CHQ has already requested the circle secretaries to send the district wise particulars of the strike held on 16.02.2024. Many circle secretaries have not sent the details so far. Hence, once again CHQ calls upon those circle secretaries to send the strike particulars latest by tomorrow evening.
BSNLEU has written a letter to the Director (HR) today, requesting to grand a Formal Meeting for discussing certain important issues of the Non-Executives. BSNLEU has also given the list of issues on which the Formal Meeting is being sought. Copy of the letter and the list of issues are enclosed.
The letter written by BSNLEU to the Hon’ble Minister of Communications, demanding to allow BSNL to provide 4G service to it’s customers, by utilising the network of Vodafone Idea, has received wide coverage in the national media. We have already reported the coverage made by Economic Times. Times of India, which is the leading newspaper of India, has also made wide coverage about the issue raised by BSNLEU, through its letter written to the Hon’ble Minister of Communications. We enclose the news coverage made by Times of India on BSNLEU’s letter.
भारत का प्रमुख समाचार पत्र, टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया ने माननीय मंत्री को लिखे गए BSNLEU के पत्र को कवरेज दिया है।
BSNLEU द्वारा माननीय संचार मंत्री को लिखे गए पत्र, जिसमें वोडाफोन आइडिया के नेटवर्क का उपयोग करके बीएसएनएल को अपने ग्राहकों को 4G सेवा प्रदान करने की अनुमति देने की मांग की गई है, को राष्ट्रीय मीडिया में व्यापक कवरेज मिला है। हम पहले ही इकोनॉमिक टाइम्स द्वारा की गई कवरेज की रिपोर्ट कर चुके हैं। टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया, जो भारत का प्रमुख समाचार पत्र है, ने भी माननीय संचार मंत्री को लिखे पत्र के माध्यम से BSNLEU द्वारा उठाए गए मुद्दे के बारे में व्यापक कवरेज की है। हम BSNLEU के पत्र पर टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया द्वारा की गई समाचार कवरेज संलग्न कर रहे हैं।
Recently, BSNLEU has written letter to Shri Ashwini Vaishnav, Hon’ble Minister for Communications, requesting him to take steps for allowing BSNL to launch its 4G service immediately, by utilising the network of Vodafone Idea. BSNLEU’s letter has got coverage in the media. Leading daily, Economic Times Telecom has published an article on the letter of BSNLEU. We enclose the ET Telecom report here with.
In a landmark judgement delivered on 15.02.2024, the Supreme Court has struck down the Electoral Bonds Scheme implemented by the Narendra Modi government. A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India, D.Y. Chandrachud, stated that “contributions made by companies under Electoral Bonds Scheme are purely business transactions made with the intent of the securing benefits in return.” The judgement has stated that “political funding through Electoral Bonds promoted corruptions. It is also done for favour to be returned by the ruling party by way of policy changes or getting licenses”, noted the judgement. Undoubtedly, the system of Electoral Bonds has enabled the big corporates to give political donations to the ruling party for getting massive benefits from the government. BSNLEU welcomes this judgement of the Supreme Court.
BSNLEU has given call for organising a one day strike today the 16.02.2024, demanding settlement of the issues of Wage Revision, BSNL’s 4G & 5G, New Promotion Policy, Review of the Restructuring and other demands. Reports being received by the CHQ show that the strike has been successfully organised in all parts of the country. CHQ conveys it’s revolutionary greetings to all the circle and district unions which have organised the strike successfully and also to the employees who have participated in the strike.
BSNLEU has issued the following press statement to the media, in connection with the one day strike organised by the Union, demanding settlement of important issues.
BSNLEU has called on the employees to go on one day strike, tomorrow the 16.02.2024. The strike is being organised demanding immediate settlement of the burning issues of the employees, viz., Wage Revision, 4G & 5G to BSNL, New Promotion Policy, Review of the Restructuring of Manpower, Pension Revision, demands of the contract workers and other issues. The CHQ leaders have addressed meetings in almost all circles and have geared up the employees. Once again the CHQ calls upon the circle and district unions to take the last minute efforts to fully mobilise the employees in the strike and to make it successful.
The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has already delivered judgement on 26.07.2023, directing the DoT to issue Presidential Orders to the employees recruited by the DoT and sent for training prior to the formation of BSNL, i.e., 01.10.2000. It is going to be 7 months since the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India had delivered the judgement. However, the DoT has not implemented the judgement so far. BSNLEU has already written letters to the DoT on 31.07.2023 and 25.10.2023, demanding the DoT to implement the judgement. Once again, BSNLEU has written a letter to the Secretary, Telecom, today demanding early implementation of the order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court.
बीएसएनएल के गठन से पहले दूरसंचार विभाग द्वारा भर्ती किए गए और प्रशिक्षण के लिए भेजे गए कर्मचारियों को प्रेसिडेंशियल ऑर्डर जारी करना - BSNLEU ने सचिव, दूरसंचार विभाग को पत्र लिखकर माननीय सर्वोच्च न्यायालय के आदेश को लागू करने की मांग की है।
भारत के माननीय सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने पहले ही 26.07.2023 को फैसला सुना दिया है, जिसमें दूरसंचार विभाग को निर्देश दिया गया है कि वह दूरसंचार विभाग द्वारा भर्ती किए गए और बीएसएनएल के गठन से पहले, यानी 01.10.2000 को प्रशिक्षण के लिए भेजे गए कर्मचारियों को प्रेसिडेंशियल ऑर्डर जारी करे। भारत के माननीय सर्वोच्च न्यायालय को फैसला सुनाए हुए 7 महीने होने जा रहे हैं। हालाँकि, डीओटी ने अभी तक फैसले को लागू नहीं किया है। BSNLEU पहले ही 31.07.2023 और 25.10.2023 को दूरसंचार विभाग को पत्र लिखकर फैसले को लागू करने की मांग कर चुका है। एक बार फिर BSNLEU ने आज दूरसंचार सचिव को पत्र लिखकर माननीय सर्वोच्च न्यायालय के आदेश को शीघ्र लागू करने की मांग की है।
The renewal of the Group Term Insurance (GTI) scheme is due w.e.f. 01.03.2024. To finalise the terms and conditions for the renewal of the GTI scheme, two rounds of discussions were held in the BSNL Corporate Office between BSNL Management, LIC and representatives of the unions & associations. The first round was held on 05.02.2024 and the second round was held on 07.02.2024. On behalf of BSNLEU, Com.Ashwin Kumar, Organising Secretary (CHQ), participated in both these discussions. The LIC representatives demanded that, the premium should be increased from Rs.1.60/- per Rs.1,000/- to Rs.3 per Rs.1,000/-, for the Non-Executives who are below 50 years of age. The LIC wanted to raise the premium amount, since the claims have exceeded the premium amount received by it. However, this demand was strongly opposed by Com.Ashwin Kumar and other representatives of the unions and associations. Ultimately, it is decided that the old premium, i.e., Rs.1.60/- per Rs.1,000/- will continue. The Corporate Office has issued letter on 09.02.2024 for the renewal of the GTI scheme w.e.f. 01.03.2024.
The Co-ordination Committee of UP (East) circle organised it’s Convention at Lucknow on 09.02.2024. A good number of comrades participated in this Convention. Com R.K.Mishra, Circle President, BSNLEU, UP (East) Circle presided over. Com K. R. Yadav, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, welcomed everyone and initiated the discussion. Com. Prem Nath Rai, General Secretary, CITU, Uttar Pradesh, inaugurated. Com Animesh Mitra, President, BSNLEU addressed the Convention and explained in detail about the demands contained in the strike notice to be organised on 16th February. He severely criticised the anti-BSNL and pro-private policies of the Government, as a result of which lakhs of customers are leaving BSNL. He highlighted the non-settlement of Wage Revision, Stagnation, New Promotion Policy, Restructuring issue and urged upon the employees to massively join the strike on 16th February. After the Convention, an Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, UP(East) circle, was held.
The launching of BSNL’s 4G service is getting terribly delayed. As a result of this, BSNL is losing lakhs of customers every month. The 4G equipments of TCS, to be supplied to BSNL, are still undergoing field trials. The CMD BSNL has told the unions and associations in Ahmedabad that, BSNL’s 4G service would be launched only in December, 2024. The Government of India is the biggest shareholder in Vodafone Idea. Hence, BSNLEU has written a letter to the Hon’ble Minister of Communications today and has suggested that, as a temporary measure, BSNL should be allowed to immediately launch 4G service to it’s customers, by utilising the 4G network of Vodafone Idea.
CoC of Uttarakhand circle organised a very good Convention at Dehradun today. The Convention started with the hoisting of the Union Flag by Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS. Com.J.P. Kothari, President, AIBDPA, presided over the Convention and delivered the presidential address. Com.Devendra Singh Bisht, CS, welcomed everyone and delivered his speech. Com.Unniyal, CS, AIBDPA, did the compering. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the Convention and elaborately spoke on the burning issues of non-settlement of Wage Revision, Pension Revision, denial of 4G & 5G to BSNL, need for a New Promotion Policy, review of the Restructuring, etc. He called on the employees to join the 16th February, strike and to make it a total success. Many comrades who participated in the Convention spoke and supported the decision of BSNLEU to go on One Day Strike on 16.02.2024.
Bihar circle organised an enthusiastic Convention at Patna on 08.02.2024. A good number of comrades participated. Com.B.P. Singh, President, presided over. Com.Prasant Kumar, CS, delivered the welcome address. Com.Animesh Mitra, President, addressed the Convention and explained in detail about the demands contained in the charter of demands for the One Day strike to be organised on 16.02.2024. He criticised the anti-worker and pro-rich policies of the Modi government. The Convention was also addressed by Com.N.K. Shrivastava, CS, AIBDPA. Com.Lakshman Kumar, CS, BSNLCCWF, Com.Ramnath Roy and others. The Convention decided to join the strike on 16th February.The meeting concluded with the presidential address of Com.B.P. Singh.
The Circle Executive Committee meeting of Kerala circle was held online on 11.02.2024. Com.P. Manoharan, Circle President & Organising Secretary(CHQ), presided. Com.M.Vijayakumar, CS, welcomed everyone and spoke briefly explaining the agenda of the meeting. Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and explained about the demands contained in the charter of demands for the strike. Com.K.N. Jyothilekshmi, AGS & Convenor, BSNLWWCC, also addressed the meeting. Thereafter, all the district secretaries and circle office bearers participated in the deliberations and explained about the preparations being carried out to make the strike successful. The meeting unanimously resolved to make the One Day Strike on 16th February, a big success in Kerala circle. Finally, Com.M. Vijayakumar, CS, summed up the discussions and delivered vote of thanks.
Punjab circle union of BSNLEU organised it’s Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting at Chandigarh. Com.Sanjeev Kumar, Circle President, presided over. Com.H.S. Dhillon, Circle Secretary, welcomed everyone and briefed on the purpose of conducting the meeting. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and explained elaborately about the demands on which the strike is being organised on 16.02.2024. He severely criticised the government and the BSNL Management for not settling the Wage Revision, denying BSNL’s timely launching of 4G & 5G services and other issues. Further, he clarified that the strike is being organised purely on the demands of the BSNL employees and appealed to the employees to make the strike successful.
Andaman & Nicobar circle union organised a strike preparatory general body meeting at Port Blair on 09-02-2024. A good number of employees, pensioners and contract workers participated. Com.SP.Kalairajan, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Andaman & Nicobar, addressed the meeting and explained about the demands on which strike is being organised by BSNLEU on 16th February, 2024. Com. S.P. Kalairajan called on the employees to fully participate in the strike and to make it a total success in Andaman & Nicobar circle.