Outcome of Formal Meeting between the Director (HR) and BSNLEU held on 13.06.2022 – Details of discussion
Formal Meeting between the Director (HR) and BSNLEU held yesterday the 13.06.2022.
BSNLEU has sought a Formal Meeting with the Director (HR) to discuss certain burning issues of the employees. This meeting was held yesterday. Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) presided over the meeting. Shri Saurabh Tyagi, PGM(Estt.), Ms. Anita Johri, PGM (SR) and Shri S.P. Singh, GM(Admn.) were present in the meeting. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.John Verghese, Dy.GS, participated in the meeting. The details of the discussion are given below:-
1. Implementation of a New Promotion Policy to the Non-Executives of BSNL.
Union pointed out that, there are many discriminations between the Executive Promotion Policy (EPP) and the Non-Executive Promotion Policy (NEPP). The Union also pointed out that, within the NEPP also, discriminations are there between the employees absorbed from the DoT and the employees Directly Recruited by BSNL. The Union demanded that a New Promotion Policy is required which will remove all these discriminations. Similarly, the Union also pointed out that, the agreement for NEPP was signed 14 years ago and a lot of changes have taken place during this period. Hence, implementation of a New Promotion Policy for the Non-Executives has become inevitable. The Director (HR) gave a patient hearing and told that the issue would be looked into.
2. Urgent need to relax the ban imposed on Compassionate Ground Appointments.
The Union strongly argued that the ban on Compassionate Ground Appointments should be urgently reviewed. The Union argued that the ban should be relaxed at least to provide job to the families of the employees who have died in the Covid pandemic and also the employees who die in accidents while performing their duties. In reply to this, the Director (HR) replied that the BSNL Management has taken steps to provide cash compensation, instead of providing Compassionate Ground Appointments. BSNLEU said that providing cash compensation is not acceptable to the Union and insisted that Compassionate Ground Appointments should be provided.
3. Holding of the JE LICE, JAO LICE, JTO(OL) LICE, Telecom Technician LICE and other LICEs of the Non-Executives.
BSNLEU strongly demanded that JE LICE, JAO LICE, JTO(OL) LICE, Telecom Technician LICE and other LICEs of the Non-Executives should be conducted immediately. The Director (HR) replied that notification for JE LICE will be issued shortly and steps would also be taken to hold all other LICEs of the Non-Executives.
4. Inordinate delay in issuing Presidential Orders to the TSMs who were directly promoted as Telecom Technicians.
Presidential Orders (PO) are already issued for the TSMs who were regularised as RMs. However, around 450 TSMs who were directly promoted as Telecom Technicians are not yet issued with POs. BSNLEU is continuously taking up this issue. On this issue, the Director (HR) replied that the DoT has completely rejected this case. However, BSNLEU requested that this issue should be taken up by the CMD BSNL at the level of the Secretary, Telecom.
5. Non-granting of special increments / promotions to the deserving sports personnels and granting special increments clandestinely to some Corporate Office officials.
BSNLEU accused that the Management has not considered the special increments for the deserving sports personnel, as recommended by their CGMs. At the same time, the Management has granted special increments only to 3 officials working in the Corporate Office. BSNLEU accused that irregularity is suspected in this case. After detailed discussion, the Director (HR) stated that representatives of BSNLEU can go through the relevant Corporate Office files and discussion can continue thereafter. BSNLEU agreed for this.
6. Non-providing of passwords to the Non-Executives.
BSNLEU has long been demanding that the Sr. TOAs working in E-offices should be provided with passwords. Long back, Director (HR) assured that 25% of the Sr. TOAs working in E-offices would be provided with passwords. However, this assurance is not implemented. This issue was discussed in detail and the Director (HR) assured that Corporate Office would issue letter to all the CGMs in this connection.
7. Denial of transfer under Rule 8 to DR JEs – requesting to take action to mitigate their sufferings.
BSNLEU is continuously demanding that all the DR JEs who have completed 5 years of service and who have applied for Rule 8 transfers should be relieved without delay. This issue was discussed in yesterday’s meeting. BSNLEU pointed that even the Corporate Office order of relieving DR JEs from surplus circles to deficient circles, is not being implemented. In this regard, BSNLEU pointed out the case of NE-I circle. The Director (HR) assured that steps would be taken to relieve DR JEs from surplus circles to deficient circles. As regards, other cases, he stated that immediately relieving them is not possible.
8. Imposing rigorous conditions in the JAO Recruitment Rules.
BSNLEU has already opposed the rigorous conditions being imposed in the JAO Recruitment Rules. For example, it is proposed that 5 years of service in NE-9 pay scale is essential for appearing in the JAO LICE. In yesterday’s meeting, BSNLEU demanded that this condition should be removed. The Director (HR) replied that this condition would be relaxed. He further assured that before finalising the new Recruitment Rules for JAO, the views of the Recognized Unions would be taken.
9. Non-declaration of the results of the JTO LICE conducted in Punjab circle.
BSNLEU is continuously taking up the issue of non-declaration of the JTO LICE results in Punjab circle. This issue was once again discussed with the Director (HR) in yesterday’s meeting. The Director (HR) replied that BSNL has already filed a Miscellaneous Petition in the Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh, requesting the permission of the Hon’ble Court, to declare the JTO LICE results. However, he stated that, the case is not coming for hearing, due to shortage of judges in the Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh. He further assured that BSNL would do everything necessary to expedite declaration of JTO LICE results in Punjab circle.
[Date : 14 – Jun – 2022]