Non-payment of IDA arrears to the Non-Executives for 8 months from 01.10.2020: BSNLEU
BSNL EMPLOYEES UNION
Central Head Quarters
Main Recognised Representative Union.
Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Nagar,
Opp. Shadipur Bus Depot, New Delhi-110008
Shri P.K. Purwar,
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan,
H.C. Mathur Lane,
Janpath, New Delhi – 110 001
Sub: – Non-payment of IDA arrears to the Non-Executives – reg.
It is extremely disgusting that, the payment of IDA arrears to the Non-Executives of BSNL has not been done so far. Even though, the Hon’ble Kerala High Court, directed the BSNL Management to make payment of the IDA increase that has become due from 01.10.2020, the BSNL Management issued letter for the payment of IDA arrears only on 27.10.2021. Thus, the BSNL Management took eight long months, after the Hon’ble Kerala High Court gave the order.
More distressing is the fact that, the BSNL Management has still not made payment of the IDA arrears to the Non-Executives. With the view to delay the payment of the IDA arrears, the Management in it’s letter dated 27.10.2021, has stated that, the arrears would be paid only based on the availability of funds.
The freezing of the IDA arrears of the Non-Executives of BSNL, by the BSNL Management itself is illegal. Further, delaying the payment of the IDA arrears for eight months after the order was given by the Hon’ble Kerala High Court, only exposes that the Management is not at all interested in the welfare of the employees.
In view of the foregoing, we urge upon you to kindly ensure that the IDA arrears is paid without further delay to the Non-Executives of BSNL.
Copy to: 1) Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), BSNL, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi — 110001
2) Ms. Yojana Das, Director (Finance), BSNL, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi — 110001