BSNL unions allege govt creating roadblocks in firm’s 4G service, name for strike on Nov 26


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Alleging that the federal government has been creating obstacles within the launch of 4G service, worker unions at BSNL have known as for a normal strike on November 26 in protest. BSNL cancelled its 4G tender floated in March following allegations that it was inclined in the direction of international distributors and never in keeping with authorities’s imaginative and prescient to advertise indigenous firms.

At the least unions and associations protesting in opposition to the federal government embody BSNL Workers Union, Nationwide Federation of Telecom Workers, BSNL Mazdoor Sangh, BSNL Officers Affiliation, Nationwide Union of BSNL Staff, Telecom Workers Progressive Union, Sanchar Nigam Associations of Telecom Technical Assistants and BSNL Affiliation of Telecom Mechanics.

The unions have known 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, because the 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.

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Within the assertion, the unions alleged that the Division of Telecom (DoT) reportedly informed 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 inclined to technical glitches, in accordance with the opinion of specialists,” 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.

In addition to 4G service challenge, 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 embody money switch of Rs 7,500 monthly for all non-income tax paying households, 10 kg free ration per individual monthly to all needy, withdrawal of round on compelled untimely retirement of presidency and PSU staff, amongst others. (With PTI inputs)

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