The central government is unjustifiably increasing the prices of petrol and diesel almost every day except during election time. The BJP which promised that the petrol prices will be brought down to Rs. 40/ had now increased it to more than Rs.100/.
Countrywide strong protest is the need of the time.
One and half years are over after the Central government declared programmes for revival of BSNL. Nothing is done except the retrenchment of about 80,000 employees through VRS. Since there is lack of staff to work, it is reported that the VRS retired officials are going to be engaged on contract basis. Interesting! What about 4G Spectrum? What about assistance for revival of BSNL/MTNL?
Modi Govt. is only interested in demolishing the PSUs and handing over them to the corporate giants like Ambani and Adani. Now the central government is proceeding to convert the Govt. Ordnance factories in to corporations with the intent of privatising it later.
Strong united resistance is required to fight this privatisation moves.
17th June 2021 is the 18th death anniversary of Comrade K.Adinarayana, veteran leader of the P and T Trade Union Movement. His date of Birth is 10th June 1928 and date of death 17-06-2003, both in the same week and month.
There have been many illustrious leaders of the Posts and Telegraphs Trade Union Movement in the past and present and will be some more in the future. But it is difficult to find another comrade like K. Adinarayana, who had come from the lowest strata and through sincerity, dedication and hard-work had reached the highest leadership both in the P and T and the of Central Government Employees’ movement.
His life has been a saga of struggle and sacrifice. Com.Adi, as he is affectionately called, was involved in mass movements from a very young age which resulted in his discontinuing formal education itself. He was jailed for three and half years during 1950-53 for participation in the great Telangana movement. He joined P and T Department in 1954 as ED. He retired in June 1986 as LSG clerk. From day one of joining the P and T he was in the thick of the movement. He was elected as the General Secretary of Postmen and Class IV Union in 1968 and continued till 1997. He was elected as Secretary General, NFPE in 1992 and vacated the position in 2001 due to ill health.
I had been fortunate to have the opportunity of working together with Com. Adi in the movement for many years, especially after I joined CHQ of All India Telecom Employees Union Class III New Delhi as its President in 1991 and later as its General Secretary from 1994. On all matters of importance I used to consult him and seek his advice. He was suffering from many ailments, but still used to be very active. His residence in the V.P.House was a centre for union leaders to go and discuss issues with him.
He was staying at his ancestral home in Hyderabad after leaving New Delhi. When the sad news of his death reached, along with Coms. C.C.Pillai, then SG NFPE, K.K.N.Kutty, Convener of Confederation and Des Raj Sharma, GS Postmen and Group D Employees, I also went to pay last respects to the departed leader. The body was taken for funeral after we reached there. Hundreds of CG employees, postal workers and others were there. We placed wreaths and paid our homage.
Homage to Com. Adi on his 93nd birth anniversary and 18th death anniversary, whose life was completely dedicated to the cause of the working class.
The Defence workers are on agitational path against the corporatisation of Ordnance Factories, which are producing defence equipment for the country. Corporatisation is the first step towards privatisation, as we have seen in some other corporations. We fully support the agitation of the defence workers for saving the Ordnance factories.
The central trade unions have decided to observe June 26 as ” Save Agriculture- Save Democracy Day” in support of the Farmers Struggle against the anti-farmer laws of Modi Government. The historic and heroic struggle has already passed 200 days and no effective efforts are being taken by the government for a reasonable settlement. It is in this context that the Central Trade Unions have jointly taken the decision for the solidarity action.
All our units are requested to extend full support and solidarity to this program.
The joint statement of the CTUs in this regard is reproduced below.
A very, very sad information has been conveyed by Com.R.P.Sharma, President, Central Govt Penioners’ Assn Rajasthan that wife, Smt. Krishna Vyas, son Mohan Krishna Vyas and daughter in law of Com. S.K. Vyas, legendary leader of CG employees, have passed away during the last month due to Covid at Jaipur. They were under treatment for Covid. The report is given below.”Com.It is to inform with heavy heart that the wife of veteran leader Com S K Vyas Smt Krishna Vyas after a brief illness & hospitalisation along with his eldest son Dr Mohan krishan & his wife have left this planet in one month period ie on 14,31May & on 13 June Smt krishna vyas due to Corona. The entire members of CGPA Rajasthan express it’s deepest & heartfelt condolences to the family members & dips it’s banner in honour of departed souls. President R P Sharma CGPA Rajasthan Jaipur.”All of us are shocked at the heavy tragedy that has fallen on the family of Com.S.K.Vyas. After passing away of S.K.Vyas, his son used to be in contact with our comrades. He was also a very nice personality like his father.We convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and comrades.
Com.Pusha Ranjan Das, veteran leader of BSNLEU and AIBDPA passed away at 12.00 today at his residence near Bhubaneswar. He was suffering from cancer for some time.
Com. P.R.Das was the unquestioned leader of BSNLEU in Odisha and its first Circle Secretary. He was the Circle Secretary of E.III and E. III ( N) earlier. Along with Coms. Dhupal, Sahdev Biswal and other leaders he built up a strong union in Odisha.
In All India Conferences and Central Working Committees, his speeches were well heard and appreciated. He was a fine orator.My comradeship with him continues for many decades. During the 1990, he stood with the progressive section and helped to strengthen it with his influence. I had the opportunity to visit his residence both at Bhubaneswar and Sambalpur. His death is a big loss to the telecom and pensioners movement. I spoke to his family and conveyed my heartfelt condolences.My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, comrades and friends!
COM.GOPALDAS, CIRCLE SECRETARY,NE-I BEREAVED. CHQ is regretted to inform that Com.Mirian Dakhar, wife of Com. Gopaldas, Circle Secretary, NE-I has passed away. She was ailing for sometime long and the end came in the form of cardiac arrest on 04-06-2021 at Shillong.
CHQ pays respectful Homages to Mrs.Mirian Dakhar and conveys heartfelt condolences to Com. Gopaldas, his family members and Comrades. (AIBDPA Website)
My heartfelt condolences to Com.Gopal Das and family. I spoke to him and tried to console him.