Current Events       Last Updated on 17.10.2019 - 05:59 PM

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. 

17-10-2019


HUNGER STRIKE on 18-10-2019 by AUAB:

Make the programme a resounding success.

The main demand is speedy revival of BSNL and other demands are linked with that. The Hunger Strike tomorrow is a good beginning where the General Secretaries, Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries are leading the Hunger strike at Corporate Office, Circle and SSA levels respectively. Other activists also can join the Hunger Strike.

Lunch hour demonstrations are to be organised at all the places on same day, involving the entire Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL. Almost all the Unions and Associations joined together on this critical issue of Revival of BSNL forgetting all the differences.

The success of any agitation depends on the participation and this is the occasion to show our solidarity. It is for our survival, for our bread and butter, all the employees should understand that. If the Revival package is not decided by Diwali as promised, we have to gear up for the biggest struggle in November and this will be the run up to that agitation. We have to send the right message to the Govt.

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.

17-10-2019


Relay Hunger Fast from 04-08 November and Indefinite Fast from 11.11.19:

The CHQ OBs and CSs should reach New Delhi by 03.11.2019 evening. Other activists joining the Hunger Fast may reach by 04.11.2019 morning. 

16-10-2019


View Corporate Office Order:
Tenure transfer of Executive - Retention reg 

16-10-2019


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

GMs and PGMs posted to SSAs having less than 20,000 connections are not at all justified. SSAs having more than 1 lakh connections are not having GM, SSAs with 3,000 connections have GM! SSAs having less than 20,000 connections can be headed by TDMs or TDEs and all the excess ITS officers working in BSNL on deployment basis can be repatriated immediately and have huge savings. HR activities in BSNL require full review.

On one side BSNL is struggling to pay the salary to its employees and working for the retrenchment of its own employees. On the other hand, BSNL unnecessarily keeping excess officers on deputation from DoT and paying them. 

GS letter to CMD

16-10-2019


SNEA welcomes the new Director(HR) Shri Arvind Vadnerkar.

GS letter to new Director(HR)

15-10-2019


View Media Reports:

15-10-2019


Congratulations !!!

Shri Arvind Vadnerkar has taken charges as new Director(HR), BSNL Board on 14.10.2019 evening. He will hold the post till 30.09.2023, i.e. the date of his superannuation.

SNEA wishes him all the success. We extend our wholehearted support to all his efforts to motivate BSNL Executives by resolving their complex HR issues which remain unattended for long time.

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. To motivate the Executives, BSNL is not ready to implement such proposals also.

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 04.11.2019Notice for Trade Union actions from 04.11.2019(PDF)

14-10-2019


View Media Reports:
Telecom secretary says no plan to shut down BSNL.
PMO taking stock of telcos financial health.
As tenancies fall, tower cos eye new infra opportunities.

14-10-2019


View Corporate Office Order:

14-10-2019


All Unions & Associations of BSNL (AUAB) notice for Hunger strike on 18.10.2019 at BSNLCO, Circle/SSA HQs.

AUAB Notice

14-10-2019


Seminar by “PEOPLE FIRST” MOVEMENT

A seminar was organised by eminent personalities on “People First” Consultation at Indian Social Institute, Lodhi Road, New Delhi on 12th and 13th October, 2019. GS was invited to the panel representing CPSUs and for presenting the challenges faced by the CPSUs. GS participated in the panel discussions on both days. The theme of the seminar was “Power to the People”, “Prosperity to the People” and “Participation by the People”.

14-10-2019


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.

12-10-2019


12-10-2019


CHQ President, General Secretary and AGS Greeting  Shri Arvind Vadnerkar the New  Director(HR)

11-10-2019


View Corporate Office Orders:
AGMs Inter circle transfer order reg.
AGMs Transfer from Tenure circle reg .

11-10-2019


View Media Reports:

11-10-2019


Authorization to Circles for placing PO for purchase of 3200 GPON/OLT ports, 28000 ONTs and 300 splitters for FTTH connections through Add on order:

Authorization letter to CirclesAnnexure

11-10-2019


Procurement of OLTs, ONTs, splitters etc for FTTH connections:

After lot of persuasion, BSNLCO issued authorization on 07.10.19 for placing the PO for procuring 3,200 ports OLTs, 28,000 ONTs and splitters. The PO to be issued by the respective Circles within 15 days. The OLTs can cater 600 locations/stations (200 nos of 8 port OLTs and 400 nos of 4 port OLTs). Pl ensure that the PO is issued at the earliest for full quantity as there may not be another procurement in the near future. The OLTs are to be installed where ever demand is there, preferable where LCOs are not there, so get involved in the process.

UP(E) Circle did not placed any demand for FTTH eqpts. Now RAJ Circle reported that they did not require FTTH eqpts when huge demand is there from all other Circles, CS may find out the reason. Other Circle can seek diversion.

SNEA taken up the procurement of OLTs and ONTs almost one and half years back and finally authorization issued now.