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17-10-2019

After AUAB meeting with CMD, DIR(HR) and DIR(CM), AUAB decided to defer tomorrow’s Hunger Strike:

CMD and Directors invited AUAB for discussions. In the morning discussions held with Director (HR) and Director(CM) followed by meeting with the CMD at 3 PM. In the meeting with CMD and AUAB, CMD assured to make the salary payment by 23.10.2019. Further CMD informed that Govt is taking very positive steps for the Revival of BSNL irrespective of objections from various quarters and it is in the advanced stage. At this stage going for agitation may weaken the efforts of Secretary/DoT and CMD, CMD informed AUAB. In view of the developments, CMD and Directors appealed to withdraw tomorrow’s Hunger Strike. Considering the appeal from the new CMD, Director(HR) and the developments on Revival plan, AUAB decided to defer tomorrow’s Hunger Strike.

After observing the developments during next week, AUAB will decide the future course of action in the meeting scheduled on 30.10.2019. 


15-10-2019
CP,CS,VP and CWC Member Com.A.S.Sundara Rajan met DGM (HR&A) on 10.10.2019 and discussed the following issues:
Pending E5-E6 TBP order:
DGM informed that already orders issued for the officers who are holding DGM(Adhoc). Another list for 50 officers, the DPC is over and the orders would be released by this weekend. For the left out cases the DPC would be convened and the orders would be released at the earliest.
Pending E2-E3 TBP order:
DGM informed that the APARs and Service particulars are being received. DPC would be convened and the orders would be released at the earliest.
Transfer cases of SDEs/DEs also discussed. The temporary Transfer case of JTOs were also discussed.

15-10-2019

AUAB gives call for hunger strike on 18-10-2019 - make the programme a resounding success.

A meeting of the AUAB was held today. SNEA, BSNLEU, NFTE, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, SEWA, SNATTA, BSNLMS, AIBSNLOA, BSNLOA, TEPU, TOA BSNL and BEA attended the meeting. The meeting expressed its serious resentment over the non-payment of the September salary. Non-payment of contract/casual workers wages for the past 8 months, non-payment of electricity bills, the misleading reports appearing in the media that BSNL would be closed down etc, were seriously viewed by the meeting. After indepth discussion, it was decided to organise one day hunger strike on 18-10-2019, to be participated by the General Secretaries, Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries at the Corporate Office, Circle and SSA levels respectively. Together with this, lunch hour demonstrations are to be organised at all the places on same day, involving the entire Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL. The meeting also taken a decision to approach all Unions and Associations which were not able to participate in the meeting held on 11.10.2019. The AUAB will again meet on 21.10.2019, to decide about the future course of action.

Demands

1. Immediate payment of the September salary. Timely payment of salary every month.

2. Payment of contract/casual workers wages, electricity bills, rentals etc.

3. Revival of BSNL by immediate allocation of 4G spectrum, extension of financial assistance/ soft loan and approval for BSNL’s Land Monetisation policy.

4. Settlement of 3rd Pay Revision, Pension Revision and 30% Superannuation benefits.

5. Payment towards Banks, LIC premium, Societies, GPF etc.


15-10-2019

SNEA served Notice for Trade Union actions demanding immediate implementation of the BSNL Board decision, “BSNL Executive Promotion Policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules 2017” approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018, w.e.f. 01.07.2018 having no financial implications – a decision of Bangalore CWC meeting.

Demands:

1. Implement “BSNL Executive Promotion Policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules-2017” approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018, w.e.f. 01.07.2018 for bringing Parity and Uniformity in Promotions among different streams, strictly as per the Terms and Condition for absorption in BSNL.

2. No reduction of posts by restructuring of BSNL till the implementation of the new Promotion Policy, BEPPARR 2017. Issue promotion orders to all the eligible Executives w.e.f. 01.07.2018 onwards, before the implementation of VRS and restructuring of BSNL.

Programs:

04.11.2019 to 08.11.2019: RELAY HUNGER FAST at BSNLCO by CHQ Office Bearers and Circle Secretaries.

If the issues are not settled, Association will resort to INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST at BSNLCO from 11.11.2019 onwards without any further notice.

This proposal will not put any Financial burden on BSNL but reduces the Financial burden. BSNL is not ready to implement Such proposal also to motivate the executives.

All CHQ Office Bearers and CSs should reach New Delhi positively on 03.11.2019. Details may be given to the AGSs at HQ.

Other OBs and activists participating in the Hunger fast should reach Delhi on 04th morning. Information may be given to the AGSs through the CSs.

NB: In case the Revival Plan is not getting through as expected by Diwali and AUAB decides for agitations, our agitations will be rescheduled from the date of AUAB agitations to join the AUAB programs.

Notice for Trade Union actions from 04.11.2019  Notice for Trade Union actions from 04.11.2019(PDF)

02-10-2019
As per the directions of Unions and Associations of BSNL, the Lunch hour demonstration held on 01.10.2019 at Annaroad Telephone Exchange. The meeting was presided over by Com.R.Srinivasan AIBSNLEA President. Com.P.Charles CS/SNEA, Com.J.Badrinarayanan CS/AIBSNLEA and Com.M.Kanniappan CS/BSNLEU addressed the gathering. Vote of thanks delivered by Com.G.K.Saravanan ACS.



30-09-2019
SNEA, Chennai Telephones wishes all the staff who retired today on superannuation. Our special wishes to Com.J.Srinivasan DGM NWP-CM, Com.R.Mohan DE BSS KCM and Com.Vembuammal SDE Kalmandapam. We wish all of them a Happy, Peaceful and Happy retired life. Com.P.Charles CS felicitated Com.J.Srinivasan DGM NWP-CM.

30-09-2019

Protest Lunch Hour Demonstration on 01.10.2019

The Unions and Associations of BSNL is constrained to conduct a lunch hour demonstration on 01.10.2019 in protest against the non-payment of salary in time, non-payment of wages to contract workers, electricity bills, rentals etc and total ban on capital expenditure along with other issues related with Revival of BSNL.

Unions and Associations further demanded that if BSNL is not able to pay the salary, Govt should pay the salary to all BSNL employees being the Principal Employer and owner of the company.

Charter of Demands

1. Immediate allotment of 4G Spectrum and Land Monetization.

2. Payment of Salary to BSNL employees on due date by BSNL or DoT.

3. Payment of wages to contract workers, payment of electricity and rental charges.

4.    Implementation of 3rd Pay Revision.

5.  Honour the Commitments given by Union Cabinet in 2000 to ensure Financial viability of BSNL:

i) Financial support for loss making Rural Exchanges.

ii) Extend soft loan to BSNL/ Sovereign Guarantee for it’s capital expenditures.

iii) Remove the total ban on capital expenditure by BSNL. Allow field units capital expenditure, where revenue is assured.

6. No Retrenchment & No Roll Back of Retirement age to 58.

7. Payment of Pension Contribution by BSNL as per the Govt Rule.

We appeal to all the Unions & Associations and employees to join the protest demonstration on 01.10.2019

Notice

Lunch hour demonstration at Chennai would be held at Annaroad Telephone Exchange Building. All the members are requested to participate and ensure the success of the demonstration.

16-09-2019 CHQ News:

GS writes to Shri P K Purwar, CMD, BSNL: Delay in payment of salary for the month of August, 2019. Clarification required from the management about the fund availability by 13.09.2019. Lot of queries are receiving from the field units since morning that the fund for salary payment was available by 13.09.2019 but BSNL management deliberately not disbursed the salary on 13.09.2019 or 14.09.2019

GS letter to CMD

BSNL Revival --- it will be purely a Political decision:

As we reported several times, from the day one, Finance Ministry is opposing all the proposals in the BSNL Revival plan. Finance Ministry is of the view that BSNL cannot be revived and no revival package is required. Earlier PMO and Niti Ayog also had the same opinion but after our struggle and public opinion, they changed their stand and supporting the Revival plan for 4G allotment, land monetization and VRS. The proposal for formation of SPV to take over the loans to make BSNL a debt free company and the support for the Rural Telephone exchanges was rejected by the PMO.

DoT is waiting for the response from the Finance Ministry on the draft Cabinet Memo. Till Friday (13.09.19) evening, it is not received by DoT. As we reported last week, Finance Ministry response on the BSNL Revival proposal is not positive, they maintain their earlier stand and submitted the response for the approval of the Finance Minister. If Minister making any changes in the draft reply, it is a different matter.

Last two weeks, Finance Minister announced several concessions to various sectors but silent about the strategic Telecom sector. In other sectors lobbying may be effective but unfortunately in Telecom sector, all the operators are fighting each other for their survival.

According to sources, once the response from the Finance Ministry is received, DoT will make its views on those points and submit the proposal to the Cabinet for its consideration.

Ultimately, we can say BSNL Revival will be a political decision at highest level.


03-09-2019

GS writes to Shri. P. K Purwar, CMD, BSNL:

Central Working Committee meeting of Sanchar Nigam Executives’ Association (SNEA) held at Bangalore from 29th to 31st August, 2019 expressed serious concern over non-issuing of Adhoc DGM(T) promotions as there is no stay on promotions. 1150 DGM(T) vacancies are available now but the AGMs eligible for DGM promotion are only 1126. CWC urges BSNL management to take immediate steps to promote all the eligible AGMs to DGMs against the vacancies.


Resolutions passed in the Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting of SNEA held at Bangalore from 29th to 31st August, 2019.


3rd Pay Revision for the BSNL Employees and implementation of VRS with 3rd PRC as recommended by the Consultant, M/s IIM(A).


Superannuation Benefits to BSNL directly recruited employees.

23-08-2019
As notified, the emergency CEC meeting held on 22.08.2019 at SNEA Bhawan. Com.S.Radhakrishnan CP welcomed all and presided over the meeting. Com.P.Charles CS submitted the report for intervening period after Circle Conference. The report was adopted by one and all. Based on the discussions during the CEC, a resolution passed for submission to CWC, Bangalore. Vote of thanks delivered by Com.A.Vasantha Kumar CTr.

23-08-2019
As per All India call, Chennai AUAB held Lunch hour demonstration on 21.08.2019 at Annaroad Telephone Exchange against reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58 years. The LH demo meeting was presided over by Com.S.Radhakrishnan CP SNEA. Convenor AUAB Com.M.Kanniappan CS BSNLEU, Com.P.Charles CS SNEA and Com.J.Badrinarayanan CS AIBSNLEA addressed the gathering. Even though the LH demonstration was communicated in a short time, more employees have participated.


20-08-2019
Reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58 years.This is not only affecting those who are nearing retirement, the service of the entire work force, including the youngsters will come down by 2 years. In this case, there is no option for the employees like VRS.

This arbitrary decision is taken by the Govt and now pressurising the BSNL Board to approve it without any consultation with the real stake holders of the company, the employees. This is totally against the commitment given by the Union Cabinet in the year 2000, that Government rule will be applicable so far as the retirement of BSNL employees is concerned.

In view of this, we have to strongly protest against this arbitrary move to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years. Hence, SNEA and AUAB calls upon the entire Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL to hold lunch hour demonstrations tomorrow to protest against the proposed move of the BSNL Board to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58. Employees Unity only can save this company during this crisis period and we should be in the forefront to maintain the Unity. 

Our Chennai AUAB lunch hour demonstration will be held on 21.8.19 at ANNA ROAD TELEPHONE EXCHANGE COMPLEX(between 13.30hrs to 14.30 hrs). All COB, DS, CEC and SNEA members kindly attend and make the lunch hour demonstration a grand success.

14-08-2019
Particulars of long stay list of SDE/DE/DGM for the purpose of inter circle transfer.

14-08-2019
As per the instructions of our CHQ, an emergency CEC Meeting will be held on 22.08.2019 (Thurday) @1000 hrs at SNEA Bhawan to discuss Restructuring of BSNL, Proposal for reduction of retirement age to 58 , pension revision and strategies for next MV. Kindly obtain suggestion / opinion of our members in this regard. All the COBs, DSs, BSs and CEC / CWC Members are requested to attend the meeting and share the opinion of members to take resolution.

06-08-2019

Lunch hour demonstrations and gate meetings throughout the country, on 07th August, 2019 by AUAB:

Demands:

(1) Honouring the commitments given by the Union Cabinet in the year 2000, to ensure BSNL’s financial viability.

(a) Extend immediate financial support to BSNL, for the

maintenance of the services.

(b) Extend soft loan to BSNL for it’s capital expenditures.

(2) Remove the total ban imposed on capital expenditure by BSNL. Allow field units to carry out capital expenditure, where ever revenue is assured.

(3) No retrenchment. Honour the commitment given on job security at the time of formation of BSNL.

(4) Stop repressive actions for even legitimate trade union activities.

Comrades, the services are getting affected, connections are started disconnecting, revenue is coming down and by stopping all the capital works, new source of income also stopped. The Management decision to stop all the capital works will only accelerate the down fall of BSNL. Govt and BSNL management is not able to provide the required fund for maintaining the network. Thousands of crores of BSNL money is blocked in DoT on various accounts.

In this hour of crisis, if the employees remain silent, it will be the last nail on the coffin of BSNL.  

In Chennai Telephones the lunch hour demonstration would be held at O/o CGM, CHTD. All the COBs, DSs, BSs and members are requested to participate and ensure the viability of BSNL.