As per the decision of the AUAB meeting, held on 06.11.2019, leaders of the AUAB met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL, yesterday the 07.11.2019. General Secretaries / representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, BSNL MS, SNATTA, ATM BSNL and BSNLOA, participated in this meeting. From the Management Side, Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), was also present. In the meeting, the AUAB representatives demanded that BSNL should start it’s 4G service without any delay. They pointed out that there was every possibility of Vodafone leaving it’s India business. In such an eventuality, BSNL should be in a better position to rope in a sizeable customers from Vodafone, demanded the AUAB. They also demanded that prompt steps should be taken to provide FTTH connections on demand. It was also pointed out by the AUAB leaders that the Company should be in a position to cope with the workload which is likely to arise after the implementation of VRS. The CMD BSNL explained about the steps being taken to roll out 4G service. He told that BSNL’s 4G would be started by March, 2020. However, he did not give any response about the other issues. The AUAB representatives strongly urged upon the CMD BSNL for the immediate payment of salary for the month of October, 2019, as well as early remittance of the recoveries made since May, 2019, to the concerned organisations. To this, the CMD BSNL said that he could not give any assurance on these issues. After this meeting, the AUAB leaders discussed and decided to hold the next AUAB meeting on 14-11-2019 to discuss about the future course of action.