A lot of queries are being raised by our comrades, with regards to the outsourcing of the maintenance of passive infra of mobile towers. BSNLEU and the AUAB is paying serious attention to this issue. In the meeting held with the CMD BSNL on 20.09.2018, the General Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA and AIBSNLEA questioned the wisdom of BSNL Management to spend such a huge amount, for outsourcing the maintenance of BSNL mobile towers. The CMD BSNL replied that the maintenance of BSNL mobile towers will remain with the Company. Only the maintenance of passive infra, has been outsourced. This includes maintenance of power plants, installing new batteries, payment of electricity bills, purchasing of diesel, etc. The CMD BSNL also told that the Company would save Rs.100 crore per annum, through these outsourcing. The meeting of the AUAB, which took place on 08.10.2018, reviewed this issue thoroughly. The meeting observed the amount to be paid for this outsourcing is very huge, which does not commensurate with the quantum of works. It was decided that a detailed letter is to be written to the CMD BSNL, expressing the view of the AUAB, as to how spending such huge amount for the outsourcing is not justified. The meeting also decided to demand the CMD BSNL to put the outsourcing on hold, pending a discussion with the AUAB.