DoT पर BSNL को देय रु 14,000 करोड़ की राशि का भुगतान बकाया....
आज के इकोनॉमिक टाइम्स ने खबर प्रकाशित की है कि कर्मचारियों को जून का वेतन समय पर मिलेगा क्योंकि BSNL के पास पर्याप्त राशि (cash flow) उपलब्ध है। इसके साथ ही इकोनॉमिक टाइम्स ने यह भी खबर दी है कि DoT को BSNL को देय रु 14,000 करोड़ बकाया राशि का भुगतान भी करना है। इसमें BWA स्पेक्ट्रम के रिफंड की राशि, DoT द्वारा पेंशन कॉन्ट्रिब्यूशन की BSNL से वसूली गई अधिक राशि और विभिन्न सरकारी प्रोजेक्ट्स के बकाया भुगतान की राशि शामिल है। प्रकाशित न्यूज़ की प्रति प्रस्तुत है।
As per the guidelines of the Corporate Office, ballot papers for casting postal votes should be sent to the voters ( postal votes) 15 days prior to the poling date. However, it has been brought to the notice of the CHQ that, the printing of ballot papers in Andhra Pradesh circle has been just completed. There are hardly 10 more days for polling. Hence, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Animesh Mitra, President, discussed this issue with Shri A.M. Gupta, GM(SR) today and solicited his intervention. The GM(SR) assured that the Andhra Pradesh circle administration would be advised to make alternative arrangements so that the ballot papers reach the voters as per the schedule.
केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों की रिटायरमेंट की आयु कम करने की कोई योजना नही है- अफवाहों पर विश्वास न करें....
रिटायरमेंट की आयु कम करने के संबंध में सोशल मीडिया में जबरदस्त रूप से चल रही अफवाहों के संबंध में CHQ को काफी क्वेरीज प्राप्त हो रही है। इन अफवाहों के अनुसार , सरकार केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों को 33 वर्ष सेवा या 60 वर्ष की आयु ,जो भी पहले हो, पूर्ण करने पर रिटायर करने की योजना बना रही है। यह खबरें निहित उद्देश्य रखने वाले तत्वों द्वारा कर्मचारियों में हड़कंप मचाने के उद्देश्य से प्रसारित की जा रही है, वह भी ऐसे समय में, जब BSNL मैनेजमेंट VRS योजना कार्यान्वित कर रहा है। यह अफवाहें न केवल झूठी है, बल्कि पूर्णतः निराधार भी है। इस संबंध में 24 सितंबर, 2019 के टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया अखबार में खबर प्रकाशित हुई है, जिसमें स्पष्ट किया गया है कि केंद्र सरकार के पास रिटायरमेंट आयु कम करने का कोई प्रस्ताव नही है। हम, हमारे साथियों के लाभ के लिए वह खबर पुनः प्रस्तुत कर रहे हैं।
Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister, while submitting the budget in the Parliament on 01.02.2020, has announced that the government will start disinvestment in the LIC, in this financial year. This decision of the government is atrocious, to say the least. LIC is the prestigious life insurance company of the Government of India. It is extending huge financial assistance to the development of the nation. Still in it’s desire to hand over the entire national wealth to the corporates, the Narendra Modi government has decided to privatise the LIC. Disinvestment is nothing but the starting of privatisation. This decision of the government comes close on the heels of the decision of the government to privatise the Air India and the BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.). It only indicates that, the disinvestment / privatisation of BSNL is not far away. BSNLEU strongly condemns the decision of the government to start disinvestment in the LIC. The mighty trade union of the LIC, the AIIEA (All India Insurance Employees Association) has announced agitational programme including strike. The leaders and cadres of BSNLEU throughout the country are requested to extend all out support to the struggles of the AIIEA.
US President, Donald Trump is notorious for his loose tongue and controversial remarks. Sometime back, he created a big controversy by calling the Corona Virus as “Chinese Virus”. Now, he has again created a controversy by saying that the "World Health Organisation (WHO) is taking a lot of money from the US, but is favouring China". Replying to Donald Trump, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General of the WHO, has urged upon the United States to join hands with China in combating the disease, rather than indulging in a blame game. The Director General has also issued a statement defending the management of Corona Virus Disease by the WHO. “The focus of all political parties should be to save their peoples. Please do not politicise this Virus if you do not want many more body bags (read dead bodies). It is like playing with fire", said the WHO Director General. The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres has also extended his support to the Director General of the WHO.
[Source: NEWS18.com, dated April 9, 2020]
The lunch hour protest demonstrations, condemning Shri Anantkumar Hedge, MP, is a grand success. Eventhough, the AUAB gave a call at a very short notice, to condemn Shri Anantkumar Hedge, MP, for calling BSNL employees “traitors” and stating that BSNL is a "black mark" for the country. However, the call has been implemented in a spirited manner throughout the country. As a result, the foul-mouthed BJP, MP, Shri Anantkumar Hedge, stands totally exposed among the people. The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates all the employees and the constituent unions and associations of the AUAB, for successfully organising the demonstrations. We attach hereunder more view of the demonstrations organised yesterday.
As per the decision of the last CEC meeting, the next CEC meeting of BSNLEU is to be held at Agartala, Tripura state. The All India Centre has finalised the date of the Agartala CEC meeting as 03rd, 04th and 05th April, 2018. Notice for this meeting will be issued shortly. All circle secretaries and central office bearers are requested to immediately book their journey tickets. It is also to be noted that, other than CEC members, no one else would be allowed in the CEC meeting.
The All Unions and Associations of BSNL was taking continuous efforts to meet the Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, to ensure a negotiated settlement of the demands raised in the ongoing struggle. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, also took efforts for the holding of this meeting. Finally, the meeting between the leaders of AUAB and the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications has been arranged, and the meeting is taking place at 12:30 hrs. tomorrow. This meeting will be utilised to effectively put across the demands of the AUAB to the Hon’ble Minister.
According to the decision taken in the meeting of the Public Sector Trade Unions, held at Ernakulam on 08-04-2018, an All India Convention of the Public Sector Trade Unions will be held on 30th May 2018, at New Delhi. The venue of the convention is Ghalib Institute, near ITO Metro Station, New Delhi.
The convention is being conducted on the following issues:-
Since the seats allotted to each trade union is limited, the comrades who will be attending this Convention, on behalf of BSNLEU will be informed shortly.
CHQ has received the district wise break-up figures of quota received for the years 2016 & 2017, from Bihar and Jharkhand circles. Based on this, the number of delegates eligible to each of the district of these circles is enclosed.
Extended circle executive committee meeting of Calcutta Telephones District circle was held on 5th February, 2019 at Biswanath De Sabhaghar, Kolkata. Com Prabir Dutta, Circle President, presided over the meeting. The meeting started at 11 hrs. Com Sisir Roy, Circle Secretary, welcome all the members attended the meeting. All the district secretaries, circle office bearers and other activists took part in the meeting. Com Sisir Roy, CS, explained about the demands of the three days strike called on by the AUAB from 18th to 20th February, 2019. He also briefed on the talks held between AUAB and the Addl. Secretary, DoT demanding 3rd pay revision, Pension revision, Pension contribution at the actual basic, 4G spectrum allotment to BSNL and other issues. The meeting unanimously resolve to organise area wise street corner meeting and general body meeting from 11th February to onwards. A poster and leaflet along with the demands will be printed and distributed among the employees of the BSNL.
IDA is anticipated to increase by 5.3% from 01-07-2019. The relevant figures of this IDA increase are as follows:-
The Gujarat circle administration has issued a circular to the SSA heads, wherein it’s stated that payment of insurance premium should be done by the employees themselves, to avoid default and the resultant complications. In today’s meeting with the CMD BSNL, the GS and President raised this issue and pointed out that, the letter issued by CGM, Gujarat is inappropriate. The CMD BSNL assured to look into the matter and to do the needful.
The Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, Himachal Pradesh was held at RTTC, Sundernagar on 8th November, 2019. Com. Amarjit Singh, Circle President presided over the meeting. Com. B.S Thakur, ACS, conducted the proceedings of the house. Com. K.C Panwar, Circle Secretary, welcomed everyone and addressed the meeting. Com. Balbir Singh, Vice President (CHQ), explained in detail about the decisions of the Ghaziabad CEC meeting, the anti-Public Sector policies of the present government, the revival package for BSNL and the effects of VRS in long term. The queries raised by the participants were also replied. Com.Balbir Singh, emphasised the need to massively joining the General Strike being held on January 08th 2020. Com. K.C.Panwar, CS, thanked all the comrades for their valuable suggestions. The meeting decided to implement the Central Executive Committee meeting decisions very effectively in Himachal Pradesh.
8 hours working day is the fundamental right of the working class. It has been won by shedding blood and making sacrifices. However, utilising the restrictions imposed during the lock-down, many state governments took away this right, with the blessings of the Narendra Modi government and increased working hours from 8 hrs. to 12 hrs. a day. 10 Central Trade Unions organised nationwide protests on 22nd May, against this atrocious decision. They also launched a strong complaint with the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The ILO in turn, told the Naredra Modi government in no uncertain terms that, the ILO decision on working hours should not be violated. The pressure created by the Central Trade Unions has started yielding results now. Yesterday, the Karnataka government has withdrawn it’s notification to increase the working hours.
In view of the prevailing situation, BSNLEU has already sought a formal online meeting with the Director (HR), to discuss certain issues urgently. In this connection, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke to Shri A.M. Gupta, Sr.GM(SR), today, and requested to take initiative for holding the online formal meeting early. The Sr.GM(SR) replied that the Membership Verification of the Executives is taking place on 18th August, 2020, and the results are expected to be declared within 2, 3 days. He also stated the counting of the votes is likely to be delayed due to the announcement of lock-down in certain circles. Hence, the Sr.GM(SR) suggested that the meeting could be organised around 24th or 25th August, 2020. The General Secretary urged upon the Sr.GM(SR) to immediately initiate the steps, for the holding of the meeting.
The All unions and Associations of Maharashtra circle organised a very massive and impressive strike preparatory meeting at Pune today. A large number of Non-Executives and Executives participated in the meeting. It was very encouraging to note that almost 50% of them were women employees. The meeting was addressed by Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com.Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE BSNL, com. Suresh Kumar, General Secretary, BSNL MS, com. Sridhar Babu, Joint Secretary, AIGETOA, and many other leaders addressed the meeting. The leaders appealed to the employees to ensure 100% participation in the forthcoming 2 day strike, to be held on 12th and 13th December,2017. They also called on the employees to get ready for an indefinite strike, if the demands are not settled in the 2 day strike. Com.Nagesh Kumar Nalawade,CS, BSNLEU, com.John Verghese, AGS, BSNLEU, com.Ranjan Dani, CS, NFTE BSNL and com.K.S.Kulkarni, AGS, NFTE BSNL were also present on the dias.
The March to Sanchar Bhawan held at New Delhi today was addressed and greeted by the Central Trade Union leaders at the Eastern Court, from where the March started. Com. Tapan Sen, MP and General Secretary, CITU, Com. Vidyasagar Giri, Secretary, AITUC and Com. Zile Singh, Delhi State President of INTUC addressed the comrades and ensured the support and solidarity of the Central Trade Unions to the fighting BSNL employees.
127 people have been killed in the thunderstorms that lashed Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and other North Indian states, on Wednesday night. Hundreds of people are injured and thousands have lost their homes. Such strong winds and rain are unusual. BSNLEU pays homage to the innocent people, who have lost their lives. The concerned state governments should provide immediate relief to the affected people.