The All India Conference of SNEA started at Visakhapatnam today. Com.A.A.Khan, President, is presiding over. Com.K.Sebastin, GS, delivered the key note address. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, addressed this conference and spoke at length on the anti-BSNL and anti-Public Sector policies of the Modi government, National Monetisation Pipeline and the anti-employee attitude of the BSNL Management. He insisted for united struggles under the banner of the AUAB, to safeguard and strengthen BSNL. The Conference is addressed by Com.G.L.Jogi, former GS,SNEA, Com.Chandeswar Singh, GS,NFTE, Shri V.K.Thomar,SG, NCOA, Com.Veerabadhra Rao, President, AIGETOA, Shri P.Paul William, PGM, Visakhapatnam, Shri B. Suresh Krishna, PGM, AP circle, Com.V.Shaaji, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS and Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, SNATTA.
It was on this day in 1919, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre has taken place. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre is the darkest chapter of our freedom movement. On 13th April, 1919, nearly 10,000 people had gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh at Amritsar, to express their peaceful protest for the repressive Rowlatt Act and the arresting of prominent leaders of the freedom struggle, under this law. The Jallianwala Bagh is a park closed on all three sides, with a narrow passage on one side. All of a sudden, the British troops entered the Jallianwala Bagh and started firing on the armless gathering. To escape the firing, many people jumped into the well located inside the Jallianwala Bagh. The army kept on firing, till their ammunitions were exhausted. Thousands were killed and a large number of people were injured. However, the British government maintained that only 397 were killed. Till today, the British government has not apologised for the atrocities committed by them at Jallianwala Bagh. On this day, BSNLEU pays it’s respectful homage to the Martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh and promises to carry forward the “anti-imperialist spirit “of the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh.
The 10th All India Conference of BSNLEU, held at Guwahati, discussed various crucial issues and has passed resolutions. The Telangana circle union conducted press meets at the district level on 09.04.2022. The decisions taken and resolutions passed in the 10th All India Conference were reported to the media persons in these meetings. As a result, these decisions of BSNLEU All India Conference are reported in the media in Telangana circle. The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates Telangana circle union, as well as the district unions for conducting this press meets.
On 07.04.2022, the General Secretary of the Trade Union International (Transports, Ports, Fisheries and Communications) wrote to Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, congratulating for the success of the 10th All India Conference of BSNLEU. The General Secretary, TUI(TPFC), has also wished great success for BSNLEU in it’s future struggles. Thanking for the greetings sent by the TUI(TPFC), Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, has written a letter today, to the General Secretary, TUI(TPFC).
As a result of the efforts taken by BSNLEU, the Group Health Insurance Policy for the willing BSNL employees, will be implemented from 01-05-2022. The Oriental Insurance Company Limited will be the Insurer. The Corporate Office has issued letter yesterday, informing the terms and conditions for this Group Health Insurance Policy. Accordingly, the pop up window in ERP/ESS portal will open on 12-04-2022 for submitting options. Last date for submitting options is 18-04-2022. Last date for withdrawal of the options is 21-04-2022. The letter of the Corporate Office is enclosed.
Consequent to the letter issued by the Director (HR) today, regarding the implementation of the Health Insurance Policy for the BSNL employees, Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, discussed the issue with Shri S.P.Singh, GM(Admn.), BSNL CO, today. The GM(Admn) stated that, the Health Insurance Policy would be implemented w.e.f 01-05-2022 and that the process of calling for options etc., would start soon. As regards the premium for various categories, the following details are given by the GM(Admn).
BSNLEU had taken the initiative for the implementation of a Health Insurance Scheme. The MoU signed between BSNL and the New India Assurance did not take off. Again, quotations were called for and the quotations submitted by Oriental Insurance Company Ltd. is the lowest. The Director (HR) has issued a letter today stating that, the Health Insurance Scheme with Oriental Insurance Company Ltd. is getting implemented and details of the same would be informed by the Admin Branch of the Corporate Office.
Com.Ali Riza Kucukosmanoglu, General Secretary of the Trade Union International (Transports, Ports, Fisheries and Communications) has written letter to Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, expressing his thanks for the hospitality extended to Com. Erdem Ilhami, a leader of the Trade Union International (TPFC), who came from Istanbul, Turkey, to attend the 10th All India Conference of BSNLEU. Com.Ali Riza has congratulated Com.P.Abhimanyu, for his re-election as the General Secretary of BSNLEU. He has also conveyed his red salutes to all the members of BSNLEU, wishing the Union great success in it’s militant and class oriented struggles. Com.Ali Riza has also expressed his thanks to BSNLEU for paying 700 US dollars as fee to the Trade Union International (TPFC). The letter of the General Secretary, TUI (TPFC), is enclosed.
Shri Devusinh Chauhan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, has told the Rajya Sabha that, the government has deferred the merger of BSNL and MTNL. The Hon’ble Minister has also told the Parliament that, this decision has been taken due to financial reasons. It is important to note that, BSNLEU has already written letter to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, strongly protesting against the merger of BSNL and MTNL. BSNLEU has demanded that, the government should take over the debt of MTNL amounting Rs.26,000 crore, if at all the government wants to proceed with the merger of BSNL and MTNL. Without that, the merger of MTNL will do irreparable damage to BSNL, stated BSNLEU in it’s letter to the Prime Minister. BSNLEU's letter against the merger of BSNL and MTNL was widely been reported in the media.
[Source: timesofindia.com dated April 6, 2022]
Extension of the special concessions/facilities to the employees working in Kashmir Valley was already discussed with the PGM(Estt) last month. Since no action has been taken, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, once again discussed this issue with the PGM(Estt) today. It was replied by the PGM(Estt) that, action is being taken on this issue. The General Secretary requested for speedy action.
The DoP&T has already issued letter, stating that, Child Care Leave( CCL) can be availed by single male parents also. However this DoP&T letter is not yet endorsed by the BSNL Corporate Office. This issue is also already discussed with the PGM(Estt) last month. Today, once again Com.P Abhimanyu, GS, discussed this issue with the PGM(Estt). It was replied by the PGM(Estt) that, speedy action would be taken on this issue also.
The CHQ has written letter to the CMD BSNL today, communicating the list of office bearers, elected in the 10th All India conference of BSNLEU, held at Guwahati, from 2nd to 4th April,2022, with the request to grant trade union facilities to the newly elected office bearers.
The BSNL corporate office has issued letter, cutting down the annual ceiling for reimbursement of outdoor treatment expenses of the retired BSNL employees. The ceiling has been cut down from 15 days’ pay to 12 days’ pay. This reduction in the ceiling for the reimbursement of the outdoor medical treatment expenses, is totally unjustified. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding to increase the ceiling to 15 days.
Com.Biju and Com.Pradeesh are the two pillars of the CHQ office of BSNLEU at Patel Nagar, New Delhi. Com.Biju is the office secretary and Com. Pradeesh is the computer operator. They play an important role in the day to day functioning of the CHQ office. Every body appreciated the functioning of the CHQ of BSNLEU, during the Covid-19 pandemic period. Even during the lockdown period, the CHQ of BSNLEU carried out it’s normal day to day functioning, taking up the issues of the employees, by writing letters to the BSNL Management, as well as to the government. Especially the website of BSNLEU was well maintained, by making daily updatings. Both Com.Biju and Com.Pradeesh have played a key role in helping the CHQ to maintain it’s normal functioning. With the view to acknowledge their services to the Union, Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, honoured both the comrades in the Guwahati All India Conference by offering shawls.
The historic 10th All India conference of BSNLEU is held jubilantly at Guwahati, from 2nd to 4th April, 2022. Serious deliberations were held regarding the future of the Company, as well as the issues of the employees. After serious and constructive deliberations, election of office bearers has been held unanimously. A team of office bearers, with Com. Animesh Mitra, as the President, Com.P.Abhimanyu, as the General Secretary and Com. Irfan Pasha(Karnataka) as the Treasurer, has been elected. The entire delegates hailed the election of office bearers by raising thunderous slogans. The list of office bearers is enclosed.
The 10th All India conference of BSNLEU, which started on 2nd April, 2022, got successfully concluded today. In the marathon deliberations which took place in the conference, 91 delegates participated and placed their views. The deliberations were constructive taking the present realities into consideration. Constructive views were expressed by the delegates to strengthen BSNL, BSNL Employees Union and also for settling the important issues of the employees. Ultimately, Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, delivered the summing up address. In his address, the general secretary clarified the issues raised by the delegates and also outlined the strategy to be adopted by the union for the next three years. Thereafter the election of office bearers took place unanimously and in a very cordial atmosphere. The newly elected office- bearers were introduced on the dais and thereafter the Conference got concluded with the raising of slogans. This Conference has strengthened the unity of the organisation, getting it ready to face the new challenges.