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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

02 - Sep - 2020
Conciliation meeting held by RLC(C), New Delhi, on the issues of 3rd PRC, 4G, Pension Revision, Payment of Pension Contribution by BSNL and other issues - AUAB places strong arguments.

A conciliation meeting is held today, through video conferencing, by the Regional Labour Commissioner (Central), New Delhi. The meeting is held to discuss the issues contained in the charter of demands, for the 3 day strike, called on by the AUAB and held on 18th to 20th February, 2019. From the AUAB, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & convenor, AUAB, Com. S. Sivakumar, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, Com. Anil Kumar, GS, BSNL ATM and Com.H.P. Singh, GS, BSNL OA attended. Nobody attended the meeting from the BSNL Management Side.

 

In his submission to the RLC, Com.P.Abhimanyu, Convenor, argued the following. This 3 day strike was organised on very important issues of the employees, such as 3rd PRC, starting 4G service by BSNL, pension revision, payment of pension contribution as per Government Rules and other important issues.

 

(1)        As regards the Wage Revision, BSNL Management formed the Joint Wage Negotiation Committee, as per the directive of the DoT. After holding many sittings of this joint committee, the Management arbitrarily stopped conducting the meetings.

 

(2)      Still BSNL is not being allowed to launch it’s 4G service, despite the announcement of the government that, 4G spectrum is allotted to the Company. Even recently, the government has cancelled the tender floated by BSNL, to procure 4G equipments. 

 

(3)        As regards, the pension revision of BSNL retirees, Shri Manoj Sinha, the then Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, has assured that the Pension Revision of the retired employees would be delinked from Pay Revision of the serving employees. However, thereafter, the DoT had gone back from this assurance. 

 

(4)        Shri Manoj Sinha, the then Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications has assured that Government Rule will be implemented in the matter of collecting pension contributions from BSNL. However, this assurance has also been thrown to the winds, by the DoT.

 

The Convenor demanded that another conciliation meeting should be called on expeditiously and officers who are empowered to take decisions, should be called from BSNL and the DoT to attend the meeting. After hearing the views of the representatives of the AUAB, the RLC(C) ordered that the next conciliation meeting would be held at 10:30 am on 24.09.2020.

01 - Sep - 2020
Shri Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India and a great proponent of secularism, passes away.

Shri Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India, passed away yesterday. He has been admitted in the Army Referral hospital at New Delhi for the past few weeks. Shri Pranab Mukherjee has also held the Finance, Defence and Foreign Affairs portfolios in the Union Cabinet. Shri Pranab Mukherjee represented the secular and democratic forces in the Indian politics and stood for the concept of unity in diversity. In the death of Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the nation has lost a great statesman. BSNLEU pays it’s respectful homage to Shri Pranab Mukherjee and conveys it’s deep condolences to the family members and friends of the departed leader.

01 - Sep - 2020
Private telecom companies should pay their AGR dues in ten years - says the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court has delivered it’s judgement in the payment of AGR dues by the private telecom companies. A three judge bench, consisting of Justice Arun Mishra, Justice S. Abdul Nazeer and Justice M.R. Shah, has directed that the AGR dues, amounting to Rs.1.6 lakh crore, should be paid within the next 10 years. The Court has also directed that the private telecom companies should make an upfront payment of 10% of the amount. The Private telecom companies have also been directed that the annual instalment of the AGR dues should be paid by 7th February every year, so as to complete the entire payment by 31st March, 2031. It may be noted that the DoT has suggested to the Supreme Court that, the AGR dues could be paid by the private telecom companies over a period of 20 years. But, the Supreme Court did not accept this proposal.

01 - Sep - 2020
Running Airways and Airports is not the job of the government.

Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri has said that running airways and airports is not the job of the government. The Minister told that he is telling this from his heart. According to the Minister, handing over of the natural wealths of this country is the only job of the government. Running banks, telecommunications, insurance, railways, etc., are not the jobs of the government.     

[Source: Times of India: dated 30.08.2020]

01 - Sep - 2020
India’s GDP growth has fallen sharply – It is not an act of god..

It is alarming that India’s GDP growth has steeply fallen during the 1st quarter of the current financial year (from April to June, 2020). The GDP growth has declined by 23.9%.  Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister, has already declared that the country’s economy is suffering due to the act of god. She has referred the COVID-19 as an act of god.

 

But the Finance Minister and the Modi government should accept that Indian economy was seriously affected even before COVID-19 came. The mindless demonetisation done by the government, as well as the introduction of the GST, have seriously affected the micro, small and medium industries (MSM sector). To come out of this situation, the Modi government gave Rs.1.4 lakh crore to the Indian corporates, by cutting down the wealth tax. However, this did not work at all. Even before India was attacked by the COVID-19, the economy of the country was badly affected by the mismanagement of the Modi government, as a result of which domestic demand shrunk and millions of jobs were lost. The government should not hide behind the COVID-19, but should take appropriate steps to increase the purchasing power of the working people. The Central Trade Unions have demanded a cash  payment of Rs.7,500/- every month, for 6 months, to all the families which are not paying income tax. Only such meaningful steps will bring the Indian economy back on the track, by increasing the purchasing power of the working masses.

31 - Aug - 2020
Uttar Pradesh (West) circle successfully holds it's online executive committee meeting.

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. 

31 - Aug - 2020
BSNLEU wishes a Happy and Prosperous Onam.

BSNLEU conveys it's best wishes and warm greetings to all, on the occasion of Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala. Let this festival bring peace, prosperity and joy into the lives of all. 

30 - Aug - 2020
DoT may tell BSNL to try Indian made 4G equipments.

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] 

30 - Aug - 2020
Memorandum submitted to Ms.Poonam Ben, MP, Jamnagar.

As per the call of the AUAB, the leaders of Jamnagar, Gujarat circle, submitted memorandum to Ms.Poonam Ben, MP, Jamnagar. The leaders sought the intervention of Ms.Poonam Ben, MP, for the early launching of BSNL's 4G service and also implementation of the assurances given in BSNL’s Revival Package. The Member of Parliament assured to do the needful.

29 - Aug - 2020
Formal meeting held online between the Director (HR) and BSNLEU, yesterday the 28.08.2020.

BSNLEU has sought an online Formal Meeting with the Director (HR) and has given a 6 point agenda also for the meeting. This meeting was held online yesterday. From the Management Side, Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), Shri Saurabh Tyagi, Sr.GM(Estt.), Shri A.M. Gupta, Sr.GM(SR), Shri Ashutosh Gupta, GM(Admn.), Ms. Samita Luthra, GM (Rectt.) and Shri A.K. Sinha, DGM(SR) attended. BSNLEU is represented by Com.Animesh Mitra, President, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com.John Verghese, AGS. The details of the discussions and decisions taken are given in the enclosure.

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29 - Aug - 2020
Com.Santosh Kumar, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Kerala circle, is bereaved.

CHQ has received the sad news that Com.Santhosh Kumar’s (Circle Secretary, Kerala circle) mother has passed away today. CHQ conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to Com.Santhosh Kumar, as well as to his family members.

29 - Aug - 2020
Payment of medical bills of employees, upto March, 2020, is being made - informs the Director(HR), BSNL..

Non-payment of the medical bills of the employees, as well as non-clearance of the outstanding bills of the empanelled hospitals, are creating a lot of problems for the employees. In it’s Formal meeting held online with the Director(HR) yesterday, BSNLEU has taken up the non-availability of cashless treatment in empanelled hospitals, as one of the agenda items. The Director(HR) replied the Management is taking efforts to clear 25%to 30% outstanding bills of the empanelled hospitals soon. While stating this, the Director(HR) also stated that, the Corporate Office has taken the steps for paying the medical bills of the serving employees up to March, 2020. On verification, we have found that payment of the medical bills of the employees, up to the month of March, 2020, is getting included in the salary for the month of August, 2020. 

29 - Aug - 2020
Hindi translation of "Payment of medical bills of employees, upto March, 2020, is being made - informs the Director(HR)."

कर्मचारियों के मार्च, 2020 तक के मेडिकल बिल्स का भुगतान हो रहा है- डायरेक्टर (HR) ने जानकारी दी....
कर्मचारियों के मेडिकल बिल्स का भुगतान नही होना और साथ ही अधिकृत हॉस्पिटल्स के बकाया बिल्स का निराकरण न होना, कर्मचारियों के लिए कई तरह की परेशानियां निर्मित कर रहा है। कल डायरेक्टर (HR) के साथ हुई अपनी ऑनलाइन मीटिंग में  BSNLEU द्वारा मान्यता प्राप्त हॉस्पिटल्स में कैशलेस उपचार की सुविधा की अनुपलब्धता को, एजेंडा के एक मुद्दे के रूप में लिया गया था।  डायरेक्टर (HR) ने जवाब दिया कि मैनेजमेंट,   मान्यता प्राप्त हॉस्पिटल्स के 25% से 30% बकाया बिल्स के शीघ्र भुगतान हेतु प्रयास कर रहा है। यह बताते हुए, डायरेक्टर (HR) ने यह भी कहा कि कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस द्वारा कार्यरत कर्मियों के मार्च, 2020 तक के मेडिकल बिल्स भुगतान हेतु कार्यवाही की गई है। इसकी पड़ताल करने पर, हमने पाया कि   कर्मचारियों के मार्च, 2020 तक के मेडिकल बिल्स, माह अगस्त, 2020 के वेतन में, भुगतान हेतु   शामिल किए गए हैं।

28 - Aug - 2020
NE-I circle holds it’s Executive Committee meeting online.

The Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, NE-I circle, is being held online today. Com.D.A. Shylla, Circle President is presiding over.  Totally, 28 comrades are attending this meeting. Com.Shivjee Ray, Circle Secretary, presented the report on activities. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, inaugurated the meeting. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, also addressed the meeting. Both the GS and Dy.GS explained about the present status in BSNL’s Revival, various staff issues, attacks on the Public Sector, as well as on Labour Rights, by the government. Both the GS and Dy.GS underlined the need to fight for the Revival of BSNL and also for protecting the Public Sector. Thereafter, deliberations by the Executive Committee members started and is going on.

27 - Aug - 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 ]

27 - Aug - 2020
Hindi translation of "We have to understand why conspiracies are being hatched to deny 4G to BSNL?"

हमें समझना होगा कि BSNL को 4G से वंचित करने का षड्यंत्र क्यों रचा जा रहा है..

हमें यह समझना बेहद जरूरी है कि BSNL को 4G से वंचित करने के लिए षड्यंत्र क्यों रचे जा रहे हैं..  

TRAI द्वारा जारी आंकड़ों (data) के अनुसार मई, 2020 के महीने में एयरटेल और वोडाफोन आईडिया, प्रत्येक ने, लगभग 47 लाख मोबाइल ग्राहक खोए हैं। जबकि उसी माह में रिलायंस जियो के 36 लाख नए ग्राहक और BSNL के 2 लाख नए मोबाइल ग्राहक बने हैं। 

यह जानना महत्वपूर्ण है कि  एयरटेल और वोडाफोन आईडिया ने बड़ी संख्या में अपने ग्राहक खोए हैं और BSNL ने अपने ग्राहकों को खोया नही हैं, बल्कि, 2 लाख ग्राहक जोड़े हैं। BSNL द्वारा हासिल किए गए ग्राहकों की संख्या कम हो सकती है, किन्तु, हमें यह भी याद रखना चाहिए कि 4G टेक्नोलॉजी के बगैर भी BSNL अपने ग्राहक आधार में 2 लाख की वृद्धि करने में सफल रहा है।

कल्पना कीजिए कि, यदि 4G टेक्नोलॉजी BSNL को प्राप्त हो जाती है तो उसकी क्या पोजीशन होगी ? निश्चित ही, वह जिओ से कड़ा मुकाबला करेगा।  और बस यही वजह है कि BSNL को 4G टेक्नोलॉजी हासिल न हो यह सुनिश्चित करने के लिए षड्यंत्र रचे जा रहे हैं। यह BSNL की यूनियन्स और एसोसिएशन्स की जिम्मेदारी बन जाती है कि BSNL को 4G प्राप्ति हेतु लड़े। 

[ इनपुट्स 26-08-2020 के टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया से] 

27 - Aug - 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.

27 - Aug - 2020
AUAB submits memorandum to Shri Thomas Chazhikadan, MP, Kottayam, Kerala circle.

The AUAB leaders of Kottayam, Kerala Circle, submitted a memorandum to Shri Thomas Chazhikadan, MP, Kottayam, about the inordinate delay in the launching of BSNL’s 4G service, as well as delay in the implementation of the Revival Package.

27 - Aug - 2020
The online formal meeting with Director (HR) is rescheduled - to be held tomorrow the 28.08.2020.

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.

26 - Aug - 2020
Odisha circle holds it's executive committee meeting, online..

The Odisha Circle Executive Committee meeting was held online today. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, Com.Animesh Mitra, President and Com.John Verghese, AGS, attended it from the All India Union. The meeting was presided over by Com.S.C. Bhattacharya, Circle President. Com.S.R. Das, CS, briefly presented the report on activities. Totally, 21 comrades participated in the meeting. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, delivered  the inaugural address, wherein he explained the road-blocks being created in the revival of BSNL, by delaying BSNL’s 4G launching. He also explained about the attacks on the public sector, and on the labour rights, by the Modi government. Com.John Verghese, AGS, briefly addressed the meeting and explained about the depth of the financial crisis that the country is undergoing currently. The comrades who participated in the deliberations expressed their serious concern about the non-payment of  wages to the contract workers, as well as their retrenchment. They also expressed their unhappiness about the deteriorating quality of BSNL’s services in Odisha circle, after the commencement of outsourcing of the maintenance works. Finally, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, replied to the issues raised by the comrades. Com.S.R. Das, CS, summed up the discussions and delivered the vote of thanks.