Today’s Economic Times newspaper has reported that, the deployment costs in telecommunications is to increase by 15% to 20% in the absence of Huawei and ZTE, which will ultimately hurt the customers. The ET has reported that Huawei and ZTE have been offering the lowest rates for telecom equipments. Now that the government has decided to avoid Huawei and ZTE, both of which are Chinese companies, the Indian Telecom Companies will become dependent on European vendors, viz., Ericsson and Nokia, besides South Korea’s Samsung. The ET has also cautioned that the 15% to 20% increase in deployment costs will ultimately heart the customers.
[Courtesy: Economic Times - 29.07.2020]
We have already announced that com.C.K.Gundanna, circle secretary, BSNLEU, Karnataka circle, has been conferred with the "Rajyotsava" award, by the government of Karnataka. The award giving ceremony took place at Bengaluru yesterday, and shri Siddaramaiah, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, handed over the citation, cash award and the gold coin. The Hon'ble Chief Minister also honoured com.C.K.Gundanna in the traditional way. It is really a great honour for com.C.K.Gundanna. BSNLEU, and it's entire members and leaders feel proud of com.C.K.Gundanna.
All India State Government Employees Federation organised a condolence meeting at Delhi on 12.12.2017 to pay respectful homage to com Sukomal Sen in Delhi Parsi Anjuman Hall. The meeting was presided over by com.Subhash Lamba, AGS, AISGEF. At the beginning a resolution proposed by com Srikumar, SG, AISGEF. There after com.A.K.Padmanabhan, Vice-President, CITU, recollected the memories with com.Sukomal Sen followed by com.K.K.N.Kutty, Confederation of Central Government Employees, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, com.Giriraj Singh, President,NFPE, com.R.N.Parasar, SG,NFPE and other leaders from AISGEF from different states. The condolence resolution adopted with a strong determination that all unions of state, central and PSUs will carry the messages of com.Sukomal Sen to protect the interests of the working class of the country.
Chennai circle union of BSNLEU organised a very effective Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting today. The meeting, presided over by Com. E. Natarajan, Circle President, was held in the YMCA auditorium. Com. M. Kanniappan, Circle Secretary, delivered the introductory speech. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, addressed this Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting. In his speech, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, gave a detailed account of the issues such as Wage Revision, Subsidiary Tower Company, Revival of BSNL, Settlement of the long pending issues of the Non-Executives, AUAB’s decision to launch the “BSNL at your door step” movement, etc. The audience gave a patient hearing to the speech of the General Secretary. The meeting is continuing after the lunch break.
The 37th meeting of the National council has become due long before, and there is inordinate delay in holding the same. BSNLEU has already written to the Director(HR), expressing it’s unhappiness over the delay in holding the National Council meeting. The SR Branch of the Corporate Office has informed the General Secretary, BSNLEU today that, the meeting is proposed to be held on 20-11-2018. We hope that at least the meeting will be held this time, without any postponement.
Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Ms. Smitha Choudhary, GM(EF), yesterday and discussed about the delay in holding the JAO LICE, and also about the delay in the implementation of the amendments sought by BSNLEU, to the JAO Recruitment Rules. The General Secretary strongly urged upon GM(EF) to hold the JAO LICE at the earliest with the amended JAO RR. The GM(EF) replied that the amendments for JAO RR are being sent for the approval of the BSNL Board, which are expected to be considered in the next Board meeting. She also assured that the JAO LICE would be held soon thereafter.
General Secretary, Com.P.Abhimanyu’s reply to the RSS’s mouth-piece.
In it’s July, 16, 2019 issue, Organiser, the mouth-piece of the RSS, has published an article, which has demanded that BSNL and MTNL should be privatised / shut down immediately. This article has exposed the true colour of the RSS, with regards to it’s attitude towards the Public Sector in general and BSNL & MTNL in particular. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, has written an article, giving a fitting reply to the RSS’s mouth-piece. This article has been published in the “People’s Democracy” and also in the “NewsClick”. We reproduce the article herewith.
Lunch hour demonstrations and gate meetings were organised today, as per the call of the CHQ, to mobilise the employees for participating in the 08th January General Strike. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, addressed the gate meeting held at Pondicherry today.
Once again BSNL has made the achievement and this time, it is in Ahmedabad city. Demand came from the Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, for providing 15 FTTH connections. This is a new building, with 1,200 beds, which has been made ready to treat the Corona Virus patients. Immediately after receiving the demand, team BSNL, Ahmedabad East, swung into action and completed the provisioning of all the 15 FTTH connections within 8 hours. The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates all the officers and employees of Ahmedabad East who are involved in this achievement.
The AUAB leaders of Salem district, Tamil Nadu circle, met Shri A.K.P. Chinnraj, Lok Sabha member of Namakkal Parliamentary Constituency and submitted the memorandum. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the AUAB of Salem district.
The circle conference of BSNLEU, UP(East) circle, going on in Jaunpur, felicitated com.K.R.Yadav, Vice-President(CHQ), who retired from BSNL service, on superannuation, on 30-09-2017. Senior leaders, including com.R.K.Mishra, circle secretary and com.D.N.Tripati, circle president, praised the services rendered to the Union, by com.K.R.Yadav,VP(CHQ). Speaking on the occasion, com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, vividly recollected the contributions of com.K.R.Yadav,VP(CHQ), right from the Lucknow All India Conference, held in 2003. He also cited a few occasions, on which com.K.R.Yadav,VP(CHQ), rose to the occasion, to defend the Organisation.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, Ms. Poonamben Maadam, Jamnagar.
The Director (HR) had invited General Secretaries of BSNLEU and NFTE for a discussion today, in connection with the call given for Sathyagraha and indefinite Work According to Rule. Accordingly, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, and Com. Rajamouli, Treasurer, NFTE, attended the meeting. The Director (HR) appealed to the representatives not to do anything that would further deteriorate the already strained financial condition of the Company. Com.P.Abhimnayu, GS, told the Director (HR) that the employees are in a do or die situation, in view of formation of Subsidiary Tower Company and denial of wage revision to the employees. The Unions and Associations of BSNL are left with no other option, but to go ahead with the Sathyagraha and Work According to Rule struggles, as has already been announced, told the GS, BSNLEU. The Director (HR) informed that a similar meeting would be held with the Executive Associations on Monday.
BSNLEU conveys it’s best wishes and warm greetings to all, on the occasion of Vaisakhi / Vishu /Tamil New Year / Mesadi / Vaisakhadi / Bahag Bihu. May the new year bring peace and prosperity to all the people.
BSNLEU conveys it’s best wishes and warm greetings to all, on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day of India. This is a great moment for all Indians. On this occasion, let us not forget that freedom was achieved by our forefathers, only through their unity and single minded ness to achieve freedom. They set aside their differences that arose from their religion, language, region, etc. However, today, these are the factors that divide we Indians, and retard our progress. On this occasion, let us recollect the sacrifices made by our forefathers for achieving freedom, and rededicate ourselves to the task of nation building.
Com.Irfan Pasha, Assistant Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Karnataka circle, has donated Rs.40,000/-, which is his one month's take home salary, as his contribution for the 9th All India Conference of BSNLEU, to be held at Mysuru, from 17th to 20th December, 2018. The cheque for Rs.40,000/- was handed over to Com.J.V.Keshav, Treasurer of the 9th AIC Reception Committee today, in the presence of Com.C.K.Gundanna, circle secretary, Karnataka. CHQ heartily congratulates Com.Irfan Pasha, and hope that his generous contribution will set a good example for other comrades also to follow.
A meeting of the Committee for Periodic Interaction (Institutional Mechanism) was held on 10.01.2019. Details of the meeting are mentioned in the AUAB circular, which is also uploaded on CHQ website. Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convenor, Com. Chandeshwar Singh, GS, NFTE & Chairman, Com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA and Com.Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, represented the AUAB. Shri R.K. Khandelwal, Joint Secretary (Admn.) and Shri S.K. Jain, DDG (Estt.), attended from the DoT side. Overall, it is a useless meeting. The DoT officers were not able to give any useful information with regards to the implementation of the assurances given by the Hon’ble Minister, in the meeting held on 03.12.2018. Further, they are having totally a negative attitude towards the demands of the AUAB. The meeting ended without any fruitful outcome. It may be recollected that the AUAB strongly demanded that this Committee should be presided over by the Additional Secretary, which was not accepted by the DoT.