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Office bearers
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Office bearers

  • Com. Animesh Mitra

    [ President ]
  • Com. P. Abhimanyu

    [ General Secretary ]
  • Com. John Verghese

    [ Deputy General Secretary ]
  • Com. Irfan Pasha

    [ Treasurer ]

Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Nagar, Opp. Shadipur Bus Depot, New Delhi- 110008

011-25705385(Office), 011-25894862(Fax)

envelopebsnleuchq@gmail.com
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Office bearers
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Office bearers

  • Com. Animesh Mitra

    [ President ]
  • Com. P. Abhimanyu

    [ General Secretary ]
  • Com. John Verghese

    [ Deputy General Secretary ]
  • Com. Irfan Pasha

    [ Treasurer ]

Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Nagar, Opp. Shadipur Bus Depot, New Delhi- 110008

011-25705385(Office), 011-25894862(Fax)

envelopebsnleuchq@gmail.com

BSNL Employees Union (CHQ), New Delhi

17 - Sep - 2020
Amended Constitution copies of the Union - left out circles are also requested to inform the CHQ about their requirement.

CHQ is in the process of printing the Constitution of the Union, with the amendments as approved in the 9th All India Conference held at Mysuru. CHQ has already requested the circle secretaries, to inform the CHQ about the number of Constitution copies required by them. So far, only the circles of Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kolkata, J&K, NE-II and Jharkhand have informed the CHQ about their requirement. Since the new Constitution copies will be made available in the Pune Extended CEC meeting, the remaining circle secretaries are also requested to immediately inform about their requirement to the CHQ.

17 - Sep - 2020
Election Campaign meeting organised at Kanpur.

As a part of election campaigning, a meeting was organised at Kanpur on 09-09-2019, by the UP (E) Circle union. It was presided over by Com Ravindra Kumar. Com. D N Tripathi, DS, Kanpur and Circle President, UP (E) Circle welcomed all. Com Prakash Sharma, Assistant General Secretary addressing the meeting, explained in detail on the issues of VRS, reduction in retirement age, reasons for continued loss of BSNL,  motives behind land monetisation, demand of capital infusion by Govt in BSNL, soft loan etc. Com Sharma informed the gathering as to how our vigilant General Secretary issued a very boldly drafted press note which foiled the management's plan to sell the land of BSNL at the rates far below the market value. Com Sudama Prasad Mishra, Circle Treasurer elaborated on various achievements of BSNLEU. Com Meera Shukla, District Office Bearer also delivered a very brief but impressive speech. Com Dr D N Tripathi conducted the proceedings. 

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17 - Sep - 2020
Hindi translation of "Hunger strike on 25-11-2019 - talks held with the Management failed."

25-11-2019 को भूख हड़ताल- प्रबंधन से हुई वार्ता विफल...

आज डायरेक्टर (HR) और BSNLEU, BTEU, FNTO, BSNL MS, ATM और BSNL OA के महासचिवों/प्रतिनिधियों के बीच भूख हड़ताल हेतु प्रेषित नोटिफिकेशन पर चर्चा हुई।GM(Estt.) और GM(SR) भी उपस्थित थे। महत्वपूर्ण मुद्दों पर कोई सहमति नही बनीं। विशेष रूप से VRS ऑप्टीज के लिए पेंशन  कम्युटेशन के मुद्दे से जुड़ी समस्याएं व 3rd पे रिवीजन का लाभ बाबद मैनेजमेंट द्वारा कोई आश्वासन नही दिया जा सका। मैनेजमेंट ने, अक्टूबर के वेतन भुगतान, रिकवरीज का प्रेषण और कॉन्ट्रैक्ट वर्कर्स के वेजेस हेतु भी कोई आश्वासन नही दिया। अतः यह निर्णय लिया गया कि 25-11-2019 को भूख हड़ताल का कार्यक्रम जारी रखा जाए। चर्चाओं पर विस्तृत नोट कल वेबसाइट पर अपलोड किया जाएगा। सर्किल व डिस्ट्रिक्ट सेक्रेटरीज इस कार्यक्रम को वृहद रूप से सफल बनाने हेतु हर संभव प्रयास करें।

17 - Sep - 2020
I am concerned about the New Citizenship Laws of India – says Secretary General of the United Nations.

While concerns are being expressed over the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) and the proposed NRC (National Register of Citizens), Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, has stated that he is concerned about the above mentioned new laws. He has stated that it is necessary to do everything to prevent “statelessness” when a national law is changed.

[Source: Times of India dated 20.02.2020]

17 - Sep - 2020
More views of the dharna programme held today.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Madhya Pradesh circle Executive Committee meeting successfully held online.

The online Circle Executive Committee meeting of Madhya Pradesh is successfully held today. Totally, 36 comrades participated in the meeting.  Com.B.S. Raghuwanshi, Circle President, presided over.  Com.Prakash Sharma, CS & AGS, welcomed everyone and briefly presented report on activities. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, inaugurated the meeting  and spoke at length  on the functioning of the CHQ, issues taken with the Management,  the status on  BSNL’s 4G and Revival, the devastating attacks on the Public Sector and on workers’ right and the need to unitedly fight against the government policies to safeguard BSNL, were explained by the General Secretary. Com.John Verghese, AGS,  addressed the meeting and spoke on the financial crisis being faced by India. 25 comrades participated in the discussion that ensued. Fruitful decisions are taken to implement the decisions of the CHQ and also to strengthen the movement in MP circle. The CHQ heartily congratulates Madhya Pradesh circle union for  organising a perfect online meeting and making the programme highly successful.

17 - Sep - 2020
Memorandum submitted to the Hon'ble MPs of Thirunelveli and Pollachi, (Tamil Nadu) circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MPs, shri K.R.P. Prabakaran, Thirunelveli, shri C. Mahendran, Pollachi and shri S.R. Balasubramanian.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Meeting of representatives of Working Women's organisations held at New Delhi.

A meeting of the representatives belonging to the Working Women's Coordination Committees of CITU, CCGEW, AIIEA, BSNLEU, BEFI and FMRAI was held today, at CITU’s office in New Delhi. BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee is represented by Com. Chandra Prabha Muchhal, member of the committee from Haryana. Com. Ramesh Chand, Org. Secretary (CHQ) also attended the meeting. The meeting has held discussions on holding joint campaign on women’s issues. Other issues discussed include sexual harassment against women in work places and observing international women’s day on 08th March, 2018, to highlight women’s democratic rights. The meeting has also decided to plan a joint national campaign on violence against women, along with women’s organisations and other mass organisations.   

17 - Sep - 2020
Enthusiastic demonstration organised at BSNL Corporate Office.

As per the call of the AUAB, a very enthusiastic demonstration was organised at BSNL Corporate Office today, demanding implementation of the assurances given by the Hon’ble MoS(C), on wage revision, 4G spectrum, pension contribution and pension revision issues. A large number of employees of the Corporate Office participated in this demonstration. This programme was conducted throughout the country yesterday. However, it is organised in the BSNL Corporate Office only today, in view of the Sanchar Shri award giving ceremony held at the Corporate Office yesterday. Both the GS,BSNLEU and the Dy.GS, BSNLEU are out of Delhi, and Com.Ramesh Chand, Organising Secretary(CHQ) participated.

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17 - Sep - 2020
IDA increase.

It is learnt that IDA will increase from 128% to 135.6%, w.e.f.1st October 2018. Thus, the net increase in IDA will be 7.6%.

17 - Sep - 2020
Circular of the Reception Committee of the 9th All India Conference.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Bomb explosions in Sri Lanka - BSNLEU condoles the deaths.

BSNLEU condoles the death of around 290 people, who were killed in bomb blasts in Sri Lanka last night. Among the killed, 30 are foreigners. More than 500 people are also injured. Eight bombs went off in churches, hotels, etc. BSNLEU strongly condemns this brutal attacks on innocent people.

17 - Sep - 2020
Enthusiastic Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting of AP circle.

The Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting of Andhra Pradesh circle is held at Vijayawada today. Com.J. Sampath Rao, AGS, hoisted the National Flag and Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, hoisted the Union’s red flag. The session started after paying homage to the departed leaders. Com. Prabakar Rao, Circle President, presided over the meeting. Com. P.Asoakababu, Circle Secretary, welcomed everyone. The Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting was inaugurated by Com.Gafur, General Secretary, CITU, Andhra Pradesh state. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, addressed the meeting and explained at length about the ongoing developments connected with the revival of BSNL. He explained how the anti-BSNL measures taken by the government ruined BSNL and called on the employees to be prepared for united struggles, combined with massive campaigns among the public, to safeguard BSNL and to ensure it’s revival. The meeting was also addressed by Com.J. Sampath Rao, AGS and Com. Rama Devi, Vice President (CHQ).  The participants enthusiastically responded to the speeches of the leaders. The subjects committee meeting is taking place after the lunch.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Election campaign meeting at Rohtak and Hisar, Haryana on 9th September 2019.

BSNLEU, Haryana circle organised election campaign meetings at Rohtak and Hisar on 9th September 2019. The 1st meeting was at Rohtak, presided over by Com.Rajender Man, District President. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com.M.S.Kadian,CS, spoke on issues related to verification. Com.Rajender Julka, District Secretary gave vote of thanks. At Hisar, the meeting was presided over by Com.Suresh Kumar, senior leader of BSNLEU. Com.Naresh Kumar, Circle President and District Secretary of  Hisar welcomed all. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, in his speech explained elaborately about the struggles for Revival of BSNL and against the conspiracy of the government to kill the company. Com.M.S.Kadian,CS,BSNLEU and Com.Kuldeep Singh, CS, AIBDPA also address the meeting.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Details of the discussion held between the Director(HR) and unions which had issued notice for hunger strike on 25-11-2019.

Talks were held yesterday the 22.11.2019, between Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) and the General Secretaries / Representatives of BSNLEU, BTEU, FNTO, BSNL MS, ATM and BSNL OA. The details of the discussions are as follows:-

 

  1. Problems related to commutation of pension to VRS optees.

As per VRS-2019, commutation of pension to the VRS optees, will be allowed only when they attain 60 years of age. However, as per existing rules, a retiree has to apply for pension commutation within one year of his retirement. If not, he has to undergo medical examination, which may create many unwanted problems to the VRS optee. Further, if the VRS optee dies between the date of his going on VRS and the date of his attaining 60 years of age, the family of the VRS optee will not get the benefit of pension commutation. This will result in a huge loss to the family of the VRS optee. Hence, the unions demanded that necessary amendments to the Commutation of Pension Rules should be made, to avoid the above stated sufferings to the VRS optees. However, the Management Side could not give any concrete solution to this problem.

 

  1. Eligibility of 3rd PRC to the VRS optees.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court judgement says that, an official who goes on VRS, is not entitled for Pay Revision implemented retrospectively. Further, it is also categorically stated in the VRS-2019 that “the benefits payable under this scheme shall be in full and final settlement of all claims of whatsoever nature, whether arising under the scheme or otherwise.” This provision in the VRS 2019 makes it very clear that the VRS optees will not be allowed the benefit of 3rd PRC. Hence, in view of the Supreme Court judgement and also the provision contained in VRS-2019, the unions demanded that BSNL Management should give a categorical commitment that the VRS optees will get 3rd PRC, when implemented retrospectively. However, the Management could not give any commitment in this regard.

 

  1. Implementation of commitment given at the time of formation of BSNL on the age of retirement.

BSNL Management vide it’s letter number BSNL/4/SR/2000 dated the 2nd January, 2001, has given an assurance that the age of retirement (superannuation) for the employees absorbed in BSNL will be regulated in accordance with government rules. However, contrary to this order, employees are being threatened that the retirement age of BSNL employees would be reduced to 58. Hence, the unions demanded that the Management should give a commitment that the assurance given in the above mentioned letter should be honoured. However, due to obvious reasons, the Management Side avoided giving any categorical commitment on this issue.

 

  1. Transfers and roadmap to cop with the workload, in the post-VRS scenario.

The unions bitterly complained that the top officers of BSNL are involved in threatening the employees that they would be transferred if they do not go on VRS. The unions even mentioned the names of the top officers who involved in such threatenings and demanded a commitment from the Management that employees would not be transferred vindictively. On this issue, the response of the Management was positive.

 

  1. Payment of salary, remittance of recoveries and contract workers wages.

The unions demanded that the October salary should be paid immediately, and also the recoveries made from the employees' salaries since May, 2019, should be remitted to the concerned organisations without delay. They also demanded that the 10 month wage arrears of the contract workers should be paid at once. However, on these issues the Management Side was not able to give any assurance.

 

  1. 3rd PRC and Pension Revision.

The unions demanded that these issues should be settled without further delay. However, the Management Side stated that these issues need to be discussed with the Secretary, Telecom, for which a meeting would be arranged by the BSNL Management at the earliest.

 

  1. Launching of 4G service.

The unions demanded that 4G service should be launched immediately, utilising the spectrum that has been allotted by the government. On this issue the Management Side stated that BSNL’s 4G service would be launched before 31st March, 2020. 


The discussion lasted for more than 2 hours. At the end of the meeting, the representatives who participated in the discussion reviewed the outcome of the meeting. All the representatives were of the unanimous opinion that the response of the Management Side was unsatisfactory and decided to organise the hunger strike as per schedule.

17 - Sep - 2020
14 documents are not enough to prove Indian Citizenship.

Wide spread protests are taking place throughout the country against the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act), NPR (National Population Register) and the NRC (National Register for Citizens). However, many of us are thinking that we are not going to be affected. But, what has happened to a woman in Assam should open our eyes.

 

Jabeda Begum had submitted 14 documents, including her PAN Card, Ration Card, two bank passbooks, voter lists where her name, along with the names of her parents and grandparents are there. Still, the Tribunal and the Guwahati High Court have rejected her citizenship.

[Source: Times of India dated 20.02.2020]

17 - Sep - 2020
CHQ thankfully acknowledges the receipt of the following donations from Karnataka circle, to the "Contract Workers Relief Fund".

1) Com. H. G. Kiran. ADS. Chikmaglur - Rs.1,000/-

2) Com. Manohar Ujalankar, Ex.DS, AIBDPA - Rs.1,000/-

3) Com. K. Sadasivan, BP, BGTD, Ulsoor - Rs.1,000/-

4) Com. Shivaprasad, AGM, Ulsoor, BGTD - Rs.1,000/-

5) Com. Udaykumar, SDE, Ulsoor, BGTD - Rs.1,000/-

6) Com. N. Kumareshan, Ex. CWC member - Rs.1,000/-

7) Com. Muniswamy, Retd. SSS, CGMT, KTK - Rs.1,000/-

8) Com. Gauramma, ACFS, AIBDPA - Rs.1,000/-

9) Com. Basappa. Retd. SS, Kalburgi - Rs.500/-

10) Com. Puttaraju, TT, Ulsoor - Rs.500/-

11) Com. Venkat prasad, TT, Ulsoor - Rs.500/-

17 - Sep - 2020
If the BSNL Management does not wake up , employees will be forced to resort to more serious forms of struggles.

The countrywide dharna programme, called on by BSNLEU, has been organised very successfully throughout the country. Despite strict restrictions imposed in most parts of the country, on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the circle and district unions of BSNLEU, have taken the pains to organise the dharna in a very successful, but at the same time, in a very disciplined manner. The CHQ heartily congratulates the circle and district unions, for their dedicated efforts in this regard. 

 

The success of the dharna programme reveals the suffocation prevailing among the employees, due to the delay in the rolling out BSNL’s 4G network. At the same time,  it has also brought out the anger prevailing among the Non-Executives, since their genuine demands are being neglected by the Management for long. BSNLEU hopes that the top Management of BSNL would make note of this and will take suitable steps, to settle the burning problems of the Non-Executives. If the BSNL Management does not wake up, employees will be forced to resort to  more serious forms of struggles. 

17 - Sep - 2020
We have to understand why conspiracies are being hatched to deny 4G to BSNL?

It is very important, that we should understand why conspiracies are being hatched to deny 4G to BSNL.

 

As per the data released by the TRAI, Airtel and Vodafone Idea have lost around 47 lakh mobile customers each, in the month of May, 2020. Whereas, Reliance Jio has gained 36 lakh new customers in that month and BSNL has gained 2 lakh new mobile customers. 

 

It is important to note that  Airltel and Vodafone Idea have lost their customers heavily and BSNL has not lost it's customers, but has gained 2 lakh customers. The customers gained by BSNL may be minimal. But it must be remembered that BSNL, without 4G technology, has been able to increase it’s customer base by 2 lakh. 

 

Imagine, what will be BSNL’s position, if it is having 4G technology? Certainly it will give a tough fight to Jio. And exactly this is the reason, why conspiracies are being hatched to ensure that BSNL does not get 4G technology. It has become the duty of the unions and associations of BSNL to fight and get  4G for BSNL. 

[ Inputs from Times of India dt. 26-08-2020 ]

17 - Sep - 2020
Expedite collection of advertisements for the souvenir, connected with the inauguration of "com.P.Ramamurti Bhawan".

The CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held recently at New Delhi, has decided to collect advertisements, to the Souvenir to be released by the CITU, in connection with the inauguration of it's Trade Union School, named after com.P.Ramamurti. Tariff coupons are already distributed to the CEC members, at the time of the CEC meeting itself. It is needless to say that the funds raised through the collection of advertisements, will also be utilised for the construction of this Trade Union School. CHQ appeals to the circle unions to complete the collection of the advertisements immediately, since the inauguration of com.P.Ramamurti Bhawan is taking place on 15-12-2017. The details of the advertisements, so far collected by some of the circle unions are as follows:-

Maharashtra               - Rs.50,000/-

Andhra Pradesh          - Rs.25,000/-

Telengana                  - Rs. 25,000/-

Gujarat                     - Rs.25,000/-