DoT issues clearance to BSNL, for starting negotiations for the wage revision of the Non-Executives.
The DoT has issued a letter on 27th April, 2018, to the CMD BSNL, on the wage revision of Non-Executives of BSNL. The crux of this letter is that, BSNL Management could take steps for wage settlement of the Non-Executives in BSNL, through negotiations. Certainly, this is a welcome development. At the same time, we wish to state that all hurdles for wage revision are not removed. For instance, the DPE, even in it’s recent letter dated 18th April, 2018, has categorically mentioned that BSNL does not fall under the category of PSUs which are eligible for wage revision. It is also stated in that letter that, Cabinet approval is required for BSNL’s wage revision. In the talks held between the AUAB and the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications on 24.02.2018, it has been agreed by the Hon’ble Minister that the issue of BSNL’s wage revision would be taken for the approval of the Cabinet. Presently, the DoT is taking steps for the implementation of the Hon’ble Minister’s assurance. Under these circumstances, the DoT has issued clearance to the BSNL to start negotiations for the wage revision of the Non-Executives. BSNLEU will utilise this letter for the commencement of negotiations for wage revision between the Recognised Unions and Management.