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COM JOHN VERGHESE RELECTED AS AGS AND COM SANDHYATAI GADGIL AS ORG SECRETARY OF BSNLEU AT THE 7TH AIC
 

 

Com. A. G. Gagare
Circle President
Com. Nagesh Nalawade
Circle Secretary
 

 

 

 

Make tomorrow’s one day strike a historic success.

The one day strike, called on by the JAC, is all set to start at 00:00 hrs., tomorrow the 27.11.2014. Reports received from various circles are very encouraging. The united might of the Non-Executive employees will teach a befitting reply to the lethargic and adamant Management. All circle and district secretaries are requested to organise effectively. BSNLEU expresses it’s revolutionary greetings to the entire Non-Executives in advance.

 

[26.11.2014]Organise powerful demonstrations in work places.

Powerful demonstrations shall be organized at work places tomorrow the 27.11.2014, highlighting the genuine demands of the Non-Executives. Sufficient publicity may be given in the media for the strike action. 

 

[26.11.2014]Hearty thanks SNEA and AIBSNLEA.

JAC has sought the support and solidarity of both the Executive Organisations, viz., SNEA and AIBSNLEA. Both the organisations have extended their support and solidarity. Circle and District Secretaries are requested to coordinate with SNEA and AIBSNLEA, for the grand success of the one day strike.

 

[26.11.2014]Conciliation with the RLC failed.

The Regional Labour Commissioner (Central) conducted a conciliation meeting between the JAC and BSNL Management today. No issue was settled in this conciliation, since the Management continued to be adamant. Thus, the conciliation ended without any result. The next date for conciliation is fixed as 05.01.2015.

 

[26.11.2014]Corporate Office letter on modification sought in BSNL Employees Transfer Policy.<<click here>>

 

26.11.2014 INTIMATION OF STRIKE NOTICE TO CGMT MAHARASHTRA<<click here>>

 

26.11.2014 DIARY FOR NON EXECUTIVE STAFF<<click here>>

 

[26.11.2014]Talks held with Management failed. Go ahead with the strike with full strength.

Talks were held between the JAC and the Management at 1700 hrs, yesterday the 25.11.2014. Neither the Director (HR), nor any Director of the Board was present in the talks. This is the seriousness that Management is having in respect of the strike of 1,86,000 Non-Executive employees. Not even a single issue was settled in the talks. Those who were present in the talks from the Management side, were very casual in respect of settlement of the problems. The JAC meeting, which was held after the talks, unanimously decided to go ahead with the strike. Circle and district unions are requested to organise the strike with full strength and make it 100% success. Meet each and every employee in the work spot and motivate them to participate in this historic struggle. 

 

[26.11.2014]Conciliation with the RLC is to take place today.

The Regional Labour Commissioner has invited both the JAC and the Management for conciliation today, at 1100 hrs. A miracle is not likely to happen, since the Management is very adamant. Outcome of the conciliation will be communicated immediately after it is over. Carry on with the preparations for the strike.

 

[25.11.2014]Corporate Office letter on amendment in BSNL Employees Transfer Policy.<<click here>>

 

 

[25.11.2014]Talks to be held between the JAC and the Management today.

Talks are being held between the JAC and the Management at 1700 hrs. today the 25.11.2014, on the 30 point charter of demands. CHQ wishes to inform that the strike will definitely take place, if Management does not come up with a settlement for the demands. Preparations for the strike should continue to go on with full tempo. 

 

[25.11.2014]CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, demanding extension of the Rs.200/- SIM facility to the employees working in MTNL areas, and also to provide, ‘off not’ call facility on the SIM.<<view letter>>

 

[24.11.2014]Press release of JAC, in connection with the one day strike taking place on 27.11.2014.<<click here>>

[24.11.2014]CHQ writes to the Circle Secretaries of West Bengal, Kolkata, Telecom Factory and Telecom Stores, pacing it’s appreciation on record, for successfully conducting the 7th AIC.<<view letter>>

[24.11.2014]CHQ writes to the Director (CM) regarding cheatings by the content providers in Kerala Circle.<<view letter>>

[24.11.2014]Only two more days left for the historic strike.

Dear comrades, only two more days are left for the historic one day strike to be held on 27.11.2014. It is historic because, for the first time after the formation of BSNL, a united strike, consisting almost all the unions and associations of the Non-Executives, is taking place for the settlement of the most genuine problems of the Non-Executives. CHQ requests all the leaders and comrades to meet each and every employee of BSNL and make the strike a total success. 

 

[24.11.2014]JAC may be called for talks.

BSNL Management has contacted the Convener and President of the JAC and has expressed their inclination to invite the JAC for talks. The talks may take place tomorrow, since the President of JAC is out of Delhi. However, CHQ wishes to inform that circle and district level JACs should continue to keep the tempo in mobilizing the employees. Strike will definitely take place if our reasonable demands are not accepted. There is no need for any let in the preparations for the strike.

[22.11.2014]Indonesian President flies in economy class. BSNL’s top officers fly in business class.
Joko Widodo, the newly elected Indonesian President, surprised every one yesterday, when he travelled in an economy class flight to Singapore. The President said that he did not prefer to fly in his official VIP jet, since he was going to Singapore on a family visit. We just compare Joko Widodo to the top officers of BSNL. Our officers fly in only in business class and stay only in star hotels. But, when the employees demand settlement of their very genuine problems, they say Company is running in loss. It is highly hypocritical that our top officers are reminded of Company's financial position, only when the employees demand settlement of their genuine grievances. They don't remember it when they travel in business class or stay in star hotels.

[22.11.2014]Allotment of accommodation in K.G. Bose Bhawan at New Delhi.

Accommodation is being provided to our comrades in K.G. Bose Bhawan at New Delhi. The demand for providing accommodation is increasing fast. While decision is already taken to arrange more number of rooms, we have also to consider the request of maximum number of comrades. It is observed that at present requests being received for providing accommodation up to 10 days at a stretch. In view of the limited number of rooms available, it is informed that accommodation can be provided for three days only. Extension for more number of days will be done based on availability of vacant rooms. This will help us to provide accommodation to maximum number of comrades. Circle and District Secretaries are requested to keep this in mind, while forwarding requests to the CHQ. 

 

[22.11.2014]Only four more days left for the strike. Put in maximum efforts and make the strike a resounding success.

Dear comrades, only four more days are left for the one day strike. CHQ requests all the circle and district secretaries, as well as the active comrades to put in maximum efforts to make each and every employee to participate in the strike. For the first time after formation of BSNL, all the major unions and associations are going on strike for the settlement of the burning problems of the Non-Executives. Hence, make the strike 100% success. The Management should understand that they cannot continue to ill-treat the Non-Executive employees any more. 

 

[22.11.2014]BSNLEU seeks the intervention of the Hon’ble Minister of Labour, Govt. of India.

BSNLEU has written to the Hon’ble Minister of Labour, Govt. of India, inviting his attention to the road blocks being created by the BSNL Management, for the peaceful settlement of the burning problems of the Non-Executives, across the negotiating table.<<view letter>>

 

[22.11.2014]BSNLEU once again writes to the Management, demanding grace marks/relaxation for the candidates who appeared JTO LICE last year.<<view letter>>

 

[22.11.2014]Judgement of the Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh, on revaluation in examinations.<<view order>>

 

[21.11.2014]Lunch hour demonstrations and gate meetings conducted successfully throughout the country.

As per the call of the JAC, Lunch hour demonstrations and Gate meetings have taken place very successfully throughout the country. Leaders have explained in detail about the justified demands of the Non-Executives to the employees as well as about the negative and unhelpful attitude of the Management. CHQ requests all the circle and district secretaries to gear up the preparations and make the strike a historic success. 

 

[21.11.2014]AIBDPA conducts successful March to Sanchar Bhawan.

All India BSNL and DoT Pensioners Association (AIBDPA) conducted a very successful March to the Sanchar Bhawan yesterday the 20.11.2014, demanding early settlement of pension revision based on 78.2% IDA merger, as well as other justified demands of the retirees. More than 1000 pensioners participated in the rally and raised slogans, pressing settlement of the issues. The March was addressed by com. S.K. Vyas, Secretary General of BCPC and NCCPA, com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor, AIBDPA, com. K.G. Jayaraj, General Secretary, AIBDPA and com. Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU. CHQ heartily congratulates AIBDPA for conducting the successful March to Sanchar Bhawan.

 

[21.11.2014]JAC decides not to participate in today’s talks with Management.

An emergency meeting of the JAC was held at New Delhi today. Com. Chandeswar Singh, President, presided over the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener welcomed every one and explained the purpose of the meeting. The invitation letter of the Management, inviting only the Recognised Unions for the talks to be held today the 21.11.2014, to discuss the strike demands, was placed before the house. The meeting unanimously decided not to participate in the talks. Further it is also decided to take all out efforts to make the strike a historic success. 

[21.11.2014]JAC writes to the CMD BSNL, demanding to hold talks with the JAC, on the demands contained in the strike notice.<<view letter>>

 

 

[20.11.2014]Corporate Office letter on four hours daily off to sportspersons selected to represent BSNL.<<click here>>

 

[20.11.2014]Corporate Office letter on 10th meeting of BSNL Sports & Cultural Board.<<click here>>

 


[20.11.2014]
Letter of the Management, inviting for talks, on the demands contained in the charter of demands for the strike notice.

Letter of the Management, inviting both the Recognised Unions, to discuss the charter of demands contained in the strike notice for the One Day strike is received. But, once again the Management has mischievously invited only the two Recognised Union, whereas the strike notice was served by the JAC. It is also mentioned that, as per Rules, Management will hold discussion only with the Recognised Unions. This is a clear-cut attempt of the Management to break the unity of the Non-Executives. Whether to participate in the talks or not, will be decided after consulting the constituents of the JAC.<<<view letter>>>

[20.11.2014]Notice for indefinite Strike from 3rd February, 2015 by  BSNL Executives and Non-Executives.<<view notice>>

[19.11.2014]Notice for indefinite strike served on CMD BSNL.
The Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations have already taken decision to go on indefinite strike w.e.f. 03.02.2015, demanding action by the government, as well as by the BSNL Management, for the revival of BSNL. The notice for the indefinite strike was served on the CMD BSNL today the 19.11.2014.

[14.11.2014]CHQ Circular No.1 - Hindi.<<click here>>

[19.11.2014]CHQ writes to the Hon'ble Home Minister, Govt. of India, on extending relaxed standards to the SC/ST employees, who appeared in promotional exams from 22.07.1997 to 08.09.2000, or whose results were declared during this period.<<view letter>>

[19.11.2014]Management invites the JAC for talks.

BSNL Management has proposed to hold talks with the JAC, on the demands contained in the charter of demands for the one day strike, that is to take place on 27-11-2014. The talks are expected to take place at 1500 hrs on 21-11-2014, for which notice is likely to be issued today

 

[17.11.2014  MINUTES OF 2ND CCM<<click here>>

 

[18.11.2014]Decisions of the JAC meeting held at New Delhi on 18-11-2014.

A meeting of the National level JAC was held at New Delhi today the 18-11-2014. The meeting was presided over by Com . Chandeswar Singh, President of the JAC. Com.P.Abhimanyu, Convener, JAC, welcomed every one and briefed the house regarding the preparations done so far to conduct the strike effectively. The meeting reviewed the preparations being made in various circles in this regard. After detailed discussions, the following decisions are taken unanimously.

1)  Reports received from various circles are very encouraging and show that preparations are going on very seriously in all circles. JAC requests that the remaining days should also be utilised to make the strike 100% successful.

2)   The lunch hour demonstrations and gate meetings, to be held on 20-11-2014, should be organised massively, since it will help to make the strike successful.

3)  It was decided that the strike shall be a stay - out strike, and it will take place from 0000 hrs to 0000 hrs on 27-11-2014.

4)  Massive demonstrations should take place in front of all the offices on the day of the strike, ie., on 27-11-2014. This will take the message to the people about our strike.

5)  It is decided that the JAC should give appeal to all the associations of the Executives,  requesting them to extend cooperation and solidarity.  This appeal should be given at the All India, Circle and District levels.

 

[18.11.2014]Corporate Office letter on modification sought in transfer policy.<<click here>>

 

[18.11.2014]CHQ writes to GM (Rectt.) on switching over to online exam.<<view letter>> 

 

[18.11.2014]Letter to all CGM's from Shri Anupam Shrivastava, Director (Consumer Mobility), BSNL.<<view letter>> 

 

[17.11.2014]Economic recovery: Corporates are disappointed.

Indian corporates and their media were painting a rosy picture before the Parliament elections, that the country’s economy will be revived if Narendra Modi becomes Prime Minister. But the Economic Times, the mouth piece of the corporates, has published a news today the 17.11.2014, that the initial euphoria, that arose after Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister in May, has started to fade away. The ET has given an example that the sale of passenger vehicle this year will be 2 lakh lesser than the vehicles sold in 2012. This is happening despite the steep fall in the fuel price. Narendra Modi is also following the same Neo Liberal Policies followed by the Congress, and soon it is going to be proved that he has no solution for the economic problems of the country. 

 

[17.11.2014]Do not close down loss making / sick PSUs.

It is reliably learnt that the Narendra Modi government has taken steps for the closure of PSUs like Hindustan Photo Films, HMT Watches, Hindustan Cables, Thungabatra Steel, etc. These closure is being done under the pretext that these PSUs have become sick. It is also reported that the govt. has planned to close down another 15 loss making PSUs in the next round. We know how the profit making BSNL was converted into a loss making PSU. Thus, PSUs become loss making or sick only because of the anti-PSU policies of the government. Hence, the govt. should take appropriate steps to revive the loss making/sick PSUs, instead of closing them down. 

 

[17.11.2014]Hold circle and district level JACs tomorrow.

The National JAC, which met on 13.11.2014 at New Delhi, has directed that all circle and district level JACs should meet on 18.11.2014, for the purpose of effectively organising the one day strike that is to take place on 27.11.2014. Hence, CHQ requests all the circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU to ensure that the JAC meetings are conducted in all circles and districts.

 

[17.11.2014]Corporate Office letter on purchase of diaries.<<click here>>

 

[15.11.2014]Send membership particulars expeditiously to the CHQ.

CHQ has already requested the circle unions, to provide with district wise membership of BSNLEU, as well as all of other unions and associations. Some circles have sent the requisite particulars. But the details have not come from most of the circles.  Hence, CHQ requests the remaining circle secretaries also to immediately send the membership details to the CHQ.

 

[15.11.2014]Government may provide BSNL with Rs.11,000 crore loan, for  merger with MTNL.

The huge amount of loan that MTNL is having, is one of the reasons why the unions and associations in BSNL are opposing the proposed merger of BSNL and MTNL. Rs.14,600 crore is said to be MTNL's debt. A report that has come in the media says that the government is proposing to give a soft loan to the tune of Rs.11,000 crore to BSNL, to overcome this problem. Even if this report is correct, why BSNL should take over the burden of such a huge loan? Is this not tantamounts to transferring MTNL's loan burden to BSNL? Further, why BSNL should be burdened with the repayment of this loan and it's interest?

 

[15.11.2014]Air waves sharing and trading. 

In the name of scarcity of spectrum, spectrum sharing has become one agenda to DoT. The private telcos are now very much eager for their cost minimisation with an ulterior motive to make more profit. As such, now question has been raised about non availability of sufficient spectrum which causes low Broad band speed. One presentation from DoT reveals that Govt. is thinking about consolidation of telecom players which is one step towards felicitating sufficient spectrum to the private operators. The usual practice of giving benefit to the private telcos has become more predominant in the reign of the present BJP Govt. 

 

[14.11.2014]Forum decides to conduct massive campaign among employees and among the public, to make the indefinite strike successful.

Forum has already decided to go on an indefinite strike from 03.02.2015, demanding actions for the revival of BSNL. A meeting of the Forum took place at New Delhi yesterday the 13.11.2014 and chalked out campaign programme for effectively organising the indefinite strike. The meeting also decided to conduct a massive campaign among the public, and also to collect lakhs of signatures from them, in favour of revival of BSNL. The programme is as follows:-

 

11th  December, 2014                          -   Demands Day.

11th  to  20th December, 2014            -   Campaign among public & collection of signatures.

19th  December, 2014                          -   March to Parliament.

6th  to  8th, January, 2015                    -  Dharna.

 

[14.11.2014]BSNLEU pays it's richest tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 125th birth anniversary.

Today is the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, the architect of modern India. Nehru was a great secularist and played a major role in making India a Secular and Democratic Republic. His vision has helped India to maintain it's unity in diversity till today. In contrast, Pakistan chose to identify itself with a particular relegion, and became an Islamic country. But relegion could not keep that country united. Within 25 years, it got devided and Bangladesh was born.  Nehru also gave birth to the Indian Public Sector. He envisioned that the Public Sector is the foundation for India’s self - reliance and economic independence. Today, both his concepts of secularism and Public Sector are under attack. RSS, which is the mother organisation of the ruling BJP, has openly declared that India is the country of the Hindus. The Narendra Modi government, in persuance of the Neo-Liberal Economic Policies, is determined to kill the Public Sector. While paying our richest tributes to Jawaharl Nehru on his 125th birth anniversary, let us resolve to defend secularism and the Public Sector.  

 

 

[14.11.2014]Where do the children go missing?

It is Children's Day today. This day is being celebrated on 14th November every year, which is also the birth anniversary of Jawaharl Nehru. Let us see how children are being taken care in this country. A shocking news has come in today's newspapers that 12,591 children have gone missing in the states of Bihar, Assam, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, since 2011. Mind it, this figure relates only to four states. Then, one can imagine what will be the number of children who had gone missing from the remaining states. It is also true that in a good number of cases the police just don't care to register FIR. Recently, the Supreme Court summoned the Chief Secretary and the DGP of police of Bihar, and pulled them up for refusal of filing FIRs in Bihar, on missing children. From this, we can easily come to the conclusion that the number of missing children is abominably higher than the official figure. Now, where do these missing children actually go? On their own, these children do not go missing. The spine chilling fact is that, they are being kidnapped by criminal gangs and are being forced in to activities like prostitution, begging, drug trafficking, etc. Mafia gangs, having pan Indian networks, are involved in these horrifying crimes. It is sickening to note that the government machinery has totally and miserably failed all these years, in curtailing these mafia and to provide safety to children.

 

[14.11.2014]Sports Board meeting to be held on 10.12.2014.

BSNLEU has long been demanding that the meeting of the Sports Board should be held without further delay. Management has now decided that the meeting would take place on 10.12.2014.

 

[14.11.2014]CHQ Circular No.1 - Make the One Day Strike on 27.11.2014 a historic success.<<click here>>

 

[14.11.2014]CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on non-payment of pension commutation amount as well as DCRG amount to the retirees in Varanasi SSA.<<view letter>> 

 

[13.11.2014]BSNLEU demands Rs.200 SIM card to the employees working in MTNL areas.

BSNLEU is insisting that the Rs.200/- SIM card facility should be extended to the BSNL employees posted in MTNL areas also. Similarly, the Union is demanding that calls should also be permitted to other networks. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met shri A.K. Singhal, GM (Admn.), yesterday the 12.11.2014 and had detailed discussion. The GM (Admn.) has assured to do the needful.

 

[13.11.2014]Meeting with the GM (Estt.) in BSNL CO.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met shri R.K. Goyal, yesterday the 12.11.2014 and discussed the following issues. 

 

(i)         Wage loss of the employees appointed on or after 01.01.2007.

The GM (Estt.) told that the proposal for one additional increment has been approved by the Management Committee. (In the National Council meeting held on 25.09.2014, the Staff Side has categorically told that one increment is not enough and that they would continue to press for 30% fitment.) 

 

(ii)         CGA cases of Andhra Pradesh circle.

The General Secretary insisted that Group ‘C’ appointment should be given to the candidates who had already acquired graduation. The GM (Estt.) assured that the issue would be discussed with the CMD. 

 

(iii)       Settlement of victimisations in Varanasi.

The GM (Estt.) replied that the issue is already taken up with CGM, UP (East) and assured to settle soon. 

 

(iv)       Declaration of JTO LICE results in Gujarat circle.

CHQ has already demanded that the JTO LICE results, withheld in Gujarat circle due to reason connected with educational qualification, should be released. The GM (Estt.) replied that the issue is already taken up with the CGM, Gujarat. 

 

[13.11.2014]JAC meeting has decided to intensify the mobilisation for the One Day Strike on 27.11.2014.

A meeting of the JAC was held today the 13.11.2014 at New Delhi. Com. Islam Ahmed presided. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener welcomed all and briefed on the preparations made so far. The following decisions are taken. 

i)        The circle and district JACs should take every possible step to completely mobilise the Non-Executives in the strike. 

ii)      With a view to make the planning effective, the JAC calls upon that all the circle and district JACs throughout the country shall hold their meetings on 18.11.2014 and shall discuss about the manners in which effective mobilisation is to be made, to make the strike a total success. The JAC also calls upon the conveners of the circle and district JACs to ensure the participation of the entire constituents of the JACs, especially smaller organisations. 

iii)    Massive lunch-hour demonstrations, as well as gate meetings are to be organised throughout the country on 20.11.2014, to gear up the mobilisation for the strike. 

All circle and district secretaries are requested to fully implement the decision.

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on settlement of 30 point charter of demands.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on Communal Harmony.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on Casual / Contract Labours.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on Filling up of top Posts in BSNL.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on Revision of Labour Laws.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on wage revision and merger of DA.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on indefinite strike from 3.2.2015 for saving BSNL.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on participate in the National Protest Day programme on 5th December, 2014 called by Central Trade Unions.<<click here>>

 

[13.11.2014]One Day Strike Poster.<<English>> <<Hindi>> 

 

[13.11.2014]Corporate Office letter on method of pay fixation in IDA pay scale in respect of absorbed officials of BSNL.<<view letter>> 

 

[13.11.2014]Corporate Office letter to all CGMs on formation of Works Committees at SSA level.<<view letter>> 

 

[13.11.2014]Works Committees: What required is action and not letters alone.

Forum and BSNLEU are continuously focusing that the Works Committees remain only on paper. It is functioning only in a few places. Perhaps, the SSA level Management does not want to conduct the meetings of the Works Committees, due to the fear that they may be faced with embarrassing questions connected with the failing quality of services. This issue was effectively focused once again in the seminar conducted on 08.11.2014, in the All India Conference of BSNLEU, which was attended by two Directors of the BSNL Board. May be due to this, Corporate Office has issued one more “run of the mill” letter on 11.11.2014, to all the CGMs. What required is action and not only letters.

[12.11.2014]Intimating the newly elected office bearers of BSNL Employees Union to the BSNL Management.<<view letter>> 

 

[12.11.2014]Consultation note given by the Recruitment Branch of the Corporate Office.

Copy of the ‘consultation note’ provided by the Management, in the all union meeting held on 11.11.2014, to discuss the issue of switching over to “ON LINE” exams in BSNL. Circle Secretaries and CHQ office-bearers are requested to convey their views to the CHQ immediately.<<view consultation note>> 

 

[11.11.2014]Enough Evidence against Kumar Mangalam Birla and P.C. Parakh, former Coal Secretary.

The Supreme Court appointed Special public Prosecutor R.S. Cheema, has told the CBI special court, that these is prima facie evidence to proceed against industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and former Coal Secretary P.C. Parakh, in coal block allocation scam. It may be recollected that, the CBI filed FIR, against Kumar Mangalam Birla and P.C. Parakh in October last year. Immediately, all the corporates of India and their media cried foul. They certified that Kumar Mangalam Birla was a clean-handed person. Similarly, the former CAG Vinod Rai certified that P.C. Parakh was a man of integrity. Later on, the CBI closed down those FIRs. But now, the Supreme court appointed Special Public Prosecutor, as well as the Lawyers representing the CBI, have said that there are enough evidence to proceed against both these persons.

 

[11.11.2014]Consultati on honolding online exams.

Management has proposed to hold all Departmental exams, as well as exams for direct recruitments, through online hereafter. A consultation with unions and associations was conducted today by the GM (Recruitment), BSNL CO.  Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, represented BSNLEU in the meeting. He strongly opposed the proposal of the management to hold online exams for Telecom Mechanic LDCE, TTA LDCE and UDC LDCE. As regards JTO LICE and JAO LICE, he said that the view of the Union will be conveyed within two days. Further, Management wanted to collect Rs.300/= as fees from the Non- Executives for appearing online exam. They also want to fix age limit as 50 (for OC) and 55 (for SC/ST). Both these proposals are also strongly opposed by GS, BSNLEU. Circle Secretaries and CHQ office-bearers are requested to send their views immediately regarding online exams for JTO LICE and JAO LICE.

 

[11.11.2014]Kettle calling the pot black.

Massive scams took place during the rule of the UPA, like the 2G, Coal Gate etc. The BJP took full advantage of this scams in the Parliamentary election campaign. The BJP said that it would end corruption if it comes to power. Narendra Modi even said that he would form a fast track court to punish the guilty politicians. But those words are gone with the election campaign, it seems. It is reported in the media that the new minister, Shri Y.S. Chowdhury, who joined Narendra Modi’s cabinet a few days back has defaulted repayment of Rs.317.6 crore to the Central Bank of India. Is this the way the BJP and Narendra Modi are going to fight corruption?

 

[11.11.2014]Hats off to the 'Bengal tigers' <<click here>>

 

[11.11.2014]Pay Advance equivalent to 3 months' pay, to the flood affected employees of Kashmir.

BSNLEU has been insisting that BSNL Management should sanction Pay Advance, equivalent to 3 months' pay,to the flood affected employees of Kashmir. This issue was also taken up by the Staff Side, in the last National Council meeting. Thereafter, repeatedly this was taken up with the CMD and  GM( Estt.).  Corporate Office is issuing letter today, on this.

 

[11.11.2014]Impressive rally and massive public meeting held.

In connection with the 7th All India Conference, an impressive rally and a massive public meeting were held on the first day of the Conference, i.e., on 06.11.2014. The Public meeting was held in Rani Rashmoni Avenue, Kolkata. Com. Animesh Mitra, Joint General Secretary of the Reception Committee welcomed everyone. The meeting was addressed by com. Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU, com. Shyamal Chakraborty, President, CITU, West Bengal State Committee, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary.<<Views of the meeting>>

 

[11.11.2014]Com.Tapas Kumar Ghosh, General Secretary, BSNLCCWF addressed the 7th AIC.

Com. Tapas Kumar Ghosh, General Secretary, BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation addressed the 7th All India Conference on the third day. While thanking BSNLEU for the helping hand that it is extending in taking up the issues of the casual and contract workers, com. Tapas also requested all the circle secretaries to ensure forming the BSNLCCWF in the remaining circles also. Amidst big applause, he announced the decision of the BSNLCCWF to go on One Day strike on 27.11.2014, demanding settlement of the problems of the casual and contract workers.

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[10.11.2014]Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri relinquished the post of President, BSNLEU.

Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, the chief architect of BSNLEU, who has been holding the post of the Pesident of the Union since 2010, relinquished it in the 7th All India Conference held at Kolkata, paving way for a younger comrade to take over that responsibility. Under the stewardship of com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, BSNL has been saved from the onslaughts of the government, like unbundling, disinvestment, VRS, etc. Also under his able leadership, the financial status of the BSNL employees improved many fold, through an excellent wage revision, better promotional avenues, etc. Throughout his trade union life, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri has undergone immense sacrifices, for the wellbeing of the workers. The 7th All India Conference has elected him as the Patron of the Union. The new team of office-bearers will carry forward the unfinished tasks of com. V.A.N. Namboodiri.

 

[10.11.2014]Souvenir of the All India Conference released.

The Reception Committee released the Souvenir of the 7th All India Conference. The Souvenir was released by com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and the first copy was received by Com. P.  Abhimanyu, General Secretary. The CHQ greatly appreciates the hard work put in by the Reception Committee for its prompt releasing of the souvenir. <<view photo>>

 

[10.11.2014]Book containing the write ups of com. Moni Bose released.

In the inaugural session of the 7th All India Conference, a book containing the writings of com. Moni Bose was released. The book was brought out by the Coordination Committee of BSNL circle Unions/Associations, West Bengal circle. It also contains the write ups by com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, about com. Moni Bose. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri released the book and the first copy was received by com. Jyotsana Bose, wife of com. Moni Bose.CHQ appreciates the efforts taken by the Coordination Committee.

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[10.11.2014]A massive seminar, on the revival of BSNL was held in the All India Conference of BSNLEU on 08.11.2014. Top Management of the Company as well as the prominent leaders of the BSNL trade union movement participated in it.  The gathering in the seminar was so massive, that it surprised all the guests. Shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL could not participate, since he had gone to South Korea. Shri N.K. Gupta, Director (CFA) and shri Anupam Srivastava, Director (CM) represented the Corporate Management. Com. Animesh Mitra, Joint General Secretary of the Reception Committee, welcomed every one.  Com. V.A. N.Namboodiri, President, presided over and delivered the presidential address.  Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary delivered the key note a dress. Thereafter, the two Directors of the BSNL Board addressed. This was followed by the speeches of com. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, com . Prahalad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, com.Seshadri, AGS, NFTE BSNL,  com. Alok Nandi, Dy.GS, FNTO, com. R.C.Pandey, GS, BTEU, com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS and com.R.Venkataraman, GS, TEPU. Finally, com.Saibal Sengupta, Joint General Secretary of the Reception Committee proposed vote of thanks. It is everyone's opinion that this seminar, held in the 7th AIC of BSNLEU, will greatly strengthen the ongoing efforts of the Forum,  to revive BSNL. The following are the views of the seminar:- <<Views of the seminar>>

 

[10.11.2014]List of office-bearers, elected in the All India Conference, held at Kolkata, from 6th to 9th November, 2014.<<view photo>> <<click here>>

 

[10.11.2014]The upbeat 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU concluded with a fitting finale.

The 7th All India Conference of BSNL Employees Union ended yesterday the 9th November, with a fitting finale. The delegates' session came to an end at around 1600 hrs. Totally, 87 delegates participated in the debate, that took place on the report submitted by the General Secretary. In the end, com. P. Abhimanyu delivered the summing up speech, replying elaborately to the issues raised by the delegates. Thereafter, the report was adopted unanimously. The audited accounts were also adopted unanimously. A number of resolutions were passed on various issues. The amendments to the Union Constitution were also adopted unanimously. Finally, unanimous election of office bearers took place. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri is elected as the Patron of the Union. Key office-bearers of the Union are as follows. Com. Balbir Singh (Punjab) is the President, com. P. Abhimanyu is the General Secretary, com  Swapan Chakraborty (NE-1 circle) is the Deputy General Secretary and com. Saibal Sengupta (Kolkata) is the Treasurer. The entire proceedings of the Conference has given a new tempo to the Organisation. The entire delegates and observers have left the Conference venue, filled with enthusiasm as well as full hope for a bright future. More reports on the Conference will follow.

 

[08.11.2014]A lively women's convention conducted in the 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU.

A lively women's convention was conducted in the 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU on 07.11-2014. Hundreds of women comrades attended the convention, apart from the male delegates who were attending the Conference. The Convention was presided over by a 3 member presedium, consisting of com. P. Indira (Tamil Nadu), com. Bhagyalaksmi (Kerala) and com.Banani Chattopadyay (West Bengal). Presidential address was delivered by all the 3 members of the Presedium. Com. Jagmati Sangwan, General Secretary, All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) who came to address the Convention, was cheered and warmly welcomed by the entire house. Com. D. Shylla (NE 2), com. Sushmita Roy (West Bengal), com. Jothilakshmi (Kerala), com. Rathnambal (Andaman), com. Rani Beena Prasad (Chennai), com. Sandiya (Pune), com. Sulochana Basu (Kolkata) and com. Maya Verma (UP-East) participated in the deliberations. Thereafter, com.Jagmati Sangwan, GS, AIDWA, delivered a sparkling speech, in which she elaborated the problems being faced by the working women at home and in work places, especially in this era of Globalisation. She severely criticised the atrocities being heaped on women throughout the country, especially in the state of West Bengal, and called upon the democratic forces to fight against them. Com. Jagmati also lambasted the communal forces for creating the bogey of "Love Jihad", which in essence curtails women's right, to their choice of marriage. Finally, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the convention and stressed the necessity to form working women's coordination committees in all circles. He also assured to take up the issues of the women employees, focussed in the convention,with the Management. The Convention came to an end with com. Monisha Biswal Kolkata), proposing the vote of thanks.<<view photos>>

 

[08.11.2014]General Secretary's Report on Activities presented in the 7th All India Conference.

The delegates session of the 7th All India Conference started yesterday the 07-11-2014. Soon after the session started,the agenda of the Conference was unanimously approved by the house. Thereafter, com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, delivered his presidential address. On completion of his address, the President requested the General Secretary to present the report on activities to the house. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, addressed the house, presenting the salient points contained in the report. He dwelt at length on the struggles conducted by the Union in the murder case of com.Sukendar Pal Singh, introduction of the New Recognition Rules, victory achieved in the 6th Membership Verification, revival of BSNL, struggles conducted by the United Forum on the demands of the Non-Executives,  settlement of the 78.2% IDA merger, formation of the JAC and the calls for united struggles, circle level conventions on Neo Liberal Policies etc.,  trade union class conducted by the K.G.Bose Memorial and Educational Trust,  ITS absorption issue,  management of the K.G.Bose Memorial and Educational Trust, issues of the casual and contract workers and strengthening of the BSNLCCWF, issues of the pensioners and strengthening of the AIBDPA, merger of BSNL and MTNL and the retrograde recommendations of the Deloittee Committee. Com. K. G . Jayaraj, General Secretary, AIBDPA, addressed the session and greeted the Conference. He underscored the necessity for close cooperation between BSNLEU and AIBDPA, for the settlement of the issues of the retired employees.  In the post lunch session, the delegates started deliberating on the report presented by the General Secretary.<<view photos>>

 

[07.11.2014]7th All India Conference of BSNLEU started in Kolkata.

The 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU started enthusiastically in Panchvati Holiday Resorts at Howra,  Kolkata, yesterday the 06-11-2014. The Conference started with flag hoisting. National Flag was hoisted by com. V.A.N . Namboodiri, President. The Red Flag of BSNLEU was hoisted by Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary. Floral tributes were paid at the martyr’s column. Revolutionary welcome songs were sung by the cultural troupe of the Union. The Inaugural session was presided over by com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President. A minute's silence was observed to pay homage to the martyrs. Com. Sisir Bhattacharji, President, Reception Committee,  welcomed every one. Amidst applause, Com. A. K. Padmanabhan, President, CITU, inaugurated the Conference. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Raj Bahadur Rawal, President, Telecom Employees of Nepal (TEAN),  com. M. Krishnan, SG, Confederation, com. V. Ramesh, General Secretary, AIIEA, and com. Saibal Sengupta, Joint Convener, Reception Committee, addressed the Conference.  A book, containing writings on com. Moni Bose, written by various leaders was released in the Conference. A massive rally took place after lunch, which culminated into a massive public meeting.<<view photos>>

 

[05.11.2014]CEC meeting of BSNL Employees Union started at Kolkata.

The 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU is starting in the Historic city of Kolkata tomorrow the 06-11-2014. As a prelude to this Conference, the Central Executive Committee meeting of the Union has started at Kolkata today. The meeting started sharp at 10:00 hrs, which is being presided over by com.V.A.N. Namboodiri, President of the Union. Com. Animesh Mitra, Joint General Secretary, Reception Committee and com. P . Abhimanyu, GS, welcomed all the CEC members. The meeting stood in silence for a minute, and paid homage to the leaders who have passed away, since the last All India Conference. Com . V.A.N . Namboodiri, President, delivered the Presidential address. Thereafter, the presentation of the report on activities started and is going on. <<Views of the meeting>>

 

[31.10.2014 SP CL FOR ALL INDIA CONFERENCE<<click here>>

 

 

[01.11.2014]Coal India Ltd. (CIL) unions to go on strike.

The trade unions of Coal India Ltd. (CIL) are going on a one day strike on 24.11.2014, opposing disinvestment, as well as the decision of the government to allow private companies into commercial coal mining. The Narendra Modi government has already taken a decision to sell 10% shares of the CIL, through which the government expects to get Rs.23,600 crore. Further, the government has also passed an ordinance to allot coal blocks to private companies through e-auctioning. All these steps are nothing, but privatising CIL. Against these, the unions in CIL have decided to go on strike. BSNLEU congratulates the CIL unions. 

 

[01.11.2014]Warren Anderson and the champion of human rights.

Warren Anderson, the Chief of the Union Carbide has died. The accident that took place on 3rd December, 1984, in the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, killed 10,000 people. More than 5 lakh people were injured. Most of these people subsequently died due to lung cancer, liver disease, kidney failure, etc. However, even when such a mass killing had taken place, Warren Anderson was able to get bail immediately after this disaster and left India and went back to US. He never returned, when Indian court summoned him. Thus, a person responsible for such a mass murder was able to escape even without the slightest punishment. Indian government could not even touch him. This is because, he had the protection of the US government. It is a shame that the US government protected this butcher. And still, the US government calls itself as the champion of human rights.

 

[31.10.2014]Meeting with GM (Estt.)

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS met shri R.K. Goyal, GM(Estt.), yesterday and requested him to take expeditious action on the following issues. 

(i)   Compassionate Ground Appointment in AP Circle, commensurating to the educational qualification of the candidates. 

(ii)  Releasing of the pension commutation amount and TTA promotion, to shri Shyam Narayan Yadav, TM and shri Jammeyjay Lalak Rai, TM, of Varanasi respectively, against whom fake FIRs, have been launched by the then GMTD, Varanasi. 

(iii) Immediate payment of three month’s pay advance to the flood affected employees of Kashmir. 

(iv) Immediate releasing of the JTO LICE result of shri Poppat Pradeepkumar, TTA, Gujarat, which has been wrongly withheld. 

(v) Immediate settlement of HRA cases of Raniganj (M) and Domohani (CT) at par with Asansol, West Bengal. 

The GM (EStt.) assured to take appropriate action on these issues. 

 

[31.10.2014]Meeting with Sr.GM (Restg.)

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS met Smt. Madhu Arora, Sr.GM (Restg.), yesterday and launched the Union’s strong protest, for merger of Civil and Electrical Wings with the SSAs, in Kerala Circle. This is being done as per the order of CGM, Kerala. The leaders demanded to immediately stop this process. The Sr.GM (Restg.) assured to do the needful. Further, the leaders proposed that the PLI and Designation Committee meetings can be held in the 2nd or 3rd week of November. 

 

[31.10.2014]CHQ demands implementation of the National Council decision on immunity from transfer.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS met shri Shameem Aktar, Sr.GM (SR) yesterday and demanded immediate implementation of the National Council decision on immunity from transfer. In the last National Council meeting, the Staff Side demanded that the office-bearers of Non-Executive unions should also get immunity from transfer for three years, as is being given to the Executives. They also requested him to release the National Council minutes without further delay. The Sr.GM (SR) agreed to do the needful.

 

[30.10.2014]Corporate Office sanctioned Welfare grant for the flood affected employees of Kashmir.

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 employees.<<view letter>> 

[30.10.2014]Additional Charge as Director (HR), BSNL for shri A.N. Rai extended for six months w.e.f. 04.06.2014.<<view letter>> 

[30.10.2014]Corporate Office sends reminders to CGMs for providing information regarding SC/ST backlog vacancies in the cadres of TTA and TM. <<view letter>> 

[29.10.2014]Implementation of Deloittee Committee's recommendation, put on hold in Maharashtra circle.

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. 

 

[29.10.2014]Forum 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 historic success.<<<view details>>>

 

[28.10.2014]CHQ 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 letter>>

 

[27.10.2014]Chhattisgarh 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.

 

[27.10.2014]Hasty 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 letter>>

 

[27.10.2014]Inordinate 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.

 

[25.10.2014]Will 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.

                                                                    [With inputs from the Business Line dated 25-10-2014] 

 

[25.10.2014]Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank formed.

21 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.

[With inputs from The Hidu dated 25.10.2014] 

 

[25.10.2014]Thousands join protest actions in Spain, against austerity measures.

Thousands 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.

[With inputs from the Business Line dated 25.10.2014] 

 

[25.10.2014]De-nationalisation 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 users.

[With inputs from the Business Line dated 25.10.2014]

 

[25.10.2014]Meeting 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.

 

[25.10.2014]FORUM 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.

 

[24.10.2014]All India Conference - Circle Secretaries are requested to come with membership details.

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.

 

[24.10.2014]All 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.

 

[24.10.2014]Corporate Office letter on providing name, mobile no., phone/fax no., email-id of the signing authority while making correspondences with BSNL Corporate office.<<click here>> 

 

[22.10.2014]83 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.

 

[22.10.2014]Corporate Office asked details of casual labours including TSMs from all circles.<<click here>> 

 

[24.10.2014] CLARIFICATION BSNLMRS SCHEME I<<click here>>

 

24.10.2014] CLARIFICATION BSNLMRS SCHEME II<<click here>>

 

[24.10.2014] IQ RATES Circular<<click here>>

 

[24.10.2014] FINAL PAYMENT OF DUES<<click here>>

 

[24.10.2014] BSNLMRS CARD TO INVALID PENSIONERS<<click here>>

 

 

[21.10.2014] JAC Memorandum against Delloitte pilot project Submitted to CGM Maharashtra Circle<<click here>>

 

[20.10.2014] JAC met today at Circle office Mumbai against the Delloitte Pilot project<<click here>>

 

 

[18.10.2014]Rally and Open Session of the All India Conference to take place on 06-11-2014.

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 place. 
 

[18.10.2014]Reception 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 photos>> 

 

[18.10.2014]Joint struggle in Maharashtra circle, to stall the implementation of Deloittee Committee's recommendations.

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.

 

[18.10.2014]Shri 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, AP.<<view message>> 

 

[17.10.2014] Special CL for circle office bearers meeting<<click here>>

 

[17.10.2014]Corporate Office seeks the views of the circles, on the demand of the Staff Side, National Council, to modify the Transfer Policy.<<view letter>> 

 

[17.10.2014]General 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. 

 

[17.10.2014]Website 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.

 

[17.10.2014]BSNLEU 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 letter>> <<annexure>>

 

[17.10.2014]Telephone subscriber base crosses 95 crore.

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. 

 

[17.10.2014]BSNL 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.”

[14.10.2014] Implementation of Delloitte report in Maharashtra letter<<click here>>

[14.10.2014] Implementation of Delloitte report in Maharashtra Annexeture D<<click here>>

[16.10.2014]Corporate Office letter on corrective action in the matter of pay fixation of serving / retiring and retired officers.<<view letter>>

 

[16.10.2014]Corporate Office letter on recognition of majority representative Association of serving executive employees in BSNL.<<view letter>> 

 

[16.10.2014]Hindu 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 leaders.<<view article>>

 

[15.10.2014]BSNL 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 operational.

 

[15.10.2014]BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation conducted powerful March to Corporate Office.

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 photos>>

 

[15.10.2014]Corporate Office calls for particulars related to implementation of EPF, ESI etc., from CGMs.

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 letter>>

 

 

[13.10.2014]BSNL endorsed the Gazatte Notification on enhancement of statutory wage ceiling to Rs.15,000/- from existing limit of Rs.6,500/-<<EPF notification>> <<Gazatte notification>>

 

[13.10.2014]Corporate Office letter on vacancy position in the grade of Junior Accounts officer as on 30.09.2014.<<click here>>

[10.10.2014]CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, demanding withdrawal of the Corporate Office letter which bans demonstrations, dharna, etc.<<view letter>>

[10.10.2014]DPE issued orders for IDA increase w.e.f. 01.10.2014.<<click here>> 

[09.10.2014] 2nd Circle Council meeting letter<<click here>>

[09.10.2014]Corporate Office letter to all CGM's on shortage of SIMs in the circles.<<click here>> 

 

[09.10.2014]Corporate Office letter to all Heads of Circles on details of Casual labourers.<<click here>> 
 

[08.10.2014]JAC 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 strike notice>>

[07.10.2014]All 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 India Conference. 

 

[07.10.2014]JAC 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.

[07.10.2014]Corporate Office letter on calculation of monthly contribution towards cost of pension payable in respect of BSNL absorbed employees.<<click here>> 

[07.10.2014]CHQ circular on 7th Al India Conference to be held Kolkata from 6th to 9th November, 2014.<<click here>> 

[07.10.2014]CHQ 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 letter>> 

[07.10.2014]CHQ writes to Corporate Office on granting financial assistance from Welfare Board to the flood affected employees of J&K Circle.<<view letter>>

 

[04.10.2014]Collection of advertisements, for the souvenir to be released in the 7th All India Conference.

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.

 

[04.10.2014]Crucial 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.

 

[04.10.2014]Corporate Office letter on Compassionate Ground Appointment - Change of procedure.<<view letter>>

 

[03.10.2014]It 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 CHQ.

 

[03.10.2014]CHQ 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.

 

[02.10.2014]"Be 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

 

[01.10.2014]Meeting with CMD BSNL

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL, today the 01.10.2014 and discussed the following issues. 

 

(1)   The 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 intervention.

 

(2)   The 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.) 

 

[01.10.2014]Corporate 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 letter>>

[01.10.2014]CHQ writes to Corporate Office, requesting to grant special casual leave to the CEC members and delegates for the 7th All India Conference and CEC meeting.<<view letter>> 

[30.09.2014]Notification for holding CEC meeting as a prelude to the 7th All India Conference.<<view letter>>

 

[30.09.2014]IDA increase:

 It 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%.

 

[30.09.2014]Successful 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 photos>>

 

[30.09.2014]Two 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 photos>>

 

[30.09.2014]CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, regarding the non-implementation of the decisions taken in the National Council meeting.<<view letter>>

[30.09.2014]CHQ issues notification for the 7th All India Conference to be held at Kolkata from 6th to 9th November, 2014.<<view notification>>

[29.09.2014]Organise 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.

 

[26.09.2014]Corprate Office guidelines to the circles on commonly committed mistakes in implementation of ERP and the resolutions for them.<<view letter>>

[26.09.2014]A brief note on the discussions held in the National Council meeting, took place on 25.09.2014.<<click here>>

[26.09.2014]BSNL issues duplicate SIM free of costs in flood hit areas of J&K Circle.<<view letter>>

 

[26.09.2014]Corporate Office letter on Rule 8 transfer being considered at Circle Level.<<view letter>>

 

[24.09.2014]Meeting 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. 

 

[24.09.2014]SR Branch of Corporate Office imposes blanket ban on demonstrations, dharna, etc.

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 Management.<<view letter>>  

 

[24.09.2014]Hold 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 success. 

 

[24.09.2014]CHQ writes to Corporate Office for issuing Presidential Orders to the 38 left out RMs of Assam Circle.<<<view letter>>>  

 

[24.09.2014]CHQ writes to CMD BSNL protesting the imposed ban by SR Branch on demonstration, dharnas etc.<<<view letter>>>

 

[24.09.2014]Corporate Office letter on holding of Special Recruitment Drive (SRD) for filling up backlog vacancies of JTO (Telecom/Civil/Electrical) for persons with Disabilities (PWD)-JTO(SRD).<<click here>>

 

[23.09.2014]Circle Secretary's leter to CGM regarding Bhandara SSA.<<click here>>

[23.09.2014]Impressive 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>> 

 

[23.09.2014]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 successfully.<<views of the dharna>> 

 

[23.09.2014]JAC 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 solidarity. 

 

[23.09.2014]BSNLEU’s 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>> 

[23.09.2014]JAC writes to the CMD BSNL seeking his immediate intervention to arrest the deteriorating situation in Kerala circle.<<<view letter>>>

[23.09.2014]JAC's 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.

 

[22.09.2014]The two day conference of BSNLEU, Chennai Circle, started enthusiastically.<<<click here>>>

 

[22.09.2014]CHQ 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 letter>>>

 

[20.09.2014]The two day circle conference of BSNLEU, Karnataka, ended with unanimous elections.

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.

 

[20.09.2014]BSNLEU Circular No.9 - Observe International Day of Action on 3rd October, 2014. Conduct special meetings at Circle and SSA levels.<<click here>>  

 

[20.09.2014]CBI 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.

 

[20.09.2014]Corporate Office letter on provision of in-service training on "Marketing & Sales" to BSNL Officers / officials.<<click here>>

 

[19.09.2014]Corporate 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 through struggle.

 

[19.09.2014]Com.S.C.Bhattacharya, CHQ Treasurer bereaved.                                                          

Shri 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.

 

[19.09.2014]Corporate Office issues clarification on application of yearly ceiling limit towards settlement of bills of outdoor treatment under BSNLMRS.<<click here>>

 

[19.09.2014]Corporate Office letter on settlement of grievances arisen due to implementation of Non-Executive Promotion Policy (NEPP).<<click here>>

 

[19.09.2014]Corporate Office letter on Backlog vacancies in SC/ST/OBC categories in TTA and Telecom Mechanic cadres - Furnishing of information.<<click here>>

[18.09.2014]CMD invited to address the seminar to be held in the Kolkata AIC.

CHQ has 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

[18.09.2014]Observe 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.

[18.09.2014]Admission of delegates and observers in the 7th All India Conference, to be held at Kolkata.

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.

[18.09.2014]Implement 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.

[18.09.2014]JAC Poster for the forthcoming struggles of dharna and 2 hours walk out.

<<English Poster>>  <<Hindi Poster>> 

 

[17.09.2014]Rectification of anomaly in pension of BSNL employees retired within ten months of their absorption in BSNL w.e.f. 01.10.2000.<<click here>>

 

[17.09.2014]BSNL 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 performance.

 

[17.09.2014]BSNL 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 BSNL.

 

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.

  

[16.09.2014]Posters 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.


[16.09.2014]JAC 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 to.<<< view letter >>>


[16.09.2014]Meeting 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.

 

[16.09.2014]BSNLEU and TNTCWU conducting massive dharna, in front of Tamil Nadu CGM office at Chennai.

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.

 

[15.09.2014]Meeting 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.

 

[15.09.2014]Declaration passed in the National Convention of Workers, held at New Delhi, today the 15.09.2014. <<view declaration>>

 

[15.09.2014]As 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 letter>>

 

 

[15.09.2014]National 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 Delhi.

<<view photos>>

 

[13.09.2014]BSNLEU Hindi Circular No.08.<<click here>>

 

[13.09.2014]Productivity 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 struggle.  

 

[13.09.2014]BSNL employees are left with no other option, but to hit back.   

The next 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. 

 

[13.09.2014]Struggles 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 march ahead!!  

 

[12.09.2014]Staff Side members express protest, in the meeting of the Sub-Committee formed to discuss “interse-seniority” issue, connected with the merger of BSNL & MTNL.  

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.  

 

[12.09.2014]Forum 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 details>>

[12.09.2014]BSNL employees will donate one day salary for Jammu & Kashmir relief - Forum press release.<<<click here>>>

[12.09.2014]Meeting of the FORUM held on 12th September 2014.<<<click here>>>

[12.09.2014]Forum 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 basic pay.

 

[12.09.2014]Meeting 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 details>>

 

[12.09.2014]Meeting 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. 

(1) Casual labourers working in BSNL, with the requisite qualification should be allowed to appear the Telecom Mechanic LDCE. 

(2) Date of implementation of EPF, in respect of casual labourers in BSNL, should be compulsorily from 01.10.2000, and not from any later date. 

(3) The 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.

 

[11.09.2014]BSNLEU writes to the CMD BSNL, demanding payment of financial assistance to the flood ravaged circle of Jammu & Kashmir.<<<view letter>>> 

[11.09.2014]JAC circular no. 5 - JAC decides to intensify the struggle.<<<click here>>>

[11.09.2014]Jammu & 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.

 

[11.09.2014]Uninor 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). 

 

[11.09.2014]Narendra 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.

 

[06.09.2014]JAC takes 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:- 

 

(i)   The 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. 

(ii)  In order to intensify the struggle, a one day dharna is to be conducted at the Corporate Office, circles and SSAs on 23.09.2014. 

(iii) Two hour walk out is to be conducted on 30.09.2014 from 1100 hrs to 1300 hrs. 

(iv) One 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.

[06.09.2014]Decisions taken in the BSNL Staff Welfare Board meeting held on 04.09.2014.<<<click here>>>

[05.09.2014]Corporeate Office letter on organisational structure implementation in ERP for CM Vertical.<<<click here>>>

 

[05.09.2014]BSNL selects Celltick for home screen marketing service (BSNL BZZ) to its subscribers - press release.<<<click here>>>

 

[05.09.2014]Corporeate Office letter on floating of tenders by Circles / SSAs.<<<click here>>>

[04.09.2014]Meeting 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.

 

[04.09.2014]DoT 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.

 

[04.09.2014]Corporeate Office letter on recruitment of Junior Hindi Translators through Limited Internal Competitive Examination (LICE) to be held on 9th November, 2014.<<<click here>>>

 

[04.09.2014]Corporeate Office circular on rationalisation of the tariff under prepaid mobile services.<<<click here>>>

 

[04.09.2014]Corporeate Office letter on suspension of all the activity related to manufacturing of CAT-5 cable by Telecom Factories.<<<click here>>>

 

[04.09.2014]Welfare 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 shortly.

 

[03.09.2014]CHQ 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 .<<< view letter>>>

 

[03.09.2014]Corporeate Office letter on early settlement of pre-2006 pension cases.<<<click here>>>

 

[02.09.2014]Corporate Office letter on release of pensionary benefits in view of judgment of Honble Supreme Court in CA No.6770 of 2013.<<<click here>>>

 

[02.09.2014]Corporate Office letter on relieving of JTOs working on temporary transfer.<<<click here>>>

[01.09.2014]Notification 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 letter>>>

 

[01.09.2014]Intimation 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 by 14.09.2014.

 

[01.09.2014]CHQ 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.<<< view letter>>>

[30.08.2014]Observe 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. 

 

[30.08.2014]CBI 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.

[source: The New Indian Express dated 30-08-2014]

 

 

[30.08.2014]Corporate Office sends reminder on rectification of anomaly in pension of BSNL employees retired within ten months of their absorption in BSNL w.e.f. 01.10.2000.<<click here>> 

 

[29.08.2014]Eligibility of delegates and observers for the 7th All India Confernce.

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 the list>>

 

[29.08.2014]CHQ writes to the CMD BSNL, on proposed merger of Inspection Circle and QA Circle.<<view letter>>

 

[29.08.2014]CHQ writes to the Director (HR), BSNL, on constitution of Committee for pay revision of OL Cadres.<<view letter>>

 

[28.08.2014]Corporate Office letter on HOCC Discussions - Comments on recommendations of the consultant M/s Deloittee on HR issues.<<click here>>

[28.08.2014]Supreme Court dismisses Dayanidhi Maran’s petition. Says filing charge sheet is CBI’s prerogative.

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.

 

[28.08.2014]Corporate 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 here>> 

 

[28.08.2014]Address of Hon'ble MoC&IT during HOCC held on 21 - 22 August'14.<<click here>>