A group of comrades came to participate in the AIBDPA rally at Delhi, which was to be held on 12.03.2020. They went to Agra for sight seeing. Among them a 75 year old comrade, by name N.M. Ganesan, went missing. This happened at Agra on 11.03.2020. The CHQ of BSNLEU was informed about this only on 15.03.2020. CHQ immediately contacted the UP (West) comrades for tracing out the missing comrade. On 16.03.2020, it was informed by the local people that, the missing comrade is in a village near Haathras, which comes under Aligarh district. Immediately CHQ directed Com.S.P.Singh, Vice President (CHQ), BSNLEU, as well as Com.Nabi Ahmed, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Aligarh, to bring the comrade to Delhi. Com.Bhoob Singh of Haathras went to the spot and took custody of the comrade. Thereafter, he was taken to Aligarh and from there he was brought to Delhi by Com.Durgesh Kumar, Assistant District Secretary, BSNLEU, Aligarh. Com.N.M. Ganesan is in good health, but seems exhausted and stressed. Arrangements are being made by AIBDPA, Vellore, to take him back to Vellore. CHQ heartily congratulates Com.S.P.Singh, Vice President (CHQ), Com.Nabi Ahmed, District Secretary, Aligarh, Com.Bhoob Singh of Haathras and Com.Durgesh Kumar, Assistant District Secretary, Aligarh for acting swiftly and rescuing Com. N.M. Ganesan.
As has already been informed, the CHQ of BSNLEU is organising a seminar on the Centenary of Great October Revolution at New Delhi on 23-10-2017. Comrades from UP(West), Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, UP(East), Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, NTR circle, Corporate Office and ALTTC, Gazhiabad are participating in this seminar. Com. Balbir Singh, President, will be presiding over and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. General Secretary, will welcoming. Com. Tapan Sen, MP & General Secretary, CITU and com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary are addressing the seminar. Com. R.S.Chauhan, Vice-president(CHQ) & circle secretary, NTR circle will be proposing vote of thanks. Garhwlal Bhawan, near Jandewalan metro station is the venue. The CHQ is making elaborate arrangements for the success of this seminar.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri M. Murali Mohan, Rajamahendravaram
Six leaders, who were suspended, charge-sheeted and transferred to far off places in Kerala circle, by the corrupt and arrogant M.S.S.Rao, at the time of the Kerala struggle, are honoured by com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, in the convention held at Tiruvanantapuram today. Despite severe victimisations, these comrades remained in the fore front and led the struggle.
As it has been already announced, Vodafone, India’s second biggest telecom company and Idea India’s third biggest mobile company are getting merged. According to the information given by Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, DoT, the Idea – Vodafone merger is in the final stages of approval. After merger, the merged entity will become the biggest telecom company of India with 42% customer market share (410 million customers) and with 37% of revenue market share.
The two day Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, came to a successful conclusion today. All the Circle Secretaries and Central Office Bearers deliberated on the report on activities submitted by the General Secretary. At the end of the meeting today, Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS, summed up the discussions. In this meeting it is decided to participate in the two day general strike, scheduled to be held on 08th & 9th January, 2019. The meeting also decided to organise all the calls of AUAB successfully, including the strike call, if any. The detailed note on the decisions taken will be uploaded on the website tomorrow.
In the meeting held with Hon’ble MoS(C) on 03.12.2018, the AUAB was assured that an Institutional Mechanism would be put in place to monitor the implementation of the decisions taken. Accordingly, the AUAB was informed late in the evening yesterday that, a meeting would be held today. Since, the General Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE and AIBSNLEA are out of Delhi, the AUAB has requested the DoT to hold the meeting next week. Accordingly, the first meeting of the Institutional Mechanism is expected to be held next week.
BSNLEU और NFTE की मान्यता 18.05.2019 को समाप्त होगी- 8वां सदस्यता सत्यापन शीघ्र कराने हेतु प्रयास जारी...
नॉन एग्जीक्यूटिव यूनियन्स को मान्यता प्रदत्त करने हेतु 7वां सदस्यता सत्यापन 10.05.2016 को हुआ था। सदस्यता सत्यापन के परिणामों के आधार पर 19.05.2016 से 3 वर्षों के लिए कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस के पत्र क्रमांक BSNL letter no.5-1/SR/2015/Vol.II(i) dated 19.05.2016 द्वारा BSNLEU को प्रथम मान्यता प्राप्त प्रतिनिधि यूनियन की और NFTE को द्वितीय मान्यता प्राप्त प्रतिनिधि यूनियन की मान्यता प्राप्त हुई थी। इस आदेश अनुसार BSNLEU और NFTE की मान्यता 18 मई, 2019 को समाप्त हो जाएगी। पार्लियामेंट इलेक्शन के चलते 8वें सदस्यता सत्यापन हेतु प्रक्रिया अभी तक शुरू नही हुई है। इसी दौरान BSNL मैनेजमेंट की यह मंशा भी जाहिर हुई है कि 8वें सदस्यता सत्यापन को 6 माह के लिए पोस्टपोन किया जाए। किन्तु BSNLEU और NFTE ने इसका पुरजोर तरीके से विरोध किया है।8वां सदस्यता सत्यापन कराने हेतु गंभीरता के साथ प्रयास किए जा रहे हैं।
CHQ द्वारा बेहद दुःख के साथ सूचित किया जा रहा है कि कॉम नागरची, डिस्ट्रिक्ट सेक्रेटरी, BSNLEU, रायपुर, छत्तीसगढ़ सर्किल का का दिनांक 02.08.2019 को निधन हो गया। पुणे एक्सटेंडेड सीईसी मीटिंग के दौरान उन्हें हृदयघात हुआ था और उन्हें पुणे में ही लोकमान्य हॉस्पिटल में भर्ती कराया गया था। डॉक्टर्स द्वारा पूर्ण कोशिशों के बावजूद उन्हें बचाया नही जा सका। कॉम एन के नलावाड़े, CS, महाराष्ट्र और CHQ VP और उनकी टीम ने कॉम नागरची के इलाज़ हेतु हर संभव सहयोग किया। CHQ दिवंगत कॉमरेड को आदर सहित श्रद्धान्जलि अर्पित करता है और साथ ही उनके परिजनों के प्रति दिल से संवेदना भी व्यक्त करता है।
Com.K.C. Panwar, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Himachal Pradesh, retired from service, on superannuation, on 30.09.2019. He is one of the founding leaders of BSNLEU in Himachal Pradesh. He had been holding the post of District Secretary, Shimla, for long years. The CHQ derecognised the erstwhile circle secretary two years ago, for anti-union activities. In the next circle conference, Com.K.C. Panwar, was elected unanimously as the Circle Secretary. Ever since then, he has been working tirelessly to strengthen BSNLEU. Due to the team work ensured by Com.K.C. Panwar, all the weaknesses witnessed in the functioning of the Himachal Pradesh circle union, have been removed and BSNLEU is in a strong position in Himachal Pradesh today. The CHQ heartily congratulates Com.K.C. Panwar, on his superannuation and wishes a long healthy and peaceful retired life.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL today and discussed the following issues.
Payment of November salary
The Union representatives demanded that the salary for the month of November, 2019, should be disbursed without further delay. In reply to this, the CMD BSNL stated that, BSNL is still facing acute cash crunch. In reply to the question raised by the representatives, the CMD BSNL replied that, the expected bank loans have not yet come. However, he assured that, November, 2019, salary would be disbursed before 31.12.2019. The Union representatives urged upon the CMD BSNL to disburse the salary at least before Christmas, which is an important festival across the country. But, the CMD BSNL replied that it is not possible in view of the acute scarcity of funds.
Remittance of deductions made from employees’ salary.
The Union representatives pointed out that the deductions made from salaries of employees, on account of GPF, society and bank loan dues, etc., have not been remitted to the concerned organisations for the past so many months. Similarly, it was also pointed out that Union subscription quota amount, deducted from employees’ salaries, has not been paid to the Union, as a result of which day to day functioning of the Union is becoming difficult. They urged upon the CMD BSNL to ensure the early remittance of these deductions. The CMD BSNL assured to do the needful at the earliest.
Retired SC judge Kurian Joseph said on Tuesday former CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s decision to accept his nomination to the Rajya Sabha from the government has “certainly shaken the confidence of the common man on the independence of the judiciary”. Justice Joseph was one of the four judges, including Gogoi, who had in January 2018 gone public with their disenchantment over the manner sensitive political matters were assigned during CJI Dipak Mishra’s tenure.
[ Courtesy :Economic Times dt. 18-03-2020]
In the Revival Package for BSNL and MTNL, announced by the government on 23.10.2019, it is mentioned that monetisation of assets will be done, to meet the expenditures for network expansion, repayment of debt, operational fund requirements, etc. We understood that monetisation of assets means it will be limited to BSNL’s surplus lands. However, in the meeting held in the PMO on 03rd July, 2020, under the chairmanship of the Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister, serious discussions have taken place regarding the monetisation of BSNL’s towers and fibres. The meeting has decided that within 3 months, the DoT should come up with various options to monetise BSNL’s tower and fibre assets.
This is a very dangerous move by the government. At a time when Reliance Jio is moving aggressively to monopolise the telecom sector, the government may be thinking to hand over BSNL’s towers and fibres to Mukesh Ambani, in the name of monetising BSNL’s land and assets.
The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU, held on line on 20.07.2020, has called upon the CHQ of BSNLEU to take up the issue seriously through the platform of AUAB, so as to stop BSNL’s towers and fibres being snatched away.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri V.K. Singh, Ghaziabad.
A largely attended convention is organised at Ernakulam today, which is addressed by the General Secretary. Comrades from nearby SSAs like Aleppey, Kottayam, Palakkad and Malappuram also attended this convention. Com.A.V.Kuriakose, circle president, presided over the convention. Com.P.S.Peethambaran, district president, Ernakulam, welcomed everyone. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the convention. In his speech, the General Secretary, spoke in detail, about the international and national developments and on the decisions taken in the 8th All India Conference of BSNLEU. Com.M.Vijayakumar, Organising Secretary(CHQ) translated the General Secretary's speech into Malayalam. Com.S.Pratap Kumar, AGS, com.N.Guruprasad, CS, AIBDPA and Com.V.Bhagyalakshmi, Convenor, Kerala circle Mahila Committee, addressed the convention. Com.K.V.Premkumar, district secretary, Ernakulam, thanked everyone. CHQ heartily congratulates the Kerala circle union and Ernakulam district union for organising a very effective convention.
Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, DoT, has informed that, India wants to take a lead position in introducing the 5G technology. She told media persons that a high level committee on 5G, which includes global experts, industry experts, IITs and IISC is already on the job, and that it has covered considerable ground. The committee would also look into the spectrum policy, pilot programme, etc. said the Secretary, DoT.
[Source: The Hindu dated 28.03.2018]
अक्टूबर 2018 में केवल जिओ और बीएसएनएल ने अपनी ग्राहक संख्या में वृद्धि की..
यह बेहद उत्साहवर्धक खबर है कि अक्टूबर 2018 में अपनी ग्राहक संख्या में रिलायंस जियो के अलावा अगर किसी कंपनी ने वृद्धि की है तो वह कंपनी बीएसएनएल है।भारतीय दूरसंचार क्षेत्र की अन्य सभी कंपनियों ने अपने ग्राहकों को खोया है। ट्राई की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार अक्टूबर 2018 में केवल जिओ और बीएसएनएल ने ही अपनी ग्राहक संख्या में वृद्धि की है। जिओ ने 1 करोड़ ग्राहक जोड़े हैं, वहीं बीएसएनएल ने 3.66 लाख ग्राहक बढ़ाएं हैं। हालांकि, रिलायंस जिओ द्वारा जोड़ी गई ग्राहक संख्या की तुलना में बीएसएनएल द्वारा जोड़ी गई ग्राहकों की संख्या कम जरूर प्रतीत होती है, किन्तु बीएसएनएल का परफॉरमेंस एक बड़ी उपलब्धि है, विशेष रूप से वोडाफोन के परफॉरमेंस की तुलना में जिसने अपने 73.61 लाख ग्राहकों को खोया है। एयरटेल ने 18.64 लाख ग्राहक, टाटा टेली सर्विसेस ने 9.25 लाख ग्राहक, एमटीएनएल ने 8068 और आर कॉम ने 3831 ग्राहकों को खोया है। इन सभी कंपनियों ने कुल 1.01 करोड़ की बड़ी संख्या में अपने ग्राहकों को खोया है।
[ स्त्रोत: टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया दिनांक 02-01-2019 ]
Com.Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU, has written to Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble MoS(C), drawing his attention to the issue of non-payment of salary to BSNL employees. He has urged upon the need for government support, for BSNL to tide over it's financial difficulties, including permitting the Company to avail bank loans for it's operational expenditures. BSNLEU heartily thanks CITU, for it's support to BSNL employees, at this critical juncture.