The Supreme Court has ordered yesterday that, the deadline for linking mobile phones with Aadhar is extended indefinitely. This applies to the linking bank accounts also, to Aadhar. Earlier the government has set 31st March, 2018 as the deadline for linking bank accounts, mobile phones, etc., to Aadhar. This judgement is delivered by a five judge Constitution Bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra. However, this order of the Supreme Court does not apply to the disbursing of subsidies by the Central and State governments.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR) and discussed the following important issues of the Non-Executives. Details of the issues, as well as the replies given by the Director (HR), are giving below:-
Action to be taken on BSNLEU’s note on wasteful expenditures.
BSNLEU, after collecting views from the field level, has submitted a detailed note to the BSNL Management, on actions to be taken for curtailing wasteful expenditures. In today’s meeting, BSNLEU demanded that the note submitted by BSNLEU should not be treated as a matter of routine, but serious action should be taken in a time bound manner. It was also demanded that the action taken by the Management in this respect, should be communicated to the Union. The Director (HR) accepted the demand and gave direction accordingly to the GM (SR).
Expeditious steps being taken by the Management to constitute the Joint Committee for negotiating wage revision of the Non-Executives.
BSNLEU has already demanded that BSNL Management should immediately constitute the Joint Committee for negotiating the wage revision of the Non-Executives. In today’s discussion, it was informed by the Director (HR) that Management is in the process of constituting such a Joint Committee. Earlier in the day, the issue was also discussed with Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), who also the Management is in the process of constituting the Joint Committee.
Continuation of the facility of ‘Cash Payment Without Voucher’, beyond the initial 6 month period.
BSNLEU has already demanded that the facility of payment of cash without voucher, to the retired employees, should be extended beyond the initial 6 month period. In today’s discussion with the Director (HR), this demand was reiterated. However, the Director (HR) replied that it will be difficult for the Management to consider the demand, in view of the financial crisis of the Company. The Union insisted that the issue should be viewed with compassion, and without linking it to the financial position to the Company.
Introducing a “tailor-made” tariff plan, similar to the Rs.429/- plan, to the Non-Executives.
Extension of the Rs.429/- mobile tariff plan to the Non-Executives, was accepted by the Chairperson of the last National Council, in the last meeting. However, the same was rejected subsequently by the Admn. Branch of the Corporate Office, stating that tariff rates keep changing and that the Rs.429/- mobile tariff plan is not a permanent one. In today’s meeting, BSNLEU requested the Director (HR) to consider a “Tailor-Made Tariff Plan”, similar to the Rs.429/- plan, to the Non-Executives. The Director (HR) assured that this proposal of BSNLEU would be seriously looked into.
Relaxation to the recently conducted JE LICE.
In view of the high standard of the question paper of the recently conducted JE LICE, and also due to the introduction of “online examination”, only very few candidates have passed. BSNLEU has already demanded that relaxation should be given for this exam, as was done in the case of the DR TTA exam of 2008. This demand was reiterated by BSNLEU, in today’s meeting with the Director (HR). After much insistence by the Union, the Director (HR) stated that the demand would be looked into.
HR issues of the Non-Executives, lying pending before the BSNL Board.
The three HR issues, taken up by BSNLEU, and already approved by the BSNL Management Committee, are lying pending with the BSNL Board for years together, due to the negative attitude of the government directors on BSNL Board. These issues are:- Promotion in E-1 pay scale to the Non-Executives, Granting one extra increment to the left out Non-Executives, who are appointed after 01.01.2007, and who suffered wage loss and Introduction of gratuity to the casual labourers. Recently, BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL and Director (HR), demanding approval for these issues by the BSNL Board. In today’s discussion, BSNLEU requested the Director (HR) to take needful action in this regard, for which she responded positively.
It is known that in the recently concluded Rajasthan assembly elections, BJP is driven out of power. Especially, in the Alwar district, which has eleven assembly constituencies, BJP was able to win only in two seats. In the last assembly election, BJP won in nine seats in this district. One may ask what is the speciality of Alwar district. This district is the epicentre of violence that was unleashed in the name of cow protection. Mob attacks, organised in the name of cow protection, is common in Alwar district. In 2017, Pehlu Khan was killed by a mob in this district. The mob accused that Pehlu Khan was transporting cows for slaughter. Early this year, Rakbar Khan was killed by a mob in the same way. It is needless to say that the Gau Rakshaks (cow vigilantes) are targeting Muslims. The aim is to create communal tension and thereby devide the people in the name of religion. The real intension of these Gau Rakshaks is not to protect cows. They want only to take political advantage, in the name of cow protection. Due to the terror unleashed by the Gau Rakshaks, the farmers are not able to sell their old and unproductive cows. Result? The old and unproductive cows are being ditched by the farmers. These stray cows enter into farms, eat and destroy the crops. So, the stray cows have become a very big headache for the farmers. They could not sleep in the night. With torch and stick in their hands, the farmers patrol their farms in the night, to ensure that their crops are not destroyed by stray cows. The farmers themselves, majority of whom are Hindus, do not approve violence in the name of cow protection. The BJP should realise at least now, that they cannot keep winning elections only by deviding people on religious line.
The AUAB meeting, held on 20.02.2019, has decided to carry on with the campaign programme, demanding settlement of employees demands as well as issues connected with the revival of BSNL. In this connection, the AUAB has given call to submit memorandum to all the MPs, seeking their support for the settlement of the issues. The AUAB has also decided that, the memorandum should be submitted to the MPs by 28.02.2019. All circle and district secretaries are requested to complete this job within the stipulated time, by having close coordination with the other constituents of the AUAB. A copy of the memorandum to be submitted is attached.
BSNLEU का ऑल इंडिया सेन्टर 8वें सदस्यता सत्यापन को आगे बढ़ाने के पक्ष में नही है- सीईसी मेंबर्स से अनुरोध है कि वें अपनी राय प्रेषित करें...
प्रबंधन के, 8वें सदस्यता सत्यापन को आगे बढ़ाने (postpone) के प्रस्ताव पर विचार करने के लिए BSNLEU के ऑल इंडिया सेन्टर की आज मीटिंग हुई। मीटिंग इस निष्कर्ष पर पहुंची की लोकसभा चुनाव की समाप्ति के तुरंत पश्चात 8वां सदस्यता सत्यापन होना चाहिए। कंपनी की वित्तीय स्थिति का हवाला देकर 8वें सदस्यता सत्यापन को आगे बढ़ाना स्वीकार नहीं किया जा सकता है। वेज रिवीजन, पेंशन रिवीजन व BSNL के वित्तीय रिवाइवल जैसे मुद्दों को नई सरकार के समक्ष ठोस रूप से प्रस्तुत करने के लिए यूनियन की मान्यता जरूरी है। इसके साथ ही ऑल इंडिया सेन्टर ने प्रबंधन को पत्र लिखने के पूर्व सभी सर्किल सेक्रेटरीज और सेंट्रल ऑफिस बेयरर्स की इस मुद्दे पर राय जानने का निर्णय भी लिया है। अतः सभी सीईसी मेंबर्स से अनुरोध है कि वें अपनी राय से महासचिव को व्हाट्सअप या ई मेल के माध्यम से अवगत करावें।
A convention of the Maharashtra BSNL Working Women was held at Mumbai on 20th July, 2019. In this convention, a seminar on “Challenges before BSNL / Indian Working Women in the Changed Scenario” was held. Com.N.K. Nalawade, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Maharashtra circle, Ms.Neelatai Limaye, Secretary, Maharashtra Women’s Council, Shri Aman Jaiswal, GM (HR / Admn.) and Com.Ravati Adhav, Convenor, addressed it. In this convention, the Maharashtra circle BSNL Working Women’s Co-ordination Committee was formed.
Due to incessant rains, flood warning was issued yesterday, to Kota and Jhalawar districts of Rajasthan circle. CHQ immediately took up the case with the GM(SR), BSNL CO., yesterday itself and requested for needful intervention. However, today, the CS, BSNLEU, Rajasthan circle, reported that the rain has stopped and that the situation is normal in both the above mentioned districts and that the voting is taking place normally.
The Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU was held at Bhubaneswar on 29.11.2019. Com.S.Bhattacherjee, CP, presided over the meeting. Com. Saroj Ranjan Das, CS, initiated the proceedings. Com. A Dhupal and Com.P.R.Das, veteran leaders were present in the meeting. Com. Sisir Kumar Roy, Org. Secretary(CHQ) addressed the meeting and explained about the present anti-PSU policies of the Modi Government, BSNL's revival package, the post VRS-2019 scenario, and the General Strike on 8th January, 2020, were explained in detail. He called on the Executive Committee members to organise the General Strike effectively. Various queries raised by the members were also clarified.
Ever since entering into the telecom market in September, 2016, Reliance Jio has been adding the maximum number of customers every month. However, in December, 2019, BSNL has beaten Reliance Jio. BSNL has added 4,27,089 customers in December, 2019, while Reliance Jio has added only 82,000 new customers. Vodafone has lost a whopping 35 lakh of it’s existing customers and Airtel has lost 11,000 customers, during the same period. This is the impact of all the private companies raising their tariff by 40% in December, 2019. BSNL has not raised it’s tariffs.
CHQ got the news that the Corporate Office is making payment of the Society dues, up to the period of March, 2020. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke to Shri P.C.Bhat, Senior GM(CBB) today, who also confirmed that the payment of the Society dues up to March, 2020 is being cleared by the Corporate Office.
Com. Mohanan, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Kerala, retired from BSNL service yesterday. On the eve of his retirement, attempt was made by the Kerala Circle Administration, to issue a charge sheet to com. K. Mohanan, with the sole aim of stopping his pension settlement. This charge sheet was even despatched by post to com. K. Mohanan. CHQ made an effective intervention and took up the issue with the CMD BSNL and Director (HR), and established that the serving of this charge sheet is in total violation of the rules of the Company. Based on this, the charge sheet was nullified.
For many years, com. K. Mohanan, has effectively led the Kerala circle union. Under the able leadership of com. K. Mohanan, the BSNLEU, Kerala circle union, together with SNEA, heroically fought against the atrocities of the then CGM, shri M.S.S. Rao. He has undergone many punishments and hardships, with a smiling face. CHQ heartily congratulates com. K. Mohanan, on his superannuation and wishes him a long and healthy life.
Stephan Hawking, one of the brightest stars in the field of science, as well as a progressive intellectual, has passed away. He was 76. Stephen Hawking has immensely contributed to the science of cosmology. Even though he was crippled with a neuro disease at the age of 21, he continued to do researches in cosmology, sitting in a wheel chair. His fighting spirit is to be emulated by all those who wish to make achievements. The world has lost a great scientist. BSNLEU dips it’s banner and pay homage to Stephen Hawking.
सांसदों को ज्ञापन सौंपनें का कार्य 28.02.2019 तक पूर्ण करें..
AUAB की 20.02.2019 को सम्पन्न मीटिंग में कर्मचारियों की मांगों और साथ ही बीएसएनएल के पुनरुत्थान से जुड़े मुद्दों के निराकरण की मांग करते हुए अभियान चलाने का निर्णय लिया गया है। तदनुसार, AUAB ने सभी सांसदों को हमारे मुद्दों के निराकरण हेतु सहयोग की मांग के साथ ज्ञापन सौंपनें का आव्हान किया है।AUAB ने यह भी निर्णय लिया है कि सभी सांसदों को ज्ञापन 28.02.2019 तक दे दिए जाएं। सभी सर्किल और डिस्ट्रिक्ट सेक्रेटरीज से अनुरोध है कि AUAB के अन्य घटकों के साथ समन्वय स्थापित कर यह कार्य निर्धारित समयावधि में पूर्ण करें। ज्ञापन की प्रति संलग्न है।
BSNLEU is continuously demanding that the MoUs with the Canara Bank and the Union Bank of India should be renewed at the earliest, to enable the employees to get bank loans. The issue is once again discussed by the General Secretary today, with the DGM(Banking) in the Corporate Office. It was replied that the Corporate Office is on the job, and that the MoUs are likely to be renewed in a week’s time.
Shri Sanjay Dhotre, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, was in Mumbai on 20.07.2019 to hold discussions with the senior BSNL officers of Maharashtra circle. The representatives of BSNLEU, with Com.N.K. Nalawade, CS, BSNLEU, Mharashtra, Com. Ganesh Hinge, Circle Treasurer, BSNLEU, Maharashtra and Com.Yeshwant Kekre, District Secretary, CGM Office, Maharashtra, met the Hon’ble MoS(C). The representatives requested the Hon’ble MoS(C) to take positive steps for the revival of BSNL. They also requested the Hon’ble MoS(C) to ensure immediate release of funds by the Corporate Office, atleast for the payment of electricity bills. The Hon’ble MoS(C) assured to look into.
CHQ received complaint that the ballot papers, for casting postal votes, were not despatched on time in Andhra Pradesh circle. The General Secretary met the GM(SR), BSNL CO, on 05.09.2019 itself, and sought remedial action. Assurance was also given that needful action would be taken. Despite, this timely intervention by the CHQ, it is complained by the AP circle union and the Tirupati District union, that two officials on deputation at Tirupati, did not get their ballot papers. Once again the matter has been taken to the notice of the Chief Returning Officer and the GM(SR), BSNL CO., for appropriate action by them.
BSNL Employees Union, Meerut district conducted a special mass meeting of BSNL employees at Meerut on 29.11.2019 on the VRS issue. The meeting was presided over by Com.Ramswarup, District President. Com.Naresh Pal, Organising Secretary (CHQ) and District Secretary, Meerut, welcomed all. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, explained at length on shortcomings of VRS and expressed that VRS is not at all beneficiary for the lower level employees, VIZ., TT, ATT, etc. The higher level Management in BSNL is hoodwinking the lower level employees, by giving threatening and false statements on VRS. Employees in the lower level have to see what they are getting in VRS and what they are loosing, he said. The meeting was also addressed by Com.Upender Singh Teotia, CS, UP(West) and the vote of thanks was given by Com.Ansar Ali, Circle President. A large number of employees irrespective of union affiliation attended the meeting.
From May, 2019 onwards, the Union subscription money deducted from the salaries of employees, has not been remitted to the unions and associations. As a result, it has become difficult for us to function without getting remittance of subscription money from the Management. BSNLEU has been continuously pressing upon the Management to remit the subscription money, that has been deducted from the salaries of our members. Now, the Management has cleared all the dues of the employees who have retired under VRS. As a result of this, the subscription money, deducted from their salaries, is also being remitted to the Union. This will give some relief in our functioning. Wherever this remittance is not made, the circle and district secretaries are requested to approach their respective level Management and demand the same.
Due to the mismanagement of the Donald Trump administration, the United States is seriously affected by the Corona Virus infection. So far, 8.26 lakh people are infected with the Corona Virus in that country and 45,300 people are already dead. Further, the US has already lost 2.25 crore jobs. In short, the United States has become the biggest victim of the Corona Virus Disease. However, to hide his mismanagement and inefficiency, Donald Trump is trying to mislead the people of the US and the world. Last week, Trump tried to make the world believe that the Corona Virus was produced in a Chinese laboratory. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) has categorically stated that, all available evidence suggests that the novel corona virus originated in animals in China and was not manipulated or produced in a laboratory. Trump is very unhappy with the WHO, because it is speaking the truth. He has already stopped all financial assistance to the WHO. The Director General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has become a special target for attack, including racial abuses, by Donald Trump's camp.
[Source : News 18.com dated 21-04-2020]
कोरोना वायरस की उत्पत्ति जानवर से हुई है और लैब में नही बना है- कहना है WHO का...
डोनाल्ड ट्रम्प प्रशासन के कुप्रबंध की वजह से यूनाइटेड स्टेट्स कोरोना वायरस संक्रमण से बुरी तरह से प्रभावित है। अभी तक उस देश मे 8.26 लाख लोग कोरोना वायरस के संक्रमण से प्रभावित हो चुके हैं और 45,300 लोगों की मृत्यु भी हो चुकी है। साथ ही, US में 2.25 करोड़ नौकरियां भी खत्म हो चुकी है। संक्षेप में यह कि, यूनाइटेड स्टेट्स कोरोना वायरस की बीमारी से बुरी तरह से ग्रसित हो चुका है। किन्तु, डोनाल्ड ट्रम्प अपनी अक्षमता और कुप्रबंधन पर पर्दा डालने के लिए US की जनता और पूरी दुनिया को गुमराह करने के प्रयास में है। विगत सप्ताह, ट्रम्प ने दुनिया को यह विश्वास दिलाने की कोशिश की, कि कोरोना वायरस चीन की लेबोरेटरी में निर्मित किया गया था। किन्तु विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन (WHO) ने दृढ़ता के साथ स्पष्ट किया है कि सभी उपलब्ध प्रमाण दर्शाते हैं कि नावेल कोरोना वायरस की उत्पत्ति चीन में जानवरों से हुई थी और लेबोरेटरी में न तो इसके साथ छेड़छाड़ की गई थी और न ही बनाया गया था। ट्रम्प WHO से बेहद नाराज है, क्योंकि वह सच बोल रहा है। ट्रम्प द्वारा WHO के सभी वित्तीय सहयोग पर रोक लगा दी जा चुकी है। WHO के डायरेक्टर जनरल, टेडरॉस एधानोम घेब्रेइसस (Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus) डोनाल्ड ट्रम्प समर्थकों के खास निशाने पर है, जिसमें नस्लीय हमले भी शामिल हैं।
The Modi government has taken a major step in privatising the Indian Railways. It has invited “Request For Qualification (RFQ)” from Indian and foreign corporates, for operating 109 pairs of high-speed passenger trains. These 109 pairs of high-speed passenger trains have been formed into 12 clusters, to run across the Indian Railway network. The drivers and guards of these trains will be from the Indian Railways. The other employees will be of the private operators. It may be remembered that the Modi government has already allowed 100% FDI in the Indian Railways.