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Informal discussion with forefront Leaders
As scheduled, the informal meeting was held today. Some constructive proposals have emanted in this meeting to strengthen TEPU and to meet the ensuing membership verification. Tamilnadu circle and Chennai Telephones will have their further meeting and agreed to convey more proposals from their end. A separate circular is being sent to other circle secretaries to ascertain their view / proposals of their circles. Final decision will be arrived after a meeting of Central Working Committee.
Dharna on 16.9.2015
TEPU Members are requested to participate in the Dharna call of Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations on 16.9.2015 against the decision of Union Cabinet to form separate Tower Company. All the Circle and District Secretaries are requested to co-ordinate with the constituent Unions / Associations of the Forum for successful conduct of the Dharna Programme.
Informal Meeting with Registered Unions
Publication of TEPU Sentinel resume
Penalty over Mobile Call drops
TEPU appreciate the approach of Director(HR) Smt Sujata Ray over the decision of granting meeting to Registered BSNL Unions, considering that these unions also represent BSNL employees and have grievances. While the meeting with Director(HR) will be twice in a month with recognised unions, it will be once in a month for other registered BSNL Unions. This is a forward step in right direction to maintain industrial peace and to motivate employees beloging to unrecognised unions. and TEPU heartily thank BSNL management and particularly the Director(HR). Click here for copy of orders
Due to heavy financial constraint, the pulication of TEPU Sentinel was suspended. In todays, informal discussion, resuming the publication was felt necessary. With the individual financial support, it has been decided to resume the publication. The publication per month cost works to Rs.8000/-(including postage). Bro.Ravindran, Bro R Venkataraman,GS and Chennai Telephones Circle, each have agreed to pay Rs.8000 individualy. GS informed that he will approach Odisha Circle and MP Circle, each to contribute Rs.8000/-. Bro.Abdus Samad, AGS and Bro.C.Elangovan Circle President TN have agreed to pay Rs.500/- each every month. August issue of TEPU Sentinel will be despatched during the end of this month.
Mobile call drops has become a cause of concern for the whole country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed serious concern over the call drop menace and directed officials to address it urgently. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked telecom regulator Trai to design a framework that will look at arresting call drops and decide whether erring operators need to be penalised. Warning telecom companies of penal action over the persisting call drops menace, regulator TRAI Wednesday said their performance will be reviewed after 15 days and it can "cross the bridge" if situation does not improve.As desired by TRAI, it is requested to kindly arrange to provide complete details of the scheme/offer/poiicy of BSNL and number of subscribers to whom such compensation has been offered and tire total amount of compensation offered in last two years and current year (LSA wise)
IDA increase from 1.10.2015
As per All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers - CPI(IW) issued by Department of Labour Bureau, CPI has been increased by 3 points for June and 2 points for July 2015, and stands at 263, records an increase of 5 points as on July 2015. If the price index numbers remained as static at 263, the index nos raised by 5 points from previous numbers (June + July) is to be taken for October 2015(01.10.2015) Industrial Dearness Allowance (IDA) rates. Based on this average of Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers-CPI(IW), IDA rates of Employees may be increased by 5%, even if there is no change in August 2015 CPI Index Numbers. If the index numbers increase by another two points, the IDA will increase upto 5.5% from present IDA rates. If CPI numbers decreased by 2 points from present, IDA rates of employees may surely gets increased upto 4.5%.