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BSNLEU CHQ NEWDELHI, 25th June, 2016 [18:30 Hrs]  

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Text Box: BSNL List  of Holidays Calendar - 2016

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

 

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

BSNL Employees Union (CHQ), New Delhi

[Last Updated on 25.06.2016,19:45 hrs]

 

 

 

 

 

 

[25.06.2016]BSNLEU decides to conduct solidarity demonstrations for the indefinite strike of the Central Government employees to start from 11th July, 2016.

The Central Government employees are going on an indefinite strike on their justified demands. The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU has decided to conduct solidarity demonstrations, in support of the strike of the Central Government employees, are to be conducted in all districts on 11th July, 2016. Circle and district secretaries are requested to make note of this and to conduct the programme successfully.

 

[25.06.2016]Pension contribution issue being looked into by the Department of Expenditure.

Forum and BSNLEU are seriously trying to ensure settlement of the pension contribution problem. This is the issue, which is the root cause of the problem of stagnation. This is one of the issue on which we went on 2 days strike in April, 2015. Forum has taken up the issue with the Hon’ble MoC. Com. T.K. Rangarajan, MP, Vice President, CITU, has also taken up this issue with the Hon’ble MoC. The Hon’ble MoC has replied that the matter is being examined. The Forum leaders discussed this issue in their meeting with Ms. Annie Moraes, Member (Finance) yesterday. The Member (Finance) replied that the Department of Expenditure has sought the views of the DoT and the Department of Pension & PW, on this issue.

 

[25.06.2016]Central Executive Committee meeting to be held at New Delhi – All CEC members to note please.

The CEC meeting of BSNLEU is being held at New Delhi from 18th to 20th July, 2016. The notification for the meeting has already been issued and the same is uploaded on CHQ website. In view of the financial constraints it is informed that only circle secretaries and Central Office-bearers will be admitted in the CEC meeting. CEC members are requested not to bring any visitors. All the CEC members have to be present in the meeting upto 1800 hrs. on the last day, i.e., 20.07.2016. All CEC members are requested to book their tickets accordingly.

 

[25.06.2016]Corporate Office letter on circle wise revised target of New Telephone Connection for the year 2016-17 for Basic Services.<<view letter>>

 

[24.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR), demanding amendments to the JAO RR 2001, to mitigate the hardships of the Non-Executives.<<view letter>>

 

[24.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR), demanding amendments to the JTO RR 2014, to mitigate the hardships of the Non-Executives.<<view letter>>

 

[24.06.2016]Forum circular no. 28, on decisions of the meeting of the Forum, held on 23.06.2016.<<view letter>>

 

[24.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR), on the nepotism and favouritism in the allotment of quarters by the GM, Darbhanga, Bihar. <<view letter>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[24.06.2016]Forum leaders met Member (Finance) on payment of GPF issue.

As per the decision of the Forum meeting held yesterday, Forum leaders, viz., com. P. Abhimanyu, convenor, Forum, com. Prahalad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA and com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, met Ms. Annie Moraes, Member (Finance) today and discussed the payment of GPF issue. The Member (Finance) told that the DoT has decided to take over the payment of GPF advance/ withdrawal of BSNL employees, and that the same is implemented in Punjab circle, this month.  The leaders demanded, in that case, that the “sanction” should be made by BSNL authorities and the “payment” should be made by the CCA. They also insisted that there should not be any “restriction” in the sanctioning of the GPF advance/withdrawal. The Member (Finance) told that the views of the leaders would be looked into.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[24.06.2016]In continuation of the discussions held in the 34th meeting of the National Council, BSNLEU writes to the CMD BSNL, demanding revision of HRA, based on 78.2% IDA merger.<<view letter>>  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[24.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR) demanding to take immediate steps to vacate the stay on JTO LICE.

Due to the inaction and indifferent attitude of the Rajasthan circle administration in handling the case on JTO LICE, the Hon’ble CAT Jodhpur, has given stay, as a result of which the Management is not in a position to declare the results till 04.07.2016. BSNLEU has urged the Director (HR) to ensure immediate steps to vacate the stay, so that the results can be declared.<<view letter>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[23.06.2016]BSNLEU is not connected with the AP court case regarding union recognition.

 

The CHQ of BSNLEU wishes to inform that, it is not connected with the case that has been filed in the Andhra Pradesh court, in the matter of union recognition. Neither the CHQ was consulted, nor was it informed of the case, by the comrade who has filed the case. When enquired by the the CHQ, the Andhra Pradesh circle union has also informed, that it is in no way connected with the case. This is a clear case of violation of organisational discipline. CHQ has requested the AP circle union to look in to the matter and do the needful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[23.06.2016]Notification for the Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, to be held at New Delhi from 18th to 20th July, 2016.<<view notification>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[23.06.2016]Recruitment for the posts of Junior Engineer (JE), (ESRTWHILE TTA), in BSNL from external candidates.<<view order>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[23.06.2016]Verification of Online Application forms in respect of JAO LICE under 40% quota to be held on 17.07.2016.<<view order>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[22.06.2016]BSNL records highest addition in wireless subscriber base during April, says TRAI.

 

 

According to the latest data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the total subscriber base in the country increased from 1,033 million as of March 2016 to 1,034 million as of April 2016 while the number of urban subscribers declined form 606.69 million to 607.21 million during the period, total rural subscribers increased from 449.17 million to 452.08 million.

 

Notably, state-run operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) recorded the highest addition in the number of wireless users during April 2016 at 1.1 million BSNL was followed by Airtel and Aircel which added 978.230 and 572,869 wireless users, respectively. However, private players continued to hold the majority portion of the wireless market with a share of 91.2 per cent.

 

Meanwhile, the number of broadband subscribers increased from 149.75 million as of March 2016 to 151.09 million as of April 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[22.06.2016]Once again Modi government is pushing through amendments to Labour Laws.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immediately after coming to power, the Modi government tried to make pro-corporate amendments to the Labour Laws. Through these amendments, the idea of the government, is to give "hire and fire" powers to the employers. The trade union movement of the country stiffly opposed the amendments through struggles. BSNLEU is also part and parcel of all these struggles. After lying low for some time, now the Modi government has decided to once again push through the amendments to the Labour Laws. Accordingly, steps are being taken to amend four Labour Laws. They are, Shop & Establishment Act, Employees Provident Funds &  Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, Maternity Benefits Act 1961 and Employees Compensation Act, 1923. Any amendment to the Labour Laws, which will be detrimental to the working class, will be stiffly opposed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[22.06.2016]Black badge demonstrations on 05-07-2016-circle and district secretaries are requested to make serious preparations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The United Forum, consisting of BSNLEU, SNATTA and BSNL MS, has given call to conduct black badge demonstrations, on 05-07-2016. This agitation is to register our protest to the negative attitude of the BSNL Board, in the settlement  of the genuine grievances of the Non-Executives. Many issues like E1 pay scale, pension contribution to the Directly Recruited employees, one extra increment to the Non-Executives recruited after 01-01-2007 and gratuity to the casual labourers are already approved by the Management Committee and have gone for the approval of the Board of Directors. But, these issues are lying pending with the BSNL Board for a very long time. This deadlock cannot continue for long. Circle and district secretaries are requested to take serious steps,  in close coordination with SNATTA and BSNL MS, to make the agitation a grand success.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[21.06.2016]BSNLEU once again writes to the Management, demanding to grant additional marks for questions with more than one correct answers-case of JTO LICE 2013 <<view letter>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[21.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Management, seeking amendment to the letter on allotment of office accommodation to recognised unions <<view letter>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[21.06.2016]Non-implementation of the decision of the All India Centre is indiscipline. Circle secretaries are requested to do the needful.

 

The All India Centre has already given the direction that all the district unions should hold their executive committee meetings by 15.06.2016 and review the result of the 7th Membership Verification. It is also directed that after making the review, the district unions should send a written report to the circle union. The whole idea of the All India Centre is that, based on the written reports received from the districts, the circle secretaries should deliberate in the CEC meeting to be held next month at New Delhi. Conducting district executive committee meetings and reviewing the verification results is an important organisational task. But it is understood that many district unions have not conducted their executive committee meetings so far to do the review. This is nothing but indiscipline, to say the least. Further, it is the duty of each and every circle secretary to ensure that the decisions of the All India Centre is implemented in his circle. CHQ requests all the circle secretaries to look into this and do the needful.

 

 

[21.06.2016]Declaration of the results of the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016.

 

 

The inordinate delay in the declaration of the results of the JTO LICE, held on 22.05.2016, was once again discussed with Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.) and Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.) yesterday by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy. GS, SNATTA . The representatives expressed their concern for the inordinate delay in the declaration of the results. During the discussion, the GM (Estt.) informed that the management has taken decision to approve the cases of all TTAs of 2007 batch, who are provisionally allowed to appear in the JTO LICE. It means, the results of all the TTAs of 2007 batch, provisionally allowed to appear the JTO LICE, will also be declared now. The GM (Rectt.) informed that she is awaiting legal opinion on the order given by Hon’ble CAT Hyderabad on 18.05.2016. The representatives requested the GM (Rectt.) to declare the results immediately after the receipt of the legal opinion, for which she responded positively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[21.06.2016]Payment of GPF advance by DoT.

Despite stiff opposition from BSNLEU, it seems that GPF advance for BSNL employees is going to be paid by the DoT in future. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met shri Y.N. Singh, GM (T&BFCI) yesterday for getting funds released for this month’s GPF advance. The GM (T&BFCI) told that fund is already released yesterday. Together with that, the GM (T&BFCI) told that payment of GPF advance is going to be taken over by the DoT. This month’s payment in Punjab is being made by the DoT.  Madhya Pradesh and UP (East) are the next two circles in this list. GS, BSNLEU demanded to the GM (T&BFCI) that even if payment of GPF is made by the DoT, sanctioning of the same should be continued to be done by BSNL only. The GM (T&BFCI) told that this aspect should be discussed with the Member (Finance) of the Telecom Commission. BSNLEU will do it.

 

[21.06.2016]BSNLEU demands to hold Telecom Technician (TM) and Junior Engineer (TTA) LDCEs.

The calendar of exams already released by the Corporate Office does not contain dates for holding the LDCEs for Telecom Technician (TM) and Junior Engineer (TTA). The GS and Dy. GS, BSNLEU met the GM (Estt.) yesterday and demanded that Management should fix the dates of these two exams and hold the same expeditiously. The representatives also demanded that as a one time relaxation, officials without 10th standard qualification should be allowed to write Telecom Technician LDCE and officials without 10+2 qualification should be allowed to write the JE LDCE. This issue will be further taken up at the Director (HR) level.

 

 

 

[21.06.2016]Status of the anomalies and stagnation issues.

 

BSNLEU is continuously pressing the Corporate Management for the settlement of the anomalies and stagnation issues. These issues were once again discussed with the GM (Estt.) yesterday, by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS. As regards the anomalies issue, the GM (Estt) said that BSNL has now written to the DoT for approval of the issue. This has been done since it is the DoT who can revise the pension of those who are already retired and who are going to get the benefit of settlement of anomalies. As regards stagnation issue, the GM (Estt.) told that based on the understanding reached with the Union, file is sent to the Establishment Finance. This case will be persued with the EF.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[21.06.2016]Holding of PLI and Designation Committee meeting.

 

Com. P. Abhimanyu GS and com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS met shri A. M. Gupta, GM (Restg.) yesterday and pointed out the delay on the part of the Corporate Office in holding the PLI Committee and Designation Committee meetings. The representatives conveyed to the GM (Restg.) the eagerness of BSNLEU to expeditiously frame the new PLI formula as well as new designations for the left out cadres. They also held some preliminary discussion with the GM (Restg.) on both these issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[20.06.2016]A.P. Circle Executive Committee Meeting and Seminar held at Warangal.

BSNL Employees Union AP Circle Executive Committee meeting was held from 16th to 18th June 2016 at Warangal. The Union flag was hoisted by Com P.Asokababu Vice President ( CHQ).  Circle Vice Presidents Com K.Nageswara Rao, Com M.Tirumalacharyulu and Com P.Narsagoud worked as presidium and conducted the proceedings. The report submitted by Com J. Sampath Rao Circle Secretary containing a detailed analysis of the results of the 7th verification was approved unanimously with certain modifications. Each and every District Secretary and office bearer has spoken analysing the results of 7th verification, the necessity for making September 2016 general strike a grand success and other issues. On 17.6.2016, CITU Telangana State General Secretary Com M.Saibabu has addressed the meeting and congratulated the Union for the united struggles for saving BSNL and for achieving a grand victory in the 7th verification. He spoke in detail about the necessity for making the 2nd September general strike a grand success. A seminar was held on " Service with a Smile". It was addressed by Sri P.V.Muralidhar CGMT AP, Sri K.Narender GM TD Warangal and Com J.Sampath Rao Circle Secretary. Com P.Asokababu Vice President( CHQ) addressed the house on 7th verification results and future tasks . Com J.Sampath Rao Circle Secretary has addressed the meeting and replied to the discussion. The meeting congratulated all the BSNL employees for the grand victory of BSNL Employees Union in the 7th verification and for achieving double hat trick winning six verifications continuously without any break.<< views of seminar >> 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[20.06.2016]BSNLEU heartily congratulate the newly elected All India office bearers of AIBSNLEA.

 

 

The All India conference of AIBSNLEA was conducted at Mysore, starting form 17.06.2016. The Conference has elected com. Sivakumar (Tamil Nadu) as the president, com. Prahald Rai as the General Secretary and com. T.C. Jain (Corporate Office) as the Treasurer. BSNLEU heartily congratulates all the All India office bearers of AIBSNLEUA elected in the Mysore conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[20.06.2016]BSNLEU Karnataka circle executive committee meeting held at Mysore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The circle executive committee meeting of BSNLEU, Karnataka circle, was conducted at Mysore on 18th and 19th June, 2016. Com. B.P. Narayan, CP, presided over. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, was present on both the days and address the meeting. Com. C.K. Gundanna, CS, could not attend the meeting, since he fell ill and was admitted in hospital on 18th morning. Com. Muddaiah, ACS, acted as the circle secretary. The meeting reviewed the results of the 7th Verification. Decision is taken to conduct the circle conference in October. 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[20.06.2016]It is an undeniable fact that NFTE openly supported the corrupt and arrogant B.N. Singh to attack BSNLEU.

 

NFTE has denied that it’s leaders at Jamshedpur supported the corrupt and arrogant B.N. Singh, when he victimised BSNLEU leaders. We are sorry to say that NFTE is trying to hide the fact. GS, BSNLEU and Dy. GS, BSNLEU met NFTE leadership, including com. C. Singh, GS and com Mahabir Singh, CS, Jharkhand, on 25.09.2014 at New Delhi, and have complained about their Jamshedpur leaders. BSNLEU leaders specifically complained that the NFTE All India officer bearer, stationed at Jamshedpur, was openly supporting B.N. Singh. It is an undeniable fact that NFTE openly supported B.N. Singh at Jamshepur and helped him to victimise BSNLEU leaders. If NFTE wants, we can prove this with document.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[18.06.2016]BSNLEU, Karnataka circle, celebrated 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. 

The Karnataka circle union celebrated the 125th Birth Anniversary of the architect of the Constitution of India, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. A seminar was organisd at Mysuru today. Com. B. P. Narayan, CP, Karnataka circle, presided over. The Seminar was addressed by Dr. Shiv Kumar of Mysuru University, com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and professor Nanjundaiah. A large number of employees, including a sizeable number of women employees attended. Dr. Shiv Kumar, elaborately spoke on the contributions of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, explained Dr. B.R.Ambedkar's contribution in strengthening Indian democracy, by putting in place a unique constitution. He explained the contributions of BSNLEU in defending the rights of the SC/ST employees in BSNL. Further, he explained how the rights of both SC/ST employees as well as employees of other sections of employees are being taken away by the New-liberal policies and the need to unitedly fight against these policies. The Mysuru district union has made excellent arrangements for this seminar. CHQ heartily congratulates the Karnataka circle union for effectively organising this seminar.<< views of seminar >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[18.06.2016]BSNLEU heartily welcome the statement of the CMD BSNL on wage revision w.e.f 01.01.2017.

 

 

Two months back, in a meeting held at Bengaluru, the CMD BSNL, has stated that the BSNL employees would not get wage revision w.e.f 01-01-2017,  if the Company continues to go in loss. BSNLEU has pointed out to the CMD BSNL that,  as per the DPE guidelines, the employees are eligible for wage revision w.e.f 01-01-2017,even if BSNL makes loss. In the Open Session of the AIC of AIBSNLEA, held at Mysuru yesterday, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, raked up this issue in his speech. He pointed out that more than 80 % of the Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL would retire before 01-01-2027. For these 80% employees, the wage revision w.e.f from 01-01-2017 is going to be the last wage revision. If these employees do not get this wage revision, than they would be facing loss in their pension. And this loss in pension, would be suffered till the last day of the lives of these employees, pointed out com. P. Abhimanyu,GS. Finally, he strongly demanded that the BSNL Management should implement wage revision for the employees in BSNL w.e.f 01-01-2017. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, who addressed the house finally, responded positively to the demand made by com. P.Abhimanyu,GS, and stated "We will make 3rd PRC a success." The house received this statement of the CMD BSNL with a big applause. BSNLEU heartily welcome the statement of the CMD BSNL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[18.06.2016]General Secretary, BSNLEU, addressed the All India Conference of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA. 

 

 

The All India Conference of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA is being held at Mysuru. The Open Session of the Conference was held yesterday. It was presided over by com. Venugopal,President, AIBSNLEA. Com. Prahalad Rai welcomed. The Open Session was addressed by shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, shri N. K. Gupta, Director (CFA), com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, shri A. M.Gupta,GM (SR),BSNL CO, com. K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA, com. Subburaman, GS, TEPU, etc. In his address, the GS, BSNLEU, highlighted how the united struggles of the Non-Executives and Executives, under the banner of the Forum, have paved the way for the revival of BSNL. He provided the data related to BSNL's resurgence and requested that the unity of the Non- Executives and Executives should be strengthened further.<< views of the  Conference >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[17.06.2016]Verification of the Online application Forms in respect of JAO LICE under 40% Quota to be held on 17.07.2016.<<view order>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[17.06.2016]BSNL decides to extend  the " Free Roaming"  facility for one more year. 


BSNL has decided to extend the  "Free Roaming"  facility for one more year. This scheme, introduced by BSNL last year, has become a big hit, and has become very popular among customers. BSNL is able to expand it's customer base in a big way, with the help of this scheme. Further, it is very important to note that no other private operator has been able to introduce the Free Roaming scheme till today. Under these circumstances, it is a welcome step that the BSNL has decided to extend the scheme for one more year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[17.06.2016]BSNL has emerged as a strong competitor in the Indian telecom industry. 
It is a matter of great pride that BSNL has become the company with the fastest growth in the mobile segment. As per data released by the TRAI, BSNL had a growth rate of 1.67 percent in February. It was followed by Airtel with 1.18 percent, Vodafone with 1.04 percent and Idea Cellular with 0.85 percent whereas the industry average stood at 0.85 percent. In March, growth rate of BSNL was 1.79 percent against the industry average of 0.68 percent. It is noteworthy to say that once BSNL was considered to be a sinking ship. The private sector even strongly demanded the immediate privatisation of BSNL. But, with the coordinated action of the Management and the Forum of unions and associations, BSNL has emerged as a strong competitor in the Indian telecom industry. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[16.06.2016] Corrupt and arrogant B.N.Singh is transferred out of Jharkhand. Hearty congrats to the comrades of Jamshedpur. 
Finally, the arrogant and corrupt B.N.Singh,Sr. GM, Jamshedpur, is kicked out of Jamshedpur, and is posted in Gaya, Bihar circle. He had let loose a " Jungle Raj"  in Jamshedpur for the past 3 years. His one point agenda was to demolish BSNLEU. He had been heaping victimisations on the leaders and active members of BSNLEU. As a climax, com. Ram Naresh Prasad, district secretary, BSNLEU, was compulsorily retired. It was unfortunate that the leaders of NFTE at Jamshedpur were supporting B.N.Singh, which emboldened him to attack BSNLEU. More unfortunate is that the Corporate Management was turning a deaf ear to our pleadings for a long time. Finally, BSNLEU is compelled to serve notice for conducting relay hunger strike at the Corporate Office. BSNLEU  will go ahead with the proposed relay hunger strike, till all the victimisations at Jamshedpur are settled. 
 

[16.06.2016] Grant of facilities to the recognised representative unions of non-executive employees in BSNL- further instructions issued by the Corporate Office.<<view order>>

 

[16.06.2016] BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions to the circle for timely submission of claims to O/o CCAs, DoT for reimbursement of pay and allowances and other benefits to BSNL employees deputed to CCA office.<<view order>>

 

[16.06.2016]Corporate Office circulated revision of TTA (now Junior Engineer) induction training structure and syllabus.<<view order>>

 

 

[15.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Secretary, DoT, demanding to immediately resolve the pension contribution issue. 
The method in which the pension contribution of BSNL employees is being calculated, and amount collected from BSNL by the government, is a serious matter. For the entire Central Government employees, it is being calculated on the basic pay. But, in respect of BSNL employees, it is being calculated based on the maximum of the pay scale. Forum and BSNLEU are  seriously taking up this issue. Once again BSNLEU has written to the Secretary, DoT, demanding to immediately resolve the issue. <<view letter>>

 

[15.06.2016]BSNLEU to conduct relay hunger strike at BSNL Corporate Office demanding to end “Jungle Raj” in Jamshedpur SSA.

The jungle raj in Jamshedpur SSA is continuing. Com. Ram Naresh Prasad, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Jamshedpur is transferred to Dumka SSA. Charge sheets are being issued to the active members of BSNLEU on false charges and severe punishments are being imposed. Representations to the CMD BSNL and Director (HR) have fallen on deaf ears. The All India Centre meeting held yesterday has decided to organise relay hunger strike at Corporate Office from 12.07.2016, to put an end to jungle raj in Jamshepur.<<< view notifications>>>

 

[14.06.2016]Black badge demonstrations on 05.07.2016, against the negative attitude of the BSNL Board, towards the HR issues of the Non-Executives. 
The BSNL Board is adopting a totally negative attitude towards the problems of the Non-Executives. Certain genuine issues, already approved by the Management Committee, were sent for the approval of the BSNL Board. But, it seems that the Board has kept those issues in the deep freezer. Promotion in E1 pay scale to the Non-Executives was sent for the Board approval. This issue is lying pending with the Board at least for the past two years. Similarly, the pension contribution of the Directly Recruited Employees of BSNL, granting of one advance increment to the left out Non-Executives, who are appointed on or after 01-01-2007, payment of gratuity to the casual labourers are the other burning issues, which have been kept in cold storage by the BSNL Board of Directors for a very long time. Under this situation, the All India Centre of BSNLEU, which met today, has decided to register a strong protest  against the negative attitude of the BSNL Board,  with regards to the settlement of the issues of the Non-Executives. In consultation with the partners of the United Forum, it is decided to hold nationwide demonstrations, wearing black badges, on 05-07-2016. All circle and district unions of BSNLEU are requested to successfully implement the programme, together with SNATTA and BSNL MS. 

 

 

[14.06.2016] Review of JTO LICE 2013 results in Andhra Pradesh circle.

The issue of review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013 is lingering on in Andhra Pradesh circle. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy GS, SNATTA met Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.) yesterday and demanded to give a clear cut instruction to the CGM, AP Circle, to withdraw the court case and to implement the Corporate Office letters dated 08.04.2016 and 24.05.2016. She has agreed to do so. <<view letter>>

 

 

 

 

[14.06.2016]BSNLEU and SNATTA demand that JTO LICE for 2014-15 vacancies should be conducted without any postponement.

The next round of JTO LICE, for the vacancies of the year 2014-15 has to take place on 28.08.2016. However, delay in declaring the results of the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016 has created a sense of uncertainity among the prospective candidates. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty Dy. GS, and com. Sunil Gautam Dy. GS, SNATTA who met the GM (Rectt.) yesterday demanded that the next JTO LICE should take place on 28.08.2016, for which notification should be issued on 15.07.2016. The GM (Rectt.) assured that the needful would be done in this regard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[14.06.2016]CHQ pays respectful homage to com. Kunhanandan, former treasurer (CHQ) of AIBDPA.

 

 

 

 

 

Com. Kunhanandan, a veteran leader of our movement, passed away at Calicut, Kerala, today. He was the former district secretary of AITEU class III, Calicut. He was also the treasurer (CHQ) of AIBDPA, before the last All India conference, held at Tirupathi. Com. Kunhanandan remained as a dedicated soldier of the working class movement, till he breathed his last. BSNLEU pays it’s respectful homage to the departed comrade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[14.06.2016]Calculation of pension contribution of BSNL employees- Reply of the Hon’ble Minister.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forum of BSNL unions and associations is continuously trying to ensure that the pension contribution of BSNL employees is calculated as per the basic pay, instead of based on the maximum of the pay scale. This issue is the root cause of the ‘Anomaly’ problem. Com. T.K. Rangarajan, Hon’ble, MP, has taken up this issue with the Hon’ble Minister of Communications. On 30.05.2016, the Hon’ble Minister of Communications has informed com. T.K. Rangarajan, MP, that the issue has been examined and that the final decision would be communicated in due course. We are extremely thankful to com. T.K. Rangarajan, MP, taking up this issue with the Hon’ble Minister.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[14.06.2016]New hurdle in the declaration of JTO LICE results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BSNLEU is taking continuous efforts for the early declaration of the JTO LICE results. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy. GS once again met Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rect.) and Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.) yesterday and discussed this issue. The GM (Rect.) informed that the Recruitment Branch is ready to declare the results, but the same is not being done in view of the order of the Hon’ble CAT, Hyderabad Bench. The order, given on 18.05.2016 by the Hon’ble CAT,  in the case filed by shri Hari Singh TTA and others, says that the selection (read recruitment) based on the notification dated 04.03.2016 is subject to the outcome of the Court case. Certainly this order is a deadlock in the declaration of the results. GM (Estt.) is urged by the union representatives to immediately file an appeal, if necessary, to expeditiously declare the results. The GM (Estt.) has assured to do the needful. <<<view CAT order>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[14.06.2016] Management Committee approval for all the candidates who were provisionally allowed to appear the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BSNLEU strongly demanded that the TTAs of the 2007 batch, who were sent for training belatedly after 30.06.2008, should also be permitted to appear in the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016. Subsequently some of such candidates were allowed by the CAT to appear in the JTO LICE. Based on this CAT order, BSNLEU demanded that all the 2007 batch TTAs sent for training after 30.06.2008 should be allowed to appear in the exam. It was accepted by the Management and all such candidates were “provisionally” allowed. However, all these provisionally allowed candidates have not completed 5 years of service as on 1st July, as per the requirement of the RR. To avoid any further complication, Corporate Office is seeking the approval of the “Management Committee” to regularise all the provisionally admitted candidates. MC is expected to give it’s approval this week. This is a big success for BSNLEU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[13.06.2016]BSNL demands to DoT to issue direction to start wage negotiations in BSNL.

 

 

 

 

 

The DPE has already constituted the 3rd PRC. As regards the Non-Executives of BSNL, the BSNL Management should start negotiations with the Recognised Unions, to finalise the Wage Revision. BSNLEU writes to the Secretary, DoT, requesting to issue necessary instruction to the BSNL Management for starting the negotiations. <<< view letter>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[13.06.2016]Yet another game plan to kill BSNL. Forum strongly opposes.

 

It is very disturbing to know that the DoT is making proposal to force BSNL to do the “expansion” and “Operation” of MTNL’s mobile service on a “Revenue Sharing” basis. It is the duty of the government to help MTNL to come out of it’s crisis. Instead, telling BSNL to run MTNL’s mobile service will only put BSNL in deep trouble. Forum has strongly opposed this proposal and written letter to the Minister. The Non- Executives and Executives have to remain vigilant to foil yet another game plan to kill BSNL

<<< view Forum’s letter>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[11.06.2016]Telecom Companies assure the government to put up 60,000 towers  to overcome the call drop problem. 
Telecom Secretary, shri J. S. Deepak held a meeting with the telecom companies yesterday, to discuss about the call drop problem. Chief Executives of major telecom companies such as Airtel, BSNL, Idea, Reliance Jio and Vodafone participated in this meeting. The telecom majors have assured the government that they would spend Rs. 12,000 crore, to put up 60,000 towers to overcome the call drop problem. The Telecom Secretary has told the reporters that the situation would be reviewed after 6 months.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[11.06.2016]CHQ of BSNLEU  pays it's respectful homage to com. Pratihastha, Branch Secretary, Bomdila, NE- II circle. 
CHQ of BSNLEU is saddened to hear that, com. Pratihastha, Branch Secretary, BSNLEU, Bomdila branch, Arunachal Pradesh, has passed away at 23.40 hrs yesterday. CHQ pays it's respectful homage to com. Pratihastha, and offers heartfelt condolences to his family members, comrades, friends and relatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[11.06.2016]What relevance the 3rd PRC is having for the Non-Executives?

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have informed through our website yesterday that, the government has formed the 3rd Pay Revision Committee (PRC) for the officers of the Public Sector undertakings. The recommendations of this 3rd PRC will be applicable only to the officers, and will not be directly applicable to the Non-Executives of the Public Sector. As regards the Non-Executives, the wage revision will be bargained with the Management, by their recognised unions,  and finally wage revision agreement will be signed. However, the quantum of fitment, rate of increment, etc., recommended by the 3rd PRC, will have certainly have a bearing on the wage settlement of the Non-Executives. BSNLEU has already demanded that the Management should start the Wage Revision talks. However, the Management has replied that Wage Revision talks would start, only when clearance is given by the Administrative Ministry, ie., the DoT. Now that the government has already declared the formation of the 3rd PRC, we will demand that the DoT should give necessary clearance to BSNL,  for starting negotiations for the Wage Revision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[10.06.2016]3rd PRC formed.

 

 

 

 

 

The government has formed the 3rd Pay Revision Committee (PRC) for the revision of pay scales, perquisites, etc., of the Board Level and Below Board level officers and Non-Unionised supervisors. Justice Satish Chandra (Retd.) is the Chairman. The PRC will submit it's report within 6 months and the wage revision will be implemented from 01.01.2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[10.06.2016]Rs. 2,20,000 collected as donation of the All India Conference. 
The Tamil Nadu circle union, which is hosting the next All India Conference, has decided to conduct the Conference only by collecting donations from the members. Quota for collection of donation for various district unions has been fixed in the Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting being held at Tuticorin today. In today's Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting itself, an amount of Rs.2,20,000 was donated by the delegates who are participating in the meeting. It is noteworthy to state that the delegates from Erode district alone donated an amount of Rs.1,17,000. CHQ heartily congratulates all the comrades who liberally donated for the AIC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[10.06.2016]Reception Committee of the All India Conference of BSNLEU formed. 
The Tamil Nadu circle union has undertaken the responsibility of hosting the next All India Conference of BSNLEU. The Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting, being held at Tuticorin today, has formed the Reception Committee of the All India Conference. Com.T.K. Rangarajan (MP-Rajya Sabha), a veteran leader of the CITU, is elected as the President of the Reception Committee. Com. S. Chellappa, AGS and circle president is elected as the Working President of the Reception Committee. Com. Babu Radhakrishnan, circle secretary is elected as the General Secretary and com. K. Srinivasan, circle treasurer is elected as the treasurer of the Reception Committee. CHQ heartily congratulates the Tamil Nadu comrades and expresses the hope that the Reception Committee will be successful in conducting the All India Conference.
 

 

 

 

 

 

[10.06.2016]BSNLEU  once again urged Management to declare JTO LICE  results without further delay. 
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS,  once again met Ms Anima Roy, GM (Rect.) yesterday, and insisted immediate declaration of the JTO LICE results. It is understood that one of the members of the Committee, that has been formed to study the implications of various court orders, is on leave. He is expected to join duty on Monday. The GM (Est.) has assured that every possible step would be taken for early declaration of the results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[10.06.2016]Tamil Nadu circle conducting Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting at Tuticorin.

 

Tamil Nadu circle union is conducting it's Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting at Tuticorin today. Around 500 comrades are attending this meeting. Apart from the Circle Executive Committee members, Branch Secretaries and District Office bearers from throughout the circle are enthusiastically participating in this meeting. Apart from review of the 7th Membership Verification, the meeting will also plan to successfully conduct the 2nd September General Strike  as well as the forthcoming All India Conference to be held at Chennai. <<views of the meeting>>

 

 

[10.06.2016]Corporate Office issued Guidelines regarding amendments  in the existing Recruitment Rules of TTA, Sr. TOA, Telecom Mechanic and Regular Mazdoor due to change of Designation of Non-Executives in BSNL.<<click here>>  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[09.06.2016]"France grappled with massive strikes" Editorial of the June 2016 issue of the Tele Crusader <<< view editorial >>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[09.06.2016]Great news! All the Kerala Ministers have taken BSNL post paid connections.

The new Left and Democratic government has come to power in Kerala. According to the GM (S&M CM), Kerala circle, all the new ministers of the LDF government have taken BSNL post paid connections as their official connections. This is a great news.  BSNLEU  whole heartedly appreciates this goodwill gesture of the Kerala LDF government, to strengthen BSNL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[09.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director ( HR ) , demanding declaration of results of the JTO LICE.

 

 

 

 

 

BSNLEU is seriously taking efforts for the declaration of the JTO LICE results without any further delay. Today , it has written letter to Director (HR), echoing the feeling of  disappointment of the thousands of candidates who are anxiously awaiting declaration of the JTO LICE results.<<< view letter >>>
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[08.06.2016]Nominations to circle and local councils - circle and district secretaries to note please. 

 

 

 

 

 

Consequent to the successful conclusion of the 7th Membership Verification, Negotiating Councils have to be constituted at the National, Circle and SSA levels. This issue will be discussed shortly by the All India Centre, and guidelines will be issued. Circle and District Secretaries are requested to wait and to take appropriate action, as per the guideline of the CHQ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[07.06.2016]Inordinate delay in declaring the results of the JTO LICE held on 22-05-2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is unnecessary delay in declaring results of the JTO LICE, held on. 22-05-2016. When com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met the Director(HR) and GM(Rect.) on 02-06-2016, he was assured that the results would be declared within a day or two. However, this has not happened. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, talked to Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rect.) today and discussed this issue. The GM (Rect.) replied that a committee has been constituted, in view of the many court cases involved in this exam. The GM (Rect.) justified that, the Committee has been constituted only to avoid further court cases. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, insisted that the Committee should be told to give it's report within a few days and that, Corporate Office must declare the results latest within 10 days. The GM (Rect.)  responded positively. BSNLEU  will monitor this case and will take further appropriate action.
 

 

 

 

 

 

[07.06.2016]Chennai conducted jubilant victory celebration. 

 

 

 

 

 

Chennai circle union conducted a jubilant victory celebration meeting yesterday. The meeting was organised at the Flower Bazaar BSNL complex. A large number of employees enthusiastically participated in the meeting, which was presided over by com. Kanniappan, circle president. Com. K. Govindaraj, circle secretary addressed the meeting and welcomed everyone. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,  com. S. Chellappa, AGS, com. Raveendran, former GS, SEWA BSNL  and com. Nagaraju, circle secretary, SNATTA, addressed the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, in his detailed address, highlighted the importance of BSNLEU's landslide victory in the 7th Membership Verification. While throwing light on the future activities of BSNLEU, the GS elaborately explained about the ongoing developmental activities of BSNL and urged that each and every employee of Chennai Telephones should try his/her best to make the circle profitable within the shortest possible time.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[06.06.2016]Good Bye Mohammed Ali, we will carry forward your spirit.

Mohammed Ali, the legendary boxing champion, has passed away. He was one of the greatest sportsman that the world has seen. He will be remembered for his ideals also. When the US imperialism attacked Vietnam, Mohammed Ali courageously raised his voice against it. BSNLEU pays it's respectful homage to the champion and heartfelt condolences to his family members.

 

[04.06.2016]JAO LICE under 10% quota is to be held on 28-08-2016.

The Recruitment Branch of the Corporate Office has issued notification, to hold the JAO LICE under 10% quota on 28-08-2016. There are totally 365 vacancies for which this examination is going to be conducted.<<view letter>>

 

[04.06.2016]Principal CAT stays recovery from the salary of officiating TTAs, based on order dated 22-12-2015.
BSNL Corporate Office has issued order on 22-12-2015, with regards to fixation of pay of the officiating TTAs. Now, the Principal CAT has stayed any recovery to be made, from the districts salary of the  Officiating TTAs, based on the order dated 22-12-2016.<< view letter >>

 

[04.06.2016]Canara Bank informs upward revision of rates of interest for various loans. 
MoU has been signed between BSNL Management and Canara Bank on 23-03-2016, for extending various loans to the BSNL  employees. Now,  Canara Bank has informed an upward revision in the interests of the loans, based on the guidelines of the Reserve Bank of India. << view letter >>
 

[04.06.2016]We welcome CMD BSNL's changed view on VRS. 

The views expressed by the CMD BSNL on VRS,  in an interview given to the Indian Express recently, caused worry to the employees. In that interview, the CMD BSNL had stated that VRS is necessary to make BSNL profitable. The leaders of the Core Committee of the Forum, met the CMD BSNL on 30.05.2016, and strongly told that VRS is not acceptable. Further, Forum also wrote to the CMD BSNL, refuting his arguments in favour of VRS. After this, the CMD BSNL met media persons at Pune on 02.06.2016. In that press meet, the CMD has told that VRS will not be implemented in BSNL. We welcome CMD BSNL's changed view on VRS issue.

 

[03.06.2016]Bihar JTO LICE to be held on 16.07.2016 instead of 17.07.2016.

In view of the JAO LICE to be held throughout the country on 17.07.2016, the JTO LICE of Bihar circle will be held on 16.07.2016.

 

[03.06.2016]Forum writes to the Director (CFA) on acute shortage of materials.

Acute shortage of stores and materials is being reported from many circles. This issue came up serious discussion in the Core Committee meeting held on 31.05.2016. Forum has written a letter to the Director (CFA), demanding immediate action.<<view letter>>

 

[03.06.2016]Damaging of cables- circle and district unions requested to take prompt action.

The services of BSNL suffer to a great extent due to the damaging of the OFC and copper cables of BSNL. However, due precautionary and follow up actions are not being taken at the field levels. In most of the cases, where filing of FIR is warranted, the same is not being done. This issue was seriously raised by the Staff Side in the 34th meeting of the National Council. Following this, Corporate Office has sent a letter to all the CGMs. Even this letter also seems to be a mere formality only. Hence, circle and district unions are requested to be vigilant on this issue, and create sufficient pressure on the field level administration to take serious action.<<view letter>>

 

[03.06.2016]CHQ appreciates the prompt action taken by com. Prakash Sharma, circle secretary, BSNLEU, Madhya Pradesh on transfer of assets issue.

The Forum has written letter to the CMD BSNL, pointing out the inaction of the CGMs in the matter of transfer of assets from DoT to BSNL. The real problem is that, the original documents of the assets have to be traced out by the SSA heads. Except in Andhra Pradesh circle, no improvement is seen in any circle. On seeing the letter written by the Forum, com. Prakash Sharma, CS, Madhya Pradesh circle has promptly acted and has taken up the issue with the CGM, MP circle. CHQ appreciates com Prakash Sharma. This is how our circle unions are required to be vibrant.<<view letter>>

 

 

[03.06.2016]Com. P. Roy, former CHQ vice-president of BSNLEU passed away.

 

CHQ is extremely sad to inform that com. P. Roy, former CHQ vice-president of BSNLEU passed away today. Com. P. Roy was elected as vice-president in the foundation conference of BSNLEU, held at Visakhapatanam. The veteran leader was critically ill and had been admitted in the ICU for the past few days. His body was kept in the coordinating committee office and comrades paid their last respects. Com. P.  Roy has donated his body to the Neel Ratan Sarkar Hospital. BSNLEU pays it’s respectful homage to com. P. Roy. His services to the working class will ever be remembered.

 

[02.06.2016]BSNLEU demands immediate implementation of Corporate Office guidelines to review results of JTO LICE 2013 in AP Circle.

Corporate Office guidelines, in respect of review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013, are not yet implemented in Andhra Pradesh circle, due to court case. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, once again discussed the issue with Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) today. The GS demanded that the Corporate Office should give suitable instruction to the CGM, AP Circle, to withdraw the court case, in view of the observation made by the BSNL Standing Councel. The Director (HR) assured to do the needful.

 

[02.06.2016]Forum writes to the CMD BSNL on transfer of assets form DoT to BSNL.

Transfer of assets from DoT to BSNL has not taken place even after 15 years. As per the decision of the Core Committee, Forum has written letter to the CMD BSNL. All the circle secretaries are requested to take up this issue with their respective CGMs. The CGMs have to ensure that the original documents of the assets in their circles are traced out. Without this, the transfer of assets from DoT to BSNL cannot take place.<<view letter>>

[02.06.2016]BSNLEU demands incorporation of new designations in the ERP system.

The new designations, recently approved by the Management for the cadres of TTA, Sr. TOA, TM and RM are yet to be incorporated in the ERP system. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, discussed this with shri A.M.Gupta, GM (Restg.) today and demanded immediate completion of this work. BSNLEU has also written to the GM (Restg.) on the matter.<<view letter>>

[02.06.2016]Bihar JTO LICE to be held on 17.07.2016.

JTO LICE had been deferred in Bihar circle, due to a court stay. Finally the petitioner has withdrawn the case. Consequent to this, BSNLEU has been insisting that the JTO LICE should immediately be conducted in Bihar circle. The matter is once again discussed with the Director (HR) and the GM (Rect.) today by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS. Management conveyed their decision to hold the exam on 17.07.2016.

[02.06.2016]JTO LICE results to be declared within a day or two.

JTO LICE for the vacancies of the year 2013-14 was held on 22.05.2016. This exam was held under the new JTO RR 2014. Some uncertainty was created due to the order of the Hon’ble CAT, Patna bench, which has said that the JTO LICE for the vacancies of 2013-14 should not be conducted as per the JTO RR 2014. BSNLEU has been demanding that the Management should not accept this judgement and proceed to declare the results. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) and Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rect.) today and insisted that the results should be declared without any delay. Management replied that they are working in that direction and results are likely to be declared within a day or two.

[01.06.2016]Forum writes to the CMD BSNL, opposing VRS.

As per the decision taken in the Core Committee meeting, held yesterday, the Forum has written to the CMD BSNL, opposing VRS. <<view letter>>

[01.06.2016]Meeting of the Core Committee of the Forum.

A meeting of the Core Committee of the Forum was held yesterday the 31.05.2016. Com. Prahalad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA presided. Issues connected with the development/revival of BSNL, functioning of the Forum and settlement of various demands already raised by Forum were discussed. The following decisions are taken.

 

 

 

 

1.       Letter to be written to the CMD BSNL opposing VRS.

2.       Letter to be written to the Hon’ble Minister of Communications, opposing DoT’s proposal that BSNL should maintain the services of MTNL on a revenue sharing basis.

3.      Letter to be written to the CMD BSNL and the Secretary, DoT, regarding the inordinate delay in transferring assets from DoT to BSNL.

4.       Letter to be written to the Secretary, DoT, regarding non-payment of Rs.1250 crore to BSNL as compensation from USO Fund.

5.       Next meeting of the Forum will be held at 1600 hrs on 23.06.2016 at BSNLMS office.

[01.06.2016]BSNLEU to hold a seminar on the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar at New Delhi.

The Extended CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at Ahmed Nagar, has already decided to celebrate the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar. Accordingly, the programme is being observed in various circles. The all India Centre meeting of BSNLEU, which met today, decided to organise a seminar at New Delhi on 19th July, 2016. The meeting has also decided to invite com. Tapan Sen, MP, General Secretary, CITU and com. G. Mamata, Dalit Soshan Mukti Morcha to deliver lectures in the seminar.

[01.06.2016]Veteran leader, com. B.P. Narayan, Circle President BSNLEU, Karnataka, retired.

Com. B.P. Narayan, circle president, BSNLEU, Karnataka circle, as well as a dedicated trade union leader, retired on superannuation yesterday. Com. B.P. Narayan served as the district secretary of Mangalore for many years. Later on, he rose to the position of the circle president of Karnataka circle union of BSNLEU. Com. B.P. Narayan has immensely contributed to the growth and strengthening of BSNLEU in Karnataka circle. CHQ heartily congratulates com. B.P. Narayan and wish him a long, healthy and peaceful retired life.

[31.05.2016]Corporate Office reminder on vacancy position in the grade of Junior Accounts Officer as on 01.01.2016.<<view letter>>

[31.05.2016]BSNLEU urges Management to appeal against the order of the Hon’ble CAT, Patna Bench.

The Hon’ble CAT, Patna Bench, in it’s order dated 25.05.2016 has directed that the JTO LICE for the vacancies of the year 2013-14 should not be held as per the JTO RR 2014. BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR), demanding to appeal against this order.<<view letter>>

 

[31.05.2016]BSNLEU writes to the DoT, demanding endorsement of the DoP&T letter on recovery of excess payments.

Based on the order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, the DoP&T has already issued letter directing that excess payment made in the past should not be recovered from the salary of the employees under certain circumstances. The DoT has not yet endorsed this letter of the DoP&T, as a result of which BSNL Corporate Office has not yet implemented the order. BSNLEU has written to the DDG (Estt.), DoT, demanding endorsement of the letter of the DoP&T.<<view letter>>

 

[31.05.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR) urging implementation of the Corporate Office letter in AP circle regarding review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013.<<view letter>>

 

[30.05.2016]BSNL launches Free to Home scheme.<<view letter>>

 

[30.05.2016]Meeting between CMD and Core Committee of the Forum.

A meeting between shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL and the Core Committee of the Forum took place today. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convenor, Forum, com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA and com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA participated. In the meeting the CMD BSNL informed the Core Committee that BSNL is introducing one more scheme to the customers called ‘free to home’. As per this scheme, a BSNL mobile customer can transfer the incoming calls to a BSNL landline without any diversion charge. At present, the transfer of one call from a mobile to a landline will be charged a diversion charge equivalent to one local call. After introduction of the ‘free to home’ facility, this transfer can be done without any diversion charge. This facility will help the BSNL mobile customers to overcome indoor network coverage problems also.

 

[30.05.2016]BSNL’s massive mobile network expansion project.

In the meeting held today, between the CMD BSNL and the Core Committee, the members of the Core Committee enquired about the expansion of BSNL’s mobile networks. In reply to the questions, the CMD BSNL gave the following informations.

 

(1)    BSNL has already added 21,000 BTSs under the phase 7 mobile network expansion. Now, the Management is in the process of procuring another 100% equipments from the same tender. These equipments will be installed in the Northern, Southern and Eastern zones. These equipments will be utilised to replace the outdated 2G equipments, as well as, addition of 3G capacity. 

 

(2)    Management has decided to procure another 31 million line mobile equipments under the phase 8 expansion. This expansion will add 27,000 new BTSs of 2G / 3G / 4G technology. All these BTSs will be 4G compatible. The capital expenditure for this expansion is expected to be Rs.5,000 crore, and the expansion will be completed in two years. 

 

(3)    BSNL is already having 1,20,000 BTSs. Now the expansion of networks as stated above will greatly improve BSNL’s network coverage and quality of mobile services. 

 

[30.05.2016]BSNL’s excellent performance in upgrading SBI’s leased lines.

State Bank of India with 20,000 branches, is BSNL’s leased line customer. SBI was unhappy with the speed of the leased lines. So, it approached BSNL, demanding that the 64 kbps speed of their leased lines should be upgraded to 2 MB speed. The SBI also told that if BSNL is not able to do the upgradation immediately, they would migrate to Airtel. The Enterprise Business (EB) wing of BSNL accepted the challenge. Within one month, the leased lines of 12,000 branches of SBI are upgraded to 2 MB speed. It has targeted to complete the upgradation of the remaining 8,000 branches in one more month. The Core Committee members, Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convenor, Forum, com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA and com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, met shri N.K. Mehta, Director (EB) today and appreciated him and his entire team for this excellent performance. During the discussion, the Director (EB) disclosed that the Supreme Court of India is going to award a project to BSNL for connecting the entire courts of the country with fibre. The value of this project will be Rs.300 crore.  

 

[30.05.2016]BSNL has got a tax return of Rs.6,000 crore.

As a settlement of the tax dispute between BSNL and the Income Tax department, BSNL has received an amount of Rs.6,000 crore, from the Income Tax department. BSNL is likely to get another Rs.1,000 crore from the Income Tax department. This information is given to the Core Committee today, by the CMD BSNL. 

 

[30.05.2016]Hearty congrats to the officers and employees of Karnataka circle.

It is a great news that Karnataka circle has earned a profit of around Rs.40 crore in the recently concluded financial year 2015-16. Karnataka is a very big circle, with a lot of potential for increasing revenue. It is really encouraging to know that this circle has become profit making. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the entire officers and employees of Karnataka circle for this great performance. The other profit making circles are Andaman & Nicobar, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala and Odisha. 

 

[30.05.2016]BSNL’s Operational Profit will be around Rs.2,000 crore in 2015-16.

BSNL’s revenue for the financial year 2015-16 is expected to be around Rs.30,000 crore. It’s Operational Profit will be around Rs.2,000 crore. This information was given by the CMD BSNL in the meeting with the Core Committee, held today. It is noteworthy that BSNL’s Operational Profit was only Rs.672 crore in the financial year 2014-15. 

 

[30.05.2016]Meeting of the Core Committee of the Forum to be held tomorrow.

A meeting of the Core Committee of the Forum will be held at 14:30 hrs. tomorrow. The meeting will take place in Room No.706 of the Corporate Office. 

 

[30.05.2016]VRS opposed.

The leaders of the Core Committee of the Forum told the CMD BSNL today, that VRS is not acceptable to the Forum. The leaders pointed out that VRS implemented in MTNL has not solved the problems of that organisation, and hence Management should give up any plan of bringing VRS in BSNL. In reply to the Core Committee leaders, the CMD BSNL told that he had also told the Indian Express in his interview that, VRS in BSNL is not possible in view of the fact that Rs.18,000 crore is required to implement it and that also the Unions and Associations of BSNL are strongly opposing VRS. He regretted that these information are not published by the Indian Express.

 

[28.05.2016]Massive strike in France against labour law reforms.

Demanding withdrawal of the labour law amendments, massive strike is going on in France. The reforms makes easier for the companies to hire and fire the workers. The IMF has supported this labour law reforms. However, the trade unions demand that the reforms should be totally scraped. As a result of the strike, train service, airways, nuclear power stations and refineries have come to a stand still. The French government has indicated that some modifications are possible, but total scrapping of the reforms is not possible.

 

[28.05.2016]BSNL floats tender to procure 31 million 3G/4G line equipments.

As per media reports BSNL has floated a tender to procure 31.2 million line 3G/4G equipments. The estimated worth of this equipments is around one billion US dollars. As per the tender documents the last date for accepting biddings is 1st July, 2016.

 

[28.05.2016]Narendra Modi completes 2 years in office.

                             

 

[27.05.2016]Problems connected with the JAO LICE.

Certain problems being faced by the employees, for appearing in the JAO LICE, are already taken up by BSNLEU. The demands of BSNLEU in this regard are:- 

 

1)      The upper age limit for appearing in the JAO LICE should be increased from 53 years to 55 years.

2)      The condition that the candidates should have completed 5 years of service in the   9020 pay scale should be removed. All officials who have completed 5 years of service should be permitted to appear in the exam. 

3)      The cut off date to recon the upper age limit should be changed from 1st January to 1st July. 


The above mentioned issues were   seriously discussed several times with the Director(HR)  and GM(FP). However, Management informed us that the above issues could not be settled, without effecting amendments to the JAO Recruitment Rules(RR). A minimum of 5 to 6 months may be required to implement the amendments. Hence, Management has expressed it's inability to bring the changes to the RR before the forthcoming JAO LICE, scheduled to be held in July. BSNLEU regrets that the changes cannot be implemented for the forthcoming exam. However, it assures that all out efforts will be taken to implement the changes before the next JAO LICE.

 

[26.05.2016]Modi Sarkar has completed two years in office.

Today, the Narendra Modi government has stepped into it's third year. It has already completed two years in office. The "Acche Din", promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is yet to come for the common man of the country. During these two years, enormous concessions are showered on the corporates, while subsidies meant for the poor are getting withdrawn. More and more attacks are unleashed on the Public Sector. Hard won rights of the working class are sought to be curtailed through amendments to the Labour Laws. Unemployment and prices of essential commodities keep on increasing. Above everything, the two year period has witnessed steep rise in communal violence. Under patronage from the government, communal forces are freely spreading communal hatred. The experience of the two years says that the working class should strengthen it's unity, for protecting it's rights from the onslaughts of the Modi Sarkar.

 

[26.05.2016]Management issues fresh notification to hold Membership Verification for the Executives.

Corporate Office has issued notification yesterday the 25th May, 2016, for holding the first Membership Verification, to elect the Majority Representative Association of the Executives. Last date for submitting application is 24th June, 2016. The Verification will be held on 27-09-2016. Results will be declared on 29-09-2016. Seven membership verifications have already been conducted for the Non-Executives. But, in the case of Executives, verification is not even held once. The earlier attempts of the Management to hold verification did not materialize due to one reason or the other. We hope that, at least this time the verification will take place.

 

[25.05.2016]CEC meeting of BSNLEU to be held at New Delhi on 18th,19th and 20th July, 2016 - Circle Secretaries and Central Office - bearers to note please.

The Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU will be held at New Delhi on 18th, 19th and 20th July, 2016.  This is already communicated vide CHQ circular no. 13 dated 20-05-2016. This is an important CEC meeting, which will be reviewing the results of the 7th Membership Verification, apart from planning for the General Strike called on by the Central Trade Unions, which will take place on 2nd September, 2016. Hence, all circle Secretaries and Central Office-bearers are requested to attend the meeting without fail. Reservations may be made immediately to avoid last minute inconveniences. Notification of the CEC meeting will be issued shortly. 

 

[25.05.2016]All district unions should conduct their district executive committee meetings by 6th July - circle unions should ensure this. 

As per the decision of the All India Centre, all the district unions should conduct their district executive committee meetings latest by 6th July, and make a review of the results of the 7th Membership Verification. The district unions should also send a review report in writing to their respective circle union. Based on the review done by the district unions, the CEC meeting to be held at New Delhi will come to a final conclusion. However, CHQ wishes to point out that, it is basically the duty of the circle unions to make their district unions to hold their executive committee meetings. Hence, Circle Secretaries are requested to monitor this and to take necessary action. 

 

[24.05.2016]Corporate Office letter on procedure to be followed by the Expert Committee in case of OMR based Departmental Examinations conducted by BSNL.<<click here>>

 

[24.05.2016]VRS is a requirement to make BSNL profitable - says CMD BSNL.

In an interview given to the Indian Express, shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL has said that VRS is a requirement to make BSNL profitable. The CMD BSNL has stated that BSNL is having 2,10,000 employees, whose average age is 50, and that Rs. 15,000 crore is being spent for paying salaries. This amount is equivalent to the money earned by Air India, through all its domestic and international operations. The CMD BSNL has also stated that the Company is trying to improve efficiency by giving training to the employees, but it is not possible to reduce the age of the employees. BSNLEU would like to tell the CMD BSNL that, VRS is not the method to make BSNL profitable. MTNL is the best example, where VRS is already implemented 3 times, but still the Company is sinking fast. Any attempt to introduce VRS in BSNL will be resisted stiffly. 

[courtesy : Indian Express dt. 24-05-2016] 

 

[24.05.2016]Air India - Indian Airlines merger responsible for all ills - says CMD, Air India.

Air India is being cited as an example of an inefficient PSU. The failure of Air India is also often attributed to the inefficiency of the employees. However, the CMD of Air India, shri Ashwani Lohani has said that the merger of Air India and the Indian Airlines is responsible for all ills. Both the Air India and the Indian Airlines were performing well, when the government of India took the decision to merge them together. "It makes me sad when the common employee is often blamed for the ills of the organisation, whereas the real reason for the debacle lies elsewhere", Lohani has said in a hard-hitting blog post.

 

[courtesy: Hindustan Times dt. 22-05-2016]

 

[24.05.2016]Funds for payment of GPF advance.

Corporate Office has allotted funds to all the circles, for payment of GPF advance. Since there was delay in allotment of funds to the circles, BSNLEU discussed the issue with Ms. Sujata Ray, Director(Finance),  last Friday, who assured to do the needful.

 

[24.05.2016]BSNLEU records a magnificent and landslide victory in the 7th Membership Verification BSNLEU Hindi Circular No.13.<<click here>>

 

[24.05.2016]BSNLEU requested Management to take initiative for conducting JTO LICE for the vacancy of 2013-14 in Bihar Circle.

JTO LICE for the year 2013-14 was held on 22nd May, 2016 very successfully in all circles except Bihar due to stay given by Hon'ble CAT, Patna on 20th May. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU and com Sunil Goutam, Dy.GS, SNATTA met the GM (Rectt.), Ms. Anima Roy on 23rd May and expressed sincere thanks to the Rectt. Cell of Corporate office for smooth and successful conducting of the exam. Both the leaders requested the GM to take initiative for immediate vacation of the stay in Bihar circle and also to conduct the exam for the year 2013-14 before the next exam. The GM informed that the management has already instructed the CGM, Bihar to appeal in Hon'ble High Court to vacate the stay. 

 

[23.05.2016]JTO LICE is conducted successfully - BSNLEU heartily congratulates one and all.

It is a matter of great joy that the JTO LICE is successfully conducted yesterday. A large number of eligible candidates have appeared in the exam. BSNLEU heartily congratulates all of them.  According to reports received, the question paper was not very tough, as feared by many. We hope that a large number of candidates will pass the exam. This is a great achievement, considering the fact that this is only the second JTO exam to be conducted in the long 15 years' existence of BSNL. BSNLEU has done it's best to successfully hold the exam. Almost every one feared that the exam would not take place, when the Jodhpur CAT order came. The danger of holding the exam as per the 2001 RR was also there. However, BSNLEU intervened and ensured that exam is held as per the new RR. Even though holding of separate exams as per year wise vacancies became inevitable as per the CAT order, BSNLEU ensured that all the three exams are held in this year itself, by fixing their dates. BSNLEU heartily thanks Ms. Sujata Ray, Director(HR)  and all other officers for taking many positive decisions, to over come the hurdles created by the order of the Honb'le CAT, Jodhpur.

[23.05.2016]Corporate Office letter on extension of benefits of pay protection to the Internal officials selected against DR-JTO quota who have applied through proper Channel.<<view letter>>

[20.05.2016]BSNLEU records a magnificent and landslide victory in the 7th Membership verification - CHQ circular no.13.<<view circular>>

 

[20.05.2016]Implementation of the DoP&T order on stopping recovery of excess payment.

Based on the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the DoP&T has already issued order that, recovery should not be effected from the officials for whom excess payment had been made in the past. However, BSNL Corporate Office has not yet endorsed this letter. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Balbir Singh, President and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.), and demanded the DoP&T letter should immediately be endorsed by the BSNL Corporate Office. However, the GM (Estt.), intimated that necessary endorsement of the DoP&T order has not yet been done by the DoT. BSNLEU urged that the Corporate Office should do the needful to get early endorsement from the DoT. 

 

[20.05.2016]Extension of “Night Fee Call” facility on the residential connections of BSNL employees and pensioners.

BSNLEU has been strongly pressing the BSNL Management that, the Night Free Call facility, already provided to the landline customers, should be extended to the BSNL employees and pensioners also. BSNLEU raised this issue in the last National Council meeting also. It was replied in the NC meeting that the Management had accepted the demand in principle. However, this is not yet implemented. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Balbir Singh, President and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri S.K. Sinha, GM (Admn.), and strongly demanded that the commitment given in the National Council meeting should be implemented without further delay. The GM (Admn.), replied that the issue is being processed in the Corporate Office. The Union representatives urged him to implement it expeditiously.  

 

[20.05.2016]Meeting with the Director (HR).

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Balbir Singh, President and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), today and discussed the following issues. 

 

(1)    Vindictive transfer of the DS, BSNLEU, Jamshedpur SSA.

Com. Ram Naresh Prasad, DS, BSNLEU, Jamshedpur SSA, has been vindictively transferred to Dumka SSA, in violation of the Corporate Office orders. It was demanded that the transfer should be cancelled.  

 

(2)   Settlement of victimisations in Varanasi SSA.

It was demanded that the Corporate Office should immediately intervene and mitigate the sufferings of 21 members of BSNLEU, against whom fabricated FIRs have been filed many years ago. It was pointed out that the district administration of Varanasi has acted against the instructions of the Corporate Office and circle administration. It was demanded that the FIRs should be withdrawn as had already been agreed to.

 

(3)    Inordinate delay in the settlement of anomalies.

It was pointed out that the issue of anomalies is not being settled by the Corporate Office, on the plea that the requisite particulars were not received from the circles. It was requested that the Director (HR) should intervene and take appropriate action to break the deadlock. 

 

(4)  Non-implementation of the DoP&T orders, in giving relaxation to the SC/ST employees in departmental examinations.

It was pointed out that the report of the committee, formed by the Corporate Management, to review the implementation of DoP&T orders is not yet implemented. It was demanded that appropriate action should be taken to fully implement the DoP&T orders. 

 

(5)    Review of JTO LICE 2013 results of Andhra Pradesh circle.

It was pointed out that the Andhra Pradesh circle administration has not implemented the instructions of the Corporate Office with regards to the review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013, since a case is pending in the Hon’ble AP High Court. It was demanded that the case should be withdrawn and Corporate Office instructions implemented.  

 

(6)    Awarding of full marks for the questions with more than one correct answers.

BSNLEU has already demanded that the results of the JTO LICE 2013 should be reviewed by granting full marks for the questions with more than one correct answers, as per the CAT judgement. It was pointed out that this has not yet been implemented.

 

(7)    Non-allotment of funds for payment of GPF.

It was pointed out that Corporate Office has not allotted funds to the circles for the payment of GPF advance. It was demanded that funds should be allotted without further delay. 

 

The Director (HR) assured that needful actions would be taken on all the above mentioned issues. As regards the item no.4, the Director (HR) intimated that the Committee report has not yet been approved by the Management Committee. The Director (HR) also told that shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), who was present in the meeting, would coordinate with the various sections / authorities and would take the needful action to settle the issues.

 

[20.05.2016]Non-allotment of fund for payment of GPF advance.

Funds for payment of GPF advance is not yet allotted to the circles by the Corporate Office for this month. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, discussed this issue with the GM (T&BFCI) today. It was replied that allotment could not be due to acute shortage of funds in the Corporate Office. CHQ will further discuss this issue with the Director (Finance) today.

 

[20.05.2016]Decisions of the All India Centre meeting.

The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU was held yesterday the 19.05.2016. A review of the results of 7th Membership Verification was made. With a view to ensure a more concrete review of the results, the following decisions are taken:- 

 

(1)  Only at the district level a concrete review of the verification results can be made. Hence all district unions shall conduct their district executive committee meetings by 07.06.2016 and shall review the 7th Membership Verification results. Based on this review, a report should compulsorily be sent to the circle union. 

 

(2)  The Central Executive Committee meeting will be held at New Delhi in the 2nd / 3rd week of July and will review the results.

 

[19.05.2016]BSNLEU granted the status of Main Recognised Representative Union.

Based on the results of the 7th Membership Verification, held on 10th May, 2016, BSNLEU is once again granted with the status of the Main Recognised Representative Union. BSNLEU will have this status for a period of three years from today, i.e., 19th May, 2016 to 18th May, 2019. CHQ wishes hearty congrats to all the comrades.<<view letter>>

 

[19.05.2016]Granting of facilities to the Recognised Unions.

BSNLEU is recognised as the Main Recognised Representative Union of BSNL. Consequent to this, BSNLEU is granted with facilities, as envisaged in the Recognition Rules.<<view letter>>

 

[19.05.2016]BSNLEU will have 9 Staff Side members in the National, Circle and Local councils.

BSNLEU is allotted with 9 Staff Side members in the National, Circle and Local councils, based on the votes secured in the 7th Membership Verification. NFTE is allotted with 5 seats.<<view letter>>

 

[19.05.2016]CHQ writes to Director(HR) on revising the cut off date for reckoning residency period for ensuing JAO LICE.<<click here>>  

 

[19.05.2016]BSNLEU pays respectful homage to com. Moni Bose on his 6th death anniversary.

Today is the 6th death anniversary of our beloved and respected leader com. Moni Bose. He was a symbol of sacrifice, who totally remained committed and dedicated to the working class movement, despite severe victimisations. Com. Moni Bose has immensely contributed to the growth and working class orientation of BSNLEU. We pay our respectful homage to the great leader and pledge to dedicate ourselves to the ideals for which com. Moni Bose stood.

 

 

[18.05.2016]Management urged to issue revised guideline for review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy.GS, SNATTA, met Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.), today, and once again insisted to issue revised guideline for the review of the results of JTO LICE 2013, by granting additional marks to questions with more than one correct answer. The representatives also insisted to issue the letter to the CGMs expeditiously, in view of the forthcoming JTO LICE to be held on 22.05.2016. The GM (Rectt.), assured to do the needful.  

 

[18.05.2016]Case in Hon’ble CAT, Ernakulam on JTO LICE - BSNL Management urged to defend suitably.

It is learnt that a case has been filed in the Hon’ble CAT, Ernakulam Bench, in connection with the forthcoming JTO LICE to be held on 22.05.2016. In this connection, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy.GS, SNATTA, met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.), today, and urged her to give appropriate guideline to the Kerala circle administration, so that the case is properly defended by BSNL’s counsel when it comes up for hearing tomorrow. The GM (Estt.), assured to do the needful. 

 

[18.05.2016]‘Off net’ call facility in Rs.200/- SIM – Management urged to implement it without delay in the left out circles also.

It has been brought to the notice of the CHQ that the facility of making ‘off net’ calls in the Rs.200/- SIM has not been implemented in some circles like UP (East) and UP (West). Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy.GS, SNATTA, met shri S.K. Sinha, GM (Admn.), today, and urged him to take appropriate measures for the implementation of the facility in the left out circles without further delay. The GM (Admn.), assured to do the needful. 

 

[18.05.2016]Meeting with Director (HR) to be held on 20.05.2016.

BSNLEU has sought appointment with the Director (HR) to discuss certain important outstanding issues. The meeting will be held on 20.05.2016. 

 

[18.05.2016]Good news for BSNL’s viability.

It is a good news for the cash-starved BSNL that it has received a refund of Rs.4,900 crores from the Income Tax department. It is a break through in the on going dispute between BSNL and the Income Tax department. It is also a good news that the revenue of BSNL, through it’s mobile operations, has increased by 9% in April, 2016.

[17.05.2016]BSNL Corporate Office announced Bharat  Sanchar Seva Padak Award - 2015.<<click here>>

[17.05.2016]Discussion with GM(Rect.) on holding JTO LICE without Negative Marking. 

BSNLEU and SNATTA have already written to the Corporate Management, on holding the JTO LICE, without Negative Marking. In continuation of this, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, BSNLEU and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy. GS, SNATTA, met Ms.Anima Roy, GM(Rect.) yesterday, and discussed the issue. They strongly demanded that the forthcoming JTO LICE should be held without Negative Marking. The GM(Rect.) replied that the matter would be looked into. She also pointed out that this is a policy issue, and a decision could be taken only by the competent authority.  

 

[17.05.2016]All India Centre meeting to be held on 19-05-2016.

The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU will be held on 19.05.2016. The meeting will review the results of the recently held 7th Membership Verification and also about holding the next Central Secretariat / CEC meeting, among other routine agenda items. 

[17.05.2016]Minutes of the 34th meeting of the National Council held on 10.03.2016.<<click here>>

[17.05.2016]Message from CMD, BSNL on World Telecom Day.<<click here>>

 

[16.05.2016]Corporate Office letter on holding of LICE for promotion from Group 'C' employees to JTO(T) on 22.05.2016.<<view letter>>

 

[14.05.2016]United Forum to meet soon to chalk out future strategy.
The United Forum has resolved to continue it's unified functioning. Leaders of BSNLEU and BSNL MS met and discussed yesterday. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS,  com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com. Mallikarjun, President, BTEF and com. S. S. Thomar, Dy. GS, BSNL MS participated in the discussion. BSNLEU  leaders thanked  BSNL MS  for it's support in the 7th Verification. It is agreed that the UF will meet soon, to chalk out future functioning. Similarly, com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, telephonically spoke to com. Anup Mukherjee, GS, SNATTA and conveyed his sincere thanks for the support in the 7th Membership Verification.
 

[14.05.2016]Why the victory of BSNLEU in the 7th Membership Verification is magnificent?
Why  the victory of BSNLEU in the 7th Membership Verification is magnificent? In no other PSU,  which is as big as BSNL and spread over from Kashmir to  Kanyakumari, a trade union has won for 6 consecutive times in the elections held for granting recognition. It is true that in many PSUs,  some unions remain recognised for long years. But,  not like in BSNL where unions have to face  election through secret ballot, once in every 2/3 years,  in which  employees participate in tens of thousands. There is no anti-incumbancy factor for BSNLEU. Every time it wins with a large margin. Every time it increases it's vote percentage also. Undoubtedly, the victory in the 7th Verification is unique and magnificent.

 

[13.05.2016]BSNLEU’s victory celebration at the Corporate Office.

BSNLEU’s 6th victory in the membership verification was enthusiastically celebrated at the BSNL Corporate Office today. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. R.S. Chauhan, Org. Secretary (CHQ), participated in this celebration with a large number of comrades from the Corporate Office and NTR. Drums were played and leaders were garlanded. The comrades went to each and every section of the Corporate Office and NTR and distributed sweets to all.<<views of the celebration>> 

 

[13.05.2016]Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL, congratulates leaders of BSNLEU.

During the victory celebration today, the leaders and comrades of BSNLEU distributed sweets to the officers and employees of the Corporate Office. As a part of this celebration they met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL. He garlanded com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and congratulated BSNLEU for the victory. During this interaction, the CMD BSNL told that his priority at this juncture was to settle the next Wage Revision.<<view of the interaction>>

 

[13.05.2016]Results of the 7th Membership Verification, as declared by the Chief Returning Officer, vide letter no.CRO/MV/BSNL/2016 dated 13.05.2016.<<view letter>>

[13.05.2016]Corporate Office letter on concessional telephone facility to the retired/retiring employees of BSNL, modification in circular.<<view letter>>

 

[12.05.2016]BSNLEU’s 6th consecutive magnificent and landslide victory in the Membership Verification.

BSNL employees have once again reposed their faith on BSNLEU. The Union has recorded yet another magnificent and landslide victory in the Membership Verification. This is BSNLEU’s 6th consecutive victory. BSNLEU heartily thanks the employees for according with this honour. It assures to continue to work for the betterment of the employees and that of the Company.  CHQ of BSNLEU also heartily congratulates the circle and district level leaders of BSNLEU, SNATTA and BSNL MS who have put in hard labour for the past two months, to register this magnificent victory.

BSNLEU Zindabad.

Worker's unity Zindabad.

Inquilab Zindabad.

 

[12.05.2016]Corporate Office issues order on New Designations.

After prolonged delay, Corporate Office has issued the order on New Designations. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the comrades who are getting New Designations. BSNLEU will also immediately take up the change of designations of the left out cadres.<<view letter>>

 

[12.05.2016]Corporate Office’s reply to BSNLEU, on arriving at total number of voters.<<click here>>

 

[11.05.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Management demanding to arrive at the correct figure of total voters.

BSNLEU has written to the Corporate Management to arrive at the correct figure of the total voters, after deducting the number of Officiating JTOs who were promoted as regular JTOs after 30.03.2016, and also the Non-Executives who have expired after 30.03.2016 and before the date of polling. BSNLEU has demanded this correction to the total voters should be done before declaration of the final results.<<view letter>>  

 

[11.05.2016]Daughter of com. S.H. Gotyal, Sr.TOA and leader of BSNLEU, Bijapur, has succeeded in IAS exam.

It is a matter of pride and joy that the daughter of a Sr.TOA has cleared the IAS exam. Ms. Ashwini, daughter of com. S.H. Gotyal, Sr.TOA and one of the leaders of BSNLEU, Bijapur district has cleared the IAS exam. CHQ heartily congratulates Ms. Ashwini, com. S.H. Gotyal and their entire family and friends for this achievement.<<view photo>> 

 

[10.05.2016]Brisk polling taking place in the 7th Membership Verification.

Brisk polling taking place in the 7th Membership Verification. Non-Executives are seriously participating in the polling, because this verification is going to decide the fate of BSNL and that of the employees for the next 3 years. Polling is taking place peacefully, and no untoward incident is reported from any part of the country. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, visited the polling booths at Corporate Office and at NTR circle. In both the places, our comrades are working with the type of enthusiasm, which was never witnessed in any verification before.<<views of Corporate Office & NTR circle>> 

 

[10.05.2016]Corporate Office reply to BSNLEU’s demands on JAO LICE.

BSNLEU has placed certain demands before the Corporate Management, like relaxation of age limit, minimum qualifying service, etc. for the forthcoming JAO examination. Management has replied that our demands could not be accepted at this point of time, since they involved amendments to the JAO Recruitment Rules. It is also replied that amendment of the JAO RR at this time would delay the ongoing recruitment process and has assured to look into them in future.<<view letter>>

[10.05.2016]Director (HR) writes to all CGMs on timely processing of pension papers to ensure payment of retirement benefits without delay.<<view letter>>

[10.05.2016]DoT letter on revision of Pension of pre-2006 Pensioners - Delinking of revised pension for qualifying service of 33 years.<<view letter>>

[09.05.2016]BSNL to recruit 2700 TTAs from open market for the Recruitment Year 2015.

Corporate Office has issued communication to all the CGMs, informing the decision of the Management Committee to recruit 2700 TTAs, for the Recruitment Year 2015, from the open market. The CGMs have been told to furnish category wise (SC, ST, OBC and PWD) distribution of the vacancies to the Corporate Office at the earliest.<<View letter>>

 

[09.05.2016]NFTE sheds crocodile tears for TTAs.

Eventhough SNATTA aligned with NFTE in the last Membership Verification held in 2013, BSNLEU stood in the forefront to settle all the genuine demands of the DR TTAs. Appreciating the positive role played by BSNLEU in the last 3 years, 90% of SNATTAs circle secretaries and Central Office bearers decided in their CEC meeting held at Delhi on 28.02.2016, that SNATTA should support BSNLEU in the 7th verification. Accordingly, the entire TTAs, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari are supporting BSNLEU. NFTE, in it’s website updating, has told that harassment of TTAs would not be tolerated. Who is harassing the TTAs? Let NFTE say with evidence.

 

[09.05.2016]BSNLEU never believes in mudslinging like NFTE.

The CHQ of NFTE has appealed to it’s functionaries not to get provoked over the baseless allegations of BSNLEU. Who has levelled baseless allegations? It is NFTE which abused BSNLEU. Even for the wage loss of the DR TTAs and for the stagnation issue, BSNLEU is held responsible. Can NFTE leaders substantiate these allegations? If so, let NFTE leaders come forward for a debate on these issues. BSNLEU is ready. After heaping abuses on BSNLEU, now NFTE leaders pretend to be the paragon of virtues. On the other hand, BSNLEU stands by each and every criticism it has made on NFTE. BSNLEU never believes in mudslinging like NFTE.

 

[09.05.2016]BSNLEU writes to the GM (Rectt.), demanding full marks for questions with more than one correct answer.

GS, BSNLEU, has already demanded the GM (Rectt.), to issue revised guideline, for giving full marks in respect of questions with more than one correct answers. BSNLEU has written to the GM (Rectt.), to issue revised guideline at the earliest.<<view letter>>

 

[09.05.2016]BSNLEU demands to do away with the Negative Marking in the JTO LICE.

During the Membership Verification campaign, a lot of DR TTAs approached the GS, BSNLEU and requested to do away with the Negative Marking in the JTO LICE. Accordingly, BSNLEU has written to the GM (Rectt.), on this issue.<<view letter>>

 

[09.05.2016]Huge gathering of BSNL employees in the election campaign meeting at Agartala.

BSNLEU, Tripura district organised an election campaign meeting on 8th May, the last day of the campaign at state capital, Agartala. A huge number of employees participated in the meeting eventhough it was Sunday. The meeting was presided over by com. Mintu Rn. Bhowmik, DP. Com. Sutapa Bhattacharya, ADS, welcomed all. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, addressing the meeting informed that BSNLEU is emerging victorious in the 7th membership verification as per reports available to CHQ from all circles. Coms. Sankar Bardhan, DS, Promote Dhar, DS, AIBDPA and Sankar Malakar, GS, BSNLCCU, Tripura also addressed the meeting. More than 300 employees attended the meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[09.05.2016]Dharamsala organised a very impressive meeting on 06.05.2016.

BSNL Employees Union Dharamsala organised a very impressive meeting on 06-05-2016. The meeting was presided over by Comrade Ratnesh Sharma, District President BSNLEU Dharamsala. Com. Amarjit Singh, District Secretary initiated the deliberations Com. H.L Syal CS, Ravinder Sharma, Circle President, B.S. Thakur, ACS, addressed the meeting. Com. Balbir Singh President BSNLEU while addressing the meeting elaborately explained the issues relating to Non-Executives, present status of all issues and efforts made by BSNLEU were explained in detail. The negative role of NFTE during the last three years of recognised period was exposed. PLI, Wage revision, stagnation issue were also explained. Com. H.L Syal CS criticised the NFTE for accepting two digits PLI.  He called upon the workers to vote for BSNLEU massively. Com. Ravinder Kumar Sharma Circle President told that HP Circle will win the election with a considerable margin. Com. Vijay Thakur branch Secretary Kangra gave vote of thanks.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[09.05.2016]Enthusiastic election campaign meeting at Noida.

BSNLEU Noida district organised an enthusiastic election campaign meeting at telephone exchange, sector-19, Noida. The meeting was presided over by Com R.C.Dubey, DP. Com S.P.Singh, DS, welcomed all. Com Upended Singh Teotia gave introductory speech. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, in his speech informed the workers what are the achievements of the union during the long 15 years of its journey to save BSNL and it's worker's. Com V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron also briefed the house on struggles conducted by the union. Coms. Sukhvir Singh, Org.Secy. (CHQ), BSNLEU, and R.K.Upadhyay, AGS, SNATTA also addressed the meeting. A large number of employees attended the meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[09.05.2016]Election meeting at Warangal on 08.05.2016 - Grand finale to the election campaign in Andhra Pradesh Circle.

The total Non-Executives in the Warangal SSA are 540. It was Sunday. Inspite of this, about 500 have attended the election meeting held on 08.05.2016 at Warangal. It was a grand finale to the election campaign in AP circle. Com B.Srinivas, District President and Com. B.Sudarsan, District Vice President, presided. Com J.Sampath Rao, AGS & CS, Com. P. Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ), Com. M.Tirumalacharyulu, Circle Vice President, Com. A.Surender Reddy, DS, Com. Ch.V.Subba Reddy, Circle Co-Ordinator, Com. D.Immanuel, SEWA leader, Com. M. Nagababu, SNATTA Circle Co-Ordinator AP, and Com. B.Venkataiah, DS, AIBDPA have addressed the meeting. The Circle Union Cultural team inspired the meeting with revolutionary songs. The meeting was held with full of enthusiasm and the presence of the employees in such a highest number indicated that the BSNLEU is certain to get almost all votes in the SSA except a handful number.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[09.05.2016]Excellent election meetings in Hyderabad Telephones.

Com J.Sampath Rao AGS & CS and Com P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ), have addressed excellent election meetings at Secunderabad (Patney Exchange), Telephone Bhavan and Gowliguda. Altogether 700 have attended. The meeting were presided by Com S.Satyanarayana Circle Vice President, Com Ramachandrudu District President and Com B.Nagaraju Area Secretary (Central) respectively. Concerned Area/Branch Secretaries respectively, Com. M. Susheel Kumar, Com. K.Kishore and Com Jagadeesh have welcomed all in the meetings. Com G.Mohan Reddy Circle President & DS, Com M.Taranath., ACS, Com. M.Sampath Kumar, CS, SNATTA, Com V.Naresh, CHQ Office bearer SNATTA, Com K. Vemula DS SNATTA and Com K.Balakrishna Senior leader BSNLEU have also addressed the meetings. The meetings were held in a great enthusiastic mood indicating massive victory to BSNLEU in Hyderabad Telecom District.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[09.05.2016]Election campaign meeting held at Annangar, Chennai Telephones.

Very impressive election campaign was held at Annangar quarters, on 08.05.2016, by our alliance. The tremendous response by the residents high lightened our March towards victory. Some ladies even took arthies. Our alliance has received the greatest support.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[09.05.2016]Election campaign meeting held at Varanasi.

An excellent election meeting held at Varanasi on 07.05.2016. Com. K.R. Yadav, Vice President (CHQ), Com. R.K.Mishra CS, BSNLEU, com.R.N.Tripathi, ACS, BSNLEU, Com.Ajay Singh, CS, BSNLMS, Com.Dhirendra Dhar Dubey, CP, BSNLMS, Com.H.B.Dixit ACS, Com.M.C. Paswan, Distt. President, SNATTA, Com.Naresh Verma, circle organising Secty., BSNLEU, Com. Om Nath Bhaskar, com. R.K.Yadav, com.R.S.Chathann Chandrama Yadav, com. Paras Nath, Com B.N.Singh, and Com. Anil Sharma, were attended the meeting. The meeting was presided by com. Rajendra Pd. and Com.A.K.Singh. Com.M.C.Paswan, representative of SNATTA was addressed the meeting to caste the votes in favour of BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>>

[09.05.2016]Final round of 7th membership verification. BSNLEU Jallandhar , Punjab organised a huge meeting on dated 7 May 2016.<<<views of the meeting>>>

[07.05.2016]Poster of 7th Membership Verification - <<poster - English>>  <<poster - Hindi>>

 

[07.05.2016]Herculean election campaign conducted by BSNLEU - Hearty congrats to all the comrades - Take last minute efforts to ensure that maximum votes are polled in favour of BSNLEU.

The nearly two and half month election campaign comes to an end by today evening. BSNLEU has conducted really an Herculean election campaign, involving it's Central Office-bearers, Circle and District level leaders. CHQ heartily congratulates all the comrades for this tremendous performance. Tomorrow, being Sunday, conducting of meeting may not be possible in most of the places. Monday is the penultimate day and normally campaign meetings are not conducted. However, these two days have to be utilised to convert our support into votes. All out efforts should be taken to ensure that maximum votes are polled in favour of BSNLEU. Each and every voter should be brought to the polling booth. CHQ hopes that, our leaders, especially at the Circle and District levels will concentrate on this job for the next two days. There is absolutely no room for laxity. Victory is ours. BSNLEU Zindabad.

  

[07.05.2016]Inspiring election campaign meeting at Hissar, Haryana.

Hissar district union organised a very inspiring election campaign meeting at Hissar, Haryana circle, today. Very good arrangements have been made for the meeting. Com. Naresh Kumar, CP, BSNLEU, presided over the meeting. The meeting was addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com. Kuldeep Singh, Asst Treasurer(CHQ), com. Mallikarjun, President, BTEF, com. Sunil Gautam, Dy. GS, SNATTA, com. M.S.Kadian, CS, BSNLEU, com. Dharambir Singh, CS, SEWA BSNL, com. Pawan Kumar Nainiwal, DS, SNATTA  and com. Harikrishnan, CS, AIBDPA, addressed the meeting. The leaders elaborately explained about the various achievements of BSNLEU  and requested the employees to massively vote for BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[07.05.2016]BSNLEU 's strong hold, Rohtak, conducted a splendid election campaign meeting. 

Haryana circle conducted a splendid election campaign meeting at Rohtak. More than 200 employees attended the meeting. Com. Gaurav Chugh, Central Executive Committee member, SNATTA, presided over the meeting. Com.M.S.Kadian, CS, Haryana, addressed the meeting and welcomed everyone. The meeting was addressed by com.P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Suresh Kumar, BSNL MS, com.Sunil Gautam, Dy. GS,SNATTA, com. Mallikarjun, President, BTEF, and Com.Kuldeep Singh, Assistant Treasurer (CHQ). Com.Sunil Gautam, Dy. GS, SNATTA, amply explained the inability of NFTE to settle the issues of the Directly Recruited TTAs, as well as the effective role played by BSNLEU in settling those issues. The leaders emphatically explained the positive role played by BSNLEU, in consolidating workers unity and fighting against the anti-BSNL policies of the Government, as well as strengthening BSNL. The demands of the Non-Executives settled by BSNLEU were also high lighted.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

  

[07.05.2016]Election campaign meeting at Satna, Madhya Pradesh.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[07.05.2016]Ghaziabad assured maximum votes to BSNLEU.

The circle union of BSNLEU, UP(West) conducted an impressive election campaign meeting at Ghaziabad on 7th May, 2016. Com Radheyshyam, DP, presided over the meeting. The meeting was addressed by coms. Upendra Singh Teotia, CS, Sukhvir Singh, Org.Secy. (CHQ), R.K.Upadhyay, AGS, SNATTA, Ramesh, DS, SEWA. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, spoke in detail before the workers and appealed to support BSNLEU in the 7th membership verification. More than 200 workers assured that they will cast their votes infavour of BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>>

   

[07.05.2016]Grand concluding meeting at CGM Office.

Chennai Telephones conducted a grand very enthusiastic concluding meeting yesterday, i.e., 06.05.2016 at CGM office. Com.S.Chellappa, AGS, gave special address explaining the ill effects stand of NFTE on various issues. He declared that the crowd conveys that our Union has already won. He also said it also reflects that BSNLEU will win in CHTD also. Com.K.Govindaraj, CS, and Com.V.P.Indra, Convenor Working Women's Committee, TN, Com.Nagaraj, Coordinator, com.R.Ravindran, Ex.GS, SEWA BSNL, also addressed.<<<views of the meeting>>>   

 

[07.05.2016]CGMT Office AP Circle Election meeting- massive and unique.

AP Circle CGMT Office election meeting was held on 6.5.2016. About 300 have participated. It is unique in that 50% or even more of the audience are women. Com. Ch.Balaraju, District President, presided. Com S.Om Prakash Jaiswal, DS, invited all and addressed.  The meeting was addressed by Com J.Sampath Rao AGS & CS, Com. P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ), Com G.Mohan Reddy Circle President, Com M.Taranath ACS, Com V.Viswanatham, Circle Organizing Secretary, and Com K.Balakrishna, Senior leader have addressed. The meeting was full of enthusiasm and BSNLEU is going to win with a big majority in CGMT Office.<<<views of the meeting>>>

   

[07.05.2016]Massive and enthusiastic election meeting at BSNL Bhavan, Hyderabad.

Hyderabad Telecom District Union held a massive and enthusiastic election meeting at BSNL Bhavan, Hyderabad on 05.05.2016. About 400 attended. District President Com Ramachandrudu, presided. Com. P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ), Com J.Sampath Rao, AGS & CS, Com G.Mohanreddy, Circle President & DS, Com M.Taranath, ACS, Com. Sampath Kumar, CS, SNATTA, Com. Naresh, Central Executive Member, SNATTA, have addressed. Com. S. Satyanarayana, Circle Vice President and Com. Tirumalacharyulu, Circle Vice President, Com Venkatramaiah, DS, STR were present. The meeting reflected the decisiveness of the employees to see that BSNLEU gets a massive victory.<<<views of the meeting>>>   

 

[07.05.2016]Well attended, enthusiastic election meeting at Mahaboobnagar (AP).

A successful, well attended election meeting was held at Mahaboobnagar on 5.5.2016. It was presided by Com. Harikishanji, District President. Around 100 have attended. The meeting was addressed by Com P.Asokababu, Vice President(CHQ), Com. J.Sampath Rao AGS & CS, Com. M.Taranath, ACS and Com. C.Krishnaiah, DS. Com. M.Tirumalacharyulu, Circle Vice President, was present. The leaders detailed the achievements of BSNLEU and appealed to vote enmasse for BSNLEU. The meeting was in enthusiastic mood reflecting the spirit to win the election.<<<views of the meeting>>>   

 

[07.05.2016]Election Campaign meeting at Shahjahanpur U.P.E.

A huge meeting has been organised at Shahjahanpur. Com. R.K.Mishra, C.S., Com.R.N.Tripathi, ACS, Com. S.N.Shukla, D.S., Com.S.L.Tripathi, District President and Com. Rajneesh representative of SNATTA addressed the meeting. The meeting presided by com. Suman Giri.<<<views of the meeting>>>   

[07.05.2016]A huge election campaign meeting at Gorakhpur.<<<views of the meeting>>>  

[07.05.2016]Thief thinks that others are also thieves.
NFTE offered free 'up and down' flight tickets to many union leaders, for attending it's  Central Executive Committee meeting, held at Patna. NFTE thought that the offer of free flight tickets would help to bring those unions into NFTE's alliance,  for facing the 7th Verification. This only exposed NFTE's opportunism and bankruptcy. Further, this is the culture of  NFTE leaders. BSNLEU has never beared the travel expenses of it's alliance partners in the past. In this verification also, com. Suresh Kumar, com. Anup Mukherjee and all their circle and district level leaders are spending money from their own pockets for verification campaign.  BSNLEU will never involve in the unhealthy practices being followed by NFTE.

[06.05.2016]Corporate Office letter on conduct of 7th membership verification election on 10.05.2016 and counting of votes on 12.05.2016 - Payment of honorarium to the staff deputed for Polling/Counting duty.<<<view letter>>> 

[06.05.2016]Corporate Office letter to all CGMs on Direct Recruitment of Telecom Technical Assistant(TTA) for the year 2015 from the open market.<<<view letter>>> 

[06.05.2016]Corporate Office letter to all CGMs on Direct Recruitment of Junior Telecom Officers (Telecom) {JTOT} for the year 2015-16 from the open market.<<<view letter>>> 

[06.05.2016]Large gathering in Ahmedabad meeting, foretells BSNLEU 's massive victory in Gujarat circle.

Gujarat circle is heading towards a massive victory for BSNLEU in the forthcoming 7th Membership Verification. The large gathering present in the meeting held at Vastrapur telephone exchange in Ahmedabad today, is indicative of this. Com.Deepak Trivedi, CP, BSNLEU, presided over the meeting. Com. A. R. Safi, Vice-president(CHQ), BSNL MS, com. Datania, DS, BSNLEU, com. Ashok Makwana, DS, BSNL MS, com. Aslam Pathan, DS, ATM, were present in the meeting. The meeting was addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS  and com. Kamlesh Rajput, CS, ATM. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, explained at length, the leading role played by BSNLEU, in uniting all the organisations of the Non-Executives and Executives during the last 11 years, for blunting the attacks unleashed by the government, against BSNL. He also explained about the leading role played by BSNLEU in taking steps for the revival of BSNL, and for the settlement of the issues of the Non-Executives. All the leaders appealed to the employees to massively vote for BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[06.05.2016]An inspiring election campaign meeting at Kurukshetra.

BSNLEU conducted an inspiring election campaign meeting at Kurukshetra. The meeting was presided over by com. I.S.Malik, DS, Com Dinesh Kumar, Circle Vice President, SNATTA, gave introductory speech. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com Kuldeep Singh, Asstt.Treasurer CHQ addressed the meeting. Both the leaders explained all issues including BSNL's revival, achievements of the union and assured that the union will take initiative to settle pending HR issues of the Non-Executive employees. A large number of DR TTA's attended the meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[06.05.2016]Well attended election campaign meeting at Ranchi.

Com Animesh Mitra, Vice President(CHQ), addressed a well attended election campaign meeting at Ranchi on 30.04.2016. Com B. Narayan, Circle President, Jharkhand, presided over the meeting. Com Naresh Lal Circle Secretary, BSNLEU Jharkhand, com Rajendra Prasad, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Ranchi, and com.Madheshwar Prasad Circle Secretary BSNL MS, Jharkhand, also addressed the well gathered employees in the Main telephone exchange, Ranchi. Com.Animesh Mitra, VP(CHQ), elaborately explained the leadership role played by BSNLEU in stopping disinvestment and VRS, as well as settling the genuine problems of the Non-Executives.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[06.05.2016]Effective election campaign meeting at Jamshedpur.

On 01.5.2016, com Animesh Mitra, Vice President(CHQ), addressed an effective election campaign meeting at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand. Com A.K. Dey, District President, presided over meeting. Com B. Narayan, Circle President, com Naresh Lal, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Jharkhand, com. Ram Naresh Prasad, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Jamshedpur and com Madheshwar Prasad, Circle Secretary, BSNLMS, Jharkhand, addressed the meeting. Com.Animesh Mitra,VP(CHQ), explained at length about the achievements of BSNLEU. He also spoke on the role of the CHQ in settling the victimisations at Jamshedpur. He appealed to the employees to vote for BSNLEU.  

 

[06.05.2016]A huge election campaign meeting at Kanpur.

Com V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron, addressed an election campaign meeting at Kanpur, and explained about the achievements of BSNLEU and the steps taken for the revival of BSNL.The meeting was presided by com Sushil Shukla. This meeting was also addressed by com.S.B.Singh Bhadauria D.S, NTR, com.  Jia Lal, Manoj Kushwaha Distt.President SNATTA,Com.Gangajali, leader SEWA BSNL, Patron Dhirendra Shrivastav, com H.L.Maurya,  Circle V.P, com R.N.Tripathi, ACS, and com D.N.Tripathi D.S.<<<views of the meeting>>>  

[06.05.2016]An enthusiastic election campaign meeting at Gonda UP (East) Circle.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

[06.05.2016]Ferozepur marching towards a glorious victory

A very impressive joint meeting of BSNLEU & SNATTA was held at ferozepur on 05.05.2016. Large number of employees including good number of ladies attended the meeting. Com. Makhan Singh Bajwa, District President, presided over the meeting. Com. Balwant Singh vice president, BSNLEU Punjab welcomed all. Com. Tarsem Singh, DS, briefly addressed. Com. Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU while addressing the meeting told that BSNLEU Punjab is winning the election with a huge margin. The wind is blowing in favour of BSNLEU all over the Punjab. Workers have rejected NFTE due to its anti workers policies. NFTE demanded less pay scale than other union demanded at the time of conversion of CDA to IDA pay scales. It agreed for VRS when it was recognised. The acceptance of two digits PLI is being criticised all over India. Achievements of BSNLEU during the last three years were also explained in detail. He called upon the workers to vote for BSNLEU enmasse. Com. Surjan Chopra, Central Coordinator, SNATTA, told that members of SNATTA are whole heartily supporting BSNLEU all over Punjab and will make BSNLEU victorious with increased margin. Com. Sanjay Kataria, branch secretary, gave vote of thanks.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[06.05.2016]BSNLEU Haryana circle conducted election campaign meetings at Panipath and Karnal.

Haryana circle union conducted two election campaign meetings, one at Panipath and the other at Karnal. The 1st meeting at Panipath, in the morning, was presided over by com Satyanarayan, DP. The meeting was addressed by coms I.S.Malik, DS, M.S.Kadian, CS, Kuldeep Singh, Org. Secy(CHQ) and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU. 

 

2nd meeting was held at Karnal in the launch hour, which was presided over by Com Balluram Sharma. Coms M.S. Kadian, CS, Kuldeep Singh, Org.Secy(CHQ), Praveen Kumar, ACS, SNATTA addressed the meeting. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS in his speech elaborated details on issues including PLI (Bonus), promotions, exams, designations, pay revisions from 1.1.2017, etc. A large number of employees attended both the meetings.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[05.05.2016]Massive turn out of employees in Meerut meeting indicates BSNLEU's massive victory. 

A very impressive election campaign meeting was held at Meerut today, with more than 300 employees enthusiastically participating in it. Com. Satish Sharma, DP, BSNLEU, presided over the meeting.The meeting started at 13.00 hrs and went on till 16.00 hrs, but none of the participants left the venue till all the leaders completed their speeches. The meeting was addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com. R. K. Upadyay, AGS, SNATTA, com. Mallikarjun, President, BTEF and com. Upendar Singh Teotia, CS, BSNLEU. The leaders explained at length about the exemplary role played by BSNLEU in safeguarding and strengthening BSNL and in settling the genuine demands of the Non-Executives. The leaders appealed to the employees to strengthen the hands of BSNLEU in the forthcoming verification, by massively voting on the cellphone symbol.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[05.05.2016]DO letter from Director-CM to CGMs of all Telecom circles/ TDs regarding SIM sales target and achievement in April, 2016.<<<click here>>> <<<annexure-1>>>  <<<annexure-2>>>

 

[05.05.2016]Agra, one of bastions of BSNLEU, conducted an excellent election campaign meeting.

Agra, which is one of the bastions of BSNLEU in UP West circle, conducted an excellent election campaign meeting. Com Vedprakash, DP, chaired the meeting. Addressing the huge gathering com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, com.R.K.Upadhyaya, AGS, SNATTA, as well as, Central Co-ordinator of SNATTA, com.Upender Singh Teotia, CS, BSNLEU, com. Sukhvir Singh, Org.Secy(CHQ), BSNLEU, com.Bipin Prajapati, CP, SNATTA, and com. Anwar Khan, DS, SNATTA, appealed to the wokers to support BSNLEU in the 7th membership verification massively. Com Brijesh Verma, DS, BSNLEU, welcomed all leaders and employees in the meeting. More than 300 employees attended the meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[05.05.2016]Impressive election campaign meeting at Mathura.

Mathura district branch of BSNLEU in UP (West) conducted an impressive election campaign meeting on 4th May 2016. The meeting was presided over by com S.S.Chandel, District President, BSNLEU. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU and com R.K.Upadhayay, AGS, SNATTA were the main speakers. Both the leaders explained in detail the issues of BSNL revival, staff issues and also assured that the alliance will do its best to settle pending HR issues. Coms Upender Singh Teotia, CS, BSNLEU, Sukhvir Singh, Org.Secy, CHQ, Udaivir Singh, DS, BSNLEU also addressed the meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[04.05.2016]Meeting with Director (HR) and GM (FP) on issues connected with JAO LICE.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) and Shri Sunil Kumar, GM (FP) and discussed the problems related to the JAO LICE. The GS demanded that the upper age limit to appear the JAO LICE should be increased from 53 to 55 and also the cut off date for calculating the upper age limit should be 1st July, as in the case of JTO LICE. The GS also insisted that Management should not insist that the candidates should have completed 5 years of service in 9020 pay scale. The Management side expressed that these issues cannot be addressed without effecting changes in the JAO RR. They also said that effecting any change in the present RR will take many months and hence stated that these issues would be taken care of in the next JAO examination only. However, the GS insisted to consider the demands of the Union, since a good number of candidates are affected.  

 

[04.05.2016]Review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013.

Due to the insistence of BSNLEU, Corporate Office has issued a detailed letter on 07.04.2016, wherein guidelines are given for the review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013. This letter has come as a big relief to the candidates who have failed by a few marks. However, in the above mentioned letter, an unacceptable direction has been given in respect of questions with multiple correct answers. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) and Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.), today and insisted that full marks should be given to the questions with multiple correct answers. This was accepted and it was assured that appropriate guideline would be issued.  

 

[04.05.2016]New designations for RM, TM, Sr.TOA and TTA to be implemented immediately after the 7th Membership Verification is held.

The implementation of the new designations for the cadres of RM, TM, Sr.TOA and TTA is being greatly delayed. This issue was discussed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, today, with Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) and shri A.M. Gupta, GM (Restg.). It is understood that the Management has now come to the conclusion that the approval of the Management Committee for change of designations is sufficient, and approval of the BSNL Board is not necessary. Hence, order for change of designations will be issued immediately after the results of the 7th Membership Verification are declared.  

 

[04.05.2016]Board of Directors meeting to be held tomorrow.

It is learnt that the Board of Directors meeting is taking place tomorrow. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, in his discussions today, held with the Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) and shri D. Chakraborty, who is holding additional charge as GM (Estt.), requested to ensure the approval of the HR issues pending before the BSNL Board.

 

[04.05.2016]Com.D.K. Bakutra, Org. Secretary (CHQ), addressed election campaign meeting at Veraval, Gujarat.

7th membership verification election campaign meeting held at Veraval, in Gujarat. The meeting was addressed by com. D K Bakutra, Orgn. Secretary(CHQ). A good number of district and branch office bearers attended the meeting together with the employees.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[04.05.2016]Enthusiastic election campaign meeting in NTR circle.

An enthusiastic election campaign meeting of NTR circle was held today, in the Eastern Court at New Delhi. A large number of employees of NTR circle attended the meeting. Com. T.C. Nagar, Circle President, NTR circle, presided over the meeting. Com. R.S. Chauhan, Org. Secretary (CHQ) & CS, NTR circle welcomed everyone and addressed the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNLMS and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy.GS, SNATTA, addressed the meeting. The leaders explained about the achievements of BSNLEU in defending BSNL, and the settlement of the demands of the Non-Executives. They appealed to the employees to massively support BSNLEU in forthcoming membership verification.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[04.05.2016]Election campaign meeting held at Ghaziabad.

An election campaign meeting was held at Ghaziabad yesterday. It was addressed by com.V.A.N Namboodiri,  Patron,  com.R.S. Chauhan, Organising Secretary (CHQ), com.U.S.Teotia, CS, UP(West) and com.R.S.Sagar, CS, ALTTC. The meeting was presided over by com Laxmi Dutt  Shukla.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[04.05.2016]A very impressive election campaign meeting was held at Srinagar on 2nd May, 2016.

A very impressive election campaign meeting was held at Srinagar on 2nd May, 2016. Com. Ghulam Qadir Dandroo, Org.Secretary (CHQ) and District President, BSNLEU, Srinagar, Presided over the meeting. Com. Mir Nisar Ahmad, CS, J&K, made a brief speech and welcomed the participants. Com. Balbir Singh President BSNLEU while addressing the meeting exposed the NFTE on PLI issue. The achievements of BSNLEU since last three years of recognised period were also explained. The negative role of NFTE during formation BSNL, first wage revision and second wage revision was also explained to the workers. The role of BSNLEU in defending the BSNL and its workers by organising militant struggles was appreciated by all. The participants assured that they will make BSNLEU victorious in the election and will also register a convincing victory in J&K. Com. Basir Ahmad Khan, gave vote of thanks.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[04.05.2016]A grand successful election campaign meeting at Chapra, Bihar on 03-05-2016.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[03.05.2016]Enthusiastic election campaign meeting at Lucknow promises huge victory for BSNLEU.

Lucknow once again conducted a huge election campaign meeting today, in support of BSNLEU. More than 300 employees enthusiastically participated in the meeting, that was held in the CGM office compound. Com. Rama Sankar, President, CGMT Office, BSNLEU, presided over the meeting. Com. R.K.Mishra, CS, BSNLEU, welcomed everyone and initiated the meeting. Com. Sudhama Prasad Mishra, DS, BSNLEU, CGMT Office, conducted the meeting. The meeting was addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS and com. Anup Mukherjee, GS, SNATTA. The outstanding contribution of BSNLEU, in the settlement of the burning problems of the Directly Recruited TTAs was explained in detail and was greatly appreciated by com. Anup Mukherjee, GS, SNATTA. Com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, gave a detailed account of the contributions of BSNLEU, in safeguarding the interests of the Company and that of the employees. Finally, com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, elaborated the struggles conducted against disinvestment, VRS and other evil designs of the governments to scuttle BSNL, and also the leading role played by BSNLEU in them. He further explained, how BSNLEU is playing leading role for the revival of BSNL, and to settle the issues of the Non-Executives. All the leaders appealed to the employees to ensure massive victory for BSNLEU in the forthcoming 7th Membership Verification.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[03.05.2016]Nagpur comrades assures massive majority.

Membership Verification Campaign meeting was held at Nagpur CTO compound premises under the special pandal arranged on 2nd May 2016, presided over by Com. Amitabh Chakraborty, District President, BSNLEU. More than 200 workers were present. Com. Pancham Gaikwad, District Secretary welcomed. Com. Barne, District President, CITU, Com. Nasare, Secretary, Co-Ordination Committee of CGE Unions, Com. Dakhtod, veteran leader of NCCPA, Com. Aswin Shende, Dt. Secretary, SNATTA, Com. Thakur, BSNLMS and other leaders addressed and called upon the workers to support and vote for BSNLEU in the coming verification. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron, BSNLEU, spoke about the past achievements of BSNLEU, the struggle it has organised on the demands of the workers, its effort to unify the workers and strengthen BSNL. He also spoke about the attacks of the government on the working class and the struggles being conducted by the central trade unions. Com.Namboodiri also spoke about the demands that is placed before the management on the various issues and called upon the workers to fully support BSNLEU and vote for it to win with huge majority. The meeting itself showed the determination of the workers to ensure the victory of BSNLEU.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[03.05.2016]Election campaign meeting at Bhavnagar.

An election campaign meeting was held at Bhavnagar, Gujarat on 3rd May, 2016. Com R.R.Yadav, district president, BSNLEU was presided over the meeting. Com J.K.Bhatt, DS,BSNLEU welcomed all. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS in his speech elaboratedly explained all issues related to BSNL revival and also achievements during the period of recognition of the union. He also mentioned how negative role played by NFTE in settlement of pending issues of the employees. Coms D. K.Bakutra, Org. Secy.(CHQ), T.V.Ghelani, CS, K.K.Choudhury, DS, SNATTA also spoke. Com. Baghela, circle org.secy. SNATTA offered vote of thanks.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[03.05.2016]Sixteenth and final day of the continuous election campaign by Com J. Sampath Rao AGS& CS and Com P. Asokababu Vice President( CHQ) on May Day.

Com J.Sampath Rao AGS& CS and Com P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ) have campaigned in Warangal, Karimnagar and Adilabad SSAs on May Day. It is their sixteenth and final day of continuous election campaign. 

 

In Warangal, the union flag was hoisted by Com P.Asokababu on the occasion of May Day and Com J.Sampath Rao has inaugurated the election office. Com A.Surender Reddy DS, Com B.Srinivas District President were present. Com P.Asokababu has addressed the gathering on the significance of May Day. Com J.Sampath Rao and Com A.Surender Reddy addressed the gathering. Com D.Immanuel SEWA leader addressed the gathering and appealed all to vote for BSNLEU. 

 

In Karimnagar SSA, union flag was hoisted by Com P.Asokababu on the occasion of May Day at Huzurabad. Election meetings were held at Huzurabad and NTPC. Inspite of it being a Sunday, the meetings were well attended. The meetings were presided by District President Com A. Adam and addressed by Com J.Sampath Rao, Com P.Asokababu and District Secretary Com Vijay Vodnala. Altogether about 150 have attended. The meetings were held with full enthusiasm and BSNLEU is going to win in the SSA. 

 

In Mancheriyal, the union flag was hoisted by Com P.Asokababu on the occasion of May Day. Thereafter a massive election meeting was held. It was attended by 150 employees from the entire Adilabad SSA. Com Anjan Goud District President presided. The meeting was addressed by Com J.Sampath Rao, Com P.Asokababu, Com K.Nageswara Rao Circle Vice President, Com Narender DS, Circle Executive Committee members Com P.Seetaram and Com G.Manohar and Com Narendra Goud , Circle Council member Com B.Ramu, SNATTA DS Com E. Rajesham and SEWA Dist. President Com G.Madhukar. This time BSNLEU is going to win in the SSA with a larger margin compared to last time.<<<views of the meeting>>>  

[03.05.2016]Corporate Office letter on conduct of election on 10.05.2016 and counting of votes on 12.05.2016 to elect majority representative union(s) in BSNL.<<<view letter>>>

[03.05.2016]Corporate Office letter to all CGMs on increase in Land line customer base.<<<view letter>>> 

[03.05.2016]Valsad conducted an excellent and impressive election campaign meeting.

Valsad district, Gujarat conducted an impressive election campaign meeting on 1st May, 2016 to observe International workers day. Although it was Sunday but more than 300 executives and non-Executives attended the meeting including the GMTD, Valsad, H.R.Patel. The meeting was presided over by com S.J.Singh, DP, BSNLEU. Addressing the meeting com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS detailed how BSNL formed and how NFTE helped the government for easy passage to it. He claimed that it is BSNLEU leaders who took initiative to unite all unions and associations to fight against the conspiracy of the government to make BSNL a sick PSU. The achievements of the BSNLEU during its recognition periods also explained. He appealed to employees to support BSNLEU in the coming verification with a thumping majority. The meeting also addressed by coms D.K.Bakutra, Org. Secy.(CHQ), T.V.Ghelani, CS, M.K.Dave, DS, Piyush Patel, DS, SEWA, Ajay Patel, DS, SNATTA, Manish Solanki, DS, SNEA, Bikash Tripathy, Dist. President, AIBSNLEA, K.K.Patel, DS, AIBDPA. The District union felicited some Executives and Non-Executives for their extra-ordinary contributions for BSNL services in Valsad SSA.<<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[03.05.2016]Excellent election meetings in Khammam SSA (AP Circle).

On their 15th day of their continuous tour programme, Com J.Sampath Rao AGS & CS and Com. P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ) have addressed excellent election meetings at Kothagudem and Khammam in Khammam SSA. Com.B.Ratnaraju, District President, presided. Altogether around 300 have attended. Com. G.Sambasiva Rao, ACS & DS, Circle Executive Committee members Com. M.Tirumalacharyulu, Com. M.Kirankumar, Com. T.Sankara Rao, Com. J. Bhaskara Rao, District President, SEWA and Senior leader of BSNLEU in the SSA Com. N.Kondala Rao, also addressed. The Circle cultural team consisting of its Convener Com B.R.Veeraswamy, Com M.Tirumalacharyulu and Com M.Kirankumar have sung inspiring songs on the achievements of BSNLEU and other revolutionary songs. The meetings inspired the employees to vote enmasse for BSNLEU and this time BSNLEU will win with more margin than last time.<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[03.05.2016]BSNLEU, Amreli district, Gujarat conducted election campaign meeting.

The District Union of Amreli, Gujarat conducted an election campaign meeting on 2nd May, 2016. The meeting was presided over by com. Jamal Singh, DP. Coms Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, D.K.Bakutra, Org Secy, CHQ, T.V.Ghelani, CS, Dinesh Ramani, DS addressed the meeting.<<views of the meeting>>> 

[03.05.2016]Election campaign meeting at Azamgarh.<<views of the meeting>>>  

[03.05.2016]Membership Verification campaign meeting held at Halasur Telephone Exchange, addressed by Com.S Chellappa, AGS (CHQ).<<view report>> <<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[03.05.2016]Membership Verification Campaign at Mysuru and Tumakuru SSAs.<<view reports>> <<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[03.05.2016]An excellent election campaign meeting at Siwan, Bihar Circle. <<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[02.05.2016]Spectacular show of strength at Kolkata.

BSNLEU and SNATTA displayed a spectacular show of strength at Kolkata today. Around 1,500 employees attended the election campaign meeting that was held at the Telephone Bhawan, Kolkata. West Bengal and Kolkata circle unions organised the meeting. Com. Saibal Sengupta, Treasurer & CS, Kolkata, presided over the meeting. Com. Anantha Bhattacharya, president, AIBDPA, com. Saikat Majhi,CS, SNATTA, Kolkata, com. Amit Khan, CS, SNATTA, West Bengal, com. Prashun Ghosh, CP, SNATTA, Kolkata, com. Sandip Parui, Communication Secretary, SNATTA and com. Arup Sarkar, CS, CTTMU, were present on the dias. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Anup Mukherjee, GS, SNATTA and com. Animesh Mitra, Vice-president(CHQ) & CS, West Bengal. Com. Anup Mukherjee, GS, SNATTA, explained the achievements of BSNLEU in respect of the issues of the Directly Recruited TTAs. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Animesh Mitra, VP(CHQ) elaborately explained the contributions of BSNLEU in defending and strengthening BSNL and in settling the issues of the Non-Executives. CHQ heartily congratulates BSNLEU and SNATTA of West Bengal and Kolkata circle unions for making the spectacular mobilisation.<<views of the meeting>>>  

 

[02.05.2016]Telecom Factory and Telecom Stores conducted an excellent election campaign meeting at Kolkata.

Telecom Factory and Telecom Stores conducted an excellent election campaign meeting at Kolkata today. The meeting was held at the CGM office, Telecom Factory. The meeting was well attended by employees. Com. Adhir Sen, Senior leader, presided over the meeting. It was addressed by com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, com. Anup Mukherjee, GS, SNATTA, com. Om Prakash Singh, Organising Secretary(CHQ) and com. Biplab Das, Convenor, Coordination Committee. The leaders explained the achievements of BSNLEU in safeguarding and strengthening BSNL, as well as in settling the issues of the employees. They appealed to the employees to massively support BSNLEU in the forthcoming Verification.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[02.05.2016]Election Campaign meeting at Nasik.

Election Campaign in full swing at Nasik.  More than 150 persons attended the meeting. Com, Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), Com. John Verghese, AGS, Com. Nagesh Nalawade, CS, Com. Ghanshyam Wagh, DS, Nasik, Com. Sandeep Gagngurede, SNATTA elaborately discribed the role of BSNLEU in BSNL. Branch Secretary, Jayant Dhamne and Com. Vijay Goleskar were present.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[02.05.2016]Pune meeting foretells massive support for BSNLEU in the 7th MV.

7th member ship verification campaign meeting conducted at Pune, under the Presidentship of Com Manoj Barke (DP). Com Jakkati (DS) welcomed everyone. Com Sandhya Gadgil (CHQ Org Sec), Com Pathan (Circle VP) Com Joshi (SNATTA ACS), Com Chandeo Sarwade (BSNL MS) were present. Com John Verghese (AGS), Com Animesh Mitra (VP) Com Nagesh Nalawade (CS) addressed about the various achievements of BSNLEU. They also spoke on the contributions of BSNLEU to conduct united struggles for safeguarding BSNL, as well as about the movement for turning around the company from operating loss to operating profit. Pune promised to give more than 90% vote share from their SSA to BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[02.05.2016]A well attended meeting was conducted at Malegaon, Maharashtra.

A well attended meeting was conducted at Malegaon, Maharashtra. President, com. Salim Shaikh, presided. Vote of thanks was given by com. Balkrishna Sonje. Proceedings were condundcted by Com Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ), Com. John Verghese, AGS, Com. Nagesh Nalawade, CS, Com. Durga Patil and Com Ghanshyam Wagh. More than 100 people attended the meet. <<views of the meeting>>>

[30.04.2016]Assam circle has once again proved that it is the invincible bastion of BSNLEU. 
Assam circle has once again proved that it is the invincible bastion of BSNLEU. The verification campaign meeting held today at the CGMT office, Guwahati, was enthusiastically attended by more than 500 employees. Com. P.C.Dawka, Vice-president, BSNLEU, Assam circle, presided over the meeting. Com. Bijoy Deka, CS, BSNLEU, welcomed everyone and delivered his address. Senior leaders of the movement, com. S.N. Sarma and  com. Sankar Kumar Das, were present. The meeting was addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. M.R.Das,AGS, AIBDPA, com. Gakul Borah, Organising Secretary (CHQ) and com. Jyotish Kakoti, Circle Secretary, SNATTA. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, spoke at length in the meeting and explained about the anti-BSNL policies of the successive governments and  about BSNLEU's  pioneering role in uniting the entire Non-Executives and the Executives of BSNL, in  the struggles to defend and strengthen the BSNL. While explaining about the settlements brought by BSNLEU on the issues of the Non-Executives, the GS also nailed down the untruths and half-truths being spreaded by some vested interests. The Directly Recruited TTAs were present in the meeting in a good number. The gathering patiently listened to the leaders and assured that Assam will massively vote for BSNLEU.<<views of the meeting>>>

[30.04.2016]BSNLEU Ludhiana marching ahead towards great victory
BSNL Employees Union is conducting branch level election campaign meetings continuously. A very effective meeting of Ludhiana SSA was held at Mata Rani Chowk Exchange building today. Large number of workers attended the meeting very enthusiastically. The meeting was presided over by Com. Darshan Singh, District President. Com. Balbir Singh, President BSNLEU, Avtar Singh Jhande District Secretary and Amarjit Chander ADS addressed the meeting. He explained the achievements of BSNL since it got recognition in 2004. Negative, anti workers, and pro management role of NFTE was explained in detail. NFTE was exposed for its false propaganda against leadership of BSNLEU. All the issues pertaining to Non-Executives were explained. Com. Paramjit Singh Vice President gave vote of thanks.<<views of the meeting>>> 

[30.04.2016]Corporate Office letter on conduct of seventh membership verification on 10.05.2016 for electing majority representative union(s) of non-executive employees in BSNL – appointment of Observers from the Ministry of Labour.<<click here>>>

 

[30.04.2016]Massive election meetings in Guntur SSA.

Massive and enthusiastic election meetings were held in Guntur SSA at Vinukonda, Narsaraopet, Tenali and Guntur. The meetings were presided by Com K.Prabhakar Rao, District President. Com P.Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ), Com J.Sampath Rao AGS & CS, Com V.Sambasiva Rao, AIBDPA Circle President, Com P.Sambasiva Rao, Circle Organizing Secretary, Com K.Nageswara Rao, DS, Com Mariadas, ADS have addressed. Altogether 400 have attended the meetings. The leaders have detailed the achievements of BSNLEU and appealed for enmasse voting for BSNLEU. All the meetings were full of confidence for a massive victory.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[30.04.2016]An inspiring election campaign meeting at Bhopal.

Bhopal conducted an inspiring election campaign meeting of BSNLEU, yesterday the 29.04.2016. The meeting, which was organisd in the GMTD office campus, was presided over by com S.C.Srivastava, senior trade union leader. More than 300 employees attended the meeting. Com. Salamat Ali, DS, welcomed everyone. Com. Rashid Ali, DP, BSNLEU, Com. Yogesh Solanki, leader, SNATTA, com. P. K. Tawar, DS, CGM(O), com.A.K.Jain, DS, Civil Wing and com. Sunil Karan, Asst. Treasurer, BSNLEU, were present. The meeting was addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Prakash Sharma, CS, BSNLEU, com. Alok Namdeo, CS, SNATTA, com. H.S.Thakur, circle VP, BSNLEU, com. S. C. Khapre, DS, WTP and com. Santosh Meena, leader, SNATTA. Com. Alok Namdeo, CS, SNATTA, gave an elaborate account of the issues of the DR TTAS, taken up and settled by BSNLEU.  Finally, com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke in detail about the joint struggles initiated by BSNLEU, to defend BSNL from the pro-private policies of the government, as well as to bring it in the path of revival. He explained about the issues of the Non-Executives, taken up and settled by BSNLEU. The leaders appealed to the employees to ensure a huge victory for BSNLEU in the 7th Verification.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[29.04.2016]Spectacular and inspiring election meeting at Vijayawada.

It was a spectacular and hugely attended election meeting at Vijayawada. About 500 employees, among which 60 are women employees, attended the meeting.  Com K.V.R.Mohan Rao DP, presided. Com L.Rameshbabu DS, welcomed all. Com P.Asokababu VP (CHQ), Com J.Sampath Rao AGS& CS, Com T.Dharma Rao ACS, Com N.Rama Rao ADS addressed the meeting. Com N.S.Saibabu, Circle Assistant Treasurer and Com Ch.Balaraju DS AIBDPA were present. The leaders detailed the contribution of BSNLEU in strengthening working class struggles, it's key role in organizing united struggles for saving BSNL, the achievements of BSNLEU including the best possible wage revision and pension revision from 1.1.2007 and NEPP, the demands settled in the case of BSNL recruitees, relaxation in qualifying marks for SC/ST employees etc. The leaders also highlighted the necessity for United struggles against the twin dangers of neoliberal economic policies and communalism. The mood of the huge number of employees that attended the meeting indicated a massive victory in the SSA.<<views of the meeting>>>

[29.04.2016]Corporate office clarification on preparation of voters list in connection with 7 membership verification.<<click here>>>

[29.04.2016]Massive election campaign meeting at Jodhpur, Rajasthan on 23.04.2016.

Large number of workers attended the membership verification campaign meeting at Jodhpur on 23 April 2016. Com. Bheeka Ram Bishnoi, District Secretary, welcomed all. Com. Hanuman Dadhich, Dist. President presided.  Circle office bearers, A.Pareek, Circle Secretary, Vijay Singh, Org. Secretary(CHQ), senior leader, V.A.N. Namboodiri, Patron, BSNLEU, and other leaders addressed. They briefed the house about the achievements of BSNLEU and also what it proposes to achieve for BSNL employees. The struggles organised under the leadership of Forum and BSNLEU for revival of BSNL was explained. They called upon workers to vote en masse for BSNLEU in the ensuing verification.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[29.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Chandigarh the strongest basin of BSNLEU in Punjab.

A huge election campaign meeting was held at Chandigarh on 28-04-2016. Com. Bhag Lal Kaoundal circle, President, presided over the meeting. More than 300 employees attended the meeting. Com. Balbir Singh ,President BSNLEU,  R.L Moudgil, former AGS, Kamaljit Singh, ACS, Kamal Sharma, ACS , H.S Dhillon, DS, Chandigarh addressed the meeting. While addressing the meeting Com. Balbir Singh elaborately explained the issues pertaining to Non-Executives, present status of each & every issue and efforts made by BSNLEU to settle the issues. The role of NFTE in accepting two digits PLI and false allegation being levelled on leaders of BSNLEU on this issue were explained in details. The achievement of BSNLEU during the recognised period and its struggles conducted against the anti BSNL policies of the Government were also explained. Wage revision, pension, 78.2 IDA merger other important issues were also deliberated. Com. H.S Dhillon in his inspiring speech called upon the workers to vote for BSNLEU enmasse.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[29.04.2016]Views of the election campaign meeting held at Orai, UP (East) Circle.<<views of the meeting>>> 

 

[29.04.2016]Jabalpur meeting foretold the massive victory awaiting BSNLEU in the forthcoming Verification.

Jabalpur conducted an impressive and largely attended election campaign meeting, yesterday the 28.04.2016. Com.Shivkumar Yadav, DP, presided over the meeting, held at the GMTD office, CTO New Building. More than 300 employees attended the meeting. Com.R.G.Tamhankar,CS,BSNLEU, Inspection Circle and com. Basant Lal, CS, BSNLEU, BRBRAITT were present in the meeting.The meeting was addressed by by Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, com.Jagdish Singh, Vice-president(CHQ), com. Prakash Sharma, CS, BSNLEU, com.Alok Namdeo,CS,SNATTA, com.B.S.Raghuvanshi,CP, BSNLEU, com. S.N.S.Chauhan, circle treasurer,BSNLEU. Com. Alok Namdeo, CS, SNATTA, in his effective speech, explained the efforts taken by BSNLEU, after the last Membership Verification, to settle the genuine problems of the DR TTAs, even though SNATTA was in the NFTE alliance. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, explained the hard work done by BSNLEU to defend BSNL from the pro-private policies of the successive governments at the Centre and also to ensure it's revival. He further explained the improvements brought by BSNLEU, on the demands of the Non-Executives. The leaders appealed to the employees to ensure BSNLEU's massive victory in the 7th Verification. The mood of the employees present the meeting, foretold the massive victory awaiting BSNLEU in the forthcoming Verification.<<views of the meeting>>>

 

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

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

 

[28.04.2016]Government pension - NFTE cannot claim credit.

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


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

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


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

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

 

[28.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Pathankot.

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

[28.04.2016]Annanagar Election campaign meeting on 25.04.2016.

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

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

[27.04.2016]Election campaign meeting held at Aurangabad.

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

 

[27.04.2016]Election campaign meeting held at Jalgaon.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

[26.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Haridwar.

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

 

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

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

 

[26.04.2016]Report on Jammu Meeting.

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

 

[26.04.2016]Massive and enthusiastic election meeting at Kadapa.

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

 

[26.04.2016]Huge election meeting at Tirupati.

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

[25.04.2016]Massive election campaign meeting at Ahmed Nagar.

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

 

[25.04.2016]Massive meeting at Pali-Marwar.

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

 

[25.04.2016]Meeting at Nagour.

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

 

[25.04.2016]Bikaner stronghold of BSNLEU.

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

 

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

 

[25.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Muzaffarnagr.

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

 

[25.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Bijnor.

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

 

[23.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Bareilly.

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

 

[23.04.2016]Election campaign meeting at Moradabad.

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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