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Site updated on 23/06/2018

 

23/06/2018:

Farewell function to Comrade Anbalagan, Circle Union President of FNTO Union:

Today evening I participated in the farewell function organised for Comrade Anbalagan, Circle Union President of FNTO Union at Anna Road exchange compound and felicitated him on behalf of NFTE Circle Union. Comrades Elangovan, Gothandababu and Tamilarasu accompanied me.  Click1,  Click2,

23/06/2018:

Wish Comrade D.Vijayarangan,Vice President of Kelambakkam NFTE branch a very happy retired life:

On 23-06-2018 at Kelambakkam exchange compound a grand farewell was organised for Comrade D. Vijayarangan who is retiring on 30-06-18. Comrades CKM, Elangovan, C.Ravi, Muthukaruppan, Ekambaram, Mahendran, Loganathan, A.Ravi, Sathya, Ragu, Boobalan , Balaji and many others greeted him. He has donated rupees five thousand to Circle Union Fund.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

22/06/2018:

Comrade K.Seeralan, OS(TG) Kodambakkam was honoured:

Comrade K. Seeralan, OS( TG) Kodambakkam was honoured by Circle Secretary CKM today .He is retiring on 30-06-2018. We thank him for his donation ( Rs.2000/-) to the circle union.  Click1,  Click2,

22/06/2018:

On behalf of NFTE Circle Union today we honoured Mrs.Hema Malini, DGM(HR&A) on her retirement:

On behalf of NFTE Circle Union today we honoured Mrs.Hema Malini, DGM( HR&A) on her retirement this month and also congratulated Mr. Ganesan, PGM ( HR& A) on his promotion to PGM grade.  Click1,  Click2,

22/06/2018:

Comrade K.M.Elangovan,ACS will be Officiating Circle secretary:

Comrade K. M. Elangovan, ACS will be Officiating as Circle Secretary/ NFTE in Chennai Telephones from 24-06-2018 to 08-07-2018 as Circle Secretary CKM will be out of Chennai during this period for personal/ Union works. 4-06-2018-Ambasamudram- NFTCL Tamilnadu State Executive Committee meeting.
28-06-2018 to 30-06-2018- Newdelhi- Circle Secretaries meeting.
04-06-2018- Newdelhi- Meeting CLC on Contract Labourers issues.
All Division/ District Secretaries are requested to note this officiating arrangement for 15 days from June-24.

21/06/2018:

Wish Comrade Job,Branch Secretary,NFTE/Mogapaire west a very happy retired life:

On 21-06-18 at Mogapaire ( west) exchange a farewell function was organised to Comrade Job.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

21/06/2018:

Divisional Conference of Haddows Road NFTE on 21-06-18:

The Conference was presided by Com. K. Sabapathy, the District President of South Chennai. District Secretary Nagarajan, Circle Union Office bearers Elangovan, Rajendran, Ravi, Rajasekaran, Kabali, Dhansingh, Gothandababu , Venkatraj and CKM addressed the conference. Comrade M. Dharmalingam was elected as the Divisional Secretary.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,

21/06/2018:

Wish Comrade Ramkumar,T.T/STR a very happy retired life:

On 21-06-2018 at Haddows Road exchange compound a farewell party was organised for Comrade Ramkumar. Comrade CKM and many other leaders greeted him. He has donated rupees ten thousand for Circle Union Fund. We thank him for this gesture.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

20/06/2018:

Farewell function of Comrades Md.Hidhayatullah(SDE) and Kamalakannan (T.T):

Today(20/06/2018) I participated in the farewell function organised in Flower Bazar exchange compound to honour Comrades Md.Hidhayatullah( SDE) and Kamalakannan (T.T). Comrades CKM, Elangovan and Ravi wished both the comrades a very happy retired life. Com. A.D.Bernatshsh, NFTE Division Secretary in Flower Bazaar presided over the function. We thank Comrade Kamalakannan who handed over rupees five thousand towards Circle union fund.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,

20/06/2018:

Farewell function of Comrade K.Srinivasan, Division Secretary of Velachery NFTE:

On 20-06-18 at Velachery exchange compound a grand farewell was organised. Circle NFTE/ State NFTCL leaders including CKM, Elangoven, Ravi, Babu, Selvaraj, Vedagiri, Muthukaruppan , Elumalai participated and greeted . Com. Ekambaram , Kanchipuram District Secretary made good arrangements by mobilising good number of comrades.We thanked Comrade Srinivasan for his donation ( RS.5000/_)to the circle union on his retirement.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,

19/06/2018:

Useful exchange of views with Comrades in Tiruchi Yesterday:

I was invited by Tiruchi Readers Circle to speak on the 4 years Rule of Modi Government. Alongside three other comrades from AIBEA ( Bank Sector) , AIBSNLEA ,AIDEF ( Defence) also spoke on different subjects. I explained the acute financial difficulties faced by poor people of our country due to ill advised policy of Demonetisation of Rs 1000/ 500 rupee notes. Introducing the GST was also one bad economic step by the Modi government. The Double Speak of BJP was exposed. Misuse of Governors, Intervention of RSS with the help of BJP government in destroying Central Universities. Failure to bring back the huge money stacked by rich people in Swiss banks and also assurances given to the people during the 2014 Parliamentary elections to deposit 15 lacs rupees in their SB accounts. The Communal forces are ruling the roost and killing of innocent people due to their food habits . I reminded the audience that unless all opposition leaders join hands to unseat Modi from the post of Prime Minister, certainly BJP may use this split to retain power which will be a nightmare for the whole country. I expressed my shocks over the functioning of Supreme Court, CBI, Election Commission etc under BJP government.  Click1,  Click2,

18/06/2018:

Circle Union General Council Meeting on 18-06-18:

The Chennai Telephones circle Union’s General Council Meeting was held in Dinroze exchange compound today to discuss and decide the Redeployment of Staff proposed by the management due to acute shortage of staff in many areas as the retirement of staff is steadily growing every month. All Division/ Branch Secretaries freely expressed their opinion and gave the statistics regarding actual staff strength available in their areas. In the end Comrade CKM spoke and explained the issues raised by 18 Comrades. In all 148 activists including Branch / Division/ District Secretaries attended the meeting. A multicolour poster released by Circle Union was distributed to the branches. Comrade MKR presided over the meeting and Comrade C.Ravi proposed vote of thanks. Asst. Circle Secretaries Elangovan, Rajendran and Rajasekaran addressed the General Council Meeting. The meeting began at 3.30 pm and concluded at 7 pm.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

17/06/2018:

Thanks Comrade Gayatri:

Yesterday (16-06-18) Comrade Gayatri ( wife of senior comrade D.S. Ramprabu, West area Local Council Member) Personally visited Circle union office to express her appreciation and thanks to the circle union on her transfer to Chennai from Kanchipuram. She also handed over three thousand rupees towards Circle union fund . We thanked her for her gesture.  Click1,

14/06/2018:

Ambattur Division Comrades congratulated the Circle Union today:

Comrades Mahendran, G. Shanthakumar, KalyanaSundaram , Shanthakumar and Suresh congratulated the Circle Union for settling a long pending transfer case.  Click1,

14/06/2018:

Fate of the Tower Company is hanging on air.?:

With out consulting even the BSNL management or Trade Unions Prime Minister Modi decided arbitrarily in the cabinet meeting a year ago to form a separate tower company for nearly 66600 Mobile towers of BSNL located throughout the country. There was not a single justification for this wrong decision of the Central Cabinet. But this decision was with a sole motive/ purpose to hand over the BSNL Mobile towers to Reliance Jio Company of Mukesh Ambani on a later date in the garb of Joint Venture.
All Unions and Associations in BSNL ( AUAB) were stoutly opposing this ill advised decision from the beginning. Many strikes were organised during the past one year to oppose the formation of Separate tower company. But the Modi government is adamant and insensitive to the employees/executives demand. The company was registered on 04-01-2018. An IAS officer was also appointed hurriedly as CMD for the new tower company. But that company is yet to operationalise. Meanwhile as per the decisions of AUAB a case was filed in the Delhi High Court challenging the cabinet decision to form a separate tower company for maintenance of nearly 66600 Mobile towers of BSNL throughout the country. The case was luckily admitted and its next date of hearing is fixed on 25-09-18. Hence the decision of Central Government couldn’t be implemented till the court case is decided either way. As the matter is pending in the court we expect justifiably that the government should not rush to implement its wrong decision on the spacious plea that the court has not stayed the decision of the cabinet. But Modi government is above Law ! We don’t know what will happen next. However a heartening news was shared by a comrade today that as per the company’s act if a registered company has not begun its operations within six months of registration the registration itself will be invalid. If this is true then the tower company’s registration is in limbo since on July 3 /2018 it would Complete six months. Let us hope for the good!.

12/06/2018:

Memorial meeting for Comrade G.L.Dhar:

12/06/2018:

Meeting with PGM (Central):

Today (12-06-18) NFTE/NFTCL representatives Comrades CKM, Elangovan, Kothandababu, Nagarajan, Kothandapani and Dharuman met Smt. Malini, PGM (Central Zone) and discussed issues regarding non grant of NEPP to staff and violations of Statutory rules by few Contractors in Central zone. PGM has responded positively. We thanked her for the positive attitude shown on the apathy of exploited Contract Labourers.

12/06/2018:

Wish a very happy retired life to comrade R.Muthaian:

Avadi branch Union President Muthaian , T.T is retiring on 30-06-2018 after completing 26 years of regular service and 10 years of casual labour service. He was honoured by the Circle Union on 12-06-18. He gave 1000 rupees as donation to the Circle Union. We thank him and wish a very happy retired life.  Click1,

11/06/2018:

Meeting with PGM ( North):

Today (11-06-18) our leaders CKM, Elangovan, Bose, Ravi, Arumugam and Kothandapani met the PGM (North) along with DGM(F&A) and DGM( Kalmandam). More than 12 issues pertaining to North Area were discussed. The management side was very understanding and positively reacted to our demands. We thank the PGM( North) and other officers for their cooperation.

11/06/2018:

Meeting for staff Redeployment:

Today a meeting was held at the CGM's conference Hall to discuss on the staff Redeployment in Chennai Telephones. Both the recognised unions were invited. NFTE-BSNL was represented by Comrades CKM, Elangovan and Rajendran. The meeting was chaired by GM( HR &Admin). Management side was represented by 4 Sr.GMs ,2 PGMs , 3DGMs, several AGM, CAO etc.The meeting continued the discussion with the staff statistics and evolved certain parameters. However a final decision will be taken only on 22-06-2018 at the next and conclusive meeting on this subject.
To apprise our Comrades we have called an emergent General Council meeting on 18-06-2018 . All are requested to participate in this important meeting and express their opinion/ suggestion on the staff Redeployment so that a final decision is taken on 22-06-18.

11/06/2018:

Wish a very happy retired life to Comrade T.Job:

Mugapair ( west) RSU Branch Secretary T.Job, T. T is retiring from service after 39 years on 30-06-18. He was honoured by the Circle Union on 11-06-2018. Comrade T. Job donated Rs/-5000 to the Circle Union. We thank him for the gesture.  Click1,

11/06/2018:

General Council Meeting on 18-06-2018:

The meeting of branch/ Division/ District Secretaries along with Circle Union office bearers will be held on June-18 ( Monday) at 2 pm in Dinroz RSU exchange compound . Circle union President M.K.Ramasamy will preside over the meeting. The following shall be the agenda:
1.Redeployment of staff- proposal by Management.
2.Newdelhi meeting of the Circle union Secretaries on 29&30 June.
3.Membership enrollment form 15-06-18.
4.Any other item.
All are requested to participate in the meeting in time with out fail.
C.K.Mathivanan.
Circle Secretary.
11-06-2018.

09/06/2018:

It seems the GS / BSNLEU met the CMD/ BSNL:

Yesterday (08-06-2018) it seems the GS / BSNLEU met the CMD/ BSNL . In a post in their website it is mentioned that among other things he expressed his

concern about non- constitution of joint committee to discuss the third Pay revision to our employees who are desperately waiting to get their pay and allowances revision from 01-01-2017.If my memories are right I recall the happenings in Chennai one and half years ago. In the All India Conference of BSNLEU in Chennai shri.Anupam Srivastava , our CMD announced amidst the claps of BSNLEU conference delegates that the management has recently formed the committee for discussing the third Pay revision to the non- executive staff of BSNL. This information/ announcement was welcomed by one and all attending the conference including the Leadership of BSNLEU. But nothing such thing happened till now even after one and half years. So I conclude that our CMD/ BSNL has fooled both the Leaders and members of BSNLEU on the question of Third Pay revision sofar skillfully. We should be aware of this fact.
Further AAUB's role in Pay revision is being diluted now by BSNLEU and SNEA etc by meeting the DOT/Management of BSNLEU individually and holding talks separately. All Unions & Associations in BSNL ( AUAB) must jointly meet / hold discussion regarding common issues facing the company and staff. But it is observed that SNEA and BSNLEU are in the habit of meeting the authorities individually and thereafter spread all sorts of new information which naturally create confusions among our staff which should be avoided at least in future. One-upmanship and attitude of trying to score brownie points with an eye on Eighth membership verification by BSNLEU will surely harm the unity of AAUB . Hence we request the AAUB leadership to behave responsibly in future.

08/06/2018:

Wish the newly married couple a very happy married life:

NFTCL state assistant Treasurer, V. Rathinam’s son got married today evening. Lot of NFTE/ NFTCL leaders and Office bearers attended the marriage reception and blessed the newly wed couple.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

08/06/2018:

Story of 429 plan Sim:

The Staff Side demanded at the 35 th Meeting of the National Council held on 13-11-2017 that the rupees 429 plan may be extended to non- executives in place of rupees 200 plan. But the management was not positively responded to this demand immediately. Both the recognised unions NFTE- BSNL & BSNLEU relentlessly pursued the management to accept this demand. Both Unions wrote letters to the management and continuously pressing this demand in each and every interaction with the Director ( HR) / CMD and other higher officers. Due to this continuous pressure exerted by the NFTE & BSNLEU ultimately the management was forced to grant the 429 plan to all non- executives instead of the existing 200 plan on mobile services. But BSNLEU leaders are trying to appropriate the joint victory of NFTE & BSNLEU solely for themselves . This is a very wrong attitude and will certainly harm the cordial relationship between trade unions.
We enclose herewith a letter written by the AGM( Admn) to Comrade Abhimanyu on 08-03-18 rejecting totally the demand for extension of 429 plan to our non-executives freely. Therefore it is immoral and absurd to claim credit for getting 429 plan to all our non executives by any one union particularly BSNLEU. Self patting is very bad quality.  Click1,

07/06/2018:

NFTCL District Union formed in Nadia District of West Bengal on 07-06-18:

At a meeting in Krishna Nagar Telephone exchange today the Nadia District Union of NFTCL was formed in West Bengal State. Sr. Leader of our CHQ , Chitra Basu addressed the conference. Comrades Nabandu Saha, Swarojit Mondal, Narayanan Biswas were unanimously elected as District President, District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively. We congratulate all.  Click1,

07/06/2018:

BSNLEU Circle Union’s nasty and ugly attitude:

BSNLEU Circle Union’s nasty and ugly attitude: A poster was released yesterday by Chennai Telephones circle BSNLEU claiming credit for the SIM card decision. We all know the demand for rupees 429 plan SIM card to all our employees was raised jointly by the Staff Side of the National Council which includes both NFTE and BSNLEU. Even before NFTE/ CHQ demanded this facility in a written communications to our CMD on 20-02-2018. But BSNLEU as usual is trying to take credit for this achievement of Staff Side . This is very childish and in a bad taste. However BSNLEU rightly should take credit for the following as it is the Main recognised union and continuously enjoying the recognised union status for the past 14 years since 2004. Will it take the credit for all those happened in BSNL under its very nose?.
1.Third Pay Revision is delayed to our employees endlessly.
2.Allowances were not revised since 2007 for the past 11 years.
3.Bonus ( PLI) was denied for more than 9 years.
4.BBNL company was separately formed for broadband services and it is operating already.
5.Employees were denied right to write examination for promotion because they didn’t posses required education qualifications.
6.Compassionate ground appointments were made very difficult by implementation of mark system.
7.BSNLMRS medical scheme was almost finished and diluted.
8.Exploitation of Contract Labourers by Contractors.
9.BSNL works are systematically handed over to Private parties.
10.Formation of Separate tower company.
The above “ Achievements “ Of BSNLEU are only few samples . They can claim credit for few other achievements also.
1.Non finalisation of Standing orders for BSNL even after 18 long years.
2.Insertion of anti-worker sub rules in BSNL CDA Rules- 2006. 3.No proper scheme for Terminal benefits to the Direct recruited BSNL staff.
4.Although Pension revision was effected to Central Government employees from 01-01-2016 still BSNL Pensioners are left high and dry.
5.Minimum ( Family) Pension in BSNL is just rupees 3000 still whereas Central Government Pensioners are getting 9000 rupees, a three fold increase. 6.Non- functioning of National Council/ Circle Council/ Local Council/ Works Committee as per Corporate Office instructions. Let BSNLEU Leadership take credit for all above mentioned “ Achievements” also. We have no quarrel over their claim of these so called achievements.  Click1,

06/06/2018:

Circle Executive Committee meeting of Chennai Telephones NFTE on 06/06/18:

The CEC meeting was chaired by Circle Union President MKR. At the outset a minute silence was observed to pay homage to the departed AITUC leader G. L. Dhar who breathed his last this morning. Thereafter Circle Secretary CKM briefed the agenda points. Com Elangovan, ACS reported the 23 rd Circle Council Meeting deliberations. Com Rajendran, ACS reported on the issue of Redeployment of staff . Thereafter the District Secretaries Nagarajan, Ragunathan, Ekambaram and Arumugam expressed their opinions on Redeployment of staff. After a detailed discussion points to be raised in the forthcoming Circle Secretaries Meeting called by CHQ of NFTE in Newdelhi on 28 & 29 th of June/2018 were finalised in this meeting. The CEC meeting also reviewed the agitations held for opposing formation of Separate tower company and Third Pay revision. The meeting decided to hold the next General Council Meeting of the Circle Union on 11-07-2018( Wednesday) in Dinroze RSU exchange compound.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

06/06/2018:

In Today’s CEC meeting comrades showered their affection:

In Today’s CEC meeting comrades showered their affection on me. Thanks 🙏 once again for their love and affection.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

05/06/2018:

Very much moved at the love and affection of our comrades today:

I extend my sincere thanks 🙏 to all our comrades , friends and BSNL officers who have wished me personally and over phone/ Facebook/ WhatsApp etc on my 66 th Birthday today. I also express my gratitude to North Chennai District Secretaries of both NFTE & NFTCL Comrades R.Arumugam & S. Kothandapani And Kalmandapam NFTE Division Secretary Ananda Devan and many others for honouring me with love and affection. It made me to resolve to work and struggle for the cause of employees/ Contract Labourers and other underprivileged workers like Casual Labourers etc.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,  Click11,  Click12,  Click13,  Click14,  Click15,  Click16,

05/06/2018:

Wish Comrade Sathyamoorthy a very happy retired life:

Former Telegraph Division NFTE Secretary Sath yamurthy retired on 31-05-18 after 35 years of service. Comrades CKM, Nagarajan, Arumugam, Kothandapani, Sendhil, Solairaj, Dh armalingam greeted him at a function organised at PGM( Development) office on 05-06-18. We thank him for his donation of RS/.5000 to the Circle union.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

05/06/2018:

Laudable work by North Chennai District Unions (NFTE +NFTCL):

On 05-06-18 at Kalmandapam exchange compound both NFTE and NFTCL District Unions with the active cooperation of Kalmandapam NFTE Division Secretary S. Ananda Devan organised a public service programme in front of the exchange compound. They freely distributed butter milk, Rose milk and tender Coconuts to the General Public to help them to beat the summer heat. This distribution was inaugurated by Comrade CKM. Asst. General Secretary/ NFTCL Subbarayan spoke at the function. We very much appreciate Comrades Arumugam, Kothandapani, Venkatesan, Parthiban, Gunasekaran, Amanda Devan, Mohan and Ramanathan for this novel idea to help the public during hot summer.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,

03/06/2018:

Successful District Conference of NFTCL in Gulbarga (Karnataka):

On June-3 at the Auditorium of Karnataka chamber of commerce in Gulbarga the first Conference of the NFTCL district union was held under the presidentship of Comrade Kishtappa, a popular leader and the District Secretary Of NFTE-BSNL. Advocate and the Asst. Circle Secretary of Karnataka NFTE-BSNL comrade Raje welcomed all and addressed the morning session of the conference. Comrade L. Subbarayan. Asst. General Secretary inaugurated the District Conference. In his speech he mentioned the fast growth of NFTCL throughout the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in a very short period. Comrade CKM in his hour long speech thanked the NFTE District Union for initiating and helping the formation of NFTCL for the Contract Labourers. He explained the issues facing the working people including the Fixed Term Employment scheme being introduced by Modi government. He exhorted the Contract Labourers to have confidence in the trade union movement particularly on NFTCL which is the off shoot of great NFTE/ NFPTE. He criticised the management for utilising the Contract Labourers paying meagre wages for doing the duties of permanent nature which is normally carried out by regular employees. He pointed out and demanded that the principle of Equal Pay for Equal Work must be adhered as per the verdict of the Supreme Court. He informed the District Conference that during the past year NFTCL had met the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) in Newdelhi twice and Central Labour Minister once to discuss the pressing issue of retrenchment of Contract Labourers in BSNL due to the wrong instructions from the Corporate Office to reduce the expenditure by cutting down 30% of Contract Labourers. When the staff strength is reducing alarmingly in BSNL due to retirement every month, the management decision to cut down the number of Contract Labourers is foolish and wrong. Comrade CKM came down heavily on the Narendra Modi government for patronising only the Corporate companies and rich businessmen when penalising the common man and poor people through abnormal increase the price of petrol/ Diesel/ LPG cooking gas. He appealed to strengthen the NFTCL so that future of the Contract Labourers is safeguarded . The election of Office bearers was unanimous. We congratulate all the elected office bearers of NFTCL.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

01/06/2018:

Circle Executive Committee meeting on 06-06-2018(Wednesday):

The meeting of the CEC of NFTE in Chennai Telephones will be held on June-6 at 10 am in Flower Bazaar. All the 35 members of the Circle Executive Committee are requested to attend the same with out fail in time. Comrade MKR will preside. The following shall be the agenda points:
1. Meeting of the Circle Secretaries in Newdelhion 29/30th of June-2018.
2. Holding of General Council Meeting.
3. Local Council Meetings.
4. Redeployment of Staff as proposed by the Administration.
5. Review of 23 rd Circle Council Meeting held on 24-05-18.
C.K.Mathivanan,
Circle Secretary/NFTE- BSNL
01-06-2018.

01/06/2018:

Appreciation:

On 01-06-18 nearly 20 casual Labourers (Left out) visited Circle Union Office and expressed their appreciations and thanks to the Circle Union for taking up their case for TSM Status in the recently held Circle Council Meeting chaired by the CGM. All these casual Labourers are taken back as per the Court directions three years ago and are naturally eligible for getting the Temporary Status Mazdoor ( TSM) as they had already completed 240 days continuously for three years.
The management so far refusing to grant TSM on the spacious plea that the Hon’ble Supreme Court objections. But that is not correct. Only for regularising the TSMs after ten years service the Supreme Court directions are blocking the way. This issue was discussed with the CGM at the CC meeting held on 24-05-18 and the management has agreed to consider our demands. Let’s hope something positive will emerge soon.  Click1,

01/06/2018:

Wished Comrade R.Arumugam very happy birthday:

On 01-06-2018 the North Chennai NFTE District Secretary Arumugam celebrated his 61 st birthday. We wished him. He handed over a donation of Rs/- 25000 to the Circle Union as he retired from service on 31-05-2018. The Circle Union express its sincere thanks 🙏 to Comrade Arumugam.  Click1,

31/05/2018:

Farewell to 3 comrades at Flower Bazaar exchange on 31-05-18:

Three comrades of Flower Bazaar External 1&5 units namely Jagadeesan, Samykannu and Parasuraman were retired yesterday after 33 years of service from BSNL. They were honoured by the staff on 31-05-18 at a simple function in Flower Bazaar exchange compound which was presided over by Comrade A.D. Bernard Shah , NFTE Division Secretary. Comrades CKM, Elangovan, Sendhil and Venkatesan wished them a very happy retired life.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

31/05/2018:

Contract Labourers thanked NFTCL:

On 30-05-18 Contract Labourers Working in BSNL at Flower Bazaar exchange compound expressed their heartfelt thanks to the NFTCL for getting them the payment of Rs.3000/- as Bonus few days ago for the last financial year. Though it is belated they appreciated the fact that while regular employees of BSNL are denied bonus for the past several years the achievement of NFTCL is very good. They honoured the North Chennai District President, District Secretary, Flower Bazaar Branch Secretary And Comrade CKM.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,

29/05/2018:

Mayday celebrations & Farewell function at Thiruthani on 29-05-18:

Monthlong Mayday Celebrations came to a close in Chennai Telephones circle with today’s Mayday function in Thiruthani. In addition a farewell function was also organised for Comrade Govindasamy, Branch Union President who is retiring on 31-05-2018. Presiding over the function the Thiruvallur District NFTE Secretary Ragunathan praised the Divisional Union of Thiruvallur of which Thiruthani is a part for building a strong NFTE there. It was told that out of 140 employees working in that Division 110 are NFTE members and only 6 are in BSNLEU. The rest 24 are scattered in many Unions/ Associations. In his speech Comrade CKM exhorted the local leadership to ensure 100% Membership for NFTE in the next Eighth Membership Verification which is due in May 2019.
NFTCL District Secretaries of Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur G. Mahendran and Janakiraman spoke at this meeting apart from Division Secretary Vananchezhian and Asst. Circle Secretary K.M.Elangovan.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,

28/05/2018:

Grand farewell to comrade R.Arumugam:

Grand farewell to comrade R. Arumugam, District Secretary/ NFTE/ North Chennai on 28-05-2018:  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,  Click11,  Click12,  Click13,  Click14,  Click15,

28/05/2018:

Demonstration to protest against the police firing in Tuticorin which resulted in 13 deaths:

AUAB held a protest demonstration in Flower Bazaar exchange compound on 28-05-18 to condemn the police brutality on the people of Tuticorin who were peacefully struggling for 100 days opposing the functioning of Sterlite factory there. Comrade CKM presided over the meeting after demonstration. Circle Secretaries of BSNLEU, SNEA, SEWA and Circle representatives of FNTO, AIBSNLEA etc spoke.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

28/05/2018:

The Government/ Management both are jointly fooling the BSNL Pensioners/ employees/ and executives...?:

The third Pay revision was due from 01-01-2017. But till this day the Pay revision committee was not even constituted and no negotiation began for non- executives.For executives every thing including pay scales are decided but implementation is held up due to the condition of continuously three years profitability of the company . The management insists that only after implementing the pay revision to the executives the same may be implemented for non- executives. The Pensioners are the worst affected in BSNL as their pension was not revised on the wrong reason that the working employees/ executives didn't got Pay revision so far. What is the linkage between the working employees pay revision and pension revision for retired people?.
The IDA Pension to all the retired BSNL employees/ executives who had opted to BSNL w.e.f .01-10-2000 should have been revised automatically from the date the pension was revised for Central Government employees. The last Pension revision was effected on 01-01-2016 to the Central Government employees. But even after 29 months the pension revision is being denied to BSNL Pensioners with out any justification. Due to this the family pension of BSNL Pensioners is still rupees 3000/- whereas for the Central Government Pensioners it is rupees 9000/-.
So, both the Government/ Management are fooling BSNL employees/ executives in the issue of Pay revision/ Pension revision.

26/05/2018:

A massive Demonstration by AUAB against the brutal killings of 13 innnocent people in tuticorin:

A massive Demonstration at Flower Bazar exchange compound will be held at 1.30 PM on 28-05-2018 ( Monday) by All Unions and Associations in BSNL ( AUAB) in Chennai Telephones to condemn the police firing on 13 innocent people in Tuticorin who protested the functioning of poisonous Sterlite factory there. All NFTE/ NFTCL members and office bearers are requested to participate enmasse in this Demonstration.

26/05/2018:

Mayday flag hoisting in Vanimahal RSU:

On 26-05-18, NFTE redflag was hoisted by South Chennai District Secretary Nagarajan. Thereafter a meeting was held under the Presidentship of Com.K. Sabapathi , District President. Comrades CKM, Badri Narayanan, CS/AIBSNLEA, T.R.Rajasekaran, ACS spoke. Haddows Road Division Secretary Chandrasekaran proposed vote of thanks.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

25/05/2018:

Court Case:

The case filed against the formation of separate tower company in the Delhi High court came up today and was admitted. The next hearing is fixed in September 2018.Now the formation of a separate tower company is a matter of subjudice . Hope the management will not try to operationalize it and maintain the status quo in this matter till a final decision is pronounced by the High court. Congratulations to AAUB leaders and particularly SNEA & AIBSNLEA for making our opposition in a very strong manner in the court of Law.

24/05/2018:

AUAB deferred it's agitation on 28-05-18:

After the discussion with the CMD/ BSNL today and the appeal to withdraw the agitation announced by AUAB on 28-05-18 the leadership met and decided to defer the agitation.The CMD assured our leaders that there's no agenda on Tower company for the proposed Board of Directors meeting on 28-05-18 in Hyderabad.

24/05/2018:

23 rd Circle Council Meeting was held in Chennai Telephones on 24-05-18:

23 rd Circle Council Meeting was held in Chennai Telephones on 24-05-18 : The CGM presided over the meeting which began at 11 am. Miss. Kalavathi congratulated Comrade C.K. Mathivanan on his election as the Sr. Vice- President of NFTE-BSNL at the Amritsar conference.,
After the welcome address by Sr.GM(HR), the Leader of the Staff Side CKM condoled the death of innocent people in the brutal police firing in Tuticorin few days ago. He congratulated the CGM for winning two awards for MNP and Udan Project from the Hon'ble Minister for Communications .He also requested the CGM to ensure that Circle/ Local Council Meetings are held periodically as per the instructions from Corporate Headquarters.
The minutes of the 22 nd Circle Council Meeting was reviewed. Thereafter new items were taken for discussion. NFTE- BSNL leaders MKR, CKM, Elangoven, Rajendran, Ravi, Nagarajan and Ragunathan participated in today's meeting.
In the course of discussion CGM directed all the GMs to hold the local council meetings before June-15. To meet the acute shortage of staff due to regular retirements it was decided to implement the redeployment scheme for all cadres. A committee was formed to finalise the modalities for redeployment. All the four Area GMs along with three NFTE/ BSNLEU representatives will be members of the said committee. This Committee will include DGM ( HR) and will be chaired by Sr. GM( HR&A). First meeting of this committee may meet next on 07-06-2018. The Staff Side requested the CGM to confer the Temporary Status for the eligible casual Labourers. We also requested to revise the daily wages of TSMs as per the 7 th Pay Commission recommendations for the central government employees as they are eligible to get the CDA pay of Group D employee in Central Government. With regard to Com. Anbu's representation for considering his period of both Suspension and Dismissal as duty period, the GM(West) assured that a decision will be arrived shortly on his representation. Regarding BSNL MRS as per our request GM(F) along with GM(HR) sit with the medical section staff and Council them to be more friendly and humanely. Number of other issues were taken up in this meeting for discussion. This meeting is a very purposeful one compared to the previous meetings.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

23/05/2018:

BJP's False Campaign on Karnataka Government formation:

The Congress+ JD(S) alliance government has taken office yesterday in Karnataka effectively defeating the money power and political authority of central government. Having failed to usurp power through backdoor with the help of a RSS appointee Governer now the BJP is crying that Congress or JD(S) have no mandate to rule. We know the verdict of the people of Karnataka was not for any single Party rule but for a coalition government only. BJP which contested in 222 seats could win only 104 seats with 36.2% of votes. But the Congress party which also contested in all 222 seats could win 78 seats with a vote share of 38% . It is more than the BJP. Hence there is no justification in the accusations of BJP that Congress has hyjacked the mandate. If we add the vote share of JD( S) the alliance could boast of a majority with the vote share of more than 56% . People know very well who tried to hyjack the people's mandate in Karnataka and how BJP tried to purchase MLAs of both Congress and JD(S) with the offer of 100 crores to each MLA who come to support BJP in the Confidence vote in Karnataka Assembly. After failed in their efforts now BJP leaders Amit Shah and Yedurappa blaming others and trying to take lessons on Democracy is highly ridiculous. The people of our country know how they hyjacked the people's mandate in Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya very recently.

23/05/2018:

Massive Demonstration against Modi government in Chennai Chepauk by all unions on 23-05-18:The Chennai Telephones:

NFTE & NFTCL members in large numbers enthusiastically took part in the demonstration jointly organised by AITUC , CITU, NFTE, AIBEA and many other organisations under the banner of Taminadu common platform against the Modi government which incidentally entered in to the last and final year today. Our Leaders S. Palaniappan, Subbarayan, Ashokraj, TRR, Nagarajan, Sendhil, Babu, Elangovan, Sampath Kothanda Babu, Solairaj, Sathya, Selvaraj, Vetri Selvan, Sundaramurthy, Suresh, Paneer Selvam and many others took part in it. Our Sr.Com.VKG shouted slogans effectively.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,

23/05/2018:

Let us organise:

AUAB decided today (23-05-18) to hold protest Demonstration and walkout from duty on 28-05-2018 to oppose the Operationalization of the separate Tower company in the proposed BSNL Board of Directors meeting scheduled on 28-05-18 in Hyderabad. It is to be noted that since the formation of BSNL in 2000 October only now the Board of Directors meeting is being held away from the Headquarters , Delhi. The leadership of AUAB have apprehensions that only to implement the direction of DOT to ratify the posting of Sri. Amit Yadav as CMD of so called separate Tower company with out any trouble the management has cunningly moved the Board of Directors meeting to Hyderabad. Hence it was decided to hold a massive rally in Hyderabad in which the General Secretaries of AUAB will participate on 28-05-18. In other places throughout the country massive demonstration and walk out from duty will be organised on May-28. The Circle Secretaries of AUAB will meet dayafter tomorrow( 25-05-18) as the Circle Council meeting in Chennai Telephones is fixed on 24-05-18 . We should make this call a grand success with the massive participation of both the employees and executives.

23/05/2018:

How Modi has failed as prime minister of India:

Narendra Modi has completed four years in office but there is widespread disappointment among the Indian people with his performance as their prime minister. There is a strong perception that Modi spent most of the last four years either in state election campaigns, on foreign tours, or giving scores of moral lectures on state-run television, radio, and his own online app.
Modi promised 20 million jobs a year, but instead more than 7.2 million jobs meant for the 15-24 age group were lost over the last four years. Job creation in India is at an eight-year low. There is an undercurrent of anger among the middle-class population over having to pay excessive excise taxes, which has led to historically high prices of gasoline and diesel, in spite of lower international crude-oil prices.
The government has collected US$150 billion in taxes on motor fuel since 2014. Instead of giving the benefit to people, the government is putting more burdens on them. The previous government of Dr Manmohan Singh lifted close to 140 million people above the poverty line between 2004 and 2014. However, no one has any clue as to whether the present government is doing anything substantive to uplift the poor.
Agriculture exports which had seen a fivefold increase under the Singh government, have since come down by 21%. At the same time, agriculture imports have risen by more than 60%.
New investment is the lowest it has been in 13 years; bank credit growth has sunk to a 63-year low, while loan growth has fallen to 5.1%, according to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
The $1.77 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam has hit the Indian banking sector very hard. But unfortunately, Nirav Modi, who was part of the Indian business and corporate delegation at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, in January, left the country without paying his debts. He was seen posing for photographs with Narendra Modi before he was found to be missing from the country.
In February 2016, Vijay Mallya, another billionaire, who was elected to the Indian Parliament with the support of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), siphoned off $1.4 billion in the same way and succeeded in fleeing to the UK.
These developments have made people very angry at Modi’s government for allowing such looting of the Indian economy.
In October 2017, total bad loans, including non-performing assets (NPAs), stood at $145.6 billion and accounted for 12.6% of the total loans in the nationalized banks. The nationalized banks were where most of these NPAs were found. Interestingly, NPAs in nationalized banks accounted for about 87% of gross NPAs by the end of March 2017. So whatever happened was clearly due to acts of commission or omission by the Modi government.
Moreover, in the last 36 months, the BJP government has written off corporate loans to the tune of $31 billion. This ridiculous generosity to the corporates is compensated by recapitalization of the banks through public funding. This, in other words, means that the ordinary Indian citizen is bailing out the nationalized banks that are plundered by the corporates, while millions of poor farmers are struggling hard for the debt relief amid severe agrarian distress.
With the above developments, poor and middle-class people are slowly losing confidence in the Indian banking system. A recent report said there was a drastic reduction in deposits (close to 50%) by ordinary people in the nationalized banks in the last one-year period.
There was an RBI circular calling for the levying of charges for holding less than a prescribed minimum balance. Based on this circular, the State Bank of India, whose customers are mostly poor people, levied charges totaling $260 million between April and September 2017, according to Ministry of Finance data. This money was taken from the poorest of the poor, who do not have regular incomes and continue with financial hardship, and most of the time they are compelled to withdraw their own money, kept in their bank account for survival. This is in contrast to the huge loan write-offs for rich people and capitalists.
Every year 12 million young people enter the Indian workforce, and providing them all with jobs would necessitate economic expansion of at least 10% per annum, according to Raghuram Rajan, former governor of India’s central bank. But financial mismanagement by the Modi government has resulted in failures on all fronts, particularly in creating jobs, addressing agriculture crises and helping uplift the poor.
No one knows what is happening to Modi’s smart-city project, the “Make in India” project and a number of other much-hyped projects, while many promises on universal health coverage, housing for all, doubling the income of farmers and so forth have fallen short.
Many in India feel that the country lost another four years with Modi as prime minister. Unfortunately, Modi has tried to prove himself more as a successful speaker than trying to be an agent of change.

23/05/2018:

Wish Comrade Devaraj a very happy retired life:

On 31-05-2018 the Division union Treasurer of Anna Road NFTE- BSNL Devaraj will retire from the service. He was today honoured by the Circle Union. Comrades CKM, CHQ Vice-President S. Palaniappan, NFTCL Asst. General Secretary L. Subbarayan, Asst. CS Rajasekaran and Division Secretary J. Chandrasekaran wished him a very happy retired life. He has donated Rs.5000/- to the Circle Union. We thank him for this.  Click1,  Click2,

22/05/2018:

Thanks comrades!:

Today Comrades Narayanan,T.T and Maqbool,T.T of Madhavaram Division came to union office and handed over donation of two thousand rupees each to the Circle Union in appreciation of the continuous efforts taken by the Circle Union in their transfer issue. Comrades S.Rajendran, ACS/ N. Danapal, District President of Thiruvallur/ Devendran, Division Secretary of Madhavaram were also present. We thank both the comrades for this help.  Click1,  Click2,

21/05/2018:

CGM Kalavathi was honoured by NFTE Circle Union:

CGM Kalavathi was honoured by NFTE Circle Union today at a function in Anna Road for receiving two awards few weeks ago for Hon'ble Minister from Communications Manoj Sinha.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

21/05/2018:

Comrade Nagarajan turns 61 today:

At Anna Road exchange compound on 21-05-18 a grand function was organised by South Chennai District NFTE-BSNL to felicitate the District Secretary Nagarajan who is retiring on 31-05-2018 after 39 years of eventful service. Incidentally his 61 st Birthday was also celebrated on 21-05-18. CGM/PGM( Central) / GM( West) along with Comrades CKM/ MKR / Ravi/ Elangoven/ Rajendran/ Kabali/ Dhansingh/ C.K.Ragunathan/ Sabapathy/TRR and many others greeted him and wished him a very happy retired life. NFTCL leaders Babu/ Mari/ Anandan/ Sampath/ Ashokraj honoured him. CHQ Vice-President S.Palaniappan and Tamilnadu Circle NFTE Union Treasurer Subbarayan spoke at this function and wished Comrade Nagarajan a very happy retired life.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,  Click11,  Click12,  Click13,  Click14,  Click15,  Click16,  Click17,  Click18,  Click19,  Click20,

15/05/2018:

Popular Viewing:

Sr. Vice President of NFTE- BSNL Comrade CKM 's speech regarding the ill motivated and wrong decision of Modi government for the formation of a separate tower company for nearly 66000 BSNL mobile towers in "News Glitze " for 14 minutes that was uploaded in YOU TUBE last week was as on date watched by 3,78,674 persons. It was liked so far by 8000 persons. 1100 persons commented on his speech so far although 778 persons disliked it. Such a huge trending for a speech by a Telecom Union Leader is first of its kind in the history. The viewing is continuing and we expect it may even cross five Lakhs shortly.  Click to View

14/05/2018:

Karl Marx is right even after 200 years:

The German Philosopher and great economist Karl Marx is relevant even today. In fact his thoughts/ ideas are more relevant in today's world situation. That's the reason the popular American daily newspaper " The New York Times " came out on his 200 th Birth anniversary with a headline, "Happy Birthday Karl Marx. You were right! ".
This only proves once again that Marxism is not a dogma; It is a creative science which should be applied carefully to the given political/ social situation in a particular country/ state. If it is applied mechanically as a formula it will bound to fail .Hence the failure of a communist party in any particular country should not be treated/ concluded as the failure of Marxism itself. It is the wrong application of Marxist principles by the said political party is the main reason for the failure. If in India where the Communist Party was established in 1925 itself and the political/ economic situation was ripe for a socialist revolution then whom to be blamed for the downward march of the Communist Party ? The Leadership should only be blamed for this loss of popular support gradually from 1957 onwards. Will the leadership ever retrospect on their collective failure or blaming the others as usual for their failures ?Will they realise their foolishness to be divided in number of Communist parties at least in India where the Facist forces are menacingly advancing in the process destroying the basic democratic values fastly ? It is a million dollar question as the leaders are nowadays only guided by their egos and not ideology.

13/05/2018:

Wish Comrade Ganapathy Raman a very happy retired life:

He is now the vice- President of Tamilnadu NFTCL. He was originally working in Karaikudi District. Sincere follower of both NFTE & Comrade ( Late) Venkatesan. His hard work made him the NFTE District Secretary of Karaikudi. Due to family situation he shifted to Ambasamudram in Tirunelveli district. There also he dedicated himself to NFTE. After the formation of NFTCL he began working among the Contract Labourers. At the State conference of NFTCL in Karaikudi last year he was elected as the State Vice President. He is a committed communist and a gifted trade union leader. Let his retired life be purposeful for himself and the society. I hope he will now work full time for the welfare of the most exploited Contract Labourers.  Click1,

13/05/2018:

Congratulations!:

The CGM of Chennai Telephones/BSNL Miss. S.M.Kalavathi was presented an award for best performance by Hon'ble Minister for Communications Manoj Sinha in Newdelhi. NFTE congratulate the CGM for this achievement.  Click1,

13/05/2018:

Street corner meetings in Chennai Telephones:

Street corner meetings in Chennai Telephones Circle were successfully organised at nine Centres from 07-05-18 to 11-05-18 as per the AUAB call.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

12/05/2018:

NFTE-BSNL'S Future!:

On the late hours of 08-05-18 when I reached Madurai Railway station from Kollam I was surprised to see three comrades waiting for me in the Railway Platform at 11.30 pm. Comrades V.Mari, Paramasivan and Subedar Ali Khan. There's nothing new or strange in Comrade Mari's presence. He is doing the same for the union leaders for thirty long years. Moreover he is a very senior comrade holding the post of Karaikudi District Secretary/ NFTE- BSNL and the Working President of Tamilnadu State NFTCL. But comrade Subedar is a young comrade and working as O.S. In Madurai GM office.For the first time he is holding the post of Circle Organising Secretary in NFTE/ Tamilnadu. He was with me from the night of 08-5-2018 till I left Madurai at 11.15 pm on 09-05-18. I was surprised at his dedication and commitment towards the NFTE . In today's situation not many are like Comrade Subedar Ali Khan. He accompanied me to Sivaganga and took part in two functions of our union including the executive committee meeting of Karaikudi SSA. I need to mention another comrade by name Alphonse from Karaikudi. He enthusiastically came to Madurai self driving his own car and insisted to travel in his car to Sivaganga from Madurai and return from Sivaganga to Madurai. I enquired him when he left Karaikudi for Madurai. He happily informed me that he left his residence in Karaikudi at 5.30 am . I was moved very much by the love and affection of these comrades towards me and NFTE/NFTCL etc. I hope Comrades like Subedar are the future of NFTE- BSNL.  Click1,

12/05/2018:

To clear some confusion among our staff:

A letter released by DOT dated 27-04-2018 which was addressed to CMD/ BSNL is in wide circulation for the past few days. It has naturally created a positive effect on the mindset of our work force which is very pathetically waiting to get the Third Pay revision implemented with effect from 01-01-2017 . But in reality that letter is not giving any relief to our staff. Hence Unions and Associations must be very careful in this matter. Unless the central cabinet's conditionality was removed/ relaxed there is not even a remote chance of implementation of Third Pay revision to our workforce. The government's affordability clause for implementation of Third Pay revision in BSNL will stand like a rock even if any meaningful Pay revision talks begin between management and Unions. Hence our fullest efforts must be to remove that hurdle created by the cabinet decision. Thereafter we can enter with the negotiations for Pay revision for non- executives as BSNL management has no role to fix the pay revision of the executives. It is also to be noted that as per the guidelines of DPE the pay revision/ pay scales of Non- executives must not be more than the Executives in any case. Hence even to fix and finalise the pay scales there is a uncertainty.

09/05/2018:

T.NAGAR பஸ்நிலையம் அருகில் நடைபெற்ற தெருமுணை கூட்டம்:

9.5.18 AUAB சென்னை தொலைபேசி சார்பில் BSNLசெல்டவர்களை தனிநிறுவனமாக ஆக்கும் முடிவை கண்டித்து T.NAGAR பஸ்நிலையம் அருகில் நடைபெற்ற தெருமுணை கூட்டத்திற்க்கு FNTO C.S S.லிங்கமூர்த்தி தலமையில் நடைபெற்றது NFTE BSNL.சார்பில், தோழர்கள் தலைவர்கள் கலந்துகொண்டனர்.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,

09/05/2018:

Proud moment ...:

Yesterday I honoured Comrade Kannagi, District Secretary of CPI in Sivaganga in the extended District EC meeting of NFTE-BSNL in Karaikudi SSA which consists of two revenue districts namely Sivaganga & Ramanathapuram. She is the first and only woman Comrade in Tamilnadu CPI to become a District Secretary of the party. She is simple woman but fiery speaker. Her family is a communist family and her husband Comrade Muthuramalingam is a well known Communist in Tamilnadu. I thank Comrade Mari, our District Secretary for inviting her to the District EC meeting and her speech was very inspiring and educative. She is indeed a model for a good Communist.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,

09/05/2018:

Worrisome factor?:

Today I was told during my visit to Karaikudi SSA that in BSNL the staff working are less in number compared to BSNL Pensioners.
Working employees----298.
Pensioners-----------326.
Maybe the number of Pensioners will be increasing further as more and more employees are getting retired in the coming months.

09/05/2018:

Karaikudi NFTE-BSNL District Executive Committee meeting on 09-05-18:

The meeting of the District Executive of Karaikudi SSA was held on May-9 in Sivaganga. District President Lal Bahadur presided over the meeting. District Secretary V. Mari introduced the agenda points. 12 comrades were felicitated on their retirement by Comrade CKM. The District Secretary of CPI in Sivaganga Comrade Kannagi, NFTCL leader Ashokraj and many others spoke.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

09/05/2018:

Street corner meeting- Public campaign against formation of Separate tower company for BSNL mobile towers on 09-05-18 in Sivaganga:

Today at the invitation of AUAB In Sivaganga participated in the Street corner meeting. CPI & CPM District Secretaries, NFTE/ BSNLEU/NFTCL District Secretaries V. Mari/ Boominathan / Murugan and NFTCL National Vice-President Ashokraj and myself addressed the public and explained the dangers of handing over BSNL towers to Reliance Jio. Comrade Ganapathi Raman, State Vice-President of NFTCL shouted slogans very effectively.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,

09/05/2018:

Lal salam to you commrade!!:

Keep the sprit of com.Gupta's concept on the policy to save the telecom industry for the public services !!.
The modern scientific technology for the people & the total services must reach the people by the public sector must be guaranteed by the nfte is a motto of our union!!.
Lal salam to all nfte comrades!!.

07/05/2018:

Street corner meeting in Chengalpet by AUAB:

Street corner meeting in Chengalpet by AUAB on the evening of 07-05-18. Comrade M. K.Ramasamy, Circle President/ NFTE on the mike.  Click1,  Click2,

07/05/2018:

Today our Tamil nadu State committee Secretary of NFTCL, S.Anandan is celebrating his birthday:

We wish him on behalf of CHQ/ NFTCL a very happy birthday. Being one of our youngest and finest leader Anandan has a very bright future in Trade union activities. His continuous dedicated work for the last ten years for the cause of the most exploited Telecom Contact Labourers particularly in BSNL has earned a lot of respect for him not only in Taminadu State but throughout the country. Being a Junior Engineer his dedication for the welfare of Contract Labourers is highly commendable. Let his service to the poor people continue.  Click1,

06/05/2018:

Let us greet both comrades Nagarajan and Arumugam on their retirement on 31-05-2018:

The able and efficient District Secretaries of North Chennai & South Chennai are retiring on the same day (31-May /2018). Big farewell functions are being organised by our comrades in Flower Bazaar exchange compound and Anna Road exchange compound separately. I appeal to all our comrades and office bearers of both NFTE & NFTCL to positively join with me on both the occasions to wish both the District Secretaries a very happy retired life.
M.Nagarajan--21-05-18--Anna Road exchange.
R.Arumugam--28-05-18--Flower Bazaar exge.
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06/05/2018:

I was happy on seeing the arrangements made for the Mayday + Karl Marx Birth anniversary celebrations:

Yesterday really I was happy on seeing the arrangements made for the Mayday + Karl Marx Birth anniversary celebrations by Anna Nagar Division comrades. They left nothing to chance. Grand stage, Quality and tasty lunch for more than 300 comrades etc were very neatly organised by Comrades Chitrarasu, Mariappan, Deenadayalan , Ethirajan and dozen other active comrades of NFTE/ NFTCL in Anna Nagar Division. Of all the things I was surprised to see the big red flags of NFTE fluttering on the main road meridian. Our comrades are to be appreciated for this great job done on May -5 . Red salute to all of them from the Chennai Telephones Circle Union.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,

06/05/2018:

Mayday flag hoisting at CGM office on 05-05-2018:

Kellys division union has organised flag hoisting of both NFTE & NFTCL in three places on 05-05-2018 .
At CGM office comrades M.K.Ramadamy and V. Babu hoisted the red flags of NFTE-BSNL/ NFTCL respectively.
At DGM(HR&Admin) office Comrades M.Nagarajan and R.Arumugam hoisted the red flags NFTE and NFTCL respectively.
At Kellys exchange Comrades S.Chandrasekaran and S.Kothandapani hoisted the red flags of NFTE-BSNL & NFTCL respectively.
At all the three places Com.Magendran, Dist.Secy/ NFTCL/ Kanchipuram shouted slogans inspiringly. This function was presided over by Com.Venkatesan, District. President/ North Chennai/ NFTE.
Both Kellys division Secretary E.Raja and North Chennai District NFTE Secretary R. Arumugam along with Circle Org. Secy. G.Palaniappan and Com. M. Somashankar played key role in organising this year's Mayday flag hoisting in Kellys area. It is pertinent to note that Comrades Somashankar & Punniyakotti arranged the laying of new pillar stone worth 25 thousands rupees. All the above comrades are to be appreciated and thanked for their good job in this year's Mayday.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,

05/05/2018:

Appreciation:

The Circle Union appreciated the District Secretaries and Office bearers of both NFTE & NFTCL for organising this year's Karl Marx birth anniversary in a grand manner.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,

05/05/2018:

Chennai Telephones Circle Union celebrated 201 Birth Anniversary of Greatest Philosopher Karl Marx on May-5:

NFTE, FNTO, TEPU, NFTCL , PEWA, AITUC leaders spoke about the life time achievement of Karl Marx . More than 350 comrades enthusiastically participated in the birth anniversary. Comrade Venkatesan, District President of North Chennai NFTE presided over the meeting. Comrades Elangoven, Anandan, Lingamoorthy, J.Lakshmanan, Arumugam, Vijayakumar. Babu, Ramasamy, CKM spoke at this function.Circle Union journal Sanga Muzhakkam was distributed to the members through Branches.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,  Click11,  Click12,  Click13,  Click14,  Click15,  Click16,  Click17,  Click18,  Click19,

05/05/2018:

Mayday flag hoisting at Anna Nagar exchange on 05-05-18:

NFTE flag was hoisted by Comrade CKM. NFTCL flag was hoisted by Comrade S.Anandan , State Secretary/ T.N.State NFTCL.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,

04/05/2018:

NFTCL National President Ashaq Ahmad Buch today met the CMD/BSNL:

NFTCL National President Ashaq Ahmad Buch today met the CMD/ BSNL in Srinagar.Com.Riyaz Ahemad , NFTCL State Secretary of J&K was also present.  Click1,

04/05/2018:

I was greeted today by Com J.P.Murali, former vice- President of NFTE:

I was greeted today by Com J. P. Murali, former vice- President of NFTE/ Chennai Telephones who came from HongKong particularly to wish me on my election to the NFTE/CHQ. He has left immediately to HongKong this evening .I was really moved by his loyalty and affection towards NFTE. After availing VRS in 2013 Comrade Murali is settled in HongKong and perusing his family business there.  Click1,

03/05/2018:

Mayday Celebrations in Anna Nagar:

In addition to the Secretaries of FNTO, TEPU, NFTCL, SEWA, PEWA now the State Secretary of AITUC and the General Secretary of Tamil nadu State Transport Employees Federation Comrade J.LAKSHMANAN will participate in tomorrow's Mayday in Anna Nagar and agreed to speak elobarately on the life of Karl Marx . All branch Secretaries are requested to mobilise our Comrades in full strength.
05-05-2018(Saturday)
---++++++++++±--------++++ 11.30 am-Flag hoisting at CGM office.
12 noon-Flag hoisting at DGM(HR&Admin) Office.
12.30-Flag hoisting at Kelly's exchange.
02 PM- Flag hoisting, Karl Marx birthday Mayday celebration at Anna Nagar.

03/05/2018:

News about Street corner meetings from 07-05-2018 to 11-05-2018 by AUAB:

News about Street corner meetings from 07-05-2018 to 11-05-2018 by AUAB in today's Tamil daily Dinamalar.  Click1,

03/05/2018:

Is it fair for a Prime Minister to spread lies just to get few votes in an election?:

Our Prime Minister Modi used the tactics of fooling the gullible masses in 2014 Parliamentary elections of course with the strong aid of Corporate Media houses . He was successful then. But one cannot expect the same old tactics will be successful in each and every election. Now the people and voters are alert . In his election campaign meetings yesterday in Karnataka Narendra Modi spoke falsely that he has given high positions to two kannadigas namely Nirmala Sitaraman and Venkaiah Naidu. We all know both were not Kannadigas . Nirmala is a Tamil Woman married to a Andhra man. Vainkaiah is a 100% pure Andhra man. Then why our PM is resorting to such lies and cheap tactics? By this he himself is unbecoming of a Prime Minister of our great country. Elections may come and go . Win or defeat is a natural thing inna democratic setup . But aiming to win all elections by hook or crook (including tampering the electronic voting machines and influencing the Election Commission itself) is not at all good for a vibrant democracy.

03/05/2018:

Wish the newly married couple a very happy married life:

On 03-05-2018 evening in Thiruvallur the marriage reception of Mr. Alexander (S/O Comrade Vananchezian, the Divisional Secretary of Thiruvallur NFTE) was held. Large number of NFTE members and leaders participated in it and blessed the couple.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

02/05/2018:

MayDay celebrations in Madhavaram:

MayDay celebrations held in Madhavaram on 02-05-2018.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

01/05/2018:

Successful district conference of Coimbatore NFTE-BSNL on May-1:

Today the conference which began in the morning with a disturbing and discordant note happily ended in the evening with unanimous election of office bearers. Comrades N. Ramakrishnan, A. Roberts were elected unanimously as District President and District Secretary respectively. At last unity was brought about by the best efforts of all leaders who have participated in the conference.
Comrade L.Subbarayan at presently holding the post of Treasurer of Tamilnadu Circle Union . Hence he expressed his opinion from the beginning that he will relinquish the post of District Secretary. The NFTE- BSNL in Coimbatore is basically centred on three comrades namely Roberts, Ramakrishnan and Subbaroyan. All the three are my best and long time friends since 1982 when I was working in Coimbatore district. All were infact trained by me and I am proud now that they have grown as full fledged Circle level leaders. Comrade Roberts was made a Circle Union Office bearer of the then line Staff union (E4) headed by veteran comrade Jagan in the year 1985 itself at a very young age. He is a dedicated and sincere comrade who has contributed in good measure to the growth of NFTE- BSNL. All the three comrades were working as a team for a very long time. Now after a very long service Comrade Roberts has been unanimously elected as the District Secretary for the first time. I am immensely happy about his election and wish him and his team every success. Let this unity strengthened further on every passing day and hour in future.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

01/05/2018:

Some Historical Facts about MAY Day:

1. Even before Chicago workers struck Work demanding eight hours duty in 1886 , Indian Rail workers in thousands organised strike demanding eight hours duty in Howrah near Kolkota in March 1862. This is actually the first organised strike by Indian workers.
2. Although the massacre on workers for demanding eight hours duty was unleashed at Hay market area in Chicago ( America) on May-3 of 1886, only from May 1 of 1991 worldwide International Workers Day was began to observe by Trade Unions as MAY DAY.
3. On May -1 of 1923 for the first time in India Mayday was celebrated in Chennai (Tamilnadu) beach by veteran Trade Union leader Singaravelar.
4. In India Mayday was first declared as a paid holiday only in 1957 by Kerala State Government led by the Communists Party of India (CPI).
5. The first trade union in India was formed at Chennai on April-27 of 1918 . Madras Labour Union (MLU) was organised by veteran trade union leaders Thiru-Vi- Ka and Wadia etc. The oldest trade Union of the country AITUC was organised only two years later in 1920.

30/04/2018:

Let us hold the Street corner meetings as per the decision of AUAB:

Let us hold the Street corner meetings as per the decision of AUAB from May 7-11 to make an effective campaign among public to explain the ill motive of Modi Government in forming a separate subsidiary Tower company for BSNL mobile Towers.  Click1,

29/04/2018:

Congratulations to Comrade Sudhakar:

Congratulations to Comrade Sudhakar on his re-election as the General Secretary today at Kollam in the 23 rd CPI party Congress. Let his efforts to unify the Left political parties and Defeat the Facist communal rightist forces end in Success.On behalf of NFTE-BSNL and NFTCL unions we convey our best wishes to him and his team.

29/04/2018:

Redfort handed over to Dalmia company:

Redfort was handed over to Dalmia company for just 25 crores for five years for maintenance (?) Purposes. Narendra Modi government has lakhs and lakhs of employees/ Engineers under its authority. But the maintenance job of historical/ Heritage landmark of our Country was handed over to a private company. This is nothing but privatization of national symbol. Now the profit focused private company may indulge in all sorts of antics to collect more money than it offered to the Government . May be next Tajmahal or Parliament complex will be handed over to either Ambani or Adhani,the favoured industrial houses of Modi.

28/04/2018:

Wishes Comrade S.Chandrasekhar, T.T. / Kelly's a very happy retired life:

Wished today Comrade S.Chandrasekhar, T.T. / Kelly's a very happy retired life.  Click1,

28/04/2018:

Udhampur District NFTCL Conference on 27-04-18:

In Jammu region a new district body of NFTCL was formed yesterday at a meeting called in Udhampur. More than 120 Contract Labourers took part in the conference which was inaugurated by NFTCL National President Ashaq Ahemad and presided over by the Jammu & Kashmir State Secretary of NFTCL, Riyaz Ahamed. The following comrades were elected unanimously. We convey our best wishes to all the newly elected office bearers of Udhampur District NFTCL.
District President: Comrade Mohanlal
District Secretary:Comrade Subash Chander
District Treasurer:Comrade Joginder
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28/04/2018:

I have a doubt..?:

Few days ago the plane ✈️ in which Congress President Rahul Gandhi was traveling to Hubli in Karnataka developed a serious snag which caused doubts about any conspiracy behind this sudden snag. Congress rightly raised a complaint and promptly an enquiry was also ordered by Director General of Air Safety ( DGAS). But my doubt is how come Mr. Narendra Modi, our busiest PM got to know this incident instantly and infact he was the first person to speak on phone to Mr. Rahul and enquired about his safety. Some thing fishy..?

27/04/2018:

Rule of Law must be established:

Central government today asked for two more week's time from Supreme Court for implementing it's direction on Cauvery river water sharing arrangement. Already the apex court gave six weeks time to Modi government. One thing is sure. BJP led Central government will not implement till the assembly elections in Karnataka are over . Even after it if BJP wins in Karnataka it's future State government will not take any stand different from the existing Congress Party government.So unless rule of law is upheld by the Supreme Court itself no relief can be expected for Tamil nadu farmers.

27/04/2018:

Detailed circular by AUAB:

Detailed circular by AUAB regarding five days Street corner meetings from 07-05-18 to 11-04-18.  Click1,

27/04/2018:

Congratulations to comrade C.Ravi:

Today the Circle Treasurer of NFTE- BSNL in Chennai Telephones C. Ravi was unanimously elected as the President of Chennai Telephones District staff consumer Cooperative Stores . After a gap of 31 years only now a NFTE comrade is taking over the Presidentship of this cooperative society. Comrade J. Murugan (BSNLEU) was elected unanimously as Vice- President. We thank all the unions for their cooperation to bring about a unanimous election for this cooperative society. Out of ten directors NFTE has 3, BSNLEU 2, FNTO 2, TEPU 2 and SEWA 1 .For the Directors election Secret ballot was held on 07-04-2018 as there was a contest. We thank all Unions and wish the new board of directors of this cooperative society every success.  Click1,  Click2,

26/04/2018:

Street corner meetings in Chennai Telephones:

AUAB decided to hold Street corner meetings in Chennai Telephones at nine Centres from 7 th to 11 th of May to make our opposition to the Separate tower company for BSNL mobile towers. On 11-05-2018 during lunch hour demonstration will be held at KK Nagar exchange compound.All are requested to mobilise our employees and executives for all these programme.  Click1,

25/04/2018:

Meeting with Sr.GM(HR& A):

Circle union met the Sr. GM today along with DGM, AGM (A) ,AGM(E) and SDE(SR). Circle union was represented by Comrades CKM, Elangovan, Rajendran, Ravi and Nagarajan. The 23rd Circle Council meeting will be held on 24-05-2018.Many issues were discussed for more than 3 hours including the transfer cases of Comrades Gayatri, Mani, Narayanan. Revision of pay on CDA scale as per the recommendations of Seventh Pay commission with effect from 01-01-2016 to all non- opted employees, TSMs and Casual Labourers were also discussed.The management has agreed to positively consider it and persue this issue with Corporate Headquarters.The representation of Com. Anbu pending for the past one year to get his suspension/ dismissal period as duty period was also discussed.

24/04/2018:

May-05 ---Mayday Celebrations:

On 05-05-2018, the Chennai Telephones Circle Union will observe Mayday and celebrate the 201 Birth anniversary of great thinker Karl Marx . The following is the time schedule. Comrade please note this and mobilise our comrades effectively for all the three functions.
1. Flag hoisting at Flower Bazaar exchange...11 AM
2. Flag hoisting at the CGM's office ........12.30 PM
3. Main function at AnnaNagar exchange....2 PM
Both NFTE and NFTCL flags will be hoisted jointly in all the places.

24/04/2018:

Interview in Kumudam Reporter magazine

My interview appeared in Kumudam Reporter magazine today (24-04-18) regarding the ill motive of Government in forming a separate subsidiary tower company for 66000 BSNL mobile towers.  Click1,

23/04/2018:

Wish a very happy retired life to comrade Velan,Madhavaram:

Comrade Velan is retiring on 30-04-18 after a dedicated service for three decades. He is a staunch NFTE member. We wish him a very happy retired life.  Click1,

23/04/2018:

Successful Human Chain agitation for the formation of Cauvery Management Board:

Today hundreds of NFTCL/NFTE comrades lined on the Anna Road and formed human chain for one hour from 4 pm to 5 pm in response to the call of major opposition parties other than of course BJP/AIADMK. We thank all our comrades who have participated not only in Chennai but also throughout Tamilnadu at all District Headquarters.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,

23/04/2018:

Sri.Venkaiah Naidu has insulted the 64 MPs:

Sri.Venkaiah Naidu has insulted the 64 MPs and the people who had elected them.As a Vice-president of India he has exceeded his constitutional powers in hastily rejecting the petition submitted by the MPs belonging to nine political parties to demand impeachment of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for his misdeeds.This once again proved the partisan approach of Sri. Deepak Mishra who is favouring the ruling party,BJP.
The BJP leadership in its anxiety to safeguard the present Chief Justice not even prepared to appoint a parliamentary committee to enquire in to the allegations levelled against Sri. Deepak Mishra before arriving at a final decision. What is the difficulty for Sri. Venkaiah Naidu to enquire the allegations against the Chief Justice? Why he has outrightly rejected the petition signed by 64 MPs and Submitted to the President of India? It is nothing but pure arrogance and intoxication with governmental authority.

22/04/2018:

Kind attention of NFTE/ NFTCL members:

As already decided by our unions all Comrades are requested to participate in the Human Chain agitation on 23-04-2018( Monday ) from 4 pm to 5 pm in all the District HQ in Tamilnadu State for demanding the immediate formation of Cauvery Management Board ( CMB) by Central Government as directed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.
> The Comrades of North/ South Chennai should assemble in front of Anna Road Head Post Office with NFTE/ NFTCL flags in large numbers sharply at 3.45 pm . Make this agitation a very big success so that our rights are not snatched.

22/04/2018:

Wish the newly married couple a very happy married life:

On 22-04-18 at Vepampattu the marriage reception of Comrade E. Karthick ( S/O Comrade K. M. Elangovan, Asst. Circle Secretary of NFTE in Chennai Telephones) and Comrade K. Malliga was held this evening. Hundreds of our comrades and leaders blessed the newly married couple. I wished the newly married couple along with my wife and friends.  Click1,  Click2,

21/04/2018:

Grand Felicitation to CHQ Leaders at an impressive function in Anna Road exchange by Chennai Telephones Circle Union on 21-04-18:

Comrades Islam, C. Singh and CKM were felicitated by NFTE District/ Division/ Branch Unions on their election to CHQ at the fifth AIC held in Amritsar.The CGM of Chennai Telephones S.M. Kalavathi, Circle/ State Secretaries of BSNLEU, FNTO, NFTCL, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, TEPU greeted the leadership of NFTE-BSNL. More than 450 comrades including 70 women comrades enthusiastically participated in the function.We sincerely thank every one for their greetings and participation.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,  Click11,  Click12,  Click13,  Click14,  Click15,  Click16,  Click17,  Click18,  Click19,  Click20,  Click21,  Click22,  Click23,  Click24,  Click25,  Click26,  Click27,

19/04/2018:

AUAB Leaders submitted Memorandum to the Governor of Tamilnadu:

Comrade K.M.Elangovan(NFTE), Kanniappan(BSNLEU),Shanmuga sundar Rajan (SNEA), Vijayakumar (TEPU) and Badri Narayanan (AIBSNLEA) met the Governor at 11 am today in Rajbhavan and presented the memorandum. They requested him to recommend our representation against the formation of Separate tower company for BSNL towers to the government of India. But the Governor merely agreed to forward our memorandum to Hon'ble Manoj Sinha, the MOS for Communications.

19/04/2018:

Wishing a very happy retired life:

Today comrades L.Tamil mani, O.S.(Branch Secretary/ FBR Internal) and Kamatchi Subramanyam , O.S/ GSM Helf Desk / FBR were honoured by Comrade CKM on their retirement on 30-04-2018. Both the comrades handed over a donation of two thousand rupees each to the Circle Union. We thank them and wish them a very happy retired life.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

18/04/2018:

Meeting with the Governor of Taminadu on 19-04-18:

According to the instructions of national level AUAB on 19-04-18 the leaders of Chennai Telephones NFTE, BSNLEU , TEPU , SNEA and AIBSNLEA will meet the T.N. Governor at 10.30 am in Rajbhavan and submit a memorandum to him requesting his good offices for withdrawal of Central Government decision for operationalize the Separate Subsidiary Tower company for 66000 BSNL mobile towers throughout the country.

18/04/2018:

For the kind attention of all:

On 21-04-2018( Saturday)at 2 pm in Anna Road exchange compound our Circle union is organising a grand felicitation function for the newly elected CHQ office bearers in the recently held fifth AIC of NFTE-BSNL in Amritsar (Punjab). Our President Islam and General Secretary C.Singh are participating in it. Our CGM and all the Secretaries of Unions & Associations in BSNL are also participating in it . Hence it is our endeavour to make this function a massive one . Kindly mobilise maximum comrades to hear the views of our leadership. Circle office bearers , District Secretaries, Divisional Secretaries and Branch Secretaries are requested to act now for making this felicitation function a grand success.

17/04/2018:

Ministry of Labour & Employemnt call for comments on Non paymeny of Wages to Contract Labours:

NFTCL has taken up the issue of Non payment of wages to contract labours to the Ministry of Labours & Employment, New Delhi.Ministry has now called for reply from Chennai telephones administration with in 15 days.  Click1,  Click2,

17/04/2018:

Human Chain agitation on 23-04-2018(Monday):

NFTE & NFTCL comrades must participate in the proposed Human Chain agitation on 23-04-2018( Monday) announced by many political parties in Tamilnadu for pressing the Government of India to form immediately the Cauvery Management Board ( CMB) as instructed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court. Hence we appeal to all Our comrades to join the Human Chain agitation throughout Tamilnadu in all the District Headquarters between 4 pm to 5 pm on 23-04-2018.
C. K.Mathivanan.
S.Anandan
NFTE NFTCL

16/04/2018:

Union will not rest till victimisation is removed:

A month ago two contract Labourer Comrades Jothibasu and Venkatesan who were working at Perambur Stores Depot under M/S Malli Contactors were victimised for no justified reasons and sent out of the job. This is a Modus operandi by the said company to recruit new hands by getting huge sum for new appointees for the same. But NFTCL North Chennai District union decided to fight this victimisation. They organised a powerful demonstration against this victimisation on 26-03-18 at Perambur Stores Depot itself. The Sr.GM ( D) immediately intervened and spoke to Comrade CKM over phone and requested to end the ongoing demonstration. As the Sr.GM agreed to sort out the issue through negotiation, the demonstration was ended in the afternoon. On 27-03-18 the discussion was held by NFTCL leaders with the Sr. GM.After a detailed discussion the management wanted some time . Union leaders accepted the request. Accordingly today ( 16-04-18)our leaders once again met the Sr. GM.This evening both the victimised contract Labourers were taken back by the said company. However both were posted to different exchanges. One is posted at Pulianthope exchange and other one was posted at Madhavaram exchange. We are happy that atlast the victimisation was removed.NFTCL sincerely thank the Sr.GM ( Development) for her help and commitment in removing the victimisation of two contract Labourers.

16/04/2018:

May Day- 2018:

Chennai Telephones observe this Year Mayday (133 rd) at AnnaNagar on 05-05-18 on the same day the birth anniversary of Comrade KarlMarx falls. Let us make both function a grand and successful one.

14/04/2018:

128 th Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was Celebrated on 14-04-2018 in Chennai Telephones:

NFTE & NFTCL jointly observed today the 128 th birthday of Bharat Ratna Beem Rao Ramji Ambedkar. NFTE Circle President M.K. Ramasamy and NFTCL State President V.Babu jointly garlanded the statue of Dr Ambedkar. Comrade CKM spoke on Ambedkar's greatest contribution to the cause of Social Justice in India.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,
NFTE Circle Union office bearers at the awards giving function organised by BSNL management in Chennai Telephones Circle for the meritorious students who are the wards of our Staff on account of 128 th Birthday celebrations of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on 14-04-2018.
 Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,

14/04/2018:

128 Birthday of Bharat Ratna Dr.B.R.Ambedkar on 14-04-2018:

The first and the best Social Justice votary in our Country is undoubtedly Dr. Beemrao Ramji Ambedkar. He was born on 14-04-1891 in a small town which is located inside the present day Madhya Pradesh State. His family later settled down in Maharashtra area. His contribution to the people of India through Constitution and Social Justice policies are unparalleled. His policy of Reservations in job for the downtrodden people of SC/ST community is a single contribution to the upliftment of this community.
As usual the Circle Union of NFTE will garland the statue of Dr. Ambedkar inside the Staff quarter complex In Taylor's Road at Kilpauk exactly at 9.30 am on Saturday, the 14-04-2018. Hence all Comrades are requested to be near the statue by 9-15 am at least to express our respectful homage to the departed leader on his 128 th Birthday.

12/04/2018:

Tamilnadu State EC meeting of NFTCL on 24-06-2018:

State Secretary S.Anandan has notified the Tamilnadu State EC meeting of NFTCL on 24-06-2018 In Ambasamudram near Tirunelveli. Comrades are requested to book their train tickets immediately to avoid any inconvenience in travel.

12/04/2018:

Mayday Committee meets:

The first meeting of the Mayday celebrations committee was held today in the Dharna pandal itself in Anna Road exchange compound. It was attended by 3 District Secretaries of NFTE and 3 District Secretaries of NFTCL. After a brief discussion it was decided to do the following on 05-05-2018.
1.Hoist the red flags of both NFTE & NFTCL in Flower Bazaar exchange compound where Circle Union office is located at 11 am on 5 th Of May.
2.Hoist the red flags of both NFTE & NFTCL in CGM's Office at 12.30 hrs in Purasawalkam High Road ; Opening of a new stone tabulate. 3.Observation of 201 birth anniversary of Karl Marx and 1 Mayday in Anna Nagar Telephone exchange at 3 pm in which AITUC/ FNTO/ TEPU/PEWA/ NFTCL/ NFTE leaders will participate.  Click1,  Click2,

12/04/2018:

Massive Dharna at Anna Road in Chennai Telephones on 12-04-18:

At the call of AUAB to oppose the formation of Separate tower company for 66000 BSNL mobile towers a massive Dharna was held.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

11/04/2018:

Protest Demonstration by All Unions/ Associations of BSNL in Chennai Telephones on 11-04-2018:

At Flower Bazaar exchange compound today a protest demonstration was held against the Modi government for delaying the formation of Cauvery Management Board as directed by Hon'ble Supreme Court. To get more votes for BJP in the May-12 Karnataka State Assembly poll the Modi government in centre deliberately delaying the formation of CMB to share the Cauvery river water between states. This tactics is a very wrong one and against the country's interest.
Comrade CKM presided over the meeting. AITUC Secretary J. Lakshmanan, BSNLEU Secretary Kanniappan, FNTO Secretary Lingamoorthy, TEPU Secretary Vijayakumar, SEWA Secretary Raveendran and others spoke at the meeting held after the demonstration.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,

10/04/2018:

Meeting at Kellys exchange on 10-04-2018:

Today a meeting of Kellys Division NFTE was held. The decisions of Amritsar AIC were explained.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

09/04/2018:

Demonstration converted in to a Meeting:

On 10-04-2018 in Kellys exchange compound the District Union of North Chennai had called for a protest demonstration against the local AO for not obeying the order of DGM (Hr) and his blunt refusal to relieve our Comrade Parameswaran , OS to Madhavaram on request transfer. However on 09-04-2018 ,on the eve of the proposed demonstration our comrade was hurriedly issued with relieving order. In this background the protest demonstration was converted in to a meeting to explain the current issues to our members in Kellys. We thank the DGM (HR) very much for her efforts to solve this issue which was agitating the minds of our Kellys comrades for the past few months. We also thank the GM(F) and CAO Janakiraman and others who have intervened to diffuse the tension in Kellys.

09/04/2018:

Thanks for the Success!:

Today the counting of votes polled on 07-04-2018 was taken up and all the eight candidates put up jointly by NFTE, BSNLEU, FNTO ,TEPU & SEWA for Directors post in the Chennai Telephones Cooperative Stores were declared as winners. Few rebels belong to BSNLEU including the out going President were defeated. We congratulate NFTE Directors C.Ravi & S.Chitrarasu and all others for their resounding victory. NFTE Circle Union thanked the Circle Secretaries of BSNLEU, FNTO, TEPU & SEWA for their cooperation and hard work which brought victory to our joint panel.
This Board of Cooperative Stores has eleven Directors. Already 2 women directors were elected unopposed. The election for President & Vice- President will be held on 13-04-18. We hope the unity built by unions will make this election also a unanimous one.

09/04/2018:

2018 Mayday Celebrations in Chennai Telephones jointly by NFTE and NFTCL on 05-05-2018 at Anna Nagar:

Today at a joint sitting of North Chennai District Union and Anna Nagar Division union at Villivakkam exchange under the Presidentship of Comrade K.Venkatesan it was decided to celebrate this year's Mayday in Anna Nagar on 05.05.2018. For this a Committee has been formed President. K.Venkatesan
Working President. M. Parthiban
Secretary. R.Arumugam
Joint Secretary. S.Kothandapani
Treasurer.S.Chitrarasu

07/04/2018:

Protest Demonstration wearing Black Badge on 11-04-2018( Wednesday)by All Unions:

In Flower Bazaar exchange compound a massive protest demonstration by All Unions in Chennai Telephones will be organised on April-11( Wednesday) during lunch hour to demand Immediate formation of Cauvery river water Management Board as per the recent judgment of Supreme Court. The BJP government at the centre is wantonly delaying the formation of Cauvery river water management Board only to get votes in the Karnataka Assembly elections in May/ 2018. As BJP has no political support in Tamilnadu it deliberately support the erring Karnataka State with selfish motives.
Cauvery river water is a very important life support for Tanjore delta farmers and Agriculture. If the rights of Tamilnadu over the sharing of Cauvery river water is not protected now the future of our state will be very bleak. Unfortunately the AIADMK led State Government is surrendering before the Modi government and enacting DRAMA of FAST as eye wash. Almost all Political parties except BJP in Tamilnadu are agitating against the irresponsible attitude of Central Government. As a citizen of our state no one could ignore the issue of Cauvery river water sharing in a fair and judicious manner.Hence all are requested to assemble in Flower Bazaar exchange compound on 11-04-2018. Let us contribute our might to protect the rights of Tamilnadu State..

07/04/2018:

Dharna on 12-04-2018 by AUAB:

The Chennai Telephones All Unions and Associations of BSNL will observe a day long Dharna at Anna Road exchange compound on April-12( Thursday) as per the directions of National leadership of AUAB. Despite our opposition and protest the government of India is proceeding to operationalise the Separate Tower company for nearly 66000 mobile towers of BSNL. This decision if not stopped from implementation it will be a very big blow to BSNL. Hence AUAB once again decided to hold a nation wide Dharna on 12-04-2018 . Kindly mobilise both employees and executives in full strength for this Dharna.

07/04/2018:

Postponement of Felicitation function organised for newly elected CHQ office bearers at Anna Road:

Due to the sudden demise of elder brother of our General Secretary in Patna all engagements of Comrade Chandeswar Singh are cancelled till 16-04-2018. Accordingly our felicitation function planned in Anna Road compound stands postponed to 21-04-2018( Saturday) at 3 pm. All comrades are requested to note this postponement and act accordingly. Let us utilise the extra ten days we get by this postponement to organise this function in a very grand manner . We regret for the inconvenience caused to all as unexpected thing has happened in the family of our General Secretary C.Singh.

05/04/2018:

Increase of Variable Dearness Allowance for Contract Labourers:

Increase of Variable Dearness Allowance for Contract Labourers has increased. Our comrades should note this and monitor it's implementation without any delay. ஒப்பந்த ஊழியர் VDA உயர்வு
ஒப்பந்த ஊழியர்களுக்கான விலைவாசிப்படி VDA 01/04/2018 முதல் கீழ்க்கண்டவாறு உயர்ந்துள்ளது.
UNSKILLED
A பிரிவு நகரம் – ரூ. 17= நாளொன்றுக்கு உயர்வு ரூ.536லிருந்து ரூ.553/= ஆக உயர்வு. B பிரிவு நகரம் – ரூ. 14= நாளொன்றுக்கு உயர்வு ரூ.448/=லிருந்து ரூ.462/= ஆக உயர்வு. C பிரிவு நகரம் – ரூ. 11= நாளொன்றுக்கு உயர்வு ரூ.359/=லிருந்து ரூ.370/= ஆக உயர்வு. SEMI SKILLED நாள் கூலி:
A பிரிவு நகரம் ரூ.612/=
B பிரிவு நகரம் ரூ.522/=
C பிரிவு நகரம் ரூ.433/=
SKILLED நாள் கூலி:
A பிரிவு நகரம் ரூ.673/=
B பிரிவு நகரம் ரூ.612/=
C பிரிவு நகரம் ரூ.522/=
திறனுக்கேற்ற கூலி வழங்க வேண்டும் என நாம் தொடர்ந்து குரல் கொடுத்தும் கூட நமது நியாயமான கோரிக்கை இன்னும் அமுல்படுத்தப்படவில்லை. அனைவரையும் UNSKILLED என்று சொல்லி மாதம் இரண்டாயிரம் மூவாயிரம் அளவிற்கு அடிமட்ட ஊழியரின் வருவாயில் மண் அள்ளிப்போடும் கொடுமை இன்னும் இங்கே தொடரத்தான் செய்கின்றது.

03/04/2018:

Second Conference of Sholapur District NFTCL on 03-04-2018:

Second Conference of Sholapur District NFTCL held in a grand manner.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,

03/04/2018:

Solapur NFTE-BSNL District Union welcomed Comrade CKM:

Solapur NFTE-BSNL District Union welcomed Comrade CKM , Sr. Vice- President (CHQ) on 03-04-2018 on his visit to Solapur in connection with the District Conference of NFTCL there. Com. Kokre, District President garlanded CKM on behalf of Solapur District Union.  Click1,  Click2,

02/04/2018:

NFTCL leaders met the GM/BSNL/ Solapur on 02-04-18:

Comrades C.K.M., Khevkhar, District secretary/ NFTCL and Prasad Korantak , Dist. Org .Secy on 02-04-2018 met Sri. R. M. Pradhan, GM and B. J.Umbarje, DGM(Hr&Planning) and discussed several important issues of Contract Labourers of Solapur SSA. Mainly the following issues were discussed:
1. Ensure salary payment on 7 the of each month.
2. Ensure minimum wages as per the B class City.
3. Issue through contactors the photo ID cards for all Contract Labourers.
4. Categorisation of Contract Labourers as per the job performed as Unskilled/ Semi-Skilled/ Skilled/ Highly Skilled.
GM was very attentive during the discussion and assured us that he will do everything possible on his side to settle our long pending demands.

02/04/2018:

Solapur NFTCL District Union office bearers meeting:

NFTCL District Union office bearers meeting held in Solapur on 02-04-2018 on the eve of District Conference tomorrow.  Click1,  Click2,

02/04/2018:

Purposeful meeting with Asst. PF Commissioner on 02-04-2018:

NFTCL representatives had a very purposeful meeting with Sri. Purusotham Meena, the Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner In Solapur along with Contractors on whom we have filed a complaint regarding non- deposit of EPF amount due for nearly 98 contract Labourers in Solapur from 2006 in total violation of statutory obligations. The next hearing is fixed on 23-04-2018. NFTCL was represented by Comrades CKM, Kavhekar, Anandan, Gopichand Chavan, Vijaykumar Pancharia, Sunil Sawant.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,

02/04/2018:

Change of Date:

Due to unavoidable reasons the joint sitting of both Executive Committee of Anna Nagar Division & North Chennai District NFTE will now be held on 05-04-2018 (Thursday) at 11 am in Villiwakkam telephone exchange compound. This meeting will form the celebration committee for this year's Mayday in Anna Nagar exchange.

01/04/2018:

Behaviour of Private Sector Banks!:

When Punjab National Bank was in the news few months ago in a case of helping diamond businessman from Gujarat by name Nirav Modi to loot nearly Rs/-14000 Crores, hue and cry was made out by few self appointed guardians of Privatisation. Instead of focusing on the crime of daylight bank robbery by a businessman those intelligent men argued for privatisation of Public Sector Banks as the Punjab National Bank is a nationalised Bank. But now the top most private sector bank ICICI is in the news . It is being alleged and enquired by CBI that M/S VIDEOCON company has got a loan of Rs/-3250 crores from ICICI bank and in a quid pro quo arrangement paid to Mr. Deepak Kochhar Rs/-64 crores.
Incidentally this Deepak Kochhar is the husband of Mrs. Chanda Kochhar, the Managing Director and CEO of ICICI bank. As of now Rs/- 2849 crores out of Rs/- 3350 crores loan has been declared as a non- performing asset (NPA) by the said bank. This proves one point clearly that in India the rich people and businessmen cleverly loot the banks both in Public Sector and Private Sector. They rob the money saved/ invested by common people in every bank of course by bribing the bank officers or management. Hence the focus should be on eliminating this nexes between bankers and looters.

29/03/2018:

SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 not to be diluted by any one , be the Supreme Court or Government:

India has nearly 18 crores of its population under Dalits ( SC/ ST) category. As per the National Crime Records Bureau a crime is committed against a Dalit in India every 15 minutes. Every day at least 6 Dalit women are raped. Over the last ten years (2007-2017) there is 66% growth in the crime against Dalits in our country. A cursory look in to these figures will convince any person to feel the need to strengthen the said Act to minimise/control the growing crime against the Dalit population. But the Supreme Court bench under the learned Justices A.K. Goel and U.U. Lalit thought otherwise for reasons best known to them. In a very wrong judgment they delivered recently they effectively diluted the very Act which was passed to punish the culprits and stop the atrocities against Dalit men and women. Their recent judgment in fact diluted the stringent provision of denial of anticipatory bail in the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act,1989.
It is heartening to see all the Political parties including the Congress Party appealed to the Government of India to go in for a review of the said two judge bench judgment in the Supreme Court with out any delay. They also met the President of India yesterday and requested him to immediately intervene in this and advise the Narendra Modi government accordingly. Hope good sense will prevail upon all concerned to safeguard the interests of the Dalits whom are under attack from upper caste people out of caste prejudices.

28/03/2018:

Meeting with GM(HR) on 28-03-18:

Circle Union had a meeting today with GM( HR). On behalf of the Management DGM( HR)/ AGM (A) /AGM(E)/SDE(SR) took part in the meeting. NFTE-BSNL was represented by Comrades CKM, Elangoven, Rajendran, Ravi and Babu. After the discussion we honoured Mrs. Sankari, AGM(E) on her retirement on 31-03-2018. We wished her a very happy retired life. We also thanked her for her help and cooperation in settling the issues of our staff.  Click1,

28/03/2018:

India is for Sale under Modi's Rule!:

Government To Sell 76% Stake In Air India, Give Up Management Control:
New Delhi: The government today took the first step towards divesting the Air India -- the debt-ridden national carrier supported for years by public money -- triggering vehement protests from opposition. The plan is to transfer management control along with 76 per cent equity, for which an expression of Interest was released and multinational consultancy firm Ernst & Young was appointed as the advisor.
The divestment will be done through open, competitive bidding.
Te national carrier has been running on taxpayers' money, failing to profits in more than a decade. By the end of 2016-17, the airline had a debt of nearly 49,000 crore. By the end of the current financial year, its debt is expected to go up by another Rs. 3,500 crore.The opposition, which earlier accused the government of "not caring" about the national carrier, was up in arms. Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee made an emotional appeal:
Her party leader Derek O'Brien questioned how such step could be taken when a Parliamentary Committee is still examining the divestment proposal.
"The proposed disinvestment of Air India is still being examined by the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Transport Tourism & Culture. Stakeholders are being called. Views heard. Report still some time away. How come these moves from Govt?" his tweet read.
Last year, the committee had recommended that the government put the decision on hold till 2022, when the 10-year turnaround plan ends. Citing the Rs. 105-crore operating profit made by the airline after its merger with Indian Airlines, the committee suggested giving more time to the airline to recuperate.
Days later, the Union Cabinet cleared the decks for the disinvestment.Under the new plan, the government will retain 24 per cent stake in Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express. It also proposes divesting 50 per cent of its stake in Air India Sats Airport Services.

28/03/2018:

Not Surprised..!?:

Today a leading Tamil newspaper has published an interview with Telugu cine actor Shivaji. In which he has exposed a diabolical conspiracy of BJP/ RSS combine to capture the political/ governmental power in the South Indian states of Andhra, Telangana, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka & Puducherry. For this secret plan they had allocated 4800 crores of rupees and started distributing it already. This news has not surprised any one who knew the modus operandi of Facist/ Communal forces throughout the world. BJP/ RSS will go to any extent to capture power and thereafter to retain / perpetuate it.
People of our country must be alerted and all political parties opposed to BJP must unite in their fight to defeat these rabid communal right reactionaries . These evil forces have already on their dirty job of dividing the people on religious/ casteist lines. They have very successfully divided the AIADMK party and weakened it beyond any repair. They are picking few important personalities from DMK ( M.K. Azhagiri of Madurai) and trying to weaken certain other political parties to gain footage in Tamilnadu. Already they have purchased ( bribed) many media personalities belong to popular Television channels to do their propaganda.
Even the Election Commission/ Supreme Court are infiltrated by these Facist forces. They are planning bigger operations to retain power in the 2019 Parliamentary elections as they are afraid of certain defeat in all most all North Indian States including UP/ Bihar/ Rajasthan/MP etc. That is the reason they want to strengthen BJP in all the Southern states at any cost. The present exposure of their secret operation is only tip of the iceberg . Let us awaken before it is late.

27/03/2018:

Felicitation to Comrade S.Chandrasekaran,T.T/Vani mahal RSU:

Farewell meeting at Anna Road on 27-03-18 to felicitate Comrade S. Chandrasekaran, T.T/ Vani mahal RSU & NFTE Division union Secretary who is retiring on 31-03-2018.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,

27/03/2018:

Meeting of Comrade C.K.Mathivanan, GS/ NFTCL and Comrade Animesh Mitra, GS/BSNLCCWF in Chennai:

In Chennai both the General Secretaries of Contract Labourers Federations Comrades CKM & Animesh Mitra had a chance meeting today and decided to jointly conduct struggles to safeguard the interests of Contract Labourers particularly in BSNL. Comrade V. Babu, TN State President of NFTCL and Comrade T. Kasi, Circle Secretary of Chennai Telephones BSNLCCWF were present during this brief interaction.It is a good unity move by both the leaders so that the rights of the Contract Labourers are protected in BSNL.
It is a strange coincidence that both the General Secretaries C.K.Mathivanan & Animesh Mitra are National Vice- Presidents of NFTE-BSNL & BSNLEU respectively.  Click1,  Click2,

27/03/2018:

Memorandum handed over to the CGM on 27-03-2018:

AUAB leaders today handed over the memorandum to the Chief General Manager S.M.Kalavathi , for forwarding the same to DOT so that our opposition to the operation of Separate tower company for BSNL from 01-04-2018. Earlier a massive demonstration was held at CGM's office during lunch hour. Comrade CKM presided over the meeting held during the demonstration in which AUAB leaders Shanmuga Sundara Rajan , Vijayakumar, Anbalagan, Kanniappan, Babu and others spoke. Comrade G. Palaniappan shouted the slogans effectively. Comrade Animesh Mitra, VP(CHQ) BSNLEU also spoke in this meeting.More than 200 comrades assembled in the demonstration at a very short notice.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

27/03/2018:

Meeting with PGM(D):

On behalf of NFTCL today comrades CKM, V. Babu, Rajendran, S. Kothandapani and M. Parthiban met Smt. Malini , PGM( Development) along with Sri. Pandian, DGM and had a detailed discussion on the anti-labour attitude of M/S Malli Security. It illegally draws 1400 rupees per month from every Contract Labourers under its control. We complained with proof the corrupt practice of that Contrator and its victimisation of innocent Contract Labourers who oppose/ question the illegal activities of M/S Malli Security. We also complained about non- payment of salary to Contract Labourers on seventh of each month by this agency . With Regards to the happenings in Perambur Store Depot we informed the PGM that two Contract Labourers were unnecessarily shifted with out any valid reason. The SDE / AGM are siding with Contractor and not safeguarding the rights of Contract Labourers. Both of them failed to act responsibly in their capacity as Primary Employer. The PGM assured us to set right the mistakes. We thanked the administration for its intervention with out delay.

26/03/2018:

27-03-2018 (Tuesday) Nationwide demonstration by AUAB:

27-03-2018 ( Tuesday) Nationwide demonstration by AUAB to oppose the operation of Separate tower company for BSNL towers will be held in front of CGM office at Purasawalkam during lunch hour:
In a partial modification , the venue of the 27 March demonstration will be now in CGM office. Our comrades should mobilise both employees and executives in large number for this demonstration at Purasawalkam CGM office as the Management & Central Government are going ahead with their ill conceived plan regarding formation of a separate tower company for nearly 66000 BSNL mobile towers despite stiff opposition by All Unions and Associations in BSNL. If it is allowed thereafter BSNL will become permanently sick and loss making PSU. After the demonstration a memorandum will be submitted to CGM.
C.K.Mathivanan
CS/NFTE- BSNL
26-03-18.

24/03/2018:

Solapur NFTCL District Conference:

On 2&3 of April/2018 the conference of Solapur ( Maharashtra) District NFTCL is being organised. At the invitation of District Secretary Khaveker myself and Tamilnadu NFTCL State Secretary Anandan are going there to participate in the conference. Hope large number of Contract Labourers will be mobilised to this conference.

24/03/2018:

Formation meeting:

On 04-04-18 at Villivakkam Telephone exchange a meeting will be held jointly by Anna Nagar Division and North Chennai District Unions to form the Mayday celebrations committee. All decisions regarding Mayday/2018 will be finalised at this meeting. Hence the Executive Committee members of both Anna Nagar Division and North Chennai District Unions are requested to participate in this meeting and offer their advice.

24/03/2018:

B.Ganesan, DGM (North East)/BSNL a very happy retired life.:

Today we wished Sri. B.Ganesan, DGM ( North East) / BSNL a very happy retired life. He is retiring on 31-03-18. He was also a very active member of AIBSNLEA. NFTE Circle Union and North Chennai District Union both wished him a peaceful and healthy retired life.  Click1,  Click2,

24/03/2018:

Demonstration during Lunch hour by All Unions & Associations in BSNL at Flower Bazaar exchange compound on 27-03-18(Tuesday):

As per the call of National leadership of AUA a lunch hour demonstration will be held in Flower Bazaar to protest against Government's move to proceed on formation of Separate tower company despite stiff opposition from unions and associations. All NFTE members are requested to participate in this demonstration and make it huge success in Chennai Telephones circle.  Click1,

24/03/2018:

Circle Office Bearers meeting:

It is decided to hold a meeting of the NFTE-BSNL Circle Union Office Bearers on 07-04-2018 at 3 pm in Union Office at Flower Bazaar exchange compound. All COBs are requested to attend the meeting in time.

23/03/2018:

Congratulations!:

The meeting of General Council of Chennai Telephones Circle Union held on 23-03-18 decided unanimously to fill the vacancies in the Circle Office bearers list due to the resignations of Comrades T. Jaya Jothi (ACS) and S. Muthukumar (Vice- President). The following were elected.
Comrade G.Y. Batcha, Kodambakkam--- Circle V P.
Comrade T.R. Rajasekaran---ACS.
We congratulate both of them on their election to to the Circle Union.

23/03/2018:

87th Martyrdom day observed:

7 th Martyrdom day of shaheed Bagat Singh, Rajguru and Sugdev were observed today (23-03-28) by Chennai Telephones Circle Union at a function organised in Tambaram.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,

23/03/2018:

General Council Meeting:

In Today's (23-03-18) General Council Meeting of the Circle Union at Tambaram comrade CKM was congratulated by our comrades on his election as Sr. Vice-President of NFTE-BSNL central Head Quarters at the recently held fifth AIC in Amritsar.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,  Click11,  Click12,  Click13,  Click14,  Click15,  Click16,  Click17,  Click18,  Click19,  Click20,

21/03/2018:

Loss of a dear friend and Leader of Bangalore NFTE:

Today morning Mr. Kishore, the elder son of Comrade Krishna Mohan informed me the sad news of the death of Karnataka Circle Union President & Undisputed leader of Bangalore District NFTE. Comrade Mohan is a very brave man and a close friend to me. He was operated in the first week of March for Kidney transplant but not regained his consciousness since then. He was in ICU for more than 12 days and the end came today morning. It is a great loss to NFTE. I am proceeding to Bangalore to pay my homage to the strong leader of NFTE. His funeral will be at 11 am on 22-03-18. I convey my sincere condolences to his wife, sons, friends and comrades. On behalf of NFTE (CHQ)/Chennai Telephones Circle Union and NFTCL HQtrs I once again pay my respectful homages to my best friend.

21/03/2018:

Thanks to Comrade S.Chandrasekaran:

Thanks to Comrade S. Chandrasekaran,Haddows Road Division Secretary of NFTE-BSNL who has donated rupees twenty five thousand for the Circle Union on his retirement this month in the presence of Com. M. Nagarajan, South Chennai District Secretary. We wish him a very happy retired life.  Click1,

21/03/2018:

Circle Union Notices:

Circle unoin notice on Management proposal on Check off System and New CHQ office bearers list.  Click1,  Click2,

20/03/2018:

Thanks to the CGM:

NFTE Circle Union brought to the notice of the Chief General Manager on 19-03-18 regarding the ill advised move to shift the AOTR unit from Kalmandapam exchange compound to Flower Bazaar exchange compound abruptly citing shortage of staff. We stoutly opposed this move as it will create hardships and difficulties for our thousands of valuable customers of Gummidipundi., Ponneri, Meenjur etc. Miss.S.M.Kalavati, CGM accepted our demand and instructed the GM(F) not to shift the AOTR from Kalmandapam. We sincerely thank our CGM for her quick action on our request.

20/03/2018:

Ram Rajya or Constitutional form of government.?:

A rath Yatra to bring back the " Ram Rajya " began from Ayodhya is going now through several states of our country under the protection of both central/ State governments. We all know Ram was a king in Hindu mythology. There was no democracy in that form of governance but only autocratic functioning was there. There is a story in widespread circulation that King Ram told his wife/ Queen Sita to prove her chastity as some one had questioned it. He advised her to walk through fire to establish that her chastity was not in anyway affected by Ravanan, the mythical king of Lanka during her custody in Lanka . If this is the treatment women will get in the so-called Ram Rajya then it should not be a form of governance in India. Instead of stopping this madness quickly both Central and State Governments are standing like a mute spectator. Horrible!.

20/03/2018:

Congratulations to com C.K.M.:

Affection,love,wishes and greetings by our comrades.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,  Click11,  Click12,

19/03/2018:

Felicitation to the new CHQ office bearers in Chennai:

Felicitation to the new CHQ office bearers in Chennai is being planned jointly by the four NFTE District Unions of North Chennai, South Chennai, Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur . The General Secretary of our union, Comrade C. Singh has already agreed to participate in it . Date and place of that function will be finalised this week. All the leaders of our sister unions in the All Unions & Associations of BSNL in Chennai Telephones will be invited for this grand function. Our comrades are requested to make this function a memorable one.

17/03/2018:

Secretariat Meeting of the Circle Union on 20-03-18:

The meeting of the Circle Secretariat will be held under the presidentship of Comrade M.K. Ramasamy, Circle President at the union office in Flower Bazaar exchange compound on March-20 ( Tuesday) at about 3 pm . All the 15 members of the Secretariat are requested to attend the meeting in time. The following agenda points shall be discussed in the meeting: 1.Amritsar Conference of All India Union - Implementation of its Decisions. 2.Observing Bhagat Singh Martyrdom day at Tambaram on 23-03-18. 3.Circle Council- Agenda points.

17/03/2018:

In a very happier moment:

 

Around 6.30 pm on 16-03-18 when I made a speech for reporting the unanimous decision of the meeting of all the Circle Secretaries to elect the new office bearers and readout the nominations duly proposed and seconded by Comrades Ashaq Ahamed and Goyal there was all round happiness at the Amritsar AIC of NFTE-BSNL. It was my announcement that I am proud of proposing Comrade Chandeswar Singh for the post of General Secretary of our union consecutively three times in Patna, Jabalpur and Amritsar Conferences made the gathering burst in to drowning applause. Indeed such an hattrick opportunity for any one is very rare. I thanked for this great opportunity given to me by our leadership/ comrades.

16/03/2018:

sincere thanks to everyone:

I sincerely thank everyone for unanimously electing me as the senior Vice President of great NFTE-BSNL at the just concluded fifth AIC in Amritsar,Punjab. I also extend my heart felt thanks for all those who greeted/congratulated me on my election to the Central Head Quarters of NFTE.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,

16/03/2018:

The fifth AIC concluded in the evening of 16-03-2018:

The fifth AIC concluded in the evening of 16-03-2018 with the unanimous election of Office bearers.
National President:Comrade Islam
General Secretary:Comrade C.Singh
Dy.General Secretary:Comrade K.S.Seshadri.
Finance Secretary:Comrade Rajmauli Comrade CKM was elected as vice-president of the union.
2100 delegates participated in the three days National conference in Amritsar. Punjab Circle Secretary Surjit singh and his team deserved appreciation of all for organising the AIC in a grand manner. From Chennai Telephones circle 187 comrades participated in it. Many resolutions were passed at the conference regarding important issues facing the employees. On behalf of Chennai Telephones Circle Union we extend our greetings and best wishes to the new team of CHQ elected at the Amritsar conference.

15/03/2018:

Welcome but some reservations are there in accepting the suggestion of BSNL management:

Management proposal on Check off system:
On 15-03-18 the corporate office of BSNL has released a letter addressed to all the CGMs and recognised unions in BSNL. It has called for the opinion of all concerned on its suggestion to follow the Check off system instead of Secret ballot for membership verification. It is true that lot of money/ human resources are being spent on the Membership verification since 2002. Given the present financial difficulties of BSNL it is a welcome suggestion indeed. But the unions will certainly face disadvantages if the proposed Check off system is introduced immediately. Because in the Secret ballot NFTE normally gets more votes than the actual number of its membership. However if the management of BSNL has agreed to remove the condition for recognition of second union we may consider this suggestion of the management which will ultimately put an end to the politics of alliance of unions and pooling the votes on particular union symbol. This method may also save precious time and money for Management/ Unions. Let us discuss this suggestion with an open mind in the ongoing AIC of NFTE in Amritsar and form a firm opinion about it.  Click1,

15/03/2018:

Second day session of AIC in Amritsar:

Second day session of AIC in Amritsar begun at 10.15 am with the speech of General Secretary. Today I spoke in the fore noon session of AIC for nearly 45 minutes on the issues focused by the CHQ for debate/ discussion. First of all I reminded the Punjab comrades that after the Chandigarh AIC now in Amritsar they are holding the fifth conference of NFTE after a long gap of 43 years.I also congratulated the team led by Punjab Circle Secretary Surjit Singh for organising the conference in a very grand manner.
I touched upon the delay in implementing Third Pay revision, Bonus, Financial position of BSNL, Next verification in 2019 and many other important issues. I appealed for unity within the union and begin preparation for facing the next verification successfully. Hope the conference will take good decisions in the end.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,

14/03/2018:

Grand inaugural of Fifth AIC of NFTE in Amritsar:

Grand inaugural of Fifth AIC of NFTE in Amritsar on 14-03-18 with the inspiring speech of Comrade Amarjit Kaur, General Secretary/ AITUC.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,

13/03/2018:

NEC meeting of NFTE-BSNL in Amritsar:

At yesterday's NEC meeting of NFTE-BSNL in Amritsar I spoke on the need to form a high power committee to sort out the legal issues/ disputes over the ownership of our Headquarters in Delhi,Dada Gosh Bhavan as decided by the last meeting of the NEC in Vijayawada during 2017 October. I expressed my unhappiness at the casual attitude of the CHQ in this regard as nearly six months had already passed after Vijayawada NEC meeting and yet the said committee was not formed.  Click1,  Click2,

11/03/2018:

For the Kind attention of our comrades:

As the fifth AIC of NFTE-BSNL is beginning in Amrister (Punjab) on 13-03-2018 with the National Executive Committee meeting almost all the leaders have left Chennai. All may be returning only on 18-03-18. Our comrades are requested to note this point and act accordingly during this period. If anything is requiring the urgent/immediate action of the union don't hesitate to contact the Circle Union/Circle Secretary on mobile number 9487621621.

07/03/2018:

Action and Reaction:

"To every action there will be an equal and opposite reaction ". This Newton's third law of Motion was taught to me in 1968 by my Physics Professor in Chennai Pachaiyappa's college while I was studying B.Sc ( Physics) there. Today morning when I knew that the statue of Shyama Prasad Mukerjee who was the founder leader of Jansangh, the original leader of today's BJP was vandalised in Kolkota suddenly my Physics Professor and Newton's third Law came to my mind.

07/03/2018:

For the Kind attention of Comrades who are attending the fifth AIC of NFTE- BSNL in Amrister (Punjab) from 14-03-18 to 16-03-18:

The reception committee has informed that the night temperature in Punjab generally and at Amrister particularly will be between 17 to 20 degrees. Hence all are requested to bring with them warm clothes/ blankets etc to avoid inconvenience during nights. It is to be understood that the reception committee could not arrange blankets for thousands of Delegates/visitors. Kindly take suitable precautions to face the cold temperature.

06/03/2018:

திரிபுராவில் உடைக்கப்பட்டது லெனின் சிலை !:

 

We condemn the uncivilised behaviour of BJP/ RSS goons in Agartala.

 

திரிபுராவில் பெலோனியா என்ற இடத்தில் இடதுசாரி புரட்சியாளர் லெனின் உருவச்சிலை புல்டோசர் உதவியுடன் இடித்துத் தள்ளப்பட்டதால் அங்கு பதட்டம் ஏற்பட்டுள்ளது. திரிபுராவில் கடந்த 25ஆண்டுகளாக மார்க்சிஸ்ட் கம்யூனிஸ்ட் கட்சி ஆட்சியில் இருந்தது. இந்நிலையில் கடந்த சில தினங்களுக்கு முன் சட்டப்பேரவை தேர்தலில் பாஜக ஆட்சி அதிகாரத்தை கைப்பற்றியது. இதனையடுத்து பாஜக தொண்டர்களுக்கும் மார்க்சிஸ்ட் கட்சி தொண்டர்களுக்கும் இடையே சில இடங்களில் மோதல் வெடித்துள்ளது. இந்நிலையில் திரிபுராவில் பெலோனியா என்ற இடத்தில் இடதுசாரி புரட்சியாளர் லெனின் உருவச்சிலை புல்டோசர் உதவியுடன் இடித்துத் தள்ளப்பட்டுள்ளது.
லெனின் சிலை இடித்து தள்ளப்பட்டதும் அங்கு கூடியிருந்தவர்கள் சிலையில் இருந்து தலையை தனியே எடுத்துள்ளனர். லெனின் சிலையில் இருந்து எடுக்கப்பட்ட பாகத்தை கொண்டு கால்பந்து விளையாடியுள்ளனர் என கம்யூனிஸ்ட் கட்சியை சேர்ந்தவர்கள் தெரிவிக்கின்றனர்.

06/03/2018:

We condemn the uncivilised behaviour of BJP/RSS goons:

We condemn the uncivilised behaviour of BJP/ RSS goons in Agartala who uprooted the staue of Working class leader Lenin on their election victory in the state of Tripura.Such Facist activities are against the democratic traditions of our country. We also condemn the irresponsible and idiotic comments of H. Raja , National Secretary of BJP that in Tamilnadu they will uproot the statues of Great leader EVR Periyar, a social crusader of our time.

06/03/2018:

Greetings to our Women employees on the eve of International Women's Day (March-8):

On behalf of Chennai Telephones Circle Union we extend our warm greetings to all our women employees/executives in BSNL in connection with the International Women's Day which falls on March -8.
The women in our country's population is roughly 50%. But in every field they are represented not even 20%. This is not a good situation in our country even after seventy years of Independence. Though women are educated in more numbers they are in very small percentage in IIMs and IITs. As usual the men corner 90% of seats in such higher education centres leaving only small percentage to the women students. In employment opportunities also this trend continues apart from discrimination in fixed the salary etc between men and women.
The political sphere and government sector also dominated by men. Women are at best permitted always to play only second fiddle . Despite empty sloganeering by the Modi Government no concrete actions are forthcoming for the upliftment of our women. The 33% reservations in State Assemblies and Parliament for women is pending for a very long time . Already One house of the Parliament has passed the bill for this. Yet it is deliberately kept in cold storage for three decades. This Year theme for the International Women's Day is " Press for Progress".
We all should spread this throughout the year so that women gets their due both inside our homes and outside it.
The violence and exploitation on younger women has to be stopped at any cost.

04/03/2018:

Let BSNL Board emulate the boldness of Prasar Bharati:

Recently the Government Broadcaster Prasar Bharati was in news of course for good reasons. It's Board of Directors refused to bow down to the dictates of Information & Broadcasting Ministry for the retrenchment of hundreds of Contract Labourers on the orders of I & B Ministry. Dr.Surya Prakash, the Chairman of Prasar Bharati Board refused to retrench the Workers without making proper alternative arrangements. He also questioned the order of the I & B Ministry citing the Prasar Bharati Act . He refused to violate or act against the said Act just to please the controlling Ministry. This boldness has naturally angered the Minister Smriti Irani who is wielding huge clout with our Prime Minister Narendra Modi because of that even very senior Ministers are afraid of her. ( She was a Television Actor who was defeated in Amethi by Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi during 2014 Parliamentary elections. However due to her close Proximity with Modi she was inducted as a cabinet minister disrespecting the verdict of the people of UP . Her education qualifications are still in mystery like that of our Prime Minister. Yet she was given the charge of Human Resource Development Ministry which handles the country's eduction and Universities. Her tenure here was very controversial and hence was shifted. Now she has landed in the I&B ministry). But Prasar Bharati Chairman it seems is a bold and straightforward person didn't bow to the pressures of Miss. Smriti Irani. So harassment and arm twisting of Prasar Bharati Board has begun now. From December/ 2017 funds allocated to the Prasar Bharati are withheld and unpaid by the I&B ministry till now. As per the Finance Ministry 's allocation for current financial year Prasar Bharati a sum of rupees 2800 crores has to be paid. This amount will be paid in monthly instalments of rupees 200 crores. Mainly from this amount salary payment for the staff/ officers of Prasar Bharati had to be made. By making the Prasar Bharati to starve for funds the Minister is planning to blackmail and ultimately control it. What will happen next is a moot question.
However the comparison of Prasar Bharati Board's boldness with the BSNL 's ever readiness to fall at the feet of Ministry for Communications and Department of Telecommunications at the drop of hat is noteworthy. Even on a crucial question like Pay revision to its employees/ executives the BSNL board is not taking a bold decision against the unjust decisions of DOT/ DPE. Our CMD , Anupam Srivastava wrote to the DOT few months ago to permit BSNL to effect Pay revision for its executives with its own funds. He also informed the DOT that he needs no financial assistance from the government for this . Even after this BSNL was not permitted to effect Pay revision to its executives after 11 long years. CMD/ BSNL has not acted boldly but pleading continuously till now. We wish the BSNL Board has some self respect and boldness similar to that of Prasar Bharati Board.

02/03/2018:

Powerful Demonstration by NFTC:

Powerful Demonstration by NFTCL on 02-03-18 at Tamilnadu CGM/ BSNL office to oppose retrenchment of Contract Labourers:  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,  Click11,  Click12,  Click13,  Click14,  Click15,  Click16,  Click17,  Click18,  Click19,  Click20,

02/03/2018:

Next Circle Council Meeting:

Staff Side met today to finalise the agenda points for the next Circle Council Meeting  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

01/03/2018:

March-23/2018-Special General Council Meeting at Training centre compound in Tambaram:

To observe the death anniversary of the young freedom fighter Bhagat Singh who was hanged at the very young age of 23 years by British government in 1931 and to report the decisions of the fifth AIC of NFTE in Amrister a Special meeting of the General Council of the Chennai Telephones circle union will be held on 23-03-2018 ( Friday) at 2.30 pm inside the Training centre compound at Tambaram. All are requested to attend this meeting in time . The union journal Sanga Muzhakkam will be distributed to the members at this meeting. On the same day Branch/ Division Conferences of Tambaram Division will be held.

01/03/2018:

What is this?:

Management decided these things unilaterally and only informed the unions/ associations that these measures will be implemented from 01-04-2018. What happened to the collective bargaining concept of Trade Unions? How the Management got this strong will power over the trade unions. Very sorry State of affairs indeed!  Click1,

28/02/2018:

Meeting with GM(HR&Admn):

On 28-02-18 on behalf of NFTE Comrades CKM, Elangoven, Rajendran, Ravi, Babu met the GM( HR&A) and discussed several issues. DGM ( HR&A), AGM( A) , AGM( E) and SDE ( SR) took part in this meeting. Some of the new issues discussed are given below:
1) Transfer of Com. Narayanan / MVM power Room to External unit in Madhavaram itself.
2) Transfer of Com. T. V. Beem Rao / FBR External to Adyar.
3) Transfer of Com. C. Radhakrishnan/ TXM / Kellys to Kellys External.
4) Transfer of Com. R. Rajalakshmi/ Sriperumbudur to Anna Nagar/ Chennai.
5) All T. T. Cadre officials working in Administrative offices in Kellys must be transferred to external units.

28/02/2018:

AIC Special CL Grant:

Special CL was granted by the management for all delegates to the AIC of NFTE in Amrister ( Punjab) from 12-03-18 to 18-03-18 including the journey period from Chennai and return. Accordingly those comrades who are attending the AIC may apply for special casual leave for 7 days.

28/02/2018:

Wish Comrade Balachandran a very happy retired life!:

On 28-02-18 at Tambaram a felicitation was organised by NFTE/ NFTCL Unions to Comrade Balachandran,NFTE Division President & NFTCL Branch Secretary on his retirement on 28-02-2018. He has donated Rs.5000 / 2000/2000 to NFTE Circle Union , Kanchipuram NFTE District Union and NFTCL Kanchipuram District Union at this meeting. We thanked him and wished him a very happy retired life  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,

28/02/2018:

Comrade Nirmala Sreenivasan,O.S retirement:

Comrade Nirmala Sreenivasan, O. S. Was honoured by comrade CKM today on her retirement on 28-02-2018. She gave Rs. 3000/- as donation to the Circle Union. We wish her a very happy retired life and also thanked for her donation to the union  Click1,

26/02/2018:

Farewell meeting at Guindy:

On 27-02-18 to felicitate Comrade Kaliappan,Division Union President of NFTE in St.Thomas mount a meeting was organised at Guindy. We wish him a very happy retired life.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,

26/02/2018:

Wish Comrade Mohanarangam,T.T/Anna Nagar a very happy retired life!:

Today I participated in the farewell meeting organised by Anna Nagar Division union of NFTE to felicitate comrade Mohanarangam, who was our Division Secretary in Flower Bazaar and an active union member.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

23/02/2018:

February 23 and 24 are very good days for BSNL employees/executives:

The pent up anger of them has resulted in the massive mobilisation of employees / executives on 23-02-18 for the Sanchar Bhavan march. It made both DOT Secretary and the Minister of Communications to realise the situation. It is a good meeting with the Minister on 24-02-18 in all respects though regarding Separate tower company no headway was found on all other demands including Pay revision and Pension revision an assurance was given by the Minister who till recently was telling impossibility of Pay revision in view of the difficult financial position of BSNL. This welcome change of attitude in our Minister was only brought out by our United and consistent struggles. Thanks everyone for this.

23/02/2018:

Meeting between Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications and the All Unions and Associations of BSNL:

A meeting is held at the Sanchar Bhawan today the 24.02.2018, between Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications and the All Unions and Associations of BSNL. Together with the Minister, Secretary, DoT, Special Secretary, DoT, Joint Secretary (Admn.), DoT, OSD to the Hon’ble Minister, CMD BSNL and Director (HR) BSNL were present. From the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, Com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, Com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com. K. Jayaprakash, GS, FNTO, Com. N.D. Ram, GS, SEWA BSNL, Com. Ravi Shil Verma, GS, AIGETOA, Com. Mallikarjuna, President, BSNL MS and Com. S.D. Sharma, GS, BSNL ATM, participated in the discussions. The representatives of the AUAB heartily thanked the Hon’ble Minister for taking out time to meet them. Detailed discussions took place on the memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble Minister, the details of which are as follows:-
(1) 3rd Pay Revision. So far, the DoT has been maintaining that BSNL employees are not eligible for 3rd Pay Revision. In today’s meeting the Hon’ble Minister agreed that the issue of 3rd Pay Revision of BSNL employees would be processed and would be taken for the approval of the DPE and the Cabinet. This is a great achievement. We have broken the stalemate that prevailed in the Pay Revision issue. At the same time we have to be vigilant, till the final approval is given by the Cabinet. (2) Formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. The AUAB representatives expressed their apprehension that in the name of formation of the Tower Company, the 66,000 mobile towers of BSNL are being snatched away from BSNL. They also pointed out that the decision of the Cabinet that, the Subsidiary Tower Company would remain under the control of BSNL Management, has been violated, through the appointment of an IAS officer as the CMD of Subsidiary Tower Company. They further pointed out that even BSNL Management was not taken in to confidence in the appointment of an IAS officer as the CMD of the Subsidiary Tower Company, which clearly shows that the Subsidiary Tower Company would not be under the control of BSNL Management. The reply given by the Hon’ble Minister in this regard is not satisfactory. The AUAB has to find ways and means to ensure the rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company.
(3) Pension Revision. The representatives of AUAB strongly argued that pension revision should be done to the BSNL pensioners. It was pointed out that the BSNL pensioners and the Central Government pensioners are covered by the same rules. They argued that when pension revision is settled for the Central Government pensioners, the same should not be denied to the BSNL pensioners. The Hon’ble Minister assured that needful action would be taken to settle this issue.
(4) Calculation of Pension Contribution. It was strongly argued that pension contribution in respect of BSNL employees cannot be calculated on the basis of maximum of the pay scale, when the same is calculated on the basis of actual basic pay, in the case of Central Government employees. It was pointed out that as per the DoP&T order issued in 2006, pension contribution of the Central Government employees is being deducted on the basis of actual pay only. The Hon’ble Minister directed the Secretary, DoT, that this issue should be settled as per Government orders.
(5) Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. The AUAB representatives pointed out that it will be extremely difficult for BSNL to compete with the private operators, without providing 4G service. They strongly argued that the proposal of the BSNL Management, for the allotment of 4G spectrum by the Government, should be accepted. The Hon’ble Minister replied in the positive and assured that needful action would be taken.
(6) Reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58. The AUAB representatives strongly argued that the retirement age of the BSNL employees should not be reduced from 60 to 58, as a measure for the revival of BSNL. The Hon’ble Minister told that the government is not having any proposal to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58.
(7) Left out issues of the 2nd PRC. The AUAB representatives pointed out that this issue is lingering on very long time and needs to be settled. The Hon’ble Minister stated that this issue would be looked into by the Secretary, DoT.
At the end of the meeting, the Hon’ble Minister stated that the representatives of AUAB could meet him again, as well as the Secretary, DoT, in continuation of today’s meeting. The representatives of AUAB heartily thanked the Minister for his positive response to most of the issues.
After the meeting with the Hon’ble Minister, a meeting of the AUAB was held in the FNTO’s office. All the General Secretaries expressed their satisfaction with regards to the progress in the issues. They also expressed the view that all these have happened only because of the united struggles and massive mobilisations by the entire Non-Executives and Executives, for which they deserve appreciation.

23/02/2018:

Grand farewell meeting for T.R. Rajasekaran, Secretary (CHQ) on 24-02-18 in Anna Road:

Today CGM, PGM ( Central) , DGM ( Central) and NFTE/NFTCL leaders gathered to greet Comrade T.R.Rajasekaran on his retirement on 28-02-18.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,  Click11,  Click12,  Click13,

23/02/2018:

AUA Leaders Met Secretary,DOT:

During the meeting all the General Secretaries of the Unions and Associations of BSNL were escorted by Police to Sanchar Bhawan to arrange a meeting with Secretary (Telecom). Initially Secretary Telecom directed Police to take all the leaders to meet Special secretary (T), DoT but all the leaders categorically told that they will meet only Secretary (Telecom) otherwise all the employees will be called in DoT to demonstrate immediately. After some time Secretary (Telecom) agreed to meet the leaders in committee room.
Secretary (T) along with SS (T), JS (A) and Director (PSU) attended the meeting in the presence of Police and started discussions. All the leaders expressed their serious anguish against the negligent attitude of DoT administration towards the issues of BSNL employees. Even the Secretary (Telecom) is not granting meetings. They apprised in detail the justification of the demands i.e. implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefits, regarding the issue of appointing bilateral wage revision committee by BSNL, BSNL addressed a letter to DoT which is still not replied requires redressal, regarding no settlement of let out issues related to 2nd PRC, pension revision of BSNL pensioners, Rollback of Tower Subsidiary, No reduction in retirement age from 60 to 58 years and no VRS etc. Secretary (Telecom) mentioned that she have been meeting with BSNL leaders on different occasions and she is not denying meetings. However, she explained that the issues are already in her knowledge but she is not the final authority to decide. Matter is being discussed tomorrow with Hon’ble MOSC (I/C), head of the organization for consideration. Regarding 3rd PRC Secretary (T) mentioned that matter has already been referred to DPE for comments. She further mentioned that she is supporting BSNL being a state owned company. After the meeting with Secretary (Telecom) all the General Secretaries met CMD BSNL and Director (HR) BSNL Board and apprised about the discussions took place with Secretary (Telecom). CMD informed that in tomorrow’s meeting he will also remain present along Secretary (Telecom) in the meeting with MOSC (I/C). All the General Secretaries of all Unions and Associations will meet tomorrow morning at 1100 hrs to discuss the strategies for the meeting with Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) and thereafter will meet with MOSC (I/C) at 12.30 hrs.
The future course of actions will be decided per the outcome of the meeting with MOSC (I/C) and request the BSNL employees to implement ongoing agitation program of Work According to Rules successfully.

23/02/2018:

Met the retrenched Contract Labourers of BSNL Corporate office:

Met the retrenched Contract Labourers of BSNL Corporate office in Newdelhi and explained them the steps taken by the NFTCL for their earliest reinstatement . I explained them the outcome of yesterday's meeting with Dy. CLC ( Delhi) and filing a industrial dispute on their retrenchment.National President Ashaq Ahamed, Delhi State President Naresh and State Secretary H.N. Sharma were also participated in this discussion.  Click1,  Click2,

23/02/2018:

Inspiring march in Delhi by BSNL employees/Executives on 23-02-2018:

As per the decision of AUA of BSNL a massive march by 4000 employees/ executives from Eastern court to Sanchar Bhavan demanding immediate pay revision in BSNL was held today in Newdelhi. However it was stopped by police on Parliament Street on its way to Sanchar Bhavan where all the General Secretaries spoke on demands. Earlier at Eastern Court before the rally began several Central Trade Union leaders addressed the gathering including Comrades Vidya Sagar Giri (AITUC) and Tapen Sen (CITU) . Hundreds of NFPTE members from all over the country particularly Chennai Telephones, Bihar, Tamilnadu, Punjab, NTR, Haryana, UP (East) , UP (Weat) , Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jammu & Kashmir and Delhi Corporate office etc.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,  Click11,  Click12,

22/02/2018:

went to Ajoy Bhavan, the Headquarters of CPI:

Today(22/02/2018) we went to Ajoy Bhavan, the Headquarters of CPI. Spoke to Comrade D.Raja , M.P. From there proceeded to AITUC Bhavan and met the General Secretary Amarjit Kaur there. We conveyed our congratulations on behalf of NFTCL for her election as the General Secretary of AITUC.
In the afternoon we met Comrade G.L. Dhar at his residence along with many senior comrades. Positive discussion was held on Organising the Contract Labourers in all states of the country. To complete this task six member coordination committee has been formed. It is a very good step in consolidating the unity of all Contract Labourers organisations belong to NFTE family/fraternity.  Click1,

22/02/2018:

A Watchman failed in his duty..?:

Mr. Modi before he became the Prime Minister of India in 2014 appealed to the people of India (voters) to elect him not as the PM but as a chowkidar ( Watchman) . He also promised that if he was given the charge to run the country nobody will be spared for any wrongdoing. But during his more than 3 years of rule Lalit Modi, Vijay Mallaiah and Nirav Modi looted the money to the tune of 25000 crores of rupees and left the country to escape from the law . This Watchman failed in his duty not once but many times.

21/02/2018:

Meeting with GM(Recruitment) on 21-02-18:

oday along with Comrades Islam & Seshadri I met the GM (Recruitment) and DGM (Rect) and we discussed several issues of the staff including one related to Com. T. Vijayan, JAO ( Chennai) . We pointed out the fact that the top management in the Corporate office has already (15-01-2018) agreed in writing to direct the CGM/ Chennai Telephones to withdraw the Special Leave Petition filed in the Supreme Court against the judgment of Madras High Court which gave a very favourable order on the plea of Com. T.Vijayan. When this was pointed out to CGM/ Chennai Telephones by us recently she was gladly agreed to withdraw the said SLP pending in the Supreme Court. But no written direction was yet received by CGM. Hence we requested GM(Rect) to immediately act upon this so that the official is benefitted with out any further delay.Hope things will move swiftly after today's meeting.

21/02/2018:

Meeting with the Regional Labour Commissioner (RLC) Delhi:

Tomorrow(22/02/2018) NFTCL representatives have a fixed meeting with the Regional Labour Commissioner (RLC) Delhi for taking up the issue of nine Contract Labourers working at BSNL corporate office continuously for several years who were abruptly retrenched on 01-02-2018.  Click1,

21/02/2018:

Discussion with the National President of NFTE:

In deep discussion with the National President of NFTE on Pay revision and ongoing Work to Rule agitation along with Comrades Seshadri and Ashaq Ahamed in the Federation Headquarters.  Click1,  Click2,

21/02/2018:

Meeting with CLC and Dy. CLC on 21-02-18 on Contract Labourers problems:

Today Comrades Ashaq Ahamed, C.K.Mathivanan and Anandan met the Chief Labour Commissioner and Dy. Chief Labour Commissioner Separately in Newdelhi on behalf of NFTCL and discussed the following issues. 1. Retrenchment of Contract Labourers in BSNL throughout the country in the garb of reduction of expenditure.
2. Non- Payment of monthly salary on 7 th of each month to Contract Labourers; Non - Payment of Minimum wages and refusing to to pay the categorisation of wages and paying only the wages of unskilled category to even for skilled/ semi-skilled/ Highly skilled Labourers.
3. The unhelpful attitude of BSNL management Both Sri.Jitendra Kumar Sagar (CLC) & Sri. Onkar Sharma (Dy.CLC) very patiently heard our arguments and assured to solve the issues raised by us by taking up with the managements.
We drew the kind attention of Dy. CLC of his office letter dated 02-02-18 to the BSNL management on our representation to CLC on 20-01-2018 and appealed to expedite the settlement with out any further delay. We thanked both the officers on behalf of NFTCL for granting us meeting at a very short notice and time. Hope something positive will emerge out of these two meetings.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,

20/02/2018:

Punjab National Bank Fraud and Modi Government's gimmicks:

After the Rs.11000 crores Fraud in PNB was got exposed Prime Minister Modi is maintaining silence. Now BJP people began diversion tactics by inventing that the fraud in the PNB began during congress rule. It was told in the media that this fraud is continuing for the past seven years. My questions are:
1) Since 2014 BJP is the ruling party. Therefore it cannot shirk its responsibility for the mega fraud in PNB which is the second biggest Bank in the country after SBI . Why it has failed to stop this fraud or took no action?.
2) If this fraud is going on merrily for past seven Years how the Central Vigilance Commission selected PNB for Excellence award in 2017?.
3) When Prime Minister office very much knew that several FIRs were pending against Nirav Modi was permitted to be in the business delegation that accompanied Narendra Modi to Davos ? How Nirav Modi was allowed to flee India like Lalit Modi & Vijay Mallaiah?.
All these fraudulent people are having BJP's political and Government's support. Therefore Narendra Modi is maintaining a deafening silence.

19/02/2018:

Demonstration by AUA on 21-02-18:

As per the decision of National leadership of AUA of BSNL every week on Wednesdays we need to organise demonstration. Accordingly on 21-02-18 a massive demonstration during lunch hour will be organised at Anna Road exchange compound.All are requested to mobilise the employees/ executives for this weekly demonstration.

19/02/2018:

Reply from Prime Minister office:

Reply from Prime Minister officeto letter written by the General Secretary/NFTE regarding third Pay revision for our employees/executives.  Click1,

15/02/2018:

Promoting Modi image at the expense of Public..?:

The State Government of Maharashtra (BJP+ SS) has purchased nearly one and half Lakhs books on Narendra Modi's life story to be distributed among the school students of that state. Books on the life history of national leaders like Gandhiji, Jawaharlal Nehru and others also purchased by the Maharashtra government but in very small number.
This is nothing but misuse of public fund to promote the image of one individual in BJP.What is there to learn for School children from the life of Modi ? He has not not studied well. His education qualifications are all bogus. He did not look after his wife and in fact deserted her. He is wearing very costly dress and change his dress every four hours in a day when the poor people of his county are not even having few sets of decent dress for their use.
As Chief Minister of Gujarat he did not protect his people (Muslims) when they were butchered by the Hindu hooligans in 2002 which was severely condemned by the whole world. He is trying to divide the people on religious beliefs and communalise the Secular India. He opposed Aadhaar and GST when in opposition but shamelessly now claiming credit for their implementation. He stooped to a very low level in politics to tell the Gujarat voters during recent Elections to that state assembly that Pakistan tries to install a Muslim (Ahemad Patel of Congress) by defeating BJP. So what is there to emulate for our younger generation from Modi's life history?.

11/02/2018:

Let us prepare seriously to implement the decisions of the Tamilnadu State Executive Committee meeting of NFTCL held on 10-02-18 at Keeranur near Pudukottai:

The meeting of the State Executive Committee has decided to organise the following to press upon the BSNL management.
1.No reduction/ retrenchment of Contract Labourers in the garb of minimising the expenditure.
2.Ensure monthly payment to Contract Labourers on 7 th of every month.
3.Settle the pending problems of Contract Labourers immediately.
Accordingly the District Unions will submit the memorandum of our demands to District administration on 20-02-2018 On 02-03-2018 a massive demonstration/ Dharna will be held in front of the Tamilnadu CGM 'S office in Greams Road, Chennai.
The State Secretary S. Anandan has already exhorted our members and office bearers to assemble in Chennai and make the agitation a big success. I also appeal to all to prepare from now on to implement the call given by NFTCL State Committee Successfully.

10/02/2018:

Inspiring beginning of the State Executive Committee meeting of Tamilnadu NFTCL:

On 10-02-18 at Anand Mahal in Keeranur near Tiruchirapalli the State EC meeting began with flag hoisting amid slogan shouting of Comrades. The State President V.Babu presided. AITUC State Secretary J. Lakshmanan hoisted the National Flag. Comrade CKM hoisted the flag of NFTCL. Comrade L. Subbarayan, AGS inaugurated the meeting. Comrade V.Mari, State Working President conducted the proceedings.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,

09/02/2018:

Massive meeting on 09-02-18 at Flower Bazaar exchange addressed by GS/NFTE:

Massive meeting on 09-02-18 held at Flower Bazaar exchange addressed by GS/NFTE,CS/NFTE and other leaders spoke at the meeting.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,  Click11,

09/02/2018:

National Executive Meeting of SEWA-BSNL on 09-02-18 in Chennai:

Today the meeting of National Executive began in Chennai. Com . P. N. Perumal presided over the meeting. Comrade N.D. Ram , GS and other national Executive Committee members and Circle Secretaries are attending it. NFTE General Secretary C. Singh addressed the open session in the morning along with CGM/ Tamilnadu and others. I accompanied our GS to this meeting. Leaders of BSNLEU, TEPU, AIBSNLEA, AIBSNLOA and many others also participated in it.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

09/02/2018:

CLC begins action on our complaint:

CLC begins action on our complaint against the BSNL management regarding Contract Labourers issues throughout the country.  Click1,

08/02/2018:

The Liar..!:

Yesterday when PM Modi made a 90 minute long speech in the Parliament it had many half truths and untruths as usual. But glaring one is about the NTR and his TDP. Every one knew Telugu Desam party was established by Veteran Film actor N.T. Ramarao in 1982. But Modi spoke yesterday that due to the insult of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi only NTR established TDP in Andhra Pradesh. Rajiv Gandhi became PM only in 1984 after the gruesome murder of his mother and PM Indra Gandhi. How then as PM Rajiv Gandhi could have insulted NTR in 1982 itself and provoked him to enter politics?.
A Prime Minister stooping too low in Parliament is unheard of . What to do ? Modi will not change his loud and bad mouthed barbs even inside the Temple of Democracy. Then we have to get rid of him in 2019.

08/02/2018:

Beware of Rumour Mongers?:

Due to the three days historic strike in September 2000 by NFTE and FNTO government pension was safeguarded for all those DOT employees who got permanent absorption in to BSNL with effect from 01-10-2000. As per the strike agreement CCS pension rules, 1972 was amended and a sub rule 37 A was inserted exclusively for DOT employees absorbed in to BSNL. Accordingly for the last seventeen years till now our employees / executives after retirement are getting the government pension from Consolidated Fund of Government of India with out any hitch . Even the wrong order issued in 2006 by DOT limiting its commitment to pension expenditure of our employees/ executives was recently rectified.
In this situation few people are wantonly spreading wild rumours that the retirement age in BSNL is going to be reduced from 60 to 58 years. Opposition to this proposal by AUA leaders has of course given some credibility to this wrong and motivated rumours . Hence this clarification. As our government pension is linked firmly with CCS( Pension) Rules, 1972 unless the age of retirement for entire Central Government employees is modified or reduced none can reduce it only for BSNL employees/ executives selectively . This simple fact was forgotten by All and unnecessarily credence has been given to wild rumours. Let us firmly assure the employees in BSNL that NFTE will not allow any dilution of our achievements in Winning the government pension for us which is the Eighth wonder of the world for which we had to thank Comrade O.P. Gupta throughout our life.

07/02/2018:

Wish Comrade T.R.Rajasekaran, Secretary ( CHQ) /NFTE a very happy retired life:

Today comrade TRR came to the union office and handed over donation amount ( NFTE : 12000+ NFTCL: 1000) on his retirement. Thereafter we went to meet the CGM/ Chennai Telephones to invite her for the grand farewell function being organised by our union on 24-02-2018 in Anna Road exchange. CGM agreed to attend.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

07/02/2018:

Wish Comrade Mohanarangam a very happy retired life:

Senior comrade Mohanarangam , T T / Annanagar External-2 is retiring on 28-02-2018 after 40 years Of service. Circle Secretary greeted him today. We thank him for his donation of rupees ten thousands on his retirement.  Click1,  Click2,

05/02/2018:

Special Meeting in Flower Bazaar exchange compound on 09- 02-2018(Friday)2 pm:

NFTE -BSNL General Secretary Chandeswar Singh will participate in a special meeting organised by the Chennai Telephones Circle Union to explain the present status of Third Pay revision/ Pension revision etc to Comrades. This meeting is being arranged to update our members about the talks our leaders had with the Hon'ble Minister of Communications on 06-02-2018 in Newdelhi. All members are requested to attend this Special meeting without fail and in time as our General Secretary is taking part in it. We appeal to our Branch/Division/ District Unions to mobilise the maximum number of our members for this meeting.

05/02/2018:

Meeting with Minister on 06-02-2018:

After our Satyagraha for five days from 30-01-18 and continuing work to Rule agitation the management of BSNL/ DOT have come forward to seriously discuss our four demands.Accordingly a meeting has been fixed with the Hon'ble Minister for Communications Manoj Sinha on the A/ N of 06-02-18. We hope better sense will prevail on the DOT/BSNL.

03/02/2018:

Wish very Happy retired life to Comrade S.Kaliappan,NFTE Divisional Union President/STM:

Today on behalf of our Circle Union I greeted Comrade S.Kaliappan,T.T, who is retiring this month after a long innings in DOT/ BSNL. He is a very sincere and loyal comrade of NFTE in Kanchipuram District. We wish him a very happy retired life in today's Satyagraha pandal.  Click1,  Click2,

03/02/2018:

Consultation meeting by AUA leaders:

Consultation meeting by AUA leaders in Chennai Telephones to gear up the work to Rule agitation from tomorrow.  Click1,  Click2,

03/02/2018:

Fifth and Final day Satyagraha at CGM office:

Fifth and Final day Satyagraha at CGM office on 03-02-18 in Chennai Telephones by AUA of BSNL.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,

02/02/2018:

Fourth day Satyagraha in Chennai Telephones:

Fourth day Satyagraha held in Chennai Telephones on 02-02-18 at Kodambakkam Echange compound.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

01/02/2018:

Third Day Satyagraha in Chennai Telephones at Guindy on 01-02-18::

Third day satyagraha held at Guindy and more than 250 comrades took part init.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

01/02/2018:

When BSNL management will wake up from its slumber?:

At last the Railway Ministry has just now woken up to the most cruel exploitation of Railway Contract Labourers by the Contractors throughout the country. It issued a direction to all its zonal General Managers vide its communication dated January 24, 2018 cautioning them about various tactics of Contractors to deny even the basic rights to the poor Contract Labourers including Minimum wages, ESI , EPF etc. It warned the Railway Zonal Managers that criminal action may be proceeded not only against the Contractors but also the Primary Employers( Railway) for not ensuring statutory benefits to the Labourers.
It cited few frauds deliberately indulged by the Contractors in the recent letter which includes 1) forcibly grabbing the ATM cards of the Contract Labourers and drawing part of their wages paid through Banks directly.
The excerpts of this Communication:
" Non-payment of minimum wages to the workers is a criminal offence since it violates the statutory provisions...keeping in view of the fact violation of Minimum wages Act, 1948 and related orders, depriving the Contract Labourers of their just and legal rights and also leading to violation of Contract ( exposing Principal Employer to the risk of proceedings under these Acts), these unscrupulous Contractors are liable to be taken up under relevant punitive/ penal proceedings".  Click1,

01/02/2018:

Budget....? ! :

This Year Budget will be the last full fledged Budget before the 2019 Parliamentary elections. Hence there is a compulsion for Modi- Jaitley to show the people of India that BJP government is very much concerned about the welfare of rural poor and the revival of Agricultural Sector. They didn't kept their promises to the people of India with regard to the most important demand of salaried class/ middle class by not raising the ceiling of the Income tax. However they raised the salaries of very poor people like President/ Vice-President/ Governors/ Members of Parliament. Finance Minister even suggested automatic revision of salaries of MPs every five years so as to offset the effect of inflation on their salary amount. Very good. But the same government is denying the pay revision for BSNL employees/executives even after eleven long years on the spacious plea that BSNL is facing financial difficulties. The country also is facing very grim economic situation for the last several decades. No government at the centre submitted a surplus Budget. All their Budgets are deficit only. Further this government is earmarked nearly several thousand crores out of the outright sale or Disinvestment of CPSUs in this very financial year to meet the Budget deficit. Therefore what moral authority they have to deny the pay revision or financial benefits to the working people including BSNL employees/ executives. Actually this Budget is a paper work by Jaitley with false figures and calculations to hoodwink the common man only to steal their votes in any future elections.

31/01/2018:

Second Day Satyagraha on 31-01-2018 in Anna Road compound:

Second day satyagraha held at Anna Road and large numbers of comrades took part init.  Click1,  Click2,

30/01/2018:

First day Satyagraha in Chennai Telephones at Flower Bazaar exchange compound:

We began our five day Satyagraha as per the call given by AUA of BSNL at Flower Bazaar exchange. Around 250 comrades enthusiastically took part.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

29/01/2018:

Corportate office Letter on issues raised by Unions and Association of BSNL:

Corportate office has issued Letter on various issues raised by Unions and Association of BSNL.  Click1,

29/01/2018:

Let us move confidently:

On 30-01-2018 the employees and executives of BSNL throughout the country begin five days Satyagraha and indefinite work to Rule agitations on four important demands including the immediate pay revision from 01-01-2017. After waiting for ten long years we expected the BSNL to review our pay and allowances in January 2017. But even after 11 years we are told that no pay revision is possible until the company earns profit for consecutive three years. If this untenable condition is accepted there may be any pay revision at all in future like ITI . Even after DPE has sent guidelines for Pay revision to DOT months ago no negotiating committee has been formed including the unions on the spacious plea that BSNL is yet to get the same from DOT. But the same DOT promptly ordered pay hike to all ITS officers in BSNL as per the recommendations of Seventh CPC from 01-01-2016. Then there was no mention of affordability of BSNL to increase Pay for ITS from the funds of BSNL. Despite our repeated opposition and protest government is very adamant in formation of Separate tower company for 66000 BSNL mobile towers. If it is not stopped the future of BSNL itself will be in danger.
Our employees/ executives should be prepared for a very long drawn struggle as both the management and government are insensitive and adamant. Satyagraha is not a passive one but a gorilla war against the management and government at centre. Hence we should not spare any effort to win this battle.

28/01/2018:

How Democracies Die ?:

Two professors from American university of Harvard by name Mr. Steven Levitsky & Mr. Daniel Ziblatt Crown have released a new book on the topic " How Democracies Die ?". Both were experienced in studying the breakdown of Democracies in Europe and Latin America. They in this recent book discuss the American President Donald Trump's performance in the past year and conclude that American democracy is actually in danger due to the activities of Trump. They argue that Democracy no longer ends in a revolution or a coup , but with a slow weakening of critical institutions like the judiciary and the media.
I feel this Study is equally applicable to the present situation in India. Modi as Prime Minister has systematically weakened the very cabinet system by making his PMO as the sole organ of the Central Government power. No cabinet minister can take any independent decision as in the past . All decisions are only taken in the PM office and thereafter communicated to the concerned ministry for its implementation. Similarly all critical institutions including Election Commission, CBI, Enforcement Wing, Income Tax department etc. are either weakened or made to dance to the tunes of the Prime Minister. Media has been tamed to self censorship to get continuously the government advertisements. All most all Print and visual media are now in the grips of fear to report anything adversely on the government policies and activities. If any one dare to refused to fall in line like NDTV channel then the attack of governmental agencies would begin. This is the sorry State of affairs now. Mrs. Gandhi declared Emergency and curbed freedom of All including the Press and media. But now undeclared Emergency is going on. Take the example of recent rebellion of four senior most judges of the Supreme Court against " Bench Fixing" by the present Chief Justice of India. The controversies around the sudden death of a judge who was enquiring the case against BJP President Amit Shah . One can see many parallel things in the said book although it only discussed the dangers to American Democracy under Donald Trump. India is also in the similar situation under Narendra Modi. Any doubt.?.

28/01/2018:

Clearly Confused... ?:

Today I read the speech made by Kerala CM and CPM Politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan yesterday in Kannur. He inaugurated the District Conference of Kannur CPM which is having the largest party membership of CPM probably in the Country . In his speech he stated, " The party was in favour of bringing together all Secular and democratic parties to defeat the BJP , he said adding the party's stand was that no understanding or alliance should be made with the congress for doing that " It is clearly confusing and contradicting statement by a CPM leader. When he says that he is in favour of bringing together ALL Secular and democratic parties to defeat the BJP what is the need for him to hurriedly add that no understanding or alliance should be made with the congress to defeat BJP?.
Is he consider Congress Party less secular/ democratic than his own party CPM ? What is the strength of CPM or Left parties all put together today in our country? Is it practical and possible to defeat BJP with out having any understanding or alliance with the Congress Party. Any intelligent person will not exclude Congress party in a broader political front to confront and defeat BJP in 2019 Parliamentary elections. So naturally I have a nagging doubt whether Comrade Pinarayi Vijayan and his friends are serious to fight and defeat the BJP. Are they not weakening the United fight against the dreaded RSS guided BJP government. In future Will the history judge them as only paying lip service against the Communal BJP? These are all my confusions. May be I take very seriously the dangers posed by the present rulers!.

28/01/2018:

Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting of Chennai Telephones NFTE on 27-01-2018:

To plan and effectively mobilise our employees and executives for the forthcoming agitation call given by AUA of BSNL from 30-01-2018. Work to Rule agitation will also continue from 30-01-2018 indefinitely till our demands are settled.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,

27/01/2018:

Republic day Celebrations in CGM's Office on 26-01-2018:

Addressed the Republicday celebrations and spoke about freedom fighters,the Architect of the Constitution of India,3rd PRC,Govt.policies about Public sectors,& 5 days Satyakraga agitation etc etc.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

25/01/2018:

Comrade G.Hari, Divisional Secretary/NFTE retires on 31-01-18:

A grand farewell meeting was organised in Avadi Telephone exchange on 24-01-18 to felicitate Comrade Hari. Many leaders of NFTE & NFTCL spoke at the function. Our Circle Union greet him a very happy retired life to Comrade Hari.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,

22/01/2018:

Extended CEC meeting of NFTE , Chennai Telephones on 27-01-2018:

To plan and successfully implement the agitational programme from 30-01-2018 as announced by All Unions and Associations of BSNL it is proposed to hold the extended Circle Executive Committee meeting on January-27 ( Saturday) sharply at 2 pm in Dinroze RSU exchange compound. The meeting will be presided over by Comrade MKR , Circle Union President. All the Branch Secretaries, Divisional Secretaries, District Secretaries, Circle Union office bearers and Special invitees are requested to attend the meeting in time.

22/01/2018:

Satyakraga + Work according to Rule movement from 30-01-2018:

On 22-01-2018 at the office of NFTE in Flower Bazaar exchange compound the leaders of all Unions and Associations met under the chairmanship of Com. C.K. Mathivanan. It endorsed the agitational programme decided by the National leadership . Accordingly the following was decided.
1.Satyakraga at Flower Bazaar on 30-01-2018.
2.Satyakraga at Anna Road on 31-01-2018.
3 Satyakraga at Guindy on 01-02-2018.
4.Satyakraga at Kodambakkam on 02-02-18.
5.Satyakraga at CGM office on 03-02-18.
It was also decided to effectively organise the Work to Rule programme from 30-01-2018. With regard to the Sanchar Bhavan March in Newdelhi on 23-02-2018 it was decided that comrades who could participate in it should go to Delhi so as to reach there by 22-02-2018.
All comrades should effectively plan all the programme in Chennai Telephones.

22/01/2018:

Historic Blunder-2.?:

Marxist party is best at committing political blunders . Several decades ago When even Congress and many other parties wanted CPM leader and West Bengal CM Jyoti Basu to become the Prime Minister of our country through a broad based coalition at Centre, the Kerala Group including Comrade Prakash Karat shot down that proposal in the party's Central Committee by a very slender margin. Had CPM accepted then to permit the most experienced and long standing CM of the country, Comrade Jyoti Basu to become the Prime Minister heading a Coalition government at the centre the political situation would have been very different and positive today. But the stubborn and impractical attitude of the CPM party spoiled this. Comrade Jyoti Basu himself described this wrong decision of CPM as a " Historic Blunder ".
Now the same Kerala Group & Comrade Prakash Karat in CPM have repeated the same mistake second time. Yes by defeating the shrewd political line of General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri at the Central Committee meeting held in Kolkota yesterday the CPM has committed political suicide once again. The Left forces of our country are shocked at the CPM's immaturity and wrong political understanding. Already the Left has been sidelined in the political space of the country. By this Wrong decision of CPM again Left is going to suffer a great loss.
It is needless to repeat that the single most dangerous political formation/ force today is right reaction led by RSS/ BJP. To defeat it we need to pool our forces. Left is not in a position to defeat it by its own efforts due to limitations in the organisational support and political influence. Hence Congress and other secular political parties are to be included in any anti- BJP broad front. How this simple fact with common sense is not appreciated by the CPM leadership who boast of Marxist ideology. Hope CPM will take a pragmatic and correct political decision at least now in the forthcoming Party Congress which is the supreme organ of the party by defeating the Kerala Group and its narrow political considerations.

19/01/2018:

Very Happy News:

From Bengal I got a very happy and encouraging news this morning which I wish to share with all of you. Nearly 3000 Telecom Contract Labourers in West Bengal state have agreed to join our NFTCL. A formal meeting to constitute the Bengal State Committee may be held in the first week of March 2018 in Kolkota. Myself and our National President Ashaq Ahamed were invited for the formation conference.

19/01/2018:

Discussion with Chief Labour Commissioner on 19-01-2018:

Along with NFTCL National President Ashaq Ahamed today had a detailed discussion with Shri Anilkumar Nayak , CLC ( Central) on the issues faced by Contract Labourers in BSNL throughout the country. After discussion we handed over a memorandum to him listing our demands. The CLC was sympathetic and assured us to take up these issues with BSNL management urgently. He also told us that there is no question of any compromise on the payment of salary to the Contract Labourers on 7 th of every month. We told him recently one Contract Labourer has committed suicide in South Tamilnadu due to inordinate delay in salary payment. He expressed his sadness and shock over the death of a Contract Labourer. He also promised to implement our demand for the appointment of nodal officers in each circle of BSNL to monitor the welfare and other things of Contract Labourers working in BSNL throughout the country. We requested him to direct the BSNL management to withdraw it's arbitrary order dated 21-10-2016 as it is very much against the Trade Union Act, 1926. He promised to do the needful at the earliest. We sincerely thanked him for his positive reaction on all our demands.  Click1,

18/01/2018:

Delhi State NFTCL:

A meeting of Contract Labourers working in Delhi State ( MTNL/ BSNL) was held on 18-01-2018 at the NTR/ NFTE union office. Comrades CKM and Ashaq Ahmad represented the NFTCL /CHQ . On behalf of NFTE comrades Rajpal ( NTR C/S & Secy ( CHQ) and H.N. Sharma ( Corporate office CS) attended the meeting. After discussion it was decided to form the Delhi State Committee of NFTCL on 27-02-2018 ( Tuesday) at the formation conference in Newdelhi. For this a three member organising Committee was elected.
1. Com.Naresh 2.Com.H.N.Sharma 3.Com.Chandrakala.
We congratulate them and hope they will organise the Delhi State Conference in a grand manner with the massive participation of Contract Labourers.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

18/01/2018:

AUA meeting on 22-01-2018:

The All Unions and Associations leaders (CS & CP) will meet on 22-01-2018 at 11 am in the NFTE Union office at Flower Bazaar exchange compound to discuss and decide on the Satyakraga programme announced for five days and Indefinite Work according to the Rules from 30-01-2018 in Chennai Telephones effectively. This meeting will also plan for mobilising the comrades for the Sanchar Bhawan march in Newdelhi on 23-02-18. Let us gear up our efforts to get the Third Pay revision at the earliest.

17/01/2018:

Purposeful interaction with senior officers in the Corporate HQ:

oday I went to Corporate office with NFTE National President Islam, TEPU General Secretary Subburaman and Comrade Ashaq Ahamed and met several officers including GM( Admn), GM ( SR) , GM ( Pers) , PGM( Pers) and DGM ( SR) . The following points were discussed:
1.Getting guidelines issued by DPE from DOT at the earliest for Third Pay revision.
2.Accepting the nominations of recognised unions for Local/ Circle/ National Councils even though they are not members of the recognised unions.
3.Changing the method of forwarding the agenda points by both Leader and Secretary of the staff Side jointly to avoid unpleasant incidents.
4.Orders may be issued at the earliest as agreed upon for conducting formal meeting with NFTE at all levels where no Council Meetings are held periodically/regularly.
5.Up gradation of Sr. Accountants pay scales viz Executive Pay Scales.

16/01/2018:

Meeting with senior Leader Dhar:

Today I visited along with NFTCL National President Ashaq Ahamed, the home of a very senior trade union leader G.L. Dhar (84 years old) who played a great role in the central government employees trade union movement. Later he functioned as the National Secretary of AITUC. Currently he is holding the post of Trade Union department Secretary in Communist Party of India. We enquired about his health and discussed more about Trade Union activities in BSNL and elsewhere. We wished him good health and happiness in this new year. It was really a heart warming meeting that took place after four long years. I used my present Delhi visit to go to Rohini a distant area from Newdelhi where Comrade G.L.Dhar resides.  Click1,  Click2,

16/01/2018:

Danger ahead..?:

After reaching Delhi I spoke to many leaders on the proposed agitation from 30-01-2018. At NFTE Headquarters myself and Comrade Ashaq Ahamed discussed with Comrades Islam, Kulkarni and TEPU General Secretary V. Subbu Raman. I expressed the feelings of the employees/ executives in base level to the Leadership regarding the irresponsible and insulting attitude of the BSNL management in not holding any kind of negotiations on our demands with the Unions/ Associations which served strike notice. Comrade Islam clarified to me that five days Satyakraga from 30-01-2018 means courting arrest by Central leaders of All Unions and Associations of BSNL in Delhi.
By the way I gathered the following informations from my friends here in the Corporate office that are disturbing me too much.
1. Decision to merge BSNL and MTNL is already taken at the highest level.
2. In the name of Performance Review of staff the BSNL management is seriously getting ready to end out at least 20% of the employees/ executives as per the direction of Modi government.
This government could go to any extent to please the national and international business tycoons. Already 49% Of FDI is permitted into AirIndia . Today's news papers have reported that civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha has announced yesterday that prior to the sale of AirIndia it will be bifurcated (Split) in to four. In this scenario BSNL may be their next target. Hard days are ahead Comrades. We should be prepared for bold and resolute struggles.

16/01/2018:

Today(16-01-18) I left for Newdelhi:

This morning ( 16-01-18) I left for Newdelhi. May reach there by 11.30 hrs. I may stay there up to 20-01-2018. NFTCL is having a fixed meeting with the Chief Labour Commissioner ( Central) on 19-01-2018. Our National President Ashaq Ahemad has already reached Newdelhi from Kashmir.We both may discuss various important issues concerning the Telecom Contract Labourers with Labour ministry and BSNL authorities during our stay in Delhi.  Click1,

14/01/2018:

State Executive Committee meeting of Tamilnadu NFTCL on 10-02-2018:

The next meeting of the NFTCL State Executive Committee will be held on 10-02-2018 (Saturday) in KEERANUR (Near Tiruchirapalli). The meeting shall be presided over by Comrade V. Babu, State President and begin at 10 am sharply. All the state office bearers and District Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting in time. Comrade C.K.Mathivanan, our General Secretary will inaugurate the State Executive Committee meeting.
S. ANANDAN, State Secretary.
NFTCL/ Tamilnadu.
14-01-2018.
------ For information please contact.
Comrade: Y. Milton.
District Secretary.
NFTCL/ Tiruchirapalli.
9489940986.

12/01/2018:

Disturbing signals for Independence of the Judiciary in India:

People know things about Court Procedures and Judiciary are expressing grave concern about the activities of Chief Justice Deepak Misra . They are apprehensive of the controversial sudden death of the CBI Special court judge Loya who was hearing the case against BJP President Amit Shah. The judge died all of a sudden and his body was got done post-mortem urgently even before his family members arrived . The body of the said Judge Loya was immediately transported to his native and funeral was carried out in haste. His family members told that there were many injuries on the judge's body who is said to be died of sudden heart attack. This death and refusal of any fair enquiry on the controversial death of brother judge was said to be the main provocation for the four senior judges of our Supreme Court to openly come out against the Chief Justice who is helping the BJP government and its top leadership against law.
Amit Shah is going to be a big liability for BJP and the country's justice system.

12/01/2018:

Meeting with GM(West)on 12-01-18:

NFTE/ NFTCL leaders met Shri. Pugazhendhi, GM ( West area) and discussed several issues including the arbitrary discharge from duty of a contract Labourer in N.N. Kandigai exchange, Marketing work in entire west area , abnormal delay in payment of salary to the contract Labourers and speedy action on the representation of Com. Anbu , TT/ Perumalpattu for salary arrears on his reinstatement. Both GM/ DGM positively reacted to our demands. Comrades CKM, Elangoven, Dhansingh, V. Babu, Nagarajan, C.K.Ragunathan, S.Ekambaram, N.V. Somasundaram, G.Mahendran, Janakiraman, V.Rathinam took part in this meeting.

11/01/2018:

Addressed press people in Karur:

Addressed press people and answered their questions in Karur.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

11/01/2018:

Met Karur comrades:

Met Karur comrades both permanent employees and Contract Labourers at exchange compound and got their view points today evening.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

11/01/2018:

Beware of the Trap!:

During the past few days I interacted with few senior officers including CGM in BSNL. I got some disturbing news from them.It seems the Management is suggesting a zero pay revision to BSNL employees & executives provided the AUA leadership accept lowering of retirement age to 58 years and VRS. Zero Pay revision means just merging the Basic Pay and IDA as on date. This is a absurd and unacceptable suggestion. If it is accepted it will be a great betrayal of our employees/ executives. Hope our leadership will not fall in to the death trap laid for us . We need to sharpen our struggle forms and mobilise the members for a do or die agitation. We can't accept anything less than 15% pay revision as decided by the union government's cabinet.
On 08-01-2018 during the Demonstration in Chennai I was shocked to hear one Circle Secretary of an executive association speak about accepting 58 years as retirement age if two increments are granted to all those who crossed 58 years.That comrade also spoke about accepting the formation of Separate tower company as a necessary evil if BSNL employees/ executives only employed in that Tower Company. This sort of dilution of our demands is surprising and shocking. I had to intervene in my capacity as the President of the meeting and had to clarify those controversial points put forth by that said Circle Secretary.
In this confusion and contradictions we need to be extremely careful and responsible In uniting the employees/ executives for future struggles.

10/01/2018:

Meeting with the GM(HR) on 10-01-2018:

Today both the Unions NFTE and BSNLEU took part in the meeting called by the management to discuss about the redeployment of staff. Management was represented by GM( Hr), DGM (Hr), AGM(A), AGM (E), SDEs (A). . NFTE was represented by Comrades CKM, Elangoven and Rajendran. After thorough discussion it was decided to finalise the agreement on the staff redeployment on 06-02-2018 in the final meeting with GM(Hr).

09/01/2018:

Modifications suggested to the proposed amendment to the Union constitution:

Asper the request of the CHQ/ NFTE the following modifications are communicated to the General Secretary through email. 1.All decisions of the Secretariat meeting should be got ratified by the next NEC meeting. 2.All Secretaries (CHQ) may be included in to the secretariat without exception. 3.Two Circle Secretaries from two Circles which are not otherwise represented may be included to the secretariat on permanent basis. Hope the CHQ will accept our suggestions positively.

09/01/2018:

All Unions & Associations decisions:

On 08-01-2018 the Leaders of AUA met in Newdelhi and decided the following in continuation of Two day nation wide strike on 12/13 th of December 2017 for immediate implementation of Third Pay revision and against the formation of Separate tower company for BSNL towers.
1.From 30-01-2018 for five day Satyagraha.
2.On 28-02-2018 massive march to Sanchar bhavan.
3.Continuous "work according to rules "from 30/01/2018.
4.Take legal steps against the Separate tower Company for BSNL mobile towers.
Let us successfully implement the programme of AUA of BSNL in Chennai Telephones circle.

07/01/2018:

AUA Demonstration in Chennai Telephones on 08-01-2018:

AUA Demonstration in Chennai Telephones on 08-01-2018 to protest against the appointment of CMD for BSNL tower company and demanding roll back of Formation of Separate tower company for BSNL towers. NFTE, BSNLEU, FNTO, NFTCL, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, TEPU and many other union leaders spoke. Comrade CKM presided over the Demonstration and the meeting held thereafter in Flower Bazaar exchange compound. The meeting also expressed support to the five day strike by Tamilnadu State Transport employees.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

07/01/2018:

Resolutions passed at the extended CEC meeting of NFTE/ Chennai Telephones Circle Union:

1.The CEC meeting Support and congratulated the United strike by State Transport employees from 04-01-2018 demanding minimum wage of Rs.19500/- in the wage revision which is long due. It condemned the State Government which uses police/ judiciary to break the United strike by majority workers. It demanded that the State Government must reopen the negotiations with the trade unions and accept the demands put forward by them so that the inconvenience/difficulties of the general public are spared immediately.
2. The CEC meeting suggested the following for the consideration of the leadership of All Unions and Associations of BSNL in its meeting on 08/01/2018: The next course of action by AUA should be sit in Strike till demands are accepted by Management/ Government. Simultaneously Relay Fast by National/ State leaders of AUA in front of BSNL Bhavan in Newdelhi. Having conducted two days nation wide strike for Third Pay revision and against formation of Separate tower company for BSNL towers it will be a futile exercise to go in for once again Demonstration/Dharna.

07/01/2018:

Thanks comrades:

We thank all comrades we have massively gathered for the fifth death anniversary of our greatest leader Om Prakash Gupta on 06-01-2018 in Flower Bazaar exchange compound despite the fact of successful transport workers strike and limited number of train services. We specifically thank comrades of outer areas like Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, Chengalpet, Ponneri etc for making it to the meeting against all odds. We also thank Comrades of both NFTE and NFTCL who spoke at the meeting on our invitation. On the whole this meeting was a very memorable one.

07/01/2018:

Comrade O.P.Gupta's 5 th Death anniversary observed:

Comrade O.P.Gupta's 5 th Death anniversary observed on 06-01-2018 in Chennai jointly by NFTE and NFTCL Unions at Flower Bazaar exchange compound.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,  Click11,  Click12,  Click13  Click14,  Click15,

05/01/2018:

Meeting with Chief Labour Commissioner(CLC):

NFTCL is granted a formal meeting by Sri. Anil Kumar Nayak , CLC( Central) , Newdelhi on 19-01-2018 at 11.30 hrs. National President Ashaq Ahamed and General Secretary CKM will attend this meeting on behalf of NFTCL and discuss several important issues relating to the Telecom Contract Labourers throughout the country.

05/01/2018:

Meeting with CGM/Sr.GM (F) of Andhra Pradesh on 05-01-2018:

A delegation of NFTCL today met both the CGM, A. P. Rao and Sr. GM( F) Durga Rani in CGM's office at Vijayawada. NFTCL delegation included Comrades CKM, Md. Pera , Jeelani Khan, Yezdani, V. Babu (Tamilnadu State President). Comrade Anjiah, Secretary (CHQ) / NFTE accompanied us. DGM (F) Murali Krishnan also present in the meeting.
We discussed the issues of Contract Labourers and demanded monthly salary payment on 7 th of each month. We also insisted that categorisation of Contract Labourers ( Unskilled/ Skilled/ Semi- Skilled/ Highly Skilled ) for payment of wages. We also questioned the corrupt practice prevailing in Andhra Pradesh of engaging workers through bills and payment made through temporary advance. A big loot and rampant corruption exists in this wrong practice by officers. We demanded immediate stoppage of this corrupt practice and requested employment of Contract Labourers through floating of tenders legally. Hope the BSNL management in Andhra Pradesh will correct this.

04/01/2018:

Lunch hour demonstration on 08-01-2018:

Lunch hour demonstration on 08-01-2018 to protest against the appointment of CMD for tower company of BSNL.As decided by AUA at New Delhi in Chennai Telephones lunch hour demonstration will be held on Monday (8th January). Venue will be announced after consulting others in AUA. Be prepared to mobilise the members.

04/01/2018:

Meeting with CGM on 04-01-18:

Today NFTE delegation met the Chief General Manager Miss. S.M. Kalavati and discussed the following issues. Comrades CKM, Rajasekaran, Elangoven and Rajendran participated in this meeting.
1.Delay in Compassionate ground appointments for Mrs. Banumathi W/O Selvam and Mr. Janardhanan S/O Deenadayalan.
2.Non functioning of Works Committees.
3.Non-implementation of Corporate office instructions on no age bar for BSNL medical reimbursement scheme to the mentally retarded son's of our employees/ retirees. 4.Non-Payment of wages to Contract Labourers performing Security duty for several months by M/S Malli Contractors.
5.Allotment of Type 4 quarter In Taylor's Road BSNL Staff Quarter Complex to Smt. Sreedevi as she is having mentally challenged child.
6.Non-implementation of CAT judgment for reinstating ten Casual Labourers.
7.Inordinate delay in the implementation of Corporate office instructions extended night free calls facility to the residential land lines provided at the residences of serving employees.
8.Non-Functioning of nearly 8000 lines of RK Nagar/ Mylapure/ Mambalam exchanges due to change in their parented exchange.
The CGM has agreed positively on majority of issues discussed except item number-6- as the management has already appealed against this judgment and obtained Stay against the said CAT judgment. Hope the management will sincerely implement all agreed points. CGM agreed to hold a meeting of the Chennai area works committee before end of January. She also assured us that she will see that M/S Malli Contractor clears all the salary dues of the concerned Contract Labourers immediately. We expressed our thanks to the CGM for her understanding of the difficulties of the staff / Contract Labourers.

04/01/2018:

Why BJP is very much hurry ?:

Modi and BJP leadership are self patting their own back for bringing a bill to do away with the wrong practice of divorcing Muslim women by telling Talaq three times among the Muslim community. Actually there's nothing to boast about for BJP as the Supreme Court already declared judgment against the practice of triple Talaq . We know this new found affection and concern of BJP for Muslim women is actually motivated and against minority communities. Why the same people are not concerned of Hindu Women who are rapped / murdered for loving/ marrying persons out side their caste/ religion?. Finally the bill for reservations for women in both Assemblies and Parliament is pending for passage for more than two decades. It was already passed by the Loksabha. Why not BJP use its thumping majority in Loksabha to pass this pending bill by convening a joint sitting of both a Loksabha and Rajya Sabha? They won't. They will never worry for Women in general or women in Hindu community but only concerned about women in Muslim community. You understand why ? That is the RSS guided formula to harass the minority community particularly Muslims and Christians.

03/01/2018:

BSNL Separate Tower Company-CMD Appointed:

We need to organise strong trade union action immediately against the appointment of Separate CMD for the Mobile tower company. One of the major demands of the historic two Day nation wide strike on 12/13 of December 2017 by All Unions and Associations of BSNL was to oppose the formation of Separate tower company for 66000 BSNL mobile towers throughout the country. But exactly after one week of the said strike the Modi government has given its approval for the posting of a CMD for the said tower company. By this the present central government run by NDA has insulted the two day strike by Lakhs of BSNL employees and officers. Hence without any loss of time we need to begin our agitation on this crucial issue. Hope the meeting on 08-01-2018 by AUA in Newdelhi will take stock of the situation and announce a suitable agitational program. After two day strike if government behaves like this then we need to go in for indefinite strike till our both demands (including Pay revision) are settled.  Click1,

02/01/2018:

Meeting with Dy.CLC(Central) on 02-01-2018:

NFTCL delegation met Shri. V. Srinivas , the Dy .Chief Labour Commissioner on 2nd January 2018 and discussed regarding the non payment of salary for the contract Labourers in both Chennai Telephones and Tamilnadu Telecom Circle for the past several months. We also insisted that Dy. CLC should ensure monthly salary every seventh positively. NFTCL delegation consists of Comrades CKM, M. Sekar, V. Babu, E.Sampath, T. Dhansingh and V. Rathinam.  Click1,

01/01/2018:

Leadership of All Unions and Associations should demand merger of IDA:

BSNL employees/ executives will get 2.6% enhanced IDA with effective from 01-01-2018. With this increase our employees/ executives may get 126.9 % of IDA from 1st January/2018. It is natural that whenever IDA crosses 100% it should be fully or partially merged with Pay for all purposes including pension. Hence in the background of delay in the implementation of Third Pay revision from 01-01-2017 by the BSNL management our leadership of AUA must demand merger of at least 100% of IDA with Pay out of total 126.9% of IDA.

21/12/2015:

FORUM Demonstration on 22-12-15.:

At Flower Bazaar exchange complex a massive demonstration will be organised during lunch hour on Tuesday (22-12-15) to demand immediate implementation of 78.2 % IDA merger for all those retired officials who were denied the same for the last 3 years.Although it was effected to the serving employees and executives retired on or after 10-06-2013 the management and central government have refused to effect the same to all those retired prior to 10-06-2013.This is highly improper and unjustified.All our comrades must support this just demand of the pensioners and hence mobilise massive crowd for the demonstration on 22-12-2015.

21/12/2015:

On 29 -12-15 Flood relief will be dispersed to BSNL contract Labourers in Cuddalore:

In continuation of our efforts I along with Comrades M.K.Ramasamy,K.M.Elangovan will visit Cuddalore on 29-12-15 to disperse the relief to all those Contract Labourers who were severely affected by the November-December floods there.NFTCL circle secretary S.Anandan has been requested to shortlist the names of such people to whom our help and relief must reach.

21/12/2015:

Absent during rain and floods in the first week of December 2015:

Our CHQ has written to the CMD requesting grant of special casual leave from 01-12-15 to 05-12-15 to all staff of Chennai and other places which were crippled without any road or rail transport due to flooding. On 03-12-15 itself our circle Union requested the CGM to grant leave inview of heavy flooding on roads and rail tracks in and around Chennai and the State Government had already declared holiday for two days and also requested the private sector to do the same since the situation was grim and dangerous. But now some enthusiastic officers are detecting without the convent of employees their CL/EL for those floody days. This is wrong and bound to provoke the staff and unions.Yesterday (18-12-15)also myself publically appealed to the CGM on the occasion of flood relief distribution at Flower Bazaar not to indulge in such deduction of leave .If the management persist with its stand we will resist and correct it.Hence all are requested not to give any leave letter for those days.

18/12/2015:

Flood relief Distributed:

Today in Flower Bazaar exchange complex 2.16 lac rupees was dispersed to 72 contract labourers who were severely affected in the recent floods in Chennai,Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts.CGM Selvi.Kalavathi and AITUC secretary J.Lakshmanan distributed the cash.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

18/12/2015:

Really I am worried . What will happen to India?:

he other day a governor said India is only for Hindus and Muslims could go to Pakistan.He is still continue as Governor of that state because he is an RSS man. Few days ago the CBI raided the office of the CM of Delhi only to look for some files related to Corruption by union minister Jaitley with the sole aim of saving him from charges. Some days ago the elected CM of Kerala was humiliated at the behest of PM Office by denying him entry in to the first public function of Narendra Modi in Kollam after his election as PM.Now the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh has acted against all constitutional norms and trying openly to topple a congress CM of that border state.All these undemocratic and unconstitutional acts by BJP/RSS cadres have taken place in four states within a short period of few weeks.
India is the largest and greatest democracy in the world. It follows Secularism upto now. But I am really worried how long this will be there. After Modi became PM of our great country his supporters are deliberately encouraging communal rifts everywhere.They also vehemently trying to destroy Parliamentary Democracy.Within one and half years if they could effect this much damage to our political system itself , I am afraid what will they do in the remaining three and half years in power?

18/12/2015:

Interview in JAYA Television on 19-12-15:

Just now returning home after recording an interview with senior journalist Suthangan. This may be telecast for half an hour from 10 pm on Saturday.  Click1,

18/12/2015:

Meeting with CGM of STP:

oday we met the new CGM of Southern Telecom Projects and discussed few issues including the timely convening of Circle And Local Council meetings besides Works committee.Mr.Suthakaran , the new CGM agreed to arrange for the said meetings in January middle.  Click1,

18/12/2015:

Flood Relief:

The meeting of the circle Union office-bearers held today decided the formalities for distribution of Flood Relief to the contract Labourers and part-time employees working in four districts of Tamilnadu which bore the brunt of flood fury. Accordingly at two different functions in Chennai (18-12-15) and Cuddalore(29-12-15) the relief in the form of cash as well as materials will be distributed for the Chennai,Thiruvallur,Kancheepuram and cuddalore district contract workers. Already we achieved the target fixed by the circle Union and still donations are pouring in.Hence it is decided to accept the donations till Friday.We hope our comrades who didn't contribute their share until now could do the same without any further delay. As the CGM and state secretary of AITUC have agreed to participate in the chennai function on 18-12-15 all our branches are requested to mobilise the comrades in large number.The list of eligible beneficiaries from among the affected workers irrespective of Union affiliation is being prepared only after thorough scrutiny so that our help reaches the needy and affected persons.We seek cooperation of all our comrades in this regard.We expect to achieve 3 lacs of rupees with the help of all our members.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

08/12/2015:

overwhelming Response:

Today from morning to noon myself along with Comrades T R Rajasekaran,K M Elangovan and S Rajendran went up and down all the six floors in CGM's office in Purasawalkam to collect donations from our staff and officers. We got a warm reception and after meeting 30 people we got more than Ten thousand rupees in that one building.We got enthusiastic and hence call upon all our branches and divisions to organise collections towards Flood relief immediately.Please hand over such collections on 10-12-15 when our Union's General council meets in Flower Bazaar complex. I was overwhelmed by the attitude of comrades L.Subbarayan,ACS,Tamilnadu and Premila,Circle VP,Kerala and C.Palanisamy,a retired comrade in Coimbatore who gave Rs.5000 and Rs.10000 and 2000 towards chennai flood relief fund.Only yesterday we took a decision and started collections but within 24 hours we crossed 1.5 lacs of rupees.I once again thank all connected with this noble humanitarian cause.

08/12/2015:

Akhilesh is immature!:

Few days ago the young CM of great UP state expressed an opinion publicly that if Congress party agree to make his father and Samajwadi party leader Mulayam as PM his party will have alliance with Congress party for the next parliamentary poll. He was also magnanimous to accept Congress leader Rahul Gandhi as Deputy PM.He also told the media that always congress party is not an alternative to BJP since the national political situation is rapidly changing.I wish to comment on this as I feel it a utter nonsense.
India is a vast country. You like it or not even now only the Congress party exist throughout the country and can rightly claim as a truly an all India party.Samajwadi party is a regional party functioning in three or four states only.It is a power centred party whose opposition to BJP is always wavering and oscillating as it behaved opportunistic in the past.Latest example was Bihar assembly elections in which it indirectly helped BJP.Mulayam and others are facing many CBI cases for Corruption.Hence they are tend to bend backwards to please any Government at Centre.So at any stretch of imagination they can be considered as an alternative to BJP. Further a small regional party which can contest only for 100 Loksabha seats out of 542 seats should not dictate or arrogate itself to put conditions for alliance with Congress party which will contest more than 450 seats and could win at least half the seats it contest .This shows the political immaturity of Akilesh even after being the CM of most populous state for the last five years. Asper the information we get now from UP it is doubtful for Samajwadi party to get Ten to Fifteen seats in the next parliamentary poll.It is widely expected-that the BSP led by Mayawati may bounce back winning majority seats there.In this situation Akilesh is dreaming in the day and making Mulayam as PM will only be a wishful thinking of an affectionate son .It won't be a reality.

07/12/2015:

To collect Two Lakhs rupees for Flood Relief:

The circle executive meeting met urgently today to organise the Flood relief help to the very needy and most affected people of Chennai.A sum of 2 lac rupees is fixed as target.The collection of amount will be closed on 10-12-15 at the General Council meeting so that all our members are given a chance to contribute for this Flood Relief fund. At the today's meeting itself a sum of 84 thousand rupees was collected.The details of contributions:Comrades
1.C K Mathivanan......Rs.20000
2.M K Ramasamy........Rs.10000
3.C K Ragunathan....,,Rs.10000
4.S. Rajendran.....,,,Rs.5000
5.G.Palaniappan......,Rs.5000
6.T.Jayajothi....,,,.,Rs.5000
7.S. Ekambaranathar...Rs.5000
8.S.Kandasamy....,.,,,Rs.3000
9.Muthukaruppan......,Rs.3000
10.T R Rajasekaran..,,Rs.2000
11.K M Elangovan.....,Rs.2000
12.T.Dhansingh.....,,,Rs.2000
13.M.Kabali..........,Rs.2000
14.D.Muthukumar.....,,Rs.2000
15.M.Sendhil..,,,,,,,.Rs.2000
16.Kothandababu.......Rs.2000
17.M.Nagarajan.....,..Rs.2000
18.K Anbu ..,,,,,,,, .Rs.2000
We thank all and expect to reach the target on 10-12-15.Kindly spread this message to all our employees so that we exceed our target and help more people who had lost everything except their dresses which they wear.

06/12/2015:

Thanks!..Comrade M.Kabali,Assistant Circle Secretary:

Comrade M.Kabali,Assistant Circle Secretary visited Union office today and handed over 15000 rupees as donation on his retirement on 30-12-15.I honoured him with a shawl on behalf of circle Union.  Click1,  Click2,

06/12/2015:

Dr அம்பேத்கர் நினைவு நாள்:

பாபா சாஹிப் அம்பேத்கார் நினைவு தினம். சென்னை தொலைபேசி மாநிலத்தின் சார்ப்பாக இன்று டைலர்ஸ் ரோடு குடியிருப்பில் உள்ள அம்பேத்கார் சிலைக்கு மாலை அணிவித்து மரியாதை செய்யப்பட்டது.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

05/12/2015:

Raise to the challenge!:

Our Chief General Manager contacted me just now to request the cooperation of NFTE-BSNL for the decision of the management to order opening of all offices on 06-12-15 although a Sunday as the faults and interruptions on phone/mobile connections are plenty and customers are in difficult position.I immediately extended my fullest support and cooperation on behalf of NFTE Union.Hence all our comrades are requested to attend the office tomorrow in time and without fail.I also appeal to do our best to restore the telecommunications network immediately.

04/12/2015:

Suppress Maran's 300 Illegal Lines: BSNL in 2007:

Media reports say that the CBI is vigorously interrogating Dayanidhi Maran on his fraudulent telephone exchange. The Supreme Court has, for its own reasons, denied custodial interrogation of Maran. Maran’s defences against custodial interrogation are: one, he had used only one line and not 323 or 764; two, the same facility was allowed for all his predecessors in office and the claim of 300 lines was false; three, the CBI has woken up after several years and delayed plea for custodial interrogation is malafide; and four, the loss to the exchequer as claimed by the CBI is just Rs1.78 cr, which he was willing to pay and settle...  Read More

03/12/2015:

Assemble enmass to pay Homage to Baba Shahib on December-6:

NFTE circle Union will pay it's respectful Homage to Dr.B.R.Ambedkar on his death anniversary on 06-12-15.Circle Union president will garland the statue of Bharat Ratana at 10 am at Taylor's road staff quarters.Thereafter speakers will lecture on Dr.Ambedkar's contributions to the country and its most exploited men and women.All are requested to assemble for this function in time.

02/12/2015:

What will happen to my Chennai?:

I am very much sad and worried today as Chennai is heavily flooded everywhere. Although I am safe and unaffected my heart goes to thousands of my people who are literally out on the streets without any help and assistance. The metrological department has just now announced that at least for another 7 days rain may continue to batter Chennai. This will only increase the suffering of my city people. I hope all will be safe and this difficult situation will pass without much demage.

01/12/2015:

Why this Drama?:

BJP leaders nowadays praise Dr.B.R.Ambedkar only to belittle the Contribution of other leaders of Congress party including Gandhi and Nehru.While their party men attack and kill Dalits the leaders like Modi praise Dr.Ambedkar for his contribution.
We all know very well that the constitution of our country was adopted and effected on 26-01-1950.Rightly we used to celebrate that day ( 26 th January) as our Republic Day.But the BJP leaders in their new found love suddenly announced this year that 26 th November will be celebrated as the foundation day of our Constitution because on that day only Dr.Ambedkar ,the chairman of the drafting committee for our constitution completed and handed over the final draft.One cannot understand why the BJP leaders were silent for nearly 65 years to celebrate the so called Foundation Day of Indian Constitution.Even last year Modi did not think about this. Even Atal Bihari Vajpayee was not aware of this during his six years as Prime Minister.All this drama to praise Ambedkar right and left by BJP is only to hoodwink the innocent Dalit masses.But our country men knew already how these communal forces opposed and insulted Dr.Ambedkar for bringing the Hindu Code bill as law minister in Nehru's Central cabinet after Independence.Because of this he was sad and resigned from the minister post.What now these people talk about Dr.Ambedkar is dubious and motivated.Actually they don't have any respect or admiration for Dr.Ambedkar's views.
In our constitution Dr.Ambedkar mentioned a point.He said " History may repeat.We may lose our country's Independence once again If our people put their creed (religious affinity) above the country."Whether BJP people agree to this sharp and prophetic comments at any time ? A big No. Because they thrive only on communal venom and discard between different religions.They will never act for ensuring communal Harmony and practice secularism.Hence their new found love and admiration for Babasaheb is farce.

30/11/2015:

The 62nd anniversary of NFPTE :

Today we celebrated the 62 anniversary of NFPTE at Ennore exchange alongside the farewell function for comrade D R Shanmugasundaram ,TTA and popular football player.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

27/11/2015:

Meeting with Sr.GM(HR) on 26-11-15:

Today our comrades CKM,Rajendran, Elangovan and Nagarajan met the Sr.GM ,DGM ,AGMs and SDE (SR) and discussed number of issues of the staff. The long pending posting of Section-in-charge posts,cancellation of arbitrary transfer order issued by AGM(Central) ,Transfer case of Smt.Sagaya rani TTA to Karaikudi to enable her to undergo training for JTO promotion,Reinstatement of Sri.Anbu ,Transfer of TM posts to old CPT area from Chennai so that the waiting list is wiped out ,Posting of Sri.Sree Raman as TM in Kalpakkam itself on humanitarian grounds and many other items were discussed.We hope orders will be implemented soon on all agreed points.

27/11/2015:

FLOOD RELIEF:

Today our leaders met the CGM and handed over the request letter demanding flood relief of Rs.10,000 to all employees who were affected by the recent floods in Chennai,Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts . The CGM madam agreed to recommend our demand to corporate headquarters in NewDelhi .We thanked her.Our union was represented in this meeting by comrades CKM,Rajendran,Elangovan and Nagarajan.  Click1,

26/11/2015:

Secretariat meeting of the Circle Union on 25-11-15:

1. To demand flood relief of Rs.10000 to all those affected by the recent flood and heavy rains in Chennai which has paralysed the three districts of Chennai,Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram for nearly one month continuously.
2.To hold the next General Council meeting at Dinroze exchange compound at 2pm on 10-12-15.
3.To conduct district wide office bearers meeting as follows:
North Chennai-14-12-15
South Chennai-15-12-15
Thiruvallur-28-12-15
Kancheepuram-08-01-16
4.To mobilise our comrades for the celebration of NFPTE day at Ennore on 30-11-15.
At the beginning of the meeting a minute's silence was observed to pay our respectful homage to hundreds of men and women who lost their lives due to heavy rain and floods in Chennai and it's suburban areas.The meeting also demanded sufficient relief and compensation from both state and central government to all those who lost their life and property in the floods.
As the seventh verification is approaching it was decided to begin our campaign among the employees in BSNL.
The meeting also reviewed the settlement of demands promised by the management and expressed satisfaction and decided not to launch trade union action as was earlier decided.  Click1,  Click2,

26/11/2015:

Governor of Assam must either resign or be dismissed for violating the Constitution:

Mr. P.B.Acharya who is a hard core RSS man was appointed as the Governor of Assam by Modi knowing fully well about the communal mindset of him only to create trouble in Assam state which is being ruled by a Congress Government for the last Fifteen years continuously. We all know that Assam is a very sensitive North Eastern state having large number of Muslim population. Mr.Acharya forgotten his Constitutional position as a Governor and reportedly spoke few days ago as follows: "Muslims in India are free to go anywhere.....If they want to go to Pakistan,Bangladesh,they are free to go.... Hindustan is for Hindus..." For speaking like this he must resign his post immediately or dismissed by the President of India without any delay. The attempt of RSS and BJP will never succeed here as our people are deeply committed to Secularism and it's values. NFTE-BSNL condemns the communal speech of Mr.Acharya who has insulted our fellow countrymen just because they follow Islam.

22/11/2015:

Secretariat meeting of the Circle Union on 25-11-15:

The meeting of the circle Union's Secretariat will be held at Flower Bazaar building on 25-11-15 at 3 pm . All members of the secretariat are requested to attend the same in time.The following shall be the agenda:
1. Seventh verification in April 2016.
2.Fixing date for the postponed General council meeting.
3.Observing the NFPTE day on 30-11-15 at Ennore exchange.
4.District wise office bearers meeting in December 2015.

20/11/2015:

7th CPC REPORT SUBMITTED-HIGHLIGHTS:

*23.55 per cent increase in pay and allowances recommended
* Recommendations to be implemented from January 1, 2016
* Minimum pay fixed at Rs 18,000 per month; maximum pay at Rs 2.25 lakh
* The rate of annual increment retained at 3per cent
* 24 per cent hike in pensions
* One Rank One Pension proposed for civilian government employees on line of OROP for armed forces
* Ceiling of gratuity enhanced from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh; ceiling on gratuity to be raised by 25 per cent whenever DA rises by 50 per cent
* Cabinet Secretary to get Rs 2.5 lakh as against Rs 90,000 per month pay band currently
* Financial impact of implementing recommendations will be Rs 1.02 lakh crore – Rs 73,650 crore to be borne by Central Budget and Rs 28,450 crore by Railway Budget.
* Total impact of Commission’s recommendation to raise the ratio of expenditure on salary and wages to GDP by 0.65 percentage points to 0.7 per cent
* Military Service Pay (MSP), which is a compensation for the various aspects of military service, will be admissible to the defence forces personnel only
* MSP for service officers more than doubled to Rs 15,500 per month from Rs 6,000 currently; for nursing officers to Rs 10,800 from Rs 4,200; for JCO/ORs to Rs 5,200 from Rs 2,000 and for non-combatants to Rs 3,600 from Rs 1,000
* Short service commissioned officers will be allowed to exit the armed forces at any point in time between 7 to 10 years of service
* Commission recommends abolishing 52 allowances; another 36 allowances subsumed in existing allowances or in newly proposed allowances.
* Recommendations will impact 47 lakh serving govt employees, 52 lakh pensioners, including defence personnel.

20/11/2015:

Happy News- BSNL has posted 672 crores Profit for the fiscal year 2014-2015:

For the last five years BSNL recorded loss in it's operations continuously due to various reasons .Important one is the failure to procure equipments both for modernisation and expansion of its services which adversely affected not only the revenue but also the loss of many valuable customers. Now due to the efforts of new CMD things are positively moving.The free night call and national roaming facilities boosted the image of the company and also increased the revenue as well as the number of customers. Even after corporatisation in 2006 and stiff competition from private operators BSNL was on the top in Land line ,Mobile and Broadband segments.But during the Maran-Raja period it fell down from from its top position in 2006.It took nearly nine years to come out of this downslide for BSNL.Let us keep up this momentum to continue the upward journey of BSNL ,our bread winner.

16/11/2015:

False Propaganda by BSNLEU!:

The Chennai Telephones circle Union of BSNLEU in it's recent write ups in the union journal needlessly blamed NFTE with utterly false reports.May be they are getting ready for propaganda campaign to face the Seventh membership verification due in May 2016. Though we are for unity of all unions in BSNL to face the formidable challenges,we had to reply and explain the truth to our employees so that the falsehood of BSNLEU is exposed.
1.The heroic three day strike by NFTE,FNTO and BTEF under the leadership of Comrade OPG during September 2000 was the primary reason for the continuation of Government Pension till this day for all our employees who got in to BSNL from DTS due to corporatisation.But comrade Abhimanyu and his followers did not participate in that historic pension strike and unleashed a propaganda that Pension cannot be protected after corporatisation.They acted as strike breakers in Chennai with the help of police.We along with hundreds got arrested on 08-09-2000 while resorting to sit in on the main NSC Bose road to protest against these fifth columnists. Only due to the wisdom and united struggle by our leadership and employees we could create history by safeguarding the Government pension even after we seized as Government employees .Nowhere in the world such an achievement was done till this day by any other Union in any sector.
But after NFTE lost recognised Union status in BSNL in 2004 the pension issue was diluted by government and also ignored by the leadership of BSNLEU .An order was released in 2006 in violation of 2000 strike agreement to pay the Government Pension from consolidated Fund of India.Although BSNLEU was the one and only recognised Union in BSNL From 2004 to 2013 it never organised any agitation independently or unitedly to demand revocation of the 2006 order limiting the liability of pension expenditure of Government of India to only sixty percentage and fixing the Forty percentage of liability on BSNL.This is wrong and will surely drain the finance of our company.Yet the leadership of BSNLEU kept mum for nine years against this blatantly anti labour policy .Why the revolutionaries became saints all of a sudden?
2.When Comrades Gupta and Gnanaiah signed the Bonus agreement on Productivity linked basis these revolutionaries conducted high decibel campaign against that terming it as an anti-worker agreement.But they themselves accepted the Profit linked incentive (Bonus) without any protest later silently.Only because of this wrongdoing by BSNLEU our employees were cheated and denied PLI(Bonus) for the last six years consecutively.We demanded change in this wrong formula.But BSNLEU leadership justified the denial of Bonus citing bad financial position of BSNL and high salary of our employees.The leadership of BSNLEU went on to declare that no body could achieve Bonus hereafter in BSNL.But now every thing is changed after NFTE got the status of a recognised Union once again from 2013 onwards.Because of consistent efforts of our Union now both the management and BSNLEU have agreed for changing the formula for payment of PLI (Bonus).This is a victory for NFTE.
3.The circle Union of BSNLEU also written that only to wash their sins of supporting the Corporatisation in 2000, both NFTE and FNTO unions are now joined FORUM and JAC .We don't want to say anything on this silly opinion of BSNLEU.Hope the General Secretary of BSNLEU will not concur with the views expressed by his circle Union in Chennai Telephones.Despite this madness and provocative write ups of BSNLEU we are not going to quit FORUM or JAC as we don't consider these organisations as the personal properties of BSNLEU.
In the end we are sorry to write this piece but not doing this for the sake of unity might be misunderstood as accepting the false propaganda of BSNLEU.

Sorry once again the General Council is Postponed:

As rains lashed Chennai city for the last few days several areas are flooded and some of our employees are in great difficulty as the water entered their houses.Transporting across Chennai also became complicated since almost all underground bridges are flooded and roads are water logged. The Metrological department also warned of heavy rains in the next few days.In view of this the meeting of the General Council is again postponed.Our Circle Union express it's sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. Now the General Council meeting will be held on 03-12-15(Thursday)at 3pm in Dinroze exchange compound.All are requested to note the change of date and attend the meeting without fail.

09/11/2015:

Who is the real BOSS for NDA?:

It is learnt that today the BJP president Amit shah met the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and explained the reasons for Bihar poll defeat.Now it is clear and confirmed that BJP is only a front organisation of RSS and it can only act asper the orders from RSS bosses. Modi or for that matter anybody in BJP cannot function independently .According to our constitution the Parliament is Supreme.But these Hindutva people acting against the constitution and take orders only from RSS which is not a political organisation and in any way accountable to the people of India.Actually it is a Facist, rightist and anti-democratic force which does not believe in Secularism.

09/11/2015:

General council meeting postponed:

Returned to Chennai late night Yesterday .Continuous rains spoiled the day.This Deepavali may be the wettest one in-view of storm formation.Decided to postpone the proposed geral Council Meeting to 14-11-15 (second Saturday)after consulting the circle Union President as rain and holidays may affect the attendance.Only date is changed.The venue is the same at Dinroze exchange compound.Tlme of the meeting is also remains the same at 2pm sharply.All members of the General Council are requested to attend the meeting as we have to analyse the negotiations with CGM on our 20 points charter of demands and had to take a final decision on our agitation proposed from 18-11-15.The union journal Sanga Muzakkam will be distributed at the meeting.Hence all branch secretaries are to attend the meeting without fail. I convey my Greetings to all on the eve of Deepavali,a Festival of Lights. Let Happiness spread all over.

05/11/2015:

Meeting with CGM on 05-11-15:

A meeting with management and circle union to discuss the 20 point charter given for the agitational program beginning on 18-11-15 was held today.The management was represented by CGM,GM(HR),DGM(HR),SDE(E),SDE(SR).Union was represented by Comrades CKM,MKR,TRR,Rajendran,Palaniappan and NFTCL circle Treasurer V.Babu.The discussion was held in a very cordial atmosphere.The management agreed to 99% of our demands and gave it in writing also.However we conveyed our thinking that any final decision on the proposed agitation will be taken only after placing the details of this negotiation in the General Council meeting called on 12-11-15.Meanwhile we will watch the implementation of agreed points especially the relieving of our comrades who were transferred on request.The circle Union thanks the management for its sincere and speedy efforts to avert the agitation.

04/11/2015:

ஒளரங்காபாத் மத்திய செயற்குழுவில் பேசிய நமது மாநிலச் செயலரின் பேச்சு :

நமது மாநிலச் செயலரின் ஒருமணி நேர அனல் தெரிக்கும் உரைவீச்சு:
1. போனஸ் பிரச்சனை உடனடியாக தீர்க்கப்பட வேண்டும். முன்னதாக தேவைப்பட்டால் இதற்காக நாம் மட்டுமே போராட்டம் நடத்தினால் கூட தவறில்லை.. தமிழகத்தில் NFTCL தொழிலாளர் நலத்துறை செயலரை அணுகி ஒப்பந்த தொழிலாளர்களுக்கு போனஸ் பெற்றுத்தந்தது. அதேபோல நாமும் CLC ஐ அணுகி ரூ.800/- கோடிக்கு மேல் சென்ற நிதியாண்டில் லாபம் நமது துறை ஈட்டியதை சுட்டிக்காட்டி பெறவேண்டும். முன்னதாக DPE 2011 லேயே லாபத்துடன் இணைந்த போனஸை பொதுத்துறை நிறுவனங்களுக்கு அதன் லாப அடிப்படையில் பார்க்க வேண்டியதில்லை எனக் கூறியதை நினைவுகூறவேண்டும்.
2. மேற்கு வங்காளம் தமிழ்நாடு மற்றும் கேரளாவில் உள்ள அமைப்பு நிலை பிரச்சனைகள் எதிர்வரும் தேர்தலுக்கு முன் தீர்க்கப்பட வேண்டும்.
3. நமது வாக்கு வங்கியை அதிகரிக்க நம்மோடு ஒத்த கருத்தோடு வரும் சங்கங்கள் .SEWA and TEPU இவைகளை வரும் ஏழாவது அங்கீகாரத் தேர்தலில் கூட்டணியாக சேர்க்க வேண்டும்.
4. 01-10-2000 பிறகு வேலையில் சேர்ந்த புதிய தோழர்களின் பிரச்சனைகள் உடனடியாக தீர்க்கப்படவேண்டும்.
5. மூன்று வருடங்களாக அனைத்து மட்டங்களிலும் நடைபெறாத கவுன்சில் கூட்டங்கள் உடனடியாக கூட்டப்படவேண்டும்.
6.இப்போது இரண்டு சங்கங்கள் அங்கீகாரத்தை கணக்கில் கொண்டு கவுன்சில்களுக்கான அஜண்டா இரண்டு சங்க செயலர்கள் கையொப்பமிட்டு கொடுக்க வழிவகை செய்யவேண்டும். ஏனென்றால் பல இடங்களில் .BSNLEU தான் தணிக்கை அதிகாரி போல செயல்பட்டு அஜண்டா சமர்ப்பிக்கபடுகிறது.
7.சங்கம் என்ற மரத்தின் ஆணிவேராக கிளைப்பகுதிகள் கருதப்படவேண்டும் அதே போல கொல்கத்தா மற்றும் சென்னை டெரிடோரியல் சர்கிள் அந்தஸ்து தரப்பட வேண்டும்.
8.நம்மை பாதிக்கும் தனி டவர் கம்பெனி முயற்சி முறியடிக்கப்படவேண்டும்.இல்லையேல் அது நமது நிதிநிலையை மேலும் மோசமடையச் செய்து விடும்.

04/11/2015:

An hour long speech by Com.C.K.Mathivanan at the NEC- Arungabad:

Yesterday (02-11-15) I spoke at the National Executive meeting at Aurangabad in the evening session.In an hour long speech i touched upon the following points.
1.Bonus issue must be settled immediately.For this if need be NFTE may organise independent struggle.As NFTCL got the bonus order for contract Labourers with the intervention of CLC in Tamilnadu we may also approach the CLC since BSNL has Rs.800 crore more revenue in the last financial year and already DPE confirmed in 2011 itself that no linkage of profit for payment of PLI in CPSUs.
2.Organisational problems in West Bengal,Kerala,Tamilnadu should be resolved immediately to face the next verification in May 2016. 3.To bolster our vote bank the support of like minded unions and associations such as SEWA and TEPU may be sought on a common understanding well before the Seventh Verification.
4. The problems of newly recruited employees (after 01-10-2000) including terminal benefits be solved without any further delay.
5.Ensure Councils at all levels are functioning as per schedule.Almost all councils throughout the country did not meet thrice during the last three years.
6.As two unions are recognised now the management must be approached to ensure agenda points for the council meetings be sent under the signatures of both leader and secretary of the staff side since in many places the leaders of BSNLEU acts as censor board and misuse their position as secretary of the staff side and refuse to forward the inconvenient agenda points given by NFTE.
7.Recognition to Branch unions must be secured as they are the roots of the Union tree.Further the district unions of Metro circles like Chennai and Kolkata needs to be recognised as in the case of Territorial circles.
8.Seperate subsidiary Tower company must be opposed and stopped at any cost as the said formation will do immense damage to the financial position of BSNL.

02/11/2015:

CGM calls our Circle Union for talks on 05-11-15:

CGM calls our Circle Union for talks on 05-11-15 at 10.30 AM and in response to our agitational call from 18-11-15 on twenty point demands the Chief General Manager today contacted our circle Secretary over phone and invited the circle Union for negotiations on 05-11-15.We have agreed to attend the talks.We hope amicable settlement on all our demands in the negotiations so that no need to begin our agitation from 18-11-15 as notified on 30-10-15.

02/11/2015:

The National Executive Meeting of NFTE:

The National Executive Meeting of NFTE got to a flying start at Aurangabad.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

30/10/2015:

New divisional Union OF NFTCL:

Today a new divisional Union for NFTCL was formed in Thiruvallur district at a meeting held in Thiruvallur in which 80 comrades including 25 Contract Labourers participated.Comrades Elangovan,Ragunathan and Danapal explained the issues.NFTCL circle Treasurer Babu inaugurated the new divisional Union. We greet the new team elected and wish the divisional Union of Contract Labourers every success.

30/10/2015:

Three phase agitation program by circle union:

Three phase agitation program by circle union: The secretariat meeting of the circle unon held on 28/10/2015 decided to organize the following agitation programs to demand immediate settlement of long pending issues of the employess.
1.18/11/2015- Mass Lunch hour demonstration at the offices of all the General Managers of all Business areas.
2.26/11/2015- Full day dharna at the office of DGM(A) at Miller’s Road.
3.01/12/2015- Relay hunger fast at the CGM’s office Purasaiwakkam.
Although we are not interested in organizing agitation against the circle management for a long time and now we are left with no alternative as the periodic meetings with DGM(A)/GM(HR)/CGM have become mere eyewash. Hence all our comrades are requested to mobilize members of our union to make the three phase agitation program successful. The notice for agitation will be served to the management on 30/10/2015.

27/10/2015:

Felicitation to Com.Ganesan,Kathivakkam rsu:

Yesterday evening I participated in the farewell meeting at Ennore telephone exchange organised for our branch Union secretary Ganesan of Katthiwakkam.Many officers including DGM and DE greeted Com.Ganesan who is retiring on 31-10-15. Many circle Union office bearers and District secretaries along with hundreds of employees also participated in this function.He announced a donation of Rs.5000 to the circle Union.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

27/10/2015:

District wide Branch Secretaries and office bearers meeting in December-2015:

1.North Chennai District: 08/12/2015...At Kalmandapam
2.South Chennai District: 15/12/2015...At K.K.Nagar
3.Kancheepuram District: 22/15/2015...At Chrompet
4.Thiruvallur District: 28/12/2015...At Madhavaram
The above four meetings will be mainly to explain the decisions of the Aurangabad National Executive Committee meeting and chalk out action plan for next membership verification.
These District wide meetings must be attended by Branch Presidents, Branch Secretaries, Branch treasurers, Divisional Presidents, Divisional Secretaries, Divisional treasurers and all office bearers of District unions by applying for a day special casual leave since these meeting will be held full day.

27/10/2015:

General Council Meeting on 12-11-15:

The meeting of Chennai Telephones circle Union will be held on 12-11-15(Thursday)at 2 pm in Dinroze Exchange compound under the Presidentship of M K Ramasamy.The decisions of Aurangabad National Executive Meeting of NFTE will be explained mainly in this meeting.Further the dates for district wise office bearers meetings will be finalised.A review of Bonus agitation on 06 th and 19 th of October will also be made.Hence all Branch ,Divisional and District secretaries besides circle office bearers are requested to attend the meeting in time.

20/10/2015:

Meeting with GM Today:

Along with Circle Treasurer of Tamilnadu NFTCL Comrade Babu myself and Nagarajan met the Central area General Manager for a discussion on an urgent issue related to Contract Labourers working in Thiruvanmiyur division where they were not employed for work by the Divisional Engineer on the spacious plea that particular contractor has stopped work. We explained the GM that the tender period is not over and contractor has not withdrawn from the work officially.Hence the DE should not have acted on the verbal information of the contractor and stopped all the contract labourers despite the fact that lot of faults are pending in his area. The GM has agreed with our contention and assured us to instruct the DE concerned to employ all the contract labourers as per the work contract.We thanked the GM for this immediate action.

20/10/2015:

Daylong Dharna at CGM office on 19-10-15:

At Purasawalkam the FORUM of Chennai Telephones began Dharna to demand Bonus for employees and executives despite profit or loss as Bonus is only the deferred wage.Com C. K. Mathivanan presided over the Dharna in his capacity as the Chairman of Chennai Telephones FORUM. Comrades T.R.Rajasekaran,M.K.Ramasamy,K.M.Elangovan and the district secretaries Nagarajan,Ragunathan,Ekambaram,Anbu and several circle office bearers along with hundreds of NFTE members and leaders actively took part in the Dharna.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

18/10/2015:

Between deep sea and devil ?:

Few days ago the Supreme Court bench struck the 99th Constitutional amendment brought forward by Modi government to change the methodology for the appointment of judges for the High Courts and Supreme Court.The present method of Collegium recommending the names of judges to be appointed to the President is not fool proof.On many occasions favouritism and nepotism were seen on the appointments of judges.Hence there was a justified demand for a change in the method of selection. But the paramount concern of all should be to ensure a fair and independent judiciary.After Narendra Modi took over the power to rule the country systematic attempts are on to weaken the institutions like Parliament, Film institutions,History centres,Literary Forums etc.We are witnessing how the rabidly communal elements are working overtime to do away with Reservations and even the Constitution itself. Hence the observation of the learned judges on the 99th amendment to the constitution is right and convincing.If Modi government is authorised to appoint judges to various High courts and Supreme Court it may play with judiciary and may appoint committed judges from RSS and BJP.
In the given situation it is better Chief Justice and few other judges of the Supreme Court are vested with powers to select judges of course impartiality and independently.

18/10/2015:

Secretariat meeting on 17-10-15:

The circle union's secretariat meeting was held today under the presidentship of Circle Union president M.K.Ramasamy.The meeting discussed the following: 1.Bonus
2.National Executive at Aurangabad
3.District wide meetings of All office bearers
4.Branch conferences
 Click1,

15/10/2015:

A day long dharna on 19/10/2015:

As per the call given by the FORUM a day long dharna will be organized at CGM's office complex in Purasaiwakkam on 19/10/2015 to demand adhoc bonus pending the revision of bonus formula. All are requested to assemble at CGM's office sharply by 10.00 AM.

15/10/2015:

Bonus for Contract Labourers:

NFTCL got an order from the Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner for payment of this year Bonus to all contract labourers in telecommunications who are working in the whole of Tamilnadu.Comrade S.Anandan ,Circle Secretary of Tamilnadu state NFTCL has already forwarded the said order to all telecom operators including the CGMs of both Tamilnadu and Chennai Telephones.Kindly persuade the management to disperse Bonus payment to all contract labourers well before Deepavali which is to be celebrated on 10-11-15.

12/10/2015:

Meeting Today with Chief General Manager:

We met the CGM today along with NFTCL circle secretary of Tamilnadu and comrades Ramasamy,Elangovan,Ravi.The management side was represented by DGM,AGM and SDE. We mainly discussed the issues pertaining to contract labourers wages,ESI/EPF etc.Old issues of regular employees like transfers and postings were also discussed.Reinstatement of Anbu of Guduvanchery and other 15 issues were also discussed for nearly two hours.

09/10/2015:

Regional Council Meeting of STP:

Today the meeting of Southern Telecom Projects Council was held with Mr.Ramesh ,CGM was chairman .Staff side Leader C.K.Mathivanan and secretary S.Chellappa along with the representatives of both management and Unions participated in the meeting.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

09/10/2015:

The CGM of Southern Telecom Projects Mr.Ramesh is retiring this month:

The CGM of Southern Telecom Projects Mr.Ramesh is retiring this month (31-10-15) after many years of eventful service in DOT and BSNL .On behalf of NFTE I greeted him a very happy retired life today.  Click,

07/10/2015:

circle Union letter to the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu:

Our circle Union has written to the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.  Click,

04/10/2015:

Massive demonstration by Contract Labourers:

NFTCL organised today a demonstration at Chennai Valluvar kottam in which 350 contract labourers all over from Tamil Nadu and 150 comrades of Chennai Telephones actively participated.It was inaugurated by Com.J.Lakshmanan,State AITUC secretary.Comrades CKM ,Jayaraman,Lingamurthy ,Subbarayan,Silo Rao and many other leaders addressed the meeting.The State Secretary of NFTCL ,comrade S.Anandan presided over the meeting.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

04/10/2015:

06-10-2015 போனஸ் கேட்டு ஆர்ப்பாட்டம்::

24-09-2015 அன்று நடந்த அகில இந்திய FORUM கூட்டம், ADHOC PLI போனஸ் கேட்டு 06-10-2015 அன்று நாடு தழுவிய ஆர்ப்பாட்டம் நடத்த முடிவெடுத்து அறைகூவல் விடுத்துள்ளது. இதற்கான தயாரிப்பு கூட்டம் இன்று BSNLEU சங்க அலுவலகத்தில் நடைபெற்றது. அதில் 1. ஆர்ப்பாட்டத்தை 6 இடங்களில் நடத்துவது. 2. அந்த இடங்களுக்கு எந்தெந்த பகுதி ஊழியர்கள் செல்ல வேண்டும் 3. நேரம் மதியம் 1.30 மணி முதல் என்பதும் முடிவெடுக்கப்பட்டது.,  Click,

04/10/2015:

NFTCLதொலைத்தொடர்பு ஒப்பந்த ஊழியர்களின் நியமான கோரிக்கைகளை முன்வைத்து சென்னை வள்ளுவர்கோட்டம் அருகில் நடந்த பெரும்திரள் ஆர்ப்பாட்டம்:

NFTCLதொலைத்தொடர்பு ஒப்பந்த ஊழியர்களின் நியமான கோரிக்கைகளை முன்வைத்து சென்னை வள்ளுவர்கோட்டம் அருகில் நடந்த பெரும்திரள் ஆர்ப்பாட்டம்,நூற்றுக்கணக்கானோர் தேனடைபோல் குழுமியிருந்ததனர்,தோழர்சி.கே.எம் அவர்களின் தொலைக்காட்சி ஊடக பேட்டி மாநிலம் முழுவதும் கோரிக்கையின் நியாயத்தை கொண்டுசென்றது.முதல் களம் வெற்றி,மாநிலம் முழுவதும் வேர்ப்பிடித்து உழைப்பாளிகளின் உரிமைகுரலை ஓங்கிஒலிக்க ,கோரிக்கைகளை வென்றெடுக்க வாழ்த்துக்கள்.  Click,

01/10/2015:

General council meeting:

Today the general council meeting of Chennai Telephones was held at Maraimalai Nagar near Chennai.Comrade Kandasamy donated RS.15000 to the union on his retirement. The general council decided the following:
1. To effectively organise the Forum call on 06-10-15 for Bonus.
2.To conduct branch,division,district office bearers meeting in all the districts between 10-11-15 to 24-12-15 to begin work for next membership verification. 3. To complete all branch conferences by the end of December 2015.
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01/10/2015:

Grand Farewell to com.Kandasamy at MM Nagar:

On his retirement today a grand farewell meeting was organised by Kanchipuram district Union.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

01/10/2015:

IDA from October-2015:

There will be a increase of 5.3% and total IDA is 107.9% from October-2015.

29/09/2015:

FORUM calls for massive demonstration for Bonus on 06/10/2015:

The meeting of the FORUM held in New Delhi has decided to conduct a Nationwide demonstration on 06/10/2015 for payment of PLI(BONUS).Accordingly in Chennai telephones the FORUM will organize demonstration during lunch hour on 06/10/2015 at CGM’s office and other centers. A meeting of the Circle secretaries has been called to discuss about this demonstration on 01/10/2015 at 03.00PM in BSNLEU office at Flower Bazaar complex. The meeting will be chaired by FORUM chairman C.K.Mathivanan and conducted by Deputy conveners S.Lingamurthy and Shanmugasundarajan. All Branch secretaries and office bearers are requested to plan for a massive demonstration in Chennai telephones to win back our right for Bonus.

23/09/2015:

Now the RSS is trying to tamper with the Reservation Policy:

Whenever the forces of Hindu right wing came to power at the centre they tried to meddle with important policy frames.During Atal Bihari Vajpayee rule the same forces attempted to rewrite the Indian Constitution to facilitate the Presidencial form of government like in USA where President is elected directly and have enormous power with authority to veto even Parliament (Congress and Senate) decisions.This form of government is actually not Parliamentary Democracy but all powers will be in the hands of one person called President.Fortunately that attempt was nipped in the bud itself.
Now the same dark forces after Modi's Elevation as PM emboldened to raise their voice against Reservation and Secularism.RSS chief wants a review of Reservation Policy while another office bearer demands to dump Secularism.
But the so called secular forces are merrily fighting amongst them whether in Bihar or elsewhere without realising the grave dangers ahead to Indian Nation as such.

23/09/2015:

Meeting with GM(HR):

Our Circle union today discussed 15 items with GM(HR) including lift failure in Kellys, AC units failure in Porur division and acute shortage of shorts in Harbour TD where for 16500 working lines only one Sr. TOA is posted for the test desk duty. The Adminstration was represented by DGM(A), AGM(A), AGM(E) and SDE(SR). Our Circle was represented by Com. C.K.Mathivanan, Ramaswamy, Rajendiran, Elangovan and Ravi.

22/09/2015:

Meeting with GM(F) on 21/09/2015:

Our circle union leaders C.K.Mathivanan, K.M.Elangovan and C.Ravi met the GM(F) at CGM Office today and discussed the following issues.
1.Immediate pay fixation for all the TTA cadre officials who are officiating as JTO’s.
2.Rural allowances for TXM Employees who are working in CPT SSA area.
3.Medical claims must be accepted upto 6 months (180 days) and not upto 90 days as of now.
4.Special pay for TSMon par with RM for family planning operation by their spouses.
5. Long pending of medical claims and TA bills of the staff.
The GM(F) positively reacted and promised to issue necessary orders at the earliest.

22/09/2015:

Photo of Newly elected Circle office bearers:

The group photo of the newly elected Circle office bearers.  Click,

18/09/2015:

TV debate on 19-09-15 in JAYA Television:

My debate along with two others will be on air at 9 pm on Saturday(19 th Sep) in Jaya T V. The subject matter is the recent Global Investors Conference and the Chief Minister's announcement in State Assembly on providing Internet to 12500 odd villages in Tamilnadu and introduction of IP T V using the National Optic fibre Network.

18/09/2015:

General Council meeting on 30-09-15 at Maraimalai Nagar:

The General Council meeting will be held this month at Perunthalaiver Kamarajar marriage hall in Maraimalai Nagar at 10 am on 30-09-15.All branch ,divisional and district secretaries must attend along with Circle Union office bearers and special invitees.
Com.Kandasamy,the Chengleput Division Union leader is retiring on the same day hence a grand farewell also being arranged there after the General Council meeting.All the members of the General council can avail a day's special casual leave and necessary transport arrangements also arranged to ferry the members from Maraimalai Nagar Railway Station.

17/09/2015:

Massive daylong dharna against formation of tower company:

Daylong Dharna began at office of the CGM Chennai Telephones to demand withdrawal of cabinet decision on 05-08-15 for forming a separate mobile tower company.Dharna was presided over by Com.CKM and was inaugurated by Com.R.Venkatraman,GS,TEPU.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

11/09/2015:

MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION BY NFTCL ON 3RD OCT-2015:

A massive demonstration will be organized by NFTCL on 03/10/2015 under the presidentship of Com.Mali(Erode) at Valluvar Kottam in Chennai pressing immediate settlement of demands of Contract labours.  Click1,

11/09/2015:

Forum to hold massive Dharna on Sep-16:

The meeting of Circle Secretaries of unions and associations in Chennai Telephones was held today at NFTE office to effectively organise day long Dharna in CGM office at Purasawakkam to demand withdrawal of central cabinet decision on 05-08-15 to form a separate subsidiary company for managing 65000 mobile towers of BSNL throughout the country.  Click1,  Click2,

10/09/2015:

Grateful and Thankful!:

Yesterday evening at the Anna road meeting Comrade Sekar handed over a cheque for rupees 15000 towards membership verification -2016 fund.Few weeks before also he gave Rs.10000 to the circle Union for the same purpose.As of now this comrade alone has contributed totally 25000 rupees to meet the expenses for the Seventh membership verification in May 2016.We thank him.  Click1,  Click2,

10/09/2015:

FORUM meeting on 11-09-15:

To plan the successful Dharna on 16-09-15 to oppose the formation of subsidiary corporation for BSNL Tower Business as per the union cabinet decision a meeting of Chennai Telephones FORUM will be held under the Chairmanship of com.C K Mathivanan at 2 pm in the NFTE Union office at Flower Bazaar complex.Prepare the workers for a massive day long Dharna at CGM's office inPurasawakkam.This Dharna programme is being organised throughout the country.

10/09/2015:

Felicitation to Reception committee:

Yesterday the function to felicitate the reception committee for conducting the sixth circle conference was held marvellously at Anna Salai telephone exchange .This meeting also fondly remembered the 19-09-1968 Strike and martyrs in that historic nationwide one day strike by Central government employees.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

01/09/2015:

The government telecom employees cooperative society in Bengaluru:

Yesterday I was in Bangaluru to participate in the opening of a new branch there by The government telecom employees cooperative society.All the unions and associations were called and leaders shared the stage.I appealed to the board of Directors to reduce the rate of interest for loan and speed up the chennai Flats construction project also.In his concluding speech the President of the said cooperative society Com.S.Veeraragavan very positively responded to both my requests.I thank all concerned who made the Bangaluru function a memorable one.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

28/08/2015:

Happy News:

Just now I was informed that the BSNL management has at last approved the list of office bearers elected at the Sholapur All India Conference of SEWA-BSNL.Accordingly brother P.N.Perumal of Tamilnadu will be the President and brother N.D.Ram of Delhi will be the General Secretary as per the approval of the management . The list of office bearers elected at the Sholapur conference was in toto approved.I greeted brother P.N.Perumal over phone and congratulated him for the success of his long struggle to save the SEWA from the selfish elements.We expect a friendly relationship with the new team.  Click,

27/08/2015:

சொஸைட்டி வட்டிப் பிரச்னையும் BSNLEUவின் கபட நாடகமும்:சென்ற முறை,  சொஸைட்டி  BSNLEUவின்  முழுக் கட்டுப்பாட்டில் இருந்தபோது சாதாரண கடனுக்கான  வட்டி விகிதம் 16.5 சதம். அப்போது, வட்டியை குறைக்க வேண்டும் என்று நமது சங்க ஆதரவு   டைரக்டர்கள் மற்றும்  RGB உறுப்பினர்கள் வலியுறுத்தியபோது, " ஐயோ அது சாத்தியமில்லை ! வட்டியை குறைத்தால்  சொஸைட்டி திவாலாகிவிடும் ! " என்று  பேசியவர்தான் முன்னாள் இயக்குனர்( BSNLEU) அன்புமணி. சென்ற RGB  தேர்தலுக்கு பிறகு  காட்சிகள் மாறின. 
BSNLEU கூட்டணி சொஸைட்டி தேர்தலில் படுதோல்வி அடைந்தது. நமது  கூட்டணியின் வசம் சொஸைட்டி நிர்வாகம் வந்தது. ஒவ்வொரு சதமாக, இருமுறை வட்டி விகிதம் குறைக்கப்பட்டது. மொத்தத்தில்  வட்டி விகிதம் 14.5 சதமாக ஆனது. உறுப்பினர்கள் பெருமகிழ்ச்சி அடைந்தனர்.சென்ற ஆண்டு நரேந்திர மோடி மத்தியில் ஆட்சியைப்  பிடித்தார். நல்ல காலம் பிறக்கும் என்றும் வாக்குறுதி அளித்தார்.ஆனால், நாட்டு  மக்களுக்கு மட்டுமல்லாது, நமது  சொசைட்டி உறுப்பினர்களுக்கும் நல்ல காலம் பிறப்பதற்கு பதிலாக கெட்ட காலம் பிறந்தது. இதுநாள் வரை விவசாயிகளுக்கு வழங்கிய சலுகை வட்டியிலேயே வங்கிகள் நம்மை போன்ற ஊழியர்களின் கூட்டுறவு சங்கங்களுக்கும் கடன் வழங்கி வந்தது. அந்த முறையை அடியோடு மாற்றி, சலுகை வட்டி தரக் கூடாது என்று உத்திரவு பிறப்பித்தது மோடி அரசு. அதன் காரணமாக நமது கூட்டுறவு சங்கமும் ஏற்கனவே  வாங்கிய கடனுக்கு அதிக வட்டி தர வேண்டிய கட்டாயத்திற்கு ஆளானது. தவிர்க்க முடியாமல் உறுப்பினர்களுக்கு வழங்கிய கடனுக்கான  வட்டியை உயர்த்த வேண்டிய கட்டாயம் ஏற்பட்டது. வெறும் வாயை மெல்பவனுக்கு  அவல் கிடைத்ததுபோல, தோல்வியில் துவண்டு போயிருந்த அன்புமணி கம்பெனி உயிர்த்தெழுந்தது.ஆகா ! வட்டி உயர்வு அநியாயம் !!   ஏற்க மாட்டோம் !!  என்று  நீட்டி முழக்கி தமிழக சொஸைட்டி உறுப்பினர்களிடம் மட்டுமல்லாது, உறுப்பினர் அல்லாதவர்களிடமும் தங்களது வழக்கமான கையெழுத்து இயக்கத்தை நடத்தினர். நாட்டில் உள்ள எல்லா பிரச்னைகளுக்கும் மோடிதான் காரணம் என்று மேடை தோறும் பிரசங்கம் செய்பவர்கள்,  இந்த வட்டி உயர்வு பிரச்னையில் மட்டும் மோடி அரசின் மோசடித்தனத்தை தோலுரிக்காமல்,  அன்புமணி தலைமையில் தற்போதைய இயக்குனர் குழுவை சந்தித்து கையெழுத்து படிவத்தை கொடுத்துவிட்டு ஆர்ப்பாட்டம் என்று அறிவிப்பது ஏன் ?வட்டி குறைப்பில் இவர்களுக்கு உண்மையிலேயே அக்கறை  இருக்குமானால்  இவர்கள் ஆர்ப்பாட்டம் செய்ய வேண்டியது, மோடி அரசை எதிர்த்து அல்லவா ? அதை விட்டுவிட்டு, பொறுப்பேற்றவுடன் வட்டியை குறைத்த இயக்குனர் குழு மீது பாய்வது ஏன் !!வெள்ளானூர் நிலத்தில் அடுக்கு மாடி குடியிருப்பு என்பது சென்ற இயக்குனர் குழு காலத்திலேயே முடிவாகிவிட்டதோடு, சென்ற தேர்தலில் ஆகப் பெரும்பான்மை உறுப்பினர்களால் ஏற்கப்பட்ட,  இனி மாற்ற முடியாத முடிவு....  சோழியன் குடுமி சும்மா ஆடுமா ! இவர்களது உள்நோக்கம் அடுத்த அங்கீகாரத் தேர்தல் !இந்தியாவெங்கும் பொய்ப்பிரச்சாரம் செய்து அதிக வாக்குகள் பெற்றாலும்  தமிழகத்தில இவர்களது பாச்சா இது நாள் வரை பலிக்கவில்லை  !
 

BSNLEUவின் பன்னிரெண்டாண்டு  அங்கீகார காலத்தில் சொல்லிக்
 கொள்ள சாதனை ஏதுமில்லை...போனஸ் இல்லை,  ஊதிய 
மாற்றத்தில் குளறுபடிகள் என்ற வேதனைகளே தொடர்கதையாகி வருகிறது.  இந்த முறை எப்படியாவது தமிழகத்தில் ஜெயிக்க 
வேண்டும் என்ற நப்பாசையில்தான் இந்த வட்டி குறைப்பு 
ஆர்ப்பாட்டம் எனும்  கபட நாடகம்  ! 
                 BSNLEUவின்  பொய்ப் பிரச்சாரத்தை முறியடிப்போம் !! 
                                 உண்மையை எடுத்துரைப்போம் !! 
        தமிழகத்தில் NFTE-BSNL சங்க வெற்றிக்கு அயராது பாடுபடுவோம் !! Courtesy : NFTE-BSNL KOVAI WEBSITE.

 

25/08/2015:

Circle union Secretariat meeting:

Today the circle union's secretariat met and discussed to ensure full strike on 02-09-15 in Chennai Telephones (BSNL).  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

25/08/2015:

9th September 2015 function poster:

The Circle union has printed Posters for the 9th September 2015 function at Anna Road Exchange complex.  Click,

20/08/2015:

Modi and his Promises!:

Yesterday Narendra Modi promised rupees 1.25 lakh crore package in a poll campaign meeting in Bihar where state poll is approaching.It is nothing but a misuse of power by a Prime Minister to woo the voters of Bihar. Before discussing the fate of his latest promise to the people of Bihar let us see the fate of his promises given to the people of this country in May 2014.After completing one year as PM no single promise was implemented by Modi. His promise of One Rank One Pension for the jawans is hanging.His another promise of giving 15 lac rupees to each citizen by capturing the black money stocked in Swiss banks by Indians.This has been a forgotten one to Modi.Lastly he promised corruption free governance.Alas he closed his eyes to corruption by his party men . Lalit gate scam,Vyapam scam and other scandals have rocked the Parliament .But Modi did not budge and refused to take action against corrupt CMs and Ministers. We hope Bihar people will not get duped by our PM.

18/08/2015:

Wake up or get doomed!:

Asper the information BSNL lost 2 crore customers in the financial year ended on 31-03-15.It has lost 1.78 crore mobile customers and 0.20 crore land line customers.This trend must be arrested at any cost. We may use the free night calls offer and free national roaming facility recently announced by BSNL. At a meeting in Newdelhi on 13-08-15 the CGM of Chennai Telephones got a special concession from the top management to postpone the handing over of maintenance work of Broadband to contract upto 30-09-15 with an assurance that the Broadband faults will be reduced and the same day fault will be cleared on the day itself.We all should raise to the occasion and implement the assurances of CGM or else the said work will be handed over to private agencies and blame will be put on the shoulders of Trade Unions. Shouting slogans against privatisation alone will not stop it.  Click,

14/08/2015:

Introductory meeting with CGM:

Today we had a introductory meeting with CGM,Chennai Telephones .All the newly elected circle Union office bearers along with District Secretaries and Special invitees attended the meeting.The management side was represented by CGM,GM(HR) DGM and AGM.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

12/08/2015:

protest demonstration in Pudukottai:

Today, I participated in the protest demonstration in Pudukottai for opposing the proposal to create a separate mobile tower company for 65000 BSNL towers.Also I addressed media after the demonstration.  Click1,

10/08/2015:

Forum Demonstration on 12th August 2015:

The Chennai Telephones Forum has decided to hold demonstration at Anna Road exchange complex on 12/08/2015 during lunch hour to protest against the formation of a separate entity to manage 65000 towers of BSNL throughout the country. Organize our employees in large numbers to this protest demonstration.

10/08/2015:

Circle Secretary meeting in New Delhi:

The meeting of all circle secretaries is on for two days from 10/08/2015. From Chennai telephones Comrades T.R. Rajasekaran and K.M.Elangovan attending. The main discussion will be ensuing seventh membership verification.

10/08/2015:

Meeting with CGM:

An Introductory meeting of all Circle office bearers will be held on 14/08/2015(Friday) at CGM office at about 11.30Hrs. Thereafter the meeting of the EC will be held to finalize the ten special invitees and council nominations.

10/08/2015:

Why all workers should join nationwide strike on 2nd-September-2015?:

The recently concluded sixth conference of Chennai Telephones of NFTE-BSNL decided to participate in the one day strike called by major central trade unions on 02-09-15.Although 12 demands were notified for this General Strike the most important reason is the anti worker and anti trade union attitude of the Narendra Modi government .To please the rich and powerful industrialists and corporates the present NDA government is attempting to dilute all the safeguards available in the Labour laws. For example the central government wants to merge the Indian Trade Union Act-1926,Industrial disputes act-1947 and Labour act-1946 in to one single act and do away with the inspections of Factory Inspectors who will normally visit factories to check and verify the implementation of various labour Laws.The amendments proposed now also raise the requirement of seven employees to start a union to minimum 100 or ten percent of total employees.This will naturally abolish trade unions and deny the basic trade union rights to all those workers who are working in the less than 100 workers category unions.Further no prior permission from the government is needed hereafter to declare lockout in the concerns wherein less than 300 are employed.Modi government's attempt to mend and bend the Labour laws to help the rich people must be defeated through United strikes by all trade unions.Why Narendra Modi government did not attempt to change the out dated Bonus Act of 1971 which actually deny bonus to the majority employees through number of restrictions.Just because it will give more employees the the opportunity to avail bonus.

09/08/2015:

Floral tributes to OPGupta's statue in Thiruvallur:

On 07/08/2015 morning Com.C.K.Mathivanan took comrade Saleel Gupta and his wife Dr.Sunitha along with comrade Krishna Mohan to Thiruvallur to pay floral tributes to Com.O.P.Gupta's statue installed at Thiruvallur.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

25/07/2015:

The reception committee meeting:

The reception committee meeting held yesterday to review the preparations for the sixth circle conference of NFTE-BSNL in chennai Telephones.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

21/07/2015:

state executive meeting of telecom contract labours Union (NFTCL) of Tamilnadu:

The state executive meeting of telecom contract labours Union (NFTCL) of Tamilnadu was held today in Chintadripet AITUC office.The meeting decided to hold the state conference in Trichy in February 2016.It also decided to organise a full day dharna to demand settlement of contract labour demands on 02-10-2015 at Valluvar Kottam in chennai.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

16/07/2015:

Fullday general council meeting of NFTE chennai Telephones:

The Fullday general council meeting of NFTE chennai Telephones was held today at State Headquartes building of Tamilnadu AITUC and the council endorsed the draft report on activities with some amendments. It is given information that nearly 1500 delegates may attend the two day circle conference from 5-8-15.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

15/07/2015:

FORUM meeting at Kellys complex :

Today the FORUM held a meeting at Kellys complex to create awareness among the staff to reduce the number of faults and duration of faults in Kellys area where the situation is alarming.  Click1,  Click2,

14/07/2015:

Extended executive committee MEETING of Thiruvallur district Union:

Today the meeting of the extended executive committee of Thiruvallur district Union was held at Ambathur telephone exchange.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

14/07/2015:

The extended executive committee meeting of the Kanchipuram district:

The extended executive committee meeting of the Kanchipuram district Union was held today at Guindy to prepare for the ensuing Sixth circle conference.  Click1,  Click2,

11/07/2015:

JAYA TV INTERVIEW:

My interview along with other two personalaties will be on air in Jaya T V today (Saturday) at 09.00 Pm.Please watch the programme.

09/07/2015:

Extended District Executive committe meeting of North Chennai:

Today the extended district executive meeting of North Chennai district Union was held at Flower bazaar canteen to specially mobilise fund and comrades for the ensuing 6 th circle conference of NFTE-BSNL.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

07/07/2015:

Com C.K.MATHIVANAN INTERVIEW IN ZEE NEWS CHANNEL:

Just now gave an interview to ZEE news (Hindi)channel correspondent who specially flew to chennai for this purpose.The interview was about Marans fraud on BSNL.It is good that national channels have started evincing interest on this scandal.The interview was videotaped at my residence.May be it will be on air in a day or two.

06/07/2015:

General council meeting on 16/07/2015:

On the eve of 6th Circle conference the meeting of the General council of our circle union will be held full day on 16/07/2015 from morning to evening. The meeting will finalize the amendments on reports and activities. Further invitation and posters for the Circle conference will be distributed at the meeting. Sangamuzhakkam magazine will also be distributed. Hence all the members of the general council particularly Branch/Divisional/District secretaries and Circle office bearers may apply for a day Special casual leave and attend the meeting without fail. The venue of the meeting will be 2nd Floor of AITUC state Headquarters Building in Kovoor Vaidiyanathan street at Chindadripet.

06/07/2015:

Forum meeting on 07/07/2015:

The circle secretaries of the Unions Associations in the FORUM of Chennai telephones will meet on 07/07/2015 at 03.00PM in NFTE circle union office at Flower Bazaar Exchange complex. The meeting will mainly discuss and decide about popularizing the free ninght calling service of BSNL among the general public and the existing customer.

02/07/2015:

Farewell party of Com.Govindaraj, Circle Secretary ,BSNLEU:

Farewell party of Com.Govindaraj, Circle Secretary ,BSNLEU in Chennai Telephones was held today at Flower Bazaar exchange. NFTE was represented by Comrades CKM, MKR,and Nagarajan. We greet him a very happy retired life.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

01/07/2015:

BSNL lines case: CBI questions former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran

CBI on Wednesday questioned former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran in connection with a case of allegedly using over 300 high data capacity BSNL telecom lines at his Boat House residence in Chennai...  Read More...

01/07/2015:

IDA INCREASES BY 2.1%:

The IDA for the month of July-2015 is increases by 2.1% and total IDA stands at 102.6%.

30/06/2015:

Farewell function at Ambathur for Sr. NFTE Comrade B.Ranganathan:

A farewell function at Amabathur for our senior NFTE leader Com. B.Ranganathan who is retiring from service was held in grand manner. Hundres of comrades participated in the meeting and greeted Com. B.Ranganathan. Com C.K.Mathivanan eleborately spoke at the function and detailed his association with Com.B.Ranganathan and his service to the working class for the last 42 years both in P&T, DOT and BSNL.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,

30/06/2015:

Extended Circle Executive Committee Decision:


1.The delegate fee for the 6th Circle conference will be fixed at Rs 300/-.
2.A travel bag worth Rs 300/- will be given to all the delegates as the conference memento.
3.The National flag will be hoisted by Com.M.K. Ramaswamy Circle president.
4.NFTE flag will be hoisted by Com.A.Kantha, Circle vice president.
5.To mark the occasion of the 6th Circle conference the following comrades will host the union flag.
1.Com. Dhanapal
2.Com. Elumalai
3.Com. B.Varadhan
4.Com. S.Kothandabani
5.Com. S.Jothi
6.Com. Gajapathi.
6. The Extended District Executive meeting will be held as per the following schedule to mobilize the comrades for the circle conference.
1. 09/07/2015… 03.00PM North Chennai District.
2. 10/07/2015… 11.00AM South Chennai District.
3. 13/07/2015… 11.00AM Kancheepuram District Union(Union office at Guindy).
4. 14/07/2015… 03.00PM Thiruvallur District Union(Ambattur Exchange).
All comrades who will attend these meetings can avail Special CL.

29/06/2015:

Extended CEC Meeting:

Today the meeting of the extended circle executive committee Was held at DINROZE exchange complex to discuss and decide all issues pertaining to the ensuing sixth circle conference from 05-08-15 & 06-08-15.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

27/06/2015:

JAYA TV INTERVIEW:

A debate on the conflict between Home Ministry and IB ministry regarding non-renewal of license to 33 T V channels and 5 FM radio channels of SUN group.Com.C.K.Mathivanan, BJP leader Mrs.Vanathi Sreenivasan and social activist Mr.Sreenivasarao will also participate in the debate. It will be telecast as per the schedule below.
Jaya TV.....27-06-15(Saturday)at 9 to 10 pm.
Jaya plus TV ...29-06-15(Monday)at 9.30 to 10.30 pm

25/06/2015:

Farewell meeting for Com.Varathan,vice-president:

Farewell meeting for Com.Varathan,vice-president of the union was held today at K.K.nagar telephone exchange.After a month I could meet more than 300 active comrades of NFTE at this function.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

12/06/2015:

fare well meeting at KK Nagar on 24.06.2015:

To felicitate our Circle vice president B. Varadan who is retiring on 30.06.2015 a farewell meeting is organized at 03.00PM on 24.06.2015. Com. C.K.Mathivanan will participate.

12/06/2015:

. The Circle Executive Committee Meeting on 29/06/2015:

At 02.00PM on 29.06.2015 the E.C. meeting of the Circle union will be held at Flower Bazaar union office.All the members of CEC are requested to attend the meeting in time.

12/06/2015:

Com. C.K.Mathivanan will assume charge of Circle secretary on 24.06.2015:

After availing leave for 40 days Com. C.K.Mathivanan will assume the charge of Circle secretary on 24.06.2015.

19/05/2015:

Courtesy meeting with new CGM on 22/05/2015:

Our circle union will meet the new CGM Smt.S.M.Kalavathi assume charge formally on 22/05/2015.The meeting shall take place at 12.00 Noon. The District secretaries, Asst Circle Secretaries along with Circle President, Circle secretary and Circle treasurer will meet the new CGM and greet her.

19/05/2015:

Reception Committee will meet regularly every week from 01/06/2015:

The reception committee constituted for conducting the 6th Circle conference will meet every week on Friday’S with effect from 01/06/2015; 03.00PM at Circle union office in Flower Bazaar. Members of the Reception committee are requested to attend the meeting without fail.

14/05/2015:

Secretariat Meeting held on 13/05/2015:

The Meeting of the Circle secretariat was held today and the following decisions were taken.
1.Seven Committees including Food, Volunteer etc were formed to meet the 6th Circle conference on 05&06/08/2015 successfully.
2.One month leave for Circle secretary from 14/05/2015 was granted and Com. S.C.Bose will officiate as Circle secretary during this period.
3.To celebrate the farewell function of Com.B.Varadhan,CVP,on 24/06/2015 at K.K.Nagar Telephone Exchange Complex.

09/05/2015:

New CGM POSTED TO Chennai telephones:

On 08/05/2015 the Corporate office issued orders promoting Smt S.M.Kalavathi as CGM and posted her to Chennai Telephones. NFTE-BSNL welcomes the New CGM and wish Madam S.M. Kalavathi every success in the new post.   Click...,

09/05/2015:

FORUM MEETING ON 08/05/2015:

The Circle secretaries of FORUM met today at NFTE office reviewed both the strike and the talks with the secretary DOT on 01/05/2015. The meeting thanked all for the hundred percent strike in Chennai telephones. It also condemned the brutal attack on Com. C.K.Mathivanan. The meeting decided to be very vigilant till our demands are accepted.

07/05/2015:

Meeting with New CGM:

Our Circle union had a meeting with the New CGM Sri.Reddy who assumed charge in Chennai Telephones from 01/05/2015. Comrades C.K.Mathivanan, M.K.Ramaswamy, S.C. Bose, K.M.Elangovan and C.Ravi participated in the meeting. Seven important issues were discussed with the CGM and he was very positive on understanding of our issues.

04/05/2015:

ONE STEP FORWARD:

Only due to our united and historic strike for two days both the Minister Ravishankar prasad and DOT Secretary Rakesh Garg were compelled to discuss about the BSNL and other issues. It is a victory for the FORUM no doubt.On 24/04/2015 the Communication Minister held a meeting with Members of Parliament regarding BSNL services and infrastructure development. Similarly on 01/05/2015 the Secretary, DOT held meeting with FORUM leaders on most of our strike demands notified for two days Nationwide strike. But we are on the opinion that still the Govt(DOT) has not made up its mind to accept our demands fully within a time frame. The evasive and noncommittal replies of the DOT Secretary proves this point. Let us wait and watch and shall not lower our guard. On the whole the exercise is one step forward.

04/05/2015:

May day celebrations on 06/05/2015:

As already announced the Birth anniversary of Karl Marx and May Day celebration of Chennai telephones Circle union will be held in Adyar telephone Exchange at 01.00 PM. Com J.Lakshmanan, State secretary of AITUC, Tamil Nadu will be the Chief guest. All comrades are requested to assemble before lunch at Adyar since the Adyar Division Comrades have arranged lunch for all of us.

01/05/2015:

Thoughts for this May day-2015:

The Circle union of Chennai telephones conveys to all comrades its revolutionary greetings on the International Workers day popularly known as May day. When the entire working class celebrates the May day throughout the world on 01/05/2015 we wish to remind the duties and responsibilities of today to protect the freedom of the Country’s secularism and hard own rights of the working people.
We pay homage to the Martyrs of Chicago in America who raised the banner of revolt against the exploitation of Mankind and demanded eight hours duty for the working people. At that time the normal working hours for a day was more than 20 hours. Now lot of changes have taken place and the American imperialism is afraid of China. Any time from now on China may overtake America in wealth and Economic might. We all know the China is being ruled by the working class led by the Communist party.
Similarly in India also things have changed for the worst. Big companies and Industrialist are actually guiding the Modi government that is why anti poor and anti former policies are being implemented in our Country. There is no change of policy between the 10 years UPA rule and the one year NDA rule.Both Congress and BJP are two sides of the same coin.
The unity of the working people is must and continuous struggles against the wrong economic policies and rapid communal politics is the need of the hour.

01/05/2015:

Meeting with DOT secretary:

Today(01/05/2015) the meeting with secretary(DOT) on our strike demands will take place at 05.00 PM on Sanchar Bhavan, New Delhi. FORUM leaders were invited for the meeting.

27/04/2015:

FORUM met the Dy.Commissioner of police:

On 27/04/2015 at about 06.00 PM the FORUM leaders including Com.C.K.Mathivanan, K. Govindaraj along with hundreds of comrades met the Dy.Commissioner and the Inspector of Police,Kilpauk to inquire about the action taken in the FIR filed regarding the murderous attack on Com.C.K.Mathivanan on 22/04/2015 during the Nationwide two days strike. Both the police officers informed us the action taken on our complaints.

27/04/2015:

Circle council meeting:

The Meeting of the Circle council held today (27/04/2015) and many issues discussed by the staff side. At the end of the meeting the staff side organized farewell to the CGM Sri. Balasubramaniam who is retiring on 30/04/2015. Com. C.K.Mathivanan felicitated the CGM and spoke about his simplicity and honesty.

25/04/2015:

Com.C.K.Mathivanan is well and Recovered completely:

On the 2nd day of Nationwide strike(22/04/2015) Com.C.K.Mathivanan, Chairman, Chennai telephones FORUM was attacked in front of CGM office by a drunken ‘Anna union’ supporter (J.Stalin, Regular Mazdoor) for questioning his anti worker attitude during the strike.  Read more,

25/04/2015:

TV INTERVIEW On two days strike:

Com. C.K.Mathivanan TV Interview will be telecasted as follows.
JAYA TV ..26/04/2015..09.00-10.00PM
JAYA PLUS TV...28/04/2015...09.30-10.30PM

25/04/2015:

May day Celebrations-2015:

The Circle union will observe this year May day on 06/05/2015 (01.00 PM)at Adayar Telephone Exchange complex and elaborate arrangement are being made for this. All comrades are requested to participate in the May day Celebration in time.
On 01/05/2015 all Branch unions should observe May Day by hoisting union flag at all Buildings and Exchanges.

23/04/2015:

Big Thanks:

In Chennai telephones and allover the Country also the two day’s strike call given by FORUM to save BSNL was a huge success. NFTE BSNL thanks each and every comrades who worked for the success of this protest action. In Chennai telephones not a single Employees or Executives barring few ITS officers reported for duty on 21& 22/04/2015. It is a historic success which reveals the determination and anger of BSNL Employees/ Executives. The O/o The CGM, Chennai telephones was locked and sealed on the first day of strike. However we permitted four ITS officers on both days to enter the CGM office after knowing in several parts of the Country ITS officers and even promoted CGM’s were permitted to enter the office by FORUM leadership at respective level. We also thank CGM, Sr. GM(HR) for their understanding of the situation and Co-operation that resulted in a peaceful massive strike in Chennai telephones.
Had the Govt of India or BSNL Management invited our leaders in time for meaningful talks on notified demands well before the strike action would have been averted. We condemn the irresponsibility of Secretary, DOT who has filed o initiate discussion on our demand but went on pleasure trip to Foreign Country while 2.5 lakh men and women in BSNL on strike. We hope atleast now both the Govt of India and the Management of BSNL will understand the feelings of the Employees/ Executives and help for an amicable settlement.

17/04/2015:

Interview on 19/04/2015 in Jaya TV:

Com. C.K.Mathivanan will participate in a TV interview on 18/04/2015(Saturday) at 09.00PM to 10.00PM. The subject matter will be ongoing 2G scam trail in CBI special court. The replay will be on 20/04/2015 in Jaya plus TV from 09.30 PM to 10.30PM.

17/04/2015:

Meeting with CMD on 17/04/2015:

Although the strike preparation in BSNL is going on cntinuously for last several months the Minster in-charge of Telecom Shri.Ravishankar Prasad has no time to meet the leaders of the FORUM to hold meaningful negotiation on our demand and avert the impending strike. However the CMD Shri. Anupam srivastava has kind enough to invite our leaders for talks on 17/04/2015. We do not have any illusion about the nature of talks and the settlement of demands. The present NDA govt headed by Shri. Narendra modi is not a collective one but a single man show only. When the PM was purchasing 123 war planes in FRANCE our defense Minister is very busy in purchasing fish in the market at is Native place, Goa, Similarly when the PM is touring each and every country one by one the Foreign affairs Minister Sushmaswaraj is busily engaged in New Delhi. This is the state of affairs of the present setup wherein PMO is more powerful than anybody else in this country. Naturally we hope until and other wise the Prime minister intervenes nothing canbe expected positively. Hence we request all our comrades not to get diverted by this or that talks but to concentrate on strike preparation with full vigor and commitment.

17/04/2015:

Big rally on 20/04/2015:

On the eve of two day Nationwide strike the Chennai telephones FORUM has decided to organize a big rally at Flower Bazaar telephone Exchange complex in the A/N of 20/04/2015 at 02.30 PM on Monday. All the comrades of every union/ Association in the FORUM are requested to assemble in large number. Make the rally a huge success.

24/03/2015:

Com.Bhagat singh's 84th martyrdom anniversary:

CPI leader Com. D.Lenin delivered speech on the occasion. NFPE leader V. Dharmadass and Com. C.K.Mathivanan presided over the meeting.  Click1...,  Click2...,  Click3...,   The rare death Warrant...,

12/03/2015:

FORMAL MEETING WITH CGM:

On 12/03/2015 our circle union met the CGM with notified agenda points. Sr GM(HR&Admn),Sr.GM(F),Addl GM(HR&Admn),SDE(SR) represented the management. Our union was represented by M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan, M.Nagarajan, C.K.Raghunathan, Ekambaram and Anbu. The CGM and other officers are generally in agreement with our demands and agreed to resolve the issues raised with in a reasonable time. Our union raised the issues about Contract labours regarding minimum wage, EPF nad ESI. We reminded the management that corporate office has already issued instructions to ensure minimum wage, ESI and EPF to contract labour. Our union pointed out the violations of labour laws by contractors and suggested a team to monitor the contract system.

11/03/2015:

Formal meeting with CGM On 12/03/2015:

On our request the CGM has agreed for a formal meeting with the circle union at 11.00 AM on 12/03/2015 besides CGM, Sr.GM(HR&Admn), GM(F) and Addl GM(Admn) are expected to participate. Our circle union has already notified 15 items as agenda points for the meeting.

11/03/2015:

Will MTNL BE CLOSED?:

As per the information of Central minister for Heavy Industries Mr.Anand Geethe that five Public sector units which are running on loss continuously are going to be closed. He listed Air India, MTNL, HMT, Hindustan Ship yard among the five companies to be closed. We are our own doubt that in the name of closure MTNL may be thrusted up on the BSNL by handing over the Telecom services of Delhi and Mumbai to BSNL. As we stoutly oppose the proposed merger of MTNL with BSNL we should not accept the Indirect way the Govt of India impose MTNL on BSNL.

07/03/2015:

Com .C.K.MATHIVANAN TV INTERVIEW IN JAYA TV:

An hour long TV interview on 2G scam will be telecasted in JAYA TV on 08/03/2015 at 09.00 PM.

07/03/2015:

International Women’s day on 08/03/2015:

Our Circle union extends warm greetings to all women of our country and particularly those working in BSNL on the International women’s day.

07/03/2015:

Meeting with Sr.GM(F) ON 07/03/2015:

Our Circle union had a meeting with the Sr. GM(F) on issues pertaining to ERP and Finance related difficulties and our Circle union was represented by Com. C.K.Mathivanan, S.C.Bose, K.M. Elangovan, G.Palaniappan and C.Ravi. Among other things our Circle union discussed about difficulties in BSNLMRS for dependence, delay in Payments of contract labours, TSM cadre should be treated as regular employees, wrong recoveries and rejection of several medical claims.

07/03/2015:

FORUM DEMONSTRATION ON 12/03/2015:

At Anna Road Exchange Complex a massive demonstration will be held at 04.00 PM. All comrades are requested to attend the demonstration without fail.

07/03/2015:

Telecom Companies are accumulating big amount of loan:

As per the As per the information for 2013-2014 financial year a total of 2.43 lakhs crores of loan was availed by all the telecom companies put together. BSNL has 4459 crores and MTNL has14120 crores of rupees as loan.
The customer base of BSNL has further shirnked to 7.81 crores as of 31/01/2015 from 9.45 crores as of 31/03/2012.However the loss of BSNL has reduced to Rs 7020 crores from Rs 8851 crores as per financial year 2013-2014.

06/03/2015:

Reception Committee formed for holding 6th Circle conference:


1.President: Com, T.R.Rajasekaran, Secretary,(CHQ)
2.Vice Precidents: Com. A.Kantha,CVP
Com. E.Sampath,COS
Com. Vardhan,COS
3.Secretay:
Com. M.Nagarajan, District Secretary, Chennai South
4.Asst Secretaries:
Com. Dhan singh,ACS
Com. M.Kabali,ACS
Com. S.Venkatraj,COS
Com. C.K.Raghunatahn, District Secretary, TVR
Com. Ekambaram,District Secretary,KCM
Com. K.Anbu,District Secretary,Chennai North
5.Treasurer:
Com. V.Babu, Circle Treasurer,NFTCL
6.Committee Members:
Com. Patric shylock,DS,Vadpalani
Com. C.Karunanidhi,DS,Kodambakkam
Com. Shanthakumar,DS,Haddows Road
Com. Sundaramurthy,DS,Anna Road
Com. Dilli Babu,DS,R.K.Nagar
Com. Kanniappan,DS,Adayar
Com. Prabhakar,DS,K.K.Nagar

04/03/2015:

General Council Meeting:

The next General Council meeting of our circle union will be held on 04/04/2015 at 02.00 PM in Dinroze RSU Exchnage.

04/03/2015:

6th Circle conference:

The Circle Executive meeting held on 03/03/2015 decided the following.
1.To hold the 6th Circle conference in July 2015.
2.The District union of South Chennai will organize the conference.
3.First day conference will be open to all. However second and third day conference will be strictly with elected delegates.
4.Each District union will be permitted with 25 observers only. All the 38 members of the E.C. will be automatic delegates.

03/03/2015:

DEMONSTRATION IN CHENNAI AIR PORT:

Com.C.K.Mathivanan spoke at the mass demonstration organized by the Chennai Airport Employees against handing over the operations of Chennai Airport to private players.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,

28/02/2015:

FORUM DEFERS INDEFINITE STRIKE DECISION:

Leadership of the FORUM has decided to modify the stike decision to enable widest participation Nation wide as follows.
1.Two days strike on 21/04/2015 and 22/04/2015.
2.Nationwide demonstration on 12/03/2015 on that day the strike notice will be served on the Management.
3.Press conference will be held all Circle HQ to explain modified strike demand to the General Public.

28/02/2015:

Secretariat meeting on 03/03/2015:

The meeting of the Circle union secretariat will be held at Flower Bazaar union office on 03/03/2015 at 03.00 PM. All secretariat members are requested to attend with out fail.

28/02/2015:

National Executive meeting at Jaipur:

Two days NAtional Executive meeting of our union will be held in Jaipur (Rajasthan) on 09/04/2015 and 10/04/2015.

11/02/2015:

Is Tamil Nadu Circle union derail from its traditional path?:


We all know the Tamil Nadu Circle union is having rich tradition and colorful history led by our leaders Jagan, Muthiyalu, R.Krishnamurthy and Mahalingam. But the recent development and happenings in that circle eversince the last Madurai Conference make us feel whether the Tamil Nadu Circle union is going away from the path of great leaders O.P.Gupta and Jagan. The intolerance and arrogance of Com.Pattabiraman has vertically divided our union in Tamil Nadu. He is showing disrespect to all those who oppose or differ from his opinion or policy. He never bothers to consult the Circle Executive Committee or to take decisions in the Executive Committee Meetings but arbitrarily decides everything. This is the root cause of disturbance in the circle union.


Yesterday( 10/02/2015) nearly 70 comrades of Chennai Telephones North and South District unions went to the Circle Executive of Tamil Nadu to submit a memorandum to the Circle secretary objecting his activities in violation of union constitution with regard to Sothern Telecom Region(STR) union setup. Instead of receiving the memorandum and discussing the issues peacefully he ordered his goons who were specially assembled from nearby Districts of Vellore, Cuddalore and Puducherry to attack our Comrades brutally and throw them out of the meeting hall. The CGM of Tamil Nadu Circle who came to address the meeting ran away through backdoor without speaking on seeing the violence unleashed by the Pattabiraman’s followers.Our Chennai Telephones comrades continued their demonstration outside the meeting hall which was locked from inside.The Police authorities came there and try to mediate but failed due to the stubborn and adamant attitude of Pattabiraman. In this situation the hall owner came to the spot and evicted everybody out of the compound and thus the said meeting came to an abrupt end. This is a very painful incident and we all should be ashamed off this ugly and violent activities of Pattabiraman’s followers. Even the Circle treasurer Comrades Asokarajan and Secretary (CHQ) G. Jayaraman were not spared by these goon elements.


Com.Pattabiram who is for left unity and unity of all trade union is not practicing the same with his own union members inside the Circle union. He should preach only whatever he can practice.Preaching something and acting opposite to that is not good for any organization.Even at this time we hope he will realize his mistakes and try to sort out the issues raised by our comrades in a peaceful and democratic manner.   Click1...,  click2...,

09/02/2015:

General Council Meeting on 16/02/2015:

The General Council meeting of our Circle union will be held on 16/02/2015 at 02.00PM in Dinroze Exchnage complex under the Presidentship of Com M.K.Ramaswamy. On that day the Journal of the Circle union ( Sangamuzhakkam) will be distributed to the branches. Hence, all our members of the General council are requested to attend the same in time without fail.

07/02/2015:

TV Interview:

Com. C.K.Mathivanan will be interviewed by journalist Sudhangan for an hour regarding the misuse of Power by former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran. This special interview will be telecasted in Jaya TV from 09.00 PM on Sunday(08/02/2015).

07/02/2015:

CMX REDEPLOYMENT:

After two rounds of talks with Sr. GM(HR&Admn) and other officers our union accepted for a formula to redeploy the staffs at presently working in CMX since the Corporate office had handed over the service of 197 to private operators throughout the country two months ago. According to the formula arrived at nearly 50% of the staff will be retained in the Flower Bazzar telecom complex and the remaining 50% will be redeployed to the places were acute staff shortage exist. On 07/02/2015 a counselling for this will be conducted. After this orders will be issued by the Mangement.

03/02/2015:

Meeting with Sr.GM(HR&Admn):

On 03/02/2015 the management had a meeting with both the recognized unions in connections with the staffs redeployment from CMX. NFTE BSNL was represented in this meeting by comrades C.K.Mathivanan, K.M. Elangovan and Jayajothi. The meeting is not conclusive and hence one more meeting will be held to decide upon the CMX staff redeployment.

03/02/2015:

Meeting with Sr.GM(N) and DGM(NE) on 02/02/2015:

Our union had a meeting with Sr.GM(N) and DGM(NE). Our union was represented in this meeting by Comrades C.K.Mathivanan, K.M.Elangovan, K.Anbu, .C.Elumalai and Arumugam. In this meeting our union had discussed several items including the following.
1.Proper space accommodation for the 40 Sr.TOA officials of North Business Area(BA) who were brought from North West, North East and North areas to Flower Bazaar Exchange.
2.Action against the SDE in Anna Nagar who misbehaved with lady staffs.
3.Delay in payment of GPF Advance to Kalmandapam staffs.
4.Rebate given to the subscriber of 25352320 due to the mistake of CSC staffs.

27/01/2015:

Sr.GM(HR&ADMN) meeting on CMX staff redeployment on 04/02/2015:

There will be meeting of CMX staff redeployment with both the recognized union by Sr.GM(HR&ADMN) on 04/02/2015 at 11.00 Hrs.

25/01/2015:

AIYF General secretary appended his signature in the save BSNL signature campaign:

AIYF General secretary appended his signature in the save BSNL signature campaign: Com. R.Thirumalai, General Secretary of All India Youth federation on his visit to Chennai appended his signature in the memorandum to be submitted to the PM of India during the Parliament march on 25/02/2015. Com C.K.Mathivanan, K.M. Elangovan, C. Ravi and K.Anbu witnessed.  Click...,

25/01/2015:

Tamil and English News papers appreciate the contribution of Com. C.K.Mathivanan in exposing the scam of former Telecom Minister Dayanidhimaran in 323 illegal phone connection scandal:


Dinamalar:  Click...,
Times Of India:  Click...,

19/01/2015:

Com C.K.Mathivanan,CS,NFTE-BSNL has written letter to GS NFTE-BSNL regarding union setup in STR:

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16/01/2015:

Welcome to 205 New Members:

In Chennai Telephones Circle 205 new members have joined on 14/01/2015. We welcome all of them. Details are as follows.
1.Kancheepuram District….90
2.Thiruvallur District…51
3.Chennai South District…32
4.Chennai North District….24
5.Long Distance…..8

13/01/2015:

Seven more Co-Ordination Committees of FORUM formed:

In a meeting held at BSNLEU office today seven more CC’s were formed as follows.
1) Thiruvallur Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. C.K.Raghunathan, Dist Secretary(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. B.Baskar(BSNLEU)
2) Kancheepuram Coordination Committee:
Chairman- ComD.S.Ramprabhu, Circle Organizing Secretary(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- ComR.Dhanasekaran(BSNLEU)
3) Chenglepet Coordination Committee:

Chairman- Com. S.Ekambaram, Dist Secretary(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. Janardhanan
4) Development Coordination committee:
Chairman- Com. K.M.Elangovan, Asst Circle Secretary(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. Indirani(BSNLEU)
5) South East Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. M.Kabali, Asst Circle Secretary (NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. C.Ganesh(BSNLEU)
6) South West Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. P.Elumalai, Circle vice president(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com.E.Thirunavukkarasu(BSNLEU)
7) Central Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. M.Nagarajan, Dist Secretary(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com.Rajasekaran(BSNLEU)
In all 13 CC’s were formed in Chennai Telephones to Co Ordinate the activities of FORUM at area level.

12/01/2015:

One Crore Signature collection from Public:

As per the decision of National level leadership the Chennai Telephones circle has to collect 4.5 Lakh signature from the General Public to be submitted to the PM on 25/02/2015 during the March to parliament by FORUM. Accordingly the circle union decided to collect more than 2 Lakh signatures before 15/02/2015. The following comrades are nominated for this to lead campaign at the places mentioned against their name.
Com M.Kapali, ACS- Adayar
Com P.Elumalai, CVP-Guindy
Com T.R.Rajasekaran, Secretary(CHQ)-Anna Road
Com S.Ekambaram,Dist Sec,KCM-Chenglepet
Com K.Nagan,CVP-Avadi
Com Kothandapani,CVP-Central Railway Station
Com C.K.Raghunathan,Dist Sec, TVR-Thiruvallur
Com M.Nagarajan,Dist Sec, Chennai South- T.Nagar
Com E.S Anandadevan,DS,KPM-Kalmandapam
Com K.M.Elangovan,ACS-Koyambedu Central Bus stand
Com K.Anbu,Dist Sec,Chennai North- Flower Bazaar
Com P.Gopal,DS KCM-Kancheepuram
Com S.C.Bose,ACS-Ambathur
Com B.Varadhan,CVP-KK Nagar
Com M.K.Ramaswamy, President- Tambaram
Com C.K.Mathivanan,Circle Secretary-Purasaiwkkam

12/01/2015:

Co-Ordination Committees Formed:

The FORUM has formed 6 committees at DGM area level in a meeting held at the NFTE-BSNL union office today.
1) North East Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. Anbu, North Chennai District secretary(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. M.Kanniappan(BSNLEU)
2) North West Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. G.Palaniappan, Circle Organizing Secretary(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. Z.Paulraj(BSNLEU)
3) North Peripheral Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. S.Mariappan, Circle Vice President(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. E.Natarajan(BSNLEU)
4) Head Quarters Coordination committee:
Chairperson- Com. T.Jayajothi, Secretary,CMX(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. D.k Vijayalakshmi(BSNLEU)
5) west Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. T. Dhansingh,ACS(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. Kandaswamy(BSNLEU)
6) STR/STP Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. S..Kesavan (NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com.Pratheeban(BSNLEU)
The remaining seven Co-Ordination Committees will be formed in Tomorrow’s meeting at BSNLEU office in Flower Bazaar.

09/01/2015:

Consultation meeting for the formation of Co-Ordination committees of FORUM:

As decided by the National level leadership it has been decided in Chennai Telephones to FORUM 13 Co-Ordination Committees of FORUM at DGM’s level. Accordingly on 12/01/2015 and 13/01/2015 meeting of all unions /Associations of particular zone will be held.
12/01/2015: 10 AM to 0100 PM: Ennore, Ponneri, Kalmandapam, Harbour, Flower Bazaar, Kellys, Madhavaram, Anna Ngar, Avadi, Poonamallee and Ambathur. Divisional Secretaries along with office bearers must attend the meeting.
12/01/2015: 02.00 to 04.00 PM: Kodambakkam, Porur, Vadapalani, K.K. Nagar and STR/STP. Divisional secretaries along with office bearers should attend the meeting. Both the meeting on 12/01/2015 will take place at the NFTE-BSNL union office in Flower Bazaar.
13/01/2015: 10AM to 01.00PM:Mylapore, RK.Nagar, Adayar, Velacherry, St. Mount, Chrompet, Tambaram, Haddows Road and Anna Road. Divisional secretaries along with office bearers should participate in the meeting.
13/01/2015: 02AM to 0400PM: Chenglepet, Thiruvallur, Kancheeepuram. Divisional secretaries along with office bearers should participate in the meeting. Both the meeting on 13/01/2015 will be held at BSNLEU office in Flower Bazaar.

09/01/2015:

Emergent Circle Executive Committee meeting:

On 10/01/2015(Saturday) to discuss and decide for the formation of 13 Co-Ordination Committees of FORUM in Chennai Telephones. The Circle Executive will meet at 03.00 PM on 10/01/2015 in the union office, Flower Bazaar.

09/01/2015:

Com.Nallakannu began the one crore signature campaign:

NFTE Circle union started signature campaign as per the decision of FORUM among the General public. Accordingly on the 3rd day of the dharna at Anna Road Telephone Exchange Com. Nallkannu,CPI leader initiated signature on the memorandum to be submitted to the Prime minister of India. Sri Siva, MP also signed our memorandum along with the GS of LPF Sri P.Shanmugam our Circle union will plan obtaining Signatures from the public in the Weeks to come.  Click1...,  Click2...,

07/01/2015:

Com. GNANAIAH TURNS 95:

We greet our great leader and former SG of NFPTE Com. D.Gnanaiah on his 95th birthday. Sr. Leaders Erode Mali, Ernakulam T.V.Paulose along with Com. G.Jayaraman, Secretary(CHQ), K.Ashokraj(Trasurer, Tamilnadu circle union) and L.Subbaroyan( ACS, TamilNadu Circle union) and N. Ramakrishnan, District secretary, Coimbatore personally visited his residence today in Coimbatore and felicitated him. We wish him a very very purposeful life at 95 years.

07/01/2015:

Homage to Com. O.P.Gupta on his 2nd death Anniversary:

The Chennai Telephones Circle union organized a massive homage function for our greatest leader and father figure of P&T trade union movement Com.O.P.Gupta on 06/01/2015 in Thiruvallur in which 1000 of comrades enthusiastically participated and paid their respectful homage to Com.O.P.Gupta. At the beginning a bust bronze statue of Com. O.P.Gupta was declared open by Com. C.k.Mathivanan, CS and floral tributes were done by Comrades M.Appadurai EX MP, K.Vallinayagam former SG of FNTO, Comrades Mali,Secretaries of Federation CHQ, G.Jayaraman & T.R.Rajasekaran and S.Veeraraghavan, President of the Tamil Nadu Telecom Employees Co-Operative society. At the function a book written in tamil by Com. L.Subbaroyan, Asst Circle secretary, Tamil Nadu Circle was released by CPI leader Appadurai, Ex MP and first copy was received by Com. M.K.Ramaswamy, Circle President. Among others C.K.Raghunathan, S. Anandan, Circle secretary NFTCL and Sr. Leaders T.V. Paulose(Former CS Kerala Circle) R. Bhupathy( Karaikudi) and T. Raghunathan(Cuddalore) participated and graced the occasion. Comrades S.C.Bose, K.M.Elangovan, S.Rajendiran, A.Kantha, Pramela(Circle VP, Kerala Circle), K.Ashok raj(Circle Tresurer, Tamil Nadu circle) V. Dhramadass( RMS union Leader), P.Anbalagan(Circle Organizing secretary, Tamil Nadu), Parimalam(Circle VP, Tamil Nadu) also spoke at the function. At the function itself 300 books were sold out. The book costing Rs 100/- was put on sale for Rs 70/- only to mark the occasion of the death anniversary. The circle union thanks the comrades and leaders who contributed for the success of this fuction particularly the organizing committee. The Circle union express its sincere thanks to comrades N. Dhanapal(President), C.K.Raghunathan(Secreatry) and Vananjeyan(Trasurer) of the organizing committee for conducting this massive function in a grand and planned manner. Let us remember the sacrifices of Com. O.P.Gupta to advance the cause of working class in telecom.

05/01/2015:

3 Days dharna by FORUM:

As per the decisions of the FORUM 3 day dharna will be held in Chennai telephones in the following manner. 1. 06/01/2015- Flower Bazaar Telephone Exchange. 2. 07/01/2015- CGM office, Purasaiwakkam 3. 08/01/2015- Anna Road Exchange. Since the 2nd death anniversary of Com. O.P.Gupta is falling on 06/01/2015 we have informed the leadership of FORUM of our difficulty in attending the dharna on 06/01/2015. Because all our comrades will be gathering at Thiruvallur on that day to pay homage to Com. O.P.Gupta. However our members are requested to attend the dharna of 07/01/2015 & 08/01/2015 at respective venues.

31/12/2014:

IDA Increased by 2.2%:

With effect from 01/01/2015 the total IDA will be 100.3%, An increase of 2.2%. Orders are expected soon from the management.

31/12/2014:

Convention of Chennai Telephones FORUM on 29/01/2015:

The FORUM has decided to hold a convention of BSNL Employees and Executives to spread the message of Nation Wide strike from 17/03/2015. NFTE-BSNL will be represented in this convention by Com.G.Jayaraman, Secretary(CHQ) as Com . C.K.Mathivanan will preside over the convention in his capacity as chairman of FORUM in Chennai Telephones. All Branch secretaries are requested to mobilize our members in full strength. The convention will begin at 02.00 PM on 29/01/2015 in Raja Anna Malai Mandram near High Court Building.

31/12/2014:

2nd Death Anniversary of Com. O.P.Gupta on 06/01/2015:

As already notified through invitations and posters on 06/01/2015 at 11.00 Hrs the Bronze statue of our Great Leader O.P.Gupta will be unveiled by Com. C.K. Mathivanan in front of Thiruvallur Telephone Exchange. At the same time a book of 96 pages written by Com. L.Subbaroyan, Circle treasurer, Tamil Nadu Circle will be released by Com. M.Appadurai, former MP and Tamil Nadu state vice president of AITUC. The book will cost Rs 100/-, However on the occasion of 2nd death anniversary on 6/1/2015 only the book will be sold with 30% reduction in the price ie Rs 70/-. After the Lunch break a symposium will be organized on Com. Gupta’s achievements. The circle union has also organized a seminar on the same venue at 03.00 PM on the topic "Implementation of ERP” in Chennai Telephones. The management has been requested to grant a day's Sp-CL for this and hence all our members are advised to apply for a day's Sp-CL on 06/01/2015 and attend the function as well as the seminar at Thiruvallur.

24/12/2014:

TM postings and Transfers in CPT area:


Today both NFTE-BSNL and BSNLEU Circle unions met the Sr GM(HR&Admn) along with Add GM(HR&Admn) in CPT area. As the counseling for filling up the 44 vacancies of Telecom Mechanic cadre for CPT area is fixed on 22&23/12/2014 we requested the management to consider all the request transfers in that area which are waitlisted as on 15/12/2013. During the new postings in the PM cadre the management has agreed to our request accordingly 31 officials get their request transfers in the CPT area which covers North, South and West Zone. We thank the management for this.
The meeting to discuss the redeployment of employees due to ERP implementation was rescheduled to Thursday afternoon ie on 23/12/2014 since full data was not available for a detailed discussion. Both the unions have suggested for the postponement and the management has agreed to that.
The FORUM leaders will meet the CGM ON 22/12/2014 AT 03.00PM in the conference Hall of CGM office to discuss mainly to suggest ways and means to improve the quality of GSM services. All comrades are requested to immediately inform the circle union both the area and locations where the GSM signal is very poor so that we can pin point these things to the officers concerned at the meeting on 22/12/2014.

19/12/2014:

Invitation for the 2nd Death Anniversary of Comrade O.P.Gupta at Thiruvallur on 06/01/2014:

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12/12/2014:

GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING DECIDED TO OBSERVE 2ND DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF COM O.P.GUPTA ON 06/01/2015:

On 12/12/2014 the General Council meeting was held in Dinrose RSU Exchange and decided to observe Com. OPG’s 2nd death Anniversary.The following decisions were taken in this regard.  Readmore...,

02/12/2014:

NFTE&NFTCL CIRCLE UNIONS JOINTLY ObSERVING THE DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF Dr. B.R.AMBEDKAR on 06/12/2014:

Veteran Communist leader and freedom fighter who is also the President of ‘ Tamil Nadu oppressed peoples movement’ Com R. Nallakannu will be the chief guest at the special meeting organized jointly by the circle unions of NFTE & NFTCL to observe the death anniversary Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on 06/12/2014 at 04.00 PM in Adayar Telephone Exchange complex. On the same day morning about 09.45 AM the leaders of both the union will garland the statue of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar inside the Taylor’s Road staff quarters. All comrades are requested to attend both the functions without fail.

02/12/2014:

Nationwide demonstration on 05/12/2014 by Central trade unions:

In response to the call given by all Central trade unions a demonstration will be held near Chennai Collector Office(Opp to Beach Railway station) on 05/12/2014 evening 04.00 PM to protest against the anti people policies of Modi government. Our Circle union has decided to join this agitation hence all are requested to participate in the demonstration on 05/12/2014.

02/12/2014:

Meeting with Sr.GM(HR&Admn) on ERP implementation:

Both the recognized unions are called for a meeting with Sr. GM(HR&Admn) mainly to discuss about the ERP implementation and staff redeployment on 04/12/2014 at 11.00 HRS. NFTE-BSNL will be represented by comrades C.K.Mathivanan,K.M.Elangovan and G.Palaniappan.

02/12/2014:

Haddows Road Divisional Conference on 10/12/2014:

At Vanimahal RSU Exge the conference of Haddows Road Division will be held at 04.00 PM on 10/12/2014. Circle union leaders and District union office bearers will address the conference.

02/12/2014:

The General Council meeting on 12/12/2014:

At Dinrose RSU Exge complex at about 02.00 PM the General Council of the circle union for the month of December-2014 will meet. On that day our circle union Journal Sangamuzhkkam will be distributed to the branches.

02/12/2014:

Secretariat meeting on 01/12/2014:

The meeting of the Circle union secretariat was held at union office on 01/12/2014 from 05.00PM to 07.00PM under the presidentship of Com M.K.Ramaswamy,Circle President.14 comrades attended the meeting. It reviewed the 27/11/2014 one day strike participation in all the Exchanges and Administrative offices. It is noted that by and large the majority of Non-Executive Employees actually participated in the strike which while in few places like Kancheeepuram, Haddows Road Divisions the strike was not so successful.

25.11.2014:

JAC circular on 27/11/2014 strike:

The JAC,Chennai telephones issued circular regarding 27/11/2014 strike and incharges for various centres.  Click1...,  Click2...,

25.11.2014:

The Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of NFPTE was organized in Kalmandapam Exchange complex in which more than 450 comrades participated. Com C.K.Mathivanan,CS,elaborately spoke on the trade union history of NFPTE, NFTE and then NFTE-BSNL. Com. C.Elumalai,SSS and Tresurer, North Chennai District union who is retiring this month also felicitated during this celebration.  Click1...,  Click2...,  Click3...,  Click4...,  Click5...,  Click6...,

24.11.2014:

Welcome comrades!

Com.Basha,ACS,BSNLEU and 100 more comrades have recently deserted BSNLEU and joined NFTE-BSNL in the presence of Com. C.K.Mathivanan, Circle secretary, NFTE_BSNL. The circle union welcomes whole heartedly all the comrades to the mother union.  Click...,

22.11.2014:

NFPTE DIMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION AT COIMBATORE:

Com C.K.Mathivanan, National Executive Member, NFTE-BSNL will attend the Diamond jubilee celebration of NFPTE organized by the Coimbatore SSA,NFTE_BSNL on 28/11/2014.  Click...,

18.11.2014:

Thiruvallur District Executive Committee meeting:

Thiruvallur District Executive Committee meeting of NFTE union was held today in Thirunindravur. It discussed many issues including the proposed one day strike on 27-11-14.Circle union office bearers Nagan,Rajendran, Kandasamy and CircleSecretary C.K.Mathivanan took part in the meeting.  Click...,

15.11.2014:

Campaign meeting by JAC on 27/11/2014 strike:

In Chennai telephones, the JAC has decided to conduct 18 meetings from 17/11/2014 to 26/11/2014 excluding 23/11/2014 which falls on Sunday. The following is the list.  Click...,

15.11.2014:

NFPTE 61st Anniversary Celebrations of NFPTE at Kalmandapam Exge:

The celebrations of formation day of NFPTE will begin at 11.00 AM on 24/11/2014and all comrades are requested to attend the celebrations without fail.

15.11.2014:

Thiruvallur District Executive Meeting on 17/11/2014:

At Thiruninravur the meeting of the District Executive Committee of Thiruvallur will be held at 02.00PM on 17/11/2014. Comrade N. Dhanapal, District President will preside. Circle secretary and other office bearers will attend the meeting. The main agenda will be about organizing 27/11/2014 strike call given by JAC effectively in Thiruvallur District.

12.11.2014:

Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of NFPTE:

Article by Com.C.K.Mathivanan,  Readmore...,

31.10.2014:

Meeting with Sr. GM(HR&Admn) on 30/10/2014:

Our Comrades C.K.Mathivanan, S.C Bose, T.R.Rajasekaran, K.M.Elangovan and C.Ravi on behalf of the Circle Union met the Sr.GM(HR&Admn) and discussed 15 issues including certain request transfers. Sr. GM agreed to consider all our demands favorably without any delay. The Sr. GM(HR& Admn) assured us to fill up the 56 TM vacancies of Chenglepet area by 31/12/2014 through counseling. We thank the management for this.

31.10.2014:

FORUM has done it!

Due to the opposition and protest lodged by the FORUM to the CGM, Chennai telephones on 31/10/2014, the CGM, has agreed to stop the Reliance info company for the 4G services sharaing the tower installed at the CGM Office, Puraiwakkam. We thank the CGM and management for understanding the feeling of the unions/ Associations.

31.10.2014:

Kancheepuram District Executive Committee meeting on 05/11/2014:

The district Executive Committee meeting of Kancheepuram district will be held at union office in the GM (S) O ffice Complex, Guindy. Com. C.K.Mathivanan will participate and address the participants.

31.10.2014:

Home coming!

Former ACS of BSNLEU G.Y. Basha along with 50 comrades including many branch secretaries and important functionaries of BSNLEU joined NFTE-BSNL on 29/10/2014 in the presence of Com. C.K.Mathivanan, CS. We welcome all of them whole heartedly.

31.10.2014:

Felicitation to newly elected CHQ office bearers

At Flower bazaar telecom complex, Chennai telephones circle unit organized a grand function in which more than 500 comrades participated on 29/10/2014 to felicitate the new CHQ office bearers elected at Jabulpur conference. Senior leaders RK, Mali and Comrades C.K.Mathivanan, Sethu, L.Subbarayan felicitated the office bearers. Com M.Appadurai and TamilNadu State Vice president of AITUC handed over momentous and medals to the newly office bearers. CHQ Secretaries G.Jayaraman, S.S.Gopalakrishnan, T.R.Rajasekaran and permanent invitees P.Kamaraj and K.M. Elngovan were honored and expressed to resolve to strengthen the NFTE-BSNL further.

28.10.2014:

Change of Vennue for the General Council meeting on 08/11/2014:

Due to unavoidable reasons the proposed General Council meeting on 08/11/2014 will be held at 03.00PM in Kodambakkam Telephone Exchange Complex. All comrades are requested to note for the change of General Council meeting.

25.10.2014:

The General Council Meeting on 08/11/2014:

The next General Council meeting of our circle union will be held on 08/11/2014 at 02.00 PM in Din rose RSU compound. All General council members are requested to attend in time without fail.

21.10.2014:

Demonstration on 25/10/2014 by FORUM, Chennai Telephones:

It has been decided to organize a Lunch Hour demonstration on 25/10/2014 at Flower Bazaar in support of striking contract labours in NLC and to oppose the closure of Nokia factory at Sri Perumpudur. All comrades are requested to attend the demonstration so as to express our solidarity with the working people.

21.10.2014:

Circle Executive Elects:

The Circle executive met on 20/10/2014 elected unanimously Comrade B. Selvaraj(Pammal) as Asst Circle secretary and comrade B.Varadhan(KKN) as Circle vice president in the vacancies created by the resignation of comrades T.R. Rajasekaran and J.P.Murali respectively. We congratulate the newly elected office bearers.

21.10.2014:

Demonstration in support of striking NLC contrct labours:

The state secretary of Tamil Nadu NFTCL has announced a solidarity demonstration in support of the striking contarct labours of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation(NLC) at Chennai Collector Office near Beach Railway station on 25/10/2014 at 04.00 PM. The NFTE,Chennai telephones Circle union has decided to extend full support to the demonstration on 25/10/2014. Hence, All our comrades are requested to organize the Contract labours and regular employees to this demonstration called by NFTCL, Tamil Nadu state committee.

19.10.2014:

The Circle Executive committee meeting:

On 20/10/2014(Monday), 11.00 AM the Circle Executive Committee Meeting will be held in the Circle union office all the members are requested to attend in time.

15.10.2014:

Joyful Jabalpur:

The 4th All India conference of NFTE-BSNL was held at the Christian Higher secondary School in Jabalpur(Madyapradesh) from 10/10/2014 to 12/10/2014 and more than 2000 Delegates/Observers enthusiastically participated in it. Representing Chennai telephones 165 comrades attended the conference.  Read more,  All India Office bearers List,

07.10.2014:

Circle union incharge during the absence of Circle secretary from 08/10/2014 to 16/10/2014:

Com. S.Rajendiran, ACS will officiate as Circle secretary during the period from 08/10/2014 to 16/10/2014 when Circle secretary and other office bearers are in Jabalpur to attend the 4th AIC. Our comrades should contact Com. Rajendiran in caes of emergency.

07.10.2014:

Meeting to Discuss the redeployment of Staffs due to ERP implementation:

On 07/10/2014 a meeting by CGM, Chennai telephones was organized with NFTE and BSNLEU mainly to discuss about the redeployment of staffs due to implementation of ERP from 01/11/2014. The NFTE Circle union was represented by comrades C.K.Mathivanan and K.M.Elangovan.  Read more,

01.10.2014:

Thanks a Lot:

NFTE Circle union thanks all the comrades who have successfully implemented the two hours walkout strike yesterday as per the call given by the JAC. We are happy to announce that nearly 95% of Employees in Chennai telephones observed two hours walkout strike in each shift. 11.00 AM to 01.00PM, 03.00PM to 05.00PM and 09.00 PM to 11.00 PM our employees in all the shifts observed the two hours walk out strike successfully. We also thank all the office bearers and leaders of all Non- Executive unions for making this two hours strike a huge success in Chennai telephones. At Flower Bazaar telephone Exchange complex a meeting was organized by JAC from 11.00 AM to 01.00 PM on 30/09/2014 in which comrades C.K.Mathivanan, K. Govindarajan, S. Lingamurthy, Kanniappan and C.Ravi addressed the striking employees. Com. A. Anbu, District secretary,North Chennai, A.D.Bernard shaw, Divisional secretary, Flower Bazaaar, Ramamurthy and other shouted slogans demanding settlement of Bonus etc before the meeting.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

27.09.2014:

Grand farewell function at Chennai on 26/09/2014:

Com. M.K.Ramaswamy Circle president of our union is retiring on 30/09/2014. To felicitate him a grand farewell function was organized at Anna Road Exchange complex in which veteran Comminist Leader Nallakannu, Appadurai(Ex Mp), CGM, Sr. GM(HR&Admn) , Senior leaders R. K, Mali, Jayaraman( Secretary,CHQ), Subbarayan(ACS, NFTE, Tamil Nadu) and Sister union leaders K. Govindarajan, S.Lingamurthy and A. Vijayakumar greeted the circle president. Com. C.K.Mathivanan presided over the function.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,  Click11,  Click12,  Click13,  Click14,  Click15,  Click16,  Click17,  Click18,

25.09.2014:

Massive Lunch Hour Demonstration by JAC:

A massive Lunch demonstration was conducted in front of CGM office,Purasaiwakkam pressing the immediate settlement of 30 long pending demands.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

20.09.2014:

JAC Program:

Due to Certain unavoidable situation in Chennai Telephones, the JAC has decided observe the programs in a modified manner. 25/09/2014- Launch Hour demonstration in front of CGM office at Purasaiwakkam and on 30/09/2014- Two Hours walkout strike.

20.09.2014:

To make effective campaign meetings at 10 centres:

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15.09.2014:

ANDHRA PRADESH CIRCLE CONFERENCE:

On 19&20/09/2014 the Circle Conference of Andhra NFTE-BSNL will be held in Tirupathi. Comrades Chandeswar Singh,GS and C.K.Mathivanan,Dy GS will attend the conference.

12.09.2014:

Bengaluru District union office opening on 27/09/2014:

Comrades Chandeswar Singh and C.K.Mathivanan were invited for the inaugural function of Bengaluru District union office building by Com. Krishnamohan, District secretary Bengaluru NFTE-BSNL. In this connection a seminar is being organized there in which thousands of comrades are expected to attend.

11.09.2014:

General Council Meeting on 26/09/2014 :

The meeting of our General Council will be held on 26/09/2014;02.00PM at Anna Road Exchange Complex. All members are requested to attend without fail. Special Sangamuzhzkkam will be distributed on that day.

11.09.2014:

Karnataka Circle union 3rd Conference at Hassan:

For two days from 11/09/2014 the 3rd Circle conference of the Karnataka Circle is being held at Hassan.Comrades Chandeswar Singh,Islam Ahmad,C.K.Mathivanan, Mukthali,K.S.Kulkarni, S.S.Gopalakrishnan and Tamil Nadu Circle Secretary Pattabiraman are attending the Conference. Comrades Seshadri, Circle secretary Karnataka Circle and Krishnamohan District secretary, Bengaluru are participating and guiding the conference.

04.09.2014:

Letter on Bonus Issue:

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04.09.2014:

Com.C.K.M. will be out of Chennai from 03/09/2014 to 15/09/2014:

In this period Com. S.C. Bose senior most ACS will officiate as Circle secretary. Comrades are requested to contact him regarding union matters.

01.09.2014:

Circle secretaries meeting at New Delhi on 06/09/2014:

The Circle union authorized Com. J.P. Murali Sr. VP of the Circle union to attend the meeting and represent Chennai telephones Circle union.

01.09.2014:

The meeting with Sr GM(HR&Admn):

Today 01/09/2014) our Circle union met Sr. GM(HR&Admn) and discussed several important issues pertaining to service and Staff. Comrades C.K.Mathivanan, S.C.Bose, T.R.Rajasekaran and K.M. Elangovan represented the union. The management side was represented by Addl GM(HR&Admn), AGM(Admn), SDE(SR) apart from Sr GM(HR&Admn).

01.09.2014:

Farewell function to Com. M.K.Ramaswamy, Circle President on 26/09/2014:

A grand farewell function is being arranged on behalf of the Circle union at Anna Road Exchange complex on 26/09/2014 to felicitate Com. M.K.Ramaswamy our Circle President who is retiring on 30/09/2014. Comrades R. Nallakannu, M. Appadurai, Erode Mali, G. Jayaraman and C.K.Mathivanan will speak at the function.

27.08.2014:

Thiruvallur District Conference on 27/08/2014:

At Thiruninravur the first District Conference of the Thiruvallur District union was held under the Presidentship of Com. N.Dhanapal, District president. Nearly 400 comrsdes ig 353 delegates took part in the conference which was inaugurated by Com. K.Ashokraj, Circle treasure, Tamil Nadu and greeted by Sr. GM(HR&Admn), GM(West), DGM(AMB), Comrades M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan, S.C.Bose, S.Rajendiran, T.R.Rajasekaran and other leaders. The conference adopted unanimously the report on activities and audited accounts. In the end the conference elected comrades N.Dhanaopal, C.K.Ragunatahan and C.D.Purushothaman unanimously as District President, District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively. With this four District conferences as decided by the Executive have completed successfully. However STR_STP District conference is yet to be completed.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,

26.08.2014:

Letter from Circle union to the General Secretary regarding 4th All India conference at Jabalpur:

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26.08.2014:

The first District Conference of Kancheepuram on 26/08/2014:

Nearly 400 comrades attended the Kancheepuram District Conference which was presided over by Com. V.Ramakrishnan, District President. The conference was inaugurated by Com. G.Jayaraman, Secretary (CHQ) and was greeted by comrades M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan and GM(West), GM(South) and DGM(KCM). The conference elected unanimously comrades T. Panchatcharam, S.Ekambaram and P. Singaravelan as District President, District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively.

25.08.2014:

Circle Executive committee meeting on 02/09/2014:

The Circle Executive committee meeting held under the presidentship of Circle President M.K. Ramaswamy at the Flower Bazaar union office. The following shall be the agenda. 1.Fourth All India Conference. 2.Review of District Conferences. 3.Organizational matters.

21.08.2014:

The North Chennai District Conferences on 20/08/2014:

The first District Conferences of North Chennai was held on 20/08/2014 under the presidentship of Com. V.Ashokkumar, District President. The Conference was inaugurated by Com. C.K.Mathivanan and greeted by Com. S. Anandan, Circle secretary, NFTCL, Tamil Nadu state Committee and three Dy. GM’s of BSNL from North area. The conference adopted the report of the activities submitted by K.Anbu, District secretary with several amendments. The conference was attended by 280 delegates including 43 women comrades. The conference unanimously elected comrades K. Venkatesan, Sr. TOA(P), K.Anbu, TM and C. Elumalai, Sr. TOA(G) as president, Distict secretary and District treasurer respectively. Election of office bearers was unanimous. The circle union conveys its best wishes to the new team.  Click1,  Click2,

20.08.2014:

The South Chennai District Conference on 19/08/2014:

The first District conference of the South Chennai was held under the Chairmanship of Com. K.Sabapathi, District President and was inaugurated by Com. L.Subbarayan Asst Circle secretary of NFTE-BSNL, Tamil Nadu. The conference was attended by 270 delegates including 12 women comrades. The conference was greeted by Com. C.K.Mathivanan,GM(West) and others. The annual report was adopted unanimously. The office bearers were also elected unanimously. Comrades K. Sabapathi( Rtd Sr. TOA(P), m.Nagarajan, TM, and G. Kothandababu, TM were elected as District President, District Secretary, District treasurer respectively. The Circle union conveys its best wishes for the new team.

12.08.2014:

Massive demonstration by the FORUM:

A massive lunch hour demonstration was conducted by the "FORUM" at Flower Bazaar telephone Exchange complex under the Presidentship of Com. C.K.Mathivanan,CS(NFTE-BSNL) and more than 650 comrades were participated. Com. C.K.M. elaborately explained the “Deloittee” consultant recommendations and its effect on the Employees and organization. The other leaders who spoke in the demonstration from the Non-Executive Unions include Comrades K.Govindarajan, CS(BSNLEU), Lingamurthy,CS (FNTO) and from the Executives Associations Comrades Vaidyanathan, CS(AIBSNLEA)and Shanmugasundaram, CS(SNEA) participated.  clickhere...

11.08.2014:

FORUM CIRCULAR:

Circular by FORUM Chairman in tamil,

09.08.2014:

Congratulations!:

At the General Council meeting held on 09/08/2014, Com . D.S. Ramprabhu, Sr. TOA(G), Kancheepuram was elected as the Circle Organizing secretary. Comrades S. Gopal, M.Senthil, S.Anandadevan, Dilli Babu and Prabhakaran were elected as Divisional secretaries at the Divisional conferences held recently and respectively for Kancheepuram, Harbour, Kalmandapam, R.K.Nagar and K.K.Nagar Divisions. The Circle union comngratulate all of them.

09.08.2014:

Glimpses of the victory celebrations at Kancheepurm:

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06.08.2014:

JAC agitation on 07/08/2014:

All our comrades are requested to observe the agitation call of JAC on 07/08/2014 without fail. Accordingly all must wear badge while on duty for the whole day and participate in large number in the demonstration during lunch hour at flower Bazaar Telephone Exchange Complex. Necessary badges and printed circulars were already distributed to the branches by the JAC.

06.08.2014:

On FORUM activities:

Comrade K. Govindarajan, CS, BSNLEU contacted our Circle secretary regarding the agitational call given by the FORUM on 12/08/2014. As we all know the FORUM is an organization of all the Non-Executive unions and Executive Association. At the National level the General secretary of NFTE-BSNL is the Chairman and the GS of BSNLEU is the Convener. In all other circles the same pattern is adopted. But strangely in Chennai telephones different stand has been adopted by the BSNLEU which forced NFTE-BSNL to keep away from the activity of the said FORUM. However regarding JAC the BSNLEU adopted the same pattern as at the National level hence NFTE-BSNL agreed to participate by joining JAC. But , unless the mistakes committed in the formation of FORUM is corrected NFTE-BSNL will not join the said FORUMS. Our circle unions conveyed this to Circle secretary, BSNLEU today firmly. It is upto BSNLEU to restore unity with regard to FORUM activity.

06.08.2014:

Congratulations!:

We are happy to know that the Govt Telecom Employees Co-Operative Society at Chennai has been selected as the “ Best Managed” Co-Operative society by the Govt of India. We also understand that the said society has been chosen for the “ Indo- Nepal Friendship award” and Com. S.Veeraraghavan will receive the award in person at Katmandu, the capital of Nepal in a function on 02/08/2014. NFTE_BSNL congratulate President and his team for this achievement.

01.08.2014:

We condemn:

In very ugly condemnable comment in the website of Defense Ministry of Sri Lanka some Sinhalese Chauvinists with the help of Sri Lankan Govt describe the exchange of correspondence between the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha and Prime Mister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi on the frequent attacks of Sri Lankan Navy on Tamil Nadu Fisherman as” Love Letter” written by J.Jayalaitha to Mr. Narendra Modi. The Govt of India shold recall its Envoy from Colombo and order the Sri Lankan Ambassador in India to get out for this indecent and atrocious act by the Defense Ministry of Sri Lanka. Mere warning and reprimanding the Envoy of Sri Lanka in Delhi is not acceptable. The Sri Lankan Govt through its Defense Ministry dishonoured the posts of Prime Minister Of India and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Further the correspondence between Prime minister of the Country and Chief Minister of a state is an internal matter of India in which no foreign Country should be allowed to interrupt. Hence we demand strongest possible action on Sri Lankan Govt by the NDA Govt of India.

31.07.2014:

07/08/2014 Program of JAC:

The JAC meeting held on 30/07/2014 decided the following: 1.The Nationwide call of JAC for wearing badge and lunchhore demonstration on 07/08/2014 will be observed in Chennai telephones at Flower Bazaar complex at 01.30 PM on07/08/20014. 2.Com. C.K.Mathivanan CS, NFTE-BSNL and Com. K. Govindaraj CS, BSNLEU will be the Chairman and Convener respectively for JAC in Chennai telephones. 3.In the near future at Districts level also JAC will have to be formed as per the National JAC decision. All comrades are requested to note this and organize program of 07/08/2014 in a grand manner.

31.07.2014:

NFTCL SPREADS WINGS IN Maharastra:

On 03/08/2014 the District Committee of NFTCL will be formed at the convention for both Bheed and Jalgon Districts.As we all know already many District committee of NFTCL formed throughout the country including Aurangabad(Maharastra), South Cennai( Tamil Nadu), Cuddalore(Tamil Nadu). Pathanamthitta(Kerala) and Trichur etc.

31.07.2014:

A special meeting of Telecom Contract Labours on 21/08/2014 at Chennai:

A special meeting of Telecom contract labours under the banner of NFTCL will be held at 02.00 PM in Chennai on 21/08/2014. In this meeting National Co- Ordinator, Tamil Nadu, State Secretary of NFTECL will participate and address the Telecom contract labours about the demands and struggles for achieving them.

25.07.2014:

JAC in Chennai Telephones:

As per decision of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of all Non-Executive unions in BSNL at the National level it is decided to form JAC in Chennai telephones at the Circle level on 30/07/2014. A meeting of all Non- Executive unions is called on that day to declare the formation of JAC in Chennai telephones.

25.07.2014:

Glimpses of Com,C.K.M. recent organizational tour:

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24.07.2014:

Organizational tour:

Our Circle union office bearers M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan, K.M.Elangovan, V.Ravi along with Kancheepuram District secretary toured the Kancheepuram district area and met personally all the New members who have recently joined NFTE-BSNL and welcomed them in Kancheepuram, Singaperumal Koil, Maraimalai Nagar and Thiruporur Exchanges. The New members very attentively heard our views and assured for working to strengthen the union. The BSNLEU branches at both Singaperrumal Koil and Thiruporur Exchenages were totally dissolved and new branches of NFTE-BSNL opened at both the places. During the tour of Kancheepuram Telephone Exchange wherein more than 60 New members joined our union, the important comrades met in the presence of circle office bearers and decided to hold grand function on 08/08/2014 at New telephone Exchange complex, Kancheepuram to welcome and felicitate the new members. The meeting will be addressed by Sr. leader R.K., Comrades C.K.Mathivanan, G.Jayaraman and Krishnamohan of Bangalore. We extend thanks once again for all those comrades who worked for this achievement.

23.07.2014:

Nationwide demonstration by JAC on 07/08/2014:

The JAC has decided to observe a demands day throughout the Country on 07/08/2014 by wearing demands badges and holding lunch hour demonstration. We are in touch with Circle secretary of BSNLEU so that JAC is formed in Chennai telephones and demands day is observed in Chennai telephones very effectively. Hence all are requested to be prepare for the demands day. Further intimation will be given after the JAC meeting.

23.07.2014:

Deloitte committee Recommendations:

We strongly condemn the recommendations of the “Deloitte Consultancy” which was forwarded to all circle heads in BSNL for their comments and plan for implementation since their recommendations are mainly to reduce the staff strength particularly Non-Executive staff strength, merge and abolish SSA’s and reduce the expenditure on Employees. We are not against the sincere attempt to revive BSNL and improve its financial position. However in the name of restructuring we will not allow the management to take decisions which are against the interests of both BSNL and Service in BSNL. We hope the newly formed JAC will not waste any more time for organizing effective struggle immediately against the retrograde “Deloitte” recommendations. Our circle union in its meeting with the Sr.GM(HR&Admn) on 23/07/2014 will elicit the information regarding Chennai telephones in the recommendations and the views of the management on it. Our circle union will discuss this issue in the General council meeting to be held on 09/08/2014 to decide upon our reactions and response. All are requested to study the said recommendations and come prepared for thorough discussions on 09/08/2014. The General council meeting will be held at Dinrose RSU on 09/8/2014 at 02.00 PM sharply.  Read More in tamil...

17.07.2014:

Meeting with CGM on 16/07/2014:

A formal meeting with CGM, Chennai telephones was held on 16/07/2014, in which Sr. GM(HR&Admn), Addl GM(HR&Admn), AGM (Esst), SDE(SR) also participated. Our Circle union was represented by comrades M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan, S.C. Bose, T.R. Rajasekaran, K.M. Elangovan and C.Ravi. The following items were also discussed in the course of the meeting,  Read more...

16.07.2014:

Marching towards District Conferences:

The District unions will hold Executive meetings for the preparation of District Conferences. 1.19/07/2004… STR-STP District Executive Meeting. 2.23/07/2014… Kancheepuram District Executive Meeting. 3.28/07/2014.. North Chennai Executive Meeting. Already South Chennai District and Thiruvallur District unions have conducted their Executive meetings.

16.07.2014:

Secretariat Meetings Decides:

The meeting of the secretariat on 15/07/2014 decided to invite the following leaders as special guest for the District conferences as mentioned below. 1.North Chennai District Conference on 20/08/2014: Com.S.Anandan,CS,NFTCL,Tamil Nadu Circle . 2.South Chennai District Conference on 18/08/2014:Com.L.Subbarayan,ACS,Tamil Nadu Circle. 3.STR-STP District Conference on 25/08/2014:Com.AshokRaj,Circletreasurer,Tamil Nadu Circle 4.Thiruvallur District Conference on 27/08/2014:Com.S.Mahalingam,Working President NFTCL,Tamil Nadu Circle.5.Kancheepuram District Conference on 28/08/2014:Com.G.Jayaraman,Secretary,CHQ.

16.07.2014:

Committee formed to celebrate the retirement of Com. M.K.Ramaswamy Circle President:

The secretariat meeting of the circle union held on 15/07/2014 decided to form a committee to organize a grand farewell for our circle president who will be retiring on 30/09/2014. Com. M.K.Ramaswamy is a very senior leader of our union from the days of NFPTE. He worked as the Divisional secretaries and Assitant Circle secretaries for the line staff union. After the merger of E3 and E4 union to form NFTE-BSNL he was elected as the Circle treasurer and continued till November-2012. In the last conference he was elected as the Circle president of NFTE –BSNL. He led many struggles and agitation and faced numerous victimization and the last one being the two days FR-17A for his participation in the agitation during the last week of December-2013. He is a fighter and a complete loyalist for the cause of working class. Branch and Division unions are requested to plan for the big event in September-2014.
Committee:
President…. Com. T.Dhansingh, Secretary…… Com. S.C. Bose, Treasurer…… Com. K.M.Elangovan, Members: C.Ravi, T.R.Rajasekaran, S. Rajendran, M.Kabali, M.Nagarajan, C.K.Ragunathan, S.Ekambaram, K.Anbu and R. Anbalagan.

15.07.2014:

Welcome to New Members:

The Circle union very happily announce the arrival of more than 280 members to NFTE-BSNL on 15/07/2014. We gained the new membership mainly from BSNLEU, NFTBE,TEPU and FNTO. Leading comrades of BSNLEU including its North-West district secretary K. Venkatesan have joined NFTE-BSNL due to the undemocratic and castiest activities of BSNLEU. Similarly comrades D.S.Ramprabhu and Panchatcharam of NFTBE left that union to join NFTE-BSNL with more than 51 comrades. It is to be noted that comrade D.S. Ramprabhu is the present circle secretary and Com. Panchatcharam is the present circle president of NFTBE. With this NFTBE in Chennai telephones is almost finished. The Circle union congratulates all the Divisional secretaries and District secretaries for this massive New membership and thank them for achieving the target fixed for 2014. A detailed breakup figures vide District unions will be released in a few days time.

15.07.2014:

NFTCL District unit opened on 13/07/2014 at Aurangabad(MAHARASTRA):

Com. Danni has organized a well attended convention of Telecom Contract labours on Sunday(13/07/2014) at Aurangabad(MH) in which the District body of NFTCL was inaugurated. The comrades of Maharastra are moving forward to organize the state convention of NFTCL in Maharastra after the Assembly election. We congratulate and wish them every success.

08.07.2014:

New TTA postings and Request transfers of Existing TTA’s:

Today a meeting was held under the chairmanship of CGM, Chennai telephones for which both NFTE_BSNL and BSNLEU were invited. The main agenda for discussions in the said meeting was the postings and transfers in the TTA cadre. In the meeting NFTE-BSNL was represented by Com. C.K.Mathivanan, and Com. K.MElangovan, ACS. The management side was represented by Sr. GM(F) , Sr. GM(HR&Admn), Addl. GM (HR&Admn), AGM(HR&Admn), SDE(Rect) and SDE(Admn). BSNLEU was represented by Com. K. Govindarajan, CS and Com. Jayavelu, ACS. Within next few days 35 Direct recruited TTA’s will complete their training and get their first posting orders. Utilizing this opportunity both the unions demanded consideration of all type of transfer request with in Chennai telephones from Chenglepet area to Chennai telephones and to other circles. After detailed discussion the following was agreed to by all concern. 1. 21 out of 35 new TTA’s will be posted in rural areas and will be utilized to transfer all the 21 TTA’s( Both Directly recruited and Promoted) to Chennai area. 2. Orders will be issued for all the 9 approved Rule-8 transfers in the cadre of TTA’s. Further the remaining Rule-8 transfer applications of TTA’s pending with the Administration will be forwarded to respective circle immediately. We hope these decisions will benefit the existing employees in the cadre of TTA since their long wait for more than six years to get their transfer orders for their place of choice will be issued in a week’s time. NFTE-BSNL convey its sincere thanks to the CGM, Sr.GM(HR&Admn) and other officers for agreeing to the demands raised by our union for the sake of both Directly recruited and promoted TTA’s.

08.07.2014:

Secretariat meeting on 15/07/2014:

The meeting of the secretariat of the Circle union will be held on 15/07/2014 at 15.00 Hrs in the Flower Bazaar union office, the agenda for the meeting will be the successful conductance of all the five District union conferences in the Month of August-2014.

04.07.2014:

Formation of JAC in Chennai Telephones circle:

As per the decision of the National JAC meeting NFTE-BSNL circle union has begun talks with BSNLEU for forming JAC at circle/ District level in Chennai telephones. In this regard Com. C.K.Mathivanan had discussion with BSNLEU on 03/04/2014.

02.07.2014:

Management calls both unions for discussions on TTA posting and Transfer:

The CGM will chair a meeting on 08/07/2014 at 02.30 PM in the conference hall at CGM office for which both the recognized unions NFTE-BSNL and BSNLEU are called. The main subject of discussion is expected to be the TTA postings and transfers. NFTE-BSNL welcomes the move by the management to discuss and settle this important issue across the table with unions.

01.07.2014:

District Conferences:

As per the following schedule the District Conferences of all the five District unions will be held in the month of August-2014 well before the ensuing 5th All India conference in Jabalpur(MP Circle) during October-2014. The Circle conference will not be held before the AIC because it has not completed its two years tenure as yet. 1.STR-STP District….05/08/2004 2.Chennai South District..18/08/2014 3.Kancheepuram District…28/08/2014 4.Thiruvallur District…27/08/2014 5.Chennai North District…20/08/2014 All are requested to cooperate with the District unions for completing the conferences in time.

01.07.2014:

Future of Thousands of RM’s:

We understand that the management has not accepted the demand of the JAC for upgradation of RM cadre officials who are waiting for more than 14 long years even after passing and completing training for Telecom Mechanic cadre promotion. It is inhuman to keep these officials in waiting mode for such a longtime to get their due promotion. No where this type of delaying tactics is acceptable. Hence we request the CHQ to pursue the matter to its logical conclusion and if necessary launch series of struggles for achieving this demand. In Chennai telephones circle alone more than thousands of RM’s are waiting for a long time to get TM promotion. We afraid many may retire without getting promoted to TM cadre which will deny them higher pay fixation and pensionary benefits permanently.

01.07.2014:

World War-I (1914-2014) Centenary:

The World is observing the Centenary of the first World War which resulted in the death of nearly 3 crore people as History reveals. This World war was the result of greedy Nations of that time to capture colonies and improve their Economy and business. The Great Britain which boasted as an Empire where the “ Sun did not set” collapsed and lost its power and authority due to this war. Of course, Russian revolution succeeded and the first socialist republic was formed under the leadership of Com. Lenin in 1917 is one of the positive result of this World war. All the working people were against the war. It is only the imperialist and Capitalist rulers impose war on the world only to sell their weapons and get huge profits out of it.

01.07.2014:

Meeting with CGM :

On 16/07/2014 at 11.00 AM the circle union will have a meeting with CGM to discuss certain important issues including diversion of TM post to CPT SSA, long pending transfer cases of TTA’s in view of new batch completing training on 11/07/2014 and problems in BSNL MRS etc.

27.06.2014:

Sr.GM(HR&Admn) meeting with Circle union:

At 03.00 PM, Circle union leaders M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan, S.C. Bose, T.R. Rajasekaran and K.M.Elangovan had a one and half long meeting with Sr. GM(HR&Admn) along with Addl GM(HR& Admn) and SDE(SR). The following isssues were agreed upon for sympatheic considerations while on some of the issues orders were also issued. 1.Com. K.Kesavakumar, TTA (Officiating JTO) transfer to K.K.Nagar CSC(Orders issued). 2.Com. T.M.Munusaswamy, RM, Chenglepet transfer to Thiruvelangadu (Orders issued). 3. Request transfer of Com. Sheela phancy Sr. TOA(G) Kodambakkam and relieving of Com. Jayashree Sr. TOA(G) from central area. 4.Transfer case of E. Manoharan, Telegraph man to Kalmandabam. 5.Posting of a suitable JTO for Madhavaram TXM unit. 6.TTA Postings and consideration of request transfers. 7.Forwarding of Rule-8 transfers applications to other circles. 8.Rule -8 transfer case Com. A. Sagaya selvam, Junior Sports Asst. 9.Utilization of services of drivers who are not having any vehicle to drive for the last one year. 10.Transfer of Com. Subramaniyam, TM, Perungudi to Triplicane

25.06.2014:

Congratulations for the New team of Kerala Circle union:

On the 2nd day of Circle conference(25/06/2014) a new team of 21 office bearers were unanimously elected at the 5th circle conference at Trichur. Comrades P.K. Radhakrishnan(Trichur), Lathika Nair(Calicut), Abdulah(Malappuram) were elected as Circle president, Circle secretary and Circle treasurer respectively. Chennai telephones circle union wish them every success.

25.06.2014:

Grand 5th Circle Conference of Kerala Circle:

On 24/06/2014 at Trichur the Kerala Circle Conference began with flag hoisting by General Secretary Chandeswar Sing. More than 145 registered delegates and 50 odd visitors participated in the conference representing all the SSA’s in Kerala circle. The conference was presided over by circle president P.K. Radhakrishnan and formally inaugurated by Com. Prakashbabu, State Asst secretary of Communist party. A seminar on the topic of the challenges before public sector undertakings with particular reference to BSNL’’ was organized under the presidentship of Com. C.K. Mathivanan, Dy GS in which many speakers including Sri. Thambi, PGM, Trichur SSA delivered speeches. In the evening opensession was held under the presidentship of Com. S. Gopalakrishnan organizing secretary(CHQ) in which Com. K.P.Rajendiran( Former Revenue Minister , Kerala state) delivered the key note address. Many trade union leaders of Banks, Electricity board incvluding the Member of Parliament C.N. Jayadevan greeted the conference. Com. L.Subbarayan, Asst Circle secretary, TN circle, participated in the conference and addressed the subjects committee. The conference is continuing for the 2nd day on 25/06/2014.

19.06.2014:

Central Govt should not and must not favor Private telecom companies:

After the formation of the new NDA Govt at the centre we often hear few words like” TAX terrorism” from the Ministers. In this particular case several BJP Ministers terms the initiative taken by Shri Pranab Mukerjee to impose retrospective income TAX on Vodafone company when he was the Finance minister in the UPA Govt. Now the amount said to be in arrear is almost 20,000 Crore rupees.. The Vodafone Company has audacity to defy the then Central Govt through unnecessary litigation in the name of creating favorable investment. The new BJP Ministers are invariably helping Vodafone by abusing the UPA Govt TAX demand as “TAX terrorism”. This approach of BJP Ministers is against the interest of the Country and surely help Vodafone Company. It is also rumoured that the violation of 3G spectrum allotment by sharing the spectrum among them in Non-licencing areas case is also being diluted in a similar way by the new Govt. This will also help only Private telecom company such as Airtel, Idea, Reliance and Vodafone but will spoil the chances of BSNL recovery. The refusal of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is number two in Modi’s Govt to involve himself in these cases speaks volumes of wrong doings and favoritism.

19.06.2014:

Avail special casual leave on 23/06/2014:

All circle Executive committee members and special invitees are requested to apply and avail one day special CL to attend the Circle Executive Committee meeting on 23/06/2014.

16.06.2014:

Comarde C.K.Mathivanan assumes charge:

Com C.K.Mathivanan assumes charge as Circle secretary of Chennai telephones after gap of 15 days leave toady.

16.06.2014:

One day political orientation camp for BSNL Employees at Bhavani:

At Bhavani near Erode one day camp for BSNL employees of both Tamil Nadu and Chennai telephones was organized by Erode comrades on 14/06/2014. More than 150 employees participated in the camp. Com. C.K.Mathivanan, Dy. GS NFTE-BSNL presided the camp in which communist and central trade union leaders M. Appadurai, M.VEERapandian, K.R. THirunavukkarasu and senior union leader Mali spoke on various topics including relevant of Marxist philosophy and the role of trade unions in the removal of poverty and unemployment from the country. Comrades G. Jayaraman secretary(NFTE-BSNL), k.Ashokraj, Circle treasurer, L.Subbarayan, ACS of NFTE-BSNL Tamil Nadu explained the challenges before the telecom Industry and the responsibilities of Unions/ Associations in the present difficult scenario. We thank Erode comrades Lazr(District secretary), Yasin G.Kumar, Bangaru for organizing the one day camp very purposefully and in a organized manner. Comrades C.K.Ragunathan, V.Babu, Gulzar Ahamed and Shanmugam were felicitated at the camp for their election as directors in the Tamil Nadu Telecom Co-Operative society.

12.06.2014:

Condolence:

We deeply condole the untimely demise of Com.Rashida Begum wife of Com. Islam Ahmed our National President toady. Our Circle union convey its sincere condolence to Com. Islam Ahmed and his family members and share their grief.

11.06.2014:

5th Circle conference of Kerala circle:

On 24&25/06/2014 the 5th circle conference of Kerala circle union will be held at Trichur in which the General Secretary, Deputy general secretary and other leaders will participate.

11.06.2014:

Periodical meetings with the Administration:

Our request for periodical meeting with the management has now been accepted and orders have been issued accordingly. As per the following schedule meeting with the management will be held. 1. Addl GM(HR&Admn)-1st & 3rd Wednesday at 15.00 Hrs. 2. Sr. GM(HR& Admn)- 4th Wednesday at 15.00 Hrs.

11.06.2014:

Maran brothers may face the heat shortly:

In the case of misuse of 323 ISDN phone connection and causing a loss of 440 crores to the BSNL the CBI has summoned both Kalanidhi maran and Dayanidhimaran for investigation. Mr Dayanidhimaran’s name was there in the FIR already has an accused along with former CGM’s K.B. Bramadhathan and M.P. Veluchamy. The change of government at centre is having its impact on this long delayed case. We are proud that our circle union sustained struggle have resulted in this.

11.06.2014:

Circle executive committee meeting on 23/06/2014:

A full day meeting of the circle executive committee of our union will be held at flower bazaar union office at 10.00 AM sharply. All circle office bearers, District secretaries and permanent invitees are requested to attend the circle executive meeting without fail.

01.06.2014:

Welfare Board Nominations:

The Circle union nominated the following three comrades to the Circle welfare board on 31/05/2014. Our comrades should contact them and handover the issues to be discussed in the wefare board meeting which will meet with in few weeks. 1.Com. A.Namachivayam ( Telegraph Man, TTM RSU) 2.Com. Vairamani Sr .TOA(G), DGM(Admn) Office. 3. Com. Singaravelu, PM, Chenglepet Internal.

31.05.2014:

Grand Celebration at K.K.Nagar Telephone Exchange complex:

To celebrate the Mayday and the grand election victory in Telecom Co-Operative Society Election a meeting was organized by South Chennai district union on 30/05/2014. The meeting was presided over by Com. K. Sabapathi, the District president and addressed by comrades C.K.Mathivanan, S.Lingamurthy, D.S.Ramprabhu, S.Anandan, Senior leaders D.Ragunathan, Ashokraj (Circle treasurer, Tamil Nadu), M.K.Ramaswamy, P.N.Perumal and S.Veeraraghvan (President, Telecom Co-Operative Society, Tamil Nadu). In all ten directors including the Vice president C.K.Raghunathan and treasurer R. Thirusangu were felicitated at the meeting. Comrades M.Nagrajan (Dist Secretary), Varadhan(Divisional President),V.Babu(ADS) AND Prabhakaran (Divisional Secretary) with ateam of dedicated comrades made this function a grand success. At the beginning Com. T. Dhansing (ACS) unfurled the union fleg and comrades M.K.Ramaswamy (Circle president) opened a tablet to commemorate the grand function.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

31.05.2014:

New team of Telecom Co-Operative Society takes over on 06/06/2014:

Com. S. Veeraraghavan, the reelected Prsident of the TamilNadu Telecom Co- Operative Society announced at the K.K.Nagar felicitating meeting on 30/05/2014 that the new team of President, Vice President and treasurer will assume duty formally on 05/06/2014 at 11.00 AM. Hence all our office bearers and activists are requested to assemble at 10.30 AM itself infront of the Telecom Co- Operative society building to witness the garlanding of Dr. Ambedkar’s statue and greet the new team every success in their efforts to improving the functioning of the society and early implementation of the assurances given to the employees. Our Circle union wish the new team every success.

31.05.2014:

Com.C.K.Mathivanan is out HQ FROM 01/06/2014 TO 15/06/2014:

Due to compelling personal reasons Com. C.K.Mathivanan is availing 15 days leave and will be out of Chennai. During this period Comrade S.C. Bose the Senior most ACS will officiate as circle secretary and his mobile No: 9444663363 and 9445019511.All our comrades and office bearers are requested to contact only comrade S.C. Bose for circle level issues. The Sr. GM(HR&Admn) was already informed about this officiating arrangement.

31.05.2014:

Works committee meeting for Chennai telephones district:

The meeting of the works committee was held on 30/05/2014 under the chairmanship of CGM, Chennai telephones. On behalf of NFTE_BSNL comrades Gandhi Chandrasekar, Sundramurthy and Karunanidhi took part in the meeting and raised many important issues in connection with the improvement of quality of service.

22.05.2014:

Landslide victory_ Historic Achievement:

The alliance led by NFTE-BSNL in both Tamil Nadu and Chennai telephones circle have won all the 21 post of the Directors in the election held for the Tamil Nadu Telecom Employees Co-Operative society on 20/05/2014. The BSNLEU faced a humiliating and crushing defeat without winning even a single post of DIRECTORS. It is to be recalled that from 2009 to Dec-2013 BSNLEU was controlling the management of the society. Their money power and muscle power along with corrupt practices could not save them from this crushing defeat. The Employees out rightly rejected their false propaganda by handing over a big zero to them in this election. The surprise is BSNLEU could not even get its own votes because of the arrogance of both the Circle secretaries and unnecessary intervention of a political party. Comrades S. Veeraraghavan (Tamil Nadu Circle), C.K.Ragunathan (NFTE-BSNL, Chennai telephones) and R.. Thirusangu( FNTO, Chennai telephones) were unanimously elected as for the post of president, Vice president and treasurer respectively for the next five years tenure starting from 20/05/2014 to 19/05/2019. We thank all the leaders and office bearers of alliance unions and employees who have tirelessly for achieving the great success. A grand function is being organized to felicitate the new team of TamilNadu Telecom Co-Operative Society on 30/05/2014 at 04.00 Pm in K.K. Nagar telephone exchange complex.  Click...,

22.05.2014:

General council meeting:

On 23/05/2014 at 02.00PM the General council meeting will be held at Dinroze RSU complex. All the Branch/Divisional/ District secretaries and circle office bearers along with invitees are requested to attend the meeting without fail.

22.05.2014:

Homage:

We pay our respectful homage for the sad demise of a freedom fighter and veteran communist leader R. Umanath on 19/05/2014 at the age of 93. NFTE-BSNL condoles the death of a tireless fighter and a true communist.

17.05.2014:

Ugly face of BSNLEU IN TAMIL NADU:

After the Defeat of the BSNLEU candidates in the ‘Telecom Co-operative Society’ RGB election both in Chennai telephones and Tamil Nadu circle, we thought their leadership will regret for its false propaganda and accept the victory of the NFTE-BSNL gracefully. But their leaders once again started Horse trading among the RGB members for the Board of Director’s election. We have concrete information that the BSNLEU people approached our RGB members with money and other benefits to effect cross voting in the Board of Directors election. This is undemocratic and against the principles of democracy. Boasting themselves as Marxist and communist how can these comrades indulge in such corrupt practices of steeling the votes of rival union by corrupt methods. We condemn such undemocratic and corrupt activities of BSNLEU and warn them to desist from such activities immediately.

17.05.2014:

In Narendira modi victory corporate companies are very Happy:

The Indian People have given a strong mandate for NDA and its Prime ministerial candidate Narendira Modi on 16/05/2014 throughout the country except in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Odhisha for the first time. For the first time in 30 years a political party has obtained single majority in the Lok Sabha. This is a good thing after the bitter experience of unprincipled coalition governments at the centre for the last 3 decades. We wish Narendira Modi and his team every success ofcourse without indulging in communal and decisive activities. The RSS which is claiming to be cultural organization is exposed thoroughly that it is backbone of BJP and will function as remote control for the BJP which is not good for democracy and secularism. We hope Narendiramodi fulfill all his promises to the people since a clear mandate and no excuse of coalition compulsion. The congress party which perused anti-people and Neo liberal policy for the last 10 years is punished rightly by the people of India and we request that party too to rethink its policies and priorities for the benefit of poor people. The left parties also have been reduced to just ten from the earlier 62(2004) and 24(2009). The left parties also have to analyze why they are being marginalized and sidelined. In the end the Corporate companies have successfully implemented their agenda of bringing Narendiramodi as the PM of the country. This is also very dangerous for the future of our democracy.

12.05.2014:

First Citizen fails to vote:

It is very sad indeed that president of our Republic Pranab Mukherji did not cast his vote in the Parliament election held on 12/05/2014 and failed perform his democratic duty. It is said that Shri Pranab Mukherji did not vote to maintain Political neutrality. It is absurd and unwise to justify the failure to vote in a election in the name of Political neutrality. When Election commission and so many organizations are calling the General public to come and exercise their vote the President of India has failed to use even postal ballot is something unbelievable and unpardonable.

12.05.2014:

May day Celebration at K.K.Nagar telephone Exchange complex on 29/05/2014:

A grand May day celebration is being arranged by K.K. Nagar divisional union on 29/05/2014. All are requested to participate without fail.

08.05.2014:

Wrong ruling by TDSAT:

We are shocked to note recent wrong ruling by TDSAT( Telecom Dispute Settlement Apelate Tribunal) on the issue of sharing of 3G spectrum by some private telecom companies out of their licence areas.  Read more...

07.05.2014:

NFTCL celebrates MAY DAY AT ADAYAR TELEPHONE EXCHANGE ON 10/05/2014:

Com. S. Anandan CS of NFTCL in TN will host the union flag at 03.00 PM in Adayar Telephone exchange to mark the May Day celebration. NFTCL circle treasurer V. Babu and other office bearers of NFTCL will participate in the function. Com. C.K.Mathivanan and M. Nagarajan, District secretary, South Chennai NFTE-BSNL will be the special invities for the celebration.

07.05.2014:

5th Circle conference of kerala circle will be at Thrichur on 24&25/06/2014:

At a meeting on 06/05/2014 a reception committee has been formed to hold the 5th circle conference of Kerala circle union under the leadership of Com. K.P.Rajendiran former Revenue MINISTER OF Kerala. He will be the patron and Com. C.N. Jayadevan CPI candidate for Thiruchur Loksabha seat will be the Chirman. Com. Girija vallaban Nair, the district secretary of NFTE-BSNL will be the convener for the reception committee. Com. C.K.Mathivanan Dy GS, Sr. Leader T.V. Paulose and Circle president C.K. Radha Krishnan and many other comrades attended and guided the meeting. Leaders of AITUC, AIBEA, AIBOA, NFTCL and Kerala state Electicity workers union and many other sister organization leaders very actively participated in the meeting of the reception committee and assured all their help for a grand conference of NFTE-BSNL at Thiruchur. CHQ member Com. P.M. Micheal could not attend the meeting since he was undergoing JTO training at Trivandrum. Circle secretary P.V. Dharmadass could not attend due to his illness. Com. Jaffer(Plakkad) and Com. Sasikumar( Kottayam), Com. Manikandan and S.C. Mohankumar circle vice president among others who participated in the meeting.

07.05.2014:

Grand May day celebration:

Com. C.K.Mathivanan addressed a May Day meeting at Thirukoilur in Villupuram district jointly organized by AITUC and CITU. Large members of BSNL comrades attended this public meetic from Villupuram/ Cuddalore area. In Chennai telephones a grand meeting was organized on 03/05/2014 at Kellys telephone exchange complex in which more than 250 comrades participated. Com M. Appadurai former MP nad leader of CPI was the chief guest at the meeting. Com. G.Jayaraman, secretary CHQ , FNTO and NFTBE circle secretary along with Com. C.K. Mathivanan also addressed the gathering.

07/05/2014:

Com. Velayudam retired on 30/04/2014:

The Divisional secretary of Flower Bazaar external, Velayudam has retired after long innings in P&T, DOT and BSNL. The Circle union wish him very happy retired life. A farewell meeting is organized by our union for him at Flower bazaar exchange complec on 09/05/2014 evening. All are requested to attend the same.

28.04.2014:

NFTCL STATE UNIT FORMED IN KERALA ON 27/04/2014:

Com. C.K.Mathivanan inaugurated the state formation conference Kerala in Perumbavur near Ernakulam. Com. S.P. Mohankumar was unanimously elected as the Secretary of State committee of Kerala NFTCL. The formation conference was presided over by Com. P.K. Radhakrishnan Circle president of the NFTE-BSNL and was addressed by comrades P.V. Dharmadass (CS,NFTE-BSNL),P.M.Michel(CHQ,NFTE-BSNL) T.V.Paulose, S. Anandan( Tamil Nadu, State secretary of NFTCL) and L. Subbarayan (ACS, TN Circle NFTE-BSNL). Contract labours from Pathnamthitta and Trichur expressed their difficulties at the conference. AITUC district secretary cOM.Asraf and CPI leaders of Ernakulam district greeted the conference. Com. C.K.Mathivanan expressed hope that within few months time state unit of NFTCL will be formed in Karnataka, Maharastra and Bengal. The conference demanded equal pay for equal work to contract labour as per the Supreme court judgment and demanded skilled labour status for contract labour in telecom The Conference also resolved to ensure permanent job for contract labours on the principles of permanent job be done by permanent worker. The branch secretary of Perumbavur of NFTE-BSNL proposed vote of thanks. Com. M. Ramakrishnan Dist Secretary Coimbatore NFTE-BSNL along with Com. Kumaresan circle Organizing secretary of NFTCL graced the conference.

25.04.2014:

Meeting with Sr. GM(HR&Admn) on 25/04/2004:

On 25/04/2014 the circle union had a meeting with Sr. GM.(HR&Admn) and the circle union was represented by Comrades M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan, S.C.Bose, T.R.Rajasekaran and K.M. Elangovan took part in the discussion.

25.04.2014:

NFTE Alliance wins hands down in the Tamil Nadu Telecom Co-Operative society election:

All the results for 195 seats in the RGB were declared by the Election officer. Thus completing the process of the election which was conducted in several stages since March -2014. The NFTE-Allinace emerged victorious with a majority of 115 seats and BSNLEU alliance could secure only 85 seats despite money power, false propaganda against Com.C.K. Mathivanan the BSNLEU leadership miserably failed in its attempt to capture the Telecom Co-Opreative Society for a period of 5 more years. It is to be noted in 2009 Election BSNLEU emerged victorious only after indulging in horse trading and corrupt practices. But now they were flatly rejected by our employees.

25.04.2014:

Com. A.Kantha retires on 30/04/2014:

Our circle vice president A. Kantha will be retiring on 30/04/2014 after a long eventful service to the company and its employees. The Circle union and Anna Road divisional union are jointly holding a farewell function at Anna Road complex on the evening of 02/05/2014 all our comrades are required to participate in the function and felicitate her. The circle union wishes a very happy retired life to Com. A. Kantha.

25.04.2014:

May Day Celebrations:

Chennai Telephones circle union will celebrate May day at Kellys Exchange complex on 03/05/2014 at 03.00PM in which Com M.Appadurai the state vice president of AITUC and Com. G.Jayaraman,Secretary(CHQ) will be the chief guest for this year May day celebration of Chennai telephones. All are requested to attend the celebrations without fail to mark our respectful homage for the May day martyrs Spice, Engel, Parsan and Fisher. On 01/05/2014 all branches are requested to hoist the union flag in the morning and spread the message of May day among our employees.

21.04.2014:

An Appeal: Exercise vote; Perform democratic duty:

On 24/04/2014, the whole of Tamil Nadu state and the union territory of Puducherry will vote to elect 40 members of parliament to the 16th Lok sabha. Needless to point out that people should use this golden opportunity to punish the corrupt UPA Govt led by Congress party and the Communal BJP which helped the congress in every possible way to pass as many bills in the last parliament with the sole intension of helping the rich and powerful.  Read more...

18.04.2014:

Com C.K.Mathivanan participate in a debate on 16th Parliamentary Election:

Doordarshan News Channel will telecast a one hour program at 04.00 PM on 19/04/2014(Saturday)on the 16th Loksabha Elections in English language in which many political leaders will participate and debate Com. C.K.Mathivanan representing Communist Party Of India(CPI) will participate in this debate and speak about the chances of forming the next Govt at Centre by Non-Congress and Non-BJP political formation. This Nationwide telecast will also be replayed on the same day at 11.00 PM. Our Employees are requested to watch the debate without fail.

13.04.2014:

RGB THANKS GIVING MEETING AT FLOWER BAZAAR:

View glimses of the meeting,  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6,  Click7,  Click8,  Click9,  Click10,

09.04.2014:

NFTE MARCHING AHEAD in Telecom Co- Operative society Election:

Having registered success in Chennai Telephones NFTE is marching ahead of BSNLEU in Tamil Nadu circle also. As on date out of 119 results were declared both in Chennai telephones and Tamilnadu circle the alliance led by NFTE has won 71 seats so far. BSNLEU led alliance could secure victory in 46 seats,  Read more...

04.04.2014:

Big Thanks:

Our Circle union thanks everyone who worked for the victory of NFTE-BSNL in the recently held election for the Telecom Co-Operative society. A meeting has been arranged for thanks giving on 12/04/2014 in Flower Bazaar complex at about 03.00PM. All leader of the Save Telecom Society front will participate and address the meeting. All are requested to attend the meeting without fail.

04.04.2014:

NFTE-FNTO Alliance wins in Chennai Telephones despite false propaganda by BSNLEU:

Out of 68 seats for the RGB membership in Chennai telephones” The save Telecom Society front” which consisted NFTE_BSNL, FNTO, NFTBE, PEWA, AIBSNLOA and BSNLEAU has won 37 Seats and in a position to win all the 8 director post for Telecom Co-Operative Society from Chennai Telephones despite false propaganda and money distribution the alliance of BSNLEU, TEPU and SEWA-BSNL could secure only 29 Seats.

02.04.2014:

TEPU’s OPPURTUNISTIC ALLIANCE:

To protest the opportunistic alliance of TEPU with BSNLEU in the Telecom –Co operative society election the following four comrades of TEPU union left that union and joined NFTE-BSNL in the presence of C.K.Mathivanan at Koyambedu election meeting on 29/03/2014. We welcome comrades Swaminathan, Prasad, Sasidaran and Kumar under the leadership of Com. Maran former Circle secretary of TEPU. Fourteen rebel candidates are contesting the election protesting against the opportunistic alliance with BSNLEU. Several BSNLEU rebel candidates including the district secretary K. Venkatesan(NW) are also contesting as rebel candidate due to the factionalism and favoritism of BSNLEU candidates. Thus the alliance of TEPU and BSNLEU is facing lot of inner contradiction and could not move forward as a united team. Whereas the alliance of Telecom Co-operative society protection front led by NFTE-BSNL is completely united and moving forward with a single mission of save guarding the society from the evil forces of BSNLEU/ TEPU.

31.03.2014:

As Coimbatore district union of NFTE- BSNL already given mouthful reply to Chellappa’s falsehood through its official website we do not consider to reply separately to the Tamil nadu BSNLEU Circle Secretary.

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28.03.2014:

Beware of Chellappa:

Com. Chellappa who is the Circle secretary of Tamil Nadu BSNLEU and now he is seems to be looking after the Chennai telephones Circle union also. He is addressing number of meetings in Chennai by sidelining Com. Govindarajan, the Chennai telephones Circle secretary only to campaign for the corrupt alliance led by BSNLEU in the Telecom Co-operative society election.

27.03.2014:

New Organization for Contract Labours in Telecom Sector:

National Federation of Telecom Contract Labour (NFTCL), a new organization has been launched as per the guidance of the Central leadership of AITUC. This organization is unique as it is the only organization which covers all the contract labours in Telecom sector both private and public.  Read more...

24.03.2014:

Felicitation for newly elected state office bearers of NFTCL:

A grand function was organized at the GM(Office) complex at Cuddalore on 24/02/2014 in which several trade union leaders participated and greeted the new team of Contract labour union. More than 250 comrades including 25 women comrades attended the function. Senior leader Raghu unveiled the portrait of late Com. Parvathi Krishnan and paid homage to her. Comrades M.Appaduari Ex MP and one of the Vice presidents of Tamilnadu AITUC, M.Sekar District secretary AITUC and prominent a leader of Neyveli lignite corporation contarct labour union, Erode Mali, C.K.Mathivanan, G.Jayaraman, L.Subbarayan, Parimalam, Ashok Raj and Anbalagan addressed the gathering. A Journal of the NFTCL was also released. All the state level office bearers of the NFTCL were felicitated. In the meeting more than 15 contract labours who left other unions joined NFTCL in the presence of Com. S. Anandan, the state secretary. The meeting was presided over by Com. P.Sundaramurthy, former District Secretary NFTE-BSNL.

24.03.2014:

Condolence:

We condole the untimely demise of the beloved daughter of Com. Islam Ahmed our National President at Allahabad toady. Our Circle union convey its sincere condolence to Com. Islam Ahmed and his family members and share their grief.

21.03.2014:

All India Conference of FNTO AT CHENNAI:

The All India Conference of FNTO is being held from today. Our Circle union greets the Conference every success and extend a warm welcome to all the leaders and delegates from all over the country to the great city of Chennai. The GS and the DyGS are expected to address the open session on the evening of 21/03/2014.

21.03.2014:

Felicitation to newly elected state office bearers of NFTCL:

There will be felicitation function for the newly elected state office bearers of NFTECL at Cuddalore on 24/03/2014 evening. All are requested to mobilize the contract labours for this function in which Com. Mali of Erode who is the working president of state body will introduce the flag of NFTCL and the flag hoisting will be done by Com. M. Appadurai Ex MP and state vice president of AITUC. Com C.K.Mathivanan Dy GS and Com. G.Jayaraman, Secretary(CHQ) will address.

20.03.2014:

Hectic campaign for for the RGB Election in K.K.NAGAR EXCHANGE:

View Glimpses,  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,

20.03.2014:

Hectic campaign for Telecom society election:

The Save Telecom Society front lead by NFTE has already organized ten public meetings in support of our candidates at Mambalam Exchange, Hadows Road Exchnage, Kalmandapam Exchnage, Chenglepet Exchnage, Anna Nagar Exchange, Ambattur Exchange, R.K.Nagar Exchange, DGM(Admn) Office, and K.K.Nagar Exchnage. The Election will be held on 03/04/2014 and the result will be announced on the same day.

20.03.2014:

General Council meeting on 22/03/2014:

The General Council meeting of our circle union will be held on 22/03/2014 at Dinroze telephone Exchange compound at about 03.00PM. On that day circle union journal ‘Sanghamuzhakkam’ will be distributed. All Branch secretaries, Divisional secretaries, District secretaries, circle office bearers and special invitees are requested to attend the meeting in time.

20.03.2014:

Our Vote-Our Weapon:

The Election for 16th Lokshaba was already notified and will be completed in the month of May-2014. The UPA Govt is hard pressed after its ten long years tenure at the centre to retain the power for further five years.  Read more...

13.03.2014:

First Campaign meeting at Mambalam telephone Exge on 12/03/2014:

The ‘Save Telecom Society Front’ has organized its first campaign meeting for the ensuing RGB member Election at Mamblam telephone exchange which was attended by more than 200 comrades. All the six candidates who are contesting the election from South-East Chennai constituency were introduced. The meeting was presided by the Chairman of the front S. Lingamurthy and was addressed by all the leaders of the front. Com . C.K.Mathivanan, who is the Convener of the front, in a long speech explained the achievements of the NFTE, FNTO with regard to Telecom Society and exposed the utterly false propaganda by BSNLEU. Comrades P.Udhayasurian(AIBSNLOA), K.Arumugam(PEWA) and D.S.Ramprabhu(NFTBE) and Com A.Ameed(BSNLEAU) also explained the need for the success of all the 68 candidates of the front to safeguard the Telecom Co-Operative society from BSNLEU and its political mentor.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6...,

07.03.2014:

Betrayal of BSNLEU and our Efforts to Remove the Betrayal:

Several years ago 14 TTA’s who were recruited in Chennai telephones were given postings after the training in Chenagalpattu area which is a separate SSA under CGM, Chennai telephones.  Read more...

06.03.2014:

RGB ELECTION-notice in tamil:

Notice in tamil for the RGB Election by the 'Save Telecom society front',  Click...

04.03.2014:

Meeting with CGM:

On 06/03/2014 a formal meeting with CGM will be held on 06/03/2014 to discuss important issues particularly victimization of comrades.

01.03.2014:

First Circle Council Meeting:

The first meeting of the circle council was held on 03/03/2014 for full day for the first time under the chairmanship of CGM, Chennai telephones. Management was represented by 2 PGMs, 2 Sr GMs, 3 GMs, 1 Addl GM besides AGM(Admn) and SDE(SR). NFTE_BSNL was represented by Comrades C.K.Mathivanan leader staff side, M.K.Ramaswamy, T.R. Rajasekaran and C.Ravi.  Read more...

01.03.2014:

Powerful demonstration opposite Anna Road head post office:

The circle unions of NFTE, FNTO. AIBSNLOA, PEWA, NFTBE and ANNA Union have jointly organized a protest demonstration on 01/03/2014 in which more than 100 comrades participated enthusiastically. Sr. Com. V.K.Gopalan shouted slogans against the proposed merger of BSNL and MTNL. Com S. Lingamurthy of FNTO presided over the protest meeting in which comrades T.Udhayasurian(AIBSNLOA), K.Arumugam(PEWA), A.Ameed(ANNA) and C.K.Mathivanan(NFTE) addressed the gathering.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,  Click5,  Click6...,

01.03.2014:

One Company;one pension;one provident fund;Equal Pay & Allowance:

While we oppose the unilateral merger of BSNL and MTNL without consulting the unions and addressing the staff related issues we feel there is no need for two telecom companies that too in Public sector in our country. Hence we share some our ideas on the question of merger which may be discussed with Govt of India whenever discussion on the subject is held.  Read more...

28.02.2014:

Lunch hour demonstration on 01/03/2014 at Anna Road Head post office:

As per the SMS received from GS at 09.00 PM on 27/02/2014 the FORUM has taken a decision to hold lunch hour demonstration throughout the Country to oppose the merger of BSNL and MTNL without sorting out the issue pertaining to the service condition of Employees. Since the Circle union could not organize the demo with in short period it was decided to hold the demonstration on 01/03/2014 for the same purpose. Since NFTE-BSNL is not part of the FORUM in Chennai Telephones due to the undemocratic attitude of BSNLEU. We organize the demonstration of the FORUM separately along with FNTO, NFTBE, PEWA, ANNA Union and AIBSNLOA.

28.02.2014:

NFTE-BSNL wishes a very happy retired life:

On 28/02/2014 number of Officers and Employees are retiring from service. The circle union extends a very warm greetings to all of them for a happy retired life. Com. C.K. Mathivanan personally greeted Sri Raman AGM(ADMN) at his chamber in the morning along with comrades C. Ravi, K.M. Elangovan, Chandrasekar, Venkatesh, Venkatesan and many more comrades on his retirement.  Click.., In the evening he will greet Com. Daniel , TM, Asthinapuram in a farewell meeting organized at his office.

25.02.2014:

Victory atlast:

Circle Secretary’s two days fast during December-2013 for better medical facility and empanelment of reputed hospitals atlast met with success. When our CHQ leaders met the Director(HRD) on 24/02/2014 they emphasized the demand of our circle union. The Director(HRD) has agreed and assured us to issue necessary instructions to CGM, Chennai Telephones to maintain parity in medical facilities for BSNL staff working in Chennai with the other circles. Henceforth all the Hospitals recognized by CGM, Tamil Nadu circle for Chennai will be available for Chennai Telephones staff also. Thus the discrimination will soon end. We thank the CHQ for its help.

25.02.2014:

CHQ Leaders met Director HRD:

On 24/02/2014 the President and GS met Director (HRD) and discussed the issue of victimization in Chennai telephones in detail. The Director(HRD) has agreed to intervene and set right the attitude of the management in Chennai telephones which is blatantly misusing its authority to victimize the members of NFTE-BSNL even for genuine trade union activities. Our leaders pointed out the specific case of victimization which includes the following. 1. Case of Smt A. Kantha Sr.OA(G) circle vice president who was awarded Dies-Non, FR17A for two days when she was on sanctioned leave. Due to FR17A the pension papers of Smt A.Kantha are not processed although she is due for retirement in April-2014. 2. Case of Shri V.Ramakrishnan, JAO and Kancheepuram District union President, who was awarded the Dies-Non and FR17A for two days despite the fact he was on sanctioned leave on those dates. His Phase-II training for JAO was also abruptly cancelled although there is no provision for such thing during the FR-17A punishment. We hope the corporate office surely intervene to protect the industrial peace and good relationship with our union.

24.02.2014:

Indian People are poor; But political parties are rich:

As per the information provided by the Govt Of India 70% of Indian people are living in poor condition with a meagre income of Rs 20/- even after 65 years of independence. But political parties have a net income of Rs 4899/- crores in India. Party wise income. 1.Indian National Congress -Rs 2365/- crores 2.Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) -Rs 1304/- crores 3. CPI(M) -Rs 521/- crores 4.Bahujan Samaj party(BSP) -Rs 498/- crores 5.Nationalist Congress Party(NCP) -Rs 207/- crores The poor Communist party of India(CPI) is having the income of Rs 10 Crores only.

24.02.2014:

At Chennai the first conference of the National Federation of Telecom Contract Labours(NFTECL) of Tamil Nadu state committee was held at Com. A.M. Gopu hall in the state HQ of AITUC. More than 250 delegates from all over Tamil Nadu and Chennai gathered at the conference in which nearly 50 Women contract labours were also participated.  Read more...

22.02.2014:

Massive gathering at Flower Bazaar to mark Campaign inauguration on 21/02/2014:

The 'Save Telecom Society Front' has organized a grand meeting at Flower Bazaar Telecom complex to introduce 74 candidates who are going to contest the RGB election from Chennai telephones. More than 500 comrades gathered and heard the speeches of the very attentively. The president of the telecom Co-Operative society S. Veeraraghavan presided over the meeting. In his hour long speech he explained the achievements and welfare activities of the society during the last five years. Com. T.V. BeemRao, Vice president of the Telecom society made a welcome speech. Comrades S. Lingamurthy(FNTO), P.Udhayasurian(AIBSNLOA), A.Ameed( Anna Union) D.S. Ramprabhu(NFTEBE) and C.K.Mathivanan spoke at the meeting and appealed to the employees to reelect Com. S. Veeraraghavan as the President of the Telecom Co-Operative society to continue his unbiased and Employees welfare measures for the next 5 years also. They rejected the false propaganda unleashed by the opposition front. Com. C. Elumalai, Director of the Telecom society proposed the vote of thanks.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4..,

20.02.2014:

Com Parvathi Krishnan is no more:

We got the sad news about the death of veteran Communist leader Parvathi Krishnan at Coimbatore today morning at 06.40.AM. She was three times Member of Parliament elected from Coimbatore constituency which has predominantly working class population. She was National Vice President of AITUC for several decades and married to late Krishnan who was also veteran Communist leader from Kerala. Although she was 95 years old she was keen to know the trade union activities and political activities of our Country. We pay our respectful homage to the departed leader on behalf of NFTE-BSNL.

19.02.2014:

The first Circle Council Meeting will be held on 03/03/2014:

As per the information received from SDE(SR) it is learnt that the first meeting of the reconstituted Circle Council of Chennai Telephones will meet under the chairmanship of CGM on 03/03/2014 at about 10.00 AM. All Circle Council members are requested to note this and attend the meeting without fail. Our Circle Union consistent efforts to convene the Council meeting was agreed by the management and we are thankful for this.

19.02.2014:

General Council Meeting of the Circle union:

On 18/02/2014 the General Council meeting was held under the Presidentship of Com. M.K.Ramaswamy. More than 200 comrades participated in this meeting. At the outset Com M.Appadurai Ex MP and state vice president of AITUC spoke about Com. Singaravelar on his 155th Birth Anniversary. Com. C.K.Mathivanan explained the agenda point and invited all comrades for the meeting of the union at Flower Bazaar on 21/02/2014 to introduce the 74 candidates of ‘Save Telecom Society Front’ for the upcoming RGB election. The Journal of the union Sangamuzhakkam was also distributed.  Click1,  Click2,  Click3...,

18.02.2014:

Remembering the great patriot and Communist:

On 18/02/2014 the working people our country fondly remember Com. Singaravelar on his 155th Birth Anniversary. State Ministers, Political leaders including CPI leaders R. Nallakkannu and CPM leader Ramakrishnan garlanded the statue of Com. Singaravelar at Chennai Collectorate on his 155th Birthday. Com C.K.Mathivanan on behalf of NFTE_BSNL paid floral tributes to the veteran trade union leader who celebrated the Mayday in India for the first time in 1923.

18.02.2014:

Circle union greets newly wedded couple:

On 17/02/2014 the marriage reception of son of S. Kothandapani, Circle vice president TOOK PLACE IN Chennai in which large numbers of our staffs and union activists including Com. C.K.Mathivanan, Circle Secretary participated and greeted the newly wedded couple.  Click...

16.02.2014:

Resigned only to regain?:

We felt very sad on the resignation of Delhi ChiefMinister ArwindKejriwal on 14/02/2014 as his dream of bringing a Janlokpal bill to fight corruption in the Govt was stopped by the unity of Congress and BJP. We applaud Mr. Kejriwal for sacrificing his Chief Minister post for noble cause amidst people sacrificing everything for the sake of power and position. Undoubtedly Mr.Kejiriwal and his party in future to play a crucial role in Indian politics. We wish him every success in his fight for rooting out corruption both in politics and public life.

16.02.2014:

Selection process over:

The 3 day interview for RGB aspirants from NFTE_BSNL was over on 14/02/2014. Now the selection committee will meet at 11.00 AM on 21/02/2014 in the union office to select 41 candidates of NFTE_BSNL who will be contesting the election for RGB membership. Com K.Arumugam of PEWA union and COm A.Ameed of Anna union met Com C.K.Mathivanan on 14/02/2014 and discussed about the alliance for telecom society election.

14.02.2014:

Well done Mr.Kejriwal:

We congratulate the young Chief Minister of Delhi for his boldness to order filing of FIR on Mukesh Ambani, Veerappamoily and others for looting the Country and gaining lakhs of cores of rupees through increased prices for Natural gas. We all know that Com. Gurudass das Gupta, MP and GS of AITUC vehemently exposed...  Read more...

14.02.2014:

Meeting with Sr.GM(North):

On 13/02/2014 on behalf of our circle union comrades M.K. Ramaswamy C.K.Mathivanan, T.R.Rajasekaran, K.M.Elangovan, C.K.Ragunatahan and K.Anbu met the new GM for the North area Mr. Ramesh as a courtesy and discussed few issues pertaining to the North area.

14.02.2014:

Introduction of candidates for the RGB members Election:

The Save telecom society front will introduce all the 68 candidates who will contest in the 10 constituency throughout Chennai telephones for the election to representative General Body members of the Tamil Nadu Telecom Society for which the election will be held on 04th Week of March-2014 at a grand function on 21/02/2014(Friday-01.00PM) in Flower Bazaar telephone exchange complex. All the leaders of the our alliance will kick start the election campaign at this meeting itself. All are requested to attend the meeting in time.

14.02.2014:

Divisional Conference on 12/02/2014:

The Chrompet Division conference under Kancheepuram District union was held at Chrompet telephone exchange under the presidentship of Com. Kamalakkannan, Divisional president. Comrades M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan, V. Ramakrishhnan, S.Ekambaram, V.Ravi and C.K.Ragunathan participated and addressed the conference. The conference unanimously elected the office bearers. The circle union congratulated Com. T.Sathya who is reelected as Divisional secretary and all his team members.

11.02.2014:

Citation to Com. C.K.Mathivanan:

A citation was presented to Com C.K. Mathivanan during the organizational tour and convention held at Aurangabad SSA, Maharastra circle.  Click 1,  Click 2,

11.02.2014:

Land of Shivaji offer good news for NFTE-BSNL:

Com C.K.Mathivanan DYGS was on organizational tour for two days in Maharastra Circle and could meet several comrades in two separate functions held at Aurangabad(09/02/2014) and Pune(10/02/2014). The encouraging news gathered was on an average 1000 members are joining every six month in to NFTE_BSNL in Maharastra circle.  Read more...

11.02.2014:

New mobile Number of Com. C.K.MATHIVANAN:

Due to some technical problem his old mobile Number is not working for the last few days and the fault may be rectified in a week’s time. Hence all are requested to contact him on his New mobile number :9445335577.

08.02.2014:

Retirement age to be increased to 65?:

A parliamentary committee is recommended recently to the Govt to increase the age of retirement to 65 from the existing 60 in view of all round improvement in the health of the people and the ever increasing life span of Indians. Now the Government has to decide on this recommendation keeping in mind the unemployment situation among the youth in our country and utilizing the experience of the Govt employees for a additional period of five years. As a trade union we strongly oppose this proposal for enhancement of retirement age. Further we demand lifting of ban on recruitment for Group C&D category staffs in Govt sector that is continuing for the last 30 years despite the rigid changes at Centre. We also demand regularization of all Casual/ Contract labours employed in Govt sectors be regularized.

08.02.2014:

Huge outstanding amount:

Nearly Rs 3212 Crores is outstanding for BSNL from its customer as of 31/12/2013 as per the information given to parliament. Out of this Rs 1110 Crores from Mobile service and Rs 2101 Crores from land line services. In Chennai telephones the amount is Rs 33 Crores. We want the management to take note of this huge amount of dues and initiate immediate action to collect these dues so that the financial position of BSNL improves.

07.02.2014:

MTNL and BSNL Merger?:

We expect the merger of BSNL and MTNL sooner or later since only one PSU should be handling Telecom services in the country. It is our considered opinion that the merger should be effected without causing any loss to the employees of both companies while making all out efforts to remove all discrimination between them. As it was decided already to grant Govt pension to MTNL employees also as in the case of BSNL employees the major discrimination is over. However unions should be vigilant about impending disinvestment/Privatization efforts of the govt. The merger of both the companies will certainly reduce expenditure and improve the quality of service.

07.02.2014:

STR Union office opened on 06/12/2014:

At Guindy CGM office of STR the union office allotted to NFTE-BSNL was formally inaugurated on 06/12/2014 in connection with the function a meeting was organized by district union in which Senior leaders R.K, and Comrades S.C.Bose, District secretaries S.Ekambaram and K.Anbu and other STR/STP comrades took part. The circle union extend its greetings for the members of STR/STP District union on this occasion.

06.02.2014:

Union office opening in Pune:

Pune District has arranged the opening of its union office on 10/02/2014. Comrade C.K.Mathivanan, DYGS will inaugurate the new union office.

06.02.2014:

Growing numbers of Contract labourers:

A recent study revealed that in all sectors the number of workers employed on contract basis over the years is steadily growing. The management resort to large number of contract labours only to increase profit and deny equal wage and facilities as of regular employees to this poor and exploited contract labours. In telecom nearly 60% of the work force is contract labours. It is high time NFTE_BSNL take initiative to organize the contract labours Nationwide since it was only NFTE which regularized 1.3 Lakh casual labours in September-2000 prior to corporatization despite ban on recruitment. Our Chennai circle union in a modest way decided to organize the contract labours in Telecom and given the responsibility to Comrade V.Babu of K.K.Nagar who is also the Assistant District Secretary of South Chennai District union.

05.02.2014:

Kellys meeting on 04/02/2014:

More than 150comrades took part in the meeting to welcome the New members who have joined NFTE-BSNL very recently. Comrade G. Palaniappan, Circle Organizing secretary presided over the meeting. Comrades M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan, S.C.Bose, Rajendiarn and Somasankar spoke at the meeting. They expressed happiness on joining of new members into NFTE-BSNL. Com. C.K.Mathivanan urged the members to elect RGB members who were sponsored by NFTE’s alliance so that the Co-Operative society of 22000 members is managed by the neutral and sincere comrades as was during the last five years. He also appealed to ensure the continuance of good services of the present president S. Veeraraghavan who has promised flats for all the members applied for the same and reduce interest rates for various loans disbursed by Telecom Co-Operative society.

03.02.2014:

Meeting with AddlGM(HR&ADMN):

The circle union representatives met the AddlGM(HR&ADMN) today and discussed at length various staff grievance and pending issues. Comrades C.K.Mathivanan,M.K.Ramaswamy,S.C.Bose,K.M. Elangovan,C.Ravi and T.Jayajothi represented the circle union

03.02.2014:

BSNL eyes land bank for funds:

Facing a severe financial crunch, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has approached the Centre seeking its nod to utilise its huge land bank to fund its expansion plans and for facing cut-throat competition from private players. As part of the pilot project, the telecom PSU has asked the government to allow development of land for commercial and residential use in Mumbai and Noida which is likely to fetch over Rs.3,500 crore.  Read More...

01.02.2014:

GoM asks govt to loan BSNL & MTNL to pay up salaries:

An inter-ministerial group has asked the government to give loans to state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) to help both loss-making telcos pay a portion of their salary bills.  Read More...

31.01.2014:

Meeting at Kellys ExCHANGE to Welcome New Members:

On 04/02/2014 at 04.00 PM there will be a meeting of the union to welcome Twenty eight new members who have recently joined NFTE-BSNL. Circle union office bearers and District office bearers along with Kellys Divisional comrades will participate in this meeting.

31.01.2014:

General Council Meeting postponed:

Due to unavoidable circumstances the place and the data of next general council meeting is changed. Now on 18/02/2014 at 03.00 PM the General council meeting will be held at Dinroze Exchange complex. Kindly note this change.

30.01.2014:

Function at Thiruninravur Exchange:

On 29/01/2014 in connection with the retirement function of our senior leader S. Jothi, T.M. from service Com. C.K.Mathivanan and other circle office bearers along with district and divisional union leaders greeted Com. Jothi a very very happy retired life. Prior to this the new notice board of the branch union was opened by Com. C.K.Ragunathan, District Secretary, Thiruvallur and union flag was hoisted by Com. K.Nagan, Circle Vice-President. Many officers including DGM/AGM etc also took part in the farewell function and greeted Com Jothi.

30.01.2014:

Declaration of results for Direct Recruitment of TTA’s-2014 Vacancies:

On 29/01/2014 a list of 44 candidates were declared as passed in the examination held on 14/07/2013.Out of 123 vacancies for which 4677 Engineering Graduates written the examination. Results:OC:21, OBC:11, SC:12 & ST:0

30.01.2014:

Meeting With GM(West):

On 30/01/2014 our union leaders met the GM(West) and discussed the issues pertaining to west zone. Comrades C.K.Mathivanan, Dhansingh, M. Nagarajan,V.Babu, T.Karunanidhi and Anbukumar participated in the discussion.

30.01.2014:

President Should not play partisan politics:

Recently there is a discussion throughout the media and country about the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s two days’s dharna before Rail bhavan to demand action on few police men for their failure to act on the rapists. Non other than the president of Indian Republic...  Read more...

28.01.2014:

Massive gathering at Flower Bazaar Complex:

On 27/01/2014 in response to the call given by the circle union nearly 300 comrades gathered during lunch hour to felicitate all the 70 leaders who were victimized by the management through Dies-non and FR17A punishment. Com M.K.Ramaswamy presided over the meeting. Comrades C.K.Mathivanan, S.Lingamurthy(CS FNTO) and P.Udhayasurian(CS AIBSNLOA) felicitated the victimized comrades and told the gatherings that their victimization will only strengthen the determination of members to fight against the management for justice. Com C.Ravi Circle treasurer delivered the vote of thanks.  View glimpses...

28.01.2014:

Aurangabad District Conference:

On 09/02/2014 the district conference and a convention will be held at Aurangabad(Maharastra Circle) in which Com. C.K.Mathivanan, Dy.GS will participate and deliver key note address.

26.01.2014:

Greetings on Republic day:

We greet all fellow Indians on the 64th Anniversary of Indian Republic on 26/01/2014. Let the aims and objects of the Indian constitution be fulfilled atleast in the coming years.

25.01.2014:

BOYCOTT OF REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION:

NFTE-BSNL Circle union has decided to boycott the Republic day celebration at CGM office on 26/01/2014 in view of the continued victimization on the members of NFTE_BSNL at the behest of CGM and GM(HR&ADMN).

25.01.2014:

Works Committee meeting of Chennai Area:

On 25/01/2014 the works committee meeting of Chennai area was held. Our members GandhiChandrasekaran, Sundramurthy and Karunanidhi took up many issues to improve the quality of services. NFTE-BSNL demanded bringing Broadband, Transmission and GSM under the Control of respective area GMs so that delay is cutdown and more coordination is ensured.

25.01.2014:

General Council meeting on 15/02/2014:

The General Council of the Circle union will meet on 15/02/2014 in A.K. Nayak Bhavan at 02.00PM sharply. Sangamuzhakkam journal will also be released at the meeting. All the RGB candidates of our union will be introduced at this meeting. All General council members are requested to attend the meeting.

25.01.2014:

Selection of RGB Candidates:

As the Election for RGB members of telecom Co-Operative society is scheduled to be held very shortly the candidate of NFTE-BSNL will be selected and announced on 30/01/2014 at the first meeting of the selection committee. Hence all District secretaries are requested to handover the application form collected from the willing comrades on or before 27/01/2014.

23.01.2014:

Bonus formula review Committee meeting::

The second meeting of the Bonus formula Committee will be held today. As already reported due to the persistent efforts of NFTE-BSNL a committee has been appointed by the management to review the faulty Bonus formula agreed by BSNLEU when it was the sole recognized union. Due to this faulty formula only our employees were denied Bonus for the last 4 years continuously. Now after getting recognition NFTE-BSNL forced the management to review the Bonus formula and accordingly a committee was formed including a representative from NFTE-BSNL. Already the first meeting of this committee was over.

23.01.2014:

NFTE-BSNL support the struggle of ED Employees:

On 22/01/2014 throughout the country ED Employees of POSTAL department has organized a hunger fast on their demands. Regularization and grant of Govt servanat status for 2.7 lakhs Extra departmental employees are the main two demands. At Chennai near Chief PMG office in Anna salai more than 400 ED Employees were observing a day’s hunger fast. Throughout Tamil Nadu ED employees have gathered at the hunger fast site. Com. C.K.Mathivanan addressed the protestors on behalf of NFTE-BSNL and expressed complete solidarity for the demands of the ED employees. Com. T.R.Rajasekaran ACS accompanied the circle secretary.

23.01.2014:

Urgent Secretariat meeting on 23/01/2014:

At 03.OO PM an urgent Secretariat meeting at the union office will be held. All members of the Secretariat of our circle union are requested to attend the meeting in time without fail.

22.01.2014:

New posters released from Circle union:

Two new posters are released from circle union today;  Click 1,  Click 2,

20.01.2014:

Meeting with GM(South)::

The Circle union will meet the GM(South) on 21/01/2014 along with Kancheepuram District union office bearers. The issue of surplus staff transfer in the cadre of Sr.TOA(P) / Sr. TOA(G) will be taken up in the meeting.

20.01.2014:

Trade union class at South Chennai District:

On 20th January-2014 a trade union class was conducted by the Chennai(South) district union at Dinroze Exchange complex. Com.K. Sabapathy, District president has presided over the class. A condolence resolution on the sudden demise of CHQ tresurer P.L. Dua was passed and a minute silence was observed in the memory of Com. Dua. Com C.K.Mathivanan Circle secretary took a class on the topic of trade union struggles since 1954. He also explained the present status of various issues. Several circle union office bearers participated in the discussion on the topic of the class. In all 109 comrades participated in the trade union Class. Com. Nagarajan, District secretary welcomed the participants of the class and outlined the activities of the district union. A decision to conduct branch/ divisional conferences by March-20014 so that all conferences are completed before the next all India conference at Jabalpur(MP) in April-2014.

20.01.2014:

Victimization:

To day the management has imposed Dies-non/FR17A on 45 more comrades in second instalment for the hunger strike on 30th & 31st December-2013 making the total numbers as 70. We hope there will be a third list also!. Let the management understand that NFTE_BSNL cannot be bullied by these type of madness. We shall defeat these victimization soon.

17.01.2014:

COMRADE P.L. DUA IS NO MORE:

We deeply mourn the sudden demise of Com. P.L. Dua our All India treasurer. NFTE, Chennai telephones pay its respectful homage to the departed leader. Com P.L. Dua was in association with NFPTE and NFTE long time and worked selflessly throughout his career for the cause of the working class.

17.01.2014:

Over speed by Mr. Veerappa Moily:

After the exit of Smt Jayanthi Natarajan from the Ministry of Environment & Forest Shri Veerappa Moily took additional charge of the said Ministry on 22nd_December-2013. Within 20 days he has cleared 65 files for project worth Rs 1 lakh crore.  Readmore...

16.01.2014:

160 New Members joined NFTE-BSNL:

Chennai telephone circle union whole heartedly welcomes 160 new members who have joined NFTE-BSNL on 15/01/2014. Out of these 160 more than 125 left BSNLEU and joined us. The circle union thank all those who worked for this new membership.

16.01.2014:

Mr Anand Sharma please look at your face in the mirror:

Hon’ble Union Minister for Industry and Commerce has commented the decision of the Delhi state govt led by AAP to disallow FDI in multibrand retail trade as irresponsible. However it is a very good decision by the AAP govt to avoid jobloss and unemployment. Hence we welcome this responsible decision of of AAP govt which withdrew the earlier decision of the Congrees govt led by Smt. Sheela Dixit to allow FDI in multibrand retail trading. We all know the AAP govt in Delhi is supported by Congress party. Despite this the AAP govt has reversed the decision of the Congress govt without fearing for loss of power or fall of their govt. Mr Anand Sharma, the Union Minister for Commerce and Industry also questioned the decision of the AAP govt since it is a minority ovt with outside support. We wish to remind Mr Anand Sharma if that is the case that a minority govt cannot take a policy decision then how UPA-II govt which is a minority govt from the beginning and living on the borrowed outside support of SP,BSP and other parties could implement many important policy decisions of the Congrees which are all antipeople and anti worker but procorporate and multinational corporation. This is a fine example of ‘The Pot calling the Kettle Black’.

14.01.2014:

Com. C.K.Mathivanan In Kerala:

On 13/01/2014 comrade C.K.Mathivanan participated in the Kerala Circle Executive meeting and opening function of Ernakulam District union office. In the forenoon the District union office was declare opened by Shri. Mathew, PGM Ernakulam District. Com C.K.Mathivanan delivered the key note address in this function. Many DGM's and sister union representatives greeted NFTE_BSNL for opening a new union office in Ernakulam District. Comrades P.K.Radhakrishnan, Circle President, P.V.Dharmadas, Circle secretary and Michael National Executive Committee member and others also spoke at the occasion. In the afternoon Circle Executive Committee meeting was held at the new union office. The Circle Executives decided to hold the 6th Circle conference. The Vennue and the date will be decided at the next CEC meeting to be held at Malapuram in the 2nd week of February-2014. Two new branches one at Thodupuzha with 40 members in Ernakulam SSA and the second at Manarghat with 25 members have come with very recently in Kerala circle. All these new members had left BSNLEU to join NFTE-BSNL.

13.01.2014:

Don't mandate only BSNL/MTNL connections for govt staff: COAI:

GSM industry body COAI has written to Department of Telecom (DoT) not to implement a proposal of "mandating only" BSNL and MTNL connections for government staff and enterprises as it would be "anti-competitive". "We once again reiterate that any such move would be arbitrary, incorrect and unjustified and would be anti- competitive and against all principles of level playing field," COAI Director General Rajan Mathews said in a letter to DoT Secretary M F Farooqui.  Read More

12.01.2014:

Trade union Classes:

1. Thiruvallur District. A trade union class was organized at Thiruvallur on 08/01/20014 by the District union in which more than 140 comrades took part. Com. N.Dhanapal, District president presided over the class. Com. M.K.Ramaswamy, Circle president inaugurated the same. Com. C.K.Mathivanan took a class on ‘Trade union functioning’. Com. C.K.Ragunathan, Dist secretary explained the present position of the union regard to various issues. Many circle office bearers and district office bearers also spoke at the class. 2.North Chennai District. The trade union class for the district was organized on 10/01/2014 at Dinroze exchange complex. Com. K.Anbu District Secretary presided over the class. Com. M.K.Ramaswamy, Circle president inaugurated the same.More than 90 comrades took part in the class. Com. C.K.Mathivanan spoke on the anti worker attitude of the Administration. Several circle office bearer also took part in it.

10.01.2014:

BSNL, MTNL to get Rs 11,258 crore on spectrum surrender:

The Cabinet on Thursday approved a Rs 11,258-crore bonanza to two beleaguered state-run telecommunication companies and approved regulations for television rating agencies. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd can surrender their broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum and get refunds of Rs 11,258 crore, the Cabinet said  Read More

05.01.2014:

PIL wants protection for whistleblower:

The petitioners described BNSL employee C K Mathivanan as a whistleblower and said he had led employees' agitation against misuse of the 323-line telephone exchange which was allegedly established during the tenure of Dayanidhi Maran as union telecom minister. Though the Centre has drafted the Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, it was yet to be implemented successfully, they said, adding that Mathivanan suffered harassment as his retirement benefits were delayed inordinately.  Read More

04.01.2014:

Felicitation for brave hearts:

The circle union will honour all those brave hearts who were served with dies_non and FR-17A punishment for participation in the peaceful hunger strike at CGM’s office on 30th & 31st December 2013. A function will be organized on 27th January 2014 at Flower Bazaar complex during Lunch hour to honor all those brave hearts.

02.01.2014:

TWO DAYS FAST UNDERTAKEN BY COM C K MATHIVANAN HAS ENDED AFTER AN AGREEMENT REACHED WITH CGM CHENNAI TELEPHONES:

Chennai Telephones Circle Secretary began fast at 9 AM on 30th December 2013 for demanding settlement of SIX important demands. After two Rounds of discussion with Chief General Manager, Senior GM (HR & Admn) an agreement was reached with CGM and a letter signed by the CGM was handedover to the Circle Secretary on the settlement of demands. At about 10 PM on 31st December 2013 Com C.K.Mathivanan after consulting the circle office bearers announced the end of his fast and thereafter Com.R.K,former Secretary NFTE gave the fruit juice to Com CKM and thus twodays his fast for 37 hours came to an end with an agreement.
Leaders of various Unions/Associations extended their support to the agitation particularly Comrades RK, Pattabiraman (TN CS NFTE), P Udayasooriyan (CS AIBSNLOA), S.Lingamurthi (CS FNTO), J Vijayakumar (CS TEPU) and R.Gunasekaran (CS BSNLDEU). Nearly 400 comrades came to the agitation spot and sat all through the two days and supported the agitation. Senior Comrades V.K.Gopalan, K Sabapathy, P Ganapathy and M Munusamy also addressed the meeting which was presided over by Com.M.K.Ramasamy Circle President.
The Main issue of empanelling the reputed hospitals such as BILLROTH, MIOT, M V DIABATICS etc was agreed upon by the Management and within three months the process of empanelment will be completed. The average age of the BSNL employees being 50 years now, there is an urgent need for a very effective medical scheme and reputed hospitals as empanelled hospitals for BSNLMRS. In Tamil Nadu Circle & STR, STP Telecom Circles number of reputed hospitals in Chennai are in the empanelled list. However, these hospitals are not finding a place in the empanelled list of hospitals for Chennai Telephones. This discrimination has to be removed immediately and NFTE Circle union has taken this issue with all sincerity. The Management although recognised more than 70 hospitals in Chennai majority of these hospitals are under payment fecility. The Circle union demanded the inclusion of reputed hospitals in the empanelled list so that our employees not require to pay for their medical treatment in these reputed hospitas and claim reimbursement later.
WE hope the management will implement this agreement within THREE MONTHS so that our employees are not facing acute financial difficulties and financial loss for taking Medical treatment under BSNLMRS.
C.K. MATHIVANAN, CIRCLE SECRETARY
-NFTE BSNL CHENNAI TELEPHONES  Agreement copy Page 1  Agreement copy Page 2