Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Brief of the wage negotiation meeting on 13th October 2009.

After detailed discussion in the wage negotiation meeting today ,13th October 2009, the management proposed the following:

1. 30% fitment with 10 year periodicity with 68.8% IDA for the present and raising to 78.2% with executives

2. If period of wage revision is reduced to executives, it will be done for non-executives also.

3. There can be a review after 5 years.

The Unions demanded review after 5 years without mentioning the periodicity.

The next meeting will take place after Diwali.

IDA increase expected:- IDA is likely to increase w.e.f. 01.10.2009:

On pre-revised scale (1997) Basic + 50% DP = 11.6 %, On Revised (2007) Basic + DA = 6.8 %

Orders are to be issued.

Promotion policy meeting on 14th October, 2009: - Promotion Policy meeting will be held at 14.30 hours on 14th October, 2009 <>

Wage Negotiation Meeting on 13th October, 2009: - Next Wage Negotiation meeting will be held at 14.30 hours on 13th October, 2009. All efforts are being made for an early settlement. <>


[12.10.2009]Presidential orders in respect of TSMs regularized after 01.10.2000 issued:- After the issue was taken by BSNLEU in the DoT-BSNL-BSNLEU Committee the Presidential orders for all circles other than mentioned below have been approved by DoT and sent to BSNL. BSNL has forwarded the same to the circles for issues of orders.

The details from the following circles are yet to be received by BSNL to forward to DoT:

(1) Bihar (2) NE-II (3) TF Mumbai (4) WTP (5) WTR

[12.10.2009]Statement Regarding Pending Disciplinary cases of Group ‘C’ & D officials (unabsorbed in BSNL)

Received cases by DoT





[Supplied by DoT]

[12.10.2009]HRA sanctioned:- After taking the issue in the DoT-BSNL-BSNLEU Committee, the following HRA cases have been approved by DoT and conveyed to BSNL: <>

[10.10.2009] Brief Report on the outcome of BSNL-DoT-BSNLEU Committee Meeting held on 09.10.2009 <>

[10.10.2009]All India Convention of DoT & BSNL Pensioners at New Delhi on 21.10.2009:- All arrangements are being made for the successful convention. Com. M.K. Pandhe, President, CITU will inaugurate the convention. Shri P.J. Thomas, Secretary, DoT and Smt. Vijayalakshmi K. Gupta, Member (Finance), DoT have been invited to address the convention. Com. S.K.Vyas, Secretary General, National Co-ordination Committee of Central Pensioners' Association will greet the Convention.

[10.10.2009] The DOCOMO Example - Editorial of Telecrusader October'09 <>

[10.10.2009] Immediate absorption of ITS officers in BSNL - Joint Forum letter to CMD, BSNL <>

[10.10.2009] Undue interference of BCG in day to day working of BSNL - JF letter to CMD, BSNL <>

[10.10.2009] Appointment of SAG officers of Indian P&T Accounts & Finance service Gr. A in BSNL/MTNL on deemed deputation basis - our protest against - JF letter to Hon'ble MoC & IT <>

[09.10.2009] Limited Departmental Competitive Examination Telecom Technical Assistant (under 40% quota) for the recruitment year 2008. <>

[09.10.2009] Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Telecom Mechanic for the Recruitment Year 2008. <>

[09.10.2009] GS BSNLEU meets Member (Finance), DoT:- Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary, BSNLEU met Shri Vijayalakshmi K. Gupta, Member (Finance) DoT on 09.10.2009 and discussed the issue of approval of the Rs.9200 payscale newly introduced in the Promotional Policy.

Member (Finance), DoT assured that the approval will be given early, without any delay.

[07.10.2009]Joint Forum Meeting on 7th October 2009:- The meeting of the executive and non-executive Associations / Unions held on 7th October, 2009 at National Council Room, Eastern Court, New Delhi after thorough discussion, took the following decisions:

Demand the management to ensure implementation of the assurance given to the Joint Forum that the ITS absorption will be finalized before December 2009.
Demand the DOT to rescind the orders issued regarding deputation of Account Officers from DOT.
Meet the CMD to find out about the various reports coming in the press regarding outsourcing, forming of another company from BSNL, sharing of infrastructure etc. since no official statement has come so far. After meeting the CMD, Joint Forum will meet and plan our strategy and action programme.
Consult BCG report with the Unions before implementing the same.
Next meeting of the JF will be held after meeting CMD.

[07.10.2009]Meeting with Director (HRD):- Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, GS, BSNLEU along with Coms. R.S.Chauhan, Org. Secretary and Lalan Sah (corporate office) met Shri Gopal Das, Director(HRD) and discussed the following issues:

Wage Revision: The Union insisted that the wage revision be finalized early. Director (HRD) stated that the issue be discussed in the meeting on 13th October 2009.
Promotion Policy: Director (HRD) agreed to contact with DOT for the early clearance of the 9200- pay scale for which it was referred to DOT. The Policy will be implemented as soon as it is received back.
3. Director (HRD) assured for holding the National Council early.

[06.10.2009]SSA March and Bharat Sanchar Bhawan March: - Mysore Central Executive Committee has decided to organize SSA March and Bharat Sanchar Bhawan March, if the Wage Revision, Promotion Policy etc. are not settled with out further delay. Meet each and every worker, explain the unhelpful attitude of management and prepare for organizing the above programmes.

[06.10.2009] GS Meets Secretary, DoT: - Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary, BSNLEU met the newly appointed Chairman, Telecom Commission & Secretary, DoT, Shri P.J. Thomas on 5th October, 2009 and welcomed and greeted him. It was a curtsey call.

[06.10.2009] All India Protest Day on 28th October, 2009 - National Convention Call:- The National Convention of 9 Central Trade Unions – CITU, AITUC, INTUC, BMS, HMS, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU, UTUC have called upon the working class to jointly observe 28th October, 2009 as All India Protest Day highlighting the demands. Organize maximum participation. To see National Convention Declaration. <>

[06.10.2009] HLL Workers reject 10 year periodicity:- Hindustan Latex Limited management offered 30% fitment on basic, 21% personal pay and 3% extra for 10 year period. The union has rejected the offer since it is for 10 year period. They want 5 year periodicity.

[22.09.2009]Promotion Policy - Discussion with DOT:- Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri,General Secretary,BSNLEU and Com.P.Abhimanyu, Dy. General Secretary met DDG (Estt) Shri.A.K. Das and discussed about the approval of 9200/- pay scale by DOT. DDG (Estt) stated that the matter has been referred to DOT Finance for early approval.

[19.09.2009]Bonus 2009 – one more arbitrary decision of BSNL management:- BSNL has issued order for this year’s bonus (PLI). Non-executives are paid only Rs. 3500/-. This is totally unacceptable to us and we condemn this arbitrary decision. As per BSNL’s MOU rating for this year, as per the bonus formula, Non-Executives are eligible for minimum bonus of Rs. 7000/-. This was conveyed to the CMD, BSNL and Director (HR), in categorical terms by BSNLEU and the United Forum, in the meeting held on 15-09-2009. Country wide Dharnas/demonstrations were also conducted by the United Forum on 17-09-2009. Despite all these, BSNL Board has arbitrarily decided to pay a paltry amount as bonus. Company’s reduced profit is not an excuse for denial of eligible bonus. Bonus formula is the only criteria, according to which Non-Executives are eligible for minimum bonus of Rs. 7000/-. In the case of Interim Relief, we compelled the management to modify it’s arbitrary order. Similarly, in the case of bonus also, BSNLEU and United Forum will get the arbitrary order modified. M-9426201999

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