A meeting of the “All Unions and Associations of BSNL” will be held at New Delhi tomorrow. The meeting will take place at BSNL MS office, Atul Grove Road. The meeting will discuss and decide about the details, as per which the Satyagraha (from 30.01.2018 to 03.02.2018) and the Work According to Rule struggles are to be conducted.
In today’s meeting with Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR), Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, expressed his concern about the BSNL Management’s trend of curtailing the existing facilities of the employees, with a view to reduce the expenditure of the Company. The GS told the Director (HR) that, the Director (Finance) should call a meeting with all the unions and associations to find out the ways and means of curtail the wasteful expenditure. The GS expressed the hope that such a meeting will really bring out valuable suggestions to reduce the expenditure. The Director (HR) appreciated the suggestion of the GS and directed Shri Yashwanth Nath Singh, GM (BFCI) to take the initiative to organise such a meeting.
It has already been announced that the 9th All India Conference of BSNLEU is being conducted at Mysuru, Karnataka circle. The Karnataka circle union has formed the Reception Committee for conducting the All India Conference. The office-bearers of the Reception Committee are as follows:-
President : Com. M.C. Balakrishna
Working President : Com. H.V. Sudharshan
General Secretary : Com. C.K. Gundanna
Treasurer : Com. J.V. Keshav
It has also been decided that all the Karnataka circle office-bearers and district secretaries of Karnataka circle union of BSNLEU, shall be the members of the Reception Committee.
Dussehara marks the victory of the goodness over the evil. On this occasion BSNLEU conveys it’s warm greetings to one and all.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, being the General Secretary of the biggest trade union in BSNL, is playing a leading role, in organising continuous struggles, to safeguard BSNL and the employees. Ever since becoming the General Secretary of BSNLEU in 2010, Com.P.Abhimanyu, has played a leading role in organising many strikes. He has played a prominent role in organising the 3 day strike also, demanding settlement of 3rd Pay Revision and revival of BSNL. On 1st and 2nd March, 2019, Com.P.Abhimanyu attended the 14th Congress of the WFTU- TUI (Transport and Communications) at Istanbul. He has made an inspiring speech in this 14th Congress, about the telecommunications sector in India and globally. It is also a matter of pride for all of us that, the WFTU-TUI, (Transport and Communications) has elected Com.P.Abhimanyu as the Convenor of the Trade Unions of Communications Sector.
However, some cowards are spreading a poster through Whatsapp, maligning Com.P. Abhimanyu’s Istanbul trip, stating that, the General Secretary of BSNLEU is going on foreign tour, when the employees are not being paid salary. The cowards who spread this poster, are only trying to divert the attention of the employees from the real problem. BSNL is unable to pay salary to the employees, and the government is solely responsible for creating such a miserable situation for BSNL. But, the cowards link non-payment of salary to Com.P.Abbhimanyu’s Istanbul trip. This attempt is mischievous and condemnable. It is reliably learnt that a member of NFTE from Jabalpur is behind this mischief. This miscreant is continuously making postings on his face book, and sending WhatsApp messages, maligning BSNLEU and it's General Secretary. This miscreant had spread a similar poster on a previous occasion also. BSNLEU has taken this matter to the notice of the General Secretary, NFTE. We hope that needful action will be taken against this miscreant, by the NFTE leadership.
Airtel has reported a net loss of Rs.2,866 crore for the first quarter (April to June) of the 2019-20 financial year. The Company had posted a net profit of Rs.97 crore in the corresponding period of the last financial year. This is the first time in it’s 14 years of existence, that Airtel has posted net loss.
BSNL has completed 19 years of it’s existence and has entered into the 20th year today. It is a misfortune that the Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL are compelled to observe a protest day on this very foundation day of BSNL. As per the call of BSNLEU, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, BSNL MS, BSNL ATM and BSNL OA, protest day was observed throughout the country and powerful lunch hour demonstrations were organised, demanding immediate allotment of 4G spectrum, payment of salary, financial assistance to BSNL in the form of soft loan, opposition to the rolling back of retirement age from 60 to 58, etc. A large number of Executives and Non-Executives have participated in these demonstrations.
Karnataka circle has done a good job in collecting contributions to the Contract Workers Relief Fund. Utilising this fund, various district unions in the circle are providing relief to the contract workers in the form of food materials.
Bellary: - As per the call of the CHQ, BSNLEU, Bellary district UNION, collected Rs.33,000/- as Contract Workers Relief Fund. From this, 30 contract workers were provided with 25 kgs. of rice bags. The comrades of Bellary, under the leadership of com.M.D. Fazal, District Secretary, provided the relief materials.
Dharward: - 230 bags of food materials were distributed to the contract workers in places like Hubballi, Dharward, Gadag and Ranebennur. Com.N.D. Patil, District Secretary, Com.Harish Doddamani, District President and other district office-bearers participated in these activities.
ऑल इंडिया सेन्टर द्वारा चेन्नई टेलीफोन सर्किल में प्रजातांत्रिक कार्यसंचालन की सुनिश्चितता के लिए अनुशासनात्मक कार्यवाही की गई..
विगत कुछ समय से चेन्नई टेलीफोन्स में कुछ गंभीर किस्म की संगठनात्मक समस्याएं चल रही है। सर्किल एग्जीक्यूटिव कमिटी की मीटिंग में अनुशासनहीनता और अनियंत्रित व्यवहार के मामले CHQ के संज्ञान में लाए गए थे। परिस्थिति में सुधार के उद्देश्य से महासचिव स्वयं चेन्नई सर्किल की 4 से 5 सर्किल एग्जीक्यूटिव कमिटी की मीटिंग में कॉम चेल्लप्पा, AGS के साथ उपस्थित हुए हैं। किन्तु, स्थिति में सुधार नही हुआ। विगत 2 सर्किल एग्जीक्यूटिव कमिटी की मीटिंग में , एक बार पुनः, कुछ कॉमरेड्स के अनियंत्रित और अनुशासनहीन व्यवहार की रिपोर्ट्स CHQ को प्राप्त हुई है। इस मुद्दे पर ऑल इंडिया सेन्टर की मीटिंग में भी कई बार चर्चा की जा चुकी है। अंततः, यूनियन के संविधान की धारा 10(b)(ii) के अनुसार, ऑल इंडिया सेन्टर द्वारा एक सर्किल ऑर्गनाइजिंग सेक्रेटरी को उनके पद से हटा दिया गया है और एक वर्ष के लिए यूनियन में किसी भी स्तर पर उनके ऑफिस बेयरर बनने पर प्रतिबंध भी लगा दिया गया है। चेन्नई टेलीफोन सर्किल में प्रजातांत्रिक कार्यसंचालन की सुनिश्चितता के लिए यह अनुशासनात्मक कार्यवाही जरूरी हो गई थी।
After the entry of Reliance Jio on 5th September last year, the incumbent telecom companies took a beating. All of them suffered drastic fall in their revenues. Even major telecom giants like Vodafone and Idea went into loss. BSNL also seriously suffered. Through it's tariff war, Reliance Jio wanted other telecom companies to close down their business, so that it would become a monopoly in the telecom sector and loot the people.
It is in pursuance of this strategy that, Reliance Jio continued with it's promotional offers, even beyond the prescribed 90 days period, of course with the tacit support of the TRAI and the government. But, the question is, how long Reliance Jio can continue with it's very low tariffs? We know that the management of Jio is answerable to it's share holders, regarding the mounting losses to the Company, and hence cannot continue with low tariffs for a long time. What we foresaw has proved to be correct. News has come now that, Reliance Jio has raised the tariff of it's most popular plan.
So far the plan was available for Rs.399 for 84 days. But, now the tariff will now be available only for Rs.459. Those subscribers who want to continue with the same rate will get the pack for 70 days instead. This change is effective from October 19th. This is a clear indication that, Jio cannot continue for long, with it's predatory pricings.
BSNLEU has demanded Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR) today that, the latest batch of the Non-Executives, who have been ordered transfers under bifurcation from Hyderabad to Vijayawada, should not be relieved till 31st May, 2018. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, urged upon the Director (HR) to consider this demand, in view of the fact that many of these employees are having certain serious problems such as examinations of their children, etc. The Director (HR) took a sympathetic view of the demand, and assured to look into it.
BSNL, vide it’s letter no.16-4/2018/CB(P) dated 18.06.2018, communicated it’s decision to the field units to defer the dates of salary payment of the employees. BSNLEU strongly protested this, and conveyed it’s resentment to the CMD BSNL, vide it’s letter no. BSNLEU/ 401 (PAY) dated 25.06.2018. In that letter, BSNLEU has demanded that first the BSNL Management should implement austerity measures for the top officers and should also take prompt action to curtail wasteful expenditures, instead of deferring dates of the salary payment. BSNLEU has also expressed it’s protest for deferring the dates of the salary payment, without any discussion with the Recognised Unions. Consequently, the date of the salary payment was also not deferred in June, 2018. The date of the salary payment of July, 2018, was not deferred and the employees have got their salary yesterday, ie., on the last working day of July, 2018. We hope that in future also the Management will not venture to defer the date of the salary payment.
BSNLEU is shocked that 62 innocent people were killed at Amritsar last night. The accident has happened when a train ran over the people who had gathered in connection with the Dussehra celebrations. BSNLEU conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed in the accident. On knowing the news through media, CHQ immediately requested the Amritsar district union and the Punjab circle union to extend all assistance, including providing communication facilities, blood donation, etc.
BSNLEU, NFTE, BSNL MS and TEPU have given a joint appeal to the BSNL employees for joining the 2 day General Strike, being held on 8th & 9th January, 2019. All the district unions must print this appeal in the form of leaflets, and the same should be distributed to each and every BSNL employee. The circle unions are requested to ensure this.
महासचिव की छवि खराब करने के उद्देश्य से इस्तांबुल यात्रा को लेकर निंदनीय पोस्टर ....
कॉम पी अभिमन्यु, बीएसएनएल की एक विशाल यूनियन के महासचिव होने के नाते बीएसएनएल और बीएसएनएल कर्मियों के हितों की रक्षा के लिए किए जा रहे निरंतर संघर्षों में अग्रणी भूमिका निभा रहे हैं। 2010 में BSNLEU के महासचिव बनने के पश्चात कई हड़तालों के आयोजन में कॉम पी अभिमन्यु की प्रमुख नेतृत्वकारी भूमिका रही है। 3rd पे रिवीजन और बीएसएनएल के रिवाइवल के लिए की गई 3 दिवसीय हड़ताल में भी उन्होंने बेहद महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका का निर्वहन किया है।
हाल ही में 1 और 2 मार्च 2019 को कॉम पी अभिमन्यु इस्तांबुल में हुई WFTU- TUI (ट्रांसपोर्ट एंड कम्युनिकेशन्स) की 14वीं महासभा (congress) में शामिल हुए हैं। उन्होंने इस 14वीं महासभा में भारत में और साथ ही वैश्विक स्तर पर टेलीकम्यूनिकेशन सेक्टर की स्थिति पर बेहद प्रेरणादायी उद्बोधन भी दिया। हम सभी के लिए यह गौरवान्वित करने वाली बात है कि WFTU- TUI (ट्रांसपोर्ट एंड कम्युनिकेशन्स) की 14वीं महासभा में कॉम पी अभिमन्यु का ट्रेड यूनियन्स ऑफ कम्युनिकेशन्स सेक्टर के कन्वेनर के रूप में चयन किया गया है। लेकिन कुछ नकारात्मक सोच वाले तत्वों द्वारा व्हाट्सएप पर प्रसारित एक पोस्टर के माध्यम से कॉम पी अभिमन्यु की इस्तांबुल यात्रा को लेकर उनकी छवि धूमिल करने का यह कह कर प्रयास किया जा रहा है कि BSNLEU के महासचिव ऐसे वक्त में विदेश भ्रमण कर रहे हैं जब कर्मचारियों को सैलरी का भुगतान नही हुआ है। पोस्टर प्रसारित करने वाले ये तत्व प्रमुख समस्याओं से कर्मचारियों का ध्यान भटकाने का प्रयास कर रहे हैं। बीएसएनएल कर्मचारियों को सैलरी का भुगतान करने में असमर्थ है और बीएसएनएल में ऐसी दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण स्थिति निर्मित करने के लिए केवल सरकार उत्तरदायी है। लेकिन कुछ लोग सैलरी के भुगतान को कॉम पी अभिमन्यु की इस्तांबुल यात्रा से जोड़ रहे हैं। यह प्रयास दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण है और निंदनीय भी। विश्वसनीय सूत्रों से ज्ञात हुआ है कि इस हरकत के पीछे जबलपुर का एक NFTE का सदस्य है। इसे साबित करने के लिए हमारे पास प्रमाण भी है। यह शख्स लगातार BSNLEU और यूनियन के महासचिव की छवि धूमिल करने के लिए फेसबुक पर पोस्ट करने के साथ साथ व्हाट्सएप आदि पर पोस्ट प्रसारित कर रहा है। इसके पूर्व भी इस उधमी व्यक्ति (miscreant) द्वारा ऐसे पोस्टर प्रसारित किए गए हैं। BSNLEU ने यह प्रकरण NFTE के महासचिव के संज्ञान में भी लाया है। हमें उम्मीद है कि NFTE का नेतृत्व इस शख्स के खिलाफ यथोचित कार्यवाही करेगा।
The CHQ of BSNLEU had called upon the circle and district unions to conduct a Save BSNL Save Nation campaign, from 13th to 30th April, 2019, by organising Street Corner meetings. The West Bengal circle union is continuing with the Save BSNL Save Nation campaign. Street Corner meetings are organised in many places of Kolkata as well as at Barasat in North 24 Perganas, etc. The CHQ congratulates the West Bengal circle union.
The AUAB, in it’s meeting held on 01.08.2019, has finalised certain demands for the financial revival of BSNL. It is also decided to organise lunch hour demonstrations and gate meetings on 07.08.2019. Conveying these decisions, the AUAB has written letter to the Secretary, Telecom, on 02.08.2019.
BSNLEU conveys best wishes and warm greetings to all, on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. One of the basic ambitions of Mahatma Gandhi is communal harmony. He taught us that India is a country, which belongs to the people of all the religions. Today, Mahatma Gandhi's preaching is being rejected. We are being told that, India belongs to the people of a particular religion. Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead by a religious fanatic. While celebrating the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, let us uphold his preaching and to do our best to strengthen communal harmony.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL, yesterday, and discussed the following issues:-
BSNLEU is continuously demanding that relaxation should be granted to the candidates of the JTO LICE held on 26.05.2019. This demand is raised since the question paper contained a sizable number of wrong and out of syllabus questions and also questions with multiple correct answers. The issue was continuously discussed with the Director (HR). However, no solution has come. Under these circumstances, BSNLEU wrote a detailed letter to the CMD BSNL, yesterday, demanding full marks for the 10 questions with multiple correct answers. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL yesterday and discussed this issue elaborately. The GS, BSNLEU, asserted that the candidates should not be punished for the blunders committed by the examiner. Hence, full marks should be granted to all the 10 questions with multiple correct answers. The CMD BSNL assured that the matter would be looked into. BSNLEU is confident of settling this issue.
Due to the non-remittance of LIC premium money deducted from the salary of the employees, by the BSNL Management, the LIC has informed that the policies have since lapsed. BSNLEU has already written to the CMD BSNL on this matter. In his meeting held with Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL, yesterday, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, sought his intervention for the restoration of the lapsed LIC policies of the employees. The CMD BSNL assured that all needful actions would be taken and also stated that, if required, BSNL would also pay the interest to LIC, to restore the policies.