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3rd PRC Report....Gazette Notification.....<<<Click here for report>>>>>
Membership Drive: All the Circle & District Secretaries are requested to ensure enrolment of maximum members by filling up of Membership form and subscription deduction format from salary before last date
CS writes to GS regarding JCL problems of CTD . .................(see letter)
CS writes to GS regarding regarding some proposals & pending cases.........(see letter)
CS & CP, AIBSNLEA/CTD along with ACS,BP/Calcutta SSA of AIBSNLEA/WBTC visited EZBC , Saltlake after reorganisation of the section and inclusion with CTD wef 1st June 2019. A new unit body was established there under CTD circle & it has been decided henceforth AIBSNLEA/CTD will look after the problems of members of EZBC with due importance.
CS in his address welcomed the members in the fold of AIBSNLEA/CTD & hope they will continue to strengthen the organisation as per their heritage.
Meeting with CMD BSNL:-
Chairman, GS and AGS (Finance) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding:-
A) Immediate Financial assistance to the flood affected Circles: : We requested to allot the funds immediately for Diesel, Labour & Vehicle running expenses so as to ensure uninterrupted BSNL services to the customers of the affected Circles of MH, KRL, KTK & TN. CMD mentioned that he has already given instructions to release some funds to the entire flood affected Circles.
B) Soft Loan to BSNL: We enquired about the immediate financial support from the Govt./ Loan from Banks. CMD informed that today only he has received the information that MOC has approved the Letter of Comfort for availing loan from Banks.
C) Revival of BSNL: CMD mentioned that tomorrow on 20.08.2019, a meeting is convened by the PMO to discuss regarding revival of BSNL. He further mentioned that the comments of the Finance Ministry in respect of the Cabinet Memo for revival of BSNL is pending and it will be discussed in tomorrow’s meeting. Only after the receipt of the comments from the concerned Ministries, it will go to Cabinet for final approval.
D) Opening of Separate Account for External/ Govt. Projects:- We requested to give the permission for opening of separate account for External/ Govt. Projects as requested by various Circle Heads/ PCE (Civil) and various Circle Secretaries of AIBSNLEA. CMD BSNL mentioned that he has already cleared the file in this regard.
E) Opening of Escrow Account for NE-II Circle:- We requested CMD BSNL to give permission for opening an Escrow Account for implementation of GST SWAN Network Project at NE-II Circle to the cost of Rs.10 crores since the minimum threshold limit fixed by Corporate Office is Rs.30 crores. CMD assured to look into the matter.
F) To release the fund for Medical Claims:- We submitted that the reimbursement of Medical Claims in respect of BSNL retirees has not been paid for the last two years, but the Income tax has been deducted without making any payment and requested to release the funds. CMD assured to look into the matter.
Meeting with Director (CM/HR), BSNL Board:-
Chairman, GS and AGS (Finance) met Director (CM/HR), BSNL Board and discussed regarding:-
A) Immediate Financial assistance to the flood affected Circles: We requested to allot the funds immediately for Diesel, Labour & Vehicle running expenses so as to ensure uninterrupted BSNL services to the customers of the affected Circles of MH, KRL, KTK & TN. Director (CM/HR) immediately contacted Sr.GM (BBC) over phone and issued instructions to release the funds immediately.
B) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: We requested to intervene in the matter for promotion orders from DE/AGM (T) to DGM (T) as it has been badly delayed. We pleaded that more than 1140 vacancies are there in the DGM (T) Cadre and the eligible officers are less than that and those who were gone to the various courts have also been covered within these vacancies, and requested to issue the DE to DGM promotion on ad-hoc basis as there is no interim injunction available in this regard. Director (HR) assured an early action in this regard.
C) Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (T):- We submitted that those who were completed more than two years have not been covered in the transfer orders issued by the Corporate Office except the officers attained the age of 59. Director (CM/HR) assured that the cases will be considered and the orders will be issued shortly.
D) Request transfers in the cadre of DET:- We requested to consider the request transfers in respect of DEs who have completed 2 years. Director (CM/HR) mentioned that the request transfers are under consideration.
E) Consideration of Permission for Deputation: We requested to clear the pending requests of deputation cases. Director (CM/HR) mentioned that as per the instructions of CMD BSNL, the draft proposal for deputation has been prepared and submitted to the Competent Authority for consideration. However, the proposal has been returned with some queries from the CMD BSNL which will be replied shortly.
F) Opening of separate account for External/ Govt. Projects:- We requested to give the permission for opening of separate account for External/ Govt. Projects as requested by various Circle Heads/ PCE (Civil) and various Circle Secretaries of AIBSNLEA. Director (CM/HR) mentioned that file is under submission to the Competent Authority for approval and the orders be issued after the receipt of the approval.
G) Review of existing tenure Policy of NE-II Telecom Circle:- We requested to reduce the period of tenure in Arunachal Pradesh State from two years to 1.5 years to maintain uniformity with other States of NE-II i.e. Manipur & Nagaland. Director (CM/HR) assured to look into the matter.
H) To release the fund for Medical Claims:- We submitted that the reimbursement of Medical Claims in respect of BSNL retirees has not been paid for the last two years, but the Income tax has been deducted without making any payment and requested to release the funds. Director (CM/HR) assured to look into the matter.
Meeting with Member (Finance), DCC, DoT
Com. S. Sivakumar GS AIBSNLEA along with AGS (Fin) and Advisor (HQ) met Shri. P.K. Sinha Ji Member (Finance) and greeted him on assuming the High office of Member (Finance) in Digital Communications Commission, DoT by presenting Bouquet. AIBSNLEA congratulated the new Member (Finance) and discussed regarding:-
A) Revival of BSNL: We enquired the Member (Fin) regarding the present status of the Revival Package of BSNL. Member (Finance) mentioned that the Cabinet Memo for Revival Plan is under consideration of Finance Ministry and he personally requested the Officers of Finance Ministry for early clearance of the proposal. He also mentioned that DOT is trying to get the Cabinet approval of Revival Package of BSNL before the end of this month.
B) Immediate Financial Support to BSNL:- We further requested for: 1) Extending immediate Financial Support to BSNL for the maintenance of the Services.
2) Refunding of Govt. dues to BSNL viz
a) Interest paid on BWA Spectrum.
b) Excess payment of Pension contribution to the tune of Rs. 2700 Crs.
c) Compensation for Maintenance of 17000 Rural Telephone Exchanges to the tune of Rs.19,000 Crs.
d) And immediate payment of USOF/ ADC charges in the form of the Rural Deficit Charges for the Services provided.
Member (Finance) mentioned that DOT is considering for the immediate Finance Support to BSNL as well as refund of Govt. dues viz., Compensation of Rural Deficit Charges from USO Fund and refund of excess paid Pension Contribution. He also mentioned that a High Level Meeting is scheduled to be held on 19.08.2019. Regarding refund of Pension Contribution, he further mentioned that the Ministry of Expenditure is positive.
C) Extension of Soft Loan to BSNL for its Capital Expenditure till the Monetization of Assets is effected:Member (Finance) mentioned that DOT is considering the Sovereign Guarantee for the grant of Loan to BSNL.
We handed over the copy of the letter addressed to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in this regard.
D) Immediate Financial Assistance to Flood affected Circles:- We requested the Member (Fin) for immediate allotment of funds to BSNL for the restoration of Services in the flood affected Circles viz., Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. We have also handed over the letter in this regard. Member (Fin) mentioned that we are aware of the situation and DOT is considering for immediate necessary support.
GS writes to Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India regarding immediate Financial Support and grant of Soft Loan to BSNL. <<<Click here for letter>>>
BSNL Corporate Office recognized the newly elected CHQ Office bearers of AIBSNLEA in the 6th AIC held at Vijayawada and Confirmation letter issued by the SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office today.<<<<Click here for order>>>>
GS writes to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD, BSNL regarding review of existing Tenure Areas Stations in NE-II Telecom Circle- .<<<<Click here for letter>>>>
CS & AIP Com.Subhasis Mitra attended the meeting of the West Bengal Circle today at C.T.O. Hall, Kolkata. The meeting was presided over by Com.Biswajit Chakraborty Advisor/ CHQ & conducted by Com. Aniruddha Bose CS, AIBSNLEA/WBTC.
OS(E)/CHQ Com.Subinoy Chakraborty was also present. AIP in his speech explained the present position of BSNL , VRS issue & reduction of age of retirement and our stand & resolutions taken in 6th AIC at Vijayawada in detail & requested the members to have faith in AIBSNLEA leadership & remain united.
GS writes to Shri P K Purwar, CMD, BSNL, New Delhi regarding Resolutions passed in the 6th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA held at Vijayawada from 14.07.2019 to 16.07.2019 <<<Click here for letter>>>
Today Lunch Hour Demonstration was conducted at Telephone Bhavan at the call of AUAB for the revival of BSNL. On behalf of AIBSNLEA Com.Tridip Chakraborty,CP Com.Ajoy Kundu ACS,Com. Atanu Mazumder VP & other members were present. Com.Arindam Roy OS addressed the gathering at the demonstration.
Our CS & AIP Com.Subhasis Mitra along with GS Com.S.Sivakumar attended the felicitation programme arranged jointly by TN & Chennai Circle at Bharathi Ram Kalyana Mandapam, West Mambalam, Chennai on 6th August 2019.
BSNL Corporate Office issued request transfer & postings orders in the grade of Accounts Officers.
A meeting between AUAB CTD Circle and CTD Management was held today on 5th August,2019. Sri A N Thakur, Sr. GM( HR/Admn) and Sri L K Baidya, DGM (HR/Admn) on behalf of management and on behalf of AIBSNLEA Com.Tridip Chakraborty, CP, were present in the meeting. After detailed discussion the following informations came out:
1. Authorization to release fund for employees's July Salary came from corporate office today on 5th August.
2. Fund for payment of arrears wages to contract workers has not been released yet. That's why it has been demanded that another reminder letter to be written to corporate office for release fund and at the same time CGM CTD has to meet CMD for the fund JCLs payment and management agreed.
3. Management of CTD Circle has to work pro actively in favour of BSNL company and regular and non regular employees also. Sri A N Thakur, Sr. GM (HR/ Admn) gave patient hearing about it and said that it would be looked into.
AUAB CTD Circle meeting was held today on 3rd August, 2019 at RJCM room. On behalf of AIBSNLEA Com. Subhasis Mitra, CS, and Com. Tridip Chakraborty, President, were present in the meeting. After detailed discussion by all the members present in the meeting the following decisions were taken.
1. On the 7th August, 2019 at 1330 hours demonstration will be conducted at the call of AUAB at Telephone Bhawan. All the active workers and organizers of AUAB should participate in this programme.
2. AUAB CTD leadership will meet Sr.GM(HR/Admn) on 5th August, 2019 for restoration of working environment in CTD.
All BSs are requested to organise GB about 6th AIC reporting within 15th August positively. COBs will be present at that meeting. Please do it for the sake of gaining faith of the members.
A GB Meeting for reporting of 6th AIC at Vijayawada & present position was held on 02-08-2019 at 8, Hare Street Club Room. The Hall was jam packed by the members from all over CTD. Com.Maitrayee Ghosh VP presided over & Com. Atanu Mazumder VP conducted the meeting.
At first our CS Com.Subhasis Mitra & CP Com.Tridip Chakraborty were felicitated for being elected as President/ AIBSNLEA, CHQ & Advisor (E) /CHQ respectively.
Com.Debabrata Dey (South Branch) ,Com.Bikash Singha ( TB Branch), Com.Arindam Roy ( TBZ Branch ), & Com.Subhasish Pal (Central Branch) shared their experience at AIC with the audience. Com.Debasis Halder ( North Branch ) expressed his inability to attend AIC due to some family problem & greeted AIP & Advisor (E).
CP delivered a brief note of the proceedings of AIC & requested CS to elaborate his experience & information of meeting with CMD & other senior officers at BSNL CO .
CS in his lively deliberation shared his experience in meetings & informed that at present , as stated by CMD Mr. P.K Purwar, BSNL is facing severe financial crunch & Govt. is in the pursuit to revive it. Govt. has no plan to wind up/ privatise this Organisation. 75% of the revenue is consumed for the salary so extra burden of employee has to be shed off. That is why Govt. is proposing VRS & roll out of 58yrs as the age of retirement. 4G spectrum will be given to BSNL without any cost liability. But actually in his opinion CS explained it is the motto of the GOI " To run a business is not a business of the Govt. " For that reason Govt. is trying to curtail our hard earned facilities & downsize BSNL by floating VRS , which is actually a sugar coated Quinine , we should not fall in the prey of this sinister tactics. AIBSNLEA is not opposing VRS directly but vehemently protesting the proposal of lowering the age of retirement as it is a direct encroachment of the promise by the Govt. in the Presidential Order at the time of absorption.
In an inter active session CS replied the queries raised by members . Com. Susmita Nag President TBZ Branch put forth a relevant point whether the optee for VRS will be allowed to come back at their parent circle to avoid future complications. CS appreciated her concern & informed that he will write a letter to GS/ CHQ for suitable clarification.
CS also thanked our young comrades for organising the GB in a grand manner & the members for being present in large numbers inspite of bad weather.