78.2% IDA Pension Fixation – latest position


 Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor, AIBDPA, met Shri Samir Gupta, posted in place of Shri. Prachish Khanna Director(Estt.) who is on leave, today, 27th April 2016 and enquired about the latest position of the 78.2% IDA pension fixation issue of BSNL retirees. Director(Estt.) stated that the files are almost ready and will be forwarded to Cabinet Secretary after signing by the Secretary, DOT. It is expected  that the Cabinet Note will be forwarded to Cabinet Secretary by this or next week.


27 Apr 2016

On the occasion of the junior doctors strike in Britain, the World Federation of Trade Unions and its 92 million members around the world extend our solidarity to their continuous escalating struggle:

“Dear colleagues,

We are following the course of your struggle and express our solidarity to your fair demands.

The WFTU is consistent and steady in its fight for a public free healthcare system that prioritizes preventive medical care and provides full access in all essential facilities to all the population.

Our national public healthcare system in each country needs: fully and properly equipped facilities, adequate, well-educated and well-paid medical workforce working in humane and modern conditions which provide the relevant environment for the best possible medical care for all.

Your struggle concerns and benefits the totality of the society and all working people. Privatization of healthcare, education and public services promoted by the European Union, the Government and employers means drastic abolition of labour rights, unemployment, degradation of services provided and lack of access to essential services for the majority of the poorer sections of the population.

We wish you courage, strength and determination in your struggles and appeal to all people in Britain to treat this struggle as their and call the international trade union movement to express their solidarity to your struggle.


The WFTU extends solidarity to the employees at airports in Germany

27 Apr 2016

On the occasion of the strike today, on the 27th of April 2016, of ground crews, check-in staff, repair workers and the fire department at airports in Germany, the World Federation of Trade Unions and its 92 million members around the world extend our solidarity to your struggle.

We raise our voices in fraternity and join you in the demand of your fair rights and demand the attainment of your needs for salary increase according to the modern day needs.


AIBDPA Vaikom Area in Kottayam District organized a well attended family get together on 26-04-2016. Com. Anil Biswas, Municipal Chairman inaugurated under the president ship of Jose T George, Branch President. Com.N.Guruprasad, Circle Secretary delivered the keynote address. Coms. K.P.Pankajakshan, District Secretary, V.Karthikeyan, Circle Org Secretary, BSNLEU, M.K.Lalaji, M.Sukumaran Nair (AIPRPA) and CRG Nair (CGPA) spoke. Com.P.K.Sudhakaran welcomed and Com.V.C.Lukose proposed vote of thanks. 

Jayaraj Kg's photo.
Jayaraj Kg's photo.

Jayaraj Kg's photo.


According to the data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on 26-04-2016, number of telecom subscribers increased to1051.88 million as on February 29, 2016 from 1043.29 million in January, 2016.

Tele density in the country registered a growth of 0.82%; increased from 1530.2 to 1539.3 million. In the wireless segment increased to 1026.66 from 1017.97 million in January, 2016. Market share of various companies are as follows;

Bharti Airtel-24.22%, Vodafone- 19.16%, Idea- 17.01%, Reliance- 9.93%, Aircel- 8.44%, BSNL-8.26%, Tata– 5.87%, Telenor- 5.03%, Sistema- 0.75%, Videocon- 0.66%, MTNL- 0.35%.

Growth in wireless subscribers in February, 2016

BSNL- 1.67, Bharti- 1.18, Vodafone- 1.04, Quadrant- 0.94, Idea- 0.85, Aircel- 0.71, Reliance- 0.69, Telenor- 0.49 and MTNL- 0.30

Videocon, Tata and Sistema however registered a reduction during the period.

Circle wise it is Assam with 2.03% growth topped the list while Karnataka and Delhi showed a decline.

In MNP, there were 5.10 million requests in February, 2016 and the total stands to be 204.73 million.

Wireline  declined by 0.10 million from 25.32 million in January to 25.22 million in February, 2016. The market share of the two PSUs is 72.54% (BSNL- 58.63 + MTNL- 13.91). Among the private companies Bharti Airtel topped with 14.43%. BSNL lost 1,34,160 connections in February while MTNL lost 4,423 connections.

The broadband segment registerd a growth of 3.40%; to reach 144.87 million from 140.10 million. The market share is as follows;

Bharti-25.49%, Vodafone- 18.25%, Idea- 15.32%, BSNL- 13.74%, Reliance- 10.8% and others- 16.40%.