and President, JAC, met the CMD BSNL.
Com. P. Abhimanyu,
Convener, JAC and com. C. Singh, President, JAC met shri
Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL. They drew his attention
towards the non-settlement of some serious issues of the
Non-Executives like stagnation, designation change, etc.
They also pointed out that the JAC is seeking a meeting
with the CMD, for discussing these issues and the same has
not materialised so for. The CMD assured to look into the
issue and to do the needful.
Office letter on opening of Monsoon Control Room.<<view
is for net-neutrality – says Minister of Communications.
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad,
Minister for Communications has stated that government
would soon finalise the rules on net-neutrality, on
receipt of the reports of the TRAI and the Telecom
Department Committee. However, he stated that there must
be “availability of internet for all” and that there must
be no discrimination in access to internet.
achievement of Modi Sarkar - tax to be deducted on PF
The EPF organisation has
issued a notification on 21st May, to deduct Tax at Source
(TDS) on pro-mature Provident Fund withdrawals, from 1st
June onwards. Central Trade Unions have opposed this move
of the Modi government. It is worth remembering that the
same Modi government has given more than Rs.5 lakh crores
as concessions to the big corporates in the last budget.
Having done so, the government now wants to deduct income
tax on PF withdrawals of the workers. This is indeed
another great achievement of Modi Sarkar.
60% of global workforce without stable and full time jobs
– says ILO.
Over 60% of the world’s
workforce today is employed on short term contracts,
informal jobs without any contract, self employed or in
unpaid family jobs, says a new report of the International
Labour Organisation (ILO). The report of the ILO, called
“World Employment and Social Outlook 2015”, estimates a
loss of $3.7 trillion in the global demand due to
unemployment and lagging labour incomes and their effects
on consumption, investment and government revenue. ILO
report warns of serious economic and social repercussions
as a consequence of all these.
[Source: Business Line – 23.05.2015]
Sector bank employees will get 15% pay hike and 30 months
Employees of Public
Sector Banks and old generation private sector banks will
get 15% pay hike and arrears for 30 months. This is the
deal that the unions and the bank Managements have
reached. The settlement that has been reached, will be
formalised on 25th May, 2015. 7.5 lakh bank employees will
be benefited by this wage settlement.
Broadband customer base reached 100 million.
connections have crossed the 100 million mark. These
connections include, both wired and wireless. According to
the definition of the TRAI, a data connection with a
minimum speed of 512 kbps is considered as a broadband
connection. As of 31st March, 2015, the number of
broadband connections stood at 99.20 million. Airtel is
having the largest no. of broadband customers with 22.01
million. Vodafone is second with 19.37 million. BSNL is
the third with 18.88 million and Idea comes fourth with
14.52 million. The broadband subscriber base is growing at
2% per month.
who want to eat beef can go to Pakistan – says Nagvi.
Minister of state for
Parliamentary Affairs, Mukthar Abbas Naqvi has stated that
those who are dying without eating beef, can go to
Pakistan. The Minister does not know that in many states,
including Goa, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, a large number of
people eat beef. Whether Naqvi wants all these people to
go to Pakistan?
of JTO LICE vacancies of Tamil Nadu circle.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,
once again discussed the issue today with Ms. Madhu Arora,
GM (Estt.) and shri A.K. Singh, AGM (Pers.IV) and insisted
for the intervention of the Corporate Office, in
rectifying the mistakes that have arisen in the
calculation of JTO-LICE vacancies in Tamil Nadu circle.<<view
insists upon the Corporate Office for the prompt holding
of the PLI Committee meeting.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,
met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.) today and insisted for the
convening of the PLI Committee meeting without further
delay. The GM (Estt.) responded positively to the demand.
and 30% superannuation benefits issue discussed with the
The issues of Stagnation
and 30% Superannuation benefits were once again discussed
with Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.) today, by com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS. The GS pointed out that the Stagnation
problem is basically a creation of the Management and that
the union has already given various options for settling
the same, which should be looked into by the Management in
right earnest. On the 30% superannuation benefits issue,
the GS demanded that this issue should be solved
expeditiously and to the satisfaction of the Directly
Recruited employees of BSNL.
A.N. Rai, will hold additional charge of Director (CM).
The DoT has directed that
shri A.N. Rai, Director (EB) will also hold the additional
charge as the Director (CM). Shri A.N. Rai is already
holding additional charge as the Director (HR) also.
fixes a minimum bench mark to the external candidates for
BSNL has notified that
the external candidates desiring to apply for the MT
recruitment should possess a minimum of 60% marks (for OC)
and 55% Marks (for SC/ST) in the engineering degree.
questioned as to why no action is taken on Adesh Kumar
Gupta, against whom CBI has filed FIR five months ago.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,
BSNLEU, com. G.L. Jogi, President, SNEA and com. K.
Sebastin, GS, SNEA met shri V.K. Singh, CVO BSNL yesterday
the 20.05.2015, and asked why no action has been taken
against Adesh Kumar Gupta, GM, Noida, against to whom CBI
has filed FIR five months ago. The leaders also questioned
why his name is not included in the ODI list (Officer of
Doubtful Integrity) and how he continues to hold the
sensitive post of the head of an SSA. The CVO was giving
evasive replies. The leaders told the CVO that they will
be taking the case to the CVC level, if prompt action is
not taken on Adesh Kumar Gupta.
contempt case came up for hearing today.
The ITS contempt case
came up for hearing in the Delhi High Court. The counsel
for DoT submitted that they were prepared to change their
order and were prepared to implement the order of the
Hon’ble High Court in a phased manner. However, the counsel for BSNLEU, SNEA
and AIBSNLEA opposed this and insisted that the original
order of the Hon’ble High Court should be implemented.
Thereafter, the case was posted for hearing on 31.07.2015.
Office directs CGMs to take efforts to ensure that good
hospitals remain in BSNL’s empanelment.
In the 32nd
meeting of the National Council held on 14.05.2015, the
Staff Side expressed it’s utmost unhappiness that good and
reputed hospitals are being forced to leave BSNL’s
empanelment due to the inordinate delay in settlement of
bills. As a result of this, Corporate Office has issued
letter to all the CGMs to ensure that good hospitals
remain in BSNL’s panel, through prompt releasing of
Office letter on instructions for provision of liability
on account of payment of EPF to casual labourers for the
period between 01.10.2000 to 10.01.2011.<<view
writes to the GM (Admn.) demanding extension of the free
call concession on the landlines of the serving and
writes to the Director (HR), demanding implementation of
the National Council decision to re-examine the RR of MT,
so as to give opportunity to the Non-Executives.<<view
notification for the Recruitment of Management Trainee
from internal candidates.<<view
notification for the Recruitment of Management Trainee
from external candidates.<<view
all out efforts to popularise BSNL’s free calls scheme.
It is more than one
month, since the BSNL Management introduced the scheme of
allowing free calls from it’s landlines from 9pm to 7am.
This is an innovative scheme indeed. If proper marketing
is done by utilizing this scheme, it will help to
substantially increase BSNL’s landline market share. But
it is a misfortune that the public in general is still not
fully aware that such a concession has been given to the
BSNL landline customers. Hence, the employees of BSNL have
to take initiative to organise various marketing
activities, like organising melas, etc., to popularise the
free calls scheme. The circle and district secretaries of
BSNLEU are requested to take the initiative in this
regard. The Forum which is meeting at New Delhi on
25.05.2015, will discuss this issue and will give the
necessary guideline to the circle and district level
of Non-Executives for the recruitment of Management
Management has issued
notification for the recruitment of Management Trainees.
Against the “internal quota”, only Executives are eligible
to appear. A question arises, why the Non-Executives, who
have the requisite qualification (engineering degree), are
not being allowed. Earlier, BSNLEU had taken up this item
in the National Council and Management was forced to amend
the RR for including Non-Executives also for the MT
recruitment. However, thereafter, due to pressure from
certain vested interests, Management secretly revised the
RR, to exclude the Non-Executives. Hence, BSNLEU once
again took up this issue in the National Council. This
time, Management replied that notification was going to be
issued shortly, and hence revision of the RR would be
considered after the 1st recruitment is made. However, the
recruitment was also delayed. Now, the notification is
issued. BSNLEU will force to Management to amend the RR,
after this recruitment is over, to provide opportunity to
the Non-Executives also.
to join the strike against the anti-labour policies of
“The Sangh Parivar-affiliate,
Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, has turned down RSS' persuasion
and decided to join other trade unions to announce a
protest against the Modi government's economic policies on
May 26 when it completes its first year in office.”
“Sources said BMS
conveyed to RSS its decision to join other central trade
unions to announce the plan to hold a countrywide strike
against Modi government's "anti-labour" policies, FDI and
other related decisions.”
from Times of India dated 20.05.2015]
writes to the CVO, on the threatening and blackmails of
shri Rohit Sabharwal, contractor, Ludhiana.<<view
year ITI certificate holders and Sports Assistants in the
pay scale of Rs.9020 – 17430 with five years service are
eligible to appear TTA LICE.
As regards the
eligibility to appear the LICE for promotion to the cadre
of TTA, Corporate Office has issued the following two
(1) Officials holding two year ITI certificate in
any discipline is eligible to appear the LICE for TTA.
Sports Assistants who are in the pay scale of Rs.9020 –
17430 and with five years of residency service in the pay
scale are eligible to appear the LICE for TTA.<<view
BSNL will hold the additional charge of Director (Finance)
for a period of three months beyond 01.03.2015.<<view
with degree, diploma and post graduation obtained directly
from universities without passing +2 exam are not eligible
to appear TTA LICE.
CHQ is getting a number
of queries, as to whether officials who had not passed the
regular +2 exam, but who have obtained degree, diploma and
post graduation directly from the universities are
eligible to appear the forthcoming TTA LICE. CHQ has
already taken up this issue with the Corporate Office and
has held discussion with the GM (Estt.). Corporate Office
however, has taken a position that such officials are not
eligible to appear the forthcoming TTA LICE.
PLI Committee meeting without further delay.
The Joint Committee,
formed to finalise the new Bonus/PLI formula has not met
after 12.03.2015. The Staff Side has already settled
crucial issues in finalising the new Bonus/PLI formula.
For example, it is already decided in the Joint Committee
that Bonus/PLI will not be linked with the profit of the
Company, but only with the National Level Productivity of
the Company. Further, the Management Side has been taking
a stubborn position that the new Bonus/PLI formula will be
linked with the PMS (Performance Management System).
However, through discussion, the Staff Side has made the
Management Side to accept that the new Bonus/PLI formula
will not be linked with the PMS. Several other
improvements have also been made. BSNLEU has demanded that
the next meeting of the Joint Committee should be convened
without further delay.<<view
not the Rich and the Affluent be brought to justice.
It appears that in our
country that the Rich and the Affluent will not be brought
to justice even if they commit serious criminal offences.
FIR was filed against Adesh Kumar Gupta, the notorious
former GM of Ghaziabad, in the murder case of our former
district secretary com. Sukendar Pal Singh. However, Adesh
Kumar Gupta was able to get the FIR quashed through court.
Thereafter, on 19.12.2014, CBI raided the offices and
residences of Adesh Kumar Gupta. An FIR has been filed by
the CBI under section 168 of the IPC, against Adesh Kumar
Gupta for charges of corruption and misuse of official
powers. However, so far BSNL Management has not taken any
action on Adesh Kumar Gupta. What is the secret? BSNLEU
once again has written to the CMD BSNL to take immediate
tributes paid to com. Moni Bose, on the occasion of his
5th Death Anniversary.
The K.G. Bose Smriti
Bhawan Trust and the BSNL Co-ordination Committee of West
Bengal conducted a meeting yesterday the 19.05.2015, at
Kolkata, to observe the 5th death anniversary of com. Moni
Bose. The meeting was presided over by com. Adhir Kr. Sen,
the former vice-president (CHQ) of BSNLEU. Com. Jyotsna
Bose, wife of com. Moni Bose and Dr. Goutam Bose, the son
of com. Moni Bose, were also present in the meeting. Rich
tributes were paid to the leader, by com. Animesh Mitra,
Vice President (CHQ), com. Dilip Das, former AGS, com.
Biplab Das, Convener, Co-ordination Committee, com. Sisir
Roy, former Circle Secretary, Kolkata Telephones, com.
Piyush Chakraborty, com. Manisha Biswas, com. Akhilesh
Banerjee and many others.<<views
of the meeting>>
Office issues clarification to Andhra Pradesh circle, on
the educational criteria to appear TTA LICE.
Based on the request of
the Andhra Pradesh Circle Union of BSNLEU, CHQ has
demanded that the Corporate Office should issue necessary
clarification to the CGM, AP circle, on the educational
criteria to appear the TTA LICE. Accordingly, the
Corporate Office has issued necessary clarification.<<view
(Estt.) urged to send expeditious guideline to Tamil Nadu
circle on calculating JTO LICE vacancies.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,
met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM(Estt.), today the 19.05.2015, and
discussed the following issues.
(1) The GS urged upon the GM (Estt.) and Shri A.K.
Singh, AGM (Pers.IV) to immediately issue necessary
guideline to Tamil Nadu circle, on the method of
calculating vacancies for the JTO LICE held on 02.06.2013.
The GS also discussed with them the recent judgement of
the Hon’ble Madras High Court, on the JTO LICE, for
further and appropriate legal action.
GS demanded the GM (Estt.) to honour the judgement of the
Hon’ble CAT Ernakulam bench, as well as the Hon’ble High
Court of Kerala, in the matter of promotion from Junior
Accountant to Senior Accountant.
GS pointed out that all the Telecom Mechanics who were
conferred with Temporary Status prior to 30.09.2000 should
be issued with Presidential Orders. He further pointed out
that while calling for data from the circles, the
Corporate Office has laid down 10.04.2006 as the cut of
date, which is a violation of the DoT orders.
(4) The GS demanded that the Overtime Rates should
immediately be revised as per the judgement of the Hon’ble
Mumbai High Court. BSNLEU has already written in this
regards to the Corporate Office.
The GM (Estt.) assured to
take appropriate action on the issues represented by the
(Admn.), BSNL Corporate Office, urged upon to immediately
constitute the Committee for review of BSNLMRS, as per the
decision of the National Council.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,
met Shri S.K. Sinha, GM(Admn.) today the 19.05.2015 and
discussed the following issues.
(1) The GS demanded that as per the decision of
the National Council meeting held on 14.05.2015, the
sub-committee of the National Council, on the review of
the BSNLMRS should immediately be constituted. The GM (Admn.)
assured that immediate action will be taken to constitute
The GS demanded that Corporate Office should immediately
issue letter on granting Rs.200/- per month, in lieu of
the Rs.200/- SIM to all the BSNL Staff posted in the MTNL
service areas. The GM (Admn.) replied that the issue is
being sent for the approval of the Management Committee.
On the issue of allowing and that letter will be issued
after approval of the Management Committee. calls to other
networks on the Rs.200/- SIM the GS demanded that
Corporate Office should take a decision without further
with Sr.GM (SR).
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,
met Shri Shameem Akhtar, Sr.GM(SR) today and demanded that
BSNLEU should be expeditiously allotted with an
alternative accommodation, since the government as already
decided to handover the present accommodation at D-7 to
the Jharkhand government. The GS also requested the
Sr.GM(SR) to finalise the constitution for the National,
Circle and local councils without further delay, since
both the Recognised Union have already submitted their
views on the issue.
BSNL is urged to take immediate action on Adesh Kumar
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS,
BSNLEU, com. G.L. Jogi, President, SNEA and com. Sebastin,
GS, SNEA met Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL today and
demanded immediate action on Adesh Kumar Gupta, GM, Noida,
on whom serious corrupt charges are leveled by the CBI,
and also FIR has been filed. The CMD assured to look into
pays respectful homage to com. Moni Bose.
pays it’s a respectful homage to com. Moni Bose, on the
occasion of his 5th death anniversary. Com. Moni Bose left
us on this day in 2010. BSNLEU will continue to follow the
path shown by com. Moni Bose, and will strive to achieve
his unfulfilled goals.
Office calls for report on the functioning of Works
In the National Council
meeting held on 14.05.2015, the staff side made a bitter
complaint about the non-functioning of the Works
Committees. Formation of Works Committees at SSA level is
the demand, as well as achievement of BSNLEU. However, in
most of the SSAs, either the Works Committee is still not
constituted, or meetings are not being held, as per the
stipulation of the Corporate Office orders. It is obvious
that the district level administration does not want to
convene meetings of the Works Committee, for fear of
criticism from Recognised Unions, on the issue of
improving the quality of services. Unfortunately, the
district unions of the Recognised Unions are also not
showing much interest in getting the meeting of the Works
Committees conducted periodically. CHQ calls upon the
district unions to view this issue seriously and to take
steps for conducting regular meetings of the Works
Committees. The Director (HR) has also assured in the last
National Council meeting, to explore the possibilities of
forming Works Committees at circle levels.<<view
corporate office letter>>
Office letter on strict implementation of the Transfer
corporate office letter>>
of EPF to casual labourers from 01.10.2000 to 10.01.2011
The EPF scheme has
already been implemented to the casual labourers working
in BSNL, as a social security measure. However, the scheme
is implemented only w.e.f. 10.01.2011, even though the
casual labourers are working even before the BSNL is
formed. Hence, BSNLEU and the BSNL Casual Contract Workers
Federation (BSNL CCWF) have been continuously taking up
the issue that the EPF scheme should be implemented w.e.f.
01.10.2000. As a result, Corporate Office has issued
letter today, directing all the CGM’s to immediately make
payment of EPF contribution arrears for the period from
01.10.2000 to 10.01.2011. All the casual labourers working
BSNL will get a very big amount credited in their EPF
accounts as a result of this order. BSNLEU congratulates
all the beneficiaries.<<view
corporate office letter>>
writes to the GM (ERP), BSNL Corporate Office, demanding
immediate provision in the ERP system, to facilitate
employees for converting their GPF advance into Final
writes to the GM (Estt.), BSNL Corporate Office, demanding
revision OTA rates in line with the judgement of the
Hon’ble High Court of Bombay.<<view
to get $2.5 billion as loan from Chinese banks – Agreement signed
during Modi’s China visit.
Bharti Airtel has signed
agreement with Chinese Banks, to get loans to the tune of
2.5 billion US dollars (Rs.15,000 crore). The Company will
get $2 billion as loan from China
Development Bank and $500 million as loan from
Industrial and Commercial Bank of
China. Agreements to this effect were signed during
the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to China.
It is a known fact that Chinese commercial banks are
extending loans at much cheaper rates than the Indian
commercial banks. Bharti Airtel is already having network
equipment sourcing agreements with China’s ZTE and Hua Wei.
DNA 16th May, 2015]
of sufficient stores and materials to take advantage of
the scheme offering free calls between 9 pm and 7 am
- CHQ writes to the CMD BSNL.
All are aware that the
Management has introduced the scheme which offers free
calls on landlines between 9 pm and 7 am. This scheme
cannot bring the desired results, unless our landline
network is maintained fault-free. The acute shortage of
stores and materials prevailing at the field level is a
big hurdle in maintaining a fault-free landline network.
CHQ has written to the CMD BSNL demanding immediate and
adequate procurement of good quality stores and materials.
Circle and district secretaries are requested to take up
this issue at their respective levels, pressurising the
administration to promptly procure the requisite stores
of Presidential Orders to the TSMs who were promoted as
Telecom Mechanics - CHQ writes to the Corporate Office
demanding not to make any discrimination between those who
were promoted before 10.04.2006 and after that date.<<view
poor performance in the export of Hi-tech goods.
It is almost 24 years
since the Neo-Liberal Policies are implemented. It was
tom-tommed by the govt. that the liberalisation of the
economy will bring huge capital and state-of-the art
technology. But the latest figures released by the World
Bank shows that India is even behind countries like
Thailand and Vietnam in the export of Hi-tech goods. China
with the export of Hi-tech goods worth $560/- billion is
ranking no.1 and Germany with $193.1 billion is the
second. India with $16.7 is in the 23rd position. Thailand
with $33.9 billion and Vietnam with $27.8 billion are much
ahead of India.
I will not waive my gas subsidy.
The government is moving
fast in withdrawing all the subsidies being given to the
common man. Healthcare, Education, and food subsides are
already cut down to a great extent. While doing this, the
government is also increasing the quantum of concessions
being given to the corporates. In the budget for the year
2015-16, concessions worth Rs.5,89,285.2 crore are given
to the corporates. Recently, the government has given call
to the citizens to sacrifice their gas subsidy. A write
up, published in the Mangalore Today News Network on the
subject is reproduced for the benefit of our visitors.<<<view
Day satyagraha by the Casual and Contract Workers of
The Casual and Contract
Workers of Kerala circle, organised under the banner of
BSNL Casual Contract Labour Union, went on a two day
satyagraha on 13th & 14th May, 2015. The satyagraha was
conducted in front of the CGM office, as well as in front
of the all the GM offices. The demands raised were
implementation of the agreement reached between the CGM
and the Union, regularisation of all casual and contract
workers, wage increase, equal wages for equal work,
payment of wages on time, implementation of EPF & ESI to
all workers, supply of Identity Card, payment of bonus,
supply of adequate stores and materials for the
improvement of services, etc. A large number of casual and
contract workers participated in the satyagrahas. Leaders
and active members of BSNLEU participated and supported
the satyagraha. CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates the
casual and contract workers of Kerala.<<views
press release on carrying over unused 3G data to next
writes to the Corporate Office, demanding to immediately
send the clarification to the CGM, Tamil Nadu, regarding
the methodology for calculation of vacancies, for the JTO
LICE held on 02.06.2013.<<view
Management has issued notification for the recruitment of
Management Trainees (MT).
BSNL Management has
issued notification for the recruitment of Management
Trainees (MT). Recruitment will be done to fill 200 posts.
Among these 200 posts, 150 will be for Telecom Operations
and 50 will be for Telecom Finance. Application has to be
submitted online, which starts on 25th May and ends on
14th June. For the Internal candidates 4 years of service
as Executive is must. BSNLEU is strongly demanding that
the Non-Executives also, who process the requisite
qualification, should be allowed to appear the exam.
Management has assured that the RR would be reviewed,
after holding the first exam/recruitment. BSNLEU will
continue to pressurise the Management to permit
Non-Executives to appear this exam.
telephone users are 100 crore now.
The number of telephone
customers has reached the magic figure of 100 crores in
the end of April 2015. As per the report of the TRAI,
India’s telephone customer’s number was 996.49 million in
the month of March 2015. The average monthly growth of
telephone customers is .93%. As such, the number has
reached 1 billion (100 crores) by the end of April 2015.
In this, BSNL’s customers
were 77.02 million by the end of March 2015. MTNL’s was
3.51 million customers of other operators are as follows:
Idea - 157.80 million
Reliance - 109.47 million
Tata Teleservices - 66.31
Court dismisses the petitions of
private operators for extension of license period.
The Supreme Court of
India dismissed a bench of petitions yesterday, filed by
the private telecom operators, including Airtel, Vodafone
and Reliance. These companies have prayed for the
extension of the period of their licenses. The Supreme
Court has observed that there was no merit in the
on the discussions took place in the National Council
meeting held today the 14th May 2015.
Council meeting held.
National Council meeting was held today, the 14.05.2015.
The meeting was presided over by Shri A.N. Rai, Director
(HR). Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Balbir Singh, President,
com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, com. Animesh Mitra, Vice
President and com. C.K. Gundanna, CS, Karnataka
participated in the meeting from BSNLEU. A note on the
discussions and decisions of the meeting will be uploaded
on CHQ website shortly.
diverted over Rs 33,000 crore from USO Fund for other
The Department of Telecom
(DoT) has diverted 33,682 crore from the Universal Service
Obligation (USO) Fund, for other purposes from 2002-03 to
2013-14, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has
said in its report on Accounts of Union Finances. The USO
Fund was formed to provide telephone and broadband
services in rural areas.
"Against the total
collection of universal access levy (UAL) of 58,579.4
crore during 2002-03 to 2013-14, disbursement of subsidy
of only 24,896.5 crore was made from the fund during these
periods. Rest of the amount was spent for other purposes,"
the CAG said.
[Source: Economic Times
Office letter on implementation of service tax on PLI
premium in the ERP system.<<view
Office letter on conducting regular quarterly meetings of
Works Committees and sending consolidated reports.
Circular No.1, dated 14.05.2015.<<<click
Office letter on
additional facility of unlimited free calls between 9 PM
to 7AM on landline and mobile of any network within India
under all the “retail” Broadband combo plans including
circle specific BB Combo plans and those BB combo plans
which were earlier withdrawn for new customers but still
some customers are working in these plans.<<<click
of JTO vacancies in Tamil Nadu circle, for the JTO LICE
held on 02.06.2013 - General Secretary meets GM(Estt.),
The Tamil Nadu Circle
administration has written to the BSNL Corporatre Office,
seeking approval for the methodology in which the JTO
vacancies are to be calculated for the JTO LICE held on
02.06.2013. This letter was written on 15.04.2015. It is
almost one month since the approval was sought. However,
so far Corporate Office has not approved any of the two
methodologies suggested by the TN circle administration.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, met Ms.Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.),
BSNL CO today and discussed the issue and demanded that
early approval be given to Tamil Nadu circle. The GM (Estt.)
assured to look into this and send expeditious approval to
Tamil Nadu circle.
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
urged to immediately issue Rs.200 SIM to the
Non-Executives posted in MTNL areas.
Com. P. Abhimnayu, GS and
com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri S.K. Sinha, GM (Admn.),
yesterday the 12.05.2015 and demanded that the Rs.200/-
SIM facility should immediately be provided to the
Non-Executives posted in MTNL service areas. They also
demanded that the Management should immediately take
decision to allow calls to other networks on this SIM.
demands Management to extend free call facility on
landlines to the employees and retirees also.
BSNL has introduced the
scheme of allowing free calls on landlines from 9 pm to 7
am. But the same is not extended to the landlines of BSNL
employees and retirees (SE DoT and R DoT categories).
BSNLEU has already taken up this issue with the CMD BSNL.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS
met shri S.K. Sinha, GM (Admn.) yesterday the 12.05.2015
and demanded him to take steps to extend this facility to
the employees and retirees also.
of the meeting of the JAC, held yesterday the 12.05.2015.<<<click
reduces IUC charges.
The TRAI has reduced the
Inter connect Usage Charges (IUC). The charge is reduced
from 20 paise per minute to 14 paise per minute. The IUC
is paid by the operator, whose customer makes a call, to
the operator whose customer receives the call.
writes to the Corporate Office, demanding Rs.200/- SIM to
the Non-Executives posted in MTNL service areas and also
the facility to call customers of other networks.<<<view letter>>>
Modi government now wants to grab PSU lands for corporates.
Through the “Land
Acquisition Bill”, the Narendra Modi government wanted to
grab the lands of farmers and to hand them over to the
Corporates. However, this bill has created severe
opposition among the farmers and people. So, the
government is now eyeing the lands of Public Sector
Undertakings. The PSUs are having vast tracts of lands
with them in prime locations. In the name of
infrastructure development, the Modi government wants to
grab these lands, only to be handed over to the corporates.
It is reported that the Ministry of Heavy Industries, the
nodal ministry of the PSUs, has already sought details of
lands available with the PSUs. It is reported that 2.5
lakh acres of lands are available with the sick PSUs
The Economic Times, dated 12.05.2015]
annual sports grants
to various Circles.<<view
Corporate Office letter>>
viewership of BSNLEU website crossed 15,00,000.
It is amazing to note
that the viewership of BSNLEU website crossed the
15,00,000 mark on 09-05-2015. This shows how popular, as
well as trusted, is the website of BSNLEU. Even though
BSNLEU started it's website in 2005, the site was modified
on 27-01-2009. So, 15,00,000 is the number of visitors who
visited the website after 27-01-2009. BSNLEU not only
carries updates connected with the BSNL and it’s
employees, but also on all social, political and economic
issues affects the working class and the people of the
country. This website will continue to play this pivotal
role in creating awareness among the employees. BSNLEU
sincerely thanks all the viewers for the solid support
they have given.
Action Committee (JAC) meeting taking place on 12-05-2015.
A meeting of the Joint
Action Committee (JAC) of the Unions and Associations of
the Non-Executives is taking place on 12-05-2015. This
meeting is expected to review the status of the important
issues of the Non-Executives and to decide the future
course of action.
to meet on 13-05-2015 to chalk out future course of
The Forum of Unions and
Associations of the Non-Executives and Executives will
meet at New Delhi on 13-05-2015. The meeting will review
the 2 day strike, as well as the talks that were held on
01-05-2015, with the Secretary, DoT. After reviewing the
developments, the meeting is expected to decide about the
future course of action, on the issue of revival of BSNL.
Council meets on 14-05-2015.
The National Council
meeting is taking place on 14-05-2015. This meeting should
have been held in the month of December 2014 itself.
However, due to the lethargy and negligent attitude of the
Management, it is taking place much belatedly, despite
repeated reminders by the Staff Side to hold the meeting
on time. As a prelude to the National Council meeting, the
Staff Side meeting is taking place at 1030 hrs
Yashveer Singh, District Secretary, Haridwar passed away.
CHQ is extremely
shocked and saddened to inform that com.Yashveer Singh,
District Secretary, Haridwar, passed away
yesterday, due to a massive heart attack. Com. Yashveer
Singh was aged only around 50 years. CHQ pays it's
respectful homage to com.Yashveer Singh and conveys it’s
heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the
points out loss of Rs.31,000 crore loss due to
non-imposition of fines and undue gains to private
The Comptroller and
Auditor General of India has pointed out a loss of
Rs.31,000 crore to the exchequer, due to non-imposition
of fines and undue gains to private telecom companies.
The CAG has pointed out that Bharati Airtel made an undue
gain of Rs.499 crore, due to the hasty decision of the DoT
to merge Chennai telecom circle with Tamil Nadu in 2005.
Further, Reliance Jio was benefited to the tune of
Rs.3367.29, since the DoT allowed it to provide voice
service under the new licensing regime. The CAG has also
pulled up the DoT's vigilance arm for failing to impose a
penalty of Rs.4,300 crore on telecom companies for
violation of mobile tower radiation rules. The CAG has
also stated that Reliance Communications and Tata Tele
services were benefitted to the tune of Rs.822.06 crore,
after the DoT granted telecom licenses for dual technology
in October 2007. It is also accused by the CAG that the
decision of the DoT to allow intra - circle roaming, which
involves sharing of spectrum by telecom operators, also
caused huge financial loss.
[ source: Indian Express
date 09-05-2015 ]
Office guidelines on constitution of local councils at
Circle Headquarters and SSA levels.<<click
Office letter on
allotment of Staff Quarters to the Officers of DoT Units
viz. VTM/TERM/CCA - Cells.<<click
quality of service come under severe criticism in
BSNL's quality of service
came under severe criticism in the Parliament on
Tuesday last. While criticising the quality of service of
BSNL, shri Sanjay Dotre, a member of the BJP, wondered
whether some of the BSNL employees are working for the
private telecom companies, since they are not interested
in improving their own services, and thereby helping the
private companies to expand their networks. The MP drew
applause from the opposition bench. Telecom Minister, Ravi
Shankar Prasad intervened and defended BSNL by saying that
BSNL is suffering from the days of the UPA government.
in urban India is 168.
Telecom Minister, Ravi
Shankar Prasad has provided the following information in
the Parliament, regarding the telecom services of the
country. The Minister has stated that Teledensity in
urban India stood at 168, as of February, 2015, while the
same in rural areas stood at 47. The National teledensity
stood at 78.73 said the Minister. He has also stated that
out of the 5 lakh villages in the country, only 55,000
villages do not have telecom network.
BSNL writes to all CGMs to provide uninterrupted telecom
services during Monsoon season.<<click
Office letter on Operation Samundra (BSNL) Manthan.<<click
of the 21st meeting of Standing Committee of
National Council held on 10th
February and 12th March, 2015.<<click
Office approves one more center to hold TTA exam in AP
The Andhra Pradesh Circle
Union requested the CHQ to take up issue with the
Corporate Office, for arranging more exam centres for the
forthcoming TTA exam. CHQ took up the issue and demanded
to arrange 3 more centres. However, the Corporate Office
agreed to organise only one more centre at Vijayawada, in
addition to Hyderabad.
of the Indian Telecom Sector hits Rs.2.19 trillion.
Quoting the figures
provided by the Minister of Communications in the
Parliament, the PTI has reported that the revenue of the
Indian Telecom Sector was a whopping Rs.2.19
trillion($34.3 billion) for the financial year 2013-14.
This is equivalent to 1.93 % of the GDP of the country.
In the financial year 2012-13, the revenue of the Telecom
Sector was Rs.2.07 trillion.
Office issues letter, to allow immunity from transfers
beyond the first term.
CHQ is pleased to inform
that after much dilly - dallying, the Corporate Office has
finally issued letter, modifying the earlier letter issued
on immunity from transfers. According to earlier letter of
the Corporate Office, immunity from transfers to the
office bearers of the Recognised Unions will be available
only for the first term, and not for the subsequent terms.
BSNLEU took up the issue continuously, demanding that the
facility should be made available for the subsequent terms
also, as per the DoT orders. This was discussed with the
Director (HR) and was accepted also. However, the matter
was delayed and modified letter was not issued. Meanwhile,
BSNLEU came to know that the SR Branch was moving a note
to deny our demand. Hence, CHQ lodged it's protest. The
matter was discussed with the GS, NFTE BSNL also, and he
also consented for giving call for protest demonstrations.
Under these circumstances, the Corporate Office has issued
letter, modifying the earlier letter. As per this letter,
the facility of immunity from transfers will be available
for the subsequent terms also.<<<view
Office letter on conducting Circle High Power Committee (CHPC)
meeting for consideration of Compassionate Ground
Appointment (CGA) cases as per changed procedure.<<<view
Shameem Aktar, Sr.GM (SR) says that the demand of the
Union on the issue of immunity from transfers is being
Shri Shameem Aktar, Sr.GM
(SR) spoke to com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, today and conveyed
the decision of the Corporate Office to settle the issue
of immunity from transfers. He has said that the demand of
the Union, that the facility of immunity from transfers
should be made available to the office bearers of the
Recognised Unions not only for the first term, but also
for the subsequent terms is accepted. He has stated that
the Corporate Office letter in this regard, would be
directs BSNL Management to explore the possibility of
settling the stagnation issue.
The Regional Labour
Commissioner (Central) conducted conciliation today the
06.05.2015, between the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of
the Unions and Associations of the Non-Executives and the
BSNL Management, on the charter of demands on which the
one day strike took place on 27.11.2014. Com. P. Abhimanyu,
Convener, JAC, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU and
com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS participated in the
discussion on behalf of the JAC. Sr.GM (SR) and GM (Estt.)
participated from the Management. The Management Side
submitted a status report on the 9 issues on which the
Convener JAC had submitted a detailed note to the RLC. The
JAC representatives strongly argued that the stagnation
issue should be settled, if necessary by revising the wage
revision agreement. They also pointed out that the wage
revision agreement was already revised by the Management,
while granting 78.2% IDA fixation. The Management Side
agreed to hold discussion with the JAC on the issue of
stagnation as well as other demands contained in the
charter of demands.<<view
status report submitted to the RLC, by the BSNL
Management, in response to the detailed note submitted to
the RLC, by the Convener of the JAC.<<view report>>
from transfers – BSNL Management wants to deny the
facility for the subsequent terms.
While issuing the revised
order on immunity from transfers to the office-bearers of
the Recognised Trade Unions, the BSNL Corporate Office has
mischievously inserted a condition that the facility of
immunity from transfers will be available only for one
term. This is against the DoT order, on immunity from
transfers, existing till recently. BSNLEU has taken up
this issue with the Director (HR) and strongly demanded
that the facility should be made available for the
subsequent terms also, as per the DoT orders. BSNLEU has
already written a number of letters on this issue and has
already held a number of discussions. The issue was again
discussed with the Sr.GM (SR) today, by com. P. Abhimanyu,
GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS. From today’s
discussion, it is understood that the BSNL Management is
moving in the direction of giving the facility only for
the first term and not for the subsequent terms. This move
of the Management is mischievous and is aimed at
curtailing the trade union rights in BSNL. BSNLEU will
shortly give call for nation wide protest demonstrations,
in consultation with other organizations, against this
mischievous move of the BSNL Management.
suicides, Neo-Liberal Policies and the working class" - article of Tele
Crusader, May 2015.<<<
Read article >>>
writes to the CMD BSNL, demanding discussion on the long
pending problems of the Non-Executives.<<view
writes to the CMD BSNL to get the Revised JTO RR approved
by the BSNL Board, without further delay.<<view
against the anti-labour policies of Modi government will
be decided on 26th May, 2015 – says BMS General Secretary.
Com. Vrijesh Upadyay, the
General Secretary, BMS, has stated in a statement that the
Central Trade Unions are holding a Workers Convention at
New Delhi on 26th May, 2015, to decide nationwide
agitational programme, including strike, against the
anti-worker policies of the government. Dilution of Labour
Laws, disinvestment in PSUs, price rise, unemployment,
universal social security cover for workers, etc. are the
issues against which the struggle would take place, said
com. Vrijesh Upadyay. It is a known fact that BMS is close
to the BJP. Even an organisation like the BMS is unable to
bear the anti-labour policies of the Narendra Modi
conciliation to take place tomorrow, on the demands of the
The Regional Labour
Commissioner will hold a conciliation meeting tomorrow the
06.05.2015, between the JAC and the BSNL Management, on
the demands of the one day strike that took place on
meeting to be held on 12.05.2015.
A meeting of the Joint
Action Committee of the Unions and Associations of the
Non-Executives will be held at 1600 hrs on 12.05.2015, at
the BSNLMS office. The meeting will review the status of
the issues and will decide about the future course of
clarification on refund of BWA Spectrum charges from the
Originally, BSNL was to
get an amount of Rs.6,700 crore from the DoT, towards
refund of BWA Spectrum charges. But, thereafter, Rs.2,000
crore has been adjusted towards the payments to be made by
the BSNL to the DoT. Thus, as of now, only Rs.4,700 crore
is due from the DoT, towards refund of BWA Spectrum
charges. We came to know about this fact only a few days
back. We are making this clarification, since some
comrades have raised the doubt.
day circle conference of UP (East) circle started at
The two day circle
conference of BSNLEU of UP (East) circle started at
Chitrakoot in Banda district today. The conference is
inaugurated by com.Premnath Rai, General Secretary, CITU,
Uttar Pradesh. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, com. Balbir Singh,
President and com.K.R.Yadav, Vice-President also addressed
the Conference. The leaders explained the issues related
to the revival of BSNL, the grievances of the
Non-Executives and the anti-worker and pro-corporate
policies of the Narendra Modi government. Delegates
session started after the inaugural session.
<<<views of the Conference>>>
of May Day celebration.<<click
on talks held between the Forum of BSNL Unions and
Associations and the Secretary, DoT, on 01-05-2015, on the
demands of the 2 days strike, held on 21st and 22nd April,
All the Unions and
Associations that took part in the 2 day strike
participated in the talks. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS,
represented BSNLEU. Shri Rakesh Garg, Secretary, DoT,
Ms.Reeta Teotia, Special Secretary, DoT, shri Uma Shankar,
Joint Secretary, DoT, Ms.Annie Moress, Member (Finance)
and shri N.K.Gupta, Member (Services) participated from
the DoT. BSNL Management was represented by shri Anupam
Srivastava, CMD BSNL, Ms.Sujatha Ray, Executive Director
(Finance) and shri Shameem Akhtar Sr.GM(SR). The following
are the important issues that were discussed. It was very
evident from the discussion, that our 2 day strike has
created very good impact on the government.<<<
view note >>>
is meeting Secretary, DoT, today.
As already informed, the
Secretary, DoT, is meeting the leaders of the Forum at
1700 hrs. today, to discuss the demands raised in the two
day strike held on 21st and 22nd April. Depending upon the
outcome of today’s meeting, Forum will decide upon the
future course of action.
Office press release on announces reduction in Roaming
insult to injury.
Om Prakash Dhankar, the
agriculture minister of Haryana, belonging to the BJP, has
stated that the farmers committing suicide are cowards and
criminals. This is highly condemnable. The National Crime
Record Bureau (NCRB) says that 2,96,438 farmers have
committed suicide between 1995 and 2013. Are the farmers
mad to commit suicide in such large numbers? It must be
noted that this is the period of intensive implementation
of the Neo-Liberal Policies, as a result of which the
subsidies given to farmers are cut down in a big way.
Monsoon failure and unseasonal rains also compounded the
problems of farmers, especially small and medium sized
farmers. These are the factors which have driven the
farmers to commit suicide in such large numbers. It is a
shame on the ruling BJP, that it’s ministers have become
so arrogant to make such derogatory remarks.
with shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and
com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri Anupam
Shrivastava, CMD and conveyed the appreciation of the
Union for taking the bold decision of making calls free
from landlines between 9 pm to 7 am, and stated that this
step would boost BSNL’s marketting in a big way. They also
drew the attention of the CMD BSNL to the non-settlement
of the burning issues of the Non-Executives, on which
strike took place on 27.11.2014, and demanded a discussion
on the issues. The CMD has assured for a discussion in the
month of May.
with GM (Estt.).
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and
com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.)
and once again urged upon her to issue expeditious
clarification and to Andhra Pradesh circle, on the queries
raised about the eligibility to appear the TTA exam. The
representatives also urged the GM (Estt.) to send
expeditious clarification, on the queries raised by the
CGM, Kolkata on NEPP. Some discussion crept in with
regards to the pension contribution of Directly Recruited
employees. The representatives reiterated the stand of the
Union that 30% contribution, in respect of superannuation
benefits, should be made by the Management.
for meeting between Forum and the Secretary, DoT, on
01.05.2015, on the demands of the 2 day strike, held on
21st & 22nd April, 2015.<<click
defence of net neutrality
– Editorial of the May 2015 issue
earth quake death toll may rise to 10,000.
Prime Minister, Sushil Koirala has informed that the Nepal
earth quake death toll may rise to 10,000. Already 5,000
dead bodies are recovered. India is extending all helps to
give relief to the quake affected Nepal.
meeting at Dalhousie – CEC members to note please.
CHQ has already informed
all CEC members that Pathankot is the nearest railway
station to reach Dalhousie. In case, tickets are not
available to Pathankot, CEC members are requested to reach
Jalandhar by train. From Jalandhar, CEC members can reach
Dalhousie by road, via Pathankot. As already informed by
the Reception Committee, CEC members are once again
requested strictly not to bring any guest with them.
net profit increases by 60% and Airtel’s net profit
increases by 31% in the 4th quarter.
As per media reports
Idea’s net profit increased by 60% and Airtel’s net profit
increased by 31% in the 4th quarter, for the period from
January to March 2015. Airtel’s net profit for the 4th
quarter is Rs.1255 crore. The Company’s net profit for the
same period last year was Rs.962 crore. Similarly, Idea
reported a net profit of Rs.942 crore for the 4th quarter.
The Company’s net profit has increased by 60% compared to
the net profit of last year.
day CEC meeting of AIBDPA started at Jamnagar.
The two day CEC meeting
of All India BSNL and DOT Pensioners Association started
at Jamnagar today. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, who is
invited to attend the meeting, could not attend the same
due to unavoidable reasons. BSNLEU expresses its warm
greetings to the CEC members and wishes the CEC meeting
the new opportunity to increase landline customers.
BSNL was not able to take
advantage of the mobile services, since the Ministers and
Government did not allow the Company to expand it’s
networks. At the same time, BSNL’s problems got compounded
due to the large scale surrender of landlines also. Crores
of BSNL’s landlines are surrendered in the recent years.
The BSNL Management has now come out with a scheme which
will help to substantially restore the lost glory of the
Company. The scheme announced by BSNL, which offers free
calls from BSNL landlines to all networks between
9:00 pm and 7:00 am should be publicised among the public
in a massive way. This will not only help us to stop the
surrender of landlines, but will also help us to increase
our landline customers substantially. Remember how BSNL
made rapid strides in mobile service in 2003-04 by
announcing incoming calls free and by doing away with the
deposit for postpaid connections.
letter of CMD BSNL to all CGM's on introducing free calls
between 9 pm and 7 am.<<view
Secretary pulls up telecom companies for call drops and
Telecom Secretary, Rakesh
Garg, has pulled up telecom operators for call drops and
inflated bills. He has said that people believe that call
drops are a deliberate attempt of service providers for
charging a customer multiple times. The Telecom Secretary
has also said the service providers frequently change the
package rates, contrary to the initially agreed
arrangement without any consent of the customer. What the
Telecom Secretary has not mentioned is that only the
private telecom companies are cheating the customers in
not carry out works for DoT, without advance payment or
approval from BSNL Corporate Office.
It is learnt that BSNL
Corporate Office has directed the circle heads not to
carry out works at Department of Telecom (DoT) offices in
their regions without advance payments or prior permission
of the Corporate Office. The letter reads thus: - "It is
hereby directed not to carry out any work on behalf of DoT
without receipt of written sanctions from DoT and without
advance payment for carrying out such work. The claims are
raised on DoT, after completion of the work and in most of
the cases such amounts remain unrealised and thus appear
outstanding amount in the books of accounts as claims
recoverable from DoT." It is learnt that, the letter
asked BSNL Chief General Managers to instruct all the unit
heads of their circle including civil engineering and
electrical wings to "strictly comply with these
instructions". It is learnt that an estimated amount of
Rs.300 crores remains unpaid, on account of works carried
out by BSNL for the DoT.
[Source: Press Trust of
India, dated 27 April 2015]
May Day in the most befitting manner.
The working people of the
country are in the midst of a serious attacks. The
Narendra Modi government is taking speedy steps to curtail
the hard won rights of the working class, through changes
in the labour laws. Serious attack is being launched on
the Public Sector through a massive disinvestment
programme. While the government is heaping concessions to
the corporates, it has launched an attack on the subsidies
meant for the marginalised sections of the people. The RSS
is out to divide the working people on communal lines.
Hence, this year’s May Day should be utilised to highlight
the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the Narendra
Modi government and also the necessity to strengthen the
unity of all sections of the working people.
writes reminder to the Corporate Office, on issuing
clarifications to the CGM, AP circle, on the eligibility
to appear TTA LDCE.<<view
writes to the Corporate Office, demanding to permit
the CGM, AP circle to hold the TTA LDCE in four centres.<<view
Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met the following officers and
discussed the following issues.
Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.)
Ms. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt.)
is requested to send necessary clarifications sought by
Andhra Pradesh circle, on the eligibility to appear TTA
LICE, and also to issue orders on implementation of EPF
w.e.f. 01.10.2000 for the casual labours. The issue of
extension of special incentives to the employees working
in Kashmir Valley is also insisted. The GM (Estt.),
assured to do the needful at the earliest.
Shri Shameem Akhtar, Sr.GM (Restg.).
It was demanded to
immediately hold the meeting on BSNL’s HR Plan, as per the
assurance given by the CMD BSNL, to the Forum on 17th
April, 2015. The GM (Restg.) assured to do so.
Shri D. Chakrabarti, GM (Rectt.).
The GM (Rectt.) is
demanded to expeditiously send the approval for holding
TTA exam in more centres in Andhra Pradesh circle, in
addition to circle HQ. The GM (Rectt.) assured that
needful would be done.
to hold National Council meeting on 14th May, 2015.<<click
and MTNL to levy local call charges to all calls to Nepal
for 3 days.
BSNL has always risen to
the occasion, in helping the people in distress, whenever
natural calamities have taken place. In line with this
tradition, BSNL and MTNL announced on 25.04.2015 that,
local call charges will be made applicable to all calls
made to Nepal. This facility will be in vogue for 3 days.
Airtel too, on the same day, announced that calls to Nepal
would be free for 48 hours.
operators threaten to raise data tariffs by 6 times.
Private telecom operators
like Airtel, Reliance etc. attempted make the internet a
facility of the rich and thereby mint more money. However,
their attempt to disturb the ‘Net neutrality’ is almost
foiled now. 11.8 lakh protest emails have been sent to the
TRAI and the Minister of Telecommunications, is forced to
make a statement that the govt. would take a final
decision on this. Having frustrated with these
developments, Gopal Vittal, MD, Airtel, has announced that
they may be forced to raise the data tariff by 6 times.
Such anti-people moves by the private companies should be
sufficiently taken to the people through our propaganda.
of the CGM, Kerala, to break the strike with police,
The CGM, Kerala is
notorious for his anti-worker attitude and provocative
actions. During the 2 day strike, he had summoned a large
posse of police to break the strike in CGM office at
Trivandrum. However, the determination of the leaders and
comrades has foiled the attempt of the CGM. Congrats to
records it’s protest over the inordinate delay in holding
meeting of the National Council.
The meeting of the
National Council should take place once in three months.
However, it is already six months since the last meeting
of the National Council was held in September, 2014. It
seems holding of the National Council meeting has become
the last priority of the Corporate Management. Hence,
BSNLEU has written letter to the CMD BSNL, expressing it’s
deep unhappiness over the inordinate delay in holding
National Council meetings.<<view
leaders acknowledge BSNLEU’s message of solidarity.
The death-toll in Nepal,
due to the Himalayan earthquake has risen to 2,200. Large
scale devastation is caused to buildings and other
infrastructures. BSNLEU has conveyed it’s condolences for
those who are killed, and has expressed it’s solidarity
with the people of Nepal at this hour of crisis. In reply
to BSNLEU’s messages, the following replies are sent by
the leaders of the Telecom Employees Association of Nepal
you comrade, hope everything will be normal though after
shock in repetition of earthquake is still going on.
- Com. Tankalal Shrestha, senior leader of
the TEAN, Nepal.
you comrade for your solidarity. What happened here is
terrible but we are not losing hope and still keeping it
all together and fighting it back collectively.”
Com. Indu Acharya,
Senior Vice-President, TEAN, Nepal.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Communications
held discussion with MPs, on the revival of BSNL.
Members of Parliament,
belonging to the CPI(M), including Shri Shankar Prasad Dutta, shri Jitendra Chowdhary, shri A. Sampath, shri
P. Karunakaran and shri P.K. Biju had raised the issue of the strike by 2.25 lakh
BSNL employees, demanding revival of BSNL, during ‘Zero
Hour’ in the Lok Sabha on 22.04.2015. Consequent to this, it
is learnt that the Minister of Communications, shri Ravi
Shankar Prasad, met these MPs yesterday the 24.04.2015 and has discussed
the issue. Details of the discussion are awaited.
lakh emails sent to the TRAI, demanding net neutrality.
11.8 lakh emails have
reportedly been sent to the TRAI, demanding net
neutrality. Telecom companies like Airtel, Reliance etc.
have taken steps to create a situation, wherein access to
good quality and speedy internet will be denied to the
common people. The TRAI, which has been taking a series of
pro-corporate measures, is supporting this measure of
Airtel, Reliance, etc. Opposing the moves, which will deny
net neutrality, a campaign is started to send emails to
the TRAI, demanding net neutrality. According to the
reports, 11.8 lakh such emails are sent to the TRAI till
yesterday, the last day to send views to the TRAI.
A very powerful
earthquake, measuring 7.9 in the Richter Scale, hit Nepal.
This is the most powerful earthquake that has hit Nepal in
the last 80 years. Loss of lives and widespread damages to
buildings are reported. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, spoke to
com. Thankalal Shreshta, one of the important leaders of
the Telecom Employees Association of Nepal (TEAN) and
conveyed BSNLEU’s sympathy and concern to the affected
people. Damages and loss of lives are also being reported
from states bordering Nepal, like UP, Bihar, etc. BSNLEU
expresses it’s condolences to the people who are killed in
for the Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, to be held
at Himachal Pradesh from 16th to 18th
Modi government decides to invest workers Provident Fund
money in the share market, to benefit the corporates.
The Labour Ministry has
directed the EPF Organisation to invest up to 15% of it’s
funds in the share market. The EPFOs deposits for the year
is Rs.80,000 crore. This amount is expected to increase up
to Rs.1,00,000 crore, due to the monthly wage ceiling that
has been increased from Rs.6,500 to Rs.15,000. Thus,
according to the directive of the Labour Ministry, in this
year itself Rs.15,000 crore may invested in the share
market from the EPF fund of the workers. And this
Rs.15,000 crore will be used by the big capitalists to
increase their profits. Ample chances are there that this
workers money, invested in the share market, may finally
vanish also, as it happened in the US and in the Europe at
the time of the Economic Crisis.
[Source: Times of India
ready for more serious struggles to save BSNL.
The BSNL employees are on
struggle almost for the past six months, demanding to take
steps for the revival of BSNL. The first notice for
indefinite strike from 03.02.2015, was served on
18.11.2014. Later on, the dates were changed and finally
the 2 day strike took place on 21st and 22nd
April, 2015. When the 2.25 lakh employees of one of the
biggest PSUs were on struggle, it is a shame on the
Minister of Communications and the Secretary, DoT, that
they could not find time to meet the trade union leaders
and discuss the issues, all these 6 months. We proudly say
that India is the biggest democracy in the world. Can such
a pathetic situation prevail for the workers in a
democracy? And fact remains that during all these 6 months
the Minister and the Secretary, DoT, had time to meet the
corporates in the telecom industry.
One day before the
strike, i.e. on 20.04.2015 the leaders were called for
talks with the Secretary, DoT at 7:30 PM. That is, hardly
5 hours before the strike was to start. Thereafter, it was
informed that the Secretary, DoT would meet the leaders on
25.04.2015. However, this date was also changed to
27.04.2015. Again this meeting has been postponed to
01.05.2015. This is the importance that the Narendra Modi
government gives to the 2.25 lakh employees and to the
crucial telecom PSU. All these show that, the employees of
BSNL should get ready for more serious mobilizations and
struggles to save BSNL.
day Tsunami in BSNL
The 2 day strike by
the 2.25 lakh BSNL employees has swept the whole
country like a Tsunami. In no circle the strike has
failed. Offices, Customer Care Centres and Telephone
Exchanges were deserted from Kashmir to Kanya kumari.
It is almost 100% in all the circles, on both the
days. The massive participation of the employees, on
both the days of the strike, only shows their
concern for the future of this company, as well as
their determination to revive it. BSNLEU heartily
thanks the entire employees who participated in the
strike. BSNLEU also heartily thanks all the Unions
and Associations and the Forum, who have
successfully organised this magnificent strike.
of invitation to the Forum, for meeting with the
[24.04.2015]Forum writes to the
Hon'ble Minister of Communications, seeking meeting to
discuss the issues related to the revival of BSNL.<<view
Office letter on furnishing of information regarding
retired employees for review of without voucher facility
Council meeting again postponed.
After a long delay of 4
months, the 32nd National Council meeting was
to take place on 28.04.2015. However, yesterday evening it
was informed by the Corporate Office that the meeting was
postponed. It is a matter of deep regret that holding the
meeting of the National Council, and thereby finding
solution to the problems of the Non-Executives, has become
the last priority of the Management. The Staff Side will
take up this issue with the appropriate authority.
with the Secretary, DoT, rescheduled.
A meeting had been
arranged on 27.04.2015, between the Forum and the
Secretary, DoT. It is informed that this meeting is
postponed and will now take place on 01.05.2015.
writes to CMD, BSNL on special concessions to Central
Government/PSU employees working Kashmir Valley.<<view
Council meeting being held on 28.04.2015
The National Council
meeting is being held on 28.04.2015. The last meeting
(31st meeting of the National) was held on 25.09.2014. It
was decided in that meeting that the next meeting (32nd
meeting of the National Council) would be held by the end
of December, 2014. The Staff Side submitted it’s items on
08.12.2014. However, the top officers of BSNL are so busy
with the developmental activities of BSNL (???) that they
could not find enough time for petty things like holding
of the National Council meeting. Anyway, the Director (HR)
is kind enough to hold the meeting on 28.04.2015, i.e.
after a delay of 4 full months.
Side meeting to be held 27.04.2015.
As a prelude to the
meeting of the National Council, that is being held
on 28.04.2015, a meeting of the Staff Side of the National
council is being held on 27.04.2015. The meeting will be
held in Dada Ghosh Bhawan, and will start at 1030 hrs. All
members of the Staff Side are requested to attend the
meeting without fail.
After the historic 2 day
strike, the one question that is being asked by everyone
is “what next?” Now, a meeting is going to take place
between the Forum leaders and Secretary, DoT. Depending
upon the outcome of the meeting, the next course of action
would be decided. If no improvement comes, certainly the
Forum will meet soon and take appropriate decision
regarding future course of actions. In any case, the anger
witnessed among the employees, during the 2 day
strike, will not be allowed to fade away. It will be
definitely channelised further, to bring pressure on the
government, to take steps for the revival of the BSNL.
to our veterans.
The Non-Executives and
Executives of BSNL have heroically participated in the 2
day strike held on 21st and 22nd April. In many places,
the retired employees, who had been the leaders of the
movement earlier, have enthusiastically supported the
struggle. We salute those veterans and hope that in the
future also they will remain as the part of our
Tapas Ghosh, Secretary General, BSNL CCWF, getting
Com. Tapas Ghosh,
Secretary General of the BSNL Casual and Contract Workers
Federation, is getting married tomorrow at Kolkata. Ms.
Sonali is the bride. BSNLEU conveys it’s best wishes and
warm greetings to com. Tapas Ghosh and to the bride.
Office letter regarding wide publicity of unlimited free
calling during night hours from BSNL Landline phones and
acquiring new Landline customers.<<click
Office letter on looking after arrangement for the post of
Restg./WSandI, BSNL CO, New Delhi.<<click
of DA to Central Government Employees - Revised Rates
effective from 01.01.2015.<<click
of the 2 day strike of the BSNL employees raised in the
between Secretary, DoT and Forum, on the issues connected
with the 2 day strike, is resheduled to be held at 1700
hrs on 27.04.2015.<<click
Sankar Prasad Datta, MP, CPI(M), writes to Shri Narendra
Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India on the revival of
BSNL and MTNL.<<click
Employees two days strike complete - Forum press release.<<click
strike in various circles.<<click
supports the strike of BSNL employees.
Com. A.K. Padmanabhan,
National President of the CITU, has issued a statement,
conveying the support of the CITU, to the 2 day strike of
the employees of BSNL. The CITU has strongly supported the
demands of the employees for the revival of BSNL and has
severely criticised the Secretary, DoT and the Telecom
Minister, for not inviting the leaders for talks. On
behalf of all the Unions and Associations of BSNL, we
express our sincere thanks to the CITU.<<view
the statement of CITU>>
goons attack BSNLEU members on strike in Kolkata.
Rapes are freely allowed in
West Bengal, but not strikes by the working class.
In Kolkata, the goons of
the ruling Trinamool Congress, have attacked the striking
BSNLEU members of CGM Office of West Bengal Circle. The
attack has taken place yesterday evening, outside the CGM
Office of West Bengal circle. Four comrades are injured in
the attack. All of them were admitted in hospital and were
discharged later on. Police compliant has been lodged.
BSNLEU strongly condemns this attack and demands the law
enforcing authorities to bring the criminals to books.
of BSNL issue raised in Lok Sabha today.
When the 2.25 lakh
employees of BSNL were on a nationwide strike, demanding
steps for revival of BSNL, the issue was also raised in
the Lok Sabha today. Shri Sankar Prasad Dutta, Lok Sabha
member of the CPI(M), from Tripura West constituency,
raised the issue in the Lok Sabha, during zero hour today.
BSNLEU heartily thanks shri Sankar Prasad Dutta, who also
happens to be the General Secretary of CITU, Tripura. The
details of the question and the reply will be updated on
our website, soon after the same received.
rigs strike figures.
The 2 day strike of the
BSNL employees is 100% in all the circles on both the
days. However, the BSNL Management tries to derive petty
pleasure, by cooking up the strike figures and showing
that the strike is not successful. This has happened in
many places. BSNLEU strongly condemns this rigging done by
Corporate Office letter and press release on introducing
unlimited free calls on landline from 9 pm to 7 am.
heads are empowered to waive the outdoor ceiling in
deserving cases of notified chronic diseases - Corporate
Office letter on indication of Aadhaar number in the
Salary Package software and pension papers of retiring
Office letter on works undertaken/carried out by BSNL on
behalf of DoT.<<click
strike from various circles.<<click
on the successful strike by circle and district
Since morning CHQ is
receiving a flood of messages about the success of strike
in various circles and districts. Our circle and district
secretaries are really enthusiastic about the
unprecedented success of the strike. CHQ wishes to share
this information with everyone. We are re-producing the
texts received from various comrades.<<view
created in the BSNL Corporate Office.
Normally, strikes do not
take place in the BSNL Corporate Office. To break this
deadlock, all the General Secretaries went to the
Corporate Office today morning and appealed to the
employees to join the strike. Management brought the
police in large numbers and attempted to provoke the
leaders. However, more than 80% of the employees responded
to the appeal of the leaders and joined the strike. This
is the first time that a successful strike is organized in
BSNL Corporate Office. A lunch hour meeting was organised
in the Corporate Office. The gathering, was addressed by
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com. Chandeswar Singh, GS,
NFTE and President, Forum, com. G.L. Jogi, President, SNEA,
com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, com. R.C. Pandey, GS, BTEU,
com. Rakesh Sethi, GS, AIBSNLOA, com. A.A. Khan, CS, SNEA
and com. Subendru, AIGETOA. Earlier in the day, com. V.A.N.
Namboodiri, Convener, Forum and com. Swapan Chakraborty,
Dy.GS, BSNLEU, addressed the gathering in front of the
Corporate Office.<<click here>>
salutes the employees. Vows to launch indefinite strike as
the next step.
A meeting of all the
General Secretaries of the Forum is held in the BSNL
Corporate Office at 1330 hrs today. Com. Chandeswar Singh,
President, Forum, presided over the meeting. The meeting
took stock of the ongoing two day strike. The report
received by all the General Secretaries is that the
employees have overwhelmingly responded to the strike call
and that the strike is total in all the circles. The
meeting saluted the employees for the grand success of the
strike. All the General Secretaries opined that the Forum
should give call for indefinite strike, as the next step,
if the government does not accept the demands of the Forum
to revive BSNL. It was decided to take a decision on this
immediately after the strike.
is a total success in all the circles.
CHQ is pleased to inform
that the 2 day strike is a total success in all the
circles. Offices are closed down in most of the circles.
The Non - Executives and Executives have massively
responded to the strike call. Most of the circles have
reported that 100%employees have joined the strike. We can
say that the strike is an unprecedented success. CHQ
heartily congratulates all the employees as well as the
Unions and Associations for the success of this historic
press release on
BSNL Employees' Two Days Strike on 21-22 April 2015
Demanding Revival of BSNL.<<click here>>
invites Forum for talks on 25-04-2015.
The first strike notice
to go on indefinite strike from 03-02-2015, on the issue
of revival of BSNL, was served by the Forum, on the
Secretary, DoT & CMD BSNL, on 18-11-2014. Thereafter, the
strike was deferred to 17-03-2015. Finally it was decided
that a 2 day strike would take place on 21st & 22nd April,
2015. Thus, it is already 5 months since the Forum issued
the strike notice. However, the DoT did not get time all
these 5 months to hold talks with the Forum. Now, the
DoT has invited the Forum for talks on 25th April, 2015.
This is the importance that the DoT is giving to the trade
unions. Despite this invitation, the Forum, in its meeting
held today morning, decided to go ahead with the strike
strike every where.
CHQ has received feedback
from many circles about the preparations
for tomorrow's strike. Invariably, all the reports say
that the strike will be 100%. This is the situation
prevailing in all the circles. The two day strike is going
to be a 100% success throughout the country.
meeting took place today.
The Forum meeting took
place at 1100 hrs today at New Delhi. The meeting
unanimously decided to go ahead with the two strike, and
to make it a total success. Strike will start at 0000 hrs
on 21.04.2015 and will continue up to 2400 hrs on
22.04.2015. It will be a stay out strike. On both the
days, powerful demonstrations should be organised outside
officers, in which all the employees should be made to
participate. Sufficient media publicity should be arranged
for the demonstrations and the strike and send photos &
reports to the CHQ promptly.
conducts protest demonstration against cancellation of
minimum PF pension of Rs.1000.
It is a known fact that
the BMS, the biggest trade union of the country, is
functioning based on the ideology of the RSS. It is also a
known fact that the Narendra Modi government is being
remote controlled by the RSS. However, the attacks on the
working class, by the Narendra Modi government is becoming
so intolerable, that the even the BMS is not able to
remain silent, but to come out to the streets and
struggle. For example, today's New Indian Express has
reported that the BMS conducted demonstrations, protesting
against the withdrawal of the minimum Provident Fund
Pension of Rs.1000. The BMS has stated that this social
security was introduced as a result of long drawn
struggles of the working class, and the withdrawal of this
pension by the BJP led government will affect 32 lakh
families of the workers.
taken report provided by the BSNL Management, in the
meeting held on 17.04.2015, between the Forum and the CMD
to meet on 20-04-2015.
A meeting of the Forum
will be held on 20.04.2015, to review the discussion that
has taken place on 17.04.2015, between the Forum and the
CMD BSNL. The meeting will be held at 11:00 hrs in the
BSNL MS office.
Office issued order on merger of STR and STP circles under
single CGM.<<click here>>
outcome in the meeting between Forum and CMD BSNL.
A meeting took place
yesterday the 17-04-2014, between the Forum and the CMD
BSNL. There is no outcome on any issue. The CMD BSNL
requested the leaders to defer the strike, so that a
meeting can be held with the Secretary, DoT. The
Secretary, DoT has gone on a foreign tour and will be
returning only on the evening of 20th April. The CMD BSNL
could not give any assurance that the meeting with the
Secretary, DoT, would take place immediately. But, he told
that the meeting could take place in 15 days to one month.
The Forum replied that the decision would be conveyed
after discussion. The Forum meeting will take place
on 20th April. The opinion of BSNLEU is that there is no
necessity to defer the strike. However, the matter will be
discussed in the Forum meeting and decision will be taken.
In the meantime, CHQ requests the circle and district
unions to keep the mobilisation for the strike in full
Office letter on clarification for reimbursement of
dietary supplements under BSNLMRS.<<view
joins hands with the US based QuadGen Wireless Solutions
Inc, to provide public wi fi service in Hyderabad.
High speed public wi fi
is started in Hyderabad yesterday. To start with, the
service is started in the Hussein Sagar Lake area, which
is the heart of the city. The service can be availed by
the public, within a radius of 10 kilometres. BSNL,
jointly with the US based QuadGen Wireless Solutions Inc.,
is providing the service. The service will be free for the
first 30 minutes, and the speed of the broadband will vary
from 2 mbps to 10 mbps. 1,800 to 2,500 persons can access
this public wi fi at a time. It is said that Hyderabad is
one among the 2,500 cities which will provide public wi fi
in the country. Internationally, London, San Francisco and
Barcelona are among the cities which provide city wide
public wi fi service to the people. BSNL, with it's
6,00,000 kilometer long optic fibre network, can play the
key role in providing such public wi fi throughout the
“Save BSNL” Convention held at Shillong on 13.04.2015.
A successful “Save BSNL”
convention, called on by the Forum of BSNL
Unions/Associations, NE-I Circle, was held at Shillong on
13.04.2015. The convention was presided over by com. Ashit
Ghosh, CS, SNEA & President, Forum, NE-I. Com. Gopal Das,
Convenor, Forum, NE-I Circle initiated the discussion
after welcoming all. Com. Saibal Sengupta, Treasurer,
BSNLEU, CHQ addressed the convention. In his speech he
explained 20 point charter of demands of the Forum, for
revival of BSNL. He also explained how the successive
governments conspired to weaken BSNL. He appealed to all
the workers of BSNL to massively participate in the 2 day
strike, that is to place on 21st and 22nd of April, 2015.
Com. Dr. M.N. Bhattacharjee, President, MJCTUA, com. J.L.
Das, General Secretary, MJCTUA, and com. Ramani
Bhattacharjee, GS, CoC of CGE also addressed the
convention and expressed total support to the struggle of
BSNL Employees for the revival of the company. Com. S.
Goswami, CS, BSNLEU, NE-I, com. Ashit Ghosh, CS, SNEA,
com. Santanu Ghosh, CS, AIBSNLEA, com. R.B. Das, Circle
President, NFTE, com. B. Lahakar, CS, FNTO also addressed
the seminar. Vote of thanks was given by com. D.A. Shyela,
Vice-President, BSNLEU, NE-I. A good number of BSNL
Executives and Non-Executives attended the successful
convention of Uttarakhand, held on 10-04-2015.
The Forum of BSNL Unions
and Associations of Uttarakhand circle conducted a very
successful convention on "Save BSNL" on 10-4-2015 at
Dehradun. A large number of members from all Unions and
Associations attended. Senior leader Com.J.P.Kothari
presided over the convention. Com.Kishori Lal Chamoli,
District Secretary, BSNLEU, Dehradun welcomed everyone.
Com.P.C.Kandpal, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU conducted the
proceedings of the convention. He also explained the 20
point charter of demands of the Forum. Com.K.R.Yadav, Vice
President, BSNLEU (CHQ), Com.P.B.Dobhal, Circle President,
BSNLEU, Com.S.S.Rauthan, Circle Secretary, SNEA,
Com.A.B.Uniyal, Circle Secretary, NFTE, Com.B.M.Dhyani,
Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Com.Sita Ram, Circle
Secretary, FNTO, Com.Jai Vikram, Circle president, SNEA,
Com.Jag Veer Singh Rana, NFTE, Com.Triveni Prassad, Circle
Secretary, BTEU, Com.R.S.Pandey, Circle President,
AIBSNLEA, Com.A.K.Chaudhary, Circle Secretary, SC/ST W.A.
and Com.P.C.Uniyal, Ex.C.S., SNEA also addressed and
explained the charter of demands and anti BSNL policies of
the Government. They urged the employees to make the
strike 100 % success.<<view
arguments started in the 2G scam case.
Final arguments have
started in the CBI Special Court, which is hearing the 2G
scam case. In this case, the CBI has filed charge sheet
against 17 persons, including the former Telecom Minister A.Raja. In yesterday's argument, the CBI counsel argued
that A.Raja changed the cut off date for receiving the
applications for allotment of 2G spectrum, to favour
ineligible companies and also misled the then Prime
Minister, Manmohan Singh, on the matter. The final
arguments will continue on 25th May.
letter from Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL to all CGMs,
on importance of “Customer Care” services in BSNL, keeping
in mind the implementation of Mobile Number Portability on
PAN India basis. He has stressed upon adopting new work
culture and new methodology to satisfy the valued
letter from CMD BSNL, Shri Anupam Shrivastava to all CGMs
and employees of BSNL, emphasising on capturing the ever
increasing data values. In future 35-40% of total revenue
will come from the Data Services only. He has called upon
all the employees to gear up for this challenge to make
the BSNL a market leader in this segment.<<click here>>
Forum of BSNL
Unions/Associations of Gujarat Circle conducted a
marvelous “Save BSNL” convention at Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Circle. Large number of employees including district
secretaries and presidents of all the Unions/Associations
attended the convention. Com. N.J. Bhatia presided over
the convention. Com. A.M. Patil conducted the proceedings
of the convention. He also delivered the key address on
the forthcoming two days strike. Com. Balbir Singh,
President, BSNLEU explained the 20 point charter of
demands of the Forum. He also explained the reasons of
debacle of the BSNL, decling market share and
deteriorating financial position of the company. He also
criticized the Neo-Liberal policies of the Government. He
told that the govt. of India is totally anti-public sector
and wants to kill all the public sector. He called upon
the workers to make the strike call a grand success. Com.
H.R. Tiwari, Vice President, NFTE CHQ, com. B.S. Khandeker,
President, ATM, com.P.K. Rathod, CS, BSNL MS, com. Rakesh
Mehta, CHQ member of SNEA(I), com. Kumar Lakhtarya, CS,
SNATTA, com. S.R. Kshatriya, CS, ATM, com. H.J. Chauhan,
CS, BTEU, com. R.M. Belani, CS, AIBSNLEA, com. P. Mathew,
CS, AIGETOA, com. K.D. Maurya, CS, SEWA and com. J.K.
Sutariya, CS, BSNLOA also addressed the convention. All
the leaders of Forum of Gujarat assured that the strike
will be complete in Gujarat Circle.<<view
Hindu paper reporting on the 2 day strike of BSNL
employees, to be held on 21st and 22nd April,
In support of their
demands – most important being revival of loss-making
Bharat Sanchar Nagam Limited, its employees have planned a
two-day strike in April. Services will be affected as
faults on lines cannot be attended and subscribers might
not be able to pay their bills on those two days. Members
of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations, Tamil Nadu
Circle, alleged that the BSNL had suffered losses since
2009 owing to its pro-private sector policy. Association
convenor S. Chellappa told presspersons here that the BSNL
had incurred losses because of non-purchasing of equipment
and cancellation of tenders. Although there was a demand
from customers for more mobile connections, BSNL was
unable to expand its operations because of lack of
equipment. “We plan to go on strike on April 21 and 22 to
insist on various demands, including merging Bharat
Broadband Network Limited with BSNL and the latter’s
expansion,” he said. Over 2.5 lakh BSNL workers will be
taking part in the all-India strike, including 8,000 in
[Source: The Hindu
[15.04.2015]Haryana conducted successful convention on save BSNL.
Forum of BSNL
Unions/Associations of Haryana conducted a very impressive
“Save BSNL” convention at Rewari District on 14.04.2015,
in spite of holiday on account of birth day of Dr. B.R.
Ambedkar large number of employees from all corners of
Haryana attended the convention Com. H.K. Goel, CS, NFTE,
presided over the Convention. The proceedings of the
convention were conducted by Com. Jai Pal Singh Chaudhary,
CS, SNEA (I) Com. Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU,
explained the 20 point demand charter of the Forum. He
also explained the reasons for going on two days strike
Com. C. Singh Chairman Forum, G.L. Gogi President SNEA (I)
K. Sebastin GS, SNEA (I), Suresh Kumar GS BSNL MS, M.S.
Kadian CS, BSNLEU, Kuldip Singh Astt. Treasure BSNLEU, S.P.
Madan, Vice President, NFTE, Gulab Singh, CS BSNL MS,
Mukesh Choudhary, CS, SNATTA, Arvind Pal Dahiya, AGS, SNEA
(I) also addressed the convention. All the circle leaders
assured to make the call a grand success.
has been our serious concern
in the recent past, that strike calls were not being
implemented in Gujarat circle. It was a setback that the
one day strike on 27-11-2014, called on by the JAC, did
not take place in that circle. CHQ of BSNLEU took up this
issue very seriously in the Forum meetings, as a result of
which a joint circle executive committee meeting of all
the unions and associations of Gujarat circle was held in
Ahmedabad on 20th March. This meeting helped in a big way,
to dispel the lack of trust, that was prevailing between
various unions and associations of Gujarat circle.
Thereafter, situation started improving. Forum of Gujarat
circle was also formed. Following this, a very successful
convention was held today the15-04-2015, wherein all the
unions and associations participated, and resolved to make
the 2 day strike a historic success in Gujarat circle. CHQ
salutes the Gujarat comrades.
India State Government Employees Federation( AISGEF)
expresses solidarity with the BSNL employees who are going
on strike on 21st and 22nd April, 2015, and urges the
government to settle the demands.
The All India State
Government Employees Federation has expressed solidarity
with the BSNL employees, who are going on strike on 21st
and 22nd April. It has also urged the government to settle
the demands. BSNLEU heartily thanks the AISGEF. The
following is the statement made by the AISGEF in support
of the strike.<<click here>>
BSNL to meet the leaders of the Forum on 17-04-2015, to
dicuss the strike issues.
The CMD BSNL has invited
the leaders of the Forum, for a discussion on the issues
on which the 2 day strike is taking place on 21st and 22nd
April, 2015. The meeting will take place at 1600 hrs
Office issues order on
revised rate of IDA w.e.f 01.04.2015.<<click here>>
letter on revision of landline Tariff Plans with
introduction of unlimited free calling during night hours
i.e. 9PM to 7AM) on any network.<<click here>>
pays it's respectful homage to Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
BSNLEU joins the nation
to pay it's respectful homage to Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, on
the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary. Dr. B. R.
Ambedkar, one of the greatest sons of India, is the chief
architect of the Constitution of India. It is needless to
state that it is the strong foundation, that is laid down
in the Constitution, still helps India to be a democratic
nation. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, throughout his life
relentlessly fought for social justice for the Dalits.
While paying our homage to Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, we also
pledge to work to achieve his unfinished goals.
meeting of BSNLEU to be held at Dalhousie in Himachal
Pradesh, on 16, 17 & 18 June, 2015.
The next Central
Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU will be held at
Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh on 16th, 17th and 18th June,
2015. The nearest railway station to Dalhousie is
Pathankot. As all of us know, Himachal Pradesh is a small
circle. Hence, the HP circle union has strictly informed
that arrangements would be made only for the CEC members.
All Circle Secretaries and Central Office bearers are
requested not to bring anyone extra. Notification will be
Executive Committee meeting to be held in Himachal
CHQ has proposed to hold
the next CEC meeting in May / June. Himachal Pradesh
Circle has proposed to host this meeting. The decision to
this effect is taken in the circle executive committee
meeting of Himachal Pradesh, held at Nadaun,
on 09.04.2015, which was addressed by com.Balbir Singh,
President. Com.H.S.Syal, CS, Himachal Pradesh Circle has
said that the dates of the CEC meeting would be finalised
shortly, in consultation with the CHQ.
conciliation meeting on JAC demands will be held on 6th
The next conciliation
meeting on the charter of demands of the JAC, will be held
between the JAC and the Management on 6th May, 2015, in
the presence of the Regional Labour Commissioner ( Central
) at New Delhi.
the whole of next week to make the two day strike 100%
Almost, only one week is
left for the two day strike. It must be borne in mind that
this is the strike which is going to decide the future of
BSNL. Hence, our comrades must make the necessary ground
work for the whole of next week, to ensure that the total
Non-Executives and Executives participate in the strike.
Leaders and functionaries of the Forum must visit all the
exchanges / offices and must meet each and every employee,
to ensure their participation in the strike. Especially,
care must be taken to convince the employees who
habitually go on leave during the strike. If necessary, a
small team of the Forum must visit their houses and
convince them to participate in the strike.
Office letter on timely settlement of pensionary benefits.<<click
Office letter on settlement of provisional
Trade Unions to hold a National Convention of Workers at
New Delhi on 26th May,2015.
A meeting of the
Central Trade Unions was held in the INTUC office at New
Delhi, yesterday the 09.04.2015. The meeting took place to
mainly to decide about the struggle against the
anti-worker policies of the Narendra Modi government. In
this meeting it is decided to hold a National Convention
of Workers at New Delhi on 26th May,2015. The date and
nature of the struggle will be announced in this
circular of the Central Trade Unions.<<click
Secretary addressed the Extended Circle Executive
Committee meeting of Karnataka circle.
The Karnataka circle
union of BSNLEU organised a very effective Extended Circle
Executive Committee meeting at Bengaluru today. The sole
purpose of the meeting is to effectively organise the
forthcoming two day strike, called on by the Forum. The
meeting is held in the Varadachar Memorial Hall, and it is
presided over by com. B.P.Narayan, circle president. Apart
from the district secretaries and circle office bearers, a
good number of active functionaries from all the districts
of Karnataka also attended the meeting. Com.C.K.Gundanna,
circle secretary, welcomed every one and explained about
the significance of holding such a meeting at this
juncture. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and
spoke elaborately on the background of raising various
demands by the Forum, for the revival of BSNL. He urged
upon the functionaries to make the strike 100% successful.
The meeting is also addressed by com. M.C. Balakrishna,
AGS, as well as by all the district secretaries. CHQ
heartily congratulates the Karnataka circle union for
taking this important step to effectively organise the
of Unions/Associations of BSNL Himachal Pradesh Circle
conducted a very impressive convention on 08.04.2015.
Unions/Associations of BSNL Himachal Pradesh Circle,
conducted a very impressive convention on 08.04.2015 at
Nadaun (Hamirpur SSA). Com. Ravinder Sharma, Circle
President, BSNLEU, presided over the convention. Com. K.C.
Panwar District Secretary Shimla conducted the proceedings
of the convention. Com. Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU
explained the 20 point charter of demands of the Forum. He
also explained the reasons of deteriorating position of
BSNL. He told that Neo-Liberal policies adopted by the
successive governments are ruining the public sectors of
the country including BSNL. The policies of previous and
present government are depriving BSNL from providing
efficient and quality services by blocking the supply of
equipment and with other hurdles. The telecom minister is
only blaming the previous Government for debacle of BSNL.
But he has done nothing for BSNL since the last ten
months. He is making statements only. President called
upon the workers to make the forthcoming strike a grand
success so that the BSNL as well as its workers are saved
from the cruel clutch of multinational companies as well
as its workers are saved from the cruel clutch of
multinational companies as well as the anti-public sector
policies of Modi government. Com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL
MS, com. Arvind Pal Dahiya, AGS, SNEA, com. H.L. Syal, CS,
BSNLEU, com. Tilak Thakur, Joint Secretary, SNEA, North
Zone, com. Sudarshan Kumar, CS, SNEA, com. Jarnail Sing,
CS, BSNL MS, com. Rakesh Dhiman, ACS, AIBSNLEA and Smt.
Monica Sagar, Org. Secretary, SNEA (HP) also expressed
their views and assured that 21st & 22nd April strike will
be 100% in Himachal Pradesh.<<view
two day strike on 21 - 22 April, 2015 - Forum Circular.<<click
Labour Commissioner (Central) conducted conciliation
meeting on the demands of the
2 day strike to be held on 21st and 22nd April,
The Chief Labour
Commissioner (Central) conducted a conciliation meeting
today between the unions & Associations of BSNL and the
Management, on the charter of demands for the 2 day strike
that is to take place on 21st & 22nd April,2015.
Representatives of the Unions and Associations, as well as
the representatives of the BSNL Management were
present. Director ( PSU) of the DoT was also present.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, explained in detail on the
demands of the Forum, for the revival of BSNL. He narrated
how BSNL's procurement of equipments, as well as it’s
expansion of networks were stalled by vested interests,
which has landed BSNL in the present financial crisis. He
argued that instead of implementing the suggestions of the
Unions and Associations for the revival of BSNL, the
government is taking speedy measures to kill BSNL once for
all, like the merger of BSNL and MTNL, formation of a
subsidiary tower company, etc. The BSNL Casual and
Contract Workers Federation also presented it's demands
connected with the casual and contract workers.
no need at all for tariff hike - says Telecom Secretary.
After the recent spectrum
auctioning, all the major private telecom companies are
arguing that tariffs have got to be raised, since they
have spent huge amount for payment of spectrum charges.
Telecom Minister, shri Ravi Shankar Prasad has opposed
this. However, shri Rahul Khullar, Chairman, TRAI, has
strongly supported the private telecom companies' stand of
increasing tariffs. Under these circumstances, shri Rakesh
Garg, Secretary, DoT, has said that absolutely there is no
case for hiking the tariff. He has stated that the profits
of the telecom companies continue to be robust, while the
debt levels remain within the comfortable limits. Shri
Garg has also stated that out of the Rs.1.1 lakh crore
total spectrum bidding amount, all the private companies
put together have to immediately pay only Rs.29,000 crore,
and the balance is to be paid over a period of 10 years
after a 2 year moratorium. The revenue of the Telecom
companies is increasing at the rate of 11% per annum and
the burden on them due payment of spectrum charges will
also be very marginal, said the Secretary, DoT.
Circle Conference inaugurated.
The two day NTR circle
conference of BSNLEU started today. Com. H.L. Makkad,
Circle President, is presiding over the conference. Com.
V.A.N. Namboodiri, Patron, inaugurated the conference.
Com. P. Abhimanyu addressed the conference and emphasised
the need to make the two day strike successful. Com.
Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, Shri A.K. Goel, CGM, NTR and
Shri A.K. Jain, CGM, NTP are also addressing the
Madhu Arora, has taken over as the new GM (Estt.),
Ms. Madhu Arora, has
taken over as the new GM (Estt.) in the Corporate Office.
Ms. Madhu Arora is an experienced officer. BSNLEU heartily
welcomes her. Shri R.K. Goyal, who had been the GM (Estt.)
hitherto, is posted as the GM, Sonipat. BSNLEU heartily
thanks shri R.K. Goyal for all the helps and cooperation
that he has extended to the needy employees. BSNLEU wishes
both the officers all success in their new assignments.
(SR) is urged to speedily amend the order on immunity from
CHQ has already
approached the Director (HR), seeking amendment to the
Corporate Office order on granting immunity from
transfers. BSNLEU has sought that the immunity should be
granted not only during the first team, but for the
subsequent terms also. The Director (HR) has accepted
this. However, there is acute delay in issuing the
modified order. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan
Chakraborty, Dy.GS met Shri Shameem Akthar, Sr.GM (SR) and
urged him to process the case expeditiously.
GM (Estt.) is urged to clarify the eligibility to appear
TTA LICE, as sought by Andhra Pradesh Circle.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and
com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS met both Ms. Madhu Arora
and shri R.K. Goyal today and greeted them. Ms. Madhu
Arora, the new GM (Estt.) is urged to expeditiously send
necessary clarifications sought by Andhra Pradesh circle
administration on the eligibility to appear TTA LICE. The
GM (Estt.) assured to do so.
shall be the new no. for all emergency calls.
The TRAI has proposed
that 112 shall be the new number for all emergency calls
across the country, such as, police, fire and ambulance.
In the US, 911 is the single number for all emergency
calls. The TRAI has also recommended setting up of Public
Safety Answering Points (PSAP) to handle distress calls.
2.60 lakh crore is the unpaid bank loans by the corporates.
Rs. 2.60 lakh crore is
the loan amount, not repaid to the Public Sector banks,
by the big ticket corporates in 2014. It is important to
note that this amount was Rs. 80,818 crore in 2013.
Economic Times 08.04.2015]
– Editorial of the April 2015 issue
issued order for IDA increase w.e.f. 01.04.2015.<<click
of Forum meeting held on 07.04.2015.<<click
Modi govt.’s steps to demolish the Public Sector.
pursuance of the Neo-Liberal policies, the Narendra Modi
Government is taking steps vigorously to demolish the
entire public sector. We cannot save BSNL alone when the
entire Public Sector is demolished. While fighting for the
revival of BSNL, it is also our duty to fight to save the
Public Sector of the country.<<view
Trade Unions to meet on 09.04.2015, to decide struggle
against the anti-worker policies of the Narendra Modi
The Central Trade Unions
are meeting at New Delhi on 09.04.2015. Organising
struggle against the anti-worker and anti-public sector
steps of the Narendra Modi government is the top agenda of
the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on 14.04.2015.
It is the decision of the
Rajkot Central Executive Committee meeting, to celebrate
the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the architect
of the Indian Constitution, as well as the champion of the
down-trodden people. CHQ calls upon the circle and
district unions to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr.
B.R. Ambedkar in the most befitting manner. Garlanding of
the photo/statue of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Organising of
seminars etc. may be done. Reports and photos may be sent
to the CHQ promptly.
of the Forum held.
A meeting of the Forum is
held at New Delhi today. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS
attended the meeting. (Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, could not
attend, since he was attending the Steering Committee
meeting of the Central PSU unions.) Review of the
preparations for the 2 day strike, despatching the
signatures collected to the PMO, sending of a joint
circular by all the General Secretaries, non-settlement of
78.2% IDA merger for pensioners, taking up of pension
revision of BSNL retirees with the 7th CPC, etc. were
of the Steering Committee of Central Public Sector Trade
A meeting of the Steering
Committee of the Central Public Sector Trade Unions is
held in the CITU office at New Delhi today. Being a member
of the Steering Committee, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU,
attended the meeting. Com. Swadesh Dev Roy, National
Secretary, CITU, presided. Com. Tapan Sen, General
Secretary, CITU, addressed the meeting and introduced the
agenda. Members of the Steering Committee participated in
the discussion. The following decisions are taken:-
three day interactive workshop of the Public Sector Trade
Union functionaries is to be organised at Bangalore.
(2) A convention of Public Sector contract workers is to
be organised in Jharkhand.
(3) A convention on the revival of sick Public Sector
industries is to be organised at Kolkata.
(4) It is decided to organise stiff resistance to the move
being made by the Narendra Modi government to amend all
the existing Labour Laws, to benefit the capitalists and
against the working class.
The dates of the
workshop/convention will be finalised in consultation with
the hosting states.
Office letter on fake advertisement for recruitment.<<view
[07.04.2015]Declaration of Holiday on 14th April,
2015 - Birthday of Dr. B.R.
Ambedkar - Corrigendum.<<click here>>
writes to the Sr.GM (SR), BSNL Corporate Office,
communicating the approval of the Registrar of Trade
Unions for the Constitutional Amendments passed in the 7th
All India Conference.<<view
for the 2 day strike to be held on 21 – 22 April, 2015.
CHQ has printed a poster
(pull out) in the centre page of the April 2015 issue of
the Telecrusader. All the Branch Secretaries are requested
to pull out this poster from the journal and paste it on
the notice board.<<view
of the month.
The following is the
cartoon printed in the front cover page of the April 2015
issue of the Telecrusader, regarding the
Land Acquisition Bill
that has been brought by the Narendra Modi
writes to the Director (HR), requesting to issue necessary
guidelines on the clarifications sought by Andhra Pradesh
Circle Administration in respect of the forthcoming TTA
BSNL lost the race?
The following is the
article written in the April, 2015 issue of the
Telecrusader, on the confessions made by Shri Ravi Shankar
Prasad, Hon’ble Minister for Communications and IT, for
the failure of BSNL.<<view
level conventions of Haryana and Uttarakhand.
The Circle Forum of
Haryana has informed that the Circle level convention of
Haryana will take place on 14.04.2015 at Rewari. Similarly
the Circle Forum of Uttarakhand has informed that the
Circle level convention will be held on 10.04.2015 at
to provide Wi Fi hotspots throughout the country at a cost
of Rs.7000 crore.
Shri Anupam Srivasta, CMD
has told that BSNL will be providing wi fi hotspots
throughout the country, at a cost of Rs.7000 crore, with a
view to provide hi speed wireless service. These hotspots
will be integrated with 3G and 4G networks. BSNL has made
a tie - up with the QuadGen wireless for this purpose.
The CMD has told that 2,500 hotspots will be created by
the end of this financial year.
Minister warns private companies against deterioration in
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad,
Minister for Communications and IT, has warned the private
operators against further deterioration of services. The
Minister said that complaints like call drops should not
be there, since the private operators have got plenty of
spectrum. Further, he said that as a result of the recent
spectrum auctioning, there cannot be an increase in the
call charges of more than 1.3 paisa per minute.
Labour Commissioner to hold conciliation on 09-04-2015.
It is informed that the
Chief Labour Commissioner ( Central ) will hold a
conciliation meeting on 09.04.2015, in connection with the
strike notice that has been served by the Forum, to go on
a two day strike on 21st and 22nd
of the Ministry of Labour & Employment on increase in
Variable Dearness Allowance.<<<
view letter >>>
official of Gujarat circle, helped by BSNLEU, clears the
As per the Corporate
Office order, candidates appointed under Compassionate
Ground, to the cadre of Sr.TOA, should pass the
Proficiency Test. According to orders, a candidate who has
failed to pass the test within two attempts are to be
terminated from service. Shri Gamit, Sr.TOA, Valsad SSA
in Gujarat circle, was about to be terminated, since the
official did not pass the test within two attempts. The
official belongs to ST community. BSNLEU took up the case
with the Corporate Office and demanded that one more
attempt should be given to shri Gamit, in relaxation of
the rules. Finally, Director (HR) approved the case and
granted one more chance to the official. The Valsad
District Union has informed the CHQ today that, shri Gamit
has cleared the Proficiency Test. BSNLEU feels proud that
the Union was able to help a candidate belonging to one of
the most downtrodden and exploited sections.
Pradesh conducted successful convention on save BSNL.
The AP Circle Forum of
BSNL Unions and Associations conducted a successful
convention on "Save BSNL", on 1.4.2015 at Hyderabad. 500
delegates from all unions/Associations attended. Com
Ch.Chandrasekhara Rao CS NFTE presided. Com P.Asokababu
Vice President (CHQ) BSNLEU, in his address, explained in
detail about the policies of the Government that resulted
in losses to BSNL and how the Modi Government is refusing
the payment of amounts due to be paid by it to BSNL. He
detailed how Modi government is intensifying
implementation of pro-corporate, anti worker policies and
the necessity for the Working class to unitedly oppose
it. He told that the two day strike on 21-22
April should be made successful to see that the Government
comes down to settle the demands raised by the Forum for
saving BSNL. Com P.Padmanabha Rao Joint Secretary(South)
SNEA, Com.K.Anjaiah Secretary (CHQ) NFTE, Com J.Saibaba
AGS(E) AIBSNLEA, Com A.Ganesh President (CHQ) BTEU, Com
Com B.Lakshman Vice President(CHQ) AIGETOA, Com Ch.
Venkateswarlu CS, FNTO, Com M.Sampath Kumar CS SNATTA have
addressed. A resolution was adopted unanimously, appealing
to all the executives and the non-executives in the circle
to fully participate in the two day strike.<<view
Telecom Minister, Dayanidhi Maran's properties worth over
Rs.700 crore attached by the ED.
Times of India has
reported that former Telecom Minister, Dayanidhi Maran's
property worth more than Rs.700 crore are attached by the
Enforcement Directorate, in connection with the Aircel-Maxis
case. It is the allegation against Dayanidhi Maran that,
when he was the Telecom Minister, he forced Sivasankaran,
the promoter of Aircel, to sell his shares in that
company, to the Malaysian company, Maxis. It is alleged by
the CBI that, in return the Maran brothers got a huge
amount of money from Maxis.
Amendments of the Kolkata AIC approved by the Registrar of
CHQ is glad to inform
that the amendments to the Union Constitution, passed by
the 7th All India Conference of our Union, are duly
approved by Registrar of Trade Unions. Hence, all these
amendments come into force with immediate effect. These
amendments will be published in the next issue of the Tele
Crusader. CHQ will also soon bring out the amended
constitution booklet. Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and
com. Biju, Office Secretary, have taken appreciable
efforts to get the amendments approved expeditiously.
circle conducted a mammoth convention at Mumbai.
The Forum of Maharashtra
circle conducted a mammoth convention today at Mumbai.
More than 1,300 Non-Executives and Executives participated
in it. Com. Ramesh Ayare, CS, NFTE, as well as the
President, Forum, presided over the convention. Com.N.K.Nalawade, CS, BSNLEU, as well as the Convener,
Forum, welcomed everyone. Com.M.Adasul, CS, SNEA,
conducted the proceedings. The convention was addressed by
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com.Seshadri, AGS, NFTE, com.
K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA and com.C.M.Saste, Organising
Secretary, AIBSNLEA(West Zone). Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS,
explained how BSNL’S procurement of equipments was stalled
for nearly 6-7 years, due to the conspiracy hatched by the
private telecom companies and the politicians in power,
which drastically affected the company's network expansion
and resulted in the deterioration of services. He
explained the other important demands and urged the
employees to make the strike 100% success. He
congratulated the Forum, Maharashtra circle for making a
massive mobilisation and for making excellent arrangements
for the success of the convention. Com.A.G.Joshi, CS,
AIBSNLEA, proposed the vote of thanks.<<view
Kolkata Telephone District has launched a special drive
for redressal of billing and payment related complaints of
BSNL customers. Director (CFA), BSNL appreciated all
officers/officials who contributed in this special drive.
He has instructed all circles to make similar efforts.<<click
Office letter to all Heads of Circles on engagement
details of casual labourers.<<click
GM (SR) urged to expeditiously modify the Corporate Office
letter on immunity from transfers.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and
com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri Shameem Akhtar,
Sr.GM (SR) today and once again urged him to immediately
modify the letter already issued by the Corporate Office,
on immunity from transfers, for the office bearers of the
Recognised Unions. In the letter issued on the matter, by
the Corporate Office, it is mentioned that the immunity
will be available for only one term, which is a deviation
from the DoT order that has been followed until now. The
issue is already discussed with the Director (HR). The
Sr.GM (SR) assured that necessary modification would be
increased by 0.2%.
It is reported that IDA
has increased from 100.3% to 100.5%, i.e., a net increase
of 0.2%, w.e.f. 01.04.2015.
Office letter on maintenance of Lady Officers/Officials
Pool for allotment of BSNL Staff Quarters.<<click
BSNL urged to immediately intervene and settle the victimisations in Jamshedpur SSA.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, and
com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri Anupam Srivastava,
CMD BSNL and urged him to immediately intervene and settle
the victimisations of Jamshedpur SSA of Jharkhand circle.
They submitted a letter containing the details of the
members of BSNLEU, who had been transferred vindictively,
and in violation of the Transfer Policy of BSNL. The CMD
advised shri A.N.Rai, Director (HR), who was also
available in the meeting, to take appropriate action. The
leaders also invited the CMD to attend and address the
meeting of the National Council, which is scheduled to
take place on 28-04-2015, which was accepted by him.
Director (NB) urged to settle the dead - lock in the
production of drop wire in Mumbai Telecom Factory.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, and
com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met shri Md. Ashraff Khan,
Executive Director (NB) and complained about the
inordinate delay created by the QA, in issuing certificate
to the production of drop wire in Mumbai Telecom Factory,
which has stalled the manufacturing. He replied that the
issue would be sorted out soon.
urged to expeditiously allot alternative accommodation to
In today's meeting with
the Executives Director (NB), the GS and Dy.GS. urged that
BSNLEU should immediately be allotted with an alternative
accommodation, in view of the fact that the quarter
presently being occupied by BSNLEU is already sold to the
Jharkhand government, by the Central Government. The ED
(NB) assured that a suitable alternative accommodation
would be allotted soon.
Office reply to BSNLEU on remedial measures regarding
discrepancies in the JTO LICE.<<click
(West) Circle conducts impressive convention at Meerut.<<click
to hold National Council meeting on 28.04.2015.<<click
Office writes to GS, BSNLEU, stating that relaxation for
SC/ST candidates, as recommended by the Committee, will be
available only for future exams.<<view
Office letter on the formation of a Special Cell to audit
inventory, assets and work in progress.<<view
intervention results in timely financial relief to a
comrade who is critically ill.
Com. Vijay Shankar Tyagi,
TM, NTR, Muzaffarnagar, (UP-West), was affected with
pneumonia and was admitted in a critical condition in a
hospital at Noida. He was placed on ventilator. The
official’s family had spent a large amount, since the
ventilator charge alone came to Rs.30,000 per day. The
hospital refused cashless treatment, since the patient
belongs to another SSA. On knowing about the case, GS,
BSNLEU wrote letter to the Director (HR) on 23.03.2015 and
discussed the matter with him, and sought immediate
intervention of the Corporate Office. As a result of this,
an amount of Rs.2,72,000 was paid to com. Vijay Shankar
Tyagi on 25.03.2015 itself, in settlement of his already
submitted medical claim. This came as a big relief to the
family of com. Vijay Shankar Tyagi. He is improving and
has been removed from the ventilator support. CHQ heartily
thanks the Director (HR) for the timely intervention.
operators are planning to make undue gains, blaming the
spectrum prices – says Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The private telecom
companies have told that there would be an increase in the
tariffs, as a result of the high bidding amounts in the
recent spectrum auctioning. Airtel Chief, Sunil Mittal
Bharti has said recently that there would be an increase
of 5 - 7 paise per minute for voice calls and 1 - 2 paise
for the data usage of 1 mb. Reliance Communications has
also said that there was a need to raise the tariffs. But
Telecom Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad has snubbed the
private telecom operators and said that they were planning
to make undue gains by blaming spectrum prices. He said
that spectrum would be with the telecom companies for 20
years and also said that as per an analysis, the a yearly
load on telecom operators is going to be 1.3 paise per
connection per minute call.
Office letter on
revision of pension/ family of pre-2007 retirees BSNL IDA
pensioners /family pensioners, who retired prior to
01.01.2007 and post 2007 BSNL IDA pensioners / family
pensioners, who retired between 01.01.2007 and 09.06.2013.<<click
Office letter on updation of ERP system of BSNL employees.<<click
of the Foundation Day of the BSNL Employees Union.
The Foundation Day of the
BSNLEU was celebrated at Shillong, in NE-I Circle, on the
24th March 2015. The day was celebrated by
holding a Blood Donation Camp, in cooperation with the
Regional Blood Bank, Pasteur Institute, Shillong. The
blood donation camp, which was organized in the Union
Office, was inaugurated by the Chief General Manager N.E-1
Circle, Sri. D.P.Singh and most of the comrades, including
many Officers, voluntarily donated blood. Before the
starting of the blood donation bank, the Union Flag was
hoisted and homage was paid to the martyrs.<<view
of Forum meeting held on 25.03.2015.<<click
auctioning ended. Government to get Rs.1,10,000 crore.
The spectrum auctioning,
which was going on for the past 19 days has come to an
end. Totally 115 rounds of auctioning have taken place.
The total bidding amount comes to Rs.1,09,874 crore. The
spectrum auctioning that took place in 2010 fetched
Rs.1,06,000 crore. 8 private mobile companies, whose
existing permits are expiring in 2015-16, have
participated in this auctioning. They have complained that
the high bidding amounts would further increase their debt
and have already hinted that the call charges would
increase by 10% to 15%.
enlightening seminar on ‘the relevance of Public Sector in
Telecom’ organised at Thiruvananthapuram, to mark the
BSNLEU Foundation Day.
To observe the BSNLEU
Foundation Day, and also as a part of the on going SAVE
BSNL campaign, a largely attended seminar was organised at
Thiruvananthapuram on 24.03.2015. Com. S. Prathap Kumar,
AGS, BSNLEU welcomed everyone. Com. R.Muraleedharan Nair,
former AGS of BSNLEU presided over the seminar. Dr. Thomas
Issac MLA, the former Finance Minister of Kerala as well
as a Central Committee member of the CPI(M), addressed the
seminar. He spoke in detail about the role and the
relevance Public Sector in the Telecom industry. Com.P.V
Jose, BEFI State President, Com. Ganapathi Krishnan, LIC
Employees Union Divisional President, Com. P.K.
Muraleedharan, All India Postal Employees Union Cl 111
Circle Secretary and Com. K Mohan, Circle Secretary,
BSNLEU also addressed the seminar. Com Biju Raghavan,
District Secretary, BSNLEU, CGM Office proposed the vote
of thanks. The seminar was jointly organised by the
Thiruvananthapuram district union, Civil Wing district
union and the CGMT Office district union.<<view
writes to the Corporate Office, on the denial of rightful
promotion under NEPP - case of Shri G.S. Rai, Sr.TOA(P),
auction value reached.
The total biddings in the
on going spectrum auctioning has reached Rs.1,09,000
crores as of yesterday the, 24.03.2015. It is important to
note that the private telecom operators have already
hinted that the high spectrum cost would result in
increased tariff. Our private telecom operator should make
note of the point that the recent spectrum auctioning
conducted in the United States has fetched the government
Rs.2,40,000 crores (40 billion US dollars).
Day of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, on 14.04.2015, declared as
Government of India has
declared that 14.04.2015, will be a holiday on account of
the Birth Day of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Copy of the order is
placed on the website.
on mobile radiation begins.
At least 17 top
scientific institutions in the country, including AIIMS
and IIT Delhi, have been commissioned by the Union
government to address concerns about radiation emitted
from mobile phones and phone towers causing illnesses. It
is important to note that an earlier research has said
that disappearance of butterflies, bees, insects and
sparrows from big cities had been due to radiation from
mobile phone towers.
[Source: Times of
India, dated 25.03.2015]
of BSNLEU Foundation Day and Martyrdom Day of comrades
Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.
As called on by the CHQ,
BSNLEU Foundation Day and Martyrdom Day of comrades Bhagat
Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru have been observed in many
circles in an inspiring manner. Flag hoistings, special
meetings and seminars have been conducted to mark the Day.
Chennai circle has conducted a special meeting addressed
by leaders. They have also donated 10 ceiling fans to a
home of mentally retarded children and have provided lunch
to the children of that home. A special meeting and blood
donation camp has been organised in Ludhiana, Punjab.
Seminars/meetings are arranged at Indore (Madhya Pradesh),
Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Moradabad (Up-West), Palayamkottai
(Tamil Nadu) and Bangalore. A “Save BSNL” Campaign is
conducted among the public in Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu. Flag
hoistings have taken place in many places.<<Chennai
Office letter on
Declaration of Holiday on 14th April,
2015 - Birthday of Dr. B.R.
ATM also issues strike notice for the 2 day strike to be
held on 21st & 22nd April, 2015.
The Forum of Unions and
Associations served the notice on 12.03.2015, for the 2
Day Strike to be held on 21st & 22nd
April, 2015. BSNL ATM did not sign this strike notice,
since the General Secretary, Com. S.D. Sharma, could not
reach Delhi on that day. However, BSNL ATM has served the
strike notice today. We appreciate the spirit of BSNL ATM.<<view
circle convention on 01.04.2015.
The circle level
convention of Maharashtra circle will be held at CGM
Office, Mumbai on 01.04.2015. Com. N.K. Nalawade, CS,
BSNLEU and Convener, Forum, Maharashtra circle has
informed CHQ that efforts are being made to mobilize
representatives from each and every district of
Maharashtra. All India leaders of all the major
organizations of Forum are attending the convention. Com.
P. Abhimanyu, GS, is addressing this convention.
by the RLC, on the demands of the JAC to be held on
A conciliation between
the JAC of the Non-Executives and the BSNL Management will
be conducted by the Regional Labour Commissioner (Central)
on 30.03.2015 at New Delhi, on the 30 point charter of
demands on which the one day strike took place on
27.11.2014. The JAC has submitted a brief note to the RLC
(Central) on the important demands of the JAC.
(Estt.), Corporate Office writes to the CGMs, reminding to
send immediate details on pay fixation of those who are
promoted after 01.10.2000 and who opted for pay fixation
in IDA pay scales.<<view
submitted by the JAC, to the Regional Labour Commissioner
(Central) on some of the burning and long pending problems
of the Non-Executives.<<view
writes to Shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR) on requesting to
extend the emergency financial help to Shri Vijay Shankar
Tyagi, Telecom Mechanic, NTR, Muzaffarnagar.<<view
Management's reply to BSNLEU on the issue of nominating
non-members to the Councils.<<click
Red salutes to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.
Revolutionary greetings to all the comrades on
BSNLEU’s Foundation Day.
March is the Foundation Day of BSNLEU. This being
Sunday this year, CHQ has decided that this year’s
Foundation Day of BSNLEU should be observed today,
the 23rd March, which is the Martyrdom Day of the
great freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and
Rajguru. BSNLEU has achieved a
lot for the employees, as well as for the survival
of BSNL, through united struggles. On this day of
the martyrdom of our National Heroes, we once again
pledge ourselves to relentlessly work to establish a
society free of exploitations. Red salutes to Bhagat
Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. Revolutionary greetings
to all the comrades on BSNLEU’s Foundation Day.
faith should be respected. Relegious fanatism should be
The Islamic State (also
called the ISIS) bombed two mosques yesterday the
20.03.2015 in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen. 142 people were
killed and 350 people were injured. It is to be noted that
all those who were killed and injured are muslims. More
atrocious is that all the victims were killed when they
were involved in Friday prayers in the mosques. This is a
barbaric act and should be condemned by one and all,
irrespective of relegious faith. An organisation which
wants to establish Islamic rule, is killing the followers
of Islam. This is what is called relegious fanatism.
Relegious faith of all kinds should be respected.
Relegious fanatism should be condemned.
[Source: Times of India – 21.03.2015]
bids fall to Rs.1.05 lakh crore.
The bids for spectrum
fell sharply to Rs.1.05 lakh crore yesterday the
20.03.2015. As per the bids of the previous day, the
government was assured more than Rs.1.09 lakh crore.
of coal mines done in 1973, by Smt. Indira Gandhi, is
killed by Modi government.
“The Coal Mines Special
Provisions Bill” is passed in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.
This bill will enable the govt. to privatise the coal
mines through the back door. It will empower the
government to allow private companies to mine coal and
sell it in the open market. With this the Modi government
has effectively killed the nationalisation of coal mines
done by Smt. Indira Gandhi in 1973. Congress and Left
Parties opposed this bill in the Rajya Sabha. Eventhough
NDA does not have majority in the Rajya Sabha, the bill is
passed with the support of parties like Trinamool
Congress, Biju Janata Dal and AIADMK.
Gandhi too expresses unhappiness on 50% cut in child
In the budget submitted
by the Modi govt., a 50% cut is made in the funds for
“Integrated Child Development Scheme”. This huge cut will
greatly affect various schemes meant for the vast section
of poor children. It is noteworthy that in the same
budget, the Modi govt. has abolished the wealth tax,
amounting Rs.8315 crores and has given concessions worth
Rs.5,89,285.2 crore to the corporates. The Left Parties
and trade unions have strongly opposed the budget. Now,
the NDA Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt.
Maneka Gandhi has also admitted that the cut in funds for
child schemes will adversely affect the welfare of
children in the country.
[Times of India – 21.03.2015]
role of the Circle and District unions of BSNLEU in
BSNL” convention successfully conducted in Assam Circle.<<click
broken in Gujarat – Forum constituted.
Gujarat circle had always
remained in the forefront in all the struggles that have
taken place in the past. However, a worrisome trend
developed there, and recent strikes did not take place.
With a view to break this dead-lock, it was decided to
conduct a Joint Circle Executive Committee of all the
Unions and Associations of Gujarat circle. This is a new
experiment which has not been conducted anywhere in the
country. However, all the major Unions and Associations
responded well both at the National level, as well as at
the Circle level. General Secretaries of all major
organizations, viz., BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA and BSNL
MS attended the meeting and addressed. As a result, the
dead-lock in Gujarat is broken. The circle level Forum is
constituted in the meeting and it is also decided that
this body will meet within a few days and plan to conduct
the circle level convention. At a very short notice,
BSNLEU circle union took up the responsibility of making
arrangements for this Joint Executive Committee meeting
and did it wonderfully.
Circle Executive Committee meeting of Gujarat Circle held.
The Joint Circle
Executive Committee meeting of Gujarat circle was held at
Ahmedabad, today the 20-03-2015. The meeting was held to
successfully organise the two day strike on 21st and 22nd
April, 2015. Com.A.M.Patil, circle secretary, BSNLEU,
welcomed everyone. Com.C.Sigh, GS, NFTE & President,
Forum, presided over the meeting and delivered his
address. Thereafter, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com.
K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, com. Prahalad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA and
com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS addressed the gathering and
stressed on the importance to successfully organise the
two day strike. Thereafter, the circle secretaries of
BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, BSNL MS, ATM and AIGETOA
spoke and assured that the strike would be successfully
organised in Gujarat circle. Finally, the circle level
Forum of Gujarat circle was formed. Com.A.M.Patil, CS,
BSNLEU is elected as the Convener and com.N.J.Bhatia is
elected as the President. The meeting ended with slogans
to successfully organise the strike and to save BSNL.<<view
taken by CHQ to restore SIM card and drop wire production
in Telecom Factory.<<view
revenue will be Rs. 29,000 crore for the financial year
2014-15- says CMD BSNL.
BSNL's revenue for the
financial year 2014-15 will be Rs. 29,000 crore, the CMD
BSNL has stated, as reported by TeleAnalysis. The growth
of the Company will be 4 to 5 per cent, the CMD has
stated. He has also expressed hope that the Company would
become profit making in the Financial Year 2018-19.
7 expansion project will be completed by June 2015- says
Shri Anupam Shrivastava
has told that the phase 7 GSM expansion project of BSNL
will be completed by June 2015, as reported by
TeleAnalysis. The Company has invested Rs. 4804 crore for
this project of which 60 per CENT work is completed so
far, said the CMD. In this project 27,000 towers are being
erected, of which 15,000 are of 2G and 12,000 are of 3G,
he has said.
writes to Shri
A.N. Rai, Director (EB) on the roadblocks being created by
the QA, in the production of dropwire by Telecom Factory,
with Shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR).
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and
com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS met Shri A.N. Rai, Director
(HR) and discussed the following issues.
(1) Immunity from Transfer.
The leaders demanded that
the provision contained in the DG P&T order, regarding the
availability of the facility immunity from transfer beyond
the first term, should continue to be implemented in BSNL.
The Director (HR) accepted this.
(2) Dropwire production in Telecom Factory, Mumbai.
The leaders complained
that the production of dropwire has stopped in Telecom
Factory Mumbai, due to unwanted delay in granting
certificate by the QA. The Director (HR) spoke to the ED
(NB) and directed him to immediately sort out the issue.
(3) Holding of one more exam for Draughtsmen to appear
The Director (HR) assured
that the decision of the National Council would be
(4) Settlement of victimisations in
The Director (HR) assured
that he would personally discuss this issue with the CGM,
UP (East) during his visit to Lucknow on 20.03.2015 and
would sort it out.
(5) Alternative accommodation for BSNLEU.
The leaders demanded
immediate allotment of alternative accommodation to BSNLEU,
since the present allotment at D-7 is already sold out to
the Government of Jharkhand. The Direcor (HR) assured that
the needful would be done.
writes to Shri Rajeev Agarwal, Member (Services), Telecom
Commission, on denial of pay fixation in IDA pay scale, in
respect of absorbed officials of BSNL, who were promoted
prior to 01.10.2000 but opted under FR22(I)(a)(I) for
fixation of their pay in the promoted scale on the date of
their next increment in the lower grade, which fell after
writes to Shri V. Umashankar, Joint Secretary, Telecom,
demanding expeditious filling up of the vacant Board of
Directors post in BSNL.<<view
of Medical Allowance without voucher to the retired
BSNL Employees Union has
long been demanding that payment of Medical Allowance
without voucher should be extended atleast to the retired
employees, since the Management declined to restore it to
the serving employees. This demand is raised in view of
the fact that the retired employees, in their advanced
age, find it extremely difficult to get the medical
expenses reimbursed by submitting vouchers. This demand is
raised in the National Council also. In this connection,
the Corporate Office has now called for certain
particulars from the circles. Circle Secretaries are
requested to ensure that this particulars are
expeditiously sent to the Corporate Office.<<view
Office directs SSA heads to meet MPs.
The Corporate Office has
sent a circular to all the CGM’s with the direction that
all the SSA heads in BSNL should meet the members of
Parliament of their respective constituencies. In this
meetings, the SSA heads should apprise the MPs of the
problems in providing telecom facilities, as well as their
suggestions for improvement of services. All the CGM’s are
directed to send a compliance report to the Corporate
Office by 27th March, 2015 and a meeting
between the Hon’ble Minister of Communications and IT and
the members of the Parliament will be held in BSNL
Corporate Office in April, 2015. This instruction is being
sent as per the direction of the PS to Minister. This is a
good opportunity for our Management to apprise the MPs
about the problems being faced by BSNL in providing
satisfactory services to the public. We hope that this
opportunity will be aptly utilised by the Management.<<view
writes to the Director (HR) on non-implementation of the
decision of the National Council for giving one more
chance to Draughtsmen to appear JTO(C) exam.<<view
writes to shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR), demanding to
remove the restriction imposed on the facility of Immunity
freedom struggle is a ‘communal war’ – says VHP Joint
General Secretary, Surendra Jain.
The freedom struggle that
took place in 1857 is known as the First War of Indian
Independence. Thousands of our fore fathers fought against
the British Imperialists and sacrificed their lives for
the freedom of our motherland. It is a glorious chapter in
struggle for freedom, in which the freedom fighters
unitedly fought, forgetting their language, region, caste
and religion. However, it is sickening to note that it is
dubbed as a communal war by the Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP).
Surendra Jain, Joint General Secretary of the VHP has said
that the freedom struggle took place in 1857 is a communal
war, fought for religion and similar wars would be waged
if Christians do not stop conversions. The RSS is out to
devide the people on religious line. The speech of the VHP
leader only shows that the Sangh Parivar may stoop to any
level to achieve their goal. The working class has to
remain vigilant and unitedly fight against this communal
in the spectrum auctioning reach Rs.1.07 lakh crore.
Private companies hint tariff increase.
The biddings in the
ongoing spectrum auctioning have touched a new height of
Rs.1.07 lakh crore on day 12. This is higher than the
Rs.1.06 lakh crore collected in the auctioning held in the
year 2010. In the present auctioning, Idea Cellular has
committed Rs.30,000 crore, Vadafone Rs.24,000 crore and
Airtel Rs.21,000 crore. Private telecom companies have
also hinted that the high bidding amounts will result in
fare hike and the days of cheap telecom tariff will soon
Corporate Office has
issued notification to hold the National Council on
13.04.2015. This date is fixed unilaterally and without
ascertaining the availability of the Staff Side members.
Hence, the Staff Side has sought a change in the date.
demand on immunity from transfer accepted. Union has
demanded to remove the restriction.
As per the order of the
DG P&T, so far the facility of immunity from transfers was
eligible to the office bearers of the Recognised Union,
only for a period of one year. However, this is extendable
beyond one year, based on the mutual goodwill between the
Union and the Administration. BSNLEU has demanded that the
period of immunity from transfer should be three years,
instead of one year, since recognition is granted for a
period of 3 years as per the New Recognition Rule.
Accepting the demand of BSNLEU, Management has issued
order yesterday. However, they have imposed a restriction
that the facility of immunity from transfer will be given
only once and will not be available for the second time.
This restriction is not acceptable to BSNLEU. Com. P.
Abhimanyu, GS, and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met
Shri Shameem Akhtar, Sr.GM (SR) today and demanded that
this restriction should be removed. The Sr.GM (SR) has
assured that the demand of the Union would be looked
with the ED (Finance).
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and
com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS met Smt. Sujatha Ray today
and congratulated her for getting selected as the next
Director (HR). The leaders gave her a brief picture of the
grievances of the Non-Executives and solicited her
cooperation for their smooth settlement.
with the ED (IT&CA).
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and
com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS met Shri N.K. Mehta, ED (IT
and Corporate Affairs) and congratulated him for having
selected for the post of next Director (Enterprise
Business). They held a brief discussion on about the
proposed HR plan of the Company.
with the GM (Telecom Factories).
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and
com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS met Shri Rajesh Kumar, GM
(Telecom Factories) yesterday the 16.03.2015 and demanded
immediate restoration of the production of SIM cards and
dropwire in the Mumbai Telecom Factory. The GM (TF)
replied that the chip modules for production of SIM cards
will be made available shortly. However, production of
dropwire can be restored only the approval of sample is
given by the QA. The leaders also held a detailed
discussion about the revival of the Telecom Factories.
Office letter to all CGM's on immunity from transfer to
the Recognised Representative Unions of Non-Executive
employees in BSNL.<<view
Shankar Prasad announces launch of BSNL’s new NGN
On 14.03.2015, the
Minister of Communications and Information Technology,
shri Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated BSNL’s Next
Generation Network (NGN) technology, based on fixed line.
The Next Generation Network (NGN) of BSNL allows users to
make video calls through landline phones, do multi-media
video conferencing, transfer calls from landline to
mobiles and vice versa. The facility is currently
available in Bangalore and soon whole of Karnataka will be
covered. The inauguration was done by Ravi Shankar Prasad
by placing a video call to R.K. Mishra, Chief General
Manager of BSNL in the Karnataka circle. BSNL plans to
convert 14 million telephone lines with NGN technology by
the end of December, 2017. This involves an investment of
[Source: Economic Times 13.03.2015]
letter to the GM (Rectt.) on communications with the
writes to the GM (ERP) on the consolidation of SSAs and
it’s impact on Non-Executives.<<view
Broadband market shares by various service providers.
Airtel - 21.48
BSNL - 20.18 %
Vodafone – 18.91%