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BSNL listing only after financial performance improves: Govt
22 Sep, 2010, 04.58PM IST,PTI

NEW DELHI: The government has made it clear that it will not go public with state-run BSNL until the financial performance of the telecom PSU improves.

"The issue of listing would be taken after the performance of BSNL improves to get the right valuation and after obtaining the views of different stakeholders, like staff union and associations," DoT said in a reply to queries sent by Public Accounts Committee on performance of BSNL.

The disinvestment in BSNL will pave the way for the IPO and consequent listing on the stock exchanges.

BSNL has posted its first ever net loss of over Rs 1,822 crore in the last financial year from a net profit of over 574 crore in 2008-09 and over Rs 10,183 crore in 2004-05.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had constituted a committee headed by Sam Pitroda to look into the reasons for BSNL's poor performance and suggest ways to improve it.

The Pitroda panel had suggested among other things, 30 per cent disinvestment in the telecom PSU.

The proposal met with stiff opposition from the employees' unions and associations of BSNL, which were against any move to offload government's equity in the company.

Meanwhile, DoT has constituted an internal committee headed by Member (Services) to look into the recommendations of Sam Pitroda panel and give its report after taking inputs from BSNL management and employee associations.

BSNL, which has been facing competition from private players, saw its market share (GSM and WLL) declining to 11.44 per cent in June 2010 from 15.64 per cent in March 2008.

The case of granting Navratna status, under which cash-rich PSUs are given a certain autonomy with regard to investments and other financial transactions, to BSNL will also be considered only after its listing.

The apex committee under chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary in its meeting held in July 2008, had made the listing of Central PSUs a pre-condition for granting Navratna status.

Besides disinvestment, Pitroda commitee also suggested voluntary retirement to over one lakh staff as part of steps to improve BSNL's financial health.

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[28.09.2010]Extended CEC of BSNLEU starts at Nagpur <>





[25.09.2010]French working class fight against pro-rich reforms <>





[25.09.2010]West Bengal Circle Union has sent an amount of Rs.9,07,600 as donation towards CHQ building fund. With this remittance, the total amount donated by West Bengal Circle comes to Rs.9,67,600. CHQ congratulates West Bengal Circle Union and all our members in that circle.





[24.09.2010]Non-Executive Promotion (NEPP) for employees in the IDA pay scales of NE-1 to NE-10 of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited - Communication of below benchmark/fitness criteria gradings in ACRs/APARs during consideration for next upgradation by the prescribed Screening Committee <>





[24.09.2010]Strike dates rescheduled! Organise march to Parliament!!



The National JAC which met on 23-09-2010, at New Delhi, reviewed the preparations for the strike which is to take place on 19th to 21st October, 2010. As per the reports received, the conventions conducted in various circles have evoked great enthusiasm among the employees. However, due to the assembly elections in Bihar and Local Body elections in Kerala, a demand has come from those circles to reschedule the strike dates. Considering the importance of the elections, the JAC decided to reschedule the strike dates. Accordingly the strike will now take place on 24th, 25th and 26th November. Further, the JAC has also decided to conduct a march to the parliament on 11th November, 2010. Circle, District and Branch secretaries are requested to make note of the changes and act accordingly. Fullest mobilization may be started both for the march to the Parliament and for the strike in November.





[24.09.2010]The Ludhiana convention - a tremendous success <>





[23.09.2010]Joint Action Committee meeting decisions <>





[23.09.2010]Kerala shows the way



Kerla Circle has sent an amount of Rs.20,00,000 towards building fund. With this, the total amount remitted by Kerala Circle Union comes to Rs.20,00,000. This is the biggest amount remitted by any circle union so far, towards building fund. Only recently Kerala has conducted a magnificent All India Conference, by collecting a huge amount as donation from our members. CHQ heartily congratulates our Kerala Circle Union and all our members of Kerala Circle for their exemplary working class spirit.



Building fund received from other places are as follows:



S.No. Name SSA Circle Building Fund
1 Sultanpur SSA Sultanpur UP (East) 60000
2 Himatnagar SSA Himatnagar Gujarat 51000
3 Jamshedpur SSA Jamshedpur Jharkhand 28000
4 Satara SSA Satara Maharashtra 25000
5 Civil & Electrical - Mumbai Civil Maharashtra 24000
6 O/o GMTD BSNL Jhansi Jhansi UP (East) 21000
7 Fatehpur SSA Fatehpur UP (East) 21000
8 Barabanki SSA Barabanki UP (East) 15000
9 Jagadalpur SSA Jagadalpur Chhattisgarh 11100
10 Raipur SSA Raipur Chhattisgarh 11000
11 Tonk SSA Tonk Rajasthan 10000
12 Osmanabad SSA Osmanabad Maharashtra 4000
13 Com. R. Cyril Raj, K.K. Nagar, Chennai Chennai Chennai Telephones 1000



CHQ thanks and congratulates all the District Unions for sending the building fund.



[22.09.2010]Record of discussions of the meeting held with the applicant unions on 16th September, 2010 <>



[22.09.2010]Amendment to BSNL "TA/DA Rules, 2002" - Corrigendum <>



[21.09.2010]Improving financial viability of BSNL - JAC letter to Prime Minister of India <>



[21.09.2010]Applicability of revised rules of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 consequent to 6th CPC and extension thereof to Govt. employees absorbed in BSNL <>



[21.09.2010]Extended CEC meeting at Nagpur on 27 – 29 September, 2010 <>



Meeting Place : Indian Medical Association Hall, North Ambazari Road, Nagpur

Accommodation : RTTC, Nagpur & MLA Hostel, Nagpur

Delegate Fee : Rs.300/-

Contact Numbers : Com. Pancham Gaikwad – 09423403803

(District Secretary, Nagpur)

: Com. Purushottam Gedam – 09422094707

(Circle Secretary, Maharashtra)

: Com. B.P. Petkar - 09423101608

(District President, Nagpur)

: Com. Prashant Ambade - 09428809200

Asst. District Secretary, Nagpur



[19.09.2010]Com. A.K. Bhattacharjee, our veteran leader and All India President of AIBDPA has donated Rs.2,500 towards the building fund. CHQ thankfully congratulates Com. A.K. Bhattacharjee.



[19.09.2010]BSNLMRS modification <>



[19.09.2010]Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for TTA cadre under 40% quota for the Recruitment year 2008 - Amendments/Modifications thereof <>



[18.09.2010]Eight former Chief Justices of India are corrupt - says ex-Law Minister<>



[18.09.2010]5th Membership Verification – Some feel helpless and frustrated

The time schedule for 5th membership verification has just been finalized. However, by this time some have already started feeling helpless and frustrated. Out of frustration they have started abusing us and the stand that we took in the all union meeting held on 16.09.2010.



In the all union meeting, held on 16.09.2010 with the management, some unions demanded that the Code of Discipline should be given up and BSNL should frame it’s own Recognition Rules. As far as we are concerned, we cannot take a decision on such a serious issue, without consulting our Circle Secretaries and CHQ office-bearers. So, we informed the management that we could convey our decision on this issue, only after discussion in our Central Executing Committee which is going to meet from 27th to 29th September, at Nagpur. Management said that they could not wait till such time and announced that the 5th membership verification would take place on the basis of Code of Discipline.



Some unions opposed this decision of the management and walked out of the meeting, declaring that they would boycott the 5th verification, if it is conducted on the basis of code of discipline.



As far as we are concerned, we have confidence on the workers. We are ready to face the election either based on the code of discipline or based on the Recognition Rule to be framed by the management. All that we want is some time to take a democratic decision at the appropriate forum. But some don’t have confidence on workers. They require the mercy of the management to run their show. When they did not get help from the management, they have become frustrated and abuse us. We can’t help them.



[17.09.2010]Supreme Court issues notices on 2G Spectrum scandal

On the Multi Crore Spectrum scandal, the Supreme Court has issued notices to the CBI, the Telecom Minister, Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate. The notices were issued, based on a Public Interest Litigation, filed by an NGO. The petitioner has alleged that the DoT had given away 2G Spectrum to 122 operators, at a throwaway price of Rs.1,658 crore for a pan-India license on a first-come-first-served basis, in January, 2008. The court has directed that the reply should be given within 10 days.



[17.09.2010]Building Fund

v Tamil Nadu Circle Union handed over an amount of Rs.5,01,500 to Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, towards building fund, in the Circle Executive Committee meeting held at Chennai, on 15.09.2010. Together with this, Tamil Nadu Circle Union has contributed an amount of Rs.13,04,724 towards building fund.



v Indore District Union has sent an amount of Rs.2,51,000 towards building fund.



v Andaman and Nicobar Circle Union has handed over an amount of Rs.33,333 to Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, at the time of their circle conference, held at Port Blair, on 12.09.2010.



CHQ congratulates the good work done by Tamil Nadu Circle, Indore District and Andaman and Nicobar circle comrades.



[17.09.2010]Revision of Pension

The issue of revision of pension of Pre-2007 BSNL retirees was discussed with Shri S.C. Misra, Member (Services), Telecom Commission on 16.09.2010. He informed that he has already reminded Secretary, DPE regarding the issue. Once the file is received back, after approval by the Communications Minister, the cabinet note will be forwarded to government for approval.

[16.09.2010]Agra SSA (UP-West) : District Secretary BSNLEU, Agra SSA Com. Brajesh Varma informed that 186 members from NFTE and 14 members from FNTO have joined in BSNLEU in his SSA. CHQ congratulates BSNLEU Agra District Branch and welcomes all the comrades joined in BSNLEU.

[16.09.2010]All union meeting with BSNL management on 5th Membership Verification

BSNL management had called for an all union meeting to discuss about the 5th Membership Verification. The meeting took place today (16.09.2010). Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, represented BSNLEU in the meeting.



In the meeting, some unions proposed that BSNL should give up the Code of Discipline and should frame it’s own “Recognition Rules”, based on which the 5th verification should take place. BSNLEU took the position that introducing of BSNL’s own Recognition Rules was a serious matter and that the same could not be accepted without discussing it in the Central Executive Committee of the union.



Thereafter, management announced that 5th verification would be held on the basis of Code of Discipline only. Protesting this, some unions like NFTE, FNTO etc., walked out of the meeting. They also declared that they would be boycotting the 5th verification, if it is conducted based on the Code of Discipline. However, the meeting continued and the time schedule for conducting 5th verification was finalized. The following is the time schedule for 5th Membership Verification.



Calling for the applications : 01.10.2010

Withdrawal of the applications : 10.12.2010

Notification for dates of election : 01.12.2010

Date of polling : 01.02.2011

Date of counting : 03.02.2011

Date of Declaration of results : 04.02.2011





[15.09.2010]Amendment to BSNL TA/DA Rules, 2002 <>



[14.09.2010]Delay in the implementation of NEPP- Circle and District Secretaries to note please.

It is learnt that the process of implementation of the Non Executive Promotion Policy (NEPP) has not at all started in many districts. It seems that there is a wrong understanding at the field level that this process can be started only after the expiry of the last date for giving options, i.e., 22-10-2010.If the process starts only after 22-10-2010,then there will be great delay in giving promotions to the officials. This is undesirable. At the intervention of the CHQ, BSNL CO has already issued order to implement the NEPP at the earliest. (Lr.no.27-7/2008-TE dated 06-09-2010) Hence, Circle and District Secretaries are requested to ensure that all officials give their options immediately and also to ensure holding of DPC etc. without further delay.

[13.09.2010]Non-Executive Promotion (NEPP) for employees in the IDA pay scales of NE-1 to NE-10 of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited - Extension of period of exercising option <>



[13.09.2010]Restriction of officiating pay under FR 35 - clarification regarding <>



[13.09.2010]Caeser’s wife should be beyond doubts <>



[13.09.2010]Building Fund received by CHQ



S.No. Name SSA Circle Building Fund
1 Ferozpur SSA Ferozpur Punjab 80000
2 Nanded SSA Nanded Maharashtra 78000
3 Amritsar SSA Amritsar Punjab 65000
4 Jalandhar SSA Jalandhar Punjab 50000
5 Pathankot SSA Pathankot Punjab 25000
6 Yavatmal SSA Yavatmal Maharashtra 14000
7 Ankola Branch Uttara Kannada Karnataka 6000
8 Com. Shankar Kumar Das Guwahati Assam 501
9 Com. K.P. Keasavan Nair, District President, AIBDPA Alappuzha Kerala 500



[13.09.2010]Implementat pay anomalies committee report properly - CHQ's letter to GM (Estt.) BSNL Corporate Office <>



[10.09.2010]Meeting held on 09-09-2010 by Member (Services), DOT with Joint Action Committee of Unions / Asssociations of BSNL Non – Executives / Executives on Sam Pitroda Committee Recommendations.



Shri S.C . Misra, Member (Services) DOT and the Chairman of the Committee appointed by the Telecom Commission to examine and give its recommendations on implementation of the Sam pitroda committee Report on BSNL, held a meeting with the JAC of BSNL Unions/Associations on 09-09-2010 at 15-00hrs, in Sanchar Bhawan.



The JAC submitted its views on the recommendations of Sam Pitroda committee. Discussion took place on the points submitted by JAC. The JAC strongly opposed disinvestment, VRS/Transfer of one lakh employees, unbundling, formation of subsidiary for cell towers, formation of subsidiary for developing vacant land of BSNL in collaboration with a Real Estate company etc. . The JAC told Shri. S.C. Misra that BSNL should be not only considered as a commercial organisation but also as a PSU having social responsibility and as an instrument in the hands of the Government to fulfill its social obligations. The JAC demanded that the Government should suitably compensate BSNL financially, for incurring losses while fulfilling social obligations.



Shri. S.C. Misra told that the meeting helped him in understanding the view point of workers. He further asked the JAC to submit additional note on issues like reimbursement to BSNL for fulfilling social obligations, business plan to utilise the local copper cable in best possible manner in case unbundling is not wanted, etc.



However, we should prepare for serious struggle in order to defeat the anti BSNL policies of the Government. We should make the JAC call for 3 days strike from 19-10-2010 to 21-10-2010 a grand success, in order to protect BSNL and our future.



Com. VAN Namboodiri ( Convenor JAC & President BSNLEU) and Com. P.Asokababu ( Dy. General Secretary BSNLEU) represented BSNLEU in this meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu General Secretary, BSNLEU was out of station to attend the Circle Conference of Andaman & Nicobar circle.



<<> for the Note submitted by JAC on Sam Pitroda Committee recommendations to Shri. S.C.Misra

[09.09.2010]Pension Revision – Leaders met DOT officers:- Com. VAN Namboodiri (President BSNLEU & Adviser AIBDPA ), K.G. Jayaraj ( General Secretary, AIBDPA) and P. Asokababu ( Dy. General Secretary BSNLEU ) today met concerned officers of DOT and pressed for early settlement of pension revision of pre 2007 BSNL retirees. Shri. S.C. Misra Member (Services) has stated that the cabinet note sent to the four ministries simultaneously has been received back except from DPE. Once the note from DPE also is returned back, this note will be compiled with suggestion if any from other ministries first submitted to hon’ble minister for Communication & IT and there after to the cabinet for approval.

[09.09.2010]Introduction of NE-12, Rs.9200-250-13200 scale - Approved by DPE & DoT <>

[09.09.2010]AIBDPA Karnataka Conference <>



[09.09.2010]Extended Central Executive Committee Meeting of BSNL Employees Union to be held at Nagpur from 27th to 29th September, 2010 - Request for Special Casual Leave to CEC Members and District Secretaries – reg. <>



[08.09.2010]Extended CEC meeting of BSNL Employees Union will be held at Nagpur (Maharashtra) from 27th to 29th September, 2010 - Notification <>



[08.09.2010]Building Fund received by CHQ

S.No. Name SSA Circle Building Fund
1 Goa SSA Goa Maharashtra 25000
2 CGMT (O), Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai CGM(O) Maharashtra 111111



[07.09.2010]A successful JAC Convention of Himachal Pradesh <>



[07.09.2010]AIBDPA & BSNL C&CWF convention of Himachal Pradesh <>



[07.09.2010]JAC opposes recommendations of Sam Pitroda Committee

Constituents of the JAC presented their views on the recommendations of the Sam Pitroda Committee, to the BSNL management, on 06.09.2010. The unions and Associations affiliated to the JAC opposed tooth and nail, disinvestment including sale of 30% share to a strategic partner, reduction of one lakh staff strength through VRS and unbundling of BSNL’s copper cable. BSNL management assured to convey the views of the JAC to the DoT. The JAC is also meeting the DoT on 09.09.2010 and will be presenting it’s views on the recommendations of the Sam Pitroda Committee.



[06.09.2010]Make 7th September strike a grand success <>



[06.09.2010]Pressrelease - BSNL Workers will strike on 07.09.2010 <>



[06.09.2010]Building Fund received by CHQ

S.No. Name SSA Circle Building Fund
1 Bilaspur SSA Bilaspur Chhattisgarh 36000
2 Anantnag SSA Anantnag Jammu & Kashmir 25000
3 Anantnag SSA Anantnag Jammu & Kashmir 25000
4 New Tehri SSA New Tehri Uttarakhand 18000
5 Dharmasala GMTD Branch Dharmasala Himachal Pradesh 7500
6 Palampur Branch Dharmasala Himachal Pradesh 7500
7 Com. M.R. Ujalambakar, STS, GMTD Gulbarga Gulbarga Karnataka 5000
8 Dehra Branch Dharmasala Himachal Pradesh 5400
9 Panchrukhi Branch Dharmasala Himachal Pradesh 5400
10 Dalhouse Branch Dharmasala Himachal Pradesh 4500
11 Jawalmukhi Branch Dharmasala Himachal Pradesh 4500
12 Agartala - Trunk Branch, Tripura Tripura NE-I 3000



[06.09.2010]BlackBerry and security threat <>



[04.09.2010]A Jubilant JAC convention at Pune <>



[03.09.2010]Make 7th September strike a grand success

Demonstrations were held today throughout the country to make 7th September strike a grand success. The Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) held conciliation proceedings today between the BSNL Management and BSNL Employees Union. The representative of the management submitted in writing that the demands in the strike notice given by BSNL Employees Union were concerned with the policies of the government, and BSNL management was not in a position to settle them. Further the management requested the union to withdraw the strike on 7th September, 2010. The union representative told that the demands for the strike were the common demands raised by all the trade unions in various sectors in the country and the govt. so far did not come forward to settle this demands and hence the strike would be there on 7th September, 2010. Since General Secretary Com. P. Abhimanyu was at Pune to attend the JAC convention, BSNL Employees Union was represented by Com. P. Asokababu, Dy. General Secretary and Com. R.S. Chauhan, Org. Secretary. Make all out efforts to see that the 7th September general strike is a grand success in BSNL. As in BSNL, the Central Govt. Employees, the State Govt. Employees, the Public Sector Employees, the Employees of Banks, Insurance and the workers in all sectors will participate in this general strike on 7th September, 2010. March ahead and make the strike a grand success.



[03.09.2010]Chandgarh donates Rs.2,25,000 for CHQ building fund

CHQ has received a cheque for Rs.2,25,000 from our Chandigarh District Union as donation towards CHQ building fund. CHQ heartily congratulates Chandigarh District Union and all our comrades for this excellent performance.



[01.09.2010]Anomaly due to accrual of increments of juniors earlier than the seniors after fixation of pay in revised pay scale on implementation of Non-Executives wage revision order w.e.f. 01.01.2007 <>





[01.09.2010]BSNL Casual & Contract Workers will participate 7th September strike <>



[31.08.2010]Highlights of National Council meeting held on 31.08.2010 <>



[31.08.2010]BSNL CO order on settlement of pay anomalies of Non-Executives <>



[31.08.2010]3G data card supply to Tamil Nadu Circle



The acute shortage of 3G data cards in Tamil Nadu Circle, on which BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu Circle conducted demonstrations on 30.08.2010, was brought to the notice of the CMD, by the staff side secretary in today’s National Council meeting. CMD contacted the concerned officers and took immediate action. Thereafter, CMD informed the house that 1500 data cards are already diverted to Tamil Nadu Circle and another 3000 data cards would be diverted within 5 days. He also assured that immediate action would be taken to overcome the short supply of 3G data cards.



[31.08.2010]Tamil Nadu Circle Union conducts demonstrations on improvement of service

Tamil Nadu Circle Union conducted demonstrations yesterday, the 30.08.2010, in all the Districts, demanding the management to immediately supply 3G data cards. Workers have participated enthusiastically and in large numbers in all the districts. It is reported that there is a great demand for BSNL’s 3G data cards from the general public. However, this is in short supply in all the districts. As a result, hundreds of customers have applied for this service and are put on waiting list in each and every station. On one side the BSNL management makes sermons to the workers to work hard to improve the services. On the other side when workers are prepared to work the management is incapable of making timely supply of necessary equipments. Condemning the lethargy and inaction on the part of management, Tamil Nadu Circle Union has conducted this programme. CHQ congratulates the Tamil Nadu Circle Union and all the District Unions.



[30.08.2010]Dark secrets of the Indo US relationship <>





[30.08.2010]BSNLMRS - 2 children norm relaxed <>





[28.08.2010]Hold lunch-hour demonstrations on 03-09-2010: - The one day strike , called on 7th September, 2010, will be an unprecedented success in BSNL . BSNL Employees Union has already served strike notice on 23-08-2010. Similarly, NFTE BSNL, NUBSNLW (FNTO) and Sanchar Nigam Executives Association (SNEA) have also served strike notices. This is the first time that so many organizations in BSNL are joining the strike against the ill – conceived economic polices of the UPA government. Hence, it is needless to say that the 7th September strike will be a landslide success in BSNL. The Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU held today, reviewed the situation and decided to give call for Lunch-Hour demonstrations on 03-09-2010. Circle, District and Branch Secretaries are requested to organise the demonstrations effectively and campaign on the demands of the strike.







[28.08.2010]59 NFTE members joined BSNLEU at Jammu: - 59 members of NFTE union have left that union and joined BSNLEU at Jammu, in Jammu and Kashmir circle. This change of mind among the NFTE members has taken place because of the excellent wage Revision settled by the BSNLEU and the United Forum, reports Com. Susheel Kumar Sharma, District secretary, BSNLEU, Jammu SSA. CHQ congratulates our Jammu District union and welcomes the new members to BSNLEU.



[27.08.2010]Absorbed employees of BSNL eligible for full pension on completion of 20 years qualifying service - Clarification issued by DoT <>





[27.08.2010]7th September strike - AIBDPA extends full support and co-operation <>





[27.08.2010]Building Fund received by CHQ

S.No. Name SSA Circle Building Fund
1 Nalgonda SSA Nalgonda Andhra Pradesh 90000
2 Nellore SSA Nellore Andhra Pradesh 40000
3 Nellore SSA Nellore Andhra Pradesh 35000
4 Saharsa SSA Saharsa Bihar 15000
5 Wardha SSA Wardha Maharashtra 14500
6 Huzur Nagar Branch Nalgonda Andhra Pradesh 10000
7 Mandi-II Branch, GMTD Mandi Himachal Pradesh 9300
8 Rewa SSA Rewa Madhya Pradesh 7000
9 Com. S.A. Kareem, Nalgonda SSA Nalgonda Andhra Pradesh 2400
10 Com. P. Saidulu, Nalgonda SSA Nalgonda Andhra Pradesh 1116
11 Com. S.A. Salam, Nalgonda SSA Nalgonda Andhra Pradesh 300





[27.08.2010]30 employees joined BSNLEU at Dhule (Maharashtra Circle).



30 employees have joined BSNLEU at Dhule SSA in Maharashtra Circle. Out of this, 23 are from BTEU and 7 are from NFTE. CHQ welcomes all these comrade to BSNLEU and also congratulates the Dhule District Union of BSNLEU.





[26.08.2010]78.2% IDA merger



It is learned that the meeting of BSNL Board of Directors was held yesterday, 25.08.2010. In the meeting the issue of 78.2% IDA merger was discussed. However, again no decision was taken and the same has been deferred for the next meeting of the Board.



[26.08.2010]Save BSNL Convention of UP (West), held at Agra <>





[25.08.2010]44 NFTE members join BSNLEU in Uttarakhand Circle.



37 members of NFTE have joined BSNLEU in Circle Office Dhradun and 7 members of NFTE have Joined BSNLEU in New Tehri SSA. CHQ heartily welcomes the comrades into BSNLEU and Congratulates the BSNLEU Uttarakhand Circle and New Tehri SSA Branches on this occasion.



[25.08.2010]7th September, 2010 strike – Model Pamphlet – This is to be translated in local language, printed and distributed to all employees by all District Branches of BSNLEU. Circle Secretaries are requested to see that this is implemented. <> <>







[24.08.2010]CHQ building fund





Beawar, a small branch in Rajasthan Circle has sent Rs.25,000 as building fund. BSNLEU has 100% membership in this Branch. CHQ congratulates the Branch Secretary Com. B.L. Jhat and all the members of Beawar Branch.







[24.08.2010]Building Fund received by CHQ



S.No. Name SSA Circle Building Fund
1 Ahmednagar SSA Ahmednagar Maharashtra 125000
2 Solapur SSA Solapur Maharashtra 72000
3 Raipur SSA Raipur Chhattisgarh 48000
4 Balaghat SSA Balaghat Madhya Pradesh 20000
5 Guntakal Branch Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 9600
6 Raipur SSA Raipur Chhattisgarh 8000
7 Kishanganj SSA Kishanganj Bihar 7000
8 Begusarai SSA Begusarai Bihar 6500
9 Sirpur - Kaghazagar Branch Adilabad Andhra Pradesh 6000
10 Chhapra SSA Chhapra Bihar 1000
11 Guntakal Branch Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 600
12 Com. D.P. Srivastava, Patna SSA Patna Bihar 500
13 Com. Pramod Kumar, TM, Tele. X'ge, Bikranganj Rohtas Bihar 400







[24.08.2010]Notice for one day strike on 07.09.2010 <>





[21.08.2010]Sexual harassment in Ambala - CHQ demands transfer of CGM Haryana <>







[21.08.2010]CHQ circular No.6 - All India Strike on 07.09.2010 - Participate and make it a success <> <>







[21.08.2010]42 NFTE members join BSNLEU in Moradabad SSA, UP (West).



42 members of NFTE have left that union and have joined BSNLEU, under the leadership of Com. Feroz Ahmed, at Moradabad in UP (West) Circle. CHQ heartily congratulates and welcome the comrades into BSNLEU.



[21.08.2010]Clarifications issued by BSNL CO on Non-Executive Promotion on Policy (NEPP) – some questions and answers

Question No.1: In which way the clarifications issued on 20.08.2010 are going to be beneficial to the employees?

Reply

No.1: The demand of our union that the employees should be given the option to get their pay fixation done on the date of next increment, instead of the date of promotion has been accepted. This clarification will benefit a large number of employees.

No.2: Eventhough the order on Non-Executive Promotion Policy was issued on 23.03.2010 itself, the same has not been implemented in most of the circles for the past 5 months. Because almost all the CGMs had sought clarifications from the Corporate Office and the same were not issued. The Corporate Office was sleeping on the files. Thus, the United Forum gave call for agitations on 5th and 12th August, 2010. Thereafter the Corporate Office woke up and has now issued the clarifications. Some of the clarifications are not acceptable to us, which will be duly taken up with the management. However, based on these clarifications employees will be getting promotions immediately, as per NEPP.

Question No.2:Why the modifications sought for by our union are not accepted and included in the clarifications issued on 20.08.2010.

Reply: Our union has sought many modifications to the NEPP, to give more benefit to the employees. These modifications are to be taken up for discussion in the forth coming meeting of the National Council to be held on 31.08.2010. Nevertheless, these modifications were discussed with the management, in the talks held on 09.08.2010. Since the issues require more discussion, both sides agreed to discuss them further in the National Council meeting.

[20.08.2010]Clarifications issued by BSNL CO on Non-Executive Promotion Policy <>



[20.08.2010]News from DoT



9200 scale cleared by DPE: - The NE 12 scale (9200) of the Non-Executive Promotion Policy has been sent for the approval of the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE). It is now learnt that DPE has cleared the file and sent back to the DoT. It is also learnt that the DPE has informed that the 9200 scale should not be in conflict with the Executive / Non-Unionised Supervisor’s scale. Now the BSNL Board has to take decision on this issue.

IDA Pension Revision:- The cabinet note approved by the Minister has already been referred to the DPE, Pension Department, Expenditure Department and Law Ministry for their comments. The comments from these Departments are yet to be received by DoT. On 17.08.2010, the DoT authorities assured BSNLEU to issue reminders to these 4 departments for sending their comments immediately.



[20.08.2010]Building Fund received by CHQ



S.No. Name SSA Circle Building Fund
1 Bhubaneswar SSA Bhubaneswar Orissa 50000
2 Dhenkanal SSA Dhenkanal Orissa 49500
3 Berhampur (GM) SSA Berhampur (GM) Orissa 32100
4 Keonjhar SSA Keonjhar Orissa 24000
5 Microwave (P) SSA Project Orissa 21000
6 Sambalpur SSA Sambalpur Orissa 20400
7 Bolangir SSA Bolangir Orissa 18000
8 Cuttack SSA Cuttack Orissa 17000
9 Balasore SSA Balasore Orissa 10000
10 Civil SSA Civil Orissa 8000
11 Bhawanipatna SSA Bhawanipatna Orissa 7500
12 Baripada SSA Baripada Orissa 5000
13 Phulbani SSA Phulbani Orissa 5000
14 ETR SSA ETR Orissa 3600
15 Electrical Berhampur Branch Berhampur Orissa 2700
Total = 273800









[20.08.2010]



ONE DAY ALL INDIA STRIKE

On 07.09.2010



by

,

Central Trade Unions, including

Public Sector Trade Unions



Against



v Price rise,

v Disinvestment / privatization of

PSUs including BSNL

v Violation of Labour Laws etc.



5th All India Conference held at Thiruvananthapuram has unanimously decided to join the strike.



Strike Notice by BSNLEU will be issued on 23.08.2010.



Join the strike enmasse!

Mobilise the workers fully!!









[19.08.2010]Parliament Question and Answers <>





[19.08.2010]Items for discussion in the 24th meeting of the National Council. (Date changed from 27th August, to 31st August, 2010) <>







[19.08.2010]Committee of Public Sector Trade Unions calls upon all PSU Workers to join the strike on 07.09.2010<>







[17.08.2010]32 FNTO members join BSNLEU in Munger SSA,Bihar.



32 members of FNTO have joined BSNLEU in Munger SSA of Bihar circle, under the leadership of Com.S.A.Haque, former District Secretary of FNTO. CHQ whole heartedly welcome the new comrades and also congratulate our Munger District Union as well as Bihar Circle Union.





[17.08.2010]BSNL CO asks if any change is required in the recognition rules <>





[16.08.2010]Building fund received with thanks



S.No. Name SSA Circle Building Fund
1 Kodagu (Madikeri) SSA Kodagu Karnataka 75000
2 Shimoga SSA Shimoga Karnataka 54000
3 Kolhapur SSA Kolhapur Maharashtra 50000
4 Dhar SSA Dhar Madhya Pradesh 35400
5 Sagar SSA Sagar Madhya Pradesh 25000
6 Telegraphs SSA Telegraph Chennai Telephones 22500
7 Dewas SSA Dewas Madhya Pradesh 21000
8 Bidar SSA Bidar Karnataka 18000
9 Chengalput SSA Chengalput Chennai Telephones 16900
10 Dharmapuri SSA (IInd Installment) Dharmapuri Tamilnadu 15000
11 North Pheriperal SSA NP Chennai Telephones 15000
12 South East SSA, South East Chennai Telephones 12500
13 West SSA West Chennai Telephones 10800
14 North East SSA, North East Chennai Telephones 10000
15 STR Chennai Telephones STR Chennai Telephones 9300
16 South West SSA, South West Chennai Telephones 3000





[13.08.2010]Supplementary MoU for extension of staff loan scheme of Canara Bank for BSNL Employees <> <>







[13.08.2010]Minutes of the meeting held between United Forum and BSNL on 09.08.2010 <>





[12.08.2010]CHQ circular No.5 - The United Forum call for agitation and settlement <> <>





[12.08.2010]Do not send Local and Circle Council nominations through fax



CHQ is receiving many letters sent through fax, for nominations to Local and Circle Councils. Circle and District Secretaries are hereby requested to send nominations for Local and Circle Councils only by post and not by fax, to avoid misuse.



[12.08.2010]25 members join BSNLEU at Indore



25 members of NFTE have left that union and have joined BSNLEU at Indore, under the leadership of Com. M.K. Tavrech and Com. S.A. Ali. They joined BSNLEU in the District Conference of Indore. They were welcomed and honoured by Com. S.R. Nayak, Circle Secretary.



[12.08.2010]Building fund received with thanks

S.No. Name SSA Circle Building Fund
1 Mizoram SSA Mizoram NE-I 46200
2 GMTD Branch Shillong NE-I 2700
3 Rourkela SSA Rourkela Orissa 30000
4 Telecom Stores Kolkata Circle Kolkata-CTS Telecom Store 38000
5 Biswanath Charali Branch Tezpur Assam 9600
6 Com. B.T. Melu Giraiah, President, BSNLEU Bangalore Karnataka 10000



[11.08.2010Limiting the extension period for exercising option for NEPP<>



[11.08.2010Implementation of the scheme for various Employees' Loan through Union Bank of India <>



[11.08.2010]List of donors who gave their donations for CHQ building fund, at the time of the 5th AIC held at Thiruvananthapuram <>



[10.08.2010]United Forum defers the Dharna dated 12-08-2010



In continuation of the talks between BSNL management and the United Forum yesterday, it was assured by the management today, that the order on Anomalies will be released before the forthcoming meeting of the National Council.



Thereafter a meeting of the United Forum took place. The meeting reviewed the discussions that took place with the management yesterday as well as the assurance that is given by the Management today. The United Forum meeting welcomed the decision of the management on the anomaly issue and expressed it's satisfaction on the improvements on issues and unanimously decided to defer the Dharna that is scheduled to take place on 12-08-2010. CHQ expresses it's hearty thanks to the constituents of the UF, as well as to all our Circle, District and Branch Unions for their mobilisation done for the agitational programme which has made the settlements possible. The National Council Meeting which is to take place on 27-08-2010 has now been postponed to 31-08-2010, on our request.







[10.08.2010]0.3% IDA increase w.e.f. 01.07.2010. BSNL Order <>









[10.08.2010]Details of donations received by CHQ towards building fund. CHQ expresses sincere thanks to all the Circle, District and Branch Secretaries.





S.No. Name SSA Circle Building Fund
1 D.K. Telecom District, Mangalore Mangalore Karnataka 218200
2 East Godawari SSA East Godawari Andhra Pradesh 200000
3 Guntur SSA Guntur Andhra Pradesh 200000
4 Srikakulam SSA Srikakulam Andhra Pradesh 60000
5 Dibrugarh SSA Dibrugarh Assam 48853
6 Dibrugarh SSA Dibrugarh Assam 48853
7 Dibrugarh SSA Dibrugarh Assam 46859
8 Bellary SSA Bellary Karnataka 45000
9 Dharmapuri SSA Dharmapuri Tamilnadu 45000
10 Kurnool Branch Kurnool Andhra Pradesh 45000
11 Barabanki SSA Barabanki UP(East) 30000
12 Adoni Branch Kurnool Andhra Pradesh 26700
13 Nandyal Branch Kurnool Andhra Pradesh 21000
14 Patiala SSA Patiala Punjab 20000
15 Sundernagar Branch Mandi Himachal Pradesh 16200
16 Satna SSA Satna Madhya Pradesh 15000
17 Circle Telecom Store Depot Branch, Guwahati Meghalaya NE-I 12900
18 Dronachalam Branch Kurnool Andhra Pradesh 9900
19 AO BSNL, Electrical Division-II, Bangalore Civil Karnataka 6600
20 MAX-I - Branch, Davangere SSA Davangere Karnataka 6000
21 Civil Division- Dimapur Civil NE-II 4200
22 Com. R.S Nagathan, SSS, O/o GMT, Bijapur Bijapur Karnataka 1000







[09.08.2010]Details of discussion between United Forum and BSNL Management<>









[09.08.2010]Aligarh gives Rs.1,39,200





Aligarh comrades, including Com. Nabi Ahmed, District Secretary and Com. Sukvir Singh, Organising Secretary (CHQ), Visited CHQ today and handed over a cheque for Rs.1,39,200, as donation for CHQ building fund. CHQ congratulates Aligarh District Union.





[09.08.2010]Leh cloud burst and Day light robbery <>







[06.08.2010]Extended Central Executive Committee meeting at Nagpur

























An Extended Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU will be held at Nagpur, from 27th to 29th September, 2010. Apart from the Circle Secretaries and CHQ office-bearers, all the District Secretaries of BSNLEU shall also be attending this meeting. The District Union of Nagpur and Circle Union of Maharashtra have kindly consented to host the Extended CEC. All our Circle Secretaries, CHQ office-bearers and District Secretaries are requested to take note of this and book tickets for their journey well in advance. A formal notification for the meeting will be duly issued. The Reception Committee has strictly informed that due to financial strains, no visitors will be allowed. Circle and District Secretaries are requested to make note of this and cooperate with the Reception Committee.















































[06.08.2010]Management invites United Forum for talks





























United Forum had given call for trade union actions to be held on 5th and 12th August, 2010 for the settlement of pending issues. The demonstration to be held on 5th August, 2010 has been postponed due to the intervention and request made by the CMD, BSNL, Shri Gopal Das. Now BSNL management has invited UF for discussion, vide letter no. BSNL/7-10/SR/2010 dated 5th August, 2010. Accordingly United Forum representatives will hold talks with management on 9th August, 2010.

















[05.08.2010]BSNL Corporate Office has issued notice for discussion on charter of demands with United Forum on 09.08.2010 <>



[05.08.2010]An upbeat 'Save BSNL' convention at Guwahati <>



[05.08.2010]CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 - Relaxation for travel by air to visit J&K <>



[05.08.2010]Income Tax Dept. to avail 50,000 mobile and 21,000 landline connections from BSNL

It is a glad news that the Income tax department has decided to avail 50,000 mobile connections and 21,000 land lines from BSNL. The Income Tax Employee’s Federation and it’s leaders have taken great efforts to achieve this. Soon agreement will be signed between BSNL and Income Tax Department. BSNLEU expresses it’s gratitude to the ITEF and it’s leaders.





[05.08.2010]FLASH NEWS:- Demonstration call stands postponed.





Dear Comrades, based on the assurances given by the New CMD, Shri Gopal Das, to settle the issues through discussion and also in view of his appeal to defer todays demonstration programme, the United Forum has unanimously decided to defer todays demonstration. A meeting will be fixed within a few days with the management to discuss our demands.







[03.08.2010]An impressive JAC convention at Kolkata <>







[02.08.2010]Indian Security: Decision taken case by case or suitcase by suitcase? <>







[02.08.2010]CHQ building fund





During the recent visit of Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, to Kerala and Karnataka, building fund donations were handed over to him as follow. CHQ thanks and congratulates the district unions and the comrades.





Details

Ernakulam District Union - Rs.1,50,000

Mysore District Union - Rs.1,50,000

Bangalore District Union - Rs.3,25,000

Com. V. Doraisamy, Bangalore - Rs.5,000

Com. K. Sivakumar, Bangalore - Rs.5,000

Com. C. Shankar, Bangalore - Rs.2,000

Com. Prakash, Bangalore - Rs.10000

CGM, Office, Bangalore - Rs.60000







[02.08.2010]News from Corporate Office





Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD, retired on 31-07-2010. Shri Gopal Das Director (HR), will look after as CMD till regular arrangement is made.











78.2% IDA merger is discussed in the BSNL Board meeting, held on 30-07-2010. However no decision is taken. A decision is expected to be taken in the next Board meeting.





[30.07.2010]Save BSNL convention in Kerala <>



[30.07.2010]Eligibility criteria for allotment of BSNL-pool residential accommodations in IDA pay Scales to Executives/Non-executives in BSNL <>



[30.07.2010]Recruitment of Junior Hindi Translators through Limited Internal Competitive Examination to be held on 28th November 2010 <>



[30.07.2010]BSNLMRS - Guidelines for reimbursement of cost of appliances - Reimbursement of cost of Hearing Aids <>



[29.07.2010]Communal hatred, Terror Acts and the Working Class <>



[29.07.2010]Decision taken regarding restoration of disconnected RSTC/ Concessional phones of BSNL/MTNL employees <>



[26.07.2010]Bank loans - CHQ writes to BSNL CO <>



[26.07.2010]JF writes to DoT - Request for grant of HRA to BSNL employees on the pattern of Central govt. employees <>



[26.07.2010]Bon Voyage

Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, BSNLEU, has left for the UK yesterday, on a family visit. He will be there for a month and will be returning in the last week of August. CHQ wishes our beloved president and his wife a pleasant stay at UK.











[26.07.2010]CHQ building fund





CHQ has received the following donations towards CHQ building fund. Hearty congratulations to all the comrades who had taken efforts to collect the amount.







S.No. Name SSA Circle Building Fund
1 Visakhapatnam SSA Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 240000
2 Hyderabad Telecom District Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh 210000
3 Vizianagaram SSA Vizianagaram Andhra Pradesh 75000
4 CGMT Hyderabad Hyderabad-CGM Andhra Pradesh 72000
5 Gulbarga SSA Gulbarga Karnataka 65400
6 NE-1Circle Civil Wing NE-I 51000
7 Mahaboobnagar SSA Mahaboobnagar Andhra Pradesh 50000
8 CGMT, Bhopal Bhopal-CGM Madhya Pradesh 45600
9 Raigarh SSA Raigarh Chhattisgarh 17000
10 Huzurabad Branch, Karimnagar SSA Karimnagar Andhra Pradesh 12000
11 Jamikunta Branch, Karimnagar SSA Karimnagar Andhra Pradesh 3000
12 Gadchiroli SSA Gadchiroli Maharashtra 13500









[23.07.2010]United Forum - Notification for agitational programme <>







[23.07.2010]Pension Revision of pre 01.01.2007 BSNL Retirees





The Note on Pension Revision of BSNL absorbed employees who retired before 01.01.2007 has been submitted by DoT to Communications Minister. After approval the same would be forwarded to Dept. of Pension & Pension Welfare, Dept. of Expenditure, Dept. of law and also Department of Public Enterprises. After getting their comment Cabinet Note will be sent.

Earlier the Minister as part of strike agreement on 20.04.2010 has assured that the cabinet note will be submitted for decision by 4 months.

[23.07.2010]NFTE members join in Project Circle Delhi and in Jalgaon

60 members of NFTE have joined in the Northern Telecom Project, Delhi, under the leadership of Com.Jai Prakash Ram Chouhan. Similarly, 50 members of NFTE have joined BSNLEU in Jalgaon SSA, Maharashtra Circle. CHQ congratulates all these comrades and welcome them to BSNLEU.

[22.07.2010]ALTTC donates Rs.27,000 for building fund





The Circle Union of ALTTC, Gaziabad has donated Rs.27,000 towards CHQ building fund. CHQ congratulates the circle union and all the comrades of ALTTC.







[21.07.2010]BSNLEU Circular No.4 - Struggle ahead March on! <> <> List of Building Fund <>









[21.07.2010]Pune donates Rs.3,50,000 for building fund





Pune has donated Rs.3,50,000 towards CHQ building fund. It has already donated Rs.1,00,000 in the All India Conference. Thus, the total amount donated by Pune for building fund comes to Rs.4,50,000. So far, this is the biggest amount donated by any District Union. CHQ congratulates Pune District Union.









Tamil Nadu Circle Union has sent Rs.4,64,150 for building fund. This is the second installment sent by T.N. Circle. CHQ congratulates Tamil Nadu Circle Union.







[21.07.2010]United Forum decides struggle against the lethargy of BSNL management <>







[21.07.2010]78.2% IDA merger - JAC meets CMD <>







[20.07.2010]Massive 'Save BSNL' Convention at New Delhi <>







[20.07.2010]Meeting with PGM (SEA) on Second ACP for Sr. Accounts <>









[20.07.2010]Golden Jubilee of the Glorious 1960 strike of Central Government Employees—National Convention held at Delhi on 16-7-2010



The tremendous sacrifices made by the Central Government Employees in organizing that strike and what that strike achieved and how it changed the history of Trade Union movement and the necessity for struggles now to retain the rights achieved due to the 1960 strike and other struggles and sacrifices were detailed by the Leaders who addressed the Convention. Leaders from Railways. Comrades Umraomal Purohit (Railways), Rakhal Dasgupta (Defence-Civil), S.K.Vyas(Audit), Com V.A.N.Namboodiri and Pabitra Ranjan Chakraborty(Telecom) and several other leaders who lead and participated in the 1960 strike were falicitated. The house paid respectful homage to the martyrs who lost their lives due to Police firing during the 1960 strike.







[20.07.2010]47 NFTE and FNTO members join BSNLEU in Chhattisgarh

Com. R.S. Bhatt, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Durg SSA, Chhattisgarh Circle, has informed that 47 members of NFTE and FNTO have left those unions and have joined BSNLEU. Prominent among them are Com. A.K. Tiwari, former District President, FNTO and Com. H.L. Rawatre, Branch Secretary, NFTE. CHQ congratulates Durg District Union and welcomes the new members.

[20.07.2010]Building Fund.





Congratulations to Sangareddy District Branch —Sangareddy District Branch(A.P. Circle) collected building fund from 250 members out of 284 members and sent DD for Rs 75000/- to CHQ. The District Branch assured to collect the fund from the remaining members also. Com. Rajasekhara Sarma (Sangareddy) has separately donated Rs 5000/- for building fund and the DD for this amount was received by CHQ. CHQ congratulates him on this occasion.







[18.07.2010]Ludhiana donates Rs.2,20,000 for Building Fund





BSNL Employees Union, Ludhiana District (Punjab Circle) has presented a DD of Rs.2,10,000 to Com. R.L Moudgill, AGS (CHQ) at a function organised at Ludhiana. Ludhina District union has also contributed Rs.10,000 at the AIC in Trivendrum. Thus the total amount donated by Ludhiana District union comes to Rs.2,20,000. So far this is the highest contribution towards building fund by any district union. CHQ Congratulates the team of Ludhiana Comrades led by Com.Balwinder Singh District Secretary.









[18.07.2010]525 workers join BSNLEU in Rajasthan Circle







525 workers have joined BSNL Employees Union in Rajasthan Circle. These workers are mostly from NFTE. The district wise figures of the new members who have joined BSNLEU are as follows:



Jaipur-223, Bharatpur–65, Jothpur–46, CGM Office–40, Barmer–33, Bilwara–25, Kota–20, Sriganganagar–20, Udaipur–17, Sikar–10, Palimarwar–10, Ajmer–9, Alwar–5, Nagaur -2.



CHQ salutes the Rajasthan Circle Union of BSNLEU, under the leadership of Com.Motiram Choudhary, Circle Secretary.







[16.07.2010]Biggest ever trade union action after Independence <>









[16.07.2010]Hearty welcome to the new comrades





Com. Balbir Singh, CS, BSNLEU, Punjab has informed that 88 employees from Jallandher and 20 employees from Ludhiana have deserted NFTE and other unions and have joined BSNLEU. Similarly, Com. A. Dhupal, CS, BSNLEU, Orissa has informed that 43 members of NFTE and FNTO have deserted those unions in Sambalpur and have joined BSNLEU. Com. Santhosh Kumar Das, Circle Organising Secretary of NFTE is also one among those who have joined BSNLEU at Sambalpur. CHQ welcomes these comrades who have joined BSNLEU and also congratulate the Punjab and Orissa Circle Unions.







[16.07.2010]Rs.One lakh one thousand one hundred and one from Aurangabad District Union.





Aurangabad District union in Maharashtra circle has sent Rs. One lakh one thousand one hundred and one to the CHQ, towards building fund. CHQ congratulates the wonderful job done by the Aurangabad District Union.







[15.07.2010]Medicine to cure or to kill? <>







[15.07.2010]90 NTSU members join BSNLEU in Lucknow.





90 members of NTSU BSNL union in Lucknow have joined BSNLEU on 10.07.2010. These NTSU BSNL Comrades, under the leadership of Comrades V.N. Verma, D.R. Singh, Chandra Kesh Upadhyay, Ram Shabad, Ram Tirath, Ram Singh, Bhawani Fer Yadav, Shyam Lal, Sheetala Prasad, Azmal Khan, Afaq Ali, Sudha Rani, P.C. Ram, Suresh Prakash, Mod. Samid joined BSNLEU in a function attended by Com. K.R. Yadav, Vice-President (CHQ), Com. R.K. Mishra, Circle Secretary, UP(East) and Com. Ved Prakash Yadav, District Secretary. CHQ congratulates the Lucknow District Union and UP (East) Circle Union of BSNLEU.







[13.07.2010]National Convention by JAC at New Delhi on 19-07-2010.





As part of the nation wide campaign to save BSNL, a national convention is being held at New Delhi, on 19-07-2010, by the Joint Action Committee of BSNL unions and Associations. This is already intimated to the circle unions. The convention will take place in the Mavlankar Hall between 1000 hrs to 1400 hrs on 19-07-2010. Leaders of the Central Trade Unions, prominent MPs and leaders of the BSNL Unions and Associations will address the convention. As already intimated, all the circle unions are requested to send their representatives. Nearby circles, ie., UP (West), Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab are requested to send delegates, as per quota already allotted to them. All the delegates are requested to take their seats in the hall latest by 0930 hrs.







[13.07.2010]During the recent tour of Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, to various circles, comrades have given building fund to him as per details given below. CHQ heartily congratulates all the comrades.





Chennai Circle : Rs. 1,00,000.00



Hassan : Rs. 30,000.00



Palanpur : Rs. 25,000.00



Jam Nagar District : Rs. 21,000.00



Surendra Nagar : Rs. 20,000.00



Com. M.B. Chaniara, ACS, Gujarat : Rs. 5,555.00



Com. G. Sambasiva Rao,

Dist. President, Khammom : Rs. 5,000.00



S. Rajasekhar, Medak, Sangareddy SSA : Rs. 5,000.00





[13.07.2010]Meeting between BSNLEU and SNATTA <>







[12.07.2010]Chennai convention- a massive show of unity and strength <>







[11.07.2010]Revolutionary Greetings on 11th July, the Historic day of strikes <>







[10.07.2010]JAC letter to Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister requesting reimbursement of 3G and BWA Spectrum Charges paid by BSNL <>







[10.07.2010]BSNL unions oppose stake sale, retrenchment <>







[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]JAC Convention at Hyderabad - 07.07.2010 <>







[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 <>









[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 <>

[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 <>

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

[22.06.2010]JAC Circular - SAVE BSNL! SAVE TELECOM SERVICES<>

[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.

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

[18.06.2010]Building fund - a new record by Warangal

District Secretary, BSNLEU, Warangal has informed that an amount of Rs.1,68,900 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 <>

[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 <>

[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.

[17.05.2010]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

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[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.



[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.

[10.04.2010]Insurance Workers support BSNL Strike <>

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

[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.





[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.<>

[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.

[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.

[15.03.2010]MASSIVE DEMONSTRATIONS HELD TO DAY,15-03-2010



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. <>



[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.



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[12.06.2010]Before it is too late <>


[11.06.2010] Yesterday, today and tomorrow <>

[09.06.2010] Meeting with Director HR on 08-06-2010. <>
[08.06.2010]78.2% IDA merger - some facts <>
[07.06.2010]National Trade Union Convention on 15th July 2010 <>
[05.06.2010] TTA Exam (LDCE) - certain facts <>
[05.06.2010]Government on Disinvestment Spree <>

[03.06.2010]Meeting of Corporate Social Responsibility Board -Decisions <>
[02.06.2010] Editorial - Telecrusader June 2010. <>

[31.05.2010] A Brief Report of All India Conference-Thiruvanathapuram<>
[26.05.2010]Meeting with CMD on procurement of equipments and 78.2% IDA merger <>
[24.05.2010] Homage to com. Moni Bose - Photos <>

[21.04.2010]Agreement Reached with Communications Minister<>
[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>>
[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 <>
[10.04.2010]Why BSNL Workers resort to Indefinite Strike? <>
[06.04.2010]BSNL needs no such Surgery - Scrap Sam Pitroda Panel Recommendations <>
[01.04.2010] A Brief Report on the meeting of Secretary, DOT with the Joint Action Committee on 1st April 2010 <>
[31.03.2010]A letter to Director (HR) - One time Relaxation / concession in JAO Part-II Departmental Examination <>
[30.03.2010]Defeat the retrograde recommendations of the Sam Pitroda Committee <>
[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 <>

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

[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]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 <> <>
[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 <>

[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 <>
[01.01.2010] JOINT FORUM OF BSNL ASSOCIATIONS /UNIONS OF EXECUTIVES AND NON-EXECUTIVES CALL FOR TELEGRAM CAMPAIGN TO PRIME MINISTER AND DEMONSTRATION ON 5TH JANUARY 2010 TO ENSURE FINALISATION OF 93 MILLION TENDER FOR GSM LINES <>


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[11.06.2010] AIBDPA Circular<>
[11.06.2010]AIBDPA writes to Secretary, DOT <>
[11.06.2010] AIBDPA writes to CMD, BSNL<>

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

[06.04.2010]AIBDPA Application for Membership <>
[19.03.2010] CONTINUOUS STRUGGLE TO SAVE BSNL - AIBDPA Circular No.01 <>
[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 <>
[23.10.2009]ALL INDIA BSNL-DOT PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION FORMED.<> <>

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[27.05.2010]CHQ Circular dated 27-05-2010 (Circular No. 2) <> <>
[24.05.2010]CHQ Circular dated 24-05-2010 (Circular No. 1) <> <>
[21.04.2010]BSNLEU Circular No.14 dated 21.04.2010 <>
[14.04.2010]BSNLEU Circular No.13 dated 14.04.2010<>
[06.04.2010]BSNLEU Circular No.12 dated 05.04.2010<>
[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 <>

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[26.03.2010]PRESS RELEASE:- Dharna on 26.03.2010 <>
[16.03.2010]PRESS RELEASE:- One Day Strike by BSNL Workers on 20.04.2010 <>
[12.03.2010]PRESS RELEASE:- BSNL Workers against 30% Disinvestment and VRS <>
[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<> <>
[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 <>





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[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
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[25.01.2010]BSNL Non-Executive Wage Agreement - A Great Achievement despite Adverse Circumstances <>
[14.01.2010] Wage Meeting on 15.01.2010 <>
[07.01.2010]BIG ACHIEVEMENT - CONGRATULATIONS! WAGE REVISION AGREEMENT REACHED - TO BE SIGNED 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.<>

[03.11.2009]MEETING WITH DIRECTOR (HRD), CHAIRMAN, WAGE NEGOTIATION COMMITTEE, DDG (ESTT.) AND DDG (FPB), DOT. <>



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

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

[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)

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[14.06.2010]Anomaly due to accrual of increment of junior earlier than the senior -CHQ writes to BSNL <>
[08.06.2010]Immediate absorption of ITS officers in BSNL - Letter to Secretary, DOT.<>
[07.06.2010]CHQ writes again to Director (HR) for relaxation in JAO part-II exam <>
[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 <>
[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. <>

[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. <>

[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 <>
[20.04.2010]Indefinite Strike started - Big Success <>
[19.04.2010] BSNL Workers Strike from 20th April 2010 <>
[22.03.2010]BSNL WORKERS ON INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 20TH APRIL 2010 <>
[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 <>


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File No.27-7/2008-TE (BSNL) dated 22.7.2010 Non-Executive Promotion Policy (NEPP) for employees in the IDA pay scales of NE-1 to NE-10 of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. - Extension of period of exercising option <>

No.10-6/2010-DE (BSNL) dated 08.07.2010 Review of result of JAO Part-II 40% quota held in the year 2010 <>

No.10-1/2010-R-II (BSNL) dated 07.07.2010 Special Recruitment for filling up the backlog vacancies reserved for SCs, STs, OBCs and Persons with Disabilities in TTA cadre <>

No.1-10/2010-PAT (BSNL)/ Com. Trans. Grant dated 01.07.2010 Payment of Composite Transfer Grant on revised pay in respect of all employees working in BSNL <>

No.1-33/2008-PAT (BSNL)/ Trg. Allowance dated 01.07.2010 Grant of Training Allowance on revised rate in respect of all employees working in BSNL <>

No.1-10/2010-PAT (BSNL) /Transport Allowance dated 01.07.2010


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 <>

No.1-10/2010-PAT (BSNL)/ Hindi personal pay dated 01.07.2010

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

No.1-13/2010-PAT (BSNL)/ encashment of HPL dated 01.07.2010 Encashment of HPL against shortfall in Earned Leave of 300 days on retirement in respect of Executives/Non-Executives absorbed/directly recruited in BSNL <>

No.1-16/2010-PAT (BSNL) dated 30.06.2010 BSNL order on eligibility criteria for interest bearing advances <>

No.1-18/2010-PAT (BSNL) dated 23.06.2010 Encashment of leave on revised pay - BSNL order<>
dated 11.06.2010 Corporate Office issues order for compassionate Ground Appointment of 420 persons. <>

No.27-7/2008-TE-II dated 02.06.2010 Non-Executive Promotion Policy (NEPP) - Last date for option extended up to 22-07-2010 << order>>
No.4/25/2008-P&PW(D) dated 26.05.2010
Medical Allowance for Government Pensioners increased from Rs. 100/- to Rs. 300/- from 01-09-2008 - Orders<>





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

[20.04.2010]JAC Press release - Indefinite strike of BSNL Employees called off after agreement with Minister <>
[19.04.2010] JAC PRESS RELEASE: BSNL Workers' Strike starts from 20th April 2010 <>
[07.04.2010]Extending support to united Forum of BSNL Non-Executive Unions <>
[09.04.2010]Joint Action Committee formed in Haryana, Maharashtra & Assam <> <> <>
[06.04.2010]Indefinite Hunger Strike from 12th April, 2010 <>
UF/AGN dated 05.04.2010 [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 >
[01.04.2010]BSNL WORKERS ON INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 20TH APRIL 2010. Strike Poster <>
JAC/2010 dated 23.03.2010 [23.03.2010]Notice for Indefinite Strike from 20th April, 2010 Called by JAC & Note on the Demands <>
[15.03.2010]JOINT FORUM OF BSNL ASSOCIATIONS / UNIONS OF EXECUTIVES AND NON-EXECUTIVES <>
[10.03.2010]JOINT FORUM OF BSNL ASSOCIATIONS/UNIONS OF EXECUTIVES AND NON – EXECUTIVES <>
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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