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Office bearers

  • Com. Animesh Mitra

    [ President ]
  • Com. P. Abhimanyu

    [ General Secretary ]
  • Com. John Verghese

    [ Deputy General Secretary ]
  • Com. Irfan Pasha

    [ Treasurer ]

Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Nagar, Opp. Shadipur Bus Depot, New Delhi- 110008

011-25705385(Office), 011-25894862(Fax)

envelopebsnleuchq@gmail.com
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Office bearers
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Office bearers

  • Com. Animesh Mitra

    [ President ]
  • Com. P. Abhimanyu

    [ General Secretary ]
  • Com. John Verghese

    [ Deputy General Secretary ]
  • Com. Irfan Pasha

    [ Treasurer ]

Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Nagar, Opp. Shadipur Bus Depot, New Delhi- 110008

011-25705385(Office), 011-25894862(Fax)

envelopebsnleuchq@gmail.com

BSNL Employees Union (CHQ), New Delhi

11 - Nov - 2019
The Tamil Nadu Circle Executive Committee meeting decides to effectively implement decisions of the Ghaziabad CEC meeting.

The Tamil Nadu Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU was held at Mettupalayam, yesterday the 10.11.2019. Com.S. Chellappa, Circle President, presided over. Com.C. Rajendran, District Secretary, Coimbatore, welcomed everyone. Com.S. Subramanian, acting Circle Secretary, presented the report on activities and the circle secretary presented the financial report. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, inaugurated the conference and reported on the decisions of the Ghaziabad CEC meeting. He also dwelt at length on BSNL’s Revival Package, VRS, one day General Strike on 08th January, 2020 and other current issues. After deliberations by the District Secretaries and Circle Office bearers, the meeting decided to effectively implement the decisions of the Ghaziabad CEC meeting.

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11 - Nov - 2019
The Himachal Pradesh Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU was successfully held at Sundernagar.

The Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, Himachal Pradesh was held at RTTC, Sundernagar on 8th November, 2019. Com. Amarjit Singh, Circle President presided over the meeting. Com. B.S Thakur, ACS, conducted the proceedings of the house. Com. K.C Panwar, Circle Secretary, welcomed everyone and addressed the meeting. Com. Balbir Singh, Vice President (CHQ), explained in detail about the decisions of the Ghaziabad CEC meeting, the anti-Public Sector policies of the present government, the revival package for BSNL and the effects of VRS in long term. The queries raised by the participants were also replied. Com.Balbir Singh, emphasised the need to massively joining the General Strike being held on January 08th 2020. Com. K.C.Panwar, CS, thanked all the comrades for their valuable suggestions. The meeting decided to implement the Central Executive Committee meeting decisions very effectively in Himachal Pradesh.

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09 - Nov - 2019
No plan to reduce the retirement age of Central Government employees - Do not believe rumours..

CHQ is receiving a lot of queries with regards to the strong rumours going on in the social media, about the reduction of the retirement age. According to these rumours, the Central Government is planning to retire Central Government officials after completion of 33 years of service or at 60 years, whichever is earlier. These rumours are undoubtedly being created by vested interests to create panic among the employees, at a time when BSNL Management is implementing the VRS scheme. These rumours are not only false, but are totally baseless. In this connection, the Times of India, dated 24th September, 2019, has published news, wherein it is clarified that, the Central Government is not having any such proposal to reduce the retirement age. We are reproducing the news, for the benefit of our comrades.

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09 - Nov - 2019
Hindi translation of "No plan to reduce the retirement age of Central Government employees - Do not believe rumours."

केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों की रिटायरमेंट की आयु कम करने की कोई योजना नही है- अफवाहों पर विश्वास न करें....
रिटायरमेंट की आयु कम करने के संबंध में सोशल मीडिया में जबरदस्त रूप से चल रही अफवाहों के संबंध में CHQ को काफी क्वेरीज प्राप्त हो रही है। इन अफवाहों के अनुसार , सरकार केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों को 33 वर्ष सेवा या 60 वर्ष की आयु ,जो भी पहले हो, पूर्ण करने पर रिटायर करने की योजना बना रही है। यह खबरें निहित उद्देश्य रखने वाले तत्वों द्वारा  कर्मचारियों में हड़कंप मचाने के उद्देश्य से प्रसारित की जा रही है, वह भी ऐसे समय में, जब BSNL मैनेजमेंट VRS योजना कार्यान्वित कर रहा है। यह अफवाहें न केवल झूठी है, बल्कि पूर्णतः निराधार भी है। इस संबंध में 24 सितंबर, 2019 के टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया अखबार में खबर प्रकाशित हुई है, जिसमें स्पष्ट किया गया है कि केंद्र सरकार के पास रिटायरमेंट आयु कम करने का कोई प्रस्ताव नही है। हम, हमारे साथियों के लाभ के लिए वह खबर पुनः प्रस्तुत कर रहे हैं।

09 - Nov - 2019
Circle Executive Committee meeting of Telecom Factory Jabalpur held.

Circle Executive Committee meeting of Telecom Factory Jabalpur was held today at Jabalpur. Com.Surybhan Namdeo, Circle President presided over. Com.Sunil Patel, Circle Secretary, welcomed everyone and addressed the meeting. Com.Prakash Sharma, Assistant General Secretary, congratulated all for 7th consecutive victory of BSNLEU, amidst a very adverse situation. He explained in detail, about the need to participate in the 8th January, 2020 General Strike. He also elaborated on pros and cons of VRS and threw light on the anti-worker and anti-PSU policies of the government. Com.Sharma also highlighted other points mentioned in BSNL Revival Package and informed the comrades that BSNLEU, in coordination with AUAB, will ensure implementation of Revival Package in toto. Members present in the meeting also participated in the discussions and decided to implement decisions taken in Ghaziabad Central Executive Committee meeting.

08 - Nov - 2019
UP(West) circle executive committee meeting successfully held at Ghaziabad.

The UP (West) Circle Executive Committee meeting was held at Ghaziabad today. Com.Ansar Ali, Circle President, presided over. Com.Upendar Singh Teotia, CS, welcomed everyone and presented the report on activities. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and explained about the decisions taken in the Central Executive Committee meeting. He explained in detail about the attacks being launched on the Public Sector, by the Modi government and called upon the comrades to effectively organise the one day General Strike to be held on 08th January, 2020. He also explained about the various aspects of the revival package approved by the Cabinet and also about the pros and cons of the VRS, being implemented by the BSNL Management. Com.Naresh Pal, Organising Secretary (CHQ), also addressed the meeting. This was followed the deliberations by the District Secretaries and Circle Office bearers. Finally, Com.Upendar Singh Teotia, CS, summed up the discussions. The meeting has decided to effectively implement the decisions taken in the Central Executive Committee meeting.

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08 - Nov - 2019
Meeting between AUAB and the CMD BSNL, held on 07-11-2019.

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.

08 - Nov - 2019
Hindi translation of "Meeting between AUAB and the CMD BSNL, held on 07-11-2019."

AUAB और CMD BSNL के बीच 07-11-2019 को मीटिंग सम्पन्न....
06.11.2019 को सम्पन्न AUAB की मीटिंग में लिए गए निर्णय अनुसार कल, 07-11-2019 को AUAB के लीडर्स ने श्री पी के पुरवार, CMD BSNL से मुलाकात की। इस मीटिंग में BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, BSNL MS, SNATTA, ATM BSNL और BSNLOA के महासचिवों/ प्रतिनिधियों ने शिरकत की। मैनेजमेंट की ओर से श्री अरविंद वडनेरकर, डायरेक्टर (HR) भी उपस्थित रहे। मीटिंग में AUAB के प्रतिनिधियों ने मांग की कि BSNL को अपनी 4G सेवाएं अविलंब शुरू करना चाहिए। उन्होंने संज्ञान में लाया कि वोडाफोन द्वारा भारत से अपना व्यवसाय समाप्त करने की पूर्ण संभावना है। ऐसे अवसर पर BSNL को इतनी बेहतर स्थिति में होना चाहिए कि वह वोडाफोन से बड़ी संख्या में ग्राहकों को खींच सके, AUAB ने मांग की। उन्होंने यह भी मांग की कि उपभोक्ता की मांग पर FTTH कनेक्शन की उपलब्धता हेतु तत्परता के साथ कदम उठाए जाएं। AUAB लीडर्स द्वारा यह भी ध्यान में लाया गया कि  कंपनी की इतनी तैयारी होना चाहिए कि VRS के क्रियान्वयन पश्चात उपजी कार्याधिकता, जिसकी पूर्ण संभावना है, से निपटा जा सके। CMD BSNL द्वारा 4G सेवा शुरू करने हेतु किए जा रहे प्रयासों बाबद जानकारी दी गई। उन्होंने कहा कि BSNL की 4G सेवा मार्च 2020 तक शुरू होगी। लेकिन उन्होंने अन्य मुद्दों को ले कर कोई रिस्पांस नही दिया। AUAB के प्रतिनिधियों ने CMD BSNL से अक्टूबर 2019 के वेतन के त्वरित भुगतान और साथ ही कर्मचारियों के वेतन से किए गए कटौत्रे की राशि संबंधित संस्थाओं को प्रेषित करने हेतु पुरजोर तरीके से अनुरोध किया। इस पर, CMD BSNL ने कहा कि वें इस संबंध में कोई आश्वासन नही दे सकते हैं। इस मीटिंग पश्चात AUAB लीडर्स ने चर्चा की और 14.11.2019 को आगामी रणनीति तय करने हेतु  अगली मीटिंग करने का निर्णय लिया।

07 - Nov - 2019
"Monied Reliance Jio" is an important reason for the crisis of Indian Telecom Sector..

Marten Pieters, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vodafone India, has said that for most foreign investors, it has been a bad dream to do business in India. One of the important reasons cited by Pieters, for this bad dream is the entry of “monied Reliance Jio”. Vodafone India ran into huge loss and has already merged itself with Idea. Now, informed sources say that, Vodafone will leave it’s India business, because of huge losses in terms of money and customers. It is important to note that, in his statement, the former CEO of Vodafone India has stated that the Indian Telecom Sector is in a bad shape, with debt of over Rs.7 lakh crore. An important reason for this situation is “a new player seemingly having access to infinite money”. This new player seemingly having access to infinite money is none other than Reliance Jio.

[Source: The Economic Times, 05.11.2019]

07 - Nov - 2019
One more contract worker commits suicide, due to non-payment of wages for the past 10 months.

The wages of the contract workers are not paid by BSNL for the past 10 months. Despite BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF organising struggles, the issue remains unsettled. In the mean time, many contract workers have committed suicide because of the financial strain caused due to the non-payment of wages. It is extremely disturbing to note that, one more contract worker has committed suicide in Kerala circle yesterday. Com. Ramakrishnan, who was also a physically challenged person, committed suicide inside MDF room at Nilambur Exchange in Malappuram district. BSNLEU expresses it’s heartfelt condolences to the family members of Com.Ramakrishnan.

07 - Nov - 2019
Expeditious formation of circle and local councils.

It is already one and half months since Corporate Office letters for granting recognition, as well as formation of councils, are issued. CHQ has already given direction that all the circle as well as local councils should be formed expeditiously. However, it is observed that, nominations have come only for a few circle and district councils so far. Hence, CHQ requests all the remaining circle secretaries, as well as district secretaries, to immediately send the nominations.

07 - Nov - 2019
AUAB to meet CMD BSNL today.

A meeting has been arranged between the AUAB and CMD BSNL at 03:30 pm today. In today’s meeting, the AUAB will raise the issues of implementation of revival package approved by the Cabinet, payment of salary for the month of October, 2019, remittance of deductions made from employees’ salaries from May, 2019, coping of the workload that is likely to arise after the implementation of the VRS, etc.

07 - Nov - 2019
BSNL provides 12.70 lakh new mobile connections in October, 2019.

As per the letter of Director (CM) BSNL, dated 05th November, 2019, BSNL has provided 12.70 lakh new mobile connections in October, 2019. In this, Kerala circle has come first by providing 1,15,116 mobile connections and Andhra Pradesh has come second with 99,514 mobile connections. Percentage wise, J&K circle stands first, by achieving 206% of the target and Andhra Pradesh comes second by achieving 100% of the target.

07 - Nov - 2019
Hindi translation of "AUAB circular containing the decisions taken in it's meeting held on 06-11-2019."

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06 - Nov - 2019
VRS is complete cessation of the relationship between the employer and the employee - thus employees who go on VRS are not entitled for Pay Revision given retrospectively.

Some employees are raising the doubt, whether employees who go on VRS are entitled for Pay Revision. A judgement delivered by the Delhi High Court on 26th February, 2017, in the Sanjay Behari vs. IFCI Ltd. case, has said that employees who go on VRS are not entitled for any Pay Revision given retrospectively, for the period when they were in service. The relevant portion of the judgements says as follows:-

It is (VRS) a package deal of give and take. That is why in business world it is known as "Golden Handshake". The main purpose of paying this amount is to bring about a complete cessation of the jural relationship between the employer and the employee. After the amount is paid and the employee ceases to be under the employment of the company or the undertaking, he leaves with all his rights and there is no question of his again agitating for any kind of his past rights, with his erstwhile employer including making any claim with regard to enhancement of pay scale for an earlier period.

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06 - Nov - 2019
Hindi translation of "VRS is complete cessation of the relationship between the employer and the employee - thus employees who go on VRS are not entitled for Pay Revision given retrospectively."

VRS का मतलब नियोक्ता और कर्मचारी के बीच संबंधों की पूर्ण इतिश्री (समाप्ति) है....इस अनुसार, जो कर्मचारी VRS पर जाएंगे उन्हें पूर्व प्रभाव से देय पे रिवीजन की पात्रता नही होगी...

कुछ कर्मचारी आशंका व्यक्त कर रहें हैं कि जो कर्मचारी VRS पर जाएंगे, क्या उन्हें पे रिवीजन की पात्रता होगी। दिल्ली हाइकोर्ट द्वारा 26 फरवरी 2017 को संजय बिहारी विरुद्ध IFCI लिमिटेड के प्रकरण में दिए गए जजमेंट के अनुसार जो कर्मचारी VRS पर जाएंगे उन्हें उनके सेवाकाल की अवधि के लिए पूर्व प्रभाव से देय पे रिवीजन की पात्रता नही होगी। इससे संबंधित जजमेंट निम्नानुसार है:-

यह (VRS) आदान प्रदान हेतु एक पैकेज डील है। इसी लिए व्यावसायिक क्षेत्र (business world) में इसे "गोल्डन हैंडशेक" के नाम से जाना जाता है। इस राशि के भुगतान का आशय ही नियोक्ता और कर्मचारी के बीच विधिक संबंधों की पूर्ण समाप्ति है। एक बार भुगतान हो जाने पर एवं कर्मचारी के कंपनी या उपक्रम के अधीन कार्यरत न रहने पर , वह अपने पूर्व नियोक्ता से अपने सभी अधिकारों का परित्याग कर देता है, और उसके पूर्व के अधिकारों की प्राप्ति हेतु उसे किसी भी प्रकार से उद्वेलित (agitating) होने का प्रश्न ही नही है, जिसमें पूर्व समयावधि के पे स्केल में वृद्धि की मांग करना भी शामिल है।

06 - Nov - 2019
Views of the Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, UP(East) circle, held at Lucknow on 05.11.2019.

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05 - Nov - 2019
The Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, UP(East), being held enthusiastically at Lucknow.

The Circle Executive Committee meeting of UP(East) circle is being held at Lucknow today. Com.D.N.Tripati, Circle President is presiding. Com.Premnath Rai, General Secretary, CITU, inaugurated the meeting and spoke in detail about the anti-worker policies of the Modi government and also about the decision of the Central Trade Unions to organise a one day General Strike on 8th January,2020. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, addressed the meeting and explained about the decisions of the Ghaziabad CEC meeting, various aspects of the Revival Package of BSNL, approved by the Cabinet, VRS and the need to make the 8th January,2020 General Strike a success in BSNL. The meeting was greeted by Com.K.R.Yadav, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA. The report on activities was placed by Com.R.K.Mishra, Circle Secretary. Deliberations by the Committee members started after the lunch break and is continuing.

04 - Nov - 2019
This is the last opportunity for the revival of BSNL - says Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister for Communications, to the leaders of the unions and associations.

A meeting has been arranged today, between Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister for Communications and the unions & associations of BSNL, at Sanchar Bhawan. Apart from the Hon’ble Minister, Shri Anshu Prakash, Secretary, Telecom, Shri Navneeth Gupta, Joint Secretary (Admn.), DoT and Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), BSNL, were also present. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, represented BSNLEU in the meeting. A bouquet was presented to the Hon’ble Minister, on behalf of the AUAB. In his address, the Hon’ble Minister stated that the BSNL revival package, that has been approved by the Cabinet, is the last opportunity to revive the PSU and that everyone should ensure the early revival of BSNL. The Minister reiterated that he has consciously given a loud and clear message that, BSNL will not be closed down, disinvested or handed over to a third party. He also stated that BSNL is having vast assets which can be monetised. The Hon’ble Minister further stated that, the various departments would be requested to use BSNL’s services. As regards VRS, the Hon’ble Minister repeatedly told that it should be made a success. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convenor, AUAB, thanked the Hon’ble Minister for his best efforts in getting BSNL’s revival package approved by the Cabinet. He pointed out that the unions & associations of BSNL have launched various movements in the past, like “Customer Delight Year”, “Service With A Smile” and “BSNL At Your Door Steps”, for strengthening BSNL. He assured that similar steps would be taken now also to revive BSNL. Com.P.Abhimanyu also pointed out the press statement made by the Hon’ble Minister, has clearly stated that, VRS would be purely voluntary. Whereas, fear is sought to be created among the employees by stating that, retirement age would be reduced to 58 years, after implementation of VRS, he complained.  Com.Chandeshwar Singh, GS, NFTE & Chairman, AUAB, Com.Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com.S. Sivakumar, GS, AIBSNLEA and Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, also raised various issues related to the revival of BSNL.

04 - Nov - 2019
Hindi translation of "This is the last opportunity for the revival of BSNL - says Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister for Communications, to the leaders of the unions and associations."

BSNL के रिवाइवल के लिए यह अंतिम अवसर है... कहा श्री रविशंकर प्रसाद, माननीय संचार मंत्री ने यूनियन्स और एसोसिएशन्स के लीडर्स से....
आज संचार भवन में श्री रविशंकर प्रसाद, माननीय संचार मंत्री और BSNL की यूनियन्स और एसोसिएशन्स के बीच मीटिंग आयोजित की गई। माननीय मंत्री महोदय के अलावा श्री अंशु प्रसाद, सेक्रेटरी टेलीकॉम, श्री नवनीत गुप्ता, जॉइंट सेक्रेटरी (Admn), श्री अरविंद वडनेरकर, डायरेक्टर (एच आर), BSNL भी उपस्थित थे। मीटिंग में कॉम पी अभिमन्यु, जीएस और कॉम स्वपन चक्रबोर्ती, डिप्टी जीएस ने BSNLEU का प्रतिनिधित्व किया। AUAB की ओरसे माननीय मंत्री महोदय को पुष्पगुच्छ (bouquet) दिया गया। अपने उद्बोधन में, माननीय मंत्री महोदय ने कहा कि कैबिनेट द्वारा अनुमोदित BSNL रिवाइवल पैकेज, PSU के पुनरुद्धार हेतु अंतिम अवसर है और सभी को BSNL का जल्द से जल्द रिवाइवल सुनिश्चित करना चाहिए। मंत्रीजी ने पुनः दोहराया कि उन्होंने काफी सोच समझ कर स्पष्ट रूप से कहा है कि BSNL बंद नही होगा, विनिवेश नही होगा और किसी भी थर्ड पार्टी को सौंपा नही जाएगा। उन्होंने यह भी कहा कि BSNL के पास अथाह संपदा है जिसका मुद्रीकरण किया जा सकता है।  माननीय मंत्री महोदय ने आगे यह भी कहा कि विभिन्न विभागों को BSNL की सेवाओं का उपयोग करने हेतु अनुरोध किया जाएगा। VRS के संबंध में उन्होंने बार बार यही कहा कि इसे सफल बनाना चाहिए। कॉम पी अभिमन्यु, जीएस, BSNLEU और कन्वेनर AUAB ने माननीय मंत्रीजी को उनके द्वारा  BSNL के रिवाइवल पैकेज को कैबिनेट से अनुमोदित कराने हेतु किए गए भरसक प्रयासों के लिए धन्यवाद दिया। उन्होंने यह संज्ञान में लाया कि BSNL की सुदृढ़ता के लिए पूर्व में BSNL की यूनियन्स और एसोसिएशन्स द्वारा "कस्टमर डिलाइट ईयर", "सर्विस विथ ए स्माइल", और "बीएसएनएल एट योर डोर स्टेप" जैसे कई कार्यक्रम शुरू किए गए थे। उन्होंने आश्वस्त किया कि BSNL के पुनरुत्थान हेतु अब भी ऐसे ही कदम उठाए जाएंगे। कॉम पी अभिमन्यु ने यह भी संज्ञान में लाया कि माननीय मंत्री महोदय द्वारा जारी प्रेस विज्ञप्ति में यह स्पष्ट रूप से कहा गया है कि VRS पूर्ण रूपेण स्वैच्छिक होगा। जबकि, कर्मचारियों में यह कह कर भय निर्मित करने की कोशिश की जा रही है कि VRS के क्रियान्वयन पश्चात रिटायरमेंट की आयु सीमा घटा कर 58 वर्ष कर दी जाएगी, उन्होंने शिकायत दर्ज की। कॉम चंदेश्वर सिंह, GS, NFTE और चेयरमैन, कॉम सेबेस्टियन,GS, SNEA, कॉम एस सिवकुमार,GS, AIBSNLEA और कॉम सुरेश कुमार,GS, BSNL MS ने भी BSNL के रिवाइवल के संबंध में विभिन्न मुद्दों को उठाया।