|222.08.2016|| DHARNA AND HUNGER STRIKE ON 24.08.2016
It is for information to all executives that UFOM has organised one day Dharna and Hunger Strike ( by all leaders of constituents of UFOM) on 24.08.2016 since 10 AM to 5.30 PM at corporate office New Delhi in support of our long pending agenda of demands which include 78.2 % IDA neutralization pending since 01.01.2007 and one time option for Pro rata pensioners etc. Therefore it is requested to all executive to participate in day long dharna and Lunch Hour Demonstration (12.30 PM to 2.30 PM). Please reach to Dharna Sthal (Corporate office) positively and exhibit your unity and strength.
GS wrote a letter to CMD with regards to our legitimate long pending demand of 78.2 % IDA neutralization , wherein he cautioned MTNL management for ignoring attitude of administration as executives are fighting this issue since long and frustration among them may lead to industrial unrest in the company.
A meeting of TEAM representatives was organised by Sh. Shrikant Prasad,AS(BB) with GM(BB-P&D) on dated 19/08/2016 at 14:30 . GM (BB-P&D) & GM(BB-O) were present in the meeting.
The following officers and TEAM office bearers were present in the meeting
Administrative Side:Sh. Rahul Johri GM(BB-P&D) , Sh. Mukesh Lal GM(BB-O) and Sh. V.B.Sharma SM(A) BB
Association Side : Sh. Srikant Prasad AS BB alongwith Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS, Sh. K.R.Yadav CP, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS, Sh. S.S.Asija ACS, Sh. Maninder Sareen ACS, Sh. P.K. Tenguria,President(BB) And Sh. S.P.Sharma Cashier BB
Rotational Transfer of all the executives posted under long stay at one place
GM (BB-P&D) & GM (BB-O) assured to make a transfer policy for all executives under long stay (10 Years) at one place.
Resourceful management of executives /Equipment. We raised the issue of no proper seating arrangements of executives, no proper tools for speed testing of leased line in GM(BB-P&D) and no drinking water or rest room for shift duty officers and many more.
GM (BB-P&D) & GM (BB-O) assured, try to fulfil all the requirement of executives related to resourceful use of manpower or equipment.
Provision of vehicles at odd hours for fault management
GM(BB_P&D) & GM(BB-O) agree with this point that there is shortage of vehicle and assured us that he will try to increase budget of transport allowance from 10,000 to 20,000 and also try to increase the number of vehicles at least one vehicle should be available for each DE unit.
No SDE’s should be deployed on shift duty as they are call duty officers We strongly object the shift duty of SDE
GM(BB-P&D) told that he is try to intake more TTA’s and new recruited JTO for shift duty and he also told that he is trying clarification regarding the same from GM(A)HQ .
The meeting ended in a cordial atmosphere.
AS NP (South) Sh. S.P.Singh asked a meeting with GM(South), which was granted and held on 26.07.2016 . The following points were discussed
1)Shortage of Man and Materials
2) Unjustified distribution of vehicles.
3)Unjustified posting of officers for higher responsibilities.
GM (South ) took positive steps for removing discrepancies in distribution of vehicles and with regards to posting of officers. Minutes of this meeting were issued and necessary orders were also implemented.
|13.08.2016||HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 2016 TO ALL|
GS wrote a letter to Secy. DOT for revision of pension of Pre-2016 pensioners on implementation of 7th C.P.C. recommendations.
|10.08.2016|| Important views on questionnaire with details…….
What should be the minimum and the maximum pay in CPSEs? What should be the reasonable ratio between them?Minimum Pay should be Rs. 50,400 and the Maximum Pay should be Rs. 5,00,000 in CPSEs. A ratio of 1:4 would be a reasonable one. While Coining New Pay Scales it should be so ensured the minimum of the scale so fixed should not be less than the amount arrived at by adding Fitment amount on Pay+DA to avoid pay loss to the new entrants.Further those who are on Rolls as on 01-01-2017 should not draw less than the amount to avoid drop in Emoluments arrived at as per Fitment Formulae(Basic Pay plus IDA and Fitment % there off). Justification for “Multiplication Factor”Calculation of IDA as on 01.01.2017: CPI (IW) for June-2016 is 277 and assuming it to be 284 for Nov-2016; IDA rate on 01-01-2017 may be assumed about 124.8%. For IDA merger it may be equalled as 50+50+24.8. Now suppose basic pay/pension is Rs. 100.Merger of 50% IDA: IDA becomes Rs 50 hence new basic pay/pension is 100+50= Rs 150.Merger of next 50% IDA: Now 50% IDA will be on new basic pay/pension of Rs 150 which comes out to be 150*50/100= Rs 75. Hence new basic pay/pension is 150+75= Rs 225.Merger of next 24.8% IDA: Now 24.8% IDA will be on new basic pay/pension of Rs 225 which comes out to be225*24.8/100= Rs 55.8. Hence new basic pay/pension is 225+55.8= Rs 280.8.Risk pay and Grade pay: Risk pay and grade pay were recommended by 2nd PRC but not allowed by then Government for CPSEs. Hence an additional of more than of 10% (of 280.8) should be added. Therefore new basic pay/pension comes out to be (280.8+28.08) =308.88.Dearness relief: Keeping in view an additional of minimum of 10% of old basic should be added.
Therefore a ‘Multiplication factor” of more than 4.1454 is fully justified to arrive at new basic pay/pension from old basic pay/pension. Accordingly, new IDA pay scales are calculated
GS Sh. A K.Kaushik ,JGS Sh. V.P.Bharadwaj, AGS Sh. Rajib kumar along with GS , FS, AGS HQ of AIBSLNEA and GS ,VP and OS AIGETOA attended a meeting with the Chairman of 3rd PRC Hon’ble Justice Shri Satish Chandra, Member Secretary Shri Madhukar Gupta (Addl Secretary, DPE) and Member (PRC) Shri Shailendra Pal Singh, Ex-Director (HR), NTPC Ltd. Wherein GS presented the views of the TEAM as per the questionnaire. Hon’ble Chairman and Members of 3rd PRC gave a patient observation and hearing to the presentation on all the items of questionnaire and discussed most of the items in details.
After detailed discussions mainly on affordability, similar standard pay scales in all PSU except perks and allowance which may be decided by the concerned PSUs, IDA Pension revision to MTNL Pensioners and superannuation benefits to the PSU employees etc Hon’ble Chairman and Members of 3rd PRC asked us to give a brief enumerating the points of aspirations of the MTNL Executives. Hon’ble members of 3rd PRC assured to consider genuine aspiration of MTNL Executives. The meeting lasted for more than one and half hours.
TEAM had sought a meeting with the Chairman of 3rd Pay Revision Committee to hear our views on proposed pay revision . We had responded to a questionnaire on the subject.
The desired meeting was held on 08.08.2016 with the chairman of 3rd PRC in his office at CGO. The details of the meeting will be uploaded shortly.
Salaries and pension take up 70 per cent of MTNL’s revenue : MTNL spends 70 per cent of its revenue on salaries and pension of its staff which has affected its financial condition, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha told Rajya Sabha today. Sinha gave this information while replying to questions.During the Question Hour, he also said that the Cabinet has approved the revision of pension of BSNL pensioners, who retired prior to June 10, 2013 at par with serving employees of BSNL.
The number of such retired employees is over 1,18 lakh and the estimated annual expenditure comes to Rs 129.63 crore for pensioners and Rs 24.93 crore for family pensioners approximately, the minister said.A news from Indian Express………
A general Body Meeting of Executives of Broad Band (O) was held on 02.08.2016 in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhwan. Members raised many points with regards to working problems. AS BB wrote a letter to GM(BB) for granting a meeting with representatives of TEAM to discuss these valuable points.
|04.08.2016||Demonstration against said Govt’s Proposal for strategic sale out of MTNL and BSNL was held on 03.08.2016 during lunch hour. The demonstration was a huge success as nearly all associations and unions of MTNL and BSNL took part in this demonstration. All leaders of various organisations addressed the gathering and made aware them with the dangers of proposed sale of companies.|
|| Massive Demonstration by United Forum of MTNL & BSNL Unions and Associations
Comrades as already communicated A Massive Demonstration has been called by United Forum of MTNL & BSNL Unions and Associations as a protest action on 03.08.2016 country wide in protest of proposal of strategic sale out of BSNL and MTNL. In Delhi this demonstration will be held during lunch hour on 03.08.2016 at Eastern Court while In Mumbai the demonstration will be held at CGM BSNL Maharshtra Circle Office Juhu Danda Santacruz West during lunch hour on 03.08.2016.
It is appealed to one and all executives to participate in this Demonstration for making this protest action a grand success.
ED Delhi office issued a letter for calling of CR for 9 Telecom executives for financial up-gradation from E5 to E6.
UFOM wrote a letter to Secretary DOT and CMD MTNL for communicating them with regards to new phase of Protest Action Programme in support of our long pending following demands:
*Fixation of pay and pension as on 01.01.2007.merging 50 % DA effectively amounting at 78.2 % IDA as recommended.
*Providing an opportinuty to Pro-rata Pensioners for exercising fresh pension option.
*Extending benifit of medical facilities under CGHS facility to the erstwhile DOT Employees absorbed in MTNL.
UFOM has given following programme.
*on 24rth August 2016 (Wednesday) one day Hunger strike in front of COrporate Office CGO Complex and Lunch Hour Demonstration.
*on 16th September 2016 Lunch Hour Demonstration at COrporate Office CGO Complex .
Future pension revision in MTNL/BSNL
The representative of various unions & Association of MTNL & BSNL i.e., S/Sh. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary AIBSNLEA, Kishan Singh, General Secretary (AIRBSNLEWA), Mange Ram Sharma, General Secretary/MTNL Staff union, A.K. Kaushik, General Secretary, TEAM and M.K. Bagchi Convener/ United Forum met Sh. J.S. Deepak, Secretary (Telecom)/ DOT and discussed about the prospect of future pension revision in MTNL/BSNL. While handing over a written joint representation to the Secretary (Telecom), the representatives have requested him to take up this matter with 3rd PRC. He has ensured us in this respect.
The representatives met Sh. S. Meenakshi Sundram, Director DPE on this issue and handed over a letter. The letter on pension revision is handed over also to Dr. Madhukar Gupta, Secretary DPE (Member Secretary/ PRC).
5th day in continuation…. Neither Tired Nor Defeated.
The battle is on and alive against Gundaism and negative attitude of administration. Comrades !!! it is not just a question of one incident. It is not question of one executive. We stand whenever justice is denied. It is only TEAM our association ,who stood firmly against such Gunda elements who want to resolve the problem not by means of argument but by means of muscle power. Administration plays always negative role in such battles because covered officers cannot provide justice and for prevailing truth lot of courage is required. The Situation and the conditions are not in our favour but even then our fighting comrades who are continuing this battle since 5 days have firm believe that they are going to win this battle with logistic approach of central and circle leadership. GS and CS are taking this issue with TOP management of MTNL and it is supposed that some positive result may come out.
TEAM sincerely thanks to each executive irrespective of association whosoever had participated in our Grand Programme of Dharna at office of GM(North). We invite all likeminded executives/employees for joining our struggle. Please be unite against Gundaism and negative attitude of administration.
UNITY IS ONLY SOLUTION FOR RESOLVING SUCH ISSUES
Come One ! Come All !!! Come One ! Come All !!!
Unions and Association of MTNL and BSNL gave notice to Secretary DOT for Nation wide Lunch hour Demonstration on 03.08.2016 for strategic sale out of BSNL and MTNL by Niti Aayog.
In Delhi Lunch Hour Demonstration will be held at Eastern court on 03.08.2016 . It is requested to one and all for participating in this programme wholeheartedly .
1)Government starts process to appoint full-time CMD for MTNL:
State-run MTNL will soon get a full-time chairman and managing director (CMD), as the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has formed a search-cum-selection committee for such an appointment with a tenure of five years.The state-run telecom company, which offers services in Delhi and Mumbai, has been without a full-time CMD since May 30, 2014, when A K Garg retired from the post.
2)MTNL blocks Port 25 on its network to keep spam & DDoS in check:State owned telco and ISP MTNL is blocking a part of its broadband network that allows sending of emails through private email servers after ISPs in Mumbai came under a heavy DDoS attack last week, crippling internet speeds in the city. MTNL will be blocking ‘Port 25’ used for sending emails on private servers, which will essentially stop spammers and hackers from sending out bulk emails in a network using hijacked PCs.A news from Medianama…..
GS along with Leaders of MTNL and BSNL wrote a letter to Secretary DOT on the matter of inclusion of pension revision of pensioners of MTNL & BSNL in the terms and reference of 3rd PRC.
Government of India notified in The Gazette of India with regards to implementation of 7th Pay Commission for employees of central Government .
|27.07.2016|| Our North Area’s brave Executives are struggling with the culture of Gundaism and Negative Attitude of Administration. They performed day long Dharna in front of GM(North) office at Sec-3 Rohini,Delhi. The Dharna was most successful . GS along with his CHQ colleagues and CS with his Circle Colleagues participated in it with more than 70 Area Executives of North .
But GM(North) escaped from his office for full day and did not show any courage to sort out the problem. We humbly appeal to GM(North) and Administration of Delhi Unit for kind intervention so that peace atmosphere and working environment may be restored at North area at earliest.
Now it is moral duty of all executives for extending full support in favour of our fighting executives of North Area. The Dharna programme is continued for today too at same venue. Therefore it is requested that executives of near by area whosoever may approach venue easily , may reach at Dharna Place positively. Please strengthen your own unity and fight against injustice.
Consequent upon the unwanted and shameful silence of administration of GM (NORTH) on the incident of manhandling with Sh. B.B.Raijada a meeting of furious executives of GM (North) was held on 25.07.2016 . Wherein all executives expressed their justified anger against negative attitude of GM(North) . It was resolved unanimously that TEAM North area will launch a protest action programme as one day long Dharna in front of office of GM(North) at Sector-3 Rohini, Delhi, on 26.07.2016 for fulfilling following demands:
Corporate office issued a letter to Delhi and Mumbai Unit wherein it has been asked to reply the current vacancy position of CAO in their respective units.
ED Delhi office issued a list of 62 Telecom Executives for calling of CR for their financial upgradation from E4 to E5.
|23.07.2016|| ANOTHER BLACK DAY
It is to inform you all, that Area North of MTNL Delhi became witness to another black day on 22.07.2016 as our Senior Executive Sh. B.B.Raijada was manhandled by a group of employees led by Mr. Kamlesh and Surender Babla working as clerks in the offices. GM (North ) is playing very negative role and completely failed to control area technically and administratively. Many times our representatives provided him feed back but he could not take stringent action . Our Area Secy. has written a letter to call immediate meeting with representatives of TEAM failing which association will be left with no alternative except to start Trade union Programme without further notice.
Thousands of Executives, Employees and retirees of MTNL have staged Lunch Hour Demonstration under the banner of United Forum of unions and Associations of MTNL at the office of CMD MTNL CGO Complex in Delhi and Telephone House at Mumbai today i.e.on 22.07.2016 during Lunch Hour.They have raised slogans in favour of immediate realisation of their age old demands.
*78.2% neutralization in pay revision as on 01.01.2007.
*Fresh Pension option for pro-rata pensioners of MTNL.
*Immediate implementation of medical facility under CGHS
The leaders of various associated organizations of United Forum have addressed the huge gathering and declared that more stringent form of agitation will be held in near future if the demands are not realised by MTNL/DOT.
GS wrote a letter to MOC Hon’ble Sh. Manoj Sinha ji requesting to grant an urgent meeting with TEAM to discuss various points.
No plan of strategic sale in BSNL, MTNL: Niti Aayog
Denying media reports of strategic disinvestment in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), Niti Aayog on Wednesday said that the reports are incorrect.
“A section of the press has carried a news report that Niti Aayog may consider strategic sale in BSNL and MTNL,” Niti Aayog stated in a release.
“There is no such proposal with Niti Aayog and the report is factually incorrect,” it added.According to media reports, the government was considering strategic sale in the telecom majors to revive its growth. A news from The Statement……..
Niti Aayog may consider strategic sale in BSNL, MTNL:Government’s think-tank Niti Aayog may consider state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) for strategic disinvestment, a senior government official said.The incumbent government, has on several occasions, blamed the previous regime for the financial decline of the two telecom service providers. Former telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said on prior occasions that in 2004, BSNL was incurring profits of around Rs 10,000 crore and MTNL Rs 900 crore. However, when the NDA government took charge in 2014, the BSNL was suffering a loss of Rs 8,000 crore and MTNL Rs 2,000 crore.The Niti Aayog has submitted a list of 74 sick and loss making public sector undertakings (PSUs) to the government for the purpose of shutting down and restructuring, the official said, adding that discussions were now happening between ministries on finalising the details. The official said that while Air India was a part of the list submitted to the Centre, Niti Aayog has recommended that its restructuring exercise be continued. A news from Indian Express……
|19.07.2016||JGS Sh. V.P.Bharadwaj along with AGS Sh. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS Sh.Mahesh Kukreti, CP Sh. K.R.yadav, CFS Sh. Ajay Kumar, Senior VP Sh. P.C.Sarswat and AS Sh. Maninder Sareen met with GM(HR) on 18.07.2016 at Corporate office and discussed the following points:
GM(HR) told that the matter is beyond her jurisdiction , this matter has to go to MTNL Board for decision.
It is for information to all that a CEC meeting of TEAM Delhi circle is scheduled to be held on 20.07.2016 (Wednesday) to discuss the following agenda:
*Suggestions for the massive participation of executives for the Demonstration to be held on 22.07.2016 during lunch hour in-front of corporate office MTNL at CGO complex..
*** Any other point with the permission of chair.
All Area Secy./Divisional Secy./CEC members/ Circle office bearers/ CHQ office bearers present in Delhi are requested to positively attend the meeting .
GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik along with AGS Sh. Rajeeb Kumar, CP Sh.K.R.yadav and CS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav had a meeting with Member Service Sh. N.K.Yadav . The various problems with regards to improvement in Services provided by MTNL were discussed. Hon’ble Member Service took a serious not of our valuable suggestion and assured us that as Member Service whenever any matter with respect to MTNL will come to him; he will take immediate steps.
Thereafter he discussed us for our ongoing agitation programme (under banner of UFOM) for achieving 78.2% IDA neutralization and one more option for pro-rata pensioners. We told him very categorically that the agitation cannot be suspended without achieving our justified demands. Further GS raised the issue of merger of MTNL with BSNL. Member Service suggested us to take the matter with the present Hon’ble Minister of communication . He assured us that whatever help can be extended from DOT , he will extend it immediately.
on 13.07.2016 Sh. R.B.Aggarwal AS West along with Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS,Sh. G.R.Singh VP and Sh. Mukul Tiwari CEC member met with Sh. A.K.SIngh GM(West) to discuss the various problems of executives of west area. Association suggested various means for betterment of services in area to which GM agreed and appreciated.
GM promised to take care of the problems of executives as raised by us. The meeting was held in very cordial atmosphere.
Hungama partners with MTNL for exclusive Entertainment service: Hungama has partnered with MTNL to launch an exclusive entertainment service for MTNL’s broadband userrs in Mumbai and Delhi.
Users can get access to music, movies, videos and games at mtnl.hungama.com. “The association with MTNL is a crucial step in strengthening our distribution across platforms. With this, we now share our services with two of the country’s leading telecom and broadband majors – MTNL and BSNL and are confident of consolidating our presence across other broadband services as well,” Siddhartha Roy, CEO, Hungama.com said. “Our partnership with Hungama reiterates our commitment to offer value to our customers from time to time. With this association with Hungama we bring to them the best of entertainment that can be consumed seamlessly at high broadband speeds,” P.K. Purwar, CMD, MTNL said. A news from Indian Express……..
On 08.07.2016 General Secretary Sh. A.K.Kaushik ji ,along with JGS Sh. V.P.Bharadwaj, CP Sh. K.R.yadav,AGS Sh. Rajeeb Kumar , OS Sh. R.D.Ahirwar,AS Sh. Naresh Kumar and Sh. Ranjan Yadav Executive member Central met and welcomed Newly appointed Hon’ble Minister of communication Sh. Manoj Sinha on his assuming charge in his office at Sanchar Bhawan. TEAM welcomed him by presenting a flower bouquet and Shawl. We extended him all the best for his new assignment.
TEAM wishes a very happy and prosperous EID for every one
1)Cabinet approves BSNL pension revision:The Union Cabinet at a meeting here chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved pension revision to the retirees of public sector telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) by allowing the benefit of merger of 50 per cent DA/DR with basic pay.The pension revision for BSNL pensioners and family pensioners will amount to 78.2 per cent DA/DR for the purpose of fitment and modifying BSNL’s liability towards pensionary benefits payments to retired employees.
Today on 05 July 2016 very well organized Massive Demonstration held under banner of UFOM Delhi and Mumbai at K.L.Bhawan and Telephone House Mumbai respectively . Huge number of working employees/ executives and retirees participated in the demonstration during lunch hour.
In Delhi after demonstration the meeting was addressed by all leaders of various organizations . GS TEAM Sh. A.K.Kaushik addressed the meeting and explained that like various issues have been resolved by TEAM / UFOM in past , in the same fashion these issues will be resolved. Already the matter of CGHS facility has been resolved for retirees of MTNL. For CGHS facility only some administrative orders are awaited and thereafter the facility will be made available to all. He congratulated all present executives/employees for participating in huge number and appealed to one and all for joining their hands in nexet demonstration to be held on 22july2016 during lunch hour at Corporate Office CGO complex. ND.
Charge of Director Technical was assumed By. Sh.Sanjeev Kumar , on 02 July 2016 TEAM leadership headed by Sh. V.P.Bharadwaj JGS with Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS, Sh. Ramneek Sharma VP, Sh.K.R.Yadav CP, Sh.S.P.S.Yadav CS, Sh.P.C.Sarswat Senior VP, Sh. R.D.Ahirwar OS, Sh.Maninder Sareen ACS and Sh. Meena welcomed him in his office and presented a flower bouquet . We assured our sincere coordination and hundred percent participation of executives for betterment of the company .
Tax refund booster for MTNL: Mahanagar Telephone Nigam has received an income tax refund for assessment year 2000-01 amounting to ₹112.95 crore. The amount includes ₹52.35 crore towards interest on the refund, it said. The telecom major posted a net profit of ₹174.60 crore for the quarter ended March 2016 on revenues of ₹835.80 crore. However, for fiscal 2015-16, MTNL had reported a loss of ₹2,005.72 crore on revenues of ₹3,197.41 crore. A news from Business line…
It is for information to all executives that United Forum of Unions and Association of MTNL has already conveyed our next phase of Protest Action Programme to management of MTNL in support of our long pending agenda of:
*Neutralization of 78.2% IDA wef 01.01.2007
*One more time option for Pro-rata-pensioners of MTNL.
*CGHS facility to working and retired employees of MTNL.
Programme of next phase protest action is as follows:
!! Lunch hour Demonstration at K.L.Bhawan on 05.07.2016 (Tuesday)
!!! Lunch hour Demonstration on 22.07.2016 (Friday) at corporate office at CGO complex New Delhi.
!!! Mumbai Circle is organising Lunch Hour Demonstration on 05.07.2016 (Tuesday) at TELEPHONE HOUSE.
It is requested to all that please participate in mass to make management awaken for settling our long pending issues.
ED Delhi and Mumbai office endorsed the regular promotion orders of Sr. Manager/DE and posting orders for Promoted Executives.