Website www.bsnl.co.in

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

( A Govt. of India Enterprise)

Statesman House, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi-1

 

CONTENTS

 

 

INFORMATION MANUAL

(PURSUANT TO SECTION 4 (1) (b) OF THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005)

CHAPTER

PARTICULARS

PAGE No.

CHAPTER I

PARTICULARS OF ORGANISATION, ITS FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

2-9

CHAPTER II

POWERS AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND WORKERS

10

CHAPTER III

PROCEDURES FOLLOWED IN THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS, INCLUDING CHANNELS OF SUPERVISION AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

11

CHAPTER IV

THE NORMS SET FOR DISCHARG OF FUNCTIONS

12

CHAPTER V

THE RULES, REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS AND RECORDS HELD BY THE COMPANY OR UNDER ITS CONTROL OR USED BY ITS EMPLOYEES FOR DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS

12

CHAPTER VI

STATEMENT OF CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS THAT ARE HELD BY THE COMPANY OR UNDER ITS CONTROL

12

CHAPTER VII

PARTICULARS OF ARRANGEMENT FOR CONSULTATION WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN RELATION TO THE FORMULATION OF POLICY OR IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF.

12

CHAPTER VIII

STATEMENT OF THE BOARD AND SUB-COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD AND OTHER COMMITTEES

13

CHAPTER IX

DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS AND WORKMEN

13

CHAPTER X

STATEMENT OF MONTHLY REMUNERATION OF OFFICERS AND WORKMEN INCLUDING THE SYSTEM OF COMPENSATION

13-15

CHAPTER XI

BUDGET ALLOCATION AND EXPENDITURE

15

CHAPTER XII

MANNER OF EXECUTION OF SUBSIDY PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING THE AMOUNTS ALLOCATED AND THE DETAILS OF BENEFICIARIES OF SUCH PROGRAMMES

16

CHAPTER XIII

PARTICULARS OF RECEIPIENTS OF CONCESSIONS, PERMITS OR AUTHORISATIONS GRANTED BY THE COMPANY

16

CHAPTER XIV

DETAILS OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE OR HELD IN ELECTRONIC FORM

16

CHAPTER XV

PARTICULARS OF FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO CITIZENS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION

17

CHAPTER XVI

NAMES, DESIGNATION AND OTHER PARTICULARS OF CENTRAL PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS

17

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER-I

PARTICULARS OF ORGANISATION, ITS FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

Particulars of organisation

Date of incorporation:

Incorporated on 15.9.2000, vide Registration No. 55-107739, dated the 15th September, 2000 and became entitled to commence business with effect from 19th September, 2000.

 

The Company (BSNL) took over the .business of providing telecom services and network management throughout the country except the metro cities of Delhi and Mumbai of the erstwhile service providing departments of the Govt. of India, i.e., the Departments of Telecom Services and Telecom Operations w.e.f. 1.10.2000 pursuant to an MoU signed between the BSNL and the Govt. of India.

Type of Company

Government Company under Section 617 of the Companies Act, 1956.

Administrative Ministry

Govt. of India, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Department of Telecommunications.

Details of Disinvestments

The entire share capital of the Company is held by the Govt. of India.. 

Shareholding pattern

 

Government of India is holding 100% of the share capital of the  Company.

Listing with Stock Exchanges

Not applicable, as the BSNL is an unlisted company.

Share Capital

Authorised Capital – Rs.17,500 crores, divided into 1,000,00,00,000[One Thousand Crores] Equity Shares of Rs.10/- each; and 750,00,00,000 [Seven Hundred and Fifty Crores] Preference Shares of Rs.10/- each.

Paid Up Share Capital -  Rs.5,000/- crores of Equity Shares and Rs.7,500/- crores of Preference Share Capital

Objectives of the Company

As set out in the objects clause of the Company’s Memorandum of Association.



 


VISION

To become the largest telecom Service Provider in South east Asia.  


MISSION

i.                     To provide world class State-of-art technology telecom services on demand at affordable price.
 

ii.                     To Provide world class telecom infrastructure to develop   country's economy.

 

PROFILE OF THE COMPANY’S BUSINESS

 

A. GLIMPSES OF MAIN SERVICES OFFERED

 

1. BASIC AND LIMITED MOBILE TELEPHONE SERVICES

 

BSNL is the leading service provider in the country in the Basic Telephone Services. As of now more than 35 million Direct Exchange Lines & more than 2.2.Million telephones in the Limited Mobile telephone Services are existing. BSNL has provides a number of attractive tariff packages & Plans which shall further strengthen its subscriber base. 

 

2. CELLULAR MOBILE TELEPHONE SERVICES  

BSNL’s GSM Technology based Cellular Mobile Network has reached a long way, covering more than 6400 towns, with a subscriber base of over 1.54 crore as on 31st Jan. 2006 out of which 1.16 Crore cellular telephones are in the prepaid segment. 

 

3. INTERNET SERVICES

 

BSNL offers Dialup Internet services to the customers by Post-paid service with the brand name ‘Netone’, and pre-paid service with the brand name ‘Sancharnet’. The post-paid service is a CLI based access service, currently operational in 100 cities. Sancharnet is available on local call basis throughout India to ISDN and PSTN subscribers. The Internet Dhaba scheme of the Company aims to further promote Internet usage in rural and semi urban areas.

 

To keep pace with the latest and varied value added services to its customers, BSNL uses IP/MPLS based core to offer world class IP VPN services. MPLS based VPNs is a very useful service for Corporates, as it reduces the cost involved as well as the complexity in setting up VPNs for customers networking. As on 31.03.2005, your Company’s total Internet customer base was 17,98,089 and total Internet Dhabas were 4143. A total of 708594 dial up Internet connections have been given during 2004-2005, against a target of 7 lakhs. BSNL plans to give 1215980 more dial up connections during the year 2005-06. As on 31.1.2006, there were 2367404 internet subscribers working in BSNL net work. 

 

4. Intelligent Network

Intelligent Network Services is a service that incorporates several value added facilities, thoroughly designed to save time and money, and enhance productivity. At present, your company offers Free Phone (FPH), Premium Rate Service (PRM), India Telephone Card (ITC), Account Card Calling (ACC), Virtual Private Network (VPN), Universal Access Number (UAN) and Tele voting IN services. With the commissioning of five numbers of new technology IN Platforms (Four General purpose and One Mass Calling) at Kolkata, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad, the India Telephone Card facility and new value added services are being provided throughout the country. Activation of these new IN platforms had increased the sale of ITC Cards taking the figure to Rs.265 crores in 2004-05 alone.

 

 

 

5. BROADBAND SERVICES

BSNL has launched its Broadband Services under the brand name  ‘DataOne’ on 14/1/2005. This offers services like High Speed Internet Access with speed ranging from 256 Kbps to 8 Mbps. Other services like streaming video, Video on Demand, Bandwidth on demand etc., have also been planned. As on 31.12.2005 , there were more than 356000 broad band connection provided by the BSNL. There are plans to give 2 million and 3 million connections in 2006 and 2007 respectively. 

 

B.DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL TELECOM NETWORK

1. Rural DELs

 

As on 31.03.2005, in BSNL’s network, a total of 1.356 crore rural telephone connections were working.  As on 31.1.2006, there are 1.425 crore rural telephones working in BSNL network.

  

2.(a)Village Public Telephones (VPTs) & RCPs:-

 

BSNL, in its unstinted efforts to make the slogan ‘Connecting India’, a reality, had provided VPTs in 5,18,992 villages up to 31.03.2005. The Company entered into an agreement with USO Fund for expansion of rural telecom network by November 2007, by providing VPTs in 66,822 undisputed, undisturbed, accessible and inhabited villages having population more than 100 as per Census, 1991 in the country. BSNL  provided VPTs in 5,28,886 villages up to 31.01.2006. There are plans to replace all MARR VPTs in the country . As of now total 123194 MARR VPTs already replaced in the country by BSNL. BSNL also committed to provide the Rural Community Phones as per the USO Fund agreement. As of now around 13713 RCPs already provided by BSNL.

 

2(b) Public Telephones:-

There are more than 2 million PCOs working in the BSNL Network out of which around 1 million PCOs are having STD/ISD.

 

 

C. NETWORK MANAGEMENT

BSNL is committed to provide a robust state of the art infrastructure that will provide stable and superior services to its customers. Accordingly, the MLLN network covering more than 200 cities was made operational in May 2004. Since then, about 22000 circuits have been provided on this network. This has provided high level of stability to the leased circuits and capability to offer N X 64 Kbps circuits. Keeping in view the growing demand of leased circuits, the network is being expanded to cover about 50 more locations and additional capacity at many existing locations is also being provided.

 

To improve the operational efficiency of CCS 7 signaling, stand-alone signaling transfer point (SSTP) equipment is being procured. This will also enable the Company to measure signaling traffic of other operators, who are using its signaling network for exchanging messages, specially with regard to cellular services. BSNL has more than 4.7 Lakhs Route Kilometers of optical fibre network in the country & has installed capacity more than 6.4 million lines for the TAX meant for the STD/ISD network.

 

D. Setting up KU Band VSAT network

 

As regards the KU Band VSAT network equipment, the hub of this network is being set up at Bangalore, The equipment has been installed and expected to be commissioned shortly. This will help your Company, to become a service provider with all types of media equipment i.e. OFC, Microwave and satellite for provision of bandwidth, this will also enable the Company to offer composite solutions to its customers.

 

E. Policy on transmission network maintenance

Telecom Circles have large transmission networks. To improve the maintenance of transmission network, guidelines for route parties and vehicles have been formalised. Telecom Territorial Circles are also being connected with computerised network for booking of transmission system faults, with a view to improve follow up and faster restoration of faults.

 


F. Annual Maintenance contracts for switching system & WLL

 

Comprehensive AMC, which includes hardware and software maintenance and upgrade, has been arranged with the respective equipment suppliers. Initial feedback suggests that, as a result of preventive and corrective maintenance support, the performance of switches is improving. Difficulties in entering into AMC with rural WLL equipments suppliers have been resolved and procedures streamlined so that adequate maintenance support becomes available. As a result, the performance of WLL network is improving. AMC arrangements have also been made with suppliers of FWTs and hand held terminals.

 

 

G. Provision of SMPS with rural WLL DELs

With a view to increase the talk time and to take care of poor power supply conditions in rural areas, steps are taken for procurement of switch mode power supply (SMPS) with 7 Ah battery. All new procurements of WLL equipment will now have provisions for SMPS with 7 AH battery to be supplied along with FWTs

               

 

H . Fault Repair Services – Achievements at a glance (Basic Service)

 

Sl. No.

Parameters

Year

2003-04

2004-05

Achievement

Achievement

1

Fault rate

8.4

7.6

2

Trunk efficiency

88.4

89.1

3

CCR

i)                     Local

ii)                   Junction

iii)                  STD

 

57.85

47.88

40.57

 

 

59.89

54.18

43.70

4

Fault clearance

i)                     Same day

ii)                   Next day

iii)                  Within 7 days

 

75.78

90.29

98.23

 

77.30

90.20

98.70

5

Repeat Faults

0.87

0.58

 

 

I. COMPUTERISATION

Implementation of Inter Operator Billing and Accounting system (IOBAS) has been completed. Your Company plans to provide CDR based Customer Care and Convergent Billing system. This will help Company in providing effective and efficient billing & customer care solutions for its fixed line subscribers. It envisages building of country wide intranet to reduce the cost of operation, increase realization, stop leakage of revenue and minimize frauds, besides providing round the clock best customer care services to the Company’s subscribers.

 

Call center facility has been introduced for 71 SSAs, which is a single point approach for addressing all customer needs cum grievances. Web based Public grievance Management System has been implemented for speedy disposal and monitoring of public grievances. Web based Inventory Management package has also been introduced, through which, material management functions are being computerized gradually in different circles. Online Mobile Bill viewing facility has been made available to all Cell One Mobile Customers (all States) through Company’s Portal (http://bsnl.in). Duplicate Telephone bill viewing facility for landline telephone has also been made available at many places through Websites of respective telecom circles.

 

 

 

J. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

BSNL is offering customized enterprise network solution and services to the corporate customers on turnkey basis. The Company has empanelled system integrators as business associates to implement the WAN solution through leased line/ MPLS.  Your Company has provided bandwidth for WAN network of corporates like SBI, PNB, ICICI, HPCL etc. Some of the works were awarded to BSNL after competitive bid.

 

BSNL has also entered into MOUs with a number of leading corporates such as NTPC, BPCL, Union Bank of India (UBI), Indian Airlines (IAL), IFFCO, MCX, PNB in the year 2004-2005 for providing total telecom solution and for having synergy of operation with these organizations.

 

EPABX manufacturers have been empanelled to provide “Free of cost EPABX Systems” to corporate customers as a business development initiative to retain the big corporate subscribers.

 

An exclusive agreement has been signed with RailTel, to provide telecom service on revenue share basis by Call Centres, for centralized enquiry for Railways.  Furthermore, your Company has entered into an agreement for utilizing Prasar Bharti and RailTel’s towers for installing the GSM Antennas for faster rollout of GSM Network.

 

K.INTERNATIONAL LONG DISTANCE (ILD)

Subsequent to the signing of MOU with Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), microwave link between India and Sri Lanka has been commissioned.  BSNL has started its direct ILD services to Sri Lanka utilizing this microwave link, which was launched by Hon’ble MOC at Chennai on 16th October 2005.

 

International service agreements for ILD traffic with leading international carriers viz. Teleglobe Canada, Telecom Italia, MCI USA, Sri Lanka Telecom, SingTel Optus, France Telecom etc., have been signed.  In the first phase, outbound ILD traffic is being sent through these carriers.

 

BSNL has also planned to lay the undersea submarine cable between Sri Lanka and India.  The landing station for submarine cable has been identified as Tuticorin (TamilNadu).  This cable will provide connectivity to other international cable system for carrying voice & Data traffic.

 

BSNL is upgrading its 4 Level-I TAXs i.e., Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Kolkata, to International Gateway capability along with the setting up of monitoring facility at these station. 

 

L. CUSTOMER CARE

 

BSNL, with its endeavour for high customer satisfaction, has been paying great attention in this area, by means of opening of more and more customer service centres. In its ongoing endeavour to expand modes of bill payment options for its customers, several new arrangements are in advanced stage of negotiation/finalisation/implementation. Some of these include: Recharge of Excel pre-paid cards through the ATMs of PNB and SBI; bill payment through M/s Easy Bill retail outlets presently available at Bangalore, Gurgaon and NOIDA likely to be expanded to other cities; payment through internet/ECS using the services of intermediaries M/s Bill Desk and M/s Bill Junction respectively, and, through credit/debit cards.

 

 

M. TELECOM FACTORIES

The Telecom factories of BSNL  located at Kolkata, Gopalpur, Kharagpur, Jabalpur, Richhai, Bhilai and Mumbai are in-house manufacturing units currently engaged in production of Pay Phones, Mini Pillar, CT Box, DP Box, Line Jack Unit, Towers and SS Drop wire, OFC Accessories, FDMS etc.  During 2004-05, the production output of factories was Rs.169.47 Crores. In physical terms supply of DP Box, LJU, Drop Wire, Tower, Joint closure etc. was significantly higher than 2003-04.  Factories have supplied 1502 nos. of towers, the highest ever, during 2004-05.  Telecom Factory at Mumbai commenced production of FDMS during 2004-05. Telecom Factories at Kolkata & Jabalpur are expected to start production of Jointing Kits during the current financial year.   The foundry unit of TF Kharagpur was de-commissioned on 30.7.2004 in view of lack of demand of foundry products. 

 

With a view to use the factories infrastructure and workforce gainfully, efforts are being made to tie up with other technology providers etc.

 

N. OBLIGATIONS
1. Towards customers and dealers

To provide prompt, courteous and efficient service and quality of products/services at fair and reasonable services.

2. Towards employees

ü       Develop their capability and advancement through appropriate training and career planning

ü       Expeditious redressal of grievances

ü       Fair dealings with recognized representatives of employees in pursuance of healthy trade union practices and sound personnel policies

3. Towards the Society –Corporate Social Responsibilities

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

BSNL is committed to provide quality Telecom Services at affordable price to the citizens of the remotest part of the Country. BSNL is making all effort to ensure that the main objectives of the new Telecom Policy 1999 (salient points indicated below) are achieved:

Access to telecommunications is of utmost importance for achievement of the country's social and economic goals. Availability of affordable and effective communications for the citizens is at the core of the vision and goal of the new Telecom policy 1999.

Strive to provide a balance between the provision of universal service to all uncovered areas, including the rural areas, and the provision of high-level services capable of meeting the needs of the country's  economy encourage development of telecommunication facilities in remote, hilly and tribal areas of the country;

Transform in a time bound manner, the telecommunications sector to a greater competitive environment in both urban and rural areas providing equal opportunities and level playing field for all players.

 

 

 

 

O. Employee’s Welfare Activities

 

Commitment towards the principles of corporate social responsibilities is inbuilt within the corporate philosophy of BSNL. A very wide range of welfare programmes, with a focus on the employees’ welfare is continuously implemented by the Staff Welfare Board of the Company.

 

P. Assistance during natural calamities

 

BSNL always remains awake of its responsibility as a corporate citizen. When the destructive Tsunami waves struck the Indian shores, BSNL Company swung into action immediately for providing relief to those affected in the coastal areas. Communication networks at the Coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands – worst hit in the Tsunami - were promptly restored within the shortest possible time. BSNL along with the employees contributed an amount of Rs. 2,207 lakhs to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund. Telephone Services were restored in record time in the flood-hit areas of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

 

CHAPTER-II

POWERS & DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND WORKMEN

The powers & duties of the officers and workmen of the Company are derived mainly from job descriptions, manuals, terms and conditions of appointment and Delegation of Authorities enunciated by the Company.  The workmen of the Company are appointed for carrying out the business operations of the Company, which are in line with the objectives specified in the Memorandum of Association of the Company.

While discharging duties and responsibilities, officers & workmen of the Company are complying with the applicable provisions of statutes and rules and regulations framed there under.

 

CHAPTER-III

PROCEDURES FOLLOWED IN THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS, INCLUDING CHANNELS OF
SUPERVISION AND ACCOUNTABILITY

The decisions making process of the Company follows the following Channel

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

 

CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUNCTIONAL DIRECTORS

 

 

 

EXECUTIVES

 


Overall management of the Company is vested with the Board of Directors of the Company. The Board of Directors is the highest decision making body within the Company.

As per the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 certain matters require the approval of the shareholders of the Company in General Meeting.

The Board of Directors is accountable to the shareholders of the Company, which is the ultimate authority of a Company.  Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited being a Public Sector Enterprise (PSE), the Board of Directors of the Company is also accountable to Government of India.

 

The day-to-day management of the Company is entrusted with the Chairman cum Managing Director and the Functional Directors and Executives of the Company. For this purpose, the Board of Directors have delegated powers to the Chairman and Managing Director, Functional Directors, and the Executives of the

 

Company through Delegation of Financial and Administrative Powers. The Board of Directors have also delegated few of its specific powers to a committee, known as Management Committee comprising of CMD and Functional Directors. Functional Directors and executives  exercise their decision-making powers as per this delegation of powers.


The Chairman cum Managing Director, Functional Directors and other Executives are accountable to Board of Directors for proper discharge of their duties & responsibilities. The powers, which are not delegated are exercised by the Board of Directors subject to the restrictions and provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and the Articles of Association of the Company.


CHAPTER-IV

THE NORMS SET FOR DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS

The Company has well defined procedures and guidelines in the form of delegation of powers, laid down policies and guidelines, manuals with a view to ensure compliance of provisions of various statutes, rules and regulations and the guidelines of Department of Public Enterprises, Central Vigilance Commission and other concerned organizations.


CHAPTER-V

THE RULES, REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS AND RECORDS HELD BY THE COMPANY OR UNDER ITS CONTROL OR USED BY ITS EMPLOYEES FOR DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS

The overall objectives and framework of rules and regulations of the Company is laid down in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company. Each Department of the Company, while discharging its functions, is guided by manuals, policy and guidelines, which are periodically reviewed and updated.

 

Most of Group A officers of various organized central services are on deemed deputation with the Company, who are governed by the rules and regulations of the Central Government. So far the absorbed employees are concerned, at present, except for the rules made by the BSNL, broadly, they are governed by the rules and regulations of the Central Government. 

CHAPTER-VI

DOCUMENTS THAT ARE HELD BY THE COMPANY OR UNDER ITS CONTROL

The Company maintains various statutory documents, registers, books, licenses, manuals, agreements etc. for the business operation of the Company, as required under various statutes, rules and regulations as well as for the smooth functioning of the Company.

CHAPTER-VII

PARTICULARS OF ARRANGEMENT FOR CONSULTATION WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN RELATION TO THE FORMULATION OF POLICY OR IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF

 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited  is a Commercial Organisation and policies formulated by it relate to its internal management and therefore, there is no requirement for consultation with the members of the Public prior to formulation of its internal policies. However, internal policies of the Company are formulated in compliance with the applicable provisions of the statutes, rules and regulations etc.

The members of the public, who are dealing with the Company in its business transaction have any complaints/ grievances, they can approach through e-mail or through the concerned officers for redressal as hosted in the web-site www.bsnl.co.in

    CHAPTER-VIII

STATEMENT ON THE BOARD & SUB COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD AND OTHER COMMITTEES

The Management of the Company is vested with the Board of Directors. In terms of the Articles of Association of the Company, the Board of Directors can have minimum three Directors and maximum Fifteen Directors. At present, there are Six whole time Functional Directors including the Chairman cum Managing Director, one part-time Government Nominee Director.

 

The meetings of the Board of Directors and Committees of the Board are not accessible for public. Similarly the Minutes Books of the Board of Directors and Committees of the Board are not open for inspection by public.

 

The profile of BSNL Board of directors can be had from its corporate Website www.bsnl.co.in

 

CHAPTER-IX

DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS & WORKMEN

 

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Employee strength as on 31.3.2005 is 339853.  Groups B, C and D level employees of the erstwhile Departments of Telecommunications have already been permanently absorbed in the services of the Company. Officers of various Organised Group A services, the most of them are  on deemed deputation to the Company.

For details of the Names, Designations and Telephone Numbers of the  Senior Officer's  of the Punjab Telecom Circle, please refer to the Company’s website www.punjab.bsnl.co.in/directoryofofficers.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

                  

CHAPTER- XII

MANNER OF EXECUTION OF SUBSIDY PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING THE AMOUNTS ALLOCATED AND THE DETAILS OF BENEFICIARIES OF SUCH PROGRAMMES

 

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited does not have any direct subsidy schemes / programmes for public.  However, BSNL is offering concessional tariff for rural subscribers with lower rental and higher free calls as compared to urban areas.  The details of comparative tariff is as under:

Monthly Rental Charges for B-Fone

 (Based on Exchange-system Capacity)

 

 

Exchange Capacity

General Package offered by BSNL

Standard Package of TRAI

Rural

Rural

Less than 1000 lines

Rs. 50

Rs. 70

> 1000 lines < 30000 lines

Rs. 110

Rs. 120

> 30000 lines < 100000 lines

Rs. 150

Rs. 200

100000 lines  & above

Rs. 210

Rs. 280

 

 

As per the 20th Amendment (4 of 2002) to TTO’99 dated 14.3.2002, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had recommended rationalisation of rental for rural subscribers based on the exchange system capacity of the entire SDCA on lines of urban subscribers.  However, for the benefit of rural subscribers BSNL continues to charge tariff from rural subscribers on the basis of the capacity of exchange system as it existed prior to 15-8-1998, i.e. before the local call area became co-terminus with the short distance charging area (SDCA), with all subsequent augmentations taken into account.

 

 

 Unit Call Charges & Free Calls (Monthly):

 

 

MCU

General Package offered by BSNL

Standard Package of TRAI

Rural

Rural

MCU 0 to 50

Free

Free

MCU 51 to 75

Free

Rs. 0.80

MCU 76 to 300

Rs. 0.80

Rs. 0.80

MCU more than 300

Rs. 1.20

Rs. 1.20

 

“Further, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited contributes to the Prime Minister Relief fund or any other National Calamity Fund from time to time on the happening of any calamity / disaster “.
 

CHAPTER- XIII

PARTICULARS OF RECIPIENTS OF CONCESSIONS, PERMITS OR AUTHORISATIONS GRANTED BY THE COMPANY

 

 

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited does not grant any concession, permits or authorization, except for appointing franchises and agents for sale of its services like PCO holders, franchises for BSNL services etc.

BSNL is extending rebate in rentals, registration, installation of phones etc to certain category of subscribers as detailed here under:

 

Category of person

Rebate/Concession

Senior citizens of the age of 65 years and above

i) Registration of one telephone under Non-OYT Special  

   Category which is priority category.

ii) No registration charges.

Visually blind persons

i)  Registration of one telephone under Non-OYT Special 

category.

ii) 50% rebate in normal rental charges

iii) 50% rebate in Annual advance rentals

Freedom fighters/ widows of freedom fighters getting pension under freedom fighter pension scheme

i)  Registration of one telephone under Non-OYT-SWS category

ii) No registration charges.

iii) No installation charges.

iv) 50% rebate in normal rental charges

Gallantry Award winners (Defence services) under following categories-

i)                    Param Vir Chakra

ii)                   Ashok Chakra

iii)                 Kirti Chakra

iv)                 Vir chakra

v)                  Shaurya Chakra

i)  Registration of one telephone under Non-OYT Special category

ii) No registration charges.

iii) No installation charges.

iv) No rental charges

War widows/Disabled soldiers

i) Registration of one telephone under Non-OYT Special 

     category.

ii) No registration charges.

iii) 50% rebate in normal rental charges

iv) No installation charges

Awardees of President’s Police medal for gallantry and widows of awardees conferred such award posthumously.

i)  Registration under Non-OYT Special category

ii) No registration charges.

iii) No installation charges.

iv) No rental charges

Schools, Universities and Colleges affiliated thereto, Polytechnics, Non-commercial research organisations and other like institutions or organisations recognised by Government.

 

 

25% rebate in rentals for one non-residential telephone  

 connection.

Homes for the aged, infirm,spastics, handicapped, deaf-dumb-mute persons, orphanages and voluntary organisations working for tribal welfare and other like institutions or organisations recognised by Government.

25% rebate in rentals for not exceeding two  telephone  

 connections.



 

CHAPTER- XIV

DETAILS OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE OR HELD IN ELECTRONIC FORM

The information relating to Company Profile / Business, Products, Services, Financial Performance, Shareholding Pattern etc. is available in electronic form, which can be obtained from the website of the Company from chapters I in this manual and also from its public portal  www.bsnl.co.in .

 

 

CHAPTER-XV

PARTICULARS OF FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO CITIZENS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION

BSNL is maintaining a corporate website with name www.bsnl.co.in Citizens desirous of obtaining information may visit the website. Most of the information of the public consumption is hosted particularly various services tariff plans & links to its subordinate units websites. The list of Information Officers i.e. under the Right to Information Act can also be had from section BSNL Units website from www.bsnl.co.in website.( BSNL units Websites are linked to  main corporate office web site)

 

 


CHAPTER-XVI

NAMES, DESIGNATION AND OTHER PARTICULARS OF CENTRAL PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFFICERS

In terms of Section 5 (1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005, the Company has designated various officials as Information Officers (APIOs & PIOs) and Appellate authorities. The list of such officers is available at the Punjab telecom Circle Website www.punjab.bsnl.co.in/roipunjab.htmThe concern designated APIOs, PIO,s can be approached for getting the information as pursuant to the RTI Act 2005 at various places.