BSNLEU has already written to the GM(Rectt.), demanding to arrange two exam centres in Himachal Pradesh for the forthcoming TT LICE, keeping the geographical and climatic conditions of the circle. This issue was discussed by Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com.Vijayakumar, AGS, with the DGM(Rectt.) yesterday. It is learnt that the file is being moved in the positive direction.
The World Bank has stated that the GDP growth of India has slowed down. The Bank has stated that, GDP growth will be only 6% for the current financial year. In it’s report, the World Bank has also stated that the interruptions caused to the economy by the demonetisation, introduction of the GST, combined with high unemployment, has increased the risks for the poor people.
[Source: The Hindu dated 14.10.2019]
कॉन्ट्रैक्ट वर्कर्स के 2 माह के वेजेस हेतु फण्ड आज जारी कर दिए गए- कर्मचारियों के नवम्बर माह के वेतन भुगतान हेतु इस सप्ताह के अंत तक फंड्स आवंटित किए जा सकते हैं...
Sr GM(CBB), कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस द्वारा बताया गया कि कॉन्ट्रैक्ट वर्कर्स को 2 माह के वेजेस भुगतान हेतु फंड्स आज जारी कर दिए गए हैं। सर्किल और डिस्ट्रिक्ट सेक्रेटरीज से अनुरोध है कि वें यह सुनिश्चित करें कि कॉन्ट्रैक्ट वर्कर्स को तुरंत भुगतान किया जा रहा है। साथ ही, Sr GM(CBB) ने यह भी कहा कि कर्मचारियों के नवम्बर माह के वेतन भुगतान हेतु कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस द्वारा इस सप्ताह के अंत तक फंड्स आवंटित करने के प्रयास किए जा रहे हैं।
Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitaraman has announced a relief package of Rs.1.7 lakh crore, to tackle the crisis created by COVID-19. Reputed Indian economist, Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyer, who is also a consultant of the World Bank, has stated that the relief package announced by the Finance Minister is too small and it makes us look like pygmies, compared to the relief package announced by the US government. President, Trump of the US, has announced a $2 trillion relief package to fight the crisis created by the Corona Virus. $2 trillion is 10% of the US's GDP. Whereas, the Rs.1.7 lakh crore, announced by Indian Finance Minister, comes to only 0.5% of the Indian GDP. He has compared the relief package as "a few crumbs from the Finance Minister’s table". The economist has stated that this is a “once in a century” crisis and the Indian government should spend more to tackle it.
Distribution of relief to the contract workers, in the form of food materials, is continuing in Telangana circle. The details of distribution made in Karim Nagar and Adilabad districts are as follows:-
Karimnagar: BSNLEU, Karim Nagar district union distributed food materials to 12 contract workers today. Each worker was provided with food materials worth Rs.1,350/-. This relief was also provided to the family of Com.K. Suresh, Casual Mazdoor, who expired in March, 2020, due to heart attack. This programme was attended by Shri Ananth Kumar, DGM, Shri Vamanamurthy, DE, STR, Com.Satyanarayan Rao, District President, BSNLEU, Com.Sathaiah, District Secretary and other leaders.
Adilabad: Food materials worth Rs.1,500/- each were distributed to two contract workers working in Nirmal Exchange, Adilabad. Com.Narender Goud, Circle office bearers, Com.B.V. Ramanaiah, Branch Secretary, and others participated.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Rahul Shevale, TF, Mumbai.
Former Minister of Communications, Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanidhi Maran and others are discharged yesterday, by the CBI court, in the Aircel Maxis case. Dayanidhi Maran was the Communications Minister from 2004 to 2007. Aircel promoter C. Sivasankaran made a complaint to the CBI that, during the above period, he was coerced by Dayanidhi Maran to sell his stakes in Aircel, to the Malaysian company Maxis, owned by T. Ananda Krishnan. In consideration for this, Rs. 742 crore was paid to Dayanidhi Maran, by two Mauritius based companies, accused the Enforcement Directorate(ED). However, the CBI court has held that there is no prima facie evidence against the accused persons. The ED has said that it would appeal against the order of the CBI trial court. Advocate Prashant Bushan has stated that, the discharge by the CBI court, without even a trial, in a case which has strong evidence, is absurd.
[ Source : The Hindu dated 03-02-2017]
The CEC meeting, held at Agartala, has decided to give a detailed note to the Management, on curtailing of wasteful expenditures. It is also decided that, all Circle Secretaries and Central Office-bearers should give their suggestions in this regard to the CHQ. Those CEC members who have not sent the note to the CHQ so far, are requested to immediately send the same. Within a day or two, CHQ will be submitting this note to the Management.
The All India BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee is being held at Bengaluru on 30-06-2018. The venue of the meeting is:-
BSNL Employees Union Office
CTO Building Telephone House,
Rajbhavan Road, Minsk Square,
Bengaluru 560 001.
(Land Mark: Next to Cubbon Park Metro Station)
Together with the Committee meeting, a seminar is also being organised. Com.Sudha Sundararaman, AIDWA, is addressing the seminar.
Shri Somnath Chatterjee, former Lok Sabha speaker, as well as one of the renowned lawyers of the country, passed away. He was 89 years old. Before becoming the Lok Sabha speaker, Shri Somnath Chatterjee served for long years as a member of the Lok Sabha. During this period, he had effectively raised his voice in the interest of the working class. He was also one of the renowned advocates of the country. BSNLEU thankfully remembers how Shri Somnath Chatarjee argued the court case in favour of getting recognition to Com. Moni Bose. After getting elected as the General Secretary in the E3 Union's Bhopal All India Conference, Com.Moni Bose was denied recognition by the DoT, on the plea that he was a dismissed employee. In the case filed by Com.Moni Bose, Shri Somnath Chatterjee appeared and effectively argued. As a result of this, the DoT was compelled to grant recognition to Com.Moni Bose, as the duly elected General Secretary of the E3 union. BSNLEU pays it's respectful homage to Shri Somnath Chatterjee. The Union also conveys it's heartfelt condolences to his family members.
The two day circle executive committee meeting of BSNLEU started at Coimbatore today. The National Flag was hoisted by Com. A.Md.Jaffer, Coimbatore District President. The Union Flag was hoisted by Com.R.Meyyappan Christopher, Assistant Circle Secretay. Com.S.Chellappa, circle president, is presiding over the meeting. Com.Babu Radhakrishnan, circle secretary, welcomed everyone and presented his report on activities. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, inaugurated the meeting. In his speech, the General Secretary spoke in detail about the present status of various issues, viz. revival of BSNL, Wage Revision, Pension Revision and other demands of the AUAB, issues of the contract workers, etc. The General Secretary was felicitated in the meeting, for his election to the post of the Convenor of the Communications Sector of the WFTU- TUI. Thereafter, the Subjects Committee started and members of the executive committee are participating in it.
The indefinite strike of 48,000 workers and employees of the TSRTC (Telangana State Road Transport Corporation) is going on for the 11th day today. The strike started on 05th October, 2019, as per the call of the Joint Action Committee of the TSRTC. The Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrasekara Rao, has dismissed all the 48,000 striking employees and workers and has stated that, there was no question of having talks with the striking employees, or taking them back for duty. Meanwhile, one worker has self-immolated himself and died yesterday. BSNLEU, Telangana circle union has conducted solidarity demonstrations, in support of the strike. BSNLEU condemns the dismissal of the employees and workers. It demands the immediate reinstatement of the dismissed workers and employees and demands that the strike should be brought to an end, through a negotiated settlement.
Today’s Economic Times newspaper has reported that, the deployment costs in telecommunications is to increase by 15% to 20% in the absence of Huawei and ZTE, which will ultimately hurt the customers. The ET has reported that Huawei and ZTE have been offering the lowest rates for telecom equipments. Now that the government has decided to avoid Huawei and ZTE, both of which are Chinese companies, the Indian Telecom Companies will become dependent on European vendors, viz., Ericsson and Nokia, besides South Korea’s Samsung. The ET has also cautioned that the 15% to 20% increase in deployment costs will ultimately heart the customers.
[Courtesy: Economic Times - 29.07.2020]
We have already announced that com.C.K.Gundanna, circle secretary, BSNLEU, Karnataka circle, has been conferred with the "Rajyotsava" award, by the government of Karnataka. The award giving ceremony took place at Bengaluru yesterday, and shri Siddaramaiah, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, handed over the citation, cash award and the gold coin. The Hon'ble Chief Minister also honoured com.C.K.Gundanna in the traditional way. It is really a great honour for com.C.K.Gundanna. BSNLEU, and it's entire members and leaders feel proud of com.C.K.Gundanna.
All India State Government Employees Federation organised a condolence meeting at Delhi on 12.12.2017 to pay respectful homage to com Sukomal Sen in Delhi Parsi Anjuman Hall. The meeting was presided over by com.Subhash Lamba, AGS, AISGEF. At the beginning a resolution proposed by com Srikumar, SG, AISGEF. There after com.A.K.Padmanabhan, Vice-President, CITU, recollected the memories with com.Sukomal Sen followed by com.K.K.N.Kutty, Confederation of Central Government Employees, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, com.Giriraj Singh, President,NFPE, com.R.N.Parasar, SG,NFPE and other leaders from AISGEF from different states. The condolence resolution adopted with a strong determination that all unions of state, central and PSUs will carry the messages of com.Sukomal Sen to protect the interests of the working class of the country.