Wednesday, 30 January 2019

AUAB'S MEETING WITH ADDITIONAL SECRETARY, DOT TODAY
 Some friends are very enthusiastic and quick in flashing some information without telling the source.  Latest is about AUAB's  meeting with Additional Secretary Telecom today. 

The said message says that DoT has offered 5% fitment for pay revision and pension revision both.
5% of basic pension plus IDA (119.5% on 1.1.2017) is equal to 10.97% of basic pension. 

CPC fitment was 32%.

So,  this is the ultimate result of our action in 2000!
What is the reaction of AUAB?  The flashed message does not say anything.
But SNEA website says AUAB has rejected it.
I am reproducing below the  SNEA posting.
... PSR ...
Meeting between AUAB and the Additional Secretary, Telecom.

A meeting was held today between the
AUAB and Shri Anshu Prakash, Additional Secretary(T).

AUAB representatives in the Committee
for Periodic Interaction, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convenor, AUAB, Com.Chandeshwar Singh, CS, NFTE & Chairman, AUAB, Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA and Com.Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, participated. From the DoT side, Shri R.K. Khandelwal, Joint Secretary(Admn), Shri S.K. Jain, DDG (Estt.), Shri Rajeev Kumar, DDG (Budget) also participated. Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR) and Shri A.M. Gupta, GM(SR), represented BSNL.  Detailed discussion took place

on the 3rd Pay Revision, 4G spectrum, Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic pay and Pension Revision issues. As regards the 3rd Pay Revision, in the
meeting held today,  the DoT side offered Pay Revision with 5% fitment.  If the AUAB accept it, then this issue would be placed for the approval of the Digital Commission ( erstwhile Telecom Commission) meeting, to be held on 05-02-2019 along with other issues like 4G spectrum, vacant land monetization and that thereafter it would be taken for the approval of the Cabinet in February itself, said DoT side. The AUAB stated that 5%
fitment is very low and that they could not accept it. Thereafter, the AS(T) suggested that the AUAB representatives could discuss the issue with the CMD BSNL and could come back to him within a day or two. It may be recollected that in the meeting held on 03-12-2018, the Honourable Minister of State for Communications had stated that 3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment was not possible. Further, in the last meeting held with the Addl Secretary (T), 3rd Pay Revision with 0% fitment was offered by the DoT side.

On pension revision, DoT suggested for the same fitment which AUAB out rightly rejected. We told that Pensioners not linked with affordability of BSNL as the pension is paid by the Government. There after AST suggested for separate discussion with DDG(Estt) on the issue. After the meeting with AST, we had elaborate discussion with DDG Estt on pension revision formula.

On pension contribution, DoT is trying to send the recommendation to Dept of Expenditure by next week.

4G spectrum allotment and vacant land monetization is coming in the Digital Commission meeting on 05.02.2019 and thereafter to the Cabinet. 


"MOST DISAPPOINTING."

Today, the Convener and other members of CBMPA met Additional Secretary, Telecom Mr. Anshu Prakash and discussed issue of  Pension Revision. The result is not encouraging; rather it is  most disappointing.


PREPARE FOR  A SERIOUS STRUGGLE:
Comrades, we must prepare ourselves for the struggle.  Make our programmes a great success and widespread.  We must create an atmosphere so that the government should take the issue seriously.

... PSR ...

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