19th May 2018 is the 8th death anniversary of Com. Moni Bose, veteran leader of P and T employees and the first patron of BSNLEU. He left us on 19th May 2010.
Since his entry in the the P and T department in 1945, he has been fully engaged with the union activities along with his elder brother and historical figure Com. K.G.Bose. He was terminated in connection with the 1949 strike and was never taken back in service. But his life was fully dedicated to the service of the P and T workers and led the movement as Circle Secretary of E.III Union W.Bengal Circle. In 1991, he was elected as the General Secretary of E.III Union, defeating Com.O.P.Gupta, who has been the GS Of the union since its inception in 1954. Later he was elected as the President in 1994. Com. Moni fought for the correct policy and against revisionism.
I had been closely connected with Com. Moni Bose for more than four decades. After death of Com.K.G.Bose in 1974, the leadership of the progressive section in the union fell upon Com. Moni and he led the movement for years. We were elected All India President and General Secretary in the Bhopal Conference in 1991 and had a close relation in our fight for the right of the workers. Com. Moni returned to Calcutta in 1996 after vacating the post of All India President, but continued his activities there. He was appointed as a member in the Pay Commission appointed by W.Bengal government for the state employees. (Life history of Com. Moni Bose and his activities are narrated in the book ‘Great Leaders of P and T TU Movement’ authored by me).
Moni Bose Day is being observed all over India as per the call of BSNLEU by organisisng meetings, seminars, trade union class etc.
On his 8th death anniversary, we remember him and pay our respects. Red Salute to Com. Moni Bose.