BSNL is incipient sick when it is question of legitimate payment to its bonafide absorbed employees whereas it suddenly becomes healthy when vested interests having no stake in the Company are to be paid- nonsense, ridiculous, deplorable, shameful, irrational.
Comrades, come on to the streets to smash, expose and defeat this sinister conspiracy of DOT bureaucracy and BSNL management.
BSNL is led by plunderers out and out committed to mortgage the Company and its employees to satisfy vested interest ITS at any cost whatsoever. Can we accept such indignity and ignominy? We have to decide. It is a real do or die moment for all of us. Let us teach bureaucracy in DOT and BSNL management a befitting lesson for their insensitive, irresponsible, shameful and deplorable act of denigrating and humiliating BSNL employees and mortgaging the Company and satisfying vested interests
Make the Organizational programme on 5th June and indefinite strike from 12th June a monumental success and send BSNL Management to barracks.
Out rightly condemn the retrograde orders issued by BSNL Management to extend the benefits of pay and allowances to vested interests deployed to BSNL. Don’t allow said retrograde issued to be implemented unless our just and legitimate issue of merger of 9.4% IDA is resolved. Bring BSNL to a grinding halt. Don’t allow such humiliation and trampling over of absorbed BSNL employees. Siege BSNL on 5th June and bring it to a grinding halt from 12th June till our legitimate issue of merger of 9.45 IDA is resolved.
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Comrades get fully ready for a real do or die struggle by making the Organizational programmes on 5th June and 12th June an astounding success so as to convey a befitting lesson to deplorable, insensitive, irresponsible and prejudiced and vested interest BSNL Management and bureaucracy in DOT- We deplore and condemn both bureaucracy in DOT and BSNL Management for issuing retrograde order dated 21st May,2013 extending all the benefits of pay and allowances as are admissible to government officers of the equivalent grade to ITS deployed to BSNL. This shameful and ridiculous action of BSNL Management to extend benefits to deputationists and deny legitimate merger of 9.4% IDA with basic to absorbed employees has no parallels. BSNL management has completely lost propriety and legitimacy to lead BSNL and cannot escape its responsibility by maintaining that it has cleared the proposal of merger of 9.4% IDA and DOT is holding it up.
BSNL Management is so much insensitive, deplorable and irresponsible that it did not even wait for the outcome of the proposal sent by DOT to BRPSE regarding merger of 9.4% IDA with basic and instead issued the orders extending benefits of pay and allowances to ITS deployed to BSNL. Disgraceful on part of both bureaucrats in DOT as well as BSNL Management. BSNL is led by plunderers who are out and out mortgaging the Company and killing its employees and we have to drive out these plunderers from the Company.Comrades, It all depends on our solidarity, unity and commitment and our capacity to hit back ferociously to salvage our dignity and comprehensively defeat and drive out those who want to slaughter us and sell the Company to satisfy vested interests under all Circumstances and at all costs. We have to stand up like a rock and hit back. We have absolutely nothing to lose, nothing to fear. Come out fearlessly, courageously and comprehensively defeat humiliation inflicted on us by DOT/BSNL Management. Justice will eventually and surely prevail and conspiracy will be definitely exposed and defeated.
Meeting with Director(Establishment)/DOT: We understand reliably that DOP&T has cleared a reference received by it from DOT regarding distribution of TES Gr B vacancies between seniority cum fitness and competitive quotas. BSNL had sent a note to DOT to clarify as to how TES Gr B vacancies are to be distributed between seniority cum fitness and competitive quotas. Thereafter, DOT sent proposal to DOP&T for clarification. This association has had been vigorously pursuing to get necessary clarification from DOP&T. We requested Director(E)/DOT to track the file and send the necessary clarification to BSNL. Director(E) assured that he will keep a close watch on the file and send it as quickly as possible to BSNL. With this clarification, one of the major hurdles in the way of JTO to TES Gr B seniority cum fitness promotions would be over.
We also informed DDG(TPF) about the outcome of our discussions with Secy/BRPSE. DDG(TPF) mentioned that the decision to refer the issue of merger of 9.4% IDA with basic was taken by nodal agency of DOT and Dot/Finance has always been very positive and favoured merger of 9.4 % IDA with basic to employees of BSNL. DDG(TPF) assured that DOT/finance will do its level best for early settlement of this issue. We expressed our profound thanks to DDG(TPF) for his positive approach to resolve this issue.
However, DOT and BSNL Management maintains that volunteers from DOT have been called for since a very huge number of ITS want to go back to DOT and other ministries/departments. Hence, in order to maintain fixed number of ITS in BSNL spelt out in the Cabinet note in accordance to the decision of the Cabinet, BSNL is forced to call for volunteers from DOT in order to relieve those ITS from BSNL who want to go to DOT and other departments/ ministries.
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Meeting with Director(HR): President and AGS, Com A. Dahiya met Director HR and had discussions on following issues:
A) Expeditious action to amend BSNL MS RRs to make non engineering graduates eligible for STS promotions in Civil/Electrical streams: Director(HR) was apprised in detail about immediate need to amend BSNL MS RRs so as to bring complete parity in functional promotions between Civil/Electrical and Telecom/Finance streams by suitably and quickly amending BSNL MS RRs. We impressed upon Director(HR) that parity in Pay scales and EPP has already been brought about between Civil/Electrical and Telecom/Finance streams. Only in area of functional promotions, serious and unwarranted discrimination continues to exist which needs to be addressed as quickly as possible, we informed Direcor(HR).
Director (HR) was very positive and indicated that BSNL Management is considering making appropriate amendments in RRs to end existing discrimination and bring about parity in all respects. We pleaded with Director(HR) to take immediate decision and he assured that positive action to amend RRs would be initiated very soon. However, Director(HR) asked us to gather inputs from CPWD in this regard as to what mechanism CPWD is following in this regard. Very shortly, we shall submit our latest feedback from CPWD to Director(HR). CHQ will vigorously pursue the issue.
B) Membership verification: We categorically informed Director(HR) that it is completely unfair and unreasonable on the part of BSNL Management to delay initiating membership verification among executives. For the last three years Association has been pleading for membership verification and Management is simply ignoring our repeated pleas in this regard. Association will not allow any further delay in conducting membership verification and action on war footing must be initiated to conduct membership verification. Director(HR) assured that Management is very keen and serious to conduct membership verification as quickly as possible and GM(SR) has been instructed to finalize modalities to conduct membership verification as early as possible. We suggested that membership verification should not be delayed beyond six months in any case whatsoever since it is illegitimate not to conduct membership verification when number of Associations are representing executives.
C) Expeditious action to complete JTO to TES Gr B and TES Gr B to STS promotions: We informed Director(HR) that since major legal hurdles in the way of conducting DPCs for both promotions are cleared, it is high time that expeditious action is taken to pave the way for holding DPC for both promotions as early as possible. We solicited personal intervention of Director(HR) and requested him to closely monitor progress on both DPCs personally. Director(HR) was emphatic in mentioning that Management is very eager to complete both DPCs as early as possible and assured that he will personally monitor progress in respect of both DPCs.
In the morning, we had detailed discussions with GM(SR) for finalizing the modalities for membership verification as early as possible so as to complete the entire process not exceeding six months.
Hon. PB CAT New Delhi delivered judgement in LDCE Case:
Hon. PB CAT New Delhi did not cancel LDCE examination. How ever Hon.PB CAT adjudicated that answer key will have to be finalized afresh in accordance to the opinion of the expert committee set up by BSNL management. This means that fresh evaluation of candidates who appeared in the LDCE would be done in accordance to the new answer key. Hon. PB CAT also observed that BSNL management has by and large conducted the examination in transparent and clear manner. The Hon. PB CAT further directed the BSNL management to complete the process within 2 months. Detailed judgement running in about 70 pages is awaited within a couple of days.
Association impleaded in the case and strongly pleaded that this said examination should not be cancelled. With this judgement of PB CAT, New Delhi, all OAs transferred from various Tribunals in the country are disposed off.
Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations has served notice for trade union actions on 78.2% IDA merger w.e.f 01.01.2007 as per the agreement signed between the BSNL Mgt and BSNL Unions/Associations on 12.06.2012.
1) Demonstrations on 22.05.2013.
2) Dharna on 05.06.2013.
3) Indefinite Strike from 12.06.2013 onwards.