BSNLEU demands that the government should ensure BSNL’s financial revival through capital infusion. It is being argued in the media that why should government waste the tax payer’s money for helping BSNL and MTNL. It is nothing but true that, BSNL has not received even a single naya paisa, as financial assistance from the tax payer’s money, during it’s existence of 18½ years. But at the same time, the Times of India dated 17th July, 2019, has reported the government has made a capital infusion of Rs.2.69 lakh crore in the public sector banks during 2018-19 and 2019-20. This capital infusion is made to help the public sector banks, which have written off lakhs of crores of rupees as bad loans. It must be remembered that, a bulk of these bad loans are taken by the big corporates and not returned by them. The capital infusion made by the government is only to enable the public sector banks to give fresh loans to the big corporates. So, when the government can make capital infusion of Rs.2.69 lakh crores in the Public Sector banks, and that too within a period of two years, why can't it make capital infusion for the financial revival of BSNL? Our demand is more justified because, it is only because of the anti- BSNL steps of the government, that BSNL has been ruined.
An inspiring election campaign meeting for 8th membership verification was held at Shillong, NE-I circle, on 14th September, 2019. The meeting was presided over by Com.Subhra Sengupta, Circle Vice-president and was addressed by Com.Shivjee Ray, CS, Com.M.V.Makhiew, DS,CGM office and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy GS. The leaders explained about BSNL's financial crisis and also about the issues related to the Membership Verification. As it has happened in all the previous 7 Membership Verifications, BSNLEU will get maximum support in the forthcoming Verification also.
BSNL कर्मियों के वेज रिवीजन के सवाल पर माननीय संचार मंत्री का संसद में बयान...
कॉम पी षणमुगम, माननीय सांसद एवं महासचिव, LPF द्वारा कल संसद में BSNL कर्मियों को 01.01.2017 से देय वेज रिवीजन पर सवाल उठाया गया था। माननीय संचार मंत्री ने जवाब दिया कि वेज रिवीजन का मुद्दा एक उपलब्ध विकल्प है और ज्यों ही BSNL का रिवाइवल होगा, इसकी संभावनाएं खोजी जाएंगी। यह बताने की जरूरत नही है कि BSNL कर्मियों के वेज रिवीजन के मुद्दे पर माननीय संचार मंत्री की ओर से यह बेहद सकारात्मक प्रतिसाद है।
Supreme Court judge, justice Deepak Gupta said on Monday that, Indian citizens have the right to criticise the government, and dissenters cannot be labelled as anti-nationals for holding contrary views. He was delivering a lecture on “Democracy and Dissent”, organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association in the national Capital. The judge emphasised on an individual’s right to dissent, saying it is not just a principle enshrined in the Constitution but also a basic human right. “Criticism of any institution is to be protected — the executive, legislature, judiciary, and even the armed forces. There is no holy cow when it comes to dissent,” Gupta said. “If we stifle criticism of these institutions, we shall become a police state instead of a democracy.”
[Source: The Hindu dated 24.02.2020]
A conciliation meeting is held today, through video conferencing, by the Regional Labour Commissioner (Central), New Delhi. The meeting is held to discuss the issues contained in the charter of demands, for the 3 day strike, called on by the AUAB and held on 18th to 20th February, 2019. From the AUAB, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & convenor, AUAB, Com. S. Sivakumar, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, Com. Anil Kumar, GS, BSNL ATM and Com.H.P. Singh, GS, BSNL OA attended. Nobody attended the meeting from the BSNL Management Side.
In his submission to the RLC, Com.P.Abhimanyu, Convenor, argued the following. This 3 day strike was organised on very important issues of the employees, such as 3rd PRC, starting 4G service by BSNL, pension revision, payment of pension contribution as per Government Rules and other important issues.
(1) As regards the Wage Revision, BSNL Management formed the Joint Wage Negotiation Committee, as per the directive of the DoT. After holding many sittings of this joint committee, the Management arbitrarily stopped conducting the meetings.
(2) Still BSNL is not being allowed to launch it’s 4G service, despite the announcement of the government that, 4G spectrum is allotted to the Company. Even recently, the government has cancelled the tender floated by BSNL, to procure 4G equipments.
(3) As regards, the pension revision of BSNL retirees, Shri Manoj Sinha, the then Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, has assured that the Pension Revision of the retired employees would be delinked from Pay Revision of the serving employees. However, thereafter, the DoT had gone back from this assurance.
(4) Shri Manoj Sinha, the then Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications has assured that Government Rule will be implemented in the matter of collecting pension contributions from BSNL. However, this assurance has also been thrown to the winds, by the DoT.
The Convenor demanded that another conciliation meeting should be called on expeditiously and officers who are empowered to take decisions, should be called from BSNL and the DoT to attend the meeting. After hearing the views of the representatives of the AUAB, the RLC(C) ordered that the next conciliation meeting would be held at 10:30 am on 24.09.2020.
AIBSNLEA, supported by other unions and associations, organised a candle march at New Delhi today, demanding settlement of wage revision. The March started at BSNL Corporate Office and ceased at Jantar Mantar. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS and com.Swapan Chakraborty,Dy.GS, together with the BSNLEU comrades of NTR and Corporate Office circles participated in the programme.
The grievances of the employees, who are being transferred on bifurcation, from CGM Office, Hyderabad to the CGM Office, Vijayawada, were already discussed with the PGM (Pers.), BSNL CO and with the Director (HR). Once again a discussion took place on this issue between Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR) and com. P. Abhimanyu, GS. Com. S. Chellappa, AGS, was also present. Once again BSNLEU pointed out that without considering the other available options, the Management is punishing the employees of CGM Office, Telangana, by way of forcibly transferring them to Andhra Pradesh circle. The Union representatives also suggested the alternative options. The Director (HR) agreed that the issue could be further discussed.
The Central Public Sector Trade Unions (CPSTU), which is the umbrella organisation of the major public sector trade unions, is holding it’s National Convention at Ernakulam on 08.04.2018. The major issues to be discussed in this convention is the mad drive of the government, to disinvest and to privatise the public sector undertakings. Together with this, the wage revision issue of the public sector employees will also figure prominently in the discussions. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, will be representing BSNLEU in this Convention.
The circle executive committee meeting of Telengana circle is held at Hyderabad today. It was presided over by Com. K.Nageshwara Rao, vice president. Com. Sambasiva Rao, ACS, welcomed everyone. The report on activities was submitted by Com.Sampath Rao, Circle Secretary. Com. S.Chellappa, AGS, addressed the meeting and explained about the decisions taken in the Agartala CEC meeting. He also explained about the anti-BSNL policies of the government, and the struggles of the AUAB, against the Subsidiary Tower Company and for settlement of wage revision. Thereafter, discussion by the executive committee members took place. Finally, decisions were taken for the implementation of the directions of the Agartala CEC meeting.
BSNLEU is glad to inform that the negotiation for Wage Revision of the Non-Executives is starting on 20.07.2018. Initially, the Management has issued notification for only an exploratory meeting to be held on 20.07.2018, since the Joint Committee for wage negotiation has not been constituted. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, discussed the issue with Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), today. The GM (SR) informed that, notification for the constitution of the Joint Committee is under issue. As such, the full-fledged meeting of the Joint Committee on wage negotiation will be held on 20.07.2018. All members of the Joint Committee, representing BSNLEU, are requested to kindly attend the meeting without fail.
रिलायंस जियो के हित में आदेश जारी करने के लिए TDSAT का TRAI के मुंह पर तमाचा.
ट्राई (टेलीकॉम रेग्युलेटरी अथॉरिटी ऑफ इंडिया) द्वारा रिलायंस जियो के पक्ष में झुकाव प्रदर्शित करने के लिए BSNLEU ट्राई को आरोपित करती रही है। कल TDSAT (टेलीकॉम डिस्प्यूट्स सेटलमेंट एंड एपीलेट ट्रिब्यूनल ) द्वारा जारी आदेश हमारे आरोपों की पुष्टि करते हैं। ट्राई ने रिलायंस जिओ द्वारा जारी प्रिडेटरी प्राइसिंग (लागत से कम मूल्य पर सेवाएं देना) पर रोक तो लगाई ही नही, रिलायंस जियो के हितार्थ नए नियम भी बना दिए। ट्राई द्वारा जारी नए नियम के अनुसार ऐसी कोई भी कंपनी जिसका मार्केट शेयर 30% से कम है, प्रिडेटरी प्राइसिंग लागू कर सकती है। इस तरह के आदेश ट्राई ने रिलायंस जियो को लाभान्वित करने के लिए ही जारी किए थे। किंतु अब, TDSAT ने इस आदेश को खारिज कर दिया है।
The representatives of AUAB met Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, today. Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, Com.Chandeshwar Singh, GS, NFTE, Com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com. S. Sivakumar, President, AIBSNLEA, Com. Ravi Shil Verma, GS, AIGETOA, Com. Rewti Prasad, AGS, ATM and Com.H.P. Singh, Dy.GS, BSNLOA were present. The representatives told the CMD BSNL that they compelled to go on the strike in view of the total negative attitude of DoT, with regards to the demands of the AUAB. The representative stated that more than 80% of the Executives and Non-Executives participated in the strike. “Now that the strike is over, the employees are fully prepared to provide better service to the customers”, stated the representatives. Further, they requested the CMD BSNL that normalcy should be restored and that the Management should desist from taking any punitive measure on the employees.
मई दिवस 2019- सर्किल और डिस्ट्रिक्ट मुख्यालयों पर "बीएसएनएल बचाओ, देश बचाओ" रैलीज आयोजित करें...
BSNLEU के ऑल इंडिया सेन्टर की आज सम्पन्न मीटिंग ने सभी सर्किल और डिस्ट्रिक्ट यूनियन्स से इस वर्ष मई दिवस, सर्किल और डिस्ट्रिक्ट मुख्यालयों पर "बीएसएनएल बचाओ, देश बचाओ" रैलीज आयोजित कर मनाने हेतु आव्हान करने का निर्णय लिया है। रैलीज की शुरुआत BSNLEU का झंडा फहरा कर की जाए। अधिक से अधिक संख्या में सदस्यों की सहभागिता सुनिश्चित की जाए। रैलीज का उपयोग आम जनता के बीच सरकार की BSNL विरोधी नीतियों के खिलाफ और एक पब्लिक सेक्टर कंपनी के रूप में BSNL की सुदृढ़ता की जरूरत हेतु प्रभावी अभियान चलाने हेतु किया जाए। इन रैलीज के माध्यम से, 4G स्पेक्ट्रम आवंटन, BSNL के रिवाइवल हेतु वित्तीय सहायता, वेज रिवीजन, पेन्शन रिवीजन, असेट्स (संपत्ति) का BSNL को स्थानांतरण, BSNL की भूमि प्रबंधन नीति का अनुमोदन, VRS का विरोध आदि मुद्दों पर प्रभावशाली तरीके से प्रकाश डाला जाए।
The three time Chief Minister of Delhi, Ms. Sheila Dikshit, passed away on 20th July, 2019. She suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away, despite treatment. She was the Chief Minister of Delhi for 15 years. During this period, Delhi underwent a very big structural change. BSNLEU pays it’s respectful homage to Ms. Sheila Dikshit.
Active campaign for the 8th Membership Verification has come to an end. Almost for the past one and half months, the leaders and cadres of BSNLEU have gone to every nook and corner of the country, to explain to the employees about the root causes of the financial crisis of BSNL, and also about the ways and means to overcome the same. BSNLEU, through this campaign has successfully instilled the confidence among the employees that, the financial revival of BSNL can be achieved. CHQ heartily congratulates all the circle unions, central office bearers, as well as the district and branch unions, for their tireless efforts taken for the success of the campaign. The CHQ requests all the comrades to ensure that the support of the employees are converted into votes. CHQ salutes all the comrades to actively participated in the campaign.
The Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, Uttarakhand circle, was held at Dehradun on 28.11.2019. The meeting was presided over by Com.G.P. Kala, Circle President. Com.K.S. Soun, Circle Secretary, submitted the brief report on activities and initiated the discussions. All the District Secretaries and Circle Office Bearers participated in the discussions and raised queries on VRS and Revival Package declared by the government. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, in his address reported in detail on Central Trade Unions' decision to organise the General Strike on 08th January, 2020 and on the decision of the CEC meeting to massively participate in the General Strike. He also dealt with the issues of VRS, BSNL's Revival Package and replied to the queries related to VRS. The Circle Executive Committee decided to make the General Strike successful in Uttarakhand circle.
CMD BSNL और AUAB के बीच आज सम्पन्न वार्ता का विवरण...
AUAB के लीडर्स को आज CMD BSNL द्वारा चर्चाओं के लिए आमंत्रित किया गया। कॉम पी अभिमन्यु, GS, BSNLEU और कन्वेनर, कॉम चंदेश्वर सिंह, GS, NFTE और चेयरमैन, कॉम के सेबेस्टिन, GS, SNEA, कॉम सिवकुमार, GS, AIBSNLEA, कॉम बी सी पाठक, कोषाध्यक्ष, FNTO, कॉम सुरेश कुमार, GS, BSNL MS और कॉम एच पी सिंह, GS, BSNLOA, चर्चाओं में शामिल हुए। श्री अरविंद वडनेरकर, डायरेक्टर (HR) और श्री ए एम गुप्ता, GM (SR) भी उपस्थित थे। श्री पी के पुरवार, CMD BSNL ने प्रबंधन द्वारा VRS पश्चात सेवाओं के रखरखाव हेतु उठाए जा रहे कदम और संपत्ति के मुद्रीकरण (monetisation) हेतु किए जा रहे प्रयासों बाबद विस्तार से बताया। BSNL की 4G सेवाओं की शुरुआत की निश्चित समयावधि वें नही बात सके। उन्होंने आश्वासित किया कि कार्यरत कर्मियों की समस्याओं के निदान हेतु हर संभव प्रयास किए जा रहे हैं। AUAB के लीडर्स ने 4G सेवाओं की शुरुआत में हो रही देरी पर गंभीर चिंता व्यक्त की। उन्होंने CMD BSNL से वेतन और कॉन्ट्रैक्ट वर्कर्स के वेजेस के त्वरित भुगतान और कर्मचारियों के वेतन से काटी जा चुकी कटौतियां संबंधित संस्थाओं को प्रेषित करने का अनुरोध किया। उन्होंने AUAB और मैनेजमेंट के मध्य सेवाओं में सुधार के मुद्दे पर तालमेल (liasion) के अभाव की ओर भी इशारा किया। अंत मे, AUAB के लीडर्स ने CMD BSNL से यह भी कहा कि मैनेजमेंट को धरना, भूख हड़ताल आदि जैसे शांतिपूर्ण आंदोलनों के प्रति असहिष्णुता पूर्ण रवैये का त्याग करना चाहिए। CMD BSNL ने आश्वस्त किया कि AUAB की चिंताओं का ध्यान रखा जाएगा।
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given call for building an Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India). At the same time, he is selling the precious assets of our country to foreign companies. 100% FDI has been allowed in Telecommunications, Bank, Insurance, Air India, Ports & Docks, Defence production, etc. 100% FDI means, the taking over of our assets by foreigners, sooner or later. The Central Trade Unions and Industrial Federations, including BSNLEU are fighting against the privatisation and handing over of our precious Public Sector Undertakings to the multinational companies.
Organise tomorrow’s lunch hour demonstrations powerfully.
The Assam circle union of BSNLEU, is conducting it’s Executive Committee meeting online today. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, are attending the meeting from the CHQ. Com.Bijoy Deka, Circle Secretary, welcomed everyone and placed a brief reporting on the activities of the circle union. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Swapan Chakraborty. Dy.GS, delivered their addresses.
Com. S. Chellappa, AGS, joined the CHQ on 13.11.2017, and has helped in the functioning of the All India Union. In view of the preparations to be carried out for the forthcoming two day strike, he has left for Chennai today. CHQ heartily thanks com. S. Chellappa, AGS.