with CMD BSNL
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri A.N.
Rai, CMD BSNL, today the 01.10.2014 and discussed the following issues.
GS sought the immediate intervention of the CMD BSNL, in the
victimizations being caused to the members of BSNLEU in Varanasi
District, of UP (East) Circle, for participation in trade union action.
He pointed out that DCRG and pension commutation of retirees are being
with held and promotion is denied to the officials who have passed TTA
exam and completed training. The CMD assured to make necessary
GS pointed out that payment of three months salary advance to the flood
affected employees of Kashmir, as was assured in the National Council
meeting held on 25.09.2014, has not yet been made. Further the GS also
demanded that welfare grant of Rs.7,000/- should also be paid to the
flood affected employees of the Kashmir. (This is as per the decision of
the latest meeting of the Welfare Board.)
Office keeps the gag order under abeyance.
As per the assurance given by the
Director (HR) in the National Council meeting held on 25.09.2014, the SR
Branch letter, banning demonstrations, dharna etc. is kept under
abeyance. We heartily thank Shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR).<<view
writes to Corporate Office, requesting to grant special casual leave to
the CEC members and delegates for the 7th All India Conference and CEC
for holding CEC meeting as a prelude to the 7th All
is learnt that IDA increase w.e.f.01.10.2014 will be 6.9%. With this the
total IDA payable will become 98.2%.
walk out in BSNL Corporate Office.
The call for two hour walk out received
a very good response in the BSNL Corporate Office also. The CHQ, as well
as the circle office bearers of BSNLEU and NFTE, did very good campaign
for the walk out. As a result, employees participated in a large number
in the walk out as well in the demonstration. CHQ heartily congratulates
the comrades of the Corporate Office.<<view
hours walk-out: a tremendous success.
The call of the JAC, for a two hour
walk-out today, got a overwhelming support from the Non-Executives. The
walk-out has become a resounding success throughout the country. Reports
have come from Andaman & Nicobar, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam, Chennai,
Rajasthan, UP (West), Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kolkata, West
Bengal, Kerala and Odisha circles, where almost the entire
Non-Executives have participated in the walk-out. The pattern is the
same in other circles also. CHQ salutes all the circle and district
unions for this performance.<<view
writes to CMD BSNL, regarding the non-implementation of the decisions
taken in the National Council meeting.<<view
issues notification for the 7th All
India Conference to be held at Kolkata from 6th to
2 hour walk out successfully tomorrow.
As per the call of the JAC, a 2 hour
walk out by the Non-Executives of BSNL will take place tomorrow the
30.09.2014, between 1100 hrs and 1300 hrs. CHQ calls upon the circle and
district unions to take the last minute efforts, to make the walk-out a
grand success. During the walk-out, effective demonstrations may also be
organized. Reports and photos may be sent to the CHQ promptly.
Office guidelines to the circles on commonly committed mistakes in
implementation of ERP and the resolutions for them.<<view
brief note on the discussions held in the National Council meeting, took
place on 25.09.2014.<<click
issues duplicate SIM free of
costs in flood hit areas of J&K Circle.<<view
Office letter on Rule 8 transfer being considered at Circle Level.<<view
of the Staff Side of the National Council held.
As a prelude to the National Council
meeting to be held tomorrow the 25.09.2014, a meeting of the Staff Side,
National Council, was held at New Delhi, today the 24.09.2014. Members
of the Staff Side participated in the meeting and made a thorough
discussion of the items to be discussed with the Management in
tomorrow’s National Council meeting.
Branch of Corporate Office imposes blanket ban on demonstrations, dharna,
The SR Branch of Corporate Office, vide
it’s letter dated 18th September, 2014, as issued direction to all the
CGM’s to impose dies-non on the employees who participate in protest
actions such as demonstration, dharna etc. CHQ vehemently condemns this
authoritarian attitude of the SR Branch, which wants to take away the
fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution of the India, viz.,
Right to Assembly. This case will be appropriately taken up with the
massive rallies to the offices of CGMs as per the call of the BSNL CCWF.
BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation
(BSNL CCWF), has called upon to hold rallies to CGM offices tomorrow the
25.09.2014. The Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU held on 20.07.2014
at New Delhi has endorsed this call and has called upon the circle and
district unions of BSNLEU to mobilise the regular employees massively in
this march. CHQ once again calls upon all the circle and district
secretaries to make tomorrow’s “March to CGM Office” programme a grand
writes to Corporate Office for issuing Presidential Orders to the 38
left out RMs of Assam Circle.<<<view
writes to CMD BSNL protesting the imposed ban by SR Branch on
demonstration, dharnas etc.<<<view
Office letter on holding of Special Recruitment Drive (SRD) for filling
up backlog vacancies of JTO (Telecom/Civil/Electrical) for persons with
Secretary's leter to CGM regarding Bhandara SSA.<<click
dharna organized at Corporate Office.
As per the call of the JAC, an
impressive dharna was organized at Bharat Sanchar Bhawan (Corporate
Office). The UP (West) Circle Union and the Haryana circle union of
BSNLEU, had mobilised a large number of comrades for the dharna. Com. C.
Singh, President, JAC, presided over the dharna and delivered his
speech. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener, JAC, addressed the gathering and
explained in detail, about the demands and the negative attitude of the
Management, towards them. The dharna is also addressed by com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri, President, BSNLEU, com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com.
Sunil Gautam, Dy. GS, SNATTA, com. K.G. Jayaraj, GS, AIBDPA, com.
Mallikarjun, leader, BSNL MS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, BSNLEU, com.
R.K. Kohli, GS, NFTBE, com. B.D. Sharma, Acting GS, FNTOBEA and com. R.K.
Ram, GS, BTU. Com. Naresh, SNATTA, proposed vote of thanks.<<views
of the dharna>>
programme successfully held throughout the country.
Accepting the call of the JAC, dharnas
have been organized very effectively in all the circles. Karnataka,
Kerala, Rajasthan, Assam, Gujarat, NE-1, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, UP
(West), Odisha, Maharashtra and Telecom Factory (Richhai) circles have
sent reports of holding the dharna programme successfully. CHQ congrats
all the circle and district unions, for implementing the call
of the dharna>>
leaders met the CMD and demanded immediate intervention to restore
normalcy in Kerala circle.
The leaders of the JAC of the
Non-Executives met Shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL and Shri N.K. Gupta, Director
(CFA) and discussed about the deteriorating situation in Kerala circle.
The leaders pointed out that due to the adamant and arrogant attitude of
the CGM, Kerala, an abnormal situation has arisen, as a result of which
services are deteriorating day by day. The CMD assured that he would
make necessary intervention. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener, JAC, com. C.
Singh, President, JAC, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, BSNLEU, com.
Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, BSNLEU, com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com.
R.K. Kohli, GS, NFTBE, com. Mallikarjun, BSNL MS and com. R.K. Ram, GS,
BTU are the JAC leaders who met the CMD. Earlier, the leaders met the
SNEA leaders, who are on indefinite fast, and expressed their
bulletin for observing International Day of Action.
BSNLEU has released bulletins in
English as well as in Hindi, for observing International Day of Action.
These bulletins have already been dispatched to all the circle and
district unions. If required, these bulletins can also be downloaded
from the website for making photo copies.<<English>>> / <<Hindi>>
writes to the CMD BSNL seeking his immediate intervention to arrest the
deteriorating situation in Kerala circle.<<<view
nationwide dharna programme today! Hold it massively!!
As per the call of the JAC, nationwide
dharna programme is taking place today, demanding immediate settlement
of the long pending demands of the Non-Executives. CHQ calls upon all
the comrades to organise the programme massively and to send the right
message to the Management. Send report and photos immediately to the
CHQ. Congratulations in advance.
two day conference of BSNLEU, Chennai Circle, started enthusiastically.<<<click
writes to the Corporate Management, demanding to sort out the financial
liability and disinvestment issues of MTNL first.
BSNL and MTNL Managements arranged for
a discussion with the unions and associations in BSNL on 12-09-2014, on
the interse seniority issue, which is likely to arise consequent to the
merger of BSNL and MTNL. BSNLEU, as well as all the unions and
associations participated in theat meeting, refused to hold any
discussion on the subject, and demanded that the important issues such
as the financial liability and the disinvestment issues of MTNL should
be first discussed and sorted out. In continuation of this, BSNLEU has
written to the Corporate Management, demanding to first sort out the
financial liability and disinvestment issues of MTNL, before talking
about the merger of BSNL and MTNL.<<<view
two day circle conference of BSNLEU, Karnataka, ended with unanimous
The two day circle conference of BSNLEU,
Karnataka, came to an end today, with unanimous election of office
bearers. Com.B.P.Narayan, com.C.K.Gundanna and com.J.V.Keshav were
unanimously reelected as President, Circle Secretary and Treasurer,
respectively. Earlier in the day, shri R.K.Mishra, CGM, Karnataka,
addressed the Conference and spoke in detail on the steps being taken
to make BSNL profitable in Karnataka. CHQ heartily congratulates the
unanimously elected circle office bearers of Karnataka.
Circular No.9 - Observe International Day of Action on 3rd October,
2014. Conduct special meetings at Circle and SSA levels.<<click
to probe the role of
P.Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case.
The CBI has said in its charge sheet
that it is investigating the “circumstances” of the FIPB (Foreign
Investment Promotion Board) approval granted by then Finance Minister P
Chidambaram in connection with the Aircel- Maxis deal. The charge sheet
filed before the special court said the CBI is probing the
“circumstances” of Chidambaram’s approval to Maxis subsidiary Global
Communication Services Holdings Ltd for investing $800 million in Aircel
Ltd in 2006. The CBI is also investigating all other “related issues”
with regard to the FIPB approval, it said. The CBI said the Cabinet
Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) was the “competent” authority to
grant approval for the $800 million foreign investment — which was not
obtained — and the Finance Minister was “competent” to grant approval
for investments up to Rs.600 crore only.
Office letter on provision of in-service training on "Marketing & Sales"
to BSNL Officers / officials.<<click
Office letter, regarding the eligibility of TTAs, Drivers and LDCs, for
promotion under NEPP, is not acceptable to BSNLEU.
BSNLEU has been demanding for a long
time that the pay scale upgradations of TTA and Drivers, as well as the
conversion from LDC to TOA, should not be treated as promotion under
NEPP, and that they should be given 1st promotion on completion of 4
years. The JAC has also included this issue in it's 30 point charter of
demands. On this issue, Corporate Office has issued a letter, on
17-09-2014, stating that the TTAs, drivers and the LDCs will be granted
promotion as per NEPP, on completion of 4 years, provided they forego
the pay scale upgradations/conversion, that they have already been
given. This letter is not acceptable to us. Without putting such a
conditionality, the TTAs, Drivers and LDCs should be given 1st promotion
under completion of 4 years under NEPP. We will get this issue settled
R.C.Bhattacharya, elder brother of com.S.C.Bhattacharya, CHQ Treasurer,
passed away today at Raipur, due to a massive heart attack. Shri
R.C.Bhattacharya was 70 years old and has been ailing for sometime. CHQ
conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to com.S.C.Bhattacharya, as well as
to the other members of his family.
Office issues clarification on application of yearly ceiling limit
towards settlement of bills of outdoor treatment under BSNLMRS.<<click
Office letter on settlement of grievances arisen due to implementation
of Non-Executive Promotion Policy (NEPP).<<click
Office letter on Backlog
vacancies in SC/ST/OBC categories in TTA and Telecom Mechanic cadres -
Furnishing of information.<<click
to address the seminar to be held in the Kolkata AIC.
finalised, in consultation with the Reception Committee, that a seminar
on the “Revival of BSNL” will
be held in the AIC on 8th November. Top officers in the Corporate
Management and leaders of the unions and associations of BSNL will
address the seminar. Com. .Abhimanyu, GS and com.Swapan Chakraborty, AGS
met shri A.N.Rai, CMD, today the 18-09-2014, and invited him to address
the seminar. The CMD has accepted the invitation and has
International Day of Action on 3rd October, 2014.
The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)
observes 3rd October of every year, as the International Day of Action.
Issues related to the wellbeing of the working class, are being
highlighted on this day. The WFTU has decided that UNEMPLOYMENT shall be
the subject of the International Day of Action to be observed in 2014.
Unemployment is a serious social problem, being faced by the working
class. BSNLEU is an affiliate of the WFTU. Hence, the All India Centre
meeting, held on 13-09-2014, has decided that the circle and district
unions of BSNLEU should observe this day very effectively, by holding
special meetings in all districts, as well as at circle levels. It is
also decided that if the programme is organised by the Central Trade
Unions in a district, our comrades shall participate in it. CHQ calls
upon all the district and circle unions to observe International Day of
Action very effectively and send reports to the CHQ.
of delegates and observers in the 7th All India Conference, to be held
CHQ has already intimated all the
district unions, about their eligibility for delegates and observers,
based on the remittance of quota, for admission in the 7th All India
Conference to be held at Kolkata. Some district unions have written to
the CHQ, requesting to allot more number of observers for their
district. Some district unions have even sent their list of delegates
and observers, which is many times more than the observers allotted by
the CHQ. In this regard CHQ wishes to make it very clear that only the
number of delegates and observers, as has already been allotted by the
CHQ, will be admitted in the All India Conference this time. More number
of observers will not be admitted in the Conference. This is the
decision taken in the CEC meeting held at Rajkot. All the district
unions have to respect and implement this decision of the CEC.
the dharna programme on 23-09-2014 successfully.
The JAC of the unions and associations
of the Non - executives has called upon the employees to conduct massive
dharnas on 23-09-2014, demanding the immediate settlement of the 30
point charter of demands. The JAC has already printed posters in English
and Hindi and has already dispatched them to the districts. Only a few
more days are left for the programme. Hence, CHQ requests all the
circle and district unions to immediately start making the Mobilisation, so
that the programme is conducted very effectively.
the forthcoming struggles of dharna and 2 hours walk
<<English Poster>> <<Hindi
of anomaly in pension of BSNL employees retired within ten months of
their absorption in BSNL w.e.f. 01.10.2000.<<click
excels in the flood ravaged J&K.
The Press Trust of India (PTI) has
reported today that BSNL stands in the fore front, in the flood ravaged
J&K, in restoring telecommunication services. The agency reports that as
on 15.09.2014, BSNL had restored up to 85% of the service. Out of it’s
total 1173 Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) in the state, BSNL restored
934 BTSs as on 15th itself. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the BSNL
employees and officers, as well as the Management, for this excellent
cannot be closed down “just like that”
News has appeared in a section of the
media that the Cabinet Secretary, shri Ajit Seth convened a meeting of
some top officers to consider the closing down of loss making Pubic
Sector Companies, including BSNL, MTNL and Air India. CHQ wants to make
two points clear in this regard.
1. We have long been telling that the
ultimate aim of the govt. is to privatise / close down BSNL. Only with
this target in mind, the govt. has continuously taken steps to weaken
2. The entire trade unions of the
country are up in arms against the government’s move to sell the PSUs.
In the All India Convention of Central Trade Unions, held at New Delhi
on 15.09.2014, even BMS, which is close to BJP, has declared that it
will join the united struggle to defeat privatization of PSUs. So, it is
not easy for the govt. to sell / close down BSNL “just like that”. The
united trade union movement will defeat the game plan of the govt.
Comrades need not panic.
printed for JAC forthcoming struggle.
JAC has printed posters in English and
Hindi for the forthcoming struggles of dharna and 2 hours walk out. CHQ
of BSNLEU has already dispatched the posters to all the circle and
district secretaries. Comrades are requested to use the posters for
effectively organising the struggles.
has issued notice to the CMD BSNL for the forthcoming struggle.
JAC has issued notification to the CMD
BSNL for the forthcoming struggle. In the letter, the JAC has briefly
mentioned the circumstances under which the struggle is being resorted
view letter >>>
with GM (Estt).
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.Swapan
Chakraborty, AGS, met shri R.K.Goyal, GM (Estt) yesterday the 15-09-2014
and discussed the issues of Compassionate Ground Appointments, date of
implementation of the EPF, allowing casual labourers to appear Telecom
Mechanic LDCE and other issues. The GM (Estt.) assured that the needful
would be done.
and TNTCWU conducting massive dharna, in front of Tamil Nadu CGM office
BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle and Tamil
Nadu Telecom Contract Workers Union (TNTCWU) are conducting a massive
dharna at the office of the CGM, Tamil Nadu circle. More than 1500
workers, who have come from all the districts of Tamil Nadu, are
participating in the struggle. Contract workers are on strike in the
circle. The struggle has been launched, demanding reengagement of the
140 contract workers who have been removed from work. CHQ has demanded
the CMD BSNL to immediately take back the retrenched workers. CHQ
salutes the BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle union and the TNTCWU for
conducting this militant struggle.
with GM (CIT) on implementation of ERP in Telecom Stores circle.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com . Swapan
Chakraborty, AGS, met shri Ramchand, GM (CIT) and discussed about the
redressal of the problems being faced by the employees of Telecom Stores
Circle, due to the implementation of ERP. The GM (CIT) apprised the
leaders, of the actions being taken by the Management, to avoid the
recurrence of the problems faced by the employees in the drawal of
passed in the National Convention of Workers, held at New Delhi, today
the 15.09.2014. <<view
per the decision taken in the Forum meeting held on 12.09.2014, the
Convener, Forum has given letter to the CMD, proposing to deduct one day
basic pay towards the flood relief of J&K Circle. <<view
Convention of Workers held at New Delhi.
A National Convention of Workers,
organized by the Central Trade Unions was held at New Delhi today the
15.09.2014. The Convention was held in the Constitution Club and was
jointly presided over by all the National Presidents of the Central
Trade Unions. Apart from the representatives of the Central TUs,
representatives of the federations of various industries also attended.
From BSNLEU Com. V.A.N Namboodiri, President, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, and
com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS attended the convention. It was addressed
by com. Tapan Sen, GS, CITU, com. Gurudas Dasgupta, GS, AITUC, com.
Brajesh Upadhyay, GS, BMS, Dr. Sanjiva Reddy, President, INTUC and many
others. The Convention passed a declaration and has decided to conduct
the following programme of action.
1. State level joint conventions in
September and October. Wherever possible district and industry level
joint conventions may be organised.
2. National Protest Day to be observed
on 05.12.2014, on which massive demonstrations are to be held.
Demonstration at Delhi will be held with workers from states nearer to
Linked Incentive (PLI) – our demand is justified.
The demand of the JAC on the issue of
PLI is very justified. For the past so many years Management has been
denying PLI to the BSNL employees on the plea that the Company is not
earning profit. We had shown to the Management, the DPE guidelines,
wherein it is categorically stated that PLI is not linked with the
profit of a PSU. In the talks held between the JAC and the Management on
27.06.2014, the JAC demanded that PLI should not be linked with profit,
as per the DPE guidelines. It was accepted by the Management. According
to the decision taken in that meeting, the Joint Committee on PLI is in
the process of finalising the “New PLI formula”, based on the
productivity of the Company. However, it will take a few more months to
finalise the same. Under these circumstances, the JAC has raised the
demand that one month’s pay should be paid as Adhoc PLI, before Pooja,
pending finalisation of the New PLI formula. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,
BSNLEU, as well as the Convener of the JAC, has met the CMD twice and
has demanded payment of adhoc PLI. If this justified demand is rejected,
then the employees will be left with no other option, but to go on
employees are left with no other option, but to hit back.
few months are going to be a period of serious struggles in BSNL. The
genuine demands of the Non-Executives, including PLI is being rejected
by the Management. The E-1 pay scale and the Revised Recruitment Rules
of the JTO, are already approved by the Management Committee. However,
the BSNL Board of Directors refuses to give approval to both these
issues, on the plea that the Company is running in loss. This attitude
of the Board of Directors cannot be accepted. On one side the Management
and the govt. are doing nothing to revive the financial condition of the
Company. The suggestions given by the Forum, in this respect, are thrown
into the dustbin. On the other side, the Deloittee Committee’s
recommendations and the move to merge BSNL & MTNL are threatening the
very future of the employees and the Company. Under these circumstances,
the employees of BSNL are left with no other option but to hit back. Yes
comrades, we have to hit back strongly.
beckon us! Let us march ahead!!
The JAC of the Non-Executives has given
call for dharna on 23.09.2014, two hours walk out on 30.09.2014 and one
day strike in the month of November. These struggles have become
inevitable because our justified demands have been rejected. The Forum
has decided to give call for indefinite strike against the merger of
BSNL & MTNL, recommendations of the Deloittee Committee as well as
demanding concrete steps for the revival of BSNL. The date of this
strike will be finalised in the next meeting of the JAC, which is
meeting shortly. In short, the next few months are going to be a period
of struggles and turbulence in BSNL. We are left with no other option,
but to hit back. CHQ requests all the Circle and District Secretaries
are requested to get fully prepared to meet the situation. They are
requested to take the initiative to strengthen the unity of the
Non-Executives, as well as the entire employees of BSNL. JAC and Forum
should immediately be formed in whichever district and circle where they
are not formed. Without unity we cannot save BSNL and also cannot win
over our justified demands. Yes comrades. Struggles beckon us! Let us
Side members express protest, in the meeting of the Sub-Committee formed
to discuss “interse-seniority” issue, connected with the merger of BSNL
A meeting of the Sub-Committee, formed
to discuss the “interse-seniority” issue, connected with the merger of
BSNL & MTNL, was held today. As per the decision taken in the meeting of
the Forum, the Staff Side members informed the Management that they
would not discuss the interse-seniority issue, unless and otherwise the
other major issues like the financial liability and disinvestment issues
of MTNL are first discussed and sorted out. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,
BSNLEU, explained this decision in detail, before the BSNL & MTNL
officers. Other representatives of the unions and associations also took
the same stand and demanded that govt. should first discuss the major
issues connected with the merger. Hence, no discussion on the interse-seniority
issue took place today. Finally, the Management Side said that the Staff
Side views can be given in writing, which would be forwarded to the
decides to organise struggle to stop merger of BSNL & MTNL, without
settling the major apprehensions of the employees.
A meeting of the Forum took place today
the 12.09.2014, the following decisions were taken unanimously.<view
employees will donate one day salary for Jammu & Kashmir relief - Forum
of the FORUM held on 12th September
meeting decides that one day basic pay of the employees will be donated
as relief to the flood affected people of Jammu & Kashmir.
The Forum meeting that was held today
the 12.09.2014, has taken the decision that a proposal shall be given to
the Management, that an amount equivalent to one day’s basic pay shall
be deducted from the salary of the employees, and the same shall be
donated as relief to the people of Jammu & Kashmir who are very badly
affected by floods. Since the people of J&K are facing a natural
calamity that has not taken place during the past 100 years, all
employees are requested to co-operate and agree to donate one day’s
with CMD on 11.09.2014.
Com. P. Abhimnayu, GS and com. M.C.
Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL,
yesterday the 11.09.2014, and discussed the following issues.<view
with GM (Estt.) on 11.09.2014.
Com. P. Abhimnayu, GS and com. M.C.
Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met shri R.K. Goyal, GM (Estt.), and
discussed the following issues.
labourers working in BSNL, with the requisite qualification should be
allowed to appear the Telecom Mechanic LDCE.
of implementation of EPF, in respect of casual labourers in BSNL, should
be compulsorily from 01.10.2000, and not from any later date.
pay scale upgradations of the TTA and Driver cadres, from 01.10.2000,
should not be treated as the first upgradation under NEPP and they
should be given first upgradation w.e.f. 2004.
writes to the CMD BSNL, demanding payment of financial assistance to the
flood ravaged circle of Jammu & Kashmir.<<<view
circular no. 5 - JAC decides to intensify the struggle.<<<click
& Kashmir limping back to normalcy.
Jammu & Kashmir, which is devastated by
unprecedented floods, is limping back to normalcy. The floods have
started to recede. Relief and rescue operations are being carried out by
the armed forces in full swing. After many days, early this morning, the
General Secretary was able to contact com. Bashir Ahmed Khan, District
Secretary, Srinagar. He told that the floods have started receding,
however, the fate of employees are not known, as communication continues
to remain paralysed. Still, the circle secretary, com. Nisar Ahmed could
not be contacted. BSNLEU, while assuring the Management of all
cooperation, has demanded immediate financial relief to the BSNL
employees of J&K circle.
to become a 100% multi national company.
Uninor, which is operating in 7 circles
with 30 million subscribers, is all set to become a 100% multi national
company. Norwegian multi national company, Telenor, is have 74% stake in
Uninor. The remaining 26% is being held by Lakshdeep Investments.
Telenor has clinched a Rs.7.8 billion deal to purchase the 26% stake
from it’s partner. It has already got the approval of the Foreign
Investment Promotion Board (FIPB).
Modi govt.’s big step to kill the Public Sector.
The Narendra Modi government has taken
a drastic decision on 10.09.2014 to kill the Indian Public Sector. The
govt. has taken decision to disinvest the shares in three PSUs for a
whopping Rs.45,000 crore. The three PSUs are Coal India Ltd. (CIL), ONGC
and National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC). In CIL, the govt.
has decided to sell 10% stake, while the figure is 11.3% in NHPC and 5%
in ONGC. In addition to this, the govt. has already decided to sell 10%
stake in the SAIL. Undoubtedly the BJP govt. ruling at the Centre is
also following the same Neo-Liberal Policy, which was followed by the
previous Congress led UPA govt. Let the working class muster strength
and launch serious struggles to safeguard the Public Sector.
decision to go on strike.
A meeting of the JAC was held yesterday
the 05.09.2014. Com. C. Singh, President, JAC, presided over the
meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener, JAC welcomed every one and briefed
on the Demands Day programme that have taken place and the status of the
various issues. He told that even issues like E-1 pay scale and new RR
of the JTO are lying pending, since the Board of Directors has not
approved them. Thereafter, detailed discussion took place on the agenda.
Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, BSNL MS, TEPU, SNATTA, BTEU, FNTOBEA,
BTU and BSNL WRU took part in the discussion. The following decisions
were taken unanimously:-
meeting expressed it’s extreme displeasure and resentment since no
improvement has taken place on any of the issues on which discussion
took place between the JAC and the Management on 27.6.2014.
order to intensify the struggle, a one day dharna is to be conducted at
the Corporate Office, circles and SSAs on 23.09.2014.
hour walk out is to be conducted on 30.09.2014 from 1100 hrs to 1300
day strike will take place in November, the date of which will be
decided in the next JAC meeting to be held on 04.10.2014.
taken in the BSNL Staff Welfare Board meeting held
Office letter on organisational
structure implementation in ERP for CM Vertical.<<<click
selects Celltick for home screen marketing service (BSNL BZZ) to its
subscribers - press release.<<<click
Office letter on floating of tenders by Circles / SSAs.<<<click
with GM (Estt.).
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, held discussion
with Shri R.K. Goyal, GM (Estt.) today the 04.09.2014, during which he
reminded many issues that have already been discussed on earlier
occasions, such as problems connected with NEPP, fixation of pay after
01.10.2000, Compassionate Ground Appointments, Telecom Mechanic
promotion to the officials who have already been qualified and completed
training, Allowing casual labourers to appear the Telecom Mechanic LICE,
and also the gratuity and EPF issues of the casual labourers. The GM (Estt.)
assured that action is being taken on most of the issues.
moving on fast track on the issue of merger of BSNL and MTNL.
It is widely reported in the media,
that the DoT is moving fast on the issue of merger of BSNL and MTNL. As
per reports, the DoT has fixed June, 2015 as the deadline for the
merger, for which it will move a Cabinet Note in April, 2015. However,
the DoT wants to hold discussion with the Unions and Associations on
this matter only in March, 2015. From the above time schedule it is
clear that by the time the DoT holds talk with the unions, the merger of
BSNL and MTNL would have become a fait accompli. We will not allow this
to happen. The unions and associations, under the banner of Forum, will
meet shortly and will finalise their strategy.
Office letter on recruitment of Junior Hindi Translators through Limited
Internal Competitive Examination (LICE) to be held on 9th November,
Office circular on rationalisation
of the tariff under prepaid mobile services.<<<click
Office letter on suspension of all the activity related to manufacturing
of CAT-5 cable by Telecom Factories.<<<click
Board meeting held.
The 11th meeting
of the Staff Welfare Board was held today at New Delhi today. The
meeting was presided over by shri A.N.Rai, CMD BSNL. Com.P.Abhimanyu,
GS, represented BSNLEU in the meeting. At the outset, Com.P.Abhimanyu
expressed his deep anguish over the extreme delay in holding the Welfare
Board meeting. The last meeting was held in February, 2011. The CMD BSNL
assured that the meeting will be held without delay hereafter. A note on
the discussions held on the agenda item will be put on the website
writes to CMD BSNL, demanding expeditious redressal of the problems
being faced by the employees of Telecom Stores, due to the hasty
implementation of the ERP .<<<
Office letter on early
settlement of pre-2006 pension cases.<<<click
Office letter on release of pensionary benefits in view of judgment of
Honble Supreme Court in CA No.6770 of 2013.<<<click
Office letter on relieving
of JTOs working on temporary transfer.<<<click
issued for holding the 31st meeting
of the National Council.
The 31st meeting
of the National Council should have been held in the month of August
itself, as per the decision taken in the last meeting. However, the same
was not held, perhaps due the fact that the Director (HR) is busy, since
he is also looking after as the CMD. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Secretary, Staff
Side met him on 26.08.2014, and insisted early conducting of the
meeting. Accordingly Corporate Office has issued notification to hold
the meeting on 25.09.2014.<<<view
of admissible delegates and observers to the various district unions,
for the 7th AIC,
based on the quota received by the CHQ - Circle and District Secretaries
to note please.
CHQ has dispatched letters to all the
circle and district secretaries, intimating the admissibility of
delegates and observers to each of the district union, for the
forthcoming 7th All
India Conference, based on the quota received by the CHQ. Discrepancies,
found if any, may kindly be intimated in writing to the CHQ, latest
writes to the Corporate Office, regarding the non-consideration of the
suggestions given by BSNLEU, in framing the new Recruitment Rules for
the cadre of TTA.<<<
International Day of Action on 3rd October.
October 3rd of every year is being
observed by the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), as the
International Day of Action. Accordingly, the WFTU has given call to
observe October 3rd of this year also as the International Day of
Action. The issue that is to be focused on this day is “unemployment”.
This is a very serious issue, that is impacting a vast majority of the
population across the world. Millions of youth are struggling world
over, to get a job for the subsistence of their families. This is a
subject which is very much connected with the working class. Due to the
world economic crisis that started in 2008, millions of workers lost
their jobs. While the governments of various countries spent billions of
dollars to bail out the capitalists, the workers who lost their jobs
were left high and dry. BSNLEU is affiliated to the WFTU. As such it is
our duty to implement the call of the WFTU. The CEC meeting held at
Rajkot has also decided that the International Day of Action should be
observed in a befitting manner. CHQ calls upon the circle and district
unions to implement the call.
Chargesheets Marans for Rs 822cr Maxis Kickbacks.
The CBI on Friday filed a chargesheet
in the Aircel-Maxis deal case before a special court hearing the 2G scam
cases, naming former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother
Kalanithi Maran and others for their alleged role in doling out Rs 600
crore as bribes. Five individuals named in the chargesheet include
Dayanidhi, Sun Group CMD Kalanithi, Malaysian tycoon T Ananda Krishnan
and Augustus Ralph Marshall, a director in many of Krishnan’s companies.
Former telecom secretary and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
chairman J S Sarma, who died in March, has also been named as an
accused. However, his name has been put in a column of the accused
against whom trial cannot proceed. The CBI also charged four companies —
Maxis Communications Berhad, Sun Direct TV Ltd, Astro All Asia Networks
and South Asia Entertainment Holdings Ltd. The 72-page chargesheet,
which does not differ much from the original FIR, includes the names of
151 witnesses and a set of 655 documents.
The New Indian Express dated 30-08-2014]
Office sends reminder
of anomaly in pension of BSNL employees retired within ten months of
their absorption in BSNL w.e.f. 01.10.2000.<<click
of delegates and observers for the 7th All
CHQ has finalized the eligible number
of delegates and observers of each and every district union, for the
forthcoming 7th All
India Conference, to be held at Kolkata. This eligibility is worked out,
based on the quota received by CHQ, from January 2012 to December, 2013.
District Unions are requested to elect their delegates and observers
based on this eligibility. As per the decision of the Rajkot CEC
meeting, admission of delegates and observers in the AIC will be
strictly according the allotment made by CHQ only. It is also requested
that the list of delegates and observers from each district union, may
please be intimated to the CHQ and the Reception Committee, atleast two
weeks prior to the AIC. Queries / corrections to the quota sent to the
CHQ, or allotment of delegates / observers to the districts, may please
be sent in writing to the CHQ latest by 14.09.2014. <<view
writes to the CMD BSNL, on
proposed merger of Inspection Circle and QA Circle.<<view
writes to the Director (HR), BSNL, on constitution
of Committee for pay revision of OL Cadres.<<view
Office letter on HOCC Discussions - Comments on recommendations of the
consultant M/s Deloittee on HR issues.<<click
Court dismisses Dayanidhi Maran’s petition. Says filing charge sheet is
A petition field by the former Telecom
Minister, Dayanidhi Maran, is dismissed by the Supreme Court today.
Maran has demanded that the Supreme Court should refrain the CBI from
filing a charge sheet against him, since the CBI has not completed it’s
Malaysia side investigation. The Supreme Court has stated that filing
the charge sheet is the prerogative of the CBI, and that the Court would
not intervene in that.
Office letter on proposal of incentive scheme for BSNL staff for making
recovery of more than one year old outstanding dues in respect of
permanent closed connections of leased circuits.<<click
of Hon'ble MoC&IT during HOCC held on 21 - 22 August'14.<<click
Secretary's leter to CGM regarding Beed Stores.<<click
Secretary's leter to CGM regarding
Secretary's leter to CGM regarding servent quaters at pune.<<click
with CMD BSNL
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. M.C.
Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL,
yesterday the 26.08.2014 and discussed the following issues:-
of Adhoc PLI : The
leaders informed the CMD, that the Joint Committee to finalise the New
PLI formula is on the job. Since it will take atleast 2 months to
finalise the New PLI formula, the Company should pay one
month pay as adhoc PLI, demanded
delay in approving E-1 pay scale and revised JTO Recruitment Rules : The
leaders pointed out that there is inordinate delay in approving the E-1
pay scale and the revised Recruitment Rules of the JTO cadre. They urged
upon the CMD to get both the issues approved by the next meeting of the
Board of Directors.
31st meeting of the National Council: It
is the decision of the last meeting of the National Council, that the
next meeting (31st meeting)
would be held in the 2nd /
3rd week of
August, 2014. However, no date has so far been fixed for the meeting.
The leaders insisted upon the CMD to hold the meeting at least in the
month of September, 2014.
The CMD assured that all the issues
raised by the Union leaders would be appropriately be looked into.
Rs.200/- free SIM to the BSNL Employees posted in MTNL areas.
Allow off net calls on Rs.200/- free SIM.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. M.C.
Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met shri A.K. Singhal, GM (Admn.),
yesterday the 26.08.2014, and demanded that Rs.200/- free SIM should be
issued to the BSNL employees posted in MTNL areas. They insisted that
there should not be any discrimination among the BSNL employees, on the
issue of issuing Rs.200/- free SIM card. Similarly, off net calls (calls
to other networks) should also be allowed on Rs.200/- free SIM, demanded
the leaders. The GM (Admn.), assured to look into this demands and to do
of 7th All India
Conference of BSNLEU inaugurated.
Veteran trade union leader Com. Ananta
Bhattacharjee inaugurated the Website of the 7th AIC,
at Kolkata, in a meeting of the Reception Committee, held on 22.8.2014.
Com. Adhir Sen, Working Chairman of the Reception Committee presided
over the meeting. Most of the joint conveners of different subcommittees
along with the volunteers were present in the meeting. Joint Secretaries
of the Reception Committee Com. Animesh Mitra & Com. Saibal Sengupta
welcomed the members in the meeting on the eve of this historic moment.
They also apprised the house the latest position of the preparation of
the 7th AIC.
Treasurer Com. Omprakash Singh informed the house the financial position
of the Reception Committee. Both the Joint Secretaries and Treasurer
appealed to the members to donate generously and remit the same without
any delay. Conveners of the different sub-committees reaffirmed to make
the 7th AIC, a
historic success. www.bsnleu.wix.com/seventhaic is
the web address of the 7th All
India Conference. CHQ heartily congratulates the Reception Committee,
for adopting latest technology to successfully organise the All India
level dharna successfully held throughout the country on the demands of
the casual contract workers.
As per the call of the BSNL CCWF and
the BSNLEU, very successful dharnas are conducted yesterday the
26.08.2014, at the SSA level. The reports coming from various circles in
this regard is very encouraging. In most of the places, the dharnas were
conducted successfully and jointly by BSNL CCWF and the BSNLEU. CHQ
heartily congratulates all comrades for the successful dharna. CHQ also
requests all circle secretaries to send a report on this programme, with
photos. The next programme on these demands will be March to CGM Offices
on 25.09.2014. CHQ requests all the circle and district unions to start
making preparations for that programme for onwards.<<view
of implementation of EPF, in respect of casual labourers.
EPF has been implemented for casual
labourers in BSNL. However, Corporate Office has not specified the date
of its implementation. Circles like West Bengal and NE-1 has sought
clarification from the Corporate Office in this respect. However, no
decision has yet been taken so far. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and
com.M.C.Balakrishna, Org. Secretary(CHQ) met shri R.K.Goyal, GM (Estt.)
today the 26-08-2014, and insisted that Corporate Office should issue
guideline to implement EPF w.e.f 01-10-2000, i.e., from the date of
formation of BSNL.
of Hon'ble CAT judgement, in respect of the Ex-service men, who are
provisionally allowed to appear JTO LICE.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.
M.C.Balakrishna, Org.Secretary (CHQ), met shri R.K.Goyal today, and once
again urged upon him to implement the Hon'ble CAT judgement, in respect
of the Ex-service men, who had already been provisionally allowed to
appear the JTO LICE. They told the GM (Estt.) not to prolong the
litigation, but to honour and implement the judgement already given in
favour of the Ex-service men.
Recruitment Rules of the cadre of TTA released by Corporate Office.<<Forwarding
Office letter on grant of incentives to eligible non-executives for
manning the vacant posts of Junior Hindi Translators (JHT) through local
writes to Shri Nripendra Mishra, Principal Secretary to the Prime
Minister, on filling up the vacant Director posts in the BSNL Board.<<click
of the 20th meeting
of Standing Committee of National Council held on 22nd
personalities, U.R. Ananthamurthy and Richard Attenborough passed away.
writer and Jnanpith award winner, U.R. Ananthamurthi has passed away.
Richard Attenborough, who directed the Oscar award wining movie, Gandhi,
has passed away. BSNLEU pays rich tributes and condolence to both the
writes to CMD BSNL, demanding payment of adhoc PLI, pending finalisation
of the new PLI formula, based on the productivity of the Company.<<click
writes to the Director (HR), BSNL, on the delay
in holding the 31st meeting
of the National Council.<<click
writes to CMD BSNL on the delay
in approving the revised RR of JTO and E-1 pay scale, by the BSNL Board.<<click
the dharna of the casual contract workers on 26.08.2014, a grand
A dharna, on the genuine demands of the
casual and contract workers, will be held tomorrow the 26.08.2014.
Circle and District Secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to organize the
programme, together with BSNL CCWF effectively.
Regularisation of Left-out
Casual labours and Contract workers.
Casual labour wage to be the
same as the lowest wage in BSNL, instead of that of DOT.
Minimum Wage as per Government
Orders to be implemented to the contract workers, including higher
wages for semi-skilled, skilled and highly skilled and as per A, B
and C class cities. Wages to be paid through account/cheque in time.
Even if contractor changes, the same workers should continue.
Implementation of Social
Security measures like EPF, ESI, Gratuity, Bonus.
HRA / Quarters to be allotted to
casual contract workers.
EPF Account to be opened by the
Principal Employer instead of by contractor.
Issue of Identity Cards by BSNL
BSNL Management should take
necessary steps to improve the services by procuring sufficient
equipment to enable expansion and development.
Equal Pay for Equal work for
Vacate Victimisation - Reinstate
all the retrenched workers.
Recognise BSNL Casual and
Contract Workers Federation.
Office letter on time bound disposal of disciplinary / vigilance cases
against the retiring / retired employees.<<click
writes to the Hon’ble Minister of Communications for the early refund of
Rs.6724.51 crore to BSNL, being the refund of BWA spectrum charges.<<view
the CMD BSNL, urging to manufacture mobile towers in the Telecom
Factories and not to purchase them from outside vendors.<<view
Secretary joins CHQ after treatment.
Dear Comrades, I have joined CHQ today,
after undergoing an eye surgery at Chennai on 13.08.2014, to set right a
problem in the retina. I sincerely thank all the comrades who conveyed
their best wishes for my speedy recovery.
of Circles Conference taking place in New Delhi.
The Heads of Circles Conference has
started at New Delhi today the 21-08-2014. The meeting will take place
today and tomorrow. Among other things, the HOCC is expected to discuss
the report of the Deloittee Committee, based on which the Management
will take a decision. As usual, the Management has stated that a final
decision would be taken after consulting the Union.
demonstration conducted at BSNL Corporate Office, against the report of
the Deloittee Committee.
As per the call of the Forum of BSNL
Unions and Associations, a lunch hour demonstration was conducted at
Corporate Office today, against the report of the Deloittee Committee. A
large number of employees participated in the demonstration. Slogans
were raised, demanding the scrapping of the Deloittee Committee's
report. The meeting was addressed by com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, convener,
Forum, com.Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, com. Sebastin, GS, SNEA,
com.Suresh Kumar, GS BSNL MS, com.R.S.Chauhan, CS, NTR,
com.M.C.Balakrishna, Org.Secretary (CHQ), BSNLEU, and many others. It is
very relevant that the Forum has conducted this demonstration on the day
when the HOCC meeting is taking place. We hope that the Management would
have got the right message from this demonstration, and that it will
take a wise decision on the matter.
Office letter, on today's demonstration at Corporate Office, against
the report of the Deloittee Committee. <<<view
demonstration against the report of the Deloittee Committee, to be held
at Corporate Office tomorrow the 21.08.2014.
Demonstrations, as per the call of the
Forum, against the report of the Deloittee Committee, were held at the
SSA and Circle levels on 12.08.2014. Employees overwhelmingly
participated in those demonstrations throught the country. However, it
has been decided that the demonstration at the Corporate Office would be
held on 21.08.2014. Accordingly, a lunch hour demonstration will take
place at the Corporate Office tomorrow.
rates may fall, as TRAI lowers access charge.
According to a decision announced by
the TRAI on 24th July, customers can choose their International Long
Distance Operator ( ILDO ), for speaking ISD calls, by purchasing
calling cards from that ILDO. For this, the ILDO has to pay an 'access
charge' to the local service
provider. This access charge has been decided by the TRAI, and was
announced yesterday. According to this announcement, access charge will
be 40 paise per minute for wireless service and Rs.1.20 per minute for
wireline service. As a result of this announcement, competition is
expected to increase, and ISD rates are expected to fall.
Dharnas on 26.08.2014, at SSA levels, on the demands of the casual and
The BSNL Casual and Contract Workers
Federation has decided to organise dharnas on 26.08.2014, at SSA levels
(in front of GM / TDM offices), urging the BSNL Management to settle the
long pending problems of the casual and contract workers. The Central
Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU, held at New Delhi on 20.07.2014, has
decided that the Union should take all out efforts to make the
agitational programme of the casual and contract workers a grand
success. Hence, CHQ calls upon the circle and district Secretaries to
take initiative, to organise the dharna effectively. Special attention
should be taken to mobilise the regular employees in large numbers in
the dharna. Details regarding the demands for the agitation is uploaded
on CHQ website on 24.07.2014.
Recruitment Rules of the cadre of TTA approved by BSNL Board.
It is understood that the BSNL Board
has given it's approval for the new Recruitment Rules of the cadre of
TTA. It is also learnt that the Board has approved the payment of an
incentive of Rs.800/- per month, to those who look after the charge of
Hindi Translator. However, it is disappointing to learn, that the Board
has kept pending the issues of E1 pay scale and new Recruitment Rules of
the cadre of JTO.
writes to the Hon'ble Minister of Communications, urging rejection of
the demand of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), for
reallocation of the 900MHz spectrum, being held by the BSNL.<<<view
Bank Governor cautions that merger of banks should not affect the
Now days, much is being talked about
the merger of smaller Public Sector Banks with bigger Public Sector
Banks. For example, it is being proposed that the State Bank group of
banks should be merged with the main State Bank of India. Expressing his
opinion on the merger of banks, shri Raghuram Rajan, the Reserve Bank
Governor, has cautioned that the proposed merger of banks should not
affect the health of the banks which are already in good financial
position. Shri Raghuram Rajan had been the Chief Economist of the IMF,
and he knows what will be the impact of unmindful mergers. The caution
made by the Reserve Bank Governor, well applies to the merger of BSNL,
with MTNL, which has already become sick. The people who are blindly
proposing the merger, should understand that the proposed merger will
irrevocably affect BSNL, which has just started showing signs of
telecom companies are out to snatch BSNL's 900 MHz spectrum.
The Cellular Operator's Association of
India (COAI) has requested the government to take over a portion of the
900MHz spectrum that BSNL is presently having, and make it available for
the spectrum auctioning, that is to take place early next year. The
900MHz spectrum that BSNL is having in all the 22 circles wherein it is
providing services, is very efficient compared to the spectrum in other
bands such as 1800MHz. The 900MHz spectrum is presently being used by
BSNL for voice services, as well as for providing high-speed data
services. However, in future, BSNL can also provide 4G service with this
900MHz spectrum, by adopting the LTE technology. This is the reason why
the private companies want to snatch BSNL's spectrum in the 900MHz. If
the demand of the COAI is accepted by the government, it will be a big
blow for BSNL's future plans of providing 4G service. The employees have
to unitedly defeat the game plan of the private operators.
going on in full swing, to make the demonstration at Corporate
Office, on 21.08.2014 successful, against the report of the Deloittee
BSNLEU is taking serious efforts to
make the demonstration at Corporate Office, to be held on 21-08-2014,
successful. The Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations has given call to
conduct this programme against the report of the Deloittee Committee.
Preparatory meeting was held on 12.08.2014, at Corporate Office and on
14.08.2014 at NTR circle, attended by com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, com.
M.C. Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), com. R.S. Chauhan, Org.
Secretary (CHQ) and com. Kamal Sah, CS, Corporate Office. It was
decided in the both meetings that BSNLEU shall mobilise maximum number
of employees to make the programme successful.
for the Casual Labourers – Discussion held with GM (Estt.).
BSNL Employees Union has raised the
demand for gratuity to the Casual Labourers who are yet to be
regularised by the Department. A discussion was held with the Management
on 12th August, on the same subject. Com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, com.
M.C. Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met Shri R.K. Goyal, GM (Estt.)
and highlighted our logic on the demand to the Management. It will be
appropriate that as per the Labour Act these casual labourers also
should come under the purview of the gratuity. It is unfortunate that
though the concern CGM’s have send a series of letters to the Corporate
Office to get the necessary approval in this regard, but it is still
pending in the Corporate Office. After patiently hearing the logic of
the demands, GM (Estt.) has assured that positive action will be taken
at the earliest.
are being harassed to get GPF advance – Discussion held with CMD BSNL
and Member (Finance), DoT.
According to the BSNL Management, the
DoT is not serious to make payment to the BSNL particularly in the case
of the GPF advance. Staffs are being facing the difficulties to get the
GPF advance during last one year on plea of non-availability of fund.
The matter was discussed with CMD on 11th August, and with Member
(Finance), DoT, on 13th August. It was told to CMD that more funds
should be allotted for the GPF advance as Pooja festival is knocking of
the door and employees have good requirement for the money. He assured
that after consultation with the ED (Finance), suitable action would be
taken. On 13th August, similar discussion took place with Ms. Annie
Moraes, Member (Finance) DoT. She assured that case will be look into
and if necessary some mechanism can be framed, so that the staff can get
the GPF advance directly from the concerned CCA units.
Ground Appointment – A new policy is going to be framed by the Corporate
Com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, com. M.C.
Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met Shri Neeraj Verma, GM (SR), and
Shri R.K. Goyal, GM (Estt.), on 12th August, 2014 for holding of HPC
meeting for the CG Appointment. It is learnt from the both officers that
department is going to finalise a new scheme for the CG Appointment.
According to this scheme Corporate Office will finalize the parameters
and circle office will arrange the HPC meeting for the CG Appointments.
A list of the approved candidates can be prepared and earmarked
vacancies can be filled up from the list.
is going on for a good gathering on 21st August, in Corporate Office for
the demonstration programme against Deloittee Committee recommendation.
Staffs are very serious in Delhi to
make a good gathering on 21st in the Corporate Office. Both Circle Union
in Corporate Office and NTR Circle has arranged campaign programme in
this purpose in their area. Meeting held on 12.08.2014, at Corporate
Office and on 14.08.2014 at NTR office where Com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS
and Com. M.C. Balakrishna, Org. Secretary (CHQ), com. R.S. Chauhan, Org.
Secretary (CHQ) and com. Kamal Shah, CS, Corporate Office were present
in the meeting. It was decided in the both meeting that BSNLEU will take
initiative to mobilise the maximum number of membership under the banner
of Forum in the programme. They will also publish pamphlet and posters
on the subject.
is not only the solution – Observation of the broadband cell of the
Corporate Office has expressed its
unhappiness regarding the performance of the circles for outsourcing of
wirelines broadband service including installation and maintenance.
Recently the broadband cell of the Corporate Office has stopped the
circle administration not to make further agreement with the vendors for
the outsourcing of broadband maintenance. In this connection they have
issued a circular on 06th August, asking Head of Circles about the
status of the customer before and after outsourcing. It will be
appropriate to mention here that while Management is considering the
Deloittee committee recommendations who have advocated outsourcing of
the total operation and maintenance job, the observation of the
broadband cell of the Corporate Office is altogether different. As per
their observation, the customer satisfaction and reduction of fault
rates does not appear tenable as the circles who have entered in
maintenance contract have registered negative growth for the broadband
District Conference Notification.<<click
Welfare Board meeting
will be held on 04.09.2014.
Notification has already been issued by
the Management to hold the meeting of the Staff Welfare Board
on 22-08-2014. This meeting stands postponed and will be held
writes to the Member (Finance) of the Telecom
her intervention, to resolve the problem of belated / denial of payment
of GPF advance to BSNL employees.<<click
Welfare meeting likely to be postponed
It is learnt that the
Staff Welfare Board meeting may be postponed once again. In the
discussion with the GM (Admn.) on 11.08.2014, it was told that due to
the Heads of Circles meeting to be held on the same day, i.e.,
on 22.08.2014, it is not possible to hold the Staff Welfare Board
meeting also. Further, it was proposed that the Staff Welfare Board
meeting may be held in the first week of September. Sports and Cultural
Board meeting will be held in the month of October.
opposition to the recommendations of Deloittee Committee conveyed to the
Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, and
com. Animesh Mitra, Dy. GS, met CMD BSNL, yesterday the 11.08.2014, and
conveyed to him the resentment of the employees against the retrograde
recommendations of M/s Deloittee Committee. It was told by the Leaders
that the recommendations for centralization and merger of the SSAs
activities, total outsourcing of O&M works, downsizing of the staff
strength, closure of Telecom Factories & Civil Wing and discontinuation
of Sr.TOA cadre etc. are not at all acceptable to BSNLEU. It was also
intimated to him that the demonstration programme will be organized on
12th August, under the banner of the Forum, throughout the country,
against the Deloittee Committee's recommendations. The CMD BSNL,
assured to look into the matter.
powerful demonstrations today, against the report of the Deloittee
Forum of Unions and Associations of
BSNL has given call, to conduct protest demonstrations at circle and SSA
levels today, against the report of the Deloittee Committee. CHQ calls
upon our comrades to make the call a success, by massively mobilising
the employees. Please send report to the CHQ.
Secretary to undergo an eye surgery this weekend.
Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, will undergo an eye
surgery this weekend at Chennai. He is expected to join the CHQ
on 22.08.2014. Com.Animesh Mitra,Dy.GS, will be available in the CHQ.
rent arrears to BSNL from Private Companies.
It is unfortunate that when BSNL is
facing serious financial crisis, the Management has failed to collect an
amount of Rs.41 crores arrears payment from the private telecom
companies towards the rent for sharing for BSNL Towers. Same issue was
raised by our union when discussion was held with the Management on the
issue of formation of separate tower company. BSNL Employees Union had
opined that we should more careful and cautious to collect more revenue
from the private operators through tower sharing instead of formation of
separate tower company. But it is alarming to all of us that even we
have failed to collect the money from the operators in this crucial
has purchased 1269 towers from the open market, keeping idle its own
It is learnt from the Parliament
replies that BSNL has purchased 1269 towers at a cost Rs.71.26 crore
from equipment vendors over last 8 years. It is unfortunate that when
our Telecom Factories are facing tremendous crisis due to shortage of
orders for manufacturing towers, the company has spent huge money. At
the same time the department has also confirmed that the tower materials
to manufacture 1100 towers are available in our telecom factories. So
question will come automatically that when material is available in the
factory, why company is purchasing telecom towers from the outsiders
of the JAC postponed.
The next meeting of the National JAC,
scheduled to be held at New Delhi on 11.08.2014, has been postponed, due
to the health condition of the Convener. The next date of the meeting
will be announced shortly.
by Forum, against the report of the Deloittee Committee, is to be held
at Corporate Office on 21.08.2014, instead of 12.08.2014.
Forum has already given call to conduct
protest demonstrations on 12.08.2014, against the report of the
Deloittee Committee. In view of the change in the dates of the HOCC,
Forum has decided that the demonstration at Corporate Office will take
place on 21.08.2014. At circle and SSA levels, the demonstration will
take place as per the original schedule, i.e., on 12.08.2014.
profit or loss - Hon'ble MoC has expressed the views of the govt. in
of Circles Conference postponed to August 21st and
The Heads of Circle Conference (HOCC),
which has been scheduled to be held at New Delhi, on 12th and
13th August has
been postponed. The Conference will now be held on 21st and
powerful demonstrations on 12.08.2014, against the retrograde report of
the Deloittee Committee.
Hold powerful demonstrations on
12.08.2014, against the retrograde report of the Deloittee Committee.
The Forum of the Unions and Associations of BSNL, has called upon the
employees to hold powerful demonstrations at the Corporate Office,
Circle Office and SSA levels on 12.08.2014, against the retrograde
recommendations of the Deloittee Committee. CHQ calls upon all the
Circle and District Unions to implement the call successfully.
Office writes to circles regarding speedy settlement of revision of
pre-2006 pension cases.<<click
Office sends reminder
of anomaly in pension of BSNL employees retired within ten months of
their absorption in BSNL w.e.f. 01.10.2000.<<click
Day successfully observed all over the country.
As per the call of the JAC, Demands Day
is successfully observed today, by wearing badges and conducting lunch
hour demonstrations. Non-Executives throughout the country massively
participated in this programme and recorded their resentment towards the
non-settlement of their long pending problems. CHQ heartily
congratulates the Non-Executives for making the programme a resounding
Day" on 07-08-2014 is the beginning.
Conduct it massively.
Get ready for more serious struggles.
Total neglect of the
genuine grievances of the Non-Executives has become the
order of the day in BSNL. Anything and everything is being
made available to the top officers. Financial position of
the Company does not come in the way for that matter. But,
so far as the Non-executives are concerned, they should not
raise any demand till the Company becomes profit-making once
again. This double standard of the Management cannot
continue for long. Struggle alone can put an end to this
hypocrisy. Observing Demands Day on 07.08.2014, by
conducting Lunch Hour Demonstrations and wearing badges is
only the beginning. Do it massively. More serious forms of
struggles are in the pipe-line. Get ready for it.
plans to start Telecom Finance Corporation.
The government is planning to start a
Non-Banking Infrastructure Finance Corporation, called Telecom
Finance Corporation. Quoting the Telecom Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad,
the Economic Times has reported that the Telecom Finance Corporation
will come under the administrative control of the DoT, and will start
functioning by 2017. Sources of funding for the TFC
will be through issue of taxable and tax-free bonds. Other sources will
be the Asian Development Bank, World Bank and the IMF.
raises landline and broadband tariffs Upto 40%.
Airtel has raised it's landline and
broadband tariffs upto 40%. The company has stated the the tariff hike
is due to the increase in the cost of inputs. Airtel is having 14 lakh
land line customers.
Office letter on grant of cash award to Sportspersons for achieving
excellence in International Tournaments/Meets during 2013.<<click
Office letter on grant of cash award to Sportspersons for achieving
excellence in National Tournaments/Meets during 2013.<<click
30 POINT DEMANDS . [Click Here]
and MTNL sign pact with ONGC.
BSNL and MTNL have signed an agreement
with the ONGC. This agreement will be for a period of 5 years. According
to this agreement, BSNL and MTNL will provide land line and mobile
services, as well as leased circuit services to ONGC, all over the
country. The agreement was signed by the Director (T&FS) of the ONGC,
shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL and Shri P.K. Purwar (CMD MTNL).
massive nationwide demonstrations on 12-08-2014,
against the retrograde report of the Deloittee Committee.
The Forum of BSNL Unions and
Associations, which held it's meeting yesterday the 04.08.2014, has
given call to the BSNL employees to conduct massive nation wide
demonstrations on 12.08.2014, protesting against the retrograde report
of the Deloittee Committee. The Report is completely anti-worker in
nature. CHQ of BSNLEU has already written a detailed letter to the CMD
BSNL on 04.08.2014, opposing the Deloittee committee's report, lock,
stock and barrel. Circle and District secretaries are requested to use
this letter for organising the employees, against the report. CHQ
requests each and every one of the comrades of BSNLEU to ensure that the
demonstration on 12.08.2014 becomes a resounding success.
government faced with problems in passing the Insurance Bill in the
The Bill to increase FDI limit to 49%
in the Insurance Sector, could not be taken up in the Rajya Sabha
yesterday the 04.08.2014, due to the determined resistance by the
opposition parties. There are 250 members in the Rajya Sabha, out of
which the ruling BJP's strength is only 64. Hence, the BJP took hectic
efforts to get the support of the Congress Party, to pass the Bill in
the Rajya Sabha, Even though the Congress Party is in favour of
increasing the FDI limit to 49%, due to political compulsions, it has
decided not to facilitate a free hand to the BJP. It is demanding that
the Bill should be referred to the Select Committee of the Parliament.
In any case the Narendra Modi government is faced with problems to pass
the Bill for the time being. We cannot predict what will
happen tomorrow. The Insurance employees are determined to go on strike,
on the day when the Bill is taken up in the Rajya Sabha. The circle and
District Unions of BSNLEU should conduct powerful demonstrations in
support of the strike on that day.
strongly opposes the report of Deloittee Committee and demands the
Management to discuss it with the Unions and Associations.<<view
of CHQ quota through NEFT- District Secretaries to note please.
CHQ has already sent a circular to all
the District Secretaries, wherein the details of CHQ's bank account, for
remittance of quota through NEFT, were provided. However, it is observed
that still some District Secretaries have written to the CHQ asking for
the details of the bank account. A copy of the circular which is already
sent, is once again being uploaded on the website. District Secretaries
are requested to take a print out of the details of the bank account,
and are requested to hand it over to the concerned AO, with a request to
send the CHQ quota directly to the CHQ, through NEFT.<<click
opposition in the Rajya Sabha, to the Bill which seeks to increase FDI
in the Insurance sector.
The Narendra Modi government is hell
bent to raise the FDI in the Insurance sector to 49%, to please the
World Bank and Multi National Companies. The Bill is not likely to be
passed in the Rajya Sabha, since the opposition parties are not likely
to allow the Bill to be passed so easily. The Congress Party is likely
to demand that the Bill should be referred to the Select Committee.
However, CHQ wishes to remind that our comrades should conduct protest
demonstrations throughout the country, on the day when the Insurance
employees go on strike, against the increase in FDI to 49%
Office letter on Sanchar Krida Award for outstanding Sportspersons in
BSNL for the year 2013.<<click
will doom BSNL. (Article
of Telecrusader August, 2014).<<click
Office letter on database of BSNL employees (both Executives as well as
of Junior Hindi Translators through LICE to be held on 9th November,
urged the Corporate Office to announce the date of implementation of EPF
Corporate Office has already issued
order to the field units to implement EPF scheme for the casual
labourers and TSMs. However, the Corporate Office has not specified the
date from which this scheme is to be implemented. BSNLEU has demanded
that the scheme should be implemented from 01.10.2000, since all these
casual labourers and TSMs are working from the period of DoT. The issue
was again discussed with the GM (Estt.) by Com.P.Abhimanyu, yesterday
the 30.07.2014. The GM (Estt.) replied that the issue is being discussed
in the Corporate Office, and that a decision would be intimated to the
circles by the end of August.
formation of JAC at circle and district levels, and make all out
preparations to make the "Demands Day" a grand success.
Many circle unions have informed the
formation of the JAC in their circles. However, nothing is heard in this
regard from other circles. CHQ calls upon the circle and district unions
to immediately form the JAC in all circles and districts, by
coordinating with the other unions and associations of the
Non-Executives. "Demands Day" should be effectively organised
on 07.08.2014, by wearing demands badge, and also by conducting lunch
hour demonstrations. CHQ earnestly requests circle and district
secretaries to give utmost importance to this work.
Allocation of Drop wire, to various circles by the Corporate Office, for
the year 2014-15.<<click
Office circular to all CGM's, on encashment
of EL at the time of availing LTC by Govt. Employees on deemed
deputation to BSNL.<<click
meeting of AIBDPA being held at Coimbatore.
The Central Executive Committee meeting
of All India BSNL and DoT Pensioners Association (AIBDPA) is being held
at Coimbatore on 29th and
30th July, 2014.
General Secretary, BSNLEU, could not participate in the meeting, due to
his preoccupation. BSNLEU conveys its revolutionary greetings to the
meeting and also wishes it all success. BSNLEU also assures of its
fullest cooperation for the settlement of the genuine grievances of the
with GM (Pers.), BSNL CO.
Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, met shri
S.S.Agarwal, BSNL CO, and apprised him of the situation prevailing in
Kerala circle, due to the ongoing struggle of SNEA. He apprised the GM
(Pers.) that the service in the country's topmost profit earning circle
is deteriorating day by day, because of the arrogant behaviour of the
CGM, Kerala, and requested that the Corporate Office should step in
before it is too late. The GM (Pers.) assured that the matter would be
writes to the CMD BSNL, on the issue of regularisation of left out
growth and poverty alleviation - Editorial
of Tele Crusader August, 2014.<<click
items to be discussed in the 11th Staff
Welfare Board meeting which will be held on 22.08.2014.<<click
Board meeting to take place on 22.08.2014.
BSNLEU has consistently been urging the
BSNL Management, to convene the meeting of the BSNL Staff Welfare Board,
which met last in the year 2011. BSNLEU also urged the new CMD to hold
the meeting expeditiously. As a result of this, the Management has
notified to hold the Welfare Board meeting on 22.08.2014, BSNLEU has
already submitted it’s agenda items for this meeting.<<view
Office letter on representation of SC, ST, OBC, Minorities and the Women
on Selection Board/Committee.<<view
a drive to complete the collection of Rs.100/- from each member –
Decision of the Central Secretariat meeting.
The Central Secretariat meeting of
BSNLEU, held at New Delhi on 20.07.2014, seriously viewed the slackness
on the part of many circle unions, in the matter of implementing the
decision of the 7thAll India Conference, held at Ludhiana, to
collect Rs.100/- from each member, at the time of payment of 78.2% IDA
merger. The All India Conference decided to raise this donation to repay
the outstanding Bank Loan of Rs.1.40 crore, that was taken to purchase
the K.G. Bose Bhawan. Hence, the meeting of the Central Secretariat has
called upon the Circle and District unions, to launch a drive and
collect Rs.100/- from those members who have not given the donation so
far, and remit it to the CHQ at the earliest. The list of donations so
far received by CHQ is enclosed.<<click
being taken for the revival of BSNL and MTNL.
Reply given by Shri Ravi Shankar
Prasad, Hon'ble Minister for Communications and IT, on 11.07.2014 in the
solidarity demonstrations on the day when Insurance Employees go on
strike against increasing FDI limit to 49% in Insurance Sector.
The Narendra Modi government has
decided to increase Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit to 49% in the
Insurance Sector. Absolutely there is no justification for this. This is
nothing but a step to demolish the Public Sector Companies in the
Insurance Sector, and to allow the Multi National Companies to loot the
people's money. Public Sector Insurance Companies like LIC and GIC are
doing extremely well, and contribute in a big way for the 'Nation
Building's. Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, has stated that the
Congress Party had already assured its support to the government in this
regard. This is yet another evidence that proves that there is no
difference between the Congress Party and the BJP, as far as economic
policies are concerned. The government may take up the "Insurance Laws
(Amendment) Bill" for passing, when the Parliament resumes on 30th June.
The All India Insurance Employees Association (AIIEA) has already
decided to go on strike, the day on which the Bill is taken up for
consideration in the Parliament. It is the duty of the BSNL employees to
express solidarity with the insurance employees, when they go on strike,
on an issue which is connected with the economic sovereignty of our
country. Hence, CHQ calls upon all the Circle and District Unions to
organise massive demonstrations, on the day when the Insurance employees
go on strike. CHQ calls upon our comrades to take this call very
seriously and do the maximum mobilisation to make this programme a
with GM (Admn.)
Com P.Abhimanyu, GS, and com.John
Verghese, Organising Secretary (CHQ), met shri A.K.Singhal, GM (Admn.)
and discussed about the inordinate delay in holding the meetings of the
Welfare Board and the Sports & Cultural Board. The GM told that his
earlier assurance to hold the meetings in the month of July could not be
fulfilled, in view of the Heads of Circles' Conference, which is being
held in August. However, he told that the Welfare Board Meeting would be
held on 22-08-2014, and that the Sports & Cultural Board Meeting would
be held in the month of September. The leaders urged the GM (Admn.) to
hold the meetings without any further postponements.
Circular No.07 - Organise
“Demands Day” powerfully on 07.08.2014. Organise JAC’s in all Circle and
Districts without further delay.<<click
Circular No.06 dated 24.07.2014.<<click
Casual Contract Workers Federation (BSNL CCWF) on struggle path - Join
enmasse and make the agitational programme of a grand success.
BSNL CCWF has given call for
agitational programme, to settle the long pending demands of the Casual
and Contract Workers. The CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at Rajkot in
February, 2014, discussed at length, the problems of the Casual Contract
Workers and has decided that BSNLEU should ensure that the agitational
programme of BSNL CCWF becomes a total success. Despite repeated orders
issued by BSNL Corporate Office, the Casual and Contract Workers are
being inhumanly exploited at the field level. Hence, all Circle and
District Secretaries are requested to ensure the enmasse participation
of our members in the following agitational programme:-
Programme of Action
at SSA level
– 26th August
to CGM Office
– 25th September
to CMD BSNL Office
– 15th October
(4) If the issues are not settled call
will be given for strike the date for which will
decided later. <<<View
charter of demands>>>
PLI formula: comrades are requested to send their views quickly.
BSNL Management is denying PLI to the
employees for the past three years, on the plea that the Company is not
earning profit. We have been consistently telling that PLI should not be
linked with profit. In the meeting held on 27.06.2014, with the JAC, the
Management had agreed that PLI will be linked only with the productivity
of the Company and not with profit. All along, DoT/BSNL employees were
getting PLI based on productivity only. Based on the decision taken on
27.06.2014, Management side has given some proposals, in the Joint PLI
Committee meeting held yesterday the 23.07.2014. In that proposals
(table), the achievements of BSNL in 2013–14 are given in column 3 as
the bench marks. These achievements are taken from the report submitted
by BSNL to TRAI. They are also called as KPI (Key Parameter Indicator).
The achievements (KPI) include landline / Broadband connections given,
disconnections, time within which connections are provided / faults are
attended, and many other things. Based on these bench marks (KPI),
targets to be achieved in 2014–15 for obtaining Excellent, Very Good and
Good Gradings are also given. Now we have to see whether the targets are
achievable or should be reduced. Suggestions have come that achievements
in FTTH, marketing etc. should also be included in the achievements (KPI).
Similar and other suggestions are invited. Comrades can also give any
other suggestion, as to how PLI can be evolved.
A meeting of the Joint Committee to
finalise the new PLI formula was held today the 23.07.2014. Com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS, represented BSNLEU in the meeting. As regards the new PLI
formula, it was decided in the meeting held on 27.06.2014, between the
JAC and the Management, that it would be based on productivity of the
Company and not based on the profitability. Accordingly, Management Side
had come with their proposals. We have to study this and give our
alternative proposals. Hence, comrades are requested to go through this
proposals and convey their views to the CHQ at the earliest.<<view
for payment of GPF advance.
In continuation of the discussion held
with the CMD, on 22.07.2014, on non-payment of GPF advance to the
employees, discussion was held with the Sr.GM (BFCI) today the
23.07.2014. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS
participated. The Sr.GM (BFCI) explained that the delay is only due to
the nil cash balance with the Corporate Office. However, she told that
efforts are being made to allot funds to the circles by coming Friday.
She further told that, even in the worst case, funds for GPF advance
would be allotted along the funds for salary.
Committee meeting held.
A meeting of the
reconstituted Designations Committee meeting was held today the
23.07.2014. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and
com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, attended the meeting on behalf of BSNLEU. In
the meeting, Smt. Madhu Arora, Sr.GM (Restructuring) stated that an
agreement is already signed in respect of change of designations of RM
and TM. She also said that the agreed new designation for RM is Telecom
Assistant and TM is Telecom
Technician. In respect of the remaining two major cadres, Management
Side proposed as follows:-
Sr.TOA - Telecom Office Associate (TOA)
TTA - Telecom Engineering Associate
BSNLEU rejected both
the proposals and demanded the following new designations.
- Telecom Associate Officer
- Junior Engineer
The discussions are inconclusive and
further discussions will be held.
agenda items for discussion in the forthcoming 31st National
submitted by the Staff Side of the National Council, for discussion in
the 31stmeeting of the National Council.<<click
Secretary, BSNLEU and Secretary General, BSNLCCWF met CMD BSNL on Casual
Contract Workers issues.
A delegation of BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF met
CMD BSNL yesterday the 22.07.2014, on the issue of Casual and Contract
Workers long pending demands. They have highlighted the problems related
to regularisation, revision of wages, gratuity and social security
benefits etc. CMD BSNL has told that he has sympathy for these issues
and will look into them, though the Company's
financial position does not permit it. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Tapas
Ghosh, SG, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and com. Animesh Mitra,
Dy.GS were in the delegation team.
leaders met CMD BSNL and urged timely allotment of funds to circles for
payment of GPF advance.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri, President and com. Animesh Mitra, Dy. GS, met Shri A.N.Rai,
CMD BSNL and explained the hardships being undergone by the employees
due to non-payment of GPF advance. The leaders also apprised the CMD
that employees are very much agitated over this issue and urged him to
ensure timely allotment of funds to circles, by the Corporate Office.
The CMD assured to do the needful.
profit is at Rs.7825 crore and BSNL’s loss is at Rs.7085 crore.
It is stated by shri Ravi Shankar
Prasad, Hon’ble Moc in the Parliament, that MTNLs profit for the year
2013-14 was Rs. 7825 crore and BSNL’s loss was Rs.7085 crore.
MTNL made a loss of Rs.5321 crore in
the year 2012-13. However, due to certain steps taken by the government,
such as write back of provisions on account of pensionary liabilities
and spectrum amortization, MTNL has shown in it’s accounts that it has
made a profit of Rs.7825 crore. BSNL’s loss stood at Rs.7884 crore in
2012-13. It is reduced to Rs. 7085 crore in 2013-14
Committee meeting held.
The standing Committee of the National
Council met today the 22.07.2014. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri, President and com. Animesh Mitra, Dy. GS, participated from
BSNLEU. Most of the items are very old items, discussed in the National
Council, before 6th verification. Some important items discussed are as
of the Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU held at New Delhi on
Central Secretariat meeting held at New Delhi.
The Central Secretariat meeting of
BSNLEU was held at New Delhi on 20.07.2014. The meeting which was held
in K.G. Bose Bhawan, was presided over by com. V.A.N. Namboodiri,
President. The meeting started with flag hoisting. Com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri, President, hoisted the union red flag. Floral tribute were
paid at the martyrs column. The meeting stood in silence for a minute
and paid it’s respectful homage to the departed leaders. After approval
of agenda by the house, presidential address was delivered by com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri, President. Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, presented
the note for discussion. In his speech the General Secretary,
highlighted the changed scenario in the country, in the backdrop of
which the meeting is taking place. He explained the anti-worker,
anti-people measures being followed by the Narendra Modi Government, the
efforts being made by the JAC to settle the problems of the
Non-Executives etc. 19 office-bearers participated in the discussion
that ensued. The meeting after through discussion took important
decisions with regards to the demands of the Non-Executives, Revival of
BSNL and strengthening of the organisation. <<<view
of the Committee, formed by BSNLEU’s Rajkot CEC meeting, to study the
implications of the merger of BSNL & MTNL.<<view
for discussion in the Committee for merger of BSNL & MTNL, presented by
Com. P. Asokababu, (VP, CHQ), Convener of the Committee.<<view
Office issues letter to the CGM’s for making necessary entries in the
service books / HRMS, about TSM service.
BSNLEU has long been demanding that the
TSM service of officials should be entered in the service books/HRMS of
the officials who had worked as TSM. But the Management was delaying
action in this regard. The issue was discussed in the last National
Council meeting. Even thereafter, BSNLEU was pressurising the Management
to implement the decision of the National Council meeting. It is a good
news that Corporate Office has finally issued letters to all the CGM’s
to make necessary entries in the service books/HRMS of the officials who
had worked as TSM. This is an important order. Circle and District
secretaries have to ensure that appropriate entries are made in the
service books/HRMS of all the officials who had worked as TSM, so that
50% of their TSM service counted for the fixation of their pension, at
the time of their retirement.<<view
of M/s. Deloittee consultant.
M/s. Deloittee consultant, appointed by
BSNL Management for the financial revival as well for HR planning, has
submitted it’s report. The Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU, held
at New Delhi yesterday, the 20.07.2014 has taken a bird’s eye view of
the report. No copy of the report has so far been provided to the Unions
and Associations. The Central Secretariat has decided that the
Management should discuss the report with the Unions before it’s
implementation. It is also decided to take up this issue with the Forum. <<view
letter>><<annexure-1>> <<annexure-2>> <<annexure-3>> <<annexure-4>> <<annexure-5>> <<annexure-6>> <<annexure-7>>
of BSNLEU’s Committee on merger of BSNL and MTNL.
A meeting of BSNLEU’s Committee on
merger of BSNL and MTNL took place at New Delhi today. The meeting is
attended by all the Committee members viz., com. V.A.N. Namboodiri,
President, com P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, com. P.
Asokababu, Vice President, com. Adhir Kumar Sen, Vice President, com.
R.L. Moudgil, AGS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, com. S.C. Bhattacharya,
treasurer, com. S. Chellappa, CS, Tamil Nadu, com. K. Mohan, CS, Kerala,
com. N.K. Nalawade, CS, Maharashtra and com. M.C. Balakrishna,
Organising Secretary (CHQ).
Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President,
presided over the meeting, which was held at K.G. Bose Bhawan.Com. P.
Abhimayu, GS, welcomed the Committee members and made a brief
introduction of the subject, in the back ground of the changed political
scenario. Com. P. Asokababu, Vice-President (CHQ) and convener of the
Committee presented the note for discussion.
The Committee members deliberated on
the pros and cons of the issue of merger of BSNL and MTNL. Finally, the
Committee came to the unanimous conclusion that the government should
not go ahead with the merger of BSNL and MTNL, without settling the
issues related to disinvestment and financial liability of MTNL, HR
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS finally summed up
the discussion and thanked all the committee members for sparing their
valuable time and coming to participate in the meeting.<<view
circular on the meeting held on 18.07.2014.<<click
writes to the CMD BSNL on the recalcitrant attitude of the GM (SR), as
well as demanding corrections to the distorted minutes of the talks held
between the JAC and the Management on 27.06.2014.<<view
Office letter on recruitment of Junior Hindi Translators through LICE to
be held on 9th November,
decides to observe “Demands Day” on 07.08.2014.
A meeting of the JAC of the Unions and
Associations of the Non-Executives was held yesterday the 17.07.2014. A
review of the discussions, held between the JAC and the Management, in
the meeting held on 27.06.2014, was made. The meeting expressed it’s
utter dissatisfaction, since no progress has taken place in the
settlement of the demands. Hence it is decided to observe a “Demands
Day” on 07.08.2014, to urge the Management to settle the demands without
further delay. Badge wearing and Lunch Hour Demonstrations will take
place on that Day. The next meeting of the JAC will take place on
11.08.2014, to decide the further course of action.
circular no.2 dated 18.07.2014, on the decisions of the JAC meeting held
writes to ED (Finance), demanding to allot sufficient funds to the
circles, for the timely payment of GPF advance.<<view
Office letter on timely and expeditious disposal of pension cases of the
of the JAC to be held on 17-07-2014.
A meeting of the Joint Action Committee
(JAC) of the Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives will be held
at 1600 hrs on 17-07-2014, in the BSNL MS office at New Delhi. This is
as per the decision of the last JAC meeting, held on 26-06-2014. The
meeting will review the outcome of the talks held between the JAC and
the Director (HR) on 27-06-2014, and will also decide about the future
course of action.
Office letter on periodical fund authorisation
to circles - instructions
of the 19th meeting
of Standing Committee of National Council held on 26th June,
SECRETARY WRITES TO GM FINANCE ON NON ISSUANCE OF FR16 (TDS).[Click Here
of discussions of the meeting held on 27.06.2014, under the chairmanship
of Director (HR) with the representatives of Joint Action Committee
Rakesh Garg will be the new Secretary, DoT.
Shri Rakesh Garg, an IAS officer of the
1980 batch will be the next Secretary of the DoT. At present shri Rakesh
Garg is the Principal Secretary of Uttar Pradesh. The post of the
Secretary DoT became vacant after the retirement of shri Farooqui on 30th June.
BSNLEU heartily welcomes the new Secretary DoT.
Allocation of Drop wire and Jumper wire, to various circles by the
Corporate Office, for the year 2014-15.
Corporate Office has issued letter,
regarding reallocation of Drop wire and Jumper wire, to various circles,
and also the telecom factory from where these items are to be procured.
Many circles have been reporting short supply of these items. Hence,
they may immediately take up with their circle administrations, the
issue of immediate procurement of these items from the telecom factory
allocated to them.<<view
Office letter to all CGM's on publicity of increased free calls on BSNL
Network from Landline connection for acquiring new Landline customers.<<view
Proceedings against an employee cannot be continued after his
retirement" - says Supreme Court.
Disciplinary Proceedings against an
employee cannot be continued after his retirement, in the absence of
specific clause in the employment rules, providing for such enquiry, the
Supreme Court has said. In a recent order, a Supreme Court Bench,
consisting of Justices T.S Thakur and C.Nagappan had said that once an
employee retires from service there was no authority vested in the
employer to continue the disciplinary Proceedings even for the purpose
of imposing any deduction in the benefits payable after retirement to
the delinquent employee.
to invest Rs 39,458 crore in BSNL, MTNL in next five years.
State-run carriers Bharat Sanchar Nigam
Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) will get a massive
fresh investment of Rs 39,458 crore over the next five years, as the
government plans to bring the loss making units back on their feet.
"The financially-stressed public sector
telecom companies that together have a debt of Rs 21,208 crore as of
June end, face declining revenue due to loss of market share, increasing
expenditure and inability to invest in network expansion, telecom
minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of
[Source: The Economic Times, dated 12.07.2014]
lakh workers went on strike in the UK, against the retrograde and anti
worker steps of the government.
Over 10 lakh public sector workers went
on strike in the United Kingdom, on 10.07.2014. The strike was against
privatisation of Public Services, imposition of pay caps, cuts in
pension and jobs, changes in age of retirement, etc. It is to be noted
that the government froze the wages of the Public Sector employees in
2010. Further, in 2012, it introduced an annual 1% cap on wage rise.
This year also, wage rise was not permitted more than 1%. These measures
are nothing but, transferring the burden of the economic crisis to the
shoulders of the working people. The working class of the UK has given a
fitting reply to the rulers, by going on the massive strike. Those
participated in the strike included civil servants, transport workers,
teachers, firefighters, council workers, etc. Massive rallies,
demonstrations and picketings have also taken place throughout the UK,
in support of the strike.
expels US official for involvement in spying.
US is spying all the countries, their governments and their leaders.
India is not exempted. However, the Indian government has no courage to
condemn or to take action against the US. At the same time, Germany is a
friendly country to the US. But, despite being a friendly country, the
Chancellor of Germany, Angella Merkel had severely condemned the US, for
it's spying activities. Now, Germany has also taken the tough measure of
expelling an official of the US embassy, from Germany, for his
involvement in spying activities. The German government has ordered the
US intelligence station chief in Berlin, to leave the country. Will the
Indian government learn some lesson from Germany?
Office issues order on rate of Transport Allowance to Blind or
Orthopedically handicapped employees.<<click
writes to the Corporate Office to issue instruction, for entering
details of TSM service in the HR package. <<view
with Member (Services), Telecom Commission, regarding pension revision,
based on 78.2% IDA merger.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Swapan
Chakraborty, AGS, met Shri S.C. Misra, Member (Services), Telecom
the 09.07.2014, and urged
him to expedite the issue of pension revision, based on 78.2% IDA
merger. The Member (Services) explained that the work of sending the
file to the Department of Expenditure again is going on seriously, and
is likely to be signed by the Secretary, DoT, within a day or two, and
thereafter it would be sent to the DoE.
on talks held with JAC, Corporate Office directs all CGMs to send
compliance certificate, regarding implementation of minimum wage, EPF
and ESI for contract workers.
The JAC of Unions and Associations of
the Non-Executives, in it’s talks with the Director (HR), held on
27.06.2014, severely complained that the Corporate Office orders on
Minimum Wage, EPF, ESI etc. are not being implemented in most of the
circles. Director (HR) finally told that a report will be called for
from all the CGMs regarding the implementation of Corporate Office
orders on this issue, and based on the report, further action would be
taken. According to the assurance given by the Director (HR), to the JAC,
Corporate Office has issued letter yesterday the 08.07.2014, directing
all the CGMs to send compliance certificates.<<<view
Office issues order on revised IDA rates w.e.f. 01.07.2014.<<view
Office sends reminder on rectification of anomaly in pension of BSNL
employees retired within ten months of their absorption in BSNL w.e.f.
writes to Corporate
implementation of Social Security Measures (EPF/ESI) to the casual
labour working in BSNL.<<view
PSUs are headless.
35 PSUs in the country are headless at
present, with their top posts like CMD, MD, Chairman, etc. lying vacant.
This includes BSNL and MTNL, where the CMD posts are not filled. They
are being looked after by some other officers, on the basis of
“additional charge”. In BSNL, apart from, the post of CMD, the crucial
posts of Director (HR) and Director (Finance) are also lying vacant. It
is really a pathetic situation that the government is not bothered about
this. Undoubtedly, this is a part of the government’s game plan to
weaken the PSUs and to finally to finish them off.
subscriber base stood at 938.4 million in May 2014: TRAI.
According to the Telecom Regulatory
Authority of India (TRAI), the overall Indian telecom subscriber base
increased by 0.27 per cent, from 935.87 million as of end-April 2014 to
938.4 million as of end-May 2014. The wireless subscriber base increased
by 0.30 per cent to 910.16 million, while the wireline user base
witnessed a decline of 0.62 per cent to 28.18 million during the same
Office letter on modification in policy for grant of concessional
telephone facility to retired / retiring employees of BSNL.<<view
issued order on IDA w.e.f. 01.07.2014.<<view
writes to the CMD BSNL, on Provision
of Rs.200/- pre-paid SIM to all the Non-Executives.<<view
DO letter on improving performance and efficiency through effective
implementation of Performance Management System.<<click
writes to Corporate Office, demanding for Staff Side representation in
the Committee formed to look into Reduction in Qualifying Standards for
issue of Reduction of Qualifying Marks for SC&ST employees referred to a
BSNLEU has been demanding almost for
the past 2 years, the implementation of DoP&T orders on Reduction of
Qualifying Standards for SC&ST employees. After dilly-dallying all these
days, the Corporate Office has now formed a committee to look into the
issue. The issue has seriously been discussed with the Director (HR), by
the JAC, in the meeting held on 27.6.2014. The letter dated 20.06.2014
on the subject is received by the CHQ only on 05.07.2014. CHQ will
persue the issue with all seriousness.<<view
for the meeting of Joint Committee to suggest Change in designation of
for the meeting of the Committee to involve scheme of Bonus/Productivity
Linked Incentive based on PMS.<<click
Circle Executive Committee meeting being held at Dhule.<<click
with the CMD BSNL.<<click
Branch of Corporate Office has issued letter on 16.06.2014, to the CGM’s
to take corrective / remedial action in the case of JTO LICE question
papers with discrepancies.
Recruitment Branch of Corporate Office
has issued letter on 16.06.2014, to all the CGM’s to take corrective /
remedial action in the case of JTO LICE question papers with
discrepancies. However, a copy of the letter is endorsed to our Union,
by speed post, only on 04.07.2014.
<<Endorsement letter to the union>> <<letter
to the CGMs>>
Branch of the Corporate Office denies special casual leave for the
Central Secretariat meeting to be held at New Delhi on 20.07.2014.
CHQ has issued notification to hold a
meeting of the Central Secretariat at New Delhi on 20.07.2014. Central
Secretariat is a constitutional body of BSNLEU, duly approved by the
Registrar of Trade Unions. Further, the same SR Branch had issued letter
for the grant of special casual leave, for the Central Secretariat
meeting, held on 26.08.2013. Hence, it is ridiculous that the SR Branch
has decided to deny special casual leave for the participants of the
meeting to be held on 20.07.2014. This denial, only reveals the anti-BSNLEU
attitude of the GM (SR). BSNLEU will appropriately handle this problem.<<view
writes to the CMD BSNL, seeking his intervention in getting special C/L
granted for the meting of Central Secretariat. <<view
Office issued order on provision of Pre-Paid GSM SIM Card to all
Non-Executive employees working in BSNL.<<<view
writes to the CMD BSNL, urging to hold the Sports and Welfare Board
writes to the CMD BSNL on the non-implementation of the decision of the
National Council regarding discrepancies in the JTO LICE question
writes to the Corporate Office to stop the recovery of the so called
overpayment, in respect of Non-Executives who got promotion prior to
01.10.2000, but who opted for pay fixation on DNI which fell after
writes to the CMD BSNL regarding swindling of Rs.2.5 crore, by M/s. HFCL,
in collaboration with the Management in Rajasthan.<<<view
BSNL writes to CGMs regarding pending pre-2007 pension revision cases.
DoT has informed BSNL
that still a large number of pre-2007 pension revision cases are pending
in the circles of Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Odisha, UP (West) and
Maharashtra. In turn, the CMD BSNL has written DO letter to the
concerned CGMs. The concerned Circle Secretaries are requested to take
the issue with their CGMs and arrange to send the necessary report to
the Corporate Office without further delay.<<view
issues show-cause notice to Idea Cellular for alleged violation of CMTS
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT)
has issued a show-cause notice to Idea Cellular for alleged violation of
Cellular Mobile Telephone Services (CMTS) licence norms in the Delhi
circle. Earlier in 2007, the operator had allegedly issued 3,640 mobile
phone connections to Limco Sales Corporation (LSC), which in turn rented
them out to individuals. Under the CMTS licence, renting of SIM cards is
not permitted. Further, Idea Cellular had transferred various important
rights to LSC without conducting regular checks to ensure its
enforcement. The checks were necessary to comply with licence conditions
for ensuring national security and no loss to the government revenue.
DoT has now asked Idea Cellular to reply why action should not be
initiated against it for violation of licence terms and conditions.
bags two purchase orders for Rs.2984 crore from BSNL.
Public Sector Company ITI has bagged
two purchase orders from BSNL, for Rs.2984 crore. These orders are part
of Network for Spectrum (NFS), project for setting up of optical fibre
writes to the Director (CM) on shortage of 2G and 3G SIM cards in Kerala
is the Only Mobile Operator having Presence up to Amarnath Holy Cave
with a Valuable Free Talktime...
On the commencement of Holy Amarnath
Yatra 2014, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the pioneer telecom
company, PSU has provided mobile connectivity enroute Holy Cave both
from Pahalgam as well as from Baltal Route. With the commissioning of
the state of art technology Mobile BTS’s, the pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra
2014, can remain in touch with their families during the entire Amarnath
Yatra. Needless to mention that BSNL is the only mobile operator, which
is providing the mobile connectivity for the Amarnath Yarties. By this,
Indian mobile subscribers may understand that, the private telecom
operators offer their telecom services only in cities and urban areas
not in remote & special areas for the general public of India where
revenue potential is low.
[Source: BSNL Teleservices, dated 03.07.2014]
Kerala boosts earnings
Earnings of the Kerala Circle of BSNL
during 2013-14 financial year are Rs.2819.60 crore, higher by Rs.200
crore than what the circle earned in the previous year. The profit for
the year had risen to Rs.411.20 crore, an increase of Rs.124.62 crore
over that of the previous year. CHQ congratulate the Kerala comrades for
their excellent achievement.
to the Non-Executives for pay fixation on promotion, on the date of next
increment, which fell after 01-10-2000 - Corporate Office issued letter
to stop recovery.
BSNLEU has long been demanding, that
the Non-Executives, as in the case of Executives, should also be given
option for fixation of pay on promotion, on the date of the next
increment, which fell after 01.10.2000. BSNL has referred the case to
the DoT, and a favourable decision is likely to come. Hence, BSNLEU has
been demanding that the recovery going on in this regard, should be
stopped. This issue was discussed in the 30th meeting of the National
Council held on 23.04.2014, wherein it was assured that letter would be
issued for stoppage of recovery. This issue was again discussed in the
talks held between the JAC and the Management on 27.06.2014. We are glad
that finally, Corporate Office has issued the letter for stopping
meeting of the JAC to take place on 17-07-2014.
The next meeting of the JAC of the
Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives will take place
on 17.07.2014. The meeting will review the talks held with the
Management on 27.06.2014, implementation of the assurances given by the
Management on certain important issues, as well as the future action
Rai, Director (EB & HR) will hold additional charge of CMD BSNL w.e.f.
1st July, 2014,
since Shri R.K. Upadhyay has retired on 30.06.2014.<<click
arrested the BSNL General Manager at Karnal, Haryana.
The CBI has arrested the General
Manager of BSNL Karnal, in Haryana circle, for demanding and taking a
bribe of Rs.2 lakh. The amount is taken by the GM, from a JTO, for
favouring him in the departmental enquiry. The CBI laid a trap, and
arrested the GM red handed, when he was receiving the bribe money. The
CBI has also raided the residences of the GM at Karnal and at Delhi.
to be increased by 2.9% from 1st July,
2014, which raised from 88.4% to 91.3%.
suggested DoT to cancel broadband spectrum allocated to Reliance Jio.
In its draft report, the CAG has
suggested to DoT to cancel nationwide broadband spectrum allocated to
Infotel Broadband Services, now a Reliance Industries company, for
allegedly rigging the auction and violating rules.
The draft report sent to the department
of telecom (DoT) for comments, said, "the DoT failed to recognize the
tell-tale sign of rigging of the auction right from beginning of the
auction" in which a small ISP, Infotel Broadband Services Pvt Ltd (IBSPL)
emerged winner of pan-India broadband spectrum by paying 5,000 times of
its net worth.
RIL, which acquired IBSPL within hours
of it winning the spectrum and later renamed it Reliance Jio. Government
auditor asks why ‘front firm’ picking air waves was not red-flagged; how
RJio was allowed to offer voice telephony. The auditor said that going
by the value telcos paid for spectrum between 2012 and 2014, RJio
appeared to have been accorded undue advantage of Rs.22,842 crore. The
main issue is a policy that permitted Internet service providers (ISP)
with broadband spectrum to start offering voice telephony services by
paying an additional Rs.1,658 crore. According to the CAG, the policy
may have resulted in a loss to the exchequer.
gist of discussions, held between the JAC and the Director (HR), on
held talks with the Director (HR), on the 30 point charter of demands.
The JAC held talks with the Director
(HR) today the 27-06-2014, on the 30 point charter of demands. The JAC
leaders who participated in the talks included com.P.Abhimanyu,
Convener,JAC, com.Chandeswar Singh, President, JAC, com.V.A.N.Namboodiri,
President, BSNLEU, com.Islam Ahmed, President, NFTE, com.Suresh Kumar,
GS, BSNL MS, com.R.K.Kohli, GS, NFTBE, com.Sunil Gautam(SNATTA).
Management side was also represented by shri.R.K.Goyal, GM (Estt.), shri
Neeraj Verma, GM (SR), shri A.K.Singhal, GM (Admn.), smt.Smita Choudhary,
GM (EF), smt. Madhu Arora, GM (Restg.), shri S.S.Agarwal, GM(Pers) and
shri Satish Wadhwa, DGM (SR). Elaborate discussion took place on all the
30 demands contained in the charter of demands. It was agreed that
discussion on certain issues will continue further. A gist of the
discussion will be uploaded on the website shortly.
of JAC held.
A meeting of the JAC of the Unions and
Associations of the Non-Executives was held today, the 26.06.2014. Com.
Chandeswar Singh, President, JAC, presided over the meeting. Com. P.
Abhimanyu, Convenor, JAC, welcomed the participants and reported on the
developments that had taken place, since the presentation of the charter
of demands on 09.04.2014. The meeting unanimously decided to participate
in the meeting to be held with the Director (HR), tomorrow, on the 30
point charter of demands. It was also decided that the next meeting of
the JAC will be held on 17.07.2014.
JACs at all circle and district levels.
The JAC meeting held at New Delhi today
the, 26.06.2014, decided that JACs should be formed at all circle and
district levels. The circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are
requested to interact with all other constituents of the JAC and form
the circle and district level JACs at the earliest.
of the Standing Committee held.
A meeting of the re-constituted
Standing Committee was held today, the 26.06.2014. The items which were
already discussed in the 29th and 30th National Council meetings were
reviewed. It was agreed in the meeting, that the items discussed in the
Standing Committee, prior to the 6th Membership Verification will be
discussed in the Standing Committee meeting to be held on 22.07.2014. A
brief note on the discussions held to today will be uploaded on CHQ
Management invites JAC for talks.
As already reported, the BSNL
Management had been taking a strong position that they would not hold
any discussion with the JAC on the 30 point charter of demands. The
leaders of BSNLEU and NFTE met shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR), and held
discussions today the 26.06.2014. The leaders urged the Director (HR) to
invite the JAC for talks. Convinced by the arguments of the leaders, the
Director (HR) agreed to invite the JAC for talks. A letter has been
issued in this regard, addressed to com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU &
Convenor, JAC, and com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE & President, JAC.<<<view
of BSNL Associations and Unions meeting held on 25.06.2014.
A meeting of the Forum of BSNL
Associations and Unions held on 25th June,
2014 took the following decisions:
Forum will approach the Hon’ble Minister for Communications & IT for
holding meeting on revival of BSNL at the earliest.
the DoT has not replied the queries of Deptt. Of Expenditures on
revision of pension on the basis of 78.2% of IDA for BSNL Pensioners’
till date, the Forum will approach the Secretary, DoT, immediately and
urge him to send reply to the DOE queries.
shows green signal to BSNL's Rs 3,567 crore project in naxal hit areas.<<click
with 10 employees to come under EPFO;
50 lakh to gain.<<click
Management rejects BSNLEU’s demand, to invite the JAC, for discussion to
be held on 27.06.2014, with the Director (HR), on the 30 point charter
of demands submitted by the JAC.<<click
assault on the Public Sector.
The Modi government is moving fast to
kill the Public Sector. His government has already initiated steps to
sell 5% shares in SAIL, 10% shares in Coal India, 10% shares in RINL,
11.6% shares in NHPC. The government has also started the process of
selling it’s 29.54% residual shares in Hindustan Zinc and it’s 49%
shares in BALCO. From the disinvestment 5 PSUs alone, viz., SAIL
Hindustan Zinc, RINL, Coal India and NHPC, the government aims to
mobilize Rs.69,000 crore. This excludes the amount that the government
will get from the sale of 49% shares of BALCO. Undoubtedly, this is a
major assault on the Public Sector of the country.
The Economic Times dated 23-06-2014]
writes a strong letter to the GM (SR), over non-implementation of the
decision of the National Council, regarding discrepancies in the
question papers of JTO LICE, held on 02.06.2013.<<view
strong state backed player, not good for Telecom Sector” – says private
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble MoC
had stated that revival of BSNL and MTNL was his priority and that the
govt. would provide infrastructure support to both the PSUs. The private
telecom operators, who are continuously enjoying the support of the
govt., have started raising a hue and cry over the Minister’s statement.
As reported by the Hindu dated 22.06.2014, Credit Suisse, a research
firm, has stated that “a strong state backed competitor is not a good
news for the Industry.” What Credit Suisse has said is nothing but the
voice of the Private lobby. Let us wait and see what happens.
writes to Director (HR), demanding settlement of the pensionary benefits
to the 8 Adhoc RMs of Bihar Circle, who had expired.<<view
with the GM (Estt.) at Corporate Office.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan
Chakraborty, AGS, met Shri R.K. Goyal, (GM (Estt.), today, the
23.06.2014, and discussed the following pending issues.<<click
with the GM (Admn.).
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan
Chakraborty, AGS, met Shri A.K. Singhal, GM (Admn.), today the
23.06.2014, and discussed the following issues:-
SIM to all the left out Non-Executives.
The issue is already
approved by the Management Committee. Union representatives urged early
releasing of the order.
& Cultural Board meeting.
This will be held in
the 2nd week of
Steps are being taken
to hold the meeting early.
SPECIAL CL FOR
CWC OF MAHARASHTRA CIRCLE . [Click Here]
CWC NOTIFICATION OF MAHARASHTRA CIRCLE CWC WILL BE HELD ON 6TH AND 7TH JULY AT DHULE. [Click Here]
writes to the GM (Restg.),
regarding unwanted insertion done in the agreement signed on 31.01.2013,
regarding change of designations.<<click
not to participate in the talks to be held on 27.06.2014, on the 30
point charter of demands.
The Joint Action Committee of the
Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives submitted a 30 point
charter of demands on 09.04.2014. Most of the demands contained in the
charter, are burning and long pending demands of the Non-Executives.
Surprisingly, the Management has taken the decision not to hold any
talks with the JAC. Instead, it has called only BSNLEU and NFTE for the
talks to be held on 27.06.2014. The All India Centre of BSNLEU met on
20.06.2014 and discussed the issue. It is decided in the meeting that
BSNLEU should not participate in the talks, if the JAC is not invited.
BSNLEU has given a letter to this effect to the Management. It is
understood that NFTE has also taken a similar decision.<<view
Committee meeting to be held at 1100 hrs on 26.06.2014.
The newly reconstituted Standing
Committee of the National Council will meet at 1100 hrs on 26.06.2014.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and com.
Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, are the representatives of BSNLEU in the
Committee. The Management Side will consist of GM (SR), GM (Estt.), GM
(EF) and DGM (SR). The Committee will review the actions taken to
implement the decisions taken in the National Council.
meeting to be held at 1600 hrs on 26.06.2014.
A meeting of the JAC of the Unions and
Associations of the Non-Executives will be held at 1600 hrs on
26.06.2014. The venue of the meeting is BSNL MS office. The meeting will
review the developments that have taken place after the submission of
the 30 point charter of demands to the Management, as well as the future
course of action to be taken thereon.
Anupam Shrivastava’s name not cleared by the ACC, for the post of CMD
BSNL will not be having a regular CMD,
after 30th June.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has refused to clear,
Director (CM), Shri Anupam Shrivastava’s appointment, as the next CMD of
BSNL. Shri Anupam’s name has been recommended by the Public Enterprises
Selection Board (PESB) and was cleared by the Central Vigilance
Commission (CVC). However, after the change of government at the Centre,
the ACC wants the DoT to resubmit the file, after incorporating the
views of the new Minister, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad. As a result of
this, BSNL will not be having a regular CMD after 30th June,
when the present CMD retires. BSNLEU has already written to the Hon’ble
Minister to take urgent steps to fill up the posts of CMD BSNL, Director
(HR) and Director (Finance).