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Union has decided to conduct demonstration on 18.07.14 in front of CGM/PGM/GM office demanding the management to take initiative to end the prolonged agitation of SNEA raising their own demands, which affects our service.
Restriction on Trade Union activities - Letter to CGM (click here)
Shortage of SiM cards and Data cards (click here)
Deshabhimani news dated 16.05.14 - BSNLEU (click here)
Deshabhimani news - Reliance internet in Govt offices (click here)
Redeployment/rationalisation of TTAs, TMs and Clerical staff - Letter from DGM(HR) Circle Office, Trivandrum (click here)
New services and re-arrangement of staff - Letter to CGM by CS (click here)
Posting of qualified candidates for promotion to the post of Rashtrabhasha Adhikari (click here)
New services and re-arrangement of staff (click here)
Extravagance and wasteful expenditure - Letter to CGM (click here)
Cultural event and family gettogether on 23.04.14 at RTTC Trivandrum - Letter from CGM, BSNL (click here)
BSNLEU Circular No.19 dt.12-4-20
Declaration of closed holiday on 10th April 2014 (click here)
Erroneous finalisation of answer key of JTO LICE held on 02.06.13 (click here)
Photos of BSNL unionukalude samyuktha convvention Pathanamthitta, BSNLEU Kottayam convention, BSNLEU Malappuram convention, BSNLEU Alappuzha convention, CCLU Ernakulam Dist convention (Photos)
Letter from GM(HR) regarding sanction of leave on election day (click here)
Declaration of result of JAO examination (click here)
Request for payment of GPF before Vishu/Easter (click here)
BSNLEU Convention held on 20.03.2014 was inaugurated by Com Govindan Master. Com V.A.N.Namboodiri, AGS Com Muraleedharan Nair, Com A.V.Kuriakose, Com K.Mohan, Com.V.Bhagyalakshmi, Com PVC spoke on the occasion. Com Prathap Kumar presented vote of thanks. (Photos)
AIBDPA Trivandrum convention (Photos)
BSNL CCLU State conference (photos)
Celebrate BSNLEU day on 22nd March 2014
On , BSNL Employees Union will be completing 13 years. Formed on 22nd March 2001 at the National Convention of Telecom Employees at Visakhapatnam, called by the progressive unions in the newly formed BSNL, BSNLEU during the last 13 years have grown to become as the biggest union. It was the only recognised and representative union in BSNL since the second Membership Verification in 2004 to 2013, till it took initiative for grant of recognition to a second union also.
During the last 13 years of its existence, BSNLEU has been able to achieve two wage agreements for the employees, a new Promotion Policy as also many other achievements. It has taken the lead fight against disinvestment and privatisation and stopped the government from selling its share. It has taken initiative in forming the Joint Action Committee/Forum of the Associations/Unions of Executives and Non-Executives which has organised many struggles and strikes to save BSNL and improve its services as also on the demands of the workers. The workers have rallied around BSNLEU due to its sincere and committed functioning. It took initiative in forming the organisations for the Pensioners (AIBDPA) and Casual, Contract Workers (BSNLCCWF) and jointly fought for settling their issues. BSNLEU has also done its due role amongst the PSU Unions. Now it has also taken initiative to form the Joint Action Committee of Non-Executive Unions/Associations for focusing and organising struggles for settling the urgent demands.
Another achievement of the union is the purchase of a new union office building at New Delhi at Shadipur area. The building has been purchased and was inaugurated on the BSNLEU Day, 22nd March 2012. The purchase could be made only due to the whole hearted support of the members throughout the country. The purchase was made by the balance amount in the union accounts and a loan of Rs. 1.5 crore from the bank. CHQ has called for further donations and we are sure that the members will donate generously again to repay the loan. By purchasing the building within 2 years of taking the decision in the Thiruvananthapuram All India Conference, CHQ has been able to fulfill the long cherished dream of the BSNL workers.
We have been celebrating the BSNLEU Day every year by organising some social service like blood donation camps, helping the poor school children by donating uniform and books and dresses to the poor and old etc.
BSNLEU has grown to the present position only with the wholehearted support of our members and well wishers. Let us observe the BSNLEU Day in a befitting manner.
BSNLEU Circle Convention held at Bank Employees Union Hall on 20.03.2014
The BSNLEU Kerala Circle Convention as per the decision of CHQ was held at Thiruvananthapuram on 20th March 2014. In addition to the CEC Members, a large number of representatives from all the SSAs participated.
The Convention was presided by Com. A.V.Kuriakose, Circle President. Com. K.Mohanan, Circle Secretary welcomed all and briefed about the purpose of the meeting. Com. M.V.Govindan Master, Senior CPI(M) leader inaugurated the Convention. In his speech, he explained the historical perspective of labour and capital, the struggles of the workers and also the anti-worker attitude of the government and the neo-liberal policies being implemented by the UPA Government. The class character of both the ruling class parties viz. Congress and BJP was analysed. He assured all support of the Left movement to the struggle of the BSNL employees.
Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, BSNLEU explained the latest development in the telecom sector and the struggles being organised under BSNLEU and the Forum for survival and strengthening of BSNL. The background of the recent agitation against BSNL-MTNL Merger and connected matters, the formation of JAC of Non-Executive Unions and charter of Demands etc. and the BSNL workers role in the general elections were also briefed.
Coms. P.V.Chandrasekharan, veteran leader of P and T Union movement, K.Mohanan, Circle Secretary, R.Muralidharan Nair, AGS, V.Bhagyalakshmi, Mahila Committee Convener, Jacob Thomas (NFPE) and other ledaers addressed. Com. Pratapan, Treasurer proposed vote of thanks.
AIBDPA Trivandrum convention held at P&T House on 18.03.2014
The Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension (DOP and T) vide F.No. -JCA-2 dated has issued orders declaring as closed holiday in view of Birthday of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar.This is applicable for all central government establishments including industrial establishments and PSUs.
BSNLEU Circle Convention at Bank Employees Union Hall on 20.03.2014 (Details)
BSNLEU CCLU Circle Convention at Bank Employees Hall on 19.03.2014 (Details)
AIBDPA Trivandrum convention at P&T House on 18.03.2014 (Details)
Agitation by CCLU at Kottayam - Settlement reg. (Details)
Letter to all District Secretaries /Circle office bearers regarding CWC (click here)
Letter issued to GM(Admn), Circle Office regarding non implementation of agreement with CCLU (click here)
Corporate office has issued order on withdrawal of permission of Gupta agency for selling modems (click here)
Casual/Contract workers on struggle
CCLU has given call to organise Dharna on at SSA/Circle level to protest against the non-implementation of the strike agreement reached between the Circle Management and the Casual Contract Workers Union. As per the CEC decision of BSNLCCWF, it has already given call to organise Demonstration on on the Charter of Demands presented to the DOT/Government.
Demand to desist from vindictive anti-union action (click here)
CHQ writes to GM(CFA) regarding permission given to conduct exhibition of modems in CSCs (click here)
Letter to CHQ by CS regarding the permission given to conduct exhibition of modems in CSCs (click here)
Corporate Office order on promotional offer of full talk time on Top-up recharge of Rs.100 to Rs.199.(click here)
BSNL Management calls for the views of the union on the proposed merger of BSNL and MTNL (click here)
Enhancement of subscription from Rs.30/- to Rs.40/- (click here)
Show cause notice issued by CGM to CS, BSNLEU has been withdrawn in connection with the dharna held on 18.01.14 in Circle Office premises (click here)
Finance Ministry favours 3% as spectrum wage charge.
The Finance Ministry has favoured the recommendation of the TRAI, that 3% shall be the Spectrum Usage Charge, for the companies that get spectrum in the forthcoming auctioning. For BWA spectrum it is favouring continuation of 1% spectrum usage charge, but to charge them weighted average of 3% and 1%, if they buy spectrum in the forthcoming auctioning.
Dharna held at kannur was inaugurated by Com.K.Asokan, CITU Kannur Dist.Vice president.. Dist.Sectretary Clm.P.V.Rajan welcomed the participants. Com.P.Manoharan, ACS, Com.M.T.Nandakumar, CVP, Com.K..P.Rajan Asst.DS, Com.K.V.Thampan, Com.P.V.Unnikrishnan (AIBDPA)& Com.V.V.Krishnan (CCLU ) spoke. Com.K,K.Abhimanue thanked (Photos)
BSNL Waives Installation Charges.
BSNL has decided to waived installation charges for the following categories:
'BSNL offers this new promotional offer for waival of
installation charges only to the prospective customers registering for
Landline and Broadband connections who opt for Annual Payment Option as
5% Increase in IDA w.e.f. January 2014
IDA increase from January 2014 is expected to be 5%. With the existing 85.5%, the total IDA eligible to be paid from January 2014.
Declaration of JTO result -Letter to CGM (click here)
Renewal of MoU with Union Bank of India and Canara Bank.
The issue was discussed with the GM (BFCI) by Com. Swapan Chakraborty, AGS. The union was told that the renewal of MoU with Union Bank of India and Canara Bank is being speedily processed by the Corporate Office, and the banks have also been approached in this regard. The Union requested to speed up the same.
K G Bose day was observed in kannur. A meeting was conducted in BSNL bhavan. Former Asst.CS Com.K.Damodaran remembered him in his speech and explained why we still remember the comrade. Com P Manoharan - Asst.Circle Secretsry presided over the meeting. District Secretary Com P V Rajan welcomed the gathering. M.T.Nandakumar atended the meeting. (Photos)
The uncertainty over the auction price of the spectrum,airwaves, is over. The Cabinet yesterday approved the recommendations of the GoM, headed by Finance minister P.Chidambaram to fix the auction price. Now the government will start the process of auction. It expects to get about Rs. 48,000 crores.
Status of 78.2% IDA merger for pensioners.
Earlier, the DoT had recommended 78.2% IDA merger for pensioners and had sent it for the approval of the Dept. of Pension. A query had been raised by the Dept. of Pension, whether the approval of the Dept. of Expenditure had been obtained for this. We learn that the DoT has already replied for this query.
have become militant. It is clear by the massive marches organised by
the All India BSNL DOT Pensioners Association (AIBDPA) today,
28th November 2013, in all the SSA HQs
and also CCAs demanding settlement of the 23 Points Charter of
demands. As per the reports received massive participation , was seen.
BSNLEU leaders and workers also participated in most of the centres.
As per the decision of the Jaipur central executive committee meeting of AIBDPA held on 5-6th october,2013,we have already conducted the protest day on 25th October by holding demonstrations at district/circle level and sending fax messages to the minister for communications and Secretary, DOT most successfully on the 23 point charter of demands, focusing 78.2% IDA fixation.
On the initiative of BSNLEU, the CMD, BSNL wrote a DO letter to the Secretary, DOT clarifying the exact agreement provision with regard to the arrears of 78.2% IDA fixation, since the DOT order dated 10-06-2013 has a clause which stated “no arrears will be paid”.
These developments had the desired result and the DOT approved pension revision based on 78.2% IDA merger and sent to the pension department for their approval. However the file has not been received back to DOT. BSNLEU is pursuing at the pension department for early approval.
Meanwhile we have to implement the second programme of the Jaipur CEC,march to CCA office /Circle office with maximum participation.
BSNLEU has been demanding that a new PLI formula should be framed, in consultation with the Staff Side of the National Council. In the last meeting of the National Council, it was agreed that the Secretary, Staff Side and Leader, Staff Side will be members of the Committee. Accordingly, the Committee has now been formed.
BSNL call rate reduced (click here)
BSNL Employees union 7th circle conference news (click here)
Article written by K.Mohanan Cricle Secretary, BSNLEU published in Deshabhimani daily on 2013 November 6.(click here)
The state conference held at kottayam as unanimously selected the following members as Circle Committee members of BSNLEU :
President : A.V.Kuriakose (Ernakulam)
Secretary : K.Mohanan (Trivandrum)
Tresaurer : S.PrathapKumar (Trivandrum)
Vice president : B.S.Girija Kumary (Trivandrum)
P.Gopakumar (Circle Office)
Asst Secretary : K.N.Jyothilekshmi (Kollam)
C.Santhoshkumar (Circle Office)
Asst Treasurer : P.R.Shajiman (Alappuzha)
Org. Secretary : A.N.Rajan (Thrissur)
V.Bhagyalakshmi (Kozhikode) (Mahila Committee Convenor)
Ponnamma Thankan (Kottayam)
V.S.Sreekumaran Nair (Civil wing)
Thomas Mathew (Pathanamthitta)
Mahila conference held on the third day of circle conference was inaugurated by Adv.K.Thulasi, Working Womens Central co-ordination committee. the conference was presided by com Krishnakumary Rajasekharan, Mahila Association State Committee. Com K.n.Jyothilekshmi delivered the welcome speech. (photos)
Reception committee members was also honoured (photos)
Com Vaikkom Viswan, CPI(M) leader and LDF convenor also addressed the conference on 08.11.13 (photo)
Today the second day of Circle conference, a send off session took place presided over by Com. P.V.Chandrasekharan, AIBDPA Circle President. Com R.Muraleedharan Nair, AGS, BSNLEU delivered the welcome speech. Com P,Abhimanyu, Secretary BSNLEU spoke on the occassion. Comrades those who have retired from service was honoured. Com M.G.S.Kurup, Com Mani Ravindran, Com P.V.Ramachandran, Com C.Sadanandan also spoke on the occasion (photos)
The evening session of first day of conference was conducted as cultural conference, which was inaugurated by Com. K E N Kunjahammad. It was presided over by CITU Dist. Secretary Com. T R Reghunadhan. Adv. K Anilkumar welcomed everyone.Com P K Premnath delivered the key address.Circle President, Secretary, AGS, Mahila Sub Committee Convenor were present. Souvenir of circle conference was presented by K E N. Leaders presented the prizes to the cultural and sports competition winners. Com. Ponnamma Thankan, Convener of cultural committee extended vote of thanks. (photos)
The circle conference of BSNL Employees Union started at Mamman Mappilai hall kottayam. Circle President Com.A V Kuriakose hoisted the flag in the presence of GS P Abhimanyu, Circle Leaders, Reception Committee Members and Delegates.
The inaugural function was started with the welcome song organized by BSNL Kala Vedi of kottayam.The function was presided by A V Kuriakose, Circle President of BSNLEU. Chairman of reception committee Com. V N Vasavan welcomed everyone. Com. M A Baby, Polit-bureau member inaugurated the function and leaders of different trade unions attended the event. (photos)
BSNL Corporate Office has issued instruction to the effect that the qualified candidates who are processing B.E., B.Tech, AMIE and M.sc (Electronics) need not undergo the pre-basic 1 and 2 trainings and can be directly sent for the Phase-1 training.
BSNL employees strike deferred
The one day strike
on 25th October 2013 called for by the United Forum of BSNL Unions
demanding settlement of the 30 demands included in the Charter of
Demands, has now been deferred after detailed discussions with the
Director (HR) BSNL and other officers.
7th Circle Conference Reception committee office inauguration and logo prakashanam (click here)
Kozhikode District Conference (click here)
Palakkad District Conference (click here)
Detalls of Kottayam District Conference held on 25.09.13 (click here)
1st October - BSNL Day
BSNL will be completing 13 years of its existence on 1st October 2013. It was formed on 1st October 2000 as part of the neo-liberal policy of the Government with the intention of gradually disinvesting and privatising the same. The Telecom Unions under the banner of National Action Committee led by AITEU. Class III (N) organised two successful strikes and other agitational programmes against corporatisation. Then recognised Federations, NFTE and FNTO went on strike in the last moment but made an agreement with the DOT accepting corporatisation. Thus BSNL was formed on 1st October 2000.
What happened during the last 13 years are well known to all. The company was running well and improving its position. The government and the private sector which thought that BSNL will crumble down on its own were disappointed. When they realised that BSNL is strengthening they started the operation to weaken and destabilise it. Government support on financial viability was stopped, the procurement process was destabilised and along with the same, many actions were taken to favour the private companies and against the interest of the incumbent operator, BSNL. The government decided to disinvest BSNL, but the Joint Forum by going on strike defeated the same. On the strong opposition from JF, VRS could not be implemented. But the anti-PSU policy of the government and the lethargic working of the ITS led management resulted in continued loss for the company for the last four years. The Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations is making all out efforts to pressurise the government and BSNL Management to take pro-BSNL decisions and implementation of the same. It called upon the workers to improve the customer services. The National Convention on Revival of BSNL held at New Delhi on 3rd August adopted a Declaration with proposals and suggestions for strengthening the company and for a better service to the customer. This process is continuing.
And now the 13th anniversary of the formation is
coming. Let us continue our work to improve the service and pressurise
the management and the Government for taking suitable decisions for
strengthening the company.
6.6% IDA increase from October 2013
It is reported that BSNL employees will get an increase of 6.6% IDA with effect from 01-10-2013.Accordingly the total IDA from October 2013 will be 78.9 + 6.6 = 85.5%. The order is expected soon. Pensioners will also be eligible for 6.6% IDR increase. It is only a few days back that the Central government issued orders for 10% DA increase for CG employees w.e.f. July 2013. While the PSU employees get increase of IDA every three months, for the CG Employees, it is once in six months.
Dharna on 23.09.13 in front of CGM office was inaugurated by Com. V.S.Achuthanandan, Former Chief Minister. Com A.V.Kuriakose, Circle President BSNLEU presided over the function. Com.P.Asokababu, Vice President BSNLEU, Com K.Mohan, CS BSNLEU, Com Muraleedharan Nair, AGS BSNLEU, Com P.V.Chandrasekharan, AIBDPA spoke on the occassion. Dharna was a grand success. More than 300 comrades from all parts of Kerala attended the dharna with true spirit. (Photos) (paper cutting)
Cultural Programme competition will be conducted in connection with the 7th Circle Conference to be held at Kottayam from 06.11.13, 07.11.13 and 08.11.13 (details)
Convention held at Trivandrum on 23.09.13 in connection with the all india strike to be held on 25.10.13 was inaugurated by P.Asokababu, Vice President, BSNLEU. (photos)
United Forum defers strike to 25.10.13
The United Forum of BSNL Unions, which met on 24th September 2013 at BSNL MS office after detailed discussion decided to defer the strike scheduled for 27th September to 25 October 2013
The decision is consequent to the discussions held between the United Forum with the Sri A.N.Rai, Director (HR) on 17th September in which certain positive signals have been given by the management and also further discussions are to be held on 4th October. Keeping the gun powder dry and ready, we are waiting for the management to settle the issues. The workers should be prepared for the strike at short notice if the issues are not settled. We are giving the management a chance to discuss and settle the long pending issues of the workers.
Strike poster ( click here)
Payment of salary before onam - Letter to CGM (click here)
Allotment of funds for payment of GPF advance/withdrawl (Letter to CGM)
CCLU strike - Details of agreement in malayalam (click here)
CCLU Strike - Agreement
The salient features of the settlement are:
1. The employees engaged for Cable/Line maintenance
will be paid @ Rs.258/- + DA
This is the first time that a uniform wage structure has been implemented throughout the state and there will not be any victimization against the workers participated in the strike.
Dharna on 21.08.13, 22.08.13 and 23.08.13 (3 days) in front of CGM/GM offices for early settlement of pending demands of united forum (Notice)
CCLU Strike - Request for discussion and settlement (click here)
JAO Examination - Letter to CGM to publish the result of balance vacancies of JAO examination (click here)
BSNL Corporate Office, vide it’s letter no. BSNL/7-9/SR/2013 has given direction to all the CGMs of BSNL not to allow demonstration, dharna strike and other forms of protests in BSNL premises. The letter says that such protests can be held only in a designated place. This is nothing but an attempt to stifle the voice of the trade union movement in BSNL. The order of the Corporate Office unfailingly reminds us of the dark days of emergency, promulgated by Smt. Indira Gandhi. We cannot allow such restrictions. We have expressed our protest to the CMD BSNL. We hope he will take appropriate decision.
BSNL to enter into agreement with two state owned companies of Bangladesh.
BSNL is to enter into an agreement with two state owned telecom companies of Bangladesh, viz., Bangladesh Telecommunications Co. Ltd (BTCL) and Bangladesh Subamarine Cable Co. Ltd (BSCCL), to establish optical fibre cable connectivity between India and Bangladesh. This decision is taken in a meeting held at Dhaka on 30.07.2013, between the govt. officials of the two countries. As per reports, BSNL plans to lease nearly 100 gigabytes of international bandwidth from the two Bangladeshi companies, to route a chunk of it’s overseas call and data traffic. This agreement will reduce BSNL’s dependence on Tata Communications for routing it’s international traffic.
Sample questions for Telecom Mechanic Exam (click here)
Letters to CGM by Circle Secretary regarding: (click here)
a) Request for liberalized valuation for JTO LICE held on 02.06.13
b) Filling up of vacancy post of driver
c) Declaration of results of balance 61 vacancies of JAO examination
d) Question paper in regional language for TM examination
Making amendments to the Recruitment Rules of TM, TTA, JTO and JAO.
BSNLEU has long been demanding that the Recruitment Rules for the cadres of TM, TTA, JTO and JAO should be amended, so that the many restrictions that are existing in the RRs, and that are creating road blocks for more number of officials appearing the examinations, can be removed. In the discussions that the GS and AGS had with the GM (Estt.), on 25.07.2013, it was agreed to look into t