DATE: 10/ 10
JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING ON WAGE REVISION OF NON-EXECUTIVES. AGREEMENT ON PAYSCALES - DEADLOCK DUE TO HRA FREEZING PROPOSAL.
As per BSNLEU Union website Joint Committee Meeting on Wage Revision for Non-Executives was held on 9.10.2018. The demand of the Staff to increase the maximum of NE 4 and NE 5 pay scales, was not accepted by the Management Side. Hence, the pay scales proposed by the Management Side, in the meeting held on 10.09.2018, were agreed upon.
As the first item, discussion on Revision of HRA started. The Management Side stated that, the BSNL Board had already sent proposal to the DoT, on the pay revision of the Executives, wherein payment of HRA is frozen as of 31.12.2016. They also stated that the same would be made applicable for the Non-Executives also. It means, HRA revision will not be given to the Non-Executives, and whatever HRA is being drawn now, would continue. The Management Side justified this, by citing the Company’s weak financial position. They also stated that, if HRA Revision, which comes to Rs.570 crores, is also included in the proposal for Wage Revision, then the DoT would not give it’s approval for the Wage Revision. However, the Staff Side unanimously and strongly rejected the proposal of the Management Side and stated that they would not surrender HRA Revision. They told in one voice that, HRA is part of pay and hence it should not be frozen. They strongly demanded that HRA of the Non-Executives should be revised based on the new pay. With this deadlock, today’s meeting came to an end. (Courtesy: BSNL Employess union website)
DATE: 5/ 10
DPE ISSUED ENHANCED IDA ORDERS.
Department of Public Enterprises has issued orders vide No.W-02/0002/2014-DPE-GL-XXIV/18 dt.3.10.2018 for enhanced IDA @ 135.6% with effect from 1.10.2018.
DATE: 4/ 10
7TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AT TRICHY
7TH AGM WAS HELD AT TRICHY AT HOTEL HIGH POINT, No.9, MANGALAM TOWERS, REYMOLDS ROAD, CANTONMENT, TRICHY-1. ON 28.09.2018 WITH USUAL FANFARE. MEMBERS ATTENDED THE MEETING IN LARGE NUMBERS WITH ENTHUSIASM.
SHRI N.VENKATARAMANI, CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN WELCOMED THE GATHERING. SHRI R.DURAISAMY, PRESIDENT PRESIDED OVER THE MEETING. ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2017-2018 AND ANNUAL ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR 2017-18 WERE READOUT WHICH WERE UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED BY THE AUGUST HOUSE. MEMBERS EXPRESSED THEIR GRIEVANCES OVER VARIOUS ISSUES. SHRI V.R.SHRIDHARAN , ASSISTANT TREASURER WAS APPOINTED BY THE CONFERENCE AS TREASURER IN VIEW OF SHRI K.R.PALANISAMY, TREASURER TENDERED HIS RESIGNATION ON PERSONAL GROUNDS. IT WAS DECIDED TO CONDUCT THE NEXT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AT MADURAI.
ALL DISTINGUISHED GUEST AND MEMBERS FELICITATED THE CONFERENCE. SHRI S.RADHAKRISHNAN DISTRICT SECRETARY, SNEA, CIVIL DIVISION, CHENNAI AND SHRI G.VASUDEVAN DGM RETD BSNL ADDRESSED THE GATHERING AND EXPRESSED THEIR ANGUISH OVER THE PATHETIC FINANCIAL POSITION OF BSNL
THE MEETING CAME TO AN END WITH THE VOTE OF THANKS BY SHRI M.IRUTHAYARAJ, CONFERENCE VICE CHAIRMAN.
DATE: 29/ 9
PROPOSED CHANGE IN PENSION PAYMENT SYSTEM - OUR CONCERN IS ECHOED
General Secretary of AIBSNLEA has written a letter dated 26.09.2018 to the Secretary of DOT wherein he has expressed his anquish over the proposed change in pension payment system in view of various drawback inherent in the proposed system.
(Courtesy AIBSNLEA web site)
DATE: 19/ 9
CUSTODY OF SERVICE BOOKS OF RETIRED DOT AND BSNL EMPLOYEES
BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE ENDORSED DOT LETTER DATED 13.9.18 IN CONNECTION WITH COLLECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF SERVICE BOOKS OF DOT AND BSNL PENSIONERS BY CCA OFFICE.
DATE: 15/ 9
5TH MEETING OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON WAGE REVISION FOR NONEXECUTIVE.
Fifth meeting of the Wage Revision Committee held on 14.9.2018. Discussion took place on the new pay scales which were proposed by the Management Side in the last meeting. The Staff Side told the Management Side that, they have made detailed study of the new pay scales, with live cases, and that the pay scales are broadly acceptable to them. However they requested that they should be given a week time, to suggest changes to the pay scales if any, based on the live cases that may be received by the Staff Side. The Management Side agreed to this demand. It was decided that the next meeting of the Joint Committee would be held on 28.09.2018.
DATE: 11/ 9
Government approves BSNL’s proposal for 4G services
The telecom department has accepted the proposal and is in the process to allow spectrum in the 2100 Mhz band to run 4G services,” BSNL Chairman Anupam Shrivastava told ETTelecom, adding that the telco would be able to launch high-speed Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services soon.
(courtesy: ET Telecom)
DATE: 10/ 9
4TH MEETING OF JOINT WAGE REVISION COMMITTEE
AS PER NFTE UNION WEB SITE THE 4TH MEETING OF JOINT WAGE REVISION COMMITTEE MEETING WAS HELD ON 10.9.2018. IN THE MEEING THE STAFF SIDE INFORMED THE MANAGEMENT THAT FITMENT BELOW 15% WILL NOT BE ACCEPTABLE.
THE MANAGEMENT SIDE SUBMITTED A PROPOSAL OF PAY SCALE WHICH WILL BE DISCUSSED ON 11.9.2018 AT 15.00 HRS. NEXT FORMAL MEETING OFJOINT WAGE REVSION COMMITTEE IS FIXED ON 14.09.2018 AT 15.30 HRS.