Highlights of the 37th National Council meeting
The 37th meeting of the National Council was held today. Ms.Sujata Tapan Ray, Director(HR) presided over the meeting. Discussions took place in a cordial atmosphere. Highlights of the meeting are given here under. A detailed note, covering all the issues discussed, will be given later on.
- Wage negotiation of the Non-Executives.
Staff Side pointed out that the wage revision of Non-Executives have come to a halt, due to the reason that the Management Side is insisting for freezing of the HRA. The Staff Side have not accepted it. In today’s meeting, Staff Side forcefully demanded that, the wage revision talks should once again start and agreement should be signed without delay, by considering HRA revision. The Chairperson replied that, she has not seen the file and assured to do the needful.
- Conducting of JE LICE as offline-line exam.
The Chairperson accepted the logic of the Staff Side that, all “Non-Executive to Non-Executive examinations” should be conducted as offline-line exam. She assured to discuss it with the GM (Rectt.).
- Voluntary Term Insurance for Non-Executives.
At present, this is being implemented only for the Executives. The demand of the Staff Side that, it should be implemented for the willing Non-Executives also, is accepted. The GM (Rectt.) assured that it can be implemented for the Non-Executives by March, 2019.
- Wage Revision of casual labourers.
The Chairperson accepted the argument of the Staff Side that, wage revision of the casual labourers should not be linked with the pay revision of the regular employees, is accepted by the Director (HR) and assurance was given that it would be looked into expeditiously.
- Superannuation benefits to the DR employees.
The Staff Side seriously complained that the implementation of the assurance already given by the CMD BSNL and Director (HR), for raising the quantum of pension contribution by Management, is not implemented, and is being inordinately delayed. The Chairperson replied that it would be seriously looked into.
- Relaxation for TT LDCE.
Once again the Staff Side strongly demanded that one time relaxation, to the officials who are not possessing 10th std. qualification, should be given for appearing in the TT LDCE. The Director (HR) assured to examine it.
- Regularisation of casual labourers.
The Staff Side demanded that regularisation of the left out casual labourers should be taken up by the BSNL Management, in view of the recent Supreme Court judgement. The Chairperson assured that legal opinion would be taken.
- Conducting Senior Hindi Translator and Rajbasha Adhikari Internal Examination.
Management Side replied that the restructuring of these cadres is completed only recently and that the Internal Examination would be conducted shortly after calculation of vacancies.
Source : bsnleu.in