19-05-2018 : Circle Secretaries meeting will be held on 29 and 30 June 2018 at New Delhi. Letter No.- TF-4/1, dt-18.05.2018
18-05-2018 : Data furnished by Management to staff side in connection with the discussion on payment of PLI for the year 2015-16. The staff side pointed out that the revenue collected from service may be furnished for the year 2015-16 for better understanding the contribution of workers to the Company.
17-05-2018 : Corporate Office letter to all the CGMs, regarding Compassionate Ground Appointment. Ltr.No.268/SCT/2017/Estt.-IV Dtd.16.05.2018
16-05-2018 : PLI Joint Committee Meeting:- Meeting held under chairmanship of Shri. Ashutosh Gupta G.M.(Restg),GM (SR), Sr.GM(Estt), GM(Rectt) GM(EF) were present from Management side, NFTE was represented by G.S. and Com. K.S.Kulkarni. A detail discussion held for payment of adhoc PLI the F/Y 2015-16. In the meeting Management side supplied the data related to Staff strength, Service Connections in r/o Land line,Broad Band, FTTH, Mobile and leased line and also reported income and loss for the respective year but increase in service revenue was not given in the statement, hence it is decided to hold another meeting for which date will be fixed later with consultation with staff side.
16-05-2018 : Revision of minimum daily wage of workmen w.e.f. 01-04-2018 based on consumer price index P/E 31-12-2017.
12-05-2018 : Regarding fixation of date of financial up-gradation. F. NO.-13-8/2016-TE, dt-18-08-2016.
12-05-2018 : Guidelines on treatment of effect of penalties on promotion – role of Departmental Promotion Committee. Letter No.-22011/4/2007-Estt.(D), dt-28th April, 2014.
11-05-2018 : Extension to TSMs regularized on or after 01-10-2000 in BSNL and covered under Rule 37A of CCS (Pension) Rules for granting 1st NEPP at par with the DOT absorbed employees – reg. Letter No. TF-26/6, dt-11-05-2018.
11-05-2018 : Recruitment in the Cadre of Telecom Technician (erstwhile Telecom Mechanic) against 50% outside quota – reg. Letter No.-TF-14/2(d), dt-11-05-2018
11-05-2018 : Request to form bilateral committee for wage revision for non-executive staff. Letter No.-TF-9/9-c, dt-11-05-2018 to Director (HR).
11-05-2018 : Meeting of Joint Committee for Change of Designation of left out Non-Executive Employees in BSNL. Letter No.-2-4/2007/Restg/Vol III, dt-08-05-201
10-05-2018 : 8th round of wage negotiations for workmen in CPSEs – reg. File No.-62-2/2016-SU, dt-27-04-2018.
10-05-2018 : Medical facilities:- Unions have vehemently opposed the move of curtailing the medical facilities of employees. The management is not in hurry to curtail MRS at present in view of firm stand of the unions.
09-05-2018 : Upgradation of Sr. Accountants and the revival of pay scale – reg. Letter No.-TF-24/(h), dt-09-05-2018.
09-05-2018 : Provision of adequate and proper management in BSNL reg. Letter No.-TF-36/2, dt-08-05-2018.
07-05-2018 : Discrepancies in question paper and in final answer key in the LICE for promotion to Junior Engineer (T) Cadre – reg. Letter No.-TF-14/2(a), dt-07-05-2018.
05-05-2018 : Proposed curtailment in Medical facilities:- Management has proposed to curtail present medical facilities in view of financial crunch being faced by the Company. The union has protested against the move and demanded that the wasteful expenditures be controlled first. The meeting between unions and management is fixed for 9th May in this respect. District Secretaries are once again requested to send the details of wasteful expenditures urgently.
District Conference of NFTE BSNL Karnataka Circle was held on 2nd May 2018 at TRC Belagam under the the President ship Com P.S. Sambrekar Com KS Sheshadri Deputy General Secretary Chq Com AC Krishnamohan Reddy Circle Secretary Com SV Arali Circle President Com SR Patel District Secretary etc and Sri Prasanth Obaiah General Manager Sri Nabapure DGM Sri Dalawal DGM and Sri Inamdar DGM and other officer's and address the conference. Maximum number of Comreads of Belagam SSA attend the conference. Com SR Patel Com P.S. sambrekar and Com MB Patel have been elected unanimously as District President District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively
03-05-2018 : information regarding number of Circle Council / Local Council meetings held in 2017-18.
03-05-2018 : The pending two installments of Medical allowance to be paid to retired optees released.
03-05-2018 : Hold street corner meetings from 07th to 11th May, 2018, against the anti-BSNL policies of the governament and demanding the rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company.
03-05-2018 : Letter to Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Chairperson TC &Secretary (Telecom),
03-05-2018 : Letter to Shri Manoj Sinha Ji, Honarable Minister of State for Communications (I/C), Govt. of India, Sanchar Bhawan,
03-05-2018 : All District Secretaries are requested to conduct “STREET CORNER MEETINGS FROM 7th TO 11th MAY, 2018”, against formation of subsidiary tower company and also organize massive demonstration on 11th May, 2018 at all levels. Kindly give a serious thought to this programme to make it a big success by co-ordinating with all unions/associations.
03-05-2018 : Confirmation examination:- The Circles have still not submitted details of such employees in TOA(G) Cadre who have not passed the confirmation examination within the prescribed chances. This was conveyed by Dy. GMT(Est) when President and Treasurer met him today.
03-05-2018 : GPF Intrest at the rate of 7.6% w.e.f 1st April 2018 to 30th June 2018.
03-05-2018 : Permanency of non-executive employees;- The non-executive employees after completion of two years service are to be confirmed as per existing orders of BSNL HQR. Circle Secretaries are requested to act and ensure the employees having completed two years of service are declared permanent.
03-05-2018 : Revenue receipt:- The BSNL has earned Rs. 6,000 crores less revenue in financial year 2017-18 in comparison to last year. The company is facing financial crunch and management contemplating to curtail the medical facilities of employees. The union has stoutly opposed and has demanded to control and check the wasteful expenditures first. All concerned are requested once again to send details of wasteful expenditures to CHQ to defeat the evil designs of BSNL HQR.
03-05-2018 : New Telecom Policy:- The draft for New Telecom Policy is likely to be released on 1st May, 2018 to seek Public Comments and thereafter inter-ministerial consultation will commence. After these exercise it will be sent to Cabinet for approval.
01-05-2018 : NFTE BSNL Karnataka Circle Homage to Com DV Venkataiah formar All India President and Circle Secretary NFTE BSNL on 01-05-2018 on his 10th Death Anniversary
20-04-2018 : NFTE Karnataka circle extends hearty congrats and greetings to Comrades Perumal, N.D. Ram & brother T V Chalapathi from Karnataka elected as on their reelection as President, General Secy and organizing secy respectively of SEWA BSNL.
20-04-2018 : After submitting memorandum to Governor office conducted candle march in front town hall Bangalore to protest against formation separate subsidiary tower company by all the unions and associations of BSNL on 19-04-2018
20-04-2018 : Proposal of Bharath Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for implementation of 3rd PRC by Relaxing affordability criteria.
17-04-2018 : Protest against formation of separate subsidiary tower company notice served by all unions and associations.
All unions and Associations of BSNL ನ ಅಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ *ದಿನಾಂಕ 19.04.2018 ರಂದು ನಗರದ ಟೌನ್ ಹಾಲ್ ಮೆಟ್ಟಿಲುಗಳ ಮೇಲೆ ನಡೆಸ ಲಿರುವ ಮೌನ ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನಗೆ ಪೋಲೀಸ್ ನವರ ಪರವಾನಗಿ ದೊರೆತಿದೆ*.
ಎಲ್ಲ *ವಲಯ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿಗಳೂ ಹಾಗೂ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಎಲ್ಲ ಯೂನಿಯನ್ /ಅಸ್ಸೋಸಿಯೇಶನ್ಸ್ ಗಳ ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿಗಳೂ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಸಂಘಟನೆಯ ಸದಸ್ಯರನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕರೆತರಬೇಕಾಗಿ ವಿನಂತಿ*
ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆಯು ಸಂಜೆ 5 ರಿಂದ ಸಂಜೆ ಏಳು ಘಂಟೆಯವರೆಗೆ ನಡೆಯಲಿದ್ದು, *ಕೊನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮೇಣದ ದೀಪಗಳ ಹಿಡಿದು ಪ್ರತಿಭಟಿಸಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಮುಕ್ತಾಯ ಗೊಳಿಸಲಾಗುವುದು*
ದಯಮಾಡಿ ಇಂದಿನಿಂದಲೇ ಹೆಚ್ವಿನ ಪ್ರಚಾರ ಮಾಡಬೇಕಾಹಿ ವಿನಂತಿ
17-04-2018 : Grant of Immunity to the office bearers of recognised/Associations clarification reg.
17-04-2018 : DPE issued clarifications with regard to Child Care Leave ( CCL ) clarification.
16-04-2018 : Due to interest calculation work, GPF payment for April 2018 will be delayed. Payment will be made after 23.4.2018.
16-04-2018 : District Conference of NFTE BSNL in Raichur Telecom District was held on 15th April 2018 at Kannada Bhavan
District Conference of NFTE BSNL Raichur Telecom District conducted on 15th April 2018 at Kannada Bhavan Raichur under the the President ship of Com SM Malli District President Com KS Sheshadri Deputy General Secretary Com AC Krishnamohan Reddy Circle Secretary Com SV Arali Circle President Com Muniyappa DS Raichur Com Krishtaiah DS Gulbarga Com Raje Shivasharanappa Circle Assistant Secretary Com Akbar and Com Gururaj from Pensioners Association Com Hittnal DS BSNLEU Brother Thalavar District Treasurer SEWA BSNL and Administration side Smt Radha Deputy General Manager Sri Rangnath AGM Marketing and other officer's attended and address the meeting and also maximum number of Comreads of SSA Raichur are attend the conference . After conference New office barears are elected Com SM Malli OS Com Md Tayyab Ali Sri TOA and Com Abdul Azeez SrTOA are elected unanimously as District President District Secretary and District Treasurer
16-04-2018 : DA may be paid to casual labourers including TSMs 139% w.e.f. 01-01-2017 AND 139% w.e.f. 01-07-2017 BSNL HQR No.-11-1/2017-LE, dt-12-04-2018 to all CGMs.
16-04-2018 : The Govt has decided that the amount of gratuity payable to an employees under the Gratuity Act, 1972 shall not exceed Rs. 20 lakhs. DPE No.-W-02/0020/2018-DPE(WC)-GL-XII/18, dt-11th, April, 2018.
16-04-2018 : An employee can leave HQR, avail LTC and proceed to abroad with approval of competent authority. DOP letter No.-13018/6/2013-Estt(L), dt-03-04-2018.
13-04-2018 : NFTE BSNL Karnataka Circle Wishes 127 Birthday of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in Advance to all
127 Birthday of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar:- The 127th Birthday of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar is falling on 14th April, 2018. He was first and the best to champion the cause of social justice in the country. His contributions towards framing of constitution of India and social justice are unparallel. Today some people are trying to undo what Dr. Saheb has done. His contributions for the upliftment of downtrodden SC S/T community and job reservation can never be forgotten. The NFTE (BSNL) HQR records its deepest and respectful homage to the departed leader.
13-04-2018 : The one day dharana to roll back the subsidiary tower company has been conducted successfully in all the districts of Karnataka Circle. As per reports received from district secretaries of All Unions and Associations of BSNL – NFTE BSNL, BSNLEU, BSNL,SNEA,AIBSNLEA,AIGETOA,FNTO,BSNLMS & ATM took part in todays dharana in all the districts of Karnataka Circle. Photos are attached herewith. circle secretary NFTE.
13-04-2018 : Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2018 – Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Letter No.-3-1/2010-TE, dt-12-04-2018.
10-04-2018 : Dharana Program to protest formation of subsidiary tower company notice served by all unions and associations
10-04-2018 : NFTE BSNL Bangalore Telecom District conducted 96th Birthday of Com OP Gupthaji at Bangalore Telecom District union office under the President ship of Com Ranganna District President. Com KS Sheshadri Deputy General Secretary Chq Com Com Changappa senior leader and Circle Secretary Pensioners Association Com Shanmugam District Secretary Bangalore Com A Ravi Special Invitee Chq Branch Secretaries and District Office barears are participating the celebration
09-04-2018 : MOU signed with Union Bank of India for sanction of various Loans to BSNL employees :
09-04-2018 : Question and Answer in Rajya Sabha on merger of BSNL & MTNL.
09-04-2018 : All District Secretaries are requested to start preparations to make “Dharna’ programme a big success on 12-04-2018.
All District Secretaries are requested to start preparations to make “Dharna’ programme a big success on 12-04-2018, demanding to roll back the Subsidiary Tower Company. Kindly co-ordinate with all unions/associations for success of Dharna.
09-04-2018 : Message from Director (HR). dt-06-04-2018.
09-04-2018: NFTE BSNL Karnataka Circle celebrate 96th birthday Com OP Gupthaji at Circle Office Bangalore under the the President ship Com SV Arali Com KS Sheshadri Deputy General Secretary Chq Com AC Krishnamohan Reddy Senior leader and former Circle Secretary Com Nagaraj and almost all the District Secretaries,Circle Office barears and active comreads are participating in the Birthday celebration
07-04-2018: NFTE BSNL Karnataka Circle conducted Circle Working committee meeting on 7th April 2018 at Circle Office Bangalore under the the President ship of Com SV Arali Com KS Sheshadri Deputy General Secretary Chq Com Krishna Reddy Circle Secretary Com G Babu former Circle Secretary Com Nagaraj former Circle Secretary and almost all the District Secretaries Circle Office barears and active comreads are participating in the circle working committee meeting. Before starting the meeting homage com Krishnamohan Circle President and honour to newly elected Chq office barears of Com KS Sheshadri and Com A Ravi
05-04-2018 : NFTE Karnataka Circle wishes 111th Birthday of Dr.Babu Jagjivan Ram, Former Deputy Prime Minister of India.
05-04-2018 : Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2018 – Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Letter No.-12/6/2016-JCA-2, dt-02-04-2018.
05-04-2018 : DPE order on 0.3% increased IDA from 01-04-2018. Letter No.-W-02/0002/2014-DPE(WC)-GL-VIII/18, dt-03-04-2018.
05-04-2018: D.O. Letter from Director (CM) to all CGM’s regarding (a) SIM sales achievement for FY2017-18 and for the month of March, 2018. (b) SIM sales target for the FY 2018-19 and for the month of April – 2018. D.O. No.-10-5/2016-SCM-CM, dt-03-04-2018.
05-04-2018 : Joint National Convention of All Central Public Sector trade unions will be held on 08-04-2018 at Ernakulam:- Com. K. Kamaraj, Secretary HQR will represent in the convention on behalf of NFTE BSNL.
02-04-2018: Com. Chandeshwar Singh, G.S. bereaved:- Com. Barmeshwar Singh, Retd. TTA, Ex. All India Treasurer NFPTE and elder brother of Com. Chandeshwar Singh, G.S, expired today at about 14.45 hrs in Patna at the age of 69 yrs. NFTE Karnataka Circle condoles the death and share the grief of the family.
02-04-2018: Smt. Balambal mother of Com. K. Natarajan, Circle Secretary, Tamilnadu, has taken last breath today (02-04-2018) at the age of 83. NFTE Karnataka Circle condoles the death and share the grief of the family. The funeral will take place on 03/04/2018 at 10.00 hrs.
02-04-2018: Grant of Special casual leave for CWC of NFTE at CGM Office, Bengaluru on 07-04-2018.
02-04-2018: All unions/associations issued notification for conducting “Dharna” on 12-04-2018 at all levels – All circle/District Secretaries are requested to make the programme a massive one to roll back Subsidiary Tower Company. Letter No.-UA/2017/15, dt-28-03-2018.
02-04-2018: All unions/associations General Secretaries submitted a memorandum to Ms. Aruna Sundarajan Secretary DOT, to roll back Subsidiary Tower Company. Letter No.-UA/2017/13, dt-27-03-2018.
03% increase in IDA 01-04-2018 Total: 126.0% to 0.3% = 127.2%
Lunch hour demonstration at Senchar Bhavan New Delhi
A Powerful demonstration was conducted in front of Senchar Bhavan despite high voltage resistance of Delhi Police. All General Secretaries of All Unions and Associations reached a the gate of Sancher Bhavan . More than 200 workers were waiting there standing here all the workers assembled like a wall and shouted the Anti BSNL Policy Government. Later the police arrested all the participants and they were sent to parliament street Police station by Bus where they with held for 3 hours and there they released. Com Chandeswar Singh General Secretary participated with Com Rajpal Secretary, Com Naresh Vice President Com Sharma and Com MP Singh for Corporate Office and other more than 100 comrades from NTR and Corporate Office took participate with General Secretary in demonstration.
Karnataka Circle extended heartly thanks and congrats to all the members and office barears for conducting very power full massive demonstration at Circle and SSA level throughout the Karnakata Circle even a short notice.
Condolence meeting of Com Krishnamohan Circle President and District Secretary held on 27th March 2018 at PGM Office Auditorium Bangalore
36th National Council meeting is notified to held on 16th April 2018
Opening of Offices on Holidays on 29th and 30th March 2018 clarification
Examination of the subject "review of Loss making CPUs by committee on public undertakings
Decisions of Unions/ Associations of BSNL taken on 27-03-2018
27-03-2018 : Karnataka Circle NFTE BSNL Circle working Committee Meeting to be held on Saturday 7th April 2018 at Circle office Union Office.
24-03-2018: KARNATAKA CIRCLE, BANGALORE TELECOM DISTRICT NFTE BSNL CONDOLENCE MEETING To pay respectful homage to Com Krishnamohan Circle President/District Secretary Bangalore Telecom District who expired in 21st Match 2018.
KARNATAKA CIRCLE, BANGALORE TELECOM DISTRICT NFTE BSNL CONDOLENCE MEETING To pay respectful homage to Com Krishnamohan Circle President/District Secretary Bangalore Telecom District who expired in 21st Match 2018. Condolence meeting will be held on 27th Match 2018 by 14:00 Hrs at PGM Office Auditorium 6th floor (CTO Compound) Bangalore. All are requested to attend the same to pay homage to the departed leader.
23-03-2018 : 87th Martyrs day ( Shaheed Divas of Sri Bhagath Singh, Sri Rajaguru Sri Sukdev)
NFTE-BSNL Karnataka Circle dips its NFTE-BSNL flag in deep respect on the occasion of shaheed divas (Martyrs Day) of shaheed Sri Bhagath Singh, Sri Rajaguru and Sri Sukdev who sacrificed their life for shake of Indians independence and self respect this country 87 years back on this day of 23rd March on this occasion Karnataka NFTE-BSNL remember of Punjab and extend revolutionary greeting to our beloved leaders of NFTE. Com M.S.Sharma, Com Swathantrakumar, Com Surjith Singh and their team in particular and BSNL Employees of Punjab in General.
22-03-2018 :Com. Krishna Mohan passed away: - The body of Com. Krishna Mohan, Circle President Karnataka NFTE (BSNL) criminated today afternoon in Bangalore. Hundrades of Comrades paid homage to departed leader yesterday and today. On behalf of CHQ Com. C.K. Mathivanan A.I.V.P, Com. K.S. Sheshadri Deputy General Secretary CHQ, Com. P. Kamraj, Secretary CHQ along with acting circle Secretary. Com. A. C. Krishna Reddy and District Secretary Bangalore Com. Shanmugam, District President, Com. Ranganna took part in funeral.
21-03-2018 : NFTE lost a brave and dynamic leader:- Com. Krishna Mohan, Circle President of Karnataka and District Secretary Bangalore Telecom District
NFTE lost a brave and dynamic leader:- Com. Krishna Mohan, Circle President of Karnataka and District Secretary Bangalore Telecom District have taken his last breath today at about 04.00 a.m. at the age of 62 yrs. Karnataka Circle condoles the untimely death of Com. Krishna Mohan and share the grief of the family. The cremation will took place tomorrow at 11.00 hrs.
19-03-2018 : Views of 5th AIC at Amritsar (Punjab):-
19-03-2018: Sanction of final welfare grant. Letter No.-13-01/2017/BSNL (WL), dt-16-03-2018.
19-03-2018 : Resume of inaugural cum open session function of 5th AIC at Amritsar (Punjab):-
19-03-2018 : Extension of benefits to DR JEs selected as JTOs through GATE - Clarification :
19-03-2018: Management contemplates Check off System instead of Membership Verification :
19-03-2018 : List of Office Bearers elected at the 5th AIC held at Amritsar from 14.3.2018 to 16.3.2018.
5th All India conference concluded today at Amritsar. Com. Islam ahmed, Com.Chandeswar Singh, Com. A.Rajamouli, Com.K.S. Sheshadhari were elected as All India President, General Secretary, Financial Secretary & Deputy General Secretary unanimously. Com. A. Ravi, Bengaluru Elected as Permanent Invitee in All India conference.
Our Congratulations to All !
11-03-2018: Regret to inform Com.Ravindranath, CAO, Hubli demised today at 15:00 Hrs.
We have received sad demise that Com. B. Ravindranath, CAO, Hubli has expired today i.e. 11-03-2018. NFTE BSNL Karnataka Circle deeply regret and heartfelt condolence may give strength to his family members to bear the loss
03-03-2018 : Transfer policy-Non Executives Issued by Circle Office, Bengaluru
03-03-2018 : Consumer Price Index for January 2018 :
The CPI(IW) increased by 2 points and stood at 288 in January 2018 when compared to December 2017.
The difference in IDA from April 2018 won't be much. (Likely to be between minus 0.3% to plus 1.3% for a swing of 3 points)
03-03-2018: BSNL proposes to reduce annual ceiling for OD treatment to 12 days Pay + DA for serving employees from 1.4.2018 and to withdraw medical allowance without voucher facility to retired employees residing in places where CGHS facility is available :
03-03-2018: Work According to Rule agitation deferred till 30-04-2018.
All circle and district secretaries are hereby informed that in view of the meeting held between the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications and the All Unions and Associations of BSNL on 24.02.2018, and also in view of the assurances given for the settlement of the demands, it is decided to defer the Work According to Rule agitation till 30th April, 2018.Click Here
27-02-2018 : Grant of Special Casual Leave on 13th March, 2018 for attending NEC Meeting and from 14th to 16th March 2018 for attending AIC of NFTE at Amritsar – reg. Letter No.-BSNL/39-2/SR/2018, dt-26-02-2018.
24-02-2018: Meeting between Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications and the All Unions and Associations of BSNL.
A meeting is held at the Sanchar Bhawan today the 24.02.2018, between Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications and the All Unions and Associations of BSNL. Together with the Minister, Secretary, DoT, Special Secretary, DoT, Joint Secretary (Admn.), DoT, OSD to the Hon’ble Minister, CMD BSNL and Director (HR) BSNL were present. From the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, Com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, Com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com. K. Jayaprakash, GS, FNTO, Com. N.D. Ram, GS, SEWA BSNL, Com. Ravi Shil Verma, GS, AIGETOA, Com. Mallikarjuna, President, BSNL MS and Com. S.D. Sharma, GS, BSNL ATM, participated in the discussions. The representatives of the AUAB heartily thanked the Hon’ble Minister for taking out time to meet them. Detailed discussions took place on the memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble Minister, the details of which are as follows:-
(1) 3rd Pay Revision. So far, the DoT has been maintaining that BSNL employees are not eligible for 3rd Pay Revision. In today’s meeting the Hon’ble Minister agreed that the issue of 3rd Pay Revision of BSNL employees would be processed and would be taken for the approval of the DPE and the Cabinet. This is a great achievement. We have broken the stalemate that prevailed in the Pay Revision issue. At the same time we have to be vigilant, till the final approval is given by the Cabinet.
(2) Formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. The AUAB representatives expressed their apprehension that in the name of formation of the Tower Company, the 66,000 mobile towers of BSNL are being snatched away from BSNL. They also pointed out that the decision of the Cabinet that, the Subsidiary Tower Company would remain under the control of BSNL Management, has been violated, through the appointment of an IAS officer as the CMD of Subsidiary Tower Company. They further pointed out that even BSNL Management was not taken in to confidence in the appointment of an IAS officer as the CMD of the Subsidiary Tower Company, which clearly shows that the Subsidiary Tower Company would not be under the control of BSNL Management. The reply given by the Hon’ble Minister in this regard is not satisfactory. The AUAB has to find ways and means to ensure the rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company.
(3) Pension Revision. The representatives of AUAB strongly argued that pension revision should be done to the BSNL pensioners. It was pointed out that the BSNL pensioners and the Central Government pensioners are covered by the same rules. They argued that when pension revision is settled for the Central Government pensioners, the same should not be denied to the BSNL pensioners. The Hon’ble Minister assured that needful action would be taken to settle this issue.
(4) Calculation of Pension Contribution. It was strongly argued that pension contribution in respect of BSNL employees cannot be calculated on the basis of maximum of the pay scale, when the same is calculated on the basis of actual basic pay, in the case of Central Government employees. It was pointed out that as per the DoP&T order issued in 2006, pension contribution of the Central Government employees is being deducted on the basis of actual pay only. The Hon’ble Minister directed the Secretary, DoT, that this issue should be settled as per Government orders.
(5) Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. The AUAB representatives pointed out that it will be extremely difficult for BSNL to compete with the private operators, without providing 4G service. They strongly argued that the proposal of the BSNL Management, for the allotment of 4G spectrum by the Government, should be accepted. The Hon’ble Minister replied in the positive and assured that needful action would be taken.
(6) Reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58. The AUAB representatives strongly argued that the retirement age of the BSNL employees should not be reduced from 60 to 58, as a measure for the revival of BSNL. The Hon’ble Minister told that the government is not having any proposal to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58.
(7) Left out issues of the 2nd PRC. The AUAB representatives pointed out that this issue is lingering on very long time and needs to be settled. The Hon’ble Minister stated that this issue would be looked into by the Secretary, DoT.
At the end of the meeting, the Hon’ble Minister stated that the representatives of AUAB could meet him again, as well as the Secretary, DoT, in continuation of today’s meeting. The representatives of AUAB heartily thanked the Minister for his positive response to most of the issues.
After the meeting with the Hon’ble Minister, a meeting of the AUAB was held in the FNTO’s office. All the General Secretaries expressed their satisfaction with regards to the progress in the issues. They also expressed the view that all these have happened only because of the united struggles and massive mobilisations by the entire Non-Executives and Executives, for which they deserve appreciation.
24-02-2018 : Onward March to Amritsar AIC. Editorial (Telecom), English.
23-02-2018 : DOT letter No.-24-1/2018/&/SR, dt-21-02-2018 is withdrawn. It is a moral victory of all unions/associations. File No.-24-1/2018-SR, dt-22-02-2018.
22-02-2018: Realisation of Pension contribution in respect of DOT absorbed employees in BSNL – Request for intervention to end discrimination. Letter No.-TF-11/3, dt-21-02-2018.
22-02-2018 : DoT rejects the major demand of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL. DoT vide letter number 24-1/2018/SR communicated CMD, BSNL with respect to the agitation notice by All Unions and Associations of BSNL - Massive March to Sanchar Bhawan on 23.02.2018. Through this letter DoT has apprised the status of demands wherein all the demands have been denied which is the most frustrating situation. DoT instead of settling the issues in the interest of BSNL's viability and its employees denying the settlement of the legitimate demands. The reply of the DoT only shows it’s high handedness as well as anti-BSNL stand.
22-02-2018 : Minutes of the Standing Committee of National council meeting held on 24-01-2018. Ltr.No.BSNL/39-5/SR/2018 Dated 16th February 2018.
22-02-2018 : Exemption/Relaxation in guidelines for 8th round of wage negotiations for revision of wage of workmen in BSNL – reg. Letter No.-TF-9/9/PRC, dt-20-02-2018.
22-02-2018 : Provision of BSNL’s Rs 429 plan to non-executive employees in place of Rs. 200/- value Sim per months - reg. Letter No.-TF-19/1(c), dt-20-02-2018.
22-02-2018 : Reply received from DPE in response to NFTE BSNL letter No.-TF-9/9/PRC, dt-22-12-2017 addressed to Hon’ble Prime Minister for exemption of affordability clause. Letter No.-W-10/0001/2018-DPE (WC), dt-31-01-2018.
22-02-2018 : All Circle/District Secretaries please note, our All India Conference will be held at “Amritsar” from 14th March to 16th March, 2018. Amritsar is a holy and international tourist place. Reception Committee is making all efforts to provide accommodation in Dharmashalas. Mostly Dharmashalas owned by religious organizations. These are booked to us with some condition, which is displayed in notice board of Dharmashalas. All Comrades are requested to please take care of these instructions, while residing in it. Kindly minimize visitors to the meeting and extend co-operation to the reception committee. Mostly weather will be pleasant at that time. Kindly ensure payment of delegation fee before occupying the given Dharmashala by reception committee
22-02-2018 : Com. C. Singh, General Secretary, Com. K.S. Sheshadri and Com. A. Rajamouli met CMD and extended an invitation to address the All India Conference which scheduled to be held from 14th March to 16th March, 2018 at Amritsar. CMD assured that he will attend and grace the conference as per convenience.
22-02-2018 : Entry of revised cast/category in service book and in ERP system as modified by The Govt. Letter No.-TF-05, dt-16-02-2018.
22-02-2018: Meeting with Director (HR):- G.S, Com. K.S. Shesadri Secretary, Com. A. Rajamouli CHQ Treasurer met to Smt. Sujata T. Ray Director (HR) and extended an invitation to grace the AIC at Amritsar at the same time we discussed the following issues:- (1) Holding of JTO examination for the vacancies of year 2016-17 and 2017-18. (2) To implement Term-Plan insurance in all circles of BSNL preferably with LIC and other Govt enterprises in the field of insurance. The Director (HR) gladly accepted our invitation and given assurance to address the conference. And on other issues, Director (HR) response was very positive.
22-02-2018: Meeting with GM(Estt):- G.S. Com. Sheshadri and Com. A. Rajamouli met with GM(Estt) and discussed the following issues:- (1) Selection group ‘D’ post under CGA quota ignoring higher qualification – case of Shri Birendra Signh S/o Late Birendra Singh, T.T. Lucknow. G.S. exhorted the background of case the candidate submitted his certificate well before the HPC conducted by the circle management, but ignoring his higher qualification and rule related to the matter, the HPC considered and recommended his appointment against Group ‘D’ post. The GM (Est) assured to enquire in the matter.
22-02-2018 : Corporate office order on grant of transport allowance to Orthopaedically handicapped central Government employees – applicability in BSNL. Letter No.-15-1/2014-PAT(BSNL), dt-15-02-2018.
22-02-2018: Corporate office issued guidelines for provision of telephone connection with STD & Broadband facility to recognized employees’ unions – shall be rent free service connection. Letter No.-21-01/17-PHA, dt-15-02-2018.
12-02-2018 : Officiating Circle Secretary NFTE BSNL Karnataka Circle attended the All India BSNL Pensioners Association at Mysore
Officiating Circle Secretary NFTE BSNL Karnataka Circle attended the All India BSNL Pensioners Association held on 11-02-2018 at Mysore highlighted the present status of 3rd PRC of working employees assured full support of NFTE BSNL for the success and settlement of issues pertaining to pensioners.Click Here