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.
BSNLEU has been continuously demanding that the society dues deducted from the salaries of employees, should be remitted to the societies. In the mean time, the society dues of the employee who went on VRS, was also deducted from their leave encashment, but was not remitted to the societies. BSNLEU wrote to the CMD BSNL, pointing out that, the leave encashment money was paid by the LIC, as such the society dues deducted from the leave encashment should immediately be remitted to the societies. Now, the society dues deducted from the leave encashment of VRS optees, is being remitted to the societies by the Corporate Office.
The AUAB leaders of Trunelveli district, Tamil Nadu circle, submitted memorandum today, to Shri M.Kumar, Lok Sabha member from Tenkasi constituency. The AUAB delegation explained the unwanted delay being caused in the launching of BSNL’s 4G service and also in it’s revival. The Member of Parliament listened to the views expressed by the AUAB leaders and assured to take the needful action.
As a part of intensifying the ‘Work According to Rule’ programme, it has been decided to conduct protest demonstrations on every Wednesday. Circle and district secretaries are requested to effectively conduct these demonstrations, by coordinating with other constituents of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL. Efforts should be taken to mobilise maximum number of employees in these demonstrations.
Mrs.Nandavva Basappa Salakki, mother of Com.G.B.Salakki, former AGS, BSNLEU, passed away at Bijapur yesterday. She was 92 years old. She had been the affectionate mother of many of the BSNLEU comrades of Bijapur, as well as many circle level leaders of the Union. She used to attend the programmes of our Union at Bijapur. The CHQ of BSNLEU grieves due to the death of this affectionate mother, and conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to Com.G.B.Salakki, former AGS, his family members and the comrades of BSNLEU.
Prominent Bangladeshi writer and publisher Shahzahan Bachchu, aged 60, was killed on Monday. Bachchu was an out spoken person of secularism. It is a matter of serious concern that secular writers and bloggers are being killed one after another, by Islamic extremists, in Bangladesh.
The 3rd meeting of the Joint Committee on Wage Revision of the Non-Executives took place yesterday the 27-08-2018. Shri H.C.Pant, Chairman of the Committee presided. All the Committee members, both from the Staff Side and the Management Side, were present. The Staff Side has already submitted it’s note on the structures of the new pay scales before the last meeting of the Committee. In yesterday’s meeting, the Management Side spelt out their proposals regarding the new pay scales.
Management Side proposed that, the minimum of the new pay scales should be arrived at, by multiplying the minimum of the existing pay scales by 2.4. Accordingly, they proposed the minimum of the new NE 1 pay scale as RS.18,600. However, the Staff Side did not accept this. They demanded that the multiplication factor should be 2.44. Accordingly, the minimum of the new NE1 pay scale comes to Rs.18,934 and that it should be rounded off to Rs.19,000. They also demanded that the 2.44 multiplication factor should be applied to arrive at the minimum of all the new pay scales. The Management Side agreed to examine these proposals of the Staff Side.
As regards the maximum of the new pay scales, the Staff Side has already proposed that they should be arrived at, by providing 43 years of span. But, the Management Side stated that this would result in heavy expenditure on account of payment of Pension Contribution. The Staff Side demanded that the spans of the pay scales should be provided in sufficient numbers, so that no Non-Executive would suffer from the problem of stagnation after the Wage Revision. It is decided to continue with the discussion in the next meeting, to be held on 10-09-2018.
The Staff Side members expressed their unhappiness that the talks are going on very slowly. They also stated that at this speed, the talks could not be completed expeditiously. They demanded that the meetings of the Committee should take place more frequently.
DoT द्वारा हमारी प्रमुख डिमांड्स स्पष्ट रूप से खारिज....अब हड़ताल पर जाने के अलावा कोई अन्य विकल्प नही.
AUAB और सेक्रेटरी, टेलीकॉम के बीच 02.11.2018 को सम्पन्न मीटिंग में यह बताया गया था कि DoT द्वारा BSNL से कुछ जानकारियां (queries) मांगी जाएगी। साथ ही यह भी बताया गया था कि BSNL से जवाब मिल जाने के बाद DoT द्वारा 3rd पे रिवीजन के संबंध में कैबिनेट नोट को अंतिम रूप दिया जाएगा। अब ज्ञात हुआ है कि DoT ने BSNL को पत्र लिख कर कुछ क्वेरीज प्रस्तुत की है। यह भी ज्ञात हुआ है कि उस पत्र में DoT ने हमारी 3rd पे रिवीजन, BSNL को 4G स्पेक्ट्रम का आवंटन और वास्तविक मूल वेतन पर पेंशन कॉन्ट्रिब्यूशन की मांग को परोक्ष रूप से रिजेक्ट कर दिया है।
माननीय संचार राज्य मंत्री द्वारा दिए गए आश्वासनों पर विगत 8 माह में DoT ने कोई कार्यवाही नही की है। अब उन्होंने स्पष्ट रूप से हमारी सभी प्रमुख डिमांड्स रिजेक्ट कर दी है। अतः CHQ, सभी सर्किल व डिस्ट्रिक्ट सेक्रेटरीज के संज्ञान में लाना चाहेगा कि ऐसे में, अब हमारे पास हड़ताल/अनिश्चितकालीन हड़ताल पर जाने के अलावा कोई दूसरा विकल्प नही बचा है। सर्किल व डिस्ट्रिक्ट सेक्रेटरीज से अनुरोध है कि इस संबंध में हुई प्रगति सभी कर्मचारियों में व्यापक रूप से प्रसारित करें और कर्मचारियों को हड़ताल हेतु प्रेरित करने के लिए हर संभव प्रयास करें।
बीएसएनएल के स्वर्ण खजाने का ताला खोलिए...
DoT और माननीय संचार राज्य मंत्री द्वारा यह कहा जा रहा है कि बीएसएनएल घाटे में चल रहा है और उसके लिए कर्मचारियों का 15%फिटमेंट के साथ वेतन संशोधन करना संभव नही होगा। हमें यह समझना चाहिए कि DoT द्वारा बीएसएनएल की वित्तीय स्थिति को केवल कर्मचारियों को 3rd पे रिवीजन न देने के लिए कमजोर बताया जा रहा है। ईमानदारी से कहें तो, सरकार बीएसएनएल की वित्तीय स्थिति में सुधार और उसके उन्नयन के लिए कोई कदम नही उठा रही है। बीएसएनएल को 4G स्पेक्ट्रम, जिसका बीएसएनएल की वित्तीय स्थिति में सुधार में महत्वपूर्ण योगदान होगा, का आवंटन सरकार द्वारा नही करना इसका स्पष्ट उदाहरण है। इतना ही नही, सरकार बीएसएनएल को उसका उपयोग करने की अनुमति नही दे रही है जिसे हम "बीएसएनएल की सोने की खान" कह सकते हैं। जी हाँ, बीएसएनएल के पास हर शहर और गांव में प्रमुख स्थानों पर वृहद रूप में फैली अपनी जमीन है। इन जमीनों की कीमत रु 1 लाख करोड़ के करीब है। इन जमीनों का मुद्रीकरण (monetise) कर बीएसएनएल बड़ी सहजता से प्रत्येक वर्ष रु 10,000 करोड़ का राजस्व प्राप्त कर सकता है। लेकिन DoT द्वारा ऐसी मौद्रीकरण (monetisation) की अनुमति नही दी जा रही है। बीएसएनएल द्वारा 29.10.2018 को अपनी "लैंड मैनेजमेंट पॉलिसी" हेतु अनुमोदन प्राप्त करने के लिए भी DoT को लिखा जा चुका है। यदि यह पॉलिसी मंजूर हो जाती है तो बीएसएनएल अपनी जमीन संपदा से काफी राजस्व अर्जित कर सकता है। लेकिन DoT द्वारा इसमें जानबूझ कर विलंब किया जा रहा है। कॉम पी अभिमन्यु, GS और कॉम स्वपन चक्रबोर्ति, Dy.GS, आज श्री अभय कुमार, CGM(BW) और श्री डी के सिंघल, GM(LD) से मिले और इस मुद्दे पर विस्तार से चर्चा की। उन्होंने आश्वासित किया कि बीएसएनएल की इन "स्वर्ण खानों" का ताला खोलने के लिए हर संभव प्रयास किए जाएंगे।
The two day circle executive committee meeting of BSNLEU, Rajasthan circle, got kick-started at Alwar today. National Flag was hoisted by Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS and the Union Flag was hoisted by Com.P.K.Jain, Organising Secretary (CHQ). Com. Vijay Singh, Circle Vice- President, is presiding over the meeting. An impressive seminar was organised in today's forenoon session, on the revival of BSNL. Com.Ashok Pareek, circle secretary, welcomed everyone and initiated the discussion. The seminar was addressed by Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, Com.P.K.Jain, Organising Secretary (CHQ), Shri Arun Nigam, Secretary, Staff Side of the Circle Council, Shri Shyam Singh, GM, Alwar, Com.Vijay Singh, Circle Vice-President, Com.Pitambar Saini, district secretary, Alwar and leaders of the fraternal organisations of Alwar addressed the Seminar. In his address, Com.P.Abhimanyu, explained the present condition of BSNL and explained about the strategy to be adopted by the BSNL trade union movement, to resolve the issues of the Company and that of the employees. Subjects Committee started in the post-lunch session and is going on.
Election campaign meeting was held at Badmer on 28-08-2019. Com. Dilip welcomed all and presided. The meeting was addressed by Com.P.K Jain, Org. Secretary (CHQ), Com.Ashok Pareek, Circle Secretary, Com. Vijay Singh, Vice President, Rajasthan Circle. Leaders explained about present status of BSNL and efforts put in by BSNLEU to save BSNL. The meeting was concluded with vote of thanks.
In his presentation, as well as in the meeting held with the AUAB, Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL, emotionally pointed out that the last, as well as the golden opportunity, for the financial revival of BSNL has come. He fervently appealed to everyone, to utilise this opportunity for restoring the glory of BSNL. With the allotment of 4G spectrum, financial assistance, together with a very conducive atmosphere, the last as well as the golden opportunity has come for the financial revival of BSNL, pointed out the CMD BSNL. He expressed the hope that everyone in BSNL would rise to the occasion for improving the quality of the services and for winning over the confidence of the people and the nation.