The Circle Conference of BSNLEU, Maharashtra circle, was held at Ahmednagar on 03rd & 04th September, 2021. The conference started with the flag hoisting ceremony. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was well attended by delegates from the various SSAs of Maharashtra circle. Com. Appa Gagre, Circle President, presided over the conference. Com.N.K. Nalawade, Circle Secretary, welcomed the delegates and presented the report on activities. Com.Ganesh Hinge, circle treasurer, submitted the accounts of the Union. All the delegates participated in the deliberations. Very good suggestions were given by the delegates to strengthen BSNLEU in Maharashtra circle and to improve the quality of BSNL’s services. Com.Yusuf Hussain, General Secretary, Maharashtra Casual Contract Workers Union, greeted the conference. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, addressed the conference and explained about the anti-Public Sector, anti-BSNL and pro-corporate policies of the Modi government. The General Secretary also explained about the decisions of the Hyderabad CEC meeting, the issues of the employees taken up and settled by BSNLEU and the demands, as well as the agitational programmes of the AUAB. Election of office bearers took place unanimously.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Anand Kumar Singh, AGS, met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL today and discussed the following issues.
The leaders insisted that the IDA arrears, w.e.f. 01.10.2020 should be paid immediately. They pointed out that the payment of IDA arrears is already delayed and that further delay is undesirable. The CMD BSNL replied that the matter is under consideration.
The recently held CEC meeting of BSNLEU has passed a detailed resolution insisting upon the BSNL Management to immediately settle Wage Revision. The resolution is already sent to the CMD BSNL. In today's meeting, the leaders explained to the CMD BSNL, how the matter has already been discussed at the highest level, with the erstwhile Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, as well as the erstwhile Secretary, Telecom, who had assured settlement of the Wage Revision. The leaders urged upon the CMD BSNL to immediately convene the Wage Negotiation Committee meeting and to sign the Wage Agreement. The CMD BSNL told that the matter would be looked into.
Recently the Corporate Office has issued letter, imposing restrictions on temporary transfers to employees. As per this letter, it will be impossible for the employees to get temporary transfers hereafter. BSNLEU has already issued a strong letter to the CMD BSNL demanding to review the decision. In today’s meeting, the leaders explained how the employees would be affected due to the restrictions imposed. The CMD BSNL assured to look into the matter.
BSNLEU has already given a detailed note on the issue of Restructuring of BSNL’s Manpower. However, no serious meeting has been held with BSNLEU, to discuss the Union’s view. When this issue is raised in today’s meeting, the CMD BSNL replied that, the Management had already accepted BSNLEU’s demand for maintaining the Sr.TOA and the ATT as ‘Live Cadres’. However, BSNLEU demanded that, a discussion should be held with the Union, on it’s note. The CMD BSNL agreed for the same.
As has already been announced, BSNLEU is organising a Young Employees Convention on 19th September, 2021. This will be an online convention and will start sharply at 10:00 am. Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) BSNL Board, has kindly consented to deliver the inaugural address of this convention. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU, will deliver the key note address on, “the role of trade union in safeguarding the future of the young employees and the Company.” Com.Suresh Kumar, General Secretary, SNATTA, will deliver the special address. This will be followed by an interactive session by the participants in the convention. BSNLEU heartily welcomes all the young employees of BSNL to participate in this online convention. The link for this online convention will be sent shortly.
The Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, held at Hyderabad noted with concern that, the genuine grievances of the Non-Executives as well as the retired employees are not being addressed by the BSNL Management. Hence, the CEC meeting decided to organise agitational programmes under the banner of the Co-ordination Committee of BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNLCCWF. Accordingly, the Co-ordination Committee has met and finalised the charter of demands, as well as the agitational programmes. The following programmes would be organised by the Co-ordination Committee of BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNLCCWF.
14.09.2021 – Demonstrations.
05.10.2021 – March to SSA / Business Area offices.
21.10.2021 – March to CGM offices.
Charter of demands.
As has already been informed, the AUAB will be organising a 3 day dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, on 21st, 22nd & 23rd September, 2021. The AUAB issued notification today, to the Secretary, Telecom and CMD BSNL, for this dharna.
BSNLEU has already launched the “Meet the Members” campaign, which is currently going on. Apart from this, some more agitations and conventions have also been decided by the CEC meeting of BSNLEU. Similarly, the AUAB has also decided action programme. For the benefit of the circle and district secretaries, CHQ is giving details about all the programmes that are going to take place in this month of September.
The erstwhile ETP / ETR ; NTP / NTR ; WTP / WTR and STP / STR circles have been merged and Core Network East, Core Network North, Core Network West and Core Network South circles have been formed. Consequently, erstwhile circle councils which were functioning in the Maintenance and Project Circles cannot continue to function. Circle Councils have to be formed for all the four Core Network Circles. However, the SR Branch of the Corporate Office has not yet issued letter for this. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Ms. Anita Johri, Sr.GM(SR) yesterday and discussed this issue. The Sr.GM(SR) assured to take needful action in this connection.
BSNLEU has launched a “Meet the Members” programme yesterday. This programme will go on up to 15th September, 2021. According to the call, the “Meet the Members” programme is being organised in various parts of the country. The leaders of BSNLEU are meeting the employees and explaining about the anti-BSNL, anti-Public Sector and pro-corporate steps being taken by the government. The CHQ heartily congratulates those circle and district unions which have started the programme. The CHQ also calls upon the other circle and district unions to immediately start the programme.
The AUAB has decided to organise a 3 day dharna programme at Jantar Mantar, from 6th September, 2021 onwards. However, Delhi is witnessing heavy rainfall. Further, Times of India has quoted the Metrological Department and has cautioned heavy rainfall from 6th September onwards. In view of this, the AUAB has decided to postpone the dharna programme by 2 weeks. The dharna programme will now be held on 21st, 22nd and 23rd September, 2021.
जंतर मंतर पर आयोजित एयूएबी-AUAB का 3 दिवसीय धरना कार्यक्रम दिल्ली में भारी बारिश के कारण स्थगित किया गया है ।
एयूएबी-AUAB ने 6 सितंबर, 2021 से जंतर मंतर में 3 दिवसीय धरना कार्यक्रम आयोजित करने का फैसला किया था। हालांकि, दिल्ली में भारी बारिस हो रही है। टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया ने मेट्रोलॉजिकल विभाग के हवाले से अनुमान किया है की 6 सितंबर से भारी बारिश होगी और इसके बारे में चेतावनी दी है । इसके संदर्भ में एयूएबी-AUAB ने 3 दिवसीय धरना कार्यक्रम को 2 सप्ताह तक स्थगित करने का फैसला किया है। धरना कार्यक्रम अब 21 वीं, 22 वीं और 23 सितंबर, 2021 पर आयोजित किया जाएगा।
BSNLEU's countrywide "Meet the Members Campaign" has started today and will go on till the 15th of this month. The Hyderabad CEC meeting of BSNLEU decided to organise such a campaign, to enlighten the employees about the attacks being carried out on BSNL, as well as on the entire Public Sector of the country and the need to fight against these attacks.
During this Campaign, our circle and district union leaders and frontline comrades should form teams and meet the entire employees. CHQ has already circulated a pamphlet. These pamphlets should be distributed to the employees and the contents of the pamphlet should be explained to them. Circle Unions are requested to chalk out a detailed programme and should help the district unions to successfully implement this campaign. On completion of this programme, circle secretaries should send a detailed report to the CHQ, explaining,
All the circle and district unions are requested to ensure that the campaign is implemented successfully.
Meet the Members -सदस्यों से मुलाक़ात अभियान - 1 से 15 सितंबर : अभियान को सफल बनायें ।
बीएसएनएलईयू-BSNLEU का देशव्यापी "meet the members-सदस्यों से मुलाक़ात” अभियान आज से शुरू हो गया है और इस महीने की 15 तारीख तक चलेगा । बीएसएनएलईयू की हैदराबाद सीईसी की बैठक में बीएसएनएल पर किए जा रहे हमलों के साथ-साथ देश के पूरे सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र पर हो रहे हमलों और इन हमलों के खिलाफ लड़ने की जरूरत के बारे में कर्मचारियों को अवगत कराने के लिए इस तरह के अभियान का आयोजन करने का फैसला किया गया ।
इस अभियान के दौरान हमारे सर्कल और जिला यूनियन के नेताओं और कार्यकर्ताओं की टीमें बनानी चाहिए और सभी कर्मचारियों से मिलना चाहिए । सीएचक्यू पहले ही एक pamphlet-पत्रिका भेज चुका है । इस पत्रिका को कर्मचारियों को वितरित किया जाए और उन्हें इसके बारे में पूरी जानकारी देनी चाहिये । सर्कल यूनियनों से अनुरोध है कि वे एक विस्तृत कार्यक्रम तैयार करें और इस अभियान को सफलतापूर्वक लागू करने के लिए जिला यूनियनों की मदद करें । इस कार्यक्रम के पूरा होने पर सर्कल सचिवों को सीएचक्यू को विस्तृत रिपोर्ट भेजनी चाहिए जिसमें निम्नलिखित जानकारी देनी चाहिए ।
A. इस अभियान में भाग लेनेवाले साथियों की संख्या ।
B. कितने कर्मचारियों से मुलाक़ात की गई ।
C. वितरित किए गए पत्रिका-pamphlets की संख्या ।
D. अभियान अंतर्गत आयोजित की गई मीटिंग की संख्या ।
E. हमारे अभियान के बारे में कर्मचारियों की प्रतिक्रिया ।
सभी सर्कल और ज़िला यूनियनों से अनुरोध है कि इस अभियान को सफलतापूर्वक लागू किया जाए।
The AUAB has already decided to organise a three day dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 06th, 07th & 08th September, 2021. The demands include the immediate launching of 4G by BSNL, Payment of salary on the due date, no selling out of BSNL's towers in the name of Monetisation, settlement of the Rs.39,000 crore dues to BSNL, by the DoT, settlement of wage revision and pension revision, etc. Preparations for this dharna are being made. As a part of this, the AUAB is meeting online at 05:00 pm today, to review the preparations that are being made to organise the dharna programme successfully.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Shri S.P. Singh, GM (Admn.), BSNL CO., and expressed their deep concern over the inordinate delay in the reconstitution of the BSNL Staff Welfare Board and the BSNL Sports and Cultural Board. They also pointed out that, the career progression (promotions) of the BSNL sports personnel is being unduly delayed. The GM (Admn.) replied that appropriate actions are being taken to resolve all the above mentioned three issues.
वेल्फेर बोर्ड-Welfare Board और स्पोर्ट्स बोर्ड-Sports Board का पुनर्गठन-Reconstitution : बीएसएनएलईयू- BSNLEU ने माँग की ।
साथी पी. अभिमन्यु, जनरल सेक्रेटरी और साथी स्वपन चक्रवर्ती, डेप्युटी जनरल सेक्रेटरी ने बीएसएनएल निगम कार्यालय-Corporate Office, BSNL के जनरल मेनेजर, (एडीएमएन)-General Manager, (Admn), श्री एसपी सिंह-Shri SP Sinh से मुलाकात की और बीएसएनएल कर्मचारी कल्याण बोर्ड-BSNL Staff Welfare Board और बीएसएनएल खेल एवं सांस्कृतिक बोर्ड-BSNL Sports and Cultural Board के पुनर्गठन-Reconstitution में अत्यधिक विलंब पर गहरी चिंता व्यक्त की। उन्होंने यह भी बताया कि, बीएसएनएल के खेल कर्मियों के करियर प्रोग्रेशन (प्रमोशन) में बेवजह देरी की जा रही है । जनरल मेनेजर, (एडीएमएन) ने जवाब दिया कि उपरोक्त सभी तीन मुद्दों को सुलझाने के लिए उचित कार्रवाई की जा रही है।
Presently, Sikkim is an SSA under the West Bengal circle. The Chief Minister of Sikkim has been demanding the formation of separate Sikkim circle. Recently, BSNLEU had reported on it’s website that, the Hon’ble Minister of Communications had accepted the demand for the formation of a separate Sikkim circle, as per the Twitter of Sikkim Chief Minister. Today, the BSNL Corporate Office, vide letter no.BSNLCO-PERS/15(11)/4/2021-PERS1, has informed that, Sikkim will function as a separate circle w.e.f. 01st September, 2021, with Gangtok as it’s Head Quarters.
It is understood that, the Corporate Office of New India Assurance has not yet approved the Health Insurance Policy of BSNL employees. Yesterday, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL and to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director(HR), over phone, in this connection. The CMD BSNL told that, he had already spoken to the Chairman of New India Assurance on last Friday and had requested for speedy action. The Director(HR) assured that, best possible efforts would be taken to implement this Health Insurance Policy w.e.f 01-09-2021.
बीएसएनएल कर्मचारियों के लिए स्वास्थ्य बीमा पॉलिसी - Health Insurance Policy का कार्यान्वयन।
न्यू इंडिया एश्योरेंस-New India Assurance के निगम कार्यालय-Corporate Office ने अभी तक बीएसएनएल कर्मचारियों की स्वास्थ्य बीमा पॉलिसी-Health Insurance Policy को मंजूरी नहीं दी है।कल कॉम.पी.अभिमन्यु, जनरल सेक्रेटरी ने बीएसएनएल के सीएमडी श्री पीके पुरवार-Shri PK Purwar, CMD, BSNL और श्री अरविंद वाड़नेरकर, निर्देशक(मानव संसाधन), Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director(HR) से इस मामले के बारे में फोन पर बात की । सीएमडी बीएसएनएल-CMD BSNL ने बताया कि उन्होंने पिछले शुक्रवार को न्यू इंडिया एश्योरेंस-New India Assurance के चेयरमैन-Chairman से पहले ही बात की थी और जल्द कार्रवाई का अनुरोध किया था । निदेशक ने आश्वासन दिया कि इस स्वास्थ्य बीमा पॉलिसी-Health Insurance Policy को 01-09-2021 से लागू करने के लिए हर संभव प्रयास किए जाएंगे।
As has already been informed, the AUAB has decided to organise a 3 day dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, on 06th, 07th & 08th September, 2021. This dharna programme is to demand the settlement of the charter of demands of the AUAB, including on 4G service, repayment of Rs.39,000 by the DoT and other demands. It is needless to state that BSNLEU has to organise a sizable comrades for this programme. Hence, the CHQ calls upon the NTR and Corporate Office circle unions, as well as the nearby circle of UP(West), UP(East) Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, to mobilise maximum number of comrades for this programme.
BSNLEU organised nationwide demonstrations yesterday, protesting against the decision of the Modi government, to sell the assets of the Public Sector Companies, including the mobile towers of BSNL & MTNL, and the Optic Fibre of Bharatnet, in the name of "National Monetisation Pipeline". The Press Trust of India (PTI), the premium news agency of the country, has carried a news item yesterday, explaining in detail about why BSNLEU is opposing the Monetisation.