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Sub:: -- PLII ffor 2008--2009 –reg..
Reff:: -- Lr..No.. 12--2//2009 – PAT((BSNL)) datted 18--09--2009..
The BSNL managementt has iissued orrderrs,, grranttiing Rs.. 3500//-- as PLII fforr Non--executtiives.. Thiis arrbiittrrarry
deciisiion off tthe managementt tto rreduce PLII fforr 2008--2009 iis ffulllly unjjusttiiffiied tto say tthe lleastt.. The arrgumentt off
tthe management tto rreduce the PLII iis tthatt ttherre is rreducttiion iin tthe prroffiitt ffor tthe yearr and hence tthe ffulll PLII
cannott be giiven.. IItt allso says tthatt tthe diisttrriibuttablle prroffiitt fforr grrantt off PLII does nott allllow tto pay morre amountt..
These arrgumentts have no basiis iiff we check tthe ffactts..
The PLII ((Prroducttiiviitty Liinked Bonus)) fforrmulla fforr BSNL and MTNL was announced by DOT viide No..11--
18//2003-SU.. III((Pt..)) dated 19th Septtemberr 2006 on tthe basis off DPE guiidelliines iin tthe matttterr conveyed vide
DOT lletttterr off even No.. Datted 5th Octtoberr 2005.. Whiille tthe PLII amountt iis callcullatted on tthe basiis off MOU
grradiing,, iitt was speciiffiicalllly menttiioned tthatt tthe miiniimum and maxiimum ceiilliing off tthe PLII shallll be Rs.. 7,,000//-- &
Rs.. 10,,000//-- fforr non--executtiives and Rs.. 10,,000//-- & Rs..12,,500//-- fforr executtiives.. IItt was allso menttiioned tthatt tthe
PLII tto casuall llabourrerrs wiillll be Rs..3,,000//-- ffiixed..
As ffarr as tthe non--executtiives arre concerrned,, ttherre iis no rresttrriicttiion based on tthe lliimiitt off 5% off tthe diisttrriibuttablle
prroffiitt.. Thiis iis onlly applliicablle fforr tthe executtiives as perr DPE guiidelliines.. The managementt has now iinvoked tthiis
prroviisiion fforr tthe non--executtiives wiitthoutt any jjusttiiffiicattiion..
The prroffiitt tthiis yearr has been rreduced nott because off any llack off perrfforrmance on tthe parrtt off tthe executtiives,,
butt due tto tthe llack //crrunch off mobiille lliines fforr whiich tthe managementt was ffulllly rresponsiiblle,, who have rreduced
tthe ttenderr orrderr ffrrom 45..5 miilllliion tto hallff.. Furrttherr tthe iincrreased expendiitturre fforr paymentt off arrrrearrs off wage
rreviisiion cannott be a rreason fforr rreduciing PLII..
When lleaderrs off tthe Uniitted Forrum mett tthe CMD,, BSNL and Diirrecttorr ((HR)),, BSNL,, on Septtemberr 15,, 2009,, we
prressed fforr paymentt off miiniimum PLII off Rs.. 7000//-- tto tthe Non--Executtiives.. Siince we diid nott gett posiittiive
rresponse,, tthe Uniitted Forrum conductted nattiion wiide dharrna//demonsttrrattiions,, on Septtemberr 17,, 2009,, tto prress
ourr demand off paymentt off Rs.. 7000//-- as miiniimum PLII.. Once agaiin,, afftterr tthe iissuiing off tthe PLII orrderr,, tthe
Uniitted Forrum conductted nattiion wiide demonsttrrattiions on Septtemberr 22,, 2009 exprressiing ourr opposiittiion tto tthe
rreducttiion iin tthe quanttum off PLII..
IIn viiew off tthe fforregoiing,, II rrequestt you tto kiindlly iissue orrderr iimmediiattelly fforr paymentt off tthe ballance amountt off
PLII ii..e..,, Rs.. 3500//-- tto tthe Non--Executtiives and Rs.. 1500//-- tto tthe casuall llabourrerrs..
Yourrs Siincerrelly
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2.. The Diirecttorr (HR)),, BSNL,, New Dellhii – 110001..
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Crisis in the Capitalist System
The whole capitalist system all over the world is in the grip of severe economic
crisis, the bottom of which is yet to be seen by the people. It commenced in the
middle of September, 2008 in the richest capitalist country - USA! The entire
world was shocked to hear the news that one of the topmost U.S. investment bank
in U.S.A. Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy and openly pleaded inability to
pay money to the depositors. The bank had accumulated huge doubtful assets
which could not be recovered. It indulged in reckless housing mortgages without
assessing the capability of the debtors to repay the loans. The Bush administration
had to pump, huge amount to save the bank. The crisis created by irresponsible
behaviour of the bankers was to be resolved by using the poor and middle level tax
payers' money.
This was only the beginning. Big names in the financial circles in the world such
as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sacks had also followed suit and
Government of U.S.A. could save them by merging them and taking over their
doubtful assets. These banks had to give up their character as investment banks and
function as ordinary commercial banks. Another investment bank Bear Streams
reached the verge of bankruptcy and had to be saved by its merger with JP Morgan
Chase Bank. Before people could realize the gravity of the situation, the crisis
spread like wild fire affecting several banking and financial institutions. Many
found it difficult to believe when the largest insurance company in the world,
American Investment Group (AIG), faced bankruptcy and could be saved only
when U.S. Government had to shell out $150 billion to save it from liquidation.
Fannie Mac and Freddie Mac, leading investment companies faced total collapse
which could be saved only by nationalisation by the U.S. Government. Washington
Mutual and Wanchovia had to be taken over by the U.S. Government without
which they could not have been saved.
These sudden developments naturally resulted in panic all over U.S.A. and U.S.
Presidential candidate Barrack Obama had to say that crisis in Wall street had
become a crisis in all the streets. The champions of globalisation and free market
economy had no explanation to the people why such a crisis occurred in U.S.
economy. When Socialist system in Soviet Union and Eastern European countries
was dismantled, the capitalist economists started singing virtues of capitalist
system as the highest stage of human development. One economist had the
temerity to give title for his book "The End of History" to explain how Socialism
has failed which proved the superiority of the free market economy. Some
economists tried to explain that it was greed of some individual businessmen
which brought the collapse of the economic framework.
To understand the background of the crisis we must see the reckless policies
pursued by Bush administration. Public debt of U.S.A. doubled during the Bush
rule reaching a figure of $10.3 trillion. His reckless and unjust war in Iraq cost U.S.
over one trillion dollars to public exchequer. At the end of his eight year tenure the
bubble of U.S. economy busted. The most powerful capitalist economy which
advocated reduction in budget deficit for the developing countries itself was
indulging in budgetary deficit. The U.S. budget deficit which was $140 billion in
1997 rose to $800 billion in 2006 and exceeded $ one trillion in 2008.
The U.S. citizens were living on borrowed money. The average expenditure of a
U.S. citizen was estimated to be 60 per cent
more than the average income.
Utter Failure of Market Economy
The global financial crisis exposed the utter failure of the market economy
advocated by the World Bank, IMF and the WTO. The concept that the
Government should not play any role in economic matters indicated privatisation
of all economic undertakings at throw away prices. Moreover it visualised that the
market should be left to decide all matters relating to economy without any
regulation of the Government. It resulted in reckless business practices to make
quick money, high salaries and bonuses to Chief Executives of undertakings
without any restrictions from the Government and creation oMhe phenomenon of
subprime loan without ensuring that the indebted persons can repay the loans.
U.S.A. witnessed huge crisis of housing mortgages wherein the persons failed the
repay the loan creating toxic assets for the financial institutions.
The phenomenon of concentration of capital gave rise to the growth of monopolies
to control the global market. The cut throat competition among the leading Multi
National Corporations to increase the market share gave rise to several
malpractices among the big capitalists with tacit support from the capitalist
Governments. Several bureaucrats of the Government were also involved in the
process of quick money making. A bubble economy was created, and as several
economists warned earlier, the bubble was bound to burst one day and it actually
took place in September, 2008.
Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize winning economist of U.S., who warned about the
crisis earlier stated, "Now the housing bubble has burst in turn leaving the financial
landscape strewn with wreckage. Even if the ongoing efforts to rescue the banking
system and unfreeze the credit markets work - and while it is, early days. Yet, the
initial results have been disappointing - it is hard to see housing making a
comeback any time soon. And if there is another buddle waiting to happen, it is not
obvious (New York Times News Service).
Similar statements have been made by several economists in U.S.A. There is
complete unanimity now among all the economists that the crisis is going to be a
long drawn one. However few realised that the crisis is shaking the very
foundation of capitalism itself.
Impact on the Capitalist World
The globalisation has strengthened the trend of internationalisation of finance
capital. For instance, several mining companies in U.S. are in control of foreign
financial companies while U.S. financial agencies are controlling several industrial
units in foreign countries. The finance capital showed a trend of going from one
country to another depending on a higher profit margin. Finance capitalist
increasingly gave emphasis on speculative share market transactions.
The economy in European countries were already facing acute recession during
2008. The second, third and fourth quarters of 2008 showed a decline in growth of
gross domestic product. The projected fall of GDP in European countries is
estimated at 0.4 per cent.
The decline in production also was seen in Japan in the year 2008 while the
projections for the year 2009 show further decline. The trend in other advanced
capitalist countries also showed the same picture.
The volatile prices of oil in the world showed clearly how by creating artificial
scarcity the oil cartels have been minting money. The oil price per barrel shot up
more than twice during 2008 but then drastically came down to $40 per barrel in
2009, when the global meltdown became a reality. However, the retail oil price
was still high in the market. In India for example, the price was brought down only
by Rs. two per liter.
The bailout packages prepared by several advanced countries included partial or
full nationalisation of banks or other financial institutions, taking over toxic assets
of financial institutions. Those who were advocating privatisation of banks and
financial institutions had to advocate taking over these institutions by the
Government as a means to save those companies. The total bailout packages all
over the world are estimated to be above $2 trillion.
To overcome the effect to economic meltdown most of the capitalist countries have
imposed job cuts on the working class. Over and above, the imposition of
deteriorating working conditions on the workers and even wage cuts have been
resorted to by the Governments of capitalist countries.
Several restrictions and even ban on migrant workers in advanced capitalist
countries were resorted to in a big way. The Obama administration imposed
restrictive taxes on companies who outsourced their jobs outside the country or
engage foreign labourers. Drastic action is being planned against illegal migrant
labour with a view to throw them out of the country.
In the name of taking protectionist measures, U.S. and other countries are
advocating purchase of their domestic products to reduce dependence on imports.
These measures will adversely affect the developing countries whose exports-will
be drastically cut!
The G-20 meeting of major heads of the State in London on 1st and 2nd April, 2009
could not come to definite conclusion to meet the global crisis. France and German
Governments opposed U.S. proposals while developing countries representatives
criticised the protectionist trends in advanced capitalist countries. The bailout
package of over $ one trillion visualised helped the capitalists to help their liquidity
problem. The financial assistance planned for developing countries is not likely to
materialise. The bailout packages do not give any relief to the workers who lost
their jobs due to economic melt down. It did not even accept the proposals given
by Prof. Joseph Stiglitz Commission to face the economic crisis and to come out of
it. Though the G-20 countries were representing overwhelming majority of the
world population, it failed to tackle the problems of the developing counters. D ue
to controversies among different countries, a patch up declaration was drafted.
Only some of speeches in the meeting indicated that the crisis is likely to be a long
drawn one whose bottom had not get been reached.
The massive demonstrations organised prior to the G-20 meeting and during the
meeting reflected the anger prevailing among the people all over the world. The
WFTU also gave a call to organise demonstrations in all the countries to oppose
the policies of globalization and capitalist meltdown. These demonstrations reflect
the growing discontent prevailing among the people in the world against the
policies of globalisation and neo-liberalisation.
Pointing out the drawbacks of measures taken by leading capitalist countries to
overcome the crisis, Fidel Castro noted, "these measures will bring more inflation,
more devaluation of the national currencies, more unequal exchange". He further
observed that the crisis would bring more knowledge of the truth of the capitalist
system, more consciousness among the workers, more rebellions and more
revolutions (Gramma'-JournalofCuba).
No worthnoting Impact in Socialist Countries
While the entire capitalist world was engulfed in a deep crisis, the impact on the
socialist countries was minimal.
The economy of China was affected to the extent it had exports to advanced
capitalist countries. As is known, China has surplus balance of trade in major
capitalist countries including U.S.A. Due to fall in exports to these countries due
the capitalist global downturn Chinese economy had to find a way to increase
domestic consumption and avert the crisis.
Chinese Government prepared a package of 4 trillion Yuan ($586 billion)
providing creation of new jobs, improving wage level of low paid workers. The
basic thrust of the Chinese policy makers was to improve the living standard of the
people which would absorb the additional production generated due to expansion
of industrial and agricultural output. Though in some quarter the rate of growth of
Chinese economy declined during 2008 the overall growth target of 8 per cent was
fulfilled by the Chinese economy. Even the Western economists have admitted this
achievement by the Chinese socialist society.
The Vietnam faced certain problem due to decline in exports but the Govt. took the
step of increasing domestic consumption and maintains the growth rate.
The economy of Cuba and North Korea had not many relations with advanced
capitalist countries and therefore did not face the impact of the global slowdown.
Setback to Unipolar World
The present global financial crisis has hit the influence of U.S. in the world and it
has shattered the dream of U.S. imperialists to dominate the world economy. The
hegemonistic policies adopted by the U.S. Government with a view to create a
unipolar world received a big jolt and possibilities of emerging a multipolar world
have become powerful. The aggressive position taken by U.S. imperialists to
expand NATO and establish U.S. missile defence system in Europe is being
resolutely opposed by Russia. Latin American countries have opposed U.S.
dominating designs and expressed solidarity with Cuba. The emergence of
Shanghai Club for developing strategic alliance between Russia, Central Asian
Republics, China and others have resulted in emergence of a new power centre.
The growing opposition to U.S. policies all over the world including West Asia
have undermined U.S. role in the world.
The global financial crisis has further aggravated the world situation against U.S.
imperialism and U.S. model of capitalism is no more acceptable to many capitalist
countries. The opposition to U.S. policies in G-20 meeting in London by French
and German Governments has highlighted this phenomenon.
The set back received by the concept of unipolar world has no doubt strengthened
the anti-imperialist forces all over the world. The emergence of multipolar world
with collapse of U.S's hegemonistic role is a welcome development which has been
buttressed by the global capitalist meltdown.
Bail out package for whom?
The UFA Government first claimed that the fundamentals of Indian economy were
strong and the global financial crisis would not adversely affect it. Former Finance
Minister P. Chidambaram had repeatedly assured the Indian people that Indian
economy is insulated from the global financial crisis. However, the impact soon
began to be felt by the Indian economy when export started falling and Indian units
were forced to cut their production.
The Reserve Bank of India was first to announce the bailout package by reducing
restriction on banks to give loans to needy corporate sector. Pressure was brought
on Indian banks to reduce rate of interest so that more credit was available to the
corporate sector. More concessions were given to housing loans which actually
helped the builders lobby.
Despite these concessions the production did not increase since these measures
failed to increase the purchasing power of the people. Many Corporate houses
utilised the cheaper credits to repay their costlier loans.
The UPA Government announced tax cuts and reduction in excise duty on some
items. However, the employers did not pass on the concession to the consumers
which failed to boost the market. Despite giving liberal concessions to export
industries, the exports did not pick up but export houses tried to misutilise the
The UPA Government did not take any measures to restore the import restrictions
which were withdrawn due to WTO conditionalities. Foreign goods continue to
enter Indian market freely adversely affecting the Indian commodities.
The stimulus package offered by the Government of India failed to overcome the
crisis but only added to the coffers of the Super rich. The 2008-09 budget of UPA
Government only added to the sops for the capitalists to enable them to garner
higher profits. The UPAGovernment miserably failed to protect the large number
of workers who lost jobs as a result of meltdown of the economy. The survey
conducted by the Union Labour Ministry found that five lakh workers lost their
jobs due to global financial crisis but no relief was given to the workers. Only ESI
Corporation announced some allowance fora period of one year which did not give
any benefits to most of the workers because their units were not covered by the ESI
The net result of the UPA Government's policy was that the capitalist class was
trying to put on the burden of the crisis on the shoulders of the working class and
the toiling people. The budgetary losses due to liberal concessions given to the
capitalist class were recovered by imposing tax burden on the common people.
The capitalist class which was responsible for the crisis was given relief to come
out of the crisis while the working class and the toiling people who were not at all
responsible for the crisis had to pay the cost for overcoming the crisis.
To maintain profitability of the capitalists, hours of work for the workers were
increased. A large number of units were working for 12 hours a day without paying
any overtime wages to the workers. Several units illegally announced wage cut for
the workers while some declared lay-off without taking statutory permission from
the Government of India and without paying wages to the workers. Illegal closure
of units became the order of the day. Despite labour laws were being violated
openly by the employers, the Union Labour Ministry connived at the steps taken
by the management in the name effacing the economic meltdown. In the Indian
Labour Conference held in February, 2009 all the central trade unions criticized the
policy of the UPA Government and demanded full implementation of the Labour
Laws and introduction of the employment insurance scheme but these appeals fell
on deaf years.
Role of Left and Trade Unions
The role played by the Left parties and the trade union movement in opposing the
UPA Government's policies of neo-liberalisation and privatization compelled the
Govt. to go slow on their programme of economic reforms. The Left parties
prevented UPA Govt. from disinvesting profit making public sector undertakings.
They did not allow Bill to privatize the Pension Scheme to be passed, they
prevented putting PF money of workers in share market, they prevented increasing
FDI in banking and insurance companies they prevented entry of FDI in retail trade
they did not allow UPA Govt. to handover Indian banks to MNCS etc.
These measures of the left parties prevented the global crisis from having wider
effect on the Indian economy. The. former Governor of Reserve Bank of India had
to admit that the global crisis did not affect the Indian banking industry since they
were in the public sector. Despite collapse of AIG, the largest insurance company
in the world became bankrupt, but LIC and GIG remained unaffected since they
were in public sector. The PF money and Pension funds of workers remained safe
since they were not privatized and not entered the share market in a big way as
visualized by the UPA Government.
Trade Union movement organized 3 nationwide strikes during UPA regime to
oppose the policies of globalization. It compelled the UPA Govt. to slowdown
their reform agenda which saved the country to some extent. The working class
and the people of India should note the positive role played by the left parties in
not allowing UPA Government to pursue neo-liberal policies recklessly.
Scandalous Participatory Notes
Despite the demand by the left parties to ban the operation of participatory notes in
the share market operations, the Ministry of Finance continue their role in the share
market manipulations. With the global financial crisis looming large the Govt. of
India did not take steps against the depredations of participatory notes but
withdrew certain restrictions imposed on these notes earlier by the Government of
India itself.
Participatory notes are defined as "Financial instruments used by investors or
hedge funds are not registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India to
invest in Indian Securities".
Many persons do not know what is hedge fund. According to its definition it is "an
investment company that is organized as a limited partnership and uses high-risk
techniques in the hope of making large profit". It thus indulges in speculative
activity and plays an important role in manipulations in the share market
The participatory notes have become a device to make black money white or to
permit Havala money freely in share market. The Foreign institutional investors
who operate in Indian share market are also utilizingjhese notes for making quick
money and indulging in clandestine deals. According to an article published in
Hindu Business Line estimated that outstanding participatory notes account for
over 51 per cent of foreign money in India. It further states that Foreign
Institutional Investors control most of the floating stocks in the Indian share
market. According to an estimate the participatory notes increased from 2004 to
2007 by 11 times which shows the seriousness of their problem.
Business Line reports, "There have been estimates that show FIIS including
participatory notes holders, owning around 15-20 per cent of stock of the top 1000
companies in the bourses.
Now consider the promoters; they own over 50 per cent but those shares rarely
ever come to the market. The means that the FIIS have had a near ruling of the
market. In effect, they control the market because they not only own a chunk of
floating shares, they are also the most active".
Women - The Worst Sufferers
The global economic meltdown has affected the women most severely. The recent
ILO publication "Economic Meltdown Has a Woman's Face" has noted that 14
crore mothers in the Asian Pacific region's developing countries would be forced
into extreme poverty.
The ILO Report further points out, "For policy makers, failure to take into account
this gender dimension, especially at the lower end of the socio-economic scale
could be a critical miscalculation, worsening the working and living conditions of
millions, deepening economic and social inequalities and wiping out of a
generation of hard-won gains in pay inequality and workplace inequality. The
report continues "Shrinking global demand for clothes, textile and electronics as
well as for related business services use hotels, and restaurants means that women
will be the first to lose their jobs".
The capitalist society is trying to use women as a cheap source of labour. In a
period of global meltdown the capitalist class had been increasing their hours of
work and lowering their earning and thus making them cheaper. The conditions of
Anganwadi, ASHA and mid-day meal workers is a clear example of this. The
conditions of women workers in Bidi and Plantation industry had further been
deteriorated invoking them to adopt a path of struggle.
Satyam Swindle
The harrowing swindle by the management of Satyam Computer Services, the
fourth largest IT sector company of India has highlighted how the corporate
undertakings are minting money by resorting several illegal practices at the
connivance of the state administration. The Raju family having close contacts with
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh have been blatantly making a mockery of
corporate governance.
The amount of swindle is estimated by some researchers works out to Rs.8000
crores. The dubious $1.6 billion deal to take over Matyas firm owned by one of the
promoters came to the forefront which exposed the greedy promoters who
accumulate ill-gotten wealth at the cost of vital interests of the company. The
shocking news had come that the company had over 13,000 fictitious employees
whose salary was paid by cheques. This involves the co-operation of the banks in
siphoning of the funds to Raju regularly by manipulating banking accounts. In this
case one of the auditors Price water Coopers role in helping the company to
prepare fictitious balance sheet and hide the misdeeds of Raju family has been of
crucial importance. The manipulations in the share market operation by the
company has also shocked the country.
Though the Government of India intervened and the company was taken over by
Mahindra, the bungling that is going on in the corporate sector is yet to be fully
brought to light. It is a clear' case of a capitalist management taking full advantage
of a deregulated free market economy with full patronage of the state
administration. The CBI has opposed release of Raju brothers on the ground that
they were influential persons and may destroy the evidence!
There are several such Satyams who are yet to be exposed. The length to which the
degenerated capitalism can go is exposed in this case but defenders of capitalist
system are trying to cover up such instances at the cost of genuine development of
national economy.
Swiss Bank Fraud
When India is suffering from the impact of global meltdown, reports had been
published of Indian Super rich depositing billions of dollars in secret Swiss Bank
accounts. Press reports estimate vary from Rs.40 lakh to 70 lakh crores of rupees
of such deposits!
This illegal money is the outcome of tax evasion, kickbacks received secretly while
signing collaboration agreements with foreign companies, havala transactions or
garnering of black money, commission demanded by Ministers, bureaucrats or
intermediaries of foreign companies have also been responsible for such secret
accounts. Before gun scam highlighted how the money goes to Swiss Banks as a
result of secret deal which is yet to be fully revealed to the Indian public.
Recently, UBS the largest Swiss Bank agreed to provide information to the U.S.
Government about secret accounts of American citizens. The U.K. Government
has also followed suit. However, despite demand of the left parties, the UPA
Government has not demanded such details about Indian citizens holding such
secret accounts in Swiss Bank. The lack of keenness by the Government of India
has been noted by Swiss newspapers.
The money deposited in such secret accounts is actually Indian assets illegally
flushed in Swiss Banks for money laundering or using it for wrong purposes. The
Government must confiscate these huge resources and use them for improving the
standard of living of the Indian people. Several Ministers and bureaucrats as well
as Industrial houses may be holding such secret accounts but the UPAGovt. is
protecting these elements for their ulterior objective.
The policy of over reliance on foreign capital by the NDA and UPA Governments
has increased the inflow of foreign in India since the commencement of the present
century. In the year 2001-02 the total inflow stood at $8.2 billion which increased
to $15.7 billion in 2003-04. It rose further to $21.4 billion in 2005-06 while in
2006-07 it jumped to $29.8 billion and further to $63.8 billion in 2007-08. A
sizable portion of this inflow was in the share market and speculative activities.
However, after the global financial crisis foreign capital started withdrawing from
India which drastically brought down the share market index. It also brought down
retail credit flow in the country. As pointed out by a well known economist Prof.
C.P. Chandrashekhar, "..the credit stringency generated by the exodus of capital
from the country and the uncertainties generated by the threat of default of retail
loans that now constitute a high proportion of total advances could freeze up retail
credit and curtail demand as in happening in the developed industrial countries!!"
Adverse Impact on Informal Sector
The National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector in their
memorandum to the Govt. of India on the Global Economic Crisis and the informal
Economy in India on 26th November 2008 has noted, "It is critical for our country
to pay focused attention to protect, at the least, the livelihood security, employment
and income of the vast majority of the people who are either poor or vulnerable
and so doing stimulate overall economic growth". The size of such people is
estimated by the Commission at 88 crore! The Commission earlier estimated that
77 per cent of Indian population in the unorganized sector live with an average per
capita daily consumption below Rs.20 per day. It now observes, "However, during
the current slow down, it is precisely these people, the poor and vulnerable
engaged in informal sector enterprises or formally employed by the formal sector,
who will be affected the most adversely."
The Commission studied at length the impact of the crisis in the following manner.
1. Forty five per cent of the employment in the organized sector is without any
job security. In a period of crisis this strata is the first to lose jobs.
2. Thirty percent of Indian exports are contributed by small producers with
declining exports due to melt down sectors as handlooms, textiles, wearing
apparel, leather products, gems and jewellary, meal products, carpets, spices
and marine products are adversely affected. In March 2009 alone 70
diamond cutting workers in Gujarat committed suicide. The total loss of
jobs in the last six months is estimated at 15 lakhs.
3. Due to so called credit crunch the banks and financial institutions are
refusing to give credit to the small industry which is facing closure and
4. Due to slow down in the organized sector the ancillary units who supply
components to the larger units are starving for orders. The competition from
big manufacturers also is adding to the critical conditions of such small and
traditional units.
5. With steep price rise of essential commodities and absence of rise in their
income levels the vendors, workers in small units and marginal farmers are
experiencing drastic curtailment in their living standards leading to
6. Due to fall in international prices cheaper imports of several commodities
such as cotton, oilseeds are putting strain on Indian producers. The failure of
the Govt. to protect such sectors from cheaper imports is making them more
vulnerable. The withdrawal of quantitative restrictions on import of several
commodities have opened floodgates of imports of several commodities
which are produced in India in sufficient quantity.
As the Commission noted, "The combined impact of all the above effects on the
informal economy would be an increase in livelihood insecurity, decline in income
and an intensification in the conditions of poverty and vulnerability. The worst
affected segment of India's poor and vulnerable would be the casual laborers of
whom the poorest segment is constituted by the agricultural workers."
The commission has not dwelt with the plight of the migrant workers due to this
meltdown, who are among the worst sufferers in a period of crisis.
The left parties and the trade union movement demanded several measures to help
the worst affected persons so that they can face the crisis and maintain their
standard of living. The following are some of the urgent measures.
The Government of India must take steps to generate demand in the economy. For
this purpose through public expenditure infra-structural projects can be undertaken
which would generate jobs and create more demand in the economy.
The National Common Minimum Programme visualized employment guarantee
scheme for urban, rural and poor middle class sections of the society. Every family
was to be guaranteed 100 days job for one person in every family. However, the
programme was implemented only for rural areas and only a small segment was
covered. It was controlled by bureaucrats who indulged in corrupt practices
preventing genuine benefit to the needy people. The central trade unions demanded
that the scheme should coverall urban areas and a minimum of 180 days job as
proposed by ILO should be provided. Action should be taken against corrupt
officials and the scheme should be implemented in its true spirit.
The minimum wages of all informal sector workers should be increased at least by
20 per cent to increase their purchasing power so that they would be able to
consume more to maintain a proper standard of living. This would also boost the
demand for goods in the society and would result in reducing the extent of
economic meltdown.
Several lakhs of people are forced to do the work of Hawking and Vendoring to
make both ends meet. They do not get adequate earning to meet the essential
requirements of their families and are living an existence below the poverty line.
They do not get adequate facilitates of micro-finance from the financial
institutions. If the Govt. arranges financial assistance to them their conditions will
improve and this process will lead to increase in the domestic demand. Though
these persons are grouped as self-employed they are forced to adopt this
occupation due to non-availability of work as a wage labourer.
The marginal and small farmers are also facing the brunt of the crisis since they are
unable to get a proper price for their products. The procurement price fixed by the
Govt. is low and uneconomic for them. Moreover, the forward trading permitted by
the Government to purchase their products in advance at low prices by the
unscrupulous traders. The demand by the left parties and central trade unions to
ban the forward trading in essential commodities has not been accepted by the
Government of India with the result that this exploitative practice continues
The small and tiny sector of our industry gets less than 2 per cent of the total credit
available to the industrial sector as most of the credit is appropriated by the big
capitalists in the country. The democratic movement in the country must prevail
upon the Govt. to give credit to the small and tiny sector at concessional rate and
the share of credit to them must increase sizably. They require facilities of
marketing their product which the Govt. must give through a net work of sales
The Government of India has not investing much in granting social security to a
large section of our vulnerable population. The Human development of India is
extremely poor while the gains of economic development have been pocketed by
the affluent section of the society. Forty eight rich persons in India have income of
over Rs.5000 crores per annum who control one fourth of the total national income
of India while three fourth of our population are unable to get two square meals a
day. In Human Development, India ranks 128 among the 177 countries studied by
UNDP in 2007. Three years earlier India ranked 123 which shows that in human
development there is severe deterioration. Under these circumstances, the
Government of India must invest substantially in granting social security benefits
to the vast deprived sections of the society. This improvement in their living
conditions will increase the demand in the economy and which act as a real
stimulus to the industry in the country.
Struggle for Revolutionary Social Transformation
The global crisis of capitalism has raised to the forefront the basic issue that
capitalism cannot solve a single issue faced by humanity in the world. The bail out
package is only an attempt to save capitalism and profits of capitalists.
However, ideologically the working class all over the world does not fully
understand the real game of global capitalism. A large section of the working class
is still having illusion about the capitalist system who think that they would get
justice within the capitalist framework. The class collaborating leaders by the trade
union movement are hoodwinking the workers that the capitalist system can be
reformed and working class interests can be duly protected within the framework
of capitalist system. Though the working class is realizing the true nature of
capitalism the process needs to be made faster.
One must note that growing interest is taken all over the world to understand what
Karl Marx said about the capitalist system. The leading book stores all over the
world are displaying Marxist classics prominently and the number of readers
buying these books is swelling day by day.
Karl Marx and V. Lenin are no more absolute today. What they predicted about
capitalist system has proved to be correct.
This is an occasion for us to educate the working class about the real nature of
capitalist system and stress the need for transformation of the exploitative system.
Establishment of a Socialist system is the only alternative to capitalist system.
Those who criticized Karl Marx for calling profit as theft by the capitalists are now
compelled to speak about "greed for profit of some CEO's was the cause of the
present global financial crisis."
Ninety two years ago in 1916 while analyzing the role of Finance capital, Lenin
pointed out. "Financial Capital concentrated in a few hands and exercising a virtual
monopoly, extracts enormous and ever increasing profits from floating of
companies, issue of stock, state loans etc, strengthens the domination of Financial
oligarchy and levy tribute upon the whole society for the benefits of monopolists"
(Imperialism: The Highest stage of Capitalism).
Without ideological preparations of the working class, it is not possible to launch
powerful struggles against capitalist system. We must tell the workers that it is not
sufficient to fight against the effects of exploitation. We must ultimately prepare
ourselves to fight against the cause of exploitation itself.
It is, therefore, the duty of people of India to fight against every attempt of the
capitalist class to pass on the burden of the crises on the shoulders of the working
class. At the same time we should also call on the working class to be prepared to
fight against the moribund capitalist system itself which alone ensure
establishment of a world without crisis and exploitation. History has given the
responsibility on the working class of the world to be the "grave diggers" of
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Baby is born after nine years – Company’s future health will decide whether it is groomed in a robust manner or gets deformed.

Promulgation of BSNL MS recruitment Rules required extraordinary perseverance, pursuance, Organizational pressure, and, of course, unprecedented amount of patience before the final breakthrough was recently achieved. Yes, nine years - long as it may seem – was a mixture of both the inspiration and perspiration. Inspiration in that a radical and novel concept of elimination of JTS in functional path and an emphatic shift in integration of seniority between DRs and PRs from JTS to JAG conceived by us decades before was finally attained, and the success of bringing about this critical change in fixation of seniority from JTS to JAG undoubtedly required some bold deliberations and bolder decisions. Big questions were raised when we started talking and discussing the new concept and serious apprehensions were expressed about the final outcome of our effort in this direction. Doubts about the final outcome of this new and significant beginning by the critics emanated from the fact that all previous half hearted attempts at even marginal improvements had failed miserably. And hence the concept itself was beyond imagination and digestion, because the scope of this new concept was not marginal but substantial. But then we went ahead with our business boldly, banking on the strength and commitment of our comrades and the rightful and deserved merit of our cause.

Perspiration was the remaining part of the story. Relentlessly we fought at all the levels, at various stages, forcing open all the locked doors in the way, without tiring – without giving up an inch. And the final result was a fair deal, the deal that we had asked for - the deal for which we had bargained for. More than 30 years of deprivation that our cadres were subjected to without any respite was at last broken down. Our predecessors, all of them, without exception, had to step out of the doors of DOT/ BSNL after 35 and 40 years of service just carrying the labels of Retd. Sr. SDEs. But, today we are extremely satisfied that the new formulation because of our sustained actions will open the doors for the hitherto forbidden and undreamt territories of STS, JAG and even SAG (GM) for the younger generations, the efforts and sacrifice of the elders, as always and naturally, standing good for the youngsters. It is quite natural that in a militant and committed organizational set up there are some who have to bear the cross so that the others may live in bliss. The elders will not mind it, but, on the contrary, they will be extremely happy and consider privileged to have done something for the posterity. We salute them. But, we do not know whether the youngsters are meticulously analyzing the likely impact of this momentous achievement. Because many of them are still in a wonderland with their minds filled with pipe -dreams. We have only hope that they come down to the earth. We have worked out for them several streams of fast track promotion and by raising the integration level from the JTS to the JAG level all the bottlenecks have been broken open. With the pay scales and time-bound promotions worked out through the hard work of this Association, we are sure that no one can complain. And we do not have to explain.

Moreover, there is always scope for further improvements in any new dispensation. The only thing that we have to clearly understand is that gate which was hitherto locked for decades has been opened and to what extent we are in a position to penetrate in future just depends on how solidly and unitedly like a rock we stand and struggle in the days to come to secure further career improvements. This breakthrough has to be viewed and analyzed in a broader context, without prejudice, without sectarian considerations. If we do that, we can surely understand and realize what promise it holds for us in the future.

But then when we clamour for and win over the justified rights, let us not forget that we will have to impose ourselves with the responsibility of keeping this Company going. Not only going but going as the first rated Company not only in the country but also in Asia that was our envisaged vision. That is where we always look at the status of the company vis-à-vis our performance on the market and profit fronts, pushing many of our justified demands to the back-burner so that this Company may not only survive but also rise above the rest of the competitors. And again it is not for nothing. We do not even deny some selfish motives. If ITI was an example, today Air India is a trendsetter because there we see pink slips not only for the employees but even for the Management. Naturally no one can permit a delinquent organization to continue without profit - without the right market share. Yes, we are visionaries in selfishness too. We dream of a great salary package and even greater career advancements for our members. And for that we have no doubt that the performance of the organization only counts and gives us the platform to ask for more – to ask for the better – and to earn it rightfully and nobly. Yes, we are selfish for the cause of the Executives – and that makes us even more selfish for the Company.

That is precisely why we focus on the issue at hand. Even as the balance sheets unfold we see the profits falling by huge percentages. And that is not a happy sight for us. We see the market shares falling steadily. During the first three months of the current year 2009-10, which we started with a firm resolve, our market share has fallen from 77.42% to 76.80 % in the Landline, from 16.20% to 15.52% in the mobile and from 18.98 to 17.89 in the total. When Airtel has crossed 100 million and raises its profit even for the current quarter by 24%, shall we stay as dumb onlookers with excuses for the failures of our Company on both fronts? We reported the dismal performance of our Company in the mobile sector in May 09 as a mere 0.4 million as against the set target of 3 million. Similarly in June we have been able to achieve just about 0.8 million v/s a target of 3 million. But the Airtel has been consistently doing around 2.8 million in all the last 3 months. In fact we stand a poor fifth among our national rivals in mobile growth during 2009-10, even the midget Aircel getting the better of us.

That is why we have been fully supporting, with no holds barred, the earnest efforts of the Management to elevate the status of the Company in every way. We have been fully endorsing the 100 days’ programme of the CMD. Although in the landline sector he has set a target of zero net growth or shall we say net decline in 2009-10, the first three months again display poor, no, dismal readings. We have lost around 5. 52 lakh connections during the first quarter, despite the modest target, with almost all Circles, except NE-II, contributing towards massive losses. And the major culprits being Maharashtra, losing around 1 lakh customers, followed by A.P. with 62,000 losses, Gujarat with over 48,000 and W. Bengal with 46,000 odd losses. Why we are going through the figures. Yes, we want the Circles and our Organizations there to look up and ensure an arrest in the erosion. Similarly on the Revenue front the target set by the CMD in the landline sector for 2009-10 is a very modest 9698 crores. The performance of the first two months viz. Apr & May cannot be called scintillating, with income of less than 1600 crores. If the erosion in the base is not arrested, the decline in revenue is also going to be steeper. We need not find out the reason. And the reason is supported by the statistics for May where the revenue was less by around 15 crores from April when we lost the base by about 1.75 lakh. This clearly means that we are not doing much and much more is desired. Unless definite improvement is brought forth by our cadres, definitely called and are the backbone of this Company, this Association will not be able to pursue aggressively other cadre issues. Dear Comrades, we have to understand this simple logic. Therefore it is up to us to perform and deliver.

We know that even some of our hard core members feel upset about our present stand and continuous focus on issues of growth. But then we will continue, because we can never afford to remain short-sighted. We have to set our sights into the distance. And there see it clearly, not imagine that we see only the oasis and not the deserts, if they really are there. The time for illusions is over and it will reach us nowhere but our doom. And when we see the deserts we will be able to see the oasis from where we should be able to get the right nourishment. And that is what we, fully consciously, are doing at present. No one can deter us from our job. Because we are answerable to not only to the personal glories of the present, that brings us immediate crowns. We are answerable to the posterity- to the society - and to the Nation, simply because we belong to the Company, to the society and to the Nation. We are a national asset. We belong to none but the great Indian Public. And we owe an answer to them if we fail. Sure, Comrades, we shall not fail in our endeavour, we shall not fail the Company, we shall not fail our great India.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009


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8th Floor, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan,
Harish Chandra Mathur Lane,
Janpath, New Delhi-110 001
F. No. BSNL/39-6/SR/2008 Dated, the 23rd September, 2009
1. All CGMs, BSNL
2. GM (CA), BSNL C.O.
Sub: Facility of ‘Deduction of union subscription’ to all the applicant unions in BSNL
- stoppage of union subscription regarding
Reference this office letter of even number dated 4th June, 2008 regarding extension
of the facility of deduction of union subscription in favour of all the applicant unions in BSNL.
One of the conditions of deduction of union subscription is that any change / stoppage of
union subscription is permissible twice a year, i.e. during the period 16 December to
15 January and 16 June to 15 July.
2. Certain developments have taken place in the recent past which has necessitated
review of these guidelines. Accordingly, in partial modification of the above instructions, it
has been decided that any request for stoppage of union subscription only may be permitted
from a date other than the dates mentioned above in case 50% or more subscribers of a
union in a particular unit seek stoppage of union subscription in that particular unit. However,
any switchover from one union to another or option to join a new union will continue to be
twice a year only, i.e. during the period 16 December to 15 January and 16 June to 15 July.
(Satish Wadhwa)
Copy for information to:-
2. PPS to Director (HR), BSNL C.O.
3. General Secretary, BSNL Employees Union
4. General Secretaries of all the applicant unions in BSNL.
5. Guard file.
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Friday, September 25, 2009


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[25.09.2009]CHQ writes to management on holding prequalifying test for TTA LDCE. <>

[25.09.2009]CHQ writes to management on Child Care Leave and Maternity Leave. <>

[22.09.2009] Promotion Policy - Discussion with DOT:- Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri,General Secretary,BSNLEU and Com.P.Abhimanyu, Dy. General Secretary met DDG (Estt) Shri.A.K. Das and discussed about the approval of 9200/- pay scale by DOT. DDG (Estt) stated that the matter has been referred to DOT Finance for early approval.

[22.09.2009]GS BSNLEU demands Bonus as last year - Protest Letter BSNLEU/404 (Bonus) dated 22-09-2009 to Shri.Kuldeep Goyal,CMD,BSNL <>

[21.09.2009]Marketing of BSNL services to Central / State governments and PSU establishments. (GS BSNLEU letter No. BSNLEU/604(Dev.) dated 22.09.2009 to Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD, BSNL. <>

[21.09.2009] Austerity measures in view of the present financial position of BSNL.(GS BSNLEU letter No. BSNLEU/604(Dev.) dated 22.09.2009 to Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD, BSNL. <>www.bsnlnewsbyashokhindocha.blogspot.com M-9426201999

Thursday, September 24, 2009


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Tele-density and Market Share as on 31.08.2009.

During August 2009, 15.01 million telephone connections has been provided in the country taking the total telephone connections in the country 493.65 million as on 31.08.09.

(1) BSNL has added 12.21 lakh connections during the month of August 2009. This works out to 8.14% of the total connection added in the country during the month of August 2009.

(2) BSNL is at 2nd position as an operator with Market share of 17.38%. BSNL market share has decreased by 0.29% during the month of August 2009 and during 2009-10 (upto 31.08.2009) by 1.60%.

(3) The overall tele-density in the country is over 42.00% with Chennai License area topping at 113.61% and Bihar License area lowest at 21.95%.

(4) BSNL now holds 1st position as an operator with total number of telephone connections in 5 license areas viz. Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab & UP(E) Circles.

(5) BSNL has No.2 position in total number of mobile connections in 4 License areas viz. Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa and Punjab Circles.<> <>
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

BSNLEU CHQ लेटेस्ट न्यूज़ By अशोक Hindocha

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[22.09.2009] GS BSNLEU demands Bonus as last year - Protest Letter BSNLEU/404 (Bonus) dated 22-09-2009 to Shri.Kuldeep Goyal,CMD,BSNL <>

[21.09.2009]Marketing of BSNL services to Central / State governments and PSU establishments. (GS BSNLEU letter No. BSNLEU/604(Dev.) dated 22.09.2009 to Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD, BSNL. <>

[21.09.2009] Austerity measures in view of the present financial position of BSNL.(GS BSNLEU letter No. BSNLEU/604(Dev.) dated 22.09.2009 to Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD, BSNL. <>

Hold demonstrations on 22-09-2009 (Tuesday), to protest against the arbitrary order of the BSNL management, violating the “PLI formula”, and sanctioning less bonus. This is the call of the United Forum of BSNL unions. Conduct the programme effectively by mobilising the workers fully.

V.A.N. Namboodiri

Convenor, United Forum

[19.09.2009] Bonus 2009 – one more arbitrary decision of BSNL management.

BSNL has issued order for this year’s bonus (PLI). Non-executives are paid only Rs. 3500/-. This is totally unacceptable to us and we condemn this arbitrary decision. As per BSNL’s MOU rating for this year, as per the bonus formula, Non-Executives are eligible for minimum bonus of Rs. 7000/-. This was conveyed to the CMD, BSNL and Director (HR), in categorical terms by BSNLEU and the United Forum, in the meeting held on 15-09-2009. Country wide Dharnas/demonstrations were also conducted by the United Forum on 17-09-2009. Despite all these, BSNL Board has arbitrarily decided to pay a paltry amount as bonus. Company’s reduced profit is not an excuse for denial of eligible bonus. Bonus formula is the only criteria, according to which Non-Executives are eligible for minimum bonus of Rs. 7000/-. In the case of Interim Relief, we compelled the management to modify it’s arbitrary order. Similarly, in the case of bonus also, BSNLEU and United Forum will get the arbitrary order modified.

[19.09.2009] Austerity in BSNL - Editorial of Telemessage October, 2009 <>

[18.09.2009] BSNL order on PLI (Bonus) for Executives,Non Executives and Casual labour <>

[18.09.2009] Bonus : - CHQ congratulates all comrades for effectively conducting Dharna / demonstrations yesterday the 17-09-2009, at a very short notice, demanding minimum bonus of Rs.7000 for all Non- Executives. So far no order is issued on bonus. It is understood that the Board of Directors have taken some decision on 15-09-2009 itself. CHQ is taking efforts for the issuing of the order without further delay.

[18.09.2009] BSNL issues clarifications regarding JAO part II Internal Competitive Exams against 40% and 10% quotas. <>

[17.09.2009] Dharna on Bonus issue - Letter to GM(SR) <>

[17.09.2009] Recruitment Rules of Management Trainees- seeking modification - (Letter to Shri Gopal Das) <>

[16.09.2009] Dharna / demonstration on bonus issue

Since our demand on bonus issue is not accepted by the BSNL management, United Forum calls upon, the employees to conduct dharna / demonstrations on 17.09.2009, at SSA levels. Organize effectively and make the programme a big success.

[15.09.2009]Notice for massive dharna on 11th August, 2009 at SSA / Circle level and 48-hours strike on 19-20 August, 2009 for settlement of wage revision and other demands <> <>

[15.09.2009]United Forum meets CMD, BSNL and Director (HRD) on Bonus issue:- As per decision of yesterday’s meeting of associations and unions of Executives and Non-Executives, meetings were held both with Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD, BSNL and Shri Gopal Das, Director (HRD) to-day, 15th September, 2009 on Bonus issue.

The unions demanded that the minimum bonus of Rs.7000/- to Rs.10,000/- be paid to the non-executives as paid during the last year. The CMD stated that since the profit has gone down only Rs.3500/- can be paid to non-executives and Rs.5000/- to executives. The CMD requested the unions to voluntarily forego Bonus this year in view of the company’s adverse financial positions. The unions protested and reiterated their demand for full bonus. NFTE, FNTO & BSNLWRU who were party to yesterday’s decision did not attend the meeting, despite they had agreed to come.

[15.09.2009]BSNL Associations & Unions Demand Full Bonus:- The meeting of the Associations / Unions of Executives and Non-executives held on 14.09.2009 at National Council Office, New Delhi, presided by Com. A.A. Khan (SNEA) strongly protested against the proposal of BSNL management to reduce this year Bonus to Rs.5000/- for executives and Rs.3500/- to non-executives. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, GS, BSNLEU explained the issue in detail.

After through discussion it was decided to meet the CMD BSNL on 15.09.2009 and convey our protest as also to demand for Bonus as last year.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

लेटेस्ट NEWS

The Chief General Manager,
Gujarat Telecom Circle,
Navrangpura, Ahmedabad.
Earlier Ref.Letter No: (1) SNEA/Guj/08-09/06c09 dated: 16 /06 /2009.
(2) SNEA/Guj/08-09/05a09 dated: 04 /05 /2009.

Letter No: SNEA/Guj/09-10/09a09 dated: 09 /09 /2009.
Subject: Submission of issue along with suggestions pertaining to BSNL-Interest, in this regard request for taking necessary actions on various issues which are covered in above earlier reference letters.
Respected sir,
As per our above cited subject & earlier reference letters, we are submitting various issues pertain to BSNL interest, our views & suggestions, for kind consideration and appropriate solution please.
(1)Consumer Mobility Pertain issues:-
(1a) Discrimination policy adopted by VTM cell of DOT in regard to the bonofied verification of BSNL mobile customers: It is learnt that the growth of BSNL-Mobile is severely affected due to stringent & discrimination policy of VTM cell of DOT in regard to the bonafied verification of BSNL customers compare to other Operators. It is very surprising that, despite the concern customer is submitting photo identity & resident identity document in presence of our valid authority / agency, but citing the ridiculous reasons our cases are being rejected & recommended for penalty by VTM cell. Due to this tiresome process faced by the customers and unwanted risk faced by our authority / agency, they are forced to opt the private operators services. And funnier thing is that they are getting the connection on the same documents. This is nothing but injustice to BSNL. We earnestly request your good self to take up this issue with VTM Cell and with BSNL HQ for finding the solution.
(1b) Making Popularity of prepaid WLL PCO: Now very attractive scheme is available in Prepaid WLL PCO such that we once again can gain the PCO market and it is too by getting payment in advance without any risk of outstanding /fraud, excluding the expensive & cumbersome billing procedure.
However some important issues still exist which are obstacles in the desirable growth. Which required to be sorted out very quickly with the help of vendor, such as necessary provisions of 16 kHz reversal, working of Prepaid WLL PCO on STD PCO machines, FAX-facility etc is to be ensured along with providing the successful instruments, which are supporting all these facilities. Subsequently uniform & aggressive marketing will certainly Helpful to penetrate PCOs market.
(2) NW Planning & NW Op. Pertain issues:-
(2a) Timely Disposal /scrap of unusable material:- Large amount of life expired material such as erected poles, lines & cable material (external plant),metal, wooden, IT-related material, vehicles, is lying idle, which is resulting in to occupying valuable space , every possibility of pilferage, and more important delay in auction cause down fall in the value of materials. Thus in order to regularize immediately scrapped and disposed off, regular monitoring of the issue is to be done by introducing bimonthly statement covering all the require data / parameter at SSA,Circle and BSNL H.Q.
(2b) Standardization in Power plant modules:- At present SMPS power plants & invertors are the heart of our telecom systems. Now days more then 25 manufacturers are supplying such 25A to 100A capacity power plants, and invertors with different type of technology, circuits, designs, specifications, PCBs, electronic spare parts it is too of different dimensions. Consequently in the case of maintenance, AMC, and replacing spare parts we have to be completely remaining dependent to the concern manufacturer and every time they are charging very high amount looking to our urgent need. And many times even we agree to pay their desire charge even though they are not fulfilling our requirement in time.

As a result our field staff & users have to face lot. To overcome such bindings we suggest that the SMPS power plants and invertors of standard designs for various capacities are to be finalized, in consultation with TEC, and tenders can be invited based on that.
(3) Consumer fixed access / BB pertain issues:
(3a) Flexible plans in BB:-For continuous growth and controlling excess billing complaints we need to review all our existing BB-Home & Business plans and to introduce some flexible plans in both the category having various range in terms of Various download speeds which may have minimum charge in lower side and highest charging in upper side equivalent to unlimited, if it’s usage charge cross to charge of unlimited. Hence it is required that within the different bandwidth limit of lower side (256 kbps), medium side (512kbs -1MB) & on upper side (unlimited) plans of Home & Business category we need to introduce new plans as a permanent solution to avoid excess billing complaints / outstanding , to enhance growth of BB.
No Details of Home- plans Tariff and features Sr.
no Details of Business-plans Tariff and features
1 Various Band with /speed

256 kbps
2024 kbps 1 Band with /speed 256 kbps
2024 kbps
2 (Lower side )Minimum monthly fix Charge
(As per download speed) Rs 125/-
Rs 500/- 2 (Lower side )Minimum monthly fix charge
(As per download speed) Rs 250/-
Rs 1500/-
3 Free download/Upload .5 GB
3.0GB 3 Free download/Upload 2.0 GB
4 Additional usage Charges per MB beyond free Rs0.60/mb
Rs0.80/mb 4 Additional usage Charges per MB beyond free Rs0.60/mb
5 Additional usage charge which go up to Rs. 750,1250,2000,3300 Asper-4 i.e.
As per usage 5 Additional usage charge which go up to Rs. 750/- Asper-4 i.e.
As per usage
6 (Upper side) Maximum usage charge
(As per download speed) Rs. 750/-
Rs. 3300/- 6 (Upper side) Maximum usage charge(As per download speed) Rs. 3300/-
Rs. 15000/-
7 Security deposit Rs 250/-
Rs 1000/- 7 Security deposit Rs 500/-
Rs 3000/-
8 Modem charge /Rent As existing 8 Modem charge /Rent As existing
9 Static IP No 9 Static IP No
10 Fix Monthly voice charge As per exist plan 10 Fix Monthly voice charge As per exist plan
11 Minimum committed period 1 month 11 Minimum committed period 1 month
(3d) In line of providing CLI instrument to Shulabh customer paying for one year advance rental, it is suggested that all BB customers paying advance rent for one year should also be provided CLI instrument free. We are optimistic that our suggestion will be viewed true spiritedly.
Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

(B.G.Patel). Circle President and in charge Circle secretary SNEA (I)-Gujarat.
Copy to :(1) The General Manager (CFA) Gujarat Telecom Circle for information and N/A Please.
(2) The General Manager (CM) Gujarat Telecom Circle for information and N/A
(3) The General Manager (Operation) Gujarat Telecom Circle for information and N/A Please.

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Recognised Union in BSNL
(Regiistered Under IIndiian Trade Uniion Act 1926.. Regn..No..4896)
CHQ:Dada Ghosh Bhawan,, Opp.. Shadiipur Bus Depot..,, New Dellhii – 110008
Emaiill: chqbsnlleu@siify..com,, websiite: bsnlleuchq..com
Phone:: ((O)) 011--25705385
V..A..N.. Namboodiirii ((R)) 011-- 23342848
Generall Secrettary Fax:: 011-- 25894862
BSNLEU//124 (UF) 16..09..2009
Shrii Shakeell Ahmad,,
GM (SR),, BSNL,,
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan,,
Janpath,, New Dellhii – 110 001
Sub:: Bonus iissue - holldiing of Dharna programme – reg..
II wiish tto iinfform tthatt tthe Uniitted Forum off BSNL uniions has giiven callll ffor holldiing dharna
programme att SSA llevell on 17..09..2009.. Thiis programme iis beiing helld,, demandiing a miiniimum
bonus off Rs.. 7000//- tto tthe Non-executtiives.. Our demand was reiitteratted iin our meettiings helld wiitth
CMD,, BSNL and Diirecttor (HR),, BSNL,, on 15..09..2009.. However,, no posiittiive deciisiion iis ttaken by
tthe managementt and hence tthe programme iis calllled on..
Thankiing you
Yours siincerelly,,
[V..A..N.. Namboodiirii]
Generall Secretary
Copy tto:: ((1)) The Chiieff Labourr Commiissiionerr,, Govtt.. off IIndiia,, Shrram Saktthii Bhawan,, Raffii Marrg,,
New Dellhii – 110 001..
((2)) CMD,, BSNL,, New Dellhii --110001..
((3)) Diirrecttorr ((HRD)),, BSNL,, New Dellhii – 110001..
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JAO-Part-II Examination will be conducted only under Old Syllabus.
The Old JAO Part-II Syllabus is as under:
Subject-I Telecom Accounts Paper-I Theory (Without Books) 2 hrs. 100 marks
Paper-II Practical (With Books) 2.5 hrs 100 Marks
Subject-II Telecom Accounts Paper-III Theory (Without books) 2 hrs. 100 Marks
Paper-IV –Practical (With Books) 2.5.hrs 100 Marks
Subject-III Civil works Accounts Rules & procedure
PAPER-V (With books) 3 hrs. 150 Marks
TOTAL - 3 Subjects - (5 Papers) Maximum 550 Marks
Subject I : Telecom Accounts – I (PAPER VII and VIII)
1. P&T FHB Vol.I (Genl. Principles and cash)
2. Indian Telegraph Acts and Rules
3. P&T Manual Vol. IX
4. P&T Manual Vol. XII
5. P&T Manual Vol. XIV
6. P&T FHB Vol. V
7. Telegraph Guide Part-I
8. Telecom Accounts Manual (Chapter XII dealing with Accounts with Railways / Canal Administrations regarding billing of rental etc. for leased Lines / Guaranteed Offices)
MIS reports of appropriate years for Telephone / Telecom. Revenue for operating expenses / performance indicators.
Subject II : Telecom Accounts – II (PAPER IX and X)
1. P&T FHB Vol. I (Genl. Principles and cash)
2. P&T FHB Vol. III (Part-1, II and III)
3. P&T FHB Vol. IV
4. P&T Manual Vol. X
5. P&T Manual Vol. XV
6. Telecom Accounts Manual (Chapter 1 to 7 and II)
7. Book of Account Office forms Vol. I
8. Book of P&T Account Forms
Subject III : Civil Works Accounts Rules and Procedure (PAPER XI)
1. CPWA Code
2. CPWD Manual
3. Book of Forms

1. Printed Telecom Accounts Manual Rs. 200/-
2. Printed P&T Manual Vol. X (Part I, II and III) Rs. 350/-
3. Printed P&T Manual Vol. XII (Part I and II) Rs. 350/-
4. Printed P&T Manual Vol. XIV (Part I and II) Rs. 350/-
5. Printed P&T FHB Vol. III (Part I, II & III) Rs. 250/-
6. Printed P&T FHB Vol. IV & V (Combined) Rs. 200/-
7. Naithani’s complete Solved Paper (All papers VII to XI) for Telecom/BSNL JAO Exam. Rs. 300/-
8.(a) Master Guides For Telecom Accounts-I(Cash & Works) (Paper VII & VIII)
8.(b) Master Guide to Telecom Accounts-II (Telecom Revenue A/c) (Paper IX & X) Both item No. 8 (a) and 8(b) combined = Rs. 575/-
9. CPWD Manual Rs. 532/-
10. CPWA Code including Book of Forms Rs. 400/-
11. Guide By Mr. S.Jairath for CPWD paper – Rs. 240/-

The orders can be placed on:
R. Ramachandran* (* former General Secretary, AIP&T AFSOA)
74, Third Floor, Arjun Nagar, New Delhi-110029
Mobile: 98682 11477
Email: rrc@inbox.com
BOOKS will be sent by V.P.P. – Postage charges will be extra
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Bharat Sanchar Nigam limited, (A Govt. of India enterprise), Corporate Office,SEA Section, 7 th Floor, Bharath Sanchar Bhawan Janpath, New Delhi 110 001.
No.4-13/2009-SEA(Pt) Dated: 09.09.2009.
1. All CGMs/IFAs, BSNL Telecom Circles 2. All CGMs/IFAs, BSNL Telephone Districts
3. All CGMs/IFAs, BSNL Telecom Projects Zones/Mtce Regions
4. All other Administrative Units/Offices in BSNL.
Subject: JAO Part II Internal Competitive Examination against 40% quota to be held on 30-11-09,01.12.09&02.12.09-

Junior Accounts Officer Internal Competitive Examination against 10% quota from Senior Accountants/Junior Accountants to be held on 7-11-09 & 08-11-09 – Clarification - Reg.
BSNL Headquarters have been receiving various references from Circles seeking clarification regarding above exams. Doubts raised by Circles have been examined in CO BSNL and the undersigned has been directed to issue the following clarification.
Doubt raised

1. Whether a candidate who has qualified in the Part I examination and is more than 53 years of age now can be allowed to appear for the JAO Part II 40% Exam. Whether the prescribed age limit of 53 years is applicable only to Screening Test or to JAO Part II Exam and JAO Part II exempted candidates. Whether the candidates who had qualified in JAO Screening Test held on 27.05.07 and crossed the age limit of 53 years of age as on 01.01.09 can be allowed to take up the above said exam.
Clarification given
The age limit of 53 years has been prescribed for entry level in JAO exam. against 40% quota ie. JAO Part I/ Screening Test and the same limit is not applicable to subsequent main
Doubt Raised

2. Whether circle option is necessary to be informed/obtained from the candidates while calling for applications. If so, how many choice of option has to be prescribed. Specimen copy of pplication may be arranged. As per letter dated 12.10.04, circle option has to be exercised by candidates, since the merit list will be drawn on the basis of his/her performance in all
India examination. Now, it has been decided by corporate office to conduct the above exam in a
decentralized manner. In that case, whether circle option is necessary to be obtained from each

Clarification Given
No option is required to be obtained from the candidates since the JAO Part II exam is conducted for the vacancies of concerned circle only.
Doubt raised:

3.As per the Recruitment rules educational qualification is graduation from recognized
university. But, as per letter dated 12.10.04, Minimum education qualification was taken as +2
for JAO Part I candidates. What is the educational qualification for JAO Part II exam.

Clarification Given
The JAO Part I/ Screening Test qualified candidates are eligible to appear in JAO II exam.
Doubt Raised
4.Whether the candidate can now appear again for the paper in which he got exemption earlier & if they are permitted to appear for the exempted paper, which mark has to be taken into account for preparation of result/merit list.
Clarification Given

As per circular dated 12.10.04, B (iii) Other relevant information, (ii) Those candidates who have got exemption in certain subject(s) of JAO Part II examination will have to appear in remaining subjects only. Hence, the candidates who have already got exemption in any subjects in JAO(Part II) (old syllabus) will have to appear in remaining subjects only and exemptions will only be applicable for three consecutive exams. as per DOT letter no.17-1/77-SEA dated 06.05.1977
Doubt Raised:

5.Whether 10 years of regular service as mentioned in 4-29/2003-SEA(BSNL) dated 12.10.04 and 36-2/2001-SEA dated 31.08.01 is applicable or the amendment letter issued by letter no.4-29/2003- SEA(BSNL) dated 19.01.2005.
Clarification Given

Since all the orders speak about JAO Part I , it is a non-issue as of now.

Doubt Raised
6.As per point 4.c of the letter dated 20.01.05, eligibility of the service condition of Sr.Acct/ Jr.Acct will be 5 years of regular service in Gr’C’ in DOT/DTO/DTS/BSNL. What is the crucial date on which 5 years of regular service required has to be reckoned with.

Clarification Issued:
Cut off date for counting the 5 years of regular service in the Govt/Dept/BSNL is 01.01.2009.

Doubt Raised:
7.In case of JAO Part I, as per RRs and letter dated 22.11.04, maximum six chances are allowed.
Whether any such limit is allowed for JAO Part II also.

Clarification Issued:
For the current exam all JAO Part I/Screening Test qualified candidates are eligible.

Doubt Raised:
8.JAO Part I qualified candidates based on the present age condition have not applied. Whether
the JAO Part I qualified candidates can be allowed to apply for JAO Part II exam irrespective of age limit since they have crossed prescribed age limit of 53 years as on date.

Clarification issued:
The age limit is only for appearing JAO Part I/ Screening Test.

Doubt Raised:
9.Whether the candidate who got exemption in certain subjects in the exam held in 1999 and prior to 1999 for JAO Part II exam are eligible to get exemption in the ensuing JAO Part II Exam also.

Clarification Given:
As per DOT letter no.17-1/77-SEA dated 06.05.1977, candidates who got exemptions in certain subjects will not be required to appear again in that subject at any of the three consecutive
Departmental examinations, if the candidate is otherwise eligible to appear at these subsequent
Departmental Examinations.

Doubt Raised:
10.whether the Junior Accountants have to appear for Screening Test since in the letter dated
13.08.02 (Scheme/Syllabus for 10% announced) in which it was stated that there is no screening test for Senior Accountant.

Clarification issued:
Sr.Accts and Jr.Accts are eligible to appear for JAO exam under 10% quota. Hence, the terms and conditions applicable to Sr.Accts are also applicable to Jr.Accts.

Doubt Raised:
11.Whether the official qualified JAO Part I exam in 1996 and appeared (two times) in JAO Part II exam in the year 2003 & 2006 but failed is eligible for appearing in the ensuing JAO Part II exam.

Clarification issued:

Already answered vide sl.no.7.

Doubt Raised
12.(i.)Whether the candidates who have got exemptions in certain subjects in JAO Part II in
the year 1996,1998,2003,2006 are eligible to appear JAO Part II exam scheduled to be held
on 30.11.09, 01.12.09&02.12.09 or
(ii.) whether any separate exam will be conducted for such candidates.

Clarification issued
(i.) Yes. They are eligible.
(ii.) No. There will be no such exam.
Doubt Raised

13.In the vacancy position, whether 3% reservation for PH is applicable.

Clarification issued
3% of vacancies shall be reserved for PH persons for Direct Recruitment only.

It is requested that wide publicity may be given to the contents of this letter. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
Sd/- Assistant General Manager(SEA)

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The JAO Part-II Examinations are being held in Old Syllabus.
It is a very difficult task for the Officers who have to set the question papers.
While an Officer may be highly competent and very much current on the subject, setting a question paper based on old departmental volumens (without knowing as to how many corrections etc., have taken place) is indeed a very daunting task.
In fact, they should very intelligently set the question papers by avoiding controversial / doubtful areas.
In case any question is set relating to Telecom Tariff, the best way is to first give the relevant tariff rates and conditions in the question paper itself, and then to pose a question. In this method, all that the candidate is to do is to solve the problem based on the tariff rate given (this will eliminate any possible controversy as to the correctness of the tariff on a given point of time).
Telecom Manual Volume X has undergone a change - i.e. the erstwhile single composite manual has been bifurcated into three - Part I, II and III - by the Department. Consequently, there is change in the Rule Numbers. This fact has to be kept in mind by the question paper setter. While giving the key, the Old Rule Numbers / New Rule Numbers have to be given so that a candidate is given a mark irrespective of whether he quotes a old rule number or new rule number.
I wish the Officers who have been assigned to set the Question Papers, well and all success.
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The CPWD MANUAL is not readily available with the publishers i.e. M/s. Jain Book Agency.
Because of this, there is delay from our end to supply the books to those who have ordered the Manual.
The MANUAL is likely to be received only by 11th or 12th of September and the CPWD related books will be despatched only thereafter.
Candidates have to bear with me for this delay, which is completely beyond my control.

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

If the Departmental Books prescribed in the Syllabus have been amended / modified / Corrected by the Department itself, then such amendments / modifications and corrections have to be taken into account.
It is in this way, the Department bifurcated the old Combined P and T MANUAL Vol.X (which did not have any Parts) into three separate parts viz., PART-I, PART-II and PART-III.
In Part-I old Chapter II has been covered.
In Part-III old Chapters IV onwards have been covered.
Part-II covered old Chapter I and III.
(These details are available in the preface to the Telecom Manual Vol.X itself. )
The old combined P and T Manual was having more than 480 Rules. The same has since been broken into three parts (part I, II and III). Each part starts with Rule 1.
Presently, there is no Rule 487 in the new Telecom Manual Vol.X part-III. (but the contents of earlier Rule 487 will be available in some other Rule No.).
Therefore, the candidates should not confuse about the non-availability of Rule 487 etc. in the Telecom Manual Vol.X.
Their confusion arises because Rule 487 has been quoted in Naithani's Solved paper.
* But, normally a Guide is supposed to adopt the Rule given in the Departmental Volume. It is not that the rule number in the Departmental volume should be arranged as given in the Guide. Just because certain Rule Number (say Rule 487) has been quoted in Naithani's Solved Paper, that does not mean the same Rule number should be available in the Departmental Volume, even when the Departmental Volume has been modified.
* While reading the Guide, the candidates can also simultaneously note the new Rule No.
* Similarly they can also note in pencil in the Volume the corresponding old rule No.
* Now that the Rule number has been changed (though the contents remain the same) the candidates should quote the New Rule No. and also the Part-I or II or III in which the rule appears. They are also at liberty to quote the old rule Number. (The person correcting the answer sheet will be able to understand the position).
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Monday, August 31, 2009

* The JAO Part-II Books are getting exhausted very fast.
* As there is considerable delay in SUPPLY OF BOOKS RELATING TO PAPER-XII, i.e. CPWD MANUAL, CPW Accounts CODE, and CPWD GUIDE BY Jairath by the publishers, there is also delay from my end. Persons who have booked for Paper-XI may therefore have to bear with me.
* I will be away from Delhi from 9th September to 14th September, 2009.
As such, only those orders which are received latest by 6th September 2009 (evening) will be despatched on or before 9th September.
Orders received on and from 7th September, 2009 will be despatched only from 15th September.
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

BSNL Corporate Office has released the Circle-wise and Category-wise vacancy position for JAOs both under 40% and 10% Quota vide No. 4-13/2009-SEA dated 20.8.2009. Please read the particulars as Circle, OC, SC, ST and Total.
ANDAMAN 5, 1, 0, 6
ANDHRA 143, 57, 30, 230
ASSAM 49, 10, 5, 64
BIHAR 35, 11, 6, 52
CHATTISGARH 36, 8, 4, 48
GUJARAT 118, 33, 18, 169
JAMMU 23, 6, 3, 32
JHARKHAND 22, 7, 4, 33
HARYANA 22, 7, 4, 33
HIMACHAL 32, 9, 3, 44
KARNATAKA 151, 46, 21, 218
KERALA 112, 40, 20, 172
M.P. 83, 25, 12, 120
MAHARASHTRA 215, 60, 30, 305
N.E.-I CIRCLE 22, 4, 2, 28
N.E.-II CIRCLE 16, 3, 1, 20
ORISSA 53, 13, 6, 72
PUNJAB 80, 21, 10, 111
RAJASTHAN 104, 34, 17, 155
TAMILNADU 174, 47, 23, 244
U.P.(E) 66, 25, 15, 106
U.P.(W) 23, 20, 11, 54
W.B.T. 122, 28, 14, 164
CHENNAI PHONES 78, 22, 12, 112
KOL. PHONES 138, 29, 17, 184
TOTAL 1987, 584, 297, 2868

ANDAMAN 1, 0, 0, 1
ANDHRA 22, 4, 3, 29
ASSAM 2, 1, 1, 4
BIHAR 8, 1, 1, 10
CHATTISGARH 4, 1, 0, 5
GUJARAT 25, 4, 2, 31
JAMMU 3, 1, 0, 4
JHARKHAND 3, 1, 0, 4
HARYANA 9, 1, 1, 11
HIMACHAL 1, 0, 1, 2
KARNATAKA 17, 3, 2, 22
KERALA 13, 3, 1, 17
M.P. 17, 2, 2, 21
MAHARASHTRA 57, 11, 5, 73
N.E.-I CIRCLE 2, 1, 0, 3
N.E.-II CIRCLE 2, 1, 0, 3
ORISSA 2, 1, 0, 3
PUNJAB 26, 5, 2, 33
RAJASTHAN 11, 2, 1, 14
TAMILNADU 7, 1, 1, 9
U.P.(E) 17, 3, 2, 22
U.P.(W) 13, 3, 1, 17
W.B.T. 22, 4, 2, 28
KOL. PHONES 3, 1, 0, 4
TOTAL 295, 58, 29, 382
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Dharna / demonstration on bonus issue

Since our demand on bonus issue is not accepted by the BSNL management, United Forum calls upon, the employees to conduct dharna / demonstrations on 17.09.2009, at SSA levels. Organize effectively and make the programme a big success.

[15.09.2009]Notice for massive dharna on 11th August, 2009 at SSA / Circle level and 48-hours strike on 19-20 August, 2009 for settlement of wage revision and other demands <> <>

[15.09.2009]United Forum meets CMD, BSNL and Director (HRD) on Bonus issue:- As per decision of yesterday’s meeting of associations and unions of Executives and Non-Executives, meetings were held both with Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD, BSNL and Shri Gopal Das, Director (HRD) to-day, 15th September, 2009 on Bonus issue.

The unions demanded that the minimum bonus of Rs.7000/- to Rs.10,000/- be paid to the non-executives as paid during the last year. The CMD stated that since the profit has gone down only Rs.3500/- can be paid to non-executives and Rs.5000/- to executives. The CMD requested the unions to voluntarily forego Bonus this year in view of the company’s adverse financial positions. The unions protested and reiterated their demand for full bonus. NFTE, FNTO & BSNLWRU who were party to yesterday’s decision did not attend the meeting, despite they had agreed to come.

[15.09.2009]BSNL Associations & Unions Demand Full Bonus:- The meeting of the Associations / Unions of Executives and Non-executives held on 14.09.2009 at National Council Office, New Delhi, presided by Com. A.A. Khan (SNEA) strongly protested against the proposal of BSNL management to reduce this year Bonus to Rs.5000/- for executives and Rs.3500/- to non-executives. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, GS, BSNLEU explained the issue in detail.

After through discussion it was decided to meet the CMD BSNL on 15.09.2009 and convey our protest as also to demand for Bonus as last year.

[15.09.2009]National Convention of Workers held on 14th September, 2009 adopts action programmes on the burning issues facing working people:- The Historic National Convention of workers under the auspices of AITUC, BMS, CITU, HMS, INTUC, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU and UTUC was held at Mavalankar Hall on 14th September, 2009. About 600 delegates from various unions participated. BSNLEU was represented by Coms. V.A.N. Namboodiri, GS and P. Abhimanyu, Dy. GS. Coms. M.K. Pandhe (CITU) Sanjeeva Reddy (INTUC) Gurudas Das Gupta (AITUC) Umraomal Purohit (HMS) and other leaders addressed.

The convention adopted a resolution against rising prices, job loss, violation of labour laws and Disinvestment of PSUs. It also demanded the government to ensure good wages and social security measures to unorganized workers.

The convention decided the following programme in support of the demands:

Meet the Prime Minster by all Central TU leaders.
Hold State level conventions.
Observe All India Protest Day on 28th October, 2009. For details <> www.bsnleuchq.com
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Cellular Subscribers as on 31st August,2009.

City/Circle Operators July'2009 Aug'2009 % Growth over previous month

Metros Delhi Bharti Airtel 5215149 5315690
Vodafone Essar 4323178 4388816
MTNL 1991515 1996797
IDEA 2343017 2354663
Aircel Ltd 397965 475205
Delhi 14270824 14531171 1.82%
Mumbai Loop Mobile 2350537 2417446
Vodafone Essar 4650595 4720196
MTNL 2341116 2355984
Bharti Airtel 2837470 2847537
IDEA 1012152 1112257
Aircel Limited 256257 331238
Mumbai 13448127 13784658 2.50%
Chennai Aircel Cellular Ltd 2694833 2713614
Bharti Airtel 2380142 2421853
Vodafone Essar 1647889 1667401
BSNL 1129758 1142289
Chennai 7852622 7945157 1.18%
Kolkata Bharti Airtel 2581587 2651882
Vodafone Essar 3092153 3150308
BSNL 1594151 1640553
Reliable Internet 1127245 1127245
Aircel Cellular Ltd 607374 634204
Kolkata 9002510 9204192 2.24%
All Metros 44574083 45465178 2.00%

A' Circle Maharashtra Vodafone Essar 5562355 5734325
IDEA 8077848 8138032
Bharti Airtel 6143151 6203212
BSNL 3696770 3761132
Aircel Limited 21821 35434
23501945 23872135 1.58%
Gujarat Vodafone Essar 8761853 8872291
IDEA 4230479 4305771
Bharti Airtel 4467184 4613205
BSNL 2477137 2552467
19936653 20343734 2.04%
A.P. IDEA 5528758 5578775
Bharti Airtel 10429942 10730215
Vodafone Essar 4574702 4706048
BSNL 3622423 3727960
Aircel Limited 275416 348885
24431241 25091883 2.70%
Karnatka Bharti Airtel 10749662 10920141
Spice Comm. 1816711 1861720
Vodafone Essar 4141959 4214102
BSNL 2629141 2680842
Aircel Limited 244310 306556
19581783 19983361 2.05%
T.N. Vodafone Essar 5868362 6034986
Aircel Limited 9251872 9560445
BSNL 3494807 3594964
Bharti Airtel 7068223 7272018
IDEA 225566 385591
25908830 26848004 3.62%
A' Circle 113360452 116139117 2.45%

B' Circle Kerala IDEA 4738070 4860261
Vodafone Essar 3576432 3655399
Bharti Airtel 2710140 2838946
BSNL 2907498 2991548
Aircel Limited 230473 269587
14162613 14615741 3.20%
Punjab Spice Comm. 2566170 2625883
Bharti Airtel 4001412 4075038
BSNL 2994703 3084083
Vodafone Essar 2418547 2500706
11980832 12285710 2.54%
Haryana IDEA 1701065 1803270
Vodafone Essar 2381737 2414662
Bharti Airtel 1302218 1325339
BSNL 1932363 2034441
7317383 7577712 3.56%
U.P.(W) IDEA 4602390 4802091
Bharti Airtel 2579382 2794216
BSNL 2595940 2653053
Vodafone Essar 4882199 4987559
Aircel Limited 182439 229240
14842350 15466159 4.20%
U.P.(E) Vodafone Essar 7723645 7939669
BSNL 6213880 6374501
Bharti Airtel 6895583 7083465
IDEA 2361070 2417164
Aircel Limited 169231 232874
23363409 24047673 2.93%
Rajasthan Vodafone Essar 5695035 6002122
Bharti Airtel 8130776 8445513
BSNL 3026598 3109383
IDEA 1603620 1801242
18456029 19358260 4.89%
M.P. IDEA 5677758 5827900
Reliance Telecom 3034745 3034745
Bharti Airtel 5307100 5456988
BSNL 2542241 2644535
Vodafone Essar 684450 713772
17246294 17677940 2.50%
W.B. & A & N Reliance Telecom 1804253 1804253
BSNL 1935797 1958592
Bharti Airtel 4201533 4290294
Vodafone Essar 5608799 5766449
Dishnet Wireless 1427879 1493630
14978261 15313218 2.24%
B' Circle 122347171 126342413 3.27%

C' Circle H.P. Bharti Airtel 1059368 1102517
Reliance Telecom 756667 756667
BSNL 907987 962999
IDEA 164571 175069
Dishnet Wireless 178483 189519
Vodafone Essar 79472 86979
3146548 3273750 4.04%
Bihar Reliance Telecom 3138961 3138961
BSNL 2836029 2891702
Bharti Airtel 8800496 9081699
Dishnet Wireless 1900784 2096167
ABTL (IDEA) 1702584 1806434
Vodafone Essar 1612878 1835536
19991732 20850499 4.30%
Orissa Reliance Telecom 1519022 1519022
BSNL 1647342 1709987
Bharti Airtel 3601483 3669819
Dishnet Wireless 1047239 1079407
Vodafone Essar 643795 661497
IDEA 164995 202348
8623876 8842080 2.53%
Assam Reliance Telecom 1431558 1431558
BSNL 909963 918287
Bharti Airtel 1809818 1870493
Dishnet Wireless 1945455 2025604
Vodafone Essar 312654 354881
6409448 6600823 2.99%
N.E. Reliance Telecom 468774 468774
Bharti Airtel 1060314 1100758
BSNL 738348 744257
Dishnet Wireless 1236804 1283742
Vodafone Essar 291234 302039
3795474 3899570 2.74%

J & K BSNL 867491 878842
Bharti Airtel 1845502 1885695
Dishnet Wireless 1033265 1110163
Vodafone Essar 146368 164717
3892626 4039417 3.77%
C' Circle 45859704 47506139 3.59%

July'2009 Aug'2009
All India 326141410 335452847 2.86%
Additions 9311437

NB : Reliance subscriber figures for Aug'09 is not yet reported
Reliance subscriber figures shown in Aug'09 is same as Jul'09

Company wise % market share - August,2009

Sl. No. Name of Company Total Sub Figures % Market Share
1 Bharti Airtel 107996533 32.19%
2 Vodafone Essar 80874460 24.11%
3 BSNL 52056417 15.52%
4 IDEA 50058471 14.92%
5 Aircel 24415514 7.28%
6 Reliance Telecom 13281225 3.96%
8 MTNL 4352781 1.30%
9 Loop Mobile 2417446 0.72%
All India 335452847 100.00%

Source : www.coai.in

Last updated on 11/09/2009

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