Meeting between CMD BSNL and the Core Committee of All Unions and Associations

A meeting is held on 17-01-2018 between the CMD BSNL and the Core Committee today. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, BSNLEU, Com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA and Com.K.S. Kulkarni, AGS, NFTE, attended today’s meeting. In the meeting, the following information is given by the CMD BSNL.  

 

Financial results of BSNL for 2016 – 17.

The CMD BSNL shared some information with regards to BSNL’s financial results for the year 2016 – 17, which are encouraging. Operating profit (EBIDTA) is estimated to be Rs.1,684 crore and the net loss of the Company is estimated at Rs.4,700 crore. The CMD BSNL also informed that according to the new valuation mechanism, the net worth of BSNL is valued at Rs.34,319 crore and that, the net asset worth of the Company is estimated at Rs.91,684 crore.  

 

BSNL to roll-out 4G service on 31.01.2018.

The CMD BSNL informed that BSNL will announce the rolling-out of it’s 4G service on 31st January, 2018. He told that BSNL has demanded from the government, the allocation of 5MHz of 4G spectrum, in the 2100MHz bandwidth. The price of this 4G spectrum comes to Rs.16,000 crore. BSNL has demanded that 50% of this amount should be adjusted through capital infusion by the government, and the remaining 50% would be paid by BSNL in 10 equal instalments, said the CMD. He also told that the DoT is positive to the demand of BSNL, and that a final decision is expected to be taken soon. After allotment of 4G spectrum by the government, BSNL would install 10,000 BTSs for rolling-out 4G service. 

 

Core Committee members raised serious issues with the CMD.

In today’s meeting the members of the Core Committee raised certain serious issues with the CMD BSNL. They told that the issues of non-settlement of 3rd Pay Revision and formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company with an IAS officer as it’s CMD are seriously agitating the minds of the employees. Cancellation of the free calling from landlines on Sundays, as well as change in the timing of the night free calling, acute shortage of equipments for providing FTTH connections, frequent and large scale damaging of BSNL’s cables were taken to the notice of the CMD.

(BSNLEU website)

Telecom a services facilitator, not just revenue generator: Manoj Sinha- If so why should pay revision in BSNL is denied ?

Shri Manoj Sinha, Minister of Communications has stated that Telecom is a services provider and therefore cannot be revenue generator for the government; Economic Times has reported. The report further says that it is a change in the mindset of the government. Well and Good; then the government should immediately cause early action to implement the 3rd PRC to BSNL employees and the pension revision to the BSNL pensioners.

DHARWAR DISTRICT CONFERENCE HELD SUCCESSFULLY.

Com.G.G.Patil, AGS has inaugurated the Biennial District Conference of Dharwar at Telephone Exchange Recreation Club hall on 09-01-2018 , covering all the issues of the pensioners and the current developments. Com.A.D.Kulkarni, District Secretary also addressed as a special invitee. Com.I.R.Bijapur, District Secretary welcomed the participants. The biennial report and accounts presented by the District Secretary and Treasurer were adopted after discussion. Com.N.S.Kasabed, President presided over the conference..

Office bearers were elected unanimously with Com. N.S.Kasabed (President), Com.J.Y.Totad (District Secretary) and Com.D.C.Yeligar (Treasurer)

BSNL Withdraws Unlimited Sunday Free Voice Calling from Landline and Broadband Plans Across India ONE STEP FORWARD AND TWO STEPS BACKWARD..?

 


State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has made yet another massive change, but this time for its broadband section. The company has now announced the withdrawal of unlimited Sunday free voice calling with its landline/combo/FTTH broadband plans. This new change will be effective from February 1, 2018, and is applicable to both new as well as existing customers. BSNL, a while back released a press statement on the same.

This new change comes after the broadband free voice calling timings change from 9 PM to 7 AM to 10:30 PM to 6 AM. This change is already effective across the country. Already, customers are heavily disappointed with this change from the government-owned PSU, and the withdrawal of free Sunday voice calling will be a huge setback for them.

For the unaware, BSNL is currently the leading broadband service provider in India with over 12 million wired subscribers. Thanks to some affordable and luring broadband plans, BSNL achieved this feat, and notably, the company has coverage across major parts of the country.

Corporate Office letter on withdrawal of Unlimited Free calling to any network on all Sundays from BSNL landline.<<<view letter>>>

MAVELIKARA AREA BRANCH MEETING

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Com.N.Guruprasad, Circle Secretary inaugurated a well attended meeting of Mavelikara Area on 14-01-2018. He explained the current developments especially the agitational programme calle by All Unions and Associations for wage revision and pension revision and CHQ decision to participate. Com.K.P.Kesavan Nair, President presided over the meeting. Com.P.Surendran, District Secretary also addressed. Com.P.Sasidharan, Area Secretary welcomed all.

BELGAUM DISTRICT CONFERENCE HELD BEFITTINGLY WITH GOOD PARTICIPATION.

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The District Conference of Belgaum was held with good participation at M.G.Auditorium, Belgaum on 11-01-2018. Com.R.B.Tatapati, District President presided over the conference and delivered the keynote address. Inaugurating the conference, Com.G.G.Patil, AGS,  explained the issues in detail and the efforts and struggles being organised by CHQ for settlement. Coms.Muddaiah, Circle Secretary, Bhosale, and Gaste also addressed. Com.S.S.Sarapure, District Secretary wecomed all and submitted the biennial report which was adopted after discussion. Participation of more than 50 lady comrades is worth mentioning.

Com. R.B.Tatapati (President), S.S.Sarapure (District Secretary) and Com.M.V.Kulkarni are the important office bearers elected unanimously.

Date of March to Sanchar Bhawan changed as 23-02-2018, in view of Holi.

The All Unions and Associations of BSNL had fixed 28-02-2018 as the date for March to Sanchar Bhawan. However, difficulties are expressed by comrades in the availability of train tickets, in view of Holi, which falls on 1st and 2nd March. In view of this, the Steering Committee, in consultation with all the unions and associations, has now fixed 23-02-2018 as the date for the March to Sanchar Bhawan. Inconvenience caused due to the change in date is regretted. Comrades are requested to book their tickets immediately, and to make the March to Sanchar Bhawan programme, a big success.

(BSNLEU website)

AIBDPA comrades from NTR,Delhi and nearby circles of Haryana, Punjab, UP(E), UP(W), Rajasthan,MP etc are requested to participate in the Sanchar Bhawan March in large numbers and make it a resoundung success.

DEMOCRACY IN DANGER- SAYS FOUR JUDGES OF THE SUPREME COURT.

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Four senior judges say situation in SC ‘not in order’

In an unprecedented move, four senior most judges of the Supreme Court on Friday  called a press conference and said the situation in the top court was “not in order”+ and many “less than desirable” things have taken place.
Unless this institution is preserved, “democracy will not survive in the country”.
Justice J Chelameswar, the second senior judge after the Chief Justice of India, said “sometimes administration of the Supreme Court is not in order and many things which are less than desirable have happened in the last few months”.

The four judges also wrote a seven-page letter to the CJI.

Senior SC judges’ press conference: Five main issues that annoyed them

1) The four senior judges+ believe that all important cases get heard by CJI-led bench and do not get distributed to other senior judges heading benches.

2) The four judges also said there have been instances where cases that have far-reaching consequences for the nation and the judiciary were assigned by the Chief Justice selectively – to benches of their preference – and not based on rationality. “This must be guarded against at all costs,” said the 4 senior SC judges.

3) Specifically, the Four judges were annoyed that a public interest litigation seeking a probe into Judge B M Loya’s “mysterious” death was assigned to court no. 10 and not to any of the first four benches other than the CJI-led bench.

4) The judges further had a simmering grievance about the medical college admissions scam being sent to court no 7 after a Justice Chelameswar headed bench sent it to a five-judge bench of himself, the CJI, himself, and Justices Gogoi, Lokur and Joseph. The medical college admissions scam is to do with the role of sitting and retired judges of high courts in enabling private medical colleges admit students to MBBS courses despite the apex court’s order to the contrary.

5) The four judges also said that it was wrong on part of CJI to head a small bench and deal with the memorandum of procedure when it was earlier heard by a five-judge bench.

(The Times of India)

JALGAON DISTRICT BRANCH HELD A SPECIAL GENERAL BODY MEETING ON 11-01-2018

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A large number of pensioners participated in the special general body meeting held at Jalgaon on 11-01-2018. Com.R.N.Patil, Circle Secretary inaugurated the meeting and explained the current developments about pension revision based on 3rd PRC, programme of agitation by All Unions and Associations in which AIBDPA also has to participate, holding of Central Executive Committee meeting at Jalgaon etc. Com.A.S.Ingale, , President presided. Coms. H.K.Patil, District Secretary and A.S.Chaudhary, Circle Vice President also addressed. The meeting decided to launch local agitation for settlement of medical bills and non-payment of quarterly medical allowance from April, 2017.