Connecting BSNL Employees / Subscribers 4 Growth of BSNL: April 2012

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Trai proposes support to BSNL for running rural services

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Telecom regulator Trai has proposed providing a financial support of Rs 2,750 crore to cash-strapped BSNL for two years to maintain rural wireline connections that were installed before April 1, 2002.
"It is proposed that support to BSNL may be continued for two years for sustenance of rural wireline connections installed before April 1, 2002," Trai said in a consultation paper on support for rural wireline connections installed before April 1, 2002.

Mobile towers in Naxal zones

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After losing over 200 telephone exchanges/towers in Maoists' attacks in the past five years, the government is planning to install 2,200 mobile towers in nine Naxal-affected states to overcome 'connectivity' problems by the end of this year. Public sector Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will implement this plan in remote inaccessible areas in Red zones in consultation with states and central security forces.

Short calls from BSNL CDMA to get costlier from May 1

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Come May 1, short-duration calls being made from the BSNL's CDMA to other CDMA connections of the same company will become a bit costlier. As per the existing call rates, the state-run telco charges 25 paise per minute. However, under the new scheme, the company will be charging one paisa per two minutes, which will result in 30 paise per minute, thus making call charges costlier by 5 paise per minute.

BSNL to pay damages 13 years after phone caused two deaths

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AHMEDABAD: Gujarat State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has told Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to pay a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to a customer in Godhra for delay in fixing damaged telephone lines. The recent judgment came after a wait of 13 years for the telecom behemoth's consumer.
Series of events started on March 18, 1999, when Shyama Devi from Uttar Pradesh visiting her daughter

COAI slams Trai proposal on 2G pricing

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NEW DELHI: The industry lobby representing GSM operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and BSNL on Wednesday alleged that the sector regulator's latest recommendations on spectrum pricing would destroy level-playing field in the industry as they favored dual technology players like Tata Teleservices and Reliance Communications.

Secure Phone for classified communication from June

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NEW DELHI: The government plans to introduce Secure Phone, which has special security feature for intra-governmental classified communications, from June, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.
"C-DOT has developed Secure Phone for intra governmental classified communications, which will provide end to end encryption for security of the communication. The phones are planned to be introduced from June 2012," Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora informed Lok Sabha.

TDSAT reserves judgement on telcos' 3G roaming pacts

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Telecom tribunal TDSAT has reserved judgement over the plea of cellular operators challenging the government's directive to stop intra-circle roaming on their 3G networks.
The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal bench, headed by its Chairman Justice S B Sinha, concluded hearing on the plea of the operators around 10 days back.

Rs 15000cr for telecom in region

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A Rs 15,000 crore plan to augment telecom connectivity in the Northeast has been tentatively worked out by theNational Advisory Council.
A working group of the council, mandated with the task of providing answers to the challenges of the Northeast, has identified health, telecommunication, civil aviation, higher education and access to financial services as the major areas of concern for the region.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited employees promoting rival cos?

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NAGPUR: Are employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) busy promoting broadband and landline services offered by rival telecom companies?
Sources have told TOI that executives of the public sector telecom operator have started advising customers to switch over to private operators for uninterrupted and better services.
"BSNL has been making tall claims about extending its broadband services to every part of the city without any problem but it has failed to attend to hundreds of complaints regarding poor connectivity," said a customer.

COAI slams Trai proposal on 2G pricing

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NEW DELHI: The industry lobby representing GSM operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and BSNL on Wednesday alleged that the sector regulator's latest recommendations on spectrum pricing would destroy level-playing field in the industry as they favored dual technology players like Tata Teleservices and Reliance Communications.

BSNL borrowed Rs 1,320 cr for capex in 2011-12

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NEW DELHI: State-run BSNL borrowed Rs 1,320.47 crore from the market to meet capital expenditure during 2011-12, Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora has said.

"BSNL has fully met its operational expenses through internal accruals during financial year 2011-12. However, for capex authorisations, market borrowings were partially resorted to, which stood at Rs 1,320.47 crore as on March 31, 2012," Deora said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Spectrum auction: Trai base price is 10 times more than 2008 rate

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NEW DELHI: Telecom regulator Trai on Monday set Rs 3,622.18 crore as base or minimum price for pan-India spectrum in the auction of radio waves which is to be held following the Supreme Court cancelling 122 licences. The minimum or base price set is around 10 times higher than the floor price at which the former telecom minister A Raja had allocated spectrum and telecom licences to companies like Unitech Wireless and Swan in 2008.

Switching operators is not that easy

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A few million mobile users who want to ‘port' don't find it that easy to shift to another operator.
The current provider doesn't want to let them go, while the new provider is ready to do everything to draw them in – including special offers.
Walk into any customer service stores of telecom companies and executives roll out plans specifically aimed at customers threatening to port their number to another operator.

Trai makes per second billing mandatory

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New Delhi: The telecom regulator on Friday mandated all mobile phone companies to offer 'per second billing' option to their customers. The regulator said all operators must have at least one tariff plan that provides per second billing, while adding that telcos could offer up to 25 different tariff plans in total to their customers.

TRAI Increases Processing Fee, Now Pay Rs. 1 more For Every Mobile Recharge above Rs. 20

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India’s prepaid mobile service subscribers now will have to pay an extra Rs. 1 every time they recharge or Top-Up their prepaid account for more than Rs. 20. This appears to be a setback for more than 90% mobile service users in the county.

BSNL 3G Data Plans Revised, More Benefits To 3G Data Customers

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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) the pan-India 3G mobile service provider has revised its prepaid and postpaid 3G Data plans, added more benefits for its 3G data customers. Now BSNL  offering India’s cheapest and affordable 3G plans like 1 GB 3G data for Rs. 300,  2GB 3G data for Rs. 500, 3GB 3G Data for  Rs. 600 with 90 days validity, 5 GB 3G Data for  Rs. 750 (Home and Roam) .

Exclusive: BSNL Intros New Roam Free Plan, Free Incoming Call on National Roaming

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BSNL’s Mobile customers who are frequent travelers have another reason to rejoice to stay connected with their beloved once with Unlimited Free Incoming Calls facility while National Roaming across India.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today announced the launch of “New Roam Free Plan’ for Rs. 150 which offers Free  Unlimited Incoming calls facility,  6000 seconds for OnNet and off-net calls ,3000 Seconds for 3G Video Calls and 50 National and Local SMS benefits The new plan will be available for all prepaid subscribers across India from 1st May, 2012.

BSNL Recovery Plan To Sue 25,000 Defaulters

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012:  It's pay back time! Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is set to take it hard on the defaulters devouring the company's money for over a decade. According to a senior BSNL officer, 110 million has to be recovered from lease lines, out of which 60 million is due on private telecom players and 70 million from the customers who have used landline, WLL and cell phone services. 

BSNL, Dimension Data to offer data centre services

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State-run BSNL launched its Internet Data Centres (BSNL IDC) in partnership with Dimension Data and is targetting revenues of Rs 100 crore in the first year. 
BSNL will offer managed co-location, managed hosting and cloud services through these IDCs, which have been built by Dimension Data for BSNL. 

Fire in BSNL Bhopal office disturb Landline, Mobile and Broadband services

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BSNL Land-line, mobile and Broadband connectivity of the Bhopal subscribers disturbed after a major fire broke out in the BSNL city exchange in Royal Market area of the old city. A number of fire engines rushed to the spot. As many as sixteen fire personnel suffered injuries while trying to control the blaze and were rushed to a private hospital. The blaze started on top floor of the office early in the morning possibly due to short-circuit and soon assumed alarming proportions, they said."The incident affected the functioning of the telecommunication equipment which, in turn, impacted mobile and internet services in the city," BSNL spokesman Manish Shrivastava said.  When about a dozen fire tenders from the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and BHEL area were not able to bring the fire under control, four fire tenders from the nearby army area were called, BSNL spokesman said. Cables and other gadgets worth crores of rupees were gutted.

TRAI recommends district-level telecom operators in new unified license

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Overruling objections by big telecom operators, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended allowing district-level operators.
Anyone, including local cable operators, will now be able to offer landline and mobile, Internet and other services after paying the Rs 10 lakh entry fee per district, if the recommendations are accepted by the Government.
In addition, there will also be a national-level license, saving operators the trouble of applying for a license in every state.
Taking a different approach to the wireless-is-everything thinking, the Indian telecom regulator TRAI also pushed for strong roll-out and incentives for fibre optic networks in the country.

India Telecom Regulator Proposes Single License

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India's telecommunications regulator Monday proposed the government should allow all telecom services under one license and charge an entry fee of 150 million rupees ($2.9 million) for a permit covering the whole country, in an effort to simplify the process for companies wanting to enter the sector.

Indian Police Finds Suspect on Facebook

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The Times of India reports that Facebook helped Indore police crack a theft case where two students had picked up a motor-bike from a shopping mall in the city.
The news report says that the CCTV cameras installed in the parking area captured the image of thieves. The duo had done some shopping inside the mall and “guessing them as students, police tried to find out the accused on Facebook and traced them to Bhopal. “

How to Find the Sender Location in Gmail

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When John sends an email message to Elizabeth, the IP address of the sender (John’s computer) is included in the header of the outgoing email message. The receiver (Elizabeth) can then perform a simple geo-lookup against that IP address to find the approximate geographic location of the message sender.
Both Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail include IP addresses in outgoing message headers but if John is sending an email address using Gmail, or Gmail for Google Apps, his IP address won’t be included in the message.

How to find Train Location - India

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The Indian Railways operates nearly 11,000 trains everyday and you can use their website – trainenquiry.com – to know the current running status of any train. You can either enter the the name of the train, or the train number if you remember it, and the system will tell you whether that particular train is delayed or running on time.
That’s good to know but where exactly is your train?

BSNL Today - whom to blame?

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We must understand clearly that BSNL with its present assets base, employee strength and country-wide presence should have been able to generate at least Rs.20000/- crore annual profits while providing the best quality services to the people of our country. Just think how much public resources have been employed in BSNL. Is it generating the required returns? The answer is “NO”. Rather we can say that BSNL generates negative returns; thus, resources are being wasted and its opportunity cost is huge for our country.

How to convert BSNL into a world class organisation (Part-4)

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Introduction:
How the subject matter of this article helps convert BSNL into a world class company?
v  By extracting performance from employees by giving essential & qualitative training
v  By reducing training costs,
v  By motivating employees to learn from work & to be able to work

BSNL Management, recognizing the training needs of its employees, has formulated a training policy. Many letters on the training policy and related guidelines have been issued. The striking aspects of these initiatives are:

How to convert BSNL into a world class organisation (Part-3)

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Introduction
Some people may think of audit as something carried out because of legal or administrative compulsions without any value addition capability to organisation’s processes. But the truth is – audit is a technique of managerial control over the affairs of the organisation. It can increase efficiency and prevent mismanagement, wastage and loss. In this article a commonsense approach attempt is made to understand how various audits BSNL can be used to its advantage.

How to convert BSNL into a world class organisation (Part-2)

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Business Process Re-engineering

In BSNL Advanced management concepts/techniques/systems cannot work, without improving the very fundamental or rudimentary aspects of “organising”.

In any organisation, things are so interrelated & interdependent that a wrong thing in one area shall affect another area.

“Business Process Re-engineering” (BPR) is a must for BSNL. This is a powerful management concept/technique.

How to Convert BSNL into A World Class Organisation (PART-1)

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There are many things to do. But before we do big things, we must do a lot of basic things which will be the foundation upon which we can do further innovative things.

Dog, lion and monkey

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Once, a dog lost his way deep into the jungle.
He almost fainted to see a lion coming straight to him at a very near distant.
“I will be dead today”, thought he.

MultiChannel Marketing System- Conflicts, Cooperation & Competition

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As you are all aware that BSNL has started MultiChannel Marketing System to
reach one or more customer segments by appointing Franchisee, Direct Selling
Agents for Door to Door Selling, Rural Distributors (RDs), E-Pin Distributors etc. Besides
these BSNL has made Sale Teams for Sale of BSNL Products to Retailers which are not
supplied by the franchisees and also depute other staffs for sale of BSNL products in
Rural Area on every Friday & Saturday.

Know more of your mobile phone

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Know more about your mobile phone
There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.  
Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an  emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it

BSNL To Lose Mini Navratna Status

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State-owned BSNL is set to lose some of its financial and functional autonomy as the Centre plans to strip the public sector company of its special status as a 'mini navratna'.
This comes as the PSU has recorded a whopping loss of 6,384 crore for the year-ended March 2011, capping a series of dismal results in the last four years that saw the erstwhile monopoly being reduced to a bit player in the fast growing market.

Will the BSNL-MTNL merger work?

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Finally, it seems to be happening. After a long wait, the two public sector telecom entities, BSNL and MTNL, have been given the nod for a merger.

DoT panel sees merit in merger of BSNL, MTNL.

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The Department of Telecom has told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology that the proposal to merge BSNL and MTNL makes sense. 

'आकाश' पर जोधपुर-मुंबई आईआईटी के बीच छिड़ा युद्ध

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दुनिया के सबसे सस्ते टैबलेट आकाश को लेकर जोधपुर और मुंबई आईआईटी के बीच शीत-युद्ध शुरू हो गया है। मुंबई आईआईटी ने केंद्र सरकार को शिकायत करते हुए कहा है कि जोधपुर आईआईटी उसे आकाश टैबलेट बनाए जाने का दायित्व देने से खुश नहीं है और आकाश उनके हाथ से छीन जाए इसके लिए नित नए बखेड़ा खड़ा करने की चेष्टा कर रहा है।

Prices of BlackBerry services hiked By BSNL, thanks to service tax hike

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If you are a BlackBerry user with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) then this news is a bit of a costly affair for you because BSNL has today announced a revision in its tariff related to all the BlackBerry Plans. 

बिना इजाजत कौन भेज रहा दोस्ती का sms, होगी जांच

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हिसार. बीएसएनएल नंबरों पर निगम के नाम पर भेजे जाने वाले मैसेज को लेकर अब तक मूक रहे अधिकारियों ने कार्रवाई का मन बनाया है। सोमवार को जीएम दफ्तर की टीम इसके बारे में जानकारी जुटाने में लगी रही कि आखिरकार किसके द्वारा उपभोक्ताओं को बिना इजाजत दोस्ती के मैसेज भेजे जा रहे हैं।  

Join us : BSNL single Plateform Editorials

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Dear all BSNL Friends,
http://joinbsnl.blogspot.com/ We are here to bring all BSNL employees on single plateform irrespective of cadres.  All we are committed to provide our best effort for providing Telecom services to all subscribers. In last few month & after launching of MNP , we have observed that more peoples are coming in to BSNL. All these subscribers are welcomed & highly satisfied with BSNL services as compared to their previous operators. Now our efforts should be to bring more subscribers in to BSNL by providing sufficient awareness about the services.

DoT proposes new numbering plan

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With CDMA mobile subscriptions growth slowing, the Department of Telecom is planning to allow GSM players to share the number series starting with 92 and 93.
At present, the 92 number series is used by Tata Teleservices and the 93 series is used by Reliance Communications for CDMA services. 

BSNL नंबरों पर लड़कियां देती हैं दोस्ती का ऑफर और..

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हिसार.बीएसएनएल मोबाइल कनेक्शन रखने वाले ज्यादातर लोग इन दिनों एक परेशानी में घिरे हैं। उनके मोबाइल पर हर रोज कुछ मैसेज आ रहे हैं। ज्यादातर सुबह। इनमें एक लड़की के नाम पर दोस्ती का ऑफर होता है। भाषा बेहद फूहड़। इन संदेशों को भेजने के लिए ग्राहक की अनुमति नहीं ली गई। आमतौर पर जैसा होता है। इन नंबरों पर कॉल रेट भी महंगा है।
 मुझसे से दोस्ती करोगे
 

BSNL Launches Landline Video calling service

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State-run Telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) launches its video Calling service on Landline Phones in Pune city of Maharashtra.  The addition to the BSNL landline service is aimed particularly at the enterprise segment and international callers. The equipment comes from the SIS manufacturing facility at Himachal Pardesh, and the company said that of the around 30,000 systems already manufactured, some

Comparison between Micromax, Aakash and BSNL tablet

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Micromax tablet main competitors are BSNL and Aakash tablet. But thanks to delay in delivery, Micromax hope to get a good response from consumer looking for low cost tablets. BSNL and Aakash tablets build keeping in focus the youth and the students in mind who do not want a hole in their pocket by buying costly tablets.

BSNL offers 1% discount to people to clear dues

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Telecom Lead India: State-run BSNL has offered a discount of 1 percent to its customers to clear dues. The service provider wants to restore over 50,000 landline connections that were earlier closed for nonpayment of bills.

These dues have piled up to Rs 7 crore in Pune district. The deadline for clearance has been fixed as March 31. However, BSNL also said if the people whose connections have been suspended fail to pay the bills by March 31, the company will issue them notices and even file court cases.

"We have recovered the instruments but the subscribers had to pay on their own which they have not done and the discount will help them clear the dues," said a BSNL official.

Special discount scheme for Govt. / PSU employees and extension of promotional tariff under postpaid Wireless Broadband Services (WiMAX)

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20% discount on usage and rental  for WiMAX postpaid connections provided under WI 750
(Limited 4GB upto 2 Mbps) and HOWI 750 (Unlimited- 512 Kbps) to Central Govt./ State Govt./PSUs
employees, visually impaired, BSNL staff and retired Govt./PSU employees. However, the above 20%
discount should not be clubbed with any other special discount/concession.

Ministry pulled up for payments to ITS officers without cabinet's nod

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KOLKATA: The ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions has hauled up the communications ministry for not seeking Cabinet approval before paying salaries to former BSNL andMTNL executives working in the telecom department. 

Last November, all senior executives of BSNL and MTNL belonging to the Indian Telecom Service (ITS) who wanted to return to the communications ministry were directed to join the telecom department's technical wing. 

CHOOSE YOUR MOBILE NUMBER SCHEME (CYMNS)

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The customer can obtain a choice GSM Mobile Number either through internet or by using SMS query from his mobile number and get a choice list of 10 numbers or by approaching the Customer Service Centre or from Franchisee / Retailer to get  the choice numbers.

1.THROUGH INTERNET: - Customer can visit www.bsnl.co.in or respective Circle Site  like http://www.ap.bsnl.co.in for AP (The link will be established from circle web site to centralized website at Hyderabad) and select the numbers of his choice to get 7 digit PIN number on his mobile. Customer need to input the PIN in the website   confirming the selection is competed.  On completion of this the PIN will be valid for 72 hours.   Now the customer is free to approach the nearest CSC or Franchisee or Retailer and inform him the mobile number and PIN received to get the selected choice number across the counter by submitting required documents.

BSNL employees Unions looks Fails : Join common Plateform

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Dear Friends,
This website is dedicated to each & every employee of BSNL irrespective of their cadre. Anyone can join & put their opinion for fast growing of our company. This is created for discussion of our ongoing internal issues as well as services towards customers for which we are committed.

Prices of BlackBerry services hiked By BSNL, thanks to service tax hike

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If you are a BlackBerry user with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) then this news is a bit of a costly affair for you because BSNL has today announced a revision in its tariff related to all the BlackBerry Plans.
With this revision In tariff for all BIS plans, now BlackBerry users over BSNL’s network will have to pay a little more for the services, thanks to the the increase and implementation of the Service Tax from the earlier 10% to the new 12.36%.For prepaid users of BSNL’s BlackBerry services the change comes in with the MRP of the existing plans increasing by a few rupees. 

BSNL introduces new Plan Voucher for its tablet users

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BSNL has announced a revision in its Tablet Plans in view to comply with new directives laid down by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

India telecom PSU alliance policy poses threat to foreign and private vendors

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Telecom Lead India: The proposed telecom PSU alliance under the aegis of telecom secretary R Chandrasekhar has the potential to avoid participation of foreign and private telecommunication vendors from bidding for BSNL and MTNL projects.
According to a report in Economic Times, the aim of the master alliance is to create a telecoms ecosystem at the PSU level, where C-DoT will handle product development, ITI will be systems integrator and handle production of telecom gear, which, in turn, will be bought by BSNL and MTNL. 

BSNL launches three tablets

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The state owned BSNL on Friday launched three tablets which could give Aakash tablet a stiff completion. BSNL has introduced these tablets in partnership with a Noida based company Pantel.

T-Pad IS701R, priced at Rs. 3250, is the cheapest of the three.  It comes with Android 2.3, with 7 inch TFT resistive touch screen with 16:9, 800×600 screen resolution. Other specifications include IMAP210 1GHz CPU, DDR@ 256 MB RAM, and 2GB internal Flash memory that can be extended to 32 GB using an external card. This tablet supports Wi-Fi but no 3G. A rudimentary camera with 0.3MP camera is there, Li-on battery 3000mAh and one USB port.

TRAI recommends Rs. 600 crore to BSNL to maintain rural wirelines

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In a move that could bring a relief to the loss-making state owned telco, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended a subsidy of Rs 600 crore to BSNL. The subsidy would help BSNL in maintaining rural wireline connections installed before April 1, 2002. 

MTNL Launches Tikadi Plan | Offers Free Call Facility on 2 MTNL Numbers

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India’s first 3G Mobile service operator Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) today introduces new prepaid 3G plan dubbed as Tikadi Plan (Triplet Plan) with Unlimited Free Calling facility (without any cap) on 1 MTNL Landline/CDMA number and 1 MTNL GSM Mobile number in Mumbai circle at monthly service charges of Rs. 20.

CTET Jan 2012 result- Check result at ctet.nic.in

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CTET Exam Jan 2012 result is finally out. We also posted CTET Jan 2012 exam answer keys as soon they were released after the exam. You can check them once again to telly your score.
CTET January 2012 exam result is declared by CTET. Candidates can check their result from the official website itself by visiting following link. Just keep your roll number handy:

DoT to finalise BSNL-MTNL alliance policy shortly

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India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will soon finalise a policy that will allow state-owned telecommunications firms Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) to synergise operations without a merger. A committee has been established to oversee the policy decisions and institutional framework for the alliance between the two operators, which have been reporting losses. A 

WHY NO INCREASE OF IDA FROM APRIL 2012

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Enquiries are being received about Zero percent increase in IDA with effect from April 2012. The all India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers is prepared and declared by Statistical Commission of India.  We cannot challenge their authority, though we know that the Index does not

BSNL brings new Closed User Group(CUG) plans!!!

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BSNL, the largest state owned telecom operator of India, has introduced new Closed User Group calling plans for its subscribers in Tamil Nadu.
Now BSNL prepaid customers across Tamil Nadu can unlimited free calling within the group. The CUG tariff depends upon the group size. The minimum number of members required for forming a group has been fixed at Three. Also these new plans have been launched for both Per Minute & Per Second customers.

BSNL launches Rakshak for Central Paramilitary Groups

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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has launched a New 2G Postpaid plan with Unlimited Free Incoming Roaming facility at a rent of Rs. 299 specially for Central Paramilitary Groups like CRPF, ITBP, BSF, BRO etc & named it as “Rakshak”. In this plan the activation charge will be free and subscribers can enjoy on net local and STD calls for 75 mins along with 100 Local and National SMS per month on both SIM Card. Further the call charges are flat for all calls whether local std or raoming calls. Calls between primary & secondary number upto 30mis/day would be charged at 20p only, after which regular apply. Also all sms will be charged at 49p flat.

BSNL fined for arbitrarily snapping services

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NAGPUR: The District Consumer Forum has directed Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to pay Rs 12,000, Rs 10,000 as compensation and Rs 2000 as expenses, for deficiency in services and arbitrarily disconnecting services to a subscriber.
BSNL subscriber Pradeep Banubakode, a retired government servant who was using BSNL's Maharashtra-Goa unlimited plan for Rs 180 plus Rs 149 per month since 2007, had approached BSNL on December 22, 2009 for shifting of landline telephone connection to a new address. However, instead of shifting connection to a new address, BSNL disconnected the services arbitrarily but continued sending Banubakode the bills.

5 Things do must : BSNL bright future is our bright future

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All we must do 5 following things :

1. No unwanted claims of any type inspite we are eligible, this will save money for bsnl. as many things are always right on paper & of course no one can challenge it but we have to think for our own bsnl.

Uniform revenue share for telecom sector to be imposed over 2 years

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NEW DELHI: Telecom minister Kapil Sibal's recent announcement of 8% uniform revenue share for the sector will be implemented in a phased manner over a two-year period, officials aware of the development told ET. Currently revenue share ranges from 0-10% based on a number of factors such as region and the type of service offered.
For instance, mobile phone companies share 10% of their annual sales with the government in metros and 'category A' regions such as Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. This will be reduced to 9% in the current fiscal and will subsequently be made 8% in 2013-14.

Trai against separate exit policy for non-functioning telcom companies

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NEW DELHI Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will recommend that the government need not create a separate exit policy for telcos who did not want to continue offering telecom services.
The entry fee paid by licensees will continue to be non-refundable and an advance notice of 60 days to surrender permits will remain applicable, the regulator said while issuing a response paper on Monday. The telecom sector regulator has sought comments from stakeholders by April 5.

Money spinners: postal department plans 1,000 ATMs in 6 states

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The Department of Post (DoP) is on a technology upgrade drive. The department plans to set up 1,000 automated teller machines (ATMs) across six states —Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu —  as part of its ongoing modernisation drive, said Manjula Parasher, secretary, posts.
“We will start execution of our modern technology programme across six circles by the end of this year,” said Parasher. “This will help in people getting core banking facility etc. We plan to have 1,000 ATMs in a phased manner. The process for this will start by the year-end.”

Post your views on Current Issues with BSNL

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Working at BSNL - Why Should i Join BSNL?

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Welcome to Jobs in BSNL for Freshers 2012 Section. BSNL jobs are in too abundant appeal these canicule because of booming telecom industry. Here you will acquisition Jobs in BSNL for Freshers 2011, BSNL Jobs

HR policies of BSNL and its implementation

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Dear Readers,
Please tell me what to do with BSNL to save it from sinking. Mr. Sampitroda has given some solutions to turnaround BSNL and MTNL. He suggests that one third of Excess employees have to be ousted by VRS or CRS. Here the problem is all those who go on VRS/CRS should be some lump sum amount from BSNL's

Economic Survey 2011-12: Telecom sector profit expected to fall by 84.7% in 2011-12

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NEW DELHI: Reeling under the pressure of borrowings for 3G services, the profit of telecom sector is likely to dip by 84.7 per cent in 2011-12, Economic Survey today said.
"PAT (Profit After Tax) during 2011-12 is expected to fall by 84.7 per cent, mainly on account of the sharp rise in the industry's interest outgo and higher depreciation charges due to the heavy borrowings for acquiring 3G licences and rolling out 3G services," the survey said.

Union Budget 2012: Summary

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The Union Budget 2012-13 identifies five objectives to be addressed effectively in the ensuing fiscal year.      * Budget identifies five objectives relating to growth, investment, supply bottlenecks, governance, and removing malnutrition
* Amendment to FRBM Act introduced as part of Finance Bill

Telecom links in all villages by 2014: BSNL

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AGARTALA: State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has undertaken an ambitious Rs.20,000 crore project to establish telecom links in all villages across India and to take e-governance to rural and far-flung areas in the next two years, a BSNL official said here Sunday.

No IDA increase from 1st April 2012

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No IDA increase from 1st April 2012: As per All India consumer Price Index 

Enhancement in Service Tax from 10.3% to 12.36%

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As per the Budget-2012 proposal, existing service tax of 10.3% is revised to 12.36% for both prepaid and postpaid services from today(1-4-2012) in  BSNL.

400 ITS officers may be declared surplus after refusal to rejoin BSNL

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The government is likely to declare some 400 officers in the telecom department as surplus following their refusal to consider re-employment in BSNL.

BSNL's Rs 30,000-crore cash pile reduces to Rs 2,500 crore in FY11

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NEW DELHI: Dragged down by payments for 3G, BWA spectrum auction and higher expenses, state-run telecom firm BSNL's cash reserve dwindled to Rs 2,500 crore in 2010- 2011 from a hefty Rs 30,000 crore two years back.