Communist Manifesto completes 172 years.

Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx with assistance of Friedrich Engels, has completed 172 years on 21st February 2020. It was originally published on 21st February 1848 as the manifesto of the Communist party as its title clearly mentions.
The Communist Manifesto has inspired many nations and people all these years. It is one of the books maximum copies published in many languages and sold, probably second only to Bible. It still inspires people to fight for a better world.

Hunger Strike on 24th February called by AUAB

CHQ had already given a call to join the twin programme of agitation, called by AUAB, Lunch hour Demonstration on 11-02-2020 and Hunger Strike on 24-02-2020. The first program was successfully conducted throughout the country with participation of pensioners also.

The second agitation, Hunger Strike is being held on 24-02-2020 and it has to made a resounding success for settlement of the following issues;

Immediate payment of salary for the months of December, 2019 & January, 2020, as well as prompt payment of salary every month.
Immediate clearance of the dues, already deducted from the salaries of employees.
Immediate launching of BSNL’s 4G service.
Immediate granting of sovereign guarantee for issuing of bonds by BSNL.
Immediate withdrawal of notices issued under FR 17 (A).
No whimsical transfer of employees, consequent to the implementation of VRS. (AIBDPA Website)

MARCH TO PARLIAMENT ON 3RD MARCH ON CONTRACT LABOUR ISSUES.

Secretariat meeting of BSNLCCWF held at BSNLEU, CHQ Union Office, Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Delhi on 11th February, 2020, and reviewed the preparation of March to Corporate Office programme scheduled to be held on 3rd March, 2020.
The Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLCCWF was held on 11.02.2020 at BSNLEU, CHQ Union Office, Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Delhi. Com. Animesh Mitra, Secretary General reported the present scenario of contractual and casual workers. He also explained ins and outs of the preparation of “March to CMD office” programme to be held on 3rd March, 2020. Thereafter, Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU has guided in details regarding 3rd March, 2020 programme. Com. Tapas Ghosh presided over the meeting. After threadbare discussion, the following decision will be decided.

(1) CHQ will be published the poster for the programme shortly and also put in the website. All Circle Secretaries/ District Secretaries are requested to collect the poster from website and publish your regional language.

(2) CHQ is trying to arrange the accommodation on 2nd March, 2020. All are requested to book the ticket to and fro immediately.

(3) Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS assured that BSNL Employees Union will also mobilise there members in this gathering to make the programme a grand success.

(4) BSNLCCWF will extend full support to the AUAB programme on 24th February, 2020 i.e. hunger strike at all GM/CGM offices. Circle Unions are requested to mobilise Casual and Contractual Laboures in the Hunger Strike porgramme of AUAB.

(BSNLCCWF Website)

Meet the M.P.s on Pension Revision of BSNL Pensioners.

Good response from all over India has received for the programme of meeting the M.P.s and submitting Memorandums on the issue of Pension Revision of BSNL Pensioners with effect from 01.01.2017 with 15% fitment.  More than 100 M.P.s have already been met by AIBDPA leaders and all M.P.s have assured to take up this genuine demand with the government. One M.P. has raised the issue in the floor of the Parliament in zero hour. A cabinet minister has written to the Finance minister on this issue. It is expected that other M.P.s will also take up the issue.

There are more M.P.s to be met. Those Circle / District secretaries of AIBDPA who are yet to meet the M.P.s are requested to meet them early and present the Memorandum.  Within the next two weeks at least the programme should be completed with intimation to General Secretary, AIBDPA, with copy of photos so that the same can be posted in FB, Whatsapp etc.

Suicide by BSNL employee due to non-payment of salary.

 

The entire BSNL fraternity is extremely sad to hear the tragic news of the suicide of Com. Ramesh Kumar Sondhiya, Asst. Telecom Technician, Jabalpur on 12th February. He was only 37 years old.  It is understood that he took the extreme step due to non-receipt of salary for the last two and half months and unable to cope up with the stress and financial difficulty. Already 8 BSNL contract workers have committed suicide due to non-receipt of wages for several months. Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

We demand the government and BSNL to immediately pay the salaries of the employees and the wages of the contract workers. The authorities are fully responsible for these tragic deaths.

 

 

DOT ISSUES ORDER ON PROVISIONAL PENSION TO VRS RETIREES AS DEMANDED BY AIBDPA.

DOT ISSUES ORDER ON PROVISIONAL PENSION TO VRS RETIREES AS DEMANDED BY AIBDPA.

SENSING THE HUGE DELAY IN PROCESSING THE PENSION CASES OF 78,569 VRS RETIREES , AIBDPA TOOK UP THE ISSUE WELL IN ADVANCE WITH DOT. COMS.V A N NAMBOODIRI, ADVISOR AND K G JAYARAJ, GENERAL SECRETARY HAD MET SHRI.P K SINHA, MEMBER (FINANCE) AND DDG(ACCOUNTS) ON 16-12-2019 .THEY CONVINCED THE PRACTICAL DIFFICULTY TO DRAW PENSION TO ALL THE VRS RETIREES AND DEMANDED PROVISIONAL PENSION. A DETAILED LETTER WAS ALSO GIVEN TO THIS EFFECT. BOTH OF THEM HAD RESPONDED VERY POSITIVELY AND HAD ASSURED NECESSARRY ACTION ON THE MATTER. TODAY ORDER HAS BEEN ISSUED TO PAY PROVISIONAL PENSION @ 50% OF LAST PAY + IDA. WE EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO THE MEMBER(FINANCE) AND DDG(ACCOUNTS) FOR CONCEDING THE GENUINE DEMAND. THIS WILL GIVE GREAT RELIEF TO THE VRS RETIREES WHO ARE YET TO GET TWO MONTHS SALARY OF DECEMBER,2019 AND JANUARY,2020 AND WERE COMPELLED TO RETIRE EMPTY HANDED. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL VRS RETIREES.

.ORDER ON PROVISIONAL PENSION.

AIBDPA DEMANDS TIMELY DISBURSEMENT OF PENSION TO THE VRS RETIREES.
Coms.V A N Namboodiri, Advisor and K G Jayaraj, General Secretary met Shri P K Sinha, Member (Finance) and Shri.Amitab Sinha, DDG (Accounts), Department of Telecommunications on 16th December,2019 and had a detailed discussion on processing of pension papers and timely disbursement of pension to all the VRS retirees, numbering 78,569. The delegation pointed out that our CCA offices are not equipped with the infrastructure and staff to deal with such a huge workload which unusual and unprecedented . We are aware that some of the CCAs are utilizing the services of a few retired officials as consultants. However the facts remains that determining the pension in each case requires scrutiny of relevant records and time consuming. It is absolutely impossible to complete the process within the stipulated time.

Therefore the delegation demanded that Provisional Pension be granted to those VRS retirees whose pension could not be determined at the stipulated time frame. Member (Finance) was very positive in his approach and agreed to consider the proposal favourably. He further stated that verification of service books is the main job in this regard and about 33,000 service books have already been verified in the respective CCAs and only Tamil Nadu and Telangana Circles are lagging behind. A high level committee of officers are constituted at DoT and the progress of work is being monitored regularly. The delegation appreciated the initiative and effective measures being undertaken.

The delegation also asked about the payments of ex-gratia to the VRS retirees and the Member (Finance) was hopeful of disbursement of the the ex-gratia in two installments, first in February and the second in June,2020.

Delhi Election Results

The results of Delhi Assembly elections will be declared tomorrow after counting the same. All post-poll reviews have given good majority to AAP led by Shri Kejriwal. But BJP top leaders are telling that they will win, when the votes are counted.

Reports have come in the newspapers that EVMs have been found being taken away by BJP workers. The % of votes were not announced even after one day of the polling. BJP leaders are very sure of winning. Delhi results are very crucial for BJP and no doubt, they will do any mischief to get elected.

Let us wait for the results.

 

Disinvestment of LIC – Selling National Assets.

The announcement in the Central budget that shares of LIC will be sold is an attack on the prime PSU in the country. LIC which was started in 1956 with Rs. 5 crore as capital is the biggest earning PSU in the country. It’s service are excellent and market share is above 70%.

The argument of the Centre that only loss making PSUs are being sold is exposed as utter lie. BPCL, LIC are very much profitable and giving handsome dividend to the government. The united forum of LIC employees as well as oil companies are on the struggle path against the government’s attack on the PSUs.

We extend our support and solidarity.

AIBDPA Calls for sustained agitation on pension issues

URGENT CIRCULAR
07-02-2020.
To
All CHQ office bearers Circle Secretaries and Affiliates.
Dear Comrade,
In most of the circles, the first two phases of the agitational programs,box
Signature campaign in the memorandum to the Prime Minister and meeting the Parliament Members are successfully completed and congratulate all the Comrades for their sincere efforts. It should be ensured that the memorandum with signatures be sent directly to the Prime Minister by post.
Those circles/ districts who have not yet started or completed this important task has to do it urgently.
It is significant that Shri.Rupin Bora, Rajya Sabha MP from Assam who is the President of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee has raised the issue of Pension Revision with 15% fitment in the upper house on 04-02-2020. Our Comrades have already met more than 100 MPs, including 4 ministers and the Lok Sabha Speaker and all responded positively.
HUNGER DHARNA AT CCA OFFICES ON 12-02-2020.
Please make necessary arrangements for conducting the Hunger Dharna before the CCA offices on 12-02-2020 with maximum participation of pensioners. Special efforts may be made to participate maximum number of VRS retirees.Also try to participate prominent leaders at Circle/ local level of trade unions and Pensioners Associations and address the Dharna.
JOIN THE AUAB AGITATIONS.
AUAB,in its meeting held on 06-02-2020 has decided two programs,
1. Lunch hour Demonstration on 11-02-2020.
2. Hunger Strike on 24-02-2020.
We have to join the program to make it a great success.
ISSUES OF VRS RETIREES.
CHQ is dealing the issues of the VRS retirees seriously with due importance. Our meeting with Member (Finance) on 16-12-2019 for grant of Provisional Pension is being considered favourably and order is expected shortly. The second issue discussed during the meeting , posting of retired staff at CCA offices for additional work due to mass VRS, also has been resolved.
Let us assure them that AIBDPA is committed to deal their issues effectively and they would be secure in AIBDPA, whatever may be the issues. Please do not hesitate to contact CHQ for any issue of the VRS retirees.
PARLIAMENT MARCH ON 12-03-2020.
The culmination of the agitational programs should give a strong message to the government. Therefore maximum participation from each Circle should be ensured.Holi falls on 10th March and without any hindrance to Holi celebration, our Comrades from North India could participate in the Parliament March on 12 th March.
Circle Secretaries have to urgently send the arrival/departure details of participants from the Circle to enable CHQ to arrange accommodation for those coming from distant circles. CHQ will provide accommodation for one day, either 11-12 or 12-13 March, as the case may be.
Comrades, please get in touch with the district Secretaries and motivate them for the successful implementation of the agitational programs.
Let us be proud to be part of the great organizational responsibility.
With warm greetings,

K G Jayaraj
General Secretary.

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THIRUVANANT

AIBDPA meet M.P.s on Pension Revision – 100 M.P.s already met

The Campaign of meeting the M.P.s for taking up the issue of Pension Revision with Government is getting fine response from the Circle, District and Branch units. It is reported that 100 M.P.s of various political parties have already been met, who have assured the AIBDPA representatives that they will take up the case with the government. One of the M.P.s Shri Rupin Bora from Assam, who is also the State Congress President, has raised the issue in the Parliament with the important points and demanded immediate Pension Revision for BSNL Pensioners. We expect many others also to take up the matter.

Next programme of agitation is Dharna in front of CCAs on 12th February. Make it a success with massive participation.