Circular No.2 - Hindi.<<click
imposed penalty of Rs 21.79 billion for violation of customer verification
The Ministry of Communications and IT has
stated that the government has imposed a cumulative penalty of Rs 21.79
billion till September 2014 on the telecom operators for the violation of
customer verification guidelines. The maximum penalty has been imposed on
Aircel at Rs 4.86 billion, followed by Reliance Communications at Rs 4.54
billion and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited at Rs 3.29 billion till
end-September 2014. The ministry added that a penalty of Rs. 3.09 billion
has been imposed on Bharti Airtel and Rs 2.11 billion on Vodafone India,
while Idea Cellular has been fined an amount of Rs 1.23 billion for
violation of the verification guidelines over the same period. The
government has also imposed a penalty of Rs 1.72 billion on Tata
Teleservices Limited, Rs 5.23 billion on Sistema Shyam TeleServices
Limited and Rs 1.16 billion on Telewings Communications for the same
employees appointed on or after 01.08.2014 are not eligible for benefits
under BSNL GSLI scheme 2005.<<view
submits it's views to the Corporate Office on recruitment under sports
quota and on participation by circles at All India events.<<view
writes to Sr.GM (SR) demanding implementation of the decision of the
National Council on removal of discrimination in immunity from transfer
between the office-bearers of Non-Executive Unions and Executive
writes to the Sr.GM (SR) on implementation of the decision of the National
Council on renegotiation with LIC, for enhancing the premiums of insurance
writes to the Sr.GM (SR) demanding corrections to the minutes of the 31st meeting
of the National Council.<<view
Day conducted at BSNL Corporate Office.
Lunch hour demonstration was held at
BSNL Corporate Office today the 11.12.2014 to observe Demands Day.
Almost the entire Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL Corporate Office
participated in the demonstration. The gathering was addressed by com.
P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Convener, Forum, com.
Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE and President Forum, com. Prahlad Rai, GS,
AIBSNLEA, com. A.A. Khan, Circle Secretary, SNEA and com. K.G. Jayaraj,
GS, AIBDPA. The demonstration was also attended by com. Balbir Singh,
President, BSNLEU, com. Saibal Sengupta, Treasurer, BSNLEU, com. John
Verghese, AGS, BSNLEU and com. M.C. Balakrishna, AGS.<<view
“Meet the Public” campaign today.
As per the call of the Forum, “Meet
the Public” Campaign, as
well as collecting
of one crore signaturesare to start today the 11.12.2014.
There is a general feeling among the public that the services of BSNL
are not good only because the employees are not working properly. Hence
it is our duty to explain to them, how the government is systematically
killing BSNL, to benefit the private telecom companies. It is very
essential to win over the support of the people for safeguarding BSNL.
So, unleash the Meet the Public Campaign is a big way. It starts from
today and shall go on till campaign is done among the people in each and
every town and city in a massive manner. Naturally, being the biggest
Union in the Forum, BSNLEU has to take initiative and coordinate with
all the constituents of Forum, for the success of the program.
one crore signatures.
Forum has decided to collect a minimum
of one crore signatures from the public, in support of the revival of
BSNL. These signatures are to be collected from the public during the
Meet the Public campaign. Some comrades may feel that collecting one
crore signatures is impossible. But, the All India Insurance Employees
Association (AIIEA), a comparatively smaller organisation, has collected
one crore signature many years ago. Infact, the 2,40,000 BSNL
Non-Executives and Executives can collect much more signatures. The
collected signatures will be submitted to the Prime Minister in the
March to Parliament, to be held on 25.02.2015. Hence, start collecting
the signatures immediately, with all seriousness.<<view
is “Demands Day” today.
Demands Day is to be observed today
throughout the country, by holding lunch hour demonstrations,
highlighting the demands of the Forum, for the revival of BSNL. Conduct
it successfully and send reports and photos to the CHQ.
take in the Sports Board Meeting held on 10th December,
allowance for All India Events increased from Rs.2,000/- to Rs.2,500/-
and for National events it is increased from Rs.2,500/- to Rs.3,000/-.
will be increased from the present 7 to 12 on getting inputs from
circles and the unions.
Sports Recruitment inputs from various circle and Unions will be called
for. Recruitment will be done in Group C cadre as per Sports recruitment
will be given to 1st 2nd & 3rd place holders at National events.
India Cricket Tournament will be held on T20 Format.
Team will be declared at the All India meet itself.
delegates will be sent as per merit list.
homage to com. K.G. Bose on his 40th death
years have passed since com. K.G. Bose left us. But he continues to be
the beckon light of the Telecommunication and Postal trade union
movements. On this day, while cherishing the ideals of com. K.G. Bose,
we shall resolve to proceed in the path shown by him for the betterment
of the working masses. Red salutes to com. K.G. Bose.
writes to the Corporate Office, demanding a full-fledged presentation to
the Unions, on ERP.<<view
of the 31st meeting
of the National Council, held on 25th September,
of the Designations Committee meeting.
The meeting of the Designations
Committee is held today the 10.12.2014. The meeting was attended by com.
P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Balbir Singh, President and com. Animesh Mitra,
Vice-President, from BSNLEU and by com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, and com.
Mahabir Singh from NFTE. Prolonged discussions took place in respect of
change of designations of Sr.TOA and TTA. The Staff Side demanded,
Junior Engineer designation for the cadre of TTA. The Management Side
told that this would be discussed in the their internal meeting and
decision would be informed in the next meeting. As regards, the cadre of
Sr.TOA, Management Side was not prepared to consider the demand of
Associate Officer, Manager and Executive. Finally, after holding a
discussion among themselves, the Staff Side demanded that the
designation of ‘Telecom Associate’ can be given to the Sr.TOAs at the
entry level, and the designation of ‘Superintendent’ should be given to
them, who are placed in the NE-9, 10, 11 & 12 pay scales. The Management
Side told that this would also be discussed in their internal meeting,
and that the decision would be conveyed in the next meeting of the
Designations Committee meeting to be held on 08.01.2015.
Demands Day powerfully.
The Forum of BSNL Unions and
Associations has given call to observe Demands Day tomorrow the
11.12.2014, by holding lunch hour demonstrations, on the issue of
revival of BSNL. Forum has also decided to conduct many program,
including indefinite strike from 17.03.2015. Hence, circle and district
secretaries are requested to organise lunch hour demonstrations very
effectively, in coordination with the other constituents of the Forum,
and to fully explain the charter of demands of the Forum, on revival of
Circular on Indefinite Strike from 17th March,
of BSNL Unions/Associations - Memorandum on
Save BSNL - Save Nation.<<click
of today’s PLI Committee meeting.
A meeting of the PLI Committee is held
today the 09.12.2014. Com. P. Abhimanyu and com. Islam Ahmed, Staff Side
members of the Committee, participated. Com. Balbir Singh, President,
BSNLEU, was also present.
The Staff Side members strongly
insisted that the new PLI scheme should be based on National level
productivity of the Company, as was agreed, to in the meeting held
between the Director (HR) and the JAC, on 27.06.2014. The Staff Side
demanded that the achievement in respect of mobile connections should be
included, and CDMA connections should be dropped, from the Key Parameter
Indicators (KPIs). This was accepted. Further the Staff Side demanded
that the details regarding achievements of the Company, for the
financial years of 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 should be provided, so
that the targets for the coming years can be fixed. Management Side
assured to furnish these inputs shortly. It was decided to hold the next
meeting of the Committee on 27.01.2015.
Muralidharan Nair, former AGS, retired.
Muralidharan Nair, former AGS of our Union retired on superannuation on
30.11.2014, after completing more than 40 years of meritorious service.
As AGS of the Union, com. Muralidharan Nair has played a major role in
formulating major policy decisions of the Union. An elaborate farewell
meeting is being organised for him at Trivandrum on 18th December, 2014,
which will be addressed by com. Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, former Home
Minister of Kerala. CHQ wishes a long, healthy and active life for com.
with shri Anupam Srivastava, Director ( CM ), on expansion of BSNL's
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and
com.M.C.Balakrishna, AGS, met shri Anupam Srivastava, Director (CM)
yesterday the 08-12-2014, and expressed their concern over the slow pace
of expansion of BSNL's mobile networks, as a result of which the Company
is lagging behind in it's competition with the private operators. The
Director (CM) told the leaders that under the phase 7 expansion, 9
million lines are already rolled out, and another 10 million line roll
out is under process. He also assured that in the phase 8 expansion,
which will start in 2015, importance will be given to data services. The
leaders requested the Director (CM) that the Management should have a
regular interaction with the representatives of the employees, regarding
the developmental activities of the Company, to which the Director (CM)
opposed the outsourcing of call centre services, related to Landline and
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and
com.M.C.Balakrishna, AGS, met shri N.K.Gupta, Director (CFA) yesterday
the 08-12-2014, and expressed their strong protest for the outsourcing
of call centre services, related to Landline and Broadband connections.
The leaders also recorded their strong objection, for not consulting the
Recognised Unions , before outsourcing these services. They also pointed
out that 70 SR. TOAs who had been manning these services, have become
surplus in Chennai. A letter in this regard was handed over to the
Director (CFA). BSNLEU will continue fight against such unwanted
outsourcing of BSNL's services.
Das, Sr.GM (BFCI) is selected as Director (Finance).
BSNL's Director (Finance) post is lying
vacant since November, 2013. The Public Enterprises Selection Board
(PESB) conducted the selection yesterday the 08-12-2014,to fill up this
post. 10 persons appeared in the selection. Smt.Yojna Das, who is
presently SR. GM (BFCI) is selected for the post. She will take over as
the next Director (Finance) of BSNL soon. BSNLEU heartily congratulates
smt. Yojna Das.
protests BSNL's senior counsel's continuous absence in the JTO LICE case
in Chennai High Court.
On 03-12-2014, BSNLEU strongly
protested to the BSNL Management, about the non-cooperation of BSNL's
senior counsel, in the Tamil Nadu JTO LICE case, being heard in the
Chennai High Court. BSNL's senior counsel did not appear the court to
argue the case on 03-12-2014. Yesterday, again he did not appear the
court to argue the case. Thus, the case is getting unnecessarily
prolonged. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.M.C.Balakrishna, AGS, met shri
R.K.Goyal, GM (Estt.) yesterday the 08.12.2014, and conveyed their
strong displeasure over this .The GM (Estt.) assured to take up the
issue with the CGM, Tamil Nadu circle.
concrete action to stop the damaging of BSNL's OFC and copper cables by
outside agencies"- BSNLEU tells the Director (CFA).
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, and com. M.C.
Balakrishna, AGS, in their meeting with the Director (CFA) today,
demanded that BSNL should take stern action to stop BSNL’s OFC and
copper cables from being damaged by the outside agencies like PWD, etc.
BSNL's OFC is being damaged on a large scale due to road widening
projects, etc., as a result of which network failure happens on a big
scale. Similarly, BSNL's copper cables are also being damaged
extensively by various agencies. The Director (CFA) assured to take
of the Staff Side, for the 32nd meeting
of the National Council.<<click
Modi government’s first dose of poison to kill the Public Sector.
Narendra Modi government has injected
it’s first dose of poison, to kill the Public Sector. 5% of the shares
of SAIL was sold on 05.12.2014, which fetched the government Rs.1725
crore. With this, the government’s share in SAIL is reduced to 75%. The
Modi Sarkar has plan to raise Rs.62,425 crore, in this financial year,
by way of selling PSU shares.
Employees Transfer Policy updated upto 24.11.2014.<<letter>> <<enclosure>>
Circular No.2 - Hearty congrats for the successful One Day Strike.<<click
district wise strike particulars to the CHQ by 15.12.2014.
The JAC has decided to make a detailed
assessment of the one day strike, with district wise particulars, in the
next meeting to be held on 20.12.2014. Hence, all the circle secretaries
are requested to send a written report to the CHQ, with district wise
particulars, by 15.12.2014. The
particulars should include total number of Non-Executives in the SSA,
number of employees joined the strike, number of employees went on leave
and number of employees performed duty. Circle
Secretaries are requested to treat this as most urgent.
views on proposals given by the Management for evolving PLI scheme.
The next meeting of the PLI Committee
is to be held on 09.12.2014. Management has already provided to us, with
their proposals for measuring the performance. They include the
achievements of BSNL in 2013-14, in respect of landline, Broadband
connections given, duration within which connections are provided/faults
are attended, etc. Based on these, the targets to be achieved in 2014-15
are also given. These details are already updated on CHQ website on
24.07.2014 itself. However, so far CHQ has not received any comment from
our comrades. Hence, it is requested that circle/district secretaries
and Central office-bearers may give their comments by 08.12.2014, to
help CHQ to take a final view on these issues.<<view
of the JAC, taken in the meeting held on 06.12.2014.
A meeting of the JAC was held on
06.12.2014 under the presidentship of com. Chandeswar Singh, President.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener welcomed every one and explained the purpose
of holding the meeting. After detailed discussions, the following
decisions are taken unanimously.
meeting reviewed the One Day strike held on 27.11.2014. The strike has
taken place very successfully, except in a few circles. The JAC heartily
congratulated the employees for making the strike a grand success.
Further, the JAC decided to make a circle wise assessment of the strike
in the next meeting to be held on 20.12.2014. The meeting also decided
that the General Secretaries of the constituent unions / associations
shall give a written report to the JAC, with district wise figures.
PLI Committee meeting is taking place on 09.12.2014. The Staff Side
members of the PLI Committee shall finalise the formula, based on the
National level productivity of the Company.
was decided that the Staff Side members of the Designations Committee
shall meet at 1500 hrs. on 09.12.2014 to finalise the stand to be taken
in the meeting of the Designations Committee to be held on 10.12.2014.
of the Forum meeting held on 5th December, 2015.<<click
decides to take up the 30% Superannuation benefits demand of the Direct
Forum is taking up only issues
connected with the revival of BSNL. Normally, Forum does not take up the
economic demands of the employees. The one exception to this was the
78.2% IDA merger issue. Forum took it up in view of the gravity of the
issue. Still Forum is trying to get 78.2% IDA merger settled for the
pensioners. In today’s Forum meeting, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU
suggested that the “30% Superannuation benefits” issue of the Direct
Recruited Employees should be taken up by the Forum, in view of the fact
that BSNL is violating the Central Cabinet decisions, on the issue of
pensionary benefits to the BSNL’s directly recruited employees. The
demand of GS, BSNLEU was accepted by the Forum. Now, this issue will
also be included in the charter of demands for the Indefinite Strike.
Demands Day successfully on 11.12.2014.
It is the decision of the Forum of Unions and Associations to observe Demands
Day on 11.12.2014, on the
issue of revival of BSNL. As per the decision, Lunch
hour demonstrations should
be conducted, highlighting the demands of the Forum, contained in the
notice for Indefinite Strike, for the revival of BSNL. CHQ calls upon
the circle and district unions to effectively organize the Demands Day
decides to collect one crore signature from public, in support of the
revival of BSNL.
The Forum meeting held today the 05.12.2014 has taken the landmark
decision to collect one crore signature from the public, in support of
the revival of BSNL. Peoples support is very crucial for the revival of
BSNL. The Forum has also decided to conduct a “Meet the Public”
programme from 11.12.2014 onwards. The one crore signatures are to be
collected during this “meet the public” program. As per the decision,
each employee in BSNL has to collect at least 50 signatures from the
public, to achieve the target of collecting one crore signature. Let us
massively mobilize public support in favour of BSNL’s revival. These
signatures will be submitted to the Prime Minister, on the day of the March
to Parliament, to be held on 25.02.2015. Let us swing into action
and collect one crore signature.
of the Indefinite Strike changed.
The date of the Indefinite Strike, on the revival of BSNL, has been
changed to 17.03.2015.
The Forum meeting, held today the 05.12.2014, has taken this decision,
with a view to make more time available for the preparations for the
Indefinite Strike. According to the revised schedule, the March
to Parliament program will be held on 25.02.2015, during
the budget session of the Parliament.
decides to hold massive conventions in all circles.
The Forum meting held today the
05.12.2014, has decided to hold massive conventions in all Circles,
during the months of January and February, to make the Indefinite Strike
a historic success. All circle secretaries are requested to organize the
conventions in coordination with other constituents of the Forum, as
well as with the CHQ of BSNLEU.
makes re-nomination to the Staff Side of the designation committee,
consequent to election of new office-bearers in the 7th All India
meeting today to plan campaign program for the indefinite strike.
The Forum of BSNL Unions and
Associations is meeting today at New Delhi, to chalk out the campaign
program to effectively organise the indefinite strike from 03.02.2014,
called on the issue of revival of BSNL.
protest day conducted with massive participation.
With a view to mobilise the Indian
working class against the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the
Narendra Modi government, the Central Trade Unions gave call to observe
National Protest Day today the 05.12.2014. This programme is being
organized massively throughout the country. As a part of this program,
the Central Trade Unions conducted a massive dharna at Jantar Mantar in
New Delhi today. Thousands of workers participated in this dharna and
raised slogans against the pro-rich and anti-poor policies of the
government. Leaders of all the eleven Central Trade Unions addressed the
huge gathering. CHQ leaders and comrades of the Corporate Office
participated in the dharna.<<views
of the dharna>>
demands Management to form a Committee to review BSNLMRS.
In view of the sufferings that BSNL
employees are undergoing in availing treatment under BSNLMRS, BSNLEU is
demanding the Management to form a Committee to review BSNLMRS.<<view
Management outsources call centre services related to Landlines and
It is the strong demand of BSNLEU as
well as the Staff Side of the National Council that BSNL employees
should be utilized to provide call centre services, instead of
outsourcing them. This is one of the demands on which the JAC went on a
one day strike on 27.11.2014. Inspite of this, the Management has now
outsourced the call centre services, related to Landline and Broadband,
to an agency called M/s AEGIS Ltd. BSNLEU strongly demands that the
services should be handed over to our own staff.<<view
V.R. Krishna Iyer passes away – BSNLEU pays respectful homage.
has reported that justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, eminent jurist has passed
away. He was popular for the many landmark judgements that he had given,
which are having far-reaching implications in politics and the society
as a whole. He was a great humanitarian. In 1952, he was elected to the
Kerala Legislative Assembly; in 1957, he became a minister in the first
Communist government in Kerala, serving until 1959. Having been the
minister of law, power, prisons, irrigation and social welfare in
the Government of Kerala, he was instrumental in bringing about many
significant changes in these sectors. In 1973, he was sworn in as a
Judge of the Supreme Court of India, he is the last but one Supreme
Court judge to have previously served as a politician. He was conferred
with Padma Vibhushan in the year 1999. Recently, his 100th birth day was
celebrated. BSNLEU pays it’s respectful homage to justice V.R. Krishna
of Joint Committee to suggest Change in designation of major
of Joint Committee to involve scheme of Bonus/Productivity Linked
Incentive based on PMS.<<view
Office letter, extending facilities to the office-bearers elected in the
7th All India Conference of BSNLEU, held from 6th to 9th November, 2014,
Committee meeting on 09.12.2014.
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, and
Com. M.C. Balakrishna, AGS met Smt. Madhu Arora, Sr.GM (Restg.) and
discussed for finalising the date for next meeting of the PLI Committee.
The leaders requested the Management to keep only one meeting i.e.,
meeting of PLI Committee on 09.12.2014, since the union has fixed some
other programme on that day. The Sr.GM (Restg.) is agreed on the matter.
Further, the leaders request the Management to fix the meeting of
designation committee on next day i.e., on 10.12.2014.
writes to the Corporate Office on the JTO LICE court case of Tamil Nadu
and MTNL's poor quality of service raised in the Lok Sabha.
It is reported by the PTI, that the
members of the Lok Sabha bitterly complained about the poor quality of
services being provided by the BSNL and MTNL. This issue came in for
serious debate in the Lok Sabha on 01.12.2014, when Ms. R.Geetha of the
YSR Congress, raised it. Soon, she was joined by a host of MPs belonging
to various parties. The members have expressed their own bitter
experiences in getting proper connectivity. The Forum of BSNL Unions and
Associations had conducted a movement of approaching the MPs on the
issue of BSNL's revival, and explaining to them about the factors
responsible for the downfall of BSNL, as well as about the Forum's
proposals for the revival of BSNL. Unfortunately, this call was not
seriously implemented, except in some places. The debate that took place
on 01.12.2014, has underscored the necessity to once again approach all
the MPs, for getting their support for the revival of BSNL.
writes to the
Director (HR), demanding inclusion of women union representatives in the
Complaints Committee for prevention of sexual harassment of women
employees at work places.<<<view
not mix mythology with science - Editorial of Tele Crusader December,
Singh, Vice-President (CHQ), retired.
Jagdish Singh, Vice-President (CHQ), and also a respected senior leader
of BSNLEU, retired from BSNL service on 30.11.2014, after rendering a
meritorious service of 36 years. He was warmly felicitated in a function
held at Jabalpur. CHQ congratulates Com.Jagdish Singh, and wish him a
long, happy and active retired life.
writes to SR. GM (Restg.) on holding the meeting of the committee on PLI
with GM (Rectt.)
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com.
M.C. Balakrishna, AGS met Shri D. Chakraborti, GM (Rectt.) today, the
01.12.2014 and discussed on the following issues.
SC/ST relaxation of BSNL issue, as per the orders of the DoP&T.
Grace marks to the candidates who appeared JAO LDCE 40% and opted for
Hindi but answered in English in practical paper.
review the results of JTO examination held in 2013 in different
The union leaders handed over letters
and documents on the above issues to the Management and requested for
The GM (Rectt.) assured to take
appropriate action on these issues.
OF HOLIDAYS IN 2015<<click
Office releases final grant of welfare fund to various circles.<<click
Office letter on method of pay fixation in IDA pay scale in respect of
absorbed officials of BSNL who were promoted after 01.10.2000 and opted
IDA pay scales from the date of their promotion.<<click
circle secretary of ETP circle, wrote to the Management, demanding
to cut the salary of the employees who participate in the one day
NFTE circle secretary of ETP
circle, had written to the CGM of ETP circle, demanding to apply the
principle of "No pay for no work", against the employees who
participate in the one day strike, held on 27.11.2014. Further, she
had requested the CGM to keep all the offices open on the day of the
strike, and also to provide "protection" for the "loyal workers" who
come to work. The All India leadership of NFTE, being part of the
JAC, has played a significant role in organising the united struggle
successfully all over the country. But, one circle union of NFTE had
asked the Management to impose wage cut on the employees. Further,
it was this circle secretary of NFTE, who sabotaged BSNLEU’s All
India Conference at Kolkata, by mobilising goondas of the Trinamool
Congress. Undoubtedly, this person is a shame for the trade union
writes to the Management, demanding to constitute Works Committees
at All India and Circle levels and also to take action on SSA heads
who violate Corporate Office orders.<<view
National Protest Day programme on 5th December,
2014, as called on by the Central Trade Unions.
The National Convention of Workers,
called on by all the eleven Central Trade Unions, at New Delhi, on
15th September, 2014, decided to observe a National Protest Day
programme on 5th December, 2014 through massive joint demonstrations
in all state capitals. The 7th All India Conference of BSNL
Employees Union held at Kolkata from 6 – 9 September, 2014, resolved
to extends it’s full support to the programme of action to reverse
the anti-worker, anti-people policies of the government and also to
protest the interest of the nation and the people. CHQ appeals to
all employees in BSNL to make the National Protest Day on 5th
December, 2014 a grand success, by participating in the joint
demonstrations massively and also to prepare for further struggles.
questions on Merger of MTNL with BSNL.<<click
of Parliament from Rajya Sabha asked questions on remedial steps to
make BSNL profit making.<<click
historic strike – CHQ salutes all the comrades.
Yesterday’s one day strike has been
a resounding success. The strike is near total in many circles. In
most of the other circles, the strike is very successful. CHQ
salutes the entire leaders and cadres who had toiled hard to make
the strike a historic success. However, it is a matter of great
regret that the strike has not taken place in Gujarat and Jammu &
Kashmir circles. When the employees of all other circles go on
strike, it is not proper on the part of the leaders and employees of
these two circles that they did not join the strike. CHQ has not
received any information about the strike from NTR, Telecom Factory
(Mumbai) and Inspection Circles, despite sending reminder.
heartily thanks SNEA and AIBSNLEA.
BSNLEU heartily thanks SNEA and
AIBSNLEA, the two Associations of the Executives, for extending
solid support for the one day strike of the Non-Executives. This
augurs well for the future united struggles of the Non-Executives
and Executives, for the revival of BSNL.
The historic one day strike of the
Non-Executives has taken place very successfully. We hope that this
strike will open the eyes of the BSNL Management. They cannot take
the Non-Executives for granted hereafter. If the desired improvement
on demands does not come, then the JAC will be forced to give call
for more serious form of struggles
powerful demonstrations in work places.
Powerful demonstrations shall be
organized at work places tomorrow the 27.11.2014, highlighting the
genuine demands of the Non-Executives. Sufficient publicity may be
given in the media for the strike action.
thanks SNEA and AIBSNLEA.
JAC has sought the support and
solidarity of both the Executive Organisations, viz., SNEA and
AIBSNLEA. Both the organisations have extended their support and
solidarity. Circle and District Secretaries are requested to
coordinate with SNEA and AIBSNLEA, for the grand success of the one
with the RLC failed.
The Regional Labour Commissioner
(Central) conducted a conciliation meeting between the JAC and BSNL
Management today. No issue was settled in this conciliation, since
the Management continued to be adamant. Thus, the conciliation ended
without any result. The next date for conciliation is fixed as
Office letter on modification sought in BSNL Employees Transfer Policy.<<click
OF STRIKE NOTICE TO CGMT MAHARASHTRA<<click
FOR NON EXECUTIVE STAFF<<click
held with Management failed. Go ahead with the strike with full
Talks were held between the JAC and the
Management at 1700 hrs, yesterday the 25.11.2014. Neither the Director
(HR), nor any Director of the Board was present in the talks. This is
the seriousness that Management is having in respect of the strike of
1,86,000 Non-Executive employees. Not even a single issue was settled in
the talks. Those who were present in the talks from the Management side,
were very casual in respect of settlement of the problems. The JAC
meeting, which was held after the talks, unanimously decided to go ahead
with the strike. Circle and district unions are requested to organise
the strike with full strength and make it 100% success. Meet each and
every employee in the work spot and motivate them to participate in this
with the RLC is to take place today.
The Regional Labour Commissioner has
invited both the JAC and the Management for conciliation today, at 1100
hrs. A miracle is not likely to happen, since the Management is very
adamant. Outcome of the conciliation will be communicated immediately
after it is over. Carry on with the preparations for the strike.
Office letter on amendment in BSNL Employees Transfer Policy.<<click
to be held between the JAC and the Management today.
Talks are being held between the JAC
and the Management at 1700 hrs. today the 25.11.2014, on the 30 point
charter of demands. CHQ wishes to inform that the strike will definitely
take place, if Management does not come up with a settlement for the
demands. Preparations for the strike should continue to go on with full
writes to CMD BSNL, demanding extension of the Rs.200/- SIM facility to
the employees working in MTNL areas, and also to provide, ‘off not’ call
facility on the SIM.<<view
release of JAC, in connection with the one day strike taking place on
writes to the Circle Secretaries of West Bengal, Kolkata, Telecom
Factory and Telecom Stores, pacing it’s appreciation on record, for
successfully conducting the 7th AIC.<<view
writes to the Director (CM) regarding cheatings by the content providers
in Kerala Circle.<<view
two more days left for the historic strike.
Dear comrades, only two more days are
left for the historic one day strike to be held on 27.11.2014. It is
historic because, for the first time after the formation of BSNL, a
united strike, consisting almost all the unions and associations of the
Non-Executives, is taking place for the settlement of the most genuine
problems of the Non-Executives. CHQ requests all the leaders and
comrades to meet each and every employee of BSNL and make the strike a
may be called for talks.
BSNL Management has contacted the
Convener and President of the JAC and has expressed their inclination to
invite the JAC for talks. The talks may take place tomorrow, since the
President of JAC is out of Delhi. However, CHQ wishes to inform that
circle and district level JACs should continue to keep the tempo in
mobilizing the employees. Strike will definitely take place if our
reasonable demands are not accepted. There is no need for any let in the
preparations for the strike.
President flies in economy class. BSNL’s top officers fly in business
Joko Widodo, the newly elected
Indonesian President, surprised every one yesterday, when he travelled
in an economy class flight to Singapore. The President said that he did
not prefer to fly in his official VIP jet, since he was going to
Singapore on a family visit. We just compare Joko Widodo to the top
officers of BSNL. Our officers fly in only in business class and stay
only in star hotels. But, when the employees demand settlement of their
very genuine problems, they say Company is running in loss. It is highly
hypocritical that our top officers are reminded of Company's financial
position, only when the employees demand settlement of their genuine
grievances. They don't remember it when they travel in business class or
stay in star hotels.
of accommodation in K.G. Bose Bhawan at New Delhi.
Accommodation is being provided to our
comrades in K.G. Bose Bhawan at New Delhi. The demand for providing
accommodation is increasing fast. While decision is already taken to
arrange more number of rooms, we have also to consider the request of
maximum number of comrades. It is observed that at present requests
being received for providing accommodation up to 10 days at a stretch.
In view of the limited number of rooms available, it is informed that
accommodation can be provided for three days only. Extension for more
number of days will be done based on availability of vacant rooms. This
will help us to provide accommodation to maximum number of comrades.
Circle and District Secretaries are requested to keep this in mind,
while forwarding requests to the CHQ.
four more days left for the strike. Put in maximum efforts and make the
strike a resounding success.
Dear comrades, only four more days are
left for the one day strike. CHQ requests all the circle and district
secretaries, as well as the active comrades to put in maximum efforts to
make each and every employee to participate in the strike. For the first
time after formation of BSNL, all the major unions and associations are
going on strike for the settlement of the burning problems of the
Non-Executives. Hence, make the strike 100% success. The Management
should understand that they cannot continue to ill-treat the
Non-Executive employees any more.
seeks the intervention of the Hon’ble Minister of Labour, Govt. of
BSNLEU has written to the Hon’ble
Minister of Labour, Govt. of India, inviting his attention to the road
blocks being created by the BSNL Management, for the peaceful settlement
of the burning problems of the Non-Executives, across the negotiating
once again writes to the Management, demanding grace marks/relaxation
for the candidates who appeared JTO LICE last year.<<view
of the Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh, on revaluation in examinations.<<view
hour demonstrations and gate meetings conducted successfully throughout
As per the call of the JAC, Lunch hour
demonstrations and Gate meetings have taken place very successfully
throughout the country. Leaders have explained in detail about the
justified demands of the Non-Executives to the employees as well as
about the negative and unhelpful attitude of the Management. CHQ
requests all the circle and district secretaries to gear up the
preparations and make the strike a historic success.
conducts successful March to Sanchar Bhawan.
India BSNL and DoT Pensioners Association (AIBDPA) conducted a very
successful March to the Sanchar Bhawan yesterday the 20.11.2014,
demanding early settlement of pension revision based on 78.2% IDA
merger, as well as other justified demands of the retirees. More than
1000 pensioners participated in the rally and raised slogans, pressing
settlement of the issues. The March was addressed by com. S.K. Vyas,
Secretary General of BCPC and NCCPA, com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor,
AIBDPA, com. K.G. Jayaraj, General Secretary, AIBDPA and com. Balbir
Singh, President, BSNLEU. CHQ heartily congratulates AIBDPA for
conducting the successful March to Sanchar Bhawan.
decides not to participate in today’s talks with Management.
An emergency meeting of the JAC was
held at New Delhi today. Com. Chandeswar Singh, President, presided over
the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener welcomed every one and
explained the purpose of the meeting. The invitation letter of the
Management, inviting only the Recognised Unions for the talks to be held
today the 21.11.2014, to discuss the strike demands, was placed before
the house. The meeting unanimously decided not to participate in the
talks. Further it is also decided to take all out efforts to make the
strike a historic success.
writes to the CMD BSNL, demanding to hold talks with the JAC, on the
demands contained in the strike notice.<<view
Office letter on four hours daily off to sportspersons selected to
Office letter on 10th meeting
of BSNL Sports & Cultural Board.<<click
of the Management, inviting for talks, on the demands contained in the
charter of demands for the strike notice.
Letter of the Management, inviting both
the Recognised Unions, to discuss the charter of demands contained in
the strike notice for the One Day strike is received. But, once again
the Management has mischievously invited only the two Recognised Union,
whereas the strike notice was served by the JAC. It is also mentioned
that, as per Rules, Management will hold discussion only with the
Recognised Unions. This is a clear-cut attempt of the Management to
break the unity of the Non-Executives. Whether to participate in the
talks or not, will be decided after consulting the constituents of the
for indefinite Strike from 3rd February,
2015 by BSNL Executives and Non-Executives.<<view
for indefinite strike served on CMD BSNL.
The Forum of BSNL Unions and
Associations have already taken decision to go on indefinite strike
w.e.f. 03.02.2015, demanding action by the government, as well as by the
BSNL Management, for the revival of BSNL. The notice for the indefinite
strike was served on the CMD BSNL today the 19.11.2014.
Circular No.1 - Hindi.<<click
writes to the Hon'ble Home Minister, Govt. of India, on extending
relaxed standards to the SC/ST employees, who appeared in promotional
exams from 22.07.1997 to 08.09.2000, or whose results were declared
during this period.<<view
invites the JAC for talks.
BSNL Management has proposed to hold
talks with the JAC, on the demands contained in the charter of demands
for the one day strike, that is to take place on 27-11-2014. The talks
are expected to take place at 1500 hrs on 21-11-2014, for which notice
is likely to be issued today
MINUTES OF 2ND CCM<<click
of the JAC meeting held at New Delhi on 18-11-2014.
A meeting of the National level JAC was
held at New Delhi today the 18-11-2014. The meeting was presided over by
Com . Chandeswar Singh, President of the JAC. Com.P.Abhimanyu, Convener,
JAC, welcomed every one and briefed the house regarding the preparations
done so far to conduct the strike effectively. The meeting reviewed the
preparations being made in various circles in this regard. After
detailed discussions, the following decisions are taken unanimously.
1) Reports received from various
circles are very encouraging and show that preparations are going on
very seriously in all circles. JAC requests that the remaining days
should also be utilised to make the strike 100% successful.
2) The lunch hour demonstrations and
gate meetings, to be held on 20-11-2014, should be organised massively,
since it will help to make the strike successful.
3) It was decided that the strike
shall be a stay - out strike, and it will take place from 0000 hrs to
0000 hrs on 27-11-2014.
4) Massive demonstrations should take
place in front of all the offices on the day of the strike, ie.,
on 27-11-2014. This will take the message to the people about our
5) It is decided that the JAC should
give appeal to all the associations of the Executives, requesting them
to extend cooperation and solidarity. This appeal should be given at
the All India, Circle and District levels.
Office letter on modification sought in transfer policy.<<click
writes to GM (Rectt.) on switching
over to online exam.<<view
to all CGM's from Shri Anupam Shrivastava, Director (Consumer Mobility),
recovery: Corporates are disappointed.
and their media were painting a rosy picture before the Parliament
elections, that the country’s economy will be revived if Narendra Modi
becomes Prime Minister. But the Economic Times, the mouth piece of the
corporates, has published a news today the 17.11.2014, that the initial
euphoria, that arose after Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister in
May, has started to fade away. The ET has given an example that the sale
of passenger vehicle this year will be 2 lakh lesser than the vehicles
sold in 2012. This is happening despite the steep fall in the fuel
price. Narendra Modi is also following the same Neo Liberal Policies
followed by the Congress, and soon it is going to be proved that he has
no solution for the economic problems of the country.
not close down loss making / sick PSUs.
It is reliably learnt that the Narendra
Modi government has taken steps for the closure of PSUs like Hindustan
Photo Films, HMT Watches, Hindustan Cables, Thungabatra Steel, etc.
These closure is being done under the pretext that these PSUs have
become sick. It is also reported that the govt. has planned to close
down another 15 loss making PSUs in the next round. We know how the
profit making BSNL was converted into a loss making PSU. Thus, PSUs
become loss making or sick only because of the anti-PSU policies of the
government. Hence, the govt. should take appropriate steps to revive the
loss making/sick PSUs, instead of closing them down.
circle and district level JACs tomorrow.
The National JAC, which met on
13.11.2014 at New Delhi, has directed that all circle and district level
JACs should meet on 18.11.2014, for the purpose of effectively
organising the one day strike that is to take place on 27.11.2014.
Hence, CHQ requests all the circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU to
ensure that the JAC meetings are conducted in all circles and districts.
Office letter on purchase of diaries.<<click
membership particulars expeditiously to the CHQ.
CHQ has already requested the circle
unions, to provide with district wise membership of BSNLEU, as well as
all of other unions and associations. Some circles have sent the
requisite particulars. But the details have not come from most of the
circles. Hence, CHQ requests the remaining circle secretaries also to
immediately send the membership details to the CHQ.
may provide BSNL with Rs.11,000 crore loan, for merger with MTNL.
The huge amount of loan that MTNL is
having, is one of the reasons why the unions and associations in BSNL
are opposing the proposed merger of BSNL and MTNL. Rs.14,600 crore is
said to be MTNL's debt. A report that has come in the media says that
the government is proposing to give a soft loan to the tune of Rs.11,000
crore to BSNL, to overcome this problem. Even if this report is correct,
why BSNL should take over the burden of such a huge loan? Is this not
tantamounts to transferring MTNL's loan burden to BSNL? Further, why
BSNL should be burdened with the repayment of this loan and it's
waves sharing and trading.
In the name of scarcity of spectrum,
spectrum sharing has become one agenda to DoT. The private telcos are
now very much eager for their cost minimisation with an ulterior motive
to make more profit. As such, now question has been raised about non
availability of sufficient spectrum which causes low Broad band speed.
One presentation from DoT reveals that Govt. is thinking about
consolidation of telecom players which is one step towards felicitating
sufficient spectrum to the private operators. The usual practice of
giving benefit to the private telcos has become more predominant in the
reign of the present BJP Govt.
decides to conduct massive campaign among employees and among the
public, to make the indefinite strike successful.
Forum has already
decided to go on an indefinite strike from 03.02.2015, demanding
actions for the revival of BSNL. A meeting of the Forum took place at
New Delhi yesterday the 13.11.2014 and chalked out campaign programme
for effectively organising the indefinite strike. The meeting also
decided to conduct a massive campaign among the public, and also to
collect lakhs of signatures from them, in favour of revival of BSNL. The
programme is as follows:-
2014 - Demands Day.
11th to 20th December,
2014 - Campaign among public & collection of signatures.
2014 - March to Parliament.
6th to 8th,
January, 2015 - Dharna.
pays it's richest tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 125th birth
Today is the 125th birth
anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, the architect of modern India. Nehru
was a great secularist and played a major role in making India a Secular
and Democratic Republic. His vision has helped India to maintain it's
unity in diversity till today. In contrast, Pakistan chose to identify
itself with a particular relegion, and became an Islamic country. But
relegion could not keep that country united. Within 25 years, it got
devided and Bangladesh was born. Nehru also gave birth to the Indian
Public Sector. He envisioned that the Public Sector is the foundation
for India’s self - reliance and economic independence. Today, both his
concepts of secularism and Public Sector are under attack. RSS, which is
the mother organisation of the ruling BJP, has openly declared that
India is the country of the Hindus. The Narendra Modi government, in
persuance of the Neo-Liberal Economic Policies, is determined to kill
the Public Sector. While paying our richest tributes to Jawaharl Nehru
on his 125th birth anniversary, let us resolve to defend secularism and
the Public Sector.
do the children go missing?
It is Children's Day today. This day is
being celebrated on 14th November every year, which is also the birth
anniversary of Jawaharl Nehru. Let us see how children are being taken
care in this country. A shocking news has come in today's newspapers
that 12,591 children have gone missing in the states of Bihar, Assam,
Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, since 2011. Mind it, this figure
relates only to four states. Then, one can imagine what will be the
number of children who had gone missing from the remaining states. It is
also true that in a good number of cases the police just don't care to
register FIR. Recently, the Supreme Court summoned the Chief Secretary
and the DGP of police of Bihar, and pulled them up for refusal of filing
FIRs in Bihar, on missing children. From this, we can easily come to the
conclusion that the number of missing children is abominably higher than
the official figure. Now, where do these missing children actually go?
On their own, these children do not go missing. The spine chilling fact
is that, they are being kidnapped by criminal gangs and are being forced
in to activities like prostitution, begging, drug trafficking, etc.
Mafia gangs, having pan Indian networks, are involved in these
horrifying crimes. It is sickening to note that the government machinery
has totally and miserably failed all these years, in curtailing these
mafia and to provide safety to children.
Board meeting to be held on 10.12.2014.
BSNLEU has long been demanding that the
meeting of the Sports Board should be held without further delay.
Management has now decided that the meeting would take place on
Circular No.1 - Make the One Day Strike on 27.11.2014 a historic
writes to CMD BSNL on non-payment
of pension commutation amount as well as DCRG amount to the retirees in
demands Rs.200 SIM card to the employees working in MTNL areas.
BSNLEU is insisting that the Rs.200/-
SIM card facility should be extended to the BSNL employees posted in
MTNL areas also. Similarly, the Union is demanding that calls should
also be permitted to other networks. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met shri
A.K. Singhal, GM (Admn.), yesterday the 12.11.2014 and had detailed
discussion. The GM (Admn.) has assured to do the needful.
with the GM (Estt.) in BSNL CO.
Com. P. Abhimanyu,
GS, met shri R.K. Goyal, yesterday the 12.11.2014 and discussed the
loss of the employees appointed on or after 01.01.2007.
The GM (Estt.) told
that the proposal for one additional increment has been approved by the
Management Committee. (In the National Council meeting held on
25.09.2014, the Staff Side has categorically told that one increment is
not enough and that they would continue to press for 30% fitment.)
cases of Andhra Pradesh circle.
The General Secretary
insisted that Group ‘C’ appointment should be given to the candidates
who had already acquired graduation. The GM (Estt.) assured that the
issue would be discussed with the CMD.
of victimisations in Varanasi.
The GM (Estt.)
replied that the issue is already taken up with CGM, UP (East) and
assured to settle soon.
of JTO LICE results in Gujarat circle.
CHQ has already
demanded that the JTO LICE results, withheld in Gujarat circle due to
reason connected with educational qualification, should be released. The
GM (Estt.) replied that the issue is already taken up with the CGM,
meeting has decided to intensify the mobilisation for the One Day Strike
A meeting of the JAC
was held today the 13.11.2014 at New Delhi. Com. Islam Ahmed presided.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener welcomed all and briefed on the preparations
made so far. The following decisions are taken.
circle and district JACs should take every possible step to completely
mobilise the Non-Executives in the strike.
a view to make the planning effective, the JAC calls upon that all the
circle and district JACs throughout the country shall hold their
meetings on 18.11.2014 and shall discuss about the manners in which
effective mobilisation is to be made, to make the strike a total
success. The JAC also calls upon the conveners of the circle and
district JACs to ensure the participation of the entire constituents of
the JACs, especially smaller organisations.
lunch-hour demonstrations, as well as gate meetings are to be organised
throughout the country on 20.11.2014, to gear up the mobilisation for
All circle and
district secretaries are requested to fully implement the decision.
[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on settlement
of 30 point charter of demands.<<click
[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on Communal
[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on Casual
/ Contract Labours.<<click
[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on Filling
up of top Posts in
[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on Revision
of Labour Laws.<<click
[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on wage
revision and merger of DA.<<click
[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution on indefinite
strike from 3.2.2015 for saving BSNL.<<click
[13.11.2014]7th AIC resolution
in the National Protest Day programme on
5th December, 2014 called by Central Trade Unions.<<click
Day Strike Poster.<<English>> <<Hindi>>
Office letter on method
of pay fixation in IDA pay scale in respect of absorbed officials of
Office letter to all CGMs on formation of Works Committees at SSA level.<<view
Committees: What required is action and not letters alone.
Forum and BSNLEU are continuously
focusing that the Works Committees remain only on paper. It is
functioning only in a few places. Perhaps, the SSA level Management does
not want to conduct the meetings of the Works Committees, due to the
fear that they may be faced with embarrassing questions connected with
the failing quality of services. This issue was effectively focused once
again in the seminar conducted on 08.11.2014, in the All India
Conference of BSNLEU, which was attended by two Directors of the BSNL
Board. May be due to this, Corporate Office has issued one more “run of
the mill” letter on 11.11.2014, to all the CGMs. What required is action
and not only letters.
the newly elected office bearers of BSNL Employees Union to the BSNL
note given by the Recruitment Branch of the Corporate Office.
Copy of the ‘consultation note’
provided by the Management, in the all union meeting held on 11.11.2014,
to discuss the issue of switching over to “ON LINE” exams in BSNL.
Circle Secretaries and CHQ office-bearers are requested to convey their
views to the CHQ immediately.<<view
Evidence against Kumar Mangalam Birla and P.C. Parakh, former Coal
Court appointed Special public Prosecutor R.S. Cheema, has told the CBI
special court, that these is prima facie evidence to proceed against
industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and former Coal Secretary P.C.
Parakh, in coal block allocation scam. It may be recollected that, the
CBI filed FIR, against Kumar Mangalam Birla and P.C. Parakh in October
last year. Immediately, all the corporates of India and their media
cried foul. They certified that Kumar Mangalam Birla was a clean-handed
person. Similarly, the former CAG Vinod Rai certified that P.C. Parakh
was a man of integrity. Later on, the CBI closed down those FIRs. But
now, the Supreme court appointed Special Public Prosecutor, as well as
the Lawyers representing the CBI, have said that there are enough
evidence to proceed against both these persons.
on honolding online exams.
Management has proposed to hold all
Departmental exams, as well as exams for direct recruitments, through
online hereafter. A consultation with unions and associations was
conducted today by the GM (Recruitment), BSNL CO. Com. P. Abhimanyu,
GS, represented BSNLEU in the meeting. He strongly opposed the proposal
of the management to hold online exams for Telecom Mechanic LDCE, TTA
LDCE and UDC LDCE. As regards JTO LICE and JAO LICE, he said that the
view of the Union will be conveyed within two days. Further, Management
wanted to collect Rs.300/= as fees from the Non- Executives for
appearing online exam. They also want to fix age limit as 50 (for OC)
and 55 (for SC/ST). Both these proposals are also strongly opposed by
GS, BSNLEU. Circle Secretaries and CHQ office-bearers are requested to
send their views immediately regarding online exams for JTO LICE and JAO
calling the pot black.
Massive scams took place during the
rule of the UPA, like the 2G, Coal Gate etc. The BJP took full advantage
of this scams in the Parliamentary election campaign. The BJP said that
it would end corruption if it comes to power. Narendra Modi even said
that he would form a fast track court to punish the guilty politicians.
But those words are gone with the election campaign, it seems. It is
reported in the media that the new minister, Shri Y.S. Chowdhury, who
joined Narendra Modi’s cabinet a few days back has defaulted repayment
of Rs.317.6 crore to the Central Bank of India. Is this the way the BJP
and Narendra Modi are going to fight corruption?
off to the 'Bengal
Advance equivalent to 3 months' pay, to the flood affected employees of
BSNLEU has been insisting that BSNL
Management should sanction Pay Advance, equivalent to 3 months' pay,to
the flood affected employees of Kashmir. This issue was also taken up by
the Staff Side, in the last National Council meeting. Thereafter,
repeatedly this was taken up with the CMD and GM( Estt.). Corporate
Office is issuing letter today, on this.
rally and massive public meeting held.
In connection with the 7th All India
Conference, an impressive rally and a massive public meeting were held
on the first day of the Conference, i.e., on 06.11.2014. The Public
meeting was held in Rani Rashmoni Avenue, Kolkata. Com. Animesh Mitra,
Joint General Secretary of the Reception Committee welcomed everyone.
The meeting was addressed by com. Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU,
com. Shyamal Chakraborty, President, CITU, West Bengal State Committee,
com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and com. P. Abhimanyu, General
of the meeting>>
Kumar Ghosh, General Secretary, BSNLCCWF addressed the 7th AIC.
Com. Tapas Kumar Ghosh, General
Secretary, BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation addressed the 7th
All India Conference on the third day. While thanking BSNLEU for the
helping hand that it is extending in taking up the issues of the casual
and contract workers, com. Tapas also requested all the circle
secretaries to ensure forming the BSNLCCWF in the remaining circles
also. Amidst big applause, he announced the decision of the BSNLCCWF to
go on One Day strike on 27.11.2014, demanding settlement of the problems
of the casual and contract workers.
relinquished the post of President, BSNLEU.
V.A.N. Namboodiri, the chief architect of BSNLEU, who has been holding
the post of the Pesident of the Union since 2010, relinquished it in the
7th All India Conference held at Kolkata, paving way for a younger
comrade to take over that responsibility. Under the stewardship of
com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, BSNL has been saved from the onslaughts of the
government, like unbundling, disinvestment, VRS, etc. Also under his
able leadership, the financial status of the BSNL employees improved
many fold, through an excellent wage revision, better promotional
avenues, etc. Throughout his trade union life, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri
has undergone immense sacrifices, for the wellbeing of the workers. The
7th All India Conference has elected him as the Patron of the Union. The
new team of office-bearers will carry forward the unfinished tasks of
com. V.A.N. Namboodiri.
of the All India Conference released.
The Reception Committee released the
Souvenir of the 7th All India Conference. The Souvenir was released by
com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and the first copy was received by
Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary. The CHQ greatly appreciates the
hard work put in by the Reception Committee for its prompt releasing of
the souvenir. <<view
containing the write ups of com. Moni Bose released.
In the inaugural session of the
7th All India Conference, a book containing the writings of com. Moni
Bose was released. The book was brought out by the Coordination
Committee of BSNL circle Unions/Associations, West Bengal circle. It
also contains the write ups by com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and
com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, about com. Moni Bose. Com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri released the book and the first copy was received by com.
Jyotsana Bose, wife of com. Moni Bose.CHQ appreciates the efforts taken
by the Coordination Committee.
massive seminar, on the revival of BSNL was held in the All India
Conference of BSNLEU on 08.11.2014. Top Management of the Company as
well as the prominent leaders of the BSNL trade union movement
participated in it. The gathering in the seminar was so massive, that
it surprised all the guests. Shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL could not
participate, since he had gone to South Korea. Shri N.K. Gupta, Director
(CFA) and shri Anupam Srivastava, Director (CM) represented the
Corporate Management. Com. Animesh Mitra, Joint General Secretary of the
Reception Committee, welcomed every one. Com. V.A. N.Namboodiri,
President, presided over and delivered the presidential address.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary delivered the key note a dress.
Thereafter, the two Directors of the BSNL Board addressed. This was
followed by the speeches of com. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, com . Prahalad Rai,
GS, AIBSNLEA, com.Seshadri, AGS, NFTE BSNL, com. Alok Nandi, Dy.GS,
FNTO, com. R.C.Pandey, GS, BTEU, com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS and
com.R.Venkataraman, GS, TEPU. Finally, com.Saibal Sengupta, Joint
General Secretary of the Reception Committee proposed vote of thanks. It
is everyone's opinion that this seminar, held in the 7th AIC of BSNLEU,
will greatly strengthen the ongoing efforts of the Forum, to revive
BSNL. The following are the views of the seminar:- <<Views
of the seminar>>
of office-bearers, elected in the All India Conference, held at Kolkata,
from 6th to 9th November, 2014.<<view
upbeat 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU concluded with a fitting
The 7th All India Conference of BSNL
Employees Union ended yesterday the 9th November, with a fitting finale.
The delegates' session came to an end at around 1600 hrs. Totally, 87
delegates participated in the debate, that took place on the report
submitted by the General Secretary. In the end, com. P. Abhimanyu
delivered the summing up speech, replying elaborately to the issues
raised by the delegates. Thereafter, the report was adopted unanimously.
The audited accounts were also adopted unanimously. A number of
resolutions were passed on various issues. The amendments to the Union
Constitution were also adopted unanimously. Finally, unanimous election
of office bearers took place. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri is elected as the
Patron of the Union. Key office-bearers of the Union are as follows.
Com. Balbir Singh (Punjab) is the President, com. P. Abhimanyu is the
General Secretary, com Swapan Chakraborty (NE-1 circle) is the Deputy
General Secretary and com. Saibal Sengupta (Kolkata) is the Treasurer.
The entire proceedings of the Conference has given a new tempo to the
Organisation. The entire delegates and observers have left the
Conference venue, filled with enthusiasm as well as full hope for a
bright future. More reports on the Conference will follow.
lively women's convention conducted in the 7th All India Conference of
A lively women's convention was
conducted in the 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU on 07.11-2014.
Hundreds of women comrades attended the convention, apart from the male
delegates who were attending the Conference. The Convention was presided
over by a 3 member presedium, consisting of com. P. Indira (Tamil Nadu),
com. Bhagyalaksmi (Kerala) and com.Banani Chattopadyay (West Bengal).
Presidential address was delivered by all the 3 members of the Presedium.
Com. Jagmati Sangwan, General Secretary, All India Democratic Women’s
Association (AIDWA) who came to address the Convention, was cheered and
warmly welcomed by the entire house. Com. D. Shylla (NE 2), com.
Sushmita Roy (West Bengal), com. Jothilakshmi (Kerala), com. Rathnambal
(Andaman), com. Rani Beena Prasad (Chennai), com. Sandiya (Pune), com.
Sulochana Basu (Kolkata) and com. Maya Verma (UP-East) participated in
the deliberations. Thereafter, com.Jagmati Sangwan, GS, AIDWA, delivered
a sparkling speech, in which she elaborated the problems being faced by
the working women at home and in work places, especially in this era of
Globalisation. She severely criticised the atrocities being heaped on
women throughout the country, especially in the state of West Bengal,
and called upon the democratic forces to fight against them. Com.
Jagmati also lambasted the communal forces for creating the bogey of
"Love Jihad", which in essence curtails women's right, to their choice
of marriage. Finally, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the convention
and stressed the necessity to form working women's coordination
committees in all circles. He also assured to take up the issues of the
women employees, focussed in the convention,with the Management. The
Convention came to an end with com. Monisha Biswal Kolkata), proposing
the vote of thanks.<<view
Secretary's Report on Activities presented in the 7th All India
The delegates session of the 7th All
India Conference started yesterday the 07-11-2014. Soon after the
session started,the agenda of the Conference was unanimously approved by
the house. Thereafter, com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, delivered his
presidential address. On completion of his address, the President
requested the General Secretary to present the report on activities to
the house. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, addressed the house,
presenting the salient points contained in the report. He dwelt at
length on the struggles conducted by the Union in the murder case of
com.Sukendar Pal Singh, introduction of the New Recognition Rules,
victory achieved in the 6th Membership Verification, revival of BSNL,
struggles conducted by the United Forum on the demands of the
Non-Executives, settlement of the 78.2% IDA merger, formation of the
JAC and the calls for united struggles, circle level conventions on Neo
Liberal Policies etc., trade union class conducted by the K.G.Bose
Memorial and Educational Trust, ITS absorption issue, management of
the K.G.Bose Memorial and Educational Trust, issues of the casual and
contract workers and strengthening of the BSNLCCWF, issues of the
pensioners and strengthening of the AIBDPA, merger of BSNL and MTNL and
the retrograde recommendations of the Deloittee Committee. Com. K. G .
Jayaraj, General Secretary, AIBDPA, addressed the session and greeted
the Conference. He underscored the necessity for close cooperation
between BSNLEU and AIBDPA, for the settlement of the issues of the
retired employees. In the post lunch session, the delegates started
deliberating on the report presented by the General Secretary.<<view
All India Conference of BSNLEU started in Kolkata.
The 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU
started enthusiastically in Panchvati Holiday Resorts at Howra,
Kolkata, yesterday the 06-11-2014. The Conference started with flag
hoisting. National Flag was hoisted by com. V.A.N . Namboodiri,
President. The Red Flag of BSNLEU was hoisted by Com. P. Abhimanyu,
General Secretary. Floral tributes were paid at the martyr’s column.
Revolutionary welcome songs were sung by the cultural troupe of the
Union. The Inaugural session was presided over by com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri, President. A minute's silence was observed to pay homage to
the martyrs. Com. Sisir Bhattacharji, President, Reception Committee,
welcomed every one. Amidst applause, Com. A. K. Padmanabhan, President,
CITU, inaugurated the Conference. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Raj
Bahadur Rawal, President, Telecom Employees of Nepal (TEAN), com. M.
Krishnan, SG, Confederation, com. V. Ramesh, General Secretary, AIIEA,
and com. Saibal Sengupta, Joint Convener, Reception Committee, addressed
the Conference. A book, containing writings on com. Moni Bose, written
by various leaders was released in the Conference. A massive rally took
place after lunch, which culminated into a massive public meeting.<<view
meeting of BSNL Employees Union started at Kolkata.
The 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU
is starting in the Historic city of Kolkata tomorrow the 06-11-2014. As
a prelude to this Conference, the Central Executive Committee meeting of
the Union has started at Kolkata today. The meeting started sharp
at 10:00 hrs, which is being presided over by com.V.A.N. Namboodiri,
President of the Union. Com. Animesh Mitra, Joint General
Secretary, Reception Committee and com. P . Abhimanyu, GS, welcomed all
the CEC members. The meeting stood in silence for a minute, and paid
homage to the leaders who have passed away, since the last All India
Conference. Com . V.A.N . Namboodiri, President, delivered the
Presidential address. Thereafter, the presentation of the report on
activities started and is going on. <<Views
of the meeting>>
CL FOR ALL INDIA CONFERENCE<<click
India Ltd. (CIL) unions to go on strike.
The trade unions of Coal India Ltd. (CIL)
are going on a one day strike on 24.11.2014, opposing disinvestment, as
well as the decision of the government to allow private companies into
commercial coal mining. The Narendra Modi government has already taken a
decision to sell 10% shares of the CIL, through which the government
expects to get Rs.23,600 crore. Further, the government has also passed
an ordinance to allot coal blocks to private companies through
e-auctioning. All these steps are nothing, but privatising CIL. Against
these, the unions in CIL have decided to go on strike. BSNLEU
congratulates the CIL unions.
Anderson and the champion of human rights.
Warren Anderson, the Chief of the Union
Carbide has died. The accident that took place on 3rd December, 1984, in
the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, killed 10,000 people. More than 5
lakh people were injured. Most of these people subsequently died due to
lung cancer, liver disease, kidney failure, etc. However, even when such
a mass killing had taken place, Warren Anderson was able to get bail
immediately after this disaster and left India and went back to US. He
never returned, when Indian court summoned him. Thus, a person
responsible for such a mass murder was able to escape even without the
slightest punishment. Indian government could not even touch him. This
is because, he had the protection of the US government. It is a shame
that the US government protected this butcher. And still, the US
government calls itself as the champion of human rights.
with GM (Estt.)
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan
Chakraborty, AGS met shri R.K. Goyal, GM(Estt.), yesterday and requested
him to take expeditious action on the following issues.
Ground Appointment in AP Circle, commensurating to the educational
qualification of the candidates.
of the pension commutation amount and TTA promotion, to shri Shyam
Narayan Yadav, TM and shri Jammeyjay Lalak Rai, TM, of Varanasi
respectively, against whom fake FIRs, have been launched by the then
payment of three month’s pay advance to the flood affected employees of
releasing of the JTO LICE result of shri Poppat Pradeepkumar, TTA,
Gujarat, which has been wrongly withheld.
settlement of HRA cases of Raniganj (M) and Domohani (CT) at par with
Asansol, West Bengal.
The GM (EStt.) assured to take
appropriate action on these issues.
with Sr.GM (Restg.)
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan
Chakraborty, AGS met Smt. Madhu Arora, Sr.GM (Restg.), yesterday and
launched the Union’s strong protest, for merger of Civil and Electrical
Wings with the SSAs, in Kerala Circle. This is being done as per the
order of CGM, Kerala. The leaders demanded to immediately stop this
process. The Sr.GM (Restg.) assured to do the needful. Further, the
leaders proposed that the PLI and Designation Committee meetings can be
held in the 2nd or 3rd week of November.
demands implementation of the National Council decision on immunity from
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan
Chakraborty, AGS met shri Shameem Aktar, Sr.GM (SR) yesterday and
demanded immediate implementation of the National Council decision on
immunity from transfer. In the last National Council meeting, the Staff
Side demanded that the office-bearers of Non-Executive unions should
also get immunity from transfer for three years, as is being given to
the Executives. They also requested him to release the National Council
minutes without further delay. The Sr.GM (SR) agreed to do the needful.
Office sanctioned Welfare grant for the flood affected employees of
Corporate Office has issued letter for
Welfare grant of Rs.7,000/- to each of the flood affected employees in
Kashmir. BSNLEU has been insisting for Rs.7,000/- Welfare grant to the
Charge as Director (HR), BSNL for shri A.N. Rai extended for six months
Office sends reminders to CGMs for providing information regarding SC/ST
backlog vacancies in the cadres of TTA
and TM. <<view
of Deloittee Committee's recommendation, put on hold in Maharashtra
Consequent upon the severe protest
launched by the unions and associations of Maharashtra circle, against
the decision of the Management to implement Area Offices, as recommended
by the Deloittee Committee, the CGM, Maharashtra has written to the
Corporate Office, asking to keep the decision under abeyance. The CGM
has also written to the unions and associations in Maharashtra circle to
give their views in writing. Further, the CGM is also calling a meeting
of the unions and associations shortly, to discuss this issue.
decides to launch indefinite strike in February, 2015, on the issue of
revival of BSNL.
A meeting of the Forum was held New
Delhi today the 28-10-2014. Com.Islam Ahmed, presided over the meeting.
Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, welcomed all. The meeting expressed it’s
serious concern over the deteriorating condition of BSNL'S financial
position. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the new Minister of
Telecommunications, assured of providing necessary infrastructure
support for BSNL. But, nothing has come. Instead, attacks like merger of
BSNL and MTNL, implementation of the retrograde recommendations of the
Deloittee Committee, formation of a separate tower company, etc., are
coming one after another. Hence, today's Forum meeting decided that it
is a "do or die" situation for us. In one voice, today's meeting decided
to launch an indefinite strike from3rd February, 2015. The meeting also
decided to launch countrywide programme like signature campaign,
propaganda among the public, meeting the MPs, etc are to be carried out
in a massive scale, prior to the strike. Core Committee of the Forum
will meet on 12-11-2014 and the Forum will again meet on 13-11-2014, to
finalise the charter of demands, strike notice, etc. CHQ calls upon the
circle and district unions to ensure that this struggle becomes a
writes to the Corporate Office, demanding to stop the transferring of
civil and electrical staff in Kerala Circle, in the name of merging
civil and electrical wings with the SSAs.<<view
circle conference started at Durg.
The circle conference of Chhattisgarh
circle started at Durg today, the 27.10.2014. The Union Red Flag was
hoisted by com. P.Abhimanyu,GS. A seminar on revitalisation of BSNL
followed this. Com.S.C.Bhattacharya,CS, welcomed everyone. The Seminar
was addressed by com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, com.Dharmaraj Mahapatra, secretary,
CITU, shri K.S.Madanpuri, GM, Durg, and many others. After lunch, the
delegates session started and is going on.
and faulty implementation of ERP in circles.
The ERP is being implemented in circles
in a very hasty and faulty manner, due to which the employees are being
subjected to unnecessary harassments. The issue is separately discussed
with the CMD, as well as with the Senior GM(CIT). Further, the issue was
also taken up and seriously discussed in the National Council meeting
held on 25-09-2014. However, the Management has not taken sufficient
steps to implement a fool-proof ERP. CHQ has once again written to the
CMD on the matter.<<view
delay in releasing minutes of the National Council meeting.
The last National Council meeting was
held on 25-09-2014. Even after the lapse of one month, the Corporate
Office has not released the minutes. Com.P.Abhimanyu, Secretary, Staff
Side, has sought the intervention of the CMD, for getting the minutes
released without further delay.
BSNL management learn lessons from the Infosys CEO?
Vishal Sikka, who has taken over as the
CEO of the software giant Infosys in August, is engaged in a number of
team building exercises, for revitalising the company. We feel that the
BSNL Management should learn some lessons of management from the Infosys
CEO. The most important step taken by Sikka is, engaging with the
employees intensely, through emails. He has even allocated a separate
budget for employee engagement, to sharpen focus on team - building
efforts. Contrary to this, the BSNL management never wants to discuss
matters related to the development of the Company, with the trade
unions, even though the BSNL trade unions are known for their steadfast
struggles for strengthening the Company. Trade unions are the
representatives of the employees in BSNL. It is very unfortunate that
even on very important issues, like the implementation of the decisions
of the Deloittee Committee, the Management does not want to take the
trade unions into confidence. Secondly, Sikka is giving much importance
to re-training and re-skilling the employees, instead of hiring new
employees. In BSNL, requirement is there for fresh recruitment of
employees. At the same time what about re-training the existing work
force? Management has totally forgotten about it. All that BSNL
management is doing for the revival of the Company is, engaging and
re-engaging consultants, spending huge money.
inputs from the Business Line dated 25-10-2014]
Infrastructure Investment Bank formed.
Asian countries, including India and China, have joined together and
have formed the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for this was signed on 24.10.2014 at
Beijing by the representatives of the 21 countries. The United States is
unhappy about the formation of the AIIB, since this will reduce the
dependence of member countries of AIIB on World Bank. The World Bank is
dictating terms to the third world countries, at the behest of multi
national companies. The US has stated that the formation of the AIIB is
ambiguous in nature and lacks transparency. We can understand the
unhappiness of the US.
from The Hidu dated 25.10.2014]
join protest actions in Spain, against austerity measures.
of students, lecturers and parents participated in the countrywide
protest actions, that took part in Spain yesterday the 24.10.2014. They
protested against the austerity measures, increase in university fees as
well as other changes being made in the education system. The European
governments are still reeling under the economic crisis that started in
2008. However, they are spending billions of dollars to bail out the
corporates and are shifting the burdens of the crisis, on the working
people, in the name of austerity measures.
from the Business Line dated 25.10.2014]
of the Coal mines.
The Narendra Modi government has issued an
ordinance on 20.10.2014, to allocate coal blocks to private companies
through “e-auctions”. It may be recollected that the Supreme Court had
cancelled the 214 coal blocks, allocated by the UPA-II government,
showing favouritism to private companies. However, the decision of the
Narendra Modi govt. to reallocate this coal blocks to private companies
through e-auctioning is nothing but de-nationalisation
of the coal mines, which
were nationalised in 1973, through the “Coal Nationalisation Act of
1973”. Under this circumstance a strong demand is being raised, even
within the Coal Ministry, that the coal blocks should be allocated to
the State government owned mining companies and State owned captive
from the Business Line dated 25.10.2014]
of Forum with Secretary, DOT on Revival of BSNL and on 78.2% IDA
Fixation for Pensioners
Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, Forum
of BSNL Unions and Associations, met Secretary DOT, Sri Rakesh Garg
today and discussed about the Revival of BSNL and connected matters.
Com. Namboodiri pointed out the need for urgent financial assistance to
BSNL from the government so that it can purchase equipment, develop and
expand the services. He stated that it was because of the equipment
crunch from 2006 onward, due to the cancellation of the 45 million
mobile tender, that BSNL started down sliding. He requested that the
refund of spectrum charges coming to more than Rs. 6,000 crores and also
the USOF allotment of Rs. 1,250 crores in lieu of ADC may be paid at the
earliest. Secretary DOT stated that the government will certainly help
BSNL for its revival and the issues stated will be taken care of. At the
same time, he mentioned that there are several complaints about the
services to the public, which have to be improved a lot. He mentioned
his own experience while in UP as also in Delhi. He appreciated the
workers of Kerala for better service and profit. Com. Namboodiri
explained in brief about the action and propaganda being made among the
workers by the Forum for improving the services through which the
services are improving.
Com. Namboodiri placed before the
Secretary DOT about the hardship of the BSNL pensioners due to delay on
settlement of the 78.2% IDA fixation for pre-2007 as also post-2007
pensioners. He requested that the Cabinet Note as required by the
Department of Expenditure be prepared early and submitted to the cabinet
for taking a decision. Secretary agreed to look in to the matter and
expedite the same. Com. Namboodiri thanked the Secretary DOT for the
meeting and requested that such meetings may be granted in future also.
Meets CMD BSNL on 24-10-2014
Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, Forum
of BSNL Unions and Associations met Shri A.N.Rai, CMD BSNL and discussed
about the Revival of BSNL and connected matters. He asked the CMD not to
implement the M/s Deloittee Committee recommendations with out
discussing with the Forum and unions/associations. He also requested to
keep in abeyance the orders issued for implementing the concept of SSAs
in Maharashtra. CMD assured that a meeting with the Forum will be held
shortly to discuss the issues in detail. Com.Namboodiri pointed out the
non-implementation of labour laws with regard to the casual and contract
workers and requested to ensure their implementation. Com.Namboodiri
requested for grant of liberal assistance to the employees of Jammu and
Kashmir who have lost all in the recent drastic flood. CMD assured that
whatever assistance is given by the state government to its employees
will be given to the BSNL employees by the management.
India Conference - Circle Secretaries are requested to come with
One of the important tasks that the
forthcoming All India Conference will undertake will be, to assess the
strength of BSNLEU in various circles and also to decide ways and means
to strengthen the same. Hence, Circle Secretaries are requested to come
to the AIC with the district wise details of BSNLEU’s paid members and
also the paid members of other unions and associations. Circle
Secretaries are requested to collect these informations well in advance
from the District Secretaries, and to come to the AIC with the details.
India Conference rally- Circle and District Secretaries are requested to
come with banners.
A powerful rally will take place in the
All India Conference at Kolkata. The rally will be held on 06.11.2014.
It will culminate into a public meeting, which will be addressed by
com.Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU, and other leaders. To make the
rally impressive and colourful, the Circle and District Secretaries are
requested to come with their banners.
Office letter on providing name, mobile no., phone/fax no., email-id of
the signing authority while making correspondences with BSNL Corporate
per cent of the winners in Haryana assembly election are crorepatis.
83 per cent of the winners in the
Haryana assembly election are crorepatis. 75 of the total 90 newly
elected MLAs are crorepatis. BJP is leading this list. BJP's Faridabad
MLA is the richest of all the MLAs with Rs.106 crore asset worth. 40 out
of the 47 BJP MLAs are crorepatis. Similarly, 14 out of the 15 MLAs of
the Congress and 13 INLD MLAs are crorepatis. Average asset value of the
BJP MLAs is Rs.10.50 crore. Average asset value of the Congress MLAs is
Rs.12.45 crore. Average asset value of the INLD MLAs is Rs.13.01 crore.
Let us hope that all these crorepatis will work in the interest of the
poor of this country.
Office asked details of casual labours including TSMs from all circles.<<click
IQ RATES Circular<<click
PAYMENT OF DUES<<click
BSNLMRS CARD TO INVALID PENSIONERS<<click
JAC Memorandum against Delloitte pilot project Submitted to CGM
JAC met today at Circle office Mumbai against the Delloitte Pilot
and Open Session of the All India Conference to take place on
The Reception Committee of the 7th All
India Conference has decided, that the rally and Open Session will take
place on 06-11-2014. One rally will start from the venue of the AIC,
i.e., Telecom Factory, Alipore. Another rally will start
from R.N.Mukherjee road, Dalhousie. Both the rallies will meet at
Rani Rashmoni avenue, Esplanade, where the Open Session will take
Committee meeting of the 7th All India Conference held at Kolkata.
The Reception Committee meeting of the
7th All India Conference was held in the CTO Telecom Institute hall at
Kolkata. The meeting was presided over by com.Sisir Bhattacharji, President
of the Reception Committee. Com.A.K Bhattacharji, Patron of the
Reception Committee was present. Com.Animesh Mitra and com.Saibal
Sengupta, Joint General Secretaries of the Reception Committee, welcomed
all. The meeting was addressed by com.Sisir Bhattacharji, com.A.K.
Bhattacharji, com.Animesh Mitra, com.Adhir Kumar Sen (Working President)
com.Saibal Sengupta, com.Omprakash Singh (Treasurer ) and com.Paritosh
Dutta, Convener, Food Committee. Finally, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed
the comrades. The preperations being done for the 7th All India
Conference was reviewed. The members of the Reception Committee are
enthusiastic and are hopeful of making the Conference a historic
success. The following are the views of the meeting.<<view
struggle in Maharashtra circle, to stall the implementation of Deloittee
BSNL Corporate Office has taken
arbitrary decision to implement the recommendations of the Deloittee
Committee in Maharashtra circle. Neither the unions and associations at
the All India level, nor at the circle level, are consulted in this
regard. BSNLEU, Maharashtra circle union, has already written to the
CGM, Maharashtra, expressing it's strong protest. It has also demanded
to keep the implementation under abeyance, pending consultation with the
unions. Further, the unions and associations of Maharashtra circle are
meeting at Mumbai on 20-10-2014, to chalk out agitational programme, to
stall the implementation of the Deloittee Committee's recommendations.
N.Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh, appreciated BSNL,
for the excellent service rendered by it, in the flood hit areas.
Vishakapatnam and it's surrounding
areas were severely damaged, when the cyclone Hud Hud hit coastal Andhra
Pradesh. From the media we were able know the extent of damage caused by
the cyclone. Services like telecommunications, electricity etc. were
damaged in a massive scale. However, BSNL, Andhra Pradesh, plunged into
action, and telecom services were restored very quickly, and also much
ahead of other private telecom operators. This helped the government
authorities in a big way, to carry out relief and rehabilitation works.
BSNL was appreciated by all, including the media. More importantly, shri
N.Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, spoke to shri V.Srinivasan, CGM,
AP, personally and conveyed his appreciation. This is a matter of pride
for the entire BSNL family. CHQ appreciates the entire employees, as
well as the officers of Andhra Pradesh Circle, for this great
performance. We reproduce hereunder, the sms sent to our circle
secretary, com.J.Sampathrao, in this regard, by shri V.Srinivasan, CGM,
Special CL for circle office bearers meeting<<click
Office seeks the views of the circles, on the demand of the Staff Side,
National Council, to modify the Transfer Policy.<<view
Secretary attending meeting of the Reception Committee
of the 7th AIC.
A meeting of the Reception Committee of
the 7th All India
Conference of BSNLEU, is being held at Kolkata tomorrow the 18.10.2014.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, is attending the meeting and will be reviewing
the preparations being made for the All India Conference.
of the Reception Committee of the 7th AIC.
The Reception Committee of the 7th All
India Conference of BSNLEU has opened a website and has been linked with
the CHQ website. The web address is www.bsnleu.wix.com/seventhaic.Comrades
are requested to visit the site.
severely condemns the decision of the Management to implement the
recommendation of Deloittee Committee in Maharashtra.
The BSNL Management has taken decision
to implement the recommendation of the Deloittee Committee, to convert
the SSAs into Area Offices. Of course, it is stated in the letter that
this recommendation is being implemented on pilot basis. It is most
condemnable that the Management has taken this decision without making
any consultation with the Unions. BSNLEU, together with other Unions and
Associations will fight this out.<<view
subscriber base crosses
The number of telephone subscribers in
India has increased from 946.4 million in July, 2014 to 951.84 million
in August, 2014, according to the statement of TRAI. In this, share of
the private telecom operators has crossed 90%. The market share of BSNL
and MTNL put together comes to 9.84%. However, both the PSUs dominate
the landline segment, with 76.41% market share.
is the first to restore services in the Hud Hud cyclone hit region.
“After severely hit by the Hud Hud
cyclone in the north coastal Andhra Pradesh, telecom companies are
restoring their services in phases. While the Public Sector BSNL was the
first to restore the services, Airtel and Vodafone have said that they
are able to revive the services in some parts.”
Implementation of Delloitte report in Maharashtra letter<<click
Implementation of Delloitte report in Maharashtra Annexeture D<<click
Office letter on corrective action in the matter of pay fixation of
serving / retiring and retired officers.<<view
Office letter on recognition of majority representative Association of
serving executive employees in BSNL.<<view
Muslim unity and inter-marriage.
Communal forces are active, dividing
the people of the country, in the name of religion. A “Hindu-Muslim”
divide is being created by communal forces, for political gains. Such a
communal divide leads to violence and blood-shed. It divides the working
masses and weakens the working class unity irreparably. “Love Jihad” is
an issue taken up by the communal forces, in their agenda to divide the
people. Saif Ali Khan, a noted film artiste has written an article on
this issue, in the Indian Express dated 15.10.2014. Apart from
inter-marriage, he has discussed a host of other issues connected with
communal harmony. We reproduce the article, for the benefit of our
suffered a loss of Rs.400 crore in the Kashmir floods.
BSNL has suffered a loss of Rs.400
crore in the recent Kashmir floods. This is disclosed by Shri D.K.
Agarwal, GMTD, Kashmir. He has stated the 95 landline exchanges out of
99 exchanges have since been restored. As regards mobile service, the
GMTD stated that out of 477 BTS in Kashmir, currently 340 BTS are
Casual Contract Workers Federation conducted powerful March to Corporate
The BSNLCCWF conducted a powerful March
to the Corporate Office today the 15.10.2014. Casual and Contract
Workers participated in large numbers who had come from various circles.
The programme started at the Eastern Court, with a demonstration and
meeting. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF, presided over it.
Com. A.K. Padmanabhan, President, CITU delivered the inaugural address.
The meeting was addressed by Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com. Tapas Ghosh, SG, BSNLCCWF and com. Animesh
Mitra, Dy.GS, BSNLEU. Thereafter, the March to Corporate Office started.
On reaching Corporate Office, an effective demonstration took place. A
memorandum on the burning problems of the Casual and Contract Workers
was presented to Shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL, by a delegation consisting of
com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com.
Tapas Ghosh, SG, BSNLCCWF, com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, com. S.C.
Bhattacharya, Treasurer, BSNLEU and com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS,
BSNLEU. The programme ended with another round of demonstration at
Eastern Court. BSNLEU congratulates the hundreds of contract and casual
workers who came from the nooks and corners of the country to
participate in the programme.<<view
Office calls for particulars related to implementation of EPF, ESI etc.,
Based on the complaint of the BSNL
Casual and Contract Workers Federation, to the Parliamentary Standing
Committee on labour, in the meeting held on 29.09.2014, that EPF and ESI
are not being implemented for the contract workers in BSNL, Corporate
Office has called for particulars in this regard from CGMs.<<view
endorsed the Gazatte Notification on enhancement of statutory wage
ceiling to Rs.15,000/- from existing limit of Rs.6,500/-<<EPF
Office letter on vacancy position in the grade of Junior Accounts
officer as on 30.09.2014.<<click
writes to CMD BSNL, demanding withdrawal of the Corporate Office letter
which bans demonstrations,
issued orders for IDA increase w.e.f. 01.10.2014.<<click
Council meeting letter<<click
Office letter to all CGM's on shortage of SIMs in the circles.<<click
Office letter to all Heads of Circles on details of Casual labourers.<<click
served strike notice on CMD BSNL, to go on One Day strike on 27.11.2014.
As per the decision taken in
yesterday’s JAC meeting, the leaders of the JAC served the strike notice
on CMD BSNL today the 08.10.2014. Since the CMD was not available in the
office, the notice was delivered in his office. All the major Unions and
Associations of the Non-Executives have signed this strike notice. Some
organizations could not reach Delhi to sign the strike notice. However,
they will also be serving the strike notice separately.<<view
India Centre meeting of BSNLEU held.
A meeting of the All India Centre of
BSNLEU was held today the 07.10.2014. The meeting reviewed the
preparations being made for conducting the 7th All India Conference at
Kolkata. The meeting reiterated the decisions of the CEC meeting held at
Rajkot and the Central Secretariat meeting held at New Delhi, to admit
only elected delegates and permitted observers in the forthcoming All
decides to go on One Day strike on 27.11.2014.
A meeting of the JAC took place at New
Delhi today the 07.10.2014. It was presided over by Com. Chandeswar
Singh, President, JAC. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener, JAC, welcomed
everyone and initiated the discussion. The meeting reviewed the dharna
held on 23.09.2014 and the 2 hour walkout conducted on 30.09.2014, and
congratulated the entire Non-Executives, as well as the leaders, for
making both the struggles successful. The meeting expressed its extreme
unhappiness over the adamant and negative attitude of the BSNL
Management towards settlement of the genuine demands. The meeting
decided to give call for One Day strike on 27.11.2014. The strike notice
will be served on CMD BSNL tomorrow the 08.10.2014.
Office letter on calculation of monthly contribution towards cost of
pension payable in respect of BSNL absorbed employees.<<click
circular on 7th Al
India Conference to be held Kolkata from 6th to
writes to Corporate Office on the delay in implementation of the
decision of the National Council, in respect of payment of pay advance
to the employees of J&K Circle.<<view
writes to Corporate Office on granting financial assistance from Welfare
Board to the flood affected employees of J&K Circle.<<view
of advertisements, for the souvenir to be released in the 7th All
The Reception Committee of the 7th All
India Conference, to be held at Kolkata, has decided to release a
souvenir at the time of the Conference. Tariff coupons, for
collection of the advertisements, have already been distributed to all
the circle unions. CHQ requests all the circle unions to extend their
helping hand to the Reception Committee, by collection of
advertisements. After collection of the advertisements, the same may be
sent to the Reception Committee promptly.
meeting of the JAC to be held on 07-10-2014
The next meeting of the Joint Action
Committee of the Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives (JAC),
will take place at New Delhi on 07-10-2014. The meeting will review the
dharna programme conducted on 23-09-2014, as well as the 2 hour walk out
that took place on 30.09.2014. The earlier meeting of the JAC, that was
held on 05.09.2014, had already decided that a one day strike would be
organised in the month of November, if there is no improvement in the
settlement of the issues. Hence, the JAC meeting, that is to be held
on 07.10.2014 is a crucial one.
Office letter on Compassionate Ground Appointment - Change of procedure.<<view
is International Day of Action today.
International Day of Action is being
observed all over the world, as per the call of the World Federation of
Trade Unions ( WFTU ), highlighting one of the most burning issues being
faced by mankind, viz., unemployment. Endorsing the call of the
WFTU, the BSNLEU has called on the circle and district unions to
observe International Day of Action, by conducting special
meetings at Circle and district levels. In such of those Places where
the Central Trade Unions organise this programme, our comrades shall
join them in large numbers. Circle and district unions are requested to
effectively organise the programme and send reports and photos to the
wishes a very happy Dassera / Pooja to all the comrades.
CHQ conveys best wishes and warm
greetings to all the comrades and their families on the occasion of
Dassera / Pooja. Let these festivals bring joy to all the people, and
peace and progress to the nation.
the change that you wish to see in the world."
The nation is celebrating the birth
anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today. BSNLEU joins the nation to pay it's
respectful homage to the Mahatma. At the same time, we wish to remind
all, the golden words that Mahatma told about change. He told, " Be the
change that you wish to see in the world." Following this message will
be the fittest tribute that we can pay to the Mahatma. Let us become
part of the change, that we wish to see in the world
with CMD BSNL
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri A.N.
Rai, CMD BSNL, today the 01.10.2014 and discussed the following issues.
GS sought the immediate intervention of the CMD BSNL, in the
victimizations being caused to the members of BSNLEU in Varanasi
District, of UP (East) Circle, for participation in trade union action.
He pointed out that DCRG and pension commutation of retirees are being
with held and promotion is denied to the officials who have passed TTA
exam and completed training. The CMD assured to make necessary
GS pointed out that payment of three months salary advance to the flood
affected employees of Kashmir, as was assured in the National Council
meeting held on 25.09.2014, has not yet been made. Further the GS also
demanded that welfare grant of Rs.7,000/- should also be paid to the
flood affected employees of the Kashmir. (This is as per the decision of
the latest meeting of the Welfare Board.)
Office keeps the gag order under abeyance.
As per the assurance given by the
Director (HR) in the National Council meeting held on 25.09.2014, the SR
Branch letter, banning demonstrations, dharna etc. is kept under
abeyance. We heartily thank Shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR).<<view
writes to Corporate Office, requesting to grant special casual leave to
the CEC members and delegates for the 7th All India Conference and CEC
for holding CEC meeting as a prelude to the 7th All
is learnt that IDA increase w.e.f.01.10.2014 will be 6.9%. With this the
total IDA payable will become 98.2%.
walk out in BSNL Corporate Office.
The call for two hour walk out received
a very good response in the BSNL Corporate Office also. The CHQ, as well
as the circle office bearers of BSNLEU and NFTE, did very good campaign
for the walk out. As a result, employees participated in a large number
in the walk out as well in the demonstration. CHQ heartily congratulates
the comrades of the Corporate Office.<<view
hours walk-out: a tremendous success.
The call of the JAC, for a two hour
walk-out today, got a overwhelming support from the Non-Executives. The
walk-out has become a resounding success throughout the country. Reports
have come from Andaman & Nicobar, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam, Chennai,
Rajasthan, UP (West), Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kolkata, West
Bengal, Kerala and Odisha circles, where almost the entire
Non-Executives have participated in the walk-out. The pattern is the
same in other circles also. CHQ salutes all the circle and district
unions for this performance.<<view
writes to CMD BSNL, regarding the non-implementation of the decisions
taken in the National Council meeting.<<view
issues notification for the 7th All
India Conference to be held at Kolkata from 6th to
2 hour walk out successfully tomorrow.
As per the call of the JAC, a 2 hour
walk out by the Non-Executives of BSNL will take place tomorrow the
30.09.2014, between 1100 hrs and 1300 hrs. CHQ calls upon the circle and
district unions to take the last minute efforts, to make the walk-out a
grand success. During the walk-out, effective demonstrations may also be
organized. Reports and photos may be sent to the CHQ promptly.
Office guidelines to the circles on commonly committed mistakes in
implementation of ERP and the resolutions for them.<<view
brief note on the discussions held in the National Council meeting, took
place on 25.09.2014.<<click
issues duplicate SIM free of
costs in flood hit areas of J&K Circle.<<view
Office letter on Rule 8 transfer being considered at Circle Level.<<view
of the Staff Side of the National Council held.
As a prelude to the National Council
meeting to be held tomorrow the 25.09.2014, a meeting of the Staff Side,
National Council, was held at New Delhi, today the 24.09.2014. Members
of the Staff Side participated in the meeting and made a thorough
discussion of the items to be discussed with the Management in
tomorrow’s National Council meeting.
Branch of Corporate Office imposes blanket ban on demonstrations,
The SR Branch of Corporate Office, vide
it’s letter dated 18th September, 2014, as issued direction to all the
CGM’s to impose dies-non on the employees who participate in protest
actions such as demonstration, dharna etc. CHQ vehemently condemns this
authoritarian attitude of the SR Branch, which wants to take away the
fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution of the India, viz.,
Right to Assembly. This case will be appropriately taken up with the
massive rallies to the offices of CGMs as per the call of the BSNL CCWF.
BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation
(BSNL CCWF), has called upon to hold rallies to CGM offices tomorrow the
25.09.2014. The Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU held on 20.07.2014
at New Delhi has endorsed this call and has called upon the circle and
district unions of BSNLEU to mobilise the regular employees massively in
this march. CHQ once again calls upon all the circle and district
secretaries to make tomorrow’s “March to CGM Office” programme a grand
writes to Corporate Office for issuing Presidential Orders to the 38
left out RMs of Assam Circle.<<<view
writes to CMD BSNL protesting the imposed ban by SR Branch on
demonstration, dharnas etc.<<<view
Office letter on holding of Special Recruitment Drive (SRD) for filling
up backlog vacancies of JTO (Telecom/Civil/Electrical) for persons with
Secretary's leter to CGM regarding Bhandara SSA.<<click
dharna organized at Corporate Office.
As per the call of the JAC, an
impressive dharna was organized at Bharat Sanchar Bhawan (Corporate
Office). The UP (West) Circle Union and the Haryana circle union of
BSNLEU, had mobilised a large number of comrades for the dharna. Com. C.
Singh, President, JAC, presided over the dharna and delivered his
speech. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener, JAC, addressed the gathering and
explained in detail, about the demands and the negative attitude of the
Management, towards them. The dharna is also addressed by com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri, President, BSNLEU, com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com.
Sunil Gautam, Dy. GS, SNATTA, com. K.G. Jayaraj, GS, AIBDPA, com.
Mallikarjun, leader, BSNL MS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, BSNLEU, com.
R.K. Kohli, GS, NFTBE, com. B.D. Sharma, Acting GS, FNTOBEA and com.
R.K. Ram, GS, BTU. Com. Naresh, SNATTA, proposed vote of thanks.<<views
of the dharna>>
programme successfully held throughout the country.
Accepting the call of the JAC, dharnas
have been organized very effectively in all the circles. Karnataka,
Kerala, Rajasthan, Assam, Gujarat, NE-1, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, UP
(West), Odisha, Maharashtra and Telecom Factory (Richhai) circles have
sent reports of holding the dharna programme successfully. CHQ congrats
all the circle and district unions, for implementing the call
of the dharna>>
leaders met the CMD and demanded immediate intervention to restore
normalcy in Kerala circle.
The leaders of the JAC of the
Non-Executives met Shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL and Shri N.K. Gupta, Director
(CFA) and discussed about the deteriorating situation in Kerala circle.
The leaders pointed out that due to the adamant and arrogant attitude of
the CGM, Kerala, an abnormal situation has arisen, as a result of which
services are deteriorating day by day. The CMD assured that he would
make necessary intervention. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener, JAC, com. C.
Singh, President, JAC, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, BSNLEU, com.
Swapan Chakraborty, AGS, BSNLEU, com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com.
R.K. Kohli, GS, NFTBE, com. Mallikarjun, BSNL MS and com. R.K. Ram, GS,
BTU are the JAC leaders who met the CMD. Earlier, the leaders met the
SNEA leaders, who are on indefinite fast, and expressed their
bulletin for observing International Day of Action.
BSNLEU has released bulletins in
English as well as in Hindi, for observing International Day of Action.
These bulletins have already been dispatched to all the circle and
district unions. If required, these bulletins can also be downloaded
from the website for making photo copies.<<English>>> / <<Hindi>>
writes to the CMD BSNL seeking his immediate intervention to arrest the
deteriorating situation in Kerala circle.<<<view
nationwide dharna programme today! Hold it massively!!
As per the call of the JAC, nationwide
dharna programme is taking place today, demanding immediate settlement
of the long pending demands of the Non-Executives. CHQ calls upon all
the comrades to organise the programme massively and to send the right
message to the Management. Send report and photos immediately to the
CHQ. Congratulations in advance.
two day conference of BSNLEU, Chennai Circle, started enthusiastically.<<<click