The attitude of the government, towards the public sector Hindustan Aeronautic Ltd. (HAL) has got exposed. In the debate that took place in the Parliament, Rahul Gandhi accused that the government has left the HAL high and dry in the Rafale deal. He accused that instead of making the HAL as the offset partner in the Rafale deal, the Modi government has selected Anil Ambani’s company. In reply to this, Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence Minister, told the Parliament that the government has given projects worth Rs.1 lakh crores to the HAL. Incidentally, news came in the media that, the HAL is struggling to pay salary to it’s employees, and that it has taken Rs.1,000 crore as bank loan, for payment of the salary. Again Rahul Gandhi accused that, the government has not given any project to the HAL as of now. Nirmala Sitharaman, tried to substantiate her earlier statement by saying that, the projects for HAL are in the pipeline (being processed). This time Rahul Gandhi asked as to how the government has paid Rs.22,000 crores to the Dassault Aviations (supplier of Rafale jets), even though not even a single Rafale jet has been delivered so far. At the same time, he also questioned why the government has not paid Rs.15,700 crores to the HAL, for the projects it has already completed for the Indian Air Force. From the above debate it is becoming very clear that the government is interested only to take care of the Indian corporates and multinational companies, and that it is leased bothered about our Public Sector Companies..
The AUAB meeting is taking place today, to review the developments that have taken place after the deferment of the Indefinite Strike, and also about the future strategy of the AUAB.
The historic two day General Strike started today, against the anti-people and anti-worker policies of the Modi government. As per media reports the strike has made very big impact throughout the country. CHQ has received reports that the strike is effective in BSNL. Many circles have sent photos. All circle unions are requested to send a brief report. CHQ conveys it’s revolutionary greetings to all the comrades participating in the strike.
The Regional Labour Commissioner (Central) conducted a conciliation today, in connection with the Indefinite Strike that was to start from 03.12.2018. Representatives of the DoT and BSNL were present. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, Com.Chandeshwar Singh, GS, NFTE, Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, Com.Rasheed Khan, AGS, TEPU, Com. Rewati Prasad, AGS, BSNL ATM, Com.Kabeer Das & Com.H.P. Singh, BSNL OA represented the unions and associations. An action taken report was submitted by the Director (SR), DoT, on the demands of the AUAB. It observed that the DoT has not taken any substantial step to settle the important issues of 3rd Pay Revision, Allotment of 4G spectrum, Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic pay, etc. The representatives of the AUAB stated that there would be industrial unrest if the issues are not settled expeditiously.
There is no doubt that the world will laugh at India, for the speeches made by some so called scientists, in the 106th session of the Indian Science Congress, held at Jalandhar last Friday. G. Nageswara Rao, the Vice Chancellor of Andhra University has stated in this Congress that, Kauravas of Mahabharata were born using stem cell technology. He has also told that Ravana of Ramayana used 24 types of aircrafts and that Srilanka had airports during the time of Ravana.
Another scientist, by name K.J. Krishnan has stated in the Conference that the theories of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein were wrong and would be disapproved. He has also told that “Gravitational Waves” would soon be renamed “Narendra Modi Waves” and that “Gravitational Lensing Effect” would be renamed as “Harsh Vardhan Effect”.
What these so called scientists have spoken last Friday, is nothing but the continuation of what Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke a view years back in a Mumbai Congress. Narendra Modi spoke that Lord Ganesha was created through plastic surgery. G. Nageswara Rao and K.J. Krishnan are only following the Prime Minister of the country. We do not know where the country is going.
The historic 18th General Strike by the working class of India is starting from midnight tomorrow. The Strike is to defend the public sector of the country and to change the anti-worker and pro-corporate policies of the government. Without the united and militant struggles of the working class, these policies cannot be changed. The working class of France is showing us the right path. The struggles that are going on in France, in the name of “yellow vests”, are against the burdens being imposed on the working people, to ensure big profits to the corporates. Let the two day General Strike be a starting point for more militant struggles to come in the future. CHQ conveys it’s revolutionary greetings to all the leaders and comrades who are organising the Strike throughout the country.
The issue of allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, is also raised in the Parliament. The question raised by Shri Binoy Viswam, MP and the reply given by Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble MoS(C) are enclosed for the information of our comrades. From the reply, it could be understood that the Hon’ble MoS(C) has avoided giving a direct reply to the question.
As has already been reported, the DoT has already prepared a Cabinet Note, for the allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, and has sent it for Inter-ministerial consultation. Under these circumstances, some media has reported that the Niti Aayog has objected to the allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. This news is being extensively circulated in the social media. If this news is correct, the AUAB will definitely take the necessary steps for getting 4G spectrum to BSNL. Comrades are requested not to become panicky.
With the view to mobilise the employees for the two day General Strike to be organised on 08th & 09th January, 2019, BSNLEU, NFTE, BSNL MS and TEPU had given call for organising lunch hour demonstrations and gate meetings today. Accordingly, the programme is observed throughout the country today. CHQ requests the circle and district unions to continue to campaign among the employees, for making the two day General Strike successful.
कल गेट मीटिंग और भोजन अवकाश प्रदर्शन प्रभावशाली रूप से आयोजित करें...
BSNLEU, NFTE, BSNL MS और TEPU द्वारा दिनांक 05.01.2019 को भोजन अवकाश के दौरान मीटिंग आयोजित कर प्रदर्शन करने का सभी बीएसएनएल कर्मियों को आव्हान किया जा चुका है। यह कार्यक्रम सरकार की कर्मचारी विरोधी, जन विरोधी नीतियों के विरोध में 08 और 09 जनवरी 2019 को होने जा रही दो दिवसीय आम हड़ताल में कर्मचारियों को शामिल होने के लिए संगठित करने के उद्देश्य से किया जा रहा है। सीएचक्यू का सभी सर्किल और डिस्ट्रिक्ट सेक्रेटरीज से, NFTE, BSNL MS और TEPU से समन्वय कर प्रदर्शन और गेट मीटिंग के कार्यक्रम को प्रभावी रूप से आयोजित करने का आग्रह है।
BSNLEU, NFTE, BSNL MS and TEPU have already called on the BSNL employees to organise lunch hour demonstrations and gate meetings tomorrow, the 05-01-2019. This programme has been called on, with the view to mobilise the employees for the 2 day General Strike to be held on 8th and 9th January, 2019, against the anti- working class and anti-people policies of the government. CHQ calls upon the circle and district secretaries to effectively organise the demonstrations and gate meetings tomorrow, in coordination with NFTE, BSNL MS and TEPU.
A massive Convention was organised at Kolkata, to mobilise the employees for the 2 day General Strike, to be held on 8th and 9th January, 2019. It was held in CTO Institute Hall. The Convention was jointly organised by BSNLEU, NFTE and NUBSNLW (FNTO) Com. Sisir Kumar Roy CS BSNLEU CTD Circle, Com. Aloke Nandi, CS, FNTO and Com. Tapan Biswas, CS, NFTE presided over the convention. The Convention was addressed by Com. Anadi Sahoo, GS, CITU WB, Com. Kamarujjaman kamar, President, INTUC,WB, Com.Animesh Mitra, President, BSNLEU and Com. Sekhar Majumdar, CS, CTD, NFTE. All the speakers appealed to the employees to make the strike a grand success to save BSNL and to save the Public Sector.
The AUAB, Karnataka circle organised a huge joint GB meeting at Bengaluru on 2nd January 2019. Around 300 comrades attended. Com.A.C.Krishna Reddy, Chairman, AUAB, presided. Com.C.K. Gundanna, Convenor, welcomed all and briefed about the importance and necessity of holding the General Body meeting of AUAB. Com.K.S. Sheshadri, Dy.Gen.Secretary, NFTE BSNL, Com.H.V. Sudharshan, Dist.Secretary, BSNLEU, BGTD, Com. S.P. Jagadale, CS, SNEA, Com. S.K. Hiremath, CS, AIBSNLEA, Com.S.S. Prasad, CS BSNL MS, Com. Chandan, ACS AIGETOA and Com.Raghu, All India Org.Secretary, ATM, addressed the house and explained in detail about the decisions taken in the meeting held between the Hon'ble MoS(C) and the AUAB on 03-12-2018, based on which the Indefinite Strike has been deferred.
620 km की मानव दीवार (Human Wall) बना कर केरल की महिलाओं ने इतिहास रचा.
महिलाओं के साथ भेदभाव के विरोध में 01.01.2019 को केरल की महिलाओं ने 620 km लंबी ऐतिहासिक मानव दीवार बनाई। यह मानव दीवार उत्तर में स्थित कासरगोड से दक्षिण में स्थित तिरुअनंतपुरम तक बनाई गई। महिलाओं के लिए समानता की मांग करते हुए बनाई गई इस दीवार की निर्मिति में कई संगठन सहभागी हुए। इस मानव दीवार हेतु, एक रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, 50 लाख महिलाएं शामिल हुईं। ऐसे समय में, जब कट्टरपंथी ताकतें केरल को तमोयुग (dark age) की ओर ले जाने हेतु प्रयासरत हैं, वहीं केरल की महिलाओं का यह आंदोलन निःसंदेह प्रशंसनीय है। बीएसएनएल एम्प्लॉईज यूनियन उन सभी महिलाओं को और उनके संगठन को सैल्यूट करती है जिन्होंने इस ऐतिहासिक आंदोलन में शिरकत की।
अक्टूबर 2018 में केवल जिओ और बीएसएनएल ने अपनी ग्राहक संख्या में वृद्धि की..
यह बेहद उत्साहवर्धक खबर है कि अक्टूबर 2018 में अपनी ग्राहक संख्या में रिलायंस जियो के अलावा अगर किसी कंपनी ने वृद्धि की है तो वह कंपनी बीएसएनएल है।भारतीय दूरसंचार क्षेत्र की अन्य सभी कंपनियों ने अपने ग्राहकों को खोया है। ट्राई की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार अक्टूबर 2018 में केवल जिओ और बीएसएनएल ने ही अपनी ग्राहक संख्या में वृद्धि की है। जिओ ने 1 करोड़ ग्राहक जोड़े हैं, वहीं बीएसएनएल ने 3.66 लाख ग्राहक बढ़ाएं हैं। हालांकि, रिलायंस जिओ द्वारा जोड़ी गई ग्राहक संख्या की तुलना में बीएसएनएल द्वारा जोड़ी गई ग्राहकों की संख्या कम जरूर प्रतीत होती है, किन्तु बीएसएनएल का परफॉरमेंस एक बड़ी उपलब्धि है, विशेष रूप से वोडाफोन के परफॉरमेंस की तुलना में जिसने अपने 73.61 लाख ग्राहकों को खोया है। एयरटेल ने 18.64 लाख ग्राहक, टाटा टेली सर्विसेस ने 9.25 लाख ग्राहक, एमटीएनएल ने 8068 और आर कॉम ने 3831 ग्राहकों को खोया है। इन सभी कंपनियों ने कुल 1.01 करोड़ की बड़ी संख्या में अपने ग्राहकों को खोया है।
[ स्त्रोत: टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया दिनांक 02-01-2019 ]
In the meeting held with Hon’ble MoS(C) on 03.12.2018, the AUAB was assured that an Institutional Mechanism would be put in place to monitor the implementation of the decisions taken. Accordingly, the AUAB was informed late in the evening yesterday that, a meeting would be held today. Since, the General Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE and AIBSNLEA are out of Delhi, the AUAB has requested the DoT to hold the meeting next week. Accordingly, the first meeting of the Institutional Mechanism is expected to be held next week.
It is a matter of great encouragement that, apart from Reliance Jio, there is only one company which increased it's customers in October, 2018, and that company is BSNL. All other companies in the Indian telecom sector have lost their customers. According to the TRAI report, only Jio and BSNL increased their customers in Oct.2018. Jio added 1 crore customers, while BSNL increased 3.66 lakh customers. BSNL's customer addition may look small, compared to the addition made by Reliance Jio. But, BSNL's performance is a very big achievement, compared to the performance of Vodafone which has lost a massive 73.61 lakh customers. Airtel has lost 18.64 lakh customers, Tata Tele Services has lost 9.25 lakh customers, MTNL has lost 8,068 customers, and RCom has lost 3,831 customers. All these companies have lost a whopping 1.01 crore customers.
[Source: ToI dt. 02-01-2019 ]