As a part of the ongoing election campaign meeting for 8th membership verification, BSNLEU, Bihar circle, organised a meeting at Hajipur. Com. S.D.Sah,District President, presided and Com Janak Roy,DS, welcomed all. The meeting was addressed by Com.B.P.Singh,CS, Com. Laxaman Kumar,ACS and Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy GS. The union representatives elaborately explained to the employees about all issues related to BSNL's financial crisis and about the struggles conducted the unions and associations during the last 3 years. They also clarified the so called VRS package in BSNL proposed by the GOM and intention of the government to retrench employees by reducing the supernnuation age from 60 to 58. The speeches of the leaders evoked good response.
It is shocking to know that masked goondas, armed with iron rods, sledgehammers, etc., have organised a brutal attack on the JNU students yesterday, inside the campus. 35 students have been injured seriously in the 3 hour attack. It is reported the students belonging to the Left Student Unions were targeted. 15 stitches are made on the injury sustained by the President of the JNU Students' Union. Even the teachers who came to protect the students have been attacked. The JNU Students Union has accused that police and security guards stood as silent spectators, when the attack took place. Recently, the JNU Students have organised massive struggles in Delhi, against the fee hike. The JNU students also remain in the forefront of the struggles presently taking place against the CAA. Hence, the attack on JNU students is an attempt to scare them from participating in democratic movements. It is an attempt to strangle the voice of democracy. BSNLEU strongly condemns this cowardly attack on the JNU students.
There are a lot of expectations among Indians about the launching of the 5G service in India. However, as per media reports, 5 spectrum auctioning will not be held in 2020. It is understood that auctioning of 4G spectrum will be held this year and 5G spectrum auctioning is being deferred to 2021. The reasons behind this delay in the auctioning of 5G spectrum are as follows:-
Media reports also say that, Vodafone Idea and Airtel want 5G spectrum auctioning to be delayed, since both these companies are in financial trouble.
The AUAB leaders of Purulia district, West Bengal circle, met Shri Jyotirmoy Singha Mahato, Lok Sabha member of Purulia district and submitted the memorandum. The MP assured do the needful.
The payment of arrears of employees’ EPF contribution, in respect of those for whom GPF was implemented initially, and EPF was implemented subsequently. This case was discussed in the last National Council meeting. However, the decision of the National Council is not yet implemented. This issue was discussed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS with Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Estt.) on 09.11.2017. Dealing of this case has recently been transferred to the Establishment branch, by the Corporate Accounts branch. The GM (Estt.), assured to look into the case and to do the needful.
In Vijayawada SSA, Andhra Pradesh, no regular GMTD was posted for long time. The GMTD, Guntur SSA was given additional charge of GMTD, Vijayawada. Both the BSNLEU and SNEA circle union demanded to the CGM, Andhra Pradesh to give regular posting of GMTD, Vijayawada. Since it is the State Capital of Andhra Pradesh and one person from Guntur cannot manage such a big district. The CHQ of both BSNLEU and SNEA demanded to the Corporate Management to give regular posting of GMTD, Vijayawada. One posting order was issued 3 days before, by the Corporate Office for the post of GMTD, Vijayawada. But the CGM, AP circle was trying not to get posting of the regular GMTD at Vijayawada and wanted to continue with the arrangement of GMTD, Guntur to get additional charge for Vijayawada. Both the circle union objected to this, hence requested the CHQ to take up the issue with Corporate Management. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU and Com. Sebastin, GS, SNEA met Director (HR), Ms. Sujata T. Ray on 2nd February and urged to intervene. The Director (HR) after hearing both, has expressed that the Corporate Office order should be implemented. Later on, both the representatives met GM (Pers.) and demanded for implementation of the Corporate Office order. The GM (Pers.) assured to take necessary action in this regard.
The All India BSNL Working Women’s Coordination Committee (BSNLWWCC) meeting is being held at Bengaluru on 30.06.2018. Together with this meeting, a seminar of the working women is also being organised on the same day. Com. Sudha Sundaraman, former General Secretary of the All India Democratic Women’s Association is addressing this seminar.
A meeting of the AUAB is taking place today. This is, as per the decision taken in the last meeting of the AUAB, held on 02-08-2018. The meeting will mainly review the developments in the issues of Wage Revision, Pension Revision, Subsidiary Tower Company, allotment of 4G spectrum, etc. It will also discuss about BSNL employees' contribution to Kerala.
The 37th meeting of the National Council is being held on 20.11.2018, for which the Corporate Office has issued the notification yesterday. As a prelude to the meeting of the National Council, a meeting of the Staff Side will be held at 15:00 hrs. on 19.11.2018, at Dada Ghosh Bhawan. All Staff Side members of the National Council are requested to kindly attend the meeting.
मार्च टू संचार भवन: सर्किल सेक्रेटरीज कृपया ध्यान दें...
AUAB के निर्णय अनुसार 05-04-2019 को नई दिल्ली में एक विशाल मार्च टू संचार भवन आयोजित किया जा रहा है। BSNLEU के ऑल इंडिया सेन्टर द्वारा मार्च में शिरकत करने हेतु विभिन्न सर्कल्स को कोटा निर्धारित किया जा चुका है। यह एक महत्वपूर्ण कार्यक्रम है। अतः सभी सर्किल सेक्रेटरीज यह सुनिश्चित करें कि उनके सर्किल हेतु निर्धारित संख्या अनुसार हमारे कॉमरेड्स रैली में शामिल हों। दूरस्थ सर्कल्स से आने वाले साथियों के लिए सीएचक्यू द्वारा ठहरने हेतु व्यवस्था की गई है। सर्किल सेक्रेटरीज रैली में शामिल होने वाले अपने कॉमरेड्स की आगमन व प्रस्थान की तारीख व समय महासचिव को व्हाट्सअप पर सूचित करें।
Legendary actor, dramatist and Jnanpith awardee, Girish Karnad passed away today morning. Karnad was 81 and according to reports, he passed away following prolonged illness. He rose as a Kannada playwright in the 1960s and then went on to become a critically acclaimed actor and filmmaker as well. Besides the Jnanpith award, Karnad was also conferred the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. BSNLEU pays its respectful homage to Shri Girish Karnard and conveys heartfelt condolences to his family members.
Madhya Pradesh circle union of BSNLEU organised an inspiring election campaign meeting at Bhopal today. Despite heavy rain in Madhya Pradesh, comrades had gathered massively for this meeting. The programme started with the hoisting of Union flag by Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS. It was followed by paying of floral tributes to Com.S.R. Nayak, the architect of BSNLEU in Madhya Pradesh circle. Com.B.S. Raghuvanshi, Circle President, presided over the meeting. Veteran leaders including Com.S.P.Srivastav and Com.H.S. Thakur, were on the dias. Com.Prakash Sharma, Circle Secretary, welcomed everyone and delivered a brief and inspiring speech. Thereafter, Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, addressed the meeting. In his speech, the General Secretary referred to the various doubts prevailing in the minds of the employees, in respect of the future of the Company and that of the employees and clarified all the doubts. The General Secretary confidently asserted that the united trade union movement of BSNLEU will definitely overcome the present challenges faced by BSNL and ultimately will turn BSNL into a prospering Public Sector Company. The General Secretary also explained about the various issues of the Non-Executives taken up / settled after the last Membership Verification.
More than 3 lakh bank employees are on a one day strike today, throughout the country. The strike has been called on by the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and the Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI), opposing the merger of 10 Public Sector Banks, reducing their number to 4 and also against the other steps being taken by the Modi government, in the name of banking sector reforms, which are nothing but steps intended to kill the Public Sector Banks.
The All India Centre has decided that rallies / human chains should be organised throughout the country on 07.01.2020, for mobilising the employees for the General Strike to be held on 08.01.2020. This has already been communicated to all. CHQ calls upon the circle and district unions to organise the rallies / human chains successfully tomorrow.
(1) Com. Rajender Singh, District President, Rs.5,000/-
(2) Com. Ramesh Chand, Organising Secretary (CHQ) - Rs.2,100/-
(3) Com. Vipin Soni, ADS - Rs.2,100/-
(4) Com. Rajender Prasad, Distt. Treasurer - Rs.1,100/-
(5) Com. Karan Singh, Br. Secry, MGH - Rs.1,100/-
(6) Com. Jyoti Yadav, JE, Narnaul - Rs.1,100/-
(7) Com. Nand Lal, Br. Secry, NUL - Rs.1,000/-
(8) Com. Dharampal, Br. Secry, RWR - Rs.1,000/-
(9) Com. C.P. Muchhal, Ex.Member, WWCC - Rs.1,000/-
(10) Com. Nisha Yadav, JE, MGH - Rs.1,000/-
(11) Com. Lalit Yadav, JE, Kosli - Rs.1,000/-
(12) Com. Arvind Kumar, JE, Kanina - Rs.1,000/-
(13) Com. Mula Ram, JE, TXN RWR - Rs.500/-
(14) Sh. Harkesh Yadav, JTO, Rewari - Rs.500/-
(15) Com. Naveen Kumar, JE, DHR, Rs.500/-
CHQ has given call to collect donations to the “Contract Workers Relief Fund”, with the purpose of providing relief to the contract workers, during the lock-down period. Many circles have done a good job in collecting donations, as well as in distributing food materials to the contract workers. CHQ requests all the circle secretaries to immediately send a brief report on this to the CHQ. The report should contain:-
This request may be treated as urgent.
AUAB leaders met Shri V.K. Sreekantan, Member of the Lok Sabha from Palakkad, yesterday, and submitted memorandum. Delay in launching 4G by BSNL and it's revival were explained to the MP, who assured to do the needful.