Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, addressed a largely attended contract workers meet at Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu circle, yesterday the 17-06-2018. It was organised by the Tamil Nadu Telecom Contact Workers Union (TNTCWU). The General Secretary explained about the various issues related to the revival of BSNL, the government's game-plan to weaken BSNL and the role of the contract workers in strengthening the Company. He also dealt with the various problems of the contract workers, and the efforts being taken by BSNLEU and the BSNLCCWF to settle them. The meeting was also addressed by Com.Vinod Kumar, General Secretary, TNTCWU, Com.P. Palanisamy, AGS, BSNCCWF, Com. K.T.Sambandam, DS, BSNLEU, and many others.
CHQ is saddened to know that Com. Triveni Pandey, district secretary, BSNLEU, Saharsa, Bihar, has passed away on 13.06.2018. CHQ pays it’s respectful homage to com. Triveni Pandey. CHQ also conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the departed leader.
BSNLEU conveys best wishes and warm greetings to all, on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr. Let the festival bring peace and prosperity to all.
BSNLEU is trying it’s best to get justice to the candidates of the JE LICE. The issue was raised vociferously in the 36th meeting of the National Council, held on 12-06-2018. Thereafter, BSNLEU has submitted an expert opinion to the Management, provided by an academician, explaining how many of the questions are flawed. In continuation of this, Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice-President(CHQ) met Ms. Samita Luthra, GM (Rect.) today and discussed the issue. The representatives emphatically demanded that the injustice can be done away with, only by granting relaxation, as demanded by the Union.
Senior journalist, Shujaat Bukhari, was gunned down by terrorists at Srinagar yesterday. Shri Bukhari was 49 years old, and was the editor-in-chief of the english daily, Rising Kashmir. This killing, which is an act of cowardice, has taken place even when the cease fire announced by the government was in force. BSNLEU strongly condemns this murder and conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to the family members of the slain journalist.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com.Animesh Mitra, Vice-president (CHQ) met Ms.Smithi Chowdhari GM (FP) today, and insisted for the early conducting of the JAO LICE. The representatives pointed out that the last JAO LICE was held in July, 2016, for the vacancies upto the period January, 2016. The GM(FP) accepted the demand and assured to do the needful.
The government’s attempt to privatise Air India, by selling 76% of it’s shares had failed. There was no one to buy Air India. So, now, the government is trying to some how sell out Air India, by giving more concessions to the buyers. In tune with this, the government is proposing to sell all the 100% shares, instead of the earlier proposal to sell only 76% shares. It is needless to say that the government may come forward to give more and more concessions to the private companies, to ensure Air India’s privatisation.
[Source: Times of India dt. 12.06.2018]
Former Telecom Minister, Dayanidhi Maran was earlier let off by a special court, in the case of installing of an illegal telephone exchange at his residence and misusing it for the benefit of Sun TV. Now, the CBI has filed a criminal revision petition in the Chennai High Court, against the discharge of Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran, from this case.
[Source: Times of India dt. 13.06.2018]
Former Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram was interrogated for the second time, by the Enforcement Directorate. This interrogation is being made in connection with the charge of money – laundering, related to the Aircel – maxis case. Media reports say that P. Chidambaram’s son, Karthi, may be charge – sheeted in this case.
[Source: TOI dt. 13.06.2018]
The CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at Agartala, has decided that the next All India Conference of the Union, shall be held at Mysuru, in Karnataka circle. The All India Centre has finalised the dates of the AIC as 4th to 7th January, 2019. In view of this, it is informed that all the circle and district conferences which have become due / or will becoming due before the AIC, should be conducted, to ensure the participation of their delegates in the Conference.
A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) will be held at 14:30 has on 26.06.2018, at BSNLMS office, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi. The meeting will deliberate various important issues including the Wage Revision, Subsidiary Tower Company and BSNL’s revival.
Prominent Bangladeshi writer and publisher Shahzahan Bachchu, aged 60, was killed on Monday. Bachchu was an out spoken person of secularism. It is a matter of serious concern that secular writers and bloggers are being killed one after another, by Islamic extremists, in Bangladesh.
In the meeting held with the Core Committee on 11.06.2018, the CMD BSNL briefed about the Management’s decision to give 12% discount to the retailers. In the meeting, Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, raised the demand that the Management should put in place a plan to pay incentive to the employees who do marketing. This will motivate the employees in doing intensive marketing, he pointed out. The CMD BSNL readily agreed of this demand. When asked, as to when the Incentive Plan would be put in place, the CMD BSNL replied that it would be finalised within a month.
CHQ is extremely saddened to inform that Com.Jyotsana Mokashi, Member of the All India BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee, as well as the Vice-president of BSNLEU District Union, CGM Office, Mumbai, passed away yesterday, due to heart attack. She passed away at Switzerland, while on tour in Europe. Com. Jyotsana Mokashi had been a dedicated comrade of the Union. CHQ pays homage to the departed comrade, and conveys it's condolences to her family, friends and comrades.
Recently, two active members of BSNL contract workers of Karnataka died under tragic circumstances. One is com. Kallappa, Bidar district secretary of contract workers union, who died in a road accident. The other is com. Mustafa, contract worker, Bidar, who died due to heart attack at New Delhi, when he came to participate in the Mahapadav. The Karnataka State BSNL Non- Permanent workers union took the initiative to collect relief to the families of the deceased comrades. In a meeting organised at TDM office, Bidar, the collected amount of Rs.2.50 lakh was handed over to their families. CHQ heartily congratulates all the comrades who took efforts to help the families in distress.