Each and every conference of BSNLEU turns out to be a milestone. However, the 8th All India Conference held at Chennai will be considered as the best conference. It is because of the quality of the debate conducted by the delegates, and the involvement with which the delegates and observers participated in the conference. The house remained jam-packed till the last minute of the last day of the conference.
Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, NE I Circle, was held on 10th July, at Shillong. It was presided over by com D.A.Shylla, Circle President. Com Shivjee Roy,CS,NE I Circle, initiated the discussions. Com Gopal Das, CS, AIBDPA also addressed the meeting. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS attended the meeting and explained in detail about the background in which the AUAB has taken decision for agitational programme, for the implementation of the assurances given by the Hon’ble MoS(C).He also explained about the decision of the AUAB, to launch the movement called “BSNL AT YOUR DOORSTEPS” for gearing up the sales and marketing activities of BSNL, with a view to boost the cash flow of the Company. The meeting discussed in detail and decided to participate in the “Worker-Kisan Sangarsh Rally, to be held at New Delhi on 5th September 2018 and also in the young workers convention to be held at Bhopal on 9th September 2018.
A few months back, BSNL Corporate Office has issued letter to All the CGMs, directing to retrench 30% of the contract workers, in the name of reducing the expenditure of the Company. Since then, BSNLEU is seriously taking up the issue with the CMD BSNL and the Director (HR) for the reengagement of the retrenched contract workers. BSNLEU has suggested that these retrenched contract workers can be redeployed in sales and marketing activities, thereby creating a win-win situation for both the workers and the Company. Unfortunately, Corporate Office has taken belated action on the suggestion of BSNLEU, and has forwarded the letter of BSNLEU to the circles, calling for their views. The efforts of BSNLEU will continue till the contract workers are re-engaged.
A meeting of the AUAB was held in NFTE’s office at New Delhi today the 11.12.2018. Com. Chandeshwar Singh, Chairman, AUAB, presided over the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convenor, AUAB, welcomed everyone and presented the agenda items. The meeting discussed ways and means to ensure the speedy implementation of the settlement reached in the meeting held with the Hon'ble MoS(C). The meeting also decided to direct the AUAB at circle and district levels to organise Joint General Body meetings and explain the settlement reached between the Hon’ble Minsiter of State for Communications (IC) on 03.12.2018. The AUAB has also decided that these Joint General Body meetings should be completed during the period from 26th to 29th December, 2018. The CHQ of BSNLEU requests all circle and district secretaries to make note of this decision and to take the initiative to successfully organise the Joint General Body meetings.
The 3 day strike called on by the AUAB is a tremendous success. The ordinary employee of BSNL is firmly standing by the justified demands put forth by the AUAB. Any number of lies and slanders being spread by black-legs and betrayers are not deterring the ordinary employee, who is determined to ensure the financial viability of BSNL and the future of BSNL’s employees. The ordinary workers of Campbell Bay Exchange in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are the classic example. This exchange is 2,400 kms. away from New Delhi. But, distance is not a matter. The call of the AUAB is implemented and the small number of workers of this Exchange are on strike. This is the impact of the strike.
"नीति आयोग" खत्म करने के, कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी के बयान का BSNLEU स्वागत करती है...
कांग्रेस पार्टी के अध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी ने कल घोषणा की, कि वें नीति आयोग को खत्म कर योजना आयोग (planning commission) वापिस लावेंगे। स्वतंत्रता के पश्चात वर्ष 1950 में देश की अर्थव्यवस्था योजनाबद्ध तरीके से विकसित करने के उद्देश्य से योजना आयोग का गठन किया गया था। किन्तु, वर्ष 2014 में सत्ता हासिल करने के बाद प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने योजना आयोग को बंद कर नीति आयोग स्थापित किया था। इसकी स्थापना के बाद से ही नीति आयोग को एक सूत्रीय जिम्मेदारी दी गई थी, भारत के पब्लिक सेक्टर को खत्म करने की। यह स्मरण करना बेहद जरूरी है कि नीति आयोग द्वारा BSNL और MTNL को बंद करने की अनुशंसा की जा चुकी है। साथ ही, नीति आयोग ने BSNL को 4G स्पेक्ट्रम आवंटन प्रस्ताव को भी निरस्त कर दिया है। नीति आयोग ने यह सवाल खड़ा किया कि जब निजी कंपनियां 4G सेवाएं दे ही रही हैं, तो BSNL को 4G स्पेक्ट्रम देने का क्या औचित्य है ? नीति आयोग शत प्रतिशत तौर पर PSU विरोधी और कॉर्पोरेट समर्थक है। ऐसी स्थिति में, सत्ता प्राप्ति पर नीति आयोग को खत्म करने और पुनः योजना आयोग स्थापित करने की कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी की घोषणा का BSNLEU स्वागत करती है।
As per the call of BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF, a massive dharna was organised at BSNL Corporate Office today, demanding immediate payment of wage arrears to the contract workers, and also demanding to stop their retrenchment. More than 300 comrades participated in the dharna, coming from NTR, UP(West), Uttarakhand and Haryana circles. Com.Animesh Mitra, SG, BSNLCCWF, presided over the dharna. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, inaugurated the dharna and explained about the demands and demanded the immediate payment of wage arrears to contract workers and also to stop their retrenchment. The dharna was also addressed by Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, Com.R.S.Chouhan, Vice-President(CHQ), BSNLEU, Com.Gakul Borah, Treasurer (CHQ), Com.Naresh Pal, Organising Secretary (CHQ), BSNLEU, Com.Upender Singh Teotia, CS, BSNLEU, UP(West), Com.Arup Sarkar and Com.Nithyanand Bahuguna of BSNLCCWF. A delegation consisting of Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, BSNLEU, Com.Animesh Mitra, SG, BSNLCCWF and Com.Upender Singh Teotia, CS, UP(West) circle, went to meet the CMD BSNL to present the memorandum. However, the meeting did not take place, since the CMD BSNL had already left for the meeting of the GoM. Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF and Com.K.G. Jayaraj, GS, AIBDPA, greeted the dharna. CHQ, BSNLEU, heartily congratulates all the comrades participated in today’s dharna.
An election campaign meeting of BSNLEU was held at Dehradun on 11th September, 2019. The meeting was presided over by Com.Kothari, senior leader. Com.Kishori Lal Chamouli, District Secretary, Dehradun, welcomed all. Com.K.S.Soun, Vice-President(CHQ) and Circle Secretary, Uttarakhand, Com. Unniyal, DS and Com. Thakral, District President of Tehri also addressed the meeting. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, explained about issues related to the revival of BSNL and achievements of the union since the last Membership Verification.
As per reports received from the circles the one day hunger strike, called on by BSNLEU, FNTO, BSNL MS, BSNL ATM and BSNL OA, has been organised very successfully throughout the country. This is despite the fact that the BSNL Management took all out efforts to crush the hunger strike. At New Delhi, a very good hunger strike was organised at the Eastern Court. Leaders of BSNLEU, FNTO, BSNL MS, BSNL ATM and BSNL OA took part in the hunger strike, together with a good number of comrades. BSNLEU heartily thanks everyone, for making this hunger strike a success. If the BSNL Management does not take constructive steps to settle the demands, more intensive movement will become inevitable.
BSNLEU has sought an online Formal Meeting with the Director (HR) and has given a 6 point agenda also for the meeting. This meeting was held online yesterday. From the Management Side, Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), Shri Saurabh Tyagi, Sr.GM(Estt.), Shri A.M. Gupta, Sr.GM(SR), Shri Ashutosh Gupta, GM(Admn.), Ms. Samita Luthra, GM (Rectt.) and Shri A.K. Sinha, DGM(SR) attended. BSNLEU is represented by Com.Animesh Mitra, President, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com.John Verghese, AGS. The details of the discussions and decisions taken are given in the enclosure.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Member of Parliament and Minister former Minister of Railways and Minister of Labour and Employment.
The 8th All India Conference of BSNLEU, which started at Chennai on 31st December,2016, got concluded jubilantly yesterday. Important issues like struggles to stop the Subsidiary Tower Company, settlement of wage revision, settlement of the Non-Executives' issues, etc., are deeply discussed by the Conference, and valuable guidance has been given to the CHQ. Com. Balbir Singh, com. P.Abhimanyu and com.Swapan Chakraborty are re-elected as President, General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary, respectively. Com.Gakul Borah(Assam), is elected as the new Treasurer. At 19:00 hrs, the Conference got concluded in an upbeat mood, amidst thunderous slogans.
BSNLEU has already taken up the demand with Director (HR), for reviewing results of the recently held JE LICE. The matter is already discussed with the GM (Rectt.). But it seems Management is not inclined to accept our demand. Hence, CHQ has already called upon the circle secretaries to provide details to the CHQ, regarding the number of JE LICE vacancies existing in each circle, and also the number of candidates qualified in the recently held exam. These details will help us to take up the case strongly with the Management. All circle secretaries are requested to immediately send the inputs to the GS, through SMS / Whatsapp or through E-mail.
It is already decided that the AIC of BSNLEU will be held at Mysuru, from 8th to 11th January, 2019. However, the Central Trade Unions have given call yesterday, for a two day strike, to be organised on 8th and 9th January, 2019. It is needless to say that, BSNLEU has to make the strike successful in BSNL. Hence, we cannot conduct our AIC, as per the dates decided earlier. In view of this, the All India Centre meeting held today, has decided to prepone the dates of the AIC. Accordingly, the All India Conference will now be conducted on 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th December, 2018. The Pre-AIC CEC meeting will be held on 16.12.2018. All CEC members, delegates and observers are requested to book their journey tickets accordingly. The inconvenience caused in this regard to our comrades, is highly regretted by the CHQ. All the comrades are requested to cooperate with the CHQ, in this regard.
हड़ताल का प्रथम दिन, अद्भुत रूप से सफल - AUAB की सभी कर्मचारियों को बधाई...
प्रथम दिन, हड़ताल की जबरदस्त सफलता के लिए AUAB की सभी नॉन-एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज व एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज को दिली बधाई। आज AUAB ने 15.30 hrs पर हुई अपनी मीटिंग में हड़ताल के प्रथम दिन की समीक्षा की। AUAB के सभी घटकों के महासचिव व वरिष्ठ पदाधिकारी उपस्थित रहे। सर्कल्स से प्राप्त रिपोर्ट के अनुसार प्रथम दिन पूर्ण हड़ताल हुई है। यह भी देखने मे आया कि हडताल शांतिपूर्ण तरीके से हो रही है। एक तरफ तो कल शाम को प्रेस इनफार्मेशन ब्यूरो के माध्यम से जारी अपने प्रेस स्टेटमेंट में DoT ने कहा है कि मुद्दों के निवारण हेतु वह AUAB के साथ चर्चारत है। वहीं दूसरी ओर व्यापक रूप से कर्मचारियों द्वारा हड़ताल में प्रथम दिन की गई सहभागिता के बावजूद DoT ने , AUAB को चर्चा हेतु आमंत्रित नही किया है। यह DoT की दोहरी नीति को दर्शाता है। ऐसी परिस्थितियों में, आज सम्पन्न AUAB की मीटिंग में यह प्रस्तावित किया गया कि कर्मचारियों को हड़ताल को और अधिक तीव्र करने व हड़ताल के दूसरे व तीसरे दिन हड़ताल को शतप्रतिशत सफल बनाने का आव्हान किया जाए।
जियो के ARPU में तीव्र गिरावट- इंडस्ट्री के लिए अच्छी खबर...
यह भारत की टेलीकॉम इंडस्ट्री के लिए सुखद खबर है कि रिलायंस जियो के ARPU में तीव्र गिरावट हो रही है। ऑपरेटर के कुल राजस्व को कंपनी के ग्राहकों की संख्या से भाग देने पर प्राप्त संख्या ARPU कहलाती है। अतः, किसी भी कंपनी के ARPU में वृद्धि से मुनाफे में भी वृद्धि होगी और कमी होने से ठीक विपरीत। खबर मिली है कि रिलायंस का ARPU कम होता जा रहा है। इसका ARPU दिसंबर 2017 में रु 154/- था। फिर दिसंबर 2018 में यह गिर कर रु 130/- हो गया। इसके बाद और गिरावट के साथ मार्च 2019 में यह रु 126.2 पर आ गया। यह एक सर्व विदित तथ्य है कि जियो द्वारा शुरू किए गए बेहद नृशंस मूल्य युद्ध (टैरिफ वार) की वजह से BSNL सहित सभी टेलीकॉम कंपनियां घाटे की स्थिति में पहुंच गई। जियो चाहता है कि सभी टेलीकॉम कंपनियां बंद हो जाए और वह टेलीकॉम इंडस्ट्री में एकाधिकार स्थापित कर जनता को लूट सके। इंडस्ट्री के विश्लेषकों का अनुमान है कि शीघ्र ही टेलीकॉम टैरिफ में वृद्धि होगी। अब, जियो के ARPU में तीव्र गिरावट इस बात के संकेत है कि जियो को भी अपने टैरिफ में शीघ्र वृद्धि करना होगी और ये BSNL व अन्य ऑपरेटर्स के लिए अच्छी खबर है।
The Government of India has reduced the GPF interest rate. Currently, it is 8% and hereafter it will be 7.9%. It must be remembered that the big corporates are continuously demanding the government to reduce the rate of interest, so that they can get loans at cheaper rate of interest. (It is a different story that, ultimately they will not repay the loans)
Campaign meeting for 8th Membership verification was held on 11.09.2019 at Godhra. Com.H.D. Parmar, District President, presided over the meeting. Com.G.J Raulji, District Secretary, welcomed all. Com. M.K.Dave, Vice President-CHQ addressed the house and discussed about the issues before BSNL and BSNL employees and importance of BSNLEU for the revival and survival of BSNL. He also spoke about the proposed VRS-CRS and reduction in age of Superannuation from 60 years to 58 years. Com.D.K. Bakutra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU addressed the house and explained about the anti-PSU and anti-BSNL policies of government and about the struggles for the defence of the interests of BSNL employees under the leadership of BSNLEU at all levels and all over the nation. The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks from Com.H.D. Parmar.