Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, former Convener, Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations and Patron BSNLEU met Smt. Aruna Sunderarajan, Administrator, USOF today, 9th June 2015 and requested that the Rs. 1,250 crore allotted for BSNL for 2012-13 be paid at the earliest. Administrator told that USOF had cleared the same and it is for the DOT to pay. Com. Namboodiri met Smt. Annie Moraes, Member (Finance) and Shri V.Umashanker, Joint Secretary(T) and pointed out the urgency of payment of both the above, since BSNL is having no funds to purchase equipments, when a large number of applications for landlines are being generated due to the new schemes announced by the BSNL like free roaming, free night calls etc.
Joint Secretary (T) stated that the DOT is fully aware of the requirement. After the meeting of the Secretary, DOT with the Forum on 1st May 2015, process for the same has started. He expressed the hope that a decision in the matter will be taken soon.