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All India BSNL Working Women's Convention - Circle Secretaries to note please.
As has already been announced, BSNLEU is conducting the All India Convention of BSNL Working Women, at Hyderabad on 8th July, 2017. Circle secretaries are requested to make the necessary arrangements for sending women comrades to this convention, from their respective circles. A list the delegates may kindly be sent to the CHQ at the earliest.
[27.05.2017]Court sentences 3-year imprisonment to ex-GM of BSNL in DA case.
A Delhi court has sentenced three years imprisonment to Ajay Kumar Takkar, former General Manager of BSNL, Maharashtra circle and slapped fine of Rs five lakh for amassing disproportionate assets (DA) to the tune of Rs 17,34,706, a CBI statement said today.The Court has also sentenced one year jail along with fine of Rs one lakh to his wife Sandhya Takkar in connection with same case and confiscated two immovable properties located at Mumbai and one at Gautam Budh Nagar of Uttar Pradesh including a bank account maintained at Bank of India, Mumbai, it added.The CBI said it had registered a case on 27 September, 2004 against Takkar following allegations that during the period December, 1977 to 2004, he had acquired disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 41,59,435. During investigation, a large number of immovable and movable assets were also identified.
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[27.05.2017]BSNL serves people and others are for money.
It is a matter of fact that only BSNL serves the people of this country and private telecom companies are here only to make money. Especially, when natural calamities strike, only BSNL remains in the field and serves the affected people. Private telecom companies shut down their services and run away during such times. The Hon’ble Minister of State, Communications, shri Manoj Sinha has aptly driven home this point, with a recent statement, which reads as follows.
“BSNL is there, where others are not there,
others are there, where money is there”
[27.05.2017]All unions / associations meeting to be held on 02.06.2017, to discuss the wage revision issue.
A meeting of all unions / associations of BSNL is being held on 02.06.2017, to discuss about the strategy, as well as programme of action, to settle the wage revision issue. The venue is BSNL MS Office, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi and the meeting will start at 14:00 hrs.
[27.05.2017]Organising Committee formed to hold the CEC meeting of BSNLEU.
The CEC meeting of BSNLEU is to be held at Tiruvananthapuram, from 9th to 11th June, 2017. The Kerala circle union, which is hosting the CEC meeting, has formed an Organising Committee, with com. V. Sivankutty, Former MLA as chairman, com. S. Prathap Kumar AGS, as working chairman, and com. K. Mohanan, Circle Secretary, as the general convenor. Sub- committees are also formed to carry out various functions.
[26.05.2017]Corporate Office letter calling for Vacancies in respect of Backlog Vacancies for Other Backward Classes (OBC category DR-JTO) for conductive Special Recruitment Drive in the following format. <<< view letter >>>
[26.05.2017]Corporate Office issues letter to all the CGMs, to expedite confirmation of eligible officials. <<< view letter >>>
[26.05.2017]Corporate Office letter granting special casual leave to the CEC members of BSNLEU to attend CEC meeting to be held at Tiruvananthpuram from 9th to 11th June, 2017.
[26.05.2017]Medical insurance scheme implemented for 34 lakh migrant workers in Kerala.
In a first-of-its-kind move, the Left and Democratic Front government of Kerala, has implemented a medical insurance scheme to the migrant workers in the state. Called as “Awaz”, the scheme will benefit 34 lakh migrant workers in the state. When governments do not even worry about the workers belonging to their own state, it is praiseworthy that the Kerala government has taken such a pro-worker step for the workers who have come from other states.
[ courtesy- Live Mint ]
to hold a seminar on the centenary of the Great October Revolution.
BSNL from the "Affordability Clause" of the 3rd PRC - BSNLEU seeks the
intervention of the Prime Minister.
[26.05.2017]BSNL started satellite phone service through INMARSAT.
BSNL has started satellite phone service through INMARSAT (International Mobile Satellite Organization) on 25-05-2017. Agencies handling disasters, state police, railways, Border Security Force and other government agencies will be given the phones in the first phase. Later, people while travelling in flight and on ships will be able to use it. Satellite phones in India are presently provided by Tata Communications, which inherited the licence from Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) (now Tata Communications Ltd). The services of TCL will be phased out by 30 June, 2017. International Mobile Satellite Organization (INMARSAT) was set up under aegis of United Nations in 1979 and India was one of the founding members.
[25.05.2017]Wage revision of BSNL employees is in danger - total unity of all the unions and associations and united struggles alone will ensure wage revision of the BSNL employees.
All are aware that, the 3rd PRC recommendations are against the BSNL employees. The affordability clause of the 3rd PRC recommendations says that, the Profit Before Taxation (PBT) of a PSU should not dip by more than 20%, due to the implementation of the wage revision. BSNL is not making any profit. Hence, BSNL employees are not entitled for wage revision, as per the recommendation of the 3rd PRC. The role of the Administrative Ministry, ie., DoT is very crucial in this. So long as shri J. S. Deepak was the Secretary, DoT, he had been taking a very positive stand on the wage revision of BSNL employees. However, after his removal, a shift has come in the stand of the DoT also. Under these circumstances, unless the entire unions and associations stand together, it will be extremely difficult for the BSNL employees to get wage revision. Let us get ready for massive and united struggles, to ensure that wage revision is ensured to BSNL employees.
[25.05.2017]Corporate Office acts on the demand of BSNLEU, on implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court judgement, on recovery of overpayment.
BSNLEU met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) yesterday and requested for action on a specific instance, connected with the recovery of overpayment. BSNLEU has demanded that an amount of Rs.3, 51,423 should not be recovered from an employee of Tamil Nadu circle, who is retiring on 30th June, 2017. Based on this Corporate Office has written to the CGMs.<<<view letter>>>
[25.05.2017]Thousands of employees lose jobs in IT Sector.
At a time when the government is talking about heavy firing across the line of control, heavy firing is also taking place in the IT sector. Thousands of IT employees are being thrown out of their jobs, consequent to the restrictions imposed by US President Donald Trump, on “off shore outsourcing” of jobs and H 1B visas. Today’s Times of India has published this cartoon on “Heavy Firing”.
[25.05.2017]Recruitment of sports personnel by BSNL.
Recruitment of sports personnel has not taken place for the past so many years in BSNL and there are a number of back log vacancies. The issue is taken up by BSNLEU, through com. John Verghese, AGS and member of the BSNL Sports Board. Consequently, steps are being taken by the Corporate Office, to fill up the back log vacancies. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, discussed this issue with shri Mayank Mishra, DGM (Welfare). It is replied that the matter is has gone for the approval of the Director (HR) and thereafter Corporate Office will start the process for the recruitment.
[25.05.2017]Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Telecom Technician (Erstwhile Telecom Mechanic).
Recruitment Branch of Corporate Office issued Model Exam Notification for LDCE in the cadre of Telecom Mechanic. According to the Model Notification the LDCE to Telecom Technician will be held based on the education qualification of 10th standard. There will be no examination fee.
The following are the dates for the process of the exam:-
1) Receipt of application form from eligible candidates: 15.06.2017 (at SSA/circle)
2) Closing date of receipt of application form: 15.07.2017 (at SSA/circle)
3) Date of LDCE (TT): 20.08.2017.
4) Vacancies upto 31.03.2017 to be taken to fill up.
[25.05.2017]Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS,BSNLEU, meets the CMD BSNL today, and holds crucial discussion about the wage revision issue of BSNL employees.
Com.P. Abhimanyu,GS, met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL today, and held serious discussion about the wage revision issue of the BSNL employees. The GS pointed out that, a crucial discussion on the recommendations of the 3rd PRC has taken place recently, at the level of the Cabinet Secretary, wherein, the wage revision issue of BSNL employees was not adequately projected. Especially, it was not demanded in that meeting that, BSNL needs an exemption to the "affordability" clause, contained in the recommendations of the 3rd PRC, informed the GS. He further told the CMD BSNL that, the Cabinet Secretary finally made an observation in that meeting that, no major deviation is required from the recommendations of the 3rd PRC. This stand of the Cabinet Secretary is detrimental to the wage revision of the BSNL employees, said the GS, and urged upon the CMD BSNL to immediately draw the attention of the new Secretary, DoT, regarding this matter. The CMD BSNL assured that he would immediately meet the Secretary, DoT, and discuss this issue.
[24.05.2017] Meeting with the Director (HR)
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), today and discussed the following issues.
Death of a contract worker at Ujjain, MP circle, due to electrocution.
Com. Dhanapal Yadav, contract worker at Ujjain, MP circle, died due to electrocution, while on duty. No labour law, including EPF, has been implemented for this worker. Union demanded adequate compensation to the family of the victim as well as action on those who are responsible for violation of labour laws. Director (HR) assured appropriate action.<<<view letter>>>
Implementation of the Hon'ble Supreme Court order on recovery of over payment.
Union demanded action on the specific case of com. Kalaiyarasan, TT, Tamil Nadu. The official got promotion before 01-10-2000 and as per the then existing rules, opted for pay fixation on DNI, after 01-10-2000. In 2008, DoT issued letter, rejecting fixation in IDA scale for promotion got in CDA pay scale. DoT letter was implemented retrospectively. Union demanded that the letter issued by the Trichy district administration, to recover Rs. 3,51,423/- from the leave encashment payment of the official, should be kept in abeyance. The Director (HR) instructed the PGM (Estt.) to issue necessary instruction to the Tamil Nadu circle.
Allotment of funds to the circles for GPF payment.
Union pointed out that, this being the season for the employees to get admission for their children in colleges, and also to make payment of fees, etc., allotment of funds by the Corporate Office to circles, for payment of GPF. The Director (HR) assured to do the needful.