Thursday, April 30, 2009

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The time will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you strangle today."

-May day Martyrs

BSNLEU wishes revolutionary greetings on

May Day

May Day martyrs – Albert Parsons, Adolf Fischer, August Spies and George Engel – sacrificed their lives in the fight against capitalist exploitation. Today, the liberalization policies being pursued by the Indian govt. seek to increase this exploitation manifold. On this day, let us resolve to unite the entire working masses of the country to put an end to this exploitation.

[30.04.09]CHQ Expresses heartfelt sorrow......

CHQ expresses its heartfelt sorrow at the accident death of eight BSNL comrades and family members from Telecom Stores Kolkata during their tour of Kullu(HP). The private mini bus they were travelling fell in to a ravine. Com. Syal, our circle Secretary, HP, other comrades and the management all helped in taking the bodies and admitting the seriously injured persons in the hospital.

Com. Ankur Pakrashi, Asst. Circle Secretary, Telecom Stores, BSNLEU (son of late veteran leader Com. Sushil Pakrashi) and his daughter Suhrita died in the accident.. His other daughter and wife injured. Others who died include Com. Shekhar Chakraborty and daughter Amrita. Com Smaarajit Pal lost his wife and daughter.

Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, GS, contacted CMD and others to ensure that maximum help is given in taking the injured to the hospital and bringing the bodies.

CHQ conveys its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, friends and comrades



[30.04.09] BSNL has issued order for IDA increase of 0.5%, from 46.8% to 47.3% w.e.f. 01.04.2009. BSNL Lr.no.14-1/2007-PAT(BSNL) dated 29.04.2009.

[30.04.09] How Management can refuse new HRA <>

[30.04.09] What is our demand on Interim Relief ?

Interim Relief is usually granted when the due wage revision is delayed. For Central Public Sector employees, wage revision is due w.e.f. 01-01-2007. Already, more than 27 months have elapsed. Management should have offered IR when there has been such long delay. Most of the other PSUs have granted either interim relief or pay advance much earlier. Even after BSNLEU/United Forum of BSNL Unions demanded interim relief, the management did not take any decision. The demand of the UF is that Interim Relief of 50% of pay or Rs. 3000/- whichever is more be paid. If it is pay advance, Rs. 50,000/- to Rs.80,000/- be paid. This is similar to what is paid in the other PSUs.

The management first offered two months basic pay as advance. This will come to Rs.8,000/- at the lowest level. After much discussion in the meeting on 29-04-09, CMD offered 4 months basic pay ie. Rs. 16,000/- at the lowest level. We could not accept such very meagre advance. The workers are eligible for increase for the last 27 months since 01-01-07.Even if an advance of Rs. 1000/- p.m. is calculated, then it will come to Rs. 27,000/.It is pertinent to note here that in the conversion from CDA to IDA in 2000, all officials got more than Rs.1500/- p.m. But the management is not prepared to see reason and comparison with other PSUs and concede our demands.

United Forum is not adamant that whatever it demanded should be fully accepted. But there is always a bench mark below which it is impossible to agree.

When even the lowest executive is being paid Rs. one lakh as arrears (40% already paid and 60% being paid in 2008-09), leave alone the top executives who are being paid arrears of about 6 lakhs or so, why the non-executives can not be paid even half of it? Can we accept such meagre offer? Certainly not.

Let us seriously prepare for the two days strike on 19-20th May 2009. Meet each and every worker and explain our demands and the management's negative response.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Meeting with CMD on Wage Revision

A meeting of United Forum leaders was held with CMD BSNL& Director(HRD) today, 29th April at 12 hours.

CMD wanted to know our demands on HRA & Interim Relief. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary, BSNLEU & other leaders explained our demands in detail. The Management offered 4 months basic pay as I.R.. Staff side stated that this is inadequated and not acceptable. On HRA issue the management was not prepared to issue orders stating that there is a difference between Government decissions on VI CPC recommendations and IInd Pay Revision Committee recomandations. The staff side demanded issue of early orders on HRA w.e.f. November 2008 as ordered in the case of executives.

No decision could be arrived at as the mangement was not prepared to accept our demands. From BSNLEU in addition to General Secretay, Com. K.R.Yadav and Com S.C Bhattacharya attended.

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BSNL Wage Revision Meeting News

Meeting and decisions of registered and unrecognized unions

A meeting of all registered and unrecognized unions has been held on 28-4-2009 at FNTO office under the Chairmanship of Shri K. Vallinayagam, General Secretary, NBSNLW. The forum after deliberations has demanded

Wage revision should be expedited.
Adequate advance be granted.
Promotion Policy at par with the executive
Increased disparity in wages between Regular Majdoor and JTO be reduced.
Minimum Trade Union facilities should be extended to all registered and unrecognized unions.
The forum has appealed to all non-executive unions in BSNL including recognized to come on one platform to achieve above demands.

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Meeting and decisions of registered and unrecognized unions

A meeting of all registered and unrecognized unions has been held on 28-4-2009 at FNTO office under the Chairmanship of Shri K. Vallinayagam, General Secretary, NBSNLW. The forum after deliberations has demanded

Wage revision should be expedited.
Adequate advance be granted.
Promotion Policy at par with the executive
Increased disparity in wages between Regular Majdoor and JTO be reduced.
Minimum Trade Union facilities should be extended to all registered and unrecognized unions.
The forum has appealed to all non-executive unions in BSNL including recognized to come on one platform to achieve above demands.
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No.AIBSNLEA/CHQ/CMD/2009 Dated: 28th April, 2009

To,

Shri Kuldeep Goyal
Chairman-cum-Managing Director
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
New Delhi -110001


Subject: Resolutions passed in the Central Working Committee meeting of AIBSNLEA held at Manali (HP) from 6th to 7th April 2009.


Respected sir,

The Central Working committee Meeting of AIBSNLEA held at Manali (HP) from 6th to 7th April 2009 expressed its serious concern against non-settlement of the pending grievances, despite of our continuous efforts in the informal meetings over the last one year. The response from the BSNL management side towards settlement of the issues is not very encouraging. Most of the issues have been discussed with BSNL Management but remains unsettled. This has caused serious frustration and resentment among the BSNL Executives.

The CWC noted with serious concern that the BSNL Management has not granted even a single formal meeting to the recognized Executives’ Association after the 2nd AIC of AIBSNLEA held in august 2008. Hence, most of the resolutions passed in the 2nd AIC remains unsettled.

The CWC also expressed its dissatisfaction for poor quality of service and slow expansion of Telecom services on GSM Telephone connections, Broadband service etc. due to non-procurement of adequate equipment/stores and strongly opposed the reduction in ADC, Payment to USO fund, AMC and outsourcing in BSNL etc.




---2----

The following important resolutions were adopted in CWC unanimously :

1. (a) The Gr. A RRs in BSNL should immediately be finalised based on Joint Committee recommendations headed by Sr. DDG (FP) and the regularisation of adhoc STS, JAG & SAG level Executives should be completed at the earliest.

(b) Settlement of pending issues of promotion policy issued on 18.01.2007 like service weightage, one time placement of SDE to Sr. SDE grade on 01.10.2000, change of designation of Executives on Time Bound Promotion, first and subsequent upgradation to the next higher grade on completion of 4 years of service in all cases etc.

2. Immediate absorption of ITS Group ‘A’ officers in BSNL and no promotion of deputationists against BSNL Group ‘A’ level posts. Deputation should end in BSNL immediately.

3. Implementation of the decision for Integration of HR functions in BSNL as per the recommendations of KPMG Consultant.

4. Implementation of DPE OM dated 02.04.2009 regarding fitment benefit from 68.08% to 78.2% with effect from 01.01.2007 and early notification of new IDA pay scales for JTO / SDE equivalent Executives.

5. To have the single Rule for recasting of TES Gr. B seniority list, BSNL should file SLP for clarification to Hon’ble Supreme Court immediately to avoid court cases.

6. CWC demanded immediate settlement of revision of pay scale of Asst. Director (OL) as per 6th CPC recommendations, promotion from JTOs Offg. (TTAs) to JTO (Telecom) on regular basis, restoration of withdrawal of ACP benefit of JTOs/SDE (C/E) and PAs/PSs, removal of discrimination in the cadre of Architects based on qualification, date of effect of implementation of revised IDA pay scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000 on notional benefit, allowing deferred option in CDA pay scale and holding of DPC for 1999 JAO batch to AAO etc.

7. BSNL’s marketing needs to be done on commercial lines. Creamy layer customers should be retained by offering effective plans and matching tariff. Various illogical interests being paid by BSNL to Govt. of India should be examined and taken up suitably. Revenue drainage by the way of paying building tax, excise duty on SIM cards, exorbitant electricity bills, heavy amount being charged by Municipalities and Panchayats for erecting towers whereas they are not charging from Electricity Companies, heavy financial burden on VTMs revised penalty charges, strengthening of Marketing and Sales Units, attitudinal change towards customers, quality material for external plant maintenance, less interest of senior officers in proper planning and Govt’s adequate financial support to BSNL as per NTP etc. All these issues need immediate settlement for betterment of BSNL.
--3--


8. BSNL Management should settle the resolutions passed unanimously in the 2nd All India Conference of AIBSNLEA held at Jaipur (Rajasthan) on 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th August, 2008, which have already been submitted on 23rd Sept 2008.

9. The CMD BSNL / Dir (HRD) should grant periodical formal meetings to recognised Executives Associations to settle the important issues as being done in case of non-executive recognised Unions.

In the above back ground, the CWC has resolved to request the BSNL management and DOT administration to take immediate necessary steps for the settlement of the above pending grievances of our members in a time bound manner and granting a meeting to this Association so that the protest actions by this Association are avoided.

With kind regards,


Yours sincerely,
-Sd/-
(Prahlad Rai)
General Secretary


Copy to: - (1) Shri Siddhartha Behura, Chairman TC & Secy (T), DOT, New Delhi.
(2)Shri Gopal Das, Director (HRD), BSNL, New Delhi.
(3)Shri Shakeel Ahmed GM (SR), BSNL, New Delhi

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

BSNLEU-United forum-Alan--E-Zang-Make Strike Success on 19-05-& 20-05-on Wage Revision Issue-CHQ-ND instruction

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Tamil Nadu Circle BSNLEU Convention supports strike call
The Circle Convention of Tamil Nadu BSNLEU held at Trichy on 25th April 2009 has unanimously resolved to make the 19-20th May 2009 Strike a total success. More than 800 comrades from all over the circle participated. The convention fully appreciated the demands raised by the United Forum and demanded the management to accept the demands. Com. Ambrose, Circle President, presided.
Coms.A.K. Padmanabhan, Secretary,CITU, Muthusundaram, Secretary, All India State Govt. Employees Federation, V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary, P. Abhimanyu, Dy. General Secretary and S. Chellappa, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU Tamil Nadu addressed.

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NO.AIBSNLEA/CHQ/CMD/2009 DATED 22.04.2009

To,
Shri Kuldeep Goyal,
CMD, BSNL
NEW DELHI-110001

Sub: Nomination for the various trainings of BSNL officers to other Countries-reg.
Ref: 33-6/2008-TPL (OF) dated 16.03.2009

Sir,

We are constraint to bring to your kind notice that the nominations for the various trainings of BSNL officers to other countries are being made in clear violation of BSNL guidelines by TTC Jabalpur.

There are clear cut guidelines of BSNL Corporate Office that officer should be actually involved in the particular field and Officers thus trained shall continue to work in that field after the training. But the officers whose names have been nominated for the above referred training are not involved directly.

Every year BSNL is spending crores of rupees for the officers training and for their air travel in business class. Unfortunately most of the officers are unabsorbed in BSNL. You are very well known that some officers after training (incurring so much of expenditure) are resigning the BSNL. What is the benefit to the BSNL from these officers ?

For example, recently BSNL CO has nominated some officers for the training at OEM places by Suppliers of SSU & PRC against the tender no. MM/TX/1120007/000343 issued on 28.11.2007. You may kindly verify whether they are having any field experience or they are doing any work in this branch. Under which guideline or procedure these officers were nominated and in what way they are going to benefit BSNL ?

We would therefore request you to kindly get examined the nominations of the officers in above referred foreign trainings/tours and in general also so that the actually involved officers are only nominated for the trainings in the interest of BSNL and the huge unwanted expenditure is avoided.

With kind regards,
Yours Sincerely,

Sd/-
(Prahlad Rai)
General Secretary
Copy to :
1. Shri Gopal Das, Dir (HRD), BSNL, New Delhi
2. Shri R.K.Batra, PGM (IR), BSNL, New Delhi
3. Shri Neeral Verma, GM (Trg), BSNL, New Delhi

Monday, April 27, 2009

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Ref No : AIBSNLEA/CHQ/CMD/2009 Dated: 27.04.2009

To,
Shri Kuldeep Goyal
CMD BSNL
New Delhi.110 001

Sub : Pay anomaly in case of JTOs recruited in the year 2005 - reg.

Sir,

We would like to draw your kind attention on the above subject matter regarding pay anomaly in implementation of revised IDA pay scales for the JTOs recruited in year 2005.

· All India Competitive Examination (JTO batch-2005) for appointment of JTOs (Telecom) was held on single day for whole batch on same notification in year 2005 and the date of result was also same for all JTOs (T) of batch-2005.
· The above JTOs could take their training in different batches over a long span of time because of the limited capacity of the BSNL Training Centers and delay in completion of other formalities like Police Verification etc. for which they were not responsible.
· In the above process some of the junior candidates took training early and got appointment prior to their seniors. Some JTOs of 2005 batch have joined BSNL before 01.01.2007 due to their early training but majority of JTOs have joined BSNL after 01.01.2007.
· The JTOs who joined BSNL after 01.01.2007 could not get the benefit of fixation in the revised IDA pay scale. On the contrary, their basic pay got reduced by upto Rs. 5000/- per month. Though the recoveries have been stopped by the BSNL CO for the time being but the matter is to be finally decided in the manner, wherein the pay fixation may be done by taking the date of joining of the first JTO as deemed date of appointment of all the JTOs of that batch, so that all the JTOs of same batch get equal benefit.

We would therefore request you to kindly intervene in the matter so that necessary clarification to the field units is issued immediately and proper pay fixation of these JTOs is done in the revised IDA pay scale.

With kind regards,
Yours sincerely,

Sd/-
(Prahlad Rai)
General Secretary
Copy to :
1. Shri Gopal Das, Dir (HRD and Fin), BSNL, New Delhi
2. Shri D.P.De, GM (Estt), BSNL, New Delhi
3. Shri Shakeel Ahmed, GM (SR), BSNL, New Delhi

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Keralite would-be engineers eye PSU jobs
C. Gouridasan Nair
Disturbing news on the employment front as IT boom comes to an end
Supply of engineers exceeds demand in job market
23,000 vie for 3,900 posts of JTO in BSNL
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It is more disturbing news from the job market in Kerala as the global economic crisis visits the lives of communities of job-seekers.
In what could be indicative of the distress on the employment front, that too in the rarefied realm of techie jobs, some 23,000 engineering graduates and would-be-engineers from the State are chasing around 3,900 posts of Junior Telecom Officers (JTOs) with public sector Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), spread all over India. Of the total jobs on offer, only less than 100 are in Kerala. The post used to attract only 5,000 to 6,000 applications in the past. The last time when selections were made for the post over a year ago, only 296 persons had found a place in the select list and 200 of them were posted outside Kerala.
Several of those who had got selected rejected the job, which at the time commanded a basic pay of only Rs. 9,000. The salaries have since been revised and the basic pay is now a healthier Rs. 16,000, which could mean a take-home pay of around Rs. 25,000 or more. According to the BSNL top brass, the overwhelming response to the job offer is a sure sign that the techies are now willing to look at job options that may not fetch them the fancy sums that the information technology sector used to offer till very recently.
The job is open only to engineering graduates or would-be graduates in electrical, electronics and communication, applied electronics and computer science, which means that the thousands jostling for the job constitute only a part of the community of engineers being mass-produced in the State. Surprise response
The surge in applications has come as a surprise to the BSNL authorities and it may well prove to be a headache for them when the examination to select eligible candidates is held in Thiruvananthapuram on June 21, 2009. It will be a veritable throwback to the days when some of the common entrance examinations had just one centre in the State capital.
“We did not expect such a response,” said George T. Mathai, General Manager (Administration), BSNL, Kerala, when commenting on the huge response from the engineering graduates.
Asked whether the public sector undertaking (PSU) would consider having more examination centres in the State, he said the matter would have to be looked into as BSNL had already notified Thiruvananthapuram as the centre of examination.
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Cellular Subscribers as on 31st March,2009.

City/Circle
Operators
Feb'2009
Mar'2009
% Growth over previous month
Metros
Delhi
Bharti Airtel
4671177
4812579



Vodafone Essar
4002549
4092931



MTNL
1893953
1918496



IDEA
2401927
2405168



Aircel Ltd

28798

Delhi


12969606
13257972
2.22%

Mumbai
Loop Mobile
2073184
2164211



Vodafone Essar
4303513
4373872



MTNL
2190626
2258180



Bharti Airtel
2791963
2802180



IDEA
690913
751757

Mumbai


12050199
12350200
2.49%

Chennai
Aircel Cellular Ltd
2454943
2534480



Bharti Airtel
2133677
2177600



Vodafone Essar
1532394
1562454



BSNL
1037193
1076040

Chennai


7158207
7350574
2.69%

Kolkata
Bharti Airtel
2456896
2485001



Vodafone Essar
2720193
2811441



BSNL
1354060
1519161



Reliable Internet
755873
755873



Aircel Cellular Ltd
477327
518095

Kolkata


7764349
8089571
4.19%
All Metros


39942361
41048317
2.77%






A' Circle
Maharashtra
Vodafone Essar
4428389
4666959



IDEA
7226734
7477604



Bharti Airtel
5690609
6001373



BSNL
3361381
3621924




20707113
21767860
5.12%

Gujarat
Vodafone Essar
7814248
8024283



IDEA
3802544
3918150



Bharti Airtel
3981660
4101956



BSNL
2380729
2387870




17979181
18432259
2.52%

A.P.
IDEA
4944611
5045051



Bharti Airtel
8892353
9086180



Vodafone Essar
3806178
3956698



BSNL
3023119
3150068



Aircel Limited

33258




20666261
21271255
2.93%

Karnatka
Bharti Airtel
9820812
10001037



Spice Comm.
1620929
1650609



Vodafone Essar
3585428
3695522



BSNL
2181421
2318535



Aircel Limited
1873
52831




17210463
17718534
2.95%

T.N.
Vodafone Essar
5005095
5223302



Aircel Limited
7768059
8081288



BSNL
2815460
3079227



Bharti Airtel
6003040
6213021




21591654
22596838
4.66%
A' Circle


98154672
101786746
3.70%
B' Circle
Kerala
IDEA
4241565
4371750



Vodafone Essar
3001669
3127106



Bharti Airtel
2169633
2294896



BSNL
2435248
2515329



Aircel Limited
12677
51251




11860792
12360332
4.21%

Punjab
Spice Comm.
2427574
2482733



Bharti Airtel
3754405
3783941



BSNL
2636796
2810770



Vodafone Essar
2147163
2227692




10965938
11305136
3.09%

Haryana
IDEA
1556767
1575309



Vodafone Essar
2150344
2210718



Bharti Airtel
1248906
1259521



BSNL
1500971
1617228




6456988
6662776
3.19%

U.P.(W)
IDEA
3904162
4093412



Bharti Airtel
2256862
2371852



BSNL
2323397
2416023



Vodafone Essar
4223429
4405718



Aircel Limited

218




12707850
13287223
4.56%

U.P.(E)
Vodafone Essar
6323800
6604921



BSNL
5368566
5674601



Bharti Airtel
5722386
5909614



IDEA
1922428
2001056



Aircel Limited

2371




19337180
20192563
4.42%

Rajasthan
Vodafone Essar
4888771
5039136



Bharti Airtel
6704274
6874691



BSNL
2803686
2902209



IDEA
1206546
1225706




15603277
16041742
2.81%

M.P.
IDEA
4828687
5019627



Reliance Telecom
2459586
2459586



Bharti Airtel
4470561
4620901



BSNL
2390816
2467446



Vodafone Essar
255482
356513




14405132
14924073
3.60%

W.B. & A & N
Reliance Telecom
1284310
1284310



BSNL
1762635
1863292



Bharti Airtel
3501560
3620386



Vodafone Essar
4587330
4866592



Dishnet Wireless
1106602
1156675




12242437
12791255
4.48%
B' Circle


103579594
107565100
3.85%
C' Circle
H.P.
Bharti Airtel
951121
961565



Reliance Telecom
718676
718676



BSNL
720005
798977



IDEA
135768
141819



Dishnet Wireless
128939
138567



Vodafone Essar
29756
44508




2684265
2804112
4.46%

Bihar
Reliance Telecom
2764774
2764774



BSNL
2535508
2691509



Bharti Airtel
7152245
7488867



Dishnet Wireless
1360293
1402825



ABTL (IDEA)
607458
863048



Vodafone Essar
601175
771543




15021453
15982566
6.40%

Orissa
Reliance Telecom
1285857
1285857



BSNL
1288589
1409854



Bharti Airtel
2811453
3000622



Dishnet Wireless
865039
926304



Vodafone Essar
284876
381257




6535814
7003894
7.16%

Assam
Reliance Telecom
1407486
1407486



BSNL
824572
870869



Bharti Airtel
1448389
1501478



Dishnet Wireless
1631466
1704933



Vodafone Essar
121809
161342




5433722
5646108
3.91%

N.E.
Reliance Telecom
468614
468614



Bharti Airtel
890054
920268



BSNL
607866
661067



Dishnet Wireless
965902
1014150



Vodafone Essar
107311
163099




3039747
3227198
6.17%







J & K
BSNL
828862
832050



Bharti Airtel
1590935
1633719



Dishnet Wireless
703842
832281



Vodafone Essar

1391




3123639
3299441
5.63%
C' Circle


35838640
37963319
5.93%









Feb'2009
Mar'2009

All India


277515267
288363482
3.91%

Additions


10848215

Note : Reliance subscriber figures for March'09 is not yet providedReliance subscriber figures shown in March'09 is same as Feb'09
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Sl. No.
Name of Company
Total Sub Figures
% Market Share
1
Bharti Airtel
93923248
32.57%
2
Vodafone Essar
68768998
23.85%
3
BSNL
46684049
16.19%
4
IDEA
43022799
14.92%
5
Aircel
18478325
6.41%
6
Reliance Telecom
11145176
3.86%
8
MTNL
4176676
1.45%
9
BPL
2164211
0.75%

All India
288363482
100.00%
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24.04.09]Press Release dated on 24.04.2009 - BSNL Employees observed mass-fast on duty on 24th April throughout the country <>[24.04.09]CONGRATULATIONS: - United Forum and CHQ-BSNLEU convey warm congratulations to all non-executive employees of BSNL for massive participation in to-day’s (24.04.2009) Mass-Fast while on duty wearing black badges. Report of massive demonstrations and successful observance of the programme has been received from all parts of the country. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary, BSNLEU and other leaders of United Forum addressed a massive gathering at Corporate Office (New Delhi) during recess period. They called for intensifying the struggle and make the strike on 19 – 20 May a resounding success. The strike notice and successful observance of to-day’s programme has already created impact on the BSNL management. Director (HRD) called the union for discussion. He offered 4 months’ Basic Pay as IR. Union emphatically told the management that less than 4 months’ Basic + D.P. is not acceptable as IR, Union also demanded that revised rates of HRA be paid according to Central Govt. rates from the same date i.e. September’08. Union also forcefully argued for 5 years wage agreement with fitment benefit at per with executives. The discussion is still inconclusive. Get prepared for the coming struggles including May 19-20 strike.For More Details pl. Vistwww.bsnleuchq.comhttp://bsnlnewsbyashokhindocha.blogspot.com
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Meeting with DIR(HRD), BSNL. GS, SNEA & AIBSNLEA along with other office bearers met DIR(HRD) and discussed a) Non finalization of R/R for STS equivalent and above (Group A R/R):- We strongly protested against the non finalization of the R/R in the Board meeting held yesterday even though it was placed before it two months back on 26/02/2009. If the Management was serious on the matter, it would have definitely cleared in this Board meeting. We clearly told the Management that further delay is not acceptable to us as the agreement was reached almost one year back on this issue and the entire Executives are waiting for almost nine years of formation of BSNL for this R/R for their regular promotion. We also made it clear that we will not accept any proposal in the name of BCG on the already agreed HR issues. DIR(HRD) informed that the Govt. nominees in the Board made some suggestions and sought some more details which has to be further discussed in the Board meeting. He assured that the R/R will be finalized in the next Board meeting itself as assured to us and he will take full efforts for the same. Since CMD, BSNL was out of station we could not meet him on this serious development. b) Implementation of additional DA of 9.4% for fixation of pay as per the DPE order dated 02-04-2009: We strongly pleaded for the implementation of the Govt. decision taken on the IDA for pay fixation w.e.f 01-01-2007 based on the recommendations of Group of Ministers (The GoM formed after the strike by the Oil Sector Officers Association). For pay fixation DA has to be taken as 78.2% instead of 68.8% as per the revised order. DIR(HRD) informed that the profit of BSNL also has to be taken into account as it is having financial implications. Since it is a Govt. decision applicable to all CPSUs for pay fixation, BSNL is having no other option, but to implement the same, we informed the Management. We will chalk out our future course of action on both the issues after meeting CMD also in this regard.c) Transfer and postings in the cadre of SDE/DE etc. The pending request transfer cases in different cadres also discussed and the personnel section is issuing a consolidated list of transfer orders. 16 th April 2009FINALIZATION OF RECT. RULES FOR STS EQUIVALENT AND ABOVE (GROUP A R/R): The BSNL full board meeting held on 16/04/2009 not finalised the R/R. It is learned that the directors from DoT made some suggestions which has to be discussed further. The proposed R/R approved by the management Committee was placed before the board in its last meeting held on 26/02/2009.
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23.04.09]Press Release dated on 23.04.2009 - Strike by BSNL Workers <>www.bsnleuchq.comhttp://ashokhindocha.blogspot.comhttp://bsnlnewsbyashokhindocha.blogspot.comToday BSNL Employyes /members of BSNLEU & United Forum members have perform his duty while on the fast ,as per the instruction of CHQ-BSNLEU-ND & Gujart Circle-BSNLEU-UnionCongratulations to all the BSNL Employess for supportWorkres Unity Zindabad-UNited we standAshok HindochaSECRETARY-BSNLEU-WTR-RAJKOTM-9426201999E-mail:-hindochaashok@gmail.com
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TAMILNAD CIRCLESatanic versus of BSNL Management(Rejoinder to its Letter dt April 22, 2009)At last BSNL has shown its true colors. The devil is now in its own scriptures. It talks much about the ill-affordability during our wage negotiations. We have cautioned enough about the evil designs of the management- Unfortunately BSNLEU fails to grasp the need of unity to face the irresponsible and adamant management. Non-Executive unions should come out from their world of ego and unite to speak in one voice. We should not carry forward our in fights too far when we are in demand of acting in unison and in time.BSNL Management is in its fool’s paradise and in day dreaming to play its dirty monkey business in the arena of multiple trade unionisms. We should not allow it to happen. Non Executive unions should prove our mettle that we should not fall prey to the BSNL’s divisive ruling tactics.BSNL management has issued a letter to all CGMs with a copy to the applicant unions and one D O letter by Director HRD on April 22nd to BSNLEU. It is not our duty to defend BSNLEU for all its failure like not bringing utmost unity, being unstable etc. Our duty/ task are to defend our non-executives in terms as a whole. Advance:-Regarding advance the management was all along very tactful and avoided settling the issue even after knowing that the case was favoured in many industries. BSNL wantonly delayed utilizing the vacillating position of BSNLEU. After Officers got their arrears, the issue becomes so sensitive. The management has started feeling the heat after our call of Dharna / fast etc. Now BSNL is claiming much about its logical- reasonable offer of 3 months basic pay as advance i.e. 12000 minimum. This offer is neither logical nor reasonable. BSNL management is deliberately shutting its eyes and not seeing the orders of other PSUs. Many of the PSUs have already issued orders and the minimum is Rs 25000. BSNL calculates the arrears on the basis of 10% fitment (for 5 years settlement) and prescribes Rs 400 as minimum jump. We should totally reject this dole and fight to establish our right for getting the due share.Periodicity:-BSNL management is louder about 10 year’s periodicity. Where is the guideline for 10 years? Can BSNL management show a single line to substantiate10 years?. After 01-05-08 guidelines ‘10 years’ periodicity’ has gone. BSNL has no authority to speak about 10 years and play foul. Various orders, issued for the revision of pay scales of executives mention nothing about periodicity. Regarding periodicity the following are our points to ponder.• Not below 5 years is the only mandatory condition• BSNL management claims that in a company wage revision period should be same. This is not a mandatory condition in any of the guidelines. If it is same, then it is good but that is not a mandatory condition.• There is no guideline to link periodicity with fitment- i.e. 10 years means 30% and 5 years means reduced benefit- 10% • There is no guideline to link periodicity with pension also.• The only other condition is ‘decision of the administrative ministry’. We quote: “The administrative Ministry/ Departments concerned with the CPSE’s may take a decision as a case by case basis for the periodicity of wage settlement below 10 years but not less than 5 years with the approval of their minister” Neither the BSNL nor the recognized union with its allies since 01-05-08 has evinced any interest to take the issue to the ministry or the MOC.• The argument of the BSNL management is highly fallacious and it is distorting our demand by its interpretation as if we are demanding wage revision with a periodicity less than that of executives. No body has placed any such demand and BSNL is deliberately creating that picture. Nobody in the executive side knows their periodicity. So the question of less or more periodicity comparing executives does not arise. We are placing our demand only according to the DPE’s mandatory guidelines that it should not be below 5 years. • We couldn’t understand the BSNL’s double talk regarding seeking approval from DOT. They claim they are so powerful to explore 5 yearly wage revisions without DOT’s approval if the fitment formula is suitably lowered. We don’t know, on what basis or authority BSNL is advancing this argument. Then why BSNL is dragging DOT in the picture for 5 years with 30% or more fitments. There is no guideline as- if higher fitments then seek approval from DOT. • COAL settles the issue of 5 years, there is no guideline to exempt coal alone for 5 years. Unions in other PSUs are all fighting for 5 years and demanding more than 30 % fitment. COAL employees got 52% fitment in the last 10 years by two ‘5 years settlement’ Their executives are yet to get their pay revised even after 10 years. There is no such ‘same period of wage revision’. Coal is also having their own pension scheme• Even for executives’ if the political climate is so favourable, then they may get the next pay committee after 5 years. If non executive unions can achieve the 5 years then that would help the Executives also to follow suit. .Fitment:-• The uniform fitment ‘30% on basic plus DA 68.8% (Now 78.2%) as on 01-01-07’ is the guideline issued by DPE dt 26th Nov 2008 (MOC/ DOT vide its 61-01/2009-SU dt 27-02-09). It is not a general guideline for Bi-partite wage negotiations (BWC) to be quoted as a ceiling. There is no such guideline from the DPE fixing any percentage as ceiling. • BWC of non executives may have any fitment even more than 30% but it is all according to the bargaining strength- unity and of course affordability of the particular industry. • On the question of affordability, the DPE guidelines dt 26-11-08 speaks very clearly. . “The CPSE’s which are not able to adopt revised pay scales (2007) may give an increase on the basic plus DA drawn in the pre- revised scale as on 01-01-07, with a uniform lower fitment of 10% or 20%, depending upon their affordability, with the approval of their Ministry/ Department”• BSNL has not considered this option of lower fitment of 10% or 20% and the order was issued for 30% as it is affordable to provide the fitment for Executives.• Take the question of PRP. The guideline is • “Affordability for implementation of pay revision:…. CPSEs that cannot afford to pay full package can implement with either part PRP or no PRP. These CPSE’s may pay the full package subsequently, provided the dip in the profit (PBT) is fully recovered to the original level” • In the ‘PRP’ case also CMD BSNL has issued one letter on the New Year Day itself (01-01-09) that executives could have PRP only instead of the present PLI. BSNL does not care about the affordability and ready to join the ‘PRP club. • The reply of ill- affordability given by BSNL for our demanding higher fitment is farce and discriminatory in nature.Whenever we cite the facilities and pay scales enjoying by the higher-ups, they get up set and sour. We cannot be a blind ally to their whims and fancies.• Take the scale of CMD 27750- 750- 31500. If he has to get the so called uniform benefit of 30% then his starting scale should be 27750 *1.688*1.3= 60894.6 say even 61000- but the scale starts with 80000 Taking end scale 31500 then 31500*1.688*1.3=69123.60 rounding that it may be 70000 only- but the starting scale is 80000. How can the BSNL establish that the fitment is only 30% and not above 30%? For E9 scale also (which one we want to compare and restrict ourselves on reliability) we can deduce higher fitment not the so called uniform 30% fitment. The same is the case of Directors also. All the higher ups were ensured with higher scales and in that way the fitment discrimination was so subtly designed. • BSNL management is defending its arguments by quoting the DPE guidelines dated 9-11-2006. “2. (viii)… It has been ensured that such negotiated wages would not come in conflict with the pay revision of officers and non-unionized supervisors of the CPSEs”.The same guidelines are only helping us. Why BSNL is creating rift by offering lower fitment when the guideline is clear about “NO CONFLICT”UNITE TO FIGHT:BSNL is unnecessarily harping on ambiguities and not seeing the writing in the wall. BSNL is causing heavy damage to the industrial relation. It is fully responsible for the industrial unrest that is smoldering. Five-yearly revision with 50% fitment benefit would alone protect the relativity. Management may not mind about the relativity and may try to lower it further but we should mind it. The need of the hour is unity. BSNLEU should come out from its obsession of copyright, first respect ‘Parivattam’ attitude. All the non-executive unions should join together and prove that we cannot bare any non-sense.Let ‘May’ unite us all and let us go together to the arena of Strike.23-4-09
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Rural areas fuel telecom growth in India By IANS Friday,24 April 2009, 00:22 hrs Comment(0)PrintForwardNew Delhi:When most sectors are bearing the brunt of global economic slowdown, India's telecom industry is continuing with its high growth saga, thanks to the expanding subscriber base in the rural areas.India last month saw the highest number of subscriber addition, 15.87 million, about three times the population of countries like Finland, Denmark and Singapore. A majority of the numbers were from the rural market with the urban market becoming more or less saturated. The mobile handset replacement market and the switch from landline telephony to mobile telecom have also been the driving force for such robust growth."The overwhelming number of connections that are added every month is due to the reach of the network to those sections of society it had never touched before," T.V. Ramachandran, director general of GSM operators' lobby Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), told IANS.The country, which already boasts of the second-largest telecom user base in the world after China and ahead of the US, now has 429.72 million telecom subscribers, in both the wireless and mobile segments, with a record growth of 59.48 percent last fiscal.According to the industry watchdog, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the overall tele-density in the country reached 36.98 at the end of March."The current numbers have exceeded our forecast also. And with this pace, we should be able to achieve about 800 million subscribers by 2012," Ramachandran said. The key factors driving the voluminous growth in rural areas are affordability and government policies.Sunil Dutt, country head of Samsung's telecom division, is also upbeat about the industry's growth rate."We expect the mobile handset market to grow by 10-15 percent this year, largely driven by first time users in the tier II, III, IV cities as well as the replacement segment in the metros and larger cities," Dutt said.With almost 13 million new connections being added every month, the industry's prospects are bright, he said."Also, with both the handset makers and the service providers working towards expanding their penetration and customising their products and services for the semi-urban markets, I see the mobile sector in India sustaining its growth," Dutt added.However, some telecom experts believe that this is just a temporary phenomenon and the high growth rate would continue for a maximum of 8-10 more quarters."These numbers would continue for 8-10 quarters, owing to low sim card prices, but then for how long will these sim cards produce money for telecom operators? This is a major issue," Jaideep Ghosh, communications director of global consultancy firm KPMG, told IANS."The growth is good, but the penetration of telecom services in the rural areas has not been impressive," he added.COAI's Ramachandran also said, "No matter how many millions of subscribers we add, the penetration would still remain at 60-70 percent even after two-three years."Talking about the challenges ahead, he said a very limited spectrum was available for many players in the market. Moreover, the government needs to reduce duties and levies to spur greater growth."This sector delivers the most to the country; yet we don't get any benefit from the government," Ramachandran said, adding: "We deserve the best support owing to the unprecedented growth." For Latest news pl. visithttp://ashokhindocha.blogspot.comhttp://bsnlnewsbyashokhindocha.blogspot.com
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24.04.09]Press Release dated on 24.04.2009 - BSNL Employees observed mass-fast on duty on 24th April throughout the country <>

[24.04.09]CONGRATULATIONS: - United Forum and CHQ-BSNLEU convey warm congratulations to all non-executive employees of BSNL for massive participation in to-day’s (24.04.2009) Mass-Fast while on duty wearing black badges. Report of massive demonstrations and successful observance of the programme has been received from all parts of the country. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary, BSNLEU and other leaders of United Forum addressed a massive gathering at Corporate Office (New Delhi) during recess period. They called for intensifying the struggle and make the strike on 19 – 20 May a resounding success.

The strike notice and successful observance of to-day’s programme has already created impact on the BSNL management. Director (HRD) called the union for discussion. He offered 4 months’ Basic Pay as IR. Union emphatically told the management that less than 4 months’ Basic + D.P. is not acceptable as IR, Union also demanded that revised rates of HRA be paid according to Central Govt. rates from the same date i.e. September’08. Union also forcefully argued for 5 years wage agreement with fitment benefit at per with executives. The discussion is still inconclusive. Get prepared for the coming struggles including May 19-20 strike.
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Rural areas fuel telecom growth in India
By IANS
Friday,24 April 2009, 00:22 hrs Comment(0)PrintForward
New Delhi:When most sectors are bearing the brunt of global economic slowdown, India's telecom industry is continuing with its high growth saga, thanks to the expanding subscriber base in the rural areas.

India last month saw the highest number of subscriber addition, 15.87 million, about three times the population of countries like Finland, Denmark and Singapore.


A majority of the numbers were from the rural market with the urban market becoming more or less saturated. The mobile handset replacement market and the switch from landline telephony to mobile telecom have also been the driving force for such robust growth.

"The overwhelming number of connections that are added every month is due to the reach of the network to those sections of society it had never touched before," T.V. Ramachandran, director general of GSM operators' lobby Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), told IANS.

The country, which already boasts of the second-largest telecom user base in the world after China and ahead of the US, now has 429.72 million telecom subscribers, in both the wireless and mobile segments, with a record growth of 59.48 percent last fiscal.

According to the industry watchdog, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the overall tele-density in the country reached 36.98 at the end of March.

"The current numbers have exceeded our forecast also. And with this pace, we should be able to achieve about 800 million subscribers by 2012," Ramachandran said. The key factors driving the voluminous growth in rural areas are affordability and government policies.

Sunil Dutt, country head of Samsung's telecom division, is also upbeat about the industry's growth rate.

"We expect the mobile handset market to grow by 10-15 percent this year, largely driven by first time users in the tier II, III, IV cities as well as the replacement segment in the metros and larger cities," Dutt said.

With almost 13 million new connections being added every month, the industry's prospects are bright, he said.

"Also, with both the handset makers and the service providers working towards expanding their penetration and customising their products and services for the semi-urban markets, I see the mobile sector in India sustaining its growth," Dutt added.

However, some telecom experts believe that this is just a temporary phenomenon and the high growth rate would continue for a maximum of 8-10 more quarters.

"These numbers would continue for 8-10 quarters, owing to low sim card prices, but then for how long will these sim cards produce money for telecom operators? This is a major issue," Jaideep Ghosh, communications director of global consultancy firm KPMG, told IANS.

"The growth is good, but the penetration of telecom services in the rural areas has not been impressive," he added.

COAI's Ramachandran also said, "No matter how many millions of subscribers we add, the penetration would still remain at 60-70 percent even after two-three years."

Talking about the challenges ahead, he said a very limited spectrum was available for many players in the market. Moreover, the government needs to reduce duties and levies to spur greater growth.

"This sector delivers the most to the country; yet we don't get any benefit from the government," Ramachandran said, adding: "We deserve the best support owing to the unprecedented growth."
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सिद्धार्थ / मुंबई 04 21, 2009






अब दूरसंचार ऑपरेटरों को लाइसेंस या अधिाकर पत्र दिखाकर बैंकों से कर्ज लेने में परेशानी हो सकती है।

रिजर्व बैंक के नए आदेशों के अनुसार अथोराइजेशन, अधिकार पत्र और लाइसेंस अब नए कर्ज लेने में काम नहीं आएंगे। अभी तक मूर्त संपत्ति के रुप में मानते हुए बैंक इन्हें गारंटी के रुप में स्वीकार कर लेते थे। इसका बड़ा असर नई दूरसंचार कंपनियों पर पड़ सकता है।

एक बैंकर के अनुसार किसी खास तरह की बुनियादी ढांचा परियोजना में करीब आधा कर्ज प्रतिभूतियों, गारंटी और अन्य जमानतों के जरिए हासिल किया जाता था। इसमें से आधा हिस्सा दूरसंचार लाइसेंस को बतौर जमानत पेश कर हासिल किया जाता था। पर अब इस तरह उठाए गए कर्ज को असुरक्षित माना जाएगा और इसका जोखिम भी 125 प्रतिशत होगा।

इससे बैंको की पूंजी पर्याप्तता पर दबाव बढ़ जाएगा क्योंकि उनको उन परियोजनाओं के लिए ज्यादा पैसे रखने होंगे जहां जमानत के रुप में अधिकार या आथोरिटी दी हुई है। बैंकरों का कहना है कि उदाहरण के लिए हाईवे निर्माण जैसी अन्य परियोजनाओं में कर्जदाता टोल से उगाही जाने वाली रकम पर शुल्क लगाते हैं।

बिजली परियोजनाओं के विकास के लिए इस्तेमाल जमीन को जमानत के तौर पर रखा जाता है। जबकि मशीनरी कर्जदाता के पास रखी होती है। मोबाइल सेवा परिचालन शुरू किए जाने के लिए सरकार ने दूरसंचार कंपनियों को लगभग 120 लाइसेंस दिए हैं। इनमें आधा दर्जन कं पनियां पूरे भारत में सेवाएं देने की संभावना तलाश रही हैं।

हरेक कंपनी को सेवा शुरू करने के लिए लगभग 10,000-15,000 करोड़ रुपये की जरूरत है। मौजूदा कंपनियां भी अपनी मौजूदगी बढ़ाने के लिए कर्ज जुटा रही हैं। अपनी विस्तार योजनाओं पर अमल करने के लिए कोष जुटाने वाली मौजूदा कंपनियों को पैसा देने से पहले ऋणदाता कॉलेटरल की कीमत के निर्धारण के लिए लाइसेंस की बाजार कीमत का आकलन करते हैं।

ऐसे में कंपनी के लिए अगर लाइसेंस की कीमत 500 करोड़ रुपये है तो यह उधार लेने वाले के लिए कॉलेटरल जरूरत कम करने के लिए हाल में जारी किए गए लाइसेंस की कीमत के एवज में रखा गया है। पूरे भारत में लाइसेंस की कीमत 1,651 करोड़ रुपये है जिसमें 4.4 मेगा हट्र्ज स्पैक्ट्रम मुफ्त होता है।
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[23.04.09]United Forum rejects the paltry Interim Relief and fitment offered by management - Letter from Shri Gopal Das, Director (HRD) to Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary, BSNLEU and Reply from Com. Namboodiri to Shri Gopal Das <> <>

[23.04.09]A letter to PGM (IR) - Walk-out from wage negotiation committee due to unreasonable attitude of the management <>

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[23.04.09]Notice for strike and other programme of action for settlement of Wage Revision <>

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Essential things that are no longer free
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Senior Software M...Once upon a time, long long ago, so long ago that no one remembers, there were things which we could get for free: Nature, fresh air, a healthy body, a meditative mind, giving sharing caring relationships and a God-centered soul. These were the things India and Indians were famous for … and today they are no longer free.
The great expanses of natural sceneries, the peace and tranquility of great green paddy fields, the hum of bees, the singing of birds, an availability of proximity to Nature. Nearness to Nature kept us always in gratitude, admiration and wonder, in a prayerful state of mind. Today we do not even have enough trees in our cities, there is so much pollution that Nature gets stifled. Thus Nature is no longer free.
Next, clean pure air to fill our lungs to our fill, the time to meditate, to walk amongst clean green surroundings, to derive the double benefit of Nature, exercise and solitude. Today most educated people live in cities where the pollution levels have been classified as below safety levels … so we find burdened with poverty of clean fresh air. So clean fresh air is no longer free.
A healthy body stands on 4 pillars: Exercise, Attitude, Rest and Nutrition.
(a) Exercise: requires time and mood. We are highly competitive, highly stressed out and lack of time and mood are the easiest excuses for lack of exercise.
(b) Attitude: must be Positive Mental Attitude. Reading newspapers which carry negative stories of crime and exploitation are conducive to stress and worry, migraines, lack of sleep and erosion of trust and faith in fellow human beings. Negative attitude is more prevalent and free advice is available esp to place obstacles for others’ progress.
(c) Rest: should be adequate: neither too much nor too little and at the most optimum time. Optimum time for rest is at night 10pm to early morning 4am. How many of us have the luxury to enjoy rest during this time? Late night life at parties or at work, night shifts, and the great TV serials all contribute towards loss of adequate sleep and rest.
(d) Wholesome Nutrition: as per WHOs Recommended Daily Allowance. First of all we do not know the components of the RDA, the foods we must consume to ensure that we get the RDA daily into our bodies. The vegetables and fruits we consume are treated with fertilizers and contain traces of urea. We no longer grow our own vegetables and fruits and we do not have time to cook meals in slow flame so that the phytonutrients are not lost.
Thus, wrt Health we know that we are paying the price with disorders and diseases in India. Refer to blog “Health Awareness is a must for Indians“ for further details.
Remember any leisurely evening meal when the whole family, often joint family would get together and share the happenings and highlights of the day. Do u now have the time for spending with relatives and friends? The new mantra of quality time does not hold water any longer … ‘cos relationships require both Quantity and quality. This is especially so due to the complexity of choices available with the youth to go astray. It is of course better to have lots of quantity of quality time together. The fad today is to take a video capture and replay that for next 3 months cos the parent(s) is away on travel for work. When the father (or working mother … and often even the stay-at-home mother) are busy in their own worlds of office, travel, cell phone, pagers and worrisome thoughts and do not establish the emotional bonds with their children during the childs youth ... it is not fair to expect that the child will have the time to take care of aged parents. Thus with absence of joint families, a sharing caring atmosphere for growing up is no longer free
Relationships with ourselves: when we do not have time to spend with our near & dear ones who make use of all their rights of proximity to interrupt us as and when they feel they need our attention, then imagine your own self … who will remind us to spend time with ourselves … and this is a very important ingredient to future successes. We know 5 to 10 minutes of solitude, visualization and positive self-affirmations does a great deal of good … but where is the time? For ourselves, for prayer and for increasing our nearness to God? The prayers we say today are like … with God all things are possible. God + 1 = Impossible become I am Possible. So we need to start thinking of God as tangible … and daily not ritual but a daily, hourly, ever-available friend for counseling, for listening to our worries, for giving us courage and directions, who will help us achieve our goals, dreams and worthwhile desires.
Thus just as freedom is not free, u have to work for it. Success will not chase u, u have to earn it thru persistent consistent small small efforts done on a daily basis. Similarly in order to have the essential items: Nature, fresh air, a healthy body, a meditative mind, giving sharing caring relationships and a God-centered soul, we have to put in appropriate and right action on a DAILY basis in persistent consistent manner to achieve and maintain all these ‘bare essentials of life’.

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The Director HRD BSNL has written a letter to recognized union (-G.S,Shri VAN Namboodiri)BSNLEU to consider ten years wage revision elaborating the benefits of the same. Here some Imp./salient features of 10/5 year Wage Revision.

Salient features of 10 years Wage Revision:
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1.30% Fitment benefit as was given to executives will be applicable to non executive also.
2.As the pension revision is done once in ten yeas, there will not be any confusion on that score.
3.There will not be two categories of wage revision and the different periodicity for executive and non executives.
4.Wage revision exercise can be completed within a time reasonable timeframe.
5.The quantum of advance will be more than the one suggested by the management.

Salient features of 5 year Wage Revision:

1.Prior approval of Ministry is necessary.
2.Fitment benefit may not be equal to that of executives which will affect the pay/pension prospects of employees who are due to retire within next five years.
3.There may be confusion in pension revision due to change in periodicity.
4.Wage revision exercise likely to prolong.
5.The quantum of advance suggested by Management (three months Pay) is to meager to consider.
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22.04.09]United Forum of BSNL Unions

Wage Negotiating Committee meeting held today (22.04.2009) and the talks failed. BSNL Management refused to meet the Minimum Demands on Interim Relief and Fitment Formula. In protest, the Staff Side Staged Walkout from the meeting declaring Trade Union Action. The following programme of Trade Union Action are decided by the United Forum.

Programme of Action

24.04.2009 One Day Fast While on Duty

19.05.2009 & 20.05.2009 Two Days' Strike

If no improvement is seen, it is decided to declare Indefinite Strike during the First Week of June 2009.

Mobilise - Campaign - Implement

Sd/- V.A.N. Namboodiri (GS, BSNLEU), Sd/- V. Subburaman (GS, TEPU), Sd/- Suresh Kumar (GS, BSNLMS), Sd/- Hari Singh (GS, BTU BSNL), Sd/- B.R. Jakhatia (GS, SEWA BSNL), Sd/- A.D. Patil (GS, AIBCTES), Sd/- Dhiraj Chaudhari (GS, SNATTA)

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"PARTH NE KAHO CHADHAVE BAN HAVE TO YUDH EJ KALYAN""
"WORKERS ARE NOR BEGGERS" WE Wll Fight for our Right

In toadys(dtd.22-04-2009) wage Revision Commitee Meeting was held at New-Delhi with Wage Revision Committee-The BSNLEU Leadres walked-out from the Meeting as our geneune Demands are not accepted by the Manaemenent/wage revision committee.
"Workers are Not the "BEGGERS"
We will fight for our Right.
Descrimination should not be allowed.
the detail progrrame will be issued by BSNLEU-CHQ-ND & Circle Union-Gujarat
late us wait
BE ready for Fight.workerrs unity Zindabad
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'How real are the figures on black money abroad?'

Business Standard / New Delhi April 22, 2009, 0:41 IST



Though there are different views on the Global Financial Integrity numbers that the BJP cites, getting the money back to India is not going to be an easy task.


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S GURUMURTHY
Convener, Swadeshi Jagran Manch

‘The OECD threat of sanctions has got some tax havens to cave in — so India can get its funds back if it joins the global crusade. Apart from the Congress, other political parties want this’

A lot of ‘black wealth’ from India flows to Switzerland every year. This is not what LK Advani is saying, but is something Dominique Dreyer, the Swiss Ambassador to India, said at the 60th anniversary of the Indo-Swiss Friendship Treaty last year. The first serious work on the global stock of illicit money was done by Raymond W Baker, a Harvard and Brookings scholar. His book Capitalism’s Achilles Heel — Dirty Money and How to Renew Free Market System (2005) estimates the stock of illicit money at $11.5 trillion, to which one trillion gets added annually. Around $500 billion a year flow to the rich from the rest, according to Baker. Aided by the Ford Foundation, the Baker-headed Global Financial Integrity (the GFI is a programme of the Washington-based Centre for International Policy) has estimated the country-wise flows of illicit money. It puts the outflow from India during 2002-06 at $137.5 billion (Rs 6.88 lakh crore). How much more could the loot since 1947 be? Dev Kar, who was involved in the GFI study, has clarified that the GFI estimates of the loot from India are an understatement.

Can India win the loot back from Swiss banks and elsewhere? It’s doable, but this requires a sustained global effort. India needs to get the past loot back and to stop ongoing plunder. Safe havens and secret banks make this pillage unstoppable by any nation on its own. Collective coercion is needed. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) formulated transparency rules which were approved by the G20 in 2004; and by the UN Committee of Experts on International Co-operation on Tax Matters in 2008. The US, UK, France and Germany are now using the OECD and G20 platforms to threaten the Swiss and the rest with sanctions if they do not mend their laws to comply with the OECD norms. So far, six tax havens including the Swiss have succumbed. Forced by the economic crisis, the West, for whom financial secrecy was a sacred part of an individual’s privacy, has taken a U-turn to declare it as evil today. The day secret banking is outlawed is not far off. But India needs more. Richard Murphy, a chartered accountant in the UK who fights against tax havens, says that developing countries (read India) need a better model to break the secrecy than the OECD one — under which the country seeking information needs to give the name and account numbers of the suspected looter. India needs to fight for a better regime.

India must be a leader in this global crusade. But look at what it does instead. It does not welcome the OECD endeavours, it does not join the G20 efforts, nor does it ask for the Indian names hidden in the secret LGT Bank data offered by the German government. The media claims that the officials here have advised the Indian envoy in Germany not to pester the government there for the LGT bank secrets! Worse, not long ago, India allowed the fugitive Ottavio Quottrocchi to take back the Bofors loot kept frozen by the Central Bureau of Investigation. All this has led to a perception that India is not serious about getting its illicit wealth back. This perception, which undermines our moral character and impedes our efforts, needs to change. But, a welcome national consensus is emerging today with the BJP, CPI(M), AIADMK, SP and BSP — but regrettably not the Congress — taking up the issue. It is primarily a global battle with national effort as a critical additive. A determined India can do it. The global situation cannot be more ideal for its efforts.

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JAIRAM RAMESH
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

‘The GFI has a range of $4.7-$22.7 billion but the BJP cites only the top figure. Since the data doesn’t account for capital inflows, it is incomplete and has other problems as well’

That there are Indians with Swiss bank accounts is incontrovertible. There can also be no dispute on the fact that we need to try and get this money back. We have had amnesty schemes in the past — some have succeeded and some have not. But in the six years that LK Advani’s party was in power, did they take a single step to get details of Indian accounts in Swiss banks? In contrast, after the Liechtenstein bank disclosures on individuals who had accounts with it, our government has been in touch with the German authorities to get details of the Indians who have deposits there. That said, how much money there is in overseas banks? The question of how to get it back, and whether this can be done in the period Advani has in mind, all come later.

The BJP leader has cited obscure sources on the internet, none of which are really reliable. He has also used the Global Financial Integrity (GFI) report of the Washington-based Centre for International Policy. But the GFI estimates are based on modelling, they are not based on bank records of individuals. And while using this report, the BJP has deliberately suppressed vital aspects of the study. I have corresponded with the main author of the report to corroborate the points I’m making.

First, the study is academic in nature. It is not like the Liechtenstein data which has individual records.

All the capital flight from India in the period 2002-06, which the report tries to estimate, took place through under-invoicing of exports (to keep export dollars abroad) or through over-invoicing of imports (to send out more dollars than actually required). The kind of trade policy reforms that are being carried should logically have reduced the amount that was traditionally kept abroad through such mis-pricing. More important, the GFI methodology is not as robust as you’d think. The methodology relies on the difference in the unit price that is obtained from India’s exports data and that obtained from the US import data — in the case of exports, it is India’s import data and US export data. This works well in high-value exports where the unit values are easily arrived at. But since most Indian trade is in low-value segments where the unit values are not available at sufficiently disaggregated levels, this makes the exercise somewhat dicey.

The GFI study cites a range for capital flight. As the main author of the study Dev Kar puts it, “When one is talking about the clandestine outflow of black money from a country, it is much harder to defend a number than to defend a range of possible outflow values." The range the study gives is between $4.7 billion and $22.7 billion each year between 2002 and 2006. Advani cites only the top figure. The change in exchange rates would also affect the figures for the later years, but the BJP does not mention this.

The GFI exercise looks at gross outflows from trade mispricing. It does not account for capital inflows which also need to be taken into account since black money also comes back. When you look at India’s capital account, there is a negative flow; that is, there is a possible reversal of capital flight! This knocks the bottom out of the Advani campaign.

Once you keep these factors in mind it becomes pretty clear the ‘data’ cited by Advani does not exist, and he is distorting the studies he’s quoting.

(As told to Sunil Jain)





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