The V Membership Verification was held on 1st February 2011. BSNLEU (United Forum) got 46.57% of votes and was declared as recognized union. NFTE got 34.96% votes. The National Council was formed with Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri as leader and Com.P.Abhimanyu as Secretary Staff Side.
XXV Meeting of the National Council – 24th June 2011
CMD was present in the meeting. He welcomed all official side and staff side members.
Anomaly due to accrual of increment to junior earlier than senior after fixation of pay on the basis of wage revision w.e.f. 01-01-2007 – Management stated that they will verify with other PSUs how they sorted out the issue.
Chairman agreed to refer to DOT the case of Presidential orders for officials whose training started during DOT period but were appointed after formation of BSNL.
The settlement of the pay anomalies arisen at the time of CDA to IDA wage revision will be re-examined and settled.
Proposal for revision of out-door ceiling in respect of non-executives is under consideration.
The BSNL pensioners also will be allowed the enhancement of concession for Broadband Concession scheme.
Both the photos of Mahatma Gandhi and B.R.Ambedkar will be put together in the Conference Hall.
Proposal for SIM card with certain hours of ‘free talk-time’ is under consideration.
It was agreed to favourably consider allotment of vacant staff quarters to retired employees.
The Management did not agree to revise the TSM/Casual labour wages on IDA scales.
The management did not agree to set right the reduction in wages of post-2007 recruitees.
Discussed about procurement of equipments, development and expansion plans etc.
Staff side strongly protested against the denial of Child Care Leave to women employees of BSNL.
Immediate introduction of NE-12 pay scale w.e.f. 01-01-2007 – Issue will be decided on fast-track basis.
Implementation of E1A scale for non-executives – The case will be examined.
XXVI Meeting of NC – 27th February 2012
The issues connected with the utilization of the Telecom Factories were discussed in detail.
The recommendations of the committee on Restructure of Industrial cadres will be implemented.
Early finalization of Standing Orders for Industrial Workers will be done.
SC/ST /OBC back-log vacancies will be filled up.
Some clarifications on NEPP issued. Others will be examined.
Grant of HRA to staff posted in villages within 8 KM of city – referred to DOT
Presidential Orders for absorption for left out cases will pursued with DOT.
Change of Designations – further discussion will take place.
Conducting of TTA LICE- pre-qualifying test will be examined.
Pre-qualifying examination for TM will be examined.
Increase of increments to avoid stagnation – will be examined.
Regularisation of Casual Labour – matter still under examination.
Relaxation in qualifying standards for SC/ST employees – will be considered.
XXVII Meeting of NC – 7th August 2012
Wage Revision of Non-executives from 01-01-2012 – will be examined.
Merger of 50% DA with basic pay – will be examined on receipt of instructions from DOT/DPE
Revision of Allowances and Perks, Restoration of medical Allowance, LTC etc – will be reviewed subject to financial position of the company
Fixation of pay under Fr 22(i)(a)(ii) for upgradations after 01-01-2007 – agreed to examine the case
Modifications agreed for allotment of quarters for retired employees.
Counting of service paid from contingencies for pension and DCRG – will be examined
Committee will look in to the pay scale up gradation of official language cadres.
Provision of pre-paid SIM with talk-time of Rs 200/- to Non-Executives – union proposals will be examined.
XXVIII Meeting of the NC – 30th January 2013
Standing Committee Meetings will be held in two months
Implementation of Rs. 16,400 – 40,500 pay scale as promotion to NE-12 will be taken up with BSNL Board.
Another meeting of the Change of Designations Committee will be held.
Declaring of Hepatitis-C as chronic disease will be taken up with CGHS authorities
Compassionate Ground appointments – Unions may submit their suggestions.
Implementation of Ernakulam High Court judgment on Anomaly – Reports awaited from circles
Staff side suggestions on NEPP issues will be relooked in to by the management.
In-Service training to TTA on par with JTO/SDE will be done if felt appropriate.
Restructure of Civil Wing – Under active consideration of the management.
Child Care Leave – Implementation will be re-examined.
TSM service to be entered in the HR package – under consideration
The VI Membership Verification was conducted on 16th April 2013. BSNLEU which got 48.6% votes and NFTE BSNL which got 30.28% votes were granted recognition as Main Recognised Representative Union and Second Recognised Representative Union respectively as per the New Recognition Rules of recognizing two unions which get more than 15 % votes. The Staff Side will be constituted with 9 seats for BSNLEU and 5 seats for NFTE. The initiative for the New Recognition Rules was taken by BSNLEU, considering all aspects, which was accepted by other unions and the management. This will start a new stage in the negotiating machinery and settlement of issues.