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[24.01.2015]Twelth Congress of the TUI PS is taking place at Kathmandu on 13th and 14th February, 2015.
The Twelth Congress of the Trade Union International Public Services (TUI PS) is taking place in Kathmandu (Nepal) on 13th and 14th February, 2015. BSNLEU is an affiliate of the TUI PS. Four delegates are allotted to BSNLEU to attend the 12th Congress. Accordingly, com. Balbir Singh (President), com. P. Abhimanyu (General Secretary), com. Swapan Chakraborty (Deputy General Secretary) and com. Saibal Sengupta (Treasurer) are participating in the Congress. The BSNLEU delegation is leaving for Kathmandu on 12.02.2015.
[24.01.2015]Telecom Companies cannot mortgage spectrum – says DoT.
Private Telecom Companies are consistently demanding that the government should allow them to mortgage their spectrum to banks, for taking loans. Spectrum is the asset of the nation. It is being allotted to telecom companies for a specific period, for which the companies pay spectrum fee to the government. As such, government cannot allow any telecom company to mortgage this spectrum, for any purpose. Still, the greedy and profit hungry private telecom companies have been lobbying that they should be allowed to mortgage spectrum. Now, media report says that the DoT has decided not to allow telecom companies to mortgage the spectrum allotted to them.
[24.01.2015]European Central Bank is giving $1.2 trillion bail-out to big corporates.
Governments of the European countries have already given huge concessions and bail-outs to the big Corporates, to enable them to come out of the economic crises that started in 2008. At the same time, these governments imposed wage-cut, retrenchment, increasing of work-load, pension-cut, etc., on the working class, in the name of “austerity measures”. The working class has gone in to a series of struggles in all the European countries, against those anti-labour “austerity” measures. Again the European Central Bank has announced a stimulus (bail-out to the corporates) of 1.2 trillion US dollars on 22.01.2015. This stimulus is again going to impose burdens on the European working class. It must also be noted that it is the governments of these developed European countries, which are dictating that the Indian government should not give subsidies to the poor Indian people. A crude joke indeed.
[23.01.2015]Meeting with Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD today. The GS congratulated Shri Srivastava for his elevation as the CMD BSNL and assured the fullest cooperation of BSNLEU, for the revival of BSNL. The GS thanked the CMD for holding a discussion with the unions and associations on 09.02.2015, and requested that such periodic meetings should take place, on the developmental issues of BSNL. The CMD assured to do this. Further, the following issues were discussed with the CMD.
Victimisations in Jamshedpur: - The attention of the CMD was drawn to the victimizations that are taking place in Jamshedpur SSA, by the Sr.GM of that SSA. The GS requested the CMD to intervene and put an end to the victimisations. The CMD assured to look into this and do the needful.
Non-payment of pension commutation and DCRG amounts in Varanasi SSA:- The attention of the CMD was also drawn to the non-payment of pension commutation and DCRG amounts to the comrades of Varanasi, against whom fabricated FIRs were filed by the erstwhile GM, Varanasi, for their participation in trade union struggle. The CMD assured to look into this and do the needful.
[23.01.2015]Providing Rs.200/- SIM to the employees working in MTNL areas.
BSNLEU is continuously urging the BSNL Management to provide Rs.200/- SIM to the left out BSNL employees working in MTNL areas. Based on our demand, the Corporate Office has requested the concerned CGMs to provide the number of Non-Executives, posted in MTNL service areas. However, the required information is not sent by the CGMs. Hence, CHQ requests the NTR, UP(West), Haryana and Maharashtra circle secretaries to immediately arrange to send the information.
[23.01.2015]Corporate Office letter, reminding the CGMs to send the number of Non-Executives posted in MTNL service areas.<<<view letter>>>
[23.01.2015]Corporate Office letter on revision of IQ rates.<<<click here>>>
[23.01.2015]CHQ writes to the CMD BSNL, on vindictive actions of the Sr.GM, Jamshedpur.<<<view letter>>>
[23.01.2015]Corporate Office letter on revision of stipend to various cadres in BSNL on revision of IDA pay scales of BSNL employees w.e.f. 01.01.2007.<<<click here>>>
[22.01.2015]CBI arrested former Additional Private Secretary of Dayanidhi Maran and Sun TV officials.
The CBI has arrested V.Gowthaman, the former Additional Private Secretary of Dayanidhi Maran yesterday. The arrest is made in connection with the misuse of power by Dayanidhi Maran, when he was the Minister of Communications, for illegally provisioning 323 high speed telephone lines in his residence at Chennai, which were utilised for commercial purposes by the Sun TV, owned by the family of Dayanidhi Maran. The CBI has also arrested the Chief Technical Officer and another technical employee of the Sun TV. The CBI enquiry in this case was initiated at the behest of the former Telecom Minister, A.Raja. The Special CBI Director, M.S.Sharma enquired the case and submitted his report in September 2007. However, the report was kept in cold storage by the UPA government, for political reasons.
[22.01.2015]Corporate Office letter on reconstitution of National Council.<<<click here>>>
[22.01.2015]Corporate Office letter on reconstitution of Standing Committee of National Council.<<<click here>>>
[22.01.2015]Corporate Office letter on holding of meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council.<<<click here>>>