of the Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU held at New
Delhi on 20.07.2014.<<click
Central Secretariat meeting held at New Delhi.
The Central Secretariat
meeting of BSNLEU was held at New Delhi on 20.07.2014. The
meeting which was held in K.G. Bose Bhawan, was presided
over by com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President. The meeting
started with flag hoisting. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri,
President, hoisted the union red flag. Floral tribute were
paid at the martyrs column. The meeting stood in silence
for a minute and paid it’s respectful homage to the
departed leaders. After approval of agenda by the house,
presidential address was delivered by com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri, President. Com. P. Abhimanyu, General
Secretary, presented the note for discussion. In his
speech the General Secretary, highlighted the changed
scenario in the country, in the backdrop of which the
meeting is taking place. He explained the anti-worker,
anti-people measures being followed by the Narendra Modi
Government, the efforts being made by the JAC to settle
the problems of the Non-Executives etc. 19 office-bearers
participated in the discussion that ensued. The meeting
after through discussion took important decisions with
regards to the demands of the Non-Executives, Revival of
BSNL and strengthening of the organisation.
of the Committee, formed by BSNLEU’s Rajkot CEC meeting,
to study the implications of the merger of BSNL & MTNL.<<view
for discussion in the Committee for merger of BSNL & MTNL,
presented by Com. P. Asokababu, (VP, CHQ), Convener of the
Office issues letter to the CGM’s for making necessary
entries in the service books / HRMS, about TSM service.
BSNLEU has long been
demanding that the TSM service of officials should be
entered in the service books/HRMS of the officials who had
worked as TSM. But the Management was delaying action in
this regard. The issue was discussed in the last National
Council meeting. Even thereafter, BSNLEU was pressurising
the Management to implement the decision of the National
Council meeting. It is a good news that Corporate Office
has finally issued letters to all the CGM’s to make
necessary entries in the service books/HRMS of the
officials who had worked as TSM. This is an important
order. Circle and District secretaries have to ensure that
appropriate entries are made in the service books/HRMS of
all the officials who had worked as TSM, so that 50% of
their TSM service counted for the fixation of their
pension, at the time of their retirement.<<view
of M/s. Deloittee consultant.
consultant, appointed by BSNL Management for the financial
revival as well for HR planning, has submitted it’s
report. The Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU, held at
New Delhi yesterday, the 20.07.2014 has taken a bird’s eye
view of the report. No copy of the report has so far been
provided to the Unions and Associations. The Central
Secretariat has decided that the Management should discuss
the report with the Unions before it’s implementation. It
is also decided to take up this issue with the Forum.
of BSNLEU’s Committee on merger of BSNL and MTNL.
A meeting of BSNLEU’s
Committee on merger of BSNL and MTNL took place at New
Delhi today. The meeting is attended by all the Committee
members viz., com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, com P.
Abhimanyu, GS, com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, com. P.
Asokababu, Vice President, com. Adhir Kumar Sen, Vice
President, com. R.L. Moudgil, AGS, com. Swapan Chakraborty,
AGS, com. S.C. Bhattacharya, treasurer, com. S. Chellappa,
CS, Tamil Nadu, com. K. Mohan, CS, Kerala, com. N.K.
Nalawade, CS, Maharashtra and com. M.C. Balakrishna,
Organising Secretary (CHQ).
Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri,
President, presided over the meeting, which was held at
K.G. Bose Bhawan.Com. P. Abhimayu, GS, welcomed the
Committee members and made a brief introduction of the
subject, in the back ground of the changed political
scenario. Com. P. Asokababu, Vice-President (CHQ) and
convener of the Committee presented the note for
The Committee members
deliberated on the pros and cons of the issue of merger of
BSNL and MTNL. Finally, the Committee came to the
unanimous conclusion that the government should not go
ahead with the merger of BSNL and MTNL, without settling
the issues related to disinvestment and financial
liability of MTNL, HR issues, etc.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS
finally summed up the discussion and thanked all the
committee members for sparing their valuable time and
coming to participate in the meeting.<<view
circular on the meeting held on 18.07.2014.<<click
writes to the CMD BSNL on the recalcitrant attitude of the
GM (SR), as well as demanding corrections to the distorted
minutes of the talks held between the JAC and the
Management on 27.06.2014.<<view
Office letter on recruitment of Junior Hindi Translators
through LICE to be held on 9th November, 2014.<<click
decides to observe “Demands Day” on 07.08.2014.
A meeting of the JAC of
the Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives was held
yesterday the 17.07.2014. A review of the discussions,
held between the JAC and the Management, in the meeting
held on 27.06.2014, was made. The meeting expressed it’s
utter dissatisfaction, since no progress has taken place
in the settlement of the demands. Hence it is decided to
observe a “Demands Day” on 07.08.2014, to urge the
Management to settle the demands without further delay.
Badge wearing and Lunch Hour Demonstrations will take
place on that Day. The next meeting of the JAC will take
place on 11.08.2014, to decide the further course of
circular no.2 dated 18.07.2014, on the decisions of the
JAC meeting held on 17.07.2014.<<<view
writes to ED (Finance), demanding to allot sufficient
funds to the circles, for the timely payment of GPF
meeting to be held tomorrow the 18.07.2014.
A meeting of the Forum of
BSNL Unions and Associations will be held tomorrow the
18.07.2014, at 1600 hrs. in the Local Council room of NTR
circle. The meeting will discuss about the issues
connected the viability of BSNL.
impressive meeting held at CGM office, Bangalore,
addressed by the General Secretary.
The CGM Office District
Union, Bangalore, organized an impressive meeting in the
premises of CGM office, yesterday the 16.07.2014, which
was addressed by Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS. More than 300
comrades, including a large number of women employees,
attended the meeting, which was presided over by com.
Vasanth Kumar, District President, CGM Office and com.
Melu Giri, District President, Bangalore Telecom District.
Com. C.K. Gundanna, Circle Secretary, Karnataka welcomed
every one. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, spoke in detail on the
status of various demands of the employees. He explained
the issues related to the viability of BSNL and also the
role of the employees on that count. The GS gave an
account of the anti-people and anti public sector measures
being taken by the Modi government and emphasized the need
for united struggles of the working class, against those
Office letter on timely and expeditious disposal of
pension cases of the pensioners.<<click
of the JAC to be held on 17-07-2014.
A meeting of the Joint
Action Committee (JAC) of the Unions and Associations of
the Non-Executives will be held at 1600 hrs on 17-07-2014,
in the BSNL MS office at New Delhi. This is as per the
decision of the last JAC meeting, held on 26-06-2014. The
meeting will review the outcome of the talks held between
the JAC and the Director (HR) on 27-06-2014, and will also
decide about the future course of action.
Office letter on periodical fund authorisation
to circles - instructions
of the 19th meeting of Standing Committee of
National Council held on 26th June, 2014.<<click
GS, addressed a well attended meeting at
Utilising the visit of
com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, to Bellary, the District Union of
Bellary organised a special meeting on 14-07-2014, at GM
office premises. The meeting was presided over by com.Noor
Mohammed, District President. A large number of comrades,
including a good number of women employees of Bellary
district attended the meeting. Com.Tippesamy, District
Secretary welcomed all. Com.C.K.Gundanna, Circle Secretary
and com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting. In his
speech, com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, explained about the
retrograde economic measures being implemented by the Modi
government. He also spoke at length about the measures to
be taken to revive BSNL and also about the latest position
of various demands of the Non-Executives.
of discussions of the meeting held on 27.06.2014, under
the chairmanship of Director (HR) with the representatives
of Joint Action Committee
Rakesh Garg will be the new Secretary, DoT.
Shri Rakesh Garg, an IAS
officer of the 1980 batch will be the next Secretary of
the DoT. At present shri Rakesh Garg is the Principal
Secretary of Uttar Pradesh. The post of the Secretary DoT
became vacant after the retirement of shri Farooqui on 30th
June. BSNLEU heartily welcomes the new Secretary DoT.
Allocation of Drop wire and Jumper wire, to various
circles by the Corporate Office, for the year 2014-15.
Corporate Office has
issued letter, regarding reallocation of Drop wire and
Jumper wire, to various circles, and also the telecom
factory from where these items are to be procured. Many
circles have been reporting short supply of these items.
Hence, they may immediately take up with their circle
administrations, the issue of immediate procurement of
these items from the telecom factory allocated to them.<<view
Office letter to all CGM's on publicity of increased free
calls on BSNL Network from Landline connection for
acquiring new Landline customers.<<view letter>>
Proceedings against an employee cannot be continued after
his retirement" - says Supreme Court.
against an employee cannot be continued after his
retirement, in the absence of specific clause in the
employment rules, providing for such enquiry, the Supreme
Court has said. In a recent order, a Supreme Court Bench,
consisting of Justices T.S Thakur and C.Nagappan had said
that once an employee retires from service there was no
authority vested in the employer to continue the
disciplinary Proceedings even for the purpose of imposing
any deduction in the benefits payable after retirement to
the delinquent employee.
to invest Rs 39,458 crore in BSNL, MTNL in next five
State-run carriers Bharat
Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd
(MTNL) will get a massive fresh investment of Rs 39,458
crore over the next five years, as the government plans to
bring the loss making units back on their feet.
public sector telecom companies that together have a debt
of Rs 21,208 crore as of June end, face declining revenue
due to loss of market share, increasing expenditure and
inability to invest in network expansion, telecom minister
Ravi Shankar Prasad said in the Rajya Sabha, the upper
house of Parliament.”
[Source: The Economic Times, dated
lakh workers went on strike in the UK, against the
retrograde and anti worker steps of the government.
Over 10 lakh public
sector workers went on strike in the United Kingdom,
on 10.07.2014. The strike was against privatisation of
Public Services, imposition of pay caps, cuts in pension
and jobs, changes in age of retirement, etc. It is to be
noted that the government froze the wages of the Public
Sector employees in 2010. Further, in 2012, it introduced
an annual 1% cap on wage rise. This year also, wage rise
was not permitted more than 1%. These measures are nothing
but, transferring the burden of the economic crisis to the
shoulders of the working people. The working class of the
UK has given a fitting reply to the rulers, by going on
the massive strike. Those participated in the strike
included civil servants, transport workers, teachers,
firefighters, council workers, etc. Massive rallies,
demonstrations and picketings have also taken place
throughout the UK, in support of the strike.
expels US official for involvement in spying.
US is spying all the countries, their governments and
their leaders. India is not exempted. However, the Indian
government has no courage to condemn or to take action
against the US. At the same time, Germany is a friendly
country to the US. But, despite being a friendly country,
the Chancellor of Germany, Angella Merkel had severely
condemned the US, for it's spying activities. Now, Germany
has also taken the tough measure of expelling an official
of the US embassy, from Germany, for his involvement in
spying activities. The German government has ordered the
US intelligence station chief in Berlin, to leave the
country. Will the Indian government learn some lesson from
Office issues order on rate of Transport Allowance to
Blind or Orthopedically handicapped employees.<<click
thankfully acknowledges the receipt of special donations,
from the following comrades, as well as Circle and
Secretary attending the General Council meeting of CITU,
as a fraternal delegate.
The four day General
Council meeting of CITU started today the 11.07.2014, at
Bellary, in Karnataka. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, is invited as
a fraternal delegate to participate in the meeting. He is
attending the meeting. He, along with com.C.K.Gundanna,
circle secretary, Karnataka, will also address a meeting
of the BSNLEU at Bellary.
Casual Leave letter issued by the SR Branch of Corporate
Special Casual Leave, for
holding the Central Secretariat meeting on 20.07.2014, was
earlier denied by the SR Branch of the Corporate Office.
We represented the case to the CMD BSNL, who assured to
intervene. Meanwhile, we discussed the matter with the SR
Branch also. Now, letter is issued for granting the
Special CL. We thank the SR Branch for taking the
corrective step.<<view letter>>
Kerala forms committee after committee to reduce the
penalty imposed on a private company.
BSNL is going in loss and
every one has to make sincere and serious effort to
increase the revenue. Under this circumstance, we are
shocked to know what is going on in Kerala circle. On
19.07.2011, the then CGM, Kerala, imposed a penalty of
Rs.30 crore on M/s Nortel, for failure in completing Phase
IV expansion. However, the present CGM sheds crocodile
tears that such a harsh penalty is imposed on a private
company. So, he formed a committee on 22.01.2014 to review
(reduce???) the penalty. However, the review committee
also said that the penalty is justified. But, the present
CGM cannot sleep since a harsh punishment is imposed on a
private company. Hence, on 15.05.2014, the CGM has formed
another committee to review the penalty imposed on M/s
Nortel. We want to know what is the interest of the CGM,
in forming committee after committee to reduce the quantum
of penalty imposed on a private company?
writes to the Corporate Office to issue instruction, for
entering details of TSM service in the HR package.
writes to the West Godavari district administration, on
it’s making arbitrary change in the local council
nominations, made by the General Secretary, BSNLEU.
writes to Corporate Office, urging to release the results
of JTO LICE, of the candidates of Gujarat Circle.<<view
writes to Corporate Office, regarding denial of medical
reimbursement in Punjab Circle.
with Member (Services), Telecom Commission, regarding
pension revision, based on 78.2% IDA merger.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, met Shri S.C. Misra, Member
(Services), Telecom Commission,
and urged him to expedite
the issue of pension revision, based on 78.2% IDA merger.
The Member (Services) explained that the work of sending
the file to the Department of Expenditure again is going
on seriously, and is likely to be signed by the Secretary, DoT, within a day or two, and thereafter it would be sent
to the DoE.
on talks held with JAC, Corporate Office directs all CGMs
to send compliance certificate, regarding implementation
of minimum wage, EPF and ESI for contract workers.
The JAC of Unions and
Associations of the Non-Executives, in it’s talks with the
Director (HR), held on 27.06.2014, severely complained
that the Corporate Office orders on Minimum Wage, EPF, ESI
etc. are not being implemented in most of the circles.
Director (HR) finally told that a report will be called
for from all the CGMs regarding the implementation of
Corporate Office orders on this issue, and based on the
report, further action would be taken. According to the
assurance given by the Director (HR), to the JAC,
Corporate Office has issued letter yesterday the
08.07.2014, directing all the CGMs to send compliance
Office issues order on revised IDA rates w.e.f. 01.07.2014.<<view
Office sends reminder on rectification of anomaly in
pension of BSNL employees retired within ten months of
their absorption in BSNL w.e.f. 01.10.2000.<<view
on implementation of Social Security
Measures (EPF/ESI) to the casual labour working in BSNL.<<view
PSUs are headless.
35 PSUs in the country
are headless at present, with their top posts like CMD,
MD, Chairman, etc. lying vacant. This includes BSNL and
MTNL, where the CMD posts are not filled. They are being
looked after by some other officers, on the basis of
“additional charge”. In BSNL, apart from, the post of CMD,
the crucial posts of Director (HR) and Director (Finance)
are also lying vacant. It is really a pathetic situation
that the government is not bothered about this.
Undoubtedly, this is a part of the government’s game plan
to weaken the PSUs and to finally to finish them off.
subscriber base stood at 938.4 million in May 2014: TRAI.
According to the Telecom
Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the overall Indian
telecom subscriber base increased by 0.27 per cent, from
935.87 million as of end-April 2014 to 938.4 million as of
end-May 2014. The wireless subscriber base increased by
0.30 per cent to 910.16 million, while the wireline user
base witnessed a decline of 0.62 per cent to 28.18 million
during the same period.
Office letter on modification in policy for grant of
concessional telephone facility to retired / retiring
employees of BSNL.<<view
issued order on IDA w.e.f. 01.07.2014.<<view
writes to the CMD BSNL, on
Provision of Rs.200/- pre-paid SIM
to all the Non-Executives.<<view
DO letter on improving performance and efficiency through
effective implementation of Performance Management System.<<click
writes to Corporate Office, demanding for Staff Side
representation in the Committee formed to look into
Reduction in Qualifying Standards for SC/ST employees.<<view
issue of Reduction of Qualifying Marks for SC&ST employees
referred to a committee.
BSNLEU has been demanding
almost for the past 2 years, the implementation of DoP&T
orders on Reduction of Qualifying Standards for SC&ST
employees. After dilly-dallying all these days, the
Corporate Office has now formed a committee to look into
the issue. The issue has seriously been discussed with the
Director (HR), by the JAC, in the meeting held on
27.6.2014. The letter dated 20.06.2014 on the subject is
received by the CHQ only on 05.07.2014. CHQ will persue
the issue with all seriousness.<<view
for the meeting of Joint Committee to suggest Change in
designation of major
for the meeting of the Committee to involve scheme of
Bonus/Productivity Linked Incentive based on PMS.<<click
BSNLEU organised a massive felicitation function in honour
of Com. Balwinder Singh DS Ludhiana on 02.07.2014.<<click
Circle Executive Committee meeting being held at Dhule.<<click
with the CMD BSNL.<<click
Branch of Corporate Office has issued letter on
16.06.2014, to the CGM’s to take corrective / remedial
action in the case of JTO LICE question papers with
Recruitment Branch of
Corporate Office has issued letter on 16.06.2014, to all
the CGM’s to take corrective / remedial action in the case
of JTO LICE question papers with discrepancies. However, a
copy of the letter is endorsed to our Union, by speed
post, only on 04.07.2014.
<<Endorsement letter to the union>>
<<letter to the CGMs>>
Branch of the Corporate Office denies special casual leave
for the Central Secretariat meeting to be held at New
Delhi on 20.07.2014.
CHQ has issued
notification to hold a meeting of the Central Secretariat
at New Delhi on 20.07.2014. Central Secretariat is a
constitutional body of BSNLEU, duly approved by the
Registrar of Trade Unions. Further, the same SR Branch had
issued letter for the grant of special casual leave, for
the Central Secretariat meeting, held on 26.08.2013. Hence, it is ridiculous that
the SR Branch has decided to deny special casual leave for
the participants of the meeting to be held on 20.07.2014.
This denial, only reveals the anti-BSNLEU attitude of the
GM (SR). BSNLEU will appropriately handle this problem.<<view
writes to the CMD BSNL, seeking his intervention in
getting special C/L granted for the meting of Central
Office issued order on provision of Pre-Paid GSM SIM Card
to all Non-Executive employees working in BSNL.<<<view
writes to the CMD BSNL, urging to hold the Sports and
Welfare Board meetings.<<<view
writes to the CMD BSNL on the non-implementation of the
decision of the National Council regarding discrepancies
in the JTO LICE question papers.<<<view
writes to the Corporate Office to stop the recovery of the
so called overpayment, in respect of Non-Executives who
got promotion prior to 01.10.2000, but who opted for pay
fixation on DNI which fell after 01.10.2000.<<<view
writes to the CMD BSNL regarding swindling of Rs.2.5 crore,
by M/s. HFCL, in collaboration with the Management in
BSNL writes to CGMs regarding pending pre-2007 pension
has informed BSNL that still a large number of pre-2007
pension revision cases are pending in the circles of
Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Odisha, UP (West) and
Maharashtra. In turn, the CMD BSNL has written DO letter
to the concerned CGMs. The concerned Circle Secretaries
are requested to take the issue with their CGMs and
arrange to send the necessary report to the Corporate
Office without further delay.<<view
K.C. Jena, Circle Vice-President, Odisha, passed away.
Com. K.C. Jena,
Circle Vice-President and Secretary, Staff Side, Local
Council, Baripada, passed away at Apollo hospital,
Bhubaneswar, at 1600 hrs yesterday the 03.07.2014. He
suffered a heart attack. Com. K.C. Jena was a senior
leader of BSNLEU in Odisha circle. CHQ pays respectful
homage to the departed leader and offers heartfelt
condolences to the members of his family, friends, as well
as all the comrades of Odisha circle.
Secretary addressed an impressive meeting at Salem, Tamil
The Salem District Union
of BSNLEU conducted an impressive meeting at Salem on
02.07.2014. A large number of comrades attended the
meeting, which was presided over by com. S. Tamil Mani,
District President, as well as ACS. Com. E. Gopal,
District Secretary, delivered the welcome address. Com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS, Com. S. Chellappa, CS, and Com. M.
Narayanasamy, ACS addressed the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu,
GS, spoke at length about the anti-people and anti-labour
measures being taken one by one, by the Narendra Modi
govt., the status of various demands of the Non-Executives
and the tasks to be under taken for the revival of BSNL.<<view
issues show-cause notice to Idea Cellular for alleged
violation of CMTS licence norms.
The Department of
Telecommunications (DoT) has issued a show-cause notice to
Idea Cellular for alleged violation of Cellular Mobile
Telephone Services (CMTS) licence norms in the Delhi
circle. Earlier in 2007, the operator had allegedly issued
3,640 mobile phone connections to Limco Sales Corporation
(LSC), which in turn rented them out to individuals. Under
the CMTS licence, renting of SIM cards is not permitted.
Further, Idea Cellular had transferred various important
rights to LSC without conducting regular checks to ensure
its enforcement. The checks were necessary to comply with
licence conditions for ensuring national security and no
loss to the government revenue. DoT has now asked Idea
Cellular to reply why action should not be initiated
against it for violation of licence terms and conditions.
bags two purchase orders for Rs.2984 crore from BSNL.
Public Sector Company ITI
has bagged two purchase orders from BSNL, for Rs.2984
crore. These orders are part of Network for Spectrum (NFS),
project for setting up of optical fibre network.
writes to the Director (CM) on shortage of 2G and 3G SIM
cards in Kerala circle.<<<view
is the Only Mobile Operator having Presence up to Amarnath
Holy Cave with a Valuable Free Talktime...
On the commencement of
Holy Amarnath Yatra 2014, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL),
the pioneer telecom company, PSU has provided mobile
connectivity enroute Holy Cave both from Pahalgam as well
as from Baltal Route. With the commissioning of the state
of art technology Mobile BTS’s, the pilgrims of Amarnath
Yatra 2014, can remain in touch with their families during
the entire Amarnath Yatra. Needless to mention that BSNL
is the only mobile operator, which is providing the mobile
connectivity for the Amarnath Yarties. By this, Indian
mobile subscribers may understand that, the private
telecom operators offer their telecom services only in
cities and urban areas not in remote & special areas for
the general public of India where revenue potential is
[Source: BSNL Teleservices, dated
Kerala boosts earnings
Earnings of the Kerala
Circle of BSNL during 2013-14 financial year are
Rs.2819.60 crore, higher by Rs.200 crore than what the
circle earned in the previous year. The profit for the
year had risen to Rs.411.20 crore, an increase of
Rs.124.62 crore over that of the previous year. CHQ
congratulate the Kerala comrades for their excellent
Chennai circle conducted a very successful convention on
Neo-Liberal Policies, Communal Harmony and the 10 point
charter of demands of the Central Trade Unions.<<click
to the Non-Executives for pay fixation on promotion, on
the date of next increment, which fell after
01-10-2000 - Corporate Office issued letter to stop
BSNLEU has long been
demanding, that the Non-Executives, as in the case of
Executives, should also be given option for fixation of
pay on promotion, on the date of the next increment, which
fell after 01.10.2000. BSNL has referred the case to the
DoT, and a favourable decision is likely to come. Hence,
BSNLEU has been demanding that the recovery going on in
this regard, should be stopped. This issue was discussed
in the 30th meeting of the National Council held on
23.04.2014, wherein it was assured that letter would be
issued for stoppage of recovery. This issue was again
discussed in the talks held between the JAC and the
Management on 27.06.2014. We are glad that finally,
Corporate Office has issued the letter for stopping
meeting of the JAC to take place on 17-07-2014.
The next meeting of the
JAC of the Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives
will take place on 17.07.2014. The meeting will review the
talks held with the Management on 27.06.2014,
implementation of the assurances given by the Management
on certain important issues, as well as the future action
A.N. Rai, Director (EB & HR) will hold additional charge
of CMD BSNL w.e.f. 1st July, 2014, since
Shri R.K. Upadhyay has retired on 30.06.2014.<<click
arrested the BSNL General Manager at Karnal, Haryana.
The CBI has arrested the
General Manager of BSNL Karnal, in Haryana circle, for
demanding and taking a bribe of Rs.2 lakh. The amount is
taken by the GM, from a JTO, for favouring him in the
departmental enquiry. The CBI laid a trap, and arrested
the GM red handed, when he was receiving the bribe money.
The CBI has also raided the residences of the GM at Karnal
and at Delhi.
to be increased by 2.9% from 1st July, 2014,
which raised from 88.4% to 91.3%.
suggested DoT to cancel broadband spectrum allocated to
In its draft report, the
CAG has suggested to DoT to cancel nationwide broadband
spectrum allocated to Infotel Broadband Services, now a
Reliance Industries company, for allegedly rigging the
auction and violating rules.
The draft report sent to
the department of telecom (DoT) for comments, said, "the
DoT failed to recognize the tell-tale sign of rigging of
the auction right from beginning of the auction" in which
a small ISP, Infotel Broadband Services Pvt Ltd (IBSPL)
emerged winner of pan-India broadband spectrum by paying
5,000 times of its net worth.
RIL, which acquired IBSPL
within hours of it winning the spectrum and later renamed
it Reliance Jio. Government auditor asks why ‘front firm’
picking air waves was not red-flagged; how RJio was
allowed to offer voice telephony. The auditor said that
going by the value telcos paid for spectrum between 2012
and 2014, RJio appeared to have been accorded undue
advantage of Rs.22,842 crore. The main issue is a policy
that permitted Internet service providers (ISP) with
broadband spectrum to start offering voice telephony
services by paying an additional Rs.1,658 crore.
According to the CAG, the policy may have resulted in a
loss to the exchequer.
[Courtesy: Business Line]
gist of discussions, held between the JAC and the Director
(HR), on 27.06.2014.<<click
held talks with the Director (HR), on the 30 point charter
The JAC held talks with
the Director (HR) today the 27-06-2014, on the 30 point
charter of demands. The JAC leaders who participated in
the talks included com.P.Abhimanyu, Convener,JAC,
com.Chandeswar Singh, President, JAC, com.V.A.N.Namboodiri,
President, BSNLEU, com.Islam Ahmed, President, NFTE,
com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com.R.K.Kohli, GS, NFTBE,
com.Sunil Gautam(SNATTA). Management side was also
represented by shri.R.K.Goyal, GM (Estt.), shri Neeraj
Verma, GM (SR), shri A.K.Singhal, GM (Admn.), smt.Smita
Choudhary, GM (EF), smt. Madhu Arora, GM (Restg.), shri
S.S.Agarwal, GM(Pers) and shri Satish Wadhwa, DGM (SR).
Elaborate discussion took place on all the 30 demands
contained in the charter of demands. It was agreed that
discussion on certain issues will continue further. A gist
of the discussion will be uploaded on the website shortly.
of JAC held.
A meeting of the JAC of
the Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives was held
today, the 26.06.2014. Com. Chandeswar Singh, President,
JAC, presided over the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu,
Convenor, JAC, welcomed the participants and reported on
the developments that had taken place, since the
presentation of the charter of demands on 09.04.2014. The
meeting unanimously decided to participate in the meeting
to be held with the Director (HR), tomorrow, on the 30
point charter of demands. It was also decided that the
next meeting of the JAC will be held on 17.07.2014.
JACs at all circle and district levels.
The JAC meeting held at
New Delhi today the, 26.06.2014, decided that JACs should
be formed at all circle and district levels. The circle
and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to
interact with all other constituents of the JAC and form
the circle and district level JACs at the earliest.
of the Standing Committee held.
A meeting of the
re-constituted Standing Committee was held today, the
26.06.2014. The items which were already discussed in the
29th and 30th National Council meetings were reviewed. It
was agreed in the meeting, that the items discussed in the
Standing Committee, prior to the 6th Membership
Verification will be discussed in the Standing Committee
meeting to be held on 22.07.2014. A brief note on the
discussions held to today will be uploaded on CHQ website
Management invites JAC for talks.
As already reported, the
BSNL Management had been taking a strong position that
they would not hold any discussion with the JAC on the 30
point charter of demands. The leaders of BSNLEU and NFTE
met shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR), and held discussions
today the 26.06.2014. The leaders urged the Director (HR)
to invite the JAC for talks. Convinced by the arguments of
the leaders, the Director (HR) agreed to invite the JAC
for talks. A letter has been issued in this regard,
addressed to com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convenor, JAC,
and com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE & President, JAC.<<<view
of BSNL Associations and Unions meeting held on
A meeting of the Forum of
BSNL Associations and Unions held on 25th June,
2014 took the following decisions:
(1) The Forum will
approach the Hon’ble Minister for Communications & IT for
holding meeting on revival of BSNL at the earliest.
(2) Since, the DoT
has not replied the queries of Deptt. Of Expenditures on
revision of pension on the basis of 78.2% of IDA for BSNL
Pensioners’ till date, the Forum will approach the
Secretary, DoT, immediately and urge him to send reply to
the DOE queries.
shows green signal to BSNL's Rs 3,567 crore project in
naxal hit areas.<<click
with 10 employees to come under
EPFO; 50 lakh to gain.<<click
Management rejects BSNLEU’s demand, to invite the JAC, for
discussion to be held on 27.06.2014, with the Director
(HR), on the 30 point charter of demands submitted by the
assault on the Public Sector.
The Modi government is
moving fast to kill the Public Sector. His government has
already initiated steps to sell 5% shares in SAIL, 10%
shares in Coal India, 10% shares in RINL, 11.6% shares in
NHPC. The government has also started the process of
selling it’s 29.54% residual shares in Hindustan Zinc and
it’s 49% shares in BALCO. From the disinvestment of the 5 PSUs
alone, viz., SAIL Hindustan Zinc, RINL, Coal India and
NHPC, the government aims to mobilize Rs.69,000 crore.
This excludes the amount that the government will get from
the sale of 49% shares of BALCO. Undoubtedly, this is a
major assault on the Public Sector of the country.
The Economic Times dated 23-06-2014]
of Ambedkar Jayanthi by BSNLEU
writes a strong letter to the GM (SR), over
non-implementation of the decision of the National
Council, regarding discrepancies in the question papers of
JTO LICE, held on 02.06.2013.<<view
strong state backed player, not good for Telecom Sector” –
says private lobby.
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad,
Hon’ble MoC had stated that revival of BSNL and MTNL was
his priority and that the govt. would provide
infrastructure support to both the PSUs. The private
telecom operators, who are continuously enjoying the
support of the govt., have started raising a hue and cry
over the Minister’s statement. As reported by the Hindu
dated 22.06.2014, Credit Suisse, a research firm, has
stated that “a strong state backed competitor is not a
good news for the Industry.” What Credit Suisse has said
is nothing but the voice of the Private lobby. Let us wait
and see what happens.
writes to Director (HR), demanding settlement of the
pensionary benefits to the 8 Adhoc RMs of Bihar Circle,
who had expired.<<view
writes to the Corporate Office seeking to clarify the
eligibility for promotion under (NEPP), for the Sr.TOAs of
with the GM (Estt.) at Corporate Office.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and
com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, met Shri R.K. Goyal, (GM (Estt.),
today, the 23.06.2014, and discussed the following pending
with the GM (Admn.).
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and
com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, met Shri A.K. Singhal, GM (Admn.),
today the 23.06.2014, and discussed the following issues:-
Rs.200/- SIM to all the left out Non-Executives.
The issue is already approved by the Management Committee.
Union representatives urged early releasing of the order.
& Cultural Board meeting.
This will be held in the 2nd week of July.
Welfare Board meeting.
Steps are being taken to hold the meeting early.
writes to the Director (HR),
relaxing the 10th
std. qualification condition for candidates to appear
Telecom Mechanic LDCE.<<view
writes to the GM (Restg.),
regarding unwanted insertion done in the agreement signed on
31.01.2013, regarding change of designations.<<click
not to participate in the talks to be held on 27.06.2014,
on the 30 point charter of demands.
The Joint Action
Committee of the Unions and Associations of the
Non-Executives submitted a 30 point charter of demands on
09.04.2014. Most of the demands contained in the charter,
are burning and long pending demands of the
Non-Executives. Surprisingly, the Management has taken the
decision not to hold any talks with the JAC. Instead, it
has called only BSNLEU and NFTE for the talks to be held
on 27.06.2014. The All India Centre of BSNLEU met on
20.06.2014 and discussed the issue. It is decided in the
meeting that BSNLEU should not participate in the talks,
if the JAC is not invited. BSNLEU has given a letter to
this effect to the Management. It is understood that NFTE
has also taken a similar decision.<<view
Committee meeting to be held at 1100 hrs on 26.06.2014.
The newly reconstituted
Standing Committee of the National Council will meet at
1100 hrs on 26.06.2014. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri, President and com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, are
the representatives of BSNLEU in the Committee. The
Management Side will consist of GM (SR), GM (Estt.), GM (EF)
and DGM (SR). The Committee will review the actions taken
to implement the decisions taken in the National Council.
meeting to be held at 1600 hrs on 26.06.2014.
A meeting of the JAC of
the Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives will be
held at 1600 hrs on 26.06.2014. The venue of the meeting
is BSNL MS office. The meeting will review the
developments that have taken place after the submission of
the 30 point charter of demands to the Management, as well
as the future course of action to be taken thereon.
Anupam Shrivastava’s name not cleared by the ACC, for the
post of CMD BSNL.
BSNL will not be having a
regular CMD, after 30th June. The Appointments
Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has refused to clear,
Director (CM), Shri Anupam Shrivastava’s appointment, as
the next CMD of BSNL. Shri Anupam’s name has been
recommended by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB)
and was cleared by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).
However, after the change of government at the Centre, the
ACC wants the DoT to resubmit the file, after
incorporating the views of the new Minister, Shri Ravi
Shankar Prasad. As a result of this, BSNL will not be
having a regular CMD after 30th June, when the
present CMD retires. BSNLEU has already written to the
Hon’ble Minister to take urgent steps to fill up the posts
of CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and Director (Finance).
Modi has started giving the bitter pills.
The Modi government has
steeply hiked the railway passenger fare and the freight
tariffs. The passenger fare is hiked by 14.2%. The freight
charges are increased by 6.5%. Both these increases are
the steepest ever made. The common man will be badly hit
by these increases. More importantly, the steep increase
in freight tariffs are going to push up the prices of all
the commodities. In 2013, the UPA government increased the
fares by 5 – 10 per cent after 10 long years. Before that,
the fares were reduced when Lalu Prasad Yadav was the
Railway Minister in UPA-I govt. Fares were once again
reduced when Mamata Bannerjee was the Railway Minister in
UPA-II govt. The BJP, which came to power by attacking the
Congress party for inflation and price rise, has delivered
a blow to the ordinary people, by increasing the passenger
fare and freight charges. BSNLEU strongly condemns these
hikes and demands to withdraw them.
to be observed in BSNL Offices during the year 2015.<<click
of Public Enterprises - Clarifications regarding
introduction of Pension Scheme and Post Superannuation
Medical Benefits in CPSEs.<<click
LICE question paper with errors – GS urges Sr.GM (Rect.)
to implement National Council meeting decision.
It is repeatedly being
taken up by BSNLEU that Management should take remedial
measures in respect of the question papers with errors,
for the JTO exam held on 02.06.2013. The issue was
discussed in the 30th National Council meeting
also, and appropriate decision was taken. As per the
decision, the Sr.GM (Rect.) should send a letter to all
the CGMs directing them to take remedial measures. Despite
repeated reminders, this letter is yet to be issued.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke to the Sr.GM (Rect.) today the
20.06.2014 and urged him to immediately issue the letter.
The Sr.GM (Rect.) assured to issue the letter.
of MTNL shares surged in Mumbai stock exchange, following
Ravi Shankar Prasad's announcement.
Hon'ble Minister of
Communications, shri Ravi Shankar Prasad's statement on
the revival of BSNL and MTNL has sent the right signal
across the country. He has stated that the government
would provide infrastructure support for the revival of
BSNL and MTNL. As a result of this statement, the price of
the shares of MTNL has surged in the Mumbai stock
exchange. The price of MTNL shares, which was selling at
Rs.33.85, increased by 7%. The statement of the Minister
has given confidence to the public that MTNL will be
revived. This has pushed the price of it's share in the
should expeditiously install mobile towers in the naxalite
infected districts of Chhattisgarh state - says Chief
Minister, Raman Singh.
Shri Raman Singh, Hon'ble
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, has instructed BSNL, that
it should expeditiously install 181 towers in the naxalite
infected districts of Chhattisgarh. It should be noted
that no private telecom company is prepared to provide
mobile service to the people of those districts in
Chhattisgarh, which are affected with naxalite insurgency.
BSNL being the government company, has been told by the
government of India to install towers and start providing
mobile service in those areas. The government must realise
that it is only BSNL which will stand by the people and
the country, when the security of the nation is at threat.
Hence, government should not try to kill BSNL.
Circular No.05 (Hindi)
will provide infrastructure support to MTNL and BSNL- says
shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble MoC.
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble MoC, has stated that
MTNL and BSNL need proper infrastructure support. He has
pointed out that in the past, MTNL and BSNL had not
received the attention that they required. He has also
assured that the government would provide the necessary
infrastructure support to MTNL and BSNL. Further, he has
stated that he has told MTNL and BSNL that they should
improve their quality of services to the customers. We
fully agree with the Hon'ble MoC's statement. He has
rightly pointed out that MTNL and BSNL were neglected in
the past. We also welcome his statement that the
government would provide necessary infrastructure support
to both the PSUs. There cannot be two opinion that both
MTNL and BSNL's quality of services should be improved,
and we are sure that the employees would achieve it. This
is the first time that a Minister of Communications has
openly come out in support of the two telecom PSUs. It may
be remembered that soon after shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
assumed office, BSNLEU wrote to him, drawing his attention
as to how BSNL's equipment supply was blocked
systematically by vested interests for nearly 6 years and
also how BSNL was being denied level playing field,
vis-a-vis private telecom companies. BSNLEU, will remain
in the forefront in persuading the Hon'ble MoC, so that
BSNL gets the required support from the government.
Times of India dated 18-06-2014]
Office letter on rectification of anomaly in pension of
BSNL employees retired within ten months of their
absorption in BSNL w.e.f. 01.10.2000.<<<view
tightens around Dayanidhi Maran in the misuse of 323 ISDN
The CBI is proceeding
fast against Dayanidhi Maran, for misusing 323 high speed
ISDN lines, when he was the Minister for Communications.
According to media reports, Dayanidhi Maran was grilled by
the CBI, at New Delhi, last month. The accusation against
Dayanidhi Maran was that, he misused his power and got a
virtual telephone exchange, with 323 lines, installed at
his Chennai residence. Those 323 lines were high speed
ISDN lines, capable of carrying huge volume of high speed
digital data across the globe. A dedicated cable was also
laid, for connecting this telephone exchange with the Sun
TV, owned by Dayanidhi Maran's family. So, it is obvious
that the 323 ISDN lines were misused for the transmission
of Sun TV's programme. Eventhough CBI started the probe in
2011 itself, it was moving slow for political reasons.
However, it has started moving fast, after the new
government came to power at Centre.
[ Courtesy : Times of India dated 17-06-2014 ]
Office releases agreement signed with BSNLEU, on change of
designations of RM and TM cadres, after nearly one and
The BSNL Corporate Office
has released the agreement signed with BSNLEU, on change
of designations of RM and TM cadres, after nearly one and
half years. An agreement was reached in the National
Council meeting, held on 30-01-2013, in respect of change
of designations of the cadres of RM and TM. As per the
decision of that meeting, the Designations Committee met
on the next day, i.e., on 31-01-2013. In that meeting, an
agreement was signed between the Staff Side and the
Management Side, in respect of change of designations for
the cadres of Regular Mazdoor and Telecom Mechanic.
According to the agreement, the new designation of RM
would be Telecom Assistant and the new designation of TM
would be Telecom Technician. However, the Management did
not implement the agreement on flimsy grounds. Moreover,
due to the whimsical attitude of some officers in the
Corporate Office, even the agreement was not released. CHQ
has continuously been pressurising for the release of the
agreement. Now, the agreement is released vide letter
no.2-4/2007-Restg. dated 16-06-2014. However, the
Management Side has inserted it's own clause, that the
agreement would be implemented only together with the
change of designations of TTA and Sr.TOA. This is not
true. We will take up this issue.<<<view
Secretary addressed Tamil Nadu Circle Executive Committee
The Tamil Nadu Circle
Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU is being held at
Chennai today. Com.V.P.Indira, Vice- President of the
Circle Union, is presiding over the meeting.
inaugurated the meeting. In his address, the GS explained
bout the present political situation of the country and
the role of the working class, issues connected with the
viability of BSNL and their present status, issues of the
Non-Executives and efforts being taken by the JAC, etc.
Com.S.Chellappa, CS, presented his report on activities.
Circle Executive Committee members are deliberating on the
report. The following are the views of the meeting.
Circular No.05 dated 16.06.2014.<<click
writes to the Director (HR), insisting to invite the JAC
for the discussion to be held on 27.06.2014, on the 30
point charter of demands.<<View letter>>
successful Punjab circle conference ended in an upbeat
The upbeat Punjab circle
conference has come to a successful completion. A large
number of delegates participated in the delegates' session
and debated on a number of issues, related to the problems
of the Non-Executives, as well as the viability of the
Company. Finally, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, replied to the
issues raised by the delegates, in detail. He explained
the efforts taken by BSNLEU to solve the problems as well
as their present status, formation of the JAC, etc. He
emphasised that the Non-Executives have to unitedly fight, to
bring improvement on the issues. Thereafter, the report on
activities, as well as audited report were passed, and
election of office-bearers was held unanimously.
Undoubtedly, the Conference has given an impetus to BSNLEU,
for further advancement in Punjab circle.
wine in new bottle.
One of the opposition
members in the Lok Sabha, while participating in the
debate on the President's address, remarked that the
policy of the BJP government is nothing but "old wine in
new bottle". Despite it's tall claims to serve the poor
people, the steps being taken by the Narendra Modi
government indicate, that it is going to follow the same
old Neo-Liberal policies, that were followed by the
Congress led UPA government. For example, media reports
say that the new government is moving in the direction of
deregulating the price of diesel. This means nothing but
withdrawal of the subsidy on diesel. As reported by the
Economic Times dated 12.06.2014, the Oil Ministry is
moving a note to the Cabinet, for withdrawal of subsidy on
diesel, by deregulating it's price. This move will help
the Modi government to save Rs. 1, 40, 000 crore. But at
the same time, this move will hit the poor hard, as it
will shoot up an alround price rise.
Office letter on holding of meeting of the Standing
Committee of National Council.<<View letter>>
guidelines for regulation of expenditure on indoor
treatment – cases where no CGHS rates are prescribed for
any treatment/procedure.<<View letter>>
Signed with Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) for extending
various loan Schemes to BSNL Employees.<<View letter>>
circle conference of BSNLEU, Punjab circle, started
enthusiastically at Chandigarh.<<click
the contract workers to improve the economy", says
the Economic Times.
The practice of engaging
contract workers for jobs which are permanent in nature,
has become a curse for the working class of our country.
In fact, this is a serious problem for the trade union
movement world over. The Central Trade Union Organisations
are continuously conducting struggles for the upliftment
of the contract workers. But the successive NDA and UPA
governments that came to power at the Centre, had turned a
deaf ear to the demands. Since the contract workers form
90% of the workforce, the economy of the country itself
cannot advance, without bringing improvement in their
working conditions. This fact has been amply made clear in
the editorial of The Economic Times dated 12-06-2014. It
is known to all that "The Economic Times" is the mouth
piece of the corporates and the rich of our country.
Still, the paper has realised that without regularising
the contract workers, the economy of the country cannot
progress. We reproduce hereunder, the relevant portion of
the said editorial:-
“Today, nearly 90% of the country's workforce is in the
unorganised sector, without health, insurance and other
benefits. Regularising contract workers who perform the
same work as their permanent counterparts will improve not
just industrial relations but also aggregate demand I the
economy, paving way for faster economic growth".
companies posted 10.1% Revenue Growth in 2013-14.
Telecom companies have
posted 10.1% Revenue Growth in the financial year 2013-14.
The Revenue Growth posted in the financial year 2012-13
was only 8.6%. However, it was only the big companies
which had increased their revenue, while the smaller
companies are facing erosion in their revenue. In March
2014, the Revenue Market Share (RMS) of Airtel stood at
30.5%. The RMS of Vodafone stood at 23.4%, while the RMS
of Idea Cellular stood at 16.6%. The total RMS of these
top 3 companies comes to 70.4%. At the same time, smaller
telecom companies have seen erosion in their RMS in
2013-14. For example, Tata Teleservices has seen erosion
in RMS in 22 circles. BSNL and Reliance Communications
have seen revenue erosion in 18 circles each.
writes to the Hon’ble Minister of Communications, urging
upon him to fill up the vacant posts at the Board level.<<View letter>>
Board meeting and Sports & Cultural Board meeting to be
held in this month.
The Welfare Board meeting
as well as the Sports & Cultural Board meeting are not
held for the past few years. BSNLEU is continuously
pressing upon the Corporate Management to hold the meeting
without further delay. The issue was once again discussed
with Shri A.K. Singhal, GM (Admn.) by com. P. Abhimanyu,
GS, yesterday the 12.06.2014. The GM (Admn.) stated that
all the steps are being taken to hold both the meetings
within this month itself.
Committee meeting slated to be held on 26.06.2014.
The Standing Committee of
the National Council has been reconstituted. Com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri Neeraj Verma, GM (SR) yesterday
the 12.06.2014, and urged upon him to hold the meeting
expeditiously. It was told by the GM (SR) that the
standing Committee meeting is likely to be held on
Islam Ahmed, President, NFTE BSNL, bereaved.
We are greatly
saddened to hear the news that com. Islam Ahmed’s wife had
breathed her last. She had been unwell for some time.
BSNLEU condoles her death and offers it’s heartfelt
condolences to com. Islam Ahemd, his family and relatives.
on Rs.200/= free SIM to all, will be issued within a day
Corporate Office letter
on Rs.200/= free SIM to all, will be issued within a day
or two. BSNLEU has been pressing for this demand and it
was also discussed in the last National Council meeting
held on 23.04.2014. All the left out Non- Executives,
including those who are working in Indoor and offices will
also be issued with this SIM, with access to the CUG of
the Executives, within the SSA.
Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU is to be held on 20.07.2014
at New Delhi.
A meeting of the Central
Secretariat of BSNLEU (consisting of the Central Office-
bearers only) will be held on
20.07.2014, at K.G. Bose
All Central Office –bearers are requested to kindly attend
the meeting without fail.<<View Notice>>
Bank to be launched on 15th July, 2014.
The BRICS, an
organization consisting of the 5 developing nations, viz,
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is likely
to start it’s development Bank on 15th July, 2014. The
agreement for this will be signed in the city of Fortaleza
in Brazil, on that day. The BRICKS bank will start with a
capital of $100 billion and the members will have equal
rights. At present, the World Bank, which is being
controlled by the imperialist countries, is dictating
terms to the developing countries like India, for
extending loans. The World Bank is very particular in
forcing the developing countries to open their doors to
the lootings of multi national corporations. We hope that
the BRICS Bank will put a fullstop to such armtwistings of
the World Bank.
Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU is to be held on
20.07.2014, at New Delhi
writes to ED (Finance), BSNL, demanding implementaton of
the National council decision, in respect of JAO exam,
held in Rajasthan circle.<<View letter>>
may soon have private sector experts at the top.
Soon, private sector
experts may be made heads of the PSUs. The new government
is taking steps in this direction, it is understood. It is
learnt that the Coal India Ltd and NHPC may be the PSUs
first to get such private sector experts as CMD. The
government has told the Power Secretary to move a note to
the DoPT in this regard. Already the anti – PSU and pro-
private policies of the government have weakened the
Public Sector. Now, the new move of the government, to
appoint private experts as the CMDs of PSUs, will
undoubtedly further weaken the PSUs.
writes to the Corporate Office, demanding to stop the
recovery, in respect of the Non – Executives absorbed in BSNL and, who opted for IDA pay scale from the date of
promotion after 01.10.2000.<<View letter>>
writes to the Corporate Office, demanding payment of
arrears from 01.01.2007, on revision of the rates of
Staff Side writes to the GM (SR), demanding preparation of
the minutes of the National Council with actual
observations made in the meetings and not with after
a shining example of dedication and selflessness.
got elected as the circle secretary of the Gujarat circle
union, in November, 2011, in the circle conference held at
Baruch. Before getting elected as the circle secretary, he
was the Junagadh District Secretary. With his sober and
friendly nature, com.D.K.Bakutra was able to carry
everyone together with him. Thus, within 2 years, he was
able to restore the lost glory of BSNLEU in Gujarat
circle. In the 5th Membership Verification, BSNLEU was
defeated there. But com.D.K.Bakutra restored the lost
glory of BSNLEU in that circle. He steered the Union to
victory in the 6th Membership Verification. Under the
able leadership of com.D.K.Bakutra, the strength of BSNLEU
in Gujarat increased by leaps and bounds. The Junagadh
district union, under the guidance of com.D.K.Bakutra, had
made excellent arrangements for the 5th Circle
Conference, which was held on 7th and 8th instant. They
were appreciated by one and all. Above all,
com.D.K.Bakutra gracefully stepped down from the post of
circle secretary, to pave way for a new team to take over
the charge. CHQ salutes com.D.K.Bakutra.
Educative Open Session conducted in the Gujarat Circle
Conference. A host of officers and union leaders
A very effective Open
Session was conducted on 07-06-2014, in the BSNLEU circle
conference, which was held at Junagadh. A large number of
employees enthusiastically participated in this session.
It was heartening to note that a host of top officers of
the Gujarat circle administration as well as trade union
leaders participated in this Open Session, traveling long
distances, even though it was being held in a remote
corner of the circle. Serious deliberations took place in
the session, regarding the improvement of services in
Gujarat Circle. It was presided over by com.P.K.Thakkar,
Circle President, and was addressed by com.P.Abhimanyu,
GS, shri Balraj Singh, CGM, Gujarat, smt. Anima Roy, GM (Admn.),
CGM office, com. John Verghese, Organising Secretary
(CHQ), com.A.M.Patil, Vice-President (CHQ), shri Bhatambre,
GM, Junagadh, com.D.K.Bakutra, CS, BSNLEU, com.B.G.Patil,
CS, SNEA, com.R.M.Belani, CS, AIBSNLEA, com.M.S.Vora, CS,
TEPU. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke on the present political
situation and the role of the trade unions in
strengthening BSNL, the anti-worker Neo-Liberal policies
that are being followed by the successive NDA and UPA
governments at the Centre, the necessity to improve the
work culture by the Management as well as by the
employees to improve the quality of services, etc. It is
sure that this Open Session will go a long way in the
revitalisation of BSNL in Gujarat circle.<<View
500 donated towards CHQ fund, in the Gujarat Circle
An amount of Rs.95, 500
was donated towards CHQ fund, in the Gujarat Circle
Conference, held at Junagadh. Of this, Rs.65, 500 was
donated by the Junagadh District Union and Rs.30, 000 was
donated by the Godhra District Union. The cheques for the
donations were received by com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, who
heartily thanked the two district unions.<<View
two day Gujarat Circle Conference took off
enthusiastically at Junagat today.
The two day Gujarat
circle conference of BSNLEU, started enthusiastically at
Junagat today. The Reception Committee of the circle
conference has made
for the Conference. The meeting took off with the flag
hoisting ceremony. The National Flag was hoisted by com.P.
K. Thakkar, Circle President. The Union Flag was hoisted
by com .P. Abhimanyu, GS. Floral tributes were paid at the
martyrs' column. Thereafter, the session started. Com.P.K.
Thakkar, Circle President, presided over the session.
Leaders were welcomed with bouquets. The welcome address
was delivered by com.D.K.Bakutra, Circle Secretary and by
com. Rathod, DS, BSNLEU, Junagat. Homage to the departed
leaders was paid, by observing a minute's silence.
Presidential Address was delivered by com.P.K.Thakkar.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, inaugurated the Conference and
delivered his speech on all the current issues. He urged
that the Narendra Modi government should not follow the
same old Neo-Liberal policies, followed by the earlier NDA
and UPA governments. He explained at length, exposing the
Neo-Liberal policies, which had weakened the Public
Sector, including the BSNL. He explained about the
communal tension recently created in Pune and called upon
the leaders and cadres to be vigilant and work for
communal harmony. The efforts taken by BSNLEU, to unify
all the unions and associations of the Non-Executives,
under the banner of the JAC, to find solution to the long
pending problems, was also explained by the General
Secretary. The Conference was also addressed by com.A.M.
Patil, Vice-President (CHQ). Thereafter the report on
activities and financial report were placed in the house.
An Open Session will take place at 1600 hrs today.<<View
– Al – Assad reelected as president with a landslide
In a landside victory, Bashar
– Al- Assad is reelected as the president of Syria. He
polled 88.7% votes, while his nearest rival polled only
4.3% votes. Independent observers, including
parliamentarians from a number of countries, declared the
polling as free and fair. The people of Syaria celebrated
the victory of Assad on the streets. The reelection of
Bashar – Al – Assad is a victory for democracy in Syria
and a major blow to the United States, which pumped
billions of dollars and arms and ammunitions in to Syria,
to over throw the democratically elected government in
Syria. The United States even decided to make ‘an Iraq –
type of attack’ on Syria to overthrow Bashar – al – Assad.
But it could not do it, since the British Parliament
opposed it and Germany was not willing to join the attack
.The US should learn a lesson from this election result
and should not hereafter intervene in other countries.
Leave can be availed for less than 15 days also
As per the rules, the
Childcare Leave (CCL) can be availed for a minimum period
of 15 days only. Less than 15 days of CCL cannot be
availed. This rule is modified now by the DOPT, according
to which CCL can be availed for less than 15 days also.
to lay submarine cable to connect Andaman & Nicobar with
been a long time demand
of BSNLEU and other unions and associations of Andaman &
Nicobar, that govt. should lay a submarine cable to
connect the A & N Islands with the Indian mainland. At
present communication is being provided between the
islands and the mainland, using satellite bandwidth. This
medium is very costly. In fact a major portion of the
revenue of BSNL in A&N circle is being used to pay charges
for satellite bandwidth. Because of this factor, the A & N
circle is running in loss, even though it is the biggest
service provider there. Now govt. is moving to lay a
submarine cable between A & N and the mainland. The DOT
will shortly take up this issue for the approval of the
Cabinet. It may take 2 to 3 years to complete this project
against the judgment of the Hon’ble Madras CAT on JTO
LICE- GS, BSNLEU urges Director (HR)
In respect of the JTO,
LICE held in Tamil Nadu circle, the Hon’ble Madras CAT has
given an order which will seriously affect the future of
hundreds of candidates. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, requested
the Director (HR) yesterday the 04.06.2014, to do the
needful so that BSNL appeals against the judgment. The
Directed (HR) assured that the needful would be done, soon
after the GM (Estt) joins duty, on expiry of his leave.
BSNLEU, seeks expeditious approval of JTO RR by the BSNL
revised JTO RR is already
approved by the Management Committee, and is awaiting the
approval of the BSNL Board. If this RR is approved, it
will result in the Regular promotion of all the
Officiating JTOs. Further, the qualifying service for
appearing the JTO LICE will also be reduced from 7 Years
to 5 years. Both these are the long pending demands of
BSNLEU. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, in his meeting with shri
A.N. Rai, Director (HR) yesterday the 04.06.2014, urged
for an early approval of the Revised RR, by the BSNL
Board. The Director (HR) assured to do the needful in the
BSNL Board meeting which will be held on 6th June, 2014.
change of designations expeditiously – Director (HR) urged
The issue of change of
designations of the Non-Executives is being unduly
delayed, due to the mind-blocks of some of the officers in
the Corporate Office. This is one issue, which could be
settled without any expenditure. The Committee for change
of designations has been reconstituted with GM level
officers. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, who met Shri A.N. Rai,
Director (HR) yesterday the 04.06.2014, sought his
intervention and appropriate direction to the officers of
the Committee to settle the issue without any mind-block.
The Director (HR) assured to do the needful in this
circle conducts an impressive convention at Jammu Tawi, as
per the call of the Rajkot CEC meeting.<<click
Management Trainee exam expeditiously, GS, BSNLEU, insists
on the Management.
the National Council meeting
held on 23.04.2014, the Staff Side was assured that the
notification for the Management Trainee exam would be
issued within three months. However, nothing seems to be
moving in this connection. On enquiry, it is found out
that the matter is lying pending in the Recruitment
Branch. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri A.N. Rai, Director
(HR) yesterday the 04.06.2014 and expressed his concern
over the delay. The Director (HR) immediately instructed
the Sr. GM (Rectt.) to issue the notification without
delay. The Non- Executives will not be allowed to sit the
forthcoming MT exam. However, in the Notional Council
meeting held on 23.04.2014, the Management has assured
that it would consider reviewing of the MT Recruitment
Rules, after the forthcoming exam is held, to allow
Non-Executives with the requisite qualification to appear
the exam. Such a review will greatly help the DR TTAs who
have the requisite qualification.
for the JAC meeting to be held on 26.06.2014
to meet on 26.06.2014. to decide trade union action on
long pending problems.
A meeting of the JAC of
the Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives will be
held on 26.06.2014 at New Delhi. The meeting will start at
1600 hrs and the venue is the office of BSNL MS, at T15,
Atul Grove Road, New Delhi – 110001. The meeting will
review the developments after submission of the memorandum
to the CMD BSNL, and will also decide on trade union
action, to be carried out for the settlement of the long
pending problems of the Non- Executives.
of the decision of the National Council meeting,
regarding the discrepancies found in the question papers
of the JTO LICE, held on 02.06.2013.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,
BSNLEU, met Shir A.N. Rai, Director (HR), and pointed out
that the letter issued by the Recruitment Branch, on
27.05.2014, on the issue of settlement of the
discrepancies found in the question papers of the JTO
LICE held on 02-06-2013, is inadequate and is not in
line with the decision of the National Council meeting,
held on 23.04.2014. The Director (HR) instructed the Sr.
GM (Rectt), who was present in the meeting, to issue
letter to all the CGMs, directing them to take appropriate
action, regarding the question papers with discrepancies.
with Shri Mohammed Ashraf Khan ED (NB)
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,
met Shri Mohammed Ashraf Khan, who recently joined as the
Executive Director (New Business). Since the ED (NB) is
the in charge of the telecom factories, the GS briefed him
of the efforts being taken by BSNLEU for the revival of
the telecom factories, and solicited his cooperation in
this regard. The ED (NB) assured his best cooperation.
BSNLEU will hold a detailed discussion shortly with the ED
(NB), on the revival of the telecom factories.
inadequate letter, issued by the Recruitment Branch of the
Corporate Office, on settlement of the discrepancies found
in the question papers of the JTO LICE, held on
of shri R.K.Upadhyay, CMD BSNL, extended up to 30th June,
government has approved another extension of tenure for
shri R. K. Upadhyay, CMD BSNL, ie., upto 30-06-2014, when
he will turn 60 years. As per shri R. K. Upadhyay's
appointment letter, he was to retire on 30-04-2014.
However, the former Minister shri Kapil Sibal extended his
tenure by one month, ie., upto 31-05-2014. Now a second
extension of tenure is given.
order on grant of Selection Grade to the Lift Operators on
completion of 8 years of service.<<View
issues notice to hold a meeting of the Committee, formed
by the Rajkot CEC meeting, on the proposed merger of BSNL
urges upon the BSNL Management to appeal against the order
of the Hon’ble CAT, Madras Bench, regarding the JTO LICE
held in Tamil Nadu circle on 02.06.2013.
<< View letter>>
Gopinath Munde, Hon'ble Minister for Rural Development
dies in a road accident.
Shri Gopinath Munde, Hon'ble Minister for Rural
Development met with a tragic road accident at New Delhi
this morning, and succumbed to the injuries. CHQ of BSNLEU
expresses it's shock over the untimely death of shri Munde
and pays it's respectful homage to him. It also offers
it's heartfelt condolences to the family members of the
writes to the Sr.GM (Rectt.), demanding to write letters
to all the CGMs, with regards to the discrepancies that
have cropped up in the JTO LICE, that was held on
02-06-2013, as per the decision taken in the 30th meeting
of the National Council held on 23-04-2014.<<click
of the Congress Party is rejection of the Neo- Liberal
Committee on merger of BSNL & MTNL to meet on 19-07-2014.
The Rajkot CEC meeting
has formed a Committee to study the various issues
connected with the merger of BSNL & MTNL, and to give it's
report to the Union. A meeting of this Committee will be
held at 10:00 hrs on 19-07-2014 at K.G.Bose Bhawan, New
Delhi. All the members of the Committee are requested to
attend the meeting without fail.
Scenario and the Role of Working Class
- Editorial of Tele Crusader June, 2014.<<click
of vacant posts of Junior Hindi Translators (JHT) through
local arrangements – regarding.<<view
submitted by Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations to
of the 30th meeting of the National Council held on 23rd
April, 2014 under the chairmanship of Director (HR), BSNL
tributes paid to veteran trade union leader, com.R.Umanath.
Glowing tributes were
paid to the veteran trade union leader, com.R.Umanath, one
of the founder leaders of the CITU, as well as one who had
immensely contributed to strengthen the trade union
movement of the country. The condolence meeting was held
yesterday the 28-05-2014, in B.T.R. Bhawan, the
head-quarters of the CITU. Prominent leaders participated
in the meeting and paid rich tributes to com.R.Umanath.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, president and
com.T.A.Biju, CHQ office Secretary, participated in the
meeting and paid homage to the departed leader. The
following are the views of the meeting. <<view
Public Sector units will be revived"- says shri Anant
Geete, Hon'ble Minister for Heavy Industries and Public
Shri Anant Geete, Hon'ble
Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, has
stated that the new government will work towards reviving
sick public Sector enterprises. "There are many sick PSUs,
and I have discussed with the Prime Minister. We will make
efforts to revive sick units", said the Minister, after
assuming office, yesterday the 28-05-2014. Being the
Minister in charge of the Public Sector Enterprises, the
statement of shri Anant Geete is very significant. His
positive attitude will go a long way in not only reviving
the sick PSUs, but also in strengthening the Public Sector
of the country. However, we are not sure whether the views
expressed by shri Anant Geete are his personal view or
that of the BJP government, since he belongs to the Shiv
Sena, and not the BJP. We have to wait and watch.
[Source: The Economic Times dated 29-05-2014]
will use military force unilaterally, if necessary", says
The US president Barak
Obama has said that the US will use military force
unilaterally, when the core interests of the US demands
it, or when the security of the allies of the US is in
danger. He has said, that in such circumstances, the US
will not ask the tough questions about whether their
action is proportional, effective and just. The statement
of Obama only reveals the military arrogance of the US.
After the 2nd World War, the United Nations (UNO) was
formed to solve the disputes and conflicts between
nations. However, the US had used it's military force on
many occasions, without the approval of the UNO. It had
attacked Iraq, Afganistan, Libya, etc. Recently, it wanted
to attack Syria, but it was not accepted by the UNO. It
may be noted that the US makes such aggressions, only in
the interests of it's multi national companies. It is a
shame that the US calls itself the champion of democracy
and human rights!
[Source: Times of India dated 29-05-2014]
of officers posted on Sensitive Posts regarding.<<view
all out efforts to fulfill the targets set out in the MoU
signed between the DoT and the BSNL Management for the
financial year 2014-15.
An MoU has been signed
between the DoT and the BSNL Management for the financial
year 2014-15. The MoU contains the various targets set
out by the DoT to the BSNL Management, to be fulfilled in
this financial year. The targets are connected with the
provision of new phone connections and broadband
connections, early repairing of faults, response to the
customers for assistance, billing performance, utility of
bandwidths, etc. In other words, fulfillment of these
targets are very much connected with the revival of BSNL.
Eventhough the DoT has signed the MoU only with the BSNL
Management, it is the duty of each and every employee, as
well as the trade unions, to ensure that the targets set
out by the DoT are fulfilled. Hence, Circle and District
Secretaries are requested to pay special attention to this
issue, and to ensure that the employees are motivated to
complete the task. A copy of the 4 page MoU is uploaded on
the CHQ website on 08-05-2014.
Change of CHQ's Email ID
Circle and District Secretaries are requested to note
So far, CHQ's Email ID has
However, Sify has informed us, that they are closing down
their Email services. Consequent to this, CHQ has started
a new Email ID in the Gmail. The new ID is email@example.com.
All comrades are requested to communicate with CHQ only
through the new Email ID. Circle and District Secretaries
are requested to popularize this new Email ID of the CHQ.
writes to the Hon’ble Minister of Communications,
congratulating him on assuming office, as well as seeking
his support to revitalise BSNL.
writes to Corporate Office on enhancement of Special
Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance to the BSNL
employees posted in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.<<view
Ravi Shankar Prasad assumes charge as Telecom Minister.
Senior BJP leader, shri
Ravi Shankar Prasad, has taken over charge as the new
Telecom Minister. He is an advocate by profession. Being
the National spokesman of the BJP and NDA, Shri Prasad had
cordial relationship with the media as well as other
political parties and organizations. It is appropriate
that he will handle the Law Ministry also, since the
telecom sector is embroiled in various legal tangles.
BSNLEU heartily welcomes shri Ravi Shankar Prasad. We
sincerely hope that he would take the necessary steps to
revive the embattled BSNL and MTNL.
writes to the Corporate Office seeking early
implementation of the Hon’ble CAT of Allahabad Bench, on
counting Ex-servicemen’s service for JTO LICE.<<view
writes to the CMD BSNL, urging to take action on the
JAC of the Unions and
Associations of the Non- Executives had submitted a
memorandum to the CMD BSNL on 09.04.2014, on the long
pending problems. However, no action has been taken even
after the lapse of 1˝ months. JAC writes to the CMD BSNL,
urging him to take action.
Year old girl from Andhra scales Mount Everest.
Malavath Purna, a 13 year
old girl from Andhra Pradesh created history yesterday by
climbing the Mount Everest. Purna has become the youngest
girl in the world to do this achievement. She is a 10th
standard student and her parents are daily wagers. BSNLEU
congratulates Purna for her great achievement and
appreciates her courage.
RRs of TTA and JTO are going for the approval of BSNL
Com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.
GS, met Shri R.K. Goyal, GM (Estt) on 23.05.2014 and
discussed certain issues. It was told that the revised RRs
of TTA and JTO are approved by the BSNL Management
Committee, and are now being sent for the approval of the
BSNL Board. The proposal to give regular promotion to all
the officiating JTOs and also the proposal to reduce the
qualifying service from 7 years to 5 years, for appearing
the JTO LICE, are approved by the Management Committee.
The BSNL Board is meeting in the first week of June.
CAT, Allahabad directs BSNL to count the service rendered
in Armed Forces, to compute the qualifying service for JTO
BSNLEU strongly demanded
the BSNL Management, that the service rendered in the
Armed Forces should be counted for computing the 7 year’s
qualifying service to appear the JTO LICE, held on
02.06.2013. But the Management did not agree. Some of the
DR TTAs filed a case in the Hon’ble CAT, Allahabad in this
regard. The Hon’ble CAT, in its order dated 25.05.2013,
has already directed BSNL to provisionally allow some Ex
Service men to appear the JTO LICE held on 02.06.2013. The
Hon’ble CAT, in its judgment delivered on 20.05.2014, has
directed BSNL to count the service rendered in the Group
‘C’ posts of the Armed Forces to compute the 7 year’s
qualifying service. Based on this order, BSNLEU is taking
up case to declare the results of such Ex Service men.
Office circle union conducts convention as per the
decision of Rajkot CEC.
P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary joins the Head Quarters.
Com. P. Abhimanyu,
General Secretary has joined the Head Quarters today the
24.05.2014. He was on leave from 05.05.2014 and had gone
on a private visit to Malaysia.
has increased it’s revenue.
The Balance Sheet of BSNL
is yet to be finalized. However, it is learnt that the
Company has increased it’s revenue by 4.4%, compared to
the previous year. The revenue for 2013-14 is Rs.28, 324 crore, while the same was Rs.27, 124 crore in the previous
year. The revenue of BSNL has been steadily decreasing
during the past many years. It is a great relief to us
that it has started growing again. This has become
possible only because of the collective efforts of the
management and the unions and associations who represent
the employees. If we put in more efforts, certainly we can
make BSNL once again into a profit making company.
IDA merger – Protest Day on 05.06.2014.
AIBDPA CHQ has decided to
observe 5th June, 2014 as Protest Day by holding Dharna /
Rally / Demonstration at all levels involving maximum
pensioners. Saving gram also should be sent to the Hon’ble
Minister, Communication and Secretary, DOT. CHQ has taken
a decision to extend a big support to this programme.
of BSNLEU Condoles the Death of Comrade R. Umanath.
Comrade R Umanath,
veteran trade union leader and former Polit Bureau Member,
CPI (M) expired on 21st May, 2014 in a hospital
Tiruchirapally (Tamilnadu). He was ailing for a few
days. Comrade R umanath was one of the founder leaders of
CITU. He attended and addressed many conferences and
meetings of P&T and BSNL employees and always supported
the struggles of the central government employees. The CHQ
of BSNLEU conveys its heartfelt condolences to the family
members of the bereaved leader.
of the Forum held on 22nd May 2014.
A meeting of the Forum of
BSNL Unions/Associations was held on 22nd May 2014 at the
Local Council Office, NTR, New Delhi. Com.C.Singh,
President, presided. Com. Animesh Mitra, Dy. GS, & Com.
R.L.Moudgil, AGS, BSNLEU attended the meeting.
Convener, Forum, welcomed all the participants and briefed
the meeting about the necessity of urgently taking up the
issues of BSNL Revival with the new government to be
formed. This is most necessary since the government may
take quick steps in the same line as the earlier
government. We have to identify the most important issues
in this connection and prepare a Memorandum.
The meeting discussed the
issues in detail. It was decided to prepare a memorandum
on the points discussed in the meeting which will be
finanlised in the meeting of the Forum to be held on 27th
May. All efforts should be made to meet the Communications
Minister and submit the memorandum at the earliest.
The next meeting will be
held at 04.00 PM on 27th May 2014 at Local Council Office,
NTR (CTO), New Delhi.
has made some clarification for empanelment as coach-
Corrigendum issued on 19th May, 2014.<<click
Impressive Convention by UP (East) Circle at RTTC Lucknow.<<click
of the Cadres in Telephone Factory – CHQ writes letter to
Director (HR) to implement the National Council meeting
decision in this regard.
Moni Bose’s Death Anniversary 2014, programme observed in
writes letters to Sr. GM (Estt.) for issuance of
Presidential Order to the leftout officials who had
regularised from TSM to RM. –Case of Andhra Pradesh, NE-II
and Assam Circle.<<click
regarding classification of cities.<<click
held with Director (HR).
Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri,
President, BSNLEU and Com. Animesh Mitra, Dy GS today met
Shri A N Rai, Director (HR) and discussed about the
important issues like stagnation, pay loss, short comings
in NEPP etc which are still pending in the Corporate
Office. Even some decisions taken in National Council
Meeting are not being implemented. The union leaders
highlighted some specific issues like restructuring of
Telecom Factory cadre and one more chance for the
draughtsman to appear in JTO exam. They pointed out that
the Management is reluctant for holding the meetings at
various levels of Sports Board, Staff Welfare Board and
Circle Council Meeting in proper time. The Designation
Committee and Standing Committee Meetings are also
abnormally delayed. Union Leaders requested for
intervention of Director (HR) on all these issues.
Director (HR) assured to get the meetings conducted at the
earliest. He also assured that pending issues will be
discussed in Standing Committee which is likely to be held
in the next month.
BSNL Letter to CGMs on Payment of Bills.<<click
tribute to Com. Moni Bose on his 4th Death Anniversary –
Kolkata, Raipur (Chhatisgarh) & Indore (MP).<<click
4th Death Anniversary of Com. Moni Bose observed by West
delay in holding meetings of Sports & Welfare Boards –
Com. Animesh Mitra meets Shri Adhir Kumar Singhal. G.M.
Com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.
G.S. & Com. R.L. Moudgil, AGS met G.M. (Admin.) in
Corporate Office. They pointed out that no meeting of the
Sports & Welfare Board have taken place for the last 3
Years. We submitted the agenda for Sports Board in May,
2013 and for Welfare Board in January, 2014. Similarly,
the Circle Council meeting has also not taken place in
Corporate Office despite the Circle Council having been
constituted and agenda submitted long back. They conveyed
that there is great resentment among staff. G.M. (Admin.)
assured that he will try to arrange the meetings at the
Tributes Paid to Comrade Moni Bose on his 4th Death
Anniversary,, in a function organized in Eastern Court,,
pays its Homage to Com. Moni Bose on 4th Death
Anniversary. A write up by Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri,
President, BSNLEU on the Anniversary.<<click
held with GM (Telecom Factory) on 16 May 2014. Com.
Animesh Mitra, Dy. G.S, met the GM TF at Corporate Office
and discussed certain points relating to manufacturing of
CLIP Telephone, PLB HDPE DUCT and VRLA Battery in TF Khargpur. The following has been revealed from the
Office has sectioned an amount of Rs.13.75 Lakhs for the
Circle Sports and Cultural Board for the financial
of General Elections 2014.
The BJP alone has won
clear majority with 282 in the 2014 general elections.
With its allies it has got 334 while the congress has got
only 47 Seats. 2014 General Elections have seen the all
time rout of the Congress. It has been decimated to the
lowest minimum of 47 seats and with its allies UPA is at
63. The ruling party for 10 years, Congress has been
humbled by the people. The unlimited corruption, crony
capitalism and misgovernance of the UPA has been rejected
by the people. Left Parties also have suffered. Its seats
have been reduced to 12, from the earlier 25. While it
has improved its tally from 4 to 8 in Kerala and Tripura
has retained its two with increased votes, it lost in
West Bengal. But despite huge victory all over India, BJP
could not open account in Kerala.
The people have given the
verdict. The parties which have lost have to introspect
why they have lost. BJP, which has won and is going to
rule the country also has to introspect and ensure that it
does not go the same way of the Congress. The working
class has to continue its eternal vigilance in the new
of monthly contribution towards cost of pension payable in
respect of BSNL absorbed employees.<<view
on GSLI Scheme, 2005.
Corporate Office has
clarified certain points on GSLI Scheme 2005. It is
related to Benefits available under BSNL GSLI Scheme 2005.
Clarification memo was issued vide letter no. 500-57/2011/GSLI/CA
II/ BSNL/ Vol. II. Dated 12.5.2014.
Moni Bose 4th death anniversary on 19th May 2014.
Circle and District
Secretaries are requested to observe 4th death anniversary
of legendary P&T Trade Union Leader Com. Moni Bose in a
befitting manner. It may be recalled that CEC Meeting held
at Rajkot from 7th to 9th February resolved to observe
death anniversary explaining his immense contributions and
sacrifices in building a strong movement. In this regard a
write up also uploaded which may be widely circulated
shifts telephone lines from BSNL to Reliance.
It is reported by the
Bank Unions that there is a move to shift the BSNL
connections of State Bank of India to Reliance. Already
the majority services of the SBI is being outsourced to
Reliance as part of the neo-liberal policy of the
Government. In continuation, the phones are being planned
to shift from the PSU BSNL to private corporate Reliance.
Convener, Forum has already spoken to Shri R.K.Upadhyay,
CMD BSNL, to take immediate steps to ensure that the SBI
connections are retained to BSNL. Messages have also been
sent to the Directors of BSNL.
writes to Director (HR) on
one more chance to Draughtsman to appear in JTO exam.<<view
Office letter No.250-17/2013-Pers-III dated 13.05.2014, to
all Heads of Circles - Implementation of judgement of
Hon'ble Supreme Court on computation of reservation for
persons with disabilities.<<view
subscribers base increased at the end of financial year.
Business Line on May,13
has focused that the telecom subscriber in our country has
reached to 933 million (wireless - 904.51 million and
landline - 28.49 million) as on March 31, 2014, it is
highlighted by the TRAI that mobile operators continued to
add new customers. But the teledensity in our country remains 75.23. BSNL’s market share stands 10.45%
among the service providers in our country. It is
noteworthy to mention here that BSNL has been able to
increase its 2% revenue growth as it was stated by
Director (HR), in the last National Council meeting.
issued notice to M/s Bharti Airtel.
It has been reported in
print media that the Bharti Airtel is facing demands worth
Rs.5,816.9 Cr. from DoT including one time spectrum
charge of Rs.5201.3 Cr. and penalty worth Rs.350 Cr. for
3G intra Circle roaming as on 31.03.2014. In addition to
that this operator has got contingent liabilities worth
Rs.7,100.8 Cr. from various govt. departments and agencies
including income tax department for Rs.2070 Cr. and custom
duty worth Rs.605 Cr. This facts reflect the manipulative
methods adopted by the Private Telecom Operators.
of Presidential order – Some cases are still pending at
It is unfortunate that
still some cases for issuance of presidential order in
respect of casual labourers who had TSM status on or
before 30.09.2000 and regularised on or after 01.10.2000
are kept pending in Corporate Office. We have got this
information from Assam, NE-II and Punjab Circle. Com.
Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS and com. R.L. Moudgil, AGS met GM (Estt.)
on 09.05.2014, and requested him to do the needful at the
earliest. It is learnt that Corporate Office has already
conveyed its approval for 9 officials in Punjab circle.
For Assam and NE-II circle, Corporate Office has sought
for some clarifications and documents from the respective
circles for further action. Circle Secretaries of the
concerned circle are requested to send the necessary
documents to Corporate Office without further delay. <<click
Allocation: Supreme Court notice to centre, Reliance JIO
and TRAI in response to PIL seeking CBI probe into Rs.
40,000 crore loss
According to a TOI
report, The Supreme Court has issued notice to Centre,
Reliance Jio and TRAI and sought their response on a PIL
seeking CBI probe into allocation of broadband wire less
access (BWA) spectrum for 4 G services to Jio which
allegedly caused Rs 40,000 crore loss to the exchequer.
Commission for Scheduled Tribes directs BSNL management to
send report regarding non filling up of backlog SC/ST
vacancies in the cadre of JTO (Civil/Electrical) for
departmental quota in BSNL.
Commission for Scheduled Castes directs BSNL management to
send report regarding non filling up of backlog SC/ST
vacancies in the cadre of JTO (Civil/Electrical) for
departmental quota in BSNL.
Promotion to the officials who are officiating as JTOs -
Management Committee approves JTO RR Rules.
In the last National
Council meeting held on 23rd April, 2014, the management
had replied that in order to provide relief to officials
working as officiating JTOs, Recruitment Rule of JTO is
being revised and a provision is being made in proposed RR
to accommodate such JTOs on regular basis. Com. Animesh
Mitra, Dy.GS and Com. R.L.Moudgil, AGS today met
Sr.G.M.(Estt), Shri R.K.Goyal who informed that the
proposed RRs have been approved by the Management
Committee in its meeting held on 8th April, 2014. The case
will now be put up before the BSNL Board meeting. This
will help in settling a long pending major demand of our
in ERP system in Karnataka Circle – Employees are facing
difficulty to get GPF withdrawal.
It is reported that the
employees of Karnataka Circle are getting harassed for
getting the GPF advance / withdrawal in Karnataka Circle
since April, 2014. CGMT Karnataka Circle has informed the
Circle union that the problem has arisen due to ERP system
for which already he has contacted to the officers in
Corporate Office. It is unfortunate that problem still
exists in the Circle. Com.Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS and com.
Kamal Dev Sah, CS, Corporate Office, met yesterday, the
concerned General Manager who is looking after the ERP
system. While acknowledging the problem, he assured that
action has already been taken and concerned Agency /
Vendor have already been ordered to rectify the system at
Office issues guidelines for constitution of local councils at
circle headquarters and SSA levels.<<view
Office letter on calculation of monthly contribution
towards cost of pension payable in respect of BSNL
Office letter to all CGMs, on utilisation of vacant
quarters by renting out-regarding review on performance of
2013-14 and fixing targets for FY 2014-15.<<click
Pradesh Circle Convention at Shimla.<<click
Office letter on payment of Srinagar Valley Allowances to
the BSNL staff posted in Srinagar Valley - review of.<<click
Office letter to all CGMs, regarding non-receipt of union
subscription deducted from the salaries of union members .<<click
of Understanding (MoU)
for the year 2014-15
signed by BSNL with DoT .<<click
observed May Day enthusiastically all over India.<<click
review of result of failed SC/ST candidates of JAO Limited
Internal Competitive Exam against 10% quota held in
on safety from fire incidents.<<click
of Telecommunications - Office Memorandum on the issues
relating to disbursement of pensionary benefits to all the
combined service pension optee absorbed employees of MTNL.<<click
Office letter on
filling up of the vacant posts of Private Secretary of
BSNL field units under 33% LICE Quota as per Recruitment
Rules - 2014.<<click
writes to GM (SR), on
looking after arrangement in the
place of General Secretary, BSNLEU.<<view
is the leader in the wired and wireless broadband service.
According to the recent
data released by the TRAI, BSNL is the leader in broadband
service, both wired and wireless. In the wired broadband
segment, BSNL is having 9.98 million customers and Airtel
is having 1.39 million customers. In the wireless
broadband segment, Airtel is having 10.6 million customers
and BSNL is having 6.38 million customers. Others in this
segment are Reliance with 6.98 million, Idea with6.5
million and Vodafone withm6.14 customers.
Secretary proceeds on leave for 15 days.
The CHQ informs that
com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, is proceeding on leave
from 05.05.2014, in connection with his personal works. He
will be joining CHQ back on 24.05.2014. During this
period, com.Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, will look after the
duties of the General Secretary. All circle and district
secretaries are requested to make note of this.
Circular No.04 (Hindi)
Office endorses DoP&T order for extension of Special
Concessions/ Facilities for Kasmir Valley.
BSNLEU has long been
taking up the case of extension of Special
Concessions/Facilities for the employees working in
Kashmir Valley. However, this was not done by the
Corporate Office, on the plea that extension order for
this has to be issued by the DoP&T. Soon after necessary
order was issued by the DoP&T, again BSNLEU took up the
case vigorously. Corporate Office has now issued the
complete district and circle conferences, wherever they
have become due.
Circle and district
secretaries are requested to make note of the fact, that
the dates of the All India Conference has already been
announced. So, it is mandatory that all district and
circle conferences, which have become due, should be
conducted before the All India Conferences. Hence, circle
secretaries, whose conferences have already become due,
are requested to immediately plan to complete their
conferences. Also, they are requested to immediately
instruct their district secretaries also to complete the
conferences. This is a vital organisational task, and
circle and district secretaries are requested to pay due
attention to it.
Office writes to the CGM's, telling them to be more
sensitive to staff problems.
[01.05.2014]Revolutionary May Day greetings to all.
conveys it's revolutionary May Day greetings to all.
We also pay our respectful homage to the May Day
martyrs, who remain as the driving force behind all
struggles, against the exploitation of man by man,
throught the world. On this day, let us resolve to
further strengthen the unity of the working class,
and intensify our struggles to achieve an
exploitation free world. Let us also struggle with
full vogour against the anti- worker and anti-
people Neo Liberal Policies. To achieve this, let
us also resolve to strengthen communal harmony of
the working masses, by isolating communal forces.
Glory to the May Day martyrs
[30.04.2014]Observe May Day in a befitting
calls upon the circle and branch unions to observe
this year’s May Day in a befitting manner, with
rallies, meetings, etc. BSNLEU’s red flag must be
hoisted in all offices. Wherever possible, the
programme should be observed together with other
trade unions, especially the Central Trade Unions.
Photos and details of the programme observed, may be
sent to the CHQ.
Office letter on
re-constitution of Standing
Committee of National Council to review the progress on
the decisions taken in the National Council meetings.<<click
Singhal of the VHP writes to the President, requesting to
beef up the security cover of Narendra Modi.
VHP leader, Ashok Singhal
has written to the President of India, requesting him to
beef up the security cover that is being provided to
Narendra Modi, the Prime Ministerial candidate of the BJP.
It is true that Narendra Modi is having serious threat to
his life and that it is the duty of the government of
India to provide adequate security to him. But the
question is, why this issue is being taken up by the VHP?
Narendra Modi is the Prime Ministerial candidate of the
BJP. As such, it is the duty of that party to take up such
issues. Or, Narendra Modi, being the Chief Minister of
Gujarat, the government of Gujarat should have written
taken up this issue. VHP is a communal organisation, which
is involved in the demolition of the Babri Masjid. It is
bizarre that Narendra Modi's security issue is being taken
up by that organisation. Sometime back the RSS openly
declared that Narendra Modi is an RSS pracharak. It is a
worrying trend that the Prime Ministerial candidate of the
Main Opposition party is getting increasingly identified
with such communal forces.
strikes down ban on 3G intra circle roaming.
In a major relief to the
private telecom operators, the Telecom Disputes Settlement
and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has struck down the
government's order, imposing ban on Airtel, Idea and
Vodafone, to provide intra-circle roaming. It may be
remembered that these private operators were providing 3G
service, even in circles where they had not acquired 3G
spectrum, by sharing each other's spectrum.
Subsequently, this was banned by the DoT, against which
the private telecom operators appealed in the TDSAT. Now,
the Tribunal has allowed them to offer 3G roaming service
beyond their licenced circles also.
will provide 4G service by March 2015.
BSNL's CMD designate shri
Anupam Srivastava has told the Economic Times that BSNL
will start it's 4G services by March 2015, through
convergence of it's wireline and wireless capabilities.
He has also told that BSNL would not provide it's 4G
service through the spectrum route, but through the LTE
circle union donates Rs.37,500 towards CHQ donation.
Haryana circle union has
donated Rs.37,500 towards CHQ donation. The amount was
handed over to com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, by
com.M.S.Kadian, CS, Haryana, in the circle level
convention held at Rohtak, yesterday the 28-04-2014.CHQ
heartily congratulates the Haryana circle union.
Circle Convention at Rohtak on 28th April 2014.<<click
writes to Director (HR), protesting the whimsical transfer
orders issued by CGM, Andaman & Nicobar circle, in total
violation of Transfer Policy issued by the Corporate
report on Dayanidhi Maran would soon be submitted to the
CBI trial court.
A CBI official said, that
their probe on former Union telecom minister Dayanidhi
Maran’s causing a loss of Rs.1.2 crore to exchequer, by
illegally installing more than 323 high-speed telephone
lines in his Chennai residence, would be over soon, after
which a final report would be submitted in the trial
court.” The agency’s FIR, lodged in 2013, had accused
Maran and the officials of criminal misconduct. The
virtual telephone exchange connected Maran’s Boat House
residence with a television channel office via a dedicated
underground cable link, said a CBI official. “The
high-capacity telephone lines and lease circuit facilities
were set up illegally in the name of two then chief
general managers of the BSNL, Chennai, to ensure that they
fell under the service category,” said the official. As a
result, BSNL could charge nothing for either the
installation or the subsequent use of the lines and other
facilities. The lines, usually procured by commercial
enterprises, were capable of digitally transmitting audio
and video data simultaneously, video-conferencing, and
faster transmission of TV news and programmes. “But
nothing was paid to the BSNL. No user bills were generated
during the period, which resulted in a loss of around `1.2
crore to the exchequer,” said the official.
Hindustan Times, April 27, 2014
writes to Director (HR), demanding to restructure the
payscales of the Non-Executives, and make them compatible
for 78.2% IDA merger, to solve the problem of stagnation.<<view
6th All India Conference of BSNLEU held at
Ludhiana, has given call to the Circle and District unions
for collection of Rs.100/- towards CHQ donation. It is
also decided that this donation is to be collected at the
time of payment of 78.2% IDA merger. This call is given to
overcome the financial difficulties of the CHQ.
Unfortunately, very few circle and district unions have
responded to the call of the All India Conference. We are
attaching herewith a list of donations received. Circle
and District secretaries are requested to look into this
and do the needful to collect donations @ Rs.100/- per
member and send the same to the CHQ without further delay.<<view
list of donations>>
Circular No.04 dated 26.04.2014.<<click
Raja charge sheeted by Enforcement Directorate under
prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Directorate, which has been investigating the transfer of
over Rs.200 crore to DMK promoted Kalaignar TV, by Swam
Telecom, allegedly as a quid pro quo for the firm bagging
2G spectrum at a throwaway price, has charge sheeted the
former Telecom Minister, A. Raja, DMK leader M.
Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal and daughter Kanimozhi and
[Source: Times of India, 26.04.2014]
to leave India, with a loss of $1.3 billion.
Japan’s biggest mobile
operator NTT Docomo has decided to leave India, by selling
it’s stake in the Tata Teleservices. Docomo acquired 26.5%
stake in Tata Teleservices between 2009 and 2011. Now it
is selling it’s stake to the Tata Group at half price,
i.e., at $ 1.3 billion. The original price of these stake
is $2.6 billion. In 2013-14, Tata Teleservices incurred a
loss of Rs.4,858 crore while it’s debt is Rs.23.491 crore.
directs CMD BSNL to take appropriate action on the
memorandum submitted by the JAC on the pending problems of
acknowledges and expresses hearty thanks for the donations
sent to CHQ by the following comrades / District Unions.<<click
with Director (HR)
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,
com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS and com. Saibal Sengupta, AGS
met Shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR) and demanded immediate
settlement of the victimisations that hade taken place in
Varanasi (UP-East), Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) and WTP (Maharashtra).
The representatives requested the Director (HR) to pay
attention to the important problems enlisted in the
memorandum submitted to the CMD, and to find an amicable
solution to the issues. They also reminded him to remove
the disparity in the matter of immunity from transfer
between Non-Executives and Executives. The Director (HR)
assured to do the needful.
of Kerala circle is expected to touch Rs.400 crore.
When BSNL is struggling
at the All India level, it is making rapid advances in
Kerala circle. The profit of that circle is expected to
touch Rs.400 crore for the financial year 2013-14. It is
worth mentioning that the profit of Kerala circle was
Rs.287 crore in 2012-13. BSNL, in Kerala circle is having
a market share of 32.32%. In the land line segment it’s
market share is 96.11%. In the financial year 2013-14,
BSNL in Kerala has added 10,89,385 cellular connections,
78,619 land line connections, 1,68,433 broadband
connections, 18,646 Wimax connections and 50,116 CDMA WLL
connections. The CHQ of BSNLEU salutes the employees of
Kerala circle, as well as the motivating role being played
by BSNLEU and all other unions and associations. The
question before us is, if Kerala circle can give such a
wonderful performance, then why such a performance could
not be given by the employees of other circles? Let every
one of us think and act.
[Source: Business Standard, 25.04.2014]
is in talks with Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio for tower
BSNL, with it’s 61,000
towers, is the second largest in this portfolio. The
Company has already started talks with Mukesh Ambani’s
Reliance Jio Company for tower sharing agreement, to
generate additional revenues. Anupam Srivastava, Direct
(CM) of BSNL, has told that the talks were in final
stages. He also told that BSNL also wants to share the
towers of Reliance Jio, in places where it is not having
it’s own towers. Reliance Jio has already entered into
tower sharing agreements with many companies, including
Airtel and Reliance Communications.
[Source: Business Line, dated 24.04.2014]
response in State Level Convention of Assam Circle.<<click
of the Committee for Change of Designations postponed.
The meeting of the
Committee for Change of Designations, which was scheduled
to be held yesterday the 24-04-2014, had to be postponed,
in view of the unfortunate death of the son of com.Rajpal,
Secretary, NFTE, as well as it's Circle Secretary, NTR.
BSNLEU deeply mourns the untimely death. We shall try to
reschedule the date of the meeting at the earlist
to the Director (HR) on the unsettled victimisations in
to the Director (HR) on special recruitment in the cadre
of Sr.TOA(G) for Srinagar SSA.<<view
brief note on the discussions that took place in the 30th
meeting of the National Council held on 23.04.2014.<<click
of the Designation Committee to be held tomorrow the
The Committee for Change
of Designations of the Non-Executives is meeting tomorrow.
The Committee meeting has not taken place for a long time,
due to the total negligence on the part of the Management.
This is the first meeting, after reconstituting the
Committee, with the representation of both the Recognised
Unions. We hope that the Management will come forward to
settle the issue amicably, and without further loss of
to CMD BSNL, strongly protesting the decision of the BSNL
Board to form a Subsidiary Tower Company.<<view
meeting of the National Council held.
meeting of the National Council took place today
the 23-04-2014. Shri A.N.Rai, chairman of the National
Council, presided over. In today's meeting the Staff Side
strongly protested the indifferent attitude of the
Management, in settling the long pending genuine problems
of the Non-Executives, on the plea that the Company is
facing a crisis. It was also questioned, how the top
officers of the Company continue to incur extravagant
expenditures when the Company is facing financial crisis.
Further, the repeated statements being made by the CMD
BSNL, to give a wrong picture, as if the Company has gone
into loss only because of the huge expenditure being
incurred for payment of salaries to the employees, was
strongly protested by the Staff Side in the meeting. The
Management was demanded to start early discussion on the
charter of demands submitted to the CMD BSNL on
09-04-2014, and to find an amicable solution to the
problems. As regards the decision of the BSNL Board to
form a separate Subsidiary Tower Company, as well as the
proposal to induct a strategic partner subsequently, they
came under the severe criticism of the Staff Side. The
Staff Side recorded it's strong protest for the decisions
and demanded to rescind the same. A brief report on the
discussions that took place today will be uploaded on the
Office letter to all CGM's on Empanelment
of hospitals at Kolkata and Chennai.<<view
Council Staff Side meeting held.
As a prelude to the
National Council meeting to be held tomorrow the
23.04.2014, a meeting of the Staff Side took place at Dada
Ghosh Bhawan. Com. Islam Ahmed, Leader, Staff Side,
presided over the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Secretary
Staff Side, welcomed all and explained about the purpose
of the meeting. The meeting made a brief review of the
last NC meeting deliberations. Thereafter, a detailed
discussion took place on the agenda items for the NC
meeting to be held tomorrow.
by Management on formation of a subsidiary tower company.
A presentation was made
by the Management, to the unions and associations, today
the 21.04.2014, on the formation of a subsidiary tower
company. A good number of unions and associations
participated. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri, President, com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS and com.
Swapan Chakraborty, AGS participated on behalf of BSNLEU.
In the presentation, Management gave the following
is having more than 60,000 towers. But it is unable to
earn much revenue from these towers.
(ii) To earn more revenue from towers, Management
has decided to form a subsidiary tower company.
(iii) Consultant Company, KPMG, was engaged by
BSNL for this purpose. KPMG had submitted it’s report.
(iv) BSNL’s Board of Directors has already taken
decision to form a subsidiary tower company, which has
been sent to government’s approval. It is before the GoM
formation of the subsidiary company, a strategic partner
will be inducted who will bring in technical expertise as
well as capital.
After listening to the
presentation, the unions and associations made the
was strongly protested that the BSNL Board had taken
decision to form a subsidiary tower company, without
taking the unions and associations into confidence.
(ii) After formation of the tower company, the
Management intends to induct a strategic partner, by
selling the shares of the subsidiary company to that
strategic partner. This is nothing but disinvestment,
which ultimately will lead to privatization of the tower
company. The unions and associations have expressed their
strong protest for this.
The GM (SR) assured that
the views of the unions and associations would be taken to
the notice of the top Management.
& Felicitation program of Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar
Jayanti held at Indore on 14th April, 2014.<<click
letter on vacancy position in the grade of JAO/AAO as on
issues order for revised rate of IDA w.e.f. 01.04.2014.<<click
Nadu circle conducts an impressive convention at
Jharkhand Extended Circle working committee meeting held
can audit accounts of private telecom companies-says
In a landmark judgement, the
Supreme Court has stated that the Comptroller and Auditor
General of India (CAG) can audit the accounts of private
telecom companies, upholding the judgement earlier given
by the Delhi High Court, on the subject. The Supreme Court
has ordered that the CAG can audit the accounts books of
private companies, which are doing business, using
national wealth or natural resources, on a revenue sharing
basis. The background of this case is that, the private
telecom companies pay license fee to the government, based
on their revenue collection. But it was found out that the
private telecom companies are under reporting their
revenue, and are cheating the government of it's due share
of their revenue collection. Hence, the government took
the decision that the CAG would audit the account books of
private telecom companies. However, this was challenged by
the private telecom companies in the Delhi High Court,
which dismissed their petitions. Against the judgement of
the Delhi High Court, appeals were made in the Supreme
The judgement of the
Supreme Court is crucial in the sense, that it may be made
applicable in sectors like coal, petroleum, natural gas,
etc., where private companies are doing business in the
natural resources of the country, on a revenue sharing
to manage and maintain a Confidential Network of the
The government is putting
in place, a 'Secured and Dedicated Communications Network'
(SDCN), for confidential, intra-departmental
communications. Central Ministers, beauracrats and top
officials of India's security agencies will use this
secured network. The management and maintenance of this
secured network is to be handled by the MTNL. Government
of India might have felt the compulsion of putting in
place such a secured and dedicated network, in view of the
fact that the United States is spying the communications
of the top most leaders of almost all the countries in the
Bengal circle convention on Neo Liberal policies, etc., at
Kolkata on 16.04.2014.<<click
India Conference to be held from 6th to 9th
November, 2014 at Kolkata.
Decision has already been
taken to hold the 7th All India Conference of
BSNLEU at Kolkata. The 4 circle unions of West Bengal,
Kolkata, Telecom Factory (Kolkata) and Telecom Stores have
accepted the responsibly to host the Conference. The
reception committee for conducting the AIC has already
been formed. The All India Centre meeting which took place
at New Delhi yesterday the 16-04-2014, has finalised the
dates for the AIC. It will be held from 6th to
9th November, 2014.
on pending issues.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and
com. Saibal Sengupta, AGS, met Shri R.K. Goyal, GM (Estt.)
and discussed about the various pending issues.
Especially, discussion took place on issues like removal
of hardships in the implementation of NEPP, implementation
of E1 pay scale, giving one time relaxation to officials
who do not have 10th std. qualification to appear Telecom
Mechanic LDCE, rescinding of Corporate Office letter
withdrawing one additional increment granted in lieu of
Grade IV, granting full 3% additional increment on
promotion under NEPP even to officials who are in
stagnation, Srinagar Valley allowance were discussed. The
union representatives pressed for early settlement of
investors have pumped Rs.30,000/- crore into Indian share
market since 1st February, 2014.
With the hope that the
Narendra Modi led BJP will form the next government at the
Centre, Foreign investors (FIIs) have pumped a staggering
Rs.30,000/- crore into Indian share market since 1st
February, 2014. What is their expectation? Their
expectation is that Narendra Modi, after becoming Prime
Minister, will put in place such policies which will be
helpful for them to loot the people of India.
Court says that Child Care Leave can be availed
continuously for 2 years.
A woman employee having
minor children, can avail Child Care Leave (CCL) for a
maximum period of 2 years (730 days). Recently, the
Kolkata High Court has passed an order, stating that the
rules do not permit a woman employee to avail
uninterrupted CCL for 730 days. However, now the Supreme
Court has set aside the order of the Kolkata High Court
and has held that a woman employee can avail uninterrupted
CCL for 730 days.
of the Congress and BJP candidates for Lok Sabha elections
It is a known fact that
the New Liberal Policies being implemented by the Congress
and BJP parties are only helping the rich to become
richer. As a result, India is now having more number of
billionaires than Japan, France, Germany and Switzerland.
From the nominations filed for the Lok Sabha elections, it
is seen that 86% of Congress Party candidates and 83% of
the BJP candidates are crorepatis. How can we expect these
crorepatis to work for the poor people of this country?
of Joint Committee to suggest Change in designation of
major Non-Executive Cadres
will be held on 24-04-2014.<<view letter>>
Office letter on revision of stipend payable to DR TTAs /
Sr.TOAs / TMs.
The Staff Side of the
National Council has taken up the item for revising the
stipend payable to DR TTAs / Sr.TOAs / TMs, for the
forthcoming 30th National Council meeting.
Based on this, the Corporate Office has issued
clarification to the circles stating that stipend should
be revised based on Corporate Office letters dated 05th
August, 2005 and 12th November, 2008.
Accordingly, 70% of the minimum of the pay scale plus the
admissible IDA shall be the stipend payable to the
Office guideline on handling cases, challenging the JTO
The Hon’ble CAT
Chandigarh, vide it’s final order dated 30.01.2014, has
rejected the candidature of those who were provisionally
allowed to appear the JTO LICE held on 02.06.2013,
upholding the provisions of the JTO RR 2001. Corporate
Office has directed the circle heads to utilise this
judgement of the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, in dealing with
cases filed in different courts, challenging the JTO RR
holds Massive Convention at Hyderabad on 16.4.2014.<<click
Circle Convention at Jaipur.<<click
Sujata Tapan Ray is appointed as ED (Finance) of BSNL.
Smt. Sujata Tapan Ray,
presently working as PGM (Finance), Gujarat, is appointed
as the ED (Finance) of BSNL. She is an absorbed IP&T AFS
officer. BSNLEU welcomes Smt. Sujata Tapan Ray.<<view
free SIM cared to all employees.
BSNLEU has taken up issue
with the Management, demanding that Rs.200/- free SIM card
should be issued to the left out employees also, i.e.,
those staff who are working in the indoor as well as in
offices also. The issue is also taken up by the Staff Side
for the forth coming 30th National Council meeting to be
held on 23.04.2014. The Corporate Office has called for
certain details from the circles, in this regard. All
circle secretaries are requested to immediately discuss
the issue with the CGMs and arrange to send the inputs
to start a technical university which will offer
engineering and management courses.
BSNL has initiated steps
to start a technical university, which will offer
technical and management courses. It also intends to offer
courses on cyber security. The Company will shortly
approach the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE),
as well as the University Grants Commission (UGC) in this
regard. BSNL is having very big training institutes at
Ghaziabad and at Jabalpur. Apart from this, it is also
having training institutes at 16 other places. By
utilising this vast infrastructure, obviously the
Company intends to moblise more resources. Certainly, the
initiative being by the Company is a step in the right
direction and we welcome it.
and Vodafone hike tariffs
Airtel and Vodafone have
secretly hiked tariffs of some of the plans. Airtel has
increased tariffs on some of its plans from 45 paise to 50
paise. It's 28 day mobile Internet pack will hereafter be
valid for only 25 days. In this manner Vodafone has also
modified some of its plans. This tariff hike is expected
to result in fare hike by other operators also. Airtel and
Vodafone command 52% market share.
Council meeting rescheduled. It will be held
The National Council
meeting has been notified to be held on 22-04-2014. The
meeting is now rescheduled, and will be held on
23-04-2014. All members of the National Council are
requested to make note of the change of date, and are
requested to reschedule their journey accordingly. <<click
Side meeting of the National Council will be held
In view of the change in
the date of the meeting of the National Council, the date
of the meeting of the Staff Side also stands modified. The
Staff Side meeting will now take place on 22-04-2014. The
time and venue remains the same. National Council members
are requested to make note of this change.
Committee meeting will be held on 24-04-2014.
Notification has already
been issued by the Management to hold the meeting of the Designations
Committee on 23-04-2014. This meeting stands postponed and
will be held on 24-04-2014. Committee members are
requested to make note of this change in the date.
[14.04.2014]BSNLEU pays it's respectful homage to
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar - 14.04.2014
pays it's respectful homage and rich tributes to
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, on the occasion of his 123rd
birth anniversary. The Indian Constitution is the
contribution of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, which greatly helps
the country to continue as a modern democracy in the
present day world.
He was a great social reformer, who selflessly
dedicated his entire life in crusading against the
atrocities being meted out to the dalits and other
oppressed sections of the society. The CEC meeting,
held at Rajkot, has rightly called upon our units to
observe Dr.B.R.Ambedkar's birth anniversary in a
befitting manner. On this day, let us take the
resolution to work to complete the unfinished goals
of BSNL Unions and Associations writes to Secretary, DoT
on 78.2% IDA fixation benefit to pensioners who retired
6th Bihar circle conference successfully held
Office letter on details of Departmental JAOs - 2010 batch
for the purpose of Seniority List in the Grade of AAOs/JAOs.<<view
Office letter on calculation of vacancies for
Compassionate Ground Appointments.<<view
convention held at Chhattisgarh circle on Neo Liberal
Policies, communal harmony, etc.<<click
Presidential Order on payment of 78.2% IDA merger - Forum
resolves to raise the demand before the DoT.
The meeting of Forum of
BSNL Unions and Associations was held on 09-04-2014,
reviewed the issue of revision of pension to the retirees,
based on 78.2% IDA merger. It is learnt that the
settlement of the issue is getting delayed in view of the
fact that the Department of Expenditure has raised certain
queries to the DoT, on it's proposal to revise pension
notionally from 01-01-2007 and payment from 10-06-2013. It
is learnt that the Dept. of Expenditure has asked the DoT,
how pension could be fixed on notional basis. The meeting
of the Forum discussed the issue at length and came to the
conclusion that the Presidential Directive issued by the
DoT on 10-06-2013 is the root cause for all the problems,
wherein it is mentioned that fixation of 78.2% IDA merger
would be done notionally from 01-01-2007 and payment would
be made only from 10-06-2013. Hence, the meeting
unanimously decided to demand the DoT, to modify it's
Presidential Order issued on 10-06-2013, to the effect
that actual payment on 78.2% IDA merger will be made from
01-01-2007 itself, both for the serving employees, as
well as for the pensioners. It is decided to seriously
persue this case with the DoT.
to go on struggle, for the revival of BSNL, is to be taken
after the formation of the new government at the centre -
Forum meeting decides.
The Forum meeting, held
on 09-04-2014, reviewed the financial condition of BSNL,
as well as the demands raised in the memorandum submitted
by the Forum, for the revival of BSNL. Neither the
government nor the BSNL Management has taken any step so
far in this regard. It was strongly felt that going on
struggles was unavoidable to pressurise the government and
the Management to take action on the memorandum.
However, in view of the on going elections to the Lok
Sabha, it is decided that decision to go on struggles
would be taken after formation of the new government at
held at Punjab circle on Neo-Liberal Policies, their impact on BSNL, Communal
Harmony and Ten Point Demand Charter of Central Trade
of the Memorandum on the long pending demands of the
Non-Executives, submitted to the CMD BSNL, by JAC, today
of the Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives
submitted memorandum to the CMD BSNL.
Representatives of the
Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Union and Associations
of the Non-Executives met shri R.K. Upadhyay, CMD BSNL,
today the 09.04.2014 and submitted a Memorandum on the
long pending demands of the Non-Executives. The delegation
of the representatives consisted of com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,
BSNLEU and Convenor, JAC, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri,
President, BSNLEU, com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE and
President, JAC, com. Jayaprakash, GS, FNTO and Joint
Convenor, JAC, com. R.C. Pandey, GS, BTEU and Financial
Secretary, JAC, com. Pawan Meena, GS, SNATTA and Joint
Convenor, JAC, com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com. Abdus
Samad, Dy.GS, TEPU, com. R.K. Kohli, GS, NFTBE and com.
R.S. Yadav, Jt. Secretary, BSNL ATM. The representatives
insisted upon the CMD BSNL to look into the problems and
to ensure an early and amicable settlement. The CMD BSNL
assured to do the needful.<<view
Office writes to all the CGM’s to send details of the
employees who are granted with the temporary status before
30.09.2000 and regularised after 01.10.2000.<<view
[08.04.2014]Submission of memorandum and Lunch hour demonstration at
Corporate Office on 09.04.2014.
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Unions and
Associations of the Non-Executives will submit a
memorandum to the CMD BSNL on 09.04.2014, on the
burning problems of the Non-Executives. A lunch
hour demonstration will also take place in the
Corporate Office on that day. All
the General Secretaries are requested to participate
in these programme.
Shah spits communal venom in UP.
Amit Shah, General
Secretary of BJP has spitted communal venom in Uttar
Pradesh. In his speech at Bijnor on 4th April, he had
spoken that Mayawati had given 19 poll tickets to the
people of a particular community, who rape women and kill
men and youth. Such speeches are aimed at further inciting
communal violence and thereby dividing people. BSNLEU
severely condemns the speech of Amit Shah. (Times of India
on Trade Union history conducted.
As a part of the two day
trade union class, being organised by the K.G. Bose
Memorial and ducation Trust, a class on trade union
history was conducted today by Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri,
President, BSNLEU. The history of World Trade Union
Movement, Indian Trade Union Movement and the P&T Trade
Union Movement was explained in today’s class. With this
topic, the today class came to an end. Com. P. Abhimanyu,
General Secretary, concluded the class by conveying CHQ’s
gratitude to the circle unions for utilising the class in
an effecting manner.<<view
district union donated Rs.31,000/-.
Indore district union
donated Rs.31,000/- as CHQ fund. Com. Prakash Sharma,
District Secretary, Indore handed over the cheque today to
the CHQ in the trade union class conducted at K.G. Bose
Memorial and Education Trust conducts trade union class at
A two day trade union
class, by the K.G.Bose Memorial and Education Trust,
started today. The classes took place in the auditorium
of K.G.Bose Bhawan, New Delhi. Comrades from Bihar, Odisha,
Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhnad, UP
(East), UP (West), Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Haryana,
Himachal Pradesh, J&K and Corporate Office participated in
the class. Each circle participated in the class with
their allotted number of students. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri,
president, welcomed all the comrades. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS,
spoke briefly on the need for conducting the trade union
class. Thereafter, the class started. Today's first class
was conducted by com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, on "Neo Liberal
Policies and their impact on Telecom Sector." In the post
lunch session, class on "Communal Harmony" was conducted
by professor Rajeev Kunwar of Delhi University. At the end
of each class, questions were raised by the students,
which were answered by the teachers.<<<
views of the class>>>
as resolved by the CEC Rajkot was conducted jointly by the
BSNLEU TF & TS Circle Kolkata.<click
circle conducts convention on Neo-Liberal policies,
communal harmony and 10 point charter of demands at Hubli.<<click
issued order on IDA w.e.f. 01.04.2014.<<click
Office letter on various issues raised by the Unions
and European Union play dirty politics in Ukraine
- Editorial of Tele Crusader April, 2014.<<click
secretly built Twitter like network to stir unrest in
The United States is
preaching about democracy and human rights to the entire
world. But it is the number one country in murdering
democracy in other countries, which it does not like. The
Associated Press, has now exposed how the US tries to
topple the progressive government in Cuba. We reproduce
hereunder excerpts from today’s Times of India in this
“The US government
masterminded the creation of a “Cuban Twitter” – a
communications network, designed to undermine the
communist govt. in Cuba, built with secret shell companies
and financed through foreign banks, the Associated Press
has learned. First, the network would build a Cuban
audience, mostly young people, then the plan was to push
them towards dissent. Yet, its users were neither aware it
was created by a US agency with ties to the State
Department, nor that American contractors were gathering
personal data about them, in the hope that the information
might be used some day for political purposes.”
- Times of India 04.04.2014
DO letter regarding settlement of pre 2006 CDA pension
Office calls for applications for finalising panel of
John A Thomas will look after as ED (Finance), BSNL.
Consequent to the
retirement of Smt. Geeta Rau, ED (Finance), Corporate
Office has issued letter stating that Shri John A Thomas,
PGM (IA&ENT), Corporate Office, will look after as ED
endorses DoT letter on CGHS facilities to BSNL retirees.<<click here>>
Union Classes to be held at New Delhi on 7th and 8th April
– Circle Secretaries to note please.
It is already intimated
that the K.G. Bose Memorial and Education Trust is holding
trade union classes at K.G. Bose Bhawan, New Delhi, on 7th
and 8th April, 2014, for the North Indian
Circles. CHQ has also already intimated the names of the
circles and the number of seats allotted to each circle.
The circle secretaries are requested to inform the General
Secretary through SMS immediately, the actual number of
comrades attending the classes from their circles, as well
as the date and time of their arrival. The classes will
start at 1000 hrs on 7th April and will be over
at 1400 hrs on 8th April.
Circle Executive Committee meeting and Convention of NTR
The Circle Executive
Committee meeting of NTR circle was held in the CTO
Sabhaghar today the 02.04.2014. Com. H.L. Makkar, Circle
President, presided over the meeting. As a part of this
meeting a convention on Neo Liberal Policies, Communal
Harmony and the 10 point charter of demands of the Central
Trade Unions. The convention was addressed by Com. Saibal
Sengupta, AGS, com. R.S. Chauhan and com. Chhidu Singh,
Asst. Circle Secretary. Nearly 200 comrades attended the
Office letter on 2nd amendment to BSNL
Employees Gratuity Trust Rules.<<click here>>
circle conducts successful convention as per the decision
of Rajkot CEC.<<click here>>
Office has issued letter on formation of Standing
BSNLEU has been insisting
upon the Management for early formation of the Standing
Committee of the National Council. Corporate Office has
now issued the letter. BSNLEU will have 3 members and NFTE
will have 2 members in the Committee.<<view
with Director (HR).
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and
com. Saibal Sengupta, AGS met Shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR)
and discussed the following issues.
Immunity from transfer at par with Executives.
It was demanded that the office-bearers of the recognised
unions of Non-Executives should be granted immunity from
transfers for three years, as is being given for the
Executives. (This demand is already rejected by the GM
Management should consider without further delay, the
change of designations of the Non-Executives. (The
designations committee meeting is taking place on
5 years of qualifying service for appearing JTO
The present qualifying service for appearing JTO LICE
should be reduced to atleast 5 years.
time relaxation for appearing Telecom Mechanic LDCE.
As a one time relaxation, the RMs and Group ‘D’s, who are
not having 10th std. qualification should be
allowed to appear the Telecom Mechanic LDCE.
Remitting CHQ quota of union subscription through
Corporate Office should issue a circular to all the CGMs,
directing the DDOs to remit quota of union subscription to
the CHQ through RTGS.
Following the order issued by the DoP&T, the BSNL Board
should immediately take decision for the extension of
Srinagar Valley Allowance.
Implementation of the settlement reached on correct
implementation of NEPP.
The settlement reached on 18.10.2013, in respect of
correct implementation of NEPP should be implemented
without further delay.
Harassments of GM, Jamshedpur.
Corporate Office should ensure to immediately stop the
harassments of GM Jamshedpur.
The Director (HR) assured to look into all these issues
and to take appropriate action.
with GM (NOFN).
Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS,
com. Sebastin, GS (SNEA) and com. Saibal Sengupta, AGS met
Shri Ranjan Ghosh, GM (NOFN) and discussed the impact that
BBNL will have on the future of BSNL. Various doubts being
raised by the employees regarding BBNL were also got
clarified. More discussions in this regard may be
with Sr.GM (BFCI).
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and
com. Saibal Sengupta, AGS met Smt. Yojna Das, Sr.GM (BFCI)
and discussed the following issues.
(1) The representatives pointed out that the EMI
amount being recovered from the employees, towards bank
loans, are not being remitted to the banks, by 10th of
every month, which results in imposition of penal interest
on the employees. This delay, it is being told at the SSA
level, is due to non-allotment of fund from Corporate
The Sr.GM replied that
the reason being told by the SSA administrations is not
correct. She assured that sufficient fund would be
allotted on time, if the same is requisitioned by the
circles on time.
(2) The representatives pointed out that
sufficient fund is not being allotted to Kolkata Circle
for BSNLMRS, as a result of which many hospitals have
withdrawn from BSNL tie-up, citing heavy backlog of
The Sr.GM, also refuted
this. She stated that sufficient fund will be allotted, if
requisitioned on time.
Office letter on posting JAO candidates to
writes to Director (HR), on removal of discrimination in
immunity from transfers between the office-bearers of the
Non-Executives and Executives.<<view
Section of the Corporate Office rejects BSNLEU’s demand
for parity on immunity from transfers between the
Non-Executives and Executives.<<view
writes to Director (HR), on the acute delay in the
settlement reached on correct implementation of NEPP.<<view
writes to Director (HR), on extension of Srinagar Valley
allowance and special concession/facilities to the
employees working in Kashmir Valley.<<view
It is reliably learnt
that the IDA w.e.f. 01.04.2014 has decreased by 2.1%.
Therefore the new rate of IDA will be 88.4%.
calling the pot black”
- Article of Telecrusader on Lok Sabha Elections 2014.
Committee meeting to take place
Committee for Change of Designations of the
Non-Executives, will meet on 23.04.2014. The issue of
change of designations is unduly delayed by the
Management. Now, we will try to sort it out as early as
possible. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri,
President, com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS are representatives
of BSNLEU in the Committee.<<view
of one extra increment granted in lieu of Grade IV -
Corporate Office writes to CGMs.
BSNLEU has strongly
opposed the Corporate Office letter, vide which the one
extra increment granted in lieu of Grade IV, to the
officials one year prior to their retirement, and has
demanded restoration of that one increment. Corporate
Office has requested the CGMs to furnish certain
informations in this connection. Circle Secretaries are
requested to kindly take up this issue with their
respective CGMs and arrange early despatch of the
informations to the Corporate Office.<<view
for the National Council meeting to be held on 22.04.2014.<<click here>>
of councils – Circle and District Secretaries to note
In most of the circles
and SSAs, councils are already formed. After the 6th
verification two unions, viz., BSNLEU and NFTE are
participating in the councils. It is very essential that
the Staff Side members of both the unions act in
coordination. This is necessary for the smooth functioning
of the councils, as well as for the settlement of the
issues. Lack of coordination among, Staff Side members
will be exploited by unscrupulous officers from the
Management Side. To improve coordination, the following
guidelines should compulsorily followed.
Side items are submitted to the Management only by the
Staff Side Secretary. But before submission of the items,
both the unions should sit, discuss and unanimously
finalise the items to be submitted.
(ii) Holding of a pre-council Staff Side meeting,
one day prior to the council meeting, is a must. In this
meeting, the items already submitted should be discussed
thoroughly and a unified approach on those issues should
(iii) Being the major Union, Circle/District
Secretaries of BSNLEU are having more responsibility in
ensuring coordinated functioning between both the unions
in the councils.
differences exist between both the unions in the matter of
functioning in councils, the matter should immediately be
brought to the notice of the Circle/General Secretary of
BSNLEU, for necessary intervention and solution.
on contract labour by com. A.K. Padmanabhan, President,
The system of contract
labour is introduced by the capitalists to maximise their
profit by ruthlessly exploiting the working class. Even
after 43 years of bringing in a law in the Indian
Parliament (Contract Labour Regulation and Abolition Act
1970), to protect the interests of the contract labour,
their condition continues to be very pathetic. Their
wages, working hours, job security, social security etc.,
etc., continue to be very abysmal. It is shocking to know
that the telecom sector engages the largest number of
contract labour (60% of the total workforce of the PSUs
and private companies) in the country. BSNLEU is
relentlessly taking efforts to orgainse the contract
workers under the banner of BSNL Casual and Contract
Workers Federation (BSNL CCWF). In this connection we
reproduce a recent article by com. A.K. Padmanabhan,
President, CITU, which throws much light on the issue.
Comrades are requested to read it.<<view
brief report on observing International Women’s day,
BSNLEU’s foundation day and anniversary of the Martyrdom
of comrades Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru in Tamil
Nadu circle.<<click here>>
greets the newly elected All India office bearers of FNTO.
The All India Conference
of FNTO was held at Chennai, from 20th to 22nd
2014. In this conference, com. Thomas John.K, com. K.
Jayaprakash and com. B.C.Pathak were elected as President,
General Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. BSNLEU
heartily greets the entire team of office bearers elected
in the Conference.
circle conducted an effective convention as per the
decision of Rajkot CEC.<<click here>>
circle conducts successful convention as per the decision
of Rajkot CEC.<<click here>>
circle conducts an inspiring convention
the decision of Rajkot CEC.<<click here>>
meeting BSNLEU, Kerala Circle.
The Circle executive
Committee meeting of BSNLEU Kerala Circle was held at P &
T House Thiruvananthapuram on 19th March 2014. Com.
A.V.Kuriakose, Circle President, presided. Com. K.Mohan,
Circle secretary, welcomed all. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, All
India President, BSNLEU, addressed the CEC and explained
the decisions of the CEC Rajkot for effective
implementation. He also spoke on the decisions of the
Forum as well as the newly formed JAC of Non-Executive
Unions/Associations. The CEC discussed in detail about the
issues and organisational matters. The tasks of the
workers in the present situation as well as in the general
elections were also discussed.
Day celebrated in Kozhikode.
BSNLEU Foundation Day, 22nd
March 2014, was celebrated at Kozhikode by organising a
well attended meeting in the PGM Office premises. Com.
Purushothaman, District President, presided. Com.
Jayarajan District Secretary, BSNLEU welcomed all.
Inaugurating the meeting, Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, spoke
about the heritage of BSNLEU and the circumstances under
which the Union was formed by merging 8 existing unions.
The achievements of the union during the last 13 years
were also focused. Com. Vijayakumar, ACS, BSNLEU and
Com.V.Bhagyalakshmi, convener, State Mahila committee also
Kerala convention.<<click here>>
Telephones Circle celebrates BSNLEU Day.<<click here>>
of Foundation Day of BSNLEU at WB Circle.<<click here>>
Foundation Day of BSNLEU a tribute by Calcutta Telephones
Unlike the previous years,
the members of Calcutta Telephones Circle has acted as a
pointer with love for their sacred union, BSNL
Employees Union, with the dream of holding the Red
flag of the union high in the sky. Thousands and thousand
workers in co-ordination with AIBDPA & Calcutta Telephones
Thika Majdoor union members assembled in the offices and
exchanges and by hoisting union flag and garlanding Martyr
column paid due homage to our ancestors who sacrificed
their life for the cause of exploitation free society.