The All Unions and Associations of Karnataka, presented it's Memorandum on Wage Revision and Subsidiary Tower Company issues, to Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications, yesterday at Bengaluru. The Hon'ble MoS(C) had asked the representatives, "where is the money to pay the wage revision?" Further, he has told that the financial position of the Company was not good and that the government was also not in a position to help in this regard. The reply given by the Hon'ble MoS(C) clearly tells us about the mindset of the government, regarding the wage revision issue.
SUPPORT THE STRIKE
ALL UNIONS OF BSNL STAFF HAVE DECIDED TO ORGANISE A NATION-WIDE STRIKE ON 12-13, DECEMBER 2017 DEMANDING WAGE REVISION AND SETTLEMENT OF LEFT OUT ISSUES OF SECOND PRC.
BEING SENIOR WORKERS WHO SERVED IN BSNL FOR SOME PERIOD, WE THE BSNL RETIREES ARE VERY MUCH CONCERNED ABOUT THE PRESENT PLIGHT OF OUR JUNIOR COMRADES. THEY DESERVE PAY REVISION LIKE ANY OTHER CENTRAL PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS.
Hence, CHQ of AIBSNLPWA calls upon our members to organise demonstrations, wherever possible, in front of BSNL offices on 12th and 13th expressing our solidarity to the BSNL staff on strike...... G Natarajan, General Secretary
We are happy that Department of Telecom has finally accepted our old demand and issued order on 22-11-2017 and the BSNL Corporate Office endorsed it today. In 2011, we observed undue delay in many SSAs of BSNL in processing pension revision cases and demanded that the Service Books should be shifted to CCA offices and also that the CCAs should be declared as Pension Sanctioning Authorities. Some CCAs were reluctant to accept the responsibility on the plea of lack of staff and lack of space in offices.
Now, DOT has accepted the suggestion and issued orders. In First phase, Service Books of CDA pensioners, retired from Telecom, shall be taken over by CCA offices. At a later stage, the Service Books of IDA pensioners retired from BSNL/MTNL are to be taken over by CCAs. Joint CCAs or Dy. CCAs are declared as Pension Sanctioning Authority for the respective Circles.
This new arrangement will, we hope, reduce delay in settlement of pension related issues to some extent.Of course, the DoT should sanction additional staff and fill up vacancies without any further delay to make the step successful.
The DOT order and BSNL endorsement letter are given here.