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 24-07-2014 AT 1430 HRS.

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. 

UPDATED ON 23-07-2014 AT 1130 HRS.

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.

UPDATED ON 21-07-2014 AT 1700 HRS.

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>>        

UPDATED ON 14-07-2014 AT 1700 HRS.

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>> 

UPDATED ON 11-07-2014 AT 1200 HRS.

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.

UPDATED ON 10-07-2014 AT 1130 HRS.

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

UPDATED ON 09-07-2014 AT 1500 HRS.

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>>

UPDATED ON 05-07-2014 AT 1530 HRS.

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. BSNLEU WB & Jt. Convenor Women Sub Committee presided over the meeing. << Click for Photos>> 

UPDATED ON 02-07-2014 AT 1245 HRS.

Demonstration programme at ETR: At the call of BSNLEU WB Circle a demonstration programme was held at ETR in front of the chamber of CGM ETR Circle on 02nd July, 2014. Besides the employees of ETR a large number of employees from other Districts situated in and around Kolkata have assembled in this programme. Com Rammilan Roy, Presided over the meeting. Com Asis das initiated the proceedings,Com. Sukanta saha also spoke on the occassion. Com Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU WB deliberated his speech in detail before the huge gathering of Regular & Non Regular Workers. <<Click for Photos>>

Comrade R. L. Mondal is remembered with all respect: The BSNLEU, BSNLCMU, AIBDPA & KG Bose Smriti Bhawan Welfare Trust have jointly organised a programme to pay respect and homage to the departed leader Comrade Rangalal Mondal at KG Bose Smriti Bhawan, Kolkata,  who breathed his last on 24th June, 2014. A good number of veteran leaders of Telecom movement were present in the meeting and deliberated their experience of work with Com Mondal. The speakers who spoke on the occasion were Com Animesh Mitra, Saibal Sengupta, Ananta Bhattacharya, Supriyo Mitra, K.K. Bhattacharya, Laxmi Ghosal, Sankar Talukdar, Debashis Dutta Gupta, Piyush Chakraborty, Ramen Dutta Chowdhury. The meeting was presided by a presidium comprises of Com Dilip Das, Susanta Ghosh & Aghore Sikdar. <<Click for Photo>>

UPDATED ON 30-06-2014 AT 1200 HRS.

Massive Demonstration held at ETP Circle: Lunch hour Demonstration programme was held before the Chief General Manager, ETP at the call of BSNLEU, WB Circle. It was the first phase of the programme that has been taken by the circle Union. A good number of employees from in and around Kolkata assembled in this demonstration demanding immediate settlement of the burning problems of ETP and more Project Work for West Bengal & Kolkata. Com. Satyacharan Naskar Presided over the meeting. Com. Anindya Kr Sarkar, Zonal Secy., Kolkata Zone, Com. Swapan Chanda, Asstt. Circle Secy., Com. Goutam Banik, Dist Secy., BSNLEU, ETP Dist. spoke before the gathering. Before the meeting started, a rally was held in the ETP Office. After the meeting a delegation comprising of  Com. Asis Das, Swapan Chanda, S.P. Panday, Amitava Chattopadhyay, Debashis Khan, Anindya Kr. Sarkar, Goutam Banik, Satya Charan Naskar & Nupur Panday met CGM, ETP and discussed about the charter of demands. The CGM, ETP after patient hearing assured the leadership that the problems will be looked into at the earliest.<< Click here for photos>>      

UPDATED ON 28-06-2014 AT 1530 HRS.

Circle Union extends heartiest greetings to Asansol SSA and others: It is known to everybody that the 7th AIC of BSNLEU will be held at Kolkata from 6th to 9th November, 2014. The Circle Union has already announced to collect donations for the AIC. It is very significant that Asansol SSA has done a unique job, deposited the first installment of Rs. 1,00,000/- to the Circle Union for the ensuing All India Conference. The Circle Union congratulates the Members of Asansol SSA for their contributions. It is also to be noted that the other District Unions e.g. Burdwan, Bankura, Berhampore, CGMT-O, CGMT-T, CTO, ETR, Kharagpur, Malda, Purulia, Raiganj, Suri & TCO have also started to deposit their collections to the Circle Union. It is needless to mention that a huge amount will be expended to organise the AIC successfully. The BSNLEU WB Circle therefore requests the District Secretaries (who are yet to deposit even the first installment) to take special drive for the collection for AIC, Kolkata immediately.    

UPDATED ON 27-06-2014 AT 1430 HRS.

Severe Fund Crunch---GPF & other payments abnormally delayed: It is most unfortunate that due to non sanction of requisite fund for GPF and other personal claims the employees have to face lot of inconvenience at present. Com. Animesh Mitra, CS,  BSNLEU WBT Circle already had a talk with the GM (Fin.) and DGM (Fin.) and demanded immediate solution of the issue. It is learnt that the CO New Delhi has sanctioned only one third of the amount claimed by WBT Circle towards GPF payment and that has been already distributed amongst the Division/SSAs. It is also learnt that the rest amount will be available in the first week of July.

UPDATED ON 26-06-2014 AT 1600 HRS.

Next CWC  Meeting of BSNLEU WB: It is decided that the next Circle Working Committee meeting of BSNL Employees Union, West Bengal Circle will be held on 12th and 13th July, 2014 at Kolkata. The venue and other details will be informed later. The District Secretaries are requested to arrange their Tickets etc for the meeting immediately.

UPDATED ON 25-06-2014 AT 1130 HRS.

"Protest Day" observed throughout the state in a befitting manner: The "Protest Day" was observed successfully throughout the state of West bengal on 24th June, 2014. The Circle Union has got the news that at the call of BSNL Employees Union West Bengal Circle the programme was organised in a serious mood at Asansol, Burdwan, Raiganj, Suri, Berhampore, CTO, TCO, CGMT-Office, ETR, Kolkata SSA and in many other District/SSAs. In most of the places the leaders have narrated the present scenario on the light of the issues raised for protest. Com Animesh Mitra,Circle Secretary WB Circle and other leaders like Com Asish Das, Amitava Chattopadhyay, Samir Nandy, Debasis Khan deliberated their speeches on the issues like hike of railway fare, attack on BSNL employees, closure of 'Jessop', 'Hindmotor' and other factories in the state and against the recent decision of FDI in Defence by the Central Government.    

UPDATED ON 24-06-2014 AT 1145 HRS.

Comrade R. L. Mondal is no more:- Veteran Trade Union Leader of P & T movement of West Bengal Circle, Comrade R. L. Mondal has breathed his last on 23rd June, 2014 at 12-30 hrs. He was suffering from deadly Cancer disease. He was one of the chief architect of K. G. Bose Smriti Bhawan, Kolkata and performed yeomen's service to keep the house in order.  The BSNL Employees Union West Bengal Circle pays respectful homage to Comrade R.L. Mondal and pays heartfelt condolences to his family members, friends and relatives. 

BSNLEU WB Circular No. 06.

UPDATED ON 23-06-2014 AT 1130 HRS.

Observe "Protest Day"on 24th June: The BSNLEU WB Circle has decided to observe "Protest Day" on 24th June, 2014 in all BSNL Offices/Exchanges throughout West Bengal  i) against the attack of outsiders on BSNL Employees in different work spots (BSNL Offices/Exchanges) of West Bengal especially after the 16th Parliamentary Election, ii) against abnormal hike of "Railway Fares" as announced by the newly elected Central Government, iii) against the closure of factories like 'Jessop', 'Hindmotors"and many Jute Mills in the state of West Bengal, iv) proposed introduction of 100% FDI in "Defence Ministry" as declared by the Central Govt. The District & Branch Secretaries are directed to organise Rallies, Gate Meetings etc on 24/06/2014 and they are also requested to apparaise the whole situation to the members in detail. The Secys. are requested to send a report to the Circle Union positively.

UPDATED ON 20-06-2014 AT 1630 HRS.

BSNLEU & BSNLCMU WB Circle leaders met CGMT WB to settle burning issues of the NonRegular Workers: Com Animesh Mitra & Com Tapas Kumar Ghosh both Circle Secretary of BSNLEU & BSNLCMU WB met CGM WBT on 17-06-2014 to express their strong resentment against the attitude of the Authority not to settle the problems of the Non Regular Workers(e.g. Casual/Contractual/ Job Contract/ Security Guards/ workers attached to Civil and Electrical Wing). Both the leaders demanded early intervention and action of the CGMT to settle the burning issues of the Non Regular Workers. Before the meeting with CGM the leaders met GM (HR) and narrated the issues in detail. It was also told that if the cases will not be settled the Employees and Workers will take resort to Trade Union action. A letter in this regard was also handed over to the CGM.

Circle Union met GM (Finance) to settle Pending issues: The BSNLEU WB Circle Leaders under the leadership of Com. Animesh Mitra met GM (Finance) today to settle many pending issues of WBT Circle. The leaders raised the problems e.g. i) commencement of Bill Printing, ii) settlement of EPF cases of Regular and non regular workers, particularly problems of Account codes of EPF, deposition of money to the EPF authority etc. iii) settlement of long pending BSNLMRS cases, iv) payment of wages to the non regular workers in due time, vi) immediate posting of officer at  SIM distribution Centre of CTTC, Salt lake, v) settlement of issues like payment of GPF, Medical with vouchers and other personal claims to the regular employees, vii) immediate settlement of the issues of empanelment and authorization of Hospitals and N/Homes as per the order issued by the Corporate Office, New Delhi.  The other BSNLEU WB leaders Com Amitava Chattopadhyay, Samir nandy, Prabir Chatterjee were present in the meeting.

UPDATED ON 19-06-2014 AT 1700 HRS.

BSNLEU WB Circular No. 05.

UPDATED ON 17-06-2014 AT 1145 HRS.

BSNLEU WB Leaders met CGMT-----expressed strong resentment: The BSNLEU WB Circle leaders met CGMT WB on 16th June 2014 to express their strong resentment over the present situation of WBT Circle. The delegation lead by Com. Animesh Mitra, CS BSNLEU WB along with Com Asish Das, Amitava Chattopadhyay, Samir Nandy and Prabir Chatterjee raised the issues of i) Bill Printing, ii) unwanted situations of Purulia, Krishnagar, Burdwan, iii) settlement of long pending BSNLMRS cases, iv) immediate holding of Works Committee meeting at the SSA/District levels, v) formation of BTS/BB maintenance team, v) deposition of EPF i.r.o Non regular workers attached to WBTC immediately, vi) action against severe cable cuts in different SSAs etc. The BSNLEU leaders also informed the authority that the Staff Side will go to sustain Trade Union action if the issues lie unsettled. The Authority assured to look into the matter at the earliest. The GM (HR-Admn), DGM (HR-Admn), DGM (Fin), CAO (Medical) and others were also present in the meeting.       

UPDATED ON 12-06-2014 AT 1130 HRS.

BSNLCMU WB Circle are on the path of struggle: As per the decision of the BSNLCMU WB Circle, the "Massive Dharna" programme of the Non Regular Workers have started from 11 A.M. in front of the chamber of the CGM WBTC at Kolkata against the unprecedented attitude of the Administration towards non payment of wages to the Non regular workers attached to WB Circle. The District and Branch secretaries of BSNLEU WB Circle in and around Kolkata are directed to join the agitating Non Regular workers at CGMT office at 1300 hrs. today. The Dist and Branch secretaries at the districts are also hereby requested to join and extend full solidarity to the struggling non regular workers at the Division/SSAs. <<Click here for BSNLEU letter issued to CGMT for the payment of wages to the Non regular workers>> <<letter issued by the BSNLCMU WB Circle regarding agitational programme>>    

UPDATED ON 11-06-2014 AT 1200 HRS.

Casual/Contractual workers are on the path of struggle,  BSNLEU WB extends full solidarity:  It is most unfortunate that the wages of the Casual/Contractual workers attached to BSNL WBT Circle yet to get their wages for this month till today. It is observed that this becomes a regular feature in WB Circle so far the payment of Salary/Wages of the Non Regular employees are concerned. Com Animesh Mitra CS BSNLEU WB along with Com Amitava Chattopadhyay, Com Prabir Chatterjee and Com Sujoy Sarkar met the CGMT yesterday and expressed their strong resentment over the issue and demanded immediate payment of wages to the Casual/Contractual workers. The Circle Union also issued a letter in which it is clearly stated that the BSNLEU will extend all sorts of solidarity if the Non regular workers take resort to Trade Union action. It is learnt that in CHQ Com Namboodiri already met ED (Finance) and demanded immediate solution of the problem. The CGM WBT Circle also had a talk with Ms. Yojna Das at Corporate Office New Delhi, to overcome the situation. However the BSNLCMU WB Circle has already started their agitation throughout the Circle and tomorrow their will be a massive demonstration at CGMT Office against this unwanted situation. The BSNLEU WB has decided to extend all sorts of cooperation and solidarity throughout the Circle to these struggling comrades of BSNL Casual Mazdoor Union, West Bengal Circle.    

UPDATED ON 09-06-2014 AT 1230 HRS.

Circle Union met the CGM ETP Circle: The BSNLEU WB Circle Union met the new CGM ETP Circle Mr. C.S.N. Murthy on 07th June, 2014. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secy. WB Circle along with Com. Goutam Banik, DS ETP and Com. Nupur Pandey, ADS ETP met and expressed their satisfaction as the new CGM has taken over the charge of ETP Circle and at the same time they expressed their resentment over the grave situation of ETP Circle. The leaders have told the CGM that during last couple of years ETP has not been alotted to perform any job for which the employees are very much worried with the situation and at the same time the problems pertain to employees have been kept untouched. The CGM ETP assured the leaders that the problems will be looked into.

Atrocities in the BSNL Office/Exchanges after the Lok Sabha Poll: It is observed with utter annoyance that after the declaration of 16th Lok Sabha Poll result the outside goons of the ruling party of the state use to create disturbances within and outside the BSNL Office/Exchanges in different places of West Bengal Circle. The incident of Ranaghat exchange attached to Krishnagar SSA, probably the worst example of the miscreants where the employees are being threatened every now & then by the outside goons. The attendance of the executives are very irregular and at the same time they are not at all willing to take care of the situation. The District Union has brought the whole situation to the GM Krishnagar but all in vain. In the above circumstances the employees have decided not to attend the office until they have been assured regarding the safety security of themselves.  

UPDATED ON 07-06-2014 AT 1700 HRS.

BSNLCMU WB Circle Circular No. 02/2014. <<Click Here>>

UPDATED ON 06-06-2014 AT 1645 HRS.

The AIBDPA Programme was successfully organised at Kolkata: The agitational programme of the AIBDPA WB Circle on the issue of 78.2% IDA was held at CTO, Kolkata. Later a good number of comrades of BSNLEU, CTO, Kolkata joined the meeting to give solidarity to the agitating pensioners. Com. P.K. Nandy, Dist Secy. AIBDPA, Com. Dilip Das, Leader AIBDPA spoke about how the authority is taking a delay dally tactics in implementing the 78.2% IDA merger to the pensioner in the present situation. Later Com. Animesh Mitra, Deputy GS, BSNLEU, spoke the present stand of the authority on the issue of 78.2% IDA merger. He also spoke over the present situation prevailing in West Bengal Telecom Circle. The meeting was presided over by Com. Hirak Ranjan Sengupta, President, AIBDPA, Kolkata District.  

UPDATED ON 03-06-2014 AT 1200 HRS.

Circle Union met GM (HR-Admn) to settle the long pending issues: The BSNLEU WB Circle Union met GM (HR) on 31st May, 2014, to settle the long pending demands e.g. i) immediate commencement of Ring Circuit in the hills, ii) settlement of long pending BSNLMRS cases, iii) settlement of Rule 38 cases, iv) settlement of NEPP cases, v) immediate commencement of Telephone Bill printing as per the discussion with the Staff Side, vi) HRA case of Asansol SSA etc. Com. Animesh Mitra along with Com Amitava Chattopadhyay, Samir Nandy, Prabir Chatterjee, Prabir Ghosh, Mani Chhetri( all BSNLEU WB leaders) and Sujoy Sarkar (DS CGMT-Office) were present in the meeting. The other problems of Darjeeling hills were also raised and discussed in the meeting. The Authority has assured to look into this problems at the earliest.  

UPDATED ON 28-05-2014 AT 1100 HRS.

Collections for AIC Kolkata: The Circle Union has already requested the District Secretaries through Website and Circular to remit their Collections for 7th AIC of BSNLEU, Kolkata to the Circle Union immediately. It is observed that the Districts e.g. CTO, TCO, CGMT-O, CGMT-Tech, ETR, Burdwan, Berhampore, Kharagpur, Malda, Purulia, Raiganj & Suri, have already responded and  deposited their first installment of collections for the AIC to the Circle Union. It is seen that some of the Districts have deposited almost 40-50% of their collections. Therefore  the leaders and organizers of those Districts who have unable to deposit the amount till date, are once again reminded to take all out effort towards the collection and remit the amount to the Circle immediately.    

UPDATED ON 23-05-2014 AT 1330 HRS.

Hearty welcome to Newly recruited TTAs: The BSNL Employees Union WBT Circle heartily welcomes the 90 Odd Direct Recruited TTAs who have joined in different District/SSA in West Bengal Circle including Sikkim after the completion of their training at CTTC Salt Lake. The District/Branch Secretaries of BSNLEU WB Circle are hereby requested to take care of any difficulties of these newcomers in our Circle. The newcomers are also requested to feel free to convey their any difficulties to the District/ Branch Secretaries of BSNLEU of their respective units. It is learnt that a good number of these direct recruited TTAs have already joined BSNL Employees Union. The District Secretaries are once again requested to make contact with these TTAs immediately, explain the history of the formation of BSNL from DOT as well about our views and activities of BSNLEU. The District Secretaries are requested to make a report in this regard to the Circle Union immediately. 

It is totally undesirable: The 16th LS poll is over. It is learnt that the employees working in some of the Offices/Exchanges of BSNL WBT Circle are being attacked by some miscreants, which is totally undesirable.  The employees have not experienced such a situation ever before. In democracy, it is inevitable that one will win another will lose. This should not create any untoward situation in Office/Exchanges. This has to be stopped immediately. The Administration should take adequate measures to protect the employees.

Wake up for Circle Conference & All India Conference: Comrades, you are already aware of the fact that two important tasks are ahead of us. The Circle Conference of BSNLEU WB Circle is going to be held in the month of October, 2014 at Krishnagar and the historical All India Conference of BSNL Employees Union will be held in the month of November, 2014 at Kolkata. We have to take all out effort to make these conferences a great success. The BSNLEU WB Circle from their CWC meeting at Kharagpur has already started the  initial preparations for these conferences and it is to be mentioned also in this regard that the Circle Office Bearer of BSNLEU WB will meet on 30th May, 2014 to discuss various pros & cons in this matter. The District & Branch secretaries are once again requested to go to the employees immediately and collect donations against the coupons distributed so far and remit the same at the earliest to the Circle Union.   

UPDATED ON 20-05-2014 AT 1130 HRS.

The 4th Death Anniversary of Com. Moni Bose held successfully: The BSNL Employees Union West Bengal Circle has successfully conducted the 4th Death Anniversary of Com Moni Bose today at CTO TI Hall Kolkata. At the outset the Photo of Com Moni Bose was garlanded by Com Susanta Ghosh, veteran leader of P & T movement and other leaders and organisers present in the house. The Cultural Team of BSNLEU WB Circle paid their tribute to Com Moni Bose with a "Rabindra Sangeet". The programme was initiated by Com Sapan Chanda, Acting Circle Secretary of BSNLEU WB Circle. Later Comrade Susanta Ghosh, the only speaker of the day spoke to the huge gathering of 150 odd members of BSNLEU WB in the house. Com Ghosh in his speech expressed the experience he had with Com Moni Bose during his Trade Union life and also appealed to the house to follow the qualities of a good Trade Unionist which Com Moni Bose carried throughout his life. The meeting was presided by a presidium of Com Subir Sanyal, Com Prabir Chatterjee and Com S.P. Pande. <<Click for Photos>>  

Observe the 4th Death Anniversary of Comrade Moni Bose in a befitting manner: As per the decision of the Central Executive Committee meeting of the BSNLEU, held at Rajkot, Gujrat, the BSNLEU WB Circle requests all District Secretaries to observe the 4th  Death Anniversary of Comrade Moni Bose today on 19th May, 2014, in a befitting manner. The District Secretaries are also requested to send a report in this regard to the Circle Union positively. The programme of the Circle Union of BSNLEU/WB will be held today at CTO TI Hall, Kolkata. The programme at CTO will start at 1300 hrs. and Comrade Susanta Ghosh, veteran leader of Telecom movement will speak on the occasion.  

UPDATED ON 15-05-2014 AT 1400 HRS.

District Secretaries to note: It is learnt from the records of CHQ that most of the District Unions attached to BSNLEU WB Circle have not remitted their membership subscription quota to the CHQ in time, both in the year 2013 & 2014. The District Secretaries are therefore requested to look in to the matter at the earliest and if it is found that the subscriptions are not remitted in each month then they should at once meet with the respective AO (Cash) and settle the issue. The letter issued by the Corporate Office New Delhi may be  helpful in this case.  It may be recalled that the number of delegates for the AIC will be calculated on the basis of the deposited quota of a District Union for a particular period of time. <<Click here for CO ND ltr>>

UPDATED ON 13-05-2014 AT 1700 HRS.

Collect and remit your collections immediately to Circle Union:  It is already decided by the CHQ that the AIC of the BSNLEU will be held  in the month of November, 2014 at Kolkata. It is needless to mention that a huge amount will be expended to organise the AIC successfully. The BSNLEU WB Circle therefore has decided to take special drive for the collection for AIC and conveyed the message to all the District Secretaries. Till date it is seen that a good number of District Unions have not remitted the amount/part thereof for the purpose of AIC Kolkata.  The District Secretaries are therefore once again requested to collect the donation for the AIC from the members and remit at the earliest to the Circle Union.

UPDATED ON 09-05-2014 AT 1230 HRS.

BSNLEU WB Circle leaders had a very successful meeting with the DRTTAs: The BSNLEU WB Circle leaders met with the Trainee DRTTAs at CTTC  Salt Lake  on 08th May 2014. Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay,Treasurer BSNLEU WB and Com Mintu Debbath, Org. Secy. BSNLEU WB along with Com Kanchan Mitra, DS  BSNLEU CGMT Tech Dist. were present in the meeting. Com. Chattopadhyay told before the 60 odd DRTTAs regarding the history of the formation of BSNL from DOT, the demands of the employees particularly of the employees who have joined the Department after the formation of BSNL the present scenario of BSNL throughout the country as well in the state and also the attack of the Central Government on BSNL since last couple of years. The young enthusiastic DRTTAs are very much keen to know regarding the situation of the department as well as of the employees. The meeting was initiated by Com Kanchan Mitra and presided by Com Asoke Nagori. <<Click for Pics>> 

UPDATED ON 07-05-2014 AT 1400 HRS.

Circle Union met three CGMs for early solution of various problems: The Circle Secy. BSNLEU WB along with other Circle office bearers met CGMT WB, CGMT ETR & CGMT ETP on 29th April, 2014 and 2nd May,2014 respectively. The burning issues which were brought to the notice of the CGMs are a) immediate settlement of Rule 8 cases, b) settlement of BSNLMRS cases, c) settlement of the issue of Bill printing and distribution, d) development and maintenance of BSNL service in the Circle, d) holding of council meetings at ETP, e) implementation of the decisions taken in the earlier meetings of the Council f) settlement of EPF and ESI problems of the Non regular workers etc. Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay accompanied the Circle Secy. during the meeting with CGMT/WB. Com Ashish Das was present during the meeting with CGMT/ETR and Com Madhusudan Saha and Com Goutam Banik were present in the meeting with CGM/ETP. The authority assured the leaders that the cases will be looked into.

Circle Union Met GM(Marketing)/WB Circle:  On 06th May, 2014 Com Animesh Mitra, CS BSNLEU WB Circle along with Com Amitava Chattopadhyay, Treasurer BSNLEU/WB, Com Ramprasad Dutta, DS Kolkata SSA and other leaders of Kolkata SSA met with GM (Mktg) and discussed various aspects of Marketing of BSNL products in WBT Circle to increase the earnings. The leaders have discussed the problems pertain to marketing in detail and gave some proposals to strengthen the marketing of BSNL in the Circle. The GM (Mktg.) assured the leaders that all will be explored and necessary steps will be taken to sell BSNL products through various channels to increase earnings. 

UPDATED ON 01-05-2014 AT 1430 HRS.

May Day observed in BSNL Offices/Exchanges throughout WBT Circle. The 128th Anniversary of "Historic May Day" is observed almost in every Office/Exchanges of BSNL in WBT Circle. In the morning the Red Flag was hoisted and Martyrs column was garlanded at KG Bose Smriti Bhawan where Com Dilip Das, Com Animesh Mitra,CS BSNLEU/WB and other comrades were present thereafter at the Circle Union Office at 249D BBG Street, the Red Flag was hoisted by Com Prabir Chatterjee, VP BSNLEU/WB, the leaders present on the occasion paid their homage to the martyrs. Com Animesh Mitra and Com Biplab Das deliberated their short speeches. Later it is reported that the May Day is observed in a befitting manner in the District like Asansol, CTO, TCO, CGMT(O), ETR etc where Com Animesh Mitra, Com. Biplab Das, Com. Asish Das, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Com. Subrata Mishra and other leaders have deliberated their speeches.   

Circle Leaders met GM Kharagpur on some just issues. The BSNLEU WB Circle leaders met with GM Kharagpur to settle some pending issues of Kharagpur SSA. On 30th April 2014, Com. Animesh Mitra, CS BSNLEU/WB along with Com Amitava Chattopadhyay, Leader BSNLEU/WB, Com Pranab Mitra, DS Kharagpur SSA and leaders of BSNLCMU Kharagpur Dist. had a meeting with Smt. Mardi, GM Kharagpur, in her chamber at GM office Kharagpur. The leaders mainly emphasized regarding 1) Fund Problem, 2) non payment of salary to Contractual workers, 3) non payment of DA/VDA to non regular employees, 4) demand immediate meeting of the Works Committee in the SSA. The GM has assured the leaders that the cases will be looked into.  

Kharagpur District convention held successfully. The district convention of BSNLEU Kharagpur Dist. was held on 30-04-2014 at Bogda Telephone exchange Kharagpur. More than 100 members from every nook and corner of East & West Midnapore District have  gathered to hear from their beloved Leaders. Com Susanta Ghosh,CS AIBDPA/WB, Com Amitava Chattopadhyay, Treasurer BSNLEU/WB, Com Omprakash Singh, CS, Telecom Factory, Kolkata and Com Tapas Ghosh, SG AICCWF addressed the convention. Com Animesh Mitra, CS BSNLEU/WB Circle spoke before the gathering in detail about the recent situation prevails in BSNL and reminded our task to Save BSNL & its employees from the onslaught of Central Govt. on the eve of 16th Parliamentary Election. Com Manik Bra and Com Anupam Saha presided over the meeting. <<Pics>>

UPDATED ON 30-04-2014 AT 1215 HRS.

 

Observe MAY DAY in a befitting manner : As decided in the available Circle Office bearers meeting that Red Flag of our Union to be hoisted in each and every offices and Telephone Exchanges on May Day. Programmes like Colorful Procession, Group discussion, Convention etc to be organised on the eve of May Day. Accordingly District and Branch Secretaries are requested to take initiative to organise May Day programme. It was also pointed out in the meeting that  this year the May Day has immense significance before the BSNL workers in our state especially when the 16th Parliament Election is going on. It is time to fight against the imperialist forces and the day to take oath to save our BSNL from the Government who has anti-worker policy. So comrades rise to the occasion and fight to save BSNL.  

UPDATED ON 29-04-2014 AT 1700 HRS.

Working Women of BSNLEU WB organised a successful convention at CTO. <<Report with Photos>>

District Level conventions at TCO, ETP & CTTC-QA were a grand success. <<A report with Pics>>

UPDATED ON 26-04-2014 AT 1530 HRS.

District & Branch Unions are organizing conventions successfully throughout WB Circle. <<A report>>

Will the Administration wake up only when Subscribers/Employees get hurt??? <<A News>>

UPDATED ON 23-04-2014 AT 1730 HRS.

WBT Circle will not empanel any NH/Hospital for Kolkata:  To maintain uniformity and single authority in a specific city the BSNL CO ND issued order on 22nd April, 2014 in which it is stated clearly that CGMT WB Circle will not empanel any Nursing Home in Kolkata, on the other hand it will be done by the Kolkata Telephones Circle Authority. But CGMT WB will continue to empanel hospital for the rest of West Bengal other than Kolkata City. The Offices of WBT Circle (including Territorial Circles) situated within Kolkata can enjoy facility of empanelment as per the list of CGM Kolkata Telephones. << Click for CO ND Circular>>

After prolonged persuasion of BSNLEU the BSNL WB Circle has issed order reg BSNLMRS : It is known to all that BSNLEU WB Circle is pressurizing the WBT Authority to settle the pending medical cases for a prolonged period. it is discussed in several meeting with the authority including Circle Council. At last the authority has issued a clear directives in this regard which will be helpful towards the settlement of the cases. Therefore the District/Branch Secretaries are requested to go through the Circular issued by the Circle Office and act accordingly to settle the medical cases. <<Click here for P-1>> <<P-2>>

UPDATED ON 22-04-2014 AT 1700 HRS.

The District Unions attached to BSNLEU WB Circle are collecting donations for AIC: At the call of the Reception Committee of the 6th AIC of BSNLEU, the District/ Branch Unions attached to BSNLEU WB Circle are trying their best to collect donation for the AIC Kolkata. It is learnt that many Districts have already deposited their collections  to the Circle Union. In some places there were donation camps which enthused the employees to donate a good lump to make the AIC a historic one. Therefore the District secretaries who are yet to deposit the donation are requested once again to look into the matter.

UPDATED ON 21-04-2014 AT 1330 HRS.

Bankura  Convention--a Historical one. <<Click Here>>

UPDATED ON 17-04-2014 AT 1800 HRS.

BSNL workers are wanting alternative force who will speak for the working class. <<Click Here>>

TCO District Union has donated a lump for AIC Kolkata. The BSNLEU TCO District Union has donated Rs. 40000/- for AIC Kolkata to Com Animesh Mitra, Jt. Secretary, Reception Committee for the AIC on 16th April, 2014 at CTO TI Hall.   <<Click for Photo>>

Employees of WB Circle have precipitated with full determination to save BSNL in the Circle Level Convention. <<Click here>>

UPDATED ON 15-04-2014 AT 1230 HRS.

Circle Level convention is going to be held on 16th April, 2014 at CTO Kolkata. <<A report>>

UPDATED ON 10-04-2014 AT 1230 HRS.

The Historic Two Days Trade Union Class at CHQ held amidst lot of enthusiasm. The two days Trade Union class, organized by the "K.G. Bose Memorial and Education Trust", was held successfully on 7th & 8th March, 2014 at "KG Bose Bhawan" New Delhi. There were three subjects in two days class viz. a) "Neo Liberal Policies and their impact on Telecom Sector." which was taken by Com P. Abhimanyu, GS, b) "Communal Harmony" by Prof. Rajiv Kunwar, of Delhi University and c) "The history of Trade Union Movement" was explained by Com. VAN Namboodiri, President, BSNLEU. Almost 60 leaders and organizers from the different circles of India have participated in the class. In fine Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, concluded the two days class by conveying CHQs gratitude to the Circle Unions for their participation in the classes and made the effort an effective one. << Click here for Photos>>.

Severe Fund crunch at the very beginning !!!!!  ---- BSNLEU WB Circle reacts. It is learnt that at the very beginning of the current financial year (2014-15) a good number of SSAs attached to BSNL WBT Circle are facing severe fund problem. As a result of which the authority is unable to pay the wages of the Casual/Contractual Workers, fund for maintenance work etc. It is also heard that the EPF Authority is taking away a good lump from the BSNL A/Cs as contributions of employees towards EPF, which are to be paid by the BSNL Authority, and also seized the Bank A/Cs of some of the SSAs which causes lot inconvenience to carry on day to day work in the respective SSAs (e.g. Krishnagar, Kharagpur, Berhampore, Coochbehar etc.). The BSNLEU WB Circle expresses their strong resentment with the indifferent attitude of the Circle authority towards the settlement of these issues which were brought to the notice of the concerned authority much earlier by the Staff Side. The BSNLEU Berhampore District Union has already in the path of Trade Union movement against this unwanted situation. Yesterday Com Samir Nandy (Org. Secy. BSNLEU WB), Com. Prabir Chatterjee (VP, BSNLEU WB) and Com Sujoy Sarkar(DS CGMT Office) met GM (Finance) expressed their strong unhappiness and demanded immediate solution of the problem. The Authority has assured that necessary steps will be taken at the earliest.     

UPDATED ON 09-04-2014 AT 1645 HRS.

CMD BSNL is going to hold a meeting with the Union Representatives regarding 'Merger', "Opening of Tower Company" etc. <<A news in bengali>> 

UPDATED ON 08-04-2014 AT 1145 HRS.

Conventions in different Districts of WB Circle : As per the decision of the Rajkot CEC of BSNLEU the WB Circle has requested the District leaders to conduct conventions on 3 most burning issues of working class of India at present. The issues are a) Communal Harmony, b) against the harmful effects of Neo Liberal Economy, and c) demanding immediate implementation of the 10 point demands raised by the Central TUs. It is learnt that many District Unions of BSNLEU WB Circle,  like Purulia, Bankura, Suri, Malda, Berhampore, Raiganj have decided to organise District level conventions. At the same time the other District Unions like Kolkata, Asansol, Burdwan, Siliguri, Krishnagar have already conducted conventions which were attended by maximum number of employees. At Kolkata the Circle convention will be held on 16th March, 2014 at CTO TI Hall, Com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS and Circle Secy. of BSNLEU WB Circle will address the gathering along with other leaders. Let us organize convention at District Level and appraise the employees with the present scenario and make the State Level convention on 16th March a historic one.

 

UPDATED ON 07-04-2014 AT 1430 HRS.

Branch Conference of BSNLEU Habra Br. held successfully: The Branch Conference of BSNLEU, Habra Br. was held on 05th April, 2014 at Habra Telephone Exchange. After hoisting of Red Flag and garlanding of martyrs column the conference was inaugurated by Com. Biplab Das, Secy. BSNLCC WB.  In the Delegate Session, the Draft Report and Accounts were presented to the house. After threadbare discussions the house has adopted Report and A/Cs accordingly. Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Treasurer, BSNLEU/WB Circle was also present in the conference and deliberated his speech to the delegates regarding the duties and responsibilities of BSNL employees to Save BSNL and its workers. He also appealed to the delegates to act accordingly during the coming days. Com. Ramprasad Dutta, Dist. Secy. also spoke to the delegates. The house then unanimously elected Com. Goutam Chatterjee, Com. Asoke Kr. Raha and Com. Amal Chakraborty as President, Branch Secretary & Treasurer respectively  for the next term.

BSNLEU Siliguri District has organised a Seminar to change the development scenario in Darjeeling District. <<A Report>>

UPDATED ON 04-04-2014 AT 1730 HRS.

Circle Secretary BSNLEU WB discussed the Development Scenario of Gangtok SSA with GM Gangtok: The Circle Secretary BSNLEU WB met with GM Gangtok on 31st March, 2014 and conveyed the resentment of the workers which was discussed in the District Conference of Gangtok. Com Mitra told the GM that the decrease of Revenue to the tune of nearly Rupees 1.5 Crore during this year, is not at all desirable. He also complained that holding of development meeting is very much irregular in this division. It seems that unhappiness mind set up of the employees has caused the  deteriorating situation in terms of Revenue Collection in Gangtok division. After a long discussion on different issues the GM has assured that efforts will be taken towards the betterment of the present situation, it was also decided that the Works committee meeting will be held shortly. Comrade T. P. Pradhan, District Secretary Gangtok, who was also present in the meeting assured to extend full support to give better service to the subscribers and at the same time he also requested the GM to settle the Staff problems in Gangtok division. 

BSNLEU WB Circle Circular No. 04 (Bangla)

UPDATED ON 02-04-2014 AT 1600 HRS.

BSNL WB Circle has succeeded to increase income: It is learnt that BSNL WB Circle has been able to increase both Revenue Collection and Gross Collection a little in this financial year (i.e. 2013-2014). In spite of lot of constraints (like non availability of Store Materials, huge cable cuts, ill bill distribution to the subscribers, change of tariff for L/L service etc.) the entire BSNL WB Employees have been able to retain a positive figure so far as the collection is concerned. BSNLEU WB Circle conveys red salute to all for this achievement. It is to be mentioned also that due to sustained persuasion, close vigilance, just interference on different problems by the BSNLEU  leaders and organizers, right from the State to Branch level, WB Circle could make a positive figure in the collection arena. Let us continue struggle to save BSNL unitedly, in the coming days.       

UPDATED ON 31-03-2014 AT 1330 HRS.

Trade Union Class held at Asansol successfully. << A Report>>, <<Click for Pics>>

The District Conference of BSNLEU Jalpaiguri District Union held successfully:  The District Conference of BSNLEU, Jalpaiguri District was held on 29th March, 2014 at GM Office, Jalpaiguri. After hoisting of Red Flag and garlanding of martyrs column the conference was inaugurated by Comrade Amitava Chattopadhyay, Treasurer, BSNLEU WB Circle, narrating the present scenario of BSNL and its workers. Com Chattopadhyay also gave a brief description regarding the present National and State situation and requested the entire gathering to work accordingly in the coming days. Later Com. Sujit Chakraborty (SNEA), Com. Manik Mukherjee, (AIBDPA), Com. Sukhen Sen, (Veteran leader of P & T movement) delivered their valuable speeches. Mr. Arindam Basu, AGM, Jalpaiguri  was also present and spoke to the members in the Open Session. In the Delegate Session, the District Secretary and Treasurer have submitted Draft Report and Accounts to the house. After threadbare discussions the house has adopted Report and A/Cs accordingly. In fine, the house unanimously elected Com. Rebati Mohan Sarkar, Com. Prabir Kr. Ghosh and Com. Anirban Chakraborty as President, Distrct Secretary & Treasurer respectively  for the next term . <<Click for Photos>>

Foundation Day of BSNLEU celebrated with "Blood Donation Camp" at Sainthia by Suri District. <<A report>>.

UPDATED ON 26-03-2014 AT 1600 HRS.

BSNLEU ETR Dist. has organised Trade Union Class. <<News>>. <<Click for Pics>>.

UPDATED ON 25-03-2013 AT 1630 HRS.

Is it a crime to Organise Blood Donation Camp to celebrate the Foundation Day of BSNLEU?? The District Secretary BSNLEU, SURI District has been questioned by the Civil Administration  for organising Blood Donation Camp on 22nd March, 2014 at Sainthia, on the eve of the 14th Foundation Day of BSNL Employees Union. It is learnt that the Civil Administration is not at all satisfied with this attitude of BSNLEU, Suri District, though the District Union has obtained  prior permission from the Authority in writings to conduct this programme.  The entire employees of Suri SSA is surprised with the attitude of the Administration and they have expressed their strong resentment in this issue.

The District Conference of BSNLEU Durgapur and Berhampore District Unions held successfullt: a) The District Conference of BSNLEU, Durgapur District was held on 23rd March, 2014 at Durgapur City Centre Office. After hoisting of Red Flag and garlanding of martyrs column the conference was inaugurated by Comrade Dhananjoy Ganguly, Senior Leader of BSNLEU WB Circle. later Com. Subrata Sinha (BEFI), Com Uday Ghosh (12TH July Comm.), Com Bimal Mondal (AIBSNLEA)and Com Dhurjati Prasad Mukherjee (SNEA) delivered their valuable speeches. The District Secretary and Treasurer have submitted draft Report and Accounts to the house. After threadbare discussions the house has adopted Report and A/Cs accordingly. Comrade Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU WB Circle has delivered his valuable speech almost at the end of the conference. Com Mitra in his speech narrated the present situation of BSNL, BSNL Employees and also the present situation of our Country as well as the State. In fine, the house unanimously elected Comrade Uttam Kr. Majumder, Comrade Sunil Kr. Garai and Comrade Santi Nath Karak as President, District Secretary & Treasurer for the next term.

b) The District Conference of BSNLEU, Berhampore District was held on 23rd March, 2014 at Berhampore Telephone Exchange. The Red Flag of BSNLEU was hoisted by the  District President Comrade Samir Kr. Dutta. The Martyrs Column was garlanded by the leaders including Comrade Madhusudan Saha, Asst. Treasurer, BSNLEU WB & Comrade Mamata Sarkar,  Org. Secy. BSNLEU WB Circle. The District Conference was  inaugurated by Comrade Tarun Acharya, leader 12th July Comm. Comrade Amitava Chattopadhyay, Treasurer, BSNLEU WB Circle addressed the Open Session, narrating the present scenario of BSNL and its workers. Com Chattopadhyay also gave a brief description regarding the present National and State situation and requested the entire gathering to work accordingly in the coming days. Later the District Secretary and the Treasurer have submitted draft Report and Accounts to the house. After threadbare discussions, especially by the 7 Branch Secretaries and other delegates, the house has adopted the Report and A/Cs accordingly. Com Mintu Debnath, Org. Secy., BSNLEU, WB Circle also delivered his valuable speech. In fine, the house unanimously elected Comrade Biswarup Hazra, Comrade Sekhar Sarkar and Comrade Amal Kr. Saha as President, District Secretary & Treasurer for the next term.    

UPDATED ON 24-03-2014 AT 1130 HRS.

The District Conferences of CGMT (O), QA held with the determination to Save BSNL & to protect the rights of the Employees: a) The District Conference of the QA District of BSNLEU WB Circle was held on 22nd March, 2014 at "QA Bhawan", Sector V, Salt lake. After hoisting of Red Flag and garlanding of Martyrs column, Comrade Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary BSNLEU WB Circle inaugurated the conference and narrated the duties and responsibilities of the BSNL Employees in the present scenario. After discussion on the draft Report & Accounts the house unanimously elected  Com. Bijoli Ganguly, Com Uttam Gope and Com. Madan Prasad Shaw as President, Secretary and Treasurer of the District Union respectively.

b) The District Conference of BSNLEU, CGMT (O) District was held on 21st March, 2014 at the Recreation Club Hall, CGMT (Office) Kolkata. The Red Flag was hoisted and the Martyrs Column was garlanded by the leaders. The District Conference was inaugurated by Com Amitava Chattopadhyay, Treasurer, BSNLEU WB Circle. Later Com Anindya Sarkar, Zonal Convenor, Kolkata Com. Asish Das, Asstt. Circle secy. BSNLEU WB Circle also deliberated their speeches. The Dist. Secretary & Treasurer  presented the draft report and the accounts to the house and after discussion the house unanimously adopt the report and accounts. Later Com Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU WB has given his valuable speech to the delegates. In fine, Com Samir Kanti Nandy, Com Sujoy Sarkar & Com Bidyut Goswami were elected unanimously as President, Dist. Secretary and Treasurer for the next term.

The 14th Foundation Day of BSNL Employees Union was observed successfully in WB Circle: The 14th Foundation day of BSNL Emplyees Union was observed with all seriousness & enthusiasm throughout the West Bengal Circle. The Leaders and organisers gathered in the Office/Exchange and hoisted Red Flag, garlanded Martyrs column to pay respect to our beloved departed leaders. The news so far came to the Circle Union that Blood Donation camps were organized both at Tarakeshwar (Kolkata SSA) and at Sainthia (Suri SSA). A central programme was organized at CTO TI Hall Kolkata by the BSNLEU WB Circle & Kolkata Zonal Committee, where 9 Districts of BSNLEU WB Circle situated in and around Kolkata celebrated the occasion with a Seminar and Cultural prograamme by the members of CTO, TCO, CGMT(O) and Kolkata SSA. The subject of the seminar was --" National Integrity in the eyes of the Working Class" which was addressed by the eminent Professor Dr. Shyamal Chakraborty of Calcutta University. Com. Animesh Mitra, CS BSNLEU WB Circle initiated the programme with his very short speech in which he told the history of the struggle of BSNLEU during last 13 years and also requested the members to take oath to resist the attack on BSNL in the coming days. The programme was anchored by Com Amitava Chattopadhyay, Treasurer & Convenor Cultural sub committee BSNLEU WB Circle. <<Click here for Photos>>

UPDATED ON 21-03-2014 AT 1200 HRS.

At last after long persuasion by the Circle Union the Authority has agreed to set up to Print Telephone Bill at CTO Kolkata: The BSNLEU WB Circle was demanding for a long period to print and distribute Telephone Bills utilizing our own employees. It was one of the demands during the Hunger Fast programme held on 30th September & 01st October, 2013. This issue was also discussed several time with the Authority, including Development meeting and Circle Council Meetings. On 19th March a meeting was held in the chamber of GM Kolkata where GM(Finance) along with other officers and Com Animesh Mitra, CS, Com Ramprasad Dutta, DS Kolkata SSA and Com R.R. Das, DS CTO Kolkata from the Staff side discussed the issue in detail. After threadbare discussion it was decided by the Authority that infrastructure for Printing of Telephone bills will be set up centrally at CTO Kolkata at the earliest. Com Animesh Mitra & Com Amitava Chattopadhyay discussed the issue of Telephone Bill printing and distribution at Asansol & Jalpaiguri with the CGM and Gm (Finance). After discussion it was also decided that  infrastructures of printing of Telephone Bills will also be set up at Asansol and Jalpaiguri SSAs. The two District Secretaries are therefore requested to keep close watch on the issue. <<View letter issued to CGMT>>

UPDATED ON 20-03-2014 AT 1700 HRS.

How the WBT Circle will revive ??-----BSNL Employees Union  is very much concerned: Nowadays, it became a regular feature that the subscribers are not getting BSNL service (e.g. Broadband, Mobile etc.) on Sundays/Holidays in most of the places in West Bengal. At the beginning it started in some Districts but at present almost all the Districts are being induced with this feature. The Authority is quite conversant with this problem but they are very much indifferent, specially at the base level. In most of the areas cable cut is a big problem, still the authority is not taking proper action against the miscreants. At the same time they are also not taking proper steps to repair/restore the service immediately.  Due to failure of BSNL communication, VAS services like Leased Circuits, CDR Services etc. the WBT circle is losing a lump of revenue every month. Com Animesh Mitra along with other Circle leaders met CGMT WB, GM ETR & GM Kolkata SSA and demands immediate solution of this issue. Accordingly it is decided that a meeting will be held in the chamber of CGMT WB on 24th March,2014 towards the solution of the problem, where GM ETR & GM Kolkata and other concerned officials of four districts adjacent to Kolkata will also be present. Let's hope for the best !! BSNLEU WB Circle is keeping close watch on this issue.       

BSNLEU WB Circle Circular No. 03. <<Click here>>

Meeting of the Reception Committee for the AIC of BSNLEU Kolkata held on 18-03-2014: The first meeting of the Reception Committee was held at K.G. Bose Smriti Bhavan on 18th March, 2014 at 1500 Hrs. Joint Secretaries Com. Animesh Mitra & Com. Saibal Sengupta narrated in detail before the organisors of four Circle unions, under what situation we are going to hold  such a huge task. They have also told regarding budget, mode of collection of money from the members and other pros and cons of the AIC. Twelve sub-committees (e.g Finance, Accommodation, Decoration, Food, Transport, Media & Publicity, Cultural, Women etc)  were formed in this meeting- In fine  a sum of Rupees Fifty thousand was donated by BSNLEU, WB Circle to the treasurer Com. Omprakash Singh of the Reception Committee. 

Circle Union met CGMT WB to solve unsettled issues immediately: Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secy. BSNLEU WB Circle alongwith Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay and Prabir Chatterjee met CGMT WB yesterday i.e on 19th March, 2014 to settle some just demands immediately. The leaders mainly highlighted the demands like a) abnormal delay for Rule 8 Transfer cases, b) settlement of 10% BCR cases, c) non availability of Cables for maintenance work, d) settlement of pending  NEPP cases, d) settlement of HRA cases of Raniganj & Domohani, f) immediate action against poor development & maintenance work of different SSAs like Siliguri, Malda etc. g) all out initiation to Print and Distribute Telephone bills ( specially at CTO, Asansol, Jalpaiguri)  The Authority has assured that the cases will be looked into with utmost priority.

UPDATED ON 18-03-2014 AT 1230 HRS.

Observe the foundation day of BSNL Employees Union on 22nd March, 2014, in a befitting manner: As per the direction of the BSNLEU CHQ and decision taken at Rajkot CEC the BSNLEU WB Circle calls upon all the District/Branch Secretaries to observe the BSNLEU foundation day on 22nd March, 2014 in a befitting manner. The Dist/Br. secretaries are also requested to hoist our Red Flag and pay homage to the departed leaders. Gate meetings, Seminar, Blood Donation camp etc may be organised on this occasion. In Kolkata the nine district unions will jointly observe the day at CTO TI Hall at 1 P. M. by holding a Seminar on "National Integrity--Role of Working Class" which will be addressed by Dr. Shyamal Chakraborty, cultural programme will also be staged on this occasion. It is learnt that there will be Blood Donation Camp at Howrah-Hooghly Branch of BSNLEU Kolkata District and also at Sainthia Telephone exchange  jointly by BSNLEU, BSNLCMU & AIBDPA Suri Dist. The Asansol District will also organise programme to celebrate the Foundation Day. 

UPDATED ON 15-03-2014 AT 1530 HRS.

BSNLEU CTO Kolkata Dist. donates for AIC: The BSNLEU CTO Dist has organised a donation camp on 14th March2014, where the members of the District Union handed over a sum of Rs 50000/- towards AIC Kolkata to Com Animesh Mitra, Joint Secretary Reception Committee. A meeting in this regard was also organised at CTO TI Hall where Com Animesh Mitra has requested the members to involve themselves wholeheartedly to make the ensuing AIC Kolkata a historic one. <<Click here>>  

International Women's Day observed in West Bengal. <<Click Here>>

UPDATED ON 14-03-2014 AT 1300 HRS.

CGMT District Union organised a Donation Camp with enthusiasm : << A report>>

UPDATED ON 13-03-2014 AT 1200 HRS.

District conference of Purulia and  Branch Conference of Burdwan held successfully: a) The District conference of BSNLEU Purulia held on 09-03-2014 at Purulia Telephone Exchange. After hoisting of Red Flag and garlanding of martyrs column the conference was inaugurated by Comrade Dhruba Singh, Veteran Leader of Telecom movement. The leaders of 12th July committee and CGCC were also present in the open session and deliberated their speeches. Comrade Shyamapada Gord, Assistant Circle Secretary of BSNLEU WB Circle also spoke on the occasion. Later the Draft Report and Accounts were placed and the members exchanged their opinions. At last the conference unanimously decides Comrade Sachindev Barman, Comrade Narsingh Paswan and Comrade Shaibal Chakraborty as President, District Secretary and Treasurer respectively for the next term.

b) The Branch conference of BSNLEU Burdwan Branch was conducted on 09-03-2014 amidst lot of enthusiasm by the members. More than 175 members were present in the conference. After hoisting of Red Flag and garlanding of martyrs column, Comrade Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU WB Circle, inaugurated the conference narrating the present situation of BSNL, duties of the BSNL employees, demands of the workers, present scenario of the country as well as of the State. Comrade Maniklal Das, Assistant Circle Secretary of BSNLEU WB Circle and President of the BSNLEU Burdwan District and Com Amar Chakraborty also spoke on the occasion. Later on a seminar was organised which was addressed by Comrade Animesh Mitra, CS BSNLEU, WB Circle, Com. Adhir Das, AIBSNLEA, Com L.N. Das, SNEA, Com. Prashant Mondal, FNTO. Mr. R.N. Pal, DGM Burdwan has also attended the conference. In fine the house unanimously elected Com. Sk. Ali Hossain, Com. Sapan Mallick and Com Sultan Ahmad Khan as Branch President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively for the next term.

UPDATED ON 11-03-2014 AT 1200 HRS.

Donation from the Members for the AIC Kolkata has already been started: As decided by the Circle Union to donate Rs. 1000/- per member for the ensuing All India Conference to be held at Kolkata in the month of November, 2014 the members have started to contribute with full enthusiasm. Accordingly Members of Burdwan District have came forward and donated a lump of Rs.30000/- to the Circle Secretary on the eve of Burdwan Branch conference. it is learnt that some District Unions like CGMT(O), CTO have already decided to hold "Donation Camp" on 13th and 14th March, 2014 respectively where the members will donate their contribution to the Circle Secretary. The Circle Union therefore request the District Secretaries to take utmost effort towards the collection for AIC Kolkata and if possible hold such type of Camps for wide propaganda in their Districts. The Circle representatives will be present in those camps.

The Circle Conference of BSNLEU WB Circle deferred: The Circle Office Bearers of BSNLEU WB Circle in their vital meeting held on 10th March, 2014 have decided to defer the ensuing Circle Conference which was scheduled to be held from 18th to 21st April, 2014, at Krishnagar, West Bengal. The Circle Office Bearers after threadbare discussion have compelled to defer the date due to 16th Parliament Election. It was also decided that the next date of the Circle Conference will be announced in consultation with the Reception Committee of Krishnagar.

UPDATED ON 07-03-2014 AT 1300 HRS.

Observe International Women's Day in a befitting manner: The International Women's Day is observed on 8th March throughout the World since 1911. It is needless to mention that day by day while the entire world is realising the importance  of Women almost in every sphere of life but in India the situation is totally different. Here the women are being neglected in all spheres at home, work spot, in wages, social status. Moreover they are sexually harassed/molested in this country. The state of West Bengal nowadays has become the most unsafe territory so far the safety, security of womens are concerned. Keeping all the features in view the BSNLEU CHQ has already requested to observe International Women's Day in a befitting manner. District secretaries are requested to organise the programme immediately and inform the date and venue of the programme to the Circle Union, because the working class has to take all initiative to change the scenario. In BSNL 25% women employees are working, it is the duty of the leaders/organisers to ensure justice to women. This year the theme of IWD is "Inspiring Change", let us make a change for the benefit of the entire women of this country.     

Forum leaders of West Bengal Circle discussed regarding Development of this Circle & proposed merger of BSNL-MTNL  : A meeting of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations of Executives & Non executives was held on 06 March, 2014 at CTO Union Room to discuss regarding the problems of Development in BSNL WB Circle as well as regarding the proposed merger of BSNL-MTNL . All the leaders of the Unions/Associations [AIGETOA (Com Suvashis Pal & ors.), SNEA (Com Tapas Ghosh & ors), AIBSNLEA (Com Aniruddha Bose), FNTO (Com Narayan Ch. Saha), NFTE-BSNL (Com. Salil Bose, Bidyut Mukherjee & ors.), SNATTA (Com. Amit Khan) & BSNLEU (Com Amitava Chattopadhyay & Debashis Khan)] of West Bengal Circle were present in the meeting. Com Animesh Mitra, Convenor of the Forum initiated the discussion with his observation and requested the leaders to give their esteemed opinion on these two issues. The leaders have expressed their strong resentment over the poor development scenario of this Circle and also gave their valued opinion regarding the merger issue. In fine it was decided unanimously that the Unions/Associations will i) motivate the workers in this changed scenario towards the survival of BSNL and also to increase revenue in this Circle, ii) demand proper marketing for the expansion of service, iii) demand necessary store material and fund to carry on day to day service, iv) leaders will jointly place their demands regarding development of BSNL and expansion in this state to the CGMT and v) the leaders will again review their decisions after the Development Meeting of 7th March, 2014 with CGMT. Regarding merger the leaders have opined that BSNL should not take the liabilities of MTNL and pending HR issues should be settled at the earliest. Com Swapan Basu, Leader AIBSNLEA presided over the meeting.   

UPDATED ON 06-03-2014 AT 1200 HRS.

At last the WB Circle Authority has decided to seat for Development with all Unions/Associations: The BSNLEU WB Circle has demanded to discuss regarding the development of BSNL WB Circle since last couple of months. It is to be reiterated that almost in every meeting the Staff Side has requested the Authority to exchange views regarding development and betterment of service of BSNL in the state to get more revenue. But it is observed that the authority did not convene any meeting involving all the Unions/Associations regarding development issue. The CS BSNLEU WB Com. Animesh Mitra has issued number of letters to the CGMT WB to arrange Development meeting both at Circle as well as SSA levels. It may be recalled that during the two days hunger strike held on 30th September & 01st October, 2013 it was one of the demands of BSNLEU to discuss development issues with the Staff Side. However as a result of continuous struggle and persuasion of BSNLEU WB Circle, the BSNL WB Authority has at last decided to hold a meeting on 7th March, 2014 regarding development. The District Secretaries are therefore requested to keep a close vigil in this issue and if necessary at once inform the Circle Secretary regarding any sort of problem regarding BSNL service in their SSAs, immediately. Let us save BSNL and earn more revenue.  

UPDATED ON 05-03-2014 AT 1230 HRS.

Make the slogan "Work on seat and fight on street" in true sense: Dear Comrades, this is the last month of the financial year 2013-2014. It is learnt that the Cash inflow of BSNL WBT Circle up to February 2014 is about Rs. 600 Cr. & the Revenue growth is about 1.39%. From the above fact it is clear that more revenue can be earned this time. It is also learnt that the revenue collection is good i.r.o.  BB & GSM services but poor for Landline service. From the figures received so far it is seen that some SSA has done little better but in some SSA performance is bad compared to last year. So please meet your GM/AO and discuss about the revenue status of your District. Exert all out effort to earn more revenue, keep close watch to the problems like Cable Cut, BTS maintenance & BB maintenance etc. This year already we have achieved 75% of the targeted revenue. try to make it 90%. if Kerala and Orissa can do better then there should not be any problem for West Bengal Circle. This year tariff has been changed also which will help us to earn more revenue, if the existing connections are alive and active. Please recall that we have to make the slogan "Work on seat and fight on Street in reality. So motivate and mobilise your workers to achieve the goal. 

UPDATED ON 04-03-2014 AT 1600 HRS.

Resist the attack on BSNL!!!! It is learnt that  the government takes arbitrary decision for merger of BSNL and MTNL, with out resolving the Disinvestment, HR and other related issues as also on the formation of a Tower Company, bifurcating BSNL. It is needless to mention that due to continuous struggle of the BSNL employees under the leadership of BSNL Employees Union the Govt. could not disinvest 1% share of BSNL till date. On the other hand MTNL is disinvested to the tune of 46.5%. Moreover many unsettled  HR issues are not being settled by the BSNL Authority. The Govt though has sufficient time to meet the Private Companies and favourably consider their view points, finds no time to meet  the Unions/Associations of BSNL and do something for the betterment of BSNL service and solve the unsettled issues of the BSNL employees. At this juncture if the Govt as well as the Authority take the decision to merge BSNL with MTNL or try to bifurcate BSNL to form a Tower company, it will create huge resentment amongst the employees. Keeping all these in view the Forum of Unions/Associations has already met yesterday and decided to go on indefinite strike and also calls upon all the unions/associations of executives & non executives to be ready for immediate action if the Govt. takes any derogative decision against BSNL and its employees. Therefore the District Secretaries are requested to feel the situation and take immediate action to get everybody ready for greater & united struggle.   

UPDATED ON 03-03-2014 AT 1500 HRS.

After active persuasion of BSNLEU WB Circle the BSNL WBT Authority itself is going to prepare the Telephone Bills centrally at CTO Kolkata: The BSNLEU WB Circle is demanding since last one and half year to the Circle Authority to  prepare & distribute the Telephone Bills for the subscribers at own initiation, involving the existing employees (both regular and non regular employees). The Circle Union has observed that due to poor distribution and non availability of Telephone Bills, the subscribers fail to deposit their bill amount in time. Moreover it is also seen that in most of the SSAs a  good number of duplicate bills are issued every month to the esteemed customers. As a result of which BSNL WB Circle is loosing revenue for non availability of bills at the same time this Circle has to expend a  good lump for the issuance of duplicate bills. Therefore to avoid this situation and to obtain good revenue from the subscribers The Staff Side had several discussions with the authority including Circle Council in the past. At last Com. Animesh Mitra, CS BSNLEU WB Circle had a meeting in this regard with CGMT, GM(HR) & GM (Fin) on 28-02-2014. It is heard that Jalpaiguri and Asansol has already taken some steps in this regard, the GM (Fin) also had a talk with CPMG in this matter. It is demanded by the Staff Side that the Authority may take some steps so that the Telephone Bills may be prepared centrally at CTO Kolkata for the entire Circle and distributed throughout the Circle. The authority has assured that the matter will be looked into very seriously. 

The Branch Conference of  BSNLEU & BSNLCMU Tamluk Br. held successfully: The Branch conference of both BSNL Employees Union and BSNL Casual Mazdoor Union Tamluk Branch was held on 02nd March 2014 at Telephone Exchange Tamluk. At the outset the Red Flag  was hoisted by Comrade Ajit Kumar Mondal president BSNLEU. The leaders have also paid their floral tributes to the martyrs. Com Susanta Ghosh, Veteran leader of BSNLEU WB Circle inaugurated the joint Open Session. later Comrade Debashis Khan, leader BSNLEU WB circle and Comrade Tarak Kundu, leader BSNLCMU WB Circle addressed in the Open Session. The delegate session was conducted separately, where Com Madhab Chandra Das, Br. Secy has placed the draft report and the delegates have discussed on various issues. Com. Pranab Mitra, Dist Secy. Kharagpur and Com Debashis Khan, Org. Secy. BSNLEU WB  also gave their valuable opinion in the delegate session. The house has elected unanimously Comrade Sudhangshu Acharjee, Madhab Ch Das & Ramnandan Singh as President, Branch Secretary and Treasurer respectively for the next term. <<Click Here>>   

UPDATED ON 1-03-2014 AT 1230HRS.

BSNL Workers in West Bengal Telecom Circle protest against the decision of merger of BSNL & MTNL : Within a very short notice lunch hour demonstration was held at the call of the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations,  in offices and exchanges in West Bengal Telecom Circle against the decision of the Central Govt. to merge BSNL and MTNL. As per intimation received by the Circle Union the demonstration was held at CTO, ETR and Circle office. Com. Animesh Mitra, Convener of the Forum spoke before the gathering at Circle office.The decision of merger is unilateral,   without consulting the Unions and Associations of BSNL. The Central Govt is going to merge BSNL and MTNL without solving the problems of disinvestment of MTNL, Financial liabilities of MTNL and HR issues etc. As per intimation received from Com. Animesh Mitra, DGS, BSNLEU (CHQ) that discussions are going amongst the leaders of the Forum to go for higher form of agitation against this decision. So comrades get ready for the struggle to save BSNL. << Click here for photos>> 

Hold Branch and District conference immediately : Comrades you are once again requested to hold Branch and District conferences immediately, if due. In the mean time various Branch and Districts have conducted  their conferences as per schedule. Please cooperate with the Circle Union.   

UPDATED ON 27-02-2014 AT 1400 HRS

Excerpts of the Lecture By Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU in the Trade Union Class held on 23-02-2014 <<Click here>>

Excerpts of the lecture by Com. Pranab Chattopadhyay, eminent leader in the Trade Union class held on 23-02-2014 <<Click here>>

Reception Committee for  7 th All India Conference formed : Reception Committee for the 7 th All India Conference of BSNL Employees Union, which will be held in Kolkata, was formed on 22nd February, 2014 in the Telecom Institute hall in presence of General Secretary, Com. P. Abhimanyu, in a over crowded house. The AIC will be held jointly by the four Circle unions of BSNLEU - West Bengal Circle, Calcutta Telephones Circle, Stores Circle & Factory Circle.

Com. Sisir Bhattacharjee, a veteran leader of Telecom movement, will grace the post of Chairman of the Reception Committee. Com. Adhir Kumar Sen, Vice President, CHQ / Circle Secy. Stores Circle elected as Working Chairman. Com. Animesh Mitra, DGS CHQ/  Circle Secy., WB Circle and Com. Saibal Sengupta, AGS CHQ/ Circle Secy., CTD Circle elected as Joint Secretary. Com. Omprakash Singh, Circle Secy., Factory Circle elected as Treasurer and Com. Tushar Mukherjee elected as Asstt. Treasure of the Reception Committee. Com. P. Abhimanyu along with other leaders of the Reception Committee addressed before 300 enthusiastic comrades. Comrade Animesh Mitra, DGS/CS, WB circle appealed to the members to take the challenge to make the 7th AIC a grand success and a memorable one. << Click here for photos>>

UPDATED ON 26-02-2014 AT 1530 HRS.

Excerpts of the Lecture of Com. Dhanajoy Ganguly on 22-02-2014, TU Class at TI hall : <<Click here>>

UPDATED ON 26-02-2014 AT 1335 HRS.

Birth Centenary of Com. Jyoti Basu celebrated by BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle with full enthusiasm : Birth Centenary of Com. Jyoti Basu was celebrated by BSNLEU, WB Circle with full enthusiasm amongst the workers. The occasion was celebrated for two days on 22nd & 23rd February, 2014 by holding of Trade Union Class. On the first day before the TU class started, the leaders and workers paid floral tribute to the great leader. On the first Day Com. Dhanajoy Ganguly, Veteran Leader spoke on the subject " The Working Class Movement in the Public Sector in the Country." The class continued up to 4 PM. Later Com. Animesh Mitra, Deputy GS, Circle Secretary spoke briefly on the latest position of BSNL. More than 300 comrades of all the District Unions of West Bengal, except district unions of North Bengal, participated in TU class with enthusiasm. 

On 23rd February, 2014 Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU spoke on the subject " Impact of New Lebaration  Policy on BSNL". In second half Com. Pranab Chaatopaphyay spoke on the subject "Communal Harmony & Role of the Working Class". Earlier Com. Abhimanyu was felicitated by West Bengal Circle on his Superannuation.  <<Click here for photos>>

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UPDATED ON 21-02-2014 AT 1315 HRS.

District Conference of BSNLEU, ETR District held in a befitting manner : << A report in Bengali>> << Click here for photos>>

UP DATED ON 20-02-2014 AT 1345 HRS.

BSNLEU, WB Circle is going to hold Trade Union Class to commemorate the birth centenary of Com. Jyoti Basu : Comrades you are aware that BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle is going to hold Trade Union Class to commemorate the birth centenary of our great leader Com. Jyoti Basu on 22nd & 23rd February, 2014 at Telecom Institute Hall, CTO, Kolkata. The Class will start at 1230Hrs on 22nd February, 2014. District and Branch Secretaries are requested to inform the Circle Secretary regarding number of participants from District/Branch, to enable the Circle Union to make arrangements for their stay at Kolkata. Please cooperate with the Circle Union. 

UP DATED ON 18-02-2014 AT 1200HRS.

Asansol Convention Photographs <<Click Here>>

BSNLEU Asansol District Holds a Colourful Convention << A Report>>

Branch Conference of BSNLEU, Industrial Branch, Durgapur held successfully : Branch conference of BSNLEU, Industrial Branch, Durgapur held on 16.02.2014 with full enthusiasm in the exchange building. More than sixty workers participated in this conference. Com. Debashis Khan, Organising Secretary, BSNLEU, WB Circle hoisted the Red Flag of our union and laid flower writhe in martyrs column to pay respect to the martyrs along with other leaders. The conference was also inaugurated by Com. Debashis Khan. Com. Goutam Chakraborty, Branch Secretary, Industrial Branch placed the annual report before the house, which was unanimously accepted by the house, after discussion. Com. Santi Ranjan Das, Com. Goutam Chakraborty and Com Nemai Dutta were elected as President, Branch Secretary and Treasurer respectively. Com. Chinnibas Murmu and Com Dilip Kumar jointly presided over the meeting.

Circle administration has taken a positive step to earn more revenue : After sustained struggle by BSNLEU, WB Circle CGMT, WBT Circle has issued one circular on 10th February, 2014 addressed to all GMs at the SSA level for holding the Development Committee meetings to review the development scenario at the SSA level in presence of the Unions/ Associations. Only one and half month left for this financial year and our Circle Union has given a call to take all out efforts to make this Circle better and viable one. So District/Branch Secretaries are requested to attend this Development meeting positively and place your valuable suggestions before the management so that we can earn some more revenue in this year. Please send a report of the same to the Circle union so that we can take up the issues with the CGMT to settle the problems.    

UPDATED ON 12-02-2014 AT 1630 HRS.

Photos of the Kharagpur CWC of BSNLEU WB Circle. <<Click Here>>

UPDATED ON 11.02.2014 AT 1415 HRS.

CWC meeting of BSNLEU, WB Circle ended with a colourful gathering of BSNL workers in the open session at Kharagpur: The Circle Working Committee meeting of BSNLEU, WB Circle held on 1st & 2nd February, 2014 at Kharagpur. On 1st February, 2014 the meeting started with the hoisting of Red Flag by Com. S.P. Panday, Vice-president and by garlanding of martyrs column by Com. S.P. Panday, Com. Animesh Mitra, Com. Susanta Ghosh and others leaders. The CWC meeting was inaugurated by our veteran leader Com. Susanta Ghosh, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA WB Circle.Out of 89 Dist/Branch Secretaries, Fifty delegates took part in the two days proceedings. The delegates mainly spoke with determination to fight against all the miscreants in BSNL exchanges/ offices, to implement the slogan- "Work on Seat & Fight on Street" in true sense to make BSNL, WBT Circle a profitable one and to make  the ensuing AIC of BSNLEU  a historic one in Kolkata. On 2nd February, 2014 a huge open session was held at Kharagpur Telephone exchange,  Workers from different places in and around Kharagpur and also from near by districts have joined the meeting wit full enthusiasm. Com Saibal Sengupta, AGS, BSNLEU, Com Tapas Ghosh Secretary General AICCWF Com. Pranab Mitra, Dist. Secretary Kharagpur spoke on the occasion. Com. Animesh Mitra, Deputy GS BSNLEU & Circle Secretary, WB Circle made the concluding speech. Com. Susanta Ghosh, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, WB Circle presided over the open session.  

UPDATED ON 31-01-2014 AT 1230 HRS.

District Conference of C.T.O, Kolkata District held successfully : The District conference of CTO, Kolkata District held on 30.01.2014 at 11AM in the Telecom Institute Hall, Kolkata. The conference was inaugurated by our Circle Secretary Com. Animesh Mitra. Before the inaugural session the Red Flag of our Union was hoisted by Com. Anup Kr. Ghosh, Dist. President. The martyrs column was garlanded by Com. Anup Kr. Ghosh, Com. Animesh Mitra, Com. S.P. Panday, Com. Anindya Kumar Sarkar and other leaders. In a very short speech, our Circle Secretary reminded the task ahead of us and he also said what ever decision taken in respect of the problems of the staff of CTO, Kolkata, the same will be looked into by the Circle Union. Seventy two delegates out of seventy five were present in the conference. Com Biplab Das, Com. S.P. Panday & Com. Sachinandan Maity were other speakers. Com. Anindya Kumar Sarkar, Com. Rebati Raman Das and Com. Bablu Orao were elected unanimously as District President, District Secretary and Treasurer respectively.<< click here for photos>>  

UPDATED ON 29-01-2014 AT 1730 HRS.

At last the struggle wins: It is reported that the Government has decided to increase the minimum Pension to Rs. 1000/- from Rs. 250/- per month for the Pensioners under Employees Pension Scheme and EPFO. It is also learnt that the Government has decided to increase the eligibility wage ceiling under EPF scheme from Rs.6500/- to Rs.15000/-. The BSNLEU WB Circle welcomes both the decisions. At the same time it is to be kept in mind that the demand of increasing minimum Pension was one of the demands on which All the Central TUs including BSNLEU have conducted several agitational programme including strike since 2009. It is once again established that the workers have left no other option but to take resort to sustained struggle to achieve their just demands. Therefore BSNLEU WB Circle calls upon all the employees and workers to strengthen unity and fight for justice.

UPDATED ON 27-01-2014 AT 1430 HRS.

BSNLEU Asansol District agitates to change the present scenario: A massive gathering was held at DGM Office, DTO Building Asansol in front of the chamber of DGM Asansol on 24TH January, 2014 to protest the derogatory, careless, insincere ad reluctant attitude of the management due to which the development is jeopardized, hundreds of Land Line Telephone surrendered, long pending staff cases are not being settled. A strong demonstrations was held with slogans and the leaders of Branch Union and Divisional Union spoke before the gathering. District Secretary Comrade Subrata Mishra led the demonstration. After the demonstration a group of leaders of BSNLEU and BSNLCMU led by Com Subrata Mishra met the DGM Asansol. A prolonged discussion was held for long 4 hours and almost twenty cases related to  regular and non regular workers was discussed. The DGM Asansol along with AGM gave a patient hearing and assured to settle the cases as early as possible. 

 AIBDPA formed in ETR Kolkata. << News in Brief>>

UPDATED ON 22-01-2014 AT 1645 HRS.

A meeting with the Circle Union and CGM WB & ETR on the Cable Cut issue : After prolong initiation of the Circle Union a meeting was held between WBT & ETR Circle authorities in presence of the Circle secretary Com. Animesh Mitra, Com Amitava Chattopadhyay, Circle Treasurer and  District leaders of Kolkata SSA to solve the issue related to Cable cuts in Kolkata SSA. It was decided in the meeting that henceforth the authorities will physically visit the affected areas and take immediate necessary measures so that the services like Broad Band, Leased Circuits, CCN, CDR Billing etc will continue to function without interruption.

Pending Medical Cases : After much persuasion by the BSNLEU, WB Circle the pending medical cases are going to be settled to some extent. It is learnt that total 160 cases are still pending at CGMT office out of which 60cases are from Siliguri SSA. The Circle authority has decided to return those sixty cases again to GM Siliguri for settlement. Rest are from different SSAs. District are requested to look into the matter seriously so that the papers related with these cases may be forwarded to circle office as and when required.  

UPDATED ON 20-01-2014 AT 1430 HRS.

MASSIVE GATHERING AT CGMT OFFICE

A massive gathering followed by a demonstration was held at CGMT Office on 18th January, 2014 at 1PM at the call of BSNLEU, WB Circle to solve the unsettled problems of the employees, demanding the development of BSNL Service of West Bengal Circle, to take administrative steps against the hooligans in various offices/exchanges etc. A huge rally went round the CGMT Office shouting slogans. Initially a deputation of nine District Secretaries in and around Kolkata met with CGM and demanded to restore peace and harmony in offices/exchanges as well as to solve the unsettled burning problems. Later on a delegation of Circle Office Bearers led by Circle Secretary, Com. Animesh Mitra met CGMT WB Circle where GM (HR), GM (Fin) & DGM (HR) were also present. During the discussion on various issues, demonstration was  also carried out by the the BSNL workers gathered in the demonstration programme out side the chamber of CGMT. In this gathering Com. Samir Nandi, Organizing Secy. BSNLEU, WB, Com. Anindya Kr. Sarkar, Convener Kolkata Zonal Committee, Com. Ramprasad Dutta, Dist. Secy., Kolkata SSA Dist., and Com. S.P. Panday, Vice-president, BSNLEU, WB spoke before the agitating workers. After discussion on about 25 items the delegation came out of the CGM's chamber and Com. Animesh Mitra spoke before the workers. In his speech he told the workers that the Circle Union is not satisfied with the reply of the Circle administration and  very soon the Circle Office Bearers will sit together and take decision about  the next course of action. He also extended his gratitude towards the agitating workers as they have participated in a large number at the call of  the Circle Union.<< Click here for Photos>>            

UPDATED ON 16-01-2014 AT 1700 HRS.

MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION HELD AT ETP & ETR

As decided in the Circle Office bearer meeting of BSNLEU, WB Circle that demonstration will be held before the CGM of ETP and ETR on 15th and 16th January, 2014 respectively. Accordingly demonstration programme was held at CGM Office, ETP, Kolkata on 15th January, 2014 through a huge gathering. Members in and around Kolkata of nine District unions assembled in the programme demanding settlement of long pending personal cases and to expedite the development work of ETP. Similar programme was held at ETR, Kolkata on 16th January, 2014 also on long pending demands and against the reluctant attitude of the ETR authority. The main speaker was Com. Animesh Mitra in both the programme. Com. Goutam Banik, Dist Secretary, ETP, Com. Asis Das, Dist. Secy., ETR and other leaders spoke on the occasion. On both the occasion a delegation met with CGM ETP & ETR Circles to discuss the issues. It was decided that next course of action will be taken in consultation with the respective District and Circle unions.  <<Click here for Pics>>

Mobile recharge could not take place in WB Circle, Authority Silent!!! BSNLEU intervenes. << A Report>>

Circular No. 01 of 2014 of BSNLEU WB Circle. <<Click Here>>

Click for photos of the 7th Circle Conference of the BSNLCMU WB Circle.

UPDATED ON 13-01-2014 AT 1300 HRS.

7TH CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF BSNLCMU WB ENDED WITH DETERMINATION OF STRUGGLE

The two days conference of BSNL Casual Mazdoor Union West Bengal Circle was held on 11 & 12 January, 2014 at CTO Telecom Institute Hall Kolkata ended with the determination to save BSNL as well as to achieve the unsettled demands of the Non regular workers. The conference started on 11th January, 2014 at 1130 A.M. The red flag was hoisted by Com Gobinda Das, President BSNLCMU WB. Later the martyrs column and the photos of Com K.G. Bose & Moni Bose were garlanded by Com Gobinda Das, Com Tapas Ghosh, Com Animesh Mitra, Com Susanta Ghosh, Com Biplab Das  and other leaders. Com Animesh Mitra Deputy General Secretary, BSNLEU inaugurated the conference with his valuable speech. Com Saibal Sengupta, CS BSNLEU CTD, Com Biplab Das, GS BSNLCC WB and Com Tapas Banerjee, leader BSNLCCWF also spoke on the occasion.  At 1400 hrs the Open Session was held at Calcutta Telephone Bhawan, where more than 1000 comrades assembled from different Districts of West Bengal. Com Tapas Ghosh initiated the proceedings. Com Animesh Mitra, Dy GS BSNLEU, Com Saibal Sengupta, AGS BSNLEU, Com Omprakash Singh, CS Telecom Factory, Com Susanta Ghosh CS AIBDPA WB Circle and Com Arup Sarkar, CS CTTMU Calcutta deliberated their valuable speeches before the huge gathering, Com Gobinda Das presided over the meeting. The Delegate session started at 0500 P.M., and continued for the rest of 11th and the whole day of 12th January. The Draft report and Accounts were tabled before the house  Number of delegates from every nook and corner of West Bengal including Sikkim took part in the discussion. The conference discussed about various problems of the casual/ Contractual workers and also regarding the present position of BSNL as a whole. It was decided that sustained struggle will be carried on to "SAVE BSNL" and also to settle the demands e.g. regularisation of listed Casual workers, wage as per IDA pay scale , extension of facilities like EPF & ESI and other social securities etc. The conference unanimously elected Comrade Gobinda Das, Comrade Tapas Ghosh and Comrade Nemai Das as President, Circle Secretary and Treasurer respectively.       

UPDATED ON 09-01-2014 AT 1730 HRS.

Photos of the Demonstration programme organised by BSNLEU WB Circle on Madhyamgram issue on the street of Kolkata. <<Click Here>>

Two Achievements On The Eve Of New Year 2014

After sustained struggle we could achieve our goal as i) Pension for the employees of MTNL as BSNL employees and ii) 78.2% IDA for Pensioners. The workers of BSNL and MTNL were on struggle for quite a long period on the above two demands. It once again proved that sustained  struggle could make success in achieving our coveted goal. We are on struggle for a long time on the demand of Pay Scale like MTNL for BSNL employees. At the same time our demand is to pay arrear of 78.2% IDA merger for the serving employee.

Another victory of the struggle

At last one of the Casual Worker attached to Suri SSA, West Bengal  Telecom Circle got his Pension after his regular service to the Department. It is an achievement of one of the many demands for the extension of Social Securities to the Non regular Workers of BSNL which materialized after sustained struggle of BSNLCMU and BSNLEU, WB Circle.

BSNLEU always tries to expose the Truth

It is reported that CAG will audit the accounts of the  Private Tele Operators. But the Private Tele Operators are totally against this decision. It once again proved that what BSNLEU says to-day, comes true tomorrow.

 

BSNLEU, WB Circle has registered their strong protest against the brutal attack on the Women in West Bengal.

The BSNLEU, WB Circle has organised massive demonstration programme followed by a human chain in the street of busy BBD Bag in front of CTO, Kolkata to-day in protest of the sad demise of our beloved Daughter of Madhyamgram, after being tortured by the criminals. More than 500 Employees along with  Working Women attached to CTO, TCO, CGMTO, ETR, Kolkata SSA, Civil Wing, CGMTT Districts of BSNLEU WB Circle took part in the protest demonstration programme. At the outset Com Shibani Das, Com. Jhumur Bandypadhyay, Com. Banani Chattopadhyay and Com. Animesh Mitra spoke and expressed their strong resentment against the reluctant attitude of the State Government and demanded immediate investigation and proper punishment of the criminals. Flag, festoons along with placards against the violence on the women and against the derogative attitude of the State Government were displayed on the occasion.  << Click here>> << A report in the Daily>>    

 

UPDATED ON 04-01-2014 AT 1000 HRS.

Madhyamgram incident !!!! What a shame !!!! Let us protest.  

The BSNL Employees Union WBT Circle has decided to launch a protest demonstration programme on 7th January, 2014 at 0100 P.M. in front of the CTO Building Kolkata to condemn the heinous act done by the antisocials on the teenager of only 16 years old girl in the month of December,2013 at Madhyamgram. All the Nine District Unions of BSNLEU WB Circle, situated within Kolkata will take part in the programme. The passive attitude of the State Government towards the miscreants has compelled to take the decision to demonstrate on the issue. Let us make the programme all success to protect our civil life. 

Circular of BSNL Casual Mazdoor Union for ensuing Circle Conference. <<Click here>>

UPDATED ON 02-01-2014 AT 1530 HRS.

New Year 2014 !!!!! More challenges, more responsibilities. <<Click here>>

The Authority is going to change the Bank operation. <<A News>>

UPDATED ON 01-01-2014 AT 1100 HRS.

IDA INCREASES 5% W.E.F. 01-01-2014!!!!!!! It is learnt that the IDA has become 5% w.e.f. 01-01-2014. It is a good news on the  eve  of the New Year.

UPDATED ON 31-12-2013 AT 1500 HRS.

7th Circle Conference of the BSNL Casual Mazdoor Union West Bengal Circle. <<Notice>>

UPDATED ON 30-13-2013 AT 1200 HRS.    

Comrade Kali Ghosh is no more  << A Tribute>>       

PREPARATION FOR  THE ENSUING CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF BSNLCMU IS GOING ON IN FULL SWING

The Circle Conference of BSNL Casual Mazdoor Union WB Circle is going to be held on 11th & 12th January, 2014, at "Comrade Nelson Mandela Nagar" & "Comrade Kali Ghosh Mancha" (CTO Telecom Institute Hall, Kolkata). The Reception Committee has already been formed and the preparation is going on in full swing. The conference will start on 11th January, 2014 at 11 A.M. The Open Session of the conference will be held on 11th January,2014 also at  2 P.M. at Telephone Bhawan Kolkata where Comrade VAN Namboodiri, President AICCWF will deliberate his valuable speeches. The District and Branch secretaries of BSNLEU WB Circle in and around Kolkata are requested to join the meeting with a good number of members. The Dist/Br. Secys are also requested to give the name of the Volunteers for the ensuing conference. The District Secys. are requested to submit the donation collected for the BSNL Casual Mazdoor Conference within the first week of January, 2014.   

THE NEXT CWC MEETING OF BSNLEU, WB, CIRCLE WILL BE HELD AT KHARAGPUR.

The next Extended CWC meeting of BSNLEU, WB Circle will be held on 1st & 2nd February, 2014 at Kharagpur. The Kharagpur District union has already formed a Reception Committee to make the CWC meeting a grand success. In the present scenario this  extended CWC meeting is very important to the organizers and leaders. Therefore, the  District and Branch secretaries are requested to take all out effort to be present at Kharagpur in the morning of 1st February, 2014. They are also requested to contact Circle Union in this regard, if required.   

 UPDATED ON 26-12-2013 AT 1615 HRS

DEMOCRACY AT STAKE IN BSNL OFFICES/EXCHANGES IN WEST BENGAL << A Report in Bengali>>

BSNLCMU ETR DISTRICT CONFERENCE HELD SUCCESSFULLY << A Report in Bengali>>

BSNLCMU, WEST BENGAL CIRCLE ORGANISED  MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMME ON 24-12-2013 AT CIRCLE OFFICE TO ACHIEVE THEIR JUST DEMANDS.  

UPDATED ON 21-12-2013 AT 1615 HRS.

Asansol comrades commemorate the great leader Com K. G. Bose with Blood donation camp. <<A report>>

The BSNLCMU CTO Kolkata District conference is in progress to defeat the anti worker policies of the Central Govt.  Click Here.

UPDATED ON 20-12-2013 AT 1330 HRS.

PHOTOS OF THE DIST CONFERENCE OF BSNLEU TCO DISTRICT AND BRANCH CONF OF CTO KOLKATA BR. <<Click here>>

UPDATED ON 18-12-2013 AT 1200 HRS.

Blood Donation camp was organized to Commemorate  the Death anniversary of Com. K. G. Bose

A blood donation camp was organised by "KG Bose Smriti Bhawan Trust Committee" along with BSNLEU WB Circle & BSNLCMU WB Circle at KG Bose Smriti Bhawan, Kolkata on 17-12-2013 to commemorate the Death Anniversary of our great leader Com K.G.Bose. At the outset the Portrait of Com. KG Bose was garlanded  & the Blood Donation camp was also inaugurated by our veteran leader Com Sibdas Banerjee. Other leaders like Com Animesh Mitra, CS BSNLEU WB Circle, Com Tapas Ghosh, Secretary General, AICCWF, Com Susanta Ghosh, CS AIBDPA WB Circle, Com Biplab Das, GS BSNLCC WB spoke on the occasion.  Com. Dilip Das, Joint Secretary, "K G Bose Smriti Bhawan Trust", conducted the inaugural programme with his concluding welcome speech. Com. Jyotsna Bose, wife of Com Moni Bose and their son were also present in the programme. Many other leaders were present on the occasion. <<Click here for Photos>>

Leaders & Organizers are holding their conferences in time

Br. Conference of CTO Kolkata held successfully:- The 10th Branch Conference of CTO Kolkata was held on 14th December, 2013 at 1300 hrs. in the BSNLEU Union Office of CTO  Kolkata. A good number of members attended the conference. Red Flag of the Union was hoisted by the Branch President Com Asim Chakraborty and Martyrs column was garlanded by the leaders. After the opening mass songs by the cultural team of CTO Kolkata, Comrade S. P. Pande, Vice President, BSNLEU WB Circle inaugurated the conference. Later Com Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary BSNLEU WB deliberated his valuable speech to the delegates. Com Asim  Kumar Chakraborty, Com Anjana Banerjee and Com Swapan Kumar Bhowmik were elected as President, Br. Secretary and Treasurer respectively from the conference.

District Conference of TCO Kolkata ended with lot of enthusiasm and determination:- The 6th District Conference of TCO District was held on 14th December, 2013 at 1130 hrs. at TCO Recreation Club Hall, Kolkata. The Red Flag of the Union was hoisted by Com Ashutosh Das, District President. The Martyrs column was garlanded by the District president and other leaders. The cultural team of TCO presented the mass songs at the opening and the Conference was inaugurated by Com Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU WB Circle. Com Dipak Mitra, president, AIBDPA WB Circle also spoke on the occasion. After detailed discussions the house unanimously elected Com Ashutosh Das, Com Biswanath Singha and Com Sanjiban Naskar were elected President, District Secretary & Treasurer respectively. A good number of members (65 out of 87 members) were present in the Conference.

UPDATED ON 16-12-2013 AT 1700 HRS.

Circle Secretary met with GM (HR) & GM (Fin)

Today Com. Animesh Mitra, CS BSNLEU WB along with Com Amitava Chattopadhyay & Prabir Chatterjee met the GM (Fin) & GM(HR) and expressed their strong resentment on some issues like non payment of Wages to the Non regular workers in time, non payment of  required Temporary advance to the SSAs, departure of laid down rules in case of posting of TM etc. Both GM(HR) & GM (Fin) have assured the leaders that the cases will be looked into with all seriousness.

UPDATED ON 09-12-2013 AT 1430 HRS.

The Employees of WBT Circle are trying their best to make the slogan- "Work on seat, fight on Street" effective.

It is learnt from the report published by the Revenue Mgmt-Consumer Mobility Section, Corporate office New Delhi that the BSNL WBT Circle has been able to increase the GSM Revenue by 8.06% (Oct-13 VS Sep-13) & 7.28% (Oct-13 VS Oct-12) respectively in spite of all the constraints. It is also noticed in the report that the BSNL WBT Circle has also been able to realize a good lump of outstanding amount during this period. BSNLEU WB Circle conveys Red salute to all the Regular and Non regular (Casual/Contractual) Workers of the Circle for their intensive effort to achieve the result. This is simply a reflection of the slogan which was given by the Leaders from the Bankura Circle Conference that "We have to perform our duties sincerely and effectively and we will fight for justice when it requires without any hesitation". We got the result and hope that in the coming days we can be able to keep our pace to make the Circle more viable.  

Tirettabazar Branch Conference of BSNLEU, ETR District held successfully. << A brief report>>

UPDATED ON 06-12-2013 AT 1700 HRS.

Com Nelson Mandela Passed Away

Com. Nelson Mandela, a great revolutionary and  one of the greatest fighter of apartheism breathed his last to-day at the age of 95 years. We had a great privilege to hear Com. Mandela at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. He was in prison for 26 years to make South Africa free from racist forces. BSNLEU, WB Circle pays respectful homage to the departed Com. Mandela and extend condolences to his family and the entire South Africans.   

Comrade prepare yourself to fight for justice.

Yesterday a meeting of the available Circle Office bearers was held at K.G. Bose Smriti Bhavan, Kolkata where the leaders expressed their anxiety towards the reluctant attitude of the Circle administration  to solve the development * maintenance issues as well as the problems of the employees, both regular & non-regular. The Circle Secretary, Com. Animesh Mitra narrated the whole situation in detail and told the house that it was decided that if the situation remains unaltered then the Circle Union has no alternative but to take resort to extensive Trade Union action. So prepare yourself to fight for the betterment of BSNL service as well as to achieve our demands from the management.

UPDATED ON 02-12-2013 AT 1645HRS

At last the Management has compelled to convene the meeting of the "Bonus committee".

It is learnt that the BSNL Management has issued circular to conduct meeting of the "Bonus Committee" on 9th December, 2013. You must be aware of the fact that Bonus was one of the important issues of the strike which was scheduled to be held on 25th October, 2013. This is surely for our sustained struggle for which the Authority has compelled to issue the circular of the meeting.  Comrade P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU  will join the meeting as our representative and we are hopeful that the issue will be settled without any further constraint.  << Click here>>.

BRANCH CONFERENCE OF  ASANSOL EAST & RANIGANJ HELD.

Branch Conference of Asansol East was held on 24.11.2013. Com. Tapan Ghosh, Branch President hoisted the Union's Red Flag and garlanded the martyrs column along with other comrades to pay respect to the martyrs. Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Circle Treasurer inaugurated the conference. Com. Nitish Biswas of SNEA, Com. Mridul Chatterjee from 12 July Committee, Com. Shyamal Ganguly from AIBSNLEA, Com. P. Roy from AIBDPA,  Com. Siddharta Mukherjee Dist secy BSNLCMU Asansol Dvn. and Com. Subrata Misra, Dist. Secy. Asansol were the other speakers of the conference respectively. More than 100 members were present in the conference. Com. Tapan Ghosh presided over the meting. 

10th Branch conference of Raniganj Branch was held on 1st December, 2013. Com. Siyasaran Singh Branch President hoisted the union's Red Flag and garlanded the martyrs column along other comrades to pay respect to the martyrs. Com. Debashis Khan, Circle Organizing Secretary inaugurated the conference. Com. Kajal Kanti Pal from 12 July Committee, Com. Mridul Chatterjee and Priyotosh Ray from AIBDPA, Com. Siddharta Mukherjee Dist secy BSNLCMU Asansol Dvn., Com. Pranoy Mukherjee and com. Subhash Bose two branch Secretaries of Asansol Dist., Com. Aditya Roy, Asstt. Branch Secy., Com. Ramadhar Singh, Com. Suraj Biswakarma and Com. Diapk Chakraborty Br. Secy and Com. Subrata Misra, Dist. Secy. Asansol spoke on the occasion. Com. Dipak Chakraborty Com. Suraj Biswakarma and Com. Aditya Roy, were elected unanimously elected as Branch President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Raniganj branch. About 90 comrades were present in the conference. The proceedings was presided over by a presidium formed by Com. Siyasaran Singh and Com. S.N. Banerjee.  << click here for photos>>         

 

WEST BENGAL STATE HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO HOLD NEXT ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF BSNLEU.

It is our immense pleasure to announce that West Bengal State has been chosen to hold the next All India Conference of BSNLEU, which will be held tentatively in the month of October, 2014. After holding a successful CEC meeting at Kolkata, we are entrusted with this task by the CHQ. We feel honoured for the same. We have organised CEC meeting in Kolkata 3 times by the two Circle Unions, West Bengal and CTD Cicle of BSNLEU, West Bengal. We have organised All India Conference of erstwhile E3, E4, T3 and Administrative unions, before formation of BSNL, in Kolkata. Last All India Conference was held in the year 1990 of T3 union. After a long span of time we are going to hold AIC again. The All India Conference will be held jointly by 4 Circle Unions of BSNLEU in West Bengal. They are West Bengal Circle, Calcutta Telephones Circle, Stores Circle and Telecom Factory Circle. So Comrades, get ready and prepare yourself to make this All India Conference a Historic One. 

UPDATED ON 29-11-2013 AT 1700 HRS

"Use of Microphone is Prohibited" - A "Talibani Forman" of CGMT, WB Circle !!!!.

It is surprising to note that the CGMT, WB Circle has ordered to prohibit use of microphone in CGMT Office during the demonstration programme of AIBDPA, WB Circle on 28th November, 2013. We condemn this heinous act of the Circle authority. In the recent past it is observed the authority is totally reluctant to improve the BSNL service and at the same time development of WB Circle. It is also observed that that this administration is showing  deaf ears to the demands of the staff side to solve the pending issues (e.g Rule 8 transfer, CGA cases, BSNMRS cases, arrangement of fund for wage of the non-regular workers, fund for Temporary advance etc.) of the employees at the earliest. After getting several requests from the staff side the authority is totally failed to stop the recent atrocities within the BSNL office/exchanges specially at Burdwan & Purulia. It is an attack on the rights of the Trade Union activities as such we are not going to swallow such act of the administration further .  

UPDATED ON 27-11-2013 ON 1315HRS

MASSIVE PROPAGANDA IS GOING ON IN OFFICES & EXCHANGES OF BSNL IN SUPPORT OF THE PROGRAMME 'MARCH TO PARLIAMENT' ON 12TH DECEMBER, 2013.

Leaders and workers of BSNLEU, WB Circle are conducting massive propaganda in support of 'March To Parliament' on 12th December, 2013. They are conducting Gate meetings, GB meetings and narrating in details about the demands. They are also explaining being a BSNL employee why we are participating in this programme since there is our demands like No Disinvestment of Public Sector, No VRS/CRS, Withdrawal of Black PFRD bill Etc. Workers in every nook and corner are ready to hoist the Red Flag of our union and join the rally in offices and exchanges on 12th December, 2013 and to make this esteem programme a grand success.   

UPDATED ON 26-11-2013 AT 1345 HRS

KOLKATA NOTICED A HISTORIC RALLY OF BSNL REGULAR & NON-REGULAR EMPLOYEES << A Report>>

UPDATED ON 22-11-2013 1740 HRS.

BSNLEU WB Circular 20. <<Click here>>

The "Campaign Programme" as scheduled by the CHQ and Circle Union has already been held at many District/SSAs today. So far the news received by the Circle Union the BSNLEU TCO & CTO District Jointly organised the programme, Kolkata Engg Branch has also organised a meeting at CTO. The District/SSA who are going to organise the programme or has already done it are requested to send the report through email to the Circle union if possible. Comrade Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary and Amitava Chattopadhyay, Arun Sarkar, Rebati Raman Das and other leaders of BSNLEU have addressed the gathering in today's programme.

UPDATED ON 21-11-2013 1445 HRS.

ONLY THROUGH SUSTAINED STRUGGLE WE CAN ACHIEVE OUR DEMANDS. <<Few experiences>>

UPDATED ON 20-11-2013 AT 1330 HRS

TAKE EXTENSIVE EFFORT TO PROPAGATE THE ISSUES RELATED TO "MARCH TO PARLIAMENT" AND ALLIED MATTERS TO THE MEMBERS THROUGHOUT WEST BENGAL IMMEDIATELY. <<News in Brief>>

UP DATED ON 19-11-2013 AT 1400 HRS

MAKE WEEK LONG PROPAGANDA FOR 'MARCH TO PARLIAMENT'  PROGRAMME.<< Click Here>>  

UPDATED ON 14-11-2013 AT 1330 HRS

The Leaders & Organizers of BSNLEU WB Circle experienced a rare incident. <<News in brief>>

UP DATED ON 8-11-2013 AT 1430 HRS

NOVEMBER REVOLUTION DAY OBSERVED IN WEST BENGAL TELECOM CIRCLE WITH ENTHUSIASM << A Report>>

UPDATED ON 07-11-2013 AT 1330 HRS.

OBSERVE HISTORIC  "NOVEMBER REVOLUTION" DAY IN A BEFITTING MANNER

We the working class of the world, are all aware of the fact that today is the 96th anniversary of the great "November Revolution"  (as per Julian Calendar it was also known as "October Revolution") which took place in the erstwhile Russia from 7th to 17th November, 1917 under the leadership of Comrade V. I. Lenin. The entire story was correctly depicted by the famous author Mr. John Rid in his book named "Ten Days that shook the World". The world had experienced a new era which was ruled by the working class,  thus the first socialist country 'Soviet' had emerged at the cost of thousands of lives of revolutionists. Nowadays, after the fall of the 72 years regime of the "Soviet Union", the working class of the world (including India) are oppressed with the attitude of the Capitalist & Imperialist forces, we are facing unemployment, retrenchment, withdrawal of all social securities of life etc. There fore we have to strengthen our unity to fight against the derogative attitude of the oppressors. "7th November" is not only a historic day but also it is the goal and dream of the working class - 'Socialisim'. We the working class are still fighting to acheive the goal.  So Comrades, let all of us take oath today to fight &  save our working place, our society as well as our country from the "Red Eyes" of the evil Imperialist forces. Observe the day in a befitting manner hoisting of Red flag and  general meetings by which we can enthuse our employees to combat any attack on the working class as well as the common people in the near future.

UPDATED ON 04-11-2013 AT 1600 HRS.

HOLD YOUR BRANCH CONFERENCE IMMEDIATELY

As per the decision of the CWC Raiganj many of our Districts have already completed their Branch Conferences, e.g. Panagarh, Durgapur City Centre, Kanthi, Midnapore, Suri, Bolpur, Kolkata South etc. The Circle Union has got date & time of Jiaganj & Adra Branch Conferences. The Circle Union therefore request the Organizers (those who have not conducted their Branch   Conference till date) to fix the date of the Branch Conference with in 30th November, 2013 & inform the Circle Secretary immediately.

ORGANIZE SAVE BSNL CONVENTION IN YOUR DISTRICT     

It was decided in the "SAVE BSNL" convention by the leaders both at Mavlanker Hall New Delhi & Mahajati Sadan Hall, Kolkata that the convention should be Organize at the District Level after All India & State level conventions. The Circle Union till date only got the information that two Districts e.g. Suri & Bankura, have already fixed their date & venue of "SAVE BSNL" conventions. The District Secretaries are requested to take all necessary action to hold the convention in their Districts at the earliest opportunity.      

UPDATED ON 01-11-2013 AT 1300 HRS.

District and Branch Secretaries are requested to hoist our Union's Flag on the Historic day of  "November Revolution" i.e on 7th November, 2013 at every telephone exchanges and offices. You are also requested to observe the day in a befitting manner and to explain the significance of this historic day.

BENGALI CIRCULAR. << Page-1>>, <<Page-2>>

UPDATED ON 31-10-2013 AT 1445 HRS.

As decided in the available Circle office bearers meeting held on 30th October, 2013 that the renovated Union office at 249D, BB Ganguly Street will be opened on 12th November, 2013 instead of 7th November, 2013 at 1PM.

Full fledged Circle Office Bearers meeting will be held on 13th October, 2013.

District Secretaries are requested to take all out effort for development work since only five (5) months left of this financial year.

\UP DATED ON 28-10-2013 AT 1300 HRS

ATTENTION DISTRICT SECRETARIES << Click Here>>

UP DATED ON 24-10-2013 AT 1515HRS 

ATTENTION DISTRICT SECRETARIES!! << Click Here>>

ATTEND MARCH TO PARLIAMENT ON DECEMBER, 2013

As decided in the All Central Trade Union Convention at Mavalankar Hall, New Delhi on 6th August, 2013 that "March to Parliament" programme will be held on 12th December, 2013. The Central secretariat of BSNLEU has also decided to join the programme. Therefore, the District Secretaries are requested to take all out effort to attend the programme. It is also to be noted that the train tickets should be purchased in such a way that after completion of the programme comrades could return on the same day i.e on 12th December, 2013 instant.

 UP DATED  ON 23-10-2013 AT 1330 HRS

NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER

It is learnt that the National Council Meeting is going to be held tentatively in the month of November, 2013. Yesterday, leaders at CHQ submitted the agenda items for discussion to the management. Items to be discussed are mostly the charter of demands raised in the one day strike. The issues which were resolved in bilateral discussion and also the issue which need to be resolved are submitted as items for discussion. the details of the Agenda items are uploaded in the CHQ Website (www.bsnleuchq.com).

OPENING OF RENOVATED UNION OFFICE

It is our immense pleasure to announce that our renovated Union Office at 249 D, B.B. Ganguly Street, Kolkata -12 will be opened on a historical day of 7th November, 2013 at 1PM. Our Union Office has a great historical Trade Union value. From here our beloved leader Com. K.G. Bose functioned and gave leadership to the entire Central Govt. Employees. From this office organizations like PTTC, CGCC were used to function. Leaders like Com. Moni Bose, Com. Shibdas Banerjee, Com. Dilip Das and other leaders also carried on the Telecom movement in West Bengal.  Even after the formation of BSNL Employees Union from this historic Union office the entire movements of the BSNL employees are being organized till date.  

UPDATED ON 21-10-2013 AT 1630 HRS

Foundation Day of AIBDPA Observed at CTO, Kolkata. << Click here>>

Important decision taken in the available Circle Office bearers & District Secretaries meeting regarding withdrawal of One Day Strike on 25th October, 2013.

A meeting of the available Circle Office bearers and District Secretaries held today at CTO, Kolkata at 1400hrs. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary narrated in detail under what circumstances we withdraw our proposed one day strike and what was our achievement. He said that we have broke through the indifferent attitude of the BSNL Management through our  sustained struggle. We have succeeded  to resolve some important issues. But it is fact we have not achieved our goal till now. Some burning issues like Stagnation need to be resolved. We can resolve the issue in near future through sustained struggle. However it was decided unanimously in the meeting that the whole scenario to be propagated to the members up to unit level within a day or two, if it is not done today.   

UPDATED ON 19-10-2013 AT 1615 HRS

LATEST POSITION OF ONE DAY STRIKE  << Click here>>

OBSERVANCE OF FOUNDATION DAY OF AIBDPA ---- SEMINAR ON SAVE BSNL << Click here>>

UPDATED ON 17-10-2013 AT 1500 HRS.

Attention Comrades!!! It is learnt that the meeting between United Forum and BSNL Management will be held on 18th October, 2013. But whatever the situation may be, let us take full preparation for One Day Strike on 25th October, 2013 until any news from the CHQ comes.  It is to be noted  that the new E-mail address of Comrade Animesh Mitra is animeshdgs@gmail.com repeat animeshdgs@gmail.com

UPDATED ON 15-10-2013 AT 1330 HRS.

WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY VIJAYA & EID UD ZOHA

The meting between United Forum and BSNL Management which was scheduled to be held on 11.10.2013 has been deferred till 18th October, 2013 tentatively. Since Director (HR) was not available for Phailin cyclone.

UPDATED ON 10-10-2013 AT 1230 HRS.

Convention of Non Regular workers ended with full determination to save BSNL & to get their just demands.<< A report>>

UPDATED ON 09-10-2013 AT 1500 HRS.

Com Animesh Mitra, CS BSNLEU WB Circle alongwith Com Samir Nandy, Prabir Chatterjee met with GM(HR) and discussed the issues like (i) Payment of wages to the Casual/Contractual workers before Puja throughout West Bengal. (ii) Settlement of personal claims of the Regular employees e.g. Festival Advance, GPF etc. and (iii) Settlement of problems pertain to waiting candidates  who have qualified in the TM Examination.  The Authority has assured that the cases will be looked  into. 

BSNLEU WB Circle paid tribute to the departed CHQ leader Com D. Purakayastha by keeping its Red Flag Half Merged. Yesterday, Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary and other available Circle Office Bearers of BSNLEU WB Circle with full  grief and shock kept the Flag of BSNLEU half merged and observed silence. Com Mitra then briefly narrated the whole incident of the sad demise of Com. Purakayastha. Com Mitra has also expressed that with the death of Com Purakyastha, BSNLEU has lost a calm & gentle organiser. The leaders have also conveyed  deep condolences to the family members and relatives of Com Purakayastha.

UPDATED ON 07-10-2013 AT 1315 HRS.

Important message for District/ Branch Secretaries << Click Here>>

Comrade D. Purakayastha, Assistant General Secretary, BSNLEU is no more. He was suffering from Chicken Pox and passed away yesterday at 06-45 in the morning in a hospital of Guwahati. He was only 55 years old and has been selected as All India AGS of BSNLEU from the last AIC, Ludhiana. BSNL Employees Union West Bengal Circle pays respectful homage to our departed leader and also extend our deep condolences to his family members and Assam comrades.

UPDATED ON 5-10-2013 AT 1415 HRS

Attention District/Branch Secretaries !!!!

Photos of International Action Day.

UPDATED ON 4-10-2013 AT 1540 HRS

PHOTOS OF THE TWO DAYS HUNGER STRIKE PROGRAMME OF BSNLEU, WB

INTERNATIONAL ACTION DAY OBSERVED AT WEST BENGAL CIRCLE. << A Report>>

UPDATED ON 1-10-2013 AT 1700 HRS.

BSNLEU, WB CIRCLE FIGHTS TOOTH AND NAIL TO GET THEIR JUST DEMANDS.

The BSNLEU, WB Circle has organised two days agitational programme including hunger strike on 30th September, 2013 and sit in demonstration on 1st October, 2013 for the improvement of BSNL service in the state as well as to settle the burning issues of the employees. The Hunger strike was started on 30th Sept. at 11AM in front of the chamber of CGMT, WB Circle. Altogether 150 leaders, both Circle and Districts Office bearers in and around Kolkata have joined the programme. Similar programme was also organised in the District Head quarters. During the programme Com. Animesh Mitra, Asis Das, Amitava Chattopadhyay, Debshis Khan, Swapan Chanda, Samir Nandy, Mintu Debnath, Ranprasad Dutta, Asoke Bhattacharjee, R.R. Das and Com Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secy., BSNLCMU, WB deliberated their speeches. Com. Parimal Sarkar, President BSNLEU, S. Sanyal, P. Chatterjee and S.P. Pandey  presided over the meeting. Later at 7PM the CGMT, WB has requested the leaders to withdraw hunger strike assured them to meet the staff side on 1st Oct. morning. After discussion the leaders have deferred the hunger strike.

On 1st October the staff side met with CGMT, WB and other officers, the staff side was led by Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secy. After detail discussion nearly for 3 hours the staff side has decided to defer their agitational programme. The authority has assured that minutes of the discussion, in detail, will be supplied to the staff side on 3rd October, 2013. Later Com. Animesh Mitra has narrated the whole content of the discussion before the agitating 250 members. He has also expressed that being a responsible Trade Union we have to fight both for the development of BSNL and for the benefit of our employees in future also. Com Asis Das also spoke to the gathering.   

UP DATED ON 28-09-2013 AT 1310 HRS

BENGALI CIRCULAR  << Click Here>>

UPDATED ON 25-09-2013 AT 1350HRS

Strike deferred to 25th October, 2013 - campaign programme will continue.

United Forum has postponed the proposed one day strike on 27th September, 2013 to 25th October, 2013 after getting certain assurances from the management on the basis of the discussion held on 17-09-2013. In this regard another meeting will be held on 4th October, 2013 with the management. All the organizers are requested to continue their campaign programme for the strike. Please collect the information from time to time about the settlement of the issues from the leadership of the Circle Union and convey the message to the members.

UPDATED ON 21-09-2013 AT 1620HRS

Circle Office bearers meeting held on 19th September, 2013 where in it was decided that all out efforts are to be taken to make the one day strike on 27th September, 2013 a grand success. As such serious campaign programme are to be carried out from the branch level. District and Branch committee meetings, Gate meetings, General Body meetings etc are to be held immediately and narrate in details about our demands to the workers.                                         

As per the decisions of the CWC meeting at Raiganj it was decided that Hunger strike will be held before the Chief General Manager on 30th Sept. & 1st October, 2013 against the total chaos condition, in all respect, prevailing in West Bengal Telecom Circle. It was decided in the meeting that on 30th Sept. and 1st October, 2013 the Circle Office bearers along with District Office bearers of District unions in and around Kolkata will sit in Hunger strike. On 1st October, 2013 lunch hour demonstration will be held at Circle Office through a huge mobilization of workers of West Bengal Telecom Circle. Similar organisational programme will be held at all District level before the GMs/TDMs. 

Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary was present in the meeting. Com. Subir Sanyal presided over the meeting.         

UPDATED ON 13-09-2013 AT 1230 HRS.

Convention to "Save BSNL"  at Mahajati Sadan, on 12-09-2013, at the call of Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations, West Bengal, held successfully. <<A report>> 

UPDATED ON 11-09-2013 AT 1245 HRS.

Attention !!!!!! District Secretaries in and around Kolkata are requested to join with maximum number of their members in the "Save BSNL" convention at Mahajati Sadan on 12/09/2013 at 04-00 P.M. >>>>> CS BSNLEU WB.

WB Circle Circular No. 19 .<< Click here>>

UPDATED ON 09-09-2013 AT 1745 HRS.

The BSNLEU WB Circle members have expressed their determination to Save BSNL in the District/Branch Conferences . <<A brief report>>

UPDATED ON 06-09-2013 AT 1745 HRS.

BSNLEU, BSNLCMU & AIBDPA WB Circle have registered their strong protest against exploitation & attack on Casual/Contract Workers, PFRDA Bill & Price hike on 6th September. <<A brief report>>

Poster for the "Save BSNL"  Convention at Mahajati Sadan, Kolkata on 12th September.

UPDATED ON 05-09-2013 AT 1230 HRS.

Attention District/ Branch Secretaries!!!!!!!! Organize aggressive demonstration programme on 6th September in every work spot (BSNL Office/ Exchange) to protest against the UPA Government's role on the issues like Pension & Price Hike. It is learnt that the Central Government has passed the "Anti Worker Pension Bill" yesterday in the floor of the parliament with the help of the main opposition force. We must condemn the move of the UPA Government and expose their Anti People  policies to our employees and general people. We also expose the policies of the UPA Government on the issues and demands of the unorganized Workers in all PSUs including BSNL. Our CHQ has given a call to raise our voice on the issue of exploitation & retrenchment of Casual & Contract Workers in BSNL.  So Comrades, let us take full preparation to hold a bold demonstration programme in all BSNL Office/Exchange on 6th September. .................................................

BSNLEU, BSNLCMU, AIBDPA WB Circle.  

UPDATED ON 04-09-2013 AT 1745 HRS.

Forum Leaders of BSNL have decided to hold State Convention to Save BSNL:::::The Leaders of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations of Executives and Non Executives, West Bengal have decided to organize a State level Convention on "Save BSNL" at Mahajati Sadan, Kolkata on 12th September,2013. The leaders of all the Unions & Associations of Ex. and Non Ex. have reached a consensus to make the convention a grand success. It may be recalled that similar convention was held at 'Mavlankar Hall", New Delhi in the month of August, 2013 where apart from the leaders of BSNL the Central TU leaders have also joined the convention and expressed their solidarity to any kind of organizational activities which will keep the PSU BSNL viable in the coming days. So let us prepare to make the "MAHAJATI" convention a grand success. The leaders who were present in the meeting are Com Dilip Saha, P.K. Roy (SNEA), Swapan Bose, Tridip Chattopadhyyay, Prasun mukherjee, Subhasis Mitra(AIBSNLEA), Ranjit Das, Salil Bose, sekhar majumder, Krishnendu Naskar (NFTE-BSNL) D.K.Sahoo (AIGEOA), Narayan Saha(NUBSNLW-FNTO), Animesh Mitra, Saibal Sengupta, Asis Das, Biplab Das (BSNLEU). <<Decisions taken in the meeting>>

UPDATED ON 03-09-2013 AT 1515 HRS.

CWC Meeting Raiganj concluded with determination to save BSNL & to achieve employee's pending demands. <<Brief report with Photos>>

UPDATED ON 02-09-2013 AT 1630 HRS.

BSNLCMU WB Circle  & AIBDPA WB Circle organised thunderous demonstration programme at CGMT Office for 3 days. <<A Report with Pics.>>

UPDATED ON 30-08-2013 AT 1700 HRS.

RAIGANJ IS PREPARED FULLY TO HOLD THE CWC OF BSNLEU WB CIRCLE SUCCESSFULLY...... The Circle Union has got the report from Raiganj District that they are fully prepared to make the CWC meeting on 31st August  & 01st September a grand success. Most of the District Secretaries as well as Circle Office Bearers will reach Raiganj tomorrow morning. The CWC meeting will start from 1030 AM. many vital issues like VI MV review, 78.2% IDA merger and its consequences, ensuing strike on pending demands on 27-09-2013 will be discussed thoroughly and in detail by the leaders. The Leaders of AIBDPA & BSNLCMU will also be present at Raiganj.

UPDATED ON 29-08-2013 AT 1230 HRS.

MESSAGE FROM CIRCLE UNION-Mobilise your Members at ETP Mominpur Kolkata  ..........There will be a Dharna programme at ETP Circle Office, Mominpur,  Kolkata on 29th August, 2013. It is a matter of utter disgrace that the employees attached to ETP are very much annoyed of the situation persists in ETP. We should compel the management for the survival of Project through our programme. If Project will be there maintenance work will be there, our slogan will be "Save Project Circle, Save BSNL". Therefore all the District Secretaries in Kolkata are directed to assemble their members positively at CGMO ETP, Mominpur, Kolkata to make the programme all success.   

MOST IMPORTANT!!!!! CHQ CIRCULAR NO 4.

UPDATED ON 26-08-2013 AT 1130 HRS.

Message from Circle Secretary:::::::::::Attention District Secretaries!!!!!!Book your ticket immediately for Raiganj CWC meeting. It will be a very important CWC meeting , when our CHQ is going to give call for one day strike in the month of September,2013.We have to review our organizational position after 6th Membership Verification. We have to start the Council Meetings at all levels (e.g., Local, Circle & CHQ) to settle the Staff Problems. We have to implement the decisions taken in the conventions held at New Delhi on 3rd and 6th August, 2013. Our CHQ has taken some important decisions from it's CEC meeting which was held in Kolkata in the month of July. Our Circle is also facing some fund problems. Come and join the CWC, express your views and opinions. Our Comrades of Raiganj Division are almost ready to hold this CWC meeting in a befitting manner, they have already formed the Reception Committee. Let us take  all out effort to make this CWC meeting a grand success.

UPDATED ON 24-08-2013 AT 1230 HRS.

A massive Dharna programme at the call of United Forum of BSNL Unions was launched under the banner of BSNLEU, WB Circle at CGMT Office from 1200hrs to 17hrs on 23rd August, 2013 in a befitting manner. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary narrated in detail about the 28 Points charter of demands and reminded our immediate task. He urged upon the members to take immediate preparation for one day strike at September, 2013 to settle the demands. Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Com. Samir Nandy, Com. Biplab Das, Com. Ramprasad Dutta, Com. Mintu Debnath and Com. S.P. Pandey were other speakers in this dharna programme. Com. Prabir Chatterjee presided over the meeting. Later on a delegation lead by Com. Animesh Mitra met with CGMT and expressed the resentment of the members, specially on the circular issued by the Corporate office " Not to hold any demonstration programme in the premises of BSNL Offices/Exchanges."

In this Dharna programme the leaders of BSNLEU, WB Circle condemned the Black Circular issued by the Corporate Office and told the gathering that we will defy the Black Circular by holding demonstration programme in front of the chamber of GM/CGM. << Click for Photos>>

 

UPDATED ON 22-08-2013 AT 1700 HRS.

Successful  Second Day of the Dharna programme...... As per the latest news received by the Circle Union the Second Day of the Three days dharna programme  for the settlement of pending demands have been successfully organized both at Kolkata and in all the Districts of West Bengal. Almost in every work spots the employees have participated in the programme en masse, ignoring the "Anti Worker" as well as "Black Circular" issued by the Corporate Office New Delhi. Comrade Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU WB Circle and other Circle and District leaders spoke on the occasion. Tomorrow, the third day of the Dharna Programme will be held at the CGMT office, Kolkata and also in the District Head Quarters before the GM/TDM. <<Click for Photos>> 

UPDATED ON 20-08-2013 AT 1200 HRS.

Attention !!!!!! District/Branch Secretaries, give the Management a good lesson:::  You are already aware of the fact that as per the decision of the Kolkata CEC the BSNLEU CHQ has taken a series of programme including  one day Demonstration and 3 days Dharna, to settle our pending demands. We have already got a good response throughout our Circle in the First phase, by staging Demonstration Programme on 30th July. Comrades, now the time has come to make the Dharna Programme from 21st to 23rd August a grand success and to conduct our propaganda very effectively amongst the entire employees. You have already seen that the "Charter of Demands" (which is given in the Circle & CHQ Website) contains the problems of all sections of employees e.g. Regular, Non Regular (Casual/Contractual) and Pensioners. It is decided that the Dharna will be staged at the Branch level on 21st August, at the District level on 22nd and the last day it will be staged at CGMT Office. The District/ Branch secretaries are directed to take every step to ensure that 100% of the members participate in the Dharna. It is observed that the management is playing a very derogative role towards the solution of the issues raised in the "Charter of Demands". Moreover the Authority has decided not to allow the Unions to conduct Demonstration/Dharna etc in the Office premises. In view of the present situation we have to go on struggle focusing the genuine demands of the workers. Comrades let we prepare and give the authority a good lesson with our whole hearted observance of the Dharna Programme and make them understand that nothing is mightier than the "Workers Unity".

UPDATED ON 16-08-2013 AT 1800 HRS.

Ignoring the Corporate Office threatening the BSNLEU West Bengal Circle has organised demonstration programme at ETR District today. << A report>>

UPDATED ON 13-08-2013 AT 1730 HRS.

Circle leaders met CGMT-----Today a delegation lead by Comrade Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary BSNLEU WB Circle, met CGMT on some burning problems. The issues which were discussed with the CGMT are as follows : a) Administrative problems of Purulia, b) Settlement of pending BSNLMRS cases, c) Immediate settlement of EPF issues i.r.o.  Casual/ Contractual workers attached to WB Circle & immediate settlement of 'Welfare Grant' to the deceased family members of the Casual/Contractual Workers, d) settlement of CGA cases, e) Settlement of HRA problems of 'Domohani' and 'Raniganj', f) Issuance of order i.r.o. JAO Offtg., g) Immediate opening of Customer care service centre (1503) at CTO, h) Settlement of Stagnation, Pay anomaly and loss of Pay issues in consultation with the appropriate authority, i) Settlement of Pension & Retirement benefits to the Pensioners/Family Pensioners etc. The Circle Authority has assured that the cases will be looked into with all seriousness. Comrade Amitava Chattopadhyay, Prabir Chatterjee and Samir Nandy were also present during the discussions.   

CHQ Writes for Superannuation Benefits for the Direct recruitees.<<Click here>>

UPDATED ON 12-08-2013 AT 1300 HRS.

CHQ Leaders are trying to solve the Burning issues immediately. <<A Report>>.

UPDATED ON 08-08-2013 AT 1230 HRS.

Veteran BSNLEU leader Com S.R. Nayak is no more. Comrade S.R. Nayak , Circle Secretary BSNL Employees Union Madhya Pradesh Circle breathed his last at 01.30A.M. at AIIMS New Delhi. He was 69 years old and is survived by his wife two daughters and son who were at the hospital since his admission at AIIMS two weeks ago. BSNL Employees Union West Bengal Circle conveys Red Salute to this departed leader and also conveys our deep condolences to his family members.

UPDATED ON 07-08-2013 AT 1745 HRS.

Successful Convention of central TUs held at New Delhi. <<A Report>>

Circle Union Submits Memorandum to CGMT WB.<<Click here>>

UPDATED ON 06-08-2013 AT 1345 HRS.

PHOTOS OF THE NEW DELHI CONVENTION

UPDATED ON 05-08-2013 AT 1515 HRS.

Adopted Declaration of the National Convention. <<Click here>>

National Convention at New Delhi was a grand success. <<A Report>>

UPDATED ON 01-08-2013 AT 1615 HRS.

Demonstration programme against 100% FDI in Telecom:::::: It is learnt that the Demonstration Programme against 100% FDI in Telecom was organized in all the Districts attached to BSNLEU West Bengal Circle. The leaders have narrated   the adversity of FDI in Telecom in their speeches, which ultimately affect BSNL and will be beneficial for the big multinational Tele companies. The speakers also told that the Telecom Industry is treated as the "Second Line of Defence of a Country" therefore the increase in FDI will hamper the National Security and sovereignty of India.   

BSNLEU WB Circle Circular No. 18. <<Click Here>>.

Write one of your demand in own handwriting!!!!!!! The Circle union has got the information that the programme at the call of Forum Of  BSNL Unions/Associations on "Demand Day" is observed in a befitting manner throughout West Bengal Circle. The Circle union has taken a Unique decision to observe "Campaign Week" from 30th July onwards in which the leaders at District/ Branch level are requested to organize and assemble the employees and request them to write at least one poster on their demands in their own handwriting and tell the employees regarding the demands in detail. The Circle union has given a target of 1000 posters in 1000 workspots. Make the programme all successful and strengthen our voice to achieve our demands through this campaign.

Coaching Classes for TM Exam----- Circle Union has discussed with the CGMT WB Circle to arrange coaching classes for ensuing TM examination. It is decided that the classes will be held on 2nd & 3rd August, 2013 at CTTC Salt Lake. Interested candidates can join the coaching class,  the District Secretaries are requested to talk to GM for taking necessary action in this regard immediately.   

UPDATED ON 30-07-2013 AT 1130 HRS.

Attention District Secretaries!!!!!!!!

It is learnt that the calculation for 78.2%IDA merger has not been completed or included in the Salary of the employees for the month of July, 2013 in many Districts/SSAs within BSNL West Bengal Circle. Comrade Animesh Mitra,Circle Secretary has already discussed the matter with GM (Fin) and demanded early settlement of calculation as well as payment of salary of the employees after merging 78.2%IDA. Therefore the District Secretaries are requested to look into the matter carefully and if necessary speak to the concerned authority so that the employees should get the benefit of 78.2%IDA merger in the earliest opportunity.

It is also stated in this regard that a good number of employees e.g. RM, Group-D etc.  are facing stagnation after giving the effect of 78.2% IDA Merger. The BSNLEU CHQ has already discussed the issue with the Concerned Authority at Corporate Office, New Delhi for immediate solution of the problem. The CHQ has also requested the Circle/District Unions to cite examples of stagnation to the CHQ immediately. Accordingly District Secretaries are requested to give some examples to the Circle Union so that those may be conveyed to BSNLEU CHQ at the earliest.

The CEC meeting of BSNL Employees Union at Kolkata  has taken a historic decision to organize massive demonstration programme on pending demands on 19th July. But later on the United Forum has also joined the programme and it is decided to hold the programme on 30th July. Therefore the District Secretaries are once again requested to organise the programme on pending demands on 30th July, 2013 in a befitting manner. They are also requested to describe the issues to the members and send a report to the Circle Union.    

UPDATED ON 29-07-2013 AT 1600 HRS.

Forum issued Letter to Prime Minister against closure of Telegram service.<<News>>

Circle leaders met with CGM ETR & CGM ETP. <<A report>>.

Attention Delegates who will attend "SAVE BSNL" convention on 3rd August,2013. <<Click here>>

UPDATED ON 26-07-2013 AT 1530 HRS.

Successful meeting held at Corporate Accounts wing of CGMT office. <<A report>>

Poster for programmes on 25th & 30Th July, 3rd August.<<Click here>>

UPDATED ON 25-07-2013 AT 1705 HRS.

State Forum leaders met at Kolkata. <<A report>>

BSNLCMU WB Circle Circular. (Bengali)

UPDATED ON 24-07-2013 AT 1130 HRS.

Circle Circular No 17.(Bengali)

UPDATED ON 20-07-2013 AT 1630 HRS.

Dear District/Branch Secretaries please note the following:

Organise demonstration programme on 25th July  on FDI issue, on 30th July organise demonstration for the settlement of pending burning issues. on 3rd August, 2013 try to attend convention at Delhi for the survival of BSNL. Collect Journal, Posters etc. from the Circle Union office on and from 22nd July. Hope you will get all the information including the programmes in details. We have reviewed the present scenario in our last Office bearers meeting and it is decided that Committee meetings will be organised at District /Branch levels within a short period . Hope you will do the needful action..... Circle secretary.   

Pensioners should get the benefit of 78.2% IDA Merger.<< CHQ Writes>>

UPDATED ON 19-07-2013 AT 1100 HRS.

The demonstration programme on "Settlement of Long Pending issues" scheduled to be held on 19th July has been deferred to 30th July as per the decision of the United Forum . Thus the District and Branch secretaries are requested to organise demonstration programme on FDI issue on 25th July,2013 and settlement of pending demands on 30th July,2013 respectively.

UPDATED ON 18-07-2013 AT 1730 HRS.

Veteran leader of Trade Union movement Comrade Samar Mukherjee is no more.<<A News>>

CEC Kolkata has taken programme on long pending demands.<< Click here>>

UPDATED ON 17-07-2013 AT 1315 HRS.

Photos of the agitational programme against closure of Telegram service.

More photos of CEC Kolkata.<<Click here>>

UPDATED ON 15-07-2013 AT 1745 HRS.

Photos of the historic CEC meeting at Kolkata

UPDATED ON 12-07-2013 AT 1730 HRS.

Massive demonstration against closure of Telegram Service. <<A report>>

UPDATED ON 10-07-2013 AT 1530 HRS.

CEC meeting at Kolkata ended successfully. <<A report>>

UPDATED ON 03-07-2013 AT 1545 HRS.

BSNLEU West Bengal Circle is fully prepared for CEC meeting. <<A report>>

UPDATED ON 26-06-2013 AT 1730 HRS.

Working Women of BSNLEU WB Circle are on the streets of Kolkata.<< Click here>> 

UPDATED ON 24-06-2013 AT 1445 HRS.

Regarding ensuing CEC meeting.<< Important informations>> 

The scheduled programme of the working women will be held on 25/06/2013 instead of 24/06/2013 at 0100 P.M. sharp after discussion with District secretaries.

Message from Circle Secretary WB Circle on development issues.<<Click Here>>

UPDATED ON 22-06-2013 AT 1600 HRS.

We are sorry to inform our viewers that due to mechanical problem we could not update our website during last 7 days. Normal service is resumed, inconvenience is regretted.

Comrade Ruma Chatterjee, famous cyclist has passed away. <<Click Here>>

CHQ WRITES FOR JAO/JTO OFFTG. << CLICK HERE>>

UPDATED ON 15-06-2013 AT 1330 HRS.

The Purulia situation has worsened---Circle Union met CGMT. <<Click here>>

UPDATED ON 13-06-2013 AT 1245 HRS.

Circle Union met with CGMT WB. << A news in brief>>   

UPDATED ON 12-06-2013 AT 1345 HRS.

Message from Circle Secretary. <<Click here>>

BSNLEU WB Circle is seriously concerned regarding development & maintenance issue

UPDATED ON 11-06-2013 AT 1745 HRS.

Strike called off by Forum leaders--- Organize Victory Celebration

Congratulations !!!! Both DOT & BSNL has issued order on 78.2% IDA merger

UPDATED ON 10-06-2013 AT 1130 HRS.

78.2% IDA merger, an information !!!!!!!!!!

UPDATED ON 04-06-2013 AT 1330 HRS.

Dear Comrades,

Try to make tomorrows Dharna programme a massive one involving all the Unions/Associations. Tell each and everyone to join the programme to achieve our just demand of 78.2% merger within no time. Also make the Authority clear that if they will not settle the issue then there will be a historic indefinite strike from 12th July,2013.United we fight, and achieve our target unitedly.

UPDATED ON 03-06-2013 AT 1515 HRS.

Reception Committee for the ensuing CEC constituted

UPDATED ON 29-05-2013 AT 1530 HRS

Next CEC meeting of BSNLEU will be held at Kolkata.

BSNL added more customers during 2012. <<A report>>

UPDATED ON 23-05-2013 AT 1600 HRS

The demonstration programme on 22-05-2013, demanding 78.2% IDA merger has been observed in all the SSAs of West Bengal Circle. The members of the executives and Non executives Unions &  Associations have taken all out effort to make the programme successful. The employees attached to different BSNL Offices/Exchanges have joined the demonstration programme en masse.  Comrade Animesh Mitra, Convenor Forum of Unions & Associations of West Bengal Circle and other leaders of the Forum deliberated their speeches in different BSNL Offices/Exchanges.

Circle Union met with CGMT on Development issue

UPDATED ON 20-05-2013 AT 1830 HRS

Forum of BSNL Unions & Association's Circular. <<Click Here>>

3RD DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF COM MONI BOSE OBSERVED. <<A Report>>

Remembering Comrade Moni Bose-- A Tribute from Com VAN Namboodiri

UPDATED ON 17-05-2013 AT 1700 HRS.

MEETING WITH NEW CGMT WB. << A Report>>

UPDATED ON 15-05-2013 AT 1645 HRS

AIBDPA DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMME HELD SUCCESSFULLY.<<A Report>>

MAKE THE PROGRAMME TO GET 78.2% IDA MERGER ALL SUCCESS

CHQ NEWS

UPDATED ON 13-05-2013 AT 1130 HRS

Teledensity Reduced

UPDATED ON 09-05-2013 AT 1500 HRS

On 78.2% IDA Merger issue, the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations (which includes BSNLEU, NFTE BSNL, NUBSNLW-FNTO, SNEA, AIBSNLEA and other Unions) have decided to  organise the following programmes:

a) Demonstration on ---- 22nd May, 2013

b) Dharna on --------------05th June, 2013

c) Indefinite Strike from- 12th June, 2013.

A Report from CHQ

A discussion on the syllabus for the ensuing JTO Examination will be held at CTTC Salt Lake on 13th to 16th May for SC/ST candidates and on 17th & 18th May for other candidates (vide BSNL WB Circle Order No. U&A/TC/G-4/BSNLEU/LOOSE-2, dated 07/05/2013). The examinees are requested to contact the Principal CTTC  for the complete schedule of the classes immediately.  

BSNLEUWB CIRCULAR NO 13.<< Click Here>>

UPDATED ON 06-05-2013 AT 1630 HRS

ENTHUSIASTIC VICTORY CELEBRATION AT BARAKAR, ASANSOL

HUGE GATHERING IN THE VICTORY CELEBRATION MEETING.

UPDATED ON 02-05-2013 AT 1300 HRS

PICTURES OF MAY DAY CELEBRATION

VICTORY CELEBRATIONS ARE GOING ON IN THE DISTRICTS.<<A report>>

UPDATED ON 01-05-2013 AT 1130 HRS

<< May Day>> HISTORIC MAY DAY OBSERVED IN A BEFITTING MANNER AT KG BOSE SMRITI BHAWAN & BSNL EMPLOYEES UNION CIRCLE OFFICE AT KOLKATA

<< News in Brief>>

UPDATED ON 30-04-2013 AT 1300 HRS

Regarding ensuing JTO examination the Circle leaders of BSNLEU WB Circle led by Com. Animesh Mitra Circle Secretary met with CGMT, WB Circle on 29.04.2013.Various matters related to ensuing JTO Exam were discussed at length. After threadbare discussions the following decisions were arrived at -

(i) The authority assured that the maximum vacancies of JTOs in WB Circle will be filled up    through this examination.

(ii) The authority will arrange pre-examination training classes tentatively on  17th & 18th May, 2013, for the benefit of the examinees.

(iii) The authority will arrange hostel facilities for the willing candidates.

(iv) The GM/TDMs will be requested to release the interested candidates for the training class.