"Draft minutes of the extended NEC meeting held at Hotel Rajmahal Inn, Mysore on 16th and 17th of July 2016."
Draft minutes of the extended NEC meeting held at Hotel Rajmahal Inn, Mysore on 16th and 17th of July 2016.
Meeting started with a Welcome address by Shri. H.M.Mallesh, National treasurer of NCOA. As part of the formal inauguration of the meeting, Chief guest Shri. Santhosh kumar Mallik (corporate HR head, BEML) and the senior leaders lit the traditional lamp.
Following this the Secretary General was invited to address the house. In his address he has congratulated the organisers of the meeting, Karnataka Zone and BEMOA for making such a wonderful arrangement. Further he has appreciated the DPE, and Union Govt for the constitution of 3rd PRC. He has stressed the need of a fruitful discussion in the forum to formulate our proposal before the 3rd PRC. He has urged the NEC to take suitable decision on the action plan on Niti Aayog proposal to close down Sick PSUs and the Govt. decision to allow 100% FDI in Defense sector.
President Shri.V.K.Tomer in his Presidential address congratulated the BEMOA, Mysore for their arrangements to make this NEC a grand success. He has pointed out that the formation of 3rd PRC is a feather on the cap of NCOA and its struggle. He has stressed the importance of the session and requested all to contribute creatively to chart out our submissions.
Chief Patron Shri.K.Ashok Rao addressed the NEC. He has explained the way in which public assets were thrown into the hands of a few at throw away price. Sale of IPCL which are resulted in the creation of a monopoly, Sale of Hindustan Zinc to Vedanta group, Sale of Lodhi hotels, Ashok Yatri Nivas, and Hotel Centaur as examples of corruption favoritism. He has reminded the way in which the successive Govts ruined the Air India and BSNL. He has pointed out to the shocking financial result of BHEL due to wrong policies of the Govt, which has recorded a loss of Rs.850 Crores. On the issue of 3rd PRC Chief Patron pointed out that Clause 2,3,4 etc is a real worry to all of us. Affordability cannot be accepted as a precondition to the revision of pay. Productivity should be the criteria and not affordability or profitability.
Chief Guest, Shri. Santhosh Kumar Mallik, has started his address by quoting the words of famous Management Guru, Shri.Adama Smith that business is the creation of values. PSUs in general are doing value based business, whereas most of the private sector companies are least bothered on values. After the start of the LPG policy, Gigantic MNCs came to India with only one intention, to loot the country. BEML is an organization that faces hyper competition from these MNCs. 90% of the PSUs are in competition field. As part of generating employment opportunities PSUs are feeding many.
Further he has pointed out that though the concept of Make in India is good, it should inculcate the values also. Do these MNCs have any interest in generating values that help the society? He has requested the Govt. to advice those PSUs that are flooded with orders on nomination basis to feed the surplus orders to its peer PSUs having capacity to do this work but starving for orders. Govt. should come up with a clear plan to revive the Sick PSUs in a time bound manner. He has explained the difficulties faced by BEML in competing with MNCs and expressed happiness on the fact that 75% of the metro coaches used in Delhi Metro is supplied by BEML.
Shri.Chennaveerappa, the General Secretary of BEMOA, Mysore expressed the vote of thanks and Chief Patron Shri.Ashok Rao presented the memento to the Chief Guest.
After the tea break, Organising Secretary Shri. Anilkumar presented a report on Loss making PSUs and the Niti Aayog proposal to Close Down/ Strategic sale/ Mergers of Loss making CPSUs. He has pointed out the examples of salary deferment in sick CPSUs for years together and recent reports of suicides of two of the executives, one at HMT and the other one from HOCL. NCOA needs to take serious stand on the issues of deferment of salary which is to be treated as illegal and the non-implementation of 2007 revision in many PSUs. He has proposed a collection of Rs.250/- per head for legally fighting these issues at appropriate forums.
Similarly the proposal to close down the CPSUs as well as allowing 100% FDI in Defense, to be taken up very seriously and collective resistance is to be build. Organising Secretary has urged the NEC to discuss these issues and come out with a solid decision on these subjects.
Following this the Pay revision Subcommittee convener Shri.Vidyasagar, presented a report on the proposal of subcommittee and the general issues connected with 3rd PRC.
Further to this Karnataka zone General Secretary Shri.Shivaramiah made a presentation on pay revision aspects.
Later on as demanded by the forum, Shri.Arunachalam, President of BHEL federations briefed on questionnaire by PRC and presented the filled questionnaire of 3rd PRC.
Shri.K.S.N.Raju, Advisor of NCOA has given clarifications on various queries raised by NEC members during the Pay revision presentation as well as questionnaire filling process and summed up the discussions.
As a decision of the first day discussions it was decided unanimously that NCOA will write to DPE to revise the terms of reference of 3rd PRC to implement revision effective from 01-01-2012.
Meeting started with a self introduction by the participants and explained the position of the respective PSUs. Shri.K.L.Joggi, Shri.Sebastian, Shri.Aravind Pal Dahiya and Karnataka Circle secretary of SNEA explained the status of BSNL, its promotion policy, Pension scheme etc in detail and urged everybody to have a united struggle to fight against the anti PSU policies of the Govt.
NEC decided to collect Rs.250/- per member for generating a special fund for legal assistance in the case of salary deferment, implementation of Minimum revision without linking to affordability/ profitability criteria etc. and to ensure smooth implementation of 3rd PRC in all CPSUs.
NEC passed the Charter of Demands on the following.
1. Disinvestment/Closure/Sale of CPSUs
2. 3rd PRC
( These charter of demand are already circulated in group for necessary publication at zonal level)
NEC decided that the action plan may be decided by the Central Committee, probably in the month of August 2016.
Regional/Zonal Committees as well as individual associations may take initiative to form joint committees with other Unions at unit level/ regional/Zonal levels and plan actions against Disinvestment/ Closure/Sales of CPSUs.
NEC passed the membership applications of
4. CEL Delhi
5. Asoka Hotel Executive federation.
It was decided that all subscription dues will be cleared by Zones/Associations on or before 15th of August 2016.
NEC passed a resolution presented by HNLOA demanding separation of HNL from HPC and decided to write a letter to Secretary Heavy Industries in this regard.
NEC decided to demand the Union Govt. the sale of assets of companies like IDPL (India Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Hyderabad) and utilizing the money for investment in PSUs/Sick PSUs.
It was decided to make a subcommittee to study the case of two or three selected Sick PSUs, consisting of retired experts and NCOA leaders who are aware of those companies.
With regard to the demand of Treasurer Shri.Mallesh to clear the dues, following payment/ assurance was given by each.
1. SNEA handed over a cheque of Rs.1 Lakh.
2. Hindustan Copper
3. Karnataka Zone – 1 Lakh in one week time
4. MEA 50,000 in 15 days
5. West zone in one month minimum 1 Lakh
6. BHEL Federation will make the payment in one month time
Finally the vote of thanks was made by Shri.Channaveerappa, BEMOA.
Each and every participant has expressed sincere thanks to BEMOA for the wonderful arrangements and hospitality which were made available at Mysore.
Circulated for completion if any, corrections and deletions.
SG, For NCOA national committee.