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Text Box: BSNL List  of Holidays Calendar - 2017

 
  
   
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 22.01.2018 [18:10 hrs]

 

March to Sanchar Bhawan

on 23.02.2018.

 

Organise and participate massively.

 

 

CHQ’s new website alone will be available from 23.01.2018.

All comrades are requested to kindly note that BSNLEU’s new website bsnleu.in alone will be available from 23.01.2018. The existing website bsnleuchq.com will be discontinued with effect from the above mentioned date.    

 

[22.01.2018]BSNLEU’s new website bsnleu.in will be operated in a full-fledged manner from tomorrow onwards.

Due to the advancement of technology, it became incumbent on the part of BSNLEU also, to run it’s website with updated technology. Thus, the new website bsnleu.in was started at the time of our last CEC meeting, held at New Delhi. This new website is mobile friendly, and is having a lot of new features. The old website, i.e., bsnleuchq.com was started on 21.09.2005 and has served our organisation for the last 12 years. It has been a great tool to educate not only our members, but the entire BSNL Non-Executives and Executives. Everything changes and we also have to change. Let us march ahead. Good bye to bsnleuchq.com. 

 

[22.01.2018]BSNL’s market share is 10.15%.

As per the statement of TRAI, as of 31st November, 2017, the total telephone connections in the country stood at 1186.29 million. Out of this, BSNL’s connections were 120.39 million. According to this BSNL’s market share comes to 10.15%, and BSNL is placed in the 5th place according to market share. The market shares of other operators are as follows:- 

 

Bharti Airtel  : 24.74% ; Vodafone : 17.80% ; Idea : 16.36%  and Reliance Jio : 12.82%  

 

[22.01.2018]CMD BSNL bereaved.

Shri Narottam Prasad Shrivastava, aged 86, father of Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, passed away in a Bhopal hospital today. He has been ailing for some time. We offer our heartfelt condolences to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, and to his family.

 

 

[22.01.2018]Com. A.K. Solanki, District Secretary, WTR, Gujarat, passed away.

CHQ is extremely saddened to know that Com. A.K. Solanki, District Secretary, WTR, Gujarat circle, has passed away early morning today, due to heart attack. He was 59 years old. BSNLEU pays it’s respectful homage to Com. A.K. Solanki and conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to the family members, friends and relatives of the departed comrade.

 

[22.01.2018]Scientists deeply pained by BJP Minister’s claim.

                                            

It has been recognised by the scientific community throughout the world that, Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution of man is scientifically correct. However, the Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Satyapal Singh has stirred a controversy by claiming that the theory of evolution of man was scientifically wrong and that, it should be removed from the school and college books. The minister has also claimed that the books written by our fore fathers did not say that, they saw an ape turning into a man. The Indian National Science Academy, The National Academy of Sciences and The Indian Academy of Science have criticised the statement made by the Minister. Scientists and students from institutions across the country have strongly condemned the statement of the Minister. The statement of the Minister is seen as a part of the larger agenda of the RSS, to change the text books, to suite it’s communal agenda.  

  

[22.01.2018]BSNLEU writes to the Management, demanding a discussion jointly with the GM (SR) and the CGM (Legal) on the right of nominating ‘non-members’ to the councils.

BSNLEU is continuously demanding the removal of the curtailment that has been imposed on the Recognised Union to nominate ‘non-members’ to the councils. In continuation of the discussion that BSNLEU had with the GM (SR) and CGM (Legal) last week, the Union has written to the GM (SR), demanding a discussion jointly with the GM (SR) and the CGM (Legal).<<view letter>> 

 

[22.01.2018]Madhya Pradesh circle union organises an inspiring convention of the DR JEs.

BSNLEU, Madhya Pradesh circle, organised an inspiring convention of the DR JEs at Indore yesterday. Totally , 110 comrades attended the convention, including 54 DR JEs. Com. M.K. Tavrech, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Indore, welcomed everyone. Com. B.S. Raghuvanshi, Circle President, presided over. Com. Prakash Sharma, CS, BSNLEU, Madhya Pradesh, delivered the introductory speech. Thereafter, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, spoke at length on the efforts taken by BSNLEU to get justice to the 2,700 DR JE selected candidates, the role played by BSNLEU in settling important issues of the JE (erstwhile TTA) cadre, efforts being taken for the revival of BSNL, struggle against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company, anti-worker and pro-corporate policies of the government, etc. Thereafter, 15 DR JEs participated in the discussion and elucidated their views brilliantly. It was heartening to note that many of the participants gave valid suggestions to improve the quality of services. Ultimately, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, summed up the discussion and replied to the various queries raised by the DR JEs. The General Secretary also assured that their suggestions for improvement of the services would be taken up with the highest level of BSNL Management. The meeting came to an end with rousing slogans. CHQ heartily congratulates the Madhya Pradesh circle union for successfully organising a very effective convention of the DR JEs.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[22.01.2018]Payment of IDA at revised rates from 01.01.201- BSNL endorses DPE orders.<<click here>>

 

[20.01.2018]Meeting between the representatives of BSNLEU and CMD BSNL on 19.01.2018.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Ramesh Chand, Org. Secretary (CHQ), had meeting with Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, yesterday and discussed the following issues:-

 

(1)   On damaging of BSNL’s cables.

The Union representatives urged upon the CMD BSNL to take necessary steps to stop the extensive damages being caused to BSNL’s optic fibre cables, as well as copper cables. They pointed out that the cables of private operators are not being damaged the way in which BSNL’s cables are being damaged. It was also pointed out that the authorities at the circle and district levels should take sufficient precautionary steps, to stop our cables being damaged, and also immediate criminal proceedings should be initiated whenever our cables are damaged. The CMD BSNL assured that needful action would be taken.  

 

(2)   Short supply in FTTH equipments / materials.

The Union representatives pointed out that there is very good demand for BSNL’s FTTH connections from the public, whereas BSNL is not able to provide the connections on time, due to acute short supply of equipments, such as 12 volt battery, UPS, Splitters (1×2) and (1×4), etc. The CMD BSNL assured that needful action would be taken to overcome the short supply.

 

(3)    Representation for BSNLEU in Pension and Gratuity Fund Trusts.

The Union representatives regretfully pointed out that BSNLEU, which is the largest trade union organisation of the employees in BSNL, has not been provided with representation in the Pension and Gratuity Fund Trusts. They also told that no action has been taken, even after the attention of the Management has already been drawn in this regard, many months ago. The CMD BSNL assured to look into this and to take necessary steps.

 

[20.01.2018]Discussion between BSNLEU and the CGM (Legal), BSNL CO.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Ramesh Chand, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met Shri H.C. Pant, CGM (Legal), BSNL CO, yesterday and discussed the following issues:-

 

(a) Right of the Recognised Union to nominate members to the councils.

Even after the conclusion of the case, that had been lingering on in the Ernakulam High Court, BSNL Management is not accepting non-members being nominated by the Recognised Union, to the councils. BSNLEU has already raised this issue a number of times. However, the Management continues to deny nomination of non-members to the councils. This issue was discussed in detail with the Shri H.C. Pant, CGM (Legal) yesterday. And the end of the meeting it was decided that another round of discussion would be held shortly between BSNLEU, CGM (Legal) and the GM (SR), to find a solution to this issue.

 

(b) Denial of representation to the Main Recognised Union in Pension and Gratuity Fund Trusts.

In addition to the discussion held with the CMD BSNL, this issue was also discussed with the CGM (Legal). BSNLEU explained in detail it’s justification for making the claim. The CGM (Legal) assured that the matter would be looked into.

 

[20.01.2018]BSNLEU demands to hold 36th meeting of the National Council in March, 2018.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Ramesh Chand, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met Shri A.M. Gupta, GM(SR), yesterday and demanded that the 36th meeting of the National Council should be conducted in the month of March, 2018. They pointed out that only one meeting of the National Council has been held after the 7th Membership Verification, and demanded that, atleast hereafter the National Council meeting should be held once in three months. The GM (SR) assured to take needful action to hold the NC meeting in March, 2018.

 

[20.01.2018]RSS is planning to remove Virjesh Upadhyay, from the post of General Secretary of BMS.

Today’s Times of India has reported that the RSS is greatly annoyed with Virjesh Upadhyay, the General Secretary of BMS, and it is on the way of removing him from the post. The anti-BJP and anti-Modi government stand, being taken by Virjesh Upadhyay is said to be the reason, as per the report. However, fact remains that the BMS, which claims to be the biggest trade union in India, has dissociated with other Central Trade Unions. BMS did not join the last two General Strikes that had taken place in 2015 and 2016, opposing the anti-worker and pro-corporate policies of the Modi government. Further, the BMS also did not participate in the historic “Mahapadav” that shook Delhi on 09th, 10th & 11th November, 2017. Both these struggles were organised by the entire Central Trade Unions. The BMS did not participate in these struggles, because both the BMS and the BJP belong to the RSS family. Despite this being the fact, even one or two speeches made by Virjesh Upadhyay, General Secretary of BMS, criticising the policies of the Modi government, are not acceptable to the RSS. RSS claims itself to be a “non-political”, “cultural” organisation. As such, why it should intervene in the functioning of a trade union?

 

[19.01.2018]BSNLEU writes to the CMD BSNL on extensive damaging of BSNL’s cables.

Satisfactory services to the customers are getting affected to a great extent due to extensive damaging of BSNL’s OFC and Copper cables. BSNLEU has already taken up this issue with the then Hon’ble Minister for Communications & IT and with the BSNL Management. However, much improvement is not observed. Hence, BSNLEU has once again written to the CMD BSNL and Director (CFA) demanding suitable action.<<view letter>>

 

[19.01.2018]BSNLEU writes to the CMD BSNL on the deprivation of representation to BSNLEU in the Pension Fund Trust and Gratuity Fund Trust.

BSNLEU, the Main Recognised Representative Union, which represents the substantial number of Directly Recruited Non-Executives, is deprived of due representation in the Pension Fund Trust and Gratuity Fund Trust. BSNLEU has already taken up this issue with the CMD BSNL. Since no action is taken so far, once again BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

[19.01.2018]BSNLEU writes to the Management on non-availability of equipments / materials for the provisioning of FTTH connections.

BSNL’s FTTH connections are in good demand from the customers, obviously due to the better quality of service. However, at the field level, much delay is experienced in providing FTTH connections to the customers, due to non-availability of equipments / materials. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding suitable action.<<view letter>>

 

[19.01.2018]BSNLEU writes to the GM (Rectt.), BSNL CO., demanding approval for filling up the unfilled vacancies of 2016 DR JE recruitment.

8 posts of DR JEs, pertaining to the 2016 DR JE recruitment are lying vacant in Tamil Nadu circle. These vacancies have arisen due to the non-joining of selected candidates. Tamil Nadu circle has sought the approval of Corporate Office to fill up these vacancies. BSNLEU has written to the GM (Rectt.), BSNL CO., demanding immediate approval.<<view letter>>

 

[19.01.2018]Corporate Office letter on updated FAQ on Constitution of National/Circle/Local Councils.<<View letter>> <<annexure>>

 

[19.01.2018]CHQ Hindi circular no.9 dated 16.01.2018.<<view circular>>

 

[19.01.2018]Narendra Modi government’s aggressive disinvestment agenda.

Moving aggressively ahead, to implement it’s agenda of disinvestment / privatisation of the Public Sector Undertakings, the Central Government has decided to raise Rs.30,000 crore, through disinvestment of the shares of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL). With this the disinvestment target of the government for the current year is expected to reach Rs.90,000 crore. Last year, the government realised Rs.46,000 crore through disinvestments. Media reports say that the government may fix a target to get Rs.1 lakh crore through disinvestments in the next financial year. It may also be noted that the government is going ahead with the sale of Air India, despite objections raised by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport.      

 

[18.01.2018]Corporate Office constitutes Committee for the Restructuring of Non-Executive cadres of Telecom Factories.

BSNLEU has been continuously pressurising the Management to complete the Restructuring of the industrial cadres. In this connection, BSNLEU has been pointing out that the report submitted by the Restructuring Committee of Telecom Factories in 2007, has not been implemented fully. This issue was once again raised by BSNLEU in the 35th (adjourned) meeting of the National Council held on 13.11.2017. After detailed discussion, the Management Side replied that, it would re-examine the Restructuring of the Non-Executives in Telecom Factory. According to this decision, the Corporate Office has constituted a Committee, consisting of 5 officers, to look into the Restructuring of the Non-Executive cadres of the Telecom Factories. The Committee has been directed to submit it’s report within 3 months. BSNLEU will submit it’s charter of demands to this Committee, with regards to the demands on Restructuring of the Industrial Cadres.<<view letter>>

 

[18.01.2018]Accommodation arranged for March to Sanchar Bhawan programme – will be allotted on first come – first served basis.

Accommodation has been arranged by the CHQ for the comrades who are coming from far away circles (not nearby circles) to participate in the March to Sanchar Bhawan on 23.02.2018. The accommodation is arranged for 22nd & 23rd February, 2018. However, CHQ has been able to book accommodation only for 750 comrades. Circle Secretaries are requested to immediately inform the CHQ about their requirement for accommodation. It is also informed that accommodation will be allotted on “first come - first served” basis. So, only those who inform the CHQ first, will get the accommodation.

 

[18.01.2018]Hold the 36th meeting of the National Council without delay – demands BSNLEU.

BSNLEU has already demanded the GM (SR), BSNL CO., to hold the 36th meeting of the National Council in March, 2018. The Union has told the GM (SR) that only one meeting of the National Council has been held in the past 19 months, which was undesirable. BSNLEU has written to the GM (SR) to positively hold the next NC meeting in March, 2018.<<view letter>>

 

[18.01.2018]Granting of 1st promotion under NEPP after 4 years, in respect of TSMs regularised after 01.10.2000 – Corporate Office sends reminder to the CGMs.  

BSNLEU is continuously demanding that the Hon’ble CAT order in respect of granting 1st NEPP to the TSMs regularised after 01.10.2000. The Hon’ble CAT has directed that these employees should be granted 1st promotion under NEPP, on completion of 4 years. BSNLEU is continuously demanding that this order of the Hon’ble CAT should be implemented for all the TSMs regularised after 01.10.2000, and not only to the litigants. However, the implementation of this demand is being delayed, on the plea of ascertaining the financial implication. Corporate Office has once again sent reminder to the CGMs, calling for the inputs. Circle Secretaries are requested to take up the issue with their respective CGMs and to pressurise them to send the requisite inputs to the Corporate Office at the earliest.<<view letter>>

 

[18.01.2018]Date of the March to Sanchar Bhawan is 23.02.2018.

The original date for the March to Sanchar Bhawan was fixed as 28-02-2018. Subsequently, it is changed to 23-02-2018, in view of the Holi festival. This is already intimated through our website updating. Since the notice for the agitation was prepared before the change of date and many General Secretaries had already signed it. That is why date of the March to Sanchar Bhawan is mentioned as 28-02-2018 in the notice. Necessary correction in this regard has already been made. March to Sanchar Bhawan will be held only on 23-02-2018. Circle Secretaries are requested to immediately inform CHQ, the number of comrades coming from each circle. 

 

[18.01.2018]Prime Minister Narendra Modi should keep in mind that Israel is a country which does not respect the United Nations.     

The Israel Prime Minister, Netanyahu has come to India. The Narendra Modi government is making a very big “pomp and show” for this visit. In reality, Israel is a rogue state, which has made aggressions and has occupied Palestinian lands. It is not showing any respect to a number of resolutions passed in the United Nations General Assembly, with overwhelming majority. Due to this reason, up to certain point of time, Israel was treated as an ‘untouchable’ by most of the nations of the world. However, due to the continuous pressure of the United States, many countries have started treating Israel with respect now. The UPA government under the Congress party, normalised India’s ties with Israel. After Narendra Modi becoming Prime Minister, India has gone very close to Israel. In this process, Israel’s arms producing corporates are the biggest gainers. Reports say that 41% of Israel’s arms exports are being made to India. Even during the present visit of Netanyahu, very big deals on arms, are going to be clinched. This is not good for the sovereignty of our country. It is a tragedy that, the ‘pseudo-patriots’ who raise a very big hue and cry about China, are silent about India’s undesirable closeness to Israel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi should keep in mind that Israel is a country which does not respect the United Nations.    

 

[17.01.2018]Notice for Satyagraha and Indefinite Work According to Rule served.

As per the decision of the “All Unions and Associations of BSNL”, 5 day Satyagraha and Indefinite Work According to Rule is being launched from 31.01.2018. The notice for this agitational programme is served on CMD BSNL today.<<view notice>>

 

[17.01.2018]Meeting between CMD BSNL and the Core Committee.

A meeting is held today between the CMD BSNL and the Core Committee today. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, BSNLEU, Com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA and Com.K.S. Kulkarni, AGS, NFTE, attended today’s meeting. In the meeting, the following information is given by the CMD BSNL.  

 

Financial results of BSNL for 2016 - 17.

The CMD BSNL shared some information with regards to BSNL’s financial results for the year 2016 – 17, which are encouraging. Operating profit (EBIDTA) is estimated to be Rs.1,684 crore and the net loss of the Company is estimated at Rs.4,700 crore. The CMD BSNL also informed that according to the new valuation mechanism, the net worth of BSNL is valued at Rs.34,319 crore and that, the net asset worth of the Company is estimated at Rs.91,684 crore.  

 

BSNL to roll-out 4G service on 31.01.2018.

The CMD BSNL informed that BSNL will announce the rolling-out of it’s 4G service on 31st January, 2018. He told that BSNL has demanded from the government, the allocation of 5MHz of 4G spectrum, in the 2100MHz bandwidth. The price of this 4G spectrum comes to Rs.16,000 crore. BSNL has demanded that 50% of this amount should be adjusted through capital infusion by the government, and the remaining 50% would be paid by BSNL in 10 equal instalments, said the CMD. He also told that the DoT is positive to the demand of BSNL, and that a final decision is expected to be taken soon. After allotment of 4G spectrum by the government, BSNL would install 10,000 BTSs for rolling-out 4G service. 

 

Core Committee members raised serious issues with the CMD.

In today’s meeting the members of the Core Committee raised certain serious issues with the CMD BSNL. They told that the issues of non-settlement of 3rd Pay Revision and formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company with an IAS officer as it’s CMD are seriously agitating the minds of the employees. Cancellation of the free calling from landlines on Sundays, as well as change in the timing of the night free calling, acute shortage of equipments for providing FTTH connections, frequent and large scale damaging of BSNL’s cables were taken to the notice of the CMD.

 

[17.01.2018]GS, BSNLEU holds discussion with the GM (Estt.), on implementation of the decisions taken in the formal meeting between BSNLEU and Director (HR), held on 08.01.2018.

As a follow-up to the discussion that took place in the formal meeting, held between BSNLEU and the Director (HR) on 08.01.2018, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri Keshav Rao, GM (Estt.) today, and reviewed the implementation of the agreed items. Shri A.K. Singh, DGM (Estt.) was also present. Details of the discussion are as follows:-

 

(a)   Restoration of the 25 day pay ceiling, for outdoor medical reimbursement.

The GM (Estt.) replied that in accordance with the decision taken in the meeting held with the Director (HR), file is already moved for the restoration of the 25 day pay ceiling for outdoor medical reimbursement.

  

(b)  Group B status and upgraded pay scale for Sr. Accountants, in accordance with the DoT letter.

Regarding this issue, the GM (Estt.) replied that file has already been received from the SEA Branch and that the matter is being processed.

 

(c)  Settlement of anomalies issue.

The GS explained that the issue is lying pending for in the DoT for a very long time, since BSNL has not provided the requisite information to the DoT. After discussion, the GM (Estt.) assured that, communication in this regard would be sent to the DoT shortly, based on whatever inputs that have been received from the circles.

 

 

(d) Restoration of 7100 pay scale to the Sr.TOAs, who are downgraded to 6550 pay scale.

In the meeting held with the Director (HR), it was decided that the matter was to be discussed with the GM (Estt.). In today’s meeting, the GS explained briefly about this issue. The GM (Estt.) listened to the version of the Union, and assured that the matter would be looked into appropriately.

 

 

(e) One time relaxation to the qualification prescribed to appear in the TT LDCE.

The GM (Estt.) informed the GS that a final decision on this issue would be taken only after receiving the requisite inputs from the circles. He also assured that this matter would be raised in the GM (HRs) conference to be held on 22.01.2018 and that the GM(HRs) would be told to send the details expeditiously.

 

 

(f)  Recovery of employees’ contribution of EPF arrears.

As per the decision taken in the meeting held with the Director (HR), BSNLEU has already provided a copy of the letter of the EPF Commissioner, Bhopal, wherein clear-cut direction has been given that, employees’ contribution of EPF arrears should not be recovered from the salary of the employees. On this issue, the GM (Estt.) replied that the requisite input is being collected from the circles. The GS requested him to expeditiously process the case.

 

[17.01.2018]Joint circular issued by the representatives of the working women's organisations.<<<click here>>>

 

[16.01.2018]Formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company is a 'Day Light Robbery' - CHQ circular no.9.<<view circular>>

 

[16.01.2018]Meeting of representatives of Working Women’s organisations held at New Delhi.

A meeting of the representatives belonging to the Working Women's Coordination Committees of CITU, CCGEW, AIIEA, BSNLEU, BEFI and FMRAI was held today, at CITU’s office in New Delhi. BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee is represented by Com. Chandra Prabha Muchhal, member of the committee from Haryana. Com. Ramesh Chand, Org. Secretary (CHQ) also attended the meeting. The meeting has held discussions on holding joint campaign on women’s issues. Other issues discussed include sexual harassment against women in work places and observing international women’s day on 08th March, 2018, to highlight women’s democratic rights. The meeting has also decided to plan a joint national campaign on violence against women, along with women’s organisations and other mass organisations.   

 

[16.01.2018]Corporate Office letter on withdrawal of Unlimited Free calling to any network on all Sundays from BSNL landline.<<<view letter>>>

 

[15.01.2018]Standing Committee of the National Council reconstituted.

After prolonged efforts taken by BSNLEU, the Standing Committee of the National Council has been reconstituted by the Management, and letter is issued. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, Com.Balbir Singh, President and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, are BSNLEU's representatives in the Standing Committee, which will review the implementation of the decisions of the National Council.<<<view letter>>>

 

[15.01.2018]Standing Committee meeting being held on 24.01.2018.

The newly reconstituted Standing Committee of the National Council is meeting on 24.01.2018, for which Corporate Office has issued the notification. We thank Shri A.M.Gupta, GM (SR) who has taken action to promptly hold the meeting. Review of the decisions taken in the 35th meeting of the National Council, held on 11-05-2017 and 13-11-2017, will be undertaken in this meeting.<<<view letter>>>

 

[15.01.2018]Minutes issued by the Corporate Office, for the formal meeting, held between BSNLEU and the Director (HR) on 08-01-2018.

Corporate Office has issued the minutes for the formal meeting, held between BSNLEU and the Director (HR) on 08-01-2018. Certain important issues were discussed in the meeting. The Director (HR) has fixed responsibilities to each of the seven GMs who attended the meeting, for the settlement of the issues. CHQ is following up with those officers regularly.<<< view letter >>>

 

[13.01.2018]The March to Sanchar Bhawan should send the right message to the government - Each district union should send maximum number of comrades - Figures should be given to the CHQ latest by 20-01-2018.

The government is launching a series of attacks on BSNL and it's employees. Denial of Wage Revision, breaking BSNL by forming the Subsidiary Tower Company, reduction of the retirement age, etc., have to be stopped. We have to fight back with all our strength. The March to Sanchar Bhawan on 23-02-2018 should give the right message to the government. Hence, it should be organised with the widest possible mobilisation. CHQ calls upon each and every district union to send the maximum number of comrades for Sanchar Bhawan March. The number of comrades coming from each circle, should be intimated to the CHQ latest by 20.01.2018.

 

[13.01.2018]Four senior most judges of the Supreme Court accuse that sensitive cases are not being handed over to them.

In a totally unprecedented move, four senior most judges of the Supreme Court, revolted against the Chief Justice of India yesterday. Justice J. Chelemeswar, who is the senior most judge of the Supreme Court, next to the Chief Justice, together with justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph conducted a press meet yesterday, to air their views. They accused that “cases of far-reaching importance to the nation” were being selectively given to junior judges, and that senior judges were being ignored. The one case that has made the four senior-most judges to revolt is, the one related to ‘the mysterious death of judge B.H.Loya’. The CBI special court judge, B.H.Loya, died under mysterious circumstances last year, and his family members had raised suspicion about his death. It is also very important to note that, at the time of his death, judge B.H.Loya was hearing the fake encounter pawn you case of “Sohrabuddin Sheikh”, in which the BJP President, Amit Shah is the main accused. Before conducting the press conference, the four judges approached the Chief Justice, and requested him to take corrective steps, which was not accepted. The Supreme Court is the guardian of the Constitution and democracy in our country. At a time when the democracy of the nation is under attack, it is worrying to note that, allegations have surfaced regarding the fairness and transparency of the Supreme Court.

 

[12.01.2018]CHQ demands that the circle administrations should provide monthly district wise break-up figures for the CHQ quota.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), met Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR) today, and expressed their unhappiness that, despite the repeated requests made by the Union, the circle administrations are not sending monthly district wise break-up figures for the CHQ quota, being remitted through NEFT. In this regard, they requested the GM (SR) that Corporate Office should once again give direction to the circle administrations to provide the CHQ with the monthly statement with the above mentioned figures. The GM (SR) assured to do the needful. 

 

[12.01.2018]BSNLEU demands early removal of the deadlock, in issuing revised minutes of the Designations Committee meeting.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), met Shri Ashutosh Gupta, GM(Restg.) today and enquired about the progress in releasing the revised minutes of the Designations Committee meeting, that was held on 26.09.2017. The GM (Restg.) expressed practical difficulties in issuing a revised minutes. Instead, he suggested that one more meeting of the Designations Committee could be conduced to resolve the issue. In that case, the meeting should be conducted without delay, urged the Union representatives, which was agreed to by the GM (Restg.).

 

[12.01.2018]Date of March to Sanchar Bhawan changed as 23-02-2018, in view of Holi.

The All Unions and Associations of BSNL had fixed 28-02-2018 as the date for March to Sanchar Bhawan. However, difficulties are expressed by comrades in the availability of train tickets, in view of Holi, which falls on 1st and 2nd March. In view of this, the Steering Committee, in consultation with all the unions and associations, has now fixed 23-02-2018 as the date for the March to Sanchar Bhawan. Inconvenience caused due to the change in date is regretted. Comrades are requested to book their tickets immediately, and to make the March to Sanchar Bhawan programme, a big success.

 

[12.01.2018]Standing Committee of the National Council to meet on 24.01.2018.

Due to the consistent efforts taken by BSNLEU, the Standing Committee of the National Council is getting reconstituted and the first meeting of the reconstituted Standing Committee is taking place on 24.01.2018. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, Com. Balbir Singh, President and Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS are the Staff Side members of BSNLEU in the Standing Committee.

 

[12.01.2018]General Secretary introduces the new circle office bearers to the CGM, Himachal Pradesh.

                

On the successful conclusion of the Himachal Pradesh circle conference, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri Naresh Sharma, CGM, Himachal Pradesh, yesterday and introduced the new circle office bearers to the CGM. Com. Amarjeet Singh, Circle President, Com. K.C. Panwar, Circle Secretary, Com. A.S. Kaundal, Circle Treasurer, Com. Sukh Dev Sharma, Circle Vice President and Com. B.S. Thakar, Assistant Circle Secretary were introduced to the CGM. The CGM congratulated the newly elected office bearers. Shri Dorje, GM (HR), Himachal Pradesh was present in the meeting. The newly elected office bearers assured their fullest cooperation to the circle administration on the issue of improving services and revenue collection.

 

[11.01.2018]Meeting with GM (Trg. & Estt.), BSNL.

Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com. Animesh Mitra, VP (CHQ), met Shri Keshav Rao, GM (Trag. & Estt.), BSNL CO on 10.01.2018 and discussed the following items:-

 

(1) To give necessary approval for change of Holiday on 15th January, 2018 from 14th January, 2018, as “Makar Sankranti” for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circle.

The State Government of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state has declared “Makar Sankranti” as holiday on 15th January, 2018. Earlier, the Circle Heads of both the circles had notified “Makar Sankranti” as holiday on 14th January, 2018, in view of the recommendations of the Central Government Employees Co-ordination Committee. Since, the State Government have now decided to change of the date of the holiday of “Makar Sankranti” from 14th January, 2018 to 15th January, 2018, and the Central Government Employees Co-ordination Committee has also recommended to change of the date, the Circle Management forwarded the proposal to the BSNL CO for approval under clause 4 of the Corporate Office letter. The GM (Trg. & Estt.) assured to look into the matter.

 

(2) Arrangement for phase-I JAO training of departmental candidates against LICE of J&K circle.

The J&K circle has requested the CGM, NATFM, Hyderabad to arrange phase-I JAO training of the departmental candidates against LICE. Since, the CGM, NATFM has not allotted any seats to the circle, the union representatives requested the GM (Trg.) to intervene. The GM (Trg.) assured to take necessary steps in this regard.

 

(3)   Continuation of GPF to the TSMs in West Bengal circle.

The TSMs are governed by GPF rule and they were contributing their GPF in West Bengal circle before formation of BSNL and till introduction of ERP. The circle administration of West Bengal discontinued to recover GPF for TSMs, stating that no instructions are available with them after ERP introduction in the circle. The circle has forwarded the matter to BSNL CO for clarification. The union representatives request the GM (Estt.) to give necessary clarification immediately. The GM (Estt.) assured to look into the matter.

 

[11.01.2018]CITU State Committee, Himachal Pradesh, made excellent arrangements for the resounding success of BSNLEU circle conference.

The responsibility of making the arrangements for conducting the Himachal Pradesh circle conference, fell squarely on the shoulders of the CHQ, after the de-recognition of our Himachal Pradesh circle union. In this regard, CHQ sought the  help of the Himachal Pradesh State Committee of the CITU. Accepting our CHQ's request, CITU comrades had made excellent arrangements for holding the two day conference at Shimla. It is important to state that, the arrangements had been made with the least expenditure. All the delegates, who attended the circle conference, appreciated the excellent arrangements that had been made, in respect of conference hall, food, and staying arrangements. After the conference is over,  Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, together with the newly elected circle president, circle secretary, circle treasurer and other circle office bearers, visited the CITU State Committee Office at Shimla, and heartily thanked Com. Prem Gautam, State Secretary, Com. Jagat Ram, State President and Com. Vijender Mehra, for all the helps that they had extended, to make the conference a resounding success.

 

[11.01.2018]Himachal Pradesh circle conference concluded with unanimous election of office bearers.

The two day Himachal Pradesh circle conference, which started yesterday, has got concluded successfully. At the end of the delegates session, election of office-bearers took place. General Secretary and other leaders of the CHQ, effectively intervened, and ensured unanimous election of office bearers. Com. Amarjit Singh (DS, Dharamshala) is elected as President. Com.K.C.Panwar(DS, Shimla) is elected as Circle Secretary. Com.A.S.Kaundal(DS, Hamirpur) is elected as Treasurer. The unanimous election of office bearers generated tremendous enthusiasm among all the delegates who attended the Conference. Last month, CHQ withdrew the recognition of the Himachal Pradesh circle union, since the circle secretary had not conducted the circle conference, for five year. This action was taken as per the decision of the Delhi CEC meeting. Thereafter, General Secretary issued the notification for the Conference, based on which, the circle conference has been concluded with tremendous success.

[11.01.2018]Corporate Office letter on arrangement of pre-examination training to SC/ST/Minority candidates: LICE for promotion to JE(RY 2016).<<view letter>>

[11.01.2018]Corporate Office letter on furnishing of information on extension of gratuity to Casual Labour, who have retired / left organization / expired during the period from 01.10.2000 till date, in respect of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, J&K, Maharashtra, BBNW, ITPC, NCNGN, NETF, NFS, NTP, NTR, Telecom Stores, TF Mumbai.<<view letter>>

[10.01.2018]Enthusiastic Himachal Pradesh Circle Conference started at Shimla.

The two day circle conference of Himachal Pradesh circle, started at Shimla today. The Conference got kick-started with the hoisting of the Union flag by Com. Balbir Singh, President. Com.K.C.Panwar, district secretary, Shimla, welcomed every one. A presidium, consisting of Com.Balbir Singh, President and Com. R.S.Chauhan, Vice-President, presided over the Conference. Com.Prem Gautam, General Secretary, CITU, Himachal Pradesh, greeted the Conference. Members of the Presidium briefly addressed. Thereafter, Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, addressed the Conference and explained about various current issues. He fervently called upon the delegates to make the struggle of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL a total success, for the settlement of Wage Revision, rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company, stopping the reduction of the retirement age from 60 to 58, etc. He also touched upon certain unhealthy trends in our union in Himachal Circle, and appealed for taking the necessary corrective steps. After lunch, the delegates session started, and is going on.<<<views of the Conference>>>

 

[09.01.2018]All Unions and Associations met CMD BSNL to register protest against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company and appointment of an IAS officer as it's CMD.

As per the decision of the meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held yesterday, the representatives of All Unions and Associations met Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, today and registered their strong protest against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company and appointment of Shri Amit Yadav, Jt. Secretary (Admn.), DoT, as CMD of Subsidiary Tower Company. Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, BTEU, BSNLMS, TEPU, SEWA, BSNLOA, TOA BSNL and BSNL ATM participated in the discussion. The Unions and Associations in one voice expressed their severe protest for the appointment of an IAS officer as the CMD of the Tower Company. The Unions and Associations informed the CMD BSNL that they had already observed two strikes, against the decision of the Central Cabinet to form Subsidiary Tower Company. Still, the government has not reversed it's decision, and hence the Unions and Associations, have decided to intensify their struggles demanding the rolling back of Subsidiary Tower Company. The CMD BSNL could not give any convincing reply to the questions of the representatives. Further, the representatives pointed out that according to the decision of the government, to appoint Shri Amit Yadav as the CMD of the Tower Company, and the functional directors of BSNL would be the members of the Board of that Company, the status of BSNL Board is also downgraded. The CMD BSNL kept silent on that point. Since, General Secretary, BSNLEU, Com. P. Abhimanyu, has proceeded to Shimla to attend the circle conference of Himachal Pradesh. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, represented BSNLEU in this meeting.

 

[09.01.2018]More views of the lunch hour demonstration held at various circles on 08.01.2018.<<click here>>

 

[09.01.2018]Satyagraha Programme will be conducted at the All India, Circle and District levels.

The Satyagraha Programme will be conducted for five days from 30-01-2018. It should be organised at the All India, Circle and District levels. Separate instructions will be given by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, regarding how to conduct the programme. All Circle and District Secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to organise the programme massively, in coordination with the other constituents of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL.

[09.01.2018]Views of the lunch hour demonstration held at Corporate Office against the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company and appointment of an IAS officer as it’s CMD.<<click here>>

[09.01.2018]DR JEs Convention conducted by Tamil Nadu circle union of BSNLEU.

The Tamil Nadu circle union of BSNLEU took the unique initiative of organising a convention of the Directly Recruited JEs. It was held at Pondicherry on 07-01-2018. 100 DR JEs had given their commitment for attending the Convention. However, the lightning indefinite strike started by the State Bus Transport workers threw a very big problem. Virtually, the bus transport came to a standstill. Private bus operators were charging exorbitant rates from the passengers. It was under these circumstances that the Convention took place. Despite the odds, 49 DR JEs  attended the Convention. Com.S.Chellappa, AGS & Circle President, presided over and addressed. Com.Babu Radhakrishnan, circle secretary, and Com.A.Subramanian, district secretary, welcomed every one.  Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, addressed the Convention. He explained  about the efforts taken by BSNLEU, to overcome the road blocks created by the Minister and the DoT, in the recruitment of 2,700 DR JEs. He also explained in detail, how BSNLEU settled many serious problems of the DR JEs (erstwhile DR TTAs) in the past, like reducing  the qualifying service, from 10 years to 5 years, for appearing in the JTO exam, changing the designation from TTA to JE, ensuring opportunity to appear in the MT Exam, etc. Following the GS's speech, discussion by the DR JEs took place. Twelve DR JEs participated beautifully in the discussion, and put forth very valid views. Many of them expressed serious concerns, about the problems being faced, in improving the quality of service. General Secretary assured that the issues would be taken at the appropriate level, including the Board of Directors and the CMD BSNL. The Convention came to an end with the vote of thanks. CHQ heartily congratulates the Tamil Nadu circle union, for it's superb initiative.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[08.01.2018]Powerful protest demonstrations held throughout the country against the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company and appointment of an IAS officer as it’s CMD.

As per the call of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL”, powerful protest demonstrations held throughout the country against the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company and appointment of an IAS officer as it’s CMD. As the reports received from various circles, it is learnt that the Non-Executives and Executives have massively and aggressively participated in these demonstrations throughout the country.

 

[08.01.2018]Unanimous decisions taken in today’s meeting of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL” to intensify the struggles for achieving wage revision and for the ‘rolling back of the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company’.

“The All Unions and Associations of BSNL”, held it’s meeting at New Delhi today to discuss about the steps to be taken for intensifying the struggles for the settlement of 3rd Pay Revision and to ensure the ‘rolling back of the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company’. The meeting was attended by the General Secretaries / Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, BTEU, SEWA BSNL, AIGETOA, BSNL MS, TEPU, BSNL ATM and TOA BSNL. The meeting was presided over by Com. K. Jayaprakash, GS, FNTO. The following decisions are taken unanimously for intensifying the struggles to achieve the demands.

 

Struggle programme:

 

(1) Whole day satyagraha for 5 days from 30.01.2018. The starting of the satyagraha will be marked by the paying of ‘shradhanjali’ at Gandhi Samadi at New Delhi on 30.01.2018, by the leaders of the “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL”.

(2) ‘Indefinite Work According to Rule’ from 30.01.2018.

(3)  Massive “March to Sanchar Bhawan” on 28.02.2018.

(4) Leaders of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL” will take all out efforts to meet Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, the Secretary DoT and CMD BSNL, within a week’s time.

(5) The meeting entrusted to Com. G.L. Jogi, Leader, SNEA, and to Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, with the responsibility of exploring possibilities to take legal action to roll back the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company.

(6) A Steering Committee consisting of the General Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA and AIBSNLEA is formed to monitor the struggles.

(7) Meeting the leaders of political parties and Central Trade Unions, by 30.01.2018, to mobilise support in favour of the demands of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL”.

 

Charter of demands

(1)   Settle:-

(a)   3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment from 01.01.2017.

(b)   Settle pension revision.

(c)    Settle left-out issues of the 2nd PRC.

 

(2)   Roll back the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company.

(3)   No reduction in the retirement age from 60 to 58 and no VRS.  

 

[08.01.2018]BSNLEU's Formal Meeting with the Director (HR).

BSNLEU has sought for a formal meeting with the Director (HR) to discuss some burning issues and also some outstanding issues, lying pending for a long time. The meeting is held today in the chamber of the Director (HR). Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS participated in the meeting. From the Management Side, Ms.Sujata Ray, Director (HR), Shri Keshav Rao,GM(Estt.), Shri A.M.Gupta, GM(SR), Shri Ashuthosh Gupta,GM(Restg.), Shri P.D. Chirania, GM(CA) and Shri S.K.Sinha,GM(Admn.) and Shri Sunil Kumar,GM(FP).

 

The following issues, which are already notified to the Director (HR), were taken up for discussion:-

 

(1)   Formation of Joint Committee for negotiating wage revision.

BSNLEU has been demanding that the Joint Committee for wage negotiation should be formed, subsequent to the releasing of guidelines by the DPE, for revision of wages of the Non-Executives. The Director (HR) stated that BSNL had already written to the DoT, for the issuing of necessary clearance by the Administrative Ministry. It was further stated that, BSNL would once again send a reminder to the DoT.

 

(2)   Stopping recovery of employees’ contribution of EPF arrears.

BSNLEU bitterly complained that the decision taken in this regard, in the National Council meeting held on 11.05.2017, is yet to be implemented. The Director (HR) assured that the new GM (Estt.) would take immediate action on this issue. BSNLEU was requested to handover a copy of the letter of the EPF Commissioner, to the Management.    

 

(3)   Non-settlement of the grievances related to the implementation of NEPP.

It was stated by the Director (HR) that the Company is undergoing a severe financial crisis and that the financial year 2018 is going to be very tough. In view of this, it would be extremely difficult for the Management to accept any demand which would result in substantial financial outgo, said the Director (HR). She directed the GM (Estt.) to discuss the grievances with BSNLEU, keeping the overall financial condition of the Company into consideration.

 

(4)  Giving one time relaxation to the RMs without 10th std. qualification, for appearing in the Telecom Technician LDCE.

The Director (HR) directed the GM (Estt.) to collect the requisite inputs from the circles expeditiously, say within a period of 10 days. After collection of the inputs, Management will take decision on the demand of BSNLEU.

 

(5)   Conferment of Group B status and upgradation of pay scale to the Sr. Accountants, as per the CAT order.

BSNLEU is continuously pursuing this case. The DoT, vide it’s letter no.37-25/2016-SEA-(Legal) dated 31.10.2017, has informed BSNL that the Senior Accountants should be conferred with Group B status. In today’s meeting BSNLEU demanded that the Management should immediately take action to confer Group B status and to give upgraded pay scale to the Senior Accountants. The Director (HR) stated that the GM (FP) would do the needful speedily for the implementation of the demand.

  

(6)   Extension of Rs.429/- mobile plan to the Non-Executives.

The GM (Admn.) stated that only a week back he has received necessary communication from the SR Branch, with regards to the decision of the National Council on the subject. He stated that extension of Rs.429/- mobile plan to the Non-Executives is under process and would be done within 10 days.

  

(7)   Non-releasing of the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Committee on Change of Designation, that was held on 26.09.2017.

BSNLEU bitterly complained that the Management Side had unethically included certain aspects in the draft minutes, which were actually not accepted by the Staff Side in the meeting. These details are already given on our website. In today’s meeting, the Director (HR) assured that the corrected draft minutes would be released within a week’s time.  

 

BSNLEU heartily thanks the Director (HR) and the officers present in today’s meeting for taking positive decisions to resolve the pending issues.  

 

[08.01.2018]Director (HR) assures to positively review the reduction of the ceiling, for medical reimbursement with voucher, from 25 days to 23 days.

Recently, Management arbitrarily issued letter reducing the ceiling for medical reimbursement with voucher, from 25 days to 23 days. BSNLEU has already strongly protested this arbitrary reduction. In today’s meeting with the Director (HR), the GS and Dy.GS raised this issue and expressed their bitter opposition to the arbitrary action of the Management. The Director (HR) agreed to the view of BSNLEU and assured that the reduction of the ceiling would be positively reviewed. 

 

[08.01.2018]Director (HR) assures speedy action in the settlement of aberrations of pay, that arose in the 1st wage revision.

BSNLEU has already informed through website that settlement of this issue is lying pending with the DoT for a very long time, because BSNL has not provided the requisite inputs to the DoT. On hearing BSNLEU’s complaint, the Director (HR) seriously instructed the new GM (Estt.) to gather the requisite inputs from the circles and to send the same without delay to the DoT.

 

[08.01.2018]Corporate Office issues letter on increase in the existing rate of employer s contribution towards Superannuation pension scheme in respect of directly recruited employees of BSNL from 3% to 5% of basic pay plus DA per month w.e.f. 01.04.2017.<<view letter>>  

 

[06.01.2018]BSNLEU urges upon the GM (Restg.) to immediately release the minutes of the Designations Committee meeting held on 26.09.2017.

A meeting of the Designations Committee was held on 26.09.2017, wherein agreement was reached between the Management and the Staff Side, with regards to the new designations of the left out Non-Executive cadres. However, when the draft minutes of the meeting was released, a clause was inserted in that, by the Management Side, stating that duties and responsibilities of the Non-Executives would change, due to change in designations. This was objected to by Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and he declined to sign the draft minutes. Citing this as a reason, the Management Side has not released the minutes so far. BSNLEU has given a complaint to the Director (HR) that the Management Side was involved in an unethical practice of manipulating the minutes, and was inserting issues which were actually not discussed in the meeting and also not accepted to by the Staff Side. However, so far no action has been taken on this issue and the final minutes of the meeting was not yet released. As a result of this, the Change of Designations agreed to in the meeting held on 26.09.2017, are yet to be implemented. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), met Shri Ashutosh Gupta, GM (Restg.), yesterday, and expressed the extreme unhappiness of BSNLEU on the undue delay in releasing the “corrected” minutes of the meeting. The GM (Restg.) fully agreed with the Union representatives and assured that needful action would be taken to release the “corrected” minutes within a week’s time.

 

[06.01.2018]BSNLEU records it’s strong protest over the reduction of ceiling for outdoor medical claim from 25 days to 23 days.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), met Shri Keshav Rao, GM (Estt.), yesterday and expressed BSNLEU’s objection over the arbitrary reduction of the ceiling for outdoor medical claim without voucher, from 25 days to 23 days. The representatives recorded their strong protest that the Management had arbitrarily curtailed the medical facility of the employees, without discussing the issue with the Recognised Union. They pointed out that the reduction in the ceiling might save a few crore rupees to the Company, but it would deprive the needy employees of getting their outdoor medical expenditure sufficiently reimbursed. The GM (Estt.) assured that the objection and protest of BSNLEU would be taken to the “appropriate authority” of the Management for redressal.

 

[06.01.2018]BSNLEU urges upon the Management to take initiative to break the deadlock in the settlement of anomalies.

The representatives of BSNLEU who met Shri Keshav Rao, GM (Estt.), explained in detail to him about how the settlement of anomalies has been put into cold storage by the DoT, due to the inaction of BSNL Management. The issue is lying pending with the DoT for a very long period, since the BSNL Management has not sent the necessary inputs sought by the DoT. The BSNL Corporate Office had already written to all the CGM’s, calling for the number of affected employees in each circle. However, this feedback has not been given by the circles. Hence, BSNL is not able to reply to the DoT, and the settlement of anomalies issue is hanging fire. The GM (Estt.) assured that this issue would be discussed in the ‘GM (HR)s’ Conference’, to be held at BSNL Corporate Office on 22.01.2018.

 

[06.01.2018]Tamil Nadu circle union is organising DR JEs’ convention on 07.01.2018.   

The Tamil Nadu circle union of BSNLEU has taken the initiative to organise a convention of the DR JEs. This convention is being held at Pondicherry on 07.01.2018. DR JEs from all over Tamil Nadu circle are participating in this convention. Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, is addressing this convention. The current problems is being faced by the recently appointed DR JEs, as well as their future promotional prospects will be discussed with focus in this convention. CHQ heartily congratulates the Tamil Nadu circle union for taking this excellent initiative. 

 

[06.01.2018]Standing Committee of the National Council to be held on 24.01.2018.   

BSNLEU has been continuously insisting upon the BSNL Management to reconstitute the Standing Committee of the National Council, and also to convene it’s meeting at the earliest, so that the implementation of the decisions taken in the National Council meeting could be reviewed. Earlier, the SR Branch tentatively agreed to conduct this meeting on 18.01.2018. However, in view of the GM (HR)s’ Conference to be held at BSNL Corporate Office on 22.01.2018, the SR Branch sought for a change of date. In yesterday’s discussion with the representatives of BSNLEU and the GM (SR), it was decided to hold the meeting on 24.01.2018.

 

[05.01.2018]CEC meeting of BSNLEU to be held at Agartala on 03rd, 04th and 05th April, 2018.

As per the decision of the last CEC meeting, the next CEC meeting of BSNLEU is to be held at Agartala, Tripura state. The All India Centre has finalised the date of the Agartala CEC meeting as 03rd, 04th and 05th April, 2018. Notice for this meeting will be issued shortly. All circle secretaries and central office bearers are requested to immediately book their journey tickets. It is also to be noted that, other than CEC members, no one else would be allowed in the CEC meeting.   

 

[05.01.2018]Meeting of the “All Unions and Associations of BSNL” to be held on 08.01.2018.

The “All Unions and Associations of BSNL” is meeting at New Delhi on 08.01.2018. The meeting will take place in the office of FNTO. Next course of action to be taken in the wage revisions issue will be decided in this meeting. Importantly, this meeting is taking place after the appointment of an IAS officer as the CMD of the Subsidiary Tower Company. The meeting is expected to chalk out suitable action programme on this issue also.

 

[05.01.2018]Formal meeting with the Director (HR).

BSNLEU has sought for a formal meeting with the Director (HR), for which letter was given in the last week of December. Since, no date was fixed, Com. P. Abihmanyu, GS, met the Director (HR) on 03.01.2018, and discussed about the delay. Consequently, the date for the formal meeting has been fixed as 08.01.2018.

 

[05.01.2018]AIBDPA extends support for the demonstration on 08.01.2018 against the Subsidiary Tower Company.

The “All Unions and Associations of BSNL” has already given call to hold protest lunch hour demonstrations on 08.01.2018, against the appointment of an IAS officer as the CMD of the Subsidiary Tower Company. AIBDPA has called upon the pensioners to join these protest demonstrations. Circle and district secretaries are requested to note this and coordinate with the circle and district secretaries of AIBDPA, for the effective mobilisation of the pensioners in the protest demonstration.

 

[05.01.2018]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR) on the inordinate delay in the settlement of the anomalies issues.

BSNLEU is continuously taking up the issue of anomalies with the BSNL Management, as well as with the DoT. However, the matter is stuck-up in the DoT. BSNLEU has requested the Director (HR) to take needful action for the early resolution of the problem.<<view letter>>  

 

[04.01.2018]Com. M.K.Dave, AGS, left for Navsari.

Com.M.K.Dave, AGS, joined the CHQ on 18.12.2017, and has worked devotedly, braving the chill weather condition prevailing in Delhi. Even though, CHQ desired him to continue in the CHQ for some more time, he had to leave Delhi yesterday the 03-01-2018, in view of pressing domestic works. CHQ heartily thanks com.M.K.Dave, AGS, for his contribution.

 

[04.01.2018]BSNLEU’s new CHQ website to be operated in full-fledged manner from 22.01.2018.

The new website of the CHQ, bsnleu.in was inaugurated on 08.11.2017, in the CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at New Delhi. Presently, both the new website, as well as the old website are being operated simultaneously. However, from 22.01.2018 onwards, only the new website, viz., bsnleu.in will be operated. The old website, viz., bsnleuchq.com will be discarded. All comrades are requested to kindly make note of this.

 

[04.01.2018]Kerala and Tamil Nadu struggles of casual contract workers deferred.

Contract workers unions of Kerala circle had issued notification for going on indefinite strike from 05.01.2018, on the issues of wage revision as per the Labour Ministry order, recategorisation of works, payment of bonus, etc. Consequent to the agreement reached between the unions and the circle administration, this struggle has been deferred.

 

In Tamil Nadu circle, BSNLEU and TNTCWU conducted massive “Day and Night Dharnas” at the SSA level, on 27th and 28th December. Subsequently, indefinite hunger strike was started by BSNLEU and TNTCWU at the CGM Office from 02nd January, 2018. TMTCLU union also joined this struggle on 03rd January, 2018, onwards. Talks were held with Shri Y.N. Singh, GM (BFCI), who returned from leave today the 04.01.2018. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), Com. Rajamouli, Treasurer (NFTE) and Com. K.S. Kulkarni, AGS (NFTE), participated. The GM (BFCI) agreed to release the requisite funds tomorrow. At the circle level also, the CGM, Tamil Nadu circle held discussion with the leaders. Following this, the struggle has been deferred.

 

[04.01.2018]Achievement of targets in the mobile segment for the month of December, 2017.

BSNL Corporate Office has released the figures related to the achievement of targets in the mobile segment for the month of December, 2017. Some circles have performed extremely well were as many circles have not done so. We heartily congratulate the Kolkata circle which has achieved 279% of the target. The other circles which have done well are Chhattisgarh – 142% : Assam – 123% : Madhya Pradesh – 119% : Himachal Pradesh – 118% : A&N circle – 116% : Jharkhand – 114% : West Bengal – 105 %  and J&K – 104%. <<view CO letter>> <<Annexure-I>> <<Annexure-II>>

 

[04.01.2018]Hold protest lunch hour demonstrations on 08.01.2018, against the appointment of an IAS officer as the CMD of the Subsidiary Tower Company.

The unions and associations of BSNL are continuously opposing the formation of a Subsidiary Tower Company. A one day strike on 15.12.2016 and a two day strike on 12th & 13th December, 2017, have already been organised against the formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. Despite the stiff opposition from the entire BSNL employees, the government has appointed the CMD of the Subsidiary Tower Company. Further, it is shocking that an IAS officer is appointed as the CMD. This clearly shows that the Subsidiary Tower Company will remain under the control of the government and not under the control of BSNL. Hence, it is proved that through the Subsidiary Tower Company, the government is snatching away the entire mobile towers of BSNL. To express our immediate protest, “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL” have decided to organise protest lunch hour demonstrations on 08.01.2018, at the Corporate Office, Circle and District levels. Memorandum, addressed to the Secretary, DoT, shall also be submitted to the CGM’s on that day. The All Unions and Associations of BSNL is holding it’s meeting at 15:30 hrs. on 08.01.2018, to decide about the next course of action. Circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to effectively organise the lunch hour demonstrations, in coordination with the other constituents of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL”.  

 

[04.01.2018]Meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Council is to be held in the third week of January.

BSNLEU has been insisting upon the Management to reconstitute the Standing Committee of the National Council. The issue was once again discussed with Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), yesterday, by the representatives of BSNLEU, consisting of Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President and Com. M.K. Dave, AGS. During the discussion the GM (SR) agreed to conduct the meeting of the reconstituted Standing Committee in the 3rd week of January, tentatively on 18.01.2018.

 

[04.01.2018]Com. Ramesh Chand, Organising Secretary, CHQ, bereaved.

CHQ is saddened to hear that Smt. Bhagawati Devi, aged 85, mother of Com. Ramesh Chand, Organising Secretary, CHQ, has passed away today. CHQ conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to Com. Ramesh Chand, Org. Secretary (CHQ) and to all his family members. 

 

[03.01.2018]Meeting with the GM (Estt.).

CHQ office bearers, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President and com. M.K. Dave, AGS, met shri Keshav Rao, GM (Estt.) today, and discussed the following, with regards to the implementation of the decisions taken on certain issues, in the 35th meeting of the National Council:-

 

 

(1) One time relaxation in the eligibility conditions for appearing the Telecom Technician LDCE.

BSNLEU is continuously pressing upon the Management that a one time relaxation should be given for the 10th std. qualification, for appearing the Telecom Technician LDCE. In this regard, the Union representatives pointed out that the Management Side had agreed in the National Council meeting, to examine this issue after assessing the TT vacancies in the circles. They pointed out that so far no action is taken in this regard.

 

(2) Revision of wages of the casual labourers.

With regards to the implementation of the 7th CPC recommended CDA pay scale to the casual labourers of BSNL, it was pointed out that the Management Side agreed in the National Council meeting to take a re-look of the issue, within the shortest possible time. It was also pointed out that there is no progress in this case.     

 

(3) Payment of Medical Allowance on the basis of 78.2% IDA fixation benefit.

It was pointed out that the Management Side informed the National Council meeting that the issue was being examined and that, a decision would be taken within one month time. However, no progress is made in this issue, pointed out the Union representatives.

 

(4) One more opportunity to the draughtsmen for appearing JTO (Civil & Electrical).

It was pointed out that the Management Side has assured that the Establishment Branch would take appropriate action to hold the exam, and that no progress is made, pointed out the Union representatives.

 

(5)   Restructuring of Industrial Cadres.

The Union representatives pointed out that in the National Council meeting, Management Side assured to re-examine the Cadre Restructuring of Non-Executives in Telecom Factories, whereas no action has so far been taken.

 

Since, shri Keshav Rao, has taken over the charge of GM (Estt.) only a few days back, the Union representatives explained him about the complete details of the above mentioned issues, as well as the discussions taken place in the last National Council meeting on these issues. The GM (Estt.) keenly listened to the Union representatives and assured that needful action would be taken for the speedy implementation of the decisions taken in the National Council meeting.

 

[03.01.2018]Difficulties in getting appointments with the Director (HR) – General Secretary held discussion with the Director (HR).

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR) today, and expressed that BSNLEU is experiencing undue delay in getting appointments with her, for the discussion of staff issues. The GS explained about the details of such delays experienced so far. After discussion, the Director (HR) gave instruction to the PS that, meeting should be normally arranged within three days of receiving the requisition letter, in respect of issues which are already discussed. However, in case of emergency issues, no such procedure would be required, assured the Director (HR).  

 

[03.01.2018]Status of formation of the Joint Negotiating Committee for revision of wages of the Non-Executives.

BSNLEU has already urged upon the BSNL Management to immediately form the Joint Committee for negotiating the wage revision. BSNLEU has also demanded that wage negotiation should start without further delay, in view of the fact that notification has already been issued by the DPE. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ) and com. M.K. Dave, AGS, met shri A.M. Gupta, GM(SR), and enquired about the status of this issue. The GM (SR) replied that the Corporate Office has already written to the DoT, seeking necessary permission for starting wage negotiation.

 

[03.01.2018]Extension of Rs.429/- mobile plan to the Non-Executives.

It is already informed through this website that this issue was discussed in the last National Council meeting, as an outside agenda item, and that the Director (HR) agreed for the same. However, this decision was not mentioned in the minutes of the National Council meeting. Hence, BSNLEU has already written to the GM (SR) for the implementation of the decision. The status of this issue was discussed with GM (SR) by the representatives of BSNLEU today. The GM (SR) replied that necessary instruction has already been given in writing to the Admin. Branch, for the implementation of the decision.

 

[03.01.2018]Non-implementation of the National Council decision in respect of stopping the illegal recovery of employees’ contribution of EPF arrears.  

In the last National Council meeting, the Director (HR) directed the Management Side to implement the provisions of EPF Act on the matter. However, thereafter a dispute arose between the Establishment and the CA Branches, as to which Branch should handle the case. BSNLEU has already made a complaint to the GM (SR), regarding the non-implementation of the National Council decision. In today’s meeting with BSNLEU’s representatives, the GM (SR) stated that the CA Branch has been directed by the Director (HR) to implement the decision of the National Council.

 

[03.01.2018]Inordinate delay in the settlement of Compassionate Ground Appointments cases of Andhra Pradesh circle.

Com. P. Swaminathan, TM, Kurnool SSA and com.T. Mastan Vali, TM, Ananthapuram, were killed in accidents while on duty. Due to the lack of proper communication between the Andhra Pradesh circle and the Corporate Office, undue delay has arisen in giving appointments on priority basis, to the wards of the deceased employees. BSNLEU CHQ and Andhra Pradesh circle union are continuously taking up this case. As a result of this, a fresh letter was written by Andhra Pradesh circle to the Corporate Office on 04.12.2017. This issue was discussed by the representatives of BSNLEU with shri A.K. Singh, DGM (Estt.) today. It was replied that necessary approval would be given by the Corporate Office within a few days. The Union representatives further pointed out that the due to the inordinate delay in giving approval to these cases, all the CGA vacancies of AP circle for the years 2015 – 16 and 2016 – 17 are already filled up. Hence, it was demanded that the Corporate Office should give it’s approval to consider the appointments against future vacancies. This is also accepted by the DGM (Estt.).  

 

[02.01.2018]Reconstitution of the Standing Committee of the National Council.

BSNLEU has demanded that the reconstitution of the Standing Committee of the National Council should be done expeditiously, for the effective monitoring of the implementation of the decisions taken in the National Council. In this regard, the SR Branch of the BSNL CO., has issued the following letter.<<view letter>>

 

[02.01.2018]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR), on the arbitrary reduction of the ceiling for outdoor medical claim with voucher.<<view letter>>

 

[02.01.2018]Beware of "cheats" and their "deceptive" messages - CHQ appeals to all the comrades.

A WhatsApp message is being circulated, regarding the appointment of the CMD of the Subsidiary Tower Company. Without mentioning the name of any union or association, the message indirectly says that sufficient action is not taken to stop the formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company. It also says that this issue could have been used as a "bargaining tool" to settle wage revision. 

 

It means, we could have told the government that, "we accept Subsidiary Tower Company, and you give us wage revision". Without understanding the "poison" contained in this message, many of our comrades are also innocently forwarding this message. In this regard, the CHQ wishes to state the following:- 

 

1)    The unions and associations have not been slack in opposing Subsidiary Tower Company. The entire Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL have gone on a one day strike on 15-12-2016, exclusively on this issue alone. Again a two day strike is organised on 12th and 13th December, 2017 on this issue. 

 

2)   Subsidiary Tower Company is being brought by the government, only with the sole aim of killing BSNL. Hence, there is no question of our accepting Subsidiary Tower Company, to settle wage revision. 

 

3)    This cleverly worded message is drafted by the "boot-lickers" of the government, who are prepared to do "anything" for the sake of money. A worker, having self respect, cannot accept such proposals of "Mir Jaffers". The unions and associations of BSNL have successfully safe-guarded this Company, with their "sweat and blood", combined with relentless struggles. In future also, we will do everything to protect BSNL. 

 

 

BSNLEU requests not only it's members, but also the entire the Non-Executives and Executives, to remain careful about the "cheats" and their deceptive messages. If you receive such messages, please do not forward it to anyone.

 

[02.01.2018]BSNLEU strongly condemns the appointment of the CMD, for the much opposed Subsidiary Tower Company.

It is learnt that Shri Amit Yadav IAS, who is currently serving as the Joint Secretary (Admn.), DoT, is appointed as the CMD of the much opposed Subsidiary Tower Company. The entire Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL went on a two day strike on 12th and 13th December,2017, stiffly opposing the formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. Inspite of this, the Modi government has taken this step. The government did not even bother to call the unions and associations for talks. We have to understand that the government is hell-bent to kill BSNL. BSNLEU strongly condemns this move of the government. The meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, taking place on 08-01-2018, will take an appropriate decision on this matter.

 

[02.01.2018]BSNLEU strongly condemns the decision of the Management to reduce the number of days from 25 to 23, for calculating the ceiling for reimbursement of outdoor treatment.

When 78.2% IDA merger was settled in 2013, Management issued order, stating that allowances would be continued to be paid on basis of 68.8% IDA merger only. However, unions and associations have time and again demanded that all the allowances should be paid on the basis of 78.2% IDA merger. Yesterday, the Management has issued letter, stating that 78.2% IDA merger should be taken into account, for calculating the ceiling for reimbursement of outdoor treatment bills. However, while doing so, the Management has arbitrarily reduced the number of days, from 25 to 23, for calculating the ceiling. Recognised trade union was not consulted in this respect. BSNLEU condemns this arbitrary decision.

 

[01.01.2018]Corporate office letter on Medical reimbursement with voucher for outdoor treatment - revised annual ceiling to be calculated on revised basic pay @ 78.2% fixation for upto 23 days w.e.f. 01.04.2018 in respect of Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL.<<<view letter>>>

[01.01.2018]Com.Om Prakash Singh, CS, TF, Kolkata & Organising Secretary (CHQ), felicitated on retirement.
Com. Om Prakash Singh, Circle Secretary of Telecom Factory, Kolkata and Org. Secretary (CHQ) BSNLEU, retired from service on superannuation, on 31st December, 2017, after completing 37 years of service. A well arranged felicitation function was organised by Telecom Factory Kolkata Circle, to honour Com. Om Prakash Singh. Com. Sekhar Bhattacharjee,  President of TF Kolkata, presided.  Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President(CHQ), Com. Saibal Sengupta, AGS, Com. Sekhar Bhattacharjee - President of TF Kolkata Circle and many comrades addressed.  Shri A.K.Kundu, CGM, TF, Kolkata, Shri R.K.Upadhayaya, GM and other senior officers also addressed the function and greeted Com. Om Prakash Singh.<<<views of the meeting>>>

[01.01.2018]Article on the 2G scam judgement, published in Tele Crusader, January, 2018 issue.<<<view article>>>

[01.01.2018]BSNLEU, Himachal Pradesh Circle Conference is taking place on 10th and 11th January, 2018, at Shimla.

As per the resolution adopted in the Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, held at New Delhi, on 7th and 8th November, 2017, the circle conference of BSNLEU, Himachal Pradesh Circle, is being held at Shimla on 10th and 11th January, 2018. The venue of the Conference is Kalibari Mandir Hall, Mall Road, Shimla. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, com.Balbir Singh, President and com.R.S.Chauhan, Organising Secretary(CHQ) are attending the conference, from the CHQ. Com. Prem Gautam, General Secretary, CITU, Himachal Pradesh, will be greeting the Conference.

 

[01.01.2018]World Federation of Trade Union's (WFTU) New Year greeting card.

 

[01.01.2018]Meeting of Working Women's Coordination Committees to be held at New Delhi on 16th January,2018.
A meeting of the All India Coordination Committee of Working Women (CITU) and the women’s subcommittees of various fraternal organisations such as, BSNLEU, AIIEA, Confederation of Central Government Employees, AISGEF, FMRAI, etc., is taking place at New Delhi on 16th January,2018. The venue will be BTR Bhawan, New Delhi. The meeting will discuss the present day problems of the working class in general, and the problems being faced by working women in particular. BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee (BSNLEU) is invited for this meeting.

 

[30.12.2017]Onus is exclusively on Principal Employer, to ensure payment of wages to contract workers, by the 7th of every month.

BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle union and TNTCWU are jointly conducting agitation, against non-payment of wages to the contract workers. These two unions have taken this issue to the Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner. The Dy.CLC has written to the CGM, Tamil Nadu circle, and has stated that the onus to ensure payment of wages to the contract workers, is exclusively on the Principal Employer, and that failure to make payment by the 7th of every month, may result in a penalty of maximum 10 times of the actual wages.<<<view letter>>>

 

[30.12.2017]Good Bye 2017.

The year 2017 is coming to an end. The year has been eventful for the BSNL employees. They took to the struggle path, to fight against the denial of 3rd wage revision. Two glorious strikes have taken place, demanding settlement of wage revision. This is the year in which the unions and associations buried their differences and decided to fight unitedly, under the single banner of "All Unions and Associations of BSNL". This is also the year in which the unions and associations of BSNL decided not to surrender in the matter of Subsidiary Tower Company, even after the Union Cabinet decided to form the same. Above all, even when big private telecom companies, like Vodafone and Idea run 'helter skelter', BSNL continues to add 20 lakh new mobile customers every month, and challenge Reliance Jio. While bidding good bye to 2017, we resolve to step into 2018, carrying forward all it's positivities.

 

[30.12.2017]All Unions and Associations of BSNL, Chattishgarh circle, meet shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications, at Raipur.

The All Unions and Associations of BSNL, Chattishgarh circle, met shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications, at Raipur today, and submitted the Memorandam, demanding Wage Revision and opposing formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. The Hon'ble Minister assured to look into. The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, Chhattisgarh circle, for taking the initiative to meet the Hon'ble Minister.

 

 

[29.12.2017]2018 will be a prosperous year for BSNL employees, and we are sure to settle wage revision in this year - declares General Secretary in the Bangalore active workers meeting.

Utilising the General Secretary's private visit to Bangalore, the Bangalore Telecom District union organised an effective active workers meeting in the Union Office at the CTO compound, Bangalore. Even though the meeting was organised only at a few hours notice, more than 100 office bearers and active workers attended the meeting and listened to the General Secretary with rapt attention. Com.Kempe Gowda, district president, BGTD, presided over the meeting. Com.H.V.Sudharshan, Organising Secretary (CHQ) & District Secretary, BGTD welcomed everyone. Com.C.K.Gundanna, circle secretary, addressed the meeting and explained about the impact of the recently held two day strike in Karnataka circle. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and spoke elaborately about the wage revision, Subsidiary Tower Company, reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58, merger of BSNL and MTNL, and more importantly about future struggle. He told that the wage cut being imposed by the Management cannot deter the employees from going into more serious forms of struggles. Further, the General Secretary emphatically declared that the New Year 2018 will be prosperous for BSNL employees, and that wage revision will surely be settled in the New Year. The meeting came on end with emotional slogan shouting by the comrades.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[29.12.2017]IDA to increase by 2.6% w.e.f 01-01-2018.

As per reports, it is learnt that the IDA will increase by 2.6%, from 1st January 2018. Together with this total IDA shall be 126.9% w.e.f 01.01.2018.

 

[29.12.2017]Shri Keshav Rao, GM(Trng.) to look after as GM(Estt.).

Ms.Anima Roy, who is holding the charge of GM(Estt.) is proceeding on Child Care Leave. Consequent to this, the charge of GM(Estt.) will be looked after by Shri Keshav Rao, GM(Trng.). Similarly, the post of GM(Rectt.), which is also being held by Ms.Anima Roy,  will be looked after by Shri Ashutosh Gupta,GM(Restg.).<<< view CO order >>>

 

[29.12.2017]Contract workers unions of Kerala circle have issued notice for strike.

The contract workers unions of Kerala circle have issued notice to the Management for going on strike. Notice has been issued, after all efforts taken by the unions to settle the issues through negotiation. Non-implementation of the earlier agreement, non-implementation of the revised wages, as notified by the Central Ministry of Labour and Employment, recategorisation of contract workers, payment of bonus, etc., are the issues.

 

[29.12.2017]Inordinate delay in payment of contract workers' wages - Circle and district unions are requested to intervene.

As per the decisions of the CEC meetings, BSNLEU's circle and district unions should take up the problems of the contract workers. CHQ is getting information from various circles that payment of contract workers wages are being inordinately delayed in many circles.  As per the Act, wages of contract workers has to be paid by 7th of every month. In Tamil Nadu, wages for the month of November is still not paid. BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle union, together with the contract workers union (TNTCWU) have conducted a two day dharna. On discussion with the officers in the Corporate Office, it has come to be known that funds are not being allotted by the Corporate Office, since Tamil Nadu circle has already spent Rs.6 crores more than their budget estimate. CHQ has handling this issue. Similarly, wherever payment of wages of contract workers is delayed, circle and district unions are requested to discuss with the Administration. If the intervention of the CHQ is required, then the matter may please be brought to the notice of the CHQ with all details.

[28.12.2017]"The tumultuous Gujarat assembly election" - (Editorial of the Tele Crusader, January, 2018).<<<view editorial>>>

 

[28.12.2017]BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle union, and TNTCWU, organise agitation, protesting non-payment of wages for the contract workers.

As per the Act, the wages of the contract workers should be paid by the 7th of every month. But, in no circle this is being implemented. Payment of wages on time is one of the important demands of the BSNL Casual Contract Worker’s Federation. The wages for the month of December,2017, is still not paid in Tamil Nadu circle. The issue was discussed many times with the circle administration, by BSNLEU and the Tamil Nadu Telecom Worker’s Union. Since, no breakthrough came, both the organisations conducted a two day “Day and Night Dharna” at the SSA level, on 27th and 28th December. It is understood that certain “procedural wrangling” is the reason behind the non-allotment of funds by the Corporate Office. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, took the issue to the notice of the Director(HR) and the GM(BFCI). We hope that the problem would be sorted out early. CHQ heartily congratulates both the BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle and the TNTCWU for organising the struggle.

 

[28.12.2017]Lok Sabha Questions and Answers related to the performance and others matters of BSNL and MTNL.<<< view Q & A >>>

 

[27.12.2017]Com.N.M.Sundaram, former general secretary of AIIEA passed away.

Com.N.M.Sundaram, former general secretary of the All India Insurance Employees Association (AIIEA) passed away at Chennai yesterday. He was 80 years old. Com.NMS has immensely contributed in developing AIIEA into a militant organisation. He has also played a major role in ideologically shaping many leaders of the AIIEA. Com.NMS had deep knowledge in economics and has authored many books. He maintained close link with BSNLEU. The foundation conference of BSNLEU, held at Visakhapatnam, was addressed by com.NMS. BSNLEU has lost a great friend in the death of com.NMS. BSNLEU dips it's banner and salutes the departed leader. We also express our heartfelt condolences to his family members and comrades of AIIEU.

 

[26.12.2017]“Winds of war” blowing around the world - Pope Francis expressed his sadness in his Christmas message.
In the Christmas message, Pope Francis has expressed concern that, tension has gripped many areas of the world. He has stated that winds of war are blowing in many parts of the world. He has made particular mention about those areas of the world, where tension is created by the recent provocative steps taken by the US president, Donald Trump. He has stated that, “ suffering is reflected in the faces of the little children in the Middle East”. This is the area, gripped by tension by the recent announcement of Donald Trump that Jerusalem should be the capital of Israel. The Pope has also prayed for an end to the confrontation escalating in the Korean Peninsula. This is the area, where tension is being built by the US. It is having thousands of atom bombs, sufficient to destroy this world many hundred times. But, it is threatening that the North Korea should not test nuclear bombs.

 

[26.12.2017]"Labour Welfare In Modi Style".<<< read "The Working Class", Jan,2018 article >>>

 

[23.12.2017]We will not allow the merger of BSNL and MTNL to become a death trap for BSNL.

Many comrades have brought a media report to the notice of the CHQ. The report says that, the “Parliamentary Committee on Petitions” has recommended the merger of BSNL and MTNL, and that the report of the Committee is tabled in the Lok Sabha. As a matter of fact, this Parliamentary Committee on Petitions finalised this report in March 2017 itself. The recommendations of the Committee was already reported in the Economic Times dated 16-03-2017. Immediately, we have written to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, demanding the following steps to be taken urgently, before the government takes any final decision on the merger of BSNL and MTNL. We will not allow the merger of BSNL and MTNL to become a death trap for BSNL.

 

WE DEMAND THE FOLLOWING AS A PRECONDITION FOR THE MERGER OF BSNL AND MTNL.

 

(1)    MTNL should be delisted from the share market.

BSNL is not a listed company, with the government controlling 100% of it’s stake. At the same time, MTNL is listed in the share market, and 46.5% of it’s shares are already sold in the market. The BSNL employees are having a genuine apprehension in their minds that, the merger of BSNL and MTNL is being contemplated by the government, as a prelude to start disinvestment / strategic sale in BSNL. Under these circumstances, BSNL employees are strongly opposed to any merger of MTNL with BSNL. Hence, we demand that the government should delist MTNL first from the share market, before merger.

 

(2)  Government should take over the financial liability of MTNL.

MTNL is having a huge financial liability. It’s asset value is very less, compared to it’s financial liability. BSNL’s financial position is too fragile to absorb the huge financial liability that MTNL is having. Hence, it is demanded that the government should take over the entire financial liability of MTNL, before merger.

 

(3)  Government should provide financial assistance to BSNL to revamp the networks in MTNL areas.

MTNL has not made any investment in the recent years, to strengthen it’s networks. As a result, MTNL’s networks, both mobile and landline, are in shambles. If MTNL is merged with BSNL, the latter has to invest a huge amount, to revamp the networks. In the present situation, BSNL is not having the wherewithal to make such huge investment. As it was rightly pointed out by the then Hon’ble Minister of Communications, shri Ravi Shankar Prasad ji, BSNL was not allowed to procure equipments for it’s network expansions, during the UPA regime. Only for the past three years, BSNL has started making network expansions, and is heading towards profitability. Under these circumstances, BSNL cannot afford to make big investments to revamp the networks in MTNL areas. If sufficient revamping of MTNL’s networks is not done expeditiously, the merger will further weaken BSNL’s financial condition. Hence, it is demanded that the government should provide sufficient financial assistance to BSNL to revamp MTNL’s networks on a war foot measure.

 

(4)    Salary structure of the employees of BSNL and MTNL should be one on the same.

At present, the salary structures of employees of BSNL and MTNL are different. The pay scales of the MTNL employees are one step above. If both the companies are to be merged, then the salary structure of the employees of BSNL and MTNL should be made one and the same.

 

[23.12.2017]All Unions and Associations of BSNL presents memorandum to Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications at Jaipur.

The All Unions and Associations of BSNL, met Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, at Jaipur today and presented the memorandum. The leaders urged upon the Hon’ble Minister to take a positive decision on wage revision and Subsidiary Tower Company issues. The Hon’ble Minister replied that he was aware that this is the last wage revision for 90% of the BSNL employees who are on service today. He assured that the matter would be looked into. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the Jaipur comrades of All Unions and Associations.<<click here>>

 

[23.12.2017]The two day circle conference of Madhya Pradesh started enthusiastically at Ujjain.

The two day conference of Madhya Pradesh circle union started at Ujjain today. The Ujjain district union has made excellent arrangements for the Conference. The National Flag was hoisted by com.B.S.Raghuvanshi, circle president and the Union Red Flag was hoisted by com.P.Abhimanyu,GS. Floral tributes were paid in the martyrs column. Com.Prakash Sharma, circle secretary welcomed every one. Com.B.S.Raghuvanshi, circle president is presiding. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, inaugurated the Conference. In his speech, the General Secretary explained in detail, about the government policies which are weakening BSNL, the efforts of the Unions and Associations, for the revival of the Company, Wage Revision and Subsidiary Tower Company issues and about the various issues of the Non-Executives. Com.Prakash Sharma, presented his report on activities. Delegates are making their deliberations on the report.<<<views of the conference>>>

 

[22.12.2017]BSNLEU seeks meeting with the Director (HR).

BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR), seeking a formal meeting to discuss certain issues. These issues include those already discussed in the National Council meeting, on which action is not taken, and other issues are those which are already discussed many times with the Corporate Management.<<view letter>>

 

[22.12.2017]Inordinate delay in releasing the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Committee on change of designations of the left out cadres, held on 26.09.2017.

The meeting of the Joint Committee on change of designations of the left out cadres was held on 26.09.2017. However, the minutes of this meeting is not yet released. The Management has inserted in this minutes, certain issues which are not at all discussed in the meeting. This tantamounts to manipulation. BSNLEU has protested this unfair practice and has demanded to release the corrected draft minutes. So far the Management has not corrected the draft minutes. BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR), seeking her intervention to resolve the matter.<<view letter>>  

 

[22.12.2017]CBI special court judgement is contrary to the Supreme Court’s findings.

Yesterday’s judgement of the CBI special court, acquitting all the accused, is contrary to the findings of a Supreme Court Bench. The Supreme Court Bench consisting of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice A.K. Ganguly, in their order dated 02nd February, 2012, have stated the following with regards to the 2G scam.

 

“the exercise undertaken by the officers of the department of telecom between September 2007 and March 2008, under the leadership of the then minister of communications and information technology, was wholly arbitrary, capricious and contrary to public interest apart from being violative of the doctrine of equality.”

 

 “…. the material produced before the court shows that the minister of communications and information technology wanted to favour some companies at the cost of the public exchequer.”

 

“….the then communications minister was “very much conscious of the fact that the secretary, finance, had objected to the allocation of 2G spectrum at the rate fixed in 2001, but did not consult the finance minister or the office of the finance ministry.”

 

“….the manner in which the exercise for grant of LoIs to the applicants was conducted on January 10, 2008, leaves no room for doubt that everything was stage managed to favour those who were able to know in advance the change in the implementation of the first come first served policy.”

[Courtesy: Times of India 22.12.2017]

 

[22.12.2017]128 countries votes against the United States, in the United Nations General Assembly, against Donald Trump’s move to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel.   

Recently, the US President Donald Trump made the announcement of making Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This was vehemently opposed by a large number of countries. Israel is an aggressor. It has forcibly occupied large areas belonging to Palestine. In this background, the announcement made by Donald Trump has enraged the World Nations. The United Nations General Assembly took into consideration a resolution yesterday, to reject the proposal of Donald Trump to make Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 128 countries, including India, voted against the proposal of Donald Trump. These countries include the strong allies of the US, like UK, France, Germany, Spain, etc. Prior to the voting Donald Trump want against the nations which were likely to vote against him. He told that the countries take hundreds of millions of dollars from the US, but vote against it. Despite the threatenings of Donald Trump, 128 nations have declared in the UN General Assembly that they would not accept the decision of Donald Trump. The US is once again isolated in the United Nations General Assembly.

 

[21.12.2017]Immediately send report on strike figures to the CHQ.

Immediately after the strike, the CHQ requested the circle secretaries to immediately send the strike figures. However, it is observed that still some of the circle unions have not submitted their report with the strike figures. CHQ requests those circle secretaries to immediately send the report.

 

[21.12.2017]Suggestions called for, regarding future course of action, on Wage Revision and Subsidiary Tower Company issues.

It is already informed that the next meeting of the “All Unions and Associations of BSNL” will be held on 08.01.2018. This meeting will discuss and decide about the future course of actions, on the issues of Wage Revision and Subsidiary Tower Company. All the circle secretaries and central office bearers are requested to send their suggestions on the future course of actions to the CHQ, through e-mail / whatsapp.

 

[21.12.2017]Only one Indian has taxable income over Rs.100/- crores.

India is a country with a 100 dollar billionaires. Still, when it comes to payment of income tax, all these dollar billionaires become “paupers”. Yes, this is the reality. According to the data released by the government, for the financial year 2014 – 15, only one Indian has disclosed that his taxable income is over Rs.100 crore. We can understand to what extent tax cheating is taking place in this country, and how the government remains as a silent spectator to these cheatings. Further, according to the data, only 3% Indians (4.1 crore) filed income tax returns in 2014-15 and only 1.6% actually paid income tax. Nearly 50% of tax assesses who filed a return, declared zero taxable income. There was just one taxpayer who declared taxable income of over Rs.100 crore and paid Rs.238 crore as tax.

[Source: Times of India - 21.12.2017]

 

[21.12.2017]Five private telecom companies cheated the government by understating their revenue.

Five private telecom companies, viz., Tata Teleservices, Telenor, Videocon, Reliance Jio, Quadrant (a Videocon group firm), have understated their revenue by over Rs.14,800 crores in 2014 - 15 and have cheated the government to the tune of Rs.2,578 crore. The CAG report has stated this. By understating their revenue, these companies have cheated the government in the payment of licence fee, spectrum usage charge and ‘interest applicable on delay in payment’. As regards Reliance Jio, the cheating is done in “revenue sharing on realised forex gain”. This is not the first time that the private telecom companies are cheating the government by understating their revenues. However, the private companies continue to be the “darlings” of the government, whether it is Congress or BJP.       

[Source: Economic Times - 21.12.2017] 

[21.12.2017]Corporate Office letter on sending compliance report by the Circle Heads on the conducting of circle and local councils.<<view letter>> 

[21.12.2017]Last date extended for the online registration for JE LICE under 50% quota for the Recruitment Year 2016.<<view letter>>

[21.12.2017]All the accused in the 2G scam acquitted.

A Delhi court on Thursday acquitted all accused, including former Telecom Minister A. Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi in the 2G spectrum allocation case. The CBI had chargesheeted Mr. Raja, Ms. Kanimozhi, the then Telecom Secretary Siddhartha Behura, Mr. Raja's former private secretary R.K. Chandolia, Unitech Wireless Managing Director Sanjay Chandra, Swan Telecom Director and DB Realty MD Vinod Goenka, and Reliance-Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group's (R-ADAG)  Gautam Doshi, Hari Nair and Surendra Pipara, Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka, directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt. Ltd. Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal, Bollywood producer Karim Morani, Kalaignar TV director Sharad Kumar. The accused also include Swan Telecom (now Etisalat DB), Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Pvt Ltd and Reliance Telecom Ltd.

[Courtesy - The Hindu]

[20.12.2017]Guidelines for provision of telephone connection with STD and broadband facility to Recognised Employees’ Union issued by Corporate Office.<<click here>>

[20.12.2017]Joint Committee meeting on payment of PLI, to be held in the first week of January, 2018.

Consequent to the protest demonstration conducted by BSNLEU on the PLI issue, meeting was held between the Director (HR) and the two Recognised Unions on 16-10-2017, wherein, it was decided to constitute a joint committee to decide about the quantum of PLI to be paid. However, the joint committee is still not constituted. The GS and Dy.GS met shri Ashutosh Gupta, GM (Restg) today, and insisted to hold the joint committee meeting without further delay. After discussion, it was agreed to conduct the meeting in the first week of January.

 

[20.12.2017]Inordinate delay in releasing the minutes of the Designations Committee, discussed with the GM(Restg.).

The GS and Dy.GS met shri Ashutosh Gupta and expressed their unhappiness on the delay in releasing the minutes of the meeting of the Designations Committee, in which new designations were finalised for the left out Non-Executive cadres. GS, BSNLEU has not signed the minutes, since it contained a clause, according to which the duties and responsibilities of the Non-Executives would change, after change in their designations. This was not discussed in the Committee meeting. The GM(Restg.) suggested to hold another meeting of the Designations Committee. GS told that BSNLEU would make a complaint to the Director (HR) about the inordinate delay in releasing the minutes.

 

[20.12.2017]DoT issues approval for conferment of “Group B Non-Gazetted” status to the Senior Accountants.

BSNLEU is continuously pressurising the BSNL Management to implement the judgement given by the Hon’ble CAT, Lucknow Bench, on 05.05.2016, in the matter of granting Group B status and pay scale to the Senior Accountants. The issue is taken up in the 35th meeting of the National Council held on 11.05.2017 also, wherein the BSNL Management agreed to request the DoT to grant permission for issuing revised Presidential Orders to the Senior Accountants as Group B employees. The issue was once again discussed by the GS and Dy.GS with shri Sunil Kumar, GM (FP), today. In the meeting the GM (FP) disclosed that the DoT has already issued letter, for treating the Presidential Orders issued to the Senior Accountants as that of “Senior Accountant Group B Non-Gazetted”. BSNLEU will continue to take efforts for getting the pay scale also, as per the judgement of the Hon’ble CAT.<<view letter>>

 

[20.12.2017]Non-implementation of the National Council decision on illegal recovery of EPF contribution arrears.

In the 35th meeting of the National Council held on 11.05.2017, the Staff Side demanded that illegal recovery should not be made from the employees on account of EPF contribution arrears. A direction was given by the Chairperson that the provisions of the EPF Act should be implemented in this regard. However, even after 7 months, Corporate Office has not taken any decision. BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR) for implementation of the decision.<<view letter>> 

 

[20.12.2017]Implementation of the judgement of Hon’ble CAT, Lucknow Bench, on the pay scale and status of Senior Accountants.

This issue was discussed in the 35th meeting of the National Council held on 11.05.2017. However, no decision was taken in view of the appeal, said to have been filed in the Hon’ble High Court. BSNLEU is in receipt of DoT orders, wherein clear cut direction is given by the DoT for implementation of pay scale and for according of Group ‘B’ status to the Senior Accountants. Letter is written to the Director (HR) for early implementation of the DoT orders.<<view letter>> 

 

[20.12.2017]No necessity to make review on the continuation of local council for Civil & Electrical Wing employees – BSNLEU writes to the GM (SR).

The SR Branch of the Corporate Office has sought the view of BSNLEU, with regards to the discontinuation of separate local council for the Civil & Electrical Wing staff. BSNLEU has written to the GM (SR), stating that a review need not be made at this point of time, but can be discussed on the eve of the next Membership Verification.<<view letter>>

 

[19.12.2017]Meeting with the GM (SR).

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. M.K. Dave, AGS, met shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR) and discussed the following issues.

 

(1)  Extension of Rs.429/- mobile plan to the Non-Executives.

In the National Council meeting held on 13.11.2017, the  Secretary, Staff Side, demanded that the mobile plan Rs.429/-, with 3 months validity, should be extended to the Non-Executives, who are presently provided with Rs.200/- SIM. The Chairperson of the National Council accepted this demand. However, the same is yet to be implemented. The GM (SR) assured to do the needful.<<view letter>>

 

(2)  Inordinate delay in the formation of the Standing Committee of the National Council.

The Standing Committee of the National Council, which is supposed to monitor the implementation of the decisions taken in the National Council, is yet to be reconstituted. The Union representatives urged upon the GM (SR) for early reconstitution of the Standing Committee. The GM (SR) assured that the Standing Committee would be reconstituted immediately.

 

(3)  Inordinate delay in the formation of the Joint Committee on PLI.

In the meeting between the Director (HR) and the Recognised Unions, held on 16.10.2017, it was agreed to form a Joint Committee, to decide about the quantum to be paid. However, so far this Joint Committee is not formed. The Union representatives urged upon the GM (SR) to ensure formation of the Joint Committee without further delay. The GM (SR) assured to do the needful.

 

[19.12.2017]Allotment of funds for payment of wages of contract workers in Tamil Nadu circle.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. M.K. Dave, AGS, met shri Y.N. Singh, GM (BFCI), and pointed out that funds are so far not allotted for payment of wages of contract workers in Tamil Nadu circle. The GM (BFCI) assured that the funds would be released shortly. 

 

[19.12.2017]Why BSNL went into loss -  Misrepresentation of fact in the Parliament.

Time and again, it was reiterated by the erstwhile Hon'ble Communications Minister, shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, that BSNL was not allowed by the government to expand it's networks for ten years. This statement was made by shri Prasad, in view of the fact that, all the tenders floated by BSNL, between 2006 to 2012, were cancelled by the then government. This is the real reason behind BSNL's going into loss. However, the present Hon'ble  Minister for Communications, shri Manoj Sinha, has given a totally misleading reply in this regard, on the floor of the Parliament. Replying to a question raised in the Lok Sabha on 02-08-2017, shri Manoj Sinha has stated that the inability of BSNL and MTNL to make timely investment for upgradation of their networks, as one the important reasons for their going into loss. This is nothing but, a misrepresentation of fact.<<< view Q&A >>>

 

[19.12.2017]Com.M.K.Dave, AGS, joins the CHQ.

With the view to strengthen the functioning of the CHQ, the General Secretary has requested the Assistant General Secretaries to come over to the CHQ and work there in rotation. Accordingly, com.M.K.Dave, AGS, has joined the CHQ on 18.12.2017. We cordially welcome com.M.K.Dave to the CHQ.

 

[16.12.2017]Views of the magnificent two day strike, held on 12th & 13th December, 2017.<<<views-1>>> <<< views-2>>> <<< views-3>>>

 

[15.12.2017]CITU's Trade Union School inaugurated at Saket, New Delhi.

It is already informed through our website that the CITU has constructed a trade union school at Saket, New Delhi, named after one of the most outstanding trade union leaders of our country, com. P.Ramamurti, who was also the first general secretary of the CITU. The inauguration of this "P.Ramamurti Bhawan" took place today. Com.K.Hemalata, President,CITU, presided over the function. Inauguration of com.P.Ramamurti Bhawan was done by com. Sitaram Yechury. Com.A.K.Padamanabhan, vice-president, CITU unveiled the statue of com.P.Ramamurti. This was followed by a workers' meeting, which was addressed by com.Sitaram Yechuri, com.A.K.Padmanabhan, com.Tapan Sen and many other leaders. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, com.Ramesh Chand, Organising Secretary(CHQ) and com.T.A.Biju, CHQ Office Secretary, participated in this function.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[15.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MPs, Palakkad and Alathur, Kerala circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MPs, shri M.B. Rajesh and shri P.K. Biju.<<click here>>

[14.12.2017]Corporate Office letter on clarification regarding date of effect of retirement in case of VRS.<<click here>>

[14.12.2017]Expeditiously submit the memorandum to the left out MPs also.

The call given by the "All Unions and Associations of BSNL" for submission of memorandum to the MPs, has been well responded by our comrades. It is very encouraging to note that our comrades have shown keen interest in meeting the MPs and also explaining about the wage revision and Subsidiary Tower Company issues. Explaining these issues to the elected representatives of the people, will have a big impact in the settlement of the issues. CHQ salutes all the comrades who have completed this task. At the same time, submission of memorandum to the entire MPs, is our target. Hence, CHQ calls upon the comrades to expeditiously submit the memorandum to the left out MPs also.

 

[14.12.2017]Assessment of the two day strike - All circle secretaries to kindly note please. 

We have conducted a glorious strike. At the same time, we have to assess the exact impact of the strike, strength and weaknesses. Hence, all circle secretaries are requested to immediately send the following particulars, through this Whatsapp Group.

 

(1) Total number of Non-Executives in the circle, and the number of Non-Executives who participated in the strike.

 

(2)  Total number of Executives in the circle, and the number of Executives who participated in the strike.

 

(3)   Any other important information connected with the strike in the circle.

 

The above details may be collected immediately from the district secretaries, and sent to the CHQ by tomorrow evening. Circle secretaries are requested treat this as an urgent work.

 

[14.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Amritsar, Punjab circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri S. Gurjit Singh Aujla, Amritsar.<<click here>>

 

Hearty congrats to all the Non-Executives and Executives, as well as the

leaders at all levels for making the two day strike a historic success.

 

[13.12.2017]BSNL came to a grinding halt. Strike continues for the second day.

The strike, called on by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL was a historic success on the first day, i.e., yesterday. It was total, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. The attempts made by the BSNL Management to break the strike, by creating confusions, got a befitting reply from the employees, who brought BSNL to a grinding halt. Today, the strike is taking place more vigorously. The employees have expressed their determination to get the demands settled.

 

[13.12.2017]Meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL held.

A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL was held at New Delhi today. Leaders of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, BTEU, AIGETOA, SEWA BSNL, BSNL MS BSNL OA and BSNL ATM were present in the meeting. The meeting hailed the unprecedented success of the two day strike, and heartily congratulated the entire Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL, for whole heartedly joining the strike. It expressed it's gratitude to the leaders at various levels, for successfully organising the strike. The meeting also condemned the BSNL Management and the DoT, for not even inviting the leaders for talks. Strong resolve was expressed by all the leaders for further intensifying the struggle. Various proposals were given regarding the next course of action, and also for further mobilisation. It was decided to take a final decision in the next meeting to be held on 08-01-2018.

 

[13.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Sangli, Maharashtra circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Sanjaykaka Patil, Sangli.<<click here>>

 

[13.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Ludhiana, Punjab circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Ravneet Singh Bittu, Ludhiana.<<click here>> 

 

[13.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Jamnagar, Gujarat circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, Ms. Poonamben Maadam, Jamnagar.<<click here>> 

 

[13.12.2017]Condolence meeting for com. Sukomal Sen organised by AISGEF on 12.12.2017 at Delhi.

All India State Government Employees Federation organised a condolence meeting at Delhi on 12.12.2017 to pay respectful homage to com Sukomal Sen in Delhi Parsi Anjuman Hall. The meeting was presided over by com.Subhash Lamba, AGS, AISGEF. At the beginning a resolution proposed by com Srikumar, SG, AISGEF. There after com.A.K.Padmanabhan, Vice-President, CITU, recollected the memories with com.Sukomal Sen followed by com.K.K.N.Kutty, Confederation of Central Government Employees, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, com.Giriraj Singh, President,NFPE, com.R.N.Parasar, SG,NFPE  and other leaders from AISGEF from different states. The condolence resolution adopted with a strong determination that all unions of state, central and PSUs will carry the messages of com.Sukomal Sen to protect the interests of the working class of the country.<<view of the meeting>>

 

[13.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Telecom Factory, Mumbai circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Rahul Shevale, TF, Mumbai.<<click here>>

[13.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Amravati, Maharashtra circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Anandrao Adsul, Amravati.<<click here>>


[13.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Gorakhpur, UP East circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Kamlesh Paswan, Gorakhpur.<<click here>>

 

[13.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Hardoi, UP East circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Anshul Verma, Hardoi.<<click here>>

 

[13.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Barabanki, UP East circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, smt.Priyanka Singh Rawat, Barabanki.<<click here>>

 

12.12.2017]Discussion on the implementation of the decisions taken in the 35th meeting of the National Council.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Estt.), yesterday, and discussed the following decisions taken in the 35th meeting of the National Council, and which are related to the Establishment Branch.

 

(1)  Conferment of 1st upgradation under NEPP, on completion of 4 years, to the TSMs regularised after 01.10.2000.

The TSMs regularised after 01.10.2000, are issued with Presidential Orders, and they are treated as DoT recruitees. However, they are treated as BSNL recruitees for the purpose of NEPP, and their 1st upgradation under NEPP is granted only after completion of 8 years. This issue was discussed in the National Council, and it was assured that once again this issue would be taken to the Management Committee for necessary approval. The Union representatives insisted expeditious action on this matter. The GM (Estt.) agreed to do the needful.

 

(2)   Amendment to JTO RR.

As per the existing RR the officials require 5 years of residency period in NE-9 pay scale, to become eligible for appearing in the JTO LICE. In the National Council meeting, the Management Side agreed to favourably consider 5 years of service in NE-6 pay scale. As regards, settlement of this issue, the GM (Estt.) replied that the Management Committee has accepted this proposal, whereas it was turned down by the DoT. The Union representatives told the GM (Estt.) that amendment of the RR is the prerogative of the BSNL Board, and that DoT should not interfere in this matter. This issue will be further taken up with the Director (HR).

 

(3)   Implementation of the 7th CPC CDA pay scale for the casual labourers.

This issue was discussed in the National Council meeting, and the Management Side responded favourably. In yesterday’s meeting the Union representatives insisted the GM (Estt.) to take expeditious steps for revision of wages to the casual labourers, based on the lowest CDA pay scale recommended by the 7th CPC. GM (Estt.) assured to do the needful.

 

(4)   Payment of medical allowance on the basis of 78.2% IDA fixation benefit.

In the National Council meeting, this demand of the Staff Side was accepted by the Management Side and it was assured that decision would be taken within one month. Union representatives insisted implementation of the National Council decision. The GM (Estt.) assured to do the needful.

 

(5)  Restructuring of the Industrial Cadres.

In the National Council meeting, the demand of the Staff Side for implementation of Restructuring of the Industrial Cadres was discussed, and the Management Side agreed to consider it. In yesterday’s meeting, this issue was discussed in detail. The Union representatives strongly argued that Restructuring of the Industrial Cadres should be completed soon, and for this matter the Establishment Branch should take the initiative. The GM (Estt.) assured to do the needful.  

 

[12.12.2017]Settlement of anomalies / aberrations of the first wage revision.

This issue is long being discussed with the Establishment Branch. The GS, and the Dy.GS, in their meeting with the GM (Estt.), yesterday, once again urged upon the GM (Estt.) to play a pro-active role, to get the matter approved by the DoT. The GM (Estt.) assured to look into this issue.

 

[12.12.2017]Payment of employees contribution of the EPF arrears.

In respect of the employees recruited before 01.10.2000, but whose actual appointment took place after 01.10.2000, GPF was implemented for the first few years, and subsequently they were switched over to the EPF. BSNLEU is strongly demanding that the arrears of employees contribution, of the EPF, during the period for which GPF was implemented, should be borne only by the Management, since it was the mistake committed by the Management. This issue was discussed in the 35th meeting of the National Council, and direction was given by the Chairperson that, provision of the EPF Act should be followed in this respect. However, this is not implemented so far. This issue was discussed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, with shri P.D. Chiraniya, GM (CA) yesterday. The GS strongly demanded that as per the EPF Act, the employee contribution arrears should be borne by the Management only, and that the decision of the National Council should be implemented. The GM (CA) assured to do the needful.  

 

[12.12.2017]Two day strike is a total success throughout the country – success news pouring in from each and every district.

News keep pouring in from each and every circle that the two day strike is a total success. The entire Executives and Non-Executives throughout the country are expressing their anger vehemently against the government, for denying the 3rd Pay Revision and deciding to form the Subsidiary Tower Company, by totally participating in the strike. CHQ is also receiving lots of photographs of the strike, from each and every district. CHQ assures that the photographs would be published appropriately.    

 

 

[12.12.2017]Historic two day strike started.

The historic two day strike called on by “All Unions and Associations of BSNL” successfully started at 00:00 hrs. today. As per the reports received by the CHQ, the strike is total, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. The Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL have joined en masse in this strike. All the 13 unions and associations, which have served the strike notice, are firmly in the strike. However, it is learnt that some “letter pad unions” have given letter to the Management, stating that they were not joining the strike. CHQ calls upon the circle and district unions to maintain close coordination with all the striking unions and associations, to make the strike a historic success.   

 

[11.12.2017]Meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL held at New Delhi.

A meeting of the All Unions and Associations was held at New Delhi today. General Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, SEWA BSNL, BSNL MS and BSNL OA participated in the meeting. Preparations for the two day strike were reviewed. As per available reports, excellent preparations have been made throughout the country. After discussions, the meeting unanimously resolved to call upon the employees to make the two day strike a cent per cent success.

 

[11.12.2017]Strike starts from 00:00 hrs on 12-12-2017.

The two day strike taking place on 12th and 13th, December, 2017, called on by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, will start at 00:00 hrs. on 12-12-2017. The strike will come to an end on 24:00 hrs on 13-12-2017. This decision is taken in the meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held today.

 

[11.12.2017]Massive demonstrations to be organised in front of offices tomorrow.

The meeting of All Unions and Associations held at New Delhi today, has decided that massive demonstrations should be organised in front of offices tomorrow, with a view to draw media and public attraction. District unions are requested to organise the programme effectively, in coordination with all the unions and associations. Photos may be sent to the CHQ.

 

[11.12.2017]Press statement issued by the "All Unions and Associations of BSNL, regarding the two day strike.

The All Unions and Associations of BSNL, has issued the following press statement today, with regards to the two day strike, that is taking place tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. The injustices regarding denial of wage revision and formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company, are explained. The circle and district unions can also issue this statement to the regional/local media.<<<view press statement>>>

 

[11.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Om Sethiya, PA of Hon'ble MP, shri Kantilal Bhuria of Ratlam-Jhabua.<<click here>>

 

[11.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Galla Jayadev, Guntur.<<click here>>

 

[11.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Kozhikode, Kerala circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri M.K. Raghavan, Kozhikode.<<click here>>

 

[11.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Bharuch, Gujarat circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Ahmedbhai Patel, Bharuch.<<click here>>

 

[11.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Idukki, Kerala circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, Adv. Joice George, Idukki.<<click here>>

 

[11.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh (West) circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar Singh, Moradabad.<<click here>>

 

[09.12.2017]Close contest in Modi's home ground pulls Gujarat-linked stocks down.

The working class has been accusing that the ruling BJP is helping the big corporates, by following pro-corporate policies. A news item published by the Economic Times today has confirmed this. The ruling BJP is facing a tough fight in the ongoing Gujarat state assembly elections. As a result of this, the stocks of big corporates like Adani is facing uncertainty.<<<read news >>>

 

[09.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri S.P.Y. Reddy, Nandyal.<<click here>>

 

[09.12.2017]Meeting with GM (Estt. & Rectt.)

Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. Ramesh Chand, Organising Secretary, met Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Estt. & Rectt.) on 6.12.2017 and discussed the following issues:-

 

(1)   Gratuity for casual labours.

The Union representatives enquired about the status of gratuity for casual labours pending in the BSNL Board for approval. The GM (Estt.), informed that the Establishment Cell of Corporate Office has written to the circles to give details of financial involvements in this case and even after many reminders, circles like NE-II and Punjab have not submitted the details. Further, following circles have given incomplete informations. Andhra Pradesh, NTR, Gujarat, Maharashtra and J&K. Another reminders to these circles issued on 27.11.2017. After receiving the informations, the issue will be re-submitted to the Board for it’s approval. Our circle secretaries of the above circles are requested to see that the informations are sent without further loss of time.

 

(2)   Special LICE for draughtsman to JTO (Civil/Electrical).

The Union representatives urged the GM (Estt.) to get approval of the Board for holding special LICE for draughtsman to JTO (Civil / Electrical) as assured in the adjourned meeting of the 35th National Council held on 13th November, 2017. The GM (Estt.) informed that the Establishment Cell has already processed the case and forwarded to the BW wing to prepare the Board Memo for delinking the LICE from HR issue and has requested the concerned cell to resubmit draft Board Memo at the earliest.

 

[09.12.2017]Mass meeting held by All Unions and Associations at Hyderabad on 8.12.2017 on Strike on 12th & 13th December 2017.

The meeting was held at Hyderabad and 350 have attended from Hyderabad & all Districts in Telangana. The Circle Secretaries of All Unions & Associations have presided & CHQ Office bearers of Al Unions & Associations have addressed.  From BSNLEU, Com J.Sampath Rao CS was in the presidium and Com P.Asokababu Vice President (CHQ) has addressed. The meeting resolved to make the two days strike a grand success.<<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[09.12.2017]Com.M.S.Kadian, circle secretary, BSNLEU, Haryana, bereaved.

Shri Bharat Singh Kadian, father of com. M.S.Kadian, circle secretary, BSNLEU, Haryana, passed away yesterday. He was 95 years old, and had been unwell for some time. CHQ conveys it's heartfelt condolences to com.M.S.Kadian, as well as to all his family members.

 

[09.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Ranchi, Jharkhand circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Ram Tahal Chaudhary, Ranchi.<<click here>>

 

[08.12.2017]Telangana circle started it's two day Circle Executive Committee meeting at Hyderabad, today.

BSNL Employees union, Telangana circle started it's two day Circle Executive Committee meeting at Hyderabad,  today.  Com.G.Mohan Reddy President and Vice Presidents, are presiding. Com.G.Sambasivarao, ACS, welcomed every one. Along with CEC, a seminar on "The Great October Revolution" was conducted by Telangana circle. Com.M.Saibabu, General Secretary CITU Telangana state was the main speaker of the seminar.  He also spoke on the two days strike, called on by the all unions and associations.  The subjects committee started with a detailed presentation of the report, by com.J.Sampath Rao, Circle Secretary. Deliberation by the CEC members is going on.<<< views of the meeting >>> 

 

[08.12.2017]Massive rally at Kolkata, to make the strike successful.

As per the call of the Unions and Associations of BSNL , West Bengal,  a rally was held in Kolkata today,  in support of 2 day strike. The rally was massive and more than four thousand workers and officers took part in it. After the rally, a meeting was held at Esplanade where the leaders of BSNLEU, NFTE, AIBSNLEA, SNEA, SNATTA, AIGETOA, TEU, FNTO and SEWA BSNL addressed the huge gathering. They appealed to the workers to make the two day strike a historic success. Com Sisir Roy, CS, CTD presided over the meeting. From BSNLEU, com.Animesh Mitra, VP(CHQ) and com. Omprakash Singh, Organising Secretary (CHQ) addressed. <<<views of the rally >>>

 

[08.12.2017]BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee conducted a women's convention to organise the 2 day strike.

The BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee, West Bengal circle, organised a women's convention  at the CTO, Building, Kolkata, on 12th & 13th December, 2017,  to make mobilisation for the two day strike. Com.Shibani Das presided over. Com. Banani Chottopadhyay, National Joint  Convener of the Committee, Com Jhumur Bandyopadhyay and Com. Animesh Mitra, CS, BSNLEU, WB, addressed the Convention and appealed to the workers to make the strike a grand success. Com. Banani also reported on decisions of the recently held, BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee, held at New Delhi.<<< views of the convention >>>

 

[08.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Kesineni Srinivas, Vijayawada.<<click here>>

 

[08.12.2017]A very successful strike preparatory meeting at Bhopal.

A very enthusiastic meeting of All Unions Associations Madhya Pradesh Circle held at Bhopal on 07-12-2017. Leader's and workers from across the Madhya Pradesh attended the meeting.Com.Dutta Mazumdar, CS, SNEA, conducted the proceedings. Com. Balbir Singh President BSNLEU, Padmanabha Rao, AGS, SNEA, K.S Kulkarni Secretary,  chq, NFTE,  N.D. Ram, GS, SEWA BSNL, Parvez Khan, Advisor chq, AIBSNEA, Pawan Akhand, AGS, AIGETOA, Jagdish Nanahat, Dy.GS, BMS BSNL, Prakash Sharma, CS, BSNLEU, Jagan Boria, CS, SEWA BSNL, K.S. Thakur, ACS, NFTE BSNL, Anil Khosle,DS ,  AIGETOA addressed the meeting and explained the strike issues in detail and called upon the workers to make the strike a grand success.<<views of the meeting>> 

 

[08.12.2017]Com.M.L.Tiwari, former CHQ staff member passed away.

CHQ is extremely saddened to know that com.Madan Lal Tiwari, a former CHQ office staff of BSNLEU, passed away yesterday (07.12.2017). He was a former BSNL employee of NTR circle, as well a former circle office bearer of BSNLEU. He worked along with leaders like com.H.L.Makkad and com.R.S.Chauhan. After retirement from BSNL service, com.M.L.Tiwari joined as a staff member at the CHQ Office of BSNLEU. Almost for eight years, he worked dedicatedly for BSNLEU, at the CHQ office. Com.M.L.Tiwari maintained close contact with the GS and other office bearers and CHQ office staff members, till the last. Com.Balbir Singh, President, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, com.RS.Chauhan,VP(CHQ) and com. Ramesh Chand,Org.Secretary(CHQ) went to the residence of com.M.L.Tiwari and paid their last respects. BSNLEU pays it's respectful homage to the late comrade, and expresses heartfelt condolences to his family members.<<CHQ leaders paying last respect>>

 

[08.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble Minister of State and Member of Parliament, Ghaziabad, UP (West) circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble Minister of State and MP, shri V.K. Singh, Ghaziabad.<<click here>>

 

[08.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Rajamahendravaram, Andhra Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri M. Murali Mohan, Rajamahendravaram.<<click here>>

 

[08.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Allahabad, UP (East) circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Shyama Charan Gupta, Allahabad.<<click here>>

 

[07.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Srinagar, J&K circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Farooq Abdullah, Srinagar.<<click here>>

 

[07.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Sindhudurg, Maharashtra circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Vinayak Raut, Sindhudurg.<<click here>>

[07.12.2017]Sanction of Welfare fund for various circles.<<click here>>

[07.12.2017]Meeting with DGM (Estt.).

Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. Animesh Mitra, VP (CHQ), met shri Sheo Sankar Prasad, DGM (Estt.), on 05.12.2017 and discussed the following issues:- 

 

(1)   Payment of revised wages to the casual labours as per 7th CPC.

The Union representatives pointed out that in the adjourned meeting of the 35th National Council meeting held on 13th November, 2017, it was assured by the Chairman that the demand of the Staff Side for payment of revise wages to the casual labours as per 7th CPC shall be re-looked by the Management. Since, the minutes have already been issued, whether any development in the matter, representatives enquired. To this, the DGM (Estt.), informed that the Committee which was constituted earlier is seeing all possible way to reconsider the demand of the Staff Side and necessary decision would be taken soon.  

 

(2)   Issues of P.O. to those TMs who were directly appointed after 01.10.2000 from TSM to TM.

The Union representatives stated that the Corporate Office have written several letters / reminders to the circle offices to send the informations on number of TSMs who were directly appointed to TM after 01.10.2000, i.e., after formation of BSNL and were not provided with P.O. But even after many years, a good number of circles have not sent the information to the Corporate Office. In the meantime, one such employee from West Bengal circle is expired. His family has not received any pensionary benefits. Hence, it is requested to settle at least these cases first and let the family to get the benefits. The DGM (Estt.), assured to do the needful.

 

[07.12.2017]Union demands for release of fund from Corporate Office for payment of wages to the contract workers in West Bengal.

Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. Animesh Mitra, VP (CHQ), discussed with the GM (BFCI&Tax) on 05.12.2017, for release of fund from the Corporate Office for payment of wages to the contract workers in West Bengal. The Management assured to release the fund within this week.

 

[07.12.2017]More views of the strike preparatory meeting held at Bengaluru.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[07.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Rao Uday Pratap Singh, Hoshangabad.<<click here>>

 

[07.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Jammu, J&K circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Jugal Kishore, Jammu.<<click here>> 

 

[07.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Allahabad, UP(East) circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Kunwar Rewati Raman Singh, Allahabad.<<click here>> 

 

[07.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Patiala, Punjab circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Dharamveer Gandhi, Patiala.<<click here>>  

 

[07.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MPs, Ramanathapuram and Trichy, Tamil Nadu circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MPs, shri Anwar Raja, Ramanathapuram and shri Shiva, Trichy.<<click here>>

 

[06.12.2017]Massive mobilisation in the strike preparatory meeting at Bengaluru.

The unions and associations of Karnataka circle organised had made a massive mobilisation in the strike preparatory meeting held at Bengaluru today. Com.K.S.Sheshadri, CS, NFTE, presided over the meeting. Com.C.K.Gundanna, CS,BSNLEU, welcomed all. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS,BSNLEU, com.Gopalakrishnan, Secretary,NFTE, com.Panduranga Naik, Jt. Secretary,SNEA, com. Srinivasa Reddy, AGS, AIBSNLEA, com.T.Jagdish, SEWA BSNL, com.Sridhara Babu, Jt.Secretary, AIGETOA, com.Pattaiah, AGS, FNTO, com.Mallikarjun, President, BSNL MS, and com.Mohan, CS,ATM addressed the meeting and explained the demands. The leaders urged upon the employees to massively participate in the two day strike, and also to get ready for an indefinite strike, in case the issues remain unsettled.

 

[06.12.2017]BSNLEU writes to Director (HR) on revision of wages for Casual Labourers in BSNL w.r.t. 7th Central Pay Commission order.<<view letter>>

 

[06.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Gokaraju Ganga Raju, Narsapur.<<click here>>

 

[06.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri M. Rajamohan Reddy, Nellore.<<click here>>

 

[06.12.2017]Two day strike - CHQ requests all the comrades to swing into action immediately.

There are only five more days for the strike. It is utmost important on the part of the Unions and Associations this time, to ensure that 100% of the Non-Executives and Executives participate in the strike. Some comrades are under the impression that the two day strike will become 100% success automatically, since all the Unions and Associations have joined the strike. This is totally a wrong notion. 100% strike can be achieved only through tireless efforts at the field level. The remaining five days should be effectively utilised, to meet the each and every employee individually, and to convince them to wholeheartedly to join the strike. It is the duty of the leaders and front line activists to ensure that no employee goes on leave this time. CHQ requests all the comrades to swing into action immediately.

 

[06.12.2017]BSNLEU pays it's respectful homage to Dr.B.R.Ambedkar.

6th December is the death anniversary of the architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, which is also called as the "Mahaparinirvana Diwas". BSNLEU pays it's respectful homage to the great social reformer. BSNLEU resolves to fight for 'social equity' and 'social justice', for which Dr.B.R.Ambedkar fought throughout his life.

 

[06.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri K. Narayana Rao, Machilipatnam.<<click here>>

 

[06.12.2017]2G scam - court to give final verdict on 21st December.

Shri O.P.Saini, the special judge who is hearing the 2G scam case, has announced that the verdict in the 2G scam case would be delivered on 21st December. Former telecom minister, A.Raja is one of the prominent accused in this mega scam. The Court will pronounce it's judgement in two cases related to the scam: one is the corruption charge and the other is the money laundering case. The court has also directed all the accused persons to be present in the court that day.

[06.12.2017]DO letter from Dir.(CM) to the CGMs, All Telecom Circles/Districts regarding SIM sales in November 2017 and Target for December 2017.<<<view letter>>> <<<annexure-1>>>  <<<annexure-2>>>

[06.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu, Srikakulam.<<click here>> 

 

[06.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, smt. Kottapalli Geetha, Visakhapatnam.<<click here>>

 

[06.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Mahaboobnagar, Telangana circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Jidenther Reddy, Mahaboobnagar.<<click here>>

 

[05.12.2017]Chennai Telephones conducted an enthusiastic strike preparatory meeting.

As per the decision of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, Chennai Telephones circle organised an enthusiastic strike preparatory meeting today, at the Flower Bazaar telephone exchange. It was addressed by com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com. Seshadri, Secretary,NFTE, com. Thomas John, President, FNTO, com.subburaman, GS, TEPU, com.Mallikarjun, President, BSNL MS, com.Shanmugasundararajan, CS, SNEA, com.Udhayasoorian, OS, AIBSNLEA, com.Senthil Kumar, OS, AIGETOA, and many other leaders addressed the meeting. The speakers explained the demands and called upon the employees to make the 2 day strike a cent per cent success.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[05.12.2017]Odisha circle organised a well attended strike preparatory meeting.

The circle level strike preparatory meeting of Odisha circle was organised at Bhubaneswar, on 04.12.2017, by the unions and associations at CGM office premises. The meeting was presided over by Com. Sarat Pradhan of AIBSNLEA, welcome address was delivered by com S.R.Das CS, BSNLEU. The meeting was addressed by com. Animesh Mitra, Vice president(CHQ), com.K.S. Kulkrani, Secretary, NFTE, com Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS and leaders of other unions and associations. The demands were well explained by the speakers, which were well received by the employees.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[05.12.2017]Corporate Office letter on instruction regarding superannuation pension scheme for directly recruited employees.<<view letter>>

 

[05.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Kambhampati Haribabu, Visakhapatnam.<<click here>>

 

[05.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, smt.V.Sathyabama, Tirupur.<<click here>>

 

[05.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Bongaigaon, Assam circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Naba Kr. Sarania Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon.<<click here>>

 

[05.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Tripura, NE-I circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Sankar Prashad Dutta of Tripura at Agartala.<<click here>> 

 

[05.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Varanasi, UP (East) circle.

Memorandum submitted by all Unions and Associations leaders of Varanasi district, to representative of Narendra Modi, Hon'ble MP and Prime Minister of India.<<click here>>  

 

[05.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri C.Gopalakrishnan, Nilgiris.<<click here>>

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Rao Uday Pratap, Hon’ble MP, Narsinghpur.<<click here>> 

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Indore, Madhya Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Rajesh Varta, PA of Hon'ble MP of Indore, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan.<<click here>> 

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MPs, Kolhapur, Maharashtra circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MPs, shri Raju Shettiji and shri Dhananjay Mahadikji, Kolhapur. <<click here>>

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Salem, Tamil Nadu circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri V. Panneerselvam, Hon’ble MP, Salem.<<click here>>

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Theni, Tamil Nadu circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri P.Parthiban, Hon’ble MP, Theni.<<click here>>

 

[04.12.2017]BSNLEU greeted com.Prahalad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, on his retirement.

Com.Prahalad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, as well as one of the important leaders of the BSNL trade union movement, retired from service on superannuation on 30-11-2017. After getting elected as the general secretary of AIBSNLEA, Com.Prahalad Rai has immensely contributed to the united struggles that have taken place in BSNL from 2006 onwards. Only through these united struggles, unbundling, disinvestment, strategic sale, merger of  BSNL and MTNL, VRS, and other retrograde steps of the government, have been stopped. A function was organised at Jaipur on 02-12-2017, to felicitate Com.Prahalad Rai. Com.P.Abhimanyu, together with com.P.K.Jain, DS, BSNLEU, Jaipur, participated in the function and felicitated com.Prahalad Rai, by offering a shawl. BSNLEU heartily congratulates com.Prahalad Rai, and wishes him a long and healthy retired life.<<< view the felicitation >>>

 

[04.12.2017]Successful strike mobilisation meeting organised at Jaipur.

The All Unions and Associations of BSNL, Rajasthan circle, conducted a well attended meeting at Jaipur, on 02-12-2017, to mobilise for the forthcoming 2 day strike. Even though it was a holiday, a large number of employees attended the meeting. Com.P.K.Jain, DS, BSNLEU, Jaipur conducted the proceedings. The meeting was addressed by com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com.Chandeswar Singh, GS NFTE, com.A.A.Khan, President, SNEA, com.Prahalad  Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, com.B.Laxman, President, AIGETOA, com. S.D.Sharma, GS, ATM and com.Rasheed Khan,AGS, TEPU. The leaders explained various aspects of the demands and called upon the employees of Rajasthan circle, to make the strike a total success. Through thunderous slogans, the employees expressed their resolve to make the strike a total success.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Chintamani Malaviya, Hon’ble MP, Ujjain.<<click here>>

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Pune, Maharashtra circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Sanjay Kakade, Hon’ble MP, Pune.<<click here>>

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Mau, UP (East) circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Ghosi, Hon’ble MP, Mau.<<click here>>

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Sikar, Rajasthan circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Swami Sumedhanand Saraswati, Hon’ble MP, Sikar.<<click here>>

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri P.R. Sundaram, Hon’ble MP, Namakkal.<<click here>>

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Karur, Tamil Nadu circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Thambidurai, Hon’ble MP, Karur.<<click here>>

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Thota Narasimham Garu, Hon’ble MP, Kakinada.<<click here>>

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Anantapuram, Andhra Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Nimmala Kishtappa, Hon’ble MP, Anantapuram.<<click here>>

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to smt. Butta Renuka, Hon’ble MP, Kurnool.<<click here>>

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Chennai, Tamil Nadu circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri A. Navaneetha Krishnan, Hon’ble MP, Chennai.<<click here>>

 

[04.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Nagaon, Assam circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Rajen Gohain, Hon’ble MP, Nagaon.<<click here>>

 

[01.12.2017]Where is the money to pay the Wage Revision? - asks shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble MoS(C).

The All Unions and Associations of Karnataka, presented it's Memorandum on Wage Revision and Subsidiary Tower Company issues, to Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications, yesterday at Bengaluru. The Hon'ble MoS(C) had asked the representatives, "where is the money to pay the wage revision?" Further, he has told that the financial position of the Company was not good and that the government was also not in a position to help in this regard. The reply given by the Hon'ble MoS(C) clearly tells us about the mindset of the government, regarding the wage revision issue.

 

[01.12.2017]Filling up of JAO LICE vacancies with qualified candidates.

After declaration of the results of the JAO LICE, held in July 2016, some of the selected candidates did not join, due to their selection as JTO, etc. BSNLEU demanded that such resultant vacancies should be filled up with qualified candidates. But, it was rejected by the Management. Now, the Corporate Office has decided that such resultant vacancies could be filled up with the qualified candidates.<<<view letter>>>

 

[01.12.2017]Corporate office letter on declaration of 3rd Merit list of DRJE held on 25/09/2016 to 29/09/2017. <<view letter>> <<merit list>> 

 

[01.12.2017]Corporate office letter on non payment of medical reimbursement to retired employees opted for without voucher.<<view letter>>

 

[01.12.2017]Joint meeting at Gorakhpur.

A very enthusiastic meeting of all unions and associations of Gorakhpur, Faijabad, Devria, Ballia and Basti district held at Gorakhpur on 1st December, 2017. Com.Manoj Verma ADS, SNEA, presided over. Com.Nitya Nand Mishra , DS, BSNLEU, Gorakhpur, conducted the proceedings of the meeting. Com.Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU, Com. R.P.Shahi,AGS, BSNL, MS, R.K.Mishra, CS, BSNLEU UP(E). Sanjay Dube, CS, NFTE address the meeting. The leaders explained the 12& 13, December, 2017, strike issues.  The meeting unanimously resolved to make the strike call a grand success. Rajesh Singh, DS, NFTE, Gorakhpur, offered vote of thanks. <<Views of the meeting>>

 

[01.12.2017]J&K circle JAO candidates to be deputed for training soon.

The JAO LICE, conducted throughout the country in July last year, was conducted belatedly in the J&K circle. 14 candidates got successful in this circle. But, still they are not sent for the training. BSNLEU took up the case with the GM (Trng.) of the BSNL CO. The GM(Trng.) has replied today that the NATFM, Hydrabad is soon releasing the schedule for the training of the 14 J&K circle candidates.

 

[01.12.2017]Com. Mohanan, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Kerala, retired on superannuation.

Com. Mohanan, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Kerala, retired from BSNL service yesterday. On the eve of his retirement, attempt was made by the Kerala Circle Administration, to issue a charge sheet to com. K. Mohanan, with the sole aim of stopping his pension settlement. This charge sheet was even despatched by post to com. K. Mohanan. CHQ made an effective intervention and took up the issue with the CMD BSNL and Director (HR), and established that the serving of this charge sheet is in total violation of the rules of the Company. Based on this, the charge sheet was nullified.  

 

For many years, com. K. Mohanan, has effectively led the Kerala circle union. Under the able leadership of com. K. Mohanan, the BSNLEU, Kerala circle union, together with SNEA, heroically fought against the atrocities of the then CGM, shri M.S.S. Rao. He has undergone many punishments and hardships, with a smiling face. CHQ heartily congratulates com. K. Mohanan, on his superannuation and wishes him a long and healthy life.  

 

[01.12.2017]Com. S. Chellappa, AGS, left for Chennai.

Com. S. Chellappa, AGS, joined the CHQ on 13.11.2017, and has helped in the functioning of the All India Union. In view of the preparations to be carried out for the forthcoming two day strike, he has left for Chennai today. CHQ heartily thanks com. S. Chellappa, AGS.  

 

[01.12.2017]Further discussion on the transfer of Non-Executives, related to the bifurcation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh circles.

The grievances of the employees, who are being transferred on bifurcation, from CGM Office, Hyderabad to the CGM Office, Vijayawada, were already discussed with the PGM (Pers.), BSNL CO and with the Director (HR). Once again a discussion took place on this issue between Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR) and com. P. Abhimanyu, GS. Com. S. Chellappa, AGS, was also present. Once again BSNLEU pointed out that without considering the other available options, the Management is punishing the employees of CGM Office, Telangana, by way of forcibly transferring them to Andhra Pradesh circle. The Union representatives also suggested the alternative options. The Director (HR) agreed that the issue could be further discussed.   

 

[01.12.2017]Presentation of memorandum to the MPs.

The CHQ of BSNLEU is extremely glad to note that very serious attempts are being made by our comrades, in presenting memoranda to the Members of the Parliament, as per the decision of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL. In fact, BSNLEU started motivating the comrades, by publishing the photos on the CHQ website. It really worked. Encouraged by the updating of photos of CHQ website, memoranda are being presented to the MPs in a big way. CHQ heartily congratulates all the comrades. CHQ requests that, the task of presenting the memorandum should be completed immediately, in whichever place the same is not done.

 

[01.12.2017]Hon’ble CAT orders on the issue of regularisation of RTPs.

The Hon’ble CAT of Ernakulam and Hon’ble CAT of Hyderabad have given judgements in the matter of regularisation of the RTPs / Short Duty Employees, from the due date. BSNLEU has taken up this issue with the Management, with a request to implement the judgement of the Hon’ble CATs. In the meanwhile, many employees are contacting CHQ and are asking for copies of the Hon’ble CAT judgements. The orders are enclosed for the benefit of such comrades.<<view judgements-1>> <<Judgements-2>>

 

[01.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Raebareli, UP(East) circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to smt. Sonia Gandhi, Hon’ble MP, Raebareli.<<click here>>

 

[01.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Pune, Maharashtra circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Amar Sable, Hon’ble MP, PUNE.<<click here>>

 

[01.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Raipur, Chhattisgarh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Ramesh Bais, Hon’ble MP, Raipur.<<click here>>

 

[01.12.2017]Posters for the two day strike to be held on 12th & 13th December, 2017.

Posters are being printed, both in English and Hindi, by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL. These posters are being despatched. Circle and District Secretaries are requested to make use of these posters as models, for printing posters in the regional languages.

 

    

 

[01.12.2017]Mahila Convention at Ayodhya, Faizabad.

A highly successful Mahila Convention held at Ayodhya, Faizabad, up (E) on 30th November, 2017. Com.Balbir Singh, President addressed the Convention and explained the problems of working women at work place and even in Indian society. He also stressed upon the need for formation of strong women organisation under the banner of All India BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee. He also explained about the 12th & 13th December two days strike issues including wage revision. Com. Madhu Garg, President, All India Democratic Women's Associations, while addressing the convention threw light on present socio, political situation and plight of woman's in the Country.  Com.Safia Jamil, a prominent scholar and social activist for the cause woman's in UP(E) also addressed the Convention. Com.Maya Verma, member, All India BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee conducted the proceedings and also addressed the Convention.  Com. K.R. Yadav, Vice President, D.N. Tripathi, Circle President and R.K. Mishra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, UP (E), etc.<<views of the convention>>

 

[01.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Khammam, Telangana circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri P. Srinivasa Reddy, Hon’ble MP, Khammam.<<click here>>

 

[01.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri T.G.Venkatesh, Hon’ble MP, Kurnool.<<click here>>

 

[01.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP and former Minister of Railways and Minister of Labour and Employment (Karnataka).

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Member of Parliament and Minister former Minister of Railways and Minister of Labour and Employment.<<click here>>

 

[01.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MPs, Thanjavur and Madurai, Tamil Nadu circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MPs, shri K. Parasuraman, Thanjavur and shri M.Udhayakumar, Madurai.<<click here>>

 

[01.12.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Bhuj, Gujarat circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Vinod Chavda, PS of MP, Bhuj. <<click here>>

 

[30.11.2017]Reduction of retirement age - do not listen to rumours.

A lot of rumours are going on, with regards to the reduction of the retirement age of BSNL employees from 60 to 58. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS and com.S.Chellappa, AGS, met Ms.Sujata Ray, Director (HR) today,  and discussed the issue. It seems that recently, the DoT has told the BSNL Management to consider reducing the retirement age from 60 to 58, with a view to reduce the expenditure, since the Company has been declared as "Insipiently Sick". So far, the BSNL Management has not taken any decision on this. The GS and AGS firmly told the Director (HR) that any attempt to reduce the retirement age would be stiffly opposed. CHQ requests our comrades not to listen to rumours and also not to spread any rumour. In the past also, government tried to implement VRS and CRS on many occasions. But, BSNL employees have stopped them through their united struggles. Similarly, any attempt to reduce the retirement age, will also be stopped. 

 

[30.11.2017]Expedite collection of advertisements for the souvenir, connected with the inauguration of "com.P.Ramamurti Bhawan".

The CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held recently at New Delhi, has decided to collect advertisements, to the Souvenir to be released by the CITU, in connection with the inauguration of it's Trade Union School, named after com.P.Ramamurti. Tariff coupons are already distributed to the CEC members, at the time of the CEC meeting itself. It is needless to say that the funds raised through the collection of advertisements, will also be utilised for the construction of this Trade Union School. CHQ appeals to the circle unions to complete the collection of the advertisements immediately, since the inauguration of com.P.Ramamurti Bhawan is taking place on 15-12-2017. The details of the advertisements, so far collected by some of the circle unions are as follows:-

 

Maharashtra                - Rs.50,000/-

Andhra Pradesh          - Rs.25,000/-

Telengana                    - Rs. 25,000/-

Gujarat                          - Rs.25,000/-

 

[30.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MPs of Thirunelveli and Pollachi, (Tamil Nadu) circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MPs, shri K.R.P. Prabakaran, Thirunelveli, shri C. Mahendran, Pollachi and shri S.R. Balasubramanian.<<click here>>

 

[30.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble Minister of Social & Empowerment, (Punjab).

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations submitted memorandum to shri Vijay Sampla,  Hon’ble MP and Minister of Social & Empowerment (UOI) .<<click here>>

 

[30.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MPs of Durg and Raipur, Chhattisgarh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MPs shri Tamradhwaj Sahu, Durg and smt. Chhaya Verma & shri Bhushan Lal Jangde, Raipur.<<click here>>

 

[30.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Nizamabad, Telangana circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to smt. K. Kavitha, Hon’ble  MP, Nizamabad, Telangana circle.<<click here>>

 

[30.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP’s, Pune, Maharashtra circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MPs, shri Anil Shirole and Smt. Vandana Chavan, Pune.<<click here>>

 

[30.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, UP circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Vinay Katiyar, Hon’ble MP, Uttar Pradesh.<<click here>>

 

[30.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Surendranagar, Gujarat circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Devjibhai Fatepra, Hon’ble MP, Surendranagar.<<click here>>

 

[30.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Silchar, Assam circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Karimganj, Hon’ble MP, Silchar.<<click here>>

 

[30.11.2017]Coordination with the circle and district secretaries of BTEU for the two day strike.

CHQ wishes to draw the attention of circle and district secretaries to the grievance expressed by com. R.C. Pandey, General Secretary, BTEU, that his circle and district secretaries are not being informed / communicated in many places, in connection with the meetings / activities of the two day strike to be held on 12th & 13th December, 2017. BTEU is a signatory to the strike notice. Hence, circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to coordinate with the circle and district secretaries of BTEU also, in all places, in connection with all the activities of the strike.

 

[30.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Berhampore, West Bengal circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Badaruddoza Khan, Hon’ble MP, Berhampore District.<<click here>> 

 

[30.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MPs of Erode, Madurai and Pondicherry, (Tamil Nadu) circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MPs, shri S.Selvakumar Chinnaiah, Erode, shri R.Gopalakrishnan, Madurai, shri N.Gokula Krishnan, Pondicherry and shri R.Radhakrishnan, Pondicherry.<<click here>>  

              

[30.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Tura, NE-I circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Conrad Sangma, Hon’ble MP, Tura.<<click here>> 

 

[30.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP and former Minister of State for Agriculture, (Gujarat).

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations submitted memorandum to shri Mohanbhai Kundaria, Hon’ble MP and former Minister.<<click here>>

 

[30.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MPs of Bilaspur and Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MPs shri Lakhan Lal Sahu, Bilaspur and shri Dinesh Kashyap, Jagdalpur (Bastar).<<click here>> 

 

[29.11.2017]BSNLEU, Andhra Pradesh circle is holding it's two day circle executive committee meeting at Vijayawada.

The two day circle executive committee meeting of BSNLEU, Andhra Pradesh circle, started at Vijayawada yesterday. The Union Red Flag was hoisted by com.J.Sampath Rao, CS, Telengana. In the morning session, the seminar on Great October Revolution was conducted. In the afternoon, report on activities was presented by com.P.Asokababu, CS. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the session and spoke at length about the wage revision, subsidiary tower company and other issues. He called on the comrades to effectively organise the 2 day strike to be held on 12th and 13th December,2017. Com.J.Sampath Rao, CS, Telengana, greeted the meeting.<<Views of the meeting>>

 

[29.11.2017]Successful strike preparatory meeting held at Ludhiana.

All unions and Associations of Punjab, conducted a massive convention at Ludhiana on 28.11.2017. The Convention was presided over by all Circle Presidents of unions and associations. Com.Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU, Com.Padmanabha Rao, Assistant General Secretary, SNEA, Com. Rajmouli, Treasurer, NFTE, Para Singh CEC, member SEWA, BSNL, Ajay kaswan, vice president AIGETOA, Com. Jasvir Singh, Secretary, North Zone, SNEA(I), Mohinder Singh, Vice President ,NFTE(BSNL), Com.Iqbal Singh Dhillon, Circle secretary, BSNLEU, Surjit Singh, Circle Secretary, NFTE(BSNL) Mohamad Jamil, Circle Secretary, AIBBSNLEA, Vikas Gupta, Circle Secretary, AIGETOA, Darshan Singh Dardi, Circle Secretary, SEWA BSNL addressed. The convention unanimously resolved to make the December, 12th & 13th , 2017 strike, demanding wage revision, opposing subsidiary Tower Company, and demanding settlements of anomalies of second wage revision a grant Success. Com. Gurpreet Singh, Circle President, SNEA gave vote of thanks. The convention concluded with thunderous slogans of unity, Struggle and strike.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[29.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Unnao, UP (East) circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, Dr.Sachchidanad Sakshi Mahraj, Unnao.<<click here>>    

     

[29.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MPs of Chennai, Thiruvallur and Trichy.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MPs, Smt. M.K. Kanimozhi, Chennai, shri S.R.Vijayakumar, Chennai Central Constituency, Dr. P.Venugopal, Thiruvallur Constituency and shri T.Rathinavel, Trichy.<<click here>>

 

[29.11.2017]TRAI issues guidelines, upholding "Net Neutrality".

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released guidelines yesterday, upholding 'net neutrality'. The TRAI has backed the basic principles of an open and free internet in its recommendations on net neutrality. The guidelines state that, no internet access service provider shall resort to any form of discrimination, restriction or interference in the treatment of content, including practices like blocking, degrading, slowing down or granting preferential speeds. “Nobody owns the internet. And, therefore, it is everybody’s property...and, therefore, it should be open and accessible to everybody,” the TRAI has stated.

 

[29.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Satna (Madhya Pradesh).

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Ganesh Singh, Satna.<<click here>>

 

[29.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Raj Nath Singh Hon'ble M.P. Lucknow and Minister of Home Affairs.<<click here>>

 

[29.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Jalandhar (Punjab).

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Santokh Singh Chaudhary, Jalandhar.<<click here>>

 

[29.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP and Minister for Water irrigation, (Karnataka).

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations of Vijayapura submitting the memorandum to shri Ramesh Jigaginagi, Member of Parliament and Minister for Water irrigation.<<click here>>

 

[29.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble MP, Belagavi (Karnataka).

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon'ble MP, shri Suresh Angadi, Belagavi, Karnataka.<<click here>>

 

[29.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to shri S.J. Anang Udaya Singhdeo and smt P. Rajeswari Singh Kandhamal, Hon’ble MPs, Odisha circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon'ble MPs shri S.J. Anang Udaya Singhdeo and smt. P. Rajeswari Singh Kandhamal, Odisha circle.<<click here>>

 

[29.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Meerut MP.

Memorandum submitted to shri Rajendra Agrawal, Hon'ble MP, Meerut, UP (West) circle.<<click here>>

 

[28.11.2017]Effective strike preparatory meeting at Guwahati.

The All unions and associations of BSNL conducted a largely attended convention at Guwahati on 27th November. BSNL employees from Assam, NE- I and NE-II participated in the meeting. The meeting was presided over by a presidium of all circle presidents of constituent unions and associations of Assam circle. Com Bijoy Deka, CS,BSNLEU, Assam welcomed. Introductory speech was given by com Nazrul Islam,DS,SNEA,Kamrup. The meeting was addressed by com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy,GS, BSNLEU, com. C. Singh, GS, NFTE, com Prasun Mukhopadhaya,All India Organising Secretary of AIBSNLEA ,com Gakul Borah, Treasurer, BSNLEU and Com. Arijit Roy Pradhani,CS,SNEA. The leaders spoke in detail and explained about the issues of Wage Revision and the formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company. Com   Satyajyoti Nath,CS,AIGETOA, Assam offered  vote of thanks. The convention adopted a resolution to successfully organise the 2 days strike on 12th and 13th November,2017.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[28.11.2017]Minutes of the adjourned 35th meeting of the National Council held on 13.11.2017.<<view minutes>>

[28.11.2017]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR), demanding implementation of the orders of the Hon'ble courts on the regularisation of RTP/Short Duty employees.<<< view letter >>>

[28.11.2017]BSNLEU writes to the CMD BSNL, demanding discussion with the Recognised Union, on the Memorandum of understanding signed with Fiber Home, for production of equipments in the Telecom Factories.<<< view letter >>>

 

[28.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to shri Senguttuvan, MP, Vellore.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Senguttuvan, Hon’ble MP, Vellore.<<click here>>

 

[28.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to shri Vijayakumar, MP, Nagerkovil.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Vijayakumar, Hon’ble MP, Nagerkovil.<<click here>>

 

[28.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to shri Sudhir Gupta, MP, Mandsaur.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Sudhir Gupta, Hon’ble MP, Mandsaur.<<click here>>

 

[28.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to shri T.K. Rangarajan, MP, Chennai.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri T.K. Rangarajan, Hon’ble MP, Chennai.<<click here>>

 

[28.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to shri T.K.S. Elangovan, MP, Chennai.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri T.K.S.Elangovan, Hon’ble MP, Chennai.<<click here>>

 

[28.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to shri R.S. Bharati, MP, Chennai.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri R.S. Bharati, Hon’ble MP, Chennai.<<click here>>

 

[28.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hubli MP.

Memorandum submitted to Shri Prahallad Joshi, Hon'ble MP,  Hubli, Karnataka.<<click here>>

 

[27.11.2017]Corporate Office letter on Vacancy Calculation Sheet for Compassionate Ground Appointment(CGA).<<<view letter>>>

 

[27.11.2017]Gujarat circle conducted a well organised strike preparatory meeting at Ahmedabad.

The All Unions and Associations of BSNL, Gujarat circle, conducted a well organised strike preparatory meeting at the Navrangpura telephone exchange, in Ahmedabad today. A large number of Non-Executives and Executives attended the meeting. Com.N.J.Bhatia, CS, NFTE, Gujarat, presided over the meeting. Com.D.K.Bakutra, CS, BSNLEU, welcomed all. The meeting was addressed by com.P.Abhimanyu,GS,BSNLEU, com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com.M.K.Dave, AGS, BSNLEU, com.N.J.Bhatia, CS,NFTE, com.Nattu Bhat, SEWA BSNL, and many others. The demands of the strike were well explained by the leaders. The workers gathered in the meeting, resolved to make the strike a great success in Gujarat circle.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[27.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon'ble MP of Sagar.

The All Unions and Associations have submitted Memorandam to Shri Laxminarayan Yadav, Hon'ble MP of Sagar Madhya Pradesh.<<click here>>

 

[27.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to Shri Arjun Lal Meena, MP, Udaipur.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, Udaipur, submitted memorandum to Shri Arjun Lal Meena, Hon'ble MP, Udaipur.<<click here>>

 

[27.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon'ble MP, Devas.

The unions and associations of Devas, submitted Memorandum to the Hon'ble MP of Devas, shri Manoj Utwalji.<<click here>>

 

[27.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon'ble MP of Rajgarh Beora.

The Unions and Associations handed over Memorandum to Shri Rodmal Nagar, Hon’ble Member of Parliament of Rajgarh Beora constituency in Madhya Pradesh.<<click here>>

 

 

[26.11.2017]Com.R.K.Kohli passed away.

CHQ is extremely sorry to inform that veteran telecom trade union leader, com.R.K.Kohli has passed away today morning at New Delhi. He had been unwell for some time. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.S.Chellappa, AGS, went to com.R.K.Kohli's house at Pitampura in New Delhi, placed a wreath on behalf of BSNLEU, and paid their last respects. BSNLEU pays it's respectful homage to the departed leader, and also pays it's heartfelt condolences to his family members and comrades.<<GS, BSNLEU paying last respect>>

 

[25.11.2017]A massive and impressive strike preparatory meeting organised at Pune.

The All unions and Associations of Maharashtra circle organised a very massive and impressive strike preparatory meeting at Pune today. A large number of Non-Executives and Executives participated in the meeting. It was very encouraging to note that almost 50% of them were women employees. The meeting was addressed by Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com.Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE BSNL, com. Suresh Kumar, General Secretary, BSNL MS, com. Sridhar Babu, Joint Secretary, AIGETOA, and many other leaders addressed the meeting. The leaders appealed to the employees to ensure 100% participation in the forthcoming 2 day strike, to be held on 12th and 13th December,2017. They also called on the employees to get ready for an indefinite strike, if the demands are not settled in the 2 day strike. Com.Nagesh Kumar Nalawade,CS, BSNLEU, com.John Verghese, AGS, BSNLEU, com.Ranjan Dani, CS, NFTE BSNL and com.K.S.Kulkarni, AGS, NFTE BSNL were also present on the dias.<<< views of the meeting >>>

 

[25.11.2017]DPE guidelines on wage policy for the 8th round of wage negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSEs).<<<click here>>>

 

[25.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the MP, Jaipur.

Memorandum on Wage Revision and against Subsidiary Tower Company was submitted to Shri Ram Charan ji Bohra, Lok Sabha Member of Jaipur. CHQ heartily congratulates the Jaipur comrades.<<<click here>>>

 

[25.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon'ble MP, Banda (Uttar Pradesh).

Memorandum is submitted to Shri Bhairav Prasad Mishra, Hon'ble MP of Banda, Uttar Pradesh. CHQ heartily congratulates the Banda comrades.<<<click here>>>

 

 

[25.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the MP, Baroda.

Memorandum submitted to Baroda Lok Sabha Member, Shri Ramsinh Rathwa for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL & to drop the proposal of formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. CHQ heartily congratulates the Baroda comrades.<<<click here>>>

 

 

[25.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to the Hon'ble Minister for Civil Aviation. 

The unions and associations of Vizianagaram (Andhra Pradesh) have submitted Memorandum  to Sri Ashok Gajapati Raju, Hon’ble Minister for Civil Aviation. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the Vizianagaram comrades.<<<click here>>>

 

 

[24.11.2017]Strike notice served for the two day strike.

Today, the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, served on the CMD BSNL and the Secretary, DoT, notice for the two day strike, taking place on 12th and 13th December, 2017.<<<view notice>>>

 

[24.11.2017]Stop the witch hunting going on in Kerala circle - BSNLEU urged upon the Director (HR).

At the time when shri M S.S.Rao was the CGM of Kerala circle, a bogus and fabricated allegation of sexual harassment was levelled against our leaders, including com.K.Mohanan, circle secretary. Finally, our leaders were imposed with punishment for misconduct. Now, in total violation and disregard of rules, charge sheet is being issued to our comrades, especially to com.K.Mohanan, circle secretary, who is retiring this month. The charge sheet is being issued by the chairperson of the Internal Complaints Committee, who absolutely has no power to issue a charge sheet. Power to issue charge sheet vests only with the concerned disciplinary authority. This is nothing but, witch hunting. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS and com.S.Chellappa,AGS met Ms.Sujata Ray, Director (HR) yesterday and discussed the issue. The Director (HR) assured that no violation of rules would be permitted and also assured to take needful action.

 

[24.11.2017]Madhya Pradesh circle union organised a very effective seminar on the Centenary of the Great October Revolution.

Madhya Pradesh circle union conducted a very effective seminar at Bhopal today, on the Centenary of the Great October Revolution. A large number of employees enthusiastically participated in it.  Com.B.S.Raghuvanshi, circle president, presided. Com. Prakash Sharma, circle secretary, welcomed. The seminar was addressed by com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, com.Subhashini Ali, vice-president, All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) and com.Badal Saroj, vice-president, CITU, Madhya Pradesh. Com.Jagdish Singh, vice-president (CHQ) greeted. It was a well organised seminar and the speeches of the leaders were well received by the comrades. CHQ heartily congratulates the Madhya Pradesh circle union, for organising a very effective seminar.<<<views of the seminar>>>

 

[24.11.2017]Human chain programme was a grand success.

The human chain programme, called on by the unions and associations yesterday, was a grand success. The programme was an unprecedented success in New Delhi. Similarly, as per the reports being received from each and every district, the human chain programme has been massively participated in by the employees. Naturally, the newly forged unity of all the unions and associations in BSNL, has generated a great amount of enthusiasm among both the Non-Executives and Executives throughout the country. This human chain programme foretells that the forthcoming 2 day strike, to be held on 12th and 13th of December is also going to be a total success. The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates the entire employees, as well as all the unions and associations for making the human chain programme a grand success.<<<views of the programme-1>>>  <<<views of the programme-2>>>

 

[23.11.2017]More views of the New Delhi Human Chain programme.<<<views of the programme>>>

 

[23.11.2017]Human Chain programme is a historic success in the National Capital.

The Human Chain programme, called on by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, became a historic success in the National Capital, New Delhi. Never before, the Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL Corporate Office, NTR and NTP circles had participated so massively in any programme. Totally, around 1,000 employees participated in this programme, and stood along Janpath, in a very disciplined manner, to make the programme a success. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the NTR, NTP and Corporate Office circle secretaries of all the unions and associations.

 

[23.11.2017]Massive joint meeting of West Bengal state,  for organising the two day strike.

A massive state level joint meeting of the BSNL Unions and Associations of West Bengal was held at Kolkata yesterday the 22nd November, in the Institute Hall, CTO, Kolkata. Very good mobilisation has been made by all unions and associations. A presidium of circle secretaries of all  major unions and associations in Kolkata Telephones circle  conducted the meeting. It was addressed by Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS,BSNLEU, Com. C.Singh, GS,NFTE- BSNL, Com.Tapas Ghosh, CS, SNEA,West Bengal, Com.Prasun Mukherjee, Organising Secretary, AIBSNEA, Com. Alok Nandi,Dy.GS, FNTO, Com.Ashok Acharaya,Jt.Secretary, AIGETOA,  Com.Ajay Singh, President, BSNLMS, Com.Jitendra Balmiki,CS,SEWA BSNL, Com.Praveen Kumar,SNATTA and Com. Soumya Basak, CS,AIBSNLOA addressed the convention.  Com. Animesh Mitra,VP(CHQ) BSNLEU proposed vote of thanks.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[23.11.2017]Memorandum submitted to Sri Y.V.Subba Reddy MP by All Unions and Associations, Ongole SSA, AP circle.<<<click here>>>

 

 

[22.11.2017]Meeting with CMD BSNL.

Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS and com.S.Chellappa,AGS met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL today, and discussed the following issues.

 

(a)    Resolutions of the CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at New Delhi.

The GS and AGS handed over to the CMD BSNL, copies of the important resolutions passed in the meeting of BSNLEU, held at New Delhi on 7th and 8th November, 2017. Especially, the resolutions pertaining to attacks on trade union rights in BSNL, fresh recruitment of staff and implementation of court order on counting RTP service, were discussed.

 

(b)   Victimisation of com.K.Mohanan, CS, BSNLEU, Kerala.

The attention of the CMD BSNL was drawn to the attempts being made to victimise com.K.Mohanan, circle secretary, BSNLEU, Kerala.

 

(c)    Taking over of BSNL buildings / space, by the TERM Cell.

The attention of the CMD BSNL was drawn to the attempt being made by the TERM Cell, to take over BSNL's building / space in Jammu.

 

The CMD BSNL assured that appropriate actions would be taken on all the above mentioned issues.

 

[22.11.2017]Decision of the Union Cabinet, in respect of the wage revision of the Non-Executives of Public Sector Undertakings, as reported in the Press Information Bureau.<<click here>>

 

[22.11.2017]All Unions and Associations of Bihar circle conducted an inspiring meeting at Patna.

The All Unions and Associations of Bihar circle conducted an inspiring meeting yesterday, to mobilise the employees for the human chain and two day strike. A large number of comrades attended the meeting. Com.B.P.Singh, CS, BSNLEU, presided over the meeting. Com.Animesh Mitra,VP(CHQ), BSNLEU, com.Chandeswar Singh,GS, NFTE, com.K.Sebastin,GS,SNEA, com.Prasun Mukopadyay, Org.Secretary, AIBSNLEA, com.Washi Ahmed, Dy.GS,AIGETOA, and com.Ajay Singh, President, BSNL MS, addressed. CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates the Unions and Associations of Bihar circle, for conducting this successful meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[22.11.2017]Red salutes to com. Sukomal Sen.

We are extremely sad to inform that, Com.Sukomal Sen, former General Secretary of the All State Government Employees Federation ((AISGEF), General Secretary of the Trade Union International - Public Services (TUI PS), as well as Member of the Rajya Sabha, passed away today morning, in a hospital at Kolkata. He was one of the senior most trade union leaders of the country. Com.sukomal Sen was also a great teacher, and his contributions in the field of educating the working class will ever be remembered. BSNLEU dips it's banner and pays respectful homage to com.Sukomal Sen, and conveys it's heartfelt condolences to his family members, friends and comrades.

 

[21.11.2017]BSNL Corporate Office issues corrigendum to the model examination notice for the JE LICE.<<view corrigendum>>

 

[21.11.2017]Make the human chain programme a grand success.

As a prelude to the two day strike to be held on 12th & 13th December, 2017, the Unions and Associations have decided to conduct a human chain on 23.11.2017. Each and every Non-Executive and Executive should be involved in this human chain. All the circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to take the initiative and to conduct the programme in the most successful manner, in coordination with other unions and associations.  

 

[21.11.2017]Submission of memorandum to MPs – An important ground work for the settlement of 3rd pay revision and stopping formation of Subsidiary Tower Company.

Submission of memorandum to the MPs is a very important ground work, for the settlement of our demands, viz., 3rd Pay Revision and stopping formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. The All Unions and Associations have already finalised the memorandum to be submitted to the MPs. As has already been announced, the last date for submission of memorandum is 30.11.2017. All circle and district secretaries are requested to complete this task successfully. Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu circle, is the first to submit the memorandum to the MP. On behalf of all the unions and associations of Dharmapuri district, memorandum is submitted today, to shri K. Ashok Kumar, Hon’ble MP of Krishnagiri constituency. CHQ heartily congratulates the unions and associations of Dharmapuri district. 

Memorandum is submitted today, to shri K. Ashok Kumar, Hon’ble MP of Krishnagiri

 

[21.11.2017]BSNLEU demands implementation of 200 point roster for JE LICE to be conducted in UP East Circle.

As per the orders of DoP&T, 200 point roster is to be implemented in recruitments, for implementation of SC/ST reservation. But this being denied in UP (East) circle for the JE LICE to be conducted on 28.01.2018. Some other wrong methodology is being adopted by UP(East) circle administration, which affects the interest of SCs and STs. BSNLEU has taken up this issue with Corporate Office, demanding it’s intervention for the implementation of 200 point roster in the JE LICE to be conducted in UP (East) circle.<<view letter>>

 

[21.11.2017]Resolutions passed in the Central Executive Committee meeting held at New Delhi on 07th & 08th November, 2017.

 

(1)    On two day strike on 12th and 13th December, 2017 - Make it a total success! <<Click here>>

(2)   On the issue of spectrum for BSNL.<<Click here>>

(3)  On Recruitment of fresh staff. <<Click here>>

(4)  On the curtailment of legitimate trade union rights in BSNL. <<Click here>>

(5)   On common struggles of the working class in the country.<<Click here>>

(6)  On regularisation of RTP service. <<Click here>>

 

[20.11.2017]Corporate Office issues letter to count training period also as residency period for appearing in the JE LICE.

According to the Recruitment Rules, an official should have completed 5 years’ of service in the 9020-17430 pay scale, for appearing in the JE LICE. BSNLEU has taken up the demand that the pre-appointment training, undergone by the Non-Executives, should also be counted to calculate this residency period. This issue was discussed by the leaders of BSNLEU, with Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Estt.), on 17.11.2017 also. The GM (Estt.) accepted the demand and assured that order will be issued shortly. Accordingly the letter has been issued by Corporate Office today.<<view letter>>

 

[20.11.2017]BSNL endorsement of special benefits in cases of death and disability in service - Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules of Pre-2016 disability pensioners/ Family Pensioners in implementation of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission.<<click here>>

 

[20.11.2017]BSNLEU writes to the Management demanding expeditious training for successful JAO candidates of J&K circle.

JAO LICE was held on 17.07.2016. This exam was held belatedly in J&K circle. 14 candidates emerged successful in this exam. However, still they are not deputed for training. The NATFM says that it cannot start a training batch with only 14 candidates. BSNLEU has written to the GM (Trng.), urging upon him to take expeditious action to solve this problem.<<view letter>>

 

[20.11.2017]All India tour programme to organise the two day strike – circle secretaries are requested to organise the meetings strictly as per the decision.

An All India tour programme, to be addressed by the General Secretaries / leaders of All Unions and Associations has already been finalised, for organising the forthcoming two day strike to be held on 12th & 13th December, 2017. This tour programme is already updated on CHQ website. All the circle secretaries are requested to take this decision seriously, and organise the tour programme strictly as per the schedule.  

 

[20.11.2017]Wealth of 101 Indian Billionaires equals 13% of GDP.

We have been telling that inequality is widening rapidly after the implementation of Neo-Liberal policies. A very big portion of the wealth that is being generated in the country, is being garnered by the big corporates. Statistics say that 1% of the Indian population is having 58% of the Nation’s wealth. Now, one more evidence has come to prove our claim that, the rich is growing richer. According to the Forbes 2017 Billionaires list, 101 Indian Billionaires are having wealth which is equivalent to 13% of India’s GDP. It must also be noted that simultaneously news are coming from many states reporting starvation deaths.

[Source: Times of India dated 20.11.2017]   

 

[18.11.2017]All India tour programme of CHQ leaders .

The All Unions and Associations of BSNL has decided an All India tour programme, to organise the 2 day strike to be held in December, 2017. The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU held yesterday, has decided the places to be addressed by the CHQ leaders, which is as follows:-

 

Com. P. Abhimanyu, General  Secretary            -     Lucknow, Patna, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur

 

Com. Balbir Singh, President                                -     Ludhiana, Bhopal

 

Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. General Secretary -  Kolkata & Guwahati

 

Com. P. Asokababu, Vice President                             -  Hyderabad & Bengaluru

.

Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President                            -   Bhubaneswar

 

Com. S. Chellappa, Asst. General Secretary              -   Chennai

 

[18.11.2017]Memorandum to be submitted to the MPs.

The memorandum to be submitted to the MPs, as per the decision of the Unions and Associations of BSNL, is attached herewith. All circle, as well as district secretaries, are requested to take the initiative, to complete the task of submitting this memorandum to the MPs, in coordination with other unions and associations. This task should be completed by 30-11-2017. <<< view memorandum >>>

 

[18.11.2017]An effective seminar on great October Revolution, organised at Kolkata.

A very inspiring seminar on the Great October Revolution was organised at Kolkata today. The four circle unions of West Bengal, Kolkata, Telecom Factory and Telecom Stores, organised the seminar. A large number of comrades attended. Com. Sisir Roy, CS, Kolkata, presided over and com. Animesh Mitra CS, West Bengal &VP (CHQ) welcomed all. Com. Tapan Sen, GS, CITU and com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, addressed the meeting and explained about the achievements of the Soviet Union, under the leadership of the working class. They also linked the relevance of the Great October Revolution, in solving the present day problems. CHQ heartily congratulates all the four circle unions, for organising today's programme successfully.<<< view of the seminar >>>

 

 

[17.11.2017]Meeting with GM (Estt. & Rectt.)

Com P.Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, com.S.Chelappa, AGS and com.Ramesh Chand,Organising Secretary (CHQ) met Ms. Anima Roy, GM(Estt & Rectt), BSNL CO today, and discussed the following issues:

 

 

(1) Wrong fixation of qualifying marks for SC/ST candidates in the forthcoming JE LICE under 50% quota to be held on 28.01.2018.

 

The union representatives pointed out to the GM (Estt & Rectt ) that in the model notification, it is mentioned that the qualifying marks for SC/ST candidates would be 20% in each section and 30% in aggregate. Whereas, according to the orders of the Corporate Office, the qualifying marks for SC/ST are prescribed as 20% in each section and there is no provision for aggregate marks. Therefore, the union urged that in the notification the minimum marks for SC/ST candidates should be fixed without any aggregate marks.

 

The GM informed that the qualifying marks for SC/ST candidates are not changed, and that, the order issued earlier is for review of the results of the failed SC/ST candidates. She further clarified that, while reviewing the results of the failed SC/ST candidates, no minimum aggregate marks would be required.

 

(2) Conducting off line examination for JE LICE.

The union has already written to the Management for conducting the LDCE/ LICE from Non-Executive to Non- Executive through off line. Since, the proposed JE LICE is from the Non-Executive to Non-Executive, it should be conducted off line only.

 

The GM replied that the JE is the highest Non- executive technical cadre and SOP also framed based on the technical support, therefore, the Management has decided to conduct the said LICE on line. The GM assured that necessary action would be taken to conduct mock tests to familiarise the candidates with the process of on line exams. The union representatives urged that necessary instructions should be issued from the Rectt. cell to the circles to conduct mock test every week before the exam, for which the GM agreed.

 

 

(3) On the issue of changing the cut off date from 1st July 2016 to 1st July 2017, for the JE LICE, the GM informed that since the exam is being held for 2016 vacancies, the cut off date could not be extended to 1st July, 2017.

 

However, she assured that the Union's demand for counting training period for qualifying service is accepted, and necessary instructions would be issued soon.

 

[17.11.2017]Telengana circle union on struggle path.

Consequent to the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circles, the Management is forcibly sending unwilling Non-Executives from Telengana to AP circle. The suggestions given by BSNLEU to amicably solve the issue, is ignored by the Management. Hence, the Telengana circle union is on agitation.<<< view images >>>

 

[17.11.2017]Hold meeting of circle secretaries in all circles tomorrow the 18-11-2017.

The meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held at New Delhi on 14-11-2017, has decided that meeting of circle secretaries of all unions and associations should be held in each and every circle, on 18-11-2017. This decision is taken to ensure elaborate preparations for the human chain programme, as well as for the two day strike, and also to ensure better coordination between all unions and associations at the circle level. CHQ requests the circle secretaries to take the initiative to hold the meeting.

 

[17.11.2017]CHQ circular.

CHQ has issued circular, consisting of the important decisions of the New Delhi CEC meeting, the New Delhi meeting of the All India BSNL Working Women's Coordination and the meeting of "All Unions and Associations of BSNL", held at New Delhi on 14-11-2017. <<< view circular >>>

 

[16.11.2017]Meeting with GM (SR).

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, com. S. Chellappa, AGS and com. Ramesh Chand, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR) today and discussed the following issues. 

 

(1)    Releasing of the National Council minutes on time.

The Union representatives urged upon the GM (SR) to release the minutes of the adjourned 35th meeting of the National Council, held on 13.11.2017. It was pointed out that releasing of the minutes of the meeting held on 11.05.2017, was considerably delayed as a result of which, the decisions taken in that meeting were not implemented on time. The GM (SR) assured that the minutes would be released on time.

 

(2)    Issuing of notice for pre-mature retirement to 6 officials of Faridabad SSA.

BSNLEU has already written to the CMD BSNL and Director (HR), vide letter no. BSNLEU/310 (HAR) dated 02.11.2017, opposing the pre-mature retirement notice issued to 6 officials of Faridabad SSA, and has demanded withdrawal of the notices. The Union representatives enquired about the status of this case. The GM (SR) informed that the case is being amicably settled.

 

(3)    Preparation of a false minutes of the Designations Committee meeting.

BSNLEU has already protested that the Management Side had inserted in an unfair manner, certain portion, which is not part of the discussion that took place in the meeting of the Joint Committee for Change of Designations of the Non-Executives, held on 26.09.2017. The Union representatives requested the GM (SR) to intervene in this matter, for which he responded positively.

 

[16.11.2017]BSNLEU protests preparation of a false minutes of the Designations Committee meeting.

Management has prepared the draft minutes of the meeting of the Joint Committee on Change of Designations of the Non-Executives, that was held on 26.09.2017. In that minutes, it is stated that the duties and responsibilities of the Non-Executives can be changed after change of designations. It is also mentioned in the draft minutes that this was mutually agreed to by, both the Management and Staff Side. Such a discussion has not at all taken place in the Joint Committee meeting, and the Staff Side has not agreed for any change in duties and responsibilities, after change of designations. BSNLEU has written to the GM (Restg.) protesting against this unfair practice of the Management Side.<<view letter>>

     

[16.11.2017]Inauguration of com. P. Ramamurthy Bhawan.

As already informed through our website, CITU has constructed a Trade Union Education & Research Centre at Saket, New Delhi. This Trade Union School is named after the founder General Secretary of CITU, com. P. Ramamurthy. The inauguration of P. Ramamurthy Bhawan is taking place on 15th December, 2017. The CITU has invited BSNLEU to participate in the inaugural function.<<view invitation>>

 

[16.11.2017]Idea Cellular’s second quarter loss rises to Rs.1,107 crores.

The Idea Cellular, one of the major telecom company, has already gone into loss. The Company’s loss for the second quarter has risen to Rs.1,107 crores. It is also reported that Idea Cellular’s revenue has fallen by 19.7% in the second quarter. It’s revenue collection in the second quarter of 2016 was Rs.9,300 crores. Whereas, it’s revenue collection for the second quarter in 2017 is only Rs.7,465 crores.  

 

[16.11.2017]Mukesh Ambhani’s family beats the Lees of Samsung, to become the richest in Asia.

The family of Mukesh Ambhani, who is the richest person of India, has now become the richest in Asia. Mukesh Ambhani’s family has beaten the Lees of the Samsung, to become the richest in Asia. The net worth of the Ambhanis has increased from 19 billion US dollars to 44.8 billion US dollars. The net worth of the Lees is 40.8 billion US dollars. It must be noted that the policies of the Modi government has greatly helped Mukesh Ambhani to reach this position. We saw how the government’s policies helped Mukesh Ambhani’s Reliance Jio. Similarly, in the Oil industry also, which is one of the biggest business of Mukesh Ambhani, the government’s policy has greatly helped him. For example, the price of petrol in India was sold at Rs.65/- per litre in 2014, when the price of one barrel of crude oil was sold at 120 US dollars in the international market. But, when the price of crude oil in the international market has come down to only 50 US dollars per barrel, the price of petrol in India has increased to Rs.70/- per litre. Mukesh Ambani is greatly benefited by this. This is only one example of how the government, through it’s policy interventions, make the rich to become richer.  

 

[16.11.2017]BSNLEU once again writes to the Management justifying the demand to conduct JE LICE as an off line exam.

On receiving the letter from BSNL CO, rejecting the demand of BSNLEU to conduct the JE LICE as an off line exam, BSNLEU has once again written to the Corporate Office, justifying it’s demand for an off line exam for the JE LICE.<<view letter>>

 

[16.11.2017]BSNL Corporate Office replies to BSNLEU that JE LICE would not be conducted as an off line exam.

BSNLEU has already demanded that the JE LICE should be conducted not as an online exam, but it should be conducted as on off line exam. This demand is raised in view of the fact that most of the candidates appearing the JE LICE are belonging to the line staff category, who do not possess the working knowledge of computer. The Recruitment Branch of Corporate Office has rejected the demand.<<view letter>>

 

[15.11.2017]Corporate Office calls for inputs related to financial implication of the anomalies issue – Circle Secretaries are requested to take action.

BSNLEU is continuously pursuing the settlement of anomalies, which arose in the 1st wage revision w.e.f. 01.10.2000. This issue was once again discussed with the GM (Estt.) by the GS, BSNLEU on 09.11.2017.  In that meeting it was told by the Management Side that, the DoT wants to know the financial implication of this issue. BSNL Corporate Office has written to the CGMs yesterday, requesting to send the requisite inputs in the format that is enclosed. All circle secretaries are requested to take up this issue with their respective CGMs, and arrange to send the requisite inputs to the Corporate Office at the earliest.<<view Corporate Office letter>>

 

[15.11.2017]75,000 jobs lost in just one year, in the Indian telecom sector.

The Indian telecom sector has lost 75,000 jobs in just one year. Major private telecom companies are facing a crisis after the entry of Reliance Jio. Many smaller telecom companies are getting closed down. Bigger companies like Vodafone and Idea have gone into loss, and are getting merged. Due to these closures and mergers, job loss is taking place in a big way. 75,000 jobs are already lost in just one year.

 

[15.11.2017]Tour programme of All India leaders is crucial for organising the strike successfully.

The meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held on 14-11-2017, has prepared a schedule for the tour programme of the All India leaders. We are aware that our circle unions may face some problems in organising the programme at such a short notice. Still this is very much required for the success of the strike. Hence, circle unions are requested to give utmost importance to organise the meetings, in coordination with other unions and associations.

 

[14.11.2017]Decisions of the CEC meeting of BSNLEU held at New Delhi on 07th & 08th November, 2017.

The CEC meeting of BSNLEU held at New Delhi on 07th & 08th November, 2017, has taken important decisions with regards to the issues of the employees and the Union. Due to severe work load and continuous pre-occupation, there is a delay in uploading the decisions on our website. CHQ sincerely regrets for this delay.<<view decisions>>

 

[14.11.2017]Corporate Office reviews the results of the failed SC / ST candidates of the 3 JTO LICEs conducted in 2016.

BSNLEU is extremely happy to inform that the Corporate Office has reviewed the results of the failed SC / ST candidates of the JTO LICEs (under 50% quota), conducted on 22.05.2016, 24.09.2016 & 11.12.2016. This review has been done based on the implementation of the DoT order no.22-5/91-NCG dated 30.11.1992, in BSNL. BSNLEU has already informed through it’s website that in the 35th meeting of the National Council held on 11.05.2017, the demand of BSNLEU to implement the above mentioned DoT order was accepted. The Corporate Office implemented this DoT order in BSNL vide letter no.9-2/2016-Rectt. dated 28.08.2017. Based on this letter of the Corporate Office, results of the failed SC / ST candidates in the JAO LICE, held on 11.07.2016, are already reviewed. Now, the results of the failed candidates of the 3 JTO LICEs conducted in 2016 are reviewed. Copies of the Corporate Office letter are attached.

<view attachment>> <<annexure-1>> <<annexure-2>> <<annexure-3>>

 

[14.11.2017]Decisions taken in the meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held at New Delhi on 14.11.2017.<<view decisions>>

 

[14.11.2017]Date of the human chain changed.

All circle and district secretaries are requested to note that the date of the human chain programme is changed. It will now take place on 23.11.2017. The meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held today, has made this change, with a view to facilitate more time for the mobilisation. It is also decided that the human chain should be organised during lunch hour on 23.11.2017. Further, it is also decided that placards, containing our demands on wage revision and subsidiary tower company, should be prominently displayed during the human chain, with a view to take our message effectively to the public. CHQ requests all the circle and district unions to organise the programme effectively, in coordination with other unions and associations.

 

[14.11.2017]Meeting of the circle secretaries of All Unions and Associations should be held on 18.11.2017.

The meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held today, has taken the decision that a meeting of all the circle secretaries of the unions and associations should be held on 18.11.2017. In that meeting, ways and means of effectively organising the human chain, as well as the two day strike, should be discussed and decisions should be taken. This decision has been taken since complaints are being received that there is no proper coordination between the circle secretaries of the unions and associations in some circles. Circle secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to take the initiative and to organise the meeting successfully, and to develop cordial relationship and better understanding between all the unions and associations. This is a must for strengthening our unity. Our unity and struggle alone can achieve wage revision, and can stop BSNL being broken to pieces, by forming a Subsidiary Tower Company. 

 

[14.11.2017]Strike notice for the two day strike to be served on 23.11.2017.

In the meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held today, it is decided that the strike notice for the two day strike to be held on 12th & 13th December, 2017, will be served on the CMD BSNL and the Secretary, DoT, on 23.11.2017. 

 

[14.11.2017]Last date for submission of memorandum to the Hon’ble MPs changed to 30.11.2017.

The last date for submission of memorandum to the Hon’ble MPs has been changed. Now the memorandum will be submitted to the Hon’ble MPs before 30.11.2017. A copy of the memorandum will be circulated within a day or two. All circle and district secretaries are requested to make note of this and arrange to submit the memorandum to the Hon’ble MPs, in coordination with all unions and associations.

 

[13.11.2017]BSNL Plan Rs.429/- is to be implemented to the Non-Executives, in the place of Rs.200/- SIM.

In today’s National Council meeting, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Secretary, Staff Side, demanded in his initial remarks that the Management should implement Plan Rs.429/- to the Non-Executives, in the place of Rs.200/- SIM. As per plan Rs.429/-, unlimited voice calls and 1 GB data per day are being given for a period of 3 months. The Director (HR), who is the Chairperson of the National Council accepted this demand.

 

[13.11.2017]Highlights of today’s National Council meeting.<<click here>>   

 

[13.11.2017]Tragedy during Mahapadav - contract worker from Bidar, Karnataka, passed away due to heart attack.

CHQ is the extremely pained to inform that com.Musthafa, a contract worker from Bidar, Karnataka, who had come to New Delhi to participate in the Mahapadav, passed away on 11.11.2017, due to heart attack. He was only 36 years old. CHQ got all the police and medical formalities completed, and airlifted the body to Hyderabad at 21:30 hours yesterday, the 12.11.2017. Com.Shamburao Sagar, DS, BSNLEU, travelled in the same flight, and from Hyderabad the body was taken to com.Musthafa's native place in Bidar district. CHQ expresses it's heartfelt condolences to all the family members of com.Musthafa.

 

[11.11.2017]BSNLEU once again insists for one time relaxation, for the candidates who do not possess 10th std. qualification, for appearing in the TT LDCE.  

BSNLEU has long been insisting the Management to give one time relaxation for the 10th std. qualification, required for appearing in the Telecom Technician LDCE. The demand of BSNLEU is that, even the officials who are not having 10th std. qualification, should be allowed to appear in the Telecom Technician LDCE, as a one time measure. This issue was once again discussed with Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Estt.) on 09.11.2017, by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS. Shri A.K. Singh, DGM(Pers.IV) was also present. The Management is totally unwilling to give any relaxation to the minimum educational qualification, in view of the induction of high technology and also competition with the private operators. After prolonged discussion, the GM (Estt.) agreed to look into the option of holding a “Screening Test”, to those who do not possess 10th std. qualification, for appearing in the TT LDCE.  

 

[11.11.2017]Inordinate delay in the settlement of anomalies – detailed discussion takes place between GS, BSNLEU and GM (Estt.).

The settlement of anomalies, which arose in the 1st wage revision is being continuously persued by BSNLEU. The matter is lying pending with the DoT now. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, had a detailed discussion with Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Estt.), on 09.11.2017. Shri Shiv Shankar Prasad, DGM (Estt.), was also present. The GM (Estt.), expressed her helplessness, since the DoT is not giving clearance, and keeps on asking queries. After detailed discussion, the GM (Estt.) agreed to once again write to the DoT, with the requisite inputs. 

 

[11.11.2017]Payment of arrears of employees EPF contribution – GS, BSNLEU discusses with GM (Estt.).

The payment of arrears of employees’ EPF contribution, in respect of those for whom GPF was implemented initially, and EPF was implemented subsequently. This case was discussed in the last National Council meeting. However, the decision of the National Council is not yet implemented. This issue was discussed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS with Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Estt.) on 09.11.2017. Dealing of this case has recently been transferred to the Establishment branch, by the Corporate Accounts branch. The GM (Estt.), assured to look into the case and to do the needful.

 

[11.11.2017]The three day Mahapadav successfully came to an end.

 

                     

                     

The Mahapadav (relay dharna), called on by the Central Trade Unions, as well as by the Independent Federations and Unions, successfully came to an end today. Today’s participation in the Mahapadav, by the workers, is more than the first day and the second day. Especially, women workers massively participated in today’s programme. Around 1,000 members of BSNLEU participated today. CHQ heartily congratulates the various circle unions of BSNLEU, for massively mobilising the workers in the Mahapadav. <<more views>>   

 

 

Mahapadav on 09.11.2017

 

[10.11.2017]Meeting of "All Unions and Associations of BSNL" to be held on 14.11.2017.

A meeting of the "All Unions and Associations of BSNL" will be held on 14.11.2017. The meeting will be held at 11:00 hrs, in SEWA BSNL office, near CTO Sabhagarh, at Eastern Court. The forthcoming human chain, two day strike on 12th and 13th, December, and other issues will be discussed.

 

[10.11.2017]Second day of the successful Mahapadav.

The Mahapadav, organised by the Central Trade Unions and independent Federations and Unions, was held massively and successfully for the second day today. Tens of thousands of workers participated in the Mahapadav. Leaders of the Central Trade Unions addressed. Totally, 996 comrades of BSNLEU participated in today's Mahapadav.

 

[09.11.2017]Teething problem in the new website.

BSNLEU has launched a new website, on in the CEC meeting held on 09.11.2017. The web address of the new website is bsnleu.in. CHQ has already informed that, both the existing website (bsnleuchq.com) and the new website (bsnleu.in) will be operated for some time. However, it is observed that the new website (bsnleu.in) is having some teething problem. The same would be rectified soon.    

  

[09.11.2017]IT employees of Karnataka succeed in forming trade union, and getting registration.

There are around 40 lakh employees working in the IT sector throughout the country. Like the workers of other sectors, the workers of IT sector are also facing serious problems like, heavy work load, insecurity of job, etc. However, forming of trade union has been totally prohibited in the IT sector. Under these circumstances, the IT employees of Karnataka State have finally succeeded in forming a trade union, and also getting certificate from the Labour Commission. Karnataka State IT / ITES Employees Union has got the certificate from the Labour Commission of Karnataka, under the Trade Union Act 1926, and Karnataka Trade Unions Regulations, 1958. It is significant to note that, Karnataka State is the largest IT hub of the country, with 15 lakh employees. The KITU is presently having only 250 members. But it is for sure that, in future, the trade union movement in the IT sector will grow from strength to strength, because of the existence of high a degree of exploitation in the IT sector. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the KITU.

[Inputs from the Economic Times]

 

[09.11.2017]Three day relay dharna by working class started at New Delhi - Parliament Street turns red.

The three day relay dharna by the working class, started at New Delhi today. Tens of thousands of workers have assembled, from all over the country, and the Parliament Street, the venue of the dharna, has turned red. Slogans are being raised against the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the government. All the Central Trade Unions, as well as the independent trade unions of various sectors are participating in this dharna. On behalf of BSNLEU, more than 1,500 employees are participating in this dharna, from all the circles.<<<views of the dharna>>>

[08.11.2017]Corporate Office letter on Pre Examination Training to SC/ ST/ Minorities candidates appearing in JE Examination.<<view letter>>

 

[08.11.2017]BSNLEU - CHQ's new website is inaugurated.

 

 

BSNLEU - CHQ has designed a new website for the Union. The present website is designed many years ago. Hence, it is the requirement of the movement also to design a new website, utilising the advancements that have come. The web address of the new website is bsnleu.in. In today's meeting of the CEC, the new website is formally inaugurated by one of the senior most leaders of our Union, Com.J.Sampath Rao, circle secretary, Telangana, amidst loud applause of the CEC members. The new website, as well as the existing website will function parallely for some time. Thereafter, the new website alone will be there. CHQ heartily congratulates com.John Verghese, AGS, who had taken sincere efforts to get the new website designed.<<<views>>>

 

[07.11.2017]Com.C.K.Gundanna,CS, Karnataka, felicitated in the CEC meeting.

As all of us are aware, com.C.K.Gundanna, CS, Karnataka, is conferred with the Karnataka Rajyotsav award. In today's CEC meeting, the CHQ honoured com.C.K.Gundanna, for this. Com.C.K.Gundanna, was offered with the shawl by com.V.A.N.Namboodiri. Com.A.K.Padmanabhan,VP,CITU, presented a memento. Both the leaders and com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, spoke briefly and congratulated com.C.K.Gundanna.<<<views of the felicitation>>>

[07.11.2017]More views of the CEC meeting.<<views of the meeting>>

[07.11.2017]DO letter from Dir.(CM) to The CGMs, All Telecom Circles/Districts regding SIM sales in October 2017 and Target for November 2017.<<<view letter>>> <<<annexure-1>>>  <<<annexure-2>>>

[07.11.2017]BSNLEU started it's two day CEC meeting at New Delhi.

                          

BSNLEU started it's 2 day Central Executive Committee meeting at New Delhi, today. Com.Balbir Singh, President, is presiding. Com.Swapan Chakraborty,Dy.GS, welcomed every one. Com.A.K.Padmanabhan, vice-president, CITU, inaugurated the meeting with an inspiring and informative speech. The meeting was greeted by com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, former general secretary. Com.Gundanna, CS, Karnataka, who was recently conferred with the Karnataka state Rajyotsava Award, was honoured in the meeting. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, offered him the shawl and com.A.K.Padmanabhan, presented the memento. The subjects committee started with a detailed presentation of the report, by com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary. Deliberation by the CEC members is going on.

 

[06.11.2017]Venue of the dharna to be held at New Delhi from 09th to 11th November, 2017.

The National Convention of Workers held at New Delhi on 08.08.2017, organised by the Central Trade Unions and independent trade unions, including BSNLEU, has decided to organise a massive dharna at New Delhi from 09th to 11th November, 2017. The dharna is to oppose the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the government and also demanding settlement of the 12 point charter of demands of the Central Trade Unions. The venue of the dharna is Parliament Street. All comrades coming to participate in the dharna are requested to reach the area near Parliament Street police station.

 

[06.11.2017]Corporate Office letter on information on engagement details of Casual Labourers (including TSMs) who have retired / left organization / expired during the period from 01.10.2000 till date in the requisite format for extending the benefit of gratuity.<<view letter>>

 

[06.11.2017]The 2 day CEC meeting of BSNLEU starts at New Delhi tomorrow.

The CEC meeting of BSNLEU is being held at New Delhi tomorrow and day after tomorrow. Hotel Dakha International, Karol Bagh is the venue of the meeting. The meeting is expected to discuss the important issues of wage revision and Subsidiary Tower Company, and to work out the strategy of the Union. Many other important organisational matters will also be discussed. Com.A.K.Padmanabhan, veteran trade union leader and vice-president of the CITU has kindly consented to inaugurate the meeting.

 

[06.11.2017]BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee successfully holds it's first meeting at New Delhi.
BSNL 'Working Women's Coordination Committee', a sub-committee of BSNLEU, was formed in the women's convention, held at Hyderabad on 8th July, 2017. The first meeting of this Committee was held at New Delhi yesterday the 05-11-2017. The CHQ of BSNLEU has made the arrangements for the meeting.12 Committee members, out of 17, attended the meeting. Com.Sunithi Chowdhari, Organising Secretary (CHQ), presided over the meeting. Com.P.Indira, convenor of the Committee, welcomed all and presented the note for discussion. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS,BSNLEU, addressed the meeting and explained the decisions of the Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, with regards to the functions and responsibilities of the BSNL WWCC. He also explained in detail about the wage revision and Subsidiary Tower Company issues and also about the decisions of the "All Unions and Associations of BSNL" to go on struggles. All the Committee members participated in the discussion. Com.Balbir Singh, President, com.Swapan Chakraborty,Dy.GS and senior leader of the Union and circle secretary of Telengana, com.Sampath Rao, greeted the meeting.  Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke on the wage revision and Subsidiary Tower Company issues, as well as about the struggles decided upon by the "All Unions and Associations of BSNL", on these issues. Com.P.Indira, Convenor, summed up the discussions and explained about the future functioning of the Committee. The Committee has decided to conduct a powerful campaign among the women employees, to successfully organise the 2 day strike on 12th and 13th of December.  The Committee has also given important suggestions to the CHQ of BSNLEU, with regards to the problems of the women employees. Com.D.A.Shylla, NE I circle, proposed vote of thanks. CHQ heartily congratulates the BSNL WWCC for it's successful meeting.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[03.11.2017]Retirement of Com. Bhag Lal koundal, Circle President, Punjab circle.

Com. Bhag Lal Koundal, circle president BSNLEU, Punjab and former Assistant Treasurer of the CHQ, retired from service on 31st October, 2017 on his superannuation on completing 38 years of service. A well-arranged felicitation function was organised by Chandigarh Comrades to honors Com. Bhag Lal Koundal. Com. Balbir Singh Circle secretary, Iqbal Singh Dhillon ACS, Budh Singh, Circle Treasurer, Kamaljit Singh, ACS, H.S. Dhillon, DS, Chandigarh, Tarsem Singh, DS, Ferozpur, all District Committee members and branch secretaries, BSNLEU, Chandigarh attended the felicitation. Shri J.S. Sahota, PGM, Chandigarh, and other senior officers also attended the function and greeted Com. Bhag Lal.

 

 

[02.11.2017]Corporate office letter on extending 30% superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees along with revision in date of implementation from the beginning.<<view letter>>

 

[02.11.2017]Com.K.R.Yadav, Vice-President (CHQ) felicitated.

The circle conference of BSNLEU, UP(East) circle, going on in Jaunpur, felicitated com.K.R.Yadav, Vice-President(CHQ), who retired from BSNL service, on superannuation, on 30-09-2017. Senior leaders, including com.R.K.Mishra, circle secretary and com.D.N.Tripati, circle president, praised the services rendered to the Union, by com.K.R.Yadav,VP(CHQ). Speaking on the occasion, com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, vividly recollected the contributions of com.K.R.Yadav,VP(CHQ), right from the Lucknow All India Conference, held in 2003. He also cited a few occasions, on which com.K.R.Yadav,VP(CHQ), rose to the occasion, to defend the Organisation.<<<view felicitation>>>

 

[02.11.2017]Com.C.K.Gundanna honoured by shri Siddaramaih, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka.

We have already announced that com.C.K.Gundanna, circle secretary, BSNLEU, Karnataka circle, has been conferred with the "Rajyotsava" award, by the government of Karnataka. The award giving ceremony took place at Bengaluru yesterday, and shri Siddaramaiah, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, handed over the citation, cash award and the gold coin. The Hon'ble Chief Minister also honoured com.C.K.Gundanna in the traditional way. It is really a great honour for com.C.K.Gundanna. BSNLEU, and it's entire members and leaders feel proud of com.C.K.Gundanna.

 

 

 

[02.11.2017]Six Non-Executives of Faridabad SSA, Haryana circle, are issued notice for being sent out on premature retirement.

It is extremely shocking to know that, the Faridabad district administration has issued notice to six Assistant Telecom Technicians, for sending them out on premature retirement. Unfortunately, this matter has come to the notice of the CHQ very belatedly. This notice has been issued under the provisions of Rule 55 (ii)(b) of BSNL CDA Rules-2006. This particular provision was incorporated into the BSNL CDA rules, from the FR 56(j), which is a rule of the Central Government. At that time of it's introduction itself, BSNLEU has strongly opposed this provision. However, Management ignored our opposition. This Rule was only on paper all these years. After the Narendra Modi government came to power, strict instructions were sent to all Central Government departments, as well as to Central Public Sector Undertakings, to vigorously implement the rule, and to "weed out" non-performers, etc. The Central Government is also continuously pressurising the PSU managements to submit action taken report on this matter. BSNLEU has written a detailed letter to the CMD BSNL, demanding immediate intervention to undo the injustice meted out to the six ATTs is Faridabad SSA. BSNLEU assures that all possible steps would be taken to save the six comrades.<<view letter>>

 

[01.11.2017]2 day circle conference of BSNLEU, UP(East) circle enthusiastically started at Jaunpur.

The 2 day circle conference of BSNLEU, UP (East) circle started enthusiastically at Jaunpur today. The National Flag was hoisted by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, and the Union Flag was hoisted by com. D.N. Tripati, circle president. Floral tributes were paid at the martyr’s column. The conference was presided over by com. D.N. Tripati, CP, and it was inaugurated by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS. In his speech, the General Secretary explained how the economic policies of the Narendra Modi government is helping big corporates and how the Public Sector is systematically being weakened. The conference was also addressed by com. Premnath Rai, General Secretary, CITU, Uttar Pradesh. A seminar on revival of BSNL was held in the post lunch session.<<view of the conference>>

 

[01.11.2017]Corporate Office letter on revision of Pension of BSNL pensioners/Family pensioners as per 78.2% IDA.<<<view letter>>>

 

[01.11.2017]Corporate Office letter on revision of pension of pre-2016 CDA pensioners as per 7th CPC in pursuance to DoP&PW OM No.38/17/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017.<<<view letter>>>

 

[01.11.2017]BSNLEU demands that the forthcoming JE LICE should be conducted as an off-line exam.

Many circle unions have raised the issue with the CHQ, demanding that the forthcoming JE LICE should be conducted as an " Off-Line" exam, since most of the candidates appearing the exam belong to the Telecom Technician cadre, who have very less, or no knowledge in computer operations. CHQ has written to the Director(HR), requesting to hold the forthcoming JE LICE as an  off-line exam.<<<view letter>>>

 

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