Com.Animesh Mitra, President and Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri A.M.Gupta, Sr.GM(Admn.) today and discussed certain outstanding issues. The issues raised and reply given are as follows: -
(1) Submitting of option for Outdoor Medical Claim.
As regards BSNL MRS Outdoor Medical Claim, some circles have issued clarification, stating that, all the retirees need not give option again. Only those who want to change their option and also whose a/c number and IFSC code are changed, should submit option. However, the Corporate Office has not issued such a clarification so far. This issue is raised today. After discussion, the Sr.GM(Admn) agreed to issue the clarification.
(2) Reconstitution of Welfare & Sports Boards.
The BSNL Staff Welfare Board, as well as the Sports and Cultural Board, have not been reconstituted for the past so many years. BSNLEU has already written to the CMD BSNL, demanding the reconstitution of both the boards. This issue was discussed today. The Sr.GM(Admn) assured to take the needful action speedily.
(3) Promotions under the Career Progression to the Sports Personnel.
BSNLEU has already written to the CMD BSNL, demanding to implement promotions to the Sports Personnel, under the Career Progression Scheme. However, this issue still lying pending in the Corporate Office. This issue was discussed today and it was replied that work has already been initiated in this regard.
The AUAB has organised many struggles in the recent years, on the issues related to the revival of BSNL. This includes the 3 day strike in February, 2019. At the same time, the AUAB has used every opportunity to negotiate with the DoT and the Ministers. However, it was unfortunate that, we could not meet the Minister for the past 3 years or so and put our views across the table. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, who had been the Communications Minister, had taken an unreasonable stand of not meeting the trade unions. He had openly told this to the senior MPs who requested him to meet and discuss the issues with the trade unions. However, he is gone now and new Ministers have taken over. The new Minister of State for Communications, Shri Devusinh Chauhan has met the unions and associations on 24.07.2021, without any hesitation. Whether to accept, or not to accept, what the trade unions say, is ultimately the decision of the Minister and the government. But, in a Democratic country, it is the duty of the government and it's ministers, to at least meet the trade unions and listen to what they say.
President and General Secretary, BSNLEU, welcoming the Hon’ble Minister.
Memorandum being submitted by the leaders.
Shri Devusinh Chauhan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications visited BSNL Corporate Office today. Utilising this visit, the CMD BSNL arranged a meeting between the Hon’ble Minister and the recognised unions and associations. Com. Animesh Mitra, President & Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, represented BSNLEU in this meeting. Representatives of NFTE, AIGETOA and SNEA also participated. The representatives effectively projected the issues of discriminating BSNL in the matter of procuring 4G equipments, delay in the upgradation of BTSs for providing 4G service, Rs 39,000 crore dues to be refunded to BSNL by the DoT, Non- payment of salary to the employees on the due date, offsetting BSNL’s debt through monetisation of lands and other issues. The Hon’ble Minister assured to look into the issues.
Shri Devusinh Chauhan, has recently taken over as the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications. He is visiting BSNL Corporate Office tomorrow, to hold discussion with the Board of Directors of BSNL. During this visit, the Hon’ble Minister of State, will also be meeting the Unions and Associations of BSNL. The Unions and Associations will utilise this opportunity to highlight the important issues related to the Company's revival like, the inordinate delay in 4G launching by BSNL, Rs.39,000 crore dues to be paid by the DoT to BSNL and other issues.
Com. Animesh Mitra, President and Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Ms.Anita Johri, Sr.GM(SR) today and discussed about the non-functioning of various Circle and Local Councils. They pointed out that in most of the circles, the Circle and Local Councils have not met even once after the last Membership Verification. BSNLEU has already written to the Sr.GM (SR) in this connection. The Sr.GM (SR) replied that, instruction is being issued to the circle administrations for holding the council meetings promptly.
The Management has given it's proposals, regarding the future manpower (future staff strength in various cadres) of the Company. In that, the Management has intimated that the Sr. TOA cadre will become a dying cadre. BSNLEU immediately wrote to the Director (HR), strongly opposing this. In the meeting, held between the Director (HR) and the Unions on 20.07.2021, BSNLEU raised this issue and strongly demanded that, the Sr.TOA cadre should continue to be a live cadre. After detailed discussion, the Director(HR) accepted BSNLEU's demand. Due to the efforts taken by BSNLEU, the cadre of Sr. TOA shall continue to remain as a live cadre. Following this, BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR) today, demanding to give the Management's proposal for the norms for the Sr.TOA cadre. Thereafter, BSNLEU will submit it's views on it.
क्लस्टर आधारित आउटसोर्सिंग से खर्च बढ़ा है और सेवा की गुणवत्ता खराब हुई है : BSNLEU ने सीएमडी बीएसएनएल को पत्र लिखकर गहन समीक्षा की मांग की है।
BSNLEU लंबे समय से प्रबंधन को बता रहा है कि क्लस्टर आधारित आउटसोर्सिंग प्रणाली से खर्च में तेजी से वृद्धि हुई है, जबकि सेवा की गुणवत्ता में भारी गिरावट आई है । इसके अलावा आउटसोर्सिंग के बाद लैंडलाइन और ब्रॉडबैंड कनेक्शन बड़े पैमाने पर बंद हो रहे है। इसलिए, एक बार फिर BSNLEU ने सीएमडी बीएसएनएल को तथ्य और आंकड़ों के साथ पत्र लिखकर यह कहा है कि क्लस्टर आधारित आउटसोर्सिंग प्रणाली पूरी तरह से विफल है और इस आउटसोर्सिंग प्रणाली की गहन समीक्षा की जानी चाहिए ।
स्वास्थ्य बीमा योजना को लागू करने के बारे में प्रबंधन, यूनियनों और संगठनों और न्यू इंडिया एश्योरेंस - New India Assurance के प्रतिनिधियों के बीच बैठक हुई।
BSNLEU ने प्रबंधन से मांग उठाई थी कि इच्छुक बीएसएनएल कर्मचारियों के लिए स्वास्थ्य बीमा योजना लागू की जाए। इसके आधार पर प्रबंधन ने त्वरित कार्रवाई की है और चिकित्सा बीमा योजना - Medical Insurance Scheme का क्रियान्वयन अंतिम चरण में है। इस संबंध में आज कोर्पोरेट ओफिस में बीएसएनएल प्रबंधन, मान्यता प्राप्त यूनियनों और संघों और न्यू इंडिया एश्योरेंस - New India Assurance के प्रतिनिधियों के बीच एक बैठक आयोजित की गई थी। कॉम.पी.अभिमन्यु, जनरल सेक्रेटरी ने इस बैठक में भाग लिया और निम्नलिखित दो मांगें उठाईं।
(1) मातृत्व ( Maternity ) सुविधा को इस बीमा योजना में शामिल किया जाना चाहिए।
(2) 5 लाख रुपये की पॉलिसी के लिए प्रीमियम राशि 6,100 रुपये + 18% जीएसटी के रूप में तय की गई है जो 7,198 रुपये होगी। इस राशि को कम किया जाना चाहिए।
जहां तक मातृत्व ( Maternity ) सुविधा सहित योजना लागू लेने का प्रश्न है, न्यू इंडिया एश्योरेंस - New India Assurance के प्रतिनिधि ने बताया कि इसके परिणामस्वरूप सभी पॉलिसी धारकों के लिए प्रीमियम में 12% से 15% की वृद्धि होगी।
BSNLEU द्वारा लंबे समय तक आग्रह के बाद न्यू इंडिया एश्योरेंस -New India Assurance के प्रतिनिधि ने प्रीमियम राशि को कम करने और बीएसएनएल प्रबंधन को वापस रिपोर्ट करने की मांग पर कंपनी से परामर्श करने पर सहमति व्यक्त की है ।
BSNLEU has long been telling the Management that, the cluster-based outsourcing system has sharply increased the expenditure, while the quality of service has declined drastically. Moreover, massive disconnection of landline and broadband connections is taking place after the outsourcing. Hence, once again BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL with fact and figures to prove that, the cluster-based outsourcing system is a total failure and has demanded a thorough review of this outsourcing system.