It is very unfortunate that the Reliance Jio is being given the status of Government Service Provider, while the Public Sector BSNL is being neglected. Already, the mobile / landline connections of the Indian Railways have gone to Reliance Jio. Now, the government has entrusted the job of providing MPLS–VPN and SD-VAN networks in all the airports, to Reliance Jio. If things go like this, days are not far away, when the entire telephone connections of the government will be taken from Reliance Jio.
Jet Airways, which was the biggest Indian airways company some time back, is in a deep financial crisis. It’s pilots have not been paid salary for the past 3 months. They have threatened to go on strike from 1st April, 2019, if the salary is not paid. Jet Airways is having a loan of one billion US dollars. The company is operating only 140 flights per week now, whereas, it was operating 600 flights per week, some time back. The important development that we should note on this issue is that, the government has conducted an emergency meeting yesterday to bail out Jet Airways. Today’s Economic Times (20.03.2019) has reported that the government is pressurising the banks to extend loans to Jet Airways. We appreciate the care that the government is taking for Jet Airways, which is a private company. But what about BSNL, which is the government’s own company? BSNL is crying and pleading to the government to permit it to take bank loans to overcome it’s financial crisis. But the Hon’ble Minister and the government are not coming to the rescue of BSNL. Whereas, in the case of Jet Airways, the government has conducted an emergency meeting and is pressurising the banks to extend loans to it. No more example is required to explain the government’s pro-private and anti-public sector policies. It is these policies which have ruined BSNL. Together with the AUAB, BSNLEU is continuously fighting against these anti-BSNL policies of the government. However, amongst us, we have some great brains, who are giving experts opinion that, we should not fight against the government.
A meeting on solidarity with Venezuela, was held at CITU office, at New Delhi today. The United States is trying to topple the democratically elected government of Venezuela, and is trying to install it's puppet government in that country. The US is doing this, because it wants to loot the huge petroleum reserves of Venezuela. The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) has given call, requesting the working class all over the world, to raise their voices against the aggression of the United States in Venezuela. BSNLEU participated in this meeting with a good number of comrades. Com.Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU, Com.Amarjit Kaur, General Secretary, AITUC and others addressed the gathering.
एम्प्लॉईज ग्रुप इन्शुरन्स (EGI) को अंतिम रूप देने के लिए 25.03.2019 को मीटिंग...
20.11.2018 को सम्पन्न 37वीं नेशनल कौंसिल की मीटिंग में लिए गए निर्णय अनुसार मैनेजमेंट डायरेक्ट रिक्रूट नॉन एग्जीक्यूटिव एम्प्लॉईज के लिए भी एम्प्लॉईज ग्रुप इन्शुरन्स (EGI) स्कीम के क्रियान्वयन हेतु सहमत हो गया है। BSNLEU ने इस हेतु तत्काल मीटिंग आयोजित करने की मांग की थी। अब यह तय हो गया है कि मीटिंग 25.03.2019 को होगी।
As per the decision taken in the 37th meeting of the National Council, held on 20.11.2018, the Management agreed to implement the EGI (Employees Group Insurance) for the DR employees among the Non-Executives. BSNLEU had urged upon the Management to hold the meeting expeditiously. Now, it has been agreed to hold the meeting on 25.03.2019.
BSNLEU has written to the GM(SR) BSNL Corporate Office, demanding to immediately hold the Standing Committee meeting. The progress in the implementation of the decisions taken in the National Council meeting is to be reviewed by the Standing Committee. The last National Council meeting was held on 20.11.2018. BSNLEU has demanded that the Standing Committee meeting should be held immediately, to review the implementation of the decisions taken in that National Council meeting.
GM(BFCI) के साथ मीटिंग...
कॉम पी अभिमन्यु, जीएस एवं कॉम स्वपन चक्रबोर्ति, Dy GS ने 18.03.2019 को GM(BFCI) श्री पी सी भट्ट से मुलाकात कर निम्न मुद्दों पर चर्चा की।
(अ) केनरा बैंक और बैंक ऑफ इंडिया से अनुबंध (MoUs) का नवीनीकरण
केनरा बैंक और बैंक ऑफ इंडिया से पूर्व में हुए अनुबंध (MoUs) की समयावधि खत्म हो जाने से उनके नवीनीकरण की मांग करते हुए BSNLEU द्वारा पूर्व में GM(BFCI) को पत्र लिखा गया है। 18.03.2019 को सम्पन्न मीटिंग में MoUs के शीघ्र नवीनीकरण हेतु GM(BFCI) से पुनः अनुरोध किया गया।
(ब) कॉन्ट्रैक्ट वर्कर्स के वेजेस भुगतान हेतु फंड्स की उपलब्धता
GM(BFCI) के संज्ञान में लाया गया कि सभी सर्कल्स में कॉन्ट्रैक्ट वर्कर्स को महीनों से वेजेस का भुगतान नही हुआ है। ये वर्कर्स नेटवर्क के मेंटेनेंस का कार्य भी कर रहे हैं, वेजेस भुगतान न होने से निःसंदेह मेंटेनेंस कार्य प्रभावित होगा। GM(BFCI) से वेजेस भुगतान हेतु शीघ्र फंड्स उपलब्ध कराने हेतु आग्रह किया गया।
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Shri P.C. Bhatt, GM(BFCI), yesterday, and discussed the following issues:-
BSNLEU has already written to the GM(BFCI), demanding that the MoUs signed with Canara Bank and Bank of India should be renewed, since they have expired. In yesterday’s meeting, the GM(BFCI) was urged upon to expedite the renewal of the MoUs.
It was taken to the notice of the GM(BFCI) that in all circles, contract workers are not paid wages for several months. Since, these workers are engaged in the maintenance of the networks, non-payment of wages would hamper the maintenance works. The GM(BFCI) was urged upon to release the funds at the earliest.