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15-10-2019

Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL Board: GS, President, and AGS (Finance) & FS met Director (Finance) BSNL Board and discussed regarding:-

(1) Disbursement of salary for the Month of September 2019:- We enquired Director (Finance) about the probable date of September 2019 Salary disbursement. Director (Finance) explained that BSNL is depending on its own collections for the disbursement of monthly salary. He mentioned that from the day to day collection, we have already paid TDS and EPF and we have to pay GST also. However, he assured that CMD/BSNL is taking best efforts for the disbursement of salary for the month of September 2019 before Deepawali.We expressed our serious concern about the non remittance of GPF contribution/recovery to the concerned CCAs resulting in demoralisation amongst the serving employees and retirees and retirees are not in a position to get their GPF settlement along with full interest. Director (Finance) appreciated our concern and mentioned that the BSNL Management has already remitted GPF dues upto July 2019 and we are trying to remit the dues for August and September 2019 before the  end of this month.

(2) Revival Package of BSNL :- We enquired about the status of BSNL Revival Package. Director (Finance) mentioned that the discussions are going on in the positive direction and we can expect the Cabinet approval in the 4th week of October 2019. 

(3) Request transfers in the cadre of Accounts Personnel: - We requested Director (Finance.) to consider the requests of the AOs who are working for more than two years in BSNL Corporate Office. Director (Finance) BSNL Board assured to look into the matter.

(4) Amendment in Deputation Policy: - We requested Director (Finance) to review the Deputation Policy in the background of present financial crunch of BSNL and in the angle of control of expenditure. So many executives in various Grades have applied for deputation to various Organizations and waiting for forwarding of their applications, we suggested that it is high time to amend the Deputation Policy and forward the eligible applications to the concern Organizations since BSNL Management is struggling for timely disbursement of salary to BSNL employees. Director (Finance) agreed with our suggestions and assured to discuss with the CMD BSNL for further action.

(5) Appointment of JAOs under DR quota: - We explained that DR JAO Probationers who have been allotted to West Bengal and ETP Circle Kolkata after completion of their 11 weeks pre-appointment training on 02.08.2019 were allowed to take over Charge as JAO on 12.8.2019 whereas in Other Circles DR JAO Probationers had been allowed to take over Charge on 05.8.2019 itself. Director (Finance) mentioned that the case is under process in the in the positive direction.

15-10-2019        

GS writes to The PGM (Pers.),BSNL Corporate Office regarding  request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Chief Account officer/ Account officer

<<<Click here for letter>>>

11-10-2019

Meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) at New Delhi:-

The scheduled meeting of AUAB held today at 1.30 pm at NFTE Office, New Delhi. The meeting was presided over by Com. C. Singh, the Chairman AUAB and GS NFTE. GS/ leaders of most of the Associations and Unions available at Delhi attended the meeting.

The Convenor AUAB and GS BSNLEU, Com. P. Abhimanyu welcomed all the participant leaders and requested the Chairman to discuss further. Com. Chairman welcomed all and delivered the presidential speech and thrust on the unity of all the Unions and Associations of BSNL. All should come under one umbrella to save BSNL.

After detailed discussions, it was felt that rest of the Unions and Associations of BSNL, those who did not participate in today’s meeting due to pre-occupancy may also be invited and brought under the umbrella of AUAB. Further, it has been unanimously decided that a Daylong Hunger Fast by AUAB at District level, Circle level and Corporate Office HQ by the respective DSs, CSs and GSs of all the Unions and Associations be conducted on 18.10.2019.

DEMANDS

   1. Immediate release of salary for the month of September 2019.

   2. Revival of BSNL:- Immediate financial support, Soft Loan, Land Monetization and allotment of 4G Spectrum to BSNL.

   3. Immediate remittance of recoveries from Salary to the respective organizations/ authorities.

   4. Implementation of 3rd Pay Revision. 

   5. Immediate revision of Pension.

   6. SAB with 30% benefit.

Detailed Trade Union Call Notice will be issued shortly.

On behalf of AIBSNLEA, AGS (Fin) Com. Rajpal Sharma and FS/ CHQ Com. Ramnath Chhabra attended the AUAB meeting since GS is out of HQ to attend the Circle conference of KTK Circle.

It was also decided to convene next meeting of AUAB on 21.10.2019 at 03.00 pm at SEWA BSNL Office, Eastern Court, New Delhi to decide the further course of action in this regard. In the meanwhile, all efforts should be made to contact and request rest of the Unions and Associations to come and join under one umbrella.

AUAB Zindabad  AIBSNLEA Zindabad    BSNL Zindabad   Our Unity Zindabad.

11-10-2019

Today Com.Subhasis Mitra,CS, Com.Tridip Chakraborty CP, and Com.Tarun Roy OS, met CGM/CTD at his chamber for courtesy call after Bijoya.

1) We discussed about the problems of Saltlake/Store security guard. We suggested that armed personnel may be debuted there for the purpose of guarding in the tune of crores of rupees. CGM appreciated our concern, but said that at present it is not possible due to the stand taken by BSNL CO. He said in future we may consider. In the mean time he said he will tell PGM/PLG to depute sufficient no. of gate personnel.

2) We discussed about the recent circular of BSNL CO for JCL & Security and requested him to see as much as possible security may be accommodated in some way or other. CGM acknowledged our view and told in presence of a clear cut order from BSNL CO our hands are tied but CTD administration will try to explore any possibilities in this regard.

3) Regarding the pending/arrear GPF contribution, we expressed the problems especially the agony of the retiring executives in not getting the full GPF amount. In this regard we requested him to take up the case with the Principal CCA/CTD & other competent authorities to resolve the issue immediately. CGM appreciated our concern and assured to look into the matter.

4) Problems at EZBC: We appraised CGM about the problems of EZBC after  amalgamation with CTD, EZBC executives are facing severe problems in GPF withdrawal. DoT Cell CTD are demanding the release order & LPC from them for sanctioning GPF withdrawal,which is not at all required. We requested CGM to look into the matter so that immediate sanction of GPF withdrawal to the applicant executives be issued. CGM assured us to look into the matter.

5)Press Release: We demanded that the CTD administration should issue a suitable press release for opposing the unsupported & unscrupulous rumour  about the closure of BSNL. CGM appraised that steps in this regard is already taken & it will be issued today itself.   <<<<< Click here for Press release >>>>>

                      Before leaving the room CGM requested us & all the employees as a whole to devote themselves in restoring the piled up faults on war footing basis in order to maintain and retain the customer base for the benefit of our Organisation.

Today CS,CP & OS met Sr.GM(Fin) & greeted him "SHUBHO BIJOYA" ,he reciprocated. After that we requested & discussed with him for some transfer & posting cases of accounts personnel. We also appraised about the GPF withdrawal problems of EZBC executives. He attentively listened & assured to look into the problems at the earliest. 

Today CS,CP & OS met GM (Vig) & greeted him "SHUBHO BIJOYA" .On our query he appraised us that CTD (Vig) sec is ready & updated with the Online Vigilence clearance in ERP portal to cope up with the instruction issued by BSNL CO owing to the possibility of mass VRS. 

Today CS,CP & OS met Sr.GM(HR) . After Bijoya greetings we took the opportunity to discuss the following:

1) Problem of guarding of saltlake cable dump in proper way: GM appreciated our concern & assured to explore the possibilities.

2) Transfer of Milan Chakraborty to Barasat: GM assured to issue the order next week.

3) VR request of Subrata Saha SDE: This case is approved by CGM/CTD &  be sent to BSNL CO for further approval.

4) Case of Subhashis Pal AO: We thanked GM (HR) for granting the permission for  Flat purchase at the earliest.

5) EZBC GPF case:We appraised GM (HR) about the problems of EZBC after  amalgamation with CTD, EZBC executives are facing severe problems in GPF withdrawal. DoT Cell CTD are demanding the release order & LPC from them for sanctioning GPF withdrawal,which is not at all required. We requested him to look into the matter .

6) Issue of confirmation letter for 2015 batch JAOs: GM(HR) appreciated our concern & said that he will settle the issue in consultation with SEA sec at the earliest.

11-10-2019

BSNL Corporate office issued a Press Release on 10.10.2019 as earlier written and requested by the GS AIBSNLEA to CMD BSNL regarding false Publication for closer of BSNL. <<<Click here for letter>>>

11-10-2019

Dear Comrades!
Today is the very important day in the Trade Union History of BSNL & MTNL. We, the General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA, BSNLEU, NFTE & SNEA met personally / spoken over Phone with all the General Secretaries and Leaders of various Unions and Associations of BSNL and requested to come together under the one umbrella of AUAB banner to take decisions on the issues of Non –Payment Salary, Revival of BSNL etc., and further course of action. All the General Secretaries and Leaders of various Unions and Associations of BSNL are very positively agreed for the Unity and assured to come together under the umbrella of AUAB.

Accordingly AUAB Convenor Com. P. Abhimanyu ji has convened the meeting of AUAB on tomorrow 11.10.2019 at 01 30 hrs at NFTE Office, New Delhi. AUAB meeting will be presided by its Chairman Com. Chandeswar Singh ji to take decisions for further course of action.

In addition to that we also met the General Secretaries and Leaders of various Unions and Associations of MTNL and discussed regarding conduction of United Struggle for the Revival of BSNL/MTNL. That meeting also very positive and the MTNL Leaders are agreed to come together.


Need of the Hour is Unity! All UNIONS and Associations Unity Zindabad...

With Regards – S.SIVAKUMAR, GS, AIBSNLEA.

10-10-2019

GS Writes to

(a)Shri. Anshu Prakash, Chairman (DCC) & Secretary (T), DoT, Govt. of India, regarding request for issuance of Press Release against the false and fake report/news published in some Print/Electronic Media on 08.10.2019 regarding Closure of BSNL<<<Click here for letter>>>

(b)The Editor, The Financial Express Newspaper The Indian Express Online Media (Pvt) Ltd, The Express Building, B1/ B, Sector 10, NOIDA, UP regarding Authenticity of the news published in your News Paper “Financial Express” dated 08.10.2019 regarding ‘Closure of BSNL’<<<Click here for letter>>>

10-10-2019

PRESENT STATUS OF BSNL REVIVAL PACKAGE

It is reliably learnt that the discussions regarding BSNL Revival Package are going in the positive direction and it is expected that the proposal is  likely to be approved by the Cabinet in the 4th week of October 2019 i.e., before Deepawali.

VRS Package to BSNL employees: VRS will be implemented from 1.12.2019. The window for the options will be opened from 1.11.2019 to 30.11.2019.

1.  VRS Package to BSNL employees who are attaining the Age of 50 & above wherein they will get 25% more towards Ex- gratia and Ex-gratia will be paid in cash as detailed below

(a) The Employees opting VRS will get cash payment of Ex- gratia amount in single go or maximum 5 instalments on optional basis for availing Income Tax benefit.

(b) The formula for Ex-gratia will be 125% of the salary  for the remaining period less Pension,

(c) The Employees having 56 years and having 4 years left out service will get full Salary benefits i.e upto a maximum of 40 months salary. 

(d) Leave Encashment & Pension (without Commutation) will be paid at the time of VRS but the Gratuity and Commutation Value of Pension Payment will be deferred till they attain the age of Superannuation (i.e., 60 Years) or 5 years after VRS, whichever is earlier. During the intervening period from the date of VRS to the date of attain the age of 60 Years, Employees will get interest @ 8% on their Gratuity amount.  

2.  4G Spectrum will be allotted to BSNL

3.  Immediate Financial Support is also under consideration. 

10-10-2019

GS Writes to Shri. Anshu Prakash, Chairman (DCC) & Secretary (T), DoT, Govt. of India, regarding request for issuance of Press Release against the false and fake report/news published in some Print/Electronic Media on 08.10.2019 regarding Closure of BSNL<<<Click here for letter>>>

09-10-2019

Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL Board: GS and AGS (Finance) met Director (Finance) BSNL Board and discussed regarding:-

(1) Disbursement of salary for the Month of September 2019:- We enquired Director (Finance) about the probable date of September 2019 Salary disbursement. Director (Finance) explained that BSNL is depending on its own collections for the disbursement of monthly salary. He further mentioned that BSNL requested DoT several times for the release of outstanding dues payable to BSNL. In addition to that BSNL has already submitted a proposal for the immediate financial requirement of next 03 months to the tune of Rs.4500 Crores as per the direction of Secretary (T) . BSNL Management has also requested DoT to extend the Letter of Comfort from 1st October 2019 for three months to avail Loan from the Nationalised Banks. Our CMD proposed to meet the State bank Authorities to avail loan from SBI very soon.

(2) Revival Package of BSNL - We enquired about the status of BSNL Revival Package. Director (Finance) mentioned that the discussions are going on in the positive direction and we can expect the Cabinet approval in the last week of October 2019. We requested Director (Fin) to issue a Press Statement from the BSNL Management side so as to remove the confusion created by wrong reporting of some Print Media about the closure of BSNL among the Public/ Customers as well as Vendors & Employees. Director (Fin) appreciated our concern and assured to discuss the matter with CMD BSNL for the release the necessary Press Statement.

(3) Request transfers in the cadre of Accounts Personnel:- We requested Director (Fin.) to consider the requests of the AOs who are working for more than two years in BSNL Corporate Office. Director (Finance) BSNL Board assured to look into the matter.

(4) Filling up of the posts of JAG/NFSG of Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service Group ‘A’ on deputation basis in DoT:- We expressed our serious concern against the 37 days delay in endorsing the DOT letter dated 27.08.2019 by the Pers. Branch and given only one day time for submitting the applications. GS handed over the letter in this regard and requested Director(Fin) to arrange to forward the applications received from the Telecom Circles, even after the last date of submission  to DoT. Director (Fin) immediately contacted the Advisor (Finance), DOT over phone and requested the extension of time for submission of applications on deputation basis in DOT.    

(5) Amendment in Deputation Policy:- We requested Director (Fin) to review the Deputation Policy in the background of present financial crunch of BSNL and in the angle of control of expenditure. So many executives in various Grades have applied for deputation to various Organizations and waiting for forwarding of their applications,  We suggested that it is high time to amend the Deputation Policy and forward the eligible applications to the concern Organizations since BSNL Management is struggling for timely disbursement of salary to BSNL employees. Director (Finance) agreed with our suggestions and assured to discuss with the CMD BSNL for further action.

(6) Appointment of JAOs under DR quota:- We explained that DR JAO Probationers who have been allotted to West Bengal and ETP Circle Kolkata after completion of their 11 weeks pre-appointment training on 02.08.2019 were allowed to take over Charge as JAO on 12.8.2019 whereas in Other Circles DR JAO Probationers had been allowed to take over Charge on 05.8.2019 itself. We requested the Director (Fin) to issue clarification to CGM WB Telecom Circle in this regard to maintain uniformity and to avoid anomaly. Director (Fin) assured to look into.

04-10-2019

Meeting with Member (Finance) DCC and other Senior Officers in DoT:  GS, AGS (Fin) & Advisor (HQ) met Member (Fin) and other Senior Officers in DoT and enquired about the status of Revival Plan of BSNL. It is learnt that the meeting held at PMO with Group of Secretaries is on positive direction. Secretary (T) and other Sr. DoT Officers are trying their best to remove the hurdles created by the Finance Ministry. They are trying to convince the Finance Ministry regarding the strategic importance of BSNL and its revival which is very much essential for the larger interest of the Nation. However, discussions on BSNL Revival Package are continuously going on and hopefully it will be concluded in another two weeks time. The final proposal may go to the Union Cabinet after the Two States Assembly Elections i.e. probably in the last week of this month.

We requested Member (Fin) to release the funds to BSNL towards the Claims Payable to BSNL since the Salary for the month of September’ 2019 to the BSNL employees has not been paid so far. Similarly, Contract Labours are also waiting for their wages for more than six months. Member (Fin) mentioned that I can understand the situation, as the Festive Season is there in this month and Salary should be paid. But due to non availability of budgetary provisions, DoT can not release the funds immediately. However, DoT will try to get released some funds from USO Fund etc., only in the third week of this month.       

Regarding DE to DGM (T) Promotion:- Comrades, some progress is there in the DGM(T) promotions but due to some legal constraints, we have to wait for some more time.    

04-10-2019

 GS Writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding

Request for amendment in Deputation Policy of BSNL Employees for deputation to outside Organizations  

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04-10-2019

GS Writes to 

The PGM (Pers.)BSNL Corporate office regarding                                                                                                                       Requested for transfer /posting/cancellation/ retention in the cadre of Account officer  <<<< Click here for letter >>>>                       

01-10-2019