General Secretaries of the constituents of the AUAB met Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL, today, and discussed about the non-payment of GPF amount and leave encashment amount to Com.Kabeer Das, Ex.GS, BSNLOA. Even though, Com.Kabeer Das, retired 8 months ago, the BSNL Management is harassing him, by not paying even the GPF and leave encashment amounts, under the pretext that he has been served notice under FR 17(A). The AUAB leaders took strong exception to the vindictive attitude of the Management. The CMD BSNL assured to look into the matter and to do the needful within a week. The AUAB leaders also insisted upon the CMD BSNL to immediately withdraw the notices issued under FR 17(A).
As per the Government's direction, The Public Sector BSNL has already exempted it’s prepaid mobile customers from recharging, till April 20, 2020, in view of the Corona Virus pandemic. However, the private companies, viz., Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Jio are playing tricks and have not carried out the governments’ direction. As a result, the TRAI has pulled them up. The TRAI has pointed out that, Airtel and Vodafone Idea had followed a selective approach in extending the validity period, as a result of which a large number of their prepaid customers are remaining without 2G connectivity, since they are unable to recharge. Similarly, Jio has also played a trick. Instead of extending the validity period, it has credited 100 minutes of calls to those subscribers whose validity period has expired. But, this 100 minutes’ credit was not given to those customers whose validity period has not expired, even though they are having zero balance.
[ Source : ET Telecom, dated April 7, 2020 ]
कर्मचारियो के वेतन से काटे गए LIC प्रीमियम के राशि को समय पर LIC को नही भेजा गया - कॉर्पोरेट कार्यालय द्वारा CGM को पत्र लिखकर कर्मचारियो के आँखों में धूल झोंकने का प्रयास .
कर्मचारियों के वेतन से काटे गए एलआईसी प्रीमियम के राशि का भुगतान LIC को समय पर न करने के मुद्दे को लेकर BSNLEU द्वारा बार-बार CMD BSNL को अवगत कराया गया। तथा समय समय पर BSNLEU ने CMD BSNL से मिलकर इस पर विस्तृत चर्चा की है। कुछ दिन पहले भी, बीएसएनएलईयू ने CMD BSNL को पत्र लिखा था, जिसमें कहा गया था कि LIC ने देरी से प्रीमियम भुगतान करने के लिए BSNL से अलग से ब्याज और GST की मांग कर रहा है। कल, कॉर्पोरेट कार्यालय ने सभी CGM को पत्र लिखकर इस विषय पर अतिरिक्त जानकारी हासिल करनी चाही। सभी जानते हैं कि, LIC प्रीमियम का भुगतान क्यों नही किया गया, क्योंकि उस समय आवश्यक राशि BSNL कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस द्वारा सर्किल को आंबटित नहीं कि गयी। लेकिन, अब, BSNL कॉर्पोरेट कार्यालय सभी CGM से सवाल कर रहा है कि एलआईसी प्रीमियम जो कर्मचारियो के वेतन से काटा गया था उसका भुगतान LIC को क्यों नही किया गया? BSNLEU इस मुद्दे का पूर्ण समाधान चाहता है और उसके लिए प्रबंधन द्वारा उचित कार्रवाई की अपेक्षा रखता है। इस महत्वपूर्ण विषय पर प्रबंधन द्वारा सिर्फ खानापूर्ति न कि जाय बल्कि निर्णायक भूमिका लेकर कर्मचारियों की मदत करे।
The BSNL Working Women’s Co-ordination Committee (BSNLWCC), which is a sub-committee of BSNLEU, used to meet along with the Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU. Now that, the CEC meeting is being held online on 10th & 11th September, 2020, the All India Centre has decided to hold a meeting of the BSNL WWCC online on 13.09.2020. Notification for this meeting will shortly be issued by the Convenor. The CHQ requests all the members of the BSNL WWCC to make it convenient to attend the meeting without fail.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Vijayakumar, Hon’ble MP, Nagerkovil.
As per the call of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL”, powerful protest demonstrations held throughout the country against the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company and appointment of an IAS officer as it’s CMD. As the reports received from various circles, it is learnt that the Non-Executives and Executives have massively and aggressively participated in these demonstrations throughout the country.
The All Unions and Associations of BSNL is continuously organising struggles, demanding the rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company. At the same time, the AUAB meeting held on 27.03.2018, decided to explore the possibility of taking legal action on this issue. The responsibility for making legal consultations was given to Com. G.L. Jogi, Chairman, SNEA and Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA. Based on the suggestions given by these two comrades, the AUAB meeting held today, after threadbare discussion, decided to take legal action against the Subsidiary Tower Company.
It is already informed that BSNLEU is organising an All India Yong Workers Convention at Bhopal on 30.09.2018. The venue of the Convention has been changed and it will now be conducted at Maha Maya Garden, Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal.
As per the decision of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL(AUAB) a preparatory meeting was held at Patna Sanchar Parishar on 30th November 2018, organised by the AUAB of Bihar circle. The meeting was presided over by com B.P.Singh, President of AUAB, Bihar and circle secretary, BSNLEU. Com.Swapan Chakraborty Dy.GS, BSNLEU, Com.Mahavir Singh, National Secretary of NFTE- BSNL, Com.Md Washi Ahamed, Dy.GS, AIGTEOA, Com.Sunithi Choudhury, Organising Secretary, BSNLEU(CHQ), Com.Krishna Kumar,CS,AIBSNLEA, Com.Ambastha, circle representative of SNEA Com.Com. Ramlakhan Singh, DS, NFTE addressed the meeting and explained the demands. Com Ratnesh Mishra, veteran leader, proposed vote of thanks.
A well attended election campaign meeting of BSNLEU was held at Bijnor, UP (West) on 6th September, 2019. The meeting was presided over by Com.Pradeep Bhatnagar, District President. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, was the main speaker. In his speech, he explained in detail about BSNL’s financial crisis and the demands of the AUAB for the revival of the Company. The issues of payment of salary to the employees, proposal for VRS package of the government, reduction of retirement age, allotment of 4G spectrum etc., were also explained. Com.Upendar Singh Teotia, CS and Com.J.B.Tyagi, vice-president of the circle also spoke on the achievements of BSNLEU during last 3 years.
The 7th circle conference of BSNLEU, Karnataka circle, started enthusiastically at Davenegere today. The Reception Committee has made excellent arrangements for this conference. The Conference kick-started with the Flag-hoisting ceremony. National Flag was hoisted by Com.M.C.Balakrishna, circle president. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, hoisted the Union Flag. Floral tributes were paid at the martyrs’ column. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, delivered the inaugural address of the Conference. He spoke elaborately on BSNL’s Revival Package, VRS 2019, Ghaziabad CEC meeting decisions and the General Strike being organised on 08-01-2020. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri,former GS, BSNLEU and Com.Meenakshi Sundaram, GS,CITU,Karnataka, addressed the Conference and explained in detail about the VRS, as well as about the economic policies of the government. Com.Jagadhaale, CS,SNEA, Com.Mahalingaiah,CS,FNTO, Com.Pattaiah, AGS,FNTO, Com.Com.S.Anand,ACS, NFTE and Com.Mahantesh, General Secretary, BSNL Contract Workers Union, participated in the Inaugural Session and they were honoured by the Reception Committee. A book on the struggles of Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, titled “Vajra Kaaya “was released in the Conference by Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS. The Subjects Committee of the Conference started after the lunch break.
The AUAB meeting held on 06.02.2020 discussed about the maintenance of services, manpower deployment, etc., after implementation of the VRS. It was decided to discuss this issue in detail in the next AUAB meeting, to be held after two weeks, after collecting inputs from the field units. Hence, the circle and district secretaries are requested to send their inputs to the CHQ, about the maintenance of the services, manpower management (including transfers ordered, if any), and other relevant details to the CHQ immediately, so as to take up the same in the next meeting of the AUAB.
Due to the Corona Virus Disease the world has already lost 1,00,000 human lives. In addition to this, the Corona Virus Disease has put the world in a very big economic crisis since the entire industrial, commercial and agricultural activities have come to a standstill. The economic crisis created by Corona Virus is deeper than the world economic crisis witnessed in 2008-09, says IMF Chief, Kristalina Georgieva. She has stated that the world has entered a recession and that, the world emerging countries need an aid of $2.5 trillion. She has also stated that due to the Corona Virus Disease $83 billion has vanished from the stock markets in the recent weeks.
It is shocking to know that 20 Indian soldiers are killed in the fighting with Chinese troops in the India China Border at Ladakh. BSNLEU pays it’s respectful homage to all these martyrs. They have sacrificed their lives in defending the nation. BSNLEU also conveys it's deep condolences to the families of all these martyrs. Informed sources report that, 43 Chinese soldiers are also killed in the fight. The Government of India should immediately take diplomatic steps to ensure that the tension does not escalate.
The Tamil Nadu circle union of BSNLEU took the unique initiative of organising a convention of the Directly Recruited JEs. It was held at Pondicherry on 07-01-2018. 100 DR JEs had given their commitment for attending the Convention. However, the lightning indefinite strike started by the State Bus Transport workers threw a very big problem. Virtually, the bus transport came to a standstill. Private bus operators were charging exorbitant rates from the passengers. It was under these circumstances that the Convention took place. Despite the odds, 49 DR JEs attended the Convention. Com.S.Chellappa, AGS & Circle President, presided over and addressed. Com.Babu Radhakrishnan, circle secretary, and Com.A.Subramanian, district secretary, welcomed every one. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, addressed the Convention. He explained about the efforts taken by BSNLEU, to overcome the road blocks created by the Minister and the DoT, in the recruitment of 2,700 DR JEs. He also explained in detail, how BSNLEU settled many serious problems of the DR JEs( erstwhile DR TTAs) in the past, like reducing the qualifying service, from 10 years to 5 years, for appearing in the JTO exam, changing the designation from TTA to JE, ensuring opportunity to appear in the MT Exam, etc. Following the GS's speech, discussion by the DR JEs took place. Twelve DR JEs participated beautifully in the discussion, and put forth very valid views. Many of them expressed serious concerns, about the problems being faced, in improving the quality of service. General Secretary assured that the issues would be taken at the appropriate level, including the Board of Directors and the CMD BSNL. The Convention came to an end with the vote of thanks. CHQ heartily congratulates the Tamil Nadu circle union, for it's superb initiative.
BSNL plans to roll out 4G services across India by the end of this year, with an investment of about Rs.25,000 crore. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL has told the PTI that BSNL is awaiting spectrum allocation from the government in 2100 MHz band to launch 4G VOLTE service. By the end of this year, BSNL will roll out 4G services across country where it operates. BSNL has awarded telecom network contract to Nokia Networks in 10 circles and to ZTE for the rest of 10 circles where it operates. The CMD BSNL further stated that the value of spectrum that the government will allocate is around Rs.12,000 crore, in which the government, as per proposal, will bear the cost of Rs.9,000 crore. Total cost of spectrum will come around Rs.19,000 crore. Balance will be paid by BSNL in 10 annual instalment, he has stated.
The two-day CEC, meeting of BSNLEU, Rajasthan, started at Sawai Madhopur today with National flag Hoisting by Com. Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU and Union flag hoisting by Com. Kamal Singh, Gohil, Circle President. In the forenoon session a Seminar on, "Present Challenges, Before BSNL, and its solutions" was conducted. At the outset Com.Gansham, Meena, District Secretary, Sawai Madhopur, welcomed the participants. Com. Ashok Pareek, Circle Secretary, initiated the debate on the subject matter. Com. Balbir Singh, President elaborately explained the anti BSNL, policies of successive Governments which are responsible for the present problems of BSNL. He said that defeating these policies is the only solution to improve the present position of the BSNL. The Principal, General Manager Telecom, Shri S.S Aggarwal, GM(HR) Shri B.L Meena, Rajasthan Circle and GMTD, Sawai Madhopur, represented the Rajasthan Circle Management in the Seminar. Com.Vijay Singh, Organising Secretary (CHQ), Com.Kamal Singh Gohil, Circle President, BSNLEU, also addressed the Seminar. Com. P.K.Jain, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Jaipur, conducted the programme. Com. V.P. Sharma, former Circle President, BSNLEU, Rajasthan, gave vote of thanks.
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