Friday, July 9, 2010

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09.07.2010]Stand as one man to defeat the Pitroda Committee’s recommendations

The Telecom Commission has decided to form an internal committee to study the report of the Sam Pitroda Committee’s report. This committee will be headed by Shri S.C.Misra, Member (Services) of the Telecom Commission. It may be recollected that the Sam Pitroda Committee recommended cancellation of BSNL’s 93 million line tender. The BSNL Board immediately acted on this recommendation and has already cancelled the tender. This cancellation has aggravated BSNL’s capacity crunch and has done irreparable damage to BSNL. The Pitroda Committee has also recommended 30% sale of BSNL’s shares to a strategic partner as well as retrenchment of one lakh employees through VRS. Thus, it is needless to say that the Pitroda Committee’s recommendations should be thrown away lock stock and barrel. The JAC will closely monitor the developments. If necessary we will stand as one man to defeat the recommendations of the Pitroda Committee’s recommendations.

[09.07.2010]Massive JAC convention at Bangalore

Karnataka circle JAC conducted a massive convention at Bangalore on 08.07.2010. Com.K.S.Seshadri, President, JAC, Karnataka, cum Circle Secretary NFTE, presided over the convention. Com.C.K.Gundanna, Convenor, JAC, Karnataka cum Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, delivered the welcome address. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convenor, JAC, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, Com.G.L.Jogi, GS, SNEA, Com.Prahalad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com.R.Venkataraman, President, TEPU and Com.Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, addressed the convention. Veteran leaders of Karnataka circle, Com.W.S.Seshagiri Rao (SNEA) and Com.Babu (NFTE) also addressed the gathering.

[08.07.2010]Review of result of JAO Part-II 40% quota held in the year 2010 <>

[08.07.2010]JAC Convention at Hyderabad - 07.07.2010 <>

[08.07.2010]Special Recruitment for filling up the backlog vacancies reserved for SCs, STs, OBCs and Persons with Disabilities in TTA cadre <>

[07.07.2010]78.2% IDA merger – JAC meets the committee – 06.07.2010

On 06.07.2010, the JAC leaders met the committee, which has been formed by the BSNL management to recommend on the 78.2% IDA merger. The JAC leaders vehemently argued for the immediate merger of 78.2% IDA, w.e.f. 01.01.2007 for both the Executives and the Non-Executives. The management side members accepted that 78.2% IDA merger is fully justified for the employees. However, they stated that the financial position of the company was not satisfactory for making the payment. But the JAC leaders told in no uncertain terms that management has no other option but to make the payment immediately.

[07.07.2010]JAC reviews the preparations for the National Convention – 06.07.2010

The JAC meeting took place on 06.07.2010 under the chairmanship of Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA. Almost all the General Secretaries of the constituent unions and associations participated in the meeting. The meeting reviewed the post card campaign and decided to extend the last date for posting till 19.07.2010. The JAC meeting reviewed the preparations of the National Convention to be held at New Delhi on 19.07.2010 and took decisions to effectively conduct the same. Apart from Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Convenor, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS also participated in the meeting.

[07.07.2010]Pensioners convention and Dharna at New Delhi – 04.07.2010

Bharat Central Pensioners Confederation organized a National Convention and Dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, on 4th July, 2010. About 150 pensioners participated in it. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, BSNLEU and Advisor, All India BSNL-DoT Pensioners Association addressed the convention. He explained the efforts being taken to revise the pension of BSNL retirees, who retired prior to 01.01.2007 and other issues.

[06.07.2010]Reimburse BSNL's 3G & BWA Spectrum Charges - Hon'ble MoC writes to the FM <>

[06.07.2010]Oil Price hike - Nation give fitting reply <>

[06.07.2010]Com. Moni Bose remembered <>

[06.07.2010]Payment of Composite Transfer Grant on revised pay in respect of all employees working in BSNL <>

[06.07.2010]Grant of Training Allowance on revised rate in respect of all employees working in BSNL <>

[06.07.2010]Grant of Transport Allowance to the employees having official accommodation within one km of office or within a campus housing place of work and residence <>

[06.07.2010]Admissibility of Hindi Personal Pay for passing the examination of Hindi Teaching Scheme in respect of all categories of employees working in BSNL <>

[06.07.2010]Encashment of HPL against shortfall in Earned Leave of 300 days on retirement in respect of Executives/Non-Executives absorbed/directly recruited in BSNL <>

[03.07.2010]Building Fund.

Tripura District Union, under NE-I Circle has collected and sent Rs.1,51,200 to the CHQ towards building fund. Similarly Kolkata Telecom Factory circle union handed over Rs.1,36,200 to Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, on 01-07-2010, as Building Fund. CHQ congratulates the Tripura and Kolkata Telecom Factory District comrades for this excellent performance.

[03.07.2010]9th Meeting of BSNL Staff Welfare Board - regarding decision taken<>

[03.07.2010]BSNL Casual and Contract Workers' Federation calls for sustained struggles <>

[03.07.2010]Additional items given to the 24th National Council by Staff Side <>

[02.07.2010]CHQ Circular No.3 dated 01-07-2010 <>

[02.07.2010]BSNL order on eligibility criteria for interest bearing advances <>

[01.07.2010]CHQ Circular No.3 - JAC revives agitations <>

[30.06.2010]Maaya Bazaar <>

[29.06.2010]Designation Committee meeting - 29-06-2010 <>

[29.06.2010]Tamil Nadu Circle donates Rs. 2 lakhs as Building Fund

Tamil Nadu Circle Union has sent Rs. 2 lakhs towards the CHQ Building Fund. This is the first installment of donations given by five District Unions of Tamil Nadu Circle. CHQ congratulates the Tamil Nadu Circle Union.

[29.06.2010]Reduction in emoluments to the Non-Executives joining on or after 01.01.2007 - CHQ letter <>

[28.06.2010]Fight against this unjustified price hike <>

[26.06.2010]JAC letter to Communications Minister on 3G & BWA Spectrum charges to BSNL <>

[26.02.2010]Items for discussion in the 24th Meeting of National Council <>

[25.06.2010]Meeting with Honb’le MoC & IT Shri A.Raja - As decided in the JAC meeting held on 23-06-2010, at New Delhi, leaders of the JAC met the Hon’ble MOC&IT, Shri A. Raja at Coimbatore today. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Convenor, JAC, and General Secretaries Com. P.Abhimanyu, (BSNLEU), Com. G.L. Jogi (SNEA), Com. Prahalad Rai (AIBSNLEA), Com. V. Subburaman (TEPU) and others were present. Even before meeting the Hon’ble MOC, JAC leaders came to know today morning, that BSNL has already paid Rs.8313 crore towards BWA spectrum charges yesterday evening itself. As such, JAC leaders strongly pleaded to the Hon’ble MOC that BSNL’s spectrum charges should be reimbursed. In reply, Hon’ble MOC assured that he would strongly take up the issue with the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister. JAC leaders also brought to the notice of the Hon’ble MOC that there is no much progress in those issues on which assurances were given to the JAC, at the time of the April 20th indefinite strike. Hon’ble MOC assured that all these issues could be reviewed shortly, on his returning to New Delhi. The National JAC will also meet within a day or two at New Delhi and decide about further course of action.

[24.06.2010]News Update <>

[23.06.2010]Encashment of leave on revised pay - BSNL order <>

[22.06.2010]Will Arun Sarin will become the chief of BSNL ? <>


[21.06.2010]Historic decisions of the JAC held on 21-06-2010- <>

[21.06.2010]JAC meets Board of Directors of BSNL - <>

[21.06.2010]GS addresses NFPE Federal Council - The 8th Federal Council session of National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) is being held at New Delhi for 3 days from 20th June, 2010. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, attended the inaugural session on 20th June, 2010 and addressed. He informed the house about the on going developments in BSNL and emphasized the necessity for closer coordination between the postal and telecom trade unions. He assured the co-operation and solidarity of the BSNL Employees for the Indefinite Strike of the postal employees to start from 13th July, 2010.

[21.06.2010]Chattisgarh Circle Conference of AIBDPA - The Circle Conference of AIBDPA, Chhattisgarh Circle was held on 17th June 2010 at Gass Memorial Hall, Raipur under the presidium of Coms. R.L.Sreevastava and Bondarkar. Shri Ram Yagya, CGMT, Chhattisgarh addressed the Conference as the Chief Guest. Com. K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary, AIBDPA participated through out the conference and addressed both Open Session and Delegates session. He mainly focused his speech on the main important issues confronting the DOT and BSNL Pensioners and the necessity to strengthen AIBDPA. Shri G.K.Padhi, CCA, Chhattisgarh Circle, Com.S.C.Bhattacharjee, Circle Secretary,BSNLEU and Com.R.P.Atmapoojya, All India Org. Secretary, AIBDPA spoke.

The Conference unanimously elected Circle Office Bearers with Com. R.L.Shrivastava as President and Com. R.P.Atmapoojya as Circle Secretary.

[21.06.2010]Condolence - With deep grief we inform that Com. Umesh Avasthi, Sr.TOA and Organising Secretary of BSNLEU Corporate Office, New Delhi breathed his last on 18th June, 2010 due to severe heart attack. He was only 47. Staff and BSNLEU leaders went and personally conveyed their condolences.

CHQ expresses its deep grief and convey its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

[19.06.2010]JAC meeting with Secretary, DoT on 18.06.2010 <>

[19.06.2010]BSNL Casual & Contract Workers Federation Central Executive Committee Meeting on 2nd July, 2010 at Kolkata.

As meeting of the Central Executive Committee of BSNL Casual & Contract Workers Federation will be held KG Bose Smriti Bhawan, 20A, Adwitya Mallick at Kolkata – 700 006 at 1200 hours on 2nd July, 2010.

All office-bearers and Circle Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting without fail.

- Tapas Ghosh, Secretary General, BSNL C&CWF

[18.06.2010]Building fund - a new record by Warangal

District Secretary, BSNLEU, Warangal has informed that an amount of Rs.1,89,900 has been collected for building fund and sent to CHQ. All our members in Warangal SSA have given their donation for building fund. It is noteworthy that Warangal is the home district of Com. J. Sampath Rao, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, AP Circle. CHQ congratulates Com. Sampath Rao, District Secretary Com. Surender Reddy and all our members of Warangal SSA.

[18.06.2010]"Stop the loot" - JAC decisions <>

[17.06.2010]“ Bharat Strike Nigam Limited ” ? <>

[17.06.2010] Excellent response continues for building fund

The excellent response for CHQ’s call for building fund is continuing. Ujjain is a small SSA in M.P. Circle. The District Union of Ujjain has collected an amount of Rs.36,900/- as donation towards building fund and has sent to the CHQ. It is praiseworthy that all the members of BSNLEU in Ujjain have given the donation for building fund. CHQ congratulates Ujjain Comrades.

[16.06.2010]Massive Dharna at Corporate Office <>

[16.06.2010]Negative arrears - CHQ writes to BSNL <>

[15.06.2010]Observe nation wide Dharnas on 16.06.2010 -- JAC call

As per the call of the JAC successful lunch hour demonstrations are conducted throughout the country. As the next course of action, observe massive dharnas all over the country. Mobilise maximum number of employees in the dharna programme.

[14.06.2010]Demonstration at Corporate Office - Call of JAC <>

[14.06.2010]Building Fund - Hats off to the Bijapur and Belgaum Comrades.

Our District unions of Bijapur & Belgaum have set a very good example in the collection of Building Fund. Both the District unions have collected Rupees 1.5 lakh each (totally Rs. 3 lakhs) and have sent the DDs to CHQ. We congratulate the comrades of Bijapur & Belgaum for their exemplary performance.

[14.06.2010]Information on Bank loans <>

[14.06.2010]Anomaly due to accrual of increment of junior earlier than the senior - CHQ writes to BSNL <>

[12.06.2010] Before it is too late <>

[11.06.2010] Corporate Office issues order for compassionate Ground

Appointment of 420 persons. <>

[11.06.2010] Yesterday, today and tomorrow <>

[11.06.2010] AIBDPA Circular <>

[11.06.2010] AIBDPA writes to Secretary, DOT <>

[11.06.2010] AIBDPA writes to CMD, BSNL <>

[10.06.2010] JAC revives agitational programme <>

[10.06.2010]Agitational programmes - Notice to CMD, BSNL and Secretary, DOT <>

[09.06.2010] Joint Action Committee meeting today:- The issue of merger of 78.2% IDA is sufficiently discussed with Secretary, DoT, CMD, BSNL and Director (HR). The reply of Secretary, DoT was evasive, while CMD and Director (HR) are not in favour of giving 78.2% IDA merger. Similarly, the actions taken by BSNL management on various crucial issues, such as procurement of equipments etc. are very disappointing. To discuss all these aspects and to decide the future course of action, the Joint Action Committee is meeting at 16-00 hrs today

[09.06.2010] Meeting with Director HR on 08-06-2010. <>

[09.06.2010] 3G, BWA AUCTION GETS MORE THAN RUPEES ONE LAKH CRORE:- The Revenue from sale of 3G Spectrum and Broadband wireless Air waves (BWA) has crossed Rupees One lakh crores by 8th June 2010. From the 3G Spectrum auction, the government has got Rs. 67,719 crores. Till 8th June the auction amount for BWA has gone up to Rs. 34,554 crore. Both together the amount has reached Rs. 1,02,273 crore. Further the BWA auction is still not over.

It is now clear to everybody that by not auctioning 2G Spectrum earlier, the government has lost more than Rupees One lakh crore. Those who are responsible for this loss should be taken to task.

[08.06.2010]Immediate absorption of ITS officers in BSNL - Letter to Secretary, DOT. <>

[08.06.2010]Rs. 30,000 sent as building fund. CHQ congratulates Baruch District Union :- Baruch in Gujarat circle is the first District Union to send building fund to CHQ, collected from the payment of wage revision arrears. An amount of Rs.30,000 is sent to the CHQ as building fund by the Baruch District union. Baruch is a small SSA. In spite of that our district union has meticulously carried out the call of the CHQ to collect building fund. We congratulate the District Secretary Com. Kamal Vasava and the all our members of Baruch District. Baruch is an example for the overwhelming faith that our members, have on BSNLEU and also the enthusiasm for the call of the CHQ to collect of building fund.

[08.06.2010]78.2% IDA merger - some facts <>

[07.06.2010]49th Death Anniversary of Com. Dada Ghosh, first Secretary General of NFPTE.

To day, 7th June, 2010, is the 49th death anniversary of Com. B.N. Ghosh (Dada Ghosh), one of the pioneers of the P&T TU movement, who led the 1946 P&T strike and was the first Secretary General of NFPTE when it was formed merging all existing P&T unions. The II Central Pay Commission was appointed after the strike call by NFPTE in 1957. He breathed his last on 07-06-1961 at Kolkata.

CHQ pays its respectful homage to his memory. Let us follow his footsteps in the service of the workers.

[07.06.2010]National Trade Union Convention on 15th July 2010 <>

[07.06.2010]CHQ writes again to Director (HR) for relaxation in JAO part-II exam <>

[05.06.2010]Government on Disinvestment Spree <>

[05.06.2010] TTA Exam (LDCE) - certain facts <>

[04.06.2010] Condolence meeting for Com. Moni Bose at New Delhi. CHQ organised a condolence meeting at New Delhi on 4th June, 2010. The meeting took place in CTO Sabhagar at Eastern Court, New Delhi. Leaders representing almost all the unions and associations, in BSNL, including some senior most leaders, attended the meeting. All the speakers who addressed the meeting recollected the immense sacrifices of Com. Moni Bose and his stead fast commitment to the Working class movement. Together with CHQ, the circle unions of NTR circle and Corporate Office circle had made elaborate arrangements for the meeting, which was largely attended. In short the National capital made a fitting tributes to the great leader. Here are some of the views of the condolence meeting. <>

[04.06.2010]IDA Pension Revision for BSNL absorbees retired before 01.01.2007 - Letter to Secretary, DOT. <>

[04.06.2010]Procurement of additional 10 million mobile lines for BSNL - Letter to CMD, BSNL <>

[04.06.2010] CITU CELEBRATES 40TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY:- Centre of Indian Trade Unions is celebrating forty years of its fruitful existence. CITU was formed in the Foundation Conference held at Calcutta on 28 – 30 May 1970. The founder President and General Secretary were Coms. B.T. Ranadive and P. Ramamurthy respectively.

During its forty years of functioning CITU has organized sustained struggles to protect and safeguard the interests of the workers. It has been successful in uniting the trade union movement for against the anti-worker policies of the government. CITU has given guidance and direction to many of the trade unions, service associations in the country, including BSNLEU.

BSNLEU convey revolutionary Greetings to CITU and its members on the 40th Anniversary of formation of CITU.

[03.06.2010]Grant of 78.2% IDA w.e.f. 01.01.2007 - Letter to CMD, BSNL. <>

[03.06.2010]Removal of Anomaly in Pension for those retired during October 2000 to July 2001 - Letter to Shri P.J. Thomas, Secretary, DOT. <>

[03.06.2010]Non-Executive Promotion Policy (NEPP) - Last date for option extended up to 22-07-2010 << order>>

[03.06.2010]Meeting of Corporate Social Responsibility Board -Decisions <>

[02.06.2010] Editorial - Telecrusader June 2010. <>

[02.06.2010] Govt. gets Rs. 67,719 crores from 3G Auction

The government will get a total of Rs. 67,719 crore from the 3G auction from the nine successful bidders.

BSNL - Rs. 10,186.56 Cr.

MTNL - Rs. 8,585.04 Cr.

Bharti Airtel - Rs. 12,295.46

Vodafone - 11,617.86 Cr.

Reliance - 8,585.00 Cr

Tata - 5864.24 Cr

[02.06.2010] Telephone Subscriber base of Telcos – April 2010.



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BSNL is first in wire line, 4th in wireless and 4th in total connections.

Teledensity : 54.10%

[01.06.2010Workers Appreciate the Wage Revision :- 1st June 2010 is a day to be remembered for BSNL Non-Executives. In most of the circles, the salary for May 2010 has been paid as per the new wage revision orders w.e.f. 01-01-2007. Despite all negative arguments by certain vested interests, the workers have realised the benefits of the wage revision from their own experience. Hundreds of SMSs and calls were received by CHQ from leaders and workers for the great achievement, despite the worst adverse situation connected with the negative attitude of the management. It was through continuous struggles including one 48 hours strike that this achievement could be made. The workers fully supported CHQ in all these struggles.

As usual in the earlier wage revisions, some anomalies etc. might have been crept in. All those issues will be taken up by the union

CHQ expresses its thanks and Greetings to all those who supported us and have made this wage revision a reality by this time. It is to be remembered that wage revision has not been finalised except in very few PSUs.

[01.06.2010] We oppose dismissals and victimisation of AIR INDIA workers and leaders :- BSNLEU strongly protests and opposes the dismissals / terminations of Air India leaders and workers who have gone on strike against the anti-employees stand of the Air India Management. We express our solidarity and support to the workers in their right struggle. We demand the Government to intervene in the matter and ensure the reinstatement of the dismissed / terminated workers

[31.05.2010] CHQ Circular dated 27-05-2010 (Circular No. 2) <>


[31.05.2010] A Brief Report of All India Conference-Thiruvanathapuram <>

[29.05.2010]Medical Allowance for Government Pensioners increased from Rs. 100/- to Rs. 300/- from 01-09-2008 - Orders <>

[27.05.2010]CHQ Circular dated 27-05-2010 (Circular No. 2) <>

[27.05.2010]Condolence meeting for Com. Moni Bose

Com. Moni Bose, our beloved leader passed away at Kolkata, on 19th May 2010, after brief illness. His contribution to the P&T trade union movement is invaluable. Especially, he has contributed immensely to the growth of our union. His election as the General Secretary of the All India Telecom Employees Union, Class-III, at the Bhopal All India Conference in the year 1991, marked the turning point in the telecom trade union movement. The CHQ of BSNL Employees Union is organizing a condolence meeting for Com. Moni Bose at New Delhi, on 4th June, 2010. The meeting will take place in the CTO Sabhagar at Eastern Court between 12:30 pm and 02:00 pm. All are cordially requested to attend the meeting and pay homage to the great leader.

P. Abhimanyu

General Secretary,


[26.05.2010]CHQ Circular dated 24-05-2010 (Circular No. 1) <>

[26.05.2010]Meeting with CMD on procurement of equipments and 78.2% IDA merger <>

[24.05.2010] Homage to com. Moni Bose - Photos <>

[24.05.2010] CHQ Circular dated 24-05-2010 (Circular No. 1) <>

[20.05.2010]Com. P. Asokababu Dy. GS met Shri Harshavardhan Singh, DDG (Estt) and discussed in depth the modifications / clarifications demanded by us vide letter dated 23-04-2010 and 18-05-2010. The DDG (Estt) assured to consider the issues raised.

[19.05.2010]Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary went to Kolkata on 19-05-2010 to attend the last journey of Com. Moni Bose.

[19.05.2010]Com. Moni Bose - Veteran leader of P&T Workers - A brief life sketch <>

[19.05.2010]Respectful Homage to Com. Moni Bose

With deep grief and sorrow we inform that Com. Moni Bose, Veteran leader of P&T workers , breathed his last at 10:45 am today (19-05-2010). He was admitted in the hospital at Kolkata one month back due to serious illness and was in ICU. The entire Central Government, Postal and BSNL workers mourn his death. CHQ pays respectful homage to the departed leader and conveys its heartfelt condolences to his family, members and comrades.


CHQ informs with deep sorrow that Com. Gulzar Singh, a delegate to the Thiruvananthapuram All India Conference, from Ludhiana, expired at Meerut, while returning from Thiruvananthapuram, due to cardiac failure. The body of the deceased comrade has been taken to Ludhiana and is being cremated today. CHQ pays its' respectful homage to Com. Gulzar Singh's family and our comrades of Punjab.

19.05.2010]Promotion Policy:- Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, Com. P. Asokababu, Dy.G.S met Shri D.P. Dey, GM(Estt) on 18-05-2010 and discussed about the clarifications / modifications required in the Promotion Policy order. The GM(Estt) assured that the time for submitting option for choosing the new / existing Promotion Policy will be extended by 3 months. He agreed to consider the issue of allowing option for pay fixation on promotion from date of next increment, positively. Other issues raised by our union in our earlier letter are being examined by the management.

[18.05.2010] A letter to GM(Estt), BSNL - Implementation of the Non-Executive Promotion Policy(NEPP)-Exercising option for switching over to NEPP or for continuing in the existing OTBP/BCR/Gr-IV/ACP scheme—Reg <>

[18.05.2010] A letter to CMD, BSNL - List of office bearers of BSNLEU elected at All India Conference held at Thiruvananthapuram from 12-15 May 2010. <>


A landmark All India Conference

The 5th All India Conference of BSNL Employees Union, which was held in “Jyothi Basu Nagar” at Thiruvananthapuram, from 12th May, 2010, came to an end on 15th May, 2010. Even though more than 3000 delegates, observers and visitors participated in the conference, it took place in the most disciplined manner. Fruitful discussions took place on important issues concerning the employees as well as the company, and resolutions are passed. Kerala comrades have made wonderful arrangements for the conference, which will be ever remembered and cherished by all those who attended. As a grand finale to the conference, election of office bearers was held. The election took place unanimously, keeping in mind the requirements of the organization. It is needless to say that the list of office bearers is a blend of the experience of the seniors and the dynamism of the youngsters. The following are the new office bearers:-

President : Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri

Vice-presidents: 1) Com .J.N. Mishra - Assam

2) Com. Adhir Kumar Sen - Telecom Store, kolkata

3) Com. Sahadev Biswal - Orissa

4) Com. K.R. Yadav – UP (East)

5) Com. J.M. Prajapati - Gujarat

General Secretary: Com. P. Abhimanyu - Tamil Nadu

Dy. General Secretary: Com. P. Asokababu - A.P

Asst. General Secretaries: 1) Com. R.L.Moudgil - Punjab

2) Com. Saibal Sen Gupta - Kolkata

3) Com. R. Muralidharan Nair - Kerala

4) Com. Swapan Chakraborty - NE-1

5) Com. G.B. Salakki - Karnataka

Treasurer: Com. S.C. Bhattacharya - Chhattisgarh

Asst.Treasurer: Com. Gulapi singh - NE-2

Organising Secretaries: 1) Com. Biplab Das - West Bengal

2) Com. Sunithi Choudhary - Bihar

3) Com. Sukhvir Singh – UP(West)

4) Com. R.S.Chouhan - NTR

5) Com. Shriram Tiwari- M.P

6) Com. P.B.Dobhal - Uttarakhand

7) Com. A.S.Kaundal - H.P

[14.05.2010]AIC at Trivandrum

5th all India conference of BSNL Employees union inaugurated by Com. M.K. Pandhe, Vice-president CITU at Trivandrum on 12th May 2010.

Kerala Chief Minister Com. V.S. Achuthananthan inaugurated the open session on 13-5-2010

More than 3000 delegates observers and visitors participated

Delegates from all 35 circles attending.

Procession and rally held on 13-5-2010 participated by more than 10000 workers

Thiruvananthapuram city and conference premises “Jyothi Basu Nagar” have been converted to a red city by red banners, red flags and big hoardings with pictures of National leaders and Martyrs.

Com. Tapan Sen, M.P. and General Secretary, CITU called upon the workers to continue sustained struggle against anti-worker policies of Central Government.

Shri S.R. Kapoor, Executive Director (Finance) Shri K. Srinivasan, CGM, Kerala as also leaders of sister unions, Coms. G.L. Jogi, Prahlad Rai, V. Subburaman, Suresh Kumar, K.K. Gopakumar, Siva Sankaran and others addressed the seminar on “Challenges faced by PSUs with special reference to BSNL”. The seminar was inaugurated by Shri Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Hon’ble Minister of Home & Tourism.

Coms. M.M. Lawrence, Secretary CITU, Muthusundaran (AISGEF) Kunhikrishnan (AIIEA) K.G. Jayaraj (AIBDPA) M. Krishnan (Confederation, NFPE) addressed the inaugural session.

All the delegates appreciated the excellent arrangements made by the Reception Committee led by Coms. Anavoor Nagappan (Chairman) R. Muralidharan Nair (Wkg. Chairman) K. Mohanan (General Convenor) and P.V. Chandrasekharan, Veteran Leader of Telecom Workers for accommodation, food, conduct of the conference etc.

Com. J.N. Mishra, President is presiding the AIC. Coms. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary presented the report and Com. S.C. Bhattacharjee, Treasurer, presented the accounts.

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Com. Moni Bose, Veteran leader of Telecom Workers is in hospital in ICU for the last few weeks due to serious illness. We wish for his early recovery.

CHQ donated Rs. One lakh towards the huge expenditure for treatment.

V.A.N. Namboodiri

General Secretary




As assured by the Director (HR) yesterday to Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, GS, BSNLEU, the wage agreement was signed by Shri Gopal Das, Director (HR ) on behalf of management and Com V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary, BSNLEU on behalf of the recognised union in the presence many leaders of the United Forum and officers of BSNL.

This magnificent achievement could be obtained due to the wholehearted support of the workers. We had to face several adverse conditions, the attacks from certain quarters and also very hard bargaining with the management. We had to resort to strike and agitations for getting this great achievement.



General Secretary, BSNLEU



===========================================================================================[07.05.2010]Great Achievement !

After much persuasion by BSNLEU & BSNL CCWF, the BSNL Corporate Office has endorsed the Gazette Notification of Labour Ministry, Govt. of India dated 20.05.2009 regarding Minimum Wages to Contract Workers engaged in BSNL. BSNL Order No. BSNL/Admn.I/20-2/2010 dated 6th May 2010. Congratulations to all ! <>


Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri, GS, K.R. Yadav, Vice-President and R.S. Chauhan, Organising Secretary BSNLEU met Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD in the late evening on 6th May and urged for signing of agreement and issue of wage revision orders without any further delay. Since Shri Gopal Das, Director (HR) was out of station, CMD stated after return of Director (HR) it will be done.

Shri Gopal Das, Director (HR) called Com. Namboodiri, GS later and assured that he will reach HQ earlier and that the agreement will be signed and orders issued on 7th May, 2010 itself.

7th May is an important day to remember. It was on this day 2 years back i.e. on 7th May 2008 that the CPSTU (Centre of Public Sector Trade Unions) called for a strike demanding 50% merger of IDA, 5 year periodicity, 30% fitment etc. which were accepted by govt. after the meeting between Prime Minister & Central TUs.

Congratulations to all workers who made this possible through sustained struggle!


[06.05.2010]Wage Revision:- Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, GS, BSNLEU along with Coms. K.R. Yadav, Vice-President and R.S. Chauhan, Organising Secretary met Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD BSNL, Shri Gopal Das, Director (HR), Shri S.R. Kapoor, Exe. Director (Finance), Shri Shakeel Ahmad, GM (SR) and other officers and discussed about issue of Wage Revision orders. Agreement draft is being finalised. Wait for further news.

V.A.N. Namboodiri

General Secretary

[05.05.2010]Good News !

Non-Executives Wage Revision: - BSNL received DoT's formal approval. Orders expected to be issued within one or two days.

V.A.N. Namboodiri

General Secretary


[05.05.2010]All India Conference - Instructions to Delegates / Visitors <>

[05.05.2010]Wage Revision:- Minister Communications have approved Wage Revision. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary, BSNLEU is in contact with DoT & BSNL officers to get the orders issued early.

[04.05.2010]Wage Revision:- Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, GS, BSNLEU met S/Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD BSNL, Gopal Das, Director (HR) and S.R. Kapoor, Executive Director (Finance) and urged for getting the wage revision approval by DoT.

Com. Namboodiri also contacted Senior Officers of DoT for early approval.

[04.05.2010]AIC Flag Day – 4th April 2010

BSNLEU Workers organized Flag Day of All India Conference on 4th May 2010 in many centres. BSNLEU flag was hoisted and leaders explained the importance of ensuring All India Conference at Thiruvananthapuram.

[04.05.2010]Welfare Board Meeting

BSNL Welfare Board Meeting was held today, 04.05.2010 chaired by CMD BSNL Shri Kuldeep Goyal.

Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri during discussion demanded providing old age homes for BSNL retirees, restrooms for women in all offices, Health Check Scheme for all employees, coaching camps for officials appearing for examinations, with special consideration to SC/ST employees etc. CMD BSNL agreed to positively consider.

Financial Assistance for affected by natural calamities: - Board agreed to increase it from Rs.3500 to Rs.5000/-

Cultural Activities: - Cultural programmes etc. will be organized on 15th August, 1st October etc. with the participation of employees etc.

[03.05.2010] Special Casual Leave for All India Conference - BSNL CO Order <>

[03.05.2010]Staff Welfare Board Meeting will be held on 4th May 2010 at Bharat Sanchar Bhawan Meeting will be chaired by CMD BSNL.

[03.05.2010]All India Conference – Women’s Session:- A Women’s session will be held at 1230 hours on 13th May 2010 at the AIC conference. Com. K. Hemalatha, Convenor, All India Co-ordination Committee of Working Women will address.

MAY DAY 2010






V.A.N. Namboodiri

General Secretary

BSNL All India Conference


12 – 15 May 2010


Observe Flag Day on 4th May 2010 by hoisting BSNLEU Flag at all Office / Exchange premises after demonstration / rally.

V.A.N. Namboodiri

General Secretary

[29.04.2010]All India Conference Reception Committee circular <>

[28.04.2010]Wage Revision :- Com. VAN Namboodiri, General Secretary, BSNLEU has been meeting the senior officers of the DOT as well as BSNL to ensure that the Wage Revision is cleared by the DOT as assured by the Minister Communications as part of the strike agreement and orders issued by BSNL. He contacted Shri P.J.Thomas, Secretary, DOT, Shri S.C.Misra, Member (Services), Shri Chandra Prakash, Member (Technology), Ms. Sadhana Dixit, Advisor (Finance), Shri N.K.Joshi, DDG(SR) and other officers of the DOT in this connection. He also spoke to Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD, BSNL to peruse the matter with DOT. Secretary, DOT, assured that the approval will be granted as per the assurance of the Minister. CMD BSNL assured that as soon as the approval is received from DOT, orders will be issued by BSNL.

Proposed standard and norms for sanction of Non-Executive staff in BSNL: - BSNL management has issued proposal for standard and norms for sanction of Non-executive staff. Our comments have also been asked to reach BSNL before 30th April. All circle secretaries and other comrades are requested to go through the same and intimate their views urgently so that CHQ can furnish its comments to the management. <> <>

Non-Executive Promotional Policy (NEPP):- After the corporate office has issued the orders on NEPP on 23-3-2010, a large number of queries are being received from members. CHQ has sought clarifications on many points from the corporate office. The clarifications may be issued shortly. Our circle/District Secretaries should discuss with the management at their respective levels to implement the NEPP at the earliest.

[24.04.2010]Union Building Fund:- The BSNL workers are enthusiased that the union has decided to purchase a building for CHQ.

During his visit to Telecom Stores, Kolkata on 29.03.2010, Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri informed the meeting of the above decision. After the speech of General Secretary, Com. Adhir Kumar Sen, Circle Secretary, Telecom Store & CHQ Vice-President came forward and handed over an amount of Rs.10,000/- stating that this is only the advance payment and more amount will be collected after wage revision arrears payment and paid to CHQ.

GS thanked all for the immediate response.

[24.04.2010]All India Conference at Thiruvananthapuram

Com. M.K. Pandhe, Vice-President, CITU will inaugurate the conference on 12th May 2010. Hon’ble Minister for Communications & IT, Shri A. Raja, Secretary, DoT, Shri P.J. Thomas, and CMD, BSNL Shri Kuldeep Goyal will be attending the inaugural conference as Chief Guests. Com. V.S. Achuthanandan Chief Minister, Kerala will inaugurate open session on 13th May. The procession will be on 13th May before open session.

In addition to Shri Gopal Das, Director (HR) and Shri S.R. Kapoor, Executive Director (Finance) Dr. Mohd. Amin, Vice President, CITU, BSNL union / Association leaders will participate in the seminar in the afternoon of 12th May.

All India Conference Notice <>

[23.04.2010]A letter to GM (Estt.), BSNL - Implementation of the Non-Executive Promotion Policy (NEPP)—Exercising option for switching over to NEPP or for continuing in the existing OTBP/BCR/Gr-IV/ACP scheme <>

[23.04.2010]Removal of disparity in Pay of DR JTOs of Recruitment year 2005<>

[23.04.2010] Department of Public Enterprises order No.2(9)/2000-DPE(WC)-GL-VI/2010 dated 21.04.2010 regarding IDA increase w.e.f. 1st April, 2010 forwarded by BSNL vide No.14-1/2007-PAT (BSNL)/Non-revised scales dated 22.04.2010 - <>

[22.04.2010]Casual / Contract Labour issues & Wage Revision :- Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary, BSNLEU met Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD, BSNL and discussed about regularization of casual labour, grant of TSM status to eligible casual labour and on wages on the basis of IDA scales instead of CDA scales. The CMD agreed to examine the cases. GS also urged the CMD to ensure that wage revision orders are issued immediately after approval by DoT.

Casual / Contract Labour issues - letters to CMD BSNL <> <> <>

Anomaly Committee report - Implementation :- Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary discussed the issue of implementation of Anomaly Committee report with Shri S.R. Kapoor, Executive Director (Finance) D.P. De, GM (Estt.) and Smitha Choudhary, GM (EF). He stressed that orders be issued early.

Examinations :- The tangle in conducting examinations created due to court cases was discussed with Shri D.P. De, GM (Estt.), today, 22.04.2010. It was decided that a detailed discussion can be held on 23.04.2010.

All India Conference :- Shri A. Raja, Hon’ble Minister for Commuications & IT, Shri P.J. Thomas, Secretary, DoT, Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD, BSNL, Shri Gopal Das, Director (HR) and Shri S.R. Kapoor, Executive Director (Finance) and other senior officers will be attending AIC at Thiruvananthapuram.

[21.04.2010]MAGNIFICENT STRIKE – MAGNIFICENT ACHIEVEMENT - BSNLEU Circular No.14 dated 21.04.2010 <>

[21.04.2010]BSNLEU Website Viewers Cross One Crore mark!:- BSNL Employees union website, has crossed one crore mark of viewers!

Yesterday on 20th April 2010 at 1400 hours the viewer mark was 99,64,000. Today at 1400 hours, after 24 hours, the viewer number is 100,12510. In just 24 hours 48,510 persons have visited the website.

BSNLEU website was started on 21.09.2005. During the last 4 ½ years it has crossed one crore mark.

We express our sincere thanks to all our viewers who patronized our website all these years. We assure that we will continue to give correct and factual information to benefit the workers.

With Warm Greetings

[V.A.N. Namboodiri]

General Secretary, BSNLEU

[21.04.2010]Wide Coverage of Strike news in the media

The media gave wide coverage to the strike through out the country. In Delhi more than 10 TV Channels covered the strike and telecasted prominently. All the newspapers gave the news.

Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, GS, BSNLEU and Convenor of Joint Action Committee was interviewed by many TV Channels & newspapers. See some newspaper cuttings<> <> <>

[21.04.2010]Agreement Reached with Communications Minister<>

[20.04.2010]JAC Press release - Indefinite strike of BSNL Employees called off after agreement with Minister <>

[20.04.2010]Agreement Reached with Communications Minister

After hectic and protracted discussion for more than two hours with Shri Raja, Minister of Communications & IT, agreement was reached on the demands raised by the Joint Action Committee. Accordingly the JCA met and decided so call off the strike. JAC requests all the workers to resume duty immediately.

BSNLEU CHQ and JAC convey our revolutionary greetings & thanks to all Comrades whose valiant strike action has compelled the authorities to agree to our demands.

[20.04.2010]PRESS RELEASE: AIBDPA extend full support and help for the successful conduct of the strike <>

[20.04.2010]Minister called for meeting at 1100 hours today. JAC leaders going to meet Minister.

[V.A.N. Namboodiri]

Convenor, JAC

[20.04.2010]Indefinite Strike started - Big Success <>

[19.04.2010]JAC unanimously decides to go ahead with the Indefinite Strike from 0600 hrs. on 20.04.2010

A meeting of the JAC was held today at New Delhi, at 1000 hrs, under the Chairmanship of Com. N.T. Sajwani. Representatives of all the unions and associations of the Non-Executives and Executives participated in the meeting. The meeting reviewed the discussions held with the Hon’ble Minister of Communications and CMD, BSNL on 16.04.2010. After taking all the aspects into consideration, the meeting came to a unanimous decision that the strike shall start as per the schedule. The indefinite stay out strike will start from 0600 hrs on 20.04.2010. All the CHQ Office-bearers as well as Circle, District and Branch Secretaries are requested to make all-out efforts to make the strike 100% successful.

[19.04.2010] JAC PRESS RELEASE: BSNL Workers' Strike starts from 20th April 2010 <>

[19.04.2010] BSNL Workers Strike from 20th April 2010 <>

[17.04.2010] Note on the Meeting between the JAC leaders and Hon’ble MOC Shri A. Raja, held on 16-04-2010 << click here>>

[17.04.2010]Statutory wages to Contract Labours and Non-implementation of Labour Laws and other Social Security Measures in BSNL - Letter of Com. Brinda Karat, MP to Hon'ble MoC <>

[16.04.2010]Meeting with Minister Communications:- The Joint Action Committee had a meeting with the Minister Communications & IT today, 16th April 2010 at Sanchar Bhawan. The Secretary, DOT. Member(Services), CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and other senior officers were present. All the issues raised in the strike notice were discussed.

Meeting with Secretary, DOT.:- Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, General Secretary, BSNLEU met Shri P.J.Thomas, Secretary, DOT today, 16th April and discussed about the wage revision. He impressed upon the Secretary the urgency of approving the wage revision proposals early so that the non-executive wage revision orders can be issued by the management. Secretary, DOT responded positively.

[16.04.2010]Minister Communications Meet Joint Action Council:-Meeting is arranged at 1230 hours on 16th April, Friday between Minister Communications and Joint Action Council on the demands of the indefinite strike called by BSNL workers.

Press Conference by Joint Action Council:- Press Conference was held today, 15th April 2010 at the Press Club, New Delhi to brief the press about the indefinite strike and the demands of the workers. A good number of media persons attended. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, JAC and other leaders explained issues in detail. There was good response from the press.

[14.04.2010]We Pay our Homage to the Memory of Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar on his Birthday Anniversary on 14th April, 2010.


[14.04.2010]Organise Indefinite Strike from 20th April 2010 - Save BSNL & Workers - Circular No.13 <>

[14.04.2010]Central Trade Unions support BSNL

All the Central Trade Unions including INTUC and BMS in their meeting on 13th April, 2010, presided over by Shri. Sanjeeva Reddy, President, INTUC, fully supported the Indefinite Strike of BSNL Workers with effect from 20th April, 2010. Earlier, CITU in its All India Conference had adopted a resolution supporting the strike.

JCA expresses its thanks to all the Central Trade Unions for their support.

[14.04.2010]Promotion Policy:- Orders have been issued on 23.03.2010. District / Circle Secretaries are requested to meet management for early implementation.

[14.04.2010]Standing Committee of National Council met on 13th April 2010 and discussed pending items. The meeting in adjourned to 15th April.

[14.04.2010]Regional Labour Commissioner has fixed concilliation meeting of BSNL and Joint Action Committee on 16th April 2010 to discuss the demands raised by JAC for Indefinite Strike w.e.f. 20th April 2010.

Joint Action Committee will hold press conference at 1200 hrs on 15.04.2010 at Press Club, New Delhi to explain the demands of 20th April Indefinite Strike.

[13.04.2010]Issues of Casual and Contract Workers engaged in BSNL - A letter to Hon'ble MoC & IT <>

[12.04.2010]Minutes/record of discussion of the meeting held on 1st April, 2010 under the chairmanship of Secretary (Telecom) with the representatives of BSNL Associations/Unions <>

[12.04.2010]Meeting with CMD BSNL on 12-04-2010:-Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary, BSNLEU along with Com. K.R.Yadav, Vice President, met Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD on 12-04-2010 and discussed the following issues:-

1. Wage Revision:- Union pointed out the urgency of approval by DOT and issue of orders. CMD assured that he is in contact with DOT for early approval and once approval is received, orders will be issued.

2. Reduction of Post in J.T.O. etc.:- Union opposed the management’s proposal to reduce about 25,000 posts of JTOs/SDEs which will adversely affects the promotional prospects of non-executives employees. CMD stated that there is no immediate proposal for reduction of posts.

Meeting with Executive Director(Finance):- Com V.A.N Namboodiri, General Secretary and K.R.Yadav, Vice President BSNLEU met Shri S.R.Kapoor, Executive Director (Finance) on 12-04-2010 and impressed the urgency of issuing orders on the anomaly issue of seniors getting less than juniors in lower cadre, resulted due to the point-to-point fixation in wage revision from CDA to IDA w.e.f. 01-10-2000. ED(Finance) assured early issue of orders.

[12.04.2010]AIBDPA GOT REGISTRATION ! :- All India BSNL-DoT Pensioners' Association has got Registration from the Registrar of Societies, Govt. of Delhi. Registration No. S/68836/2010 dated 12.03.2010. <>



CMD BSNL will personally monitor for speedy orders from DoT.
GM SR will pursue the case on day to day basis in DoT.
Orders on wage Revision will be issued immediately after approval by DoT.
Formal Agreement will be signed after approval of DoT.
The rumour that file was returned to BSNL is baseless.
Perks & Allowances will be paid from the date of Committee report.
On the basis of these assurances and decisions, the indefinite hunger strike deferred.
The minutes of the meeting on 8th April 2010 and the letter deferring Hunger Strike is given.

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We congratulate the leaders, workers and all comrades for the excellent support given to CHQ, which only compelled the management to agree to our demands.

[V.A.N. Namboodiri]

General Secretary, BSNLEU


[10.04.2010]Why BSNL Workers resort to Indefinite Strike? <>

[10.04.2010]Insurance Workers support BSNL Strike <>

[10.04.2010]Request regarding reducing the qualifying service condition under LICE for JTO (Telecom) 35% quota and 15% quota <>

[10.04.2010]Forwarding of proposal for sanction and payment of HRA/CCA at unclassified city <>

[09.04.2010]Postponement until further orders of LICE for promotion to JTO cadre under Departmental 35% quota and 15% quota <>

[09.04.2010]Intra & Inter-Circle transfer of TTAs in BSNL <>

[09.04.2010]Joint Action Committee formed in Haryana, Maharashtra & Assam <> <> <>

[08.04.2010]Filling up of posts of Senior Hindi Translators by promotion and conduct of another LICE for recruitment of Junior Hindi Translators in BSNL <>

[07.04.2010]Extending support to united Forum of BSNL Non-Executive Unions <>

[06.04.2010]AIBDPA Application for Membership <>

[06.04.2010]Indefinite Hunger Strike from 12th April, 2010 <>

[06.04.2010]photograph of joint strike convention held at Kolkata on 30-03-2010 <>

[06.04.2010]BSNL needs no such Surgery - Scrap Sam Pitroda Panel Recommendations <>

[06.04.2010]Indefinite Hunger Strike from 12th April, 2010 - Demanding Immediate Orders on Wage Revision - BSNLEU Circular No.12 dated 05.04.2010<>

[05.04.2010]Declaration of holiday on 14th April, 2010 - Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar <>

[05.04.2010]Notice for Indefinite Hunger Strike from 12th April 2010 for early wage revision orders <>

[05.04.2010]UF PRESS RELEASE:- BSNL Workers on Hunger Strike >

[05.04.2010]Upgrading of officiating JTOs – No decision can be taken as the matter is subjudice – BSNL Letter dated 26.03.2010 <>

[05.04.2010]Meeting with Executive Director (NB):- Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, GS, BSNLEU, met Shri S.M. Talwar, Executive Director (NB) on 1st April, 2010 and discussed about the issues of the Telecom Factories. He brought to the notice of the ED that many circles / SSAs are directly ordering Towers from outside, whereas, completed towers are available in the Telecom Factories. ED (NB) assured that necessary instructions have been issued in the matter and that if such cases are still occurring the same may be brought to his notice. Modernisation of production in the various factories were also discussed.

Meeting with CGM (TF) Kolkata and CGM (TS) Kolkata:- Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Gs, along with Coms. Adhir Kumar Sen, Vice-President and Om Prakash, Circle Secretary, Telecom Factory met Shri Abdul Majeed, CGM (TF) and Shri S.K. Garg, CGM (TS) and discussed about the various issues concerning TF and TS on 29th March, 2010. GS urged the CGMs to ensure that the wages of the casual/contract labour are paid according to the wages eligible to them as per VI CPC recommendations. GS was on tour to kolkata to attend the Strike Convention and AIBDPA Conference.

[01.04.2010]Meeting with Shri S.C.Misra, Member (Services), DOT:-Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri GS BSNLEU along with Com.P.Abhimanyu, DY. GS met Shri S.C.Misra Member (Services) DOT on 1st April 2010 and discussed about Pension Revision, removal of anomaly in pension to those who retired between October 2000 and July 2001 and also approval of the wage revision at the earliest. Member (Services ) assured that early necessary action will be taken in the matters. Shri K.Vallinayagam, GS, FNTO was also present.

[01.04.2010]WAGE REVISION: - Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, General Secretary met S/Shri Gopal Das, Director (HRD) and Shri S.R.Kapoor, Executive Director (Finance) on 1st April 2010 and discussed about the finalisation of wage revision early. Both of them agreed to take necessary steps for the same. They stated that the issue has already been referred to DOT for approval and the same is being perused.

In the evening on the same day, during the discussion on the strike issues with the Secretary, DOT, the approval for wage revision was also raised by GS BSNLEU and other leaders. The Secretary acknowledging the anxiety of the employees assured that DOT will take necessary action in the matter.

[01.04.2010] PAY ANOMALY: - Com. Namboodiri, GS, BSNLEU met Shri S.R.Kapoor Executive Director (Finance)and discussed the implementation of the Anomaly Committee Report at the earliest. ED(F)stated that the Finance is working out some model cases to finalise how the fixation is to be done. He assured early implementation.

[01.04.2010] A Brief Report on the meeting of Secretary, DOT with the Joint Action Committee on 1st April 2010 <>

[01.04.2010]BSNL WORKERS ON INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 20TH APRIL 2010. Strike Poster <>

[31.03.2010] 6.5% DA due from 01- 04- 2010 :- It is learnt that 6.5% DA has become due from 1st April, 2010 in respect of Non -Executives. In respect of Executives it is 3.9%.

[31.03.2010]Strike Convention at Kolkata :- A Convention to explain the demands and mobilize the workers for the Indefinite Strike from 20th April 2010 was held at CTO Conference Hall on 30th March 2010 at Kolkata. Hundreds of workers participated although the convention was held at short notice. A large number of comrades were sitting outside as the hall was overcrowded. The Convention was presided by the Circle Presidents of W.Bengal, Kolkata, Telecom Stores and Telecom Factory.

Comrades, Animesh Mitra, Saibal Sen Gupta, Adhir Kumar Sen, Om Prakash, Circle Secretaries of BSNLEU, Circle Secretaries of SNEA, AIBSNLEA, NUBSNLW, Com. Mihir Dasgupta, AGS, BSNLEU and other leaders addressed the Convention. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, Joint Action Committee and General Secretary, BSNLEU, explained in detail the demands of the strike and stated that the workers will jointly defeat the anti-worker policies of the government and the management.

The Convention in a resolution declared to make the Indefinite Strike a complete success in W.Bengal, Kolkata, Telecom Factory & Telecom Stores.

[31.03.2010]A letter to Director (HR) - One time Relaxation / concession in JAO Part-II Departmental Examination <>

[31.03.2010]BSNLMRS - Clarification regarding consideration of claims of Cataract Surgery with IOL <>

[30.03.2010]Secretary, DoT invites JAC leaders for talks:- A meeting has been fixed between the leaders of the Joint Action Committee and the Secretary, DoT, on 01.04.2010, to discuss the issues contained in the notice for indefinite strike. The meeting will take place at 1500 hrs in the Sanchar Bhawan.<>

[30.03.2010]Defeat the retrograde recommendations of the Sam Pitroda Committee <>

[27.03.2010]JAC meets Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications Shri Gurudas Kamat :- The Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, Shri Gurudas Kamat invited the leaders of the JAC for talks on 26.03.2010. The meeting took place at Sanchar Bhavan at 1100 hrs. BSNLEU was represented by Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary and Com. P. Abhimanyu, Dy. General Secretary. The issues contained in the strike notice served by the JAC were discussed.

At the outset the Hon’ble Minister stated that he was a votary of the Public Sector. He said that he wanted a strong BSNL so that the whole country need not depend upon the private telecom companies for communications.

The leaders of the JAC conveyed their strong opposition to IPO, VRS and Unbundling of last mile copper in BSNL. They urged upon the Minister to ensure uninterrupted equipment supply, immediate absorption of the ITS, revision of pension in IDA scales etc. In his reply the Hon’ble Minister stated that the issues raised by the JAC in it’s strike notice were receiving the attention of the govt. and that appropriate actions would be taken.

While we appreciate the gesture of the Hon’ble Minister of State, for inviting the leaders of the JCA for talks, within a few days of issuing the strike notice, we would like to inform our Comrades that he was not able to offer solution to any of the issues raised by the JAC. Hence, CHQ requests our Comrades to go ahead with the preparations for the indefinite strike in full swing and unleash a powerful campaign together with other constituents of the JAC to make the indefinite strike a success.

[26.03.2010]PRESS RELEASE:- Dharna on 26.03.2010 <>

[25.03.2010]Dharna on 26.03.2010:- Organise Massive Dharna on 26th March, 2010 at All Circle / SSA Hqrs. Protesting Against Non-Settlement of ITS Absorption, VRS, 30% Disinvestment, Unbundling, Outsourcing and Demanding Immediate Procurement of Mobile Lines and Pension Revision.








[23.03.2010]Notice for Indefinite Strike from 20th April, 2010 Called by JAC & Note on the Demands <>


[22.03.2010]Revolutionary Greetings on BSNLEU Day to All Comrades from CHQ !

Let Us Strive Hard to Protect and Advance Workers Interests.

Let Us Take Our Mighty Organisation to New Heights.

Workers of the World Unite !

BSNLEU Zindabad !


[20.03.2010]A letter to GM (SR) - Personal up gradation of qualified and officiating JTOs — Submission of additional note to the item No. 10 in the agenda of the 23rd National Council <>

[20.03.2010]A letter to GM (SR) - Regularisation of left out casual labour—Submission of additional note to the item No. 9 in the agenda of the 23rd National Council <>

[19.03.2010] Wage Revision to DOT: - Wage revision proposals has been forwarded today, 19-03-2010 to DOT for approval after the approval of BSNL Board.

[19.03.2010] CITU Conference Supports BSNL Strike: - CITU Conference being held at Chandigarh from 17th March 2010 has extended its full support and solidarity to the strike of BSNL Workers proposed on 20th April 2010. Earlier, Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary, BSNLEU, spoke in detail about the struggle against BSNL disinvestment, retrenchment under VRS etc. and sought support from the Central Trade Unions.

[19.03.2010] CONTINUOUS STRUGGLE TO SAVE BSNL - AIBDPA Circular No.01 <>

[18.03.2010] Special concessions/facilities to Central Govt. Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government <>

[17.03.2010] High Lights of the National Council meeting held on 16-03-2010 <>

[16.03.2010]PRESS RELEASE:- One Day Strike by BSNL Workers on 20.04.2010 <>



Reports have been received from circles about the massive lunch hour demonstration held jointly as per the call of Joint Forum of Associations/Unions of BSNL Executives & Non - Executives against recommendations of Sam Pitroda Panel on Disinvestment, VRS, Unbundling of last mile copper, outsourcing and demanding Settlement of ITS Absorption, purchase order for 93 million GSM Tender and IDA Pension revision.

Hundreds of Workers participated in the lunch hour demonstration in front of Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, Corporate Office, New Delhi

Coms. V.A.N. Namboodiri (Convener, JF),Prahlad Rai (AIBSNLEA), A.A. Khan (SNEA),J.N. Mishra ( BSNLEU),V. Subburaman (TEPU), M.P. Singh (NFTE), B.C. Pathak (FNTO), S.P. Sharma (BSNLWRU),Suresh Kumar, (BSNLMS),R.S. Yadav (BSNL ATM),N.D. Ram (SEWA BSNL), A.D. Patil (AIBCTES) and Hari Singh (BSNL BTU) addressed. Coms. R.S. Chauhan, Circle secretary welcomed and Aravind Kumar, Circle Secretary BSNLEU, Corporate office proposed vote of thanks.

Our Hearty Congratulations to all Workers for making the programme a complete success. <>

[12.03.2010]BSNL Union to go on strike against Board's move to accept Pitroda Panel's Recommendations - Report from Economic Times <>

[12.03.2010]PRESS RELEASE:- BSNL Workers against 30% Disinvestment and VRS <>



BSNL Board has approved the Wage Revision for non - executives in the meeting held to day, 10th March 2010. Now it will be sent to DOT for its approval.

[09.03.2010] AIBDPA Leaders Meet Member (Finance), DoT

at Chennai

Com. C.K. Narasimhan, Convenor, All India BSNL-DoT Pensioners Association, Tamil Nadu Circle met Smt. Vijaya Lakshmi Gupta, Member (Finance), DoT camp at Chennai and discussed the following issues.

(1) 50% IDA merger to BSNL pre-2007 retirees

Member (F) stated that a note has been sent to DoP&T and the reply is awaited, after which the issue will be processed. She agreed that there is full justification for 50% IDA merger.

(2) Anomaly in fixation of pension to DoT employees absorbed in BSNL, who retired between 01.10.2000 and 31.07.2001 is also discussed.

Member told the issue has been sent to Department of Expenditure and reply is awaited.

Member (Finance) agreed to send a reminder to the Department of Expenditure.

(3) Delay in payment of IDA

A delay in payment of IDA is pointed out. Association suggested that IDA orders for pensioners may kindly be endorsed by DoT without delay as soon as the DPE issue orders on the subject. It can be placed on DoT website. If DoT authorizes the website orders as an authentic one, it is easy for the banks and post offices to draw the IDA. This suggestion has been agreed and Member (Finance) told that she will look into the case positively.

The meeting was cordial and very positive. Association expressed its thanks to Member (Finance) for the meeting.

[09.03.2010]Com. M.K. Pandhe, President, CITU writes to Shri A.Raja, Minister of Communications & IT opposing Disinvestment and VRS in BSNL <>

[08.03.2010]Promotion Policy :- The Promotion Policy is approved and confirmed by the BSNL Management Committee. It is expected that the orders will be issued this week.

Meeting with CMD, BSNL :- Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary, BSNLEU along with Coms. V. Subburaman, General Secretary, TEPU, K.R. Yadav, G.B. Salakki (Vice-Presidents, BSNLEU), S.C. Bhattacharjee (Treasurer, BSNLEU) and R.S. Chauhan (Org. Secretary) met Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD, BSNL and demanded early settlement of Wage Revision, Promotion Policy & Anomaly. CMD stated that the wage agreement will be discussed by the BSNL Board in its meeting on 10th March, 2010.

[08.03.2010]BSNL workers on agitational path against delay in wage revision etc. <>

[06.03.2010]BSNL union opposes recommendations <> <>

[06.03.2010]Sam Pitroda Panel to BSNL - 30% Disinvestment and VRS one lakh employees <> <>

[06.03.2010]Press statement by the Central Trade Unions for making Jail Bharo and Satyagraha on 5th March, 2010 a grant success throughout the country<> <>

[05.03.2010]Observe Centenary of International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2010 :- It was in 1910 that the decision to observe a day all over the World focusing on the demands of women was taken by the second international conference of socialist women held in Copenhagen. The origin of the International Women’s Day lies in the struggles of women workers against their exploitative working conditions and to assert their rights.

The Central Secretariat of BSNLEU met on 4th March, 2010 decided to observe the centenary year of International Women’s Day in a befitting manner together with fraternal organization. Massive campaign highlighting issues of working women of BSNL taken up and settled so far by the union and larger national issues viz. working women equal wage, 8 hrs work day, maternity benefits, control of prices and 33% reservation for women in legislatures etc. may be focused.

[02.03.2010]Tamil Nadu Circle Conference delegates donate Rs.75,000/- for CHQ building fund:- The Tamil Nadu Circle conference is being held at the port city of Tuticorin, from 27th February to 2nd March,2010. In his address to the conference, com.V.A.N.Namboodiri,GS, announced the decision of the Bhopal CEC meeting to purchase a new building for our union at New Delhi, as well as the decision to collect a building fund. Immediately after his speech, delegates attending the conference started voluntarily pouring donation for the building fund. An amount of Rs.75,080 was handed over to the General Secretary in the conference it self. CHQ salutes and congratulate the Tamil Nadu comrades for their spirit and good gesture.

West Bengal Circle union donate Rs.60,000/- for CHQ building fund:- Earlier West Bengal Circle Union in its conference held from 8th to 11th Jan’2010 had donated Rs.60,000/- only towards BSNLEU Building Fund as a first installment of the Circle Union.

[20.02.2010]Resolution on Price Rise of essential commodities adopted in Bhopal CEC Meeting <>

[19.02.2010]Resolution on Wage Revision adopted in Bhopal CEC Meeting <>

[19.02.2010]Resolution on 5th March, 2010 countrywide satyagraha / Jail Bhoro programme adopted in Bhopal CEC Meeting <>

[18.02.2010]AIC at Thiruvananthapuram:- All India Conference of BSNLEU will be held at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from 12th to 15th May, 2010. A Preparatory Committee with Com. R. Muralidharan Nair, AGS, BSNLEU as Chairman and Com. K. Mohanan, Circle Secretary, as Convenor has been formed and preparatory work has already started.

Delegates:- The number of delegates eligible as per CHQ quota received in the year 2008 and 2009 will be published in the next issue of Telecrusader. The Bhopal Central Executive Committee meeting has decided to allow observers also half the number of delegates as a special case.

Tickets be booked early to ensure reservation.

[18.02.2010]JAO Part-II 40% results of Delhi NTR Circle announced:- The results of the JAO Part-II Internal Competitive Examination for NTR Circle (including Corporate Office) is announced. 19 Comrades have been declared passed.

We congratulate all the passed Comrades. It is the first time that results have been announced early without any delay. We are making efforts to get the results declared early in all circles. <>


Dear Comrades,

The Wage Agreement for Non-Executive Employees of BSNL has been signed today, 15th January, 2010 between management and representative union. It is only with the support of all our comrades and their determination for struggle, as shown in 48 hours strike of 19-20 August 2009 and sustained struggle that the United Forum could achieve this victory. We thank all the United Forum leaders for standing strongly together in the struggle and discussion. We also thank the official side for the successful agreement.

V.A.N.Namboodiri General Secretary, BSNLEU & Convener, United Forum.

15- 01- 2010 Click for Agreement :- <> <> <> <>

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[03.01.2010] The report in The Economic Times dated 01-01-2010 << click here>>
[03.01.2010] Editorial of The Economic Times on 01-01-2010 <>
[02.01.2010]A letter to Shri Gopal Das, Director (HRD) BSNL - Minimum wages of casual labourers with and without temporary status and labourers engaged intermittent on seasonal work <>

[02.01.2010]Joint Forum Calls for agitation to save BSNL - BSNLEU Circular No.01 dated 02.01.2010 <>


[28.11.2009]Pensioners problems taken up with DOT and CMD BSNL by AIBDPA<>
[15.12.2009]AIBDPA Circular No.3 <>
[19.11.2009]All India BSNL-DoT Pensioners' Association (AIBDPA) - A letter to Hon'ble Minister of Communications & IT <>
[19.11.2009]All India BSNL-DoT Pensioners' Association (AIBDPA) - Circular No.1 <>


[06.03.2010]BSNLEU Circular No.8 dated 06.03.2010<>
[06.03.2010]BSNLEU Circular No.7 dated 06.03.2010 <>
[26.02.2010]BSNLEU Circular No.6 dated 26.02.2010 <>
[06.02.2010] BSNLEU Circular No.4 dated 06.02.2010<>
[04.02.2010]BSNLEU Circular No.3 dated 04.02.2010<>
[18.01.2010]BSNLEU Circular No.2 dated 16.01.2010 <>
[04.01.2010]BSNLEU Circular No.1 dated 02.01.2010 <>
[31.12.2009]BSNLEU Circular No.21 dated 31.12.2009 <>


[04.03.2010]PRESS RELEASE:- BSNL Employees Oppose Disinvestment / VRS <>
[08.01.2010]PRESS RELEASE:- Joint Forum Oppose IPO in BSNL <>
[04.01.2010]PRESS RELEASE:- Joint Forum calls for Agitational Programmes to Save BSNL<>
[13.11.2009] PRESS RELEASE :- Protest against wrong press report regarding Gr. C&D Employees of BSNL <>

[06.11.2009]BSNL Employees Union oppose Disinvestment / IPO of BSNL <
[20.08.2009]BSNL Strike Continues for Second Day - press release dated on 20.08.2009 <>
[19.08.2009]Massive Strike by BSNL Employees - press release dated on 19.08.2009 <>
[18.08.2009]48 Hours Strike by BSNL Workers on 19-20 August'09 - United Forum press Release dated on 18.08.2009 <>

[11.08.2009]One lakh BSNL Workers Observed Dharna - UF press Release dated on 11.08.2009 <>


[11.02.2010]Items for discussion in the 23rd Meeting of National Council <>
[06.11.2009] High lights of National Council Meeting held on 05-11-2009 <>
[04.11.2009]Meeting with CMD, BSNL, Additional Secretary, DoT and DDG (TDF), DoT – 04.11.2009 <>
[10.10.2009] Brief Report on the outcome of BSNL-DoT-BSNLEU Committee Meeting held on 09.10.2009 <>
[30.07.2009]National Council decisions - BSNLEU protests improper minutes <>

[30.07.2009]Minutes of the 21st meeting of the National Council held on 23rd June, 2009 under the chairmanship of Director (HR), BSNL Board <>

[24.06.2009]A note on the discussions / decisions of the National Council meeting, held on 23.06.2009<>
[16.06.2009]8th Meeting of BSNL Staff Welfare Board - Regarding decision taken <>

[27.05.2009] Items for discussion in the 21st meeting of the National Council <>
Items for discussion in the 20th meeting of the National Council <>
Items for discussion the National Council meeting, to be held on 2nd September, 2008 <>
Minutes of the 18th National Council Meeting
Minutes of the 17th National Council Meeting
Draft Non-Executive Promotion Policy given by the Management & Our reply
Transfer Policy - Important Modifications accepted by Management after discussion
BSNL Employees Transfer Policy - Modifications & Suggestions


[25.01.2010]BSNL Non-Executive Wage Agreement - A Great Achievement despite Adverse Circumstances <>
[14.01.2010] Wage Meeting on 15.01.2010 <>
[17.11.2009]Major Achievement on Wage Revision <>
[17.11.2009]Meeting with Communications Minister on Wage Revision <>
[16.11.2009]BSNL Workers Alliance meeting with Wage Negotiation Committee draws blank<<>>

[16.11.2009] Meeting of Wage Committee with unrecognized unions on 16-11-2009 - A letter to Shri S.R. Kapoor, Chairman, Wage Negotiation Committee <>

[07.11.2009]Letter written to NFTE and FNTO for joint action on wage revision etc.<>


[26.02.2010]BSNL Casual & Contract Workers' Federation [Circular No.4]

[08.08.2009]Casual & Contract Workers Federation Joins 19-20 August Strike <>

[16.05.09] BSNL Casual & Contract Workers Federation issues Strike Notice for 19-20th May along with United Forum. <>
BSNL Casual & Contract Workers' Federation [Circular No.3]
BSNL Casual & Contract Workers' Federation [Circular No.2]
BSNL Casual & Contract Workers' Federation [Circular No.1)


[15.01.2010] A letter to CMD, BSNL - Reduce unnecessary expenditure by shifting BSNL offices from Statesman House and Chandralok Building to Bharat Sanchar Bhawan or Eastern Court <>
[11.01.2010]CHQ letter to CMD BSNL on HRA and Allowances <>

[26.12.2009]Wage Revision - Avoiding the humiliating situation of not granting due promotion or granting promotion with benefit of a meagre Rs.10/- or so - A letter to Shri S.R. Kapoor, Chairman, Wage Negotiation Committee <>

[26.12.2009]Serious problems arising in implementation of 30% fitment benefit, 3% increment, fixation benefit on promotion, due to the shorter span and consequent maxima in the proposed revised pay scales-Request for urgent reconsideration to avoid crisis in the process of wage revision agreement - A letter to Shri S.R. Kapoor, Chairman, Wage Negotiation Committee <>
14.12.2009]BSNLEU Writes to Shri. S.R.Kapoor, Executive Director (Finance), Chairman Wage Committee on increasing of span of pay scales to avoid stagnation. <>

[14.12.2009]BSNLEU demands on Skill Upgradation Allowance (Professional Upgradation Allowance, Compensatory Allowances etc. to be increased on par with executives. <>
[08.12.2009]Note submitted to Chairman Wage Negotiation Committee on 7th December, 2009 <>

[08.12.2009]Note submitted to CMD BSNL regarding pay structure dated 7th December, 2009 <>

[02.12.2009]One time 2 years relaxation in the qualifying service condition in the ensuing 35% and 15% JTO LICE - A letter to GM (Estt.) <>

[23.11.2009] On the issue of Multiplication factor and span of the pay scale in the wage revision - A letter to Shri S.R. Kapoor, Chairman, Wage Negotiation Committee <>


Order No. Subject

No.27-1/2003-TE-II dated 03.03.2010 [05.03.2010]Conversion / restructuring of Assistant (Accounts) {formerly known as LDC (TA)} to TOA/Sr.TOA pattern <>
No.250-8/2009-Pers.III dated 19.02.2010 [22.02.2010]Holding of Limited Departmental Competitive Exam. (LDCE) for promotion to the cadre of TM for Recruitment Year 2008 - regarding Clarifications thereon. <>
No.32-1/2010-BSNL (Sports) dated 04.02.2010 [13.02.2010]Calling of nominations of outstanding sportspersons for career progression <>
No.60-1/2010-DE dated 05.02.2010 [06.02.2010]Limited Internal Competitive Examination (LICE) for promotion to the grade of Rajbhasha Adhikari on the basis of RRs of Rajbhasha Adhikari 2005 - will be held on 23.05.2010 <>
No.14-1/2007-PAT.(BSNL) dated 03.02.2010 [03.02.2010] 9.4% IDA increase w.e.f. 01.01.2010. BSNL Order <>
No.01-20/2009-PAT.(BSNL)/NE (I) dated 01.02.2010 [02.02.2010]Enhancement of the period of Maternity Leave and introduction of Special Allowance for child care for non-executive Women Employees <>

No.64-86/09-S&M (CFA) dated 01.02.2010 [02.02.2010]Incentive Schemes for BSNL employees bringing in postpaid broadband connections <>

No.250-8/2009-Pers.III dated 29.01.2010 [29.01.2010]Holding of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) for promotion to the cadre of Telecom Mechanic for Recruitment year 2008 - Clarifications issued <>
No.40-18/2008-Pen.(B) dated 22.01.2010 [25.01.2010]Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Sixth CPC regarding revision of pension etc. - Grant of full pension to Government servants who retired on or after 01.01.2006 <>

No.250-8/2009-Pers.III dated 22.12.2009 [18.01.2010]Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) to the Cadre of Telecom Mechanic - Clarifications issued <>


Circular/Letter Subject
UF/Circular 23.01.2010 [23.01.2010]United Forum Circular No.1 - On Wage Revision <>
JF/CHQ/MoC&IT/2009 dated 08.10.2009 [10.10.2009] Immediate absorption of ITS officers in BSNL - Joint Forum letter to CMD, BSNL <>
JF/CHQ/MoC&IT/2009 dated 08.10.2009 [10.10.2009] Undue interference of BCG in day to day working of BSNL - JF letter to CMD, BSNL <>
JF/CHQ/MoC&IT/2009 dated 08.10.2009 [10.10.2009]Appointment of SAG officers of Indian P&T Accounts & Finance service Gr. A in BSNL/MTNL on deemed deputation basis - our protest against - JF letter to Hon'ble MoC & IT <>
JF/Strike dated 05.10.2009 [05.10.2009]Letter to CMD on discussion with Joint Forum <>

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