Membership verification campaign meeting was held at Kota, Rajasthan in the afternoon of 6th May 2016 at the lawn of GM Office premises.About two hundred comrades were present. Com. Dheevar Lal Goswami Dist. President, BSNLEU presided. Com. Chandra Dev Yadav, Dt. Secretary welcomed. Coms. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron, Kamal Singh Gohil, Circle President, Vijay Singh CHQ Org. Secretary, Ashok Pareek, Circle Secretary, Raj Kishore, Dt. President, SNATTA and other leaders addressed. They explained the issues dealt with by BSNLEU, the favourable settlements and the demands which are yet to be achieved. As was the case last time, the workers assured that BSNLEU will win with good majority in Kota also.
As per the recommendations of a government committee which looked in to the matter, the Rajasthan Government has declared 7,759 villages in 22 districts, out of a total 33 districts, as scarcity hit. The main reason is the failure of the rabi crops. Immediate action is required to give maximum assistance to the affected people.
This is completely wrong and unconstitutional ! The recent orders of the Rajasthan government putting a condition that only people with VIII standard can contest for the Panchayat and with Matriculation for Zilla Parishads is completely wrong, unconstitutional and intended to keep away the marginalised people like SC/ST, Backward class, women etc.
Both the Congress and BJP Governments utterly failed to improve the literacy. And the BJP government is penalising the innocent people for the same.
This order should be immediately scrapped.
A meeting of the casual and contract workers engaged in BSNL was held at Jaipur on 25th April 2014. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, President BSNLCCWF, Vijay Singh, All India Organising Secretary, BSNLEU, Ashok Pareek, Circle Secretary BSNLEU and other leaders addressed. The issues of the casual and contract workers were explained in detail by Com. Namboodiri.
After detailed discussion, it was decided to organise BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation in Rajasthan Circle and Jaipur District. Com. Vijay Singh CHQ Org. secretary was entrusted with the task.
Rajasthan became the second state to scrap the FDI decision in multiple-brand retail taken by the former Congress government. Delhi state government of AAP has already scrapped the FDI in multiple retail, immediately after it took over the reins.
The Rajasthan Government has written to Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma in this matter.
Anand Sharma, immediately after the Kejriwal Govt. has decided to scrap FDI has stated that the state government can not alter a decision taken earlier allowing FDI. Now that two states have scrapped FDI, it will have to be seen what decision the UPA government takes.
Though majority of the parties had opposed 51% FDI in multiple brand retail, the UPA government managed to get it passed in the Parliament. Now two state governments viz. Delhi ruled by AAP and Rajasthan ruled by BJP have scrapped the decision of the former congress governments. It is sure that more states may follow suit as it is well known that the retail merchants are strongly opposed to FDI as it will adversely affect about 4 crore of families.
It is better for the Central government to allow the state governments to take their own decision.