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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

11 - Jul - 2019
Former top Executives of France Telecom facing trial for abetting suicides of employees.

Former top Executives of France Telecom, including the company’s CEO, Director (HR) and Deputy Executive Director are undergoing trial in France. The charge against them is that, they created a hostile work environment, as a result of which 35 telecom employees committed suicide between 2007 and 2010. France Telecom was privatised in 2003. In 2007, an aggressive plan was implemented to cut down the strength of the employees. Accordingly, 22,000 employees, out of the total 1,30,000 workforce, were retrenched. Consequent to this, the workload of the employees increased tremendously. Further, the employees were also subjected to humiliation, accuses Solidaires Unitaires Democratiques, a French trade union. For example, a 28 year old employee hanged himself in 2009, after being transferred. The day before he killed himself, the employee had worked a 12 hour shift, with a single 30 minute break. In 2013 France Telecom was re-branded as Orange. If found guilty, the top Executives will get jail term upto one year and a fine of 15,000 euros as fine.


Whatever happened in France Telecom appears to be repeating in BSNL. As a cost cutting measure, the government wants to retrench 40,000 employees through VRS and by rolling back the retirement age from 60 to 58. The young employees of BSNL are welcoming the government's move to implement VRS and reduction of retirement age. But they do not know what will happen in BSNL thereafter. What exactly happened in France Telecom, between 2007 and 2010 is likely to repeat. The youngsters have to think about it.

[Source: Business Insider – 10th July, 2019]

10 - Jul - 2019
ACC approves the appointment of Shri P.K. Purwar as CMD BSNL.

Shri P.K. Purwar has taken over as the CMD BSNL from 01.07.2019. However, he took over the post of CMD BSNL only as an additional charge, since his selection was not approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) at that time. It is learnt that the ACC has now approved Shri P.K.Purwar’s appointment as CMD BSNL.

09 - Jul - 2019
Kerala circle also plunges into loss.

It is a sad news for BSNL that, ultimately, Kerala circle has also gone into loss. Kerala circle had been consistently earning profit, ever since the formation of BSNL. In the financial year 2017-18 also, Kerala circle earned a net profit of Rs.373 crore. Alas, in 2018-19, Kerala circle has ran into a loss of Rs.260 crore.

08 - Jul - 2019
Model poster for the dharna to be organised on 16.07.2019.

BSNLEU and the BSNLCCWF have given call to organise dharna at Corporate Office and at all CGM offices, demanding immediate payment of the wage arrears of the contract workers and also demanding to stop the retrenchment. All circle secretaries are requested to download this poster and get it printed for organising the strike.

08 - Jul - 2019
BSNLEU writes to the CMD BSNL, intimating the dharna programme to be organised on 16-07-2019, at the Corporate Office and at circle head quarters.

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08 - Jul - 2019
Hindi translation of "Intensify the "BSNL At Your Door Steps" programme.."

"BSNL आपके द्वार " कार्यक्रम में गति लावें....
BSNL बेहद गंभीर वित्तीय संकट से गुजर रहा है। BSNL और MTNL को रु 74000 करोड़ का सरकार द्वारा बेल आउट पैकेज देने से संबंधित झूठी खबरें मीडिया में आ रही है। यह खबर पूर्ण रूप से बोगस है, और कुछ नही। अगर सरकार से BSNL को कुछ प्राप्त हो सकता है तो वह है केवल 4G स्पेक्ट्रम का मुफ्त आवंटन। इसके अलावा सरकार BSNL को वित्तीय सहयोग के रूप में एक पाई भी देने वाली नही है। बैंक भी BSNL को लोन देने के लिए आगे नही आ रहे हैं। यही वास्तविक स्थिति है। ऐसे में, BSNL के पास केवल एक ही रास्ता बचता है कि BSNL अपने राजस्व को बढ़ाने के लिए हरसंभव कोशिश करे। AUAB,  "BSNL आपके द्वार " कार्यक्रम को तीव्रता के साथ क्रियान्वित करने हेतु सभी एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज और नॉन एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज को आव्हान कर चुकी है। अतः BSNLEU के सभी सर्किल और डिस्ट्रिक्ट सेक्रेटरीज से अनुरोध है कि वें पहल करें और कार्यक्रम के प्रभावशाली तरीके से क्रियान्वयन हेतु अन्य यूनियन्स व एसोसिएशन्स से समन्वय स्थापित करें। हमें विभिन्न सर्कल्स में अधिक से अधिक संख्या में FTTH कनेक्शन लगा कर, पुराने बकाया की वसूली कर और स्क्रैप मटेरियल का निपटान कर अधिक से अधिक राजस्व प्राप्त करना है। BSNL के कर्मचारी पूर्व में भी कंपनी को संकट से उबारने के लिए आगे आ चुके हैं। इसी प्रकार अभी भी BSNL कर्मचारी "BSNL आपके द्वार " कार्यक्रम को तीव्रता के साथ क्रियान्वित कर कंपनी और कर्मचारियों के भविष्य की रक्षा करें।

06 - Jul - 2019
Intensify the "BSNL At Your Door Steps" programme..

The BSNL is undergoing severe financial crunch. Various false reports are appearing in the media, stating that the government is going to give a bail out package to BSNL and MTNL, to the extent of Rs.74,000 crore. This news is nothing but totally bogus. What BSNL is likely to get from the government is, the allotment of 4G spectrum, free of cost. Apart from this, the government is not going to give even a single naya paisa as financial assistance to BSNL. Banks are also not coming forward to extend loan to BSNL.  This is the actual position. So, the only option left out for the BSNL is to take all out efforts to increase it’s revenue collections. The AUAB has already called on the Executives and Non-Executives to intensify the “BSNL At Your Door Steps” programme. Hence, the circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to take the initiative and also to coordinate with the other unions and associations, to effectively implement the call. More revenue has to be generated through bringing in more FTTH connections, collection of outstanding dues and disposing off of the scrap materials dumped in various circles. The BSNL employees have rose to the occasion many times in the past, to save the Company. In the similar way, the BSNL employees have to conduct the "BSNL At Your Doorsteps" programme in an intensified manner, to save the future of the Company and it's employees.

06 - Jul - 2019
AUAB once again demands the CMD BSNL to withdraw the notices issued under FR 17-A..

Com.P. Abhimanyu, Convenor, AUAB, met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL, yesterday and handed over the letter of the AUAB, demanding withdrawal of the show-cause notices issued to the leaders of the Executives’ Association, for imposing break-in-service under FR 17-A. The Convenor, AUAB, specifically requested the CMD BSNL to look into the case of Com.N. Kabeer Das, GS, BSNLOA, who retired on superannuation on 30.06.2019. The CMD BSNL assured to look into it and to do the needful.

06 - Jul - 2019
Batman and bucket man.

A week ago it was reported in the media that Akash Vijayvargiya, a BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh, attacked a civic body officer with cricket bat, who had gone to oversee the demolition of encroachments. It is important to note that Akash Vijayvargiya is a son of a top ranking BJP leader, Kailash Vijayvargiya. Again, yesterday it was reported in the media that, Nitesh Rane, MLA, who is the son of former Maharashtra Chief Minister, Narayan Rane attacked an engineer of the NHAI, by pouring buckets of mud on him. No citizen has the right to take the law into his own hands. What Akash Vijayvargiya and Nitish Rane may say is that, only ordinary citizens cannot take law into their own hands, but we are law-makers and we can take.

05 - Jul - 2019
Meeting between the AUAB and the CMD BSNL held on 04.07.2019..

Representatives of the AUAB met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL, yesterday, and had a very detailed discussion. General Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, BSNL MS and representatives of AIGETOA, ATM and BSNL OA participated.

 

The representatives of AUAB conveyed to the CMD BSNL, the decision of the AUAB meeting held on 03.07.2019, to intensify the “BSNL At Your Door Steps” programme, to step up the revenue collections of BSNL. The CMD BSNL appreciated it and informed that the BSNL Corporate Office also would take steps to make this programme successful. Further, he advised that efforts should be taken to collect the outstanding dues. The outstanding amount in the EB Branch alone comes to Rs.3,000 crore, said the CMD BSNL. Further he also requested to ensure that scrap materials are disposed off, to collect money.

 

The representatives brought to the notice of the CMD BSNL that there is a great demand for BSNL’s FTTH connections, through which the Company can collect handsome revenue. However, they pointed out that needful equipments, stores and materials are not available, as result of which BSNL is not able to provide FTTH connections on demand. The CMD BSNL replied that needful action would be taken in this regard.

 

The representatives of the AUAB recorded their strong protest for the taking over of the ALTTC by the DoT and told that they would be compelled to launch struggles against this. The CMD BSNL told that this would be duly communicated to the DoT in the appropriate manner.

 

The representatives also told the CMD BSNL that a large number of BTSs are being shut down due to non-payment of electricity bills and also wages were not paid to the contract workers for the past 6 months. They pointed out that the quality of service is deteriorating rapidly and something needs to be done to stop it. The CMD BSNL replied that no bank is coming forward to give loan and still he is trying hard to get bank loan to improve the situation.

 

As regards, the taking away of maintenance works of BBNL, from BSNL, the CMD BSNL replied that the rate that BSNL is getting for this maintenance works is very less and that the BBNL is not willing to raise it. Hence, BSNL is also not interested to continue with the same, since it is not a gainful job. Further the CMD BSNL told that BSNL has claimed compensation from the government to run 17,000 loss making exchanges.

05 - Jul - 2019
Hindi translation of "Meeting between the AUAB and the CMD BSNL held on 04.07.2019."

AUAB और CMD BSNL के बीच 04.07.2019 को मीटिंग सम्पन्न...

कल AUAB के प्रतिनिधियों ने श्री पी के पुरवार, CMD BSNL से मुलाकात कर विस्तार से चर्चाएं की। BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, BSNL MS के महासचिव व AIGETOA, ATM and BSNL OA के प्रतिनिधि शामिल हुए।

AUAB के प्रतिनिधियों ने BSNL के राजस्व में वृद्धि के उद्देश्य से "BSNL आपके द्वार" अभियान के तीव्रता के साथ क्रियान्वयन करने के 03.07.2019 को AUAB की मीटिंग में लिए गए निर्णय से CMD BSNL को अवगत कराया। CMD BSNL ने इसकी प्रशंसा की और बताया कि BSNL कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस द्वारा भी इस कार्यक्रम की सफलता के लिए आवश्यक कदम उठाए जाएंगे। साथ ही उन्होंने सलाह दी कि बकाया राशि की वसूली हेतु भी प्रयास किए जाएं। CMD BSNL ने बताया कि अकेले EB ब्रांच में ही रु 3000 करोड़ की वसूली योग्य बकाया राशि (आउटस्टैंडिंग अमाउंट) है। उन्होंने स्क्रैप मटेरियल के निपटान का भी आग्रह किया, जिससे कि कुछ राशि प्राप्त हो सके। 

प्रतिनिधियों ने CMD BSNL के संज्ञान में लाया कि BSNL के FTTH कनेक्शन की जबरदस्त मांग है और इसके जरिए कंपनी आकर्षक राजस्व प्राप्त कर सकती है। साथ ही, उन्होंने बताया कि आवश्यक उपकरण और स्टोर्स व मटेरियल उपलब्ध नही है, फलस्वरूप BSNL मांग अनुसार FTTH कनेक्शन उपलब्ध नही करवा पा रहा है। CMD BSNL ने कहा कि इस संबंध में आवश्यक कार्यवाही की जाएगी।

AUAB के प्रतिनिधियों ने DoT द्वारा ALTTC की जमीन पर कब्जा करने की कार्यवाही पर कड़ा प्रतिरोध दर्ज कराते हुए कहा कि वें इसके विरोध में आन्दोलन करने के लिए बाध्य होंगे। CMD BSNL ने कहा कि इस संबंध में DoT को यथोचित तरीके से सूचित किया जाएगा।

AUAB के प्रतिनिधियों ने CMD BSNL को बताया कि इलेक्ट्रिसिटी बिल्स का भुगतान न होने की वजह से बड़ी संख्या में BTS बंद होते जा रहे हैं और विगत 6 माह से कॉन्ट्रैक्ट वर्कर्स को भी वेजेस का भुगतान नही हुआ है। उन्होंने ध्यान दिलाया कि सेवाओं में तीव्र गति से गिरावट आ रही है, इस दिशा में शीघ्र ही कुछ किया जाना जरूरी है। CMD BSNL ने बताया कि कोई भी बैंक लोन देने के लिए तैयार नही है, किन्तु वें बैंक लोन हेतु पुरजोर प्रयास कर रहे हैं, जिससे कि स्थिति में सुधार हो सके।

BSNL से BBNL का मेंटेनेंस कार्य छीन लिए जाने के मुद्दे पर CMD BSNL ने बताया कि BSNL को मेंटेनेंस कार्य के एवज में प्राप्त राशि बेहद कम है और BBNL इसमें वृद्धि करने को तैयार नही है। अतः इस कार्य को जारी रखने में BSNL की भी रुचि नही है, क्योंकि यह कार्य फायदेमंद नही है। साथ ही, CMD BSNL ने बताया कि BSNL ने अलाभप्रद स्थिति में चल रहे 17000 एक्सचेंजेस के संचालन के लिए सरकार से मुआवजे की मांग की है।

04 - Jul - 2019
Hindi translation of "BSNLEU writes to the Management, demanding to withdraw the gag order.."

BSNLEU ने प्रतिबंधात्मक आदेश वापस लेने की मांग करते हुए मैनेजमेंट को पत्र लिखा...
BSNL मैनेजमेंट ने पत्र क्रमांक BSNL/5-1/SR/2018 dated 02nd July, 2019 द्वारा सभी एप्लिकेंट यूनियन्स के जनरल सेक्रेटरीज को निर्देशित किया है कि मेम्बरशिप वेरिफिकेशन की प्रक्रिया पूर्ण होने तक किसी भी प्रकार के आंदोलन (एजिटेशनल प्रोग्राम) आयोजित नही किए जाएं। उस पत्र में लिखा गया है कि यूनियन्स की मान्यता मई 2019 में खत्म हो चुकी है। पत्र में धमकी दी गई है कि किसी भी यूनियन द्वारा इस दौरान आंदोलन (एजिटेशन) करने पर उक्त यूनियन को वेरिफिकेशन की प्रक्रिया में शामिल होने से प्रतिबंधित कर दिया जाएगा। मैनेजमेंट द्वारा प्रस्तुत तर्क बेतुका है और देश में प्रचलित श्रम कानूनों का उल्लंघन भी। BSNLEU ने इस निरर्थक पत्र को वापस लेने की मांग करते हुए पत्र लिखा है। एक रजिस्टर्ड ट्रेड यूनियन होने के नाते वैधानिक रूप से आंदोलन करने का BSNLEU को पूर्ण अधिकार है। इस संबंध में BSNLEU द्वारा चीफ लेबर कमिश्नर को भी शिकायत दर्ज की गई है। आवश्यक हुआ तो अपने ट्रेड यूनियन अधिकारों की रक्षा के लिए BSNLEU न्यायालय का सहारा भी लेगी।

04 - Jul - 2019
Decisions of the AUAB meeting held yesterday the 03.07.2019.

A meeting of the AUAB was held yesterday. Com.K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, presided over. General Secretaries / representatives of BSNLEU, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, BSNL MS and ATM attended the meeting. The meeting expressed it’s severe protest over the taking over of the ALTTC and other properties of BSNL, by the DoT. The meeting also discussed about the developments related to the monetisation of BSNL’s vacant lands, towers and fibre. After in-depth discussions, the following decisions are taken unanimously:-

 

  1. To meet the new CMD BSNL and to discuss about revival of BSNL and certain other issues.
  2. To call upon the Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL, to intensify the implementation of the “BSNL At Your Door Steps” movement, with the view to increase BSNL’s revenue collections.
  3. To write letter to the DoT, opposing the taking away of BBNL’s maintenance works from BSNL.
  4. To write reminders to the Hon’ble MoC & IT and to the Secretary, Telecom, for granting meeting to the AUAB.

04 - Jul - 2019
Hindi translation of "Decisions of the AUAB meeting held yesterday the 03.07.2019."

कल दिनांक 03.07.2019 को सम्पन्न AUAB की मीटिंग में लिए गए निर्णय....
AUAB की मीटिंग कल दिनांक 03.07.2019 को सम्पन्न हुई। मीटिंग की अध्यक्षता कॉम के. सेबेस्टियन, GS, SNEA ने की। BSNLEU, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, BSNL MS और ATM के जनरल सेक्रेटरीज मीटिंग में उपस्थित रहे। मीटिंग में, DoT द्वारा ALTTC और BSNL की अन्य प्रॉपर्टीज पर कब्जा किए जाने पर पुरजोर तरीके से रोष व्यक्त किया गया। मीटिंग में BSNL की रिक्त भूमि, टॉवर्स और ऑप्टिकल फाइबर के मुद्रीकरण (मोनेटाइजेशन) में हुई प्रगति पर भी चर्चा की गई। गहन चर्चा पश्चात सर्वानुमति से निम्न निर्णय लिए गए। 


1. BSNL के रिवाइवल और अन्य मुद्दों पर चर्चा के लिए नवागत CMD से मुलाकात की जाए।
2. "BSNL आपके द्वार" अभियान के तीव्रता के साथ क्रियान्वयन हेतु सभी एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज और नॉन  एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज से अनुरोध किया जाए, जिससे कि BSNL के राजस्व में वृद्धि हो सके।
3. BSNL से BBNL का मेंटेनेंस कार्य छीन लेने के विरोध में DoT को पत्र लिखा जाए।
4. माननीय संचार एवं प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्री और सेक्रेटरी, टेलीकॉम को AUAB को मीटिंग देने हेतु स्मरण पत्र दिए जाएं।

04 - Jul - 2019
BSNL provides 8 crore mobile connections in 3 years.

In a question raised in the Lok Sabha on 26th June, 2019, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister  for Communications & IT, has replied that BSNL has provided 8,02,58,007 mobile connections in the financial year 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and upto 31st May, 2019. The question and answer are enclosed.

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04 - Jul - 2019
BSNL has given 15 lakh new mobile connections in June, 2019.

Despite the severe financial crunch being faced by BSNL, and despite not having 4G technology, BSNL continues to increase it’s mobile connections month after month. In June, 2019, BSNL has added 15,21,319 mobile connections. BSNLEU heartily congratulates all the officers and employees for this achievement. Chennai circle deserves special appreciation since it has achieved 249% of it’s target. Similarly, J&K circle has achieved 114% of it’s target. Our hearty congrats to both these circles.

04 - Jul - 2019
Dharnas to be organised on 16.07.2019, at Corporate Office and at all circle head quarters on contract workers' issues - circle secretaries are requested to take the needful action.

As has already been intimated, BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF have decided to organise massive dharnas at the Corporate Office and at all circle head quarters on 16.07.2019, demanding immediate payment of 6 months’ wage arrears to the contract workers and also demanding to stop the retrenchment of contract workers, based on Corporate Office order. All the circle secretaries are requested to organise the dharna effectively at their respective circle head quarters, by making the necessary coordination with the BSNLCCWF.

04 - Jul - 2019
Militant struggles going on in various circles demanding immediate payment of 6 months' wage arrears to contract workers and also to stop their retrenchment.

 

Militant struggles are going on in many circles, demanding immediate payment of 6 months’ wage arrears to the contract workers and also opposing the retrenchment of contract workers, as per the direction of the Corporate Office.

 

  • Indefinite satyagraha was launched from 24th June, 2019, in front of CGM office, Kerala. Since the demands are not settled, the satyagraha has been extended to all SSA head quarters from 01st July, 2019.
  • In Tamil Nadu circle, a 3 day relay hunger strike is organised at all SSA head quarters from 02nd July, 2019.
  • Struggles are continuously going on in Kolkata and West Bengal circles, demanding immediate payment of wage arrears and opposing retrenchment of contract workers. Yesterday, a massive rally was organised in Rajpath, Kolkata, in this connection.

 

The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates both BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF comrades of these circles.

03 - Jul - 2019
Government proposes to implement VRS in BSNL and MTNL and to reduce retirement age from 60 to 58.

The Times of India has reported that, the DoT is moving a Cabinet Note for the implementation of VRS in BSNL and MTNL and also to reduce the retirement age of the employees of these companies, from 60 to 58. Both these steps are being taken to reduce the strength of BSNL employees, so as to reduce the expenditure on payment of salaries. In addition to these, 4G spectrum will also be allotted to BSNL and MTNL. The report says that the government is also looking at monetising BSNL and MTNL’s lands, towers and optical fibre. As per the report, the government does not want to close down BSNL and MTNL, as it would cost the government Rs.1.2 lakh crore.

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03 - Jul - 2019
Hindi translation of "Government proposes to implement VRS in BSNL and MTNL and to reduce retirement age from 60 to 58."

BSNL और MTNL में VRS लागू करने और रिटायरमेंट की उम्र 60 से 58 करने का सरकार का प्रस्ताव...
टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया अखबार ने रिपोर्ट प्रकाशित की है कि DoT द्वारा BSNL और MTNL में VRS लागू करने और रिटायरमेंट की उम्र 60 से 58 करने हेतु एक कैबिनेट नोट प्रस्तुत किया जा रहा है। यह दोनों ही कदम कर्मचारियों की संख्या कम करने के उद्देश्य से उठाए जा रहे हैं, जिससे कि वेतन पर होने वाले खर्च में कटौती की जा सके। इसके साथ ही, BSNL और MTNL को 4G स्पेक्ट्रम भी आवंटित किया जाएगा। रिपोर्ट यह भी कहती है कि सरकार का ध्यान BSNL और MTNL की लैंड्स, ऑप्टिकल फाइबर और टॉवर्स के मुद्रीकरण पर भी है। रिपोर्ट के अनुसार सरकार BSNL और MTNL को बंद नही करना चाहती है, क्योंकि इस पर सरकार को 1.2 लाख खर्च करना पड़ेगा।