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Tuesday, February 28, 2012


BSNL appeal is rejected in Hon.High court Madhya Pradesh yesterday regarding interim permission to appear in SDE Copetative Examination granted by CAT Jabalpoor for 9 OJTOs. BSNL is now going to issue admit card on friday.


CBI files chargesheet in BSNL scam

CBI has initiated action against former BSNL CMD Kuldeep Goyal and other officials.
While the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed chargesheets in the BSNL scam, company insiders are of the view that the investigative agency also needs to probe how BSNL was forced to accept the inferior 2.4 gigahertz spectrum, which can be used only to operate outdated and isolated WiMAX services.CBI is looking into irregularities in the process of awarding Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd's WiMAX (worldwide interoperability for microwave access) franchise to private firms.Sources said CBI was unlikely to widen its probe to uncover how the government reportedly forced BSNL to induct and use obsolete WiMAX airwaves.This, sources alleged, was to favour manufacturers of WiMAX, who could not find buyers for their equipment, which were left idle after it was introduced in 2001.While the private telecom players negotiated with the government for the more efficient 2.3 gigahertz band of broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum in May 2010, BSNL was offered 2.4 gigahertz, a poor quality band on which it was told to operate outdated and isolated WiMAX services.BSNL has already returned the commercially unviable Wimax spectrum in 17 of the total 22 circles. Moreover, its plans to rollout WiMAX- based services through a franchisee model could not take-off.However, BSNL has not been compensated by the Centre so far, although it had paid over Rs.8,500 crore for the WiMAX spectrum.BSNL is the only Indian telecom firm that had committed to the WiMax technology, which has become obsolete, for its BWA services. All other winners of these airwaves had decided to opt for upcoming LTE (long term evolution) platform for their 4G services.CBI is now investigating former telecom minister A. Raja's role in favouring private firms and offering them franchise for BSNL's WiMAX. It has already initiated action against former BSNL chairman and managing director Kuldeep Goyal and other top officials in this regard.A top BSNL official said while all the major private telecom companies that won the BWA auction in May 2010 are betting big on the rollout of fourth- generation (4G) technology, BSNL has been left high and dry.Sources said that being a public sector firm BSNL was forced to take the redundant 2.4 gigahertz of spectrum, which is not clear and interferes with other bands. It does not even effectively work out for WiMAX services."It is not commercially viable. The band offered to BSNL may not be suitable and technically does not match with the equipment available. Wimax lobbies may have been responsible for pushing it to BSNL. It will be the only company on WiMAX platform and will face isolation from interoperability and roaming arrangements," a top telecom industry official said.BSNL's own investigations had revealed that five of the six shortlisted companies for WiMAX services were acting as fronts for some individuals and shared the same corporate details. BSNL was forced to scrap the tender under pressure from its labour unions.

Regarding Designation Change

SNATTA CHQ proposes the following new designations for TTA Cadre to its office bearers for consideration and further deliberations. All the office bearers should intimate their confirmation or reservation on the following designations on . After weighing all the options CHQ will write to Chairman Designation Committee on Thursday. March 01, 2012.
Proposed Designations are
Pay Scale
Junior Engineer Telecom
Junior Engineer Telecom (Grade-I)
Junior Engineer Telecom (Grade-II)
Sr. Engineer Telecom
J.T.O. or Assistant Manager


Monday, February 27, 2012

Regarding Strike..........

As per the decision taken at CEC jaipur, SNATTIANs will not participate in any strike until there is any proper guideline in CHQ site.


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BTEU (BSNL)/Deptl Exam/2012 Dated the 23rd February 2012

Shri A.N.Rai,
Director (HR)
BSNL Corporate Office
New Delhi

Subject: Conduct of JTO Departmental examination under 15% and 35% - reg

This is regarding conduct of JTO Departmental Examination under 15% and 35% quota in BSNL. It is more than 12 years since the last examination was held for Departmental candidates. All most all the cadres excepting that of Sr.TOA and TTA are having some sort of promotional avenues. Denial of benefit of promotion to higher cadres for these two main stream cadres is hurting their performance and their morale also.

In view of the above it is requested to immediately take steps to end the stalemate and hold the departmental examination for JTO cadre at the earliest. Most of the Non executives working in Sr.TOA cadre are hardly left with sufficient service and if the examination is held immediately it would benefit quite a few of them. The TTAs also are eagerly awaiting for the announcement of the examination so that they can get into higher cadre.

In view of the above it is requested that necessary steps be taken to conduct the JTO departmental exam at the earliest.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,

General Secretary


CBI files case in BSNL-WiMax deal, raids 9 place

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday carried out nationwide raids, after registering a case naming many officials of BSNL and private firms in the grant of Leased service Area (LSA) contract for deployment of WiMax services for BSNL. The irregularities in BSNL's WiMax deal is yet another contract in which former telecom minister A Raja was accused of manipulating provisions of the tender to favour a firm. However, Raja's name doesn't figure in the CBI FIR. A CBI spokesperson said that the agency carried out searches in nine places in Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Chennai and Kolkata. "During searches, incriminating documents have been recovered," the spokesperson said.
"It is alleged that the public servants had entered into a criminal conspiracy among themselves and in furtherance of the said conspiracy the accused public servants abused their official position and facilitated the award of franchisee for three LSAs to a private limited company," the CBI said. The agency accused the officials of "dishonestly and intentionally withholding the sale of tender documents in a fraudulent manner, and, allegedly diluting the eligibility conditions to accommodate" to favour Starnet Communications, which won the contract. The CBI said BSNL suffered an "estimated wrongful loss of approximately Rs 535.50 crore" because of the deal. The CBI said Starnet also "did not have the required qualification of Rs 100 crore annual turnover for the last two years." According to CBI sources, the agency raided the premises of former CMD of BSNL Kuldeep Goyal, former director consumer mobility of BSNL RK Aggarwal, former GM Pradeep Nagpal and former DGM of strategic planning Anil Kumar. The agency also raided the premises of directors of Starnet Communications. Among those raided were Rajesh Bhatt, Director (M/S Ampoules Auto Pvt. Ltd, now M/S Starnet Communications, Park Street, Kolkata), director of Starnet S Manoharan, office of Starnet on Park Street, Kolkata and Wellcome Communications at Teynampet in Chennai. BSNL had on June 3, 2009, floated tender for WiMax franchise. The CBI's preliminary enquiry found that BSNL diluted terms and conditions of the contract to favour Starnet. Sources said that Starnet was owned by some who were reportedly close to Raja. Starnet was given the WiMax franchisee in six circles, though it did not satisfy all the norms. There were five applicants, but the contract was awarded to Starnet even going against the recommendations of an internal DoT panel, the CBI found.


R.K. Upadhyay
No. C&M-1/Genl. 2012 Date: 23.02.2012
Dear ITS colleagues,
As you all know, BSNL was formed in year 2000 from Department of Telecom Services by Government of India with the basic objective that telecom services to the people of India should continue to be provided by a Government Operator along with private operators. The role of government operator is not only to provide services in the same areas where private operator are providing telecom services but also to the non-profitable non-commercial areas which is utmost important for economic development of the country.
BSNL Management has delivered the required performance since year 2000. BSNL has not only maintained the network which was available in year 2000 but also expanded and introduced several new services like internet services in year 2000, mobile services (2G) in year 2002, broadband services in year 2005, 3G services in year 2009 and several value added services in mobile, broadband and even in fixed line. BSNL has very ambitious plans not only to be a force to reckon in broadband, mobile services but also upgrading the fixed line services in which BSNL has a virtual monopoly. BSNL has strong plans to improve upon enterprise services and we are having a growth rate of around 70 to 80% in this area year after year. I would like to invite your attention to various clauses mentioned in NTP-11/NTP-12 wherein Government of India has given sufficient emphasis on continuation of public sector enterprise in telecom sector. NTP-11/NTP-12 also emphasized giving very important role to telecom PSUs for development of telecom infrastructure.
Since the inception of Department of Telecom and subsequently BSNL, ITS officers have played a very important role. ITS officers have provided not only the leadership but also the technical expertise in development of telecom infrastructure in the country. ITS officers are also providing technical and managerial expertise outside India through TCIL. It was a force of ITS officers, who went from DoT to private organizations after liberalization of telecom sector in India and provided the strong technical support in development of telecom industry through private organizations. Therefore, there is no doubt in the technical and managerial capabilities of ITS officers in India.
Today, BSNL is leader in fixed line, broadband and leased line services in the country. It is a known fact that in the last two quarters of current financial year that other private mobile operators’ revenue performance compared to similar period of last financial yea has declined, whereas BSNL’s performance has improved. ITS officers’ contribution towards the honours received by BSNL till date is tremendous and nobody can deny that. ITS officers have risen to the occasions whenever situation demanded and came successful in the past.
For the last 7-8 months, BSNL management has taken certain steps in all directions whether they are related to managerial, upgradation of the existing network, expansion of services, etc. I am very happy to inform you that results of these efforts have started coming and are very positive in nature.We expect that with the continuous efforts by the management, and dedication of staff & officers, BSNL should be in a position to turn around the present situation in shortest possible time.
As you are aware that any organization can have stability, growth and take the whole team along even at the time of tough decision making only if the organization has its own cadre and personnel at all levels. We at BSNL acknowledge that despite ITS officers remained on deputation, their dedication to the cause of BSNL was exemplary, that is why BSNL is able to progress and achieve the status which is as on date. However in hyper competitive scenario, it is must that BSNL should have its middle and top management of its own.
Government of India initiated to complete the process of absorption of ITS officers in BSNL/MTNL in October, 2011. Some officers decided to joined BSNL’s already absorbed officers’ group and provided boost to stability to the company. BSNL with the help of Government has drawn new Recruitment Rules SLDRR 2011 to recruit senior officers from ITS cadre at the level of DGMs, GMs and CGMs. As expected, there are several doubts, which got generated in minds of non-absorbed ITS officers and these doubts are hindrance in taking decision by them. BSNL Corporate Office issued several clarifications from the O/o Sr. GM (Personnel), BSNL Corporate Office to settle most of these doubts from the mind of all the officers. Department of telecom (Government of India), led by Secretary (Telecom) and represented by Member (services), Member (Finance) and other senior officers and CMD and functional directors of BSNL, also undertook video conferencing with Circle Heads to clarify the queries raised formally/informally by non-absorbee ITS officers. It was also clarified by Secretary (Telecom) personally on several occasions that application to BSNL under SLDRR-2011 does not close the doors for receiving further clarifications, clearance of the doubt and subsequent absorption in BSNL. It means that officers, after applying to BSNL under SLDRR-2011 and subsequently after receiving clarifications, if any, will have the opportunity to decide whether to "join BSNL or not" even at a later date.
My friends, it is time for you to take an informed and inspired decision to remain with the Telecom Industry or to leave it and work elsewhere. I, as CMD BSNL, am confident that BSNL will not only provide the salaries and other benefits, but by all indications and sincere efforts being made by rank and file of BSNL and with active support of government, BSNL has a bright future and will be able to sustain all its employees’ compensations and benefits besides being able to earn descent profits. Further, all ITS officers who will get recruited now are entitled to receive pension from consolidated fund of Government as applicable and also clarified from time to time.
At this stage, you have to take a call from your professional inner conscience either to serve the Nation for which we all were recruited and have given our services till
date or otherwise. Your decision is also expected to make or break the future of approximately 2,70,000 work-force and their family members who are fully dependent on the existence and performance of BSNL.
This is an historic occasion and I hope you to rise to the occasion, shed your doubts, keeping all information available with you into consideration, without getting influenced by rumors and join the inspirational and motivated team of BSNL for taking up the challenging jobs ahead.
I look forward to you positive decision and taking BSNL ahead on the path of sustained growth and progress.
With best wishes,
(R.K. Upadhyay)


Sunday, February 26, 2012


From reliable source it is known that Management file their counter affidavit at Ernaculam high court on 25/2/2012. Hope that case will be vacate soon.