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[24.09.2016]BSNL to bring in scheme for free voice calls and cheaper data pack.
Reliance Jio has created waves in the telecom industry, by providing free voice calls and cheaper data pack. To counter this competition, BSNL has decided also introduce scheme with free voice calls and data pack which will be cheaper than that of Reliance Jio. In the case of Reliance Jio, the free voice calls will be available only for the 4G customers. But, the free calls of BSNL will be available for the 2G and 3G customers, whose number is very large.
23.09.2016]Conciliation held on the 24 point charter of demands of the United Forum - RLC directs the Management to immediately form wage negotiation committee.
The Regional Labour Commissioner (Central), New Delhi, conducted a conciliation meeting yesterday the 22-09-2016, on the 24 point charter of demands of the United Forum. In the meeting, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU and com.S.S. Thomar, Dy.GS, BSNLMS represented the United Forum. Management Side was represented by Shri P.K.Sharma, DGM(SR), shri Sheo Sankar Prasad, DGM (Estt.) and shri A.K. Sinha, AGM(SR). The Management Side informed the RLC that, the PLI for 2014-15 is settled with the agreement reached for Rs.3,000/-. The Staff Side requested to RLC to give direction to the BSNL Management for making early payment of PLI @ Rs.3,000/- before pooja celebrations, for which the Management assured to do the needful. On the issue of wage negotiation, the Staff Side complained that the Management was unwilling to start the negotiations for wage revision, even though the government has already constituted the 3rd PRC for the Executives. On hearing both sides, the RLC gave the direction that the Management should start the process of forming the wage negotiation committee immediately. On other pending demands in the 24 point charter of demands, the Management had submitted their view points to the RLC, for which he directed the Staff-Side to submit their view points, and fixed the next meeting on 24th October, 2016.
[22.09.2016]8th All India Conference to be held at Chennai from 31.12.2016 to 03.01.2017 - CHQ circular no.15.<<view circular>>
[22.09.2016]Proposal for PLI payment being placed before the next Management Committee meeting.
CMD BSNL has approved Rs.3,000/- as PLI payment for 2014 – 15. This proposal is being placed before the next Management Committee meeting, which is likely to be held next week.
[22.09.2016]Modi government abolishes separate Railway Budget – a major step towards privatisation of the Indian Railways.
The Union Cabinet which met yesterday has taken the decision to abolish a separate Railway Budget, which has been in practice for the last 92 years. The government is saying that this decision is taken to speed up the growth of the railways and to improve it’s efficiency. But this is totally a bogus claim. The fact remains that the Bibek Debroy Committee, which has recommended the privatisation of the Indian Railways, has also recommended the abolition of a separate Railway Budget. In fact, the abolition of a separate Railway Budget is the major recommendation of the Bibek Debroy Committee. Hence, the decision of the Union Cabinet taken yesterday, is a major step towards privatisation of the Indian Railways. It is also to be noted here that the Modi government has already taken decision to allow 100% FDI in the railways. There is every possibility that the Indian Railways will not only be privatised soon, but will also be taken over by the multinational companies.
[22.09.2016]Modi government initiates the drastic step of privatising 39 PSUs.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has approved the NITI Aayog’s proposal to close down 17 sick and loss making PSUs. Similarly, the NITI Aayog’s proposal, to reduce the government’s share holding below 51% in 22 PSUs, through strategic sale is also approved by the PMO. Reducing the government’s share holding below 51% is nothing but privatisation. So, the Narendra Modi government has taken decision to privatise 39 PSUs in one go. The list of PSUs to be privatised through strategic sale, includes Cement Corporation of India, National Jute Manufactures Corporation, Salem, Durgapur and Bhadravati Steel plants. Many of these PSUs which are to be privatised, have vast tracts of lands. For example, the CREDA HPCL Biofuel is having 15,000 hectares of land. Now, these valuable PSUs will be handed over to the corporates, at throwaway price. It is very important to note here that, at first the government takes measures to make the PSUs loss making and sick, like they have done in the case of BSNL and Air India. Later on, the government privatises these PSUs, saying that they have become loss making or sick. This is how, the successive governments at the centre, Congress or BJP, enable the private corporates to loot the wealth of the nation. It is very important to note that, barely one month after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared from the Red Fort, on 15th August, that Public Sector Companies would not be privatised, the BJP led NDA government has taken this drastic step of privatising 39 PSUs. It also becomes clear that the Modi government will not follow all that it declares.
[Source: The Hindu dated 21.09.2016]
[22.09.2016]Implement the pay scales and other recommendations of the 7th CPC, to the unabsorbed Group ‘C’& ‘D’ employees in BSNL.
The new pay scales and other recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission is already implemented in respect of the ITS officers and other officers of the DoT, working in BSNL. However, these are not implemented in respect of the unabsorbed Group ‘C’& ‘D’ employees of the DoT, working in BSNL. This issue has already been taken up with the Director (HR). On 07.09.2016, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, discussed the issue with the Director (HR) and have insisted her to immediately settle the issue.<<view letter>>
[21.09.2016]After heavy delay, Union Cabinet finally approved Rs.1,250 crore compensation to BSNL.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved Rs.1,250 crore as compensation for the loss BSNL has incurred in operating rural landline connections. This compensation is for the landlines installed prior to 1st April, 2002. Even though this compensation became due in 2013-14 itself, there was inordinate delay in government's approving the same. Forum of BSNL unions and Associations has conducted several struggles, demanding payment of this compensation. However, the Cabinet has also decided that this is the last and final payment of compensation to BSNL, and that no further financial support from the USO Fund will be made on this count.<<view press information bureau report>>
[21.09.2016]Non-allotment of funds by Corporate Office for payment of GPF advance.
Difficulties have arisen this month, in the allotment of funds to circles, by the Corporate Office, for the payment of GPF advance. The DoT has not reimbursed a big amount that BSNL has already spent for the payment of GPF advance. Together with this, the acute shortage of funds in the Corporate Office has complicated the problem. General Secretary has already pressed the CMD BSNL and GM (T&BFCI) for allotment of this month’s funds. The General Secretary has once again drawn the attention of the CMD BSNL today, on this matter.
[21.09.2016]10 crore calls per day, are failing on Reliance Jio networks.
Earlier it was reported that 2 crore calls per day were failing on the Reliance Jio networks. Today's media report say that Reliance Jio’s call failures have increased to a whopping 10 crore calls per day. The Reliance Jio has accused that the leading incumbent operators, viz., Airtel, Vodafone and Idea cellular are not providing sufficient interconnection points (PoIs), which is the reason for the call failures. It has further said that these incumbent operators are not co-operating on Mobile Number Portability also.
[Source: The Times of India dated 21.09.2016]
[21.09.2016]Forum, Mumbai, submitted memorandum to the Director (HR), demanding 5 day week.
Ms. Sujatha Ray, Director (HR), has gone to Mumbai, to attend the meeting of a Parliamentary Committee. Utilising this opportunity, the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations of Mumbai, have submitted a memorandum, demanding implementation of 5 day week in BSNL. The Director (HR) in turn, requested the employees to whole heartedly implement the SWAS programme for the speedy revival of BSNL.<<View memorandum>>
बी.एस.एन.एल.मध्ये पाच दिवसाचा आठवडा लागू करा या मागणीचे निवेदन श्रीमती सुजाता रॉय, डायरेक्टर(एच.आर) यांना सयुंक्त समिती मुबई यांनी दिले.
श्रीमती सुजाता रॉय, डायरेक्टर(एच.आर) ह्या संसदीय समिती (Parliamentary Committee. )च्या बैठकीसाठी मुबईला आल्या होत्या.ह्या संधीचा फायदा घेयून आपल्या संघटनेचे पदाधिकारी कॉ.भालचंद्र माने,सह सचिव,कॉ.गणेश हिंगे,खजिनदार महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळ,कॉ.अविनाश लोंढे,जिल्हा सचिव व इतर प्रमुख कार्यकर्ते,बी.एस.एन.एल.ई.यु.यांनी संघटनेतर्फे त्यांचे स्वागत केले.
तसेच बी.एस.एन.एल.मध्ये पाच दिवसाचा आठवडा लागू करा या मागणीचे निवेदन आपल्या संघटनेबरोबर
सयुंक्त समिती मुबई यांनी मा.संचालक (एचआर) यांना दिले.
याप्रसंगी “ वेळ न दवडता (विनाविलंब) संपूर्ण बीएसएनएलचे पुनरुज्जीवन करण्यासाठी मनापासून SWAS
हि योजना राबवण्यासाठी कर्मचार्यांनी प्रयत्न करावेत ” अशी विनंतीही मा.संचालक (एचआर) यांनी केली.
२०१४-१५ सालासाठी रुपये ३०००/- पी.एल.आय.(बोनस)मान्य.
अनेक वेळा आंदोलन व प्रशासनाबरोबर चर्चा केल्यानंतर अखेर मा.सी.एम.डी. यांनी २०१४-२०१५ सालाकरिता कर्मचार्यांना रुपये ३०००/- पी.एल.आय.(बोनस) ला मान्यता दिली आहे.
पी.एल.आय.कमिटीचे स्टाफ साईडचे सदस्य कॉ.पी.अभिमन्यू ,महासचिव ,बीएसएनएलईयू व कॉ चंदेश्वरसिंह महासचिव ,एनएफटीई यांनी सीएमडी श्री अनुपम श्रीवास्तव यांच्याबरोबर चर्चा केली.चर्चा केल्यानंतर मा.सी.एम.डी.यांनी वरील घोषणा केली. मा.सी.एम.डी यांच्या सागण्यानुसार पी.एल.आय.(बोनस) ची फाईल मंजुरी साठी कार्यकारणी समिती कडे जाईल.
** कर्मचार्यांच्या २४ सुत्रीय मागण्यासाठी यूनायटेड फोरम ने उपोषण आंदोलन यशस्वी केल्याबद्दल सर्वांचे आभार.
उपोषण यशस्वी करण्यासाठी सर्व परिमंडळ पदाधिकारी,जिल्हा सचिव,शाखा सचिव व इतर पदाधिकारी, सर्व वरिष्ठ नेते, बीएसएनएल.ई.यु या सर्वांचे महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळ, च्या वतीने मनापासून आभार मानतो.
तसेच सर्व सहयोगी संघटनेचे विशेष आभारी आहे.
* हीच ताकद, हाच जोश आणि हाच आवाज कायम असू द्या !
कामगार एकजुटीचा विजय असो.....! बीएसएनएल.ई.यु झिंदाबाद........!!
----------- दि.२०/०९/२०१६ चे उपोषण यशस्वी करा.
१९/०९/२०१६--- आपणा सर्वाना माहीतच आहे कि कर्मचार्यांच्या २४ सुत्रीय मागण्यासाठी यूनायटेड फोरम ने सुरु केलेल्या आंदोलनानुसार पहिल्या भागात दि..१७/०८/२०१६ रोजी रेड रिबन सह मागण्याचा ब्याच लावून तसेच दुसऱ्या भागात दिनांक.०८/०९/२०१६ रोजी धरणां व घोषणा देवुन उत्तम प्रकारे यशस्वी केलेले आहेच.
महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळ विभागातर्फे धरणां व आंदोलन यशस्वी केल्याबद्दल सर्व जिल्हा सचिव,
शाखा सचिव,परिमंडळ पदाधिकारी व सर्व सक्रीय कार्यकर्त्यांचे पुन्हा एकदा आभार मानतो. व ह्या शेवटच्या भागातील दि..२०/०९/२०१६ चे भूख हडताल आंदोलन यशस्वी करावे.
या उपोषणात जास्तीत जास्त संख्यांनी सामील होण्यासाठी . सर्व जिल्हा सचिव,शाखा सचिव,परिमंडळ पदाधिकारी व सर्व सक्रीय कार्यकर्त्यांणी प्रयत्न करावेत.
या पूर्वी २४ मागण्याचे सविस्तर पत्रक वेबसाईटवर टाकलेले आहेच.
कामगार एकजुटीचा विजय असो.!!! इन्कलाब झिंदाबाद !!!
[19.09.2016]United Forum to conduct massive hunger strike throughout the country tomorrow.
Demanding settlement of it’s 24 point of charter of demands, the United Form is conducting massive hunger strike tomorrow. The charter of demands include, payment of PLI, immediate commencement of negotiations for wage revision, settlement of anomalies, settlement of problems in the implementation of NEPP, implementation of DoP&T orders on SC/ST reservation, etc. All circle and district unions are requested to organise the hunger strike very effectively.
[19.09.2016]Rs.3,000/- approved by CMD BSNL as PLI for 2014 – 15.
Staff Side members of the PLI Committee, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL and discussed about the PLI issue. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU and com. Kulkarni, AGS, NFTE, were also present. The CMD BSNL told the representatives that he has approved Rs.3,000/- as PLI for the year 2014 – 15. He also told that the file will now go for the approval of the Management Committee.
[19.09.2016]CMD BSNL urged to release funds for payment of GPF advance.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, in their discussion with the CMD BSNL today, urged for immediate releasing of funds to the circles for payment of GPF advance. They pointed out that Corporate Office did not allot funds for the month of July, 2016 and only partial amount was allotted in August, 2016. The CMD BSNL assured to look into the matter and to do the needful. Earlier in the day, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri Y.N. Singh, GM(T&BFCI) and demanded to release funds to the circles for payment of GPF advance.
[19.09.2016]CMD BSNL urged to ensure the immediate holding of the Medical Committee meeting.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, in their discussion with the CMD BSNL today, urged him to ensure that meeting of the Committee to review the medical policy, is held at the earliest. The CMD BSNL heard the views of the representatives and assured to do the needful. Earlier in the day, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri S.K. Sinha, GM (Admn.) and urged him to convene the meeting of the Medical Committee, since the same has not taken place for a very long time.
[16.09.2016]Corporate Office letter on details of Temporary Status Mazdoors regularized on or after 01.10.2000 and absorbed in BSNL w.e.f 01.10.2000 and covered under Rule-37-A of CCS(Pension) Rules.<<<view letter>>>
[16.09.2016]BSNL became the fifth largest mobile operator - BSNL Press Release.<<<click here>>>
[16.09.2016]Make serious preparations for organising hunger strike on 20-09-2016.
As per the call of the United Forum, one day hunger strike will have to be organised on 20-09-2016 at the Corporate Office, Circle and District levels, demanding settlement of the 24 point charter of demands. This is the 3rd phase of the agitational programme, called on by the United Forum. Circle and District secretaries are requested to coordinate with the other partners of the United Forum, and to make serious preparations for the success of the programme. Reports and photos of the programme may be sent to the CHQ.
[16.09.2016]Corporate Office letter to all Heads of Telecom Circles on status of Officiating JTOs as on date.<<<view letter>>>
[15.09.2016]Merger of Reliance Communications and Aircel to create India's 4th largest telecom company.
Anil Ambani led Reliance Communications and Aircel have signed an agreement for merger. This is considered to be the largest merger in the telecom sector in India. Both, Reliance Communications and Aircel were not doing well in the past, in the wake of the severe competition going on in the telecom sector. Both the companies are having huge debt. However, the merged new company will be one of the biggest companies in the private sector in India, with an asset value of Rs. 65,000 crore. it will be the 4th largest telecom company. The new company will have around 20 crore customers, and is expected to further intensify the competition in the telecom sector.
[15.09.2016]BSNLEU writes to the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications, seeking his intervention, to break the dead-lock in starting negotiations for wage revision of the Non-Executives.
BSNL Management is deliberately not taking any action to start the negotiations for revision of wages of the Non-Executives. The excuse that the Management is giving for this delay is that, the DoT has not given the necessary clearance for starting the wage negotiations. BSNLEU has already written to the Secretary, DoT, demanding to immediately give the necessary clearance. Again, BSNLEU has written to shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications, urging upon him to give necessary instructions to the DoT and to the BSNL Management, on this matter.<<<view letter>>>
[15.09.2016]Corporate Office letter on modifying the liability of BSNL towards the payment of pensionary benefits to the retired employees.<<view letter>>
[14.09.2016]BSNLEU writes to the GM(Estt.), BSNL CO, demanding to implement the Hon'ble Supreme Court's order on waiving recoveries on overpayments, without referring the cases to the DoT / DoP&T.<< view letter >>
[14.09.2016]BSNL need not get the approval of the Department of Expenditure, for waiving recoveries on overpayments, based on the order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court.
BSNLEU has long been demanding the implementation of the Hon'ble Supreme Court order, on waiving recovery of overpayments made to the Non-Executives, in the past. Recently, the Corporate Office has issued a letter, wherein it is stated that the cases of overpayments should be forwarded to the DoT, for getting the approval of the Department of Expenditure, for implementing the waiver. BSNLEU does not accept this stand. BSNL is a Public Sector Company. As such, approval of the DoT or the Department of Expenditure is not necessary, to implement the order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court, for waiving recovery of over payments made to the Non-Executives of BSNL. This is in view of the fact that BSNL has to implement the order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court, with it's own resources, and is not going to seek any financial support from the Central Government for doing the same. Such an approval of the Department of Expenditure may be required only in the cases of employees of the Central Government departments. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, has discussed this issue with Ms. Madhu Arora, GM(Estt.) and demanded implementation of the Hon'ble Supreme Court order by BSNL itself.
[10.09.2016]Supply of the requisite quantity of stores and materials is key to improve the quality of landline services - CMD BSNL told.
In the meeting held between the CMD BSNL and the unions and associations on 08-09-2016, the representatives of BSNLEU pointed out to the CMD BSNL that, shortage of stores and materials is plaguing the efforts of the employees to carry out maintenance works, to improve the quality of landline and broadband services. The representatives pointed out the stores and materials that are in short supply. The CMD BSNL assured to take needful action.
[10.09.2016]Improvement of the quality services on a war foot basis, is crucial to face the challenge from Reliance Jio.
The entire private telecom companies are shivering due to the entry of Reliance Jio. BSNL is not an exemption. The entry of Reliance will certainly affect BSNL also. However, BSNL can very well face this challenge, provided the quality of it's services is improved on a war foot basis. BSNL’s land line and broadband services is a very big strength, which no private telecom company is having. The quality of these services has to be urgently improved, which will go a long way in facing the challenge from Reliance Jio. Hence, our comrades are requested to concentrate on this task. In this regard, we reproduce hereunder, the images of a good work done to improve the quality of our landline service in Kalyan SSA. These are the images of Ambernath East (Kansai Exchange) pillar, before and after rehabilitation work done recently. We appreciate all the employees connected with this good work. This sort of work has to be carried out wherever required.
[10.09.2016]BSNL Board approved the audited balance sheet for 2015-16. The high lights are:-
1) After 2009-10, highest revenue, Rs.32,918 Cr compared to Rs.28,648 Cr of last year.
2) Revenue from operations increased by 4.43%. Rs.28,449 Cr comparing to Rs.27,242 Cr last year.
3) Losses reduced by 53%, from Rs.8,234 Cr of last year to Rs.3,880 Cr.
4) Operational profit increased from Rs.672 Cr to Rs.3,854 Cr.
5) Loan repayment done and the present liability is only Rs.2,500 Cr.
[08.09.2016]Corporate Office letter on provision of incentive to BSNL staff for bringing new Landline/Broadband connection.<<view letter>>
07.09.2016]Eligibility of delegates for various district unions for the Chennai All India Conference.
The All India Centre meeting held yesterday the 06.09.2016, has finalised the admission of delegates, in the Chennai All India Conference, to be held from 31st December, 2016 to 3rd January, 2017. The number of delegates eligible for each district, is given in the enclosed list. Some circles have either not remitted CHQ quota for the year 2015, 2016 or have remitted less amount. The eligibility of delegates for these circles / districts will be announced only after receipt of quota for 2015 and 2016 in full. CHQ has written letters to these circles. Other circle and district secretaries are requested to ensure that travel tickets of the delegates / observers are booked on time.<<view list of delegates>>
[07.09.2016]Admission of delegates / observers in the Chennai All India Conference.
The All India Centre meeting held yesterday the 06.09.2016, has decided that only the delegates and observers allotted by the CHQ will be admitted in the All India Conference. Over and above this, no one will be admitted inside the conference hall from the 2nd day onwards, i.e., from 1st January, 2017 onwards. However, some extra comrades can be allowed on the 1st day, in the inaugural session and seminar. All circle and district secretaries are requested to kindly cooperate.
[07.09.2016]Deadline for admission of delegates / observers.
Accommodation of delegates and observers will be made available on 30th December, 2016 itself. This is to enable the registration of delegates and observers to be completed by 30th December, evening itself. No admission of delegate / observer will take place from 1st January, 2017 onwards. This decision is taken, keeping into account the problems arose in the earlier conferences in this regard. All circle and district secretaries are requested to note this and advise the delegates / observers to book the travel tickets accordingly.
बी.एस.एन.एल कर्मचाऱ्यांचा देशाबरोबर महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळ मध्ये ही जबरदस्त संप.!----संप यशस्वी केल्याबद्दल सर्वांचे आभार.
संपूर्ण महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळामध्ये जवळ जवळ शंभर टक्के कर्मचार्यांनी संपात भाग घेयून यशस्वी केल्याचा अहवाल मिळाला आहे.
सर्व ठिकाणी सभा घेवुन जोशपूर्वक प्रदर्शने केले गेले.जिल्ह्याच्या ठिकाणी संघटनेचे नेते व सभासद सयुंक्त मोर्चात सहभागी झाले होते. कॉन्त्र्याट लेबर (Contract Labour) च्या सहभागामुळे संप यशस्वी करण्यात मोलाचे सहकार्य मिळाले. SNEA व AIBSLEA या अधिकारी संघटनेनेही संपास समर्थन दिले.सनाटा (SNTTA),सेवा (SEWA) संघटनेचे परीमंडळ सचिव, अध्यक्ष व इतर जिल्हास्तरीय नेत्यांनी त्यांच्या सभासदांना संपात सहभागी होण्यासाठी प्रेरित केले व त्यांनी सर्वांनी संपात भाग घेतला .
तसेच एन.एफ टी ई व त्यांच्या सलग्न संघटनेने या संपात सहभागी झाल्याची माहिती मिळाली आहे.
हा अभूतपूर्व संप यशस्वी करण्यासाठी सर्व परिमंडळ पदाधिकारी,जिल्हा सचिव,शाखा सचिव व इतर पदाधिकारी तसेच कॉ.जॉन वर्गीस,सह सचिव,(सी एच क्यू) कॉ.श्रीमती.संध्या गाडगीळ,उपाध्यक्ष, (सी एच क्यू),सर्व वरिष्ठ नेते,सर्व सभासद बंधू- भगिनी,बीएसएनएल.ई.यु या सर्वांचे महाराष्ट्र परिमंडळ, बीएसएनएल.ई.यु च्या वतीने मनापासून आभार मानतो.तसेच सर्व सहयोगी संघटनेचे विशेष आभारी आहे.
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