BSNLEU organised a 2 day trade union class at New Delhi, i.e., on 06th & 07thJuly, 2022. The freedom struggle, the role played by the working class in the freedom struggle, the challenges before the working class today and the tasks before the BSNL trade union movement, were the topic of the class.Com. Ashok Dhawale, President, All India Kisan Sabha, Com. K. Hemalata, President, CITU, Com. Kashmir Singh, Secretary, CITU and Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, conducted the classes. 53 comrades from the circles of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Assam, UP (West), Haryana, UP (East), Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, NTR and Corporate Office, participated in this class. A majority of them are young comrades. The classes drew very good appreciation from the participants. The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates all the circle unions and the comrades who participated in the class. CHQ also expresses it’s gratitude to the leaders of CITU and AIKS who conducted the classes.
The 9th Membership Verification is going to be held shortly. The exploratory meeting for this verification is already conducted. Yesterday, the Corporate Office has announced the dates for submission / withdrawal of applications for participating in the 9th Membership Verification. The schedule of dates is as follows.
5.5% IDA increase has become due w.e.f. 01.07.2022. The DPE has issued letter yesterday, conveying it’s approval for the payment of this increased IDA. Based on this DPE letter, BSNL has to issue letter for the payment of the IDA increase.
Yesterday the 07.07.2022 is the 101st birth anniversary of Com.K.G. Bose, who is BSNLEU’s guide and philosopher. Before the commencement of the 2nd day trade union class at K.G. Bose Bhawan, New Delhi, yesterday, Com.Animesh Mitra, President, garlanded the portrait of Com.K.G. Bose. The house paid it’s respect to the legendary leader and the comrades pledged to march ahead in the path shown by him.
On 28.06.2022, BSNLEU wrote a detailed letter to Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Communications, complaining that, the TCS had neither completed it’s Proof of Concept (PoC) nor had it accepted BSNL’s Purchase Order (PO) for supplying 4G equipments. BSNLEU has complained to the Hon’ble Minister of Communications that, BSNL’s 4G launching is getting unduly delayed. This letter of BSNLEU has brought the desired result. After BSNLEU shot off the letter, a high level meeting has been held in the DoT on 07th July, 2022. Shri V.L. Kantha Rao, Additional Secretary, Telecom, participated in this meeting, together with the top officers of BSNL, DoT and TCS. The delay on the part of TCS in completing the PoC was discussed and the TCS has been directed by the DoT to complete it’s PoC by 31st July, 2022. CMD BSNL has also told that, the “commercial talks” between BSNL and TCS would be completed soon. We have to wait and see whether TCS takes appropriate action on this matter.
The 2 day trade union class, being organised by BSNLEU, started at KG Bose Bhawan, New Delhi, today. The morning class was conducted by Com. Kashmir Singh, Secretary, CITU. The topic of the class is the “Role of working-class in the freedom struggle”. Com.Animesh Mitra, president, acted as the principal of the class. Com.Kashmir Singh vividly explained about the role of the working-class in the freedom struggle, especially the role of the P&T trade union movement.
On 02-07-2022, the AUAB, Kerala circle submitted Memorandum to Shri Rahul Gandhi, Hon'ble MP, Wayanad, Kerala, as well as the former Congress President. Shri Rahul Gandhi enquired about the issues being faced by BSNL. The AUAB leaders explained the issues, including the delay in launching of BSNL’s 4G and the government's approach of denying pay revision. Shri Rahul Gandhi assured that, these issues would be brought to the attention of the central government. AUAB Circle Convenor Com. M. Vijayakumar and Com.Sreejith K, Asst. Circle Secretary,AIBSNLEA, participated in this meeting. CHQ heartily congratulates the AUAB for this initiative.
As has already been informed, BSNLEU is organising a 2 day trade union class at New Delhi, for the Hindi speaking circles, starting from tomorrow. History of the freedom struggle of our country, the role played by the working-class in the freedom struggle and related topics will be the subjects of this trade union class. The class is preparatory for celebrating the 75th anniversary of Indian independence, as per the decision taken in the Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU.