Site updated on 24.04.2014

24.04.2014:

CHQ writes to Sr.GM (Pers) requesting filling up DE vacancies and retention of those who were promoted in July 2013:

'But to our disappointment, Management has not initiated the process of holding CPC, citing court cases. It is pertinent to mention here that there is no stay from any court for conduct of CPC. Instead of waiting to know the outcome of the court cases, Management should take a decision either way and kick-start the process of conducting CPC.'  Read More

24.04.2014:

Meeting with Addl.GM (Pers):

GS met Addl GM(Pers) yesterday and discussed the following:

(i) Extension/permanent Retention of executives of Chennai, Tamilnadu and Karnataka Telecom Circles:

In view of report from one of these circles that the circle administration was contemplating to relieve these executives on 30th April 2014, we requested Addl. GM(Pers) to convey to the circles about the decion already taken not to relieve them till the completion of the process of General Elections to Lok Sabha. Addl GM (pers) informed us that oral / telephonic instructions have been already given to the concerned circles not to relieve these executives till a decision is taken by Corporate Office in this regard.

(ii) Holding of DPC for promotion from SDE to DE:

We requested Addl GM(Pers) to initiate action for conduct of DPC to fill up more than 2500 posts of DEs laying vacant. Addl GM(Pers) informed us that due to court cases personnel section is not able to hold the DPC. We told Addl GM (Pers) that presently there is no stay by any court which prevents Personnel section holding the DPC. Addl GM(Pers) said that there was a status quo order on the seniority of 147 Executives by Hon'ble Supreme court of India and there was no clarity as to whether these executives could be considered for further promotion. He also informed us that an IA will be filed within one or two days and efforts will be made to get direction before closing of Supreme Court for summer vacation. Promotion from SDE to DE Adhoc as well as promotion to DE Regular and DGM (Adhoc) grades depend on the disposal of the IA. However he said that process of holding DPC for regularisation of Adhoc DGM (T) is being initiated.

(iii) In respect of promotion from JTO to SDE,

Addl GM(pers) said that preparatory work for holding DPC is in progress and holding of DPC will depend on the outcome of the case in Hon'ble High Court of Kerala, which will be next heard on 26.5.2014.

24.04.2014:

Review of Rules 32, 33 and 56 to 82 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972- suggestions called for:

DoP&PW has proposed to review Rules 32, 33 and 56 to 82 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 and has called for suggestions/comments from all the stakeholders.  View letter

24.04.2014:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to the SDEs (T) who have completed their tenure and to their substitutes.  View orders

23.04.2014:

‘BSNL has already started turning around’ - CMD:

'Business Line asked the outgoing chief to give his views on the future of the company. Excerpts.'  Read More

23.04.2014:

Inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade

BSNL CO has issued inter-circle transfer orders in SDE (T) grade.  View orders

22.04.2014:

Empanelment of hospital at Chennai and Kolkata:

In order to redress the difficulties faced by employees of non-territorial circles working in Chennai and Kolkata and to maintain uniformity and single authority for empanelment of hospitals in Chennai and Kolkata, BSNL CO has directed that hereinafter CGMs of Chennai and Kolkata will empanel the hospitals in the concerned city and the other units including Tamilnadu circle in the former case and West Bengal circle in the latter case will enter into separate agreement with these hospitals for extension of credit facility to the employees.  View letter

22.04.2014:

Tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to the DEs/AGMs who have completed their tenure in tenure circles and to their substitutes.  View orders

22.04.2014:

Department of Space waives bandwidth charges payable by BSNL:

'The BSNL leadership recently told Farooqui that providing coverage in Andaman & Nicobar islands, in particular, is "not remunerative" due to the huge mismatch in coverage costs and revenue. For instance, though the telco spent Rs 122.18 crore towards operations in 2012-13, it earned only Rs 48.16 crore as revenue. Nearly 54% of such annual cost was towards satellite transponder charges.'  Read More

21.04.2014:

Presentation by BSNL Management on proposed subsidiary tower company:

As reported earlier by us, BSNL Management made a Presentation to all Unions and Associations on 'Subsidiary Tower Company' today. GS and AGS (HQ) attended the meeting on behalf of AIBSNLOA. Making the presentation, GM (Infra) said that BSNL is having more than 60,000 towers and started leasing out the towers to other operators in 2009. But around 3000 towers alone have been leased out till date, aggregating to 5% of total towers, and revenue generated has not been satisfactory. Due to lack of co-ordination between field units and Corporate Office, there has been no improvement in the tower leasing business. The consultant KPMG engaged by BSNL submitted its recommendation in August 2013 that formation of a separate Tower Company will serve the purpose of optimum revenue generation through leasing of towers. Then BSNL sent the proposal to DoT and was later considered by the Group of Ministers which has approved the proposal. Cabinet approval however is yet to be taken. KPMG has, also recommended that after formation of subsidiary tower company, BSNL Management can take a decision to run this company along with a Strategic Partner who will do O&M and S&M work for BSNL. AIBSNLOA and all the other participating unions and associations voiced their protest that BSNL has not taken them into confidence before a decision was taken and saw the proposal for separate tower company as an indirect way of disinvestment in the name of strategic partnership. We conveyed that there was no necessity for forming a separate company and the task of successful leasing of towers can be achieved by forming a separate business vertical similar to CM, CFA etc. GM (SR) who had organised the presentation said that he will convey our feelings and observations to the Management. AIBSNLOA will submit its response in detail in a few days.

21.04.2014:

BSNL endorses DPE orders revising IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2014:

BSNL has endorsed the DPE orders revising IDA from 90.5% to 88.4% w.e.f. 1.4.2014.  View letter

17.04.2014:

CHQ writes to Sr.GM (Pers) on violation of transfer policy:

'We therefore request you to kindly issue instructions to all Territorial Circles to maintain a single combined long stay list in each grade for the Territorial Circles and the other non-territorial circles falling within its jurisdiction for the purpose of inter-circle & tenure transfers.'  Read More

17.04.2014:

Reporting and Reviewing structure for Civil, Electrical Executives:

BSNL has endorsed the DoPT letter dated 4.3.2014 (already published in this site on 4.3.2014) for information, guidance and necessary action in the cadre of JTO (Telecom).  View letter

16.04.2014:

Consolidated instructions on inter-se-seniority between Direct Recruits and promotees:

BSNL has endorsed the DoPT letter dated 4.3.2014 (already published in this site on 4.3.2014) for information, guidance and necessary action in the cadre of JTO (Telecom).  View letter

16.04.2014:

Regular promotion to CAO grade - calling of CR for 2012-13:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of eligible Sr.AOs/CAOs (Adhoc) under consideration for regular promotion to CAO grade and has called for CRs for 2012-13.  View letter

15.04.2014:

Adhoc promotion and posting in SE (Electrical) grade:

BSNL CO has issued adhoc promotion and posting orders in SE (E) grade.  View orders

15.04.2014:

Transfer and Posting in SE (Electrical) grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer and posting orders in SE (E) grade  View orders

14.04.2014:

BSNL to start technical varsity, offer engineering and management courses:

'"BSNL has sufficient infrastructure to meet AICTE guidelines for engineering and management education. We also have sufficient supporting staff to meet norms as laid down by UGC. Our staff is working on it. We should be able to send it for formal approval in 6-8 months," BSNL Director (Consumer Mobility) Anupam Shrivastava told.'  Read More

11.04.2014:

Details of departmental JAO - 2010 batch:

BSNL CO has circulated the details of departmental JAOs 2010, calling for omissions/error/modifications in respect of name, HRMS number etc., for finalising seniority/gradation list.  View list

09.04.2014:

Lok Sabha Elections 2014 - Consolidated Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other details of Candidates - Phase 1 to 5:

To get information on candidates/MP/MLA from your constituency, send SMS MYNETA (Example: MYNETA PINCODE) or MYNETA (Example: MYNETA KURUKSHETRA) On 9246556070 (normal SMS charges applicable) or 56070 (charges Rs. 2-3) Sample response: Candidates for KURUKSHETRA, (1) Naveen Jindal INC: Criminal Cases-2, Asset Rs 308.31 Crore, Liability: Rs 4.91 Crore, Edu: Post Graduate. (2) Rajkumar Saini BJP: Criminal Cases-2, Asset Rs 13.28 Crore, Liability: Rs 2.32 Crore, Edu: Graduate.  Read More

07.04.2014:

Preparatory exercise for DPC under seniority quota - Furnishing current vigilance status:

BSNL CO has called for fresh vigilance status of the eligible JTOs as per All India eligibility list circulated on 30.10.2012.  View letter

07.04.2014:

Promotion of JTOS to the grade of SDE (Telecom) against 33% Competiiive quota - modification in serial numbers after change/correction in eligibility year in the result:

BSNL CO has circulated the modified serial number of 11 JTOs promoted under 33% competitive quota due to change/ correction in eligibility year.  View letter

04.04.2014:

CHQ writes to CMD requesting diversion of MT quota posts to seniority quota in Civil/Electrical streams:

'The possibility of recruiting arrd appointing Executive Engineers in these streams under MT quota is also very less in the near future. The sma-ll number of vacancies under seniority quota has resulted in a situation where the chances of SDEs in these streams becoming Executive Engineers are very remote. This is one of the reasons for the conflict of interest between graduate and non-graduate SDEs in these streams.'  Read More

04.04.2014:

Presentation on subsdiary Tower company:

BSNL CO has proposed to make a presentation to all unions/associations on 'Subsidiary Tower Company', on 21st April 2014.  View letter

04.04.2014:

LDCE for promotion to AE (Arch) - Declaration of result:

BSNL CO has declared the result of the LDCE for promotion to AE (Arch) under 33% quota.  View orders

04.04.2014:

Posting on promotion as DE Adhoc - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders extending retention of one Executive upto 30.9.2014.  View orders

03.04.2014:

Meeting with Sr.GM (Pers):

GS met Sr.GM (Pers) today and discussed the following issues:

1.Further retention of DEs/AGMs who have been retained upto 31.3.2014:

Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that no decision will be taken on this issue till the General Elections are over, ie. upto May end. CGMs will not be asked to relieve these officers now. After May, a general policy decision will be taken on the requests for further retention.

2.Holding of CPC for filling up DE vacancies:

Sr.GM (Pers) said that the process will depend on the outcome of the court case on seniority lists No.6 & 7.

3.Holding of CPC for filling up DGM (T) vacancies:

Sr.GM informed us that BSNL is filing an IA in the Apex Court (in the 147 case) with the plea to allow promotion of eligible Executives.

4.Ordering inter-circle/tenure transfers as per combined long-stay list of territorial and the non-territorial circles:

We expressed our concern that Executives with longer stay in West Bengal Circle are being spared while Executives with lesser stay in Kolkata Telephones are disturbed time and again. Sr.GM (Pers) categorically stated that he would ensure that the stipulations in the transfer policy are followed strictly and that he would talk to the West Bengal administration in this regard. He requested the help of the association in pointing out any discrepancy in the long-stay lists.

03.04.2014:

Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2014:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA from 90.5% to 88.4% w.e.f. 1.4.2014.  View orders

03.04.2014:

Transfer and Posting in SDE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer and posting orders in SDE (Civil) grade.  View orders

03.04.2014:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to the SDEs who have complete their tenure and to their substitutes.  View orders

02.04.2014:

Second amendment to BSNL employees gratuity trust rules:

BSNL has issued second amendment to BSNL Employees Gratuity Trust Rules, clarifying 'continuous service' and related issues under Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.  View amendments   View Rules after amendment

02.04.2014:

Extension of CGHS facilities to retired BSNL employees:

BSNL CO endorses DoT letter dated 20.2.2014, allowing willing BSNL employees to avail CGHS facilities by opting by complying with the requisite formalities.  View letter

01.04.2014:

Guidelines for providing certain facilities in respect of persons with disabilities who are already employed in Government for efficient performance of their duties:

DoP&T has issued guidelines to provide certain facilities/amenities to the persons with disabilities.  View guidelines

01.04.2014:

Promotion to the grade of JAO of candidates who got minimum qualifying marks in JAO Part-II LICE against 40% quota but not promoted due to not coming in the merit:

'The matter has been examined in detail and it has been decided by the Competent Authority that the request of the officials who are not coming in merit of the vacancies notified for the exam for promotion and to post them to nearby Circle or deficient Circles cannot be acceded for reasons given below:'  Read More

01.04.2014:

Appointment of "Junior Accounts Officer on probation" under 40% quota / 10% quota consequent on completion of 4 weeks of Phase-I induction training:

BSNL CO has issued appointment orders to 39 successful candidates under 40% quota / 10% quota of JAO examination who are undergoing Phase-I induction training at NATFM Hyderabad.  View orders

01.04.2014:

Regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in DE/AGM grade for five Executives on regular basis.  View orders

01.04.2014:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to those DEs/AGMs who have completed their tenure and to their substitutes.  View orders

31.03.2014:

Decrease in IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2014:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for December 2013, January 2014 and February 2014, IDA is to decrease by 2.1% w.e.f. 1.4.2014 from 90.5% to 88.4%.

28.03.2014:

Discrepancy in BSNL MS RR in respect of SDE grade of Civil/Electrical/Architecture wing in BSNL - Denial of promotion to EE grade in respect of non-graduates:

'While we were expecting a positive decision in view of the above supportive documents, we have been shocked by the letters from PGM (BW) calling for VC and ACR/APAR in order to conduct CPC for regular promotion to EE (Civil) grade, leaving out senior SDEs (Civil) who are non-graduates. This move would be detrimental to the interests of the non-graduate SDEs and also would be violation of DoP&T orders and the CAT judgment mentioned above.'  Read More

28.03.2014:

Removal of discrimination in grant of JAG Selection Grade Scale to absorbed Group ‘B’ Executives to ensure justice:

'Further as per .para 3 of DPE OM dated 24.12.20129 (copy enclosed), a CPSU cannot have more than one pay scale in a grade (DGM & GM in E 8 pay scale ) to promote its executives within the same grade.'  Read More

28.03.2014:

Request for permanent retention/extension of retention in Chennai TD to the Adhoc DEs who were given retention up to 31.3.2014 :

'In this regard it is submitted that Vide D.O. letter No. AST/DE-5L/2012-13/29 DATED 22.02.2013 CGM Chennai TD has strongly recommended their cases for extending their retention period on the following grounds:'  Read More

28.03.2014:

UTStarcom wins multi-service access network contract of $24 million from BSNL:

'"We are happy to have UTStarcom partner with us on this important project. UTStarcom has been a reliable partner in the past, and we have successfully deployed a large number of their broadband access products on our network", said R.K Upadhyay, Chairman and Managing Director of BSNL.'  Read More

26.03.2014:

Meeting with GM (Restructuring):

GS and AGS (HQ) met GM (Restg) today and registered our protest in strong terms against the proposed 'Revised Executive Promotion Policy in BSNL'. We conveyed that Time bound functional promotion upto SG JAG level as assured at the time of absorption should be implemented and that the Committee should take a decision on this. We said that the present EPP itself has too many deficiencies while the proposed revised EPP with more stringent benchmark and restriction placed in the number of vacancies will kill the career aspirations of the BSNL Executives. GM (Restg) said that the other Associations have been demanding implementation of 'CPSU Cadre Hierarchy' and BSNL has chosen to follow the cadre hierarchy in major CPSUs. We urged that, before taking any decision on this issue, all Executive Associations should be heard. GM (Restg) agreed with our concerns and requested us to submit our views on the proposal in writing, assuring us that our view points will be given due consideration.

26.03.2014:

Meeting with PGM (Electrical):

GS and AGS (HQ) met PGM (Elect) today and conveyed our thanks for once again issuing a letter to Tamilnadu Electrical Zone, reiterating to follow the instructions already issued by BSNL CO in respect of transfer and LA. We also discussed the issue of promotion of non-gradatue SDEs to EE grade, on the background of amendment to RR under consideration by the Management. PGM (Elect) was generally in agreement with our views and indicated that he also wanted that all should be given equal opportunity and every group should understand this.

26.03.2014:

Closing of offices in connection with General Elections to Lok Sabha:

BSNL CO has circulated DoP&T guidelines regarding closure of offices in connection with General Elections to Lok Sabha, State Assemblies and bye-election to State Assembly.  View orders

26.03.2014:

Rationalisation of number of landline & broadband service connections working in the offices:

BSNL CO has placed restriction on landline service connections working in the offices to 1% of the total billed wiredline connections in the circle and broadband connections to 0.25% of the total broadband working connections.  View orders

25.03.2014:

'CAG smells another scam during Maran's regime; DoT’s decision benefitted Bharti Airtel, government lost huge amount:

DoT had never examined or proposed the license extension issue. It did not discuss financial implication of the proposal, though it involved significant financial advantage to select telecom operators. It was never referred to the finance division of DoT. Bharti Airtel’s Tamil Nadu license was due to expired on November 2014 but due to DoT decision license of Chennai was extend till 2021 and additional validity of 7 years was given to Bharti Airtel without any cost.'  Read More

25.03.2014:

Declaration of results of LDCE for promotion to SDE (Civil) under 33% quota:

BSNL CO has declared the results of LDCE held on 15.12.2013 for promotion to SDE (Civil) grade under 33% quota.  View orders

25.03.2014:

Promotion to SDE (TF) under 67% seniority quota - cancellation on refusal:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the promotion of six JTO (TF) as SDE (TF) due to refusal for accepting the promotion.  View orders

24.03.2014:

Revision of free data usage under EVDO services in all Telecom Circles:

BSNL CO has issued orders revising EVDO data tariff, increasing the free usage in Postpaid/Prepaid Plans and STVs.  View letter

24.03.2014:

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2014 — Birthday of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar :

BSNL CO has endorsed DoP&T letter dated 12th March 2014, declaring 14th April 2014 as closed holiday on account of Birthday of Dr.Ambedkar.  View letter

20.03.2014:

Revised Executive promotion policy for executives in BSNL:

AIBSNLOA has been time and again advocating time bound functional promotions to the Executives (instead of the present time bound financial upgradation), as assured at the time of absorption. In February 2012, on insistence by some Executive associations (not AIBSNLOA) a committee was formed for considering ‘Introduction of CPSU cadre hierarchy in BSNL.’ Three Executive associations were given representation in the committee. In view of the fate of various earlier committees, we did not press for inclusion of AIBSNLOA in the committee. Therefore, we wrote to the committee that no decision on the issue should be taken by the committee without calling for and considering our views on the issue. The committee met only twice, on 12th July 2012 and 19th February 2013. However after discussions within the official side, the draft views of the official side were circulated on 1st July 2013. The official side had emphasized its view that "the organization hierarchy will be severely disturbed if functional promotion is given on time bound basis" and "that if the scenario for the year 2014 is projected when the next time bound upgradation is due, the no. of executives in higher pay scales (DE/DGMs) will increase whereas availability of executives at operational levels (JTO/SDE) would decline further.” AIBSNLOA refuted this and wrote to the Management that "The above contentions are not true since non-availability of JTOs is a result of failure of BSNL in recruiting JTOs to the extent of sanctioned strength and has nothing to do with the promotion policy. Increase in number of Executives with DE scale shall also not affect the operations anyway, since DEs and SDEs are performing similar functions except in administrative offices." The official side had further proposed that, “Accordingly, if we have to follow CPSU cadre hierarchy, the Executive promotion policy in BSNL requires to be completely recast. Some of the important features of such a policy would be clear assignment of marking system / weightages to different components such as performance, qualifications and experience for different levels of promotion such as from E-1 to E-2, E-2 to E-3 etc.” and that in this context, “there is dire need to review current benchmarks for financial upgradations so that these are aligned to the basic theme of performance-orientation and higher employee productivity.” Now BSNL Management has come up with the draft Revised Executive Promotion Policy replacing the present time bound financial upgradation and post-based functional promotions with "promotion of Executives to positions in the next higher grade on the basis of merit, efficiency, number of years of service in a grade and suitability for higher posts." Minimum period of service in a grade (called Eligibility Period) will be 5 years. More stringent benchmarks have been proposed and even after completion of Eligibility Period of 5 years and even after being found suitable by a CPC, promotion will be only to the extent of posts in higher grade to be decided on the basis of the recommendations of the consultant engaged by BSNL to prepare Revival Plan & HR Plan for BSNL. This will in effect mean that there will be no time bound promotion/upgradation and getting a post based promotion will become a more difficult probability. All members and other Executives are requested to go through the draft and convey their response to: gsaibsnloa@gmail.com within a week.  Read the draft

19.03.2014:

FDI has helped neither the telecom sector, nor the consumers, but crony capitalists and surrogates who held the baby until legitimised and baptised:

'In second of the two-part series article, Syngal argues that only a few people have got direct benefit of increasing FDI cap from 49% to 74% and then to 100%. And not only have the key decision makers failed to crush these colluding entities that have repeatedly cheated the country, they have also encouraged fiscal irregularities and illicit structuring by adjusting FDI caps ex post facto. In the disputed transaction that happened outside Indian territory, Li Ka-Shing took home a neat US$ 11.076 billion, Essar Group some US$ 5 Billion and as a result of the recent FIPB approval we will now see US$ 1.6 billion being shared by Analjit Singh and Piramal Enterprises. How much has come into India out of the much touted US$ 18 Billion or so? Zilch.'  Read More

19.03.2014:

After Bharti, RCom, and Viom, Reliance Jio to lease towers from BSNL; to launch 4G with the largest network of 300,000 towers:

'Sources told Telecomtiger that the company is also likely to sign agreement with the government-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) for leasing its 62,000 towers. The PSU is waiting for the cabinet nod for allowing it to share its towers with private players.'  Read More

19.03.2014:

Amendment to CCS (Pension) Rules substituting revised forms notified:

DoP&PW has notified in the Gazette the amendments made to CCS (Pension) Rules substituting revised forms for Form 3, Form 5, Form 7, Form 8, Form 10, Form 11, Form 12, Form 13, Form 14, Form 18, Form 19, Form 20, Form 21, Form 22 and Form 24.  View Notification

19.03.2014:

Promotion to SDE (E) under 33% quota - calling of VC:

BSNL CO has assigned year of vacancy to the successful candidates and has called for Vigilance Status.  View letter

18.03.2014:

Vodafone tax evasion case and its historical FDI pattern is a classical example of crony capitalism:

'It is becoming increasingly clear to citizens that the way in which FDI bars are set in India encourages crony capitalism. More often than not, shell entities, either in India or abroad, are used to funnel funds into companies above and beyond the FDI caps and controlling interest remains with Indian companies only on paper. As a result, the Indian economy suffers from having to bear the cost of surrogacy and only a handful of crony capitalists with access to the corridors of power gain from the various projects in the era of liberalisation.'  Read More

14.03.2014:

Transfer and Posting in the grade of Accounts Officer / Senior Accounts Officer:

BSNL CO has issued request transfer and interest of service transfer orders in AO/Sr.AO grade.  View orders

14.03.2014:

Review of result of failed OC candidates of JAO Part-II examination held in December 2012 by granting grace marks:

'The matter has been examined in detail and it has been decided by the Competent Authority that no grace marks shall be given to OC candidates of JAO Part-II examination held in December 2012.'  Read More

14.03.2014:

DGM Ad-hoc promotion in Telecom Finance – wanting ACR:

BSNL CO has circulated details of missing ACRs in respect of seven Executives under consideration for promotion to DGM (F) on adhoc basis.  View letter

14.03.2014:

Corrigendum to transfer orders in CAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued corrigendum to the transfer orders issued on 12.3.2014 in CAO grade.  View letter

13.03.2014:

Meeting with GM (Pers):

GS met GM (Pers) yesterday and discussed about permanent retention/extension of retention of executives of Chennai Telephones, Tamilnadu and Karnataka circles, in their respective circles. Since the present GM was not aware of the developments in July last year, we explained to him that these executives were promoted to DE grade on adhoc basis in July 2013 and posted to other circles and Management had given retention to these executives in Chennai, Tamilnadu and Karnataka up to 31st March 2014 on the grounds of either medical conditions or spouse working or holding of office in anExecutive Association. We also pointed out that but for the Management's decision to keep 20% post vacant in these circles all the executives promoted from these circles could have been retained in their parent circles. After hearing the details GM (Pers) said that the Executives who had been promoted from these circles and had joined in other circles obeying the Corporate Office orders are now requesting to transfer them back to these circles. "This has created difficulty in taking a decision on further retention", he said. However he has finally agreed that the matter will be re-examined and that the Management will take appropriate action in this regard. We also discussed about the regular promotion to DE and SDE grades. GM (Pers) said that due to court cases Management is not able to issue any promotion order. We requested GM (Pers) to take legal advice on this issue and to take action at the earliest so that executives may get promotion in time. He agreed for taking legal advice on the various court cases so that process of holding DPCs and ordering promotion on regular basis may be started. GM (Pers) also informed us that work for regular promotion to DGM adhoc has commenced.

13.03.2014:

Declaration of results of LDCE for promotion to SDE (E) under 33% quota:

BSNL CO has declared the results of the LDCE held on 24.11.2013 for promotion to SDE (E) grade under 33% quota.  View letter

13.03.2014:

Reconciliation of inter-se-seniority of some SDEs (T) belonging to ST category promoted to the grade against VY 2001-02 vis-a-vis their gradation details:

BSNL CO has asked the circles/units to verify gradation details available in the circle office concerned and forward to BSNL CO in order to reconcile and determine their inter-se-seniority.  View letter

13.03.2014:

Reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for appointment in Public Sector Enterprises - Concession to SCs/STs in posts filled by promotion by selection:

BSNL has circulated DPE F.No.6/11/2004-DPE (SC/ST Cell) dated 31.1.2014 on the subject for information and necessary action.  View circular

12.03.2014:

DoT to seek cabinet nod to hive off BSNL mobile towers:

The eGoM wants "the business potential of BSNL's tower assets to be unlocked in the next nine months as the captive structure has inherent inefficiencies". It has also suggested formation of a tower joint venture with induction of a private partner chosen "through a transparent, competitive process within the nine months, thereafter".  Read More

12.03.2014:

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2014 — Birthday of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar:

DoP&T has declared Monday, the 14th April 2014, as a Closed Holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.  View O.M.

12.03.2014:

Public Enterprises Survey-2012-13 - Top 10 profit/loss making CPSEs:

'The top three CPSEs namely BSNL, MTNL and Air India Ltd alone incurred a loss equal to 65.12% of the total loss of all loss making CPSEs in 2012-13.'  Read More

12.03.2014:

Transfer / Posting orders in the grade of STS (CAO) of Telecom Finance:

BSNL CO has issued transfer and posting orders in the grade of CAO.  View orders

12.03.2014:

Ante-dating of the date of effect of adhoc promotion in DE/AGM grade:

In compliance of order dated 05.04.2013 of Hon'ble CAT Principal Bench, New Delhi, BSNL CO has ante-dated the date of effect of adhoc promotion in respect of 10 DEs.  View orders

11.03.2014:

Improper implementation of BSNL Transfer Policy in Tamilnadu Electrical Zone, which includes Chennai Telephone Electrical Circle:

AIBSNLOA had drawn the attention of PGM (Electrical) BSNL CO about Improper implementation of BSNL Transfer Policy in Tamilnadu Electrical Zone and had requested issue of instructions to strictly implement the order dated 29/10/2013.  View AIBSNLOA letter PGM (E) has now addressed CGMs Tamilnadu and Chennai Telephones for implementation of guidelines issued on 26.10.2010 and 29.10.2013 scrupulously.  View letter

10.03.2014:

Now, Vodafone comes under Intelligence Agencies’ radar for leaking information to Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters:

'“It is a serious charge. If the MHA had this information, I do not know how 100% FDI for the company was approved. In fact, its earlier equity structure was also debatable and under scrutiny,” said a former Intelligence official.'  Read More

10.03.2014:

Regular promotion to EE Civil grade - VC and ACR called for:

BSNL CO has called for VC and ACR for 119 Executives for promotion to EE Civil grade on regular basis.  View letters

10.03.2014:

Verification of Engineering Degree qualification of Executives in SDE Civil grade:

BSNL CO has called for verification of Engineering Degree qualification in respect of 71 SDEs (Civil).  View letter

10.03.2014:

Joining date on Adhoc and Regular basis of Regular STS (Telecom) Executive of BSNL - inviting objections/discrepancies:

BSNL CO has circulated a list of 364 Regular STS (Telecom) with their date of joining on adhoc and regular basis, inviting objections /discrepancies if any.  View circular

10.03.2014:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two sets of transfer orders for SDEs (T) who have completed their tenure and for their substitutes.  Read More

07.03.2014:

Revised Scheme and Syllabus for Limited Internal competitive Examination (LICE) for filling up posts in the cadre of Junior Accounts officer under both 40% and 10% quota - corrigendum:

'In Para 1.1 of Annexure to the letter ‘The examination will consist of 2 papers having two parts each’ may be read as under: “The examination will be of objective type with negative marking and it will consist of 2 papers having two parts each.”'  Read More

06.03.2014:

Meeting with GM (SR):

GS met GM (SR) and had discussions on various issues presently agitating the minds of the Executives.

1.Approval of pay scales at par with MTNL employees:

We explained that BSNL employees were offered lower pay scales than their counterparts in MTNL in view of the Government Pension assured to them under Rule 37A of Pension rules. Now that MTNL employees have been granted Government pension under the same rule, it would be just and fair that BSNL employees are granted the higher scales at par with MTNL employees. GM (SR) was in agreement with our request but said that a decision however has to be taken during the next pay revision.

2. E2 and E3 sacles for JTOs and SDEs and equivalents:

We conveyed our strong opinion that Management should have sorted out genuine grievances of its Executives without allowing the issues to precipitate. GM (SR) hoped that a solution would be arrived at once the committee finalises its recommendeation.

3. Pension for BSNL recruited employees:

We requested that the Management should have a more human approach so as to implement the DPE guidelines. GM (SR) again said that the committee constituted for the purpose will seriously deliberate on this matter.

4.Resolution of seniority issues on the basis of recent DoP&T guidelines:

We said that unless the DPC for promotion and the Examination for Direct Recruitment are held every year, there will be no end to the seniority issues and consequent court cases. We requested that a calendar has to be drawn every year for holding of various examinations and holding of DPCs and scrupulously adhered to. GM (SR) agreed to convey our suggestion to all the concerned authorities.

06.03.2014:

Meeting with DGM (SR):

GS met DGM (SR) today and enquired about the commencement of process of membership verification of BSNL Executives' Associations. DGM (SR) informed us that the notification for conducting the verification is likely to be delayed, in view of various points raised further by the Associations, which are being examined.

06.03.2014:

Meeting with DGM (Pers):

GS met DGM (Pers) today and discussed regarding permanent retention of those DEs who have been retained upto 31.3.2014 in their parent circles. DGM (Pers) said that a decision on the policy to be followed is yet to be taken. On holding of DPCs for DGM (T) on adhoc basis, DE on regular basis and SDE (T), he said that these DPCs have been stalled due to different court cases. We requested him to consider obtaining legal opinion for holding the said DPCs early since the VCs already collected in respect of DE Regular and DGM Adhoc promotions will expire on 18.3.2014. DGM (Pers) has agreed to consider our request.

06.03.2014:

Special discount scheme for serving/retired employees of BSNL under EVDO and NIC postpaid data plan:

BSNL has introduced Special discount scheme for serving/retired employees of BSNL under EVDO and NIC postpaid data plan effective from 15.3.2014.  View letter

05.03.2014:

Gazette notification for revision of interest for GPF:

Dept. of Economic Affairs has issue Gazette Notification that during the year 2014-2015, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8.7% (Eight point seven per cent) per annum. This rate will be in force during the financial year beginning on 1.4.2014.  View Notification

05.03.2014:

Promotion and posting as DE/AGM on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting two Executives as DE/AGM on regular basis.  View orders

05.03.2014:

Posting on promotion as DE on adhoc basis - retention orders:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one Executive in CHTD upto 30.9.2014.  View orders

04.03.2014:

Inter-se-seniority of Direct Recruits and Promotees:

In pursuance of Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment 0n 27.11.2012, DoP&T has issued instructions that conferment of seniority would be against the Recruitment Year in which the recruitment process is initiated for filling up of the vacancies.  View DoP&T O.M.

04.03.2014:

Central Civil Services (Pension) Second Amendment Rules 2014:

Government has published Gazette Notification amending CCS (Pension) Rules to the effect that provisions under Rule 37A will be applicable to MTNL in addition to BSNL, w.e.f. 1.10.2000.  View Gazette Notification

04.03.2014:

Inclusion of SC/ST category and minority community members in the Selection Board/Committees:

Refering to a DoP&T O.M. dated 4.6.2010, BSNL has requested all circles/units to observe the guidelines in the composition of Selection Boards/Committees to include a representative belonging to minority community.  View letter

04.03.2014:

Introduction of new Standalone Broadband Plan in all Telecom Circles:

BSNL has introduced new Standalone Broadband plan ‘BBG ULD 795’ in all telecom circles.  View plan details

03.03.2014:

Looking Beyond - The gas price conundrum:

'Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) had claimed it would produce 80 million metric standard cubic meter per day (mmscmd) of gas and even went ahead and built a cross-country pipeline from the KG D-6 well to transport this quantity. Gas output from KG D-6 never reached anywhere near 80 mmscmd in all the four years since the well commenced production. Currently, production is only around 13 mmscmd. The government, instead of enforcing the contract and ensuring that the operator delivers the promised volumes, not to mention penalising the operator for causing extensive losses to stranded gas consumers, has chosen to double KG D-6 gas prices hoping to cajole RIL to ramp up gas production from KG D-6 to its promised levels. The decision, which according to the AAP will deliver a further Rs.53,000 crore into RIL’s coffers, is not just ill-advised, but unconscionable.'  Read More

28.02.2014:

Revised Scheme and Syllabus for JAO LICE:

BSNL CO has circulated Revised Scheme and Syllabus for Limited Internal competitive Examination (LICE) for filling up posts in the cadre of Junior Accounts officer under both 40% and 10% quota.  View letter

28.02.2014:

Promotion and posting in SDE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in SDE (Civil) grade on regular basis.  View orders

28.02.2014:

7th Central Pay Commission:

'The Commission will make its recommendations within 18 months of the date of its constitution. It may consider, if necessary, sending interim reports on any of the matters as and when the recommendations are finalised. The decision will result in the benefit of improved pay and allowances as well as rationalization of the pay structure in case of Central Government employees and other employees included in the scope of the 7th Central Pay Commission.'  Read More

27.02.2014:

Furnishing of information regarding disclosure of APARs, in connection with promotion to the grade of DGM on ad-hoc basis in Telecom Finance:

BSNL CO has requested circles to furnish a report regarding disclosure of ACR/APAR gradings in respect of executives (mentioned in enclosed list) in compliance with the existing guidelines on the subject.  View letter

26.02.2014:

Operation timings of CSC under Project Smile:

Reviewing its earlier decision on timings of CSCs, BSNL CO has decided that operation timing of various CSCs may be decided by respective CGMs as per the requirement and availability of staff for smooth working of CSCs.  View orders

26.02.2014:

Revaluation of answer sheets in LICE:

BSNL CO has circulated the judgment of Hon'ble CAT Madras Bench on the subject.  View letter

25.02.2014:

Cabinet may discuss Rs 7,500 cr notional loan waiver of BSNL:

'Since the time of corporatisation of BSNL in October 2000, a 15-year notional loan has been showing in the financial books of loss making state-run telecom firm. The loan is being discharged at the rate of 14.5 per cent and penal interest of 2.75 per cent over and above normal rate interest rate.'  Read More

25.02.2014:

BSNL opposes TRAI’s recommendation of surrendering its CDMA spectrum:

'BSNL has claimed that TRAI’s proposal if accepted by DoT, will lead the loss-making operator to make additional investments worth Rs 3 billion by migrating the majority of its 10 million-plus CDMA customers to lower frequencies, thereby compromising on quality of the service.'  Read More

24.02.2014:

Payment of penslon contribution in respect of BSNL employees on actual pay drawn in IDA pay scales:

AIBSNLOA CHQ had addressed Secretary DoT on the above subject, submitting a copy to Shri P.Chidambaram, Minister of Finance. We had specifically mentioned that "Since, the Hon'ble Minister of Finance happens to be the Chairman of the Group of Ministers and has been also a party to the cabinet decision, there should not be any difficulty in getting the concurrence of Ministry of Finance in DoT's long pending proposal for allowing BSNL to pay pension contribution in respect of its employees on the basis of actual pay drawn w.e.f. 1.1.2006."  View CHQ letter Ministry of Finance - Dept. of Expenditure has forwarded our letter to DoT for appropriate action with a request to inform us suitably.  View letter from DoE

24.02.2014:

Compiling of ACR/APAR grading of Junior Accounts Officers/AAOs:

BSNL CO has requested all circles/units to take necessary action for compiling of ACR/APAR grading for a period of five years (i.e from 2008-09 to 2012-13), obtaining disclosure certificate, completing appeal formalities, etc., if any, required in connection with holding of the CPC/DPC of all eligible Junior Accounts Officers/AAOs so that the administration will be in a better position to hold CPC/DPC even at a short span of time.  View letter

21.02.2014:

REVISION OF PENSION FORMS:

DoP&PW has issued amendment to CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, substituting Form 3, Form 5, Form 7, Form 8, Form 10, Form 11, Form 12, Form 13, Form 14, Form 18, Form 19, Form 20, Form 21, Form 22 and Form 24 with new forms.  Read More

21.02.2014:

PROMOTION AND POSTING IN DGM (T) GRADE ON ADHOC BASIS:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting in DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis for one Executive.  View orders

20.02.2014:

7th CPC Terms of Reference to include DA Merger and Interim Relief:

In a bid to woo central government employees ahead of General Elections, the UPA government is expected to ask the seventh pay commission to consider merging 50% dearness allowance with basic pay of the employees. This will form part of the 7th CPC terms of reference (ToR), to be considered by the Cabinet this week. The Commission may suggest interim relief as well. Officials said the ToR of the Pay Commission categorically states that a proposal in this regard should be actively considered. The hikes will be all the more appealing as the Centre is expected to increase the dearness allowance by 10% to 100% by the end of February.

19.02.2014:

LOOKING BEYOND - FEMALE FOETICIDE IN INDIA:

'As said, female foeticide is an ever-growing menace in Indian societies, and there is ample evidence. Censuses and surveys bring about seriously threatening statistics and figures. According to the latest Census 2011, the overall sex ratio in India is 940 females per 1000 males. This may seem insignificant – why’s 60 less girls such a big issue? However, consider the massive population of India of over 1.22 billion, and do your math right and you’ll see the gravity of the situation. A deficit of 60 females per 1000 males, translates into a deficit of about 37 million (3.7 crore) females in India – and that is a huge figure.'  Read More

18.02.2014:

Constitution of High Level Committee on superannuation benefits of DR employees and pay parity/loss of pay of DR JTO/JAO:

BSNL Management has constituted a High Level Committee to relook and reassess the issues related to superannuation benefits of DR employees and pay parity/loss of pay of DR JTO/JAO  View letter

18.02.2014:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued inter-circle transfer orders in DE/AGM grade.  View orders

18.02.2014:

Promotion and posting to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting four Executives to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis.  View orders

14.02.2014:

CHQ writes to GM (SR) on MTNL merger:

'What is the necessity and objective for merger and how it is proposed to be done? Whether MTNL will remain a subsidiary company of BSNL or will it be merged in consonance with the M&A Rules of Govt. of India?'  Read More

14.02.2014:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade.  View orders

13.02.2014:

JTO (Telecom) Induction Training Structure & Syllabus:

In partial modification of its letter dated 13.11.2013, BSNL CO has conveyed that The qualification, MSc (Electronics) has been inadvertently included in the said letter, which is not an eligible qualification for JTO LICE as per RR of JTO.  View letter

13.02.2014:

Electronic Indian Postal Order - extension of service to Indian Citizens residing in India:

'Department of Posts has extended the "elPO" (electronic Indian Postal Order) service to Indian citizens residing in India also w.e.f. 13.02.2014, for purchasing Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee online through e-Post Office Portal. This facility has been provided for Indian citizens to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) under the RTI Act, 2005.'  Read More

12.02.2014:

Financial assistance for revival of ITI Limited:

'The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the revival plan of ITI Limited based on the recommendations of the Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprise (BRPSE). The revival plan will be supported through financial restructuring by fund infusion of Rs. 4156.79 crore.'  Read More

12.02.2014:

Preparatory exercise for all india eligibility list of jto(t):

BSNL CO has circulated the names of 660 JTOs (T) in respect of whom the assessment details have not yet been received from circles.  View letter

12.02.2014:

Mandatory training under EPP - relaxation of drawal of second increment:

Based on the representation of Shri R.Duraisamy EE (Civil) being affected by provisions of Personnel section letter dated 4.4.2011 and possibility of more such cases existing, BSNL CO has called for details from ALTTC Ghaziabad.  View letter

12.02.2014:

Closure of exchanges having less than 10 DELs:

BSNL CO has reiterated, that the instruction for authorization of SSA heads for closure of exchanges having less than 10 DELS still stands.  View letter

12.02.2014:

ISD tariff:

BSNL CO has circulated comprehensive list of countries/codes with ISD tariff for various plans.  View letter

12.02.2014:

Ante-dating the date of effect of regular promotion in the grade of DE/AGM:

BSNL CO has approved ante-dating of date of effect of regular promotion in the grade of DE/AGM for three Executives.  View letter

11.02.2014:

Imparting all phases of induction training for JAOs at ALTTC Ghaziabad:

AIBSNLOA had taken up the issue vide its letter dated 27.12.2013 pointing out that "there is sufficient infra-structure and required faculty strength for conducting JAO training at ALTTC Ghaziabad."  View letter We had reported the same day that GM (Trg) had taken immediate action and had forwarded our letter on the subject by FAX to CGM, ALTTC for necessary action and report. On 11.1.2014 we were informed that ALTTC will conduct JAO induction training and the first batch will commence on 3rd February 2014. Now BSNL CO has addressed CGM NATFM, Hyderabad to include ALTTC Ghaziabad for imparting induction training to JAOs henceforth. The letter says, "On demand from the Staff Associations, ALTTC Ghaziabad has expressed their willingness for imparting JAO induction training at their training centre." It may be noted that AIBSNLOA alone had raised this demand.  View letter

11.02.2014:

Paid media and analysts are misleading public and the government by calling the current auction “winner’s curse":

'Let us check the facts first. In 2001, when the customer base was only 25 lakh and tariff was Rs 6 a minute, the spectrum contributed only 80 paise per minute to the tariff at the best. The same spectrum is being used even now when the customer base is anything between 50 and 60 crores. This is nearly 200 times of the then customer base in 2001. '  Read More

10.02.2014:

Looking Beyond - Criminal records of the current Lok Sabha members:

'The rules laid out in the Representation of the People Act of 1951 state that persons convicted of a criminal offence for 2 years or more shall lose their seat, and be disqualified from contesting elections till 6 years after release. As one might expect, this has led to a very low conviction rate for members of Parliament. In several instances, charges related to serious crimes such as assault, murder, rioting, kidnapping, etc, have been pending in the courts.'  Read More

10.02.2014:

TRANSFER AND POSTING IN SDE (CIVIL) GRADE:

BSNL CO has issued transfer and posting orders in SDE (Civil) grade.  View orders

07.02.2014:

CHQ WRITES TO GM (SR) REGARDING THE PROPOSED MERGER OF BSNL AND MTNL:

'Most importantly, BSNL Management and its employees should ‘Stand as One’ to resist any plan by the DoT/the Government, which is detrimental to the growth and development of BSNL.'  Read More

07.02.2014:

CHQ WRITES TO GM (SR) ON CONDUCT OF MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION OF BSNL EXECUTIVES' ASSOCIATIONS:

'In our letter we had requested that, “All participating associations should be extended equal facilities with the two associations already enjoying the facilities at least for one year prior to the date of verification through secret ballot. This is for the sake of equality and justice and also to allow level playing field to all. Otherwise, it will be an uneven competition.”'  Read More

07.02.2014:

BSNL's outstanding dues runs in hundreds of crores:

'Arrears for basic services far exceed the amount due on account of wireless services in the case of both the telcos. For BSNL's basic services, the maximum amount pending is against subscribers in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.'  Read More

05.02.2014:

Centre to probe alleged hacking of BSNL network by Huawei:

'In a major incident of national security breach, India’s top intelligence agencies and Department of Telecom is all set to jointly launch an investigation into the alleged role of Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei in hacking into Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)’s network and sabotaging its expansion plans in Rajahmundry in coastal Andhra Pradesh.'  Read More

05.02.2014:

CHQ writes to GM (FP) on relieving of Accounts & Finance Executives on transfer back to their parent circles:

'Many of these Executives have not been relieved from the present circles even six months after issue of transfer orders. This is one of the reasons that deter the Accounts & Finance Executives from accepting long stay transfers to other circles.'[GS handed over the letter to GM (FP) in person and requested his intervention in early relieving of these Executives. GM (FP) has agreed to do the needful.]  Read More

05.02.2014:

TRANSFER AND POSTING IN EE (CIVIL) GRADE:

BSNL CO has issued transfer and posting orders in EE (Civil) grade.  View orders

04.02.2014:

CHQ submits its views for modifications in proposed Revision of JTO RR:

CHQ has submitted its views on modifications required in the proposed Revision of JTO Recruitment Rules.  Read More

04.02.2014:

MERGER OF BSNL AND MTNL:

BSNL has called for the views of all unions and associations on different aspects of merger of BSNL and MTNL. Please go through the document and submit your views to gsaibsnloa@gmail.com  View letter

04.02.2014:

CANCELLATION OF DE (ADHOC) PROMOTION:

BSNL CO has cancelled the promotion orders in respect of those Executives who have foregone the promotion.  View orders

04.02.2014:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to 17 SDEs (T) as substitutes to 17 Executives who have completed their tenure and already stand transferred/posted as DE (Adhoc) on promotion.  View orders

04.02.2014:

Composition of 7th Central Pay Commission:

The Finance Minister Shri P. Chidambaram has issued the following statement: “The Prime Minister has approved the composition of the 7th Central Pay Commission as follows: 1. Shri Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur (Retired Judge of the Supreme Court and Retired Chairman, Armed Forces Tribunal) - Chairman; 2. Shri Vivek Rae (Secretary, Petroleum & Natural Gas) - Member (Full Time); 3. Dr. Rathin Roy (Director, NIPFP) - Member (Part Time); 4. Smt. Meena Agarwal (OSD, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance) - Secretary." (PIB)

03.02.2014:

Action taken report (ATR) on the minutes of the 23rd Meeting of SCOVA (Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies):

In respect of merger of 78.2% IDA with basic pension benefit to the absorbed BSNL pensioners, DoT has mentioned in the ATR, thus: "A proposal was sent by D/o Telecom on 20.12.2013. D/o P&PW has communicated its 'No Objection' to the proposal subject to the approval of Dept. of Expenditure. D/o Telecom has referred the proposal to D/o Expenditure on 8.1.2014. Approval of D/o Expenditure is awaited by D/o Telecom.

03.02.2014:

Medical facilities to ITS officers deployed in BSNL:

Modifying its earlier orders BSNL CO has issued orders extending BSNL MRS facility as available to all BSNL employees to the deployed ITS officers till a final decision is taken by DoT regarding CGHS facility.  View orders

03.02.2014:

The February 2014 Auction of Spectrum in 1800 MHz and 900 MHz Band Begins - 4 Rounds of Bidding Already Completed:

The Auction of spectrum in the 1800 MHz and 900 MHz band began here today morning at 9 A.M. Till now, four rounds of bidding have been completed. Bids have been received in all 22 Service Areas in 1800 MHz band and in all 3 Service Areas in 900 MHz band. Thus, bidding has taken place in all the Service Areas in both bands. (PIB)