Meeting with Sri Rakesh Garg, Secretary DoT on 16.07.2015: Core committee members of the Forum met Secrtary DoT and had a review meeting of the issues raised in the agitation notice and the discussions held on 01.05.2015.
On payment of USO subsidy, Secretary informed that Telecom Commission in the last meeting approved the proposal of payment of Rs 1250 recommended by TRAI for 2012-13. Now the proposal will go to the cabinet for effecting the payment. We thanked him for the settlement of this issue as assured to us.
BWA spectrum refund: The proposal of refund of Rs 830 Crores for which budget allocation received from Finance Ministry is under process for reimbursement to BSNL. By this all the payments upto 2013-14 will be completed and the total reimbursement will be Rs 930 Cr including the earlier payment of Rs 100 Cr. BSNL didn’t paid licence fee etc due for 2014-15 which comes around Rs 2200 Crores.
Proposed merger of BSNL and MTNL, media news: Secretary informed that Govt not taken any decision in this regard and in case Govt takes a decision for merger, the concerns raised by the employees will be addressed and no decision will be taken which is harmful to BSNL or MTNL.
78.2% benefit to Pensioners: On this matter, Secretary immediately spoken to Member(Fin) and directed to send DO letter to concerned Secretaries under the signature of Secretary, DoT.
Reimbursement of salary etc from TERM Cell etc: Secretary informed that it is under process.
On the proposal of referring pension revision to next PRC, meeting with Member(Services) will be held on Monday. (SNEA Website).