BSNLEU wishes a very Happy Mahavir Jayanti to all the comrades.
As a part of their "Pro-corporate and Anti-people policies, the successive governments at the centre have gradually weakened the Public Health System of the country. Government Hospitals, Vaccine Manufacturing Institutes and other Research Institutes, are either weakened or closed down. The governments have systematically cut down the fund allocation to the government hospitals and institutes. All these are done to benefit the private sector. Only the trade unions were fighting against the privatisation / weakening of the Public Health System. But, the vast majority of the general public did not bother about this. Instead, they were fighting among themselves in the name of religion, caste, etc.
Today, when the COVID-19 is attacking, it is the people, who are suffering. No beds in hospitals, no ventilators, no oxygen supply, no medical equipments, no sufficient doctors and staff, etc,. etc. At least now, the people should realise that, “the anti-people and pro-corporate policies" of the government are their real enemies and not people belonging to other religions, Castes, etc. The people should stop fighting among themselves in the name of religion, region, caste, etc. They should fight against the policies of the government which have made Mukesh Ambani the richest man in Asia and Gautam Adani the biggest wealth gainer in the world.
It is already informed about the formation of the Coordination Committee (CoC) of BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNL CCWF on 17.04.2021. The CoC has issued it’s first circular, calling upon the circle and district bodies to form the CoCs at circle and district levels as early as possible. The circle and district unions of BSNLEU are requested to take the initiative for the formation of circle and district level CoCs.
BSNLEU is continuously struggling to ensure disbursement of salary on time. As a result of this, March salary has already been paid on 07th of this month. Now, BSNLEU is pressing upon the Management to disburse April salary on the due date. BSNLEU has already written to the CMD BSNL in this regard and has discussed the matter with him also. In this connection, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) yesterday evening and discussed the matter. The General Secretary pointed out that, if the April salary is disbursed on time this month, then the chain of belated disbursement of salary to the employees could be broken. The Director (HR) replied in the positive.
It is disturbing to note that, India has become the biggest victim of COVID-19. Only on 5th April, the number of people affected in India, by COVID-19 in a single day, crossed the one lakh mark (1,03,796). However, within the next 10 days, i.e., on 15th April, 2021, the number of people affected in a single day crossed the two lakh mark (2,00,739). Within the next six days, i.e., on 21st April, 2021, the number of people affected in a single day crossed the three lakh mark (3,14,835).
COVID-19 patients are dying in various states, without oxygen. The Hon’ble Delhi High Court has severely criticised the Central Government for it’s failure to supply of oxygen to hospitals. The Court went to the extent of telling the Central Government, “Beg, Borrow or Steal, but provide oxygen to the hospitals”. When this is the reality, the Prime Minister and the Home Minister are busy in gathering huge crowds in their election meetings in West Bengal. They are not worried that, gathering such huge crowds will further fuel the spread of COVID-19. The Prime Minister, who addressed the nation on television, has indirectly told that, controlling COVID-19 is the duty of the state governments.
BSNLEU कॉर्पोरेट कार्यालय को लिखता है, यह बैंक खाते में परिवर्तन की सूचना ।
BSNLEU के CHQ कार्पोरेशन बैंक में उसका खाता चल रहा था। अब कॉरपोरेशन बैंक का यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया में विलय हो गया है। नतीजतन बैंक अकाउंट नंबर और आईएफएससी कोड बदल गया है। इसे देखते हुए सीएचक्यू ने Sr.GM (एसआर) को पत्र लिखकर सभी सर्किल प्रशासनों को बदलाव के बारे में बताने का अनुरोध किया है, ताकि सीएचक्यू में कोटे का प्रेषण सुचारू रूप से जारी रहेगा।
The Delhi High Court pulled up the Central Government yesterday, for the way it is handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Especially, many states are experiencing acute shortage of oxygen. The court directed the government to stop oxygen for industrial use to meet the demand by hospitals. The Court said that, we may lose one crore people if we don’t act in time. Taking note of the shortage of various life saving drugs amid the raging pandemic, the Court told the Centre to speak to drug manufacturing companies and to step up their production.
अखिल भारतीय केंद्र ने सर्किल और जिला सम्मेलनों के आयोजन को स्थगित करने का फैसला किया।
चेन्नई में आयोजित केन्द्रीय कार्यकारी समिति की बैठक में निर्णय लिया गया है कि यूपी (पूर्व) और यूपी (पश्चिम) के सर्कल सम्मेलनों के साथ-साथ जिला सम्मेलन जो पहले ही देय हो चुके हैं, 31 मई, 2021 तक पूरे कर लिए जाएं।. हालांकि, COVID-19 की दूसरी लहर, खतरनाक स्तर तक फैल रहा है । इसे देखते हुए आज ऑनलाइन हुई अखिल भारतीय केंद्र की बैठक में तय किया गया है कि सर्किल और जिला सम्मेलन स्थगित किए जाएंगे। इन सम्मेलनों के आयोजन का समय निर्धारित अखिल भारतीय केंद्र उचित समय पर करेगा।
The Central Executive Committee meeting, held at Chennai, has decided that the circle conferences of UP (East) and UP(West), as well as the district conferences that have already become due, should be completed by 31st May, 2021. However, the second wave of COVID-19, is spreading to dangerous levels. In view of this, the All India Centre meeting, held online today, has decided that the circle and district conferences shall be postponed. The time schedule for holding these conferences, will be decided by the All India Centre at the appropriate time.
The TNTCWU and BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle, have fought a legal battle against the inhuman non-payment of wages to the contract workers. As per the direction of the Court, Rs.14.5 crores have already been paid as wage arrears to the contract workers. Today, another Rs.20.47 crore has been released by the BSNL Management, as per the court order, towards payment of wage arrears of the contract workers of Tamil Nadu circle. With this, Rs.34.97 crore is paid to the contract workers of Tamil Nadu circle, as their wage arrears. This is purely because of the legal battle fought by our Unions. The CHQ heartily congratulates the contract workers of Tamil Nadu, as well as the TNTCWU and BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle union.
CHQ is saddened to hear that, Com.Krishna Reddy, Circle Secretary, NFTE BSNL, Karnataka, has passed away today morning due to heart attack. This is a very big loss to the BSNL trade union movement in Karnataka circle. The CHQ of BSNLEU pays respectful homage to Com.Krishna Reddy and conveys heartfelt condolences to his family members and comrades of Karnataka circle.
The CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at Chennai, decided that a Co-ordination Committee of BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNLCCWF should be formed, for effectively organising various agitational programmes. In accordance with this, a meeting of the leaders of BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNL CCWF was held online on 17.04.2021. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS (BSNLEU), Com.Anantha Bhattacharjee, President, Com.K.G. Jayaraj, GS (AIBDPA), Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and Com.Animesh Mitra, SG(BSNLCCWF), participated in this meeting. Veteran leader and President of the AIBDPA, Com.Anantha Bhattacharjee, presided over the meeting. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, welcomed all the comrades and briefly explained about the present position on various issues. Thereafter, all the comrades participated in the discussions. Every one welcomed the proposal to form a Co-ordination Committee, for effectively organising struggles on the issues of the employees and that of the Company. Finally, the meeting unanimously elected the following office bearers of the Co-ordination Committee.
President: Com.K.G. Jayaraj, GS, AIBDPA, Convenor: Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, Joint Convener: Com.Animesh Mitra, SG, BSNLCCWF. The meeting decided that this co-ordination committee should be formed at the circle and district levels in the similar pattern. The meeting unanimously demanded that BSNL employees should be treated as frontline workers and should be vaccinated against COVID-19, on a priority basis. A detailed circular on the meeting will be issued shortly.
Corporate Office issued instructions on 17.04.2021 regarding preventive measures to be taken, to stop the spreading of COVID-19. However, the preventive measures suggested were not sufficient. Under these circumstances, the Corporate Office has once again issued instructions on 18.04.2021, wherein more preventive measures have been prescribed. Accordingly, offices shall be maintained with 50% attendance. Further, employees below E5 pay scale shall attend office on alternate days.
CHQ is extremely saddened to hear that Com.Mata Din Yadav, the young District Secretary of BSNLEU, Mau district, UP (East) circle, has passed away. He had been affected with COVID-19. Com. Mata Din Yadav was only 42 years old and had been functioning very effectively. His untimely death is a very big loss to BSNLEU. CHQ pays it’s respectful homage to Com.Mata Din Yadav and conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to his family members, friends and comrades of the UP(East) circle.
The Chennai Circle Union held it’s online Executive Committee meeting yesterday the 16.04.2021. Com.M. Shankar, circle Vice-President, presided over the meeting. Most of the executive committee members participated. Com.Sridhara Subramanian, Circle Secretary, welcomed everyone. Com.S.Chellappa, AGS, delivered the inaugural address, explaining the important decisions of the Chennai CEC meeting and the issues being taken up by the CHQ. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and explained about the developments connected with BSNL’s 4G launching, BSNLEU’s court case against IDA freezing, efforts taken by BSNLEU to regularise payment of salary on the due date, as well as other issues. Detailed deliberations took on the report submitted by the Circle Secretary. The meeting thoroughly discussed the organisational structure in Chennai circle, in the aftermath of implementation of VRS and has taken important decisions, in tune with the decision of the Central Executive Committee meeting.
The second wave of COVID-19 is spreading like wild fire. BSNLEU has been insisting upon the Management to implement preventive measures, to safeguard BSNL employees from the infection of COVID-19. Apart from writing letters, the General Secretary has spoken to the CMD BSNL and the Director (HR) and has demanded prompt measures to safeguard the employees. Belatedly, the Corporate Office issued a letter in this connection yesterday. However, the instructions issued by the Corporate Office is not satisfactory and BSNLEU will further press upon the Management to lay down more categorical preventive measures.
CHQ कार्यालय कल बंद रहेगा, लॉकडाउन को देखते हुए ।
दिल्ली में COVID-19 की तेजी से फैल रही दूसरी लहर को देखते हुए राज्य सरकार ने सप्ताह के अंत में लॉकडाउन लागू कर दिया है। यह लॉकडाउन आज रात 10 बजे से शुरू होकर सोमवार को सुबह 6 बजे तक जारी रहेगा। इसके परिणामस्वरूप हमारा सीएचक्यू कार्यालय कल बंद रहेगा।
In view of the fast spreading second wave of COVID-19 in Delhi, the state government has imposed a week-end lockdown. This lockdown starts from 10 PM today and will continue up to 6 AM on Monday the 18.04.2021. In view of this, our CHQ office will remain closed tomorrow.