Despite the severe financial crunch being faced by BSNL, and despite not having 4G technology, BSNL continues to increase it’s mobile connections month after month. In June, 2019, BSNL has added 15,21,319 mobile connections. BSNLEU heartily congratulates all the officers and employees for this achievement. Chennai circle deserves special appreciation since it has achieved 249% of it’s target. Similarly, J&K circle has achieved 114% of it’s target. Our hearty congrats to both these circles.
An election campaign meeting at Rewari was arranged by the district union of BSNLEU on 08-09-2019. Most of the Non-Executives were present. The meeting was presided over by Com.Rajender Bhalkhi, District President. Com.Ramesh Chand Sharma,Organising Secretary(CHQ) & District Secretary, gave introductory speech and briefed about present issues on BSNL and also the achievements of BSNLEU. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, detailed on present financial crisis of BSNL and struggles of the AUAB and the union. Com.Vipin Soni, DR JE, and ADS of the union also addressed.
Circle Executive Committee Meeting of BSNLEU, MP Circle was organised at Bhopal on 17.11.2019. In the beginning, floral tributes were paid to Late Com S R Naik. Com.B.S. Raghuwanshi, Circle President, presided over and delivered welcome speech. Com.Prakash Sharma, Circle Secretary presented the report on activities. As CHQ representative, Com.Prakash Sharma, AGS, addressed the meeting and explained in detail about the decisions taken in Ghaziabad CEC, pros and cons of VRS, other issues included in revival package and 3 days relay fast. He also spoke on post VRS scenario in absence of roadmap for smooth functioning and upkeep of services. Necessity of joining 08.01.2020 general strike was also discussed. Meeting decided to start campaign for awareness of issues included in agenda of general strike. Total 19 comrades spoke in the meeting. Veteran Com.S.C. Shrivastav felicitated Com.Prakash Sharma, AGS with shawl, srifal and memento. Vote of thanks was delivered by Com.H.S.Thakur, ACS.
Distribution of food materials to the contract workers from the “BSNL Contract Workers Relief Fund '' is being carried out in Andhra Pradesh circle. The details of the programme conducted in this regard, in Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and Bobbili, are given hereunder: -
Vizianagaram: - Food materials costing Rs.1,500/- were distributed to each of the 80 contract workers at Vizianagaram on 18.06.2020. Com A.B.K. Ramesh, Senior leader of BSNLEU, Com. Y.H.S. Papa Rao, District Secretary, Com. A. Venkatarao, District President, Shri M.Srinivasarao, DGM, Shri Tata Prasadarao, AGM, and many others participated in this programme.
Srikakulam: - Distribution of food materials and cash were made to 58 contract workers at Srikakulam on 17.06.2020. Food materials worth Rs.500/- and Rs.1,000/- cash were distributed to each one of the workers. Shri B.V.V. Nagesh, DGM, Com. T. Tirupathi Rao, CITU leader, Com. N.Kasavaiah, District Secretary, Com. M. Govardhanarao, District President, Com. H. Jagannayakulu, District Secretary, AIBDPA, Com. K. Gopalrao, DS, SNEA, Com. Venkatarao Panigrahi, DS, AIBSNLEA and many other leaders participated in the programme.
Bobbili: - Under the BSNL Contract Workers Relief Fund, 27 contract workers were given food materials on 17.06.2020 at Bobbili, in Vizianagaram District. Each worker was provided with food materials worth Rs.1,500/-. Com. T.Ramamohana Rao, Branch Secretary and the SDE, Bobbili and many other comrades participated in this programme.
CHQ heartily congratulates the Srikakulam and Vizianagaram district unions for organising the distribution of the food materials.
जुलाई के वेतन हेतु सर्कल्स को फण्ड एथोरायजेशन प्रेषित...
कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस द्वारा जुलाई के वेतन हेतु सर्कल्स को फण्ड एथोरायजेशन दे दिए गए हैं। कॉम पी अभिमन्यु, जीएस द्वारा जुलाई के वेतन के संबंध में श्री पी सी भट्ट, सीनियर GM(CBB) से आज चर्चा की गई थी। सीनियर GM(CBB) द्वारा बताया गया कि सर्कल्स को फण्ड एथोरायजेशन भेज दिया गया है।
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon'ble MP, shri Suresh Angadi, Belagavi, Karnataka.
Street Corner Meetings are continuing for the 3rd today, against Subsidiary Tower Company and anti-BSNL / anti-Public Sector policies of the government. The photos of the programme, received from various parts of the country, are really encouraging. Despite the extremely hot climate prevailing all over the country, the Street Corner Meetings are getting intensified day by day. CHQ heartily congratulates the leaders of AUAB for taking the pains to organise the programme.
Kolkata Telephones circle union organised a memorable event, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the one day strike, held on 19th September, 1968. Com.Prabir Dutta, circle president, presided over the function. Com.Sisir Kumar Roy, circle secretary, welcomed everyone. The meeting observed a minute’s silence, and paid homage to the 17 martyrs, who sacrificed their lives in the one day strike. Nearly 60 veteran comrades who took part in the one day strike, including Com.Jyotsana Bose, wife of Com.Moni Bose, graced the occasion, by attending the programme. All of them were felicitated with bouquets and flowers. On behalf of those who participated in the one day strike, veteran leader, Com.Anantha Bhattacharji, addressed the meeting and shared his memories. Thereafter, Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, addressed and vividly explained about the developments that led to the one day strike, the demands and about the unforeseen repression unleashed by the government, to suppress the strike. He also explained about some present day developments and explained how BSNLEU is marching ahead in the path shown by the 1968 one day strike. CHQ congratulates the Kolkata circle union, for organising this memorable programme.
News has appeared in today’s Times of India, wherein details are given as to how the government wants to deal with BSNL. In this regard, the Times of India report says that, one of the options that the government is considering, is to close down BSNL. The government has one more option also. That is to hand over a sizable shares of BSNL, to any corporate, and to induct that corporate as BSNL’s partner. This is called strategic sale. So, finally the cat has come out of the bag. The government has made naked of it’s proposal to close down BSNL or to hand it over to some corporates. Now it is for the BSNL employees to decide. We will not surrender, comrades. For 18 long years, we have fought and have safeguarded BSNL as a 100% government company. We will continue to fight, to protect BSNL. Participate enmasse in the 3 day strike which is starting from 18.02.2019. Make the government understand that we will not accept the demolition of BSNL, lying down. We will fight with all our might, against government's sinister game to liquidate BSNL.
For more than last 2 years, BSNL is approaching the Modi government with a begging bowl, requesting to allot 4G spectrum. According to the proposal of BSNL, 50% of the cost of this spectrum would be paid by BSNL and the remaining 50% should be borne by the government through capital infusion. Capital infusion is nothing but only book adjustment. For this, the government need not spend even a single naya paisa out of it's pocket. Despite this being the case, Modi government is not allotting 4G spectrum to BSNL. At the same time, it is reported that the Modi government has written off Rs 5.5 lakh crore bank loans during the last 5 years. Further, it is also reported that out of these Rs.5.5 crores of the loans written off by the Modi government, Rs 1.56 lakh crore has been written off during the last one year alone, just when the Parliament elections are approaching. It is needless to say that only the big corporates are benefited out of the writing off of Rs.5.5 lakh crore. This is the economic policy of Modi government. Begging bowl for BSNL and crores of rupees loan waiver for big corporates.
A meeting of the AUAB was held yesterday. Com.K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, presided over. General Secretaries / representatives of BSNLEU, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, BSNL MS and ATM attended the meeting. The meeting expressed it’s severe protest over the taking over of the ALTTC and other properties of BSNL, by the DoT. The meeting also discussed about the developments related to the monetisation of BSNL’s vacant lands, towers and fibre. After in-depth discussions, the following decisions are taken unanimously:-
BSNLEU, Baroda district union, organised a well attended election campaign meeting today, despite intermittent rain. Com.G.S. Rai, DP, presided. Com.Anand Singh, DS, welcomed everyone. Com.D.K.Bakutra, CS, Com.M.K.Dave, Vice President (CHQ), Com.M.Z. Khan, veteran leader and Com.Javed Sindhi, Patron, addressed the meeting. Finally, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke and elaborately explained about all the current issues viz., BSNL’s revival, VRS, 58 year, Wage Revision, Subsidiary Tower Company, as well as the issues taken up / settled by BSNLEU during the last 3 years. Despite intermittent rains, the meeting was very effective.
Com.Animesh Mitra, President and Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), today, and requested the early payment of wage arrears of the contract workers. They pointed out that, 10 months wages remain pending to be paid to the contract workers and demanded early payment of the same. They discussed about the letters issued by the Corporate Office, for the retrenchment of contract workers, through outsourcing and also through switching over to the ‘job contract system’. The Union demanded that the existing contract workers should be utilised for the efficient maintenance of the services, in the wake of the large scale retirement under VRS. The Director (HR) gave a patient hearing and assured to look into the demand of the Union.
It was on this day in 1919, the British army, led by Brigadier - General Reginald Dyer, massacred around 1,500 peaceful protesters, in Jallianwallah Bagh, at Amritsar, who had gathered to peacefully protest against the repressions of British imperialism. Many hundreds were wounded. This massacre was a turning point in the Indian freedom struggle. The freedom fighters went on to prove that, repressions cannot suppress their thirst for freedom. On this day, BSNLEU dips its banner and pays it's respectful homage to the Jallianwallah Bagh martyrs.
One of the employees has sent an e-mail to the CHQ expressing his anguish over the pathetic condition of BSNL. The question raised by the comrade and the reply given by the CHQ are given hereunder. The reply is a message to each and every employee of BSNL.
Why BSNL Management/Govt is so relaxed on Revival plan nothing is in progress except VRS. What is going on in organisation everything is confused, it seems Govt. is still in that mood (closure of BSNL). What is the Managements reply for your question why salary fund is being released only union calls upon some type of agitation program. plz clarify sir.
We have to understand one thing very clearly. The real intention of the government is not to revive BSNL, but to convert it into a sick company like the Air India and ultimately to hand it over to Mukesh Ambani. This is the hidden agenda of the Modi government. We have to fight against this. We have to mobilise the support of the people in favour of BSNL and against the hidden agenda of the government to kill BSNL. The Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU is taking place in September and we will chalk out a programme in this connection. But, don't forget one thing comrade. Each and every employee like you, should make a resolve that, we will not allow BSNL to be converted into a sick company and we will fight against the government's hidden agenda of handing over BSNL to Reliance Jio.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations of Vijayapura submitting the memorandum to shri Ramesh Jigaginagi, Member of Parliament and Minister for Water irrigation.
In the meeting held between the Management and the unions / associations yesterday the 9th May, 2018, on curtailment of wasteful expenditures, the following decisions are taken on the basis of the suggestions given by the Unions / Associations representatives:-
A state level committee will be formed to decide on –
Expenditure on vehicles:
DGR security guard to be withdrawn by engaging watch and ward staff.
Another meeting will be conducted within 15 days based on the suggestions given by the Unions / Associations.