A WORD OF APPRECIATION DATED 16-01-2001
BY CHANG EN YUN ALICE
Dear Brother Mistry
I hope that you and Bro. Thomas John are well. I am just dropping you a note to say that I am very impressed with the communications
via emails to all your union members which had meant that the union members are always up-todate on the latest issues.
Keep up the good work.
With warmest regards.
Meeting with BSNL Board of Directors on 28th Dec.2001
The first meeting of Wage Negotiation between the
joint committee of BSNL Unions and BSNL Board held on 28.12.01. CMD and all other Directors representing the Official Side
and two representatives from each Union attended the Meeting. NUBSNLW was represented. Vallinayagam (G.S) and Thomas John
(President) (M.R.Vashist, F.S and D.Chandrasekar (AGS E-III) also attended the meeting).
Salient Features of the
1. It is agreed to settle Wage and Service Conditions for BSNL Workers before the end of the Financial
Year preferably by the first week of March and to hold the membership verification by the end of April or May 2002.
2. The Wages now being negotiated will be effective up to 31.12.2006.
3. The Management offered to fix the
pay as per DPE Guidelines i.e., the new scale will be fixed taking into account the present Pay +D.A+20% of the Basic Pay.
Whereas the Staff Side insisted that MTNL agreement should be taken as the basis for this purpose.
4. The Staff
Side expressed its unanimous view that the Pension issue should not be linked to this negotiation. There was also a proposal
to share the profit to the employees to which the Administration reacted favourably for consideration.
issues like financial viability, promotional avenues, various allowances, OTA, compassionate appointments etc., will also
be discussed and settled.
6. The Core Committee consists of the General Secretaries of the Unions and three representatives
of the management will meet as frequently as necessary.
The next meeting of the Joint Committee with the BSNL is
slated to be held by the fist week of February 2002 by which time the Unions will consult and prepare a joint memorandum for
MTNL WAGES AND PERKS ARE GIVEN BELOW
NATIONAL UNION OF BSNL WORKERS (FNTO), GUJARAT
Dated: January 15th 2002.
to acquaint you with regards to present MTNL Pay Scales & Perks, Management expectations, I am sending you brief note.
Kindly go through the same and email your detailed comments to SG FNTO or to me.
MTNL PAY SCALES AND PERKS
Extracts from the MTNL Agreement on Revision of Pay; &Allowances etc. signed between Management: & Union
on 20th July, 2001.
The agreement is applicable to all Group categories of Workmen in non-executive category.
The agreement is effective from 1.11.1998 and shall be valid up to 31.12.2006.
The following pay scales will be
CategoryOfWrkmen Existing scales of pay on IDA Pattern w.e.f.01.01.1992 Existing Govt. Scales of pay wef01.01.1996
Proposed MTNL Scales of Pay on IDA Pattern w.e.f.01.01.1997
NE-1 2300-40-2620-3220 S-1 2550-55-2660-60-3200 4400-125-6275
NE-2 2375-50-2775-60-3495 S-2 2610-60-3150-65-3540 4500-140-6600
NE-3 2425-55-2865-65-3645 S-3 2650-65-3300-70-4000
NE-4 2475-60-2955-70-3795 S-4 2750-70-3800-75-4400 4700-170-7250
NE-5 2600-7--3160-80-4120 S-5 3050-75-3950-80-4590
NE-6 2700-75-3300-85-4320 S-6 3200-85-4900 5200-210-8350
NE-7 2780-80-3420-90-4500 S-7 4000-100-6000
NE-8 2985-90-3705-100-4905 S-8 4500-125-7000 7150-225-10525
NE-9 3210-100-4010-110-5330 S-9 5000-150-8000
NE-10 3450-110-4330-120-5770 S-10 5500-175-9000 8300-235-11825
NE-11 3700-120-4660-130-6220 S-11
The above pay scales applicable to the Workmen w.e.f. 1.11.1998 were announced
on 1st March 2000.
1. The basic pay of the workmen as on 1.11.98 in the IDA pay scales
would be arrived at corresponding to the stage, which they had achieved under the CDA pattern as on 31.10.1998.
benefit of one increment in the scale in which the Workmen were serving on the date of absorption at the time of their final
pay fixation will be granted. Accordingly, the additional increment to all the Workmen in the revised scale shall be granted
3. The HRA/CCA would be PAYABALE W.E.F. 19.11.1999.
4. In respect of NE-11 scale, the Workmen
will also get one additional increment after initial fixation of their pay in the IDA pay scales.
5. While working out
the payment of revised pay scales arrears, ad hoc payment of Rs.1000/- per month, which was paid, will be adjusted and recovered
from the Workmen.
The Variable Dearness Allowance shall be payable to the Workmen as per
the Department of Public enterprise Guidelines as amended from time to time.
House Rent Allowance:
of basic pay
'A', B-1, B-2 15% of basic pay
'C' 7.5% of basic pay
Unclassified 5% of basic pay.
The quarterly averages would be computed in the following manner:
September, October &
November 1st January
December, January & February 1st April
March, April & May 1st July
July & August 1st October.
All India Consumer Price Index number for Industrial Workers (general) based
on 1960 = 100 (AICPI) is used for grant of compensation to the employees of PSEs for price rise.
DA would be paid for
the increase in AICPI above quarterly index average of 1708 to which the revised scales of pay are related.
average of AICPI for the months of September, October and November 1996 worked out to 1708 and the DA under the IDA scheme
at the admissible rates payable from 1.1.1997 is being merged in the basic pay. DA admissible under the new formula evolved
for the public sector employees would be NIL 1.1.1997.
City Compensatory Allowance:
Basic Pay of
the Workmen per month. 'A-1'Population in excess of 50 lakhs. 'A'Population of more than 20 lakhs but less than 50 lakhs.
Below Rs.4000/- Rs. 90/- Rs. 65/-
Rs. 4001 to Rs. 5250/- Rs. 125 Rs. 95/-
Rs. 5251 to Rs. 6499/- Rs. 200/-
Rs. 6500/- Rs. 300/- Rs. 240/-
PERKS AND OTHER PERQUISITES, ALLOWANCES:
Education Allowance. :
A. The company employees are entitled for Rs. 150/- per month per child for maximum of two children
for reimbursement of tuition fee. The employee will be paid Rs.250/- per month per child for a maximum of two, incase of child
is in the hostel, subsidy of maximum of Rs. 450/- will also be payable.
B. The children of employees acquiring 755 or
more marks in the School (from 1st Standard to 12th Standard) and those acquiring first class in the higher education: i.e.
Graduation, Diploma, State Level Degree etc. will be paid one time award as follows.
Sl Classes Merit Award Book Award
1 From standard I-V Rs. 900/- (Per annum) Rs. 500/- (Per annum)
2 VI-VIII Rs. 1500/- Rs.800/-
3 IX-X Rs.
2000/- Rs. 1200/-
4 XI-XII Rs. 2500/- Rs. 2000/-
5 Graduation/Diploma Rs. 3000/- Rs. 2000/-
6 State Level
DegreesMgt.Engg.Medical Rs.4000/- Rs, 2500/-
C. Merit Scholarship: It should be allowed to the children of employees,
subject to maximum of two children, for securing admission in recognized institution based on all India Entrance Examinations
@ rs.1500/- p.m. for the entire period of program for securing admissions in IIMs/AIIMs/IITs.
D. Merit prizes to the
toppers from prestigious institution would be as follows:
Topper securing highest aggregate marks in the final examinations
conducted by IIMs/IITs/ICWA/CA.
Rs. 15,000/- one time lump sum.
2. Food Expenses Reimbursement: The existing
food expenses permitted to the employees in lieu of canteen subsidy is Rs.125/- per month. It was agreed to increase the same
to Rs.225/- per month.
3. Washing Allowance: Presently the Washing Allowance is being paid @ Rs. 30/- per month per
employee who is provided with uniforms. It was decided to increase the same to Rs. 100/- per month for those who are provided
uniforms and they also wear them.
4. Shift Duty Allowance: Presently the Shift Duty Allowance is being paid @ Rs. 6/-
per shift for morning and evening shift and Rs.8/- per shift for night shift. It was decided that for the night duty the shift
allowance will be Rs.30/- and for early morning duty it will be Rs.20/-. There will be no other category for Shift Duty Allowance.
5. Leave Travel Concession:
A] Home Town LTC: Once in a period two calendar years.
B] All India LTC: Once
in four years.
Entitled class of Travel:
NE-1 to NE-5 - 2nd Class
NE-6 to NE-8 - 1st Class or 3 Tier
NE-9 to NE-11 - AC 2 Tier.
C] Encashment of All India LTC: Once in four years, limited to 1500 KM to each
way by the entitled class Railway Travel not exceeding first class and family will be limited only to the employee, subject
to limitations of four full tickets and such entitlement will be to the extent of 80% of rail fare.
6. Hazardous Duty
Allowance: Staff like sweepers/cable Jointers working in difficult environment all be compensated by Rs.100/- per month as
Hazardous Duty allowance.
7. House Building Allowance:
A] The workmen will be allowed to raise loan from financial
institutions like LIC, HUDCO etc. towards HBA and MTNL will be meeting the interest subsidy to the extent of difference between
the interest charged by the lending institution and the interest rate agreed by the Management for HBA. MTNL interest subsidy
shall be up to a maximum Loan amount of Rs. 8 lakhs or 100 months of Basic Pay whichever is less.
Interest rate for
HBA will be as under:
i) Up to Rs.6/- lakhs 6%
ii) Rs. 6 lakhs to Rs. 7 lakhs 7%
iii) Rs. 7 lakhs to
Rs. 8 lakhs 7.5%
The interest is to be calculated on a graded scale.
8. Advance for purchase of Vehicle
and Personal Computer:
i) Motor Car/Scooter Advance: Restricted to Rs. 1,80,000/- or the price of Car/Scooter to be
purchased whichever is less. The interest rate will be 14% and repayment is to be made in 200 equal monthly installments for
Motor Car and 70 installments for Scooter Advance.
ii) The Workmen will be eligible for a Personal Computer Advance
of Rs.80, 000/- or the price of the computer whichever is less. The repayment is to be made in 60 monthly installments.
9. Transport & Conveyance Allowance: Will be as under:
i) NE-1 to NE-V Rs. 350/-
ii) NE-VI to NE-VIII
iii) NE-IX to NE-XI Rs. 750/-
10. Reimbursement of Medical expenses:
i) For Out Door
Treatment: Cash payment up to a maximum of one month's Basic Pay plus DA will be paid to all employees on production of prescriptions
ii) For Indoor Treatment: Employees will be eligible for full reimbursement in case of treatment in empanelled
hospitals. The outdoor pathological tests, lX-Rays, Scans etc. in empanelled hospitals will also be fully reimbursed on production
iii) Emergent Cases: In emergent cases, the reimbursement will be allowed for treatment in non-recognised
hospitals with the approval of the competent authority and the amount will be restricted to the rates applicable in AIIMS
New Delhi or Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai.
a. Introduction of six days
b. Honorarium/OT to be kept low.
c. Introduction of Computerized card Punching Attendance Machine
to mark attendance.
d. Introduction of modern methods for payment of bills etc/
e. Reduction in customer complaints
and fault rate.
f. Customer Service Centers working from 8 AM to PM on working days except Sundays and Holidays.
Sunday Counter will observe half a day working.
Unions will ensure and assure:
a. Not make
any individual and collective representation arising out of the agreement.
b. Unions shall not give any call for strike/go
c. Unions will not raise any protest in mutually agreed formulas in this agreement.
d. Unions will
assure their full cooperation and support to the Management of MTNL and to commit them to work together for attaining the
objectives and increase productivity and profitability.
e. Any anomaly in pay fixation in terms of this agreement, the
same will be referred to the Corporate Office of MTNL for final and binding decision on Unions.
f. This agreement supercedes
all previous discussions/charters/negotiations and other documents in relation to the subject of this agreement.
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