REPORT ON SPECIAL GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLEA DHARWAD TELECOM DISTRICT BRANCH, HUBBALLI (KARNATAKA) HELD ON 11.04.2018.
The Special General Body Meeting of AIBSNLEA Dharwad Telecom District Branch, Hubballi (Karnataka) was held on 11.04.2018 at 15.00 hrs in the conference hall of office of the General Manager, Dharwad Telecom District, Hubballi. The meeting was presided over by the District President Com. Vijayakumar Mandi. The meeting was attended by Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Com. S.K.Hiremath, AIBSNLEA Circle Secretary, Bangalore, Com. V.V. Kulkarni, District Secretary, Com. R.B.Athani, Ex-AGS CHQ AIBSNLEA, Senior Officers and comrades in large number from all cadres. Retired BSNL Officers and their leaders were also present during the meeting. The Conference Hall was jam packed with the comrades.
At the outset, Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, briefly narrated about the struggles of AIBSNLEA for the last many years for getting better promotion aspects, better scales and better working conditions to the executives working in BSNL.
Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, regarding implementation of 3rd PRC, told that DPE is likely to send its reply to DOT this week and after receiving the report from DPE, Hon’ble Minister of Communications will take up the matter in the Union Cabinet for the relaxation in affordability clause of 3rd PRC report. He informed that due to the opposition of the Associations and Unions of BSNL, implementation of Sam Pitroda recommendations like VRS to one lakh employees, 30% disinvestment, unbundling of copper conductor etc, which were fatal to the existence of BSNL, were not implemented in BSNL.
In his speech, Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, explained in detail how the huge reserves of Rs.36,000/- crores of BSNL swallowed by the Government though wrong policies and made BSNL a loss making/sick PSU. He stressed the need for always to be vigilant and cautious to protect the interest of BSNL. He advocated the utmost unity and co-operation among the Associations and Unions, to defeat the anti-BSNL moves of the Government. He told that DOT is always showing step mother attitude towards BSNL and as an example he quoted that DOT is charging Pension Contribution on the maximum of the Pay-scale instead of on actual pay drawn, which is affecting the exchequer of the BSNL badly. He told that he brought this fact to the notice of Hon’ble Minister during his recent meeting and Minister immediately ordered the Secretary, DOT to look into the matter for taking corrective measures in this regard.
Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, in his address regretted that many Comrades are going to Courts regarding their promotions without any valid grounds, which resulted in delay in conducting DPC/CPC for promoting the executives to the higher posts/cadres. He also discussed about the FR (22)(1) (a)(i) fixation issue, restructuring of AD OL cadre, etc. Lastly, Com. Prahalad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, had interaction session with the Comrades for clarifying their doubts.
Com. S.K. Hiremath, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Karnataka Telecom Circle, Bangalore also addressed the Comrades. In his address he told that Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, is constantly pursuing the implementation of 3rd PRC with Government and assured that we are definitely going to get 3rd PRC with 15% fitment.
Comrade R.B. Athani, Ex-AGS, CHQ also addressed the gathering. The meeting was conducted by Comrade R.L. Mudrabhat, Member, CEC. The meeting was concluded with vote of thanks by Com. V.V.Kulkarni, District Secretary followed by the National Anthem.
Com. PrahladRai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, was felicitated by the leaders of other unions/ associations of Hubballi during the meeting.
Com. Prahald Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA along with Com. S.K. Hiremath, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, KTK Circle met the family of departed Comrade late Shri B. Ravindranath, Ex Finance Secretary, CHQ and consoled the family members during his visit to Hubballi and he handed over the Cheque from welfare fund to the family.
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