, held with Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, on 10.07.2018. In that meeting itself the CMD BSNL accepted the justification of BSNLEU’s demand, and agreed to take appropriate action. Subsequently, the issue was followed upwith the Director(HR) also. As a result of the hectic efforts taken by BSNLEU, BSNL Corporate Office issued letter sometime back, for granting relaxation. Based on the relaxation, the results were reviewed and 250 candidates have now been declared qualified. It is very important to note that for the first time, relaxation has been given for an Internal Examination, in the history of BSNL. Hearty congrats to all the qualified candidates.
BSNLEU has long been pressurising the Corporate Office to issue notification for holding the JTO LICE under 50% internal quota. However, the same was being delayed, since the Establishment Branch had sought the views of the Personnel Branch on this matter, in the wake of the BSNL Board’s decision to implement the CPSE Cadre Hierarchy. BSNLEU insisted with the Director (HR) and Sr.GM (Estt.) that Corporate Office has to conduct the JTO LICE, for the vacancies that have already arisen under 50% internal quota, irrespective of whether the CPSE Cadre Hierarchy is implemented or not. Due to the continuous pressure exerted on the Management, Corporate Office has now set the ball rolling for holding the JTO LICE. The Establishment Branch of the Corporate Office had given it’s approval for holding the exam vide letter no.5-1/LICE/2018-Estt-IV dated 17.09.2018, based on which the Recruitment Branch vide letter no.12-2/2018-Rectt. dated 26.09.2018, has written to the CGMs, directing them to provide the vacancy position to the Corporate Office by 05.10.2018. BSNLEU will ensure that the examination is conducted at the earliest.
The Staff Side of the National Council has complained about the poor up-keep of the IQs throughout the country, and has demanded remedial measures. Corporate Office has called for an Action Taken Report.