The AUAB met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL, on 04-07-2019, and had a very detailed discussion. General Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, BSNL MS and representatives of AIGETOA, ATM and BSNL OA participated.
The representatives of AUAB conveyed to the CMD BSNL, the decision of the AUAB meeting held on 03.07.2019, to intensify the “BSNL At Your Door Steps” programme, to step up the revenue collections of BSNL. The CMD BSNL appreciated it and informed that the BSNL Corporate Office also would take steps to make this programme successful. Further, he advised that efforts should be taken to collect the outstanding dues. The outstanding amount in the EB Branch alone comes to Rs.3,000 crore, said the CMD BSNL. Further he also requested to ensure that scrap materials are disposed off, to collect money.
The representatives brought to the notice of the CMD BSNL that there is a great demand for BSNL’s FTTH connections, through which the Company can collect handsome revenue. However, they pointed out that needful equipments, stores and materials are not available, as result of which BSNL is not able to provide FTTH connections on demand. The CMD BSNL replied that needful action would be taken in this regard.
The representatives of the AUAB recorded their strong protest for the taking over of the ALTTC by the DoT and told that they would be compelled to launch struggles against this. The CMD BSNL told that this would be duly communicated to the DoT in the appropriate manner.
The representatives also told the CMD BSNL that a large number of BTSs are being shut down due to non-payment of electricity bills and also wages were not paid to the contract workers for the past 6 months. They pointed out that the quality of service is deteriorating rapidly and something needs to be done to stop it. The CMD BSNL replied that no bank is coming forward to give loan and still he is trying hard to get bank loan to improve the situation.
As regards, the taking away of maintenance works of BBNL, from BSNL, the CMD BSNL replied that the rate that BSNL is getting for this maintenance works is very less and that the BBNL is not willing to raise it. Hence, BSNL is also not interested to continue with the same, since it is not a gainful job. Further the CMD BSNL told that BSNL has claimed compensation from the government to run 17,000 loss making exchanges.