B.S.N.L. EMPLOYEES UNION
WEST BENGAL TELECOM CIRCLE
249D, B.B. Ganguly Street, Kolkata-12



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CIRCLE SECY.:- COM. ANIMESH MITRA(9433009450).. PRESIDENT:- COM. PARIMAL SARKAR



BSNLEU W.B. CIRCLE UNION'S SLOGAN " WORK ON SEAT FIGHT ON STREET ' TO SAVE THE BSNL.
 


Important article.
Date: May 27, 2013:- PRIVATE TELCOS INCREASE MOBILE CALL RATES----VAN NAMBOODIRI

Date: July 17, 2013:- 100% FDI IN TELECOM----RISK TO NATIONAL SECURITY----VAN NAMBOODIRI

Date: August 07, 2013:- COAL WORKERS ON STRIKE AGAINST DISINVESTMENT---------- Courtesy: BUSINESS LINE

Date: November 07, 2013:- "The tearing urgency to improve work culture"------Article from TELECRUSADER.

Date January 08, 2014:- BSNL Crisis not due to wage increase but due to less Revenue-----VAN Namboodiri

Date January 09, 2014:- Transformation of BSNL-------experience of a Reporter

Date May 20, 2014:- Com Moni Bose, Veteran Leader of P & T movement--------VAN Namboodiri


TAKE ALL OUT EFFORT TO MAKE THE AIC OF BSNLEU, KOLKATA A HISTORIC ONE

UPDATED ON 17-09-2014 AT 1330 HRS.

District Conference of Kolkata District held successfully: The District Conference of BSNLEU Kolkata District was held on 13th & 14th September, 2014 at CTO TI Hall, Kolkata. After hoisting of Red flag of BSNLEU and garlanding of Martyrs Column, Com. Animesh Mitra, Dy. GS & CS of BSNLEU WB Circle inaugurated the conference. Com Mitra in his speech detailed the present situation of BSNL and its workers, the attack of the Central Govt. on BSNL, proposed BSNL-MTNL merger, M/S Deloittee Committee Recommendation, the ensuing programme of agitation including one day strike to settle the pending demands of the BSNL Employees etc. Com Biplab Das, Secy. BSNLCC WB also spoke on the occasion. Later the Draft Report and A/Cs. were tabled and the delegates discussed various aspects of the problems of BSNL service and the problems of the Employees attached to Kolkata SSA. After two days it was decided that Com Swapan Chand, Ramprasad Dutta and Joydeb Roy were reelected as President,  District Secretary & Treasurer for the next term.

UPDATED ON 16-09-2014 AT 1600 HRS.

Preparation for Circle Conference is going on in full swing: The 6th Circle Conference of BSNLEU WB Circle will be held from 09th to 11th October, 2014 at Krishnagar, Nadia. The Reception Committee is working hard to make the Circle Conference a grand success. The Conference will start sharp at 1030 Hrs. Com P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary BSNLEU will inaugurate the conference. The Open Session will be held on 10th October, 2014 where Com VAN Namboodiri, president BSNLEU will be present, the Women Convention will also be held on 10th October, 2014. The Reception Committee has published some salient features regarding the conference which is given here for the organizers at all level. The District Secretaries are requested to contact the Circle Union for number of Delegates/ Observers. < Click Here >

BSNLEU WB Circular No. 09

UPDATED ON 10-09-2014 AT 1230 HRS.

BSNLEU & BSNLCMU Leaders met the new CGM WBT: The Leaders of BSNLEU & BSNLCMU WB Circle met the new CGM WBT, Sri Kishore Kumar on 9th September, 2014. The delegation was lead by Com Animesh Mitra, CS BSNLEU WB and Com Tapas Kr. Ghosh, CS BSNLCMU WB. The leaders highlighted the issues like a) atrocities in BSNL Office/Exchanges by the disruptive forces, b) immediate payment of various claims pertain to Regular and Non regular employees, especially it was told to the new CGM that Salaries in r/o Non regulars should be arranged before 30th September, 2014 i.e. on the eve of Puja festival , c) the leaders also narrated the present problems of development of BSNL in brief. The CGMT WB gave a patient hearing and assured the leaders that the problems will looked into seriously. Before the meeting with CGMT the BSNLEU CGMT Office District has donated Rs. 50000/- for 7th AICof BSNLEU to Com Animesh Mitra, Jt. Secy. Reception Committee. <Click Here>  

UPDATED ON 09-09-2014 AT 1730 HRS.

District Conference of Asansol held successfully: The 7th Divisional Conference of BSNLEU Asansol Division held at Raniganj Telephone Exchange on 7th September, 2014. It was inaugurated by Com Animesh Mitra, CS BSNLEU WB Circle. In his elaborate speech Com Mitra described the situation prevailing in BSNL with special reference to derogatory M/S Delloittee Committee Recommendations, BSNL-MTNL proposed merger, staff unsettled issues like stagnation, pay loss etc. He also narrated the national scenario after the NDA Govt. came in the power. Later the Annual Report was placed by Com. Subrata Misra, DS, BSNLEU  Asansol District and the Accounts placed by Com. Ajit Layek, Asst Treasurer. The Conference was attended by 250 delegates. In fine, Com Biswanath Mondal, Subrata Misra & Ajit Layek were elected as President, Divisional Secretary and Treasurer respectively for the next term. < Click for Photos>

Convention of Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations held at Bankura with enthusiasm: A convention of the Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations held at Bankura. Unions and Associations e.g AIBSNLEA, SNEA, BSNLCMU, AIBDPA etc. participated in this convention. A good number of BSNL employees have attended the convention. Com. Animesh Mitra Convener of Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations of executives and Non-executives WB Circle in his speech elaborately narrated the present situation prevailing in BSNL and the role of the Central Govt. towards the BSNL and its employees. He also discussed the burning issues of BSNL like M/S Deloittee Committee Recommendation, introduction of ERP, merger of MTNL with BSNL and requested the employees to fight against these odds untimely. Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay spoke in this occasion on be half of BSNLEU, WB circle. Com S.K. Misra, leader AIBSNLEA, Com. Santosh Mondal, leader SNEA, Bakura also spoke in this convention. Com. Dilip Pal, Dist. Secy, BSNLEU, Bankura initiated the proceedings. Com Shyamapada Gourd presided over the convention. <Click here for Pics.>     

UPDATED ON 06-09-2014 AT 1230 HRS.

BSNLEU WB Circle Organizes Agitational Programme through out West Bengal: As decided in the CWC meting of BSNLEU, WB Circle held in the month of July, 2014 that the agitational programme will be taken at the grass root level for betterment of the Tele Service of BSNL, WB Circle.  It was also decided that the leadership from the Circle Union would be present in these programmes to interact with GMs/TDMs along with the District leadership. Accordingly, agitational/dharna programme was organized by different Districts Unions of BSNLEU of West Bengal Circle to make the administration to take necessary steps for betterment of the Tele Service of BSNL in their respective SSA. It was noticed by the Circle Union that much enthusiasm was created amongst the members in different districts in connection with these programmes. Kolkata, Krishnagar, Kharagpur, Asansol, Bankura & Berhampore District Unions organized such programmes where leaderships from Circle Union were present. Circle Union congratulates all the District Unions for organizing such programmes.  

DATED ON 03-09-2014 AT 1330 HRS.

Call of the CPSTU Convention Delhi---"Save PSU, Save the Country": Convention of Central Public Sector Trade Unions was held on 30th & 31st August, 2014 at New Delhi to discuss and decide the future course of action against the derogative attitude of the Central Government including disinvestment of shares, VRS-CRS Proposal etc. for the PSUS. Leaders of the 63 PSUs have participated in the convention. There were 140 odds representatives joined the programme out of which 33 spoke on the occasion. Com. A.K. Padmanabhan, President CITU inaugurated the convention. Com Tapan Sen, Secretary, CITU presided over the meeting. The Leaders of BSNLEU along with other leaders of the important PSUs  like SAIL, GAIL, ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, COAL etc. exchanged their views. Com P. Abhimanyu, GS BSNLEU, Com V. A. N. Namboodiri, President BSNLEU & BSNLCCWF & Com Animesh Mitra, Dy. GS BSNLEU spoke in this convention. The BSNLEU leaders mainly highlighted the attack of the Central Govt. on BSNL and its Employees including Non Regular (Casual/Contractual) Workers. It is decided in the Convention that an extensive "Signature Campaign" programme against the attack on PSUs will be conducted throughout the country, there will be a Central trade Union Convention on 15th September, 2014 on these issue and there also be a convention of Casual/ Contractual/ Thika mazdoors in the coming days. 

UPDATED ON 01-09-2014 AT 1130 HRS.

Let us fight against War: Fight against War is always an urgent task for the Trade Union Movement. It is known to everybody that today i. e. 01st September is observed throughout the world as "Anti Imperialist Day"/"Anti War Day"/ "World Peace Day". In the year 1939 Second World War-II was started in Europe on 1st September, which took few crores of life of all ages. Nowadays also the life of  the innocent people are being attacked by the imperialist force in different corners of the world. Today there will be a huge rally of thousands of people from "Ramlila Maidan" (Moulali) to "Deshbandhu Park" (Shyambazar) which will start at 2 P.M. from Moulali. BSNLEU WB Circle requests all of its members within Kolkata to join the rally, raise their voices together with others against the inhuman attitude of the imperialism and demand immediate seize fire in all the countries where lakhs of people are under attack.

Branch Conference of BSNLEU Basirhat Branch held successfully: The Branch Conference of BSNLEU Basirhat was held successfully  at Basirhat Telephone Exchange on 30th August, 2014. The Conference started at 1130 hrs with the hoisting of Red Flag and garlanding of Martyrs Column. The conference was inaugurated by Com Amitava Chattopadhyay, Treasurer, BSNLEU WB Circle. Com Chattopadhyay in his speech narrated the present situation of BSNL and the duties & responsibilities of the BSNL workers at the present situation. Sri Chattopadhyay also told the gathering regarding M/S Deloittee Comm. recommendation, introduction of ERP and the present political situation of West Bengal etc which creating hurdles to organise TU movements (especially to settle the demands of the employees and betterment of BSNL service)  in the state. Com Mintu Debnath, Org. Secy, BSNLEU WB Circle also exchanged his views. The leaders of BSNLCMU, NUBSNLW also spoke on the occasion. After threadbare discussion on the reports and A/Cs the house unanimously elected Com Sisir Ghosh as President, Com Niranjan Sarkar as Branch Secretary and Com Pankaj Kumar Roy as treasurer for the next term. Com Chiranjib Sen, Ashis Gupta, Tapan Adhikary also spoke in the conference. The BSNLEU Basirhat Branch has donated Rs. 11,000/- towards 7th AIC of BSNLEU Kolkata. Com Sisir Ghosh presided over the meeting. <Click for Photos>

 

UPDATED ON 29-08-2014 AT 1600 HRS.

Non acceptance of Non CTS DD/Cheque: The District Secretaries are hereby intimated that the State Bank Of India, B. B. Ganguly Street Branch (where the Circle Union use to deposit the DD/Cheques) has refused to take "Non CTS Demand Draft or Cheques" for encashment. Therefore to avoid inconvenience the District Secretaries are requested to be vigilant that Demand Drafts/Cheques which will be issued to the Circle Union for any purpose (including Membership Subscription) must be "CTS" in nature.

UPDATED ON 28-08-2014 AT 1730 HRS.

BSNLEU WB Circular No. 08. < Click Here>

Photos of the demonstration programme at Berhampore and District Conferences of BSNLEU Malda & Raiganj.

UPDATED ON 27-08-2014 AT 1700 HRS.

District Conferences of  BSNLEU Malda & Raiganj held successfully:

Malda District Conference of BSNLEU-----The Biennial District Conference of BSNLEU Malda District was held on 22nd August, 2014 at " Karmachari Bhawan", Malda. After hoisting of Red Flag of the Union and garlanding of martyrs column, the Conference was inaugurated by Comrade Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU WB. Com Mitra in his speech told the house regarding present situation of BSNL, the derogative attitude of the Central Govt. to destabilize BSNL, and the course of action taken by the BSNLEU against the attitude of the Authority at all India and at the State level. He also detailed regarding ensuing Circle Conference of BSNLEU WB at Krishnagar, AIC of BSNLEU, Kolkata and the role of the members including submission of donation thereof. Com Amitava Chattopadhyay, Treasurer, BSNLEU WB Circle also spoke on the occasion. The conference was also greeted by the leaders of 12th July Comm. and leaders of the other fraternal organisation. Altogether 70 odd members were present in the conference. The members discussed over the Draft Report and Accounts and later the house unanimously elected Com Parimal Sarkar, Com Ujjal Ghosh and Com S. Lal  as President, Dist. Secy. and Treasurer respectively for the next term. The Non regular workers and the Retired employees were also present in good numbers in the conference. Com Bhudeb Chatterjee and Parimal Sarkar presided over the conference.

BSNLEU Raiganj District Union------ The Biennial District Conference of BSNLEU & BSNLCMU Raiganj District was held on 23rd August, 2014 at the Telephone Exchange, Raiganj. After hoisting of Red Flag of the Union and garlanding of martyrs column, the Conference was inaugurated by Comrade Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU WB. Com Mitra in his speech told the house regarding the present situation of BSNL, the derogative attitude of the Central Govt. to destabilize BSNL (through M/S Deloittee Comm. Recomm., merger of BSNL-MTNL etc.) and the course of action taken by the BSNLEU against the attitude of the Authority at all India and at the State level. He also detailed regarding ensuing Circle Conference of BSNLEU WB at Krishnagar, AIC of BSNLEU, Kolkata and the role of the members including submission of donation thereof. Com Amitava Chattopadhyay, Treasurer, BSNLEU WB Circle, Com. Tarak Kundu, Acting Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU WB Circle  also spoke on the occasion. The conference was also greeted by the leaders of 12th July Comm., SNEA, NUBSNLW, AIBDPA and leaders of the other fraternal organisation. Altogether 70 odd members were present in the conference. The members discussed over the Draft Report and Accounts and later the house unanimously elected Com Ananda Gharai, Com Swarupjyoti Roy and Com Nirmal Kumar Roy as President, Dist. Secy. and Treasurer respectively for the next term. The Non regular workers and the Retired employees were also present in good numbers in the conference. Com Bhudeb Chatterjee and Parimal Sarkar presided over the conference.

UPDATED ON 26.08.2014 AT 1250 HRS.

Photos of Opening of Website for the 7th AIC << Click here>>

UPDATED ON 23.08.2014 AT 1245 HRS.

Website in connection with the 7th AIC of BSNLEU opened : Our veteran leader Com. Ananta Bhattacharjee clicked on to open a Website for the 7th AIC, Kolkata in a meeting of the Reception Committee held on 22.8.2014. Most of the joint conveners of different subcommittees along with the volunteers were present in the meeting. Joint Secretaries of the Reception Committee Com. Animesh Mitra & Com. Saibal Sengupta welcomed the members in the meeting on the eve of this historic moment. They also apprise the house the latest position of the preparation of the 7th AIC. Treasurer Com. Omprakash Singh informed the house the financial position of the Reception Committee. Both the Joint Secretaries and Treasurer appealed the members to donate generously and remit the same without any delay. Conveners of different subcommittees kept their views in connection with the AIC to make it a historic one. Com. Adhir Sen, Working Chairman of the Reception Committee presided over the meeting. IP Address : www.bsnleu.wix.com/seventhaic

Massive Demonstration Programme held at Berhampore & Krishnagar District : As decided by the Circle Union that the District Unions of BSNLEU, WB Circle will take programmee on the issue of development work for their respective SSAs. Accordingly Berhampore & Krisnagar District Unions of BSNLEU launched a massive day long Dharna programmee on 22nd August, 2014. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB along with Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Treasurer, BSNLEU, WB were present in the Dharna programme at Berhampore. In this occasion the District leaders along with Circle Secretary Com. Animesh Mitra and Treasurer Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay spoke on the occasion. Later a delegation team lead by Com. Animesh Mitra met the GM of Berhampore. They handed over a memorandum and demanded immediate solution of the same. In the other programmee at Krishnagar Com Debashis Khan, Organizing Secretary, BSNLEU, WB along with Com. Madhusudan Saha, Asstt. Treasurer BSNLEU, WB were present on behalf of the Circle Union. District leaders along with Com. Khan and Saha spoke before the gathering. Later a memorandum was submitted to the administration and it was decided that a suitable date will be fixed up for discussion of the issues raised by the District union.    

UPDATED ON 21.08.2014 AT 1300 HRS.

Non Regular Employees launched a massive agitation programme at Circle Office : A massive gathering of the non regular workers of WBT Circle took place at Circle Office on 20.08.2014 at the call of BSNLCMU, WB  for a day long agitation programme.The Demonstration Programme was organised on the issues like-i) Payment of wage onn a particular day of a month, ii) payment of arrear wage, iii) proper implementation of EPF and ESI scheme, iv) Grant of Financial assistance from Circle welfare Fund to the family of the deceased non regular worker, v) payment of gratuity to the non regular employees etc. When the programme was in full swing - slogans was shouted by the agitating workers demanding their just demands some disruptive forces of the Circle office tried to disrupt the programme with the help of the Police forces. But our comrades kept themselves cool and did not fall in the trap of the provocation by the lumpens.  In the programme Com. Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secy. BSNLCMU, WB Circle, Com. Tarak Kundu, Acting Circle Secy, BSNLCMU, WB Circle, Com. Akhilesh Banerjee, Leader BSNLCMU, Com. Santosh Goswami, Leader, BSNLCMU, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Leader, BSNLEU, Com. Samir Nandi, Leader, BSNLEU addressed the gathering  at a time in a row. later a delegation lead by Com Animesh Mitra & Taspash Ghosh met the GM (HR-Admn) and expressed their strong resentment against the attitude of the Authority. In fine, Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB Circle intimated the mass that the CGM will meet the leaders immediately after his return to Kolkata from the HOCC meeting at Corporate Office, New Delhi. At last the programme was ended with determination to fight unitedly in future. <Click for Photos>

UPDATED ON 20-08-2014 AT 1230 HRS.

Massive gathering at the call of BSNLEU Kolkata SSA: A massive demonstration programme was organised by the BSNLEU Kolkata SSA District on 19th August, 2014 at GM Kolkata, CTO building in demand of the betterment of BSNL service. More than hundreds of employees from different parts of Kolkata SSA have gathered in this programme. Com Ramprasad Dutta, DS Kolkata initiated the demonstration along with other Dist/Br. Secretaries. Com Debasis Khan, Mintu Debnath, Amitava Chattopadhyay spoke on behalf of the Circle Union. Com Animesh Mitra, Dy. GS BSNLEU narrated in detail about the attack on BSNL and its workers at the present juncture. Com Mitra reminded the gathering regarding the need of the day to fight the evil forces unitedly. Com  S.P. Pande, Prabir Chatterjee, Samir Nandy and Banani Chattopadhyay were also present in the demonstration programme on behalf of the Circle Union Com Sisir Ghosh presided over the meeting. Later a delegation lead by Com Animesh Mitra met GM Kolkata and discussed various issues pertain to development of BSNL service of Kolkata SSA. <Click for Photos>

UPDATED ON 19-08-2014 AT 1200 HRS.

The 14th Foundation Day of BSNLEU WB Circle observed: The 14th Foundation Day of BSNLEU WB Circle was observed amidst lot of enthusiasm and determination amongst the members of BSNLEU WB on 18-08-2014 at CTO TI Hall, Kolkata. The programme started with hoisting of Red Flag by the vice president Com S.P. Pande and garlanding of martyrs column by Com Animesh Mitra, the District secretaries in and around Kolkata and other leaders including BSNLCMU & AIBDPA WB Circle. At the beginning the Zonal Convenor Com Anindya Kumar Sarkar initiated the proceedings. Later Com Animesh Mitra, Dy. GS BSNLEU spoke on the issue of  "The Crisis of the PSUs at the present situation" especially in BSNL. Com Mitra in his speech elaborately described the attack of Central Govt. on BSNL, recommendation of M/S Deloittee committee, BSNL-MTNL merger, question raised by the MPS at the parliament regarding BSNL, new Bonus formula given by the management and the attack of the disruptive forces in various Offices/Exchanges of BSNL WBT Circle. He also requested to consolidate our unity to fight against the odds. Com S. P. Pande & Prabir Chatterjee were in the presidium. <Click for Pics>

UPDATED ON 16-08-2014 AT 1300 HRS.

Observance of 14th Foundation Day of BSNLEU WB Circle: The 14th Foundation Day of the BSNLEU West Bengal Circle will be observed at CTO TI Hall Kolkata on 18th August, 2014 at 0200 P.M.. The Circle Union has decided to observe the day with a seminar--"The Crisis of the PSUs at the present situation". Com Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU WB will be the main speaker, and there will be a  cultural programme on the day. The District Secretaries in and around Kolkata are requested to join the programme with maximum number of employees at CTO TI Hall at 0200P.M sharp.

Asansol District Union hold powerful Demonstration Programme: The BSNLEU Asansol District Union hold a massive demonstration programme at GM office on 14th August, 2014, demanding "Betterment of BSNL service for the Subscribers and settlement of Long pending issues of the Employees". Com Manik Das and Com Amitava Chattopadhyay were present in the Demonstration Programme on behalf of the Circle Union. Com Subrata Mishra, District secretary, Asansol District initiated the programme, narrating the 30 points charter of demands. Com Manik Das and Amitava Chattopadhyay also spoke on the occasion. Later a delegation from the District Union along with the Circle Office Bearers met the Sr. GM Asansol SSA and handed over a memorandum, demanding immediate settlement of the same. More than 100 employees were present in the Demonstration programme. Com Biswanath Mondal presided over the meeting. The presence of women employees were remarkable. <Click here>    

UPDATED ON 13-08-2014 AT 1715 HRS.

Demonstration Programme before GM/TDM started from Bankura SSA: The CWC meeting of BSNLEU WB Circle,  held at Kolkata on 12th & 13th July,2014 had decided to organise "Demonstration Programme" at GM/TDM level during the month of August 2014 throughout the WBT Circle regarding betterment of BSNL service and settlement of Long pending demands of the employees (both Regular and Non regular). As per the decision of the CWC Kolkata, the BSNLEU Bankura District organised the programme today at the GM Office Bankura where Com  Asis Das & Shyamapada Gord, both the Asst. Circle Secretaries were present along with Com Dilip Pal, District Secy. Bankura and other leaders of Bankura District . A good number of workers have joined the programme. The discussion with the GM Bankura has started at 0500 P.M. 

Demonstration Programme against M/S Deloittee Recommendation organised successfully: At the call of the Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations, the Dists/Br. Unions attached to BSNLEU WB Circle organised the Demonstration Programme effectively in the Dists like CTO, TCO, CGMT-O, Kharagpur, Burdwan and in many other places, so far the news came to the Circle Unions. In most of the places the leaders have elaborately narrated the different points of the Deloittee recommendation and requested the workers to prepare themselves for greater Trade Union actuion in the coming days. It is also reported that in some places, the BSNLEU leaders have jointly observed the day with executive and non executive unions. <<Click here>>    

UPDATED ON 12-08-2014 AT 1430 HRS.

BSNLEU Suri District organised successful Trade Union Class at Bolpur. << Report & Photos>>

Organise Demonstration programme against the recommendation of M/S Deloittee: As per the decision of the Forum of Unions & Associations of BSNL the BSNLEU WB Circle requests all Dist./Br. Secretaries to organise "Demonstration Programme" at every work spot on 12th August, 2014 against the derogative proposals of M/S Deloittee. As the programme is called by the Forum, therefore the District/Branch leaders are also requested to make contact with other Unions/Associations of Executives & Non Executives and ask them to join the programme. A report of the programme must be sent to the Circle Union at the earliest.  

UPDATED ON 11-08-2014 AT 1600 HRS.

Conferences & Conventions are going on in full swing in BSNLEU WB Circle. <<A Report>>

Convention at the call of CPSTU held in Kolkata: A convention at the call of "Co ordination Committee of Central PSUs" held on 07th August, 2014 at "Shramik Bhawan" Kolkata. Representatives from  Unions and Associations of BSNL, Coal, Steel, Port, ONGC, Oil India, Indian Oil etc. were present in the convention. Comrade Dipak Dasgupta, Secretary, CITU, WB State inaugurated the convention and described the present  crisis of PSUs and their employees. Com Dasgupta also spoke regarding the role of the workers at the present juncture. Com. Biplab Das, Secretary, BSNLCC WB spoke in the convention on behalf of BSNL. Comrade Animesh Mitra was present at the convention as one of the member of the Presidium.  It was decided from the convention that the employees will go to all out struggle in the coming days against the derogative attitude of the Central & State Government including "Sit in Demonstration" for two days at Rani Rashmoni Road, Kolkata on 25th & 26th August, 2014. Com Debanjan Chakraborty, Secretary CPSTU WB placed a draft report regarding the present scenario of the PSUs.  

UPDATED ON 08-08-2014 AT 1400 HRS.

Attack of disruptive forces at Ranaghat Telephone Exchange, Krishnagar. <<News in Bengali>>

The "Demands Day" is observed successfully throughout West Bengal Circle: The "Demands Day"on 7th August, 2014, at the call of JAC is observed by wearing badges in most of the places of WBT Circle. The employees have raised their voice against the negative attitude of the administration to settle the genuine grievances of the Non Executives. At Kolkata, the members attached to the District Unions e.g. CTO, TCO, CGMT-Office and Kolkata have assembled at CTO Kolkata and organised a demonstration programme where the leaders have explained the legitimacy of the long pending demands of the non executives (including non regular workers & pensioners) in details. it is also learnt that similar programme was organised at different SSA/Divisions of West Bengal Circle.  

UPDATED  ON 01-08-2014 AT 1430 HRS.

Hundreds of BSNL Employees raised their voice against the disappointing attitude of the Admnnistration and the delay in  settling the long pending demands: At the call of BSNLEU WB Circle there was a huge gathering of BSNL employees attached to different establishments of  BSNL WBT Circle situated in & around Kolkata at CGMT office on 31st July, 2014 to register strong protest over the reluctant and inactive attitude of the Authority towards the betterment of BSNL service in the Circle and also to settle the long pending staff problems. The Circle Union conveys red salute to the militant employees for making another history in Trade Union movement of BSNL in West Bengal. The demonstration prgramme of 31st July, 2014, had witnessed a strong gathering which was addressed by Comrade Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU WB Circle. Com Mitra narrated the demands of the employees and hope that the Authority should take some lesson from the gathering. During the 2 days programme it was experienced that some disruptive forces (specially on 30th July) forcibly tried to enter the chamber of the CGMT when the leaders of BSNLEU were in deep discussion with the authority regarding betterment of BSNL service in the Circle and to settle the legitimate demands of the employees. They have used abusive language to the leaders of BSNLEU and tried to break the door of the chamber of CGMT. They have also called the Police to break the prescheduled programme of BSNLEU and pressurized the Authority not to continue the negotiation. However the comrades of BSNLEU restrained themselves from any provocation and continued their agitation. The Police came and decided to go back on 30th,  again on 31st July the Police came and enquired regarding the situation which was narrated by the Circle Secretary. It is now a proven fact that the unity of the employees can give a good reply to the disruptive and reactionary forces in a right way. The Circle Union got a written minutes from the authority which will be given later, but at present the Circle Union requests the District leaders to take all efforts so that similar programme can be organised at Dist/SSA level during the month of August, 2014. <<Photos>>

UPDATED ON 31-07-2014 AT 1640 HRS.

"Hunger Strike" programme of BSNLEU WB Circle Leaders at CGMT Office: At the call of BSNLEU WB Circle, the Circle Office Bearers along with District Secretaries and Branch Secretaries in and around Kolkata have started Hunger Strike from 11 A.M. on 30th July, 2014. A good number of members have assembled at CGMT office to enthuse the leaders on "Hunger Strike". The women comrades of CGMT office along with other lady comrades of other districts who were present there organised a rally and met CGMT to convey their resentment over the situation. The Circle leaders spoke before the gathering at Lunch Hour, describing the entire situation of WBT Circle and regarding the demands. Later the CGMT invited the Circle Secretary to discuss regarding the demands accordingly the Circle Office Bearers under the leadership of Comrade Animesh Mitra, CS, BSNLEU WB met with CGMT and had a detailed discussion with the Administration. The GM (HR- Admn) and GM (Finance) were also present in the meeting. The Authority requested the leaders to withdraw the Hunger Strike as they have assured that a written minutes will be given to the Union mentioning the settlement/progress of the demands as discussed with the leaders. After this, the leaders have  discussed the situation and decided to postpone the "Hunger Strike" at 09-15 P.M. It was also conveyed to the leaders by the CS that there will be a massive gathering on 31st July at 0100 P.M. to narrate the entire situation to the workers and to decide future course of action.

District Conference of Coochbehar held successfully: The Biennial District Conference of BSNLEU Coochbehar District was held on 20th July, 2014 at Coochbehar TDM Office. After hoisting of Red Flag of the Union and garlanding of martyrs column, the Conference was inaugurated by Comrade Prabir Ghosh, Organising Secretary, BSNLEU WB. Com Ghosh in his speech told the house regarding present situation of BSNL, the derogative attitude of the Central Govt. to destabilize BSNL, and the course of action taken by the BSNLEU against the attitude of the Authority at all India and at the State level. He also detailed regarding ensuing Circle Conference of BSNLEU WB at Krishnagar, AIC of BSNLEU, Kolkata and the role of the members including submission of donation thereof. Altogether 50 odd members were present in the conference. The members discussed over the Draft Report and Accounts and later the house unanimously elected Com Sanjoy Biswas, Com R.I. Khondkar and Com Ramkrishna Banik as President, Dist. Secy. and Treasurer respectively for the next term. The retired employees who were the members of BSNLEU till the last date of their service life were greeted on the occasion.

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The "Hunger Strike" programme at the call of BSNLEU WB Circle (as decided in the CWC Kolkata) will start from 1100 A.M. on 30th July,2014. The Circle Office Bearers, District Secretaries and Branch Secretaries in and around Kolkata will take part in the programme. At the same time the organisers are requested to mobilise maximum numbers of members on 31st July,2014 at 0100 P.M. to make a historic gathering in the CGM-Office. It is to be kept in mind that through this programme the employees have to raise their voice against the ignorance of the Authority towards the betterment of BSNL service in the Circle and to settle the Burning problems of the employees. Let us make a History. 

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BSNLEU WB Circle is in the path of struggle: The BSNLEU WB Circle has decided to go on "Hunger Fast" w.e.f. 30th July, 2014 at 11 A.M. against the reluctant attitude of the Administration at all level in WBT Circle. Accordingly a letter in this regard  was handed over to the CGMT WB and GM (HR/Admn) by a team of delegation of Circle Office Bearers. Com. Swapan Chanda, Amitava Chattopadhyay, S. P. Pande, Prabir Chatterjee and Samir Nandy were in the delegation team.

CHQ leaders met the Authority for Non payment of GPF & timely payment of wages to the Non regular workers: Com P. Avimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and Com. Animesh Mitra, Dy. GS, BSNLEU met Smt. Yojana Das, Sr. GM (BFCI), CO New Delhi  yesterday to express their concern over the non payment of GPF to the employees in time. It is learnt that the delay is due to non availability of liquid cash with BSNL, however the authority told the leaders that efforts are being taken to allot fund within 25th July.

So far the delay in payment of wages to the Non Regular workers are concerned the Authority assured the leaders that the case will looked into sympathetically. 

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Loss of BSNL may decrease to the tune of Rs. 800 Crore: It is reported that the Balance Sheet of BSNL for the financial year 2013-14 is finalised. It apprehends that the loss of BSNL  for the financial year 2013-14 may be decreased by Rs. 800 Crore. Last year (i.e. 2012-13) BSNL had a loss of Rs. 7884 Crore but in the financial year 2013-14 it may become Rs. 7085 Crore.

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BSNLEU WB Circular No. 07.

Proposal of merger placed to new Ministry, seeking for active consideration: It is reported that the Telecom Minister has informed the Parliament that  the Telecom Ministry has got a proposal for  merger of BSNL & MTNL. But keeping the possibility of resentment of the Employees in mind, the Minister told that the decision of merger will only be taken after discussing the matter with the Unions. It is to be noted also in this regard that already 3(Three) committees have been constituted to study the various issues of BSNL-MTNL merger.

UPDATED ON 17-07-2014 AT 1430 HRS.

Meeting of the Reception Committee for 7th AIC held: The meeting of the 7th AIC of BSNL Employees Union, Kolkata, held on 10th July, 2014 in a jam packed house at CTO Union Office Kolkata. Com. Adhir Sen, Working President for 7th AIC presided over the meeting. Veteran leaders Com Ananta Bhattacharya and Dilip Das were also present in the meeting. At the outset Com Animesh Mitra, Jt. Secy. briefly narrated the up to date progress & preparation of the Reception Committee. Com Saibal Secgupta,  one of the Joint Secretaries enthused the reception committee members to perform their duties wholeheartedly to make the conference a grand success. It is reported that various Sub Committee meetings were already took place. The Joint Secretaries requested to give all out effort to collect the donations for AIC Kolkata at the earliest. <<Photos>>

A Tribute to Comrade Jyoti Basu by BSNLEU Kolkata SSA: The BSNL Employees Union Kolkata SSA has organised a massive gathering to pay tribute to the great Leader of Trade Union Movement of India and the Ex Chief Minister of West Bengal Comrade Jyoti Basu on his "Birth Centenary". In this occasion Comrade Animesh Mitra, Dy GS and Circle Secretary, BSNLEU WB Circle was the spoke about the Life & Work of Com Basu in various sphere of life. Com Mitra also narrated the role of Com Basu to develop Left Movement in the Country. Com Ramprasad Dutta, DS Kol SSA, Com Arun Sarkar, Br. Secy., and a good number of members of the Dist. were present in the meeting. At the beginning of the programme Com. Arun Sarkar, handed over a sum of Rs. 50,000/- as collection for 7th AIC to Com. Animesh Mitra. Com. Swapan Chanda, President Kolkata SSA presided over the programme.  <<Photos>>        

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CWC Meeting of BSNLEU WB Circle ended with a call to fight against the retrograde attitude of the Administration: The two days Circle Working Committee meeting of the BSNLEU WB Circle ended  on 13th July, 2014. The meeting started on 12th July, 2014 with the hoisting of Red Flag of the Union by Comrade Parimal Sarkar, President BSNLEU WB. Later the Martyrs Column was garlanded by Com Dhananjoy Ganguly, Inaugurator of the CWC, Com Parimal Sarkar, President BSNLEU WB, Com Animesh Mitra, Circle Secreetary, BSNLEU WB and Com Tarak Kundu, Asstt. Circle Secy. BSNLCMU WB. Com Parimal Sarkar garlanded the photo of the departed leader Comrade R.L. Mondal. The meeting was inaugurated by Comrade Dhananjoy Ganguly. Com Ganguly in his speech narrated the present scenario of the Country as well as of West Bengal and requested the delegates to act accordingly. Altogether 40 Circle Office bearers and District Secretaries or their representatives have attended the meeting and expressed their views regarding BSNL and its employees in WB Circle at the present juncture. Two representatives from Sikkim were also present in the meeting and deliberated the situation prevailing in Gangtok SSA. In fine, Comrade Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary WB Circle called upon the leaders to consolidate the members at all levels and react instantly against the derogative attitude of the administration. Com Mitra also told to fight the untoward situation of any kind, keeping in confidence of our members. He also detailed the programme and duties of the leaders in the ensuing 6th Circle Conference at Krishnagar and  7th All India Conference at Kolkata. Comrade Susanta Ghosh, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA WB Circle also spoke on the occasion. The Circular in this regard will be issued shortly. <<Click for Pics>> 

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The CWC meeting of BSNLEU West Bengal Circle will start at 1100 A.M. on 12th July,2014 at "K G Bose Smriti Bhawan", Kolkata. The Meeting will be inaugurated by Com Dhananjoy Ganguly, Veteran Leader of Telecom movement of West Bengal. The Dist/Br Secys. in & around Kolkata are requested to attend the meeting with active workers/sympathizers. The Delegate Session will be held from 0100 P.M. The District Secys who will attend the meeting are requested to remit the donations collected for the purposes of All India Conference, Circle Conference etc. positively. The District Secys are also requested to bring a note on the pending demands at Circle level as well as the proposals to overcome the development crisis in their SSAs, which will help the Circle Union to take future course of action against the authority in a right direction.

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BSNLEU ETR District paid due respect and homage to Com R. L. Mondal. <<News>>     <<Click for Photos>>

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Birth Centenary of Comrade Jyoti Basu is celebrated by BSNLEU WB: The Birth Centenary of the great leader of Trade Union movement of India as well as the Ex Chief Minister of West Bengal, Comrade Jyoti Basu was celebrated with full respect at CTO Kolkata by BSNLEU WB Circle. At the outset, the Photo of Com Jyoti Basu was garlanded by Comrade Animesh Mitra, CS BSNLEU WB, Anindya Sarkar, Zonal Secy, Kolkata and oter Circle/ District leaders at Kolkata. Later Com Mitra spoke before the gathering about the life of the great leader--- Com Jyoti Basu. 

The meeting of the Reception Committee for the 7th AIC of BSNLEU will be held at 0300 P.M. at  CTO Union Room, Kolkata on 10-07-2014. All Reception Committe/SubCommittee members are requested to attend the meeting in time.  

UPDATED ON 07-07-2014 AT 1315 HRS.

Com KG Bose is remembered with full honour & respect: Today is the Birthday of Com K. G. Bose, one of the Pioneer leader of P&T and Central Government movement of West Bengal as well as India. The day is observed with full honour and respect at KG Bose Smriti Bhawan Kolkata where the statue of Com KG was garlanded by the leaders like Com Dilip Das, Asis das, Banani Chattopadhyay, Samir Nandy, Ramen Dutta Chowdhury, Biswanath Singha, Haru Bhanja. Later Com Dilip Das gave a brief speech on his experience to work with Com KG Bose and requested to follow the path of Com KG to strengthen the movement against any attack on BSNL and to protect the interest of BSNL employees. <<Click for Photos>>

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Corporate Office issued order for Free SIM for all Non executives. <<Click for Order>>

Huge gathering of BSNLEU WB Circle against the filthy language of the Krishnagar MP: The BSNLEU WB Circle has organised a massive demonstration programme at CTO Kolkata on 04th July, 2014 against the unparliamentary, filthy and abusive words uttered by the MP of Krishnagar, West Bengal. Altogether 300 odd employees, out of which a good number was female employees raised their voice against the issue. Com Sibani Das President Women Sub Committee BSNLEU WB Circle, Anindya Sarkar, Zonal Secy. Kolkata, BSNLEU WB Circle and Com Animesh Mitra, Circle Secy. BSNLEU WB Circle spoke before the huge gathring against this heinous act. Com Banani Chattopadhyay, Org. Secy. B