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The Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU started enthusiastically at Jaipur at 10:00 am today. The Rajasthan circle union has made wonderful arrangements for the meeting. Com. Ashok Pareek, CS, Rajasthan, warmly welcomed everyone. Com. Balbir Singh, President, is presiding over the meeting. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, moved the condolence resolution. The session started after adoption of the agenda. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, presented the note for discussion. In his speech, the General Secretary elaborately explained about the 27th July One Day Strike, decision of the Cabinet to form a Subsidiary Tower Company, settlement of SC/ST reservation in internal exams, withdrawal of cooperation, seminars on Great October Revolution, etc. He elaborately explained about the failures of the Modi government to solve the problems of the working people, and called upon the Central Secretariat members to make massive mobilisation for the 3 day dharna, to be held at New Delhi. After the speech of the General Secretary, the members of the Central Secretariat have started their deliberations.

The lunch hour demonstration against the formation of Subsidiary Tower Company has taken place in Karnataka Circle on 15th September 2017, in all the SSAs of the Karnataka Circle. The District Secretaries and members of BSNLEU, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA,BASE,SEWA,FNTO & BSNLMS have joined the lunch hour demonstration and addressed the members against the formation of subsidiary tower company and its impact on revenue earning position of the BSNL.The leaders also criticised the strategy adopted by the Central government, to cripple the revenue earning source of BSNL, one after the other continuously and regularly, so that the BSNL can be sold or further disinvested in a very short term. Reports have been received from all the SSAs having conducted the lunch hour demonstration successfully. The leaders also prepared the members for further serious struggles on the specified agenda.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL today and urged upon him to immediately announce payment of Rs.7,000/- as PLI. The Union representatives gave full justification for this demand. They stated that BSNL continues to put up a strong performance, despite challenges from Reliance Jio, Demonetisation and the introduction of the GST. All these have become possible only because of the contribution of the employees, stated the representatives. They requested the CMD BSNL to take an early decision on this issue. The CMD BSNL, however, stated that last month's salary itself was paid to the employees, by taking over draft from the bank, in view of the severe fall in revenue collection, due to the entry of Reliance Jio, demonetisation and introduction of GST. But, the Union representatives strongly demanded that the Management should consider payment of PLI before the onset of the festival season

Based on the strong opposition conveyed to the BSNL Management, by BSNLEU, in the matter of outsourcing the activities of Customer Service Centres, a discussion took place today between the Management and BSNLEU. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, represented BSNLEU. Shri N.K. Mehta, Director (EB), who is holding additional charge as Director (CFA) and shri Anil Jain, CGM NC NGN, represented the Management. BSNLEU expressed it’s protest for taking such a serious decision, without consulting the Recognised Union. They also expressed their concern that, the proposed outsourcing of CSC activities would render a large number of employees surplus. Further, they strongly demanded that the Management should give up the proposal of outsourcing and should make fresh recruitment of staff to face the shortage. From the Management Side, it was replied that there was urgent need to upgrade the ambience of the Customer Service Centres, at par with that of the private telecom companies. They also justified the outsourcing by stating that the employees are retiring at a very fast phase and told that sufficient staff was not available in many places to man the Customer Service Centres. After prolonged discussion, the following understanding is reached. (1) Management will keep under abeyance it’s decision to outsource Customer Service Centre activities throughout the country. (2) To experiment it’s decision of outsourcing, the Management will outsource three customer service centres in each of the four zones. (3) Meanwhile Management will collect the data about the total number of employees working in all the customer service centres throughout the country and their age profile. Further talks will take place between the Union and the Management, based on the data collected as mentioned in para (3) above.

The following is the performance of BSNL, in the mobile segment during the months of June, July and August, 2017. These figures are provided as per the letters issued by the Director (CM), BSNL, copies of which are available on our website. June – 23,96,993 new connections. July – 17,75,953 new connections. August – 17,18,080 new connections.

The forum of Unions and associations of BSNL in Karnataka Circle, today met Smt.Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary DoT and Chairperson, Telecom Commission. She had an official visit to Bengaluru with regard to Telecommunications and IT sector meeting in Bengaluru. The forum was granted a meeting around 1600 hours and all the forum leaders- Com. Gundanna C K Cir.Sec., BSNLEU; Com. Sudharshan H V Org.Sec., BSNLEU CHQ; Com. Nagavi S B CS SNEA; Com. Hiremath S K CS AIBSNLEA; Com. Sundararaju CS AIGETOA; Com. Mahadev CS BASE (I); Com.K Y Prashanth CS SNATTA; Com.Mahalingaiah CS FNTO and Com. Shivalingappa B S representing SEWA BSNL were in the meeting held with Secretary DoT. A memorandum duly signed by all the Circle Secretaries and all India Office bearers were handed over to Secretary DoT after a detailed discussion on the subject matter. The forum demanded implementation of 3rd PRC to BSNL and it also brought to her notice the protest stand of the forum with regard to formation of subsidiary tower company. The Secretary DoT listened to our views in a very cool and calm way; gone through our memorandum in total; and she expressed her opinion that she was very sympathetic with regard to implementation of 3rd PRC. However, she advised the forum that BSNL should tap those areas, which have not been exploited by other operators and try to earn more revenue for BSNL. With regard to formation of tower company, she categorically told that it is the decision of the Prime Minister of the Country and it will fetch more revenue to the company. The forum leaders countered this point, by saying that the Company is continuously under attack, one after the other, and all the revenue earning resources of the company have been clippered. In the end, she assured us, that she will go through our views in a positive manner. The forum thanks the CGM Karnataka Circle, for getting an appointment to us, despite very heavy and busy schedule of the Secretary DoT.

As all of you are aware, the Union Cabinet has taken decision yesterday, to form a Subsidiary Tower Company. This decision, if implemented, will ruin BSNL. It’s 70,000 mobile towers would be snatched away. Without it’s mobile towers, BSNL will become more or less a skeleton. It is the duty of each and every Non-Executive and Executive, to stop the formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company. As a first step against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company, powerful lunch hour demonstrations would be conducted throughout the country on 15.09.2017. All unions and associations are participating in this programme. Circle and District secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to coordinate with all the other unions and associations and to organise the programme very effectively.

An all union / association meeting will be held at New Delhi on 20.09.2017, to discuss about the next course of action, against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. The meeting will take decisions regarding the ways and means to stop implementation of the Cabinet decision on formation of Subsidiary Tower Company.

An all union / association meeting will be held at New Delhi on 26.09.2017, to discuss and finalise about the action programme to be adopted for the settlement of wage revision. All unions and associations will participate in this meeting.

Regret to intimate you all the sad demise of Sri. T. Muttukrishnan, Ex General Secretary, SEWA BSNL CHQ ND. Please find attached a tribute to Sri. Muttukrishnan.

The Rayachuru BSNLEU conducted its 6th Dist.Conference at Lingasuguru on 9th and 10th September 2017. On 9th September 2017, the DWC meeting started around 1600 hours and went upto 2000 hours. All branch secretaries and DWC members participated and the local problems of the District were brought to the notice of the house, after a detailed threadbear discussion. On 10th morning, at 0900 hours flag hoisting programme took place. Com. Gundanna C K Cir.Sec., BSNLEU did the BSNLEU flag hoisting. Speaking before flag hoisting he gave the details of struggle path of the BSNLEU since its formation and the achievements made in the years that followed since March 22nd, 2001, which happens to be the foundation day of the BSNLEU. Around 1030 hours, the Open Session started. The DWC members, Branch Secretaries,delegates elected from the branches and rank and file primary members participated in the open session. More than 200 members were in attendence. Sri. Srinivasa Rao, General Manager, I/C Rayachuru and Sri.Bhoopana Gowda, Social activist of the Lingasuguru, who was the Chairman Reception Committee were on dias apart from Circle Secretary and Circle Office bearers. The GM addressed the issues related to development activities of BSNL that are taking place at Rayachuru, the revenue earning position of the Rayachuru and also the position of provision of FTTH Connections etc., He immensely appreciated the work culture and dedication of BSNLEU members in the development activities of BSNL in the district. The Cir.Secretary brought various issues that required the attention of GM in resolving. The immediate task of the local district administration is to attend to the civil repair works to be attended at Rayachuru and Manvi staff quarters area. Post lunch session the delegate session started. The house discussed the Dist/Secretary's report at length and appoved it. The accounts were also approved. The Cir.Sec., briefed about the latest position on 3rd PRC. After this, the election of office bearers took place. The house elected a body of 19 members for the next two years. The newly elected Dist.President is Com.Mallikarjuna Hiremath; the Dist.Secretary is Com.V M Ukkali and the Tresurer is Com.Srinivas Kuragod.

The Union Cabinet meeting, presided over by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has decided today to form a Subsidiary Tower Company. It means, the nearly 70,000 mobile towers of BSNL will be taken away, and will be handed over to the Subsidiary Tower Company. BSNLEU strongly condemns this decision. This is nothing, but a strategy to slowly kill BSNL. It may be remembered that the entire Non-Executives and Executives went on a one day strike on 15.12.2016, opposing the formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company. Inspite of this stiff opposition, the Modi government has decided to form the Subsidiary Tower Company. BSNLEU calls upon the entire unions and associations of BSNL to come forward and oppose this move of the government.

As a true representative of working class, let us resolve to fight against the privatisation of PSUs, to fight against the dictact of the World Bank, and to restore the communal harmony in the country.

The World Federation of Trade Unions has hailed the Workers National Convention held at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi, organised by main central trade unions of India. This news item has been extracted by Com. V A N Namboodiri's blog.

BSNL users will now be able to enjoy voice, SMS, Special Tarrif Voucher (STV), and combo vouchers benefits even when they are bon national roaming. The feature will go live on Independence Day on PAN India basis. The plan is likely to benefit people who travel frequently. Currently, BSNL's STV are only valid in home state/ Licencee Service Area (LSA). Starting, August 15, these benefits will continue even outside home LSA. National roaming is already free on BSNL's network.

AIBSNLEA has made a website updating, on yesterday’s meeting between CMD BSNL and unions and associations. At the end of the updating, the General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, has insisted that all the unions and associations should set aside their differences and should unitedly conduct “decisive struggles” to settle wage revision. BSNLEU has written to the General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, welcoming their stand, and assuring to take best efforts to bring everyone together for a united struggle.

Protesting against the attacks being made by the Corporate Management on the rights of the unions and associations to conduct even peaceful agitational programme, the unions and associations have withdrawn all cooperatoins w.e.f. 01.07.2017. Consequent to this withdrawal of cooperation, the performance of BSNL has gone down in the month of July, 2017. This is known from the performance in the mobile segment. Even after the entry of Reliance Jio, BSNL was giving more than 20 lakh new mobile connections every month. In June, 2017, BSNL provided 23,96,993 new mobile connections. However, in July, 2017, BSNL was able to provide only 17,75,953 new mobile connections. Obviously the performance in other segments like landline and broadband would have also gone down.

BSNL Management has constituted a Joint Committee to decide about the supply of uniforms and also the revision of the rates of other supply items. In the meeting of the Joint Committee held on 23.02.2017, the Management Side proposed to stop the supply of uniform clothes and to make cash payment. BSNLEU told the Management Side that, a decision could be taken only after ascertaining the views of the circle unions. This issue was discussed in the CEC meeting of BSNLEU held at Thiruvananthapuram in June, 2017. Further discussions were made in the All India Centre meeting held yesterday. Finally, it is decided not to accept the proposal of the Management for payment of cash, in lieu of supply of uniform clothes. Further, it is also demanded to insist for supply of good quality uniform clothes. CHQ has written to the Management, communicating this decision.

. BSNL Management has constituted a Joint Committee to decide about the supply of uniforms and also the revision of the rates of other supply items. In the meeting of the Joint Committee held on 23.02.2017, the Management Side proposed to stop the supply of uniform clothes and to make cash payment. BSNLEU told the Management Side that, a decision could be taken only after ascertaining the views of the circle unions. This issue was discussed in the CEC meeting of BSNLEU held at Thiruvananthapuram in June, 2017. Further discussions were made in the All India Centre meeting held yesterday. Finally, it is decided not to accept the proposal of the Management for payment of cash, in lieu of supply of uniform clothes. Further, it is also demanded to insist for supply of good quality uniform clothes. CHQ has written to the Management, communicating this decision

Corporate Office letter on decisions taken in 11th Board meeting of the BSNL Sports and Cultural Board

As per the invitation of the CMD BSNL, a meeting between him and the unions and associations took place today. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com.K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA and com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, participated. Discussion took place on the wage revision and revival of BSNL issues. GS, BSNLEU, explained in detail about the letter issued by the DPE on 03.08.2017, which had closed all the doors for settlement of wage revision in BSNL. However, he told that the struggle to settle wage revision in BSNL would be intensified, till it is achieved. The CMD BSNL assured that the Management would continue to take all out efforts to secure wage revision. He also requested that the employees should ensure that the financial position of the Company is improved.

The Chennai All India Conference of BSNLEU passed an amendment to the Constitution, for increasing the Union subscription. The same is approved by the Registrar of Trade Union. The BSNL Corporate Office has issued letter today, intimating to all the CGMs, about the increased rate of subscription. Accordingly, the new rate of subscription is as follows:- CHQ – Rs.17/- [ In this Rs.5/- for All India Conference ] Circle – Rs.10/- District – Rs.18/- Total = Rs.45/-

The last All India Conference, held at Chennai, passed certain amendments to the Constitution. Even though CHQ took immediate action to get the approval of the Registrar of trade unions, there was delay in getting the same. However, the same is approved. The same is enclosed for the information of members

In today’s National Convention of Workers, held at New Delhi, path-breaking decisions have been taken to fight against the pro-corporate and anti-poor economic policies of the Narendra Modi government. Accordingly, a massive three day dharna will be organised at New Delhi from 9th to 11th November, 2017. According to the decision, lakhs of workers will participate on all the three days of the dharna. As per today’s decision, an indefinite strike will also be organised throughout the country after the three day dharna. The above decisions show the determination of the central trade unions to bitterly fight against the pro-corporate and anti-poor economic policies of the NDA government. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the central trade unions for taking such path-breaking decisions, to counter the anti-working class policies of the government. CHQ will plan for the effective participation of BSNLEU in both the programme.

The massively attended National Convention of Workers, held at New Delhi today, has unanimously passed a declaration. Circle and district unions are requested to give wide publicity to this declaration. It may be translated in regional languages and may be printed in circle union magazines, apart from printing pamphlets

The 10 central trade unions, viz., INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC and LPF, together with independent federations of employees and workers, conducted a massive National Convention of Workers at New Delhi today. Thousands of workers participated in the convention, which was held at Talkatora Indoor Stadium. The participation in the convention was so massive that, thousands of workers could not enter the stadium, since it had become full. A presidium, consisting of the presidents of all the 10 central trade unions, presided over the convention. It was addressed by Dr. G. Sanjeeva Reddy (INTUC), com. Amarjit Kaur (AITUC), com. Tapan Sen (CITU), com. H.S. Siddhu (HMS) and many others. The speakers severely criticised the economic policies of the Narendra Modi government, which is only enabling the corporates and the rich to maximise their profits. Failure to generate employment, control price rise and attacks on the public sector came under severe criticism. The speakers also unleashed bitter criticism on the government and the ruling party, for dividing the working masses in the name of religions. Finally, the convention unanimously adopted a declaration, laying the blue print for fighting against the anti-poor and anti-worker economic policies of the government

The 31st all India Conference of NFPE Group C union was inaugurated at Freedom Park, Bengaluru on 6th August 2017. The Conference will continue upto 8th August 2017. Sri.Nanda, Secretary Department of Posts , Com. Tapan Sen, all India Gen.Secretary C I T U and also hon'ble M P, Rajya Sabha, Com. Parashar, Sec.Gen of NFPE etc., were on dias. "History of P&T Trade Union Movement" , a book authored by Com. V A N Namboodiri was released during the inaugural session by Com. Tapan Sen. Com. Namboodiri also addressed the house after the release of the book. A detailed note along with photos are attached herewith please.

BSNLEU Karnataka Circle regrets to announce the sad demise of Com. H.Munilingappa, ex Circle Vice President of BSNLEU Karnataka Circle, ex Circle Secretary BSNLEU Civil/Electrical Wing & also ex Circle Secretary of SEWA BSNL Karnataka Circle. His end came on the early hours of 6th August 2017. He was ailing for some months, since last year. He was 64 years. He has left behind his wife and one daughter. Born on 10th May 1953, he joined P&T department as Stenographer at Hubli in 1978 and retired from service as Personal Secretary on 31st May 2013. Com. Munilingappa was a bridge between BSNLEU and SEWA BSNL, as for as Karnataka Circle is concerned. He got elected as ACS of BSNLEU in the year 2001 and got elected as Circle Vice president in the year 2006 and continued in this post up till 2012, in addition to Circle Secretary of SEWA BSNL. He resigned for the post of Vice President due to technical point of the bye-law of the SEWA BSNL organisation. His immense contribution to BSNLEU in all the membership verifications up till 6th verification should be remembered in gratitude. A much detailed note in Kannada, has been appended to this post,as a mark of respect and tribute to Com. Munilingappa, who was a staunch and ardent supporter of E.III(N) and BSNLEU till he brethed last. BSNLEU Karnataka Circle dips its flag, in memory of Com. H Munilingappa. Red Salute to Com. Munilingappa.Jai Bheem Com. Munilingappa.

The Narendra Modi government has given a very big reward to the public sector employees, who are carrying out Nation building works. The government (DPE) has issued letter for cutting down the HRA rates of the Public Sector employees. The 30% HRA has been reduced to 24%, 20% reduced to 18% and 10% reduced to 8%. These are the new HRA rates prescribed by the 3rd PRC and accepted by the government. The new rates will come into effect from the date of issue of the Presidential Directive.

The first Circle Council meeting of the BSNL Karnataka Circle, after the seventh membership verification, was conducted today in the Conference hall of CGM Karnataka Circle. Sri. R Mani, CGM Karnataka Circle chaired the meeting. Sri. Surendra Shenoy, PGM ( Marketting-mobile), Sri. Janardhana Rao, PGM (NBW) Sri. Ashok Agarwal, GM (HR) Sri.Krishnappa, GM(TR) & looking after GM (F) , Sri. M V Angadi, DGM (HR) , Sri. Thimmappa DGM (O) and Sri. Pattar, SDE (SR) were present in the meeting apart from other senior officers of mobile , planning , civil/electrical wings. All the staff side members along with Secretary and Leader , Staff side, were present in the council meeting. Issues related to development activities of the BSNL, material management, replacement of faulty modems, issues related to transfer policy, NEPP, supply of Uniforms, posting of JEs and JTOs to various needy districts, delay in settlement of Medical bills, necessisity of empanelment of hospitals, edit facility for Top UP and recharges, provision of FTTH connections, etc., were discussed and the management assured to address all the issues positively. In the beginning, the CGM Karnataka Circle, welcomed all the members from staff side as well as administration. Briefed about the revenue position of the Karnataka Circle, as well as all India position. The new schemes being worked out for the development of marketing strategies etc., were detailed. The Secretary staff side reciprocated the address of the Chairman, and addressed certain issues outside the Circle Council agenda and assured the full cooperation in development activies of BSNL. Leader Staff side, endorsed the views of the staff side Secretary, and brought it to the notice of the Chairman, the delay in holding of Circle and Local council meetings and stressed the necessity and importance of these bargaining meetings, for smooth and cordial function of the day to day administration , along with recognised unions. Flower bouquets were offered to Chairman, GM HR and GM Finance, by staff side Leader, Circle President and all India orginising Secretary. In the end, the Leader Staff side extended the vote of thanks. The next meeting is scheduled during November 2017. gundannack secretary staff side.

BSNL UNIONS & ASSOCIATIONS OF EXECUTIVE AND NON-EXECUTIVES Conducted one day strike on 27th July 2017 at the all India level. In Karnataka Circle, the strike was most successful one, with many Telephone Exchanges and CSCs, CGM - PGM - GM - TDM administrative offices closed totally. BSNLEU, FNTO,BSNLMS,SNATTA,SNEA(I),AIGETOA and BASE unions were the participating unions and associations of Executives and Non executives in Karnataka Circle. The photos of all the districts of Karnataka Circle are appended herewith.

National Convention of Workers being held at New Delhi on 08-08-2017. A National Convention of Workers is being held at New Delhi on 08-08-2017. The Convention is being organised by the Central Trade Unions, to chalk out action programme against the anti-worker and pro-corporate policies of the NDA government. BSNLEU is participating in this Convention with 15 delegates.

Instructions of DoT duly endorsed by BSNL Corporate Office with regard to guidelines on payment of GPF to staff who are on transfer from one circle to another circle.

Corporate Office letter on implementation of the facility of immunity from transfers to the office bearers of the Recognised Unions.

The one day strike that has been conducted on 27.07.2017, is a huge success. Besides, the strike has been totally peaceful, without any untoward incident, involved by the leaders/members of the unions and associations. But, the Corporate Office is hell-bent to malign the strike. In a letter issued to the General Secretaries of BSNLEU and SNEA today, the SR Branch of the Corporate Office has alleged that members of unions and associations had involved in gross indiscipline in various circles, and also offices are not functioning normally in Assam circle, from the day of the strike. These are baseless allegations. The Non-Executives and Executives of Assam circle are carrying out their duties normally, after the day of the strike. However, the CGM of Assam, is trying to malign the unions and associations, to hide his total inefficiency, incompetence and lack of devotion to the Company. Unions and associations will give a fitting reply to this letter of the Corporate Office.

Today the Department of Public Enterprises has released its letter with regard to implementation of 3rd PRC to PSU employees. Details are appended.

The first Circle Council meeting of BSNL Karnataka Circle, after the seventh membership verification will be held on 05th August 2017, under the Chairmanship of the new CGM Karnataka Circle, Sri. R. Mani. The meeting will commence from 1100 hours in the Conference hall of CGM Office. BgTD, Bidar, Chickmagalur, Civil, Davangere, Tumakuru and Uttara Kannada districts are represented in the Counil from BSNLEU side, apart from Circle Secretary and Circle President. Circle Secretary of the BSNLEU is the Secretary Staff side and Circle Secretary of NFTEBSNL is Staff Side Leader. 0n 4th August 2017, the preliminary Council meeting of staff side members will take place in Circle Council office of BSNLEU, from 1400hours onwards. Accommodation facility for all the members who are coming from outside of Bengaluru has been provided by the Management in CGM Office IQ for both the days. Special Casual Leave has been accorded to all the Council members for both days.

BSNL Corporate Office issued order to restore Medical Allowance to BSNL retirees from 01.04.2017, as per the decision taken in the National Council. It is reported by our members that the payment of Medical Allowance to BSNL retirees is not yet effected, due to non-creation of template in ERP. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, discussed this issue with the GM (Admn.),BSNL CO, today and urged to intervene. The GM (Admn.) assured to do the needful.

On 27-07-2017, when the employees went on strike, more than 400 Non-Executives and Executives were taken into police custody in Guwahati. The CGM, Assam and CGM, NETF (North East Task Force) are responsible for the unwarranted police action. Protesting this police excess, the unions and associations launched a massive demonstration at Guwahati on 28.07.2017. Hundreds of Non-Executives and Executives participated in this demonstration and expressed their anger over the police action. Following this, shri R.N.Jha, CGM, NETF, has apologised in writing, for being responsible for the police action.

. In the DR JE recruitment done by BSNL last year, vacancies are not filled up in many circles, due to the non-reporting by the selected candidates, and also many selected DR JE candidates becoming JTOs. BSNLEU had taken this to the notice of the Management. Now, the Management has taken decision to fill up these vacancies from the waiting list.

In continuation of the discussion with the PGM (Estt.) yesterday, com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, discussed this issue with the GM (Rectt.) today, and requested her to issue the notification for the LDCE of 50% JE (TTA) without waiting for information from circles, relating to vacancy position. The GM (Rectt.) assured the Dy.GS that necessary action will be taken soon in this regard.

Arvind Panagariya, the vice-chairman of the Niti Ayog, has resigned. Under Arvind Panagariya, the Niti Ayog became an instrument in the hands of the Narendra Modi government to attack the Public Sector. It may be remembered that recently, the Niti Ayog recommended the privatisation of the Air India. Prior to becoming the VC of the Niti Ayog, Arvind Panagariya had worked in the World Bank, IMF and the WTO. Hence, after taking over as the VC of the Niti Ayog, Arvind Panagariya completely implemented the dictates of the World Bank and IMF to kill the Indian Public Sector.

. BSNL Management has recently amended the CDA Rules. The existing provision of Rule 55(ii)(b) is deleted and Rules 55(A)(1) and (2) are inserted. The new Rule 55(A)(1) says that the Company has the absolute right to retire an Executive who had entered service before attaining the age of 35 years, and who has attained the age of 50 years. It is also stated that in other cases an official can be retired on attaining the age of 55 years. Para (2) of the newly inserted provision says that the Company has the absolute right to retire any employee after he has completed 30 years of service, by giving him a notice of not less than 3 months in writing, or by paying 3 months pay and allowances, in lieu of such notice. BSNLEU has demanded that the nearly inserted Rules 55(A)(1) and (2) should be withdrawn

Attached herewith a press release related to 27th July 2017 One day strike. The press note is by the Convenor of the BSNL Unions and Associations of Executives and Non Executives. District Secretaries (Dist.Convenors) are requested to release this press release in your local district level news papers and TV channels. gundannack, Convenor, 24.07.2017

The time of the one day strike that is going to be held on 27.07.2017, shall be as follows. The strike will start at 00:00 hrs. on 27.07.2017 and will be over at 00:00 hrs. on 28.07.2017. All circle and district secretaries are requested to convey this everybody./ p.Abhimanyu, GS BSNLEU & Convenor.

A press statement has been issued by the unions and associations today, on the one day strike being organised on 27.07.2017. Circle and district secretaries are requested to kindly arrange for getting this press statement published / telecasted in the state level and local news papers / TV channels

BSNLEU is continuously pursuing the demand of introducing Night Free calling facility for the serving employees. The case was being processed in the CFA Branch. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, discussed this issue once again with shri A.K. Sinha, GM (Admn.) yesterday, who replied that the file has come from the CFA Branch. He also assured that letter, extending the facility to the serving employees, would be issued shortly.

BSNLEU is the only Union which is continuously fighting for the implementation of the DoP&T order in BSNL, for the relaxation to be given to SC/ST employees in Internal Examinations. As a result of the efforts taken by BSNLEU, twice Management formed Internal Committees and based on the recommendations of these Committees, some concessions were given. However, the Government of India orders on this matter are not fully implemented. This issue was once again raised by BSNLEU in the National Council meeting held on 11.05.2017. The Staff Side demanded that the DoT order number 22-5/91-NCG dated 30.11.1992, which is similar to the DoP&T orders, should be implemented in BSNL. According to this order, 20% is the bench mark for SC employees and 15% for ST employees. The Chairman of the National Council responded positively and assured that implementation of the above stated DoT order would be examined. This issue was discussed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, with Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt. & Trg.) yesterday. She replied that action in this regard would be initiated, soon after receipt of the minutes of the NC meeting.

The unions and associations of BSNL, have written to the Management, demanding a meeting with the Directors of BSNL Board. This letter is written to seek the intervention of the Board of Directors, in the matter of arbitrary and whimsical attacks being made on the rights of the employees to go on even peaceful agitational programme

The One Day Strike to be held on 27-07-2017, demanding wage revision and other issues, has received a boost. FNTO, in it\'s Central Executive Committee meeting, held at Patna on 7th & 8th July,2017, has firmly decided to join the One Day Strike. BSNLEU heartily congratulates FNTO leadership for taking this right decision. BSNLEU will have close coordination with FNTO in the days to come, for settling the issues of the employees.

BSNL Sports and Cultural Board meeting was held today. CMD BSNL presided over. Com.John Verghese, BSNLEU representative, participated. Decisions of the meeting are as under:- Recruitments under sports quota (ratio of men and women 60: 40) will be put on fast track. Recruitment will be done for National meets. Promotion and increment pending will be processed on fast track. All India event total 8. In AIBSNL tournament, rates of breakfast and lunch revised to 75 and Rs.125. Kit money enhanced to AIBSNL meet Rs.3,000/- and for PSU Rs.4,000/. Honorarium for circle treasurer increased to Rs.4,000/-. Corporate sports fund increased to 2.5 Crs. Refreshment allowance increased to Rs.300/-.

The next phase of agitational programme demanding 3rd PRC implementation to staff of BSNL will be on 27th July 2017. To prepare all the rank and file primary members of BSNLEU in particular and also the staff working in BSNL in general, the BSNLEU CHQ has released the campaign material in English, along with posters. The BSNLEU Karnataka Circle has translated the same into Kannada language and 10,000 copies of the same is under print. The Circle will see that it reaches to all the Branch Secretaries in a day or two. In addition to this, the same is published in website also, for the convenience of all the staff who visit our website. gundannack circle secretary, BSNLEU KTK CIRCLE.

The hunger strike programme in Karnataka Circle was a grand success. In all the SSAs of the Karnataka Circle, the programme has been observed on a very high note. The participation of the BSNLEU members was very good in all the SSAs. The Extended working committee meeting held on 9th July had its impact on todays programme. In Bengaluru, the centralised program was observed at CGM Office premises. BSNLEU members along with the members of SNEA, SNATTA, BASE, FNTO, AIGETOA of Bengaluru Telecom District, CGM Office and Civil division took part in the hunger strike program. More than 250 members in total observed the hunger strike from 1000 hours to 1730 hours. The hunger strike program was inaugurated by Com. Sudharshan H V , DS BgTD and CHQ Organising Secretary. Com. Nagavi, CS SNEA, Com. Sundarraj CS AIGETOA, Com. Mahadev, CS BASE, Com. Pattaiah, AGS FNTO, Com. Prashanth CS SNATTA, Com. Muddaiah, CS AIBDPA addressed the program. Key note address was by Com. Gundanna C K CS BSNLEU. In the afternoon, Com. Sheshadri, AGS NFTE BSNL, Com. Krishna Reddy CS NFTE BSNL and Com. Jagadish, DS BgTD SEWA BSNL came and addressed the meeting and extended their solidarity to todays program. Followed by this, District Secretaries of the SNEA, AIGETOA,CIVIL DIVISION , CGM Office and DS AIBDPDA BgTD addressed the program. Reports from all SSAs received and the report is very encouraging. In all SSAs all the unions and associations of BSNL have taken part in todays meeting and made it a grand success. Photos of the whole circle is attached herewith please

Today, 13th July 2017, is the 79th death anniversary of Henry Barton, Pioneer of the P and T trade union movement in the country. He passed away in England on the same day in 1938 after ailing some time in the hospital. Founder of the \'Indian Telegraph Association\' in 1908 and the journal \'Telegraph Recorder\' in the same year, Henry Barton, who was affectionately called as Harry Barton by his friends was a dynamic man who organised many struggles for the workers. He had to resign from the service after he was transferred to an isolated place and devoted his entire life to the service of the workers. He was the General Secretary of the ITA from 1908 to 1936. He was a member of the Telegraph Enquiry Committee, Postal Enquiry Committee and also was nominated as a Member of the Bengal legislative Assembly. He left for England in 1936 for better treatment and passed away on 13th JUly 1938. Red Salute to Comrade Henry Barton! (Extracted by Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri\'s blog)

The Extended Circle Working Committee meeting of Karnataka Circle has been conducted on 9th July 2017, at Secretariat Club, Cubbon Park, Bengaluru. The main agenda for discussion was the recent developments with regard to 3rd PRC to BSNL Staff and the programme of actions related to it. Com. P.Abhimanyu, Gen.Sec., CHQ was the main speaker, who addressed the house at length. Circle Secretaries of the constituent unions and associations of BSNL in Karnataka Circle, viz., SNEA (I), AIGETOA, BASE (I) BSNL MS , SNATTA and AIBDPA were also present on dias. 497 delegates comprising of Dist.Secretaries,Dist.Presidents,Dist.Treasurers,CEC members,Branch Secretaries and ordinary rank and file members from all the districts of Karnataka Circle attended the meeting. Com. M C Balakrishna Circle President presided over the meeting. Com. Gundanna C K Cir.Sec., welcomed all the leaders, fraternal delegates and the delegates of the BSNLEU and gave key note address. Com. S B Nagavi, Circle Secretary, SNEA (I) addressed the house, on behalf of all the fraternal delegates who were on dias. Com. Sudharshan H V, DS BgTD and CHQ Org.Secretary gave vote of thanks. The house in one voice, resolved to see that the 3rd PRC which is due to BSNL, will be taken with consistent struggles and strikes. Photos have been attached pl.

BSNLEU KARNATAKA CIRCLE Congragulates, Com. Lata Kamalakar, working at Hubli, who became the first Committee Member of all India BSNL Working Womens\' Coordination Committee in its foundation Conference held at Hyderabad on 09th July 2017. She is one of the Committee member amongst 13 Committee members elected representing Karnataka Circle. Com. Lata Kamalakar is very senior member of BSNLEU at Hubli. She is working as Office Superintendent at GM Office Hubli. The working womens\' Coordination Committee works in association with BSNLEU giving feed back to our union, about the issues to be addressed by our union, at the National and Circle level relating to the working womens\' of BSNL. Com. Lata Kamalakar contact details are as follows: Com. LATA KAMALAKAR, Office Superintendent, Office of G M Telecom - BSNL, Sanchar Sadan, Near Head Post Office, HUBLI 580 020. Mobile: 9449333095.

The Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, held at Thiruvananthapuram, from 9th to 11th June, 2017, discussed and finalised the guidelines for the formation of an All India BSNL Working Women\'s Coordination Committee. In accordance with those guidelines, the Convention held at Hyderabad, on 08-07-2017, had elected the All India BSNL Working Women\'s Coordination Committee. This Committee will work as a sub-committee of BSNLEU. Following is the Committee, elected at Hyderabad. Convenor : Com. P. Indira, Tamil Nadu. Joint Convenors: 1) Com. Bhagyalakshmi, Kerala. 2) Com. Banani Chattopadyaya, West Bengal. 3) Com. Sunithi Choudhary, Bihar. Committee Members: 1) Com. Sharmila Dutta, Kolkata. 2) Com. Niruben Solanki, Gujarat. 3) Com. Meena Choradia, Madhya Pradesh. 4) Com. D. A. Shylla, North East-1 5) Com. C.H.Vanasri, Telengana. 6) Com. Rama Devi, Andhra Pradesh. 7) Com.Sukhpreet Kaur, Punjab. 8) Com. Jyotsana Mokashi, Maharashtra. 9) Com. Latha Kamalakar, Karnataka. 10) Com. V. Latha, Chennai. 11) Com. Chandra Prabha Muchhal, Haryana. 12) Com. Maya Verma, UP(East). 13) Com. Urmila Nagvanshi, Telecom Factory(Jabalpur)

. As regards the DR JE recruitment made in 2016, BSNLEU has been continuously demanding that, the Management should give appointment to those candidates, whose names were there in the first selection list, but were subsequently got deleted from the second selection list, due to reservation given to PWD candidates. BSNLEU demanded that such candidates should be given appointment, utilising the vacant places caused due to non-reporting of candidates for the document verification. BSNLEU\'s demand has been accepted, and the Corporate Office has announced the selection of DR JEs against the unfilled posts. Most of the candidates whose names were deleted from the 2nd selection list have got selected now. Still, it is reported that some candidates did not get selected. Both the GS and Dy.GS are out of Delhi. Soon after their returning, the issue will be discussed.

The ATM is holding it\\\'s All India level meeting at New Delhi today. The All India leaders who have come over to Delhi to attend this meeting, paid a visit to the CHQ office. They include com.Anil Kumar, President, com.S.D.Sharma, General Secretary and com.Revti Prasad,AGS. The leaders were warmly welcomed by com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.Ramesh Chand, Organising Secretary (CHQ). The ATM leaders expressed their desire to work in close coordination with BSNLEU, in the matters of wage revision, safeguarding BSNL from the attacks of the government and other issues. BSNLEU leaders too expressed their willingness to work together with the ATM. It is important to note that the ATM is a signatory of the strike notice for the One Day Strike to be held on 27-07-2017. In the last Membership Verification, ATM had alliance with the BTEU.

Circle Secretaries and delegates to note please. As already announced, the All India BSNL Working Women\'s Convention is being ​organised by BSNLEU at Hyderabad, on 08.07.2017. Com.K.Hemalata, National President, CITU, has kindly consented to inaugurate the Convention. The venue of the Convention is Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, near Hyderabad (Nampally) railway station. Staying accommodation for the delegates will be arranged from the morning of 07.07.2017 to the morning of 09.07.2017. Staying beyond this period, has to be paid by the delegates themselves. For details, com.J.Sampath Rao, circle secretary, Telengana circle, may please be contacted over phone no.09440171616

This is a sample of what is going to happen in BSNL. The Cabinet meeting that was held yesterday, has once again betrayed the 48 lakh Central Government employees. The Cabinet which took a final decision yesterday, on the recommendations of the COA, has refused to accept the demands of the employees in respect of restoring the HRA back to 30%, 20% and 10%, which were cut down by the 7th CPC to 24%, 16% and 8%. Further, the Cabinet also took decision to implement the allowances only from 01.07.2017, instead of 01.01.2016, thereby, denying 18 months\' arrears to the employees. The decisions of the Central Cabinet should open the eyes of the BSNL employees. This is only a sample of what the government is going to do in the matter of wage revision of BSNL employees.

The unions and associations of BSNL have decided to withdraw all cooperations to the BSNL Management from tomorrow onwards, i.e., from 01.07.2017. All circle and district secretaries are requested to strictly implement the decision. According to the decision, the Non-Executives and Executives​ will have to do only their normal duties. They need not do any extra work. This decision has been taken in view of the attacks being mounted by the BSNL Management, on the rights of the unions and associations, even to conduct peaceful agitational programme

A meeting of the unions and associations took place today, under the chairmanship of com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA. Com. P.Abhimanyu, convenor, welcomed every one, and explained about the purpose of the meeting. The meeting severely condemned the high handed actions of the BSNL Management, in curtailing the fundamental rights of the employees to go on even peaceful agitations. The unions and associations are extending their fullest cooperation for the financial revival of the Company. The Non-Executives and Executives​ of BSNL are not only carrying out their own duties, but are also doing all extra works, keeping the larger interests of the Company in mind. This is how the employees are extending cooperation for the revival of BSNL. On the other hand, the Corporate Management is issuing letter after letter, curtailing the legitimate rights of the employees, to conduct even peaceful agitational programme. According to the latest letter of the Corporate Office, dharna will also be treated as strike, and wage cut will be imposed. After detailed discussion, the meeting unanimously decided to withdraw all cooperations to the Management from 01-07-2017. From this day onwards, the employees will only do their work and will not involve in any extra activities.

Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com.Gakul Borah, Treasurer, met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, yesterday and urged upon him to intervene in the abnormal and alarming situation prevailing in West Bengal circle, wherein outside goons are entering BSNL offices and are threatening the employees to leave BSNLEU and to join the Trinamool Union (TEU). The representatives pointed out that, maintaining law and order within office premises is the duty and responsibility of the BSNL Management. The CMD BSNL assured to look into the matter and to take needful action.

The CMD BSNL was told in clear terms yesterday, by the GS, Dy.GS and Treasurer of BSNLEU that, suppression of trade union rights will not be tolerated in BSNL. The representatives pointed out how the HR department of the Corporate Office is issuing letter after letter, curbing trade union rights in BSNL. Copies of the said letters were handed over to the CMD BSNL. He assured to look into the issue.

In their meeting with the CMD BSNL held yesterday, the GS, Dy.GS and Treasurer, urged upon him to break the deadlock, in the settlement of the HR issues of Non-Executives, lying pending with the BSNL Board. Promotion in E1 pay scale, one extra increment to the left out Non-Executives, who are suffering wage loss and implementation of Gratuity to the casual workers, are the three issues, already approved by the BSNL Management Committee, but are kept in the deep freezer by the Board of Directors. The issues are lying pending with the Board of Directors for the past several years.

Com.D.Nagamanyam, a veteran leader of the telecom trade union movement, breathed his last at 11:20 am today, at Hyderabad. He had been unwell for quite some time. Com.D.Nagamanyam is one of the founding leaders of BSNLEU in Andhra Pradesh circle. He was former district secretary of BSNLEU, Hyderabad telecom district. Com.D.Nagamanyam has played a key role in organising the casual workers and line staff also. BSNLEU dips it\'s banner and pays it\'s respectful homage to the departed leader. CHQ also conveys it\'s heartfelt condolences to his family members and comrades of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circles.

Corporate Office endorsed the orders of DoT on admissibility of Flexi-Fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains while availing LT C- clarification.

The CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at Thiruvananthapuram, has decided that all circle unions should conduct Extended Circle Executive Committee meetings (including branch secretaries), for effectively organising the One Day strike to be held on 27.07.2017. In this connection, the All India Centre meeting, held yesterday, has finalised the following tour programme for the CHQ office bearers. Circle secretaries are requested to coordinate with the All India office bearer allotted for their circle, and to fix the date for conducting Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary - Karnataka, Rajasthan, Gujarat, UP (West), Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Chennai. Com. Balbir Singh, President - Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS - UP (East), NE-I, Haryana, Uttarakhand and NTR. Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President - Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Com. Gakul Borah, Treasurer - Assam and NE-II.

BSNL Corporate Office is issuing letters, one after another, curbing the rights of the workers to go on struggle. Imposition of wage cut has been proposed, even for going on dharna and hunger strike. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding to end these attacks on the rights of the workers to go on struggle.

The Extended Circle Executive Committee Meeting of the BSNLEU Karnataka Circle will be held on 9th July 2017 (Sunday) at Karnataka Government Secretariat Club Auditorium, Cubbon Park, Bengaluru. Com. P.Abhimanyu General Secretary BSNLEU CHQ will be present in the Extended CEC meeting. Notice issued on 17th June 2017 is attahced herewith please. Notice along with Circular is posted to all CEC members, Dist.Secretaries through email ids. Similarly the same has been posted also to all concerned including Branch Secretaries at the Circle level. Make it a point to attend without fail.

As per the guidelines and instructions of the Unions and Associations of BSNL NEW DELHI, the one day dharana to be held on 20th June 2017, followed by a days hunger strike on 13th July 2017 and day strike on 27th July 2017. Similarly, the day long Dharana notice has been served to CGM Karnataka Circle on 15th June 2017, after the meeting of Unions and Associations of BSNL in Karnataka on 14th June 2017.

. While mobilising the employees for one day strike, BSNLEU is also trying to reach out to the key ministers of the government, with a view to mobilise the support, for the settlement of wage revision to BSNL employees. DPE is a crucial department in the wage revision of PSU employees. It comes under the Ministry of Heavy Industries. Hence, BSNLEU has written to shri Anand Geete, Minister for Heavy Industries, explaining the details and also seeking for an appointment to meet him. Letter from GS BSNLEU CHQ is attached herewith.

. The CEC meeting of BSNLEU, has directed all circle unions to conduct Extended Circle Executive Committee meetings for the purpose of planning and organising the one day strike, to be held on 27.07.2017, on the wage revision issue. All circle secretaries are requested to immediately fix the date for the meeting, in consultation with the CHQ. Each circle will be allotted with a CHQ office bearer, for giving guidance. All branch secretaries should also be invited for the Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting.

The preparatory meeting of BSNL Unions and Associations,Karnataka Circle took place today in BSNLEU office at CGM Office premises. Circle Secretaries, Circle Treasurer, Dist.Secretaries,Dist.Presidents, All India Office bearers of BSNLEU; FNTO; SNATTA; SNEA (I);AIGETOA;BASE (I) participated in the meeting and unanimously decided to make a grand success of the agitational programmes chalked out by New Delhi CHQ of BSNL Unions and Associations, with regard to 3rd PRC and other related issues. The minutes of the meeting held today is circulated to all the participants( kannada version)

The road block that has been created in the wage revision of BSNL employees, by the Affordability Clause of the 3rd PRC, has created wide spread disappointment and anger among the employees. The unions and associations of BSNL have served notice on the Secretary, DoT and CMD BSNL to go on struggle, including on a one day strike on 27.07.2017. In this backdrop, the CMD BSNL has written a letter to the Secretary, DoT, strongly supporting wage revision to BSNL employees. In addition to this, the entire Board of Directors are meeting shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications on 16.06.2017. It is expected that the Board of Directors will urge upon the Hon’ble MoS(C) to intervene in the wage revision matter of BSNL employees.

Consequent to the serving of the notice for agitational programme, including one day strike, by the unions and associations of BSNL, the Corporate Office has made an appeal to the General Secretaries of the Unions and Associations to withdraw the proposed struggle. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, met shri A.M. Gupta, GM(SR), today and held detailed discussion with him. The GS, BSNLEU, made it absolutely clear that the agitation will take place as per schedule since the wage revision issue is connected with the future of 2 lakh employees. Further, he made it clear that the BSNL Management, on it’s part, should immediately take steps to settle the Superannuation benefits demands of the Directly Recruited employees. The GS also informed the GM (SR) that the Management has created “an emergency like situation in BSNL” by banning all trade union activities within the office premises. He strongly demanded that the order banning all trade union activities within the office premises, should immediately be withdrawn

In the last National Council meeting held on 11.05.2017, in reply to the Staff Side demand on extending the “Night Free Calling facility” to the serving employees, the Management Side replied that the issue would be settled soon, and that the matter was being processed by the CFA section. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met the GM (Admn.), today and urged upon him to immediately issue the letter for extending the facility to the serving employees.

As a part of it\'s Central Executive Committee meeting, BSNLEU organised an impressive seminar at Tiruvananthapuram today, to celebrate the Centenary of the Great October Revolution, which gave birth to the Soviet Union. The seminar was held in the Victoria Jubilee Town Hall. Com.Balbir Singh, President,BSNLEU, presided over it. Com.Sivan Kutty, Secretary,CITU and Chairman of the Reception Committee for the CEC meeting, welcomed every one. Com. A.K.Padmanabhan, Vice President,CITU, inaugurated the seminar. He provided a lot of details, highlighting the achievements of the Soviet Union. Followed by him, com. Elamaram Kareem, General Secretary, CITU, Kerala state addressed. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, who spoke thereafter, listed the projects came up in India, with the technical assistance of Soviet Union, in hydro-electric power generation, steel production, oil refinery, etc. Finally, Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, former General Secretary of BSNLEU addressed​. Com.K.Mohanan, circle secretary, Kerala and the General Convenor of the Reception Committee, proposed vote of thanks. CHQ heartily thank the Kerala circle union for organising this successful seminar.

Attached herewith the details of the decisions of the CEC BSNLEU Meeting held at Tiruvananthapuram on 10th and 11th June 2017.

The BSNLEU CEC Meeting held at Tiruvananthapuram on 10th and 11th June 2017, unanimously passed the Resolution on Wage Revision, after the Gen.Secretary explained it in detail. Almost all the Cir.Secretaries and the CEC members who spoke on the agenda, unanimously endorsed the views expressed by the Gen.Secretary, both in his report and as well as on the issue seperately. Finally, the resolution which was kept for approval of the house, got endorsed unanimously. Copy of the resolution is attached herewith.

The issue of wage revision of BSNL employees, w.e.f. 01.01.2017, was discussed in depth in the CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at Thiruvananthapuram from 9th to 11th June, 2017. The meeting came to the conclusion that, in the present circumstances, when the government at the center, is launching an all out attack to dismantle the public sectors of the country, it will not be easy to settle the wage revision without united and sustained struggles. Under these circumstances, the CEC meeting appreciated the initiative taken by BSNLEU, to convene an all union / association meeting on 02.06.2017, and also welcomed the decision to go on struggles, including the one day strike on 27.07.2017. The meeting directed the CHQ of BSNLEU to massively organize the agitational programme, as per the decision of the all union / association meeting held on 02.06.2017. At the same time, the CEC meeting has also directed the CHQ to continue with its efforts to bring all the unions and associations into the struggle

The allotment of funds for GPF payment is pending for more than one month due to shortage of revenue collections. Those circles where DoT has not yet taken over the payment are pressurising the CHQ to get early allotment of funds. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri Y.N. Singh, GM (BFCI & Taxation) today, i.e., 06.06.2017 and demanded early allotment of GPF fund. The GM assured that the fund will be allotted in the 4th week of this month.

It is a great achievement of BSNLEU that, all the TSMs who are regularised after 01-10-2000, are being issued with Presidential Orders. As a result of this, thousands and thousands of RMs, regularised after 01-10-2000, have become eligible for government pension. However, even after 11 years of this settlement, still cases are being sent to the DoT, for issuing of Presidential Orders. DoT has taken this delay very seriously. BSNL Corporate Office has set 15th June as the last day for sending all the pending cases, with full details. CHQ requests the circle secretaries to look into this, and to ensure that all pending cases are forwarded to the Corporate Office before the last date, i.e. 15.06.2017.

BSNL unions and associations met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, today and conveyed to him the decisions taken in the all union / association meeting, held on 02.06.2017, for launching struggles for the settlement of wage revision. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, com. Mohinder Singh (FNTO), com. Badrikumar Mehta (AIGETOA), com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNLMS, com. Sunil Gautam, Dy.GS, SNATTA, com. Rakesh Sethi, GS, AIBSNLOA and com. Rana Pratap, GS, BEA, participated in the discussion today. The representatives told the CMD BSNL that they were compelled to launch agitational programme, since the Committee of Secretaries, headed by the Cabinet Secretary, is proceeding with the finalisation of the Cabinet Note, without considering exemption to BSNL from the “Affordability Clause” of the 3rd PRC. They requested the CMD BSNL to strongly take up the issue with the DoT and DPE, in the backdrop of the decision for agitational programme by the unions and associations. The CMD BSNL firmly told that he is with the employees, on the matter of wage revision. In the meeting the representatives strongly demanded that the BSNL Corporate Office order, banning trade union activities should be immediately withdrawn and that the disciplinary actions proceeded against the leaders of the associations should be dropped. The CMD assured to look into the matter.

Subsequent to the 6th Membership Verification, FNTO filed a petition in the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala. The prayer in that petition was that Recognised Unions should not be allowed to nominate “Non-Members” to the councils. BSNLEU take best efforts to bring this case to an end. However, due to the non-cooperation of one of the respondents, the case got dragged on for years together. Under these circumstances, the case came up for final hearing on 26th May, 2017. The Hon’ble Court decided to close the case, since the writ petition filed in this case, has become infructuous. Now, the Recognised Unions are free to make nominations to the councils, as per their choice

Enclosed herewith the decisions of the all Unions/Associations meeting held on 2nd June 2017, with regard to 3rd PRC

The BSNLEU CHQ has called all the Circle and District unions of BSNLEU to join enmass in observation of 2017 May day, in the move to fight for the protection of PSUs all over India... Copy of the CHQ call attached...

BSNLEU is consistently demanding the BSNL Management to settle the grievance of the Sr.TOAs, whose pay scale was downgraded from 7,100 to 6,550, at the time of their opting for NEPP. This issue was once again discussed today by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, with Ms. Madhu Arora, PGM (Estt.). The representatives pointed out that the injustice rendered to the Sr.TOAs should be undone. In this connection, they also conveyed to the PGM (Estt.), the proposal received in this connection from the affected Sr.TOAs.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, demanded today that, BSNL should immediately conduct one more DR JE recruitment, to meet out the shortage. In their meeting with Ms. Madhu Arora, PGM (Estt.) today, the representatives pointed out the example of Karnataka circle. In that circle, 318 DR JEs have got selected as JTOs in all the three JTO LICEs held in 2016. In their place, Karnataka circle is allotted with only 120 DR JEs. Even in this allotment, a majority of the posts are allotted to the non-recruiting circles of STP, STR, BBNW and NGN, and that Karnataka telecom circle is allotted with only 20 number of DR JEs. It was also pointed out by the representatives that maintenance of the networks and quality of services would be greatly affected in all the circles, if the short fall is not immediately made good. The PGM (Estt.) assured that the matter would be appropriately looked into by the Management.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, once again raised with the Management today, the demand of giving one time relaxation in the educational qualification, for appearing in the Telecom Technician LDCE. In their meeting with Ms. Madhu Arora, PGM (Estt.), the representatives pointed out that the one time relaxation in the 10th standard qualification, for appearing in the TT LDCE, will greatly help the hilly and backward circles like Assam, NE-I, NE-II, Uttaranchal, etc. The issue is already discussed with the Director (HR) yesterday, who has positively responded.

As regards the proposal to collect exam fee from the Telecom Technician LDCE candidates, BSNLEU has already demanded that the proposal should be dropped. This issue was once again discussed with Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.) by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, today. The GM (Rectt.) replied that the demand of BSNLEU is being examined by the Corporate Office and assured that the decision would be positive.

In his meeting with Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.) today, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, once again demanded that the candidates whose names figured in the first DR JE selection list, and which were subsequently dropped, should also be considered for appointment. The GM (Rectt.) replied that the number of unfilled vacancies will be known only by 15th May, 2017, and that the Management could come to a conclusion on this demand, only thereafter. However, the General Secretary insisted that after 15th May, 2017, when all the selected candidates are sent for training, the candidates whose names are dropped from the second selection list should also be considered for appointment.

As regards DR JE recruitment, many candidates are contacting BSNLEU and are expressing their concern, for the delay in the completion of Document Verification (DV) process in many circles, and also the delay in getting orders for training. This issue was discussed by com. P.Abhimanyu, GS with ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.) today. As regards, the non-completion of DV process in certain circles, she told that the delay is due to the fact that, some of the selected candidates have not turned up for the DV process, and hence the administration in those circles has extended the time limit for the candidates to complete their DV process. This is the reason why the DV process is still not completed in certain circles. As regards, the delay in sending candidates for training, the GM (Rectt.) told that totally 2,700 DR JE candidates are selected, and that all of them could not be sent for training in one go. This is due to the shortage of seats in the training centres of BSNL. She also told that already JTO candidates selected in the three LICEs held last year, are also undergoing training now. However, the GM (Rectt.) assured that all the selected DR JE candidates would be sent for training by 15th May, 2017 and that the training of all the candidates will be completed by 30th June, 2017.

As has already been informed by BSNLEU, through it\'s website updating dated 10-04-2017, as well as through earlier updatings, the DoT has taken over the responsibility of the payment of GPF advance/withdrawal of BSNL employees. However,BSNLEU has already taken up this issue with the Member (Finance) of the DoT, and has already ensured that, the sanctioning of GPF advance/ withdrawal will be done by the SSA heads, as is being done now. As a result of this, the employees will not be facing any fresh restrictions in the payment. Only the payment into the bank accounts of the employees,will be done by the CCAs of the concerned circles. This taking over of the GPF payment, by the DoT, will be done in two phases.

A large number of DR JEs are getting promoted as JTOs, through the three JTO LICEs that were conducted in 2016. Apart from this, a large number of DR JEs have completed five years of service and are awaiting Rule 8 transfers. Hence, BSNLEU had pointed out to the Corporate Management on time, to recruit adequate number of DR JEs to manage the shortage. However, it had gone unheeded. Once again BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR) to look into this issue.

A meeting of the Joint Committee for change of designation of the left out Non-Executives cadres took place today. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Balbir Singh, President and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, represented BSNLEU in the meeting. From the Management Side, ms. Madhu Arora, PGM (Estt.), shri Ashutosh Gupta, GM (Rect.), shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR) and ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.) participated. After detailed discussion, consensus is reached between the Staff Side and Official Side to give the designation of Assistant Telecom Technician to the cadres of (1) Ayah (2) Bearer (3) Beldar (4) Chowkidar (5) Cleaner (6) Duftry (7) Farash (8) Khalasi (9) Lady Chowkidar (10) Mali (11) Office Peon (12) Peon (13) Safaiwala (14) Shramik (15) Sweeper (16) Wash Boy (17) Dish Boy (18) Gate Man (19) Water Man. Even though, the above consensus is reached in today’s meeting, this is subject to the final approval of the Management Committee. The next meeting of the Designation Committee will be held on 26th June, 2017 to discuss about the remaining cadres.

BSNLEU is strongly demanding the Corporate Management to give one time relaxation to the non-10th standard officials, for appearing in the Telecom Technician (erstwhile Telecom Mechanic) LDCE. In many circles, a good number of Telecom Technician posts are available. However, very less number of officials are eligible to appear in the exam, due to the 10th standard condition. The issue was discussed with Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR) today, by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Balbir Singh, President, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President (CHQ). The representatives strongly demanded that the Management should consider this as a one time relaxation. After detailed discussion the Director (HR) agreed to positively consider the demand.

At the time of implementation of NEPP, the Sr.TOAs, who were already promoted under OTBP, and who opted for NEPP, were downgraded from 7100-200-10100 pay scale to 6550-185-9325 pay scale. BSNLEU has been continuously insisting upon the Management to undo this injustice done to the Sr.TOAs. The issue was once again discussed by the representatives of BSNLEU today, in their meeting with Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR). She heard the views of the representatives fully and directed this issue with the PGM (Estt.). BSNLEU will further pursue this case with the Corporate Management.

On the occasion of the 126th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, a social reformer, man who brought labour reforms to the working class of our country, BSNLEU Karnataka pays its respectful homage.

BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE has declared holiday on 14th April 2017, with regard to Dr.B.R.Ambedkar birth day

Com.P.Abhimanyu, Gen.Secretary, BSNLEU CHQ has thanked the CMD BSNL and Dir.HR CO ND for restoring the without voucher medical facility to retired employees of BSNL....

Copy of BSNL CO orders dated 11th April, 2017.

Copy of the BSNLEU CHQ letter addressed to Dir (HR) BSNL CO seeking formal meeting to discuss very important issues like Relaxking 10th Standard qualifiction standard for T.T. LDCE and Reduction of Pay Scales of earstwhile Sr.ToA.


\"Call Attention Day \", to be observed on 05-04-2017, is the first joint action, called on by the major unions and associations of the Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL, for the settlement of Wage Revision, w.e.f 01-01-2017. Demands badges are to be worn by the employees on that day, and massive gate meetings are to be organised. Circle and district secretaries are requested to start the preparations immediately. Coordinate with other unions and associations and organise the programme massively. Let us send the right message to the government.

Matter to be printed on badges for Demands day to be observed on 5th April 2017.

Since the earlier MoU signed between BSNL and the Union Bank of India had expired, BSNLEU has been insisting upon the Management to sign a fresh MoU with that bank to enable the employees to get various loans. The MoU has now been signed

The next Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU will be held from 9th to 11th June, 2017. Kerala circle union, has kindly consented to host the meeting at Thiruvananthapuram. All CEC members are requested to immediately book their journey tickets. CEC members may kindly note that heavy rush is there in trains, on account of Summer vacation. Hence, tickets may be booked immediately.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. M.K. Dave, AGS, met shri A.M. Gupta, GM(SR) and expressed their strong protest to the tone and tenor of the letter issued by the SR Branch, on immunity from transfer to office-bearers of the Recognised Unions. The SR Branch letter no.BSNL/39-3/SR/2015 dated 15.03.2017, is bound to be misinterpreted by a number of CGMs / GMs. The GM(SR) appreciated the views of the representatives and assured to issue necessary corrigendum.

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has revised the wages of contract workers, w.e.f. 19th January, 2017, vide letter No. 1/13(3)/2017-LS-II, dated 17.03.2017. However, BSNL Corporate Office has not so far endorsed this letter. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and com. M.K. Dave, AGS, met shri Ashutosh Gupta, GM (Restg.), yesterday and insisted for early endorsement of the letter by BSNL. The GM (Restg.) assured of expeditious action.

BSNLEU has demanded certain important amendments to the JAO Recruitment Rules, to mitigate the hardships of the Non-Executives in appearing in the JAO exam. Management has now released draft for a new Recruitment Rules. While the demands of the BSNLEU have been accepted by the Management, the departmental quota has been reduced to 25% only. BSNLEU strongly opposes this reduction in departmental quota. A detailed letter will be given to the Management, communicating the detailed views of BSNLEU on the matter

Meeting of Joint Committee, to suggest change in designations of the left out non-executive cadres, was held yesterday the 24.04.2017. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Balbir Singh, President and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, represented BSNLEU. In the meeting, the Staff Side gave proposal for change of designation of the 12 left out Group D cadres. They demanded that these cadres should be re-designated as ‘Telecom Assistant’. The Staff Side further pointed out that after scrutiny of the list of the designations supplied by the Management, in the meeting held on 22.02.2017, it is found that 19 cadres are not existing. Hence, the Staff Side requested the Management that those employees be put in the four mainstream designations i.e., ATT, TT, JE or OS / SOA respectively. The Management Side replied that they would look into the proposals made by the Staff Side.

On 22nd March 2017, a Convention has been organised by Bengaluru based CPSTU organisation, under the caption Save Public Sector.....Save Nation..... This is in continuation of CPSTU programme and as decided in the meeting held on 17th March 2017 in BSNLEU BgTD Union Office. The Convention was to oppose the moves of the central government decisions to disinvest various PSUs, both profit making and non profit making, privatisation of Railways in different nomenclatures, disinvestment and division of BSNL, BHEL,BEML etc., The speakers were not only the trade union leaders of National and State level, but also from progressive religions institutions,Progressive poets and cultural activists and leaders of political parties like CPIM,CPI,AAP,etc., Trade Union leaders from CITU,AITUC,were on dias. leaders from INTUC , BMS were invited but they could not attend the convention. PSUs like BEML,BHEL,HAL,AIIEA,BSNLEU,BSNL NPWU etc., were there and activly participated. The Convention also moved a resolution to intensify the struggles in the state of Karnataka; a very broad based convention will be held on April 09th, in which luminary personalities from diffrent sections of the society, like Defence, NAL, leading scientists will be participating. Photos of the Convention are uploaded.

The Photos of the BSNLEU FOUNDATION DAY Celebrations programme observed in several districts have been uploaded here please. The Circle Union congratulates all those Districts Secretaries who have observed the foundation day programme on 22nd March 2017.

Good news. \"Free Night Calling Facility\" extended to BSNL retirees. BSNLEU\'s demand partly accepted. We will demand it for the serving employees also. -P.Abhimanyu,GS.

The Unions and Associations of Non-Executives & Executives in BSNL submitted memorandum to PS to Governor of Karnataka, after explaining the agenda in detail, with a request to forward the same to Central government. He assured to do the needful. Seen here is Cir. Secretaries, Dist. Secretaries of BgTD, CGM office & QA district.

BSNLEU KARNATAKA extends its Revolutionary greetings to International Womens\' day programme. Reports from BSNLEU BgTD, BSNLEU Belagavi and BSNLEU CGM Office branch have come wherein the International Womens\' day programme has been observed today. BSNLEU BgTD has released the greetings Card on the occassion of International Womens\' day; a hall meeting has been conducted in Belgaum observing the International Womens\'day; in CGM OFFICE, the Womens\' District Organisation of CGM Office conducted the International Womens\' day in the the CGM Office auditorium. Smt.Lakshmi Chandrashekar was the Chief guest; the meeting was presided over by Smt. B L Jalaja Vice President of the Organisation. Smt.Sumam Pillai Sr.GM Finance was special invitee. all the three addressed the massive gathering. Afterwards, several cultural programmes took place, conducted and participated by the women employees of the CGM Office. BSNLEU Karnataka Circle thanks all the three districts which have observed the International Womens\'day on 8th March 2017.

BSNLEU has given a strong rebuttal to the BSNL Management’s gag order, banning “joint forum” and “joint action program

The BSNL Management has issued a highly provocative letter today, laying down conditions that the Non-Executives’ unions and Executives’ associations should not form any “joint forum” and also should not go on “joint action program”

BSNLEU has written a letter to the Member (Services), DoT, urging upon him to initiate immediate action, for the revision of pension of BSNL’s pensioners. BSNLEU has also demanded that the government should put in place a permanent mechanism for the periodical pension revision of BSNL pensioners

In the discussion held with the CMD BSNL today, the GS and the Dy.GS enquired about the status with regards to the Wage Revision of BSNL employees. The CMD BSNL told that the BSNL Management is giving a presentation to the Secretary, DoT, shortly.

United action for Wage Revision of BSNL employees. The complete report of the 3rd PRC has already available in the public domain. The recommendations carry many strict conditions, which are not in favour of the employees. Especially, the “affordability” clause is against the BSNL employees. Considering the pro-corporate and anti-labour thinking of the present government, the entire Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL have to gear up for united action, so that they can create compulsion on the government. BSNLEU is already on the job of interacting with all the Unions and Associations in this direction. Soon, an all union / association meeting will be held, to finalise the strategy of the employees.

BSNL has recently formed a Trust for the Pension Fund of the DR employees. Similarly, some time back, a Trust has been formed for the Gratuity of the DR employees. In both these Trusts, BSNLEU is not given representation. This issue was seriously discussed today, with the CMD BSNL, by the GS and Dy.GS. The representatives recorded their strong protest for ignoring BSNLEU, which is the biggest Union in BSNL. The CMD BSNL assured to seriously look into the matter.

Holding of the Welfare Board meeting and Sports & Cultural Board meeting are being inordinately delayed. The GS and Dy.GS took up this issue with the CMD BSNL today, and insisted that both the meetings should be held at the earliest. The CMD BSNL agreed with our view and assured to take prompt action.

In their meeting with the CMD BSNL today, the GS and Dy.GS strongly demanded that, the BSNL Management should sanction additional posts, so that the DR JE candidates, whose names figured in the first selection list, but subsequently got deleted, could also be accommodated. Similarly, in some circles, candidates who have secured more marks than the cut off level are not considered. The CMD BSNL assured to look into the matter sympathetically.

CHQ is getting reports that BSNL offices / buildings are being arbitrarily taken over by the DoT. This issue was discussed in detail today, by com. P.Abhimanyu, GS and com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, in the meeting held with shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL. They drew the attention of the CMD BSNL, to the recent take over of 2,000 square feet of area, in the PGM office, Bangalore, by the TRAI. The CMD BSNL agreed with our view, that our buildings should not be arbitrarily taken over, without the approval of the Corporate Office. He also assured to look into our complaint, with regards to take over of BSNL offices / buildings at Bangalore. CHQ requests our circle and district secretaries to be vigilant and act quickly, when our assets are taken over by the DoT. The matter should be immediately brought to the notice of the CHQ. Our comrades can also think about physically stopping our assets being taken over, while bringing the matter to the notice of the CHQ

Hearty congrats to all ! BSNL has once again added 20 lakh mobile customers in a single month. Despite cut throat competition from Reliance Jio, and Narendra Modi government’s blatant support for that company, BSNL has added 21,86,137 mobile connections in the month of February, 2017. This is a good performance. Uttarakhand circle has achieved 261% of it\'s target. Tamil Nadu circle has given the highest number of mobile connections (2,37,137). BSNLEU heartily congratulates the entire staff and the Management for this magnificent achievement. Cir.Secretary Karnataka adds the following note: In South Zone, the Tamil Nadu has done marvellous performance. Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka followed by Chennai comes in next positions. D.O letter from Dir (CFA) along with statements of performance achieved and target to be achieved during March 2017 are attached herewith.

Please find herein attached a Circular in Kannada, with regard to March 09th Rally.

BSNL Unions and Associations are conducting massive March to Raj Bhawan / Collectorate / District Magistrate’s office throughout the country on 09.03.2017. As per the decision taken in the meeting of the unions and associations, held at New Delhi on 06.02.2017, a memorandum is to be submitted to the Governor / Collector / District Magistrate. The matter to be incorporated in the memorandum has been finalised, in consultation with the unions and associations. The same is attached herewith. Circle and district secretaries are requested to download it and get it ready for submission. Before submission, the address of the Governor / Collector / District Magistrate may be filled up. The memorandum must also be signed by all the circle secretaries / district secretaries, as the case may be.

Circular from Convenor with regard to March 09th Rally to D C Office... English and Kannada versions

On behalf of the unions and associations of BSNL, notice was issued today to the Secretary, DoT, for conducting March to Raj Bhawan and Collectorate / DM Office on 9th March, 2017, on the following issues. (a) Opposing Niti Aayog\\\\\\\'s recommendation on disinvestment / strategic sale of BSNL. (As is evident from PMO ID No.4542267/PMO/2016-ES.I dated 30th December, 2016.) (b) Opposing formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. (c) Demanding allotment of 4G spectrum, free of cost, to BSNL. (d) Opposing favours being extended to Reliance Jio. CHQ calls upon all the circle and district secretaries to immediately take steps in coordination with the other unions and associations, for conducting the programme massively throughout the country. Banners and placards should be prepared well in advance, for prominently displaying in the rallies, to attract the attention of the general public, on the above mentioned four important issues.<> Start the preparations immediately. Conduct the programme massively.

BSNL has launched an unlimited voice calling plan, ‘Dil Khol Ke Bol’ at Rs.599/- a month for its postpaid customers in India’s all 22 telecom circles, including calls while on roaming. In addition to voice calls, BSNL subscribers can avail 6GB of data every month until first four months, and 3GB of data thereafter every month. As per the scheme, customers will have to pay Rs.599/- per month for this offer for the first four months and Rs.799/- would be charged after the promotional period.

The results of the JTO LICE, that was held on 11th December,2016, are still not declared. This is creating many doubts in the minds of the candidates. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, spoke to Ms.Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.) today, and discussed the issue. The GM told that the last date for receiving views/ complaints on the provisional answer key was 27-02-2017, and that the views so received are being placed before the Committee, for consideration. Finally, the GM(Rectt.) assured that the results would be declared in the month of March.

CMD BSNL has addressed a D O letter to all concerned with regard to Forums suggestion of one hour extra work in order to achieve target.

Our leaders from various circles are contacting the CHQ, and are complaining that the process of Document Verification for the selected DR JEs, has not started in their circles. The matter has already been taken to the notice of the GM (Rectt.) of BSNL Corporate Office. In this regard, CHQ wishes to inform that as per the schedule of the DR JE Recruitment, 15th March, 2017 is the last date for Document Verification. Comrades need not get tensed, since sufficient time is there. BSNLEU has already demanded that this time limit should be extended beyond 15th March, if the process of Document Verification is not completed within that date. The Corporate Office has responded positively for this.

In the fourth Cir. Conference of AIBDPA held at Mysuru, Com. Bhandari R G Mysuru, Com. Muddaiah CGM office and Com. Annigeri, Bellary got elected as Cir. President, Cir Secretary and Cir. Treasurer. Gundannack CS BSNLEU. 26.02.2017 Mysuru.

The 8th Central Executive Committee meeting of all India BSNL -DoT Pensioners Association was held at Com.M P Kunhanandan hall (R T T C premises) Mysuru. The Inaugural session of the meeting was held on 23rd Feb.2017. At 1000 hours, the National flag was hoisted by Com. Namboodiri, Chief Advisor of AIBDPA. The Union flag was hoisted by Com. Jayaraj, Gen. Sec., of AIBDPA. Followed by this the inaugural session commenced by lighting the lamp. The welcome address was done by Com. Vijayakumar, President AIIEA, Mysuru. He detailed the struggles conducted by Communist Party, which have started during pre- independence period. Com. K K N Kutty in his inaugural address, detailed about the anti pensioners agenda of 7th CPC; the disparities of the 7th CPC; the disparities available between BSNL pensioners and C G employees; and the importance of proposed March 16th nation wide strike and other related issues. Com. Namboodiri graphed the importance and necessity of AIBDPA, in BSNL, which is number one association with largest membership. Com. K G Jayaraj addressed the house with the major achievements gained by the association. The hurdles in not clinching the 78.2% IDA merger, and delay caused in non settlement of medical bills was also explained in detail. Com. Gundanna C K, CS BSNLEU, Com. Balakrishna M C CP BSNLEU and Com. Sudharshan H V all India Org. Sec BSNLEU greeted the CEC meeting. Com. Mohan Das, all India Vice President of AIBSNLEA, who presided over the meeting summarised the views of different speakers. Com S A Bilagi CS AIBDPA Karnataka Circle gave vote of thanks, while Com. G G Patil, all India Asst. Gen. Sec SIBDPA welcomed all the speakers and the participents.More than 150 AIBDPA members apart from CEC members from all over the country participated in the Inaugural session.

A meeting of the Committee, formed to revise the rates uniform, etc. was held today. Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS, attended it. Preliminary discussions were held with regards to the revision of rates. Staff Side informed that next round of discussion could be held after taking inputs from field units

The unions and associations have called upon the Non-Executives and Executives to work one hour extra, from 10.02.2017 to 31.03.2017. It is observed that in most of the circles, the CGMs and SSA heads have not taken any action, to utilise this call. Hence, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com. Chandeswar Singh, CS, NFTE and com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL yesterday and requested that the Corporate Office should fix targets for each and every circle, to increase the revenue and connections. The CMD BSNL assured that appropriate instructions would be given to the circles. Com. Prahlad Rai could not participate in the meeting, since he was out of Delhi. In the discussion, CMD BSNL told the 10% revenue of BSNL has decreased during October to December, 2016, due to demonetisation and Reliance Jio entry. Hence, it is very essential to take emergency steps to increase revenue collections by 31st March, 2017, when the financial year ends

BSNLEU/604 (DEV) 16.02.2017 To Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi – 110 001 Sir, Sub: - Allotment of space for TERM Cell and TRAI in the land and buildings occupied by BSNL, Bangalore, Karnataka circle – Request to cancel the orders issued by the CGM, Karnataka – reg. Ref: - CGM/Karnataka lr.No.23(30)/GM/(L&B)/KTK/BGL/170 dated 25.01.2017. We wish to draw your kind attention to the following for favour of necessary intervention and appropriate action. The TRAI has occupied 2,000 sq.ft. in PGM Office, Bangalore in Karnataka circle. Similarly, the TERM Cell is functioning in Sanchar Complex, Bangalore, since more than 3 years. Both the TRAI and the TERM Cell demanded for more additional space in the buildings where various BSNL offices are functioning and they go on insisting the CGM/Karnataka for the space continuously. As such, the CGM/Karnataka without considering the constraints being faced by the BSNL staff and the customers if the offices, has taken decisions to shift many important offices from the Sanchar Complex and allotted the same to the TERM Cell vide letter under reference. Further, before taking such a decision, the circle administration did not bother to discuss the matter with the recognized unions, which has resulted staff in resentment. In view of the foregoing, we request you to kindly look into the issue seriously, and cause to issue necessary instructions to the CGM, Karnataka to cancel the above decision and to discuss the matter with the recognised unions to find a solution in the matter. Thanking you, Yours sincerely, [P. Abhimanyu] General Secretary Copy to: Com. C.K. Gundanna, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Karnataka cir

As per the instructions of the CITU Karnataka State Gen. Secretary Com. Meenakshi Sundaram, the BSNLEU Cir. Secretary requested the Dist. Secretary BSNLEU Mysuru to go the BEML Dharana Camp and extend the solidarity support to them, who are on relay Dharana for the past three days, against the Central Government move to disinvest the PSU. More than 30 comrades of BSNLEU Mysuru went to their Dharana Camp, sat along with BEML Employees, addressed their meeting and ensured the whole hearted support to them in the days to come, against the Disinvestment moves of the Government. They also briefed about the requirement of United struggles against the anti worker/employees moves of the Pro Capitalist/ Corporate sector governments. Com. Basavaraj Dist. President, Com.Mahadevappa Dist. Secretary Com. Ganesh Circle Vice President, Com. Gnana Prakash, Asst. Circle Secretary and other leading important Dist Office bearers, branch members were present in the solidarity action programme.

BSNL signed MOU with Canara Bank for extension of loans to employees The MOU signed between BSNL and Canara Bank expired on 31-12-2016. BSNLEU took up the matter with the Corporate Office, and pressed for early signing of MOU, so that employees could get various loans, without any hassle. Corporate Office has taken prompt action on this and an MOU is signed with the Canara Bank on 08-02-2017

Hearty congrats to all ! BSNL once again achieves the target of adding more than 20 lakh mobile customers a month. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the entire staff and the Management of BSNL, for once again achieving the target of adding more than 20 lakh mobile customers in a single month. In January 2017, BSNL has added 20, 63,287 new mobile customers. UP(East) circle has come first by adding 2,31,220 customers and Rajasthan circle has come second by adding 1,83,739 customers. Andhra Pradesh circle has come third by adding 1,77,294 customers. BSNLEU heartily congratulates these circles, and also all other circles which have achieved their targets. It is worth mentioning that BSNL is able to make this achievement, even at a time when serious challenges are posed by Reliance Jio. It is sure that the new tariffs introduced by BSNL, offering unlimited voice calls, and also 1 GB data for RS. 36, etc., have played a big role in this achievement. All unions and associations have called on the Non-Executives and Executives to work one hour extra, from 10-02-2017 to 31-03-2017. We should make it a point that campaigns like melas, roadshows, etc., should be launched aggressively during this period, so as to give the widest publicity to our new tariffs. This will help us in a big way to increase our company\'s revenue as well as customers.

As has already been informed, the meeting of the unions and associations of BSNL, held on 06-02-2017, has decided to organise March to Raj Bhawan / District collctorate / DC Office, on 09-03-2017. It means, rallies should be conducted at all circle and district headquarters on 09-03-2017. This programme will help us in a big way, to propagate among the public, the conspiracies being hatched by the government and the Niti Ayog, to weaken / kill BSNL. The following 4 issues should be highlighted in this programme. All circle and district secretaries are requested to coordinate with the other unions and associations, to successfully conduct this programme. Issues to be highlighted:- a) Opposing PMO letter on implementation of Niti Ayog\'s decision for the strategic sale/privitasion of BSNL b) Opposing formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. c) Demanding allotment of 4G spectrum, free of cost, to BSNL. d) Opposing favours being extended to Reliance Jio.

The unions and associations of BSNL have called on the Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL to work for one hour extra, from 10-02-2017 to 31-03-2017. Why should we work one hour extra? The unions and associations have already taken many steps, for the financial revival of BSNL. A very good improvement has already come, as a result of this. However, certain developments, like the entry of Reliance Jio, and also demonetisation, have greatly affected the revival process. Especially, the open support being extended to Reliance Jio, by the government and the TRAI, have created very big problems for BSNL. Under these circumstances, it has become very emergent for the employees, to take every possible step to increase the revenue and productivity of the Company, before the financial year ends on 31st March, 2017. The new tariffs recently introduced by BSNL, for voice calls and data, should be given a very big publicity among the people. This will help BSNL in a big way to face the challenge from Reliance Jio. Hence, CHQ calls upon all the circle and district unions of BSNLEU, to take all possible steps, in coordination with all other unions and associations, to implement the decision to work one hour extra.

Letter is written to the CMD BSNL, on behalf of the unions and associations, intimating the decision taken in yesterday\'s meeting, to work for extra one hour, from 10-02-2017 to 31-03-2017, for increasing the productivity of the Company. The CMD BSNL is also requested to send necessary intimation to all the circle and SSA heads, for extending cooperation, as well as for arranging for necessary stores and materials.<<>> hour extra work. Letter is written to the CMD BSNL, on behalf of the unions and associations, intimating the decision taken in yesterday\'s meeting, to work for extra one hour, from 10-02-2017 to 31-03-2017, for increasing the productivity of the Company. The CMD BSNL is also requested to send necessary intimation to all the circle and SSA heads, for extending cooperation, as well as for arranging for necessary stores and materials.<<>>

[06.02.2017]Decisions of the all union / association meeting, held today. All union/association meeting held today. Com.Chandeswar Singh presided. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU explained about the issues to be discussed. The following comrades participated. Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA, com.N.L.Sharma, AGS, AIBSNLEA, com.T.C.Jain, FS, AIBSNLEA, com.N.D.Ram, GS, SEWA BSNL, com. O.P.Sharma, VP, BTEU, com.Sureshkumar, GS, BSNL MS, com.Rashid Khan, AGS, TEPU and com.Hari Singh, SG, BTU. Following decisions are taken:- 1) With a view to boost the performance of the Company before the financial year ends, all Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL are requested to work one hour extra, daily from 10th February to 31st March, 2017, for intensifying marketing and for improving quality of services. 2) To conduct March to Raj Bhawan / Collectorate / DM Office on 9th March, 2017:- (a) Opposing PMO letter on implementation of Niti Ayog\'s decision for the strategic sale /privatisation of BSNL. (b) Opposing formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. (c) Demanding allotment of 4G spectrum, free of cost, to BSNL. (d) Opposing favours being extended to Reliance Jio.

The off-net call facility (limited to Rs.50/-) that has been extended on an experimental basis, lapsed months ago. BSNLEU has consistently been urging the Management to re-introduce the off-net call facility. The Corporate Office has been delaying taking a decision, under the pretext of getting inputs from circles. However, due to the consistent pressure exerted by BSNLEU, finally the Corporate Office has issued order today, extending off-net call facility (limited to Rs.50/-) in Rs.200/- SIM.<>

BSNL Corporate Office has recently released the list of 2,700 newly recruited DR JEs. The process was much delayed due to the intervention of the DoT. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, and com. P. Asokababu, Vice President, CHQ, met ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), today, and thanked the Management for successfully overcoming the road-blocks. However, the union representatives pointed out that, still some candidates remain aggrieved, and demanded the Director (HR) to consider approving of additional posts to overcome this problem. The Director (HR) requested the representatives to discuss the issue with the GM (Rectt.). As per the GM (Rectt.), creation of additional posts has to be decided only by the Management. The matter could not be discussed with the CMD BSNL, since he is out of Delhi today. Further discussion in this regard will take place.

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. P. Asokababu, Vice President, CHQ, met the Director (HR), the Company Secretary and the GM (SR) and lodged their strong protest, for not providing representation to the Recognised Unions, in the recently formed Trust of the Pension Fund. The representatives pointed out that a large number of Non-Executives are directly recruited employees, and non-provision of representation to the Recognised Unions of Non-Executives is not acceptable. The issue will be further discussed with the CMD BSNL.

Kannada film industry \"Hatric hero\" Shivaraj Kumar ( Son of legendary artist Dr. Rajkumar) has become BSNL MOBILE POST PAID Customer from today. Seen in this picture along with cine artist are Sri. R K Rao, O.S. Marketing Section CGM Office and Com. P. Girish, Dist. CGM Office. 02.02.2017

The latest updates from BSNLEU CHQ have been uploaded here. The Kannada version will follow.

27th January 2017. Dear BSNLEU KARNATAKA WEBSITE Readers: We are extremely sorry, as we could not update/upload various important matters related to BSNLEU and other trade union struggles; trade union programmes etc.,as our website got stopped working due to technical problems like server problem;hard disk crash etc., Due to consistent efforts of BSNL CGM OFFICE COMPUTER CELL SDEs and our Website maintanence agency, everything has come to normal and all technical problems have been solved. We will be back in the same old spirit and timely uploads from today onwards; We seek your cooperation in this regard thank you, BSNL EMPLOYEES UNION,KARNATAKA CIRCLE....

The One day strike opposing the formation of subsidiary Tower Company in BSNL was totally opposed in Karnataka Circle. Members of all unions and associations upto the level of DGM have spontaneously participated in the strike, honouring their respective CHQs call for one day strike on 15th December. The strike has not only taken place at main city places, but it has also effectively taken place at very remote taluka places. I salute all the Circle Secretaries, District Secretaries ,Branch Secretaries and rank and file members of all unions and associations who have made this strike a memorable one strike in the days to come. To bring it to the notice of all members, we are attaching the photos from various SSAs and taluka places and that is quite sufficient to show that the strike was 100% total in Karnataka Circle. Thank you Circle Secretaries of all Unions and Associations, Thank you Dist.Secretaries of all Unions and Associations, Thank you Branch Secretaries of all Unions and Associations and Thank you Thank you, the rank and file members of all unions and Associations, but for you, the strike would not have been such a great success....... gundanna c k Circle Secretary BSNLEU KARNATAKA CIRCLE 15.12.2016.

An article by Com. P.Asoka Babu, Vice President, BSNLEU CHQ ND is attached herewith. This article is an educative and informative article with regard to the reasons for opposing the subsidiary Tower Company, which is in the sidelines of the BSNL , as proposed by Government of India and the joint strike call given by all unions and associations of BSNL.. This may please be circulated amongst all the members of BSNLEU on 13th and 14th of December, 2015, when we meet ourselves for a prepatory meetings.

The Press Release of BSNLEU CHQ - issued by the General Secretary, with regard to the one day strike on 15th Dec 2016, opposing the formation of subsidiary tower company is attached herewith. This press release was made available to all, in chq website on 09th December 2016. Further, it is also informed in the CHQ Web site that FNTO, BSNL SU and BSNL WRU are also positive to join the strike. A discussion has been held between com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Jayaprakash, GS, FNTO, with regards to the 15th December One Day Strike. Followed by this com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, has spoken to Com. Zile Singh, GS, BSNL Staff Union(BSNL SU) and Com. S.P. Sharma, GS, BSNL Workers Rashtriya Union (BSNL WRU) also. It is expected that a favourable decision will be taken by these unions shortly, for joining the 15th December, strike.

The DGM HR CGM office Karnataka Circle, in his Circular issued today 09.12.2016 has communicated to all concerned the decision of observing Id e Milad holiday on 12.12.2016 in Karnataka Circle.

Sri. R K Mittal, Director (CM) D O letter to all CGMs on achieving of targets in Mobile Sim sales at the all India level along with performance report of each circle during the month of November 2016 is made available to all web viwers.

As per the Copy of the letter available with BSNLEU Karnataka Circle, from the Chief Executive Officer, Karnataka State Board of Auqaf, Bengaluru 52, addressed to Under Secretary to Government of Karnataka, DPAR (Protocol.1) Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru, wherein the CEO has communicate the Central Moon Committee meeting decisions to celebrate Meeladun Nabi (iDD MILAD) on 13th December 2016, in the State of Karnataka. It is expected that the State Government decision may appear in news papers of Karnataka State by tomorrow, which will be the final decision to be followed by all muslim community.

1. Delay in process of recruitment proceadures in Direct Recruitment of Junior Engineers; 2. Extention of Off-net facility in Rs.200/- sim.; 3. Holding of JTO LICE on 11.12.2016, as per schedule.;

BSNLEU CHQ demands for Constitution of wage negotiations body for 3rd PRC of non executives, pending receipt of communication from DPE to formation of the same. Letter is attached.

The BSNLEU CHQ has addressed a letter to Corporate office to review such of those cases where the questions & key answers in Section A and B were wrong, multiple answers are wrong or the key answers are wrong, due to which many officials have been declare unqualified. The letter of GS BSNLEU CHQ is made available for further details.

The BSNLEU CHQ has addressed a letter (reminder) to Corporate Office, about the delay in review of JAO 40% quota results and to expedite the same immediately. Copy of the letter by GS BSNLEU CHQ is available please.

All union/association meeting decides to organise One Day Strike against formation Subsidiary Tower Company. The all union association meeting held at New Delhi today, decided to conduct dharna on 25.11.2016 and one day strike on 15.12.2016, against the formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. This is the unanimous decision of all the unions and associations which attended today's meeting. In the past, the united BSNL trade union movement has foiled all attempts of the government to destroy BSNL. Once again we will prove that we will not allow BSNL to be destroyed. Circle and district unions are requested to immediately start the preparations, in coordination with all the unions and associations, to make the strike a historic success.

The TRAI in its report is declaring that National Telecom Sector operator, BSNL is fifth highest company as on July 2016. The report is attached herewith

The Asst.General Manager (Estt.III) has addressed a letter to all CGMs to communicate the Corporate Office about the working strength and the vacancy position as on 31.03.2016 in order to hold the promotional LICE examination to Telecom Technician Cadre. The Corporate Office letter is attached herewith.

Com. V A N Namboodiri, Patron,BSNLEU has greeted all the staff of BSNL on the occassion of successful completion of 16 years of BSNL services to the people of the Nation. This article has been selected from the blog of Com. Namboodiri, exclusively for the readers of BSNLEU Karnataka website....

Latest updates from BSNLEU CHQ as on 30th Sept.,2016 has been uploaded in both Kannada and English versions on the subject matters of Discrimination in facilities extended to recognised unions,Pension Contribution of BSNL to Direct Recruitees, Payment of GPF before Dasara festival and approval of PLI by BSNL Management.,

BSNLEU, Bangalore Telecom District Union's successful district conference. The 6th District Conference of BSNLEU, Bangalore Telecom District (BGTD) was held enthusiastically on 22nd and 23rd September. The subjects committee of the Conference was held on 22nd. The open session was held today. It was presided over by com. Kempe Gowda, DP. Com. H. V. Sudharshan, DS, welcomed everyone. The Seminar was addressed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. K.N.Umesh, Secretary, CITU, shri M. M. Krishna, PGM, BGTD, shri Parameswari Dhayal, GM(HR), BGTD, Com. M.C. Balakrishna, AGS, com. C. K. Gundanna, CS, com. B. P. Narayan, CP,com. Mahantesh(BSNLCCWF) and com.Pattaiah, AGS, FNTO. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, highlighted the anti - BSNL policies of the Government, and the ongoing efforts by the Forum and the Management to revive BSNL. In the post-lunch session, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, elaborately explained about the efforts of BSNLEU and the United Forum, to resolve the various burning issues of the Non-Executives. CHQ heartily congratulates the BGTD district union for organising a disciplined district conference. In the end, Com.Kempe Gowda, Com. Sudharshan H V and Com.S Murali got elected as Dist.President,Dist.Secretary and Dist.Treasurer unanimously. It also elected a body of 19 Dist.Working Committee members, unanimously. The Three day BgTD Dist.Conference, came to an end, with lot of sky breaking slogans from the house. Photos are attached please.....

The General Manager (Restructuring) Coporate Office on 23rd September 2016 has given very clear instructions / guidelines to all the CGMs not to violate the guidelines of the Transfer Policy. This is due to various violiations made by several GMs accross the country, including Karnataka Circle, due to preassure tactics used by some unions, to violate the policies, to their choice and pleasure.

In the 13th State Conference of C I T U, held at Koodala Sangama of Bagalkot Dist., Com. S. Varalakshmi, Com. Meenakshi Sundaram and Com. Parameshwar got elected as State President, State Gen. Secretary and State Treasurer.Senior most Comrade of the State CITU Com. VJK Nayar got elected as Vice President. Com. K N Umesh and Com. K Mahantesh got elected as Secretaries of the State. The Conference was held from 17th to 19th Sep., 2016. Com. Tapan Sen All India Gen. Secretary and Com. Hemalatha, all India Secretary were present on all the days of the Conference at Koodala Sangama. On 16th inaugural Session was held at Bagalkot. More than 5,000 CITU Comrades from all over the State were in a massive and colourful rally. The inaugural Session was addressed by Com. Varalakashmi, Gen. Secretary, Com. Tapan Sen, all India Gen. Secretary, Com. VJK Nayar, State President. BSNLEU Karnataka Circle heartily congratulates all the new office bearers.

Rs.3,000/- approved by CMD BSNL as PLI for 2014 – 15. Staff Side members of the PLI Committee, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL and discussed about the PLI issue. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU and com. Kulkarni, AGS, NFTE, were also present. The CMD BSNL told the representatives that he has approved Rs.3,000/- as PLI for the year 2014 – 15. He also told that the file will now go for the approval of the Management Committee.

Popularise BSNL's BBG 1199 broadband plan. It is sure to give Reliance Jio a run for it's money. After announcing the BB249 plan, state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has come with another lucrative unlimited data broadband plan -- BBG 1199 -- which is certain to give Reliance Jio a run for its money. The plan offers customers to make unlimited 24hr local and STD out going calls and use unlimited data at a speed of ‘Flat 2Mbps’. Users can also avail discounts by opting for payment options for two or three years with this new plan. The details of the plan are as follows.<<>>

Make serious preparations for organising hunger strike on 20-09-2016. As per the call of the United Forum, one day hunger strike will have to be organised on 20-09-2016 at the Corporate Office, Circle and District levels, demanding settlement of the 24 point charter of demands. This is the 3rd phase of the agitational programme, called on by the United Forum. Circle and District secretaries are requested to coordinate with the other partners of the United Forum, and to make serious preparations for the success of the programme. Reports and photos of the programme may be sent to the CHQ.

]BSNL Board approved the audited balance sheet for 2015-16. The high lights are:- 1) After 2009-10, highest revenue, Rs.32,918 Cr compared to Rs.28,648 Cr of last year. 2) Revenue from operations increased by 4.43%. Rs.28,449 Cr comparing to Rs.27,242 Cr last year. 3) Losses reduced by 53%, from Rs.8,234 Cr of last year to Rs.3,880 Cr. 4) Operational profit increased from Rs.672 Cr to Rs.3,854 Cr. 5) Loan repayment done and the present liability is only Rs.2,500 Cr.

The 2nd September 2016 General Strike in Karnataka Circle was a grand success in its true spirit. The BSNLEU members and the members of the SNATTA and SC-ST employees who are paid members of BSNLEU in all most all SSAs of Karnataka Circle took part in the strike, along with the Casual and Contract workers Union , in all parts of the Karnataka Circle. To be more realistic in the report, the 2nd September 2016 strike was more of a success than the strike of 2015 General Strike. This time, the strike did not take place not only at Dist. Headquarters, but the strike has taken place even in all most all branches of the BSNLEU in a most successful way. Photos received from various SSAs and also from some of the talukas (branches) shows that our union members sitting in front of the gates, raising the slogans etc., and the gates are closed completely in some of the branches. The Dist.Secretaries of all most all SSAs has sent their report along with photos and it is really an inspiring thing for those who witness it to participate in Strike. The most important point of this time strike is, our union members have joined the rallies organized by JCTU and also they addressed it on behalf of BSNLEU. The State level convention conducted by the Circle Union on August 4th, addressed by Com.P.Abhimanyu, Gen.Secretary in detail and the District and Circle level office bearers who attended the Convention have definitely carried out the message of the Convention, which is the primary factor for the great success of the strike. Photos received from various SSAs is appended herewith,.

The latest CHQ updates have been enclosed herewith both in English and Kannada versions. The updates are with reference to nominations to Councils, Gen.Strike and P L I issues.......

The CITU Gen.Secretary Com.Tapan Sen has issued a press statement with regard to 2nd September 2016 Gen.Strike. In the Press Statement, the Gen.Secretary has exposed totally the wrong and misleading statements of Arun Jaitly , Fin.Minister.

22.08.2016// Extract from BSCondemn the attack on West Bengal BSNLEU office by Trinamool Congress goons - Hold demonstrations on 24-08-2016. CHQ has already informed about the attack made on West Bengal BSNLEU office, housed in Kolkata CTO building, by Trinamool Congress goons. BSNLEU comrades working in the office were also attacked and furniture, fans and lights were broken. This is also an attack on BSNL property. Surprisingly, the West Bengal CGM has not filed any FIR regarding the attack. We understand that the CGM, West Bengal is giving his tacit support to the Trinamool Congress goons. The matter has been taken to the notice of the CMD BSNL. He has assured that appropriate action would be taken. But, so far nothing has happened. Hence, CHQ is directing all the circle and district unions to conduct powerful demonstrations on 24-08-2016, condemning this attack. Take all out efforts to make the programme a total success.// P. ABHIMANYU GS BSNLEU CHQ ND.

The Trinamool Congress goons have attacked the BSNLEU WEST BENGAL CIRCLE UNION OFFICE on 19th August 2016 and ransacked the office. Locked up the office and left the premises. The CHQ urges the CMD to intervene in the matter. Please go through the details both in English and Kannada .

BSNLEU has been insisting the Management to hold the PLI Committee meeting, since there is abnormal delay in holding the same. BSNLEU has insisted the Director(HR) also, to ensure the holding of the meeting without further delay. As a result of this, Management has informed that the PLI Committee meeting will be held on 24-08-2016.

The Demands day programme has been observed in all SSAs of the Karnataka Circle. All the members of BSNLEU – SNATTA – BSNLMS have worn the Demands day badges with red ribbon and demonstrations took place in all the places. Demonstrations have been conducted in various branch level offices also , this time. In Bengaluru, the programme took place in a decentralized way, which gave way for demonstrations at various branch levels and headed by the respective area represented DWC member and respective branch secretaries. Similarly, in D K Dist, Davangere Dist and Hubli Dharwar District also, the demands day observation has taken place at Udupi, Harihara and Ranebennur talukas also.

The English and Kannada versions of the CHQ updates have been uploaded in the website. This include the Demands day to be observed on 17th August 2016 and the NITI Aayog recommendations on Strategic Sale of PSUs. Request you to please go through the same and make the programmes a successful one at all levels.

Karnataka circle conducted an enthusiastic SWAS convention & also 2nd September 2016 strike preparatory meeting at Bengaluru. Com. B. P. Narayan, circle president, presided over the convention. Around 500 delegates participated in it from all the SSAs of Karnataka circle. Com. C. K. Gundanna, circle secretary, welcomed everyone. The convention was addressed by com. Umesh, General Secretary, CITU, Karnataka state, com. R. L.Moudgil, former AGS, BSNLEU, and com. P.Abhimanyu, GS. The Gen.Secretary explained in detail about the necessisity of making the SWAS programme a success, including the August 10 2016 rally/procession by both staff and management of BSNL.The demands in general and also about the demands in particular related to BSNL survival with regard to Sept 2016 strike were also explained in detail. The delegates gathered in the convention resolved to make the both the programmes a great success.


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.

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.


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.


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


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.

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...

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.


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.


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.

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?

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.



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.


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.


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