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  • 30.09.2011:BSNL likely to get Rs 5500 crore more for defence network: 'The Telecom Commission, the apex decision-making body of the communications ministry, will meet within days to clear a proposal by state-owned BSNL seeking an additional capital expenditure of Rs 5,503 crore for the alternate network it is building for the armed forces, officials with direct knowledge of the development told ET.' Read More...

  • 30.09.2011:Revised order of promotion to AE (E)/SDE (E) on the basis of LDCE 2002: In accordance with CAT, Hyderabad orders, BSNL has issued orders notionally promoting Executives presently working as JE (E)/JTO (E)/SDE (E) w.e.f. 20.11.2003, on the basis of LDCE held on 14.3.2002. View orders...

  • 30.09.2011:Promotion from JTO (E) to SDE (E): BSNL has issued promotion and posting orders on the basis of results of LDCE for promotion to SDE (Electrical) declared on 17th August 2011. View orders...

  • 30.09.2011:Increase in IDA rate w.e.f. 1.10.2011: An IDA increase of 4.8% has become due w.e.f.1.10.2011.

  • 29.09.2011:BSNL-Topper Service: BSNL, in association with M/s Greycells 18 Media Ltd. launches a unique initiative for students of Classes 9-12 covering syllabus of various boards like CBSE, ICSE & other Major state boards. View details...

  • 28.09.2011:MoU with Union Bank of India: BSNL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Union Bank of India for various loans to BSNL employees for a period of one year upto 25th September 2012. View MoU ...

  • 26.09.2011:No more pesky calls and SMSs from tomorrow: 'To avail the service, the customers will have to get themselves registered with the National Customer Preference Registry, earlier known as "National Do Not Call Registry".' Read More...

  • 26.09.2011:Supreme Court observation on RTI: In a recent judgment, Supreme Court has observed that, "where the information sought is not a part of the record of the public authority, and where such information is not required to be maintained under any law or the rules or regulations of the public authority, the law does not cast an obligation on the public authority to collect or collate such non-available information and then furnish it to the applicant." Read More...

  • 25.09.2011:Airtel faces fine of Rs 50 crore for masking calls: 'The telecom department is likely to haul up Bharti Airtel for allegedly camouflaging its calling-line identification (CLI) mechanism while making promotional business calls to non-Airtel customers.' Read More...

  • 23.09.2011:CHQ writes to CMD on VRS in BSNL: 'In order that those who volunteer to take the VRS offer get proper and justified compensation for leaving the service prematurely, we request serious consideration of all the following points, before taking a final call on the VRS.' Read More...

  • 23.09.2011:Option called for again, for absorption of ITS officers in BSNL: DoT has called for option, on the same terms and conditions previously offered, from ITS Group A officers for absorption in BSNL, including those of TTS, TFS, Civil, Electrical and Accounts & Finance services. The last date of submission of option forms for officers on deputation to BSNL is 8.11.2011. For those who are working in DoT or on deputation to other departments, the last date is 28.10.2011. View DoT circular...

  • 22.09.2011:Clarification on Leave encashment on LTC: The proposal of leave encashment on LTC for BSNL employees who have opted for the facility of LTC provided to their spouses employed in other PSUs/Corporatiohn/Autonomous bodies etc. and those who are otherwise not entitled for LTC on account of their spouses employed in Indian Railways/National Airlines who are entitled to previlege passes/concession tickets without deducting the same from overall accumulation limit of 300 days w.e.f. 28.9.2010, has not been approved by the competent authority. View orders...

  • 22.09.2011:All India GSM Subscriber Figures for August 2011: BSNL has just added 3,88,057 connections in August 2011, against the 17,72,670 connections last month. View figures...

  • 22.09.2011:Contempt petition on SDE Seniority in CAT, Chennai closed: The contempt petition in 37/2011 filed by SC/ST Executive Officers' Welfare Association regarding seniority list dated 17.1.2007 of SDE (Telecom), has been closed today by Hon'ble CAT, Chennai, on production of copy of the existing Stay order in Hon'ble High Court, Madras, removing the hurdle for promotion to DE (Adhoc), DE (Regular) and DGM (Adhoc).

  • 21.09.2011:LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) under 33% quota: While disposing off applications in various CATs, the Principal CAT New Delhi had ruled that the eligibility for appearing in the LDCE would be 3 years regular service as JTO as on 1st July of the vacancy years, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-2010. BSNL has circulated the names of the applicants in the above OAs and has asked the circles to intimate their eligibility yearwise before 26th September 2011 for taking further action in holding the LDCE.

  • 20.09.2011:Pay fixation under FR (1) (a) (I) on promotion to DE on regular basis: BSNL has now provided for option to choose the date of pay fixation in terms of FR 22 (1) (a) (I) for those who had been promoted to DE grade on regular basis through various promotion and posting orders issued during 2010 and 2011. View orders...

  • 19.09.2011:Revision of flat rates of licence fee for departmental quarters w.e.f. 1.7.2010: As per Directorate of Estates orders, BSNL has conveyed its approval to recover the licence fees w.e.f. 1.7.2010 for the departmental accommodations as per the revised ratess. View orders...

  • 19.09.2011:DoT plans alliance between BSNL, MTNL, C-DoT, ITI and TCIL: 'BK Syngal, who is ex-CMD of erswhile VSNL (now Tata Communications), however, feels the entire concept is flawed since there are no real synergies between the proposed alliance partners. "Where are the synergies? We are talking of two loss-making service providers in BSNL and MTNL. An R&D company in C-DoT which hasn't done any pathbreaking research for decades and a virtually defunct telecoms gear maker in ITI that is in the red. If anything, the proposed exercise may prove to be an indirect ploy to tap the fast dwindling cash reserves of BSNL and MTNL to cover the inefficiencies of ITI and C-DoT," says Syngal, without mincing words.'' Read More...

  • 19.09.2011:BSNL likely to scrap 15 million line GSM tender due to poor response from private vendors: "However, when contacted, BSNL CMD R K Upadhyay said, "As of now, there is no such plan to scrap the tender... The process is evolving." Read More...

  • 17.09.2011:BSNL PROPOSALS ON VRS SUBMITTED TO MOC: BSNL has submitted its proposals to Minister of Communications & IT, with all relevant details as a power point presentation. As per BSNL's proposals the VRS to BSNL employees will provide for 'Ex-gratia amount of 60 days of salary (Pay + DA) for each completed year of service or salary for number of months of service left, whichever is less. Scheme will be made open to all employees above the age of 45 years. All the other retirement benefits will be payable by the Government. DoT has been requested to provide Rs.11,276 crores towards ex-gratia payable to around 1 lakh estimated VRS optees, as a non-interest bearing lumpsum grant or infusion of additional equity.' View extracts from the proposals...

  • 16.09.2011:CHQ writes to CMD on extension of second ACP to the left out SDEs (Civil/Electrical) upto 1.10.2004: 'Now that only a very few candidates have been left out, we request you to settle the issue once for all by granting one time relaxation to extend the benefit of second ACP upto 1.10.2004 by adopting the same principle envisaged in DOT orders cited above. ' Read More...

  • 16.09.2011:Fourth Amendment to CCS (Leave) Rules: DoP&T has notified Central Civil Services (Leave)(Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2011, providing for grant of child care leave to a woman Govt. employee for a maximum period of 730 days in the entire service, for taking care of her two eldest surviving children, whether for rearing or looking after any of their needs such as education, sickness and the like. View notification...

  • 14.09.2011:Airtel, Idea begin issuing demand notices for 10 Ps SMS termination fee for every text message: 'While this charge is bilateral, it hurts the young operator more since with a much smaller subscriber base, we obviously have more traffic going to others' networks," the Uninor spokesperson said. The telco said it had also raised the matter with Trai stating that the charge was unjustified, since the cost to terminate an SMS is only 2 paisa.'Read More...

  • 13.09.2011:VRS in BSNL: DoT has written to CMD BSNL requesting "Action taken on VRS in BSNL as discussed during the meeting in DOT on 1st September, 2011 may also be approved."

  • 13.09.2011:Blacklist telcos terminating USOF Pact before expiry - Govt: 'A panel set up by Communications Minister Kapil Sibal to ascertain the reasons for delays in providing mobile services in rural areas under the USOF scheme, has proposed blacklisting of players for five years in case of termination of agreement before the expiry date. The decision had come in the wake of a controversy over RCom switching off telecom services for some time in some areas under the USOF scheme.(TT)

  • 13.09.2011:TRAI, private mobile phone companies object draft tender for rural wireless broadband: 'They have, for instance, cautioned the telecom department (DoT) against reserving one of the two slots for state-owned BSNL, as this will force all private operators to bid for just one slot. Besides, telcos also share the view that reservation for BSNL was not justified as all mobile phone companies contribute 5% of their revenues towards the USOF, which is used to support rural telephony.'Read More...

  • 12.09.2011:No outstanding dues to BSNL, say Telcos: 'The projected outstanding demands by BSNL are not in accordance with TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) regulations and we believe there are no outstanding dues to BSNL in this regard, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said in a statement.Read More...

  • 08.09.2011:CHQ writes to CMD on BSNL's decision to withdraw leave encashment while availing LTC and 'without voucher' facility under BSNLMRS: 'The officers and employees of BSNL have already been denied their righteous entitlement of 78.2% instead of 68.8% for fixation of pay in the revised scales. BSNL Executives are being continuously denied their legitimate E2 and E3 scales for JTOs & equivalents and SDEs & equivalents respectively. They are drawing pay in lower scales viz. E1 and E2 after pay revision, lower than the E1A and E2A scales, which they were having before pay revision. And now, again, the officers and employees are being denied their legitimate and hard earned rights, in the name of bad financial health of BSNL, for which the Management, the DoT and the Government are alone to blame.' Read More...

  • 07.09.2011:Tenure Transfers in SDE (T) grade : BSNL has issued more tenure transfer orders in SDE (Telecom) grade. View orders...

  • 05.09.2011:LTC FROZEN; MEDICAL FACILITY WITHOUT VOUCHER WITHDRAWN : BSNL has taken drastic measures to curtail expenditure by freezing All India LTC for two years (except for those who are retiring during the period), withdrawing leave encashment for both All India LTC and Home Town LTC and withdrawing 'without voucher' facility under BSNLMRS. View orders...

  • 04.09.2011:BSNL's SLP dismissed: BSNL had filed an SLP in Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, against the orders dated 21st April 2011 of High Court of Karnataka at Bangalore in WP 37322/2010, confirming the orders of CAT Bangalore for counting of experience for the purpose of promotions, annual increments etc. w.e.f. 23.1.2002 but with arrears from 1.4.2008 only, for the SDEs promoted under 25% competitive quota vacancies pertaining to the recruitment years 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 for which Limited Departmental Competitive Examination was scheduled to be held on 23.7.2001, but was actually held on 1.12.2002. The SLP in 22720/2011 has been dismissed on 25.8.2011 since the Court found no merit in the Special Leave Petition. The Supreme Court has directed BSNL to comply with the CAT orders within two months from 25.8.2011.

  • 02.09.2011:Amendment to Policy for utiisation of vacant lying Staff Quarters : BSNL has amended the policy enabling provision of staff quarters to the family members of BSNL employees, at the places other than their place of posting, subject to certain conditions. View circular...

  • 02.09.2011:Tenure transfers in SDE (Telecom): BSNL has issued transfer orders to SDE (T) who have completed their tenure and substitutes for them. View orders...

 

 

      
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