USO

The office is administering diferrent USOF Schemes including BharatNet and Wifi Hotspot Schemes like Railway Station, Rural Exchanges etc.

Scheme for laying of Optical Fiber Cable

The States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur & Nagaland were taken up for OFC augmentation in this scheme. An Agreement was signed with M/s RailTel Corporation of India Limited on 16.01.2012 for implementation of this scheme. Total 407 nodes (Blocks/ important towns) are to be commissioned in 36 Districts for which subsidy of Rs. 298.50 Crore is to be provided by USO Fund to M/s RailTel.

As per the request received from RailTel owing to the difficulties faced in North Eastern states, the rollout period has been extended to 54 months from the date of signing of the Agreement i.e. by 15.07.2016 for the states of Manipur and Nagaland and 60 months from the date of signing of the Agreement i.e. by 15.01.2017 for the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

 

Bharatnet

BharatNet earlier known as NOFN is planned to connect all the 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats in the country for providing broadband connectivity in the Gram Panchayats. Non-discriminatory access to the network will be provided to all the telecom service providers. These access providers like mobile operators, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Cable TV operators, content providers can launch various services in rural areas. Various applications for e-health, e-education, e-governance etc. will be provided. The project is being executed by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) namely Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), which has been incorporated on 25.02.2012 under Indian Companies Act 1956.

 

 

25000 Wi-Fi Hotspot at Rural Telephone Exchanges

The objective of the scheme is to set up 25,000 public Wi-fi hotspots at rural telephone exchanges of BSNL. USP shall provide broadband internet access over Wi-Fi leveraging BSNL backhaul. The target end-user devices would be smartphones, tablets, etc. USOF shall provide financial support as per the Financial Conditions of the Agreement. The infrastructure created under this project shall be owned by BSNL.

The Rollout period for setting up 25000 Wi-Fi Hotspots shall be six months from the date of signing of the Agreement.

The Agreement shall be valid for a period of 42 months from the effective date unless revoked earlier for reasons as specified elsewhere in the document.

 

 

Wi-Fi Hotspot at 200 Rural Railway Stations

The Universal Service Provider (USP) i.e M/s RailTel Corporation of India Limited shall be bounded by the terms and conditions of the Agreement or any other instructions issued from time-to-time by the Administrator. The USP shall always be liable to perform the obligations under this Agreement for Provision of specified Services in Identified areas for which the Agreement has been entered into during the validity period of the Agreement.

The Rollout period for setting up 200 Wi-Fi Hotspots shall be six months from the date of signing of the Agreement dated 18-09-2017.

The Agreement shall be valid for a period of three years (36 Months) from the effective date unless revoked earlier for reasons as specified elsewhere in the document.

Only site in this circle is Naharlagun (Arunachal Pradesh).

 

USO Disbursement

 
               

SCHEME

DISBURSED AMOUNT

FY

QTR

Claim Receipt Date

Claim Settlement Date

No. of Working Days taken to disburse after claim receipt

 

MOBILE SERVICES IN UNCOVERED VILLAGE & ALONG NH IN NER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3938484

 

Q2

20.09.2018

15.11.2019

35

 

 

22644660

 2018-19

Q3

21.10.2019

04.11.2019

9

 

 

67648258

 

Q4

21.10.2019

04.11.2019

9

 

 

317402620

2019-20

Q1

21.10.2019

30.10.2019

6

 

 

585610638

Q2

21.10.2019

02.12.2019

28

 

 

339034861

Q3

30.01.2020

06.03.2020

35

 

 

1336279521

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

245582998

2020-21

Q3’2019-20

30.01.2020

17.04.2020

46

 

 

328980209

Q4’2019-20

14.05.2020

23.06.2020

38

 

 

410739001

 Q4’2019-20

14.05.2020

10.07.2020

 55

 

 

84985658

Q1’2020-21

29.07.2020 

23.09.2020 

55

 

 

177199075

Q1’2020-21

29.07.2020 

05.10.2020 

67

 

 

1247486941

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

RailTel (WiFi Hotspot of Rural Railway Station)- OPEX

 53039

2019-20 

Q2

07.02.2020

11.06.2020

125 

 

 

117000

Q3

07.02.2020

11.06.2020

125

 

 

117000

Q4

23.05.2020

11.06.2020

19

 

 

83000

CAPEX

04.02.2020

08.05.2020

94

 

 

418500

04.02.2020

08.05.2020

94

 

 

117000

2020-21

Q1

23.09.2020

06.01.2021

105

 

 

905539

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25,000 Wi-Fi Hot Spots at  BSNL Rural Exchanges- CAPEX

 

2017-18

Q1

NO CLAIM

 

 

 

920700

Q2

01.08.2019

09.08.2019

4

 

 

2659800

Q3

01.08.2019

09.08.2019

4

 

 

404084

Q4

01.08.2019

09.08.2019

4

 

 

2769771

2018-19

Q1

01.08.2019

23.08.2019

13

 

 

460350

Q2

01.08.2019

29.08.2019

19

 

 

 

Q3

NO CLAIM

 

 

 

 

Q4

09.12.2019

 

 

 

 

 

2019-20

Q1

NO CLAIM

 

 

 

 306900

Q2

30.12.2019

30.01.2020

 30

 

 

204600

Q3