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700 MHz Spectrum allotment to BSNL under examination – Minister

NEW DELHI: The proposal by state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) for allotment of spectrum in the 700 MHz band or 2100 MHz band for 4G services is “under examination”, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

“…BSNL has requested for allotment of one 5 MHz slot in 700 MHz Band for pan-India (excluding Delhi and Mumbai) for 4G/LTE service through equity fusion route or an allocation of 5 MHz slot in 2100 MHz band temporarily for one year on payment,” Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said. .. (Courtesy: ET)

GDP GROWING AT 6.5%- LOWEST UNDER MODI GOVERNMENT.

 

GST disruptions eat FY18 economic growth; GDP seen growing at 6.5%, lowest under Modi government
The practice of releasing advance GDP growth data began last year when the government shifted the Union Budget presentation to February 1 from the end of the February..

The economy is expected to grow at a four-year low of 6.5% in the current fiscal, the lowest under the Modi-led government, mainly due to the poor performance of agriculture and manufacturing sector, as against 7.1% in the last fiscal, the Central Statistics Office data on GDP advance estimate showed on Friday.

(Financial Express)

IAS OFFICER APPOINTED AS CMD OF TOWER COMPANY-ALL UNIONS CALL FOR PROTEST DEMONSTRATION ON 08-01-2018- AIBDPA TO JOIN.

The unions and associations of BSNL are continuously opposing the formation of a Subsidiary Tower Company. A one day strike on 15.12.2016 and a two day strike on 12th & 13th December, 2017, have already been organised against the formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. Despite the stiff opposition from the entire BSNL employees, the government has appointed the CMD of the Subsidiary Tower Company. Further, it is shocking that an IAS officer is appointed as the CMD. This clearly shows that the Subsidiary Tower Company will remain under the control of the government and not under the control of BSNL. Hence, it is proved that through the Subsidiary Tower Company, the government is snatching away the entire mobile towers of BSNL. To express our immediate protest, “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL” have decided to organise protest lunch hour demonstrations on 08.01.2018, at the Corporate Office, Circle and District levels. Memorandum, addressed to the Secretary, DoT, shall also be submitted to the CGM’s on that day. The All Unions and Associations of BSNL is holding it’s meeting at 15:30 hrs. on 08.01.2018, to decide about the next course of action. Circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to effectively organise the lunch hour demonstrations, in coordination with the other constituents of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL”.  

ALL THE AIBDPA UNITS ARE REQUESTED TO JOIN THE PROGRAMME OF LUNCH HOUR DEMONSTRATION ON 08-01-2018 AGAINST THE SINISTER MOVE OF THE THE GOVERNMENT TO WEAKEN BSNL BY TAKING AWAY THE TOWERS FROM IT.

Achievement of targets in the mobile segment for the month of December, 2017.

BSNL Corporate Office has released the figures related to the achievement of targets in the mobile segment for the month of December, 2017. Some circles have performed extremely well were as many circles have not done so. We heartily congratulate the Kolkata circle which has achieved 279% of the target. The other circles which have done well are Chhattisgarh – 142% : Assam – 123% : Madhya Pradesh – 119% : Himachal Pradesh – 118% : A&N circle – 116% : Jharkhand – 114% : West Bengal – 105 %  and J&K – 104%<<view CO letter>> <<Annexure-I>> <<Annexure-II>>

(courtesy:BSNLEU website)

GDP GROWTH IN 2017-18 WILL BE BELOW 7%.

India’s GDP growth to slip below 7% this fiscal, say experts

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is scheduled to release its advance estimates of national income 2017-18 on Friday.
India’s economic growth is likely to be below 7 per cent this fiscal, say experts, citing GST disruption and lingering impact of note ban.
The Indian economy grew 7.1 per cent in 2016-17, against 8 per cent in 2015-16.
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is scheduled to release its advance estimates of national income 2017-18 on Friday.
“It is difficult for GDP to cross 7 per cent this fiscal unless the base is revised downwards. The economy is expected to do well in the third and fourth quarter,” SBI Research Chief Economist Soumya Kanti Ghosh told PTI.
Ghosh said the GDP growth would be 6.5 per cent on unchanged base last year.

NO TIME FRAME FOR WAGE NEGOTIATIONS IN CPSEs- MINISTER’S REPLY IN PARLIAMENT ON 02-01-2018

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEAVY INDUSTRIES AND
PUBLIC ENTERPRISES (SHRI BABUL SUPRIYO)

(a) & (b): Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has issued guidelines vide OM No.W-02/0015/2016-DPE(WC)-GL-XXIV/17 dated 24th November, 2017 conveying the decision of the Government that the 8th round of wage negotiations (which falls due on general basis from 01.01.2017) with the workers of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) may be undertaken by the Managements of the Enterprises with their Trade Unions/Associations.

(c) & (d): As per guidelines, management of the CPSEs would be free to negotiate wage revision for workmen where the periodicity of wage settlement of five years or ten years has expired generally on 31.12.2016 keeping in view the affordability and financial sustainability of such wage revision for the CPSEs.

However, no time frame has been laid down in the guidelines issued by the Government for completion of wage negotiations by the management of CPSEs with Trade Unions/Associations.

INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF BSNL- ACHIEVES OPERATIONAL PROFIT CONTINUOUSLY FOR THE 3RD YEAR.

 

BSNL has retained Operational Profit for the 3rd consecutive year despite cut throat competition from Reliance Jio. It has earned an Operational Profit of Rs.1682 crore in the financial year 2016-17, as per the balance sheet approved by the Annual General Meeting of BSNL held on 21-12-2017.

The total revenue is Rs.31,533.44 cr, almost retained the last year revenue and the net loss also reduced to Rs.4793 cr. At the same time, the asset value has increased to Rs.1.15 lakh cr from Rs.44,000 cr, after revaluation based on the new accounting system

Beware of “cheats” and their “deceptive” messages – CHQ appeals to all the comrades.

A WhatsApp message is being circulated, regarding the appointment of the CMD of the Subsidiary Tower Company. Without mentioning the name of any union or association, the message indirectly says that sufficient action is not taken to stop the formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company. It also says that this issue could have been used as a “bargaining tool” to settle wage revision. 

It means, we could have told the government that, “we accept Subsidiary Tower Company, and you give us wage revision”. Without understanding the “poison” contained in this message, many of our comrades are also innocently forwarding this message. In this regard, the CHQ wishes to state the following:-  

1)    The unions and associations have not been slack in opposing Subsidiary Tower Company. The entire Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL have gone on a one day strike on 15-12-2016, exclusively on this issue alone. Again a two day strike is organised on 12th and 13th December, 2017 on this issue.  

2)   Subsidiary Tower Company is being brought by the government, only with the sole aim of killing BSNL. Hence, there is no question of our accepting Subsidiary Tower Company, to settle wage revision. 

3)    This cleverly worded message is drafted by the “boot-lickers” of the government, who are prepared to do “anything” for the sake of money. A worker, having self respect, cannot accept such proposals of “Mir Jaffers”. The unions and associations of BSNL have successfully safe-guarded this Company, with their “sweat and blood”, combined with relentless struggles. In future also, we will do everything to protect BSNL. 

BSNLEU requests not only it’s members, but also the entire the Non-Executives and Executives, to remain careful about the “cheats” and their deceptive messages. If you receive such messages, please do not forward it to anyone.

(BSNLEU Website)