BSNLEU and AIBDPA, Pondicherry jointly provided relief to the contract workers at Pondicherry. The office bearers of BSNLEU and AIBDPA disbursed Rs.1,000/- each to the contract workers. Com.A.Subramanian, DS, BSNLEU, Com.R. Selvam, DS, TNTCWU Com.M. Balasubramnian, Treasurer, AIBDPA and Com.N. Kolanjiappan, District President, BSNLEU, disbursed the money.
CHQ thankfully acknowledges that AIBDPA, Kolkata Telephones Circle, has donated Rs.50,000/- to the "Contract Workers Relief Fund". Com.Manisha Biswas, ACS, AIBDPA, handed over the amount to Com.Sisir Kumar Roy, CS, BSNLEU, today.
As has already been intimated, BSNLEU has decided to hold it’s next Central Executive Committee meeting on 10th & 11th September, 2020. In view of the prevailing restrictions on movement, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BSNLEU is holding this meeting of the CEC as an online meeting. Notification for holding this meeting is issued today. The link for the CEC MEMBERS, to log in for the online meeting, will be sent on Whatsapp.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Conrad Sangma, Hon’ble MP, Tura.
The Circle Executive Committee meeting of BRBRAITT Jabalpur, was held at Jabalpur on 05/05/2018. The meeting was presided over by Com. Abdul Kadeer, Circle President. Com. Basant Lal CS, welcome all & also presented report on activities. Com. Jagdish Singh Vice President (CHQ) spoke at length on the current scenario. He spoke on the decision taken in Agartala CEC. He also spoke on wage revision, Subsidiary Tower Company and Pension Revision etc. The CEC members participated in the deliberations. The CEC unanimously resolve to implement Agartala CEC decisions to observe as per AUAB call.
The AUAB, in it’s meeting held on 26.06.2018, has unanimously decided to organise demonstrations on 11.07.2018 and relay hunger strike on 24th, 25th and 26th July, 2018, demanding implementation of the assurance given by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications. This meeting was attended by General Secretaries / representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, AIGETOA, BSNL MS, TEPU and BSNL ATM. Com. Mohinder Singh, represented FNTO in this meeting. According to the unanimous decision taken in the meeting, notification was issued to the DoT and BSNL, for holding the agitational programme. In accordance with the practice being followed in AUAB, the letter has been sent with the signatures of the General Secretaries of all the Unions and Associations taking part in the AUAB. However, it is a matter of deep regret and serious concern that the GS, FNTO and GS, SEWA BSNL, have written to the DoT and BSNL Management, dissociating themselves from these programme. Circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to effectively organise the demonstration and the relay hunger strike with the other constituents of the AUAB.
The whole country is aware that, Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been accused of raping a nun. He has been arrested and has been remanded in judicial custody for 12 days. The arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal has come only after the nuns conducted street-protests. No person, whichever religion he may belong to, is above the law. But, it is unfortunate that, the Church in Kerala is defending the disgraced Franco Mulakkal. The Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council (KCBC), in a statement issued yesterday, has stated that the nuns are being used by the enemies of the Church, to destabilise and malign the Church. The statement of the Church is nothing, but defending the culprit Franco Mulakkal. Actually, the Church should have gone to the rescue of the helpless nun, who has been raped by Franco Mulakkal. Instead, it is shocking that, the Church is maligning the nuns who have come to the streets, seeking justice.
इंडिया पोस्ट ने रु 15,000 करोड़ का घाटा दर्ज किया...
डिपार्टमेंट ऑफ पोस्ट्स, जिसे इंडिया पोस्ट्स कहा जाता है, ने वित्तीय वर्ष 2018-19 में रु 15,000 करोड़ का घाटा दर्ज किया है। वर्ष 2017-18 में इसकी हानि रु 6,007 करोड़ थी
The 9th Circle Conference of BSNLEU, Punjab circle, was held at Moga on 19th & 20th November, 2019. Com.Parbodh Chand, presided over the conference. Com.Balbir Singh, Circle Secretary, welcomed everyone. Com.Raghu Nath Singh, General Secretary, CITU, Punjab, delivered the inaugural speech. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Animesh Mitra, President, attended the Conference from the CHQ. Both the leaders explained about the decisions of the Ghaziabad CEC, General Strike to be held on 08th January, 2020, BSNL’s revival package, VRS, etc. Com.Balbir Singh, CS, presented the report on activities and Com.Budh Singh, Treasurer, submitted the accounts. In depth discussions were held by the delegates. After approval of the report on activities and accounts, the election of office bearers also took place unanimously.
We have heard about the “Great Wall of China”, built to stop foreigners from invading China. Now, the Great Wall of Gujarat is being constructed in Ahmedabad, to stop Donald Trump, US President, from seeing the slums of Ahmedabad. Below is the reporting of the New Indian Express dated 14.02.2020 on the subject.
“Ahead of Trump’s visit to Ahmedabad on February 24, the local municipal corporation is building a temporary wall on the sides of the road linking Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport to Indira Bridge to keep slum areas out of sight of the American President and first Lady Melania Trump. “The 6-7 feet high wall is being erected to cover the slum at an estimated 600-metre stretch. This will be followed by plantation drive along the stretch so that the US President will not see the dirtiest places of India,” a senior municipal official said. More than 500 kutcha houses, home to an estimated 2,500 people, are part of the decades-old Dev Saran or Saraniyavaas slum area.”
The lock-down imposed by the government is a step in the right direction, to curb the spread of Corona Virus Disease. At the same time, the Central and State government have not cared about the livelihood of the tens of thousands of migrant workers throughout the country. The government very well knows that the migrant workers lead a “hand to mouth” life. With the lock-down in place, these migrant workers are left high and dry, in various parts of the country, without job and food. The government has done pretty little to take care of their livelihood. Yesterday, the migrant workers belonging to UP and Bihar gathered in thousands at Bandera railway station, Mumbai, with the hope that the lock-down would be lifted and they could start moving to their native places. However, their hopes were belied and they were lathi-charged and disbursed by the police.
The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU was held online today. Com.Animesh Mitra, President, presided over the meeting. The meeting was participated in by Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, Com.R.S. Chauhan, Vice President, Com.Gakul Borah, Treasurer and Com.John Verghese, AGS.
The All India Centre has already decided to hold a meeting of the BSNL Working Women’s Coordination Committee on 13th September, 2020. Today, notification for holding the meeting is issued by the Convenor of the Committee. In view of the prevalent restrictions on movement, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this committee meeting will be held online.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MPs, shri S.Selvakumar Chinnaiah, Erode, shri R.Gopalakrishnan, Madurai, shri N.Gokula Krishnan, Pondicherry and shri R.Radhakrishnan, Pondicherry.
The DoT has issued a letter on 27th April, 2018, to the CMD BSNL, on the wage revision of Non-Executives of BSNL. The crux of this letter is that, BSNL Management could take steps for wage settlement of the Non-Executives in BSNL, through negotiations. Certainly, this is a welcome development. At the same time, we wish to state that all hurdles for wage revision are not removed. For instance, the DPE, even in it’s recent letter dated 18th April, 2018, has categorically mentioned that BSNL does not fall under the category of PSUs which are eligible for wage revision. It is also stated in that letter that, Cabinet approval is required for BSNL’s wage revision. In the talks held between the AUAB and the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications on 24.02.2018, it has been agreed by the Hon’ble Minister that the issue of BSNL’s wage revision would be taken for the approval of the Cabinet. Presently, the DoT is taking steps for the implementation of the Hon’ble Minister’s assurance. Under these circumstances, the DoT has issued clearance to the BSNL to start negotiations for the wage revision of the Non-Executives. BSNLEU will utilise this letter for the commencement of negotiations for wage revision between the Recognised Unions and Management.
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS,BSNLEU addressed a largely attended meeting of BSNL employees at Guwahati on 9th July 2018. The meeting was organised by the Local Co-Ordination Committee of BSNLEU, Guwahati infront of CGMT,Assam office during lunch hour for the preparation of incoming agitational programme called by All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) on 11th July demonstrations infront of CCA office, Relay Hunger Strike on 24th to 26th July demanding settlement of 3rd PRC, pension contributions on actual basis, allotment of 4G spectrum etc. As assured by the Hon'ble MoS(C) and also to start the programme "BSNL at your door step" called by AUAB. The meeting was presided over by com Subrata Nath, president, LCC. Com Bijoy Deka,CS,BSNLEU, Assam gave introductory speech. Com Sailen Sharma,CS, AIBDPA spoken. Addressing the meeting com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, narrated in details on the background of taking agitational programmes by the AUAB on Wage Revision, pension contributions on actual basis, pension revision, allotment of 4G spectrum etc. He appealed to all employees to participate in the marketing programme called by the AUAB considering present financial crisis of the company to ensure payments of wage revision benefits to each and every employee. Vote of thanks given by com Prasanta Baruah,DS,BSNLEU, CGM office. A large number of Non-Executives and Executives attended the meeting.
The price of petrol in Mumbai crossed Rs.90/- per litre yesterday. It was sold at Rs.90.08. At Nanded in Maharashtra, petrol was sold at Rs.91.66. No doubt, soon the price of petrol is going to touch Rs.100/- per litre. The price of crude oil in the international market, is being sold at $80 per barrel. It is interesting to note that in 2012, the price of crude oil in international market was $120, whereas the price of petrol in India at that time was only Rs.65/- per litre. This shows the price of crude oil in the international market has got nothing to do with the steep increase in the price of petrol and diesel in India. The government has levied hefty taxes on petrol and diesel. Both the Central and State governments should immediately reduce their taxes to ensure that the common man does not suffer.
The AUAB, in it’s meeting held yesterday, decided to give exemption to the J&K circle from the 3 day strike starting from 18.02.2019. This decision has been taken in view of the terror attack on security personnel at Pulwama, wherein 40 CRPF jawans have laid down their lives. In the letter addressed to the Director (HR) the AUAB has also assured that all the Executive and Non-Executives of Jammu & Kashmir circle will do their best to ensure maintenance of services in J&K circle. The decision of the AUAB has been communicated to the Management in writing..