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BSNL Employees' Two Days Strike on 21-22 April 2015 Demanding Revival of BSNL As per the call of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations, the BSNL Employees, both executives and nonexecutives-inf. by AShok Hindocha M-94262 54999

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FORUM OF BSNL UNIONS / ASSOCIATIONS
D-7, Telegraph Place, Gole Market, New Delhi – 110 001.
Press Release 20
th April, 2015
BSNL Employees' Two Days Strike on 21-22 April 2015
Demanding Revival of BSNL
As per the call of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations, the BSNL Employees, both executives and nonexecutives
numbering around 2.25 lakhs, will resort to Two Days Strike on 21-22 April 2015 demanding
immediate action from the Government and BSNL Management for the Revival of BSNL.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited was the No.1 telecom company in India and was having an annual revenue
of about Rs.40,000 crore and profit of about Rs 8,000 - 10,000 crore till 2006. The non-implementation of
the government assurances on financial viability, continued cancellation of the BSNL tenders of mobile
equipment, confiscation of the cash balance of the company by the government on one pretext or other,
discriminating BSNL in favour of private companies -all these deliberate decisions have pushed BSNL in to
loss for the last five years.
The government has withdrawn from its assurance to pay ADC, refund of licence fee and liberal subsidy
from the USO fund, for compensating BSNL for the loss of about Rs.10,000 crore per year for providing
services to the villages and rural areas in the country which is as per the universal connectivity policy of the
government. The present loss of the company around Rs. 7,000- 8,000 crore per year will be covered and
there will be profit for BSNL if these assurances are honoured and implemented.
Immediate purchase of various equipments for providing mobile, broadband etc. services are most
important. Sufficient funds are required for the same, which BSNL is not having at present.
An amount of Rs. 6,700 crore is due to be paid to BSNL by Government towards the cost of spectrum, which
the BSNL has surrendered. An amount of Rs. 1,250 crore, allotted to BSNL in lieu of ADC for providing loss
making connections for 2012-13, is still pending payment. The employees are demanding that these two
amounts be paid immediately so that BSNL can purchase required equipment.
The Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations has suggested various proposals for providing better service to the
customers on which also no action is taken.
The Forum also demands that BSNL should start 4G services without any delay. It also has demanded that it
should be made mandatory for the Central/State Governments and PSUs to take BSNL service as was done
in the case of Air India.
The strike Demands submitted by the Forum are mainly intended to improve the services and to better the
financial viability of the company. However, neither the Secretary, Department of Telecom nor the
Communications Minister have so far called the Unions/associations for any discussion or settlement of the
issues. The entire responsibility for the strike and its adverse affect on the services and difficulties to the
public lies upon the Government and the Management.
The Two Days Strike on 21-22 April will start from the mid-night of 20-21 April 2015. We solicit the support
of all in our effort to improve the BSNL services and revive it.
V.A.N.Namboodiri
Convener
Mob: 09868231431
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