President and GS met CMD on 9th and raised the following issues: (1) Payment of Pension to absorbed employees in BSNL: The points mentioned in the memorandum addressed to Telecom Minister were mentioned and CMD agreed to forward the same to DOT for further course of action. (2) Strike agreements and the follow up action: Union representatives pointed out that the delay in settlement of strike agreement is making employees restless. It is in the interest of all that the settlement be expedited. CMD said the issues are in process. The Management Committee has already approved the 78.2% IDA merger and is being sent to Board for acceptance. Child care leave is already in the Board. The Committee is processing the recommendations of retirement benefits to BSNL recruits. (3) BSNL’s rules for recognition : CMD told that a Committee is working on this and he will study the issue further.
CMD in course of discussions expressed serious concerns about services in BSNL. He sought cooperation from workers to lift the Company from downtrend. According to him materials are now supplied and available in the field. NFTE HQR appeal to employees in general and its members in particular to work sincerely to improve the services. BSNL has to be protected.
The Recruitment Rule of TM is revised and now it is sent to BSNL Board for its approval.