Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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DoT to impose fine on infra companies
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will impose a fine of Rs 5 lakh on infrastructure firms if their base transceiver stations (BTS) had not received environmental clearance by November 15.
“All base transceiver stations, which have not been certified by November 15, 2010, or are not compliant, face a penalty of Rs five lakh each,” an official statement said here today.
BTS facilitates wireless communication between equipment and a mobile network. There are 560,000 BTS operational in the country, of which 416,000 systems have so far been self-certified for adherence to the standards prescribed by International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), the statement said.
DoT had extended the deadline for self-certificates to the Telecom Engineering and Resource Monitoring (TERM) Cells of DoT to November 15 from May 15.
“Even though there is no direct evidence of negative health-related implication of these radiations, the government is seized of the concerns raised in this regard and, as such, made self-certification a basic minimum requirement that telecom companies must adhere to,” Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot said in the statement.
In another development, a study released by the industry bodies Cellular Operators Association of India and Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India said the radiation levels in Delhi are much below the international safety standards, putting to rest the growing public concern over emission of harmful radiation and related health hazards from mobile towers.
The study further said cumulative emissions from the cellular mobile towers are much below the prescribed limit set by the ICNIRP.
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Friday, December 10, 2010

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Com.S.Chandrasekharan passed away – our condolences

Com.S.Chandrasekharan, veteran leader of the P&T Trade union movement and former Asst. General Secretary of Administrative Union passed away yesterday at Chennai. He was at present working in CITU, Chennai. He was 80.

He was one of the leaders who was in the forefront fighting against the reformist policies of the NFPTE leadership. He was circle Secretary of both Administrative Offices Employees Union as also Line Staff Union, Chennai. He organised the Central Government employees movement there. Perhaps he and Com.A.K.Veeraraghavan might be the leaders who organised the Casual workers for the first time. For this and his other trade union activities, in 1977 he was compulsorily retired from service. But due to sustained efforts of the union he was reinstated. In 1979 he took voluntary retirement for full time trade union work and started working in CITU.

He was well studied and used to take regular trade union classes for the workers. He was always with the workers and for solving their problems. He was discussing a case with his advocate yesterday evening when all of a sudden there was serious heart attack and he succumbed to the same within minutes. He has got two daughters and one of them is working in BSNL.

We Convey our Heartfelt Condolences to the bereaved family, friends and comrades.

Red Salute to Com. Chandrasekharan !

[09.12.2010]BSNLEU’s election campaign.

Ø On 11th December, 2010 Gujarat Circle Union conducts it’s Circle Executive Committee meeting at Ahmedabad. A massive election campaign meeting will also be held at Ahmedabad on the same day. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, president and Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, will address both the meetings.

Ø Punjab circle union conducts two massive meetings – one at Amritsar on 13th December, 2010 and another at Jallandar & Ludhiana on 14th December, 2010. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS addresses both these meetings.

Ø Karnataka Circle Union conducts it’s Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting on 18th and 19th December, 2010 at Bangalore. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS addresses it.

Ø Kerala Circle Union is conducting three conventions at Calicut, Ernakulam and Trivandrum on 20th, 21st and 22nd December, 2010 respectively. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS addresses these conventions.

Ø Tamil Nadu Circle Union is conducting it’s Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting on 23.12.2010 at Coimbatore. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS addresses it.



[08.12.2010]The glorious two day strike - Circular No.10 <>



The glorious two day strike - Hindi Circular <>



[07.12.2010]Punjab Circle Union launches the 5th membership verification campaign.

Com.Balbir Singh, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Punjab circle has reported that the 5th membership verification campaign of our circle union is launched from Ludhiana today. The star campaigners of NFTE-BSNL Punjab in the last membership verification, Coms. Tarlochan Kaur, Avtar Singh Sahi, Rajiv Sharma and Atul Sharma have since joined BSNL Employees union with more than 100 members of NFTE-BSNL. During the last verification campaign, they toured entire Punjab alongwith Com. M.L. Sharma, Circle Secretary, NFTE-BSNL. In addition Com. Paramjit Singh, Branch President, NFTE-BSNL and Com. Om Parkash, Ex-Branch Secretary, Khanna Branch have also joined BSNLEU. Com. Raj Kishore Shukla, Branch Treasurer, RBN Branch, Ludhiana also joined BSNLEU.Com. Balbir Singh, Circle Secretary welcomed all the leaders to BSNLEU. Com. Balwinder Singh, District Secretary, Ludhiana and Sat Pal Badhan, District Secretary, Jalandhar addressed the mammoth gathering alongwith Circle Secretary, Com. Balbir Singh.



[07.12.2010]Parliament questions & Answers <>



[06.12.2010]JAC circular - Historic Strike - Magnificent Achievement <>



[06.12.2010]5th Membership Verification of non-executives' unions in BSNL - Extension of facilities regarding <>



[06.12.2010]5th Membership Verification of non-executives' unions in BSNL - Election Notification <>



[03.12.2010]CHQ conveys revolutionary greetings

CHQ conveys it’s revolutionary greetings for all the comrades who organized and participated in the strike. This was a glorious struggle to save BSNL. The strike was very successful with the whole hearted participation of the Non-Executives and Executives. The 3 lakh workforce has told in one voice and with determination that the game plan of the government and other vested interests to weaken BSNL will not be tolerated any more.



Comrades, viability of BSNL was the main demand of our struggle. As all of us know that it is not a demand which can be settled in a single day. Rather, it is a continuous process to be persued with the government. Our strike has given out a strong massage to the government that BSNL workers and officers are very serious in restoring the viability of BSNL. Taking the message in right perspective, the new Secretary, DoT has assured his whole hearted support to strengthen BSNL. JAC will seriously pursue this issue through the Secretary, DoT. BSNL management has assured us that it would procure equipments for another 15 million lines, in addition to the 5.5 million lines for which tender is almost finalized. JAC will continue to pressurise both the BSNL management as well as govt. of India to take appropriate steps to strengthen BSNL. The record of discussion given by the BSNL management is placed herewith for information. <>



[03.12.2010]Building Fund

Chennai Circle Union has sent another Rs.72,450/- as CHQ building fund. We congratulate Chennai Circle Union.



[01.12.2010]NFTE in doldrums <>



[01.12.2010]The historic strike has started

The 3 day historic strike has started and is taking place successfully in all the circles. As per the reports received from various circles, the strike has received tremendous response from the 3 lakh Non-Executives and Executives. The work force has given a fitting reply to the arrogance of the govt., which did not even invite the leaders for talks. CHQ salutes and congratulates all the comrades who have joined the strike. The strike will continue up to 0600 hrs on 04.12.2010.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

R.J. Bavalia-DE LD-Retirement Function-inf. by Ashok Hindocha M-09426201999

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Bharat Sanchar Nisam Limited
Representatives of BSNL's Employees Associationsfunions met with
Secretary (Telecom), DoT today where CMD, BSNL was also present. A follow-up .,
meeting with BSNL Management under the Chairmanship of CMD, BSNL was held
at 1500 hrs. on 2no December, 2010 in which Representatives ofJAC as well as from
the management side were also present.
In the cowse of meeting, the unions emphasized on the following issues -
r Procurement of GSM equipment
r Benefit of 50% IDA merger in pay fixation
The management side clarified that action is under way for procurement of 5.5
million lines to meet immediate demand,for North and East Zones. In addition, a
proposal is also being considered to procure l5 million lines for the next year.
On tle issue of Benefit of 50% IDA merger in pay fixatioh(effectively amounting
Io 78.2%), CMD BSNL informed that the case has been deliberated in the 130u
meeting ofthe Board held on 25.8.2010 wherein the Board taking into account all the
pros and cons decided to defer the implementation of the benefit of 50% of IDA
merger for pay fixation till the Company's financial position improves considerably
and there are visible signs of recovery. On further insistence by the JAC members,
CMD requested the union leaders to provide fresh inputs on this issue which could be
examined by the management before submitting the case to BSNL Board for its
consideration.
On the remaining issues, the position is given in Antexure-I.
With this, CMD BSNL again requested the JAC members to withdraw its ongoing
shike, to which the JAC members agreed.
Manaeement Side Joint Action Committee
r \ r. Sf-l--o-^a.
AnnexureJ
lssues taken up by the Joint Action committee in support of their strike from
1"t to 3d December, 2o1O
S.No. lssue raised Current status
l Refund of Rs. 18500
crores to BSNL paid to
Government towards 3G
and BWA spectrum
charges
The management has already taken rip this
issue with the Government and the
Government has made it clear that with a
vtew to provide level playing field to all the
service providers, it is not feasible for the
Government to refund spectrum charges. In
case, spectrum charges are refunded to
BSNL, similar demands shall arise from other
service providers. as well.
lmmediate settlement of
ITS Group A absorption
ISSUE
Basically the issues relates to the
Government. The consultation process with
the Ministries has already started and it will
take some more time. lt is understood that
the Cabinet Note is being finalized.
3. No disinvestmenUlPO of
BSNL
The Government has not taken anv decision
on these issues so far.
4. No VRS
5. No unbundling of last mile
copper cable
The Government has not taken anv decision
in this regard and BSNL has also opposed
unbundling of last mile copper cabte.
6. lmplement the
Government's commitment
on financial viability of
BSNL at the time of
corporatization by
continuing exemption from
licence fee and
continuation of ADC, USO
fund etc.
The Government has already charged licence
fee on account of 3G and BWA soectrum
charges. Further. BSNL is already in receipt
of subsidv from USO Fund
7. Effective and expedilious
implementation of
programmes and projects
like ERP, NGN etc.
lmmediate fool proof
measures for smooth
change over to CDR
POC for ERP project is likely to be rolled out
by the end of December 2010 and the CDR
project has been implemented in 230 SSAs
out of 334 SSAs. The project shall be
implemented in the remaining SSAs very
soon.
8. Government deoartments
and PSUs should be
mandated to take telecom
services from BSNL/MTNL
onlv
BSNL has taken up with the Government. At
the same time, BSNL has to improve its
services so that customers come to us and
we have not to approach various agencies.
Although some of the organizations have
given business to BSNL, still we have to
make rigorous efforts to procure more
business.
9. Revision of Pension on
IDA along with wage
revision. lmmediate
revision of IDA pension of
orc-2o07 BSNL retirees.
The Government has already sent a Cabinet
Note on which certain queries have been
raised. lt is understood that DOT is in the
process of furnishing requisite information.

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[03.12.2010]CHQ conveys revolutionary greetings

CHQ conveys it’s revolutionary greetings for all the comrades who organized and participated in the strike. This was a glorious struggle to save BSNL. The strike was very successful with the whole hearted participation of the Non-Executives and Executives. The 3 lakh workforce has told in one voice and with determination that the game plan of the government and other vested interests to weaken BSNL will not be tolerated any more.



Comrades, viability of BSNL was the main demand of our struggle. As all of us know that it is not a demand which can be settled in a single day. Rather, it is a continuous process to be persued with the government. Our strike has given out a strong massage to the government that BSNL workers and officers are very serious in restoring the viability of BSNL. Taking the message in right perspective, the new Secretary, DoT has assured his whole hearted support to strengthen BSNL. JAC will seriously pursue this issue through the Secretary, DoT. BSNL management has assured us that it would procure equipments for another 15 million lines, in addition to the 5.5 million lines for which tender is almost finalized. JAC will continue to pressurise both the BSNL management as well as govt. of India to take appropriate steps to strengthen BSNL. The record of discussion given by the BSNL management is placed herewith for information. <>

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Thursday, December 2, 2010


1.12.2010: TREMENDOUS RESPONSE HAS MADE 1ST DAY STRIKE CALL A GREAT SUCCESS. ALL THE CIRCLE /DIVISION/DISTRICT/BRANCH SECRETARIES REQUESTED TO INTENSIFY THE STRIKE FURTHER.

30.11.2010: THREE DAYS STRIKE CALL - MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS - CMD BSNL called JAC Leaders & discussed about Three days strike & JAC demands. During discussion he mentioned that 78.2 % IDA fitment benefit issue has been discussed in the BSNL Board Meeting two months before but the BSNL Board advised to implement DPE Order only when BSNL starts earning profit and regarding procurement of GSM equipment he mentioned that 5.5 Million GSM lines tender is going to be finalised very soon because evaluation of Techno-commercial bids is completed and the evaluation of Financial Bids of this tender is in process. Regarding other issues i.e Refund of 18,500 Crores Spectrum Charges, 30% Disinvestment of BSNL, VRS to 1 Lakh Employees, Unbundeling of BSNL's last mile copper conductor, ITS Officers absorption, IDA Pension revision of BSNL Pensioners, Issuing instructions to all Govt. Departments /PSUs to take Telecom Services from BSNL, Reimbursement of license fee and USO charges etc. he mentioned that all these issues are under the consideration of DoT and he advised to meet DDG(SU) DoT to discuss further the status of all these issues.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010


CMD BSNL called JAC Leaders and discussed about Three days strike & JAC demands. During discussion he mentioned that 78.2 % IDA fitment benefit issue has to be decided by BSNL Board based on BSNL profitability. Regarding other issues, he advised to meet DDG(SU), DoT. After meeting the CMD, in view of the casual treatment of BSNL Management / DoT Administration, JAC decided to make three days strike call a Success . Strike call holds good.
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