(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
The Director (HR) informed that as because the earlier
BSNL Board has decided to link both
the issues with HR plan of BSNL, to delink these issues
from HR plan, it is legally require to put up in the BSNL
Board both the items for delinking. Once these issues are
delinked then the issues again to be taken up in the BSNL
Board for approval.
The union requested the Director (HR) kindly to take
personal attention in the matters since it is already
of Rs.200/- SIM to Non-Executives in MTNL
areas and off net facility - BSNLEU leaders met GM (Admn.),
BSNLEU is continuously taking up two issues connected with
the providing of Rs.200/- prepaid SIMs to the
Non-Executives of BSNL.
Providing of Rs.200/- prepaid SIMs to the
Non-Executives posted in the MTNL service areas.
To allow Non-Executives of BSNL to call the
subscribers of other network also (off net facility).
In this matters com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com.
M.C. Balakrishna, AGS met Shri Sanjoy Kr. Sinha, GM (Admn.),
BSNL C.O. on 07.09.2015 and demanded to implement the same
immediately as it is already delayed. The GM (Admn.)
informed that the Management Committee has finally
approved the proposal to provide Rs.200/- SIM to the
Non-Executives of BSNL posted in Delhi from Haryana
circle. Regarding off-net facility to Rs.200/- SIM is
under active consideration of the Management. The leaders
demanded that the issue is required to settle urgently to
end the discrimination between the Executives and
Non-Executives. The GM (Admn.) assured to look into the
Office letter on empanelment of SIM vendors for
supply of SIM cards in BSNL.<<view
with Sr.GM(SR) on PLI issue.
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. M.C. Balakrishna
met Sr.GM(SR), BSNL C.O., Shri Shameem Akhtar and demanded
for holding of next meeting of the PLI Committee. The
leaders expressed that it was decided in the last meeting
of the PLI Committee that the Management will hold PLI
Committee meeting on certain issues raised by the members
from Staff-Side but the Management has not issued notice
for the next meeting though one week time has already
passed. Since the festivals are approaching it is demanded
that the PLI Committee meeting be held regularly and to
finalise, otherwise there is huge resentment among the
workers at field level. The Sr.GM (SR) has assured to hold
Office reminder to all Heads of Telecom Circles on Revision
of Pension of Pre-2007 BSNL retirees
from 01-01-2007 to 09-06-2013.<<view
Office letter on holding of Special Recruitment Drive for
filling up the backlog vacancies of the RY-2012 reserved for
SC, ST, OBCs in TTA cadre through Direct Recruitment.<<view
leader addressed the open session of SNEA(I) All India
Conference on 05.09.2015.
The 29th All India Conference of SNEA(I) has
started from 5th September, 2015 at Jaipur. The
Open Session of the conference was held the evening of
05.09.2015 in the auditorium of Tagore International
School at Jaipur. Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL and
Shri N.K. Gupta, Director (CFA), addressed the session.
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU addressed the open
session. In his speech he mentioned the background of
formation of BSNL as a part of the Neo-liberal economic
policy of the government at centre and how the successive
governments are trying to kill BSNL to help the private
Indian and foreign operators in telecom sectors. He
appealed to the workers to jointly fight against the
attacks and to forward for the revival of the Company.
Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, patron, BSNLEU and other leaders
from BSNL and MTNL also addressed the session.<<views
of the meeting>>
conversion of GPF advance to withdrawal for the staff of
BSNL and its processing has now been changed by the BSNL
C.O. through ERP system. Employees will have to place such
request on paper to the A.O. concerned instead of ESS portal
and then it will be processed by the A.O. Our circle /
district secretaries please make wide circulation of the
correct implementation of NEPP agreement - CHQ writes to
Director (HR), BSNL.
writes to Director (HR), BSNL to relax the 10th standard
qualification condition for RMs, Group ‘D’ and Industrial
workers to appear the Telecom Mechanic LDCE.
& AIBDPA Jaipur District conducted meeting on 05.09.2015.
The District Union of BSNLEU and AIBDPA, Jaipur conducted
a massive General Body meeting in the PGMT Office Complex
on 05.09.2015. The meeting was presided over by Com. M.K.
Nagpal, veteran leader and acting CS, AIBDPA, Rajasthan.
Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Patron of BSNLEU and advisor
AIBDPA initiated the discussion on the issues of BSNL
pensioners. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. General Secretary
spoke in details on the struggles against Neo-liberal
policies of the government and how it affected in the
development issues of the BSNL. He gave in details the
activities related to revival of BSNL including Night Free
Calls and All India Roaming facility and appealed to
employees to popular the above two programmes to make BSNL
financially viable. He further elaborated pending issues
like stagnation, pay anomaly, wage loss, BSNL MRS,
designations etc. Coms. Ashok Pareekh, CS, BSNLEU,
Rajasthan, Vijay Singh, Org. Secretary, CHQ, S.K. Anand,
K.P. Sharma, Org. Secretary, AIBDPA and P.K. Jain, DS,
BSNLEU, Jaipur also spoken in the meeting. More than 400
members of BSNLEU and AIBDPA attended the meeting.<<views
of the meeting>>
General Secretary addressed the CEC meeting of BSNL C&CWF
held at New Delhi on 04.09.2015.
The BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation (BSNL C&CWF)
conducted it’s CEC meeting at New Delhi on 04.09.2015. The
meeting was presided over by Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri,
President. After submitting the activities report by the
Secretary General, BSNL C&CWF, Com. Tapas Kr. Ghosh, the
meeting discussed various issues including payment of
minimum wages, social security, gratuity etc. Com. Swapan
Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU addressed the CEC meeting. In
his speech he explained many issues related to casual and
contract workers and assured that the union will extend
all help for building of the organisation throughout the
country. He congratulated the Casual and Contract Workers
in BSNL for their total participations in the General
Strike held on 2nd September,2015 and made it a
grand success. Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice-President of
BSNLEU & BSNL C&CWF also spoke in the meeting.
improvement of broadband service, union leaders met Sr.GM
(BB), BSNL CO.
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com. M.C. Balakrishna,
AGS, met Shri Shailendra Agarwal, Sr.GM (NOW-BB&IN), BSNL
C.O., on 03.09.2015 and discussed on improvement of
broadband service in different circles. The leaders
pointed out that inspite of unions repeated suggestions
that for provisioning and maintenance of broadband
service, the staff unions at Circle / SSA level be
consulted by the administrations, it is seen that most of
the Circles / SSAs are not holding any meetings. Further,
it was suggested by the union to utilise the Works
Committee for the said purpose but that also not followed.
The GM assured that necessary instructions will be issued
for involvement of staff unions for the improvement of
services. He appreciated the concern of the union on
improvement of services.
to make Public Call Drops status.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will soon ask
telecom companies to disclose information related to their
services which would be publicised so that customers are
aware of capacity of their operators and enable them to
choose their service provider. The regulator is preparing
a status or information paper which will give a detailed
analysis of the extent of call drops especially in two
cities of Delhi and Mumbai on the basis of data available.
from CMD, BSNL to
all CGMs on improvement of services and
performance of circles.<<click
of the strike from different circles.<<click
conveys it's revolutionary greetings to all the comrades who
participated in the historic General Strike.
The Indian working class has gone on a heroic General
Strike today. According to the Central Trade Unions, 15
crore workers have joined this glorious strike.
Through this strike, the working class has told the
government in unequivocal terms that, it will not tolerate
it's anti worker actions. It is a matter of great
pride that the BSNL employees have become a part of this
great struggle. For the past one month, BSNLEU has been
making serious preparations for the strike. In most of the
circles, employees have favourably responded to the call
and have massively joined the strike. CHQ heartily
congratulates all the comrades comrades who have
participated in the strike and also conveys it's
revolutionary greetings. Inquilab Zindabad!
Court dismisses petition of two companies, chargesheeted in
the 2002 'Additional Spectrum Allocation' case.
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the petitions of two
companies which were chargesheeted in the 2002 'Allocation
of Additional Spectrum' case. The two companies, Hutchison
Max Ltd. (now called as VIL) and Sterling Cellular Ltd.
(now called as VMSL) have challenged that that CBI Special
Court, formed to hear the 2G Spectrum Scam case, has no
jurisdiction to hear the 2002 'Allotment of Additional
Spectrum' case. The Supreme Court dismissed the petition
of the companies.
BSNLEU has recently decided to fill up the council seats,
which have been kept vacant for Alliance Partners. This
decision is taken, in view of the prolonged delay in the
disposal of the case going on in the Hon'ble Kerala High
Court. In accordance with this decision, CHQ sent
nominations to the Management, to fill up the vacant seats
in the National Council. These nominations are accepted by
the Management and letter has been issued. CHQ heartily
congratulates all the new National Council members.<<<
view Corporate Office letter >>>
view of Jammu & Kashmir Circle.<<click
of the strike in Gurgaon SSA, Haryana Circle.<<click
of the strike in Ahmednagar SSA, Maharashtra Circle.<<click
Tamil Nadu circle.<<click
UP (West) Circle.<<click
and demonstration at Jaipur. Strike total success.<<click
strike in Andaman & Nicobar circle.<<click
Telecom Factory, Jablapur Circle.<<click
Rathnambal, the dynamic leader of Andaman & Nicobar
Com. Rathnambal, Assistant Circle Secretary of BSNLEU,
Andaman & Nicobar circle, retired from service on
superannuation, on 31-08-2015. Shortly and affectionately
called as com. Rathna, the comrade was a dedicated worker
and is a dynamic leader of our movement. Together with
com. Kalairajan, she played a crucial role in
strengthening our movement in Andaman & Nicobar circle.
Even when she was victimised and transferred to a remote
island, when we were not recognised, she never relented
and continued to lead our movement. She is well known and
also affectionate to all our top leaders, including com.
Moni Bose and com. V.A.N.Namboodiri. Even though she had
never been a member of the CEC, she used to attend most of
our CEC meetings and apprise the CHQ of the ongoings in
that remote part of the country. A befitting farewell
meeting was organised in Port Blair to honour her, which
was participated by the CGM, other officers and Union
comrades. CHQ will ever remember the contribution and
sacrifices of com.Rathnambal, who dedicated her entire
service period in keeping our Red Flag flying high in
Andaman & Nicobar circle. CHQ wishes a long, happy, and
peaceful retired life to her.
<<< views of the farewell meeting>>>
at Udaipur in Rajasthan Circle.<<click
of the strike in CGM Office, Shillong.<<click
of the strike in Kerala - CGM Office completely closed.<<click
of the strike in Sivakasi (Virudhunagar),
of the strike in Sangli, Maharashtra.<<click
of the strike in Bhubaneswar SSA,
of the strike in Panna SSA, Madhya Pradesh.<<click
SSA, Rajasthan circle main telephone exchange, 100%
employees are participating in strike today.<<click
of the strike in Sindhudurg SSA, Maharashtra.<<click
of the strike in CGM Office, Bhopal.<<click
historic General Strike has started - CHQ conveys it's
revolutionary greetings to all the participants.
The Historic General Strike, opposing the anti-worker and
pro-corporate Corporate policies of the Narendra Modi
government, has started throughout the country. Central
Trade Unions have stated that 15 crore workers are
participating in this strike. CHQ conveys it's
revolutionary greetings to all the participants.
the 2nd September General Strike a historic
Office letter on review of 'Rent free' landline connection.<<click
the 2nd September General Strike a resounding
The historic 2nd September General Strike,
against the anti-worker and pro-corporate policies of the
Narendra Modi government is taking place tomorrow. The
central leadership of BSNLEU has made elaborate tour
programme to educate the workers about the necessity of
joining the strike. Leaders and members have responded
tremendously in most of the circles. CHQ requests all the
circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU to take all out
efforts to make the strike a historic success. Some
elements are trying to create confusion in some circles.
Leaders of BSNLEU are requested to ensure that employees
are not confused and they join the strike enmasse.
issued by the Central Trade Unions, after assessment of the
strike position, made in the meeting held on 31.08.2015.<<English>>
version of the statement
of the Central Trade Unions
on 2nd September General Strike.<<Hindi>>
Office letter on requirement on NOC from TF cell BSNLCO
before procurement of SIMs from open Market.<<click
dharnas at Corporate Office, Circle and District levels on
16.09.2015, against Subsidiary Tower Company.
The Forum meeting which met today, has taken the decision
to conduct massive dharnas at the Corporate Office, Circle
and SSA levels on 16.09.2015,
against the decision of the Cabinet for formation of
Subsidiary Tower Company. The meeting insisted that the
government should give up it’s decision to form Subsidiary
Tower Company. The meeting also decided to mobilise more
than 1000 comrades in the dharna to be conducted at the
BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi. All circle and district
secretaries are requested to organise the dharna very
writes to Corporate Office on the nomination from
BSNLEU to the PLI Committee.<<view
Committee meeting held today.
The PLI Committee meeting is held today. Com. P. Abhimanyu,
GS, BSNLEU, and com. Islam Ahmed, President, NFTE,
participated. At the outset, the Staff Side demanded that
Adhoc PLI should be paid to the employees, in case
finalisation of the PLI formula is delayed. In
the notification of today's meeting, it is mentioned that
"PLI based on Performance Management System". Staff Side
expressed it's protest. It was agreed to correct.
Management Side informed that the PLI formula that is
being finalised will be applicable only to the
Non-Executives. Management Side informed that the DoT has
not so far replied to the query raised by them, whether
PLI is to be paid when the company is not earning profit.
This was strongly protested by the Staff Side, which
demanded that the DPE guideline in this regard should be
followed. In the discussion that took place on the targets
to be reached for payment of PLI, the Staff Side stated
that the parameters are high and need to be brought down.
In this connection, it is decided that a meeting with the
CFA section will be arranged, say within a week. The GS,
BSNLEU, demanded that the PLI Committee meetings should be
held regularly, and also in quick succession, so that the
formula can be finalised at the earliest. He also informed
the Chairman of the Committee that, com. Swapan
Chakraborty will be nominated to the Committee, as
representative of BSNLEU. This is in view of the fact
that, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, is going on leave,
and that the conducting of the meeting should not be
affected due to his absence. This is accepted by the
Chairman. The Staff Side insisted that record of
discussion should be issued for the meeting, which was
agreed by the Chairman.
not believe rumour mongers.
Since talks with the government has failed, the Central
Trade Unions have decided to go ahead with the strike. At
this point of time vested interests will spread rumours.
Especially, we know how powerful is the
propaganda machinery of the Ruling Party. Definitely they
will spread untruths and half truths. Hence, Circle and
District Secretaries are requested not to believe any
rumour. Firmly take all steps to make the strike success.
with the government failed. Central Trade Unions decide to
go ahead with the 2nd September General Strike.
A meeting of the Central Trade Unions, which are
spearheading the 2nd September General Strike, was held in
the INTUC office yesterday the 28th August. The
meeting reviewed the talks held on 26th and 27th August,
between the Central Trade Unions and the Group of
Ministers. The overwhelming opinion of the meeting is that
the Group of Ministers gave only empty assurances. Hence,
the meeting unanimously decided to go ahead with the 2nd
September General Strike. Circle and District Secretaries
are requested to take the last minute efforts to make the
strike a historic success.
meeting of the Circle Conference of Kolkata Telephones .
An open session was held on 28th
August, 2015 in the 2nd
day of the Kolkata Telephones Circle Conference. The
subject matter of the meeting was “Improvement of BSNL
services in Kolkata Telephones and it’s financial
viability.” The meeting was presided over by Com Ash Md.
Khan, President, Circle Union. After the introductory
deliberation by com Saibal Sengupta, Circle
Secretary, Dr. Biswajit Paul, GM(CM) and shri K.C.Ghosh,
GM(CFA& EB) of Kolkata TD gave the view points on behalf
of the circle administration. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.
GS, explained in details on behalf of the CHQ, how
improvement of service can be made. He has submitted the
background of the initiatives taken by the Forum of BSNL
Unions and Associations for financial viability of the
company as also to improve the quality of services. He
appeals to the employees to involve each and every one to
popularize the night call free facility from 9 pm to 7 am
in landline telephones and free roaming facility in GSM to
generate new customers and revenue of the company. He
further request the circle administration to consult with
the Forum at circle level and to finalise the strategies
for extensive marketing so that services of Kolkata TD can
be improve and with this the circle may make profit in the
current financial year. Coms Prosun Mukherjee, CS,
Majumder, CS,NFTE-BSNL, Biplab Das, Convenor,
Co-ordination Committee, BSNLEU, West Bengal, Circle
Secretary, SNATTA and other leaders from different unions
and associations of Kolkata Telephones Circle also
submitted their proposals for improvement of services. A
large number of employees other than the delegates have
attended the open session.
Office letter on review and monitoring of implementation of
reservation policy for Scheduled Castes in BSNL.<<view
on minimum Government - Maximum Governance -
Simplification of Government procedure for abolition of
affidavits and promotion of self-certification.<<covering
strike preparatory meeting held in Chennai Telephones.
An enthusiastic strike preparatory meeting is held in
Chennai Telephones, to organise the 2nd
September General Strike. The meeting is organized by the
Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives. Circle
presidents of the participating unions and associations
presided over the meeting. It was addressed by com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com. R. Venkataraman, GS, TEPU, com.
S. Raveendran, GS, SEWA BSNL, com. C. K. Madhivanan, CS,
NFTE, com. Lingamurthy, Jt. GS, FNTO and many others. The
speakers explained in detail about the demands of the 2nd
September General Strike.
meeting held for 2nd
The Dy. Labour Commissioner (Central)
held conciliation meeting today, based on the strike notice
issued by the BSNL Unions and Associations, for
joining the 2nd September General Strike. Since both the GS
and Dy. GS of BSNLEU are out of Delhi, attending
organisational meetings, com.M.C.Balakrishna,
AGS, represented BSNLEU in the meeting. From the
Management Side, Sr. GM (SR) and DGM
(SR) attended. Discussion took place on the charter of
demands. However, there is no fruitful outcome. Hence,
the 2nd September General Strike will take place as per
3 day circle conference of Kolkata
circle started in Kolkata.
The three day circle conference of
BSNLEU, Kolkata circle, started in Chandan Nagar today.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.Swapan Chakraborty,Dy.GS
are attending the Conference. The National Flag was
hoisted by com.Ash Mohammed Khan, circle president. Com.
P. Abhimanyu, GS, hoisted the Union Red Flag. Com. Saibal
Sengupta, circle secretary & Treasurer(CHQ) delivered the
welcome address. Com. Ash Mohammed Khan, president,
delivered the presidential address. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS,
inaugurated the conference. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS
also addressed. Both the GS and the Dy.GS explained the
demands of the 2nd September General Strike, steps being
taken by the Modi government against the working class and
in support of the corporates, efforts being taken by the
Forum on the revival of BSNL, decision of the government
to form the Subsidiary Tower Company,etc. The conference
was also addressed by com.Anantha Bhattacharji, president,
AIBDPA, com.Om Prakash Singh, Organising
Secretary(CHQ),etc. In the post lunch session, com.Saibal
Sengupta, CS, presented his report on activities. Audited
accounts were submitted by the Treasurer.
<<<views of the conference.>>>
Cabinet gives four months extension to the Seventh Pay
The Central Cabinet, in it's meeting held yesterday, has
given a four months extension to the 7th Central Pay
Commission. Earlier the Chairman of the 7th CPC has
stated that the report of the Commission would be
submitted by the end of August, 2015. Now, it's time has
been extended upto 31st December, 2015.
in ERP regarding conversion of GPF advance into Final
Many circles have brought to the notice of the CHQ that
after the implementation of ERP in their respective
circles, conversion of GPF advance into Final Withdrawal
is not being accepted due to the non-availability of the
requisite provision in the ERP system. BSNLEU has already
written twice to the GM (ERP) in this regard. However,
this problem still remains unresolved. Once again com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS, spoke to shri Raman Agarwal, GM (ERP), who
is stationed at Ghaziabad, in this regard. The GM (ERP)
replied that the work in this regard is in progress, in
coordination with the HCL. The GM (ERP) further stated
that this work would be completed only by mid October. The
GS, BSNLEU has insisted for an early settlement of this
Minister Narendra Modi expresses grave concern over call
Telecom Minister, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, has been
expressing his concern over call drops. However, the Chief
of Vodafone India made a remark that the view of the
Telecom Minister, on call drops issue, is not the view of
the Government of India. Under this circumstance, the
Prime Minister’s Office has issued a statement saying that
shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister has expressed his grave
concern over call drops.
BSNL Board meeting to be held on 28.08.2015 - Director (HR)
urged to ensure approval of E1 payscale and Revised RR of
Next meeting of the BSNL Board is taking place on
28.08.2015. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS met Ms. Sujata Ray,
Director (HR) yesterday and requested her to ensure the
approval of the Board, for the pending HR issues of the
Non-Executives. The GS pointed that the Revised JTO RR and
E1 Pay scale are lying pending before the BSNL Board for a
vary long time. The Director (HR) assured that needful would
be done in this regard.
letter to the Corporate Office, on fixing ultimatum on
issuing Presidential Orders.
Corporate Office has issued letter, stating that pending
cases if any, would not be considered for issuing of
Presidential Orders after 31.08.2015. BSNLEU is if the view
that deserving officials should not be punished due to the
lethargy of the SSA and circle heads. Hence, BSNLEU has
written to the Corporate Office to review their stand.<<view
submits nominations to the National Council, to fill up the
Consequent to the decision taken in the All India Centre
meeting held yesterday, CHQ has sent nominations the
Corporate Office, to fill up the vacant seats<<view
Office letter on presidential orders to Temporary Status
Mazdoors upon their absorption in BSNL.<<view
Office letter on vacancy position in the grade of Junior
Accounts Officer as on 01.07.2015.<<view
India Centre meeting decides to nominate members of BSNLEU
to the vacant seats in the councils.
In view of the order of the Hon’ble
Kerala High Court, BSNLEU is not able to nominate members
of Alliance Partners to councils. Despite BSNLEU’s best
efforts a favourable order from the Hon’ble Court has not
come. Under these circumstance, the All India Centre
meeting of BSNLEU, held today, has decided to fill-up the
seats kept vacant for Alliance Partners, with the members
of BSNLEU. Hence, Circle and District secretaries are
requested to immediately send nominations to CHQ, to
fill-up the vacant seats in the circle and local councils.
nominees to the National Council.
In line with the decision to fill-up
the seats kept vacant for the Alliance Partners, the All
India Centre meeting held today has decided to nominate
the following comrades to the National Council:
P. Asokababu, Vice-President (CHQ).
Com. Saibal Sengupta, Treasurer (CHQ).
Com. R.K. Mishra, Circle Secretary, UP (East).
Ashok Pareek, Circle Secretary, Rajasthan.
Action Committee writes to the CMD BSNL, suggesting
alternative proposals to improve the quality of broadband
BSNLEU has taken a strong position to oppose the decision
of the Management Committee to outsource the provisioning
and maintenance of wiredline broadband. Together with
other Unions and Associations of JAC, the issue was
discussed twice with the Management. In these meetings,
the Management Side was not able to establish that the
outsourcing was necessary to improve the quality of
service in the wiredline broadband segment. In
continuation of these discussions, the JAC has given
alternative proposals to the CMD BSNL for the improvement
of broadband service.<<view
items to the 33rd meeting of the National
BSNLEU has already submitted it’s items
for being taken up in the forthcoming 33rd
meeting of the National Council. Today, BSNLEU has given
the following additional items to be discussed in the next
National Council meeting.<<view
Secretary proceeding on leave – Deputy General Secretary
will look after the duties.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, is proceeding on
leave for 16 days from 04th to 20th September, 2015, in
connection with his personal works. During this period
com. Swapan Chakraborty, Deputy General Secretary will
look after the duties of the General Secretary. All Circle
and District secretaries are requested to make note of
Circle Executive Committee meeting of UP(West) circle,
resolves to make the 2nd September General Strike a
BSNLEU, UP(West) Circle Union conducted it's Extended
Circle Executive Committee meeting at Gazhiabad today.
Apart from the Circle Executive Committee members, a large
number of district office bearers and active workers
attended the meeting from various parts of the circle.
Excellent arrangements are made for successfully
conducting the meeting. The meeting is held in the Hindi
Bhawan and it was presided over by com. Ansar Ali, Circle
President. The Union flag was hoisted by Com.P.Abhimanyu,
GS. Com. Upendar Singh Teotia, circle secretary welcomed
everyone and placed the report on activities. The meeting
was addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan
Chakraborty, Dy. GS and com. M.C.Balakrishna,AGS. In their
addresses, the CHQ leaders explained about the demands of
the 2nd September General Strike.
They explained how the Narendra Modi govt. is dismantling
the Public Sector of the country, and also how the
Labour Laws of the country are being amended, to serve the
interests of the employers, especially the corporates.
They requested the leaders of the UP(West) circle to
effectively organise the 2nd September General Strike.
After lunch, the Executive Committee members participated
in the debate. Finally, the meeting unanimously resolved
to make the 2nd September General Strike a historic
of the meeting>>>
of the Haryana
Extended Circle Executive Committee Meeting
held on 22.08.2015.<<<click
challenges the authority of the Telecom Minister.
The Telecom Minister, shri Ravi Shankar Prasad is repeatedly
criticising telecom operators for poor quality of service,
especially call drops. He has even issued statement in the
Parliament in this regard. The DoT has also taken some steps
to ensure quality of service. The repeated comments of the
Telecom Minister and the DoT, has irritated the private
telecom operators, it seems. This has made the CEO of
Vodafone India, Sunil Sood, to challenge the authority of
the Telecom Minister. Sunil Sood has stated that the view of
the Telecom Minister and the DoT on call drops, does not
constitute the view of the Government of India.
at the Circle and SSA levels should motivate employees in
increasing BSNL's customers.
Forum at the Circle and SSA levels have to play a vital role
in motivating the employees to substantially increase BSNL's
customer base rapidly. The Franchisee Managers and Retail
Managers have got to be motivated, so that they regularly
visit franchisee premises, as well as retailer outlets, and
to ensure that sufficient BSNL products are available in the
retailer outlets. As per the call of the Forum at the
National level, maximum number of 'Melas' and 'Road shows'
should be organised, to increase our sales, by popularising
the 'Night Free Call' and 'Free Roaming' schemes. In
the landline segment, no application for new phone
connection should be rejected due to 'Non-Feasibility'.
Immediate efforts should be taken to lay cables to the
upcoming 'colonies' and 'nagars'. Similarly, all out efforts
should be taken to attend cable faults, within the
shortest possible time. In the review meetings being
held with the Forum, the CMD and Director(CFA)
assure that they will make available whatever stores and
materials needed at the field level. Hence, any shortage of
materials should immediately be brought to the notice of the
gave highest number of mobile connections in the month of
It is a great news that BSNL has given the highest number of
mobile connections in the month of July 2015. BSNL has given
16 lakh mobile connections in July, while Airtel has
given 11.90 lakh connections and Idea has given 10.25
lakh connections. It must be noted that BSNL gave only
8.6,lakh connections in the month of May, and this
increased to 11 lakh in June. Due to the phase 7 mobile
network expansion, there is a general improvement in
BSNL's quality of service. Together with this, the
'Roaming Free' scheme, introduced by BSNL recently, has put
the Company in a strong position, in it's competition with
the private operators. In the MNP front also, more number of
customers of private companies have migrated to BSNL in the
month of July, than the number of BSNL customers migrated to
private companies. This is a healthy trend and we, the
employees, have to put in our best efforts to maintain this
writes to CMD BSNL for having 'Intra Circle Roaming'
Airtel has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange, that it had
written to the CMD BSNL, requesting to have 'Intra Circle
Roaming' arrangement. In it's letter written earlier to the
CMD BSNL, the Airtel has expressed it's willingness to have
'Intra Circle Roaming' arrangement with BSNL and had
expressed the hope that it would be 'equal opportunity'. If
BSNL enters into intra circle roaming with Airtel, then BSNL
customers will be catered by Airtel towers, in areas where
BSNL is not having proper network coverage, and vice versa.
This will be done on a 'revenue sharing' basis. Earlier,
when BSNL approached Airtel, Vodafone etc., a few months
back, those companies did not show interest. But now, due to
the fear that BSNL may enter into a tie-up with Reliance Jio,
Airtel has come forward to have the tie-up with BSNL.
Secretaries are requested to immediately send the figures of
the Post Card campaign to the CHQ.
Forum has given call to conduct a 'Post Card Campaign'
from 10th to 22nd August, 2015, in which one post card is
to be sent to the Minister, from each employee. Circle
Secretaries are requested to kindly inform the CHQ, about
the number of post cards sent from each district. This
matter may kindly be treated as urgent, since the next
meeting of the Forum will be held on 31-08-201, wherein a
review of the campaign will be done.
meeting at Ahmedabad, to organise the 2nd September General
BSNL Employees Union, Gujarat Circle, organised a
impressive meeting in the CGM Office compound on
21.08.2015. Com. Deepak Trivedi, Circle President, BSNLEU,
presided over the meeting. Com. T.V. Gelani, Circle
Secretary, BSNLEU, welcomed everyone and emphasised the
need to join the 2nd September General Strike.
The meeting was also addressed by com. P.K. Rathod, Circle
Secretary, BSNL MS, com. Kumar Laktharia, Circle
Secretary, SNATTA, com. Kamlesh Singh Rajput, Circle
Secretary, ATM, com. M.S. Vora, Circle Secretary, TEPU and
com. Manubhai Chaniara, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA. Finally,
com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU, addressed
the meeting at length and explained the demands of the 2nd
September General Strike. He also explained, how the Modi
government is implementing the dictates of the Indian and
multinational corporates in demolishing the Public Sector,
as well as in amending the Labour Laws of the country, in
the interest of the corporates. The comrades who attended
the meeting enthusiastically declared that they would take
every steps for the total success of the 2nd
September General Strike.
Extended Circle Executive Committee Meeting resolves to
successfully organise 2nd September General Strike.
The Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting of Haryana
circle is held at Gurgaon today. Apart from the district
secretaries and circle office bearers, Branch Secretaries
also attended it. The meeting is presided over by com.
Naresh Kumar, circle president. Com.M.S.Kadian, circle
secretary welcomed everyone. The meeting is addressed by
com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com.V.A.N.Namboodiri,Patron, com.
Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. Satbir Singh,
Secretary, CITU. The leaders elaborately spoke on the
charter of demands of the 2nd September General Strike.
They explained how the Narendra Modi government is taking
steps to kill the Public Sector and turn the workers into
slaves, by amending all the Labour Laws in favour of the
Corporates. District Secretaries participated in the
discussion and spoke on the issues. The meeting
unanimously decided to effectively organise the 2nd
September General Strike in Haryana circle.
with GM (Pers.)
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com. M.C. Balakrishna,
AGS met GM (Pers.), BSNL C.O., Shri D. Chakraborti on
yesterday, the 21st August, 2015 and discussed
of JAO candidates, who opted to answer questions in Hindi,
but answered the practical paper in English.
The leaders informed the GM (Pers.) that the issue was
discussed in the 30th meeting of the National Council and
it was replied by the Management that the issue will be
examined. Since, a good time has already passed, the
leaders demanded that the Management should take decision
in the matter without further delay.
for filling up of the vacant posts of Rajabasha Adhikari
in Maharashtra circle.
The GM (Rest.) assured to take necessary action in the
above matters at the earliest.
circle gears up to make the 2nd September General Strike a
Maharashtra circle conducted an effective meeting at Pune
yesterday the 20-08-2015, for organising the 2nd
September General Strike. It is organised by the JAC,
Maharashtra circle. Comrades participated in this meeting
from most of the SSAs of Maharashtra circle. Com.Ramesh
Ayare, CS, NFTE & President, JAC, presided over the
meeting. Com.Nagesh Nalavade, CS, BSNLEU &Convener, JAC
welcomed every one. The meeting was addressed by
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, Dr.Balachandra Kango,AITUC,
com.Ravindra Deshpande, BMS, John Verghese, AGS, BSNLEU,
K.S.Kulkarni, AGS, NFTE, com.Adasul, CS, SNEA and
M.S.Kamble, SEWA BSNL. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, explained the
efforts being taken by the Forum for the revival of BSNL
and also how the government is taking steps to kill BSNL,
like forming of the subsidiary Tower Company. He also
spoke at length, on the anti-worker amendments being
brought to the Labour Laws, by the Modi government. He
called upon the Maharashtra comrades not to leave any
stone unturned, to make the 2nd September General Strike a
of the meeting>>>
circle executive committee meeting decided to powerfully
organise the 2nd September General Strike.
The circle executive committee meeting of Gujarat circle
is being held at Ahmedabad today. Com. Deepak Trivedi,
circle president is presiding over the meeting. Com.
T.V.Gelani, circle secretary welcomed everyone. The house
paid it's respectful homage to com. A.M.Patil, the former
circle secretary. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, addressed the
meeting and explained about the necessity to successfully
organise the 2nd September General Strike. He
spoke in detail about charter of demands of the General
Strike. Thereafter, the meeting unanimously resolved to
successfully organise the General Strike in each and every
district of Gujarat circle.<<<
views of the meeting >>>
September General Strike preparatory massive meeting
held at Srinagar.
Very impressive meeting of
BSNLEU Srinagar, SSA was held at Srinagar on 20.08.2015.
Com.Bashir Ahmad Khan conducted the proceedings. Com.
Ghulam Qadir Dandroo Org. secretary, BSNLEU, welcomed the
participants and started the discussion. Com. Mir Nisar
Ahmad Circle Secretary while addressing the meeting called
upon the workers to make the strike call a grand success.
Com. Balbir Singh President, BSNLEU explained in details
the issues contained in the 12 point demand Charters of
the 11 Central trade unions. He also explained the
demands of Joint Forum contained in trade union action
notice submitted to the CMD BSNL. The formation of
subsidiary Tower Company was also explained. He criticised
the anti-public sector, anti-workers, pro private sector
and labour law amendments policies of the Modi Government.
He also criticised 100% disinvestment in defence and
railways. He also requested the Circle union to start Post
card campaign immediately. Circle Union leaders assured
that they will make the strike call a grand success and
will start post card campaign immediately. The mood
of the participants was very upbeat. Com. Tanvir Ahmed
Branch President Barmulla gave vote of thanks.<<<views
of the meeting>>>
to hold the meeting of the committee on new
scheme of Bonus/PLI based on Performance Management System
Office letter on
indication of Aadhaar Number in the Salary
Package Software/Service Books/Pension Papers of Government
Employees as per PMO direction.<<view
response from workers to join the 2nd September General
Leaders of BSNLEU are touring various circles and are
addressing mass meetings, to organise the 2nd
September General Strike. The response from workers in all
the circles is very encouraging. In the backdrop of the
decision of the Central Cabinet to form a Subsidiary Tower
Company, the ordinary workers feel that the General Strike
should become successful in BSNL, so that the Company can
be saved from the attacks of the government. Hence, CHQ
calls upon the circle, District secretaries and office
bearers at all levels to swing into action immediately.
Time available is very less. Approach each and every
Non-Executive and Executive and convince them to join the
General Strike and make it a grand success in BSNL.
has appealed to the Executive Associations to join the 2nd
September General Strike.
BSNLEU has made appeal to all the Executive Associations
to join the strike. BSNLEU has already discussed with the
leaders of the Executives Associations, about the
significance of joining the 2nd September General Strike.
Once again, com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, has sent appeal
to the leaders of the Executives Associations to join the
strike. The GS, BSNLEU, has stated in his message that it
will be very difficult to safeguard BSNL alone when the
entire Public Sector of the country is under attack from
the government, and that all should join the 2nd
September General Strike in order to protect BSNL.
leader met Director (HR) on 19.08.2015.
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU,
met Ms. Sujatha T. Ray, Director (HR), yesterday, the
19.08.2015 and discussed about the Kerala agitation and
Jamshedpur victimisations. The Dy.GS expressed the grave
concern of the Union, with regards to the ongoing struggle
in Kerala circle and also the non-settlement of
victimisations against BSNLEU members of Jamshedpur.
The Director(HR) replied that
with regards to the Kerala issue, the Director (CFA)
shri N.K. Gupta, is going to Thiruvananthapuram
on 20.08.2015 to resolve the issues by discussion with the
union leaders. As regards the Jamshedpur victimisations,
she stated that the needful action is being taken.
urged the Management to hold the 33rd National Council at
While discussing with the Director
(HR), yesterday, the 19.08.2015, Com. Swapan Chakraborty
urged the Director (HR), who is also the chairman of the
National Council, to hold the 33rd meeting of the National
Council at the earliest. The Director (HR) replied that
the meeting will be held in the 1st week of October, 2015.
meeting held at Visakhapatnam on 18.08.2015, to organise
the 2nd September General Strike.
A massive meeting was held at Visakhapatnam on 18.08.2015,
to organise the 2nd September General Strike. The meeting
was held in the GM office premises. More than 500 comrades
attended the meeting enthusiastically. Apart from the
comrades of Visakhapatnam, comrades from Srikakulam, East
Godavari and Vijayanagaram SSAs also attended the meeting.
Com.A.Chittibabu, DS, SNEA & President, Forum,
Visakhapatnam, presided over the meeting. The meeting was
addressed by com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, com.J.Sampathrao, AGS &
CS, AP Circle, com.Rajeswar Rao (CITU), com.Stalin (AITUC),
com.Latchi Raju, Convener, Forum, com.G.S.N.Raju, DS,
BSNLEU, com.Kondal Rao, DS, NFTE, com.Rama Rao, DS,
AIBSNLEA and com.Jayanand Rao, DS, SEWA BSNL. Apart from
this, com.A.B.K.Ramesh, DS, Vijayanagaram, com.Maheshwar
Rao, DS, East Godavari, com.Venkat Rao, DS, Srikakulam,
com.Govardhan Rao, Forum, Srikakulam and com.Venkat Rao,
DS, SEWA BSNL, Vijayanagaram were also present on the
dais. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, spoke at length on the
necessity for BSNL employees to join the strike. He also
elaborately explained the attacks being made on the trade
union rights and concessions being handed out to the
corporates. At the end of the meeting, the participants
told in one voice that they will enmasse join the 2nd
September General Strike.<<<views
of the meeting>>>
office inaugurated at Hyderabad.
The Andhra Pradesh Circle Union office of BSNLEU was
inaugurated at Hyderabad yesterday
the 19.08.2015. The new office is housed in the P&T
Officer's Quarters, Asman Mahal, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad.
Com.Mohan Reddy, CP, com.Taranath, ACS and a large number
of comrades participated in the inauguration of the new
office. Com.J.Sampathrao, AGS & CS, AP Circle, presided
over the inauguration. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, inaugurated
the office. All the comrades paid floral tributes to
of the inauguration>>>
Office letter on extension of gratuity to casual labourers -
details regarding engagement of casual labourers.<<view
Secretary addressed massive meeting held at Hyderabad.
BSNLEU, Andhra Pradesh Circle Union
conducted massive meeting at Hyderabad today, addressed by
com.P.Abhimanyu, GS. Com.J.Sampathrao, AGS & Circle
Secretary presided over the meeting. Com.Mohan Reddy,
circle president, welcomed every one. The meeting was
addressed by com. Chandrashekar Rao, CS, NFTE, com.Ravi
Kumar Reddy, ACS, SNEA and com. Sampath Kumar, CS, SNATTA.
Finally, com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, addressed the
meeting and explained the efforts being taken by the Forum
for the revival of BSNL. He explained how the formation of
the Subsidiary Tower Company would severely affect the
future of BSNL. Further, he explained the pro-corporate
policies of the Narendra Modi government and also spoke in
detail about the charter of demands of the Central Trade
Unions and the need to join the 2nd
September General Strike.
<<<views of the meeting>>>
S. B. Surve, District Secretary, BSNLEU, WTR, passed away.
is extremely saddened to inform that com. S.B. Surve,
District Secretary, BSNLEU, WTR, passed away. He has been
ailing for some time and has been admitted in a hospital
at Mumbai. Com. S. B. Surve has been simple in appearance,
but tireless in serving BSNL and BSNLEU. He has been of
immense help to all the BSNL employees who go to take
treatment in Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital at Mumbai. We
will be badly missing this humanitarian, for all the times
to come. BSNLEU dips it's banner and salutes com. S. B.
Surve. It also offers its condolences to his family
members, relatives and friends.
Office letter on allocation of funds to BSNL
Circle Sports & Cultural Boards for the year 2015-16.<<view
body meeting of BSNLEU Jammu and Udhampur for preparations
of September 2nd Strike.<<click
Office letter on mid-term review of availability of SIM
cards in all telecom circles for remaining period of FY
Committee meeting to be held on 31.08.2015.
The next meeting of the Joint Committee, for finalising
the new PLI formula will be held on 31.08.2015.
urged to hold the next meeting of the National Council
The Staff Side of the National Council has already
submitted items for the next meeting of the National
Council. Com.P.Abhimanyu, Secretary, Staff Side, spoke to
shri Shameem Akhtar, Sr.GM (SR), today, and urged him to
expeditiously hold the next meeting of the National
Pradesh Circle is holding preparatory meetings for the 2nd
September General Strike.
Andhra Pradesh Circle Union of BSNLEU is gearing up
it's preparations for successfully conducting the 2nd
September General Strike. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, is touring
the AP circle for two days, starting today. A massive
meeting is being held Visakhapatnam today, which will be
addressed by com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, and com.J.Sampathrao, AGS
& CS, AP Circle. Similarly, a meeting is being organised at
Hyderabad tomorrow, which will be addressed by
com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.J.Sampathrao, AGS & CS, AP
of Presidential Orders in respect of TSMs, who were directly
promoted as Telecom Mechanics.
The issue of issuing Presidential Orders to those TSMs,
who were directly promoted as Telecom Mechanics after
01-10-2000, was discussed in the last National Council
meeting. The Management agreed to forward such cases to the
DoT, for issuing of necessary Presidential Orders. In this
regard, the Corporate Office has written to all the CGMs,
calling for the details of the officials, who were conferred
with Temporary Status prior to 01-10-2000, and who were
subsequently promoted directly as Telecom Mechanics. It is
extremely disturbing to note that, only two circles, viz.,
MP and WTP have so far sent the requisite details to the
Corporate Office. CHQ has already requested all the circle
secretaries to ensure that these details are forwarded to
the Corporate Office without delay. Despite this, only two
circles have so far sent the details. CHQ once again
requests all the remaining circle secretaries to immediately
take up the issue with their respective CGMs and arrange to
send the details to the Corporate Office without further
takers for the voluntary disclosure of black money scheme.
The Narendra Modi government came to power, vowing to
bring back the lakhs of cores of rupees of black money,
stashed in foreign banks. Before the last Parliament
elections, the BJP severely criticised the then UPA
government for doing nothing in this regard. What the
Narendra Modi government did, after coming to power, is a
big question mark. His government announced a voluntary
disclosure scheme to the black money holders and also
offered immunity to them. But, there is no takers for this
scheme. As per today's Times of India report, only Rs 70
to 80 crores has so far been disclosed under the voluntary
in respect of implementation
of policy guidelines issued by BSNL Corporate Office
in respect of PA/PS of BSNL field units.<<click
for 2nd September General Strike.
A poster is being printed jointly by the unions and
associations, which are taking part in the 2nd
September General Strike. The poster will be despatched
to the district unions directly within a day or two.
Meanwhile, a format of the poster is uploaded on CHQ
website, so that those who want can get extra copies
with GM (Estt.).
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.)
yesterday, the 17th
of the decision of the National Council – Allowing
one more chance to Draughtsman to appear JTO (C) exam and
insist for early implementation of the National Council
decision since it is already delayed. The GM (Estt.)
assured to take prompt action in the matter.
of Presidential Orders to the TSMs who were promoted as
The Dy.GS pointed out that this is also discussed
in the National Council and the Management has assured to
take up the issue with the DoT. The GM (Estt.) informed
that the Management has asked report from the circles
but so far circles have so far not submitted the report.
She requested the union to see that the circles are
sending report at the earliest.
Secretary addressed mass meeting at Coimbatore, on 2nd
September General Strike.
The Coimbatore district union organised a mass meeting at
Coimbatore on 14-08-2015, to organise the 2nd
September General Strike. Com.C.Rajendran, district
secretary welcomed every one. The meeting was addressed by
com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, com . S.Chellappa, AGS and circle
president, Com.Babu Radhakrishnan, CS and other circle
office bearers. A large number of comrades attended the
<<<Views of the
Secretary addressed Circle Executive Committee meeting of
BSNLEU being held at Gulbarga.
The Circle Executive Committee meeting of
Karnataka is being held at Gulbarga on 16th
and 17th August, 2015.
Com. B.P.Narayan, circle president is presiding over
meeting. The meeting is deliberating ways and means to make
September General Strike successful in Karnataka circle.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and explained the
pro-corporate and anti-worker measures being taken by the
Narendra Modi government. He also explained in detail, the
pro-employer amendments being brought by the government to
the Labour Laws of the country. Com.C.K.Gundanna, CS,
addressed the meeting and explained the steps being taken by
the circle union, to organise the strike. The meeting
unanimously resolved to make the 2nd
September General Strike successful in Karnataka circle.<<<view
and SNEA(I) leaders met CMD, BSNL on Kerala issue.
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, com. A.P. Dhaiya,
AGS, SNEA(I) and com. Khan, senior leader of SNEA(I) in
Corporate Office met CMD BSNL, Shri Anupam Shrivastava
today, the 14th August, 2015 and strongly argued for
implementation of agreed issues of Kerala circle, viz.,
CGM posting, to withdraw victimisation against leaders of
both BSNLEU and SNEA(I) in Kerala and wages issues of
Contract Workers. The CMD BSNL informed that Director
(CFA), shri N.K. Gupta is being sent to Kerala in next
week for settlement of these issues in consultation with
Union / Association and the circle administration of
Kerala. Meanwhile, Shri R.M. Subbaiah, Sr.GM has been
ordered today by the Corporate Office to look after the
of Presidential orders to TSMs, who were regularised in BSNL
- Corporate Office issued orders for 36 leftout cases of MP
for 2nd September, 2015, General Strike served to
Nadu circle union conducting Extended Executive Committee
meeting to organise 2nd September General Strike.
The Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting of Tamil
Nadu circle is taking place in Coimbatore today. This
meeting has been specially convened for organising the 2nd
September General Strike. Com.S.Chellappa, is presiding
over the meeting. Com.Babu Radhakrishnan, Circle
Secretary, welcomed every one. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS,
addressed the meeting and spoke on the background and
demands of the General Strike. He also explained the
improvements that have come at the All India level, due to
the introduction of the Night Free Call and Free Roaming,
as well as the campaign being conducted by the Forum to
popularise these schemes. Apart from the circle executive
committee members, all the branch secretaries in the
circle are also participating in this meeting. A massive
open meeting will be held in the evening, in the
telephone exchange premises today.<<<view
from BSNLEU for the forthcoming 33rd
meeting of the National Council.<<<view
between the Forum and CMD BSNL.
A meeting between the Forum leaders and the CMD BSNL was
held yesterday, to discuss the developmental issues.
Together with the CMD BSNL, Ms.Sujatha Ray, Director (HR)
and other senior officers were available. From the Forum,
General Secretary/ representative of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA,
AIBSNLEA, BTEU, SEWA BSNL, AIGETOA, SNATTA, BSNL MS, TEPU,
AIBSNLOA, BTU and BSNL OA participated in the meeting.
At the outset of the meeting, com.P.Abhimanyu, Convener,
Forum, drew the attention of the CMD BSNL to the following
1) The entire BSNL employees are severely opposed to the
formation of a Subsidiary Tower Company and the forum will
launch struggle against it.
2) News has appeared in the media that, the government is
considering implementation of VRS in BSNL. Employees will
not allow any VRS in BSNL.
3) The decision of the Management Committee to outsource the
provisioning and maintenance of wired line broadband
services in some circles is not acceptable and it would be
4) CMD BSNL has already assured to hold a meeting with the
Forum, on the HR plan. But the same has not been
conducted so far.
the CMD BSNL told that the introduction of the 'Night Free
Call' and the 'Free roaming' schemes have brought very good
results. As a result of these, for the first time BSNL has
become positive in MNP and the surrendering of landlines has
considerably reduced, he said. The CMD BSNL further stated
that BSNL would soon implement intra - circle roaming
arrangement with major private operators which would solve
BSNL's mobile network problems. He requested the cooperation
of all the unions and associations to bring in more and more
mobile and landline customers, so that BSNL will become
VRS in BSNL
Responding to the concern expressed by the Forum, about the
implementation of VRS in BSNL, both the CMD BSNL and the
Director ( HR ) emphatically told the Forum leaders in
yesterday's meeting that, BSNL Management has no proposal to
introduce any VRS. This is mainly because, the government is
not prepared to give any money to BSNL, for implementing VRS,
- Circle Roaming arrangement with major private operators.
BSNL is going to implement Intra Circle Roaming (ICR)
arrangements with major private operators soon. This was
told by the CMD BSNL in yesterday's meeting. Through the ICR
arrangement, BSNL cusomers will be catered by the towers of
other private operators, in areas where BSNL is not having
towers. This arrangement will be done on a 'revenue sharing'
basis, and it will once for all solve the signal problems of
BSNL cusomers. Initially, private operators like Airtel,
Vodafone, etc., did not show any interest to BSNL's proposal
for ICR. However, the entry of Reliance Jio has compelled
these operators now to come forward to have ICR with BSNL.
They have already written to CMD BSNL in this regard.
(HR ) will hold discussion with Forum on the HR plan.
BSNL Board has already accepted the recommendations of the
Deloittee Committee, with regards to the HR issues. The
entire Unions and associations are opposed to the
recommendations of the Deloittee Committee, since it aims at
rendering a large number of employees surplus. When the
issue was discussed with the CMD BSNL previously, he agreed
to hold discussion with the Forum, in this regard. However,
the same has not taken place. When this issue was raised in
yesterday's meeting that this issue would be discussed soon
with the Forum, by the Director ( HR ).
meeting of the Forum will discuss the future struggle
programme against the Subsidiary Tower Company.
A brief meeting of the Forum took place after yesterday's
discussion with the CMD BSNL. All the leaders who
participated in the meeting expressed their grave concern
about the decision of the Cabinet to form a Subsidiary Tower
Company(STC). Similarly, all the leaders agreed that in the
beginning itself the government will definitely induct a
private company as a 'Strategic Partner' in the proposed STC.
In that case the strategic partner will also have share in
the management right from the beginning. As a result
the decisions of the new STC will not be in the interest of
BSNL from the beginning itself. This will further affect the
financial viability of BSNL. Hence, it is decided by all the
leaders that at any cost we should not allow the government
to form the STC. Similarly, all agreed that struggle is the
only option to stop the formation of the STC. It is decided
by all that next meeting of the Forum will be held
on 31-08-2015 to finalise our struggle programme to stop the
on outsourcing of the provisioning and maintenance of wired
line broadband service.<<click
comrades!! Massive demonstrations conducted throughout the
country against formation of a Subsidiary Tower Company.
As per the call of the Forum, massive demonstrations were
conducted in all the circles, against the decision of the
Narendra Modi government, in favour of forming a
Subsidiary Tower Company, and transferring BSNL’s 65,000
towers to that company. CHQ heartily congratulates all the
comrades for this extremely good response, and that too at
a very short notice. The Forum meeting will take place
soon to decide further course of action on this issue.<<view
Court stays Dayanidhi Maran’s arrest.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court stayed former Telecom
Minister, Dayanidhi Maran’s arrest till September, 14th,
in the illegal installation of a 300 line Telephone
Exchange at the Minister’s residence. The Court asked the
CBI why Maran was not arrested earlier even though the FIR
against him was filed in the year 2013? The Court also
questioned the CBI, why the officers involved in the
installation of illegal exchange were not arrested? While
not denying that Dayanidhi Maran had misused his power,
the Court observed that it was not the kind of corruption
which required arrest. The Court also wanted the CBI that
there should not be any political vendetta.
meeting with CMD BSNL today.
The Forum is meeting CMD BSNL today, to discuss the
developmental activities of BSNL. The meeting is being
arranged as per the request of the Forum. Issues like
formation of Subsidiary Tower Company, BSNL’s HR policy,
Merger of BSNL MTNL, VRS, etc., will be raised by the
with Management on outsourcing of broadband works being held
A meeting between the JAC and the Management is taking
place today, on the issue of outsourcing of broadband
works. Even though, it was BSNLEU which has taken up this
issue with the Management, it has invited all the Unions
of Non-Executives also for today’s meeting.
approved spectrum sharing.
The government has taken the important decision to allow
spectrum sharing by Telecom Operators. However, spectrum
sharing would be allowed only between two operators in one
service area, where both the operators have spectrum in
the same band – 2G, 3G or 4G. The government also has
decided not to allow spectrum leasing. Also for the time
being, the government has not decided to allow spectrum
drops increase by 7 fold, during the period from January to
As per the report of the TRAI call drops has increased by
7 folds in 2G networks. It has also reported that quality
of 3G service declined by 65% during this period. As per
TRAI norms, call drops should not be more than 3% even in
the worst case. In the 3G network, call drop was 15.96%
during this period. The TRAI report says BSNL has not
complied with the TRAI norms in five circles on 2G network
and in four circles on 3G network. Earlier, the Telecom
Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad has told the Parliament
that, out of the 647 complaints received by TRAI in the
month of June, maximum complaints are from the customers
government on fast track to kill the Public Sector – Another
10% disinvestment in Coal India Ltd.
The Narendra Modi government is moving on a fast track to
demolish the Public Sector of the country. It has taken
decision to sell another 10% shares in the prestigious
Coal India Ltd. (CIL). Even though, disinvestment started
in CIL only in 2013, the government of India is currently
holding only 78.65% shares in the CIL. Whether, the
Congress government or the BJP government, they keep on
saying that, Public Sector would not be privatised. But,
if disinvestment continues at this rate all the Public
Sector Companies, would be privatised within a few years.
The remaining shares are already sold. If another 10% is
sold, government shares will go down to 68.65%.
Private Telecom Companies approach BSNL for intra circle
Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have approached BSNL for having
intra circle roaming (ICR) arrangement. If ICR is put in
place, the customer of one company will automatically
latch on to the network of the other company, when the
signal strength is weak.
Office writes to all circles calling for figures with
regards to anomalies.
BSNLEU is seriously insisting the BSNL Management to
settle the anomalies issue without further delay.
Recently, the DoT has told that BSNL itself could take a
decision on this issue. Thereafter, BSNLEU has met the GM
(Estt.), several times and has insisted that the issue
should be settled by BSNL itself, without once again
referring it to the DoT. As a result of this, Corporate
Office has written to all the CGM’s to furnish figures, so
that the case can be processed further. All Circle
Secretaries are requested to immediately take steps, so
that, the requisite figures are immediately sent to the
Corporate Office from each and every circle.<<view
Office instructions on indication of Aadhar Number in the
salary package software / service books / pension papers of
Office letter on introduction of On-Net free Nigh Calling
facility to post-paid CDMA Fixed / Limited customers.<<view
lunch hour demonstration conducted in BSNL Corporate Office
opposing formation of Subsidiary Tower Company.
As per the call of the Forum, a powerful lunch hour
demonstration was conducted in the BSNL Corporate Office
today. Employees of the Corporate Office, as well as NTR,
participated in the meeting in a large number. The meeting
that ensued, was presided over by com. Chandeswar Singh,
President, Forum. Leaders of all the Unions including com.
P. Abhimanyu, Convener, Forum, com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA,
com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, addressed the meeting and
exposed the ill motives of the government, to weaken BSNL
by hiving off it’s towers to the Subsidiary Tower Company.
demonstrations throughout the country today against
formation of Subsidiary Tower Company.
Protest demonstrations are taking place throughout the
country today, as per the call of the Forum, against the
decision of the Cabinet for forming a Subsidiary Tower
Company, by separating all the 65,000 mobile towers from
BSNL. Conduct the demonstrations very effectively and send
reports and photos to the CHQ.
items for the next National Council meeting.
Next meeting of the National Council has become due, and
the Staff Side has to submit items. Staff Side members of
BSNLEU, Circle Secretaries and CHQ Office-bearers are
requested to kindly send items if any to the CHQ
immediately. The same will be submitted to the Management
within 2 / 3 days.
and SNEA Kerala circle resume struggle.
BSNLEU and SNEA circle unions of Kerala have started
Non-Cooperation from today. This is because, Management
has gone back from it’s assurances, in respect of
settlement of victimizations and revision of contract
workers wages. CHQ congratulates the Kerala comrades.
Management will be solely responsible for disruption of
services if any, in the circle.
with Management on the issue of outsourcing of broadband
The JAC has already strongly opposed the decision of the
Management Committee to outsource the provisioning and
maintenance of wired line broadband in Chennai, Hyderabad,
Pune, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Rajasthan circle, Meerut, Noida,
Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad. In this regard, the next
round of discussion between the JAC and the Management
will be held in Room No. 120 of the Corporate Office, at
High Court grants anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad and
The Bombay High Court has granted anticipatory bail to
Teesta Setalvad and her husband. Modi government is
frantically trying get Teesta Setalvad arrested by the
CBI, obviously because, she is the person who exposed the
cold blooded murders that took place in the Gujarat riots.
The Bombay High Court has told the CBI (read Modi
government) that citizens should not be victimized if they
talk against the government.
Indian becomes the CEO of a multi national giant.
Sunder Pichai, born and brought up in Chennai, and who
graduated in IIT, Kharagpur, has become the New Chief of
Google. Sunder Pichai, 43, did his MS and MBA in the US.
Prior to this, another Indian, Satya Nadella has become
the CEO of Microsoft.
landlines of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi disrupted.
The MTNL landline residential connections of Prime
Minister, Narendra Modi, functioning at No.7, Race Course
Road, are disrupted. This disruption has been caused due
to the damaging of cables due to road digging. It is a
fact that BSNL’s optic fibre and copper cables are being
damaged in a large scale due to road digging. This is one
of the factor affecting BSNL’s quality of service. Now,
the road digging has damaged the cable of the connections
working in Prime Minister’s residence itself. Wonderful !
Leave may be raised to 24 weeks.
At present, maternity Leave is available to the women
employees for a period of 12 weeks. Government is
contemplating to increase this to 24 weeks. This
information was given by Labour Minister, Bandaru
Dattatreya, in a written reply given in the Lok Sabha.
decides to join the 2nd September, General
The 2 day meeting of the Circle Secretaries of NFTE, held
at New Delhi on 10th
& 11th August, has
unanimously decided to join the 2nd
September, General Strike. BSNLEU heartily congratulates
NFTE for taking this positive decision.
to the Tamil Nadu comrades - Corporate Office issued letter
to CGM, Tamil Nadu, to declare JTO LICE results based on
Results of the JTO LICE conducted in June,2013 were
not declared in Tamil Nadu circle for long, due to court
case. Meanwhile, it was found out that the vacancies for the
said exam were not calculated as per the existing orders.
This issue was taken up with the CGM, Tamil Nadu, by BSNLEU
and SNATTA. Finally, the matter was referred to the
Corporate Office. BSNLEU actively took up this issue with
the Corporate Office and got a letter issued to the CGM,
Tamil Nadu circle, for recalculation of the vacancies, based
on the orders already circulated by the Corporate Office.
Accordingly, vacancies were recalculated by the CGM,
Tamil Nadu, and was again sent for the approval of the
Corporate Office. BSNLEU again insisted upon the Corporate
Office to issue the clearance. Finally, Corporatre Office
issued letter to the CGM, Tamil Nadu, to declare the
results, based on the recalculated vacancies. With this, an
injustice meted out to the Direct Recruited TTAs of Tamil
Nadu circle has been undone. BSNLEU heartily congratulates
protest demonstrations against decision of the Cabinet for
formation of Subsidiary Tower Company.
Forum has already given call to hold protest
demonstrations throughout the country tomorrow the
12.08.2015, against the decision of the Cabinet to form a
Subsidiary Tower Company. Circle and District Secretaries
are requested to coordinate with the other Unions and
Associations and to organise powerful demonstrations.
Reports and photos may be sent to CHQ.
Shri Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India on
requesting to reconsider the decision of the Cabinet
to form BSNL’s Subsidiary Tower Company.<<view
to extend the benefit of EPF coverage for pre-induction
training period also.
Based on the judgement of the Hon’ble CAT, Madras, and
also the Hon’ble High Court, Madras, EPF benefit should be
extended to the pre-induction training period also, in
respect of BSNL recruited employees. Corporate Office has
issued letter to all the CGM’s to calculate the EPF amount
for the pre-induction training period, and also remit it
to the respective EPF offices.<<view
BSNL to hold additional charge as Director (Finance) for a
further period of three months.
Government has decided that shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD
BSNL will hold the additional charge of as Director
(Finance) also, for a further period of three months.<<click
wide post card campaign started today.
The Forum has decided to conduct a post
card campaign from 10th August 2015 to 22nd
August, 2015. This campaign has started throughout the
country today. 2.25 lakh post cards will be sent to the
Hon’ble Minister of Communications, Shri Ravi Shankar
Prasad, demanding immediate steps for the revival of BSNL.
CHQ requests all the Circle and District Secretaries to
play the leading role in co-ordinating with all the Unions
and Associations of BSNL, and ensure that one post card is
sent from each and every BSNL employee.
of broadband activities- details to be sent to the CHQ.
the website updating dated 27.07.2015, has already brought
to the notice of the concerned Circle and District
Secretaries that, BSNL Management has decided to outsource
the provisioning and maintenance of wired line broadband
services in the following cities.
6) Pune & Nagpur.
7) Gurgaon & Faridabad.
8) Meerut, Noida and
In this regard
CHQ has called for the following informations:-
number of broadband connections in these cities.
number of telecom mechanics and TTAs available in these
cities, and whether any shortage of staff is there in
connection fault rate, revenue from broadband and all
other details connected with broadband service.
It is regrettable to note
that except from Bangalore, CHQ has not received any
information in respect of other cities. Since, meeting
with the Management on the outsourcing of wired line
broadband service is taking place on 13.08.2015, the
concerned circle / district secretaries are requested to
immediately send the requisite data to the CHQ.
two day circle conference of BSNLEU, Madhya Pradesh started
at Bhopal today.
The two day circle conference of BSNLEU, Madhya Pradesh
circle, started at Bhopal today. A large number of
delegates are attending the Conference. Com.P.Abhimanyu,
GS, hoisted the Union red flag. Com.H.S Takur, circle
secretary, welcomed every one. Com.B.S.Raguvansi, circle
president is presiding over the Conference. The Conference
was inaugurated by com. Abhimanyu, GS. 8th
August being the 2nd death anniversary of com.S.R.Nayak,
com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, recollected the contributions and
sacrifices of com.S.R.Nayak and paid glowing tributes to
him. The General Secretary, further
severely criticised the pro-corporate and anti-worker
policies of the government, and appealed to the BSNL
workers to enmasse join the 2nd
Strike. After the inaugural address, com.H.S Takur, CS,
presented the report on activities. The Treasurer
submitted the audited accounts. Thereafter, the delegates
started their deliberations. An open session will take
place at 17:00 hrs.<<view
the 2nd September General Strike
circular no.5 dated 07.08.2015.<<view
writes to CMD BSNL on holding of demonstrations on
12.08.2015, protesting the decision for formation of a
Subsidiary Tower Company.<<view
victory to the struggle conducted by the Kerala comrades -
M.S.S.Rao, CGM, transferred from Kerala.
CHQ is extremely glad to inform all that, the Kerala
struggle has come to a successful conclusion. The arrogant
M.S.S.Rao,CGM, Kerala, has been transferred.
Shri.N.K.Gupta, Director (CFA), as well as the in-charge
of the southern circles, informed this to Com.P.Abhimanyu
over phone. He also told that M.S.S.Rao has been told to
immediately hand over the charge to shri Subbaiah. Since
the next place of posting of M.S.S.Rao is not yet decided
by the Corporate Office, he has been directed to go on
leave for three weeks. All the victimisations imposed by
M.S.S.Rao are withdrawn. As regards the wage increase
demand of the contract workers, an interim wage increase
of Rs.100/- is granted.
A committee will be constituted to decide their
demand. This is also a great victory for the unity of the
working class. BSNLEU and SNEA unitedy took on the mighty
M.S.S.Rao, and have shunted him out of Kerala. CHQ
heartily thanks shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, shri
N.K.Gupta, Director (CFA) and all the officers of the
Corporate Office who took a very positive stand on this
issue and helped to resolve the problem.
CHQ heartily congratulates and conveys it's
revolutionary greetings to all the comrades of Kerala, for
their heroic struggle against injustice.
Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, addressed the Circle Executive
Committee meeting of BSNLEU, Chhattisgarh Circle.<<click
Balbir Singh, All India President, addressed the Circle
Executive Committee meeting of Punjab circle.<<view
post card campaign, demanding revival of BSNL.
2.25 lakh post cards to be sent to the Hon’ble Minister of
Communications and IT.
In the Forum meeting held on 26.06.2015, it has been decided
to conduct a massive “post card campaign” in the month of
August. It is also decided that this campaign is to be
conducted from 10th to
2015. The decision of the Forum is that one post card
should go from each of the 2.25 lakh BSNL employees, to
the Hon’ble Minister of Communications, demanding
immediate steps for the revival of BSNL. The text of the
post card shall be as follows:-
“Hon’ble Minister of Communications & IT is requested to
immediately settle the demands submitted by the Forum, for
the revival of BSNL.”
The post card should be signed by the individual employee,
with his name, designation and the name of the SSA. If the
task of sending the post cards is left to the individual
employees, everyone may not send the post card. Hence, it
is decided that the Forum at the circle and SSA levels
should undertake the responsibility of purchasing the post
cards in bulk, get the matter written on the post cards,
obtain the signatures of the employees, and finally post
the post cards. Let us arrange to send one post card from
each of the 2.25 lakh BSNL employees. Let us make the
Minister and the government to understand the
determination of the BSNL employees to revive BSNL.
Address of the Minister:
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad,
Minister of Communications
Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka
New Delhi 110001
settlement of Anomalies issue demanded.
BSNLEU is continuously pressurising the BSNL Management to
settle the Anomalies issue without further delay. Com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS, once again discussed this issue with Ms.
Madhu Arora, GM (EStt.) yesterday, and expressed the grave
concern of the Union on the inordinate delay in the
settlement of Anomalies that arose in the First Wage
Revision. The GS pointed out that the DoT has already
informed that BSNL itself could take a decision on this
issue, and expressed his unhappiness that the BSNL
Management is delaying taking a decision. He urged that
the BSNL Management should take decision without further
one advance increment to all the left out Non-Executives
appointed between 01.01.2007 and 07.05.2010.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.),
yesterday, and insisted immediate settlement of this
issue. While welcoming the BSNL Management’s decision to
grant one advance increment to the TTAs, to compensate
their wage loss, the GS expressed the extreme unhappiness
of the Union that this one advance increment is not
granted to all other Non-Executives who were appointed
between 01.01.2007 and 07.05.2010. The GS pointed out that
this is a blatant discrimination and demanded that one
extra increment should immediately be granted to all the
Non-Executives appointed between 01.01.2007 and
07.05.2010. The GM (Estt.) assured that this matter would
be seriously looked into.
of the qualified and trained Regular Mazdoors of Chennai
BSNLEU has already written to the Director (HR), demanding
that the qualified and trained Regular Mazdoors of Chennai
circle should immediately be promoted as Telecom
Mechanics, utilising the Telecom Mechanic vacancies
existing in that circle. This issue was discussed by com.
P. Abhimanyu, GS, with Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.),
yesterday. The GM (Estt.) responded positively and assured
that the needful would be done, if a proposal comes from
the CGM Chennai circle on the issue.
up of the backlog vacancies in the category of sports
BSNLEU has been taking up the demand of filling up all the
backlog vacancies in the category of sports persons. This
issue was raised by com. John Varghese, BSNLEU’s
representative in the 10th meeting of the
Sports and Cultural Board, held on 10.12.2014. In that
meeting Management Side assured that appropriate action
would be taken. In continuation of this, Corporate Office
has written to all the circles, calling for the details of
the backlog vacancies, in the category of sports persons,
in each and every circle. This information should be sent
to the Corporate Office by 24.08.2015. Circle secretaries
are requested to take up this issue with their respective
CGM’s and arrange to send the details to the Corporate
Office within the stipulated date.<<view
of designation of the cadre of Sr.TOA - Com.P.Abhimanyu,
Convener, JAC, held discussion with the Management Side
members of the Designations Committee.
A view has been expressed by the Sr. TOAs below NE11 pay
scale that, their designation has been some what downgraded.
Keeping this in view, and also after consultation with
com.Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, the issue was today
discussed by Com.P.Abhimanyu, Convener, JAC, with
the two Management Side members in the Designations
Committee, shri Shameem Akhtar, Sr.GM (SR) and Ms.Madhu
Arora, GM (Estt.). The Convener, JAC, demanded that some
change needs to be considered, in respect of the new
designation of the Sr.TOAs below NE 11 pay scale. Both the
officers expressed the view that, a limited change may be
considered, but major deviation was not acceptable.
However, they also informed that, the proposals for the
new designations have already been sent for the approval
of the Management Committee. Hence, the matter would be
further discussed with the Director
Secretaries of BSNLEU and SNEA meet CMD BSNL on the Kerala
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and com. K. Sebastin, GS,
SNEA met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL and had a very
elaborate discussion with regards to the ongoing struggle
in Kerala circle. Both the leaders demanded the immediate
shifting of M.S.S.Rao, CGM, Kerala. They categorically
told the CMD BSNL that nothing short of the shifting of
M.S.S.Rao will improve the situation in Kerala circle.
They also requested him to take necessary action before
the situation goes out of hand in the circle. The CMD BSNL
assured that the needful would be done.
calls upon employees to hold protest demonstrations on
12.08.2015, opposing formation of a Subsidiary Tower
Opposing the decision of
the Central Cabinet for the formation of a Subsidiary
Tower Company, the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations
has called upon the employees to conduct powerful
demonstrations on 12.08.2015. CHQ calls upon the circle
and district secretaries to coordinate with the other
constituents of the Forum and arrange to conduct
successful demonstrations on 12.08.2015. Reports and
photos may be sent to CHQ promptly.
of one extra increment – BSNLEU once again writes to the
Director (HR) to end the discrimination.
One extra increment, granted by the BSNL Management, to
the TTAs appointed on or after 01.01.2007 and upto
07.05.2010, has been denied to the other Non-Executives
appointed during the same period. BSNLEU has already taken
up with the Corporate Office, demanding to end this
discrimination. Once again BSNLEU has written to the
Director (HR) to immediately intervene in this matter.<<view
Office letter on extension of incoming facility on DNP
landline numbers on PAN India basis
to popularise recently introduced unlimited free night
calling and bringing back DNP customers.<<click
condoles the victims killed in the train accident.
people are killed and many are injured in two accidents,
that have taken place in Madhya Pradesh yesterday. The
Kamayani Express and the Janata Express are involved in
these accidents. BSNLEU condoles the death of the
passengers killed in the accident and also conveys heart
felt condolences to the families of the victims.
Cabinet approves formation of a separate Subsidiary Tower
The Central Cabinet has decided in it’s meeting held
yesterday the 05.08.2015, to give approval for formation
of a separate Subsidiary Tower Company in BSNL. It means
the nearly 65,000 towers of BSNL will be taken away from
BSNL, and they would be handed over to another separate
Company. Right from the beginning, the Forum and BSNLEU
have strongly opposed the formation of separate tower
company. Now, the decision of the Central Cabinet is not
acceptable to us. Together with Forum, BSNLEU will conduct
protest action against this decision of the Narendra Modi
we are seeing in the picture is, Madam Sonia Gandhi is
furiously raising slogans, together
with her colleagues out side the Parliament. She is
leading a protest demonstration of the Congress Party,
against the decision of the Lok Sabha Speaker,
of suspending 25 Congress Party MPs from the proceedings
of the Lok Sabha. It is really interesting to see that
Madam Sonia Gandhi, under whose leadership the country was
ruled from 2004 to 2014, herself has jumped into the
maidan, to lead the demonstration. Madam Sonia Gandhi is
undoubtedly exercising her democratic right to protest an
injustice. In the same way, the working class also has the
right to protest against injustice. Narendra Modi
government has decided to amend the Labour Laws,
to take away the right of the working class to go on
strike. The stand of the Congress Party, on this issue, is
not different from that of the BJP. Whether it is Madam
Sonia Gandhi, or Saheb Narendra Modi, they should
recognise that, to go on strike,
is the inalienable right of the working class.
government wants to give only “pie-nuts” to BSNL.
In the Cabinet meeting held yesterday the 06.08.2015, the
Narendra Modi government has magnanimously decided to give
financial support to BSNL. You know how much? Rs.169.16
crore. We learn that this amount is towards the
payment of the BWA spectrum, surrendered to the government
by BSNL 4 years ago. Still, an amount of Rs.4,700 crore
is due from the government, to BSNL, as the repayment
amount for the BWA spectrum that was surrendered by BSNL.
But only Rs.169.16 crore is going to be paid,
instead of Rs.4,700 crore. This is how, the
Narendra Modi government wants to help for the revival of
BSNL. It must be remembered that Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad,
Hon’ble MoC, has been announcing for the past one and half
years that, his government would provide infrastructure
support for the revival of BSNL. Is it an empty slogan?
officers of the Corporate Office held talks with leaders of
BSNLEU and SNEA on Kerala struggle.
Based on the letter jointly given by BSNLEU and
SNEA, a team of senior officers of the Corporate Office,
including shri A.K.Jain, CGM, NC NGN and shri Shameem Akhtar,
Sr.GM (SR), deputed by the CMD BSNL, held talks with the
leaders of BSNLEU and SNEA today, on the ongoing struggle in
Kerala circle. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com. K. Sebastin,
GS, SNEA and com.Wankhade, AGS, SNEA, participated in the
talks. The leaders strongly demanded the immediate
settlement of the victimisations as well as settlement of
the demands of the contract workers. The officers heard the
views of the leaders and told that they would report the
matter to the CMD BSNL.
(HR) urged to take settle the Jamshedpur victimisations
without further delay.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, met Ms.Sujatha Ray, Director
(HR) and demanded implementation of the assurance given,
in respect of the settlement of the victimisations in
Jamshedpur SSA. The Director (HR) replied that due action
is being taken.
of applications for new connections on account of
“Non-Feasibility” – Circle and District Secretaries to note
Forum has already given call to conduct campaign for
increasing BSNL’s landline connections, utilising the
Night Free Call scheme. CHQ has received reports from many
circles that new landline connections are not being given
on account of “Non-Feasibility”. Since there is very good
response from the public for the Night Free Call scheme,
all efforts should be taken to ensure that no application
for new connection is rejected on account of
“Non-Feasibility”. This issue has been seriously discussed
by the Core-Committee of the Forum with the CMD BSNL and
Director (CFA) in the review meeting held on 24.07.2015.
Based on this, Corporate Office has issued instruction to
all the CGM’s vide letter no.GM(PP/S&M)Meeting/2015 dated
28.07.2015, that the SSA Heads should personally look into
the cases of “Non-Feasibility”, before it is disposed.
Hence, Circle and District Secretaries are requested to
look into this matter to ensure that applications are not
rejected in a casual manner. Similarly, our District
Secretaries should ensure that new cables are laid in
upcoming colonies/nagars, so that new connections can be
given whenever they are applied for.
of stores and materials for expansion of landline services.
CHQ is receiving complaints from many circles that
adequate drop wire, cable, clip instruments, etc., are not
sufficiently available to give new connections and also
for line and cable maintenance. The matter also has been
seriously discussed by the Forum with the CMD BSNL and
Director (CFA). As regards shortage of the above stated
stores and materials, Circle and District Secretaries are
requested to seriously intervene. If any material is in
short supply, the concerned Circle/District Secretary is
requested to inform the same to the CHQ promptly. While
informing so, the Circle/District Secretary should clearly
inform the CHQ, the quantity of each item of the
stores/material required, so that the matter can be taken
up by the CHQ/Forum at the level of Director (CFA).
government gives up “pro-corporate” and “anti-farmer”
amendments to the Land Acquisition Act 2013.
It is a very big victory to the democratic forces of the
country that, the Narendra Modi government has been forced
to give up it’s “pro-corporate” and “anti-farmer”
amendments to the Land Acquisition Act that has been
passed by the earlier UPA government in 2013. Very
importantly, it is a great victory to the farmers that the
efforts of the Modi government to bring in a provision in
the Land Acquisition Act 2013, which would have
empowered the government to grab lands without the consent
of the farmers, have been defeated.
Q1 net profit increases by 40%.
It is reported that the net profit of Airtel, for the
first quarter of 2015(April to June) is Rs.1,554 crore.
The net profit of Airtel during the corresponding period
of last year was Rs.1,108 crore. Thus, the first quarter
net profit has increased by 40%. It is important to
recollect here, how Kapil Sibal, the Communications
Minister in the Congress led UPA government was feeling
pity for the private telecom companies. He was complaining
that the profits of private telecom companies have greatly
reduced and their debt burden has sizeably increased. The
huge jump in Airtel’s net profit only shows that the
policies adopted by the successive BJP and Congress
governments have only fattened the bellies of the private
telecom companies, while ruining BSNL.
[Source: Business Line
of the massive meeting organised by
Forum at Bangaluru yesterday the 04.08.2015.<<<views
of the meeting>>>
Karnataka circle, conducted massive meeting at Bangalore to
organise 2nd September General Strike.
Forum, Karnataka circle, conducted a massive meeting at
CGM office at Bengaluru today, to organise the 2nd
September General Strike. Employees from Bangalore Telecom
District, CGM office, Civil Wing, STR, STP, QA, Hasan,
Mysore, Mandya, Tumkur and Kolar, attended the meeting in
a very large number. Especially, women employees
participated in good strength. Com.Krishna Reddy, CS, NFTE
and Chairman, Forum, Karnataka circle, presided over
the meeting. Com.C.K.Gundanna, CS, BSNLEU and Convener,
Forum, welcomed every one. Com.K.S.Seshadhri, AGS, NFTE,
com.M.C.Balakrishna, AGS, BSNLEU, com.S.B.Nagavi, CS, SNEA,
com.Rangan, CHQ Special invitee, NFTE, com.H.V.Sudharshan,
and convener, Forum, BGTD, Mahalingaiah,CS, FNTO,
com.Hiremat,DS, AIBSNLEA, com.Pattaiah, AGS, FNTO,
com.Sivalingappa, CS, SEWA BSNL, com.Sundararaj, CS,
com.Muniraju, CP, TEPU, com.Mahadev, GS, BASE and
com.Girish, Convener, Forum, CGM office were present on
the dias. Com.P.Abhimanyu, Convener, Forum, addressed in
detail about the necessity of BSNL employees to
participate in the strike. He heavily criticised the
pro-corporate and anti-worker policies of the Narendra
Modi government. He explained the steps being taken by the
government to kill the Public Sector and to change the
entire Labour Laws of the country, in favour of the
corporates. The call given by Com.P.Abhimanyu, that
the 2nd September General Strike should be successfully
organised in Karnataka circle, was well responded by the
participants. Com.K.S.Seshadhri, AGS, NFTE, translated the
speech of Com.P.Abhimanyu in Kannada. CHQ of BSNLEU, as
well as Forum, heartily congratulate the Forum, Karnataka
circle, for successfully conducting this massive meeting.
of Shri N.K. Mehta, Director (Enterprise),
Secretary addressing massive strike preparatory meeting at
The Forum of Karnataka circle has organised a massive
meeting at Bangalore today, in preparation for the 2nd
September General Strike. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS,
BSNLEU is addressing the meeting. Other leaders of the
Forum are also addressing the meeting.
of BSNLEU and SNEA started indefinite hunger strike in
Leaders of BSNLEU and SNEA of Kerala circle have started
indefinite hunger strike in front of the CGM's office at
Trivandrum from yesterday the 03-08-2015, demanding
settlement of victimisations as well as the justified
demands of the contract workers. Com.Chandran, Secretary,
CITU, Kerala state, inaugurated the agitation. A large
number of Non-Executives, Executives and contract workers
gathered at the hunger strike venue, and extended their
support and solidarity for the struggle. Prominent
leaders, com.P.V.Chandrasekaran (AIBDPA),
com.George Verghese (CS,SNEA),
com . Muralidharan Nair (BSNLEU), com.Somasekaran
Nair(BSNL CCLU), etc., addressed the gathering. The CGM,
Kerala, instead of settling the demands through dialogue,
has threatened that he would impose punishment for
participation in the struggle. Both the General
Secretaries of BSNLEU and SNEA have already sought the
intervention of the CMD BSNL, for the amicable settlement
of the struggle. If the issues are not settled,
Non-cooperation will start, as per the decision.<<<views
of the hunger strike>>>
Asaram Bapu is made a 'saint' in the Rajasthan school text
Asaram Bapu, the self styled 'Godman' has been arrested
and put behind bars, on charges of rape, illegal
confinement, etc. Following this many witnesses of the
case have been murdered, allegedly at the behest of Asaram
Bapu. Under these circumstances, a school text book of
Rajasthan state, has described Asaram Bapu, as a saint,
equivalent to Buddha, Vivekanand, Guru Nanak, Ramakrishna
Paramahans, etc. It may be recollected that sometime back,
a subway was about to be inaugurated in Rajasthan, in the
name of 'Godse', the murderer of Mahatma Gandhi.
the Management helping the corrupt Adesh Kumar Gupta?
Transfer order issued, but not being relieved.
The corrupt Adesh Kumar Gupta, who has already
been booked by the CBI, is transferred from Noida to CGM
office, Meerut. However, he is yet to be relieved.
Meanwhile, Adesh Kumar Gupta is banging the doors of courts,
to get his transfer order cancelled. It seems the Corporate
Management is indirectly helping Adesh Kumar Gupta to get
remedy from court. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, has requested the
CMD BSNL, as well as the Director (HR) to immediately
relieve Adesh Kumar Gupta from Noida and send him to Meerut.
with GM (Estt.)
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.),
today the 03.08.2015, and discussed the following issues.
(i) Pay anomaly/aberrations
to the employees due to CDA to IDA conversion w.e.f.
The Dy.GS pointed out to the GM (Estt.), that BSNL itself
can issue order on settlement of anomalies, without once
again referring the matter to the DoT. He provided copies
of related orders of the Govt. of India on the subject. He
also insisted for an early settlement of the issue, since
the same is already delayed inordinately. The GM (Estt.)
assured to look into the matter.
(ii) Stagnation case of RM, Group-D and
The Dy GS demanded that the stagnation issue should be
settled at the earliest, as per the direction of the RLC.
The BSNL Management was advised by the RLC, in the
conciliation meeting held on 6th May, 2015, that the issue
should be settled through bi-lateral discussion with the
Unions. However, so far the Management has not initiated
any discussing. The Dy.GS demanded early discussion on the
issue, to ensure a negotiated settlement.
declare that economy is growing, but, growth of eight core
industries slows down.
The BJP came to power, with a high voltage campaign,
saying that there was a policy paralysis during the rule
of the UPA government, as a result of which the economic
growth of the country got slowed down. The party also
assured the people that, it would take the country in to a
high growth path. But, despite the NDA ministers
announcing from roof top that the economy is growing,
ground reality is something different. For example, the
data released by the 'Index of Industrial Production' for
the month of May, shows that the growth of eight core
industries has slowed down. These industries are coal,
crude oil, steel, cement, fertilisers, electricity,
natural gas and refinery products.
[Source: The Hindu dated 01.08.2015]
spied on Japanese government.
Latest documents released by the WikiLeaks have confirmed
that the US spied on Japanese government. The documents
released by the WikiLeaks, include four 'Top Secret'
documents of the National Security Agency (NSA), of the
US. They reveal that the US spied targets including
Japanese Cabinet Office, Finance and Trade Ministry
numbers, Bank of Japan officers, etc. It is important to
note that Japan is one of the strongest allies of the US
for many decades. It had been already revealed earlier
that, the other close allies of the US, like Germany,
France, etc. were also spied by the US.
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Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS greeted shri A.N. Rai,
Director (EB) on his retirement on superannuation.
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, met shri A.N. Rai, Director (EB)
today and felicitated him on his retirement on
superannuation on 31.07.2015.
letter on revision of pension of pre-2006 government