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  BSNL Pips Bharti Airtel in Subscriber Addition During June 2018: Trai

BSNL has been reporting new subscriber additions every month and the same continued in June 2018. The state-run telecom operator, which operates in 20 telecom circles has added 2.44 lakh new customers during the month, according to the data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai). In the process, BSNL has added more subscribers than the current leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel which has added a mere 10,689 subscribers during June this year. The telecom subscriber base in India reached 116.8 crore at the end of June, with Reliance Jio adding the highest number of new customers to its mobile network, according to the latest Trai monthly subscription data report.


Com.K.G.Jayaraj General Secretary has met Shri.S.K.Jain, DDG (Estt), Department of Telecom on 20-08-2018 and discussed the issue of immediate pension revision from 01-01-2017 with 15% fitment recommended by the 3rd PRC and approved by the government, delinking the wage revision in BSNL. 

The DDG stated that on our demand of pension revision without waiting for wage revision, necessary approval was sought from Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare. However DOP& PW has replied seeking certain clarifications which will be dealt with in due course.



The unprecedented heavy rains continue to play havoc in the flood situation in Kerala to its worst. 357 people have lost their lives up to the morning on 18h August, lakhs of people are shifted to relief camps, thousands are stranded and rescue operations are in full swing despite bad weather. Lakhs of people have lost everything as their houses are swept away in the floods. 27 dams were compelled to be opened which aggravated the flood situation and all the rivers are overflowing. Bridges, roads, electrical and telecom installations, rails etc are damaged and in some cases destroyed completely. So, life in Kerala has virtually come to a stand still as traffic through road, rail and air is stopped.

This is an unusual situation in the history of Kerala for the last 100 years. The government of Kerala is managing the situation most effectively with the support of the people, army, navy, air force, police, fire force and numerous non-government organisations. The huge financial burden of the devastating disaster cannot be borne with the government fund alone. The Chief Minister of Kerala has appealed to all for generous contributions to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. AIBDPA CHQ requests all the units to extend an helping hand to the people of Kerala at this period of distress by contributing, what ever little it may be, to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund directly to bank account ; State Bank Of India, City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram- account No.67319948232, IFSC : SBIN0070028 , with intimation to CHQ. Kerala Circle Branch has already taken the initiative to collect the relief fund and it is worth mentioning that Kannur District Branch donated Rs.1 lakh on 13-08-2018 and Kollam District Rs.50,000 on 15-08-2018.

So let us rush the donations; no time to lose.

Vellore District Branch has contributed Rs.20,000.

Alappuzha District Branch has donated Rs.1,00,000.

Thiruvananthapuram District handed over Rs.50,000 as first installment to the Chief Minister on 20-08-2018.

Com.S.C.Shrivastava, CHQ Vice President (MP) donated Rs.10,000 on 20-08-2018.


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Kerala Circle has decided to hold its 5th biennial conference at Kollam on 12-13, November, 2018. The Reception Committee for the successful conduct of the circle conference was formed on 08-08-2018 in a largely attended meeting. Com.L.Krishnakumari, Circle President presided over the meeting. Com.N.Guruprasad, Circle Secretary welcomed all and explained the significance of the conference. Com.M.Noushad MLA inaugurated the meeting. Coms.P.Rajendran Ex MP, C.Santhoshkumar, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU and a host of leaders addressed the meeting.

The Reception Committee was formed with  Com.Advt.V.Rajendra Babu, Kollam Mayor (Chairman), M.D.Rajan (Working Chairman, N.Sasidharan Nair (General Convenor) and P. Muraleemohan Das (Finance Secretary).


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Former Prime Minister, Shri.Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on 16-08-2018 at AIIMS, New Delhi. He was 93 and was ailing for some time long. He holds the distinction of the first non-Congress Prime Minister who completed the full term of five years. Atalji was a writer and orator known for his cordial relationship to all whom he acquainted with. 

AIBDPA pays respectful homage to Shri.A.B.Vajpayee  and conveys heartfelt condolences to the family of the departed leader.


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A largely attended womens’ convention was held at NGO Union Hall, Kannur on 16-08-2018 to form the District Womens’ Committee. Com.P.V.Unnikrishnan, Circle Patron and District President controlled the proceedings. Com.P.P.Divya, Vice President, District Panjayath inaugurated the convention. Coms.K.V.remadevi, K.Syamala, C.P.Sobhana, P.Manoharan, Raveendran Kodakkad, K.Mohanan, V.V.Presannakumari and K.R.R.Varma addressed the convention. Com.K.Kunhiraman, District Secretary welcomed and K.Rajan, Assistant Circle Secretary proposed vote of thanks.

Office bearers were elected unanimously to the District Womens’ Committee with Coms.P.M.Aleyamma (Chairman), P.M.Annamma and N.Pushpa (Vice Chairmen), P.Sarada (Convenor), V.N.Kalyanikutty and K.P.Sreelatha (Joint Convenors).  


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A genral body meeting of Krishnanagar branch was effectively held on 14-08-2018 under the presidentship of Com.Prabir Banerjee, Branch President. Delivering the inaugural address, Com.Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary dealt in detail on the huge responsibility of holding the 3rd triennial All India Conference at Kolkata and appealed all out co-operation of all for the successful conduct of the AIC. Other speakers were Coms.Bidhan Pramanik, Branch President, BSNLEU, Ashok Banerjee, District Secretary and Parimal Sarkar, Circle Organising Secretary.


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The meeting of the Reception Committee of the 3rd Triennial All India Conference was held at BSNLEU Kolkata Telephones Circle office on 13-08-2018. Coms. Supriya Mitra, Susanta Ghosh and D.Basu, Joint Working Chairmen were in the presidium. Inaugurating the meeting, Com.K.G.Jayaraj pointed out the significance of holding the conference at Kolkata at a crucial juncture and extended the gratitude to the three circle branches and CORTO for taking up the huge responsibility of holding the AIC at Kolkata. He also drew the attention of the Reception Committee, the basic amenities to be provided to the delegates for the successful conduct of the conference. Coms.Sanjib Banerjee and Pijush Chakraborty, Joint General Secretaries reported the arrangements already done with respect to the venue and accommodation. Coms.A.K.Bhattacharjee, CHQ President, Adhir Kr Sen, Treasurer, Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, West Bengal, Saibalsen Gupta, AGS, BSNLEU, Om Prakash Singh, Genral Secretary, BSNL Co-Ordination Committee, Arup Sarkar, Circle Secretary, BSNLCCWF also supplemented. The meeting also approved the proposals for various sub committees. After due consideration of all aspects, the Reception Committee in consultation with the General Secretary fixed the Delegate Fee to be Rs.1000, including CHQ Levy of Rs.200.




Utilizing the opportunity of General Secretary’s visit to Kolkata, Telecom Factory & Stores held its Circle Executive Committee Meeting at BSNLEU office, Telecom Factory, Alipore, Kolkata on 13-08-2018. Com.Sujit Mukharjee, Circle President controlled the proceedings. Addressing the CEC, Com.K.G.jayaraj, General Secretary explained the present position of pension revision and wage revision, BSNL MRS issues and protection of BSNL. The decisions of the Jalgaon Central Executive Committee meeting also reported and appealed to make the ensuing AIC at Kolkata a grand success. Coms. Om Prakash Singh, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU and General Secretary, BSNL Co-Ordination Committee and Adhir Kr Sen, Circle Secretary also addressed.