The meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held today, has taken the decision that a meeting of all the circle secretaries of the unions and associations should be held on 18.11.2017. In that meeting, ways and means of effectively organising the human chain, as well as the two day strike, should be discussed and decisions should be taken. This decision has been taken since complaints are being received that there is no proper coordination between the circle secretaries of the unions and associations in some circles. Circle secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to take the initiative and to organise the meeting successfully, and to develop cordial relationship and better understanding between all the unions and associations. This is a must for strengthening our unity. Our unity and struggle alone can achieve wage revision, and can stop BSNL being broken to pieces, by forming a Subsidiary Tower Company.
Recently, the US President Donald Trump made the announcement of making Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This was vehemently opposed by a large number of countries. Israel is an aggressor. It has forcibly occupied large areas belonging to Palestine. In this background, the announcement made by Donald Trump has enraged the World Nations. The United Nations General Assembly took into consideration a resolution yesterday, to reject the proposal of Donald Trump to make Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 128 countries, including India, voted against the proposal of Donald Trump. These countries include the strong allies of the US, like UK, France, Germany, Spain, etc. Prior to the voting Donald Trump want against the nations which were likely to vote against him. He told that the countries take hundreds of millions of dollars from the US, but vote against it. Despite the threatenings of Donald Trump, 128 nations have declared in the UN General Assembly that they would not accept the decision of Donald Trump. The US is once again isolated in the United Nations General Assembly.
The Steering Committee of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, in their request letter dated 10.01.2018, had sought a meeting with Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble MoS(C). Serious efforts are being made by the Steering Committee, to discuss the burning issues with him. Under these circumstances, the meeting that was expected to be held with the Hon’ble MoS(C) yesterday did not materialise.
The Rajbhavan March organised by AUAB Kerala Circle was a grand success. Employees participated in the March massively, which started from Meuseum junction. The March was inaugurated by Com. B. Satyan MLA. Sri. V. R. Prathapan District President INTUC, Com. C. Vijayamma State Vice President AITUC, Confederation State General secretary Com. P. V. Rajendran, NFPE State Convener Com. P. K. Muraleedharan, AIBDPA All India Treasurer Com. R. Aravindakshan Nair, AIBSNLEA state Secretary Com. V. Shaji, NFTE State Secretary Com. S. P. Mohanakumar, FNTO Dist. Secretary Karamana Lal, AIGETOA Circle Secretary Com. S. Saheer, TEPU Circle president Com. Thomson, BSNLEU former Circle Secretary Com. K. Mohanan addressed the huge gathering Com. C. Santhoshkumar Circle Secretary BSNLEU and Convener AUAB welcomed the gathering and Com.T.Santhoshkumar Circle Secretary SNEA presided.
वेकैंसी ईयर 2017-18 के लिए 50% कोटा अंतर्गत JTO(T) LICE की अधिसूचना जारी...
BSNLEU द्वारा बीएसएनएल मैनेजमेंट पर 50% कोटा अंतर्गत JTO(T) LICE आयोजित करने हेतु निरंतर रूप से दबाव बनाया जा रहा था। वेकैंसी ईयर 2016-17 के लिए 20.01.2019 को परीक्षा आयोजित करने हेतु अधिसूचित किया जा चुका है। अब वेकैंसी ईयर 2017-18 के लिए 50% कोटा अंतर्गत JTO(T) LICE आयोजित करने हेतु कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस की रिक्रूटमेंट ब्रांच ने पत्र (letter no.12-04/2018-Rectt. dated 18.01.2019) जारी कर दिया है। इस परीक्षा के ऑनलाइन रजिस्ट्रेशन हेतु आवेदन 18.02.2019 से लिए जाएंगे। रजिस्ट्रेशन हेतु अंतिम तिथि 18.03.2019 है। ऑनलाइन परीक्षा 28.04.2019 को होगी।
In the meeting held with Shri S.K. Gupta, Director (Finance) today, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, demanded early allotment of funds to J&K circle for the payment of arrears of Special Concessions / Facilities to the employees working in Kashmir Valley. The Director (Finance) assured to look into it.
A campaign meeting of BSNLEU Bikaner District held on 27.08.2019. The meeting was attended by a large number of Employees of Bikaner District. Com. Gulam Husain, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Bikaner District welcomed all. Com. Kamal Sinh Gohil, President, presided over the meeting. Com M.K. Dave, Vice President (CHQ), Com. P.K. Jain, Organising Secretary (CHQ), Com. Ashok Pareek, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU Rajasthan Circle, addressed the meeting and explained the issues and present status of BSNL and important role of BSNLEU to save BSNL. All members pledged to make BSNLEU victorious in 8th Membership Verification. Meeting concluded with vote of thanks from Com. Rajendra Sinh Binawara, District President BSNLEU, Bikaner District.
All circle and district secretaries are requested to note that the date of the human chain programme is changed. It will now take place on 23.11.2017. The meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held today, has made this change, with a view to facilitate more time for the mobilisation. It is also decided that the human chain should be organised during lunch hour on 23.11.2017. Further, it is also decided that placards, containing our demands on wage revision and subsidiary tower company, should be prominently displayed during the human chain, with a view to take our message effectively to the public. CHQ requests all the circle and district unions to organise the programme effectively, in coordination with other unions and associations.
Airtel, India’s biggest telecom service provider, is also having a very big loan amount. As on December, 31, 2017, Airtel’s consolidated debt is Rs.91,714 crores. Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel), which is a major stake holder in Airtel, is intending to invest another Rs.2,649 crore in Airtel. With this, Singtel’s stake in Airtel will reach 48.9%.
[Source: Times of India dated 06.02.2018]
The government’s attempt to privatise Air India, by selling 76% of it’s shares had failed. There was no one to buy Air India. So, now, the government is trying to some how sell out Air India, by giving more concessions to the buyers. In tune with this, the government is proposing to sell all the 100% shares, instead of the earlier proposal to sell only 76% shares. It is needless to say that the government may come forward to give more and more concessions to the private companies, to ensure Air India’s privatisation.
[Source: Times of India dt. 12.06.2018]
BSNLEU is persistently taking up the issue of downgradation of Sr.TOAs from 7100 pay scale to 6550 pay scale. The issue was prominently discussed with the CMD BSNL in the meeting held on 10.07.2018. The CMD BSNL agreed to settle it and thereafter a series of meetings took place between the Director (HR), Sr.GM(Estt.), etc. Prior to our Mysuru All India Conference, an understanding was reached between BSNLEU and the Sr.GM(Estt.), according to which it was agreed to give one more opportunity to the affected Sr.TOAs, for exercising a fresh option under NEPP. This opportunity will help them to rectify whatever wrong option they had given earlier, as a result of which their pay scale was downgraded from 7100 to 6550. However, the Establishment Branch is unnecessarily delaying the issuing of this letter. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Shri Saurabh Tyagi, Sr.GM(Estt.) yesterday, and expressed their unhappiness over the unwarranted delay. Surprisingly, in yesterday’s meeting, the Sr.GM(Estt.) told that they are now looking into the implications in giving such a fresh option, with regards to the retired employees. The Union representatives insisted that the Corporate Office should take a speedy decision in this regard and that the letter should be issued immediately, as was agreed upon.
ग़ाज़ियाबाद में होने वाली सीईसी मीटिंग को अध्यक्ष, CITU और उप महासचिव, WFTU संबोधित करेंगे...
BSNLEU की ग़ाज़ियाबाद में 6 और 7 अप्रैल 2019 को होने जा रही सीईसी मीटिंग ऐसे समय हो रही है जब BSNL गंभीर संकट में है, जिसके गहरे असर से बीएसएनएल कर्मियों का भविष्य भी प्रभावित होगा। इसीलिए यह मीटिंग निर्धारित समयावधि के दो माह पूर्व ही की जा रही है। कॉम के हेमलता, अध्यक्ष, CITU सीईसी मीटिंग का शुभारंभ करेंगी। कॉम स्वदेश रॉय, उप महासचिव, WFTU भी संबोधित करेंगे।
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, met Shri S.K. Gupta, Director (Finance) today and discussed about the following issues.
(1) Corporate Office letter, directing the circles to cut down the strength of contract workers.
(2) Non- Payment of wages to the contract workers, for month together.
The representatives demanded early allotment of funds to clear the wage arrears of contract workers. They also pointed out that further retrenchment of contract workers would seriously hamper maintenance works. In reply the Director (Finance) replied that the financial condition of BSNL is extremely serious, and that needful action would be taken, subject to the availability of funds. He also told that the financial condition of the company has forced the Management to take the unpleasant decision to cut down the strength of contract workers, since they are left with no other option. Still, the representatives urged upon the Director (Finance) to review the decision.
Com.M.K. Dave, Vice President (CHQ) is touring in Rajasthan circle, together with Com.Ashok Pareek, Circle Secretary, Com.P.K. Jain, Organising Secretary (CHQ) and other senior leaders of the circle. The leaders have conducted successful meetings at Churu, Jhunjhunu and Nagaur. The financial crisis being faced by BSNL, the role of the government in weakening the Company and the demands of the AUAB for the revival of BSNL, were explained. The common workers are responding well to the addresses made by the leaders.
1) Com. Sujit Ganguly, ADS, CNTL - Rs. 5000.00
2) Com. Supriya Datta, Ex. VP, NTH - Rs. 5000.00
3) Com. Subrata Ghosh DS NTH - Rs. 5000.00
4) Com. Anjana Mitra, VP JDP - Rs. 4000.00
5) Com. Joydeb Adhikari, ADS,JDP - Rs.2000.00
6) Com. Samit Das Choudhary, ADS JDP - Rs. 1000.00
7) Com. Swati Das, Rtd JDP - Rs. 2000.00
8) Com. Subrata Mondal, ALP - Rs. 1000.00
9) Com. Rahul Pandit, ALP - Rs. 1000.00
10) Com. Asit Bose, Org. Secy - Rs. 1000.00
11) Com. Israfil Shaikh, VP - Rs. 2000.00
12) Com. Shambhunath Malakar, Org. Secy. - Rs. 1000.00
13) Com. Amulya Halder, VP JDP - Rs. 2000.00
14) Com. Kajal Roy, Org Secy JDP - Rs. 2000.00
15) Com. Subrata Mitra, VP, JDP - Rs.1000.00
16) Com. Subhasis Saha, Org Secy JDP - Rs. 2000.00
17) Com. Dilip Bhattacharjee, ADS JDP - Rs 1500.00
18) Com. Tapan Patra, VP, JDP - Rs. 2000.00
19) Com. Pijush Kanti Das Org Secy - Rs. 2000.00
20) Com. Biplab Biswas, ADS NTH - Rs. 2000.00
21) Com. Debraj Ghosh ADS NTH - Rs. 1000.00
22) Com. Sk Sahajada Treasure, NTH - Rs. 1000.00
23) Com. Ajit Das, Org Secy NTH - Rs. 1000.00
24) Com. Sankar Kesar Nepal, Org. Secy - Rs. 2000.00
25) Com. Jayanta Ghosh, ACS - Rs. 2000.00
26) Com. Subrata Paul, DS, BDN - Rs. 2000.00
27) Com. Jayanta Mukherjee, Org. Secy - Rs. 1000.00
28) Com. Ramsundar Basu, ACS - Rs. 2000.00
29) Com. Nirmalya Ganguly, DS, JDP - Rs. 2000.00
30) Com. Sutapa Paul, DP, ALP - Rs. 2000.00
31) Com. Nirmal Paul, Ex. DS, ALP - Rs. 1000.00
32) Com. Biswajit Fouzdar, DP, JDP - Rs. 2000.00
33) Com. Dipankar Majumdar, ADS, JDP - Rs. 1000.00
With the view to mitigate the sufferings of the contract workers during the lock-down period, the CHQ of BSNLEU gave call for raising a “Contract Workers Relief Fund. So far, 20 circle unions have collected Rs.65,62,402/-. These donations have been collected from the employees, retirees, Executives and other well-wishers. Apart from this, the SNEA, Karnataka circle union, has collected Rs.7.5 lakh. Despite the restrictions imposed in movements during this lock-down period, a major part of the donations collected have already been distributed to the contract workers as relief, in the form of food materials. The AIIEA and CITU also have distributed relief in certain parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka circles. The CHQ of BSNLEU salutes all the 20 circle unions, their leaders and the district unions for collecting this huge amount at a very tough time and also for making arrangements to successfully distribute the relief materials. The CHQ also expresses gratitude from the depth of it's heart, to all the employees, retirees, Executives and well wishers, who have generously donated for the Contract Workers Relief Fund. The details of circle wise donations collected are given in the list attached.