SILIGURI DISTRICT CONVENTION HELD.

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A special convention of Siliguri District branch was held on 09-09-2018 in connection with the ensuing All India Conference being held at Kolkata. Com.Bipul Chakraborty, District President presided over the convention. Com. Susanta Ghosh, CHQ Vice President inaugurated and Com.Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary delivered a special address. Com.R.K.Yadhav, District Secretary earlier welcomed all.

THIRUVANATHAPURAM DISTRICT WOMEN’S COMMITTEE FORMED.

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After Ernakulam and Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram also has formed a District Women’s Committee on 17-09-2018. The meeting held for this purpose at P&T House was inaugurated by noted social activist, Com.T.Radhamani. Com.K.Leelamma controlled the proceedings. Coms. P.V.Chandrasekharan, Patron, R.Muraleedharan Nair, Circle Vice President and Manasi Nair addressed.

A 15 member committee with Com.C.Sugandhi as Convenor was unanimously elected.

The 5th meeting of the Joint Committee on Wage Revision for the Non-Executives, was held today.

5th meeting of the Wage Revision Committee held today. Chairman of the Committee, Shri H.C. Pant, presided over. All the members of the Joint Committee are present in the meeting. Discussion took place on the new pay scales which were proposed by the Management Side in the last meeting. The Staff Side told the Management Side that, they have made detailed study of the new pay scales, with live cases, and that the pay scales are broadly acceptable to them. However they requested that they should be given a week’s time, to suggest changes to the pay scales if any, based on the live cases that may be received by the Staff Side. The Management Side agreed to this demand.  It was decided that the next meeting of the Joint Committee would be held on 28.09.2018. Thereafter, a meeting of the Staff Side was held. Discussions took place with regards to the other items to be discussed in the next meeting of the Joint Committee. It is decided that one more meeting of the Staff Side shall be held on 25.09.2018, to discuss about the future course of action.

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NEGATIVE STAND BY MANAGEMENT SIDE IN THE 4TH ROUND DISCUSSION ON WAGE REVISION.

The 4th meeting of the Joint Committee on wage revision of the Non-Executives took place today. Shri H.C. Pant, Chairman of the Joint Committee, presided over the meeting. All the members of the Staff Side were present. Surprisingly, the members of the Management Side started talking in a negative way, right form the beginning of the meeting. Members of the Management Side started telling that the DoT may not accept 15% fitment, and may agree for only 0% fitment or 5% fitment. To this, the entire Staff Side reacted and told that nothing short of 15% fitment would be accepted by them. In the last three meetings, the Staff Side leaders have already emphatically told the Management Side that, the gap between the minimum and maximum of the pay scales of the Non-Executives should be sufficiently long, so as to avoid stagnation to any one of the Non-Executives. However, in today’s meeting, the Management Side members started arguing that the gap between the minimum and the maximum should be kept as short as possible, so that the Management need not unnecessarily spend huge amount towards payment of pension contribution. The entire Staff Side opposed this view. The Staff Side opposed this vehemently and argued that, when the Management is prepared to pay huge amount as pension contribution for the Executives, why should they worry about the amount to be paid only in respect of the Non-Executives. The Staff Side strongly criticised the mindset of the Management Side, and told that they would be compelled to go to the workers and expose the double standards being adopted by the Management Side. Thereafter, Shri H.C. Pant, Chairman of the Joint Committee, intervened and assured that the interests of the Non-Executives would be protected in the wage revision. Further, he directed the GM(SR) to spell-out the proposals of the Management with regards to the new pay scales. The following are the new pay scales proposed in today’s meeting, by the Management Side

 

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MADHYA PRADESH CIRCLE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD SUCCESSFULLY.

 

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A successful Circle Executive Committee Meeting of Madhya Pradesh was held at Recreation Club Hall, CGMT office, Bhopal on 09-09-2018. Com.S.C.Shrivastava, CHQ Vice President and Circle President presided over the meeting. Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary inaugurated the meeting and explained the issues of 3rd PRC, wage revision, pension revision, protection of BSNL, the struggles being waged by AIBDPA, BSNLEU and AUAB, 3rd Triennial AIC at Kolkata. He also appealed to concentrate on strengthening the organisation by enrolling more pensioners and family pensioners.  Delivering the keynote address Com.Prakash Sharma, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU exposed the hollow promises of Modi government and negative approach towards the genuine issues of workers, farmers and the people at large which warranted the mammoth Parliament March on 5th September, 2018. Coms. N.T.Sajwani, General Secretary, NFTE-B, Jagdish Singh, CHQ Vice President, BSNLEU, B.S.Raghuvamsi, Circle President, BSNLEU and Uma Shankar Sharma, General Secretary, CWU addressed the open session.

In the subject session, Com.H.S.Thakur, Circle Secretary presented the report on activities and was adopted after  discussion. The meeting resolved to make the post card campaign a grand success and strengthening organisation in a systematic manner.

ERNAKULAM DISTRICT CONFERENCE HELD BEFITTINGLY.

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Com.M.Anilkumar, Joint Secretary, CITU inaugurated the 5th biennial District Conference of Ernakulam on 08-09-2018. Com.P.A.Kumaran, District President controlled the proceedings. Com.N.Guruprasad, Circle Secretary delivered the keynote address and explained the present position with regard to pension revision, wage revision and BSNLMRS. A host of leaders, including Coms.K.Mohanan, ACS,BSNLEU, O.C.Joy, DS, Confederation, Hassan Rawther, DS,CGPA, G.Gopinath, DS,AIPRPA and K.G.Jalaja, Convenor, Womens Committee addressed. Adv.S.Krishnamoorthy, Chairman ,Reception Committee welcomed the gathering and Com.N.P.Peter, District Secretary proposed vote of thanks.

A new set of office bearers were elected unanimously with Com.P.A.Kumaran (President), Com.N.P.Peter (District Secretary) and Com.M.K.Aravindakshan (Treasurer)

ODISHA CIRCLE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD AT BHUBANESWAR.

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The Circle Executive Committee Meeting of Odisha has been held successfully at Bhubaneswar on 07-09-2018. Com.A.C.Mohanti, Circle President was in the chair. Com.D.Basu, AGS  inaugurated the CEC with a detailed speech covering almost all the issues including 3rd PRC, Wage revision, pension revision and medical issues.Com.Sahdeb Biswal, Circle Secretary welcomed and placed the report and accounts. Shri.A.K.Roy, Dy CCA greeted the meeting and assured speedy settlement of pensioners issues. Com.S.R.Das, Circle Secretary , BSNLEU also addressed the meeting. District Secretaries and Circle Office bearers actively participated in the discussion and raised issues being faced by the pensioners.which was initiated by Com.A.Dhupal, Circle Patron.

It is enthusiastic and worth mentioning that 65 pensioners were enrolled as new members.

BSNL PENSION REVISION- MEETING WITH MEMBER (SERVICE) AND DDG (ESTT)

Coms.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor, K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary and G.B.Salakki, former CHQ Treasurer met Shri.S.K.Jain, DDG (Estt), DoT on 06-09-2018 and had a detailed discussion on BSNL pension revision. General Secretary informed the DDG on the feedback he got from DP P&PW when he met the Director and other officers on 30-08-2018. The delegation urged the DDG to forward the reply to the Pension Department and the DDG stated that it is being processed.

Thereafter, they met Shri.Ravi Kant, Member (Service) and apprised the position and requested his intervention in sending the reply to the Pension Department and early settlement of pension revision. The Member (Service) assured to do the needful.

KEONJHAR DISTRICT , ODISHA GENERALBODY MEETING HELD.

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Com.A.Swain, District President, BSNLEU presided over the general body meeting of Keonjhar District on 06-09-2018. Com. A.K.Mohanta, District Secretary presented the activity report. He appealed to strengthen AIBDPA by enrolling more pensioners and family pensioners. Com.A.Dhupal, Circle Patron delivered a special address.

19 new members were enrolled on the spot.