A meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour was held today, 29th September 2014, at Parliament Annexe. In addition to the Chairman and about 20 Members of Parliament, Chief Labour Commissioner, Central Provident Fund Commissioner and Chairman Employees State Insurance were also present. Evidence was taken from the BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation representatives. Coms. V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, Tapas Ghosh Secretary General, P.Abhimanyu, Vice-President and Animesh Mitra, Vice-President participated in the meeting. On the basis of the written Memorandum presented to the Chairman, Standing committee, Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, President and other comrades presented the issues of regularisation of the TSM/Casual labour, Wages, DA, HRA, CCA etc. to be paid. The wage of the casual labour/TSM has to be on the basis of the BSNL payscale (IDA) and not on CDA, which is being paid at present. The non-implementation of minimum wage, EPF, ESI etc. for the contract labour was brought to the notice of Committee.
The Chairman and the M.P.s who are members of the committee sought many details from the BSNLCCWF representatives which were given. The representatives also gave many documents to the committee in connection with the subject. The Chairman asked the BSNLCCWF members to give further details about where the labour laws on minimum wage etc. are not implemented. The Chairman and Committee members patiently heard about the grievances of the Federation.
Later, the committee also met the officers of DOT as well as CMD BSNL, and BSNL Officers.
District Secretaries of BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF are requested to immediately inform the CHQ where the minimum wage is not implemented, EPF, ESI is not introduced etc. The details should include the name of the worker, when he was engaged, what is the work he is doing, how much he is paid, whether EPF and ESI is implemented. These should reach the CHQ at the earliest. The information may be addressed to: V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF, D-7, Telegraph Place, Gole Market, New Delhi – 110001.
This is most immediate.