CONSTITUTION OF NATIONALUNION OF BSNL WORKERS.
PUBLISHED BY NUBSNLW GUJARAT CIRCLE
DINESH D MISTRY
NATIONALUNION OF BSNL WORKERS.
1. Name of Union: NATIONAL UNION OF BSNL WORKERS.
2. Head Quarters
Registered Office at: T-16, Atul Grove, New Delhi 110001.
3. Aims and Objects: (a) to unite the workers of BSNL.
(b) To promote social, educational, economic and cultural upliftment of members. (c) To safeguard the interest and rights
of the members and redressal of their grievances and provide assistance. (d) To publish journal(s) within the framework of
the code and norms. (e) To start any Welfare activities like consumer societies, Credit and Savings Scheme, Housing, Insurance
etc. (f) To render efficient service to the society and promote national integrity.
4. Organisation: (a) Central
Head Quarters (CHQ), (b) Circle Branch. (c) District Branch (SSA). (d) Local Branch.
5. Recognition: Recognition
for Circle will be granted by CHQ, Recognition for District (SSA) and local branch will be granted by Circle or CHQ.
Suspension of Recognition: For non-remittance of quota, the recognition of branch can be suspended by the higher bodies
and can be restored after clearing the arrears. If a branch or district do not remit quota consecutively for three months,
recognition may be suspended.
6. Membership: (a) All categories of employees and workers of BSNL classified, as
non-executives are eligible to become ordinary members of the Union. (b) Honorary Members: As per provision of Section 22
of Trade Union Act, the person(s) who are not eligible to become ordinary members shall be co opted as honorary members.
7. Termination of Membership: The membership of the worker can be terminated on resignation, non-payment of subscription
consecutively for three months or on disciplinary action.
Restoration of Membership: can be done by fresh application,
clearing the arrears of subscription or by acceptance of appeal by Circle or CHQ as the case may be.
Register: shall be maintained by the local branches in the prescribed form and be made available for scrutiny by the higher
9. Rights of Membership: Every member who is not in arrears shall have the following rights. (a) Propose
nomination for any post in the Union and also can stand for election as delegate to the conference at various levels. (b)
Shall vote as per rules.
10. Subscription: (a) Admission Fee: One month Subscription may be collected as admission fee
by the local branch. (b) Monthly subscription shall be Rs.20/- and equally distributed to all levels. (c) Donations may be
collected from the members on special occasions.
11. Application of funds: The general funds constituted by the subscription
shall be utilised for the following purposes. (a) Payment of salaries and allowances to the officers of the Union (b) Payment
of expenses for the administration of Union including audit charges and publication of journals. (c) Payment of legal charges
in connection with Trade Union Disputes and legitimate activities of Union. (d) For expenses of the Union activities in general.
12. Deposit of Funds: Funds of the Union shall be deposited in a Post Office Savings Bank or in a scheduled
Bank to be jointly operated by the General Secretary and Financial Secretary.
13. Financial Year: From 1st January
to 31st December.
14. Journals: The Union shall publish Journal or Journals to advance the cause of the members.
15. Management: The CHQ shall exercise all the powers of the Union and shall be supreme in all matters and its decision
will be binding for all levels. Management of the Union is wrested with the following bodies:
(a) All India Conference
shall meet once in three years ordinarily under a clear notice of thirty days and all policy decisions are taken in this conference.
A special session can be called as exigencies may require for specific purpose as decided by the Working Committee.
Central Working Committee may meet once in a year ordinarily or any time for specific purpose under a notice of three weeks.
Between the all India Conference the Central Working Committee is responsible for the management of the Union. A requisitioned
meeting of the C.W.C. can be called if a requisition made by 1/3rd of the working committee members and in case the General
Secretary fails to convene such a meeting within a month from the date of receipt of such requisition.
Bearers : The following shall be the Office Bearers :
President, One or more Vice Presidents, General Secretary,
One or more Deputy General Secretaries, One or more Assistant General Secretaries and Financial Secretary.
17. Function and Duties of Office Bearers:
(a) President: President shall preside over the Meetings of the working
committee and conference and exercise general supervision over the activities of the Union.
(b) Vice Presidents:
Shall assist the President and shall act as President in his absence and carry out organisational work as entrusted by CHQ.
(c) General Secretary: General Secretary is the Chief Executive of Union who shall manage and control the work of
CHQ under the control and direction of the All India Conference and Working Committee. He shall give notice for the conference,
working committee and other committee meetings. He shall edit the Journal. The G.S. shall maintain channel of communication
with BSNL and other Government authorities. He shall initiate disciplinary action as may be necessary.
General Secretary: They shall assist the General Secretary in his work and held charges of different activities of the Union,
as authorised by CHQ and look after the duties of General Secretary if nominated by CHQ during his absence.
Financial Secretary: Financial Secretary shall have control over the funds and accounts of Union jointly with General Secretary.
He is personally responsible for the funds and relevant records. He shall receive contributions, donations, subscription and
shall issue receipts. He shall make payments according to the sanctions and vouchers attested by the General Secretary. He
is responsible to maintain the Cash Book and he shall put up the same to General Secretary for monthly scrutiny and approval.
He shall maintain the register of local branches and circles showing the membership and financial position.
District and Branches: During the transition period, adhoc arrangements will be made by the C.H.Q. in consultation with the
Central Secretariat and detailed constitutional provisions will be made in the next General Body Meeting.
of All India Conference: Elected delegates from the local branches, ex-officio delegates who shall be office bearers of the
CHQ and Circle Secretaries.
All India Conference shall meet once in three years ordinarily under a clear notice of
thirty days and all policy decisions are taken in this conference. A special session can be called as exigencies may require
for specific purpose as decided by the Working Committee.
20. Quorum: 1/3rd of the voting strength of the conference,
subject to the presence of atleast seven circles.
21. Powers of the Conference: The all India Conference is supreme.
It has absolute control over the affairs and properties of the Union. This has specific powers to elect the office bearers
of the CHQ, appoint an auditor who is a charted accountant to audit the accounts of the Union to adopt budget estimate, to
effect changes in constitution, to fix or revise subscription, to frame and bye laws, to act as court on appeals in any disciplinary
case against office bearers or members and to settle election disputes of various levels.
22. Participation in Conference:
Local Branch which is not in arrears of payment of subscription to higher bodies may participate in the conference through
its elected delegates. Each Branch is eligible to depute atleast one delegate and the delegate normally shares the voting
strength of that branch. Admission of the branch is subject to verification of credential certificate issued by the Committee.
23. Voting Strength: The ex-officio delegates shall carry one vote each.
Voting of delegates shall be chosen
from among the registered delegates duly restricting the maximum number according to voting power of circle. These voting
delegates shall be identified proportionate to the quota remitted to the CHQ by the respective SSA. In case of less number
of delegates they shall share the voting power of Circle.
24. Dispute in Election: In case of all India, such dispute
if any may be settled by a committee appointed by a conference. In respect of Circle, the General Secretary in consultation
with secretariat shall give decision, but an appeal can be made to the all India Working Committee/Conference. Dispute at
district and branch level shall be settled by the Circle Secretary in consultation with the circle executives. But an appeal
can be made to the Circle Conference. In all such cases, CHQ can intervene for remedial measures.
25. Amendment to
the Constitution: No amendment to the constitution shall be passed except by two third majority of voting strength of the
all India Conference.
26. Disciplinary Action: The Managing Bodies are competent to take disciplinary actions to
suspend, expel, adopt no confidence motion or censure its office bearers or members under its jurisdiction. Such actions shall
be preceded by a 14 Days Notice and can also be decided exparte if no reply is received within the stipulated time. For any
serious anti union activity the Chief Executive or Secretariat can restrain the person concerned from functioning and then
a show cause may be issued.
27. No resolution of no confidence, expulsion against any member or office bearer shall
be passed except by two third majority of the governing body. Censure can be adopted with a simple majority. The affected
member or office bearer shall have right to appeal to the next level. .