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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

17 - Sep - 2020
Job loss is a big concern in the ongoing economic slowdown.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has angrily reacted to the criticism that the Indian economy is slowing down. There is no use in becoming angry, but needful actions, to put the economy on the right track, are required to be taken. Narendra Modi came to power, by assuring to create 1 crore jobs. It was not achieved. To the contrary, the Demonitisation and introduction of GST have killed a large number of jobs. Some details are as follows:-

  • 67 textile units are shut down between 2015 and 2017, which have resulted in the loss of 17,600 jobs.
  • L&T has laid off 14,000 staff in the first 2 quarters of 2017.
  • HDFC Bank’s net jobs losses in 2017 are 3,230.
  • During the first 3 months of the Financial year 2017-18, TCS work force went down by 1,414; Infosys went down by 1,811 and Tech  Mahindra went down by 1,713.
  • Suzlon Energy Ltd, ReGen retrenched over 1,500 workers in the last 6 months.
  • 212 start up companies are closed down in 2016.

 [Courtesy: Indian Express, dt.03-10-2017]

17 - Sep - 2020
Narendra Modi government's aggressive disinvestment agenda.

Moving aggressively ahead, to implement it’s agenda of disinvestment / privatisation of the Public Sector Undertakings, the Central Government has decided to raise Rs.30,000 crore, through disinvestment of the shares of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL). With this the disinvestment target of the government for the current year is expected to reach Rs.90,000 crore. Last year, the government realised Rs.46,000 crore through disinvestments. Media reports say that the government may fix a target to get Rs.1 lakh crore through disinvestments in the next financial year. It may also be noted that the government is going ahead with the sale of Air India, despite objections raised by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport.

17 - Sep - 2020
Meeting with GM (SR)

In a brief discussion held with Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), today, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Ramesh Chand, Org. Secretary (CHQ), drew his attention to the following issues:-

 

  1. To consider the letter given by BSNLEU, on the issue of formulating guidelines for immunity from transfers to the office bearers of Recognised Unions.
  2. To conduct the 36th meeting of the National Council without delay.
  3. SR Cell has informed that only 14 items can be taken up in each meeting of the National Council. It was requested to accept all the items submitted for the next meeting of the National Council and that a decision could be taken, with mutual consent, regarding the future meetings.

17 - Sep - 2020
BSNLEU and NFTE decide to work in close coordination for finalising the wage settlement, to deliver maximum benefits to the employees.

After completion of today’s Joint Committee meeting, the Staff Side members of the Committee, met and discussed about the strategy to be adopted, for finalising the wage settlement within the shortest possible time. It was unanimously decided that, both the Recognised Unions should work in close coordination to finalise the wage settlement within the shortest possible time, and with the maximum benefits to the employees. The various aspects connected with the construction of the new pay scales are discussed in this meeting. It is decided that, both the Recognised Unions should hand over a joint proposal to the Management, on the new pay scales, in the next meeting of the Joint Committee, to be held on 09.08.2018. To finalise this proposal, a meeting of the Staff Side members will be held at 10:00 AM on 03.08.2018, at NFTE’s office.

17 - Sep - 2020
Delegates session of the 9th All India Conference of BSNLEU started.

The delegates session of the 9th All India Conference of BSNLEU, being held at Mysuru, started today. Com. Balbir Singh, President, is presiding over the session. Condolence resolution was moved by Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS. The house stood in silence for a minute and paid homage to the martyrs and also to the leaders who have passed away since the last All India Conference. Thereafter, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, presented the report on activities. In his presentation, the General Secretary highlighted the background in which the indefinite strike was deferred, the settlement reached in the meeting held with the AUAB and the Hon’ble MoS(C), settlement of the issues of the Non-Executives, etc. Thereafter, deliberation by the delegates started and is going on.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Submitting of memorandum to the MPs - complete the task by 28-02-2019.

The AUAB has given the call for submitting memorandums to the MPs. Copy of the memorandum to be submitted is uploaded on CHQ website and also already sent to the CEC members. According to the decision of the AUAB, submission of the memorandums is to be completed by 28-02-2019. So far, memorandums are submitted only to a few MPs. CHQ calls upon the circle and district unions to coordinate with the other constituents of the AUAB and to complete the task of submitting the memorandum immediately, and before 28-02-2019.

17 - Sep - 2020
Hindi translation of "Why government should ensure capital infusion for the financial revival of BSNL?"

BSNL के वित्तीय उन्नयन (रिवाइवल) के लिए सरकार द्वारा पूंजी लगाना सुनिश्चित करना जरूरी क्यों ?
BSNLEU मांग करती है कि सरकार पूंजी लगा कर BSNL का वित्तीय उन्नयन सुनिश्चित करे। मीडिया में इस बात पर बहस हो रही है कि कर दाताओं का पैसा सरकार BSNL और MTNL की मदद करने में क्यों जाया करें। यह एक सच्चाई है कि अपने अस्तित्व के 18.5 वर्षों में BSNL को वित्तीय सहयोग के रूप में कर दाताओं का एक नया पैसा भी प्राप्त नही हुआ है। किन्तु, इसके साथ ही, टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया ने अपने 17 जुलाई 2019 के अंक में रिपोर्ट प्रस्तुत की है कि वर्ष 2018-19 और 2019-20 में सरकार ने पब्लिक सेक्टर बैंक्स में 2.69 लाख करोड़ की पूंजी डाली थी। यह पूंजी उन पब्लिक सेक्टर बैंक्स को सहयोग करने हेतु डाली गई थी जिन्होंने करोड़ों रुपयों का बैड लोन राइट ऑफ किया था। यहां ध्यान देने योग्य तथ्य यह है कि बैड लोन का बड़ा हिस्सा कॉर्पोरेट्स का था जो उनके द्वारा चुकाया नही गया था। कैपिटल इंफ्यूजन के माध्यम से सरकार द्वारा पब्लिक सेक्टर बैंक्स को मदद इसलिए दी गई थी कि वें पुनः बड़े कॉर्पोरेट्स को नए सिरे से लोन दे सके। अतः, जब सरकार पब्लिक सेक्टर बैंक्स में रु 2.69 लाख करोड़ की पूंजी डाल सकती है और वह भी 2 वर्षों की अवधि में, तो फिर BSNL के आर्थिक उन्नयन के लिए BSNL में पूंजी क्यों नही लगाई जा सकती है? हमारी मांग ज्यादा वाजिब इसलिए भी है कि केवल सरकार द्वारा उठाए गए  एन्टी BSNL कदमों की वजह से ही BSNL की दुर्दशा हुई है।

17 - Sep - 2020
Neither the BSNL Management nor the DoT are willing to provide safety to the VRS optees on Pension Commutation and 3rd PRC - VRS optees are requested to think twice and to take the wise decision.

The VRS window closes on 03.12.2019. There are only a few more days for it. The BSNL Management and the DoT have not come forward to clear some crucial uncertainties connected with the VRS-2019.  Hence, it has become clear that neither the BSNL Management, nor the DoT, are going to ensure the following safeguards, being demanded by the unions and associations.
 

(1)    Commutation of Pension.

Amendment to the Pension Commutation Rule 1981 to ensure safety measures to the employee who go on VRS. This is demanded because, according to the Commutation of Pension Rule 1981, an employee has to apply for pension commutation within one year of his retirement. Whereas, according to the VRS-2019, Pension Commutation will be given to the VRS optees only when they complete the age of 60 years.

 

According to the present rules, all those who apply for their Pension Commutation after one year of their going on VRS, will have to undergo a medical examination, which will create unnecessary complications and problems to a large section of the employees.

 

Further if any of the VRS optee expires before attaining the age of 60, his family will not get the benefit of pension commutation, which will be a huge loss to that family. This is a provision contained in the present rule. The unions and associations have demanded that, relaxation should be given to the VRS optees as a special case, from the above clause.

 

Both the above relaxations can be given only by amending the Commutation of Pension Rules 1981, by the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare. Any oral or written assurance given by the DoT or BSNL Management will not serve the purpose. However, it is unfortunate that neither the BSNL Management nor the DoT has taken any step to ensure necessary safety to the VRS optees.

 

(2)     Eligibility for 3rd PRC.

The Supreme Court judgement says that an employee who goes on VRS is not entitled for Wage Revision, implemented subsequently and retrospectively. As per the provision of the VRS-2019 also, employees who go on VRS are not entitled for 3rd Pay Revision. Para 8 (viii) of VRS 2019 Rule reads as follows:-

 

“The benefits payable under this scheme shall be in full and final settlement of all claims of whatsoever nature, whether arising under the scheme or otherwise.”

 

This means, the exgratia being paid to the VRS optees is the full and final settlement and thereafter, they are not entitled for the 3rd PRC, when implemented later on and retrospectively.

 

The unions and associations demand that the BSNL Management should give an assurance that, the VRS optees would be made eligible for the 3rd PRC. However, the BSNL Management has not taken any action to give this assurance. This clearly shows that the VRS optees are not going to get the benefit of 3rd PRC.


Under the above mentioned circumstances, those employees who have already given option for VRS, are requested to think twice and take a wise decision before the VRS window closes on 03.12.2019.

17 - Sep - 2020
CEC meeting to be held at Vadodara – CEC members are requested to note please.

The CEC meeting of BSNLEU is being held at Vadodara on 06th & 07th March, 2020. All the CEC members are requested to inform their time and date of their arrival as well as departure, to the Reception Committee immediately. Communication in this regard may please be made with Com.D.K. Bakutra, Circle Secretary, Gujarat, on his mobile number 9426435999. 

17 - Sep - 2020
For helping the big corporates, government has unlimited resources. But, for fighting the Corona Virus Disease, money has to be grabbed from workers' pocket..

The Narendra Modi government has frozen the DA of the Central Government employees and pensioners for a period of 1 ½ years, under the pretext of managing the crisis that has been created by the Corona Virus. The government will say that, this money will be utilised to help the common man. But, the question is, why the government should grab the money from the pockets of Central Government employees and pensioners? In August, 2019, the Modi government transferred Rs.1.6 lakh crore from the Reserve Bank. Next month itself, out of this money, the government gave concessions to the big corporates to the tune of Rs.1.45 lakh crore, by cutting down the corporate tax. Not only this! From April, 2014 onwards, the Modi government has waived bad loans, to be paid by the big corporates, to the tune of Rs.5.55 lakh crore. This is how the Modi government has facilitated the big corporates to loot Rs.5.55 lakh crore of people’s money. So, when the  government wants to help the big corporates, it will have unlimited resources. But, when the question of helping the common man arises, the government will not have any source and it will grab money from workers' pockets. This is a classic example for the economic policy of Narendra Modi.

17 - Sep - 2020
Massive 3 day strike against privatisation of Coal Mines started..

All the trade unions in the Coal sector, started a 3 day strike at 6 am yesterday, the 02.07.2020, against allowing commercial coal mining by Indian corporates and multinational companies. The strike is also against allowing 100% FDI in the Coal Sector, which is nothing but handing over the coal mines to multinational companies. Talks held between the trade unions and the Coal Minister, Shri Pralhad Joshi, on 01.07.2020 had failed. Production of 4 million tons of coal is expected to be affected by this strike. BSNLEU expresses it’s support and solidarity to the heroic strike of the Coal workers.

17 - Sep - 2020
Kerala circle successfully holding it's executive committee meeting online..

The Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, Kerala circle, is being successfully held online today. Com.P.Manoharan, Circle President, is presiding over. Com.C. Santhosh Kumar, Circle Secretary, welcomed everyone. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.John Verghese, AGS, are attending the meeting from the CHQ. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, inaugurated the meeting and spoke at length on the functioning of the CHQ, road-blocks being created in the revival of BSNL, Attacks being launched on the Public Sector, as well as on labour rights, etc. The GS also explained the status / action taken, on important issues of Wage Revision, Pension Revision, New Promotion Policy, Medical facility, etc.  He also answered the questions raised by comrades. Thereafter, deliberation by the Executive Committee members started.

17 - Sep - 2020
Where is the money to pay the Wage Revision? - asks shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble MoS(C).

The All Unions and Associations of Karnataka, presented it's Memorandum on Wage Revision and Subsidiary Tower Company issues, to Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications, yesterday at Bengaluru. The Hon'ble MoS(C) had asked the representatives, "where is the money to pay the wage revision?" Further, he has told that the financial position of the Company was not good and that the government was also not in a position to help in this regard. The reply given by the Hon'ble MoS(C) clearly tells us about the mindset of the government, regarding the wage revision issue.

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17 - Sep - 2020
CHQ's new website alone will be available from 23.01.2018.

All comrades are requested to kindly note that BSNLEU’s new website bsnleu.in alone will be available from 23.01.2018. The existing website bsnleuchq.com will be discontinued with effect from the above mentioned date.

17 - Sep - 2020
BSNLEU and NFTE decides to powerfully organise the 3 day Relay Hunger Strike.

The AUAB has already called on the BSNL employees, to organise a 3 day Relay Hunger Strike on 24th, 25th & 26th July, 2018, demanding immediate implementation of the assurances given by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, in the meeting held on 24.02.2018. This issue was discussed in the meeting held between the leaders of BSNLEU and NFTE today. It was decided to powerfully organise this 3 day Relay Hunger Strike at the BSNL Corporate Office, by making maximum mobilisation.

17 - Sep - 2020
Memorandum presented by AUAB, Pondicherry, to Shri Gokulakrishnan, MP.

17 - Sep - 2020
Hindi translation of "BSNLEU and NFTE oppose postponement of the 8th Membership Verification and demand that it should be conducted on time."

BSNLEU और NFTE ने 8वें सदस्यता सत्यापन को पोस्टपोन करने का विरोध किया और समय पर करने की मांग की...
BSNLEU और NFTE, नॉन एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज की दोनों मान्यता प्राप्त यूनियन्स, ने संयुक्त रूप से 8वें सदस्यता सत्यापन के आयोजन हेतु प्रक्रिया त्वरित रूप से शुरू करने की मांग करते हुए CMD BSNL को पत्र लिखा है। यह पत्र, प्रबंधन द्वारा 8वें सदस्यता सत्यापन को 6 माह के लिए पोस्टपोन करने की मंशा को भांप कर लिखा गया है। BSNLEU और NFTE, दोनों ही यूनियन्स ने सदस्यता सत्यापन को पोस्टपोन करने का विरोध किया है और मांग की है कि सत्यापन हेतु शीघ्र ही अधिसूचना जारी की जाए।

17 - Sep - 2020
Two comrades of BSNLEU passed away on the polling day - CHQ pays respectful homage.

Polling for the 8th Membership Verification has been successfully completed yesterday. However, on the day of the polling, CHQ received two bad news also. Com.Victor, District Treasurer, BSNLEU, Davengere, passed away at 12.00 noon due to massive heart attack.  He had been a very sincere and dedicated comrade. Similarly, Com.Abhaya Kumar Sahoo of Dhenkanal SSA of Odisha circle has also passed away. On returning home immediately after casting his vote, Com.Abhaya Kumar Sahoo, suffered a massive heart attack and passed away. BSNLEU dips it’s banner and pays it’s respectful homage to both the comrades. CHQ also expresses it’s heartfelt condolences to the families of Com.Victor and Com.Abhaya Kumar Sahoo.

17 - Sep - 2020
Hindi translation of "Neither the BSNL Management nor the DoT are willing to provide safety to the VRS optees on Pension Commutation and 3rd PRC - VRS optees are requested to think twice and to take the wise decision."

VRS ऑप्टीज के लिए पेंशन कम्युटेशन और 3rd PRC के मुद्दे पर सुरक्षा मुहैया करवाने हेतु न तो BSNL मैनेजमेंट और न ही DoT इच्छुक है- VRS ऑप्टीज से अनुरोध हैं कि वें पुनर्विचार करें और उचित निर्णय लेवें...

VRS विण्डोज 03.12.2019 को बंद होने जा रही है। इसमें कुछ ही दिन शेष हैं। VRS-2019 से जुड़ी कुछ महत्वपूर्ण अनिश्चितताओं को  BSNL मैनेजमेंट और DoT अभी तक स्पष्ट नही कर पाए हैं। इससे यह स्पष्ट प्रतीत हो रहा है कि यूनियन्स और एसोसिएशन्स की मांग अनुसार निम्न सुरक्षोपाय (safeguards) सुनिश्चित करने हेतु न तो BSNL मैनेजमेंट और न ही DoT तैयार है।


(1) पेंशन कम्युटेशन

VRS पर जा रहे कर्मचारियों के लिए सुरक्षा उपायों की सुनिश्चितता हेतु पेंशन कम्युटेशन नियम 1981 में संशोधन हो। यह मांग इसलिए की जा रही है कि, पेंशन कम्युटेशन नियम 1981 के अनुसार कर्मचारी को पेंशन कम्युटेशन हेतु अपने रिटायरमेंट के एक वर्ष के भीतर आवेदन देना होता है। जबकि VRS-2019 के अनुसार VRS ऑप्टीज को पेंशन कम्युटेशन उनकी आयु 60 वर्ष पूर्ण होने पर ही दिया जाएगा।

किन्तु, अभी विद्यमान नियमों के अनुसार  VRS पर जाने वाले उन सभी कर्मचारियों को, जो  1 वर्ष की समयावधि पश्चात पेंशन कम्युटेशन हेतु आवेदन देंगे,  मेडिकल जांच करवाना होगी, जिससे कर्मचारियों के एक बड़े वर्ग के लिए अनावश्यक पेचीदगियां और समस्याएं निर्मित होगी।

इसके अलावा, VRS ऑप्टी की VRS पर जाने की दिनांक से 60 वर्ष की आयु पूर्ण होने के मध्य यदि मृत्यु हो जाती है तो VRS ऑप्टी के परिवार को पेंशन कम्युटेशन का लाभ नही मिलेगा। फलस्वरूप, VRS ऑप्टी के परिवार को भारी नुकसान होगा। वर्तमान नियमों में इस प्रावधान का समावेश है। अतः, यूनियन्स व एसोसिएशन्स ने मांग की है कि, VRS ऑप्टीज को, उक्त क्लॉज़ से,  विशेष प्रकरण मान कर,


छूट दी जाए। उपर्युक्त दोनों ही छूट (relaxations) डिपार्टमेंट ऑफ पेंशन एंड पेंशनर्स वेलफेयर द्वारा पेंशन कम्युटेशन नियम 1981में संशोधन करने पर ही दी जा सकती है। इस संबंध में BSNL मैनेजमेंट या DoT द्वारा किसी भी प्रकार के मौखिक या लिखित आश्वासन देने से उद्देश्य पूर्ति नही होगी। लेकिन यह दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण है कि VRS ऑप्टीज के लिए इन मुद्दों पर आवश्यक सुरक्षा सुनिश्चित करने हेतु न तो BSNL मैनेजमेंट और न ही DoT ने कोई कदम उठाए हैं।

(2) 3rd PRC की पात्रता
माननीय सर्वोच्च न्यायालय का निर्णय (judgement) कहता है कि, जो कर्मचारी VRS पर जाता है, उसे कुछ समय पश्चात और पूर्व दिनांक से हुए पे रिवीजन की पात्रता नही होगी। VRS 2019 के प्रावधान अनुसार भी जो कर्मचारी VRS पर जाएंगे उन्हें 3rd PRC की पात्रता नही होगी। VRS 2019 के Para 8 (viii) में भी यह स्पष्ट रूप से कहा गया है कि

" इस योजना के अंतर्गत देय लाभ के रूप में ही, इस योजना में समाहित या अन्य, सभी प्रकार के क्लेम्स का पूर्ण रूप से अंतिम निपटान (full & final settlement) माना जाएगा।"

इसका मतलब यह है कि VRS ऑप्टीज को दिया जा रहा एक्सग्रेशिया फुल और फाइनल सेटलमेंट है और इसके पश्चात उन्हें कुछ समय बाद पूर्व दिनांक से लागू होने पर 3rd PRC की पात्रता नही होगी।

यूनियन्स और एसोसिएशन्स ने मांग की है कि BSNL मैनेजमेंट यह आश्वासित करे कि VRS ऑप्टीज को 3rd PRC की पात्रता होगी। किन्तु, इस तरह का आश्वासन देने हेतु BSNL मैनेजमेंट ने कोई पहल नही की है। इससे यह स्पष्ट हो जाता है कि VRS ऑप्टीज को 3rd PRC का लाभ नही मिलेगा।


ऊपर उल्लेखित परिप्रेक्ष्य में, जिन कर्मचारियों ने VRS का ऑप्शन दे दिया है, उनसे अनुरोध है कि वें पुनर्विचार करें और 03-12-2019 को VRS विंडो बंद होने के पूर्व उचित निर्णय लें।

17 - Sep - 2020
3rd March rally of contract workers deferred.

BSNLEU and BSNL CCWF have given call to conduct a rally to Corporate Office on 3rd March, 2020, demanding settlement of issues of the contract workers like non-payment of wages, retrenchment, etc. However, the All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU held today, reviewed the programme. It has been decided to defer the rally, in view of the communal unrest prevailing in Delhi. At the same time, it is decided that, BSNLEU and BSNL CCWF shall meet the CMD BSNL on that day and to submit a memorandum, demanding settlement of the problems.