India is considered to be the most dangerous country in the world for women, according to a survey conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. This report was published on 19th June, 2018. The survey says, India is more dangerous for women then Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria. The Foundation got the views of 548 global experts on women’s issues. Among them, 43 experts belong to India. They were asked questions on health care, access to economic resources and discrimination, customary practices, sexual violence, non-sexual violence and human trafficking. India is considered to be worst overall, and specifically worst for sexual violence, human trafficking and in relation to cultural, religious and tribal traditions. It is very important to note that in the survey conducted by the same Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2011, India was ranked 4th and was ahead of Pakistan. However, this time Pakistan is in 6th place and is considered to be safer for women, then India. In a country where human beings are being mercilessly killed, in the name of giving protection to cows, and when the government is remaining as a silent spectator, how can we expect safety for women?
[Source: Times of India dated 26.06.2018]
The meeting of the AUAB, held at New Delhi on 20.11.2018, made serious discussions, in respect of organising the indefinite strike from 03.12.2018 very effectively. Many important decisions are taken in the meeting. All circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU, are requested to go through the circular and implement the decisions meticulously.
मांग पत्र (चार्टर ऑफ डिमांड्स)
(1) 15% फिटमेंट के साथ 3rd पे रिवीजन का निराकरण ।
(2) बीएसएनएल मैनेजमेंट द्वारा प्रस्तुत प्रस्ताव अनुसार बीएसएनएल को 4G स्पेक्ट्रम का आवंटन।
(3) माननीय संचार राज्य मंत्री द्वारा पेंशन रिवीजन को पे रिवीजन से पृथक करने के आश्वासन का क्रियान्वयन किया जाए। 01.01.2017 से बीएसएनएल रिटायरिज का पेंशन रिवीजन करें।
(4) गवर्नमेंट के नियम अनुसार बीएसएनएल द्वारा पेंशन कॉन्ट्रिब्यूशन का भुगतान।
(5) 2nd पे रिवीजन कमिटी के शेष मुद्दों का निराकरण।
(6) a) बीएसएनएल की भूमि प्रबंधन नीति (Land Management Policy) का बगैर देरी किए शीघ्र अनुमोदन।
b) बीएसएनएल की स्थापना के समय लिए गए निर्णय अनुसार नाम परिवर्तन (mutation) की और सभी संपत्ति (assets) बीएसएनएल को स्थानांतरित करने की कार्यवाही त्वरित पूर्ण की जाए।
(7) a)बीएसएनएल की स्थापना के समय ग्रुप ऑफ मिनिस्टर्स द्वारा लिए गए निर्णय अनुसार बीएसएनएल की वित्तीय जीवंतता सुनिश्चित करें।
b) बीएसएनएल के बैंक से ऋण लेने के लिए प्रस्ताव हेतु "लेटर ऑफ कम्फर्ट" जारी किया जाए।
c) बीएसएनएल बोर्ड ऑफ डायरेक्टर्स के सभी रिक्त पदों पर शीघ्र नियुक्ति की जाए।
(8) बीएसएनएल के मोबाइल टॉवर्स का आउटसोर्सिंग के माध्यम से संचालन व रखरखाव का प्रस्ताव रद्द (Scrap) किया जाए।
The recognition period of both BSNLEU and NFTE came to an end on 18.05.2019. Thereafter, the Corporate Office issued letter, granting trade union facilities to the applicant unions on 21.06.2019. Utilising the gap between the date expiry of recognition and the date of extension of trade union facilities, steps are being taken in some places, to transfer the leaders of BSNLEU, under the pretext that they do not have immunity from transfers. BSNLEU has already applied for participation in the Membership Verification. Hence, the Union is eligible for trade union facilities, including immunity from transfers. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri Sheetla Prasad, Director (HR), yesterday and discussed this issue. The General Secretary informed the Director (HR) about the specific cases, wherein BSNLEU leaders are being transferred. The Director (HR) assured that needful action would be taken in this regard.
A meeting with an appreciable gathering was organised at Durg in Chhatisgarh circle. Meeting was presided over by Com S H Dani, Circle President, CG Circle. Com R S Bhatt, Circle Secretary welcomed all. Com Prakash Sharma, Assistant General Secretary addressed the gathering and elaborated on the causes behind the present worsening situation in BSNL. While throwing light on the motive behind Government's revival plan for BSNL, Com Sharma categorically told that BSNLEU will not allow to grab the BSNL's land at throw away rates in the name of revival. He also told that VRS/58 proposal is nothing but a well thought plan to downsize the strength of BSNL to pave the way for smooth privatisation. He further said, at this juncture, to cope with cash crunch, BSNL needs soft loan for maintenance/expansion of the services. Comrades present in the meeting, lent a patient hearing & appreciated the speech. CG comrades, including a big number of youngsters, assured to pour in their best to garner maximum votes in forthcoming verification. Com Atmpuje, CS, AIBDPA also spoke. Com P K Ujwane conducted the program & Vote of thanks was given by Com C S Gupta, DS, Durg. After attending meeting at Durg, Com Prakash Sharma came to Raipur and visited Late Com Ravi Kumar Nagarchi's home and consoled the family on behalf of CHQ. Com Nagarchi was expired during CEC Pune.
Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, who is attending the 16th All India Conference of CITU as a fraternal delegate, addressed the session today. The General Secretary explained how the policies being followed by the Narendra Modi government has not only ruined BSNL, but the entire telecom industry. He stated that only one company, viz., Reliance Jio, is benefitted out of the policies of the Modi government, which is a classic example of crony capitalism. He also vividly explained about the united struggles organised by the unions and associations to safeguard BSNL. While explaining how the VRS was thrusted on the BSNL employees, Com.P.Abhimanyu assured that BSNLEU will fight shoulder to shoulder together with the CITU and other Central Trade Unions, to protect the Public Sector of the country. Com.Animesh Mitra, President and Com.Arup Sarkar(BSNLCCWF) are also attending this Conference as delegates from West Bengal.
Distribution of food materials to the contract workers has taken place in Visakhapatnam, Ongole and Kurnool districts of Andhra Pradesh circle today, as per the following details:-
Visakhapatnam: Distribution of relief materials to 14 contract workers was held at Visakhapatnam today the 06.06.2020. The PGM, BSNL and AGM (Admn.) together with leaders of BSNLEU, CITU and AIBDPA participated. Each contract worker was given relief materials worth Rs.1,500/-.
Ongole: 19 contract workers were distributed with food materials at Ongole today the 06.06.2020. Leaders of BSNLEU, CITU and AIBDPA participated in the programme. Each contract worker was provided with relief materials worth Rs.1,500/-
Kurnool: Food materials worth Rs.36,000/- were distributed to 24 contract workers at Kurnool today the 06.06.2020. The programme was held in the CITU office, Kurnool. Each contract worker was provided with food materials worth Rs.1,500/-. Leaders of BSNLEU, CITU and AIBDPA participated in the programme.
In response to the atrocious and irresponsible outbursts of Shri Anantkumar Hegde, BJP MP, made in an event at Kumta, in Uttara Kannada district, yesterday, the AUAB has issued the following press statement today.
On behalf of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS,BSNLEU, Com.K.Sebastin,GS,SNEA and Com.Prahalad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, met Ms.Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary,DoT, today, and insisted that the demands raised by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, should be settled. The representatives specifically drew her attention to the issues of 3rd Pay Revision and Pension Revision. It was a brief meeting. However, the Secretary,DoT, keenly listened to the views of the representatives, and assured that the issues would be looked into.
The AUAB has already served the strike notice for the indefinite strike from 03.12.2018. The five point charter of demands is included in the strike notice. Now, the AUAB has submitted a detailed explanatory note to the Secretary, DoT and the CMD BSNL, wherein the demands are explained elaborately.
To counter the systematic manner in which BSNL is being debilitated, the Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, has decided to organise a “Save BSNL – Save Nation campaign” throughout the country. In this campaign, street corner meetings will be organised, seeking the support of the general public, to save BSNL and to ensure it’s financial revival. This campaign will start on 13th April, 2019. This is the date on which the Jalian Walla Bagh massacre took place. Saving BSNL is a patriotic duty. So the Ghaziabad CEC meeting has decided to commence the “Save BSNL – Save Nation campaign” from this date of Jalian Walla Bagh massacre. The Ghaziabad CEC meeting has decided that this “Save BSNL – Save Nation campaign” should be conducted independently by BSNLEU. The CHQ calls on the circle and district unions to take all out efforts to conduct this campaign effectively.
The Extended CEC meeting of BSNLEU is being held at Pune, from 29th to 31st July, 2019. According to the provision of the Union Constitution, the Circle Secretaries, Central Office bearers and District Secretaries are alone eligible to participate in this Extended CEC meeting. No one else will be permitted to participate in this meeting. Hence, Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries are requested not to bring any visitors to this Extended CEC meeting. Further, wherever the district secretary is not able to participate in the Extended CEC meeting, only the Assistant District Secretary should be authorised to participate in the meeting, in the place of the District Secretary. All the Circle and District Secretaries are requested to adhere to this and to cooperate with the CHQ and the Reception Committee.
CMD BSNL has already assured to the GS, BSNLEU that, salary for the month of December would be paid on 31-01-2020. Now, we have come to know that, there will be a two day strike of the bank employees on 31-01-2020 and 01-02-2020. Further, 02-02-2020 will also be a Sunday. Hence, payment of salary cannot take place on all the above mentioned three days. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, has taken this to the notice of the CMD BSNL and the Director(HR) and has demanded that the salary should be paid on 30-01-2020 itself.
Notification has already been issued to hold an online meeting of the Central Secretariat of BSNLEU on 15.06.2020. The software support for this meeting is being provided by a Hyderabad based Organisation. CHQ has entrusted Com.John Verghese, AGS, with the responsibility of apprising the Central Office bearers, with regards to procedures to participate in this online meeting. Most of the Central Office bearers have already get themselves prepared. The CHQ requests the remaining Office Bearers also to kindly contact Com.John Verghese, AGS and get themselves apprised of the procedures for participating in this online meeting.