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New Delhi, August 3: A National Convention of BSNL Employees on “Revival of BSNL” was held on 3rd August 2013 at Mavlankar Hall, New Delhi, participated by more than 1,000 delegates from all over India. The Convention was organised under the auspices of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations, which is the umbrella organisation of the Unions/Associations of non-executives and executives in BSNL.

The Convention was presided over by C.Singh, President of the Forum. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, Forum, presented the Declaration of the Convention on how to revive BSNL so that better service is provided to the consumers. S/Shri Gurudas Dasgupta, M.P., General Secretary, AITUC, B.N.Rai, General Secretary, BMS, Swadesh Dev Roy, Secretary, CITU, Dr. Udit Raj, Chairman, All India SC/ST employees Confederation, Thomas John, Org. Secretary, INTUC, Animesh Mitra, Dy. GS, BSNLEU, C.K.Mathivanan, Dy. GS, NFTE, K.Sebastin, SG, SNEA, Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, K.Jayaprakash, GS, FNTO, Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNLMS, R.Venkatraman, GS, TEPU & LPF, N.D.Ram, President, SEWA BSNL, S.V.S.Subrahmanyam, GS BTEU BSNL and R.P.Sharma, President BSNLOA addressed.

After discussion, the Declaration was unanimously adopted which demanded the government to honour and implement its assurances to the BSNL made at the time of corporatisation like reimbursement of licence fee, payment of ADC, liberal subsidy from USO Fund towards loss making connections in villages and rural areas as part of the social commitment of the government. It wanted an efficient management to run the organisation. It also called upon the workers to work with commitment and devotion so that a better service is provided.
The Convention also decided to organise circle and SSA level conventions to propagate the proposals and suggestions of the Forum for a better service. The Forum will decide further programmes later.