PENSION REVISION- MEETING WITH ADDITIONAL SECRETARY, DoT

PENSION REVISION- MEETING WITH ADDITIONAL SECRETARY, DoT
General Secretary, Com.K.G.Jayaraj met Shri.Anshu Prakash, the new Additional Secretary , Department of Telecommunications on 10-12-2018 and congratulated for assumption of charge and thanked him for taking a very positive and active role in the discussion held by the Hon’ble Minister of Communications with AUAB leaders on 03-12-2018.

General Secretary brought to his notice that now that the DoT has agreed to delink wage revision for pension revision, it should be revised from 01-01-2017 with 15% fitment, recommended by the 3rd PRC, as had been done at earlier occasion with effect from 01-01-2007. A detailed letter in this regard was also handed over to him. The Additional Secretary stated that it will be considered at the appropriate time and a meeting is proposed to be held with the AUAB leaders on next week.

NCCPA Dharna at Nagpur

At the call of NCCPA, on the 10 point charter of demands, the Vidharba Coordination Committee of CG Pensioners Associations, organized the Dharna in front of CGO complex at Nagpur. Comrade B.P. Petkar the General Secretary of the COC presided. Comrade K.Ragavendran the Deputy Secretary General NCCPA inaugurated. Many leaders with their members participated representing Defense, BSNL, Postal Accounts and other CG departments. Confederation, State Government and Public Sector leaders also addressed. Comrades Gurmeet Singh GS JCTUA; A.S.Dagde leader of State Govt employees & pensioners; Nilesh Nasare GS Vidharba Confederation COC; Dhandre GS Postal Audit & Accounts Pensioners Association and many other leaders addressed. Comrade Subash Pande CITU Secretary Amravati greeted and extended solidarity on behalf of central trade unions. Comrade N.D.Wakodiker leader of Zilla Parishad Pensioners too addressed.

Com.K.G.Bose remembered

The meeting of the Central Govt. Pensioners Association (CGPA) Kozhikode held today at KG Bose Bhawan  paid homage to the memory of Com. K.G.Bose, veteran leader of the CG Employees, and mentioned about the struggles and agitations led by him. Com. T.N.Nambiar, President CGPA presided. Coms. VAN Namboodiri, M.Balasubramanian, P.Kunhiraman, Balan Punnassery, Asokan, K.Sarojini. P.V.Chandrasekharan, P.C.Raghavan Nair, A.V.Viswanathan and other leaders addressed. The speakers mentioned about the close relationship of Com.KG Bose with Calicut.

Com.K.G.Bose, the Revolutionary – Red Salute on 44th Death Anniversary!

44 years are over after the departure of Comrade K.G.Bose from our midst. It was on 11th December 1974 that our beloved leader Com. K.G.Bose passed away in a London Hospital, at the comparatively young age of 53.

But the  contribution of Com. K.G.  to the P and T Trade union movement during that period is beyond description. Born on 7th July 1921, he entered the P and T Department as a clerk in the DET Office, Calcutta in 1941. From the date he joined till his death in 1974, he was completely merged in the union activities, leading and guiding thousands of committed workers all over the country. His role in the 1946 P and T Strike, in the formation of NFPTE in 1954, exposing the revisionist leadership and leading the workers on the correct line – all are well known to the P and T workers. Thousands of young comrades like me have been inspired by him and became active workers of the union.

Com.KG was a fighter, a revolutionary, a leader who mingled with the workers and understood their aspirations and capabilities and molded them in to dedicated and determined activists. He was elected as President of NFPTE in 1970 and led the movement on the correct line. He was elected to the Bengal Legislature and was a Member of the Pay Commission for the State Govt. Employees.

His last days were in a London hospital, where he was taken for treatment of dreaded cancer. Though expert treatment was given, he could not recover and passed away on 11th December 1974, leaving all of us is complete darkness.

A few words from his last letter to the comrades in India is reproduced below:” I want to survive and continue my uncompromising fight against all injustices,  and  in this fight  I am not alone, thousands and thousands of comrades are with me and they are the source of my inspiration.”… ” We can not be a party to any proposal which may be considered as surrender of the principled stand by the common workers”.

The own building of BSNL Employees Union in New Delhi is named “K.G.Bose Bhawan” in his memory. There are many such union offices all over the country which are named after him. His wife, Com. Parul Bose, herself a staunch union worker, also passed away a few years back. Com. Moni Bose, the veteran trade union leader and one of the First Patrons of the BSNL Employees Union, who passed away in 2010, was his younger brother.

Recently when I was searching some old papers at my home at Calicut, I got a few letters which have been sent by Com. KG and which I have kept safely as a memory of the great leader. I feel fortunate that I could meet and be a dedicated follower of Com.K.G.Bose.

Red Salute to Com. K.G.Bose, the Eternal Revolutionary!

AIC of BSNLEU at Mysuru from 17th to 20th December 2018

It has been intimated that the next All India Conference of BSNL Employees Union will be held at the historic and picturesque city of Mysuru in Karnataka State. All arrangements are being made by the reception Committee for the well conduct of the AIC. The Conference is expected to take important decisions.

Best Wishes to the Conference!

Indefinite Strike by BSNL employees starts 0n 3rd December 2018

The Indefinite Strike declared by the All Unions Associations of BSNL (AUAB) starts tomorrow, 3rd December 2018. The massive meetings held in State and District head quarters by the AUAB were participated by hundreds of workers who declared that they will fully implement the decision to strike. BSNL services are going to a stand still.

The consumers / people will be put in difficulties, but the workers can’t help, since it is a question of existence of the telecom PSU and its employees. The employees are meeting the press, the consumers and all  those connected with the services  requesting full support.

The panicky DOT and BSNL management had started some discussions, but due to their unjustified and rigid stand, the workers are left with no alternative other than strike.

This is a Do or Die Battle and the workers  are ready for the same.

We demand the government to immediately intervene and discuss and concede the demands of the workers, which are fully justified.

Central Trade Unions writes to Communications Minister supporting BSNL Strike

Dear Shri Manoj Sinha ji,
We, the undersigned Central Trade Unions, are aware that a notice of strike has been
served by all the Unions representing the employees and officers of BSNL all over the country. The proposed strike is to commence from 3.12.2018. (A copy is attached).
Thousands of workers (Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL) are retiring every month. Naturally, issues of their 3rd Pay Revision are still pending despite clear commitment given to them in that regard and that has created serious resentment among them. They are expecting at least 15 % enhancement/fitment in pay and payment of pension contribution by BSNL and revision of pension to BSNL retirees w.e.f. 01.01.2017, as made available to a number of public sector employees and
officers. Periodic pay revision is a right of the BSNL employees and officers and that right should not be denied to them more particularly when their dedicated services to BSNL made the company earn operating profit consistently at least since last four years despite difficult situation.

That timely payment to engaged contract/casual labourers is also a demand of prime
importance of theirs.
The employees also strongly feel that BSNL is not being provided a level playing field with the other service providers. Hence the demand for Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL is also being raised by the employees as per the proposals submitted by the BSNL Management.

We believe these demands are not only most reasonable, but even demonstrate their
commitment to BSNL.
We urge upon you to intervene and sort out the genuine demands of the employees through negotiations with the concerned unions and associations of the employees and officers to reach an amicable settlement and avoid any inconvenience to the public and the dedicated employees.

INTUC    AITUC    HMS     CITU     AIUTUC

TUCC     SEWA     AICCTU     LPF      UTUC

Observe December 6 as `Defend the Constitution and Secularism Day’ – Left Parties

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New Delhi, November 24: The Left parties – Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India, All India Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)-Liberation and Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) –have issued the following statement:

December 6, this year, marks the 26th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid. In the current situation, it is essential to observe this day in defence of secularism and democracy.

The RSS led outfits have begun a campaign to demand that the Central government pass a legislation/ordinance to facilitate the building of the Ram temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, bypassing the Supreme Court.

This campaign is designed to subserve the communal agenda of the Sangh Brigade and nullify the provisions relating to secularism in the Indian Constitution. The Left parties are strongly opposed to this effort to subvert the judicial verdict on the Ayodhya dispute. The Sangh Brigade cannot be allowed to subvert the Constitutional provisions in the name of `faith’.

The Left parties call upon all its units to mobilise to observe December 6, also Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s death anniversary, as `Defend the Constitution and Secularism Day’. All state units should work out programmes of holding joint demonstrations, dharnas and meetings.

AIBDPA Circle Executing Committee Meeting at Bengaluru

Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor inaugurated the Karnataka Circle Executive Committee Meeting held at PGM office Auditorium, Bengaluru on 22-11-2018. He explained the main issues of wage revision ,pension revision, 4G spectrum to BSNL, Medical issues and protection of BSNL and the importance of the struggles of AUAB including the proposed indefinite strike from 03-12-2018. He appealed that as before, the pensioners have to join the struggles and make the strike a resounding success. Com.Tatapati, Vice President controlled the proceedings. Com. Muddaiah, Circle Secretary welcomed and presented the report for the interim period since the last CEC which was adopted after discussion. Coms.C.K.Gundanna, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, H.V.Sudharshan, All India Organising Secretary, BSNLEU and G.G.Patil, AGS also addressed the meeting (Courtesy: AIBDPA Website)