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24 March, 2015:CHQ circular no.1 dated 21.03.2015.<<click here>>

 

 

18 March, 2015:Strike notice for the two days strike to be held on 21st - 22nd April 2015.<<view notification>>

 

18 March, 2015:Poster for the two days strike to be held on 21st - 22nd April 2015.<<view poster>>

 

18 February, 2015:Delhi Government on regularisation of contract workers.

The AAP Government is on the move to regularise the thousands of contract workers who are engaged under the various ministries. The details of the same are being collected. In the meanwhile, the Kejriwal Government has issued instructions not to retrench any contract labour.

 

We congratulate the AAP Delhi government in considering the case of the toiling workers. We hope that the Government will regularise the contract workers at the earliest. We also demand the central government and the BSNL to regularise the casual and contract workers engaged by them.

 

18 February, 2015:CEC Meeting of BSNLCCWF W.Bengal Circle at Jalpaiguri

The Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLCCWF W.Bengal Circle was held at Jalpaiguri on 13-14 February 2015. Com.Tapas Ghosh, Secretary General BSNLCCWF attended on 13th and addressed the CEC and Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, President addressed on 14th February 2015. The meeting discussed about the issue of the casual contract workers and decided to continue sustained struggle to settle the demands.

 

The Open Session on 14th was also addressed by Com. Namboodiri, who is also the National Convener of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations. It was also addressed by the leaders of the BSNL Unions/Associations. Circle President Com. Govinda Das presided. Circle Secretary Com. Tapas Ghosh submitted the report which was approved by the house. The discussion by the delegates were very educative and positive.

 

04 February, 2015:Corporate Office letter on Information of casual labours who had been conferred Temporary Status on or before 30.09.2000 and appointed subsequently as TM.<<<click here>>>

 

 

02 February, 2015:How the regular works are being made temporary.

According to a latest report on industry, it is stated that out of the total 39.74 crore workforce in the country, only 4.97 crores are in the formal sector leaving 34.77 crore in the informal sector.

 

Even in the formal sector, out of the 4.97 crores, 2.88 crore are temporary workers. In the informal sector most of the workers are temporary only. Thus the temporary workers/ contract workers form more than 90% of the workforce. Most of these workers are denied minimum wage, social security measures like EPF, ESI etc. and have no job security at all.

 

The ruling parties, mainly Congress and the BJP, never took care about these toiling workers. They are continuously exploited for the benefit of and for maximizing the profits of the rich and powerful.

 

The sustained struggles of the 11 Central Trade Unions have focused on the seriousness and urgency of the issues to be settled. The struggle of the casual and contract workers in BSNL is part of this great struggle for survival.

 

31 January, 2015:BSNLCCWF Circle Conference Odisha

The open session of BSNLCCWF Odisha Circle Conference was held at the CGM BSNL office premises, Sambalpur on 30 January 2015. Com.Janardhan Patti, Circle President, presided. About 200 comrades participated.Circle Secretary, Com.Sahdev Biswal and Reception Committee Cairman welcomed all the participants. Coms.VAN Namboodiri, All India President BSNLCCWF, Animesh Mishra, Vice- President, BSNLEU, Tapas Ghosh, General Secretary, BSNLCCWF, PR Das, Circle President, BSNLEU, Com.S.R.Das, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Suresh Panigrahi, Vice-President, BSNLCCWF and other leaders addressed. The issues of casual contract labours, Save BSNL Campaign and the tasks of the trade unions were all focused. The Conference started in the morning presided over by Com. Janardhan Pati Circle President. The union flag was hoisted by Com. VAN Namboodiri All India President. All participants paid homage the martyrs. Leaders of CITU, HMS also addressed. The Conference unanimously elected office bearers with Coms. Janardhan Pati as resident and Biswanath Behera as Circle Secretary.

 

22 January, 2015:Convention of AIBDPA and BSNLCCWF at Rajahmundry

A well attended convention of AIBDPA and BSNLCCWF was organised along with the Circle Conference of BSNLEU AP circle at Rajahmundry on 22 January. Com.Sambasiva Rao, Circle President of AIBDPA presided. Coms.Ramachandudu and Reddy Raju Circle Secretary AIBDPA and Dist. Secretary BSNLCCWF respectively welcomed. Com. VAN Namboodiri, President BSNLCCWF and Patron AIBDPA spoke in detail about organisation and issues of the contract workers and pensioners. Com. P.Asoka Babu, VP BSNLEU and AIBDPA, Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS BSNLEU and VP BSNLCCWF, Com.J.Sampath Rao, CS, BSNLEU Com.Maheshwar Rao DS BSNLEU and other leaders addressed. The meeting decided to strengthen the unions.

 

16 January, 2015:BSNLCCWF Meeting at Mysore

The BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation in Karnataka is a strong circle union and through sustained struggles have been able to attend to the issues of its members. A meeting of Mysuru SSA was held on 11th January at RTTC premises which was attended by about 100 comrades. Com.VANNamboodiri, President, addrrssed and spoke about the charter of demands, struggles organised etc. Com.Mahadevappa, CS, BSNLEU Mysuru, Dist. Secretary CCWF and other comrades addressed.

 

01 January, 2015:CHQ Circular No.3 - “2015 –YEAR OF BSNL CASUAL /CONTRACT LABOUR”.<<view circular>>

 

24 December, 2014:BSNL Casual Contract Workers’ Massive Dharna in UP(East).

The casual and contract workers in UP(East) Circle, as per the call of BSNLCCWF organised massive demonstrations  in front of SSA offices  demanding payment of minimum wages, implementation of social security measures like EPF, ESI etc.  UP (East) is one circle where the BSNL Management and the contractors are violating all the labour rules and making payment far below the minimum wage. There are some places where only Rs. 500 or Rs. 1,000 is being paid for working for a month. Can you believe it? It is brutal exploitation.

 

The Casual and Contract Workers Federation, at SSA, Circle and all India level has demanded to ensure payment of minimum wage to these exploited workers, but the brutal exploitation continues. That is why the Circle Union of BSNL CCWF has decided to organise Dharna at SSA offices today, 23rd December.

 

The Dharna was organised at Pratapgharh, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Lucknow, Jaunpur, Allahabad, Sultanpur, Banda, Sheetapur, Lakhimpur, Bahraich, Basti, Ballia, Shajahanpur, Mau and other SSAs. The workers participated in large numbers. The BSNLEU leadership at all places gave maximum support and participated in the programmes. We congratulate the workers and their leadership for the excellent conduct of the dharna. BSNLCCWF demands the BSNL Management to implement the labour laws including the Minimum Wage, EPF, ESI etc. If the issues are not settled, then a March to CGM Office, Lucknow will be organised on 3rd March 2015.<<view photos>>

 

19 December, 2014:Meeting with GM (CA) on Gratuity to Casual labour.

Com. VAN Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF met Shri M.N.Punde, GM (CA), Corporate Office and discussed about provision of Gratuity to the families of expired casual labour as also to the casual labour who has completed sixty years and will be retiring. The details were explained. GM(CA) assured to look in to the matter.

 

19 December, 2014:Meeting with GM (Estt) on Gratuity to Casual Labours.

Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF, met Shri RK.Goyal, GM (Estt), BSNL and discussed about the necessity of payment of Gratuity to the families of those casual labour who have expired and also to those who have completed 60 years and were disengaged from work. A letter with the list of names of concerned labour, was submitted. GM (Estt.) stated that this will be examined sympathetically.

 

18 December, 2014:Forum Meets tomorrow, will plan massive propaganda for ‘Revival of BSNL’

The meeting of Forum of BSNL Unions /Associations will be held at 03.00 P.M. tomorrow, 19 December 2014. It will discuss about the implementation of decisions taken on the programmes for REVIVAL OF BSNL. The One Crore Signature Campaign has already started. This has to be completed before 15 February 2015 so as to submit to the Prime Minister on the day of Parliament March on the day. Some unions/Associations are still not connected with Forum. We request them to be part of this great movement to strengthen BSNL and save its employees.

 

06 December, 2014:Meeting with CMD BSNL on Casual and Contract Workers’ issues

Com.VAN Namboodiri, President, BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation (BSNLCCWF) met Shri A.N.Rai, CMD BSNL on 4th December 2014 and discussed the following issues:

1.      Implementation of EPF for Casual labour from 2000: At present the EPF is implemented for the casual labours w.e.f. 2011. The Federation had represented to the BSNL Management as also the Chief EPF Commissioner for getting it implemented from 2000. CMD stated that the same has been approved by the Managing Committee and will be placed before the BSNL Board which is meeting on 9th December 2014.

2.      BSNL wages for TSM/Casual labour: CMD stated that the demand of the Federation for the BSNL wages, instead of the government wages, is under consideration. But he stated that it will incur much expenditure.Com. Namboodiri insisted that justice be done to these low paid workers.

3.      Implementation of Minimum Wage, EPF and ESI: Com. Namboodiri pointed out the all India situation about the non-payment of minimum wage, EPF and ESI and demanded implementation of the same urgently. With particular reference to UP (East Circle), he furnished the documents regarding the payments, which are not even one third of the minimum wage and no EPF/ESI. He requested urgent remedial action. Workers are paid only about Rs.1000-2000, whereas they are eligible for about Rs.6,600. CMD looked into the details and assured that instruction will be given for correct payment. The Federation also requested the CMD to blacklist those contractors who are not implementing the labour laws.

4.      Reinstatement of retrenched contract workers in UP, Jharkhand etc.:The victimisation of leaders and workers of BSNLCCWF in Jamshedpur, Hazaribag etc. in Jharkhand and other places were brought to the notice of the CMD and requested for their re-engagement. He stated that these will be looked into.

06 December, 2014:Meeting with GM (Estt.)

Com. VAN Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF, met  Shri  R.K.Goyal, GM(Estt.) and discussed about the regularisation of the left out TSM/casual workers. He stated in view of the matter being discussed in the Parliamentary Standing Committee, the matter has again been referred to the Attorney General for his advice with reference to the Supreme Court Judgment in the Umadevi case. The advice is expected shortly.

 

29 November, 2014:Inhuman Victimisation of contract workers in Hazaribag.

BSNL Management in Hazaribag, jharkhand is continuing victimisation of the casual contract workers there. All the 287 workers are kept out of work since July 2013. What is their ‘crime’? They went on strike demanding payment of minimum wage, EPF, ESI etc. as per government notifications and CMD BSNL orders. They were being paid only a fraction of minimum wage. Strike was withdrawn after assurance that orders will be implemented. But what happened is something else. All the 287 workers have been retrenched. No work is being carried out and maintenance is suffering. But the management is continuing its revenge and inhuman victimisation. The case is pending with Dy. Chief Labour Commissioner. BSNL C.O.is keeping silence despite the same brought to its notice. BSNLCCWF Jharkhand Circle is on the move to start agitation on these and other issues.

 

29 November, 2014:Convention of BSNLCCWF at Dhanbad.

A state level Convention BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Jharkhand was held at Gandhi Sevasadan Dhanbad today, 28 November 2014. Com. Sudarshan Singh, District President, BSNLCCWF, presided over the meeting. Com.B.Narayan, Vice President, BSNLEU, welcomed all. Com.VANNamboodiri, All India President, BSNLCCWF, inaugurated the convention. He spoke in detail about the issues of the casual contract labour, strike yesterday, against victimisation and the need to strengthen the organisation. Comrades Naresh Lal, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Sudama Pal Circle Secretary BSNLCCWF, BN Singh, DS AIBDPA, Jameel Akthar BSNLCCFW and other comrades spoke. The doubts raised by the workers were answered by Com.Namboodiri. Jharkhand Casual Contract Workers Federation has conducted many struggles in the past and achieved gains. At the same time, union leaders were victimised both in Jamshedpur, Dhanbad and Hazaribag. BSNLCCWF has taken up the case with C.O.

 

29 November, 2014:Discussion with Casual Contract workers in Jharkhand.

After reaching Dhanbad,along with Coms.Naresh Lal, Circle Secretary, B.Narayan, Vice President BSNLEU and Sudama Pal, Circle Secretary BSNLCCWF I met the large number of casual contract workers who have come from the SSAs in Jharkhand and discussed with them about the problems they are facing. While improvements have taken place, many issues are still to be settled. Minimum wage, EPF / ESI are yet to be implemented in some SSAs.

 

But the major issue is retrenchment. Where struggles have taken place and demands achieved, workers have been retrenched and victimised. Jamshedpur and Hazaribad are examples. All the casual/ contract workers have been retrenched at Hazaribad. Many have been retrenched and transferred in Jamshedpur. BSNLEU Dist. Secretary also has been victimised for supporting the BSNLCCWF.

 

We heard the reports and assured that all these cases will be taken by both BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF. The workers are ready to continue their struggle and strengthen the organisation.

 

25 November, 2014:BSNL Casual Contract Workers to Strike on 27.11.2014. Press release.<<click here>>

 

 

15 November, 2014:One day strike on 27.11.2014 by BSNL Casual and Contract Workers - <<view poster>>

 

28 October, 2014:CHQ writes to the Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee of Labour on “ Deployment of contract / casual workers for perennial nature of jobs in BSNL”.<<view letter>>

 

24 October, 2014:The pitiable condition of Casual & Contract labours engaged in BSNL due to non-implementation of labour laws and govt. orders on Minimum Wage, EPF, ESI, Gratuity - Memorandum submitted to Hon'ble President of India .<<view letter>> 

 

24 October, 2014:One lakh BSNL Casual Contract Workers strike on 27.11.2014 - Press statement.<<view letter>> 

 

 

22 October, 2014:Corporate Office letter to all Heads of Circles on details of casual labours including TSMs .<<view letter>> 

 

20 October, 2014:Payment of wages to contract workers should be made only through account payee cheque or online, says Corporate Office.<<view letter>> 

 

18 October, 2014:Notice for one day strike on 27th November, 2014 for settlement of Charter of Demands presented to the BSNL Management.<<click here>>

 

09 October, 2014:Corporate Office letter to all Heads of Circles on details of Casual labourers.<<click letter>>

 

 

08 October, 2014:Poster on Bharat Sanchar Bhawan March on 15th October, 2014.<<click letter>>

 

 

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Journal

We are yet to start our journal. We propose to start a triennial first to inform the workers about the organisation, its activities as also to publish various orders on the issues of the Casual and Contract and unorganised workers.

 

" 2015 -  YEAR OF BSNL CASUAL/CONTRACT LABOUR "

 

Correspondence

BSNLCCWF is taking up the issues of the casual and contract workers with the government, Chief Labour Commissioner, Communications Minister, DOT as also CMD BSNL and other officers of BSNL. These correspondences will be posted here.

 

19 March, 2015:CHQ writes to shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL, on Non-implementation of wages, EPF, ESI for contract workers in Haldwani, Uttarakhand.<<view letter>>

 

17 March, 2015:CHQ writes to shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL, on Regularisation of Shri Kamal Kishor and Rajinder Singh, contract labour, Ghaziabad – request for implementation of Central Govt. Industrial Tribunal.<<view letter>>

 

17 March, 2015:CHQ writes to shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL, on Regularisation of casual/contract labours as per CAT Guwahati decision.<<view letter>>

 

07 March, 2015:CHQ writes to Hon'ble Prime Minister, on brutal exploitation of casual/contract labour engaged in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

03 March, 2015:CHQ writes to shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL, on Implementation of Guwahati Bench of CAT dated 08.04.2014 regarding regularization of casual labour.<<view letter>>

 

03 March, 2015:CHQ writes to shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL, on benami workers in East Godavari District - request to convert them to contract workers.<<view letter>>

 

03 March, 2015:CHQ writes to shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL, on non-payment of wages to casual/contract labour in Mirzapur SSA.<<view letter>>

 

03 March, 2015:CHQ writes to shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL, on non-implementation of EPF & ESI for casual/contract labour at Assam Circle.<<view letter>>

 

18 February, 2015:CHQ writes to shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL, on non-implementation of labour laws and non-payment of wages to casual/contract labour at Jabalpur.<<view letter>>

 

09 February, 2015:CHQ writes to shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL, on Remuneration payable to Full Time Casual Labour (other than Temporary Status)/Part Time Casual Labour/Workers engaged on contingency basis.<<view letter>>

 

09 February, 2015:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, on Non-payment of wages for 11 casual labours in Varanasi for the last 2 months.<<view letter>>

 

 

03 January, 2015:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, on non-payment of Minimum wage and illegal deduction from wages by contractor in Koppal and Raichur (Karnataka).<<view letter>>

 

02 January, 2015:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, on regularisation of TSM - cases of Jalandhar SSA, Punjab Circle.<<view letter>>

 

 

01 January, 2015:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, on Non-payment of Minimum wage, Non-implementation of ESI – in Tripura SSA, NE-I Circle .<<view letter>>

 

01 January, 2015:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, on retrenchment of all 50 contract workers in Daltonganj SSA, Jharkhand.<<view letter>>

 

31 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India on appeal for justice to one lakh brutally exploited casual / contract workers in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

27 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee of Labour on Deployment of contract/casual workers for perennial nature of jobs in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

23 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, on Regularisation of casual labour in Kerala.<<view letter>>

 

23 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, on non-payment of wages to contract workers for 3 months at Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh).<<view letter>>

 

18 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Chief Labour Commissioner, on Non-implementation of minimum wage and social security measures like EPF & ESI to contract workers in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

18 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Central EPF Commissioner, on Non-implementation of EPF to the Contract Workers engaged in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

17 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, on Non-payment of Minimum wage and non-implementation of EPF & ESI – case of NTR Circle, Delhi.<<view letter>>

 

16 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Shri R.K. Goyal, GM (Estt.) on gratuity to the family of the casual labours who are deceased and also to those who are retired.<<view letter>>

 

16 December, 2014:CHQ writes to the CMD BSNL on Non-payment of Minimum wage and non-implementation of EPF & ESI – case of Bhiwani SSA - Haryana Circle.<<view letter>>

 

15 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, on Non-implementation of wage, EPF & ESI in UP (West) Circle.<<view letter>>

 

15 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Central EPF Commissioner, on Non-implementation of EPF to Contract Workers engaged in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

15 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Central ESI Commissioner, on Non-implementation of ESI to Contract Workers engaged in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

15 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Ashok Sajwan, Director, Lok Sabha Secretariat (Standing Committee on Labour), Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour on 'Deployment of Contract/Casual Workers for perennial nature of jobs in BSNL'.<<view letter>>

 

15 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Director, Lok Sabha Secretariat (Standing Committee on Labour), Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour on 'Deployment of Contract/Casual Workers for perennial nature of jobs in BSNL'.<<view letter>>

 

 

09 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Director, Lok Sabha Secretariat (Standing Committee on Labour), on non-implementation of labour laws in Haryana Circle.<<view letter>>

 

09 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on non-payment of Minimum wage and non-implementation of EPF & ESI and other labour laws in Jind & Karnal of Haryana Circle.<<view letter>>

 

09 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on non-payment of Minimum wage and non-implementation of EPF & ESI in Udaipur in Rajasthan Circle.<<view letter>>

 

09 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on non-payment of Minimum wage and non-accounting of EPF contribution deducted from workers by contractor in NE-II circle.<<view letter>>

 

09 December, 2014:CHQ writes to GM (Estt.) BSNL on issue of Presidential orders in respect of Shri Braj Kishore Singh, TM (HR No.201400358), O/o GMTD, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.<<view letter>>

 

09 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on non-payment of Minimum wage to casual contract workers in ALTTC, Ghaziabad.<<view letter>>

 

06 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Regularisation as RM – case of Shri Amrit Ram, S/o Shri Jaglal Ram, Vill. & Post Barhi, Dt. Hazaribag, Jharkhand.<<view letter>>

 

06 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Regularisation of 39 casual labour engaged in Dhanbad SSA, since 1983.<<view letter>>

 

06 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Regularisation of 287 contract labour in Hazaribag SSA, reinstatement requested.<<view letter>>

 

01 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee of Labour on deployment of contract / casual workers for perennial nature of jobs in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

01 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Non-payment of Minimum Wages and Non-implementation of EPF, ESI etc. – case of UP (East) Circle .<<view letter>>

 

 

17 November, 2014:CHQ writes to GM (Estt.), BSNL on Issue of presidential orders of shri Braj Kishore Singh, TM, Jamshedpur SSA – Jharkhand Circle.<<view letter>>

 

28 October, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on condition of casual / contract workers in Jharkhand circle due to non-implementation of labour laws on minimum wage, EPF, ESI and retrenching workers.<<view letter>>

 

28 October, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Non-implementation of Minimum Wage, EPF & ESI to Casual / Contract Workers.<<view letter>>

 

24 October, 2014:CHQ writes to GM (Admn.), BSNL on Non-payment of minimum wage and non-implementation of EPF & ESI in Uttarakhand Circle.<<view letter>>

 

22 October, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on payment of Bonus to Casual and Contact Workers.<<view letter>>

 

 

30 September, 2014:CHQ submitted a memorandum to the Chairman, Parliamentary  Standing Committee on Labour, on 'Deployment of Contract and Casual Workers for Perennial Jobs in BSNL'. <<view letter>>

 

 

12 September, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Indefinite fast by BSNLEU & BSNLCCWF leaders at Chennai against retrenchment of Contact Workers at Vellore.<<view letter>>

 

26 August, 2014:CHQ writes to Narendra Singh Tomar, Hon'ble Labour Minister, on issues of TSM/Casual & Contract Labour in BSNL – request for settlement.<<view letter>>

 

26 August, 2014:CHQ writes to Secretary, DoT on Revision of wages of TSM/Casual Labour working in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

23 August, 2014:CHQ writes to GM (Admn.), BSNL on Non-implementation of Minimum Wage, EPF, ESI etc. and retrenchment of contract workers – case of Pratapgarh SSA – UP (East) Circle.<<view letter>>

 

17 August, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on decisions of the CEC meeting of BSNL Casual & Contract Workers Federation.<<view letter>>

 

11 August, 2014:CHQ writes to GM (Admn.), BSNL on Non-accounting of EPF & ESI deducting for Contract Labour at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Circle.<<view letter>>

 

11 August, 2014:CHQ writes to GM (Admn.), BSNL on Non-payment of Minimum Wage to Contract Workers in Mainpuri SSA (UP West) .<<view letter>>

 

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