Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
ஊழல் அதிகாரிகளின் ஊதாரித்தனமான செலவுகளைக் குறைக்க வக்கற்ற நிர்வாகம், ஊழியர்களுக்குக் கிடைக்கின்ற சிறிய சலுகைகளையும், எழுத்து மூலம் உத்தரவாதம் அளிக்கப்பட்டு ஊழியர்கள் அனுபவித்து வரும் ஊழியர் நலத்திட்டங்களிலும், சிக்கன நடவடிக்கை என்று கைவைப்பதைக் கண்டித்து ஆர்ப்பரிக்க, அதன்மூலம் ஊழியர்களின் கொந்தளிப்பை நிர்வாகத்துக்கு உணர்த்திட, நமது தேசிய சங்கம் விடுத்த அறைகூவலை ஏற்று நாடெங்கும் செப்டம்பர் 13ம் நாள் எழுச்சி மிகு ஆர்ப்பாட்டங்கள் நடைபெற்றன. ஊழியர்கள் பெருந்திரளாய்க் கலந்துகொண்டு நிர்வாகம் பிறப்பித்துள்ள அநியாய உத்தரவுக்குத் தங்கள் எதிர்ப்பைத் தெரியப் படுத்தியுள்ளனர். தமிழ் மாநில சங்கம் சென்னை தொலைபேசி மாநில சங்கங்கள் இணைந்து சென்னையில் அண்ணா சாலை தமிழ்மாநிலப் பொதுமேலாளர் அலுவலகம் முன்பு நடத்திய இந்த ஆர்ப்பாட்டத்தில் NFTE தோழர்களும் பெருமளவில் கலந்து கொண்டர். இந்த ஆர்ப்பாட்டத்திற்கு சென்னை மாநில தலைவர் திரு இராதாகிருஷ்ணனும், தமிழ்மாநிலத் துணைத் தலைவர் திரு பார்த்தசாரதியும் கூட்டுத் தலைமை ஏற்றனர். சம்மேளன துணைச் செயலரும், சென்னை மாநிலச் செயலருமான திரு லிங்கமூர்த்தி, தமிழ்மாநிலச் செயலர் திரு சந்திரசேகரன், தமிழ்மாநிலப் பொருளாளர் திரு சாய்ராம், NFTE மாநிலச் செயலர் திரு பட்டாபி, BSNL DEU leader திரு குணசேகரன் ஆகியோர் கலந்து கொண்டு சிறப்புரை ஆற்றினர். சென்னை மாநில கௌரவத் தலைவர் திரு கிருஷ்ணமூர்த்தி நன்றி கூறினார்.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
MTNL chairman warns pay cut around 20-30% ! For BSNL???
Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 0041 hrs IST
Mumbai: State-run telecom major Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has taken a tough stand on the employees’ performance issue.
The company’s top management has warned employees that there may be a cut in pay in future if they fail to improve their performance as per the company’s expectations. “We have been warned by our chairman to work hard with a motivation to improve our performance, failing which we may face a pay cut of around 20-30 per cent in the future,” a senior official told The Indian Express.
MTNL chairman and managing director, Kuldip Singh, confirmed the move, but declined to comment on the percentage of pay cut. “The move is to bring out motivation among employees to work hard for the company and generate revenues. As far as pay cut is concerned, we don’t want to do until and unless there is compelling situation for us in the future,” Singh said.
In response to an issue raised by the MTNL Executive Association on managerial efforts to improve the financial position of the company, an emergency meeting was held on September 3, in New Delhi.
All senior officials of the company were present at the meeting and all issues related to the financial status of the company including employees’ performance were discussed.
The MTNL chief said at the meeting that all the stake holders should make some collective efforts to improve the financial position of the company which had worsened.
“There is still lot of potential in the company. Only thing required is thrust to rise to the occasion and commit to ourselves to turn around the company. We have been observing that the staff cost is almost equal to the total revenue of the company. Other expenses like licence fees, operation and administration expenses, revenue sharing charges, interest on loans etc are met through borrowings,” Singh said.
Keeping the poor financial health in mind, the company has also decided on a strategy to generate more revenue from 3G, Broadband Wireless Association (BWA) and outsourcing.
“The management is in the process to finalise the deals of franchises and outsourcing and expects around Rs 1,300 crore — Rs 500 crore through franchises of 3G, Rs 500 crore through franchises of BWA and Rs 300 crore through outsourcing of spare capacity,” Singh said.
BSNL also is in same boat , It had suffered a major loss of Rs.2,725 crore on revenue of Rs.31,738 crore in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011 compare to net loss of Rs.1,823 crore on revenue of Rs.32,046 crore in 2009-2010.
But BSNL is the leader in fixed line broadband thanks to its landline connections spread across the country. BSNL's broadband revenues stood at Rs 895.38 crore for the quarter ending June 2011. BSNL competes with Airtel (0.58 crore revenue), Aircel (Rs 20.87 crore), Sify (13.24 crore), Tata Internet Services (Rs 4.10 crore), Tulip Telecom (Rs 16.71 crore) and Vodafone Spacetel (Rs 5.53 crore).
It also has a huge salary bill which eats into 42% of its revenue. Every year, the salary bill rises by close to 10% and this year it is expected to pay Rs 15,000 crore as wages. On the other hand, the private operators pay just about 5-6% of their revenue as salary.
BSNL chairman & managing director RK Upadhayay had already directed all circle heads to go on a revenue maximisation drive, failing which fund allocations would be stand frozen. Each circle head was told to expand business on a war-footing and achieve a minimum 25% revenue growth this fiscal
In turn "Out of the 24 circles a few of the circles have already started showing good performance on gross revenue basis between the range of 14 per cent to 18 per cent. West Bengal is showing a growth of 18 per cent, Maharashtra is giving returns of 15.5 per cent, and Orissa and UP are showing growth of 14 per cent,"
"Still there are circles, including Uttaranchal, North East, Punjab and Haryana, which are still not performing well and they have to tighten up their belts”
Friday, September 9, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
No. 7-812001/EF/Part/l Dated 05-09-2011.
All Head of Telecom Circles / Metro Districts
Sub: Expenditure Control in BSNL
Keeping in view the financial condition of BSNL, the competent authority has decided to
modify the eligibility criteria for items mentioned hereunder:
1). Medical Expenditure: All outdoor treatment facilities under BSNLMRS will be "with
vouchers" only. The facility of "without voucher" is withdrawn w.e.f. 1st October 2011.
Those who have opted for "without vouchers" during the financial year 2011-12, can avail
the benefit for "with voucher" for 6 months proportionately. The number of bills for
outdoor treatment may increase and the units should make arrangement for payment of
these bills without delay. This applies to BSNL pensioners also.
The indoor facility under BSNLMRS will continue without any change.
2). LTC: Keeping in view financial position, the competent authority has approved the
withdrawal of Leave Encashment while availing All India LTC / Home Town LTC for all
categories of BSNL employees including absorbed/directly recruited, on deputation/
All India LTC is frozen for two years for all BSNL employees and officers except those
who are retiring during this period but Home Town LTC shall continue.
Freezing of LTC and withdrawal of Leave Encashment linked to All lndia LTC and Home
Town LTC, are with immediate effect .
2 PPS/PS to all Directors of BSNL Board/ EDs'
3.All PGMs/ Sr.GMs/ GMs, BSNL Corporate office.
4.IFAs in the Offices of all CGMs T elecom Circles / Metro Districts.
5.Dy Manager( Cash)/ (PayB i l l )/ (L & A) BSNL Corporate Off ice, New Delhi
6 DG, P&T Audit
7.All recognized Associations/Union of BSNL.