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Office bearers
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Office bearers

  • Com. Animesh Mitra

    [ President ]
  • Com. P. Abhimanyu

    [ General Secretary ]
  • Com. John Verghese

    [ Deputy General Secretary ]
  • Com. Irfan Pasha

    [ Treasurer ]

Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Nagar, Opp. Shadipur Bus Depot, New Delhi- 110008

011-25705385(Office), 011-25894862(Fax)

envelopebsnleuchq@gmail.com
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Office bearers
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Office bearers

  • Com. Animesh Mitra

    [ President ]
  • Com. P. Abhimanyu

    [ General Secretary ]
  • Com. John Verghese

    [ Deputy General Secretary ]
  • Com. Irfan Pasha

    [ Treasurer ]

Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Nagar, Opp. Shadipur Bus Depot, New Delhi- 110008

011-25705385(Office), 011-25894862(Fax)

envelopebsnleuchq@gmail.com

BSNL Employees Union (CHQ), New Delhi

17 - Sep - 2020
AUAB meets the CMD BSNL - Discusses issues related to the revival package.

Leaders of the AUAB met the CMD BSNL yesterday and discussed about certain issues related to the revival package approved by the Cabinet. Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director(HR) and Shri A.M.Gupta, GM(SR) were present. Com.P.Abhimanyu,Convenor, Com.Chandeswar Singh, Chairman, Com.K.Sebastin,GS,SNEA, Com.S.Sivakumar, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, Com. Mohinder, CS, NTR, FNTO, Com.Sandeep Kumar, AGS, Com.Rewati Prasad, BSNL ATM and Com.H.P.Singh,GS,BSNL OA. The following issues were discussed.

 

At the outset of the meeting, the leaders appreciated the efforts taken by Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL, for getting the allotment of 4G spectrum and other financial assistances to BSNL approved by the government. 

 

  1. No rolling back of the retirement age to 58 years.

Even in yesterday's meeting, the CMD BSNL stated that the option of rolling back of the retirement age to 58 is still there with the DoT/government. The AUAB submitted it's letter to the CMD BSNL, signed by all the above mentioned leaders, demanding that the retirement age should not be rolled back to 58 years, by advancing the reasonings as to why it should not be done. CMD BSNL assured that the letter would be forwarded to the government. 

 

  1. Facing the shortage of manpower, consequent to the implementation of the VRS. 

It is pointed out by the AUAB that, after the implementation of the VRS, there will be acute shortage of manpower and the work load will increase tremendously. Consequently, the quality of the services will be badly affected, if suitable remedial measures are not taken. The CMD BSNL shared the concern of the AUAB. However, he stated that, the situation is fluid now and that appropriate action would be taken depending upon the situation. 

 

  1. As per Rules, commutation of Pension can be done when the employee is alive.

Now, as per the Cabinet decision, Pension will be settled only on the date of actual retirement of the employee who opts for VRS. In case, if a VRS optee dies before the date of his actual retirement, then his/her family cannot get the benefit of commutation of pension. The AUAB demanded that this issue should be resolved. The CMD BSNL assured that needful would be done. 

 

  1. Sending back the officers to their parent circles to facilitate settlement of their pension.

The AUAB pointed out that the officers who have already been transferred to far-away places and who will be availing VRS, will have to be sent back immediately to their parent circles, to facilitate settlement of their pension. This is because, pension can be settled only by their parent circles, argued the leader. The CMD BSNL appreciated the concern of the leaders and assured that needful would be done in this regard. 

17 - Sep - 2020
General Secretary holds telephonic discussion with the CMD BSNL on certain important issues.

Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, telephonically discussed the following issues with Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL, today. The issues raised by the General Secretary and the reply given by the CMD BSNL are as follows:-

 

(1)    BSNL’s 4G tender.

The General Secretary enquired about the status of BSNL’s 4G tender, against which the TPEA has raised a complaint. The CMD BSNL replied that the PMO has formed an Empowered Technology Group, consisting of experts from DRDO, IITs, etc., to look into the matter. He further stated that the Group has already submitted it’s report and now it is up to the government to take the final call.

   

(2)    Massive corruption in NOFN works at Jorhat in Assam.

BSNLEU has already written to the CMD BSNL, pointing out a massive scam that has taken place in the NOFN works at Jorhat in Assam circle. In today’s discussion, the General Secretary enquired about the action taken on the matter. The CMD BSNL replied that the case is being referred to the CBI, since outside agencies are also involved in the matter. The General Secretary demanded that the present CGM, Assam, should transferred out of Assam, to ensure a fair and free investigation. BSNLEU has already pointed out in it’s letter that, the CGM, Assam, is also involved in the matter. 

 

(3)   Violation of Corporate Office orders on outsourcing CSCs in UP(East) circle.

BSNLEU has already written a detailed letter on the issue. In today’s discussion, the General Secretary enquired about the status of the issue. The CMD BSNL replied the letter has not come to his notice and assured to look into the matter.

17 - Sep - 2020
Creating Twitter Account for participating in the Twitter Campaign..

The AUAB has decided to organise a Twitter campaign, in support of BSNL’s speedy rollout of 4G service, as well as immediate implementation of the assurances given in BSNL’s Revival Package. This Twitter campaign is to mobilise public opinion in favour of BSNL. Since, many comrades may not be having a Twitter account, the CHQ requests them all to immediately open a Twitter account, so that they can participate in the Twitter campaign. The following are the steps for opening a Twitter account.

 

Step 1:    Go to Twitter.com or download the app and sign up for an account. The "Full name" that you provide will be your display name, but unlike Facebook, you can change your display name to whatever you want as many times as you want, 

Step 2:    Go to Twitter.com and sign up. Use your name, your email, and a password. ...

Step 3:    Join Twitter. Complete the form by entering your name, your email, a password, and a username. ...

Step 4:    Click “create my account”.

Step 5:    Click “next”.

Step 6:    Build your timeline. ...

Step 7:    Build your timeline 2. ...

Step 8:    Confirm email. ...

17 - Sep - 2020
Mukesh Ambhani's family beats the Lees of Samsung, to become the richest in Asia.

The family of Mukesh Ambhani, who is the richest person of India, has now become the richest in Asia. Mukesh Ambhani’s family has beaten the Lees of the Samsung, to become the richest in Asia. The net worth of the Ambhanis has increased from 19 billion US dollars to 44.8 billion US dollars. The net worth of the Lees is 40.8 billion US dollars. It must be noted that the policies of the Modi government has greatly helped Mukesh Ambhani to reach this position. We saw how the government’s policies helped Mukesh Ambhani’s Reliance Jio. Similarly, in the Oil industry also, which is one of the biggest business of Mukesh Ambhani, the government’s policy has greatly helped him. For example, the price of petrol in India was sold at Rs.65/- per litre in 2014, when the price of one barrel of crude oil was sold at 120 US dollars in the international market. But, when the price of crude oil in the international market has come down to only 50 US dollars per barrel, the price of petrol in India has increased to Rs.70/- per litre. Mukesh Ambani is greatly benefited by this. This is only one example of how the government, through it’s policy interventions, make the rich to become richer.  

17 - Sep - 2020
Non-implementation of Corporate Office order on immunity from transfers to Com. Omprakash Jaiswal, district secretary, CGM Office, Hyderabad - BSNLEU seeks the intervention of Director (HR).

Recently a section of the staff of CGM Office, Hyderabad, are transferred to CGM Office, Vijayawada, consequent to the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circles. In this, the district secretary, BSNLEU, CGM Office, Hyderabad, was also transferred to Hyderabad, in violation of the Corporate Office orders, according to which, the district secretary of Recognised Union is having immunity from transfers. CHQ has already discussed this issue with the GM (SR), Corporate Office. Today, it was discussed with the Director (HR), by Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Ramesh Chand, Org. Secretary (CHQ). They demanded that Corporate Office order on immunity from transfers should be strictly implemented. The Director (HR) assured that, necessary instruction would be given in this regard.

17 - Sep - 2020
Circle Executive Committee meeting of Telecom Factory ( Kolkata) conducted.

As per the decision of the Agartala CEC meeting,  the Circle Executive Committee meeting was conducted by Telecom Factory, Kolkata Circle, on 20.04.2018.  Com.Sekhar Bhattacharjee, Circle President, presided over the meeting. Com, Om prakash Sing, Circle Secretary cum Organising Secretary(CHQ), welcomed all the comrades and made his presentation. As per decision of CEC meeting, Com. Saibal Sengupta, AGS, reported the decisions of the Agartala CEC meeting. After discussion by the executive committee members, the meeting resolved to implement the decisions of the Agartala CEC meeting.

17 - Sep - 2020
Memorandum presented to the Private Secretary of the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications.

The rally, taken out by the AUAB at New Delhi today was stopped by the police in the Parliament Street. Thereafter, five representatives of the AUAB were taken to the Sanchar Bhawan, for presenting memorandum addressed to the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convenor, AUAB, Com. Chandeshwar Singh, Chairman, AUAB, Com. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA and Com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, went in the delegation. Since the Minister was not available in Sanchar Bhawan, the memorandum was handed over to Shri Saket Kumar, IAS, Private Secretary to the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications. The representatives explained about the issues and the ongoing struggle of the AUAB. Shri Saket Kumar, IAS, patiently heard the presentation and assured that the matter would be taken to the notice of the Minister.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Maintaining lively communication with the grass root level workers - circle secretaries are requested to kindly note.

CHQ is regularly taking up various cadre issues, as well as issues coming from the circles. The letters written to the Corporate Office on these issues, as well as the details of the discussions being held with various officers in the Corporate Office, are being regularly updated on CHQ website. For the benefit of the comrades of the Hindi speaking circles, the matters are being translated in Hindi, and are being updated on CHQ website promptly. Important messages / developments are also being communicated to the circle secretaries and the Central Office-bearers through Whatsapp. However, the unfortunate reality is that, in some circles, the information being given by the CHQ, is not reaching the grass root level workers. This keeps the ordinary workers in those circles in the dark about various developments. This is not good for the Organisation. Hence, the circle secretaries are requested to promptly forward the information being received from CHQ, to the district secretaries. Translation in regional languages must also be done, wherever necessary. The circle secretaries should also ensure that, these information are promptly sent to the branch secretaries, by the district secretaries. Coming days are going to be very crucial. The Union has to maintain transparency, by keeping the workers informed about all important developments. Circle secretaries are requested to kindly cooperate in maintaining this lively communication with ordinary workers.

17 - Sep - 2020
Finance Ministry unconvinced to allot 4G spectrum to BSNL.

The New Indian Express dated 28-03-2018, has reported that, the Union Finance Ministry is not convinced to allot 4G spectrum to BSNL. According to the paper, the estimated cost of the spectrum is Rs 13,885 crore. In it's proposal submitted to the government, the BSNL Management had stated that, out of this amount, BSNL will pay 50 per cent in 10 equal instalments, and the remaining 50% to be adjusted through capital infusion by the government. It means the government will increase it's share capital in BSNL to the tune of Rs.6942.5 crore. Practically, the government need not spend even a naya paisa from it's pocket on account of this. When this being the case, why the Finance Ministry is not in favour of allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. It may also be recollected that, earlier, the Niti Aayog had also opposed allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. Have the Niti Aayog and the Finance Ministry forgotten the fact that, BSNL is the government's own company? The picture is very clear now. The government does not want BSNL to get revived and emerge as a strong competitor to Reliance Jio.

17 - Sep - 2020
Notification issued for holding the Extended CEC meeting to be held at Pune.

Ii is already intimated that the Extended CEC meeting of BSNLEU will be held at Pune from 29th to 31st July, 2019. CHQ has issued the notification for this meeting. All Central Office bearers, circle and district secretaries are requested to immediately book their journey tickets.

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17 - Sep - 2020
BSNLEU election campaign meeting at Sitamari, Muzffarpur SSAs of Bihar.

BSNLEU, Muzffarpur District, Bihar circle, conducted an election campaign meeting at Sitamari on 29-08-2019. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, Com. B.P.Singh, circle secretary, Laxam Kumar,ACS, Manoj Srivastava,District Secretary, Muzffarpur addressed the meeting. The leaders in their speech elobratedly explained to the employees the reasons for BSNL's present unprecedented financial crisis, government's conspiracy to kill BSNL, by implementing VRS, reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58 etc., and appealed to the employees to save the company and employees. Achievements of the union during last 3 years also explained. Workers responded very enthusiastically. The meeting was presided over by com Ramshovit Singh, District President of Muzffarpur.
Before that, similar meetings were also addressed by union representatives at Samastipur SSA on 27th August,2019, Motihari district and Betiah district on 28th August,2019. Everywhere workers confirmed their strong support to BSNLEU in the forthcoming 8th Membership Verification to be held on 16th September, 2019.

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17 - Sep - 2020
4G spectrum and Financial Assistance for the revival of BSNL, are the hard won demands of the unions and associations, through united struggles..

The government has decided to provide 4G spectrum and Financial Assistance for the revival of BSNL. We must understand that these are not windfall gains for BSNL, but hard won demands of the unions and associations. The unions and associations of BSNL, initially under the banner of the Forum and presently under the banner of the AUAB, have conducted heroic strikes and various other campaigns, almost for the past four years, demanding steps for the revival of BSNL. The officers and employees of BSNL have massively participated in all these struggles, braving wage-cuts and other threatenings by the BSNL Management and the government. We cannot forget the fact that the government invoked ESMA to crush the 3 day strike of the BSNL employees, organised from 18th to 20th of February of this year. On it's part, the BSNL Management issued charge sheets and FR 17As to the leaders of the AUAB, to crush our struggles. The employees are threatened of disciplinary actions by the Management, even for participating in demonstrations and dharnas. However, withstanding all the repressions, the officers and employees of BSNL showed like rock-like determination and massively participated in all the united struggles and campaigns. Through the programmes like street corner meetings, rallies and human chains, the unions and associations massively campaigned among the people also, which won public sympathy for the revival of BSNL in a big way. Whatever is achieved now for the revival of BSNL, is undoubtedly the reward for the sustained and united struggles of the officers and employees of BSNL.

17 - Sep - 2020
CHQ thankfully acknowledges receipt of donation of Rs.3,000/- from Com. D. K. Bakutra, CS, Gujarat to "Contract Workers Relief Fund".

17 - Sep - 2020
Corporate Office allots funds to remit two months’ society deductions.

The BSNLEU and AUAB have organised agitations, demanding that the Corporate Office should remit the amount deducted from employees’ salaries, towards society dues. Now, the Corporate Office has allotted funds to remit two months’ society deductions. We will continue to insist that the entire deducted amount should be remitted without delay.

17 - Sep - 2020
Idea Cellular's second quarter loss rises to Rs.1,107 crores.

The Idea Cellular, one of the major telecom company, has already gone into loss. The Company’s loss for the second quarter has risen to Rs.1,107 crores. It is also reported that Idea Cellular’s revenue has fallen by 19.7% in the second quarter. It’s revenue collection in the second quarter of 2016 was Rs.9,300 crores. Whereas, it’s revenue collection for the second quarter in 2017 is only Rs.7,465 crores.  

17 - Sep - 2020
''Winds of war'' blowing around the world - Pope Francis expressed his sadness in his Christmas message.

In the Christmas message, Pope Francis has expressed concern that, tension has gripped many areas of the world. He has stated that winds of war are blowing in many parts of the world. He has made particular mention about those areas of the world, where tension is created by the recent provocative steps taken by the US president, Donald Trump. He has stated that, “ suffering is reflected in the faces of the little children in the Middle East”. This is the area, gripped by tension by the recent announcement of Donald Trump that Jerusalem should be the capital of Israel. The Pope has also prayed for an end to the confrontation escalating in the Korean Peninsula. This is the area, where tension is being built by the US. It is having thousands of atom bombs, sufficient to destroy this world many hundred times. But, it is threatening that the North Korea should not test nuclear bombs.

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17 - Sep - 2020
BSNLEU raises it's objection with the CMD BSNL, on the misleading reply given in the Lok Sabha, with regards to the outsourcing of the maintenance of BSNL's towers.

A question has been raised in the Lok Sabha on 07.02.2018, with regards to the outsourcing the maintenance of BSNL’s towers. While replying to this question, Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble MoS(C), had replied that BSNL had floated tender to outsource the maintenance of 26,287 towers. In this reply, the Hon’ble Minster had also stated that the employees’ union has not opposed this outsourcing. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Ramesh Chand, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, today, and discussed this issue. The representatives questioned how reply was given in the Lok Sabha that, the outsourcing of maintenance of towers was not opposed by employees’ union, when this issue was not at all discussed by the Management with the unions and associations. The CMD BSNL replied that BSNL floated this tender 3 years ago, on which some private agencies have filed case in the Supreme Court. Since the case is still pending in the Court, this outsourcing has not yet been approved by either BSNL’s Management Committee or Board of Directors, and as such, the issue was not discussed by the Management with the unions and associations. When the General Secretary pointed out that the ambiguity in this reply should have been avoided, the CMD BSNL agreed with him. 

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17 - Sep - 2020
Circle Executive Committee meeting of Bihar circle held.

As per the decision of the Agartala CEC meeting of BSNLEU, the Circle Executive Committee meeting of Bihar circle was held on 20th April, 2018 at Samastipur. The meeting was presided over by com M.K.Singh, circle president. After submission of the draft activities report by Com B.P.Singh, CS, Com Sunithi Choudhury, Organising Secretary (CHQ)   and all district secretaries took part in the discussion. Com  Swapan Chakraborty ,Dy GS, addressed the meeting and  explained the decisions of the Agartala CEC meeting. He spoke elobratedly on the neo-liberal policies,  struggles against the Subsidiary Tower Company, Wage Revision and other important issues.The meeting decided to implement the decisions of the Agartala CEC meeting, in Bihar circle. More than 50 circle office bearers and district secretaries attended the meeting.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Hindi translation of "Finance Ministry unconvinced to allot 4G spectrum to BSNL."

BSNL को 4G स्पेक्ट्रम आवंटित करने हेतु वित्त मंत्रालय सहमत नही...
दिनांक 28-03-2019 के न्यू इंडियन एक्सप्रेस की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार वित्त मंत्रालय BSNL को 4G स्पेक्ट्रम आवंटित करने हेतु  सहमत नही है।  अखबार की खबर के अनुसार स्पेक्ट्रम का अनुमानित मूल्य रु 13,885 करोड़ है। सरकार को प्रस्तुत अपने प्रस्ताव में BSNL ने कहा है कि इस राशि का 50% BSNL 10 समान किश्तों में भुगतान करेगा और  शेष 50% का सरकार द्वारा अपनी पूंजी (capital infusion) के माध्यम से समायोजन किया जाएगा। इसका मतलब यह हुआ कि सरकार अपनी शेयर कैपिटल में लगभग रु 6942.50 करोड़ की वृद्धि करेगी। वस्तुतः, सरकार को इस हेतु अपनी ओर से एक नया पैसा भी खर्च नही करना है। ऐसे में, वित्त मंत्री BSNL को 4G स्पेक्ट्रम के आवंटन के पक्ष में क्यों नही है ? ज्ञातव्य है कि पूर्व में नीति आयोग ने भी  BSNL को 4G स्पेक्ट्रम के आवंटन का विरोध किया है। क्या नीति आयोग और वित्त मंत्रालय इस तथ्य को भूल गए हैं कि BSNL सरकार की अपनी कंपनी है ? अब स्थिति बिल्कुल स्पष्ट है। सरकार यह कदापि नही चाहती कि BSNL का रिवाइवल हो और वह रिलायंस जियो के सुदृढ प्रतिस्पर्धी के रूप में उभरे।

17 - Sep - 2020
BSNLEU organised an effective election campaign meeting at Nellore.

The 8th Membership Verification campaign meeting was held at the GM office, Nellore, today, the 29.08.2019. Com. Anjaneyulu , District President, presided over. Com. Venkata Reddy, District Secretary, welcomed everyone. The meeting was addressed by Com. J. Sampath Rao, AGS & CS,Telangana Circle, Com. P Asoka Babu, Circle Secretary A.P. Circle, Com. K Rama Devi, All India Vice President, K Prabhakara Rao, Circle President, P. Akbar Basha and Com. L Ramesh Babu, ACS’s AP. Circle, the leaders of AIBDPA,CITU & LIC  also attended. The leaders also explained in detail about the present financial crisis of BSNL. 4G spectrum, allotment of soft loan, land monetization, 3rd PRC and other pending demands of the Non-Executives were explained. Finally, the leaders appealed to vote enmasse for BSNLEU. A large number of comrades especially women employees from Nellore District participated.

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