A huge rally was held at Main Telephone Bhavan Patiala addressed by AUAB leaders Sh Charanjiv Lal Convener, Vetran Leader Sh Manohar lal Sharma, Sh Jatin Kumar , Sh N R Mehmi, Sh Ashwini Kumar, Sh Jatinder Kumar, Sh Harjot Singh, Malkiat Singh, Sh Prem Sharma, Sh Baljinder Singh. Sh Nirmal Singh General Secretary All India Trade Union Congress also addressed the rally.BSNL employees are on strike From 18th 00:00 hours onwards till 20th Feb for three days under the banner of All Unions And Associations of BSNL (AUAB) for long pending demands from DOT and Central Government,
The leaders of AUAB told that BSNL is working on its own from the days of its formation in the year 2000 without any kind of loan from the Government or PSB and expands its mobile services in pan India and landline services also and presently having employment base of 1.74 Lac, it is also notable that BSNL is providing services in every nook and corner of India irrespective to profit, either it is naxelite area or in case of natural calamity BSNL is always ahead as a social obligation,
where as private operators are giving services only for profitability, private telecom operators having huge loan from PSB & private institutions around 5.5Lac Cr. and BSNL is only having 15000 Cr in his kitty as loan. Every telecom company is feeling heat in the shape of losses in the present scenario of neck throat competition. It is also notable that during third quarter the mobile base of BSNL has increased although we didn’t have 4G spectrum as compare to private operators. Our demands for strike are
1) Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL as per proposal submitted by the BSNL.
2) Issue letter of comfort for BSNL’s proposal for taking soft loan from banks
3) Implementation of 3rd pay revision
4) Payment of pension contribution by BSNL as per Government rule.
5) Settlement of left out issues of 2nd Pay Revision Committee.