The All India Centre of BSNLEU has taken decision to organise Lunch Hour Demonstrations throughout the country on 21.05.2020, in front of BSNL offices. Since, this is the lock-down period, the demonstration should be organised by maintaining social distance. Placards must be displayed during the demonstration, to highlight our demands.
The All India Centre has decided that the Lunch Hour Demonstrations with social distance should be organised at the Corporate Office, Circle and District levels. All the circle and district unions are requested to take all out efforts to successfully organise this agitational programme.
Lock-down and various other restrictions for movement, like prohibition under section 144, are still in vogue in most of the circles. This condition is continuing from 25.03.2020. Considering the requirement to hold various meetings of our Organisation, the CHQ has already taken the software for holding online meetings.
Utilising this software, the CHQ can provide digital platforms to all the circle unions, for holding their Circle Executive Committee Meetings. The CHQ wishes to advises that, it is not appropriate to hold Executive Committee meetings physically at this juncture, since it will unnecessarily expose our comrades to infection.
Hence, all the Circle Unions are requested to organise their Circle Executive Committee meetings online, by taking the digital platform from the CHQ. The General Secretary / CHQ office bearers can also attend these meetings, for which dates may be taken from the General Secretary.
CHQ is greatly pleased to know that com.C.K.Gundanna, circle secretary, BSNLEU, Karnataka, is awarded with the "Rajyotsava Award", by the government of Karnataka. Apart from being in the fore-front of the trade union movement, com.C.K.Gundanna has also been a stage artiste for long, taking progressive ideas to the mass of the people. The government of Karnataka has conferred this award to com.C.K.Gundanna, in recognition of his contributions to the society, as a stage artiste. CHQ heartily congratulates com.C.K.Gundanna.
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. John Verghese, AGS met Ms. Madhu Arora, PGM (Estt.), BSNL CO., on yesterday, the 30.01.2017 and demanded that the DoP&T has issued orders to grant Child Adoption Leave on the lines of Maternity Leave admissible to natural mothers in 2006. In 2009, the DoP&T has enhanced the Child Adoption Leave from 135 days to 180 on the lines of Maternity Leave. It is informed that the BSNL C.O. has not endorsed the orders of the DoP&T issued in 2006 and 2009. Since, BSNL is following the Leave Rules of the Government of India, the Union representatives demanded that the Child Adoption Leave should be endorsed by the BSNL C.O., so that eligible women employee can avail the same. The PGM (Estt.), assured to look into the matter.
The 36th meeting of the National Council is being held on 12-06-2018. As a prelude to this, a meeting of the Staff Side is taking place on 11-06-2018. The meeting will start at 15:00 hrs and the venue is Dada Ghosh Bhawan. Staff Side members are requested to attend the meeting without fail.
Dr.Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi, the 5 time chief minister of Tamil Nadu, passed away on 07.08.2018, at the age of 94. He was one of the doyens of Indian politics for the past so many decades, Dr.Kalaignar, was a person with very deep knowledge in Tamil literature and a warrior who fought for social justice. He will ever be remembered for his contribution in various fields. BSNLEU pays it’s homage and richest tributes to Dr.Kalaignar. It conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to the family of the departed leader.
The meeting of the Committee for Periodic Review (Institutional Mechanism), will be held at Sanchar Bhawan, at 04:00 pm tomorrow. The representatives of the AUAB, officers of the DoT and the Director (HR) from BSNL will participate in this meeting. It will review the implementations of the assurances given to the AUAB, by Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications (IC), in the meeting held on 03.12.2018.
BSNLEU की कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस सर्किल यूनियन भंग- अनुशासन उल्लंघन के परिप्रेक्ष्य में ऑल इंडिया सेन्टर का निर्णय...
BSNLEU की कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस सर्किल यूनियन के सभी सर्किल पदाधिकारी 18.02.2019 से हुई तीन दिवसीय हड़ताल में शामिल नही हुए। 8 और 9 जनवरी 2019 की दो दिवसीय हड़ताल में भी उन्होंने शिरकत नही की। ये हायर बॉडीज के निर्णयों का गंभीर उल्लंघन है। इस मुद्दे पर आज 15.03.2019 को सम्पन्न BSNLEU के ऑल इंडिया सेन्टर की मीटिंग में विस्तृत चर्चा हुई। अंत में,ऑल इंडिया सेन्टर ने BSNLEU की कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस सर्किल यूनियन को भंग करने का निर्णय लिया। साथ ही, मीटिंग ने सर्किल यूनियन पुनर्गठित करने के लिए महासचिव को अधिकृत किया।
In the Exploratory Meeting held yesterday, in connection with the 8th Membership Verification, the Management has given a tentative time table. According to this the Membership Verification is to be completed by mid September. Hence, as per our practice, the CHQ intends to hold an Extended Central Executive Committee Meeting. Apart from the Central Office bearers and Circle Secretaries, the District Secretaries will also be participating in this Extended CEC meeting. Any circle union which is willing to host this Extended CEC meeting may kindly intimate the same to the CHQ immediately. Final decision, in respect of the dates and venue will be finalised by the All India Centre.
After winning in the Membership Verification for the record 7th time in a row, the BSNLEU started it's two day CEC meeting in the ALTTC, at Ghaziabad. Com. P.Asokababu, CS, AP circle and one of the senior most leaders of the movement, hoisted the Union's Red Flag, amidst thundering slogans. Thereafter, the CEC meeting started. Com. Animesh Mitra, President, is presiding over the meeting. Com. Upendar Singh Teotia, CS, UP(West) circle, welcomed everyone on behalf of the Reception Committee. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, welcomed all the CEC members, on behalf of the CHQ. Com.A.K.Padmanabhan, Vice-President, CITU, delivered the welcome address. The meeting will be discussing about the ways and means to lift BSNL out from the financial crisis, joining the working class to fight against the measures being taken by the government, to destroy the Public Sector, etc. will be discussed prominently in the meeting.
By enacting the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) the ruling BJP has made an assault on the secular character of our Constitution. Why the CAA is enacted? After enacting the CAA, in which direction the government will proceed and what is it’s ultimate goal? Today’s meeting of the Union Cabinet has decided to create the NPR (National Population Register). The next step is creating NRC (National Register of Citizens). All these steps are nothing but to implement the agenda of the RSS to create the “Hindu Rashtra”. This article for the Tele-crusader January, 2020 explains.
Telangana Circle has distributed food materials worth Rs.1,87,000/- to 132 casual & contract workers so far, working in Hyderabad, Sangareddy, Adilabad, Khammam, Mehaboobnagar, Nizamabad and Nalgonda districts. Food materials were distributed today in Nizamabad and Nalgonda districts today, as per the following details :-
Nizamabad : Food materials worth Rs.1500- were distributed to each of the 15 contract workers working in Nizamabad SSA. Com.E.V.L.Narayana District Secretary, Com.Rambabu District President and many other leaders participated in this programme.
Nalgonda: Food materials worth Rs.1500- were distributed to each of the 11 contract workers working in Nalgonda SSA. Com.T.Veera Reddy, CITU, Telangana state secretary, Com.B.Paripurnachry, District Secretary, BSNLEU and other district leaders participated in this programme.
BSNL is in a deep financial crisis. It is even unable to pay salary / medical facilities to employees. At this juncture austerity measures need to be strictly implemented. However, often we are coming across news of extravagance, being indulged in by the top officers. Now, we have come across a complaint, written to the CVC (Chief Vigilance Commissioner), on the extravagance of the CVO (Chief Vigilance Officer) BSNL, as given hereunder:-
Facility equivalent To
Leased vehicles (CRs)
|Availing petrol and drivers expenses||
Directors of BSNL Board
|(2)||Mobile Handset (Two)||
(1) Rs.88,000/ on 09.06.2018 against his entitlement.
(2) One more handset taken without entitlement.
Directors of BSNL Board
|(3)||Sofa cum Bed at his Residence||Cost Rs.43,799/ - Date 27.07.2019||Directors of BSNL Board|
|(4)||Double Bed at his Residence||Cost Rs.43,158/ - Date 27.07.2019||
Directors of BSNL Board
|(5)||2 Air conditioners at Residence||Approx. Rs.1 lakh (taken from the inventory of BSNL electrical wing)||Directors of BSNL Board|
|(6)||One (01) i-pad||Cost Rs.1 .59 lakh on 22.07.2019||
Directors of BSNL Board
|(7)||One (01) laptop||Cost Rs.1.11 lakh on 26.08.2019||
Directors of BSNL Board
|(8)||Membership of India Habitat Centre (IHC) for himself and his wife.||For Rs.23,500/- on 25.08.2019||
Directors of BSNL Board
News keep pouring in from each and every circle that the two day strike is a total success. The entire Executives and Non-Executives throughout the country are expressing their anger vehemently against the government, for denying the 3rd Pay Revision and deciding to form the Subsidiary Tower Company, by totally participating in the strike. CHQ is also receiving lots of photographs of the strike, from each and every district. CHQ assures that the photographs would be published appropriately.
A special CBI court in Ahmedabad has convicted a former senior BSNL official for possession of disproportionate assets (DA) and sentenced him three-year imprisonment besides slapping a fine of Rs 27 lakh. Kiran Premchand Patel, former assistant general manager, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), in Gujarat's Bhavnagar has been convicted for DA to the tune of 29.84 lakh, which was 148 per cent of his income during the check period of January 1997 to January 2004, CBI officials said here today.
The Ernakulam Convention of the Central Public Sector Trade Unions held on 08-04-2018, has drawn the road-map for struggles against privatisation and on the wage revision issue. Following are the views of the Convention.
After getting the clearance of the DPE, the DoT has to prepare the Cabinet Note, for getting the Cabinet's approval, for the Wage Revision of BSNL employees. This issue was discussed by BSNLEU, with the DoT, on 31-05-2018. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice-President (CHQ) met Shri Pawan Gupta, Director (PSU-1) and enquired about the status of the Wage Revision. The Director (PSU-1) replied that the DoT is working on the preparation of the Cabinet Note. The Union requested the Director (PSU-1) to expedite the same.
BSNLEU is mobilising around 3,500 comrades from various circles, for the Mazdoor Kisan Sangarsh Rally, to be organised at New Delhi on 05th September, 2018. Quota has already been allotted to various circles, vide CHQ circular no.12 date 31.05.2018. CHQ is also arranging accommodation for the comrades coming from far away circles. Due to non-availability of accommodation, CHQ has been able to book accommodation only for 840 comrades. CHQ has already requested the circle secretaries to inform about the number of comrades coming from their respective circles, to participate in the rally. But, only very few circle secretaries have so far given the figure. CHQ wishes to inform that the accommodation would be provided on the basis of “first-come, first-served” basis. The figures so far given by various circle secretaries are as follows:-
Tamil Nadu - 300
Madhya Pradesh - 194
Kerala - 65
West Bengal - 55
Kolkata Telephones – 50
The AUAB had called upon the unions and associations to organise press meets throughout the country yesterday the 29-10-2018, to explain about the non-implementation of the assurances given by the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications. The AUAB had also circulated a press release, to be issued to the media, exposing the road-blocks being created by the DoT, in the settlement of wage revision and other issues. As per this call, press meets are organised in many parts of the country. CHQ heartily congratulates the circle and district unions which have taken efforts to organise the press meets. Here are some of the views of the press meets.