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Messages updated during the month of  Oct 2019

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.

10-10-2019

View Corporate Office Order:
Cancellation order and Transfer order of AOs reg

10-10-2019

View Media Report:

10-10-2019

GS writes to Secretary DoT: Request for issuing a press release refuting the fake news published in some news papers and other print/electronic media on 08.10.2019 regarding closure of BSNL/MTNL, quoting Finance Ministry sources.

GS letter to Secretary, DoT

09-10-2019

09-10-2019

View Corporate Office Orders:

08-10-2019

The Union/Association leaders available at New Delhi held a meeting on 07.10.2019 to review the situation, the issues like abnormal delay in disbursement of salary, labour/electricity payments and BSNL revival. The meeting is of the opinion to strengthen the unity and launch organizational actions immediately on the above issues. The programs will be announced on 11th after discussing with other Unions/Assns.

08-10-2019

07-10-2019

View Media Report:

07-10-2019

GS writes to Shri Sheetla Prasad Tripathi, DIR(CM):

Issues related to poor SIM sales, Reduction in revenue, revenue leakage and the unwarranted threat of Salary deduction.


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

Taking necessary steps on defaulted payment of EMI/Installments of Home Loans, Insurance, Society etc for the recoveries made from salary by taking up with Banks, LIC, Society etc, owning the responsibility of payments by BSNL.

GS letter to DIR(CM) on SIM salesGS letter to CMD on EMI/Instalments

06-10-2019

Dear Comrades,

On promotions, indifferent attitude of the management is continuing and increasing day by day, except some positive developments on DGM promotion. It is ample clear that management is not going to take any steps before the VRS and restructuring completes and post reduction takes place. As we all know, after restructuring and VRS, there will not be any vacancy in any cadre and no promotion can take place in the near future.

So after the Bangalore CWC, CHQ was trying for the implementation of the new promotion policy w.e.f 01.07.2018 through discussions, delinking promotions from availability of vacancy/posts. But CMD and others are not even ready to spare some time to discuss the promotion matter of thousands of Executives in the guise of Revival Plan. Our request for agenda meeting on this single agenda is pending for 2 months. CMD recently said he is not aware about the Board approval of the new promotion policy even after 3 months of taking over, after our letters, CWC resolutions etc. We can conclude that management is purchasing time till restructuring and abolishing of posts and thereafter to announce that there is no shortage or vacancy in any cadre.

It is high time, we have to decide our next course of action as per the Bangalore CWC decisions to get the new promotion policy implemented before the restructuring of BSNL taking place. Otherwise the young generation, the JTOs and SDEs in different wings will not get any promotion in the near future as happening now and the seniors will retire w/o getting their due promotion after many years of service. Long career is ahead for the young JTOs and SDEs but delay in promotion spoiling everything. Most likely VRS option will be announced from 1st Nov to 30th Nov and VRS date may be 01.01.2020 F/N.

04-10-2019

04-10-2019

Developments on BSNL Revival Plan

Home Minister Shri Amit Shah and head of GoM sent a reminder to DoT few days back why the GoM decision on BSNL Revival is not getting implemented. He insisted that there should not be any change in the GoM decision. This might have made the Finance Ministry and others to agree to BSNL proposal, to great extent.

Our timely letters to the Hon PM and HM highlighting the GoM decisions and the attempt by Finance Ministry officials to scuttle the revival plan even by questioning the GoM authority has highlighted by the print and social media and made a big issue.

04-10-2019

Positive developments on BSNL Revival Plan

It is understood that the discussions held at PMO yesterday was very positive and the Secretaries from different Depts come to an understanding that BSNL Revival is required and BSNL can be Revived. Discussions are continuing on the implementation of Revival package. Hopefully it will be concluded in another one week and proposal may go to the Cabinet for approval before Deepavali.

02-10-2019

 In pictures | BSNL unions’ lunch hour protest ....Business Line.

02-10-2019

Masive Protest Demonstration throughout the country on 01.10.2019

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Thousands of employees participated in the Lunch Hour demonstration at all Circle and SSA HQs 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. Employees demanded that BSNL or DoT should pay the salary to all BSNL employees as DoT is the Principal Employer and owner of the company.

Govt is deliberately delaying the Revival package making BSNL sick day by day. It is becoming clear day by day. GoM is recommending the Revival package but Govt Secretaries are opposing it. From management side also much efforts are not visible to motivate the employees and increase the business. So strong agitation is required in the near future to compel the Govt to approve the Revival Package as suggested by us approved.

At New Delhi, the demonstration was addressed by Com Sebastin K, GS/SNEA, Com P Abhimanue, GS/BSNLEU, Com S Sivakumar, GS/AIBSNLEA and Com Suresh Kumar, GS/BSNLMS. CHQ President, both AGSs, CS/BSNLCO and CP/NTR and BSNLCO also participated alongwith other activists.

After the demonstration, discussions held regarding the future programs. We are contacting each and every Union/Assn in BSNL and appealing them to join the future struggle for Revival. We are in touch with the Unions/Assns in MTNL also and working for a joint struggle for struggle.

01-10-2019

Transfer & posting in the grade of AO  reg - View Order Copy.

01-10-2019

Group Term Insurance for Executives (Sum assured Rs.50 Lakhs):

01-10-2019

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

As part of austerity measures, complete review of AMC of various equipments, switches, Engine Alternators, small power plants, Air conditioners etc demanded. Crores of rupees expenditure is incurring for AMC by outsourcing the work when there is no shortage of Executives. The Executives are ready to take over the maintenance of all the equipments installed in BSNL as done in the past. At the most, BSNL requires equipments repair contract, not AMC or ARC. The delay in review of the AMC is due to the undue influence of vendors? 

GS letter to CMD

01-10-2019

BSNL  can  surely  be  revived, says  union in letter to PM Modi ........ View Media Report.

01-10-2019

Protest Lunch Hour Demonstration today, 01.10.2019

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.

All the employees of BSNL may join together to SAVE BSNL in this hour of crisis irrespective of Assn/Union affiliation. This beginning is not for any additional benefits but to protect our job and basic rights. No Assn/Union will have difference on it. Our Office Bearers at all levels, CSs, SSA Secs and activists may contact each and every employee and the Assn/Union leaders and explain to them the ground realities and make them to join the demonstration and the future programs.