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Text Box: BSNL List  of Holidays Calendar - 2016

 
  
   
Pioneer of the P&T Trade Union Movement : Coms. Henry Barton, Babu Tarapada Mukherjee, Dada Ghosh, K.G. Bose, N.J. Iyer & K. Adinarayana

 

           Henry Barton    Babu Tarapada Mukherjee   Dada B.N. Ghosh          Com. K.G. Bose            Com. N.J. Iyer          Com. K. Adinarayana
 

BSNL Employees Union (CHQ), New Delhi

[Last Updated on 28.04.2016, 15:35 hrs]

7th Membership Verification

 on 10.05.2016. 

Vote enmasse for

BSNLEU

on cell phone symbol.

 

Poster of 7th Membership Verification

<<poster - English>>  <<poster - Hindi>>

 

[28.04.2016]Formation of BSNL and the role of NFTE. 

BSNLEU has alleged that NFTE supported formation of BSNL. This statement is 100% true. It is a fact that the government took decision to form a corporation. But, the leaders, who later on formed BSNLEU, strongly opposed the proposal of the government to form a corporation. E3(N), T3, ITEU and the like minded unions conducted nationwide campaign among the employees, opposing formation of a corporation. At that time, what NFTE leaders were doing? They were supporting corporatarisation. They told the employees that they would get public sector wages, only if a corporation is formed. The E3, Tamil Nadu circle union, passed resolution in it's circle conference, supporting formation of a corporation. In fact, they even took decision to go on struggle, if corporation is not formed expeditiously. This is the betrayal story of NFTE.  E3(N), T3, ITEU, etc., went on a nationwide one day strike on  28th June, 2000 opposing  corporatarisation. Again, these unions went on a two day strike on 24th and 25th August, 2000. These strike actions created pressure on the leadership of NFTE. So, NFTE was also compelled to go on strike. 

 

[28.04.2016]Government pension - NFTE cannot claim credit.

NFTE boasts that it ensured payment of government pension to BSNL employees through it's strike. Government agreed to give government pension, only out of compulsion, with a view to overcome the resistance among the employees for the formation of a corporation. The credit goes to the present leaders of BSNLEU, for creating this resistance among the employees. NFTE cannot claim any role in creating this resistance. Why because, right from the beginning they were supporting corporatarisation, and were telling the employees to accept it.


[28.04.2016]NFTE accepted disinvestment, as well as privatisation of BSNL.

The agreement signed by NFTE with the government in September, 2000, accepted disinvestment in BSNL. In fact NFTE accepted disinvestment even beyond 50%, which is nothing but privatisation. The agreement says that, in case of disinvestment beyond 50%, safeguard would be provided to the employees. If more than 50% is disinvested, then the Company will be privatised. After the management of the company has gone into the hands of the private, how the interests of the employees can be safeguarded?


[28.04.2016]Formation of BSNLEU is a turning point for BSNL.

BSNL was formed in October, 2000. In March, 2001, E3(N), T3, ITEU and other like minded unions met at Visakhapatnam and formed BSNLEU. We can understand the grievance of NFTE. Only because of the formation of BSNLEU, NFTE lost its recognition in 2004. But, every employee will accept that, only because of the initiatives taken by BSNLEU for united struggles, disinvestment could not be done by the government so far. Formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company, Merger of BSNL & MTNL are also the decisions of the government. But, BSNLEU is fighting against them, by uniting all the unions and associations. The comrades of NFTE should make a self introspection, whether such a role was played by NFTE, before corporatarisation.

 

[28.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Pathankot.

Election campaign meeting at Pathankot, a small SSA of Punjab Circle was conducted very effectively. More than 150 employees attended the meeting. The meeting was presided over by Com. Rameshwer Rana, District President. Com. Jagdish Chand Rai welcomed the participants and congratulated them for attending the meeting in large numbers. Com. Kapur Chand circle organising Secretary of SEWA BSNL and ADS BSNLEU addressed the meeting.  SEWA leaders Com. Bodh Raj, Lekh Raj and Kapur Chand openly supported BSNLEU they said that no member of SEWA will attend meetings organised by SEWA to support NFTE. Com.Balbir Singh President BSNLEU explained in details the issues of Non-Executives.  PLI, Wage revision, pension and 78.2 IDA was also explained. Many apprehensions / queries of staff were replied in details.  Com.Ashok Kumar, organising Secretary, Punjab game vote of thanks.<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[28.04.2016]Splendid election meetings in Kurnool SSA (AP Circle)

Com. J. Sampath Rao AGS & CS and Com. P. Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ), Com. Akbar Basha, ACS and Com. D.Venkatrami Reddy, DS, have addressed splendid election meetings at Adoni and Kurnool. The meetings were presided by Com. G. Maheswara Rao, District President. Com. D. Ram Maddileti Reddy, CEC member, Com. M. Yakub, District Vice President, AIBDPA, Com. G.V.Bhaskara Reddy, District Vice President, and Com. Sivasankar, DS, SNATTA have also addressed. The meetings were held with enthusiasm reflecting the determination of the employees in the SSA to give a big victory to BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>>   

 

[28.04.2016]Jubiliant Membership Verification meeting held at Vijayapura (Bijapur).

The 7th membership verification campaign meeting took place at Vijapayapura, GM Office premises on 26th April, 2016. Before commencement of the campaign meeting, more than 350 members of BSNLEU, SNATTA and SEWA unions and associations started the procession from Main Telephone Exchange Building to GM Office Building. The procession was lead by Com. S R Nayak, Dist.Secretary Com. Haggad Dist. President, Com. Tanaji Jadhav, Asst. Circle Secretary, Com. R.S. Kulkarni, Circle Org. Secretary and Com. M.C. Balakrishna, AGS. The meeting was addressed in detail by Com.M C Balakrishna AGS and Com.C.K. Gundanna, Circle Secretary. Welcome and initial address was done by Com.S R Nayak, DS, while Com.Haggad, Dist. President, presided over the meeting.<<views of the meeting>>>   

 

[28.04.2016]Annanagar Election campaign meeting on 25.04.2016.

NP District of Chennai Telephones organised a well attended meeting on 25.04.2016 at Anna Nagar. Com.S.Chellappa, AGS gave the special address. Com.K.Govindaraj, CS, Com.M.Kanniappan, CP, Com.T.Kasi, CS, Com. Punitha Udhayakumar also addressed the gathering. Com.Chellappa spoke about the varying stands adopted by NFTE in issues affecting BSNL. He also firmly said but for BSNLEU, BSNL would not have turned profit now. He confidently said that BSNLEU will become the only recognized union on 12.05.2016.<<views of the meeting>>>  

[28.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Jhansi with good deal to win the election in full majority.<<views of the meeting>>> 

[27.04.2016]Election campaign meeting held at Aurangabad.

Good response in Aurangabad meeting. It was held on 25th April morning at the CTO Compound, Aurangabad. It was presided by Com.B.M. Sanap. Welcome address by our District Secretary, Com.M.L. Gaikawd. At the outset Com. Gulab Kale, ACS explained the present situation as well as other speakers replied on the false campaign programme of NFTE. It was about 150 members came in the meeting. Com. Ganakwar, DS, SEWA, Com. Dutta Dulie Patil, CP, SNTTA,   Com Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), Com. John Verghese, AGS, BSNLEU, com. N.K. Nalwade, CS, were the other speakers. Direct TTA and the SC\ST candidates expressed strong desire to extend a good support to BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[27.04.2016]Election campaign meeting held at Jalgaon.

An election campaign meeting was held at Jalgaon, on 23rd April and it was presided by Com. K.L. Borse. About 200 members were there in the meeting who were very much eager to listen to the speeches of the leaders. Dist Secretary, com. Nilesh Kale addressed the meeting and appealed to the members to cast votes in favour of BSNLEU. Com. S.P. Solanki, Com. D.D. Patil, from SNTTA, Com Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), Com. John Verghese, AGS, BSNLEU, com. N.K. Nalwade, CS, also addressed the meeting. Com. Patil, conducted the meeting smoothly.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[27.04.2016]Meeting at Dhulia and Nandurbar on 26th April.

An enthusiastic meeting was held at Dhulia. More than 100 comrades attended the meeting. The meeting was presided by Com. Suryawanshi, Com Sanjay Nagne, DS, Com Raju Shaikh conducted the proceedings, Com. Nerkar, DS, SNATTA addressed.  Com Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), Com. John Verghese, AGS, BSNLEU, com. N.K. Nalwade, CS, also addressed the meeting. In Nadurbar, Com. Suryawanshi, presided. Com. Patil, conducted the proceedings. Com Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), Com. John Verghese, AGS, BSNLEU, com. N.K. Nalwade, CS, and com Sanjay Nagne spoke.<<views of the meeting>>> 

[27.04.2016]Com.R.S. Chauhan, Organising Secretary (CHQ) addressed election campaign meeting at NTR Kanpur.<<views of the meeting>>> 

[27.04.2016]Views of the election campaign meeting held at Alambag, Lucknow.<<views of the meeting>>>

[27.04.2016]Election campaign meeting held on 21st April at Kolhapur Telephone Exchange.

Meeting Held under the presidentship of com. Vasudeo Desai, welcome speech by com.Balasaheb Kadam, District Secretary, Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), Com John Verghese, AGS, and Com N.K. Nalawade, CS, were the speakers. More than 100 people attended the meeting, local comrades assured that this time they will win at Kolhapur.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[27.04.2016]Election campaign meeting held at Satara on 21st April.

Tough the day was too hot but the gathering was more than 200. Really it was a good meeting where SNATTA and SEWA BSNL were present. Com. Dhananjoy Pujari presided over the meeting and com. Jannath Diwete, DS gave the welcome speech. Com, Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), com John Verghese, AGS, BSNLEU, and Com. N.K. Nalawade,  were the speakers in the meeting. Com.Bapu Kamble from SEWA BSNL conveyed full support to BSNLEU. A good numbers of ladies and young staff present in the meeting gave a good message that this time also Satara will give a victory for BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>>   

 

[27.04.2016]Inspiring election campaign in Anantapuram SSA (AP Circle).

Com P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ) and Com. J.Sampath Rao, AGS & CS have addressed massive and inspiring election meetings at Anantapuram and Guntakal in Anantapuram SSA. Com. C. Sivaprasad, District President, presided. Com. P.Akbar Basha, ACS, Com. G.Chandrasekhar, DS, Com. Khadar Saheb, ADS,  Com. D. Pullaiah, DS, AIBDPA have addressed. CEC member Com. Sivasankar was present. Altogether 350 have attended. The meetings were inspiring and strongly reflected the resolve of the employees to vote for and give a massive victory to BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[27.04.2016]Dy.GS, SNATTA, exposed that betrayal of NFTE, which breached the agreement reached between the two organisations in the 6th Verification.

In the ongoing campaign a very impressive meeting was organised at Brahmpuri in Meerut SSA on 25.04.2016. The meeting was presided over by Comrade, Satish Kumar Sharma, District President, BSNLEU. Com. Sunil Gautam Dy. GS SNATTA, Sukhbir Singh Org.Secretary BSNLEU chq, Upender Singh Teotia , CS BSNLEU, Abhishek Sharma, CS, SNATTA, addressed the meeting. While addressing the meeting Com. Sunil Gautam Dy.GS, SNATTA said that NFTE has betrayed the DR TTAS by breaching the agreement made between NFTE and SNATTA during the last membership verification. NFTE has done nothing for the workers since last three years of recognised period but now misguiding the workers by spreading false news in some circles that SNATTA is supporting NFTE. He appealed to the workers to teach a lesson to NFTE for its anti workers policies by voting for BSNLEU enmasse. Com. Sukhvir Singh Org.SecretaryCHQ), BSNLEU, high lighted the achievements made by BSNLEU since last three years. Wage revision, PLI, pension stagnation and other important issues were briefed. Com. Upender Singh Teotia, CS, BSNLEU and Com. Abhishek Sharma, CS, SNATTA told that UP (W) will win the elections gloriously. Com. Naresh Pal Sharma gave vote of thanks.<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[26.04.2016]Patna conducted enthusiastic election campaign meeting, braving the scorching heat. 

An enthusiastic election campaign meeting was conducted at Patna today, at the Sanchar Sadhan. A good number of employees attended the meeting, braving the prevailing scorching heat condition. Com.Reetlal Prasad, district secretary, CGM office, presided over the meeting.Com. B.P.Singh, welcomed everyone and addressed the meeting. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and  com.Sunithi Choudhary, Organising Secretary(CHQ) addressed. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, in his address explained about the great work done by BSNLEU, during the last 15 years, in strengthening the unity of the BSNL employees, and defending the Company from the onslaughts of the governments. He also gave an account of the initiatives taken by BSNLEU to ensure BSNL's turnaround, as well as to settle the justified demands of the Non-Executives. The GS also explained how NFTE has betrayed the employees at crucial junctures and urged upon the employees to strengthen the hands of BSNLEU, by massively voting on the Cell Phone symbol.<<views of the meeting>>>  
 

[26.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Haridwar.

An inspiring election campaign meeting of BSNLEU,Haridwar district was held at Haridwar on 26th April 2016.Com  R .S.Dubey,DP presided over the meeting. Com S.C.Kala,DS welcomed all and initiated discussion. Com V.A.N.Namboodiri,Patron in his speech elaboratedly explained all issues related to revival of BSNL. Addressing the meeting com Swapan Chakraborty,Dy.GS informed the meeting on achievements of the union during 11 years of its recognition and also assured that the union will settle pending issues. He further explained how NFTE leadership betrayed the workers on PLI(Bonus) by agreeing for 2 digit payment and how pension benefit for direct recruited employees are comprised. Coms P.B.Dhobal,circle patron, P.C.Kandpal,former CS,K.S.Soun,CS,G.P.Kala,CP also addressed the meeting.<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[26.04.2016]Dehradun, a  bastion of BSNLEU conducted an impressive election campaign meeting on 25th April.

The BSNLEU ,Dehradun district union in Uttarakhand circle conducted an impressive election campaign meeting on 25th April 2016. The meeting was presided over by com J.P.Kothari, DP, Dehradun. The meeting was addressed by com V.A. N.Namboodiri,Patron and com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS from CHQ. Both the leaders explained in detail the struggles conducted by the BSNLEU to safeguard the PSU and it's worker's.They also explained about the achievements of the union during its period of recognition and also assured that the union will settle pending demands. Com P.C.Kandpal, Patron, com.P.B. Dhobal, patron, com.K.S.Soun, CS, Chamouli, DS, Ganesh Pd.Kala, CP, Samir Dabral, CS, SNATTA, Bahuguna, BSNLCCWF also addressed the meeting. A large number of employees participated in the meeting.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[26.04.2016]Report on Jammu Meeting.

 A Well attended meeting was organised at Gandhi Nagar Telephone Exchange building today by out door sections of Jammu and Udhampur District unions. The meeting was presided over by Com. R.C sharma District President. The meeting was addressed Com.Narayan Singh Manhas CP, Mir Nisar Ahmad CS, Romesh Kumar, ACS& District Secretary Udhampur. Com. Balbir Singh President explained about the struggles conducted by BSNLEU to defend the BSNL from disinvestment and privatisation. He also told that BSNLEU has conducted series of programmes for improvement and to popularise the services of BSNL. NFTE's false propaganda against BSNLEU was also exposed. The betrayals committed by NFTE were also explained. He appealed to the workers to vote for BSNLEU enmasse to protect the BSNL and to safeguard the interest of workers. A large number of direct recruited TTAs also attended the meeting. The queries raised by DR TTAs were replied. Later on they met President and assured that all the TTAs will cast their votes in favour of BSNLEU. Com. Manjit Singh District Secretary BSNLEU gave vote of thanks.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[26.04.2016]Massive and enthusiastic election meeting at Kadapa.

A massive and enthusiastic election meeting was held at Kadapa (AP Circle). It was presided by Com P.Sudhakar District President. Com P.Asokababu Vice President (CHQ), Com J.Sampath Rao, AGS & CS, Com. P.Akbar Basha, ACS, Com. A.Subba Rao, DS, Com. Eswaraiah, DS, AIBDPA have addressed. About 200 have attended. The leaders explained in detail the achievements of BSNLEU and the necessity to vote enmasse for BSNLEU for strengthening working class United struggles for saving Public Sector, working class rights, BSNL and for achieving better wage revision and pension from 1.1.2017 and for achieving other demands. The meeting was full of enthusiasm and determination for achieving a spectacular victory.<<views of the meeting>>>   

 

[26.04.2016]Huge election meeting at Tirupati.

Com J.Sampath Rao, AGS & CS, and Com P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ) addressed a huge election meeting at Tirupati. Com. L.Venkatadri, District President has presided. Com. Y.S. Raju, DS invited all. CEC members Com. D. Umapathy and Com. M.Ravi, Com. Raja Reddy, DS, AIBDPA, SNATTA Circle Office bearer Com. Eswar have participated.  About 300 have attended. The meeting was held in a jubilant spirit indicating victory with a huge lead.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[26.04.2016]A very effective election campaign meeting at Jammu.

BSNLEU Jammu, Kathua, Rajouri, Samba, Badi Brahmana, R.S Pura and Akhnoor conducted a very effective joint meeting at Jammu on 25.04.2016. Comrades from far away places attended the meeting enthusiastically. The meeting was presided over by com. Narayan Singh Minhas, CP, J& K. Com. Mir Nisar Ahmad, CS, J&K, initiated the deliberations. Com. Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU, while addressing the meeting, exposed the false propaganda being made against BSNLEU by NFTE and called upon the workers to defeat NFTE for its anti-workers policies. He told that inspite of false propaganda unleashed by NFTE, in the last membership verification its vote share was decreased by 4.68% and BSNLEU increased its vote share by 2.3%. He explained the achievements of BSNLEU since last three years. He also exposed the NFTE for accepting two digit PLI.  The doubts of the workers over wage revision, pension, PLI and CDA rule-55 were also cleared. Com. Manjit Singh, DS, Jammu, M.K Kaul, DS circle office, Vijay Choudhary, DS, Rajouri also addressed the meeting. Com. S.K. Moza, veteran trade union leader, gave vote of thanks.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[25.04.2016]Muzzafarpur - A small district, but organised a big and energetic election campaign meeting. 

Muzzafarpur is a small district in Bihar circle. But, it organised a big and energetic election campaign meeting today, addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary. More than 200 employees attended the meeting. Com. Prabha Shila Minz, district vice - president, presided over the meeting. Com. Manoj Kumar, district secretary, welcomed everyone. Com. Ram Shobith Singh, district president, honoured the guests. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. B.P.Singh,CS, com. Sunithi Choudhary, Organising Secretary(CHQ)  and com. Lakshman Kumar, ACS, addressed the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, in his address, explained the efforts taken by the government to kill BSNL, and that how BSNLEU rallied the entire organisations of BSNL to protect the Company. The GS further exposed how NFTE betrayed the employees on various issues. To drive home his point, the GS gave the following instances. When reservation for SC/ST employees was withdrawn from OTBP/BCR in the year 1998, NFTE remained as a silent spectator.  In the year 2000 itself, NFTE signed agreement with the government, accepting disinvestment even beyond 51% in BSNL. In the 1st Wage Revision, when all the unions demanded 4400 as the Minimum Pay, NFTE demanded Rs. 3400 as Minimum Pay. At the time of 2nd Wage Revision, BSNLEU went on 2 days strike, but NFTE betrayed the strike and wrote to the Management that it was not joining the strike. During 2002 to 04, when NFTE was the Recognised Union, it did irreparable damage to the employees. It accepted CRS, allowed the Management to declare most of the cadres as "Wasting Cadres", and demanded payment of pension on CDA pay scales. After getting recognition for the 2nd time, NFTE agreed for reduction of the Pension Contribution, from the accepted 6% to 3%. The biggest betrayal of NFTE is that, it accepted the beggarly 2 digit PLI offered by the CMD. The GS expressed the hope that the employees would teach a proper lesson to NFTE in the 7th Verification.<<views of the meeting>>>  

[25.04.2016]Rewari, a small but dedicated district union of BSNLEU in Haryana circle conducted an inspiring election campaign meeting.
An inspiring election campaign meeting was held at Rewari district in Haryana circle on 23rd April. Com Kishan Chand Yadav,DP, presided the meeting. Coms  Kuldeep Singh,Asstt.Treasurer(CHQ), M.S.Kadian ,CS,BSNLEU, com.Pushpa Sharma, AGS, BSNLMS, com.Gulap Singh, CS, BSNLMS, Ramesh Sharma,DS,BSNLEU and Ravinder, ADS, SNATTA addressed the meeting. Speaking in the meeting, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU claimed that it is BSNLEU which took the initiative to unite all unions and associations in BSNL, to fight against the anti-BSNL policies of the government and the management, and also to improve the financial condition of the company. He elaborated those achievements of the union and assured that the pending issues, including stagnation will be taken up for settlement soon after the verification.<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[25.04.2016]Huge election meetings in Nellore SSA (AP Circle)

Com J.Sampath Rao AGS& CS and Com P. Asokababu Vice President (CHQ), in their continuous election campaign for the 7th day, addressed a big meeting at Guduru and a huge meeting at Nellore. Both the meetings were presided by Com B.  Anjaneyulu District President. Altogether about 350 have attended. Com J. Sudhakar CEC member, Com M.Venkat Reddy DS, Com Rajendra DS SNATTA and Com. C.J. Shanmugam, DS, AIBDPA also addressed. The determined, enthusiastic and massively attended meetings and the mood of the employees in the SSA confirmed a big victory for BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[25.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Saharanpur on 22-04-2016.

BSNL Employees Union, Saharanpur, organized a very effective election campaign meeting on 23.04.2016. The meeting was presided over by Com. Om Parkash, District President, SEWA BSNL.  Com.Ansar Ali, District secretary, BSNLEU welcomed all. A large number of direct recruited TTAs attended the meeting. Com. Balbir Singh President, BSNLEU elaborately explained the achievements of BSNLEU in the last three years, as well as struggles conducted by BSNLEU during the last 15 years to defend the BSNL as well as to safegaurd its employees. The wage revision, pension, CDA Rule-55 and PLI issues were explained to the workers. He called upon the workers to vote for BSNLEU to make it victorious with increased margin. Com. R.K Upadhyay, AGS and Circle Coordinator SNATTA explained the issue of pension contribution to direct recruited staff and role of NFTE, which agreed its reduction from 6% to 3%.He called upon the direct recruited staff to vote in favour of BSNLEU.  The meeting was also addressed by Com. Upender Singh Teotia, CS, BSNLEU, Sukhvir Singh, Org. Secy.(CHQ) and com. Jai Veer Tyagi, Org. secy., UP(W) Circle.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[25.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on conduct of seventh Membership Verification of non-executive union(s) in BSNL-Facilities regarding.<<view letter>>>   

[25.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on settlement of GPF Final Payments.<<view letter>>>

[25.04.2016]Massive election campaign meeting at Ahmed Nagar.

A massive election campaign meeting was held at  Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. More than 500 people participated and assured a resounding victory for BSNLEU. Com.Animesh Mitra addressed the meeting and explained in detail about the achievements of BSNLEU. Com.John Verghese, AGS, com.N.K.Nalawade, CS, com.Appa Gagre, CP, com Vijay Sipankar, com Vithal Auti, com Lala Shaikh, com Ganesh Shinde, addressed the meeting.<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[25.04.2016]Massive meeting at Pali-Marwar.

In Rajasthan, this is the marriage season. Despite more than 2-3 marriage functions connected with BSNL employees, large number of workers attended the membership verification campaign meeting at Pali on 23 April 2016. Com. Moti Singh, District Secretary, welcomed all. Com. Prabhuram Choudhary, Dist. President presided. Comrades Madan Singh, Hari Narayanan, Circle office bearers, A.Pareek Circle Secretary, Vijay Singh, CHQ Org. Secretary, senior leader Ambalji, VAN Namboodiri Patron BSNLEU and other leaders addressed. They briefed the house about the many achievements of BSNLEU and also what it proposes to achieve for BSNL employees. The struggles organised under the leadership of Forum and BSNLEU for revival of BSNL was explained. We are part of Indian working class and have gone on strike every time on the call of Central Trade Unions. They called upon workers to vote en masse for BSNLEU in the ensuing verification. 

 

[25.04.2016]Meeting at Nagour.

A meeting of BSNLEU was held Nagour on 21st April 2016, participated in by a good number of workers at GM office premises.  Com. Pukhraj Gujarat, District President, presided. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron, com.  Ashok Pareek Circle Secretary Rajasthan, Vijay Singh All India Org. Secretary, District Secretary Kishnaram Babel, Acting Secretary Jagdish Vaishnav, Hari Narain, ACS, Madan Singh treasurer and other leaders attended and addressed. Though the meeting was arranged at short notice, majority of the employers were present in the scorching sun. In Nagour BSNLEU had got majority in the past and will get much more majority now. 

 

[25.04.2016]Bikaner stronghold of BSNLEU.

Bikaner has always been a very stronghold of BSNL Employees Union. A big SSA of Rajasthan, it had a long tradition of mighty trade union struggles. The verification campaign meeting held at Bikaner GM office premises was presided by Com.Kamal Singh, Circle and District Union President. Large number of employees participated. It was encouraging that even retired employees and a few disabled comrades also came. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron, com. Ashok Pareek, Circle Secretary Rajasthan, com. Vijay Singh, CHQ Organising Secretary, S.N.Nagal, Hari Narain, Asst. Secretary, Madan Singh, Circle Treasurer, Gulam Hussain Dist.Secretary, Hem Nath Sidh Dist. Vice President and other leaders attended and addressed.  

 

[25.04.2016]Com.D.K.Bakutra, Organising Secretary (CHQ) addressed election campaign meeting at Junagad, Gujarat.<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[25.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Muzaffarnagr.

BSNL Employees Muzaffarnagar organized a huge election campaign meeting on 22-04-2016. The meeting was presided over by Com. Shiv Kumar tygi, District President. Com. Omkar Sharma District secretary welcomed all. A large number of direct recruited staff also attended the meeting. Com. Balbir Singh President, BSNLEU elaborately explained the achievements of BSNLEU on wage revision, pension and settlement of the of the issues of the Non-Executives. CDA Rule-55 and PLI issues were also explained.  He called upon the workers to vote for BSNLEU to make it victorious with increased margin. Com. R.K Upadhyay, AGS and Circle Coordinator SNATTA told that NFTE has betrayed the directly recruited TTAs by breaching the agreement of last membership verification. He called upon the direct recruited staff to vote for BSNLEU to teach a lesson to the NFTE.  The meeting was also addressed by Com. Upender Singh Teotia, CS, Sukhvir Singh, Org. Secy(CHQ), com. Devinder Singh, District Secretary, SEWA BSNL  and Com. Ram Asra, District Secretary BSNL(MS). Com.  Inderpal Singh, gave vote of thanks.<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[25.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Bijnor.

BSNL Employees union Bijnor organized a very impressive and disciplined election campaign meeting on 22.04.2016. The meeting was presided over by Com. Pardeep Bhatnagar, District President presided over the meeting. Com. J.P Singh District Secretary welcomed the all. Com. Balbir Singh President, BSNLEU explained in detail the issues relating to non-executives. He spoke in detail on the issue of two digit PLI accepted by NFTE. He also exposed the nexus of BSNL Management and NFTE on the issue of Bonus. The apprehensions of the staff on the issue of wage revision, Pension and CDA rule – 55 were cleared by the president. Com. Upender Singh Teotia, CS and com. Sukhvir Singh Org. Secretary also addressed. Com. R.K. Upadhyay, AGS, SNATTA & Central Co-coordinator SNATTA said that in UP (W) all the soldiers of SNATTA will vote for BSNLEU enmasse. He criticised NFTE for using name of SNATTA. Com. Suresh Kumar org. secretary gave vote for thanks.<<views of the meeting>>>   

 

[23.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Bareilly.

Bareilly District Union conducted a very impressive meeting on 21st April, 2016. Inspite of the scorching heat, a large number of employees attended the meeting. Com. Sobran Singh, District President, presided over the meeting. Com.Ashraf Ali, District Secretary, welcomed all. Com. Balbir Singh, President, explained in detail the achievements of BSNLEU. He also exposed the NFTE and the BSNL Management on PLI issue. He further explained in detail, the issue of wage revision from 01.01.2017. He ensured the workers that BSNLEU will get wage revision for them. Pension issue, CDA rule-55 were also explained in detail. He called upon the workers to make BSNLEU victorious with increased margin for their better future and job security. Com. R.K Upadhyay AGS & Central Co-Ordinator SNATTA extended full Support to BSNLEU. He also criticised the NFTE for not fulfilling their promises made in last membership verification. Com. Upender Singh Teotia, CS, BSNLEU, Com Ansar Ali, Circle President, Sukhvir Singh Org.Secretary(CHQ)  also addressed the meeting.<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[23.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Moradabad.

BSNL Employees Union, Moradabad, organised a very impressive meeting on 21st April 2016. The meeting started at 5 PM due to busy schedule of the leaders. Still, the workers waited for hours together. Com. Jata Shanker Pathik, president, BSNLEU, presided over the meeting.Com A.K Verma District Secretary welcomed all. Com. Balbir Singh President, BSNLEU, addressed the meeting and explained all the issues in detail.  2 digit PLI and the betrayal of NFTE was explained. Com. Ansar Ali, Circle President, com. Upender Singh Teotia, CS, BSNLEU, Com. R.K Upadhyay AGS & Central Co-Ordinator, SNATTA, and Com. Sukhvir Singh, Org.Secretary (CHQ), also addressed the meeting. Com. Abrar Ahmed DS, BSNLEU, Rampur gave vote off thanks.<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[23.04.2016]Hubli meeting reaffirms beyond doubt that Karnataka circle is the bastion of BSNLEU.

A massive and enthusiastic election campaign meeting held at Hubli today, once again reaffirmed beyond any doubt that Karnataka circle is the bastion of BSNLEU. More than 450 comrades have enthusiastically gathered in the massive meeting, addressed by com. P.Abhimanyu at Hubli today. Apart from the comrades of Hubli, comrades have also come from many other districts to hear from the General Secretary. Com. B.P.Narayan,CP, presided over the meeting. Com. Shivshankarappa, DS, Hubli welcomed everyone. Com.C.K.Gundanna, CS and Com.M.C.Balakrishna, AGS, addressed the meeting. Finally, com.P. Abhimanyu, GS, made an elaborate speech, clearly explaining BSNLEU's role in defending the interests of BSNL and it's employees. On the other hand, the GS said that the NFTE leaders are experts in betraying the employees. To drive home his point, the GS explained that even before BSNL came into existence on 01-10-2000, the leaders of NFTE signed agreement with the government for disinvestment in BSNL even beyond 51%. Further, the GS thoroughly exposed the betrayal of NFTE, who colluded with the Management and tried to bring insult to the BSNL employees, by accepting the 2 digit PLI. He requested the comrades to approach each and every employee for ensuring BSNLEU 's mammoth victory in the 7th Verification.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[23.04.2016]Big and enthusiastic election meetings in Ongole SSA (AP Circle).

Com J.Sampath Rao CS & AGS and Com P.Asokababu Vice President (CHQ) have addressed two massive election meetings, at Chirala and Ongole in Ongole SSA on 22.4.2016. Com V.Venkaiah DS, Circle Organizing Secretary Com. G.Nageswara Rao, AIBDPA, DS, Com. Azeez and other leaders have accompanied. About 250 have attended the two meetings together. The two meetings were held in an enthusiastic and victorious mood indicating massive lead for BSNLEU in the SSA.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[23.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Kankariya, Ahemadabad.

An election campaign meeting of BSNL employees was organized by United Forum of BSNL Unions, Ahemadabad on 22nd April in the telephone exchange compound, Kankariya. The meeting was presided over by com. P.K.Rathod, CS, BSNLMS. Addressing the meeting com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS submitted the achievements of BSNLEU during the last three years. He assured that the union will make it's sincere efforts to settle the demands of the Non-Executives. He appealed to the workers to massively support BSNLEU in the 7th Membership Verification. Coms. D.K.Bakutra, Org.Secy., BSNLEU (CHQ), T.V.Ghelani, CS, BSNLEU, Deepak Trivedi, CP, BSNLEU, Md. Safi, AGS, BSNLMS, Bharat Purabia, CP, Kamalesh Rajput, CS, ATM, Datania, DS, BSNLEU, ATD, Ashok Makawana, DS, BSNLMS, Aslam Khan Pathan, DS, ATM were on dias.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[23.04.2016]An excellent meeting is addressed by com K.R.Yadav CHQ Vice President at Kanpur.<<views of the meeting>>>

[23.04.2016]Appreciation letter from CMD BSNL to all CGMs.<<view letter>>>   

[22.04.2016]Bangalore conducted a huge election campaign meeting and assured BSNLEU of solid support.

Bangalore conducted an election campaign meeting today with a huge gathering. The meeting, which was conducted in the auditorium of the CGM office was presided over by com.R.Mahalakshmi, district vice-president, CGM office district union. More than 350 employees from CGM office and BGTD participated in the meeting. Com. H.V.Sudharshan, district secretary, Bangalore Telecom District and com. Karunakar, Deputy Circle Secretary of SEWA BSNL, were present on  the dias. The meeting was addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com.M.C. Balakrishna, AGS and com.C.K.Gundanna, circle secretary.  Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, in his speech explained the positive role played by BSNLEU, in the revival of BSNL and the settlement of the issues of the Non-Executives. He also exposed with facts and figures, how NFTE betrayed the employees on various issues like Corporatisation, Wage Revision w.e.f. 01.01.2007, promotions, PLI, etc. The employees gathered in the meeting expressed their resolve to massively support BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[22.04.2016]BSNLEU, Andaman &  Nicobar circle celebrated the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. 

BSNLEU Andaman & Nicobar Island, celebrated the 125th Birthday of Dr. B.R Ambedkar at Telephone Bhawan, as per the call of the CHQ of BSNLEU. The participants of the meeting paid glowing tributes to the architect of the Indian Constitution, as well as the outstanding social reformer. Com S.P.Kalairajan, Circle Secretary, addressed the meeting and detailed on the contributions of the great leader.<<click here>>>

[22.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on provision of Security to Telecom personnel/offices in connection with the conduct of 7th  Membership Verification  for election of majority representative union(s) in the non-executive category in BSNL slated for 10-12 May,2016.<<click here>>>

[22.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on procurement of Ballot Boxes from Chief Electoral Officers of tates for holding 7th membership verification of non-executives unions through secret ballot.<<click here>>> <<Election Commissioner letter>>>

[22.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on timely settlement of pensionery benefits to retired /retiring employees.<<click here>>>

[22.04.2016]Corporate Office reminder on revision of Pension /family pension of pre 2007 retirees.<<click here>>> 

[22.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on vacancy position in the grade of Junior Accounts Officer as on 01.01.2016.<<click here>>> 

[22.04.2016]Celebrate this year's May Day in a big way.

May Day is approaching fast. All the leaders and active functionaries of BSNLEU are in the midst of a serious campaign for the 7th Membership Verification. Still, this year's May Day has to be celebrated very effectively. Hence, CHQ calls upon all the circle and district unions to take steps for effectively celebrate May Day. Flags should be hoisted every where. Apart from this, meetings may be conducted to educate the employees about the history of May Day, as well as about the struggles and sacrifices of the May Day martyrs. Reports and photos may be sent to the CHQ.

 

[22.04.2016]Goa assures massive support to BSNLEU.

Goa has always been a bastion of BSNLEU. This will once again be proved in the 7th Verification. Com.Animesh Mitra, Vice President(CHQ) addressed meetings with large turn out of employees at Madgaon, Ponda and Panjim in Goa, along with com. John Verghese AGS and com.Nagesh Nalawade, CS, Maharashtra. In their speeches, the leaders elaborately explained about the positive role being played by BSNLEU, in the revival of BSNL, as well as in the settlement of the issues of the employees.  The employees, in response, assured to massively support BSNLEU in the forthcoming verification.<<views of the meeting>>>

[22.04.2016]Huge election campaign meeting at Surendranagar, Gujarat decided to support BSNLEU in the 7th membership verification.
A huge election campaign meeting was held at Surendranagar, Gujarat on 21st April 2016 organised by the District Union of BSNLEU, Surendranagar. A huge number of Non-Executives irrespective of union affiliations attended the meeting which was presided over by com. M.A.Baniya, DP. Com. Md Ataullah, DS, BSNLEU initiated the meeting. Coms  T.V.Ghelani,CS, BSNLEU, D.K.Bakutra, Org. Secy, BSNLEU (CHQ), Kumar Laktariya, CS, SNATTA, Gujarat, Mayur Patel, DS, SNATTA, V.P.Rana, VP, Gujarat, Gurucharan Singh, veteran leader, F.S.Pal, Org.Secy, Circle addressed the meeting. Com Baghela, ex-DS, NFTE and four other comrades who have joined BSNLEU are welcomed by com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS with flowers. A souvenir has been released by the Dy.GS. In his speech com Swapan Chakraborty briefed the house on struggles conducted by BSNLEU during the last 15 years of BSNL to defend the organization as a 100% government company and for its improvements. Employees are benefited with excellent wage revision and NEPP eventhough NFTE never supported he mentioned. He bitterly criticized the role played by NFTE in cases like bonus (PLI) and pension issue of direct recruited employees. The gathering has assured that they will support BSNLEU in the coming membership verification.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[22.04.2016]Inspiring Election campaign in East Godavari SSA (AP Circle).

Com.P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ) and Com. J.Sampath Rao AGS & CS, in their 5th day election campaign on 21.04.2016 have addressed meetings / met the employees at Kakinada Telephone Exchange, Kakinada DGM Office, Samalkot, Peddapuram and Rajanagaram and finally addressed a massive meeting at Rajahmundry. Altogether they have met / addressed about 500 employees. Com P.Maheswara Rao DS and other District / circle office bearers have accompanied. The campaign was very inspiring. Employees everywhere have expressed resolve to vote enmasse for BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>>  

[22.04.2016]Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice-President (CHQ) made a whirlwind tour in Odisha circle.

Com. Animesh Mitra,vice-president (CHQ), has made a whirlwind tour in Odisha circle. During this tour programme, meetings were held at Baripada, Balasore, Bhubaneswar and  Brhamapur. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Patron, Com. Saroj Das, CS,Odisha, com. Sahadev Biswal, Patron, com. A.Dhupal, Patron, were also in the tour programme. The leaders have got tremendous response from the employees in all the places. Leaders of SNATTA are giving full support to BSNLEU. During this tour programme, com .Animesh also addressed  the Extended CWC meeting of BSNLCCWF, on 18th at Bhubaneswar.<<views of the meeting>>>   

[21.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on Revision in Weightage points for Compassionate Ground Appointment.<<click here>>> 

 

[21.04.2016]Berhampur will keep BSNLEU Red Flag fly high

BSNLEU workers at Berhampore will ensure that not only they will make more profit for BSNL, but also will ensure that the red flag of BSNLEU fly high with good majority in the SSA. Berhampore always gave majority to BSNLEU and this time it will be more. The meeting was held on 19.04.2016, at the GM office premises was attended by a large number of workers. Com.Rajata Kr. Mishra, SSA President presided. Coms. S.R.Das, Circle Secretary, senior leaders Coms. A.Dhupal, Sahdeb Biswal, VAN Namboodiri Patron, Animesh Mitra, Vice-President BSNLEU, Niranjan Sahu, Co-ordinator, SNATTA and other leaders addressed. The participants assured full support and assured that this time more votes will be polled for BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[21.04.2016]Meeting at Cuttack

A well attended meeting on membership campaign was held at Cuttack on 20 April 2016 presided by Com.P.R.Das, Circle President BSNLEU. Though a holiday, comrades have attended in large numbers. Comrades A.Dhupal, Patron, Sahdev Biswal, Patron, S.R.Das, Circle Secretary, Fanidra Mohanty, District President, Shridhar Mallick, District Secretary, V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron BSNLEU and other leaders addressed. In their speeches, they mentioned the achievements of BSNLEU during the period of recognition and earlier and the demands those have to be achieved after the verification. Cuttack comrades assured that this time also BSNLEU will get majority in the district much more than last time. The workers are very enthusiastic about the victory.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[21.04.2016]An excellent and impressive election campaign meeting at Gandhidham-Bhuj.

Bhuj district union of BSNLEU, Gujarat circle organised an excellent and impressive election campaign meeting at Gandhidham on 20th April 2016. Com. Bhupendra Ganatra, DP of Bhuj presided over the meeting. Com Sunil Takkar, DS welcome all. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, in his more than hour long speech enlighten employees  on issues related to BSNL revival and also achievements made by the BSNLEU during its recognition period. He further detailed on the negative activities done by NFTE on Bonus, pension benefit for the direct recruited employees in BSNL. Coms. T.V.Ghelani, CS, D.K.Bakutra, Org.Secy. (CHQ), Mannubhai Chenariya, CS, AIBDPA, Deepak Trivedi, CP, P.K.Takkar, DS, Rajkot, Davi, DS, SNATTA, Bhuj etc also addressed the meeting. Vote of thanks given by com Tapaswini   Trivedi a senior woman leader from Ahmedabad. A large number of employees attended the meeting. All employees assured that BSNLEU will get all out support in the 7th membership verification.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[21.04.2016]Massive election meetings in Srikakulam SSA

Com. P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ) and Com. J.Sampath Rao, AGS & CS, AP circle, addressed massive election meetings at Palasa and Srikakulam in Srikakulam SSA on 19.04.2016. About 200 employees have attended in the two meetings together. Com. Lokanadham, District President, presided. Com. Govardhana Rao, Circle Organising Secretary, Com. P. Venkata Rao, District Secretary, Com. V.Srinivasa Rao, CEC member and Com. G.Rajeswara Rao, DS, AIBDPA, were present.  The meetings have expressed the resolve to see that BSNLEU wins with a massive mandate.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[21.04.2016]Well attended meeting at Adayar.

Com. S.Chellappa AGS spoke in the well attended Election meeting organised by South East District Union at Adyar. More than 200 employees participated in the meeting. He explained the stand of our union on various issues and exposed the false propaganda of NFTE. Com. K.Govindaraj, CS, Com.M.Kanniappn, CP, Com. Maran and other circle office bearers and AIBDPA leaders were addressed.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[21.04.2016]Massive and inspiring election meeting at Vizianagaram on 20.4.2016  Inspite of holiday.

Inspite of it being an effective holiday, a massive election meeting was held at Vizianagaram (AP Circle) on 20.4.2016. Com. ABK Ramesh, DS, presided. About 150 attended. It was addressed by Com. J.Sampath Rao, AGS & CS and Com. P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ). The AP Circle Union Cultural team consisting of Com. B.R. Veeraswamy and Com. M. Kiranjumar have sung revolutionary songs inspiring the audience. The leaders spoke in detail about the necessity for supporting BSNLEU for strengthening working class unity and for protecting secularism, public sector, BSNL and working class rights and for achieving better wage revision. The leaders appealed to vote for BSNLEU enmasse and the audience expressed the determination to see that BSNLEU wins with a huge majority.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[19.04.2016]Massive and inspiring election campaign meeting at Amritsar.

BSNLEU,  Amritsar district union organised a  massive and inspiring election campaign meeting at Amritsar today. The meeting, which was held in the Albert road old trunk exchange was attended by more than 350 employees. The GM, Amritsar, tried to disrupt the meeting by locking the gates. However, gates were opened at the intervention of the CGM, Punjab circle. Com. Iqbal Singh Dhillon, ACS, presided over the meeting. Com.Sarabjit Singh, DS, welcomed everyone. Com. Bagh Lal, CP, com. S. S. Bedi, DP, and com. S. S. Chabalia, Patron, were present in the dias. The meeting was addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Balbir Singh, President & CS, Punjab. Both the leaders  effectively explained, the exemplary role played by BSNLEU, in defending BSNL from the pro-private policies of the government, taking the  company in the road for revival and in the settlement of the problems of the Non-Executives. They appealed to the employees to support BSNLEU in a big way in the forthcoming Verification. The huge gathering in the meeting indicated that BSNLEU will once again win at Amritsar in a massive way.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[19.04.2016]Corporate Office issues clarification on framing of Recruitment Rules of TTA - 2014.<<click here>>> 

 

[19.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on finalisation of ballot paper including election symbols for conduct of 7th membership verification through secret ballot on 10.05.2016.<<click here>>> 

 

[19.04.2016]An effective mass election campaign meeting at Palanpur, Gujarat.

An effective mass election campaign meeting of BSNLEU, Palanpur under Gujarat circle was held on 18th April, 2016 in a situation when the area was tense due to Patidar andolan program called from the same day and curfew has already been imposed by the state administration. The meeting was presided over by com Korat, District President. Com A.Y.Ghore, DS, BSNLEU welcomed all. In his speech, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, briefed the house the movements undertook by the BSNLEU to revive the BSNL. Similarly he explained in details current position of all pending issues of the employees. The house severely criticized the activities of NFTE leaders on Bonus (PLI) issue and declared in one voice to support BSNLEU in the 7th membership verification. Coms. D.K.Bakutra, Org. Secy. (CHQ), T.V.Ghelani, CS, Deepak Trivedi, CP, Gurucharan Singh Kore, BSNLEU, Aslam Khan Pathan, DS, ATM, ATD, Raju Parmar, DS, SEWA, Yasin Sindhi, DS, SNATTA, Taramuddin Ansari, DS, ATM also addressed the meeting.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[19.04.2016]A well attended election campaign meeting at Himatnagar, Gujarat.

BSNLEU Himatnagar District under Gujarat circle arranged a mass election campaign meeting at Himatnagar in the afternoon of 18th April, 2016 at the backdrop of tense situation in Gujarat, due to Patidar agitation. The meeting was presided over by com. P.K.Patel, DS, BSNLEU, Himatnagar. Addressing the meeting com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS explained elaboratedly about the initiatives taken by the BSNLEU in the revival of BSNL, settlement of the pending issues of the Non-Executives. He criticized the ridiculous role of NFTE on Bonus issue and pension benefits of directly recruited employees in BSNL. Others who addressed the meeting were coms. D.K.Bakutra, Org. Secy. (CHQ), BSNLEU, T.V.Ghelani, CS, Deepak Trivedi, CP, Aslam Khan Pathan, ATM, D.D. Prajapati, DS, SNATTA and com. J.D.Ninama, DS, SEWA, Himatnagar. Entire employees of Himatnagar in one voice declared to support BSNLEU in the 7th membership verification.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[19.04.2016]Massive and Inspiring Election campaign in Visakhapatnam SSA.

Com J.Sampath Rao AGS& CS, Com P.Asokababu Vice President, in their second day election campaign have addressed massive meetings at Narsipatnam, Anakapalli and Visakhapatnam in Visakhapatnam SSA on 18.4.2016. Altogether 500 employees have attended the 3 meetings. Com G.S.N.Raju DS accompanied in all 3 meetings. The leaders appealed all non-executives to vote enmasse for BSNLEU and everywhere there is enthusiastic response.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[18.04.2016]Directly Recruited TTAs in Punjab are solidly supporting BSNLEU.

The circle secretary of SNATTA, Punjab circle, has been suspended by the All India Union of SNATTA, for not implementing the agreement reached between BSNLEU and SNATTA. Utilising this, NFTE has started claiming that all the DR TTAS of Punjab circle are supporting them. This claim was punctured by com. Pawan Kumar, Punjab circle president, SNATTA and com.Surjan Chopra, Central Coordinator and All India Organising Secretary, SNATTA. Both the leaders addressed meetings at Ludhiana and Jallandhar today, with com. P.Abhimanyu, GS. In their speeches, both the leaders listed the problems of the DR TTAs, which were settled by BSNLEU. They asserted that the ex- circle secretary of SNATTA, who has since been suspended by the CHQ, is totally isolated from the members and that the entire DR TTAs of Punjab circle are solidly supporting BSNLEU,  and will ensure massive victory for BSNLEU in the  7th Verification.

 

[18.04.2016]A vast gathering at Jallandhar, fore tells BSNLEU's huge victory in the 7th Verification.

Jallandhar district union organised a meeting today, with a vast gathering. Com. H.S.Dhaliwal, district secretary welcomed all. Com.V.K.Verma, DP, presided over the meeting. Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS, com.Balbir Singh, President(CHQ) and CS, Punjab, com. Surjan Chopra, Central Coordinator and All India Organising Secretary, SNATTA, and com. Pawan Kumar, circle president, SNATTA, addressed the meeting. The General Secretary and President of BSNLEU, explained in detail about the contributions of BSNLEU to oppose government's anti-BSNL policies, to strengthen BSNL as a viable PSU and to settle the genuine problems of the Non-Executives. Com.Surjan Chopra and com. Pawan Kumar made it amply clear that it is BSNLEU, which has resolved the burning problems of the DR TTAs. All the leaders appealed to the employees to campaign for BSNLEU's massive victory.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[18.04.2016]Successful election campaign on 17.4.2016, inspite of it being Sunday. 

Com P.Asokababu Vice President (CHQ) and Com J.Sampath Rao AGS& CS together have started another round of election campaign, from 17.4.2016. They addressed a meeting at Bhimavaram, in West Godavari SSA. Inspite of it being Sunday, about 100 have attended from Bhimavaram and surrounding branches. Thereafter, they crossed river Godavari and visited Rajole (East Godavari SSA) and met the members there. In the evening they addressed a well attended meeting at Amalapuram. Around 100 have attended.  The District Secretaries of West and East Godavari Districts Com Ch.V.V.B.S.Prasad and Com P.Maheswara Rao, along with Circle/ District/ Branch level office bearers have organised the meetings effectively. Everywhere the determination expressed is to see that the employees vote massively for BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[18.04.2016]A big election meeting in a small city.

Comparatively Ujjain is a small city in Madhya Pradesh where Sinhasth will be starting soon. As a part of state wide election campaign, Com Prakash Sharma, Circle Secretary, MP Circle addressed the meeting at UJJAIN on 17.04.2016.  After garlanding photos of Com S R Nayak and Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Ambedkar, meeting was started. Com. Sharma threw light on achievements of BSNLEU and also explained how NFTE was hand in glove with Govt. in formation of BSNL.  Despite Sunday and scorching heat a large no of comrades from Ujjain and adjoining rural areas including a good no of female comrades and young TTAs attended the well organised meeting. Com. S.C. Shrivastav, Vice President (CHQ), AIBDPA, Com. B.S. Raghuwanshi, Circle President, MP Circle also spoke. Com. Manoj Sharma, DS, conducted the meeting. Gathering assured of fetching more than 80% votes in Ujjain.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[18.04.2016]Corporate Office issues clarification in pay scale up-gradation under NEPP-2010 in regard to effect of EOL /CCL etc.<<click here>>>  

 

[18.04.2016]Views of the election campaign meeting held at GMT Office, Mysore.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[18.04.2016]125th birth anniversary of  Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, celebrated in various circles.<<click here>>>

 

[18.04.2016]Baseless allegations against BSNLEU, levelled by SEWA BSNL  leaders.<<<view BSNLEU's reply in hindi>>> 

 

[18.04.2016]A huge and impressive election campaign meeting held at Ludhiana.

A huge and impressive election campaign meeting was held today, at Bharat Nagar telephone exchange, in Ludhiana. More than 400 employees enthusiastically participated in the meeting. Com. Bhag Lal, circle president presided over. Com. Amarjit Chander, AGS, welcomed everyone. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, com. Balbir Singh, President & CS, Punjab, com. Pawan Kumar, circle president, SNATTA and com. Surjan Chopra, Central Coordinator & All India Organising Secretary, SNATTA, addressed the meeting. The leaders of SNATTA explained in an impressive manner, about the achievements of BSNLEU, in respect of the problems of the Directly Recruited TTAs. Com.Balbir and com. P.Abhimanyu, explained elaborately, about the contributions of BSNLEU, in the struggles to defend and strengthen BSNL and to settle the problems of the Non-Executives. The General Secretary charged that NFTE tried to insult the BSNL employees, by accepting the 2 digit PLI, thrown by the Management and appealed to the employees to vote for BSNLEU in a massive way.  Com. Avtar Singh Jhande thanked every one.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[18.04.2016]Corporate Office reminder on method of pay fixation in IDA pay scales in respect of absorbed officials of BSNL who were promoted after 01.10.2000 and opted IDA pay scales from the date of their promotion / retirement.<<<view letter>>>

 

[18.04.2016]Lowest Quotation NFTE.

Pension contribution of the Directly Recruited employees is one of the most burning issues. As per DPE orders, BSNL Management should contribute 12% of pay and DA for Pension Contribution. After prolonged and tough bargaining, Management agreed for 6% contribution. Under these circumstances, Management hurriedly convened an all union meeting on 19-02-2016. The entire leaders of BSNLEU were at Ahmed Nagar on that day, attending the Extended CEC meeting. Hence, none from BSNLEU could attend that meeting. Com. Islam Ahmed attended that meeting on behalf of NFTE. Decision was taken in that meeting to reduce Management's Pension Contribution from the already agreed 6% to 3%. NFTE agreed to this reduction. Why? Similarly, on the payment of PLI issue, BSNLEU rejected the 2 digit PLI, proposed by the CMD. But NFTE has accepted. Why? On Pension Contribution and PLI, NFTE has accepted the Lowest Quotation. Now, employees are afraid that in the Wage Revision w.e.f. 01.01.2017 also NFTE will accept the Lowest Quotation. 

 

[18.04.2016]Tall claims of NFTE in the settlement of the problems of the Directly Recruited TTAs.

NFTE is making tall claims that, it settled all the issues of the Directly Recruited TTAs. But, truth is the other way round. Even though SNATTA was in the alliance of NFTE, the Directly Recruited TTAs got no benefit out of it, during the last 5 years. That was why, when the CEC meeting of SNATTA was held at New Delhi on 28-02-2016, more than 90% of the Circle Secretaries and Central Office bearers expressed their severe anger against the inaction of the leadership of NFTE, in settling the burning issues of the Directly Recruited TTAs. Taking the widespread anger against NFTE into consideration, the leadership of SNATTA has rightly taken the decision to distance SNATTA from NFTE, and entered into an alliance with BSNLEU. The New Delhi CEC meeting of SNATTA was infact the turning point. Following are some samples for the functioning of BSNLEU and NFTE, with regards to settling the issues of the Directly Recruited TTAs :-

 

1)  Even though SNATTA was in the alliance of NFTE during the last 5 years, BSNLEU took relentless efforts to settle the issues of the DR TTAs. After the 6th Verification, BSNLEU conducted a series of agitations on the issues of the Non-Executives, which included crucial issues of the DR TTAs. Wage reduction, reduction of the qualifying service to appear in the JTO LICE, pension contribution by the Management, change of designation as JE, etc. As a culmination of the agitational programme, BSNLEU gave call for a one day strike on 27.09.2013. Country wide preparations were made by BSNLEU and the United Forum, for organising the one day strike. After one round of negotiation, the strike was postponed to 25-10-2013. Based on further negotiation and concrete assurances given by the Management, the strike was finally deferred.

 

2)  This agitational programme of BSNLEU formed the basis for the settlement of many crucial issues of the DR TTAs. In the back drop of this mobilisations and agitations, BSNLEU continued to put pressure on the Management, which resulted in the settlement of one advance increment with arrears in lieu of the wage loss, reduction of the qualifying service to appear in the JTO LICE from 7 years to 5 years, pension contribution, etc. It is also very important to note that NFTE has not conducted any agitation on it's own to settle the problems of the DR TTAs during the last 5 years.

 

3)  When JE designation to the TTAs was rejected by the Management Committee, BSNLEU collected records of the Railway, CPWD and Postal departments, met the CMD BSNL and all the Directors of the BSNL Board, and questioned why JE designation should not be given to the 3 year diploma holders in BSNL, when the same is given in Central Government departments? Thus, it was BSNLEU which convinced the CMD BSNL and other Directors that JE designation should be given to the TTA Cadre. NFTE was nowhere in the picture.

 

4)  Similarly, when the Jodhpur CAT ordered that the JTO LICE should be conducted based on year wise vacancies, the DR TTAs faced a very big crisis. Management wanted to conduct the LICE based on 2001 RR, which would have been a disaster. BSNLEU stopped it and ensured the holding of the LICE based on the 2014 RR. Further, BSNLEU has also fixed the dates for all the three JTO LICEs, and ensured that the exams are conducted in quick succession, by November 2016. BSNLEU also ensured that the Ex-service man service is counted for calculating the qualifying service. BSNLEU also ensured postings to all the Ex-Service men TTAs, who were provisionally allowed to appear in the JTO LICE 2013. In the similar manner, BSNLEU has taken up and settled a number of problems that arose in the JTO LICE, after the Jodhpur CAT order was given. BSNLEU's website updatings and letters written to the Management will speak this. However, NFTE is no where in the picture, in the settlement of all these issues.


It was BSNLEU which took up this issue, and fixed the dates for all the three exams.

 

[16.04.2016]Very impressive election campaign meeting held at Shimla.

A very impressive election campaign meeting was held at Shimla today, addressed by com. Abhimanyu, GS. Excellent arrangements have been made for the meeting and more than 300 comrades participated in it. Com. S.D.Sharma, DP, presided over the meeting. Com. K C.Panwar, DS, welcomed everyone and addressed the meeting. The meeting was also addressed by com. H.L.Syal, CS and Com.Raveender Sharma, CP. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, made an elaborate speech, explaining the works done by BSNLEU, to safeguard BSNL from the anti-BSNL policies of the government, to strengthen it's financial viability, and to redress the genuine problems of the Non-Executives. He exposed the hollow claim of NFTE, that they have opened the door to settle PLI after many years. He told that BSNL employees are not beggars to accept a 2 digit PLI. The GS also exposed the nexus between the Management and NFTE which is not in the interest of the employees. The employees gathered in the meeting thundered that a proper lesson would be taught to NFTE in the 7th verification. The GS appealed to the employees to take efforts to ensure BSNLEU's massive victory.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[16.04.2016]An excellent election campaign meeting held at Solan, Himachal Pradesh.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, addressed an excellent election campaign meeting, held at Solan today. The meeting was held in the telephone exchange, Solan. Com. Kuldeep Kattoch, ACS, presided over the meeting. Com. G.D.Gangotia, DS, Solan, welcomed everyone. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and explained about the role of BSNLEU in the revival of BSNL, settlement of the issues of the Non-Executives. Especially, the GS explained about the collaboration between the Management and NFTE, in the proposal to pay a paltry amount as PLI. He appealed to the employees to support BSNLEU in a big way in the forthcoming 7th Membership Verification.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[16.04.2016]Splendid election campaign meeting at Tirunelveli.

A splendid election campaign meeting was held at Tirunelveli on 13.04.2016. It was held in the GM office premises. Apart from the comrades of Tirunelveli, a large number of comrades attended the meeting from the districts of Tuticorin, Nagercoil and Virudhunagar. Members of SEWA BSNL were present in the meeting in good strength. Com. Swamigurunathan, district president, presided over the meeting. Com. Soosai, district secretary welcomed all the comrades. Com.C.Palanisamy, AGS, BSNLCCWF, com. P.Indira, ACS, BSNLEU, com. K. Rajendiran, DS, SEWA BSNL, com. P. Jagdeesh Selvakani, Ex ACS, SEWA BSNL, com. P. Murugan, Ex Circle Executive Member, SEWA BSNL, com. Jayamurugan, DS,BSNLEU,Tuticorin, com. George, DS, Nagercoil and com. Samuthirakani, DP, Virudhunagar were present on the dias.  Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. S. Chellappa, AGS and com Babu Radhakrishnan, CS addressed the meeting. The General Secretary spoke in detail about the achievements of BSNLEU with regards to the revival of BSNL and the settlement of the issues of the Non-Executives. Especially, he exposed the hollow claims of NFTE in the matter of PLI. Babu Tarapada told that workers are not beggars, but NFTE leaders tried to make the BSNL employees beggars, by accepting the 2 digit PLI, which was already rejected by BSNLEU, said the GS. He appealed to the employees to massively vote for BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[15.04.2016]Baseless allegations against BSNLEU, levelled by SEWA BSNL  leaders. 
SEWA BSNL has made some wild allegations against BSNLEU. Hence, it has become necessary for BSNLEU to tell the truth to the employees. <<<view BSNLEU's reply>>>

 

[14.04.2016]BSNLEU pays  respectful homage to Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, on his 125th birth anniversary.

BSNLEU pays it's respectful  homage and glorious tributes to Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, as well of the Champion of the downtrodden sections of the society, on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary. BSNLEU pledges to work for the fulfillment of the dreams of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar.

 

[13.04.2016]Inspiring Election campaign in Vijayawada.

Com. P.Asokababu, Vice President campaigned in Vijayawada for two days contacting more than 400 employees individually, appealing all to vote for BSNLEU enmasse. Com. L.Rameshbab DS, Com. T.Dharma Rao ACS, Com. N.S.Saibabu Asst.Circle Treasurer, Com. K.V.R.Mohan Rao, District President, Com. N.Rama Rao ADS, Com. S.K.Balaji DEC member and other leaders accompanied him. The campaign inspiring and everywhere there is positive response.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[13.04.2016]Corporate Office issues clarification on holding of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LICE) for promotion to the post of Junior Telecom Officer (Telecom) {JTO(T)} in BSNL.<<<click here>>>

 

[13.04.2016]BSNLEU demands Management to revise the cut off date for reckoning residency period for the ensuing JAO LICE<<<view letter>>>

 

[13.04.2016]Spirited election campaign meeting held at Vellore, Tamil Nadu.

BSNLEU, Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, conducted a spirited election campaign meeting yesterday the 12-04-2016, addressed by the General Secretary. A large number of employees attended this meeting that took place at Vellore telephone exchange campus. It was presided over by com.S.M.Sekar, district president and Com.C.Thangavelu, district secretary, welcomed every one. The meeting was also addressed by com. S.Chellappa, AGS and com.Babu Radhakrishnan, CS. Both the leaders exposed the looting of funds being committed in the Telecom Employees Cooperative society, by the leaders of NFTE. The GS in his elaborate speech exposed the secret deal reached between NFTE and the Management to impose a 2 digit PLI on the employees. He further gave a detailed account of the struggles led by BSNLEU, against the anti-BSNL policies of the government. Steps taken to strengthen BSNL and to settle the genuine problems of the Non-Executives were also explained by the GS. Finally, he appealed to the employees to massively vote for BSNLEU on cell phone symbol.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[13.04.2016]A successful election campaign meeting at Madhubani, Bihar.

The District union of BSNLEU, Madhubani, in Bihar circle conducted a successful election campaign meeting on 12th April 2016. The meeting was presided over by com. Deepak Jha, Dist President. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, in his more than hour long speech, enlightened the employees on all current issues related to BSNL's revival and staff issues. He further assured that the pending demands will be taken up with the management after the 7th membership verification. He appealed to the workers to support BSNLEU in the coming verification. Com B. P. Singh CS, also addressed the meeting. Vote of thanks given by com Prabhash Kr.Jha, DS.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[12.04.2016]BSNLEU Chennai holds a massive election campaign meeting.

BSNLEU Chennai organised a massive election campaign meeting in the Flower Bazaar telephone exchange compound yesterday the 11.04.2016. The turn out in the meeting was massive. Com.M.Kanniappan, CP, presided. Com.K.Govindaraj, CS, welcomed everyone. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. S. Chellappa, AGS, com. Nagaraju, Central Coordinator, SNATTA, and com. S. Raveendran, leader of the SC /ST employees addressed. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, in his address, pinned down the lies being spreaded by the leaders of NFTE on the PLI issue." If NFTE,  which has accepted 2 digit PLI, once again gets recognition, how many digit wage revision will they give to the employees w.e.f. 01.01.2017", asked the GS. He explained at length, the efforts taken by BSNLEU to organise united struggles, for protecting BSNL, as well as for settling the issues of the Non-Executives. He appealed to the employees to massively vote on mobile symbol and support for BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[12.04.2016]Another victory for BSNLEU - Corporate Office issues letter, allowing all TTAs of 2007 batch, who were belatedly sent for training, to appear the JTO LICE.

BSNLEU  has demanded that, based on the order of the Hon'ble CAT,  Hyderabad, all the TTAs of the 2007 batch, who were belatedly sent for training after 01-07-2008, should also be allowed to appear the forthcoming JTO LICE. Management has accepted the demand of BSNLEU and has issued letter. BSNLEU  heartily Congratulates the beneficiaries.<<<view letter>>>

 

[12.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on procedure for conducting membership verification / counting of votes  for recognition of a majority representative(s) union of Non-Executive Employees in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

[12.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on conduct of 7th membership verification for majority representative(s) union of Non-Executive Employees in BSNL - Circle wise details of total number of polling booths and voters.<<view letter>>

 

[12.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on Rule 8 Transfer requests on ERP Portal.<<view letter>>

 

[12.04.2016]CHQ writes to Director(HR) on requirement to complete 5 years of service in  9020 pay scale for appearing in the JAO LICE -  requesting to remove the condition.<<<view letter>>>

 

[12.04.2016]BSNLEU once again writes to the Director(HR), insisting to allow all the Non-Executives with the requisite qualification,  and 5 years service, to appear in the JTO LICE, without insisting that they should have completed 5 years of service in the NE 9 pay scale.<<<view letter>>>

 

[12.04.2016]An inspiring election campaign meeting at Darbhanga.

BSNLEU, Darbhanga District, Bihar circle conducted an inspiring election campaign meeting on 11th April, 2016, infront of Doorsanchar Bhavan. The meeting was presided over by com. S.N.Mishra, veteran leader of Telecom movement. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNL EU, addressed the meeting and explained in detail all movements, related to BSNL's revival, led by BSNLEU during it's recognition time. He also spoke elaboratedly on the achievements made by the union and also assured that BSNLEU will strengthen the struggles to get settlement of pending issues of the employees in the coming days. The meeting was also addressed by coms.B.P.Singh, CS, com. Ashok Kumar Jha, District President, Ram Vinod Choudhury, DS and R.P.Mehta, DS, AIBDPA.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[11.04.2016]BSNLEU once again writes to the Management, demanding to send all TTAs of 2007 batch, who are belatedly sent for training up to 31.12.2008. <<view letter>>  

 

[11.04.2016]BSNLEU, AP circle, organises a massive Convention at Eluru.

Andhra Pradesh circle union has once again proved it's organisational might, by organising a massive two day convention at Eluru, in West Godawari district. The convention is being held on 10th and 11th April, 2016. Members of the Circle Executive Committee, Branch Secretaries, as well as a large number of district and branch level office bearers are also participating in this Convention. Com. Mohan Reddy is presiding. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron, inaugurated. Com. J.Sampathrao, Circle Secretary, presented the note for discussion. Com. Gafoor, General Secretary, CITU, AP, and com. Rama Surya Rao, MLC, greeted the convention. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the convention and spoke in detail, on the various aspects connected with the revival of BSNL, as well as the issues of the Non-Executives, settled by BSNLEU. He explained how BSNLEU, the biggest trade union of BSNL, has taken initiative to unite the entire unions and associations of the Non-Executives and Executives, to defend BSNL from the onslaughts of the successive governments at the Centre.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[11.04.2016]An inspiring election campaign meeting organised at Berhampur, Odisha. 

The Berhampur district union of Odisha, organised an inspiring election campaign meeting on 09-04-2016. The meeting, held at telephone exchange, Berhampur, was presided over by com.G.Arraya, district president. Even though, Berhampur is a small SSA, the large turn out of employees in the meeting reflected the efficient functioning of BSNLEU in Berhampur. Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS, com.P.R.Das,circle president, com. S.R.Das,circle secretary and com. S.C.Bhattacharya, circle vice-president addressed the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, fully explained the achievements of BSNLEU, during the last 11 years in general, and during the last 3 years in particular, with regards to the struggles conducted against the anti-BSNL polices of the government, steps taken for strengthening BSNL, and the settlement of the issues of the Non-Executives. He appealed to the employees to massively vote for BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[11.04.2016]Com . P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed casual and contract workers at Berhampur. 

The district union of BSNLEU, Berhampur, has organised the casual and contract workers in the district. Utilising the visit of com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, who is also the Vice-president of BSNLCCWF, a meeting of the casual and contract workers was organisd by the district union. A large number of casual and contract workers participated in the meeting and represented their grievances. Finally, com.P. Abhimanyu, addressed them and explained about the various steps being taken by the BSNLEU and the BSNLCCWF for redressing the problems of the casual and contract workers. Especially, the GS greatly appreciated com. Kameswar Rao, for his active support being extended to settle the problems of the casual and contract workers.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[09.04.2016]The real face of NFTE. 

When the BSNLEU led United Forum gave letter for agitational programme, Management gave a threatening letter to GS, BSNLEU. NFTE very happily uploaded this letter on their website on 07.04.2016. What a shame? This clearly shows that NFTE is in collaboration with the Management. Com. Islam Ahmed has stated that this letter is a slap on the face of BSNLEU. Yes, only those who fight against the Management will get slapped, and not the sycophants (chamcha giri karnewale). Do the NFTE friends have the guts to upload the United Forum's letter dated 07.04.2016, written to the Management? 

 

[09.04.2016]Flip-flop, about turn and somersault of NFTE on PLI issue.

NFTE is criticising BSNLEU on various platforms on the PLI issue. Hence, we are duty bound to give reply to NFTE. 

 

In it's Aurangabad CEC meeting, NFTE took decision to organise "indefinite hunger strike" on the PLI issue. But, this programme was never conducted.  Will NFTE friends tell the workers why even "a single day hunger strike" was not organised by them on PLI issue. 

 

When the CMD offered only a 2 digit PLI, BSNLEU rightly rejected it.  BSNLEU said, paying PLI in a 2 digit amount is an insult to the workers. It rightly demanded payment of Minimum PLI. But, NFTE crawled before the CMD and accepted the 2 digit PLI. 

 

On 30.03.2016, com. Islam Ahmed ran "a 100 metre race" and attended the PLI Committee meeting convened at "only one day's notice". In the meeting, he declared that NFTE is not rejecting the meagre amount of PLI, offered by the Management Side. (NFTE website entry dated 30.03.2016 ) 

 

However, after "facing music" from his own people, on the next day itself, com. Islam Ahmed somersaulted, ran to the Director(HR),  and told her that NFTE is not accepting the "meagre amount of PLI." (NFTE website entry dated 31.03.2016)

 

Now, com. Islam Ahmed says that the door for PLI payment was opened by NFTE after 7 years, and now the amount has to be bargained. BSNLEU has already demanded Minimum PLI, and to achieve this, two rounds of agitational programme are already conducted by BSNLEU and it's alliance partners. Cooperation to the Management is totally withdrawn from 08.04.2016. Will com. Islam Ahmed say what agitation NFTE is going to conduct to bargain for a better PLI? 

 

[09.04.2016]A well attended meeting of BSNLEU was held at Dispur Telephone Exchange on 08.04.2016.

A general body meeting of BSNLEU at Dispur, Telephone Exchange, on 7th Membership Verification is held under the presidium of Com. B.K. Kakoti, Dist. President, Kamrup SSA & Com. S. Singh, President, CGM Dist of BSNLEU. Com. Bijoy Deka, CS, Assam Circle inaugurates the meeting. Com. Gakul Bora, Org. Secy and Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President, BSNLEU (CHQ), addresses the gathering. President, Com. B.K.Kakoti, concludes the meeting with vote of thanks.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[09.04.2016]Bhubaneswar conducted a large election campaign meeting.

A largely attended election campaign meeting was held in the GMTD office premises Bhubaneswar, yesterday the 08.04.2016. Com.P.R.Das, circle president, presided over the meeting. Com.S.R.Das,CS,BSNLEU, welcomed everyone. The meeting was addressed by com. A. Dhupal, Patron, com. Sahadev Biswal, Patron, com. Subrat Kumar Dash, circle secretary, SNATTA, and com. Niranjan Sahoo, Central Coordinator, SNATTA. Finally, com.P. Abhimanyu, GS addressed the meeting and gave a detailed account of the struggles conducted by BSNLEU, under the banner of Forum, to defend BSNL from the pro-private policies of the government. He also explained the settlement of various genuine problems of the Non-Executives, including the ongoing the PLI issue. Com.Girish Mohanty, DP, Bhubaneswar, proposed vote of thanks.<<<views of the meeting>>>

[08.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on amendment in BSNL Employees transfer policy.<<<view letter>>>

[08.04.2016]BSNLEU demands implementation of Hon'ble CAT, Hyderabad, on eligibility to appear JTO LICE, in respect of TTAs belatedly sent for training

BSNLEU has taken up the case of the DR TTAs recruited in 2007, but who were belatedly deputed for training, due to administrative reasons. All the candidates deputed to training before 30-06-2008 have become eligible to appear the JTO LICE now. But, the candidates of the same batch, but who were sent for training only in July or August, 2008, are not eligible to appear in the exam, since they do not have the qualifying service. BSNLEU has demanded that there should not be any discrimination among the candidates belonging to the same batch. Yesterday, the Hon'ble CAT, Hyderabad, has directed that the applicants, who were belatedly sent for training, should also be permitted to appear in the exam. BSNLEU has again written to the Management that the Hon'ble CAT order should be implemented for all the similarly placed officials.<<<view letter>>>

 

[08.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Banswara Rajasthan.

A well attended meeting was held at Banswara (Rajasthan) on 07-04-2016. The meeting was presided over by Comrade Kamal Singh Gohil Circle President BSNLEU. Com. Balbir Singh President explained in detail, the settled and pending issue. Queries raised by workers were replied. Com. Ashok Pareek Circle Secretary also addressed the meeting. District Secretary Com. S.P Ahari gave vote of thanks.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[08.04.2016]Views of the massive dharna held on 07.04.2016, at various circles.<<<click here>>>

 

[08.04.2016]Corporate Office issued a detailed letter to all the CGMs, regarding review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013.

As regards the JTO LICE 2013, review of the results were not done as per the guidelines of the Corporate Office. Many candidates who had failed by 2 or 3 marks, were thus affected. BSNLEU took up the case and demanded the issuing of proper guidelines to all the CGMs in this regard. The matter was inordinately delayed and BSNLEU repeatedly discussed this with the Director(HR) and GM(Rectt.). Recently, a letter was issued by the Corporate Office. But it was very vague, and even that letter was not issued to all the CGMs as BSNLEU demanded. Again BSNLEU wrote to the Director(HR). Yesterday, the matter was again discussed with the Director(HR).Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, expressed  his extreme unhappiness over the delay on the matter. Director(HR) gave strict instruction to the GM(Rectt.) to do the needful. As a result, the Corporate Office has issued an elaborate letter today to all the CGMs, regarding review of the results. A good number of candidates who failed the JTO LICE 2013 by a few marks will be benefited by this order. BSNLEU heartily thanks the Director(HR) and the GM(Rectt.) for this letter.<<<view letter>>>

 

[08.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on early settlement of pre-2006 (CDA) pension cases.<<<view letter>>>  

 

[08.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on circle wise New Telephone connection targets for the year 2016-17.<<<view letter>>>  

 

[08.04.2016]DO letter from Director-CM to CGMs of all Telecom circles/ TDs regarding SIM sales target and achievement in March, 2016.<<<click here>>> <<<annexure-1>>> <<<annexure-2>>>

 

[08.04.2016]A very impressive meeting was held at Udaipur on 06-04-2016.

A very impressive meeting attended by more than 200 workers was held at Udaipur on 06-04-2016. The meeting was presided over by Comrade C.P Singh, vice president BSNLEU Udaipur. Com.Balbir Singh President addressed the meeting and spoke in detail on the issues settled by BSNLEU during last three years. He also cleared the burning issues, like Wage revision in 2017, PLI, CDA Rule 55, pension and change of Designations. He appealed to the workers to make BSNLEU victorious with a huge margin. Com. Kamal Singh Gohil, Circle President, BSNLEU, Com. Ashok Pareek, Circle Secretary, Com. O.P Acharya, District Secretary, SEWA BSNL also addressed the meeting.Com. Acharya extended full support to BSNLEU. Com. Arun Nigam District Secretary while giving vote of thanks told that in Udaipur, BSNLEU has support of more than 80% workers.<<<views of the meeting>>>   

 

[08.04.2016]BSNLEU West Bengal Circle stormed the 7th Membership Verification campaign throughout the State..<<<click here>>>   

 

[07.04.2016]Talks held between BSNL Management and BSNLEU on the ongoing struggle.

Talks were held between the BSNL Management and BSNLEU, regarding the ongoing struggle. Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, com. R.S. Chauhan, Org. Secretary (CHQ) and com. Kuldeep Singh, Asstt. Treasurer (CHQ) represented BSNLEU. BSNL Management was represented by Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), Shri D. Chakravarty, GM (Pers.), Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.), Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), shri Sheo Shankar Prasad, DGM (Estt.) and shri Ram Shakal, Addl. GM (SR). The representatives of BSNLEU charged that the present crisis was created by the CMD BSNL, who in collusion with NFTE, tried to impose a paltry 2 digit PLI on the employees. He also accused that the BSNL Management conducted a hurried meeting of the PLI Committee, at only one day’s notice, with the hidden agenda to finalise a 2 digit PLI. The Director (HR) assured BSNLEU that no further action will be taken on this matter, till the 7th Membership Verification is completed. However, BSNLEU told the Director (HR) that the United Forum is demanding payment of minimum PLI, and the Management is duty bound to settle the same. He further assured that there will not be further agitation till the 7th Membership Verification is completed. However, BSNLEU informed the Director (HR) that it is totally withdrawing it’s cooperation to the Management w.e.f. 08.04.2016.

 

[07.04.2016]Review of the JTO LICE 2013 results.

In the meeting held with the Director (HR) today, GS, BSNLEU, pointed out that the letter issued by the Corporate Office to the circles for the review of the result of the JTO LICE 2013, is vague. The GS demanded that specific guideline should go to the circles for giving additional marks for wrong questions, out syllabus questions, wrong key etc. etc. The Director (HR) assured to do the needful.

 

[07.04.2016]BSNLEU demands the Director (HR) to raise the upper age limit to 55, for appearing in the JAO LICE.

BSNLEU has already written to the Director (HR), demanding to raise the upper age limit to 55 for appearing the JAO LICE. In the meeting held today, the GS, BSNLEU, requested the Director (HR) to urgently consider this demand and to raise the upper age limit to 55 for appearing the JAO LICE.

 

[07.04.2016]BSNL Management’s reply to the notice given by the United Forum, for launching agitational programme.<<view letter>> 

 

[07.04.2016]United Forum gives a befitting reply to the distortions of BSNL Management.

BSNL Management, in it’s reply given to the notice of the United Forum, has alleged that BSNLEU is creating unrest in BSNL, when the 7th Membership Verification process is under way. The United Forum has given a befitting reply, wherein the allegations of the Management are pinned down. The United Forum has proved that the unrest is created by none else then the Management.<<view letter>>

 

[07.04.2016]Well attended election meetings in Hyderabad and Nalgonda in AP Circle

Com J.Sampath Rao, AGS and CS, AP circle addressed well attended election meetings at Vanastalipuram (Hyderabad) and Nalgonda on 02.4.2016.  Circle President and DS, HTD Com. G. Mohan Reddy accompanied.  In Nalgonda Com. B.Paripurnachari, ACS and Com. B.Naresh Kumar, DS, accompanied. On 6.4.2016, he addressed meetings in Hyderabad at CTO Secunderabad, GM North, Cellone (part of CGMT office) visited Tirumalagiri telephone exchange, (including TRA section and CSC) and Kukatpally Housing board colony in Hyderabad along with Com. G. Mohan Reddy, DS, HTD & Circle President, Com. Ramachandrudu District president HTD and Sathya Narayana circle VP. Com. Om Prakash Jiswal, DS, CGMT Office attended the meeting at CTO Secunderabad. He detailed the achievements of BSNLEU and appealed all Non-Executives to vote for BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>>   

 

[07.04.2016]A spirited and massive election meeting at Gwalior. 

A massive election campaign meeting was held at Gwalior on 6.3.2016. Circle Executive Committee member Com. Ati Ram Singh presided. Com. Jagdish Singh Yadav, Vice President (CHQ), Com. B.S.Raghuvamshi, Circle President, Com. Kamlesh Sahu, DS, SNATTA, addressed the meeting. Com. P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ) addressed in detail about the achievements of BSNLEU and appealed all non-executives to vote enmasse for BSNLEU. There after Com. L.S.Karoria, CS, BTU BSNL announced that he along with all his members in the circle are joining BSNLEU. It was welcomed by all in the meeting with loud claps. The meeting concluded with vote of thanks by CEC member Com. D.S.Raghuvamasi.<<<views of the meeting>>>   

 

[07.04.2016]Meeting at Rajsmand held on 06.04.2016.

While going to Udhaipur from Bhiwara Election campaign team stopped at Rajsmand a small town of Rajasthan and addressed a small but very effective meeting. All the 25+ members attended the meeting. President, Com. Balbir Singh, Circle President, Com. Kamal Singh Gohil, Circle Secretary, Com. Ashok Pareek and District Secretary Com. Arun Nigam addressed the meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[07.04.2016]A General Body Meeting held on 06.04.2016 at Jorhat SSA (7th membership verification campaigning).

7th membership verification campaigning of BSNLEU is started in Assam Circle today i.e. 06.04.2016 with a General body meeting at Jorhat 12.30 pm. the meeting is held under the president ship of Com. Ajit Gogoi, President BSNLEU, Jorhat district and it is inaugurated by com. Dulal Gogoi, District Secy. com. Bijoy Deka, Circle Secretary, Assam Circle, Com. Prasanta Barua, Asstt. Circle Secretary, Com. Gokul Borah, Organizing Secretary (CHQ) and com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President BSNLEU (CHQ), are the main speakers of the Meeting. More than 500 members of Jorhat SSA  present and participated in the meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[07.04.2016]Fiery dharna by the United Forum held at BSNL Corporate Office.

As per the call of the United Forum, a fiery dharna is held at the BSNL Corporate Office today. More than 500 comrades from UP(West), Haryana, NTR and BSNL Corporate Office circles participated in this programme. Com. R.S.Chouhan, CS, NTR circle & Organising Secretary(CHQ),  BSNLEU, presided over the dharna. Com P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, inaugurated the dharna, explaining the nefarious role played by the BSNL Management, in collaboration with NFTE, to impose a paltry two digit PLI on the employees. The dharna was also addressed by com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com. Sunil Gautam, Dy GS, SNATTA, com. Kuldeep Singh, Asst.Treasurer(CHQ),BSNLEU, com. R. K.Upadyay, AGS, SNATTA,  com. Sukhvir Singh, Organising Secretary(CHQ), BSNLEU, com. M.S.Kadian, CS, BSNLEU, Haryana, com Upendar Singh Teotia, CS,BSNLEU, UP(West), com. Satnam Singh Thomar, Dy. GS, BSNL MS and com. Pushpa Sharma, AGS, BSNL MS. Fiery slogans were raised during the whole dharna programme by com. Prabhakar of NTR circle and com. Inderpal of Muzzafarnagar, exposing the foul game played by BSNL Management and NFTE.<<<views of dharna>>>

 

[06.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on extension of the last date of online registration for JAO LICE.<<<view letter>>>

 

[06.04.2016]Observe Dr. B. R.Ambedkar's 125th Birth Anniversary in a big way.

14th April is the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, who gave India one of the finest constitutions of the world. Apart from this, he was an outstanding crusader against untouchability, and relentlessly fought for the rights of the downtrodden section of the society. The Extended CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at Ahmed Nagar rightly decided that BSNLEU should observe the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar in a big way. All our circle and district unions are fully involved in the verification campaign. Still, CHQ calls upon all the circle and district unions to effectively observe the day and send reports and photos to the CHQ.

 

[06.04.2016]Corporate Office accepted the demand of BSNLEU and has announced the dates of the JTO LICEs to be held for the vacancies of 2014-15 and 2015-16.

BSNLEU has been demanding that Corporate Office should announce the dates of the JTO LICEs to be held for the vacancies of the years 2014-15 and 2015-16. This demand was necessitated because of the uncertainty created by the judgement of the CAT for holding JTO LICEs separately for year wise vacancies. The demand has been accepted and dates are announced. Further, the Corporate Office has also fixed the date of the outside recruitment, after completion of all the three JTO LICEs. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the DR TTAs.<<<view letter>>>

 

[06.04.2016]Inspiring election campaign meeting at Kalyan.

BSNLEU, Kalyan district union, organised an inspiring election campaign meeting at Kalyan today. Com. Udhay Deshpande, DP, presided over the meeting. Com. K. S. Baste, DS, welcomed everyone. Com. Ganesh Hinge, circle treasurer, com. B. V. Vargude, Circle Vice-president and com. Bhanarkar, ACS, SNATTA, were present in the meeting. The meeting was addressed by com. John Varghese, AGS, com. B. D. Mane, ACS, com. Amit Naik, CS, SNATTA and com. P. Abhimanyu, GS. The General Secretary spoke at length and explained the struggles led by BSNLEU against the anti -BSNL measures of the successive governments. He also enlisted the achievements of BSNLEU to improve the service conditions of the employees and requested the employees to vote for BSNLEU in a big way.<<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[06.04.2016]Successfully organise nation wide dharna tomorrow, rejecting the 2 digit PLI and demanding payment of Minimum PLI.

BSNLEU, SNATTA and BSNL MS have given call for conducting dharna programme throughout the country tomorrow, rejecting the 2 digit PLI accepted by NFTE, and demanding payment of Minimum PLI. The programme has to  be conducted in each and every district successfully. Send photos and report to CHQ.

 

[06.04.2016]3 well attended, inspiring election meetings in Bhopal.

3 election meetings were held at Bhopal on 5.4.2016. Altogether 500 attended. Senior leader and AIBDPA, Vice President, Com. S.C.Shrivastava, Circle Vice Presidents Com H.S.Thakur, Com. P.K.Tawar, and Com. A.K.Jain, Circle Treasure Com. S.N.S.Chouhan, ACS, Com. Salamat Ali, Circle Asst. Treasurer  Com. Sunil Karan, Bhopal SSA, District President Com. Rashid Ali,  Raisen DS Com. Manoj Chaurasia, DS Rajgad Beora Com.. Aravind Vyas , DS WTP Com. S.C. Khapre were present. Members attended from all these SSAs. Com. Jagdish Singh Yadav, Vice President (CHQ), Com. Prakash Sharma CS, Com Alok Namdev CS SNATTA have addressed the meetings. Com P.Asokababu, Vice President(CHQ) addressed all the 3 meetings. He detailed the achievements of BSNLEU and its consistent contribution in strengthening working class unity in the struggles for protecting public sector and working class rights. He appealed all non-executives to vote enmasse for BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[06.04.2016]BSNLEU, Faridabad District in Haryana conducted an impressive election campaign meeting.
The District union of BSNLEU, Faridabad, Haryana conducted an impressive election campaign meeting in the GMTD office complex in the morning of 4th April,2016. The meeting was presided over by com Raja Singh Chouhan. The meeting was addressed by coms M.S.Kadian, CS, BSNLEU, Kuldeep Singh, Asstt. Treasurer(CHQ), Gulab Singh, CS, BSNLMS, M.S.Verma, DS, BSNLEU, Narinder Kausik, DS, SNATTA. Addressing the meeting com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU explained in details what are the issues settled by the union during the period of recognition and also the steps taken by the union to protect BSNL and it's worker's.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[06.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Gurgaon conducted by United Forum of BSNL Unions.

BSNLEU, BSNLMS and SNATTA District unions of Gurgaon, Haryana conducted a maas election campaign  meeting of BSNL employees in the afternoon of 4th April 2016 in the main telephone exchange, Gurgaon. The meeting was presided over by com J.S.Dhaiya. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU in his speech elaborately explained all issues connected with revival of BSNL as also the achievements of the United Forum of BSNL Unions during the last 11 years of its recognition. Coms. S.S.Tomer, Dy.GS, BSNLMS, M.S.Kadian, CS, BSNLEU, Kuldeep Singh, Asstt. Treasurer(CHQ), BSNLEU, Mrs.Pushpa Sharma, AGS, BSNLMS, Gulab Singh, CS, BSNLMS, Zile Singh, DS, BSNLEU, Kapil, District President, SNATTA, Sumit Soni, DS, BSNLMS addressed the meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[06.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on procurement of Paper Seals for ballot boxes from Govt. of India Press, Nasik for holding 7th membership verification of non-executives unions through secret ballot.<<<view letter>>>

 

[06.04.2016]BSNLEU demands the Director(HR)  to extend the last date for applying for the JAO LICE, and also to revise the upper age limit for the internal candidates. 
BSNLEU has demanded the Director(HR)  to  revise the upper age limit to 55 years for the internal candidates, for appearing in the JAO LICE. BSNLEU  has also demanded to extend the last date for applying for the JAO LICE, to enable the Management to revise the upper age limit.<<<view letter>>>

 

[05.04.2016]Order issued to calculate Professional /Skill Upgradation Allowance, on the basis of 78.2% IDA merger.

BSNLEU has demanded that HRA of the employees should be revised, by calculating based on 78.2% IDA merger. The issue was also discussed in the meeting of the National Council. Management did not accept to revise payment of HRA. However, the Director(HR)  said that the Professional /Skill Upgradation Allowance can be revised,  based on 78.2% IDA merger. Accordingly, Corporate Office has issued letter.<<<view letter>>>

 

[05.04.2016]Corporate Office issues letter, for counting pre-appointment training period, for reckoning qualifying service to appear JTO  LICE.

BSNLEU has demanded that the pre-appointment training period, should be reckoned for calculating the qualifying service to appear JTO LICE.  This issue was discussed with the Director(HR) also. Accepting the demand of BSNLEU, Corporate Office has issued letter.<<<view letter>>>

 

[05.04.2016]BSNLEU, Nashik district union conducted an excellent election campaign meeting.

BSNLEU, Nashik district union conducted a huge and excellent election campaign meeting, today, addressed by the General Secretary. The meeting was presided over by com. Ashok Bachchawa, district president. More than 500 employees attended the meeting. A good number of executives belonging to SNEA and AIBSNLEA were also present in the meeting. Com. Ganshyam Wagh, district secretary welcomed everyone. The meeting was addressed by com. Nalawade, CS, com. B. D. Mane, ACS, com. Ganesh Hinge, CT and com. Gangurde, DS, SNATTA. Finally, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and gave a clear picture on the achievements of BSNLEU on various issues, including fight against the retrograde economic policies of the government, revival of BSNL and settlement of the issues of the Non-Executives.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[05.04.2016]Very enthusiastic meeting held at Ajmer( Rajasthan) SSA on 4th April 2016.

BSNL employees union, Ajmer SSA, (Rajasthan) conducted a very impressive meeting at telephone exchange, Ajmer. The meeting was presided over by comrade V.P.Sharma, District President. Comrade Annand Singh District Secy., Ajmer while welcoming the leaders and participants told that BSNL employees union Ajmer is having around 90% membership. Out of total 425 non executives 379 are the members of BSNL employees union.<<<views of the meeting>>>   

 

[05.04.2016]Very impressive meeting held at Bhilwara (Rajasthan) SSA on 4th April 2016.

BSNL employees union, Bhilwara SSA, (Rajasthan) organised a very impressive meeting at telephone exchange, Bhilwara. The meeting was presided over by comrade Suresh Payak District President. Bhilwara is at a far place from Ajmer and the leaders could reach there at 5.00 PM only but members stayed at venue till that time and the meeting could be held only after 5.30.Comrade Balbir Singh All India President in his address elaborately explained the achievements of BSNL employees union. He also spoke on the pending issues and their status. He also cleared the confusions created by the rivals union in case of Bonus, pension and CDA Rule 55 etc.  Comrade Vijay Singh Org. Secy. (CHQ), Comrade Kamal Singh Gohil Circle President, Ashok Pareek Circle Secy, V.P. Sharma, District President. Comrade Banwari Lal Pokra gave vote of Thanks.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[05.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on declaration of Holiday on 14th  April, 2016, on account of Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.<<<view letter>>>

 

[05.04.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director(HR), demanding issuance of proper guidelines to CGMs, for the review of the JTO LICE 2013 results.

Based on BSNLEU's demand, Corporate Office has already issued letter to some CGMs, for the review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013. However, specific guidelines are not there in that letter. Hence, BSNLEU has demanded to issue letter to all the CGMs, with specific direction to review the results. <<<view letter>>>

 

[05.04.2016]Massive and inspiring election meeting at Jabalpur( M.P.Circle)

A massive and inspiring election meeting was held at Jabalpur on 04.04.2016. Com. Shiv Kumar Yadav, DP, Jabalpur SSA presided. Around 300 attended from Jabalpur and other SSAs in Mahakosal area in MP Circle. Com. Jagdish Singh Yadav, Vice President(CHQ), Com. S.N.S. Chouhan, Circle Treasurer, Com. Lakhan Patel, ACS, were present. Com. Prakash Sharma, CS, Com. B.S.Raghuvanshi, CP, Com. Alok Namdev, CS, SNATTA addressed. Com P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ) released the election campaign booklet published by the Circle Union in Hindi and thereafter addressed the meeting and detailed the achievements of BSNLEU, its efforts for settling pending demands and its contribution in strengthening United struggles of the working class against neo-liberal economic policies. He also spoke about the necessity for protecting communal harmony. Com. P.Asokababu along with other leaders, visited the house of the founder leader of BSNLEU in MP circle and a senior leader of the Union late Com S.R.Nayak and met his family members.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[05.04.2016]Joint Convention of SWAS programme and VII Membership Verification was held at Udupi.

Joint Convention of SWAS programme and VII Membership Verification was held at Udupi on 4th April 2016. More than 250 workers participated. Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri in his inaugural speech called upon the workers to make both the programmes successful. Com.M.C.Balakrishna AGS, Com. C.K.Gundanna CS, Com.Muddaiah, ACS, addressed the meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

 

[04.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on implementation of EPF coverage for pre-induction Training Period of BSNL recruited employees.<<<view letter>>>

 

[04.04.2016]Massive election campaign meeting at CGM(O), Mumbai.

The Mumbai CGM office district union of BSNLEU organised a massive lunch hour meeting today. Almost the entire staff of the CGM office have gathered to hear the speech of the General Secretary. Com. Mahesh Arkel, district president, presided over the meeting. Com.Ganesh Hinge, circle treasurer, welcomed everyone. The meeting was addressed by com. Balachandra Mane, ACS, com. Stayawan Ube, veteran leader of BSNLEU and com. P.Abhimanyu, GS. The General Secretary elaborately explained about the praiseworthy works done by BSNLEU, to defend the interests of the employees, as well as the interests of BSNL and requested the employees to massively support BSNLEU in the forthcoming 7th Membership Verification.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[04.04.2016]Inspiring election campaign meeting held at Sawai Madhopur

BSNL Employees Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan) conducted a very impressive meeting on 03-04-2016. Inspite of the Sunday holiday a large number employees attended the meeting. The meeting was presided over by Com. Jeet Mal Jogi, President, BSNLEU. Com. Balbir Singh, President, while addressing the gathering,  explained in detail the achievements of BSNLEU. He requested the workers to make the BSNLEU victorious with an increased margin. Com. Vijay Singh Organising Secretary(CHQ) and com. Ashok Pareek,  Circle Secretary explained in detail the achievements made by Rajasthan Circle. Com. N.M Meena ,Circle Org. Secy., Com. Arvind Sharma, Circle Org. Secy.,  Madan Singh Circle treasurer also addressed the meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[04.04.2016]Massive & enthusiastic election campaign meeting held at Ludhiana on 02-04-2016

BSNLEU, Ludhiana conducted a huge election campaign meeting on 02-04-2016. The meeting was presided over by Com. Darshan Singh, President, BSNLEU Ludhiana. Com. Balbir Singh, President, while addressing the gathering explained in detail the achievements of BSNLEU. He requested the workers to make the BSNLEU victorious with an increased margin. Com. R.L Moudgil, former AGS also addressed the meeting, and spoke on the achievements of BSNLEU.  Com. Avtar Singh Jhande District secretary, Shingara Singh ACS and Amarjit Chander ADS also addressed the meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>>    

 

[04.04.2016]Very impressive election campaign meeting held at Batala  (Pathankot SSA)

BSNL Employees union Pathankot organised very impressive meeting at Batala on 01-04-2016. Com. Rameshwer Rana, District President presided over the meeting. Com. Balbir Singh, President,BSNLEU elabotaley explained the achievements of BSNL Employees union since the last three years. Pending issues and their status was also explained. He also criticised the management as well as NFTE for offering a paltry to digit PLI in two digit i.e less than Rs. 100-00. He exposed the nexus of BSNL management and NFTE particularly  its President on PLI issue. This insulting PLI payment was accepted by NFTE on 30th March 2016 in meeting, hurriedly called on by the management. He appealed to the workers to vote for BSNLEU enmasse on 10th May, 2016. Com. Iqbal Singh Dhillon AGS and com. Jagdish Singh, DS, Pathankot, addressed and explained in detail the achievements of BSNLEU Punjab.<<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[04.04.2016]Whirl wind Election Campaign by Com J.Sampath Rao AGS in AP Circle 

Com J. Sampath Rao AGS & CS AP has been making a whirl wind election campaign visiting several places. He campaigned in Miryalaguda, Suryapet (Nalgonda SSA on 19.03.2016) Siddipet, Ramayampet, Narsapur and Medak (Sangareddy SSA on 21.03.2016), CGM Office, Telephone Bhavan, BSNL Bhavan, Ashoknagar, Chandanagar, Lingampalli  (Hyderabad on 22.03.2016), Patanceruvu (Sangareddy SSA on 22.03.2016), Manchiryal, Asifabad, Bellampalli, Sirpur-Kagaznagar, Adilabad (Adilabad SSA on 29.03.2016), Nirmal (Adilabad SSA on 30.03.2016), Armoor, Kamareddy,  Nizamabad (Nizamabad SSA on 30.03.2016), CGMT Office and RTTC (Hyderabad on 31.03.2016) and addressed demonstrations on 01.04.2016 at Sangareddy and CGM Office. He was accompanied by concerned DSs and Circle Office bearers in all these places. The campaign has enthused all to work for enmasse voting to BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[04.04.2016]Massive election campaign meeting at Varanasi.

A massive election campaign meeting was held at Varanasi in the evening on 2nd April 2016 infront of the GMTD office complex, Shivapura. The meeting was presided over by com Anil Sharma. The meeting was addressed by coms Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, K.R.Yadav, VP(CHQ), BSNLEU, R.K.Mishra, CS, BSNLEU, Ajay Singh, CS, BSNLMS, Sumangal Singh, All India Org.Secy, BSNLMS. Others who addressed the meeting ware coms. R.S.Chouhan, DS, BSNLEU, R.K.Yadav, DS, BSNLMS, R.S.Viswakarma, DS, AIBDPA, Om Nath Bhaskar, BSNLEU, Chandrama Yadav, BSNLEU, H.B.Dixie, ACS, BSNLMS.<<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[04.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Gazipur,UP East circle.

An electrifying campaign meeting was held in the morning on 2nd April 2016 at Gazipur, UP (East) circle. Com Snehi, presided over the meeting. Addressing the huge gathering com Sawpan Chakraborty, Dy.GS explained all issues settled by the union as also assured that pending issues will be settled in the coming days. He briefed the struggles conducted by the union to protect BSNL. Coms. R.K.Mishra,CS, K.R.Yadav,VP(CHQ), S.N.Singh,DS, Gazipur, Sukhan Verma,DS, Balia, Ramjit Yadav,DS, Mou, Rajesh Singh,DS, CCWU, Tiwari, patron addressed the meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[04.04.2016]BSNLEU, SNATTA and BSNL MS issue notice for agitation. 
BSNLEU, SNATTA and BSNL MS have issued notice to the CMD BSNL, for conducting agitational programme. The demands and programme of action notified in the letter are as follows:-

 

Programme of action.

 

(a)    Dharna at Corporate Office, circle and SSA levels on 07.04.2016. 

(b)   Total withdrawal of cooperation from 08.04.2016 onwards. 

 

Demands.

 

(1)  Immediate payment of Minimum PLI.

(2)  Holding of Special Board meeting for the implementation of the following HR issues of the Non-Executives:-

(a) Implementation of new designations to the cadres of RM, TM, Sr.TOA and TTA.

(b) Pension contribution by BSNL Management to the Directly Recruited employees of BSNL.

(c) Implementation of the E1 pay scale to the Non-Executives.

(d) Sanctioning of one extra increment to the left out Non-Executives, in lieu of wage loss.

(e) Implementation of gratuity to the casual labourers. <<view notification>> 

 

[04.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on sanction of Welfare Fund to various circles.<<<view letter>>>

 

[04.04.2016]Surat conducted a largely attended election campaign meeting. 

Surat district union organised a very effective election campaign meeting at Surat on 02.04.2016. Around 300 comrades participated in the meeting. Com. P. B. Yadav, DP, presided over the meeting. Com. G.M.Patel, DS, welcomed everyone. The meeting was addressed by com. D. K. Bakutra, Organising Secretary (CHQ), com. T.V.Gelani,CS, com. Nazir Bhai, CP, ATM and com. Indrakesh Yadav, vice-president (CHQ), SNATTA. Finally, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, addressed and spoke in detail on the various achievements of BSNLEU in fighting against the anti-labour policies of the governments, in strengthening BSNL and in improving the financial condition of the employees. He appealed to the employees to massively support BSNLEU, by voting on cell phone symbol. In the meeting, election campaign material, printed in Gujarati, was released by the General Secretary.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[02.04.2016]Tremendous and spontaneous response for BSNLEU's call for demonstration against the 2 digit PLI. 

It is a matter of extreme satisfaction to note that workers throughout the country have tremendously and spontaneously responded to the call of the CHQ, to conduct demonstrations, rejecting the 2 digit PLI, offered by the Management and accepted by NFTE, and also to demand payment of Minimum PLI. Even though the call was given at a notice of only one day, the response was marvelous. CHQ heartily thanks the circle and district unions for this wonderful performance. CHQ also requests for full preparation for successfully implanting the dharna call on 07.04.2016.<<<views of the programme>>>

 

[02.04.2016]Spirited demonstration in BSNL Corporate Office demanding Minimum PLI. 

As per the call of BSNLEU CHQ, demonstration was organised at BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi, rejecting the 2 digit PLI, offered by the Management and accepted by NFTE, and also demanding payment of a Minimum PLI of Rs. 7,000. Though organised at very short notice, a good number of comrades participated in the programme. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron BSNLEU, com. Kuldeep Singh, Asst.Treasurer, CHQ, R.S.Chouhan, Circle Secretary, NTR and Organising Secretary(CHQ), com.  Sunil Gautam, Dy.  General Secretary, SNATTA, and com. P.S. Bisht, Circle Secretary, Corporate Office addressed. CHQ heartily congratulates the NTR and Corporate Office circle Unions.<<<views of the programme>>>

 

[02.04.2016]BSNLEU  Pratapgarh in UP East circle conducted a spirited meeting on 1st April 2016.

The District union, BSNLEU, Pratapgarh in UP East circle conducted a spirited meeting on 1st April 2016, infront of TEM office. The meeting was presided over by com Maharani Deen, District President. Coms. D.R.Mishra,DS, R.K.Mishra,CS, K.R.Yadav,VP(CHQ), H.S.Mishra,DS, Sultanpur, M.J. Khan, Circle Orgn.Secy, addressed the meeting. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS in his speech detailed on all issues. Later on all workers participated in the launch hour demonstrations program called by BSNLEU on PLI demand. A large number of employees participated both the programmes.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[02.04.2016]Well attended election campaign meeting at  Jounpur,UP East circle.

BSNLEU, UP (East) circle conducted a well attended election campaign meeting at Jounpur in the afternoon of 1st April 2016.Coms Swapan Chakraborty,Dy.GS, K.R.Yadav,VP(CHQ), R.K.Mishra,CS, Suresh Yadav,DS and com Abhisekh Verna,DS, SNATTA  addressed the meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[02.04.2016]Massive and successful election campaign meeting at Bellary (Karnataka).

A massive and successful election campaign meeting was held at Bellary on 31.3.2016. Com Zilani District President presided. Around 200 have attended. Com H.Tippeswamy DS welcomed all. Com  J.V.Keshav Circle Treasurer,  Com Ramesh COS, Com Beligi CS AIBDPA, Com Annigeri DS AIBDPA, Com Basavaraj DS Raichur, Com Gururaj AIBDPA Raichur attended. Com C.K. Gundanna CS spoke on "Service With A Smile" for improving BSNL performance and on the achievements of BSNLEU. Com P.Asokababu Vice President (CHQ), Com M.C.Balakrishna AGS, Com Muddaiah ACS have addressed. Com P. Asokababu detailed the necessity of united struggles of working class to defend public sector and working class rights, the achievements of BSNL EU and appealed all non-executives to vote massively for BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[02.04.2016]Massive election meeting at Gulbarga ( Karnataka) on 01.4.2016.

A massive election meeting was held at Gulbarga. The convention was attended by DEC members and members of Gulbarga, Raichur and Bidar SSAs. About 300 have attended. Com Mustapha  District President Gulbarga has presided. Com Muddaiah ACS, Com J. V.Keshav Circle Treasurer, Com Bhosle DS Gulbarga, Com Saranappa ACS, Com Mallappa DP Raichur, Com Basavaraj DS Raichur, Com Bhimanna Kambli DP Bidar, Com Sagar Sambhu DS Bidar attended. Com C.K.Gundanna CS and Com M.C.Balakrishna AGS have addressed on " Service With A Smile" and on the achievements of BSNLEU. Com P.Asokababu Vice President (CHQ) spoke in detail on the achievements of BSNLEU and necessity for voting for BSNLEU for strengthening working class unity, for communal harmony, for protecting working class rights, for turning BSNL into a profit making PSU, for a better wage revision from 1.1.2017, and for settling pending demands. He appealed all to vote enmasse for BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[02.04.2016]ATM, Gujarat circle union pledges support to  BSNLEU in the 7th Membership Verification.

Despite the fact that the All India Union of ATM has entered into an alliance with BTEU, the Gujarat circle union of ATM has pledged to support BSNLEU in the 7th Membership Verification. All the leaders and comrades of ATM, including com. Aslam Pathan, Joint General Secretary and com. Kamlesh Rajput, Circle Secretary, Gujarat, participated in yesterday's Ahmedabad meeting addressed by com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, and openly declared their support to BSNLEU. Later on, the leaders of the ATM met com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, and discussed at length about the various grievances of the RM and TM cadres. The GS, BSNLEU, explained the various steps being taken by BSNLEU, to settle the problem of stagnation, which is the biggest problem of the RM and Group 'D'  cadres.

 

[02.04.2016]Ahmedabad Telecom District organised a huge election campaign meeting.

Ahmedabad Telecom District organised a huge election campaign meeting at Navrangpura telephone exchange, yesterday the 01-04-2016. Com. Deepak Trivedi, CP, BSNLEU, presided over the meeting. It was attended by more than 500 employees. Com. D. K. Bakutra, Organising Secretary(CHQ), com. T.V.Gelani, CS, com. P. K. Rathore, CS, BSNL MS, com. Aslam Pathan, Joint General Secretary, ATM and com. Kamlesh Rajput, CS, ATM addressed the meeting. Finally, com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke in detail and explained all the achievements and contributions of BSNLEU in strengthening the financial position of BSNL, as well as settlement of the demands of the Non-Executives. He appealed to the leaders of Ahmedabad Telecom District to ensure massive voting in favour of BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[01.04.2016]Baroda district union organised an effective election campaign meeting.

Baroda district union organised an excellent meeting for election campaign, as well as to give farewell to com. M.Z.Khan, district secretary, Baroda, who retired recently. The meeting was presided over by com. Gosai and com. Anand Singh, ACS, welcomed everyone. Com. T.V.Gelani, CS, com. D. K. Bakutra, Organising Secretary (CHQ)  and com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting. The General Secretary greeted com. M.Z.Khan, for the  long innings that he has played in the trade union. He also explained at length the various achievements of  BSNLEU and requested the comrades to massively vote for BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[01.04.2016]Additional charge of GM(SR) handed over to shri A.M.Gupta,GM(Restg.).

Shri Shameem Akthar, PGM(SR) has retired yesterday on superannuation. Consequent to this, the charge of GM(SR) is entrusted with shri A.M.Gupta, GM(Restg.). BSNLEU wishes all success to Shri A.M.Gupta. BSNLEU will also demand posting of a full fledged GM(SR) without further delay.<<<view letter>>>

 

[01.04.2016]General Secretary participated in a spirited demonstration held at Baroda telephone exchange, against 2 digit PLI and demanding Minimum PLI. 

Accepting the call of BSNLEU, employees are conducting angry demonstrations throughout the country, rejecting the 2 digit PLI, and demanding immediate payment of Minimum PLI. A spirited demonstration was held at Baroda telephone exchange this morning, in which com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, com. D. K. Bakutra, Organising Secretary(CHQ), com. T.V.Gelani, CS, and many senior comrades participated. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the gathering and explained that the attempt to impose a paltry 2 digit amount as PLI, by the BSNL Management and NFTE, is nothing but an insult to the employees. The GS announced that the next programme of dharna on 07-04-2016, demanding immediate payment of Minimum PLI, pending finalisation of the New PLI formula, should be conducted powerfully in all places.<<<views of the demonstration>>>

 

[01.04.2016]A well attended election campaign meeting held at Godhra.

A well attended meeting was held at Godhra, Gujarat, yesterday the 31.03.2016, addressed by com. P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary. It was both the district conference of Godhra, as well as the election campaign meeting. Com. Darji, DP, presided over the meeting. Com. Derai, DS, welcomed everyone.  Com.T.V.Gelani, CS, com. D.K.Bakutra, Organising Secretary (CHQ) and com. S.V. Christian, Circle treasurer, addressed the meeting. Finally, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and paid rich tributes to the late com.A.M.Patil, Circle secretary, BSNLEU, Gujarat, who hailed from Godhra. The GS elaborately spoke on the achievements of BSNLEU in defending BSNL from the pro-private policies of the government, revival of the Company, and the settlement of the issues of the Non-Executives.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[01.04.2016]PLI issue and the role of NFTE leader. 

In one of the PLI Committee meetings held earlier, when the Management Side presented their parameters for framing the new PLI formula, com. Islam Ahmed, President, NFTE, said that he did not want to discuss anything, but wanted the Management to first say what will be the Minimum PLI. He went on to say, "You announce even one rupee as Minimum PLI, I am prepared to accept it."  Even the Management Side members were surprised at what com. Islam Ahmed demanded as Minimum PLI. This prompted one of the Management Side members, Ms. Madhu Arora, GM(Estt.) to remark, " Mr. Islam Ahmed, please don't make PLI a mockery." It is very unfortunate that even the sense of honour that Ms. Madhu Arora is having for the workers, is missing with com. Islam Ahmed. When BSNLEU insisted the CMD BSNL to announce payment of Minimum PLI, pending finalisation of the New PLI Formula, he said that only a 2 digit amount could be paid as PLI. BSNLEU rejected this 2 digit amount then and there itself. But, unfortunately, NFTE, especially com. Islam Ahmed started insisting the CMD BSNL to give at least this "2 digit amount" as PLI. The calculation of com. Islam Ahmed is that, if Management issues order for this "2 digit amount", than he can make a big propaganda among employees that, NFTE has restored PLI. But, com. Islam Ahmed, who is a senior leader, did not feel that it will be a great insult to the employees to get a 2 digit amount as PLI. Even NFTE members have got angry about this 2 digit PLI amount. That has made com. Islam Ahmed to make a somersault and to tell the Management now that he does not agree with the meager amount of PLI proposed by the Management. It is up to the workers to make a judgment about the role played by NFTE, especially the role of com. Islam Ahmed on PLI issue. 

 

[01.04.2016]Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, visits com. A.M.Patil's house at Godhra and enquires about the well being of his family.

On 16.06.2015, com. A.M.Patil, the then circle secretary of BSNLEU, Gujarat circle, passed away suddenly, due to heart failure, when our CEC meeting was in session at Dalhousie, in Himachal Pradesh. Unfortunately, we lost a great organizer and leader of BSNLEU prematurely. Yesterday, while addressing the meeting at Godhra, which is the native place of com. A.M.Patil, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, recollected the services of the late leader and paid glowing tributes to him. After the meeting, the GS, accompanied by the leaders of Godhra and Gujarat circle, visited the house of com. A.M.Patil. They were welcomed by Mrs. A.M.Patil, his son and younger daughter. The GS enquired about the well being of the family. Com. A.M.Patil's elder daughter and son are working as TTAs in BSNL. The GS expressed BSNLEU's support and solidarity to the family of the late leader. 

 

[31.03.2016]7th membership verification campaign meeting at Allahabad on 31st March.

BSNLEU Allahabad District conducted an impressive mass meeting on 31st March, 2016. Com.R.B.S.Yadav, presided over the meeting. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, in his speech elaborately informed the house how BSNLEU protected the BSNL and the workers during the period of recognition. The achievements of the union also highlighted by him. Coms. K.R.Yadav, VP, R.K.Mishra, CS, R.N.Yadav, district secretary, BSNLEU, Sanjoy Sigh, SNATTA, Srivastava also addressed the meeting.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[31.03.2016]The stand of NFTE BSNL on the meager amount of PLI offered by the Management. - Yesterday and Today.

After BSNLEU announced it's agitational programme today, rejecting the meager amount of PLI offered by the Management and demanding Minimum PLI,  NFTE BSNL has been compelled to change it's stand overnight. In the PLI Committee meeting held yesterday, com. Islam Ahmed, President, NFTE BSNL has stated that he was not rejecting the meager amount of PLI offered by the Management. (Not rejecting is nothing but accepting.) However, today, he has somersaulted. He has met the Director(HR)  and has stated that meager amount of PLI is not acceptable to him. We reproduce hereunder, the website updatings of NFTE BSNL on the meager amount of PLI offered by Management.

YESTERDAY 
30-03-2016 : PLI payment:- The joint meeting of PLI committee took place today with Shri Shamim Akhtar, PGM(SR) in Chair, GM(Restg), GM(Pers) also attended. Com. Islam Ahmad, Leader Staff Side in NC and NFTE nominee alone attended the meeting. Secy., Staff side has not attended on the plea that one month notice is required for the meeting. The official side proposed about amount of PLI for year 2014-15. The leader staff side stated that the quantum of money is too meager but we are not rejecting the proposal. The committee will now place its report to the competent authority for decision. NFTE is keen to see that the right of the workers is restored.

TODAY
31-03-2016 : Meeting with Director (HR):- President along with Comrades Rajamouli and H.N. Sharma, C.S. met Director (HR) and discussed the following issues. (1) Relaxation of eligibility condition for same batch TTAs including SC/ST for JTO LICE (2). Meager amount of PLI will not be acceptable to us. 

[31.03.2016]Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, kick-started Gujarat election campaign, with a largely attended meeting at Nadiad. 
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, kick started his election campaign in Gujarat circle today, by addressing a largely attended meeting at Nadiad. More than 350 employees attended the meeting. Com. Ram, DP, presided over. Com. D. K. Bakutra, Organising Secretary(CHQ), com.T. V. Gelani, CS and com. P. K. Rathore, CS, BSNL MS addressed the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, addressing the meeting, spoke in detail about the contributions of BSNLEU in defending BSNL, from the wrong policies of the government, strengthening BSNL towards its revival,  and also in the settlement of the issues of the Non-Executives. He requested the employees to
massively vote for  BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>> 

[31.03.2016]Very enthusiastic election campaign meeting held at Jalandhar.

BSNL Employees Union, Jalandhar, SSA, NTP and NTR, Jalandhar, Conducted a very impressive meeting at Master Tara Singh, Nagar on 30.03.2016. More than 150 members including large number of lady comrades attended the meeting. Com. A.K Verma, District President presided over the meeting .Com. Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU, explained in detail the achievements of BSNLEU since the last three year period of recognition. The pending issues their status and efforts made by BSNLEU were also explained.  Com. Balwinder Singh, ACS, NTR, Com. H.S Dhaliwal, District secretary, BSNLEU Jalandhar also addressed the meeting. Com. Joginder Singh, DWC member, NFTE and Com. Dharamvir Singh a very active member of NFTE were welcomed and honoured by the Circle secretary on their joining  BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[31.03.2016]Enthusiastic Election campaign meeting at Davangere (Karnataka).

An enthusiastic and well attended election campaign meeting was held at Davangere on 30.3.2016. Com. Gangadharapp, District President, presided. Com. Eranna, District Secretary, invited all. Around 150 attended. Com. Muddaiah ACS, Com. J.V.Keshav, Circle Treasurer, Com. Vagish Sarma, DP, AIBDPA, Com. Nadigar, DS, AIBDPA, Com. Shanmugappa, Ex.DS, were present. Com. C.K. Gundanna and Com. M. C.Balakrishna, AGS, spoke on Service With A Smile and achievements of BSNLEU.  Com. P. Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ) detailed the significance and achievements of BSNLEU, the necessity to vote for BSNLEU to strengthen working class United struggles against neoliberal economic policies and against communal forces. He appealed all to work incessantly so that the employees will vote enmasse to BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>

[31.03.2016]BSNLEU issued notice to the CMD BSNL for agitational programme, against imposition of a meager amount as PLI, and demanding payment of Minimum PLI.<<<view notice>>>

[31.03.2016]HURRIED MEETINGS" and surrendering of workers interests" cannot be allowed.

Management has started conducting "HURRIED MEETINGS" in which decisions are being taken to surrender the interests of workers. Yesterday a "HURRIED MEETING" was conducted at only one day's notice, and decision was taken to pay "A MEAGER AMOUNT" as PLI. In February 2016 also such a "HURRIED MEETING" was conducted on the issue of Pension Contribution. For holding the meeting in the afternoon, intimation was given only in the morning. Entire leaders of BSNLEU were at Ahmed Nagar that day, attending Extended CEC meeting. Management knew pretty well that BSNLEU cannot participate in that meeting. Still that "HURRIED MEETING" was conducted, without giving opportunity to BSNLEU to express its view. In that meeting, decision was taken to reduce Management's Pension Contribution from the agreed 6% to 3%. We cannot allow such "HURRIED MEETINGS" to be conducted in BSNL, by passing the Major Recognised Representative Union. Management is solely responsible for creating unrest among workers due to such "HURRIED MEETINGS".

 

[31.03.2016]Workers are not beggars to accept what is given. Conduct demonstrations tomorrow the 01.04.2016 and dharna on 07.04.2016, demanding payment of minimum PLI.

Babu Tarapada has taught us that workers are not beggars to accept what is given. We have been demanding payment of minimum PLI. But CMD BSNL has proposed to pay a only a  "2 digit amount" as PLI. BSNLEU did not accept this. But, yesterday a PLI Committee meeting has been conducted 'hurriedly'. Intimation was given to GS, BSNLEU only in the evening of the previous day. GS, BSNLEU told the Management that he was going to Gujarat and would not be able to attend the meeting. He requested to hold the meeting on some other day. Inspite of this request, PLI Committee meeting was conducted yesterday, neglecting BSNLEU. NFTE website says that a "MEAGER AMOUNT" was proposed in the meeting, which NFTE did not reject. BSNLEU cannot accept any "2 DIGIT AMOUNT" or "MEAGER AMOUNT" as PLI. The Financial position of the Company has considerably improved, in which workers have played a significant role. Hence, BSNLEU demands that minimum PLI should be paid. Further, joint committee meetings cannot be conducted hurriedly, in one day's notice, without even giving opportunity to the Major Recognized Representative Union to express it's views. Hence, the All India Centre of the Union has decided to give call for the following trade union action, demanding payment of Minimum PLI, and to end the arbitrariness of the Management in holding "Hurried Meetings". All circle and district unions are requested to implement the call very effectively and to send report to the CHQ. 

 

a)    Demonstrations on 01-04-2016.

 

b)    Dharna on 07-04-2016.

 

c)    Further intensified programme will be announced on 07-04-2016.

 

[30.03.2016]Payment of a paltry amount as PLI to BSNL employees cannot be accepted. 

BSNLEU  is  continously insisting upon  the CMD BSNL, to consider payment of minimum PLI, to the employees, in view of the fact that the performance of the Company has considerably increased. However, the CMD BSNL responded by saying that he could consider payment of PLI in a 2 digit amount.  This suggestion of the CMD was not accepted by BSNLEU. We told the CMD that payment of PLI in a 2 digit amount would be an insult to the employees. However, the other recognised union has caught hold of the CMD's proposal, and has started demanding payment of PLI at least in that two digit amount. Even in the meeting held with the CMD on 29-03-2016, BSNLEU insisted payment of minimum PLI.  But the CMD again repeated that he could consider payment of a 2 digit amount. In the present scenario, BSNL employees are playing a major role in the financial revival of BSNL. As such, paying a paltry amount to them as PLI cannot be accepted.

 

[30.03.2016]Mischievous reporting in NFTE's website, about GS, BSNLEU. 

It is reported in NFTE's website that, com. P. Abhimanyu, Secretary, Staff Side, did not attend the PLI Committee meeting held today, since he wanted at least one month notice for holding the meeting. This statement is a total lie and mischievous. Fact is as follows. When GS, BSNLEU went to meet the GM(Restg.) on 29th evening, he was informed that a meeting of  the PLI Committee would be held on 30-03-2016 at 15.00 hrs. The GS told the GM(Restg.) that it would not be possible for him to attend the meeting, since he was leaving for Ahmedabad in the afternoon of 30th and requested to  hold the meeting with sufficient notice. Sufficient notice does not mean one month,  but at least one week time. However, without accepting the view of the GS, BSNLEU, the PLI Committee meeting has been conducted. Now, the question is, why the PLI Committee meeting is conducted so hurriedly, and at only one day's notice? Why the meeting could not have been conducted by giving at least one week notice?  Management is answerable to these questions. In February 2016 also a similar meeting was hurriedly conducted. The entire leadership of BSNLEU was at Ahmed Nagar CEC meeting at that time. Still the meeting was conducted without the participation of BSNLEU. Decision was taken in that meeting to reduce the Management's pension contribution to the Directly Recruited employees from the accepted 6% to a paltry 3%. Similarly, what decision is taken in today's PLI Committee meeting is not known. We want to make one thing clear. BSNLEU  is not a letter pad union. When the interests of the workers are surrendered, it will not remain as a silent  spectator.

 

[30.03.2016]Mass election campaign meeting at Rajnandgaon, Durg.

An impressive election campaign meeting was held at Rajnandangaon, Durg on 30th March, 2016. The meeting presided over by com C.D.Gupta. Com R.S.Bhatt, CS, initiated the meeting. Addressing the meeting com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS explained in details the achievements the union and appealed to all workers to support BSNLEU in the 7th membership verification.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[30.03.2016]National Convention of Workers held at New Delhi.

The National Convention of Workers, called on by the Central Trade Unions, was held in the Mavalankar Hall, at New Delhi. The convention was addressed by Dr. Sanjeeva Reddy, President, INTUC, com. Gurudas Dasgupta, AITUC, com. Tapan Sen, CITU, com. Harbhajan Singh Sidhu, HMS, com. Latha, SEWA, com. Sankar Saha, AIUTUC and many others. The speakers severely criticised the anti-labour measures of the NDA government and also the inaction of the government in the matters of controlling price rise and settlement of the 12 point charter of demands of the Central Trade Unions. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Patron and com. Kuldeep Singh, Asstt. Treasurer, attended the convention. The convention unanimously decided to organise the following programme of action.

 

(1)  Joint conventions and campaigns during June – July 2016 in states, districts and at industry level and take initiative to involve peasants, agri labour and mass of the people in the campaign.

 

(2)  Day-long ‘Mass Dharna/Satyagraha in the Capital of the States and Industrial Centres preferably on the auspicious day of 9th August, 2016 (Quit India Day) in preparation for the Strike.

 

(3)  All India General Strike on 2nd September, 2016.<<views of the convention>> 

[30.03.2016]National Convention of Workers held at New Delhi on 30.03.2016.<<declaration>> 

[30.03.2016]BSNLEU greeted the 9th National Convention of Telecom Employees Association of Nepal (TEAN).

9th National convention of Telecom Employees Association of Nepal (TEAN) is being held at Nepalganj, Southern region of Nepal from 28.03.2016. Highly successful open session was held on 28.03.2016.  On behalf of the BSNL Employees Union, Com. Balbir Singh President, BSNL Employees Union greeted the conference. He thanked the Nepal comrades for inviting BSNLEU to 9th National convention of Telecom Employees Association of Nepal. He told that the friendship between both the unions due to their progressive ideology and it should continue in the future also. Another similarity between BSNLEU and TEAN are members of WFTO and TUI. While comparing the Nepal Telecom and BSNL he said that Govt. of Nepal is Pro Nepal Telecom whereas we are conducting series of struggles to defend the BSNL from disinvestment and privatization. We are also conducting public awareness camps under the banner of “Service with a Smile” to popularize services of BSNL which is a grand success. He invited the team leaders to attend the 8th AIC of BSNLEU being held at Chennai in the last week of December, 2016. The Prominent personalities who addressed the open session includes Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister Sh Bhim Rawal, Minister Telecommunication Sh Sherdhan Rai and shri Dinesh Yadav, Minster of State for Water Supply & Sanitation, Nepal. Com. Raj Bahadur Rawal, President TEAN proposed vote of thanks.<<views of the convention>>

[30.03.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR), demanding that the TTAs who were belatedly sent for training, due to administrative reasons, should also be permitted to appear the JTO LICE to be held on 22.05.2016.<<view letter>> 

[30.03.2016]BSNL signs MoU with Canara Bank.

BSNL has signed MoU with Canara Bank for extending various loans to BSNL employees. The Canara Bank has allowed a special concession of 0.05% for car loans to the women employees. BSNLEU continuously insisted upon the Management to ensure early renewal of the MoU with the Canara Bank. We heartily thank the GM(T&BFCI), for taking efforts for the renewal of the MoU.<<click here>> 

[30.03.2016]JAC writes to the BSNL Management, in respect of mitigating the hardships of the employees on stagnation, while being promoted under NEPP. <<view letter>>

[30.03.2016]Discussion with Shri D. Chakravarty, GM (Rectt.),

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Kuldeep Singh, Asstt. Treasurer met shri D. Chakravarty, GM (Rectt.), yesterday the 29.03.2016, and discussed the following issues. 

 

(i)    It was explained that the TTAs of the 2008 batch, who were sent for training belatedly, due to administrative reasons, should also be allowed to appear in the JTO LICE. It was pointed out that such candidates who were sent for training belatedly belong to OBC, SC and ST, categories and denial of opportunity to them, tantamounts to discrimination. The GM (Rectt.), agreed to consider this case sympathetically. 

 

(ii)   It was demanded that, as per the DoP&T orders, training period should also be counted for qualifying service to appear the JTO LICE. The GM (Rectt.), agreed to this. 

 

(iii)  As regards, review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013 in Andhra Pradesh circle, Union strongly demanded that the case filed by the CGM in the Hon’ble AP High Court should be withdrawn and that the results should be reviewed as per the guideline of the Corporate Office. The GM (Rectt.) agreed that the needful would be done. 

 

(iv)  It was demanded that the results of the JTO LICE 2013 held in UP (East) and Kolkata Telephones circles should also be reviewed, by granting additional marks for wrong questions. The GM (Rectt.) agreed for the same. 

 

(v)   It was once again insisted that the Corporate Office should immediately fix the dates of the JTO LICEs to be held for the vacancies of 2014 – 15 and 2015 – 16. The GM (Rectt.) assured that the needful would be done.

 

[30.03.2016]Corporate Office letter on BSNL Group Insurance Policy, 2014 for BSNL employees joined after 31.07.2014.<<view letter>>

 

[30.03.2016]Mass election campaign meeting at Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

BSNLEU Chhattisgarh circle conducted an impressive general meeting at Raipur on 29th March, 2016. The meeting was presided over by com H.S Dani, circle president. Come R.S Bhatt, CS, Atmapujya, CS, AIBDPA addressed. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU spoke in details on all burning issues and appealed for vote for BSNLEU. Come S.C. Bhattacharya and Ajoy Mendekar also on dias.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[29.03.2016]Meeting with the CMD BSNL.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Kuldeep Singh, Asst. Treasurer, met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL today and discussed the following issues. 

 

(a)      Holding of a special meeting of the Board, to clear the pending HR issues.

The representatives demanded that a special meeting of the Board of Directors should be conducted, to clear the long pending HR issues. 

 

(b)     Extension of the 'Night Free Calling' facility to the serving and retired BSNL employees. 

The representatives demanded that the 'Night Free Calling' facility should be extended to the serving and retired BSNL employees. It was also pointed out that the denial of this facility is a discrimination.

 

The CMD BSNL assured that both the issues would be looked into seriously. He told that in any case, a Board meeting would take place next month. Regarding the 'Night Free Calling', he replied that the proposed revenue loss on this account would first be assessed.

 

[29.03.2016]BSNLEU insists the extension of ‘Free Night Calling’ facility to the serving and retired, BSNL employees.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, who met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), today, insisted that the ‘Free Night Calling’ facility should be extended to the serving and retired BSNL employees. He also reminded the Director (HR) that the Management Side has agreed to consider this demand in the 33rd meeting of the National Council. The Director (HR) assured that the matter would be looked into. 

 

[29.03.2016]BSNLEU once again urged upon the Director (HR) to hold a special Board meeting.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), today, and expressed his extreme disappointment over the inordinate delay in the settlement of HR issues of Designation change, Pension contribution, one additional increment for the left out Non-Executives, E1 pay scale, etc. The GS insisted that a special meeting of the Board of Director’s, as already been demanded in the last National Council meeting, should be held at the earliest, to settle the issues. The Director (HR) assured to do the needful.

 

[29.03.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR) demanding strict implementation of the DoP&T orders, already endorsed by BSNL Corporate Office, for treating pre-appointment training period as qualifying service, for appearing in the JTO(T) LICE.<<view letter>>

 

[29.03.2016]An impressive and massive election campaign meeting at Kozhikode,  Kerala.

An impressive and massive  election campaign meeting was held at Kozhikode(Calicut) on 24.3.2016. Com. K.V.Jayarajan, DS, invited leaders to the Dias. Com. K.V.Surendran has presided. About 270 have attended. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron, Com. P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ), Com. A.V.Kuriakose, Circle President, Com. Com. K.Mohan, CS, Com. Vijayakumar, Organising Secretary(CHQ),  Com. V.Bhagyalakshmi, Circle Mahila Committee Convener, Com. K.Damodaran, ACS, AIBDPA have addressed the meeting. Com K.Srinivasan, ADS proposed vote of thanks. Com. A.Purushottaman, Circle Organizing Secretary, Com. Sanjivan, DS, AIBDPA,  Com. T.T.Asokan, DS, CCLU, Com. N.K.Radha, District Mahila Committee Convener have attended. Com. P. Asokababu explained the contribution of BSNLEU in strengthening working class united struggles against neo liberal economic policies, the necessity for opposing communal forces for protecting the unity of working class,  the achievements of BSNLEU and appealed all to vote for BSNLEU enmasse for a spectacular victory.<<views of the meeting>>  

 

[29.03.2016]Massive and enthusiastic election meeting at Kannur (Kerala) on 24.3.2016.

A massive and enthusiastic election campaign meeting was held at Kannur. Com. Raveendran Kodakkad, presided. DS, Com. P. V. Rajan, invited the leaders to the dias and extended welcome. About 350 have attended. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron,  Com. P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ), Com, K.Mohan, CS, Com. M.Vijayakumar, Organizing Secretary (CHQ) and Com. K.V.Jayarajan, DS, Kozhikode  have addressed the meeting. Com. M.T.Nandakumar, Circle Vice President, Com P.Manoharan, Asst Circle Secretary, Com K.V.Ramadevi, Circle Mahila Committee member have attended. Com.K. Shyamala, District Mahila Committee Convener extended vote of thanks.  Com P.Asokababu has elaborately explained the contribution of BSNLEU in the working class general struggles for saving the public sector and working class rights, the necessity for opposing communal forces to save working class unity, the United struggles initiated by BSNLEU for saving BSNL and the achievements of BSNLEU in settling demands and its efforts in settling pending demands. He appealed all to vote massively for BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[28.03.2016]BSNLEU demands to fix the dates for the JTO(T) LICEs for the vacancies of 2014 – 15 and 2015 – 16.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Kuldeep Singh, Asstt. Treasurer, met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) and shri D. Chakraborty,  GM (Rectt.), today, and demanded that Corporate Office should immediately fix dates for the JTO(T) LICEs to be held for the vacancies of 2014 – 15 and 2015 – 16. Corporate Office has already agreed to fix the dates as 28th August (for 2014 – 15) and 27th November (for 2015 – 16). The GM (Rectt.) assured to immediately fix the dates and send letters to the CGMs.<<view letter>> 

 

[28.03.2016]BSNLEU demands that pre-appointment training period should also be counted as qualifying service for appearing in the JTO(T) LICE.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Kuldeep Singh, Asstt. Treasurer, met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) and shri D. Chakraborty,  GM (Rectt.), today, and demanded that as per the DoP&T orders, which has already been communicated to the circles vide BSNL letter no.5-11/2009-Pers.IV (Pt.) dated 9th March, 2013, the pre-appointment training period should also be counted as qualifying service for the purpose of eligibility for appearing in the JTO(T) LICE. Hence, it was demanded that all necessary action should be taken to ensure that the pre-appointment training period is also counted as qualifying service. Director (HR) assured to do the needful. 

 

[28.03.2016]Review of the results of the JTO(T) LICE 2013, by granting additional marks to the wrong questions.

The issue was once again discussed by Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Kuldeep Singh, Asstt. Treasurer, with Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) and shri D. Chakraborty, GM (Rectt.), today. The GM (Rectt.) informed that letters have already been issued to the concerned circles by the Corporate Office, to review the results by granting additional marks for wrong questions. However, in respect of AP circle, the GM (Rectt.), replied that the matter is being looked into, in view of the pending court case. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, expressed his strong protest for the inaction of the Corporate Office in the matter of AP circle. It was demanded that the Corporate Office should immediately instruct the CGM, AP circle to promptly withdraw the case filed in the Hon’ble High Court and to implement the decision already given by the expert committee, which has been upheld by the Hon’ble CAT, Hyderabad Bench. The Director (HR) advised the GM (Rectt.) to send necessary instructions to the CGM, AP circle.

 

[26.03.2016]Pope Francis washed the feet of Muslim, Hindu and Catholic refugees; says all are the children of the same God.

Pope Francis has washed the feet of refugees, last Thursday. The refugees were Muslims, Hindus, Catholics, etc. This function has taken place in Rome. “All of us together, Muslims, Hindus, Catholics are brothers and sisters and the children of the same God. We want to live in peace”, said the pope during this function. What the pope said is very significant, especially to our country, where those in power are telling people to hate each other on the basis of religion.

 

[26.03.2016]Massive Election meeting at Kottayam, Kerala Circle

A massive election campaign meeting was held at Kottayam on 22.3.2016.  Com. V.K.Gangadharan presided. About 200 attended. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri,  Patron, Com. P.Asokababu, Vice President(CHQ), Com. Pratap Kumar AGS, Com. Vijayakumar, Organising Secretary(CHQ), Com. K. Mohan, CS, Com. Karthikeyan, ACS, and Ponnamma Thankan, Circle Organizing Secretary addressed the meeting. Com P.Asokababu conveyed revolutionary greetings on the occasion of BSNLEU formation day, detailed the achievements of BSNLEU and appealed all to work incessantly so that employees vote enmasse to BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>   

 

[26.03.2016]West Bengal Circle Started Election Campaign on the Foundation Day.

West Bengal Circle started its election campaign on 22nd March i.e., on the Foundation Day of BSNLEU. An Election campaign programme was organised at Telecom Institute Hall, CTO, Kolkata on this occasion.  About 300 staff were present in the meeting. Com. Animesh Mitra,CS, WB&VP(CHQ),  com. Saibal Sengupta,  CS, CTD&Treasurer, com. Omprakash Singh, Vice-president,(CHQ), Com. Pradip Mandi, Asstt., Circle Secretary, SNATTA, WB, Com. Saikat Majee, Circle Secretary, SNATTA, CTD spoke. All the speakers narrated about the necessity to make the BSNLEU the winner with more than 50% of votes. The leaders of the SNATTA explained why they have made alliance with BSNLEU. Com. Saibal & Com. Omprakash appealed to the workers to support BSNLEU massively, since only BSNLEU can provide leadership in the fight to save BSNL. Com. Animesh, appealed before the house to make BSNLEU the winner at the same time to bring back the democratic atmosphere in the state of West Bengal. Com Swapan Chanda, President, BSNLEU, WB Circle presided over the meeting.<<views of the meeting>>  

 

[26.03.2016]Massive and enthusiastic election meeting at Palakkad, Kerala.

A big election campaign meeting was held at Palakkad. Com P.R. Parameswaran welcomed everyone. Com P. Chandrasekharan presided. About 250 have attended. Com V.A.N.Namboodiri Patron, Com P.Asokababu Vice President ( CHQ), Com A.V.Kuriakose Circle President, Com Com K.Mohan CS, Com Vijayakumar Organising Secretary( CHQ), Com V.Kesavan AIBDPA, V.Vijayan ACS, Com  K.K.Vijaya Circle Mahila Sub Committee member, Com K.Lakshmi District Mahila Sub Committee Convener addressed. Com P. Asokababu paid homage to Bhagat Singh on the occasion of his 85th death anniversary. He told that Bhagat Singh opposed imperialism, communalism, capitalist- land lord rule and had complete faith in Socialism. He told the working class should carry forward the struggle for achieving these goals loved and cherished by Bhagat Singh. He explained the contribution of BSNLEU in strengthening working class United struggles and the achievements of BSNLEU and appealed all to vote for BSNLEU enmasse for a spectacular victory.<<views of the meeting>>  

 

[26.03.2016]Impressive Election meeting at Trissur, Kerala on 23.3.2016

An impressive and enthusiastic election meeting was held at Trissur. Com P.R.Sankara Narayanan, DS welcomed everyone . Com A.A.Jose presided. About 250 have attended. Com V.A.N.Namboodiri Patron, Com P.Asokababu Vice President (CHQ), Com A.V.Kuriakose Circle President, Com Com K.Mohan CS, Com Vijayakumar Organising Secretary(CHQ), Com Denny DS SNATTA addressed. Com U.S.Krishnamurthy and Com Janaki District Mahila Sub Committee Convener attended. Com P. Asokababu paid homage to Bhagat Singh on the occasion of his 85th death anniversary. He told that Bhagat Singh opposed imperialism, communalism, capitalist - land lord rule and had complete faith in Socialism. He told that the working class should carry forward the struggle for achieving the goals loved and cherished by Bhagat Singh- He explained the contribution of BSNLEU in strengthening working class United struggles and the achievements of BSNLEU and appealed all to vote for BSNLEU enmasse for a spectacular victory.<<views of the meeting>> 

 

[26.03.2016]Election Campaign Meeting at Ferozepur SSA of Punjab.

BSNL Employees union,  Ferozepur SSAs,  conducted a very impressive election campaign meeting at Moga  24 - 03-2016. Com. M.S Bajwa, District President, presided over the meeting. All India president, Com. Balbir Singh, explained in detail about the achievements of BSNL Employees union at all India level as well as at Punjab level. The pending issues and their present status and efforts made by BSNLEU to settle these issues particularly discrepancies in NEPP were also explained. Com. Surjan Chopra, Central Coordinator and Org. Secy., SNATTA while addressing the meeting assured full support of SNATTA, Punjab. He said that their members will vote for BSNLEU  enmasse to make it victorious in Punjab. A leaflet explaining the achievements of BSNLEU Punjab in Hindi & Punjabi was also released. Com. Tarsem Singh, District secretary and Com. Sudama Mishra Asstt. District secretary also addressed the meeting.<<views of the meeting>> 

 

[26.03.2016]Huge gathering at City telephone exchange, Bangalore, foretell massive victory for BSNLEU.

Bangalore Telecom District union of BSNLEU conducted a huge election campaign meeting at the City telephone exchange on 23.03.2016. Employees enthusiastically turned out to this meeting to hear the message of the leaders. Com. Kempe Gowda, district president, presided over the meeting. Com. H.V. Sudharshan, District Secretary welcomed everyone and addressed briefly. The day being the 85th Martyrdom Day of Baghat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, the meeting paid floral tributes to the three martyrs. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. M.C. Balakrishna, AGS and com. C.K. Gundanna, CS, addressed the meeting, and spoke at length on the various achievements of BSNLEU in strengthening BSNL and in the settlement of the issues of the Non-Executives.<<views of the meeting>> 

 

[26.03.2016]Second election campaign meeting of Bangalore Telecom District held at Jaya Nagar.

Bangalore Telecom District union of BSNLEU organised the second election campaign meeting in Bangalore, at Jaya Nagar telephone exchange on 23.03.2016. In this meeting also employees turned out in large number. It was presided over by com. Kempe Gowda, district president and com. H.V. Sudharshan, district secretary welcomed all. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. M.C. Balakrishna, AGS and com. C.K. Gundanna, CS, addressed the meeting elaborately and explained the achievements of BSNLEU during the last three years. The leaders requested the employees to massively vote for BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>> 

 

[26.03.2016]Largely attended election campaign meeting held at Chikmagalur.

A largely attended election campaign meeting was held at Chikmagalur on 24.03.2016. The meeting was attended by comrades from Dakshina Kannada, Shimoga, Hassan, apart from the comrades of Chikmagalur. Com. Kaleshappa, district president, Chikmagalur, presided over the meeting and com. C.K. Sundaresh, district secretary, welcomed all. Com. B.P. Narayan, circle president, com. Muddaiah, ACS, com. Keshav, treasurer and com. Irfan Pasha were present in the meeting. Com. M.C. Balakrishna, AGS and com. C.K. Gundanna, CS, addressed the meeting at length, explaining the achievements of BSNLEU and requested the comrades to vote for BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[23.03.2016]Well attended Election campaign at Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta SSA, Kerala.

A well attended Election Campaign meeting was held on 22.03.2016 at Thiruvalla. Though it is a small SSA, about 100 have attended. Com K.C.John, DS, welcomed the leaders to the Dias. Com. Aji Kumar has presided. Com V.A.N. Namboodiri, Patron, Com P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ), Com. S.Pratap Kumar, AGS, Com. A.V.Kuriakose, Circle President, Com. Pappi, DS, AIBDPA, Com. K.J.Sanal Kumar, Circle Treasurer, AIBDPA, Com. Manoj Kumar, CEC Member, SNEA, and Com. Santosh, DS, BSNL CCLU, have addressed the meeting. Com P. Asokababu explained in detail about the achievements of BSNLEU and appealed all to vote for BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[23.03.2016]Hearty congrats to Ex-Servicemen TTAs - Corporate Office has issued a comprehensive order, accepting BSNLEU's demands.

BSNLEU has strongly demanded to the Director(HR) that the service rendered in the armed forces, by the TTAs should be taken into account, for calculating the qualifying service for appearing the JTO LICE. Besides, BSNLEU has also strongly demanded that the Ex-servicemen who were provisionally allowed by the courts to appear the JTO LICE 2013, and who have got qualified, should immediately be posted as JTOs. Corporate Office has accepted our demands and has issued a comprehensive order. The order also says that the Ex-Servicemen TTAs who got qualified in the JTO LICE 2013 should be posted against the vacancies of 2012-13, on completion of phase 2 training. BSNLEU heartily congratulates all the Ex-Servicemen TTAs. BSNLEU also heartily thanks the Director(HR) for accepting BSNLEU's justified demands in this respect.<<< view letter>>>

 

[23.03.2016]BSNLEU pays respectful homage to Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Rajguru.

Today is the 85th Martyrdom Day of the great freedom fighters, Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Rajguru. These three heroes sacrificed their lives for the freedom of this great country. At the same time it should also be remembered that they not only fought heroically to end our country's slavery, but also to end capitalist and feudal exploitation of the people of this country. On this occasion, BSNLEU dips it's Red Flag and pays it's respectful homage to comrades Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Rajguru. BSNLEU also resolves to carry forward the struggle conducted by these martyrs, to put an end to the exploitation of man by man.

 

[23.03.2016]Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu circle conducted a massive election campaign meeting. 

A massive and inspiring election campaign meeting was conducted at Cuddalore yesterday the 22.03.2016. Comrades from the nearby SSAs of Kumbakonam, Tanjore, Trichy and Vellore also participated in this meeting. Com. A. Annamalai, district president presided over the meeting. Com.K.T.Sambandam, district secretary welcomed everyone. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. S. Chellappa, AGS and com. Babu Radhakrishnan, circle secretary addressed the meeting. The leaders explained at length the struggles and movements spearheaded by BSNLEU  for safeguarding and strengthening BSNL as well as for the settlement of the genuine grievances of the Non-Executives. They appealed to the employees to massively vote for BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[23.03.2016]Spirited election campaign meeting at Pondicherry. 

A spirited election campaign meeting was held at Pondicherry, yesterday the 22-03-2016. The lunch hour meeting was held at the main telephone exchange and was presided over by com. S. Sankaran, district president.  Com.A. Subramanian, district secretary welcomed the leaders and the members. Com P.Abhimanyu, GS, com. S. Chellappa, AGS and com. Babu Radhakrishnan, CS, addressed the meeting and explained at length the achievements of BSNLEU in defending BSNL and for the betterment of the employees and requested the employees to massively vote for BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[22.03.2016]Corporate Office letter on MoU with Union Bank of India.

It is good news that BSNL has signed MoU with the Union Bank of India for bank loans to BSNL employees. BSNL Corporate Office has issued letter in this regard. The MoU is for a period of 12 months from Jan 2016 to December 2016. As a special consideration to women employees, the bank has agreed to give personal loan at .25% lesser rate of interest.<<<view letter>>>

 

[22.03.2016]Massive Election Campaign meeting at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

A massive election campaign meeting was held on 21.03.2016 at Thiruvananthapuram. It was presided over by Com. A. Unnikrishnan Nair, District President. About 300 have attended. Com.  V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron, BSNLEU, Com. P. Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ), Com A.V.Kuriakose Circle President, Com. K.Mohan, CS, Com. S. Prathap Kumar, AGS, Com. Vijayakumar, Organising Secretary (CHQ), Com. P.V.Chandrasekharan, Senior leader, Com R. Muraleedharan Nair, former AGS have addressed. Com M.Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees, extended his support to BSNLEU. Com P.Asokababu spoke in detail and appealed all to vote for BSNLEU enmasse. Com. R.S. Binny, DS, Thiruvanantapuram, welcomed the speakers to the Dias. Com. Biju Raghavan, DS, CGMT Office proposed vote of thanks.<<< views of the meeting>>> 

 

[22.03.2016]Successful Election campaign meeting at Kollam (Kerala Circle).

An enthusiastic election meeting was held at Kollam on 21.3.2016. Com. Muralidharan Pillai, DS, welcomed the leaders to the Dias. Com.Abhilash, District President, presided. 200 have attended. Com V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron, Com P.Asokababu, Vice President(CHQ),  Com A.V.Kuriakose, Circle President, Com K.Mohan, CS, Com S. Pratap Kumar, AGS, Com. Vijayakumar, Organising Secretary (CHQ), Com. Aravindakshan Nair, Treasure, AIBDPA have addressed. Com P.Asokababu spoke in detail and appealed all to vote massively in favour of BSNLEU.<<< views of the meeting >>>

 

[22.03.2016]CHQ wishes Revolutionary greetings to on the occasion of the Foundation Day of BSNLEU.

CHQ wishes Revolutionary greetings to all, on the occasion of the Foundation Day of BSNLEU. Right from it's inception, BSNLEU has been struggling to defend and strengthen BSNL as a strong and viable PSU. For this, it is relentlessly rallying all the employees to fight against the retrograde anti-BSNL policies of the government. On this occasion, BSNLEU resolves to carry on with this struggle, while simultaneously striving to provide better services to the people.

BSNLEU Zindabad.     Inquilab Zindabad.

 

[22.03.2016]Salem conducted a huge and inspiring election campaign meeting.

Salem (Tamil Nadu) district union of BSNLEU conducted a huge and inspiring election campaign meeting yesterday the 21-03-2016. More than 400 comrades attended the meeting which was conducted at the main telephone exchange, near the old bus stand. Com.Tamil Mani, district president presided over the meeting. Com.E.Gopal, district secretary welcomed every one. Com.Babu Radhakrishnan, circle secretary and com.S.Chellappa, AGS, addressed the meeting. Finally, com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed. In his speech, the General Secretary effectively nailed down the wrong propaganda being made about BSNLEU, with regards to the settlement of staff issues. He also gave an elaborate account of the various achievements of BSNLEU, made during the last three years.<<< views of the meeting >>>

 

[21.03.2016]Membership Verification Meeting at Malappuram (Kerala).

A well attended Convention of BSNLEU was held at Malappuram, Kerala on 19th March 2016, in connection with the VII Membership Verification in BSNL. AIBDPA and CCLU workers also participated. Com. A.Balakrishnan, SSA President, presided and Com. Prabhakaran, SSA Secretary welcomed all the comrades present. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron, BSNLEU, inaugurated the Convention. In his speech, he pointed out the achievements of BSNLEU for the workers during the past 12 years, since it got recognition in 2004, like wage revision, Promotion Policy, examination, issues of the BSNL recruited employees etc. He also mentioned about pivotal role of BSNLEU for strengthening BSNL and improve its services. Com. Namboodiri congratulated the Kerala workers for their heroic struggle on the demands of Contract workers. Coms. K.Mohan, Circle Secretary, K.Vijayakumar, CHQ Org. Secretary, Madhavan, DS AIBDPA, Kesava Das, DS CCLU and other leaders addressed. Malappuram workers assured the leaders that they will increase the support for BSNLEU in this verification.

 

[21.03.2016]Corporate Office letter on holding of 7th membership verification - Finalisation of electoral rolls.<<<view letter>>>

 

[21.03.2016]Massive election campaign meeting conducted at Coimbatore.

Coimbatore SSA conducted a massive election campaign meeting today, which was addressed by com. Babu Radhakrishnan, CS, com.S.Chellappa, AGS and com.P.Abhimanyu, GS. Nearly 600 comrades attended the meeting, which was held in the main telephone exchange. The district union has made excellent arrangements for the meeting. Com.K.Chandrasekaran, DP, presided over the meeting. Addressing the meeting, the General Secretary spoke at length on the efforts taken by BSNLEU, to unite the entire Non-Executives and Executives for the revival of BSNL. He also gave a detailed account of the issues of the Non-Executives, settled by BSNLEU.<<< views of the meeting>>>

 

[21.03.2016]BSNLEU  reiterates it's demand for holding a special Board of Director's meeting to clear the long pending HR issues.

In the 34th meeting of the National Council meeting, held on 10.03.2016, BSNLEU has demanded that a special meeting of the Board of Directors should be conducted for the purpose of clearing important and long pending HR issues of the Non-Executives, like change of designations, Pension Contribution, one extra increment to the left out Non-Executives appointed on or after 01-01-2007, E1 pay scale, payment of gratuity to the casual labourers, etc. The Director(HR) has stated that the possibility of holding such a meeting would be looked into. In this back drop, BSNLEU has once again has written to the Director(HR)  to do the needful on the matter.<<<view letter>>> 

 

[21.03.2016]BSNLEU once again insists extension of the 'Night Free Call' facility to the employees and pensioners. 

BSNL has introduced the Night Free Call facility to it's land line customers. However, the same is not extended on the land line connections of BSNL employees and BSNL pensioners. BSNLEU has already written to the CMD BSNL on a number of occasions. The matter was also discussed with the CMD BSNL many times. However, still it is not implemented. Hence, BSNLEU has once again written to the CMD BSNL, insisting for necessary decision.<<< view letter >>> 

 

[21.03.2016]Salary of Non-Executives has increased 5 times during the last 11 years.

BSNL employees are greatly benefited during the last 11 years, i.e., after BSNLEU becoming the Recognised Union. The excellent wage revision from 01.01.2007 and the path breaking NEPP have considerably improved the financial status of the employees. The salary of an employee has increased 5 times between 2004 and 2016. Com. V. Venkataraman, Sr.TOA, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu circle, is an example. He has sent his salary details to the CHQ. According to this, the salary of Com. Venkataraman was Rs.15,649/- in 2004. In February, 2016, his salary was Rs.76,341/-. In the similar manner all the Non-Executives of BSNL are benefited, because of the settlements made by BSNLEU.

 

[21.03.2016]BSNLEU NE-II circle started 7th Membership Verification campaign from Arunachal Pradesh at Itanagar.

The campaign programme for 7th Membership Verification from BSNLEU NE-II circle kick started from Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh with a mass meeting on 21st March. It can be proudly informed that in Arunachal Pradesh all the Non-Executives are belong to BSNLEU. The meeting was presided over by Com N.K.Sarma. At the beginning, com Raghunath Roy, DS initiated the discussions. Thereafter, coms. Saheb Singh, CS, NE-II, Gokul Bora, All India Organising Secretary spoke. Addressing the meeting com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, conveyed revolutionary greetings to all workers on the eve of 16th foundation of BSNLEU which is to be observed on 22nd March. He briefly narrated the achievements of the BSNLEU and the struggles conducted during the long 15 years time. He further explained in details what  are the programmes initiated by BSNLEU to make BSNL a strong viable organisation including SWAS programme started from 1st January and what are the assurances for the coming days.<<views of the meeting>> 

 

[21.03.2016]Election campaign started in MP Circle with a massive meeting at Narsinghpur.

Today, the 19th March, election campaign in MP Circle started with enthusiastic meeting held at Narsinghpur. A large no of employees gathered from adjoining places too. The gathering was addressed by Circle Secretary Com. Prakash Sharma who elaborated on the achievements of BSNLEU and it's efforts for revival of BSNL. A seminar on SWAS was also organised wherein a brief note on SWAS was presented by Circle President, Com. B.S. Raghuwanshi. TDM, Shri Kuldip Pauranik hailed the role of Forum for revival of BSNL in his short speech. Circle Secretary addressed the seminar in a impressive manner and apprised the crowd of Ahmed Nagar CEC decision to save BSNL and success of SWAS. Leaders of SNEA, SEWA, AIBDPA & NFTE a/w ACS Com. Lakhan Patel & Circle Treasurer Com. S.N.S. Chauhan were present and some of them also spoke on the occasion. Meeting and seminar were presided over by Com. Prahlad Patel, DP. Both programs were conducted by Com. B.S. Raghuwanshi. The crowd responded enthusiastically to the appeal of CS and vowed to vote BSNLEU. A Very informative booklet was also distributed.<<views of the meeting>> 

 

[19.03.2016]85th anniversary of the Martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Rajguru- observe it in a befitting manner

23rd March, 2016, is the 85th anniversary of the Martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Rajguru. It was on this day in 1931 that these three young comrades were hanged by the British imperialists, for fighting for the freedom of our country. They not only demanded freedom for the  country, but wanted to put an end to the exploitation of men by men. Bhagat Singh strongly believed in 'Socialism'. The Ahmed Nagar Extended CEC meeting has called upon us to observe the Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh and his comrades in a befitting manner. Even amidst our campaign for the 7th Membership Verification, CHQ calls upon the circle, district and branch Unions to observe the Martyrdom Day. 

 

[19.03.2016]The 7th membership verification Campaign inaugurated at Karwar, Karnataka.

The 7th membership verification Campaign was inaugurated in a meeting held at Karwar GM Office. Com. M.C.Balakrishna, AGS,  Com. B P Narayan Cir.PresidentCom.C.K.Gundanna , CS, Com. M M Hegde. DS addressed the meeting. Com.S B Alur DP Presided. All DoB members, 12 Branch Secretaries and other members from GM office participated. The necessity of achieving the fixed targets in SWAS and issues related to membership verification and the necessity of BSNLEU getting absolute majority were explained in detail.<<views of the meeting>> 

 

[19.03.2016]15 years of glorious existence. 

BSNLEU was founded on 22-03-2001 at Visakhapatnam and it is completing 15 years of it's existence within a few days. 15 years is a very short period in the history of any organisation. However, within these 15 years, BSNLEU has earned a reputation for itself among the public sector trade unions of this  country. Unwaveringly fighting against all the anti-worker policies of the government and steadfastly remaining committed to the cause of the working class, are the hallmarks of BSNLEU. The Extended CEC meeting held at Ahmed Nagar has decided that  BSNLEU's Foundation day should be celebrated in a befitting manner this year. CHQ calls upon the circle, district and branch unions to enthusiastically celebrate BSNLEU's Foundation day on 22nd March, 2016, by hoisting the Union's Red Flag every where, together with other activities 

BSNLEU ZINDABAD          INQUILAB ZINDABAD

 

[19.03.2016]Extended circle executive committee meeting of Assam circle held at Dibrugarh.

An Extended circle executive committee meeting of Assam circle was held at Dibrugarh on 18-03-2016. Nearly 200 office bearers at circle, district and branch levels participated in the meeting. Com.Bijoy Deka, circle secretary welcomed everyone. The meeting was addressed by com.Animesh Mitra, vice-president (CHQ), com.Gakul Borah, Organising Secretary(CHQ) and com.MR.Das, veteran trade union leader. An open session was held in the afternoon which was addressed by the GM, Dibrugarh and the union leaders. Implementation of the SWAS programme came in for serious discussion. As regards the 7th Membership Versification, com.Animesh Mitra spoke at length on he achievements of BSNLEU and requested the comrades to tirelessly campaign for the massive victory of BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>> 

 

[19.03.2016]BSNLEU NE  I circle conducted an impressive election campaign meeting at Shillong on 18th March 2016.

An impressive meeting on 7th Membership Verification campaign  of BSNLEU, NE I  circle was held at Shillong on 18th March, 2016.The meeting was presided over by com B.B.Baruah and was addressed  com.D.A.Shylla, DS, Meghalaya, com.Shivjee Roy, CS, NE I Circle, com. Gopal Das, CS, AIBDPA, addressing the meeting. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS., BSNLEU explained in detail about the steps taken by the Forum under the leadership of BSNLEU to improve the condition of BSNL. He appealed to the members to take serious steps for implementation of SWAS programme. He also explained achievements of BSNLEU during the last 3 years and also listed the issues that will be taken up for settlement after the 7th membership verification.<<views of the meeting>> 

 

[19.03.2016]The 7th membership verification campaign and SWAS educating programme tour conducted in Hubli-Dharwad SSA, Karnataka.

The 7th membership verification campaign and SWAS educating programme tour was conducted in Hubli-Dharwad SSA of Karnataka circle on 17th & 18th March 2016. Com. B P Narayan CP, com. M C Balakrishna AGS and com.C.K.Gundanna  CS, com.G G Patil AGS AIBDPA and many district office bearers participated in the programme. Meetings were held in Hubli, Ranibennur and Gadag. Altogether nearly 300 employees participated in these meetings. In all the meetings, the leaders addressed on the necessity to work honestly for the success of SWAS program, in the interest of strengthening BSNL financially and towards subscribers satisfaction was reiterated. With regard to Membership verification, the role played by BSNLEU through Forum activities in protecting BSNL against disinvestment, privatisation, VRS/CRS, Deloittee Committee report etc., apart from list of achievements the BSNLEU has done towards non executive staff including Dir.TTAs. All the meetings were very impressive and successful.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[19.03.2016]Hon'ble Minister of Communications says that he is prepared to sit and sell SIM cards for BSNL. 
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister for Communications has stated that he is prepared to sit and sell SIM cards for BSNL, for the revival of BSNL. While praising the performance of BSNL, for giving 20 lakh connections per month, the Minister has stated that he is even prepared to sell SIM cards for the development of BSNL.  We wish to state that the Minister need not sit and sell SIM cards for the revival BSNL. Instead, the Minister is required to consider the genuine demands of the Forum, placed before the government, with regards to the revival of BSNL. It is noteworthy that the government is not prepared to concede any demand of the Forum, for the revival of BSNL.

 

[19.03.2016]Effective election campaign meeting conducted at Kanpur.

Kanpur district union conducted an effective election campaign meeting today. Com. Susheel Shukla, district president, presided over the meeting. It was addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. R. K. Mishra, CS and com. D.N.Tripadi, CP, com. Manoj Kushawaha, DS, SNATTA and com. Gia Lal, CS, SNATTA. A large number of comrades attended the meeting. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and explained about the contributions of BSNLEU in defending BSNL, settlement of the issues of the Non-Executives, etc.<<views of the meeting>> 

 

[19.03.2016]Com. Gia Lal, Circle Secretary, NFTBE, UP(East) circle joined BSNLEU in the presence of General Secretary. 

Com. Gia Lal, Circle Secretary, NFTBE, UP(East)  circle, joined BSNLEU today, in the presence of com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, in a meeting held at Kanpur. Com. Gia Lal is also the All India vice president of NFTBE. Together with him, com. Vinod Saxena, circle treasurer, com. Samir Shrivastav, Kanpur district secretary and Lalit Shrivastav, district treasurer also joined BSNLEU today. While addressing the meeting, the comrades told that they do not agree with the decision to merge NFTBE with NFTE.<<<view images>>>

 

[19.03.2016]GS, BSNLEU urged CGM, UP(East) to undo the retrenchment of contract workers, and to review the results of JTO LICE  2013.

Utilising his visit to Lucknow, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met shri H.R.Shukla, CGM, UP(East) yesterday. Com. R. K. Mishra, CS, UP(East) accompanied the GS. Shri Arun Kumar Chaubey, GM(HR&Admn.) was present. The following issues were discussed. 

 

1)  Removal of victimisations and complete implementation of the Corporate Office orders on contract workers.

The GS pointed out that in a number of places in UP(East) circle, the leading comrades of the BSNLCCWF have been retrenched, for taking initiative to form the  Union. It was demanded that all the comrades should be taken back for duty. Further, the GS. also demanded that the orders of the  Corporate Office, in response to of the service conditions of contract workers should be implemented fully. 

 

2)   Review of JTO LICE 2013 results, by granting full marks for wrong questions.

The GS pointed out that the results of the JTO LICE 2013 were not reviewed in UP(East) circle, by granting additional marks to the wrong questions, as per the decision of the  Corporate Office. He demanded that the same should be done without further delay. 

The CGM assured that appropriate action would be taken on both the issues. 

 

[19.03.2016]DO letter of shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, to all CGM's.<<click here>>

 

[18.03.2016]Lucknow organises a large election campaign meeting. 

BSNLEU, Lucknow district union, organised a large gathering in the election campaign meeting, addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, today. Com. Md. Shameem, district president, BSNLEU, Lucknow, presided over the meeting. Com. Ved Prakash Yadav, DS, BSNLEU, welcomed every one. The meeting was also addressed by com.R.K.Mishra,CS, BSNLEU and com. Dinesh Pandey, circle vice- president, SNATTA. Addressing the meeting, com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, gave a detailed account of the efforts taken by BSNLEU, during the past 11 years, to defend BSNL from the onslaughts of the successive governments. He also explained about the relentless efforts taken by BSNLEU to solve the long pending grievances of the Non-Executives. Finally, com. Md. Shameem, delivered his presidential address and concluded the meeting.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[18.03.2016]Ghaziabad meeting foretells BSNLEU's massive victory in 7th Verification. 

A well attended election campaign meeting was organised at Gaziabad yesterday the 17.03.2016, which was attended by more than 300 comrades. Com. Radhey Shyam, district president, BSNLEU, Ghaziabad, presided over the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu,GS, com. Kuldeep Singh, Asst. Treasurer, BSNLEU, com. Sukhvir Singh, Organising Secretary, BSNLEU, com. R. K.Upadyay, AGS, SNATTA, com. Upendar Singh Teotia, CS, BSNLEU, com. Ansar Ali, CP, BSNLEU, com.Abhishek Sharma, CS, SNATTA, com. Naresh Pal, ACS, BSNLEU & CS, BSNLCCWF and many others addressed the meeting. All the leaders explained about the achievements of BSNLEU during the last 3 years and requested the employees to vote for BSNLEU. Com. R. K.Upadyay, AGS, SNATTA, explained about the efforts taken by BSNLEU to settle the various issues of the DR TTAs. Com. P. Abhimanyu,GS, finally addressed and explained in detail about the anti- BSNL policies which have ruined BSNL and the efforts taken by BSNLEU towards the Company's revival. He gave the details of the issues settled by BSNLEU as well as the issues that are being pursued. The comrades present in the meeting assured to take all out efforts for the victory of BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[18.03.2016]Corporate Office letter on implementation of EPF coverage for pre-induction training period of BSNL recruited employees.<<view letter>>

 

[18.03.2016]Corporate Office letter on BSNL Group Insurance Policy, 2014 for BSNL employees joined after 31.07.2014.<<view letter>>

 

[17.03.2016]25 more officials declared passed in TTA LDCE in Madhya Pradesh circle.

Due to the consistent efforts taken by BSNLEU, Corporate Office issued letter to the Madhya Pradesh circle administration to review the results of the TTA LDCE, by granting additional marks to the wrong questions. Based on Corporate Office letter, TTA LDCE results were reviewed in Madhya Pradesh. As a result, 25 more officials are declared as passed in this review. BSNLEU conveys it’s hearty congrats to all the successful candidates.  

 

[17.03.2016]Election Campaign meeting in Khammam SSA of AP circle.

Com P. Asokababu Vice President (CHQ), Com. J.Sampath Rao AGS& CS, Com M.Taranath ACS and Com G.Sambasiva Rao ACS& DS addressed the meeting held at Sattupalli, Khammam District on 16.3.2016.  Com Ratnaraju District President presided. Around 125 have attended the meeting. The leaders explained about the key role played by BSNLEU in strengthening the unity of BSNL Employees and in strengthening working class unity. The achievements of these united struggles and the record established by BSNLEU in settling the demands, the efforts being made by it in settling pending demands are explained. The meeting resolved to work tirelessly so that each and every employee votes for BSNLEU for achieving a historic success.<<views of the meeting>> 

 

[17.03.2016]Shri Anupam Shrivastava is confirmed as CMD BSNL.

Shri Anupam Shrivastava is confirmed as the CMD of BSNL. Initially he was appointed as the CMD BSNL for one year, and that period expired on 15.01.2016. Following this, the DoT has issued order to confirm him as the CMD BSNL for the remaining period of his tenure. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Kuldeep Singh, Assistant Treasurer met shri Anupam Shrivastava, yesterday and congratulated him.<<<view order>>>  

 

[17.03.2016]Director (HR) urged to endorse the DoP&T order for stopping recovery of wrong payments.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Kuldeep Singh, Assistant Treasurer, met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) yesterday, and urged her to immediately endorse the DoP&T order, which stipulates that recovery of payments wrongly made to the employees should be stopped. She agreed to do the needful early. 

 

[17.03.2016]BSNLEU urges the CRO not to postpone 7th Membership Verification.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Kuldeep Singh, Assistant Treasurer met shri A.M. Gupta, Chief Returning Officer yesterday,  and urged him not to consider any demand to postpone the 7th Membership Verification. They demanded that the 7th Membership Verification should be conducted in the entire country on 10.05.2016.<<<view letter>>> 

 

[17.03.2016]Granting additional marks to wrong questions of JTO LICE 2013 -  BSNLEU once again urged the Director (HR).

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Kuldeep Singh, Assistant Treasurer met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) yesterday, and urged her once again to ensure that the issuing of instruction to circles, for reviewing the results of the JTO LICE 2013, by granting additional marks to wrong questions. The Director (HR) instructed the GM (Rectt.) to issue the letter immediately. 

 

[17.03.2016]Large scale engagement of apprentices opposed.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Kuldeep Singh, Assistant Treasurer met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL and Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) yesterday,  and urged them not to engage apprentices in large scale,  to do the jobs of the Non-Executives, for which Corporate Office has issued two letters. They demanded that fresh recruitment should be made in Non-Executive cares, to overcome the acute staff shortage.

 

[17.03.2016]MoUs for loans from Union Bank of India and Canara Bank.

The unacceptable conditions placed by the Union Bank of India and Canara Bank earlier, has delayed the renewal of MoUs with these banks. However, both these banks have dropped their conditions now. Letter for loans from Union Bank of India will be issued within a few days by the corporate Office. Signing MoU with Canara Bank is also being processed. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Kuldeep Singh, Asst. Treasurer, met shri Yashwant Narain Singh,GM(T&BFCI) yesterday and insisted for expeditious action on this issue. 

 

[16.03.2016]BSNLEU and BSNL MS sign agreement, for continuing the alliance in the 7th Membership Verification.

CHQ is pleased to announce that BSNLEU and BSNL MS have agreed to continue their Alliance in the forthcoming 7th Membership Verification. An agreement to this effect is signed between both the unions at New Delhi today. com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. R. S. Chauhan, Organising Secretary (CHQ) and com. Kuldeep Singh, Assistant Treasurer (CHQ) represented BSNLEU in the meeting held at the BSNL MS office.  Com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS and com. Sarnam Singh Thomar, Dy. GS, BSNL MS represented BSNL MS. Circle Secretaries of BSNLEU are immediately requested to contact the Circle Secretaries of BSNL MS and take steps for conducting the election campaign unitedly.

 

[16.03.2016]Campaign for the 7th Membership Verification kick-started in Chennai circle.

BSNLEU’s campaign for the 7th Membership Verification got kick-started at Chennai yesterday. In this inaugural meeting, more than 400 comrades participated. A cultural programme was conducted by the K.G. Bose cultural troupe. Com. M. Kanniappan, Circle President, presided over the meeting that ensued. The meeting was addressed by com. S. Chellappa, AGS, com. K. Govindaraj, CS, Chennai circles, and many other leading comrades.<<views of the meeting>> 

 

[16.03.2016]Visakhapatnam district conducted massive meeting on SWAS.

The Forum, Visakhapatnam SSA, and the district administration, jointly conducted a programme on SWAS. It was conducted on 15.03.2016. More than 500 employees, especially, a large number of women employees participated in this meeting. Shri R.M.M. Krishna, PGM, shri Adam, Addnl. GM, com. G.S.N. Raju, District Secretary, BSNLEU, com. Latchi Raju, District President, BSNLEU, and many others participated. The meeting was addressed by the officers and the leaders. It was decided that, every sub division marketing team should make door to door and shop to shop visits to sell BSNL’s products. CHQ heartily congratulates the Forum, Visakhapatnam for taking this initiative.<<view of the programme>> 

 

[16.03.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR), demanding that all the recoveries being made for wrongful payments to the Non-Executives in BSNL should be immediately stopped.

The DoP&T has issued a detailed order that, recovery of payments, wrongly made to the employees, under the following circumstances, should be stopped.  

 

(i)    Recovery from employees belonging to Class-III and Class-IV service (or Group 'C' and Group 'D' service).

(ii)   Recovery from retired employees, or employees who are due to retire within one year, of the order of recovery.

(iii) Recovery from employees, when the excess payment has been made for a period in excess of five years, before the order of recovery is issued.

(iv) Recovery in cases where an employee has wrongfully been required to discharge duties of a higher post, and has been paid accordingly, even though he should have rightfully been required to work against an inferior post.

(v)   In any other case, where the Court arrives at the conclusion, that recovery if made from the employee, would be iniquitous or harsh or arbitrary to such an extent, as would far outweigh the equitable balance of the employer's right to recover. 

 

BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR), demanding that all the recoveries being made for wrongful payments to the Non-Executives in BSNL should be immediately stopped.<<view letter>> 

 

[16.03.2016]Forum writes to the Secretary, DoT, on important issues connected with the financial revival of BSNL.

As per the decision taken in the last meeting of the Forum, the Convenor, Forum has written to the Secretary, DoT, demanding immediate action on payment of USO Fund of Rs.1250 crore, reimbursement of salaries paid to the DoT Cell and Term Cell employees, collection of pension contribution from BSNL, based on basic pay of the employees and extension of 78.2% IDA merger benefit to the pensioners. The Forum has also sought a meeting with the Secretary, DoT.<<view letter>> 

 

[16.03.2016]Effective special melas conducted at Coimbatore, as per the decision of the Ahmed Nagar, Extended CEC meeting.

The Extended CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at Ahmed Nagar, has decided that the SWAS programme should be conducted effectively, even when the election campaign for the 7th Membership Verification is done. Accordingly, effective special meals were conducted from 9th to 11th March, 2016, in various places of Coimbatore. District office bearers of BSNLEU, including com. C. Rajendran, District Secretary, participated in the mela, which drew excellent response from the public. 766 SIMs; 33 MNP; 60 landlines and 25 broadband connections were taken by the public.<<Views of the melas>>

 

[16.03.2016]Extended CWC meeting of West Bengal circle was held at Jiaganj.

The 2 days Extended Circle Working Committee Meeting of the BSNLEU, West Bengal circle was held on 5th & 6th March, 2016 at Jiaganj, Murshidabad. The District and Branch Secretaries from all over West Bengal including Sikkim have attended the Extended CWC meeting. After hoisting of Red Flag and garlanding of Martyrs Column, the meeting was inaugurated by Comrade Om Prakash Singh, Vice President, BSNLEU (CHQ). Com Parimal Sarkar, Leader AIBDPA, com.Santosh Goswami, leader BSNLCMU, West Bengal circle also spoke in the inaugural session. Altogether 55 delegates deliberated their views. Finally, com Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, addressed the meeting and also replied to the issues raised by the delegates.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[15.03.2016]Kerala circle BSNLEU conducted an impressive convention. 

Kerala circle BSNLEU conducted an impressive circle level convention at Ernakulam today. The convention is organised to gear up the campaign for the 7th Membership Verification. Com.A.V.Kuriakose, circle president, presided over the convention. Com.K. Mohan, circle secretary, welcomed every one and initiated the discussion. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the convention and spoke at length on the struggles conducted to protect BSNL and also on the movements that were conducted to strengthen the Company. He also explained the role played by BSNLEU in the settlement of the genuine grievances of the Non-Executives. The convention was also addressed by veteran leader com. P. V. Chandrasekaran, com. Muralidharan Nair, former AGS, com. Bhagyalakshmi, Covenor, Mahila Committee, com. George Varghese, Circle president of SNEA, com. Pratap Kumar, AGS, and com. M.Vijayakumar, Organising Secretary(CHQ). Com. Peethambaran, district president of Ernakulam, proposed vote of thanks. The convention has resolved to secure maximum votes for BSNLEU, in the 7th Membership Verification.<<views of the convention>>

 

[15.03.2016]BSNLEU, Kerala circle union has got CHQ's 7th Verification campaign material translated, and printed 10,000 copies.

CHQ of BSNLEU, has printed a campaign material for the 7th Membership Verification. The Kerala circle union of BSNLEU has got this material translated into Malayalam and has printed 10,000 copies, for distribution among the employees. This booklet is released in the circle level convention that was conducted at Ernakulam today. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, handed over the first copy to com. P. V. Chandrasekaran, veteran leader of the P&T Trade union movement. CHQ heartily congratulates the Kerala circle union for this excellent job. <<<view images>>>

 

[15.03.2016]BSNLEU, Maharashtra circle conducted a powerful rally, demanding settlement of the demands of contract workers. 

BSNLEU, Maharashtra circle conducted a powerful rally at the CGM office of Maharashtra circle, in Mumbai, yesterday the 14.03.2016. Most of the Corporate Office orders on contract workers are being violated in Maharashtra circle.  Severe victimisations have also imposed on contract workers, who raised their voice against the exploitations. When the Extended CEC meeting took place at Ahmed Nagar, with the guidance of the GS, BSNLEU, the Maharashtra circle union of BSNLEU decided to conduct a protest action against the exploitation of the contract workers. Accordingly, a huge rally and meeting was conducted at CGM office at Mumbai yesterday the 14.03.2016. More than 800 contract workers and regular employees participated in this rally. The meeting was addressed by com. Animesh Mitra, GS, BSNLCCWF, com. Nalawade, CS, BSNLEU, com. V.A.Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF, com. Appa Gagre, circle president, BSNLEU, com. Mane, ACS, BSNLEU, and many others. CHQ heartily congratulates the Maharashtra circle union of BSNLEU, for taking this initiative. CHQ requests other circle unions also to make such interventions on the issues of the exploited contract workers.<<<views of the programme>>>

 

[15.03.2016]Election Campaign Started in AP Circle with a massive meeting at Vijayawada.

The campaign for 7th verification in AP Circle was started with the Extended Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU Vijayawada SSA on 14.3.2016 at Makineni Basava Punnaiyya Vignanakendram, Vijayawada. Com K.V.R.Mohana Rao District President presided. Com P. Asokababu Vice President ( CHQ), Com J.Sampath Rao AGS and CS, Com M.Taranath ACS  and Com L.Ramesh Babu DS have addressed detailing the efforts made by BSNLEU for uniting BSNL employees and for organising United struggles and the successes achieved in saving BSNL and in settling the demands.  The role played by BSNLEU in strengthening working class unity is highlighted.  More than 350 employees have attended the meeting. The mood of all those attended the meeting is to see that all the employees vote for BSNLEU and it achieves massive and unprecedented victory in the election on 10.5.2016 so that it helps in achieving better wage revision w.e.f. 01.01.2017, in reviving BSNL  and in settling pending and new demands.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[14.03.2016]Corporate Office issues letter, providing off net facility on 200 SIM. 

It is the achievement of BSNLEU that, all the Non-Executives are allotted with Rs. 200 SIM. However, off net calls (calls to other networks)  facility is not provided on this SIM. Hence, BSNLEU has been demanding that off net calls should be allowed in the Rs. 200 SIM. Corporate Office has issued letter on experimental basis, and with restrictions.<<view letter >>

 

[14.03.2016]Corporate Office letter on calling of options from qualified and trained Group D officials waiting for their absorption/promotion as Telecom Mechanics for want of vacancies.<<click here>>

 

[14.03.2016]BSNLEU organises  a very effective election campaign meeting at CGM office, Tamil Nadu circle.

BSNLEU organised a very effective election campaign meeting at Tamil Nadu circle CGM office today. Com.S.Chellappa, Circle president & AGS presided over the meeting. Com. Anbumani, District Secretary, welcomed everyone. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting. In his speech,  the GS explained at length, the steps taken by BSNLEU, jointly with other Unions and associations, for the revival of BSNL and also briefed the meeting of the improvements that have come in this regard. Further, the GS spoke on the steps taken by BSNL to settle the burning problems of the Non-Executives. CHQ heartily congratulates the district and circle unions for organising an excellent meeting.<<<view images>>>

[12.03.2016]International Women's Day celebrations at Mysuru, Karnataka circle.<<<views of the meeting>>>

[12.03.2016]BSNLEU and BSNL MS alliance to continue in the 7th Verification also.

CHQ is pleased to inform that, BSNLEU and BSNL MS have resolved to continue with their alliance in the forthcoming 7th Membership Verification also. BSNL MS has all along been the trusted ally of BSNLEU. The leadership of BSNL MS has assured that this alliance will continue in the 7th Membership Verification also. The Leadership of BSNLEU and BSNL MS will formally hold discussion at New Delhi on16-03-2016 and finalise the details.  

 

[12.03.2016]General Secretary and Dy. General Secretary on tour. Com.Kuldeep Singh, Assistant Treasurer will be in the CHQ.

Circle and District Secretaries are requested to note please. From today onwards, both the General Secretary and the Dy.General Secretary will be on tour, connected with the 7th Membership Verification. Com.Kuldeep Singh, Assistant Treasurer will be available in the CHQ. In case of urgent matters, General Secretary maybe contacted over mobile. 

 

[12.03.2016]Protest Action observed as per the call of the Central Trade Unions/ Forum.

As per the call of the Central Trade Unions and the Forum, Protest Action has been observed throughout the country on 10th March, against the anti-labour policies of the Modi government, and also on the issues connected with the revival of BSNL. Only some comrades have sent the report. Others are also requested to send reports and photos without delay.<<<views of the programme>>>

 

[12.03.2016]BSNLEU and SNATTA decided to unitedly fight the 7th Membership Verification. 

We are extremely happy to announce that BSNLEU and SNATTA have decided to unitedly fight the forthcoming 7th Membership Verification. An agreement to this effect has been signed by com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and com. Anup Mukherjee, GS, SNATTA. Both the organisations have resolved to unitedly take efforts to resolve the genuine grievances of the Non-Executives. BSNLEU, which has resolved many burning issues of the Directly Recruited TTAs, has assured to sort out the remaining issues of the DR TTAs.

 

[11.03.2016]Corporate Office letter on conduct of 7th membership verification of non-executives unions in BSNL - extension of trade union facilities for the verification period.<<click here>>

 

[11.03.2016]Corporate Office letter on conduct of 7th membership verification process - Final list of applicant unions regarding.<<click here>>

 

[11.03.2016]Coordination Committee of Public Sector Trade Unions (Affiliated to CITU) meeting held at New Delhi today.

Coordination Committee of Public Sector Trade Unions (Affiliated to CITU) meeting held at New Delhi today, the 11.03.2016. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, participated in this meeting as a special invitee. The meeting mainly discussed about the strategy to face the onslaughts of the Modi government on the Public Sector Companies. Especially this meeting is taking place after the announcement of the government to go in for strategic sale of the Public Sector Companies. The GS, BSNLEU, addressed the meeting and explained the struggles being unitedly conducted by all the Unions and Associations of BSNL, under the banner of the Forum, for the revival of BSNL. He also sought the cooperation of other Public Sector Trade Unions in this regard.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[11.03.2016]Payment of GPF advance without delay – Circle Secretaries are requested to take necessary steps.

It is a serious problem that employees are not getting payment of GPF advance on time. This has become a recurring problem. The BSNL Management says that the DoT is not making timely reimbursement of the amount spent by BSNL, for payment of GPF advance, is the main reason for the problem. As a result of this, Corporate Office is not able to allot funds to circles on time for the payment of GPF advance. Of late, the Corporate Office has given an instruction to all the CGMs on this matter. According to this, the CGMs should take efforts to get timely reimbursement from the CCAs, of the money spent by them for the payment of GPF advance. They should also send a “No Due” certificate in this to the Corporate Office every month. Only the circles which send such “No Due” certificate will get funds from the Corporate Office. After issuing of this instructions, Rs.1,000  crore which remained outstanding to be reimbursed by the DoT, got dramatically reduced to a mere Rs.50 crore. Hence, all circle secretaries are requested to take necessary steps in this regard. They should ensure that whatever amount spent by their CGM, for the payment of GPF advance, is reimbursed by the CCA without any delay. This step by the circle unions are very essential to ensure that our employees get GPF payment every month. 

[11.03.2016]International Women’s Day celebrations in Tamil Nadu circle.<<view images>>

[11.03.2016]Com. Naresh Lal, circle secretary, BSNLEU, Jharkhand, bereaved.

CHQ is shocked to receive the news, that com. Naresh Lal, circle secretary, BSNLEU, Jharkhand, lost his daughter yesterday evening. The girl has been unwell for sometime, and the treatments given did not save her. CHQ expresses it's grief, and conveys it's heartfelt condolences to com. Naresh Lal, all his family members, friends and relatives. We hope that com. Naresh Lal will soon come out of this shock.

 

[10.03.2016]A detailed note on the proceedings of the 34th meeting of the National Council, held on 10.03.2016.<<click here>>

[10.03.2016]DoT writes to the CMD BSNL with regards to the issuing of Presidential orders to the left out officials, as demanded by BSNLEU.

BSNLEU has written to the DoT, demanding expeditious issuing of Presidential Orders to the left out officials. Based on this DoT has written to the CMD BSNL, directing to immediately furnish details of the left out officials for whom Presidential Orders are to be issued.<<view DoT letter>>

 

[10.03.2016]Celebration of International Women’s Day, by BSNLEU in various parts of the country, as per the call of the CHQ.

March 8th is the International Women’s Day. The Ahmed Nagar Extended CEC meeting decided that this day should be observed by the Circle and District Unions of BSNLEU in a befitting manner. Accordingly the CHQ gave call for observing the International Women’s Day. It is heartening to note that the International Women’s Day has been observed enthusiastically in many places. The following are the views of the function celebrated in various circles.<<view images>>

 

[10.03.2016]Six private telecom companies cheat government of License Fee, to the tune of Rs. 12,400 crore. 

The CAG has stated that 6 private telecom companies have cheated the government of it's  income to the tune of Rs. 12,400 crore. These companies are, Reliance Communications, Tata, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and Aircel. The CAG has stated that these companies have understated their income by Rs. 46,000 crore,  between 2006-07 and 2009-10, and thereby have cheated the government of it's share in the revenue,  to the tune of Rs. 12,400 crore. It may be noted that the telecom companies are paying a share of their revenue as License Fee to the government. 

 

[09.03.2016]BSNLEU, Rajasthan circle started it’s campaign for 7th Membership Verification with a massive meeting at Jaipur.

BSNLEU, Rajasthan circle has started it’s campaign for 7th Membership Verification with a massive meeting at Jaipur. The meeting was presided over by com. S.K. Vijay, and com. P.K. Jain, DS, Jaipur, welcomed every one. More than 600 workers attended the meeting. Com. Suresh Agarwal, DS, BSNL MS, com. Rasheed Khan, AGS, TEPU, com. Ashok Pareek, CS, Rajasthan, com. Vijay Singh, Org. Secretary (CHQ) and com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting. The General Secretary explained in detail about the contributions of BSNL during the past three years to revive BSNL, to stop the an