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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

04 - Jan - 2021
Hindi translation of "Non-payment of 5.5% IDA w.e.f. 01.10.2020 and 6.1% IDA w.e.f 01.01.2021 to the Non-Executives – BSNLEU writes the Secretary, DPE."

01.10.2020 से 5.5% IDA और 01.01.2021 से 6.1% IDA का नॉन एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज को भुगतान नही-  BSNLEU ने सेक्रेटरी, DPE को पत्र लिखा...

 

DPE द्वारा IDA की किश्तें फ्रीज करने हेतु दिशा निर्देश जारी किए गए हैं। बहरहाल, DPE के दिनांक 19.12.2020 के आदेश में स्पष्ट रूप से उल्लेखित है कि तीन IDA फ्रीजिंग केवल एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज और नॉन यूनियनाइज्ड सुपरवाइजर्स पर ही लागू होगा। इसका आशय यह है कि 3 IDA फ्रीजिंग नॉन एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज पर लागू नहीं होगा।  किन्तु, DPE द्वारा अभी तक 01.10.2020 से देय हो चुके 5.5% IDA के नॉन  एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज को भुगतान किए जाने हेतु निर्देश जारी नही किए गए हैं। BSNLEU द्वारा केरल के माननीय उच्च न्यायालय में प्रकरण दर्ज किया ही जा चुका है। इसके साथ ही, BSNLEU ने सेक्रेटरी, DPE को  01.10.2020 से 5.5% IDA और 01.01.2021 से 6.1% IDA के नॉन एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज को भुगतान करने हेतु त्वरित दिशा निर्देश जारी करने की मांग करते हुए पत्र लिखा है। 

02 - Jan - 2021
BSNL Management kicks off the process to procure 4G equipments, by surrendering to the dictates of the DoT.

BSNL Management has called for the EoI (Expression of Interest), for the procurement of around 57,000 4G sites. The 14 page document issued yesterday the 1st January, 2021 says that, the eligibility of bidders, will be based on the spirit of ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’ initiative. It also says, “preference to Make in India” shall be made applicable in the forthcoming 4G tender. 

 

It is sad to note that, all the conditions stipulated by the DoT, for the denial of level playing ground to BSNL, in the matter of procurement of equipments, have been accepted by the BSNL Management. Most importantly, the document says that, the CORE equipment should be Indian Manufactured. While private operators procure equipments from MNCs, why BSNL should be discriminated? Secondly, the document says that, "System Integrators" can also participate in the tender.  BSNLEU and AUAB have already opposed this, since it will escalate the cost.

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02 - Jan - 2021
AUAB, Aurangabad, organises impressive meeting in support of the ongoing Farmers' Agitation.

The AUAB of Aurangabad, together with AIGETOA and SEWA BSNL, organised an impressive meeting yesterday, in support of the ongoing Farmers’ Agitation. Noted social activist, Shri Vishu Dhoble, advocate, presided over the meeting. Around 100 employees participated.  CITU leader, Dr. D.L. Karad and Bank Employees leader Com.Devidas Tuljapurkar, addressed the meeting and explained about the pro-corporate Farm Acts, as well as about anti-worker and anti-people economic policies of the government. Com.Ranjan Dhani, CS, NFTE, delivered the introductory speech. Com.John Verghese, AGS, BSNLEU, delivered the concluding speech. The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates the AUAB of Aurangabad for organising this impressive programme.

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02 - Jan - 2021
BSNL to manage MTNL's mobile networks on outsourcing basis - Government should provide necessary financial assistance.

In a surprising move, the DoT has ordered that, BSNL will manage MTNL's mobile networks, on an outsourced basis. The DoT has issued a letter to this effect on 31.12.2020. More surprising is that, the DoT has stated in it’s letter that, this decision is taken based on a letter given by the BSNL on 27-10-2020. 

 

BSNL is struggling to maintain it’s own mobile networks. BSNL’s mobile customers are extremely unhappy that the Company has not yet started it’s 4G service. BSNL is fighting a losing battle with the private operators in the mobile segment in it’s own service area. 

 

MTNL's mobile networks are already in shambles. BSNL has to invest a huge amount to bring it back to order. What will BSNL do for the money? These are all the disturbing questions. It appears that, this is the decision of the government. In that case, suitable financial assistance should be provided by the government. Otherwise, BSNL’s condition will become precarious.

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01 - Jan - 2021
Hindi translation of " 6.1% IDA has become due w.e.f. 01.01.2021 – BSNLEU will ensure it’s payment."

01.01.2021 से  6.1% IDA देय हो गया है - BSNLEU इसका भुगतान सुनिश्चित करेगी....

लेबर ब्यूरो द्वारा जारी नवीनतम अखिल भारतीय उपभोक्ता मूल्य सूचकांक  (All India Consumer Price Index - IW) के आंकड़ों के अनुसार  01.01.2021 से  6.1% IDA देय हो गया है। ज्ञातव्य है कि  01.10.2020 से  5.5% IDA पूर्व से ही देय हो चुका है, जिसका भुगतान अभी तक नही हुआ है। अब,  01.10.2020 से पूर्व से देय और 01.01.2021 से अतिरिक्त रूप से देय हो चुके IDA को मिला कर कुल  11.6% IDA देय हो गया है। BSNLEU द्वारा माननीय केरल उच्च न्यायालय में प्रकरण पहले ही दायर किया जा चुका है, इस दावे के साथ कि DPE द्वारा आदेशित IDA फ्रीजिंग नॉन एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज पर लागू नही होता है। BSNLEU, यह 11.6% IDA  का भुगतान BSNL के  नॉन एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज को हो, यह सुनिश्चित करने के लिए हर जरूरी कदम उठाएगी।

{जानकारी (इनपुट्स) कॉम मिहिरदास गुप्ता, पूर्व AGS, BSNLEU द्वारा प्रदत्त } 

01 - Jan - 2021
6.1% IDA has become due w.e.f. 01.01.2021 – BSNLEU will ensure it’s payment..

As per the latest All India Consumer Price Index (IW) numbers, released by the Labour Bureau, 6.1% IDA has become due w.e.f. 01.01.2021. It may be recollected that, 5.5% IDA has already become due w.e.f. 01.10.2020, which has not yet been paid. Now, the additional IDA that has become due  from 1st October, 2020 and 1st January 2021 comes to 11.6%. BSNLEU has already filed a case in the Hon’ble Kerala High Court, claiming that the IDA freezing, ordered by the DPE does not apply to the Non-Executives. BSNLEU will take all necessary steps to ensure that this 11.6% IDA is paid to the Non-Executives of BSNL.

[ Inputs by Com.Mihir Dasgupta, former AGS, BSNLEU ]

01 - Jan - 2021
Today’s GTI Committee meeting is postponed.

BSNL Management has constituted a Committee for finalising the Group Term Insurance (GTI) to the Non-Executives. A meeting of this Committee has been fixed to be held today. However, the Management has informed that, this meeting has been postponed and will be held on 04.01.2021.

01 - Jan - 2021
Clarification issued by BSNL Corporate Office on reimbursement of Indoor medical claims for the treatment of COVID-19 in private empanelled hospitals.

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01 - Jan - 2021
Hindi translation of "Good bye 2020, welcome 2021."

अलविदा 2020, स्वागतम 2021 .... !

वर्ष 2020 खत्म होने जा रहा है। किंतु इसे मानवता के इतिहास में एक स्याह (black) वर्ष के रूप में याद किया जाएगा। ऐसा इसलिए, क्योंकि इस वर्ष, सम्पूर्ण विश्व भयावह कोरोना वायरस की बीमारी से त्रस्त रहा। 8 करोड़ से अधिक लोग संक्रमित हुए। 18 लाख लोगों ने अपनी जान गंवाई, जिसमें अधिकांश कार्यरत थे। दुनिया अभी भी इस वायरस की गिरफ्त से बाहर नही हुई है। बहरहाल, कई वैक्सीन्स मार्किट में आने की शीघ्र संभावना  है। इस पृष्ठभूमि में, दुनिया नववर्ष में प्रवेश करने जा रही है। वर्ष 2020 भले ही चला जाए, किन्तु, उसके द्वारा प्रदत्त अनुभव बरकरार रहेंगे। वे हैं :- 
 

  1. सुपर पॉवर अमेरिका, जिसके पास दुनिया को कई बार नष्टप्राय करने के लिए कई परिष्कृत (sophiscated) हथियार है, कोरोना वायरस को मात नही दे सका है। यह भी एक विडंबना ही है कि, विश्व में अमेरिका कोविड 19 का सबसे बड़ा शिकार बना है। 
  2. अमेरिका और अन्य पाश्चात्य देश, जो कि विश्व में बेहद सम्पन्न और आधुनिक राष्ट्र माने जाते हैं, कोरोना वायरस के सर्वाधिक शिकार हुए हैं। इसकी वजह, इन देशों में स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं का पूर्ण निजीकरण होना है।
  3. दूसरी ओर, चीन, क्यूबा और वियतनाम जैसे समाजवादी देश अपने नागरिकों की सुरक्षा करने में सफल रहे हैं। इन देशों में लोगों की मृत्यु भी कम हुई है। समाजवादी व्यवस्था, पूंजीवादी व्यवस्था की तुलना में बेहतर साबित हुई है।
  4. विश्वभर में कार्यरत लोग बुरी तरह प्रभावित हुए हैं। वहीं, कॉर्पोरेट्स ने अपनी संपदा में, कोविड 19 महामारी की स्थिति में भी, उल्लेखनीय वृद्धि की है। ऐसा केवल पूंजीवादी देशों की कॉर्पोरेट समर्थक नीतियों की वजह से ही हो सका है।
  5. भारत में, 14 करोड़ प्रवासी वर्कर्स नौकरी और आश्रय विहीन हो गए और सड़क पर ला दिए गए। किन्तु, इस दौरान ही, अडानी और अम्बानी जैसे कॉर्पोरेट्स की संपत्ति कई गुना बढ़ गई। इस समयावधि में ही, मुकेश अम्बानी विश्व के 5वें अमीर व्यक्ति बने।
  6. भारत में, "निजीकरण", मोदी सरकार का "मूलमंत्र" हो गया है। स्वास्थ्य सेवाएं, रेल्वे, बैंक, बिजली, टेलीकॉम और बीमा जैसे विभिन्न  जनोपयोगी क्षेत्र निजी क्षेत्र को सौंपे जा रहे हैं। लेकिन हमें यह नही भूलना चाहिए कि कोविड 19 से लोगों की सुरक्षा में सरकार द्वारा संचालित हॉस्पिटल्स ने ही अहम भूमिका निभाई है। धन की लालसा में लिप्त कॉर्पोरेट हॉस्पिटल्स अभी तक इस परिदृश्य में कहीं भी नजर नही आए हैं।   

31 - Dec - 2020
Good bye 2020, welcome 2021.

The Year 2020 is coming to an end. But, it will go down as one of the blackest years in the history of mankind. This is because, the entire world is rattled by the dreaded Corona Virus Disease. 8 crore people were infected. 18 lakh people, mostly working people, have lost their lives. The world has not come out of the grip of this virus. However, numerous vaccines are likely to hit the market soon. It is in this backdrop, that the world is going to step into the New Year. The year 2020 may go. But, the experiences it gave, will remain. They are :-

 

  1. The super power United States, which is having sophisticated weapons to destroy this world many times, could not defeat the Corona Virus. It is an irony, that the US became the biggest victim of the COVID-19 in the world. 
  2. The US and the European countries, which are the most wealthy and advanced nations in the world, have become the biggest victims of Corona Virus. This is because, the total privatisation of the health care system in those countries.
  3. On the other hand, Socialist countries, like China, Cuba and Vietnam safeguarded the people successfully. Death of people in these countries, is very minimal. The Socialist system has proved to be superior to the Capitalist system. 
  4. The working people throughout the world, suffered severely. At the same time, the corporates increased their wealth remarkably, even during this COVID-19 pandemic situation. This is only because of the pro-corporate policies of the Capitalist countries. 
  5. In India, 14 crore migrant workers were rendered jobless, homeless and were thrown onto the streets. However, it is during this period, corporates like Adani and Ambani multiplied their wealth. It is in this period, Mukesh Ambani became the 5th richest man in the world.
  6. In India, "privatisation" has become the 'mantra' of the Modi government. All utilities, like health care, railways, banks, electricity, telecom, insurance, etc., are being sold to the private. However, we should not forget that, only the government run hospitals played a major role in safeguarding the people from COVID-19. The money minting corporate hospitals were not in the picture, till recently.

31 - Dec - 2020
Last date for filing IT returns extended.

31st December, 2020, had been announced as the last date for filing Income Tax returns. However, yesterday, the government has extended this ultimatum to 10th January, 2021. This extension of date is applicable to BSNL employees as well as pensioners.

31 - Dec - 2020
New Year message of Com.George Mavrikos, General Secretary, WFTU..

Com. George Mavrikos, General Secretary of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) has given his New Year message. The video, consisting of the speech of Com.Mavrikos, is attached. Comrades are requested to view this message and also to circulate it widely.

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31 - Dec - 2020
BSNLEU wishes a very Happy New Year 2021 to all the comrades and their families...

30 - Dec - 2020
Meeting on GTI is being held on 01-01-2021- Representatives of Recognised Unions are invited.

The implementation of the Group Term Insurance (GTI) for the Non-Executives is much delayed. Hence, BSNLEU is continuously urging upon the Management to implement it without further delay. BSNLEU has already submitted it's views on the proposals given by the LIC. Under these circumstances, a meeting of the Committee, formed to finalise the terms and conditions of the GTI, is meeting on 1st January, 2021. Representatives of the Recognised Unions are invited to attend this meeting. 

30 - Dec - 2020
Deadlock in the National Council – General Secretary holds detailed discussion with the Sr.GM(SR)..

A deadlock has arisen in the functioning of the National Council. BSNLEU is repeatedly writing to the CMD BSNL and Director (HR), requesting to resolve the deadlock. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary,  has already held a discussion with the Director (HR) in this regard. Once again, the General Secretary held a lengthy and serious discussion with Shri A.M.Gupta, Sr.GM(SR) today, on this matter. The General Secretary has demanded that, a solution to the deadlock should be found based on the order of the Hon’ble Kerala High Court. The Sr.GM(SR) replied that the views of the General Secretary would be looked into positively.

30 - Dec - 2020
Uttar Pradesh has become the epicentre of politics of hate.

Uttar Pradesh has become the epicentre of politics of hate. This is stated by 104 former bureaucrats, including Shiv Shankar Menon, K. Sujatha Rao, T.K.A. Nair, Wajahad Habibullah and A.S. Dulad. In a letter written to Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the former bureaucrats have expressed their strong disapproval and concern at the “anti-love-jihad law”. Promulgated in Uttar Pradesh. In their letter, the former bureaucrats have said that this law is being used as a stick to victimise those Indian men who are Muslim and women who dare to exercise their freedom of choice. The Yogi Adityanath government has passed the “UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020” on 28th November, 2020. Records show that, the UP police has registered 14 cases and made 51 arrests, under the ordinance.

30 - Dec - 2020
Hindi translation of "BSNLEU’s case, challenging IDA freezing, is admitted in the Hon’ble Kerala High Court."

 

IDA फ्रीजिंग के खिलाफ दायर BSNLEU का प्रकरण माननीय केरल उच्च न्यायालय में ग्राह्य...

मोदी सरकार द्वारा पब्लिक सेक्टर के कर्मचारियों को अक्टूबर, 2020, जनवरी, 2021 और अप्रैल, 2021 से देय IDA की किश्तें फ्रीज करने का निर्णय लिया गया है। IDA की यह तीन किश्तें 01.07.2021 से बहाल (restore) होंगी, किन्तु एरियर नही मिलेगा। BSNL कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस द्वारा DPE के, IDA फ्रीज करने के आदेश की पुष्टि (endorse) करते हुए पत्र जारी कर दिया गया है।

BSNLEU के महासचिव द्वारा, IDA फ्रीजिंग BSNL के नॉन एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज पर लागू नही होने का उल्लेख करते हुए CMD BSNL को पत्र लिखा गया है। इसी बीच, माननीय केरल उच्च न्यायालय के FACT कर्मियों के प्रकरण में दिए गए जजमेंट के आधार पर , BSNLEU के CHQ द्वारा BSNL मैनेजमेंट के IDA फ्रीज करने के आदेश को चैलेंज करने का निर्णय लिया गया है।तदनुसार, माननीय केरल उच्च न्यायालय में कॉम संतोष कुमार, सर्किल सेक्रेटरी, BSNLEU, केरल सर्किल द्वारा रिट याचिका (writ petition) दायर की गई है। BSNLEU की रिट याचिका क्रमांक W.P(c)29212-2020 ग्राह्य कर ली गई है। प्रकरण पर, अवकाश पश्चात 04 जनवरी, 2021 को न्यायालय पुनः शुरू होने पर सुनवाई होगी।

29 - Dec - 2020
BSNLEU’s case, challenging the IDA freezing, is admitted in the Hon’ble Kerala High Court.

The Modi government has taken decision to freeze the three IDA instalments of the Public Sector employees, falling due from October, 2020, January, 2021 and April, 2021. These three instalments of IDAs will be restored w.e.f. 01.07.2021, but the arrears will not be paid. The BSNL Corporate Office has issued letter, endorsing the DPE order for freezing the IDA. 

 

The General Secretary of BSNLEU, wrote to the CMD BSNL, stating that the IDA freezing is not applicable to the Non-Executives of BSNL. In the meanwhile, based on the judgement given by the Hon’ble Kerala High Court, in the case of FACT workers, the CHQ of BSNLEU decided to challenge the order of BSNL Management, for freezing the IDA. Accordingly, a writ petition is filed in the Hon’ble Kerala High Court by Com.C. Sonthosh Kumar, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Kerala circle. BSNLEU’s writ petition No.W.P(c)29212-2020 is admitted. The case will come up for hearing when the Court reopens after vacation on 04th January, 2021.

29 - Dec - 2020
BSNLEU donates Rs. One lakh to the All India Kisan Sabha.

BSNLEU is extending it’s steadfast support and solidarity to the ongoing farmers’ agitation. BSNLEU has organised solidarity demonstrations throughout the country on 03rd December, 2020 and 08th December, 2020. A nationwide placard showing campaign was also organised on 26th December, 2020.

 

In the meanwhile, the All India Centre of the Union has decided to donate Rs.One lakh to the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), which is in the forefront in organising the present agitation of the farmers. Today, Com.R.S. Chauhan, Vice President (CHQ), Com.M.S. Kadian, Circle Secretary, Haryana, Com.Ramesh Chand, Organising Secretary (CHQ), Com.Naresh Pal, former Organising Secretary (CHQ) & District Secretary, Meerut, and Com.T.A. Biju, CHQ Office Secretary, went to the Singhu border, the epicentre of the ongoing farmers’ agitation and presented BSNLEU’s cheque for Rs.One lakh to the AIKS. Com.Krishna Prasad, received the cheque on behalf of the AIKS.

28 - Dec - 2020
Gratuity can be withheld, for recovery of dues - says Supreme Court.

The gratuity money of an employee can be withheld and forfeited for recovery of dues such as overstaying in official accommodation, the Supreme Court has ruled. A bench headed by justice Sanjay K Kaul held that, there is no prohibition against recovering dues including penal rent -- the rent with penalty for overstaying in official accommodation -- from an employee’s gratuity.

[Courtesy: The Hindustan Times: dated 27.12.2020]