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Messages updated during the month of  Oct 2017

18-10-2017


13-10-2017

Our letter to Hon Prime Minster dated 21.08.2017 on 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment--- DoT replies:

DoT categorically denied the 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefits to BSNL employees due to losses.

DoT reply on the letter to Hon PM

13-10-2017

Next Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting will be held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha on 15th and 16th December, 2017. Accommodation will be available from 14th A/N to 17th morning. CHQ office bearers to reach by 14th evening itself. Make reservations accordingly. Notice will be issued separately.

12-10-2017

BSNL Board meeting on 12.10.2017:

It is learnt that BSNL Board meeting held on 12.10.2017 discussed the following issues:

a) Balance sheet and accounts for 2016-17 approved. Details will be updated.

b) On 3rd PRC, AS(T)/DoT, the Govt nominee strongly opposed the proposal citing Cabinet decision and affordability clause.

It is learnt that Govt (DoT) has informed BSNL that since BSNL is insipient sick CPSU as per DPE, 3rd Pay Revision cannot be considered at all. Now the question is whether Board is competent to taken a decision in this condition?

c) 2% increase in the Superannuation benefits: Govt nominee is having reservation on this also on financial implications.

d) SDE RR amendment: Board didn’t agreed to the proposal for withdrawing it from Board agenda. RR amendment is within the powers of Management Committee and BSNL proposed to withdraw it from Board.

These issues as well as other HR issues will be again considered in the next Board meeting on 24.10.2017.

12-10-2017

View Corporate Office orders:
Vigilance clearance for Foreign tour reg.

11-10-2017

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Modified and Final Seniority List in SDE (Civil) Grade in supersession of BSNL Seniority dated 16-06-2006 reg.

11-10-2017

Meeting of Remuneration Committee of BSNL Board:

The Remuneration Committee of BSNL Board consisting of Prof Dasthana/Chairman, Smt Sujata Rao/Ex IAS officer and Extl Board member, Smt Sujata T Ray/DIR(HR) and Smt Padma Iyer Kaul/DDG and Board member from DoT met today afternoon and discussed the following items. BSNL made detailed presentations to the Remuneration Committee.

a) Proposal for 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment.

b) Proposal for 2% hike in Superannuation benefits in addition to 3%.

The recommendations of the Remuneration Committee will be placed before the Full Board meeting, tomorrow morning.

11-10-2017

All Unions and Associations of BSNL served notice for trade union actions to secretary/DoT and CMD/BSNL. 

BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, AIGETOA, SEWA BSNL, BSNL MS, BSNL OA, ATM and TEPU signed the notice.

Demands:

1) Settle 3rd PRC with 15% fitment and left out issues of 2nd PRC

b) No Subsidiary Tower Company.

Agitation programme:

a. Lunch Hour demonstration on 16.10.2017 at BSNL CO, Circle/ SSA HQs.

b. "Human Chain" on 16.11.2017 at BSNL CO, Circle/ SSA HQs.

c. Two days strike on 12th and 13th December, 2017.

d. If the issues are not settled, indefinite strike will be organized.

Notice for Trade Union actions

11-10-2017

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11-10-2017

All Circle/SSA Secretaries are to take immediate action to submit the list of Circle/SSA Office bearers to the respective Circle CGMs/SSA Heads for sanctioning new mobile connection with all India CUG. BSNLCO order for mobile connection is available in the website.  

10-10-2017

10-10-2017

View Corporate Office Orders:
Preparation for e-DPC - Requirement of Screening Report and APAR of all AGMs /  DEs working on regular basis - reg.      View List Of AGMs / DEs. 

Tenure transfer orders of SDE (Telecom) - reg.

10-10-2017

Meeting with Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD/BSNL and Smt Sujata T Ray, DIR(HR), BSNL on 09.10.2017.

JF leaders met CMD/BSNL and DIR(HR) on 09.10.2017 and held discussions on approval of E2 and E3 pay scales by DoT as recommended by BSNL. The note sent by DoT to the office of Hon Minister is negative, justifying their decision for lowering the pay scales. JF strongly demanded the urgent intervention of CMD and DIR(HR) to convince DoT to approve the BSNL proposal of E1A to E2 and E2A to E3 w.e.f 01.01.2007. If DoT is taking any precipitatory action, JF will be forced to prepone the agitation programms from 30.10.2017, JF informed CMD.

Both of them assured that they are taking necessary steps to convince the Ministers office and to get the BSNL proposal of E2 and E3 approved by the Hon Minister. 

10-10-2017

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09-10-2017

Developments of E2, E3 pay scales:

It is learnt that DoT has sent a very negative note to the Hon MoSC office, fully justifying the Presidential order issued by DoT on 28.03.2017, lowering the pay scales from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2. Minister office called the file and sought the status of the case from DoT due to the continuous efforts of JF. AS(T)/JS(T) prepared the note themselves and submitted it to MoSC office directly. They had cited mainly affordability clause, huge expenditure, wrongly quoted BSNL proposal etc to justify it. DoT want to inform BSNL to implement the PO, the note says.

Comrades JF is trying to convince the Minister through various sources, through CMD and DIR(HR) and through political sources. However we should be at the highest level of organizational preparedness. The issue reached a crucial stage now.

All our CS/SSA/Branch Secretaries should mobilise the Joint Forum to start the organizational programmes on 30.10.2017. In case of urgency, we should be fully prepared to start the agitations even prior to 30.10.2017.


09-10-2017

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06-10-2017

View Corporate Office orders:
Policy for provision of GSM Mobile Service connection to the Officer Bearers of the Recognized Association reg..
Retention / Re allotment in the grade of DGM Finance reg.
Representation received from (LICE / LDCE) SC/ST candidates regarding review-Denial for promotion Reg.
DE Regular promotion from Deputy manager reg.

06-10-2017

GS writes to GM(SR) regarding enrollment of new members who are not the member of any Association and their subscription deduction from salary.

GS letter to GM(SR)

06-10-2017

View Corporate Office Orders:
Correction of Name /  DoB - Seniority No. /  Staff No. of executives in SDEs (T) Seniority List - reg
Inter Circle transfer of DE - Reg
Inter Circle transfer of SDE Telecom - Reg 

05-10-2017

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05-10-2017

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05-10-2017

JF leaders were called by the concerned officers for discussion on the various issues raised in our letter dated 23.08.2017 and 14.09.2017 and we had a detailed discussion with the management on 04.10.2017.

a) Purchase of Cordless Phone: We reiterated our objection on purchase as BSNL will not be able to procure quality material and it will not help to retain the customers. Instead of this, BSNL should procure materials like dropwire and other materials to maintain the external plant, fault free. Focus should be on improving the external plant, instead of equipments at customer premises. For this, SSA heads should be enpowered to procure materials like jumper wire, UY connector, CT Boxes etc. Business Area concept taken away the powers of small SSA heads, TDMs or TDEs. First their financial powers are to be restored. Management agreed to consider our suggestions.

b) Free Call Diversion Facility from Land Phone to Mobile: Management welcomed our suggestions and assured early actions.

c) Empanelment of vendors and no procurement of modems: It is informed that management seriously considered this demand from us and decision is already taken:

i) for empanelment of vendors.

ii) to procure quality/branded modems only and if required, tender document will be amended/modified for that purpose.

We further stressed that purchase, if at all required should be restricted to branded items with additional features, 3G inbuilt data card etc with latest software. Management agreed to consider this points also.

d) Empanelment of EPBTs and incorporating memory and Information handling facility in EPBTs: After discussion management agreed for empanelment of vendors for EPBTs also. During new procurement and empanelment, the demand for EPBT with memory also will be considered positively.

04-10-2017

Historic decision taken in the all Union and Association meeting, held at New Delhi on 04.10.2017.

Historic decision is taken in the all Union & Association meeting held at New Delhi on 04.10.2017

a) to settle 3rd PRC and left out issues of 2nd PRC

b) to stop the Subsidiary Tower Company.

General Secretaries/Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, AIGETOA, SEWA BSNL, BSNL MS, BSNL OA, ATM and TOA BSNL participated in the meeting. Detailed discussion took place, on the ways and means to strengthen unity. After detailed discussion, unanimous decision was taken to orginise the struggle in the single banner of All Unions and Associations of BSNL.

The meeting unanimously decided the following agitation programme:

1. Lunch Hour demonstration on 16.10.2017 at BSNL CO, Circle/ SSA HQs.

2. "Human Chain" on 16.11.2017 at BSNL CO, Circle/ SSA HQs.

3. Two days strike on 12th and 13th December 2017. Even then issues are not resolved the indefinite strike will be organized till the demands are materialised. 

04-10-2017

Today JF leaders met PGM(Pers) and other officers and discussed various HR issues which are pending at BSNL Board level.
1) 3rd PRC: It was informed that Board meeting is scheduled on 12-10-2017 and 3rd PRC will placed for approval.

2) Additional 2% superannuation benefit: Addition 2% SAB (making the total as 5%) will also discussed in Board meeting.

3) Notification of SDERR: JF Leaders again requested for notification of SDERR as the same has already been approved by MC and approval of MC is sufficient for amendment of RRs. It was informed that  based on the inputs submitted by us and the earlier discussion with DIR(HR), BSNL taken upo the matter with DoT to withdraw the proposal of SDE RR amendment from the purview of Board. Now DoT agreed to discuss this matter in the next Board meeting. If Board allows for withdrawal, then based on approval of MC, SDE RR amendment will be notified.
4. With regard to IR application at Hon Supreme Court, a meeting will be held with senior lawyer at the level of Director(HR) to ensure resolution of the issue.

04-10-2017

Unanimous decisions taken in the all union / association meeting held at New Delhi on 04-10-2017.... View.

04-10-2017

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04-10-2017

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03-10-2017

All Unions and Associations are meeting today at 11 am to discuss the strategies and agitation programs on 3rd PRC and Tower subsidiary company.

03-10-2017

Joint Forum writes to Hon Minister of State for Communications seeking intervention to approve the standard pay scales of E2 and E3 w.e.f 01.01.2007 as recommended by BSNL by replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A. The Presidential order issued by DoT on 28.03.2017 demoted thousands of BSNL Executives as their pay scales lowered from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2.

Joint Forum writes to Secretary, DoT and CMD, BSNL regarding postponement of agitation programmes on E2, E3 pay scales to 30.10.2017.

Joint Forum writes to CMD, BSNL regarding postponement of trade union programmes on HR issues to 30.10.2017.

Joint Forum letter to Hon MoSCJoint Forum letter to Secretary/DoT and CMD/BSNL Joint Forum letter to CMD/BSNL

03-10-2017

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02-10-2017

Editorial

Rock like unity and extraordinary organizational preparedness is just the need of the hour to successfully face unprecedented emerging challenges that potentially threaten to tear apart our Beloved Company and jeopardize our career growth. Emerging challenges on all fronts are of incredibly threatening magnitude, calling for never before witnessed united and cohesive response.

Strenuous and untiring efforts to find tangible results towards resolution of HR issues whose resolution has become a daunting and herculean task, in view of unimaginable complexity assumed by them because of numerous reasons, many of which well beyond the control of this Association as well as Joint Forum, are painstakingly under way. Most of these HR issues, like E2 and E3 scales, Time bound functional promotion (CPSU Hierarchy), E1A and E2A for Civil/Electrical etc, 1st TBP etc etc., have been awaiting resolution over considerable period of time, some even lingering on from 10 to 15 years. Inordinate delay in resolution of these have made them terribly complex and this explains why resolution of these issues is taking time and is likely to take some more time.  Because of the nature of the complexities involved, management and the Association are finding it extremely difficult to come out of the existing gridlock which at times appears to be virtually insurmountable.

Nonetheless, extreme intricacy associated with resolution of these issues, has not and is not going to undermine in any way the confidence of the Joint Forum leadership and dilute its determination to come out of the impasse as quickly as possible. We all are undoubtedly and unquestionably passing through the most turbulent times ever witnessed by this Association, and this, itself, calls for a very resolute, unrelenting and unwavering unified response from each one of us, response never seen before. Comrades, I personally feel that this is the most challenging and testing time for us all, particularly the Central Leadership of the Joint Forum, and thus make an impassioned appeal to the rank and file of this Association to close in their ranks and lend exemplary support in all ways to enable the leadership to sail through the rough waters to the shores and I have just not an iota of doubt about the strength and conviction of our Comrades to fight back valiantly.

Even though Membership Verification has given us an advantage to discuss and sort the issues independently with the management, but the Management has not been able to capitalize on huge advantage of ending the multiplicity of Associations because of its indecisiveness, complete lack of focus and getting distracted towards letting loose repressive measures, that have never helped in restoring industrial peace, rather than single-mindedly focussing towards resolution of issues. Management must recognize and realize, as quickly as possible, and this is going to be in the interests of the Company, that repressive measures are not going to yield any results. Management cannot browbeat us in any way whatsoever through such counterproductive measures. This message is loud and clear. They can try even harsher repressive measures but that is not going to help at all. Such draconian measures give us added strength, confidence and conviction towards our journey to secure justice. So, let us completely ignore such reprehensible measures and continue out crusade towards justice.

When persistent, honest and painstaking persuasion fails to make management see reason and make any impact on it, it compels the leadership of the representative Association, even though it is highly reluctant to take recourse to such actions but nonetheless has greatest responsibility because of the mandate it got to get the issues resolved, to launch protest actions which is its legitimate right and cannot be suppressed or snatched away by any kind of repressive measures. We were thus forced to take recourse to protest actions, and these actions set the ball rolling which was otherwise holed up. Today, we find very definite and perceptible movement towards resolution of our issues because of industrial actions that we were coerced to resort to and which have had their desired impact. The momentum that has been generated by our struggle and the sense of urgency that is clearly visible now to address the issues is inescapable.  

The Management, sensing the urgency, started seriously working on issues, especially finding some workable solutions to the prolonged deadlock in our functional career growth. Brainstorming and mindboggling exercise is underway to expeditiously put in place a robust and time tested mechanism for our functional career growth, the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. Our strenuous and honest efforts to get post based promotions also did not yield expected results because of continuing legal stalemate. The only plausible and comprehensive solution lies in introducing CPSU Hierarchy as quickly as possible and this is also not going to be an easy task given complex nitty gritties relating to the mechanism to be sorted out. The huge expectations of our membership and the complexities involved in working out a uniform promotion policy for all the wings/streams, the contradictions between batches/cadres/wings etc taking more time to finalise the policy. We sincerely hope, believe and trust that the management will find breakthrough in this direction as quickly as possible and not force us yet again to restart our deferred programs of organizational actions. Even though CMD and DIR(HR) stand firmly committed to roll out this badly delayed mechanism as quickly as possible, yet we have to keep our fingers crossed and maintain highest level of organizational preparedness to face any eventuality at a very short notice. Extraordinary solidarity and unity is just the need of the hour.

  

There are then issues, to say the least, of even greater paramount significance to be got implemented like 3rd PRC in totality and then there are other core issues of highest significance like safeguarding the existing composite structure of BSNL by defeating the sinister move of the Government to disintegrate the company by giving birth to so called subsidiary companies in the name of this and that. Such larger issues having serious ramifications need a united struggle of the entire work force. These fundamental and core issues relating to viability and continued growth of BSNL and our future as well need protracted united struggles of biggest dimensions since policy decision of the Govt has to be reversed and this calls for rock like unity and extraordinary level of organizational preparedness. Never before have been the challenges so daunting and threats to existence of BSNL so deadly.

Remember, “When the going gets tough, the tough ones get going”.