Gautam Adani, the 2nd richest man in India, is entering into the telecom sector. Media reports say that, the Adani Group will participate in the auctioning for 5G spectrum, that is going to be held on 26.07.2022. Media reports say that, Adani Group will only enter into the business of providing “private wireless networks (captive networks)” to the industries. However, it is sure that, Adani Group will also enter into the “consumer mobility” (providing mobile service) segment soon. It is being widely recognised that, Gautam Adani is very close to the ruling BJP. Recently, M.C. Ferdinando, the Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board, told the Parliamentary Committee that, a power project in Sri Lanka was awarded to Adani Group, based on the pressure created by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Sri Lankan President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa (Indianexpress.com dated 14.06.2022). The entry of cash rich Adani Group in the telecom sector will surely have serious consequences.
अदाणी दूरसंचार क्षेत्र में प्रवेश कर रहा है।
भारत के दूसरे सबसे अमीर व्यक्ति गौतम अदाणी दूरसंचार क्षेत्र में प्रवेश कर रहे हैं । मीडिया रिपोर्ट्स का कहना है कि अदाणी समूह 5G स्पेक्ट्रम की नीलामी में भाग लेगा, जो 26.07.2022 को होने वाली है । मीडिया रिपोर्टों में कहा गया है कि अदाणी समूह केवल उद्योगों को "निजी वायरलेस नेटवर्क (कैप्टिव नेटवर्क)" प्रदान करने के व्यवसाय में प्रवेश करेगा । हालाँकि, यह निश्चित है कि अदाणी समूह जल्द ही "उपभोक्ता गतिशीलता" (ग्राहकों को मोबाइल सेवा प्रदान करना) सँवर्ग में भी प्रवेश करेगा । यह व्यापक रूप से माना जा रहा है कि गौतम अडानी सत्तारूढ़ भाजपा के बहुत करीब हैं । हाल ही में एम.सी. फ़र्दिनांडो सिलोन, बिजली बोर्ड के अध्यक्ष ने संसदीय समिति को बताया कि श्रीलंका में एक बिजली परियोजना अदाणी समूह को प्रदान की गई थी, जो भारतीय प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी द्वारा श्रीलंका के राष्ट्रपति, गोटाबाया राजपक्षे पर बनाए गए दबाव के आधार पर थी । (Indian Express Dt. 14.06.2022)। दूरसंचार क्षेत्र में नकदी संपन्न अदाणी समूह के प्रवेश के निश्चित रूप से गंभीर परिणाम होंगे ।
The Corporate Office has issued notification for holding the JE LICE on 16.10.2022. In this letter, the eligibility date (cut-off date) is mentioned as 1st January. Many comrades have approached the CHQ to change this eligibility date to 1st July. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, discussed this issue with Shri Saurabh Tyagi, PGM (Estt.), yesterday. It was replied by the PGM(Estt.) that as per the DoP&T letter no.22011/4/2013-Estt.(D) dated 08th May, 2017, the crucial eligibility date for all the internal examinations has been changed as 1st January, of the vacancy year. Hence, according to the DoP&T order, the eligibility date (cut-off date) for the JE LICE will be 1st January of the vacancy year. Copy of the letter is enclosed for the kind reference of our comrades.
The Chhattisgarh circle conference of BSNLEU is held enthusiastically at Durg on 10th July, 2022. Com.H.S. Dani, Circle President, presided over the conference. Com.R.S. Bhatt, Circle Secretary, welcomed and presented the report on activities. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, delivered the inaugural address of the conference. In his address, the General Secretary spoke elaborately on the issues related to the revival of BSNL, Wage Revision and issues taken up and settled by the CHQ. The conference is also addressed by Com. Navin Varma, CS, AIGETOA, Com.Rajesh Ranjan, CS, SNEA, Com.Ashok Kumar Thakur, divisional secretary, P-IV/NFPE and Com.Saju Thomas. In the delegates session, a good number of young comrades participated in the discussion and placed their views, which indicated that BSNLEU is having a bright future in Chhattisgarh circle. All the delegates greatly appreciated the functioning of the CHQ and the circle union. The General Secretary replied to the All India level issues raised by the delegates. Com.R.S. Bhatt, delivered the summing up address. Thereafter, the report on activities and audited accounts were approved unanimously. The election of office bearers took place unanimously. Com.H.S. Dani and Com.R.S. Bhatt are re-elected as President and Circle Secretary unanimously. Finally, Com.H.S. Dani, President, delivered the presidential address and concluded the conference.
On 10.07.2022, the AUAB, Raigad, Maharashtra circle, submited memorandum to Shri Ramdas Aathavale, Hon’ble Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment. The leaders of the AUAB explained to the Hon’ble Minister about the non-settlement of 3rd Pay Revision / Wage Revision. The Hon’ble Minister assured to intervene in the matter.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) today the 11-07-2022 and discussed the following issues:-
The Management has issued notification for holding the JE LICE on 16.10.2022. As in the case of the JTO LICE, in this JE LICE also, vacancies are available only in 14 circles. Out of this, in 7 circles, vacancies are available only in single digit. This has created a very big disappointment among the JE LICE candidates. In today’s meeting, the General Secretary pointed out that, the BSNL Management is continuously doing injustice to the Non-Executives. Hence, the General Secretary once again raised the demand that, the JE LICE should be conducted with the posts that were available up to 31.01.2020.
The General Secretary also pointed out that notification is issued only for conducting JE LICE for the vacancies of the year 2020. He demanded that, notification should immediately be issued for holding the JE LICE for the vacancies of the year 2021 also.
BSNLEU has long been demanding that the JE LICE should not be conducted as online exam. This is because, most of the Telecom Technicians who are going to appear in the JE LICE are not familiar with computer operations. Hence, holding JE LICE as an online exam will create difficulties. The General Secretary strongly demanded that the JE LICE should be conducted as an “Off-line” exam.
In the JE LICE held in the year 2018, there were 9185 vacancies. However, out of the 1800 candidates who appeared in the exam, only 111 candidates passed. This was because the standard of the questions was very high. In view of this, the General Secretary requested the Director (HR) to kindly ensure that, the questions to be asked in the JE LICE are not very tough. He requested the Director(HR) to kindly ensure that, tough questions or not asked in the JE LICE with the view to filter the candidates.
The 9th Membership Verification for the Non-Executives is going to be held in October, 2022. At the same time, Management has issued notification for holding the JE LICE on 16th October, 2022. During this period, the circle and district level administrations will be preoccupied for holding the 9th Membership Verification. Further, many of the JE LICE candidates, who are leaders of the Union will be busy with the Membership Verification campaign. Hence, the General Secretary requested the Director (HR) to hold the JE LICE in the month of November, 2022.
On 08.07.2022, the Management has released the results of the Management Trainee (MTs) (Internal) of telecom operations Exam. For 150 vacancies, the Management has short listed 300 candidates for the interview. In today’s meeting, the General Secretary demanded that, the Management should implement the decision of the National Council, wherein it has been decided that the Non-Executives with requisite qualification, would also be permitted to appear in the Management Trainee exam. The General Secretary demanded that, from the next MT exam onwards, the eligible Non- Executives should also be permitted to appear in the Management Trainee exam.
BSNLEU is seriously taking up the case of issuing Presidential Orders to the 140 RMs of Darbhanga and other districts in Bihar circle. BSNLEU has already given a detailed letter to the Director (HR) on this issue. In today’s meeting, the General Secretary requested the Director (HR) to settle this issue speedily. Finally, it is decided that a detailed discussion would be held on this matter at 11:30 hrs. on 18.07.2022.
BSNLEU conveys best wishes and warm greetings to all, on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha (Bakrid). Let the festival bring peace and prosperity to all.
BSNLEU has been continuously demanding that, the JE LICE should be conducted immediately. In the Formal Meeting held with the Director (HR) on 13.06.2022, BSNLEU raised this issue emphatically. In reply, the Director (HR) assured that, the notification for the JE LICE would be issued shortly (BSNLEU website updating dated 14.06.2022). Accordingly, yesterday, the Corporate Office has issued the notification for holding the JE LICE on 16.10.2022. However, vacancies are available only in 15 circles. Even out of these 15 circles, in 7 circles, there are only single digit vacancies. For example, there is only 1 vacancy in Jharkhand and NTR circles and only 2 vacancies in MP circle. Whatever happened in the JTO LICE, is getting repeated in JE LICE also. This is because, in the name of Restructuring, the BSNL Management has massively abolished the number of JE posts. Before restructuring, there were 34,646 JE / Draughtsman posts. However, under Restructuring, this number was cut down to 7,991. Even at the time of Restructuring, BSNLEU had strongly opposed this and had given detailed justification for the sanctioning of JE posts. However, it was not accepted by the Management. Even at this stage, BSNLEU will take up this issue seriously with the Management for getting justice for the JE LICE candidates.