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30-11-2013: The following officers are retiring on superannuation today from service. BSNLFOWF conveys happy and peaceful retired life to them.
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1. Shri. C. Bhaskaran Pillai, DGM(F), Mobile Services, Trivandrum
2. Shri. S. Balakrishnan, CAO, Thrissur
3. Shri. B. Ramachandran, AO, Civil Division, Ernakulam
23-11-2013: Shri.S. Balakrishnan, CAO, Thrissur is retiring on superannuation on 30.11.2013. A farewell meeting will be held at Elite Hotel on 29.11.2013 at 12.30 hrs. All are requested to attend the farewell function to make it a grand success.
21-11-2013: Eldest brother of Shri.P.Ravindran, CAO expired yesterday night. Cremation is expected today at 12.00noon at Alapuzha. BSNLFOWF conveys condolence to the bereaved family members.
19-11-2013: Smt. Santha.T(53 yrs), wife of Shri.N.Vijayan, CAO(Rtd. voluntarily) from Ernakulam SSA, died early morning today at Bahrain. Cremation is expected at Mananthavady in Wayanad on 21.11.2013. BSNLFOWF conveys condolence to the bereaved family members.
19-11-2013: Babus and public sector executives may have to surrender phones and broadband connections from private operators such as Airtel and Vodafone and shift to the networks of state-owned MTNL and BSNL as part of the government's plan to improve the finances of the two PSUs.
19-11-2013: During the past 10 years, the Government has allocated just 29.93% of the USO fund it has collected since inception. According to available data with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), the Government is sitting with a hefty Rs 28,221.07 crore at the end of September 30, 2013, of the Rs 52,722.64 crore that it has collected under USO Fund till that time.
12-11-2013: TRAI had recommended Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to lease their dark fibre to other telecom service providers and also to reduce their bandwith leasing charges in the north eastern region.
12-11-2013: If excess payment is made to an employee on no misrepresentation or fraud on his part, and the employee is not aware that the amount paid to him was in excess to his entitlement, then recovery should not be made., Bombay High Court.
08-11-2013: Shri. P.G. Suresh passed away by leaving us a lot of memorable moments. He was very active in the activities of Association and Welfare Forum. We can not forget his service to the cadremen and BSNLEA and he was also very friendly and helpful to those who have contact with him. He was very much acceptable to his superiors as he was very hard working and sincere in his works. His untimely and sad demise is a huge lost to the Accounts fraternity and BSNL as a whole. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
Addressing the audience in a farewell meeting held at Malapuram on 03.01.2013(File photo)
Among the audience in a farewell meeting held at EKM on 16.02.2012(File photo)
07-11-2013: Shri. P. G. Suresh, AO, Ernakulam SSA passed away in the early morning today. BSNLFOWF deeply mourn on his untimely death and pray for his soul. We convey condolence to his bereaved family members.
06-11-2013: While the total telephone subscriber base has decreased in September, total Broadband subscriber base has increased from 15.28 million at the end of August 2013 to 15.36 million at the end of September 2013. BSNL market share 9.98 million and MTNL 1.10 million.
06-11-2013: Vodafone expects its Indian enterprise business to grow 50 percent and has plans to target the government sector more actively, which is currently dominated by state-owned operators MTNL and BSNL
16-10-2013: Each time you fix the pay on promotion(Time bound/post based), you have to fix it in 78.2 as well as 68.8 fitment. This is required for calculation of pay & allowances each month. A small utility for fixation of pay incorporating 68.8 and 78.2 in a single sheet. Increment certificate also is to be issued in these two categories.
16-10-2013: Calculation of pensionary benefits is required by the units to forward the case to DOT Cell in connection with retirement of each absorbed employee. An excel utility for the preparation of the above sheet
27-08-2013: A Governing body meeting of the forum will be held on 09.09.2013 at Ernakulam at 2.00pm. All the Governing body members are requested to attend the meeting.
24-07-2013: First phase of JAO Induction Training will be started from 29-07-2013 in RTTC, Trivandrum to all the employees who have passed JAO examination(40% quota) conducted in Dec. 2012 in Kerala Circle, including those who have passed provisionally.
24-07-2013: The district administration claims that messages which generally predict chances of heavy rainfall in the coming 48 hours and asking those living the low-lying areas to shift, are relayed in the form SMSes through all mobile service providers. But, a test check by TOI showed that it was only the government-owned BSNL which has been diligently passing on the warning messages.
24-07-2013: The DoT is now working with major telecom service providers BSNL, Airtel, Reliance, Vodafone, Aircel, Idea and Tata Teleservices to set up infrastructure for mobile coverage in uncovered rural areas.
24-07-2013: Last date for submission of income tax return is 31-07-2013, Excel utility file for preparing and generating text file for uploading in the e-filing site. ITR-1 ITR-2 Please remember that if you are uploading unsigned(without digital signature) return, take the print out of the acknowledgement received in your email id and sent it to Bangaluru by post.
12-07-2013: Against the backdrop of BSNL discontinuing the 160-year-old telegraph service from July 15, a PIL was today filed in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court here seeking a stay on the order.
12-07-2013: The long time dispute between the Indian government and BlackBerry over monitoring, tracking and interception of services including mails and peripherals, chats and browsing history on BlackBerry devices seems to have been resolved
12-07-2013: Expressing shock and disappointment, telecom major Bharti Airtel on Thursday said it will approach court against a penalty notice of Rs6.5 billion ($108 million) imposed by the Department of Telecom for alleged violation of roaming norms.
12-07-2013: The World Health Organisation wants Indias public to give up Bollywood songs as caller tunes on their mobile phones and replace them with short health messages from superstars of Indias entertainment industry.
03-07-2013: BSNL is in the process of reducing costs to improve its profitability. One of the options is VRS. On cutting costs, Upadhyay said the PSU is awaiting governments approval for offering VRS to employees.
01-07-2013:BSNLFOWF conveys peaceful and happy retired life to Smt.Geetha Vijayan, CAO and C.M. Indira,AO, who werte retired from service on superannuation on 30.06.2013 .
11-06-2013: Corporate Office issued orders refixing the fitment benefit on IDA pay revision w.e.f.01.01.2007. ExecutivesNon-Executives Excel Utility file for fixation of pay with new fitment formula w.e.f.01.01.2007. Execuatives Non-executives
10-06-2013: Farewell function at Thrissur in connection with retirement of Shri. P.R.Ramachandran, DGM(F)
01-06-2013: The government has received approval from all the concerned ministries for reimbursing capex and opex of estimated Rs 3,046.12 crore to state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) for setting up and managing mobile towers in the areas affected by Left-wing extremism (LWE) for the first five years.
01-06-2013: "We are currently expanding our network by around 15 million lines which is called phase 7 of network expansion. In the next round of expansion, which will be phase 8, we will give real push to be number 1 in the industry," BSNL Chairman and Managing Director RK Upadhyay
01-06-2013: The Delhi High Court on Friday did not lift the stay on a 2013 circular issued by state-owned BSNL asking private telecom companies to furnish bank guarantees to secure the differential amount in billing of port and interconnection charges to be levied on telecom firms.
01-06-2013: As per the financial results for the year 2012-13 recently approved by its Board of Directors, ITI has recorded lowest ever losses during the last 11 years. The company has registered a loss of Rs. 182 Cr. for the year 2012-13 against a loss of Rs. 370 Cr. for the previous year 2011-12, i.e. a reduction of around 50%.
23-05-2013: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Thursday discussed a proposal to impose five paise as termination charge on each transactional or promotional short message service (SMS) and two paise on each normal SMS on operators from whose networks the message originates.23-05-2013: Telecom regulator Trai on Thursday said it will take tough measures within a few days to curb the menace of unsolicited communications.
22-05-2013: A farewell meeting will be conducted on 01-06-2013 at Hotel Elite, Thrissur at 12.45pm to give farewell to Shri. P.R. Ramachandran,DGM(F) on his retirement from BSNL on superannuation on 31.05.2013. All the Accounts Personnel are requested to attend the meeting to grace the occasion.
09-05-2013: DoT has also backed BSNLs Voluntary Retirement Scheme to reduce the workforce by one lakh people. DoT said the VRS can be funded through various options, including from the money generated by selling land owned by the company or through interest-free loans by the Government.
09-05-2013: For enhancing the market share of the two telecom PSUs, telecommunications services required by government, central public sector enterprises and autonomous bodies receiving grants from the government may be asked to seek BSNL and MTNL services only for wireline, wireless and broadband services, the DoT said in a note prepared in early May, for a meeting with the group of ministers (GoM), which will take place on Friday.
09-05-2013: BSNL added 2.9 lakh new users, highest during the quarter, while MTNL added 10,000 subscribers, sectoral regulator Trai said in its performance indicator report. Led by the net additions, BSNL has also increased its market share to 11.56 per cent in December 2012 from 10.99 per cent in September 2012.
09-05-2013: DoT may seek GoM approval to waive off around Rs 980 crore principle amount of notional loan amount outstanding against BSNL. DoT expects that a medium-term revival plan for MTNL may get ready by this month end but for BSNL it may take more time.
01-05-2013:BSNLFOWF conveys peaceful and happy retired life to Shri.T.K.Kurian,DGM(F), who retired from service on 30.04.2013 from Ernakulam SSA. Shri. T.K. Kurian,DGM(F), Ernakulam SSA
01-05-2013: The Telecom Commission, the highest decision-making body in the communications ministry, will shortly seek Cabinet nod for state-run BSNL to roll out mobile networks in India's naxal-infested pockets across nine states.
01-05-2013: In view of security threats arising out of imported telecom equipment, a Parliamentary panel today said the Department of Telecom (DoT) identify short-term and long-term measures to handle them.
25-04-2013: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd has contested the anti-dumping duty imposed by the Commissioner of Customs, Chennai, for importing network-related telecom equipment from Chinese manufacturers, including Huawei.
25-04-2013: BSNL's countrywide 2G network expansion plans will finally take off as the Indian arm of China's ZTE has agreed to meet the state-run telco's additional GSM network requirement for 4.22 million lines in the eastern and northeastern circles
25-04-2013: The Centre has constituted a panel of ministers tasked with looking at ways to revitalise the two public sector mobile phone companies - BSNL and MTNL. This panel will take a call on the telecom department's demand that Cabinet approve Rs 23,000 crore bailout for BSNL and MTNL.
25-04-2013: one can convert the existing mobile number to a FWL phone, enjoy all the benefits associated with mobile tariff plans and talk as long as required without attracting the ill-effects of radiation,â says M. Ravi Babu, General Manager of BSNL
19-04-2013: Telecom subscriber base in India dipped 0.13% to 892.02 million in February 2013, from 893.15 million till January 2013 19-04-2013: The Government has recently made a proposal to extend the term of the chairperson of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to five years.
17-04-2013: A farewell meeting will be conducted on 22-04-2013 at Hotel Aiswarya, Opp. Lotus Club, Variam Road, Ernakulam at 12.30pm to give farewell to the following officers on their retirement from BSNL on superannuation/Vol. retirement
1. Shri.T.K. Kurian, DGM (Retiring on superannuation on 30.4.2013)
2. Smt. S. Shyamala, AO (Voluntary retirement on 04.01.2013)
3. Smt. Jessy George, AO(Voluntary retirement on 1.2.2013)
All the Accounts Personnel are requested to attend the meeting and grace the occasion.
15-04-2013: The Farewell Party to be held on 17.04.2013 is postponed to 18-04-2013 due to administrative reasons. Venue and time are the same. Please note the change and ensure to participate in the meeting.
11-04-2013: A farewell party will be conducted on 17-04-2013 at Hotel Hyland Park, Manjalikulam Road, Trivandrum to give farewell to Shri. N.Sasidharan, AO(retired from TCD,TVM on 28-02-2013) and Smt. S. Sreekumari Amma, CAO(retired from TVM SSA on 31-03-2013) from Trivandrum, . The function will be commenced at 12.45 pm. All the Accounts Personnel including those who retired from service are requested to participate in the meeting.
11-04-2013: Sibal has sought the intervention of various ministries including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh office to chalk out a bail out strategy for the loss-making state-owned telecom operators Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL).
05-04-2013: Cash reserve of BSNL has declined to Rs.1214.44 crores due to the loss of Rs. 6,384 crores incurred by the company in 2010-11, the payment of Rs. 18,500 crores towards 3G spectrum and Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum, payment of Rs. 5,301 crores to LIC towards group leave encashment scheme, payment of Rs.2,900 crores on implementation of revised pay scale.
05-04-2013: State owned telecom operator BSNL has reported total revenue of Rs 19,305 crore for the nine month period ending December 31, 2012. BSNL had registered total revenue of Rs 27,933.50 crore for the financial year 2011-2012 (FY-12), registering a 3.3% decline from Rs 28,876 crore revenue for the financial year 2010-2011 (FY-11).
30-03-2013: Smt. S. Sreekumari Amma, CAO, Trivandrum SSA is retiring from service on superannuation. She was governing body member of the welfare Forum from the formation of it in 2006. She is also a life member of the Forum. Her strong support help us to take some most important decisions which lead the Forum in such a way to have an important role among Accounts Personnel in Kerala Circle and also in other circles. Her active participation and contributions to the welfare forum is remarkable and we expect her valuable suggestions .and experience to the forum even after her retirement from service(Contact No.09447742505)
BSNLFOWF wish her a happy and peaceful retired life
30-03-2013: The communications ministry will soon seek approval from the Union Cabinet for granting more powers to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) and enabling the watchdog to act like a civil court.
30-03-2013: Telecom Regulatory Authority of Indian (TRAI) has directed all the service providers to get its metering and billing system audited annually for basic and cellular mobile telephone service in each service area.
28-03-2013: Education Award for the year 2011-12 as announced earlier is being finalised for awarding toppers in Class-X,XII and Degree classes. It is intended to complete the process and announce the award by 10th April 2013. So if applications are still pending with Governing Body Member of the concerned SSA, the same may please be sent by speed post to Shri.P.M. Soman, AO, RTTC, Trivandrum-695040 immediately and also please confirm over phone (9446575154)
28-03-2013: As an officer of the Post and Telegraph Department, Raja travelled widely, and had extended postings in the eastern parts of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. After retirement as a Deputy General Manager with BSNL, he spent his years travelling the world till he ascended the throne in 2003.
28-03-2013: The Department of Telecom has prepared a six-point agenda to be given to the Commerce Ministry to boost local manufacturing in the telecom sector thus improving the export-import balance of the country.
28-03-2013: BSNL has revised the free calls and the call charges of On-net (own network) and Off-net (other network) under the limited and unlimited usage broadband combo plans as part of its restructured service.
28-03-2013: State-run BSNL topped the list of spam sources in a study which found that about 50% of all junk mail, while the most crime-ridden network was Spectranet in Nigeria as 62% of addresses controlled by that ISP were found to be sending out spasm with criminal intent.
22-03-2013: The implementation of a regulatory directive on the confirmation of VAS services has triggered a reduction in caller tune subscribers from about 100 million (June 2011) to around 55 million (December 2012).
22-03-2013: The telecom equipment makers and their associations warned that the policy to give preference to made-in-India telecom products due to 'security issues' may have a negative impact on the telecom sector in terms of foreign investment.
22-03-2013: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has issued direction to all existing telecom operators to stop accepting porting (transfer) request of mobile numbers that were allocated to telecom companies whose permits to operate stand cancelled as per Supreme Court order.22-03-2013: Government has sent showcause notices to five telecom firms including Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices for alleged understatement of revenues of over Rs 10,000 crore for financial years 2006-07 and 2007-08
14-03-2013: Ailing state-run telecom companies Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) have total outstanding arrears of Rs 6,215 crore from customers as on December 31, 2012, communications & IT minister Kapil Sibal has said.
14-03-2013: State-owned telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) along with gaming portal M/S India Games is taking subscribers for a ride. Several BSNL subscribers are being fleeced by activation of gaming services of India Games without their consent
11-03-2013: "During the last four years of 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12, BSNL and MTNL, have achieved a continuous increase in their mobile subscriber base," Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said in a reply in Rajya Sabha.
11-03-2013: The government trashed allegations by mobile phone companies that it had extended 'undue benefits' to Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries(RIL) by allowing 4G spectrum holders to offer voice calls to customers by paying an additional Rs 1,658 crore for a pan-India licence.
11-03-2013: The Indian government has ordered telcos to use renewable energy sources to decrease their dependence on costly diesel used by the towers that supply mobile phone reception to India's population.
11-03-2013: Corporate India has begun to capitalise increasingly on its ï¿½land-bankï¿½ for shedding its mounting high-cost debt and for implementing its future plans. Simply put, the land has become a new ï¿½El Doradoï¿½ for companies who had this asset in their balance sheet all along, but seldom paid any, or scant, attention to it.
11-03-2013: It is learnt that the IAF, which was planning to shift to a dedicated communications infrastructure is facing hurdles, as the BSNL network appeared to be unreliable for critical transmissions.
05-03-2013: Having achieved 99.39% fault clearance within seven days of filing a complaint in case of landlines, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Nashik, is now aiming to repair faults within a span of three days.
05-03-2013: ONGC, the country's largest oil and gas producer, earned a net profit of Rs 25,122 crore in 2011-12. BSNL, on the other hand, suffered losses of Rs 8,850 crore in the same period, replacing Air India as the biggest loss-making PSU.
05-03-2013: Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has emerged as the top investor among PSUs for 2011-12 with an investment of Rs 2.1 lakh crore. Loss-making BSNL is the second largest investor according to a government survey
05-03-2013: In a move to spread a web of mobile towers across the Maoist heartland, the telecom commission has finally cleared Rs. 3,000-crore plan to set up 2,200 towers in 84 naxal-affected districts. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) initially sought over R5,500 crore to do the job under the universal service obligation fund
04-03-2013: Shri.Balagangadhar Bhaktha, father of Smt. Indira R. Kini, AO Kozhikode SSA expired today morning. Cremation expected at 2.00pm today at Kozhikode. BSNLFOWF conveys condolence to the bereaved family members.
02-03-2013: We Salute the leaders of All India Railway Accounts Staff Association who fought for a genuine and reasonable demand with confidence of success in mind. Nothing can draw them back from their ultimate objective. And at last their untiring efforts bring them justice which was denied for more than a decade. Even when some of the soldiers in forefront left the field without see the victory, others did not leave behind the issue and leave the war field since they knew that it is an injustice done by the Pay commission and the Government to the entire Accounts Cadre in the country. We convey Congratulations to the AIRASA(All India Railway Accounts Staff Association) and especially to the comrades who fought for a good cause till their last breath.
02-03-2013: In real estate, BSNL has about 4,400 hectare of total land bank. It also has seven telecom factories, where it plans to set up manufacturing facilities of electronic equipment in partnership with other manufacturers.
02-03-2013: All India Council For Technical Education is signing an MoU with BSNL to use the training facilities and faculty of BSNL for the benefit of students in AICTE approved intuitions under its Employability Enhancement Training Program(EETP).
02-03-2013: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will have to pay more as the telecom operator has withdrawn free calls available under its different broadband plans to other operators' network resulting in increase in monthly bills.02-03-2013: Bharti Airtel, Indiaï¿½s leading telecom service provider, has got the dubious distinction of 745 complaints against it registered with the regulator TRAI related to overcharging of tariff during 2012-13. The number is highest among the service prodders.
01-03-2013: Smt. Sreedevi, mother of Shri. Anish.T.O., JAO Kozhikode SSA& wife of Shri. Omanakuttan, TTA(Rtd.) expired today at 11.30am at Kozhikode. Cremation is expected at Thrikkakara, Ernakulam at 10.00am tomorrow. BSNLFOWF conveys condolence to the bereaved family members
28-02-2013: Shri. N.Sasidharan, AO, Civil Division, Thiruvananthapuram is retiring from service on superannuation. He was governing body member of the welfare Forum from the formation of it in 2006. He is also a life member of the Forum. His active participation and contributions to the welfare forum is remarkable and we expect his valuable suggestions
and experience to the forum even after his retirement from service.
Shri. N. Sasidharan addressing in a meeting of BSNLFOWF(File picture)
BSNLFOWF wish him a happy and peaceful retired life
26-02-2013: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) may encash ZTE India's Rs 159-crore performance bank guarantees (PBGs) following the Chinese telecom vendor's failure to supply GSM network gear for 4.22 million lines in the eastern and northeastern states.
26-02-2013: After its outsourced 'centralised directory inquiry system' failed to deliver, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to turn to its employees, albeit temporarily, to provide directory inquiry services to its subscribers.
26-02-2013: Employees should work together in a spirit of camaraderie to enhance the level of services of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Chief General Manager (Chennai Telephones) A Subramanian has appealed.
26-02-2013: The Telecom Regulator Authority of India (Trai) on Wednesday started pre-consultation process for nationwide mobile number portability services that will allow users to retain their numbers even after they shift from one service area to another.
23-02-2013: ï¿½BSNL has been compensated with Rs 1,500 crore by USO Fund to maintain infrastructure in rural areas. In case it shuts down, it be disastrous for government operations. Both BSNL and MTNL, as a part of social responsibility provide connectivity to government programs and services.ï¿½ Telecom secretary R Chandrashekhar.
23-02-2013: Airtel and Vodafone are the clear market leaders, Idea is inching towards a fifth of the market while Aircel has one in 10 GSM subscribers. But among others, only BSNL counts with about 15% of the market; Uninor, Videocon and MTNL are mere fringe players.
23-02-2013: BlackBerry phone users on Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltdï¿½s network face disconnection as the two public sector telecom companies are yet to comply with the security requirements.
23-02-2013: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to modify and boost the prices of its ADSL Postpaid Unlimited Broadband Plans for its existing and new customers, which the pan-India operator offers to its users and the change will come into effect from March 1st, 2013.
09-02-2013: Indiaï¿½s leading telco Bharti Airtel could face a penalty of Rs. 650 crore for violating licence norms. The committee is of the view that the violation of norms by Airtel has resulted in loss to BSNL and the government.
07-02-2013: Governing Body Meeting of the Forum will be held at 11.00am in Elite Hotel, Thrissur on 12-02-2013. All the Governing Body members are requested to attend the meeting without fail.
07-02-2013: State owned telecom operator, BSNL, had partnered with State Bank of India (SBI) to launch its mobile baking services via the ubiquitous USSD (unstructured supplementary service data) mobile platform.
07-02-2013: The BSNL Regional Telecom Training Centre,Trivandrum in association with the Optoelectronics Department of Kerala University, is offering an Advanced PG Diploma in Communication Engineering course.
07-02-2013: The latest telco to win a stay order till February 28 is Reliance Communications. The likes of Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Vodafone India and Aircel have already managed to stall imposition of the one-time airwaves charge
02-02-2013: The employeesï¿½ union of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd has said that private telecom players have no reason to object to a Government proposal to give the PSU financial support. The workersï¿½ union said the private players now argue for a level-playing field even though they have been continuously getting all benefits and undue favours from the Government.
02-02-2013: Police arrested six men who had committed robbery at a BSNL warehouse in Vishwakarma Industrial Area (VKIA) on the night of January 27 and escaped with cables worth lakhs of rupees after beating up four security guards
02-02-2013: Adopting humanitarian approach while deciding a case, Chief Justice A K Sikri of the Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday gave the "inhumane" public sector telecom giant BharatSancharNigam Ltd (BSNL) a rap on the knuckles.
02-02-2013: The theft of five underground cables of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has left over 4,000 landline and 2,500 Internet connections in Ulhasnagar and Ordinance Estate in Ambernath dysfunctional.
02-02-2013: A practical oriented course from BSNL for increasing awareness with focus on practical hands-on training, based on individualï¿½s interest or exposure, anyone can join these courses. Register online
30-01-2013: All private mobile phone operators companies have strongly opposed the telecom department's move to approach the union Cabinet seeking a Rs 23,000 crore bailout for BSNL and MTNL.
30-01-2013: A gang of robbers barged into a BSNL warehouse in Vishwakarma area on Monday and escaped with cables worth lakhs of rupees after beating up four security guards.
26-01-2013: BSNL believes that by bringing down the number of employees it will recover a major share of its profit which is currently paid as salaries to the employees. It is said that 48 percent of the company's revenue went as salaries.
26-01-2013: Major mobile telephone companies are raising call charges by 25-30 per cent. This was expected, given that the Government managed to extort huge amounts (Rs 1,08,000 crore) in the 3G and broadband wireless spectrum auctions alone.
26-01-2013: In what could be a major setback to Chinese telecom equipment makers, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is planning to reject a request to include Huawei Technologies and ZTE's Indian companies in the list of domestic manufacturers.
26-01-2013: State-promoted GSPC Group company to lay fibre optic cable along the nearly 2,500-km-long gas pipeline for BSNLï¿½s rollout of its ambitious 3G, IPTV, VAS and other telecommunication services across the State.
26-01-2013: Bharat Broadband has done 3 pilot projects covering 58 gram panchayats and 3 blocks. The work was completed on October 15. We are hoping that services in these blocks will be offered by TSPs and ISPs that include BSNL, airtel, and Reliance. In 58 pilot locations, 200 kilometers of OFC has been laid.
25-01-2013: Smt. Khadeeja(82) Mother of Shri.Abdul Jaleel,PTM, CAO(Rtd), Malapuram expired in the morning . Funeral is expected at 5.00pm today at Poovathani, Near Perunthalmanna. BSNLFOWF conveys condolence to the bereaved family members.
22-01-2013: For the first time since its inception, state-owned BSNL will go without a voice call feature in a new scheme. The ï¿½broadband onlyï¿½ scheme being launched in select suburban and rural pockets around Chennai.
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19-01-2013: State run telecom provider Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) has mandated a consortium led by global real estate advisory firm DTZ to unlock roughly Rs 5,000 crore from its land holdings in Mumbai and Delhi, said people briefed on the matter
15-01-2013: The telecom department wants the government to bail out public sector telecom majors BSNL and MTNL on payment of one-time fee. Sources told NDTV that the department of telecommunication (DoT) will apply to the cabinet for paying Rs. 1,626 crore upfront and Rs. 893 crore annually on behalf of these companies from the government's coffers.
15-01-2013: Cash-strapped telecom firms BSNL and MTNL have proposed to surrender part of their 2G spectrum to cut the load of one-time spectrum fee levied on them.
"BSNL has proposed to surrender part of GSM spectrum in certain cities of few circles and 1.25 Mhz of CDMA spectrum in Kerala circle," a government source told PTI.
15-01-2013: State-run BSNL on Monday said it will not participate in the upcoming spectrum auction that is scheduled to start from March 11. "BSNL will not participate in the auction," BSNL chairman and managing director RK Upadhyay told PTI. The government is expecting to raising Rs 45,000 crore from the second round of spectrum sale
15-01-2013: If your mobile phone operator has surreptitiously begun charging you for a value-added service such as downloading music, mobile banking, etc, without informing you in advance, the operator may face trouble from next month onwards.
15-01-2013: Recently again many firms have hiked data tariffs by 25-30% to improve margins. In this context, Trai sought views of stakeholders on the need to review the existing regime of tariff forbearance. Views were also sought on a suitable tariff framework for data services.
15-01-2013: With landline consumers steadily declining in the country, BSNL is taking steps to arrest the trend. As part of the exercise, 30 new exchanges of New Generation Network(NGN) will be set up at various places.
14-01-2013: With a monthly growth of just about 0.5 per cent in the number of broadband subscribers in the country, the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has sought abolition of service tax on Internet/broadband services in the next Budget to make it affordable for the end users.
14-01-2013: PESB has initiated the process for filling Director-level positions at a number of companies such as BHEL, NTPC, BSNL, RITES, Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd, Eastern Coalfields Ltd, Moil Ltd, ITI Ltd and Oil India.
09-01-2013: BSNL telephone mechanic TS Rajan of Nagpur's Pipla telephone exchange was convicted on Monday for two years rigorous imprisonment and Rs 10,000 penalty. The CBI had registered a case against him in 2002 and laid a trap and caught him red-handed with the money. He had demanded the money from a person to provide a new telephone connection.
09-01-2013: Delhi-based Inception, a unit of Redefine Dimensions Consulting Pvt. Ltd. (RDCPL) and Advance Level Telecommunication Training Centre (ALTTC), an apex training centre of BSNL, Government of India Enterprise have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for "Winter Training" and "Summer Training" program for BE/B.Tech engineering and diploma students.
09-01-2013: Indiaï¿½s telecom story is a shining testament to how policy clarity, political conviction for reforms and private entrepreneurship can deliver outcomes, within a decade, that government intervention and well-intentioned bureaucratic thinking cannot even conceive of.
09-01-2013: The skylines of Indiaï¿½s citiesï¿½or even its towns and villagesï¿½have changed dramatically over the past 10 years, but one of the most striking differences has been the appearance of telecom towers: 30-70 meter-high structures that mostly crown the tops of the tallest buildings.09-01-2013: India government is looking to curb the import of this foreign technology The curb on imports seems to be aimed at bringing pressure on foreign companies to increase the manufacturing of these products in India
05-01-2013: A big bone of contention between several BSNL employees unions and the government -- the repatriation of 'unabsorbed' ITS officers -- may be nearing a resolution with the government setting up a "committee of secretaries" after a final court deadline lapsed three weeks ago.
04-01-2013: We are starting a Blog named 'FOWF Blog'. It is an open forum to express your doubts and problems in the day to day work related to 'Accounts & Establishment' matters which have to be dealt with by Accounts Personnel or by others. You should be a registered member to participate in the blog. We expect sharing of experience and knowledge by our visitors on the mentioned subject only. Your queries and explanations will be displayed based on its merits. Personal matters to hurt others or criticize any sector will not be displayed in this blog. All are requested to utilise the service to interact on the subjects which require clarifications or clarity. - BSNLFOWF
02-01-2013: Now BSNL has been asked to first conduct a study on how many employees in which category can be offered VRS by speaking to employee unions. ï¿½We have asked them to explore the possibility of taking bank loans to complete a VRS process.,ï¿½ sources said.
The airline has seen a remarkable turnaround in the last six-eight months when government equity infusion and a determined effort to cut off loss-making routes helped the airline become the second largest in India in terms of market share. This, despite fierce competition from private airlines. Perhaps the same model needs to be followed by BSNL and MTNL too.
02-01-2013: Starting today, international bandwidth in the country will be available at 50 per cent the cost. This follows a decision by the telecom regulator to slash cable landing station charges from January 1.
02-01-2013: Parliamentï¿½s standing committee on information technology has asked the department of telecommunications (DoT) to take initiatives to increase revenue receipts, as most of its earnings during the 11th Plan came from the auction of third generation (3G) and broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum in 2010-11 and the one-time fee levied on telecom operators in 2007-08.
01-01-2013: The government is likely to tighten the estimated expenditure for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd ( BSNL) in the next Budget, as the state-run telecom operator has failed to utilise most of the funds estimated in the last Budget. The DoT has informed the Standing Committee that the poor utilisation was mainly because of delay in tender finalization .
01-01-2013: In a high stakes political fight between the opposing fronts in Kerala, it is a BSNL employee who seems to be the one getting the stick. "BSNL authorities are in process of initiating disciplinary proceedings against the official," said junior telecom minister Milind Deora in reply to a question by Congress MP PT Thomas.
01-01-2013: State-owned BSNL has about 32% more subscribers on its GSM service than its capacity, according to numbers given by the ministry of communications and information technology to the Parliament.
28-12-2012: Farewell meeting in connection with retirement of Shri.M.Muthuswamy was held at Circle Office yesterday. All the Accounts Personnel from Trivandrum attended the meeting. Glimpses of the meeting
20-12-2012: A farewell meeting will be held in Circle Office on 27-12-2012 at 12.30pm in connection with retirement of Shri. M. Muthuswamy, DGM(F), Trivandrum, from service on superannuation in December,2012. All are requested to attend the meeting to grace the occasion
14-12-2012: Ministry of Corporate Affairs revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956 on 28th February 2012 vide Notification F.No.2/6/2008-C.L.-V. It deals with revise format of Balance sheet and statement of Profit and Loss and disclosure made there in. It will apply to all companies
12-12-2012: A farewell function will be held at Hotel Palace, Near GM Office, Uphill, Malapuram on 03 rd January 2013 at 12.30pm in connection with retirement of Shri.Abdul Jaleel,PTM, CAO and Smt. Jasmin,AO who are retiring from service on superannuation and on VRS resp. in December 2012 . All are requested to attend the meeting.
21-11-2012: A useful program prepared by Shri. Sethu S. Money, JAO, Kannur SSA to make the refund process at TRA very easily, well-controlled, error-free and economical. It enables combined sanction printing, easy status search, posting to FAST and easy generation of covering letters and statistical reports. It avoids double refunds. Detailed help files are also available for each process.
04-09-2012: Solved question papers of previous JAO examinations Part-II will be supplied to the deserving candidates free of cost. Those who are in need of these documents may please leave the message through 'contact me'. We will contact you back to confirm your identity before sending the documents. This will be sent only after getting your Reg.No. of the examination. The details should contain in addition to email id and Mob. No., your designation and office address.
29-09-2012: Smt. Sulikha, CAO, Circle Office and Shri. M.K.Augustin, CAO,Kozhikode were awarded Vishisht Sanchar Seva Padak for the year 2012.
BSNLFOWF congratulate them for their great achievement
29-12-2012: Reference Book prescribed for JAO Part-II examination to be held in December 2012 for Civil Works Accounts Rule & Procedure: Works Manual 2012 instead of CPWD Manual Vol.II(Download E-Book)
29-09-2012: Shri.M.Gangadharan,CAO is retiring from service on superannuation today. Memorable moments of the Farewell meeting held on 22.09.2012 at Kozhikode in connection with retirement of Shri.M.Gngadharan,CAO and Shri.C.Sivadasan,CAO(who has already retired from service on 31.08.2012) BSNLFOWF wish them happy and healthy retired life.
13-09-2012: Posting order of AOs/Sr.AOs,who have been promoted as Ad-hoc CAOs on temporary basis and got transferred from other circles to Kerala Circle, is issued
06-09-2012: A farewell function will be held at Calicut Tower, Kozhikode on 22.09.2012 at 1.00pm in connection with retirement of Shri.C.Sivadasan, CAO, Electrical Wing, Kozhikode, who has been retired from service on superannuation in August 2012 and Shri.M. Gangadharan, CAO, Kozhikode SSA who is retiring from service in September, 2012. All are requested to attend the meeting.
04-09-2012: Applications are invited from members of the forum for education award to their children for the Academic Year 2011-12. Award will be given to the toppers in Std.X,XII (Kerala Syllabus,CBSE& ICSE separately) and Meritorious award to the toppers in Degree courses(including Professional courses). Last date for submission of application is 15-10-2012. Application Form
Last date for submission of Application ï¿½ 06-10-2012
02-09-2012: An excel utility to make schedule entry in PMS easily and accurately especially for post office transactions. This program has been developed by Shri. Girishkumar, JAO(Computer) Palakad. Before working in the program you are requested to read the guidance to the user and if you have any doubt or suggestions/modifications, please contact Shri.Girishkumar,JAO.
18-08-2012: Sent off meeting, which was postponed earlier has again postponed to 25-08-2012 at 12.30pm due to some unavoidable reasons. Meeting will be held in Circle Office. The inconvenience caused is highly regretted.
07-08-2012: Sent off meeting to be held at Circle Office on 08-08-2012 in connection with transfer of Smt. Sumam Pillai, GM(F) is postponed due to administrative reasons. Further date will be intimated in due course.
05-08-2012: A sent off meeting will be held on 08-08-2012 at Circle Office in connection with transfer of Smt. Sumam Pillai, GM(Finance) to PGMTD, Hyderabad. All the accounts fraternity are requested to attend the meeting.
04-08-2012: Governing Body Meeting to be held at Thrissur on 11.08.2012 is cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances. Now the meeting will be held at Ernakulam on 22nd August, 2012 at 10.30 am. Venue: Hotel Aiswarya, Near Lotus Club, Warrium Road, Ernakulam. In the afternoon at 1.30pm a farewell meeting will be held in connection with retirement of Smt. Latha Nair, AO from service on superannuation. All are requested to attend the meeting.
23-07-2012: Governing Body Meeting of the Forum will be held at Thrissur on 11-08-2012 at 11.00am to finalise some of the important issues related to the functioning of the Forum. Agenda is being send separately to the Governing Body Members. Venue will be intimated in due course. All the Governing Body Members are requested to attend the meeting without fail.
22-06-2012: The service Tax Department has extended the Exempted services List and issued a new Amended list of Negative services vide notification 25/2012 dated 20.06.2012 in super session to old exemption list notified earlier vide notification 12/2012 . New 14 services has been added in the exempted category . NEGATIVE LIST OF SERVICES REVISED APPLICABLE FROM 01.07.2012
22-06-2012: CBEC has superseded Notification No. 5/2006 ï¿½ Central Excise (N.T), dated the 14th March, 2006 by a new notification to prescribe the procedure, safeguards, conditions and limitations, for refund of CENVAT Credit under Rule 5 of the CENVAT Credit Rules.
20-06-2012: Shri. P.D.Purushothaman, CAO Thrissur SSA is retiring on superannuation from service on 30-06-2012. A farewell meeting will be conducted at Thrissur on 23.06.2012 at 12.30pm. All are requested to attend the meeting.01-06-2012: Shri. K. Aravindan, AO, Kannur has been retired from service on superanuation on 31.05.2012. BSNLFOWF wish him a happy retired life.
30-04-2012: Farewell meeting in connection with retirement of Shri.S.Madhavan Nair, CAO and Smt. P.G. Rajamma, CAO was conducted on 28-04-2012 at RTTC, Trivandrum. Accounts fraternity from Trivandrum including those who retired from Trivandrum attended the meeting to grace the occasion. Glimpses of the meeting
04-04-2012: Retention for one year is granted to AOs Shri.K.A.Thomas, S. Vikraman Pilla and S. Sreekala Devi who were transferred to other circles by Corporate Office
31-03-2012: Farewell meetings were conducted at Tiruvalla and Kozhikode in connection with retirement of Shri. Somasekhara Pilla, CAO and Shri. T.H. Balakrishnan, CAO respectievely. Glimpses of the functions. Tiruvalla Kozhikode
23-03-2012: A farewell meeting will be held at Hotel Heritage, Thiruvalla on 28-03-2012 at 12.30pm in connection with superannuation retirement of Shri.R. Somasekharan Pillai, CAO. All are requested to attend the meeting.
23-03-2012: The farewell meeting which was announced earlier in connection with retirement of Shri.T.H.Balakrishnan, CAO will be held at Hotel Alakapuri, Kozhikode on 30.03.2012. All are requested to attend the meeting.
23-03-2012: For the first time since 2003, the finance ministry has hiked the interest rate on government employees' retirement savings parked in the General Provident Fund (GPF) from 8% to 8.6%. The interest rate hikes are effective from December 1, 2011
23-03-2012: Revised room rent for indoor treatment under BSNLMRS
14-03-2012: Circles are asked to submit report on unadjusted Loans and advances given to unabsorbed employees and Leave salary paid to unabsorbed employees to claim the same from CCA Offices concerned
13-03-2012: A farewell meeting will be held at Kozhikode on 30.03.2012 in connection with retirement of Shri. T.H. Balakrishnan, CAO from service on 31.03.2012 on superannuation. Venue of the meeting will be intimated later.
29-02-2012: Shri. S. Vijayan Nair, DGM(F), Trivandrum is retiring from service on superannuation today. BSNLFOWF wish him a happy retired life.
28-02-2012: Notice for information: Requests are being received for registration in the site.However acceptance from BSNLFOWF, which is sent to the email given at the time of registration is not being responded further. Only if you respond to the acceptance given in you email, the registration will be completed. A number of requests are pending as they have not responded/validated in their email.
25-02-2012: DOT issued conditional approval for NE-12 pay scale in BSNL
1. Shri.K.N. Sarma, CAO
2. Smt. Metty Paulose, CAO
3. Shri. V.P. Rajan, JAO
A farewell meeting will be conducted at Aiswarya Hotel, Warriam Road,Ernakulam on 16.02.2012 at 4..pm. All are requested to attend the meeting and grace the occasion with your presence.
05-01-2012: Admissibility of full pension after completion of 10 years qualifying service ï¿½ Clarification
03-01-2012: BSNL Board approved proposal for grant of 5 advance increments on the minimum of E1 scale to directly recruited JTOs of 2007 & 2008 batches and JAOs of 2010 batch on the date of joining their service30-12-2011: BSNL issued notification for special lateral direct recruitment rules 2011 for recruitment of Gr.A officers at the level of Sr.DGM and above
27-11-2011: A farewell meeting held at Circle Office in connection with retirement of Shri.K.K Vijayan, CAO, Trivandrum, who will be retiring from service on attaining superannuation on 30.11.2011. BSNLFOWF wish him a happy and peaceful retired life. Slide show of the function24-11-2011: Transfer & Posting of AOs within Kerala Circle 24-11-2011: Transfer & Posting in the cadre of D/R JAO
1. Thresiamma Thomas, AO Kozhikode SSA
2. Elizabeth Korah, AO Kottayam SS
BSNLFOWF wish them happy and peaceful retired life
13-10-2011: BSNL issued order for conducting screening committee meeting for Time Bound Pay Upgradation of executives twice in a year in advance
29-09-2011: Shri.Sajan Varikkat, CAO, Kannur SSA has been selected for Vishisht Sanchar Seva Padak 2011.