Congress Party President, Rahul Gandhi, announced yesterday that, he would scrap the Niti Aayog and would bring back the Planning Commission. After independence, the Planning Commission was created in 1950, for developing the economy of the country in a planned manner. However, after coming to power in 2014, Prime Minister, Naredra Modi, abolished the Planning Commission and created the Niti Aayog. After it’s creation, the Niti Aayog has been entrusted with the one point programme of dismantling the Indian Public Sector. It is very important to recollect that, the Niti Aayog had already recommended the closing down of BSNL and MTNL. Further, the Niti Aayog had also rejected allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. The Niti Aayog had asked, what is the use is allotting 4G spectrum to BSNL when all the private telecom companies are already providing 4G service? The Niti Aayog is 100% anti-public sector and pro-corporate. Under these circumstances, BSNLEU welcomes the announcement of Congress President Rahul Gandhi that, Niti Aayog would be scrapped and the Planning Commission would be brought back, if Congress Party comes to power.
According to the data released by the TRAI, only Reliance Jio and BSNL have added new customers in February,2019. Vodafone Idea and Airtel have lost their customers. Reliance Jio has added 77.93 lakh new customers in February, 2019. BSNL has added 8.99 lakh new customers during this period. Vodafone Idea has lost 57.87 lakh customers. Airtel has lost 49,896 customers.
As per the study conducted by mobile analytics firm, BSNL has improved it’s download speed by nearly 7% in the past 6 months, according to the study conducted by open signal, between 1st December, 2018 and 28th February, 2019. However, it is no where close to it’s competitors, Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea. According to the study, Bharti Airtel, has the fastest mobile network, followed by Reliance Jio. Vodafone Idea comes third.
It is reportedly told to the media, by Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, that, BSNL is contemplating to lease out it’s huge optic fibre network to generate extra revenue. According to media reports, BSNL is having 7.5 lakh route kilometres of optic fibre. Reliance Jio comes next with it’s 3.2 lakh route kilometres of optic fibre. (This includes 1.78 lakh route kilometres of OFC acquired from Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communication). Airtel comes 3rd with 2.5 lakh route kilometres of OFC and Vodafone Idea comes 4th with 1.60 route kilometres of OFC.
After running it’s services for 25 years, Jet Airways closed down it’s operations last night. The last flight took off at 22:30 hrs last night from Amritsar to Delhi via Mumbai. In a statement issued by the Jet Airways Management it is stated “with immediate effect we are compelled to cancel all our International and Domestic flights. The last flight will operate today.” It may be recollected that at one point of time, Jet airways operated 600 flights daily. This is the second airways to close down it’s services after the Vijay Mallya owned Kinghfisher.
It is shocking to know that 5 million Indians have lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018. This is mentioned in the State of Working India (SWI) 2019 Report, released yesterday by the Bengaluru based Azim Premji University. It may be recollected that the Demonetisation was implemented in November,2016. This report of Azim Premji University confirms the accusations of economists that lakhs of jobs were lost due to Demonetisation. Unemployment is one of the biggest problems being faced by the nation. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi came to power, by assuring to create 2 crore jobs per year. He miserably failed in fulfilling this promise.
अजीम प्रेमजी यूनिवर्सिटी द्वारा किए गए एक अध्ययन के अनुसार 2016 और 2018 के बीच 5 मिलियन नौकरियां खत्म हुई..
यह जानकारी बेहद आघातप्रद है कि 2016 और 2018 के बीच 5 मिलियन भारतीयों को अपनी नौकरियां खोनी पड़ी है। यह उल्लेख बेंगलुरु स्थित अजीम प्रेमजी यूनिवर्सिटी द्वारा कल जारी "स्टेट ऑफ वर्किंग इंडिया (SWI) 2019" की रिपोर्ट में किया गया है। आपको याद होगा कि नोटबन्दी (डीमोनेटायजेशन) नवंबर 2016 में लागू की गई थी। अजीम प्रेमजी यूनिवर्सिटी की यह रिपोर्ट अर्थशास्त्रियों द्वारा लगाए गए "नोटबंदी की वजह से लाखों नौकरियां खत्म होने" के आरोपों की पुष्टि करती है। बेरोजगारी, राष्ट्र की सबसे बड़ी समस्या हैं। प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने, हर वर्ष 2 करोड़ जॉब्स के सृजन का आश्वासन देकर सत्ता हासिल की थी। किन्तु अपने इस वादे की पूर्ति में वें बुरी तरह नाकाम हुए हैं।
As already reported by the CHQ of BSNLEU, a meeting of the Redesignation Committee, will be held on 26-04-2019. The Restructuring Branch of the Corporate Office has issued the notification for the meeting today.
Prices of telecom services in India are likely to rise in the second half of the current financial year (2019-20), an Edelweiss report said today. The report says that the price hike is likely to take place due to the fact that, the penetration in mobile broadband services has increased significantly and is nearing a saturation point. This is a good news for BSNL. It may be recollected that due to the implementation of predatory pricing by Reliance Jio, BSNL's revenue collections fell drastically, and the Company went deeper into financial crisis. If tariffs increase, BSNL's financial condition will also improve.
[ Source : ET Telecom dt. 16-04-2019 ]