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NEWS PERTAINING TO MAY 2009

  • 31.05.2009: BSNL in a soup again: 'That the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd has a penchant for getting into controversies when it comes to awarding equipment contracts is well-known.' Read More...

  • 28.05.2009: BSNL's monthly GSM growth rate declines: GSM subscriber figures for April 2009 shows a decline in BSNL's monthly growth rate as well as in its market share. View figures...

  • 27.05.2009:Mobile operators cross connections over 11-digit number plan:'Differences are growing among mobile operator lobbies over a government proposal to introduce an 11-digit access code in place of the existing 10-digit code from January 2010 for mobile services to accommodate a rapidly growing subscriber base.' Read More...

  • 27.05.2009: BSNL issues transfer orders in SDE (Civil) grade. View orders...

  • 27.05.2009: CHQ writes to Director (HRD) on cancellation of SDE tenure transfers:'We shall be thankful, if orders on the same line as that of F.No.1-12/2008-Pers II dated 15.5.2009 are issued, treating the tenure transfer orders No.1-1/2007-Pers II dated 10.9.08 as cancelled in respect of such SDEs who have not yet been relieved or who have been relieved but not joined in the transferred Circle till date.' Read More...

  • 26.05.2009: PROMOTION FROM SDEs TELECOM TO DEs TELECOM ON ADHOC BASIS: Promotion order of around 1300 SDEs Telecom to DEs Telecom on adhoc basis, which was earlier expected to be issued by this month end, may be ready only in June 2009.

  • 26.05.2009:  MODIFICATION OF ORDERS ON PAY FIXATION BENEFIT IN THE REVISED IDA SCALE: BSNL Management Committee is yet to consider the memo revising the pay fixation benefit in revised IDA scale to the extent of taking into consideration 78.2% of IDA merged with basic pay with effect from 1.1.2007 instead of 68.8% of the IDA as was ordered earlier. This modification is necessitated following issue of Order by DPE modifying the fitment formula taken up by our Association. It is believed that BSNL is delaying the decision on the plea that pay negotiation for the non-executives is not yet finalized. This is unacceptable and we are asking BSNL management to settle the matter of pay fixation at the earliest.

  • 25.05.2009: CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Non-filling up of SC/ST quota as per post based roaster system in promotion order from JTOs (Telecom) to SDEs (Telecom):'Also, it is a fact that roughly around 42 officers whose names find a place in this list have already been promoted through LDCE on their own merit.' Read More...

  • 25.05.2009:CHQ writes to GM (Pers), BSNL CO on cancellation of transfer of one Executive of Orissa Circle to hard tenure Circle even after serving one term earlier.  View letter...

  • 23.05.2009: BSNL endorses DoT letter making DOP&PW OM dated 02.09.2008 notifying amended provisions to CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, applicable to BSNL pensioners: BSNL has circulated DoT Letter dated 04.05.2009 on the above subject. View circular...

  • 20.05.2009: BSNL issues inter-circle request transfer orders in SDE grade.  View orders...

  • 19.05.2009:BSNL set to spread wings: BSNL will shortly appoint a panel of consultants to guide it on its overseas business plans, including mergers and acquisitions and bidding for licences.The company was seeking consultants for mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, acquiring telecom licences outside India, a senior BSNL official said. BSNL, with a view to establishing itself as a global player in the telecom sector and to achieve inorganic growth, was aiming at expanding its area of operations, the official said. The state-run firm, which so far concentrated only on the Indian market (except Delhi and Mumbai), has decided to expand overseas. Sources said BSNL had a cash surplus of over $10 billion and would use part of these resources for its overseas foray. So far, MTNL is the only state-owned telecom firm that has been bidding for licences abroad. Moving aggressively on its overseas expansion plans, BSNL has already set up a separate international business division to explore telecom opportunities abroad ~ be it acquisition of companies or bidding for licences. BSNL chairman, Mr Kuldeep Goyal, had earlier said the company would look at valuable buyouts based on due diligence of the target company. The PSU, he said had already received in-principle board approval to enter the global market and bidding for Tunisia is one such step. The North African country is set to issue new licences for fixed line and basic mobile telephone services. The licences, initially for 15 years, include national and international long-distance services - PTI

  • 18.05.2009: BSNL issues inter-circle transfer orders in SDE grade.  View orders...

  • 18.05.2009: BSNL issues transfer orders to BSNL CO, in SDE grade.  View orders...

  • 18.05.2009: BSNL issues modifications in the  orders of JTO to SDE promotion and postings issued by it on 15.05.2009. View modifications...

  • 17.05.2009: BSNL gets nod to award deal to Huawei: 'BSNL has overcome opposition from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the defence ministry, winning a permission to award a lucrative contract for telecom equipment to Chinese company Huawei. A government panel, which included representatives from IB and the defence ministry, has endorsed BSNLís position and allowed the company to place orders with Huawei for only southern states as they have no international land borders.' Read More...

  • 17.05.2009: Former Secretary, DoT, Shri.J.S.Sarma has been chosen for appointment as next Chairman, TRAI.  Shri.Sarma was the last entrant to the race for the top post. (Please re-visit our report dated 05.04.2009)

  • 15.05.2009 2030 Hrs: BSNL issues promotion orders from JTO (Telecom) to SDE (Telecom): View Office order...    View list...

  • 15.05.2009 1215 Hrs: Following our report yesterday on DoT issuing orders making DOP&PW OM dated 02.09.2008 notifying amended provisions to CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 , applicable to BSNL Pensioners, we are reproducing the copy of DoT orders here. It is obvious that the orders have been ready on 4.5.09, but has been released after clearance by Secretary DoT after his return from abroad. View orders...

  • 14.05.2009: DoT issues orders making DOP&PW OM dated 02.09.2008 notifying amended provisions to CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, applicable to BSNL pensioners:  We had reported on 01.04.2009 that 'our General Secretary has been called today over phone by a senior officer of DoP&PW and has been informed that, in response to our letter No.AIBSNLOA/CHQ/2009/09 dated 13.03.2009, (view our letter dated 13.3.09 addressed to DoT, with a copy to Dept. of P & PW) clarification has since been issued to DoT to implement all the amended provisions of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 including enhanced limit of gratuity effective from 1.1.2006 for the BSNL Pensioners.'  The long awaited DoT order has been issued today, after Secretary DoT came back yesterday after his foreign tour for about a week.

  • 14.05.2009: JTO (Telecom) to SDE (Telecom) promotion orders are expected to be issued tomorrow.

  • 14.05.2009: BSNL issues orders rationalising and revising Telegraph tariffs: View orders...

  • 14.05.2009: BSNL has issued amendments to BSNL CDA Rules 2006: View forwarding letter...  Annexure Page 1...    Annexure Page 2...     Annexure Page 3...

  • 13.05.2009: CHQ writes to CMD BSNL protesting against DoT's proposal to revise pension of BSNL pensioners in CDA Pay Scale: 'We are very much troubled to learn that DoT has moved a proposal wrongly relying on DoP&PWís OM No 4/14/2001-P&PW(D) dated 19.09.2003 to revise the pension of the BSNL pensioners in CDA pay scale in spite of the fact that the Department of Pension & Pensionersí Welfare has categorically advised DoT, while examining this proposal, that this Order is NOT applicable for BSNL pensioners.' Read More...

  • 12.05.2009: CHQ writes to CMD BSNL again on Removal of disparity in pay scales of BSNL Executives Removal of disparity in pay scales of BSNL Executives:'We therefore request you to utilize this opportunity to remove the disparity in pay scales of BSNL Executives vis-ŗ-vis the Executives of other comparable PSUs by granting E2 to E6 grades as mentioned above, without incurring any additional expenditure.' Read More...

  • 12.05.2009: CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Benefit of merger of 50% IDA with basic pay for fitment purpose: 'The DPE OM does not provide for any option to the individual PSU to decide whether to allow or not allow this benefit to its employees and hence has to be implemented as such.  We shall therefore request you to kindly expedite a decision in the Management Committee and subsequently in the BSNL Board so that approval of DoT could be obtained without further delay.' Read More...

  • 11.05.2009: BSNL issues modifications in zone of consideration of OC, SC and ST seniority list for DPC for promotion to STS Adhoc. View letter... List 2....    List 3...    List 4...

  • 10.05.2009: PERIODICITY OF PAY REVISION - AN ANALYSIS: A stalemate appears to exist in pay revision for non-Executive employees of BSNL, with differing views on the reduction in periodicity of pay revision to 5 years.   We publish here an analysis on the 'periodicity' issue, which would definitely help any one who reads it, to have a deep insight into it. Read the analysis...  View Excel sheet...

  • 08.05.2009: BSNL SEA section issues modifications in postings and transfer orders in CAO Adhoc. View orders...

  • 08.05.2009:BSNL issues amendment to JTO Recruitment Rules 2001, adding BE Information Technology in the qualifications list. View order...

  • 05.05.2009: PMO rejects Telecom Fee cut: 'The prime ministerís office (PMO) has shot down the decision of the communications ministry to slash the licence fee for telecom operators with large networks by up to a third, saying the ministry did not obtain the Cabinetís clearance before announcing the cut.' Read More...

  • 04.05.2009: T&D Circle renamed as Inspection Circle with changes in some functions. View BSNL order...

  • 04.05.2009: BSNL issues transfer and postings in STS (Telecom) including some modifications in place of posting. View orders...

  • 04.05.2009: BSNL issues transfer orders for SDEs who have completed tenure and replacements for them. View orders...

  • 04.05.2009: BSNL issues transfer orders in SDE (Elec) grade. View orders...

  • 04.05.2009: BSNL issues transfer orders in EE (Elec) grade. View orders...

  • 03.05.2009: MNP charges likely to be around Rs 200-Rs 300: Subscribers willing to make use of the soon to be introduced mobile number portability (MNP) may have to shell out a one time fee of around Rs 200-Rs 300.The final rates are yet to be announced by the countryís regulator, Trai.  Syniverse and MNP Interconnect have bagged licences to oversee MNP in India. (TT)

 

      
Com.V.P.Arya
General Secretary

 

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