BSNLEU is continuously taking up the issue of non-declaration of the JTO LICE results in Punjab circle. JTO LICE results for 2015-16, 2016-17 & 2017-18 have not been declared so far, as a result of which hundreds of DR JEs are suffering. In addition to this, 26 DR JEs who have been declared successful for 2014-15 have also not been sent to training. The total wrong handling of the issue, by the CGM Office, Punjab circle, is the root cause of this problem. This issue was once again raised with the Director (HR), in the Formal Meeting held online on 19.06.2021. BSNLEU pointed out that, 26 candidates who have filed court cases, have already withdrawn their cases and only one candidate has not withdrawn her case. Hence, BSNLEU demanded that one post may be kept vacant for that candidate and the results should be declared. The Director (HR) is convinced by the argument of BSNLEU. He directed the Sr.GM(Estt.) to take necessary action on this matter. Yesterday, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, discussed this issue once again with Shri Saurabh Tyagi, Sr.GM(Estt.) and demanded speedy action. The Sr.GM(Estt.) assured that needful action would be taken expeditiously. BSNLEU will follow up this case.
A good number of the DR JEs are suffering, because their requests for transfer under Rule 8, are not being considered by the CGMs. BSNLEU has collected a list of 56 DR JEs, who have completed 5 years of service, but whose transfer requests are not being considered. This list has been submitted to the Director (HR). This issue was discussed in the meeting held with the Director (HR) on 19.06.2021. The Director (HR) directed the Sr.GM(Estt.) to take necessary action on this issue. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, once again discussed this issue with Shri Saurabh Tyagi, Sr.GM(Estt.), yesterday. He assured that, the Corporate Office would issue necessary instruction to the CGMs to take necessary action on this matter.
The Kerala circle union of BSNLEU, organised circle wide demonstrations on 21.06.2021 against the hiking of petrol and diesel prices. The steep increase in petrol and diesel prices is causing great hardship to the people. The CHQ heartily congratulates the Kerala circle union of BSNLEU for organising this demonstration.
Kerala Circle Union of BSNLEU conducted it’s online Executive Committee meeting on 21.06.2021. Com.P.Manoharan, Circle President, presided over the meeting. Com.C.Santhosh Kumar, CS, welcomed all the participants and presented the report on activities. Central office bearers, Com.M.Vijayakumar, AGS and Com.P.R. Parameswaran, Organising Secretary (CHQ) addressed the meeting. The meeting conducted a thorough discussion on various issues and has taken important decisions.
The AUAB has given a call for organising lunch hour demonstrations, tomorrow the 25.06.2021, demanding immediate disbursement of May, 2021 salary and also disbursement of salary on the last date of every month. Circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to approach all the unions and associations of the AUAB, including AIGETOA and SEWA BSNL, and organise the demonstrations successfully.
The online Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle, was held today. Com.S. Chellappa, Circle President, presided over the meeting. Com.Babu Radhakrishnan, Circle Secretary, welcomed everyone and presented the report on activities of the circle union. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and elaborately spoke on the attacks being made by the government on the public sector and on the trade union rights. He also explained about the delay in 4G launching, setback in BSNL’s revival and issues being taken up by the CHQ. The General Secretary also replied to the issues raised by the Executive Committee members.
An encouraging meeting of the AUAB was held online yesterday the 21.06.2021. General Secretaries / leaders of BSNLEU, NFTE, AIGETOA, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, SEWA BSNL, BSNL MS, BSNL ATM, TEPU and BSNL OA participated. Non-disbursement of salary on the due date, heavy delay in BSNL’s 4G launching, issues related to BSNL’s revival and other issues of the employees were discussed. It is decided to convene one physical meeting of the AUAB at New Delhi on 01.07.2021 for finalising the charter of demands and programme of action. It is also decided to invite all the applicant unions and associations for that meeting. The circular issued by AUAB on yesterday's meeting is enclosed herewith.
The AUAB meeting held yesterday, severely criticised the BSNL Management for the non-payment of the May salary so far and also failing in it’s duty for disbursing salary to the employees on the due date of every month. After detailed discussions, it is decided to organise lunch hour demonstrations throughout the country on 25.06.2021, demanding immediate disbursement of May 2021 salary, as well as demanding disbursement of salary on the last date of every month. Circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to coordinate with the other constituents of the AUAB and to organise the programme successfully.
In continuation of the lunch hour demonstrations to be organised on 25.06.2021, a programme of submitting memorandum is to be organised on 30-06-2021, as the next course of action. Accordingly, memorandum is to be submitted to the CMD BSNL, Chief General Managers and also Heads of the BA/SSA on 30-06-2021. The General Secretaries at the Corporate Office level, the Circle Secretaries at the circle level and the District Secretaries at the BA/SSA level will participate in this programme of submitting memorandum. Demonstrations are to be organised on 30.06.2021, while the memorandums are being submitted.
A meeting of the AUAB is being held online at 17:00 hrs. today. The meeting will be discussing very serious issues being faced by the Company, as well as by the employees, like inordinate delay in BSNL’s 4G launching, non-disbursement of salary on the due date, massive surrendering of broadband and landline connections, government’s move to monetise BSNL’s mobile towers and optic fibre, etc.
Media reports say that 23 crore Indians have lost their livelihoods due to COVID-19 and have been pushed below the poverty line. This is the fate of the common citizens in India. At the same time, the Indian billionaires continue to deposit huge amounts of black money in the Swiss banks. The Business Standard, one of the leading newspapers of India, has reported on 18.06.2021 that, in 2020 alone, over Rs.20,700 crore has been deposited by Indians in the Swizz banks. It is important to note that, only Rs.6,625 crores was deposited by Indians in Swiss banks in 2019. It is needles to state that, this jump is the result of the pro-corporate and anti-worker policies being adopted by the government. Further, It is also very important to note that, before coming to power, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi promised that, he would bring back the entire black money stashed in foreign banks. However, nothing has been done by the government to fulfill this poll promise.
A Formal meeting is held online between the Director (HR) and BSNLEU today the 19-06-2021. The following participated in the meeting:-
(1) Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR)
(2) Shri Saurabh Tyagi, Sr.GM(Estt.)
(3) Shri A.M. Gupta, Sr.GM(Admn.)
(4) Ms. Anita Johri, Sr.GM(SR)
(5) Shri Manish Kumar, GM(Restg.)
(6) Ms. Samita Luthra, GM(Rectt.)
(7) Shri S.P. Singh, GM(Training)
(1) Com.Animesh Mitra, President,
(2) Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS.
(3) Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS.
Ms. Anita Johri, Sr.GM(SR), welcomed everyone. Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) chaired the meeting. The meeting observed one minute’s silence and paid homage to the BSNL employees to who lost their lives, due to COVID-19. Thereafter, the agenda items were taken up for discussion. Detailed discussion took place on the issues. A brief note on the meeting is enclosed.
India's athletics hero, Milkha Singh, fondly called as “the Flying Sikh”, passed away yesterday, due to post-Covid complications yesterday. He was 91 years old. Only last Sunday, his wife, Nirmal Kaur, passed away due to Covid. Milkha Singh won gold medal in the 400 metres running, in the British Empire and Commonwealth games, held in 1958. Thereafter, Milkha Singh also won four gold medals in the Asian games. In the 1960 Rome Olympics, Milkha Singh came fourth. BSNLEU deeply mourns the death of Milkha Singh and pays respectful homage to him.
निदेशक (एचआर) ने कहा, बीएसएनएल की सेवानिवृत्त स्टाफ़ को शामिल करने की कोई योजना नहीं है।
मीडिया में यह बताया गया है कि कर्मचारियों की कमी को पूरा करने के लिए बीएसएनएल मैनेजमेंट सेवानिवृत्त स्टाफ़ को शामिल करने के लिए कदम उठा रहा है। सीएचक्यू को इस संबंध में कई कामरेडों से भी प्रश्न प्राप्त हुए हैं । इसलिए, कॉम.पी.अभिमन्यु, जीएस ने आज श्री अरविंद वाडेरकर, डायरेक्टर (एचआर) से बात की और इसके बारे में पूछताछ की। हालांकि डायरेक्टर (एचआर) ने कहा कि मीडिया रिपोर्ट्स सच नहीं हैं। उन्होंने यह भी बताया कि बीएसएनएल के पास बीएसएनएल के सेवानिवृत्त कर्मचारियों को शामिल करने का कोई प्रस्ताव नहीं है।
रक्षा आयुध निर्माणियों के निजीकरण के खिलाफ रक्षा कामगार महासंघ 19.06.2021 को देशव्यापी "पुतला दहन" आंदोलन का आयोजन करेगा।
मोदी सरकार कोविड-19 की दूसरी लहर से लोगों की सुरक्षा करने में पूरी तरह से विफल रही है। उच्चतम न्यायालय सहित विभिन्न उच्च न्यायालयों ने इस संबंध में विफल रहने के लिए केन्द्र सरकार की कड़ी आलोचना की है। हालांकि मोदी सरकार और सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र के उपक्रमों के निजीकरण में काफी कुशलता से काम कर रही है। ताजा आयुध निर्माणियों का निजीकरण है। देश में 44 आयुध कारखाने रक्षा मंत्रालय के नियंत्रण में आयुध कारखाना बोर्ड के तहत काम कर रहे हैं। अब आयुध निर्माणियों का बोर्ड खत्म हो जाएगा। इसके स्थान पर कंपनी अधिनियम के तहत सात निगमों का गठन किया जाएगा । आयुध निर्माणियों का निगमीकरण बड़े कारपोरेट को सौंपने के एकमात्र इरादे से किया जा रहा है। चूंकि बहुराष्ट्रीय कंपनियों के पास अत्याधुनिक प्रौद्योगिकियां हैं। इसलिए निजीकरण के बाद इन आयुध कारखानों को बहुराष्ट्रीय निगमों द्वारा अपने कब्जे में ले लिया जाएगा। रक्षा कामगार महासंघ 19.06.2021 को देशव्यापी "पुतला दहन" आंदोलन का आयोजन कर रहे हैं। बीएसएनएलईयू रक्षा कामगार महासंघों के संघर्ष का पुरजोर समर्थन करता है।
SKM और CTUs द्वारा 26.06.2021 को आयोजित "कृषि बचाओ- लोकतंत्र बचाओ दिवस" में शामिल हों।
केंद्रीय मजदूर संघों के संयुक्त मंच ने 26.06.2021 को समुक्षित किसान मोर्चा द्वारा आयोजित किए जा रहे "कृषि बचाओ-लोकतंत्र बचाओ दिवस" में शामिल होने के लिए श्रमिक वर्ग का आह्वान किया है। इस दिन चल रहे किसान आंदोलन को 7 माह पूरा किया जाएगा। इस आंदोलन में अब तक करीब 500 किसानों की मौत हो चुकी है। यह सभी जानते हैं कि, 26 जून, 1975 को आपातकाल की घोषणा 46 वर्ष पहले की गई थी। तत्कालीन सत्तावादी इंदिरा गांधी द्वारा विपक्ष की आवाजों को दबाने के लिए आपातकाल की घोषणा की गई थी। आज भाजपा सरकार अपनी नीतियों के बढ़ते विरोध को दबाने के लिए इंदिरा गांधी द्वारा अपनाए गए उन्हीं तरीकों का सहारा ले रही है। दरअसल, देश अब अघोषित आपातकाल से गुजर रहा है। चेन्नई में हुई बीएसएनएलयू की सीईसी की बैठक में केंद्रीय श्रमिक संघों ( CTUs) और समयुक्ट किसान मोर्चा (SKM) द्वारा दिए गए कॉल्स में भाग लेने का फैसला किया गया है । इसलिए, BSNLEU के CHQ सर्कल और जिला संघों से 26-06-2021 को SKM और CTUs द्वारा आयोजित किए जाने वाले "कृषि बचाओ-लोकतंत्र दिवस बचाओ दिवस" में सक्रिय रूप से भाग लेने का आह्वान कर रहा है।
It is reported in the media that, BSNL taking steps to engage retired officials, to meet the staff shortage. CHQ has received queries from many comrades also, in this regard. Hence, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) today and enquired about it. However, the Director (HR) dismissed the media reports. He stated that BSNL is not having any proposal to engage retired BSNL employees.
The results of the failed SC/ST candidates, in the JAO LICE held in Punjab circle in 2016, was reviewed in December, 2020. As per this, two candidates were declared as successful. However, these candidates have not sent for training till now. BSNLEU has already written a letter to the Corporate Office on this matter. Today, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, discussed this issue with Shri S.P. Singh, GM(Training), and requested to depute both these candidates for the JAO training at the earliest. The GM(Training), replied that comments of the CGM, Punjab have been called for, based on BSNLEU’s letter. He also assured that further action on this matter would be taken, soon after receiving the report from the CGM, Punjab.
Crores of workers have already lost their jobs during this COVID-19 pandemic. Now, news has appeared in the media that, the leading IT companies, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant and others are planning to lay off as many as 30 lakh employees. This massive lay off exercise will be completed by 2022. Retrenchment of a massive 30 lakh IT employees will further deepen the crisis that is being faced by the working class in our country.
[Source: www.india.com, dt. 17.06.2021]
The Modi Government has completely failed in safeguarding the people from the second wave of COVID-19. Various High Courts, including the Supreme Court, have bitterly criticised the Central Government for it’s failure in this regard. However, the Modi government is working very efficiently in privatising the Government and Public Sector Undertakings. The latest is the privatisation of the Ordnance Factories. The 44 Ordnance Factories in the country are functioning under the Ordnance Factories Board, under the control of the Ministry of Defence.
Now, the Ordnance Factories Board will be eliminated. In it’s place, seven corporations will be formed under the Companies Act. The corporatisation of the Ordnance Factories is being done with the sole intention to hand them over to the big corporates. Since the multinational companies are having the state-of-the-art technologies with them, ultimately these Ordnance Factories will go into the control of the multinational corporations. The Defence Workers Federations are organising countrywide “Burning of Effigy” agitation on 19.06.2021. BSNLEU strongly supports the struggle of the Defence Workers Federations.