Office letter on deployment of contract/casual /
sanitation workers for per Ministry of Labour and
employment Govt. of India perennial nature of jobs in BSNL.<<view
Management urged to take action on 'Change of
Designations' without further delay.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri A.M.Gupta,GM,
(Restructuring) and urged upon him to take appropriate
action for the early settlement of the change of
designations issue. Earlier, the proposals sent by the
Joint Committee was returned by the Management Committee.
Thereafter, BSNLEU has provided the Management with copies
of the documents, which prove that in the other Central
Government departments and in other PSUs, officials with 3
year diploma are designated as Junior Engineers. Further,
BSNLEU has met the CMD BSNL and the Director (HR) and have
convinced them on the matter. BSNLEU has also demanded
that the new designation of the Sr.TOAs below NE11 pay
scale shall be Senior Office Associate. The GM(Restg.) has
assured that he would take appropriate action promptly.
the suspensions revoked in Kerala circle.
CHQ is pleased
to inform that the suspensions of all the 20 comrades in
Kerala circle are revoked today. All these leaders of
BSNLEU and SNEA, have been placed under suspension, in
connection with the struggle that had taken place in
Kerala circle, against the dictatorial actions of MSS Rao,
the then CGM. CHQ has been pressing hard the CMD BSNL and
the Director(HR) to revoke the suspensions. CHQ heartily
congratulates all these 20 comrades.
Office letter on printing of calendars and diaries for the
Committee meeting with CMD BSNL today.
between the Core Committee of the Forum and the CMD BSNL
is taking place at 18:30 hrs today, in the Corporate
Office, to discuss the developmental activities.
CEC BSNLEU starts at New Delhi tomorrow.
meeting of BSNLEU is starting at New Delhi tomorrow the 24th
& 25th November, 2015. Com.K. Hemalata,
Secretary, CITU, will be inaugurating the CEC meeting. The
meeting will be discussing all the important issues being
faced by the employees and the Company, and will finalise
the strategy to be followed.
on ‘Revival of BSNL’ to be held at New Delhi tomorrow.
sidelines of BSNLEU’s CEC meeting, a seminar on the
‘Revival of BSNL’ is being held at New Delhi at 1700 hrs.
tomorrow. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, will deliver the key note
address and shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, shri N.K.
Gupta, Director (CFA), Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) and
shri R.K. Mittal, Director (CM) will address the seminar.
Apart from the CEC members, BSNLEU’s district secretaries
from Rajasthan, UP (West), UP (East), Punjab, Haryana, NTR,
Corporate Office and ALTTC are attending this seminar.
chennai to use WhatsApp to clear faults.
circle has announced a special helpline number for one
week, for customers to send grievances through SMS or
WhatsApp, relating to telephone faults with their mobile
phone connections. BSNL Chief General Manager Ms.S. M.
Kalavathy has said that customers could message 94455
01500 with their grievances which might have cropped up
during the recent unprecedented rain and floods in
Chennai. Apart from the special temporary helpline, the
existing toll-free number 1500 will also continue to
function for customers to call and record their
Office letter, directing the CGMs to send proposals for
outsourcing the provisioning and maintenance of wired line
of broadband activities and distortion of the proceedings
of the National Council meeting.
BSNLEU and the
JAC of the Non-Executives have strongly opposed the
decision of the Management Committee to outsource the
provisioning and maintenance of wired line broadband
connections. Following this, two rounds of discussions
took place between the Management and the JAC.
Consequently, the Management agreed to postpone the
opening of the tenders till September. In the meanwhile,
BSNLEU has given a set of alternative proposals to avoid
the outsourcing. Without considering our proposals
properly, and if necessary holding discussion thereon, the
Corporate Office has issued letter to the CGMs on
18-11-2015, directing them to send proposals for
outsourcing. To justify this action, the Management has
also stated in the letter, that the issue was discussed in
the National Council meeting held on 16-10-2015, wherein
the Staff Side had agreed for the approval of outsourcing
on a case by case basis. This is nothing but a total
distortion of what was discussed in the National Council
meeting. BSNLEU has given a fitting reply to the
Management. It appears that the Management is very keen to
do outsourcing, due to some 'other' considerations. Circle
unions are requested to look into this issue and to
organise trade union actions, wherever necessary, in
consultation with the JAC.<<<view
Office clarification on JTO training for the officiating
have sought clarification from the Corporate Office on
deputing officiating JTOs for Phase-I training. The
clarification is, whether the officiating JTOs are to be
reverted as TTAs, before being deputed for the Phase-I
training. Corporate Office has clarified that the
officiating JTOs should directly be deputed for the
Phase-I training, and there is no necessity to revert them
Circle Executive Committee of Corporate Office conducted.
Office circle union of BSNLEU conducted it’s Circle
Executive Committee meeting today. Com. P.S. Bisht, Circle
President, presided over the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu,
GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS attended and
addressed the meeting on important issues being faced by
the employees and the Company. In the meeting, com. P. S.
Bisht is unanimously elected as the Circle Secretary and
com. Kamal Kishore is unanimously elected as the Circle
President. CHQ heartily congratulates both the comrades.
(HR) conducted meeting on victimisations at Jamshedpur.
(HR) conducted a meeting today, on the victimisations at
Jamshedpur. Shri K.K. Takur, CGM, Jharkhand and shri B.N.
Singh, Sr.GM, Jamshedpur attended this meeting. Com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com.
Naresh Lal, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Jharkhand
participated from Union Side. Shri Shameem Akhtar, Sr.GM
(SR) and shri Ram Shakal, Addl.GM (SR) were also present.
The representatives of BSNLEU established that the leaders
and members of BSNLEU are harassed, transferred and
victimised by the Sr.GM, Jamshedpur. The Director (HR)
directed the CGM, Jharkhand to discuss the issues with
BSNLEU at the earliest possible. She also directed that
the Sr.GM, Jamshedpur should not issue any transfer order
hereafter, without the concurrence of the CGM, Jharkhand.
of Indians want freedom to practice once own religion.
The US based
research organization, ‘Pew Research’ conducted a world
wide survey between April 5th & May 21st, 2015 on
religious freedom. The organization has announced that
world wide 78% people have said that everyone should have
freedom to practice his own religion. However, in India,
83% people have given their support for religious freedom.
This means, 8 out of every 10 Indians believe that it is
very important to have the freedom to practice once own
religion. At a time when communal forces are trying their
best to spread communal hatred and communal violence, it
is really a good news that a huge majority of the Indians
support religious freedom.
[Source: The Times of India, dt. 20.11.2015]
against sexual harassment of the Corporate Office
against sexual harassment of the Corporate Office has been
re-constituted. Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.) is the
Chairperson of this Committee. This Committee will examine
complaints referred by the competent authority.<<view
Corporate Office letter>>
Mela in Sindhudurg SSA, Maharashtra circle.<click
Central Pay Commission submitted it's report - worst ever
report says leaders.
A.K.Mathur, chairman of the 7th Central Pay Commission,
submitted the Pay Commission's report to Arun Jaitley,
Finance Minister, yesterday. It has recommended only
14.29% fitment to the employees, after 10 years. Other
recommendations also appear to be very paltry. The
Secretary General of the Confederation of the Central
Government Employees has stated that this is the worst
report ever given by any Central Pay Commission. The
leaders of the National Joint Action Committee(NJAC) are
meeting at New Delhi today, to make an assessment of the
report and to decide on future action.
Office calls for details of JTOs/TTAs working in the
US and Britain gave birth to terrorism - says former J&K
Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah.
Former Jammu &
Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah has stated that it
is the US and Western countries which gave birth to
terrorism and their own creations are attacking them now.
However, they make a hue and cry now, when being attacked
by their own creations.
[Source: Economic Times, dt. 19.11.2015]
offers to accept conciliation to settle the Rs.20,000/-
crore tax dispute.
British Telecom Major, has offered to accept a
conciliation to settle the tax dispute that it is having
with the govt. of India. Vodafone is involved in a tax
cheating in 2007, for which the Income Tax department
ordered Vodafone to pay Rs.8,000/- crore. From then
onwards Vodafone is dodging the tax payment. The amount to
be paid by Vodafone has increased to Rs.20,000/- crore
now, with interest and penalty. Under these circumstances,
Vodafone has now offered to accept a conciliation for the
settlement of the dispute.
Cabinet decides to sell 10% shares in Coal India Ltd.
Cabinet took decision yesterday, to sell 10% of it’s
shares in the Coal India Ltd. It has also taken decision
for a Initial Public Offer (IPO) in the Cochin Shipyard.
Both these disinvestments are expected to bring in
Rs.21,000 crore. The Narendra Modi government does not
seem to have learnt any lesson from the historic 2nd
September, General Strike.
reports operating profit of Rs.672 crore in 2014 - 15.
As per the statement of shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL,
published in various dailies today, BSNL has earned an
operating profit (not net profit) of Rs.672 crore in
2014-15. Some other aspects of the statement: -
Income from services has increased by
4% to Rs.27,242 crore.
Operating profit is Rs.672 crore. In
2013 -14, there was an operating loss of Rs.691 crore.
Net loss increased to Rs.8,234 crore.
Depreciation increased by Rs.2,000 crore.
Administrative expenses have come
down due to the retirement of 10,000 employees.
Company will earn net profit in 2018
25,000 towers are installed in the
last 2 years and the total number of towers at present
is 1,00,000 towers.
Rs.7,000 crore will be spent in the
current financial year for network expansion.
4G service will be started in a
couple of cities by March end.
At present there are 400 WiFi
hotspots. It will be increased to 40,000.
Pay Commission to submit it’s recommendations tomorrow.
The 7th Pay Commission is submitting it’s report to the
Finance Minister tomorrow. This is disclosed by the
commission’s chairman, Justice A.K. Mathur. The
recommendations will benefit 48 lakh Central Government
employees and 55 lakh pensioner, and will be implemented
with effect from 01.01.2016.
[Source: the Hindu 18.11.2015]
Airways, Indigo and Spice Jet fined for ‘cartelisation’
The Competition Commission of India has fined the major
airlines, the Jet Airways, Indigo and Spice Jet. These
private companies have formed a cartel among themselves
and have overcharged the customers, in the name of ‘fuel
surcharge’. Jet Airways was fined Rs.151.70 crore, Indigo
Rs.63.70 crore and Spice Jet Rs.42.5 crore. The
Competition Commission has also come to the conclusion
that the Public Sector Company Air India, and also Go Air
have not done this cheating.
[Source: Time of India 18.11.2015]
Office letter on
marketing of BSNL Services in other PSUs/State
Governments and other Central Government Offices in the
has urged the CMD BSNL and other Directors also, to
approve E-1 Pay scale and Gratuity to casual labourers, in
today’s Board meeting.
As already informed, the BSNL Board meeting is taking
place today. Apart from the Director (HR), BSNLEU has
requested the CMD BSNL and other Directors of BSNL Board
also, to approve the long pending issues of E-1 pay scale
and Gratuity to casual labourers. We hope for a positive
[16.11.2015]Meeting with the Director
Com. P .Abhimanyu,
GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty,
Dy. GS, met Ms.
Sujatha Ray, Director (HR) and discussed about the
victimisations in Jamshedpur and Kerala circle. The
representatives expressed their serious concern about
continuing victimizations in the above mentioned places.
The Director (HR) assured that needful action would be
Board meeting taking place tomorrow - Director (HR) urged
to get the E1 pay scale and gratuity for casual labourers
The BSNL Board meeting is taking place tomorrow. The two
HR issues lying pending before the Board are, E1 pay scale
and the Gratuity for casual labourers issue. The GS and Dy.
GS insisted upon the Director (HR) today, to get both
these issues approved by the Board in tomorrow's meeting.
The Director (HR) has assured to do the needful.
Ram Naresh Prasad, District Secretary, Jamshedpur,
compulsorily retired- an act of vengeance by the Sr.GM,
Jamshedpur- BSNLEU vows to settle it.
BSNLEU is continuously taking up with the Corporate
Management, the victimisations being imposed on the
leaders and members of BSNLEU in Jamshedpur SSA, by the
Sr. GM, B.N.
Singh. Based on the assurance given by the Director
(HR), CHQ had postponed its struggle and the issue is
continuously being discussed with the Corporate
Management. The Director (HR) has called for a meeting on
20th November in the Corporate Office to discuss this
issue. The CGM, Jarkhand and the Sr. GM, Jamshedpur have
been directed to attend the meeting. Under these
circumstances, com. Ram Naresh Prasad, District Secretary,
BSNLEU, Jamshedpur, has been given compulsory retirement
today, in an old disciplinary case. This is nothing but an
act of vengeance by B. N. Singh, Sr.
GM, Jamshedpur. BSNLEU severely condemns this
action. We assure our Jamshedpur SSA and Jarkhand circle
comrades that we will not allow this act of vengeance to
remain. We will resort to befitting agitational programme
to get rid of this victimisation, if needful action is not
taken by the Corporate Management.
of Communications failed to provide equipments to connect
Tripura with the submarine cable bandwidth of Bangladesh:
says Information Technology Minister of Tripura.
Tapan Chakraborty, the Information Technology Minister of
Tripura, has accused that the Ministry of Communications
had failed to provide equipment to connect Tripura with
the submarine cable bandwidth of Bangladesh, that had led
to unnecessary delay in the opening of third international
internet gateway at Agartala, via Akhaura of Bangladesh.
"At least six months are required to get a stable network.
At the time of laying the foundation of submarine cable in
May this year at Agartala, the Union Telecom Minister,
Ravishankar Prasad, promised to make Agartala an
international gateway of submarine cable, by December. But
the BSNL authorities are yet to start work in India,
though Bangladesh is ready to provide 10 GB bandwidth",
said Tapan Chakraborty.
[courtesy : Times of India - Agartala - 14.11.2015]
pays it's respectful homage to Jawaharlal Nehru, the
architect of secularism and Public Sector.
It is the 127th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru
today. Nehru is the architect of secular India. He firmly
believed that India will remain united and strong only if
it remains secular. Nehru also believed that a strong
Public Sector will help India to stand on its own legs,
economically. Unfortunately, a party has come to power at
the Centre today, which does not believe in either in
secularism, or in the utility of the Public Sector. Hence,
together with the reputation of Jawaharlal Nehru, the
principles of secularism and Public Sector
have also come
under attack from the BJP and the Sangh Pariwar. While
paying it's respectful homage to Jawaharlal Nehru, BSNLEU
vows to defend secularism and the Public Sector.
BSNLEU urges upon the Director (HR)
to implement the decision of the National Council,
on formation of Works
Committee's at circle levels.
Assurance was given by the Chairman of the National
Council, in the 32nd meeting of the National Council, held
on 14th May 2015, to favourably consider the demand of the
Staff Side, for the formation of Works Committee's at
circle levels. Six months have already passed, since the
meeting was held, and still no action has been taken.
BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR), demanding to issue of
necessary instructions to the CGMs,
for the formation of Works Committee's at circle levels.
<< View letter >>
TRAI brushes aside the claim of the private
operators on call drops.
TRAI has refuted the claim of the private operators on the
call drop issue. The private operators have claimed that
the decision of the TRAI for payment of compensation to
customers, for call drops, will have a huge financial
implication for them. They have stated that the
expenditure on this account would be to the tune of
Rs.54,000 crore per annum. However the TRAI has rejected
this claim. It has stated that the financial implication
will be less than Rs.200 cross per quarter and has also
stated that this will be less than 1% of the total revenue
of the telecom operators.
for India should be four private operators and the
state-run BSNL - says Sunil Mittal Bharti on consolidation
in the telecom sector.
The process of consolidation has started in the Indian
telecom sector, with the taking over of MTS by Reliance
Infocomm. Sunil Mittal Bharti, the
chief of Airtel has stated that, with the entry of
Reliance Jio, more consolidation will take place. He means
that smaller telecom companies will be swallowed by bigger
companies. At the same time, Sunil Mittal has said that an
ideal situation for the Indian telecom sector will be the
existence of four private operators and the state-run BSNL.
It is significant to note that the chief of the biggest
Indian private telecom company is also admitting that the
existence of BSNL is a must, for an ideal situation in
Indian telecom industry.
[Source: ET Telecom. com DT 13-11-2015]
killings in the name of protest against beef eating, that
is raging in India today, is totally contrary to and
against the character of the spirit of tolerance of
- says Swami Shantatmananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna
Mission, New Delhi.
<< view message >>
plans to launch GFast and Vectored VDSL Broadband.
Advanced broadband technologies like G. Fast and Vectored
VDSL are being introduced in BSNL's Broadband services.
This was announced in a press release by shri Anupam
Shrivastava, CMD BSNL. The new
advanced broadband technologies of G. Fast and Vectored
VDSL can provide 1Gbps of high speed data on copper at
short lengths. This will enable BSNL to utilise it's
unique precious asset of copper cable for provisioning of
high speed internet data to it's esteemed customers. For
this, BSNL plans to use nearest BSNL Locations like GSM
BTS sites etc. for installation of Broadband Equipments
cabin crew on strike; German courts refuse to ban the
Lufthansa, one of the world's biggest airlines, has
cancelled more than 2000 flights, after strike by it's
cabin crew started last Friday. 'UFO' the trade union of
the cabin crew, is spearheading this strike, against
curtailment of the existing 'retirement benefits' by the
management of Lufthansa. In the meanwhile, it is
remarkable to note that, two German courts have refused to
ban this strike, as demanded by Lufthansa. It should also
be noted that many 'Management Gurus' in our country are
preaching that, trade unions should not resort to
agitations such as strike, since there is no need for such
struggles in this era of Globalisation. Germany is one of
the wealthiest nation, and even in that country the
working class has no option, but to go on struggle, to
protect it's rights.
of the study classes being organised by K.G. Bose Memorial
and Educational Trust.
As per the decision of the Dalhousie CEC meeting, K.G.
Bose Memorial and Educational Trust is organising study
classes as per the following details.
Dates and Centres.
December- 2nd & 3rd
Ludhiana- December- 8th &
December- 13th & 14th
Lucknow- December- 22nd & 23rd
Topics of the classes.
1) Neo Liberal Policies and it's impact on Telecom
II) Tasks of a trade union.
III) Social issues and trade union.
Details of the number of students allotted to each circle
and the centre in which each circle to participate, are
already communicated to the circle unions. All circle
unions are requested to implement the decisions strictly.
in results of the TTA LDCE of Madhya Pradesh circle
disussed with the GM (Rectt. ), BSNL CO.
Com. Swapan Chakraboty, Dy. GS, met shri D. Chakraborti,
GM (Rectt.), BSNL CO, yesterday the 9th November, 2015,
and discussed the discrepancies that have arisen in the
results of the TTA LDCE conducted in Madhya Pradesh
circle, on 07.06.2015. The Dy. GS explained in detail that
due to the inclusion of out of syllabus questions in paper
1 and 2, only 9 candidates have passed out of the total
300 vacancies. The GM (Rectt.) was urged to settle the
discrepancy, by awarding one extra mark each for the out
of syllabus questions. He assured to do the needful.
of the seminar to be held at New Delhi on 24th November,
on the occasion of CEC meeting of BSNLEU.<<click
for the seminar to be held at New Delhi on 24th November,
on the occasion of CEC meeting of BSNLEU.<<click
shows the way - BSNLEU heartily congratulates the people
The people of Bihar have given a clear verdict in the
state assembly elections, for which results were declared
yesterday. Undoubtedly, the Bihar assembly elections were
a struggle between the secular forces and forces which
want to divide the people in the name of religion. Amit
Shah, the National President of the BJP even tried to fool
the Hindu population of Bihar, by saying that crackers
will be fired in Pakistan, if BJP loses elections in
Bihar. But the people of Bihar have given a blow to
communal politics. In fact, Bihar has shown the direction
in which the country should go. BSNLEU heartily
congratulates the people of Bihar, for saying a firm "NO"
to communal politics.
to discuss the ongoing victimisations in Jamshedpur, will
be held on 20-11-2015 at
The CHQ of BSNLEU has been continuously taking up with the
Corporate Management, the victimisations being imposed on
the leaders and members of BSNLEU in Jamshedpur SSA of
Jharkhand circle. The Senior GM of Jarkhand is taking all
out efforts to demolish BSNLEU in that district. Leaders
and members of BSNLEU are being targetted and are being
transferred to distant places in total violation of the
BSNL Transfer Policy. Since all the efforts taken by the
Corporate Management to restore normalcy in Jamshedpur did
not yield any result, it has been decided that the
Director (HR) will directly discuss the issue with the CGM,
Jarkhand and Senior GM, Jamshedpur, in the presence of the
General Secretary, BSNLEU. Corporate Office has issued
notification for this meeting.<<View
recommended by the IIM Bangalore for the merger of BSNL
As per media reports, the Government is seriously
considering the ‘Feasibility Report’ of the Indian
Institute of Management, Bangalore, on the question of
merger of BSNL and MTNL. According to media, the one
option recommended by the IIM – Bangalore is to set up a
holding Company, with BSNL and MTNL as the subsidiaries of
this holding Company. In this method, it will be possible
to synergise the operations of both BSNL and MTNL. The 2nd
option recommended by the IIM – Bangalore is to delist
MTNL and then merge it with BSNL, in which MTNL will
become a subsidiary of BSNL.
[Source: Business Standard dt. 6th November,
demand to relax 10th standard qualification condition, to
appear Telecom Mechanic LDCE, rejected.
BSNLEU has been demanding that the 10th standard
qualification condition, for appearing the Telecom
Mechanic LDCE, should be relaxed as a one time measure, so
that the officials who are not having 10th std.
qualification can also appear the exam. Further, this will
also help to reduce the number of RMs trapped in
stagnation. The issue was discussed in the ‘Formal
Meeting’ held with the Director (HR) on 08.09.2015.
However, Management has rejected our demand and has given
BSNL’s greetings and message on the occasion of Deepawali.<<click
launches special tariff vouchers for Diwali.
BSNL has launched special tariff vouchers (STV) for its
pre-paid mobile customers for the Diwali festival. The STV
of Rs 35 provides 20 paise per minute calls to any network
for all local and STD voice call with a validity of 2 days
whereas STV of Rs 48 provides 80 minutes of calls to any
network (local and STD) with a validity of 3 days. In
addition, BSNL has also launched other combo offers for
prepaid GSM mobile customers providing talk value and data
both at cheaper rates. The offers are applicable with
effect from November 7 for limited period on pan India
of vacancy details in JTO cadre and delay in issuing
notification for JTO LICE.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS,
met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.) yesterday and expressed
their concern in respect of the delay in holding the JTO
LICE. Corporate Office has called for the vacancy details
in the cadre of JTO. The last date for sending these
inputs, by the circles, was fixed as 31st October, 2015.
However, only very few circles have sent the required
details. It is not known when the remaining circles will
provide the details, based on which Corporate Office can
start the process of holding the JTO LICE. The GS and
Dy.GS strongly urged upon the GM (Estt.) to act
immediately to issue notification for holding the JTO
LICE. The GM (Estt.) has assured to do the needful. BSNLEU
will closely monitor the issue and will ensure expeditious
notification of the JTO LICE.
Office intends to hold a meeting of the GM (HR).
On many staff matters, BSNL Corporate Office calls for
details from the circle offices. However, it has become a
regular practice that, most of the circle offices do not
give any response. As a result of non-receipt of details
from circles, many important issues are not being taken to
the Management Committee / Board, for necessary approval.
As a result, many important issues are lying pending at
the Corporate Office. Anomalies is one important such
issue. Now, JTO vacancies issue has also come. BSNLEU has
expressed it’s serious concern in this regard to the
Director (HR). Now, it is learnt that Corporate Management
is going to call for a meeting of the GMs (HR) of all the
circles to sort out this issue.
Secretary and Dy. General Secretary, BSNLEU greet shri R.K.
Mittal, Director (CM).
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS,
met shri R.K. Mittal, who has taken over charge as the
Director (CM). The representatives extended the fullest
cooperation of BSNLEU, for the revival of BSNL, in which
the mobile services will play a key role. Shri R.K. Mittal,
Director (CM) also told that he would try his best to
restore the past glory of BSNL. The representatives also
invited the Director (CM) to address the seminar being
held at New Delhi on 24th November, 2015, which was
Office issues letter to the field units to implement the
revised CGHS rates.
BSNLEU has written to the GM (Admn.) of BSNL Corporate
Office on 12.10.2015, complaining that many circles are
still settling the medical claims based on CGHS rates
notified in 2010. BSNLEU has demanded that revised CGHS
rates, notified in 2014, should be implemented in all
circles. Corporate Management has acted on BSNLEU’s letter
and has issued instruction to all the CGMs to follow the
CGHS rates notified in 2014.<<view letter>>
urged GM (Restg.), to immediately convene a meeting of the
Joint Committee on Change of Designations.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS,
met shri A.M. Gupta, GM (Restg.), to immediately convene a
meeting of the Joint Committee on Change of Designations.
They also handed over to him additional documents which
justify Junior Engineer designation to the TTAs. The Union
Representatives told the GM (Restg.), that holding of a
meeting of the Committee has become necessary since a
minor modification has to be made in respect of the
Sr.TOAs below NE-11 payscale.
Office letter on unauthorised audio/video recording of
proceedings of the official meetings.<<view
Office letter on restriction on expenditure for outdoor
Office letter on payment of medical claims without delay.
Office sends stern message to the CGMs on cable cuts and
BSNLEU has written a serious letter to the Hon’ble
Minister of Communications & IT, on 30.10.2015, soliciting
his immediate intervention in the large scale damaging of
BSNL’s optic fibre and copper cable networks. Copy of this
letter has been endorsed to the CMD, BSNL and Director
(CFA), BSNL. Corporate Office has sent a letter to all the
CGMs, on 03.11.2015, stating that the ‘competent
authority’ has viewed this issue seriously, and has
directed all the CGMs to send reports on the lodging FIRs
and the amount recovered from the agencies which damage
cables. BSNLEU requests the Management to continue to take
firm actions to safeguard our cable networks.
the kind attention of the CEC members attending the CEC
meeting to be held at New Delhi on 24th & 25th November,
CHQ is taking all out efforts to conduct the forthcoming
CEC meeting, to be held at New Delhi, on 24th & 25th
November, 2015, successfully. Since this is only a two day
meeting, with a lot of important items to be discussed,
the second day session will continue up to 6 pm on 25th
November. Hence, all CEC members are requested to book /
modify their journey tickets in such a manner, so that
their presence will be available in the meeting till 6 pm
on 25th November. Once again CHQ requests the CEC members
not to bring any visitor to the CEC meeting.
impressive seminar on BSNL’s revival is being held on 24th
November, 2015 at New Delhi.
On the sidelines of the CEC meeting of BSNLEU, to be held
on 24th & 25th November, 2015, CHQ is organising an
impressive seminar on 24th November, at New Delhi, on the
revival of BSNL. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, shri
N.K. Gupta, Director (CFA), BSNL, and Ms. Sujata Ray,
Director (HR) and Director (Finance), BSNL, have consented
to address the seminar.
P. Abhimanyu, GS, will be the nominee of BSNLEU in the
Committee for reviewing of BSNLMRS.
As per the demand of BSNLEU, and as per the decision of
the 32nd National Council meeting, BSNL Corporate Office
is constituting a Committee to review the BSNLMRS. The All
India Centre meeting held yesterday, has decided that com.
P. Abhimanyu, GS, shall be the nominee of BSNLEU in the
urges upon the circle secretaries to immediately send
details called for by the CHQ on 2nd September General
Strike and membership.
CHQ has already requested all the circle secretaries to
furnish details of the 2nd September General Strike and
membership details. It is observed that many circles are
yet to send these details to the CHQ. Hence, all those
circle secretaries who have not sent the details are
requested to immediately send the same to the CHQ.
Rukh Khan is speaking the language of terror – says
The intolerance of the leaders of BJP and RSS is crossing
all limits. Bolliwood actor Shah Rukh Khan has become
their latest target. On last Monday, on his 50th Birthday,
Shah Rukh Khan stated that he was concerned over the
rising intolerance in the country. Immediately BJP leader
Vijayvargiya started the attack by saying that Shah Rukh
Khan’s heart is lying in Pakistan. The notorious BJP MP,
Yogi Adityanath, has said that Shah Rukh Khan is speaking
the language of terror. Adityanath has also said that he
would welcome the decision of Shah Rukh Khan to go to
Pakistan. Further, he has stated Shah Rukh Khan should
understand that if Hindus stop watching his films, he
would become any other common Muslim. The people of India
are fast realising that the agenda of the RSS and the BJP
is not to develop the nation, but only to divide the
people on religious line and make political gains.
heartily appreciates the Nagercoil District Union of
BSNLEU for their high voltage marketing efforts to sell
of the marketing>>
heartily appreciates the efforts taken by the BSNL
employees of Latur in marketing BSNL’s products.<<view
of the marketing>>
urged to settle the long pending issue of regularisation
of the left out casual labourers.
Representatives of BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF met shri Anupam
Srivastava today, and urged him to settle the long pending
issue of regularisation of the left out casual labourers.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS,BSNLEU, com.Animesh Mitra, Secretary
General, BSNLCCCWF, com.V.A.N.Namboodiri,
president,BSNLCCWF and com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS,
BSNLEU, participated in the discussion. The
representatives urged upon the CMD to implement the
assurance given to BSNLEU in the National Council, that
the Management would bring a scheme for the regularisation
of the left out casual labourers. The CMD assured that the
issue would be looked into sympathetically.
Management urged to immediately release funds for payment
of GPF advance and Festival Advance.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS met
shri Punde, GM(CA), who is also looking after the charge
of GM(T&BFCI) today, and urged him to immediately release
sufficient funds for the payment of GPF Advance and
Festival Advance. The representatives insisted upon the
GM(CA) to take expeditious steps in this regard in view of
the Deepavali festival. The GM(CA) replied that there was
acute shortage of funds, and that he would try to do his
with GM (Restg.), on early implementation of the change of
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS,
met shri A.M. Gupta, GM (Restg.) and demanded the
immediate implementation of the agreement reached in the
Designations Committee on 28.07.2015. The representatives
handed over documents of various Central Government
departments as well as PSUs, to buttress their claim that
TTAs should be conferred with JE designation. They also
informed the GM (Restg.) that some change is required to
be done in respect of the designation of Sr.TOA’s who are
below NE-11 pay scale. The GM (Restg.) assured that the
matter will be looked into for expeditious disposal.
in India ?
A BJP leader has threatened that he would cut off the head
of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, and play
football with that head. This shocking announcement has
been made by S.N. Channabasappa, the BJP Secretary of
Shivamogga in Karnataka state. Last Monday, the Karnataka
Chief Minister has made a statement that nobody
could stop him from eating beef, pork or any other meat.
These types of statements and acts are so far only made by
the Taliban. The statement of the BJP leader only reminds
us the ‘Taliban mindset’ of certain leaders and
of the Corporate Office for the Special Recruitment of
External SC/ST and OBC backlog vacancies in the cadre of
Office letter to all CGMs on, to provide monthly statement
on cable cut and cable theft cases in the circles.<<view
R.K. Mittal is posted as Director (CM), BSNL.
Shri Rakesh Kumar Mittal, who is presently working as a GM
in MTNL is posted as Director, Consumer Mobility of BSNL.
The posting of shri R.K. Mittal as the Director (CM), BSNL,
will certainly further strengthen the ongoing efforts to
revive BSNL. BSNLEU heartily congratulates shri R.K.
urged to approve JE designation for the TTAs, without
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS,
met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD today, and expressed
BSNLEU’s severe dissatisfaction due to the
non-implementation of the agreement reached on 28.07.2015
in the Joint committee on Change of Designations. The
representatives strongly argued, with relevant documents,
that TTA cadre should be redesignated as Junior Engineer,
as has been agreed in the Joint committee. They also told
the CMD that some slight change also needs to be done in
the proposed new designation for those Sr.TOAs below NE-11
pay scale. The CMD gave a patient hearing and assured that
needful would be done.
writes to the Director (HR), demanding not to treat
post-based promotions given between 01.10.2000 and
01.10.2004, as 1st promotion under NEPP.
As per the agreement signed between BSNLEU and BSNL
Management on 30.10.2008 on NEPP, only time bound
upgradation of pay scales given between 01.10.2000 and
01.10.2004, such as OTBP, BCR, Grade-IV and ACP, are to be
1st promotion under NEPP. However, in violation of the
agreement, post based promotions given after 01.10.2000,
such as TM and TTA are also being treated as 1st promotion
under NEPP. BSNLEU has once again written to the Director
(HR) to render justice in this case.<<view
issued on grant of Special Casual Leave to CEC members to
attend the CEC meeting to be held at New
Delhi form 24th
employees engaged in marketing activities during a
mela in Satara SSA, Maharashtra
circle. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the comrades.<<views
of the mela>>
buys Sistema India (MTS).
Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications (RCOM), is all set
to buy Sistema India, operating under the brand name MTS.
A deal to this effect is being clinched between RCOM and
the Russian conglomerate, Sistema. According to this deal,
Sistema will own 10% of the shares of RCOM, which comes to
300 million US dollars. In turn, RCOM will take over
Sistema’s liability to pay Rs.392 crore to the government,
as spectrum payment, over the next 10 years. Sistema is
having 9 million customers. This will be the first major
merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction in the Indian
activity slows down to a 22 month low.
In October 2015, the Indian Manufacturing activity slowed
down to a 22 month low. It slowed down to 50.7 in October,
2015, from the previous month’s 51.2. Experts say that
this is an indication of weaker improvement in business
conditions. The slow down of manufacturing activity is
said to be due to the slowing down of new orders.
[Source: Times of India dt. 03.11.2015]
writes to CMD BSNL to end the unbearable delay in
effecting change of designations for Non-Executives.
Staff Side and Management Side of the Joint Committee on
Change of Designations reached an agreement on 28.07.2015,
with regards to the change of designations of RM, TM,
Sr.TOA and TTA. But this has not been implemented. BSNLEU
understands that the Management Committee is unwilling to
re-designate the TTA cadre as JE. BSNLEU strongly urged
the CMD BSNL, with relevant documents to accept JE
designation to the TTA cadre and also to expeditiously
implement the agreement reached on 28.07.2015.<<view
Office letter on Recruitment Rules for the grade of Junior
Accounts Officer in BSNL - Amendment in JAO RRs of BSNL.
Consequent to the reduction of qualifying service to
appear JTO LICE from 7 years to 5 years, the JAO RR is
also amended. As per the Amended RR, the qualifying
service to appear the JAO Internal Competitive Examination
under 40% quota is 5 years.<<view
Rao posted as PGM of Training Centre.
M.S.S. Rao”, who has been placed on “Compulsory Wait” as
per earlier Corporate Office order, is now posted as the
PGM of the Training Centre (RTTC) at Trivandrum. Corporate
Office order to this effect is issued on 30.10.2015. It is
issued following the order passed by the Hon’ble Supreme
Court, in the SLP filed by the BSNL Corporate Management.
BSNLEU wishes all the best to M.S.S. Rao in his new
community should not oppress minority community: Narayana
After the BJP came to power, the ‘Sangh Pariwar’ has
stepped up it’s hate campaign, against people belonging to
the minority communities, and also those people who oppose
the communal politics of the BJP and the Sangh Parivar.
Attacks and offending statements are taking place every
day. Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys, as well as the
pioneer of the software technology in India, has expressed
his opinion against these attacks and hate campaign.<<view
large number of leading intellectuals of the country,
including writers, artists, film makers, scientists,
historians etc., have returned their awards to the
government. This is to protest against the attacks and
killings of writers, rationalists and people who oppose
communalism. Here is a cartoon published in The Hindu
dated 31.10.2015, on returning of awards.<<view
tells Modi to control his ministers and partymen.
Finally, the leading global rating agency, ‘Moody’s’ has
told the Prime Minister Modi to shut up the mouths of his
ministers and party leaders from making controversial
statements. Otherwise the government will lose it’s
‘domestic and global credibility’, said Moody’s. This
warning has come in the wake of many ministers and leaders
of the BJP, making statements to rouse communal tension.
When the reputed writers of the country protested, Arun
Jaitley termed, it as ‘paper rebellion’. What reply will
Jaitley give to the Moody’s now?
ADAG made Swan Telecom to get 2G spectrum: says CBI.
The CBI is making final arguments in the 2G scam case.
Yesterday, the CBI has told the court that actually the
Reliance Anil Dirubbai Ambani Group made Swan Telecom to
get 2G spectrum. CBI accused that the Reliance ADAG made
fundings to Swan Telecom for the purpose.
writes to the Hon’ble Minister of Communications & IT to
stop large scale damaging of BSNL’s cables by various
BSNL unions and associations as well as the Management are
continuously taking all out efforts to improve the quality
of landline and broadband services. As a result of this
good improvement has come. However, on the other side,
various government agencies like the NHAI, PWD, EB, etc.,
keep on damaging BSNL’s OFC and copper cable networks in a
large scale. BSNLEU has written to shri Ravi Shankar
Prasad, Hon’ble MoC & IT, to put in place a mechanism to
stop this menace.<<view
companies should pay compensation for call drops after 1st
January, 2016 – TRAI reiterates.
R.S. Sharma, chairman of the TRAI, has once again
confirmed that telecom companies should pay compensation
to the customers for ‘call drops’, from 1st January, 2016
onwards. He has told that the telecom companies should get
themselves prepared to implement this.
[Courtesy: The Economic Times dt. 30.10.2015]
50 top historians protest 'intolerance'.
More than 50 historians from across India, including
eminent names like Romila Thapar, Irfan Habib,
B.D.Chattopadhyaya, Upinder Singh, M.G.S.Narayanan and
D.N.Jha, have issued a statement expressing concern about
the "highly vitiated atmosphere prevailing in the country,
characterized by various forms of intolerance". They have
urged the State to "ensure an atmosphere that is conducive
to free and fearless expression, security for all sections
of society and safeguarding of the values and traditions
of plurality that India had always cherished in the past".
[Courtesy: The Times of India dt. 30.10.2015]
Supreme Court allowed SLP filed by the
BSNL Corporate Management in the case of M.S.S. Rao.
The SLP filed by the BSNL Corporate Management came up for
hearing in the Hon’ble Supreme Court today. Shri Patwalia,
learned Counsel for BSNL argued that, since M.S.S. Rao has
been placed in the ‘Agreed List’, the Management has
decided to post him as the Principal of the Training
Centre (RTTC) at Trivandrum. The Counsel for M.S.S. Rao
argued that this posting is being made due to the pressure
of the Unions. However, the Hon’ble Court did not accept
these arguments and allowed the SLP.
Sharma, who made controversial remark about Dr. Abdul
Kalam is rewarded.
Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, who made
controversial remark about the late President Dr. Abdul
Kalam, has been rewarded now. He is allotted with the
bungalow where Dr. Abdul Kalam lived after his retirement.
This is a bigger bungalow than those allotted to the
Cabinet Ministers. Mahesh Sharma had earlier stated
“Dr. Abdul Kalam was a great man who was a nationalist and
humanist despite being a muslim”. The Minister’s
statement implies that muslims are not nationalists and
not humanists. Certainly, this statement was against the
unity of the nation. However, for issuing such a poisonous
statement, Mahesh Sharma is allotted with a bigger
bungalow. This is one example as to how the BJP government
at the centre is promoting national unity.
is nothing but Congress plus cow.
The economic policies of the NDA government is nothing,
but the policies of Congress Party plus cow.
This has been stated by none other than shri Arun Shourie,
who was the minister of communications and the minister
for disinvestments in the cabinet of Atal Bihar Vajpayee.
(the principal contributor to ancient Ayurveda) has
recommended beef eating: P.M. Bharghava.
Charaka (the principal contributor to ancient Ayurveda)
has spelled out the benefits of eating beef. He has
prescribed beef eating for people, with several disorders.
This is stated by the noted scientist P.M. Bhargava.
[Source: The Times of India dated 29.10.2015]
of Jamshedpur discussed with the Director (HR).
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR)
today and expressed the deep anguish of the Union, in
respect of the non-settlement of the victimisations in
Jamshedpur. Responding to this, the Director (HR) assured
that both the CGM Jharkhand and the Sr.GM, Jamshedpur,
would be called to the Corporate Office to discuss the
Office tells the CGM Kerala to settle the victimisations.
The victimisations imposed on the leaders of BSNLEU and
SNEA in Kerala circle, were discussed with the CMD BSNL
and Director (HR) day before yesterday, by com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, and com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA. The
CMD BSNL and Director (HR) assured that appropriate action
would be taken. Accordingly, Corporate Office has written
to the CGM, Kerala to revoke the suspensions and to cancel
Ground Appointments to the wards of
the employees killed in accident while on duty.
In continuation of the discussion took place in the
National Council meeting held on 16.10.2015, com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS, further discussed the issue with Ms. Sujata
Ray, Director (HR) today. The GS discussed two cases,
belonging to Gujarat circle, wherein the staff were killed
in accidents, while attending to faults. The Director (HR)
assured that needful would be done in those cases.
of the results of the TTA LICE, held in Madhya Pradesh
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, demanded that the results of the
TTA LICE held in Madhya Pradesh should be reviewed. He
discussed the issue with the Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR)
today and demanded that the results should be reviewed by
awarding one mark each to all the 7 out of syllabus
questions. The Director (HR) assured that the needful
would be done.
Devi Bhandari is elected as the first woman president of
Devi Bhandari is elected yesterday as the first woman
president of Nepal. A member of the Communist Party of
Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), Bidhya Devi is the wife
of communist leader Madhan Kumar Bhandari, who was killed
in a mysterious car accident in 1993. Vice-Chairperson of
the Communist Party (UML), Bhidya Devi had earlier held
key portfolios, including the post Defence Minister of
scientist, P.M. Bhargava returns his Padma Bhushan award
in protest against government’s intolerance and attack on
reasoning and science.
Padma Bhushan award winner and founder of the Centre for
Cellular and Molecular Biology, as well as the former
vice-chairman of the National Knowledge Commission, shri
P.M. Bhargava has announced that he is returning his Padma
Bhushan award,in protest against government’s intolerance
and the attacks on reasoning and science. As an example
for intolerance, the scientist cited the attacks on beef
eaters. He also told that religion should not be mixed
Office letter to CGMs, insisting the issuance of
Employment Card, EPF Contribution Card and ESI Pehchan
Card to contract workers.<<view
Office letter to CGMs, insisting payment of wages to
contract workers by cheque or online.<<view
stand accepted in the constitution of the Committee to
review the BSNLMRS.
In the 32nd meeting of the National Council, held on
14.05.2015, BSNLEU has taken up an item, demanding
constitution of a Committee for the review of BSNLMRS. The
demand was accepted and decision was taken to constitute a
review committee. However, while implementing the
decision, unnecessary conditions were imposed by the Admn.
Branch of the Corporate Office. The conditions were that,
(1) only a person from Delhi should be nominated
to the Committee.
(2) No TA / DA would be paid to the member for
attending the meeting.
These unwarranted conditionalities imposed by the Admn.
Branch, were severely protested by BSNLEU. The matter was
taken up with the Director (HR) by BSNLEU, who assured
that the decision of the National Council would be
implemented. Accordingly, a revised letter is now issued
by the Admn. Branch, calling for nominations from both the
Recognised Unions, and without any conditionality.<<view
writes to the Director (HR), seeking review of the CGA
cases wherein the employees have lost their lives in
accidents while discharging their duties.<<view
letter to the Sr.GM (SR), seeking
sanctioning of Special Casual Leave for the CEC meeting to
be held at New Delhi, on 24th & 25th November, 2015.
K. Mohan, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Kerala, transferred
Com. K. Mohan, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Kerala, has been
transferred vindictively by the Circle Administration.
Com. K. Mohan, being the circle secretary of the Major
Recognised Representative Union, is covered under the
orders of BSNL Corporate Office, for immunity from
transfers. Hence, the orders issued by the Kerala circle
administration is arbitrary and vindictive. CHQ has
written to the Director (HR), demanding immediate
cancellation of the transfer order.<<view
of BSNLEU and SNEA urged the Director (HR) to undo the
victimisations in Kerala circle.
Representatives of BSNLEU and SNEA met Ms. Sujata Ray,
Director (HR), today and demanded her immediate
intervention for undoing the victimisations that have been
imposed on the leaders of BSNLEU and SNEA in Kerala
circle. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty,
Dy.GS, com. G.L. Jogi, Chairman, SNEA, com. K. Sebastin,
GS, SNEA and others participated in the discussion. They
also submitted a joint letter of the BSNLEU and SNEA
demanding to nullify the victimisations. The Director (HR)
gave a patient hearing to the representatives and assured
to take firm steps in this regard.<<view
demands CMD BSNL to immediately pay Adhoc PLI to
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan
Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL
today and demanded that employees should immediately be
paid with Adhoc PLI, as has already been demanded. The
union representatives pointed out that the revenue of the
Company has increased and also the number of mobile
connections and landline connections of the Company have
sizeably increased. They further argued that payment of
Adhoc PLI be certainly boost morale of the employees,
which will help to bring the Company out of loss.
BSNL urged to immediately settle the victimisations in
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, Swapan
Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL
today and expressed the deep anguish and resentment of the
Union, in respect of the victimisations that are
continuing in Kerala Circle. The Union representative also
brought to the notice of the CMD BSNL that K. Mohan,
Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, has been issued with transfer
order from Trivandrum to Kannur, which is a highly
provocative action from the circle administration. The
Union representatives made it clear to the CMD BSNL that
non-settlement of the victimisations are demoralising the
employees, which will certainly have a negative impact on
the services. The CMD BSNL assured to do the needful.
Office letter on inordinate delays in settlement of
medical claims of retired employees.<<click
endorses CLC order on increase of Variable Dearness
Allowance for workers w.e.f. 01.10.2015.<<click
for amendment to the Transfer Policy.
has made a proposal to incorporate certain amendments to
the existing Transfer Policy. A copy of the proposal has
been handed over to BSNLEU. According to the proposal of
the Management, the following amendments are proposed:
proposes to introduce a new category of RURAL AREA. The
tenure for this Rural Area will be three years.
taken by the official, over and above the due leave,
during the tenure period, will be deducted from the
are only proposals of the Management. It’s incorporation
will be done only after hearing the views of the
Recognised Unions. Hence, Circle and District Secretaries,
as well as Central Office bearers are requested to submit
their views immediately, through SMS to the GS, on the
up BSNL’s marketing vigorously, with a view to increase
Due to the
consistent interventions made by the Forum and the efforts
being taken by the BSNL Management, the performance of the
Company has significantly improved. For example, in the
month of September, 2015 alone, BSNL has got 1 lakh mobile
customers, through MNP. This is a great achievement.
Similarly, in the landline segment also BSNL is negative
only by 0.3%. With a little more efforts, in landline
segment also BSNL will become positive. Hence, CHQ
requests all our Circle and District Unions to vigorously
step up marketing of mobile and landline services. Photos
and reports of such marketing activities may be sent to
CHQ. We will upload it on CHQ website, with a view to
encourage our comrades. As a first step, we are uploading
the marketing activities done by Kalyan District Union in
Maharashtra Circle. CHQ heartily congratulates com.K.S.
Baste, District Secretary, BSNLEU and com.B.V. Vargude,
Circle Vice-President, for leading BSNL’s marketing
campaign in Kalyan District.<<views
of activities in Kalyan District>>
John Verghese is the coach for Maharashtra Circle BSNL
Com. John Verghese, AGS of BSNLEU, as well as the member
of the BSNL Sports and Cultural Board is nominated as the
coach for Maharashtra Circle BSNL Football team. CHQ
heartily congratulates com. John Verghese, AGS.<<view
Office urged to immediately release fund for TA advance to
the JTO trainees.
Recently Tamil Nadu circle declared the results of the JTO
LICE held in 2003. The successful candidates are being
deputed for JTO training now. However, they are not
getting TA advance, due to non-allotment of funds by
Corporate Office. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, discussed it with
shri Yashwanth Narayan Singh, GM (T&BFCI), today. The GM
(T&BFCI) assured that necessary funds would be released to
Tamil Nadu circle.
in the implementation of Change of Designations discussed
with the GM (Restt.)
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met shri A.M. Gupta, GM (Restt.)
today and expressed the extreme unhappiness of the Union
for the delay in implementing the agreement reached on
Change of Designations. The GM (Restt.) informed that the
Management Committee feels that accepting Junior Engineer
designation for TTAs would create an anomaly. The GS
explained in detail that, no such anomaly would arise and
assured to provide the Management with relevant documents,
in support of the JE designation to the TTAs.
will be tough on Hate Crimes – Says Chief Justice of
Lawlessness is increasing in the country and hate is being
spreaded in the name of religion. ‘Hate crimes’ are
increasingly taking place in the country. Shri H.L. Dattu,
the Chief Justice of India has warned that courts will
seriously view hate crimes. This announcement has also
come at a time when Sahitya Akademy award winners are
surrendering their awards, expressing their protests over
the killing of intellectuals like M.M. Kalburgi, by
religious fundamentalists. The Chief Justice of India has
stated ‘India is a country governed by rule of law,
which is of paramount importance. The courts will strive
every bit to uphold the rule of law. The courts will take
stern view of those accused of hate crime.’
[Source: Times of India dt. 26.10.2015]
is India’s beauty – says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In his monthly radio address, Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister
Narendra Modi has stated ‘India is full of
diversity. It has different sects, religions, languages
and castes. This diversity is our beauty.’ Modi’s
statement has come at a time when criticisms are being
made that the Prime Minister is remaining ‘tight lipped’
when killing are being made in the name of religion. He
came to power promising ‘maximum governance’ in the
country. Hence, the Prime Minister should not only give
advise, but also act tough on those who are doing ‘hate
campaign’ and ‘hate killings’.
Times of India dt. 26.10.2015]
2003 US led invasion was the principle cause of the rise
of the IS - says Tony Blair.
The world is increasingly experiencing the atrocities of
the IS monster (Islamic State). Where this monster has
come from? Only the armed aggressions made by the United
States, in the Middle East, has created the IS. Tony
Blair, the former British Prime Minister, who was a part
of the US attack on Iraq in 2003, has now turned approver
after 12 years. He has stated that there is truth in the
claims that the 2003 US led invasion was the principle
cause of the rise of IS. He has also apologised for his
mistakes in this regard.
[Source: Times of India dt. 26.10.2015]
two day circle executive committee meeting of Maharashtra
circle started at Jalgaun.
The two day circle executive committee meeting of
Maharashtra circle started at Jalgaun yesterday the
25.10.2015. The Jalgaun District Union, under the
leadership of com.Nilesh Khale, district secretary, have
made excellent arrangements for the meeting. It is being
presided over by com. Appa Gagre, circle president.
Com.Nagesh Kumar Nalawade, circle secretary welcomed and
placed the report on activities. Com.Ganesh Hinge, circle
treasurer, submitted the accounts. Com.John Verghese, AGS,
addressed the meeting and touched upon the important
issues being faced by the employees and the Organisation today.
He insisted that the marketing activities of the Company
have to be stepped up in a big way, to boost the revenue
of the Company. Addressing the meeting, com.P.Abhimanyu,
GS, dwelt on the historic 2nd September General Strike,
how the working class is being betrayed by the Modi
government, the need to strengthen communal harmony for
the betterment of the working class, the present condition
of the Company and the status of various issues of the
Non-Executives. The meeting is continuing today also and
important issues are being discussed.<<views
of the meeting>>
for the Central Executive Committee
meeting of BSNL Employees Union to be held at New Delhi
from 24th to 25th November, 2015.<<click
with GM (Estt.) on removal of hardships in NEPP.
In the National Council meeting held on 16.10.2015,
discussion took place on the removal of hardships being
suffered by employees in NEPP. The Staff Side was directed
by the Director (HR) to give a note on the matter, to the
Committee that has been constituted. In continuation of
this, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.)
today and discussed the issue. The GS strongly demanded
that the post based promotions given after 01.10.2004
should not be treated as 1st promotion under NEPP. He also
stated that a note in this regard would be submitted
shortly. The GM (Estt.), assured to look into the issue.
the left out qualified and trained officials as Telecom
BSNLEU is consistently pressurising the Corporate
Management to promote the left out qualified and trained
officials, as Telecom Mechanics. Corporate Office has
issued letter to fill up all Telecom Mechanic vacancies,
arisen out of retirements, deaths, promotions, etc., with
qualified and trained officials. Further, options are also
called for to fill up vacancies in other SSAs and circles.<<view
letter of shri N.K. Mehta, Director (Enterprise), to all
the CGMs, on loss of potential revenue on leased lines.<<view
vanished from Modi govt. focus.
Lancet, the widely-respected medical journal, has
criticised the Modi government for not paying sufficient
attention to India's health sector and has warned that the
country could face a serious crisis under the weight of
its own ill health. The main issue in India, according to
Lancet, is lack of investment in the public health system
and growth of an unregulated private sector. “This
imbalance between the unregulated private sector and the
quality of public healthcare is appalling, in the context
of the demands of a rising population.
Times of India dt. 22.10.2015]
government cannot be held responsible if a stone is thrown
at a dog: Says V.K. Singh.
V.K. Singh, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and the
former Army Chief has stated “the government cannot
be held responsible if a stone is thrown at a dog”.
The Minister has made this statement in the backdrop of
the recent killing of a muslim in Dadri and the killings
of two Dalit children in Haryana. The tone of the
statement of the minister is that such things will happen
in the country, for which the government should not be
held responsible and accountable. Remember, General V.K.
Singh, is the minister in the Cabinet of Narendra Modi,
who assured “minimum government and maximum
to Virendra Sehwag.
Virendra Sehwag has announced his retirement from
International Cricket. With this, the 16 year long innings
of a great Indian cricketer has come to an end. Sehwag had
been the match winner for India in many crucial matches.
He is one among the recent Indian cricketers who took the
team to new heights, and gave wings to the imagination of
cricket fans. BSNLEU salutes this great player.
Sujata Ray, Director (HR) will hold the additional charge
of Director (Finance), BSNL.
The DoT has ordered that Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR),
BSNL will hold the additional charge of Director
(Finance), BSNL, for a period up to 29.02.2016 or till the
appointment of a regular incumbant.<<view
Office letter on free talk time and SMS to C-Top up
Franchisees / retailers.<<view
Rao issues legal notice to the CHQ of BSNLEU.
MSS Rao has issued a legal notice to the CHQ of BSNLEU,
wherein it is stated that the website of the CHQ of BSNLEU,
which is read by not only members of BSNLEU, but also by
other employees of BSNL, as well as general Public, have
harmed the reputation of MSS Rao. The damages caused to
MSS Rao, by the website materials are quantified at Rs. 1
crore. BSNLEU will face this defamation case in the
Aircel and Sistema heading towards merger.
Reliance Communications, Aircel and Sistema (MTS) are
learnt to have initiated talks for a merger. If this takes
place, the new merged entity will become the third largest
operator in India. In the first phase, Reliance
Communications and MTS will merge. In the second phase,
the merged entity will merge with Aircel. Naturally, this
merger will bring a major change in the telecom industry.
[Source: Economic Times – dt.
have no intention to protest against people eating beef in
BJP governments in states like Maharashtra have imposed
ban on beef-eating. But the Kerala Chief of BJP,
Muraleedharan, has said that BJP will not protest people
eating beef in Kerala. When asked if the BJP will object
to beef-eating in Kerala, Muraleedharan said, "in
India, food and dressing habits vary from state to state,
depending on respective climatic/geographical conditions
and cultural and traditional backgrounds. In
Kerala, people are predominately non-vegetarian and in
some others states such as Gujarat people are mostly
vegetarian. As I said earlier, the BJP has no intentions
to regulate the food habit of people, and therefore, we
have no intention to protest against people eating beef in
Office reminder to all CGMs on compliance report to Lok
Sabha Secretariat on Contract
on releasing of funds by Corporate Office, for payment of
Many circles are contacting CHQ on the issue of releasing
of funds by the Corporate Office, for the payment of GPF
advance. On this issue, the position is as follows. The
issue was seriously discussed with the CMD BSNL, by com.
P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, on 15.10.2015. The GS
elaborately explained to the CMD about the hardships being
faced by the employees. Thereafter, the CMD directed the
GM(T&BFCI) to release funds for all the demands received
from the circles, up to 30.09.2015. Now, circle
secretaries have to check up whether funds have been
allotted as per the assurance of the CMD. If not, General
Secretary may be informed. Needful action would be taken.
As regards the demands received by the Corporate Office,
after 30.09.2015 also, CHQ will take sincere efforts. But,
it may not materialise immediately, due to shortage of
Office letter to all CGMs on payment of Leave encashment
on Superannuation, Voluntary Retirement etc.<<click
to allow landline users avail free call benefit on mobile.
Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL has
said that the Company is in the process of rolling out a
mobile convergence platform by Diwali. This will enable
consumers avail value added service in mobile phones, make
free night calls from mobile phones if they have
subscribed to landline and a host of other modern
facilities, said the CMD BSNL. He further said that with
this roll out, consumers would be able to link their
mobile and landline accounts. The sync between the two
accounts will be such that it will enable our subscribers
receive landline calls on mobile phones.
Hindu dt. 19-10-2015]
Pawar cites Veer Savarkar to oppose Beef ban.
NCP chief Shard Pawar has cited what
Veer Savarkar has said, about ' beef eating', to oppose
beef ban. The NCP leader quoted Veer Savarkar as saying
"the cow is a useful animal; but it can be slaughtered and
eaten after it has outlived it's usefulness." Pawar
has said this for opposing the beef ban that has been
imposed by the BJP government ruling Maharashtra.
[Source: The Times of
of the massive dharna held at various circles.<<click
dharna organised, demanding immediate payment of Adhoc PLI.
Nationwide dharna programme is
organised today, as per the call of the Forum, demanding
immediate payment of Adhoc PLI. Reports that have come
from various circles say that the programme is organised
effectively throughout the country. At the Corporate
Office also dharna is organised enthusiastically. Comrades
from adjacent circles participated. Com.Balbir Singh,
BSNLEU, participated in the dharna held
at Corporate Office. CHQ heartily congratulates all the
comrades for making the programme success.<<views
of the dharna>>
Office letter on furnishing of information in
respect of vacancies in the cadre of JTO under 50% direct
brief note on the discussions that took place in the 33rd
meeting of the National Council held on 16.10.2015.<<click
(HR) urged to settle the stagnation increment and benefit
of increment due on promotion.
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, Com. Balbir Singh, President and Com. P. Asokababu, VP met Ms.
Sujata Ray, Director (HR) BSNL,
yesterday, the 16.10.2015 and
insisted to settle the stagnation due on promotion and in
some cases even pay is reduced due to certain aberrations.
The Director (HR) assured that the issue will be reviewed
by the Management at the earliest.
with GM (Rectt.), BSNL CO.
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, Com.
Balbir Singh, President and com. Asokababu, VP met Shri D.
Chakraborti, GM (Rectt.) BSNL CO.,
yesterday, the 16.10.2015 and
discussed the following issues.
Non-implementation of the DoP&T orders on lesser
standards of evolution to the SC/ST candidates in the
The GM (Rectt.), informed that as per
the direction of the Director (HR), BSNL, a small
committee is being constituted to review the above issue
and the matter will be resolved by one month time.
Removal of the anomaly in qualifying marks in JTO
LICE held on 02.06.2013 in case of Andhra Pradesh circle.
The GM (Rectt.), responded positively
to remove the anomaly in qualifying marks.
unabated in Kerala circle - BSNLEU and SNEA urges CMD BSNL
to take immediate action.
Despite assurances given by the
Corporate Management, victimisations continue unabated in
Kerala circle. Another 4 comrades are suspended by the
Kerala circle administration. With this, the total number
of suspensions have reached 19. BSNLEU and SNEA have
demanded the immediate intervention of the CMD on the
matter, and revocation of the suspensions, as well as
action on those officers who are blatantly violating the
instructions of the Corporate Office.<<<view letter>>>
Office letter on regularisation of Officiating JTOs as per
the provisions of Recruitment Rules of Junior Telecom
Officer (Telecom) - 2014.<<view
Office letter to all CGMs on compliance report to be given
to Lok Sabha Secretariat on implementation of Social
Security measures i.e. EPF & ESI.<<view
Office letter all CGMs on Compliance Report to Lok Sabha
Secretariat on payment of Minimum Wages to contract
Office letter on review of Customized Plans for Enterprise
funds will be released today - CMD's assurance.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, discussed with shri Anupam
Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, about the extreme hardship being
faced by the employees, especially in the festival season,
due to the non-releasing of funds by the Corporate Office,
for payment of GPF advance. The GS reminded the CMD about
the assurance given by him at the end of last month that
funds would be released after payment of salary. The CMD
stated that due to acute shortage funds could not be
released. However, he directed the GM(T&BFCI) to
immediately release funds, for the demands received from
circles upto 30th
September. He also assured that the funds would be
Committee's meeting with the CMD BSNL.
Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, met the members of the
Core Committee of the Forum yesterday the 15.10.2015, to
discuss about developmental activities. Com.P.Abhimanyu,
Convener, Forum, com.Chandeswar Singh, President, Forum,
com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA and com.Prahalad
Rai,GS,AIBSNLEA participated in the meeting. Senior
officers of the CFA and Mobile wings were also present.
The revenue from mobile services has grown by 3.49% during
the period from April to September this year and that
revenue from Enterprise business has grown by 25 %. The
overall revenue has grown by 1.5%. The growth in landlines
was also - 0.3% and very soon this will also become
positive, said the CMD. He further stated that in the
month of September alone we have added 1 lakh mobile
connections through MNP. However, he stated that mobile
additions have decreased now, compared to the month of
July and requested the Forum to take steps to motivate the
employees in the marketing front. He further stated that
our revenue needs to be increased by at least by Rs.5,000
crore to implement wage revision from 01.01.2017. The
leaders pointed out that acute shortage of cable, drop
wire, 5 pair cable, etc. is still prevailing at the field
level, which requires to be solved immediately. The CMD
assured that these items will be supplied immediately and
once again requested the Forum representatives to step up
of the Staff Side of the National Council held.
As a prelude to National Council meeting, the Staff Side
of the National Council conducted it’s meeting today. The
meeting took place at Dada Ghosh Bhawan. Com. Islam Ahmed,
Leader, Staff Side presided. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Secretary,
Staff Side welcomed all the members of the Staff Side and
presented the agenda items. Fruitful discussions took
place, in preparation to tomorrow’s meeting.
S Nariman urges Prime Minister to curtail intolerance
against freedom of expression.
Noted constitutional expert, Fali S Nariman has stated
that it is high time for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to
intervene and to ensure that the law enforcers take action
of against those who are using violent methods to curtail
freedom of expression. Nariman has supported the writers
who have returned their Sahitya Akademi awards to protest
the growing intolerance against citizens’ right to express
their views without fear. “ Their decision to return the
award is a mode of protest ”, said Nariman.
[Source: Times of India 15.10.2015]
Minister pulls up Vodafone Chief on call drops issue.
Arun Jaitely, Finance Minister has pulled up Vittorio
Colao, CEO of the Vodafone Group, on the call drops issue.
The Vodafone Chief met the Finance Minister yesterday the
14.10.2015. The Finance Minister has remarked that if
he sees an important number on the screen of his mobile
phone, he uses the landline to return the call. The
Minister has also remarked that, the telecom was a success
story, which is now spoiled by deficient service.
meeting the Core Committee of the Forum today.
As informed earlier, shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL, is
meeting the members of the Core Committee at 1630 hrs.
today, to discuss the developmental issues of the Company.
Office letter on
Recruitment Rules of Junior Telecom Officer (Telecom)-2014.<<view
Office letter to all CGMs on furnishing of information in
the cadre of TTA as on 01.04.2015.<<view
writes to the Director(HR), demanding revision of the
results of the TTA exam conducted in Madhya Pradesh
circle, by granting marks for out of syllabus questions.<<view
Office issues order on
revised rate of IDA w.e.f.
discussed with the Director(HR), in the formal meeting
with BSNLEU, held yesterday the 13.10.2015.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS
participated from the Union side. Ms.Sujata
Ray,Director(HR), shri Shameem Akthar, Sr.GM(SR), Ms.Madhu
Arora, GM(Estt.), shri D.Chakraborty, GM(Rectt.& Pers.),
shri Ram Shakal, Addl.GM(SR) and shri Manish, DGM(Pers.)
participated from the Management side.
(1) Settlement of
Anomalies that arose in the 1st wage revision.
Union side expressed it's extreme dissatisfaction over the
inordinate delay in the settlement of this issue. GM(Estt.)
informed that the inputs requisitioned by the Corporate
Office are not yet sent by most of the CGMs. On hearing
this, the Director(HR) directed the GM (Estt.) that the
inputs should be collected from circles within 15 days,
based on which the case will be further processed.
(2) 30% Superannuation
benefits for the Directly Recruited employees.
The Union side urged upon the Director(HR) to find a
solution to this issue without further delay. She replied
that the proposal of 6% contribution by the Management,
towards Pension Fund of the employees, is being studied by
the Finance, after which it will go to the consideration
of the Remunerations Committee. The Union representatives
told that an RM of Assam circle, who was regularised after
01.10.2000, has recently expired and that his family is
deprived of family pension. Further, they emphatically
told the Management that, BSNLEU, being an important stake
holder on this issue, should be taken into confidence
before any final decision is taken. The Director(HR)
(3) Inordinate delay in
implementing the decision of the National Council, on
holding of one more JTO exam for the Draughtsman cadre.
After discussion, the Management Side assured that an
online exam will be conducted by 31.03.2016. The Union
representatives informed that their view on holding an
online exam would be conveyed within a few days.
of the DoP&T orders on lesser standards of evaluation to
the SC/ST candidates in departmental exams.
In the meeting held with the Director (HR) yesterday the
13-10-2015, the GS and Dy.GS of BSNLEU bitterly complained
that the BSNL Management is blatantly violating the orders
of the DoP&T, on giving relaxation to the SC/ST candidates
in departmental exams. They complained that the Committee
formed by the Management on this issue has given an eye
wash report and has not rendered justice to the SC/ST
candidates. The Director(HR) seriously responded to this
complaint and directed the GM (Pers.) to take immediate
steps to implement the orders of Govt. of India on
reservation in letter and spirit. She also assured the
BSNLEU representatives that the constitutional rights of
the SC/ST employees would be protected. BSNLEU will pursue
this issue for a final settlement within the shortest
to meet the Core Committee of the Forum this week.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, Convener of the Forum, met the CMD BSNL
yesterday the 13.10.2015, and requested that the CMD BSNL
should meet the Core Committee of the Forum, to discuss
the developmental activities of the Company. The CMD BSNL
assured that he would hold the meeting with the Core
Committee this week itself.
BSNL and Director(HR) to address the CEC meeting of
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met
shri Anupam Shrivastava,CMD BSNL and Ms.Sujata Ray,
Director(HR) yesterday the 13.10.2015 and extended the
invitation to them to address the Central Executive
Committee meeting of BSNLEU, to be held at New Delhi
on 24th and 25th November, 2015. Both the officers
accepted the invitation and assured to participate in the
writes to CMD BSNL, conveying the decision to conduct
countrywide dharnas on 19.10.2015.<<<click
writes to Director (HR) on relaxation of qualifying marks
of SC/ST candidates.<<<click
on the rise and it’s a matter of worry: LK Advani.
Senior BJP leader shri L.K. Advani has stated that a
tendency is growing in the country, in which people resort
to violence against others, whose views are not acceptable
to them. He stated that this is a matter of concern for
the nation and that democracy must ensure tolerance for a
different point of view. Shri L.K. Advani has expressed
these views, while condemning the “paint attack” on his
former aide, shri Sudeendra Kulkarni. While expressing the
above views, shir L.K. Advani must realize that he also
has been an important reason in the past, for spreading
hatred among people, based on religion.
circular, on the decisions taken in the meeting held on
massive dharnas on 19.10.2015.
The Forum meeting, held yesterday the 12.10.2015, has
called upon the BSNL employees to hold massive dharnas on
19.10.2015, demanding immediate payment of Adhoc PLI.
Circle and District Secretaries are requested to
co-ordinate with the other constituents of the Forum and
to organise the dharna progamme successfully.
Office letter on imparting in-service-training to the
writes to the Director (HR) once again, insisting
immediate payment of Adhoc PLI.<<view
writes to the Secretary, DoT, on implementation of the
order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, on the matter of
recovery of excess payment from the terminal benefits of
writes to the Corporate Management,
on implementation of revised CGHS rates.<<view
writes to the Corporate Office on payment of the right
quantum of Transport Allowance to the unabsorbed employees
in UP (East) Circle.<<view
formal meeting tomorrow, with the Director (HR).
The 2nd formal
meeting, between BSNLEU and the Director (HR) will take
place at 1700 hrs. tomorrow. BSNLEU has notified the
following items as the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting.
Settlement of the Anomalies that have
arisen in the 1st
of 30% Superannuation Benefits to the Directly Recruited
(iii) Holding of one more JTO LICE to the
Draughtsmen, in relaxation of the RR.
Beef ban and Killing Beef eaters
ban and killing beef eaters has become a major issue in
the country today. Swaminathan S Ankalesariya Aiyar, an
economist of international repute has written his views on
the subject in yesterday’s (11.10.2015) Times of India.
The following are the excerpts from his article.]
BJP governments in many states have banned meat and beef
sales, imposing stringent controls on cattle movement that
strangle the cattle and leather trade, and make the
possession or eating of beef very risky. The BJP views
this as a vote-winner.
Modi came to power on a platform of development, not
Hindutva (despite his RSS background). His appeal to the
aspirational classes for better livelihoods and governance
struck a chord with voters, and won him the general
Instead of sticking to that platform, Modi has shifted to
communal polarization. The Dadri murder is not just a
moral but economic issue. Fear of RSS goons has forced
many shopkeepers to stop selling even buffalo meat.
Transporters of cattle are fearful of arrest and worse.
India has a huge leather and footwear industry employing
millions of workers (including many Dalits). All these now
face shortages of hides and rising prices that make them
uncompetitive in exports.
Farmers have always sold aged cows, oxen and buffalos to
abattoirs. Indeed, this has enabled India to become the
biggest beef exporter in the world. Suddenly this large
industry, a major employer, has become very risky, and may
become extinct in some states. The price of aged cattle
has crashed or gone to zero, diminishing the wealth of
millions of cattle owners. In states like Bihar, most
farmers own oxen for ploughing and transport, apart from
cows for milk. All of them face wealth erosion. So, Modi’s
promise to increase jobs and income is turning sour.
filed against the order of the Hon'ble Kerala High Court,
in MSS Rao's case.
BSNL Corporate Office filed Special Leave Petition(SLP)
in the Supreme Court today, against the order of the
Hon'ble Kerala High Court, in the MSS Rao's case. The
notorious and corrupt MSS Rao was sent on "Compulsory
Wait", by the Corporate Office, for his corrupt
activities. However, he obtained a stay for this from the
Hon'ble Kerala High Court. The BSNL Corporate Office
decided to challenge the stay order issued by the Hon'ble
Kerala High Court. Accordingly, the SLP is filed by the
Corporate Office today in the Supreme Court. BSNLEU
congratulates the Corporate Management for its
uncompromising stand in the matter of the highly corrupt
writes to Corporate Office on removal of the
anomaly in qualifying marks in JTO LICE held on 02.06.2013.<<<view letter>>>
next CEC meeting will be held at New Delhi on 24th
& 25th November, 2015.
The next Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU
will be held at New Delhi on 24th
& 25th November,
2015. Notification will be issued shortly. All circle
secretaries and Central Office-bearers are requested to
book their tickets early and attend the meeting without
issues letter on revision of IDA.<<<view letter>>>
Office letter to all CGMs on safety from fire incident.<<<view letter>>>
classes to be conducted in November and December.
As per the decision of the last Dalhousie CEC meeting,
study classes are to be conducted. The All India Centre
meeting held today, has decided to conduct the study
classes in the following centres, as per the details given
Name of the centre: Chandigarh.
07th & 8th November, 2015.
Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir,
Haryana, NTR, Corporate Office and ALTTC circles will
participate in this centre.
Name of the centre: Bhopal.
15th & 16th November, 2015.
Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh,
Telecom Factory (Jabalpur), Telecom Factory (Mumbai),
Inspection and BRBRAITT circles will participate in this
Name of the centre: Lucknow.
28th & 29th November, 2015.
Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Uttarakhand,
Bihar, Jharkhand and NTR circles will participate in this
Name of the centre: Kolkata.
12th & 13th December, 2015.
West Bengal, Kolkata, Assam, Odisha, Telecom Stores, NE-I
and NE-II circles will participate in this centre.
(In respect of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chennai,
Karnataka and Kerala circles, the details will be
finalised in consultation of these circles, taking to
consideration the language in which classes are to be
Secretary, DoT, urged to take expeditious steps for
filling up the post of Director (Finance), BSNL.
The Core Committee members of the Forum, who met shri N.
Sivasailam, Additional Secretary, DoT, today, drew his
attention to the fact that the post of Director (Finance),
BSNL, is lying vacant for a very long time, which is
adversely affecting the functioning of the Company. They
requested the Additional Secretary, DoT, to initiate steps
for conducting a re-selection, in case the already
selected candidate could not be posted.
of the demonstrations demanding PLI.<<<click
of funds by the Corporate Office for payment of GPF
The issue of allotment of funds by the Corporate Office,
to the circles, for payment of GPF advance, was once again
discussed with Shri Yashwant Narayan Singh, GM (T&BFCI),
yesterday by GS, BSNLEU. It is assured that funds would be
released latest by next week.
Office letter on allocation of funds to BSNL Circle Sports
& Cultural Boards for the year 2015-16.<<<view letter>>>
Office letter on instructions to be followed in case of
death of the charged official.<<<view letter>>>
with the Secretary DoT.
As per the decision of the last meeting of the Forum, the
Core Committee members of the Forum met Shri Rakesh Garg,
Secretary, DoT today. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener, Forum,
com. Chandeswar Singh, President, Forum, com. K. Sebastin,
GS, SNEA and com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA participated.
The Forum representatives expressed their concerns to the
Secretary, DoT, with regards to the formation of
Subsidiary Tower Company. They also conveyed their
dissatisfaction to the inordinate delay in the settlement
of 78.2% IDA merger to the pensioners. The representatives
also requested the Secretary, DoT to take expeditious
steps to implement the assurance given to the Forum, in
the meeting held on 01.05.2015, in respect of the next
round of pension revision to the BSNL retirees. The
Secretary, DoT assured to do the needful.
with the new Additional Secretary of DoT.
Shri N. Sivasailam has taken over charge as the Additional
Secretary, DoT, some time back. The Core Committee members
of the Forum met him today and congratulated. Since the
Additional Secretary is also a director of the BSNL Board,
the Core Committee members discussed a number of issues
connected with the viability of BSNL and solicited his
fullest cooperation for strengthening the Company. The
Additional Secretary responded very positively. He
expressed his desire that BSNL should become the no.1
telecom operator in the country and assured his fullest
cooperation for it.
(HR) writes DO letter to the CGMs on prompt settlement of
It has been taken to the notice of the BSNL Management and
the DoT, that the pensionary benefits of retiring
employees are being settled belatedly. Corporate Office
has sent many instructions to the CGMs. But situation
remains unchanged. The DoT has brought to the notice of
the BSNL that out of the 1533 cases received by the CCAs
for May 2015, for settlement of pensionary benefits, only
in 1139 cases papers were complete. Hence Director (HR)
has made concrete proposal in her letter. Circle
Secretaries are requested to ensure that this is
urges Corporate Management to take prompt measures to
implement Revised JTO RR.
The official minutes of the BSNL Board meeting, which
approved the Revised RR of JTO, has been released. Com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS, met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.) today and
urged upon her to take the following two prompt steps,
based on the Revised JTO RR.
(a) To issue immediate order for
the promotion of all the officiating JTOs as regular JTOs.
(b) To initiate the process for immediately holding the
next JTO LICE, based on the Revised JTO RR. According to
the Revised RR, all TTAs who have completed 5 years of
service are eligible to appear the JTO LICE.
effectively conducted demanding Adhoc PLI.
Demonstrations are effectively conducted throughout the
country today, demanding immediate payment of Adhoc PLI.
At the BSNL Corporate Office, Com.Chandeswar Singh,
President, Forum, presided over the Lunch-hour
demonstration and meeting. It was addressed by
com.P.Abhimanyu, Convener, Forum, com.Prahalad Rai, GS,
AIBSNLEA, com. K. Sebastian, GS,SNEA, com.Suresh
Kumar,GS,BSNL MS, com.Rakesh Sethi, GS, AIBSNLOA and com.
Mahendar Singh, AGS, FNTO. Similar conventions have taken
place all over the country.
throughout the country today, demanding Adhoc PLI.
The Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations is holding
demonstrations throughout the country today, demanding
immediate payment of Adhoc PLI. The meeting of the Forum,
scheduled to be held on 12th October will take
decision to intensify the agitation, in case positive
response is not received from the Management.
job cuts in Air-France.
workers ‘roughed-up’ the Managers.
employees of Air-France stormed into the conference hall
yesterday, where the top managers of Air-France have
assembled to outline mass job-cuts. Employees, waving
flags and banners roughed-up the top managers, who include
Frederic Gagey, CEO and Havier Broseta, Human Resources
and Labour Relations Chief. Shirts of the Managers were
torn and they ran away from the Conference Hall.
[Source: Business Line 06.10.2015]
All India Conference of BSNLCCWF decides to conduct
The 3rd All
India Conference of BSNL Casual and Contract Workers
Federation, held at Nagercoil on 3rd & 4th
October, has decided to conduct massive campaign to
strengthen the organisation and to pressurise the BSNL
Management and the govt. to settle the justified demands
of the workers. The next few months will witness various
programme in this regard.
The Conference has elected
Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, com. Animesh Mitra and com. Tapas
Bannerji, as President, Secretary General and Treasurer
respectively. The outgoing Secretary General, com. Tapas
Ghosh is elected as Working President. BSNLEU heartily
congratulates the new team of office-bearers and assures
fullest cooperation in all respects.
extended it’s support for the successful conducting of the
All India Conference of BSNLCCWF.
BSNLEU has extended it’s
whole hearted support for the successful conducting of the
3rd AIC of the BSNL Casual and Contract Workers
Federation. The CHQ of BSNLEU provided bags to all the
delegates and observers (500 numbers) as the token of it’s
solidarity with BSNLCCWF. The Tamil Nadu circle union of
BSNLEU handed over Rs.1 lakh in the Conference, amidst
thunderous applause, to the leaders of BSNLCCWF. Above
all, the Nagercoil District Union of BSNLEU shouldered the
responsibility of conducting the Conference successfully,
to the fullest satisfaction of all the delegates.
live the unity of BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF!!
live workers unity!!
Office files SLP in the Supreme Court, against the order
of Hon’ble Kerala High Court.
The Hon’ble Kerala High
Court has stayed the order of the BSNL Corporate Office,
keeping M.S.S. Rao on “compulsory wait”. BSNL Corporate
Office has decided to file an appeal against this order in
the Supreme Court.
circle conducts a massive "anti- victimisation convention"
The Kerala circle unions of BSNLEU and SNEA conducted a
massive "anti-victimisation convention" at Trivandrum
today. It took place in the AIBEA hall and more than 500
comrades participated. The convention is conducted in the
backdrop of the severe victimisations being imposed by
M.S.S.Rao, on the leaders of BSNLEU and SNEA.
Com.K.Mohanan,CS,BSNLEU, welcomed every one. Com.George
Verghese, CS,SNEA presided over the convention. It was
addressed by a host of leaders including
com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF,
AIBDPA, com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com.R.Rajan,
Treasurer, SNEA, com.Animesh Mitra, Secretary
General, BSNLCCWF, com.Saibal Sengupta, Treasurer, BSNLEU,
com. Pratap Kumar, AGS, BSNLEU, com.M.Vijayakumar,
Organising Secretary, BSNLEU, com.Muralidharan Nair,
EX-AGS, BSNLEU, com.N.A.Abraham,
EX-CS, SNEA, com.A.V.Kuriakose, CP.
CS,P3, NFPE, com.Sudheer,
CP,SNEA and com.N.R.Somasekaran Nair, CS, BSNLCCWF.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, and com.R.Rajan narrated the developments
that have taken place at New Delhi in connection with the
developments in Kerala circle. All the leaders severely
condemned the victimisations that have been imposed on the
leaders and declared that every single victimisation that
is being imposed, will be eradicated within the shortest
of the convention>>
anniversary of WFTU observed.
The Central Trade Unions observed 70th anniversary of World
Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) on 3rd October, 2015
throughout the country. In New Delhi, on the day, the 3rd
October, 2015, a rally of workers were arranged from AITUC
Head Quarters, Dindayal Upadhaya Marg to CITU Head
Quarters, BTR Bhawan, Rouse Avenue from 4.30 p.m. . Later
on, a meeting highlighting the history of WFTU and it’s
role in the movements was held. Coms. Tapan Sen, GS, CITU
and MP, Mahadevan, AITUC, Abani Roy and other leaders of
CTUs explained in details in the meeting.The meeting was
presided over by a presidium of Coms. Hemmalata, CITU and
others. From BSNLEU, comrades from Haryana and UP(West)
including CS,Haryana, Com. M.S.Kadiyan, com Upender Singh
Teotia, CS,UP(West) with the Deputy General Secretary,
Swapan Chakraborty, com T.A.Biju,Office Secretary, CHQ and
Com K.G.Jairaj, GS,AIBDPA participated both the rally and
payment of minimum wages to contract workers through
account payee cheque - BSNL Corporate
Office letter to circles.<<<view letter>>>
Office called for details of contract labours from
Office letter on implementation of minimum wages and
social security measures like EPF/ESI to contract labour.<<<view letter>>>
powerful demonstrations tomorrow, demanding Adhoc PLI.
The Forum has called upon the employees to organise
demonstrations tomorrow the 06.10.2015, at Corporate
Office, Circle and SSA levels, demanding immediate payment
of Adhoc PLI. Circle and District Secretaries are
requested to take the initiative to coordinate with all
other unions and associations for organising the
demonstrations in the most successful manner. CHQ wishes
to inform that the Forum intends to give call for higher
forms of struggles on this issue, which will be decided by
the next meeting of the Forum, to be held on 12.10.2015.
Hence, our comrades are requested to mobilise maximum
number of employees in tomorrow's demonstration.
Single Emergency Number will soon be a reality.
At present various emergency numbers are there, such as
100, 101, 102 and 108. Very soon, a single emergency
number will be introduced in the place of all these
numbers. The proposal of the TRAI to introduce 112 as the
single emergency number, has been accepted by the DoT. The
existing emergency numbers will continue for some time as
secondary numbers. When these numbers are dialed, they
will be re-routed to 112. The secondary numbers will be
closed in a phased manner.
of the BSNLCCWF All India Conference rally.<<<views
All India Conference of BSNLCCWF enthusiastically started
The 3rd All India Conference of BSNL Casual and Contract
Workers Federation has enthusiastically started at
Nagercoil. Before the commencement of the Conference, all
the delegates participated in a colourful procession.
National Flag was hoisted by com.V.A.N.Namboodiri,
President, BSNLCCWF and the Union Flag was hoisted by
com.Tapas Ghosh, General Secretary. The Conference is
being presided over by com.V.A.N.Namboodiri.
Com.A.V.Bellarmin,Ex MP and Chairman Reception Committee,
welcomed everyone. Com.A.K.Padmanabhan,President, CITU,
inaugurated the Conference. Com.V.A.Namboodiri,
Pressident,BSNLCCWF delivered the presidential address.
com.P.Abhimanyu,GS,BSNLEU, com. Tapas Kumar
Ghosh,SG,BSNLCCWF, com.Animesh Mitra, Vice-president and
com.S.Mohandas, vice-president, AIBDPA addressed and
greeted the Conference.<<views
of the conference>>
from Director (HR), BSNL to BSNL employees on 15th
Foundation Day of BSNL.<<<view letter>>>
Office writes to all CGMs to provide informations for new
employees who joined BSNL on or after 01.08.2014
on insurance scheme provided by LICI.<<<view letter>>>
requirement of SIM Cards, Corporate Office asked all
circles to submit their requirement for remaining period
of 2015 - 16.<<<view letter>>>
to Member (Finance) of the Telecom Commission, on prompt
reimbursement of amount spent by BSNL for payment of GPF
BSNL employees are not paid GPF advance in the month of
September, since Corporate Office did not allot funds to
circles for the same. Corporate Management says that the
DoT is not making timely reimbursement of the amount spent
by BSNL, for paying GPF advance. It is stated that an
amount of Rs. 890 crores is thus outstanding from the DoT.
BSNLEU has written to the Member (Finance) of the Telecom
Commission, demanding prompt reimbursement of the amount
spent by BSNL Management.<<<
conveys best wishes and warm greetings to all the
employees, on the occasion of 15th anniversary of BSNL's
It is today that BSNL came into existence 15 years ago. It
was the intention of the government to privatise BSNL
through disinvestment, as per the desire of the corporates.
However, the United struggles of the employees have
ensured that BSNL remains 100% as a public sector company
till today. Similarly, the United struggles and the
dedication of the employees, to ensure better service to
the customers, will enable BSNL to come out of the present
crises and to reach new heights. On this occasion, BSNLEU
conveys its best wishes and warm greetings to all the
to increase by 5.3%, w.e.f. 01-10-2015.
IDA is learnt to have increased by 5.3%, w.e.f 01-10-2015.
It is said to have increased from 102.6% to 107.9%.
Office letter on celebration of
Consumer Week to delight the customers.<<<view letter>>
Office instructions on 15th All India BSNL
Football Tournament 2015-16 to be held at Kalyani
from 24.11.2015 to 27.11.2015.<<<view letter>>
writes to the GM (Taxation & BFCI ) demanding allotment of
adequate funds to circles for payment of GPF advance and
Festival Advance.<<<view letter>>
is told to take action on operators for call drops - says
Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The efforts taken by the Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar
Prasad, to settle the call drops menace, have not yielded
any results. The Minister conducted serious discussions
with private operators, which went in vain. In the
meanwhile, Congress Party has called for the removal of
Ravi Shankar Prasad from the post of Telecom Minister, on
this issue. Yesterday, Ravi Shankar Prasad, has stated
that the TRAI has been told to take action on operators,
on the call drops issue. It is to be noted that the TRAI
has received maximum number complaints on private
operators, on the call drops issue.
Side of the National Council to meet on 15.10.2015.
The 33rd meeting of the
National Council is being held on 16.10.2015. As a prelude
to this meeting, the Staff Side of the National Council
will meet on 15.10.2015. The Staff Side meeting will be
held in Dada Ghosh Bhawan and will start at 10:30 hrs. All
the Staff Side members of the National Council are
requested to attend the meeting on time.
Office issued notification for holding of 33rd
meeting of National Council.<<click
September General Strike report to be sent to CHQ by 20th
The CHQ, through its circular no. 8, has called for the
district wise particulars of the 2nd September General
Strike. Circle Secretaries are requested to send these
particulars to the CHQ, in the proforma, by 20th October.
Based on these inputs, an assessment of the strike will
be made in the forthcoming CEC meeting.
is not only Volkswagen, but Audi and Skoda also
manipulated emission tests.
Global warming is a major danger being faced by mankind
today. The world has already started facing the disasters
of Climate Change. It is an open secret that the profit
greedy multi national companies are contributing in a big
way to Global Warming. Recently, it was found out that
German multi national car maker Volkswagen has set up a
software in its cars, for cheating emission tests.
Following this scandal, the CEO of Volkswagen, Martin
Winterkorn resigned from his post. Now, it has been found
out that similar software, for cheating emission tests,
are also set up in Audi and Skoda, the other popular cars.
Audi has made such cheating in 2.1 million cars and Skoda
in 1.2 million cars.
Jaitley says that government share holding in PSU banks
will be cut down to 52%.
It is the considered opinion of the trade union movement
that the ultimate aim of disinvestment is total
privatisation. As per the dictates of the World Bank, and
in accordance with the Neo Liberal Policies, the
government is steadily moving towards total privatisation
of the Public Sector. This is once again confirmed by the
statement of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Speaking at
the Annual General meeting of the Indian Banks'
Association yesterday the 28-09-2015, the Finance Minister
has stated that the government is looking at bringing down
the government equity in Public Sector banks to 52%. Arun
Jaitley has only indicated what the Modi government is
going to do in the days to come. Once the government stake
in PSU banks is reduced to 52%, it will not take much time
to reduce it further to 49%, which means privatisation of
the Public Sector banks. This is what the corporates want
Modi government to do in the banking sector. Indian
working class will tooth and nail fight out these
Council meeting to be held on 16.10.2015.
The 33rd meeting of the National Council will be held on
16.10.2015. The meeting will start at 11:00 hrs. Ms.
Sujata Ray, Director (HR), will preside over the meeting.
All members of the National Council are requested to make
note of this and attend the meeting on time.
to CMD BSNL, on Forum’s decision to hold demonstrations.
Forum has written to the CMD BSNL, intimating it’s
decision to hold nation wide demonstrations on 06.10.2015,
demanding payment Adhoc PLI.<<click
Circular no.8 to the Circle Secretaries and Central Office
writes to the Director (HR) on the inordinate delay in
constituting the committee for review of BSNLMRS.
The 32nd meeting of
the National Council, held on 14.05.2015 has decided to
constitute a Committee to review the BSNLMRS. This
decision has been taken in view of the hardships
experienced by the employees in getting medical
reimbursement. However, even after the lapse of more than
four months, the Admn. Branch of the Corporate Office is
creating road-blocks in the formation of the review
Committee. BSNLEU writes to the Director (HR), requesting
for the immediate constitution of the Committee.<<view
3rd All India Conference of BSNL Casual and Contract
Workers Federation to be held on 3rd & 4th October, 2015.
The 3rd All India Conference of BSNL Casual and Contract
Workers Federation is being held on 3rd & 4th October,
2015 at Nagercoil, in Tamil Nadu circle. Com. P. Abhimanyu,
GS, is addressing the Conference. BSNLEU conveys it’s
revolutionary greetings to the BSNLCCWF and wishes the
Conference all success.
P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU to address meeting
at Trivandrum on
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU is visiting Trivandrum on
05.10.2015, and will be addressing a meeting there. Com.
K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, may also address this meeting. This
meeting is taking place in the backdrop of severe
victimisations imposed on the leaders of BSNLEU and SNEA
in Kerala circle.
of the Forum meeting held on 24.09.2015.<<click
govt. privatises IDBI Bank.
The Finance Ministry of the Modi govt. is finalising
proposal to privatise the IDBI Bank. At present govt.
share holding in the IDBI Bank is 76.5%. The government
has decided to reduce this share holding to 49%. This is
nothing but blatant privatisation of a government bank.
What explanation the Modi govt. is having to justify this
step. This should be considered as a major step, in
throwing the Indian Banking Sector open to the looting of
Indian corporates and multi national banks.
[Source: Economic Times dated 26.09.2015]
expresses it's concern over the lackadaisical attitude of
certain unions and associations, in attending Forum
The Forum meeting held yesterday the 23-09-2015 was
attended by the major unions and associations. The General
Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, BSNL MS,
SNATTA, BTU and BSNLOA attended the meeting. Concern was
expressed in the meeting that, some unions and
associations habitually abstain from the meetings of the
Forum. At the same time, it was also pointed out that,
these unions and associations scramble to attend the Forum
meetings, arranged with the CMD or Secretary, DoT.
Undoubtedly, this is not a healthy trend, it was observed.
It was also agreed that this issue would be discussed in
the next meeting of the Forum for appropriate decision.
veteran telecom trade union leader of Jammu & Kashmir
is extremely saddened to know that com.M.L.Dhar, veteran
telecom trade union leader of Jammu and Kashmir circle
passed away yesterday. Com.M.L.Dhar was the circle
secretary of AITEU CL III as well as AITEU LS & Gr.D and
Federal Councillor in the undevided NFTE. He had also been
the BSNLEU District Secretary of the CGM office,J&K
circle. BSNLEU pays it's respectful homage to com.M.L.Dhar
and conveys it's heartfelt condolences to all his family
members, friends and relatives.
condoles the loss of lives in the Mecca stampede.
A major disaster has taken place in the Haj Pilgrimage at
Mecca. 714 pilgrims were killed in a massive stampede and
850 were injured. Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has
informed that 14 Indians were killed in the stampede and
13 were injured. This is the second human disaster
in a month in Mecca and the second biggest since 1990. We
express our extreme grief and also heartfelt condolences
for the loss of lives.
holds serious discussions. Next meeting to be held on
A meeting of the Forum was held at New Delhi yesterday
the 23-09-2015. Com.Chandeswar Singh, Forum President,
presided over the meeting. Com.P.Abhimanyu, Forum
Convener, welcomed the comrades and briefly explained
the agenda items. Serious discussions took place on the
issue of formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company.
Status of the demands of the two day strike held in
April,2015, was also reviewed. Discussions were
incomplete. Further discussion will take place in the
next meeting of the Forum, to be held on 12-10-2015.
meeting held yesterday the 24-09-2015, has called upon
the Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL to organise
powerful demonstrations on
immediate payment of Adhoc PLI. The issue was discussed
at length in yesterday's meeting of the Forum. The BSNL
Management has denied payment of PLI to the employees
for the past several years,on the plea that the Company
is running in loss. But, fact remains that the DPE has
issued guidelines that, payment of PLI should not be
linked with the profit of a PSU. A copy of this DPE
letter has already been provided to the Management. The
Joint Committee constituted by the Management, could not
fulfil the task of framing a new PLI Formula, mainly
because the meetings were not held sufficiently in quick
succession. It will take some more months for the
Committee to finalise the new Formula. It will certainly
take some more months for the Formula to get the
approval of the Management Committee and the BSNL Board.
In view of this, the Forum has decided to demand
immediate payment of Adhoc PLI to the entire
Non-Executives and Executives. If the Management does
not take prompt action, the next meeting of the Forum
will take decision to further intensify the struggle.
All Circle and District Unions of BSNLEU are requested
to take immediate steps, in coordination with all other
constituents of the Forum, to successfully organise this
writes DO letter to all the CGMs, directing them to
immediately furnish data called for by the Corporate
Office, on the issue of Anomalies.
BSNLEU, in the meetings held
with the Management yesterday and today, has expressed
it's deep dissatisfaction over the delay on the part of
the CGMs of various circles, in furnishing the data
required by the Corporate Office, to settle the Anomalies
issue. In today's meeting, the GM(Estt.) assured that the
matter would be taken to the Director(HR) for necessary
intervention. Accordingly, today itself the Director(HR)
has written DO letter to all the CGMs, expressing her
dissatisfaction over the delay in furnishing the required
information on the issue of Anomalies. We appreciate the
prompt intervention of the Director(HR). We hope that at
least hereafter the required information will be sent by
holds detailed discussion with the Management, on the
issue of Anomalies.
As desired by the GM (Estt.), in the discussion held
yesterday, a detailed discussion on the issue of Anomalies
was held today between BSNLEU and the Management. Com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. M.C.
Balakrishna, AGS participated from the Union side. Ms.
Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.) and Shri Shiv Shankar Prasad, DGM
(Estt.) were present from the Management Side. The Union
representatives made a detailed presentation of the case,
including the various court judgements on the issue and
requested the Management to immediately release the order,
without once again sending the case to the DoT. The GM (Estt.)
agreed to the view points of the Union on the issue.
However, she stated that Corporate Office cannot take a
decision since the required inputs have not come from the
circles. Finally she told that the intervention of the
Director (HR) would be sought to get the inputs from
circles. The Union representatives insisted for the
issuing of early order, since the officials are suffering
for many years.
writes to the Corporate Management to initiate the process
for holding the JTO LICE.<<view
intervention sought on releasing of funds for payment of
com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com.M.C.Balakrishna,
AGS, met Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, yesterday the
23.09.2015, and sought his immediate intervention for the
releasing of funds for payment of GPF advance. The CMD
replied that there is acute shortage of funds and that his
first priority is releasing funds for payment of this
month’s salary. He said that an amount of Rs.890 crore has
not yet reimbursed by the DoT for the GPF advance payments
already paid by BSNL. The CMD assured that funds would be
released immediately after payment of salary. Still, the
Union representatives insisted the CMD to try some other
means and arrange to release the funds immediately.
Management urged to settle the anomalies and issuing of
P.Os to TSMs who directly became TMs.
com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com.M.C.Balakrishna,
AGS, met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.), yesterday the
23.09.2015, and insisted for the settlement of Anomalies
and also the issue of issuing Presidential Orders to the
TSMs who directly became TMs. They firmly told the GM (Estt.)
that the settlement of both the issues cannot be delayed
under the pretext that the circles have not sent the
inputs requisitioned by the Corporate Office. They
insisted that Management should some how settle both the
issues without further delay.
Office issues revised guidelines for reimbursement of the
cost of appliances.<<view
Office issues guidelines for reversion from the cadre of
JTO to the parent cadre of TTA.<<view
Office calls for information connected with merger of QA
circle with Inspection Circle.<<view
records it's protest over the lethargy of the CGMs in
providing inputs required by the Corporate Office
BSNLEU has recorded it's strong protest with the
Corporate Management, over the lethargy of the various
CGMs, in providing inputs required by the Corporate
Office, for the settlement of long pending issues of the
Non-Executives. For example, BSNL Corporate Office has
called for inputs from the circles , on the issue of
settlement of Anomalies and also on the issue of issuing
Presidential Orders to the TSMs,who were directly
promoted as Telecom Mechanics. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS,
com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com.M.C.Balkrishna,
AGS, met Ms.Madhu Arora,GM (Estt.) today and expressed
their extreme unhappiness, as well as protest, over the
lethargy of the CGMs, in furnishing inputs required by
the BSNL Corporate Office. The GM (Estt.) agreed with
the Union and replied that this issue would be taken up
with the Director (HR), for necessary remedy.
of one extra increment to the left out Non-Executives,
appointed on or after 01.01.2007, is being referred to the
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and
com.M.C.Balkrishna, AGS met smt.Madhu Arora, GM(Estt.)
today and expressed their unhappiness over the delay in
the payment of one extra increment to the left out
Non-Executives, like Sr.TOA, RM, etc., who were appointed
on or after 01.01.2007,
and who are suffering wage lose. The GM (Estt.) replied
that the Management has decided to refer the issue to the
Committee, which had earlier recommended payment of one
extra increment to the TTAs, appointed on or after
01-01-2007, and who were suffering wage loss. The Union
representatives urged to complete the process
expeditiously, which is agreed by the GM (Estt.).
Office urged to immediately release funds to circles, for
payment of GPF advance.
Many circles have brought to
the notice of the CHQ that so far funds are not released
by the Corporate Office for the payment of GPF advance.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and
com.M.C.Balkrishna,AGS, met Shri
Yashwant Nath Singh, GM (Taxation & BFCI) today and urged
upon him to take steps for the immediate release of funds.
The representatives also pointed out that employees have
to celebrate Eid festival this week. The GM (T&BFCI) said
that funds could not be released due to the financial
crunch. However, he assured to do the needful.
Pacific Regional conference of Trade Union International is
to be held in India.
The Asia Pacific Regional conference of the Trade Union
International (TUI) will be held in India. The date of the
Conference is 9th November, 2015. Delegates from India,
Nepal, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be
attending this Conference. The General Secretary of the
TUI will address this Conference. BSNLEU is an affiliate
of the TUI and will be playing an active role in the
urges upon Corporate Management to take immediate steps to
hold the JTO LICE.
BSNLEU has demanded the
Corporate Management to take immediate steps to hold the
JTO LICE. After prolonged delay, the BSNL Board has
recently given approval to the Revised JTO RR. According
to this the TTAs who have completed 5 years of service can
appear the JTO LICE. Com. Abhimanyu,GS, com.Swapan
Chakraborty, Dy . GS and com. M. C. Balakrishna, AGS, met
Ms.Madhu Arora, GM (Estt) today and urged her to take
immediate steps for holding the next JTO LICE. The GM(Estt.)
assured that prompt action would be taken on this matter,
soon after the minutes of the BSNL Board meeting is
Anantharam joins as the new CGM of Kerala circle.
All are aware that the corrupt
and arrogant M.S.S.Rao is placed on "Compulsory
Wait", while shri Anantharam has been posted as the
regular CGM of Kerala circle. However, some anxiety is
created since there was delay in shri Anantharam joining
as the new CGM, and also M.S.S.Rao keeps on knocking the
doors of courts to stay the Corporate Office letter
placing him under Compulsory Wait. This issue was
discussed with the Director (HR) by
BSNLEU and SNEA. Corporate Management was urged to ensure
that shri Anantharam joins as the CGM, Kerala, without
further delay, so that the uncertainty will come to an
end. As a result of this, shri Anantharam has joined as
the new CGM of Kerala circle today. Thus, the fate of
M.S.S.Rao is sealed. CHQ heartily congratulates shri
Anantharam and wishes him all success in his new
meeting will be held on 24.09.2015.
The next meeting of the Forum will be held at 1530 hrs
on 24-09-2015, at BSNL MS office. This meeting will review
the dharna programme held on 16th September, against the
decision of formation of a separate tower company and will
decide about the future course of action. The meeting will
also review the status of the demands raised in the 2 day
strike, held in April, 2015 and will take appropriate
Office letter on Recruitment
Rules of Upper Division Clerk (UDC) of CSS
Stream in BSNL C.O.
Management informs the Hon'ble CAT, Ernakulam, that serious
corruption charges are there against M.S.S.Rao, the former
CGM of Kerala.
BSNL Management has informed Hon'ble CAT, Ernakulam that
serious corruption charges are there against M.S.S.Rao,
the former CGM of Kerala circle. In fact, confrontation
between the Union and M.S.S.Rao started only on the
corrupt practices of the latter. However, it was
unfortunate that the Corporate Management and the DoT did
not seriously consider the allegations levelled by BSNLEU
and SNEA at that time. Now, after having been placed on
"compulsory wait", M.S.S.Rao, approached the Hon'ble CAT,
Ernakulam, demanding to quash the order. In his petition,
M.S.S. Rao challenged that BSNL has no power to place him
on "compulsory wait" and that the same has been done only
due to pressure of the trade unions. Replying to this,
BSNL Management informed the Hon'ble CAT that
"there are serious allegations against M.S.S.Rao,
from vigilance angle (read corruption charges), as a
result of which he has been placed in the
"Agreed list". We demand that the BSNL Management
and the DoT should expedite the disciplinary action
against M.S.S.Rao for the corruptions that he had
committed during his tenure as the CGM of Kerala.
GS, has joined CHQ after leave.
Com.P. Abhimanyu, General
Secretary, who has been away from the Head Quarters on
leave from the 4th of September, due to domestic works,
has returned and has joined the CHQ today. The General
Secretary heartily thanks com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS
and com.M.C.Balakrishna,AGS, who shouldered the
responsibilities of the CHQ, during his absence.
call drop problem, CMD, BSNL writes to all CGMs, BSNL.<<view
Office issued orders to implement EPF coverage for
Pre-induction training period of BSNL recruited employees.<<view
appreciable initiative taken by the CGM, Madhya Pradesh.
Dr. Ganesh Chandra Pandey, CGM,
MP has taken an appreciable initiative towards issues
related with the staff of Madhya Pradesh. He has notified
to hold “Medical Adalat” on 17th October, 2015 at Circle
Office, Bhopal, to settle all the pending medical claims
of the staff in Madhya Pradesh Circle which were lying
pending for last 3 to 4 years. He has ordered all SSA GMs
to dispose all medical claims by 30th September, 2015.
BSNLEU highly appreciate the concern of the head of circle
for settling the staff related matters and hope that the
other head of circles can do the same.<<view
RR is approved by the BSNL Board.
BSNL Board meeting held today,
on 18.09.2015 approved the JTO RR amendments. With this
amended JTO RR, service condition is reduced to 5 years
from 7 years. The officiating JTOs will be regularized as
a one time mesure. It may be recalled that the RR was
pending before the BSNL Board for approval for more than
one year. The CHQ met the Director (HR), on 8th September,
2015 and requested for approval of the RR. Finally, the RR
is approved. Congratulations !!
demanded to hold the PLI Committee meeting immediately.
Coms. Balbir Singh, President,
Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and M.C. Balakrishna, AGS met
Shri Shameem Akhtar, Sr.GM (SR), yesterday, the 17.09.2015
and demanded for holding the meeting of the PLI Committee
headed by him. It is observed that the Management is not
serious to finalise the PLI, though festivals are
approaching. It was suggested by the Staff Side
representatives in the meeting held on 31.08.2015 to hold
regular meetings to finalise the PLI formula.
Surprisingly, more than a fortnight, management has not
notified for the next meeting. The Sr.GM (SR) assured to
hold meeting shortly.
with GM (Estt.), BSNL C.O.
Coms. Balbir Singh, President,
Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and M.C. Balakrishna, AGS met
Smt. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.), BSNL C.O. and discussed on
the following issues:-
(1) Removal of
stagnation of the employees in the cadres of RM, Gr.D and
(2) Relaxing the 10th
Std. qualification condition for candidates to appear
Telecom Mechanic LDCE.
implementation of NEPP agreement to overcome the hardship
created by the BSNL C.O.
The GM (Estt.) informed that
after the meeting of the union with the Director (HR) on
the above issues, the establishment section is
reprocessing these issues and hopefully necessary actions
will be intimated to the union on the next meeting.
unemployment situation in the country in Neo-Liberal
Economic Policy! Ph.D. Holders and engineers applied for
peon posts in UP.
The UP Government advertised
for the recruitment of 368 vacant posts of Peon in the
govt. departments. Over 23 lakh candidates, including 2.22
lakh engineers and 255 Ph.D holders have applied for those
posts. Among the applicants, about 25 thousands have post
graduates degree and 1.5 lakh graduates. The minimum
educational qualification require for the post is class
five pass. Out of those 23 lakh candidates only 53,426
candidates having class five pass qualifications, are
applied. While asking, one of the candidates having
engineering graduate qualification has said, “There are
no jobs in the market. In this crisis, having a job is
much better than being without one”. Truly this is the
reality in the Neo-Liberal Economic Policy!
Office letter on allocation of funds to BSNL
Circle Sports and Cultural Board for the year 2015-16.<<view
of the massive dharna held on 16.09.2015
in various circles.
conducted massive dharna on 16.09.2015
The Forum of BSNL Unions and
Associations decided to conduct massive dharna on
16.09.2015, against the Cabinet decision for permission of
Subsidiary Tower Company. The dharna was conducted at the
Corporate Office, Circle and SSA level very successfully.
In Corporate Office more than 1000 BSNL employees and
officers participated in the dharna. Apart from employees
of BSNL C.O. and NTR circle a large number of comrades
from UP (West) Circle, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rewari of Haryana
Circle were participated in the dharna from 11:00 AM. The
Dharna was inaugurated by Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Senior
leader of BSNL Employees movement. The dharna at Corporate
Office was presided over by Com. C. Singh, President,
Forum. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, Com. Balbir
Singh, President, BSNLEU, Com. K.G. Jayaraj, GS, AIBDPA,
Com. Upendar Singh Teotia, CS, BSNLEU, UP (West), Com. G.L.
Jogi, Chairman, SNEA, Com. Mallikarjun, BSNLMS, Com. Sunil
Goutam, Dy.GS, SNATTA, Com. Dr.V.P. Singh, CS, AIBNLEA,
BSNL C.O. and Circle Secretaries of SNEA, as well as NFTE
BSNL, FNTO from Haryana, UP (West) etc., were addressed
congratulates all BSNL workers for
participating in the dharna programme in large number and
making it a grand success.<<view
given to CMD BSNL by BSNLEU, SNEA and BSNLCCWF informing
their decision to withdraw the agitation is handed over to
CMD BSNL by the leaders of CHQ.<<view
Rao, the self proclaimed CGM, Kerala transferred.
Shri L. Anantharam posted as CGM,
Kerala. Shri M.S.S.
Rao has been placed under Compulsory Wait with HQ at
Congratulations to all the
right thinking employees of Kerala Circle for supporting
the struggle. CHQ congratulate all the SNEA, BSNLEU and
BSNLCCWF comrades throughout the country for their active
support. We thank CMD/BSNL, DIR(CFA), DIR(HR) and the
whole BSNL Board for taking prompt action in protecting
the interest of BSNL and Kerala Circle and regaining the
prestige of BSNLCO.<<view
is entitled 30% HRA w.e.f. 01.04.2015.
In our website we uploaded one order on
Re-classification/up-gradation of Cities/Town on the basis
of Census-2011 for the purpose of grant of HRA to Central
Government Employees on 11.09.2015. Now, the BSNL C.O. has
issued clarification through which it is mentioned that
the order is also applicable to all BSNL Employees w.e.f.
01.04.2015. With this clarification the employees working
in Ahmedabad are eligible to get HRA @ 30%.<<see
Action Committee of BSNLEU, SNEA, CCLU of Kerala Circle
started trade union actions from 15th September, 2015.
Contrary to the assurance given by the Director CFA,
Sri.N.K.Gupta in the meeting held on 20.8.2015, that all
vindictive actions taken by the circle management will be
withdrawn, the Kerala circle administration is going ahead
with vindictive actions against union/association leaders
and workers. Unnecessary provocations are being created by
the circle administration to book the leaders of
Unions/Associations. Finally 15 leaders including the
circle, district leadership were suspended without any
genuine reason and only to establish the high handedness
and the anti labour approach of the circle
The Joint Action Committee of BSNLEU, SNEA and CCLU of
Kerala circle decided to start Dharna in front of all
offices along with non-cooperation from 15th
September, 2015. The CHQ of BSNLEU, SNEA and BSNLCCWF
will start Relay Hunger Strike at BSNL Corporate Office
from 17.09.2015 and a nationwide protest
demonstrations will be held at Circle/SSA level on
17.09.2015. CHQ congratulate the Kerala comrades.
Management will be solely responsible for disruption of
service if any, in the Kerala circle.
SNEA and BSNLCCWF served notice to the CMD,
BSNL on Relay Hunger Strike from 17.09.2015 at BSNL C.O. and
nationwide protest demonstrtions at circle/SSA level.<<view
of the demonstrations in
protest demonstrations held on 14.09.2015 against suspension
of Leaders / Members of BSNLEU and SNEA in Kerala.
BSNLEU, SNEA and BSNL CCWF has given call for protest
lunch hour demonstrations at Corporate level and Circle
Head Quarters level on 14.09.2015 against massive
victimizations and vindictive actions by the CGM, Kerala,
Shri M.S.S. Rao and demanding to the CMD, BSNL for his
immediate transfer from Kerala. The circle administration
has suspended 15 (fifteen) leaders of BSNLEU and SNEA on
11.09.2015. Inspite of repeated assurances given by the
CMD, BSNL at various occasions, the CGM / Kerala has yet
to be transferred.
The protest demonstrations were held in every circle very
successfully as reported by our circle secretaries. The
programme was conducted in the Corporate Office at launch
hour. Com. A.A. Khan, President, SNEA presided over the
meeting. Coms. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. General Secretary,
BSNLEU, K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, V.A.N. Namboodiri,
President, BSNL CCCWF and G.L. Jogi, Chairman, SNEA spoke
on the occasion. A large number of members from NTR and
Corporate Office of BSNLEU and SNEA have participated the
Later on notice was served to the CMD BSNL from BSNLEU,
SNEA and BSNL CCWF for the Relay Hunger Strike to be
observed from 17.09.2015 at BSNL Corporate Office and
Nation Wide protest demonstrations at Circle/SSA level on
17.09.2015 demanding transfer of Shri M.S.S. Rao, CGM,
Kerala without further loss of time.<<view
of BSNLEU and SNEA members in Kerala.
The vindictive actions initiated by the arrogant CGM,
Kerala circle, Shri M.S.S. Rao, against the leaders and
members of BSNLEU and SNEA is continuing. The following
comrades of BSNLEU and SNEA have been suspended on
11.09.2015 by the circle administrations.
BSNLEU : (1)
K. Mohanan, Circle Secretary (2) S.Prathap Kumar, AGS
(3) P. Gopakumar, Circle Vice President (4)
C. Santhosh Kumar, Assistant Circle Secretary (5)
Biju Raghavan, District Secretary (6) Sunil Kumar.
S, District Vice President (7) N.Rajendran,
District Organisation secretary (8) G.S. Hariharan,
District Assistant Treasurer (9) R. S Sanal Kumar,
(10) Chandrakalakaran.K.V (11) S. Sreejith
(12) Anoop Kumar TP (13) Ajith.TV.
SNEA : (1)
T. Santhosh Kumar ,District Secretary (2) Narendra
Kumar, District President.
BSNL writes to all CGMs on Enterprise Business.<<click
SNEA(I) and BSNLCCWF decided to start jointly Relay Hunger
Strike at Corporate level from 17.09.2015 against vindictive
actions in Kerala by the Circle Administration.
All are aware of the ongoing struggle in Kerala Circle.
Both the CHQ of BSNLEU and SNEA(I) met the CMD, BSNL, Shri
Anupam Shrivastava, Shri N.K. Gupta, Director (CFA) as
well as the in-charge of the Southern Circles, Ms. Sujatha
Ray, Director (HR), on several occasions and strongly
demanded for removal of the arrogant CGM, Shri M.S.S. Rao,
to withdraw all the victimisations imposed by Rao and also
to settle the demands of the Contract Workers on wage
Based on the discussions by the BSNLEU and SNEA, a team of
Senior Officers of the Corporate Office including Shri N.K.
Gupta, Director (CFA), Shri A.K. Jain, CGM, NC, NGN were
deputed by the CMD, BSNL to Kerala and a meeting
was held on 20th August, 2015 with the
representatives of BSNLEU, SNEA & BSNLCCWF Kerala and an
agreement was reached. Meanwhile, the CGM, Kerala, Shri
M.S.S. Rao was sent on leave and another Sr.GM was given
looking after order by the Corporate Office, till a new
CGM was posted. Contrary to the assurance, Shri M.S.S. Rao
joined on 25.08.2015 as CGM, Kerala Circle and started
taking vindictive actions against the leaders of both
BSNLEU and SNEA. The CHQ met CMD, BSNL and strongly
pleaded for immediate transfer of Shri M.S.S. Rao from
Kerala but the Management has not shifted him.
The situation now become the worst in Kerala. The CGM
filed case after case against the leaders of BSNLEU and
SNEA to the police and in the High Court. Finally, on
11.09.2015, fifteen (15) union leaders including Circle
Secretary of BSNLEU, Com. K. Mohanan, AGS, Coms. Pratap
Kumar, District Secretary, BSNLEU, District Secretary and
President of SNEA have been suspended.
The CHQ leaders of BSNLEU, SNEA and BSNLCCWF reviewed the
situation in Kerala and decided to go for trade union
actions in the form of Relay hunger strike infront of
Corporate Office from 17.09.2015 till Shri M.S.S. Rao
is shifted. Further, it is decided that the Circle /
District unions of BSNLEU, SNEA and BSNLCCWF will be
requested to observe nation wide protest day on
17.09.2015 by observing demonstrations on the same
Necessary notice for Relay hunger strike and protest
demonstrations will be issued on 14.09.2015.
Sisir Bhattacharjee, senior most leader of Telecom Employees
is saddened to hear the news that, Smt. Nilima
Bhattacharjee, Ex.DoT employee, Telecom Factory, Kolkata,
wife of Comrade Sisir Bhattacharjee, senior most leader of
the Telecom Employees movement, has passed away today, the
11.09.2015 at Kolkata. CHQ conveys it’s heartfelt
condolences to Com. Sisir Bhattacharjee, to his family
members, relatives, friends and all the comrades.
Corporate Office endorsed the order on re-classification
up-gradation of cities Town on the basis of census -2011 for
the purpose of grant of HRA to Central Government Employees.<<view
notice to CMD BSNL
on holding of nation wide mass dharna
on 16.09.2015, protesting the decision for formation of a
Subsidiary Tower Company.<<view
Office letter on guidelines for providing certain
facilities in respect of persons with disabilities
who are already employed in Government for
performance of their duties.<<click
Office letter to all CGMs on Compensation
/refund/rebate for call drops.<<view
to start 4G services.
BSNL decided to start 4G services by the end of the
current financial year by using airwaves in 2500 MHz band
with a competitive tariff plans to match private
operators. According to a statement given by the CMD, Shri
Anupam Shrivastava to the media, BSNL is taking Wi-Fi
route for it’s 4G services and also in talks to other
operators for spectrum sharing. It is stated that BSNL is
also evaluating device-bundling options for 4G services
and to currently in talks with various device manufactures
for consumer friendly schemes.
call drop problem TRAI, Chairman met head of Telecom
Shri R.S. Sharma, Chairman, TRAI met head of Telecom
Operators on 09.09.2015. According to the report the TRAI
will conduct fresh tests across India over the next 15
days to check whether mobile operators are doing their bit
to reduce call drops, stepping up monitoring of the
critical issue of failing service quality.
Office letter on Min Government Max Governance -Simplify of
Govt. Procedure for abolition of affidavits and promotion of
of underground cable faults.
In the meeting against outsourcing of broadband
provisioning and maintenance, BSNLEU strongly argued
against outsourcing of broadband services as decided by
the Management and expressed that performance of broadband
services are affected not for non-attendance but due to
bad conditions of the under ground cables which are
frequently getting faults due to shortage of staff in
cable maintenance work. The union feels that outsourcing
may be allowed for maintenance of underground cables. Now
the Management has issued letter to all CGMs regarding
maintenance of underground cable faults.<<see
writes to CMD, BSNL against vindictive attitude of DoT
officers, TERM Cell, Telephone Bhawan, Patna towards
writes to GM (Rectt.), BSNL C.O., for re-examining the cases
of JAO candidates, who opted to answer questions in Hindi,
but answered the Practical Paper in English.<<view
of Director (HR), BSNL with BSNLEU.
The 1st formal meeting of Ms. Sujatha Ray,
Director (HR), BSNL with the BSNLEU was held yesterday,
Management Side represented by Shri Shameem Akhtar, Sr.GM
(SR), BSNL C.O., shri S.K. Sinha, GM (Admn.), BSNL C.O.
and shri Sheo Sankar Prasad, DGM (Estt.), BSNL C.O.
From BSNLEU, Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. M.C.
Balakrishna, AGS attended. At the outset, the union
leaders appreciated the initiatives taken by the Director
(HR), to have such type of formal meeting with the union
to resolve the HR issues. Ms. Sujatha Ray, Director (HR)
appreciated the union for taking up those long pending
issues first. She expressed that her priority shall be for
settlement of old issues first. Thereafter the following
issues were discussed:-
Removal of stagnation of the employees in the
cadres of RM, Group ‘D’ and Industrial workers in BSNL
- After hearing the union, the Director
(HR) instructed the officers to prepare a note in the
matter by a week time and to put up to her. She will
review the entire matter. Necessary actions will be
intimated to the union in the next meeting.
Relaxing the 10th standard
qualification condition for candidates to appear Telecom
Mechanic LDCE - The
union leaders submitted all documents before the Director
(HR) and demanded that by giving relaxation in the
educational qualification for the candidates to appear TM
LDCE, the stagnation issue to some extent can be solved.
The Director (HR) instructed the officers to examine the
matter. She also personally feels that one time
relaxation may be given for those who are not
having 10th standard qualification.
Correct implementation of NEPP agreement
- The union submitted that an agreement was
reached on 18.10.2013 in the meeting of the then Director
(HR) presence in between the United Forum of BSNL Unions /
Associations and the BSNL Management in connection with
the proposed strike on 26.10.2013 on Sr.TOA payscale in
NEPP, TTA payscale upgradation in NEPP as well as Motor
Driver and LDC (TA) issue. But the matter is not settled
even after more than two years time. In this item Director
(HR) expressed that once an agreement is reached, the
Management should come up with settlement instead of
forming committee of officers and thus delayed the
It is informed to the union that necessary minutes of the
meetings will be issued from the next meeting.
JTO RR and E-1 pay scale issues Dy.GS and AGS discussed with
Director (HR), BSNL.
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. M.C. Balakrishna,
AGS discussed with Ms. Sujatha Ray, Director (HR), BSNL,
on 08.09.2015 for approval of JTO RR and E-1 payscale for
Non-Executives which are pending for a long time in BSNL