increase w.e.f. 1.7.2010:
According to our calculation IDA shall increase by 0.3%
from 34.8% to 35.1% w.e.f 1.7.2010.
29.06.2010 1300 Hrs:
LDCE for promotion to SDE (Telecom) postponed:
The LDCE for promotion to SDE (Telecom) sheduled for 4th
July 2010 has been postponed till further orders
View BSNL orders...
writes to CMD BSNL on Holding of DPC for promotion from JTO (C/E) to SDE (C/E)
as per old Recruitment Rules:
'We are appreciative of your commitment to complete the
DPCs for promotion to STS Regular as well as STS Adhoc in Telecom Wing in a time
bound manner. We request you to bequeath your kind attention in a similar manner
to this issue also, so that the Executives in Civil / Electrical wings also get
their due promotion to STS grade without further delay as per old RR in the same
way as allowed to other categories of Executives.'
BSNL lashes out at TRAI. Says Regulator is biased:
'In a strongly-worded communication to Trai, BSNL said the
regulator used ‘non-existent and incorrect information for giving completely
impermissible, predetermined and biased recommendations against the PSU’. It
further said this was done to ‘favour private operators and cause financial
losses to it as well as put it in a competitive disadvantage’
to allot 3G spectrum on Sept 1:
The government on Friday said it would allot 3G spectrum
to successful bidders on September 1, and rejected the criticism of faulty
auction process. (PTI)
of benefits to internal candidates selected against DR JTO quota:
BSNL has ordered extension of various benefits including
the benefits of past service to internal candidates selected against Direct
Recruitment JTO Quota and have applied through proper channel in the competitive
examinations held in the year 2001 onwards.
It may be recalled that it was AIBSNLOA to take up the
issue first when orders for deletion of HRMS numbers and consequent denial of
benefits of past service, were issued by BSNL.
AIBSNLOA letter]. This is yet
another achievement of AIBSNLOA.
and reallotment in the grade of JAG (TF):
BSNL has issued transfer & postings and reallotment orders
in DGM (F) grade. View
Inter-Circle Transfers in SDE (Telecom):
BSNL has issued Inter-Circle transfer orders in SDE
Declaration of results of 25% LDCE for promotion as SDE held on 15.7.2007 -
Corrigendum II: Our year long and sustained efforts in
getting justice to candidates who had scored a few marks less than the
qualifying marks in the LDCE for promotion to SDE held on 15.7.2007, has finally
borne fruit. BSNL has today issued Corrigendum II to the results,
declaring eight candidates successful as a result of re-totalling/verification
We are still pursuing revaluation of answer sheets in a
few concrete cases. Cases related to wrong answer key are reportedly yet to be
considered pending outcome of some court cases.
Relaxation for travel by air to J&K on LTC:
In relaxation of CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, Government has
decided to permit Government Employees to travel by air to Jammu & Kashmir under
a special scheme which will be operational for two years.
View DoP&T O.M...
Sarin may be asked to head BSNL?:
'Top Government sources told Business Line that a list of
possible candidates is being prepared which will be vetted by a selection
committee.“We are discussing various candidates, including Arun Sarin. He is an
Indian and has global expertise in successfully managing a large telecom
company. A final decision is yet to be taken based on what the candidates ask
for to take up the job and what the Government is prepared to give. Arun Sarin,
for example, may want to bring in his own team if he agrees to our proposal.”
REVISION OF PENSION OF THE RETIRED ABSORBED BSNL EMPLOYEES:
The news appearing in some websites indicating the
negative status of the case for revision of pension of the absorbed BSNL
Employees who retired between 1.10.2000 and 31.12.2006 have created a panic
situation and resultant frustration in the minds of the affected pensioners.
There were even reports that DOT is contemplating revision of pension in terms
of CDA equivalents which is another unknown and impracticable concept. However,
we have no such information. All that we know is that the draft Cabinet Memo has
been finalized and the same will now be sent to Department of Pension &
Pensioners’ Welfare, Department of Expenditure, Department of Public Enterprises
and Department of Legal Affairs. The revision is proposed to be on IDA pay scale
with IDA DA and same percentage of fixation benefit as has been applied in case
of the serving BSNL employees whose pay scales were revised w.e.f. 1.1.2007. In
fact, the proposed revision is in the same line as we had been demanding with
full justifications. On receipt of the comments on the proposal from the above
stated Departments/Ministries, the same will be incorporated in the final
Cabinet Memo and sent to the Cabinet for approval of the proposal contained in
the Memo. (AIBSNLREA)
CHQ writes to CMD BSNL forwarding an article on 'BSNL as Primary Reference Clock
outsourcing vendor': 'We are
enclosing herewith an article from a young and innovative BSNL Executive on the
above subject suggesting a lucrative business model for implementation by BSNL
which may help BSNL to improve its financial position.'
All India GSM Subscriber figures for May 2010:
CHQ writes to CMD on Reduction in pension in cases of Pay fixation of
Group B officers who have opted for IDA pay scale from the date of promotion
which happened to fall after 1.10.2000:
'We therefore request that CCAs of all Circles be directed
to decide the case of payment of pension based on existing instructions of BSNL
as already advised by DOT vide No 1-1(04)/2005-PAT(Pt) dated 24.09.2008 and not
to resort to the practice of reducing the quantum of pension.'
benefits, including PF, not to be taxed:'As
of now, it is proposed to provide the EEE (Exempt- Exempt-Exempt) method of
taxation for Government Provident Fund (GPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and
Recognised Provident Funds (RPF) ...", the revised DTC released by the Finance
writes to CMD BSNL on Relaxation in aggregate marks required in JAO Part II LDCE
held in January 2010: 'Even
worse is a case where Shri R.Dhanakodi of Karur, Tamilnadu has scored 247 out of
550 aggregating to 44.9% (just 0.1% short) having qualified in all the five
papers and still has been declared unsuccessful.'
seeks refund of 3G bid money:
'In a letter dated May 31, Kuldeep Goyal, BSNL's managing
director wrote to P J Thomas, secretary DoT, to refund the entire Rs 10,186.58
crore which it paid to the government for pan-India 3G spectrum excluding Delhi
and Mumbai. The last date for payment of 3G spectrum dues was May 31.'
Clarifications in Executives Promotion Policy:
BSNL has further clarified that 'in cases of anomaly where
the senior starts drawing lesser pay than junior, the pay of senior may be
stepped up at par with junior, subject to fulfillment of other conditions'.
I-T exemption limit for gratuity upped to Rs 10 lakh: The
government today raised the income tax exemption limit on gratuity from Rs 3.5
lakh to Rs 10 lakh, with effect from May 24. "Employees who retire, become
incapacitated, terminated, or die on or after May 24, 2010, will get I-T
exemption for gratuity up to Rs 10 lakh," a Finance Ministry official said here.
The Finance Ministry today notified a rule in this regard, the official added.
of SC/ST roster in SDE Promotion: This
issue is being pursued by AIBSNLOA based on the inputs given by Com.Sant Kumar,
Circle Secretary, AIBSNLOA, Himachal Pradesh. After continuous pressure
exerted by us, Personnel Branch of BSNL CO had to admit that there were
vacancies left out. Then, Com.Sant Kumar and others had filed an
application in Hon'ble CAT, Chandigarh, praying for direction to BSNL CO to hold
a review DPC for unfilled SC vacancies for the years 2006-07 & 2007-08 and had
submitted similar representations to BSNL. The Hon'ble Division Bench of
CAT, Chandigarh has issued directions to CMD and Director (HRD), BSNL "to
examine the representations of the applicants and subsequent developments which
have taken place as above and to pass appropriate order within a period of 2
asks Trai to review interconnection policy:
The telecom tribunal TDSAT has directed the regulator Trai
to review its policy of reducing interconnection charges paid by operators
saying there was lack of transparency in the process.Hearing a petition filed by
state-owned telcos MTNL and BSNL challenging the February 2007 Trai decision to
reduce the interconnection charges--the fee one operator pays to other for
connectivity--TDSAT said, "we are of the opinion that the issues raised before
us by the parties require a fresh look by the Trai itself." A bench of Telecom
Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) headed by Justice SB Sinha
said, Trai has the undisputed powers to make, modify or alter the port or
interconnection charges. However, while doing so it is required to maintain a
high level of transparency that appears not to have been followed in this
particular case, it added. (PTI)
BSNL launches 3G advertising campaign on Rajdhani trains:
'The external media campaign is estimated to generate
85,000 eye balls while the internal medium will aim to attract up to 1,500
passengers per day. As part of the internal campaign, 350 panels, 200 table Tops
and 400 Brochure Holders with audio jingles, announcements, contest and
activation by in-train promoters will be put in use.'
West Bengal Website launched:
AIBSNLOA West Bengal Circle has launched its website.
doubles Broadband speed for Home Unlimited Plans:
BSNL has upgraded the bandwidth (download speed) Home
Unlimited Broadband Postpaid plans with immediate effect.
launches new 2G, 3G plans for customers:'BSNL on Thursday
launched various plans for existing and new 2G and 3G subscribers, as well as
service poised to sweep rural, urban societies:'Like
it or not, you may soon have to reveal your location status to your spouse or
boss, who will be able to track you to within 300 metres of where you are, as
location finders are turning the hottest new killer app in the mobile
value-added services domain.'
pay Rs.67,719 crores to Government towards 3G spectrum:
Nine telecom players, including BSNL, MTNL, Bharti,
Vodafone and RCom, on Monday paid Rs 67,719 crore to the government towards 3G
spectrum that was auctioned recently. Bharti Airtel paid the highest Rs
12,295.46 crore for 3G spectrum (radio waves) in 13 circles, followed by
Vodafone Rs 11,617.86 crore. State-owned BSNL also paid Rs 10,186.56 crore for
the radio waves across India, except in Delhi and Mumbai.