As per the data released by the TRAI, BSNL is far ahead of Airtel, Vodafone and Idea, as far as the customer growth rate is concerned. In 2017, Airtel has added 24.26 million new mobile customers, and it’s growth rate is 9.13%. Vodafone has added 7.84 million new customers and it’s growth rate is 3.83%. Idea cellular has added 5.98 million new customers and it’s growth rate is 3.14%. Whereas, BSNL has added 11.13 million new customers and it’s growth rate is 11.50%. Reliance Jio has added 87.93 million new customers and it’s growth rate is a stunning 121.86%. It is a matter of pride for all of us that BSNL’s growth rate is far ahead of Airtel, Vodafone and Idea cellular. When all the private telecom companies are wilting under the pressure of Jio, it is only BSNL, which is putting up stiff challenge to it. Let us put in our entire energy to bring BSNL out of loss and make it India’s number one telecom company. CHQ requests all our functionaries to give maximum publicity to this news among the public, through our ongoing Street Corner Meetings.
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It is decided to hold the Central Executive Committee Meeting of All India BSNL DOT Pensioners Association at Jalgaon, Maharashtra on 30th & 31st July, 2018.
Venue- The venue for both CEC Meeting and accommodation is confirmed at the spacious Jain Agri Park, Jain Hills, Jalgaon-425001, Maharashtra.
Jalgaon is connected with Railways and is easily accessible from all parts of the country. Therefore all the CHQ office bearers and Circle Secretaries are requested to book the tickets for the to and fro journey immediately to ensure reservation and participation.
Comrades, other than CHQ office bearers and Circle Secretaries, who want to attend the CEC (open session) have to get the prior permission from both CHQ and Reception Committee. The Maharashtra Circle Branch is hosting the CEC and Com.R.N.Patil, Circle Secretary can be contacted at his mobile No. 094215 21311.
In the meeting held between the Management and the unions / associations yesterday the 9th May, 2018, on curtailment of wasteful expenditures, the following decisions are taken on the basis of the suggestions given by the Unions / Associations representatives:-
A state level committee will be formed to decide on –
- Closure /merger of all telephone exchanges with low DEL.
- Space audit to minimise utilisation of electricity.
- Electrical appliances of obsolete to be scrapped.
- Electricity bills can be analysed according to load factor in each exchange.
- Engine alternators.
Expenditure on vehicles:
- Agreement is made with OLA / UBER for administrative offices.
- Car pooling facility to be explored.
DGR security guard to be withdrawn by engaging watch and ward staff.
Another meeting will be conducted within 15 days based on the suggestions given by the Unions / Associations.
In the all union / association meeting, called on by the Management on 09-05-2018, to discuss the ways and means to curtail wasteful expenditures, severe protest was expressed by the representatives of various unions and associations, for the steps being taken by the Management to curtail the existing medical facilities of the serving and retired employees. They asked whether medical facilities being given to the serving and retired employees are wasteful expenditures? In the face of stiff opposition from the unions and associations, the Management Side assured that the existing medical facilities would not be curtailed. They also assured that the medical allowance with out vouchers for the retired employees, due from 1st April 2018, would be processed.
THE NEWLY ELECTED OFFICE BEARERS WITH COM.R.N. PATIL, CIRCLE SECRETARY.
The biennial District Conference of Kalyan, Maharashtra was held on 03-05-2018. Com.Gaikwad, District President controlled the proceedings. Com.R.N.Patil, Circle Secretary inaugurated the conference with an elaborate speech covering the important issues, including pension revision, BSNL MRS, Separate tower Company formation and the struggles being launched continuously. Coms. Baste, District Secretary, BSNLEU and other leaders addressed the conference.
Coms. V.N.Kashid, S.A.Soni and P.S.Tumkar were elected unanimously as President, District Secretary and Treasurer, respectively.
The 5th biennial Conference of KOLLAM district Branch slammed the central government’s decision to form a separate tower company with the ulterior motive of eliminating BSNL and demanded roll back of the decision. The conference was held at K.G.Bose Bhawan, Kollam on 05-05-2018 and inaugurated by Com.M.Noushad MLA with a powerful speech. Delivering the keynote address, Com.K.G.Jayaraj highlighted the issues of pension revision, BSNL MRS and other pending issues. Com.M.D.Rajan, District President presided over the conference. Coms.N.Guruprasad, Circle Secretary, N.C.Pillai, AGS,AIPRPA, V.Sasidharan, District Secretary, CGPA, C.Muraleedharan Pillai, District Secretary, BSNLEU, R.Aravindakshan Nair, CHQ Treasurer & Circle President, K.N.Jyothilakshmi, ACS,BSNLEU, L.Krishnakumari, Circle Vice President and A.Muraleedharan Nair, District Secretary,AIPRPA greeted the conference.
The biennial report and audited accounts presented by Coms.N.Sasidharan Nair, District Secretary and G.Sasidharan Pillai, Treasurer were adopted after discussion.
Office bearers were elected unanimously with Coms.M.D.Rajan (President), N.Sasidharan Nair (District Secretary) and P.Muraleemanohar Das (Treasurer)
Com.N.Sasidharan Nair welcomed one and all and Com.M.C.Thulaseedharan Pillai, ADS proposed the vote of thanks. There was good participation of pensioners including lady comrades.
According to the decision taken in the meeting of the Public Sector Trade Unions, held at Ernakulam on 08-04-2018, an All India Convention of the Public Sector Trade Unions will be held on 30th May 2018, at New Delhi. The venue of the convention is Ghalib Institute, near ITO Metro Station, New Delhi.
The convention is being conducted on the following issues:-
- Against privatisation.
- Demanding withdrawal of gazette notification on Fixed Term Employment.
- Demanding withdrawal of all restrictions and anti-worker preconditions on right to Collective Bargaining.
- Fair and satisfactory wage revision of CPSU workers.
A unique joint convention of BSNLEU, AIBDPA and CTTMU by Kolkata Telephones Circle Branches was held on 04-05-2018 at the CTO hall, Kolkata on the twin issues of Better Service to the customers and to make Kolkata Telephone Circle profitable. A presidium of Coms. Supriya Mitra, Pradip Dutta and Tapash Banerjee controlled the proceedings. Com. Sisir Roy, Circle Secretary moved the resolution on the subject. Supporting the resolution, Coms. Sanjib Banerjee, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, Arup Sarkar ( CTTMU), Subashis Mishra (AIBSNLEA) addressed. Shri.S.P.Tripathi, CGM, CTD also addressed and appreciated the efforts of the unions.
The convention decided to hold area level conventions within June, 2018.
The Call Attention Day called by BSNLEU was observed successfully throughout the country on 03-05-2018 by wearing badges and conducting lunch hour demonstration. As per the call of CHQ,AIBDPA pensioners also participated in the programme in good numbers. The demands included stop curtailment of medical facilities to the employees and retirees , stop proposed out sourcing of customer care centers and avoid wasteful expenditure. Hearty congratulations to all the participants.
Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary inaugurating at Alappuzha, Kerala.
Hubli, Karnataka- Com.G.G.Patil, AGS addressed.
A SECTION OF THE PARTICIPANTS AT CGMT OFFICE, MUMBAI- COM.R.N.PATIL, CIRCLE SECRETARY ADDRESSED.
TIRUNELVELI, TAMIL NADU.