[30.07.2012] General Secretary met Director (CFA)
Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, met shri N.K. Gupta, Director (CFA) and discussed about the outsourcing of the activities connected with Land Line and Broadband enquiry, complaint booking etc. in Chennai and Gujarat circles. The General Secretary opposed the decision of the Management to outsource these activities and demanded that the BSNL staff should continue to do these works. The General Secretary also requested the Director (CFA) to expedite the supply of the CLIP instruments, modem, cables etc, to improve the quality of the services and also to garner more land line and broadband customers. The Director (CFA) assured to do the needful.
[30.07.2012] General Secretary met Director (HR)
Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, met shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR) and expressed his concern in the inordinate delay in the approval of 78.2% IDA fixation issue, by the Management committee. Director (HR) assured that the issue will be placed before the M C meeting to be held this week and thereafter, it will also be placed before the Board meeting, to be held in August. Director (HR) also informed that the DoT, in it’s letter, has informed that BSNL has no power to take decision on the pension aspect, in the matter of 78.2% IDA fixation
[30.07.2012] Postponement of Meeting of Joint committee for change of designations of non-executives <
[28.07.2012]BSNLEU Kolkata Circle is inaugurating it’s new building tomorrow
BSNLEU, Kolkata Circle, is inaugurating it’s new circle union building “Biswanath Dey Chowdhury Sabhaghar” tomorrow the 29th July, 2012, at 56, Metcalf Street, Kolkata-700 012. CHQ heartily congratulates Com. Saibal Sengupta, Circle Secretary and his team for achieving this feat. <
[28.07.2012]New norms to bring down radiation from towers and hand sets
Radiation from cell phone towers as well as from hand sets causes health hazard. Hence, the DoT has framed new radiation norms, which will come into effect from 1st September, 2012. According to the new norms, the cell phone operators have to reduce the radiation from towers by one-tenth of the existing permissible limit. Similarly, radiation from mobile phones will have to be reduced by 50 percent of the existing norms. DoT will give the operators time till September 2013 to comply with the new norms.
[28.07.2012]Dayanidhi Maran got Rs.550 crore bribe in the Aircel-Maxis deals – says CBI
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is poised to file a charge-sheet against DMK leader and former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran, for allegedly receiving Rs.550 crore as bribe for their role in the acquisition of Aircel by Malaysia-based firm Maxis. The CBI has almost concluded investigations in the Aircel-Maxis case and has claimed illegal gratification was accepted by Dayanidhi through Kalanithi Maran, in the garb of premium share investment in family-controlled Sun Direct.
As telecom minister, Dayanidhi Maran delayed grant of licences in 7 telecom circles to Aircel and other approvals, on “frivolous grounds”, to force Aircel to exit from telecom business. Kalanithi & Dayanidhi Maran intervened actively to restrict business interests of Aircel owner C Sivasankaran to facilitate takeover by Maxis. After Aircel was taken over by Maxis, “undue favours” were shown to the latter – all part of a plan by Dayanidhi in UPA-I. As quid pro quo, Dayanidhi accepted ‘illegal gratification’ of Rs.550 crore through his brother in the form of premium share investment in Sun Direct, which is run by the Marans. [Source: Times of India 27.07.2012]