Latest Updated on: 28.04.2016 21:08:59 PM
Election campaign meeting at Pathankot, a small SSA of Punjab Circle was conducted very effectively . More than 150 employees attended the meeting. The meeting was presided over by Com. Rameshwer Rana, District President. Com. Jagdish Chand Rai welcomed the participants and congratulated them for attending the meeting in large numbers. Com. Kapur Chand circle organising Secretary of SEWA BSNL and ADS BSNLEU addressed the meeting. SEWA Leaders Com. Bodh Raj, Lekh Raj and Kapur Chand openly supported BSNLEU they saíd that no member of SEWA will attend meetings organised by SEWA to support NFTE. Com.Balbir Singh President BSNLEU explained in details the issues of Non-Executives.PLI, Wage revision, pension and 78.2 IDA was also explained. Many apprehensions / queries of staff were replied in details. Com.Ashok Kumar organising Secretary Punjab game vote of thanks.
Election campaign meeting at Chandigarh the strongest basin of BSNLEU in Punjab
A huge election campaign meeting was held at Chandigarh on 28-04-2016. Chandigarh is a SSA which never conceded defeat since the first membership verification held in the month of September 2002. The margin of votes remained more than 400 in every membership verification. Com. Bhag Lal Kaoundal circle, President, presided over the meeting. More than 300 employees attended the meeting. Com. Balbir Singh ,President BSNLEU, R.L Moudgil, former AGS, Kamaljit Singh, ACS, Kamal Sharma, ACS , H.S Dhillon, DS, Chandigarh addressed the meeting. While addressing the meeting Com. Balbir Singh elaborately explained the issues pertaining to Non-Executives, present status of each & every issue and efforts made by BSNLEU to settle the issues. The role of NFTE in accepting two digits PLI and false allegation being levelled on leaders of BSNLEU on this issue were explained in details. The achievement of BSNLEU during the recognised period and its struggles conducted against the anti BSNL policies of the Government were also explained. Wage revision, pension, 78.2 IDA merger other important issues were also deliberated. Com. H.S Dhillon in his inspiring speech called upon the workers to vote for BSNLEU enmasse. He assured that all the efforts will be made to keep the NFTEs vote share in two digits only.
Bravo! Ludhiana comrades, keep it up!
BSNL Employees union Ludhiana is conducting continues branch level election campaign meetings in each corner of Ludhiana. A well attended meeting under the Presidentship of Com. Darshan Singh, District president at Bharat Nagar Telephone Exchange, was held on 27-04-2016. Com. Avtar Singh Jhande, District Secretary, Budh Singh, Circle Treasurer, Amarjit Chander, ADS, Rajiv Sharma, ADS, Parmjit Singh, Vice Presidents , S.P Singh, Naveen Gaurav Br. Secy., Amrik Singh, Br. Secy., Vijay Verma, Br. Secy. Addressed the meeting.
Ferozepur SNATTA, is campaigning vigorously in favour of BSNLEU. A special meeting of SNATTA, Faridkot, Bagha Purana, Kotkapura, Jaito, was held at Kotkapura on 27-04-2016. Com. M.S Bajwa, Distrcit President presided over the meeting. The meeting was addressed by Com. Surjan Chopra, central Coordinator and DS, SNATTA, Ferozepur, Tarsem Singh, DS, BSNLEU, Ferozepur. The participants resolved to support BSNLEU in the 7th Membership.
A well attended election campaign meeting was held at Nangal (Ropar) today. Com. Kamaljit Singh District President presided over the meeting. Com. Sarwan Kumar, District Secretary, welcomed all participants. Com. Bhag Lal, Circle President, elaborately explained the issues relating to Non-Executives . He clarified the apprehensions of staff on the issue of wage revision, pension and CDA rule -55. He assured the workers that they will get wage revision from 01-01-2017. He called upon the workers to vote for BSNLEU enmasse. Com. H.S Dhillon, DS Chandigarh while addressing the meeting exposed the NFTE for accepting two digit PLI. He told that this is not the first time that NFTE tried to humiliate the workers earlier NFTE demanded lessor pay scale than the other Unions demanded. He said that NFTE is fully responsible for the present situation as it accepted formation of BSNL in October, 2000. Com. Sanjiv Kumar District President SNATTA also addressed the meeting and assured full Support to BSNLEU. Com. Tarlochan Singh Org.Secretary punjab, Swaran Singh, ADS, Chandigarh also addressed the meeting.
Coverage of contract workers under EPF&MP Act , 1952 - regarding
Limited Internal Competitive Extermination (LICE) for the promotion to the cadre of JTO(T) under 35 % quota held on 02-06-2013 in Punjab Telecom Circle- declaration of supplementary result there of result
Provision of security to Telecom personnel / officers in connection with the conduct of 7th verification for election of majority representative union (S) of the non executive category.
Compassionate ground appointments (CGA) - Revision in weightage points
review of JTO(T) LICE held in the month of June 2013, as per guidelines issued by C.O vide No. 5-8/2013-DE(pt) dated 08-04-2016- CS write to CGMT, Punjab
BSNL Employees Union Ludhiana organised a grand function to pay tributes to Bharat Ratan Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary
BSNL Employees union Ludhiana paid rich tributes to Bharat Rattan Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary at Bharat Nagar Chowk Telephone Exchange building on 14-04-2016. Inspite of the holiday large number of employees including ladies attended the function. Com. Amarjit Chander, ADS, BSNLEU, conducted the proceedings of stage. Com. Balbir Singh President BSNLEU elaborately spoke on the view of Dr. Ambedkar. He said that he was a great thinker, social reformer, freedom, fighter and socialist who fought for the right of women, against untouchably, for secularism and socialism. The theory of Dr. Ambedkar is still relevant in India. He quoted the example of Kanhaiya kumar who was sent behind bars for his fight against injustice, socialism, secularism and against the policies of present Government. He called upon the masses to follow the teaching of Dr. Ambedkar so that a secular, socialist, classless and corruption free society is built. Shri Chanan Singh retired SST through light on the life and struggles of Dr. Ambedkar. Shri Hans Raj, Councillor ward No.24, a former employee of DOT also attended the function and expressed his views. Shri Vijay disawar an eminent scholar of Ambedkar studies spoke in details on life, struggles and views of Dr. Ambedkar. Shri devinder Singh vice Principal Govt. Sr. Secondary School Sangowal (Ludhiana) also took part in deliberations. Other prominent personalities who spoke on the occasion includes, Shri, G.S Batra Dy. GM, Sukhwinder Singh, DET(Dholewal), Wali Mohammed, AGM(Admn), Avtar Singh Jhande, DS, BSNLEU, S.P Singh honorary Secretary Society, Vijander Singh, Banarsi lal, DS, SEWA BSNL, Darshan Singh, district president BSNLEU. Shri Chaman Lal gave vote of thanks.
BSNL Employees Union and SNATTA organized a very impressive meeting at Hoshiarpur
A very impressive joint election campaign meeting was conducted at Hoshiarpur today. The meeting was presided over by Com. Avtar Singh, District President, Hoshiarpur. Com. Balbir Singh explained in detail the achievements made by BSNLEU in last three years. PLI, wage revision, perks, designation change, pension issue and present financial position of BSNL was explained to the workers in detail. Meager payment of PLI and role of NFTE was also explained. He also spoke on issue of CDA Rule 55 and assured the workers that BSNLEU will never allow the BSNL management to implement CDA Rule-55.
He told that NFTE has done nothing in Punjab Circle since it got recognition, where as BSNLEU Punjab has settled several issues of workers. He explained in detail the settlement of refund of Rs. 17, 91, 59,200 which was adjusted against outstanding dues payable by BSNL to CCA. This amount was adjusted from refund able payment of GPF. The issue of recoveries made at Patiala and Sangrur was also explained. CS assured that the recoveries will be stopped and recoveries already made will be got refunded. He also explained the efforts made by BSNLEU in case of Compassionate ground appointments due to which 28 candidates got jobs. He appealed to the workers to vote for BSNLEU enmasse.
Com. Amit Gupta, Circle Treasurer, SNATTA, while addressing the meeting severely criticized, NFTE for using name of SNATTA in the election campaign. He told the leaders who are supporting NFTE have already joined NFTE. They are few in numbers and majority of true soldiers of SNATTA are supporting BSNLEU. He appealed to the workers to honour the agreement made between SNATTA and BSNLEU. Com. Avtar Singh, Khuda, Organizing Secretary Punjab and Com. Balbir Singh District Secretary also addressed the meeting.
Com. R.L Moudgil, Former AGS, BSNLEU addressed Massive & enthusiastic election campaign meetings at Amritsar
Com.R.L Moudgil, former AGS, BSNL Employees Union, addressed massive meetings on 11&12 April, 2016 at Amritsar. The meetings were presided over by Com. S.S Bedi District President. The meeting organized at union office Albert Road was attended by more than 200 enthusiastic members. Lunch hour meeting at GMT office was also attended by large number of employees including lady comrades. The meeting held Taran Taran on 12 April was also well attended. Com. Moudgil, while addressing the meetings, explained in detail the achievement of BSNL Employees Union. PLI, wage revision, perks, designation change, pension issue and present financial position of BSNL were discussed in detail. Two digit payment of PLI and role of NFTE was also explained. He also spoke on issue of CDA Rule 55 and assured the workers that BSNLEU will not allow the implementation of this rule at any cost. Com. Iqbal Singh Dhillon ACS, Sarbjit Singh District Secretary, Sanjeev Kunar, Circle Org. secretary also addressed the meetings .Amritsar leaders ensured that they will make BSNLEU victorious in Amritsar.
Whirlwind Election Campaign Tour in Sangrur & Ferozepur SSAs by Circle secretary, Com. Balbir Singh, on 11&12 April, 2016.
Com. Balbir Singh, Circle Secretary, addressed series of meetings at Sangrur and Ferozepur Districts on 11&12 April, 2016. At Barnala (Sangrur) a very impressive meeting was held. The meeting was presided over by Com.Surinder Nandra, branch president. Com. Rameshwar Dass, Circle Org. Secretary, Ranjit Singh, District Secretary and Hari Om, Branch Secretary addressed the meeting. At Abohar the meeting was presided over by Com. Rimat kumar Branch President and addressed by Com. Hari Chand Branch Secretary. At Mukatsar Com. Deepanjay Kumar, Branch President, Presided over and Subhas Chander addressed. Kotkapura Palwinder Singh, Branch President presided over and Sudhama mishra addressed, At Faridkot Surinder Singh Sahota, Branch President presided over and Muni Lal Branch Secretary addressed. At Ferozepur SSA, Com. Budh Singh, Circle Treasurer, Makhan Singh, Bajwa, District President and Tarsem Singh, District Secretary accompanied the Circle secretary.
While addressing the meetings CS, explained in detail the achievement of BSNL Employees Union. PLI, wage revision, perks, designation change, pension issue and present financial position of BSNL were explained to the workers in detail. Meager payment of PLI and role of NFTE was also explained. He also spoke on issue of CDA Rule 55 and assured the workers that BSNLEU will never allow the BSNL management to implement CDA Rule-55. He also exposed the nexus of BSNL Management in NFTE. He cautioned the workers against the rumours being spearheaded by NFTE. He told that NFTE Punjab in its meeting at Jalandhar has claimed that SNATTA, Punjab has extended support to NFTE in Punjab, but the fact remains that SNATTA has made an agreement with BSNLEU to fight in the 7th membership verification jointly. SNATTA CHQ. has suspended Sarvjeet Singh, CS, SNATTA,Punjab for his anti SNATTA activities and Com. Pawan Kumar, Circle President has been authorized to deal with the membership verification issues. NFTEs claims are totally exposed now. He appealed to the workers of BSNLEU & SNATTA to vote for BSNLEU at serial No.9 on Mobile symbol, enmasse.
Joint meeting of BSNLEU & SNATTA held at Ropar on 09-04-2016 at BSNLEU office. Com. Balbir Singh Circle Secretary, Bhag lal Circle President, Jagdeep Singh, district secretary, SNATTA, Sarwan Kumar, district secretary, BSNLEU, Sandip Kumar, Distrcit president, SNATTA, Kamaljit Singh district president, BSNLEU, addressed the meeting. Both the union & Association resolved to make the BSNLEU victorious in the 7th membership verification.
Dear Comrades, Congratulation for holding very powerful dharna's Throughout Punjab, demanding minimum PLI of Rs. 7000-00 and rejecting meager payment of two digit PLI.
Massive & enthusiastic election campaign meeting held at Ludhiana today
BSNL Employees union Ludhiana conducted a huge election campaign meeting at Bharat Nagar Telephone Exchange building on 02-04-2016. The meeting was presided over by Com. Darshan Singh, President, BSNLEU Ludhiana. Com. Balbir Singh, all India President BSNLEU while addressing the gathering explained in details the achievement of BSNL Employees Union. PLI, wage revision, perks, designation change and present financial position of BSNL were discussed in detail. Meager payment of PLI and role of NFTE was also explained. He requested the workers to make the BSNLEU victorious with an increased margin. Com. R.L Moudgil, former AGS also addressed the meeting. He spoke on promises made by NFTE in the last membership verification. He told that tall promises were made by NFTE but they could not settle issue any issue as promised. Com. Avtar Singh Jhande District secretary, Shingara Singh ACS and Amarjit Chander ADS also addressed the meeting.
Very impressive election campaign meeting held at Batala (Pathankot SSA)
BSNL Employees union Pathankot organised a very impressive meeting at Batala on 01-04-2016. Com. Rameshwar Rana, District President presided over the meeting. Com. Balbir Singh, circle Secretary, elaborately explained the achievements of BSNL Employees union since the last three years. Pending issues and their status was also explained. He also criticised the management as well as NFTE for offering a paltry PLI in two digit i.e less than Rs. 100-00. He exposed the nexus of BSNL management and NFTE particularly its President in PLI issue. This insulting PLI payment was accepted by NFTE on 30th March 2016 in a huridly called meeting by the management. He appealed to the workers to vote for BSNLEU enmasse on 10th May, 2016. Com. Iqbal Singh Dhillon ACS explained in details the achievements of BSNLEU Punjab. Com. Jagdish Rai District Secretary also addressed the meeting.
Dear Comrades Congrats for holding protest demonstration across the Punjab demanding minimum PLI. Circle secretary participated in demonstration at Batala. While addressing the protesters he criticized the BSNL management for offering a meager payment of PLI in two digits only which means payment of PLI less than Rs. 100-00. He also exposed the nexus of management and NFTE for such a meagre payment of PLI. He demanded minimum payment of Rs. 7000-00.
Very enthusiastic election campaign meeting held at Jalandhar
BSNL Employees Union Jalandhar SSA, NTP and NTR, Jalandhar, Conducted a very impressive meeting at Master, Tara Singh, Nagar today. More than 150 members attended the meeting. Com. A.K Verma, District President presided over the meeting.A large number of lady comrades also attended the meeting. Com. Balbir Singh, Circle Secretary, explained in detail the achievements of BSNLEU since the last three year period of recognition. The pending issues their status and efforts made by BSNLEU were also explained. The achievements made by circle union in settling the most important issues were also explained. Com. Balwinder Singh, ACS, NTR, Com. H.S Dhaliwal, District secretary , BSNLEU Jalandhar also addressed the meeting. Com. Joginder Singh, DWC member, NFTE and Com. Dharamvir Singh a very active member of NFTE were welcomed and honoured by the Circle secretary on their joining to BSNLEU. Jalandhar Comrade ensured victory in the 7th membership verification. The Mood of the participant was very ensusiastic .Com. Palwinder Singh ,branch secretary, NTP gave vote of thanks.
BSNL Employees Union, Bathinda conducted a very impressive meeting of District Working Committee at Mansa today. A general body meeting was also conducted during lunch hours. Com. Hari chand , District President presided over the meetings. Com. Balbir Singh Circle Secretary explained the achievements of BSNLEU since the last three years and its struggles for the survival and revival of BSNL. The issues relating to Punjab particularly GPF advance, refund and stoppage of recoveries due to mistakenly granted increments were explained in details. He assured that BSNLEU will settle this issue of recoveries very soon. He requested the workers to vote for BSNLEU enmasse in the membership verification. Com. Manohar Lal, District Secretary while addressing the meeting ensured that Bathinda will register victory with a considerable margin in the 7th membership verification. He also told that during the month of January, 18 members of NFTE joined BSNLEU. Com. Parbodh Kumar, Circle Organising secretary gave vote of thanks.
Revolutionary tributes to Shaheed-E-Azam, Bhagat Singh Rajguru and Sukhdev on their 85th martyrdom day. Let us strive to fulfil the dreams of great martyrs of nation who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our country and fought for secular ,socialist, corruption free and classless society.
7th Membership Verification - Nomination of Assistant returning officer/ presiding office/ polling officer/ counting officer and group-D -regarding
Remembering Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev
Rich tributes were paid to Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on their 85th martyrdom day in a function organised by BSNL Employees union Chandigarh at Sector-34, Chandigarh. Com. Bhag Lal, Circle President, presided over the function. Shri J.S Sahota, GMTD, Chandigarh attended the function and paid tributes to martyrs. Com. R.L Moudgil, Former AGS and Circle President while paying tribute to martyrs said that these great heroes of nation laid down their lives for the freedom of our country. We should strive hard to fulfil their dreams of Secular, Socialist, classless and corruption free society. He called upon the youth of the country to come forward to defend unity, integrity and secular structure of the country. Com. H.S Dhillon, District Secretary, BSNLEU Chandigarh said that the successive Governments have ignored the great sacrifices made by these great heroes. A serious debate is going on in the country that who is patriot and who is not, but the masses of country are of firm opinion that Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev are true heroes of freedom movement. He further said that the Society cannot develop without socialist, secular and classless ideology. He called upon the workers to work hard to fulfil the dreams of martyrs, which will be true tribute to them.
Election Campaign Meeting at Ferozepur
BSNL Employees union Ferozepur SSA conducted a very impressive election campaign meeting at Moga today. Com. M.S Bajwa, District President, presided over the meeting. Circle Secretary Punjab Com. Balbir Singh, explained in details the achievements of BSNL Employees union at all India level as well as at Punjab level. The pending issues and their present status and efforts made by BSNLEU to settle these issues particularly discrepancies in NEPP were also explained. Com. Surjan Chopra, Central Coordinator and Org. Secy., SNATTA while addressing the meeting assured full support of SNATTA, Punjab. He said that their members will vote for BSNLEU in enmasse to make it victorious in Punjab. A leaflet explaining the achievements of BSNLEU Punjab in Hindi & Punjabi was also released. Com. Tarsem Singh, District secretary and Com. Sudama Mishra Asstt. District secretary also addressed the meeting.
BSNL Employees Union Ludhiana organized a Blood Donation Camp at Ludhiana SSA
BSNL Employees union observed 16th foundation day of BSNL Employees union by organizing volunteer blood donation camp on March 22nd 2016. Before start of the camp, union flag was hoisted by Com. Balbir Singh All India President BSNLEU. The camp was also inaugurated by him. While inaugurating the camp he told that it is matter of pride that BSNL Employees Union Punjab is organizing volunteer blood donation camp since the last ten years on this day. He congratulated the organizers for this noble cause. Com. Chander shekhar Sr. Vice President CITU while addressing the donors said that the blood cannot manufacture in any factory and is donated by the healthy and brave people. He told that the donated blood can save several lives. He also criticised successive Government for not providing health services to the poor masses of the country. He congratulated the organizers. Other who spoke on the occasion includes Com. Jasbir Singh Secretary SNEA (I) North Zone, Gurpreet Singh Circle President SNEA,Com. Avtar Singh Jhande District Secretary BSNLEU also addressed the donors. Prominent among the donors were Gurpreet Singh Circle President, SNEA, Uma Sood Organising Secretary BSNLEU, Shingara Singh Assistant Circle secretary. Leaders workers of BSNLEU,SNEA and large numbers of lady volunteers donated blood. 101 units of blood were donated during the camp.
views of celebrations of 16th birth anniversary of BSNL Employees Union at Jalandhar
7th membership verification campaign at Patiala
BSNL Employees union and Sanchar Nigam Association of TTAs conducted a very impressive meeting today at Patiala. Com. Balbir Singh Circle Secretary explained the achievements of BSNLEU since the last three years and its struggles for the survival and revival of BSNL. The issues relating to Punjab particularly GPF advance, refund and stoppage of recoveries due to mistakenly granted increments were explained in details. He assured that BSNLEU will settle this issue very soon. He requested the workers to vote for BSNLEU enmasse in the membership verification. Com. Pawan Kumar, circle President, SNATTA while addressing the meeting extended full support to BSNLEU. Com. Narinder Sharma, DS, BSNLEU, Navneet Singh, DS, SNATTA, Varinder Sharma, District President, BSNLEU, Com. Malkeet Singh, Org.Secy, and pardip Kumar, vice president, BSNLEU Punjab also addressed the meeting.
Gist of the Circle Council Meeting held yesterday
Letter form circle Management in response to trade union action notice served upon CGMT on 15-02-2016
Refund & stoppage of recoveries due to mistakenly granted increments. Finance wing writes to Administration to issue administrative orders to implement the Honourable Supreme Court decision
Campaign for 7th membership verification to elect the majority recognised union in BSNL kicked off from Sangrur today. The Sangrur SSA is a very small having 284 Non-Executives still more than 100 comrades attended the meeting. Com. Balbir Singh, Circle Secretary, explained the issues relating to staff in detail. He through light on the pending issues of staff and their present status. The issue of Change of designations, stagnation, PLI (Bonus), NEPP related issues, next wage revision etc. were explained in detail. The burning issues of Punjab circle like recovery of payments due to mistakenly granted increments and GPF advance issue were also explained in details. CS assured that the recoveries will be stopped very soon and payment of GPF will be ensured in time. He appraised the gathering about the efforts made by circle union on the issue of recoveries and how the union succeeded in getting reimbursement of Rs. 17, 91, 59,200 which was adjusted against the outstanding amount to be recovered from BSNL towards pension contribution by CCA Punjab. He called upon the workers to vote for BSNLEU enmasse. Com. Rameshwar Dass, Circle office bearer, Narinder Sharma, DS Patiala and Com. Ranjit Singh, DS, Sangrur also addressed the gathering. Sangrur leaders assured that they will register victory in Sangrur in the forthcoming membership verification.
Dear Comrade, It is matter of great happiness for all of us that BSNL Employees Union and SNATTA have decided to contest the forthcoming mebership verification unitedly. An agreement between Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Com. Anup Mukherjee,GS, SNATTA is signed. Congratulations !
Dear Comrades , Congratulations ! Our demand to allow Off-Net ( Calls On Other Operators mobiles) from GSM prepaid mobile connections provided to the Non-Executives to the extent of Rs. 50 per month is accepted.
Refund & stoppage of recoveries due to mistakenly granted increments in light of Hon’ble Supreme Court decision in SLP 11527 of 2014 dated 18-12-14. CS writes to Shri R.C Hooda , CGMT ,Punjab
Refund & stoppage of recoveries due to mistakenly granted increments in light of Hon’ble Supreme Court decision in SLP 11527 of 2014 dated 18-12-14. CS writes to MS Sheron sefali Gupta, CCA Punjab, Chandigarh.
Circle Secretary Com. Balbir Singh and District Secretary Circle Office union, Com. J.M jaidka met Shri S.K Bhardwaj GM (Admn) on 11-03-2016 and discussed the issue of recoveries due to mistakenly granted increments at Patiala & Sangrur districts. We demanded immediately Refund & stoppage of recoveries due to mistakenly granted increments in light of Hon’ble Supreme Court decision in SLP 11527 of 2014 dated 18-12-14 and DOP&T F. No. 18/03/2015-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 2nd March 2016. GM (Admn) assured to look in to the matter. The issue of non- implementation of decisions, taken in the circle council by field units was also discussed. We demanded that SSA heads should be called in the Circle Council meeting which is scheduled to be held on March 17, 2016, GM (Admn) accepted our demand and directed the DGM (Admn) to do the needful. We are happy that prompt action is taken and orders inviting SSA heads to attend the Circle Council meeting are issued.
We also met Shri Paras Ram GM (finance, Look After charge) and demanded similar action as requested to GM (Admn). He assured to take necessary action after going through the papers submitted by BSNLEU by Monday.
Circle Secretary Com. Balbir Singh and District Secretary Circle Office union, Com. J.M Jaidka met Shri Mandip Singh, Joint CCA on 11-03-2016 and discussed the issue of refund & stoppage of recoveries due to mistakenly granted increments in light of Hon’ble Supreme Court decision in SLP 11527 of 2014 dated 18-12-14 and DOP&T F. No. 18/03/2015-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 2nd March 2016. He assured to take immediate action in this regard.
Circle Management orders to SSA heads to attend the Circle Council meeting scheduled to be held on March7,2016
BSNL Employees Union Punjab circle was consistently pursing the case of refund & stoppage of recoveries made due to mistakenly granted increments, in light of judgement of Honourable Supreme Court in SLP No. 11527 of 2014 in case of “state of Punjab & Ots VS Rafiq Masih (White Washer) etc. BSNLEU Punjab took up the case with CGMT Punjab on 24-08-2015 demanding immediate stoppage & refund of recoveries. In response to our demand Circle management wrote a letter to CCA Punjab requesting going through the judgement and to adopt the similar procedure while finalizing the pension cases.
We, again met Shri Vinod Nijhawan, Deputy CCA, Punjab on 17-09-2015 and discussed the issue of recoveries, in the light of Honourable Supreme Court judgement and letter of CGMT. He told that orders from DOP&T are required in this regard. After a prolonged discussion he agreed to forward the case to DOP&T.
The issue was again discussed very seriously at BSNLEU Headquarters and same was taken up in the 33rd National Council meeting. General Secretary, also wrote a letter to Secretary DOT, Shri Rakesh Garg on 12-10-2015. We vigorously pursued the case and now Ministry of Personnel Grievances & pension Government of India / DOP&T has passed an order to implement the decision of Hon’ble Supreme Court vide F.No.18/03/2015-Estt. Dated at New Delhi the 2nd March, 2016. We will continuously to pursue the case until the recoveries already made are refunded and recoveries being recovered are stopped.
Order of DOP&T
BSNLEU Letter to CGMT
Letter form circle Management to CCA ,Punjab
Holding of 7th membership verification process through secret ballot for electing majority representative union of Non-Executive employees in BSNL. Finalization and supply of electoral rolls to the authorized representative of participating unions.
International women's day celebrated at Ludhiana in a grand Manner
International Women’s Day was observed at Bharat Nagar Chowk Exchange building, under the aegis of BSNL working women coordination committee Ludhiana. Smt. Sukhpreet kaur Convener coordination committee and Uma Sood presided over the function. Smt. Deepka and Sheela conducted the proceeding of the stage. More than 180 women employees attended the function. Dr. Harshinder Kaur eminent social worker and writer was the chief guest of the function. At the outset Dr. Harshinder kaur and Dr. Gurpal Singh were felicitated by the committee. Com. Balbir Singh national President, BSNL Employees congratulated the coordination committee for organizing the function on this auspicious day. He called upon the working women as well as the whole women fraternity to come forward for the cause of empowerment of Indian women.Dr. Harshinder kaur who is fighting against the foeticide, drug menace, and working for the upliftment of women in India. Sr. GMTD Ludhiana Shri Vinay Agarwal while expressing his view congratulated the coordination committee and greeted the function.
Dr. Harshinder kaur while delivering key note address expressed the need of empowerment of the women in India. She cited four main components for the empowerment of women. She said that share in means of production and inherited property can boost the empowerment of women as it will make the women financially independent and will decrease the dependency on others. Education is also main factor for the upliftment of women as it will make them eligible for employment. She also stressed upon the necessity for creation of more jobs. Another field which is very crucial for women is reservation in parliament, Rajya Sabha and other law making institution so that they can take part in law making. Compared to European, African and latin American countries Indian women share is very less. The women share in Parliament of India is merely 12% and In Rajya Sabha is 12.5 % where as the global share is 22%. In Canada reservation for women is 50%. The highest power sharing for women are in Rwanda it is 63.8 % in lower House and 38.5 in Upper House. She demanded that Indian government should immediately pass the 33% reservation bill in parliament for the woman which is already passed by the Rajya Sabha. He stressed upon the need of observing this day in true spirit and not as formality. She called upon the women fraternity to come forward for empowerment of women in India. Others who expressed their views includes Com. Jasbir Singh Secretary North zone (SNEA), Com Avtar Singh Jhande district secretary BSNLEU, S.P Singh Honorary Secretary BSNL Employees Cooperative society ,Ranjit kaur Charnjit kaur, Manjit kaur, Manju Bala, Rajvir kaur.
BSNL Group insurance policy -2014 for BSNL Employees who joined after 31-07-2014
The election of “The Ludhiana BSNL Employees Co-Operative Thrift & Credit Society Limited“
Land slide victory for the candidates, supported by the BSNL Employees Union.
Election to elect the 9 Directors of the society for the next five years was held on yesterday at Ludhiana. 611 out of 683 voters cast their votes. Out of 9 directors supported by the BSNL Employees Union 8 won the election with thumping majority. NFTE also supported the 6 candidates, but all 6 candidates lost miserably in the election. Their candidates got very less votes as compared to votes secured by the candidates supported by BSNLEU. Total 18 candidates were in the fray. One candidate supported by SNEA (I) managed to win the election, rest of three candidates were also defeated. Circle union congrats the winners of the election.
BSNLEU Punjab Circle was continuously pursuing the case of refund of GPF amount of ₹ 17, 91, 59,209/- which was due to be refunded by CCA Punjab. Due to consistent efforts of BSNL Employees Union the amount has been reimbursed to the Punjab circle. Payment of GPF expected very soon.
Notification for holding of Limited Internal Competitive Examination for the promotion to the grade of Junior Accounts Officer under 40% quota on 22=05-2016
JAO Recruitment Rules -1
JAO Recruitment Rules-2
Syllabus JAO Exam
Electoral rolls has been prepared in Punjab Circle for 7th o membership verification being held on May 10,2016. Total number voters in Punjab Circle is 5715 and number of polling booths are 59. District secretaries are requested to go through and ensure that the list is correct up to April 30,2016.
Letter from Circle Management to withdraw the proposed lunch hour demonstration on March 1st 2016
Regarding non-payment of GPF to the staff in Punjab Circle
Com. Balbir Singh, President/Circle Secretary BSNLEU Punjab, Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS and Com. S. Chellappa, AGS visited corporate office and enquired about allotment of funds to Punjab circle for payment of GPF. It was told to us that funds are not being allotted to Punjab Circle as the information regarding reimbursement of payment from CCA is awaited. We contacted Dy.G.M (Admn) as well as CAO (CA) on 29-02-2016 who informed that an amount of Rs. 17, 91, 59,209 is due to be reimbursed by CCA Punjab. It was also informed that an amount of Rs. 6, 76, 07,900-00 was adjusted by CCA on account of claims payable to DOT for the period from May 2013 to October 2014 towards pension contribution. On 26-02-2016, we contacted joint CCA Shri Vinod Nizawan and discussed the issue of reimbursement to BSNL ,but he was non committal and asked us to contact Smt. Sheron Shifali Gupta CCA Punjab.CCA was not available in her office due to visit of Shri Ravi Shanker Prasad Honorable Minister of Communications & IT. Keeping in view the seriousness of the issue and sentiments of the staff we served upon a trade union action notice on CGMT Punjab to hold lunch hour’s demonstrations across the Punjab on 26-02-2016. The Circle management came in action immediately and took up the matter with CCA Punjab. We also told the CCA that a powerful demonstration will be held in front of CCA office on 29-02-2016. Responding to our call CCA Punjab called for a meeting on 29-02-2016 in her chamber at 11 AM. Com. Balbir Singh CS, Bhag lal kaundal CP ,J.M Jaidka, DS Circle office and Tarsem Singh DS ferozepur represented the BSNLEU from the official side Smt. Sheron Shefali GUPTA, CCA and Dr. Mandeep Singh Joint CCA took part in discussions. We strongly pleaded that GPF is a hard earned savings of account holders hence cannot be adjusted against any outstanding amount recoverable from BSNL. At last we were able to convince her and she agreed to reimburse the amount payable to BSNL. She assured that amount will be refunded tomorrow. We met GM (Admn) and GM (Finance) also who endorsed our concern and the difficulties of staff due to non-payment of GPF and agreed to issue a reminder to the CCA for reimbursement of Rs. 17, 91, 59,209. Management assured that the payment of GPF will be made immediately after receipt of refund from CCA.In light of the above the proposed agitation on March 1st2016 is deferred.
Notification for holding of Circle Council meeting on March 17th 2016 issued by Circle Office
Dear Comrades, GPF funds are not allotted to Punjab Circle so far. As per the Corporate office instructions, a certificate that the claim of funds from Controller of Corporate Accounts are reimbursed and there is no due, is to be submitted to the Corporate office by circle office which is not submitted by Punjab Circle. It is learnt that CCA Punjab has adjusted an amount of Rs. 7,76,07,300 from the GPF reimbursement due to pending payment of pension contribution . Circle management has failed to submit the certificate as the Circle management could not settle the issue of Pension contribution with CCA Punjab. our staff is facing hardships due to non settlement this issue. So it has been decided to organise lunch hours demonstrations demanding release of GPF Funds at SSA level on 01-03-2016. District secretaries are requested to mobilise maximum workers for a powerful demonstration during lunch hours.notice for demonstration is issued.
calculation of vacancies under compassionate ground (CGA) quota for the period from 01-04-2015 to 31-03-2016
Violation of BSNL Co. orders for non transfer of Non-Executive to out station by GMT Amritsar - meeting with Chief Returning officers
Com. Balbir Singh, President/Circle Secretary BSNLEU Punjab, Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS and Com. S. Chellappa, AGS met Shri A.M Gupta Chief Returning Officer on 23-02-2016 and complained that GMT Amritsar has issued out station transfer orders of Non-Executive staff violating the orders of corporate office. Chief Returning Officer assured to look into. Meeting was also held with Shri Ram Shakal, Addition General Manager (SR) who issued instruction to GM (A) Punjab to look in to the matter. He also told GM (A) that if necessary he can give written instructions to GM, Amritsar to held in abeyance the orders after consultation with CGMT, if necessary.
Conduct of 7th membership verification process to elect majority union(S) - Appointment of Returning officers regarding
Highly successful extended Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNL Employees Union concluded at Ahmednagar (maharashtra)on 21 February, 2016.The extended CEC has called upon the Circle/district unions to conduct following programmes during the coming three months in grand manner.
1. International Women’s day on March, 8.
2. BSNLEU Foundation day on March 22nd.
3. 125th Birth Anniversary of Baba Sahib Ambedkar on April 14.
4 . International Workers Day – May 1st.
Com. Iqbal Singh Dhillon, ACS Will look after the charge of Circle secretary from 16-02-2016 to 29-02-2016
Illegal/ defective suspension of Shri Sarbjeet Singh Sr.T.O.A & District Secretary, BSNLEU, Amritsar.
Notice for trade union action served upon the CGMT ,Punjab
As per the Ludhiana CWC decision notice for trade union action served upon the CGMT ,Punjab on 15-02-2016. CWC members, District secretaries and branch Secretaries are requested to start preparations for agitation starting from second week of March 2016.
Framing of recruitment rules of TTA- 2014, Guidelines regarding
7th District Conference of BSNL Employees Union Pathankot concluded here today at Kabaar Union Dharmshala with slogan, mission of securing 50% + votes in the forthcoming 7th membership verification. More than 125 members including large number of ladies and direct recruited TTAs participated in the open session which was addressed by Com. Balbir Singh CS, Com. Iqbal Singh Dhillon ACS, Jagdish Chand Rai DS. Com. Balbir Singh explained in detail the pending issues of staff and present status of issues. He also explained the improving financial and market share of BSNL. He strongly criticised the statement made by CMD, BSML Shri Anupam Shrivastva, at Bangalore that there will be no wage revision which is due from January 1st 2017. He assured that BSNL Employees Union will start a serious struggle if the wage revision is denied. He called upon the workers to work hard to ensure victory in Pathankot. Com. Iqbal Singh Dhillon ACS briefed the procedure of conduct of the verification. He also briefed the achievements of BSNL at Circle and CHQ level. The report of trade union activities and accounts presented in the house was adopted unanimously. Comrade Rameshwer Rana, Jagdish Chand Rai and Balraj Singh were elected unanimously, as District President, District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively. Com. Kapoor Chand conducted the proceeding
District Working Committee of BSNL Employees union successfully conducted at Ludhiana today. Apart from DWC meeting a general body meeting was also called for which was attended by more than 150 members. The meeting concluded with slogan, mission securing 50% + votes in the forthcoming 7th membership verification. General body meeting was addressed by Com. Balbir Singh CS, Com. Shingara Singh ACS, Avtar Singh jhande DS Budh Singh Circle treasurer and Com. Amarjit Chander ADS. Com. Balbir Singh explained in detail the pending issues of staff and present status of issues. He also explained the improving financial and market share of BSNL. He strongly criticised the statement made by CMD, BSML Shri Anupam Shrivastva, at Bangalore that there will be no wage revision which is due from January 1st 2017. He assured that BSNL Employees Union will start a serious struggle if the wage revision is denied. He called upon the workers to work hard to for victory with more than 70+% in Ludhiana. Com. Avtar Singh Jhande briefed the procedure of conduct of the verification. He also briefed the achievements of BSNL at Circle and CHQ level. The meeting decided to start campaign for 7th membership verification from today itself
Orders for grant of four hours leave for practice to the sports persons
Relieving of staff transferred to other SSAs/ unit - case of Jalandhar SSA
Review and monitoring of implementation of reservation policy for SCs/STs in BSNL
Dependants of BSNL Employees who die due to accident while on duty will be offered direct recruitment as per his/her qualification
Launch of promotional schemes in Punjab Circle
rationalisation of SIM prices under pre-paid and post-paid services
regarding printing of Calenders & diaries for the year 2016
Highly successful District Working Committee meeting of BSNLEU Sangrur held today at Sangrur. The meeting was presided over by Com. Gurjant Singh District President. Com. Rameshwar Das, organising Secretary, Punjab, Com. Ranjit Singh District Secretary addressed the meeting, Com. Balbir Singh explained the pending issues of staff in details. Very lively deliberation took place to ensure victory in the 7th membership verification being held on May 10, 2016. As per present membership of BSNLEU in Sangrur, BSNLEU will definitely register victory this time. Circle Secretary gave tactical line, guidance to the leaders on the issues to be taken up in the membership verification. Sangrur Comrades ensured that no stone will be left unturned to ensure victory.
Implementation of EPF coverage for the pre-induction training period of BSNL recruited employees.
SSA wise number of pre-paid & post -paid mobile connection in Punjab Circle
Our long pending demand that MDF/Testing Landline numbers of telephone exchange should be made free for the prepaid service connections provided to line staff. Our demand is accepted and orders issued on February 02, 2016.
Circle office has called for report of items for discussion in the meeting of Circle Council
calling for nomination from outstanding sports for career progration for performance up the year 2014-15
Grant of special casual leave on request to members of CEC & District Secretaries of BSNLEU for attending extended CEC meeting from 19 th to 21st February, 2016 at Ahmeddnagar (Maharashra)
Holding of 7th membership verification for recognition of majority representative union(s) of Non-executives - calling of applications regarding
Holding of 7th membership verification for recognition of majority representative union(s) of Non-executives in BSNL - preparation of revised Elecoral Rolls regarding
Non transfer of Non Executive employees in BSNL till completion of 7th membership verification
Holding of 7th membership verification for recognition of majority representative union(s) of Non-executives in BSNL - Shri A.M Gupta ,GM (Restg & WS&I is appointed Chief Returning Officer
Circle working Committee meeting of BSNLEU, Punjab was successfully held at Ludhiana on 28-01-2016. 25 members took part in deliberations and contributed their valuable suggestion to strengthen the organisation in Punjab Circle. The staff issues and attitude of the Circle Management was seriously debated. CWC has decided to start continue struggle if the Amritsar issue and other issues are not settled by the Management. It was decided to start hectic campaign for the forthcoming membership verification. It was also decided to hold extended CWC meeting at Amritsar in the first week of March 2016.
Settlement of old medical claims, formation of special medical committee/houses at SSA level there of
As per the discussion held with G.M (Finance) Shri Mandeep Prakash on 19-01-2016 the circle Management has directed the SSA heads to settle the medical claim bills pending up to March 31st by February 29. For the settlement of old medical claim bills special medical claim committees/ houses can be conducted. All the District Secretaries are requested to ensure that special medical committees/ houses are formed in their District & old medical claims are settled by february 29,2016.
Spl Casual leave orders for CWC BSNLEUat Ludhiana on 28-01-2016
Happy Republic Day
Amendment in transfer policy of BSNL Employees
Grant of special casual leave to the CEC members & District Secretaries BSNLEU for attending Extended CEC meeting at Ahmadnagar (Maharashtra) from February 19 to 21 ,2016
Information regarding empanelled Hospitals called for by Circle Office
Com. Balbir Singh CS , Bal Lal Koundal President & J.M Jaidka met Shri R.C Hooda, CGMT, Punjab and discussed following issues.
Empanelment of Hospitals We told the management that reputed hospitals are not interested empanelment with BSNL due pendency of Bills and lesser rates og CGHS and the SSAs are not empanelment other Hospitals due to non availability of Income Tax Exemption certificate 17(2). We aslo apprised him the version of GM ( Finance ) that hospitals can be empanelled without Form 17(2) . CGMT assured to look in to the matter after discussion with GM (Finance)
Non Holding of Circle Council meeting
We told the management that circle council meeting is not being held since a long time. Circle Council Agenda was submitted on August 17,2015 but the management failed to conduct the meeting. CGMT assured to hold the meeting very soon.
Meeting with GM ( Finance)
Com. Balbir Singh Circle secretary & Com. J.M. Jaidka met Shri Mandeep prakash G.M (Finance) Yesterday and discussed the following issues.
1. Empanelment of Hospitals without Income Tax deduction certificate
We told GM (finance) that great difficulty is being experienced at SSA levels to empanel Hospitals without Income Tax exemption certificate. In some of the SSAs reputed Hospitals having this certificate have refused to empanel with BSNL due to huge pendency of bills and other Hospitals without this certificate cannot be empanelled. We also reminded him the decision of Circle Council in this regard. It was decided in the Circle Council that Hospitals without Income Tax exemption can be empanelled. GM( Finance) told that there is no such instruction which bans empanelment of Hospitals without certificate. He further told that if there is any problem in field units, same should be brought to his notice. He also told that in case of empanelment of Hospitals without Income Tax exemption income tax is to be paid by the employees.
2. Holding of “Medical Adalts”
We demanded holding of “Medical Adalts” in all the SSAs and Circle level to settle the long pending medical claim bills and to review the rejected indoor medical claim bills. GM(Finance) agreed to hold the same in the second week of February, most probably on second Saturday . Approval of the same will be taken from CGMT Punjab.
Notice for emergent Circle Working Committee meeting at Ludhiana on January 28,2016
Very sad news
It is informed with deep sorrow & grief that Com. Gurcharan Singh Chupki , Branch secretary , BSNLEU, Dugri ( Ludhiana) expired yesterday after battling for life for one month. He was admitted to DMC&H on December 16 and later shifted to Deepak Hospital where he breathed his last. Cremation will take place at his native village Chupki near Jassowal (Ludhiana) at 1200 hours today. Circle Union conveyes its heartfelt condolences to the aggrieved family and his friends.
163 new members joined BSNLEU Punjab in the month of January 2016. We welcome all the new members. Amritsar 14, Bathinda 18, Chandigarh 51, Circle office 14, Ludhiana 19, Jalandhar 4, Ferozepur 8, Hoshiarpur 4,Pathankot 9, Patiala 22.
Instruction regarding confirmation in respect of official appointed prior formation of BSNL or after formation of BSNL
Increase in Wire-less subscribers (HLR-GSM) for the month of December 2015
Clarification regarding Recruitment Rules for the grade of Junior Accounts Officers in BSNL
Time schedule for the conduct of 7th membership verification as purposed by the Management in the meeting held with registered unions on 11-01-2016 at corporate office.
1. Letter inviting applications 14-01-2016
2. Date of notification 18-02-2016
3. Date of withdrawal 22-02-2016
4. Date of polling 26-04-2016
5. Counting of votes 28-04-2016
6. Declaration of results 28-04-2016
Invitation to Unions/Associations on the occasion of launch of LTE(BSNL- 4 G) at Chandigarh on 13-01-2016
Sanchar Krida awards for outstanding sports persons in BSNL for the achievements during the year 2015
Limited Internal Competitive Examination for the promotion to the grade of JTO(T) under 50% quota for the vacancies up to 31-03-2016
Inordinate delay in settlement of Pension cases
On the initiative of BSNL Employees Union Ludhiana, a camp for sale of BSNL products and to popularize BSNL services was organized at Ludhiana on January 1st 2016 at Bharat Nagar chowk Ludhiana to start “Service With A Smile” programme. Before the start of the camp a get together programme was organized on the eve of “New Year” in which more than 300 employees participated .Sr. GMTD Ludhiana Shri Vinay Agarwal ,Com. Balbir Singh Circle Secretary BSNLEU, Jasvir Singh ,Secretary SNEA(I) North Zone and Shri Parveen Kumar AGM (Marketing) addressed the participants to motivate them. A target of sale of 11000 SIM cards was fixed for the month of January 2016. All constitutes of Forum were present on the occasion.