TAMIL NADU

BSNL staff stage demonstration

Telecom employees, affiliated to United Forum of BSNL Unions, staged a demonstration here on Thursday demanding steps to correct anomalies in the pay-scale of certain cadre of senior employees with respect to junior staff in the same post, among other issues.

BSNL Employees Union district assistant secretary Mohammed Jaffer pointed out that salary of some junior non-executive cadre officials had exceeded their senior counterparts in the same category owing to accrual of increment for junior following the recent revision in the pay structure.

Promotion policy

Another demand raised by the employees was the need to implement the revised promotion policy formulated for Groups C and D category of telecom staff at the earliest.

Mr. Jaffer said that all causal labourers in the BSNL should be absorbed into permanent payroll as done in the case of Railways and industrial dearness allowance (IDA) disbursed to them along with their pay.

Vacancies meant for people from Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes should be filled fast.

“Likewise, delays in promotion of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes employees should be looked into,” the agitators said.

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