Thursday, April 21, 2011

VRS/CRS in BSNL latest News-inf. by ashok hindocha M-09426201999

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A PAPER FOR DISCUSSION ON VRS
a) Why we Oppose VRS?
b) Why Individual Opt VRS?
c) Employer objectives
d) Can TUs Place Counter Offense?


WHY TRADE UNIONS OPPOSE VRS?

1. No trade union can accept VRS in principle
2. It is soft retrenchment by way of alluring employees.
3. Employees are sent out again to unemployed area.
4. VRS posts


can’t be kept vacant; it is once for all abolished affecting future employment…a Recruitment freezing arrangement..
5. Post VRS period chaos would be in the industry- service will be greatly affected.
6. Post VRS- Retained employees will be put in to greater hardships like workload, unnecessary transfers etc.. There will not be any compensation for those who are going to serve continuously in the company.
7. Post based promotions will get reduced and affected.
8. VRS is the option given only during the time of privatization- Bringing the same now is against 37A and cabinet assurances.
9. VRS is against the culture of Industrial Relations as it is straightly addressing to the individuals bypassing unions/ recognized union.
10. BSNL Board alone can’t decide VRS as DOT is involved relating to pension- DOT’s specific approval ensuring acceptance of enhanced pension expenditure due to VRS is needed. The enhanced pension liability should be fully owned by DOT.
11. For VRS compensation BSNL should seek Bank loan and thereby entering into debt trap- unnecessary burden to the already sluggish financial downturn

12. It is against the contract between employers and employee making him to leave the job prematurely at the initiative of the employer. It is de-industrialization – that is unemployment of ‘hitherto employed’
13. 11A provision is already there in 37A for those individuals willing to go on VRS. This is Voluntary in real sense because it is employee initiative
14. 55iib draconian provision is already there to send an employee after 55 by giving 3 months notice, a way of CRS
15. Staff telephone ratio is well reduced from 110/1000 DELs to 3/1000 DELs in 15 years. Comparing private sector is awful / harmful.
16. It is detrimental to the growth and competitive nature of the company.
17. In order to avoid legal difficulties 25 N (retrenching some categories) and 25 O (Closure of unviable units) of ID Act 1947, notice to government, employer design VRS.
18. It may cause brain drain thereby affecting customer service, technical know how-denuding of talent inevitable- sending out skilled manpower through VRS will not help the industry to face stiff competition.
19. Once VRS is announced it is beyond the control of Trade Unions to stop individual employees opting VRS
20. VRS optees can’t be permitted to seek job in other PSUs.
21. VRS is setting way to disinvestment.
22. VRS will lead to more outsourcing and contracts- closing permanent posts and replacing staff by low paid contract labourers.










Why individual opt VRS?

1. Fear of uncertain future
2. Emerging in to safe “DOT pension regime”
3. Pressing financial needs and getting lump-sum compensation
4. Job nature dissatisfaction
5. Sickness / ill health
6. Dream of entering in to business/ some other lucrative jobs
7. Women employees for domestic responsibilities
8. Inherent and expecting fair returns

VRS employer objectives

1. To rationalize manpower in line with the current business scenario, shedding
surplus
2. Removing old unnecessary skill set- a way of job enrichment
3. To cut down cost and remain competitive in business

CAN TRAE UNIONS HAVE STRATEGY TO PLACE COUNTER
DEMANDS TO MAKE VRS LESS CHARM CLAIMING
COMPENSATION FOR THE EMPLOYEES RETAINED ‘IN THE POST VRS
PERIOD’?
1. 78.2 merger with full arrears
2. 5 days week
3. All the VRS posts should be utilized for appointments of CGA/Qualified Wards having skill sets
4. Periodicity of 5 years wage settlement
5. SC/ST reservation in NEPP and 5 years qualifying service in NEPP
6. Pension option to C/L regularized in BSNL on or after 01.10.2000 and full pension
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

BSNL Latest News by Ashok Hindocha M-09426201999-

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BSNL Restructuring - Discussion with Unions


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To prepare roadmap on BSNL financial viability, to realign staff in all areas as per BSNL requirement, to review standards on staffing norms, to decide benchmark of performance measures, to offer incentive on good performance, to introduce measures on non-performance, BSNL Management has called some unions for discussion with them.







बीएसएनएल प्रबंधन ने, बीएसएनएल वित्तीय व्यवहार्यता पर,सभी क्षेत्रों में बीएसएनएल की आवश्यकता के अनुसार कर्मचारियों को फिर से संगठित करना, स्टाफ मानकों मानदंडों पर समीक्षा ,प्रदर्शन उपायों के बेंचमार्क तय है,अच्छे प्रदर्शन पर प्रस्ताव प्रोत्साहन,निकम्मेपन पर उपाय शुरू इतयादी मुद्दे पर चर्चा के लिए कुछ यूनियनों को बुलाया है







பிஎஸ்என்எல் பொருளாதார நிலையேற்றம், நிர்வாகத்தின் தேவைக்கேற்ப்ப தொழிலாளர்களின் பணிகளை சீரமைத்தல், தொழிலாளர் பணிவரியறைகள் (Staffing Standards and Norms) மீது மறு ஆய்வு, பணி மதிப்பீட்டு அளவை நிர்ணயம், பாராட்டத்தக்க பணிகளுக்கு ஊக்கமளிப்பது, பணியாற்றா நிலமைகளின் மீது நடவடிக்கை, போன்றவைகள் மீது விவாதித்து முடிவெடுக்க பிஎஸ்என்எல் நிர்வாகம் சில சங்கங்களை அழைத்துள்ளது



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BSNL/MTNL CMD - Private CEOs shun offer...Press News



A panel set up under National Knowledge Commission head Sam Pitroda to appoint chairmen and managing directors (CMD) for both BSNL and MTNL considered at least three top executives from the private sector with experience in the IT and communications sector. But all of them are learnt to have turned down the offer

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

10 lakh Dalits gather for Ambedkar's death Aniversery in Mumbai


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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Demonstartion Throughout Country on 5-4-2011-BSNL-JAC -Decession-inf. by Ashok Hindocha M-09426201999

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kindly see the photograph & details of program-conducted on 5 th April at Lal-Tekri Telephone Exchange Bldg-BHUJ Kutchh









Programe was conducted by BSNLEU-BHUJ Kutchh & Jt.action committee as per direction of CHQ-ND









Demonsration progrramme was held successfully & the News with Photographs published in Kutchh-Mitra News papaer









Gujarat Samachar-Divya Bhasker with detail report & local News chanel also given coverage for the same









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SUNIL Thakar-Bhupendra Ganatra









& Ashok Hindocha









































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Attack on job security?











On 22/03/2011 the principal general manager (Corporate planning& Monitoring) has issued a letter to all concerned for compliance to the minutes of 86th meeting of the Board for reconstruction of public sector enterprises (BRPSE) held on 21/12/2010. The said letter indicated the following recommendations of BRPSE meeting held on 21/12/2010.









1. Merger of ITI with BSNL









2. Merger of MTNL & BSNL.









3. VRS plan to rationalize the Man power at employees & management level.









4. Reducing the retirement age to 58 years.









5. Reduction of allowances.









6. Division of activities of BSNL into strategic & Non-strategic categories.









7. Implementation of measures for improving the performances of BSNL as enumerated by the CMD, BSNL on 21/12/2010.









8. Capitalize surplus assets including land & building.









9. Out sourcing the works of the company to reduce the cost for maintenance.









The board meeting of BRPSE held on 21/12/10 was attended by Shri Gopal Dass, CMD, BSNL, Shri R.Wadhwa, Director (CFA) and R.K. Agarwal, Director (CM&E). We all know already a VRS committee has been formed by the management under the chairmanship of the Executive director (Finance) on 01/02/2011. We understood, the said committee is finalizing the recommendations for VRS. As per our information, nearly 79% our employees/executives are above the age of 45 years and nearly 53% employees/executives are above the age of 50 years. The management wants to implement the Sam pitroda committee recommendations for reducing at least one lakh employees immediately.









The management & the govt always cite the private sector telecom company’s which spends only 6% for employee’s salary compared to 42% expenditure in BSNL. They erroneously think that due to the high cost of salary/ allowances the BSNL has come the present difficult position. This is not true. There are various reasons for the reduction of revenue and profit in BSNL. Mainly the policies of govt to pamper the private sector telecom companies at the cost of BSNL/MTNL is the main reasons for the bad financial position of BSNL/MTNL. Instead of correcting the wrong polices, the management/govt trying to reduce the workforce which is nothing but a policy of retrenchment which no union should allow. NFTE BSNL vehemently oppose the policy of CRS in the name of VRS in BSNL.









We all know in Sep-2000 due to our three days historic strike the govt gave three soloumn assurances on the eve of corporatization.









1. Job security of all DOT employees/officers who opt for BSNL Company will be protected.









2. Central govt will continue to pay govt pension from consolidated fund of India to all those employees/officers who opt for BSNL Company.









3. The financial viability of the proposed company (BSNL) will be safeguarded by the govt of India.









But now the Govt of India has gone back on all its promises and betrayed the employees/executives in BSNL. To save the future of both the employees/executives & the company all should bury the differences and join hands to defeat the sinister attempts of the Govt/Management through sustained struggles and agitations.

Demonstartion Throughout Country on 5-4-2011-BSNL-JAC -Decession-inf. by Ashok Hindocha M-09426201999

www.kutchmitradaiy.com


kindly see the photograph & details of program-conducted on 5 th April at Lal-Tekri Telephone Exchange Bldg-BHUJ Kutchh

Programe was conducted by BSNLEU-BHUJ Kutchh & Jt.action committee as per direction of CHQ-ND

Demonsration progrramme was held successfully & the News with Photographs published in Kutchh-Mitra News papaer

Gujarat Samachar-Divya Bhasker with detail report & local News chanel also given coverage for the same

Thanks a lot



SUNIL Thakar-Bhupendra Ganatra

& Ashok Hindocha






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Monday, April 4, 2011

Demonstartion Throughout Country on 5-4-2011-BSNL-JAC -Decession-inf. by Ashok Hindocha M-09426201999

Demonstration throughout the Country on 05.04.2011. JAC decided to hold protest demonstration on 05.04.2011 against a) proposal of retrenchment through VRS, b) reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58 and c) proposal to merge ITI with BSNL.


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