In the Ludhiana district of Punjab circle, food materials are distributed to 50 more contract workers, belonging to Khanna, Payal and Doraha sub divisions. Shri Charan Das, PGM, Ludhiana was present in the function. Com.Avatar Singh Jhande, DS, BSNLEU, Com.Balvinder Singh, CS, AIBDPA, Shri Rajender Singh, DS, AIBSNLEA and Com.Jaspreet Singh, DS, AIGETOA, distributed the food materials. Each of the contract workers got food materials worth Rs.1,400/- each.
Submission of memorandum to the MPs is a very important ground work, for the settlement of our demands, viz., 3rd Pay Revision and stopping formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. The All Unions and Associations have already finalised the memorandum to be submitted to the MPs. As has already been announced, the last date for submission of memorandum is 30.11.2017. All circle and district secretaries are requested to complete this task successfully. Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu circle, is the first to submit the memorandum to the MP. On behalf of all the unions and associations of Dharmapuri district, memorandum is submitted today, to shri K. Ashok Kumar, Hon’ble MP of Krishnagiri constituency. CHQ heartily congratulates the unions and associations of Dharmapuri district.
A WhatsApp message is being circulated, regarding the appointment of the CMD of the Subsidiary Tower Company. Without mentioning the name of any union or association, the message indirectly says that sufficient action is not taken to stop the formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company. It also says that this issue could have been used as a "bargaining tool" to settle wage revision.
It means, we could have told the government that, "we accept Subsidiary Tower Company, and you give us wage revision". Without understanding the "poison" contained in this message, many of our comrades are also innocently forwarding this message. In this regard, the CHQ wishes to state the following:-
BSNLEU requests not only it's members, but also the entire the Non-Executives and Executives, to remain careful about the "cheats" and their deceptive messages. If you receive such messages, please do not forward it to anyone.
The mega bank fraud, in which diamond merchant Nirav Modi has cheated the Punjab National Bank to the tune of Rs.11,300 crore has shaken the country. This scam has dented the image of the Modi government, which had been claiming that no major scam has taken place in it’s rule. While the Congress Party is utilising this scam to attack the BJP government, the latter is trying to escape by saying that, the fraud actually started during the rule of UPA government. But, what is more important to note here, is the policy of economic liberalisation followed by the UPA government, and which is being implemented more aggressively by the BJP government now. It is this economic policy, which has enabled the big corporates to loot the natural resources of the country, including the hard earned money of the people. The Modi government takes pride in claiming that it has implemented “Ease of Doing Business”. This has become “Ease of Looting” for the big corporates.
The Assam Circle Executive Committee meeting of Assam circle was held at Panbazar, Guwahati. Com.Bijoy Deka, circle secretary, welcomed all. Com. Saibal Sengupta, AGS, Com. Gakul Borah, Treasurer (CHQ), Com. M. R. Das, AGS, AIBDPA, Com. Sankar Das and Com. Sailen Sarma, circle secretary, AIBDPA, etc., were present in the meeting. Com. Saibal Sengupta, AGS(CHQ), addressed the meeting and reported on the decisions of the Agartala CEC meeting. He is also spoke on important issues such Wage Revision, Subsidiary Tower Company, etc. Com. Gakul Borah, Treasurer (CHQ) also addressed the meeting.
Ever since the Company plunged into crisis, the employees are being targeted. One after another, the facilities of the ordinary employee is being taken away, in the name of managing the financial crisis of the Company. PLI, LTC and Medical allowance of the employees were taken away. Even now, employees are not being paid PLI, under pretext that the Company is running in financial crisis. Medical facilities of the employees have come under further attack. The latest in the attacks is the postponement of the date of salary payment. We want to ask one simple question. Why the ordinary employees alone are being targeted, in the name of financial crisis of the Company, when the top officers of the Company, including the CMD BSNL and the Board of Directors, continue to enjoy all their facilities? Frequent foreign tours, five star hotel stay, Executive health check-up, Gymkana Club membership, First Class / Business Class air travels and various other types of luxuries are still being enjoyed by the top officers. At the time of their retirement, these top officers are taking home luxury cars, laptop / computers, costly furnitures, etc., at only 30% of the cost of those items. This is nothing but day light robbery. None of these luxuries has been stopped for the top officers. At the same time, they will keep on making non-stop preachings that, the ordinary employees should tighten their belts for the sake of the Company. This deception cannot continue any longer. The employees have already sacrificed a lot for the Company. Now, it is the turn of the top officers to sacrifice.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, headed by Derek O’Brien, MP, has given it’s recommendation against the privatisation of Air India. The report of the Committee has pointed out that Air India’s market share has gone down mainly due to the anti-Air India measures taken by the government like allotment of lucrative routes to private airways. The Committee has also has recollected the service rendered by the Air India, during times of natural calamities and in evacuating Indian’s from war zones. The Committee has recommended that Air India’s massive debts should be written off, and the Company should be given a five years’ time for it’s revival.
[Source: Times of India 06.09.2018]
BSNLEU has prepared a tour programme for the CHQ office bearers, for addressing meetings in various circles, as has been decided by the AUAB. Circle Secretaries are requested to kindly make note of this and to coordinate with the CHQ office bearers, for organising the programme successfully. Since the time at our disposal is very short, the CHQ office bearers and the circle secretaries are requested to take prompt actions for organising the meetings successfully.
Following the discussion that the AUAB had with the Additional Secretary (Telecom) yesterday, further discussions took place between the AUAB and the CMD BSNL yesterday, as well as today. In continuation of this, the representatives of the AUAB met Shri Anshu Prakash, Additional Secretary (Telecom) today afternoon. To their surprise, the Additional Secretary (Telecom) told the AUAB representatives today that, even giving the 5% fitment would be difficult. The AUAB did not accept the 5% fitment offer made yesterday. In this backdrop, the AUAB will be holding it's meeting at 11:30 am tomorrow. The meeting will take appropriate decision on the charter of demands. The Executives and Non-Executives are requested to keep ready for struggle.
As per the call of the AUAB, thousands of Executives and Non-Executives participated in the massive March to Sanchar Bhawan held today. The rally started from Eastern Court at 11:45 hrs. It was stopped at Jantar Mantar where a huge meeting was conducted. Com.Chandeshwar Singh, Chairman, AUAB, presided. It was addressed by Com.Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU, Com.Kaango, Vice President, AITUC. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convenor, AUAB, Com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com.Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS and Com.Rasheed Khan, AGS, TEPU. We heartily thank the thousands of comrades who enthusiastically participated in this rally from the nooks and corners of the country, to demand the implementation of the charter of demands of the AUAB.
BSNL द्वारा अपने वित्तीय संकट पर चिंता व्यक्त करते हुए DoT को पत्र....
BSNL कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस ने अपने वित्तीय संकट बाबद चेताते हुए DoT को गंभीरता पूर्ण पत्र लिखा है। कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस ने अपने दिनांक 17 जून 2019 के पत्र में DoT को स्पष्ट किया है कि उसके लिए अपने कर्मचारियों को जून माह का वेतन देना संभव नही होगा। साथ ही कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस ने DoT को यह भी बताया है कि DoT से वित्तीय सहायता न मिलने की स्थिति में BSNL के लिए अपनी सेवाओं का संचालन जारी रखना असंभव होगा।
The Oxfam International has released it’s report on 20th January, 2020, in the sideline of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos. This time the title of the report was “Time to Care”.
The report stated “Economic inequality is out of control. In 2019, the world’s billionaires, only 2,153 people, had more wealth than 4.6 billion people.”
It further mentioned that India’s richest 1% hold more than four times the wealth held by 953 million people who make up for the bottom 70% of the country’s population. Regarding India, Oxfam further said that the combined total wealth of 63 Indian billionaires i.e., Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji, Sunil Mittal etc., is higher than the total Union Budget of India for the fiscal year 2018-19 which was at Rs.24,42,200 crore.
(1) श्री नोरत मल मीणा, सहा. परिमंडल सचिव - Rs.1,000/-
(2) श्री बी आर माली, सहा. परिमंडल सचिव - Rs.1,000/-
(3) श्री महावीर सिंह शेखावत, जिला सचिव, चूरू - Rs.1,000/-
(4) श्री आनन्द सिंह राठौर, जिला सचिव, अजमेर - Rs.1,000/-
(5) श्री चंद्रदेव प्रसाद यादव, जिलाध्यक्ष, कोटा - Rs.1,000/-
(6) श्री परमानंद शर्मा, जिला सचिव, कोटा - Rs.1,000/-
Contract workers are being provided with relief in various district of Andhra Pradesh circle, as per following details:-
East Godavari district: Food materials were distributed to contract workers yesterday the 04.06.2020 at Rajamahendravaram. Totally, 16 contract workers got the relief. Shri Abdul Saleem, DGM (Admn.), Com.Rajkumar, District Secretary, CITU, Com.P.Maheswara Rao, DS, BSNLEU and other leaders participated in the programme. Each worker got relief materials worth Rs.1,500/-.
Vijawayada: Distribution of relief materials to the contract workers took place at Vijayawada today. Com.P.Asokababu, CS, Com.M.V. Sudhakar, District Secretary, CITU, Com.K.S.C. Bose, CS, AIBDPA, Com.N.Ramarao, DS, Com.L. Rameshbabu, ACS, Com.N.S. Saibabu, Circle Treasurer, Com.S.K. Balaji, DP, participated in this programme. 22 contract workers are provided with the relief. Each worker got relief materials worth Rs.1,500/-.
The AUAB organised a Twitter Campaign today. Request was made to the comrades of BSNL to make the tweetings between 11:00 hrs and 13:00 hrs., under hashtag #BSNL4GNow. According to reports, 77,300 tweetings are made today, as per the call of the AUAB. Certainly, the AUAB has attracted the attention of the nation today, demanding the early launching of BSNL’s 4G service as well as it’s revival. The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates all the comrades who participated in this Twitter Campaign.
As a prelude to the two day strike to be held on 12th & 13th December, 2017, the Unions and Associations have decided to conduct a human chain on 23.11.2017. Each and every Non-Executive and Executive should be involved in this human chain. All the circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to take the initiative and to conduct the programme in the most successful manner, in coordination with other unions and associations.
Utilising the visit of Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, to Visakhapatnam, the district union of BSNLEU, organised a special meeting of BSNL employees at Visakhapatnam yesterday the 18.02.2018. Com.G.S.N.Raju, district president, BSNLEU, presided over. Com.Sagar, district secretary,BSNLEU, welcomed all. Even though it was Sunday yesterday, more than 200 comrades enthusiastically attended the meeting. Com.Latchi Raju, Circle VP, BSNLEU, and leaders of SNEA, AIBSNLEA and SEWA BSNL were also present in the dias. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and explained about the ongoing struggle of "All Unions and Associations of BSNL" as well about the current status of the issues of Wage Revision, Subsidiary Tower Company, Pension Revision, rolling back the retirement age from 60 to 58, and left out issues of the 2nd PRC. The General Secretary called upon the employees to make the "March to Sanchar Bhawan" programme a grand success, and also to effectively implement the call for Work According to Rule struggle. The speech of the General Secretary evoked very good response among the employees, and they expressed their determination to intensify the struggles.
India is a great nation. Many great persons have born in this country, who are called mahaans. They tried to find the reason for the sufferings of the people, and also tried to find solution to it. This is how religions are born. Gautam Buddha is one such mahaan. His preachings are being followed not only in India, but in many eastern countries. Incidentally, Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death - all have taken place on a full moon day. This is the significance of Buddha Poornima. It must be recollected on this day, that the important preaching of Buddha is Ahimsa. The most important aspect of Ahimsa is Non-violence and loving fellow men. At a time when hatred is being spread in the name of God and religion in our country, the teachings of Buddha assumes great importance. BSNLEU conveys it's best wishes and warm greetings to all, on the occasion of Buddha Poornima.