The AUAB has given call to conduct a March to Sanchar Bhawan on 05.04.2019. At this juncture, some mischief mongers are trying to confuse the employees. They are asking what is the use of conducting a March at Delhi, when the Code of Conduct has already been put in place ? It is true that government cannot not take any policy decision after the Code of Conduct came into force. At the same time, a lot of works has to be done by the DoT, for the financial revival of BSNL, even while the Code of Conduct is in force. For example, the issue of implementation of Government Rule on payment of pension contribution, does not attract the Code of Conduct. It is only implementation of the already existing government order, in respect of BSNL. Similarly, giving approval for BSNL’s Land Management Policy, by the DoT, can be done even when the Code of Conduct is imposed. This will help BSNL to immediately monetise it’s vacant lands and to generate huge revenue. Giving approval for BSNL to take bank loans for it’s operational expenditures, is another important issue, which does not attract the Code of Conduct. Even on the 3rd Pay Revision issue, the DoT should complete it’s groundwork now itself, so that the new government can take a final call immediately after the Parliament elections. And why the DoT is not doing all these, is the most important question. It is because of DoT’s anti-BSNL mindset. Hence, the March to Sanchar Bhawan is very much required at this point of time.
The NITI Aayog has been reconstituted. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar have become ex officio members. Rajiv Kumar continues to be the Vice- Chairman. Soon after the reconstitution of the NITI Aayog, Rajiv Kumar has given an outline of it's action programme. He has stated that 46 PSUs may be privatised or shut down. He has further stated that the 44 Indian Labour Laws, which are complicated, will be amended and will be categorised into 4 Labour Codes. The Vice-Chairman has also stated that a land bank would be created from the unutilised lands of the Public Sector Enterprises, and would be offered to foreign investors. Finally, Rajiv Kumar has stated that the actions of the NITI Aayog will make the foreign investors happy.
Shri Arun Jaitley, former Finance Minister and one of the senior most leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, passed away today. He had undergone kidney transplantation earlier, and had not been keeping well for some time. Due to his deteriorating health condition, Shri Jaitley declined to contest in the recent Parliament elections. In the death of Shri Arun Jaitley, the nation has lost a seasoned politician. BSNLEU pays it’s respectful homage to Shri Arun Jaitley and also conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to his family members.
Qassim Soleimani, the top Army General of Iran was killed yesterday, while he was in the Baghdad Airport. He was killed in a sophisticated air attack by the United States. An MQ-9 Reaper drone of the US, fired missiles at the Baghdad Airport, killing Suleiman on the spot. Killing the top Army General of Iran is nothing but openly declaring a war on that country by the United States. Undoubtedly, this is a terrorist act. This killing has triggered tension around the world. Many countries including France, China and Russia have condemned this provocative action of the United States.
(1) Com.Tarun Kunar Nayak, Branch Secretary, Udala – Rs.5,000/-
(2) Com. Sarat Mohanty, DS, Bhubaneswar - Rs.2,000/-
(3) Com. Panchnan Mohanty, DS, ETP – Rs.1,100/-
BSNLEU ने यह कर दिखाया- लॉकडाउन पीरियड के दौरान सफलतापूर्वक राष्ट्रव्यापी प्रदर्शन आयोजित किए गए...
किसी भी प्रकार की ट्रेड यूनियन कार्यवाही करने के लिए यह अत्यंत कठिन समय है। कोविड-19 की रोकथाम के लिए देश भर में लॉकडाउन किया गया है। नागरिकों की स्वतंत्रता पूर्वक आवाजाही पर कड़े प्रतिबंध है। इसके बावजूद, BSNLEU के CHQ ने यह सीखा दिया कि कुछ राज्य सरकारों द्वारा दमनपूर्वक कार्य के घंटों में वृद्धि करने, कॉन्ट्रैक्ट वर्कर्स के साथ की जा रही नाइंसाफी और साथ ही वेतन भुगतान में विलंब और मेडिकल सुविधाओं में की गई कटौती के खिलाफ राष्ट्रव्यापी विरोध करने का ये उपयुक्त समय है। यह अत्यंत सुखद है कि BSNLEU के सर्किल और डिस्ट्रिक्ट लेवल के लीडर्स ने स्थिति की गंभीरता को महसूस करते हुए, सोशल डिस्टनसिंग का पालन करते हुए, बेहद सफलतापूर्वक भोजन अवकाश में प्रदर्शन आयोजित किए हैं। अधिकांश सर्कल्स में कार्यक्रम अत्यंत प्रभावी रुप से आयोजित किया गया है। BSNLEU ने एक बार पुनः यह साबित कर दिया है कि वह एक संघर्षशील संगठन है। CHQ, सर्किल और डिस्ट्रिक्ट लेवल के उन सभी लीडर्स को बधाई देता है, जिन्होंने सफलतापूर्वक कार्यक्रम आयोजित किया। CHQ, लॉकडाउन के प्रभावी होने के बावजूद प्रदर्शन में शिरकत करने वाले सभी कॉमरेड्स को भी सलाम करता है।
The AUAB leaders of Amritsar district, Punjab circle, met Shri Shwait Malik , at his residence in Amritsar today and submitted the memorandum. The AUAB delegation explained the problems being faced by BSNL in starting 4G service and also matters related to the revival of the Company. The Member of Parliament gave a patient hearing and assured to do the needful.
The Mahapadav (relay dharna), called on by the Central Trade Unions, as well as by the Independent Federations and Unions, successfully came to an end today. Today’s participation in the Mahapadav, by the workers, is more than the first day and the second day. Especially, women workers massively participated in today’s programme. Around 1,000 members of BSNLEU participated today. CHQ heartily congratulates the various circle unions of BSNLEU, for massively mobilising the workers in the Mahapadav.
Shri Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Communications, informed the Parliament yesterday that BSNL will roll out it’s 4G service this year. The Minister has told the Parliament that BSNL has submitted a DPR (Detailed Project Report) to the DoT in this regard. The BSNL has demanded allotment 5MHz spectrum in the 2100 MHz band from the government, for providing 4G service."BSNL has sought from the DoT Rs. 6,652 crore as equity infusion out of total spectrum cost of Rs.13,885 crore. BSNL will pay the balance Rs.7,233 crore of spectrum cost in ten annual instalments from its internal accruals," Shri Sinha said in a written statement to the Rajya Sabha. BSNL has also planned to install 10,000 mobile BTSs in all its telecom circles.
(Source : PTI - Feb 2, 2018, 06.24PM)
It is already intimated that a meeting of the Staff Side would be held on 11.06.2018. The timing of this meeting is changed, and it will now be held at 15:00 hrs at Dada Ghosh Bhawan.
A massive March to Sanchar Bhawan is being organised at New Delhi on 05-04-2019, as per the decision of the AUAB. The All India Centre of BSNLEU has already allotted quota to various circle unions, for mobilising comrades to the rally. This is a very important programme. Hence, all the circle unions are requested to kindly ensure that, the allotted number of comrades are mobilised from their circles. CHQ has arranged staying accommodation for the comrades coming from the faraway circles. Circle Secretaries may kindly inform the General Secretary on WhatsApp immediately, about the arrival and departure dates and times of the participants.
The Ghaziabad CEC meeting has called on the circle unions to take special care to form the circle level committees of BSNL Working Women’s Coordination Committees (BSNL WWCC), wherever the same is not formed. The CEC meeting has fixed the target of forming circle level committees of the BSNL WWCC in Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat circles, before the next CEC meeting. Since the Extended CEC meeting is likely to be held at the end of July, 2019, the above mentioned circle unions are requested to immediately act and take necessary steps to implement the decision of the CEC meeting.
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.