A meeting of the BSNL Working Women’s Coordination Committee was held at New Delhi, yesterday the 04.04.2019. The meeting was held at K.G.Bose Bhawan, and was presided over by Com.Bhagyalakshmi, Joint Convenor. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, delivered the inaugural address and briefed on the current status of various issues, including the revival of BSNL, pay revision, pension revision, VRS, etc. Com.Animesh Mitra, President, and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, also addressed the meeting. Com.Indira, Convenor of the Committee, presented the report on activities. Members of the Committee deliberated on the report. Decisions of the meeting are attached.
News has appeared in the media, stating that the DoT will move the Election Commission, for seeking an approval of the Union Cabinet, for the implementation of VRS in BSNL. Opposing this move of the DoT, BSNLEU has issued the following press statement.
INMARSAT, a leading mobile satellite communications service provider, has announced that it's Indian telecom partner, BSNL has acquired an "in-flight and maritime connectivity (IFMC)" licence from the Department of Telecommunications. With this license, BSNL will soon be providing IFMC services to Indian airlines as well as foreign airlines, flying through Indian airspace.
[ Courtesy: Times of India dt. 04-04-2019]
The details of accommodations arranged for the comrades who are coming to participate in the March to Sanchar Bhawan, has been informed to the circle secretaries and central office bearers. They may kindly be contacted for these details. The March to Sanchar Bhawan will start sharp at 11:30 from the Eastern Court.
The BSNL Working Women’s Coordination Committee, which a sub-committee of BSNLEU, is meeting at New Delhi tomorrow. The venue of the meeting is K.G. Bose Bhawan, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi. CHQ has made all arrangements for the meeting.
Tamil Nadu circle union has organised massive dharnas throughout the circle on 01st April, 2019. BSNLEU and Tamil Nadu Telecom Contract Workers Union (TNTCWU) gave call for this programme, demanding immediate payment of wages to the contract workers. Wages have not been paid to the contract workers throughout the country for the past several months.
The PMO has conducted a meeting yesterday, with regards to BSNL and MTNL. Nothing is known about the outcome of the meeting. However, many wonderful messages are being spread through the Whatsapp, by rumour mongers, about the decisions taken in the meeting. These are all nothing but fake news. Our comrades are requested not to believe or spread these rumours..
पीएमओ मीटिंग और झूठी खबरें...
पीएमओ द्वारा BSNL और MTNL को लेकर कल एक मीटिंग आयोजित की गई है। इस मीटिंग में क्या हुआ इस बाबद किसी को कोई जानकारी नही है। फिर भी, अफवाह फैलाने वालों के मीटिंग में लिए गए निर्णयों के सम्बंध में व्हाट्सएप्प पर अनोखे मैसेज प्रसारित हो रहे हैं। यह सब और कुछ नही, महज झूठी खबरें हैं। हमारे साथियों से अनुरोध है कि वें न तो इन पर विश्वास करें और न ही इन अफवाहों को प्रसारित करें।
The Prime Minister’s Office is holding a meeting today, to discuss about the revival of BSNL and MTNL. This news has already come in the media. The CMD BSNL also confirmed this to Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, in the meeting held yesterday. The Digital Communications Commission (DCC), the erstwhile Telecom Commission is already handling the issue of revival of BSNL and MTNL. Under these circumstances, the reason and purpose for holding such a meeting by the PMO is not known. May be, the PMO is not satisfied with the handling of this issue by the DCC and the DoT.
The Management has informed that the next meeting of the National Council would be held in this month. Hence, we have to submit the items within a few days. CHQ requests all the circle secretaries and central office bearers to send the items immediately.
During the discussion with Ms. Samita Luthra, GM(Rectt.), held yesterday, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, insisted upon the following issues also:-
During the discussion, the GM(Rectt.) informed that the ‘off-line’ JE LICE would be conducted as an objective type with OMR (Optical Marker Reader).
In the last meeting of the National Council, BSNLEU demanded that the JE LICE should not be conducted as ‘on-line’ exam and should be conducted as an ‘off-line’ exam. BSNLEU pointed out the poor results of the JE LICE, conducted as an ‘on-line’ exam. The Director (HR), who is the Chairperson of the National Council, accepted the demand of BSNLEU that the JE LICE should be conducted as an ‘off-line’ exam. However, the Recruitment Branch of the Corporate Office was delaying this issue unnecessarily. BSNLEU had taken this to the notice of the Director (HR) several times. As a result of this, BSNLEU was called for discussion yesterday by Ms. Samita Luthra, GM (Rectt.). Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, participated. BSNLEU expressed it’s unhappiness that this issue was being dragged on by the Recruitment Branch. Ultimately, the GM (Rectt.) agreed to conduct the JE LICE as an ‘off-line’ exam.
The SR Branch of the Corporate Office has issued a direction on 26.03.2019, to the CGM’s, to implement “no work no pay” on those officials who participate in the March to Sanchar Bhawan, to be held on 05.04.2019. There is no rule in BSNL, for imposing wage cut for participating in a rally. The matter was discussed with the CMD BSNL and the Director (HR) in the meeting held by the AUAB, on 28.03.2019. In fact, the Director (HR) informed the AUAB representatives that the letter has been issued without her knowledge. The CMD BSNL and the Director (HR) have assured to look into the matter. Hence, CHQ wishes to inform all the comrades that, pay cut would not be done for participation in the March to Sanchar Bhawan.
05.04.2019 को होने वाले मार्च टू संचार भवन में शामिल होने वाले साथियों की वेतन कटौती नही की जा सकती है...
बीएसएनएल कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस के एस आर ब्रांच द्वारा 26.03.2019 को सभी CGMs को मार्च टू संचार भवन में शामिल होने वाले कर्मचारियों पर " नो वर्क नो पे " लागू करने के निर्देश जारी किए गए हैं। रैलीज में शामिल होने पर वेतन कटौती करने का BSNL में कोई नियम नही है। 28.03.2019 को CMD BSNL और डायरेक्टर (HR) के साथ सम्पन्न AUAB की मीटिंग में इस संबंध में चर्चा की गई थी। डायरेक्टर (HR) ने AUAB के प्रतिनिधियों को बताया कि पत्र उनके संज्ञान में लाए बगैर जारी किया गया है। CMD BSNL और डायरेक्टर (HR) ने आश्वस्त किया है कि इस प्रकरण का संज्ञान लिया जाएगा। अतः, CHQ द्वारा सभी साथियों को सूचित किया जाता है कि मार्च टू संचार भवन में सम्मिलित होने पर कोई वेतन कटौती नही होगी।
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met the CMD BSNL today, and severely opposed the SR Branch's letter, which directs the CGM’s not to sanction leave for participating in the March to Sanchar Bhawan. He also explained that 'wage cut' cannot be imposed for participating in the March to Sanchar Bhawan. The General Secretary requested the CMD BSNL to intervene in the matter. He assured that needful action would be taken.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met the CMD BSNL today, and discussed about the serious condition of the contract workers, due to non-payment of salary for the past many months. The CMD BSNL responded positively and informed that, funds are already released by the Corporate Office, for payment of wages of contract workers. Circle secretaries are requested to discuss the matter with their circle administration and to give the feedback to the CHQ on the matter.
As has already been informed, the AUAB is organising a massive March to Sanchar Bhawan on 05.04.2019. BSNLEU as well as the other constituents of the AUAB are taking maximum efforts to make the rally successful. CHQ is requesting all the circle unions to try their best to make the March to Sanchar Bhawan a historic success by bringing maximum number of comrades.
मार्च टू संचार भवन को जबरदस्त रूप से सफल बनावें...
जैसा कि पूर्व में सूचित किया जा चुका है, AUAB द्वारा 05.04.2019 को भव्य पैमाने पर मार्च टू संचार भवन आयोजित किया जा रहा है। इस रैली की सफलता के लिए BSNLEU और साथ ही AUAB के सभी घटक ज्यादा से ज्यादा प्रयास कर रहे हैं। CHQ का सभी सर्किल यूनियन्स से अनुरोध है कि वें मार्च टू संचार भवन की ऐतिहासिक सफलता के लिए भरसक प्रयास करें और अधिक से अधिक संख्या में अपने साथियों को लेकर आवें।
The New Indian Express dated 28-03-2018, has reported that, the Union Finance Ministry is not convinced to allot 4G spectrum to BSNL. According to the paper, the estimated cost of the spectrum is Rs 13,885 crore. In it's proposal submitted to the government, the BSNL Management had stated that, out of this amount, BSNL will pay 50 per cent in 10 equal instalments, and the remaining 50% to be adjusted through capital infusion by the government. It means the government will increase it's share capital in BSNL to the tune of Rs.6942.5 crore. Practically, the government need not spend even a naya paisa from it's pocket on account of this. When this being the case, why the Finance Ministry is not in favour of allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. It may also be recollected that, earlier, the Niti Aayog had also opposed allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. Have the Niti Aayog and the Finance Ministry forgotten the fact that, BSNL is the government's own company? The picture is very clear now. The government does not want BSNL to get revived and emerge as a strong competitor to Reliance Jio.