The AUAB has called on the BSNL employees to organise massive rallies, demanding settlement of 3rd pay revision, allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, pension revision and payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay. The rallies are being organised at New Delhi, at circle and district head quarters. CHQ calls upon the circle and district unions to have necessary coordination with the other constituents of the AUAB and organise tomorrow’s rallies massively and effectively. These rallies should be utilised as preparatory for the strike.
The DoT, as well as the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, are telling that BSNL is running in huge loss, and it will not be able to pay salaries to the employees, in the revised pay scales, with 15% fitment. We have to understand that the DoT cites the poor financial condition of BSNL, only to deny 3rd Pay Revision to the employees. Honestly speaking, the government is not willing to take any step, for the improvement of BSNL’s financial position, as well as it’s revival. A clear example is that the government does not want to allot 4G spectrum to BSNL, which will play a major role in improving BSNL’s financial condition. Not only that. The Government is not also allowing BSNL to utilise, what is called as BSNL’s Gold Mine. Yes, BSNL is having vast areas of lands in the prime parts of all the cities and towns. The value of these lands comes to Rs.1 lakh crores. BSNL can easily earn at least Rs.10,000 crore revenue per year, if these lands are monetised. However, the DoT is not approving this monetisation. BSNL has already written to the Secretary, Telecom, on 29.10.2018, seeking approval for it’s Land Management Policy. If this policy is approved, BSNL can generate huge revenues from it’s landed properties. But so far, the DoT has not given it’s approval for BSNL’s Land Management Policy. Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Shri Abhai Kumar, CGM(BW) and Shri D.K. Singal, GM(LD) today and discussed at length about this issue. BSNLEU’s representatives assured them that all out efforts will be taken to unlock BSNL’s Gold Mine.
Com. S.D. Chaudhari, Circle Secretary, Telecom Factory (Mumbai), as well as Organising Secretary (CHQ), retired from service on superannuation, today. He entered in the service in the year 1982, as Examiner in the Telecom Factory. Com. S.D. Chaudhari, together with other pioneers like Com.S.A. Tendulkar, started BSNLEU in Telecom Factory(Mumbai). Earlier, Com.S.D. Chaudhari has served the organisation in the capacities of Vice President (CHQ) and Organising Secretary (CHQ). The CHQ wishes a long, healthy and peaceful retired life to Com.S.D. Chaudhari.
A meeting of the BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee will be held at Pune, on 28.07.2019. Notification for the meeting will be issued shortly by the Convenor. All the circle secretaries are requested to kindly ensure that members of the BSNL WWCC, from their respective circles, attend the meeting without fail.
A huge election campaign meeting was organised at Pune today. Com.Manoj Barkhe, District President, presided over the meeting and Com.Jakati, District Secretary, welcomed all. The meeting was addressed by Com.N.K. Nalawade, CS, Maharashtra & Vice President (CHQ), Com.John Verghese, AGS and Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS. The leaders explained in detail about the reasons for the financial crisis of BSNL, the demands of the AUAB for it’s solution and the issues taken up and settled by BSNLEU, since the 7th Membership Verification. The leaders clarified beyond any doubt that, there is no necessity to implement VRS, and also that the unions and associations of BSNL would firmly fight against reduction of the retirement age from 60 to 58. The gathering listened to the speech of the leaders with rapt attention till the end of the meeting.
The revival package of BSNL has been approved by the Union Cabinet in it’s meeting held yesterday the 23.10.2019. BSNLEU has issued the following press statement, communicating it’s views on the decisions taken by the Cabinet.
An editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The Shiv Sena on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, alleging that such “brutal politics” was never seen before in the country.
An editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ further alleged that the BJP wanted to see “Hindu-Muslim riots” over the Citizenship Amendment Act, but that did not happen. Since the BJP has been cornered over the issue of CAA, several things are happening out of “revenge”, it said. Comparing the attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students to the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes, the Shiv Sena said “divisive politics” was dangerous for the country.
“The fallout of JNU attack is being seen elsewhere in the country...what Modi and Shah want is happening. The country is in danger. Divisive politics is dangerous for the country,” the Uddhav Thackeray-led party said.
“Allowing blood stains in universities, colleges and beating up of students and indulging in politics over the burning situation...such brutal politics was never seen before,” the Marathi publication said while terming the attack on JNU students as a “blot” on the law and order situation.
[ Courtesy : The Hindu dated 07-01-2020]
कर्मचारी लॉकडाउन के चलते अपने कार्यस्थलों से दूर रहे- इस अवधि को "ड्यूटी" मानने की BSNLEU ने मांग की....
BSNLEU ने डायरेक्टर (HR) को उन कर्मचारियों की समस्या बाबद लिखा है, जो अपने कार्यस्थल से बाहर थे और लॉकडाउन के तहत हवाई, रेल और यातायात के अन्य साधन बंद हो जाने से अपने कार्यस्थल पर पहुंच पाने में असमर्थ थे। BSNLEU ने मैनेजेमेंट को अनुरोध किया है कि, ऐसे कर्मचारी, जो लॉकडाउन घोषित होने की वजह से अपने कार्यस्थान पर नही पहुंच पाए, को स्वयं का अवकाश आवेदित करने हेतु बाध्य नही किया जाए। BSNLEU ने मांग की है उक्त श्रेणी के कर्मचारियों की अनुपस्थिति को "ड्यूटी" ही माना जाए।
The AUAB leaders met Shri Biren Baishya, MP, at Guwahati today and submitted the memorandum. The AUAB representatives explained about the inordinate delay in launching BSNL’s 4G service and also the delay in implementing the revival package. The MP listened to the AUAB leaders and assured to take the needful action.
BSNLEU wishes Merry Christmas to all. Let the festival bring peace, harmony and friendship among all the people.
As a part of the ongoing ‘Work According to Rule’ programme, Non-Executives and Executives are requested to perform their duties strictly according to rules. Non-Executives and Executives are directed not to participate in any marketing activity like, mela or road-show, other than those employees who are posted in the marketing section.
The CBI has arrested the notorious and corrupt ITS officer Adesh Kumar Gupta, along with two other officers in a bribery case. Adesh Kumar Gupta, who is working as the PGM, Faridabad, Haryana, has been arrested with two other officers, Kamal Mewani, AGM and Shankar Verma, JTO. It may be recollected that Adesh Kumar Gupta is the person, who was involved in the murder of Com. Sukendar Pal Singh, the former BSNLEU district secretary of Ghaziabad. In the present case, the CBI has registered a case under section 120-B of IPC and Section 7 of PC Act, 1988, on a complaint received from a contractor. It was alleged that the contractor was awarded work related to provisioning of new broadband connections/maintenance of broadband services by the Office of the PGM, BSNL, Faridabad. On completion of the work, the contractor has submitted 32 bills, totalling Rs. 7,99,877 for the said work during the period November, 2017 to January, 2018. Adesh Kumar Gupta has demanded Rs 51,000 through the AGM, for passing the bills. It is noteworthy that on an earlier occasion also, Adesh Kumar Gupta, was arrested on corruption charges, when he was GM, Noida. However, he managed to become the the PGM of nearby Faridabad. This only shows the influence he enjoys with the “ higher-ups”.
[ Source : UNI dated 21-04-2018 ]
A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) will be held at 14:30 has on 26.06.2018, at BSNLMS office, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi. The meeting will deliberate various important issues including the Wage Revision, Subsidiary Tower Company and BSNL’s revival.
In the meeting held between the AUAB and the Secretary, Telecom, on 02.11.2018, it was informed that, the DoT would raise certain queries from BSNL. Further it was also assured that the DoT would finalise the Cabinet Note on the 3rd pay revision issue, on receipt of reply from BSNL. Now it is learnt that the DoT has written letter to BSNL, raising certain queries. It is also learnt that, in that letter, the DoT has virtually rejected the demands for 3rd pay revision, allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL and payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay.
The DoT has not taken any action for the last 8 months, to implement the assurances given by the Hon’ble MoS(C). Now, they have virtually rejected all the important demands. Hence, CHQ would like to inform the circle and district unions that now we are left with no other option, but to go on strike, including an indefinite one. Circle and district unions are requested to give vide publicity to the employees on this development, and take all out efforts to mobilise the employees for strike action.
The IIM-Ahmedabad has recommended VRS and rolling back of the retirement age from 60 to 58, as a measure for the financial revival of BSNL. BSNLEU opposes VRS and has informed the Management that VRS will not bring the desired result of revival of BSNL. However, some organisations welcome VRS. Especially, the Directly Recruited Employees believe that, VRS will help to turn BSNL into a financially healthy organisation. We have written an article in the April issue of the Tele Crusader, explaining why we oppose VRS..
BSNL वर्किंग वुमन्स कोऑर्डिनेशन कमिटी मीटिंग पुणे में 28.07.2019 को होगी....
BSNL वर्किंग वुमन्स कोऑर्डिनेशन कमिटी मीटिंग पुणे में 28.07.2019 को होगी। मीटिंग हेतु नोटिफिकेशन कन्वेनर द्वारा शीघ्र जारी किया जाएगा। सभी सर्किल सेक्रेटरीज से अनुरोध है कि वें यह सुनिश्चित करें कि उनके सर्किल के BSNL WWCC के मेंबर्स मीटिंग में आवश्यक रूप से उपस्थित हों।
The BSNL Management gave a presentation to all the unions and associations yesterday, about the revival package that has been approved by the Cabinet. CMD BSNL and other Directors of the BSNL Board were present. The presentations were given by the CMD BSNL and the Director(HR). As told in the presentation, the revival package includes allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, implementation of VRS, issuing of bonds by BSNL and MTNL to the tune of Rs. 15,000 crore for which Sovereign Guarantee will be given by the government, monetisation of BSNL's lands to the extent of Rs. 20,000 crore, the proceeds of which will be utilised to repay the loans and merger of MTNL with BSNL through which MTNL will become a subsidiary of BSNL. As regards VRS, it was told that all the absorbed employees above 50 years can avail it. Payment of exgratia plus pension will not exceed 125% of pay for the remaining period of service. This exgratia amount will be paid in two installments by the government. The 1st installment will be paid in this financial year, i.e., 2019-20 and the next installment will be paid in the next financial year, i.e., 2020-21. Payment of Gratuity and Pension Commutation amounts will be paid only on the actual date of retirement, i.e., on completion of 60 years. Time frame for the implementation of VRS will be finalised, on receipt of orders of the DoT.
Deepika Padukone visited the JNU at around 7. 30 pm yesterday and expressed her solidarity with the students and teachers who were brutally attacked by the masked goons last Sunday. She stood with the students for around 15 minutes, to express her solidarity, though she did not address the gathering. The fact that, Deepika Padukone, one of India's topmost actors, has visited JNU and has expressed her silent protest against the barbaric attack on the students, has sent the right message to the nation.