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[01.12.2016]One Day Strike on 15-12-2016 – Circle and District Secretaries to seriously note please.
CHQ calls upon the circle and district unions to start serious preparations for the One Day strike to be held on 15.12.2016. Being the leaders of the Major Recognised Union, the circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU have a very special role to play. They have to take the initiative to coordinate with the other unions and associations, so that the strike preparations are done collectively. There should not be any lagging due to the thinking that, strike will become successful, since all unions and associations are participating. There is a proverb that “Every body’s business is no body’s business”. We should not become slack, thinking that others will take the initiative. BSNLEU has to take the initiative. We should realise that we are fighting against the policy of a powerful government. The formation of Subsidiary Tower Company can only be stopped through a mighty united struggle. Hence, all out efforts should be taken to ensure 100% participation in the strike. The time available for strike preparation is very less. Start conducting strike preparatory meetings immediately at all places to mobilise the employees. The matter contained in the CHQ circular no.17 could be utilised to print pamphlets, which should be distributed to each and every employee. Going seat by seat, if necessary house to house to meet the employees, is necessary to ensure 100% participation. CHQ may be kept informed by the circle secretaries, about the preparations that are being taken.
***** सिंधदुर्ग जिल्हा अधिवेशन कॉ.माने व कॉ.वाटवे यांच्या उपस्थितीत पार पडले.
दिनांक २९ नोव्हेंबर २०१६ रोजी बी.एस.एन.एल.ई यु ,सिंधदुर्ग जिल्हा यांचे अधिवेशन पार पडले. या अधिवेशनामध्ये सिंधदुर्ग जिल्हा संघटनेचा मागील कार्यकाल अहवाल व कर्मचार्यांच्या अनेक (समस्या)विषयावर चर्चा करण्यात आली. या अधिवेशनासाठी कॉ.भालचंद्र माने परिमंडळ सह सचिव.मुबई , कॉ.अतुल वाटवे परिमंडळ सह सचिव,गोवा व जिल्हा सचिव गोवा कॉ.विजय बेळगावकर हे हजर राहून मार्गदर्शन केले.
पुढील कार्यकालासाठी जिल्हा कार्यकारणीची बिनविरोध निवड करण्यात आली. त्त्या मध्ये कॉ.गणेश वाघाटे यांची जिल्हा सचिव कॉ.संतोष राणे यांची जिल्हाध्यक्ष म्हणून बिनविरोध निवड झाली.
सर्व नवीन जिल्हा कार्यकारणी सिंधुदुर्ग यांचे परिमंडळ कार्यकारणी तर्फे हार्दिक अभिनंदन !!
व ..पुढील कार्यकालासाठी हार्दिक शुभेच्छा. !!!
[28.11.2016]Posters for the One Day Strike.
Posters are being printed in English and Hindi, for the forthcoming One Day Strike against the formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company. They will dispatched to all districts tomorrow. They may be utilised in the campaign to make the strike successful. Besides this, circle and district unions are also requested to print posters in the regional languages.<<<English poster>>> <<<Hindi poster>>>
*** ८ व्या अखिल भारतीय अधिवेशनासाठी प्रतिनिधी फी.रुपये १०००/- प्रति डेलिगेट असेल.
अनेक विषयावरती चर्चा करण्यासाठी चेन्नई येथे दिनांक ३१/१२/२०१६ ते ३/०१/२०१७ पर्यंत होणारया अधिवेशनासाठी प्रतिनिधी(डेलिगेट व ऑब्झर्वर ) फी प्रती रु.१०००/- ठेवण्याचा निर्णय केंद्रीय कार्यकारणीने दि.२४/११/२०१६ च्या मिंटीग घेतला आहे.
तसेच सर्वांनी हे अधिवेशन यशस्वी करण्यासाठी सहकार्य करावे असेही आवहान करण्यात आले.
**** सेन्ट्रल एक्जीक्यूटिव्हची मीटिंग 30.12.2016 ला चेन्नई मध्ये होणार... नोटिफिकेशन जारी...
*** सीएचक्यू द्वारा ऑल इंडिया कॉन्फ्रेंस का नोटिफिकेशन जारी...
15.12.2016 च्या एक दिवसाच्या संपात FNTO सुद्धा शामिल होण्याची शक्यता....
FNTO चे महासचिव कॉ जयराज यांनी सब्सिडियरी टॉवर कंपनी च्या विरोधात 15.12.2016 च्या हड़ताल मध्ये भाग घेण्यासाठी कॉ पी अभिमन्युयांनी टेलीफोन वर संपर्क केला असता ...आपले महासचिव कॉ अभिमन्यु यांच्या सांगण्यावरून कॉ जयराज यांनी सांगितले कि ते त्यांच्या संघटनेबरोबर चर्चा करून याबाबत सकारात्मक निर्णय घेणार आहेत.
*** सब्सिडियरी टॉवर कंपनी च्या विरोधात सर्व यूनियन्स व एसोसिएशन्स द्वारा धरना व संपासाठी नोटिसजारी केली.
सर्व यूनियन्स आणि एसोसिएशन्स तर्फे सेक्रेटरी डीओटी व सीएमडी बीएसएनएल ला बीएसएनएल मध्ये सब्सिडियरी टॉवर कंपनी बनाविण्याच्या निर्णयाविरोधात २५/११/२०१६ रोजी धरना आणि १५/१२/२०१६ ला एक दिवसाचा संप साठी नोटीस दिली आहे.या नोटिसवर खालील यूनियन्स आणि एसोसिएशन्स च्या प्रतिनिधिने के सह्या केल्या आहेत. BSNLEU, NFTE BSNL, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, BTEU, SEWA BSNL, AIGETOA, SNATTA, BSNLMS, ATM, AIBSNLOA, BTU, BSNLOAआणि BEA. उरलेल्या संघटनेबरोबरसामील होण्यासाठी चर्चा करण्यात येत आहे.
आपण दिनांक २५/११/२०१६ ला धरणा कार्यक्रम यशस्वी केलेला आहे.त्याच प्रमाणे १५/१२/२०१६ चा संप यशस्वी करण्यासाठी पूर्णपणे प्रयत्न करावेत हि विनंती
तसेच सर्व जिल्हा सचिवांना विनंती कि कन्वेनर या नात्याने संघटन करून संप यशस्वी करावा.
कॉ.नागेशजी नलावडे ,परिमंडळ सचिव.
[26.11.2016]"The living legend" com. Fidel Castro, passes away.
We are extremely saddened to hear that "the living legend", com.Fidel Castro has passed away. He was 90 years of old. Com.Castro, who transformed Cuba into a socialist country, continued to be the source of energy, for decades together, to the revolutionary forces throughout the world. He withstood all the attempts made by the CIA, to assassinate him. Despite the sanctions imposed by the US imperialism for decades together, Cuba continues to advance as a socialist country, importantly due to the inspiration provided to Cuba, by com.Fidel Castro. BSNLEU dips it's banner and pays it's respectful homage to com. Fidel Castro.
[26.11.2016]Rs.1,000/- is the delegate fee for the 8th All India Conference.
The All India Centre meeting, held on 24-11-2016, has decided that Rs.1,000/- shall be the fee for delegates and observers of the 8th All India Conference, to be held at Chennai, from 31st December,2016, to 3rd January,2017. The quantum of delegate fee is decided, by taking into account various aspects. Kind cooperation of all concerned is solicited.
[25.11.2016]Director(HR) held discussion with unions and associations on Subsidiary Tower Company issue.
evening, Ms.Sujata T.Ray called the unions and associations for a discussion on
the Subsidiary Tower Company issue. Com.Swapan Chakraborty,Dy.GS and com. John
Verghese, AGS, represented BSNLEU. The Director(HR) explained about the benefits
of forming the Subsidiary Tower Company, and requested the representatives to
reconsider their decision to go on agitation. However, the representatives
reiterated the decision to go on struggle.
[25.11.2016]Dharna against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company is a massive success.
The dharna, called on by the unions and associations of BSNL, against the formation of Subsidiary Tower Company today, is a massive success. The Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL throughout the country have participated in large numbers in the dharna. In the dharna held at BSNL Corporate Office, leaders of the all unions and associations addressed. Com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, presided. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com. Arvind Dahiya, Joint Secretary, SNEA, Dr. V.P. Singh, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com. N.D. Ram, GS, SEWA BSNL, com. Sharma, VP, BTEU, com. K.G. Jayaraj, GS, AIBDPA, com. Sunil Gautam, Dy.GS, SNATTA, com. Hari Singh, Dy.GS, BTU, com. H.P. Singh, Dy.GS, BSNLOA, etc., addressed. All the leaders declared that the one day strike on 15.12.2016 will be a total success.
[25.11.2016]FNTO is positive to join the one day strike on 15.12.2016.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, telephonically spoke to com. Jayaprakash, GS, FNTO, who is in Hyderabad, after the passing away of his mother, and discussed about the one day strike to be held on 15.12.2016 against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. In the discussion, com. Jayaprakash, stated that he would discuss this issue within his organisation and would take a positive decision soon. We are hopeful that FNTO also would take a favourable decision to join the strike.
[25.11.2016]Prepaid recharges up to Rs.500/- in old notes will be allowed till Dec 15.
Consumers with pre-paid connections will be able to do top-ups for a maximum of Rs.500/- each, using older currency notes till December 15, the finance ministry said Thursday evening, while announcing a list of services where older Rs.500/- notes will be accepted for another 21 days.
[25.11.2016]Dharna against Subsidiary Tower Company started throughout the country.
As per the call of the unions and associations of BSNL, country wide dharna programme started today, against the formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. An impressive dharna started at BSNLCorporate Office also.
[24.11.2016]Notification for the 8th All India Conference of BSNLEU, to be held at Chennai, from 31.12.2016 to 03.01.2017.<<view notification>>
[24.11.2016]Notification for the Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, to be held at Chennai on 30.12.2016.<<view notification>>
[24.11.2016]Let tomorrow’s dharna the preparation for the one day strike to be held on 15.12.2016.
The dharna to be held tomorrow against formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company will be the preparation for the one day strike, to be held on 15.12.2016. Hence, circle and district unions are requested to mobilise maximum number of Non-Executives and Executives in tomorrow’s dharna, so that it will be a grand preparation for the one day strike. The massive success of tomorrow’sdharna should send the right message to the government also.
[24.11.2016]Demonetisation seriously hits BSNL’s revenue collection – Forum writes to the Secretary, DoT, urging to take remedial measures.
The demonetisation of Rs.500/- and Rs.1,000/- notes has seriously hit BSNL’s revenue collection.BSNL’s revenue was growing at 8% before demonetisation. But after that, the growth has dipped to -2%. This is alarming and will severely hit BSNL’s ongoing revival process. The Forum has written to the Secretary, DoT, requesting to allow BSNL to receive payments from customers in old Rs.500/- and Rs.1,000/- currency notes upto 31st December, 2016, to overcome the crisis.<<view letter>>
[23.11.2016]BSNLEU demands payment of salary advance of Rs.10,000/- as per DOE & DPE orders.
BSNLEU has already demanded that the salary for the month of November, 2016, should be paid in cash. Now, the Department of Expenditure and Department of Public Enterprises have issued letters that the ‘below supervisory level employees of Public Sector Enterprises’ should be paid a salary advance of Rs.10,000/-. BSNLEU has written to the Director (Finance) and GM (T&BFCI) demanding payment of salary advance to BSNL employees.<<view letter>> <<DOE & DPE letter>>
[23.11.2016]BSNLEU urges upon the Management to immediately convene meeting of the Joint Committee to review medical policy.
As per the demand of BSNLEU, the Management has already constituted a Joint Committee for the review of the medical policy. However, the meeting of the committee has not taken place after the 7thMembership Verification. BSNLEU has already urged the Management to convene the meeting of the committee. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri S.K. Sinha, GM (Admn.), today and demanded the immediate convening of the meeting. Based on this, it is agreed that the meeting will take place in the first week of December.
[23.11.2016]BSNLEU demands immediate restoration of the “Off-Net” calls.
The facility of Off-Net calls provided on the Rs.200/- SIM to the Non-Executives had lapsed. BSNLEU has already demanded that the facility should be restored. However, instead of restoring the facility, the Corporate Office keeps on writing to the CGMs, calling for inputs. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, in their meeting with the GM (Admn.) today, demanded that the Off-Net facility should be restored without further delay. The GM (Admn.) responded positively and assured to take the necessary steps.
[23.11.2016]Immediate re-constitution of the National Council pressed upon.
It is already more than 6 months since the results of the 7th Membership Verification are declared. However, the National Council has not so far been re-constituted. BSNLEU has already written to the Director (HR), demanding immediate re-constitution of the National Council. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), today and demanded re-constitution of the National Council without further delay. They pointed out that such a delay has never taken place before, in re-constituting the National Council based on Membership Verification results. The GM (SR) replied that the National Council could not be reconstituted since the 2nd Recognised Union has not submitted it’s nominations to the Staff Side.
[23.11.2016]BSNLEU bitterly criticises the inordinate delay in the settlement of victimisations in Varanasi.
In their meeting with the GM (SR) today, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, bitterly criticised the Corporate Management for it’s ineffectiveness to make proper intervention and settle the victimisations at Varanasi. The representatives demanded that Corporate Office should fix the responsibility and take appropriate action on the officers who had given false information to the Court and to the Corporate Office. The GM (SR) assured that action would be taken accordingly.
[23.11.2016]Outcome of the conciliation meeting conducted by the Regional Labour Commissioner (Central) on the 24 point charter of demands of the United Forum.
The Regional Labour Commissioner (Central) conducted a conciliation meeting between the United Forum and the BSNL Management, on the 24 point charter of demands. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, com. John Verghese, AGS, com. Sunil Gautam, Dy.GS, SNATTA and com. S.S. Tomar, AGS, BSNLMS, represented the United Forum. On the issue of Wage Revision, the United Forum accused that the Management is unnecessarily delaying constitution of the Wage Negotiation Committee. The Management Side replied that the Committee could not be constituted necessary approval has not come from the DPE. The United Forum clarified that approval of the DPE is required only for starting the Wage Negotiation, whereas no approval is required to constitute the Committee. After hearing both sides, the RLC (C) observed that the demand of the United Forum is justified and directed the Management to look into this. The RLC (C) also assured that he himself would write to the DoT, requesting to expedite the commencement of the Wage Negotiations. As regards the other demands contained in the 24 point charter of demands, the RLC (C) suggested that a Committee of BSNL Management and the United Forum could be constituted (with equal number of members from both sides), for having one more round of discussion. The United Forum agreed for the proposal. The Management Side stated that the suggestion would be taken for the approval of the Management.
[23.11.2016]Notice for dharna and strike, by unions and associations of BSNL, against formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company issued.
The unions and associations of BSNL served notice today, on the Secretary, DoT and the CMD BSNL, for conducting day long dharna on 25.11.2016 and strike on 15.12.2016, against formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company. 14 unions and associations have signed the notice for dharna and strike. They are:- BSNLEU, NFTE BSNL, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, BTEU, SEWA BSNL, AIGETOA, SNATTA, BSNLMS, ATM, AIBSNLOA, BTU, BSNLOA and BEA. Efforts are on to bring other left out unions and associations also in to the struggle.<<View strike notice>>
नोटबंदी की परेशानियों के मद्देनजर बीएसएनएलईयू ने बीएसएनएल कर्मियों को नवंबर 2016 के वेतन के नगदभुगतान की मांग की...
ज्ञातव्य है कि सरकार द्वारा रु 500/- एवं रु 1000/- के नोट बंद किए जाने की घोषणा के पश्चात प्रति दिन देशवासीविभिन्न समस्याओं से दो-चार हो रहें है। लगभग सारा देश बैंको एवं एटीएम के सामने लाईन मे लगा है। एक निश्चितराशि से अधिक निकासी की अनुमति नही है। बैंको मे आवश्यक मात्रा मे केश नही होने से संपूर्ण देश मे अफरातफरी कामाहौल है। इस स्थिति से बीएसएनएल के कर्मचारी भी अछूते नही है। एेसे मे हमारे सीएचक्यू ने कर्मचारियों कीपरेशानियों को महसूस करते हुए सीएमडी से नवंबर 2016 के वेतन का भुगतान बैंको को न भेजते हुए केश भुगतान काअनुरोध किया है। इस हेतु कॉ पी अभिमन्यु, महासचिव ने सीएमडी को पत्र भी लिखा है।
सभी यूनियन्स एवं एसोसिएशन्स ने एक स्वर मे लिया सब्सिडियरी टॉवर कंपनी के गठन के विरोध मे एक दिन कीहड़ताल का निर्णय... हड़ताल के पूर्व धरना भी...
बीएसएनएल मे अलग से सब्सिडियरी टॉवर कंपनी बनाने के सरकार के निर्णय के विरोध में सभी यूनियन्स औरएसोसिएशन्स की नई दिल्ली मे बैठक हुई जिसमें निम्नानुसार आंदोलन का निर्णय लिया गया...
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धरना एवं हड़ताल में समस्त यूनियनों एवं एसोसिएशनों के सदस्य शामिल रहेंगे L
इसके पूर्व भी संयुक्त संघर्ष के ज़रिए हमने बीएसएनएल को खत्म करने की सरकार की कोशिशों को नाकाम किया है।इस बार भी हम सब मिलकर सरकार की बीएसएनएल विरोधी एवं निजी कंपनियों की समर्थक नीतियों को कामयाबनही होने देंगे।
तैयार हो जाईए संघर्ष के लिए...
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[22.11.2016]Queues of pain for tiny gain?
Although there are no exact figures, estimates for black money range from 20-66% of the GDP. That is, anywhere between Rs. 27 lakh crore and Rs. 90 lakh crore.
All this computation goes to show only one thing — a very large share, in fact the bulk of black money, is not going to be caught in the present drive.
A recent study by the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, carried out under the supervision of the National Investigation Agency with the help of top government economic and intelligence bodies concluded that the total fake currency in circulation in India was Rs.400 crore. This figure was confirmed by minister of state for finance Arjun Meghwal in the Rajya Sabha in August last year.
So, fake notes worth Rs.400 crore will definitely become unusable as a result of demonetisation. But that will last only till the counterfeiters don't print fresh fake currency based on the new notes. Then the whole cycle may start again. In short, the ongoing disruption of daily life across the country is highly unlikely to finish the scourge of either black money or terror funding. Maybe all this pain was in vain.
[Source: Times of India dated 21.11.2016]
[22.11.2016]Organise dharna against Subsidiary Tower Company massively on 25.11.2016.
The Unions and Associations of BSNL have decided to organise dharna throughout the country on 25.11.2016, against government’s move to form a Subsidiary Tower Company. All circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to coordinate with other unions and associations and toorganise the dharna programme massively.
[21.11.2016]Pre-All India Conference CEC meeting – Circle Secretaries and Central Office-bearers to note please.
The 8th All India Conference of BSNLEU will be held at Chennai from 31.12.2016 to 03.01.2017. In this connection, the Central Executive Committee meeting will be held on 30th December, 2016. The meeting will start sharply at 10:00 hrs. All Circle Secretaries and Central Office-bearers are requested to make note of this and to book their journey tickets accordingly.
[21.11.2016]Corporate office letter on inputs to be provided by circles, with regards to court cases.<<view letter>>
[21.11.2016]More lives have been lost in the name of religion than political ideology - says Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Shri T.S.Thakur, Chief Justice of India, has severely criticised communal forces, which spread hatred and violence in the name of religion. Addressing in the function to release a book at New Delhi, the Chief Justice has spoken as follows:-
"More lives have been lost in the name of religion than political ideology. The manner in which a person chooses to practice his religion is between him and God and no third person has any business to interfere. Religion is personal. No one has any business to say how you practice your faith. The thought that "only my path is right" has led to destruction, damage and bloodshed."
It is very important that the Chief Justice of India has expressed such views, at a time when communal forces are dividing the people in the name of religion, to take political advantage.
[21.11.2016]BSNLEU offers heartfelt condolences to the victims of the train accident.
It was shocking to know that the Patna bound Indore - Rajendranagar express train met with a major accident yesterday. Many coaches have derailed, due to which 120 passengers were killed and more than 200 were injured. Cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained. BSNLEU offers it's heartfelt condolences.
[19.11.2016]BSNLEU once again insists the Management to pay November salary in cash.
BSNLEU has already written to the to the CMD BSNL, demanding that the salary for the month of November should be paid in cash, since withdrawal of cash from banks / ATMs has become very difficult after the withdrawal of Rs.1,000/- and Rs.500/- currency notes. Once again com. SwapanChakraborty, Dy. GS and com. John Verghese, AGS, met Sri Y.N. Singh, GM(T&BFCI) yesterday, and insisted that the November salary should be paid in cash, to mitigate the sufferings of the employees. The GM(T&BFCI) assured that the demand would be appropriately looked into.
[19.11.2016]Congrats ! Corporate Office issues letter to give provisional promotion to the successful JAO trainees.
BSNLEU is glad to inform that the Management has taken decision to give provisional promotion to the JAO trainees who have passed in the JAO LICE held on 17-11-2016, and who have successfully completed the training. Earlier, Management took decision to postpone their promotion, pending a fresh review of the results of the exam. BSNLEU strongly protested this decision and wrote a strong letter to the Director(HR). The issue was also discussed with the Director(HR), GM(Rectt.&trng.) and GM(FP). Consequently, the Management has decided to give provisional promotion to the candidates. This is a great relief to them. BSNLEU thanks the Director(HR) and other officers for taking the right decision.<<<view letter>>> <<annexure>>
[19.11.2016]Corporate Office letter on result of LICE for promotion to the grade of JAO under 40% Quota - Follow up action.<<<click here>>>
[19.11.2016]Corporate Office reminder on modification in policy for provision for pre-paid GSM SIM card to all Non-Executives working in BSNL.<<<click here>>>
[19.11.2016]Corporate Office letter on information related to TTAs appointed as JTO under Direct Recruitment quota.<<<click here>>>
[19.11.2016]Corporate Office letter on information regarding number of employees waiting for compassionate ground appointment.<<<click here>>>
---- पुणे(चिंचवड) येथे महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळ अधिवेशन संपन्न .
कॉ नागेश नलावडे,परिमंडळ सचिव ,कॉ.आप्पासाहेब गागरे, परिमंडळ अध्यक्ष व कॉ.गणेश हिंगे, परिमंडळ कोषाध्यक्ष यांची फेरनिवड.
महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळ अधिवेशन दिनांक ०६ व ७ नोव्हेंबर २०१६ रोजी आय टी टी सी चिंचवड पुणे येथे,बीएसएनएलईयु चे जनरल सेक्रेटरी कॉ. पी.अभिमन्यू व सह जनरल सेक्रेटरी कॉ.जॉन वर्गीस यांच्या उपस्थितीत उल्हासमय वातावरणात पार पडले. या वेळी सेमिनारचेही आयोजन करण्यात आले होते व विषय होता “ खाजगी कंपन्या व सार्वजनिक कंपन्या ” .
---------- मा.पियुष खरे ,महाप्रबंधक महाराष्ट्र सर्कल, कार्यक्रमाचे प्रमुख पाहुणे हे होते.त्यांनी सभागृहाला संबोधित करताना म्हणाले कि,खाजगी कंपन्यापेक्षा सार्वजनिक कंपन्याची जनतेमध्ये विश्वास,पारदर्शकता व जास्त नफा कमविण्यापेक्षा सामाजिक बांधिलकी जपणाऱ्या कंपन्या म्हणून प्रतिमा आहे.आपली बीएसएनएल कंपनीही सार्वजनिक कंपनी म्हणून काम करते.आपणास इतर खाजगी कंपन्याशी स्पर्धा करून बाजारात टिकून राहण्यसाठी व त्याच बरोबर कंपनीला नफ्याकडे नेण्यासाठी प्रयत्न करावे लागणार आहे. आपली सरकारी कंपनी असल्याने सरकारच्या आदेशानुसार अनेक योजना अंतर्गत शहराबरोबर ग्रामीण भागातील ग्राहकांना सुविधा द्यावी लागते. मला माहित आहे कि गेल्या काही वर्षापासून आपल्या कंपनीला अनेक समस्यांना तोंड द्यावे लागत आहे.अपुरे कर्मचारी,अपुरी साधनसामुग्री,अपुरे फंड,अनेक योजना वेळेत न राबविणे इत्यादी कारणामुळे कंपनी अनेक वर्षे तोट्यात गेली. इच्छा असतानाहि आपण ग्राहकांना समाधानकारक सेवा या कारणामुळे देवू शकलो नाही.तरीपण आशा परस्थितीत आपले कर्मचारी जास्तीत जास्त मेहनत घेवून कंपनीला गेल्या दोन वर्षापासून नफ्याकडे नेत आहेत.कर्मचारी ग्राहकांच्या सुविधेबरोबर कंपनीने ज्या योजना बाजारात आणल्या त्यांचे विपणन(मार्केटिंग) करून कंपनीला ग्राहकाबरोबर महसूल मिळवून दिला आहे.आपल्याला या परस्थितीतही या पेक्षाही जास्त जोमाने काम करून कंपनी नफ्याकडे नेण्यासाठी प्रयत्न करावे असे आव्हान सर्व कर्मचार्यांना केले.या प्रसंगी त्यांनी एक वेगळी कल्पना मांडली “जर मला एक दिवस महाप्रबंधक बनविले तर मी बीएसएनएल कंपनीसाठी काय करेल” या वर २५ शब्दात कोणत्याही कर्मचार्यांनी सरळ महाप्र्बन्धाकाना पत्राद्वारे किंवा इमेल द्वारे पाठवू शकता.ज्यांचे विचार उत्कृष्ट व कंपनीच्या हिताचे असेल आशा प्रथम येणारया १५ कर्मचार्यांना awardedawarded पारितोषिक देण्यात येईल. याप्रसंगी सी.जी.एम.आय.टी.पी.सी,यांनीही वरील विषयाबरोबर बीएसएनएलची सद्याची परस्थिती आणि भविष्य याविषयावर संबोन्धीत केले.
कॉ.अजित अभ्यंकर,जनरल सेक्रेटरी सी.आय.टी.यु. यांनी “ खाजगी कंपन्या व सार्वजनिक कंपन्या ” या विषयावर विचार मांडताना सांगितले कि आजही खाजगी कंपन्या स्व:ताचा स्वार्थी विचार करून त्यांची तिजोरी कशी भरता येईल असाच विचार करून योजना राबवत असतात. तसेच त्यांचे लागे बांधे राजकीय व परदेशी यत्रनेशी ठेवून कमी वेळात जास्तीत जास्त नफा कमविणे असा हेतू समोर ठेवून काम करते त्यामुळे सार्वजनिक कंपन्यांना सामाजिक बांधिलकी असल्याने स्पर्धा करण्यास त्रास होतो. बीएसएनएल ही सरकारी कंपनी आहे. व सामाजिक बांधिलकी पाळत असूनही स्पर्धेत टिकून आहे याचे त्यांनी विशेस कौतुक केले.
कॉ.पी.अभिमन्यू,जनरल सेक्रेटरी यांनी बीएसएनएलइयु या संघटनेद्वारे कर्मचार्याबरोबर बीएसएनएल कंपनीच्या हितासाठी काय काय प्रयत्न केले यावर प्रकाश टाकला.
तसेच बीएसएनएल कंपनीची स्थापना,वेळोवेळी खाजगीकरणाचा प्रयत्न ,व्ही.आर.एस.,कर्मचार्यांची कपात,बीएसएनएल व एम टी एन एल चे एकत्रीकरण अशा अनेक गोष्टीचा उल्लेख करून त्यांनी सरकारी धोरणावर प्रहार केला व यासाठी संघटनेने कर्मचारी विरोधी सरकारला कसे नाकाम केले याचा उल्लेख केला. कॉ.अभिमन्यू यांनी हेही संगितले कि नीति आयोगच्या सिफारिशिनुसार 17 पीएसयू बंद करणे किंवा 22 पीएसयूज मध्ये सरकारची भागीदारी 51% च्या कमी करून स्ट्रेटेजिक सेल च्या माध्यमातून निजीकरण करणे किंवा बीएसएनएल मध्ये सब्सिडियरी टॉवर कंपनी बनविण्याच्या नीतीला विरोध करण्यासाठी संयुक्त मोर्चाला संघर्ष करण्याचे आव्हान केले.
कॉ जॉन वर्गीस,असि.जनरल सेक्रेटरी यांनी सांगितले कि पेंशन भुगतान मध्ये बीएसएनएल चे वित्तीय दायित्वची बांधिलकी संपुष्टात आणण्याचा निर्णयात संयुक्त संघर्षाची मोठी जीत झाली.त्याच प्रमाणे ०१/०१/२००७ चे मिळणारे वेजरिवीजन साठी बीएसएनएलईयू कडून आज पर्यंत केले गेलेले प्रयत्न व यापुढे कोणता संघर्ष करावा लागेल यावर प्रकाश टाकला.
कॉ.व्ही.बी.कोकाटे एस.एन ई ए(अधिकारी) संघटनेचे परिमंडळ सचिव हे या कार्यक्रमास उपस्थित होते. बीएसएनएलइयु व एस.एन ई ए ह्या दोन्ही संघटना नेहमीच बीएसएनएल कंपनी व कर्मचार्याच्या हितासाठी एकत्र काम करतात.त्यांनी त्यांच्या संघटनेच्या वतीने अधिवेशनास शुभेच्छा दिल्या.
कॉ.नागेशजी नलावडे ,महाराष्ट्र बीएसएनएलइयु चे परिमंडळ सचिव यांनी आपल्या भाषणात बीएसएनएलच्या रिवायव्हल साठी SWAS उपक्रमानुसार फोरमच्या प्रयत्नाने चा उल्लेख करून 1.1.2017 पासून लागू असणाऱ्या वेज रिवीजन सन्मान पूर्वक मिळविण्यासाठी सर्वांनी एकजुटता दाखविण्याची आवश्यक आहे.त्या प्रमाणे सर्व कर्मचारी संघटनाने एकत्र येण्याचे आवाहन परिमंडल सचिवाने या प्रसंगी केले.
कॉ.आप्पासाहेब गागरे ,परिमंडळ अध्यक्ष यांच्या अध्यक्षतेखाली दुसरे सत्र दुपारी ठीक ३.३०वाजता सुरु झाले.
परिमंडळ सचिव कॉ.नागेशाजी यांनी गेल्या तीन वर्षातील संघटनेच्या कार्याचा आढावा असणारा अहवाल सभेसमोर मांडला व त्याला सभेने एकमताने मंजुरी दिली.त्यानंतर
परिमंडळ कोशाध्यक्ष कॉ.गणेश हिंगे यांनी गेल्या तीन वर्षाचा आर्थिक अहवाल साविस्तर प्रत्येक वर्षानुसार जमा-खर्च सभेपुढे मांडला.वेळोवेळी पाच सर्कल वर्किंग कमिटीच्या मिटिंग,सेन्ट्रल वर्किंग कमिटी मिटिंग,मागील सर्कल अधिवेशन,निवडणुकीचा खर्च,सर्कल ऑफिसमधील संघटनेच्या ऑफिसची दुरुस्ती व सजावट,पदाधिकार्यांना प्रवास भत्ता इत्यादी मोठेखर्च करूनही कॉ.नागेशजी नलावडे परिमंडळ सचिव यांच्या सहकार्य व मार्गदर्शनामुळे आज मला आनद होतो कि परिमंडळ शाखेकडे अकरा लक्ष(११ लाख) शिल्लक आहेत.
मागच्या अधिवेशनात शिल्लक रक्कम कमी असताना, वेळोवेळी योग्य ठिकाणी खर्च करून, कोणतेही देणगी स्वरुपात रक्कम न घेता शिवाय दिवसेंदिवस सभासद संख्या कमी झाल्याने वर्गणीत घट झाली असताना कॉ.गणेश हिंगे यांनी मोठ्या शिल्ल्कीचा जमा खर्च मांडल्याबद्दल कॉ.आप्पासाहेब गागरे,परिमंडळ अध्यक्ष, कॉ,वर्गुडे, कॉ.शाम जाधव,उपाध्यक्ष तसेच कॉ.विठ्ठलराव औटी, परिमंडळ सहसचिव,कॉ.भालचंद्र माने,सह सचिव, महाराष्ट्र सर्कल व अनेक जिल्ह्यांच्या सचिवाने त्यांचे विशेष अभिनंदन केले.
जिल्हा अहवाल त्या नंतर कॉ.संजय नागणे,जिल्हासचिव,धुळे, कॉ.घनशाम वाघ जिल्हासचिव,नाशिक, कॉ.कौतिक बस्ते.जिल्हासचिव,कल्याण, कॉ.खंडागळे जिल्हासचिव,लातूर, कॉ.निलेश काळे,जिल्हा सचिव,जळगाव, कॉ.जकाती ,जिल्हा सचिव पुणे कॉ,,कदम,कोल्हापूर,कॉ.कोकरे, नांदेड.कॉ..सरवदे,उस्मानाबाद,कॉ.गाडगे,परभणी,कॉ.गेडाम,रायगड,कॉ.पाटील पी.आर.रत्नागिरी,कॉ.विजय शिपंणकर,अहमदनगर,कॉ.बेळगावकर,गोवा,तसेचजिल्हासचिव,नागपूर,यवतमाळ,अकोला,बुलढाणा,अमरावती,
डब्लू,टी.पी.,डब्लू टी.आर.सर्कल ऑफिस,सिव्हील/इलेक्ट्रिकल विंग यांनी त्यांच्या जिल्ह्यांचा अहवाल व समस्या सभागुहासमोर मांडल्या.त्याची नोंद इतिवृतांतामध्ये घेण्यात आली व नंतर त्यावर शेवटी कॉ.नलावडे परिमंडळ सचिव यांनी सविस्तर उत्तरे दिले व सांगितले कि आपल्या सर्वांच्या सहकार्याने हि संघटना या पुढेही कर्मचार्यांच्या समस्याबरोबर बी एस एन एल कंपनीसाठी लढणार आहे.
निवडणूक २०१७ ते २०१९ सालाकरिता नोटीस प्रमाणे पुढील पदाधिकार्यांच्या निवडणूक जाहीर करण्यात आली.निवडणूक अधिकारी म्हणून एकमताने कॉ.जॉन वर्गीस ,जनरल सह सचिव यांची निवड करण्यात आली.
परिमंडळ सचिव व अध्यक्ष ह्या जागा सोडून इतर जागेसाठी एकच पेनाल आले.त्या मुळे निवडणूक अधिकार्याने त्या जागा बिनविरोध निवडून आल्या असे जाहीर केले.नंतर परिमंडळ सचिव व अध्यक्ष या जागेसाठी खालील प्रमाणे उमेदवारामध्ये मतदान होवून पुढील प्रमाणे मते पडली.
परिमंडळ अध्यक्ष –कॉ.आप्पासाहेब गागरे – मिळालेली मते--- ३९६
-कॉ.पंचम गायकवाड - मिळालेली मते--- १२०
परिमंडळ सचिव कॉ.नागेशकुमार नलावडे - मिळालेली मते--- ४००
-कॉ.पुरोशोत्तम गेडाम - मिळालेली मते--- १२०
म्हणजेच कॉ.आप्पासाहेब गागरे, अध्यक्ष व कॉ.नागेशकुमार नलावडे,सचिव म्हणून प्रचंड मताने निवडून आले. त्यानंतर निवडणूक अधिकारी कॉ.वर्गीस यांनी खालील प्रमाणे नवीन परिमंडळ कार्यकारणीची निवड जाहीर केली व निवडून आलेल्या पुढील कार्यकरणीचे अभिनंदन करण्यात आले
सर्वांनी अत्यंत शांतता पूर्वक सहकार्य केल्याबद्दल कॉ.वर्गीस यांनी सर्वांचे विशेस आभार मानले.
इतिवृतांत संपूर्ण अधिवेशनाच्या कामकाजामध्ये सर्व नेत्याने मांडलेले विचार व समस्या याचा इतिवृतांत लिहून काढण्यात आलेला आहे. या इतिवृतातच्या आधारे परिमंडळ शाखा संघटनेच्या पातळीवर कार्यवाही करेल. गेले दोन दिवस हा इतिवृन्तांत अखंड लिहून काढण्याचे काम कॉ.विठ्ठलराव औटी,परिमंडळ सहसचिव यांनी केलेले आहे.त्यांचेही विशेस आभार मानण्यात आले.
शेवटी कॉ.नागेशकुमार यांनी कॉ.जॉन वर्गीस निवडणूक अधिकारी,सर्व प्रतिनिधी,सर्व जिल्हा सचिव,सर्व परिमंडळ कार्यकारणी व पुणे जिल्ह्याचे सर्व कोम्ब्रेड ज्यांनी हे अधिवेशन यशस्वी करण्यासाठी अहोरात्र प्रयत्न केले असे कॉ.जकाती व कॉ.बरके यांची टीम यांचे विषेश आभार मानून अधिवेशन समाप्त करण्यात आले.
नवीन महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळ कार्यकारणी २०१७-२०१९
[17.11.2016]BSNLEU demands that November salary should be paid in cash to the employees, directly by BSNL.
The demonetisation of Rs.500/- and Rs.1,000/- currency notes has created acute shortage in cash flow. Like the other citizens of India, BSNL employees are also suffering a lot in getting money from banks and ATMs. They are standing hours together before banks and ATMs to get cash. Under these circumstances, if the November salary of the employees is sent to the banks, it will be very difficult for the employees to withdraw money from the bank and ATMs. This will further complicate the situation for the BSNL employees. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding to take steps, for the payment of November salary in cash to the employees, directly to be made by the BSNL Management, instead of sending the same to the bank.<<<view letter>>>
[17.11.2016]Director (HR) urged to do the needful for issuing posting orders to the JAO trainees.
The Corporate Office has issued instructions, directing the CGMs not to issue the promotion orders for the successful candidates in JAO cadre. The union has already written letter to the Director (HR) to take necessary action for issuing posting orders without any postponement. In this regard, com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. Balbir Singh, President met Director (HR) and empathetically urged her to cancel the instructions issued by the Recruitment Cell on postponement, since the trainees are completing training on tomorrow i.e., 18.11.2016, and if the posting will be done after review of the results, they will be deprived of getting promotions for further one month. The Director (HR) assured to look into the matter and to do the needful.
[17.11.2016]Forum conducted demonstration at Corporate Office, condemning "Telecom Live".
The BSNL employees are taking efforts tirelessly, under the leadership of the Forum, to revive ofBSNL. In this situation, the "Telcom Live" magazine is continuously carrying articles, damagingBSNL. This is being done at the behest of vested interests. The aim of the "Telcom Live" is to somehow stop the revival of BSNL. The Core Committee of the Forum, which held it's meeting on 14-10-2016, decided to conduct a demonstration at the Corporate Office, and also to burn copies of the "Telcom Live", to record the protest of the employees. Accordingly, a demonstration was conducted at BSNL Corporate Office today, and copies of the "Telecom Live" were also burnt. Meeting was presided over by com. R.S. Chauhan, Org. Secretary (CHQ). The demonstration was addressed by com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, BSNLEU, com. K. Sebastian, GS, SNEA, com. V.P.Singh, CS, AIBSNLEA, com. Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU, com. Padmanabha Rao, AGS, SNEA and com. Arvind Dahia, Joint Secretary, SNEA.<<<views of the demonstration>>>
[17.11.2016]Gujarat circle union is conducting massive dharna at Ahmedabad, demanding immediate settlement of pending problems.
BSNLEU, Gujarat circle union is organising a massive dharna at Ahmedabad tomorrow. The agitation is to demand immediate settlement of the long pending staff problems, as well as against the anti-BSNLEU actions being taken by the Gujarat circle administration. Com. Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU, is participating and addressing the dharna on behalf of the CHQ.
[17.11.2016]BSNLEU strongly protests against the Corporate Office letter, delaying promotion orders to the JAO trainees.
BSNLEU has strongly protested against the Corporate Office letter, which directs the CGMs not to issue promotion orders to the JAO trainees. A letter is written to the Director(HR), protesting the decision of the Management and demanding that promotion orders should be issued to the JAOtrainees immediately. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, discussed this issue with Ms. Anima Roy,GM(Rectt. & Trng.) and has demanded that the JAO trainees should be issued with promotion orders without any delay.<<<view BSNLEU letter>>>
[17.11.2016]Corporate Office postpones issuing of promotion orders to the successful JAO trainees.
JAO LICE was conducted on 17th July, 2016 and the successful candidates were deputed for training. Their training is coming to an end today and they have to be issued with orders for posting them as JAOs. However, the Corporate Office has issued letter, directing the CGMs not to issue the promotion orders.<<<view Corporate Office letter>>>
[16.11.2016]All union/association meeting decides to organise One Day Strike against formation Subsidiary Tower Company.
The all union association meeting held at New Delhi today, decided to conduct dharnaon 25.11.2016 and one day strike on 15.12.2016, against the formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. This is the unanimous decision of all the unions and associations which attended today's meeting. In the past, the united BSNL trade union movement has foiled all attempts of the government to destroy BSNL. Once again we will prove that we will not allow BSNL to be destroyed. Circle and district unions are requested to immediately start the preparations, in coordination with all the unions and associations, to make the strike a historic success.
[12.11.2016]Central Secretariat meeting started jubilantly at Chennai.
The two day Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU started jubilantly at Chennai today. The meeting started with flag hoisting. Com. Balbir Singh, President, hoisted the National Flag and the Union Red Flag was hoisted by com. P. Abhimanyu,GS. Com. S. Chellappa, AGS & circle president, welcomed everyone. The house stood in silence for a minute and paid homage to the martyrs. Com. Balbir Singh, President, delivered presidential address. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron, greeted the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, presented the note for discussion. He explained in detail about the achievement of removal of the ceiling on government's pension contribution, 2nd September General Strike, settlement of PLI, revival of BSNL, delay in the formation of Wage Negotiation Committee, Subsidiary Tower Company and other issues. After the presentation of the General Secretary, deliberation by Central Secretariat members started and is going on.<<<views of the meeting>>>
[12.11.2016]Demonetisation of Rs.500/- and Rs.1,000/- notes create chaotic situation in the country.
The Narendra Modi government has declared that Rs.500/- and Rs.1,000/- notes are invalid. Government says this is to curb black money and counterfeit currency notes. Experts say that this action is not going to curb black money or counterfeit notes. On the contrary, the ordinary citizens of the country are put in extreme hardship. They wait in long queues, for hours together, before banks and ATMs, and return home empty handed. The government's action has come under severe criticism. We publish hereunder a cartoon, printed in The Hindu today.
[11.11.2016]BSNLEU urges upon the CMD BSNL to take needful action, so that field units of BSNL can continue to receive old Rs.500/ and Rs.1,000/ currency notes beyond 11-11-2016.
Based on order of the Finance Ministry, BSNL Corporate Office has issued letter that old Rs.500/ and Rs.1000/ currency notes could be accepted up to 11th November. Requests are coming from field units, especially from marketing units, to get this deadline extended by a few more days, so that BSNL's revenue collections through meals, lok adalat, etc., will not be affected.Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, has urged upon the CMD BSNL to do the needful in this regard. The CMDBSNL replied that ha had already requested the DoT, to get the necessary extension.
[10.11.2016]Review of the results of JTO LICE 2014-15 held on 24.09.2016 and JAO LICE held on 17.07.2016 - BSNLEU urged the Management to expedite the process.
BSNLEU has written letters to Director (HR) and discussed the matter of review of the results ofJTO LICE held on 24.09.2016 for the vacancy year 2014-15 and also the results of the JAO LICE which was held on 17.07.2016 in view of the wrong questions/ answers in the question paper and answer sheet. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS met the GM(Rectt), Ms Anima Roy today, the 10.11.2016 and once again discussed about these issues. The GM (Rectt) informed that the expert committee formed by the Management has reviewed the wrong questions/ answers in the question paper in case of JTO LICE. But the Union emphatically pointed out that the Expert Committee has not fully considered all the wrong questions / answers in part A of the exam, and demanded to review the same once again. But the GM(Rectt.) firmly told that the Management is not ready for any further review of the results. As regards the JAO LICE, the GM assured to expedite the process of review of the result with reference to the letter of the union.
[10.11.2016]Corporate Office letter on maintenance of BSNL buildings and staff quarters.<<<view letter>>>
[10.11.2016]Corporate Office letter on cancellation of examination notification of MT (Internal/External).<<<view letter>>>
[07.11.2016]Shri P.K.Thakkar removed from the post of district secretary, Rajkot district.
Shri P.K.Thakkar has been removed from the post of district secretary of BSNLEU, Rajkot district. He continued to be a strike breaker, and all opportunities given to him to correct himself failed. Apart from this, he is involved in serious violation of trade union discipline. The Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, held at Ahmedabad on 05-11-2016, unanimously decided to remove him from the post of district secretary, and also to debar him from holding any post in the Union for a period of 5 years.
[07.11.2016]General Secretary's meeting with the CGM, ITPC.
Utilising, his visit to Pune, to attend the Maharashtra circle conference, com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, together with com. John Verghese, AGS, visited ITPC, Pune and held discussion with shri Prabhash Singh, CGM, ITPC. Shri Prabhash Singh was also the former General Secretary of ITSA, and was comrade in arms of com. Moni Bose and com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, during the late 90s, in the fight against privatisation and corporatisation. Discussion took place on various issues like the role of ITPC in the improvement of BSNL's quality of services, manpower requirement of ITPC for carrying out new IT projects, etc. The General Secretary assured the CGM ITPC that BSNLEU will take up these issues with the Corporate Office for early resolution.
[07.11.2016]BSNLEU writes to shri J.S.Deepak, Secretary, DoT, on the pension revision of BSNL retirees.
BSNLEU is continuously trying for a permanent mechanism for the pension revision of BSNL retirees. This issue has been taken up through the Forum. After the 2 day strike on 21st and 22nd April, 2015, discussion took place between the Forum and the Secretary, DoT. In that meeting, Forum was assured that the issue of pension revision, with effect from 01-01-2017, would be referred to the 3rd PRC. However, it was not included in the Terms of Reference to the 3rd PRC. It is also told by the 3rd PRC that, it would not give any recommendation on pension revision of BSNL retirees, since the matter is not included in the Terms of Reference. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the Secretary, DoT, demanding to immediately take the required steps for including it in the Terms of Reference.<<<view letter>>>
[07.11.2016]Non declaration of JAO 10% results of Gujarat circle.
It has come to the notice of the CHQ that in the JAO 10% results, for which examination was conducted recently, was not declared for Gujarat circle. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy GS, met the GM (Rectt.) today, and discussed about this issue. During the discussion, the GM(Rectt.) informed that 3 candidates appeared in this exam, and out of these 3 candidates no one has passed. Hence no result is declared for Gujarat circle.
[07.11.2016]Corporate Office letter on vacancy status of JTO(T) 50% quota for the year 2015-16.<<<view letter>>>
[07.11.2016]Corporate Office letter on award of Scholarship to the Wards of employees of BSNL CO for the year 2016-17.<<<view letter>>>
[07.11.2016]Corporate Office letter on standing instructions on filing of court cases amongst Government entities.<<<view letter>>>
[07.11.2016]Impressive open session held in the Maharashtra circle conference of BSNLEU.
An impressive open session was held in the ongoing Maharashtra circle conference of BSNLEU, being held at Pune. Com. Nalawade, CS, welcomed all to the open session. Com. Appa Gagre, CP, presided. The open session was addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, shri, Piyush Khare, CGM, Maharashtra, shri Prabhat Singh, CGM, ITPC, com. Ajit Abhyankar, GS, CITU, Maharashtra, com. Kiran Moge(AIDWA), shri Dinesh Dwiwedi, PGM, Pune, com.Kokate, CS, SNEA, Maharashtra, com.Joshi, CS,and many others. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, in his address, highlighted the progress being made in the revival of BSNL, due to the hard work of the employees and the Management and requested the employees to take all out efforts, to ensure that the Company makes profit within a year or two. Com. Appa Gagre, CP, addressed and delivered vote of thanks.<<<views of the open session>>>
[27.10.2016]Tremendous response from employees, against government's move to form Subsidiary Tower Company.
All the unions and associations of BSNL have given call to conduct demonstrations today, against the government's move to form a Subsidiary Tower Company. The call has evoked tremendous response from employees throughout the country. The Non-Executives and Executives have expressed their anger against the government's move to form the Subsidiary Tower Company. The employees have told the government in one voice today that, formation of Subsidiary Tower Company is not acceptable to them, as it would irreparably weaken BSNL. If the government does not stop the move, then the employees will be left with no other option, but to resort to direct action.<<views of the demonstration>>
[27.10.2016]Corporate Office letter on nomination of staff side members in National Council.<<view letter>>
[26.10.2016]Forum writes to CMD BSNL, conveying the decision of all unions and associations of BSNL to conduct demonstrations on 27-10-2016, against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company.<<view letter>>
[26.10.2016]Air India is in talks with BSNL for providing wi fi service on board.
It is reported that the Air India is in talks with BSNL for providing wi fi service on board. Air India has told BSNL to provide with details like cost, etc. Air India intends to provide wi fi facility in it's long haul flights to North America, Europe, Australia, etc. Leading international airways companies have already provided wi fi service on board.
[26.10.2016]DoT forms committee to study TRAI's recommendation to impose penalty on Airtel, Vodafone and Idea.
Following the TRAI's decision to impose Rs.3,050 crore penalty on Airtel, Vodafone and Idea, for not providing points of interconnection to Reliance Jio, the DoT has set up a committee to examine the issue. According to media reports, the committee will study TRAI’s recommendations and submit a report within 10-15 days.
[26.10.2016]BSNLCCWF to conduct March to Parliament on 22nd February, 2017.
The Secretariat meeting of BSNLCCWF, held at New Delhi today the 26.10.2016, has decided to conduct a March to Parliament on 22nd February, 2017, during the budget session of the Parliament. Circle and district unions of BSNLEU should extend maximum help and participation, for the success of this March.
[25.10.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR) demanding to immediately relieve the DR JEs, who have applied for rule-8 transfers and are waiting for long years.<<view letter>>
[25.10.2016]Effectively organise united demonstrations against Subsidiary Tower Company.
All the Unions and Associations of BSNL have given call to conduct demonstrations throughout the country on 27.10.2016, opposing formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company. CHQ calls upon all the circle and district unions to approach all the Unions and Associations immediately, for organising demonstrations unitedly. General Secretary is taking initiative for conducting an all union meeting soon, for deciding the next course of action on this issue.
[25.10.2016]Conciliation meeting between the United Forum and the BSNL Management.
One more conciliation meeting was held yesterday the 24.10.2016, by the Regional Labour Commissioner (Central) between the United Forum and the BSNL Management, on the 24 point charter of demands. Shri Tej Bahadur has taken over charge as the new RLC(C). The United Forum was represented by com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU and com. Sunil Gautham, Dy.GS, SNATTA. BSNL Management was represented by shri A.K. Singh, DGM (Estt.) and shri A.K. Sinha, DGM (SR). The Management Side gave an additional note on the status of the 24 point charter of demands. The RLC(C) directed the United Forum representatives to give their response to this note. The next meeting will be held on 22.11.2016.
[24.10.2016]Membership Verification of the Executives postponed once again.
The Membership Verification of the Executives, which was scheduled to be held on 16.11.2016, has once again been postponed. According to the Corporate Office letter dated 18th October, 2016, the new time schedule for holding the verification is as follows:-
Conduct of elections – 07.12.2016
Counting of votes &
declaration of results - 09.12.2016. <<view letter>>
[24.10.2016]Conciliation by Regional Labour Commissioner (Central) is taking place today on the pending issues of the Non-Executives.
The United Forum of BSNL Unions is conducting continuous agitational programme for the settlement of the long pending issues of the Non-Executives. On 08.09.2016 country wide dharna programme was conducted. On 20.09.2016, one day hunger strike was conducted. Based on the notification given for these agitational programme, the Regional Labour Commissioner (Central) has initiated conciliation meeting. A few sittings have already taken place. One more round of conciliation is taking place today. In today’s conciliation, the United Forum is presenting point by point rebuttal to the status report submitted by the Management on various demands of the United Forum. For this, the United Forum has submitted the following note to the Regional Labour Commissioner.<<view note>>
[24.10.2016]BSNLEU writes to the CMD BSNL, strongly protesting the Corporate Office letter, which directs the CGM’s not to hold any discussion with the Recognised Union on the issues of the contract workers.
The BSNL Corporate Office has issued a letter on 21.10.2016, directing the CGM’s not to hold any negotiation / discussion, even with the Recognised Union, on the problems of contract workers. BSNLEU has strongly protested this letter, and has demanded the CMD BSNL to withdraw this letter. In 90% of the districts, the Corporate Office letters on minimum wages, EPF & ESI, are not implemented. In all these places, the contract workers are being exploited and their money is being looted by contractors and corrupt officers. Wherever the contract workers dare to raise the voice against this exploitation, they are being mercilessly thrown out of work. If any contract worker dares to form a union, he is sure to lose his job. The Corporate Office is only issuing stereo typed letters to the CGM’s, but is not able to put in place a mechanism to ensure that the letters issued by it are meticulously implemented in all the districts. So long as the exploitation of the contract workers continues, BSNLEU will stand in the forefront to fight for the rights of the contract workers.<<view CHQ letter>>
[24.10.2016]Corporate Office letter directing the CGM’s not to discuss / negotiate issues of the contract workers with the Recognised Union.<<view letter>>
[24.10.2016]Payment of PLI, together with salary, to be made on 27th and 28th of this month.
BSNLEU has been pressing the Corporate Management hard, for the payment of PLI before Deepawali. As per the information given by the GM (T&BFCI), Corporate Office, payment of PLI will be made along with the salary of this month. This payment will be made on 27th and 28th. Saturday will be holiday for the Corporate Office.
१९/१०/२०१६ धुळे जिल्हा अधिवेशन पार पडले.
दिनांक १६ ऑक्टोबर २०१६ रोजी बी.एस.एन.एल.ई यु ,धुळे जिल्हा यांचे अधिवेशन धुळे येथे पार पडले. या अधिवेशनामध्ये धुळे जिल्हा संघटनेचा मागील कार्यकाल अहवाल व कर्मचार्यांच्या अनेक विषयावर चर्चा करण्यात आली. या प्रसंगी परिमंडळ अध्यक्ष कॉ.आप्पासाहेब गागरे ,परिमंडळ सह सचिव कॉ.भालचंद्र माने व परिमंडळ उपाध्यक्ष कॉ.शाम जाधव हे हजर राहून मार्गदर्शन केले.
पुढील कार्यकालासाठी जिल्हा कार्यकारणीची बिनविरोध निवड करण्यात आली. त्त्या मध्ये कॉ.संजय नागणे यांची जिल्हा सचिव पदी फेर निवड करण्यात आली.तसेच कॉ.शिंदे ए ए यांची जिल्हाध्यक्ष व कॉ. किशोर वाघ यांची खजिनदार म्हणून बिनविरोध निवड झाली.
सर्वाचे परिमंडळ कार्यकारणी तर्फे हार्दिक अभिनंदन !!...पुढील कार्यकालासाठी हार्दिक शुभेच्छा. !!!
[18.10.2016]Those who become Ministers of Telecommunications are either corrupt, or advocates for the corrupt.
The Supreme Court of India yesterday dismissed the petition, challenging the jurisdiction of the 2G Court, to hear the Aircel – Maxis deal. Kapil Sibal, who was appearing for the petitioner, argued that the Aircel – Maxis deal is not connected with the 2G scam, and as such the special CBI Court, hearing the 2G scam, has no jurisdiction to hear the Aircel – Maxis deal. Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran has been accused by the CBI, of pressurising Chennai based Telecom Promoter C. Sivasankaran, to sell his stake in Aircel to the Maxis Group. It is a tragedy that the advocate for the accused in this case is none other then the former Telecom Minister, viz., Kapil Sibal. It has become a curse for BSNL that, those who become Ministers of Telecommunications are either corrupt, or advocates for the corrupt.
[Source: Times of India dated 18.10.2016]
[18.10.2016]BSNLEU insists the DoT for early approval for BSNL’s proposal for the settlement of Anomalies.
BSNLEU is continuously pursuing the settlement of the Anomalies issue. As already informed, BSNL Corporate Office has sent it’s proposal on this issue for the approval of the DoT. BSNLEU is pursuing the case at the DoT level also. Today, once again com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri Pawan Gupta, Director (PSU-1), DoT, and insisted for the early approval for the proposals given by BSNL Corporate Office. The Director (PSU-1) assured to take a final decision on this issue at the earliest.
[18.10.2016]BSNLEU expresses it’s serious concern to the Director (HR), regarding the inordinate delay in the constitution of Committee for Wage Negotiations.
BSNLEU is seriously taking steps for the early constitution of the Committee for Wage Negotiations. The issue was discussed with the CMD BSNL on 14.10.2016, wherein the CMD BSNL gave a positive signal. Consequent to this, the issue was once again discussed with Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR) today, by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS. The representatives pointed out that the delay in constituting the Committee for Wage Negotiations will result in an unpleasant situation, wherein the settlement of wage revision of the Non-Executives will be delayed and will be lingering on, even after the settlement of wage revision of the Executives, based on the recommendations of the 3rd PRC. The Director (HR) understood the concern of BSNLEU and assured that expeditious steps would be taken for the early constitution of the Committee for Wage Negotiations.
[18.10.2016]BSNLEU complains of total stalemate in the settlement of the grievances of the Non-Executives.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, expressed their deep dissatisfaction to Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR), on the total stalemate in the settlement of the grievances of the Non-Executives. During their discussion with the Director (HR) today, the representatives pointed out that Corporate Office is not coming forward to settle even such of the problems of the Non-Executives, which do not involve any financial burden for the Company. Responding to the complaint of the representatives, the Director (HR) stated that Management is having limitation in settling problems which involve additional expenditure, in view of the on going financial crisis of the Company. Finally, it was agreed that a formal meeting will take place soon for discussing the pending issues.
[18.10.2016]Modi government to privatise 20 PSUs.
The Modi government is moving fast in bulldozing the Public Sector. News has come now that, the next move of the government is to reduce government’s share holding to less than 50% in 20 PSUs. This is nothing but privatisation. Many among those 20 PSUs are profit making, like the Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. BSNL employees are trying to once again make BSNL profit making. But, once BSNL starts making profit, the government may think it is time to privatise BSNL. We have to think about this and to fight against all moves of the government to privatise PSUs. Formation of Subsidiary Tower Company is one such move.
[Source: Times of India dated 18.10.2016]
[18.10.2016]SWAS in Vodafone also?
After the launching of the SWAS (Service With A Smile) programme, great improvement has come in BSNL. The entire Non-Executives and Executives are seriously involved in improving BSNL’s quality of services and marketing. We think that in no other organisation, this sort of endeavour is undertaken by the employees, whether PSU or private. Now, Vodafone has given call to it’s 13,000 employees to help in facing the stiff competition from Reliance Jio. Vittorio Colao, the CEO of Vodafone, has urged the employees to “leave no stone unturned” to retain and attract customers.
[Source: Economic Times dated 18.10.2016]
[18.10.2016]RSS’s teachings behind ‘surgical strike’- says Parrikar.
Our heroic soldiers are sacrificing their lives to protect our borders and save the lives of people from terrorists. The attack on Uri camp and the following surgical strike are still fresh in our minds. But the political parties, both the opposition and the ruling, are taking political gain out of these. The latest in this is Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar. He has told that the RSS teachings are behind the surgical strike. It is condemnable that the Defence Minister of the country is making such a statement.
[Source: Times of India & Economic Times dated 18.10.2016]
[17.10.2016]Forum circular no.12, communicating decisions of the meeting held on 14.10.2016.<<view circular>>
[17.10.2016]BSNLEU makes additional nominations to the Staff Side of the National Council.
Taking various factors in to consideration, the All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU, held on 13.10.2016, has decided to make additional nominations to the Staff Side of the National Council. Accordingly, CHQ has written to the BSNL Corporate Office.<<view letter>>
[17.10.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Jt. General Manager (Pers.), requesting to take steps for the speedy disposal of the SLP No.8575/2012, filed by the officiating AD(OL)s.<<view letter>>
[17.10.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR), demanding the immediate constitution of the committee for negotiating the wage revision.<<view letter>>
[17.10.2016]An employee can accumulate his / her leave 300 days also, rules Punjab and Haryana High Court.
In a significant judgment, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that the accumulated unutilised leave of an employee cannot be reduced to 300 days even if he is entitled to leave encashment for a maximum of 300 days.
“If an employee is entitled to leave encashment for a maximum limit of 300 days, that does not mean that the accumulated unutilised leave is to be reduced to 300 days if it exceeds the limit. The earned leave will continue to accumulate till the retirement of the petitioners and the petitioners are to be granted the maximum benefit of 300 days, as stated in the rules.”
[Source: The Tribune, dated 15.10.2016]
अफवाहा पासून सावधान... आपण सर्व पीएलआई(बोनस) बरोबर पे रिव्हीजन पण घेणारच.
पीएलआई(बोनस)च्या पेमेंटबाबत अनेक प्रकारच्या अफवा पसरविण्यात येत आहे.मी येथे स्पष्ट करू इच्छितो कि कार्पोरेट ऑफिस कडून 2014-2015 साठी रु 3000/- पीएलआई चे ताबडतोब भुगतान करण्यासाठी आदेश जारी झाले आहे.त्या प्रमाणे सर्वाना त्याचे पेमेंट होईल.या बाबत कोणालाही शंका नसावी.
डायरेक्टर एचआर च्या अपील नुसार कोणाला पीएलआई चे पेमेंट घेवू इच्छित नसेल तर त्याला पूर्ण स्वतंत्र आहे. परंतु हे इच्छिक आहे. कोणावरही या बाबत दबाव आणू शकत नाही.
हे खरे नाही कि जो पीएलआई ची रक्कम रु 3000/- प्राप्त करेल त्याला वेज रिवीजन चा फायदा मिळणार नाही. सर्व कर्मचारी, अधिकारी हे पीएलआई आणि वेज रिवीजन दोन्हीही मिळविण्यास हकदार आहेत.
सर्व जिल्हा सचिवाना सांगण्यात येत आहे कि वरील सर्व माहिती आपल्या सभासदांना देण्यात यावी व संभ्रम दूर करून अफवांना पूर्ण विराम देण्यात यावा.
परिमंडळ सचिव ,महाराष्ट्र
पीएलआई ( बोनस ) बाबद विशेष सूचना
डायरेक्टर एच आर द्वारा पीएलआई न घेण्यासाठी सर्व कर्मचार्यांना अपील केले होते व ते पूर्णत: स्वैच्छिक आहे.आपल्या परिमंडळ मध्ये असे लक्षात आले आहे कि पीएलआई ( बोनस ) च्या बाबतीत डिक्लेरेशन वर सह्या घेण्यासाठी दबाव टाकण्यात येत आहे .याबाबत आपले महासचिव कॉ पी अभिमन्यु ने सूचना दिल्या आहेत कि कोणीही कोणत्याही डिक्लेरेशन वर दबावाखाली सह्या करू नये.जरी या सूचनेअगोदर कोणीही डिक्लेरेशनवर सह्या केल्या असतील तरी त्याचीही काळजी करू नये.
अखिल भारतीय अधिवेशन
बी.एस.एन.एल.ईयु.चे अखिल भारतीय अधिवेशन चेन्नई येथे दिनांक ३१/१२/२०१६ ते ०३/०१/२०१६ रोजी घेण्यात येणार आहे.अधिवेशनाबाबत संपूर्ण सविस्तर माहिती आपल्या सी एच क्यू च्या वेबसाईटवर वेळोवेळी टाकलेले आहे.
तरी पण सर्व जिल्हा सचिवांना सुचविण्यात येत आहे कि प्रत्येक जिल्ह्याला पात्र प्रतिनिधी (Delegets) व निरीक्षक(observers) साठी संख्या कळविली आहे. त्या नुसार सर्वांनी निवड करून सदर यादी परिमंडळ सचिवांना ताबडतोब पाठविण्यात यावी.तसेच सी एच क्यू ने स्पष्ट नमूद केले आहे कि निर्धारित संख्येपेक्षा जास्त प्रतिनिधीची सोय होणार नाही किंवा भाग घेता येणार नाही.
परिमंडळ सचिव ,महाराष्ट्र
[15.10.2016]All India Conference list of delegates of the left out circles.
While releasing the list of eligible delegates, in respect of various district unions, for the forthcoming All India Conference, the delegates list of certain circles were not announced earlier, due to receipt of incomplete CHQ quota remittance particulars. Since, the same is received now, the eligibility of delegates in respect of the district unions of Rajasthan, J&K, Chennai, Odisha, Jharkhand and QA Bangalore is being released by the CHQ now, as per the enclosed list.<<view list>>
[15.10.2016]Air India posts Rs.105 crore operating profit.
Because of the pro-private and anti-PSU policies of the successive government’s Air India has become a loss making PSU. In the name of merger of Air India and Indian Airlines in 2007, lucrative routes were allotted to the private airlines. As a result of this and other wrong policy decisions, Air India went into loss. Infact, Air India is being cited as an example to malign the public sector. It is good news that for the first time after merger of Air India and Indian Airlines, Air India has posted an operating profit of Rs.105 crore for the financial year 2015 – 16.
[15.10.2016]BSNL to invest Rs.2,500 crore for network expansion in the second half of this financial year.
Inspite of it’s financial strain, BSNL is trying to invest as much money as possible for the expansion of it’s networks. BSNL has already invested Rs.1,500 crore so far in this current financial year for the expansion of networks. Another Rs.2,500 crore will be invested for the purpose in the remaining part of the financial year.
[15.10.2016]Notification for the Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU, to be held at Chennai on 12th & 13th November, 2016.<<click here>>
[14.10.2016]Decisions of the meeting of the Core Committee of the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations.
A meeting of the Core Committee of the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations was held today the 14.10.2016, in Room No.706 of BSNL Corporate Office. Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, presided over the meeting. The following decisions were taken unanimously:-
(1) It is learnt that the government is moving fast in the direction of forming BSNL’s Subsidiary Tower Company, which will be detrimental to the future of BSNL. Hence, the meeting decided to conduct demonstrations on 26.10.2016, at the Corporate Office, circle and district levels, opposing formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company. The future course of action on this issue will be decided in the next meeting of the Forum, to be held on 17.11.2016.
(2) As regards improving the financial viability of BSNL, the meeting appreciated the Management and the entire employees, since BSNL continues to give the highest number of mobile connections every month. The meeting noted with satisfaction that BSNL has given 23 lakh mobile connections in September, 2016. The meeting called upon the Non-Executives and Executives to take all out efforts to further increase the sales and revenue of the Company, since this year’s financial results will be very crucial for the forthcoming Wage Revision. The meeting also urged upon the employees to take best efforts to provide good quality services to the customers, by maintaining the networks fault-free. As regards chalking out action programme to face the challenges thrown by the entry of Reliance Jio, it is decided to hold a full-fledged meeting of the Forum on 17.11.2016, and to discuss the issue.
(3) ‘Telecom Live’, a monthly journal on Telecom Sector, is continuously printing articles and materials, maligning BSNL and tarnishing it’s image, at the behest of ‘vested interests’. Hence, today’s meeting decided to conduct a lunch hour demonstration at BSNL Corporate Office on 17.11.2016, condemning Telecom Live. It is also decided in the meeting, to write a complaint to the Press Council of India, against Telecom Live.
(4) BSNL Management and the employees are taking great efforts for reviving the Company. These efforts have started yielding good results. However, the meeting observed with regret that, the DoT, which is expected to support BSNL, is actually taking decisions against BSNL. Hence, it is decided in the meeting, to write a detailed letter to shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, explaining the efforts being taken by the BSNL Management and it’s employees for the revival of the Company, as well as about the decisions and actions of the DoT, against BSNL.
[14.10.2016]Corporate Office letter on introduction of ‘Freedom Plan’ as a promotional offer under prepaid mobile services.<<view letter>>
[14.10.2016]Declare JTO LICE results without delay and hold the next JTO LICE as per schedule - BSNLEU demands.
Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Ms. Anima Roy, GM(Rectt.&Tng.) and demanded expeditious declaration of the results of the JTO LICE held on 24-09-2016. The GM(Rectt.&Tng.) stated that the declaration of the results is getting slightly delayed, since BSNL has started following the standard procedure being followed by other PSUs, for online exams, with regards to declaration of results. According to this, after ascertaining the views of the candidates, with regards to wrong questions etc., the Experts Committee will take decisions and based on that, results will be declared. In any case, the GM(Rectt.&Tng.) assured that the results would be declared by around 27th October. The GS demanded that there should not be any postponement of the JTO LICE to be held on 11-12-2016, for which he was assured that the JTO LICE would be held as per the schedule.
[14.10.2016]Do not believe rumours about PLI payment.
It seems a lot of rumours and confusions are being spreaded, with regards to the payment of PLI. Corporate Office has already issued order for payment of Rs. 3,000/- as PLI. All employees will get this payment. There is no doubt in it. If anyone wants to get this payment postponed, as appealed by the Director (HR), they can do so. But, it is not compulsory. It is not true that, those who take PLI payment will not get wage revision. All those who take payment of PLI of Rs.3,000/-, will also be eligible for wage revision. District Secretaries are requested to explain this to all.
[14.10.2016]CMD BSNL urged to constitute the Wage Negotiation Committee for the Non-Executives, without further delay.
In today's meeting with the CMD BSNL, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, explained in detail, the need to expeditiously form the Wage Negotiation Committee for the Non-Executives. The GS convincingly told the CMD BSNL, that if formation of the Wage Negotiation Committee is delayed, it will result in an undesirable situation, wherein the wage settlement of the Non-Executives will be greatly delayed, even after the wage settlement of the Executives. The CMD BSNL agreed with the GS, and assured that the matter would be positively looked into.
[13.10.2016]Corporate Office issues corrigendum to facilities granted to SC/ST Employees Welfare Association.<<view letter>>
[13.10.2016]Corporate Office press release on data offer of one year validity on the occasion of Dussehra - Muharram under prepaid mobile services.<<click here>>
[13.10.2016]Corporate Office press release on BSNL became the fifth largest mobile operator in net addition of new customers in July-2016 –TRAI.<<view letter>>
[13.10.2016]Well done com. P. Asokababu, VP (CHQ)!
A function was held at Vijayawada on 11.10.2016 for the inauguration of Andhra Pradesh Telecommunication and Postal circles. The meeting was attended by shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Com. P. Asokababu, Vice President (CHQ), while addressing the meeting, placed a request before the Hon’ble Chief Minister to allot 5 acres of land for BSNL, Andhra Pradesh telecom circle, in the capital city of Amravati. The Hon’ble Chief Minister immediately accepted the request of com. P. Asokababu, VP, and declared the same in the meeting. CHQ heartily congratulates com. P. Asokababu, VP.
[13.10.2016]BSNL Corporate Office formed an Internal Committee to look into the proposals of BSNLEU for modifying JAO Recruitment Rules.
BSNLEU is continuously insisting the BSNL Management to incorporate the following amendments to the JAO RR 2001:-
(i) Non-Executives who have completed 5 years service in any pay scale with the requisite qualification should be allowed to appear in the exam.
(ii) The upper age limit should be kept as 55 years on par with JTO RR, since JTO and JAO are allied cadres of the same pay scale.
(iii) The cut off date for reckoning the 5 year residency period should be shifted from 1st January to 1st July of the vacancy year, since the cut off date is generally fixed as 1st July of the year in all Recruitment Rules.
To study the proposals of BSNLEU, BSNL Corporate Office has formed an Internal Committee. On 03.10.2016, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, discussed this issue with shri Sunil Kumar, GM (FP). Again this issue was discussed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, today, with Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.), who is a member of the Internal Committee. The representatives had a detailed discussion explaining the demands. The GM (Estt.) assured to look into the issue positively.
[13.10.2016]Corporate Office urged to immediately issue instruction for conducting Telecom Technician (erstwhile Telecom Mechanic) LICE.
BSNLEU is continuously urging upon the Corporate Management to issue instruction to the CGMs for holding the Telecom Technician (erstwhile Telecom Mechanic) LICE. The issue was once again discussed with Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.) today by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS & com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS. She replied that Corporate Office is calling for circle wise vacancies, on receipt of which the direction for holding TT LICE would be issued. The representatives urged the GM (Estt.), to ensure that unwanted delay would not be there in issuing the direction to hold the TT LICE. As stated by the GM (Estt.), Corporate Office has issued letter today, calling for the circle wise vacancy positions. All circle secretaries are requested to ensure that the requisite information is send to the Corporate Office by their respective CGMs.<<view letter>>
---कंत्राटी मजुरांच्या(ContracorContractor Labour) हिताचे कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिसचे निर्देश.
बी.एस.एन.इले ई.यु संघटनेने अनेक वेळा मुद्ये मांडून व आंदोलने केल्यामुळे कंत्राटी मजुरासाठी ई.पी.एफ./ई.एस.आय(EPF/ESI) च्या संदर्भात सर्व नियमाचे काटेकोर व योग्य पालन करण्यासाठी कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिसने No. 2-112015 -WS&t/(ii) To Dated:07.10.20 i 6 च्या पत्रानुसार सर्व मुख्य प्रबंधकांना सूचना देण्यात आल्या आहेत.
सदर पत्रात स्पष्ट उल्लेख करण्यात आला आहे कि बी.एस.एन.एल हे मुख्य नियुक्ता (Principal Employer)असल्या कारणाने कंत्राटी मजुरांचा ई.पी.एफ./ई.एस.आय ची रक्कम नियमानुसार कपात करून सदर कंत्राटदाराने वेळेत भरला आहे कि नाही याची खात्री केली पाहिजे.जर कंत्राटदाराने त्याचे पालन केले नाही तर ती रक्कम बी.एस.एन.एल. कंपनीला दंडासहित भरावी लागेल म्हणून त्याचे पालन काटेकोरपणे करावे लागेल.
या पत्रात असेही निर्देशित केले आहे कि
---- ई.पी.एफ./ई.एस.आय चे रजिस्ट्रेशन करणे
----कॉन्त्रीबुषन कार्ड (Contribution Card) अथवा ओळख पत्र देणे.
--- ई.पी.एफ./ई.एस.आय ची रक्कम निश्चित करून वेळेवर भरणे.
-- कंत्राटी कामगाराचे वेतन व ई.पी.एफ./ई.एस.आय ची रक्कम वेळेत मिळते याचे पूर्ण रेकोर्ड ठेवणे तसेच प्रत्येक वर्षी पी एफ ऑफिसला वेळेवर जमा करणे
------संपूर्ण रेकार्ड ( कागद पत्रे) मागितल्यानंतर कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस,श्रम विभाग किंवा पार्लीमेंटची स्थायी समिती यांना देण्यात यावे.
सर्व जिल्हा सचिवांना निर्देशित करण्यात येते कि या पत्रातील सूचनेनुसार तुमच्या एस एस ए प्रमुखांना काटेकोर पालन करण्यासाठी सूचित करण्यात यावे व सदरपत्राची कार्यवाही होते कि नाही याची खात्री करून घ्यावी. परिमंडळ सचिव ,महाराष्ट्र
[07.10.2016] Grant of productivity linked incentive (PLI) to BSNL Employees for the year 2014 -2015 <<view order>>
[07.10.2016]BSNL has made achievements of providing 20 lakh mobile connections in September, 2016.
BSNL has made the achievement of providing 20 lakh mobile connections once again in the month of September, 2016. A total of 22,25,569 mobile connections were provided in September, 2016 and has achieved 96.39% target.<<view DO letter from Dir.(CM)>> <<annexure-I>> <<annexure-II>>
[07.10.2016]Corporate Office issues order on revised rate of IDA w.e.f. 01.10.2016.<<view order>>
[07.10.2016]Corporate Office letter on implementation of provision of EPF/ESI for contract workers.<<view letter>>
[03.10.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Corporate Management demanding to include dates for TT LDCE and JE LDCE, in the calendar for examinations.<<view letter>>
[03.10.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Corporate Management demanding early training for the candidates who have passed the JAO LICE. <<view letter>>
[03.10.2016]CMD's message on BSNL Day.<<view letter>>
[03.10.2016]Issues related to the JTO LICE discussed with the GM (Rectt. & Tng.).
During his meeting with Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rect. & Tng.) today, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, raised the following issues related to the JTO LICE.
(1) The GS further pointed out that the in section A of the question paper of the exam, the grammar part was very tough and above standard. Similarly, there were also many wrong questions. The GS requested the GM (Rect. & Tng.) that all these should be taken into account during valuation and that the candidates should not be put to disadvantage on account of this.
(2) The GS pointed out that the attempted key and the correct key were not yet provided to the candidates who appeared the JTO LICE held on 24.09.2016 and demanded that the same should be provided promptly. He also demanded that the results should be published at the earliest possible.
(3) The GS requested that the forthcoming JTO LICE, to be held on 11.12.2016, should be held as per schedule, and without any postponement.
[03.10.2016]GS leaves for Durban, South Africa, tonight.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, is leaving New Delhi tonight, to attend the 17th Congress of the WFTU, to be held at Durban, South Africa, from 5th to 8th October, 2016. The GS will be returning on 9th October evening. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, will be looking after the duties of the GS, during this period.
[03.10.2016]Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circles complete – CHQ of BSNLEU salutes all the leaders and active comrades.
BSNL Corporate Office has been taking steps for the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circles, consequent to the formation of a separate Telangana state. This bifurcation process has become complete and the two circles have started functioning in a full-fledged manner from 01.10.2016. The Andhra Pradesh circle union, leaders and active comrades, have played a major role in strengthening BSNL Employees Union, not only at the AP circle level, but also at the national level. While expressing it’s deep gratitude to all the comrades, the CHQ of BSNLEU hopes that the comrades of the bifurcated circles of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will continue to play the same energetic role in strengthening BSNLEU and the Company in the days to come.<<view Corporate Office letter>>
[03.10.2016]Meeting with CMD BSNL.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, today, and handed over the invitation letter, for addressing the 8th All India Conference of BSNLEU, to be held at Chennai from 31stDecember, 2016 to 3rd January, 2017. The CMD kindly consented to attend and address the Conference. The GS also discussed the following issues with the CMD BSNL.
Early payment of PLI amount – The PLI amount for 2014 – 15 is already approved by the Management Committee, and it is informed that approval of the BSNL Board is required for it’s payment. The GS requested the CMD BSNL to take speedy steps to ensure payment of the PLI amount before pooja.
Facing Reliance Jio’s competition - The GS discussed with the CMD, about the challenge being faced by BSNL from Reliance Jio’s predatory tariff. The CMD informed the GS that, from the New Year onwards, BSNL will offer free voice calls, with data pack at cheaper rate than the Reliance Jio. However, this tariff will be available only to customers who are having BSNL’s broadband connection, said the CMD BSNL. The GS welcomed the bold decision of the Management and assured the fullest cooperation from BSNLEU and the Forum for the effective marketing of the proposed new tariff.
[03.10.2016]Expeditiously depute the passed candidates for JAO training – GS demands.
The JAO LICE was held on 17.07.2016. However, the passed candidates are yet to be sent for training. This issue was discussed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, with shri Sunil Kumar, GM (FP) and with Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt. &Training). The GS pointed out that absolutely there is no reason for any delay in this regard, and demanded that all the passed candidates should immediately be deputed for training. Both the GM (FP) and the GM (Rectt. & Training) assured to take prompt action.
[03.10.2016]Take immediate steps to remove the stringent conditions of the JAO RR 2001 – GS demands.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met shri Sunil Kumar, GM (FP) today, and discussed the following demands of BSNLEU, with regards to relaxing the stringent conditions of the JAO RR 2001.
(i) Non-Executives who have completed 5 years service in any pay scale with the requisite qualification should be allowed to appear in the exam.
(ii) The upper age limit should be kept as 55 years on par with JTO RR, since JTO and JAO are allied cadres of the same pay scale.
(iii) The cut off date for reckoning the 5 year residency period should be shifted from 1st January to 1st July of the vacancy year, since the cut off date is generally fixed as 1st July of the year in all Recruitment Rules.
After detailed discussion, the GM (FP) agreed with the above demands of BSNLEU, and assured the GS that needful steps would be taken promptly, to incorporate necessary amendments to the JAO RR 2001.
[03.10.2016]BSNLEU demands Corporate Management to immediately fix date for TT LDCE and JE LDCE.
BSNLEU has already written to the Corporate Management, pointing out that no date has been fixed in BSNL’s calendar for examinations, with regards to holding Telecom Technician LDCE and Junior Engineer LDCE. The issue was discussed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, with Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.) and Ms. Anima Roy GM (Rectt.&Tng.). The GM (Estt.) replied that these exams could not be conducted, mainly because Corporate Office has to conduct three JTO LICEs this year, apart from the other routine examinations. However, the GS pointed out the necessity to hold the TT LDCE and JE LDCE promptly, and insisted the Management to hold the same by notifying them in the calendar.
[03.10.2016]BSNLEU demands to restore the off-net facility on Rs.200/- SIM.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met shri S.K. Sinha, GM (Admn.) today, and pointed out that the provision of off-net calls (for Rs.50/-) in the Rs.200/- SIM has been withdrawn. The GS demanded the facility should be immediately restored. The GM (Admn.) responded positively and assured to take needful action.<<view letter>>
[03.10.2016]Direct Recruitment of JTO will be done based on GATE marks.
CHQ is receiving a number of queries from our comrades, regarding the forthcoming Direct Recruitment in the JTO cadre. The issue was discussed with Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Rectt.) by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, today. The GM (Rectt.) explained that no examination will be conducted by BSNL hereafter, to recruit outside JTOs. Instead, the top scorers in the GATE, from among the applicants, will be selected. This has been done to spare a lot of money and energy for the Direct Recruitment of JTOs.
[01.10.2016]BSNL completes 16 years of it’s existence and steps into 17th year - BSNLEU conveys it’s warmest greetings to all.
It is a matter of pride that BSNL has completed 16 years of it’s existence and has stepped into the 17thyear today. It is a matter of pride because, BSNL has defeated all the conspiracies hatched by the government and ministers, to demolish it. Today, BSNL is slowly coming out of it’s financial crisis and every one is having the hope that soon it will emerge as a profit making Company. During these 16 years, the Non-Executives and Executives, through their Unions and Associations, have conducted heroic struggles to defeat the conspiracies of the government and to bring BSNL out of it’s crisis. On this day, BSNLEU conveys it’s warmest greetings to all the employees who have stood firm to defend BSNL. It calls upon each and every one of the employee to contribute their best performance for the speedy revival of the Company.
[01.10.2016]Entire government machinery is in support of Reliance Jio.
On the day when Reliance Jio commenced it’s commercial operations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared in the front pages of all the national dailies, lending his support to Reliance Jio. That was a strong message to all that, the Modi government is strongly supporting Reliance Jio. Thereafter, day in and day out, the entire government machinery is functioning in support of Reliance Jio. For example, the DoT has asked BSNL, how it could offer data packs which are cheaper than Reliance Jio’s. J.S. Deepak, Secretary, DoT, has given a statement day before yesterday, saying that Reliance Jio’s tariff is not predatory. A Secretary to the Government of India has no business to give such a certificate to Reliance Jio. Yesterday, R.S. Sharma, Chairman of the TRAI has warned the private operators for the massive call failures of Reliance Jio. Let us believe that the government is transparent and corrupt-free.
[01.10.2016]Recognised Unions should not be treated with discrimination - BSNLEU tells the Director (HR).
In his meeting with the Director (HR) yesterday, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, has raised strong objection against showing discrimination to the Recognised Unions, by the BSNL Management. The GS pointed out that the facilities that are being extended to an association, are not being extended to the Recognised Unions. He demanded that discrimination should not be there in granting facilities. The Director (HR) assured that the matter would be looked into and that the discrimination would be removed.
*** जी.पी.एफ निधी बाबत
दसऱ्याच्या अगोदर जी.एफ.एफ निधी उपलब्ध करण्यासाठी कॉ. पी.अभिमन्यू जनरल सेक्रेटरी यांनी कार्पोरेटऑफिसमध्ये जावून जी.एम.(बी.एफ.सी.& आई)यांच्याशी चर्चा केली.चर्चेनंतर जी.एम.श्री यशवंत नारायण सिंह यांनी दसर्याच्या अगोदर सर्व सर्कल ला फंड उपलब्ध करून देण्याचे आश्वासन दिलेले आहे.
**** बी.एस.एन.एल.प्रशासनाबरोबर डी.ओ.टी.ने ३% पेन्शन कोन्त्रूबुशन ला मान्यता दिली.
बी.एस.एन.एल.मेनेजमेट ने थेट भरती कामगारांना ३% प्रमाणे पेन्शन निधी साठी प्रस्ताव डी.ओ.टी.कडे पाठविला होता त्या नुसार सदर प्रस्तावाला मंजूरी देण्यात आली आहे.
सर्व थेट भरती कामगार व अधिकारी यांना बी.एस.एन.एल.ई यु ,महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळातर्फे खूप खूप शुभेच्छा !!!
बाकी ९ % च्या मागणी साठी संघर्ष चालूच राहणार.
***** ०१/१०/२०१६० पासून आय.डी.ए मध्ये ५.५% ने वाढ.
०१/१०/२०१६ पासून आपणाला मूळवेतनाच्या १२०.३% प्रमाणे आय.डी.ए मिळणार आहे.म्हणजे ०१/१०/२०१६० पासून ५.५% ने वाढ झाली आहे.
बी.एस एन.एल.मधील “कंत्राटी कामगारांच्या मागण्या
1) कंत्राटी कामगारांना कायम करा .
2) कमीतकमी रु.१८०००/- वेतन द्या
3) कामगार कमी करण्याचे बंद करा व कमी केलेल्यांना परत कामावर घ्या.
4) कार्पोरेट ऑफिसच्या आदेशाचे पालन करा.
5) समान काम समान वेतन लागू करा.
6) सर्व कंत्राटी कामगारांना ग्र्यजुएटी व बोनस लागू करा.
7) सर्व प्रकारच्या सुट्ट्या लागू करा.
8) सर्व भत्ते (घर भाडे,शहरी भत्ता,यात्रा भत्ता ) व ई.पी.एफ.,पेन्शन लागू करा.
9) अल्पकाळातील कामगारांना कायम करा.
10) बी.एस.एन.एल.मधील कंत्राटी कामागारांची सामाजिक परिस्थिती बदलण्यासाठी आर्थिक मदत करा.
बी.एस एन.एल.मधील “कंत्राटी कामगारांचे” मुंबईत आंदोलन
मंगळवार दिनांक २७ सप्टेंबर २०१६ रोजी बी.एस.एन.एल.यु संघटनेच्या अंतर्गत बी.एस.एन.एल.लेबर व कंत्राटी संघटनेच्या वतीने आयोजित महाराष्ट्रा परिमंडळातील सर्व जिल्ह्यातून प्रचंड मोठ्या संख्याने कंत्राटी कामगारांनी सहभाग घेवून निर्धारित परिमंडळ धरणा आंदोलन यशस्वी केले.
सकाळी काहीकाळ पोलीस व प्रशासन मिळून कामगारांना परिमंडळ कार्यालयाच्या प्रांगणात प्रवेश न देता वेठीस धरण्याचा प्रयत्न केला होता.मात्र आपल्या संघटनेचे नेते व प्रशासन अधिकारी यांच्याशी बातचीत होवून तडजोड झाल्यावर प्रागणात प्रवेश देण्यात आला.
त्यानंतर कार्यालयासमोर धरणां आंदोलन करण्यात आले.याप्रसंगी लेबर संघटनेचे अध्यक्ष कॉ.गणेश मठपती ,महासचिव कॉ.नाना चव्हाण ,सचिव कॉ.नरेंद्र वाकोडे,बी.एस.एन.एल.ईयु चे परिमंडल सचिव कॉ.नागेशकुमार नलावडे,सहसचिव कॉ.भालचंद्र माने,कोषाध्यक्ष कॉ.गणेश हिंगे,जिल्हा सचिव कॉ.अविनाश लोंढे,कॉ.प्रदीप परमार,कॉ.मधु चांदोरकर यांनी धरणां आंदोलनात उपस्थिती ,सहकार्य व मार्गदर्शन केले.
वरील सर्व मागण्यासाठी आपलया संघटनेने दिनाक २७/०९/२०१६ रोजी मुंबई येथे पूर्ण महाराष्ट्रामधील कंत्राटी कामगारासाठी आंदोलन केले होते.त्या मध्ये परिमंडळ पदाधिकारी हजर होतेच परंतु विशेष करून बी.एस.एन.एल.ई यु, जिल्हा अध्यक्ष,पुणे कॉ.बरगे व बी.एस.एन.एल.ई यु,जिल्हा सचिव ,कल्याण कॉ.बस्तेजी हे प्रत्यक्ष सहभागी होवून सभेस मार्गदर्शन केले.
या पद्धतीने सर्व जिल्हा सचिव,जिल्हा अध्यक्ष व कार्यकारणी सदस्यांनी या पुढे आपल्या संघटनेच्या आदेशानुसार कंत्राटी कामगाराच्या आंदोलनात सहभागी होवून सहकार्य करावे.
याप्रसंगी मा.महाप्रबंधक मुख्यालय, बी.एस.एन.एल.मुंबई यांना निवेदन प्रस्तुत करून मुद्दे निहाय व विस्तृत चर्चा करण्यात आली.कॉ.गणेश मठपती यांनी कंत्राटी कामगाराच्या सध्याच्या ज्वलंत प्रश्नावर प्रकाश टाकला तर परिमंडळ सचिव कॉ.नागेशकुमार नलावडे यांनी सांगितले कि “ “बी.एस.एन.एल.कंपनी चालविण्यासाठी कंत्राटी कामगारांचा मोठा वाटा आहे. कामगारांना जशी कंपनीमध्ये राहणे गरजेचे आहे तसेच त्यांचीहि कंपनीला गरज आहे.त्यामुळे त्यांच्या प्रश्नाबाबत संघटना सवेन्दन शील आहे.” कंत्राटी कामगारांचे प्रश्न सोडविण्यासाठी सर्वोतोपरी सहकार्य करण्याचे अभिवचन हि त्यांनी दिले.
सातारा जिल्हा अधिवेशन पार पडले
दिनांक २५ सप्टेंबर १६ रोजी सातारा जिल्हा अधिवेशन कोरेगाव(सातारा) येथे पार पडले. या अधिवेशनामध्ये सातारा जिल्हा संघटनेचा मागील कार्यकाल अहवाल व कर्मचार्यांच्या अनेक विषयावर चर्चा करण्यात आली. या प्रसंगी परिमंडळ अध्यक्ष कॉ.आप्पासाहेब गागरे व सह सचिव कॉ.भालचंद्र माने हे हजर राहून मार्गदर्शन केले.
पुढील कार्यकालासाठी जिल्हा कार्यकारणीची बिनविरोध निवड करण्यात आली. त्त्या मध्ये कॉ.पुरोषात्तम चव्हाण, जिल्हा अध्यक्ष व कॉ.सुभेदार, जिल्हा सचिव म्हणून निवड झाली.
सर्वाचे हार्दिक अभिनंदन !!...पुढील कार्यकालासाठी हार्दिक शुभेच्छा !!!
[28.09.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Corporate Office, demanding to fix dates for holding Telecom Technician LDCE and Junior Engineer LDCE.<<view letter>>
[28.09.2016]5 years of economic reforms - myth and truth - (Article of the September 2016 issue of Telecrusader).<<click here>>
[27.09.2016]Corporate Office reminder to all CGMs on details of Departmental JAOs-2013 batch for the purpose of seniority list in the grade of AAOs/JAOs.<<click here>>
[27.09.2016]Demands Day observed by BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation (BSNLCCWF).
As per the call of the BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation (BSNLCCWF), ‘Demands Day’ is observed throughout the country today. Demonstrations and dharnas have been conducted, demanding settlement of the 10 points charter of demands, including payment of Rs.18,000/- as minimum wages. Leaders and comrades of BSNLEU have joined this programme in all the places. CHQ heartily congratulates all the comrades.
[27.09.2016]Corporate Office letter on Direct Recruitment of Junior Telecom Officers(Telecom) [JTO(T)] for the year 2015-16 from the open market through Gate - 2017.<<view letter>>
[27.09.2016]8.4 crore children do not get opportunity to go to school. What a tragedy?
It is already 25 years since the Neo-Liberal Policies are implemented in the name of economic reforms. The successive governments that came to power at the centre, whether of the Congress or of the BJP, never fail to boast that India’s economy is growing fast. The present BJP led NDA government claims that the Indian economy is the “fastest growing economy in the world”. But facts and figures tell totally a different story. The latest figure, based on Census 2011, says that 8.4 crore children in India, do not go to school. Remember, this number is bigger than the population of most of the European countries. India is having a law called “Right to Education Act”. Still, 8.4 crore children do not get opportunity to go to school. What a tragedy?
[Source: The Times of India dated 23.09.2016]
[27.09.2016]Forum writes to shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, on collection of excess pension contribution from BSNL, by the government.
The Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations is seriously persuing with the government, the issue of collection of excess pension contribution from BSNL, by the government, which has also created the burning problem of stagnation. If the pension contribution issue is not settled, the problem of stagnation is bound to continue even after the 3rd Wage Revision. Hence, Forum is seriously persuing this case. The issue is already taken up with the Secretary, DoT, as well as the erstwhile Minister of Communications & IT, shri Ravi Shankar Prasad. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convenor, Forum, has once again written to shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, soliciting his intervention for the settlement of the issue.<<view letter>>
[26.09.2016]BSNLEU Hindi Circular No.15.<<click here>>
[26.09.2016]Shortage of stores and materials - CHQ's direction to the circle and district unions.
In all the circles, demand for BSNL's landline and broadband connections has greatly increased after the launching of "Night Free Calling" and "Sunday Free Calling" schemes. However, in most of the places, the attitude of the circle and district level managements is callous, as far as providing stores and materials. This is the message that invariably the CHQ is getting, while attending meetings in SSAs and circles. Forum is continuously taking up this issue with the CMD BSNL. CHQ directs the circle and district unions to immediately write to their respective managements, mentioning the list of stores and materials that are urgently required. A copy of the letter may be sent to the CHQ. Circle secretaries are requested to seriously discuss this issue with their CGMs and write to the CHQ, if necessary, for taking needful action at the Corporate Office level. CHQ expects all circle and district unions to urgently act on this issue.
[24.09.2016]BSNL to bring in scheme for free voice calls and cheaper data pack.
Reliance Jio has created waves in the telecom industry, by providing free voice calls and cheaper data pack. To counter this competition, BSNL has decided also introduce scheme with free voice calls and data pack which will be cheaper than that of Reliance Jio. In the case of Reliance Jio, the free voice calls will be available only for the 4G customers. But, the free calls of BSNL will be available for the 2G and 3G customers, whose number is very large.
23.09.2016]Conciliation held on the 24 point charter of demands of the United Forum - RLC directs the Management to immediately form wage negotiation committee.
The Regional Labour Commissioner (Central), New Delhi, conducted a conciliation meeting yesterday the 22-09-2016, on the 24 point charter of demands of the United Forum. In the meeting, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU and com.S.S. Thomar, Dy.GS, BSNLMS represented the United Forum. Management Side was represented by Shri P.K.Sharma, DGM(SR), shri Sheo Sankar Prasad, DGM (Estt.) and shri A.K. Sinha, AGM(SR). The Management Side informed the RLC that, the PLI for 2014-15 is settled with the agreement reached for Rs.3,000/-. The Staff Side requested to RLC to give direction to the BSNL Management for making early payment of PLI @ Rs.3,000/- before pooja celebrations, for which the Management assured to do the needful. On the issue of wage negotiation, the Staff Side complained that the Management was unwilling to start the negotiations for wage revision, even though the government has already constituted the 3rd PRC for the Executives. On hearing both sides, the RLC gave the direction that the Management should start the process of forming the wage negotiation committee immediately. On other pending demands in the 24 point charter of demands, the Management had submitted their view points to the RLC, for which he directed the Staff-Side to submit their view points, and fixed the next meeting on 24th October, 2016.
[22.09.2016]8th All India Conference to be held at Chennai from 31.12.2016 to 03.01.2017 - CHQ circular no.15.<<view circular>>
[22.09.2016]Proposal for PLI payment being placed before the next Management Committee meeting.
CMD BSNL has approved Rs.3,000/- as PLI payment for 2014 – 15. This proposal is being placed before the next Management Committee meeting, which is likely to be held next week.
[22.09.2016]Modi government abolishes separate Railway Budget – a major step towards privatisation of the Indian Railways.
The Union Cabinet which met yesterday has taken the decision to abolish a separate Railway Budget, which has been in practice for the last 92 years. The government is saying that this decision is taken to speed up the growth of the railways and to improve it’s efficiency. But this is totally a bogus claim. The fact remains that the Bibek Debroy Committee, which has recommended the privatisation of the Indian Railways, has also recommended the abolition of a separate Railway Budget. In fact, the abolition of a separate Railway Budget is the major recommendation of the Bibek Debroy Committee. Hence, the decision of the Union Cabinet taken yesterday, is a major step towards privatisation of the Indian Railways. It is also to be noted here that the Modi government has already taken decision to allow 100% FDI in the railways. There is every possibility that the Indian Railways will not only be privatised soon, but will also be taken over by the multinational companies.
[22.09.2016]Modi government initiates the drastic step of privatising 39 PSUs.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has approved the NITI Aayog’s proposal to close down 17 sick and loss making PSUs. Similarly, the NITI Aayog’s proposal, to reduce the government’s share holding below 51% in 22 PSUs, through strategic sale is also approved by the PMO. Reducing the government’s share holding below 51% is nothing but privatisation. So, the Narendra Modi government has taken decision to privatise 39 PSUs in one go. The list of PSUs to be privatised through strategic sale, includes Cement Corporation of India, National Jute Manufactures Corporation, Salem, Durgapur and Bhadravati Steel plants. Many of these PSUs which are to be privatised, have vast tracts of lands. For example, the CREDA HPCL Biofuel is having 15,000 hectares of land. Now, these valuable PSUs will be handed over to the corporates, at throwaway price. It is very important to note here that, at first the government takes measures to make the PSUs loss making and sick, like they have done in the case of BSNL and Air India. Later on, the government privatises these PSUs, saying that they have become loss making or sick. This is how, the successive governments at the centre, Congress or BJP, enable the private corporates to loot the wealth of the nation. It is very important to note that, barely one month after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared from the Red Fort, on 15th August, that Public Sector Companies would not be privatised, the BJP led NDA government has taken this drastic step of privatising 39 PSUs. It also becomes clear that the Modi government will not follow all that it declares.
[Source: The Hindu dated 21.09.2016]
[22.09.2016]Implement the pay scales and other recommendations of the 7th CPC, to the unabsorbed Group ‘C’& ‘D’ employees in BSNL.
The new pay scales and other recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission is already implemented in respect of the ITS officers and other officers of the DoT, working in BSNL. However, these are not implemented in respect of the unabsorbed Group ‘C’& ‘D’ employees of the DoT, working in BSNL. This issue has already been taken up with the Director (HR). On 07.09.2016, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, discussed the issue with the Director (HR) and have insisted her to immediately settle the issue.<<view letter>>
[21.09.2016]After heavy delay, Union Cabinet finally approved Rs.1,250 crore compensation to BSNL.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved Rs.1,250 crore as compensation for the loss BSNL has incurred in operating rural landline connections. This compensation is for the landlines installed prior to 1st April, 2002. Even though this compensation became due in 2013-14 itself, there was inordinate delay in government's approving the same. Forum of BSNL unions and Associations has conducted several struggles, demanding payment of this compensation. However, the Cabinet has also decided that this is the last and final payment of compensation to BSNL, and that no further financial support from the USO Fund will be made on this count.<<view press information bureau report>>
[21.09.2016]Non-allotment of funds by Corporate Office for payment of GPF advance.
Difficulties have arisen this month, in the allotment of funds to circles, by the Corporate Office, for the payment of GPF advance. The DoT has not reimbursed a big amount that BSNL has already spent for the payment of GPF advance. Together with this, the acute shortage of funds in the Corporate Office has complicated the problem. General Secretary has already pressed the CMD BSNL and GM (T&BFCI) for allotment of this month’s funds. The General Secretary has once again drawn the attention of the CMD BSNL today, on this matter.
[21.09.2016]10 crore calls per day, are failing on Reliance Jio networks.
Earlier it was reported that 2 crore calls per day were failing on the Reliance Jio networks. Today's media report say that Reliance Jio’s call failures have increased to a whopping 10 crore calls per day. The Reliance Jio has accused that the leading incumbent operators, viz., Airtel, Vodafone and Idea cellular are not providing sufficient interconnection points (PoIs), which is the reason for the call failures. It has further said that these incumbent operators are not co-operating on Mobile Number Portability also.
[Source: The Times of India dated 21.09.2016]
[21.09.2016]Forum, Mumbai, submitted memorandum to the Director (HR), demanding 5 day week.
Ms. Sujatha Ray, Director (HR), has gone to Mumbai, to attend the meeting of a Parliamentary Committee. Utilising this opportunity, the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations of Mumbai, have submitted a memorandum, demanding implementation of 5 day week in BSNL. The Director (HR) in turn, requested the employees to whole heartedly implement the SWAS programme for the speedy revival of BSNL.<<View memorandum>>
बी.एस.एन.एल.मध्ये पाच दिवसाचा आठवडा लागू करा या मागणीचे निवेदन श्रीमती सुजाता रॉय, डायरेक्टर(एच.आर) यांना सयुंक्त समिती मुबई यांनी दिले.
श्रीमती सुजाता रॉय, डायरेक्टर(एच.आर) ह्या संसदीय समिती (Parliamentary Committee. )च्या बैठकीसाठी मुबईला आल्या होत्या.ह्या संधीचा फायदा घेयून आपल्या संघटनेचे पदाधिकारी कॉ.भालचंद्र माने,सह सचिव,कॉ.गणेश हिंगे,खजिनदार महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळ,कॉ.अविनाश लोंढे,जिल्हा सचिव व इतर प्रमुख कार्यकर्ते,बी.एस.एन.एल.ई.यु.यांनी संघटनेतर्फे त्यांचे स्वागत केले.
तसेच बी.एस.एन.एल.मध्ये पाच दिवसाचा आठवडा लागू करा या मागणीचे निवेदन आपल्या संघटनेबरोबर
सयुंक्त समिती मुबई यांनी मा.संचालक (एचआर) यांना दिले.
याप्रसंगी “ वेळ न दवडता (विनाविलंब) संपूर्ण बीएसएनएलचे पुनरुज्जीवन करण्यासाठी मनापासून SWAS
हि योजना राबवण्यासाठी कर्मचार्यांनी प्रयत्न करावेत ” अशी विनंतीही मा.संचालक (एचआर) यांनी केली.
२०१४-१५ सालासाठी रुपये ३०००/- पी.एल.आय.(बोनस)मान्य.
अनेक वेळा आंदोलन व प्रशासनाबरोबर चर्चा केल्यानंतर अखेर मा.सी.एम.डी. यांनी २०१४-२०१५ सालाकरिता कर्मचार्यांना रुपये ३०००/- पी.एल.आय.(बोनस) ला मान्यता दिली आहे.
पी.एल.आय.कमिटीचे स्टाफ साईडचे सदस्य कॉ.पी.अभिमन्यू ,महासचिव ,बीएसएनएलईयू व कॉ चंदेश्वरसिंह महासचिव ,एनएफटीई यांनी सीएमडी श्री अनुपम श्रीवास्तव यांच्याबरोबर चर्चा केली.चर्चा केल्यानंतर मा.सी.एम.डी.यांनी वरील घोषणा केली. मा.सी.एम.डी यांच्या सागण्यानुसार पी.एल.आय.(बोनस) ची फाईल मंजुरी साठी कार्यकारणी समिती कडे जाईल.
** कर्मचार्यांच्या २४ सुत्रीय मागण्यासाठी यूनायटेड फोरम ने उपोषण आंदोलन यशस्वी केल्याबद्दल सर्वांचे आभार.
उपोषण यशस्वी करण्यासाठी सर्व परिमंडळ पदाधिकारी,जिल्हा सचिव,शाखा सचिव व इतर पदाधिकारी, सर्व वरिष्ठ नेते, बीएसएनएल.ई.यु या सर्वांचे महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळ, च्या वतीने मनापासून आभार मानतो.
तसेच सर्व सहयोगी संघटनेचे विशेष आभारी आहे.
* हीच ताकद, हाच जोश आणि हाच आवाज कायम असू द्या !
कामगार एकजुटीचा विजय असो.....! बीएसएनएल.ई.यु झिंदाबाद........!!
----------- दि.२०/०९/२०१६ चे उपोषण यशस्वी करा.
१९/०९/२०१६--- आपणा सर्वाना माहीतच आहे कि कर्मचार्यांच्या २४ सुत्रीय मागण्यासाठी यूनायटेड फोरम ने सुरु केलेल्या आंदोलनानुसार पहिल्या भागात दि..१७/०८/२०१६ रोजी रेड रिबन सह मागण्याचा ब्याच लावून तसेच दुसऱ्या भागात दिनांक.०८/०९/२०१६ रोजी धरणां व घोषणा देवुन उत्तम प्रकारे यशस्वी केलेले आहेच.
महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळ विभागातर्फे धरणां व आंदोलन यशस्वी केल्याबद्दल सर्व जिल्हा सचिव,
शाखा सचिव,परिमंडळ पदाधिकारी व सर्व सक्रीय कार्यकर्त्यांचे पुन्हा एकदा आभार मानतो. व ह्या शेवटच्या भागातील दि..२०/०९/२०१६ चे भूख हडताल आंदोलन यशस्वी करावे.
या उपोषणात जास्तीत जास्त संख्यांनी सामील होण्यासाठी . सर्व जिल्हा सचिव,शाखा सचिव,परिमंडळ पदाधिकारी व सर्व सक्रीय कार्यकर्त्यांणी प्रयत्न करावेत.
या पूर्वी २४ मागण्याचे सविस्तर पत्रक वेबसाईटवर टाकलेले आहेच.
कामगार एकजुटीचा विजय असो.!!! इन्कलाब झिंदाबाद !!!
[19.09.2016]United Forum to conduct massive hunger strike throughout the country tomorrow.
Demanding settlement of it’s 24 point of charter of demands, the United Form is conducting massive hunger strike tomorrow. The charter of demands include, payment of PLI, immediate commencement of negotiations for wage revision, settlement of anomalies, settlement of problems in the implementation of NEPP, implementation of DoP&T orders on SC/ST reservation, etc. All circle and district unions are requested to organise the hunger strike very effectively.
[19.09.2016]Rs.3,000/- approved by CMD BSNL as PLI for 2014 – 15.
Staff Side members of the PLI Committee, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL and discussed about the PLI issue. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU and com. Kulkarni, AGS, NFTE, were also present. The CMD BSNL told the representatives that he has approved Rs.3,000/- as PLI for the year 2014 – 15. He also told that the file will now go for the approval of the Management Committee.
[19.09.2016]CMD BSNL urged to release funds for payment of GPF advance.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, in their discussion with the CMD BSNL today, urged for immediate releasing of funds to the circles for payment of GPF advance. They pointed out that Corporate Office did not allot funds for the month of July, 2016 and only partial amount was allotted in August, 2016. The CMD BSNL assured to look into the matter and to do the needful. Earlier in the day, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri Y.N. Singh, GM(T&BFCI) and demanded to release funds to the circles for payment of GPF advance.
[19.09.2016]CMD BSNL urged to ensure the immediate holding of the Medical Committee meeting.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, in their discussion with the CMD BSNL today, urged him to ensure that meeting of the Committee to review the medical policy, is held at the earliest. The CMD BSNL heard the views of the representatives and assured to do the needful. Earlier in the day, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri S.K. Sinha, GM (Admn.) and urged him to convene the meeting of the Medical Committee, since the same has not taken place for a very long time.
[16.09.2016]Corporate Office letter on details of Temporary Status Mazdoors regularized on or after 01.10.2000 and absorbed in BSNL w.e.f 01.10.2000 and covered under Rule-37-A of CCS(Pension) Rules.<<<view letter>>>
[16.09.2016]BSNL became the fifth largest mobile operator - BSNL Press Release.<<<click here>>>
[16.09.2016]Make serious preparations for organising hunger strike on 20-09-2016.
As per the call of the United Forum, one day hunger strike will have to be organised on 20-09-2016 at the Corporate Office, Circle and District levels, demanding settlement of the 24 point charter of demands. This is the 3rd phase of the agitational programme, called on by the United Forum. Circle and District secretaries are requested to coordinate with the other partners of the United Forum, and to make serious preparations for the success of the programme. Reports and photos of the programme may be sent to the CHQ.
[16.09.2016]Corporate Office letter to all Heads of Telecom Circles on status of Officiating JTOs as on date.<<<view letter>>>
[15.09.2016]Merger of Reliance Communications and Aircel to create India's 4th largest telecom company.
Anil Ambani led Reliance Communications and Aircel have signed an agreement for merger. This is considered to be the largest merger in the telecom sector in India. Both, Reliance Communications and Aircel were not doing well in the past, in the wake of the severe competition going on in the telecom sector. Both the companies are having huge debt. However, the merged new company will be one of the biggest companies in the private sector in India, with an asset value of Rs. 65,000 crore. it will be the 4th largest telecom company. The new company will have around 20 crore customers, and is expected to further intensify the competition in the telecom sector.
[15.09.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications, seeking his intervention, to break the dead-lock in starting negotiations for wage revision of the Non-Executives.
BSNL Management is deliberately not taking any action to start the negotiations for revision of wages of the Non-Executives. The excuse that the Management is giving for this delay is that, the DoT has not given the necessary clearance for starting the wage negotiations. BSNLEU has already written to the Secretary, DoT, demanding to immediately give the necessary clearance. Again, BSNLEU has written to shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications, urging upon him to give necessary instructions to the DoT and to the BSNL Management, on this matter.<<<view letter>>>
[15.09.2016]Corporate Office letter on modifying the liability of BSNL towards the payment of pensionary benefits to the retired employees.<<view letter>>
[14.09.2016]BSNLEU writes to the GM(Estt.), BSNL CO, demanding to implement the Hon'ble Supreme Court's order on waiving recoveries on overpayments, without referring the cases to the DoT / DoP&T.<< view letter >>
[14.09.2016]BSNL need not get the approval of the Department of Expenditure, for waiving recoveries on overpayments, based on the order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court.
BSNLEU has long been demanding the implementation of the Hon'ble Supreme Court order, on waiving recovery of overpayments made to the Non-Executives, in the past. Recently, the Corporate Office has issued a letter, wherein it is stated that the cases of overpayments should be forwarded to the DoT, for getting the approval of the Department of Expenditure, for implementing the waiver. BSNLEU does not accept this stand. BSNL is a Public Sector Company. As such, approval of the DoT or the Department of Expenditure is not necessary, to implement the order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court, for waiving recovery of over payments made to the Non-Executives of BSNL. This is in view of the fact that BSNL has to implement the order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court, with it's own resources, and is not going to seek any financial support from the Central Government for doing the same. Such an approval of the Department of Expenditure may be required only in the cases of employees of the Central Government departments. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, has discussed this issue with Ms. Madhu Arora, GM(Estt.) and demanded implementation of the Hon'ble Supreme Court order by BSNL itself.
[10.09.2016]Supply of the requisite quantity of stores and materials is key to improve the quality of landline services - CMD BSNL told.
In the meeting held between the CMD BSNL and the unions and associations on 08-09-2016, the representatives of BSNLEU pointed out to the CMD BSNL that, shortage of stores and materials is plaguing the efforts of the employees to carry out maintenance works, to improve the quality of landline and broadband services. The representatives pointed out the stores and materials that are in short supply. The CMD BSNL assured to take needful action.
[10.09.2016]Improvement of the quality services on a war foot basis, is crucial to face the challenge from Reliance Jio.
The entire private telecom companies are shivering due to the entry of Reliance Jio. BSNL is not an exemption. The entry of Reliance will certainly affect BSNL also. However, BSNL can very well face this challenge, provided the quality of it's services is improved on a war foot basis. BSNL’s land line and broadband services is a very big strength, which no private telecom company is having. The quality of these services has to be urgently improved, which will go a long way in facing the challenge from Reliance Jio. Hence, our comrades are requested to concentrate on this task. In this regard, we reproduce hereunder, the images of a good work done to improve the quality of our landline service in Kalyan SSA. These are the images of Ambernath East (Kansai Exchange) pillar, before and after rehabilitation work done recently. We appreciate all the employees connected with this good work. This sort of work has to be carried out wherever required.
[10.09.2016]BSNL Board approved the audited balance sheet for 2015-16. The high lights are:-
1) After 2009-10, highest revenue, Rs.32,918 Cr compared to Rs.28,648 Cr of last year.
2) Revenue from operations increased by 4.43%. Rs.28,449 Cr comparing to Rs.27,242 Cr last year.
3) Losses reduced by 53%, from Rs.8,234 Cr of last year to Rs.3,880 Cr.
4) Operational profit increased from Rs.672 Cr to Rs.3,854 Cr.
5) Loan repayment done and the present liability is only Rs.2,500 Cr.
[08.09.2016]Corporate Office letter on provision of incentive to BSNL staff for bringing new Landline/Broadband connection.<<view letter>>
07.09.2016]Eligibility of delegates for various district unions for the Chennai All India Conference.
The All India Centre meeting held yesterday the 06.09.2016, has finalised the admission of delegates, in the Chennai All India Conference, to be held from 31st December, 2016 to 3rd January, 2017. The number of delegates eligible for each district, is given in the enclosed list. Some circles have either not remitted CHQ quota for the year 2015, 2016 or have remitted less amount. The eligibility of delegates for these circles / districts will be announced only after receipt of quota for 2015 and 2016 in full. CHQ has written letters to these circles. Other circle and district secretaries are requested to ensure that travel tickets of the delegates / observers are booked on time.<<view list of delegates>>
[07.09.2016]Admission of delegates / observers in the Chennai All India Conference.
The All India Centre meeting held yesterday the 06.09.2016, has decided that only the delegates and observers allotted by the CHQ will be admitted in the All India Conference. Over and above this, no one will be admitted inside the conference hall from the 2nd day onwards, i.e., from 1st January, 2017 onwards. However, some extra comrades can be allowed on the 1st day, in the inaugural session and seminar. All circle and district secretaries are requested to kindly cooperate.
[07.09.2016]Deadline for admission of delegates / observers.
Accommodation of delegates and observers will be made available on 30th December, 2016 itself. This is to enable the registration of delegates and observers to be completed by 30th December, evening itself. No admission of delegate / observer will take place from 1st January, 2017 onwards. This decision is taken, keeping into account the problems arose in the earlier conferences in this regard. All circle and district secretaries are requested to note this and advise the delegates / observers to book the travel tickets accordingly.
बी.एस.एन.एल कर्मचाऱ्यांचा देशाबरोबर महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळ मध्ये ही जबरदस्त संप.!----संप यशस्वी केल्याबद्दल सर्वांचे आभार.
संपूर्ण महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळामध्ये जवळ जवळ शंभर टक्के कर्मचार्यांनी संपात भाग घेयून यशस्वी केल्याचा अहवाल मिळाला आहे.
सर्व ठिकाणी सभा घेवुन जोशपूर्वक प्रदर्शने केले गेले.जिल्ह्याच्या ठिकाणी संघटनेचे नेते व सभासद सयुंक्त मोर्चात सहभागी झाले होते. कॉन्त्र्याट लेबर (Contract Labour) च्या सहभागामुळे संप यशस्वी करण्यात मोलाचे सहकार्य मिळाले. SNEA व AIBSLEA या अधिकारी संघटनेनेही संपास समर्थन दिले.सनाटा (SNTTA),सेवा (SEWA) संघटनेचे परीमंडळ सचिव, अध्यक्ष व इतर जिल्हास्तरीय नेत्यांनी त्यांच्या सभासदांना संपात सहभागी होण्यासाठी प्रेरित केले व त्यांनी सर्वांनी संपात भाग घेतला .
तसेच एन.एफ टी ई व त्यांच्या सलग्न संघटनेने या संपात सहभागी झाल्याची माहिती मिळाली आहे.
हा अभूतपूर्व संप यशस्वी करण्यासाठी सर्व परिमंडळ पदाधिकारी,जिल्हा सचिव,शाखा सचिव व इतर पदाधिकारी तसेच कॉ.जॉन वर्गीस,सह सचिव,(सी एच क्यू) कॉ.श्रीमती.संध्या गाडगीळ,उपाध्यक्ष, (सी एच क्यू),सर्व वरिष्ठ नेते,सर्व सभासद बंधू- भगिनी,बीएसएनएल.ई.यु या सर्वांचे महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळ, बीएसएनएल.ई.यु च्या वतीने मनापासून आभार मानतो.तसेच सर्व सहयोगी संघटनेचे विशेष आभारी आहे.
* हीच ताकद, हाच जोश आणि हाच आवाज कायम असू द्या !
* हीच आपली शक्ती आहे.!!
* हीच ताकद आपल्या मागण्या मिळविण्यासाठी मार्ग सुकर करणार आहे.!!!
कामगार एकजुटीचा विजय असो.....! बीएसएनएल.ई.यु झिंदाबाद........!!