According to the data released by the TRAI, only Reliance Jio and BSNL have added new customers in February,2019. Vodafone Idea and Airtel have lost their customers. Reliance Jio has added 77.93 lakh new customers in February, 2019. BSNL has added 8.99 lakh new customers during this period. Vodafone Idea has lost 57.87 lakh customers. Airtel has lost 49,896 customers.
The 5th All India Conference of AIGETOA is taking place at New Delhi. The open session of this Conference was held in the Mavlankar Hall today. Com.Lakshman Banoth, President, AIGETOA, presided over. Com.Ravi Shil Verma, GS, AIGETOA, delivered the key note address. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, BSNLEU, Com.Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, Com.K.Sebastin,GS, SNEA, Com.R.C Pandey, GS, BTEU, Com.Deepak Sharma, Dy.GS, SNATTA and Com.Anil Tiwari, GS,TOA addressed the Conference. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, explained about the reasons for BSNL's downfall and demanded that the government should provide the Company with soft loan, to overcome the ongoing financial stress. He also explained to the delegates, about the real motive behind the government's move to implement VRS and reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58. The GS warned the young workers that, days will not be far away for the government to implement CRS for the young employees, if retrenchment is not fought against. He called upon AIGETOA to come forward to unitedly fight against retrenchment in BSNL, in the name of VRS and reduction of retirement age. The open session was also addressed by Shri B.L.Varshney, Director (EB), Shri Muneendranath, CGM, BBNW and Shri A.M.Gupta, GM(SR).
A well attended election campaign meeting was organised on 09-09-2019, on in connection with the 8th Membership Verification, at Nagaon, addressed by Com. Gakul Borah, Treasurer(CHQ). Com. Sushil Kumar Ray presided. Com. Debashish Mazumdar, DS, inaugurated the meeting. The meeting was also addressed by Com Jayanta Choudhury ACS, Com HS Raja, ex President Assam Circle, Com Bijoy Deka, CS, on 8th Membership Verification, finalcial revival of BSNL, 3rd PRC/ Pension Revision, VRS/CRS, and down gradation of the retirement age from 60 to 58.
Talks were held today, between the Director (HR) and the General Secretaries / representatives of BSNLEU, BTEU, FNTO, BSNL MS, ATM and BSNL OA, on the notification issued for the Hunger Strike. GM(Estt.) and GM(SR) were also present. No settlement is reached on important issues. Especially, Management could not give any assurance on the problems connected with the commutation of pension and 3rd Pay Revision benefit to the VRS optees. Management also could not give any commitment on the payment of October salary, remittance of recoveries and contract workers' wages. Hence it is decided to go ahead with the hunger strike programme on 25-11-2019. Detailed note on the talks will be updated on the website tomorrow. Circle and district secretaries are requested to take all out efforts to make the Hunger Strike a massive success.
As per the directions of the CHQ of BSNLEU, various branches of Salem district union collected donations from employees. Distribution of relief materials have taken place on 15th and 16th April, 2020, at Paramathivelur, Attur, Rasipuram and Namakkal. Relief materials in the form of food grains and groceries were supplied to the contract workers. CHQ heartily congratulates the Salem district union and it’s branches.
The day long dharna programme, called on by BSNLEU, as per the decision of the Central Secretariat meeting, is being successfully organised throughout the country. Comrades are participating enthusiastically in this dharna, by maintaining social distancing and wearing masks, as per the directive of the CHQ. The dharna programme is being organised, demanding the government to immediately allow BSNL to procure 4G equipments from the tender that has been floated, speedy implementation of BSNL’s revival package, payment of salary on time, stopping retrenchment and payment of wage arrears to contract workers, funds for payment of medical bills, cashless treatment under BSNL MRS, immediate remittance of society dues and LIC premium, immediate holding of LICEs, relaxation for the JTO LICE held on 26.05.2019, etc.
The online Formal meeting, to be held between the Director (HR) and BSNLEU, could not be held today, due to the unforeseen pre-occupation of the Director (HR). Shri A.M. Gupta, Sr.GM(SR), spoke to Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, and informed that the Formal meeting is rescheduled and will be held at 16:00 hrs. tomorrow the 28.08.2020.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations submitted memorandum to shri Vijay Sampla, Hon’ble MP and Minister of Social & Empowerment (UOI).
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed fine on three private airline companies for forming a cartel and raising freight charges. The CCI has alleged that these three airline companies have raised the ‘Fuel Surcharge’ in a concerted manner, and raised the freight charges. The CCI has fined Rs.39.8 crores on Jet Airways, Rs.9.5 crores on IndiGo and Rs.5.1 crores on Spice Jet, based on the complaint lodged by the Express Industry Council of India. It is not new that private companies form cartels among themselves, and raise prices and tariffs and thereby loot the public. This is the reason, why we are fighting for a strong and vibrant BSNL, so as to stop the looting by private telecom companies.
(Source : Times of India - 08-03-2018 )
The 6th meeting of the Joint Committee on wage negotiation of the Non-Executives, was held today. All the members of the Staff Side, as well as the Management Side, were present. Discussion continued on finalising the pay scales. Based on the live cases received by the Staff Side, demand was raised in today’s meeting, that the maximum of the NE-4 and NE-5 should be modified, so as to give the provision for one more increment. This is necessary to avoid stagnation. The Management Side accepted to examine the demand of the Staff Side. Further, the Staff Side demanded that, the agreement on pay scales can be signed and sent immediately, for the approval of the DoT. To this, the Management Side replied that, the inputs regarding the financial implication for revision of allowances and perks also has to sent to the DoT, along with the proposal of revision of pay scales. In view of this, it is decided to discuss the revision of allowances and perks in the next meeting to be held on 09.10.2018.
इंस्पेक्टर सुबोध सिंह की हत्या एक दुर्घटना थी, मॉब लिंचिंग नही- कहा योगी आदित्यनाथ, मुख्यमंत्री, उत्तर प्रदेश ने.
03.12.2018 को बुलंद शहर में भीड़ द्वारा की गई इंस्पेक्टर सुबोध कुमार सिंह की हत्या के संबंध में उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ ने कहा है कि यह महज एक दुर्घटना थी, न कि मॉब लिंचिंग (भीड़ द्वारा हत्या). 300 से 400 लोगों की भीड़ ने पुलिस स्टेशन पर हमला किया और इंस्पेक्टर की हत्या कर दी। यदि यह मॉब लिंचिंग नही है तो फिर मॉब लिंचिंग किसे कहेंगे ? मीडिया रिपोर्ट्स और साथ ही पुलिस द्वारा की गई जांच यही कहती है कि प्रमुख रूप से इस हिंसा का षड्यंत्र रचने वाले बजरंग दल के कार्यकर्ता योगेश राज है। यहां यह जानना जरूरी है कि ये वही इंस्पेक्टर सुबोध कुमार थे जिन्होंने दादरी के समीप मॉब लिंचिंग में मृत मोहम्मद अखलाक प्रकरण की जांच की थी। भीड़ द्वारा मोहम्मद अखलाख की हत्या उनके द्वारा गौ हत्या और अपने घर में गौ मांस रेफ्रीजिरेटर में रखने का आरोपित कर, कर दी गई थी। इस प्रकरण की गहन जांच पश्चात यह तथ्य सामने आया था कि मोहम्मद अखलाक के घर मे रेफ्रिजरेटर में केवल मटन था, गौ मांस नही। यह भी जानना बेहद जरूरी है कि इंस्पेक्टर सुबोध कुमार इस प्रकरण की जांच से दूर रह सके यह सुनिश्चित करने के लिए उनका स्थानांतरण भी कर दिया गया था। इसीलिए अब यह आरोप भी है कि मोहम्मद अखलाक की हत्या की जांच में इंस्पेक्टर सुबोध कुमार की भूमिका के चलते, उनकी हत्या की गई। ऐसे में, अब एक निष्पक्ष जांच से ही सच्चाई सामने आ सकती है। ऐसे वक्त में उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ ने कहा है कि यह महज एक दुर्घटना थी, न कि मॉब लिंचिंग। निःसंदेह मुख्यमंत्री का यह बयान जांच को भटकाने के उद्देश्य से दिया गया है। एक तरह से मुख्यमंत्री ने पुलिस को यह संदेश दे दिया है कि जांच के परिणाम क्या होने चाहिए।
Congress Party President, Rahul Gandhi, announced yesterday that, he would scrap the Niti Aayog and would bring back the Planning Commission. After independence, the Planning Commission was created in 1950, for developing the economy of the country in a planned manner. However, after coming to power in 2014, Prime Minister, Naredra Modi, abolished the Planning Commission and created the Niti Aayog. After it’s creation, the Niti Aayog has been entrusted with the one point programme of dismantling the Indian Public Sector. It is very important to recollect that, the Niti Aayog had already recommended the closing down of BSNL and MTNL. Further, the Niti Aayog had also rejected allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. The Niti Aayog had asked, what is the use is allotting 4G spectrum to BSNL when all the private telecom companies are already providing 4G service? The Niti Aayog is 100% anti-public sector and pro-corporate. Under these circumstances, BSNLEU welcomes the announcement of Congress President Rahul Gandhi that, Niti Aayog would be scrapped and the Planning Commission would be brought back, if Congress Party comes to power.
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.
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.
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।
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]
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.