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Thursday, October 10, 2013

10-10-2013: BSNL, MTNL must invest in R&D to reduce dependence on imports: National Security Council...PTI News

KOLKATA: The National Security CouncilSecretariat wants to make it mandatory for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd to invest in R&D to reduce dependence on imports and also develop a vibrant telecom products ecosystem in the country. 

The NSCS is India's apex security agency that looks into the country's political, economic, energy and strategic security concerns. 

"Telecom research efforts in India are sub-optimal and it could be considered whether expenditure on R&D could be made mandatory and eligible for tax benefits, which would be particularly relevant for public sector entities like BSNL and MTNL," says the NSCS in a confidential note seen by ET. 

A senior BSNL executive said "there is currently no compulsion on either BSNL and MTNLBSE 1.13 % to spend money on product development research". 

At present, bulk of the telecom R&D activities by government entities in undertaken by Centre for Development of Telematics Ltd (C-DoT) and ITI Ltd, while the telecom department's technical wing, the Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) plays a coordinating role. 

"While C-DoT and ITI have made forays into telecom product development, these needs to be enhanced much more for evolving an ecosystem that fosters development of patents, generation of intellectual property rights and also influences international communications standards," says the NSCS report. It further adds that "incentives must be considered" for generating and registering IPRs relating to telecom products. 

The apex security agency has also urged the telecom department to strengthen internal systems to undertake "assurance testing and certification" before any component is integrated into Indian telecom networks. 

It, however, believes "blocking of procurements from foreign companies may not be a practical proposition", given the heavy dependence of the domestic telecom industry on foreign gear, and accordingly, wants the telecom department to examine whether the current model of testing and certifying telecom products in the UK can be implemented in India. The report does not provide details of the UK testing model. 

The NSCS has also urged the telecom department to consider the feasibility of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) for high-end telecom products manufacturing. "SEZs can assure a domestic market as well as promote exports to reap the benefits of economies of scale to make India a source of high-end telecom equipment," says the central agency. 

The apex security body's observations also come at a time when India is setting up multiple regulatory agencies for coordinating telecom security-related initiatives to shield India's telephone networks from potential cyber attacks.

10-10-2013: BSNL cautions people against fraud job offers.....

NEW DELHI: State-run telecom companyBSNL today said it neither appoints any agent nor asks for any kind of money deposit for job or interviews from job seekers, while cautioning people to be wary of offers made by unscruplous persons. 

BSNL said it observed that certain individuals and agencies are contacting job aspirants promising false employment in BSNL either directly through press advertisements or indirectly through agencies. 

10-10-2013: Net-enabled cellphone ( through BSNL)s to be distributed under MGNREGA.....cost of cellphone is likely Rs. 1200/-

NEW DELHI: Net-enabled cellphones could soon be provided to 2.5 crore people under the MGNREGA scheme. 

The ambitious scheme to be launched ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 is aimed at enhancing tele-density in rural areas. 

According to the proposal, one person per family registered under MGNREGA schemewill be provided with the cellphone for which a recharge of Rs 30 per month will be provided for free for two years. 

This will entitle the users 30 minutes of airtime, 30 SMSes and 30 Mbps net or data usage per month. If users cross the Rs 30 limit, they will have to get a recharge at their own cost. To get the cellphone, the beneficiary will have to pay Rs 300. 

Sources said the government prefers to provide the cellphone to a woman member of the beneficiary family. 

The scheme will be funded by Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) at a cost of Rs 4,850 crore spread over a period of four years to cover 2.5 crore beneficiaries, they said. 

Universal Service Obligation is access to telegraph service to people in rural and remote areas at affordable and reasonable prices. 

25 lakh people will be provided with the handsets in the first year, while 50 lakh more beneficiaries will be added in the next year. 

The cellphone is likely to cost Rs 1,200 for which BSNL - the service provider - will undertake competitive bidding, the sources said. 

According to the proposal, the scheme would enable people in rural areas to access information related to agriculture, health care, education, financial services, skill development and employment. 

Around five crore households have been provided work in year 2012-13.

10-10-2013: SNATTA WBTC wishes SUBHO SARBOJONIN DURGOTSAV all............

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

09-10-2013: BSNL CO clarified no need to medical verification of JTO LDCE candidate......

09-10-2013:meeting of NFTE and DIR ( HR) .on 08 th OCT , 2013.....regarding

In addition to o other issues, our wage erosoin issue was also discussed as below:the union demanded that DIR(HR) and DIR(F) should meet immediately and resolve it. then
"the chairman agreed to discuss and finalise the issue within a week"

Friday, October 4, 2013

04-10-2013: when the ITSs were recruited did they not get the 50 % DA merger before pay revision after their appointment... i want to ask them recall their memory at the time of their appointment... what that time....?

04-10-2013: it is understood mgmt has supposed that 50% IDA merger was wrongly given to post 01.01.2007 employees but how funny it is..?

 26th February, 2008 DPE OM No. 2(7)/2005 DPE- (WC) GL-III 61........this order writes as below: 
Merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance with basic pay to the employees of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) following 1997 Industrial Dearness Allowances ( IDA) pattern scales of pay.
hence from the above notification nowhere it is mentioned that 50% IDA merger is not applicable to post 1-1-2007 employees...merger is applicable to the scale of 1997 know all employees of post 01-01-2007 employees were availing 1997 pattern scale till its further  revision ..... hence there is no question of not giving 50% IDA merger to post 01-01-2007 employees.....