Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Happy BSNL Day wishes to you all!
BSNL turns 20 years today. For a government department that was corporatized when telecom market in India was booming with the entry of private players, it has been a roller coaster ride. When we look back, BSNL had its own share of ups and downs, its own defining moments and déjà vu incidents etc. It has been a long wait of 20 years for us to see the real corporate work culture to emerge in BSNL. While we joined this organisation with high dreams of joining a corporate organisation working in cutting edge technologies, we were destined to see it deteriorate to an unprofessional and oversized entity that finds it tough to adapt to circumstances. Long queues for BSNL connection when BSNL first launched its mobile services because we BSNL was the first operator to make incoming calls free, first launching of 3G in India by BSNL, the vast and wide reach of our network, BSNL’s ability to reach even the remotest part of country and also raise to occasion to cater the telecommunication need of the public in the face of natural calamities, its fully owned by GoI tag etc. are some features or incidents that make us proud of being part of this gigantic organization with chronicled history.
But during the last one decade we are also witness to a gradual but sustained loss of focus by BSNL in its endeavour to carve a niche for itself due to a plethora of challenges both within and outside the organization. The employees remain in an eternal anticipation of a performance oriented meritorious working culture in BSNL where experience, expertise and hard work is recognised and rewarded for a mutually beneficial relationship of both individual as well as organization. The predicament has now manifested with another challenge where we experience inordinate delay in launch of 4G services and lack of coherent strategy in capitalising on the huge FTTH market that exists in India.
AIGETOA is well aware about its responsibility as a recognised representative association with an unenviable task of leveraging the aspirations of BSNL Executives at a critical juncture to turn around BSNL into pristine past glory. As the saying goes,“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going“, we pledge to leave no stone unturned in our endeavour and we remain determined to pave our own path to excellence. We also sincerely hope that all other stakeholders of BSNL including the management, other Associations & Unions, Government and Administrative Ministry and last but never the least, the BSNL fraternity and public at large recognise the writing on the wall and the need to keep the narrow and sectarian agendas aside while working for BSNL. AIGETOA remain committed and extends its unflinching support for any idea that that we believe can bring a positive impact on BSNL and at the same time fight with tooth and nail on any idea that is disastrous for BSNL. We make an earnest appeal to all stakeholders in BSNL to reciprocate the same.
We, rededicate ourselves to a more vibrant and Inclusive BSNL 2.0 on this, BSNL day!
With Best Wishes and Regards,
Team AIGETOA CHQ