The Pre CEC of our Association in connection with the sixth Circle conference started at 10.30 am with hoisting of the Association Flag by Com.P.Velu DGM-Retd and our EX-Vice President, amidst slogan shouting by our enthusiastic Members. The members assembled in the Seminar Hall of Jivana Jyothi Complex for further proceedings.
The session was presided over by our Circle President Com P.Sangili and the welcome address was delivered by Com.R.Duraisamy (Ex-VP[All India]-AIBSNLEA-ChTD). After formal introduction, the CS presented his report that was an elaborate one featuring all the important events from 22-05-2015 to till date.
After the CS Report, an interactive session with our beloved CHQ President Com.S.Sivakumar started and our CHQ President explained in detail about all the issues pertaining to BSNL in general and with regard to 3rd PRC and CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in particular. It was a useful interaction that extended up to 14.30 Hours and the comrades were unmindful of the Lunch time. By 15.45 hrs, the house was adjourned for reassembling at the Hotel Asoka to prepare for the Open Session.
The Open Session at the well decorated A/C hall of Hotel Asoka, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai started at 5 pm with Com.P.Sangili in the Chair. After a prayer song by Com.Aarthi Sridar AO (COBA), the Open Session started with traditional lighting of lamp by our respectful CGM-ChTD Ms.S.M. Kalavathi, Sri.G.Ravi PGM-Finance T.N.Circle, our CHQ President Com.S.Sivakumar, our beloved GS Com.Prahlad Rai and our circle President Com.P.Sangili.
The welcome address was delivered by the Reception Committee Chairman Com.B.Ganesan (DGM-SE) and our CWC Member. The presidential address was delivered by Com.P.Sangili after which our CS Com. P. UdayaSuriyan presented his KEY NOTE Address. The key note address was emphasizing more on the development activities of BSNL.
After the key note address, the list of speakers includes Sri.G.Ravi PGM-Finance T.N.Circle, Sri.S.Chellappan PCE-Civil, Sri.J.Ganesan GM-HR & ADMN Chennai Telephones, Sri.L.Sundararaman, Ex-CWC-member, Sri.M.Kanniappan CS-BSNLEU, Sri.Elango ACS-NFTE, Sri.P.Thamilselvan, President AIBSNLEA-T.N. Circle, Sri.C.Durairasan CS-AIBSNLEA-T.N.Circle.
Sri.G.Ravi PGM-Finance spoke at length on the financial position of BSNL and the need of the hour is to strengthen our Revenue Base if we are to achieve the 3rd PRC fitment. The Union Leaders & Association leaders also spoke on improving the services and at the same time reiterated that we have to fight for our right in respect of 3rd PRC.
The Chief Guest of the evening our CGM, Ms.S.M.Kalavathi, made her special address in to a debate and interacted with all the Executives present in the jam packed Hall. CGM was emphasizing the need to maintain quality service which alone will ensure retention of customer base.
Our CHQ President Com.S. Sivakumar highlighted the achievement of AIBSNLEA and specifically congratulated our CS Com.P.Udayasuriyan and his Team for fetching a huge victory for AIBSNLEA-Chennai Telephones in the recent MVP Election.
Our beloved GS Com.Prahlad Rai elaborated the issues pertaining to our Executives and explained how all the proactive measures of AIBSNLEA in settling the cadre issues were thwarted by the so called Majority Association. GS emphasized the betrayal of SNEA to the DRs through their mishandling of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal and it was the timely intervention of AIBSNLEA with due endorsement from CMD & DIR-HR, that ensured strict implementation of Khan Committee recommendations without changes.
In respect of 3RD PRC our GS was firm that only through united effort of all Associations & Unions, the pressure on the DOT can be mounted and the All Union Association-Leaders meeting on 8th January 2018 at New Delhi will chalk out a clear strategy.
The meeting came to a conclusion with vote of thanks by Com.K.Rajnarayanan ACS( Accounts) and singing of National Anthem. The dignitaries and the guests were served with a sumptuous South Indian style dinner.
The Second day of our 6th Circe conference started at 09-45 Hrs on 20-12-2017 with the Delegate Session in the Jivana Jyothi Hall,Egmore which was inaugurated by Com.V.Gabriel ( Ex.ACS) and the CS presented his report that was placed earlier in the PRE-CEC on 19-12-2017. The CS answered all the queries raised by the delegates on the report after which the CS report was passed.
Three seminars were arranged in connection with the Delegate session between 11-45 Hours and to 16.00 Hours.
“Winds of Change – BSNL Finances”. Addressed by Com.R.Guruprasad DGM-Finance TN Circle and our CHQ-Advisor. The session was full of information pertaining to reality versus imagination. The speaker explained with illustrations on the need to move forward along with the present day circumstances and was specific in emphasizing on the responsibility of a Boss if an organization is to grow and come out of crisis. Special references were made in respect of Indian Bank as an example for Revival & Kodak Industries as an example for extinction due to Leadership inability to cope with the changes.
“Individual Challenges to Meet BSNL Challenges” .Addressed by Sri.V.Senthil vasan PGM-STR, was a recollection of events that were achieved by individual both in BSNL (present day scenario) and in olden days in order to make an overall objective achievable. The PGM quoted classic examples like “Panama Canal”, TATA & Sons that were really thought provoking. The PGM also informed that this is an opportunity for him to reveal the Hidden Talent of Staff & Executives under his jurisdiction when he was GM-South BSNL-Chennai Telephones. One among the classic Thirukkural was chosen as reference by the PGM to explain the challenges before individuals.
“Preparedness of BSNL in the light of stiff competitions”. Addressed by our Friend Philosopher and guide Sri.G.Selvam GM-Retired. The speech was exhaustive with a lot of references from literature. Sri.G.Selvam sir kept the entire audience enthralled for the full duration of one hour and the examples and quotes recollected by him really impressed the audience and it gave a feeling of “Yes I can Do it” to the mentally exhausted Executives. Our Selvam sir was categorical in advising the Executives not to lose heat and go for VRS but instead contribute their might for BSNL the company that brought status for one and all in the society.
After Tea Break, the House transacted other important Business including, Passing of CS-Report, Financial Report, etc., before the dissolution of the present Circle Body.
Com.P.Rajagopal-DE-KKN & Branch President KKN and Com.K.Baskar JAO-West ( CEC Member) were unanimously nominated as the Election Officer & Deputy Election Officer to conduct and complete the Election Process. The election officers explained the procedure to be followed and as a Team, whose dedicated members are extremely disciplined and committed to the organization, the Election process was smooth and the following office Bearers (List enclosed) were elected unanimously for the next term.
After the assumption of office by the new office bearers, the outgoing President, Circle Secretary & Finance secretary were honoured with a shawl apart from the two Election officers. After an introductory speech by Com.J.Badrinarayanan, CS the vote of thanks was delivered by Com.V.Gurumurthy. Finance Secretary. The sixth Circle Conference came to a conclusion after rendering of National Anthem.