BSNL Unions Accuse Govt of Creating Roadblocks in Firm’s 4G Service, Name for Strike on Nov 26

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Eight worker unions at BSNL have referred to as for a common strike on November 26 primarily to protest towards alleged obstacles being created by the federal government within the launch of 4G service by the state-run telecom agency. BSNL cancelled its 4G tender floated in March following allegations that it was inclined in the direction of overseas distributors and never in step with authorities’s imaginative and prescient to advertise indigenous firms.

The eight unions and associations are BSNL Staff Union, Nationwide Federation of Telecom Staff, BSNL Mazdoor Sangh, BSNL Officers Affiliation, Nationwide Union of BSNL Staff, Telecom Staff Progressive Union, Sanchar Nigam Associations of Telecom Technical Assistants and BSNL Affiliation of Telecom Mechanics. They’ve referred to as for strike on November 26 to demand settlement of a 10-point constitution of calls for and a 7-point constitution of calls for of central commerce unions.

“The revival of BSNL nonetheless stays a distant dream, for the reason that authorities isn’t taking honest steps for a similar. Not solely that, the federal government can be creating roadblocks in BSNL’s 4G launching,” their joint assertion alleged.

The unions have alleged that the Division of Telecom (DoT) reportedly advised BSNL to launch its 4G community by a system integrator, whereas no non-public telecom service supplier in India has rolled out community by a system integrator. “It is because the system integrator mannequin is dear and is vulnerable to technical glitches, in line with the opinion of consultants,” the assertion stated.

The unions alleged that even 5 months after the cancellation of the tender, the federal government is unable to establish and inform as to which indigenous producer is able to fulfilling the necessities of BSNL in rolling out 4G community. Apart from 4G service difficulty, the unions need the federal government to settle third wage revision with impact from January 1, 2017, cease retrenching of contract staff and settle pension revision. Different calls for embrace money switch of Rs 7,500 monthly for all non-income tax paying households, 10 kg free ration per particular person monthly to all needy, withdrawal of round on compelled untimely retirement of presidency and PSU staff, amongst others.