The BSNL Management had already postponed the process of 8th Membership Verification, vide it’s letter no.BSNL/5-1/SR/2018 dated 18.03.2019, in view of the Parliament elections. It is further understood that, keeping the present financial condition of the Company in view, the BSNL Management may postpone the 8th Membership Verification for a period of 6 months. This is understood from the discussion that Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, had with Shri A.M. Gupta, GM(SR), today. The CEC meeting of BSNLEU held at Ghaziabad had already foreseen this eventuality and had authorised the All India Centre to take a decision on the issue, in consultation with the CEC members. Hence, all CEC members are requested to immediately inform the General Secretary, their views regarding the Management’s contemplation to postpone the 8th Membership Verification for a period of 6 months.
The election campaign meeting of BSNLEU, Faridabad district, was held in the Nehru Ground Exchange. Com.Nityanand Sharma, District President, presided over and Com.Bhoop Singh, District Secretary, welcomed everyone. The meeting was addressed by Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, Com.M.S. Kadiyan, CS, and Com.Kuldeep Singh, CS, AIBDPA. Matters related to the 8th Membership Verification, revival of BSNL, anti-BSNL policies of the government, achievements made after the 7th Membership Verification, etc., are explained by the leaders. The comrades who attended the meeting responded positively to the appeal made by the leaders to ensure maximum votes in favour of BSNL.
BSNL Casual Contract Workers' Federation (BSNL CCWF) is meeting at New Delhi today. The meeting is taking place in the backdrop of a turmoil prevailing in BSNL. Contract workers have not been paid wages for the past 10 months. The meeting is expected to take decisions to face the challenges. Com.P.Abhimanyu, Vice-President of the BSNL CCWF could not attend this meeting since he is bed-ridden due to severe back pain. BSNLEU wishes the CEC meeting of BSNL CCWF all success.
A meeting of the AUAB was held today. The meeting reviewed the developments in connection with the notice for agitation, already issued by the AUAB, demanding settlement of the grievances of the employees, as well as the revival of BSNL. The meeting observed that, the Management is not prepared to settle even the barest minimum of the demands, i.e., payment of salary, as well as the immediate remittance of the deductions already made from the salaries of the employees, on account of GPF, bank loan EMI, society dues, LIC premium, union / association subscription amount, etc., to the concerned organisations. Further, the meeting also noted with regrets that, except retrenching around 80,000 employees under VRS, the BSNL Management has not taken any step for the revival of BSNL, as envisaged in the Revival Plan approved by the Union Cabinet on 23.10.2019, including the launching of BSNL’s 4G service.
Hence, after detailed discussion, the meeting unanimously decided to powerfully organise the hunger strike programme on 24.02.2020.
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The Uttar Pradesh (West) circle union successfully held it's online executive committee meeting yesterday the 30-08-2020. Com. Ansari Ali, circle president, presided over the meeting. Com. Upendra Singh Teotia, circle secretary welcomed everyone and made the reporting on activities. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, delivered the inaugural address. The General Secretary briefed on the functioning of the CHQ, after the lockdown was imposed. He also explained how BSNL is being deprived of 4G, attacks being launched on the Public Sector, as well as on the workers' rights. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, addressed the meeting and explained about the pro-corporate economic policies of the Modi government. The executive committee members participated in the deliberations and expressed their resolve to implement the calls of the CHQ for the revival of BSNL and to settle the issues of the employees. Finally, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, replied to the issues raised by the comrades. Thereafter, Com. Ansar Ali, circle president, addressed the meeting and concluded it with the vote of thanks.
Shri Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Telecommunications, stated yesterday in the sidelines of the Indian Mobile Congress that, the government wants to give more relief to the telecom sectors who are facing financial crisis. The Minister stated that the Inter Ministerial Group (IMG) has recommended that the period of payment for spectrum could be extended from 10 years to 16 years. However, the Telecom Commission the highest decision making body has asked the IMG to comeback with more relief to the telecom sector, said the Minister. Here telecom sector means, virtually private telecom operators.
The Circle executive committee meeting of UP (East) circle was held at lucknow, on 11th May, 2018, at CTTC hall. Com.D.N.Tripathy, circle president, presided over. 23 district secretaries and 17 circle office bearers including 3 lady comrades participated. At the outset Com.R.K.Mishra, circle secretary, welcomed everyone and presented the report on activities. Com.K.R.Yadav, vice-president (CHQ), Com. Jeetlal Maurya, CS, BSNLCCW and Com.Manju, Working Womens' Coordination Committee, greeted. Com. Com. Animesh Mitra, vice-president (CHQ), addressed the meeting and reported on the decisions taken in the Agartala CEC meeting. He also explained the status on various important issues such as 3rd wage revision, Subsidiary Tower Company, need to curtail wasteful expenditures, etc. The meeting conducted a mid-term review of the implementation of AIC and CEC decisions. Many decisions were taken based on the directions given by the CEC meeting.
Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, Jharkhand circle, was held on 14th July 2018 at Ranchi. The meeting was presided over by com Bashishtha Narayan, circle president. Com Naresh Lal, Circle Secretary, presented Secretary's Report and other important issues before the meeting. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, while inaugurating the meeting, explained in detail about call given by the AUAB, demanding implementation of the assurances given by the Hon’ble MoS(C) on wage revision, pension revision, pension contributions on actual basis and allotment of 4G spectrum. He also explained about AUAB’s call for the movement “BSNL at your door step". A very lively discussion was held on organisational matters. Later on, Dy.GS replied questions raised by the delegates. The meeting decided to participate in the 5th September Kishan- Shramik rally at Delhi.
तीसरे दिन की हड़ताल बेहद प्रभावी रूप से आयोजित करें - AUAB का कर्मचारियों को आव्हान.
AUAB ने आज शाम अपनी समीक्षा मीटिंग की। AUAB के सभी घटकों के महासचिव व वरिष्ठ पदाधिकारी उपस्थित रहे। मीटिंग में विभिन्न सर्कल्स में द्वितीय दिन हुई हड़ताल की समीक्षा की गई। मीटिंग में दूसरे दिन हुई हड़ताल की सफलता पर संतोष व्यक्त किया गया। दरअसल, कुछ सर्कल्स में, प्रथम दिन की हड़ताल की तुलना में दूसरे दिन हड़ताल के प्रतिशत में वृद्धि हुई है। मीटिंग में कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस द्वारा FR 17 A के तहत कार्यवाही की धमकी के साथ जारी पत्र पर भी गंभीरता से विचार किया गया। मीटिंग में कर्मचारियों को यह सूचित करने का निर्णय लिया गया कि मैनेजमेंट के इस कदम का AUAB पुरजोर तरीके से विरोध करेगी। मीटिंग में कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस द्वारा प्रसारित विभिन्न सर्कल्स में हुई हड़ताल के विवरण का भी संज्ञान लिया गया। वास्तव में जो फिगर्स प्रसारित किए गए वह पूर्णतः गलत है। अंत में, मीटिंग में तीसरे दिन की हड़ताल बेहद प्रभावी रूप से करने के लिए हर संभव प्रयास करने का निर्णय लिया गया।
The United States had already taken an arrogant decision that no country should import oil from Iran. This is because, the United States has imposed sanctions on Iran. However, the United States had given relaxation to 8 countries, including to India, for a period of 6 months. This 6 month period comes to an end on 02nd May, 2019. So, from 03rd May, 2019 onwards, India should not import oil from Iran. India is an independent country and not a slave of the United States. India has the liberty to import oil from Iran or from any other country. It is not the business of the United States to dictate from whom India should import oil and from whom it should not do so. It is evident that the United States is behaving as an international rowdy. If it is beneficial to it’s people, India should disobey the United States and should continue to import oil from Iran.
[Courtesy : India Today web news dated 17-07-2019 ]
As per the decision to reach to unreach during 8th Membership Verification, the circle union of BSNLEU, Uttarakhand, arranged an election campaign meeting at Srinagar Garhwal on 12.09.2019. The meeting was presided over by Com.M.N. Sati, District President. Com.Rambhagat Singh Rawat, DS, welcomed all. Com.P.B. Dhobal, Senior leader, Com.K.S. Soun, Vice-President (CHQ) & CS, Uttarakhand, Com.G.P. Kala, Circle President and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, addressed. The union representatives elaborately explained the issues related to BSNL revival and struggles conducted by the unions and associations. Comrades from far-flung areas of Garhwal region attended the meeting. The union leaders were scheduled to address one meeting at Haridwar in the afternoon, but they reached in the evening due to roadblock and addressed only to available employees.
We have come to know that the Director (HR) has conducted a meeting with certain organisations yesterday, on the road-map for the revival of BSNL. It is extremely strange to note that the road-map for revival of BSNL was discussed without any official intimation to BSNLEU, which is the Main Recognised Representative Union in BSNL. GS, BSNLEU, has communicated his protest to the Director (HR), through Whatsapp. He has also informed that, the Management should not involve in “Divide & Rule Policy”. In times, we have seen that the BSNL Management taking extra ordinary interest in communicating with certain organisations. Thus, we are at loss to understand, how the Management could conduct such a crucial meeting without any official intimation to the Main Recognised Representative Union.
AUAB का 24-02-2020 को कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस, सर्किल और एसएसए मुख्यालय पर प्रभावी तरीके से भूख हड़ताल आयोजित करने का निर्णय....
AUAB की आज मीटिंग सम्पन्न हुई। मीटिंग में कर्मचारियों की समस्याओं के निदान की मांग करते हुए और साथ ही BSNL के रिवाइवल के संबंध में पूर्व में AUAB द्वारा दिए जा चुके आंदोलन के नोटिस पर हुई प्रगति के संबंध में चर्चा की गई। मीटिंग में यह महसूस किया गया कि प्रबंधन कर्मचारियों की बेहद न्यूनतम मांगों का निराकरण करने के लिए भी तैयार नही है, जैसे कि वेतन का भुगतान और साथ ही कर्मचारियों के वेतन से काटे जा चुके GPF, बैंक लोन की EMI, सोसाइटी ड्यूज, LIC प्रीमियम, यूनियन एसोसिएशन के सब्सक्रिप्शन आदि की राशि का संबंधित संस्थाओं को प्रेषण। इसके अलावा मीटिंग में यह भी अफसोस के साथ नोट किया गया कि BSNL प्रबंधन द्वारा VRS के तहत 80,000 कर्मचारियों की छंटनी के अलावा यूनियन कैबिनेट द्वारा 23.10.2019 को अनुमोदित BSNL के रिवाइवल प्लान , जिसमें 4G सेवाओं की शुरुआत भी शामिल है, हेतु कोई भी कदम नही उठाया गया है।
अतः, विस्तृत चर्चा पश्चात एकमत से यह निर्णय लिया गया कि 24.02.2020 को प्रभावी तरीके से भूख हड़ताल आयोजित की जाए।
All the trade unions of the Coal Sector have given call for a 3 day strike, starting from tomorrow, against the privatisation of coal mines and against handing them over to the big corporates and multinational companies. BSNLEU extends it’s solidarity and support to the strike of the coal workers.
The AUAB has already expressed it's genuine apprehension that, BSNL’s 4G tender has been cancelled by the government, only as a part of a larger conspiracy, to deny 4G technology to BSNL. This conspiracy has been hatched, to ensure that BSNL does not offer stiff competition to Reliance Jio, by way of getting 4G technology.
Now, the ET Telecom has reported that, the DoT is going to tell BSNL to try Indian made 4G equipments first. Accordingly, BSNL may be told to set up at least 10 to 20 towers, using locally made 4G equipments and connect them to the core.
It is very important to note that, one of the officers of the DoT has reportedly told that, Indian manufacturers at present do not have a "turn-key setup" in place. "A turn-key setup offers an end-to-end network, including both radio and core requirements that are consolidated at a central level by a single operator.”
This only shows that no Indian company is having the potential to supply 4G equipments to BSNL and fulfill the requirements of this telecom PSU. Then why all these drama is going on? Undoubtedly, it is only to deny 4G technology to BSNL.
[ Source: ET Telecom dt. 28-08-2020]
As a follow-up to the discussion that took place in the formal meeting, held between BSNLEU and the Director (HR) on 08.01.2018, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri Keshav Rao, GM (Estt.) today, and reviewed the implementation of the agreed items. Shri A.K. Singh, DGM (Estt.) was also present. Details of the discussion are as follows:-
The GM (Estt.) replied that in accordance with the decision taken in the meeting held with the Director (HR), file is already moved for the restoration of the 25 day pay ceiling for outdoor medical reimbursement.
Regarding this issue, the GM (Estt.) replied that file has already been received from the SEA Branch and that the matter is being processed.
The GS explained that the issue is lying pending for in the DoT for a very long time, since BSNL has not provided the requisite information to the DoT. After discussion, the GM (Estt.) assured that, communication in this regard would be sent to the DoT shortly, based on whatever inputs that have been received from the circles.
In the meeting held with the Director (HR), it was decided that the matter was to be discussed with the GM (Estt.). In today’s meeting, the GS explained briefly about this issue. The GM (Estt.) listened to the version of the Union, and assured that the matter would be looked into appropriately.
The GM (Estt.) informed the GS that a final decision on this issue would be taken only after receiving the requisite inputs from the circles. He also assured that this matter would be raised in the GM (HRs) conference to be held on 22.01.2018 and that the GM(HRs) would be told to send the details expeditiously.
As per the decision taken in the meeting held with the Director (HR), BSNLEU has already provided a copy of the letter of the EPF Commissioner, Bhopal, wherein clear-cut direction has been given that, employees’ contribution of EPF arrears should not be recovered from the salary of the employees. On this issue, the GM (Estt.) replied that the requisite input is being collected from the circles. The GS requested him to expeditiously process the case.
At Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, the conductor of a school bus lost his leg in an accident. His leg got cut-off in the accident. He was taken to the Jhansi Medical College Hospital. There, he was made to lie down on a stretcher. His severed leg was used as pillow for him. Subsequently, the doctors found that the severed leg could not be stitched back, since the tissue was already dead. The patient’s family got him discharged and took him to a private hospital. Who is the culprit? It is the government and it’s neo-liberal policies. Year after year, the Central Government, as well as the State Governments, have cut down the fund allotments for health care, as per the dictates of the World Bank. As a result, government hospitals are being run with acute shortage of doctors, medicines, equipments, materials, etc. Whether Congress Party rules or the BJP rules, situation is the same.
[Source Times of India dated 11.03.2018]