BSNLEU WRITES TO DOT FOR EARLY STTLEMENT OF ANOMALY DUE TO POINT TO POINT FIXATION IN 2000.

BSNL EMPLOYEES UNION

Recognised Union in BSNL (Registered Under Indian Trade Union Act 1926. Regn.No.4896) CHQ:Dada Ghosh Bhawan, Opp. Shadipur Bus Depot., New Delhi – 110008

Email: bsnleuchq@gmail.com, website: bsnleuchq.

com P. Abhimanyu Phone: (O) 011-25705385 General Secretary Fax : 011- 25894862

BSNLEU/423 (Anomaly)                                                                                         27.03.2017

To

Shri Amit Yadav,

Joint Secretary (Admn.), Department of Telecommunications,

Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road,

New Delhi – 110 001

Sir,

Sub: – Inordinate delay in the settlement of pay aberration of seniors due to point to point conversion of CDA scale to IDA scale as on 01.10.2000 in BSNL – reg.

The problem of anomaly i.e., senior getting less pay than the junior, is lingering on for the past so many years. We are extremely sorry to state that this problem is not being settled, despite a clear cut judgement having been given by the Hon’ble CAT, Ernakulam, which has been upheld by the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala. It is needless to mention that this problem arose at the time of the First Wage Revision. Thereafter, the employees have already got the Second Wage Revision also, and the Third Wage Revision has also become due.

The BSNL Management had worked out a formula for the settlement of the aberrations issue, and the same was sent to the DoT for necessary approval, since it is having implication on pension. The file was sent back by the DoT, with the remark that BSNL itself could take a decision on the matter, or could forward the matter to DoT in letter form, for examining the case. Thereafter, the BSNL has sent the matter to DoT, giving details of the case, with BSNL’s proposal for obtaining the decision, as point to point fitment on conversion from CDA to IDA scale on 01.10.2000 was approved by the DoT and pension liability on account of removal of aberration in the pay of Non-Executive will have to be borne by DoT.

The matter is pending with the DoT for a long time despite of our repeated persuasions, causing serious frustration among the affected employees. Under the above circumstances, we request you to kindly look into the issue and to do the needful.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

[P. Abhimanyu]

General Secretary

Copy to: Shri Pawan Gupta, Director (PSU-1), DoT, Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road, New Delh

GUJARAT CIRCLE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD SUCCESSFULLY AT UNJHA.

Circle Executive Committee Meeting of Gujarat Circle was held on 25-03-2017 at the spacious hall of Umiya Mataji Sansthan, Unjha, Mahsena District very successfully. The Open session was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary, Shri. N.L.Patel, MLA & President Umiya Mataji Sansthan and Shri. R.K.Chauhan, Sr.General Manager, BSNL, Mahsena. Com.T. V.Ghelani, Circle President presided. Com. N.N.Patel, District President, Mahsena welcomed the gathering of about 250. Coms. M.K.Dave, Asst General Secretary, BSNLEU, D.K.Bakutra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, D.H.Trivedi, Circle President, BSNLEU, S.J.Thakar, Circle Convenor, BSNL CCWF, S/Shri. Pruthviraj Shekhar, DGM (Finance), Mahsena, M.K.Patel, D.E, GMTD, Mahsena addressed the open session.

Com.K.G.jayaraj, General Secretary delivering his speech as the Chief Guest, explained the important achievements were made possible through by sustained struggle by AIBDPA and the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations. He also highlighted the decisions of the Mysuru Central Executive Committee Meeting and appealed to make the agitational programme a great success with maximum participation. General Secretary also exhorted to join the programmes of All UNions and Associations of BSNL for implementation of pay revision and pension revision and against the move of the government for closure/disinvestment of BSNL.

In the subject session held at 3PM, Com.Manubhai Chaniyara, Circle Secretary presented the report on activities. District Secretaries and some of the office bearers participated in the discussion after which the report was adopted. Com. G.B.Darji, District Secretary, Mahsena proposed vote of thanks. Mahsena comrades had made excellent arrangements for the CEC

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Ensure Timely Payment of CGEGIS to Central Government Employees

The Union Government has decided that in all cases where the service of the retiring Central Government employees has been verified, payment of the accumulation under Savings Fund of Central Government Employee Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) will be made without awaiting confirmation of deduction of each monthly subscription of CGEGIS. This would help in timely payment of accumulations under the Savings Fund of the CGEGIS. The necessary Orders in this regard have been issued by Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance on 17.03.2017.

Often delay occurs in payment of dues to the retiring Central Government employees as the existing procedure requires confirmation of deduction of each monthly subscription to the scheme. The present decision of the Union Government is a step towards simplification of procedure as well as to ensure timely payment of savings along with interest under CGEGIS, to the Central Government employees at the time of retirement.

Under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980, the accumulations under the component of Savings Fund together with interest thereon are payable to the employees on retirement or on cessation of employment with the Central Government or to their family on death while in service.

Source: PIB

FOR THE ATTENTION OF CIRCLE AND DISTRICT SECRETARIES.

CHQ has published in this website the status of each circle in respect of 78.2% IDA revision cases as on 28-02-2017, as per data collected and supplied by Member (Finance). It may not be 100% correct. But we have to ensure that where ever cases are still to be sent from BSNL, we have to intervene strongly.  Unless and until it is sent to the concerned CCA, the cases cannot be settled. CHQ had directed in the very beginning itself for circle/SSA level intervention for early settlement.

Kindly take it seriously. 

MEETING WITH MEMBER (FINANCE).

Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary had a detailed discussion with Shri.Prahlad Singh, Member (Finanace) on the following issues

(1) Unjustified and unwarranted delay in settlement of anomaly to those retired between 01-10-2000 and 31-07-2001.

General Secretary gave him the CHQ letter written on the issue,mentioning the minutes of the 28th SCOVA meeting held on 27-06-2016 wherein DoT was asked to expedite the information to ensure that the matter is resolved within a month. He told the Member(Finance) that the issue is being dragged unnecessarily for one or other reason and demanded early settlement.

Member (Finance) stated that the particular file has not come to him and assured to examine and do the needful.

(2). Undue delay in revision of pension merging 78.2% IDA.

A letter of CHQ in this regard had already been given to his office on 14th March, 2017, in his absence. Member(Finance ) stated that he has already gone through the letter and based on our earlier letter and subsequent discussions, he has collected feedback from all the circles and has issued revised target dates as ; Pre 2007- 31-03-2017 and for Post 2007- 10-04-2017. He has also written to CMD,BSNL for his intervention as there are 30,393 cases still to be received from BSNL to the CCA offices out of a total of 1,39,835. According to status report as on 28-02-2017, 58411 cases are settled with issuing revised pension order.

General Secreatry expressed his concern to the fact that as per reports being received from various circles,it is unlikely to settle all the cases even as per the revised target dates and requested for frequent monitoring for implementation. Member(Finance) stated that he was for the earliest settlement of all the cases and whatever is required at his end will be done.

A copy of the letter and the status report also were given to General Secretary which are reproduced below.

 

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KERALA CIRCLE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD.

The Circle Executive Committee meeting of Kerala was held at K.G.Bose Bhavan, Ernakulam on 21-03-2017. Com.R.Aravindakshan Nair, Circle President presided. Com.N.Guruprasad, Circle Secretary welcomed and presented a brief report, mainly decisions of the Central Executive Committee Meeting at Mysuru on 23,24 February, 2017.

Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor inaugurated the CEC with an elaborate speech covering the current developments and he explained the decisions of the Mysuru CEC meeting. The district secretaries and most of the circle office bearers participated in the discussion.

The meeting decided to hold area level conventions from March 25 to April 10, 2017 to popularise the demands identified in the charter of demands and make the Call Attention Day on 20-04-2017 and SSA level Mass Dharna on 25-05-2017 a grand success.

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