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16 Oct AIGETOA News

The New Mantra of so called Mightiest – BSNL Recruits Should Stay Calm??

Recent update on website suggests BSNL recruits should stay calm……It is as good as they are telling --- Go and Play Flute when the cadre is burning…..

Something, Which they follow for issues related to BSNL Recruits…….

We are in fact astonished by the update on the website of the self proclaimed mighty association with regard to the EPF Full pension case and its attitude towards BSNL recruits Social Security. Right from the days, When we were running pillar to post to get our EPF anomalies resolved, they were in sleeping in a deep slumber. In earlier times also, when we were filing cases and fighting with authorities to deposit EPF Arrears by BSNL, they were busy coercing employees to give undertaking in favour of management just to suit the designs of administration. When our people were fighting in courts for EPF related issues, they were trying to learn the full form of EPF (In their website, you can very easily find it written as “Employees Pension Fund”.. may be with a motive to deny the creation of pension fund for BSNL recruits as envisaged in Rule 37A by justifying that EPF is a Pension Scheme). They have always remain insensitive to the issues pertaining to BSNL recruits.

Now when AIGETOA people and like minds have come forward proactively, they are trying to confuse BSNL recruits. Whether they have gone through the writ petition of NCOA or any other petitions?? If not! Then we suggest them to get the copy from their consultants and read it first. Are they proclaiming that the whole lot of EPF cases (1500+) filed on their behalf?? Big No!!!

If they were honest in approach, then they would have easily realized that the cases of BSNL Recruits are an absolute necessity and they could have urged their members (BRs) also for the same but no because they show themselves to be worried, but they actually are least bothered.

We have already seen what and how logical they are and the type of logic they produce to their members as well as management to justify their silly thought process – to quote one of their thoughts as below:

Nobody is able to understand for what purpose they are fighting in the CAT when High Court rejected all their demands”.

Isn't it ridiculous.. court has established contempt and they are saying High Court Rejected all the demands…this comment can come only from persons of very high thoughts.. who believes in myopic vision as per his whimsical perceptions & fancies and not on actual position on ground. Anyway, we don’t want to comment on their wisdom, We are fully aware about that.

They are propagating that our leaders went into massive fund collection for the EPF case. Instead of stooping to so low, they should have introspected their steps and should have in fact moved immediately for their members..but they prefer to remain on other side, just to satisfy their false ego and stand.

After all what more they want!!! They have already ruined the pay scales, career aspects and social security of entire BSNL recruits, be it executives or non-executives. A brief enumeration may open all eyes about their action/inaction to deny the basic rights of BSNL recruits in almost all aspects:

PAY –Who compromised for Lower Pay Scale in JTO RR 2014 despite objections from us? They agreed for 2nd PRC with interim scales of E1A and E2A without seeking regular scales of E2 and E3They didn’t agree for merger of non functionalSr SDE Scale with SDE Scale; just to satisfy some of their members, whose pay may have been needed to protect ifmerger of these two scales have taken place…..They further created confusion in minds of management w.r.t. 22820/- issue, which ultimately lingered it but AIGETOA can’t leave and determined to resolve.

If they are really so much expert and well wisher, why they don’t come forward and join us in various legal fronts for standard pay scales, pay parity/pay loss and other issues of BSNL Recruits.

Pension: They did not bother for creation of separate pension fund for BSNL recruits as envisaged in rule 37A. On the other hand, they ensured awarding of Govt protected pension, gratuity along with IDA scales and CGEHIS for themselves and settled for EPF(which is a statutory benefit)and Gratuity only for BRs instead of full SAB. They didn’t bother forcreation of Superannuation Fund (SAB) at the time of 2nd PRC implementation, in spite of clear cut direction for the same. SAB came into picture only when AIGETOA got acommitteeconstituted for it. In fact when management showed its willingness for raising it to another 2 percent after making it 5, they were trying to keep it restricted to 6 percentjust for the sake of credit. It was AIGETOA only which has kept the issue alive thorugh common platform of AUAB, legal Platforms and its own Platform. We will ensure further enhancement of the contribution. Till date, these wise men of BSNL haven’t uttered a single word so far for the PRMB (Post Medical RetrialBenefits) fund creation for BSNL Recruits (as like CGEHIS assured) as envisaged in 2nd PRC and BSNL Policy. Further, we have already seen their strike agenda which was only for a particular group and all the issues related with BSNL recruits were dumped.

Promotion: Everybody knows what they have done for the promotional avenues of BSNL recruits. Earlier they agreed for Time Bound Financial Up-gradation instead of Time Bound Functional Promotions despite the vociferous objections by AIGETOA and DR team.

Later when company started to formulate CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, which was proposed by AIGETOA in 2008 onwards, they signed on the committee report by compromising the interest of BSNL Recruits and backstabbed AIGETOA original proposal. Further they agreed for inclusion of MT recruitment in MS-RR instead of Internal Fast Track Promotion as proposed by AIGETOA in CPSU(with consideration of qualification weightage). They also tried to derail the promotion of BSNL recruits in recently held promotions by their failed attempt to stop LDCE Promotions. Their activists also delayed the conductions of exam/result/promotion which in turn delaying the rightful increments of the LDCE cleared candidates. They even made the management to award JTO to SDE Promotions (SCF) against the merit of Hon’ble HC verdict without keeping 1:1 intact. Now they are trying to create roadblocks in JTO to SDE Promotions in SCF (As the list constitutes only BSNL Recruits)through their out of the world and absurd logic. Further, they also succeeded in derailing list 8 and list 9 to be considered for further promotions to AGM mainly due to the phobia of BSNL recruits.

Coming back to EPF pension, they are saying that they will wait. Yes they will wait because the issue pertains to BSNL recruits but they don’t wait when the issue is theirs. But AIGETOA can’t, because we know the feel of pain of each and every day passing without social security to BSNL recruit.

As far as our cases are concerned, they should thank us as we work for each and every BR in mind while we pursue the issues and that was the reason our leaders did not hesitate to include members of other associations also. We believe in honest work and interest of BSNL recruits paramount as a whole, not as a member of individual association. That’s the reason, we are insisting for inclusion of BSNL recruited non-executives also in the Group Term Insurance policy. We feel the pain of no social security and what it would mean forfamily of BSNL recruits, if any untoward happens to them.

At the end, we request them to mind their own house which is already in huge disarray and desist from commenting on the leaders and activists of AIGETOA….For the sake of Better sense, we don’t comment on their working…because we feel that how they run their association, is entirely their prerogative,..else we could have also questioned the rationale behind huge collections in the name of AIC…but we don’t want to stoop to that low…hence will prefer to keep silent.

Here we also want to apprise our members that we are closely watching the sudden concern and involvement of one of non executive union with regard to Recruitment of MTs in BSNL and trying to analyze the reasons for this sudden upsurge. Here we would like to clarify each and every mind that entry of MT in BSNL will nothing but a direct attack on the interest of BSNL Recruit Fraternity. Presently we can only say that we are in a process to review our decision to be part of the larger forum Unions and Association of BSNL as we can not coexist with those who go against the basic interests of BSNL recruited Executive. Matter has already been discussed with them and if they don’t take corrective action, we will not hesitate in coming out of all such forums. We may take individual decision keeping in mind the larger interest of the BSNL Recruits and company itself.