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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

10 - Sep - 2020
CHQ thankfully acknowledges the receipt of the 4th list of donations from West Bengal circle, to the "Contract Workers Relief Fund"..

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10 - Sep - 2020
Karnataka government withdrew it's notice to increase working hours from 8 hrs. to 12 hrs. a day.

8 hours working day is the fundamental right of the working class. It has been won by shedding blood and making sacrifices. However, utilising the restrictions imposed during the lock-down, many state governments took away this right, with the blessings of the Narendra Modi government and increased working hours from 8 hrs. to 12 hrs. a day. 10 Central Trade Unions organised nationwide protests on 22nd May, against this atrocious decision. They also launched a strong complaint with the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The ILO in turn, told the Naredra Modi government in no uncertain terms that, the ILO decision on working hours should not be violated. The pressure created by the Central Trade Unions has started yielding results now. Yesterday, the Karnataka government has withdrawn it’s notification to increase the working hours.

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10 - Sep - 2020
Kerala, West Bengal and Kolkata circle unions organise protest demonstrations.

Protesting the delay in the payment of salaries for the month of December, 2019 and January, 2020, and demanding early payment, the Kerala, West Bengal and Kolkata circles have organised demonstrations. Enquiries reveal that there is less chance for payment of salary in this week. The AUAB is meeting on 06.02.2020 to discuss this issue.

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10 - Sep - 2020
BSNLEU, TNTCWU and AIBDPA of Theni District supply food grains and provisions to 50 workers..

BSNLEU, TNTCWU and AIBDPA of Theni District, consisting of Theni, cumbum, Uttamapalayam and Chinnamanur exchanges, supplied food grains and provisions worth Rs.1,000/- to each of the 50 contract workers, working in this belt. The contribution for this supply of food materials, was collected from the Non-Executives, Executives and retirees. CHQ heartily congratulates the BSNLEU, TNTCWU and AIBDPA of Theni District for this praiseworthy initiative.

10 - Sep - 2020
Hon'ble Supreme Court fires DoT for misusing it’s order and demanding Rs.4 lakh crore as AGR dues from PSUs.

A few months back, the Hon'ble Supreme Court ordered that, Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices should pay Rs.1.3 lakh crore to the government as AGR (Adjusted Gross Revenue) dues. According to the Hon'ble Supreme Court, these telecom companies have paid lesser amount as license fee and hence should pay the arrears. However, the DoT misused this order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court and demanded Rs.4 lakh crore from the PSUs also. The DoT had thus demanded Rs.1.72 lakh crore from GAIL India, Rs.48,489 crore from Oil India, Rs.22,062 crore from Power Grid Corporation, Rs.15,019 crore from Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers & Chemicals, and Rs.5,481 crore from the DMRC. 

 

This action of the DoT has angered the Hon'ble Supreme Court. In the hearing held on 11.06.2020, Justice Arun Mishra remarked that the government’s order to recover AGR dues from PSUs is a misuse of the Hon'ble Supreme Court order. The Hon'ble Supreme Court told that the action of the DoT is outright misuse of the Hon'ble Supreme Court verdict and directed to immediately withdraw the demand. 

[Source: ET Telecom, dated 12.06.2020]

10 - Sep - 2020
AUAB's meeting to be held on 06.02.2020..

A meeting of the AUAB will be held at 15:00 hrs. at BSNL MS Office on 06.02.2020. The meeting will discuss the issues that have arisen in the post-VRS scenario, non-payment of salary, etc.

10 - Sep - 2020
The COVID-19 lock-down likely to be extended till 30th April, 2020..

The 21 day lock-down announced by the Government of India, to contain the spread of COVID-19, is coming to an end on 14th April. However, this lock-down is likely to be extended. The Government of Odisha has already extended the lock-down till 30th April, 2020. The educational institutions in Odisha will also remain closed till 27th June, 2020.  The Government of Punjab has also decided to extend the lock-down till 1st May, 2020. The Experts Committee, formed by the Government of Tamil Nadu, has also recommended extension of the lock-down. Media reports say that various state governments are also contemplating the extension of the lock-down till 30th April. Under these circumstances, the Central Government may also extend the lock-down period till 30th April, 2020. There seems to be no other option for the nation to contain the COVID-19.

10 - Sep - 2020
Modi government sheds tears for the private telecom companies.

As we have reported earlier, the Hon’ble Supreme Court has already ordered the private telecom companies to make an immediate payment Rs.1.3 lakh crore as AGR dues. However, when the case came up for hearing in the Hon’ble Supreme Court on 11.06.2020, the government submitted to the Court that the private telecom companies would collapse, resulting in loss of millions of jobs, if the private telecom companies are pressurised to pay the entire AGR dues immediately. The government has also submitted to the Hon’ble Supreme Court a formula, as per which the private telecom companies could pay the AGR dues over a period of 20 years, without any interests, penalty, etc. The Hon’ble Supreme Court is yet to take a final decision on the matter.

10 - Sep - 2020
BSNLEU and AIBDPA provide relief to contract workers at Durgapur..

BSNLEU and AIBDPA of Durgapur, West Bengal circle, provided relief materials, viz., rice, cereal, vegetables and provisions to 29 contract workers, on 9th April, 2020. The total cost of the food materials distributed amounted to Rs.60,000/-. The expenditure was met by raising of donations from members. Veteran Telecom trade union leader, Com.Dhananjoy Ganguly, was present at the time of distribution of things. CHQ heartily congratulates all the BSNLEU and AIBDPA comrades of Durgapur, for this initiative.

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10 - Sep - 2020
Com. Revati Adav, former member of the All India BSNL Working Women’s Coordination Committee, bereaved.

The CHQ is extremely shocked to know that Shri Sham Adav,  husband of Com.Revati Adav, former member of the All India BSNL Working Women’s Coordination Committee, passed away today, due to COVID-19. We express our heartfelt condolences to Com. Revati and her family members.

10 - Sep - 2020
All India Insurance Employees Association (AIIEA) provides more relief to contract workers in Tamil Nadu.

Next to Salem, the All India Insurance Employees Association (AIIEA) has provided food materials to BSNL’s contract workers at Dharmapuri and Thiruchengodu, in Tamil Nadu circle. In Dharmapuri, food grains and provisions worth Rs.1,058/- to each of the 25 contract workers were provided on 09.04.2020. Similarly in Thiruchengodu, food materials worth Rs.1,100/- were given to each of the 25 contract workers on 08.04.2020. In these functions, Com.S. Tamil Mani, CVP, Com. P.Krishnan, DS, Dharmapuri and leaders of AIIEA were present.

10 - Sep - 2020
All India Centre meeting held today, through video conferencing.

The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU is held today the 14.06.2020, through video conferencing. It was participated in by Com.Animesh Mitra, President, Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, Com.R.S. Chauhan, Vice President, Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Deputy General Secretary and Com.Gakul Borah, Treasurer. Com. John Verghese, AGS, looked after the technical arrangements and was also present in the meeting. The All India Centre meeting finalised the note to be presented for the discussion in tomorrow's Central Secretariat meeting. The Centre meeting has also discussed  certain proposals, to be placed before tomorrow’s Central Secretariat meeting.

10 - Sep - 2020
Airtel incurs net loss of Rs.1,035 crore in Q3.

Bharti Airtel has reported a consolidated net loss of Rs.1,035 crore in the 3rd quarter, i.e., October – December quarter of the current financial year. It is important to note that this is the 3rd consecutive quarter, wherein Airtel is reporting loss. It is also important to note that recently Airtel has raised it’s tariffs upto 45%.

10 - Sep - 2020
Donald Trump administration criticised for mismanagement of COVID-19.

The United States has become the worst victim of COVID-19, with 16,697 deaths and 4,68,895 affected persons so far. The mismanagement of the Donald Trump Administration is citied to be the reason behind this debacle. When developing countries like India has imposed an early lock-down to curb the COVID-19, the US government has totally bungled this matter, with very belated imposition of the lock-down. The US economy has been shattered with 1.7 crore job loss. To conceal his mismanagement, Donald Trump is trying to divert the attention of the people. First, he attacked China for belatedly revealing the details of COVID-19. Now, he has accused the World Health Organisation (WHO) of helping China, after getting huge financial assistance from the United States.  The Director General of the WHO has openly told Donald Trump not to play politics with the Corona Virus.

10 - Sep - 2020
Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU held enthusiastically, through video conferencing today.

The Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU, which consists of all the Central Office Bearers, was held enthusiastically today. All the 25 Central Office Bearers participated in the meeting. Com.Animesh Mitra, President, presided over the meeting. All the participants stood in silence for a minute and paid homage to the comrades who passed away after the Vadodara CEC meeting, as well as the migrant workers who lost their lives on the way to their home states, after the lock-down was implemented. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, presented the note for discussion. All the Central Secretariat member participated in the deliberations. They appreciated the effective functioning of the CHQ, during the lock-period. All of them expressed their serious concern over the unbearable delay in the government's taking actions for BSNL’s revival, including the rolling out of BSNL’s 4G service. The meeting expressed it’s strong resentment over the insensitivity of the BSNL Management, in settling the issues of the employees. The meeting appreciated the Central Trade Unions for building resistance movements against to the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the Modi government and resolved to fully participate in all the programmes, including the nationwide protest demonstrations on 03rd July, 2020.

10 - Sep - 2020
AUAB decides to launch agitational programme.

A meeting of the AUAB was held today, presided over by Com.Chandeswar Singh, Chairman. All the constituents of the AUAB attended today's meeting. Com.P.Abhimanyu, Convenor, welcomed all and briefed on the agenda for discussion. The meeting held in-depth discussions and decided to launch agitational programme on the following Demands:-

 

  1. Immediate payment of salary for the months of December, 2019 & January, 2020, as well as prompt payment of salary every month.
  2. Immediate clearance of the dues, already deducted from the salaries of employees.
  3. Immediate launching of BSNL’s 4G service.
  4. Immediate granting of sovereign guarantee for issuing of bonds by BSNL.
  5. Immediate withdrawal of notices issued under FR 17 (A).
  6. No whimsical transfer of employees, consequent to the implementation of VRS.


Action Programme:

 

  1. Lunch hour demonstrations on 11.02.2020.
  2. Hunger strike at all levels on 24.02.2020.

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

1) Shri Santosh Nagesh, friend of Ms. Ayesha, d/o Com. Mehrunnisa Begum, SSS (Rtd.) CGMT office - Rs.5,000/-

2) Smt. Monica, d/o Com. S. Murali, circle treasurer, BSNLEU, Karnataka - Rs.3,500/-

3) Com. Kempegowda, DP, BGTD - Rs.2,000/-

4) Com. Parvathi, JE, Myrd., BGTD - Rs.2,000/-

5) Com. Venkatesh, JE, Myrd, BGTD. - Rs.2,000/-

6) Com. D.D. Shanwad, ACS, AIBDPA - Rs.1,500/-

7) Com. R. L. Gouri, Retd. TT, Belagavi – Rs.1,000/-

8) Com. Shiva, TT, Myrd, BGTD - Rs.1,000/-

9) Com. Puttabadava, TT, Myrd BGTD - Rs.1,000/-

10) Com. Thilaka, Retd. CGMT, KTK - Rs.1,000/-

11) Com. D.S. Balakkanavar , TT (Retd.) Belgaavi SSA - Rs.1,000/-

12) Com. Rajalakshmi Balasubrasubramanyam, SSS(Rtd.), CGMT office - Rs.1,000/-

13) Com. M.S. kambar, JE (Rtd.), Kalburgi - Rs.1,000/-

14) Com. Nasir Ahmed, Retd.TT, Shahabad - Rs.500/-

15) Shri Prabhu, Com. Mehrunnisa Begum's daughter's friend – Rs.500/-

10 - Sep - 2020
Dharna programme with social distancing is to be organised on 26.06.2020.

The Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU held today, has decided to organise dharna programme, with social distancing, on 26.06.2020, on the following issues: -

 

  1. Delay in rolling out BSNL’s 4G service.

The Central Government announced a revival plan for BSNL, on 23.10.2019. As per the plan, 79,000 employees have been retrenched under VRS. Except the VRS, other steps announced by the government, for the revival of BSNL, have not been implemented. Most importantly, BSNL has not rolled out it’s 4G service. Conspiracy has been hatched, to stop BSNL’s 4G service.  

 

  1. Non-settlement of issues by BSNL Management.

The BSNL Management is insensitive to the sufferings of the employees. Salary of the employees is not being paid on time. Employees are not getting cashless treatment even during this COVId-19 crisis. Existing medical facilities are also being taken away. Employees are suffering due to the non-remittance of deductions on account of PLI premium and society dues. Contract workers are not paid wages for one year and they are being massively retrenched. Implementation of GTI (Group Term Insurance) and relaxation to JTO LICE are being inordinately delayed. In short, none of the issues of the Non-Executives, is being settled by the BSNL Management. The Management is remaining totally insensitive to the sufferings of the employees. 

 

In view of the above situation, the Central Secretariat decided to organise dharna programme, with social distancing, on 26.06.2020. The meeting decided that in view of the COVID-19, only 10 to 15 comrades should participate in the dharna in big stations. In all other places, only 5 comrades should participate. Display of placards and media coverage should be compulsorily arranged.

10 - Sep - 2020
Pensioners' organisations are requested not to insinuate, belittling the unions and associations – quoted from the AUAB's circular no.110 dated 07.02.2020.

“ Consequent to the implementation of VRS in BSNL, the pensioners’ organisations have become active in enrolling new members to their organisations, from among the VRS optees. The meeting expressed it’s unhappiness that, certain pensioners organisations, in their anxiety to rope in new membership, are involved in belittling the unions and associations, directly or indirectly. The insinuation is that, the unions and associations are remaining dormant and have not done anything against the government. It must not be forgotten that it is only the unions and associations which have led heroic struggles during the past several years and have settled 78.2% IDA merger, removal of 60% ceiling laid down by the government for the payment of pension and stopped the Union Cabinet’s decision to form the Subsidiary Tower Company. Above all, it is the unions and associations, through their consistent struggles, have forced the government to allot 4G spectrum free of cost, to BSNL. Besides it is the unions and associations which are consistently fighting to settle the pension revision of BSNL retirees. Hence, the meeting requested the pensioners’ associations to maintain self-restrain and to desist from making insinuations, belittling the unions and associations.”

10 - Sep - 2020
CHQ thankfully acknowledges the receipt of donations as per the following list from Andhra Pradesh circle, to the "Contract Workers Relief Fund".

1) Com. M.Rajyalakshmi, OS (Retd-VRS), Vijayawada, Krishna SSA – Rs.3,116/-

2) Com. A.Upendra Rao, OS(G) ( retired-VRS), Vijayawada, Krishna SSA – Rs.2,000/-

3) Com. M.Venkata Reddy, Dist. Secretary, Nellore – Rs.2,000/-

4) Com. B.Anjaneyulu, Circle Organising Secretary, Nellore – Rs.2,000/-

5) Com. J.Sudhakara Rao, Circle Coordinator, Nellore – Rs.2,000/-

6) Com. K.Narsimha Rao, Circle coordinator, Nellore – Rs.2,000/-

7) Com. Sk.Habibullah Dist. Treasurer, Nellore – Rs.2,000/-

8) Com. J.Sarma, OS (Retd-VRS),  Tiruvuru, Krishna SSA  – Rs.1,234/-

9) Com. G.Balakrishna. Retd TT (VRS), Machilipatnam, Krishna SSA – Rs.1,116/-

10) Com. S.V.G.Krishna, JE, Circle Organizing Secretary, East Godavari SSA – Rs.1,000/-

11) Com. T.Rajasekhara Reddy, JE, Tiruvuru, Krishna SSA – Rs.1,000/-

12) Com. R.V.D.Prasad, Circle Asst. Treasurer, Tirupathi – Rs.1,000/-

13) Com. K.Haranath, Telegraph Master (Retd VRS), Machilipatnam, Krishna SSA – Rs.1,000/-

14) Com. D.S.Deekshitulu. Circle Organising Secretary, Tenali, Guntur SSA – Rs.1,000/-

15) Com. N.Samrajyam, Circle Coordiantor, Nellore – Rs.1,000/-

16) Com. A.V.Chalapathi, Circle Organizing Secretary, Nellore – Rs.1,000/-

17) Com. B.N.Prasad, Nellore – Rs.1,000/-

18) Com. C.J.Shanmugam, Nellore  – Rs.1,000/-

19) Com T.Nageswara Rao, DS, AIBDPA, Nellore  – Rs.1,000/-