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As per the directions of the CHQ BSNLEU, today the BSNLEU, SNATTA , BSNLMS and the AIBDPA jointly celebrated the achievement of the orders on 78.2% IDA merger issue along with the clearence of pension liability case by BSNL. These two issues were of major achievement by the FORUM for the past many a years, and finally the FORUM observed two days strike on 21st and 22nd April,2015. Consequent on the successful observation of strike the DoT Secretary met the FORUM leaders on 01st May 2015 and discussed the issues, with an assurance that a cabinet note will be suitably prepared and sent for approval. Finally, the Cabinet discussed the note, before the reshuffling of Central Cabinet took place and gave its nod. The DoT issued the orders on 18th July 2016 with regard to 78.2% IDA Merger for the pensioners . It was a greatest achievement of the FOBU&A and its united struggles for a quite a long period. Unfortunately, certain union has started claiming all credit of the united struggles, and even went upto felicitation programmes to their all India Union leaders. The efforts of all CHQs of the constituent unions of FOBU&A cannot be sidelined by any one single union. In addition, we have to register and record the efforts of the A I B D P A CHQ also, whose advisor Com.Namboodir and Gen.Secretary Com.Jayaraj also pursed the case consistently. The Association also charlked out various types of protest programmes at the all India level in order to see that the retired officials will get the benefit of 78.2% IDA merger on par with serving employees. In order to uphold the real truth of FOBU&A efforts in achieving the agenda, the BSNLEU CHQ in its CEC meeting held at New Delhi on 18th,19th and 20th July 2016, gave directions to observe 27th July 2016 as a Victory Celebration day and explain whole of the things in detail. And it was observed today at the all India level, more particularly in Karnataka Circle. In many a places, the celebrations took place even in branch units also. In certain SSAs, like Shivamogga and U K Dist. even SNEA and AIBSNLEA joined the Victory celebrations. We thank one and all for this unique and big achievement which was pending since long time. Photos received by the circle union upto 2200 hours have been uploaded. Request you to go through the same. Congratulations and Thank you all. BSNLEU KARNATAKA CIRCLE....

BSNLEU conducted a very impressive seminar at New Delhi, observing the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. BSNLEU observed a very impressive seminar yesterday at New Delhi, observing the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron, BSNLEU, presided over the seminar, conducted in the Gardwal Bhawan. More than 400 comrades, who had come from UP(East), UP(West), Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, NTR and Corporate Office enthusiastically participated in the seminar. Com. Balbir Singh, President, garlanded the portrait of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar and paid respects to one of the greatest sons of India. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, welcomed everyone. Making the introductory speech of the Seminar, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, stated about the organisational decision of BSNLEU to celebrate the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. He explained about the efforts being taken by BSNLEU to settle the genuine grievances of the SC/ST employees. Com. Tapan Sen, MP & General Secretary, CITU, as well as com. G. Mamatha of Dalit Soshan Mukti Manch addressed the seminar. They elaborately explained the role played by Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, in gifting an extraordinary constitution to the nation as well as his efforts for the upliftment of the downtrodden people of the country. CHQ heartily congratulates all the comrades for making the seminar a success.















HAPPY Eid - Mubarak to all the muslim brothers and sisters and their family members on the occassion of Eid -e-Milad. BSNL Employees Union, Karnataka Circle.

Letter addressed to Director HR Smt.Sujatha T Ray with regard to 8th July 2016 meeting is attached herewith.

An extract detailing the issues addressed to Director (HR) is attached herewith.please.


The BSNLEU CHQ has addressed a letter to CMD BSNL on the issue of SCT cell letter dated 08.03.2016 barring the SEWA BSNL members to become members of other trade unions functioning in BSNL. Extract from BSNLEU CHQ has been reproduced herewith and the same is attached.

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Despite heavy rains, the BSNL at Madikeri has orgainised a Mela on 04th July 2016 and all the Members of BSNLEU and the Executive staff have made it a successful one by coming out to streets. Photos of the same is attached herewith. Congratulations to all those who took part in the Mela and made it a grand success against all odds.

As per the call of the United Forum of BSNL Non executives unions and Associations, the wearing of black badges during office hours and demonstration programme has been observed jointly by BSNLEU - BSNL MS - SNATTA organisations. In Karnataka Circle, the programme has been observed successfully in all SSAs, despite heavy rains at Madikeri ,Belagavi etc., In Mysuru, Hubli, Kalburgi SSAs, the programme has been observed even at branch levels. In Bijapur, the FNTO organisation has also joined the demonstration by wearing black badges. A detailed report along with photos have been sent to CHQ BSNLEU on 5th July by 1700 hours. On behalf of United Forum of Karnataka Circle, I thank one and all of all the unions and associations who took part in yesterdays agitation programme and made it a successful one in our Circle Photo's received from various SSAs is attached herewith,.Gundannack Convenor,United Forum

The Ministry of Finance, Government of India, has raised the interest rate on GPF deposits,to 8.1% w e f 01.07.2016 to 30.09.2016. Copy of the resolution is attached herewith.

Com. V A N Namboodiri , Advisor to AIBDPA has met the CMD BSNL on 5th July 2016 and discussed issues related to BSNL Pensioners. Extract from V A N Namboodir blog is attached herewith.

As reported by Press Information Bureau, the Central Government Cabinet meeting held yesterday, has taken a decision on the issue of liability of Pension Payment by BSNL Establishment. The extract has been reproduced herewith along with Kannada translation.

After the Central Cabinet approved the issue of payment of pension and the liability of BSNL towards payment of pension, the FORUM of BSNL Unions and Associations of Executives and Non-Executives Convenor has thanked all the constituent unions and associations. The extract from BSNLEU CHQ along with Kannada translation is attached herewith.

Holding of the circle, district and branch conferences which have become due. The All India Conference of BSNLEU is going to be held from 31.12.2016 to 03.01.2017 at Chennai. Hence, all the circle, district and branch conferences, which have become already due, should be held immediately. CHQ wishes to point out that, especially it is the duty of the circle unions to not only conduct their conferences, wherever they have become due, but also to ensure that the conferences of the district and branch unions are held on time. P.ABHIMANYU, Gen.Secretary BSNLEU CHQ ND./// In this regard, the cooperation of all the Dist.Secretaries of Karnataka Circle is solicited in holding the Dist. Conferences whereever it has become due and to schedule the Dist. Conferences, which are supposed to be held with due date of upto Dec., 2016. Similarly, it is also brought to the notice and information of all Dist.Secretaries that the Branch Conferences should be held once in a year and Dist.Conferences are to be held once in two years. This is as per our BSNLEU Constitution guidelines. gundanna c k Cir.Sec., BSNLEU KTK Circle.

NDA government planning to increase Maternity Leave to 26 weeks. The NDA government is planning to increase Maternity Leave to 26 weeks. According to the media, the government is taking steps to introduce a bill in this regard, in the monsoon session of the Parliament. The government is planning to make this applicable not only to the government departments and to the public sector, but also to the private sector. If the Act is passed, undoubtedly it will give good benefit to the working women. At the same time, we must understand that such steps are being taken by the government only to cover up its anti labour policies. On one side, the government is giving huge concessions to the corporates and MNCs. On the other side, it is trying to amend all the existing labour laws to the benefit of the employers. To cover up such pro-corporate and anti - labour policies, side by side, the government is also giving some small benefits like increasing the maternity leave.

THE CONVENER OF THE FORUM has addressed a letter to GS NFTE requesting them to reconsider their decision to stay out of FORUM. This is very much required for the United struggles which have to be launched immediately to protect the BSNL Company from Disinvestment and Privatisation moves of the Government of India. The FORUM letter is attached herewith.

BSNL is saved from disinvestment and privatisation only because of struggles. The Niti Aayog has recommended a list of PSUs for closure/disinvestment. The inter ministerial meeting of secretaries is going to consider the recommendations shortly. Under this situation, a top official of the government has stated that the government is going to consider disinvestment/strategic sale only in those PSUs where least resistance is expected from the employees. It is to be remembered that a number of united strikes have taken place in BSNL against disinvestment and privatisation. Now, it becomes clear that only these united struggles have saved BSNL from disinvestment/privatisation.

Declaration of the convention of the Central Public Sector Trade Unions, held at Hyderabad on 02.07.2016. The convention of the Central Public Sector Trade Unions, held at Hyderabad on 02.07.2016, has unanimously passed a declaration, wherein the economic policies of the government, the attacks on trade union rights, the attacks on public sector undertakings and the need to make the 2nd September, General Strike successful are discussed. Circle and district secretaries are requested to give wide publicity to this declaration so as to make the 2nd September, General Strike a historic success.

National Convention of Central Public Sector trade unions held at Hydrabad resolves to make the 2nd September General Strike a historic success. A national convention of the Central Public Sector trade unions was held at Gandhi Bhavan, Hydrabad today. The main agenda before the convention was to make the 2nd September General Strike a success. 450 delegates, representing various public sector undertakings, participated in the convention. Veteran trade union leader and the President of the INTUC, com. Sanjeeva Reddy inaugurated the convention. Senior leaders like com. Tapan Sen, MP, GS, CITU, com. H.Mahadevan, Working President, AITUC, com. Swadesh Dev Roye, Secretary, CITU and com.Shanmugam, GS, LPF addressed the Convention. The draft declaration introduced by com. Tapan Sen, was unanimously adopted by the convention. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, Com.J.Sampathrao, CS, Andhra Pradesh circle & AGS and com. P. Asokababu, Vice-president(CHQ) represented BSNLEU in the Convention. Totally 27 delegates participated in the deliberations. On behalf of BSNLEU, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the convention. He exposed the pro-corporate and anti-worker Neo Liberal policy being implemented by the BJP government and assured to make the 2nd September General Strike successful in BSNL. The Convention unanimously resolved that, the widest possible campaign should be conducted to make the General Strike a historic success.

The United Forum of BSNLEU - SNATTA - BSNLMS has given call to observe Black Badge demonstration and protest programme on 05th July 2016 demanding immediate settlement of certain specified non executive related issues. A Circular in Kannada and extract from BSNLEU CHQ website is enclosed herewith for information and guidance of all our Comrades. Please ensure the programme is a successful one in all District and Branch levels. Send photos of the protest programme without fail on 05th July before 1500 hours positively. gundannack cs bsnleu ktk.

KANNADA VERSION OF THE CHQ LETTER ON THE ABOVE SUBJECT MATTER

The notification issued from BSNL for the recruitment of Junior Engineers (T.T.As) is appended herewith. Candidates with eligible qualification may apply online to these posts.

Attached herewith a statment detailing the FTTH faults pending at the Circle level as on 28th June 2016.

We regret to inform all that our senior Comrade.V.Mukundan demised today around 1500 hours in Saragur village,H D Kote Taluk, Mysuru District. A tribute to Com.Mukundan, remembering his contribution to BSNLEU in particular and P&T- BSNL trade union movement is attached herewith.


Pl see the attachment for the detailed minutes of the meeting....

The FORUM has addressed a letter to CMD BSNL with regard to intensifying of SWAS programme at the all India level. In the meeting held on 23rd June,2016, the FORUM has proposed to conduct rallies involving all the non executives and senior officers in order to see that SWAS programme is popularised amongst the public. It is notable here to record, that the BSNL has once again registered its record sales during the month of April 2016 also. The letter is attahced herewith.

THE FORUM OF BSNL UNIONS AND ASSOCIATION MEETNG HELD ON 23RD JUNE 2016 has decided to demand the restoration of LTC., Medical Allowances and HRA 0n 78.2% IDA. Letter addressed to Anumpam Shrivatsava CMD BSNL is attached herewith.

The Corporate Office has revised the target parameters for the Fixed line Assets for the year 2016-17. All Circle targets including KARNATAKA is attached herewith.

The 125th birth anniversary celebrations of babasaheb Dr.B R Ambedkar is being celebrated from BSNLEU Karnataka Circle at Mysuru. The format invitation in Kannada is attached herewith. Request you all to go through the same.

The CGM Karnataka Circle Bengaluru 560 008 has granted Spl.C L on 18th and 19th for attending the CWC meeting at Mysuru. Copy attached herewith.

BSNLEU Karnataka Circle is observing the 125th Birth day celebrations of babasaheb Dr.B R Ambedkar on 18th June 2016 at Karnataka State Open University Auditorium, Manasa Gangothri, Mysuru.The programme will commence from 1100 hours and will be uptill 1400 hours. The main speaker - the special invitee - for this august programme is Dr.Shivakumara, who is working at Kuvempu Study Center, Manasa Gangothri,Mysuru. The personal introductory biio-data details of Dr.Shiva Kumara is attached to this letter.In addition, Com. P.Abhimanyu, Gen.Secretary, Com. M C Balakrishna, Asst.Gen.Secretary, Com.B P Narayana,Cir.President and Com.N.Basavaraju,Dist.President Mysuru will also be on dais. BSNL Employees from Bengaluru,Mysuru,Mandya,Tumakuru,Hasana and Madikeri districts are hereby invited to participate in the programme and thus make the observation of Dr. Ambedkar birth day celebrations,a grand success. Once again, on behalf of my Circle Working Committee members and all the Dist.Secretaries of BSNLEU Karnataka Circle, I take this privilege to invite you all to the progamme- GUNDANNA C K Cir.Secretary BSNLEU KTK Circle.

We have informed through our website yesterday that, the government has formed the 3rd Pay Revision Committee (PRC) for the officers of the Public Sector undertakings. The recommendations of this 3rd PRC will be applicable only to the officers, and will not be directly applicable to the Non-Executives of the Public Sector. As regards the Non-Executives, the wage revision will be bargained with the Management, by their recognised unions, and finally wage revision agreement will be signed. However, the quantum of fitment, rate of increment, etc., recommended by the 3rd PRC, will have certainly have a bearing on the wage settlement of the Non-Executives. BSNLEU has already demanded that the Management should start the Wage Revision talks. However, the Management has replied that Wage Revision talks would start, only when clearance is given by the Administrative Ministry, ie., the DoT. Now that the government has already declared the formation of the 3rd PRC, we will demand that the DoT should give necessary clearance to BSNL, for starting negotiations for the Wage Revision.

The Circle Working Committee meeting of BSNLEU Karnataka Circle will be held on 18th and 19th June 2016 at Mysuru. Meeting Notice is attached for the information of all CWC members and Dist.Secretaries.

Today, myself and DS Madikeri met CGM KTK Circle in his chamber and had a very detailed discussion on the issue of Materials supply position to Madikeri and in general to all SSAs of KTK Circle The Stores supply included Power Plants,Batteries, Low Count Cable, Drop wires,Cables and UY/UV Connectors etc., Further, we also discussed the issue of Consolidation of SSA into Business Area,which is a new project for Karnataka Circle and creating a panic situation within non executive staff. The CGM categorically informed that no such move of shifting of files related to HR issues,planning issues and ERP issues are there before 1st July 2016. We are yet to have a detailed discussion amongst ourselves (within admiminstration concerned) and nothing will take place immediately. However, our union demanded a detailed meeting with all the non executive circle secretaries of Karnataka Circle and brief about the grim situation. The letter addressed to CGM on the subject matter has been handed over to CGM. The Copy of the letter is attached herewith for everyone's information.

. BSNL’s revenue for the financial year 2015-16 is expected to be around Rs.30,000 crore. It’s Operational Profit will be around Rs.2,000 crore. This information was given by the CMD BSNL in the meeting with the Core Committee, held today. It is noteworthy that BSNL’s Operational Profit was only Rs.672 crore in the financial year 2014-15.

It is a great news that Karnataka circle has earned a profit of around Rs.40 crore in the recently concluded financial year 2015-16. Karnataka is a very big circle, with a lot of potential for increasing revenue. It is really encouraging to know that this circle has become profit making. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the entire officers and employees of Karnataka circle for this great performance. The other profit making circles are Andaman & Nicobar, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala and Odisha.

The services of BSNL suffer to a great extent due to the damaging of the OFC and copper cables of BSNL. However, due precautionary and follow up actions are not being taken at the field levels. In most of the cases, where filing of FIR is warranted, the same is not being done. This issue was seriously raised by the Staff Side in the 34th meeting of the National Council. Following this, Corporate Office has sent a letter to all the CGMs. Even this letter also seems to be a mere formality only. Hence, circle and district unions are requested to be vigilant on this issue, and create sufficient pressure on the field level administration to take serious action


The views expressed by the CMD BSNL on VRS, in an interview given to the Indian Express recently, caused worry to the employees. In that interview, the CMD BSNL had stated that VRS is necessary to make BSNL profitable. The leaders of the Core Committee of the Forum, met the CMD BSNL on 30.05.2016, and strongly told that VRS is not acceptable. Further, Forum also wrote to the CMD BSNL, refuting his arguments in favour of VRS. After this, the CMD BSNL met media persons at Pune on 02.06.2016. In that press meet, the CMD has told that VRS will not be implemented in BSNL. We welcome CMD BSNL's changed view on VRS issue.

BSNL Corporate Office has issued order on 22-12-2015, with regards to fixation of pay of the officiating TTAs. Now, the Principal CAT has stayed any recovery to be made, from the districts salary of the Officiating TTAs, based on the order dated 22-12-2016

JAO LICE 10% QUTOA EXAMINIATION WILL BE HELD ON 28.08.2016. THERE ARE 365 VACANCIES AT THE ALL INDIA LEVEL. IN KARNATAKA CIRCLE 16 VACANCIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE EXAMINATION UNDER OC 12; SC 02; ST- 02 CLASIFICATIONS. CORPORATE OFFICE LETTER IS ATTACHED PLEASE.

JTO LICE for the vacancies of the year 2013-14 was held on 22.05.2016. This exam was held under the new JTO RR 2014. Some uncertainty was created due to the order of the Hon’ble CAT, Patna bench, which has said that the JTO LICE for the vacancies of 2013-14 should not be conducted as per the JTO RR 2014. BSNLEU has been demanding that the Management should not accept this judgement and proceed to declare the results. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) and Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rect.) today and insisted that the results should be declared without any delay. Management replied that they are working in that direction and results are likely to be declared within a day or two.

02.06.2016 - The Circle Working Committee Meeting of BSNLEU Karnataka Circle will be held on 18th and 19th June 2016. The meeting will take place at Mysuru. Actual venue will be communicated in a day or two. Review of membership verification results and other national and circle level issues will be discussed as main agenda. On 18th morning, upto lunch period, the 125th Birth annivrsary programme of Dr.B R Amedkar will be observed by Circle Union. Post lunch, the CWC meeting will start. Com. P.Abhimanyu, Gen.Secretary BSNLEU will be in attendence for both the days. All CWC members and Dist.Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting positively. Only CWC members and Dist.Secretaries are permitted to attend the meeting. In case, if any DS is not in a position to attend the meeting due to various reasons, he is requested to depute his Asst.Dist.Secretary only to attend the meeting.

31.05.2016- Three important union activists of BSNLEU are retiring from service on superannuation.. Com. Purad SSS of Gadag (Hubli Dharwad Telecom District),and ex Dist.Secretary of BSNLEU Hubli; Com, S Nagaraj, S S Sand Dist.President of Hasana BSNLEU and Com. S S Sankheen SSS ex Dist.President of BSNLEU Kolar . These three comrades were pillar to our BSNLEU organisation in their respective districts and the comrades above the board.... Com. Nagaraj was the first Dist.Secretary of BSNLEU at Hasana and a Comrade who took initiative to form BSNELU at Hasana along with Com.P C Gowda and other comrades... Com. Shankeen was also a founder member of BSNLEU at Kolar and served in all the capacities of the organisation at Kolar in very hard days. He is the comrade who is responsible for all the activities of the organisation along with Com.Rajappa Dist.Sec., and the courage of Com.Shankeen was a moral thing for all the comrades to follow.. Com. Purad led the BSNLEU Hubli Dharwad union from the front immediately after the demise of Com.Sadanand and he made us to feel that there is no vaccum on the demise of Com.Sadanand. He was a very good administrative worker also, and he has available to Circle and CHQ activities at the call of the organisation.

Com. B P is retiring from service today on superannuation. A small respectful article on service and achievements attached herewith...

27.05.2016 - An article by Com.Namboodiri, Why we oppose VRS? has been reproduced here in order to educate our members as for as V R S is concerned. There is another move by Corporate Office, especially by CMD BSNL, to re introduce V R S to BSNL employees, with sole interest of making BSNL a profitable company. Please read this article under this background and educate others. spread the message


The FINAL result sheet of 7th Membership Verification for which counting has been held on 12th May 2016 has been issued by Chief Returning Officer. The letter is addressed to CMD BSNL. The BSNLEU has been recognised as Main Recognised Representative Union of non executive employees. The BSNLEU has secured 81,195 votes (49.56%) at the all India level. In Karnataka Circle, the BSNLEU has secured 6371 votes which comes to 51.76% votes. We thank all the non executive employees who brought this victory possible for BSNLEU continuously for the 6th time. Thank you Comrades........

Corporate Office letter dated 19th May 2016, issued by Sri.Ram Shakal, Addl.G M (SR) on the subject matter of Formation of Councils at National,Circle and SSA levels and Composition of Councils have been issued. The Copy of the letter may please be gone through carefull, in order to compose the councils at your levels. Letter attached please.

Corporate Office letter dated 19th May 2016, issued by Sri.Ram Shakal, Addl,.GM (SR) on the subject matter of Granting of facilities to the recognised unions after 7th Membership Verfication is attached herewith. All are requested to note the same

Today myself along with Cir.Treasurer Com.Keshava J V and CGM O DS Com.Girish met the CGM Sri. P.Nagaraju along with PGM HR Sri.Venkateshwara Rao, DGM HR Sri.Angadi and SDE SR Pattar and received the official copy of the Karnataka Circle result sheet of 7th Membership Verification held on 10.05.2016. All the officers who were present congratulated the BSNLEU for achieving the first position with high percentage of votes. The CGM also sought the cooperation of our union in development activities of BSNL, for which we have responded positively. We thank the administration for their kind gesture. We also assure the management our best cooperation in the development activities of the BSNL.

THE RESULT SHEET OF BSNLEU KARNATAKA CIRCLE AS ON 1417 HOURS. THE RESULTS OF BgTD is awaited. it will be upted once it is received.. As on time, we are 53% approximately in Karnataka Circle Thanks and Congrats to all the BSNLEU MEMBERS who made it possible in 7th Membership verification.....

THE RESULT SHEET OF BSNLEU KARNATAKA CIRCLE AS ON 1417 HOURS. THE RESULTS OF BgTD is awaited. it will be upted once it is received.. As on time, we are 53% approximately in Karnataka Circle Thanks and Congrats to all the BSNLEU MEMBERS who made it possible in 7th Membership verification.....

The BSNLEU KARNATAKA CIRCLE will open a Control Room in BSNLEU Office in CGM Office premises and it will strat working from 0830 hours to 2130 hours of 12th May 2016. The Circle Secretary and important office bearers of CWC and CGM Office District Secretary and DWC members will be busy in collecting election result information from all the Dist.Secretaries of Karnataka Circle and also from our CHQ and the same will be transmitted to all over the Circle and to all the members of CGM Office. There will be two seperate big notice boards in CGM Office to display election results both of Karnataka Circle and of All India, with time to time uploading of latest informations.... all of you can contact us for latest information both the ways - to give information and to enquire on the latest information on phone number 080 25542494 apart from mobile number of Circle Secretary and CGM Office Dist.Secretary...

It was amazing... the 7th membership verification... we have participated in 6 membership verifications.. but not like this... this time it was amazing.. all the two - three months tours,seminars, working committees,campaign meetings, came to an end on 7th May and it was really a sigh of relief... what an enthusiasm in our union workers.. no never seen so far.. Bengaluru Telecom District and Mysuru Telecom District BSNLEU Units were trend setters for whole of Karnataka Circle... even small units like Tumakuru and Kolara were competing with big units like BgTD and Mysuru.... All your efforts, sincearity,affection,commitment was the end result of yesterday election... Out of 12,288 total non executive voters, 11699 voters have voted the future of BSNL and BSNLEU... The Post election report collected from our Dist.Secretaries is giving an indication that this time, it is only one recognised union, and that is BSNLEU.. Let's wait upil tomorrow.... it is a matter of 24 hours... the entire thing will be made known at the all India level... lets wait.. it is always a pleasure to wait in anticipation of something... On behalf of BSNLEU Karnataka Circle, i immensely,wholeheartedly thank you all the common voters,Branch Secretaries,Dist.Secretaries,Dist,.Office Bearers and Circle Office bearers of BSNLEU Karnataka Circle, for all your tireless efforts putforth by you all in all these two three months, for which reason, we had a happy note yesterday..Thank you all Thank you.. Thank you and Thank you........

The 7th membership verification campaign meeting took place at Shimoga. All branch secretaries Dist office bearers and general members of BSNLEU Shimoga were in the meeting. Members from Shimoga Sahara. Shikaripura Bhadravathi Soraba came to the meeting. The well organised meeting was addressed by Prasad CS BSNLMS All India representative Sri. Ganapathy of BSNLMS Çom. B P Narayan Cir.President Com.Balakrishna M C AGS and Gundanna CK Cir.Sec. addressed the meeting in detail. With the attendence of the members only it was clear that BSNLEU will take the lead in results at Shimoga. Com. Y R Nagaraj presided over the meeting. Com. Basavaraj H DS welcomed all.

The 7th membership verification campaign meeting of BSNLEU at Mandya The 7th membership verification campaign meeting of BSNLEU took place at Mandya on 03rd May 2016. Com.Krishnegowda president of BSNLEU Mandya presided over the meeting. Com Balakrishna M C. AGS..Com.Sudharshan BgTD DS..Com. Muddaiah ACS Com.Gundannack CS addressed the meeting and detailed the necessity of BSNLEU winning the elections with absolute majority this time. Com.Cheluvegowda DS welcomed all and Com.Doreswamy Dr.TTA & Dist.Treasurer BSNLEU Mandya gave vote of thanks.

The BSNL Corporate Office has answered certain queries related to preparation of voters list and voting eligibility criterias.... please go through the attached file.

A very massive meeting of all the branches of Bengaluru East and North East took place at Halasuru Telephone Exchange premises. The meeting was addressed by Com.S. Chellappa, Asst.General Secretary, BSNLEU CHQ. Com. Chellappa, spoke at length about the achievements of BSNLEU since inception of BSNL and the role played by BSNLEU in a very crucial times of wage revision, promotion policy, survival of BSNL and other major issues. It was very emotional thing for all the leaders of BSNLEU, that after the completion of Com.Chellappa’s speech almost all the members who attended the meeting, came & met Com.Chellappa personally and thanked him for his very detailed and narrative speech what he made. In addition to this meeting, all the important Dist.Office bearers of SNATTA along with Cir.Secretary of SNATTA, came in motor bike rally from PGM Office to Halasur T E wearing red colored T Shirts and made table to table campaigne for BSNLEU in Halasur T E office and CGM Office. Com. Sadashivam, Branch President, Com. Kumareshan Branch Secretary, Halasuru Telephone Exchange, Com.Sudharshan H V Dist.Secretary, Com.Karunakaran, Dy.Cir.Sec., SEWA BSNL, Prashanth H Y Cir.Secretary SNATTA, Com.Irfan Pasha ACS BSNLEU KTK Circle, Com.Kumar Cir.Org.Secretary, Com. T S K Rao, Dist.V P were on the dais along with Com. C K Gundanna Cir.Sec. All the Vice Presidents and ADS and other dist.Office bearers of Bengaluru Telecom Dist and AIBDPA attended the meeting. Com.Govindaraju, ADS BgTD, compeered the meeting. with BSNLEU members from Indiranagar, Koramangala, BG East, Lazar Road, Kammanahalli and other branches attended the meeting along with Halasur T E members.

The Seventh membership verification meeting has taken place at Tumakuru on 30th April, 2016 at GM Tumakuru Office premises. Com. M C Balakrishna, AGS., Com. C K Gundanna CS., Com.Karunakaran, Dy.CS SEWA BSNL, Com.Muddaiah, ACS, Com. Irfan Pasha ACS and Com.Naresh Reddy Circle Org.Sec., participated and addressed the meeting. Com. Boraiah, Dist.President Presided over the meeting. Com.Nageshwaraiah, Dist.Secretary welcomed all and gave the necessity of casting votes to BSNLEU. Com.Ashwathnarayana compeered and Com.Ramaprasad gave vote of thanks. All the SNATTA members who are part of BSNLEU attended the meeting. BSNLEU is having just 85 paid membership in Tumakuru. The salient point of BSNLEU meeting was, all the 85 members were present in the meeting, including lady comrades, till the end of the meeting and all of them assured personally, that they will vote for BSNLEU. It was a 100% attendance meeting as for as BSNLEU Tumakuru is concerned. Red Salute to Dist.Secretary and other DoB and comrades of BSNLEU Tumakuru for their determination with BSNLEU

BSNLEU MYSURU MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION CAMPAIGN ON 01.05.2016: It was a historic campaign meeting never done in entire Karnataka Circle. It was not a campaign done by BSNL Employees Union District Secretary and other office bearers!!!!! In turn it was a membership verification campaign done by residents of Telecom Staff Quarters of Mysuru by inviting the Dist.Secretary and other office bearers to their place of living!!!!! I do not think that this has not happened at the all India level also!!!! The residents of BSNL Staff quarters at Udayagiri and RTTC Mysuru invited all the district office bearers of BSNLEU to come and campaign on 01st May 2016, in their staff quarters area, as it was a day of workers’ – May Day. When our Union leaders went there, it was a shocking surprise for them, as the women employee members of our union, welcomed with “Mangala aarathi” (Welcome with Sacred light), garlanded all the leaders who went for campaigning, the leaders were taken to each members’ house and offered food and beverages to them. It is very important to note that, the family of one of the CGA comrade of BSNLEU- Mrs. Margaret Mary Jayasheelan- who resides in the staff quarters, has made arrangements to cut a very big cake, exclusively prepared in the name of International Worker’s day – May Day. It was a very exuberant campaign arranged by resident members of BSNLEU from their side, with lot of love and affection and with a very big promise that all the resident members – 80 houses in total- will vote for BSNLEU. When other unions are trying hard to get audience for their meetings, here is a unique example of members inviting BSNLEU leaders on their own to their residential venue, and promises us that we will vote for BSNLEU only!!!!

NFTE was a party to agree to a meager PLI amount on 30th March 2016, meeting. But immediately on 31st March it denied that it has never agreed to it, when BSNLEU campaigned that it will be a shameful act on all non executive employees to accept two digit PLI amount as offered by BSNL Management. Here is the three episodes story of true NFTE colur.. please go through and bring it to the notice of our employees, irrespective of union affiliations.......

In the midst of 7th membership verification, the NFTE BSNL is moving with false claims and total myths against BSNLEU. Even though all these have been replied by BSNLEU on many occassions, because NFTE has raised the issue now, all the facts and details have been putforth by BSNLEU. You may please go throuh the same.

BSNLEU CHQ GS HAS REPLIED TO CMD BSNL NOTICE IN A MOST BEFITTING WAY. NOW THAT NFTE BSNL IS PASTING AND DISTRIBUTING THE XEROX COPY OF THE BSNL MANAGEMENT NOTICE TO ALL THE EMPLOYEES, WE FEEL THAT IT IS RIGHT TIME TO BRING IT TO THE NOTICE OF ALL EMPLOYEES OF BSNL WHAT OUR CHQ HAS WRITTEN AS A REPLY TO THAT NOTICE. THE REPLY IS NOT ONLY A FITTING REPLY TO MANAGEMENT, BUT ALSO EXPOSES NFTE NAKEDLY

We are attaching the new updates from Com. Namboodiri's blog which updates about the latest position of 78.2% IDA merger to Pensioners; the parliament acceptence of minimum of Rs.10,000 per month wages to Contract workers and the growth rate of BSNL for the months of January and February 2016, as communicated by TRAI.

A jubiliant meeting was held at Vijayapura (Bijapura) on 26th April 2016. More than 350 comrades from BSNLEU, SNATTA and SEWA Association participated in the election campaign held in the GM Office premises. Before commencement of the meeting, all these comrades took out a procession from Vijayapura telephone exchange to G M OFFICE Vijayapura which is more than 1 kilometer. Comrades and Branch Secretaries,Dist.Office Bearers from Bagalkot,Jamkhandi and Bijapur participated in the meeting. The Procession was led by Com.Haggad Dist.President, Com. S R Nayak Dist.Sec., Com. Jadhav, ACS, Com.R S Kulkarni Cir.Org.Secretary, Com.Balakrishna M C, AGS CHQ. Com.Haggad presided over the meeting at GM Office premises. Com. Nayak welcomed all and gave a key note address with regard to 7th membership verification. Com. Balakrishna and Com. Gundanna addressed the comrade participants giving them the necessity and importance of BSNLEU getting recognition as a major recognised union. It was very impressive, jubiliant and overhelming meeting held at Vijayapura. We than all the rank and file comrades of Vijayapura District who came from all the talukas of the district and also all the DWC members who conducted the meeting in a most successful way. Photo is attached.

AN IMPRESSIVE VERIFICATION MEETING TOOK PLACE IN CGM OFFICE AUDITORIUM ON 22ND APRIL 2016. COM.P.ABHIMANYU GEN.SEC., BSNELU ADDRESSED THE MEETING. MORE THAN 450 MEMBERS OF BSNLEU FROM CGM OFFICE, AND BGTD NORTH EAST BRANCHES ATTENDED THE MEETING.

A massive verification meeting took place at Karnataka Chamber of Commerce Auditorium JC Nagara Hubli today the 23rd April. The BSNLEU members of Hubli-Dharwad district,and other neighbouring districts like Uttara Kannada,Davangere,Belgaum,Bijapura also came to attend the meeting. This meeting was the last lap meeting addressed by Com.Gen.Secretary. Hence, the BSNLEU members from other far off districts also came and attended the meeting. The meeting was presided over by Dist.President,Com. Harish Doddamani as well as CP Com.B P Narayan.All the participants were welcomed by Com.Shivashankarappa,DS Hubli. Before Commencement of the actual addressing by other leaders, senior Comrade of Hubli-Dharwad as well as the BSNLEU Karnataka Circle, Com. U M Purad, former Dist.Secretary Hubli, as well as Circle Council member was felicitated by Com.P.Abhimanyu. The felicitation was organised by Dist.Union. Com. M C Balakrishna,AGS BSNLEU CHQ, Com.Gundanna C K Cir.Secretary BSNLEU and Com. Sudharshan H V Dist.Sec.,BSNLEU addressed the house, before Com.P.Abhimanyu addressed the house for more than 2 hours. All the salient points of the 7th membership verification was explained in detail by Com.P.Abhimanyu. The Hubli-Dharwad meeting organised by Circle and Dist.Unions, has converted itself into a Circle level BSNLEU verification meeting, addressed by Gen.Secretary,as members from all the Districts were present there and heard to the Gen.Secretary address in order to carry on the campaign in their respective districts. We thank all those comrades, who were more than 450 in number, who came to this meeting on 23rd April. The Circle Union also thanks the local BSNLEU Dist.Union of Hubli-Dharwad, and all the DWC members of local district union, for organising a very effective and successful meeting at Hubli. Thank you all Comrades........

EXTRACT OF THE SAMPLE BALLOT PAPER OF 7th Membership verification is attached herewith for general and advance information purpose.



BSNLEU CHQ RELEASED HINDI POSTER

BSNLEU KARNATKA CIRCLE RELEASED ENGLISH POSTER

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BSNLEU KARNATAKA CIRCLE RELEASED HANDBILL 1

BSNLEU KARNATAKA CIRCLE RELEASED KANNADA POSTER

The SEWA BSNL CHQ, immediately after the signing of alliance pact with NFTE BSNL, started alleging the BSNLEU in a most unwanted way. These allegations were circulated in the social media like anything. After studying the allegations made by SEWA BSNL, the BSNLEU CHQ has replied the baseless allegations which have been attached herewith. It is a fitting reply by BSNLEU CHQ, wherein all the false allegations have been replied. Both the members of SEWA BSNL who are with BSNLEU and also with other Unions/Associations are requested to go through the same.


Babasaheb Dr.B R Ambedkar's 125th Birth day celebrations were conducted by various units of BSNLEU in Karnataka Circle. This programme was observed as per the call given by BSNLEU CHQ and Circle. Photos of those units, who sent photo after the celebration programme on 14th April, is attached herewith. The other divisions like Davangere,DK Dist., etc., even though they have celebrated the programme, no photos have been received by them. It will be uploaded once they send the photos.





[09.04.2016]Flip-flop, about turn and somersault of NFTE on PLI issue. NFTE is criticising BSNLEU on various platforms on the PLI issue. Hence, we are duty bound to give reply to NFTE. In it's Aurangabad CEC meeting, NFTE took decision to organise "indefinite hunger strike" on the PLI issue. But, this programme was never conducted. Will NFTE friends tell the workers why even "a single day hunger strike" was not organised by them on PLI issue. When the CMD offered only a 2 digit PLI, BSNLEU rightly rejected it. BSNLEU said, paying PLI in a 2 digit amount is an insult to the workers. It rightly demanded payment of Minimum PLI. But, NFTE crawled before the CMD and accepted the 2 digit PLI. On 30.03.2016, com. Islam Ahmed ran "a 100 metre race" and attended the PLI Committee meeting convened at "only one day's notice". In the meeting, he declared that NFTE is not rejecting the meagre amount of PLI, offered by the Management Side. (NFTE website entry dated 30.03.2016 ) However, after "facing music" from his own people, on the next day itself, com. Islam Ahmed somersaulted, ran to the Director(HR), and told her that NFTE is not accepting the "meagre amount of PLI." (NFTE website entry dated 31.03.2016) Now, com. Islam Ahmed says that the door for PLI payment was opened by NFTE after 7 years, and now the amount has to be bargained. BSNLEU has already demanded Minimum PLI, and to achieve this, two rounds of agitational programme are already conducted by BSNLEU and it's alliance partners. Cooperation to the Management is totally withdrawn from 08.04.2016. Will com. Islam Ahmed say what agitation NFTE is going to conduct to bargain for a better PLI?

09.04.2016 - The real face of NFTE. When the BSNLEU led United Forum gave letter for agitational programme, Management gave a threatening letter to GS, BSNLEU. NFTE very happily uploaded this letter on their website on 07.04.2016. What a shame? This clearly shows that NFTE is in collaboration with the Management. Com. Islam Ahmed has stated that this letter is a slap on the face of BSNLEU. Yes, only those who fight against the Management will get slapped, and not the sycophants (chamcha giri karnewale). Do the NFTE friends have the guts to upload the United Forum's letter dated 07.04.2016, written to the Management?

14th April 2016 happens to be the 125th birthday of Dr.Babasaheb B R Ambedkar. The Country could not see another person of this caliber,capacity,knowledge and social struggle. The BSNLEU Karnataka Circle directs all the Dist.Secretaries to organise the birth day celebration programme on 14th April 2016 itself, even though it is a declared holiday. All the DWC members,CWC members and other activists at the District level may pay floral tribute to the great social scientist the land has seen. Seperate programmes may be organised on convenient days after wards. But mobilise the members on 14th April at around 1100 hours and pay floral tribute without fail.

BSNLEU CHQ has addressed a letter to Smt.Madhu Arora, GM (Est) on the subject matter of Permitting TTAs sent belatedly for training to appear for the JTO LICE as directed by CAT Hyderabad. Letter attached for information.

The BSNL Corporate Office has amended the Clause 6(i) of the BSNL Transfer Policy. Now the employee who is also a CARE GIVER of disabled child suffering from "Thalassemia" and "Haemophilia" have been brought under immunity from transfer. The Coporate Office letter is attached herewith.

BSNLEU CHQ Gen.Secretary has replied to the Corporate Office letter on the subject matter of One day Dharna on 07th April 2016.


YUGAADI GREETINGS TO ALL BSNL EXECUTIVE AND NON EXECUTIVE EMPLOYEES. LET ALL GOOD THINGS HAPPEN IN THE DAYS TO COME; LET ALL ILL FEELINGS BE RESOLVED AND LET ALL OF US REJOICE WITH HAPPINESS AND JOY....BSNLEU KARNATAKA CIRCLE

PHTOS OF DHARANA HELD AT CGM OFFICE BENGALURU

As per the call of the BSNLEU CHQ, CHQ SNATTA and BSNLMS CHQ day long Dharana were held in all the SSAs of Karnataka Circle. The Dharana was observed jointly by all the three Unions. Later after the dharana, all the Cir.Secretaries and Dist.Secretaries available in CGM Office, met CGM Sri. P.Nagaraju, and handed over the letter on Non cooperation movement from 08.04.2016 onwards. Letter addressed to CGM KTK CIRCLE and Photos of Dharana held at CGM Office are appended herewith. Photos of Dharanas held at various SSAs in Karnataka Circle will be uploaded by tomorrow.


A vert enthusiastic and jubiliant meeting of all Branch Secretaries, Dist.Office bearers and activits and members of BSNLEU Hasana took place today afternoon from 1530 hours to 1800 hours. Meeting was addressed by Com.Namboodiri, Com. M C Balakrishna and Com. Gundannack. All issues related to Seventh membership verification and other issues related to survival of BSNL have been detailed by all speakers in the meeting. The members who attended the meeting were very enthusiastic.This was one of the most successful meeting organised by BSNLEU Hasana.

The second day program SWAS Convention and 7th membership verification of D K Dist was held to day at Mangaluru. The Convention was attended by all the 28 Branch Secretaries, Presidents and DWC members, in addition to all rank and file activists of BSNLEU members. Com.Narayan Rao & Com Harischandra Rao veteran leaders of E.III (N) also attended the meeting. Com. Namboodiri gave inaugural address on both SWAS & 7th membership verification. Com Gundanna CS gave keynote address. Com.Balakrishna M C AGS & Com. Venu Nambiar Circle VP spoke on 7th membership verification. Com. Krishna Dist.President & Com. B P Narayan Cir.President presided over the meeting. gundannack. cir.sec/

BSNLEU, SNATTA and BSNL MS issue notice for agitation. BSNLEU, SNATTA and BSNL MS have issued notice to the CMD BSNL, for conducting agitational programme. The demands and programme of action notified in the letter are as follows:- Programme of action. (a) Dharna at Corporate Office, circle and SSA levels on 07.04.2016. (b) Total withdrawal of cooperation from 08.04.2016 onwards. Demands. (1) Immediate payment of Minimum PLI. (2) Holding of Special Board meeting for the implementation of the following HR issues of the Non-Executives:- (a) Implementation of new designations to the cadres of RM, TM, Sr.TOA and TTA. (b) Pension contribution by BSNL Management to the Directly Recruited employees of BSNL. (c) Implementation of the E1 pay scale to the Non-Executives. (d) Sanctioning of one extra increment to the left out Non-Executives, in lieu of wage loss. (e) Implementation of gratuity to the casual labourers. <>


Today,the SWAS Convention and 7th membership verification campaign was kick started at UDUPI for Dakshina Kannada Dist. Com.V A N Nambooduri inaugurated the conventiin and detailed the necessity of impriving BSNL stability. Com.Gundanna CS spoke about the 7th membership verification and the necessity tio elect BSNLEU as number one union wuth absolute majoruty. He also exposed the episode of 2 digit PLI assuggested and pleaded by NFTE and later its reversal in order to satisfy their members. The meeting was conducted at Woodlands hitel auditorium. More than 250 delegates were in the convention from neighbouring districts like Uttara Kannada Dist and Shivamoga. Com.B P Narayan, Cir.President, Com.M C Balakrishna AGS, Com.Muddaiah ACS also spoke from the dias. Dist office bearers of AIBDPA were also present in the convention.

BSNLEU KARNATAKA CIRCLE IMMENSELY THANK SRI.P.NAGARAJU, CGM KARNATKA ON THE ISSUE OF JTOs TRANSFER CASE (CLICK MORE DETAILS)

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SUCCESSFUL SWAS CONVENTIONS AND MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION CAMPAIGNS WERE CONDUCTED AT DAVANGERE ON 30th March 2016, BALLARI ON 31st March 2016 and at KALBURGI on 01st APRIL 2016. The CHQ VICE PRESIDENT Com. P.Asoka Babu, Com. M C Balakrishna Asst.General Secretary, Com.Muddaiah Asst.Circle Secretary, Com. Keshava J V Circle Financial Secretary accompanied the Circle Secretary in the above tour programme. In each District, the Dist.Secretary, all the Dist.Office bearers and all the Branch Secretaries participated in the Convention as well as Campaign. The necessity of involving oursevles in a much more seriously in Service With A Smile Campaign was detailed to all the BSNLEU Dist. Union Office bearers and activists. In the post lunch session, the details regarding 7th Membership verification were detailed and it was explained in detail the necessity of BSNLEU winning the 7th Membership Verification in the first position was explained. There was a different type of enthusiasm in all the District level meetings. In Kalburgi, it was a special type of meeting involving the Dist.Office bearers and Branch Secretaries of Raichur and Bidar in addition to Kalburgi, held at Kalburgi. We thank Com. Sagar Shambhu Rao, Dist.Secretary Bidar, Com. Bheemanna Kamble, Dist.President Bidar , Co. Basavaraj Dist.Secretary Rayachuru, Com. Mallappa, Dist.President, Rayachuru and Com. L R Bhosle Dist.Secretary Kalburgi and Com. Md.Musthafa Dist.President Kalburgi and all the Dist.Office bearers and Branch Secretaries of all the three districts. In Davangere, Sri. Vivek Jaiswal, the GM Davangere also participated in the Service With a Smile Convention. In the beginning he had interactive session with the members who were present in the Convention, followed by it, he addressed the Convention about the necessity of attitude change required by our staff of BSNL. This was the Second phase programme of BSNLEU Karnataka. In the first phase programme, Com. P.Abhimanyu, Gen.Secretary addressed two massive meetings at Bengaluru City Exchange and Jayanagara Exchange premises on 23rd March 2016. On 24th March 2016, he addressed a centralised meeting held at Chickmagalur. The otheer three neighbouring districts, Dakshina Kannada, Hasana and Shivamogga attended the Convention along with Chickmagaluru district members at Chickmagaluru.

AS PER THE CALL GIVEN BY BSNLEU CHQ, A SUCCESSFUL LUNCH HOUR DEMONSTRATION WAS HELD IN ALL SSAs OF KARNATAKA CIRCLE EXPOSING THE UNDEMOCRATIC AND UNETHICAL BEHAVIOUS OF NFTE BSNL BY PREASSURISING THE BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE FOR A DOUBLE DIGIT "MEAGER" AMOUNT AS P L I WHEN 7TH MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION PROCESS IS ON. REPORTS FROM ALL THE DIST.SECRETARIES HAVE COME ALONG WITH PHOTO AND THE SAME HAS BEEN COMMUNICATED TO CHQ. WE CONGRATULATE ALL THE DiST SECRETARIES WHO ROSE TO THE OCCASSION IN A VERY SHORT AND LIMITED TIME.