Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri A. Navaneetha Krishnan, Hon’ble MP, Chennai.
The MoU with Union Bank of India has already expired. BSNLEU has already taken up this item with the Corporate Office, demanding early renewal of the MoU. However, the same is not done, as a result of which our employees are not able to get loan from Union Bank of India. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, telephonically discussed this item with Shri Yashwanth Nath Singh, GM (BFCI), today, and insisted for early renewal of the MoU. The GM (BFCI) assured to do the needful.
A massive gathering marked the beginning of the 3 day Relay Hunger Strike at BSNL Corporate Office, demanding implementation of the assurances given by the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications. Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, presided over the hunger strike. It was addressed by Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, BSNLEU, Com.Chandeswar Singh,GS, NFTE BSNL, Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com.Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, Com. Sheshadri, Dy.GS, NFTE BSNL, Com.Sivakumar, President, AIBSNLEA, Com.Rajamouli, Treasurer, NFTE BSNL, Com. Samad, Dy.GS, TEPU and Com.Rashid Khan, AGS, TEPU addressed the Relay Hunger Strike.
As per the report of the Economic Times, the US research and brokerage firm Bernstein has stated that the potential loss of Jio, for the financial year 2018-19 will be Rs.15,000 crores. This loss of Jio, is far worse than the losses being incurred by Vodafone Idea and Airtel. Bernstein has also stated that Jio is "managing" it's accounts to show a profit. For example, Jio has incurred Rs.7,500 crore as Handset Subsidies" to it's customers. Had this expenditure been shown in Jio's profit and loss account, the Company would have incurred a loss of Rs.3,800 crore, in the October to December quarter of 2018-19. But, this expenditure was shown in the accounts of Reliance Retail. As a result this, Jio is shown to have made a profit of Rs.831 crore net profit in the October to December quarter of 2018-19. The Economic Times reports that Reliance Jio did not respond to it's query, on the report of Bernstein. Economic Times has also stated, quoting market analysts, that Jio will start increasing it's tariffs, once it reaches the market share of 30%.
[ Source: Economic Times dt. 27-02-2019 ]
The CHQ of BSNLEU is saddened to know that Com.R.C.Dawka, of Assam, has passed away yesterday the 25-07-2019, at 12:45 pm. Com.R.C.Dawka was one of the pioneers who built up our movement in Assam and in the North East. He had functioned as the circle secretary of the E3 union. BSNLEU dips it's banner and pays respectful homage to Com. R.C.Dawka.
The one day strike of the Central Government employees, held on 19th September, 1968, is an important landmark of the history of the Indian trade union movement. The 51st anniversary of this strike was observed yesterday. Special meetings were organised in Kerala yesterday, at Tiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Kozhikode and Kannur, to mark this anniversary. The sacrifices made in the strike, the anti- worker measures taken by the government, etc., were high- lighted by the speakers. CHQ congratulates the Kerala comrades for observing this important landmark of the Indian trade union movement.
As per the VRS scheme implemented by the Management, the window for giving option was opened on 04.11.2019. The window was closed yesterday the 03.12.2019. It is learnt that, totally 78,569 employees have opted for VRS. As per the VRS-2019, the total number of employees eligible for going on VRS is 1,04,471. Thus, 75.2% of the employees who are eligible to go on VRS, have opted for it. It is also learnt that 5,237 employees, after submitting their option for VRS, have withdrawn the same.
BSNLEU is continuously pressing the Corporate Management to re-constitute the National Council without further delay. The matter was discussed again with the GM(SR), BSNL CO, once again yesterday. Since we have been assured that the re-constitution of the National Council will be done immediately, the Staff Side has to promptly submit the agenda items to the Management, to ensure that the National Council meeting is not delayed because of the Staff Side. Hence, all the circle secretaries and central office bearers are requested to immediately send items to the CHQ, for the submission of agenda items.
With great pleasure, we wish to announce that, a Facebook account has been started for the CHQ of BSNLEU. This account will be used to propagate the stand/decisions of BSNLEU on various issues connected with the working class. The live address to be made by the General Secretary in Hindi on 12.09.2020, on the Birth Centenary of Com.K.G.Bose, will be made on this account. The link of this account has been already sent to the CHQ office bearers and circle secretaries.
BSNLEU has strongly demanded payment of this year's PLI to the employees. It has written letters to the CMD BSNL, as well as to the Director ( HR & Fin.). The issue is discussed twice with the CMD BSNL. However, Management is not willing to pay PLI. As usual, the Company's financial position is being cited as the reason, for the Management's inability to pay PLI. BSNLEU does not agree with this. Hence, BSNLEU calls upon the employees to conduct demonstrations on 13-10-2017, demanding payment of PLI to BSNL employees. Due to certain unavoidable reasons, the call is being given at a very short notice. CHQ requests our circle and district unions to make the programme successful and also send reports and photos to the CHQ.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Chintamani Malaviya, Hon’ble MP, Ujjain.
BSNLEU, Madhya Pradesh circle, organised an inspiring convention of the DR JEs at Indore yesterday. Totally, 110 comrades attended the convention, including 54 DR JEs. Com. M.K. Tavrech, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Indore, welcomed everyone. Com. B.S. Raghuvanshi, Circle President, presided over. Com. Prakash Sharma, CS, BSNLEU, Madhya Pradesh, delivered the introductory speech. Thereafter, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, spoke at length on the efforts taken by BSNLEU to get justice to the 2,700 DR JE selected candidates, the role played by BSNLEU in settling important issues of the JE (erstwhile TTA) cadre, efforts being taken for the revival of BSNL, struggle against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company, anti-worker and pro-corporate policies of the government, etc. Thereafter, 15 DR JEs participated in the discussion and elucidated their views brilliantly. It was heartening to note that many of the participants gave valid suggestions to improve the quality of services. Ultimately, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, summed up the discussion and replied to the various queries raised by the DR JEs. The General Secretary also assured that their suggestions for improvement of the services would be taken up with the highest level of BSNL Management. The meeting came to an end with rousing slogans. CHQ heartily congratulates the Madhya Pradesh circle union for successfully organising a very effective convention of the DR JEs.
In it’s latest India Development update, the World Bank has stated that GST in India is the highest in the world. The World Bank has described the GST as a key reform of the government. It has also appreciated the GST Council, for it’s smooth functioning. At the same time, the World Bank has compared the GST implemented in India, with the GST implemented in 115 other countries, and has said that the tax rates in the Indian GST system is one of the highest in the world. It has also stated that the 28% slab was the second highest in the world.
[source: Times of India dt. 19-03-2018]
BSNLEU is consistently demanding for holding of the JE LICE 50% through offline. The matter was discussed in the 36th National Council meeting. Thereafter, the matter was taken up by the union with the CMD, BSNL and the Director (HR), BSNL and both were agreed to consider our demand for conducting the said exam by offline. In between, the Rectt. Section has issued notification for conducting the exam on-line and later on postponed the process. In this regard, Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com. Prakash Sharma, AGS, met Ms. Samita Luthra, GM (Rectt.) on 27.02.2019, and requested for immediate announcement of the date for holding JE LICE 50% through offline. After detailed discussion, the GM (Rectt.) is agreed to do the needful at the earliest.
Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, reached Kathmandu yesterday the 25-07-2019, on a 3 day visit to Nepal. He was warmly welcomed at the Corporate Office of Nepal Telecom, by the leaders of National Telecom Employees Association of Nepal (NTEAN). Thereafter, he participated in a joint meeting of the Nepal Telecom Management and the representatives of the trade union. From the Management Side, Shri D.R.Adhikari, Managing Director, as well as the Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and many top officers of the Company participated. Com.Yadav Prasad Paneru, President, NTEAN, welcomed every one. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, addressed the meeting and explained about the scenario prevailing in the Indian telecom industry. Finally Shri D.R.Adhikari, MD, Nepal Telecom addressed and explained about the activities and contributions of the Nepal Telecom, for the development of Nepal. On behalf of the Nepal Telecom, Shri D.R.Adhikari, MD, presented a memento to Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS.