March to Raj Bhavan held at Chandigarh by all the unions and Associations of Punjab Circle :

Representatives of ALL UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS of  BSNL the  office bearers of unions and associations  Comprising of   Sh. Raj Kumar Circle President SNEA , Sh.Gurmeet Singh ACS SNEA,Sh. D.V. Kaushal ACS SNEA ,, Sh. Balbir Singh All India President BSNLEU, Sh. V.S. Brar president CHD SSA SNEA ,Com Dhillon DS BSNLEU Chandigarh  and large no of comrades participated in the march to Raj Bhavan Chandigarh and  submitted a Memorandum to Hon’able Governor of Punjab H. E. Sh. V. P. Singh Badnore protesting against the formation of BSNL’s Tower Subsidiary ompany by hiving off of BSNL’s 66,800 mobile towers. About 1.25 lakh mobile BTSs are installed on these Towers. The decision of the Union Cabinet that the Subsidiary Tower Company would function under the control of BSNL Management, has been violated, with the appointment of an IAS officer as the CMD of the Subsidiary Tower Company, even without the knowledge of the BSNL Board. The formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company is nothing but depriving BSNL of it’s tower assets. The existing mobile services and the future expansion plans of BSNL will be seriously affected by this decision. It is the considered opinion of the Unions and Associations of BSNL that, the formation of a Subsidiary Tower Company will be detrimental to BSNL. The Unions and Associations of BSNL are of the firm view that, formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company will ultimately culminate into it’s privatisation, through the route of strategic sale, and thereby ruining the future of BSNL. The entire employees and their Unions and Associations of BSNL vehemently oppose the formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company and request the Government to roll back the same. The employees and the Management are taking all out efforts for the revival of BSNL.  Whereas the Government is determined to ruin and destroyed the Govt Owened company which is providing seamless services upto the remotest areas of the country.

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The BSNL unions and associations have also conducted various agitational programme, such as demonstration Dharna, two days strike on 12th & 13th December, 2017, and March to Sanchar Bhawan on 23rd February, 2018. Rolling back the decision of the government to form the Subsidiary Tower Company is an important demand of all these struggles.

Before submitting the memorandum to the Hon’able Governer the  office bearers of unions and associations participated in the march   addressed the large gathering of employees in front of Punjab CGMT Office, Sec 34, Chandigarh.<<<<View Copy of Memorandum>>>>

 

GRANT OF VIGILANCE CLEARANCE FOR PASSPORT:

 

After reviewing the existing guidelines, DoP&T has laid down fresh guidelines for grant of vigilance clearance to the Government Servant for obtaining Indian Passport.

“Vigilance clearance shall not be withheld due to an FIR filed on the basis of a private complaint unless a charge-sheet has been filed by the investigating agency provided that there are no directions to the contrary by a competent court of law. However, the information regarding FIR may be provided to the Passport Office. The final decision will be taken by the concerned Passport Issuing Authority. 6. There may be situations wherein wards and relatives of the civil servants residing abroad (for education and other purposes) could be having medical emergencies or family events. The officer himself/ herself may require to visit abroad for medical reasons. Therefore, as a policy, ordinarily, a passport will not be granted if a disciplinary proceeding is pending against the officer. However, the competent authority can take a view wherein a foreign travel is necessitated due to extreme urgent situation like medical emergencies etc. on case to case basis.”

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District Conference of Circle Office body Chandigarh :

District conference of SNEA Circle office  body  Chandigarh was held at Circle office on the Eve of 24th Mar 2018, it was attended by Com. Raj Kumar CP, Com. Gurpreet Singh CS, Com. Govil Bharti Circle Treasure, Com. DV Kaushal ACS/CWC member, Com. Harinder Singh DS/CWC member, Com. Sukhwinder Singh CWC member, Com. Gurmit Singh ACS, Com. VS Brar DP Chandigarh SSA, Com. Dhillon DS BSNLEU, Com. JM Jaidka DS BSNLEU and guest of honor is Sh. VK Garg GM Admin. Large number of comrades of circle office including lady members took part in open session; dais was well managed by Com. GS Sood, Com. DV Kaushal welcomed the guests and members of circle office and expresses his sincere thanks for supporting him as Distt. Secretary from last eight years. In depth deliberations took place on HR issues and viability of BSNL, Com. Raj Kumar opposes the departmental action on “no work no pay” for two days strike and emphasized on “extra work extra pay” on holidays, com. President also elaborate the main issues like 3rd PRC, CPSU hierarchy. Com. Brar put highlights on future struggles of association and raises his voice regarding tough period of BSNL.

Com. Gurpreet Singh CS in his address  impressed upon  unity among BSNL employees as it is most important to fight for our legitimate rights and appealed  to all  for presence of full strength on lunch hour demonstration on 27th Mar and more calls of struggle guided by CHQ, Com. CS also highlights the priority of FTTH and high speed data on mobile to give competition to private players, he also told the house  that the shortage of fiber cables in the circle for FTTH connections, the shortage of fiber was also made in the notice to the CGMT Punjab by CS during informal meeting in the morning of 24th Mar along with Com. Harinder Singh CWC member.

Sh. VK Garg GM Admin also apprised the house about  the future  struggle for BSNL and assumed that there will be very few players left in telecom sector till the end of 2019 as ongoing price war in the sector, BSNL should make strategy  to overcome this tough period and it is possible only with the true workman ship of each and every member of BSNL.

  The SNEA circle office body  cleared all the pending CHQ quota  amounting to Rs.28800/-  there by setting good  example for others to follow this trend and clear the pending CHQ quota as detail already communicated to the District secretariesof  concerned SSAs. The detailed budget was presented by Ex. Distt. Secretary Com. DV Kaushal of Circle office and the same was approved by the house. The process of elections was done unanimously.

In the District conference Com. Jawala Singh , Com. Munish Vohra, Com. Harish Kumar  were unanimously elected as  Distt. President, is the Distt. Secretary a District  Treasurer respective  and all the new members were administered oath by Com Raj Kumar CP SNEA Punjab Circle .

 

 

                                                                                               

A revolutionary life,The Bhagat Singh you didn’t know

     

Nation pay tribute to great freedom fighter and martyers  of India

 

Almost 111 years ago, a boy was born in Lyallpur district of the Punjab Province of British India (which now lies in Pakistan) who, along with a fellow freedom fighter, went on to blast two non-lethal bombs in the Parliament in 1929 to make the ‘deaf’ Englishmen ‘hear’ the demands of Indian independence and ‘awaken England from her dreams’.

On March 23, 1931, this young man, Bhagat Singh, along with two other revolutionaries—Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar—was hanged to death at the tender age of 23 after being convicted in the murder of John P. Saunders, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, in Lahore in 1928. The three bodies were disposed of in a great hurry and in an unprecedented manner.

In the mainstream historiography of India’s freedom struggle, which concentrates a lot on the Gandhi-Nehru-Congress narrative, not much has been written about the revolutionaries and their lives, apart from a few hagiographic tales of violent acts or suffering in Port Blair’s Cellular jail.

And this absence of detailed and well-structured writings has had its effect on the popular discourse about revolutionaries. In the nationalistic rhetoric of politicians across parties, mainstream cinema, various self-proclaimed patriotic websites and posts on social media, Bhagat Singh is often portrayed as a macho gun-toting freedom fighter who believed that violence is more effective a way of achieving independence from British rule than Gandhi’s non-violent means. That Bhagat Singh picked up the gun to kill a British police officer to avenge Lala Lajpat Rai’s death, and he threw bombs at Englishmen are emphasized a lot more than the thoughts and ideas guiding him. Such recurrent shallow descriptions completely overlook how mature a political thinker Bhagat Singh was.

“The significance of Bhagat Singh in the anti-colonial struggle was not because of his choice of violence as a method of resistance, as many including Gandhiji underlined, or his idealistic heroism for which he is rightly and universally admired. His real contribution lay in trying to formulate a revolutionary philosophy and a course of action, taking into account the travails of colonial subjection, on the one hand and the character of internal exploitation, on the other,” writes noted Marxist historian KN Panikkar in the Frontline.

A closer introspection into the life of Bhagat Singh reveals that there exists a narrative that is completely different from what mainstream historiography tells us about the revolutionist and his acts. A study of Bhagat Singh’s jail notebooks, letters written by him, statements he issued in the court, his essay on atheism, Why I am an atheist, reveal that there is a lot more to Bhagat Singh than his acts of murdering someone or throwing a bomb.

Bipan Chandra, the celebrated historian who passed away recently, notes in his book India’s Struggle for Independence, 1857-1947, “Bhagat Singh and his comrades also made a major advance in broadening the scope and definition of revolution. Revolution was no longer associated with mere militancy or violence…it must go beyond and work for a new socialist order, it must ‘end exploitation of man by man’.”

Bhagat Singh was one of the foremost socialist thinkers of the country—someone who argued that the country’s independence from the British rule would be truly effective if and when the issues of class struggle are taken care of. In the short life that he lived, Bhagat Singh transformed himself from an action-oriented teenage revolutionary to a rational, socialist and democratic thinker with an egalitarian view of society.

In fact, in his last message from jail dated March 3, 1931, he said, “…the struggle in India would continue so long as a handful of exploiters go on exploiting the labour of the common people for their own ends. It matters little whether these exploiters are purely British capitalists, or British and Indians in alliance, or even purely Indians.”

Another striking aspect of Bhagat Singh which sets him wide apart from other revolutionaries is that in retrospection of his acts of violence, he realised the futility of attempts at mere armed struggles without a political ideology propelling the fighters.

In a note written to young political workers of the country, Bhagat Singh wrote, “Let me announce with all the strength at my command, that I am not a terrorist and I never was, expect perhaps in the beginning of my revolutionary career. And I am convinced that we cannot gain anything through those methods.”

On revolution itself, Bhagat Singh wrote during his trial, “Revolution did not necessarily involve sanguinary strife. It was not a cult of bomb and pistol. They may sometimes be mere means for its achievement. No doubt they play a prominent part in some movements, but they do not –for that very reason –become one and the same thing. A rebellion is not a revolution. It may ultimately lead to that end.”

Moreover, renowned intellectual and historian Irfan Habib, who wrote the book To Make the Deaf Hear: Ideology and Programme of Bhagat Singh and His Comrades, writes that Bhagat Singh had written considerably, among other topics, on issues of untouchability and communalism as early as in 1928.

“In speaking of the relationship of past and present we seldom stop to think of how much of our present hangs on what we assume to be the actual past,” writes historian Romila Thapar in her latest book The Past as Present. At a time when a Hindu-right government rules the country, Maoist movements are widespread, and social inequality rules the roost, a detailed study of Bhagat Singh’s egalitarian ideologies, anti-communal stand and his indomitable fight to remove inequality might hold the key for better times.(courtesy times of India)

Congratulation!!! Venue for the Next AIC of SNEA Finalized:

On dated 13.3.2018 Com K. Sebastin  GS ,Com AA Khan CHQ president  visited Ludhiana   in connection with  to finalized the Venue of Next AIC of SNEA    the CHQ leaders were accompanied   by Com Amarjit Singh Chief Patron  SNEA Punjab, Com  Jasvir Singh Joint Secretary North,Com Gurpreet Singh CS,Com Harinder Singh CWC Member,Com Govil Bharti circle treasurer,Com DV Kaushal ACS,Com Raj Bhadur DP FRZ,ComBharat Bhushan SDE Civil, Com Kanwaljit Singh,Com Mukthiar Singh DP Ldh. .
All the leaders visited the proposed venue at  Punjab Agriculture university Ludhiana ( Punjab) and Finalized the the Venue “Dr.Monmohan Singh Auditorium PAU Ludhiana “which is one of the best Auditorium in India having seating capacity of 1000   equipped with digital Screen and state of the art furniture and other equipment and it is located  near gate no I of Punjab Agriculture University Ludhiana.

 

The tentative dates for Next AIC is last week of September or first week of October 2018 subjected to the availability of Chief Guests from BSNL CO New Delhi.we are very thankful to Com GS and Com President in this regard and at the same time assure all the CHQ leaders and that Ludhina AIC will one of the best event in all respect.   

 

CHQ News; Meeting with Shri Anupam Shrivatava, CMD, BSNL 0n 15.03.2018:

GS, President, AGS and Jt Sec met CMD, BSNL and held discussions on the following issues: 

a) CPSU Hierarchy implementation:

CPSU Hierarchy only will give uniform promotions avenues among various cadres/wings. Injustice happened to various cadres for years together by not giving promotions to them in the name of vacancy where as some cadres continue to get the promotions. This cannot be continued in a company. All the Executives has to get the equal opportunity to get promotions, we made our stand very clear.

CMD categorically told us that management is aware of the gravity of the situation, shortage of vacancies and court cases and CPSU Hierarchy only will be the ultimate solution to get promotions. On post based promotions, CMD further reiterated that management will not do anything which will lead to further litigations.

We requested to expedite the reply to the queries made by the BSNL Board member. We informed CMD that we are in regular touch with DIR(HR) in this regard and DIR(HR) assured to send the reply at the earliest. CMD assured that CPSU Hierarchy will be implemented at the earliest.

b) Post based promotions: In the given situation it is impossible to give promotion due to various factors. Promotion with reservation is stopped by the Courts and promotions without reservation is against the Govt/BSNL policy, CMD informed. However, BSNL examining all the options.

Meeting with Shri Amit Yadav, Jt Secretary, DoT on 12.03.2018:

GS/SNEA, President/SNEA and GS/AIGETOA met Jt Sec, DoT and held discussions on the following issues:

a) Sending reminder to DoE on E2 and E3 scales issue: We informed him that the letter seeking advice from DoE is not received in DoE, according to DoE officials. We requested JS to send a reminder to DoE with the earlier letter and connected documents as a file, by hand. JS immediately agreed to our suggestion and directed Director(PSU) to send the reminder with all the documents as a file, by hand. We earlier met the Hon MoSF also in this regard and he assured us to send an early reply.

b) Status of various issues discussed with Hon MoSC on 23.02.2018:

i) 3rd Pay Revision: JS informed that after the meeting, Secretary/DoT instructed to send the proposal to DPE. The proposal will be finalised soon based on the recommendations of BSNL Board.

ii) Pension revision and pension contribution on actual basic pay instead of maximum of the pay scale: JS told us to meet the concerned officers dealing with the matter as he is not dealing these issues.

HANDLING OF INVESTIGATION/DEPARTMENTAL ACTION IN NON-VIGILANCE CASES:

CVO BSNL has issued instructions that Vigilance Units should not investigate/initiate departmental action in cases of administrative nature having no vigilance angle such as

“The cases of administrative nature having no vigilance angle,such as officials Punctuality in office,insubordination ,lying to higher officials,poor customer relations,misbehavior with subordinates/superiors,unauthorized absence ,drunken behavior,sexual misconducts etc.<<<Click here to view instructions>>> 

CHQ News:

  • On the E2, E3 proposal, yesterday DoT send a reminder to DoE for early advice on the issue. As reported earlier, JF met the Joint Sec DoT in this regard and he assured to send a reminder with all the connected documents.
  • Term Insurance for all the Executives, PAN India basis. The data of all the Executives submitted to LIC and SBI Life for their quote. The quote from LIC and SBI Life expected by next week. Since it is proposed to cover all the Executives, we expect competitive quote.
  • DIR HR instructed to make some changes in the reply to the queries on CPSU hierarchy. With the changes, the reply will be submitted back today and it is expected that the reply will be cleared today.

Work According to Rule agitation deferred till 30-04-2018

This is for the information of all District Secretaries,office bearers and all the members  that as per the decision of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, the Work According to Rule agitation, deferred till 30.04.2018. Letter sent to the Secretary(T) and the CMD BSNL.

Letter from All Unions & Assns

View BSNL Corporate orders:

  • BSNL issued instructions for revival of closed landline and broadband connections.  <<<View Letter >>>
  • BSNL to withdraw Inter Circle Roaming services offered to M/S Ariel and will recover money from PBG as company s not adhering to the terms and conditions of agreement.  <<<View orders >>>
  • BSNL announces “Holi Dhamaka Plan @ 399”  with unlimited calling, free roaming and 30 GB data per month for post-paid mobile service.  <<<Press Release>>>

Chq.News:

SNEA delegation led by Com. G. L. Jogi, Chairman/ SNEA, and consisting of Com. M. S. Adasul CS, SNEA/MH and other Circle leaders met Shri. Anant Geeteji, Hon Minister for Heavy Industries, at Mumbai on 22/02/2018 and very strongly pleaded for his kind intervention in getting relaxation in affordability clause for implementation of 3rd PRC from the Union Cabinet to enable implementation of 3rd PRC in all CPSUs regardless of their profits.

Leaders apprised Hon Minister about the great role played by CPSUs in strengthening Indian Economy and building a very formidable infrastructure in all critical sectors of development of Country. We updated him about the role of BSNL and how the BSNL has always given priority to provide services to customers regardless of loss and profit and hence affordability has no relevance for its grant of 3rd PRC for its workforce. Com G.L. Jogi emphatically told Hon Minister that only his very personal & kind intervention will help resolve the issue and pave the way for implementation of 3rd PRC in CPSUs including BSNL regardless of their profits/losses.

Hon Minister duly acknowledged the huge services rendered by CPSUs in growth and development of the Country in strategic and key sectors. He also informed that he is well aware about the contribution of BSNL in overall growth of India and also acknowledged that he is well familiar about the BSNL services being provided at the remote and odd places where profit is not possible and hence BSNL is different from others and assured to extend all possible support from Govt. Hon Minister reiterated strong resolve and keenness to intervene in the matter by moving a note for consideration and approval of the Union Cabinet to get the issue addressed comprehensively and to do whatever possible from his side in support of BSNL workforce on 3rd PRC issue as well as other issues.

SNEA delegation led by Com M. S. Adasul, CS, SNEA/MH, Com. Bharat Sonawane, CP, SNEA/MH and other Circle/SSA leaders met Shri. Manoj Sinhaji, Hon MoSC at Sangli on 23/02/2018 and requested his kind intervention on two prominent issues related to Executives and non-Executives working in BSNL i.e. grant of 3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment and early approval of Standard Pay Scales for BSNL Executives. Hon. MoSC assured that both the issues are under active consideration by DoT. He further added that he is aware about the unrest among the employees of BSNL and hence he has granted time for meeting to leaders of all Unions and Associations of BSNL tomorrow on 24/02/2018. He assured that all the issues raised by unions including these two prominent issues will be discussed with officers in DoT as well as union leaders and will be resolved in best possible manner. It was due to the personal intervention by Shri. Sanjay Kaka Patil, Hon. MP from Sangli Loksabha Constituency who has specially arranged the meeting for SNEA.

 

Chq News:Meeting with Smt Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary DoT on 20.02.2018:

 

GSs of SNEA, BSNLEU and AIBSNLEA met Secretary DoT and held discussions on the 3rd PRC with 15% fitment. BSNL Board after taking all the aspects into consideration recommended 3rd PRC with 15% fitment, freezing the revision of all allowances. The BSNL proposal is pending in DoT for the last three months but no steps are taken for its implementation. The employees are very much agitated over this. We requested that DoT should take necessary steps to get the affordability clause exempted for BSNL. Financial condition of BSNL is nothing to do with the employees as the entire telecom sector is facing problem. The employees are working with full commitment for the revival of BSNL and to implement the Govt projects. Pay revision is a must to keep the employees motivated.

GS/BSNLEU specifically pleaded that 3rd PRC is for the Executives but the pay revision for the Non-executives are based on negotiated settlement. Surprisingly the negotiation itself is not started as DoT didnot given clearance for that. As per the DPE guidelines, for the wage negotiation, there is no affordability clause.

Regarding pension revision for the Govt pensioners retired from BSNL, we apprised Secretary that DoT Pension Cell is linking the pension revision with the pay revision of BSNL serving employees which is not at all correct as BSNL pensioners are not related with the profitability or paying capacity of BSNL. Their pension is paid by the Govt from the consolidated fund of India as per CCS pension Rules, 1972, not by BSNL. Last time also DoT moved a Cabinet note to get the pension revised for the BSNL pensioners with 30% fitment. Present situation also, DoT has to get the Cabinet approval for pension revision with 15% fitment as 15% is already approved by Union Cabinet as fitment formula for 3rd PRC. Their pension contribution has already been paid to DoT. DoT(Estt) always takes the stand that  pension revision is to be done for BSNL pensioners after the pay revision of BSNL serving employees, otherwise anomalies will be created. This is not the justification to deny the pension revision to the Pensioners, we categorically told the Secretary and sought her kind intervention for resolving the issue.

Secretary given a patient hearing and assured an early action in this regard and mentioned that Hon MOSC also telling in all the meetings that we will consider the case.

Since there is no concrete assurance from the Secretary other that the normal gestures, the March to Sanchar Bhavan on 23.02.2018 will to continue with more intensity.

CHQ News: Meeting with Shri Keshav Rao, GM(Pers) on 15.02.18: GS and President met GM(P) and held discussions on the following issues: 

a) Board approval for CPSU Hierarchy proposal: GM(P) informed that the queries from the Board members are yet to be received. BSNLCO is trying to contact the concerned Board members to get the queries so that it can be replied immediately and thereafter for the approval, the proposal can be moved through rotation.

b) Speedy implementation of Hon SC judgments on 206 seniority and consequential benefits to all the seniors: The proposal is already moved from Pers section few weeks back. Now the proposal is gone to the legal section for legal opinion. Based on the legal opinion, the proposal will be processed for early implementation. We requested for early implementation as DGM(Regular) promotion etc can be considered only after the finalization of the seniority list in DE cadre (after the revision of SDE seniority and subsequent changes in promotion to DE cadre).

c) Filing MA in Hon Chandigarh Court on DE to DGM(Adhoc) promotion: DGM(Adhoc) promotion is stayed by Hon CAT Chandigarh on reservation issue and catchup rule. The MA seeking permission for issuing promotion for the missing cases etc will be filed shortly. The draft MA is approved, GM(P) informed. 

d) Approval of minutes of the review DPC for the 33 missing cases: After discussion, GM(P) assured early action. 

e) Speedy implementation of Hon SC judgments on revision of seniority for the SDE(C) and consequential benefits to all the seniors: We explained the urgency in implementing the SC order and conducting the review DPC for EE promotion. There after they will be eligible for SE promotions also. Since the number is less, we requested to expedite the matter. GM(P) agreed to speed up the matter and explained that since all these matters involve legal issues, checking at various level involves, causing delay. 

f) Promotion to SDE(T) based on the Hon SC order revising their JTO rect year. Since the review DPC is already over for the promotion to earlier vacancy year, it is requested to expedite the promotion order for the 06 cases where the SC given earlier rect years in JTO cadre. All of them are already working as SDEs. 

Non-cooperation to NOFN and other Government projects

As per the call of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, the employees of BSNL are observing Work According to Rule w.e. from 30.01.2018. This struggle was reviewed in the meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held on 06.02.2018, as well as in the Steering Committee meeting on 07.02.18. After detailed discussion, it has been decided not to cooperate with NOFN and other Government projects. This decision is taken in view of the fact that the DoT and the Government have denied justice to BSNL employees in the matter of 3rd Pay Revision, pension revision to BSNL retirees, forming the Subsidiary Tower Company, etc. Entire Non-Executives and Executives are requested to strictly observe this Non-cooperation, in addition to implementing the Work According to Rule call. The All Unions and Associations of BSNL is writing to the Secretary, DoT and to the CMD BSNL, about the struggle of Non-cooperation to NOFN and other government projects.

As a part of the ongoing Work According to Rule programme, Non-Executives and Executives are requested to perform their duties strictly according to rules. Non-Executives and Executives are directed not to participate in any marketing activity like, mela or road-show, other than those employees who are posted in the marketing section.

Protest demonstrations to be conducted on every Wednesday: As part of intensifying the Work According to Rule programme, it has been decided to conduct protest demonstrations on every Wednesday. Circle and District secretaries are requested to effectively conduct these demonstrations, by coordinating with other constituents of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL. Efforts should be taken to mobilise maximum number of employees in these demonstrations.

 

Proposal for implementation of Group Term Insurance Scheme for for Executives of Punjab Circle and provisioning of consent in online form:

  Dear Comrades there is strong demand form members especially from  young comrades  for providing social security to all BSNL recruited employees officers who are not having option of family Pension recently in Odisha CWC CS MP Com S.Dautta  Mazumdar explained the Steps taken by MP circle for providing term insurance from LIC of India  to the tune of 50 lakhs and  the said Scheme is going to be implemented in MP Circle from 01.01.2018  <<<Click Here to view GTIS approved by MP Circle>>> and  <<GTIS Rules in Hindi>>  <<<GTIS Rules in English>>>In this regards, it is to inform that SNEA PB  had some preliminary discussions  with CGMT Punjab and GM(F) to implement this scheme in Punjab Telecom Circle  for the willing Executives irrespective  of the membership of Association further we are also in touch with other Associations for earlier  implementation of this Scheme  in Punjab Circle so that maximum members can get the benefit  further we are also thinking to  create Benevolent fund purely funded by Executives in Punjab Circle . All the executive’s irrespective of any union and Association are requested to give their willingness in the online Per forma  for the following Social Security Measures the further action in this regard will be taken after collecting the information from executives  :

(A) Benevolent Fund entirely funded by Executives
(B) Group Term Insurance entirely funded by Executives

<<<<Click Here to fill online form for giving consent  for Social Security Measures>>>

The information received from the executives like no of members interested  in proposed social security measures will be analyzed for taking further course of action in this regard .All the District secretaries of SNEA Punjab circle are requested to kindly give vide publicity among executives of all Associations . 

 

BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS:


No changes in personal income tax rates.
Standard deduction of Rs.40,000 in lieu of transport and medical reimbursements for salaried tax payers.
Exemption of interest income for deposits in banks and post offices (including TDS) will be increased from Rs.10,000 to Rs.50,000 for senior citizens.
All senior citizens will now be able to claim benefit of a deduction of Rs.50,000 for medical insurance. For critical illnesses, the deduction has been increased to Rs.1,00,000.
Rs 7.5 lakh per senior citizen limit for investment in interest-bearing LIC schemes doubled to Rs 15 lakh.
Senior citizens allowed Rs 50,000 deduction on health insurance premium paid in a year from earlier Rs 30,000.
Education cess increased to 4% from 3%

Condolence message:

We express our deep condolence on the sad demise of the father of Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, passed away in a Bhopal hospital today. He has been ailing for some time. SNEA Punjab Circle offer our heartfelt condolences to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, and to his family.we also pray that eternal soul rests in peace .

 

BSNL CO circulated list of longest circle tenure list of SDEs in Electrical Cadre:

BSNL CO issued longest Circle Tenure list of SDEs in Electrical wing for rationalisation of executives in SDE Electrical cadre in all Circles and for consideration of request transfers which is under consideration. <<<View list>>>

 The executives in this list will have to give three choices for transfer to preferred Circles latest by 11/02/2018 and executives who are not giving any option executives will be posted at any Circle as per administrative connivance.

 Discrepancies in stay particulars if any are also to be represented through proper channel. 

 CEs will have to check list for its correctness and missing names if any and send correct list by 15/02/2018.

 

DOPT issued guideline regarding Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities:

With enactment of  THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT,
2016′ from 19thApril, 2017 and notification of THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES RULES, 2017′ on 15 thJune, 2017, the following instructions are issued
in line with the provisions made therein regarding reservation for Persons with
Benchmark Disabilities, as defined under Section 2(r) of the Act against the posts and
services of the Central Government.<<<View DOPT Letter>>>

BSNL Withdraws Unlimited Sunday Free Voice Calling from Landline and Broadband Plans Across India.……………For the unaware, BSNL is currently the leading broadband service provider in India with over 12 million wired subscribers. Thanks to some affordable and luring broadband plans, BSNL achieved this feat, and notably, the company has coverage across major parts of the country.
But this year, BSNL has been harsh on its broadband customers, which will result in subscriber loss. BSNL has its operations across the country expect Mumbai and Delhi. BSNL said that it would start informing the customers very soon about this new change.
 
Since the start of 2018, BSNL made a total of four big moves, out of those, two moves were underwhelming, while other two are excellent moves. And both underwhelming moves are related to the broadband sector. It is understandable that BSNL has no competition in the broadband sector, but the company should not stop offering benefits which made it the biggest ISP in the first place…… View Media Report.

 

Govt to break up Air India into four parts to speed up privatisation process disinvestment of AIR India is Alarming Bell for BSNL:

Air India had total debt of about Rs48,877 crore at the end of March 2017—Rs17,360 crore of aircraft loans and Rs31,517 crore of working capital loans.The government plans to hive off Air India’s unsustainable debt to a special purpose vehicle to make the deal attractive.The government hopes to invite expression of interest from companies after Union Budget 2018, Mint reported on 9 January.

IndiGo, run by Inter Globe Aviation Ltd, and Tata group have shown interest in Air India’s operations. Turkey’s Celebi Aviation Holding, Bird Group, Menzies Aviation Plc and Livewel Aviation Services Pvt. Ltd have shown interest in the national carrier’s subsidiaries.The government has also eased rules allowing foreign airlines to buy a stake of up to 49% in Air India with prior government approval but with the caveat that substantial ownership and effective control of Air India will remain with Indian nationals as is the case with all domestic airlines.<<<Click Here to View full Story>

Unanimous decisions taken in today’s meeting of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL” to intensify the struggles for achieving wage revision and for the ?rolling back of the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company:

“The All Unions and Associations of BSNL”, held it’s meeting at New Delhi on 8.1.2018 to discuss about the steps to be taken for intensifying the struggle for the settlement of 3rd Pay Revision and to ensure the ‘rolling back of the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company’. The meeting was attended by the General Secretaries / Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, BTEU, SEWA BSNL, AIGETOA, BSNL MS, TEPU, BSNL ATM and TOA BSNL. The meeting was presided over by Com. K. Jayaprakash, GS, FNTO. The following decisions are taken unanimously for intensifying the struggles to achieve the demands.

Struggle programme:

(1) Whole day satyagraha for 5 days from 30.01.2018. The starting of the satyagraha will be marked by paying of ‘shradhanjali’ at Gandhi Samadi at New Delhi on 30.01.2018, by the leaders of “All Unions and Associations of BSNL”.

(2) ‘Indefinite Work According to Rule’ from 30.01.2018.

(3)  Massive “March to Sanchar Bhawan” on 28.02.2018.

(4) Leaders of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL” will take all out efforts to meet Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, the Secretary DoT and CMD BSNL, within a week’s time.

(5) The meeting entrusted to Com. G.L. Jogi, Leader, SNEA, and to Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, with the responsibility of exploring possibilities to take legal action to roll back the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company.

(6) A Steering Committee consisting of the General Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA and AIBSNLEA is formed to monitor the struggles.

(7) Meeting the leaders of political parties and Central Trade Unions, by 30.01.2018, to mobilise support in favour of the demands of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL”.

Charter of demands

(1)   Settle:-

(a)   3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment from 01.01.2017.

(b)   Settle pension revision.

(c)   Settle left-out issues of the 2nd PRC.

(2)   Roll back the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company.

(3)   No reduction in the retirement age from 60 to 58 and no VRS. 

Protest Demonstration against formation of tower Subsidiary held throughout Punjab Circle:

Protest Demonstration against formation of tower Subsidiary held throughout Punjab representatives of all unions and Associations also submitted memorandum to worthy CGMT Punjab Circle against the formation of tower subsidiary  appointment of its CMD from IAS cadre

 

On dated 28.11.2017 Convention of all Unions and Associations held at Ludhiana , Punjab demanding 3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment and revision of all allowances and settlement of left out issues of the 2nd PRC and against formation of BSNLs Tower Subsidiary :

All Unions and Associations of Punjab Circle conducted grand meeting at Sh. Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College Ludhiana Auditorium  with huge gathering. More than 450 employees attended the meeting, making it a grand success. Punjab Circle fully geared up for the Human Chain on 23.11.2017 and two days strike on 12th and 13th December, 2017.

Com P.Padmanabha Rao AGS/SNEA,Com Gurpreet Singh CP/SNEA,Com Jasvir Singh Joint Secretary North,  Com Surjit Singh  CS/NFTE,Com Raj Mauli CHQ Treasurer/NFTE,Com Iqbal Singh Dhillon CS&Com Balbir Singh All India president /BSNLEU,Com Darshan Singh Dardi CS&Com Piara Singh Executive CHQ/SEWA ,Com Vikas Gupta CS&Com Ajay Kaswan VP /AIGETOA,Com Mohamand Jamil CS/AIBSNLEA,Com CS Secretary Casual labour Punjab addressed the gathering.

Com Gurpreet Sing CP SNEA welcomed all the comrades, Circle office bearers of all Unions and Assns. and also addressed the meeting .

we extend sincere thanks to Ludhiana Comrades specially Com Gurpreet Singh ,Com Harinder Singh, ,Com Jasvir Singh Joint Secretary North and Com Balbir Singh All India president BSNLEU and all other Comrades of other union and Associations  for making beautiful arrangements  and making the event grand success.

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3rd PAY REVISION WITH            15% FITMENT

   HUMAN CHAIN ON                        23.11.2017

At BSNLHQ and Circle/SSA HQs. Make all out preparations. Activists working at other places to join the Human Chain at the Circle/SSA HQs

 

Total and Massive success in Yesterday’s One day Strike:

SNEA Punjab Circle congratulates one and all for the total and massive success of Yesterday Strike in Punjab Circle.The Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL led by the unions and associations of BSNL have created a new history and registered their combined and strongest protest. They have told the government and the BSNL Management in no uncertain terms that, they will not tolerate such hypocrisy when one set of BSNL managerial employees have got pay as per 7th pay commission and others which are absorbed employees are being deprived off. The success of this strike also indicates that more serious forms of struggles, including an indefinite strike, will become imminent. They have shown their determination to settle wage revision and pension revision, superannuation benefits and restoration of trade union rights. The fact that some unions and associations are not with the employees in tomorrow’s strike, has not created any hesitancy. A new zeal and enthusiasm are seen among the employees in fighting against the injustices, SNEA PB Circle congratulate all the DS/COB/CWC members and activists for making this strike a grand success.

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Forum of unions and Associations Punjab Circle served Spontaneous Joint notice for agitation dated 21.06.2017 at SSA and circle level against the allotment of illegal assets of BSNL to DOT by CGMT Punjab :

Dear Comrades recently Circle management allotted accommodation to  DOT-TERM cell ignoring all instructions presidential orders and instructions from CMD/Dir(HR) on the subject. The space earmarked to the term cell and CCA is already allotted to the concerned. The present building, which is being allotted to DOT/TERMs cell is the property of BSNL hence cannot be allotted to any department. So observe that the allotment is arbitrary, illegal  and  request cancellation of the same. We also observe that the management is also taking decision on HR issues without consulting / redressing the Association/unions concern.

The united forum of unions and Associations  requested CGMT Punjab Sh.MS Dhillon  to cancel the allotment orders otherwise forum will  be mpelled to organize massive lunch hour demonstration on 21-06-2017 at SSAs and Circle level which can be further intensify. We still hope that Management will take serious note of the matter and settle the same.All the district secretaries/office bearers and grass root level Executives are requested to hold Joint meetings of union to s and Associations  at SSA level to  make the agitation programme a grand success protect  the Assets of BSNL Punjab circle.

Comrades tomorrow ie 21-06-2017 our firebrand and beloved leader Com M S Adasul Dy GS SNEA alongwith Com Jasvir Singh Jt Secy North Com Balbir Singh CS BSNLEU will address Lunch hour gathering against Illegally giving away of BSNL land and buildings to TERM CELL against all rules and regulations Comrades your bread and butter is at stake join hands come together and strike down the sinister designs of management all the comrades of Chandigarh region are requested to join the Agitation in full strength in front of circle office

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CS SNEA Punjab served notice against the indifferent and Vindictive attitude of CGMT Punjab Circle towards representative Association of Executives in BSNL and illegal allotment of BSNL Assests located in Chandigarh to DOT by CGMT Punjab :

Com Amarjit  Singh CS SNEA Punjab served notice to CGMT Punjab Sh.MS Dhillon  against the repressive measures, vindictive actions against and indifferent attitude towards SNEA representative Association of Executives and Clandestine transfer of District Secretary SNEA RTTC Rajpura Branch    and illegal action of CGMT Punjab to allot buildings and plots to DOT term Cell and CCA Punjab which is clear Violation of presidential orders /directions from CMD BSNL .

The Association requested CGMT Punjab to cancel transfer orders of District Secretary RTTC Rajpura within 24 Hours otherwise immediate trade union action will be initiated against the indifferent and vindictive attitude of CGMT Punjab Circle .All the district secretaries/office bearers and grass root level Executives are requested to reach Chandigarh in mass on short notice to restore the prestige of Association and safeguard the Assets of BSNL Punjab Circle   <<<Click Here to View Copy of Notice>>>

DPC FOR PROMOTION To SDE (T) GRADE – FURNISHING OF FRESH VC under SCF and LDCE quota :

  •  BSNO CO has called for fresh VC in respect of the JTOs included in the All India Eligibility List circulated on 20.2.2015 under seniority cum fitness quota  << View letter>>
  •  BSNO CO has called for fresh VC in respect of the successful candidates of the LDCE for promotion to SDE(T) grade held on 21.6.2015 .  <<<View letter>>>

    All the district secretaries of SNEA Punjab Circle are requested to pursue with SSA Heads and send VC under both the quotas to to Circle office Chandigarh on immediate basis . 

 

 

Representatives of ALL UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS of  BSNL the  office bearers of unions and associations  Comprising of   Sh. Raj Kumar Circle President SNEA , Sh.Gurmeet Singh ACS SNEA,Sh. D.V. Kaushal ACS SNEA ,, Sh. Balbir Singh All India President BSNLEU, Sh. V.S. Brar president CHD SSA SNEA ,Com Dhillon DS BSNLEU Chandigarh  and large no of comrades participated in the march to Raj Bhavan Chandigarh and  submitted a Memorandum to Hon’able Governor of Punjab H. E. Sh. V. P. Singh Badnore protesting against the formation of BSNL’s Tower Subsidiary ompany by hiving off of BSNL’s 66,800 mobile towers. About 1.25 lakh mobile BTSs are installed on these Towers. The decision of the Union Cabinet that the Subsidiary Tower Company would function under the control of BSNL Management, has been violated, with the appointment of an IAS officer as the CMD of the Subsidiary Tower Company, even without the knowledge of the BSNL Board. The formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company is nothing but depriving BSNL of it’s tower assets. The existing mobile services and the future expansion plans of BSNL will be seriously affected by this decision. It is the considered opinion of the Unions and Associations of BSNL that, the formation of a Subsidiary Tower Company will be detrimental to BSNL. The Unions and Associations of BSNL are of the firm view that, formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company will ultimately culminate into it’s privatisation, through the route of strategic sale, and thereby ruining the future of BSNL. The entire employees and their Unions and Associations of BSNL vehemently oppose the formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company and request the Government to roll back the same. The employees and the Management are taking all out efforts for the revival of BSNL.  Whereas the Government is determined to ruin and destroyed the Govt Owened company which is providing seamless services upto the remotest areas of the country.

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The BSNL unions and associations have also conducted various agitational programme, such as demonstration Dharna, two days strike on 12th & 13th December, 2017, and March to Sanchar Bhawan on 23rd February, 2018. Rolling back the decision of the government to form the Subsidiary Tower Company is an important demand of all these struggles.

Before submitting the memorandum to the Hon’able Governer the  office bearers of unions and associations participated in the march   addressed the large gathering of employees in front of Punjab CGMT Office, Sec 34, Chandigarh.<<<<View Copy of Memorandum>>>>

 

As per decision taken by all  the Unions & Associations of BSNL(AUAB) one  Day Mass Dharna will be organized on 12.04.2018 and conduct Massive March to Governor’s residence on 19/4/2018 for demanding the rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company.

All the district secretaries ,office bearers  and all the members of SNEA Punjab Circle are requested to make the agitation programme a grand success in coordination with other unions and Associations . 

<<<<<Notification issued by AUAB to CMD for conducting massive DHARNA throughout the country on 12-04-18>>>>>

 

R Jio was allowed to destabilize and jeopardize Telecom market by the Govt. and the TRAI through never so far ever witnessed predatory pricing, pushing the Indian economy in to tailspin. With active and brazen faced support from the Govt. and the TRAI, R Jio was permitted to commit worst market manipulation to kill telecom sector. However, while   incumbent operators Airtel, Vodafone, Idea etc have been already bailed out by the govt. by extending them concessions to the tune of nearly 3 lakh crores by the govt., BSNL has been left high and dry by the Govt.

Even though BSNL could weather the storm, yet naked and blatant market manipulations of R Jio were of such a massive magnitude that revenues of BSNL too nosedived by nearly 6000 crores. Intense and prolonged struggle to expose and defeat market violations by R Jio and ensure a level playing and a very committed, unwavering and focussed approach by workers of BSNL to accelerate growth momentum is the need of the hour to bring the company back on the growth trajectory and thus save it from collapsing completely.

Never ever has Telecom sector in the Country witnessed the kind of turmoil and instability that it is experiencing now merely because R Jio, Telecom Company, patronized by the PM of the Country, was wilfully allowed to capture fertile telecom market in the country through unprecedented predatory pricing and worst market manipulations which the CEOs of both Airtel and Vodafone undoubtedly and unquestionably called as something that would never be allowed either in Europe or in US. CEOs of both these giant sized telecom companies have had no hesitation in publicly denouncing both the govt. as well as the market regulator (TRAI) in creating conditions of severe turbulence and havoc in the telecom market in India.

It is not that R Jio was allowed to jeopardize only telecom sector in the Country but the market manipulations that R Jio was blatantly permitted to indulge in through predatory pricing were so grave and of such magnitude that they had a cascading impact in crippling Indian Economy too in terms of adversely impacting the debt repaying capacity of Airtel, Vodafone, idea towards PSBs. It is estimated that these Companies owe staggering amount of about Rs 3 Lakh crores towards PSBs and they loudly, publicly and clearly conveyed to the govt., in no uncertain terms, that they would be totally unable to service these huge loans that they have taken from PSBs. This means clearly that public money of nearly 3 lakh crores in PSBs is likely to get converted into NPAs. This is the cost that the govt. has paid just to make it sure that R Jio captures growing telecom market in India under any situation and under any circumstances. Not only this, the ex-chequer has also been robbed of thousands and thousands of crores that it was to get from existing telecom service providers as licence fees, spectrum charges, dividends etc. because of incredible dip in the revenues, to the extent of nearly 40%, that these operators claim was inflicted on their revenues.

This is precisely and exactly what was forewarned by ex Secy/DOT, J .S, Deppak, in series of letters to presently handpicked Chairman/TRAI, R S Sharma, imploring upon him to immediately intervene and stop R Jio from indulging in predatory pricing of a very grave nature. Chairman/TRAI remained unmoved for very obvious reasons and when Ex Secy/DOT persisted with urging upon Chairman/TRAI to intervene and get blatant policy violations and stipulated guidelines of TRAI by R Jio immediately stopped, govt., in most brazen faced manner, unceremoniously removed when he was attending an international conference. Govt. was so keen to replace him that it did not even wait for him to return to Country and then shift him. In fact, he was asked to join somewhere in Geneva and assigned an insignificant position. And every bit of what he had predicted and warned about regarding complete destabilization of telecom sector and its inevitable and irreversible adverse impact on Indian Economy is coming just true.

However, private service operators, after publicly and unequivocally denouncing both the govt. as well as Chairman/TRAI for allowing R Jio to destabilize entire telecom market through unprecedented predatory pricing, and thereby incapacitating them from servicing their loans to the tune of nearly 3 lakh crores towards PSBs, got immediate response from the Govt. to bail them out. Govt. constituted an Inter ministerial Group (IMG) to address their so called  concerns of rapidly dwindling revenues (whether true or not) and their inability to service loans of PSBs to the tune of nearly 3 lakh crores. Within no time, IMG came out with series of recommendations that cost the exchequer another nearly 2.5 lakh crores. They enhanced the time frame for payment of spectrum charges (nearly 2 .5 lakh crores that service providers have to pay) from existing 10 years to 16 years, reduced licence fees and other levies from existing 7.5 % of AGR to 4.5%, reduced penal interest from existing 14% top 10%, besides extending other innumerable concessions at the cost of the ex chequer. These recommendations of IMG were approved in totality by Telecom Commission (because J S Deepak was not there), highest decision making body of Govt. in Telecom, and were finally approved by the Union Cabinet. It is estimated that the exchequer lost nearly 2.5 lakh crores (though the Union Cabinet has not intentionally quantified the loss that the exchequer would have to incur because of these concessions) by offering such massive concessions to the existing service providers to ensure that they stop denouncing the govt. and TRAI publicly and R Jio continues its journey by playing havoc with telecom sector.                         

Against the backdrop of all these potentially threatening market developments, orphaned BSNL, having no godfather like other service providers, was also adversely impacted, and, despite making best efforts to counter the impact it had on its revenues, its revenues in mobile segment were badly dented. BSNL, which was staging an incredibly remarkable comeback in the telecom sector and was closing in its losses like anything during the last two years by registering exponential growth, was badly hit by predatory and illegitimate predatory pricing. During the last two years, the company has reduced its losses by nearly eight thousand crores and was expected to be out of the red zone completely but for the predatory pricing of R jio.

During the last two to three years, concerted, splendid and sustained efforts of the employees and some very bold business decisions of the management, clubbed with right strategies, saw the Company registering rapid growth and overcoming losses in an incredible manner. When the Company was all set and marching towards overcoming the losses completely, its spectacular march was strangulated by R Jio through unfair and highly illegitimate market practices. And while the govt. gave immediate and huge relief to other service providers, it started publicly and shamelessly declaring that BSNL is one of the greatest loss making CPSEs, deliberately sidelining and concealing the fact that BSNL, unlike other service providers which have a market liability of about 3 lakh crores from PSBs and have been provided with financial succour to the tune of 2.5 lakh crores by the govt., has virtually no market liability and which continues to be its greatest strength. Govt. and the policy makers are deliberately concealing this huge strength of BSNL and projecting BSNL publicly in a very poor light. This is what the govt. is up to as far as BSNL is concerned.

And the claim of the govt. that BSNL has been awarded projects by the govt. to the tune of about Rs 25000 crores is yet another hoax and misleading the public since these projects are yet again a big liability on BSNL and no service provider is even remotely ready to execute these highly unviable projects. Through execution of these projects in remote and inaccessible areas, BSNL is yet again meeting social obligations of telecom policy of the govt. which private sector has never been interested in. But, despite complete non participation of private sector in meeting social obligations, successive govt.’s have been patronizing these vested interests at the cost of BSNL.   

Thus Comrades, we are undoubtedly passing through the most challenging and difficult time ever since formation of BSNL. The revenues of the Company are already reduced by over Rs 6000 crores due to the adverse impact of oredatory pricing by R Jio. This is the time when we have to go all out in exposing the diabolical designs of the Govt. to finish BSNL in order to ensure that R Jio captures Telecom market under any circumstances and at any cost to the Country by elaborately explaining in detail the ground realities to the MPs, regardless of political affiliations   political leaders, social activists and public at large. Time is high and ripe enough for each one of us to go in for massive country wide public campaigns and reach out to the public to expose ulterior designs of the govt. This is going to be extremely crucial part of our strategy and will surely yield positive results. Campaign has to be relentless and fearless.

At the same time, we have to yet again pull over our socks to rededicate and apply ourselves in an exemplary manner to single-mindedly focus on the growth of the Company, despite all the hurdles, and yet again demonstrate our capacity and strength to turn around the company despite all the odds and road blocks being put in our way by the Govt. it is time for us to rise to the occasion and yet again accelerate the growth momentum of the Company. Curtailing wasteful expenditure on Turnkey projects, AMC, foreign jaunts, electricity and fuel charges, etc etc. Have to be pondered over. And last but not the least is our strong and unwavering focus on considerably improving quality of services which is also going to be quite decisive in turning the tables around. And we have no other alternative but an intense and relentless struggle where we really do not look back and get ready tp pay any sacrifice.        

Formation of Tower Company – this sinister move of the govt. heralds the beginning of the end of our Beloved Company unless it is repulsed and reversed. Let us get fully ready to shed each drop of our blood in real terms to save the Company from total privatization through carefully calibrated and gradual disintegration.

“ That’s the standard technique of privatization; defund, make sure things don’t work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital- Noam Chomsky- leading American philosopher, linguist, political activist, cognitive scientist and social critic.

This is what precisely the govt is doing. Robbing BSNL of its huge potential assets ( towers) by not allowing their monetization, making sure things don’t work so that people get angry and finally fulfilling its ulterior objective of handing over this potential segment on a platter to the private sector through joint venture.

 Comrades, this is not going to stop here. In fact, it is surely the beginning of gradual disintegration of the Company and its eventual privatization. After selling towers to vested interests, next in line would be optical fibre, then land assets and so on and so forth till the entire Company is decimated. The writing on the wall is crystal clear, it is for us to understand what it really signifies and will lead to.

Comrades, things have reached a stage where we all have to be just ready to pay any price to force the govt. to reverse its diabolical design of disintegrating this Company and finally selling it to well known and identified vested interests. If we mean to preserve composite structure of the Company, then nothing, and nothing means just nothing, less than shedding each drop of our blood would be needed to defeat this devilish motive of the Govt and thus succeed accomplish this greatest challenge.