Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Communications held discussion with MPs, on the revival of BSNL
Members of Parliament, belonging to the CPI(M), including Shri Shankar Prasad Dutta, shri Jitendra Chowdhary, shri A. Sampath, shri P. Karunakaran and shri P.K. Biju had raised the issue of the strike by 2.25 lakh BSNL employees, demanding revival of BSNL, during ‘Zero Hour’ in the Lok Sabha on 22.04.2015. Consequent to this, it is learnt that the Minister of Communications, shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, met these MPs on 24.04.2015 and has discussed the issue. Details of the discussion are awaited.
Letter to DoT to withdraw 60:40% provision on the pension payment to BSNL pensioners: We requested for sending a letter to DoT for withdrawal of 60:40% provision on the pension payment to BSNL pensioners as this provision has been made arbitrarily by DoT without consulting BSNL. CMD mentioned that he has also written a letter to DoT in this regard.
GS, AGS (HQ) met ED (NB), BSNL and discussed regarding-
(a) Implementation of DoT order on Diploma qualification with 10 years field experience to be treated equivalent to Degree: ED (NB) mentioned that the matter has been taken up with DoT for endorsement to BSNL and thereafter further necessary action will be taken in this regard.
(b) Notional Pay fixation of JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch/TF) and PA/PS cadres from 01.10.2000 on upgraded pay scales: We requested for grant of Notional Pay fixation of JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch/TF) and PA/PS cadres from 01.10.2000 on upgraded pay scales. ED (NB) spoke with Addl. GM (Pers.) to process the case to the competent authority for early decision. Addl. GM (Pers) mentioned that on the proposal received from PGM (BW)/(EW)/(Arch) has been sent to GM (TF) for his comments and as soon as the comments are received it will be processed to the competent authority.
The meeting with Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations & other Unions/Associations to discuss strike issues with Secretary (Telecom), DOT is scheduled to 27th April, 2015 at 17.00 Hrs.
Two days strike on 21st and 22nd April, 2015 is a grand success. We congratulate all the BSNL Executives and Non-Executives for making grand success of two days strike on 21st and 22nd April 2015 throughout the country.
Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations gave call for two days strike to protest against the un-helping and indifferent attitude of the DoT/Govt. and failure of the BSNL Management in providing equipment and material to field units which has adversely affected the viability of BSNL. Forum leaders will shortly meet and decide the strategies to give a call for indefinite strike shortly.
We extend our sincere thanks to all our members for their active participation in the strike and request all the CHQ office bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries to keep ready for the next harder trade union action program in terms of indefinite strike. Let us, keep the environment hot to make next struggle a great success to defeat the wrong policies of the Govt.
Two days strike commenced on 21st April, 2015 is a grand success. We congratulate each and every employee of BSNL in making two days strike on its 1st day i.e. on 21st April, 2015 a great success. As reported by Circles, the strike is 100% success. It reflects the sense of commitment of BSNL Executives and Non-executives towards the viability of BSNL. We further appeal all the members of AIBSNLEA to actively participate in the two days strike call given by Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations to make it a grand success and resent against the wrong policies & unhelping attitude of the Government and failure of the BSNL Management for delay in procurement of equipment and material.