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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
Happy Independence Day. Salutes to the martyrs.

15th August,2020, is the 74th Independence Day of our great nation. For any Indian, Independence Day is the holiest and most sacred day. It is on this day, the freedom fighters took India out of the slavery of British imperialists. The British adopted the strategy of “Devide and Rule”. However, leaders of the freedom struggle, succeeded in uniting the people, irrespective of their religion, region, caste, language, etc., etc. That is how our country became independent.

 

However, today, once again, the people of India are being devided, in the name of religion. The people who are in power, are deviding the people to achieve narrow political gains. On this Independence Day, Mukesh Ambani is the 5th richest man in the world. But, it is not the pride of India. The top 1% Indians have 4 times more wealth than the bottom 70% Indians. This staggering disparity is the stigma of India. The ruling masters are doing everything to increase this disparity. In the name of privatisation, the wealth of the nation is being handed over to the Indian and foreign corporates.

 

Everything is being done to dismantle the Public Sector of our country. Hard won Labour Rights are being taken away to help the corporates, to loot the working masses. Above everything, the unity of the working masses is being broken in the name of God. It is the fervent appeal of BSNLEU, on the Independence Day, that the working masses of the country should remember the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Nethaji Subhash Chandra Bose, etc. to remain united and fight against exploitation.

Long live the Independence of our great nation.

Red salutes to all the martyrs who laid down their lives to achieve freedom. Inquilab Zindabad.

17 - Sep - 2020
Memorandum submitted to the Hon'ble MP of Rajgarh Beora.

The Unions and Associations handed over Memorandum to Shri Rodmal Nagar, Hon’ble Member of Parliament of Rajgarh Beora constituency in Madhya Pradesh.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Tamil Nadu circle union is organising DR JEs' convention on 07.01.2018.

The Tamil Nadu circle union of BSNLEU has taken the initiative to organise a convention of the DR JEs. This convention is being held at Pondicherry on 07.01.2018. DR JEs from all over Tamil Nadu circle are participating in this convention. Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, is addressing this convention. The current problems is being faced by the recently appointed DR JEs, as well as their future promotional prospects will be discussed with focus in this convention. CHQ heartily congratulates the Tamil Nadu circle union for taking this excellent initiative. 

17 - Sep - 2020
Our efforts will continue to get the formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company rolled back.

In the meeting held between the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications and the All Unions and Associations of BSNL on 24.02.2018, break through has been made in almost all the issues, except in the matter of Subsidiary Tower Company. On this issue, the Hon’ble Minister was non-committal. This may be because, decision has been taken at the highest level of the government, to form the Subsidiary Tower Company. In the review meeting of AUAB, held immediately after the meeting with the Hon’ble MoS(C), this matter has been reviewed. In that meeting, it has been unanimously decided to continue with our efforts to get the formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company rolled back.

17 - Sep - 2020
Kolkata Telephones circle conducted special convention to improve quality of service.

A special convention, called on by BSNLEU, AIBDPA and Contract Workers Union (CTTMU), Kolkata Telephones, was held yesterday the 04-05-2018, in the CTO hall Kolkata. The Convention was called to discuss about the ways and means to improve the quality of service, and in that process, to make Kolkata Telephones a profit making circle. A presidium consisting of Com. Supriya Mitra, Com. Prabir Dutta and Com.Tapas Banerjee presided over the Convention. Com.Sisir Roy, CS, BSNLEU, welcomed everyone and addressed the Convention. Shri S.P. Tripathi, CGM, Com. Subhasis Mitra, CS, AIBSNLEA, Com. Sanjib Banerjee, CS, AIBDPA, Com. Arup Sarkar, CS, CTTMU, Com. Biplab Das, Secretary, BSNLCC, Com. Jitendra Balmiki, CS, SEWA BSNL etc., addressed  the Convention. Many important decisions were taken in the Convention to immediately improve the quality of quality of services. CHQ heartily congratulates the Kolkata telephones circle union for taking the initiative.

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17 - Sep - 2020
BSNLEU organising the All India Young Workers' Convention at Bhopal on 30-09-2018.

BSNLEU is organising an All India Young Workers' Convention at Bhopal on 30-09-2018. CHQ and Madhya Pradesh circle union are taking every effort to make the Convention a success. The Convention will be addressed by Dr.Prabhir Purkayasta of the Delhi Science Forum, apart from the leaders of the CHQ of BSNLEU. All the circle secretaries are requested to mobilise young workers for the Convention, as per the target fixed by the CHQ. Further, circle secretaries are requested to inform the CHQ without delay, about the number of the young workers coming from their circle, and also about the timings of their arrival and departure for the Convention.

17 - Sep - 2020
Lunch hour gate meeting held at BSNL Corporate Office.

An effective lunch hour gate meeting was organised at BSNL Corporate Office today, to mobilise the Corporate Office employees for the forthcoming indefinite strike. The meeting was addressed by Com. Chandeshwar Singh, GS, NFTE & Chairman, AUAB, Com.Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com. R.S. Chauhan, Org. Secretary (CHQ), BSNLEU, Com. Ravi Shil Verma, GS, AIGETOA and Com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS. The leaders explained the charter of demands for the indefinite strike and urged upon the employees to massively participate in the strike.

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17 - Sep - 2020
General Body meeting - Telecom Store, Kolkata.

The General Body meeting of TS Kolkata was held on 07.02.2019, at 3A, Chowringhee Place, Kolkata-13. Com. Animesh Mitra addressed the meeting. He stated the present situation of BSNL and requested all the participants to successfully organise 3 days strike.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Com.Ashok Pareek, Circle Secretary, Rajasthan, retires.

Com.Ashok Pareek, Circle Secretary of BSNLEU, Rajasthan circle, retired on superannuation today. Com.Ashok Pareek is soft-spoken, but dynamic in action. Under his able captainship, BSNLEU has grown from strength to strength in Rajasthan circle. The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates Com.Ashok Pareek for his retirement on superannuation and wishes him a long healthy and active retired life.

17 - Sep - 2020
General Secretary and President urge the CMD BSNL and the Director (Finance) for early payment of salary.

Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Animesh Mitra, President, met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL, as well as Shri S.K. Gupta, Director (Finance), today, and discussed about the issue of non-payment of salary to the employees. Both the representatives conveyed to the Management that the employees are extremely unhappy and resentful about the non-payment of salary on time. A very detailed discussion took place between the union representatives and the CMD BSNL, about the ways and means to improve the financial condition of BSNL. In the course of the discussion, it was told by the Management that their efforts to get funds released from the DoT, for the payment of salary, did not fructify. However, the CMD BSNL assured that he would try to make payment of the salary of the employees at the earliest, from the earnings of BSNL.

17 - Sep - 2020
VRS is not beneficial for lower level employees in BSNL..

The BSNL Management and their agents are making propaganda that the VRS is very attractive. But it is not beneficial for the lower level employees. Truly speaking, the lower level employees like telecom mechanics will be facing a big loss, if they go on VRS. 

 

The following are the details in respect of a Telecom Technician, whose basic pay is Rs.21,730 and who is having 3 years and 4 months of remaining service.

 

Loss in pay.

If this Telecom Mechanic goes on VRS, he will get an ex-gratia amount of Rs.16,42,800.

 

If he remains in service till 60 years, he will get pay plus DA of Rs.21,90,400. It means, he will be losing Rs. 5,47,600  on account of pay plus DA alone, if he goes on VRS.

 

Further, from this ex-gratia amount of Rs.16,42,800, income tax will be deducted. Further, society loan, bank loan and various other loans like House Building Loan, will be deducted. Ultimately, the official will get a very less amount as ex-gratia.

 

In addition to this, he will be losing Rs.2,173/- every month as HRA, even if he is posted in a ‘C’ class city, where he is entitled for 10% HRA. This loss comes to Rs.86,920/- for 3 years and 4 months

 

Further, if he continues in service till his retirement on superannuation, he will earn 3(three) increments. These 3 increments will result in higher pension when he retires at the age of 60.

 

Loss in pension.

If the above mentioned official goes on VRS, he will get a monthly pension of Rs.10,865/-.

 

If he continues to his service and retirees after 3 years 4 months on 60 years of age, his pension will be Rs.11,885/- (adding 3 increments).

 

So, in basic pension alone, the official will lose Rs.1,020/- every month. Together with this, he will lose DA also every month, for his basic pension. At today’s DA rate of 152%, this loss will be Rs.1,550/-. So, total loss in pension will be Rs.2,570/- per month. This will be a very big loss for the person, till the last day of his life. In addition to this, the official will be facing loss in his gratuity and pension commutation also.

 

A lot of rumours are also being spread, to create panic among the employees and make them to opt for VRS in a large scale. The following are the replies for the rumours / confusions, which are being spread.

 

58 years.

A lot of employees are going on VRS due to rumours that Cabinet has already taken decision to reduce the retirement age to 58. This is totally a false information. If the cabinet has already taken the decision to reduce the retirement age to 58, then why it has not been announced openly so far?

 

It is true that, no such decision has been taken by Cabinet to reduce the retirement age to 58 years.

 

Mischievous elements are spreading this rumour, only to create panic among employees and force them to go on VRS. Further, all the Recognised Unions of the Non-Executives and Associations of the Executives are opposing the reduction of retirement age to 58 years.

 

Retrenchment after completion of 33 years of service.

A lot of rumours are also being spread that, government has decided to retrench employees who have completed 33 years of service, or 60 years of age, whichever is lesser. This is totally a false information. Times of India dated 24th September, 2019, has already clarified that government is not having any such proposal.

17 - Sep - 2020
BSNLEU and AIBDPA provide relief to contract workers at Durgapur..

BSNLEU and AIBDPA of Durgapur, West Bengal circle, provided relief materials, viz., rice, cereal, vegetables and provisions to 29 contract workers, on 9th April, 2020. The total cost of the food materials distributed amounted to Rs.60,000/-. The expenditure was met by raising of donations from members. Veteran Telecom trade union leader, Com.Dhananjoy Ganguly, was present at the time of distribution of things. CHQ heartily congratulates all the BSNLEU and AIBDPA comrades of Durgapur, for this initiative.

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17 - Sep - 2020
Com. Revati Adav, former member of the All India BSNL Working Women’s Coordination Committee, bereaved.

The CHQ is extremely shocked to know that Shri Sham Adav,  husband of Com.Revati Adav, former member of the All India BSNL Working Women’s Coordination Committee, passed away today, due to COVID-19. We express our heartfelt condolences to Com. Revati and her family members.

17 - Sep - 2020
BSNL CCWF gives call for two day relay hunger strike.

The BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation (BSNLCCWF) has given a call for a two day relay hunger strike on 25th & 26th August, 2020. This programme is to demand immediate payment of the wage arrears of the contract workers and also against the retrenchment of contract workers, which is being done through outsourcing. CHQ requests all the circle and district unions to take immediate steps for successfully organising the two day relay hunger strike successfully at all levels, together with the BSNL CCWF.

17 - Sep - 2020
Memorandum submitted to the Hon'ble MP, Devas.

The unions and associations of Devas, submitted Memorandum to the Hon'ble MP of Devas, shri Manoj Utwalji.

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17 - Sep - 2020
BSNLEU urges upon the Management to take initiative to break the deadlock in the settlement of anomalies.

The representatives of BSNLEU who met Shri Keshav Rao, GM (Estt.), explained in detail to him about how the settlement of anomalies has been put into cold storage by the DoT, due to the inaction of BSNL Management. The issue is lying pending with the DoT for a very long period, since the BSNL Management has not sent the necessary inputs sought by the DoT. The BSNL Corporate Office had already written to all the CGM’s, calling for the number of affected employees in each circle. However, this feedback has not been given by the circles. Hence, BSNL is not able to reply to the DoT, and the settlement of anomalies issue is hanging fire. The GM (Estt.) assured that this issue would be discussed in the ‘GM (HR)s’ Conference’, to be held at BSNL Corporate Office on 22.01.2018.

17 - Sep - 2020
Pension Revision - Unwarranted criticism.

Some of our comrades have drawn our attention to a veiled criticism, that has been made about the handling of the pension revision issue, by All Unions and Associations of BSNL, in the meeting held with the Hon’ble MoS(C) on 24.02.2018. All knows that the AUAB is fighting not only for the 1.85 lakh serving employees, but also for the 2 lakh BSNL retired employees. It was only through the two day strike conducted by the unions and associations of BSNL on 21st & 22nd April, 2015, that the 60% ceiling imposed by the government, on it’s limit to pay pension to BSNL retirees, was broken.

 

As regards revision of pension from 01.01.2017, DoT’s stand is that, pension revision would be done, only if wage revision is completed. This was conveyed in DoT’s letter no.24-1/2018/SR dated 21.02.2018 also. (On the eve of the meeting with the Hon’ble MoS(C), this letter was withdrawn). It is nothing but total denial of pension revision. However, due to the mighty struggles of the AUAB, the Hon’ble MoS(C) has now conceded the demand for pension revision.

 

Perhaps, this settlement has disturbed some, whose only contribution to the pensioners is, giving ‘lip-service’ and making ‘time-pass’, by criticising others. Settlement of pension revision w.e.f. 01.01.2017 is the immediate goal of AUAB. At the same time, the AUAB will also find a permanent solution to the pension revision issue, as it has solved the 60% ceiling issue. Hence, the ‘arm-chair critics’ need not get disturbed, and can take rest.

17 - Sep - 2020
General Secretary discusses the issue of acute staff shortage, with the CGM, A&N circle.

Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, who is presently in Port Blair, for attending the circle conference of Andaman and Nicobar circle, met Shri V.Jagadeesan, CGM, yesterday. Com.S.P.Kalairajan, Circle Secretary and other circle leaders accompanied. The GS discussed about the developmental activities of BSNL in the circle. During the discussion, the GS seriously raised the issue of acute shortage of staff in A&N circle, especially in the Non-Executive cadres. The GS suggested that the circle administration should raise this issue with the Corporate Office. BSNLEU has already raised the issue with the Corporate Management. Once again the issue will be raised vigorously.

17 - Sep - 2020
BSNLEU urges upon the GM (Estt.) to initiative the process for holding JTO LICE.

In continuation of the discussion held with the GM (Rectt.), on the issue of holding JTO LICE, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri Saurab Tyagi, GM (Estt.) today and urged upon him to initiate the process for holding the JTO LICE without delay. The GM (Estt.) replied that in the wake of the Corporate Office’s contemplation of implementing the CPSU hierarchy, the views of the Personnel Branch of the Corporate Office has been sought on this matter. The GS pointed out that the JTO LICE has to be conducted for the vacancies of 2016 – 17 and 2017 – 18, whether or not the CPSU hierarchy is implemented. He urged upon the GM (Estt.) to expeditiously issue the letter for holding the JTO LICE. The GM (Estt.) assured to do the needful.

17 - Sep - 2020
Extended Circle Office Bearer Meeting of West Bengal Circle.

On 5th February, 2019, an extended Circle Office bearer meeting of West Bengal Circle was held. District Secretaries in and around Kolkata attended the meeting. The ensuing three days strike in BSNL was discussed at length. The entire situation was narrated by Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, about the role of the BSNL Management as well as the role of the DoT in regard to the wage revision, the allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, grant of loan to BSNL and other demands of the strike. The office bearers and the district secretaries participated in the discussion. It was decided in the meeting that massive street corner meetings will be organised from 11th February, district secretaries will take necessary steps to organise such street corner meeting in the important location of their districts. It was also decided that massive campaign programme will be carried amongst the workers in the shape of group meetings, gate meeting followed by rally in the offices and exchanges along with the constituents of AUAB.

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