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  • 30.11.2010: CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Denial of revised IDA Pay Scales to the JTOs/JAOs equivalents and SDE/AO Equivalents – A serious and unprecedented lapse: 'We could never imagine that BSNL Management would behave and act in a manner which one would term as betrayal of the faith on the Management by the concerned unsuspecting Executives. The credibility of the Management is now totally lost.' Read More...

  • 30.11.2010: CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on  Request for creation of more number of Sr.PPS posts: 'It is therefore just and fair that all the six PPS in BSNL Corporate Office are promoted to Sr PPS by creating or upgrading the PPS posts for posting them under the Directors of the BSNL Board'.  Read More...

  • 25.11.2010:MNP Launched in Haryana; Nationwide Launh on January 20, 2011: Mobile Number Portability service was launched at Rohtak, Haryana today. The service was launched by Shri Kapil Sibal, the Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology by making the inaugural call to Shri Bhupindrer Singh Hooda, the Chief Minister of Haryana from a ported mobile number. Speaking on the occasion Shri Sibal announced that this service will be launched in the entire country on January 20, 2011. (PIB)

  • 24.11.2010:Cancellation of STS Adhoc promotion: Without considering our request for extension of cut off date for joining on promotion to STS (Telecom) on adhoc basis, BSNL has issued orders canceling the promotions w.e.f. from 16.11.2010 forenoon, in respect of officers who have not joined on promotion. View orders...

  • 24.11.2010:MNP to be launched tomorrow: 'From tomorrow, mobile phone customers in Haryana Licensed Service Area (LSA) will have the choice of selecting their telecom service provider (operator) in with out changing their number provided a minimum period of 90 days has elapsed after subscription to the mobile service of the current service provider.' Read More...

  • 23.11.2010:All India GSM Subscriber Figures for October 2010: BSNL continues with the higher growth rate in number of GSM subscribers for the consecutive month. View figures...

  • 22.11.2010:180 seconds pulse for calls from BSNL fixed line to any fixed network across the country: BSNL orders implementation of 180 seconds pulse for calls made from its fixed line telephones to any fixed network including that of other operators across the country, w.e.f. 1st December 2010.

  • 19.11.2010:Govt may ask new telcos to pay more to compensate loss: The government will look at the eligibility criteria based on which the players got spectrum and if required the new players would be asked to cough up more money to make up for the losses to the exchequer. (PTI)

  • 19.11.2010:Will consider TRAI's recommendations-Kapil Sibal: TRAI had asked the govt to cancel 62 of the 122 licences issued by A Raja under controversial circumstances in 2008 to telecom operators.

  • 19.11.2010:BSNL promotes 6 more JTOs as SDEs under 25% competitive quota on the basis of LDCE held on 15.7.2007: BSNL has issued orders promoting 6 more JTOs as SDEs under 25% quota on the basis of LDCE held on 15.7.2007. The case of Com.Tarun Kumar Verma, shown at Sl.No.6 in this order was referred by us specifically vide our letter dated 7-9-2009. View orders...

  • 16.11.2010:CHQ writes to Prime Minister on draining of BSNL resources at a time when BSNL's falling revenues is a cause for concern: 'Since you are really concerned with the survival and growth of BSNL as a Government owned PSU, we thought it appropriate to bring all these to your notice, with a hope that your intervention will put an end to this type of extravaganza enjoyed by a section of the officers who are on virtual indefinite deputation at the cost of BSNL'.  Read More...

  • 16.11.2010:Sibal not a stop-gap arrangement appointee: Contrary to media reports and the DMK saying that newly appointed Communications Minister Kapil Sibal is only a stop-gap appointee, Sources say that the Minister will continue to function as the Minister even after the current session of Parliament closes.Kapil Sibal’s appointment is seen as a move by the government to defend strongly its policies and regulations in the ongoing cases against it in various courts. Kapil Sibal is a noted lawyer. (TT)

  • 16.11.2010:Vodafone gets 3 weeks to deposit Rs 2.5k cr with SC: In a major set back to Vodafone International Holdings BV in its tax dispute over acquisition of Hutchison Essar, the Supreme Court asked it to deposit Rs 2,500 crore in three weeks and furnish bank guarantees worth Rs 8,500 crore in eight weeks.Indian tax authorities are seeking over Rs 11,000 crore from the company on its purchase of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd’s local mobile arm Hutchison Essar three years ago.A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice SH Kapadia, in an interim order, asked the company to deposit the amount with the court registry. The apex court will now hear the case on February 24, 2011. (ET)

  • 16.11.2010:Promotion to DE Adhoc: BSNL issues orders promoting six more SDEs as DE on adhoc basis. View orders...

  • 15.11.2010:Kapil Sibal given charge of Telecom Ministry: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal was today given the additional charge of the Telecom Ministry by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a development that takes the portfolio away from DMK at least for the time being. The arrangement is seen to be temporary in view of the ongoing Parliament session when issues related to the ministry are to be handled at the senior level, particularly at a time when the ministry is facing allegations of corruption of huge magnitude. By tradition, a reshuffle of the Council of Ministers is not undertaken during a Parliament session. (PTI)

  • 14.11.2010:Raja resigns as telecom minister over 2G scam: Yielding to relentless opposition pressure, Telecom Minister A Raja resigned tonight in the wake of the 2G Spectrum allocation scam."In order to avoid embarrassment to the Government and maintain peace and harmony in Parliament, my leader (DMK chief M Karunanidhi) has advised me to resign," Raja told PTI. (PTI - 2250 Hrs)

  • 12.11.2010:CHQ writes to CMD requesting extension of cut off date for joining the assignment on promotion to DE Adhoc: 'Hence, we request that the cut-off date may kindly be extended upto 31st March 2011, to enable these officers to join in their new assignment.' Read More...

  • 11.11.2010: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 had raised this issue with DoT vide our letter dated 16.6.2010 referring to DoT letter addressed to CCA, DoT Cell, Kerala Circle [view letter...] TA-I section of DoT had responded to our letter by directing DDG (Estt) of DoT to issue necessary clarifications/guidelines to the CCA offices [view response...]Meanwhile cases had been filed in various CATs praying relief in this issue.  DDG (Estt) of DoT has now issued guidelines to the CCAs conveying the decision to extend the pensionary benefits to all the Group B officers who have opted for IDA pay scale from their date of promotion after 1.10.2000, provisionally, on execution of bonds. View orders...

  • 10.11.2010:Bharti - India monthly ARPU Rs 202, down 20% on year: Bharti Airtel , India's top mobile phone operator, said average revenue per user in its home market in the September quarter fell 20 percent from a year earlier to Rs 202 ($4.55) per month. Bharti Airtel's average monthly minutes of usage in the quarter rose 1 percent from a year earlier to 454 per user. Earlier, Bharti, 32 percent owned by Southeast Asia's top phone firm SingTel , reported a bigger-than-expected 27 percent fall in quarterly profit after being squeezed by a price war in the world's fastest-growing mobile market.(ET)

  • 08.11.2010:CAG submits report on 2G spectrum to Finance Ministry: The government auditor CAG is understood to have submitted the final report on the 2G spectrum allotment that may have caused a loss of a whopping Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the exchequer. According to sources in the know, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has submitted the report to the finance ministry and the President. The report may be laid in Parliament in the winter session beginning tomorrow. (PTI)

  • 04.11.2010:BSNL adds 2.5 million mobile subscribers in October: BSNL today said it has managed to add a whopping 2.5 million mobile subscribers in October, despite the fierce competition from new and incumbent private operators. The telecom PSU, which was lagging behind private telcos in terms of subscriber additions, has garnered over two million subscriber every month from August till October, Minister of State for IT and Communications Sachin Pilot told reporters here. The new subscriber additions came mainly on the back of new tariff plans introduced by BSNL, Pilot said while launching the 'Pyari Jodi' plan which offers free mobile with every landline connection of BSNL. BSNL had added only 1.08 million subscribers in July. However, subscriber additions picked up from August when it added 2.2 million users. BSNL added 2.3 million users in September. BSNL has over 81 million subscribers.

  • 03.11.2010:DoT rejects Pitroda panel suggestions on BSNL: 'This four-member department of telecom panel has rejected the Pitroda committee recommendation that BSNL sell a 30% stake by listing on the bourses, and said that the IPO must be ‘deferred for two years to allow the telco to improve its performance and get the right valuation’ Read More...

  • 02.11.2010:Our stand on time bound functional promotion as offered during absorption vindicated: Right from the day of formation of AIBSNLOA, we have taken a consistent stand that the BSNL Executive Promotion Policy is blatant violation of the terms and conditions offered to us while exercising option for absorption in BSNL which provided for 'promotion upto SG JAG level every four to six years' without linking to post and 'post-based promotion above SG JAG level.' [view AIBSNLOA CHQ's First Circular dated 12.2.2008].  It is reliably learnt that Principal CAT, New Delhi, while disposing off an application, (Com.G.P.Patel, our Circle Secretary, Madhya Pradesh, initiated the efforts and is an applicant in the case) has ordered that BSNL should implement time bound functional promotions for its Executives within 3 months as has been envisaged in the Terms and Conditions for absorption, thus vindicating our stand.

  • 02.11.2010:Looking after arrangement of CMD BSNL extended: As per DoT orders, arrangement of looking after the post of CMD BSNL by Shri Gopal Das, Director (HR) has been extended till further orders.

  • 01.11.2010:Revised eligibility of IDA/CDA pay for availing LTC: BSNL has circulated the eligibility of IDA/CDA pay for regulating claims of LTC Bills in respect of BSNL employees.  View orders...



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