A meeting of the Recognised Unions and Management on Group Term Insurance (GTI) was held on 25.03.2019. From Management Side, Shri Ashutosh Gupta, GM (Trg.) and Shri Goyal, DGM(Trg.), were present. BSNLEU was represented by Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com.Gakul Borah, Treasruer (CHQ). NFTE BSNL was represented by Com.Chandeswar Singh, GS and Com.Islamn Ahmed, President. At the outset the Management given the following informations to the Recognised Unions.
The representatives of the Recognised Unions expressed that they will discussed the matter in their respective levels and will come up with their suggestions / proposals within a short time.
It is interesting to note that the government is moving the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to debar two companies which are engaged by the BSNL Management in the past, for the revival of BSNL. One is Deloitte and the other is BSR, which is an arm of the KPMG. Both, Deloitte and BSR, had earlier acted as auditors of the Infrastructure leasing and Finance Services (IL& FS). A massive corruption of Rs.95,000 crore has taken place in IL&FS, as a result of which that company has collapsed now. The Corporate Affairs Ministry has alleged that both the Deloitte and BSR (KPMG) have helped in the commitment of Rs. 95,000 crore. Based on the recommendations of Deloitte and KPMG, BSNL Management had taken many steps for the revival of BSNL. Now, all can understand what sort of advise/ recommendations could have been given by these two companies, for the revival of BSNL.
[Source: Times of India dt. 11.06.2019]
Com.Animesh Mitra, President, addressed a well attended meeting at Durgabpur on 25.08.2019. It was a well attended meeting, even though it was a Sunday. Com.Animesh Mitra, President, addressed the meeting and explained about the financial revival of BSNL as well as the achievements of BSNLEU since the last Membership Verification.
As per notice given by the BSNLEU, the Regional Labour Commissioner (Central), New Delhi, Shri Raj Bahadur, invited BSNLEU to attend the conciliation on 6th January, 2020. BSNLEU was represented by Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Management Side was represented by Shri A.K. Sinha, DGM(SR). The representative of the Union submitted view points from the Union. Finally, RLC requested the Union to hold the agitation in a peaceful manner.
The ILO (International Labour Organisation) has appealed to the Prime Minister of India to intervene in the violations of Labour Laws in the country. In the letter addressed on 22nd May, 2020, to the 10 Central Trade Unions of India, the ILO has informed that, the Prime Minister of India has been appealed to send a clear message to the central and state governments, regarding the violation of Labour Laws. In it’s letter, the ILO has requested the Prime Minister, to up hold India’s international commitments. This letter has been written by Mr. Karen Curtis, Chief of the Freedom of Association Branch of the ILO, on behalf of the Director General of the ILO.
In today’s National Council meeting, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Secretary, Staff Side, demanded in his initial remarks that the Management should implement Plan Rs.429/- to the Non-Executives, in the place of Rs.200/- SIM. As per plan Rs.429/-, unlimited voice calls and 1 GB data per day are being given for a period of 3 months. The Director (HR), who is the Chairperson of the National Council accepted this demand.
A meeting of the “All Unions and Associations of BSNL” has been scheduled to be held at 3:30 PM tomorrow. However, this meeting has been postponed, in view of the meeting to be held with the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications at 5:00 PM tomorrow.
The All Unioins and Associations of BSNL Karnataka Circle organised a fantastic candle light demonstration, in front of Town Hall, Bengaluru on the evening of 19th April 2018. Permission was not granted for March to Raj Bhawan, in view of the election code of discipline. The Governor and ADC did not give appointment, hence the memorandum was submitted in the Governor's office.
In the meeting held with the Core Committee on 11.06.2018, the CMD BSNL briefed about the Management’s decision to give 12% discount to the retailers. In the meeting, Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, raised the demand that the Management should put in place a plan to pay incentive to the employees who do marketing. This will motivate the employees in doing intensive marketing, he pointed out. The CMD BSNL readily agreed of this demand. When asked, as to when the Incentive Plan would be put in place, the CMD BSNL replied that it would be finalised within a month.
A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) was held yesterday, the 23.08.2018, at BSNL MS office. The meeting was presided over by Com. Ravi Shil Verma, GS, AIGETOA. The meeting was attended by:-
BSNLEU : Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, and Com.Swapan Chakraborty,Dy.GS.
NFTE : Com.Chandeswar Singh, GS, Com. K.S.Sheshadri, Dy.GS and Com.A.Rajamouli.
SNEA : Com.K.Sebastin, GS.
AIGETOA : Com.Ravi Shil Verma,GS.
BSNLMS : Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, Com.Mallikarjuna, President.
ATM BSNL : Com.Revti Prasad, AGS.
BSNL OA : Com.H.P.Singh, Dy.GS.
The meeting observed one minute’s silence to condole the death of the people, who have lost their lives in the recent floods in Kerala.
The following decisions are taken in the meeting.
A meeting of the AUAB was held today the 25.03.2019, in the NFTE BSNL office. The representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, BSNL OA, BSNL MS, AIGETOA and BSNL ATM were present. The meeting was presided over by Com.Chandeswar Singh, Chairman, AUAB and GS, NFTE BSNL. The meeting reviewed the preparation for the ensuing March to Sanchar Bhawan programme to be held on 05th April, 2019. All the unions and associations had given their expected number of members to be participated in the programme. The meeting decided to prepare a poster and the same will be send to all circles for circulation. The meeting further decided that the leaders of AUAB will be approaching to all political parties with request to address the gathering of the employees on that day. It is also decided that the General Secretaries / Representatives of AUAB will meet CMD BSNL on 27.03.2019 against repressive measures taken by the Management under FR 17A.
A meeting was held between Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), BSNL, and the trade unions participating in the 8th January, 2020 General Strike. BSNLEU and NFTE BSNL participated in the discussion. BSNLEU was represented by Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com.R.S. Chauhan, Vice-President. The Union representatives explained the demands of the General Strike to the Director (HR). The Director (HR) appealed to the unions to maintain BSNL's services without any disturbance. Shri A.M. Gupta, GM(SR) was also present from the Management.
1) Com.Tarun kunar Nayak Br. Secy, Udala – Rs.5,000/-
2) Com. Ramachandra, Hembram Branch president, Udala - Rs.5,000/-
3) Com. Paramananda Mohanta, Udala - Rs.5,000/-
4) Com. Narayan Ch Jena, Circle Org. Secy . – Rs.3,000/-
5) Com. R N Sahoo, DS, Dhenkanal – Rs.2,000/-
6) Com. S R Samal, DS, Keonjhar - Rs.1,000/-
7) Com. Abhi Swain, Dist President, Keonjhar - Rs. 1,000/-
8) Com. Kailash ch Biswal, Dist Treasurer, Keonjhar – Rs.1,000/-
9) Com.Tarun Kunar Nayak, Branch Secretary, Udala – Rs.5,000/-
10) Com. Sarat Mohanty, DS, Bhubaneswar - Rs.2,000/-
11) Com. Panchnan Mohanty, DS, ETP – Rs.1,100/-
His world record for most goals, scored by an individual in the men’s hockey final of the Olympics, still remains unbeaten.
Three-time Olympic gold medal-winning hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. has passed away. The 95 year old iconic hockey player breathed his last on 25th May, 2020. Under his stewardship, India won gold medal in men’s hockey in three Olympic Games. The greatness of Balbir Singh Sr. could be measured from the fact that, his world record for most goals scored by an individual in men’s hockey final of the Olympics, still remains unbeaten. BSNLEU pays it’s respectful homage to the great Hockey Icon.
[Source: The Hindu dated May 25, 2020]
The AUAB leaders met Shri Ajit Kumar Bhutan, Rajya Sabha member, Assam, today and submitted the memorandum. The leaders sought the intervention of the Rajya Sabha member in the early launching of BSNL’s 4G service as well as the speedy implementation of the Revival Package. The MP assured to the needful.
The last date for submission of memorandum to the Hon’ble MPs has been changed. Now the memorandum will be submitted to the Hon’ble MPs before 30.11.2017. A copy of the memorandum will be circulated within a day or two. All circle and district secretaries are requested to make note of this and arrange to submit the memorandum to the Hon’ble MPs, in coordination with all unions and associations.
The meeting of the Designations Committee has been scheduled to be held at 11:00 AM tomorrow. However, Corporate Office has intimated that the meeting is postponed due to administrative reasons.
The AUAB, Madhya Pradesh circle, conducted March to Raj Bhawan, in the route permitted by the police. A meeting took place between the Governor of Madhya Pradesh and memorandum was submitted. Com.G.L.Jogi, Senior leader, SNEA, who was present in Bhopal, participated. Memorandum was handed over to Her Excellency Governor , Smt Anandi Ben Patel in Governor House, Bhopal. Com G L Jogi, Com Prakash Sharma, CS, BSNLEU, Com Dutta Majumdar, CS, SNEA and Com Parvez, CS, AIBSNLEA were in the delegation. Governor patiently heard our issue and discussed with delegation for almost 15 minutes.
Leaders of the AUAB, Kerala circle, met Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, DoT today at Thiruvananthapuram. They submitted a memorandum to her, demanding financial support to BSNL, to rebuild it’s infrastructure devastated in the floods. They also demanded settlement of 3rd pay revision, pension revision, Pension Contribution on actual basic pay, allotment of 4G spectrum, and rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company. CGM, Kerala and other top officers of Kerala circle were also there in the meeting. The Secretary, DoT gave a patient hearing and assured to look into the issues.