Pele, the king of football has died at the age 82. He was an extraordinary character and unique player. 3 times World Cup Winner, credited with scoring 1281 goals in 1363 appearances during his 21 years career including 77 goals in 92 matches for his Country, Brazil. The only player to win the World Cup 3 times, lifting the trophy in 1958, 1962 & 1970. Pele was named FIFA's player of the century in year 2000. He made football the most beautiful game and truly international. BSNLEU pays it’s respectful homage to Pele.
Heeraben, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother, passed away early morning today. She was 99. Heeraben lived with PM Modi's younger brother, Pankaj Modi, at Raysan village near Gandhinagar. “My mother used to wash utensils at a few houses to help meet the household expenses”, the Prime Minister wrote, recounting the early days of his family’s hardships. BSNLEU offers it’s condolences to the Prime Minister and other members of his family.
As per the call of the CHQ, district general body meetings are being organised today to explain about the developments in the Wage Revision issue. The Circle Secretaries are requested to send report to the CHQ as to how the programme is observed in various districts. Report may please be sent with photographs.
Shri Phunchok Dorjey, the General Manager of Ludhiana, who was indulging in sexual harassment of women employees, has finally been shunted out of Ludhiana. He is transferred and is posted in the Punjab CGM Office at Chandigarh. All are aware that, BSNLEU has strongly been demanding action against Shri Phunchok Dorjey and has organised many agitational programmes. It is not the question of action against a particular General Manager, but it is the issue of safeguarding the dignity of working women in BSNL. BSNLEU fought to safeguard the dignity of women employees. But, it is a matter of regret that, leaders of some organisations actively supported Shri Phunchok Dorjey. It is obvious that the Corporate Management hesitated to take appropriate action on Shri Phunchok Dorjey, due to the reasons best known to them. Nevertheless, BSNLEU welcomes this belated action and thanks the Management for the same.
Media has reported that, 6 senior officers of BSNL are to be dismissed under FR 56 (J). The officers to be sacked include those from the Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa and Haryana circles, namely Gopi Chand Tolwani, Rajesh Bansal, Pradip Kumar Saha, Asheesh Pathak, Chandragupta Bidika and Suresh Kumar. The officers forced to leave, have allegedly dubious reputations, with charges of corruption and non-performance surfaced against them in the past. In 2014, Tolwani, the then deputy director general of BSNL was caught red-handed by Lokayukta police in Bhopal for accepting a bribe. In another case, in 2015, Bansal was arrested from his house in Patiala by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) while he was working as a general manager at BSNL. Similarly, in 2017, Gupta, working as an additional general manager of Microwave Project at Bhubaneswar was caught while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs1 lakh from a contractor.
The BSNL Management is putting in place a Web Portal for tracking the settlement of various claims of the retired employees. The Web address of this Portal is https://pensioners.bsnl.co.in/portal/ . This Portal is likely to come into usage shortly.
The BSNL Management has arbitrarily issued the Sports Compendium 2022. No discussion is held with the Recognised Unions. It was not discussed in the Sports Board meeting also. Already there is a Career Progression Policy introduced in 2008. Eligible officials have not been given promotion in accordance with the 2008 Policy. All of a sudden, the Management has introduced another Policy which has a lot of lapses. Hence, BSNLEU has written letter to the CMD BSNL, demanding to keep the Compendium 2022 pending and to hold discussion with the Recognised Unions for the finalisation of the new Policy.
The Uttarakhand circle conference of BSNLEU was held on 24.12.2022. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary addressed the Conference. Com.K.S. Soun has relinquished the post of circle secretary, since he is retired now. He is elected as the Circle President in the Conference and Com.Devender Singh Bisht, a young and dynamic comrade is elected as the new Circle Secretary.
Times of India has reported today that, 10 senior officers of the DoT are dismissed under FR 56(J). Among the dismissed 10 officers, 9 are in the rank of Directors and 1 is the Joint Secretary of the DoT. As per media reports, the dismissed officers are with doubtful integrity. This drastic action has been taken by Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister for Communications, as a part of ‘Zero Tolerance’ towards corruption, reports the media. Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw has also approved the Compulsory Retirement of 40 officers in the railways, for non-performance and doubtful integrity.
नियम 56(जे) के तहत दूरसंचार विभाग के 10 अधिकारियों को बर्खास्त किया गया - संचार मंत्री द्वारा की गई कार्रवाई।
टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया ने आज खबर दी है कि डीओटी के 10 वरिष्ठ अधिकारियों को एफआर 56(जे) के तहत बर्खास्त किया गया है। बर्खास्त किए गए 10 अधिकारियों में 9 निदेशक के पद पर हैं और 1 दूरसंचार विभाग का संयुक्त सचिव है। मीडिया रिपोर्टों के अनुसार, बर्खास्त अधिकारियों की सत्यनिष्ठा संदिग्ध है। मीडिया की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, भ्रष्टाचार के प्रति 'जीरो टॉलरेंस' के एक भाग के रूप में, श्री अश्विनी वैष्णव, माननीय संचार मंत्री द्वारा यह कठोर कार्रवाई की गई है। श्री अश्विनी वैष्णव ने रेलवे में गैर-निष्पादन और संदिग्ध सत्यनिष्ठा के लिए 40 अधिकारियों की अनिवार्य सेवानिवृत्ति को भी मंजूरी दे दी है।
As per the decision taken in the All India Centre, the CHQ of BSNLEU has already called on the circle and district unions to organise district general body meetings on 29.12.2022, to explain about the development taking place in Wage Negotiation. The CHQ has already sent a note on the Wage Negotiations. The matter contained in this note should be explained to our members in the district general body meetings. All district secretaries are requested to take this issue seriously and organise this district general body meetings without fail. The Hindi translation of the CHQ note is being sent to the circle secretaries and CHQ office bearers today. The non-Hindi speaking circle secretaries are requested to translate the CHQ note into their regional languages and send same to the district unions. After completion of the programme, the Circle Secretaries are requested to send photos and reports of the district general body meetings to the CHQ.
29.12.2022 को होने वाली डिस्ट्रिक्ट जनरल बॉडी की बैठकें - सर्कल एवं जिला सचिव कृपया ध्यान दें।
अखिल भारतीय केंद्र में लिए गए निर्णय के अनुसार BSNLEU के सीएचक्यू ने 29.12.2022 को वेतन वार्ता में हो रहे विकास के बारे में बताने के लिए सर्कल और जिला यूनियनों को डिस्ट्रिक्ट जनरल बॉडी की बैठक आयोजित करने के लिए पहले ही बताया गया है। सीएचक्यु ने वेतन वार्ता पर पहले ही एक नोट भेज दिया है। इस नोट में समाविष्ट मामले को हमारे सदस्यों को डिस्ट्रिक्ट जनरल बॉडी की बैठकों में समझाया जाना चाहिए। सभी जिला सचिवों से अनुरोध है कि इस मुद्दे को गंभीरता से लेते हुए डिस्ट्रिक्ट जनरल बॉडी की बैठक अविलंब आयोजित करें। सीएचक्यू नोट का हिंदी अनुवाद आज सर्कल सचिवों व सीएचक्यू पदाधिकारियों को भेजा जा रहा है। गैर-हिंदी भाषी सर्कल सचिवों से अनुरोध है कि वे सीएचक्यू नोट को अपनी क्षेत्रीय भाषाओं में अनुवादित करें और इसे जिला संघों को भेजें। कार्यक्रम की समाप्ति के बाद सर्कल सचिवों से अनुरोध है कि डिस्ट्रिक्ट जनरल बॉडी बैठक की फोटो व रिपोर्ट सीएचक्यू को भिजवाएं।
BSNLEU is continuously taking up the issue of non-implementation of the Corporate Office order, in the matter of Rule 8 transfers of DR JEs, by the NE-I and NE-II circles. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, raised this issue with the CMD BSNL, in the meeting held yesterday. The CMD BSNL replied that, certain inputs have been called for from the NE-I and NE-II circles and decisions would be taken on receipts of the inputs.
The Circle Conference of BSNLEU, Uttarakhand circle, is held at Dehradun today. A good number of delegates from all the districts of Uttarakhand circle attended. The conference started with the hoisting of BSNLEU flag by Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS. Com.G.P. Kala, Circle President, presided over. Com.K.S.Soun, Circle Secretary and Com.D.S. Bisht, welcomed everyone. Shri Subendu Tiwari, CGM, Uttarakhand, Com.P.C. Kandpal, Ex. Circle Secretary and Com.P.B. Dobhal, former Circle President, greeted the conference. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, delivered the inaugural address of the Conference. In his speech, the General Secretary explained about the various aspects connected with the financial revival of BSNL, the pro-private and anti-public sector policies of the Modi government, the achievements of BSNL during the last 3 years and the developments related to the Wage Revision of BSNL employees. After the speech of the General Secretary, the subject committee of the conference started. The General Secretary replied to the All India level issues raised by the delegates. Com.K.S.Soun, CS, summed up the discussion. Election of office bearers is held unanimously. Com.K.S.Soun and Com.D.S.Bisht are elected circle president and circle secretary respectively.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL yesterday and discussed about the inordinate delay taking place in BSNL’s 4G launching. The General Secretary expressed his unhappiness over the inordinate delay in BSNL’s 4G launching and told the CMD BSNL that, customers have started leaving BSNL in large numbers every month, due to the non-availability of 4G service with BSNL. The CMD BSNL heard patiently and replied that, the technical and financial biddings, submitted by the TCS, are being evaluated by the BSNL Management. The CMD BSNL further stated that, BSNL will start getting delivery of 4G equipments in July / August, 2023, at the rate of around 8,000 4G BTSs per month. The General Secretary insisted that, only an early launching of BSNL’s 4G service, would ensure the financial recovery of the Company.
BSNLEU is continuously persuing the case of payment on account of extension of Special Concessions / Incentives to the BSNL employees posted in the Kashmir Valley. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, once again discussed this issue today with the Establishment Branch officers in the Corporate Office. The General Secretary is told that, the DoT has still not endorsed the DoP&T letter. Hence, BSNLEU has written letter today to Ms. Roshni Sohni, DDG(Estt.), DoT, requesting her to issue early endorsement for the DoP&T letter.
The JE LICE was held on 18.12.2022. It has been brought to the notice of the CHQ of BSNLEU that, many questions asked in this exam are out of syllabus. In view of this, BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR), demanding to grant full marks to the candidates, in respect of the out of syllabus questions. BSNLEU has also demanded that, full marks should be given to the candidates in the case of questions with wrong / multiple and ambiguous answers, if they are brought to the notice of the Management.
The JTO Induction trainees are complaining of severe difficulties in the training. Huge volume of syllabus, non-supply of printed materials and the holding of a single exam, instead of modular-wise, as was done earlier. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR) requesting for his intervention to reduce the hardship.