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Text Box: BSNL List  of Holidays Calendar - 2016

 
  
   
Pioneer of the P&T Trade Union Movement : Coms. Henry Barton, Babu Tarapada Mukherjee, Dada Ghosh, K.G. Bose, N.J. Iyer & K. Adinarayana

 

           Henry Barton    Babu Tarapada Mukherjee   Dada B.N. Ghosh          Com. K.G. Bose            Com. N.J. Iyer          Com. K. Adinarayana
 

BSNL Employees Union (CHQ), New Delhi

Last Updated on 25.07.2016 [15:45 hrs]

[25.07.2016]Non-allotment of funds by Corporate Office for payment of GPF advance.

It was belatedly brought to the notice of the CHQ that Corporate Office has not allotted funds to the circles for the payment of GPF advance. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, discussed this issue with shri Y.N. Singh, GM (T&BFCI), today. The GM (T&BFCI) replied that funds were not allotted this month due to heavy shortage of funds. Moreover, he told that the Corporate Office has already started taking steps to allot funds for the payment of this months salary, and told as such nothing could be done now. The issue of non-allotment of funds should have been brought to the notice of the CHQ much earlier. 

 

[25.07.2016]Com. Tapan Sen, MP & GS, CITU, raises BSNL’s strategic sale issue in the Parliament.

The NITI Aayog’s proposal for making disinvestment in BSNL, through the strategic sale route was opposed by Com. Tapan Sen, MP & GS, CITU, in the Rajya Sabha today. Com. Tapan Sen, raised this issue in the Rajya Sabha today during the ‘Zero Hour’ and strongly opposed the proposal of the NITI Aayog to make disinvestment in BSNL through the strategic sale route. BSNLEU heartily thanks com. Tapan Sen, MP & GS, CITU, for raising the issue in the Parliament.  

 

[25.07.2016]Resolutions of the CEC meeting of BSNLEU held at New Delhi from 18th to 20th July, 2016. 

1)      Resolution on the one day General Strike to be held on 2nd September, 2016.<<click here>>

2)      Resolution on Wage Revision from 01.01.2017.<<click here>>

3)      Resolution on Communal harmony.<<click here>>

4)      Resolution on pending problems of the Non-Executives in BSNL.<<click here>>

5)      Resolution on Revival of BSNL.<<click here>>

 

[25.07.2016]All Union / Association meeting today against NITI Aayog’s proposal for strategic sale.

As has already been informed, a meeting of all Unions / Associations will be held today at 16:00 hrs., to discuss and decide about, protest action against NITI Aayog’s proposal for making strategic sale in BSNL. Venue of the meeting is BSNL MS office, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi. All are requested to kindly attend the meeting.

 

[23.07.2016]Tour programme of Central Office bearers for organising campaign for the 2nd September General Strike.

The CEC meeting held at New Delhi has decided that circle level conventions should be organised in all circles, for effectively mobilising employees in the 2nd September General Strike. The All India Centre meeting held today has finalised that the following Central Office bearers will attend conventions, together with the Central Office bearers stationed in those circles:-

 

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS    - Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, UP (West),                                                                      Gujarat, Odisha, Haryana, NTR and Jharkhand.

 

Com. Balbir Singh, President               - Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and UP (East). 

 

Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS

& Com. R.S. Chauhan, Org. Secretary- Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, NE- I and Bihar. 

 

Com. P. Asokababu, Vice President  - Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. 

 

Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President   - West Bengal, Assam and Chhattisgarh. 

 

Circle Secretaries are requested to immediately contact the Central Office bearers allotted to their circles and to fix the date for the circle level convention. It is desirable that all the circle level conventions are completed before 20.08.2016. Immediately after the circle level conventions, district level conventions should also be organised in all circles. 

[23.07.2016]Forum writes to the Prime Minister demanding to drop the proposal of the NITI Aayog for strategic sale in BSNL.<<view letter>>

[23.07.2016]DoT issues order, rescinding the 60% ceiling on government’s liability to pay pension/family pension to BSNL retirees.

In implementation of the Cabinet decision taken on 05.07.2016, the DoT has issued order, rescinding the 60% ceiling on government’s liability to pay pension/family pension to BSNL retirees. The order says, “The condition that the annual pension liability of the government shall not exceed 60% of the annual receipts of Government from the items specified in the O.M. dated 15.06.2006, is hereby rescinded.” Thus, the hurdles that were created by the government, in the payment of government pension to BSNL retirees, are wiped out. Hearty congrats to all.<<view order>>

 

[23.07.2016]Victory celebration and circle level convention at Jamshedpur on 30th July, 2016.

The CHQ of BSNLEU, by organising a powerful hunger strike at Corporate Office, has successfully cancelled the order issued to com. Ram Naresh Prasad, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Jamshedpur, transferring him to Dumkha, which is 300 KMs away from Jamshedpur. Com. Ram Naresh Prasad has since joined duty at Jamshedpur, after a gap of more than 8 months. To celebrate this victory, Jharkhand circle union is organising a victory celebration at Jamshedpur on 30.07.2016.  Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, is addressing this programme. This programme will also be utilised to effectively organise the forthcoming 2nd September, General Strike. 

 

[23.07.2016]BSNLEU urges Director (HR) to take steps for expeditiously holding the PLI committee meeting.

Com. P. Abihmanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) yesterday and bitterly complained about the inordinate delay in convening the PLI committee meeting, for finalising a new PLI formula. The representatives pointed out that hardly 2 months are left out for the festival season, and told the Director (HR) that the Management would be solely responsible for the delay in framing a new PLI formula. The Director (HR) directed the GM (SR) to immediately convene the PLI committee meeting. 

 

[23.07.2016]Director (HR) urged to put an end to the discrimination in the allotment of quarters at Darbhanga SSA in Bihar circle.

The BSNLEU representatives who met the Director (HR) yesterday, complained that blatant discrimination being shown by the GM, Darbhanga, in the allotment of staff quarters, and requested her to immediately intervene on the matter, so as to put an end to the discrimination. The Director (HR) has advised the GM (SR) to look into the matter. 

 

[23.07.2016]Director (HR) urged to ensure expeditious settlement of the victimisations at Varanasi.

The Director (HR) was urged by the BSNLEU representatives, who met her yesterday, to make necessary intervention in settling the victimisations that have been imposed on the leaders and functionaries of BSNLEU, at Varanasi, consequent to the filing of forged FIRs. The Director (HR) has assured to do the needful. 

 

[23.07.2016]BSNLEU urges the Director (HR) to intervene in the case of vindictive transfers issued in Mathura SSA.

G.P. Tripati, GM, Mathura, has already been transferred to Gorakhpur. Under this circumstance, the GM, Mathura, has issued transfers to a large number of comrades of BSNLEU. The GM, Mathura, is also not paying heed to the instructions of the CGM, UP (West). The BSNLEU representatives who met Director (HR) yesterday, urged her to make necessary intervention on this issue. The Director (HR) spoke to the CGM, UP(West) and gave strict instructions to do the needful immediately.  

 

[23.07.2016]Director (HR) urged to immediately appoint a full-fledged GM (SR) in the Corporate Office.

There is no full-fledged GM (SR) in the Corporate Office, after the retirement of shri Shameem Akhtar. Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (Restg.) is looking after as GM (SR) also. Due to the non-availability of a full-fledged GM (SR) in the BSNL Corporate Office, there is slow progress in the issues to be dealt by the GM (SR). The representatives of BSNLEU who met the Director (HR) yesterday, urged upon her to ensure expeditious posting of a full-fledged GM (SR) in the Corporate Office. The Director (HR) directed the GM (Pers.) to do the needful in this regard. 

 

[23.07.2016]Meeting of all Unions and Associations to be held on 25.07.2016, to discuss about the strategic sale issue in BSNL.

A meeting of all Unions and Associations has been called on, to be held at 16:00 hrs. on 25.07.2016, in the BSNL MS office, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi, to discuss about the NITI Aayog’s proposal for disinvestment in BSNL, through the strategic sale route. The Indian Express dated 20.07.2016, reported that the NITI Aayog is considering to recommend disinvestment in BSNL, through the strategic sale route. This created a wide spread resentment among the BSNL employees. Hence, to cool down the employees, as well as the Unions and Associations, on 20th evening itself the NITI Aayog issued a press statement, denying any proposal to recommend strategic sale in BSNL. However, everyone knows that the NITI Aayog’s refutal is only a tactics to cool down the resentment. Hence, all the Unions and Associations of BSNL are requested to attend the meeting on 25th and to plan for the action programme to save BSNL from disinvestment.  

 

[23.07.2016]BSNLEU, Andhra Pradesh circle union, wins in the review of the results of JTO LICE 2013 case.

A judgement was delivered by the Hon’ble Andhra Pradesh High Court yesterday in favour of BSNLEU, Andhra Pradesh circle union, in the review of the results of JTO LICE 2013 case. The recommendations given by the ‘Experts Committee’ of AP circle, for review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013 were not accepted by the CGM, AP circle. BSNLEU, AP circle union filed a case in the Hon’ble CAT, Hyderabad, praying implementation of the recommendations of the Experts Committee. Judgement was given in favour of the Union. However, the CGM, AP circle, instead of implementing the Hon’ble CAT judgement, appealed against it in the Hon’ble AP High Court. In this case, judgement was delivered yesterday, directing the CGM, AP circle to implement the order of the Hon’ble CAT. CHQ heartily congratulates BSNLEU, AP circle union for wining in the legal battle.  

 

[23.07.2016]BSNL Corporate Office directs the CGMs not to take further action on the results declared in the case of the candidates who are provisionally admitted to appear in the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016.

The BSNL Corporate Office has directed the CGMs not to take further action on the results declared in the case of the candidates who are provisionally admitted to appear in the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016. In the meanwhile, the Corporate Office has also called for details from all the CGMs, a status report on the court case filed/pending in their respective circles, with regards to the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016. We understand that, the Corporate Office will take a holistic view in declaring the results of the candidates who are provisionally admitted, on receipt of status reports from the CGMs. BSNLEU will press the Corporate Management to declare the results of the provisionally admitted candidates and depute them for training.<<view letter>> 

 

[23.07.2016]Meeting held between the Core Committee of the Forum and CMD BSNL to finalise the modalities of the district level processions to be held on 10.8.2016.  

The Forum, in it’s meeting held on 23.06.2016, has already decided to organise district level processions on 10.08.2016, to intensify the “Service With A Smile” (SWAS) programme and also to popularise the various products and schemes of BSNL among the public. This decision was discussed with the CMD BSNL, and it has been decided to conduct the programme by both the Management and the employees. In this regard, a discussion took place yesterday, between the Core Committee of the Forum and CMD BSNL. Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) was also present. Core Committee members, com. P. Abhimanyu, Convenor, Forum, com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA and com. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, participated. Modalities for conducting the district level processions to be held on 10.08.2016, were finalised in this meeting. The Corporate Office will issue a circular to the field units in this regard.

  

[23.07.2016]The Central Executive Committee of BSNLEU resolves to donate Rs.75,000/- to the WFTU.

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) has called for donations from affiliated unions, to improve it’s financial position. The Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, held at New Delhi from 18th to 20th July, 2016, unanimously decided to donate 1,000 Euros (Rs.75,000/-) as the union’s contribution to the WFTU. 

 

[23.07.2016]Corporate Office issues guidelines for considering requests of BSNL employees for deputation to outside organisations.<<click here>>

 

[22.07.2016]JTO LICE held on 22-05-2016 - Corporate Office calls for details of court cases.

As regards declaration of the left out results of the JTO LICE held on 22-05-2016, BSNLEU is insisting that the results of the candidates, who are provisionally allowed to appear in the exam, and whose TTA exam was held up to 31-03-2008, should be declared. Now, Director(HR) has directed the Establishment Branch of the Corporate Office, to call for the complete details of the court cases filed in various circles on the matter, so as to take a final decision. Accordingly letter is sent to all the CGMs calling for the details.<<< view letter>>>

 

[22.07.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR) demanding to end discrimination in allotment of quarters by GM, Darbhanga.<<view letter>>

 

[21.07.2016]GM (Restg.) once again urged to convene meeting of the PLI Committee. 

Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, met shri. A.M.Gupta today, and once again urged him to convene the meeting of the PLI Committee immediately, for finalising a new PLI formula. The representatives pointed out that only a few months are left out for the festival season, and within this short period the new PLI formula has to be framed. They further told that the unions should not be held responsible if a new formula is not finalised before the festival season. 

 

[21.07.2016]GM (Pers) urged to settle denial of trade union rights to SC/ST employees. 

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, met shri D. Chakraborty, GM(Pers.) today and demanded immediate action on BSNLEU's complaint on denial of trade union rights to SC/ST employees. A circular, issued by the SCT Cell of the Corporate Office says that SC/ST employees who are members of SEWA BSNL cannot become members of any trade union. Only BSNLEU has objected to this letter and has demanded cancellation of the same. It is the stand of BSNLEU that SEWA BSNL is only a welfare association, and that employees who are members of SEWA BSNL cannot be denied of the right to become member of a trade union. The GM(Pers.) assured that needful action is being taken and that the matter would be resolved soon.

 

[21.07.2016]Celebrate 27th July, as the Victory Day for successfully eliminating 60% ceiling on government’s liability to pay pension and settling 78.2% IDA merger for pensioners.

The CEC meeting of BSNLEU held at New Delhi from 18th to 20th July, hailed the achievements of eliminating 60% ceiling on government’s liability to pay pension and settling 78.2% IDA merger for pensioners. The CEC meeting viewed this as the victory of the united struggle of the 2.25 lakh Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL, who conducted a total strike on 21st & 22nd April, 2015. Following this strike, talks were held between the Forum and the Secretory, DoT, on 1st May, 2015, in which for the first time the Secretary, DoT, assured on behalf of the government that a Cabinet Note will be moved, to remove the 60% ceiling on government’s liability to pay pension to the BSNL retirees and also to extend the benefit of 78.2% IDA merger to BSNL pensioners. As a result of this agreement, the Cabinet has taken decision on 05.07.2016, to remove the 60% ceiling on government’s liability to pay pension to BSNL retirees and to extend 78.2% IDA merger to BSNL pensioners. Further, the CEC meeting decided that 27th July, 2016, should be celebrated throughout the country as Victory Day, by holding special meetings to explain the achievement to the employees and also by distributing sweets. All circle and district unions are requested to implement this call meticulously and send reports and photos to the CHQ. 

 

[21.07.2016]Removal of 60% ceiling on government’s liability to pay pension and settlement of 78.2% IDA merger to pensioners are the achievements of the united struggles of BSNL employees and not the achievement of any individual.

NFTE CHQ website updating dated 19.07.2016, says that a grand felicitation meeting was organised for com. Islam, National President of NFTE, for his tireless efforts and persuation to remove the 60% ceiling on government’s liability to pay pension to BSNL retirees. It is also being reported that this issue was settled by com. Islam Ahmad, who persued it with a missionary zeal. NFTE, being a part of the Forum, has definitely played an important role in removing the 60% ceiling on pension liability, as well as settlement of 78.2% IDA merger to the pensioners, since it also participated in the historic 2 day strike held on 21st & 22nd April, 2015, which paved way for reaching a settlement on these two issues with the DoT on 01st May, 2015. As such, NFTE can feel happy about this settlement. Similarly, all the constituents of the Forum, who participated in the strike, can rightly feel happy and proud for this settlement. But, instead of projecting the settlement as the achievement of the united struggle of the Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL, it is being projected as the achievement of an individual. This is nothing but denigrating the united struggle of the BSNL employees. Comrades of NFTE should think about this.

 

[21.07.2016]New Delhi CEC meeting calls upon the circle and district unions to conduct conventions for successfully organising 2nd September General Strike.

The CEC meeting of BSNLEU held at New Delhi from 18th to 20th July, 2016, has decided to conduct a very effective campaign throughout the country to make the 2nd September General Strike a historic success in BSNL. After detailed discussion, the CEC meeting has decided that conventions in all circles and districts should be conducted with the widest mobilisation, to popularise the 12 point charter of demands for this strike. Hence, all circle and district secretaries are requested to take note of this decision and start swift preparations for making the conventions successful. 

 

[21.07.2016]Com. Ram Naresh Prasad, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Jamshedpur, joins back at Jamshedpur.

Com. Ram Naresh Prasad, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Jamshedpur, has been vindictively transferred to Dumkha district, which is 300 KMs away from Jamshedpur. This vindictive transfer was ordered by the CGMT, Jharkhand, to fulfil the desire of the corrupt and arrogant B.N. Singh, Sr.GM of Jamshedpur. CHQ of BSNLEU accepted this challenge and vowed to undo this injustice. The massive relay hunger strike, launched by BSNLEU at the BSNL Corporate Office on 12.07.2016, finally settled this issue. According to the settlement reached between BSNLEU and Director (HR), Corporate Office issued direction to the CGM, Jharkhand, to cancel the transfer order of com. Ram Naresh Prasad. On 19.07.2016, com. Ram Naresh Prasad, DS, BSNLEU, jubilantly joined duty at Jamshedpur. CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates com. Ram Naresh Prasad and the Jamshedpur district union for heroically fighting against the corrupt and arrogant B.N. Singh. It is very important to say that when BSNLEU’s district secretary has joined duty back at Jamshedpur, B.N. Singh has been thrown out of Jharkhand and is posted at Gaya in Bihar. BSNLEU Zindabad!! 

 

[21.07.2016]Core Committee of the Forum is meeting today.

In the backdrop of reports appeared in the media yesterday, that the Niti Ayog is moving in the direction of recommending strategic sale in BSNL and MTNL, the Core Committee of the Forum is meeting at 16:00 hrs. today, to discuss about this decision and to take the appropriate course of action.

 

 

[20.07.2016]The 3 day CEC meeting of BSNLEU came to an end after taking important decisions.

 

The 3 day CEC meeting of BSNLEU, which started on 18th July, came to an end today. The meeting deliberated a number of important issues and took decisions and passed resolutions. Resolutions are passed on 2nd September General Strike, wage revision w.e.f. 01.01.2017, long pending demands of the Non-Executives, communal harmony, revival of BSNL, achievements on 60% ceiling on government's liability to pay pension and 78.2% IDA merger to pensioners, Niti Ayog's proposal on strategic sale of shares of BSNL and MTNL.


The meeting also decided to
organise the following trade union programme, demanding settlement of the long pending issues of the Non-Executives. 

 

1)      17-08-2016      - Wearing of 'Demands Badge' with red ribbon.

2)      08-09-2016      - Dharna. 

3)      20-09-2016      - Hunger Strike. 

4)      Further intensive programme of action, if issues are not settled. 

 

[20.07.2016]CEC meeting of BSNLEU strongly condemns the proposal of the Niti Ayog, for making strategic sale in BSNL and MTNL.

It is reported in today's Indian Express newspaper, that the proposal of making strategic sale in BSNL and MTNL is under the consideration of the Niti Ayog. The message is that, soon this will be recommended to the Cabinet for taking necessary decision and for implementation. Strategic sale means, a sizeable quantum of BSNL's share will be sold to some private company, and that private company will be inducted as a strategic partner of BSNL. Thereafter, that private company will also have say in the Management. This is a very dangerous move. The CEC meeting of BSNLEU in session at New Delhi, strongly condemned this move of the Niti Ayog. Action against this move will be finalised in consultation with other unions and associations.

 

[20.07.2016]BSNLEU conducted a very impressive seminar at New Delhi, observing the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar.

BSNLEU observed a very impressive seminar yesterday at New Delhi, observing the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron, BSNLEU, presided over the seminar, conducted in the Gardwal Bhawan. More than 400 comrades, who had come from UP(East), UP(West), Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, NTR and Corporate Office enthusiastically participated in the seminar. Com. Balbir Singh, President, garlanded the portrait of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar and paid respects to one of the greatest sons of India. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, welcomed everyone. Making the introductory speech of the Seminar, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, stated about the organisational decision of BSNLEU to celebrate the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. He explained about the efforts being taken by BSNLEU to settle the genuine grievances of the SC/ST employees. Com. Tapan Sen, MP & General Secretary, CITU, as well as com. G. Mamatha of Dalit Soshan Mukti Manch addressed the seminar. They elaborately explained the role played by Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, in gifting an extraordinary constitution to the nation as well as his efforts for the upliftment of the downtrodden people of the country.  CHQ heartily congratulates all the comrades for making the seminar a success.<<<views of the seminar>>>

[19.07.2016]Circle secretaries of Haryana, UP(West), NTR and Corporate Office circles honoured by the CEC meeting. 
The Central Executive Committee meeting, being held at New Delhi, felicitated and honoured today, the circle secretaries of Haryana, UP(West), NTR and Corporate Office. These are the four circle unions which are continuously supporting all the programme being conducted at New Delhi, by the CHQ, whether it is a seminar, march to Parliament or any agitation at Corporate Office, like dharna, hunger strike, etc. Especially, the relay hunger strike, called on by the CHQ at the Corporate Office on the Jamshedpur victimisations issue, from 12th July, 2016, became a resounding success, inspite of intermittent rainfall,  only because of the massive mobilisation of comrades made by the above mentioned four circles. With a view to appreciate the contributions of these four circle unions, the CEC meeting being held at New Delhi,  honoured com.M.S.Kadian, CS, Haryana, com.Upendar Singh Teotia, CS, UP(West), com.R.S.Chouhan, CS, NTR and com. P.S.Bisht,CS, Corporate Office, by offering shawls. CHQ heartily congratulates all these leaders and their circle unions for their excellent cooperation.<<<views of the felicitation>>>

 

[19.07.2016]Seminar on Dr. B.R.Ambedkar's 125th Birth Anniversary to be held today.

As has already been announced, a seminar on 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, will take place at Garhwal Bhawan (near Jandewalan metro station) at 16:00 hrs. today. Com. Tapan Sen, MP, General Secretary, CITU and com.G.Mamata of Dalit Soshan Mukti Morcha are addressing the seminar. All are cordially invited to attend the Seminar.

 

[19.07.2016]2nd day session of the CEC meeting.

2nd day session of the CEC meeting started at 09:30 hrs. today. The day's proceedings started with com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron, addressing the session.<<<views of the 2nd day proceedings>>>

 

[18.07.2016]DoT issues order for revision of pension based on 78.2% IDA merger.<<< view letter>>>

 

[18.07.2016]The euphoric Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU started at New Delhi. 

The 3 day Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU started euphorically at New Delhi today. Com. Balbir Singh, President of the Union, is presiding over the meeting, which is being held in Hotel Dakha International, Karol Bagh, New Delhi. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, welcomed everyone enthusiastically to the CEC meeting, which is taking place after BSNLEU's landslide victory in the 7th Membership Verification. Com. A.K.Padmanabhan, President, CITU, inaugurated the meeting, with a highly educative speech. Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS and com. Anup Mukherjee, GS, SNATTA, greeted the CEC meeting. While Com. Suresh Kumar appreciated the leadership of BSNLEU for being honest to the workers and their cause, com. Anup Mukherjee highly appreciated BSNLEU for dedicatedly finding solution to the issues of the DR TTAs. After lunch break, the subjects committee of CEC has started.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[16.07.2016]Unwaranted controversy on PLI issue. 

 

NFTE has once again blamed BSNLEU on the PLI issue and unnecessarily has once again raked up a controversy. Hence, we are duty bound to reply. BSNLEU did not accept the meagre 2 digit PLI, offered by the CMD BSNL. Further, notice for PLI Committee meeting was issued on 29.03.2016 and meeting was conducted on 30.03.2016. This was insulting the Recognised Union. So, BSNLEU protested. 

 

Fact of the matter is, in the PLI Committee meeting held on 30.03.2016, the President, NFTE, accepted the meagre amount of PLI. The same President, NFTE, went to the Director (HR) on 31.03.2016 and told that the meagre amount of PLI is not acceptable to NFTE. Thus, it was NFTE which accepted the meagre amount of PLI on 30.03.2016 and again it was the same NFTE which rejected the meagre amount of PLI on 31.03.2016. When this being the fact, then why NFTE is trying to make BSNLEU the scape-goat.  

 

These facts can be known from the following updatings on NFTE's website.

 

NFTE website updating dated 30.03.2016.

The leader staff side stated that the quantum of money

is too meager but we are not rejecting the proposal. 

 

NFTE website updating dated 31.03.2016.

President along with Comrades Rajamouli and H.N. Sharma, C.S. met Director (HR) and discussed the following issues. (1) Relaxation of eligibility condition for same batch TTAs including SC/ST for JTO LICE (2). Meager amount of PLI will not be acceptable to us. 

 

BSNLEU’s appeal: Festival season is only a few months away. Management is neither convening the meeting of the PLI Committee for framing new PLI formula, nor is it having the mindset to pay reasonable PLI to the employees this year. So need of the hour is, both the Recognised Unions should unitedly fight and get justice to the employees on PLI issue.  

 

 

[16.07.2016]Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU taking place at New Delhi from 18th to 20th July, 2016.

Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU is taking place at New Delhi from 18th to 20th July, 2016. Com. A.K. Padmanabhan, National President of CITU is delivering the inaugural address. General Secretaries of alliance partners of BSNLEU, com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS and com. Anup Mukherjee, GS, SNATTA are also addressing the inaugural session. Review of the results of the 7th Membership Verification, 2nd September General Strike, 8th All India Conference of BSNLEU, and other issues will be deliberated upon.  

 

[16.07.2016]Seminar on “125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar” to be held on 19th July, 2016.

As per the decision of the Extended CEC meeting held at Ahmed Nagar, BSNLEU is celebrating the “125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar”. As a part of this, a convention is being held at New Delhi on 19.07.2016. The venue of the seminar is Garhwal Bhawan (near Jhandewalan metro station), and it will start at 16:00 hrs. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Patron, BSNLEU, will preside over the seminar. Com. Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU and com. G. Mamatha, Dalit Soshan Mukthi Morcha will address. All are cordially invited to attend the seminar.

 

[16.07.2016]Inspiring seminar conducted by BSNLEU, West Bengal circle.

BSNLEU, West Bengal circle, organised an inspiring seminar on 14.07.2016, to celebrate the magnificent victory of BSNLEU and on improvement of services. The meeting was held at CTO, Kolkata, presided over by com. Swapan Chanda, Circle President. All the 3 CGMs of West Bengal, ETR and ETP, as well as the circle leaders of SNEA, AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and SNATTA attended and addressed the jampacked hall. Com. Animesh Mitra, CS, West Bengal and Vice-President (CHQ) addressed the seminar. He told that the employees are willing to serve, but it is the Management which should take the lead to improve the services.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[15.07.2016]BSNLEU and SNATTA urged Director (HR) to immediately declare the results of all the DR TTAs who appeared the TTA exam before 31.03.2008, and who have been provisionally allowed to appear in the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, together with com. Anup Mukherjee, GS, SNATTA and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy.GS, SNATTA, met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) today, and demanded that the results of all the DR TTAs belonging to 2007 batch, and who have been provisionally allowed to appear in the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016, should be declared immediately. They strongly argued that the decision of the BSNL Corporate Office to declare the JTO LICE results of only those DR TTAs whose exams were conducted up to 31.12.2007 has created an anomalous situation. The representatives placed the following two arguments:- 

 

(1)   In it’s letter no.10-1/2007-Rectt dated 16th August, 2007, the BSNL Corporate Office has directed all the CGM’s to hold the TTA exams within 6 months of the issuing of this letter. As per this direction, the TTA exams for the 2007 Recruitment Year could be held up to 15th February, 2008. Then, how the Corporate Office can take stand only the TTAs whose exams were conducted upto December, 2007, are eligible to appear the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016. 

 

(2)   The JTO LICE results of many TTAs, whose TTA exams were held after 01.01.2008, but who were sent for training before 30.06.2008, have already been declared. In that case, Management cannot take a stand that only the TTAs whose exams took place upto December, 2007, are eligible to appear in the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016.  

 

Placing the above arguments, the representatives strongly demanded that the results of all the DR TTAs whose exam (TTA recruitment exam) took place upto 31.03.2008, and who have been provisionally allowed to appear in the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016, should be immediately declared.

 

The Director (HR) is convinced by the above arguments and assured that a favourable decision will be taken soon. BSNLEU heartily thanks the Director (HR) for giving a positive response.

 

[15.07.2016]BSNLEU urged Director (HR) to immediately start negotiations for Wage Revision of the Non-Executives.

In today’s meeting held with the Director (HR), the GS and Dy.GS, BSNLEU, strongly demanded the Director (HR) to take necessary steps for the early commencement of the negotiations for Wage Revision of the Non-Executives. They told the Director (HR) that it took more than 2 years to complete the negotiations on Wage Revision, which was implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2007. Now that the DPE has already constituted the 3rd PRC, which will recommend revision of pay and perks of only the Executives, it is incumbent on the part of the BSNL Management to immediately start Wage Revision negotiations with the Recognised Unions, of the Non-Executives, demanded BSNLEU. The Director (HR) assured to look into the matter. 

 

[15.07.2016]Director (HR) agrees for the postponement of JAO LICE to be held in J&K circle.

In view of the political turmoil going on in J&K circle, the government has blocked internet service in that state. Under this circumstance, the JAO LICE to be held on 17.07.2016, is being held as an online exam. In view of the disturbances as well as non-availability of internet service, the GS and Dy.GS of BSNLEU, demanded the Director (HR) today, that the JAO LICE should be postponed in J&K circle. The Director (HR) agreed with the demand and gave necessary instruction to the GM (Rectt.).

[15.07.2016]BSNLEU writes to the CMD BSNL, demanding to start negotiations with recognised unions for the next wage revision.<<view letter>>

[15.07.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR), demanding immediate releasing of the JTO LICE results of all the DR TTAs of 2007 batch, who are provisionally allowed to appear the JTO LICE.<<view letter>>

[15.07.2016]Corporate Office letter on updation of Educational Qualification in Service records of Ex-Serviceman TTAs.<<view letter>>

[14.07.2016]Corporate Office letter on training details of DR TTAs of recruitment year 2008.<<view letter>>

[14.07.2016]Corporate Office issues order on revised rate of IDA w.e.f. 01.07.2016.<<view letter>>

[13.07.2016]Forum leaders called on Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications.

The members of the Core Committee of the Forum, viz., com. P. Abhimanyu, Convenor, com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA and com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, called on Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications. The representatives welcomed the MoS(C) by offering bouquet and shawl. They made a brief presentation to the Hon’ble MoS(C) on the efforts being taken by the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations for the revival of BSNL. They explained about the “Service With A Smile” programme of the Forum, currently being implemented by the Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL. Further, the representatives sought the intervention of the Hon’ble MoS(C) to ensure the next pension revision for the BSNL retirees. They also requested that pension contribution by BSNL should be calculated based on actual basic pay and not on the maximum of the payscale. The Hon’ble MoS(C) told the Forum representatives to give these issues in writing, and assured that they would be taken care of.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[13.07.2016]BSNLEU demands postponement of JAO LICE in J&K circle, if internet service continues to be blocked by the government.

Internet service has been blocked by the government in Jammu & Kashmir circle, in view of the political turmoil taking place in that state. In this situation, the JAO LICE, which is going to be held as an ‘online exam’, is scheduled to be held on 17.07.2016. If internet service continues to be blocked in J&K circle, candidates will not be in a position to write the online exam. In that case, the JAO LICE should be postponed in J&K circle, demands BSNLEU. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.), and discussed the issue today. The GM (Rectt.) assured that needful action would be taken.<<view letter>> 

 

[13.07.2016]Corporate Office has written letter to CGM, Jharkhand, for cancellation of com. Ram Naresh Prasad’s transfer order.

As per the agreement reached yesterday between BSNLEU and the Director (HR), the Corporate Office has written letter to the CGM, Jharkhand, directing cancellation of the order issued for the transfer of com. Ram Naresh Prasad, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Jamshedpur, to Dumka. This was confirmed by shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR) to com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, today.

 

[13.07.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR), demanding to immediately hold Andhra Pradesh circle HPC to fill up the vacant posts under Compassionate Ground Appointment.<<view letter>>

 

[13.07.2016]Meeting between Core Committee of the Forum and CMD BSNL.

A meeting between the Core Committee of the Forum and the CMD BSNL was held yesterday, the 12.07.2016. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convenor, Forum and com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA participated in this meeting. (Com.K. Sabastin, GS, SNEA, could not participate, as he was out of Delhi). A circular, containing a gist of the discussions that took place in the meeting, has been sent to all the affiliates of the Forum.<<view circular>>

 

[12.07.2016]Com. K. Jayaprakash, General Secretary, FNTO, greeted BSNLEU’s relay hunger strike.  

Com. K. Jayaprakash, General Secretary, FNTO and com. Mohinder Singh, circle secretary, NTR circle, FNTO, visited the venue of today’s relay hunger strike, conducted by BSNLEU at BSNL Corporate Office. Com. K. Jayaprakash, GS, FNTO, addressed the participants of the relay hunger strike and expressed FNTO’s solidarity to the demands. BSNLEU heartily thanks com. K. Jayaprakash, GS, FNTO, for expressing solidarity to the struggle of BSNLEU.

 

[12.07.2016]Massive relay hunger strike at Corporate Office successfully called off, on reaching settlement with the Director (HR).

The massive relay hunger strike, launched by BSNLEU at Corporate Office from 10:00 hrs. today, was successfully called off at 14:00 hrs., following an agreement reached with the Director (HR). In the meeting held at 13:00 hrs. today, BSNLEU was represented by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. R.S. Chauhan, Org. Secretary (CHQ). From the Management Side, Ms. Sujatha Ray, Director (HR), shri D. Chakravarti, GM (Pers.) and shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR) participated. After detailed discussion, the following settlement is reached.

  

(1)   BSNL Corporate Office will issue letter for cancelling the order issued to com. Ramesh Naresh Prasad, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Jamshedpur, transferring him to Dumkha.

(2)   All vindictive orders / transfer orders issued by B.N. Singh, after the issuing office his transfer order to Bihar circle, will be nullified.

(3)   The new SSA Head of Jamshedpur will be advised to look into the list of grievances submitted by BSNLEU, for a time bound settlement. Corporate Office will monitor the progress. 

 

The details of the settlement was announced to the participants of the relay hunger strike, by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, amidsts thunderous slogan shoutings. Following this, the agitation was jubilantly called off at 14:00 hrs. BSNLEU heartily thanks to Ms. Sujatha Ray, Director (HR), shri D. Chakravarti, GM (Pers.) and shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR) for reaching an amicably settlement.

 

[12.07.2016]BSNLEU launched a massive relay hunger strike at BSNL Corporate Office, demanding settlement of victimisations at Jamshedpur.

BSNLEU launched a massive relay hunger strike at BSNL Corporate Office today, demanding settlement of the victimisations at Jamshedpur. The hunger strike started at 10:00 hrs. A large number of comrades from BSNL Corporate Office, NTR circle, Haryana circle and UP (West) circle participated in the struggle. The comrades displayed discipline and commitment in participating in the relay hunger strike, amidsts intermittent rain. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, inaugurated the relay hunger strike explaining the atrocities going on in Jamshedpur SSA of Jharkhand circle, as well as, the negligent attitude of the Corporate Management. This was followed by the speeches of com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Patron, com. R.S. Chauhan, Org. Secretary (CHQ), com. Kuldeep Singh, Asstt. Treasurer (CHQ), com. Upender Singh Teotia, CS, UP (West), com. M.S. Kadian, CS, Haryana, com. P.S. Bisht, CS, Corporate Office and many others. Inspiring and thunderous slogans, intermittently raised by the comrades, attracted the attention of everyone and went to the notice of the top officers sitting in the Corporate Office.<<<views of the relay hunger strike>>>

 

[11.07.2016]BSNLEU to start relay hunger strike at Corporate Office tomorrow, demanding settlement of the victimisations at Jamshedpur.

As has already been notified, the relay hunger strike will be started by BSNLEU, at BSNL Corporate Office, from 10:00 AM tomorrow the 12.07.2016, demanding settlement of the victimisations imposed on the leaders and activists of BSNLEU at Jamshedpur. The BSNL Corporate Office has given an appeal to BSNLEU, requesting to withdraw the struggle. However, the letter contains nothing but empty assurances. Hence, the agitation will take place as per schedule. 

 

[11.07.2016]BSNLEU and SNATTA demanded the Corporate Management to immediately declare the results of all the candidates provisionally allowed to appear in the JTO LICE, held on 22.05.2016.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, together with com. Sunil Gautam, Dy.GS, SNATTA, met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.), today, and requested her to immediately declare the results of all the left out candidates, who were provisionally allowed to appear in the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016. As of now, Management has declared only the results of the TTAs who have written their TTA Direct Recruitment Exam upto 31.12.2007. After discussion, the GM (Estt.) told that the cases of those who wrote the TTA Direct Recruitment Exam after 01.01.2008, but who were deputed for TTA training, prior to 30.06.2008, could be looked into, if such cases are forwarded to the Corporate Office by the concerned CGM’s.  

 

[11.07.2016]BSNLEU discussed “Anomalies Case” with the DoT and demanded early approval.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri Pawan Gupta, Director (PSU-1), DoT, today. They discussed the “Anomalies Case” indepth with the Director (PSU-1) and requested that the DoT should immediately give approval to BSNL to settle the “Anomalies Case”. BSNL Corporate Management has already referred the matter to the DoT, seeking it’s approval for settling the Anomalies Cases. The Director (PSU-1) replied that he had taken charge very recently and assured that needful would be done on this matter expeditiously.     

 

[10.07.2016]Heavy rains lash Northern and Central India - BSNL networks affected - All comrades are requested to extend their fullest cooperation.

Heavy rains have lashed Northern and Central India. Apart from loss of lives, the rains have damaged BSNL networks also. Restoration of our networks, on a warfoot basis, is the need of the hour, for carrying out relief & rescue operations, to save lives. Comrades are requested to extend their fullest cooperation to the Management in this regard. Reports may be sent to the CHQ.

 

[09.07.2016]Relay hunger strike at Corporate Office from 12-07-2016
BSNLEU will be conducting relay hunger strike at BSNL Corporate Office, from  12-07-2016, demanding immediate settlement of the victimisations imposed on the leaders and activists of BSNLEU at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand circle. A notice for this struggle has already been issued to the Management on 15-06-2016. Thereafter, the arrogant and corrupt B.N Singh, Sr.GM, Jamshedpur, has been transferred to Gaya, in Bihar circle. However, the Management has not taken any action to settle the victimisations imposed on our comrades. Hence, the struggle, as has been announced, will start from12-07-2016. Apart from comrades of NTR circle and Corporate Office, comrades from Haryana and UP(West)  circles will also take part in this struggle.

 

[09.07.2016]Meetings with Director (HR) and CMD BSNL postponed.

Two meetings, one between BSNLEU and the Director (HR) and the other between the Core Committee of the Forum and CMD BSNL, were scheduled to be held yesterday. But both the meetings were postponed, since both the Director (HR) and the CMD BSNL were called for a meeting, by the new Minister of State for Communication. 

 

[09.07.2016]DoT to issue demand note to 6 private telecom companies to collect Rs.12,500 crore.

It is already reported that 6 private telecom companies, viz., Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices and Aircel cheated the government a sum of Rs.12,500 crore, by understating their revenue. These 6 companies understated their revenue to the extent of Rs.46,045.75 crore, during the period from 2006 to 2010. However, this fraud was found out by the CAG. Consequent to this, the DoT is in the process of issuing demand note to these companies for collecting Rs.12,500 crore.

[Source: The Hindu dated 08.07.2016]

 

[09.07.2016]JTO LICE results declared.

The results of the JTO LICE, which was held on 22.05.2016 were declared late yesterday evening. BSNLEU heartily congratulates all the successful candidates. At the same time certain complaints are also being received by BSNLEU, in respect of the results. It is assured that all these grievances would be taken up by BSNLEU in right earnest for early settlement.<<result sheet-1>> <<result sheet-2>>

 

[09.07.2016]BSNL Corporate Office letter on declaration of the results of the JTO LICE, held on 22.05.2016. <<view letter>>

 

[09.07.2016]Corporate Office letter on verification/scrutinizing of the online application forms in respect of JAO LICE.<<view letter>>

 

[08.07.2016]Strike of Central Government employees deferred, following settlement.

The strike of the Central Government employees, which was to start from 11.07.2016, has been deferred, following an agreement. Senior Ministers, shri Rajnath Singh, shri Arun Jaitley and shri Suresh Prabhu negotiated with the leaders of the NJCA. The Ministers assured that the demands of the NJCA regarding pay and fitment increase would be examined by a High Power Committee, which would take a decision within 4 months. The Finance Ministry has issued a press statement in this regard which is published in the Press Information Bureau. Following this, the NJCA has deferred the strike. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the organisations of the Central Government employees and the NJCA. 

 

[08.07.2016]BSNLEU once again insists upon the Management to declare the JTO LICE results without further delay.

BSNLEU has already demanded that the JTO LICE results of those circles, where court order is not there, should be declared immediately. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, once again met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.), today and insisted that the results should be declared without any further delay. The GM (Estt.) replied that the matter is being looked into. 

 

[08.07.2016]BSNLEU once again demands immediate meetings of the PLI Committee and Re-Designation committee.

BSNLEU has already demanded the Corporate Management that meetings of the PLI committee and Re-Designation committee should take place promptly. Today, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, once again met shri A.M. Gupta, GM (Restg.), who is the convenor of both the Committees, to conduct the meetings without further delay. The GS pointed out that only a few more months are left for Pooja, and hence immediate finalisation of the New PLI formula is necessary. The GM (Restg.) assured that needful action would be taken.

 

[08.07.2016]Gujarat ranks 20th among 21 states in girl child education.

Much is being talked about the Gujarat model of growth. But, it has turned out to be only the growth of the rich and the corporates, but not the growth of the poor. Many figures have already come in this regard. Now, one more figure has come. It relates to girls’ education. The figures show that the All India average of girls attending school is 83.8% and the percentage of Gujarat is only 73.4%. The related figures of other backward states are as follows:-

 

Assam                    – 84.8%

Jharkhand              – 84.1%

Chhattisgarh          – 90.1%

Madhya Pradesh   – 79.2%

Uttar Pradesh        – 79.4%

Odisha                   – 75.3%

 

[08.07.2016]New Minister of State for Communications.

The 57 year old Manoj Sinha was the Minster of State for Railways, before taking over as the MoS of Telecom. An MP of the Ghazipur constituency in Uttar Pradesh, Manoj Sinha was earlier elected as MP in 1996 and 1999 also. He did his civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi and his M. Tech in civil engineering from the same institute. BSNLEU heartily welcomes the new MoS.

 

[08.07.2016]India’s GDP growth rate ‘overstated’.

The NDA government claims that, with 7.5% GDP growth, India is the fastest growing economy in the world. But, many experts have already questioned the growth figure. Industrial production, exports, emand for capital goods, etc., continue to fall during the past so many months. As such GDP growth cannot be 7.5%, is the arguement.  Subramaniam Swamy has also commented on this. Now, the US department of State has also raised the doubt. The “Investment Climate Statements for 2016”, released on 5th July, agrees that India is one of the fastest growing economy. However, it says “7.5% growth rate may be overstated”. Now, it has become clear that, without any improvement in the economy, the NDA government is giving “cooked-up” figures on GDP.

 

[06.07.2016]Glorious strike of Haryana Electricity Workers defeats privatisation.

The Joint Action Committee of Haryana Electricity Workers conducted a series of struggles against privatisation of 23 sub-divisions. During the struggle 7,400 contract workers were sacked and hundreds of regular workers were transferred to remote places. Above all, the Haryana BJP government imposed ESMA to break the strike. However, the strike by 80% of the workers, massively supported by the public, finally made the Haryana government to come down for an agreement. As per the agreement, the government withdrew it’s plan for privatisation. Apart from this, the agreement also envisages increase in wages of contract workers, increase in the allowance of the regular employees. The struggle of the Haryana Electricity Workers tells that united struggles of the working class, with the support of the general public, can push back the Neo-Liberal Policies being persued by the Modi government. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the Haryana Electricity Workers for their heroic struggle, as well as the victory. 

 

[06.07.2016]Core Committee of the Forum meets CMD BSNL on 08.07.2016.

A meeting between the Core Committee of the Forum and the CMD BSNL will take place on 08.07.2016. The meeting will review the developmental activities of the Company and related issues. 

 

[06.07.2016]Meeting between BSNLEU and Director (HR) to be held on 08.07.2016.

After the 7th Membership Verification, BSNLEU has written letters to the Director (HR), reminding the need to settle certain important and long pending issues. BSNLEU has also sought a meeting with the Director (HR) to discuss these issues. The office of the Director (HR) informed today that the meeting will take place on 08.07.2016.<<view letter>> 

 

[06.07.2016]BSNLEU writes to the CMD BSNL, giving a consolidated list of victimisations imposed on the leaders and active comrades of the Union in Jamshedpur.

BSNLEU has already issued notice to conduct relay hunger strike at BSNL Corporate Office from 12.07.2016, demanding settlement of the victimisations imposed by B.N. Singh, on the leaders and active comrades of BSNLEU in Jamshedpur. Now, the Union has written to the CMD BSNL, giving a consolidated list of the victimisations, and demanding settlement of the same.<<view letter>>

 

[06.07.2016]Views of the black-badge demonstrations held on 05.07.2016, at various circles.<<<click here>>>

 

[06.07.2016]Views of the black-badge demonstrations in Tamil Nadu circle.<<<click here>>>

 

[06.07.2016]Views of the black-badge demonstrations in Madhya Pradesh circle.<<<click here>>>

 

[06.07.2016]Views of the black-badge demonstrations in Karnataka circle.<<<click here>>>

 

[06.07.2016]Forum heartily congratulates all for the settlement of the pension liability issue.

Forum congratulates the entire Non-Executives and Executives, as well as all the Unions and Associations of BSNL, for the settlement of the pension liability issue. Yesterday, the Cabinet has decided that the liability for payment of pensionary benefits to BSNL employees shall be fully borne by government, while BSNL only needs to pay pension contribution in accordance with FR-116. This has nullified the earlier decision of the Cabinet which said government’s liability to pay pension will be only 60% of the payments received from BSNL and MTNL. In the talks held between the Forum and the Secretary, DoT on 01.05.2015, following the historic 2 day strike on 21st and 22nd April, 2015, the Secretary, DoT accepted to move a Cabinet Note on the following two issues. 

 

i)    For removal of the condition that government’s liability to pay pension is limited to 60% of the receipts from BSNL and MTNL. 

 

ii)   For revision of pension, based on 78.2% IDA merger. 

 

Accordingly Cabinet Note was moved, and now it has been settled. Forum also expresses it’s deep gratitude to shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the then Hon’ble MoC, for taking up the issue with the Cabinet. Undoubtedly, this is the victory for the unity of the BSNL employees. Once again Forum heartily congratulates all.

 

[05.07.2016]Liability on account of payment of pension to the DoT retirees, as well as BSNL retirees, to be fully borne by the Government of India - Very big achievement for the united struggles of the BSNL Executives and Non-Executives.

In today’s meeting the Cabinet has decided that liability on account of payment of pension to the DoT retirees, as well as BSNL retirees, to be fully borne by the Government of India. According to the Press Information Bureau, the following is the decision of the Union Cabinet on this count. 

 

The pension liability in respect of employees of Department of Telecommunications (DOT) / Department of Telecom Services (DTS) / Department of Telecom Operations (DTO) who retired prior to 01.10.2000 is solely borne by Government of India and the BSNL will have no liability in respect of these employees. In respect of employees who are absorbed in BSNL, the liability on account of pensionary benefits shall be fully borne by Government while BSNL will continue to discharge pension liability by way of pension contribution in accordance with FR-116 for the period they so work/worked.  

 

Thus, the long pending demand of the Unions and Associations of BSNL, raised under the banner of Forum, through many struggles, that the liability on account of payment of pension to the BSNL retirees should be fully borne by the Government of India, has been accepted by the government. This is a very big achievement for the united struggles of the BSNL Executives and Non-Executives.

 

[05.07.2016]07.07.2016 shall be the holiday on account of Id-ul-Fitr.

Earlier, BSNL has declared holiday on 06.07.2016, on account of Id-ul-Fitr. However, based on the letter of the DoP&T, BSNL has today declared that 07.07.2016 shall be the holiday on account of Id-ul-Fitr.<<view letter>>

 

[05.07.2016]78.2% IDA merger for BSNL pensioners approved by Cabinet.

The Union Cabinet which met today, has approved 78.2% IDA merger to BSNL pensioners and family pensioners w.e.f. 10.06.2013. Thus, an issue which has been dragging on for a very long time has come to an end. BSNLEU heartily congratulates all the pensioners and family pensioners who will be benefited by this decision.

 

[05.07.2016]Meeting with GM (Estt.), on the demands for the black-badge demonstration.

Management called for a discussion today, on the demands for the black-badge demonstration. Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.), explained at length, the efforts taken by the BSNL Management for getting the HR issues of the Non-Executives, approved by the BSNL Board. The representatives of the United Forum clearly told that nothing short of immediate settlement of these HR issues are acceptable to the Union. They also cautioned the GM (Estt.), that the CEC meeting of BSNLEU, being held at New Delhi this month, will chalk out the next course of action for the settlement of the outstanding issues of the Non-Executives. The meeting was attended by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, com. Saibal Sengupta, Treasurer and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy.GS, SNATTA. 

 

[05.07.2016]Immediate declaration of results of the JTO LICE, in circles where court stay is not there.

The BSNLEU and SNATTA representatives who met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.), today, demanded that the JTO LICE results of such of those circles, where stay order is not there, should be declared immediately. The Union representatives argued that JTO LICE is being held at the circle level, for which notifications are issued by the respective CGMs. As such the court order issued in a particular circle, cannot have any binding on the results of other circles. The Union representatives demanded that the results of those circles were court stay is not there, should be declared immediately. The GM (Estt.) assured to look into this. Later on, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.) and raised the same demand. The GM (Rectt.) fully accepted the demand and assured that needful action would be taken. 

 

[05.07.2016]Effective black-badge demonstration conducted at BSNL Corporate Office.

As per the call of the United Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations, black-badge demonstrations were conducted successfully throughout the country today, protesting against the negative and negligent attitude of the BSNL Board in settling the long pending HR issues of the Non-Executives. Accordingly, an effective black-badge demonstration was conducted at BSNL Corporate Office. Comrades from NTR circle and Corporate Office participated in this demonstration. Com. R.S. Chauhan, Org. Secretary (CHQ), presided over the meeting that ensued the demonstration. The meeting was addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Patron, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, com. Saibal Sengupta, Treasurer and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy.GS, SNATTA.<<views of the demonstration>>

 

[05.07.2016]BSNLEU demands immediate withdrawal of the letter of the SCT Cell, which denies trade union rights to the SC/ST employees.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met shri D. Chakravarty, GM (Pers.), today and demanded the immediate withdrawal of the letter of the SCT Cell dated 18.03.2016, which states that members of the SEWA BSNL cannot become members of any other trade union. The GS pointed out that this is nothing but denial of trade union right to the SC/ST employees of BSNL, which can never be accepted. The GM (Pers.) assured that needful remedial action would be taken. 

 

[05.07.2016]Discussion on the victimisations at Jamshedpur.

BSNLEU has already issued notification for holding relay hunger strike at Corporate Office from 12.07.2016, demanding settlement of the victimisations imposed on the leaders and activists of BSNLEU in Jamshedpur SSA. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR) today and discussed the issue. The GS clearly pointed out that the Management should try for a timely settlement of the victimisations, instead of making a eleventh hour appeal to the Union, for postponing the struggle. The GM (SR) noted the points made out by the GS and assured that needful action would be taken.

[05.07.2016]Order issued on grant of Special Casual Leave to CEC members to attend the CEC meeting to be held form 18th to 20th July, 2016 at New Delhi.<<click here>>

[05.07.2016]BSNLEU writes to the CMD BSNL on denial of trade union rights to the SC/ST employees of BSNL.

The SCT Cell of the BSNL Corporate Office, has issued a letter, denying basic trade union rights to the SC/ST employees of BSNL. The letter categorically states that SC/ST employees, who are members of the SEWA BSNL should not be members of any other trade union. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL to immediately intervene and remove this clause.<<view letter>> 

 

[05.07.2016]Madhya Pradesh Convention to organise the 2nd September General Strike.

A state level joint convention of trade unions was held at Gandhi Bhavan, Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh on 03.07.2016. Convention resolved to make the 2nd September General Strike a big success. Some 600 delegates from various trade unions, BSNL, Bank, Insurance and other organisations participated in convention. 

 

Senior leaders from CITU, AITUC, HMS, Central Govt. Employees Co-Ordination Committee, State Govt., Bank, Insurance and other PSUs, Serving Employees Women Association etc. spoke in the convention and attacked anti-labour and anti-national policies of the Govt. The draft declaration introduced by Com. Pramod Pradhan, GS, CITU, MP, was unanimously adopted. Total 14 leaders participated in the deliberations including National Secretary, AITUC, Com. R.K. Sharma & National Secretary, CITU, Com. A.R. Sindhu. On behalf of BSNLEU, com. Prakash Sharma, CS, addressed the convention. He explained the nasty intentions of Govt. of killing PSUs and elaborated in detail as to how the Unions and Associations in BSNL foiled the plan of selling it's stake and revived BSNL.<<views of the convention>>  

 

[05.07.2016]Make today’s black-badge demonstrations a success.

The United Forum has given call for holding demonstrations, wearing black badges, against the negative and negligent attitude of the BSNL Board, in settling the long pending HR issues of the Non-Executives. Make the programme a success. Send reports and photos to CHQ.

 

[04.07.2016]BSNL is saved from disinvestment and privatisation only because of struggles.

The Niti Aayog has recommended a list of PSUs for closure/disinvestment. The inter ministerial meeting of secretaries is going to consider the recommendations shortly. Under this situation, a top official of the government has stated that the government is going to consider disinvestment/strategic sale only in those PSUs where least resistance is expected from the employees. It is to be remembered that a number of united strikes have taken place in BSNL against disinvestment and privatisation. Now, it becomes clear that only these united struggles have saved BSNL from disinvestment/privatisation.

 

[Source: The Hindu dated 03.07.2016] 

 

[04.07.2016]Forum writes to NFTE, requesting to reconsider it’s decision to dissociate from Forum.<<view letter>> 

 

[04.07.2016]Declaration of the convention of the Central Public Sector Trade Unions, held at Hyderabad on 02.07.2016.

The convention of the Central Public Sector Trade Unions, held at Hyderabad on 02.07.2016, has unanimously passed a declaration, wherein the economic policies of the government, the attacks on trade union rights, the attacks on public sector undertakings and the need to make the 2nd September, General Strike successful are discussed. Circle and district secretaries are requested to give wide publicity to this declaration so as to make the 2nd September, General Strike a historic success.<<view declaration>>  

 

[04.07.2016]BSNLEU writes to Director (HR), demanding to conduct a pre-qualifying screening test to the non-10+2 candidates for appearing JE (erstwhile TTA).

BSNLEU has long been demanding to hold a pre-qualifying screening test to the non-10+2 candidates for appearing JE (erstwhile TTA) LICE. Once again BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR) to fix the date for JE LICE, and to hold pre-qualifying screening test.<<view letter>> 

 

[02.07.2016]National Convention of Central Public Sector trade unions held at Hydrabad resolves to make the 2nd September General Strike a historic success.

A national convention of the Central Public Sector trade unions was held at Gandhi Bhavan, Hydrabad today. The main agenda before the convention was to make the 2nd September General Strike a success. 450 delegates, representing various public sector undertakings, participated in the convention. Veteran trade union leader and the President of the INTUC, com. Sanjeeva Reddy inaugurated the convention. Senior leaders like com. Tapan Sen, MP, GS, CITU, com. H.Mahadevan, Working President, AITUC, com. Swadesh Dev Roye, Secretary, CITU and com.Shanmugam, GS, LPF addressed the Convention. The draft declaration introduced by com. Tapan Sen, was unanimously adopted by the convention. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, Com.J.Sampathrao, CS, Andhra Pradesh circle & AGS and com. P. Asokababu, Vice-president(CHQ)  represented BSNLEU in the Convention. Totally 27 delegates participated in the deliberations. On behalf of BSNLEU, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the convention. He exposed the pro-corporate and anti-worker Neo Liberal policy being implemented by the BJP government and assured to make the 2nd September General Strike successful in BSNL. The Convention unanimously resolved that, the widest possible campaign should be conducted to make the General Strike a historic success.<<<views of the meeting>>>

[02.07.2016]“The Hukum Singh formula” - Editorial of the July 2017 issue of the Tele Crusader.<<<click here>>>

 

[02.07.2016]NDA government planning to increase Maternity Leave to 26 weeks. 

The NDA government is planning to increase Maternity Leave to 26 weeks. According to the media, the government is taking steps to introduce a bill in this regard, in the monsoon session of the Parliament. The government is planning to make this applicable not only to the government departments and to the public sector, but also to the private sector. If the Act is passed, undoubtedly it will give good benefit to the working women. At the same time, we must understand that such steps are being taken by the government only to cover up its anti labour policies. On one side, the government is giving huge concessions to the corporates and MNCs. On the other side, it is trying to amend all the existing labour laws to the benefit of the employers. To cover up such pro-corporate and anti - labour policies, side by side, the government is also giving some small benefits like increasing the maternity leave.

 

[01.07.2016]Total telephone connections in the country decreased by 0.2 million in May 2016. But BSNL increased its connections by 0.1%.

During May 2016, the total telephone connections & total wireless telephone connections in the country have decreased by 0.2 million & 0.43 million respectively, taking the total telephone connections in the country to 1.1 billion (As on 31st May, 2016). Some operators have been showing the negative growth i.e. Reliance (1.2 Mn.), Tata (0.2 Mn.) & Videocon (5.2 Mn.) The total telephone connections as on 31.05.2016 are 1.1 billion, out of which 103 million are provided by BSNL and it is at 04th position as an operator with Market share of 9.73%. BSNL market share has increased by 0.1 during the month of May 2016 and increased by 0.14% during 2016-17 (upto 31.05.2016).

[Source: MIS, MTNL, COAI, AUSPI & TRAI, as on: May & April]

 

[01.07.2016]Holidays to be observed in BSNL Offices during the year 2017.<<<click here>>>

 

[01.07.2016]Holding of the circle, district and branch conferences which have become due.

The All India Conference of BSNLEU is going to be held from 31.12.2016 to 03.01.2017 at Chennai. Hence, all the circle, district and branch conferences, which have become already due, should be held immediately. CHQ wishes to point out that, especially it is the duty of the circle unions to not only conduct their conferences, wherever they have become due, but also to ensure that the conferences of the district and branch unions are held on time.

 

[01.07.2016]United Forum's notification to the CMD BSNL, on holding Black Badge demonstrations on 05.07.2016.<<<view letter>> 

 

[01.07.2016]Black badge demonstrations on 05-07-2016 - Implement successfully throughout the country.

The BSNL Board is adopting a totally negative and negligent attitude, towards the issues of the Non-Executives. Many genuine issues of the Non-Executives, such as promotion in E1 pay scale, pension contribution to the Directly Recruited employees, granting of one extra increment to the left out Non-Executives who are facing wage loss and payment of gratuity to the casual labour, were approved by the Management Committee, and were sent for the approval of the BSNL Board long back. But, the Board linked these issues with the HR Plan of the Company and kept them in the cold storage. Now, it is learnt that the pension contribution issue is sent for the approval of the DoT. No one knows when it will be implemented. It is also not known when the remaining HR issues of the Non-Executives will see light of the day. Hence, the 'United Forum of the Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives' has given call to conduct "Black badge demonstrations" throughout the country on 05-07-2016. All Circle and District Secretaries are requested to coordinate with the SNATTA and BSNL MS and to make the programme a big success.

[30.06.2016]Andhra Pradesh circle is bifurcated. The new Telangana circle is formed. 
Andhra Pradesh circle is bifurcated and the new Telangana circle is formed. This is consequent to the formation of a separate Telangana state. Immediately after the formation of Telangana state, BSNL Corporate Management took the decision that there is no need to bifurcate the Andhra Pradesh circle. However, due to political pressure, now Management has taken decision to form the new Telangana circle. Shri Anantharam will be the CGM of Telangana circle and shri Damodar Rao will be the CGM of Andhra Pradesh circle. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the employees and Management of the new Telangana circle and expresses the hope that the new circle will become flourish in all respects.

[30.06.2016]IDA increased by 2.4% from 01-07-2016.

IDA will increase 2.4% from 1st July, 2016. Together with this IDA from 01.07.2016 will be 114.8%.

 

[30.06.2016]BSNLEU once again strongly raises the demand of settling the hardships being experienced in NEPP.

Undoubtedly, NEPP has benefited more than 90% of the Non-Executives in BSNL. We have already provided facts and figures in this regard. Still, a section of the Non-Executives faced some problems in the implementation of the NEPP. BSNLEU has raised this issue on a number of occasions before the Management. Based on the discussion that took place in the last National Council meeting, BSNLEU has once again written to the Director(HR)  pin-pointing the hardships.<<<view letter>>>

[30.06.2016]Corporate Office letter to all CGMs on Career History data updation in ERP.<<<view letter>>>

[30.06.2016]Extension of incentives to Project Vijay and Project Udan Team beyond October, 2015.

It was brought to the notice of BSNLEU that, the incentives that were being given to the Project Vijay and Project Utan were not extended beyond October, 2015. BSNLEU took up this issue with the CMD, BSNL, vide it’s letter no.BSNLEU/405/(HON/INC) dated 05.02.2016 and demanded that extension of these incentives beyond October, 2015 is very essential to keep the employees motivated. The proposal for the extension of the incentives are being processed now, and hopefully it will be released shortly.

 

[30.06.2016]Government rejects all the demands of the NJAC -  Central government employees called upon to intensify the preparations by holding rallies and demonstrations.

The Confederation of the Central Government employees has told in it's communique that, the Government has rejected all the demands of the National Joint Action Committee(NJAC), with regards to the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The 7th CPC has given the worst ever recommendation given by any CPC. It is unfortunate that the Narendra Modi government, which came to power by assuring to help the poor, is giving unlimited concessions to the corporates and the multi national companies and has refused to accept the justified demands of the trade unions of the Central Government employees. BSNLEU has sent message to the Confederation, expressing it's support and solidarity for demands and struggle of the Central Government employees. 

 

[30.06.2016]Corporate Office letter on verification/scrutinizing of the Online Application Forms in respect of LICE for promotion to JTO under 50% Quota.<<view letter>>

 

[30.06.2016]BSNLEU and SNATTA urge upon Management to consider options for early declaration of JTO LICE results.

Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy. GS, SNATTA, met Ms.Anima Roy yesterday, and discussed about the inordinate delay in the declaration of the results of the JTO LICE. Both the representatives expressed their utmost concern to the Management in this regard. They have also discussed ways and means of declaring the results immediately, without violating the court directive. The GM(Rectt.)  has assured to look into the matter.

[29.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to CMD BSNL, on posting regular GM at Kannur and Pathanamthitta, Kerala Circle.<<view letter>>

[29.06.2016]Convention of the trade unions of Public Sector to be held at Hydrabad on 02.07.2016.

A convention of the trade unions of the Public Sector Undertakings is being held at Hydrabad on 02.07.2016. The Convention will discuss about the preparations for the 2nd September General Strike and also about the forthcoming wage revision w.e.f. 01-01-2017. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, com. Sampath Rao, AGS and com. P. Asokababu, Vice-president(CHQ) will be representing BSNLEU in the Convention.

 

[29.06.2016]Corporate Office issued clarification with regard to the pay revision/fixation of officials, holding substantive grade of Non-Executive but working in the Executive grade on local officiating basis.<<click here>>

 

[29.06.2016]BSNLEU demands one time relaxation to the educational qualification to appear in the Telcom Technician (erstwhile Telcom Mechanic)  LDCE. 

BSNLEU has long been demanding that the requisite educational qualification, to appear in the Telecom Technician (erstwhile Telcom Mechanic) LDCE should be relaxed, as a one extra time measure. A large number of Regular Mazdoors are suffering from the problem of stagnation. Allowing RMs and Group D employees who are not having 10th standard qualification to appear the Telcom Technician LDCE as a one time measure, will really help to ease the stagnation problem, apart from fulfilling the aspiration of good number of lower level employees. BSNLEU has once again written to the Director(HR)  on this issue.<<view letter>>

 

[28.06.2016]Meeting with GM (Admin).

Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, met shri S.K. Sinha, GM(Admin), BSNL CO. today, and demanded immediate sanctioning of welfare grants for Chennai circle. The Dy. GS told the GM that the Chennai circle has already made payments by taking loan from local welfare fund. The GM(Admin.) assured to sanction 50% grant within a fortnight.

 

[28.06.2016]Massive dharna at Chennai, against corrupt practices of Telecom Employees Cooperative Society.

More than 500 BSNL employees of Tamil Nadu circle and Chennai circle conducted a dharna at Chennai today, expressing their anger against the massive corruption going on in the Telecom Employees Cooperative Society. BSNLEU and SEWA BSNL organised this dharna. Com. M. Kanniappan, President, BSNLEU, Chennai, presided over the dharna which was held in the Flower Bazaar BSNL complex. The protesters demanded re-auditing of the Society accounts, reduction of interest on loan, increasing of the dividend payable to the employees, etc. The dharna was addressed by com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com.Raveendran, former GS, SEWA BSNL, com. S. Chellappa, CP &  AGS, BSNLEU, com. Babu Radhakrishnan, CS, BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu, com. K. Govindaraj, CS, BSNLEU, Chennai circle and many others. CHQ heartily congratulates all the comrades who participated in the dharna.<<views of the  dharna>>

 

 

[28.06.2016]Com. Mukundan, one of the founding leaders of E3(N) in Karnataka circle passed away.

CHQ deeply regrets to inform the sad demise of Com. Mukundan, former District  Secretary, NFTE E 3, Mysore, as well as Circle President of SNEA(I) at Mysuru, at around 1500 hours due today, to massive heart attack. He was around 67 years old. He was one of the founding leaders of E3 (N) in Karnataka Circle. We pay our respectful homage to the departed leader. We also pay our heartfelt condolences to the family of com.Mukundan.

 

[28.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to the GM (Admin.), on non-allotment of welfare fund to Chennai Telephones for the year 2015-16.<<view letter>>

 

[27.06.2016]Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations writes to the CMD BSNL, demanding restoration of LTC, Medical Allowance and revision of HRA based on 78.2% IDA merger.<<view letter>>

 

[27.06.2016]Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations writes to the CMD BSNL, conveying the decision of the Forum to hold processions in all SSAs, to intensify, “Service With A Smile” programme.<<view letter>>

 

[27.06.2016]Shortage of stores and materials – District secretaries are requested to inform CHQ of the status.

The Forum is repeatedly taking up the issue of shortage of stores and materials, with the Director (CFA). Inspite of this, necessary improvement has not come. Still, shortage of materials like 5 pair cable, drop wire, jumper wire, etc., are reported from most of the circles. This issue was discussed in the meeting of the Forum held on 23.06.2016. It has been decided in the meeting that, the district secretaries should immediately inform their respective CHQ’s, as to what are the stores and materials that are not available in their SSAs. Hence, all the district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to inform the CHQ, within two weeks, about the non-availability of the stores and materials. Circle secretaries are requested to ensure that the requisite information is sent to the CHQ by all the district unions within their circles.

 

[27.06.2016]Intensification of ‘Service With A Smile’ movement by holding processions in all SSAs.

As a result of the implementation of the ‘Service With A Smile’ movement by the Forum, to popularise the various schemes of the BSNL, like ‘Night Free Call’, ‘Free Roaming’, ‘Free to Home’, etc., BSNL’s customer base of mobile and landline services is increasing rapidly. As per TRAI reports, BSNL continuous to be the no.1 Company in giving new mobile connections. BSNL has given 11 lakh mobile connections in April, 2016, whereas, Airtel could give only 9.8 lakh mobile connections. With a view to accelerate BSNL’s customer base  further, with the involvement of the entire Non-Executives and Executives, the Forum meeting held on 23.06.2016, has decided to hold massive processions in all SSAs tentatively on 10.08.2016. In this processions, the various schemes and products of BSNL would be popularised by carrying banners and placards. All district unions are requested to take note of this and to do the needful for the successful implementation of the call.

 

[27.06.2016]Forum demands restoration of LTC, Medical Allowance and revision of HRA based on 78.2% IDA merger.

The Forum, in it’s meeting held on 23.06.2016, has demanded the BSNL Management to immediately restore LTC and Medical Allowance. The meeting has also demanded the BSNL Management to revise payment of HRA based on 78.2% IDA merger.

 

[27.06.2016]Revision of Pension, based on 78.2% IDA merger to come up before the Cabinet shortly.

The demand of revision of pension based on 78.2% IDA merger has been lingering on for a very long time. Some time back the PMO returned the file, directing the DoT to redraft the Cabinet note. It is learnt that the Cabinet note has gone to the Cabinet, with the necessary compliance by the DoT. The issue is like to be taken up by the Cabinet for consideration shortly.

 

[25.06.2016]BSNLEU decides to conduct solidarity demonstrations for the indefinite strike of the Central Government employees to start from 11th July, 2016.

The Central Government employees are going on an indefinite strike on their justified demands. The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU has decided to conduct solidarity demonstrations, in support of the strike of the Central Government employees, are to be conducted in all districts on 11th July, 2016. Circle and district secretaries are requested to make note of this and to conduct the programme successfully.

 

[25.06.2016]Pension contribution issue being looked into by the Department of Expenditure.

Forum and BSNLEU are seriously trying to ensure settlement of the pension contribution problem. This is the issue, which is the root cause of the problem of stagnation. This is one of the issue on which we went on 2 days strike in April, 2015. Forum has taken up the issue with the Hon’ble MoC. Com. T.K. Rangarajan, MP, Vice President, CITU, has also taken up this issue with the Hon’ble MoC. The Hon’ble MoC has replied that the matter is being examined. The Forum leaders discussed this issue in their meeting with Ms. Annie Moraes, Member (Finance) yesterday. The Member (Finance) replied that the Department of Expenditure has sought the views of the DoT and the Department of Pension & PW, on this issue.

 

[25.06.2016]Central Executive Committee meeting to be held at New Delhi – All CEC members to note please.

The CEC meeting of BSNLEU is being held at New Delhi from 18th to 20th July, 2016. The notification for the meeting has already been issued and the same is uploaded on CHQ website. In view of the financial constraints it is informed that only circle secretaries and Central Office-bearers will be admitted in the CEC meeting. CEC members are requested not to bring any visitors. All the CEC members have to be present in the meeting upto 1800 hrs. on the last day, i.e., 20.07.2016. All CEC members are requested to book their tickets accordingly.

 

[25.06.2016]Corporate Office letter on circle wise revised target of New Telephone Connection for the year 2016-17 for Basic Services.<<view letter>>

 

[24.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR), demanding amendments to the JAO RR 2001, to mitigate the hardships of the Non-Executives.<<view letter>>

 

[24.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR), demanding amendments to the JTO RR 2014, to mitigate the hardships of the Non-Executives.<<view letter>>

 

[24.06.2016]Forum circular no. 28, on decisions of the meeting of the Forum, held on 23.06.2016.<<view letter>>

 

[24.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR), on the nepotism and favouritism in the allotment of quarters by the GM, Darbhanga, Bihar. <<view letter>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[24.06.2016]Forum leaders met Member (Finance) on payment of GPF issue.

As per the decision of the Forum meeting held yesterday, Forum leaders, viz., com. P. Abhimanyu, convenor, Forum, com. Prahalad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA and com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, met Ms. Annie Moraes, Member (Finance) today and discussed the payment of GPF issue. The Member (Finance) told that the DoT has decided to take over the payment of GPF advance/ withdrawal of BSNL employees, and that the same is implemented in Punjab circle, this month.  The leaders demanded, in that case, that the “sanction” should be made by BSNL authorities and the “payment” should be made by the CCA. They also insisted that there should not be any “restriction” in the sanctioning of the GPF advance/withdrawal. The Member (Finance) told that the views of the leaders would be looked into.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[24.06.2016]In continuation of the discussions held in the 34th meeting of the National Council, BSNLEU writes to the CMD BSNL, demanding revision of HRA, based on 78.2% IDA merger.<<view letter>>  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[24.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR) demanding to take immediate steps to vacate the stay on JTO LICE.

Due to the inaction and indifferent attitude of the Rajasthan circle administration in handling the case on JTO LICE, the Hon’ble CAT Jodhpur, has given stay, as a result of which the Management is not in a position to declare the results till 04.07.2016. BSNLEU has urged the Director (HR) to ensure immediate steps to vacate the stay, so that the results can be declared.<<view letter>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[23.06.2016]BSNLEU is not connected with the AP court case regarding union recognition.

 

The CHQ of BSNLEU wishes to inform that, it is not connected with the case that has been filed in the Andhra Pradesh court, in the matter of union recognition. Neither the CHQ was consulted, nor was it informed of the case, by the comrade who has filed the case. When enquired by the the CHQ, the Andhra Pradesh circle union has also informed, that it is in no way connected with the case. This is a clear case of violation of organisational discipline. CHQ has requested the AP circle union to look in to the matter and do the needful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[23.06.2016]Notification for the Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, to be held at New Delhi from 18th to 20th July, 2016.<<view notification>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[23.06.2016]Recruitment for the posts of Junior Engineer (JE), (ESRTWHILE TTA), in BSNL from external candidates.<<view order>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[23.06.2016]Verification of Online Application forms in respect of JAO LICE under 40% quota to be held on 17.07.2016.<<view order>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[22.06.2016]BSNL records highest addition in wireless subscriber base during April, says TRAI.

 

 

According to the latest data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the total subscriber base in the country increased from 1,033 million as of March 2016 to 1,034 million as of April 2016 while the number of urban subscribers declined form 606.69 million to 607.21 million during the period, total rural subscribers increased from 449.17 million to 452.08 million.

 

Notably, state-run operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) recorded the highest addition in the number of wireless users during April 2016 at 1.1 million BSNL was followed by Airtel and Aircel which added 978.230 and 572,869 wireless users, respectively. However, private players continued to hold the majority portion of the wireless market with a share of 91.2 per cent.

 

Meanwhile, the number of broadband subscribers increased from 149.75 million as of March 2016 to 151.09 million as of April 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[22.06.2016]Once again Modi government is pushing through amendments to Labour Laws.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immediately after coming to power, the Modi government tried to make pro-corporate amendments to the Labour Laws. Through these amendments, the idea of the government, is to give "hire and fire" powers to the employers. The trade union movement of the country stiffly opposed the amendments through struggles. BSNLEU is also part and parcel of all these struggles. After lying low for some time, now the Modi government has decided to once again push through the amendments to the Labour Laws. Accordingly, steps are being taken to amend four Labour Laws. They are, Shop & Establishment Act, Employees Provident Funds &  Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, Maternity Benefits Act 1961 and Employees Compensation Act, 1923. Any amendment to the Labour Laws, which will be detrimental to the working class, will be stiffly opposed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[22.06.2016]Black badge demonstrations on 05-07-2016-circle and district secretaries are requested to make serious preparations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The United Forum, consisting of BSNLEU, SNATTA and BSNL MS, has given call to conduct black badge demonstrations, on 05-07-2016. This agitation is to register our protest to the negative attitude of the BSNL Board, in the settlement  of the genuine grievances of the Non-Executives. Many issues like E1 pay scale, pension contribution to the Directly Recruited employees, one extra increment to the Non-Executives recruited after 01-01-2007 and gratuity to the casual labourers are already approved by the Management Committee and have gone for the approval of the Board of Directors. But, these issues are lying pending with the BSNL Board for a very long time. This deadlock cannot continue for long. Circle and district secretaries are requested to take serious steps,  in close coordination with SNATTA and BSNL MS, to make the agitation a grand success.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[21.06.2016]BSNLEU once again writes to the Management, demanding to grant additional marks for questions with more than one correct answers-case of JTO LICE 2013 <<view letter>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[21.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Management, seeking amendment to the letter on allotment of office accommodation to recognised unions <<view letter>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[21.06.2016]Non-implementation of the decision of the All India Centre is indiscipline. Circle secretaries are requested to do the needful.

 

The All India Centre has already given the direction that all the district unions should hold their executive committee meetings by 15.06.2016 and review the result of the 7th Membership Verification. It is also directed that after making the review, the district unions should send a written report to the circle union. The whole idea of the All India Centre is that, based on the written reports received from the districts, the circle secretaries should deliberate in the CEC meeting to be held next month at New Delhi. Conducting district executive committee meetings and reviewing the verification results is an important organisational task. But it is understood that many district unions have not conducted their executive committee meetings so far to do the review. This is nothing but indiscipline, to say the least. Further, it is the duty of each and every circle secretary to ensure that the decisions of the All India Centre is implemented in his circle. CHQ requests all the circle secretaries to look into this and do the needful.

 

 

[21.06.2016]Declaration of the results of the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016.

 

 

The inordinate delay in the declaration of the results of the JTO LICE, held on 22.05.2016, was once again discussed with Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.) and Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.) yesterday by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy. GS, SNATTA . The representatives expressed their concern for the inordinate delay in the declaration of the results. During the discussion, the GM (Estt.) informed that the management has taken decision to approve the cases of all TTAs of 2007 batch, who are provisionally allowed to appear in the JTO LICE. It means, the results of all the TTAs of 2007 batch, provisionally allowed to appear the JTO LICE, will also be declared now. The GM (Rectt.) informed that she is awaiting legal opinion on the order given by Hon’ble CAT Hyderabad on 18.05.2016. The representatives requested the GM (Rectt.) to declare the results immediately after the receipt of the legal opinion, for which she responded positively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[21.06.2016]Payment of GPF advance by DoT.

Despite stiff opposition from BSNLEU, it seems that GPF advance for BSNL employees is going to be paid by the DoT in future. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met shri Y.N. Singh, GM (T&BFCI) yesterday for getting funds released for this month’s GPF advance. The GM (T&BFCI) told that fund is already released yesterday. Together with that, the GM (T&BFCI) told that payment of GPF advance is going to be taken over by the DoT. This month’s payment in Punjab is being made by the DoT.  Madhya Pradesh and UP (East) are the next two circles in this list. GS, BSNLEU demanded to the GM (T&BFCI) that even if payment of GPF is made by the DoT, sanctioning of the same should be continued to be done by BSNL only. The GM (T&BFCI) told that this aspect should be discussed with the Member (Finance) of the Telecom Commission. BSNLEU will do it.

 

[21.06.2016]BSNLEU demands to hold Telecom Technician (TM) and Junior Engineer (TTA) LDCEs.

The calendar of exams already released by the Corporate Office does not contain dates for holding the LDCEs for Telecom Technician (TM) and Junior Engineer (TTA). The GS and Dy. GS, BSNLEU met the GM (Estt.) yesterday and demanded that Management should fix the dates of these two exams and hold the same expeditiously. The representatives also demanded that as a one time relaxation, officials without 10th standard qualification should be allowed to write Telecom Technician LDCE and officials without 10+2 qualification should be allowed to write the JE LDCE. This issue will be further taken up at the Director (HR) level.

 

 

 

[21.06.2016]Status of the anomalies and stagnation issues.

 

BSNLEU is continuously pressing the Corporate Management for the settlement of the anomalies and stagnation issues. These issues were once again discussed with the GM (Estt.) yesterday, by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS. As regards the anomalies issue, the GM (Estt) said that BSNL has now written to the DoT for approval of the issue. This has been done since it is the DoT who can revise the pension of those who are already retired and who are going to get the benefit of settlement of anomalies. As regards stagnation issue, the GM (Estt.) told that based on the understanding reached with the Union, file is sent to the Establishment Finance. This case will be persued with the EF.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[21.06.2016]Holding of PLI and Designation Committee meeting.

 

Com. P. Abhimanyu GS and com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS met shri A. M. Gupta, GM (Restg.) yesterday and pointed out the delay on the part of the Corporate Office in holding the PLI Committee and Designation Committee meetings. The representatives conveyed to the GM (Restg.) the eagerness of BSNLEU to expeditiously frame the new PLI formula as well as new designations for the left out cadres. They also held some preliminary discussion with the GM (Restg.) on both these issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[20.06.2016]A.P. Circle Executive Committee Meeting and Seminar held at Warangal.

BSNL Employees Union AP Circle Executive Committee meeting was held from 16th to 18th June 2016 at Warangal. The Union flag was hoisted by Com P.Asokababu Vice President ( CHQ).  Circle Vice Presidents Com K.Nageswara Rao, Com M.Tirumalacharyulu and Com P.Narsagoud worked as presidium and conducted the proceedings. The report submitted by Com J. Sampath Rao Circle Secretary containing a detailed analysis of the results of the 7th verification was approved unanimously with certain modifications. Each and every District Secretary and office bearer has spoken analysing the results of 7th verification, the necessity for making September 2016 general strike a grand success and other issues. On 17.6.2016, CITU Telangana State General Secretary Com M.Saibabu has addressed the meeting and congratulated the Union for the united struggles for saving BSNL and for achieving a grand victory in the 7th verification. He spoke in detail about the necessity for making the 2nd September general strike a grand success. A seminar was held on " Service with a Smile". It was addressed by Sri P.V.Muralidhar CGMT AP, Sri K.Narender GM TD Warangal and Com J.Sampath Rao Circle Secretary. Com P.Asokababu Vice President( CHQ) addressed the house on 7th verification results and future tasks . Com J.Sampath Rao Circle Secretary has addressed the meeting and replied to the discussion. The meeting congratulated all the BSNL employees for the grand victory of BSNL Employees Union in the 7th verification and for achieving double hat trick winning six verifications continuously without any break.<< views of seminar >> 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[20.06.2016]BSNLEU heartily congratulate the newly elected All India office bearers of AIBSNLEA.

 

 

The All India conference of AIBSNLEA was conducted at Mysore, starting form 17.06.2016. The Conference has elected com. Sivakumar (Tamil Nadu) as the president, com. Prahald Rai as the General Secretary and com. T.C. Jain (Corporate Office) as the Treasurer. BSNLEU heartily congratulates all the All India office bearers of AIBSNLEUA elected in the Mysore conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[20.06.2016]BSNLEU Karnataka circle executive committee meeting held at Mysore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The circle executive committee meeting of BSNLEU, Karnataka circle, was conducted at Mysore on 18th and 19th June, 2016. Com. B.P. Narayan, CP, presided over. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, was present on both the days and address the meeting. Com. C.K. Gundanna, CS, could not attend the meeting, since he fell ill and was admitted in hospital on 18th morning. Com. Muddaiah, ACS, acted as the circle secretary. The meeting reviewed the results of the 7th Verification. Decision is taken to conduct the circle conference in October. 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[20.06.2016]It is an undeniable fact that NFTE openly supported the corrupt and arrogant B.N. Singh to attack BSNLEU.

 

NFTE has denied that it’s leaders at Jamshedpur supported the corrupt and arrogant B.N. Singh, when he victimised BSNLEU leaders. We are sorry to say that NFTE is trying to hide the fact. GS, BSNLEU and Dy. GS, BSNLEU met NFTE leadership, including com. C. Singh, GS and com Mahabir Singh, CS, Jharkhand, on 25.09.2014 at New Delhi, and have complained about their Jamshedpur leaders. BSNLEU leaders specifically complained that the NFTE All India officer bearer, stationed at Jamshedpur, was openly supporting B.N. Singh. It is an undeniable fact that NFTE openly supported B.N. Singh at Jamshepur and helped him to victimise BSNLEU leaders. If NFTE wants, we can prove this with document.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[18.06.2016]BSNLEU, Karnataka circle, celebrated 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. 

The Karnataka circle union celebrated the 125th Birth Anniversary of the architect of the Constitution of India, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. A seminar was organisd at Mysuru today. Com. B. P. Narayan, CP, Karnataka circle, presided over. The Seminar was addressed by Dr. Shiv Kumar of Mysuru University, com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and professor Nanjundaiah. A large number of employees, including a sizeable number of women employees attended. Dr. Shiv Kumar, elaborately spoke on the contributions of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, explained Dr. B.R.Ambedkar's contribution in strengthening Indian democracy, by putting in place a unique constitution. He explained the contributions of BSNLEU in defending the rights of the SC/ST employees in BSNL. Further, he explained how the rights of both SC/ST employees as well as employees of other sections of employees are being taken away by the New-liberal policies and the need to unitedly fight against these policies. The Mysuru district union has made excellent arrangements for this seminar. CHQ heartily congratulates the Karnataka circle union for effectively organising this seminar.<< views of seminar >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[18.06.2016]BSNLEU heartily welcome the statement of the CMD BSNL on wage revision w.e.f 01.01.2017.

 

 

Two months back, in a meeting held at Bengaluru, the CMD BSNL, has stated that the BSNL employees would not get wage revision w.e.f 01-01-2017,  if the Company continues to go in loss. BSNLEU has pointed out to the CMD BSNL that,  as per the DPE guidelines, the employees are eligible for wage revision w.e.f 01-01-2017,even if BSNL makes loss. In the Open Session of the AIC of AIBSNLEA, held at Mysuru yesterday, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, raked up this issue in his speech. He pointed out that more than 80 % of the Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL would retire before 01-01-2027. For these 80% employees, the wage revision w.e.f from 01-01-2017 is going to be the last wage revision. If these employees do not get this wage revision, than they would be facing loss in their pension. And this loss in pension, would be suffered till the last day of the lives of these employees, pointed out com. P. Abhimanyu,GS. Finally, he strongly demanded that the BSNL Management should implement wage revision for the employees in BSNL w.e.f 01-01-2017. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, who addressed the house finally, responded positively to the demand made by com. P.Abhimanyu,GS, and stated "We will make 3rd PRC a success." The house received this statement of the CMD BSNL with a big applause. BSNLEU heartily welcome the statement of the CMD BSNL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[18.06.2016]General Secretary, BSNLEU, addressed the All India Conference of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA. 

 

 

The All India Conference of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA is being held at Mysuru. The Open Session of the Conference was held yesterday. It was presided over by com. Venugopal,President, AIBSNLEA. Com. Prahalad Rai welcomed. The Open Session was addressed by shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, shri N. K. Gupta, Director (CFA), com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, shri A. M.Gupta,GM (SR),BSNL CO, com. K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA, com. Subburaman, GS, TEPU, etc. In his address, the GS, BSNLEU, highlighted how the united struggles of the Non-Executives and Executives, under the banner of the Forum, have paved the way for the revival of BSNL. He provided the data related to BSNL's resurgence and requested that the unity of the Non- Executives and Executives should be strengthened further.<< views of the  Conference >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[17.06.2016]Verification of the Online application Forms in respect of JAO LICE under 40% Quota to be held on 17.07.2016.<<view order>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[17.06.2016]BSNL decides to extend  the " Free Roaming"  facility for one more year. 


BSNL has decided to extend the  "Free Roaming"  facility for one more year. This scheme, introduced by BSNL last year, has become a big hit, and has become very popular among customers. BSNL is able to expand it's customer base in a big way, with the help of this scheme. Further, it is very important to note that no other private operator has been able to introduce the Free Roaming scheme till today. Under these circumstances, it is a welcome step that the BSNL has decided to extend the scheme for one more year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[17.06.2016]BSNL has emerged as a strong competitor in the Indian telecom industry. 
It is a matter of great pride that BSNL has become the company with the fastest growth in the mobile segment. As per data released by the TRAI, BSNL had a growth rate of 1.67 percent in February. It was followed by Airtel with 1.18 percent, Vodafone with 1.04 percent and Idea Cellular with 0.85 percent whereas the industry average stood at 0.85 percent. In March, growth rate of BSNL was 1.79 percent against the industry average of 0.68 percent. It is noteworthy to say that once BSNL was considered to be a sinking ship. The private sector even strongly demanded the immediate privatisation of BSNL. But, with the coordinated action of the Management and the Forum of unions and associations, BSNL has emerged as a strong competitor in the Indian telecom industry. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[16.06.2016] Corrupt and arrogant B.N.Singh is transferred out of Jharkhand. Hearty congrats to the comrades of Jamshedpur. 
Finally, the arrogant and corrupt B.N.Singh,Sr. GM, Jamshedpur, is kicked out of Jamshedpur, and is posted in Gaya, Bihar circle. He had let loose a " Jungle Raj"  in Jamshedpur for the past 3 years. His one point agenda was to demolish BSNLEU. He had been heaping victimisations on the leaders and active members of BSNLEU. As a climax, com. Ram Naresh Prasad, district secretary, BSNLEU, was compulsorily retired. It was unfortunate that the leaders of NFTE at Jamshedpur were supporting B.N.Singh, which emboldened him to attack BSNLEU. More unfortunate is that the Corporate Management was turning a deaf ear to our pleadings for a long time. Finally, BSNLEU is compelled to serve notice for conducting relay hunger strike at the Corporate Office. BSNLEU  will go ahead with the proposed relay hunger strike, till all the victimisations at Jamshedpur are settled. 
 

[16.06.2016] Grant of facilities to the recognised representative unions of non-executive employees in BSNL- further instructions issued by the Corporate Office.<<view order>>

 

[16.06.2016] BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions to the circle for timely submission of claims to O/o CCAs, DoT for reimbursement of pay and allowances and other benefits to BSNL employees deputed to CCA office.<<view order>>

 

[16.06.2016]Corporate Office circulated revision of TTA (now Junior Engineer) induction training structure and syllabus.<<view order>>

 

 

[15.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Secretary, DoT, demanding to immediately resolve the pension contribution issue. 
The method in which the pension contribution of BSNL employees is being calculated, and amount collected from BSNL by the government, is a serious matter. For the entire Central Government employees, it is being calculated on the basic pay. But, in respect of BSNL employees, it is being calculated based on the maximum of the pay scale. Forum and BSNLEU are  seriously taking up this issue. Once again BSNLEU has written to the Secretary, DoT, demanding to immediately resolve the issue. <<view letter>>

 

[15.06.2016]BSNLEU to conduct relay hunger strike at BSNL Corporate Office demanding to end “Jungle Raj” in Jamshedpur SSA.

The jungle raj in Jamshedpur SSA is continuing. Com. Ram Naresh Prasad, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Jamshedpur is transferred to Dumka SSA. Charge sheets are being issued to the active members of BSNLEU on false charges and severe punishments are being imposed. Representations to the CMD BSNL and Director (HR) have fallen on deaf ears. The All India Centre meeting held yesterday has decided to organise relay hunger strike at Corporate Office from 12.07.2016, to put an end to jungle raj in Jamshepur.<<< view notifications>>>

 

[14.06.2016]Black badge demonstrations on 05.07.2016, against the negative attitude of the BSNL Board, towards the HR issues of the Non-Executives. 
The BSNL Board is adopting a totally negative attitude towards the problems of the Non-Executives. Certain genuine issues, already approved by the Management Committee, were sent for the approval of the BSNL Board. But, it seems that the Board has kept those issues in the deep freezer. Promotion in E1 pay scale to the Non-Executives was sent for the Board approval. This issue is lying pending with the Board at least for the past two years. Similarly, the pension contribution of the Directly Recruited Employees of BSNL, granting of one advance increment to the left out Non-Executives, who are appointed on or after 01-01-2007, payment of gratuity to the casual labourers are the other burning issues, which have been kept in cold storage by the BSNL Board of Directors for a very long time. Under this situation, the All India Centre of BSNLEU, which met today, has decided to register a strong protest  against the negative attitude of the BSNL Board,  with regards to the settlement of the issues of the Non-Executives. In consultation with the partners of the United Forum, it is decided to hold nationwide demonstrations, wearing black badges, on 05-07-2016. All circle and district unions of BSNLEU are requested to successfully implement the programme, together with SNATTA and BSNL MS. 

 

 

[14.06.2016] Review of JTO LICE 2013 results in Andhra Pradesh circle.

The issue of review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013 is lingering on in Andhra Pradesh circle. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy GS, SNATTA met Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.) yesterday and demanded to give a clear cut instruction to the CGM, AP Circle, to withdraw the court case and to implement the Corporate Office letters dated 08.04.2016 and 24.05.2016. She has agreed to do so. <<view letter>>

 

 

 

 

[14.06.2016]BSNLEU and SNATTA demand that JTO LICE for 2014-15 vacancies should be conducted without any postponement.

The next round of JTO LICE, for the vacancies of the year 2014-15 has to take place on 28.08.2016. However, delay in declaring the results of the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016 has created a sense of uncertainity among the prospective candidates. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty Dy. GS, and com. Sunil Gautam Dy. GS, SNATTA who met the GM (Rectt.) yesterday demanded that the next JTO LICE should take place on 28.08.2016, for which notification should be issued on 15.07.2016. The GM (Rectt.) assured that the needful would be done in this regard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[14.06.2016]CHQ pays respectful homage to com. Kunhanandan, former treasurer (CHQ) of AIBDPA.

 

 

 

 

 

Com. Kunhanandan, a veteran leader of our movement, passed away at Calicut, Kerala, today. He was the former district secretary of AITEU class III, Calicut. He was also the treasurer (CHQ) of AIBDPA, before the last All India conference, held at Tirupathi. Com. Kunhanandan remained as a dedicated soldier of the working class movement, till he breathed his last. BSNLEU pays it’s respectful homage to the departed comrade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[14.06.2016]Calculation of pension contribution of BSNL employees- Reply of the Hon’ble Minister.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forum of BSNL unions and associations is continuously trying to ensure that the pension contribution of BSNL employees is calculated as per the basic pay, instead of based on the maximum of the pay scale. This issue is the root cause of the ‘Anomaly’ problem. Com. T.K. Rangarajan, Hon’ble, MP, has taken up this issue with the Hon’ble Minister of Communications. On 30.05.2016, the Hon’ble Minister of Communications has informed com. T.K. Rangarajan, MP, that the issue has been examined and that the final decision would be communicated in due course. We are extremely thankful to com. T.K. Rangarajan, MP, taking up this issue with the Hon’ble Minister.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[14.06.2016]New hurdle in the declaration of JTO LICE results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BSNLEU is taking continuous efforts for the early declaration of the JTO LICE results. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy. GS once again met Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rect.) and Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.) yesterday and discussed this issue. The GM (Rect.) informed that the Recruitment Branch is ready to declare the results, but the same is not being done in view of the order of the Hon’ble CAT, Hyderabad Bench. The order, given on 18.05.2016 by the Hon’ble CAT,  in the case filed by shri Hari Singh TTA and others, says that the selection (read recruitment) based on the notification dated 04.03.2016 is subject to the outcome of the Court case. Certainly this order is a deadlock in the declaration of the results. GM (Estt.) is urged by the union representatives to immediately file an appeal, if necessary, to expeditiously declare the results. The GM (Estt.) has assured to do the needful. <<<view CAT order>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[14.06.2016] Management Committee approval for all the candidates who were provisionally allowed to appear the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BSNLEU strongly demanded that the TTAs of the 2007 batch, who were sent for training belatedly after 30.06.2008, should also be permitted to appear in the JTO LICE held on 22.05.2016. Subsequently some of such candidates were allowed by the CAT to appear in the JTO LICE. Based on this CAT order, BSNLEU demanded that all the 2007 batch TTAs sent for training after 30.06.2008 should be allowed to appear in the exam. It was accepted by the Management and all such candidates were “provisionally” allowed. However, all these provisionally allowed candidates have not completed 5 years of service as on 1st July, as per the requirement of the RR. To avoid any further complication, Corporate Office is seeking the approval of the “Management Committee” to regularise all the provisionally admitted candidates. MC is expected to give it’s approval this week. This is a big success for BSNLEU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[13.06.2016]BSNL demands to DoT to issue direction to start wage negotiations in BSNL.

 

 

 

 

 

The DPE has already constituted the 3rd PRC. As regards the Non-Executives of BSNL, the BSNL Management should start negotiations with the Recognised Unions, to finalise the Wage Revision. BSNLEU writes to the Secretary, DoT, requesting to issue necessary instruction to the BSNL Management for starting the negotiations. <<< view letter>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[13.06.2016]Yet another game plan to kill BSNL. Forum strongly opposes.

 

It is very disturbing to know that the DoT is making proposal to force BSNL to do the “expansion” and “Operation” of MTNL’s mobile service on a “Revenue Sharing” basis. It is the duty of the government to help MTNL to come out of it’s crisis. Instead, telling BSNL to run MTNL’s mobile service will only put BSNL in deep trouble. Forum has strongly opposed this proposal and written letter to the Minister. The Non- Executives and Executives have to remain vigilant to foil yet another game plan to kill BSNL

<<< view Forum’s letter>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[11.06.2016]Telecom Companies assure the government to put up 60,000 towers  to overcome the call drop problem. 
Telecom Secretary, shri J. S. Deepak held a meeting with the telecom companies yesterday, to discuss about the call drop problem. Chief Executives of major telecom companies such as Airtel, BSNL, Idea, Reliance Jio and Vodafone participated in this meeting. The telecom majors have assured the government that they would spend Rs. 12,000 crore, to put up 60,000 towers to overcome the call drop problem. The Telecom Secretary has told the reporters that the situation would be reviewed after 6 months.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[11.06.2016]CHQ of BSNLEU  pays it's respectful homage to com. Pratihastha, Branch Secretary, Bomdila, NE- II circle. 
CHQ of BSNLEU is saddened to hear that, com. Pratihastha, Branch Secretary, BSNLEU, Bomdila branch, Arunachal Pradesh, has passed away at 23.40 hrs yesterday. CHQ pays it's respectful homage to com. Pratihastha, and offers heartfelt condolences to his family members, comrades, friends and relatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[11.06.2016]What relevance the 3rd PRC is having for the Non-Executives?

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have informed through our website yesterday that, the government has formed the 3rd Pay Revision Committee (PRC) for the officers of the Public Sector undertakings. The recommendations of this 3rd PRC will be applicable only to the officers, and will not be directly applicable to the Non-Executives of the Public Sector. As regards the Non-Executives, the wage revision will be bargained with the Management, by their recognised unions,  and finally wage revision agreement will be signed. However, the quantum of fitment, rate of increment, etc., recommended by the 3rd PRC, will have certainly have a bearing on the wage settlement of the Non-Executives. BSNLEU has already demanded that the Management should start the Wage Revision talks. However, the Management has replied that Wage Revision talks would start, only when clearance is given by the Administrative Ministry, ie., the DoT. Now that the government has already declared the formation of the 3rd PRC, we will demand that the DoT should give necessary clearance to BSNL,  for starting negotiations for the Wage Revision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[10.06.2016]3rd PRC formed.

 

 

 

 

 

The government has formed the 3rd Pay Revision Committee (PRC) for the revision of pay scales, perquisites, etc., of the Board Level and Below Board level officers and Non-Unionised supervisors. Justice Satish Chandra (Retd.) is the Chairman. The PRC will submit it's report within 6 months and the wage revision will be implemented from 01.01.2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[10.06.2016]Rs. 2,20,000 collected as donation of the All India Conference. 
The Tamil Nadu circle union, which is hosting the next All India Conference, has decided to conduct the Conference only by collecting donations from the members. Quota for collection of donation for various district unions has been fixed in the Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting being held at Tuticorin today. In today's Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting itself, an amount of Rs.2,20,000 was donated by the delegates who are participating in the meeting. It is noteworthy to state that the delegates from Erode district alone donated an amount of Rs.1,17,000. CHQ heartily congratulates all the comrades who liberally donated for the AIC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[10.06.2016]Reception Committee of the All India Conference of BSNLEU formed. 
The Tamil Nadu circle union has undertaken the responsibility of hosting the next All India Conference of BSNLEU. The Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting, being held at Tuticorin today, has formed the Reception Committee of the All India Conference. Com.T.K. Rangarajan (MP-Rajya Sabha), a veteran leader of the CITU, is elected as the President of the Reception Committee. Com. S. Chellappa, AGS and circle president is elected as the Working President of the Reception Committee. Com. Babu Radhakrishnan, circle secretary is elected as the General Secretary and com. K. Srinivasan, circle treasurer is elected as the treasurer of the Reception Committee. CHQ heartily congratulates the Tamil Nadu comrades and expresses the hope that the Reception Committee will be successful in conducting the All India Conference.
 

 

 

 

 

 

[10.06.2016]BSNLEU  once again urged Management to declare JTO LICE  results without further delay. 
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS,  once again met Ms Anima Roy, GM (Rect.) yesterday, and insisted immediate declaration of the JTO LICE results. It is understood that one of the members of the Committee, that has been formed to study the implications of various court orders, is on leave. He is expected to join duty on Monday. The GM (Est.) has assured that every possible step would be taken for early declaration of the results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[10.06.2016]Tamil Nadu circle conducting Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting at Tuticorin.

 

Tamil Nadu circle union is conducting it's Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting at Tuticorin today. Around 500 comrades are attending this meeting. Apart from the Circle Executive Committee members, Branch Secretaries and District Office bearers from throughout the circle are enthusiastically participating in this meeting. Apart from review of the 7th Membership Verification, the meeting will also plan to successfully conduct the 2nd September General Strike  as well as the forthcoming All India Conference to be held at Chennai. <<views of the meeting>>

 

 

[10.06.2016]Corporate Office issued Guidelines regarding amendments  in the existing Recruitment Rules of TTA, Sr. TOA, Telecom Mechanic and Regular Mazdoor due to change of Designation of Non-Executives in BSNL.<<click here>>  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[09.06.2016]"France grappled with massive strikes" Editorial of the June 2016 issue of the Tele Crusader <<< view editorial >>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[09.06.2016]Great news! All the Kerala Ministers have taken BSNL post paid connections.

The new Left and Democratic government has come to power in Kerala. According to the GM (S&M CM), Kerala circle, all the new ministers of the LDF government have taken BSNL post paid connections as their official connections. This is a great news.  BSNLEU  whole heartedly appreciates this goodwill gesture of the Kerala LDF government, to strengthen BSNL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[09.06.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director ( HR ) , demanding declaration of results of the JTO LICE.

 

 

 

 

 

BSNLEU is seriously taking efforts for the declaration of the JTO LICE results without any further delay. Today , it has written letter to Director (HR), echoing the feeling of  disappointment of the thousands of candidates who are anxiously awaiting declaration of the JTO LICE results.<<< view letter >>>
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[08.06.2016]Nominations to circle and local councils - circle and district secretaries to note please. 

 

 

 

 

 

Consequent to the successful conclusion of the 7th Membership Verification, Negotiating Councils have to be constituted at the National, Circle and SSA levels. This issue will be discussed shortly by the All India Centre, and guidelines will be issued. Circle and District Secretaries are requested to wait and to take appropriate action, as per the guideline of the CHQ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[07.06.2016]Inordinate delay in declaring the results of the JTO LICE held on 22-05-2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is unnecessary delay in declaring results of the JTO LICE, held on. 22-05-2016. When com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met the Director(HR) and GM(Rect.) on 02-06-2016, he was assured that the results would be declared within a day or two. However, this has not happened. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, talked to Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rect.) today and discussed this issue. The GM (Rect.) replied that a committee has been constituted, in view of the many court cases involved in this exam. The GM (Rect.) justified that, the Committee has been constituted only to avoid further court cases. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, insisted that the Committee should be told to give it's report within a few days and that, Corporate Office must declare the results latest within 10 days. The GM (Rect.)  responded positively. BSNLEU  will monitor this case and will take further appropriate action.
 

 

 

 

 

 

[07.06.2016]Chennai conducted jubilant victory celebration. 

 

 

 

 

 

Chennai circle union conducted a jubilant victory celebration meeting yesterday. The meeting was organised at the Flower Bazaar BSNL complex. A large number of employees enthusiastically participated in the meeting, which was presided over by com. Kanniappan, circle president. Com. K. Govindaraj, circle secretary addressed the meeting and welcomed everyone. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,  com. S. Chellappa, AGS, com. Raveendran, former GS, SEWA BSNL  and com. Nagaraju, circle secretary, SNATTA, addressed the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, in his detailed address, highlighted the importance of BSNLEU's landslide victory in the 7th Membership Verification. While throwing light on the future activities of BSNLEU, the GS elaborately explained about the ongoing developmental activities of BSNL and urged that each and every employee of Chennai Telephones should try his/her best to make the circle profitable within the shortest possible time.<<views of the meeting>>

 

[06.06.2016]Good Bye Mohammed Ali, we will carry forward your spirit.

Mohammed Ali, the legendary boxing champion, has passed away. He was one of the greatest sportsman that the world has seen. He will be remembered for his ideals also. When the US imperialism attacked Vietnam, Mohammed Ali courageously raised his voice against it. BSNLEU pays it's respectful homage to the champion and heartfelt condolences to his family members.

 

[04.06.2016]JAO LICE under 10% quota is to be held on 28-08-2016.

The Recruitment Branch of the Corporate Office has issued notification, to hold the JAO LICE under 10% quota on 28-08-2016. There are totally 365 vacancies for which this examination is going to be conducted.<<view letter>>

 

[04.06.2016]Principal CAT stays recovery from the salary of officiating TTAs, based on order dated 22-12-2015.
BSNL Corporate Office has issued order on 22-12-2015, with regards to fixation of pay of the officiating TTAs. Now, the Principal CAT has stayed any recovery to be made, from the districts salary of the  Officiating TTAs, based on the order dated 22-12-2016.<< view letter >>

 

[04.06.2016]Canara Bank informs upward revision of rates of interest for various loans. 
MoU has been signed between BSNL Management and Canara Bank on 23-03-2016, for extending various loans to the BSNL  employees. Now,  Canara Bank has informed an upward revision in the interests of the loans, based on the guidelines of the Reserve Bank of India. << view letter >>
 

[04.06.2016]We welcome CMD BSNL's changed view on VRS. 

The views expressed by the CMD BSNL on VRS,  in an interview given to the Indian Express recently, caused worry to the employees. In that interview, the CMD BSNL had stated that VRS is necessary to make BSNL profitable. The leaders of the Core Committee of the Forum, met the CMD BSNL on 30.05.2016, and strongly told that VRS is not acceptable. Further, Forum also wrote to the CMD BSNL, refuting his arguments in favour of VRS. After this, the CMD BSNL met media persons at Pune on 02.06.2016. In that press meet, the CMD has told that VRS will not be implemented in BSNL. We welcome CMD BSNL's changed view on VRS issue.

 

[03.06.2016]Bihar JTO LICE to be held on 16.07.2016 instead of 17.07.2016.

In view of the JAO LICE to be held throughout the country on 17.07.2016, the JTO LICE of Bihar circle will be held on 16.07.2016.

 

[03.06.2016]Forum writes to the Director (CFA) on acute shortage of materials.

Acute shortage of stores and materials is being reported from many circles. This issue came up serious discussion in the Core Committee meeting held on 31.05.2016. Forum has written a letter to the Director (CFA), demanding immediate action.<<view letter>>

 

[03.06.2016]Damaging of cables- circle and district unions requested to take prompt action.

The services of BSNL suffer to a great extent due to the damaging of the OFC and copper cables of BSNL. However, due precautionary and follow up actions are not being taken at the field levels. In most of the cases, where filing of FIR is warranted, the same is not being done. This issue was seriously raised by the Staff Side in the 34th meeting of the National Council. Following this, Corporate Office has sent a letter to all the CGMs. Even this letter also seems to be a mere formality only. Hence, circle and district unions are requested to be vigilant on this issue, and create sufficient pressure on the field level administration to take serious action.<<view letter>>

 

[03.06.2016]CHQ appreciates the prompt action taken by com. Prakash Sharma, circle secretary, BSNLEU, Madhya Pradesh on transfer of assets issue.

The Forum has written letter to the CMD BSNL, pointing out the inaction of the CGMs in the matter of transfer of assets from DoT to BSNL. The real problem is that, the original documents of the assets have to be traced out by the SSA heads. Except in Andhra Pradesh circle, no improvement is seen in any circle. On seeing the letter written by the Forum, com. Prakash Sharma, CS, Madhya Pradesh circle has promptly acted and has taken up the issue with the CGM, MP circle. CHQ appreciates com Prakash Sharma. This is how our circle unions are required to be vibrant.<<view letter>>

 

 

[03.06.2016]Com. P. Roy, former CHQ vice-president of BSNLEU passed away.

 

CHQ is extremely sad to inform that com. P. Roy, former CHQ vice-president of BSNLEU passed away today. Com. P. Roy was elected as vice-president in the foundation conference of BSNLEU, held at Visakhapatanam. The veteran leader was critically ill and had been admitted in the ICU for the past few days. His body was kept in the coordinating committee office and comrades paid their last respects. Com. P.  Roy has donated his body to the Neel Ratan Sarkar Hospital. BSNLEU pays it’s respectful homage to com. P. Roy. His services to the working class will ever be remembered.

 

[02.06.2016]BSNLEU demands immediate implementation of Corporate Office guidelines to review results of JTO LICE 2013 in AP Circle.

Corporate Office guidelines, in respect of review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013, are not yet implemented in Andhra Pradesh circle, due to court case. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, once again discussed the issue with Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) today. The GS demanded that the Corporate Office should give suitable instruction to the CGM, AP Circle, to withdraw the court case, in view of the observation made by the BSNL Standing Councel. The Director (HR) assured to do the needful.

 

[02.06.2016]Forum writes to the CMD BSNL on transfer of assets form DoT to BSNL.

Transfer of assets from DoT to BSNL has not taken place even after 15 years. As per the decision of the Core Committee, Forum has written letter to the CMD BSNL. All the circle secretaries are requested to take up this issue with their respective CGMs. The CGMs have to ensure that the original documents of the assets in their circles are traced out. Without this, the transfer of assets from DoT to BSNL cannot take place.<<view letter>>

[02.06.2016]BSNLEU demands incorporation of new designations in the ERP system.

The new designations, recently approved by the Management for the cadres of TTA, Sr. TOA, TM and RM are yet to be incorporated in the ERP system. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, discussed this with shri A.M.Gupta, GM (Restg.) today and demanded immediate completion of this work. BSNLEU has also written to the GM (Restg.) on the matter.<<view letter>>

[02.06.2016]Bihar JTO LICE to be held on 17.07.2016.

JTO LICE had been deferred in Bihar circle, due to a court stay. Finally the petitioner has withdrawn the case. Consequent to this, BSNLEU has been insisting that the JTO LICE should immediately be conducted in Bihar circle. The matter is once again discussed with the Director (HR) and the GM (Rect.) today by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS. Management conveyed their decision to hold the exam on 17.07.2016.

[02.06.2016]JTO LICE results to be declared within a day or two.

JTO LICE for the vacancies of the year 2013-14 was held on 22.05.2016. This exam was held under the new JTO RR 2014. Some uncertainty was created due to the order of the Hon’ble CAT, Patna bench, which has said that the JTO LICE for the vacancies of 2013-14 should not be conducted as per the JTO RR 2014. BSNLEU has been demanding that the Management should not accept this judgement and proceed to declare the results. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) and Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rect.) today and insisted that the results should be declared without any delay. Management replied that they are working in that direction and results are likely to be declared within a day or two.

[01.06.2016]Forum writes to the CMD BSNL, opposing VRS.

As per the decision taken in the Core Committee meeting, held yesterday, the Forum has written to the CMD BSNL, opposing VRS. <<view letter>>

[01.06.2016]Meeting of the Core Committee of the Forum.

A meeting of the Core Committee of the Forum was held yesterday the 31.05.2016. Com. Prahalad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA presided. Issues connected with the development/revival of BSNL, functioning of the Forum and settlement of various demands already raised by Forum were discussed. The following decisions are taken.

 

 

 

 

1.       Letter to be written to the CMD BSNL opposing VRS.

2.       Letter to be written to the Hon’ble Minister of Communications, opposing DoT’s proposal that BSNL should maintain the services of MTNL on a revenue sharing basis.

3.      Letter to be written to the CMD BSNL and the Secretary, DoT, regarding the inordinate delay in transferring assets from DoT to BSNL.

4.       Letter to be written to the Secretary, DoT, regarding non-payment of Rs.1250 crore to BSNL as compensation from USO Fund.

5.       Next meeting of the Forum will be held at 1600 hrs on 23.06.2016 at BSNLMS office.

[01.06.2016]BSNLEU to hold a seminar on the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar at New Delhi.

The Extended CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at Ahmed Nagar, has already decided to celebrate the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar. Accordingly, the programme is being observed in various circles. The all India Centre meeting of BSNLEU, which met today, decided to organise a seminar at New Delhi on 19th July, 2016. The meeting has also decided to invite com. Tapan Sen, MP, General Secretary, CITU and com. G. Mamata, Dalit Soshan Mukti Morcha to deliver lectures in the seminar.

[01.06.2016]Veteran leader, com. B.P. Narayan, Circle President BSNLEU, Karnataka, retired.

Com. B.P. Narayan, circle president, BSNLEU, Karnataka circle, as well as a dedicated trade union leader, retired on superannuation yesterday. Com. B.P. Narayan served as the district secretary of Mangalore for many years. Later on, he rose to the position of the circle president of Karnataka circle union of BSNLEU. Com. B.P. Narayan has immensely contributed to the growth and strengthening of BSNLEU in Karnataka circle. CHQ heartily congratulates com. B.P. Narayan and wish him a long, healthy and peaceful retired life.

[31.05.2016]Corporate Office reminder on vacancy position in the grade of Junior Accounts Officer as on 01.01.2016.<<view letter>>

[31.05.2016]BSNLEU urges Management to appeal against the order of the Hon’ble CAT, Patna Bench.

The Hon’ble CAT, Patna Bench, in it’s order dated 25.05.2016 has directed that the JTO LICE for the vacancies of the year 2013-14 should not be held as per the JTO RR 2014. BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR), demanding to appeal against this order.<<view letter>>

 

[31.05.2016]BSNLEU writes to the DoT, demanding endorsement of the DoP&T letter on recovery of excess payments.

Based on the order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, the DoP&T has already issued letter directing that excess payment made in the past should not be recovered from the salary of the employees under certain circumstances. The DoT has not yet endorsed this letter of the DoP&T, as a result of which BSNL Corporate Office has not yet implemented the order. BSNLEU has written to the DDG (Estt.), DoT, demanding endorsement of the letter of the DoP&T.<<view letter>>

 

[31.05.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR) urging implementation of the Corporate Office letter in AP circle regarding review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013.<<view letter>>

 

[30.05.2016]BSNL launches Free to Home scheme.<<view letter>>

 

[30.05.2016]Meeting between CMD and Core Committee of the Forum.

A meeting between shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL and the Core Committee of the Forum took place today. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convenor, Forum, com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA and com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA participated. In the meeting the CMD BSNL informed the Core Committee that BSNL is introducing one more scheme to the customers called ‘free to home’. As per this scheme, a BSNL mobile customer can transfer the incoming calls to a BSNL landline without any diversion charge. At present, the transfer of one call from a mobile to a landline will be charged a diversion charge equivalent to one local call. After introduction of the ‘free to home’ facility, this transfer can be done without any diversion charge. This facility will help the BSNL mobile customers to overcome indoor network coverage problems also.

 

[30.05.2016]BSNL’s massive mobile network expansion project.

In the meeting held today, between the CMD BSNL and the Core Committee, the members of the Core Committee enquired about the expansion of BSNL’s mobile networks. In reply to the questions, the CMD BSNL gave the following informations.

 

(1)    BSNL has already added 21,000 BTSs under the phase 7 mobile network expansion. Now, the Management is in the process of procuring another 100% equipments from the same tender. These equipments will be installed in the Northern, Southern and Eastern zones. These equipments will be utilised to replace the outdated 2G equipments, as well as, addition of 3G capacity. 

 

(2)    Management has decided to procure another 31 million line mobile equipments under the phase 8 expansion. This expansion will add 27,000 new BTSs of 2G / 3G / 4G technology. All these BTSs will be 4G compatible. The capital expenditure for this expansion is expected to be Rs.5,000 crore, and the expansion will be completed in two years. 

 

(3)    BSNL is already having 1,20,000 BTSs. Now the expansion of networks as stated above will greatly improve BSNL’s network coverage and quality of mobile services. 

 

[30.05.2016]BSNL’s excellent performance in upgrading SBI’s leased lines.

State Bank of India with 20,000 branches, is BSNL’s leased line customer. SBI was unhappy with the speed of the leased lines. So, it approached BSNL, demanding that the 64 kbps speed of their leased lines should be upgraded to 2 MB speed. The SBI also told that if BSNL is not able to do the upgradation immediately, they would migrate to Airtel. The Enterprise Business (EB) wing of BSNL accepted the challenge. Within one month, the leased lines of 12,000 branches of SBI are upgraded to 2 MB speed. It has targeted to complete the upgradation of the remaining 8,000 branches in one more month. The Core Committee members, Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convenor, Forum, com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA and com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, met shri N.K. Mehta, Director (EB) today and appreciated him and his entire team for this excellent performance. During the discussion, the Director (EB) disclosed that the Supreme Court of India is going to award a project to BSNL for connecting the entire courts of the country with fibre. The value of this project will be Rs.300 crore.  

 

[30.05.2016]BSNL has got a tax return of Rs.6,000 crore.

As a settlement of the tax dispute between BSNL and the Income Tax department, BSNL has received an amount of Rs.6,000 crore, from the Income Tax department. BSNL is likely to get another Rs.1,000 crore from the Income Tax department. This information is given to the Core Committee today, by the CMD BSNL. 

 

[30.05.2016]Hearty congrats to the officers and employees of Karnataka circle.

It is a great news that Karnataka circle has earned a profit of around Rs.40 crore in the recently concluded financial year 2015-16. Karnataka is a very big circle, with a lot of potential for increasing revenue. It is really encouraging to know that this circle has become profit making. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the entire officers and employees of Karnataka circle for this great performance. The other profit making circles are Andaman & Nicobar, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala and Odisha. 

 

[30.05.2016]BSNL’s Operational Profit will be around Rs.2,000 crore in 2015-16.

BSNL’s revenue for the financial year 2015-16 is expected to be around Rs.30,000 crore. It’s Operational Profit will be around Rs.2,000 crore. This information was given by the CMD BSNL in the meeting with the Core Committee, held today. It is noteworthy that BSNL’s Operational Profit was only Rs.672 crore in the financial year 2014-15. 

 

[30.05.2016]Meeting of the Core Committee of the Forum to be held tomorrow.

A meeting of the Core Committee of the Forum will be held at 14:30 hrs. tomorrow. The meeting will take place in Room No.706 of the Corporate Office. 

 

[30.05.2016]VRS opposed.

The leaders of the Core Committee of the Forum told the CMD BSNL today, that VRS is not acceptable to the Forum. The leaders pointed out that VRS implemented in MTNL has not solved the problems of that organisation, and hence Management should give up any plan of bringing VRS in BSNL. In reply to the Core Committee leaders, the CMD BSNL told that he had also told the Indian Express in his interview that, VRS in BSNL is not possible in view of the fact that Rs.18,000 crore is required to implement it and that also the Unions and Associations of BSNL are strongly opposing VRS. He regretted that these information are not published by the Indian Express.

 

[28.05.2016]Massive strike in France against labour law reforms.

Demanding withdrawal of the labour law amendments, massive strike is going on in France. The reforms makes easier for the companies to hire and fire the workers. The IMF has supported this labour law reforms. However, the trade unions demand that the reforms should be totally scraped. As a result of the strike, train service, airways, nuclear power stations and refineries have come to a stand still. The French government has indicated that some modifications are possible, but total scrapping of the reforms is not possible.

 

[28.05.2016]BSNL floats tender to procure 31 million 3G/4G line equipments.

As per media reports BSNL has floated a tender to procure 31.2 million line 3G/4G equipments. The estimated worth of this equipments is around one billion US dollars. As per the tender documents the last date for accepting biddings is 1st July, 2016.

 

[28.05.2016]Narendra Modi completes 2 years in office.

                             

 

[27.05.2016]Problems connected with the JAO LICE.

Certain problems being faced by the employees, for appearing in the JAO LICE, are already taken up by BSNLEU. The demands of BSNLEU in this regard are:- 

 

1)      The upper age limit for appearing in the JAO LICE should be increased from 53 years to 55 years.

2)      The condition that the candidates should have completed 5 years of service in the   9020 pay scale should be removed. All officials who have completed 5 years of service should be permitted to appear in the exam. 

3)      The cut off date to recon the upper age limit should be changed from 1st January to 1st July. 


The above mentioned issues were   seriously discussed several times with the Director(HR)  and GM(FP). However, Management informed us that the above issues could not be settled, without effecting amendments to the JAO Recruitment Rules(RR). A minimum of 5 to 6 months may be required to implement the amendments. Hence, Management has expressed it's inability to bring the changes to the RR before the forthcoming JAO LICE, scheduled to be held in July. BSNLEU regrets that the changes cannot be implemented for the forthcoming exam. However, it assures that all out efforts will be taken to implement the changes before the next JAO LICE.

 

[26.05.2016]Modi Sarkar has completed two years in office.

Today, the Narendra Modi government has stepped into it's third year. It has already completed two years in office. The "Acche Din", promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is yet to come for the common man of the country. During these two years, enormous concessions are showered on the corporates, while subsidies meant for the poor are getting withdrawn. More and more attacks are unleashed on the Public Sector. Hard won rights of the working class are sought to be curtailed through amendments to the Labour Laws. Unemployment and prices of essential commodities keep on increasing. Above everything, the two year period has witnessed steep rise in communal violence. Under patronage from the government, communal forces are freely spreading communal hatred. The experience of the two years says that the working class should strengthen it's unity, for protecting it's rights from the onslaughts of the Modi Sarkar.

 

[26.05.2016]Management issues fresh notification to hold Membership Verification for the Executives.

Corporate Office has issued notification yesterday the 25th May, 2016, for holding the first Membership Verification, to elect the Majority Representative Association of the Executives. Last date for submitting application is 24th June, 2016. The Verification will be held on 27-09-2016. Results will be declared on 29-09-2016. Seven membership verifications have already been conducted for the Non-Executives. But, in the case of Executives, verification is not even held once. The earlier attempts of the Management to hold verification did not materialize due to one reason or the other. We hope that, at least this time the verification will take place.

 

[25.05.2016]CEC meeting of BSNLEU to be held at New Delhi on 18th,19th and 20th July, 2016 - Circle Secretaries and Central Office - bearers to note please.

The Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU will be held at New Delhi on 18th, 19th and 20th July, 2016.  This is already communicated vide CHQ circular no. 13 dated 20-05-2016. This is an important CEC meeting, which will be reviewing the results of the 7th Membership Verification, apart from planning for the General Strike called on by the Central Trade Unions, which will take place on 2nd September, 2016. Hence, all circle Secretaries and Central Office-bearers are requested to attend the meeting without fail. Reservations may be made immediately to avoid last minute inconveniences. Notification of the CEC meeting will be issued shortly. 

 

[25.05.2016]All district unions should conduct their district executive committee meetings by 6th July - circle unions should ensure this. 

As per the decision of the All India Centre, all the district unions should conduct their district executive committee meetings latest by 6th July, and make a review of the results of the 7th Membership Verification. The district unions should also send a review report in writing to their respective circle union. Based on the review done by the district unions, the CEC meeting to be held at New Delhi will come to a final conclusion. However, CHQ wishes to point out that, it is basically the duty of the circle unions to make their district unions to hold their executive committee meetings. Hence, Circle Secretaries are requested to monitor this and to take necessary action. 

 

[24.05.2016]Corporate Office letter on procedure to be followed by the Expert Committee in case of OMR based Departmental Examinations conducted by BSNL.<<click here>>

 

[24.05.2016]VRS is a requirement to make BSNL profitable - says CMD BSNL.

In an interview given to the Indian Express, shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL has said that VRS is a requirement to make BSNL profitable. The CMD BSNL has stated that BSNL is having 2,10,000 employees, whose average age is 50, and that Rs. 15,000 crore is being spent for paying salaries. This amount is equivalent to the money earned by Air India, through all its domestic and international operations. The CMD BSNL has also stated that the Company is trying to improve efficiency by giving training to the employees, but it is not possible to reduce the age of the employees. BSNLEU would like to tell the CMD BSNL that, VRS is not the method to make BSNL profitable. MTNL is the best example, where VRS is already implemented 3 times, but still the Company is sinking fast. Any attempt to introduce VRS in BSNL will be resisted stiffly. 

[courtesy : Indian Express dt. 24-05-2016] 

 

[24.05.2016]Air India - Indian Airlines merger responsible for all ills - says CMD, Air India.

Air India is being cited as an example of an inefficient PSU. The failure of Air India is also often attributed to the inefficiency of the employees. However, the CMD of Air India, shri Ashwani Lohani has said that the merger of Air India and the Indian Airlines is responsible for all ills. Both the Air India and the Indian Airlines were performing well, when the government of India took the decision to merge them together. "It makes me sad when the common employee is often blamed for the ills of the organisation, whereas the real reason for the debacle lies elsewhere", Lohani has said in a hard-hitting blog post.

 

[courtesy: Hindustan Times dt. 22-05-2016]

 

[24.05.2016]Funds for payment of GPF advance.

Corporate Office has allotted funds to all the circles, for payment of GPF advance. Since there was delay in allotment of funds to the circles, BSNLEU discussed the issue with Ms. Sujata Ray, Director(Finance),  last Friday, who assured to do the needful.

 

[24.05.2016]BSNLEU records a magnificent and landslide victory in the 7th Membership Verification BSNLEU Hindi Circular No.13.<<click here>>

 

[24.05.2016]BSNLEU requested Management to take initiative for conducting JTO LICE for the vacancy of 2013-14 in Bihar Circle.

JTO LICE for the year 2013-14 was held on 22nd May, 2016 very successfully in all circles except Bihar due to stay given by Hon'ble CAT, Patna on 20th May. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU and com Sunil Goutam, Dy.GS, SNATTA met the GM (Rectt.), Ms. Anima Roy on 23rd May and expressed sincere thanks to the Rectt. Cell of Corporate office for smooth and successful conducting of the exam. Both the leaders requested the GM to take initiative for immediate vacation of the stay in Bihar circle and also to conduct the exam for the year 2013-14 before the next exam. The GM informed that the management has already instructed the CGM, Bihar to appeal in Hon'ble High Court to vacate the stay. 

 

[23.05.2016]JTO LICE is conducted successfully - BSNLEU heartily congratulates one and all.

It is a matter of great joy that the JTO LICE is successfully conducted yesterday. A large number of eligible candidates have appeared in the exam. BSNLEU heartily congratulates all of them.  According to reports received, the question paper was not very tough, as feared by many. We hope that a large number of candidates will pass the exam. This is a great achievement, considering the fact that this is only the second JTO exam to be conducted in the long 15 years' existence of BSNL. BSNLEU has done it's best to successfully hold the exam. Almost every one feared that the exam would not take place, when the Jodhpur CAT order came. The danger of holding the exam as per the 2001 RR was also there. However, BSNLEU intervened and ensured that exam is held as per the new RR. Even though holding of separate exams as per year wise vacancies became inevitable as per the CAT order, BSNLEU ensured that all the three exams are held in this year itself, by fixing their dates. BSNLEU heartily thanks Ms. Sujata Ray, Director(HR)  and all other officers for taking many positive decisions, to over come the hurdles created by the order of the Honb'le CAT, Jodhpur.

[23.05.2016]Corporate Office letter on extension of benefits of pay protection to the Internal officials selected against DR-JTO quota who have applied through proper Channel.<<view letter>>

[20.05.2016]BSNLEU records a magnificent and landslide victory in the 7th Membership verification - CHQ circular no.13.<<view circular>>

 

[20.05.2016]Implementation of the DoP&T order on stopping recovery of excess payment.

Based on the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the DoP&T has already issued order that, recovery should not be effected from the officials for whom excess payment had been made in the past. However, BSNL Corporate Office has not yet endorsed this letter. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Balbir Singh, President and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.), and demanded the DoP&T letter should immediately be endorsed by the BSNL Corporate Office. However, the GM (Estt.), intimated that necessary endorsement of the DoP&T order has not yet been done by the DoT. BSNLEU urged that the Corporate Office should do the needful to get early endorsement from the DoT. 

 

[20.05.2016]Extension of “Night Fee Call” facility on the residential connections of BSNL employees and pensioners.

BSNLEU has been strongly pressing the BSNL Management that, the Night Free Call facility, already provided to the landline customers, should be extended to the BSNL employees and pensioners also. BSNLEU raised this issue in the last National Council meeting also. It was replied in the NC meeting that the Management had accepted the demand in principle. However, this is not yet implemented. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Balbir Singh, President and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri S.K. Sinha, GM (Admn.), and strongly demanded that the commitment given in the National Council meeting should be implemented without further delay. The GM (Admn.), replied that the issue is being processed in the Corporate Office. The Union representatives urged him to implement it expeditiously.  

 

[20.05.2016]Meeting with the Director (HR).

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Balbir Singh, President and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), today and discussed the following issues. 

 

(1)    Vindictive transfer of the DS, BSNLEU, Jamshedpur SSA.

Com. Ram Naresh Prasad, DS, BSNLEU, Jamshedpur SSA, has been vindictively transferred to Dumka SSA, in violation of the Corporate Office orders. It was demanded that the transfer should be cancelled.  

 

(2)   Settlement of victimisations in Varanasi SSA.

It was demanded that the Corporate Office should immediately intervene and mitigate the sufferings of 21 members of BSNLEU, against whom fabricated FIRs have been filed many years ago. It was pointed out that the district administration of Varanasi has acted against the instructions of the Corporate Office and circle administration. It was demanded that the FIRs should be withdrawn as had already been agreed to.

 

(3)    Inordinate delay in the settlement of anomalies.

It was pointed out that the issue of anomalies is not being settled by the Corporate Office, on the plea that the requisite particulars were not received from the circles. It was requested that the Director (HR) should intervene and take appropriate action to break the deadlock. 

 

(4)  Non-implementation of the DoP&T orders, in giving relaxation to the SC/ST employees in departmental examinations.

It was pointed out that the report of the committee, formed by the Corporate Management, to review the implementation of DoP&T orders is not yet implemented. It was demanded that appropriate action should be taken to fully implement the DoP&T orders. 

 

(5)    Review of JTO LICE 2013 results of Andhra Pradesh circle.

It was pointed out that the Andhra Pradesh circle administration has not implemented the instructions of the Corporate Office with regards to the review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013, since a case is pending in the Hon’ble AP High Court. It was demanded that the case should be withdrawn and Corporate Office instructions implemented.  

 

(6)    Awarding of full marks for the questions with more than one correct answers.

BSNLEU has already demanded that the results of the JTO LICE 2013 should be reviewed by granting full marks for the questions with more than one correct answers, as per the CAT judgement. It was pointed out that this has not yet been implemented.

 

(7)    Non-allotment of funds for payment of GPF.

It was pointed out that Corporate Office has not allotted funds to the circles for the payment of GPF advance. It was demanded that funds should be allotted without further delay. 

 

The Director (HR) assured that needful actions would be taken on all the above mentioned issues. As regards the item no.4, the Director (HR) intimated that the Committee report has not yet been approved by the Management Committee. The Director (HR) also told that shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), who was present in the meeting, would coordinate with the various sections / authorities and would take the needful action to settle the issues.

 

[20.05.2016]Non-allotment of fund for payment of GPF advance.

Funds for payment of GPF advance is not yet allotted to the circles by the Corporate Office for this month. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, discussed this issue with the GM (T&BFCI) today. It was replied that allotment could not be due to acute shortage of funds in the Corporate Office. CHQ will further discuss this issue with the Director (Finance) today.

 

[20.05.2016]Decisions of the All India Centre meeting.

The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU was held yesterday the 19.05.2016. A review of the results of 7th Membership Verification was made. With a view to ensure a more concrete review of the results, the following decisions are taken:- 

 

(1)  Only at the district level a concrete review of the verification results can be made. Hence all district unions shall conduct their district executive committee meetings by 07.06.2016 and shall review the 7th Membership Verification results. Based on this review, a report should compulsorily be sent to the circle union. 

 

(2)  The Central Executive Committee meeting will be held at New Delhi in the 2nd / 3rd week of July and will review the results.

 

[19.05.2016]BSNLEU granted the status of Main Recognised Representative Union.

Based on the results of the 7th Membership Verification, held on 10th May, 2016, BSNLEU is once again granted with the status of the Main Recognised Representative Union. BSNLEU will have this status for a period of three years from today, i.e., 19th May, 2016 to 18th May, 2019. CHQ wishes hearty congrats to all the comrades.<<view letter>>

 

[19.05.2016]Granting of facilities to the Recognised Unions.

BSNLEU is recognised as the Main Recognised Representative Union of BSNL. Consequent to this, BSNLEU is granted with facilities, as envisaged in the Recognition Rules.<<view letter>>

 

[19.05.2016]BSNLEU will have 9 Staff Side members in the National, Circle and Local councils.

BSNLEU is allotted with 9 Staff Side members in the National, Circle and Local councils, based on the votes secured in the 7th Membership Verification. NFTE is allotted with 5 seats.<<view letter>>

 

[19.05.2016]CHQ writes to Director(HR) on revising the cut off date for reckoning residency period for ensuing JAO LICE.<<click here>>  

 

[19.05.2016]BSNLEU pays respectful homage to com. Moni Bose on his 6th death anniversary.

Today is the 6th death anniversary of our beloved and respected leader com. Moni Bose. He was a symbol of sacrifice, who totally remained committed and dedicated to the working class movement, despite severe victimisations. Com. Moni Bose has immensely contributed to the growth and working class orientation of BSNLEU. We pay our respectful homage to the great leader and pledge to dedicate ourselves to the ideals for which com. Moni Bose stood.

 

 

[18.05.2016]Management urged to issue revised guideline for review of the results of the JTO LICE 2013.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy.GS, SNATTA, met Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.), today, and once again insisted to issue revised guideline for the review of the results of JTO LICE 2013, by granting additional marks to questions with more than one correct answer. The representatives also insisted to issue the letter to the CGMs expeditiously, in view of the forthcoming JTO LICE to be held on 22.05.2016. The GM (Rectt.), assured to do the needful.  

 

[18.05.2016]Case in Hon’ble CAT, Ernakulam on JTO LICE - BSNL Management urged to defend suitably.

It is learnt that a case has been filed in the Hon’ble CAT, Ernakulam Bench, in connection with the forthcoming JTO LICE to be held on 22.05.2016. In this connection, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy.GS, SNATTA, met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.), today, and urged her to give appropriate guideline to the Kerala circle administration, so that the case is properly defended by BSNL’s counsel when it comes up for hearing tomorrow. The GM (Estt.), assured to do the needful. 

 

[18.05.2016]‘Off net’ call facility in Rs.200/- SIM – Management urged to implement it without delay in the left out circles also.

It has been brought to the notice of the CHQ that the facility of making ‘off net’ calls in the Rs.200/- SIM has not been implemented in some circles like UP (East) and UP (West). Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy.GS, SNATTA, met shri S.K. Sinha, GM (Admn.), today, and urged him to take appropriate measures for the implementation of the facility in the left out circles without further delay. The GM (Admn.), assured to do the needful. 

 

[18.05.2016]Meeting with Director (HR) to be held on 20.05.2016.

BSNLEU has sought appointment with the Director (HR) to discuss certain important outstanding issues. The meeting will be held on 20.05.2016. 

 

[18.05.2016]Good news for BSNL’s viability.

It is a good news for the cash-starved BSNL that it has received a refund of Rs.4,900 crores from the Income Tax department. It is a break through in the on going dispute between BSNL and the Income Tax department. It is also a good news that the revenue of BSNL, through it’s mobile operations, has increased by 9% in April, 2016.

[17.05.2016]BSNL Corporate Office announced Bharat  Sanchar Seva Padak Award - 2015.<<click here>>

[17.05.2016]Discussion with GM(Rect.) on holding JTO LICE without Negative Marking. 

BSNLEU and SNATTA have already written to the Corporate Management, on holding the JTO LICE, without Negative Marking. In continuation of this, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, BSNLEU and com. Sunil Gautam, Dy. GS, SNATTA, met Ms.Anima Roy, GM(Rect.) yesterday, and discussed the issue. They strongly demanded that the forthcoming JTO LICE should be held without Negative Marking. The GM(Rect.) replied that the matter would be looked into. She also pointed out that this is a policy issue, and a decision could be taken only by the competent authority.  

 

[17.05.2016]All India Centre meeting to be held on 19-05-2016.

The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU will be held on 19.05.2016. The meeting will review the results of the recently held 7th Membership Verification and also about holding the next Central Secretariat / CEC meeting, among other routine agenda items. 

[17.05.2016]Minutes of the 34th meeting of the National Council held on 10.03.2016.<<click here>>

[17.05.2016]Message from CMD, BSNL on World Telecom Day.<<click here>>

 

[16.05.2016]Corporate Office letter on holding of LICE for promotion from Group 'C' employees to JTO(T) on 22.05.2016.<<view letter>>

 

[14.05.2016]United Forum to meet soon to chalk out future strategy.
The United Forum has resolved to continue it's unified functioning. Leaders of BSNLEU and BSNL MS met and discussed yesterday. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS,  com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, com. Mallikarjun, President, BTEF and com. S. S. Thomar, Dy. GS, BSNL MS participated in the discussion. BSNLEU  leaders thanked  BSNL MS  for it's support in the 7th Verification. It is agreed that the UF will meet soon, to chalk out future functioning. Similarly, com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, telephonically spoke to com. Anup Mukherjee, GS, SNATTA and conveyed his sincere thanks for the support in the 7th Membership Verification.
 

[14.05.2016]Why the victory of BSNLEU in the 7th Membership Verification is magnificent?
Why  the victory of BSNLEU in the 7th Membership Verification is magnificent? In no other PSU,  which is as big as BSNL and spread over from Kashmir to  Kanyakumari, a trade union has won for 6 consecutive times in the elections held for granting recognition. It is true that in many PSUs,  some unions remain recognised for long years. But,  not like in BSNL where unions have to face  election through secret ballot, once in every 2/3 years,  in which  employees participate in tens of thousands. There is no anti-incumbancy factor for BSNLEU. Every time it wins with a large margin. Every time it increases it's vote percentage also. Undoubtedly, the victory in the 7th Verification is unique and magnificent.

 

[13.05.2016]BSNLEU’s victory celebration at the Corporate Office.

BSNLEU’s 6th victory in the membership verification was enthusiastically celebrated at the BSNL Corporate Office today. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. R.S. Chauhan, Org. Secretary (CHQ), participated in this celebration with a large number of comrades from the Corporate Office and NTR. Drums were played and leaders were garlanded. The comrades went to each and every section of the Corporate Office and NTR and distributed sweets to all.<<views of the celebration>> 

 

[13.05.2016]Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL, congratulates leaders of BSNLEU.

During the victory celebration today, the leaders and comrades of BSNLEU distributed sweets to the officers and employees of the Corporate Office. As a part of this celebration they met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL. He garlanded com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and congratulated BSNLEU for the victory. During this interaction, the CMD BSNL told that his priority at this juncture was to settle the next Wage Revision.<<view of the interaction>>

 

[13.05.2016]Results of the 7th Membership Verification, as declared by the Chief Returning Officer, vide letter no.CRO/MV/BSNL/2016 dated 13.05.2016.<<view letter>>

[13.05.2016]Corporate Office letter on concessional telephone facility to the retired/retiring employees of BSNL, modification in circular.<<view letter>>

 

[12.05.2016]BSNLEU’s 6th consecutive magnificent and landslide victory in the Membership Verification.

BSNL employees have once again reposed their faith on BSNLEU. The Union has recorded yet another magnificent and landslide victory in the Membership Verification. This is BSNLEU’s 6th consecutive victory. BSNLEU heartily thanks the employees for according with this honour. It assures to continue to work for the betterment of the employees and that of the Company.  CHQ of BSNLEU also heartily congratulates the circle and district level leaders of BSNLEU, SNATTA and BSNL MS who have put in hard labour for the past two months, to register this magnificent victory.

BSNLEU Zindabad.

Worker's unity Zindabad.

Inquilab Zindabad.

 

[12.05.2016]Corporate Office issues order on New Designations.

After prolonged delay, Corporate Office has issued the order on New Designations. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the comrades who are getting New Designations. BSNLEU will also immediately take up the change of designations of the left out cadres.<<view letter>>

 

[12.05.2016]Corporate Office’s reply to BSNLEU, on arriving at total number of voters.<<click here>>

 

[11.05.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Management demanding to arrive at the correct figure of total voters.

BSNLEU has written to the Corporate Management to arrive at the correct figure of the total voters, after deducting the number of Officiating JTOs who were promoted as regular JTOs after 30.03.2016, and also the Non-Executives who have expired after 30.03.2016 and before the date of polling. BSNLEU has demanded this correction to the total voters should be done before declaration of the final results.<<view letter>>  

 

[11.05.2016]Daughter of com. S.H. Gotyal, Sr.TOA and leader of BSNLEU, Bijapur, has succeeded in IAS exam.

It is a matter of pride and joy that the daughter of a Sr.TOA has cleared the IAS exam. Ms. Ashwini, daughter of com. S.H. Gotyal, Sr.TOA and one of the leaders of BSNLEU, Bijapur district has cleared the IAS exam. CHQ heartily congratulates Ms. Ashwini, com. S.H. Gotyal and their entire family and friends for this achievement.<<view photo>> 

 

[10.05.2016]Brisk polling taking place in the 7th Membership Verification.

Brisk polling taking place in the 7th Membership Verification. Non-Executives are seriously participating in the polling, because this verification is going to decide the fate of BSNL and that of the employees for the next 3 years. Polling is taking place peacefully, and no untoward incident is reported from any part of the country. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, visited the polling booths at Corporate Office and at NTR circle. In both the places, our comrades are working with the type of enthusiasm, which was never witnessed in any verification before.<<views of Corporate Office & NTR circle>> 

 

[10.05.2016]Corporate Office reply to BSNLEU’s demands on JAO LICE.

BSNLEU has placed certain demands before the Corporate Management, like relaxation of age limit, minimum qualifying service, etc. for the forthcoming JAO examination. Management has replied that our demands could not be accepted at this point of time, since they involved amendments to the JAO Recruitment Rules. It is also replied that amendment of the JAO RR at this time would delay the ongoing recruitment process and has assured to look into them in future.<<view letter>>

[10.05.2016]Director (HR) writes to all CGMs on timely processing of pension papers to ensure payment of retirement benefits without delay.<<view letter>>

[10.05.2016]DoT letter on revision of Pension of pre-2006 Pensioners - Delinking of revised pension for qualifying service of 33 years.<<view letter>>

[09.05.2016]BSNL to recruit 2700 TTAs from open market for the Recruitment Year 2015.

Corporate Office has issued communication to all the CGMs, informing the decision of the Management Committee to recruit 2700 TTAs, for the Recruitment Year 2015, from the open market. The CGMs have been told to furnish category wise (SC, ST, OBC and PWD) distribution of the vacancies to the Corporate Office at the earliest.<<View letter>>

 

[09.05.2016]NFTE sheds crocodile tears for TTAs.

Eventhough SNATTA aligned with NFTE in the last Membership Verification held in 2013, BSNLEU stood in the forefront to settle all the genuine demands of the DR TTAs. Appreciating the positive role played by BSNLEU in the last 3 years, 90% of SNATTAs circle secretaries and Central Office bearers decided in their CEC meeting held at Delhi on 28.02.2016, that SNATTA should support BSNLEU in the 7th verification. Accordingly, the entire TTAs, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari are supporting BSNLEU. NFTE, in it’s website updating, has told that harassment of TTAs would not be tolerated. Who is harassing the TTAs? Let NFTE say with evidence.

 

[09.05.2016]BSNLEU never believes in mudslinging like NFTE.

The CHQ of NFTE has appealed to it’s functionaries not to get provoked over the baseless allegations of BSNLEU. Who has levelled baseless allegations? It is NFTE which abused BSNLEU. Even for the wage loss of the DR TTAs and for the stagnation issue, BSNLEU is held responsible. Can NFTE leaders substantiate these allegations? If so, let NFTE leaders come forward for a debate on these issues. BSNLEU is ready. After heaping abuses on BSNLEU, now NFTE leaders pretend to be the paragon of virtues. On the other hand, BSNLEU stands by each and every criticism it has made on NFTE. BSNLEU never believes in mudslinging like NFTE.

 

[09.05.2016]BSNLEU writes to the GM (Rectt.), demanding full marks for questions with more than one correct answer.

GS, BSNLEU, has already demanded the GM (Rectt.), to issue revised guideline, for giving full marks in respect of questions with more than one correct answers. BSNLEU has written to the GM (Rectt.), to issue revised guideline at the earliest.<<view letter>>

 

[09.05.2016]BSNLEU demands to do away with the Negative Marking in the JTO LICE.

During the Membership Verification campaign, a lot of DR TTAs approached the GS, BSNLEU and requested to do away with the Negative Marking in the JTO LICE. Accordingly, BSNLEU has written to the GM (Rectt.), on this issue.<<view letter>>

 

[09.05.2016]Huge gathering of BSNL employees in the election campaign meeting at Agartala.

BSNLEU, Tripura district organised an election campaign meeting on 8th May, the last day of the campaign at state capital, Agartala. A huge number of employees participated in the meeting eventhough it was Sunday. The meeting was presided over by com. Mintu Rn. Bhowmik, DP. Com. Sutapa Bhattacharya, ADS, welcomed all. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, addressing the meeting informed that BSNLEU is emerging victorious in the 7th membership verification as per reports available to CHQ from all circles. Coms. Sankar Bardhan, DS, Promote Dhar, DS, AIBDPA and Sankar Malakar, GS, BSNLCCU, Tripura also addressed the meeting. More than 300 employees attended the meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[09.05.2016]Dharamsala organised a very impressive meeting on 06.05.2016.

BSNL Employees Union Dharamsala organised a very impressive meeting on 06-05-2016. The meeting was presided over by Comrade Ratnesh Sharma, District President BSNLEU Dharamsala. Com. Amarjit Singh, District Secretary initiated the deliberations Com. H.L Syal CS, Ravinder Sharma, Circle President, B.S. Thakur, ACS, addressed the meeting. Com. Balbir Singh President BSNLEU while addressing the meeting elaborately explained the issues relating to Non-Executives, present status of all issues and efforts made by BSNLEU were explained in detail. The negative role of NFTE during the last three years of recognised period was exposed. PLI, Wage revision, stagnation issue were also explained. Com. H.L Syal CS criticised the NFTE for accepting two digits PLI.  He called upon the workers to vote for BSNLEU massively. Com. Ravinder Kumar Sharma Circle President told that HP Circle will win the election with a considerable margin. Com. Vijay Thakur branch Secretary Kangra gave vote of thanks.<<<views of the meeting>>>

 

[09.05.2016]Enthusiastic election campaign meeting at Noida.

BSNLEU Noida district organised an enthusiastic election campaign meeting at telephone exchange, sector-19, Noida. The meeting was presided over by Com R.C.Dubey, DP. Com S.P.Singh, DS, welcomed all. Com Upended Singh Teotia gave introductory speech. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, in his speech informed the workers what are the achievements of the union during the long 15 years of its journey to save BSNL and it's worker's. Com V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron also briefed the house on struggles conducted by the union. Coms. Sukhvir Singh, Org.Secy. (CHQ), BSNLEU, and R.K.Upadhyay, AGS, SNATTA also addressed the meeting. A large number of employees attended the meeting.<<<views of the meeting>>>