of the Forum Meeting held on 26th June 2013
of the Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations was held on 26th June 2013 at the
BSNLMS office. Com. Islam Ahmad presided. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Convener
briefed the meeting about the activities after the last meeting.
The disaster in Uttarakhand:
meeting expressed its deep grief and condolence to the more than 1,000 people
killed due to the savage floods and landslides in Uttarakhand. Many more are
feared to be killed. Thousands are still stranded and in danger. The meeting
conveyed its heartfelt condolences to the families of the bereaved people.
Forum meeting appreciated and expressed its thanks to the Military (including
Air Force and all defence personnel) for the continued efforts to save the
stranded pilgrims, tourists and local population round the clock, without even
considering their own safety. Already some of these army personnel have
sacrificed their lives to bring the stranded to safety. The Forum condoled the
death of these brave hearts who are the pride of the country.
meeting unanimously decided to donate one day pay to the Prime Minister's
Relief Fund for helping the people affected by the Uttarakhand disaster. The
Forum requested that the amount be deducted from the salary of the employees.
(It is expected that the donation will come around Rs. 40 to 50 crore.)The Forum has also suggested that an advance
by BSNL be immediately given to Relief Fund, without waiting for the collection.
Forum urged the BSNL Management to make all efforts for the immediate
restoration of the BSNL services in the state. Our employees have been doing
their best to restore the services, even working 24 hours. The Forum requests
the management to make available all required equipment for the restoration.
Forum wants the management to immediately take necessary steps to assist the
BSNL employees who have been affected due to the disaster both in Uttarakhand
and those tourists/ pilgrims from other circles.
5. The Forum requested DOT to financially
support BSNL in its efforts to restore the services in Uttarakhand. This will
help BSNL which is in a weak financial position.
Convention on 'Revival of BSNL'
Convener reported about the action taken in the matter so far. The Mavlankar
Hall is being booked for 3rd August 2013 for holding the Convention. Senior TU
leaders / Members of Parliament are being invited to address the Convention.
All India Unions have been allotted the number of delegates to attend the
Convention. Other preparations are being made.
The benefit on 78.2% is furnished in the file linked below. The calculations are illustrative since they are made on straight annual increments assuming 6 to 7 increments would have been earned. There will be slight variations when upgradation intervenes.
10.06.2013: Implementation of 78.2% IDA Pay Fixation
GS contacted concern officers in DoT on implementation
of 78.2% IDA pay fixation of DPE OM dated 2nd April, 2009 as approved by BSNL
Board. It is understood that Hon'ble MOC&IT has approved the proposal for
implementation today morning and sincere efforts are being made in DoT for
issuance of Presidential Directives immediately. The orders are expected today
itself from DoT & BSNL. Further developments in this regard will be
GS writes to Shri M.F. Farooqui, Chairman TC & Secretary (T), DoTregarding
incorrect and partial implementation of DPE orders for BSNL Employees during
Revision of wages and payment of IDA w.e.f.1/1/2007 onwards:BSNL Employees
were accorded 68.8% IDA merger w.e.f.1/1/2007 vide DPE order dated 26/11/2008 amounting to net loss of9.4% in pay fixation as on 1/1/2007 vide
subsequent DPE order dated 2/4/2009 followed byrecurring lossofIDA calculated by DPE on the basis of78.2% IDA Mergerw.e.f. 1/1/2007.