Office sanctioned Welfare grant for the flood affected employees of
Corporate Office has issued letter for
Welfare grant of Rs.7,000/- to each of the flood affected employees in
Kashmir. BSNLEU has been insisting for Rs.7,000/- Welfare grant to the
Charge as CMD BSNL for shri A.N. Rai extended for six months w.e.f.
Office sends reminders to CGMs for providing information regarding SC/ST
backlog vacancies in the cadres of TTA
and TM. <<view
of Deloittee Committee's recommendation, put on hold in Maharashtra
Consequent upon the severe protest
launched by the unions and associations of Maharashtra circle, against
the decision of the Management to implement Area Offices, as recommended
by the Deloittee Committee, the CGM, Maharashtra has written to the
Corporate Office, asking to keep the decision under abeyance. The CGM
has also written to the unions and associations in Maharashtra circle to
give their views in writing. Further, the CGM is also calling a meeting
of the unions and associations shortly, to discuss this issue.
decides to launch indefinite strike in February, 2015, on the issue of
revival of BSNL.
A meeting of the Forum was held New
Delhi today the 28-10-2014. Com.Islam Ahmed, presided over the meeting.
Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, welcomed all. The meeting expressed it’s
serious concern over the deteriorating condition of BSNL'S financial
position. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the new Minister of
Telecommunications, assured of providing necessary infrastructure
support for BSNL. But, nothing has come. Instead, attacks like merger of
BSNL and MTNL, implementation of the retrograde recommendations of the
Deloittee Committee, formation of a separate tower company, etc., are
coming one after another. Hence, today's Forum meeting decided that it
is a "do or die" situation for us. In one voice, today's meeting decided
to launch an indefinite strike from3rd February, 2015. The meeting also
decided to launch countrywide programme like signature campaign,
propaganda among the public, meeting the MPs, etc are to be carried out
in a massive scale, prior to the strike. Core Committee of the Forum
will meet on 12-11-2014 and the Forum will again meet on 13-11-2014, to
finalise the charter of demands, strike notice, etc. CHQ calls upon the
circle and district unions to ensure that this struggle becomes a
writes to the Corporate Office, demanding to stop the transferring of
civil and electrical staff in Kerala Circle, in the name of merging
civil and electrical wings with the SSAs.<<view
circle conference started at Durg.
The circle conference of Chhattisgarh
circle started at Durg today, the 27.10.2014. The Union Red Flag was
hoisted by com. P.Abhimanyu,GS. A seminar on revitalisation of BSNL
followed this. Com.S.C.Bhattacharya,CS, welcomed everyone. The Seminar
was addressed by com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, com.Dharmaraj Mahapatra, secretary,
CITU, shri K.S.Madanpuri, GM, Durg, and many others. After lunch, the
delegates session started and is going on.
and faulty implementation of ERP in circles.
The ERP is being implemented in circles
in a very hasty and faulty manner, due to which the employees are being
subjected to unnecessary harassments. The issue is separately discussed
with the CMD, as well as with the Senior GM(CIT). Further, the issue was
also taken up and seriously discussed in the National Council meeting
held on 25-09-2014. However, the Management has not taken sufficient
steps to implement a fool-proof ERP. CHQ has once again written to the
CMD on the matter.<<view
delay in releasing minutes of the National Council meeting.
The last National Council meeting was
held on 25-09-2014. Even after the lapse of one month, the Corporate
Office has not released the minutes. Com.P.Abhimanyu, Secretary, Staff
Side, has sought the intervention of the CMD, for getting the minutes
released without further delay.
BSNL management learn lessons from the Infosys CEO?
Vishal Sikka, who has taken over as the
CEO of the software giant Infosys in August, is engaged in a number of
team building exercises, for revitalising the company. We feel that the
BSNL Management should learn some lessons of management from the Infosys
CEO. The most important step taken by Sikka is, engaging with the
employees intensely, through emails. He has even allocated a separate
budget for employee engagement, to sharpen focus on team - building
efforts. Contrary to this, the BSNL management never wants to discuss
matters related to the development of the Company, with the trade
unions, even though the BSNL trade unions are known for their steadfast
struggles for strengthening the Company. Trade unions are the
representatives of the employees in BSNL. It is very unfortunate that
even on very important issues, like the implementation of the decisions
of the Deloittee Committee, the Management does not want to take the
trade unions into confidence. Secondly, Sikka is giving much importance
to re-training and re-skilling the employees, instead of hiring new
employees. In BSNL, requirement is there for fresh recruitment of
employees. At the same time what about re-training the existing work
force? Management has totally forgotten about it. All that BSNL
management is doing for the revival of the Company is, engaging and
re-engaging consultants, spending huge money.
inputs from the Business Line dated 25-10-2014]
Infrastructure Investment Bank formed.
Asian countries, including India and China, have joined together and
have formed the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for this was signed on 24.10.2014 at
Beijing by the representatives of the 21 countries. The United States is
unhappy about the formation of the AIIB, since this will reduce the
dependence of member countries of AIIB on World Bank. The World Bank is
dictating terms to the third world countries, at the behest of multi
national companies. The US has stated that the formation of the AIIB is
ambiguous in nature and lacks transparency. We can understand the
unhappiness of the US.
from The Hidu dated 25.10.2014]
join protest actions in Spain, against austerity measures.
of students, lecturers and parents participated in the countrywide
protest actions, that took part in Spain yesterday the 24.10.2014. They
protested against the austerity measures, increase in university fees as
well as other changes being made in the education system. The European
governments are still reeling under the economic crisis that started in
2008. However, they are spending billions of dollars to bail out the
corporates and are shifting the burdens of the crisis, on the working
people, in the name of austerity measures.
from the Business Line dated 25.10.2014]
of the Coal mines.
The Narendra Modi government has issued an
ordinance on 20.10.2014, to allocate coal blocks to private companies
through “e-auctions”. It may be recollected that the Supreme Court had
cancelled the 214 coal blocks, allocated by the UPA-II government,
showing favouritism to private companies. However, the decision of the
Narendra Modi govt. to reallocate this coal blocks to private companies
through e-auctioning is nothing but de-nationalisation
of the coal mines, which
were nationalised in 1973, through the “Coal Nationalisation Act of
1973”. Under this circumstance a strong demand is being raised, even
within the Coal Ministry, that the coal blocks should be allocated to
the State government owned mining companies and State owned captive
from the Business Line dated 25.10.2014]
of Forum with Secretary, DOT on Revival of BSNL and on 78.2% IDA
Fixation for Pensioners
Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, Forum
of BSNL Unions and Associations, met Secretary DOT, Sri Rakesh Garg
today and discussed about the Revival of BSNL and connected matters.
Com. Namboodiri pointed out the need for urgent financial assistance to
BSNL from the government so that it can purchase equipment, develop and
expand the services. He stated that it was because of the equipment
crunch from 2006 onward, due to the cancellation of the 45 million
mobile tender, that BSNL started down sliding. He requested that the
refund of spectrum charges coming to more than Rs. 6,000 crores and also
the USOF allotment of Rs. 1,250 crores in lieu of ADC may be paid at the
earliest. Secretary DOT stated that the government will certainly help
BSNL for its revival and the issues stated will be taken care of. At the
same time, he mentioned that there are several complaints about the
services to the public, which have to be improved a lot. He mentioned
his own experience while in UP as also in Delhi. He appreciated the
workers of Kerala for better service and profit. Com. Namboodiri
explained in brief about the action and propaganda being made among the
workers by the Forum for improving the services through which the
services are improving.
Com. Namboodiri placed before the
Secretary DOT about the hardship of the BSNL pensioners due to delay on
settlement of the 78.2% IDA fixation for pre-2007 as also post-2007
pensioners. He requested that the Cabinet Note as required by the
Department of Expenditure be prepared early and submitted to the cabinet
for taking a decision. Secretary agreed to look in to the matter and
expedite the same. Com. Namboodiri thanked the Secretary DOT for the
meeting and requested that such meetings may be granted in future also.
Meets CMD BSNL on 24-10-2014
Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, Forum
of BSNL Unions and Associations met Shri A.N.Rai, CMD BSNL and discussed
about the Revival of BSNL and connected matters. He asked the CMD not to
implement the M/s Deloittee Committee recommendations with out
discussing with the Forum and unions/associations. He also requested to
keep in abeyance the orders issued for implementing the concept of SSAs
in Maharashtra. CMD assured that a meeting with the Forum will be held
shortly to discuss the issues in detail. Com.Namboodiri pointed out the
non-implementation of labour laws with regard to the casual and contract
workers and requested to ensure their implementation. Com.Namboodiri
requested for grant of liberal assistance to the employees of Jammu and
Kashmir who have lost all in the recent drastic flood. CMD assured that
whatever assistance is given by the state government to its employees
will be given to the BSNL employees by the management.
India Conference - Circle Secretaries are requested to come with
One of the important tasks that the
forthcoming All India Conference will undertake will be, to assess the
strength of BSNLEU in various circles and also to decide ways and means
to strengthen the same. Hence, Circle Secretaries are requested to come
to the AIC with the district wise details of BSNLEU’s paid members and
also the paid members of other unions and associations. Circle
Secretaries are requested to collect these informations well in advance
from the District Secretaries, and to come to the AIC with the details.
India Conference rally- Circle and District Secretaries are requested to
come with banners.
A powerful rally will take place in the
All India Conference at Kolkata. The rally will be held on 06.11.2014.
It will culminate into a public meeting, which will be addressed by
com.Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU, and other leaders. To make the
rally impressive and colourful, the Circle and District Secretaries are
requested to come with their banners.
Office letter on providing name, mobile no., phone/fax no., email-id of
the signing authority while making correspondences with BSNL Corporate
per cent of the winners in Haryana assembly election are crorepatis.
83 per cent of the winners in the
Haryana assembly election are crorepatis. 75 of the total 90 newly
elected MLAs are crorepatis. BJP is leading this list. BJP's Faridabad
MLA is the richest of all the MLAs with Rs.106 crore asset worth. 40 out
of the 47 BJP MLAs are crorepatis. Similarly, 14 out of the 15 MLAs of
the Congress and 13 INLD MLAs are crorepatis. Average asset value of the
BJP MLAs is Rs.10.50 crore. Average asset value of the Congress MLAs is
Rs.12.45 crore. Average asset value of the INLD MLAs is Rs.13.01 crore.
Let us hope that all these crorepatis will work in the interest of the
poor of this country.
Office asked details of casual labours including TSMs from all circles.<<click
IQ RATES Circular<<click
PAYMENT OF DUES<<click
BSNLMRS CARD TO INVALID PENSIONERS<<click
JAC Memorandum against Delloitte pilot project Submitted to CGM
JAC met today at Circle office Mumbai against the Delloitte Pilot
and Open Session of the All India Conference to take place on
The Reception Committee of the 7th All
India Conference has decided, that the rally and Open Session will take
place on 06-11-2014. One rally will start from the venue of the AIC,
i.e., Telecom Factory, Alipore. Another rally will start
from R.N.Mukherjee road, Dalhousie. Both the rallies will meet at
Rani Rashmoni avenue, Esplanade, where the Open Session will take
Committee meeting of the 7th All India Conference held at Kolkata.
The Reception Committee meeting of the
7th All India Conference was held in the CTO Telecom Institute hall at
Kolkata. The meeting was presided over by com.Sisir
Bhattacharji, President of the Reception Committee. Com.A.K
Bhattacharji, Patron of the Reception Committee was present. Com.Animesh
Mitra and com.Saibal Sengupta, Joint General Secretaries of the
Reception Committee, welcomed all. The meeting was addressed by
com.Sisir Bhattacharji, com.A.K. Bhattacharji, com.Animesh Mitra,
com.Adhir Kumar Sen (Working President) com.Saibal Sengupta,
com.Omprakash Singh (Treasurer ) and com.Paritosh Dutta, Convener, Food
Committee. Finally, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the comrades. The
preperations being done for the 7th All India Conference was reviewed.
The members of the Reception Committee are enthusiastic and are hopeful
of making the Conference a historic success. The following are the views
of the meeting.<<view
struggle in Maharashtra circle, to stall the implementation of Deloittee
BSNL Corporate Office has taken
arbitrary decision to implement the recommendations of the Deloittee
Committee in Maharashtra circle. Neither the unions and associations at
the All India level, nor at the circle level, are consulted in this
regard. BSNLEU, Maharashtra circle union, has already written to the
CGM, Maharashtra, expressing it's strong protest. It has also demanded
to keep the implementation under abeyance, pending consultation with the
unions. Further, the unions and associations of Maharashtra circle are
meeting at Mumbai on 20-10-2014, to chalk out agitational programme, to
stall the implementation of the Deloittee Committee's recommendations.
N.Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh, appreciated BSNL,
for the excellent service rendered by it, in the flood hit areas.
Vishakapatnam and it's surrounding
areas were severely damaged, when the cyclone Hud Hud hit coastal Andhra
Pradesh. From the media we were able know the extent of damage caused by
the cyclone. Services like telecommunications, electricity etc. were
damaged in a massive scale. However, BSNL, Andhra Pradesh, plunged into
action, and telecom services were restored very quickly, and also much
ahead of other private telecom operators. This helped the government
authorities in a big way, to carry out relief and rehabilitation works.
BSNL was appreciated by all, including the media. More importantly, shri
N.Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, spoke to shri V.Srinivasan, CGM,
AP, personally and conveyed his appreciation. This is a matter of pride
for the entire BSNL family. CHQ appreciates the entire employees, as
well as the officers of Andhra Pradesh Circle, for this great
performance. We reproduce hereunder, the sms sent to our circle
secretary, com.J.Sampathrao, in this regard, by shri V.Srinivasan, CGM,
Special CL for circle office bearers meeting<<click
Office seeks the views of the circles, on the demand of the Staff Side,
National Council, to modify the Transfer Policy.<<view
Secretary attending meeting of the Reception Committee
of the 7th AIC.
A meeting of the Reception Committee of
the 7th All India
Conference of BSNLEU, is being held at Kolkata tomorrow the 18.10.2014.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, is attending the meeting and will be reviewing
the preparations being made for the All India Conference.
of the Reception Committee of the 7th AIC.
The Reception Committee of the 7th All
India Conference of BSNLEU has opened a website and has been linked with
the CHQ website. The web address is www.bsnleu.wix.com/seventhaic.Comrades
are requested to visit the site.
severely condemns the decision of the Management to implement the
recommendation of Deloittee Committee in Maharashtra.
The BSNL Management has taken decision
to implement the recommendation of the Deloittee Committee, to convert
the SSAs into Area Offices. Of course, it is stated in the letter that
this recommendation is being implemented on pilot basis. It is most
condemnable that the Management has taken this decision without making
any consultation with the Unions. BSNLEU, together with other Unions and
Associations will fight this out.<<view
subscriber base crosses
The number of telephone subscribers in
India has increased from 946.4 million in July, 2014 to 951.84 million
in August, 2014, according to the statement of TRAI. In this, share of
the private telecom operators has crossed 90%. The market share of BSNL
and MTNL put together comes to 9.84%. However, both the PSUs dominate
the landline segment, with 76.41% market share.
is the first to restore services in the Hud Hud cyclone hit region.
“After severely hit by the Hud Hud
cyclone in the north coastal Andhra Pradesh, telecom companies are
restoring their services in phases. While the Public Sector BSNL was the
first to restore the services, Airtel and Vodafone have said that they
are able to revive the services in some parts.”
Implementation of Delloitte report in Maharashtra letter<<click
Implementation of Delloitte report in Maharashtra Annexeture D<<click
Office letter on corrective action in the matter of pay fixation of
serving / retiring and retired officers.<<view
Office letter on recognition of majority representative Association of
serving executive employees in BSNL.<<view
Muslim unity and inter-marriage.
Communal forces are active, dividing
the people of the country, in the name of religion. A “Hindu-Muslim”
divide is being created by communal forces, for political gains. Such a
communal divide leads to violence and blood-shed. It divides the working
masses and weakens the working class unity irreparably. “Love Jihad” is
an issue taken up by the communal forces, in their agenda to divide the
people. Saif Ali Khan, a noted film artiste has written an article on
this issue, in the Indian Express dated 15.10.2014. Apart from
inter-marriage, he has discussed a host of other issues connected with
communal harmony. We reproduce the article, for the benefit of our
suffered a loss of Rs.400 crore in the Kashmir floods.
BSNL has suffered a loss of Rs.400
crore in the recent Kashmir floods. This is disclosed by Shri D.K.
Agarwal, GMTD, Kashmir. He has stated the 95 landline exchanges out of
99 exchanges have since been restored. As regards mobile service, the
GMTD stated that out of 477 BTS in Kashmir, currently 340 BTS are
Casual Contract Workers Federation conducted powerful March to Corporate
The BSNLCCWF conducted a powerful March
to the Corporate Office today the 15.10.2014. Casual and Contract
Workers participated in large numbers who had come from various circles.
The programme started at the Eastern Court, with a demonstration and
meeting. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF, presided over it.
Com. A.K. Padmanabhan, President, CITU delivered the inaugural address.
The meeting was addressed by Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com. Tapas Ghosh, SG, BSNLCCWF and com. Animesh
Mitra, Dy.GS, BSNLEU. Thereafter, the March to Corporate Office started.
On reaching Corporate Office, an effective demonstration took place. A
memorandum on the burning problems of the Casual and Contract Workers
was presented to Shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL, by a delegation consisting of
com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com.
Tapas Ghosh, SG, BSNLCCWF, com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, com. S.C.
Bhattacharya, Treasurer, BSNLEU and com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS,
BSNLEU. The programme ended with another round of demonstration at
Eastern Court. BSNLEU congratulates the hundreds of contract and casual
workers who came from the nooks and corners of the country to
participate in the programme.<<view
Office calls for particulars related to implementation of EPF, ESI etc.,
Based on the complaint of the BSNL
Casual and Contract Workers Federation, to the Parliamentary Standing
Committee on labour, in the meeting held on 29.09.2014, that EPF and ESI
are not being implemented for the contract workers in BSNL, Corporate
Office has called for particulars in this regard from CGMs.<<view
endorsed the Gazatte Notification on enhancement of statutory wage
ceiling to Rs.15,000/- from existing limit of Rs.6,500/-<<EPF
Office letter on vacancy position in the grade of Junior Accounts
officer as on 30.09.2014.<<click
writes to CMD BSNL, demanding withdrawal of the Corporate Office letter
which bans demonstrations,
issued orders for IDA increase w.e.f. 01.10.2014.<<click
Council meeting letter<<click
Office letter to all CGM's on shortage of SIMs in the circles.<<click
Office letter to all Heads of Circles on details of Casual labourers.<<click
served strike notice on CMD BSNL, to go on One Day strike on 27.11.2014.
As per the decision taken in
yesterday’s JAC meeting, the leaders of the JAC served the strike notice
on CMD BSNL today the 08.10.2014. Since the CMD was not available in the
office, the notice was delivered in his office. All the major Unions and
Associations of the Non-Executives have signed this strike notice. Some
organizations could not reach Delhi to sign the strike notice. However,
they will also be serving the strike notice separately.<<view
India Centre meeting of BSNLEU held.
A meeting of the All India Centre of
BSNLEU was held today the 07.10.2014. The meeting reviewed the
preparations being made for conducting the 7th All India Conference at
Kolkata. The meeting reiterated the decisions of the CEC meeting held at
Rajkot and the Central Secretariat meeting held at New Delhi, to admit
only elected delegates and permitted observers in the forthcoming All
decides to go on One Day strike on 27.11.2014.
A meeting of the JAC took place at New
Delhi today the 07.10.2014. It was presided over by Com. Chandeswar
Singh, President, JAC. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener, JAC, welcomed
everyone and initiated the discussion. The meeting reviewed the dharna
held on 23.09.2014 and the 2 hour walkout conducted on 30.09.2014, and
congratulated the entire Non-Executives, as well as the leaders, for
making both the struggles successful. The meeting expressed its extreme
unhappiness over the adamant and negative attitude of the BSNL
Management towards settlement of the genuine demands. The meeting
decided to give call for One Day strike on 27.11.2014. The strike notice
will be served on CMD BSNL tomorrow the 08.10.2014.
Office letter on calculation of monthly contribution towards cost of
pension payable in respect of BSNL absorbed employees.<<click
circular on 7th Al
India Conference to be held Kolkata from 6th to
writes to Corporate Office on the delay in implementation of the
decision of the National Council, in respect of payment of pay advance
to the employees of J&K Circle.<<view
writes to Corporate Office on granting financial assistance from Welfare
Board to the flood affected employees of J&K Circle.<<view
of advertisements, for the souvenir to be released in the 7th All
The Reception Committee of the 7th All
India Conference, to be held at Kolkata, has decided to release a
souvenir at the time of the Conference. Tariff coupons, for
collection of the advertisements, have already been distributed to all
the circle unions. CHQ requests all the circle unions to extend their
helping hand to the Reception Committee, by collection of
advertisements. After collection of the advertisements, the same may be
sent to the Reception Committee promptly.
meeting of the JAC to be held on 07-10-2014
The next meeting of the Joint Action
Committee of the Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives (JAC),
will take place at New Delhi on 07-10-2014. The meeting will review the
dharna programme conducted on 23-09-2014, as well as the 2 hour walk out
that took place on 30.09.2014. The earlier meeting of the JAC, that was
held on 05.09.2014, had already decided that a one day strike would be
organised in the month of November, if there is no improvement in the
settlement of the issues. Hence, the JAC meeting, that is to be held
on 07.10.2014 is a crucial one.
Office letter on Compassionate Ground Appointment - Change of procedure.<<view
is International Day of Action today.
International Day of Action is being
observed all over the world, as per the call of the World Federation of
Trade Unions ( WFTU ), highlighting one of the most burning issues being
faced by mankind, viz., unemployment. Endorsing the call of the
WFTU, the BSNLEU has called on the circle and district unions to
observe International Day of Action, by conducting special
meetings at Circle and district levels. In such of those Places where
the Central Trade Unions organise this programme, our comrades shall
join them in large numbers. Circle and district unions are requested to
effectively organise the programme and send reports and photos to the
wishes a very happy Dassera / Pooja to all the comrades.
CHQ conveys best wishes and warm
greetings to all the comrades and their families on the occasion of
Dassera / Pooja. Let these festivals bring joy to all the people, and
peace and progress to the nation.
the change that you wish to see in the world."
The nation is celebrating the birth
anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today. BSNLEU joins the nation to pay it's
respectful homage to the Mahatma. At the same time, we wish to remind
all, the golden words that Mahatma told about change. He told, " Be the
change that you wish to see in the world." Following this message will
be the fittest tribute that we can pay to the Mahatma. Let us become
part of the change, that we wish to see in the world
with CMD BSNL
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri A.N.
Rai, CMD BSNL, today the 01.10.2014 and discussed the following issues.
GS sought the immediate intervention of the CMD BSNL, in the
victimizations being caused to the members of BSNLEU in Varanasi
District, of UP (East) Circle, for participation in trade union action.
He pointed out that DCRG and pension commutation of retirees are being
with held and promotion is denied to the officials who have passed TTA
exam and completed training. The CMD assured to make necessary
GS pointed out that payment of three months salary advance to the flood
affected employees of Kashmir, as was assured in the National Council
meeting held on 25.09.2014, has not yet been made. Further the GS also
demanded that welfare grant of Rs.7,000/- should also be paid to the
flood affected employees of the Kashmir. (This is as per the decision of
the latest meeting of the Welfare Board.)
Office keeps the gag order under abeyance.
As per the assurance given by the
Director (HR) in the National Council meeting held on 25.09.2014, the SR
Branch letter, banning demonstrations, dharna etc. is kept under
abeyance. We heartily thank Shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR).<<view
writes to Corporate Office, requesting to grant special casual leave to
the CEC members and delegates for the 7th All India Conference and CEC
for holding CEC meeting as a prelude to the 7th All
is learnt that IDA increase w.e.f.01.10.2014 will be 6.9%. With this the
total IDA payable will become 98.2%.
walk out in BSNL Corporate Office.
The call for two hour walk out received
a very good response in the BSNL Corporate Office also. The CHQ, as well
as the circle office bearers of BSNLEU and NFTE, did very good campaign
for the walk out. As a result, employees participated in a large number
in the walk out as well in the demonstration. CHQ heartily congratulates
the comrades of the Corporate Office.<<view
hours walk-out: a tremendous success.
The call of the JAC, for a two hour
walk-out today, got a overwhelming support from the Non-Executives. The
walk-out has become a resounding success throughout the country. Reports
have come from Andaman & Nicobar, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam, Chennai,
Rajasthan, UP (West), Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kolkata, West
Bengal, Kerala and Odisha circles, where almost the entire
Non-Executives have participated in the walk-out. The pattern is the
same in other circles also. CHQ salutes all the circle and district
unions for this performance.<<view
writes to CMD BSNL, regarding the non-implementation of the decisions
taken in the National Council meeting.<<view
issues notification for the 7th All
India Conference to be held at Kolkata from 6th to
2 hour walk out successfully tomorrow.
As per the call of the JAC, a 2 hour
walk out by the Non-Executives of BSNL will take place tomorrow the
30.09.2014, between 1100 hrs and 1300 hrs. CHQ calls upon the circle and
district unions to take the last minute efforts, to make the walk-out a
grand success. During the walk-out, effective demonstrations may also be
organized. Reports and photos may be sent to the CHQ promptly.
Office guidelines to the circles on commonly committed mistakes in
implementation of ERP and the resolutions for them.<<view
brief note on the discussions held in the National Council meeting, took
place on 25.09.2014.<<click
issues duplicate SIM free of
costs in flood hit areas of J&K Circle.<<view
Office letter on Rule 8 transfer being considered at Circle Level.<<view
of the Staff Side of the National Council held.
As a prelude to the National Council
meeting to be held tomorrow the 25.09.2014, a meeting of the Staff Side,
National Council, was held at New Delhi, today the 24.09.2014. Members
of the Staff Side participated in the meeting and made a thorough
discussion of the items to be discussed with the Management in
tomorrow’s National Council meeting.
Branch of Corporate Office imposes blanket ban on demonstrations,
The SR Branch of Corporate Office, vide
it’s letter dated 18th September, 2014, as issued direction to all the
CGM’s to impose dies-non on the employees who participate in protest
actions such as demonstration, dharna etc. CHQ vehemently condemns this
authoritarian attitude of the SR Branch, which wants to take away the
fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution of the India, viz.,
Right to Assembly. This case will be appropriately taken up with the
massive rallies to the offices of CGMs as per the call of the BSNL CCWF.
BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation
(BSNL CCWF), has called upon to hold rallies to CGM offices tomorrow the
25.09.2014. The Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU held on 20.07.2014
at New Delhi has endorsed this call and has called upon the circle and
district unions of BSNLEU to mobilise the regular employees massively in
this march. CHQ once again calls upon all the circle and district
secretaries to make tomorrow’s “March to CGM Office” programme a grand
writes to Corporate Office for issuing Presidential Orders to the 38
left out RMs of Assam Circle.<<<view
writes to CMD BSNL protesting the imposed ban by SR Branch on
demonstration, dharnas etc.<<<view
Office letter on holding of Special Recruitment Drive (SRD) for filling
up backlog vacancies of JTO (Telecom/Civil/Electrical) for persons with
Secretary's leter to CGM regarding Bhandara SSA.<<click
dharna organized at Corporate Office.
As per the call of the JAC, an
impressive dharna was organized at Bharat Sanchar Bhawan (Corporate
Office). The UP (West) Circle Union and the Haryana circle union of
BSNLEU, had mobilised a large number of comrades for the dharna. Com. C.
Singh, President, JAC, presided over the dharna and delivered his
speech. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener, JAC, addressed the gathering and
explained in detail, about the demands and the negative attitude of the
Management, towards them. The dharna is also addressed by com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri, President, BSNLEU, com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com.
Sunil Gautam, Dy. GS, SNATTA, com. K.G. Jayaraj, GS, AIBDPA, com.
Mallikarjun, leader, BSNL MS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, BSNLEU, com.
R.K. Kohli, GS, NFTBE, com. B.D. Sharma, Acting GS, FNTOBEA and com.
R.K. Ram, GS, BTU. Com. Naresh, SNATTA, proposed vote of thanks.<<views
of the dharna>>
programme successfully held throughout the country.
Accepting the call of the JAC, dharnas
have been organized very effectively in all the circles. Karnataka,
Kerala, Rajasthan, Assam, Gujarat, NE-1, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, UP
(West), Odisha, Maharashtra and Telecom Factory (Richhai) circles have
sent reports of holding the dharna programme successfully. CHQ congrats
all the circle and district unions, for implementing the call
of the dharna>>
leaders met the CMD and demanded immediate intervention to restore
normalcy in Kerala circle.
The leaders of the JAC of the
Non-Executives met Shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL and Shri N.K. Gupta, Director
(CFA) and discussed about the deteriorating situation in Kerala circle.
The leaders pointed out that due to the adamant and arrogant attitude of
the CGM, Kerala, an abnormal situation has arisen, as a result of which
services are deteriorating day by day. The CMD assured that he would
make necessary intervention. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener, JAC, com. C.
Singh, President, JAC, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, BSNLEU, com.
Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, BSNLEU, com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com.
R.K. Kohli, GS, NFTBE, com. Mallikarjun, BSNL MS and com. R.K. Ram, GS,
BTU are the JAC leaders who met the CMD. Earlier, the leaders met the
SNEA leaders, who are on indefinite fast, and expressed their
bulletin for observing International Day of Action.
BSNLEU has released bulletins in
English as well as in Hindi, for observing International Day of Action.
These bulletins have already been dispatched to all the circle and
district unions. If required, these bulletins can also be downloaded
from the website for making photo copies.<<English>>> / <<Hindi>>
writes to the CMD BSNL seeking his immediate intervention to arrest the
deteriorating situation in Kerala circle.<<<view
nationwide dharna programme today! Hold it massively!!
As per the call of the JAC, nationwide
dharna programme is taking place today, demanding immediate settlement
of the long pending demands of the Non-Executives. CHQ calls upon all
the comrades to organise the programme massively and to send the right
message to the Management. Send report and photos immediately to the
CHQ. Congratulations in advance.
two day conference of BSNLEU, Chennai Circle, started enthusiastically.<<<click
writes to the Corporate Management, demanding to sort out the financial
liability and disinvestment issues of MTNL first.
BSNL and MTNL Managements arranged for
a discussion with the unions and associations in BSNL on 12-09-2014, on
the interse seniority issue, which is likely to arise consequent
to the merger of BSNL and MTNL. BSNLEU, as well as all the unions and
associations participated in theat meeting, refused to hold any
discussion on the subject, and demanded that the important issues
such as the financial liability and the disinvestment issues of MTNL
should be first discussed and sorted out. In continuation of this,
BSNLEU has written to the Corporate Management, demanding to first sort
out the financial liability and disinvestment issues of MTNL, before
talking about the merger of BSNL and MTNL.<<<view
two day circle conference of BSNLEU, Karnataka, ended with unanimous
The two day circle conference of
BSNLEU, Karnataka, came to an end today, with unanimous election of
office bearers. Com.B.P.Narayan, com.C.K.Gundanna and com.J.V.Keshav
were unanimously reelected as President, Circle Secretary and Treasurer,
respectively. Earlier in the day, shri R.K.Mishra, CGM, Karnataka,
addressed the Conference and spoke in detail on the steps being
taken to make BSNL profitable in Karnataka. CHQ heartily congratulates
the unanimously elected circle office bearers of Karnataka.
Circular No.9 - Observe International Day of Action on 3rd October,
2014. Conduct special meetings at Circle and SSA levels.<<click
to probe the role of
P.Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case.
The CBI has said in its charge sheet
that it is investigating the “circumstances” of the FIPB (Foreign
Investment Promotion Board) approval granted by then Finance Minister P
Chidambaram in connection with the Aircel- Maxis deal. The charge sheet
filed before the special court said the CBI is probing the
“circumstances” of Chidambaram’s approval to Maxis subsidiary Global
Communication Services Holdings Ltd for investing $800 million in Aircel
Ltd in 2006. The CBI is also investigating all other “related issues”
with regard to the FIPB approval, it said. The CBI said the Cabinet
Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) was the “competent” authority to
grant approval for the $800 million foreign investment — which was not
obtained — and the Finance Minister was “competent” to grant approval
for investments up to Rs.600 crore only.
Office letter on provision of in-service training on "Marketing & Sales"
to BSNL Officers / officials.<<click
Office letter, regarding the eligibility of TTAs, Drivers and LDCs, for
promotion under NEPP, is not acceptable to BSNLEU.
BSNLEU has been demanding for a long
time that the pay scale upgradations of TTA and Drivers, as well as the
conversion from LDC to TOA, should not be treated as promotion under
NEPP, and that they should be given 1st promotion on completion of 4
years. The JAC has also included this issue in it's 30 point charter of
demands. On this issue, Corporate Office has issued a letter, on
17-09-2014, stating that the TTAs, drivers and the LDCs will be granted
promotion as per NEPP, on completion of 4 years, provided they forego
the pay scale upgradations/conversion, that they have already been
given. This letter is not acceptable to us. Without putting such a
conditionality, the TTAs, Drivers and LDCs should be given 1st promotion
under completion of 4 years under NEPP. We will get this issue settled
R.C.Bhattacharya, elder brother of com.S.C.Bhattacharya, CHQ Treasurer,
passed away today at Raipur, due to a massive heart attack. Shri
R.C.Bhattacharya was 70 years old and has been ailing for sometime. CHQ
conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to com.S.C.Bhattacharya, as well as
to the other members of his family.
Office issues clarification on application of yearly ceiling limit
towards settlement of bills of outdoor treatment under BSNLMRS.<<click
Office letter on settlement of grievances arisen due to implementation
of Non-Executive Promotion Policy (NEPP).<<click
Office letter on Backlog
vacancies in SC/ST/OBC categories in TTA and Telecom Mechanic cadres -
Furnishing of information.<<click
to address the seminar to be held in the Kolkata AIC.
finalised, in consultation with the Reception Committee, that a seminar
on the “Revival of BSNL” will
be held in the AIC on 8th November. Top officers in the Corporate
Management and leaders of the unions and associations of BSNL will
address the seminar. Com. .Abhimanyu, GS and com.Swapan Chakraborty, AGS
met shri A.N.Rai, CMD, today the 18-09-2014, and invited him to address
the seminar. The CMD has accepted the invitation and has
International Day of Action on 3rd October, 2014.
The World Federation of Trade Unions
(WFTU) observes 3rd October of every year, as the International Day of
Action. Issues related to the wellbeing of the working class, are being
highlighted on this day. The WFTU has decided that UNEMPLOYMENT shall be
the subject of the International Day of Action to be observed in 2014.
Unemployment is a serious social problem, being faced by the working
class. BSNLEU is an affiliate of the WFTU. Hence, the All India Centre
meeting, held on 13-09-2014, has decided that the circle and district
unions of BSNLEU should observe this day very effectively, by holding
special meetings in all districts, as well as at circle levels. It is
also decided that if the programme is organised by the Central Trade
Unions in a district, our comrades shall participate in it. CHQ calls
upon all the district and circle unions to observe International Day of
Action very effectively and send reports to the CHQ.
of delegates and observers in the 7th All India Conference, to be held
CHQ has already intimated all the
district unions, about their eligibility for delegates and observers,
based on the remittance of quota, for admission in the 7th All India
Conference to be held at Kolkata. Some district unions have written to
the CHQ, requesting to allot more number of observers for their
district. Some district unions have even sent their list of delegates
and observers, which is many times more than the observers allotted by
the CHQ. In this regard CHQ wishes to make it very clear that only the
number of delegates and observers, as has already been allotted by the
CHQ, will be admitted in the All India Conference this time. More number
of observers will not be admitted in the Conference. This is the
decision taken in the CEC meeting held at Rajkot. All the district
unions have to respect and implement this decision of the CEC.
the dharna programme on 23-09-2014 successfully.
The JAC of the unions and associations
of the Non - executives has called upon the employees to conduct massive
dharnas on 23-09-2014, demanding the immediate settlement of the 30
point charter of demands. The JAC has already printed posters in English
and Hindi and has already dispatched them to the districts. Only a few
more days are left for the programme. Hence, CHQ requests all the
circle and district unions to immediately start making the
Mobilisation, so that the programme is conducted very effectively.
the forthcoming struggles of dharna and 2 hours walk
<<English Poster>> <<Hindi
of anomaly in pension of BSNL employees retired within ten months of
their absorption in BSNL w.e.f. 01.10.2000.<<click
excels in the flood ravaged J&K.
The Press Trust of India (PTI) has
reported today that BSNL stands in the fore front, in the flood ravaged
J&K, in restoring telecommunication services. The agency reports that as
on 15.09.2014, BSNL had restored up to 85% of the service. Out of it’s
total 1173 Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) in the state, BSNL restored
934 BTSs as on 15th itself. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the BSNL
employees and officers, as well as the Management, for this excellent
cannot be closed down “just like that”
News has appeared in a section of the
media that the Cabinet Secretary, shri Ajit Seth convened a meeting of
some top officers to consider the closing down of loss making Pubic
Sector Companies, including BSNL, MTNL and Air India. CHQ wants to make
two points clear in this regard.
1. We have long been telling that the
ultimate aim of the govt. is to privatise / close down BSNL. Only with
this target in mind, the govt. has continuously taken steps to weaken
2. The entire trade unions of the
country are up in arms against the government’s move to sell the
PSUs. In the All India Convention of Central Trade Unions, held at New
Delhi on 15.09.2014, even BMS, which is close to BJP, has declared that
it will join the united struggle to defeat privatization of PSUs. So, it
is not easy for the govt. to sell / close down BSNL “just like that”.
The united trade union movement will defeat the game plan of the govt.
Comrades need not panic.
printed for JAC forthcoming struggle.
JAC has printed posters in English and
Hindi for the forthcoming struggles of dharna and 2 hours walk out. CHQ
of BSNLEU has already dispatched the posters to all the circle and
district secretaries. Comrades are requested to use the posters for
effectively organising the struggles.
has issued notice to the CMD BSNL for the forthcoming struggle.
JAC has issued notification to the CMD
BSNL for the forthcoming struggle. In the letter, the JAC has briefly
mentioned the circumstances under which the struggle is being resorted
view letter >>>
with GM (Estt).
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.Swapan
Chakraborty, AGS, met shri R.K.Goyal, GM (Estt) yesterday the 15-09-2014
and discussed the issues of Compassionate Ground Appointments, date of
implementation of the EPF, allowing casual labourers to appear Telecom
Mechanic LDCE and other issues. The GM (Estt.) assured that the needful
would be done.
and TNTCWU conducting massive dharna, in front of Tamil Nadu CGM office
BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle and Tamil
Nadu Telecom Contract Workers Union (TNTCWU) are conducting a massive
dharna at the office of the CGM, Tamil Nadu circle. More than 1500
workers, who have come from all the districts of Tamil Nadu, are
participating in the struggle. Contract workers are on strike in the
circle. The struggle has been launched, demanding reengagement of the
140 contract workers who have been removed from work. CHQ has demanded
the CMD BSNL to immediately take back the retrenched workers. CHQ
salutes the BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle union and the TNTCWU for
conducting this militant struggle.
with GM (CIT) on implementation of ERP in Telecom Stores circle.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com . Swapan
Chakraborty, AGS, met shri Ramchand, GM (CIT) and discussed about
the redressal of the problems being faced by the employees of Telecom
Stores Circle, due to the implementation of ERP. The GM (CIT)
apprised the leaders, of the actions being taken by the Management, to
avoid the recurrence of the problems faced by the employees in the
drawal of salary.
passed in the National Convention of Workers, held at New Delhi, today
the 15.09.2014. <<view
per the decision taken in the Forum meeting held on 12.09.2014, the
Convener, Forum has given letter to the CMD, proposing to deduct one day
basic pay towards the flood relief of J&K Circle. <<view
Convention of Workers held at New Delhi.
A National Convention of Workers,
organized by the Central Trade Unions was held at New Delhi today the
15.09.2014. The Convention was held in the Constitution Club and was
jointly presided over by all the National Presidents of the Central
Trade Unions. Apart from the representatives of the Central TUs,
representatives of the federations of various industries also attended.
From BSNLEU Com. V.A.N Namboodiri, President, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, and
com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS attended the convention. It was addressed
by com. Tapan Sen, GS, CITU, com. Gurudas Dasgupta, GS, AITUC, com.
Brajesh Upadhyay, GS, BMS, Dr. Sanjiva Reddy, President, INTUC and many
others. The Convention passed a declaration and has decided to conduct
the following programme of action.
1. State level joint conventions in
September and October. Wherever possible district and industry level
joint conventions may be organised.
2. National Protest Day to be observed
on 05.12.2014, on which massive demonstrations are to be held.
Demonstration at Delhi will be held with workers from states nearer to
Linked Incentive (PLI) – our demand is justified.
The demand of the JAC on the issue of
PLI is very justified. For the past so many years Management has been
denying PLI to the BSNL employees on the plea that the Company is not
earning profit. We had shown to the Management, the DPE guidelines,
wherein it is categorically stated that PLI is not linked with the
profit of a PSU. In the talks held between the JAC and the Management on
27.06.2014, the JAC demanded that PLI should not be linked with profit,
as per the DPE guidelines. It was accepted by the Management. According
to the decision taken in that meeting, the Joint Committee on PLI is in
the process of finalising the “New PLI formula”, based on the
productivity of the Company. However, it will take a few more months to
finalise the same. Under these circumstances, the JAC has raised the
demand that one month’s pay should be paid as Adhoc PLI, before Pooja,
pending finalisation of the New PLI formula. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,
BSNLEU, as well as the Convener of the JAC, has met the CMD twice and
has demanded payment of adhoc PLI. If this justified demand is rejected,
then the employees will be left with no other option, but to go on
employees are left with no other option, but to hit back.
few months are going to be a period of serious struggles in BSNL. The
genuine demands of the Non-Executives, including PLI is being rejected
by the Management. The E-1 pay scale and the Revised Recruitment Rules
of the JTO, are already approved by the Management Committee. However,
the BSNL Board of Directors refuses to give approval to both these
issues, on the plea that the Company is running in loss. This attitude
of the Board of Directors cannot be accepted. On one side the Management
and the govt. are doing nothing to revive the financial condition of the
Company. The suggestions given by the Forum, in this respect, are thrown
into the dustbin. On the other side, the Deloittee Committee’s
recommendations and the move to merge BSNL & MTNL are threatening the
very future of the employees and the Company. Under these circumstances,
the employees of BSNL are left with no other option but to hit back. Yes
comrades, we have to hit back strongly.
beckon us! Let us march ahead!!
The JAC of the Non-Executives has given
call for dharna on 23.09.2014, two hours walk out on 30.09.2014 and one
day strike in the month of November. These struggles have become
inevitable because our justified demands have been rejected. The Forum
has decided to give call for indefinite strike against the merger of
BSNL & MTNL, recommendations of the Deloittee Committee as well as
demanding concrete steps for the revival of BSNL. The date of this
strike will be finalised in the next meeting of the JAC, which is
meeting shortly. In short, the next few months are going to be a period
of struggles and turbulence in BSNL. We are left with no other option,
but to hit back. CHQ requests all the Circle and District Secretaries
are requested to get fully prepared to meet the situation. They are
requested to take the initiative to strengthen the unity of the
Non-Executives, as well as the entire employees of BSNL. JAC and Forum
should immediately be formed in whichever district and circle where they
are not formed. Without unity we cannot save BSNL and also cannot win
over our justified demands. Yes comrades. Struggles beckon us! Let us
Side members express protest, in the meeting of the Sub-Committee formed
to discuss “interse-seniority” issue, connected with the merger of BSNL
A meeting of the Sub-Committee, formed
to discuss the “interse-seniority” issue, connected with the merger of
BSNL & MTNL, was held today. As per the decision taken in the meeting of
the Forum, the Staff Side members informed the Management that they
would not discuss the interse-seniority issue, unless and otherwise the
other major issues like the financial liability and disinvestment issues
of MTNL are first discussed and sorted out. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,
BSNLEU, explained this decision in detail, before the BSNL & MTNL
officers. Other representatives of the unions and associations also took
the same stand and demanded that govt. should first discuss the major
issues connected with the merger. Hence, no discussion on the
interse-seniority issue took place today. Finally, the Management Side
said that the Staff Side views can be given in writing, which would be
forwarded to the govt.
decides to organise struggle to stop merger of BSNL & MTNL, without
settling the major apprehensions of the employees.
A meeting of the Forum took place today
the 12.09.2014, the following decisions were taken unanimously.<view
employees will donate one day salary for Jammu & Kashmir relief - Forum
of the FORUM held on 12th September
meeting decides that one day basic pay of the employees will be donated
as relief to the flood affected people of Jammu & Kashmir.
The Forum meeting that was held today
the 12.09.2014, has taken the decision that a proposal shall be given to
the Management, that an amount equivalent to one day’s basic pay shall
be deducted from the salary of the employees, and the same shall be
donated as relief to the people of Jammu & Kashmir who are very badly
affected by floods. Since the people of J&K are facing a natural
calamity that has not taken place during the past 100 years, all
employees are requested to co-operate and agree to donate one day’s
with CMD on 11.09.2014.
Com. P. Abhimnayu, GS and com. M.C.
Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL,
yesterday the 11.09.2014, and discussed the following issues.<view
with GM (Estt.) on 11.09.2014.
Com. P. Abhimnayu, GS and com. M.C.
Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met shri R.K. Goyal, GM (Estt.), and
discussed the following issues.
labourers working in BSNL, with the requisite qualification should be
allowed to appear the Telecom Mechanic LDCE.
of implementation of EPF, in respect of casual labourers in BSNL, should
be compulsorily from 01.10.2000, and not from any later date.
pay scale upgradations of the TTA and Driver cadres, from 01.10.2000,
should not be treated as the first upgradation under NEPP and they
should be given first upgradation w.e.f. 2004.
writes to the CMD BSNL, demanding payment of financial assistance to the
flood ravaged circle of Jammu & Kashmir.<<<view
circular no. 5 - JAC decides to intensify the struggle.<<<click
& Kashmir limping back to normalcy.
Jammu & Kashmir, which is devastated by
unprecedented floods, is limping back to normalcy. The floods have
started to recede. Relief and rescue operations are being carried out by
the armed forces in full swing. After many days, early this morning, the
General Secretary was able to contact com. Bashir Ahmed Khan, District
Secretary, Srinagar. He told that the floods have started receding,
however, the fate of employees are not known, as communication continues
to remain paralysed. Still, the circle secretary, com. Nisar Ahmed could
not be contacted. BSNLEU, while assuring the Management of all
cooperation, has demanded immediate financial relief to the BSNL
employees of J&K circle.
to become a 100% multi national company.
Uninor, which is operating in 7 circles
with 30 million subscribers, is all set to become a 100% multi national
company. Norwegian multi national company, Telenor, is have 74% stake in
Uninor. The remaining 26% is being held by Lakshdeep Investments.
Telenor has clinched a Rs.7.8 billion deal to purchase the 26% stake
from it’s partner. It has already got the approval of the Foreign
Investment Promotion Board (FIPB).
Modi govt.’s big step to kill the Public Sector.
The Narendra Modi government has taken
a drastic decision on 10.09.2014 to kill the Indian Public Sector. The
govt. has taken decision to disinvest the shares in three PSUs for a
whopping Rs.45,000 crore. The three PSUs are Coal India Ltd. (CIL), ONGC
and National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC). In CIL, the govt.
has decided to sell 10% stake, while the figure is 11.3% in NHPC and 5%
in ONGC. In addition to this, the govt. has already decided to sell 10%
stake in the SAIL. Undoubtedly the BJP govt. ruling at the Centre is
also following the same Neo-Liberal Policy, which was followed by the
previous Congress led UPA govt. Let the working class muster strength
and launch serious struggles to safeguard the Public Sector.
decision to go on strike.
A meeting of the JAC was held yesterday
the 05.09.2014. Com. C. Singh, President, JAC, presided over the
meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener, JAC welcomed every one and briefed
on the Demands Day programme that have taken place and the status of the
various issues. He told that even issues like E-1 pay scale and new RR
of the JTO are lying pending, since the Board of Directors has not
approved them. Thereafter, detailed discussion took place on the agenda.
Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, BSNL MS, TEPU, SNATTA, BTEU, FNTOBEA,
BTU and BSNL WRU took part in the discussion. The following decisions
were taken unanimously:-
meeting expressed it’s extreme displeasure and resentment since no
improvement has taken place on any of the issues on which discussion
took place between the JAC and the Management on 27.6.2014.
order to intensify the struggle, a one day dharna is to be conducted at
the Corporate Office, circles and SSAs on 23.09.2014.
hour walk out is to be conducted on 30.09.2014 from 1100 hrs to 1300
day strike will take place in November, the date of which will be
decided in the next JAC meeting to be held on 04.10.2014.
taken in the BSNL Staff Welfare Board meeting held
Office letter on organisational
structure implementation in ERP for CM Vertical.<<<click
selects Celltick for home screen marketing service (BSNL BZZ) to its
subscribers - press release.<<<click
Office letter on floating of tenders by Circles / SSAs.<<<click
with GM (Estt.).
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, held discussion
with Shri R.K. Goyal, GM (Estt.) today the 04.09.2014, during which he
reminded many issues that have already been discussed on earlier
occasions, such as problems connected with NEPP, fixation of pay after
01.10.2000, Compassionate Ground Appointments, Telecom Mechanic
promotion to the officials who have already been qualified and completed
training, Allowing casual labourers to appear the Telecom Mechanic LICE,
and also the gratuity and EPF issues of the casual labourers. The GM
(Estt.) assured that action is being taken on most of the issues.
moving on fast track on the issue of merger of BSNL and MTNL.
It is widely reported in the media,
that the DoT is moving fast on the issue of merger of BSNL and MTNL. As
per reports, the DoT has fixed June, 2015 as the deadline for the
merger, for which it will move a Cabinet Note in April, 2015. However,
the DoT wants to hold discussion with the Unions and Associations on
this matter only in March, 2015. From the above time schedule it is
clear that by the time the DoT holds talk with the unions, the merger of
BSNL and MTNL would have become a fait accompli. We will not allow this
to happen. The unions and associations, under the banner of Forum, will
meet shortly and will finalise their strategy.
Office letter on recruitment of Junior Hindi Translators through Limited
Internal Competitive Examination (LICE) to be held on 9th November,
Office circular on rationalisation
of the tariff under prepaid mobile services.<<<click
Office letter on suspension of all the activity related to manufacturing
of CAT-5 cable by Telecom Factories.<<<click
Board meeting held.
The 11th meeting
of the Staff Welfare Board was held today at New Delhi today. The
meeting was presided over by shri A.N.Rai, CMD BSNL. Com.P.Abhimanyu,
GS, represented BSNLEU in the meeting. At the outset, Com.P.Abhimanyu
expressed his deep anguish over the extreme delay in holding the Welfare
Board meeting. The last meeting was held in February, 2011. The CMD BSNL
assured that the meeting will be held without delay hereafter. A note on
the discussions held on the agenda item will be put on the website
writes to CMD BSNL, demanding expeditious redressal of the problems
being faced by the employees of Telecom Stores, due to the hasty
implementation of the ERP .<<<
Office letter on early
settlement of pre-2006 pension cases.<<<click
Office letter on release of pensionary benefits in view of judgment of
Honble Supreme Court in CA No.6770 of 2013.<<<click
Office letter on relieving
of JTOs working on temporary transfer.<<<click
issued for holding the 31st meeting
of the National Council.
The 31st meeting
of the National Council should have been held in the month of August
itself, as per the decision taken in the last meeting. However, the same
was not held, perhaps due the fact that the Director (HR) is busy, since
he is also looking after as the CMD. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Secretary, Staff
Side met him on 26.08.2014, and insisted early conducting of the
meeting. Accordingly Corporate Office has issued notification to hold
the meeting on 25.09.2014.<<<view
of admissible delegates and observers to the various district unions,
for the 7th AIC,
based on the quota received by the CHQ - Circle and District Secretaries
to note please.
CHQ has dispatched letters to all the
circle and district secretaries, intimating the admissibility of
delegates and observers to each of the district union, for the
forthcoming 7th All
India Conference, based on the quota received by the CHQ. Discrepancies,
found if any, may kindly be intimated in writing to the CHQ, latest
writes to the Corporate Office, regarding the non-consideration of the
suggestions given by BSNLEU, in framing the new Recruitment Rules for
the cadre of TTA.<<<
International Day of Action on 3rd October.
October 3rd of every year is being
observed by the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), as the
International Day of Action. Accordingly, the WFTU has given call to
observe October 3rd of this year also as the International Day of
Action. The issue that is to be focused on this day is “unemployment”.
This is a very serious issue, that is impacting a vast majority of the
population across the world. Millions of youth are struggling world
over, to get a job for the subsistence of their families. This is a
subject which is very much connected with the working class. Due to the
world economic crisis that started in 2008, millions of workers lost
their jobs. While the governments of various countries spent billions of
dollars to bail out the capitalists, the workers who lost their jobs
were left high and dry. BSNLEU is affiliated to the WFTU. As such it is
our duty to implement the call of the WFTU. The CEC meeting held at
Rajkot has also decided that the International Day of Action should be
observed in a befitting manner. CHQ calls upon the circle and district
unions to implement the call.
Chargesheets Marans for Rs 822cr Maxis Kickbacks.
The CBI on Friday filed a chargesheet
in the Aircel-Maxis deal case before a special court hearing the 2G scam
cases, naming former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother
Kalanithi Maran and others for their alleged role in doling out Rs 600
crore as bribes. Five individuals named in the chargesheet include
Dayanidhi, Sun Group CMD Kalanithi, Malaysian tycoon T Ananda Krishnan
and Augustus Ralph Marshall, a director in many of Krishnan’s companies.
Former telecom secretary and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
(TRAI) chairman J S Sarma, who died in March, has also been named as an
accused. However, his name has been put in a column of the accused
against whom trial cannot proceed. The CBI also charged four companies —
Maxis Communications Berhad, Sun Direct TV Ltd, Astro All Asia Networks
and South Asia Entertainment Holdings Ltd. The 72-page chargesheet,
which does not differ much from the original FIR, includes the names of
151 witnesses and a set of 655 documents.
The New Indian Express dated 30-08-2014]
Office sends reminder
of anomaly in pension of BSNL employees retired within ten months of
their absorption in BSNL w.e.f. 01.10.2000.<<click
of delegates and observers for the 7th All
CHQ has finalized the eligible number
of delegates and observers of each and every district union, for the
forthcoming 7th All
India Conference, to be held at Kolkata. This eligibility is worked out,
based on the quota received by CHQ, from January 2012 to December, 2013.
District Unions are requested to elect their delegates and observers
based on this eligibility. As per the decision of the Rajkot CEC
meeting, admission of delegates and observers in the AIC will be
strictly according the allotment made by CHQ only. It is also requested
that the list of delegates and observers from each district union, may
please be intimated to the CHQ and the Reception Committee, atleast two
weeks prior to the AIC. Queries / corrections to the quota sent to the
CHQ, or allotment of delegates / observers to the districts, may please
be sent in writing to the CHQ latest by 14.09.2014. <<view
writes to the CMD BSNL, on
proposed merger of Inspection Circle and QA Circle.<<view
writes to the Director (HR), BSNL, on constitution
of Committee for pay revision of OL Cadres.<<view
Office letter on HOCC Discussions - Comments on recommendations of the
consultant M/s Deloittee on HR issues.<<click
Court dismisses Dayanidhi Maran’s petition. Says filing charge sheet is
A petition field by the former Telecom
Minister, Dayanidhi Maran, is dismissed by the Supreme Court today.
Maran has demanded that the Supreme Court should refrain the CBI from
filing a charge sheet against him, since the CBI has not completed it’s
Malaysia side investigation. The Supreme Court has stated that filing
the charge sheet is the prerogative of the CBI, and that the Court would
not intervene in that.
Office letter on proposal of incentive scheme for BSNL staff for making
recovery of more than one year old outstanding dues in respect of
permanent closed connections of leased circuits.<<click
of Hon'ble MoC&IT during HOCC held on 21 - 22 August'14.<<click
Secretary's leter to CGM regarding Beed Stores.<<click
Secretary's leter to CGM regarding
Secretary's leter to CGM regarding servent quaters at pune.<<click
with CMD BSNL
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. M.C.
Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL,
yesterday the 26.08.2014 and discussed the following issues:-
of Adhoc PLI : The
leaders informed the CMD, that the Joint Committee to finalise the New
PLI formula is on the job. Since it will take atleast 2 months to
finalise the New PLI formula, the Company should pay one
month pay as adhoc PLI, demanded
delay in approving E-1 pay scale and revised JTO Recruitment Rules : The
leaders pointed out that there is inordinate delay in approving the E-1
pay scale and the revised Recruitment Rules of the JTO cadre. They urged
upon the CMD to get both the issues approved by the next meeting of the
Board of Directors.
31st meeting of the National Council: It
is the decision of the last meeting of the National Council, that the
next meeting (31st meeting)
would be held in the 2nd /
3rd week of
August, 2014. However, no date has so far been fixed for the meeting.
The leaders insisted upon the CMD to hold the meeting at least in the
month of September, 2014.
The CMD assured that all the issues
raised by the Union leaders would be appropriately be looked into.
Rs.200/- free SIM to the BSNL Employees posted in MTNL areas.
Allow off net calls on Rs.200/- free SIM.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. M.C.
Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met shri A.K. Singhal, GM (Admn.),
yesterday the 26.08.2014, and demanded that Rs.200/- free SIM should be
issued to the BSNL employees posted in MTNL areas. They insisted that
there should not be any discrimination among the BSNL employees, on the
issue of issuing Rs.200/- free SIM card. Similarly, off net calls (calls
to other networks) should also be allowed on Rs.200/- free SIM, demanded
the leaders. The GM (Admn.), assured to look into this demands and to do
of 7th All India
Conference of BSNLEU inaugurated.
Veteran trade union leader Com. Ananta
Bhattacharjee inaugurated the Website of the 7th AIC,
at Kolkata, in a meeting of the Reception Committee, held on 22.8.2014.
Com. Adhir Sen, Working Chairman of the Reception Committee presided
over the meeting. Most of the joint conveners of different subcommittees
along with the volunteers were present in the meeting. Joint Secretaries
of the Reception Committee Com. Animesh Mitra & Com. Saibal Sengupta
welcomed the members in the meeting on the eve of this historic moment.
They also apprised the house the latest position of the preparation of
the 7th AIC.
Treasurer Com. Omprakash Singh informed the house the financial position
of the Reception Committee. Both the Joint Secretaries and Treasurer
appealed to the members to donate generously and remit the same without
any delay. Conveners of the different sub-committees reaffirmed to make
the 7th AIC, a
historic success. www.bsnleu.wix.com/seventhaic is
the web address of the 7th All
India Conference. CHQ heartily congratulates the Reception Committee,
for adopting latest technology to successfully organise the All India
level dharna successfully held throughout the country on the demands of
the casual contract workers.
As per the call of the BSNL CCWF and
the BSNLEU, very successful dharnas are conducted yesterday the
26.08.2014, at the SSA level. The reports coming from various circles in
this regard is very encouraging. In most of the places, the dharnas were
conducted successfully and jointly by BSNL CCWF and the BSNLEU. CHQ
heartily congratulates all comrades for the successful dharna. CHQ also
requests all circle secretaries to send a report on this programme, with
photos. The next programme on these demands will be March to CGM Offices
on 25.09.2014. CHQ requests all the circle and district unions to start
making preparations for that programme for onwards.<<view
of implementation of EPF, in respect of casual labourers.
EPF has been implemented for casual
labourers in BSNL. However, Corporate Office has not specified the date
of its implementation. Circles like West Bengal and NE-1 has sought
clarification from the Corporate Office in this respect. However, no
decision has yet been taken so far. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and
com.M.C.Balakrishna, Org. Secretary(CHQ) met shri R.K.Goyal, GM (Estt.)
today the 26-08-2014, and insisted that Corporate Office should issue
guideline to implement EPF w.e.f 01-10-2000, i.e., from the date
of formation of BSNL.
of Hon'ble CAT judgement, in respect of the Ex-service men, who are
provisionally allowed to appear JTO LICE.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.
M.C.Balakrishna, Org.Secretary (CHQ), met shri R.K.Goyal today, and once
again urged upon him to implement the Hon'ble CAT judgement, in respect
of the Ex-service men, who had already been provisionally allowed to
appear the JTO LICE. They told the GM (Estt.) not to prolong the
litigation, but to honour and implement the judgement already given in
favour of the Ex-service men.
Recruitment Rules of the cadre of TTA released by Corporate Office.<<Forwarding
Office letter on grant of incentives to eligible non-executives for
manning the vacant posts of Junior Hindi Translators (JHT) through local
writes to Shri Nripendra Mishra, Principal Secretary to the Prime
Minister, on filling up the vacant Director posts in the BSNL Board.<<click
of the 20th meeting
of Standing Committee of National Council held on 22nd
personalities, U.R. Ananthamurthy and Richard Attenborough passed away.
writer and Jnanpith award winner, U.R. Ananthamurthi has passed away.
Richard Attenborough, who directed the Oscar award wining movie, Gandhi,
has passed away. BSNLEU pays rich tributes and condolence to both the
writes to CMD BSNL, demanding payment of adhoc PLI, pending finalisation
of the new PLI formula, based on the productivity of the Company.<<click
writes to the Director (HR), BSNL, on the delay
in holding the 31st meeting
of the National Council.<<click
writes to CMD BSNL on the delay
in approving the revised RR of JTO and E-1 pay scale, by the BSNL Board.<<click
the dharna of the casual contract workers on 26.08.2014, a grand
A dharna, on the genuine demands of the
casual and contract workers, will be held tomorrow the 26.08.2014.
Circle and District Secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to organize the
programme, together with BSNL CCWF effectively.
Regularisation of Left-out
Casual labours and Contract workers.
Casual labour wage to be the
same as the lowest wage in BSNL, instead of that of DOT.
Minimum Wage as per Government
Orders to be implemented to the contract workers, including higher
wages for semi-skilled, skilled and highly skilled and as per A, B
and C class cities. Wages to be paid through account/cheque in time.
Even if contractor changes, the same workers should continue.
Implementation of Social
Security measures like EPF, ESI, Gratuity, Bonus.
HRA / Quarters to be allotted to
casual contract workers.
EPF Account to be opened by the
Principal Employer instead of by contractor.
Issue of Identity Cards by BSNL
BSNL Management should take
necessary steps to improve the services by procuring sufficient
equipment to enable expansion and development.
Equal Pay for Equal work for
Vacate Victimisation - Reinstate
all the retrenched workers.
Recognise BSNL Casual and
Contract Workers Federation.
Office letter on time bound disposal of disciplinary / vigilance cases
against the retiring / retired employees.<<click
writes to the Hon’ble Minister of Communications for the early refund of
Rs.6724.51 crore to BSNL, being the refund of BWA spectrum charges.<<view
the CMD BSNL, urging to manufacture mobile towers in the Telecom
Factories and not to purchase them from outside vendors.<<view
Secretary joins CHQ after treatment.
Dear Comrades, I have joined CHQ today,
after undergoing an eye surgery at Chennai on 13.08.2014, to set right a
problem in the retina. I sincerely thank all the comrades who conveyed
their best wishes for my speedy recovery.
of Circles Conference taking place in New Delhi.
The Heads of Circles Conference has
started at New Delhi today the 21-08-2014. The meeting will take place
today and tomorrow. Among other things, the HOCC is expected to discuss
the report of the Deloittee Committee, based on which the Management
will take a decision. As usual, the Management has stated that a final
decision would be taken after consulting the Union.
demonstration conducted at BSNL Corporate Office, against the report of
the Deloittee Committee.
As per the call of the Forum of BSNL
Unions and Associations, a lunch hour demonstration was conducted at
Corporate Office today, against the report of the Deloittee Committee. A
large number of employees participated in the demonstration. Slogans
were raised, demanding the scrapping of the Deloittee Committee's
report. The meeting was addressed by com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, convener,
Forum, com.Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, com. Sebastin, GS, SNEA,
com.Suresh Kumar, GS BSNL MS, com.R.S.Chauhan, CS, NTR,
com.M.C.Balakrishna, Org.Secretary (CHQ), BSNLEU, and many others. It is
very relevant that the Forum has conducted this demonstration on the day
when the HOCC meeting is taking place. We hope that the Management would
have got the right message from this demonstration, and that it will
take a wise decision on the matter.
Office letter, on today's demonstration at Corporate Office,
against the report of the Deloittee Committee. <<<view
demonstration against the report of the Deloittee Committee, to be held
at Corporate Office tomorrow the 21.08.2014.
Demonstrations, as per the call of the
Forum, against the report of the Deloittee Committee, were held at the
SSA and Circle levels on 12.08.2014. Employees overwhelmingly
participated in those demonstrations throught the country. However, it
has been decided that the demonstration at the Corporate Office would be
held on 21.08.2014. Accordingly, a lunch hour demonstration will take
place at the Corporate Office tomorrow.
rates may fall, as TRAI lowers access charge.
According to a decision announced by
the TRAI on 24th July, customers can choose their International Long
Distance Operator ( ILDO ), for speaking ISD calls, by purchasing
calling cards from that ILDO. For this, the ILDO has to pay an 'access
charge' to the local service
provider. This access charge has been decided by the TRAI, and was
announced yesterday. According to this announcement, access charge will
be 40 paise per minute for wireless service and Rs.1.20 per minute for
wireline service. As a result of this announcement, competition is
expected to increase, and ISD rates are expected to fall.
Dharnas on 26.08.2014, at SSA levels, on the demands of the casual and
The BSNL Casual and Contract Workers
Federation has decided to organise dharnas on 26.08.2014, at SSA levels
(in front of GM / TDM offices), urging the BSNL Management to settle the
long pending problems of the casual and contract workers. The Central
Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU, held at New Delhi on 20.07.2014, has
decided that the Union should take all out efforts to make the
agitational programme of the casual and contract workers a grand
success. Hence, CHQ calls upon the circle and district Secretaries to
take initiative, to organise the dharna effectively. Special attention
should be taken to mobilise the regular employees in large numbers in
the dharna. Details regarding the demands for the agitation is uploaded
on CHQ website on 24.07.2014.
Recruitment Rules of the cadre of TTA approved by BSNL Board.
It is understood that the BSNL Board
has given it's approval for the new Recruitment Rules of the cadre of
TTA. It is also learnt that the Board has approved the payment of an
incentive of Rs.800/- per month, to those who look after the charge of
Hindi Translator. However, it is disappointing to learn, that the Board
has kept pending the issues of E1 pay scale and new Recruitment Rules of
the cadre of JTO.
writes to the Hon'ble Minister of Communications, urging rejection of
the demand of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), for
reallocation of the 900MHz spectrum, being held by the BSNL.<<<view
Bank Governor cautions that merger of banks should not affect the
Now days, much is being talked about
the merger of smaller Public Sector Banks with bigger Public Sector
Banks. For example, it is being proposed that the State Bank group of
banks should be merged with the main State Bank of India. Expressing his
opinion on the merger of banks, shri Raghuram Rajan, the Reserve Bank
Governor, has cautioned that the proposed merger of banks should not
affect the health of the banks which are already in good financial
position. Shri Raghuram Rajan had been the Chief Economist of the IMF,
and he knows what will be the impact of unmindful mergers. The caution
made by the Reserve Bank Governor, well applies to the merger of BSNL,
with MTNL, which has already become sick. The people who are blindly
proposing the merger, should understand that the proposed merger will
irrevocably affect BSNL, which has just started showing signs of
telecom companies are out to snatch BSNL's 900 MHz spectrum.
The Cellular Operator's Association of
India (COAI) has requested the government to take over a portion of the
900MHz spectrum that BSNL is presently having, and make it available for
the spectrum auctioning, that is to take place early next year. The
900MHz spectrum that BSNL is having in all the 22 circles wherein it is
providing services, is very efficient compared to the spectrum in other
bands such as 1800MHz. The 900MHz spectrum is presently being used by
BSNL for voice services, as well as for providing high-speed data
services. However, in future, BSNL can also provide 4G service with this
900MHz spectrum, by adopting the LTE technology. This is the reason why
the private companies want to snatch BSNL's spectrum in the 900MHz. If
the demand of the COAI is accepted by the government, it will be a big
blow for BSNL's future plans of providing 4G service. The employees have
to unitedly defeat the game plan of the private operators.
going on in full swing, to make the demonstration at Corporate
Office, on 21.08.2014 successful, against the report of the Deloittee
BSNLEU is taking serious efforts to
make the demonstration at Corporate Office, to be held on 21-08-2014,
successful. The Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations has given call to
conduct this programme against the report of the Deloittee Committee.
Preparatory meeting was held on 12.08.2014, at Corporate Office and on
14.08.2014 at NTR circle, attended by com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, com.
M.C. Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), com. R.S. Chauhan, Org.
Secretary (CHQ) and com. Kamal Sah, CS, Corporate Office. It was
decided in the both meetings that BSNLEU shall mobilise maximum number
of employees to make the programme successful.
for the Casual Labourers – Discussion held with GM (Estt.).
BSNL Employees Union has raised the
demand for gratuity to the Casual Labourers who are yet to be
regularised by the Department. A discussion was held with the Management
on 12th August, on the same subject. Com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, com.
M.C. Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met Shri R.K. Goyal, GM (Estt.)
and highlighted our logic on the demand to the Management. It will be
appropriate that as per the Labour Act these casual labourers also
should come under the purview of the gratuity. It is unfortunate that
though the concern CGM’s have send a series of letters to the Corporate
Office to get the necessary approval in this regard, but it is still
pending in the Corporate Office. After patiently hearing the logic of
the demands, GM (Estt.) has assured that positive action will be taken
at the earliest.
are being harassed to get GPF advance – Discussion held with CMD BSNL
and Member (Finance), DoT.
According to the BSNL Management, the
DoT is not serious to make payment to the BSNL particularly in the case
of the GPF advance. Staffs are being facing the difficulties to get the
GPF advance during last one year on plea of non-availability of fund.
The matter was discussed with CMD on 11th August, and with Member
(Finance), DoT, on 13th August. It was told to CMD that more funds
should be allotted for the GPF advance as Pooja festival is knocking of
the door and employees have good requirement for the money. He assured
that after consultation with the ED (Finance), suitable action would be
taken. On 13th August, similar discussion took place with Ms. Annie
Moraes, Member (Finance) DoT. She assured that case will be look into
and if necessary some mechanism can be framed, so that the staff can get
the GPF advance directly from the concerned CCA units.
Ground Appointment – A new policy is going to be framed by the Corporate
Com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, com. M.C.
Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met Shri Neeraj Verma, GM (SR), and
Shri R.K. Goyal, GM (Estt.), on 12th August, 2014 for holding of HPC
meeting for the CG Appointment. It is learnt from the both officers that
department is going to finalise a new scheme for the CG Appointment.
According to this scheme Corporate Office will finalize the parameters
and circle office will arrange the HPC meeting for the CG Appointments.
A list of the approved candidates can be prepared and earmarked
vacancies can be filled up from the list.
is going on for a good gathering on 21st August, in Corporate Office for
the demonstration programme against Deloittee Committee recommendation.
Staffs are very serious in Delhi to
make a good gathering on 21st in the Corporate Office. Both Circle Union
in Corporate Office and NTR Circle has arranged campaign programme in
this purpose in their area. Meeting held on 12.08.2014, at Corporate
Office and on 14.08.2014 at NTR office where Com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS
and Com. M.C. Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), com. R.S. Chauhan, Org.
Secretary (CHQ) and com. Kamal Shah, CS, Corporate Office were present
in the meeting. It was decided in the both meeting that BSNLEU will take
initiative to mobilise the maximum number of membership under the banner
of Forum in the programme. They will also publish pamphlet and posters
on the subject.
is not only the solution – Observation of the broadband cell of the
Corporate Office has expressed its
unhappiness regarding the performance of the circles for outsourcing of
wirelines broadband service including installation and maintenance.
Recently the broadband cell of the Corporate Office has stopped the
circle administration not to make further agreement with the vendors for
the outsourcing of broadband maintenance. In this connection they have
issued a circular on 06th August, asking Head of Circles about the
status of the customer before and after outsourcing. It will be
appropriate to mention here that while Management is considering the
Deloittee committee recommendations who have advocated outsourcing of
the total operation and maintenance job, the observation of the
broadband cell of the Corporate Office is altogether different. As per
their observation, the customer satisfaction and reduction of fault
rates does not appear tenable as the circles who have entered in
maintenance contract have registered negative growth for the broadband
District Conference Notification.<<click
Welfare Board meeting
will be held on 04.09.2014.
Notification has already been issued by
the Management to hold the meeting of the Staff Welfare Board
on 22-08-2014. This meeting stands postponed and will be held
writes to the Member (Finance) of the Telecom
her intervention, to resolve the problem of belated / denial of payment
of GPF advance to BSNL employees.<<click
Welfare meeting likely to be postponed
It is learnt that the
Staff Welfare Board meeting may be postponed once again. In the
discussion with the GM (Admn.) on 11.08.2014, it was told that due to
the Heads of Circles meeting to be held on the same day, i.e.,
on 22.08.2014, it is not possible to hold the Staff Welfare Board
meeting also. Further, it was proposed that the Staff Welfare Board
meeting may be held in the first week of September. Sports and Cultural
Board meeting will be held in the month of October.
opposition to the recommendations of Deloittee Committee conveyed to the
Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri,
President, and com. Animesh Mitra, Dy. GS, met CMD BSNL, yesterday
the 11.08.2014, and conveyed to him the resentment of the employees
against the retrograde recommendations of M/s Deloittee Committee. It
was told by the Leaders that the recommendations for centralization and
merger of the SSAs activities, total outsourcing of O&M works,
downsizing of the staff strength, closure of Telecom Factories & Civil
Wing and discontinuation of Sr.TOA cadre etc. are not at all acceptable
to BSNLEU. It was also intimated to him that the demonstration programme
will be organized on 12th August, under the banner of the Forum,
throughout the country, against the Deloittee Committee's
recommendations. The CMD BSNL, assured to look into the matter.
powerful demonstrations today, against the report of the Deloittee
Forum of Unions and Associations of
BSNL has given call, to conduct protest demonstrations at circle and SSA
levels today, against the report of the Deloittee Committee. CHQ calls
upon our comrades to make the call a success, by massively mobilising
the employees. Please send report to the CHQ.
Secretary to undergo an eye surgery this weekend.
Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, will undergo an eye
surgery this weekend at Chennai. He is expected to join the CHQ
on 22.08.2014. Com.Animesh Mitra,Dy.GS, will be available in the CHQ.
rent arrears to BSNL from Private Companies.
It is unfortunate that when BSNL is
facing serious financial crisis, the Management has failed to collect an
amount of Rs.41 crores arrears payment from the private telecom
companies towards the rent for sharing for BSNL Towers. Same issue was
raised by our union when discussion was held with the Management on the
issue of formation of separate tower company. BSNL Employees Union had
opined that we should more careful and cautious to collect more revenue
from the private operators through tower sharing instead of formation of
separate tower company. But it is alarming to all of us that even we
have failed to collect the money from the operators in this crucial
has purchased 1269 towers from the open market, keeping idle its own
It is learnt from the Parliament
replies that BSNL has purchased 1269 towers at a cost Rs.71.26 crore
from equipment vendors over last 8 years. It is unfortunate that when
our Telecom Factories are facing tremendous crisis due to shortage of
orders for manufacturing towers, the company has spent huge money. At
the same time the department has also confirmed that the tower materials
to manufacture 1100 towers are available in our telecom factories. So
question will come automatically that when material is available in the
factory, why company is purchasing telecom towers from the outsiders
of the JAC postponed.
The next meeting of the National JAC,
scheduled to be held at New Delhi on 11.08.2014, has been postponed, due
to the health condition of the Convener. The next date of the meeting
will be announced shortly.
by Forum, against the report of the Deloittee Committee, is to be held
at Corporate Office on 21.08.2014, instead of 12.08.2014.
Forum has already given call to conduct
protest demonstrations on 12.08.2014, against the report of the
Deloittee Committee. In view of the change in the dates of the HOCC,
Forum has decided that the demonstration at Corporate Office will
take place on 21.08.2014. At circle and SSA levels, the demonstration
will take place as per the original schedule, i.e., on 12.08.2014.
profit or loss - Hon'ble MoC has expressed the views of the govt. in
of Circles Conference postponed to August 21st and
The Heads of Circle Conference (HOCC),
which has been scheduled to be held at New Delhi, on 12th and
13th August has
been postponed. The Conference will now be held on 21st and
powerful demonstrations on 12.08.2014, against the retrograde report of
the Deloittee Committee.
Hold powerful demonstrations on
12.08.2014, against the retrograde report of the Deloittee Committee.
The Forum of the Unions and Associations of BSNL, has called upon the
employees to hold powerful demonstrations at the Corporate Office,
Circle Office and SSA levels on 12.08.2014, against the retrograde
recommendations of the Deloittee Committee. CHQ calls upon all the
Circle and District Unions to implement the call successfully.
Office writes to circles regarding speedy settlement of revision of
pre-2006 pension cases.<<click
Office sends reminder
of anomaly in pension of BSNL employees retired within ten months of
their absorption in BSNL w.e.f. 01.10.2000.<<click
Day successfully observed all over the country.
As per the call of the JAC, Demands Day
is successfully observed today, by wearing badges and
conducting lunch hour demonstrations. Non-Executives throughout the
country massively participated in this programme and recorded
their resentment towards the non-settlement of their long pending
problems. CHQ heartily congratulates the Non-Executives for making the
programme a resounding success.
Day" on 07-08-2014 is the beginning.
Conduct it massively.
Get ready for more serious struggles.
Total neglect of the
genuine grievances of the Non-Executives has become the
order of the day in BSNL. Anything and everything is being
made available to the top officers. Financial position of
the Company does not come in the way for that matter. But,
so far as the Non-executives are concerned, they should not
raise any demand till the Company becomes profit-making once
again. This double standard of the Management cannot
continue for long. Struggle alone can put an end to this
hypocrisy. Observing Demands Day on 07.08.2014, by
conducting Lunch Hour Demonstrations and wearing badges is
only the beginning. Do it massively. More serious forms of
struggles are in the pipe-line. Get ready for it.
plans to start Telecom Finance Corporation.
The government is planning to start a
Non-Banking Infrastructure Finance Corporation, called Telecom
Finance Corporation. Quoting the Telecom Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad,
the Economic Times has reported that the Telecom Finance Corporation
will come under the administrative control of the DoT, and will start
functioning by 2017. Sources of funding for the TFC
will be through issue of taxable and tax-free bonds. Other sources will
be the Asian Development Bank, World Bank and the IMF.
raises landline and broadband tariffs Upto 40%.
Airtel has raised it's landline
and broadband tariffs upto 40%. The company has stated the the tariff
hike is due to the increase in the cost of inputs. Airtel is having 14
lakh land line customers.
Office letter on grant of cash award to Sportspersons for achieving
excellence in International Tournaments/Meets during 2013.<<click
Office letter on grant of cash award to Sportspersons for achieving
excellence in National Tournaments/Meets during 2013.<<click
30 POINT DEMANDS . [Click
and MTNL sign pact with ONGC.
BSNL and MTNL have signed an agreement
with the ONGC. This agreement will be for a period of 5 years. According
to this agreement, BSNL and MTNL will provide land line and mobile
services, as well as leased circuit services to ONGC, all over the
country. The agreement was signed by the Director (T&FS) of the ONGC,
shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL and Shri P.K. Purwar (CMD MTNL).
massive nationwide demonstrations on 12-08-2014,
against the retrograde report of the Deloittee Committee.
The Forum of BSNL Unions and
Associations, which held it's meeting yesterday the 04.08.2014, has
given call to the BSNL employees to conduct massive nation wide
demonstrations on 12.08.2014, protesting against the retrograde report
of the Deloittee Committee. The Report is completely anti-worker in
nature. CHQ of BSNLEU has already written a detailed letter to the CMD
BSNL on 04.08.2014, opposing the Deloittee committee's report, lock,
stock and barrel. Circle and District secretaries are requested to use
this letter for organising the employees, against the report. CHQ
requests each and every one of the comrades of BSNLEU to ensure that the
demonstration on 12.08.2014 becomes a resounding success.
government faced with problems in passing the Insurance Bill in the
The Bill to increase FDI limit to 49%
in the Insurance Sector, could not be taken up in the Rajya Sabha
yesterday the 04.08.2014, due to the determined resistance by the
opposition parties. There are 250 members in the Rajya Sabha, out of
which the ruling BJP's strength is only 64. Hence, the BJP took hectic
efforts to get the support of the Congress Party, to pass the Bill in
the Rajya Sabha, Even though the Congress Party is in favour of
increasing the FDI limit to 49%, due to political compulsions, it has
decided not to facilitate a free hand to the BJP. It is demanding that
the Bill should be referred to the Select Committee of the Parliament.
In any case the Narendra Modi government is faced with problems to pass
the Bill for the time being. We cannot predict what will
happen tomorrow. The Insurance employees are determined to go on strike,
on the day when the Bill is taken up in the Rajya Sabha. The circle and
District Unions of BSNLEU should conduct powerful demonstrations in
support of the strike on that day.
strongly opposes the report of Deloittee Committee and demands the
Management to discuss it with the Unions and Associations.<<view
of CHQ quota through NEFT- District Secretaries to note please.
CHQ has already sent a circular to all
the District Secretaries, wherein the details of CHQ's bank account, for
remittance of quota through NEFT, were provided. However, it is observed
that still some District Secretaries have written to the CHQ asking for
the details of the bank account. A copy of the circular which is already
sent, is once again being uploaded on the website. District Secretaries
are requested to take a print out of the details of the bank account,
and are requested to hand it over to the concerned AO, with a request to
send the CHQ quota directly to the CHQ, through NEFT.<<click
opposition in the Rajya Sabha, to the Bill which seeks to increase FDI
in the Insurance sector.
The Narendra Modi government is hell
bent to raise the FDI in the Insurance sector to 49%, to please the
World Bank and Multi National Companies. The Bill is not likely to be
passed in the Rajya Sabha, since the opposition parties are not likely
to allow the Bill to be passed so easily. The Congress Party is likely
to demand that the Bill should be referred to the Select Committee.
However, CHQ wishes to remind that our comrades should conduct protest
demonstrations throughout the country, on the day when the Insurance
employees go on strike, against the increase in FDI to 49%
Office letter on Sanchar Krida Award for outstanding Sportspersons in
BSNL for the year 2013.<<click
will doom BSNL. (Article
of Telecrusader August, 2014).<<click
Office letter on database of BSNL employees (both Executives as well as
of Junior Hindi Translators through LICE to be held on 9th November,
urged the Corporate Office to announce the date of implementation of EPF
Corporate Office has already issued
order to the field units to implement EPF scheme for the casual
labourers and TSMs. However, the Corporate Office has not specified the
date from which this scheme is to be implemented. BSNLEU has demanded
that the scheme should be implemented from 01.10.2000, since all these
casual labourers and TSMs are working from the period of DoT. The issue
was again discussed with the GM (Estt.) by Com.P.Abhimanyu, yesterday
the 30.07.2014. The GM (Estt.) replied that the issue is being discussed
in the Corporate Office, and that a decision would be intimated to the
circles by the end of August.
formation of JAC at circle and district levels, and make all out
preparations to make the "Demands Day" a grand success.
Many circle unions have informed the
formation of the JAC in their circles. However, nothing is heard in this
regard from other circles. CHQ calls upon the circle and district unions
to immediately form the JAC in all circles and districts, by
coordinating with the other unions and associations of the
Non-Executives. "Demands Day" should be effectively organised
on 07.08.2014, by wearing demands badge, and also by conducting lunch
hour demonstrations. CHQ earnestly requests circle and district
secretaries to give utmost importance to this work.
Allocation of Drop wire, to various circles by the Corporate Office, for
the year 2014-15.<<click
Office circular to all CGM's, on encashment
of EL at the time of availing LTC by Govt. Employees on deemed
deputation to BSNL.<<click
meeting of AIBDPA being held at Coimbatore.
The Central Executive Committee meeting
of All India BSNL and DoT Pensioners Association (AIBDPA) is being held
at Coimbatore on 29th and
30th July, 2014.
General Secretary, BSNLEU, could not participate in the meeting, due to
his preoccupation. BSNLEU conveys its revolutionary greetings to the
meeting and also wishes it all success. BSNLEU also assures of its
fullest cooperation for the settlement of the genuine grievances of the
with GM (Pers.), BSNL CO.
Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, met shri
S.S.Agarwal, BSNL CO, and apprised him of the situation prevailing in
Kerala circle, due to the ongoing struggle of SNEA. He apprised the GM
(Pers.) that the service in the country's topmost profit earning circle
is deteriorating day by day, because of the arrogant behaviour of the
CGM, Kerala, and requested that the Corporate Office should step in
before it is too late. The GM (Pers.) assured that the matter would be
writes to the CMD BSNL, on the issue of regularisation of left out
growth and poverty alleviation - Editorial
of Tele Crusader August, 2014.<<click
items to be discussed in the 11th Staff
Welfare Board meeting which will be held on 22.08.2014.<<click
Board meeting to take place on 22.08.2014.
BSNLEU has consistently been urging the
BSNL Management, to convene the meeting of the BSNL Staff Welfare Board,
which met last in the year 2011. BSNLEU also urged the new CMD to hold
the meeting expeditiously. As a result of this, the Management has
notified to hold the Welfare Board meeting on 22.08.2014, BSNLEU has
already submitted it’s agenda items for this meeting.<<view
Office letter on representation of SC, ST, OBC, Minorities and the Women
on Selection Board/Committee.<<view
a drive to complete the collection of Rs.100/- from each member –
Decision of the Central Secretariat meeting.
The Central Secretariat meeting of
BSNLEU, held at New Delhi on 20.07.2014, seriously viewed the slackness
on the part of many circle unions, in the matter of implementing the
decision of the 7thAll India Conference, held at Ludhiana, to
collect Rs.100/- from each member, at the time of payment of 78.2% IDA
merger. The All India Conference decided to raise this donation to repay
the outstanding Bank Loan of Rs.1.40 crore, that was taken to purchase
the K.G. Bose Bhawan. Hence, the meeting of the Central Secretariat has
called upon the Circle and District unions, to launch a drive and
collect Rs.100/- from those members who have not given the donation so
far, and remit it to the CHQ at the earliest. The list of donations so
far received by CHQ is enclosed.<<click
being taken for the revival of BSNL and MTNL.
Reply given by Shri Ravi Shankar
Prasad, Hon'ble Minister for Communications and IT, on 11.07.2014 in the
solidarity demonstrations on the day when Insurance Employees go on
strike against increasing FDI limit to 49% in Insurance Sector.
The Narendra Modi government has
decided to increase Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit to 49% in the
Insurance Sector. Absolutely there is no justification for this. This is
nothing but a step to demolish the Public Sector Companies in the
Insurance Sector, and to allow the Multi National Companies to loot the
people's money. Public Sector Insurance Companies like LIC and GIC are
doing extremely well, and contribute in a big way for the 'Nation
Building's. Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, has stated that the
Congress Party had already assured its support to the government in this
regard. This is yet another evidence that proves that there is no
difference between the Congress Party and the BJP, as far as economic
policies are concerned. The government may take up the "Insurance Laws
(Amendment) Bill" for passing, when the Parliament resumes on 30th June.
The All India Insurance Employees Association (AIIEA) has already
decided to go on strike, the day on which the Bill is taken up for
consideration in the Parliament. It is the duty of the BSNL employees to
express solidarity with the insurance employees, when they go on strike,
on an issue which is connected with the economic sovereignty of our
country. Hence, CHQ calls upon all the Circle and District Unions to
organise massive demonstrations, on the day when the Insurance employees
go on strike. CHQ calls upon our comrades to take this call very
seriously and do the maximum mobilisation to make this programme a
with GM (Admn.)
Com P.Abhimanyu, GS, and com.John
Verghese, Organising Secretary (CHQ), met shri A.K.Singhal, GM (Admn.)
and discussed about the inordinate delay in holding the meetings of the
Welfare Board and the Sports & Cultural Board. The GM told that his
earlier assurance to hold the meetings in the month of July could not be
fulfilled, in view of the Heads of Circles' Conference, which is being
held in August. However, he told that the Welfare Board Meeting would be
held on 22-08-2014, and that the Sports & Cultural Board Meeting would
be held in the month of September. The leaders urged the GM (Admn.) to
hold the meetings without any further postponements.
Circular No.07 - Organise
“Demands Day” powerfully on 07.08.2014. Organise JAC’s in all Circle and
Districts without further delay.<<click
Circular No.06 dated 24.07.2014.<<click
Casual Contract Workers Federation (BSNL CCWF) on struggle path - Join
enmasse and make the agitational programme of a grand success.
BSNL CCWF has given call for
agitational programme, to settle the long pending demands of the Casual
and Contract Workers. The CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at Rajkot in
February, 2014, discussed at length, the problems of the Casual Contract
Workers and has decided that BSNLEU should ensure that the agitational
programme of BSNL CCWF becomes a total success. Despite repeated orders
issued by BSNL Corporate Office, the Casual and Contract Workers are
being inhumanly exploited at the field level. Hence, all Circle and
District Secretaries are requested to ensure the enmasse participation
of our members in the following agitational programme:-
Programme of Action
at SSA level
– 26th August
to CGM Office
– 25th September
to CMD BSNL Office
– 15th October
(4) If the issues are not settled
call will be given for strike the date for which will
decided later. <<<View
charter of demands>>>
PLI formula: comrades are requested to send their views quickly.
BSNL Management is denying PLI to the
employees for the past three years, on the plea that the Company is not
earning profit. We have been consistently telling that PLI should not be
linked with profit. In the meeting held on 27.06.2014, with the JAC, the
Management had agreed that PLI will be linked only with the productivity
of the Company and not with profit. All along, DoT/BSNL employees were
getting PLI based on productivity only. Based on the decision taken on
27.06.2014, Management side has given some proposals, in the Joint PLI
Committee meeting held yesterday the 23.07.2014. In that proposals
(table), the achievements of BSNL in 2013–14 are given in column 3 as
the bench marks. These achievements are taken from the report submitted
by BSNL to TRAI. They are also called as KPI (Key Parameter Indicator).
The achievements (KPI) include landline / Broadband connections given,
disconnections, time within which connections are provided / faults are
attended, and many other things. Based on these bench marks (KPI),
targets to be achieved in 2014–15 for obtaining Excellent, Very Good and
Good Gradings are also given. Now we have to see whether the targets are
achievable or should be reduced. Suggestions have come that achievements
in FTTH, marketing etc. should also be included in the achievements
(KPI). Similar and other suggestions are invited. Comrades can also give
any other suggestion, as to how PLI can be evolved.
A meeting of the Joint Committee to
finalise the new PLI formula was held today the 23.07.2014. Com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS, represented BSNLEU in the meeting. As regards the new PLI
formula, it was decided in the meeting held on 27.06.2014, between the
JAC and the Management, that it would be based on productivity of the
Company and not based on the profitability. Accordingly, Management Side
had come with their proposals. We have to study this and give our
alternative proposals. Hence, comrades are requested to go through this
proposals and convey their views to the CHQ at the earliest.<<view
for payment of GPF advance.
In continuation of the discussion held
with the CMD, on 22.07.2014, on non-payment of GPF advance to the
employees, discussion was held with the Sr.GM (BFCI) today the
23.07.2014. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS
participated. The Sr.GM (BFCI) explained that the delay is only due to
the nil cash balance with the Corporate Office. However, she told that
efforts are being made to allot funds to the circles by coming Friday.
She further told that, even in the worst case, funds for GPF advance
would be allotted along the funds for salary.
Committee meeting held.
A meeting of the
reconstituted Designations Committee meeting was held today the
23.07.2014. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and
com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, attended the meeting on behalf of BSNLEU. In
the meeting, Smt. Madhu Arora, Sr.GM (Restructuring) stated that an
agreement is already signed in respect of change of designations of RM
and TM. She also said that the agreed new designation for RM is Telecom
Assistant and TM is Telecom
Technician. In respect of the remaining two major cadres, Management
Side proposed as follows:-
Office Associate (TOA)
BSNLEU rejected both
the proposals and demanded the following new designations.
The discussions are inconclusive and
further discussions will be held.
agenda items for discussion in the forthcoming 31st National
submitted by the Staff Side of the National Council, for discussion in
the 31stmeeting of the National Council.<<click
Secretary, BSNLEU and Secretary General, BSNLCCWF met CMD BSNL on Casual
Contract Workers issues.
A delegation of BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF met
CMD BSNL yesterday the 22.07.2014, on the issue of Casual and Contract
Workers long pending demands. They have highlighted the problems related
to regularisation, revision of wages, gratuity and social security
benefits etc. CMD BSNL has told that he has sympathy for these issues
and will look into them, though the Company's
financial position does not permit it. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Tapas
Ghosh, SG, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and com. Animesh Mitra,
Dy.GS were in the delegation team.
leaders met CMD BSNL and urged timely allotment of funds to circles for
payment of GPF advance.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri, President and com. Animesh Mitra, Dy. GS, met Shri A.N.Rai,
CMD BSNL and explained the hardships being undergone by the employees
due to non-payment of GPF advance. The leaders also apprised the CMD
that employees are very much agitated over this issue and urged him to
ensure timely allotment of funds to circles, by the Corporate Office.
The CMD assured to do the needful.
profit is at Rs.7825 crore and BSNL’s loss is at Rs.7085 crore.
It is stated by shri Ravi Shankar
Prasad, Hon’ble Moc in the Parliament, that MTNLs profit for the year
2013-14 was Rs. 7825 crore and BSNL’s loss was Rs.7085 crore.
MTNL made a loss of Rs.5321 crore in
the year 2012-13. However, due to certain steps taken by the government,
such as write back of provisions on account of pensionary liabilities
and spectrum amortization, MTNL has shown in it’s accounts that it has
made a profit of Rs.7825 crore. BSNL’s loss stood at Rs.7884 crore in
2012-13. It is reduced to Rs. 7085 crore in 2013-14
Committee meeting held.
The standing Committee of the National
Council met today the 22.07.2014. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri, President and com. Animesh Mitra, Dy. GS, participated from
BSNLEU. Most of the items are very old items, discussed in the National
Council, before 6th verification. Some important items discussed are as
of the Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU held at New Delhi on
Central Secretariat meeting held at New Delhi.
The Central Secretariat meeting of
BSNLEU was held at New Delhi on 20.07.2014. The meeting which was held
in K.G. Bose Bhawan, was presided over by com. V.A.N. Namboodiri,
President. The meeting started with flag hoisting. Com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri, President, hoisted the union red flag. Floral tribute were
paid at the martyrs column. The meeting stood in silence for a minute
and paid it’s respectful homage to the departed leaders. After approval
of agenda by the house, presidential address was delivered by com.
V.A.N. Namboodiri, President. Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary,
presented the note for discussion. In his speech the General Secretary,
highlighted the changed scenario in the country, in the backdrop of
which the meeting is taking place. He explained the anti-worker,
anti-people measures being followed by the Narendra Modi Government, the
efforts being made by the JAC to settle the problems of the
Non-Executives etc. 19 office-bearers participated in the discussion
that ensued. The meeting after through discussion took important
decisions with regards to the demands of the Non-Executives, Revival of
BSNL and strengthening of the organisation. <<<view
of the Committee, formed by BSNLEU’s Rajkot CEC meeting, to study the
implications of the merger of BSNL & MTNL.<<view
for discussion in the Committee for merger of BSNL & MTNL, presented by
Com. P. Asokababu, (VP, CHQ), Convener of the Committee.<<view
Office issues letter to the CGM’s for making necessary entries in the
service books / HRMS, about TSM service.
BSNLEU has long been demanding that the
TSM service of officials should be entered in the service books/HRMS of
the officials who had worked as TSM. But the Management was delaying
action in this regard. The issue was discussed in the last National
Council meeting. Even thereafter, BSNLEU was pressurising the Management
to implement the decision of the National Council meeting. It is a good
news that Corporate Office has finally issued letters to all the CGM’s
to make necessary entries in the service books/HRMS of the officials who
had worked as TSM. This is an important order. Circle and District
secretaries have to ensure that appropriate entries are made in the
service books/HRMS of all the officials who had worked as TSM, so that
50% of their TSM service counted for the fixation of their pension, at
the time of their retirement.<<view
of M/s. Deloittee consultant.
M/s. Deloittee consultant, appointed by
BSNL Management for the financial revival as well for HR planning, has
submitted it’s report. The Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU, held
at New Delhi yesterday, the 20.07.2014 has taken a bird’s eye view of
the report. No copy of the report has so far been provided to the Unions
and Associations. The Central Secretariat has decided that the
Management should discuss the report with the Unions before it’s
implementation. It is also decided to take up this issue with the Forum. <<view
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of BSNLEU’s Committee on merger of BSNL and MTNL.
A meeting of BSNLEU’s Committee on
merger of BSNL and MTNL took place at New Delhi today. The meeting is
attended by all the Committee members viz., com. V.A.N. Namboodiri,
President, com P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, com. P.
Asokababu, Vice President, com. Adhir Kumar Sen, Vice President, com.
R.L. Moudgil, AGS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, com. S.C. Bhattacharya,
treasurer, com. S. Chellappa, CS, Tamil Nadu, com. K. Mohan, CS, Kerala,
com. N.K. Nalawade, CS, Maharashtra and com. M.C. Balakrishna,
Organising Secretary (CHQ).
Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President,
presided over the meeting, which was held at K.G. Bose Bhawan.Com. P.
Abhimayu, GS, welcomed the Committee members and made a brief
introduction of the subject, in the back ground of the changed political
scenario. Com. P. Asokababu, Vice-President (CHQ) and convener of the
Committee presented the note for discussion.
The Committee members deliberated on
the pros and cons of the issue of merger of BSNL and MTNL. Finally, the
Committee came to the unanimous conclusion that the government should
not go ahead with the merger of BSNL and MTNL, without settling the
issues related to disinvestment and financial liability of MTNL, HR
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS finally summed up
the discussion and thanked all the committee members for sparing their
valuable time and coming to participate in the meeting.<<view