Decisions of the meeting of "All Unions and Associations of BSNL" held on 24.01.2017.

Meeting of “All Unions and Associations of BSNL” was held at New Delhi on 24.01.2017. GS and President attended the meeting.
The following decisions are taken:-
* The meeting decided to effectively organise the Indefinite Work According to Rule from 30.01.2018. This programme is to be effectively organised in all circles.

* Full day Sathyagraha agitation is to be effectively organised for 5 days from 30.01.2018 at Corporate Office, Circle and District levels.

* Steering Committees (consisting of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA and AIBSNLEA) are to be formed in all Circles and Districts to effectively plan and organise the struggles. The Steering Committees will meet as and when required for giving necessary guidance.

Circle News (23/01/2018):

Leaders    of    Unions    &   Associations of BSNL,  TamilNadu   Circle    met    Ms.Aruna Sundararajan,    Secretary,     DOT     today (23/01/2018) at  Circle Office, Chennai and submitted a Memorandum on Wage Revision in BSNL for favourable consideration.

She informed that she is looking into the case and wished us - All the Best.

Shri Anupam Shrivastav, CMD BSNL losses his father (22/01/2018):

Shri Narottam Prasad Shrivastava, age 86, father of Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL took his last breath at about 12.15 Hrs today. He was admitted to Bansal Hospital, Bhopal.

AIBSNLEA extends its deepest condolences on the sad demise of Shri Narottam Prasad Ji Shrivastava. We pray almighty God to rest his soul in peace and give courage to the grieved family to bear this irreplaceable loss.

GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL (19/01/2018):

Request for conducting CPCs for filling-up of the vacant SDEs/DEs/AGMs/AOs/CAOs/EEs posts on Adhoc basis subject to outcome of court cases.

Agitation Programme - Notice Served

CHQ NEWS (17/01/2018):

Meeting with PGM (Pers):- GS, AGS (HQ) met PGM (Pers) and discussed regarding.
a) Implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgement on TES Group-B seniority. Requested for the implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgement on TES Group-B seniority. PGM(Pers) mentioned that he has discussed the matter with the concern officers of Pers. Cell and after taking legal opinion he will send the finding/proposal to the competent authority for approval and implementations. He assured an early action in this regards.
b) CPC from DE to DGM of left out cases. Requested PGM(Pers) for expediting CPC from DE to DGM of the left out cases of last CPC. PGM(Pers) mentioned that he will discuss the matter with the competent authority on the basis of clarification received on catchup rule of SC/ST and thereafter necessary action will be taken in this regard.
c) CPCs to fill-up the vacant SDE/AO and DE/ CAO/ EE(Civil) vacant posts. Requested PGM(Pers) to expedite CPCs to fill-up the vacant posts of  SDE/AO and DE/ CAO/ EE(Civil). PGM (Pers) mentioned that the CPCs were processed but due to the Judgement delivered by Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh on SC/ST roster implementation and against this Judgement the 3 SLPs have been filed in the Hon'ble Supreme Court. The matter is now tagged with the similar cases and transferred to the 5 Judges constitutional bench of Hon'ble Supreme Court. Hence, after seeking the clarification from Hon'ble Supreme Court, the further action may be taken. We pleaded that the promotion orders on Adhoc basis may be issued subject to outcome of the SLPs. PGM(Pers) assured to look into the matter.
d) Implementation of CPSU cadre Hierarchy. Apprised him about the stay vacation by the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulum of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy approval. We pleaded that all the discrepancies/ shortcomings of the CPSU cadre hierarchy proposal should be rectified by taking into consideration the views/ suggestions given by AIBSNLEA to avoid further litigations. PGM(Pers) mentioned that the proposal is under consideration and in the next Board meeting scheduled to be held on 7th Feb-2018, it will be discussed for approval.
e) Implementation of Hon'ble Supreme court interim order on TES Group-B (LDCE Quota). PGM(Pers) mentioned that implementation of the Hon'ble Supreme court interim order on TES Group-B (LDCE Quota) is under consideration and it is decided these LDCE Quota SDEs will be considered only for look after arrangement in DE cadre. But the final seniority will be decided after the final Judgement given by the Hon'ble Supreme Court and thereafter only DE Adhoc or regular promotions can be made.

CPSU Cadre Hirearchy - 17/01/2018 :

Dear Comrades,
Honorouble CAT Ernakulam vacated the stay on approval of CPSU Cadre Hirearchy proposal and allowed BSNL Board to take decision and publish it. The MA dismissed accrodingly.

Now it is the right time to vigorously pursue with the BSNL Management to set right the damages caused by SNEA to the agreed proposals of Khan Committee Report.

Meeting with DDG (Estt.) DoT (10/01/2018):

a) GS, President met DDG (Estt.) DoT and discussed regarding revision of pension for BSNL pensioners. We requested to consider revision of BSNL pensioners de-linking with the revision of pay scale of BSNL Employees since, BSNL pensioners are no way related with the profit and losses of the BSNL. The pension contribution has already been paid to DoT during their service, so now there is no justification of linking revision of pension with pay revision. DDG (Estt.) mentioned that they are waiting for the decision on pay revision of BSNL executives and thereafter pension revision of BSNL pensioners will be processed. He explained the reason that incase the pension of the BSNL pensioners before 3rd PRC implementation on the basis of 2nd PRC is revised than the pension revision of the existing pensioners after 01.01.2017 will be lesser which will create anomaly. We explained that some formula has to be evolve by DOT to revise the pension and to avoid such anomalies. DDG (Estt.) assured to look into the matter.

b) Delay in settlement of pensionary benefits of BSNL pensioners who retired after July-2017 on the pretext of DoT letter dated 05.07.2017. We explained that against DoT letter dated 05.07.2017 stay order has been granted by Hon'ble CAT Jaipur in favor of 28 applicants and Hon'ble PB CAT New Delhi has also allowed the OA filed by AIBSNLEA requesting to quash the said order of DoT dated 05.07.2017. DDG (Estt.) mentioned that a clarification is being issued to BSNL and CCAs to settle all the pension cases on the basis of DoT letter dated 05.07.2017 immediately and the cases of the applicants in the court may be decided subject to outcome of the court cases. He assured to issue this instruction in next week itself. The 28 applicants in Jaipur CAT Bench has filed contempt of Court which will be heard in the next week and the judgement in Hon'ble PB CAT New Delhi is expected to be delivered in the next week.

Meeting with Shri A.N. Rai OSD to Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) 10/01/2018:

a) GS, president met Shri A.N. Rai OSD to Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) and discussed regarding implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL and revision of pension. OSD to Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) after detailed discussions appreciated our concern and mentioned that he will discuss the matter with the concern officers in DoT for an early decision in the matter and will bring in the kind notice of Hon'ble MOSC (I/C).

b) Creation of tower subsidiary and appointment of CMD:-
GS, president expressed their concern against the creation of tower subsidiary and appointment of CMD from DoT. OSD to Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) mentioned that he will discuss the matter with Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) and will apprised him our concern. He also advised us to meet the Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) and discuss the matter.

Meeting CMD BSNL (09/01/2018):

GS, President along with the representatives of All Unions and Associations of BSNL met CMD BSNL and expressed our resentment against the creation of Tower Subsidiary and appointment of JS (A)/DoT as the Chairman of the Subsidiary Company.

CMD BSNL mentioned that as per the Union Cabinet decision BSNL’s Tower Subsidiary creation work was under process and on 21st December BSNL Board decided to incorporate the name of Tower Subsidiary Company with the registrar of the Companies. But, appointment of CMD of the Tower Subsidiary was not in the agenda of the Board meeting. However, DoT has appointed JS (A) as the CMD Tower Subsidiary which was not in our notice.
Against this arbitrary action of the DoT/ Govt. Representatives of all Unions and Association of BSNL apprised CMD BSNL about their protest actions.

Meeting of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL” (08/01/2018):

Unanimous decisions taken in today’s (08/01/2018) meeting of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL” to intensify the struggles for achieving wage revision and for the ‘rolling back of the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company’.
“The All Unions and Associations of BSNL”, held it’s meeting at New Delhi today to discuss about the steps to be taken for intensifying the struggles for the settlement of 3rd Pay Revision and to ensure the ‘rolling back of the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company’. The meeting was attended by the General Secretaries / Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, BTEU, SEWA BSNL, AIGETOA, BSNL MS, TEPU, BSNL ATM and TOA BSNL. The meeting was presided over by Com. K. Jayaprakash, GS, FNTO. The following decisions are taken unanimously for intensifying the struggles to achieve the demands.
Struggle programme:
(1) Whole day satyagraha for 5 days from 30.01.2018. The starting of the satyagraha will be marked by the paying of ‘shradhanjali’ at Gandhi Samadi at New Delhi on 30.01.2018, by the leaders of the “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL”.
(2) ‘Indefinite Work According to Rule’ from 30.01.2018.
(3)  Massive “March to Sanchar Bhawan” on 28.02.2018.
(4) Leaders of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL” will take all out efforts to meet Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, the Secretary DoT and CMD BSNL, within a week’s time.
(5) The meeting entrusted to Com. G.L. Jogi, Leader, SNEA, and to Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, with the responsibility of exploring possibilities to take legal action to roll back the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company.
(6) A Steering Committee consisting of the General Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA and AIBSNLEA is formed to monitor the struggles.
(7) Meeting the leaders of political parties and Central Trade Unions, by 30.01.2018, to mobilise support in favour of the demands of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL”.
Charter of demands
(1)   Settle:-
            (a)   3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment from 01.01.2017.
            (b)   Settle pension revision.
            (c)   Settle left-out issues of the 2nd PRC.
(2)   Roll back the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company.
(3)   No reduction in the retirement age from 60 to 58 and no VRS. 

Tower Subsidiary Formation: Countrywide Protest Demonstration on 08.01.2018

Government is going ahead with the formation of Tower subsidiary formation irrespective of the strong opposition from the employees. It was told that it will be subsidiary of BSNL but Government has now appointed a Chairman Cum Managing Director for the new Tower Subsidiary company, making its intentions clear, day by day.

To protest it, as an immediate response, all Unions and Associations have decided to hold demonstration throughout the country on 08.01.2018.
All are requested to ensure 100% participation in these demonstrations and make it a grand success.
Further course of action will be decided in the meeting of all the Unions and Assns scheduled for 08.01.2018.

CHQ NEWS (04/01/2018):

I) Shri N. Siva Salem, AS (T), DOT has been promoted as Special Secretary and posted in DOT as Special Secretary (T), DOT
GS, President, AGS (F) met Secretary (T), Special Secretary (T) , Joint Secretary (Admin), Member (S), Member (T), Member (F), Advisor (F) DDG(PM) and Director (PSU) and Greeted them on New Year 2018.
Meeting with Secretary (T):-Implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL and revision of pension of BSNL pensioners: During Curtsey call meeting we requested Secretary (T) for the implementation of 3rd PRC report in BSNL. We pleaded that we basically ere the employees of the DOT and under Govt. policy only we got absorbed in BSNL. Now on completion of the 10 years the pay revision of BSNL employees is a must at par with Govt. Employees.
Secretary (T) mentioned that I am aware of it and it is under consideration.
Special secretary (T) - We requested Spl. Secy. (T) for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL and revision of Pension of BSNL pensioners. SST mentioned that BSNL’s proposal on 3rd PRC is being given to a committee to examine for consideration in DoT. He further mentioned that matter is under consideration. Regarding pension revision of BSNL pensioners Spl. Secy. (T) agreed that BSNL, pensioners pension revision should not be delayed on the pretext of revision of pay scale in BSNL since the BSNL pensioners are no way related with the losses and profit of BSNL. He assured to discuss the matter with Member (S) for its early solution.
Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL:-On the issue of 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL, Spl. Secy.(T) DoT mentioned that the matter is under consideration in DoT and DoT is positive on this issue.

II) Meeting with Member (S) :-We requested member (S) for the consideration of pension revision of BSNL pensioners. Member (S) immediately discuss the matter with DDG (Estt.) DoT and the DDG (Estt) informed that the pension revision issue will be initiated after the revision of pay scales of BSNL Employees otherwise it will cause disparity and complications. After discussion with DDG (Estt.) Member (S) mentioned that he will discuss the matter with Spl. Secy.(T) and Jt. Secy. (Admn.) regarding revision of pay scales of BSNL Employees and accordingly he will take the necessary steps for the revision of pension of BSNL pensioners.

III) Meeting with Advisor (F) DoT:-We discussed with Advisor (F) DoT regarding non settlement of the pension cases of BSNL pensioners who retire July-2017 onwards on the pretext of DoT order dated 05.07.2017 wherein one additional increment granted on the same scale on functional promotion under EPP has been withdrawn by DoT. Against this AIBSNLEA filed the OA in the Hon’ble PB CAT New Delhi and Hon’ble PB CAT New Delhi has allowed AIBSNLEA OA to quash DoT letter dated 05.07.2017. Advisor (F) appreciated our concern and mentioned that he will direct the CCAs in the Circles to settle the pending cases after getting the undertaking subject the outcome of the Court cases from the concern employees and should settle their pension cases immediately.