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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
General Secretary addresses the Facebook live, in connection with Com.K.G. Bose's Birth Centenary..

BSNLEU is observing the Birth Centenary of Com.K.G. Bose, the path finder of the P&T Trade Union movement. BSNLEU has decided that, this programme is to be observed for one full year, by organising seminars and special meetings. As a part of this, Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, addressed the Facebook live yesterday the 09.08.2020. 

 

In his address, the General Secretary explained about the struggles and sacrifices of Com.K.G.Bose. He also explained how the path shown by Com.K.G.Bose is valid even today, to tackle the problems being faced by the working class  movement in general and the BSNL trade union movement in particular. 

 

In this connection, the General Secretary also delivered a speech live in Tamil on the Facebook, on 08.08.2020. This programme was organised by the Tamil Nadu circle union of BSNLEU. 

17 - Sep - 2020
Reconstitution of the Standing Committee of the National Council.

BSNLEU has demanded that the reconstitution of the Standing Committee of the National Council should be done expeditiously, for the effective monitoring of the implementation of the decisions taken in the National Council. In this regard, the SR Branch of the BSNL CO., has issued the following letter.

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17 - Sep - 2020
General Secretary addressed the meeting of contract workers at Visakhapatnam.

A meeting of the contract workers, belonging to the three districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam was held at Visakhapatnam yesterday the 18-02-2018. More than 200 contract workers participated. Com.Latchi Raju, circle vice president, BSNLEU, AP circle, presided over the meeting. Com. Sagar, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Visakhapatnam, welcomed all the comrades. com.Narasinghrao, President, CITU, AP state and Com.Dharma Rao, Circle Secretary, BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Union, AP circle, addressed the meeting. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, addressed the workers elaborately and explained about the problems presently being faced by the contract workers, and about the solutions to them. Com.Narasingh Rao, President,CITU, AP state, translated the speech into Telegu. Com.G.S.N.Raju, district president, thanked all the participants.

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17 - Sep - 2020
AUAB decides to organise agitational programme, demanding speedy implementation of the assurances given by the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications, in the meeting held on 24.02.2018.

Consequent to the continuous struggles conducted by the Non-Executives and Executives, under the banner of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB), talks were held with the Minister on 24.02.2018. In that meeting the Hon’ble MoS(C) assured to take the wage revision issue for the approval of the Cabinet. As regards, the issue of payment of Pension Contribution by BSNL, the Hon’ble MoS(C) assured that Government Rules would be implemented. He also assured that BSNL would be allotted with 4G spectrum expeditiously, based on the proposal of BSNL Management. The AUAB meeting held yesterday the 26.06.2018, expressed it’s concern that the DoT is not taking prompt action in preparing Cabinet Note, on the wage revision issue. Similarly, the assurances given by the Hon’ble MoS(C), in respect of Pension Contribution and Allotment of 4G spectrum are also not getting implemented. Hence, the AUAB meeting has decided to organise the following agitational programme:-

 

  1. Demonstrations at the Corporate Office, CCA offices and SSA levels are to be organised on 11.07.2018. In all the Circle Head Quarters, demonstrations should be organised in front of the CCA offices.
  1. Relay hunger strike on 24th, 25th & 26th July, 2018, at Corporate Office, Circle and District levels.

 

All circle and district unions are requested to organise the programme effectively in coordination with the other constituents of the AUAB.

17 - Sep - 2020
Best Wishes on Guru Nanak Dev ji's jayanthi.

BSNLEU conveys best wishes and warm greetings to all on the occasion of Guru Nanak Dev ji’s jayanthi..

17 - Sep - 2020
AUAB issues notice for 3 days strike.

The AUAB issued notice for a 3 day strike today. This decision to serve the strike notice was taken in the AUAB meeting held today. The meeting noted with serious concern that the efforts taken by the AUAB, to settle the issues, especially the 3rd Pay Revision issue, did not make much headway. Further, the AUAB meeting held today has also decided to include some more demands, connected with the revival of BSNL. All circle and district secretaries are requested to effectively organise the strike, in coordination with the other constituents of the AUAB. Since, the time at our disposal is very less, the circle and district unions are requested to organise the strike on a war-foot basis.

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17 - Sep - 2020
CHQ circular on decisions taken and resolutions passed in the CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at Ghaziabad on 06th & 07th April, 2019..

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17 - Sep - 2020
Privatisation of Indian Railways.

The Narendra Modi government, during it's earlier tenure, has already done the needful ground work for the privatisation of the Indian Railways. Now, after coming to power for the second time, it is speeding up the process. Within the 100 days, the government has planned to start at least two private trains. We hereby enclose the press release of the CITU, opposing government's move.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Election campaign meeting held at Barnala, Sangrur SSA, Punjab Circle.

Barnala, Sangrur, SSA of Punjab conducted an impressive election campaign meeting at Barnala on 01.09.2019. Com. Imran Khan, District President, presided and Com. Rameshwar Dass, District Secretary, welcomed. Com. Balbir Singh, Vice President (CHQ), explained in detail about the present financial crisis being faced by the BSNL and its impact on the workers. He told that due to ongoing situation the salary for the month of August, 2019, was not be credited by the BSNL. He called upon the workers to support the BSNLEU, so that the hurdles created by the Management are defeated.  At the end the workers, assured to make BSNLEU, victorious in Sangrur SSA. Com. Parmjit Kumar, Sharma, one of the founder of the union gave vote of thanks.

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17 - Sep - 2020
16th All India Conference of CITU started at Chennai - BSNLEU conveys it's revolutionary greetings.

The 16th All India Conference of CITU, the vanguard of the Indian working class, started this morning at Chennai. Com.K.Hemalata, President, CITU, hoisted the red flag of CITU, amidst thunderous slogans. The Inaugural Session of the Conference started immediately thereafter. Com. Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU and Com.A.Soundararajan, Chairman of the Reception Committee, welcomed. Com.Michael, President of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), Com.Amarjit Kaur, General Secretary of AITUC and many other leaders of the Central Trade Unions addressed the session and greeted. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS,BSNLEU, is attending this Conference as a fraternal delegate. The Conference will come to a conclusion, with a massive rally on 27-01-2020. BSNLEU conveys it’s revolutionary greetings to this Conference of the CITU.

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17 - Sep - 2020
CHQ thankfully acknowledges the receipt of 7th list of donations from Karnataka circle, to "Contract Workers Relief Fund".

1) Com.N. Narasimha Murthy, VP, BGTD - Rs.5,000/-
2) Com.Raghavendra, Ex.CWC member, KTK - Rs.5,000/-

3) Com.B. S. Surendra, ADS, BGTD - Rs.3,000/-
4) Com.Y. R. Hanchinamani, DS, Belagavi - Rs.3,000/-

5) Com.S.Kumar, OS, BGTD - Rs.2,000/-
6) Com.Parandaman, OS, KTK - Rs.2,000/-

7) Com.Kanyal, CWC member, KTK - Rs.2,000/-

8) Com.T. N. Nagaraj, OS, BGTD - Rs.1,500-
9) Com.Gowthami Bai, BGTD - Rs.1,000/-
10) Com.Shantha Kumari - Rs.1,000/-
11) Com.Krishna Das Prabhu, (Retired), CGMT, KTK - Rs.1,000/-

17 - Sep - 2020
The Extraordinary General Meeting of BSNL to be held on 15.06.2020.

Notice has been issued for holding an Extraordinary General Meeting of members of BSNL at New Delhi on 15.06.2020. This meeting is being held to accord power to the Board of Directors:-

 

(a)   To monetise/ sell/transfer/dispose off identified land/ buildings. The sale proceeds will be utilised for the revival / restructuring of the Company including repayment of loans and for meeting Capital and Operational expenditures.

 

(b)  To accord power to the Board of Directors to issue Government Guaranteed Bonds aggregating up to Rs.8,500 crores.

17 - Sep - 2020
BSNLEU strongly condemns BJP MP, Shri Ananthakumar Hegde's branding entire BSNL employees as traitors..

Shri Anantkumar Hegde, BJP MP, from Karnataka has spitted venom against BSNL employees. He has stated that, all the BSNL employees are traitors (Desh drohis). Participating in a function at Uttara Kannada, Karnataka state, he has stated that the Prime Minister has provided funds and technology to BSNL, but the employees are not willing to work. “BSNL has become a black mark for the entire country and we will finish it”, said Shri Anantkumar Hedge. All the 88,000 BSNL employees will be fired and the government will privatise BSNL, said Mr. Anantkumar Hegde.

 

BSNL has always gone to the rescue of the people, whenever natural calamities like cyclone, flood, etc., struck the nation and when all the private telecom companies shut down their services. The BSNL employees have organised many movements like "Customer Delight Year", "Service with a smile" "BSNL at Your Door Steps" , etc., to improve the quality of services and customer satisfaction. Shri Anantkumar Hedge, MP, does not know anything about the devotion and dedication of BSNL employees. BSNLEU strongly condemns Shri Anantkumar Hedge’s outburst.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Red salutes to com. Sukomal Sen.

We are extremely sad to inform that, Com.Sukomal Sen, former General Secretary of the All State Government Employees Federation ((AISGEF), General Secretary of the Trade Union International - Public Services (TUI PS), as well as Member of the Rajya Sabha, passed away today morning, in a hospital at Kolkata. He was one of the senior most trade union leaders of the country. Com.sukomal Sen was also a great teacher, and his contributions in the field of educating the working class will ever be remembered. BSNLEU dips it's banner and pays respectful homage to com.Sukomal Sen, and conveys it's heartfelt condolences to his family members, friends and comrades.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Inordinate delay in the settlement of Compassionate Ground Appointments cases of Andhra Pradesh circle.

Com. P. Swaminathan, TM, Kurnool SSA and com.T. Mastan Vali, TM, Ananthapuram, were killed in accidents while on duty. Due to the lack of proper communication between the Andhra Pradesh circle and the Corporate Office, undue delay has arisen in giving appointments on priority basis, to the wards of the deceased employees. BSNLEU CHQ and Andhra Pradesh circle union are continuously taking up this case. As a result of this, a fresh letter was written by Andhra Pradesh circle to the Corporate Office on 04.12.2017. This issue was discussed by the representatives of BSNLEU with shri A.K. Singh, DGM (Estt.) today. It was replied that necessary approval would be given by the Corporate Office within a few days. The Union representatives further pointed out that the due to the inordinate delay in giving approval to these cases, all the CGA vacancies of AP circle for the years 2015 – 16 and 2016 – 17 are already filled up. Hence, it was demanded that the Corporate Office should give it’s approval to consider the appointments against future vacancies. This is also accepted by the DGM (Estt.).  

17 - Sep - 2020
Meeting with the CMD BSNL.

Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.John Verghese, AGS, met Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, today and discussed the following issues.

 

  1. Extension of payment of Medical Allowance, without voucher, to pensioners.

Payment of Medical Allowance, without voucher, to the BSNL retirees, is implemented initially for 6 months. However, the same is not extended further. The Union representatives urged upon the CMD BSNL, to ensure that the letter for extension of the same is issued without further delay. The CMD BSNL responded positively and assured to do the needful.

 

  1. Holding meeting of the Staff Welfare Board.

The Union representatives told the CMD BSNL that the BSNL Staff Welfare Board meeting has not been held for a very long time, as a result of which staff welfare issues could not be discussed. They urged upon him to hold the meeting at the earliest. The CMD BSNL assured to do the needful.

17 - Sep - 2020
Veteran leader, Com.Sisir Bhattacharji passes away - Branches are requested to fly Union Flag on half-mast for three days.

With extreme sadness, CHQ wishes to inform that Com.Sisir Battacharji, veteran leader of the Indian P&T trade union movement, passed away in a Kolkata hospital this evening. He was 95 years old, and had been unwell for some time. BSNLEU leaders of West Bengal and Kolkata circles were with him, when the leader breathed his last. It is pertinent to mention that Com. Sisir Bhattacharji had worked shoulder to shoulder with Com.K.G.Bose and other stalwarts. He had immensely contributed not only to the telecom trade union movement, but to the  P& T trade union movement as well. BSNLEU dips it's banner and pays it's respectful homage to the departed leader. It conveys it's heartfelt condolences to  the family members and relatives of Com.Sisir Bhattacharji. Branches are requested to fly the Union Flag on half-mast for three days, as a mark of respect to the leader.

17 - Sep - 2020
Top officers of the Management should set an example to the lower level employees by implementing austerity measures - Decides AUAB.

The AUAB meeting held yesterday the 26.06.2018, noted with serious concern that the facilities of the lower level employees are being withdrawn by the Management, citing the financial crisis that the Company is undergoing. At the same time, the luxuries being availed by the top officers of the Company, and also the lavish expenditures being incurred by them, are not being restricted. Any austerity measure or restriction in facilities, should be implemented right from the top upto the bottom. It is unfair that the facilities of the lower level employees are curtailed, while the top officers continue to enjoy all the luxuries and indulging in lavish expenditures. This has to be stopped. Hence, as a first step, the AUAB meeting, has decided to give a letter to the BSNL Management, demanding immediate implementation of austerity measures for the top officers. If this is not done, the AUAB will take recourse to other measures.

17 - Sep - 2020
Charter of demands for the 3 day strike from 18.02.2019.

  1. Implementation of 3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment.
  2. Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, as per the proposals submitted by the BSNL Management.
  3. Implement assurance of the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications for delinking pension revision from pay revision. Revise pension of BSNL retirees w.e.f. 01.01.2017.
  4. Payment of pension contribution by BSNL as per the government rule.
  5. Settlement of the left out issues of the 2nd Pay Revision Committee.
  6. a) Approval for BSNL’s Land Management Policy without any delay.

b) Expeditiously complete the mutation and the process of transferring of all assets to BSNL, as per the Cabinet decision taken on the eve of the formation of BSNL.

  1. (a) Ensure financial viability of BSNL, as per the decision taken by the Group of Ministers, at the time of formation of BSNL.

(b) Issue letter of comfort for BSNL’s proposals for taking bank loans.

(c) Expeditiously fill up all vacant post of BSNL Board of Directors.

8. Scrap BSNL’s outsourcing for the operation and maintenance of it’s mobile towers.

17 - Sep - 2020
BSNLEU holds formal meeting with the Director (HR).

A formal meeting was held between BSNLEU and Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR), today. From BSNLEU, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, Com.Animesh Mitra, President and Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, attended. From the Management Side, Shri Saurabh Tyagi, Sr.GM(Estt.), Shri A.M. Gupta, GM(SR) and Ms. Samita Lutra, GM(Rectt.) were present.

 

  1. Resuming the wage negotiation of the Non-Executives.

BSNLEU strongly demanded that the wage negotiation of the Non-Executives, which had been discontinued, should resume. GM(SR) replied that  the Corporate Office had written to the DoT, seeking some clarifications, which had not come so far. The Director (HR) directed the GM(SR) to write to the DoT, stating that the BSNL Management wants to resume the wage negotiation with the Recognised Unions of the Non-Executives.

 

  1. Settlement of the downgradation of of the Sr.TOAs from 7100-200-10100 to 6550-185-9325.

BSNLEU strongly demanded that the BSNL Corporate Office should offer one more opportunity to the affected Sr.TOAs for giving a fresh option for promotion under NEPP. Serious and prolonged discussion took place on this issue. Finally, the Director (HR) rejected the demand of the union, stating that 3 extensions had already been given to the Sr.TOAs for giving / changing their options, and that no more option could be given. They argued that if the union’s demand is accepted, it will result in increased expenditure to the Company on account of increase in payment of pension contribution, which cannot be accepted in the present financial crisis being faced by the Company.

  

  1. Holding the JE LICE under 50% quota, as an ‘off-line’, instead of ‘on-line’ and to notify the date of the exam.

BSNLEU had already informed through the website that it’s demand for holding the JE LICE as ‘off-line’ exam had already been accepted. In today’s meeting, BSNLEU demanded that the ‘off-line’ exam for JE LICE should be held expeditiously. The Director (HR) accepted this.

 

  1. Relaxing the 10th standard qualification condition for candidates to appear Telecom Technician LDCE.

BSNLEU is continuously demanding that a one time relaxation should be given to the non-10th standard candidates to appear in the Telecom Technician LDCE. In today’s meeting, this was strongly insisted. The Director (HR) finally agreed to study the judgement of a related court case and then take a final decision.  

 

  1. Inordinate delay in holding the Standing Committee meeting

BSNLEU had already written to the Management to immediately hold the Standing Committee meeting since it is not held after August, 2018. This issue was discussed in today’s formal meeting. Since, there is urgency to hold a National Council meeting by the end of April, 2019, it was agreed to hold the Standing Committee meeting in May.