Acts & Orders

19 July, 2017:Corporate Office letter to all CGMs on implementation of revised minimum wages.<<view letter>>

 

01 July, 2017:Corporate Office letter to all CGM’s on revised labour rates - compliance thereof.<<view letter>>

 

28 April, 2017:Variable DA increased for Contract Labour from 01.04.2017 as per orders of Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) dated 20.04.2017.<<view order>>

 

21 March, 2017:CLC has issued the order for implementation of the revision of wages for the contract workers. BSNLCCWF is very much serious on the issue.

Based on the gazette notification, the Chief labour Commission has issued order for revision of wages for the contract labours. According to this order the revised wages will be paid from 19th January and the revised VDA will be from 1st April, 2017. We have told CMD BSNL, on 18th March to implement it at the earliest. Circle Secretaries and CHQ office bearers are requested to take up the issues at CGM level.

 

Please recall that the BSNLCCWF leaders had met CLC on 17th January and demanded the revision of wages for the contract workers, now the order is issued. Please mobilise your members to make a good campaign on the issues.<<view order>>

 

07 March, 2017:Corporate Office letter on details of Court Cases for counting of Casual Worker Service for Pensionary benefits.<<click here>>

 

28 November, 2016:Wages only through Bank Accounts – Ministry of Labour.

According to the Ministry of Labour dated 25.11.2016, all payments of wages to contract workers and permanent employees should be only through bank account.<<view order>>

 

 

03 November, 2016:Corporate Office letter to Heads of Telecom Circles on allotment of ESIC sub-code for various BSNL offices/Units.<<click here>>

 

22 October, 2016:Corporate Office letter to CGM, Jharkhand on non-implementation of Minimum Wage, Social Securities like EPF, ESI etc. to contract labour.<<view letter>>

 

15 October, 2016:Variable DA increased for Contract Labour from 01.10.2016 as per orders of Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) dated 30.09.2016.<<view order>>

 

08 October, 2016:Bonus Orders issued by BSNL.

The sustained efforts and timely intervention of BSNLEU leaders have resulted in issue of orders granting bonus to the employees before Puja/Dussehra/Navaratri, Muharram. On 06.10.2016(yesterday), Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron and Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. General Secretary met CMD BSNL, Director(HRD) and also Additional Secretary, DOT and demanded that the Bonus should be ordered this week itself so that the employees will get the same before the festivals.

 

It has the desired results. Necessary meetings like Remuneration Committee was held urgently and the orders for payment of Bonus of Rs.3,000/- as agreed between the Management and the Recognised Unions have been issued. The casual labour also will get the Bonus as demanded by BSNLCCWF leaders, when they met the CMD BSNL a few days back. Congratulations to all comrades for achieving the desired results!<<view order>>

 

08 October, 2016:Corporate Office letter on implementation of provision of EPF/ESI for contract workers.

BSNL CCWF leaders have been continuously meeting BSNL Management for clear orders on implementation of labour laws like minimum wage, EPF, ESI etc. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, met Shri A.M. Gupta, GM(Restg.), a few days back and insisted upon issue of clear instructions and monitoring of implementation of government and BSNL orders with regard to contract workers. An order issued by BSNL CO., in this connection.<<view order>>

 

08 October, 2016:Corporate Office letter on implementation of provision of minimum wage-cheque/online payment.<<click here>> 

 

06 October, 2016:Corporate Office instructions to all CGMs on payment of wages to contract labour by the contractor through Cheque / on-line payment.<<click here>> 

 

 

17 September, 2016:Corporate Office letter on details of Temporary Status Mazdoors regularized on or after 01.10.2000 and absorbed in BSNL w.e.f 01.10.2000 and covered under Rule-37-A of CCS(Pension) Rules.<<view letter>>

 

07 September, 2016:Corporate Office letter to all Heads of Circles on extension of Gratuity to listed Casual Labours -Engagement Details of Casual Labours.<<view letter>>

 

 

13 April, 2016:Depositing EPF contribution with EPF organisation in respect of contract workers- Procedure facilitating compliance under EPF and MP Act, 1952. BSNL C.O. order No.14-8/2015-WS&I dated 12.04.2016, to all the CGMs.<<view order>>

 

09 April, 2016:Conversion of Casual Labour to TSM -  BSNL C.O. letter .No. 15-25 /201S-WS&I dated 08.04.2016 to CGM, BSNL, Kolkata Telephone District, Kolkata. <<view letter>>

 

01 April, 2016:Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), issued the order on increase of VDA for casual contract workers.<<view order>>

 

02 March, 2016:Corporate Office issues instructions to the Chief General Managers on implementation of Labour laws and Social Security measures to the Contract workers.<<view letter>>

 

20 January, 2016:Amendment of the payment of Bonus Act 1965.<<click here>>

 

20 January, 2016:Corporate Office letter on various Gazette notification issued by EPFO from time to time.<<view letter>>

 

 

14 January, 2016:Corporate Office letter on information in respect of Casual labourers who had been conferred temporary status on or before 30.09.2000 and who have been appointed subsequently as TM in BSNL.<<click here>>

 

06 January, 2016:Ultimately management in UP (East) circle issued the order for implementing the labour laws.

It was a complain from BSNLCCWF that labour laws is being violated in UP(East). Chq leadership met circle administration after a huge gathering organised by circle union of BSNLCCWF and BSNLEU. As a result on   management issued the order for implement the labour strictly.<<click here-1>> <<click here-2>>

 

14 December, 2015:Corporate Office letter to all CGMs on proper operation of Contract Provisions related to labour laws Contract.<<view letter>> 

 

10 December, 2015:Deployment of contract/casual / sanitation workers for per Ministry of Labour and employment Govt. of India perennial nature of jobs in BSNL.

It is learnt that the BSNL authority has issued a letter to all CGM regarding the deployment of contract & casual labours who have engaged in the perennial jobs in BSNL. In response of EPF Dept letter dated on 13.11.2015 the corporate office has issued the letter on 20.11.2015. It is relevant that BSNLCCWF has already highlighted the same issue in the last meeting of standing committee of labour in Mumbai. The Director of Loksabha Secretariat seeking the information of deployment of contract & casual workers for perennial nature of job in BSNL. Accordingly corporate office is collecting the data and figure once again.<<view letter>>

 

 

09 December, 2015:BSNLCCWF’s continuous perusal of casual and contract labour issues with BSNL Management and Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour are bearing fruits. BSNL Management has once again reiterated it’s instructions to CGM’s to implement all labour rules. <<view letter>>

 

29 October, 2015:Corporate Office letter to CGMs, insisting the issuance of Employment Card, EPF Contribution Card and ESI Pehchan Card to contract workers.<<click here>> 

 

29 October, 2015:Corporate Office letter to CGMs, insisting payment of wages to contract workers by cheque or online.<<click here>>

 

26 October, 2015:BSNL endorses CLC order on increase of VDA for contract workers.

Orders have been  issued by the BSNL C.O. vide F.No.14-04/2015-WS&I dated 20-10-2015 endorsing the order of the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), New Delhi, increasing the Variable Dearness Allowance for the contract workers with effect from 01-10-2015. Com.VAN Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF had met Director (HR) Smt. Sujata Ray on 19th October 2015 and requested for the endorsement to be sent so that the new VDA will be implemented. We greatly appreciate the immediate action on the part of the Director (HR). The order of the CLC has been posted in bsnleuccwf.com as soon as it was issued by the CLC.<<click here>>

 

 

21 October, 2015:Corporate Office reminder to all CGMs on compliance report to Lok Sabha Secretariat on Contract Labour issues.<<click here>>

 

21 October, 2015:Casual Labour and Contract Labour eligible for Bonus.

The casual labour in BSNL are eligible for Bonus this year as per Govt. of India orders No. 7/24/2007/E III dated 16-10-2015 issued by the Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure. <<View the order>>

 

 

16 October, 2015:BSNL issues strict instructions on payment of Minimum Wages and implementation of Social Security Measures like EPF, ESI etc.

In the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Labour meeting held at Mumbai on 12.10.2015, the BSNLCCWF leaders Coms. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and Animesh Mitra, Secretary General had brought to the notice of the Standing Committee various cases of non-implementation of labour laws, including Minimum Wage Act 1948, EPF Act, Contract Labour Act etc. CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and other top officers who attended the Standing Committee were asked to submit report on these complaints.

 

Now BSNL has issued ‘Top Priority’ letters asking all CGMs to immediately submit reports. Copies of the same are given below.

 

All Circle Secretaries are requested to immediately intimate to CHQ whether Minimum Wages are paid, if not, how much is paid, whether EPF, ESI are implemented etc. to report to Standing Committee. <view letter-1>> <view letter-2>>

 

06 October, 2015:Order on minimum wages revised w.e.f. 01.10.2015.<<click here>>

 

05 October, 2015:Corporate Office letter to all CGMs on payment of minimum wages to contract workers through account payee cheque or online in the presence of authorized representatives of BSNL.<<click here>>

 

05 October, 2015:Corporate Office letter to CGM, Maharashtra Circle, on alleged non-implementation of notification on payment of wages.<<click here>>

 

05 October, 2015:Corporate Office letter on implementation of minimum wages and social security measures like EPF/ESI to contract labour.<<click here>>

 

05 October, 2015:Corporate Office called for details of contract labours from circles.<<click here>>

 

19 August, 2015:Gratuity for Casual labour approved by BSNL Managing Committee.

After much efforts by the BSNLCCWF for implementation of gratuity to the BSNL Casual labours and also taking up the matter in the Parliamentary Standing Committee and several rounds of discussion with the BSNL Management, the BSNL Managing Committee has approved the same. This has to go to the BSNL Board for approval, before necessary orders are issued.

 

This is a great achievement for the casual labours. Congratulations to BSNLCCWF!.<<view letter>>

 

 

14 July, 2015:Corporate Office letter on information in respect of casual labourers who had been conferred temporary status on or before 30.09.2000 and who have been appointed subsequently as Telecom Mechanic in BSNL.<<click here>>

 

19 May, 2015:Great Victory! BSNL C.O. issued orders for EPF Payment to Casual labours from 01-10-2000.

It is a great victory for the BSNLCCWF and the casual and contract workers! The Federation as well as BSNLEU has been demanding that for the casual and contract workers EPF should be implemented from at least 01-10-2000. After much efforts, the BSNL Management had implemented EPF for casual workers from 10-01-2011. In many places EPF was not implemented to the contract workers.

 

These along many other issues were taken by the BSNL Casual & Contract Workers Federation with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour and also the Central Provident Fund Commissioner, New Delhi. The representatives gave detailed evidence before Parliamentary Standing Committee with full documents. The EPF Commissioner held meeting with the President BSNLCCWF and Officers of BSNL on this. Accordingly the EPF Commissioner (Central) issued a strong letter dated 22-04-2015 to BSNL asking them to implement EPF to casual labours w.e.f.01.10.2000 (the date of formation of BSNL) retrospectively. It was also directed that wherever, EPF is not implemented for contract workers, it should be implemented as per EPF Act.

 

Now today, 18-05-2015, the BSNL C.O. has issued the orders directing the CGMs to immediately take action for implementing EPF for casual labours w.e.f. 01-10-2000 and also implement EPF for contract workers, wherever it is not implemented so far. Not only the EPF contributions will be made by BSNL management, but interest also will have to be paid, which will benefit the workers. The EPF with retrospective effect from 2000 will benefit the existing 3469 casual labours.

 

The mammoth CMD Office March on 15th October 2014 and the Two Days Strike on 21-22 April 2015 by the Casual & Contract Workers have not been in vain. At least one of the important demands has been settled.

 

It is a land mark victory for the casual and contract workers! Congratulations to all our comrades who stood strongly with the organisation and participated in the struggles!<<<click here>>> <<<annexure>>>

 

 

13 May, 2015:Corporate Office letter on information of casual labours who had been conferred Temporary Status on or before 30.09.2000 and appointed subsequently as TM.<<<click here>>>

 

04 April, 2015:Corporate Office letter to all Heads of Circles on engagement details of casual labourers.<<click here>>

 

 

04 April, 2015:Order on minimum wages revised w.e.f. 01.04.2015.<<click here>>

 

04 February, 2015:Corporate Office letter on Information of casual labours who had been conferred Temporary Status on or before 30.09.2000 and appointed subsequently as TM.<<<click here>>>

 

10 October, 2014:Order on minimum wages revised w.e.f. 01.10.2014.<<view letter>>

 

09 October, 2014:Corporate Office letter to all Heads of Circles on details of Casual labourers.<<click letter>>

 

11 July, 2014:Order on minimum wages revised w.e.f. 01.04.2014.<<view letter>>

 

09 July, 2014:Corporate Office letter on non-implementation of minimum wages and social security measures like EPF & ESI to contract workers.<<view letter>>

 

07 March, 2014:Corporate Office letter on pay minimum wages, EPF, ESI etc. to contract workers and the duty of the administration to get them implemented.<<click here>>

 

 

24 Oct. 2013:The Ministry of Labour & Employment, O/o Chief Labour Commissioner vide No.1/11(2)/2013-LS-II dated 19.09.2013 has revised the wages of industrial workers including in Wireless, Radio, Telephone, Television, Telegraph etc. etc. <<view order>>

 

order on daily wage Casual labour

 

Applicability of Cetrl. Govt. Labour rates

 

DPE letter on payment of wages under the Minimum Wages Act to contract/casual workers in CPSEs.