Salient points of AUBA Meeting with Secretary DoT on 02.11.2018
A meeting between Ms.Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Telecom and the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) was held on 2.11.2018. All members of AUBA participated in the talks.
From the DoT, Ms. Anuradha Mitra/Member(Finance), Shri Ravi Kant/ Member(Services), Shri.N.Sivasailam/Special Secretary and Shri R. K. Khandelwal/ Joint Secretary(Admn) Shri Pawan Gupta,Director (PSU),Shri Sanjay Agarwal,Director(Esst) of participated. From the BSNL Management side, Shri Anupam Shrivastava/CMD BSNL, Ms. Sujata Ray/ Director(HR), Shri Saurab Tyagi/Sr.GM(Estt) , Shri. A.M.Gupta/ GM(SR) and Shri Sheo Shankar Prasad/DGM(Estt.) participated.
The AUAB pointed out that DoT failed to take appropriate action to implement the assurances given by the Hon’ble MoS(C) in the meeting held on 24.02.2018.
On the 3rd Pay Revision issue, the Secretary, Telecom assured that the Cabinet Note, for getting the approval of the Cabinet, would be sent at the earliest.
The AUAB pointed out that within three months the Pay Revision issue has to be settled fully, otherwise, Parliament elections would be announced; settlement of Pay Revision would become difficult.
Secretary informed that some queries are there from IFD, it will be raised by DoT to BSNL in a week and BSNL assured to reply all the queries within one week time ,As and when BSNL replies and after the discussion with CMD BSNL it will be processed. Secretary, Telecom assured to act fast on the issue of preparing Cabinet Note.
On the issues of allotment of 4G spectrum, Payment of Pension Contribution on the actual basic pay and Pension Revision issues, very useful discussion took place.
On the 4G issue, the Cabinet Note has been sent for inter-ministerial consultation, and at the earliest it will be sent for the approval of the Cabinet.
On the issue of Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic pay instead of maximum of the pay scale, the matter is being recommended for the approval of the Department of Expenditure, with a positive note of the DoT, by next week.
On the Pension Revision of BSNL retirees, the Secretary Telecom appeared to be convinced with the arguments of the AUAB, that it should not be linked with the Pay Revision of the serving employees. She directed the Member (Services) to immediately discuss the issue with her.
On the 30% Superannuation benefits for the Directly Recruited employees, the Secretary Telecom said that it should be settled by the BSNL. Thereafter CMD assured to examine another 2%.