The meeting of the AUAB, held on 24.04.2018, has called on the employees to conduct powerful street corner meetings from 07th to 11th May, 2018, against the anti-BSNL policies of the government and demanding the rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company. The AUAB has issued a joint circular, requesting the employees to conduct the programme effectively, giving guidelines for the programme.
The issue of issuing Presidential Orders to the Telecom Mechanics, in respect of whom TSM status was already conferred prior to 01.10.2000, was discussed in the National Council meeting. The Management has already agreed to send such cases to the DoT, for issuing Presidential Orders. However, it is understood that the case is lying pending due to non-receipt of inputs from the circles. Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri Saurabh Tyagi, GM (Estt.), today, and discussed this issue. He demanded early action on this issue. The GM (Estt.) assured to look into this and to do the needful.
BSNLEU is demanding that the RMs who were conferred with TSM status prior to 01.10.2000 should be given first promotion under NEPP, on completion of four years. This position has been upheld by the Court also. The BSNL Management has already accepted to implement this issue. However, the same is lying pending due to non-receipt of inputs from the circles. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri Saurabh Tyagi, GM (Estt.), today, and discussed this issue. He demanded early action on this issue. The GM (Estt.) assured to look into this and to do the needful.
A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) was held today the 24.04.2018. Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, BSNL MS, BSNL ATM and BSNL OA, participated. The meeting reviewed the March to Raj Bhawan programme, that was held on 19.04.2018. It is noted that, the programme could not be conducted in many circles, due to denial of permission for the same. The meeting also reviewed the progress in the Pay Revision issue. After detailed discussion, the following decisions are taken.
The AUAB meeting held today at New Delhi, reviewed the struggles being conducted against the formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. After detailed discussions, the meeting has decided to conduct street corner meetings throughout the country from 07th to 11th May, 2018. Circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to coordinate with the other constituents of the AUAB and to organise the programme very effectively to mobilise the opinion of the general public against the attempts of the government to break BSNL to pieces, by forming the Subsidiary Tower Company. These street corner meetings should be conducted in all places where the public gather, like railway stations, bus stands, market places, etc. Flex banners and placards should be displayed prominently, with wordings against the formation of Subsidiary Tower Company, during these meetings.
The CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held recently at Agartala, has decided to conduct Young Workers Convention in all circles. The idea of conducting such a convention is to educate the young workers of BSNL about the trade union movement and also to bring them into active trade union life. This issue was discussed in the Circle Executive Committee meeting of Punjab, held at Chandigarh yesterday. It is decided in yesterday’s meeting, to implement the decision of the Agartala CEC meeting. Accordingly, decision is taken to organise a massive Young Workers Convention at Ludhiana on 27th May, 2018.
The 8th death anniversary of Com. Moni Bose, our beloved leader and former General Secretary of AITEU Class-III, falls on 19th May, 2018. The CEC meeting held at Agartala has decided to organise Com. Moni Bose Memorial Lectures at New Delhi on 19.05.2018. Accordingly, CHQ is taking efforts to organise the lectures. There will be one lecture on The Neo-Liberal Policies. Another lecture will be on Communal Harmony. The lectures will be in Hindi. The seat allotment for the various circles is being communicated to the circle secretaries.
The Circle Executive Committee meeting of Punjab circle is taking place at Chandigarh today. Com.A.K.Verma, vice-president is presiding over the meeting. Com.Balbir Singh, circle secretary welcomed everyone. Com. P.Abhimanyu,GS and Com.R.S.Chauhan, Vice-President(CHQ) are attending this meeting. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, reported on the decisions of the Agartala CEC meeting. He also spoke on important issues, such as Wage Revision, Subsidiary Tower Company,etc. Com.R.S.Chauhan, VP(CHQ) addressed the meeting on current issues. Thereafter, Com.Balbir Singh, CS, presented the report on activities, which included the mid-term review, on the functioning of the circle union. Followed by this, circle executive committee members are deliberating and the session is continuing.
The CBI has arrested the notorious and corrupt ITS officer Adesh Kumar Gupta, along with two other officers in a bribery case. Adesh Kumar Gupta, who is working as the PGM, Faridabad, Haryana, has been arrested with two other officers, Kamal Mewani, AGM and Shankar Verma, JTO. It may be recollected that Adesh Kumar Gupta is the person, who was involved in the murder of Com. Sukendar Pal Singh, the former BSNLEU district secretary of Ghaziabad. In the present case, the CBI has registered a case under section 120-B of IPC and Section 7 of PC Act, 1988, on a complaint received from a contractor. It was alleged that the contractor was awarded work related to provisioning of new broadband connections/maintenance of broadband services by the Office of the PGM, BSNL, Faridabad. On completion of the work, the contractor has submitted 32 bills, totalling Rs. 7,99,877 for the said work during the period November, 2017 to January, 2018. Adesh Kumar Gupta has demanded Rs 51,000 through the AGM, for passing the bills. It is noteworthy that on an earlier occasion also, Adesh Kumar Gupta, was arrested on corruption charges, when he was GM, Noida. However, he managed to become the the PGM of nearby Faridabad. This only shows the influence he enjoys with the “ higher-ups”.
[ Source : UNI dated 21-04-2018 ]
Mrs.Nandavva Basappa Salakki, mother of Com.G.B.Salakki, former AGS, BSNLEU, passed away at Bijapur yesterday. She was 92 years old. She had been the affectionate mother of many of the BSNLEU comrades of Bijapur, as well as many circle level leaders of the Union. She used to attend the programmes of our Union at Bijapur. The CHQ of BSNLEU grieves due to the death of this affectionate mother, and conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to Com.G.B.Salakki, former AGS, his family members and the comrades of BSNLEU.
As per the call of the AUAB, memorandums were submitted to the Governors of Tamil Nadu and Punjab, even though Marches were not conducted. In Tamil Nadu, permission was not granted by the police, to conduct the March to Raj Bhawan. But, the leaders of AUAB were granted time by the Governor, for submission of the memorandum. Accordingly, the AUAB leaders met the Tamil Nadu Governor and submitted the memorandum. In Punjab, a demonstration was conducted in BSNL office, and thereafter the memorandum was submitted to the Governor by the leaders of AUAB.
As per the decision of the Agartala CEC meeting, the Circle Executive Committee meeting was conducted by Telecom Factory, Kolkata Circle, on 20.04.2018. Com.Sekhar Bhattacharjee, Circle President, presided over the meeting. Com, Om prakash Sing, Circle Secretary cum Organising Secretary(CHQ), welcomed all the comrades and made his presentation. As per decision of CEC meeting, Com. Saibal Sengupta, AGS, reported the decisions of the Agartala CEC meeting. After discussion by the executive committee members, the meeting resolved to implement the decisions of the Agartala CEC meeting.
As per the decision of the Agartala CEC meeting of BSNLEU, the Circle Executive Committee meeting of Bihar circle was held on 20th April, 2018 at Samastipur. The meeting was presided over by com M.K.Singh, circle president. After submission of the draft activities report by Com B.P.Singh, CS, Com Sunithi Choudhury, Organising Secretary (CHQ) and all district secretaries took part in the discussion. Com Swapan Chakraborty ,Dy GS, addressed the meeting and explained the decisions of the Agartala CEC meeting. He spoke elobratedly on the neo-liberal policies, struggles against the Subsidiary Tower Company, Wage Revision and other important issues.The meeting decided to implement the decisions of the Agartala CEC meeting, in Bihar circle. More than 50 circle office bearers and district secretaries attended the meeting.
The AUAB has given the call for conducting the "March to Raj Bhawan" programme on 19-04-2018, demanding the rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company. In most of the circles, the call has been successfully implemented. In some states, permission was not granted due to prohibitory orders. In such places alternative programme have been conducted. In many circles, the memorandum has been directly received by the state governors. BSNLEU heartily congratulates all the comrades for successfully implementing the call.
The All Unioins and Associations of BSNL Karnataka Circle organised a fantastic candle light demonstration, in front of Town Hall, Bengaluru on the evening of 19th April 2018. Permission was not granted for March to Raj Bhawan, in view of the election code of discipline. The Governor and ADC did not give appointment, hence the memorandum was submitted in the Governor's office.
The AUAB, Madhya Pradesh circle, conducted March to Raj Bhawan, in the route permitted by the police. A meeting took place between the Governor of Madhya Pradesh and memorandum was submitted. Com.G.L.Jogi, Senior leader, SNEA, who was present in Bhopal, participated. Memorandum was handed over to Her Excellency Governor , Smt Anandi Ben Patel in Governor House, Bhopal. Com G L Jogi, Com Prakash Sharma, CS, BSNLEU, Com Dutta Majumdar, CS, SNEA and Com Parvez, CS, AIBSNLEA were in the delegation. Governor patiently heard our issue and discussed with delegation for almost 15 minutes.
The AUAB, Maharashtra conducted an impressive dharna at Azad Maidan, Mumbai, on 19-04-2018. Permission was denied to conduct March to Raj Bhawan. After observing the dharna, the representatives of the AUAB submitted the memorandum in the Governor's office.
The Rajbhavan March organised by AUAB Kerala Circle was a grand success. Employees participated in the March massively, which started from Meuseum junction. The March was inaugurated by Com. B. Satyan MLA. Sri. V. R. Prathapan District President INTUC, Com. C. Vijayamma State Vice President AITUC, Confederation State General secretary Com. P. V. Rajendran, NFPE State Convener Com. P. K. Muraleedharan, AIBDPA All India Treasurer Com. R. Aravindakshan Nair, AIBSNLEA state Secretary Com. V. Shaji, NFTE State Secretary Com. S. P. Mohanakumar, FNTO Dist. Secretary Karamana Lal, AIGETOA Circle Secretary Com. S. Saheer, TEPU Circle president Com. Thomson, BSNLEU former Circle Secretary Com. K. Mohanan addressed the huge gathering Com. C. Santhoshkumar Circle Secretary BSNLEU and Convener AUAB welcomed the gathering and Com.T.Santhoshkumar Circle Secretary SNEA presided.