Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener Forum and President BSNLCCWF met Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL today, 19-03-2015, and discussed the following:

First of all, Com.Namboodiri expressed his happiness that BSNL is considered as the 10th biggest company with maximum assets.

1. Starting of WiFi in cities and other important places in co-ordination with the Corporations/government: As agreement has been made between the NDMC New Delhi and Indus Towers for providing WiFi in Delhi, BSNL can start providing the same with co-ordination with the Corporations and government. CMD stated that already such proposals are being mooted out in some circles. That will be processed.

2. Reduced Market Share of BSNL: Com. Namboodiri  as per the latest statistics, many of the circles are far below even the average market share of BSNL. Urgent steps are required to improve the position. CMD stated that urgent action is being taken to improve the position.

3. Implementation of labour laws for the casual contract workers: Com. Namboodiri pointed out the non-payment of minimum wages, non-implementation of EPF, ESI etc. Specifically he mentioned about the problem in Haldwani in Utterakhand where workers are retrenched for demanding minimum wage etc. CMD assured he will look in to all the matters connected with the same.