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22.03.2018: Creation of Tower Subsidiary of BSNL – lunch hour demonstrations on 27-03-2018, against the government’s attempt to operationalise the Subsidiary Tower Company
A meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) was held yesterday the 22nd March,2018. Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, SEWA BSNL, BSNLMS, BSNLOA participated. The meeting reviewed the developments that had taken place after the meeting held on 24th February,2018 with the Hon’ble MoSC (I/C). It is observed that the government is moving fast to operationalise the Subsidiary Tower Company from the 1st of April, 2018, totally ignoring the strong opposition from the entire employees of BSNL.
In view of this, the meeting decided to launch agitational programme to stop the same. Decision is taken to conduct “lunch hour demonstrations” on 27th March, 2018, in front of Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi, as well as at circle and SSA head quarters throughout the country. A memorandum, opposing the Subsidiary Tower Company will be submitted to the Hon’ble MoSC(I/C) at Sanchar Bhawan. Same memorandum will be submitted to the respective CGMs and the state governors, to be forwarded to the MoSC (I/C).
All the Circle Secretaries stationed at New Delhi are requested to assemble at Sanchar Bhawan, Ashoka Road along with their members to participate in the demonstration. Neighbouring Circle Secretaries like UP (West), Haryana and Rajasthan are requested to participate in the demonstration at Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi along with as many as maximum possible members to make the program a grand success.
Rest all the Circle / District Secretaries are requested to observe the Lunch Hour Demonstration on 27.03.2018 as scheduled by All Unions and Associations of BSNL.
|21.03.2018: Status on creation of Tower Subsidiary of BSNL:
It is reliably learnt that DoT has directed BSNL managemnt to hold BSNL Board meeting with in three days to ratify the DoT order regarding appointment of Shri Amit Yadav, Jt. Secretray (Admn), DoT as CMD, BSNL TowerCo and to make it operational from 01.04.2018. Now, BSNL Unions and Associations will decide further course of action shortly.
|21.03.2018: Meeting with Joint Secretary (Admn):
GS and AGS (DR) met JS (Admn), DoT and discussed regarding:
A 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL: On our query regarding DoT efforts for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL as assured by Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) in the meeting held with All Unions and Associations of BSNL on 24.02.2018. JS (Admn) confirmed that the recommendations of DoT on BSNL’s proposal has been sent to DPE to seek the opinion for further action in this regard. He opined that DPE will advise to go to the Union Cabinet for getting the relaxation in the affordability Clause of 3rd PRC for BSNL. Thereafter, further action will be taken.
B Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL: JS (Admn) informed that the reply to his queries has been received today from BSNL which he raised in the BSNL Board meeting on 9th February 2018. We requested him to consider our suggestions for the betterment of BSNL’s proposal on CPSU Hierarchy. He assured to look into the matter. He further opined that BSNL should continue to hold CPCs to fill-up the vacant post as per the existing system till the time CPSU Cadre Hierarchy is implemented.
|21.03.2018: Meeting with Director (PSU), DoT
GS and AGS (DR) met Director (PSU), DoT and discussed regarding:
A 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL: On our query regarding DoT efforts for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL as assured by Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) in the meeting held with All Unions and Associations of BSNL on 24.02.2018. Director (PSU) informed that Secretary (T) has already discussed the matter with Secretary (DPE) and the recommendations of DoT on BSNL’s proposal has been sent to DPE to seek the opinion for further action in this regard.
B Implementation of E2 and E3 pay scales against E1A and E2A and subsequent up-gradation of IDA pay scales in BSNL. Director (PSU) informed that the matter has been sent to DOE for consideration of the BSNL’s proposal. He further mentioned that in case, the approval comes from DoE it will be applicable for replacement of E1A by E2, E2a by E3 and subsequent up-gradation of E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7, in view of the chain reaction and to avoid litigations.
C Restructuring of AD (OL) cadre: We requested to give clearance to the BSNL proposal on restricting of AD (OL) cadre. Director (PSU) informed that as per the advice of DoT internal finance the matter has been sent to DPE for comments on BSNL proposal.
D NITI Ayog recommendations on sale of ITI and BSNL in the month of January 2017: In this regard, Director (PSU) informed that to sell out ITI, today it is in agenda of Union Cabinet. Regarding BSNL, so far no such moment is there.
|21.03.2018: Meeting with DDG (Estt)
GS & AGS (DR) met DDG (Estt), DoT and discussed regarding:
A Pension revision of BSNL pensioners: We requested DDG (Estt) to initiate the proposal of pension revision of BSNL pensioners as assured by the Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) in the meeting held with All Unions and Associations of BSNL on 24.02.2018. In this connection DDG (Estt) appreciated our letter dated 16.03.2018. However, he mentioned that the financial implications to Govt. on revision of pension need to be worked out by DoT before initiating the proposal as directed by the Secretary (T). He advised us to submit some concrete information about executives and non-executives with examples in the higher scale i.e. E3, E4, E5 and NE9 to NE12 and % increase on revision of pension by minimum and maximum fixation. We assured him to provide the same with examples.
B Withdrawal of additional increment on post based promotion under EPP: We inquired about the DoT’s stand on the judgment of Hon’ble CAT on withdrawal of additional increment on post based promotion under EPP. He mentioned that DoT has decided to go for an appeal to the next higher court and a letter is being issued to respective CCA in this regard.
|20.03.2018: Meeting with CMD, BSNL:
GS, President , FS and AGS(F) met CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding.
a) Holding of CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-A and Group- B level posts: We requested CMD, BSNL to consider for holding of CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-A and Group-B level posts i.e. about 10000 SDE (T), 3000 DE, 400 DGM (Engg.), 1000 AO, 1000 CAO, 40 DGM (F), 150 SDE (E), 50 EE (E) 20 SE(E), 65 SDE(C), 300 EE(C), 40 SE(C) and SDE/AGM/DGM posts of Telecom. Factories. We pleaded that all these posts can be filled up by conducting CPCs subject to outcome of Court cases since there is no stay order on promotions except few cases. CMD advised to discuss the matter with Dir (HR) to put up the case for an early decision.
b) Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy: We requested CMD BSNL for sending of early reply to the queries of Govt. Nominee Board of Directors raised in the BSNL Board meeting. CMD assured an early action in this regard. We further requested that CPSU cadre hierarchy approval from BSNL Board and clearance from DoT may continue simultaneously with issuing promotion orders through CPSEs. CMD assured to look into the matter.
c) Implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgements on TES Group-B seniority: We requested CMD BSNL for early implementation of the Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgement on TES Group-B seniority where no financial implication will arise and to avoid contempt of Court. CMD assured to look into the matter.
d) Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL: We requested CMD BSNL to use his good office for the implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL as assured by Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) in the meeting held on 24.02.2018. CMD mentioned that as assured by Hon’ble MOSC (I/C), DoT is taking up the matter with DPE to suggest the way for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL. He advised to discuss the matter with Secretary (T) for an early settlement.
|20.03.2018: Meeting with GM(FP) BSNL CO.
GS, President met GM(FP), BSNL CO, and discuss regarding:-
a) CPCs to fill up the vacant DGM(F), CAO and AO vacant posts: We requested to initiate CPCs to fill up the vacant posts of DGM(F), CAO and AOs. GM(FP) mentioned that the proposal to fill up about 40 DGM(F) vacant posts has been sent to GM(Pers) office for clearance thereafter only further action will be taken. Regarding AO to CAO CPC GM(FP) mentioned that the similar action will be taken on AO to CAO promotion as decided by Pers. Cell for SDE to SE promotion. CPC from JAO to AO. GM(FP) informed that matter is pending in the Hon’ble High Court Karnataka on JAO seniority issue after getting the clearance the CPC will be conducted.
b) Consideration of tenure/ request transfers of AOs/ CAOs and DGM(F): We requested for the consideration of tenure/request transfers of AOs/ CAOs/DGM (F) and some transfer modification cases. GM(FP) after detailed discussions assures to look into the matter.
|20.03.2018: GS writes to Sh. Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL regarding unnecessary expenditure of BSNL in filing appeal in the Hon’ble Apex court against Hon’ble High Court of Kerala against the very righteous awarding of FR 22(1) (a) (1) pay fixation to the erstwhile Officiating-JTOs <<<Click here for letter>>>>|