IDA फ्रीजिंग के विरोध में BSNLEU द्वारा माननीय केरल उच्च न्यायालय में दायर प्रकरण की वर्तमान स्थिति...
BSNL के स्थायी अभिवक्ता ( standing counsel ) ने 09.02.2021 को माननीय केरल उच्च न्यायालय में हलफनामा दायर कर दिया है, जिसमें उन्होंने कहा है कि, BSNL प्रबंधन और नॉन एग्जीक्यूटिव्ज की मान्यता प्राप्त यूनियन्स के प्रतिनिधियों के बीच हस्ताक्षरित वेतन पुनरीक्षण समझौते के अनुसार IDA में वृद्धि का भुगतान DPE द्वारा, समय समय पर, IDA रेट्स प्रसारित किए जाने पर ही होगा। आगे यह भी कहा गया है कि DPE द्वारा 01.10.2020 से संशोधित IDA रेट्स घोषित नही किए गए हैं। BSNLEU के अधिवक्ता ने सूचित किया है कि उनके द्वारा प्रकरण में शीघ्र सुनवाई हेतु कदम उठाए जा रहे हैं।
BSNL WWCC की ऑल इंडिया कमिटी की मीटिंग 19 फरवरी, 2021 को होने जा रही है....
BSNL वर्किंग वुमन्स कोआर्डिनेशन कमिटी (BSNL WWCC) की मीटिंग 19 फरवरी, 2021 को होने जा रही है। कोविड-19 महामारी की स्थिति को देखते हुए, यह मीटिंग भी ऑनलाइन ही होगी। पी. अभिमन्यु, महासचिव इस मीटिंग का उद्घाटन करेंगे। इस मीटिंग में, अन्य मुद्दों पर चर्चा और निर्णय के साथ ही, आगामी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस मनाने हेतु भी निर्णय लिया जाएगा।
Upto 11:00 hrs. today the 15.02.2021, only 6176 Non-Executives (5575 upto 50 years and 449 above 50 years) have opted for the GTI scheme. There are 34500 Non-Executives in BSNL. Among them, 18,000 employees are less than 50 years of age. Today is last day to exercise the options for GTI scheme. Option will close today evening. It is needles to say that, till now the response to the policy is not satisfactory and there is a need to accelerate the process so that more number of Non-Executives are benefitted. Hence, all the circle and district secretaries are requested to kindly send message to the employees, so that maximum number of Non-Executives join the GTI scheme.
He further said, "Every economist in the world has said we have to stimulate demand and the best way to stimulate demand is to put money in the hands of people. This government has failed on that account. I repeat the charge. You are still not learning the lessons of the last 36 months. I am afraid that as a result of your not learning the lessons, another 12 months will be lost and the poor will suffer and suffer greatly," the former Finance Minister said in the Upper House of Parliament.
[ Source- PTI dated 11-02-2021]
The All India Committee meeting of the BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee (BSNL WWCC) is being held on 19th February, 2021. In view of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic situation, this meeting also is being held online. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, will inaugurate this meeting. The meeting will discuss and decide, among other things, the observing of the forthcoming International Women’s Day.
As is already informed, the Dy.CLC (Central) has issued notice for holding conciliation between BSNLEU, DoT and the BSNL Management, physically on 16.02.2021, in the office of the Deputy Labour Commissioner(C), at New Delhi. Since, Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU, is unwell and is under treatment at Pondicherry, he requested the Dy.CLC office to hold it as an "online conciliation". The request of the General Secretary has been accepted and the conciliation on 16.02.2021 will be held online.
BSNLEU has given call for country wide hunger strike on 18.02.2021, demanding payment of salary on the due date and also demanding settlement of important HR issues. BSNLEU has marked a copy of the notification to the Chief Labour Commissioner. Today, the Deputy Labour Commissioner (Central) has issued notice for holding conciliation on this matter on 16.02.2021. The Dy.CLC(C) has issued the notice to :-
(1) Shri Anshu Prakash, Secretary (Telecom), DoT.
(2) Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL.
(3) Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), BSNL.
(4) Ms. Yojana Das, Director (Finance), BSNL.
(5) Com.P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU.
(6) Shri A.M. Gupta, Sr.GM(SR), BSNL C.O.
The CHQ feels satisfied that, the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) has taken BSNLEU's notification for Hunger Strike seriously. At the same time, it is also a fact that, the BSNL Management and the DoT don't take these conciliations seriously.
The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), the umbrella body of nine trade unions, has given call for a two day country wide strike on 15th & 16th March, 2021, against privatisation of the Public Sector Banks. Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has announced in her Budget speech that, two public sector banks would be privatised. The NDA government has already sold the IDBI Bank. It is also in the process of privatising LIC, among other measures, like increasing FDI in the insurance sector up 74%, setting up of a “Bad Bank”, etc. BSNLEU congratulates the UFBU for it’s fight against privatisation.
The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has criticised that, India is set to miss the 5G Bus, due to poor planning and execution. In the report, placed before the Parliament on 08th February, 2021, the report has stated that so far certain bands within 5G spectrum, have not even been identified and no spectrum allocation has taken place. The DoT has informed this Parliamentary Committee on IT that, by the end of 2021 or in early 2022, 5G will be rolled out for some specific use cases. The DoT has also informed the Committee that 4G should continue in India for at least another 5 to 6 years.
[Source: Forbes Magazine, published on 9th February, 2021]
BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR) BSNL, explaining about the difficulties and pains being suffered by the DR JEs, in getting their legitimate transfers, after completing the stipulated period of service in their recruited circles. On seeing BSNLEU’s letter, the DR JEs posted in the distant Mizoram SSA, NE-I circle, have written to the General Secretary, BSNLEU, detailing the sufferings being experienced by them, due to the non-getting of transfers, even after completing 7 years in the circle bordering Burma. It really pains to note that, the sufferings of these DR JEs are not being looked into and redressed by the concerned authorities. BSNLEU will take up this issue vigorously to find an early solution. A portion of the letter of the aggrieved DR JEs, sent to BSNLEU, is reproduced herein below.
The standing counsel of BSNL has filed his affidavit in the Hon’ble Kerala High Court on 09.02.2021, wherein he has stated that, as per the Wage Revision Agreement, signed between the BSNL Management and the representatives of the Recognised Union of the Non-Executives, the increase in the IDA is to be paid only when the IDA rates are circulated by the DPE from time to time. It is further stated that, the DPE has not declared revised rates of IDA w.e.f. 01.10.2020. The advocate engaged by BSNLEU has informed that, he is taking steps for the early hearing of the case.
The CHQ has issued circular no.02/2021, carrying the decisions taken in the All India Centre meeting held online on 06.02.2021. Circle and District Secretaries are requested to fully implement the decisions of the All India Centre. The Circle Secretaries of the Non-Hindi speaking circles are requested to translate the circular in the regional languages and to forward it to the district secretaries, so that the contents of the circular could be understood and fully implemented by the district unions. Hindi version of this circular is being despatched shortly.
बीएसएनएल के नॉन एग्जीक्यूटिव को आईडीए का भुगतान - डीपीई ने सचिव, दूरसंचार को बीएसएनएलईयू के पत्रों के आधार पर आवश्यक कार्रवाई करने के निर्देश दिए।
बीएसएनएलईयू लगातार बीएसएनएल के नॉन एग्जीक्यूटिवको आईडीए की ठंड के खिलाफ कदम उठा रहा है। बीएसएनएलईयू इस मामले पर केरल हाईकोर्ट में केस दायर कर चुकी है। बीएसएनएलईयू लगातार डीपीई को पत्र लिख रहा है, जिसमें आईडीए की दो किश्तों का तत्काल भुगतान करने की मांग की जा रही है। अब डीपीई ने बीएसएनएलईयू के पत्रों को DoT पर भेज दिया है और आवश्यक कार्रवाई करने का निर्देश दिया है।
The Non-Executives of BSNL are being wrongly denied payment of IDA instalments. BSNLEU has filed a case in the Hon’ble Kerala High Court, demanding immediate payment of the IDAs to the Non-Executives. At the same time, BSNLEU is continuously writing letters to the Secretary of DPE, as well as to the Minister of Heavy Industries (DPE comes under this Minister). Now, the DPE, vide it’s letter no.W-02/0045/2020-DPE(WC) dated 04th February, 2021, has forwarded BSNLEU’s letters dated 04.01.2021 and 15.01.2021 to Shri Anshu Prakash, Secretary, DoT, with the direction to take necessary action. Copy of the letter is attached herewith.
Disturbing news has appeared in the media that, the office of Newsclick, as well as the residences of it's Editor-in-chief and the Editor, are being raided by the Enforcement Directorate(ED). This is nothing but an attack on the freedom of press. As known to everyone, Newsclick is making extensive coverages on the issues of workers and other marginalised sections of the society. It is consistently exposing the anti-BSNL policies of the Modi government and extending it's support to the struggles being launched by the unions and associations, for safeguarding and strengthening BSNL. The ongoing agitations of the peasants are also being highlighted by the Newsclick in a big way. Undoubtedly, the government wants to stifle the voice of the Newclick. The government has already filed FIRs against many journalists, for supporting the farmers’ struggle and criticising the policies of the government. All these steps of the government remind us of the dark days of Emergency. The ruling BJP is re-enacting the autocratic measures taken during Emergency. All these are attacks on our democracy and BSNLEU strongly condemns these autocratic steps.
Chennai Telephones circle union held it's executive committee meeting physically today, in the Union office at Flowerbazaar telephone exchange. The meeting was presided over by Com. E. Natarajan, circle president. Out of the 30 circle executive committee members, 25 comrades participated in the meeting. Com.Sridhara Subramanian, circle secretary, welcomed all the comrades and presented the report on activities. Com.S.Chellappa, AGS, addressed the meeting and explained about the issues being taken by the CHQ and the need to successfully organise the hunger strike on 18-02-2021. He also explained about the steps taken by BSNLEU to implement the GTI and also about the case filed in the Hon’ble Kerala High Court, challenging the IDA freezing. After lively deliberations by the executive committee members, the meeting resolved to conduct the forthcoming CEC meeting at Chennai, together with the Tamil Nadu circle union. The meeting also resolved to successfully organise the hunger strike on 18.02.2021. The meeting also reconstituted the Working Women’s Coordination Committee.
The breaking down of a glacier in Uttarakhand, has caused sudden floods in the Alaknanda, Dhauli Ganga and Rishi Ganga rivers last Sunday. More than 100 people are believed to have died in the flash floods. Hydroelectric Power Stations in these rivers have also collapsed. Many workers have got trapped in the tunnels of these power stations. However, 12 workers trapped in one such collapsed tunnel, have miraculously escaped, because of BSNL’s mobile service. Vinod Singh, aged 33 is a welder. He got trapped in one of the tunnels, together with 11 other workers. However, even inside the collapsed tunnel, Vinod Singh was receiving signal on his mobile phone. This enabled him to contact the rescue team. As a result, all the 12 workers were safely rescued. Once again BSNL has come to the rescue of the calamity struck citizens of the country. We attach herewith media reports on this.
The BSNL Management is harassing the employees for the past one year, by not disbursing salary on the due date. Further, the Management is also adopting a total negative attitude on the settlement of the HR issues of the Non-Executives. BSNLEU has already organised lunch hour demonstrations on 05.02.2021. The All India Centre of BSNLEU has decided to organise hunger strike throughout the country on 18.02.2021, demanding disbursement of salary on the due date and also demanding settlement of certain burning issues. Circle and District secretaries are requested to immediately take all out efforts to successfully organise the hunger strike.
BSNLEU is observing year long Birth Centenary of Com.K.G. Bose. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, no physical meetings could be organised so far. Now, the All India Centre has decided to organise a lecture by Com.K. Hemalata, National President, CITU, at the time of BSNLEU’s CEC meeting being held at Chennai. This lecture will be organised on 08.03.2021.