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Office bearers
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Office bearers

  • Com. Animesh Mitra

    [ President ]
  • Com. P. Abhimanyu

    [ General Secretary ]
  • Com. John Verghese

    [ Deputy General Secretary ]
  • Com. Irfan Pasha

    [ Treasurer ]

Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Nagar, Opp. Shadipur Bus Depot, New Delhi- 110008

011-25705385(Office), 011-25894862(Fax)

envelopebsnleuchq@gmail.com
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Office bearers
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Office bearers

  • Com. Animesh Mitra

    [ President ]
  • Com. P. Abhimanyu

    [ General Secretary ]
  • Com. John Verghese

    [ Deputy General Secretary ]
  • Com. Irfan Pasha

    [ Treasurer ]

Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Nagar, Opp. Shadipur Bus Depot, New Delhi- 110008

011-25705385(Office), 011-25894862(Fax)

envelopebsnleuchq@gmail.com

BSNL Employees Union (CHQ), New Delhi

17 - Sep - 2020
A brief note on the discussion held on 18.03.2020, between CMD BSNL and the Recognised Unions and Associations.

A meeting between the BSNL Management and the Recognised Unions & Associations was held yesterday. Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL, Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) and Shri Manish Kumar, GM(Restg.) were present from the Management Side. BSNLEU is represented by Com.Animesh Mitra, President and Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary. Representatives of NFTE, SNEA and AIBSNLEA attended. The following were briefed by the CMD BSNL:-

 

Performance of BSNL.

BSNL has given 21 lakh new mobile connections in January, 2020 and 18 lakh new mobile connections in February, 2020. BSNL’s market share has increased marginally. Disconnections in broadband is significant. 6% to 8% revenue increase is there in the EB segment. Presently, 6,000 OLTs are there in our FTTH segment. Bharat Air Fibre is introduced to give FTTH connections in isolated places. Hereafter, BSNL will purchase Armoured Optic Fibre Cables to trace out faults.

 

VRS.   

78,569 employees opted for VRS, out of which 199 have died. 1,767 cases are pending with BSNL and all other cases are already sent to the DoT. 76,929 VRS optees are getting provisional pension. 26,370 PPOs are issued. Rs.5,200 crore is the expenditure on account of Leave Encashment. First instalment of Ex-gratia and Leave Encashment will be paid to the VRS optees on 30th or 31st March, 2020.

 

BSNL’s 4G service.

In the budget for 2020-21, Government has made provision for allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL and the same can be allotted to BSNL in May,2020. However, BSNL will not take the 4G spectrum immediately, since equipments will be ready for launching 4G service only after March, 2021. For 4G spectrum, BSNL has to pay Rs.5.5 crore, per day, as licence fee, even if BSNL does not use it. Hence, it is not wise to take the 4G spectrum, before the equipments are ready.

 

BSNL is already having 40,000 3G BTSs, which are 4G compatible. All these 40,000 BTSs can be upgraded to 4G BTSs, by which BSNL can immediately launch it’s 4G service. However, BSNL is experiencing certain difficulties in this regard. BSNL has to pay around Rs.2,000 crore as outstanding dues to the vendors of these BTSs, viz., Nokia, ZTE and Erricsson. Apart from that, Nokia is demanding a sum of Rs.3.5 lakh to Rs.7 lakh per BTS, for the upgradation of the 13,000 BTSs supplied by them. Whereas, ZTE is demanding a sum of Rs.7 lakh to Rs.10 lakh per BTS, for the upgradation of the 24,000 BTSs supplied by them. Since the rates are extremely high, BSNL is presently not in a position to upgrade these BTSs, for providing 4G service.

 

Monetisation of assets.

BSNL has already identified 14 assets for sale. In these, 11 are accepted by the DIPAM (Department of Investment and Public Assets Management). Value of these 11 assets comes to Rs.18,200 crore. Three MNCs are identified for effecting the sale of these assets. Monetisation of assets is very essential. BSNL’s liability as of now is Rs.40,000 crore. If these assets are not sold immediately, then BSNL will fall into a debt-trap.

 

Sovereign Guarantee.

Government is expected to give the sovereign guarantee in April, 2020, which will enable BSNL to raise funds to the tune of Rs.8,500 crore from the market, by issuing bonds. The rate of interest for these bonds will be around 7.5%.

 

Merger of BSNL and MTNL.

Merger of BSNL and MTNL will happen soon. The government is taking steps to ensure this merger expeditiously.

 

Views expressed by the Unions and Associations.

Deep anguish was expressed over the delay in launching BSNL’s 4G service. At any cost, BSNL’s 4G service has to be launched without further delay. The maintenance of networks / attending of faults is not being done satisfactorily through outsourcing. The amount being offered by BSNL for outsourcing the maintenance of landline / broadband is quite handsome. Hence, this should include the maintenance of Primary Cables also. CGMs have ordered closing of the faults of more than 3 days’ duration, without restoration of the same. This manipulation should stop. The functioning of CSCs should be reviewed. The views of the Unions and Associations should be duly considered, before a final call is taken by the government on the merger of BSNL and MTNL. The IIM, Ahmedabad, report on the Revival of BSNL was never discussed with the Unions and Associations. However, it was replied in the floor of the Parliament that the same was discussed with the Unions and Associations. Management has taken decisions on the merger of Project and Maintenance Circles, merger of Telecom Factories with territorial circles and formation of Zonal Training Centres, without consulting the Unions and Associations. All restructurings / reorganisation must be discussed with the Unions and Associations. BSNLEU demanded that a separate discussion should be held to discuss the issues of the contract workers. CMD BSNL agreed for the same.

 

Due to paucity of time, restructuring / reorganisation plan was not discussed. CMD BSNL assured that this issue would be discussed within a day or two.

17 - Sep - 2020
Working class can struggle, even under adverse conditions.

Many comrades among us are of the opinion that, it will be difficult to organise struggles after the massive retrenchment of employees, done through the VRS-2019. Further, it is also being generally felt that, agitations cannot be organised during the lock-down period, due to severe restrictions. But, the Azamgarh district union of BSNLEU, in UP(East) circle, has proved that the working class can organise struggles under any circumstance. Today, the Azamgarh district union has organised dharna programme, by maintaining social distance, against violation of Corporate Office instruction on outsourcing CSCs. CHQ heartily congratulates the Azamgarh district union.

17 - Sep - 2020
AUAB submits memorandum to the Lok Sabha member of Tirupur, Tamil Nadu..

The AUAB has already given a call to submit memorandum to all the MPs, requesting for their intervention in rolling out BSNL’s 4G service, as well as implementation of the assurances given in the Revival Package. In accordance with this, the AUAB, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu circle, has submitted memorandum to Com.K. Subbarayan, Lok Sabha member of Tirupur, belonging to the CPI. Com.Subbarayan has assured to take necessary steps in this connection. CHQ heartily congratulates all the comrades of the AUAB, Tirupur, Coimbatore district.

17 - Sep - 2020
Memorandum submitted to the Hon'ble MP, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh circle.

Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Kesineni Srinivas, Vijayawada.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Tamil Nadu BSNL creates a record of giving more than 10 lakh mobile connections in a single month.

Kudos to the Tamil Nadu circle. In the month of March,2018, alone, the Tamil Nadu BSNL has activated more than 10 lakh SIMs. Tamil Nadu BSNL has did a marvellous job of catching a good number of customers from Aircel, which has become bankrupt recently. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the Management, officers and the employees of Tamil Nadu BSNL.

17 - Sep - 2020
Outsourcing of Customer Service Centres- Meeting between BSNLEU and CGM NC NGN.

As regards outsourcing of the Customer Service Centres, a meeting between Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and shri A.K. Jain, CGM, NC NGN, was held today. This meeting is in continuation of the earlier meeting, wherein the Union opposed the outsourcing of the CSCs. Thereafter, the issue was discussed in the CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at Agartala, wherein it was decided to reject the Management’s move for outsourcing. In today’s meeting Com. P. Ahimanyu, GS, firmly conveyed to the CGM NC NGN that the outsourcing of CSCs is not acceptable and requested to drop the move.

17 - Sep - 2020
Do not freeze HRA - demands the CEC meeting of BSNLEU.

The CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at Ghaziabad, on 22nd & 23rd October, 2018, seriously discussed about the stand of the Management, on denial of HRA revision. The meeting did not accept the denial of HRA revision to BSNL employees, citing the company’s financial position. The meeting has demanded that the Management should settle the wage revision, with HRA revision.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Hindi translation of "Com.Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU writes to Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble MoS(C), on the issue of non-payment of salary to BSNL employees."

बीएसएनएल कर्मियों के वेतन भुगतान मुद्दे पर कॉम तपन सेन, महासचिव, सीटू ने माननीय संचार राज्य मंत्री श्री मनोज सिन्हा को पत्र लिखा...
कॉम तपन सेन, महासचिव, सीटू ने  बीएसएनएल कर्मियों के वेतन भुगतान मुद्दे की ओर ध्यान आकर्षित करते हुए माननीय संचार राज्य मंत्री श्री मनोज सिन्हा को पत्र लिखा है। उन्होंने बीएसएनएल को वर्तमान वित्तीय संकट से उबारने के लिए बीएसएनएल के लिए सरकार द्वारा वित्तीय सहायता दिए जाने और ऑपरेशनल एक्सपेंडिचर के लिए बैंक लोन हेतु अनुमति देने का अनुरोध किया है। संकट की इस घड़ी में CITU द्वारा बीएसएनएल कर्मियों को प्रदत्त सहयोग के लिए बीएसएनएल ईयू आभार व्यक्त करती है।

17 - Sep - 2020
Liquidity problem of BSNL will become normal in the next quarter of the financial year - says Director (Finance).

Shri S.K. Gupta, who has taken over as the interim Director Finance of BSNL has sent a letter yesterday (letter no.F.No.16-4/2019-RB/(P) dated 16.05.2019). The letter is addressed to the other Board of Directors and to the CGMs, wherein he has mentioned that the liquidity problem (shortage of cash) being faced by BSNL will become normal soon. He has stated that normalcy in liquidity position will be restored by the next quarter (the period from July to September, 2019) of the financial year. He has also requested to convey this message to all the stake-holders.

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17 - Sep - 2020
More views of the Kerala Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting held at Trichur on 03.08.2019.

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17 - Sep - 2020
SEWA BSNL, Tamil Nadu circle issues defamation notice to the General Secretary, BSNLEU..

The Tamil Nadu circle SEWA BSNL has issued a defamation notice to the General Secretary, BSNLEU, as well as to the Circle Secretary and Circle President of BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle. It is mentioned in the notice that, a write-up has been published on the website of BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle, defaming SEWA BSNL. It is also stated in the notice that a compensation of Rs.10 lakh should be paid to SEWA BSNL. CHQ wishes to state that, the accusations made in this notice are totally baseless and that BSNLEU would handle this case legally and in the appropriate manner.

17 - Sep - 2020
Central Trade Unions urge repealing of Citizenship Amendment Act; condemns brutal attack on protesters.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Unions and Associations insists upon payment of salary on 31.03.2020.

In the meeting held with the CMD BSNL yesterday, the Unions and Associations enquired him about the salary payment. The CMD BSNL told that the payment would be made either before 31st March or in the first week of April. He further stated that, by May / June, 2020, salary payment will become regular. The representatives of the Unions and Associations insisted that salary payment should be made on 31.03.2020 itself.

17 - Sep - 2020
Payment of ‘Y’ class HRA for BSNL employees working in Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation.

CHQ has already written to the BSNL Corporate Office demanding that ‘Y’ class HRA should be paid to the employees working in the newly formed Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, discussed this case today with Shri Saurabh Tyagi, Sr.GM(Estt.), in the Corporate Office. The General Secretary insisted for the early settlement of the case. However, the Sr.GM(Estt.) replied that no proposal has formally come in this regard, from the CGM, UP(West), and assured that the issue would be settled soon after receiving proposal from the CGM.

17 - Sep - 2020
Tamil Nadu circle union conducted an inspiring seminar on the Centenary of the Great October Revolution.

As per the decision of the last All India Conference, the Tami Nadu circle union of BSNLEU conducted a very inspiring seminar on the Centenary of the Great October Revolution at Madurai on 21.10.2017. Com.S.Chellappa,CP & AGS presided over the seminar. Com.Babu Radhakrishnan, CS, welcomed all. The seminar was addressed by com.A.K.Padmanabhan, vice-president,CITU and com.P.Abhimanyu,GS. Both the leaders explained at length, the achievements made under the leadership of working class, in the Soviet Union, after the Great October Revolution. They also explained how the working masses are being exploited today, under the capitalist system, and said that Socialism is the only alternative to put an end to the exploitation of man by man. A large number of comrades attended the seminar and the Madurai district union had made excellent arrangements.

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17 - Sep - 2020
A very successful strike preparatory meeting at Bhopal.

A very enthusiastic meeting of All Unions Associations Madhya Pradesh Circle held at Bhopal on 07-12-2014. Leader's and workers from across the Madhya Pradesh attended the meeting.Com.Dutta Mazumdar, CS, SNEA, conducted the proceedings. Com. Balbir Singh President BSNLEU, Padmanabha Rao, AGS, SNEA, K.S Kulkarni Secretary, chq, NFTE, N.D. Ram, GS, SEWA BSNL, Parvez Khan, Advisor chq, AIBSNEA, Pawan Akhand, AGS, AIGETOA, Jagdish Nanahat, Dy.GS, BMS BSNL, Prakash Sharma, CS, BSNLEU, Jagan Boria, CS, SEWA BSNL, K.S. Thakur, ACS, NFTE BSNL, Anil Khosle,DS , AIGETOA addressed the meeting and explained the strike issues in detail and called upon the workers to make the strike a grand success.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Novel protest by Palestinian activists.

Palestinians are waging prolonged struggles against the aggression of Israel. Hundreds of Palestinians are being killed by Israeli armed forces. The US, the so called “champion of human rights”, is completely supporting Israel, in violation of all the resolutions passed by the United Nations. In this back drop, Palestinians have organised a novel protest in front of the European Parliament, at Brussels. 4,500 pairs of shoes are placed before the European Parliament. Each pair of shoes symbolises one Palestinian Killed by the Israeli forces.

17 - Sep - 2020
Decisions of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB), taken in the meeting held on 02.08.2018.

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17 - Sep - 2020
CEC meeting of BSNLEU calls on the employees to massively participate in the 2 day General Strike, to be held on 08th & 9th January, 2019.

The CEC meeting of BSNLEU, seriously discussed the call given by the National Convention of Workers, held at New Delhi on 28.09.2018, for a two day strike to be held on 08th & 9th January, 2019. At a time when serious attempts are being made by the government, to finish off the Public Sector Undertakings, a united struggle of the Indian working class against the anti-PSU and pro-private policies of the government has to be organised successfully. The CEC meeting has called on the employees to participate enmasse in the two day general strike.

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17 - Sep - 2020
AUAB nominates it's representatives for the Committee for periodical interaction with the DoT.

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