26.05.2012]CHQ Circular No.4 - on the struggle of all Unions and Associations of BSNL<
[26.05.2012]Conduct countrywide demonstrations on 31.05.2012 against the atrocious price hike of petrol
The Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU, held on 25.05.2012, has decided to call upon the Circle, District and Branch Unions, to conduct country wide protest demonstrations on 31.05.2012, against the atrocious and unprecedented hike in the price of petrol. It may be noted that Shri Rangarajan, Economic Advisor to the government has said yesterday, that the price of Diesel, Cooking gas etc. should also be hiked, to attract foreign investments. Hence, the demonstration on 31.05.2012, may be conducted powerfully.
[26.05.2012]Meeting of the CEC to be held on 24.09.2012 at Ludhiana
The 6th All India Conference of BSNLEU is to be held at Ludhiana from 25th to 28th September, 2012. As a prelude to the AIC, the Central Executive Committee meeting is to be held at Ludhiana, at 1400 hrs on 24.09.2012. All members of the CEC are requested to make note of this and book their tickets accordingly. Notification for the CEC will be issued shortly.
[25.05.2012]Circular of the Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations. <
[24.05.2012]Notification for Designation Committee Meeting to be held on 29-05-2012. <
[24.05.2012]Atrocious price hike in petrol
The UPA government has atrociously hiked the price of petrol by Rs.7.54 per litre. This is the steepest hike in the price of petrol that has ever been made. This price hike will severely affect the middle class people and will further increase the inflation. BSNLEU severely condemns this unjustified price hike and calls upon the Circle / District and Branches to participate in protest actions.
[24.05.2012]Enhancement of the quantum of HBA, consequent to Wage Revision – CHQ writes to Corporate Office <
Meeting of all Unions & Associations of BSNL decide to launch struggle
An all Unions and Associations of BSNL meeting was held at New Delhi on 23.05.2012. BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, SEWA BSNL, BSNL MS, WRU, ATM, BTEU etc. participated in the meeting. The meeting expressed it’s deep dissatisfaction over the non-settlement of ITS repatriation. Even after the lapse of one year, management has not shown any interest to procure mobile equipments, telephone instruments, modems, cable, OFC and other maintenance materials which has seriously affected the financial recovery of BSNL. The UPA government is showing total indifference to settle the demands of the Unions & Associations, connected with BSNL’s viability.
Hence to compel the management and government to settle the issues, the following agitational programme will be launched.
06.06.2012 - Demand Day / Post Card campaign
27.06.2012 - March to GM/CGM Office
18 & 19.07.2012 - Two day dharna
It was decided that the agitational programme will be launched from the platform of Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations.
[The programme after the two day dharna, will be decided in the meeting to be held on 13.06.2012.]
Organise and agitate massively to save BSNL
[23.05.2012] Circle Secretaries are requested to send telegram to CMD BSNL.
Despite assurance given to us by the CMD BSNL and Director (EB), BSNL Board did not approve the modification to NEPP ( incorporating NE 12 pay scale), in is meeting held on 21-5-2012. Hence, circle secretaries are requested to sent the following telegram to
Shri R.K. Upadhyay
Bharat Sanchar Bhavan,
Janpath, New Delhi-110001
Text of the telegram
“We express our protest and deep dissatisfaction over the non-approval of the modification to NEPP (to incorporate the NE 12 pay scale) by the BSNL Board, in its meeting held on 21-5-2012 A A A we demand approval of the same immediately.
[23.05.2012]Give option to female employees to include parents -in- law as their dependents-CHQ writes to Corporate Office. <
[22.05.2012]Approval for modification to NEPP, incorporating NE12 pay scale, to be approved in the next Board meeting.
Based on information from reliable source, it is announced on our website yesterday that the modification to NEPP, incorporating NE12 pay scale, was approved by the BSNL Board in it's meeting held on 21-05-2012. However, it became clear today that the Board did discuss the issue, but couldn't approve it due to paucity of time and the same is to be approved in the next meeting. The incorrect information provided yesterday is deeply regretted.
[22.05.2012]Declaring HCV (Hepatitis – C) as chronic disease - CHQ writes to Corporate Office <
[22.05.2012]Com. Arun Kumar Dasharia, circle Secretary, Contract Workers Union, Chhattisgarh circle, died in a road accident.
CHQ informs with profound grief, the untimely death of Com. Arun Kumar Dasharia, Circle Secretary, Contract Workers Union, Chhattisgarh circle. He died in a road accident yesterday. Com. Arun Kumar Dasharia was a dynamic young comrade, who was also the All India Organising Secretary of the BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation. BSNLEU dips it’s banner and pays it’s respectful homage to Com. Arun Kumar Dasharia. CHQ also offers it’s heartfelt condolences to the members of his family, as well as to the comrades of Chhattisgarh circle.
[22.05.2012]Private companies loot Rs. 1.80 lakh crore in the coal industry.
The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has pointed out that private companies have looted Rs. 1.80 lakh crore in the coal sector, between 2004 and 2009. During this period, the govt. has allotted coal blocks to the private companies without any auctioning. The CAG has accused that the govt. had given ‘undue benefits’ to the private companies. It may be remembered that in the telecom sector also private companies were allowed to loot Rs. 1.76 lakh crore worth of 2G spectrum. The liberalisation policies being persued by the UPA govt. enables the private companies to loot the natural resources of this country.
[21.05.2012]Circle Conference of ALTTC held on 19.05.2012 <
[21.05.2012]Circle Executive Committee meeting of NTR Circle was held on 21.05.2012
The Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, NTR Circle, was held on 21.05.2012, at CTO Sabhagar, New Delhi. The meeting was presided over by Com. H.L. Makkar. Com. R.S. Chauhan delivered the welcome address. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU participated in the meeting and elaborately spoke on the anti-BSNL policies of the govt., efforts being taken by the JAC to revive BSNL, ITS repatriation issue, etc. He also gave detailed reply, for the questions raised by the members.
[21.05.2012]Vodafone, Tata Tele services and Aircel manipulate their accounts to evade tax.
The TRAI has alleged that private operators, viz., Vodafone, Tata Tele Services and Aircel are causing losses to the exchequer, by manipulating their accounts. In it’s letter dated 14th May, 2012, addressed to the DoT, the TRAI has alleged that the three private telecom companies are showing higher revenues in their STD business to avoid higher license fee. It was pointed out that telecom companies pay only 6% of their revenue as license fee for STD calls. Whereas, license fee for other category calls are as much as 8% and 10%.
[21.05.2012]Corrigendum for BSNL Swar, regarding news on All India Conference
In the front page of the May issue of BSNL Swar, the venue of the forthcoming All India Conference is wrongly written as Ludhiana, Chandigarh. This is a printing mistake. It should have been printed as Ludhiana, Punjab. The mistake is regretted.
[21.05.2012]Visit BSNLEU, Punjab website for news on All India Conference
Punjab Circle Union is taking all out efforts to make the forthcoming 6th All India Conference of BSNLEU a grand success. To know about the news on preparations of the AIC, comrades are requested to visit the website of Punjab Circle Union www.bsnleupb.in
[19.05.2012]BSNL’s petition, seeking 25 months time for ITS repatriation, dismissed by Hon’ble Delhi High Court.
Hon’ble High Court of Delhi outrightly dismissed the modification application filed by BSNL seeking 25 months time for repatriation of unabsorbed ITS officers working in BSNL.
Even desperate plea made by the BSNL counsel to give time upto 31st December, 2012 was rejected by the Hon’ble Court. Hon’ble HC while dismissing the application of BSNL directed it to complete repatriation process by 30th Sept, 2012.
Intervention application was filed by BSNLEU, SNEA(I) and AIBSNLEA. Eventhough the intervention application was also dismissed, yet counsel appearing for these Associations/unions strongly opposed the move of ITS controlled BSNL Management for extension of time. Intervention application was not admitted on technical grounds since we are not party in the original application. Further course of legal action is being discussed with our counsel.