BSNL Employees Union

West Bengal Circle

249D, B.B. Ganguly Street, Kolkata-12
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*Highlights of the meeting held between CMD BSNL and the unions and associations on 28.02.2023.*
The CMD BSNL met all the unions and associations yesterday to brief on the developmental activities, as well as merger of MTNL with BSNL. The following are the main points.

*BSNL’s 4G.*
BSNL Board has approved Rs.24,556.37 crore as the price for purchasing 1 lakh 4G BTSs, which includes AMC for 9 years. All these BTSs are 5G compatible. This has gone for the approval of the government. *It will take another 18 months for BSNL to launch it’s 4G service.*

*Merger of MTNL with BSNL.*
* Government has formed a Committee of Secretaries to recommend on this issue.
* MTNL is listed in share market.
* BSNL does not want to take over MTNL’s assets and liabilities.
* It wants to take over only the telecom equipments and the land and buildings which are necessary to run the service.
* MTNL is having 1,202 Non-Executives and 2,306 Executives. After merger, BSNL pay scales will be made applicable to them.
* Unions and associations may give their views in writing, so that they will be taken up with the Group of Secretaries.