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. D.D. Shanwad, ACS, AIBDPA - Rs.1,500/-
4) Com. D. S. Balakkanavar, TT (Retd.), Belgaavi SSA - Rs.1,000/-
5) Com. Rajalakshmi Balasubrasubramanyam SSS(Rtd.), CGMT office - Rs.1,000/-
6) Com.M.S. Kambar, JE (Rtd.), Kalburgi - Rs.1000/-
Distribution of food materials to the contract workers from the “BSNL Contract Workers Relief Fund '' is being carried out in Andhra Pradesh circle. The details of the programme conducted in this regard, in Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and Bobbili, are given hereunder: -
Vizianagaram: - Food materials costing Rs.1,500/- were distributed to each of the 80 contract workers at Vizianagaram on 18.06.2020. Com A.B.K. Ramesh, Senior leader of BSNLEU, Com. Y.H.S. Papa Rao, District Secretary, Com. A. Venkatarao, District President, Shri M.Srinivasarao, DGM, Shri Tata Prasadarao, AGM, and many others participated in this programme.
Srikakulam: - Distribution of food materials and cash were made to 58 contract workers at Srikakulam on 17.06.2020. Food materials worth Rs.500/- and Rs.1,000/- cash were distributed to each one of the workers. Shri B.V.V. Nagesh, DGM, Com. T. Tirupathi Rao, CITU leader, Com. N.Kasavaiah, District Secretary, Com. M. Govardhanarao, District President, Com. H. Jagannayakulu, District Secretary, AIBDPA, Com. K. Gopalrao, DS, SNEA, Com. Venkatarao Panigrahi, DS, AIBSNLEA and many other leaders participated in the programme.
Bobbili: - Under the BSNL Contract Workers Relief Fund, 27 contract workers were given food materials on 17.06.2020 at Bobbili, in Vizianagaram District. Each worker was provided with food materials worth Rs.1,500/-. Com. T.Ramamohana Rao, Branch Secretary and the SDE, Bobbili and many other comrades participated in this programme.
CHQ heartily congratulates the Srikakulam and Vizianagaram district unions for organising the distribution of the food materials.
Com.Animesh Mitra, President and Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), today, and requested the early payment of wage arrears of the contract workers. They pointed out that, 10 months wages remain pending to be paid to the contract workers and demanded early payment of the same. They discussed about the letters issued by the Corporate Office, for the retrenchment of contract workers, through outsourcing and also through switching over to the ‘job contract system’. The Union demanded that the existing contract workers should be utilised for the efficient maintenance of the services, in the wake of the large scale retirement under VRS. The Director (HR) gave a patient hearing and assured to look into the demand of the Union.
It was on this day in 1919, the British army, led by Brigadier - General Reginald Dyer, massacred around 1,500 peaceful protesters, in Jallianwallah Bagh, at Amritsar, who had gathered to peacefully protest against the repressions of British imperialism. Many hundreds were wounded. This massacre was a turning point in the Indian freedom struggle. The freedom fighters went on to prove that, repressions cannot suppress their thirst for freedom. On this day, BSNLEU dips its banner and pays it's respectful homage to the Jallianwallah Bagh martyrs.
Com.Animesh Mitra, President and Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri P.K. Sinha, Member (Finance), Telecom Commission today, and discussed about the difficulties created by the CCA, Maharashtra circle, in the matter of fixation of pension of the Sr.TOAs, who had been promoted under OTBP. As per the OTBP scheme, the Sr.TOAs promoted after 16 years are placed in the 7100 pay scale. This is not being accepted by the CCA, Maharashtra, who says that they would be placed only in the 6550 pay scale. BSNLEU has already written to the Member (Finance) in this regard. Today, the issue was discussed elaborately with him. The Member (Finance) gave a patient hearing and assured to do the needful.
As has already been intimated, the Central Secretariat of BSNLEU has given call for organising country wide dharna programme, with social distancing, on 26.06.2020.
The programme is being organised:-
All the circle and district unions are requested to organise the programme effectively. The dharna will be organised from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is very essential to maintain social distancing and wearing of masks by the participants. In big stations, 10 to 15 comrades should participate and in all other places, only 5 comrades should sit in the dharna. Display of placards and media coverage should be orgnaised.
Com.Animesh Mitra, President and Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) today, and discussed the following issues:-
In the earlier meeting held with the Management, the Director (HR) has kindly consented to consider the demand of BSNLEU, for giving full marks to the questions with multiple correct answers, in the JTO LICE, held on 26-05-2019. However, no improvement has come in this regard. The issue was once again raised today and the Director (HR) informed that the needful steps would be taken expeditiously.
In the earlier meeting, the Director (HR) told that legal options would be look into, to come out of the deadlock created by the judgment delivered by the Hon'ble Chandigarh CAT. Since no improvement has come, the issue was once again raised with the Director (HR) today. He assured that the matter would do the needful.
The JE LICE, notified to be held in April, 2019, had been postponed. BSNLEU has already demanded that the exam should be conducted as an ‘off-line’ exam without delay. This issue was discussed with the Director (HR) today and he agreed to do the needful.
It was pointed out that the National Council has not yet been reconstituted after the 8th Membership Verification. The Director (HR) was urged upon to ensure the early reconstitution of the National Council, as well as the holding of the National Council meeting without further delay. The Director (HR) assured to do the needful.
Today is the 129th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, one of the greatest sons of mother India. Being a great social reformer, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar taught us to fight against all kinds of social and economic inequalities. Being the architect of the Indian Constitution, he has gifted a secular and democratic constitution to our nation. On this day of his birth anniversary, BSNLEU resolves to rededicate itself in the struggle to eradicate all kinds of social and economic inequalities. BSNLEU also vows to protect the secular and democratic characters of our Constitution.
The Narendra Modi government has taken decision to allow 100% FDI in the Coal Sector. Based on this, the government has allowed Coal mining by multinational companies and Indian corporates. This is nothing, but reversing the nationalisation of Coal mines done in the 1970s. Protesting the attempts of the government to handover the entire Coal mines to the looting by multinational companies and Indian corporates, all the Federations and Unions in the Coal Industry are going on a 3 day strike from 2nd to 4th July, 2020. BSNLEU supports this strike and expresses it’s solidarity with the fighting Federations and Unions of the Coal Industry. BSNLEU demands the government to reverse it’s policy of privatising the Coal mines.
The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU, held on 11.02.2020, discussed about the functioning of the BSNL Working Women’s Co-ordination Committee. Already some of the Committee members have retired on superannuation. In addition to this, some more Committee members have availed the VRS. This has affected the functioning of the Committee. In view of this, the All India Centre has taken the decision to re-constitute this Committee. Accordingly, the All India Centre has directed the circle unions to drop all the retired Committee members (both on superannuation and on VRS) and to nominate serving woman employees in their place, to the Committee. As regards, Tamil Nadu and Chennai, the circle convenors of BSNL WWCC are inducted as members of the All India Committee. The next meeting of the BSNL WWCC is being held at Vadodara on 05.03.2020.
(1) Com. Gopika Ranjan Ray, D/S, Silchar – Rs.1,000/-
(2) Com. S.N. Sharma, C/S, AIBDPA - Rs.2,000/-
(3) Com. Prabod Taluker, Retd. - Rs.1,000/-
(4) Com. Bhumidhar Deka, ATT - Rs.1,000/-
(5) Com. Gobinda Barman, ATT - Rs.1,000/-
(6) Com. Janmi Ram Baishya, B/S - Rs.500/-
(7) Com. Ravi Kumar, TT - Rs.500/-
(8) Com. Amarjyoti Yang, TT - Rs.500/-
(9) Com. T.C. Brahma, TT - Rs.500/-
(10) Com. Chandan Sarkar, TT - Rs.500/-
(11) Com. Bhupen Deka, B/S - Rs.500/-
(12) Com. S.P. Rabha, ATT - Rs. 500/-
(13) Com. Dilip Basumataty,TT - Rs.500/-
(14) Com. K. Sharma, TT - Rs.500/-
The circle union of BSNLEU, Kerala circle, organised it’s Executive Committee meeting on 20.06.2020, through video conferencing. Com.P.Manoharan, Circle President, presided and Com.C. Santhosh Kumar, Circle Secretary, presented report on activities. Com.Vijayakumar, AGS and Com.P.Parameswaran, Org. Secretary (CHQ), briefed on the decisions of the Central Secretariat meeting on 15.06.2020. After detailed discussion, the meeting has taken important decisions which includes: -
CHQ heartily congratulates the Kerala circle union, for organising a productive Circle Executive Committee meeting on the digital platform.
The BSNL Management is holding a two day Conference of the Heads of Circles (HOCC) today and tomorrow at New Delhi. This is the first HOCC, to be held after the implementation of VRS and the exodus of nearly 80,000 employees. Hence, this Conference is crucial, and is expected to discuss and take decisions with regards to the maintenance of services, management of manpower, etc., in the aftermath of the implementation of VRS. We hope, useful decisions would be taken for the early launching of 4G service and improvement of the financial position of the Company.
1) Com. Dipesh Rana (JE at KBG) Vadodara - Rs.1,000/-
2) Com. S.K. Ansari (TT-NZP) & Org. Secretary, BSNLEU, Vadodara - Rs.500/-
3) Com. Sunilkumar Shah Retd.(OS), CSC-PNG, Vadodara - Rs.500/-
In the wake of BSNLEU having given call for organising countrywide dharna programme with social distancing, on 26th June, 2020, the “newsclick” online news portal, has published an article on the Revival of BSNL. Recently the newsclick had an interview with Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS. and the article is based on it.
In their meeting with Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), BSNL, yesterday, Com.Animesh Mitra, President and Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, raised the issue of verification of caste certificates of the ST employees of Maharashtra circle. They pointed out that, clear cut decision was given by the Director (HR), in the Formal meeting held with BSNLEU on 14.01.2020, that the DoP&T orders would be implemented on the matter. However, the Maharashtra Circle Administration is sticking on to their earlier decision of getting the caste certificates verified through the scrutiny committees, complained the leaders. The Director (HR) assured that the needful would be done.
1) Staff Union, CTD Co-Op - Rs.10,000.00
2) Com. Com. Karabi Bandyopadhyay SMP - Rs.5000.00
3) BSNLEU BZ Division - Rs.5000.00
4) BSNLEU ENTL Division - Rs.5000.00
5) Com.Heramba Biswas, CT - Rs.1000.00
6) Com. Judhistir Halder CT - Rs. 1000.00
7) Com. Kaustab Chakraborty CT - Rs. 1000.00
8) Com. Pradip Chakraborty CT - Rs. 1000.00
9) Com. Manawar Ali CT - Rs. 1000.00
10) Com. Santosh Raha CT - Rs. 1000.00
11) Com. Pradeep Chaudhary CT - Rs. 1000.00
12) Com. Samaresh Saha CNTL - Rs. 1000.00
13) Com. Swapan Kumar Mishra CNTL - Rs. 1000.00
14) Com. Susanta Ghosh Dastidar CT Rs. 1000.00
15) Com. Pradeep Biswas CT - Rs. 1000.00
16) Com. Subhash Ghosh BDN - Rs. 1000.00
17) Com. Asit Chanda BDN - Rs. 1000.00
18) Com. Gopal Mitra STH - Rs. 500.00
19) Com. Prasun Mukherjee, CNTL - Rs. 1000.00
20) Com. Sibji Mahato CNTL - Rs. 1000.00
21) Com. Prabir Kumar Roy CNTL - Rs. 500.00
22) Com. Bijoy Sardar CNTL - Rs. 500.00