A Meeting of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations was held on 8th August 2012 at the
BSNLMS office presided over by Com. C. Singh, GS, NFTE. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener,
welcomed everybody and briefed about the latest developments. Com. GS and President along
with the representatives of almost all unions participated.
After discussion, the following decisions were taken:
1. Review of 12 June Strike agreement:The BSNL Management has approved the 78.2% IDA
fixation and now will take it to the BSNL Board. Regarding granting of Child care leave and
superannuation etc. of BSNL recruited workers, no action seems to have been taken by the
management. CMD should be met to expedite the matters. It was also decided to strongly
protest the DOT letter denying BSNL Unions access and taking up of issues with DOT directly.
2. Victimization of SNEA All India leaders:The transfers of Coms. G.L.Jogi, President,
K.Sebastin, GS and A.A.Khan leaders of SNEA(I) have been transferred from Delhi to outside
stations and issued charge sheets without any justification. The Forum expressed its strong
protest against the victimization of top leaders of SNEA(I) which it considers as an attack on the
Forum itself. It demanded immediate vacation of the victimization. It was decided to meet the
CMD urgently in the matter.
3. NTP, subsidy by Government etc.:The Forum demanded the government to urgently
finalise the grant of Rs. 1,500 crore this year and Rs. 1,250 crore next year from USOF which has
been recommended by the TRAI and DOT. It expressed happiness in the BSNL being awarded
the Rs. 12,000 crore project for the vacation of the spectrum by Defence.
4. 'Customer Delight Year' - procurement of equipment etc :The meeting expressed anxiety
in the undue delay in the procurement of equipment like Cable, CLIP, GSM lines, Broadband
Modem etc. and demanded for early supply and decentralization of powers in this respect.
Circle Secretaries may be contacted and find out the equipment position in the circles.
The meeting decided to extend the'Customer Delight Year' for one year from August 2012. It
called upon the workers to strive hard to improve the efficiency and better service to the
5. ITS Absorption:After discussion about the present situation, the meeting decided to meet
the CMD to expedite the process of repatriation of ITS officers opted for DOT.6. Election of Forum Office-bearers : It was decided to discuss the issue later