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Site updated on 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.



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,


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
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,


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.


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.



*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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The National Executive Meeting of NFTE:

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


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.


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.


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,


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.


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.


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.


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,


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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,


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,


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,


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,


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,


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,


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.


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,


IDA from October-2015:

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


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.


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.


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.


Photo of Newly elected Circle office bearers:

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


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.


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.


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,



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,


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,


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,


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.


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,


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,


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,


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.



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,


9th September 2015 function poster:

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


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.


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,


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,


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,


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.


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.


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.


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.


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,


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,


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,


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,


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,


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,


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,



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.


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,



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.


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.


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.


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,


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...



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


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,


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.


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,



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


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,


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.


. 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...,


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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,


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...,



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.


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.



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.



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


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.


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.



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.


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.


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
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
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


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.


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.



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,



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.


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.


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.


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...,


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.


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).



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.


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.


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.


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.


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...,


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...,


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



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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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...,



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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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...,



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...,


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...,


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...,



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...,


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...,


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...,


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.


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.


Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of NFPTE:

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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,


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.


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,


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,


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,


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,


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.


To make effective campaign meetings at 10 centres:

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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.


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.


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.


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.


Letter on Bonus Issue:



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.


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.


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).


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.


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,


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



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.


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.


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,


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.


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...



Circular by FORUM Chairman in tamil,



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.


Glimpses of the victory celebrations at Kancheepurm:



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.


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.



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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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

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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.


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.


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...


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...


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.


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.


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.
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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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,


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.


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.


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.


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...,


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.



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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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...



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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.



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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...


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.


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.



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.


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.



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.


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...


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.



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.


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.


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.


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

View Glimpses,  Click1,  Click2,  Click3,  Click4,


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.


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.


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...


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...,


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...


RGB ELECTION-notice in tamil:

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


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.


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...


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...,


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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..,


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.


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.


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...,


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.


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...


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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,


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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...


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...


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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...


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...


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.


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.



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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


New posters released from Circle union:

Two new posters are released from circle union today;  Click 1,  Click 2,


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.


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.



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.



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.


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...


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.


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’.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.



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.
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