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Text Box: BSNL List  of Holidays Calendar - 2014

 
  
   
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 19.12.2014, 14:55 hrs]

[19.12.2014]Ravi Shankar Prasad is protecting Reliance Jio - accuses Prasant Bushan.

Prasant Bushan, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court and leader of the AAP, has alleged that Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications, is favouring the Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. which is going to launch it's 4G services in 2015. Prasant Bushan has filed a Public Interest Litigation(PLI) in the Supreme Court,   challenging the government's decision to allow Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio to offer voice services on its 4G spectrum. Admitting the PLI, the Supreme Court has already issued a notice to the DoT. Acting on the notice of the Supreme Court, the Access Service Division of the DoT has prepared a notice, to be issued to the Reliance Jio. However, Ravi Shankar Prasad is sitting on the file for the past 3 months, and is not allowing the DoT to proceed in the matter, said Prasant Bushan. He has also accused that Ravi Shankar Prasad is protecting Reliance Jio, since the Minister was the advisor of Reliance Industries Ltd., before taking charge as the Minister of Communications. Prasant Bushan has provided documents which prove that Ravi Shankar Prasad had taken Rs. 84 lakh as fee, from Reliance Industries Ltd, for advising the Company on legal matters for the period from April 2013 to March 2014. It was just 2 months after the last payment thus made, that Ravi Shankar Prasad assumed charge as the Minister of Communications, said Prasant Bushan. It may be recollected that Prasant Bushan played a major role in getting A.Raja booked, for his role in the 2G scam.

[Source: The Hindu dated 19-12-2014]

[18.12.2014]The main accused in the murder case of com.Sukendar Pal Singh is being interrogated by the CBI.
It is reliably learnt that the main accused in the murder case of com.Sukendar Pal Singh, our former District Secretary of Gazhiabad, is being interrogated by the CBI, on corruption charges. The interrogation is still going on. More information will be known shortly.
 

[18.12.2014]Forum meeting is to take place tomorrow. 

A meeting of the Forum is taking place tomorrow. The meeting will discuss and decide about the effective carrying out of the campaign, that is underway, to organise the indefinite strike, demanding speedy revival of BSNL.

 

[18.12.2014]Organise "Meet the Public" program effectively and start collecting one crore signatures. 
Forum has given call for conducting "Meet the Public" program and for collecting one lakh signatures from public. In many places this program has started. CHQ requests all the circle and district secretaries to give utmost importance to this program.  The general public has got to be educated that the existence of BSNL is very essential for the nation, as well as for the people. The lootings being made by the private telecom companies and the support being given to them by the government, have got to be exposed. CHQ suggests that groups of around ten comrades can conduct street corner / road side meetings, in places where people gather in good number. Flex boards, containing details, can be displayed. Speeches should be made on mike, while signatures are collected from the public. Many such meetings may be conducted in each and every town/ city. Let us start the work immediately, and complete it on time, by mobilising our entire energy.

[17.12.2014]Presentation on ERP on 23.12.2014 - Corporate Office notice.<<click here>>

[17.12.2014]Tamil Nadu Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU is being held at Chennai.

The Tamil Nadu Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU is being held at Chennai today the 17-12-2014. The meeting started with the Union flag hoisting, by Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS. Com.S.Chellappa, Circle President,  is presiding over the meeting. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, inaugurated the meeting. In his speech, the General Secretary explained about the decisions of the Kolkata All India Conference, the one day strike held on 27-11-2014, the decisions of the Forum to go on indefinite strike from 17-03-2015, etc. Com.A.Babu Radhakrishnan, Circle Secretary, presented the note for discussion. Thereafter, deliberation by the Executive Committee members started and is going on.<<< views of the meeting>>> 

 

[17.12.2014]Black money stashed in foreign banks during 2003-12 comes to Rs.28 lakh crore.
Black money is running a parallel economy in India. Narendra Modi announced during his campaign for Parliament elections, that he would bring back the black money stashed in foreign banks. But, even after being pulled up by the Supreme Court, the Narendra Modi government has done precious little on this matter. Under these circumstances, Global Financial Integrity (GFI), an International body, has told that Indian black money stashed in foreign banks during the ten year period from 2003 to 2012, comes to Rs. 28 lakh crore. The GFI has told that in the year 2012 alone Rs. 6 lakh crore black money went out of India, into foreign banks. Let the government tell the people, how it is going to tackle the menace of black money.

[Source: The Business Line dt. 16-12-2014]

[17.12.2014]BSNL CO issued circular, to stop printing and distributing the bills to BSNL employees for their residential service landline/broadband connections.<<click here>>

 

[17.12.2014]BSNLEU condemns the brutal killing of 132 school children in Pakistan.

Our hearts started bleeding when news came yesterday, that 132 school children are brutally murdered by the Taliban terrorists in Pakistan. This is the height of savagery and a very big tragedy for the Indian sub-continent.   According to reports, totally 145 people are killed.  BSNLEU condemns this cowardly act in the strongest terms. BSNLEU also conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, especially to the parents who have lost their children. 

 

[16.12.2014]BSNLEU insists on Telecom Mechanic promotion to trained officials, through personal upgradation.

A section of the officials who have passed the Telecom Mechanic exam, and who have also completed training, are not promoted due to non-availability of vacancies. BSNLEU is continuously pressurising the Management to promote these officials as Telecom Mechanics, through personal upgradation. This issue was taken up in the 29th meeting of the National Council, but was not settled. Again, com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, and com.John Verghese, AGS, submitted a note to shri R.K.Goyal, GM (Estt.) yesterday the 15.12.2014, and discussed the issue. The GM (Estt.) firmly told that our proposal for personal upgradation would not be accepted. BSNLEU will continue to insist for the settlement of this issue.

 

[16.12.2014]Signature Campaign to be conducted on revised memorandum.

The Forum has decided to collect 1 crore signatures from the public, in support of the revival of BSNL. These signatures are to be submitted to the Prime Minister, at the end of the March to the Parliament, to be conducted on 25-02-2015. Forum has already finalised a memorandum, on which signatures are to be collected. Since some shortcomings were there in the memorandum, Forum has prepared a new memorandum. Comrades are requested to collect the signatures in the new memorandum.<<<view memorandum>>>


[16.12.2014]Left out circles are requested to immediately send the strike report.

CHQ has already requested the circle unions to send report containing the district wise figures of the one day strike that took place on 27-11-2014. Many circles have not yet sent this report. Since the All India Centre of BSNLEU, as well as the JAC are going to conduct the review, all the circles which have not sent the report are requested to immediately send the report. 

 

[16.12.2014]General Secretary addressed the Tamil Nadu circle conference of AIBDPA.

The 2 day Tamil Nadu circle conference of AIBDPA started at Vellore today. The Conference was inaugurated by com.Sukumaran, General Secretary, CITU, Tamil Nadu. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU, addressed the Conference. In his speech, com. P.Abhimanyu, explained the various issues of the BSNL and DoT pensioners, including the pension revision, based on 78.2 % IDA merger, which is one of the important issues on which the Forum has given call for the indefinite strike from 17-03-2015. He also exposed the anti-people policies of the Narendra Modi government, as well as the evil designs of the Sang Parivar, which is dividing the people on communal lines. Com. A.Babu Radhakrishnan, CS, BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle and Com.K.Govindaraj, CS, BSNLEU, Chennai Circle, also addressed the Conference.<<view photos>>

 

[16.12.2014]BSNL CO issued clarifications on Compassionate Ground Appointment.<<click here>>

 

[16.12.2014]BSNL CO letter on prohibiting outside influence on transfers of BSNL Executives/Non-Executives.<<click here>>

 

[15.12.2014]Sr.GM (SR), BSNL CO is urged to remove the discrimination in the matter of immunity from transfer.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. John Verghese, AGS, met Shri Shameem Akhtar, Sr.GM(SR) today the 15.12.2014 and urged him to immediately take action on the decision of the 31st meeting of the National Council, and to put an end to the discrimination in the matter of immunity from transfer for the office-bearers of the Recognised Unions of the Non-Executives, vis-à-vis the Executives. The Sr.GM(SR) assured to do the needful. 

 

[15.12.2014]Presentation on ERP.

BSNLEU has demanded the BSNL Management to make a detailed presentation to the Unions on ERP. This has been accepted by the Management. Shri Shameem Akhtar, Sr.GM(SR), informed the leaders of BSNLEU today the 15.12.2014 that a presentation on ERP would be made to the Unions on 23.12.2014. 

 

[15.12.2014]Notification for talks between the JAC and Management, to be held on 22.12.2014, on the 30 point charter of demands. <<view letter>>

[15.12.2014]CHQ writes to Sr.GM (SR), on granting facilities of Recognition to the district unions of Chennai circle..<<view letter>>

[15.12.2014]CHQ writes to the Director (CM), on the acute shortage of SIM cards in Tamil Nadu circle. <<view letter>>

[15.12.2014]CHQ writes to Director (CFA) on procurement of equipments and materials for improving landline and broadband services .<<view letter>> 

[15.12.2014]CHQ writes to the GM (ERP), BSNL CO, on implementation of ERP.<<view letter>> 

[15.12.2014]CHQ writes to the GM (Estt.), BSNL CO, on transferring of civil wing staff in the name of merger.<<view letter>> 

[15.12.2014]CHQ writes to the GM (Estt.), BSNL CO, on promotion of qualified and trained officials, as Telecom Mechanics, through personal upgradation.<<view letter>> 

[15.12.2014]CHQ writes to the GM (BFCI), BSNL CO on charging of penal interest by banks, on loans availed by employees.<<view letter>> 

[13.12.2014]Discussion with shri Raman Aggarwal.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. John Verghese, AGS, met Shri Raman Aggarwal, GM, ERP, and Discussed about the problems being faced by employees, while ERP is implemented in circles. They told the GM (ERP) that the Management should learn from the problems that have arisen so far while implementation of ERP in the circles, and similar mistakes should not repeat. The GM (ERP) assured that the needful would be done. During the discussion, the GM (ERP) told that ERP is being implemented in the circles of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan in the current month. Also in January, 2015, it will be implemented in UP (East) UP (West), Odisha and Madhya Pradesh. The leaders demanded that the ERP wing should give a detailed presentation to the unions on ERP Project. The GM (ERP) assured that the same would be implemented at the earliest.

 

[13.12.2014]Nathuram Godse is a patriot, says BJP, MP.

It is extremely shocking that Sakshi Maharaj, an MP of the BJP from Uttar Pradesh has told that Naturam Godse was a patriot. The following is what told by Sakshi Maharaj. 

"I believe Nathuram Godse was also a nationalist and Mahatma Gandhiji also did a lot for the nation. Godse was an aggrieved person. He may have done something by mistake but was not an anti- national. He was a patriot." 

Nathuram Godse was a Hindu communalist. He killed Gandhiji, because Gandhiji stood for Hindu-Muslim unity. It is highly condemnable that Sakshi Maharaj has told that Godse was a patriot. It must also be noted that people like Sakshi Maharaj make such statements when the RSS is trying it’s best to divide the people on communal lines. 

[13.12.2014]Build Ram temple as early as possible, says UP Governor.

Ram Naik, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh has said that Ram Mandir should be built as early as possible, since it is the wish of the people of this country. It may appear that there is nothing wrong in Ram Naik saying that Ram Mandir should be constructed. But it should be noted that he has said this, while attending a function in Faizabad, in which district stood the Babari Masjid, which was demolished by the Sang Pariwar. Hence, what Ram Naik has said was that, Ram Temple should be constructed in the place where the Babri Masjid stood once. Ram Naik is a person from the RSS. But it is very unfortunate that he has made this statement while holding the Constitutional post of a Governor.

[12.12.2014]CHQ Circular No.2 - Hindi.<<click here>>

[12.12.2014]Government imposed penalty of Rs 21.79 billion for violation of customer verification guidelines.

The Ministry of Communications and IT has stated that the government has imposed a cumulative penalty of Rs 21.79 billion till September 2014 on the telecom operators for the violation of customer verification guidelines. The maximum penalty has been imposed on Aircel at Rs 4.86 billion, followed by Reliance Communications at Rs 4.54 billion and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited at Rs 3.29 billion till end-September 2014. The ministry added that a penalty of Rs. 3.09 billion has been imposed on Bharti Airtel and Rs 2.11 billion on Vodafone India, while Idea Cellular has been fined an amount of Rs 1.23 billion for violation of the verification guidelines over the same period. The government has also imposed a penalty of Rs 1.72 billion on Tata Teleservices Limited, Rs 5.23 billion on Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited and Rs 1.16 billion on Telewings Communications for the same violations.

 

[12.12.2014]BSNL employees appointed on or after 01.08.2014 are not eligible for benefits under BSNL GSLI scheme 2005.<<view BSNL letter>> 

 

[12.12.2014]BSNLEU submits it's views to the Corporate Office on recruitment under sports quota and on participation by circles at All India events.<<view letter>>

 

[12.12.2014]CHQ writes to Sr.GM (SR) demanding implementation of the decision of the National Council on removal of discrimination in immunity from transfer between the office-bearers of Non-Executive Unions and Executive Associations.<<view letter>>

 

[12.12.2014]CHQ writes to the Sr.GM (SR) on implementation of the decision of the National Council on renegotiation with LIC, for enhancing the premiums of insurance policies.<<view letter>>

 

[12.12.2014]CHQ writes to the Sr.GM (SR) demanding corrections to the minutes of the 31st meeting of the National Council.<<view letter>>

 

[11.12.2014]Demands Day conducted at BSNL Corporate Office.

Lunch hour demonstration was held at BSNL Corporate Office today the 11.12.2014 to observe Demands Day. Almost the entire Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL Corporate Office participated in the demonstration. The gathering was addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Convener, Forum, com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE and President Forum, com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, com. A.A. Khan, Circle Secretary, SNEA and com. K.G. Jayaraj, GS, AIBDPA. The demonstration was also attended by com. Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU, com. Saibal Sengupta, Treasurer, BSNLEU, com. John Verghese, AGS, BSNLEU , com. M.C. Balakrishna, AGS and R.S. Chauhan Org.Secretary<<view photos>>

 

[11.12.2014]Launch “Meet the Public” campaign today.

As per the call of the Forum, “Meet the Public” Campaign, as well as collecting of one crore signatures are to start today the 11.12.2014. There is a general feeling among the public that the services of BSNL are not good only because the employees are not working properly. Hence it is our duty to explain to them, how the government is systematically killing BSNL, to benefit the private telecom companies. It is very essential to win over the support of the people for safeguarding BSNL. So, unleash the Meet the Public Campaign is a big way. It starts from today and shall go on till campaign is done among the people in each and every town and city in a massive manner. Naturally, being the biggest Union in the Forum, BSNLEU has to take initiative and coordinate with all the constituents of Forum, for the success of the program. 

 

[11.12.2014]Collect one crore signatures.

Forum has decided to collect a minimum of one crore signatures from the public, in support of the revival of BSNL. These signatures are to be collected from the public during the Meet the Public campaign. Some comrades may feel that collecting one crore signatures is impossible. But, the All India Insurance Employees Association (AIIEA), a comparatively smaller organisation, has collected one crore signature many years ago. Infact, the 2,40,000 BSNL Non-Executives and Executives can collect much more signatures. The collected signatures will be submitted to the Prime Minister in the March to Parliament, to be held on 25.02.2015. Hence, start collecting the signatures immediately, with all seriousness.<<view format>> 

 

[11.12.2014]It is “Demands Day” today.

Demands Day is to be observed today throughout the country, by holding lunch hour demonstrations, highlighting the demands of the Forum, for the revival of BSNL. Conduct it successfully and send reports and photos to the CHQ.

 

[11.12.2014]Decisions take in the Sports Board Meeting held on 10th December, 2014.

(i) Kit allowance for All India Events increased from Rs.2,000/- to Rs.2,500/- and for National events it is increased from Rs.2,500/- to Rs.3,000/-.

(ii) Events will be increased from the present 7 to 12 on getting inputs from circles and the unions.

(ii) For Sports Recruitment inputs from various circle and Unions will be called for. Recruitment will be done in Group C cadre as per Sports recruitment Rules.

(iv) Incentives will be given to 1st  2nd & 3rd place holders at National events.

(v) All India Cricket Tournament will be held on T20 Format.

(vi) National Team will be declared at the All India meet itself.

(vii) Technical delegates will be sent as per merit list.

 

[11.12.2014]Respectful homage to com. K.G. Bose on his 40th death anniversary.

 

40 years have passed since com. K.G. Bose left us. But he continues to be the beckon light of the Telecommunication and Postal trade union movements. On this day, while cherishing the ideals of com. K.G. Bose, we shall resolve to proceed in the path shown by him for the betterment of the working masses. Red salutes to com. K.G. Bose.

 

 

[10.12.2014]CHQ writes to the Corporate Office, demanding a full-fledged presentation to the Unions, on ERP.<<view letter>>

 

[10.12.2014]Minutes of the 31st meeting of the National Council, held on 25th September, 2014.<<view letter>>

 

[10.12.2014]Highlights of the Designations Committee meeting.

The meeting of the Designations Committee is held today the 10.12.2014. The meeting was attended by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Balbir Singh, President and com. Animesh Mitra, Vice-President, from BSNLEU and by com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, and com. Mahabir Singh from NFTE. Prolonged discussions took place in respect of change of designations of Sr.TOA and TTA. The Staff Side demanded, Junior Engineer designation for the cadre of TTA. The Management Side told that this would be discussed in the their internal meeting and decision would be informed in the next meeting. As regards, the cadre of Sr.TOA, Management Side was not prepared to consider the demand of Associate Officer, Manager and Executive. Finally, after holding a discussion among themselves, the Staff Side demanded that the designation of ‘Telecom Associate’ can be given to the Sr.TOAs at the entry level, and the designation of ‘Superintendent’ should be given to them, who are placed in the NE-9, 10, 11 & 12 pay scales. The Management Side told that this would also be discussed in their internal meeting, and that the decision would be conveyed in the next meeting of the Designations Committee meeting to be held on 08.01.2015.

 

[10.12.2014]Organise Demands Day powerfully.

The Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations has given call to observe Demands Day tomorrow the 11.12.2014, by holding lunch hour demonstrations, on the issue of revival of BSNL. Forum has also decided to conduct many program, including indefinite strike from 17.03.2015. Hence, circle and district secretaries are requested to organise lunch hour demonstrations very effectively, in coordination with the other constituents of the Forum, and to fully explain the charter of demands of the Forum, on revival of BSNL.

 

[09.12.2014]Forum Circular on Indefinite Strike from 17th March, 2015.<<click here>>

 

[09.12.2014]Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations - Memorandum on Save BSNL - Save Nation.<<click here>>

 

[09.12.2014]Highlights of today’s PLI Committee meeting.

A meeting of the PLI Committee is held today the 09.12.2014. Com. P. Abhimanyu and com. Islam Ahmed, Staff Side members of the Committee, participated. Com. Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU, was also present. 

The Staff Side members strongly insisted that the new PLI scheme should be based on National level productivity of the Company, as was agreed, to in the meeting held between the Director (HR) and the JAC, on 27.06.2014. The Staff Side demanded that the achievement in respect of mobile connections should be included, and CDMA connections should be dropped, from the Key Parameter Indicators (KPIs). This was accepted. Further the Staff Side demanded that the details regarding achievements of the Company, for the financial years of 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 should be provided, so that the targets for the coming years can be fixed. Management Side assured to furnish these inputs shortly. It was decided to hold the next meeting of the Committee on 27.01.2015. 

[09.12.2014]Com. Muralidharan Nair, former AGS, retired.

Com. Muralidharan Nair, former AGS of our Union retired on superannuation on 30.11.2014, after completing more than 40 years of meritorious service. As AGS of the Union, com. Muralidharan Nair has played a major role in formulating major policy decisions of the Union. An elaborate farewell meeting is being organised for him at Trivandrum on 18th December, 2014, which will be addressed by com. Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, former Home Minister of Kerala. CHQ wishes a long, healthy and active life for com. Muralidharan Nair.

 

[09.12.2014]Discussion with shri Anupam Srivastava, Director ( CM ), on expansion of BSNL's mobile networks.

Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.M.C.Balakrishna, AGS, met shri Anupam Srivastava, Director (CM) yesterday the 08-12-2014, and expressed their concern over the slow pace of expansion of BSNL's mobile networks, as a result of which the Company is lagging behind in it's competition with the private operators. The Director (CM) told the leaders that under the phase 7 expansion, 9 million lines are already rolled out, and another 10 million line roll out is under process. He also assured that in the phase 8 expansion, which will start in 2015, importance will be given to data services. The leaders requested the Director (CM) that the Management should have a regular interaction with the representatives of the employees, regarding the  developmental activities of the Company, to which the Director (CM) responded positively

 

[09.12.2014]BSNLEU opposed the outsourcing of call centre services, related to Landline and Broadband connections.

Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.M.C.Balakrishna, AGS, met shri N.K.Gupta, Director (CFA) yesterday the 08-12-2014, and expressed their strong protest for the outsourcing of call centre services, related to Landline and Broadband connections. The leaders also recorded their strong objection, for not consulting the Recognised Unions , before outsourcing these services. They also pointed out that 70 SR. TOAs  who had been manning these services, have become surplus in Chennai. A letter in this regard was handed over to the Director (CFA). BSNLEU will continue fight against such unwanted outsourcing of BSNL's services.

 

[09.12.2014]Smt.Yojna Das, Sr.GM (BFCI) is selected as Director (Finance).

BSNL's Director (Finance) post is lying vacant since November, 2013. The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) conducted the selection yesterday the 08-12-2014,to fill up this post. 10 persons appeared in the selection. Smt.Yojna Das, who is presently SR. GM (BFCI) is selected for the post. She will take over as the next Director (Finance) of BSNL soon. BSNLEU heartily congratulates smt. Yojna Das.

 

[09.12.2014]BSNLEU protests BSNL's senior counsel's continuous absence in the JTO LICE case in Chennai High Court.

On 03-12-2014, BSNLEU strongly protested to the BSNL Management, about the non-cooperation of BSNL's senior counsel, in the Tamil Nadu JTO LICE case, being heard in the Chennai High Court.  BSNL's senior counsel did not appear the court to argue the case on 03-12-2014. Yesterday, again he did not appear the court to argue the case. Thus, the case is getting unnecessarily prolonged. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.M.C.Balakrishna, AGS, met shri R.K.Goyal, GM (Estt.) yesterday the 08.12.2014, and conveyed their strong displeasure over this .The GM (Estt.) assured to take up the issue with the CGM, Tamil Nadu circle. 

 

[09.12.2014]"Take concrete action to stop the damaging of BSNL's OFC and copper cables by outside agencies"- BSNLEU tells the Director (CFA).

Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, and com. M.C. Balakrishna, AGS, in their meeting with the Director (CFA) today, demanded that BSNL should take stern action to stop BSNL’s OFC and copper cables from being damaged by the outside agencies like PWD, etc.  BSNL's OFC is being damaged on a large scale due to road widening projects, etc., as a result of which network failure happens on a big scale. Similarly, BSNL's copper cables are also being damaged extensively by various agencies. The Director (CFA) assured to take appropriate action.

 

[08.12.2014]Items of the Staff Side, for the 32nd meeting of the National Council.<<click here>>

 

[08.12.2014]Narendra Modi government’s first dose of poison to kill the Public Sector.

Narendra Modi government has injected it’s first dose of poison, to kill the Public Sector. 5% of the shares of SAIL was sold on 05.12.2014, which fetched the government Rs.1725 crore. With this, the government’s share in SAIL is reduced to 75%. The Modi Sarkar has plan to raise Rs.62,425 crore, in this financial year, by way of selling PSU shares.

[08.12.2014]BSNL Employees Transfer Policy updated upto 24.11.2014.<<letter>> <<enclosure>>

[06.12.2014]CHQ Circular No.2 - Hearty congrats for the successful One Day Strike.<<click here>>

 

[06.12.2014]Send district wise strike particulars to the CHQ by 15.12.2014.

The JAC has decided to make a detailed assessment of the one day strike, with district wise particulars, in the next meeting to be held on 20.12.2014. Hence, all the circle secretaries are requested to send a written report to the CHQ, with district wise particulars, by 15.12.2014. The particulars should include total number of Non-Executives in the SSA, number of employees joined the strike, number of employees went on leave and number of employees performed duty. Circle Secretaries are requested to treat this as most urgent. 

 

[06.12.2014]Send views on proposals given by the Management for evolving PLI scheme.

The next meeting of the PLI Committee is to be held on 09.12.2014. Management has already provided to us, with their proposals for measuring the performance. They include the achievements of BSNL in 2013-14, in respect of landline, Broadband connections given, duration within which connections are provided/faults are attended, etc. Based on these, the targets to be achieved in 2014-15 are also given. These details are already updated on CHQ website on 24.07.2014 itself. However, so far CHQ has not received any comment from our comrades. Hence, it is requested that circle/district secretaries and Central office-bearers may give their comments by 08.12.2014, to help CHQ to take a final view on these issues.<<view proposals>>

 

[06.12.2014]Decisions of the JAC, taken in the meeting held on 06.12.2014.

A meeting of the JAC was held on 06.12.2014 under the presidentship of com. Chandeswar Singh, President. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener welcomed every one and explained the purpose of holding the meeting. After detailed discussions, the following decisions are taken unanimously. 

(1) The meeting reviewed the One Day strike held on 27.11.2014. The strike has taken place very successfully, except in a few circles. The JAC heartily congratulated the employees for making the strike a grand success. Further, the JAC decided to make a circle wise assessment of the strike in the next meeting to be held on 20.12.2014. The meeting also decided that the General Secretaries of the constituent unions / associations shall give a written report to the JAC, with district wise figures. 

(2) The PLI Committee meeting is taking place on 09.12.2014. The Staff Side members of the PLI Committee shall finalise the formula, based on the National level productivity of the Company. 

(3)  It was decided that the Staff Side members of the Designations Committee shall meet at 1500 hrs. on 09.12.2014 to finalise the stand to be taken in the meeting of the Designations Committee to be held on 10.12.2014.

 

[06.12.2014]Decisions of the Forum meeting held on 5th December, 2015.<<click here>>

 

[05.12.2014]Forum decides to take up the 30% Superannuation benefits demand of the DirectRecruited employees.

Forum is taking up only issues connected with the revival of BSNL. Normally, Forum does not take up the economic demands of the employees. The one exception to this was the 78.2% IDA merger issue. Forum took it up in view of the gravity of the issue. Still Forum is trying to get 78.2% IDA merger settled for the pensioners. In today’s Forum meeting, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU suggested that the “30% Superannuation benefits” issue of the Direct Recruited Employees should be taken up by the Forum, in view of the fact that BSNL is violating the Central Cabinet decisions, on the issue of pensionary benefits to the BSNL’s directly recruited employees. The demand of GS, BSNLEU was accepted by the Forum. Now, this issue will also be included in the charter of demands for the Indefinite Strike.

 

[05.12.2014]Organise Demands Day successfully on 11.12.2014.

It is the decision of the Forum of Unions and Associations to observe Demands Day on 11.12.2014, on the issue of revival of BSNL. As per the decision, Lunch hour demonstrations should be conducted, highlighting the demands of the Forum, contained in the notice for Indefinite Strike, for the revival of BSNL. CHQ calls upon the circle and district unions to effectively organize the Demands Day on 11.12.2014. 

 

[05.12.2014]Forum decides to collect one crore signature from public, in support of the revival of BSNL.

The Forum meeting held today the 05.12.2014 has taken the landmark decision to collect one crore signature from the public, in support of the revival of BSNL. Peoples support is very crucial for the revival of BSNL. The Forum has also decided to conduct a “Meet the Public” programme from 11.12.2014 onwards. The one crore signatures are to be collected during this “meet the public” program. As per the decision, each employee in BSNL has to collect at least 50 signatures from the public, to achieve the target of collecting one crore signature. Let us massively mobilize public support in favour of BSNL’s revival. These signatures will be submitted to the Prime Minister, on the day of the March to Parliament, to be held on 25.02.2015. Let us swing into action and collect one crore signature. 

 

[05.12.2014]Date of the Indefinite Strike changed.

The date of the Indefinite Strike, on the revival of BSNL, has been changed to 17.03.2015. The Forum meeting, held today the 05.12.2014, has taken this decision, with a view to make more time available for the preparations for the Indefinite Strike. According to the revised schedule, the March to Parliament program will be held on 25.02.2015, during the budget session of the Parliament. 

 

[05.12.2014]Forum decides to hold massive conventions in all circles.

The Forum meting held today the 05.12.2014, has decided to hold massive conventions in all Circles, during the months of January and February, to make the Indefinite Strike a historic success. All circle secretaries are requested to organize the conventions in coordination with other constituents of the Forum, as well as with the CHQ of BSNLEU.

 

[05.12.2014]BSNLEU makes re-nomination to the Staff Side of the designation committee, consequent to election of new office-bearers in the 7th All India Conference.<<view letter>>

 

[05.12.2014]Forum meeting today to plan campaign program for the indefinite strike.

The Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations is meeting today at New Delhi, to chalk out the campaign program to effectively organise the indefinite strike from 03.02.2014, called on the issue of revival of BSNL.

 

[05.12.2014]National protest day conducted with massive participation.

With a view to mobilise the Indian working class against the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the Narendra Modi government, the Central Trade Unions gave call to observe National Protest Day today the 05.12.2014. This programme is being organized massively throughout the country. As a part of this program, the Central Trade Unions conducted a massive dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi today. Thousands of workers participated in this dharna and raised slogans against the pro-rich and anti-poor policies of the government. Leaders of all the eleven Central Trade Unions addressed the huge gathering. CHQ leaders and comrades of the Corporate Office participated in the dharna.<<views of the dharna>>

 

[04.12.2014]BSNLEU demands Management to form a Committee to review BSNLMRS.

In view of the sufferings that BSNL employees are undergoing in availing treatment under BSNLMRS, BSNLEU is demanding the Management to form a Committee to review BSNLMRS.<<view letter>>

 

[04.12.2014]BSNL Management outsources call centre services related to Landlines and Broadband.

It is the strong demand of BSNLEU as well as the Staff Side of the National Council that BSNL employees should be utilized to provide call centre services, instead of outsourcing them. This is one of the demands on which the JAC went on a one day strike on 27.11.2014. Inspite of this, the Management has now outsourced the call centre services, related to Landline and Broadband, to an agency called M/s AEGIS Ltd. BSNLEU strongly demands that the services should be handed over to our own staff.<<view letter>>

 

[04.12.2014]Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer passes away – BSNLEU pays respectful homage.

PTI has reported that justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, eminent jurist has passed away. He was popular for the many landmark judgements that he had given, which are having far-reaching implications in politics and the society as a whole. He was a great humanitarian. In 1952, he was elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly; in 1957, he became a minister in the first Communist government in Kerala, serving until 1959. Having been the minister of law, power, prisons, irrigation and social welfare in the Government of Kerala, he was instrumental in bringing about many significant changes in these sectors. In 1973, he was sworn in as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India, he is the last but one Supreme Court judge to have previously served as a politician. He was conferred with Padma Vibhushan in the year 1999. Recently, his 100th birth day was celebrated. BSNLEU pays it’s respectful homage to justice V.R. Krishna Iyer.

 

[04.12.2014]Meeting of Joint Committee to suggest Change in designation of major Non-Executive Cadres.<<view letter>>

 

[04.12.2014]Meeting of Joint Committee to involve scheme of Bonus/Productivity Linked Incentive based on PMS.<<view letter>>

 

[03.12.2014]Corporate Office letter, extending facilities to the office-bearers elected in the 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU, held from 6th to 9th November, 2014, at Kolkata.<<click here>>

 

[03.12.2014]PLI Committee meeting on 09.12.2014.

Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, and Com. M.C. Balakrishna, AGS met Smt. Madhu Arora, Sr.GM (Restg.) and discussed for finalising the date for next meeting of the PLI Committee. The leaders requested the Management to keep only one meeting i.e., meeting of PLI Committee on 09.12.2014, since the union has fixed some other programme on that day. The Sr.GM (Restg.) is agreed on the matter. Further, the leaders request the Management to fix the meeting of designation committee on next day i.e., on 10.12.2014.

[03.12.2014]CHQ writes to the Corporate Office on the JTO LICE court case of Tamil Nadu circle.<< view letter>>

[03.12.2014]BSNL and MTNL's poor quality of service raised in the Lok Sabha.

It is reported by the PTI, that the members of the Lok Sabha bitterly complained about the poor quality of services being provided by the BSNL and MTNL. This issue came in for serious debate in the Lok Sabha on 01.12.2014, when Ms. R.Geetha of the YSR Congress, raised it. Soon, she was joined by a host of MPs belonging to various parties. The members have expressed their own bitter experiences in getting proper connectivity. The Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations had conducted a movement of approaching the MPs on the issue of BSNL's revival, and explaining to them about the factors responsible for the downfall of BSNL, as well as about the Forum's proposals for the revival of BSNL. Unfortunately, this call was not seriously implemented, except in some places. The debate that took place on 01.12.2014, has underscored the necessity to once again approach all the MPs, for getting their support for the revival of BSNL.

 

[02.12.2014]CHQ writes to the Director (HR), demanding inclusion of women union representatives in the Complaints Committee for prevention of sexual harassment of women employees at work places.<<<view letter>>>

 

[02.12.2014]Do not mix mythology with science - Editorial of Tele Crusader December, 2014.<<click here>> 

 

[02.12.2014]Com.Jagdish Singh, Vice-President (CHQ), retired.

Com. Jagdish Singh, Vice-President (CHQ), and also a respected senior leader of BSNLEU, retired from BSNL service on 30.11.2014, after rendering a meritorious service of 36 years. He was warmly felicitated in a function held at Jabalpur. CHQ congratulates Com.Jagdish Singh, and wish him a long, happy and active retired life.

[02.12.2014]CHQ writes to SR. GM (Restg.) on holding the meeting of the committee on PLI /designation change.<<<view letter>>>

[01.12.2014]Meeting with GM (Rectt.)

Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. M.C. Balakrishna, AGS met Shri D. Chakraborti, GM (Rectt.) today, the 01.12.2014 and discussed on the following issues. 

(i)   SC/ST relaxation of BSNL issue, as per the orders of the DoP&T. 

(ii)  Grace marks to the candidates who appeared JAO LDCE 40% and opted for Hindi but answered in English in practical paper. 

(iii) To review the results of JTO examination held in 2013 in different circles. 

The union leaders handed over letters and documents on the above issues to the Management and requested for expeditious actions. 

The GM (Rectt.) assured to take appropriate action on these issues.

[01.12.2014]Corporate Office releases final grant of welfare fund to various circles.<<click here>> 

[01.12.2014]Corporate Office letter on method of pay fixation in IDA pay scale in respect of absorbed officials of BSNL who were promoted after 01.10.2000 and opted IDA pay scales from the date of their promotion.<<click here>> 

[01.12.2014]Views of the strike held on 27.11.2014.<<click here>> 

 

[29.11.2014]NFTE circle secretary of ETP circle, wrote to the Management, demanding to cut the salary of the employees who participate in the one day strike.

NFTE circle secretary of ETP circle, had written to the CGM of ETP circle, demanding to apply the principle of "No pay for no work", against the employees who participate in the one day strike, held on 27.11.2014. Further, she had requested the CGM to keep all the offices open on the day of the strike, and also to provide "protection" for the "loyal workers" who come to work. The All India leadership of NFTE, being part of the JAC, has played a significant role in organising the united struggle successfully all over the country. But, one circle union of NFTE had asked the Management to impose wage cut on the employees. Further, it was this circle secretary of NFTE, who disrupted BSNLEU’s All India Conference at Kolkata, by mobilising goondas of the Trinamool Congress. Undoubtedly, this person is a shame for the trade union movement.<<view letter>> 

[29.11.2014]CHQ writes to the Management, demanding to constitute Works Committees at All India and Circle levels and also to take action on SSA heads who violate Corporate Office orders.<<view letter>> 

[29.11.2014]Observe National Protest Day programme on 5th December, 2014, as called on by the Central Trade Unions.

The National Convention of Workers, called on by all the eleven Central Trade Unions, at New Delhi, on 15th September, 2014, decided to observe a National Protest Day programme on 5th December, 2014 through massive joint demonstrations in all state capitals. The 7th All India Conference of BSNL Employees Union held at Kolkata from 6 – 9 September, 2014, resolved to extends it’s full support to the programme of action to reverse the anti-worker, anti-people policies of the government and also to protect the interest of the nation and the people. CHQ appeals to all employees in BSNL to make the National Protest Day on 5th December, 2014 a grand success, by participating in the joint demonstrations massively and also to prepare for further struggles. 

[29.11.2014]Parliament questions on Merger of MTNL with BSNL.<<click here>> 

[29.11.2014]Member of Parliament from Rajya Sabha asked questions on remedial steps to make BSNL profit making.<<click here>>

[28.11.2014]A historic strike – CHQ salutes all the comrades.

Yesterday’s one day strike has been a resounding success. The strike is near total in many circles. In most of the other circles, the strike is very successful. CHQ salutes the entire leaders and cadres who had toiled hard to make the strike a historic success. However, it is a matter of great regret that the strike has not taken place in Gujarat and Jammu & Kashmir circles. When the employees of all other circles go on strike, it is not proper on the part of the leaders and employees of these two circles that they did not join the strike. CHQ has not received any information about the strike from NTR, Telecom Factory (Mumbai) and Inspection Circles, despite sending reminder. 

 

[28.11.2014]BSNLEU heartily thanks SNEA and AIBSNLEA.

BSNLEU heartily thanks SNEA and AIBSNLEA, the two Associations of the Executives, for extending solid support for the one day strike of the Non-Executives. This augurs well for the future united struggles of the Non-Executives and Executives, for the revival of BSNL. 

 

[28.11.2014]What next?

The historic one day strike of the Non-Executives has taken place very successfully. We hope that this strike will open the eyes of the BSNL Management. They cannot take the Non-Executives for granted hereafter. If the desired improvement on demands does not come, then the JAC will be forced to give call for more serious form of struggles.

 

[27.11.2014]Send items for the next meeting of the National Council.

As per the decision of the last National Council meeting, the next meeting of the National Council is to be held in December, 2014. Hence, National Council members, circle Secretaries and Central Office bearers are requested to send items at the earliest, preferably by 30th November, 2014.

 

[27.11.2014]The Non-Executives have created history.

It is heartening to note that the one day strike by the Non-Executives is a total success in most of the circles. In many places, not even a single Non-Executive employee has entered the office. The Non-Executives have created history. Circle Secretaries are requested to kindly send photos to the CHQ immediately, for uploading on website.

 

[27.11.2014]Historic Strike began, Red salutes to the comrades.

The Historic One Day Strike has began. The 1, 86,000 Non-Executives have shown to the Management that they cannot be befooled any more and taken for granted. This is only a warning signal to the incompetent BSNL Management. If they do not wake up, more serious actions will follow. JAC conveys it’s hearty congrats to all the leaders and comrades.

Workers Unity Zindabad.

[26.11.2014]Organise powerful demonstrations in work places.

Powerful demonstrations shall be organized at work places tomorrow the 27.11.2014, highlighting the genuine demands of the Non-Executives. Sufficient publicity may be given in the media for the strike action. 

 

[26.11.2014]Hearty thanks SNEA and AIBSNLEA.

JAC has sought the support and solidarity of both the Executive Organisations, viz., SNEA and AIBSNLEA. Both the organisations have extended their support and solidarity. Circle and District Secretaries are requested to coordinate with SNEA and AIBSNLEA, for the grand success of the one day strike.

 

[26.11.2014]Conciliation with the RLC failed.

The Regional Labour Commissioner (Central) conducted a conciliation meeting between the JAC and BSNL Management today. No issue was settled in this conciliation, since the Management continued to be adamant. Thus, the conciliation ended without any result. The next date for conciliation is fixed as 05.01.2015.

 

[26.11.2014]Corporate Office letter on modification sought in BSNL Employees Transfer Policy.<<click here>>

 

[26.11.2014]Talks held with Management failed. Go ahead with the strike with full strength.

Talks were held between the JAC and the Management at 1700 hrs, yesterday the 25.11.2014. Neither the Director (HR), nor any Director of the Board was present in the talks. This is the seriousness that Management is having in respect of the strike of 1,86,000 Non-Executive employees. Not even a single issue was settled in the talks. Those who were present in the talks from the Management side, were very casual in respect of settlement of the problems. The JAC meeting, which was held after the talks, unanimously decided to go ahead with the strike. Circle and district unions are requested to organise the strike with full strength and make it 100% success. Meet each and every employee in the work spot and motivate them to participate in this historic struggle. 

 

[26.11.2014]Conciliation with the RLC is to take place today.

The Regional Labour Commissioner has invited both the JAC and the Management for conciliation today, at 1100 hrs. A miracle is not likely to happen, since the Management is very adamant. Outcome of the conciliation will be communicated immediately after it is over. Carry on with the preparations for the strike.

 

[26.11.2014]BSNLEU greets the newly elected All India office-bearers of SNATTA.

The All India Conference of SNATTA was held at Kolkata on 23.11.2014. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the open session and explained about the ways and means to overcome the ongoing crisis of BSNL. While explaining the steps taken by BSNLEU and the JAC to resolve the problems of the DRTTAs, the GS strongly pleaded them to join enmasse the one day strike by JAC to be held on 27.11.2014. BSNLEU greets com. R. Khanna, com. Anoop Mukherjee and com. Sunil Gautam, who are elected as President, General Secretary and Dy. General Secretary respectively.

 

[25.11.2014]Corporate Office letter on amendment in BSNL Employees Transfer Policy.<<click here>>

 

[25.11.2014]Talks to be held between the JAC and the Management today.

Talks are being held between the JAC and the Management at 1700 hrs. today the 25.11.2014, on the 30 point charter of demands. CHQ wishes to inform that the strike will definitely take place, if Management does not come up with a settlement for the demands. Preparations for the strike should continue to go on with full tempo. 

 

[25.11.2014]CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, demanding extension of the Rs.200/- SIM facility to the employees working in MTNL areas, and also to provide, ‘off not’ call facility on the SIM.<<view letter>>

 

[25.11.2014]Meeting with CMD BSNL.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. M.C. Balakrishna, AGS, met shri A.N. Rai, CMD yesterday and discussed the following issues:- 

 

(i)         Problems related to Karnataka Circle.

The leaders explained in detail to the CMD about the highhandedness and autocratic style of functioning of the GM Belgaum, as a result of which services as well as employees are suffering. They also complained about the vindictive steps being taken against the functionaries of BSNLEU, by the SSA heads of Tumkur, Kolar, Mysore, Gulbarga etc. They also seriously complained about the unhelpful attitude of the CGM Karnataka, who refuses to intervene and control the highhanded SSA heads. The CMD assured to do the needful. 

 

(ii)       CGM cases of Andhra Pradesh Circle.

The leaders once again pressed upon the CMD to consider offering Group ‘C’ posting to the candidates who had acquired graduation after the date of application. CMD assured to look into this. 

 

(iii)     Re-engagement of four contract workers of Bidar SSA.

The leaders insisted upon the CMD to ensure the re-engagement of four contract workers who have been disengaged for starting trade union. 

 

(iv)     Relaxation grace marks for the JTO LICE held in 2013.

The leaders insisted upon the CMD to have a rethinking on this issue and to grant relaxation/grace marks in view of the fact that next JTO LICE is getting unduly delayed, in view of the non-approval of the revised JTO RR, by the BSNL Board.

[24.11.2014]Management invites JAC for the talks to be held tomorrow the 25.11.2014.<<view letter>>

[24.11.2014]CHQ writes to the Sr.GM (Restructuring) regarding merger of Civil wing and transfers of staff in Kamrup SSA.<<view letter>>

[24.11.2014]Press release of JAC, in connection with the one day strike taking place on 27.11.2014.<<click here>>

[24.11.2014]CHQ writes to the Circle Secretaries of West Bengal, Kolkata, Telecom Factory and Telecom Stores, pacing it’s appreciation on record, for successfully conducting the 7th AIC.<<view letter>>

[24.11.2014]CHQ writes to the Director (CM) regarding cheatings by the content providers in Kerala Circle.<<view letter>>

[24.11.2014]Only two more days left for the historic strike.

Dear comrades, only two more days are left for the historic one day strike to be held on 27.11.2014. It is historic because, for the first time after the formation of BSNL, a united strike, consisting almost all the unions and associations of the Non-Executives, is taking place for the settlement of the most genuine problems of the Non-Executives. CHQ requests all the leaders and comrades to meet each and every employee of BSNL and make the strike a total success. 

 

[24.11.2014]JAC may be called for talks.

BSNL Management has contacted the Convener and President of the JAC and has expressed their inclination to invite the JAC for talks. The talks may take place tomorrow, since the President of JAC is out of Delhi. However, CHQ wishes to inform that circle and district level JACs should continue to keep the tempo in mobilizing the employees. Strike will definitely take place if our reasonable demands are not accepted. There is no need for any let in the preparations for the strike.

[22.11.2014]Indonesian President flies in economy class. BSNL’s top officers fly in business class.
Joko Widodo, the newly elected Indonesian President, surprised every one yesterday, when he travelled in an economy class flight to Singapore. The President said that he did not prefer to fly in his official VIP jet, since he was going to Singapore on a family visit. We just compare Joko Widodo to the top officers of BSNL. Our officers fly in only in business class and stay only in star hotels. But, when the employees demand settlement of their very genuine problems, they say Company is running in loss. It is highly hypocritical that our top officers are reminded of Company's financial position, only when the employees demand settlement of their genuine grievances. They don't remember it when they travel in business class or stay in star hotels.

[22.11.2014]Allotment of accommodation in K.G. Bose Bhawan at New Delhi.

Accommodation is being provided to our comrades in K.G. Bose Bhawan at New Delhi. The demand for providing accommodation is increasing fast. While decision is already taken to arrange more number of rooms, we have also to consider the request of maximum number of comrades. It is observed that at present requests being received for providing accommodation up to 10 days at a stretch. In view of the limited number of rooms available, it is informed that accommodation can be provided for three days only. Extension for more number of days will be done based on availability of vacant rooms. This will help us to provide accommodation to maximum number of comrades. Circle and District Secretaries are requested to keep this in mind, while forwarding requests to the CHQ. 

 

[22.11.2014]Only four more days left for the strike. Put in maximum efforts and make the strike a resounding success.

Dear comrades, only four more days are left for the one day strike. CHQ requests all the circle and district secretaries, as well as the active comrades to put in maximum efforts to make each and every employee to participate in the strike. For the first time after formation of BSNL, all the major unions and associations are going on strike for the settlement of the burning problems of the Non-Executives. Hence, make the strike 100% success. The Management should understand that they cannot continue to ill-treat the Non-Executive employees any more. 

 

[22.11.2014]BSNLEU seeks the intervention of the Hon’ble Minister of Labour, Govt. of India.

BSNLEU has written to the Hon’ble Minister of Labour, Govt. of India, inviting his attention to the road blocks being created by the BSNL Management, for the peaceful settlement of the burning problems of the Non-Executives, across the negotiating table.<<view letter>>

 

[22.11.2014]BSNLEU once again writes to the Management, demanding grace marks/relaxation for the candidates who appeared JTO LICE last year.<<view letter>>

 

[22.11.2014]Judgement of the Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh, on revaluation in examinations.<<view order>>

 

[21.11.2014]Lunch hour demonstrations and gate meetings conducted successfully throughout the country.

As per the call of the JAC, Lunch hour demonstrations and Gate meetings have taken place very successfully throughout the country. Leaders have explained in detail about the justified demands of the Non-Executives to the employees as well as about the negative and unhelpful attitude of the Management. CHQ requests all the circle and district secretaries to gear up the preparations and make the strike a historic success. 

 

[21.11.2014]AIBDPA conducts successful March to Sanchar Bhawan.

All India BSNL and DoT Pensioners Association (AIBDPA) conducted a very successful March to the Sanchar Bhawan yesterday the 20.11.2014, demanding early settlement of pension revision based on 78.2% IDA merger, as well as other justified demands of the retirees. More than 1000 pensioners participated in the rally and raised slogans, pressing settlement of the issues. The March was addressed by com. S.K. Vyas, Secretary General of BCPC and NCCPA, com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor, AIBDPA, com. K.G. Jayaraj, General Secretary, AIBDPA and com. Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU. CHQ heartily congratulates AIBDPA for conducting the successful March to Sanchar Bhawan.

 

[21.11.2014]JAC decides not to participate in today’s talks with Management.

An emergency meeting of the JAC was held at New Delhi today. Com. Chandeswar Singh, President, presided over the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener welcomed every one and explained the purpose of the meeting. The invitation letter of the Management, inviting only the Recognised Unions for the talks to be held today the 21.11.2014, to discuss the strike demands, was placed before the house. The meeting unanimously decided not to participate in the talks. Further it is also decided to take all out efforts to make the strike a historic success. 

[21.11.2014]JAC writes to the CMD BSNL, demanding to hold talks with the JAC, on the demands contained in the strike notice.<<view letter>>

[20.11.2014]Corporate Office letter on four hours daily off to sportspersons selected to represent BSNL.<<click here>>

 

[20.11.2014]Corporate Office letter on 10th meeting of BSNL Sports & Cultural Board.<<click here>>

 

[20.11.2014]Letter of the Management, inviting for talks, on the demands contained in the charter of demands for the strike notice.

Letter of the Management, inviting both the Recognised Unions, to discuss the charter of demands contained in the strike notice for the One Day strike is received. But, once again the Management has mischievously invited only the two Recognised Union, whereas the strike notice was served by the JAC. It is also mentioned that, as per Rules, Management will hold discussion only with the Recognised Unions. This is a clear-cut attempt of the Management to break the unity of the Non-Executives. Whether to participate in the talks or not, will be decided after consulting the constituents of the JAC.<<<view letter>>>

[20.11.2014]Notice for indefinite Strike from 3rd February, 2015 by  BSNL Executives and Non-Executives.<<view notice>>

[19.11.2014]Notice for indefinite strike served on CMD BSNL.
The Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations have already taken decision to go on indefinite strike w.e.f. 03.02.2015, demanding action by the government, as well as by the BSNL Management, for the revival of BSNL. The notice for the indefinite strike was served on the CMD BSNL today the 19.11.2014.

[19.11.2014]Rajasthan circle conference started at Udaipur.<<click here>>

[14.11.2014]CHQ Circular No.1 - Hindi.<<click here>>

[19.11.2014]CHQ writes to the Hon'ble Home Minister, Govt. of India, on extending relaxed standards to the SC/ST employees, who appeared in promotional exams from 22.07.1997 to 08.09.2000, or whose results were declared during this period.<<view letter>>

[19.11.2014]Management invites the JAC for talks.

BSNL Management has proposed to hold talks with the JAC, on the demands contained in the charter of demands for the one day strike, that is to take place on 27-11-2014. The talks are expected to take place at 1500 hrs on 21-11-2014, for which notice is likely to be issued today.

 

[18.11.2014]Decisions of the JAC meeting held at New Delhi on 18-11-2014.

A meeting of the National level JAC was held at New Delhi today the 18-11-2014. The meeting was presided over by Com . Chandeswar Singh, President of the JAC. Com.P.Abhimanyu, Convener, JAC, welcomed every one and briefed the house regarding the preparations done so far to conduct the strike effectively. The meeting reviewed the preparations being made in various circles in this regard. After detailed discussions, the following decisions are taken unanimously.

1)  Reports received from various circles are very encouraging and show that preparations are going on very seriously in all circles. JAC requests that the remaining days should also be utilised to make the strike 100% successful.

2)   The lunch hour demonstrations and gate meetings, to be held on 20-11-2014, should be organised massively, since it will help to make the strike successful.

3)  It was decided that the strike shall be a stay - out strike, and it will take place from 0000 hrs to 0000 hrs on 27-11-2014.

4)  Massive demonstrations should take place in front of all the offices on the day of the strike, ie., on 27-11-2014. This will take the message to the people about our strike.

5)  It is decided that the JAC should give appeal to all the associations of the Executives,  requesting them to extend cooperation and solidarity.  This appeal should be given at the All India, Circle and District levels.

 

[18.11.2014]Corporate Office letter on modification sought in transfer policy.<<click here>>

 

[18.11.2014]CHQ writes to GM (Rectt.) on switching over to online exam.<<view letter>> 

 

[18.11.2014]Letter to all CGM's from Shri Anupam Shrivastava, Director (Consumer Mobility), BSNL.<<view letter>> 

 

[17.11.2014]Economic recovery: Corporates are disappointed.

Indian corporates and their media were painting a rosy picture before the Parliament elections, that the country’s economy will be revived if Narendra Modi becomes Prime Minister. But the Economic Times, the mouth piece of the corporates, has published a news today the 17.11.2014, that the initial euphoria, that arose after Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister in May, has started to fade away. The ET has given an example that the sale of passenger vehicle this year will be 2 lakh lesser than the vehicles sold in 2012. This is happening despite the steep fall in the fuel price. Narendra Modi is also following the same Neo Liberal Policies followed by the Congress, and soon it is going to be proved that he has no solution for the economic problems of the country. 

 

[17.11.2014]Do not close down loss making / sick PSUs.

It is reliably learnt that the Narendra Modi government has taken steps for the closure of PSUs like Hindustan Photo Films, HMT Watches, Hindustan Cables, Thungabatra Steel, etc. These closure is being done under the pretext that these PSUs have become sick. It is also reported that the govt. has planned to close down another 15 loss making PSUs in the next round. We know how the profit making BSNL was converted into a loss making PSU. Thus, PSUs become loss making or sick only because of the anti-PSU policies of the government. Hence, the govt. should take appropriate steps to revive the loss making/sick PSUs, instead of closing them down. 

 

[17.11.2014]Hold circle and district level JACs tomorrow.

The National JAC, which met on 13.11.2014 at New Delhi, has directed that all circle and district level JACs should meet on 18.11.2014, for the purpose of effectively organising the one day strike that is to take place on 27.11.2014. Hence, CHQ requests all the circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU to ensure that the JAC meetings are conducted in all circles and districts.

 

[17.11.2014]Corporate Office letter on purchase of diaries.<<click here>>

 

[15.11.2014]Send membership particulars expeditiously to the CHQ.

CHQ has already requested the circle unions, to provide with district wise membership of BSNLEU, as well as all of other unions and associations. Some circles have sent the requisite particulars. But the details have not come from most of the circles.  Hence, CHQ requests the remaining circle secretaries also to immediately send the membership details to the CHQ.

 

[15.11.2014]Government may provide BSNL with Rs.11,000 crore loan, for  merger with MTNL.

The huge amount of loan that MTNL is having, is one of the reasons why the unions and associations in BSNL are opposing the proposed merger of BSNL and MTNL. Rs.14,600 crore is said to be MTNL's debt. A report that has come in the media says that the government is proposing to give a soft loan to the tune of Rs.11,000 crore to BSNL, to overcome this problem. Even if this report is correct, why BSNL should take over the burden of such a huge loan? Is this not tantamounts to transferring MTNL's loan burden to BSNL? Further, why BSNL should be burdened with the repayment of this loan and it's interest?

 

[15.11.2014]Air waves sharing and trading. 

In the name of scarcity of spectrum, spectrum sharing has become one agenda to DoT. The private telcos are now very much eager for their cost minimisation with an ulterior motive to make more profit. As such, now question has been raised about non availability of sufficient spectrum which causes low Broad band speed. One presentation from DoT reveals that Govt. is thinking about consolidation of telecom players which is one step towards felicitating sufficient spectrum to the private operators. The usual practice of giving benefit to the private telcos has become more predominant in the reign of the present BJP Govt. 

 

[14.11.2014]Forum decides to conduct massive campaign among employees and among the public, to make the indefinite strike successful.

Forum has already decided to go on an indefinite strike from 03.02.2015, demanding actions for the revival of BSNL. A meeting of the Forum took place at New Delhi yesterday the 13.11.2014 and chalked out campaign programme for effectively organising the indefinite strike. The meeting also decided to conduct a massive campaign among the public, and also to collect lakhs of signatures from them, in favour of revival of BSNL. The programme is as follows:-

 

11th  December, 2014                          -   Demands Day.

11th  to  20th December, 2014            -   Campaign among public & collection of signatures.

19th  December, 2014                          -   March to Parliament.

6th  to  8th, January, 2015                    -  Dharna.

 

[14.11.2014]BSNLEU pays it's richest tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 125th birth anniversary.

Today is the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, the architect of modern India. Nehru was a great secularist and played a major role in making India a Secular and Democratic Republic. His vision has helped India to maintain it's unity in diversity till today. In contrast, Pakistan chose to identify itself with a particular relegion, and became an Islamic country. But relegion could not keep that country united. Within 25 years, it got devided and Bangladesh was born.  Nehru also gave birth to the Indian Public Sector. He envisioned that the Public Sector is the foundation for India’s self - reliance and economic independence. Today, both his concepts of secularism and Public Sector are under attack. RSS, which is the mother organisation of the ruling BJP, has openly declared that India is the country of the Hindus. The Narendra Modi government, in persuance of the Neo-Liberal Economic Policies, is determined to kill the Public Sector. While paying our richest tributes to Jawaharl Nehru on his 125th birth anniversary, let us resolve to defend secularism and the Public Sector.  

 

[14.11.2014]Where do the children go missing?

It is Children's Day today. This day is being celebrated on 14th November every year, which is also the birth anniversary of Jawaharl Nehru. Let us see how children are being taken care in this country. A shocking news has come in today's newspapers that 12,591 children have gone missing in the states of Bihar, Assam, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, since 2011. Mind it, this figure relates only to four states. Then, one can imagine what will be the number of children who had gone missing from the remaining states. It is also true that in a good number of cases the police just don't care to register FIR. Recently, the Supreme Court summoned the Chief Secretary and the DGP of police of Bihar, and pulled them up for refusal of filing FIRs in Bihar, on missing children. From this, we can easily come to the conclusion that the number of missing children is abominably higher than the official figure. Now, where do these missing children actually go? On their own, these children do not go missing. The spine chilling fact is that, they are being kidnapped by criminal gangs and are being forced in to activities like prostitution, begging, drug trafficking, etc. Mafia gangs, having pan Indian networks, are involved in these horrifying crimes. It is sickening to note that the government machinery has totally and miserably failed all these years, in curtailing these mafia and to provide safety to children.

 

[14.11.2014]Sports Board meeting to be held on 10.12.2014.

BSNLEU has long been demanding that the meeting of the Sports Board should be held without further delay. Management has now decided that the meeting would take place on 10.12.2014.

 

[14.11.2014]CHQ Circular No.1 - Make the One Day Strike on 27.11.2014 a historic success.<<click here>>

 

[14.11.2014]CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on non-payment of pension commutation amount as well as DCRG amount to the retirees in Varanasi SSA.<<view letter>> 

 

[13.11.2014]BSNLEU demands Rs.200 SIM card to the employees working in MTNL areas.

BSNLEU is insisting that the Rs.200/- SIM card facility should be extended to the BSNL employees posted in MTNL areas also. Similarly, the Union is demanding that calls should also be permitted to other networks. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met shri A.K. Singhal, GM (Admn.), yesterday the 12.11.2014 and had detailed discussion. The GM (Admn.) has assured to do the needful.

 

[13.11.2014]Meeting with the GM (Estt.) in BSNL CO.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met shri R.K. Goyal, yesterday the 12.11.2014 and discussed the following issues. 

 

(i)         Wage loss of the employees appointed on or after 01.01.2007.

The GM (Estt.) told that the proposal for one additional increment has been approved by the Management Committee. (In the National Council meeting held on 25.09.2014, the Staff Side has categorically told that one increment is not enough and that they would continue to press for 30% fitment.) 

 

(ii)         CGA cases of Andhra Pradesh circle.

The General Secretary insisted that Group ‘C’ appointment should be given to the candidates who had already acquired graduation. The GM (Estt.) assured that the issue would be discussed with the CMD. 

 

(iii)       Settlement of victimisations in Varanasi.

The GM (Estt.) replied that the issue is already taken up with CGM, UP (East) and assured to settle soon. 

 

(iv)       Declaration of JTO LICE results in Gujarat circle.

CHQ has already demanded that the JTO LICE results, withheld in Gujarat circle due to reason connected with educational qualification, should be released. The GM (Estt.) replied that the issue is already taken up with the CGM, Gujarat. 

 

[13.11.2014]JAC meeting has decided to intensify the mobilisation for the One Day Strike on 27.11.2014.

A meeting of the JAC was held today the 13.11.2014 at New Delhi. Com. Islam Ahmed presided. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener welcomed all and briefed on the preparations made so far. The following decisions are taken. 

i)        The circle and district JACs should take every possible step to completely mobilise the Non-Executives in the strike. 

ii)      With a view to make the planning effective, the JAC calls upon that all the circle and district JACs throughout the country shall hold their meetings on 18.11.2014 and shall discuss about the manners in which effective mobilisation is to be made, to make the strike a total success. The JAC also calls upon the conveners of the circle and district JACs to ensure the participation of the entire constituents of the JACs, especially smaller organisations. 

iii)    Massive lunch-hour demonstrations, as well as gate meetings are to be organised throughout the country on 20.11.2014, to gear up the mobilisation for the strike. 

All circle and district secretaries are requested to fully implement the decision.

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on settlement of 30 point charter of demands.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on Communal Harmony.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on Casual / Contract Labours.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on Filling up of top Posts in BSNL.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on Revision of Labour Laws.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on wage revision and merger of DA.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on indefinite strike from 3.2.2015 for saving BSNL.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on participate in the National Protest Day programme on 5th December, 2014 called by Central Trade Unions.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]One Day Strike Poster.<<English>> <<Hindi>> 

 

[13.11.2014]Corporate Office letter on method of pay fixation in IDA pay scale in respect of absorbed officials of BSNL.<<view letter>> 

 

[13.11.2014]Corporate Office letter to all CGMs on formation of Works Committees at SSA level.<<view letter>> 

[13.11.2014]Declaration of JTO LICE results in Tamil Nadu circle.

Results of the JTO LICE exam, conducted last year, has so far not been declared in Tamil Nadu Circle due to court case. There is a strong feeling among the affected employees that the Management has let them down. BSNLEU has discussed this issue a number of times with the concerned authorities in the Corporate Office. Again this issue was discussed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, with shri R.K. Goyal, GM (Estt.), yesterday the 12.11.2014. The General Secretary expressed his unhappiness strongly in this regard. The GM (Estt.) gave the following briefing on the action taken. 

 

(i)   Corporate Office has already instructed the GM (Admn.) in the CGM Office, Tamil Nadu circle to file the necessary miscellaneous petition in the Court to expedite the settlement. 

 

(ii)  The Corporate Office has also instructed the GM (Admn.), Tamil Nadu to engage additional counsels, for effectively arguing the case. 

 

BSNLEU assures that it will persue the case further with all seriousness. 

 

[13.11.2014]Works Committees: What required is action and not letters alone.

Forum and BSNLEU are continuously focusing that the Works Committees remain only on paper. It is functioning only in a few places. Perhaps, the SSA level Management does not want to conduct the meetings of the Works Committees, due to the fear that they may be faced with embarrassing questions connected with the failing quality of services. This issue was effectively focused once again in the seminar conducted on 08.11.2014, in the All India Conference of BSNLEU, which was attended by two Directors of the BSNL Board. May be due to this, Corporate Office has issued one more “run of the mill” letter on 11.11.2014, to all the CGMs. What required is action and not only letters.

 

[12.11.2014]Intimating the newly elected office bearers of BSNL Employees Union to the BSNL Management.<<view letter>> 

 

[12.11.2014]CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, demanding immediate re-engagement of the four contract workers vindictively disengaged in Bidar SSA, Karnataka Circle.<<view letter>>

 

[12.11.2014]Consultation note given by the Recruitment Branch of the Corporate Office.

Copy of the ‘consultation note’ provided by the Management, in the all union meeting held on 11.11.2014, to discuss the issue of switching over to “ON LINE” exams in BSNL. Circle Secretaries and CHQ office-bearers are requested to convey their views to the CHQ immediately.<<view consultation note>> 

 

[12.11.2014]Museum on Telegraph Services

BSNLEU and the Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations had strongly opposed the closure of Telegraph Services, but BSNL Management did not agree and closed the same on 15th July, 2013. The Forum later asked the Management vide it’s letter dated 02.05.2014 to establish a “Museum on Telegraph Services” with a brief history of Telegraph Services as also the various equipments used during its existence. 

 

Now the BSNL Corporate Office vide letter No.11-2/2014/T-I dated 29.10.2014 has intimated that such a “Museum on Telegraph Services” has been set up in Kolkata (West Bengal Circle). We express our appreciation for accepting our request and opening the Museum.<<Letter of BSNL>>

 

 

[11.11.2014]Enough Evidence against Kumar Mangalam Birla and P.C. Parakh, former Coal Secretary.

The Supreme Court appointed Special public Prosecutor R.S. Cheema, has told the CBI special court, that these is prima facie evidence to proceed against industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and former Coal Secretary P.C. Parakh, in coal block allocation scam. It may be recollected that, the CBI filed FIR, against Kumar Mangalam Birla and P.C. Parakh in October last year. Immediately, all the corporates of India and their media cried foul. They certified that Kumar Mangalam Birla was a clean-handed person. Similarly, the former CAG Vinod Rai certified that P.C. Parakh was a man of integrity. Later on, the CBI closed down those FIRs. But now, the Supreme court appointed Special Public Prosecutor, as well as the Lawyers representing the CBI, have said that there are enough evidence to proceed against both these persons.

 

[11.11.2014]Consultation on holding online exams.

Management has proposed to hold all Departmental exams, as well as exams for direct recruitments, through online hereafter. A consultation with unions and associations was conducted today by the GM (Recruitment), BSNL CO.  Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, represented BSNLEU in the meeting. He strongly opposed the proposal of the management to hold online exams for Telecom Mechanic LDCE, TTA LDCE and UDC LDCE. As regards JTO LICE and JAO LICE, he said that the view of the Union will be conveyed within two days. Further, Management wanted to collect Rs.300/= as fees from the Non- Executives for appearing online exam. They also want to fix age limit as 50 (for OC) and 55 (for SC/ST). Both these proposals are also strongly opposed by GS, BSNLEU. Circle Secretaries and CHQ office-bearers are requested to send their views immediately regarding online exams for JTO LICE and JAO LICE.

 

[11.11.2014]Kettle calling the pot black.

Massive scams took place during the rule of the UPA, like the 2G, Coal Gate etc. The BJP took full advantage of this scams in the Parliamentary election campaign. The BJP said that it would end corruption if it comes to power. Narendra Modi even said that he would form a fast track court to punish the guilty politicians. But those words are gone with the election campaign, it seems. It is reported in the media that the new minister, Shri Y.S. Chowdhury, who joined Narendra Modi’s cabinet a few days back has defaulted repayment of Rs.317.6 crore to the Central Bank of India. Is this the way the BJP and Narendra Modi are going to fight corruption?

 

[11.11.2014]Hats off to the 'Bengal tigers' <<click here>>

 

[11.11.2014]Pay Advance equivalent to 3 months' pay, to the flood affected employees of Kashmir.

BSNLEU has been insisting that BSNL Management should sanction Pay Advance, equivalent to 3 months' pay,to the flood affected employees of Kashmir. This issue was also taken up by the Staff Side, in the last National Council meeting. Thereafter, repeatedly this was taken up with the CMD and  GM( Estt.).  Corporate Office is issuing letter today, on this.

 

[11.11.2014]Impressive rally and massive public meeting held.

In connection with the 7th All India Conference, an impressive rally and a massive public meeting were held on the first day of the Conference, i.e., on 06.11.2014. The Public meeting was held in Rani Rashmoni Avenue, Kolkata. Com. Animesh Mitra, Joint General Secretary of the Reception Committee welcomed everyone. The meeting was addressed by com. Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU, com. Shyamal Chakraborty, President, CITU, West Bengal State Committee, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary.<<Views of the meeting>>

 

[11.11.2014]Com.Tapas Kumar Ghosh, General Secretary, BSNLCCWF addressed the 7th AIC.

Com. Tapas Kumar Ghosh, General Secretary, BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation addressed the 7th All India Conference on the third day. While thanking BSNLEU for the helping hand that it is extending in taking up the issues of the casual and contract workers, com. Tapas also requested all the circle secretaries to ensure forming the BSNLCCWF in the remaining circles also. Amidst big applause, he announced the decision of the BSNLCCWF to go on One Day strike on 27.11.2014, demanding settlement of the problems of the casual and contract workers.

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[10.11.2014]Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri relinquished the post of President, BSNLEU.

Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, the chief architect of BSNLEU, who has been holding the post of the President of the Union since 2010, relinquished it in the 7th All India Conference held at Kolkata, paving way for a younger comrade to take over that responsibility. Under the stewardship of com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, BSNL has been saved from the onslaughts of the government, like unbundling, disinvestment, VRS, etc. Also under his able leadership, the financial status of the BSNL employees improved many fold, through an excellent wage revision, better promotional avenues, etc. Throughout his trade union life, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri has undergone immense sacrifices, for the wellbeing of the workers. The 7th All India Conference has elected him as the Patron of the Union. The new team of office-bearers will carry forward the unfinished tasks of com. V.A.N. Namboodiri.

 

[10.11.2014]Souvenir of the All India Conference released.

The Reception Committee released the Souvenir of the 7th All India Conference. The Souvenir was released by com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and the first copy was received by Com. P.  Abhimanyu, General Secretary. The CHQ greatly appreciates the hard work put in by the Reception Committee for its prompt releasing of the souvenir. <<view photo>>

 

[10.11.2014]Book containing the write ups of com. Moni Bose released.

In the inaugural session of the 7th All India Conference, a book containing the writings of com. Moni Bose was released. The book was brought out by the Coordination Committee of BSNL circle Unions/Associations, West Bengal circle. It also contains the write ups by com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, about com. Moni Bose. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri released the book and the first copy was received by com. Jyotsana Bose, wife of com. Moni Bose.CHQ appreciates the efforts taken by the Coordination Committee.

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[10.11.2014]A massive seminar, on the revival of BSNL was held in the All India Conference of BSNLEU on 08.11.2014. Top Management of the Company as well as the prominent leaders of the BSNL trade union movement participated in it.  The gathering in the seminar was so massive, that it surprised all the guests. Shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL could not participate, since he had gone to South Korea. Shri N.K. Gupta, Director (CFA) and shri Anupam Srivastava, Director (CM) represented the Corporate Management. Com. Animesh Mitra, Joint General Secretary of the Reception Committee, welcomed every one.  Com. V.A. N.Namboodiri, President, presided over and delivered the presidential address.  Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary delivered the key note a dress. Thereafter, the two Directors of the BSNL Board addressed. This was followed by the speeches of com. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, com . Prahalad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, com.Seshadri, AGS, NFTE BSNL,  com. Alok Nandi, Dy.GS, FNTO, com. R.C.Pandey, GS, BTEU, com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS and com.R.Venkataraman, GS, TEPU. Finally, com.Saibal Sengupta, Joint General Secretary of the Reception Committee proposed vote of thanks. It is everyone's opinion that this seminar, held in the 7th AIC of BSNLEU, will greatly strengthen the ongoing efforts of the Forum,  to revive BSNL. The following are the views of the seminar:- <<Views of the seminar>>

 

[10.11.2014]List of office-bearers, elected in the All India Conference, held at Kolkata, from 6th to 9th November, 2014.<<view photo>> <<click here>>

 

[10.11.2014]The upbeat 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU concluded with a fitting finale.

The 7th All India Conference of BSNL Employees Union ended yesterday the 9th November, with a fitting finale. The delegates' session came to an end at around 1600 hrs. Totally, 87 delegates participated in the debate, that took place on the report submitted by the General Secretary. In the end, com. P. Abhimanyu delivered the summing up speech, replying elaborately to the issues raised by the delegates. Thereafter, the report was adopted unanimously. The audited accounts were also adopted unanimously. A number of resolutions were passed on various issues. The amendments to the Union Constitution were also adopted unanimously. Finally, unanimous election of office bearers took place. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri is elected as the Patron of the Union. Key office-bearers of the Union are as follows. Com. Balbir Singh (Punjab) is the President, com. P. Abhimanyu is the General Secretary, com  Swapan Chakraborty (NE-1 circle) is the Deputy General Secretary and com. Saibal Sengupta (Kolkata) is the Treasurer. The entire proceedings of the Conference has given a new tempo to the Organisation. The entire delegates and observers have left the Conference venue, filled with enthusiasm as well as full hope for a bright future. More reports on the Conference will follow.

 

[08.11.2014]A lively women's convention conducted in the 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU.

A lively women's convention was conducted in the 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU on 07.11-2014. Hundreds of women comrades attended the convention, apart from the male delegates who were attending the Conference. The Convention was presided over by a 3 member presedium, consisting of com. P. Indira (Tamil Nadu), com. Bhagyalaksmi (Kerala) and com.Banani Chattopadyay (West Bengal). Presidential address was delivered by all the 3 members of the Presedium. Com. Jagmati Sangwan, General Secretary, All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) who came to address the Convention, was cheered and warmly welcomed by the entire house. Com. D. Shylla (NE 2), com. Sushmita Roy (West Bengal), com. Jothilakshmi (Kerala), com. Rathnambal (Andaman), com. Rani Beena Prasad (Chennai), com. Sandiya (Pune), com. Sulochana Basu (Kolkata) and com. Maya Verma (UP-East) participated in the deliberations. Thereafter, com.Jagmati Sangwan, GS, AIDWA, delivered a sparkling speech, in which she elaborated the problems being faced by the working women at home and in work places, especially in this era of Globalisation. She severely criticised the atrocities being heaped on women throughout the country, especially in the state of West Bengal, and called upon the democratic forces to fight against them. Com. Jagmati also lambasted the communal forces for creating the bogey of "Love Jihad", which in essence curtails women's right, to their choice of marriage. Finally, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the convention and stressed the necessity to form working women's coordination committees in all circles. He also assured to take up the issues of the women employees, focussed in the convention,with the Management. The Convention came to an end with com. Monisha Biswal Kolkata), proposing the vote of thanks.<<view photos>>

 

[08.11.2014]General Secretary's Report on Activities presented in the 7th All India Conference.

The delegates session of the 7th All India Conference started yesterday the 07-11-2014. Soon after the session started,the agenda of the Conference was unanimously approved by the house. Thereafter, com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, delivered his presidential address. On completion of his address, the President requested the General Secretary to present the report on activities to the house. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, addressed the house, presenting the salient points contained in the report. He dwelt at length on the struggles conducted by the Union in the murder case of com.Sukendar Pal Singh, introduction of the New Recognition Rules, victory achieved in the 6th Membership Verification, revival of BSNL, struggles conducted by the United Forum on the demands of the Non-Executives,  settlement of the 78.2% IDA merger, formation of the JAC and the calls for united struggles, circle level conventions on Neo Liberal Policies etc.,  trade union class conducted by the K.G.Bose Memorial and Educational Trust,  ITS absorption issue,  management of the K.G.Bose Memorial and Educational Trust, issues of the casual and contract workers and strengthening of the BSNLCCWF, issues of the pensioners and strengthening of the AIBDPA, merger of BSNL and MTNL and the retrograde recommendations of the Deloittee Committee. Com. K. G . Jayaraj, General Secretary, AIBDPA, addressed the session and greeted the Conference. He underscored the necessity for close cooperation between BSNLEU and AIBDPA, for the settlement of the issues of the retired employees.  In the post lunch session, the delegates started deliberating on the report presented by the General Secretary.<<view photos>>

 

[07.11.2014]7th All India Conference of BSNLEU started in Kolkata.

The 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU started enthusiastically in Panchvati Holiday Resorts at Howra,  Kolkata, yesterday the 06-11-2014. The Conference started with flag hoisting. National Flag was hoisted by com. V.A.N . Namboodiri, President. The Red Flag of BSNLEU was hoisted by Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary. Floral tributes were paid at the martyr’s column. Revolutionary welcome songs were sung by the cultural troupe of the Union. The Inaugural session was presided over by com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President. A minute's silence was observed to pay homage to the martyrs. Com. Sisir Bhattacharji, President, Reception Committee,  welcomed every one. Amidst applause, Com. A. K. Padmanabhan, President, CITU, inaugurated the Conference. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Raj Bahadur Rawal, President, Telecom Employees of Nepal (TEAN),  com. M. Krishnan, SG, Confederation, com. V. Ramesh, General Secretary, AIIEA, and com. Saibal Sengupta, Joint Convener, Reception Committee, addressed the Conference.  A book, containing writings on com. Moni Bose, written by various leaders was released in the Conference. A massive rally took place after lunch, which culminated into a massive public meeting.<<view photos>>

 

[05.11.2014]CEC meeting of BSNL Employees Union started at Kolkata.

The 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU is starting in the Historic city of Kolkata tomorrow the 06-11-2014. As a prelude to this Conference, the Central Executive Committee meeting of the Union has started at Kolkata today. The meeting started sharp at 10:00 hrs, which is being presided over by com.V.A.N. Namboodiri, President of the Union. Com. Animesh Mitra, Joint General Secretary, Reception Committee and com. P . Abhimanyu, GS, welcomed all the CEC members. The meeting stood in silence for a minute, and paid homage to the leaders who have passed away, since the last All India Conference. Com . V.A.N . Namboodiri, President, delivered the Presidential address. Thereafter, the presentation of the report on activities started and is going on. <<Views of the meeting>>

 

[01.11.2014]Coal India Ltd. (CIL) unions to go on strike.

The trade unions of Coal India Ltd. (CIL) are going on a one day strike on 24.11.2014, opposing disinvestment, as well as the decision of the government to allow private companies into commercial coal mining. The Narendra Modi government has already taken a decision to sell 10% shares of the CIL, through which the government expects to get Rs.23,600 crore. Further, the government has also passed an ordinance to allot coal blocks to private companies through e-auctioning. All these steps are nothing, but privatising CIL. Against these, the unions in CIL have decided to go on strike. BSNLEU congratulates the CIL unions. 

 

[01.11.2014]Warren Anderson and the champion of human rights.

Warren Anderson, the Chief of the Union Carbide has died. The accident that took place on 3rd December, 1984, in the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, killed 10,000 people. More than 5 lakh people were injured. Most of these people subsequently died due to lung cancer, liver disease, kidney failure, etc. However, even when such a mass killing had taken place, Warren Anderson was able to get bail immediately after this disaster and left India and went back to US. He never returned, when Indian court summoned him. Thus, a person responsible for such a mass murder was able to escape even without the slightest punishment. Indian government could not even touch him. This is because, he had the protection of the US government. It is a shame that the US government protected this butcher. And still, the US government calls itself as the champion of human rights.

 

[31.10.2014]Meeting with GM (Estt.)

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS met shri R.K. Goyal, GM(Estt.), yesterday and requested him to take expeditious action on the following issues. 

(i)   Compassionate Ground Appointment in AP Circle, commensurating to the educational qualification of the candidates. 

(ii)  Releasing of the pension commutation amount and TTA promotion, to shri Shyam Narayan Yadav, TM and shri Jammeyjay Lalak Rai, TM, of Varanasi respectively, against whom fake FIRs, have been launched by the then GMTD, Varanasi. 

(iii) Immediate payment of three month’s pay advance to the flood affected employees of Kashmir. 

(iv) Immediate releasing of the JTO LICE result of shri Poppat Pradeepkumar, TTA, Gujarat, which has been wrongly withheld. 

(v) Immediate settlement of HRA cases of Raniganj (M) and Domohani (CT) at par with Asansol, West Bengal. 

The GM (EStt.) assured to take appropriate action on these issues. 

 

[31.10.2014]Meeting with Sr.GM (Restg.)

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS met Smt. Madhu Arora, Sr.GM (Restg.), yesterday and launched the Union’s strong protest, for merger of Civil and Electrical Wings with the SSAs, in Kerala Circle. This is being done as per the order of CGM, Kerala. The leaders demanded to immediately stop this process. The Sr.GM (Restg.) assured to do the needful. Further, the leaders proposed that the PLI and Designation Committee meetings can be held in the 2nd or 3rd week of November. 

 

[31.10.2014]CHQ demands implementation of the National Council decision on immunity from transfer.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS met shri Shameem Aktar, Sr.GM (SR) yesterday and demanded immediate implementation of the National Council decision on immunity from transfer. In the last National Council meeting, the Staff Side demanded that the office-bearers of Non-Executive unions should also get immunity from transfer for three years, as is being given to the Executives. They also requested him to release the National Council minutes without further delay. The Sr.GM (SR) agreed to do the needful.

 

[30.10.2014]Corporate Office sanctioned Welfare grant for the flood affected employees of Kashmir.

Corporate Office has issued letter for Welfare grant of Rs.7,000/- to each of the flood affected employees in Kashmir. BSNLEU has been insisting for Rs.7,000/- Welfare grant to the employees.<<view letter>> 

[30.10.2014]Additional Charge as Director (HR), BSNL for shri A.N. Rai extended for six months w.e.f. 04.06.2014.<<view letter>> 

[30.10.2014]Corporate Office sends reminders to CGMs for providing information regarding SC/ST backlog vacancies in the cadres of TTA and TM. <<view letter>> 

[30.10.2014]CHQ writes to the CMD on Compassionate Ground Appointments in Andhra Pradesh Circle.<<view letter>> 

[30.10.2014]CHQ writes to the CMD on vindictive actions in many SSAs as well as on the indifferent attitude of the CGM, Karnataka Circle. <<view letter>>

[29.10.2014]View of the Chhattisgarh Circle Conference.<<view photos>>

[29.10.2014]Implementation of Deloittee Committee's recommendation, put on hold in Maharashtra circle.

Consequent upon the severe protest launched by the unions and associations of Maharashtra circle, against the decision of the Management to implement Area Offices, as recommended by the Deloittee Committee, the CGM, Maharashtra has written to the Corporate Office, asking to keep the decision under abeyance. The CGM has also written to the unions and associations in Maharashtra circle to give their views in writing. Further, the CGM is also calling a meeting of the unions and associations shortly, to discuss this issue. 

 

[29.10.2014]Forum decides to launch indefinite strike in February, 2015, on the issue of revival of BSNL.

A meeting of the Forum was held New Delhi today the 28-10-2014. Com.Islam Ahmed, presided over the meeting. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, welcomed all. The meeting expressed it’s serious concern over the deteriorating condition of BSNL'S financial position. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the new Minister of Telecommunications, assured of providing necessary infrastructure support for BSNL. But, nothing has come. Instead, attacks like merger of BSNL and MTNL, implementation of the retrograde recommendations of the Deloittee Committee, formation of a separate tower company, etc., are coming one after another. Hence, today's Forum meeting decided that it is a "do or die" situation for us. In one voice, today's meeting decided to launch an indefinite strike from3rd February, 2015. The meeting also decided to launch countrywide programme like signature campaign, propaganda among the public, meeting the MPs, etc are to be carried out in a massive scale, prior to the strike.  Core Committee of the Forum will meet on 12-11-2014 and the Forum will again meet on 13-11-2014, to finalise the charter of demands, strike notice, etc. CHQ calls upon the circle and district unions to ensure that this struggle becomes a historic success.<<<view details>>>

 

[28.10.2014]CHQ writes to the Corporate Office, demanding to stop the transferring of civil and electrical staff in Kerala Circle, in the name of merging civil and electrical wings with the SSAs.<<view letter>>

 

[27.10.2014]Chhattisgarh circle conference started at Durg.

The circle conference of Chhattisgarh circle started at Durg today, the 27.10.2014. The Union Red Flag was hoisted by com. P.Abhimanyu,GS. A seminar on revitalisation of BSNL followed this. Com.S.C.Bhattacharya,CS, welcomed everyone. The Seminar was addressed by com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, com.Dharmaraj Mahapatra, secretary, CITU, shri K.S.Madanpuri, GM, Durg, and many others. After lunch, the delegates session started and is going on.

 

[27.10.2014]Hasty and faulty implementation of ERP in circles.

The ERP is being implemented in circles in a very hasty and faulty manner, due to which the employees are being subjected to unnecessary harassments. The issue is separately discussed with the CMD, as well as with the Senior GM(CIT). Further, the issue was also taken up and seriously discussed in the National Council meeting held on 25-09-2014. However, the Management has not taken sufficient steps to implement a fool-proof ERP. CHQ has once again written to the CMD on the matter.<<view letter>>

 

[27.10.2014]Inordinate delay in releasing minutes of the National Council meeting.

The last National Council meeting was held on 25-09-2014. Even after the lapse of one month, the Corporate Office has not released the minutes. Com.P.Abhimanyu, Secretary, Staff Side, has sought the intervention of the CMD, for getting the minutes released without further delay.

 

[25.10.2014]Will BSNL management learn lessons from the Infosys CEO?

Vishal Sikka, who has taken over as the CEO of the software giant Infosys in August, is engaged in a number of team building exercises, for revitalising the company. We feel that the BSNL Management should learn some lessons of management from the Infosys CEO. The most important step taken by Sikka is, engaging with the employees intensely, through emails. He has even allocated a separate budget for employee engagement, to sharpen focus on team - building efforts. Contrary to this, the BSNL management never wants to discuss matters related to the development of the Company, with the trade unions, even though the BSNL trade unions are known for their steadfast struggles for strengthening the Company. Trade unions are the representatives of the employees in BSNL. It is very unfortunate that even on very important issues, like the implementation of the decisions of the Deloittee Committee, the Management does not want to take the trade unions into confidence. Secondly, Sikka is giving much importance to re-training and re-skilling the employees, instead of hiring new employees. In BSNL, requirement is there for fresh recruitment of employees. At the same time what about re-training the existing work force? Management has totally forgotten about it. All that BSNL management is doing for the revival of the Company is, engaging and re-engaging consultants, spending huge money.

                                                                    [With inputs from the Business Line dated 25-10-2014] 

 

[25.10.2014]Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank formed.

21 Asian countries, including India and China, have joined together and have formed the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for this was signed on 24.10.2014 at Beijing by the representatives of the 21 countries. The United States is unhappy about the formation of the AIIB, since this will reduce the dependence of member countries of AIIB on World Bank. The World Bank is dictating terms to the third world countries, at the behest of multi national companies. The US has stated that the formation of the AIIB is ambiguous in nature and lacks transparency. We can understand the unhappiness of the US.

[With inputs from The Hidu dated 25.10.2014] 

 

[25.10.2014]Thousands join protest actions in Spain, against austerity measures.

Thousands of students, lecturers and parents participated in the countrywide protest actions, that took part in Spain yesterday the 24.10.2014. They protested against the austerity measures, increase in university fees as well as other changes being made in the education system. The European governments are still reeling under the economic crisis that started in 2008. However, they are spending billions of dollars to bail out the corporates and are shifting the burdens of the crisis, on the working people, in the name of austerity measures.

[With inputs from the Business Line dated 25.10.2014] 

 

[25.10.2014]De-nationalisation of the Coal mines.

The Narendra Modi government has issued an ordinance on 20.10.2014, to allocate coal blocks to private companies through “e-auctions”. It may be recollected that the Supreme Court had cancelled the 214 coal blocks, allocated by the UPA-II government, showing favouritism to private companies. However, the decision of the Narendra Modi govt. to reallocate this coal blocks to private companies through e-auctioning is nothing but de-nationalisation of the coal mines, which were nationalised in 1973, through the “Coal Nationalisation Act of 1973”. Under this circumstance a strong demand is being raised, even within the Coal Ministry, that the coal blocks should be allocated to the State government owned mining companies and State owned captive users.

[With inputs from the Business Line dated 25.10.2014]

 

[25.10.2014]Meeting of Forum with Secretary, DOT on Revival of BSNL and on 78.2% IDA Fixation for Pensioners

Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations, met Secretary DOT, Sri Rakesh Garg today and discussed about the Revival of BSNL and connected matters. Com. Namboodiri pointed out the need for urgent financial assistance to BSNL from the government so that it can purchase equipment, develop and expand the services. He stated that it was because of the equipment crunch from 2006 onward, due to the cancellation of the 45 million mobile tender, that BSNL started down sliding. He requested that the refund of spectrum charges coming to more than Rs. 6,000 crores and also the USOF allotment of Rs. 1,250 crores in lieu of ADC may be paid at the earliest. Secretary DOT stated that the government will certainly help BSNL for its revival and the issues stated will be taken care of. At the same time, he mentioned that there are several complaints about the services to the public, which have to be improved a lot. He mentioned his own experience while in UP as also in Delhi. He appreciated the workers of Kerala for better service and profit. Com. Namboodiri explained in brief about the action and propaganda being made among the workers by the Forum for improving the services through which the services are improving. 

 

Com. Namboodiri placed before the Secretary DOT about the hardship of the BSNL pensioners due to delay on settlement of the 78.2% IDA fixation for pre-2007 as also post-2007 pensioners. He requested that the Cabinet Note as required by the Department of Expenditure be prepared early and submitted to the cabinet for taking a decision. Secretary agreed to look in to the matter and expedite the same. Com. Namboodiri thanked the Secretary DOT for the meeting and requested that such meetings may be granted in future also.

 

[25.10.2014]FORUM Meets CMD BSNL on 24-10-2014

Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations met Shri A.N.Rai, CMD BSNL and discussed about the Revival of BSNL and connected matters. He asked the CMD not to implement the M/s Deloittee Committee recommendations with out discussing with the Forum and unions/associations. He also requested to keep in abeyance the orders issued for implementing the concept of SSAs in Maharashtra. CMD assured that a meeting with the Forum will be held shortly to discuss the issues in detail. Com.Namboodiri pointed out the non-implementation of labour laws with regard to the casual and contract workers and requested to ensure their implementation. Com.Namboodiri requested for grant of liberal assistance to the employees of Jammu and Kashmir who have lost all in the recent drastic flood. CMD assured that whatever assistance is given by the state government to its employees will be given to the BSNL employees by the management.

 

[24.10.2014]All India Conference - Circle Secretaries are requested to come with membership details.

One of the important tasks that the forthcoming All India Conference will undertake will be, to assess the strength of BSNLEU in various circles and also to decide ways and means to strengthen the same. Hence, Circle Secretaries are requested to come to the AIC with the district wise details of BSNLEU’s paid members and also the paid members of other unions and associations. Circle Secretaries are requested to collect these informations well in advance from the District Secretaries, and to come to the AIC with the details.

 

[24.10.2014]All India Conference rally- Circle and District Secretaries are requested to come with banners.

A powerful rally will take place in the All India Conference at Kolkata. The rally will be held on 06.11.2014. It will culminate into a public meeting, which will be addressed by com.Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU, and other leaders. To make the rally impressive and colourful, the Circle and District Secretaries are requested to come with their banners.

 

[24.10.2014]Corporate Office letter on providing name, mobile no., phone/fax no., email-id of the signing authority while making correspondences with BSNL Corporate office.<<click here>> 

 

[22.10.2014]83 per cent of the winners in Haryana assembly election are crorepatis.

83 per cent of the winners in the Haryana assembly election are crorepatis. 75 of the total 90 newly elected MLAs are crorepatis. BJP is leading this list. BJP's Faridabad MLA is the richest of all the MLAs with Rs.106 crore asset worth. 40 out of the 47 BJP MLAs are crorepatis. Similarly, 14 out of the 15 MLAs of the Congress and 13 INLD MLAs are crorepatis. Average asset value of the BJP MLAs is Rs.10.50 crore. Average asset value of the Congress MLAs is Rs.12.45 crore. Average asset value of the INLD MLAs is Rs.13.01 crore. Let us hope that all these crorepatis will work in the interest of the poor of this country.

 

[22.10.2014]Corporate Office asked details of casual labours including TSMs from all circles.<<click here>> 

 

[21.10.2014]Lufthansa pilots on strike.

German airlines giant, Lufthansa had to cancel 1,450 flights last Sunday, as the pilots of the airlines are on strike, as per the call of the Pilots Union of Lufthansa. The strike is to oppose "an early retirement scheme" to be implemented by the Company.  It is reported that this is the eighth strike in this year, by the Lufthansa pilots. It is also reported that millions of Germans were stranded last week, due to the strike of train drivers. Germany is the strongest economy in Europe. However, the rulers want to transfer the burdens of the economic crisis on the shoulders of the working class. Hence the struggle.

 

[21.10.2014]Trade Unions oppose implementation of the recommendation of Deloittee Committee in Maharashtra circle.

BSNL Corporate Office has issued letter to introduce Area Offices in Maharashtra circle,  based on the recommendation of the Deloittee Committee. A meeting of the Forum, Maharashtra circle, was held yesterday the 20-10-2014, at Mumbai. It was participated by all the major organisations of Forum. The meeting unanimously decided to stop implementation of Area Offices in Maharashtra circle. Later on, they met the CGM and expressed their protest. The CGM has assured that Area Offices will not be implemented in Maharashtra circle. Com.N.K.Nalawade, circle secretary,  BSNLEU, Maharashtra, as well as Convener of Forum, Maharashtra, has informed this to the CHQ.

 

[21.10.2014]Corporate Office releases grant for circles Sports and Cultural boards.<<click here>> 

 

[20.10.2014]Payment of wages to contract workers should be made only through account payee cheque or online, says Corporate Office.<<view letter>> 

 

[20.10.2014]Corporate Office letter on verification of first salary & GPF details in ERP.<<view letter>> 

 

[20.10.2014]Corporate Office letter on setting up Staff Grievance cells in circles and SSAs.<<view letter>> 

 

[20.10.2014]Strike notice issued by BSNL Casual & Contract Workers Federation for one day strike on 27.11.2014. <<view notification>>

 

[20.10.2014]Deregulation of diesel price.

The Narendra Modi government has decided to decontrol diesel price from 1st November, 2014.  Simultaneously, it has also cunningly reduced the price of diesel by Rs.3.37 per liter. This has given a wrong message to the people that the price of diesel has come down due to the decontrolling. It is not correct. The price of diesel has come down, since the price of crude oil has considerably come down in the international market. As a result of the deregulation of diesel price, hereafter the price of diesel will not be decided by the government, but will be decided by the market. Normally, the price of crude oil keeps on increasing in the international market. Hence, the price of diesel will also keep on increasing. This will result in an all round increase in the prices of all essential commodities. By  ways of deregulation of diesel price, hereafter government need not give subsidy for diesel and it will save Rs.1,40,000 crore annually. Thus, the main intention of the govt. is to withdraw the subsidy being given, to keep the diesel price under control. Now this money will be given as subsidy to the capitalists. BSNLEU strongly opposes the decision of the govt. to deregulate the price of diesel. 

 

[20.10.2014]Corporate Office issued letter for sanctioning special casual leave of CEC and 7th AIC.

The Corporate Office has issued letter to all CGMs, for sanctioning special casual leave for the CEC members, for attending the CEC meeting to be held on 05.11.2014, and to all the CEC members and delegates for attending the 7th All India Conference to be held from 6th to 9th November, 2014. <<view letter>> 

 

[18.10.2014]Rally and Open Session of the All India Conference to take place on 06-11-2014.

The Reception Committee of the 7th All India Conference has decided, that the rally and Open Session will take place on 06-11-2014. One rally will start from the venue of the AIC, i.e., Telecom Factory,  Alipore.  Another rally will start from R.N.Mukherjee road, Dalhousie.  Both the rallies will meet at Rani Rashmoni avenue, Esplanade, where the Open Session will take place. 
 

[18.10.2014]Reception Committee meeting of the 7th All India Conference held at Kolkata.

The Reception Committee meeting of the 7th All India Conference was held in the CTO Telecom Institute hall at Kolkata. The meeting was presided over by com.Sisir Bhattacharji, President of the Reception Committee. Com.A.K Bhattacharji, Patron of the Reception Committee was present. Com.Animesh Mitra and com.Saibal Sengupta, Joint General Secretaries of the Reception Committee, welcomed all. The meeting was addressed by com.Sisir Bhattacharji, com.A.K. Bhattacharji, com.Animesh Mitra, com.Adhir Kumar Sen (Working President) com.Saibal Sengupta, com.Omprakash Singh (Treasurer ) and com.Paritosh Dutta, Convener, Food Committee. Finally, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the comrades. The preperations being done for the 7th All India Conference was reviewed. The members of the Reception Committee are enthusiastic and are hopeful of making the Conference a historic success. The following are the views of the meeting.<<view photos>> 

 

[18.10.2014]Joint struggle in Maharashtra circle, to stall the implementation of Deloittee Committee's recommendations.

BSNL Corporate Office has taken arbitrary decision to implement the recommendations of the Deloittee Committee in Maharashtra circle. Neither the unions and associations at the All India level, nor at the circle level, are consulted in this regard. BSNLEU, Maharashtra circle union, has already written to the CGM, Maharashtra, expressing it's strong protest. It has also demanded to keep the implementation under abeyance, pending consultation with the unions. Further, the unions and associations of Maharashtra circle are meeting at Mumbai on 20-10-2014, to chalk out agitational programme, to stall the implementation of the Deloittee Committee's recommendations.

 

[18.10.2014]Shri N.Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh, appreciated BSNL, for the excellent service rendered by it, in the flood hit areas.

Vishakapatnam and it's surrounding areas were severely damaged, when the cyclone Hud Hud hit coastal Andhra Pradesh. From the media we were able know the extent of damage caused by the cyclone. Services like telecommunications, electricity etc. were damaged in a massive scale. However, BSNL, Andhra Pradesh, plunged into action, and telecom services were restored very quickly, and also much ahead of other private telecom operators. This helped the government authorities in a big way, to carry out relief and rehabilitation works. BSNL was appreciated by all, including the media. More importantly, shri N.Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, spoke to shri V.Srinivasan, CGM, AP, personally and conveyed his appreciation. This is a matter of pride for the entire BSNL family. CHQ appreciates the entire employees, as well as the officers of Andhra Pradesh Circle, for this great performance. We reproduce hereunder, the sms sent to our circle secretary, com.J.Sampathrao, in this regard, by shri V.Srinivasan, CGM, AP.<<view message>> 

 

[17.10.2014]Corporate Office seeks the views of the circles, on the demand of the Staff Side, National Council, to modify the Transfer Policy.<<view letter>> 

 

[17.10.2014]General Secretary attending meeting of the Reception Committee of the 7th AIC.

A meeting of the Reception Committee of the 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU, is being held at Kolkata tomorrow the 18.10.2014. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, is attending the meeting and will be reviewing the preparations being made for the All India Conference. 

 

[17.10.2014]Website of the Reception Committee of the 7th AIC.

The Reception Committee of the 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU has opened a website and has been linked with the CHQ website. The web address is www.bsnleu.wix.com/seventhaic. Comrades are requested to visit the site.

 

[17.10.2014]BSNLEU severely condemns the decision of the Management to implement the recommendation of Deloittee Committee in Maharashtra.

The BSNL Management has taken decision to implement the recommendation of the Deloittee Committee, to convert the SSAs into Area Offices. Of course, it is stated in the letter that this recommendation is being implemented on pilot basis. It is most condemnable that the Management has taken this decision without making any consultation with the Unions. BSNLEU, together with other Unions and Associations will fight this out.<<view letter>> <<annexure>>

 

[17.10.2014]Telephone subscriber base crosses 95 crore.

The number of telephone subscribers in India has increased from 946.4 million in July, 2014 to 951.84 million in August, 2014, according to the statement of TRAI. In this, share of the private telecom operators has crossed 90%. The market share of BSNL and MTNL put together comes to 9.84%. However, both the PSUs dominate the landline segment, with 76.41% market share. 

 

[17.10.2014]BSNL is the first to restore services in the Hud Hud cyclone hit region.

“After severely hit by the Hud Hud cyclone in the north coastal Andhra Pradesh, telecom companies are restoring their services in phases. While the Public Sector BSNL was the first to restore the services, Airtel and Vodafone have said that they are able to revive the services in some parts.”

[-The Business Line dated 17.10.2014]

 

[16.10.2014]Corporate Office letter on corrective action in the matter of pay fixation of serving / retiring and retired officers.<<view letter>> 

 

[16.10.2014]Corporate Office letter on recognition of majority representative Association of serving executive employees in BSNL.<<view letter>> 

 

[16.10.2014]Hindu Muslim unity and inter-marriage.

Communal forces are active, dividing the people of the country, in the name of religion. A “Hindu-Muslim” divide is being created by communal forces, for political gains. Such a communal divide leads to violence and blood-shed. It divides the working masses and weakens the working class unity irreparably. “Love Jihad” is an issue taken up by the communal forces, in their agenda to divide the people. Saif Ali Khan, a noted film artiste has written an article on this issue, in the Indian Express dated 15.10.2014. Apart from inter-marriage, he has discussed a host of other issues connected with communal harmony. We reproduce the article, for the benefit of our leaders.<<view article>>

 

[15.10.2014]BSNL suffered a loss of Rs.400 crore in the Kashmir floods.

BSNL has suffered a loss of Rs.400 crore in the recent Kashmir floods. This is disclosed by Shri D.K. Agarwal, GMTD, Kashmir. He has stated the 95 landline exchanges out of 99 exchanges have since been restored. As regards mobile service, the GMTD stated that out of 477 BTS in Kashmir, currently 340 BTS are operational.

 

[15.10.2014]BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation conducted powerful March to Corporate Office.

The BSNLCCWF conducted a powerful March to the Corporate Office today the 15.10.2014. Casual and Contract Workers participated in large numbers who had come from various circles. The programme started at the Eastern Court, with a demonstration and meeting. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF, presided over it. Com. A.K. Padmanabhan, President, CITU delivered the inaugural address. The meeting was addressed by Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com. Tapas Ghosh, SG, BSNLCCWF and com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, BSNLEU. Thereafter, the March to Corporate Office started. On reaching Corporate Office, an effective demonstration took place. A memorandum on the burning problems of the Casual and Contract Workers was presented to Shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL, by a delegation consisting of com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com. Tapas Ghosh, SG, BSNLCCWF, com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, com. S.C. Bhattacharya, Treasurer, BSNLEU and com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, BSNLEU. The programme ended with another round of demonstration at Eastern Court. BSNLEU congratulates the hundreds of contract and casual workers who came from the nooks and corners of the country to participate in the programme.<<view photos>>

 

[15.10.2014]Corporate Office calls for particulars related to implementation of EPF, ESI etc., from CGMs.

Based on the complaint of the BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation, to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on labour, in the meeting held on 29.09.2014, that EPF and ESI are not being implemented for the contract workers in BSNL, Corporate Office has called for particulars in this regard from CGMs.<<view letter>>

 

[14.10.2014]BSNLEU greets the office-bearers elected in the All India Conference of NFTE, held at Jabalpur.

The 4th All India Conference of NFTE BSNL was held at Jabalpur from 10th to 12th October, 2014. Com. Islam Ahmed and com. Chandeswar Singh have been reelected as the President and General Secretary, respectively. Com. A. Rajmouli has been elected as the new treasurer. BSNLEU heartily congratulates all the office-bearers. 

 

[14.10.2014]Parliamentary Committee on reservation for OBCs held at Chennai.

The Parliamentary Committee on reservation for OBCs was held at Chennai yesterday the 13.10.2014. Parliament members of the Committee as well as top officers from BSNL Corporate Office attended the meeting. A review is learnt to have been made in the meeting, as to whether the mandatory reservation quota for OBC is being implemented in BSNL. 

 

[14.10.2014]Financial Assistance to the flood affected employees of J&K Circle.

The Staff Side, National Council has already demanded payment of 3 months salary as pay advance to the flood affected employees of J&K circle. BSNLEU has demanded that financial assistance of Rs.7,000/- each from Welfare Board should be paid to the J&K employees. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met the CMD on 08.10.2014 and urged to make the payment expeditiously. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, met the GM (Estt.) and the GM (Admn.), today the 14.10.2014 and insisted early payment of the above mentioned relief.

 

[14.10.2014]Corporate office letter to CGMs for completing Establishment Review, for the purpose of Compassionate Ground Appointments.<<click here>>

 

[14.10.2014]Tamil Nadu circle conference decides to conduct a massive convention on communal harmony.

Serious deliberations have taken place in the 3 day conference of Tamil Nadu circle union, that concluded on 13th October. It has taken important decisions to strengthen the Union as well as the BSNL in the circle. A significant decision in this direction is to conduct seminars in all SSAs, to improve the viability of BSNL, by concretely discussing the challenges being faced at the SSA level. The conference has also decided to take concrete steps to effectively organise the forthcoming one day strike, to be held on 27.11.2014, as per the call of the JAC. Another important issue that was  seriously discussed, is the threat being posed by the communal forces, to the unity of the working class. So, the Conference has decided to organise a massive convention on communal harmony, in January 2015. The Madurai district union has accepted to host the seminar.

 

[13.10.2014]BSNL endorsed the Gazatte Notification on enhancement of statutory wage ceiling to Rs.15,000/- from existing limit of Rs.6,500/-<<EPF notification>> <<Gazatte notification>>

 

[13.10.2014]Corporate Office letter on vacancy position in the grade of Junior Accounts officer as on 30.09.2014.<<click here>>

 

[13.10.2014]Tamil Nadu circle union donates Rs.1 lakh to the CHQ.

The 3 day conference of Tamil Nadu circle union is going on at Trichy. Today is the last day. An amount of Rs. 1 lakh is donated by the Tamil Nadu circle union, to the CHQ today. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, received the amount and expressed CHQ's sincere thanks to the Tamil Nadu circle union. <<<view photo>>>

 

[11.10.2014]BSNLEU heartily congratulates Kailash Satyarthi and Yousafzai Malalaa for jointly winning Nobel prize for peace.
This year's Nobel Prize for peace is awarded to India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Yousafzai Malalaa. It is a great news that both the winners belong to the Indian sub continent. Both of them will share the prize money of £ 6,99,000.


Kailash Satyarthi belongs to Madhya Pradesh.  He is a children's rights activist.  His NGO is fighting against child labour and trafficking of children. He is the second Indian to receive the Nobel Prize for peace, after Mother Teresa.


Yousafzai Malalaa is a 17 year old Pakistani girl, and was living in Pakistan's Swat Valley. She defied the ban imposed by the Taliban, that girls should not go to school. As a result, she was shot at the head by the Taliban. However, she escaped that attack and is presently studying in the UK. She symbolises girls' right to education.

[11.10.2014]7th Tamil Nadu circle conference of BSNLEU started at Trichy.
The 7th circle conference of Tamil Nadu circle started enthusiastically at Trichy today, the 11.10.2014. More than 1100 delegates and observers participated the Inaugural Session of the Conference. The National Flag was hoisted by com.M.Narayanasamy, ACS, and the Union Red Flag was hoisted by com.C.Palanichamy, ACS. The Conference is being presided over by com.K.Marimuthu, circle president. Com.Balachander, Chairman, Reception Committee and com.Aslam Basha, General Secretary, Reception Committee welcomed everyone. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, inaugurated the Conference. Com.P.Sampath, President, Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front and com.S.Chellappa, circle secretary, also addressed the Inaugural Session. At 1000 hrs, the seminar on the revival of BSNL took place. It was addressed by shri G.V.Reddy, CGM, Tamil Nadu circle, shri Raju, PGM, Trichy, com. S.Chellappa and Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS. The subjects committee of the Conference started in the post lunch session.<<view photos>>

[10.10.2014]Corporate Office issues order on revised IDA rates w.e.f. 01.10.2014.<<click here>>

 

[10.10.2014]All India Conference of NFTE started at Jabalpur- Com.Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, greeted.

The 4th All India Conference of NFTE BSNL started at Jabalpur today the 10.10.2014. The Open Session of the Conference was held today morning. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, addressed the session and greeted the Conference, on behalf of BSNLEU.

[10.10.2014]CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, demanding withdrawal of the Corporate Office letter which bans demonstrations, dharna, etc.<<view letter>>

[10.10.2014]DPE issued orders for IDA increase w.e.f. 01.10.2014.<<click here>> 

[09.10.2014]West Bengal circle conference started at Krishnanagar.<<click here>> 

[09.10.2014]West Bengal circle union donated Rs.1,00,000 to the CHQ.
The West Bengal circle union has donated Rs.1,00,000 to the CHQ. The amount has been remitted to the CHQ, through NEFT,  on 24.09.2014. CHQ heartily thanks the West Bengal circle union for the donation.

 

[09.10.2014]Corporate Office letter to all CGM's on shortage of SIMs in the circles.<<click here>> 

 

[09.10.2014]Corporate Office letter to all Heads of Circles on details of Casual labourers.<<click here>> 
 

[08.10.2014]JAC served strike notice on CMD BSNL, to go on One Day strike on 27.11.2014.

As per the decision taken in yesterday’s JAC meeting, the leaders of the JAC served the strike notice on CMD BSNL today the 08.10.2014. Since the CMD was not available in the office, the notice was delivered in his office. All the major Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives have signed this strike notice. Some organizations could not reach Delhi to sign the strike notice. However, they will also be serving the strike notice separately.<<view strike notice>>

 

[07.10.2014]All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU held.

A meeting of the All India Centre of BSNLEU was held today the 07.10.2014. The meeting reviewed the preparations being made for conducting the 7th All India Conference at Kolkata. The meeting reiterated the decisions of the CEC meeting held at Rajkot and the Central Secretariat meeting held at New Delhi, to admit only elected delegates and permitted observers in the forthcoming All India Conference. 

 

[07.10.2014]JAC decides to go on One Day strike on 27.11.2014.

A meeting of the JAC took place at New Delhi today the 07.10.2014. It was presided over by Com. Chandeswar Singh, President, JAC. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener, JAC, welcomed everyone and initiated the discussion. The meeting reviewed the dharna held on 23.09.2014 and the 2 hour walkout conducted on 30.09.2014, and congratulated the entire Non-Executives, as well as the leaders, for making both the struggles successful. The meeting expressed its extreme unhappiness over the adamant and negative attitude of the BSNL Management towards settlement of the genuine demands. The meeting decided to give call for One Day strike on 27.11.2014. The strike notice will be served on CMD BSNL tomorrow the 08.10.2014.

[07.10.2014]Corporate Office letter on calculation of monthly contribution towards cost of pension payable in respect of BSNL absorbed employees.<<click here>> 

[07.10.2014]CHQ circular on 7th Al India Conference to be held Kolkata from 6th to 9th November, 2014.<<click here>> 

[07.10.2014]CHQ writes to Corporate Office on the delay in implementation of the decision of the National Council, in respect of payment of pay advance to the employees of J&K Circle.<<view letter>> 

[07.10.2014]CHQ writes to Corporate Office on granting financial assistance from Welfare Board to the flood affected employees of J&K Circle.<<view letter>>

 

[06.10.2014]Best wishes and warm greetings on the occasion of Bakrid.

Bakrid is the festival of sacrifice. On this occasion, BSNLEU conveys it’s best wishes and warm greetings to all the comrades. Let this festival instil the spirit of selflessness and sacrifice in the minds of all the people, to serve mankind. 

 

[04.10.2014]Punjab circle union donates Rs.1 lakh to the Reception Committee of the 7th AIC.

It is informed by com.Balbir Singh, CS, Punjab, that the Circle Executive Committee meeting of Punjab, that was held recently, has decided to donate Rs.1 lakh to the Reception Committee of the 7th All India Conference, to be held at Kolkata. CHQ heartily congratulates the Punjab circle union.  

 

[04.10.2014]Collection of advertisements, for the souvenir to be released in the 7th All India Conference.

The Reception Committee of the 7th All India Conference, to be held at Kolkata, has decided to release a souvenir at the time of the Conference.  Tariff coupons, for collection of the advertisements, have already been distributed to all the circle unions. CHQ requests all the circle unions to extend their helping hand to the Reception Committee, by collection of advertisements. After collection of the advertisements, the same may be sent to the Reception Committee promptly.

 

[04.10.2014]Crucial meeting of the JAC to be held on 07-10-2014

The next meeting of the Joint Action Committee of the Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives (JAC), will take place at New Delhi on 07-10-2014. The meeting will review the dharna programme conducted on 23-09-2014, as well as the 2 hour walk out that took place on 30.09.2014. The earlier meeting of the JAC, that was held on 05.09.2014, had already decided that a one day strike would be organised in the month of November, if there is no improvement in the settlement of the issues. Hence, the JAC meeting, that is to be held on 07.10.2014 is a crucial one.

 

[04.10.2014]Corporate Office letter on Compassionate Ground Appointment - Change of procedure.<<view letter>>

 

[03.10.2014]It is International Day of Action today.

International Day of Action is being observed all over the world, as per the call of the World Federation of Trade Unions ( WFTU ), highlighting one of the most burning issues being faced by mankind,  viz., unemployment. Endorsing the call of the WFTU,  the BSNLEU has called on the circle and district unions to observe International Day of Action,  by conducting special meetings at Circle and district levels. In such of those Places where the Central Trade Unions organise this programme, our comrades shall join them in large numbers. Circle and district unions are requested to effectively organise the programme and send reports and photos to the CHQ.

 

[03.10.2014]CHQ wishes a very happy Dassera / Pooja to all the comrades.

CHQ conveys best wishes and warm greetings to all the comrades and their families on the occasion of  Dassera / Pooja. Let these festivals bring joy to all the people, and peace and progress to the nation.

 

[02.10.2014]"Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

The nation is celebrating the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today. BSNLEU joins the nation to pay it's respectful homage to the Mahatma. At the same time, we wish to remind all, the golden words that Mahatma told about change. He told, " Be the change that you wish to see in the world." Following this message will be the fittest tribute that we can pay to the Mahatma. Let us become part of the change, that we wish to see in the world.

 

[01.10.2014]Meeting with CMD BSNL

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL, today the 01.10.2014 and discussed the following issues. 

 

(1)   The GS sought the immediate intervention of the CMD BSNL, in the victimizations being caused to the members of BSNLEU in Varanasi District, of UP (East) Circle, for participation in trade union action. He pointed out that DCRG and pension commutation of retirees are being with held and promotion is denied to the officials who have passed TTA exam and completed training. The CMD assured to make necessary intervention.

 

(2)   The GS pointed out that payment of three months salary advance to the flood affected employees of Kashmir, as was assured in the National Council meeting held on 25.09.2014, has not yet been made. Further the GS also demanded that welfare grant of Rs.7,000/- should also be paid to the flood affected employees of the Kashmir. (This is as per the decision of the latest meeting of the Welfare Board.) 

 

[01.10.2014]Corporate Office keeps the gag order under abeyance.

As per the assurance given by the Director (HR) in the National Council meeting held on 25.09.2014, the SR Branch letter, banning demonstrations, dharna etc. is kept under abeyance. We heartily thank Shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR).<<view letter>>

[01.10.2014]CHQ writes to Corporate Office, requesting to grant special casual leave to the CEC members and delegates for the 7th All India Conference and CEC meeting.<<view letter>> 

[01.10.2014]CHQ writes to CMD requesting for intervention to settle cases related to victimizations in Varanasi SSA.<<view letter>> 

[01.10.2014]Notification for holding meeting of the K.G. Bose Memorial and Educational Trust.<<view notification>>

[01.10.2014]Notification for holding CEC meeting as a prelude to the 7th All India Conference.<<view letter>>

 

[30.09.2014]IDA increase:

 It is learnt that IDA increase w.e.f.01.10.2014 will be 6.8%. With this the total IDA payable will become 98.1%.

 

[30.09.2014]Successful walk out in BSNL Corporate Office.

The call for two hour walk out received a very good response in the BSNL Corporate Office also. The CHQ, as well as the circle office bearers of BSNLEU and NFTE, did very good campaign for the walk out. As a result, employees participated in a large number in the walk out as well in the demonstration. CHQ heartily congratulates the comrades of the Corporate Office.<<view photos>>

 

[30.09.2014]Two hours walk-out: a tremendous success.

The call of the JAC, for a two hour walk-out today, got a overwhelming support from the Non-Executives. The walk-out has become a resounding success throughout the country. Reports have come from Andaman & Nicobar, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam, Chennai, Rajasthan, UP (West), Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kolkata, West Bengal, Kerala and Odisha circles, where almost the entire Non-Executives have participated in the walk-out. The pattern is the same in other circles also. CHQ salutes all the circle and district unions for this performance.<<view photos>>

 

[30.09.2014]CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, regarding the non-implementation of the decisions taken in the National Council meeting.<<view letter>>

[30.09.2014]CHQ issues notification for the 7th All India Conference to be held at Kolkata from 6th to 9th November, 2014.<<view notification>>

[29.09.2014]Organise 2 hour walk out successfully tomorrow.

As per the call of the JAC, a 2 hour walk out by the Non-Executives of BSNL will take place tomorrow the 30.09.2014, between 1100 hrs and 1300 hrs. CHQ calls upon the circle and district unions to take the last minute efforts, to make the walk-out a grand success. During the walk-out, effective demonstrations may also be organized. Reports and photos may be sent to the CHQ promptly.

 

[29.09.2014]2 hour walk-out on 30.09.2014. Make it 100% success.

The day long dharna by the JAC, held on 23.09.2014, has become a resounding success. However, the Management continues to turn a “deaf-ear” towards our genuine demands. Under this circumstance, we are left with no other option, but to intensify our struggle. Circle and district secretaries are requested to contact other constituents of the JAC and make all out efforts to make the 2 hour walk-out 100% success.

 

[29.09.2014]Meeting with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on labour.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour, met the delegation of BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation (BSNLCCWF) today the 29.09.201