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30.08.2016:   Meeting of the United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations:

GS and AGS (HQ) attended the meeting of the leaders of United Forum of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and SNEA yesterday at BSNL Corporate Office wherein the discussions were held on the ongoing agitation programmes. Preparations are to be made to make the Dharna on 06th and 07th Sept a grand success with 100% participation on both days. CHQ Office Bearers , Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries of AIBSNLEA are requested to actively participate in the proposed Dharna Program with full zeal and enthusiasm with 100% participation.

 

United Forum leaders also discussed the draft CPSU proposal and will be submitting a joint response to the management within a day or two.

30.08.2016:   JTO to SDE promotion case:

The court case on JTO to SDE (T) promotion  in the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala, Ernakulum was partly heard on 29.08.2016 wherein the Sr. Advocate Shri R.D. Aggarwala  appeared before the Hon'ble court. The case was taken out of turn however, the hearings could not be completed and adjourned for next date. AIBSNLEA is a party in the case and pursuing it vigorously.

29.08.2016:   BSNL Corporate Office issues orders regarding:

1. Reconstitution of Internal Complaints Committee under the Sexual Harassment of Women Employees at Work place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013.   <<<Click here for letter>>>>

2. Substitutes for Tenure Stations under Non-Territorial Circlers <<<Click here for letter>>>>

3. Regarding Policy for Para-9 transfers. <<<Click here for letter>>>>

29.08.2016:   CPC from SDE (C) to EE (C):

GS discussed with PGM (BW) and requested to get expedited CPC from SDE (C) to EE (C) to fill up about 150 vacant EE (C) post. PGM (BW) informed that CPC work is under process in Pers. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office. He also mentioned that after getting the clearance from Hon'ble PB CAT New Delhi the promotion orders for SDE (C) to EE (C) will be issued.

29.08.2016:   CPC from CAO to DGM (F):

GS discussed with GM (F) to expedite the CPC for promotion from CAO to DGM (Fin) to fill up about 240 vacant DGM (Fin) posts. GM (FP) informed that the CPC work has been completed, minutes are under finalization and thereafter after the approval of competent authority on CPC minutes, the promotion orders will be issued immediately. He assured an early action in this regard.

29.08.2016:   GS writes to Smt. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding request for Implementation of directions in the judgment of Hon’ble CAT, Madras Bench dated 12.7.2016 Vide OA.no.310/00440/2014 regarding Stoppage of recovery and restoration of the original pay of the affected Executives of  1997, 1998 & 1999 JAO batch  <<<Click here for letter>>>>

29.08.2016:   Finalization of Voters' list for 1st membership verification of Executive Associations.

BSNL Corporate Office vide letter number BSNL/5-1/SR/2016 dated 12.08.2016 had circulated a time-schedule to be followed for finalization of electoral rolls. <<<<Click here for the letter >>>>> According to this time-schedule, by 29.08.2016, i.e. today the final voter lists will be displayed.

All the CHQ Office Bearers / Circle Secretaries / District Secretaries are requested to concentrate their focus on the electoral rolls for becoming number one Executive Association in the forth coming referendum process. Soft copy of the final voter list  in excel format may be sent to CHQ.  

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS

KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI-2016

TO ONE & ALL

24.08.2016:   News Flash

All the CHQ Office Bearers, Advisors to CHQ, Consultants to CHQ and Circle Secretaries are requested to visit their mail box for an important confidential mail.  

24.08.2016:   Meeting with GM (Pers.), BSNL CO:

GS, AGS (HQ) met with GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:

A. Settlement of Pay fixation and Pension of BSNL employee's w.r.t. DOT No.61-7/2015-SU dated 5th Feb 2016: GM (Pers.) informed that DoT has taken a positive decision in this regard and shortly a formal communication will be received. Thereafter, the necessary corrective actions will be taken by BSNL.

B. Restructuring of AD (OL) cadre:  GM (Pers.) mentioned that the file sent to DoT in this regard is now returning back with a positive note.

24.08.2016:   Meeting with Consultant to MOS (C):

GS along with GS of AIRBSNLEWA met with Shri A.N. Rai, Ex. CMD BSNL, who has been appointed as the Consultant to Hon'ble MoS (C) and greeted him assuming the charge of the consultant and requested him to support BSNL during his tenure. He assured for his fullest support to BSNL since he has an affinity with BSNL.

24.08.2016:   Meeting with Member (Services), Department of Telecommunication, New Delhi

GS along with GS of AIRBSNLEWA met with Member (Services), Department of Telecommunication, New Delhi and apprised him  about the present practice which is followed for revision of pension of BSNL pensioners is that BSNL offices have to issue individual sanction memos and send it to the concerned CCA offices along with the service books and only thereafter CCA s take action to notify the banks for payment order. Each time when there is a pension revision, BSNL has to undertake this workload although it has got no relation with the process of pension revision. In 2011 BSNL thus issued revised pension memo for about 1 lakh pensioners and this time again it has to repeat the process for 78.2% IDA merger from 1-1-2007 for same no of pensioners retired before 1-1-2007. After implementation of ongoing 3rd PRC recommendation, BSNL has to issue similar sanction memos for about 2 lakh pensioners retired till 1-1-2017.

 

We mentioned that the such process requires considerable manpower and time. And the pensioners had to wait indefinitely for completion of the process with anxiety and worry. This process can be made simplified and the role of BSNL in this process may completely be eliminated as BSNL has got no responsibility now regarding payment and revision of pension.

 

While implementing the VII CPC recommendations, the DOP&PW has ordered vide Para 9 of its OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(ii) dated 04.08.2016 for adoption of the  procedure for revision of pension of the existing pensioners/family Pensioners by authorizing the disbursing authorities including the public sector banks to disburse revised pension without waiting for further authorization from Accounts Officers/ CCAs  concerned. Similar procedure was followed while implementing VIth CPC recommendations by Govt. of India in the year 2006.

 

We requested Member (S) to follow the same principle for the BSNL pensioners also for the pension revision, which  has been laid down by DOP&PW for Central Govt. Pensioners. This will reduce the volume of work in BSNL Offices for the pensioners already retired before the date of effect of such pension revision. However where the question of pension revision requires pay revision also as the case of implementation of 78.2% IDA for the present pensioners retired between 1/1/2007 1and 9/6/2013, BSNL offices will have  to prepare the revised pension papers/ calculation sheets.

 

Member (S) gave a patient hearing and assured to look into. <<<Click here for the letter given to Member (S)>>>>

23.08.2016:  GS writes to:

(1) The GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a) Representation from Shri Tapan Bhattacharyya, Account Officer (Plg & Wages & Bills), Staff No. 180103 O/o the CGM, Calcutta Telephones regarding Submission of option for posting in West Bengal Telecom Circle (except Kolkata) with tenure facilities equivalent to NE regions.

(b) Representation from Shri Biswajit  Pandyopadhyay, AO (TR-II/Alp), Staff No. 89647 % the DGM (NWO-Alp), BSNL, Calcutta Telephones, Kolkatta-27 regarding Submission of option for posting in West Bengal Telecom Circle (except Kolkata) with tenure facilities equivalent  to NE regions

(c) Requests for Transfer / Posting / Cancellation / Retention in the Cadre of    Accounts Personnel <<<Click here for letter>>>>

 

(2) Smt. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding non writing of APARs by some of the senior officers i.e. Sr.GMs/GMs of CO BSNL despite of submission of self-appraisal by the individual Executives in time.  <<<Click here for letter>>>>

23.08.2016:   Lunch Hour demonstration – A Successful Implementation

The lunch hour demonstration on the call of the United Forum of Executives’ Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and SNEA (I) held successfully today through the country. Comrade GS addressed the gathering in the court yard of BSNL Corporate Office and apprised in detail that BSNL management has failed in getting cleared the proposal for replacement of E1A by E2 and E2A by E3 and subsequent IDA pay scales E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7 from DoT. Also dragging the implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy rather efforts are being made to dilute the recommendations made by the Khan Committee. DoT officers with an indifferent attitude are rejecting the all the proposals of BSNL executives approved by BSNL MC / BSNL Board. The proposal regarding 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees is still pending in DoT for more than last three months. All the HR related issues are being disagreed by Govt. nominee Directors on one pretext or the other just to frustrate the executives in BSNL. Hence, the United Forum has been forced to launch the agitation programs. He appealed, let all the executives to actively participate in the ongoing agitation program to give a befitted reply to the negative forces in DoT and failure of BSNL management.  AIBSNLEA is committed to get resolve all these issues.

23.08.2016:  United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations, CHQ, New Delhi comprising AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and SNEA(I) served  notice for organizational actions programme protesting against the inordinate delay in implementation of  <<<Click here for notice>>>>

Demands:

1. Immediate replacement of intermediary pay scales of E1-A and E2-A by standard pay scales of E2 and E3 for JTO and SDE equivalent cadres w.e.f 01.01.2007 as per the recommendation of the Joint Committee.
2. Extending 30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited Employees as per the recommendation of 2nd PRC.
3. Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and first Time Bound Promotion as per the recommendation of Joint committee.

Organisational Actions and schedule:

All the Circle/District Secretaries are requested to hold successful "Lunch/closing Hour Demonstrations" at BSNL Corporate Office/Circle/SSA Head quarters and other major Centres on today i.e. 23rd August, 2016.

CALCULATE YOUR GAIN AND LOSS ON 78.2% IDA FIXATION OF BSNL PENSIONERS
We extend our thanks & gratitude to Com M K Morodia CS/Rajasthan/AIBSNLEA for developing the calculators

AUTO CALCULATOR FOR PRE 2007 PENSIONERS

AUTO CALCULATOR FOR POST 2007 PENSIONERS

18.08.2016:   BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding LICE for promotion to the grade of JAO 40% held on 17.07.2016  <<<Click here for letter>>>>
18.08.2016:   BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding JTO Induction Training Programme for the successful Deptl. candidates for promotion from Group 'C' to the grade of JTO (Telecom) through LICE held on 22/05/2016 <<<Click here for letter>>>>
18.08.2016:   Estt. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding revision of pension of BSNL Pensioners/ family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/ DR with Basic Pay /Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/ DR for the purpose of fitment.  <<<<Click here for Letter and Annexure-I>>>>    <<<Annexure-II & III>>>   <<<Annexure-IV & V>>>
17.08.2016:  United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations, CHQ, New Delhi comprising AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and SNEA(I) served  notice for organizational actions programme protesting against the inordinate delay in implementation of 
a) Standard Pay scales of E2 and E3 for JTO, SDE and equivalent cadres, 
b) 30% Superannuation benefit for BSNL Recruited Employees and 
c) Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and first TBP.  
<<<Click here for notice>>>>

Demands:

1. Immediate replacement of intermediary pay scales of E1-A and E2-A by standard pay scales of E2 and E3 for JTO and SDE equivalent cadres w.e.f 01.01.2007 as per the recommendation of the Joint Committee.
2. Extending 30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited Employees as per the recommendation of 2nd PRC.
3. Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and first Time Bound Promotion as per the recommendation of Joint committee.

Organisational Actions and schedule:

1. "Lunch/closing Hour Demonstrations" at BSNL Corporate Office/Circle/SSA Head quarters and other major Centres on 23rd August, 2016.
2. "Full day Dharna" at BSNL Corporate Office/Circle/SSA Head quarters on 06th  & 7th September 2016.
3. "Day Long Hunger Fast" at BSNL Corporate Office/Circle/SSA Head quarters on 27th , 28th  and 29th  September, 2016.

Further Trade Union programs will be announced in case issues are not settled.

All the Circle/District Secretaries are requested to participate in the above mentioned Organizational Actions Programme and make it grand success.

17.08.2016:   Meeting with GM (FP), BSNL corporate Office:

GS, FS met with GM (FP) and discussed regarding:

A CPC from CAO to DGM (F): We requested GM (FP) to expedite the CPC from CAO to DGM (Fin.). GM (FP) informed that CPC for promotion from CAO to DGM (Fin.) has been fixed on 19.08.2016. He further mentioned that ACRs/VCRs of most the eligible CAOs are available and only a few about 8-10 CAOs VCRs are pending and still awaited. He assured to issue the promotions orders in this month i.e. August 2016 itself.

B CPC from AO to CAO: GM (FP) confirmed that the court case in the Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh is posted for hearing on 06.09.2016 and a positive development is there this regard is that a similar case is being heard in the Hon'ble Supreme Court where Hon'ble Supreme Court has directed DoP&T to issue necessary instructions in this regard hence, now Hon'ble CAT may dispose-of the case the CPCs may be expedited.

C Consideration of tenure / request transfer cases of AO / CAO / DGMs in Accounts cadre: We requested to consider the tenure / request transfer cases of AO / CAO / DGMs in Accounts cadre. GM (FP) assured to look into the matter.

17.08.2016:   Meeting with GM (Pers.), BSNL corporate Office:

GS met with GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:

(i) CPC from JTO (T) to SDE (T): GM (Pers.) informed that the court case in the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala, Ernakulum is posted for hearing on 29.08.2016 wherein the Sr. Advocate of BSNL Shri R.D. Aggarwala will be attending the court. It is expected that the stay will be vacated on that day and thereafter the CPC will be expedited.

(ii) CPC from SDE (T) to DE (T) and AO to CAO: GM (Pers.) informed that the court case in the Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh is posted for hearing on 06.09.2016 and a positive development is there this regard is that a similar case is being heard in the Hon'ble Supreme Court where Hon'ble Supreme Court has directed DoP&T to issue necessary instructions in this regard hence, now Hon'ble CAT may dispose-of the case the CPCs may be expedited.

(iii)  Posting orders on promotion of LDCE passed SDEs (T): GM (Pers.) informed that the court case in the Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh in this regard is posted for hearing on 06.09.2016

(iv)  Restructuring of AD (OL) cadre: We requested GM (Pers.) to pursue the case for getting the necessary ratification in the case from DoT. GM (Pers.) assured to discuss the case shortly with DDG (Estt), DoT.

(v) Settlement of Pay fixation and Pension of BSNL employee's w.r.t DOT No.61-7/2015-SU dated 5th Feb 2016: We requested to get an early clarification from DoT in this regard. GM (Pers.) informed that he has discussed the matter with DDG (Estt) and shortly the reply will be received in this regard.

(vi) CPCs from SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E): We requested GM(Pers.) to expedite CPCs from SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E). GM(Pers.) mentioned that both the CPCs from SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E) are in progress. ACRs/VCRs are being collected. Efforts are being made to expedite CPCs at the earliest.

(vii) CPC from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF)- SCF Quota: We requested to fill up the vacant SDE(TF) SCF quota by conducting CPC at the earliest. GM(Pers.) informed that CPC from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF) is being conducted to fill up the SDE(TF) vacant posts after the year 2012 vacancies. He assured an early action in this regard.

(viii) LDCE from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF) : We requested to nofity LDCE from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF). GM(Pers.) infomed that shortly a letter is being given to rectt. Cell to hold LDCE from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF) to fill up the SDE(TF) vacant posts onwards the year 2002. He assured an early notification in this regard.

17.08.2016:   Meeting with CMD, BSNL

GS, FS, AGS (HQ) and AGS (Fin.) met with CMD BSNL and congratulated him regarding the Hon'ble Prime Minister's speech on 15th August 2016 referring about the revival of BSNL. CMD appreciated our feelings and mentioned that it will give a great boost to the revival of BSNL and message to all concern to support BSNL in this regard. We also apprised him about our presentation given to the Chairman and the members of 3rd PRC wherein they appreciated our pleadings on affordability and assured to consider the PSUs for Pay revision who are making operational profits. CMD also mentioned that he will feel happy after implementing 3rd PRC recommendations in full in case BSNL's operational profit continues.

 

We also expressed our serious concern against the denial of DoT on BSNL's proposal for revision of pay scales in BSNL as proposed. We categorically told that we are now being forced to go on agitation path and requested to avoid the agitation, CMD should use his good office to get the proposal cleared from DoT. CMD mentioned that he has already directed Director (HR) to immediately reply the DoT letter on point to point basis on all the points and to clarify that BSNL is ready to bear the financial liability arose in this regard. He assured to get the proposal cleared from DoT.

 

On the issue of CPSU cadre hierarchy, CMD mentioned that GM (Pers.) has already given the presentation to Director (HR) and shortly, the presentation will be given to MC of BSNL. Thereafter, opinion from all the Executive Associations will be taken for further action.

16.08.2016:   GS writes to:

1. Shri Anupam Srivastava CMD BSNL regarding request for reduction of tenure period in Kashmir Valley due to ongoing unrest <<<Click here for letter >>>>

2. Shri Anupam Srivastava CMD BSNL regarding Implementation of directions in the judgment dated 12.07.2010 in TA   No.110/2008 of Hon'ble CAT, Ernakulum Bench <<<Click here for letter >>>>

3. Smt. Sujata Ray Director (HR)  BSNL Board regarding Creation of Principal Private Secretary in the newly formed Telangana Circle.<<<Click here for letter >>>>  

4. The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Transfer / Posting / Cancellation / Retention in the Cadre of    Accounts Personnel <<<Click here for letter >>>>

5. The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Transfer / Posting / Cancellation / Retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE

(b)Requests for Transfer / Posting / Cancellation / Retention in the Cadre of DGM <<<Click here for letter >>>>

6.  The PGM (EW) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding Representation from Shri Kajal Kanjilal, SDE (E-A) % the Sr. CE(E), BSNL, Ranchi regarding Non issuance of reliving order after transfer order issued from % the PGM(EW), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi- <<<Click here for letter >>>>

16.08.2016:   BSNL Corporate Office issues orders regarding promotions and posting of Regular DEs/AGMs of Telecom Operations Stream to the grade of DGM in the Pay Scale of Rs. 32900 - 58000, purely on temporary and adhoc basis.  <<<<Click here for the order>>>>  Congratulations!

16.08.2016:   Hon'ble Prime Minister's speech on 70th I' Day - Message from CMD BSNL:

CMD BSNL vide his DO letter to all Functional Directors and employees of BSNL has mentioned that " There cannot be a bigger proof to believe that turnaround of BSNL is in the top most priority list of Government of India; as we all heard our Hon'ble Prime Minister stating in his speech to the nation on the occasion of India's 70th Independence Day from historic Red Fort, yesterday that financial turnaround of BSNL has begun. This is a historic moment for BSNL as it strengthens itself for the deciding battle to turnaround and is on the radar of Prime Minister himself."

CMD, BSNL has further took the opportunity to urge all the give their best in serving the customers and the nation in a manner befitting to the objectives of providing quality telecom services at affordable cost through out the length and breadth of the country. Let us not leave any stone unturned to commit ourselves to the wishes of our Hon'ble Prime Minister to make BSNL a fully profitable PSU at the earliest.

<<<<Click here for the Copy of DO from CMD BSNL>>>>

16.08.2016:   BSNL Corporate Office issues directions once again  on 12.08.2016 regarding the preparatory works for ensuing CPC fro promotions from SDE (T)s / Adhoc DEs to AGM /DE (T) on adhoc / regular basis - updating of APARs and tabulation sheet  <<<<Click here for the order>>>>

CHQ Office Bearers and Circle Secretaries of all the Circles except TN, OR, KRL, NE-I and CHTD  are requested to kindly look into and ensure timely submission the required Data to the Pers. Cell for further necessary action.

16.08.2016:   BSNL Corporate Office issues transfer and posting orders on 12.08.2016 in the grade of SDE (Civil) <<<<Click here for the order>>>>

<<<<Click here for the address to the Nation by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India from the ramparts of the Red Fort, New Delhi on 70th Independence day-2016, wherein Hon'ble PM told that BSNL is doing well and now making operating profit......>>>>

AIBSNLEA WISHES

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY-2016

TO ONE & ALL

13.08.2016:   DoT issued letter regarding proposal of replacement  scales for pre-revised E1A, E2A pay scales for JTOs,SDEs and equivalent cadres and upgradation of E3, E4, E5 & E6 scales w.e.f 01.01.2007  <<<Click here for letter >>>> .

12.08.2016:   Final List of Associations regarding conduct of the Membership Verification:

BSNL Corporate office issued Final List of Associations willing and eligible to participate in the Membership Verification to elect majority representative Association of Executive Employees in BSNL <<<<Click here for the letter >>>>> Now the following Associations are participating in the process of Membership verification:

1. All India BSNL Executives' Association

2. All India BSNL Officers' Association

3. All India Telecom Executive & Engineers Association

4. Association of BSNL LDCE Executives

5. Bahujan Executives Association of BSNL

6. Bharatiya BSNL Officer's Association

7. BSNL Association of Serving Executives (India)

8. BSNL Officers' Association

9. Sanchar Nigam Executives Association

10. Telecom Sector Officers Association

11.08.2016:   As per the speculations of AIBSNLEA made on 10.08.2016, BSNL Corporate office issued orders regarding admissibility of House Rent Allowance at IDA Basic Pay with 78.2% fitment in respect of Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL.  <<<<Click here for order>>>>
10.08.2016:   BSNL Corporate Office writes all CGMs, BSNL regarding settlement of issues relating to the medical facility extended to retired employees of BSNL <<<<Click here for the letter >>>>
10.08.2016:   BSNL Corporate Office writes CGM, ITPC regarding development of a web-based program for monitoring medical claims of retired employees of BSNL. <<<<Click here for the letter >>>>
10.08.2016:   BSNL Corporate Office issues transfer and posting orders in the grade of Accounts Officer / Sr. Accounts Officers <<<<Click here for the order>>>>

10.08.2016:   Payment of HRA on Basic Pay  with 78.2% fitment:

The competent authority has approved the benefit of HRA on Basic Pay  with 78.2% fitment instead of 68.8 % fitment as being paid presently. The payment will be made w.e.f. 01.10.2016.

AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded results. The orders in this regard are expected shortly.

10.08.2016:   Service With A Smile (SWAS):

In order to boost the SWAS programme, BSNL Corporate Office organized a Oath taking Ceremony on today 10.08.2016 at 10.15 Hrs in which CMD BSNL administered the oath to all the employees. After a brief speech, CMD BSNL green signalled a rally  of BSNL employees from Bharat Sanchar Bhawan. The rally took a route HCM Lane, Atul Grove Road, Talastoy Marg and Janpth and reached back to Bharat Sanchar Bhawan. The rally stretch was about half kilometre long. Our GS along with all other CHQ Office Bearers and AIBSNLEA members stationed at New Delhi took part in the oath taking ceremony as well as in the rally.  <<<Click here for the glimpses of the function at BSNL CO ND>>>

Such type of programs are being organised through out the country at all SSA and Circle HQs

10.08.2016:   GS writes to:

1.  The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a) Requests for Transfer / Posting / Cancellation / Retention in the Cadre of  AGM/DE

(b) Requests for Transfer / Posting / Cancellation / Retention in the Cadre of DGM (Adhoc)

(c) Inordinate delay in relieving of executives / officers under transfer to / from tenure stations – releasing of such officers from BSNL CO

(d) Requests for Transfer / Posting / Cancellation / Retention in the Cadre of SDE (T)

<<<Click here for letter to GM (Pers)>>>

2. The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Transfer / Posting / Cancellation / Retention in the Cadre of    Accounts Personnel

<<<Click here for letter to GM (FP)>>

09.08.2016:   GS writes to Shri J S Deepak, Chairman TC and Secretary (T) regarding revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners on implementation of 7th CPC recommendations  <<<Click here for letter to Secretary (T) >>>

09.08.2016:   GS writes to:

1. The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Transfer / Posting / Cancellation / retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE  

<<<Click here for letter to GM (Pers)>>>

2. The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a)   Representation from Shri C. Srimathi, Staff No. 88299, CAO % PGM, Hyderabad Telecom District, Hyderabad regarding – Posting in Telangana / AP Circle

(b) Requests for Transfer / Posting / Cancellation / Retention in the Cadre of  Accounts Personnel

 <<<Click here for letter to GM (FP)>>>

3. The PGM (BW) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Transfer / Posting / Cancellation / Retention in the Cadre of SDE (Civil)

 <<<Click here for letter to PGM (BW) >>

09.08.2016:   Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding implementation SWAS program on 10.08.2016

GS, FS met Director (HR) BSNL Board and discussed regarding observing the SWAS program with the name “SAMPARK” (SAMay PAR Kam). Director (HR) mentioned that this program is being organized throughout the country at BSNL CO / Circle HQ / SSA HQ on 10.08.2016. The purpose of this program is to strengthen tie with customer and to intensify the SWAS program in BSNL.  This program will start with an oath to be administered by CMD BSNL at 10.15 am in front of BSNL Corporate Office. Similarly, the oath will be administered throughout the country by CGMs / SSA Heads. Thereafter a procession of all employees will start displaying all BSNL brands / tariffs to attract the customers. She appreciated the initiative taken by the BSNL Unions / Associations and requested to make it a grand success. We assured our fullest co-operation. <<<Click here for the letter from SR Cell>>>>

All the members of  AIBSNLEA are requested to actively participate in above "SAMPARK" program being organized at their headquarters.

08.08.2016:   Meeting with GM (Pers): GS met GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi and discussed regarding:

A Settlement of Pay fixation and Pension of BSNL employee's w.r.t DOT No.61-7/2015-SU dated 5th Feb 2016: We requested to get an early clarification from DoT in this regard. GM (Pers.) informed that tomorrow I shall be meeting with the concerned officers in DoT for giving an early reply in this regard.

B Clearance from DoT on restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre: We requested to pursue the matter in DoT for early clearance on restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

C Consideration of Tenure / Request transfers of SDEs / DEs: We requested to consider tenure / request transfers of SDEs / DEs who are completing their tenure in September 2016. We also apprised that more than 20 lady officers from Kerala, AP and Maharashtra Circle are waiting for their transfers in addition to about 50 other officers. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

D Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy:   GM (Pers.) informed that a presentation has been prepared to present the case before the competent authority within this week. Thereafter it will be circulated to the Executive Associations for their comments.

08.08.2016:   Presentation to 3rd PRC:

GS, FS, AGS (HQ) and AGS (Fin.) along with GS, VP and OS (HQ) of AIGETOA and GS, AGSs of TEAM (MTNL) attended a meeting with the Chairman of 3rd PRC Hon'ble Justice Shri Satish Chandra, Member Secretary Shri Madhukar Gupta (Addl Secretary, DPE) and  Member (PRC) Shri Shailendra Pal SinghEx-Director (HR), NTPC Ltd. wherein GS presented the views of the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA as per the questionnaire. Hon'ble Chairman and Members of 3rd PRC gave a patient observation and hearing to the presentation on all the items of questionnaire and discussed most of the items in details.   <<<Click here for the Details of the Presentation>>>>

 

After detailed discussions mainly on affordability, similar standard pay scales in all PSU except perks and allowance which may be decided by the concerned PSUs, IDA Pension revision to BSNL Pensioners and superannuation benefits to the PSU employees etc Hon'ble Chairman and Members of 3rd PRC asked us to give a brief enumerating the points of aspirations of the BSNL Executives. Hon'ble members of 3rd PRC assured to consider genuine aspiration of BSNL Executives. The meeting lasted for more than one and half hours.  <<<Click here for the Complete Presentation>>>>

08.08.2016:  Congratulations! AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result  in getting released the results of the LICE for promotion from Group "C" to the grade of JAO under 40% quota held on 17.07.2016 along with the list of candidates who have secured minimum qualifying marks.

 <<<Click here for Forwarding Letter Page 1>>>>  <<<Click here for Forwarding Letter Page 2>>>> <<<Click here for the list of qualified candidates>>>>

Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare has issued the formal orders for revision of central government pensioners. The said order says:
2.1 These orders shall apply to all pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension before 1.1.2016 under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972
7. (a) Where the Government servants on permanent absorption in public sector undertakings/autonomous bodies continue to draw pension separately from the Government, the pension of such absorbees will be updated in terms of these orders.  <<<Click here for Order>>>>

05.08.2016:   BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding Transfer/ posting in the grade of SDE(C)  <<<<Click here for order>>>>
05.08.2016:   BSNL Corporate office issued list of eligible Associations regarding conduct of 1st Membership Verification for elect majority representative Association of Executives Employees in BSNL - <<<<Click here for the list of eligible Associations>>>>>
05.08.2016:  Congratulations! AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result  in getting released regular promotion to the SDE(C) grade under Seniority cum fitness quota (67% quota). <<<Click here for order>>>>
04.08.2016:   GS writes to:

1. The GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office regarding  requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel <<<Click here for letter>>>

2.The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office  regarding requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE <<<Click here for letter>>>

3. The GM (Estt) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding  requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of JTO <<<Click here for letter>>>

03.08.2016:   Review of existing soft tenure area / stations & assessment of new soft tenure areas:

BSNL Corporate Office has decided to review the existing dispensation of soft tenure areas in all circles before considering any new area. Feedback, is this regard is asked from the Circle Heads keeping in view the certain consideration. <<<Click here for letter>>>

All the Circle Secretaries are requested to be vigilant is this regard.

03.08.2016:   Meeting with GM (SR):

GS, Advisor (HQ) met GM (SR) BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding the status of applicant Associations in the forthcoming membership verification. GM (SR) informed that Ten Executives Associations  have filed their nominations for taking part in the membership verification process. These applications are under scrutiny and final list of Applicant Associations will be circulated after the approval of competent authority shortly.

03.08.2016:   Meeting with GM (FP):

GS, FS, AGS (HQ) and AGS (Fin) met GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi and discussed regarding:

A. CPC from CAO to DGM (Fin.): We requested to expedite CPC from CAO to DGM (Fin.). GM (FP) informed that CPC work is in progress. Most of the ACRs and about 300 VCRs have been received in SEA Cell. Shortly CPC will be expedited. He assured to issue promotion orders in this month itself.

B. CPC from AO to CAO: GM (FP) confirmed that the Pers. Cell BSNL CO is going to file a Writ Petition in the Hon'ble high Court of Chandigarh shortly. After the vacation of the stay orders on promotions the CPCs from AO to CAO and JAO to AO will be expedited.

C. Consideration of request / tenure transfer orders of AOs: We requested for consideration of requests for modification / cancellation of some transfer orders of AOs on genuine grounds. GM (FP) assured to consider the genuine cases.

03.08.2016:   Meeting with GM (Pers.):

GS, AGS (HQ) met GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi and extended thanks for modification of some DGM posting orders on promotion and acceptance of declination and also discussed regarding:

A. CPC from JTO to SDE (T): We requested to expedite the CPC from JTO to SDE (T). GM (Pers.) mentioned that the MA has been filed in the Hon'ble High Court Kerala and the hearing is expected on 08th or 09th August 2016. He assured that as soon as the stay is vacated the CPC will be expedited.

B. CPC from SDE to DE and AO to CAO: GM (Pers.) informed that a Writ Petition has been prepared and shortly will be sent to Punjab Circle to file in the Hon'ble High Court against the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh judgment wherein BSNL has been restrained to issue the promotion orders from SDE to DE and AO to CAO.

C. Circulation of the seniority lists of DEs and SDEs: We requested to circulate the seniority lists of DEs and SDEs (List No. 8) to the filed units from which the promotions orders have been issued by the BSNL Corporate Office.

D. Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre: We requested to pursue in DoT for early clearance on AD (OL) restructuring proposal approved by BSNL MC. GM (Pers.) assured to look into.

03.08.2016:    DPC for promotion from CAO to the cadre of DGM (Finance):

The DPC for promotion from CAO to the cadre of DGM (Finance) on adhoc basis is held  up due to want of APARs. List of Regular CAOs, whose APARs (CRs) and VCs is  wanting as on 03.08.2016 for the CPC is attached. All the CHQ Office Bearers / Circle Secretaries / District Secretaries are requested to kindly make all out efforts for making available the pending APARs concerning to their Circle / District immediately for curtailment of delay in conducting CPC for the cadre of DGM (Finance). <<<<Click here for the List>>>>>

03.08.2016:   Nation wide protest demonstration during lunch hours on 03.08.2016 against the reported move of the NITI Aayog for making strategic sale in BSNL/MTNL:

In the chain of the nation wide protest demonstration during lunch hours on 03.08.2016 against the reported move of the NITI Aayog for making strategic sale in BSNL/MTNL a massive demonstration of MTNL and BSNL Executives and Non-Executives is held in front of Eastern Court Building, Janpath New Delhi. Comrade GS addressed the gathering. Click below tabs for the glimpses:

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02.08.2016:   GS writes to:

1. The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding  Representation received from Shri Santer Pal, SDE (Civil), BSNL CSD-Eastern Court , ND regarding provision of 3% reservation in promotion for physically handicapped in group  “A”, “ B”, “C” & “ D' as per PWD Act 1995 since 01.01.1996 and Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgement dated 30.6.2016. <<<Click here for letter>>>

2.The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a)Representation received from Shri D. Paramasivam (Retired), SDE (EP) & Shri C.G.K. Deennan(Retired)

SDE (Electrical Stores) % Executive Engineer (Electrical), Electrical Division- III, Chennai-600010

regarding review of First IDA Scales up gradation under 2nd ACP Scheme of Time Bound promotion

policy for Group “B” level officers of BSNL & further grant of time Bound promotion

(b) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE <<<Click here for

letter>>>

3. The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding  requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel <<<Click here for letter>>>

02.08.2016:   Meeting with GM (A), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi:

GS, AGS (Fin.) and GS, President AIRBSNLEWA met GM (A) BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi and discussed regarding:

1 Corporate office should send instructions to CGMs to empanel CGHS approved hospitals and make agreement with them so that they-

a) Offer treatment to BSNL pensioners at CGHS rate on cash payment basis.

b) At the time of discharge they certify that on the bills the treatment is made as per CGHS prescribed rates and also supply the necessary documents required for reimbursement like ‘bed head ticket' etc.

c) On submission of the bills the reimbursement be strictly made within one month. A system should be there in ERP to monitor the pendency of the cases. This system should be introduced over and above the cashless system which gets defunct after sometime for non-payment of Hospital Bills.

On the above issues GM(Admn.) assured to issue instructions to CGMs from Corporate Office within this week time.

2. Corporate office should specifically issue fresh instructions to all concerned including zonal ITPCs for following provisions of the order of 2007 on free calls to concessional Telephones. We have approached the GMs of ITPC but they want clarification from Corporate Office.

In this regard GM(Admn.) appreciated our concern and assured to send a letter to CGM ITPC with respect to their discussions to issue clarification from Corporate Office shortly.

3. For preparation of the package tracking outdoor medical bills, only 5% of the work done in ITPC Pune in last 3 months. Unless a strict instruction is issued they may take more time. The job should be completed by August 2016. Before implementation, a demo may be given to us for any modification for more usefulness of the pensioners.

GM(Admn.) informed that he has already discussed the matter with CGM ITPC Pune and the work for preparation of the package tracking outdoor medical bills is in progress and CGM ITPC has assured to complete the package within 2-3 months time. However, GM(Admn) further assured to discuss the matter with CGM ITPC for an early action.

02.08.2016:  GS discussed with PGM(BW) regarding consideration of tenure / request transfers of SDEs(Civil) from hard tenure Circles. PGM(BW) mentioned that the CPC minutes from JTO(Civil) to SCE(Civil) Promotions has been sent to the competent authority for approval to fill up about 50 SDEs (Civil) vacant posts. He assured that at the time of posting on promotion all the tenure / request transfers of SDEs(Civil) will be considered.

02.08.2016:  GS met Jt.GM(Pers) and discussed regarding-

a) Consideration of requests for modifications of posting orders on promotions to DGM & accepting declination- We extended thanks to Dir (HR), GM(Pers) and Jt. GM(Pers) for consideration of requests for modifications of posting orders on promotions to DGM & accepting declination. Jt. GM(Pers.) appreciated our concern and mentioned that on genuine grounds all the cases have been considered.

b) CPC from JTO(Civil) to SDE(Civil)- We requested to give clearance to the  CPC minutes from JTO(Civil) to SDE(Civil) sent by PGM (BW). JT. GM(Pers) confirmed that the CPC minutes has been received 2 days before in Pers Cell and within this week the clearance will be given to BW Unit for issuing the promotion orders.

c) CPC from SDE(E) to EE(E)- Jt. GM(Pers) informed that the CPC work is in progress in CPC Cell, shortly CPC will be expedited but the promotion orders will be issued after getting the clearance from Hon'ble PB CAT New Delhi. He assured an early action in this regard.

02.08.2016:   BSNL Corporate Office on 29.07.2016 writes:

1. All CGMS regarding extension of CGHS facility to retired BSNL employees

 <<<Click here for letter>>>

2. The Director (Estt), DoT requesting to direct the concerned to indicate the equivalent basic pay and grade pay for the retired employees who have already been issued PPOs also, if they approach the concerned authorities.

 <<<Click here for letter>>>  <<<Click here for Minutes of Meeting>>>

02.08.2016:   ---- < APPEAL > ----

All the CHQ Office Bearers / Circle Secretaries / District Secretaries of AIBSNLEA are requested to actively participate along with all members of AIBSNLEA in the nation wide protest demonstration during lunch hours on 03.08.2016 against the reported move of the NITI Aayog for making strategic sale in BSNL/MTNL. Copy of the Notice served upon is again uploaded herewith <<<Click here for the Notice>>>

02.08.2016:   GS writes to

1. The Director (HR),  BSNL Board, regarding circulation of eligibility list of STS level officers of Telecom Operation stream <<<Click here for letter>>>

2. The GM (Pers),  BSNL C.O. regarding correction in the Office Order No. 1-1/2016-Pers.II dated 21.07.2016 in respect of Shri Naresh Kumar (S. No. 22 of the list of the executives transferred as substitutes)<<<Click here for letter>>>

3. Shri Sunil Kumar, GM (FP), BSNL C.O, regarding Cancellation of transfer orders on the immunity ground of AIBSNLEA Office Bearers transferred on long stay basis -  <<<Click here for letter>>>

01.08.2016:   GS writes to

1.The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a) Request for transfer / Posting / Cancellation / retention in the cadre of DGM

(b) Representation received from Shri Rajendra Subhanrao Hange, Sr.SDE Maharashtra Circle  for cancellation of All India transfer order to NE II Circle due to Handicap disability of 40%

<<<Click here for letter>>>

2. The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a)  Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel

(b) Representation from Shri Devendra Singh Pal JAO (Officiating).-<<<Click here for letter>>>

29.07.2016:   Meeting with GM (Pers):

GS discussed the issue of DE to DGM (Adhoc) promotion orders issue with GM (Pers). GM (Pers) informed that those who have requested for Vijayawada from AP Circle or from other circles, their cases are being considered and those who have declined the promotions orders on various genuine grounds their cases are also being considered. The orders are expected by Friday this week.

29.07.2016:   United Forum of Unions and Associations of BSNL and MTNL gives Notice for Demonstration:

United Forum of Unions and Associations of BSNL and MTNL serves a notice to the Secretary (T), DoT for nation wide protest demonstration on 03.08.2016 against the reported move of the NITI Aayog for making strategic sale in BSNL/MTNL

<<<Click here for the Notice>>>

29.07.2016:   Meeting with Director (DPE):

GS along with Convener / United Forum (MTNL), GS, TEA MTNL, GS MTNL Staff Union and GS AIRBSNLEWA met with Shri S. Meekshisundram, Director, DPE and submitted a letter regarding revision of Pension of BSNL/MTNL Pensioners to make the terms and reference of 3rd PRC. Director (DPE) assured to put up the matter to the concerned authorities. He adviced to meet the Member Secretary of 3rd PRC Shri Madhukar Gupta, Addl. Secretary, DPE to apprise him the case. We tried to meet Addl. Secretary, DPE also but he not was available, hence, shortly we will meet all the concerned officers of 3rd PRC to discuss the matter of revision of pension of BSNL/MTNL Pensioners and also to discuss the questionnaire submitted by AIBSNLEA.

29.07.2016:   Meeting with Secretary (T):

GS along with Convener / United Forum (MTNL), GS, TEA MTNL, GS MTNL Staff Union and GS AIRBSNLEWA met with Secretary (Telecom), DoT and submitted a joint representation for taking initiative to include the issue of pension revision of BSNL/MTNL pensioners immediately in the terms and reference of 3rd PRC as the pension in BSNL/MTNL is the Govt. Pension payable by DoT under the statutory provisions of Rule 37-A of Central Civil Services (Pension Rules), 1972. Secretary (T) appreciated our concern and told that this matter has to be addressed by 3rd PRC, however, he assured to look into.

<<<Click here for the Joint Representation>>>

28.07.2016:   Meeting with GM (A), BSNL Corporate Office:

GS, AGS (HQ) along with the GS, President and FS of AIRBSNLEWA met with GM (A), BSNL Corporate Office. Earlier this meeting was scheduled to be held with Director (HR), BSNL Board as a follow up of the meeting held with her on 25.07.2016 regarding the pending issues of BSNL Pensioners. Director (HR) due to her business in the Management Committee directed GM (A) to discuss the issues. Accordingly following issues have been discussed:

A Outdoor medical bills reimbursement: We mentioned that the pensioners are kept out of scope the ERP. Their claims are still manually processed and entered in the system only at the last stage before payment. It is true that the payment is now deposited to their bank accounts but they are not informed the payments vis a vis the pending bills. They are also not informed about the receipt of the bill or the progress of the bill. We requested to bring the pensioner also in the scope of ERP. GM (A) appraised that he has spoken to CGM (ITPC) in this regard who has informed that a web based application like ERP is being developed at ITPC through which the pensioners will be informed regarding the progress of the payment of their medical bills. The application would be ready within next two-three months.

B Indoor medical treatment:  We mentioned that other than Delhi, almost in all circles the number of empaneled hospitals for treatment on cashless basis is bare minimum. In some circles for month together no empaneled hospitals are there. TPA system as is available in other corporate or linking with LIC as done by CGHS may be introduced. The committee constituted for reviewing the BSNLMRS should hear the voice of pensioners also as their need is different than the serving employees to some extent. GM (A) appreciated our concern and mentioned that he has already instructed field units to empanel as many as hospital who are ready to give medical facilities at the rates decided by CGHS for treatment of BSNL employees/pensioners. Regarding Delhi NCR region, he categorically mentioned that if any hospital is ready to give medical facilities at the rates decided by CGHS then it should be impressed upon to give a formal Expression of Interest (EOI) to him so that he can process this case for its empanelment in BSNL.   

C Free calls as per BSNL order in concessional telephones: We mentioned that the free calls allowed in the concessional telephones are 500+50 calls which should be 500+220 calls to BSNL as per order of BSNL dated 20-07-2007. GM (A) mentioned that there are clear direction on the Circular dated 20.07.2007 that the free call limit on concessional telephones is over and above the limit available in general.

D Allowing night calling facility in concessional telephones: We mentioned that the free Night Calling Facility as introduced in land line phones has not been extended so far to the concessional land line phones for pensioners. GM (A) informed that a proposal in this regard is already in pipe line as soon will be finalized and the orders will be issued.

28.07.2016:   Meeting with Director (HR):

GS discussed with Director (HR) for consideration of 5 SDEs (Civil) transfer orders from NE-I and NE-II Circles to Assam Circle since they have completed their tenure of two years. Director (HR) instructed GM (Pers.) to discuss the matter with PGM (BW) for resolution. GM (Pers) discussed the matter with PGM (BW) and appraised him about the provisions of the transfer policy of All India Cadres for hard tenure circles. PGM (BW) agreed to issue transfer orders in respect of 3 SDEs (Civil) by tomorrow to the Assam Circle and the remaining SDE (Civil) transfer orders will be considered along with JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil) promotion orders. GM (Pers) confirmed the discussion.

 

Regarding Pay fixation and settlement of Pension of BSNL employees w.r.t. DoT letter No.61-7/2015-SU dated 5th Feb 2016, GM (Pers) informed that as per our Association letter dated 22.07.2016 and discussions with AST / JST (A) / DDG (PF) / Director (EF) DoT, it is expected to get a positive reply as informed during the discussions by JST (A) to GM (Pers.)

28.07.2016:   United Forum of Executives' Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA welcome and felicitated Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications on assuming the high office of the Minister of State for Communications, Govt. of India and requested to grant a meeting to apprise about the burning issues related to the executives working in BSNL. <<<Click here for letter>>>

28.07.2016:   Concessional telephone facility to retired/retiring employees of BSNL - policy regarding.

BSNL Corporate Office vide letter number 2-7/2007-PHA dated 20.07.2007 had issued certain guidelines for provisioning of concessional telephone facility to retired/retiring employees of BSNL. A copy of the Circular is again uploaded for information <<<Click here for letter>>>

27.07.2016:   Releasing of executives from hard tenure circles/stations on completion of tenure:

Director (HR), BSNL Board writes to the CGMs of NE-II, NE-I, J&K, AS and A&N Circle regarding releasing of executives from hard tenure circles/stations on completion of tenure. Director (HR) has mentioned that " Further, considering the sensitivity & criticality of issue, it is requested that all the executives who have completed their tenures in hard circles/stations and whose transfer orders have been issued by the Corporate Office may be released in time, without waiting for the substitutes.

 

It is hereby further instructed that in all cases of transfer orders wherein executives are posted as substitutes to those who are completing their tenures in hard circles/stations, the transferred officers are to be released within 10 days of the issue of transfer orders by Corporate Office, without any exception. No further request for extension/cancellation/modification, etc will be entertained in this regard." <<<Click here for letter>>>

27.07.2016:   GS writes to

1. Mrs. Sujata Ray,Director (HR), BSNL Board, regarding Calling of options from officers / executives for posting in West Bengal Telecom Circle and its overlapping regions under ETR & ETP Circles (except Kolkata in all cases) with tenure facilities equivalent to NE Regions. <<<Click here for letter>>>

2. The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a)  Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel <<<Click here for letter>>>

3. The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a) Request for transfer / Posting / Cancellation / retention in the cadre of DGM

(b) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of   SDE

(c) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE

(d) Representation from Shri Sekar. M, HR No. 198700516, SDE (LA) % DE (BSS), Kumbakonam, regarding correction in HR No. in the eligibility list in SDE LDCE 33% quota held on 21.6.2015-<<<Click here for letter>>>

27.07.2016:   GS attended and addressed the 2nd Circle Conference of All India Retired BSNL Executives' Welfare Association in the CTO Auditorium, Eastern Court, New Delhi. Com GS in his address appraised in detail the efforts in the formation of AIRBSNLEWA to protect the interest of BSNL pensioners and for the settlement of their medical, pension and other personal claims etc. In true sense AIRBSNLEWA is safeguarding the interest of BSNL pensioners by settling their day to day problems of medical claims, Telephone bills/ BB facility and issues related to pension revision etc. Recently DOT issued 78.2% IDA pay fixation order for BSNL pensioners after continues struggle of AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA. The 60:40 sharing provision from pension Rule has also withdrawn after great efforts. It has strengthen the way for future pension revision of BSNL Pensioners. It is a great achievement of AIBSNLEA & AIRBSNLEWA.
Director (HR) is holding meeting with AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA representatives tomorrow at 15.30 hrs. to discuss the issues related to BSNL pensioners Telephone/BB facilities, payment of medical bills through ERP etc. In this manner AIBSNLEA & AIRBSNLEWA are making sincere efforts for the settlement of the grievances of BSNL pensioners.
In many circles the AIRBSNLEWA circle body have been formed but still some circles the circle bodies are to be formed. GS assured full co- operation in this regard. GS also informed that CGHS Medical facility orders from DOT to BSNL/MTNL pensioners are expected shortly. GS further assured fullest support to AIRBSNLEWA. The conference hall was jam packed.

27.07.2016:   An Appeal

As per the decision of the 5th AIC Mysuru all the Circle Secretaries are requested to coordinate with the retired executives of BSNL (our veteran leaders) in their circles to form the Circle Body of AIRBSNLEWA throughout the country wherever,  the Circle Bodies are not formed.

27.07.2016:    Status of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy:

It is understood that on tomorrow (28.07.2016) the presentation on CPSU cadre hierarchy will be given by the Pers Cell, BSNL CO  to the competent authority.

27.07.2016:    Meeting with GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office:

GS, FS, AGS (HQ) and CS (Haryana) met GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:

A Consideration of tenure / request transfers of SDEs/DEs/DGMs: We expressed our serious concern against the delay in issuance of tenure / request transfers. GM (Pers.) mentioned that all the tenure / request transfers are being considered and some pending transfer orders will be issued shortly.

B CPC from JTO to SDE (T): GM (Pers.) informed that the reply in the Hon'ble High Court Kerala has been submitted and now the hearing is expected in the first week of August 2016. The BSNL's  advocate from Kerala has reached to Delhi to discuss the mater with Sr. Advocate Shri R.D. Aggarwala  tomorrow for an early settlement of the case.

C CPC from SDE (T) to DE (T) and AO to CAO: GM (Pers.) informed that the writ petition against the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh judgement is being filed in the Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh. After the vacation of the stay orders the CPCs from SDE (T) to DE (T) and AO to CAO would be expedited.  

D CPC from CAO to DGM (F): We requested that CPC work from CAO to DGM (F) is in advance stage in SEA cell of BSNL CO and most of ACRs/VCRs have already been collected. Hence, it should be allowed to be completed in BSNL CO itself instead of sending it to Circles for screening. GM (Pers.) appreciated our concern and assured to discuss the matter with GM (FP) for expediting the CPC here in BSNL CO only.

E Posting of LDCE qualified candiadtes as SDE (T): GM (Pers.) mentioned that the options for posting from the qualified candidates and VCRs have been called for. However, the court case in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh is coming tomorrow for hearing.

27.07.2016:    Dear Comrades! One more feather in the cap of achievements of AIBSNLEA!

The OA No. 290/00165/2016 case of Chet Ram Sharma and others versus BSNL  regarding absorption of officiating JTOs heared on 25.7.2016 in Honourable CAT Bench, Jodhpur and the OA was dismissed. AIBSNLEA was impleaded in the case.

27.07.2016:   GS writes to Director (HR), BSNL Board, regarding recognition of majority representative Association of serving executive employee in BSNL - exclusive representation of Direct recruits of BSNL  <<<Click here for letter>>>

27.07.2016: ABSNLEA expresses its serious anguish against the sad demise of com. Maheshwar Dash, SDE Telecom of Odisha working at Dimapur, NE-2 Circle.  Sh. Dash on 26.7.2016 hanged  himself and committed suicide under  depression due to non issuance of his tenure transfer order in time.  It is the total negligent attitude of Personnel  cell.  AIBSNLEA has been requesting for timely tenure transfers of the executives.

CMD BSNL replied to GS, AIBSNLEA "I am aware .. this is very bad … my deepest condolence to him and his family .. I am told he was having some family issues… I have worked in NE for two and half years and can empathize with feelings of people posted…  will task Director (HR)/GM (Pers) to ensure quick transfer orders and also persuade substitutes to quickly join there without resorting to any political or other undue pressures.. "My deepest condolence to his friends and his family …"

Director (HR) replied to GS-- "Highly regretted … will find out what happened…"

AIBSNLEA convey its deepest condolence to the bereaved family of Sh.Maheswar Dash on his sad demise.  May his soul rest in peace.

26.07.2016:   7th Pay Commission Gazette Notification issued........<<<<Click here for notification>>>>

News on 7th Pay Commission

7th Pay Commission: Govt. publishes notification, relief to lakhs of central govt. employees  <<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

26.07.2016:   GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava CMD BSNL regarding affairs of Kerala Telecom Circle wherein a lady officer has been sexually harassed – Our protest against <<<Click here for letter>>> <<<Click here for the letter of CS Kerala>>>
25.07.2016:  GS AIBSNLEA and GS ,CS BSNL C.O., AIGETOA met Sh. Amid Yadav, J.t Secy (Admn) DOT and discussed regarding:-
a) Pay fixation and settlement of Pension of BSNL employees w.r.t DOT No.61-7/2015-SU dated 5th Feb 2016: In this regard we handed over our letter dated 22.7.16 with reference to meeting with AST and requested to issue an early clarification to CCAs for the settlement of the pension cases of BSNL pensioners. Jt. Secy (Admn) assured to look in to the matter.
b) Clearance to BSNL's proposal for the replacement of E-1A and E-2A IDA pay scales by E-2 and E-3 IDA pay scales and upgradation of subsequent IDA Pay scales: He requested for clearance of DOT on this issue. We also provided the 16-7-2016 FCI order wherein medical officers E-2 pay scales is replaced by E-3 IDA Pay scale (Higher pay scale) similarly E-1A and E-2A are to be replaced by E-2 and E-3in BSNL also. Jt. Secy (Admn) assured to look in to the matter.
We also met DDG (EF), Director (EF) and ADG (EF) and discussed the matter. They confirmed that the matter has been received from nodal section of Director (PSU) through JT Secy( Admn)/AST and being examined but nodal unit has to recommend the case. Accordingly we requested JT Secy (Admn) for recommending the case.

c) 30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees: We requested JT.Secy (Admn) for early clearance to BSNL Board's proposal on 3% contribution in superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees. Jt Secy (Admn) reacted that how such proposals can be considered when the financial condition of BSNL is not good. We pleaded that BSNL Board has already approved the proposal wherein AST is also the member of the BSNL Board. Hence, now the ratification from DOT is required. Jt. Secy (Admn) assured to look in to the matter.
25.07.2016:   GS,FS and GS AIRBSNLEWA met Director (HR) and discussed regarding:
a.) Issues related to BSNL Pensioners i.e free night calling, increase in B/B uses, Payment of Medical bills through ERP etc. We requested for early settlement of all these issues. Director (HR) decided to hold a separate meeting to discuss all these issues on 28/7/2016 at 15.00 hrs. with AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA.
b) implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy: We expressed our resentment against the delay in implementation of Khan Committee Report on CPSU cadre hierarchy. Director (HR) informed that GM(pers) will give a presentation to CMD BSNL on 27/7/2016 on the draft proposal of CPSU cadre hierarchy and thereafter the same will be circulated to all the Associations for their feedback.
c) E-2 and E-3 IDA Pay scales to JTO/SDE equivalent Executives and subsequent upgradation of pay scales: We requested to pursue in DOT the proposal of BSNL on revision of IDA Pay scales in BSNL. Director (HR) advised us to have follow up action in DOT. However, she assured to discuss the matter with concern DOT officers.
d) Endorsement of 78.2% IDA Pay fixation case of BSNL Pensioners: We requested Dir (HR) for the endorsement of DOT order on 78.2 IDA Pay fixation of BSNL pensioners. Director (HR) spoke with GM(Estt) and directed to endorse the DOT order immediately. Dir (HR) assured that by tomorrow the order will be endorsed.
e) Pay fixation and settlement of Pension of BSNL employees: We requested for the early settlement of the pension cases of BSNL pensioners in CCAs. Director (HR) assured to look in to the matter.
25.07.2016:   Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations writes to Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India regarding proposed strategic sale in BSNL and requesting him to completely abandon any proposal for disinvestment / strategic sale in BSNL.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

25.07.2016:  GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava CMD BSNL regarding resolutions passed in the 5th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA held at Mysuru (Karnataka) from 17th to 19th June 2016 - request for early settlement. <<<Click here for letter>>>

22.07.2016:   Congratulations! AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released Promotion order in the grade of Architect (E4) on regular basis <<<Click here for order>>>>

22.07.2016:   GS writes to:

1. Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL,  regarding  Pay fixation and settlement of pension of BSNL employees- <<<Click here for letter>>>

2. The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a) Request for Posting in Kerala Circle on promotion to DGM (Finance)

(b) Request for transfer / Posting / Cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Accountant Personnel

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3.The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding  

(a) Request for transfer / Posting / Cancellation / retention in the Cadre of AGM /DE

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22.07.2016:   Removal of 60:40 Clause towards the payment of pensionary benefits to the retires employees: DOT ultimately modified the liability of BSNL towards the payment of pensionary benefits to the retired employees vide letter number 40-13/2013-Pen(T) dated 20.07.2016 <<<Click here for letter>>>. Now-

a. The pension liability in respect of employees of DOT/DTS/DTO who retired prior to 01.10.2000 is solely borne by Government of India and the BSNL will have no liability in respect of these employees.

b. The liability towards pensionary benefits including family pension to the BSNL employees (excepting those recruited after 01.10.2000), as per sub-rule 22 of Rule 37-A of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 lies with the Government of India. The condition that the annual pension liability of the government shall not exceed 60% of the annual receipts to Government from the item specified in the O.M. dated 15.06.2006, is hereby rescinded.

c. BSNL will continue to discharge pension liability by way of pension contribution in accordance with FR 116.

This is an another feather in the cap of AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA,  who fought and persuaded from bottom to top to get a rid from this arbitrarily imposed provision on BSNL and thus ensures bright future of DOT/DTS/DTO employees aborbed in BSNL.

22.07.2016:   BSNL Corporate Office announces a policy guidelines for considering requests of its employees for deputation to outside organization.

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21.07.2016:  GS, AGS (Finance) and AGS(C/E/Arch/TF) met Adl. Secy (T) DOT and discussed regarding the objections are being raised by CCA units on the Pay fixation of Executives twice in the same Pay scale ie. On time bound promotion and Post based promotion as per  the provisions of EPP.  We explained that some CCAs are making queries w.r.t Pay fixation under EPP in the  cases of some executives who have retired recently and will retire shortly.  Whereas, all the  pay fixations of BSNL Executives have been made as per the provisions of EPP which was approved by DOT.  After detail discussions AST mentioned that the Pay fixation made as per EPP are not being questioned, only the number of pay fixation made in E-9 IDA Pay scale has been questioned.  Hence, no pension case of Group 'B' level Executives and promote Group 'A' level  will be questioned.  He assured to give clearance to all pending pension cases in CCAs.  He further advised to give a representation in this regard.

21.07.2016:  GS, AGS (Finance) and AGS(C/E/Arch/TF) met DDG(Estt) and Director (Estt) DOT and extended thanks for issuing the 78.2% IDA Pay fixation order of BSNL Pensioners and 60:40sharing provision withdrawal order  today by  DOT.

21.07.2016:  GS ,AGS (Finance) and AGS(C/E/Arch/TF) met PGM(BW) Sh.H.K.Mandora and s regarding

a. CPC from JTO (C) to SDE(C) - We requested to expedite CPC to fill up 58 SDE(C) vacant posts.  PGM(BW)  informed that the CPC has been expedited to fill up about 58 SDE(C) Posts, now the CPC minutes are being sent to the competent authority for approval.  He assured to issue promotion orders shortly.  We also requested for the consideration of tenure/request transfer of SDEs(C).  He assured to  look in to the matter.  For the consideration of the request transfer cases of SDEs(C) of NEI and NEII Circles to Assam Circle, he assured to discuss the matter with Director (HR) shortly. 

b. CPC from SDE(C) to EE(C) :- We requested to initiate CPC from SDE(C) to EE(C) . PGM (BW) mentioned that a proposal to initiate CPC from SDE (C) to EE(C) has been sent to the competent authority for approval.  He assured an early action in this regard.

c. Notional pay fixation of all upgraded pay scales w.e.f 1.10.2000- We requested to get cleared the proposal from BSNL MC w.r.t JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch/TF) Engineering wings pay fixation from 1.10.2000 on notional basis.  PGM (BW) assured to look in to the matter.

21.07.2016:  Meeting with CVO BSNL:GS, FS, AGS(HQ), AGS (Finance) and AGS (CE/Arch/TF) wings met CVO BSNL Sh.Deepak Kaushik recently joined on courtesy call.  We appraised him about the delay causing in issuing VCRs on time bound and post based promotion, delay in settlement of the disciplinary cases  and appeal cases in BSNL CO.   Also requested to  examine the cases in the manner where the cases due laps in the procedure or system have occurred are to be dealt differently to correct  the system.  CVO assured to look in to the matter.

21.07.2016:   Meeting  with CMD BSNL :GS met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding the press release/media report on strategic  sale of BSNL and MTNL as per the direction of Niti Ayog . CMD BSNL mentioned that this news was floated by media against that Hon'ble MOSC immediately spoke to the Niti Ayog authorities and asked to give clarification that Niti Ayog never proposed the strategic sale of BSNL/MTNL.  Accordingly, Niti Ayog  immediately conducted a press conference and clarified that BSNL and MTNL are not in the list of Niti Ayog for strategic sale.  Hence, there is no issue of strategic sale of BSNL/MTNL. He advised that now employees should concentrate to grow BSNL service and its quality.

We also requested for the settlement of long pending HR issues of executives in BSNL.  CMD assured to discuss the matter with Director (HR) for early settlement of the HR issues.

21.07.2016:  Report of the CEC AIBSNLEA, Kerala Circle held on 16th July 2016  at 10.30 Hrs at AIBSNLEA Bhawan, Ernakulam:The Circle Executive Committee of AIBSNLEA, Kerala Circle was held at AIBSNLEA Bhawan, Ernakulam at 10.30 hours on 16th July 2016  under the chairmanship of Shri . Manoj, Vice President , Kerala Circle.   The list of participants is annexed. The meeting commenced with silent prayer.

The agenda was passed with the inclusion of an additional item viz., "Resolutions", after silent prayer. Sri. K. N. M. Nair, District Secretary of Ernakulam SSA ( Host  welcomed all the members present.   

Shri. V. Shaji, Circle Secretary appraised the house that in the midst of apprehension among some of our members regarding the existence and continuance of our Association, there is happy news that some members of other executive unions are joined in AIBSNLEA in different SSAs recently. They enrolled as a new member of our Association and they are attending in our meeting.  He narrated all the organizational activities of each SSAs with the present members ship details.

On the arrival of the great leader of AIBSNLEA , Shri  Prahalad Rai, All India General Secretary, the house salute him with standing ovation  and  a self introduction was held.

Shri. Manoj, Vice President delivered his presidential speech.  He recalled the step-by-step growth of our Association since its inception, the gains and losses and his experiences throughout the associational life.  He reiterated the necessity of continuance of the association with improved vigor and vitality under the dynamic leadership of the new leadership which will come into effect in this meeting.

In the report of Circle Secretary, he narrated each and every activities being carried out in the circle and all the pending issues at circle level and CHQ levels . Some of the items he touched upon follows .

And service issues. The report is appreciated unanimously. 

Shri. Vijayakumar, Finance Secretary, Kerala Circle presented the status of the Receipts and payments accounts of the Association.  He expressed that some SSAs are very poor in remittance of subscriptions as well as.   However, some SSAs are deserves appreciation for their efforts to collect the monthly subscription up to 31.05.2016  and remit the quota to Circle Unit/CHQ.   

Sri. Mangalanandan, Advisor, Sri. Sebastain, CWC Member, Smt. Baby Rani, Vice President were given elaborated speech regarding the association activities as well as about the coming up referendum. 

Sri. Prahladrai, General Secretary has given a detailed speech regarding all the envious achievements our great association . In the hour long eloborative speech he ensured all the pending HR issue will be settled soon.  He recalled the details mentioned in his report of AIC held at Mysure.   The General Secretary urged all the Executives to act accordingly for the assured  winning of united forum in the referendum . He also urged the house to take all out efforts to  ensure  a splendid victory for our association. 

Sri. John, D/P Ernakulam  proposed Vote of Thanks and the meeting completed at 21.00 hours with dinner.

21.07.2016:  Report of the UF meeting of  AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA , Kerala Circle 
17th July 2016  at 10.30 Hrs at Hotel Paulson park Ernakulam:
Meeting of the UF of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA Kerala has been convened at Hotel Paulson park Ernakulam under the presidentship of V.Shaji , CS AIBSNLEA . Com. Prahlad Rai , GS AIBSNLEA and  Com. Laksman CHQ President AIGETOA participated and addressed the meeting. A coordination committee of UF is also formed with members of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA. Com. Laksman CHQ President AIGETOA elaborated all the issues of AIGETOA comrades and all direct recruiters . He urged to have a wide platform of DRs . He reminded the activities of UF. GS AIBSNLEA in is majestic speech explained all the victories carved out for the whole executive community of BSNL and action plans for going ahead to sort out pending issues.

21.07.2016:   GS writes to:

1. Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding JTOs (Erstwhile Officiating JTOs) Service.

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2. Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding Arbitrary move towards JTO (O)

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3. Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding JAO,LICE 40% examination 2013 Batch)  New syllabus and Request for Reserving required  posts for those  approached   and other CATs and for the qualified  JAO Candidates of Rajasthan Circle and Tamilnadu Circle but not declared as qualified due to want of vacancies due to wrong calculation of vacancies

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21.07.2016:  Status on Officiating JTO Case in Hon'ble CAT Jodhpur:

The OA No. 290/00165/2016 case of Chet Ram Sharma and others versus BSNL and others listed for hearing today. After a part hearing the case is further posted for 25.07.2016.  

20.07.2016:   GS writes to

1. The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding

(a)   Request for transfer / Posting / Cancellation / retention in the Cadre of DGM<<<Click here for letter>>>

20.07.2016:    DPC for promotion from CAO to the cadre of DGM (Finance):

The DPC for promotion from CAO to the cadre of DGM (Finance) on adhoc basis is held  up due to want of APARs. List of Regular CAOs, whose APARs (CRs) and VCs is  wanting as on 19-07-2016 for the CPC is attached. All the CHQ Office Bearers / Circle Secretaries / District Secretaries are requested to kindly make all out efforts for making available the pending APARs concerning to their Circle / District immediately for curtailment of delay in conducting CPC for the cadre of DGM (Finance). <<<<Click here for the List>>>>>

20.07.2016:  Withdrawal of 60:40 Pension sharing provision of BSNL Pensioners:

GS, AGS  (C/E Arch/TF) AIBSNLEA met DOT Officers regarding withdrawal of 60:40 pension sharing provision of BSNL Pensioners.  It is informed that a separate order w.r.to 60:40 provision withdrawal is under process to Secy. (T) for approval and the necessary order in this regard is expected shortly. (Most probably by tomorrow).

20.07.2016:   GS and FS discussed in the Pers Cell BSNL Corporate Office regarding:

 A Modification in posting order on promotion from DE to DGM and declination from promotion: It is understood that some modification from DE to DGM to nearby deficit circles may be considered on genuine grounds. Also the declination from DGM promotions may be considered only on some extra ordinary justified grounds.

 

B CPC from JTO (T) to SDE (T): The court case in the Hon'ble high court Kerala is posted for hearing on 27.07.2016 wherein the reply on TES Gr. "B" vacancy position since 1996 to 2001 and thereafter has been prepared by BSNL Corporate Office and being sent to BSNL Advocate through CGMT Kerala Circle shortly. BSNL's Advocate from Kerala will personally visit to BSNL Corporate Office to meet and discuss the matter with the senior officers of BSNL in the presence of Sr. Advocate Shri R.D. Aggarwal before next date of hearing i.e. 27.07.2016. We are expecting vacation of the stay orders on 27.07.2016.

 

C SDE (T) to DE (T) and AO to CAO CPCs: We have been pleading to get the stay order vacated by filing a writ petition in the Hon'ble High Court against the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh stay order on promotions. Now BSNL Management has decided to file a writ petition shortly in the Hon'ble High Court as per the advice of Solicitor General, Govt. of India.

 

D CPC from SDE (E) to EE (E): The CPC work is in progress in the CPC Cell of BSNL Corporate Office to fill up about 125 vacant EE (E) posts. Most of the ACRs have been received. About 30 VCRs have also been received. Efforts are being made to expedite the CPC.

19.07.2016:   GS writes to

1. The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding

(a)    Representation from Shri Shiv Das Ram, DE Staff No. 17075 & HR No. 197911018 regarding promotion & posting of regular DE of Telecom operations stream to the grade of DGM (Adhoc) in Telecom Operation stream in the pay scale of Rs. 32900-58000

(b) Requested for transfer / Posting / Cancellation / retention in the Cadre of SDE

( c) Representation from Shri Shibu, Rajbhasha Adhikari / AD (OL), % PGM , BGHD,HR No. 200100569 Telephone House , Bengaluru regarding request for temporary transfer to Kerala Circle.-

(d) Request for transfer / Posting / Cancellation / retention in the Cadre of DGM

(e) Request for transfer / Posting / Cancellation / retention in the Cadre of AGM <<<Click here for letter>>>

2. The Director (HR)  BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding

(a)  Representation received from Shri  P. Venugopal , Deputy General Manager (Finance) (Retired) 49, MGR Nagar , Attur bye pass Road, Seelanaicken patty, Salem- 636201  regarding refund of Rs. 72192/- recovered from salary towards delay in completion of Time Bound promotion Examination <<<Click here for letter>>>

3.  The PGM (BW), BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding

(a) Request for transfer / Posting / Cancellation / retention in the Cadre of SDE (Civil) <<<Click here for letter>>>

4. The Director (Finance)  BSNL Board, regarding

(a)  Representation received from Shri   B. Rajesh & S. Gnaneswara Rao, Officiating JAOs, Krishna SSA, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh Circle regarding for regularisation of Officiating JAOs as one Time measure. <<<Click here for letter>>>

19.07.2016:   Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre:

The proposal of restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre approved by BSNL MC has been sent to DoT for ratification. We will now pursue it in DoT for an early approval.

19.07.2016:   Meeting with Sr. GM (Legal) and GM (SR)

GS FS and AGS (Fin.) met with SR. GM (Legal) and GM (SR) and discussed regarding 3rd PRC questionnaire reply submitted by AIBSNLEA and its further submission to 3rd PRC. We explained the reply given by AIBSNLEA item wise. Sr. GM (Legal) and GM (SR) appreciated our presentation and assured to incorporate our feedback while framing BSNL's feedback to 3rd PRC.

19.07.2016:   GS writes to Shri Justice Satish Chandra (Retd), Chairman, 3rd PRC regarding the views of AIBSNLEA on the questionnaire circulated by the 3rd PRC and requests to grant a time to present our views in person on the proposed pay and perks structure of the executives in CPSEs effective from 01.01.2017 <<<Click here for the letter>>>

18.07.2016:  GS writes to:

(1) Shri A.K. Tyagi, PGM (EW), BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding

(a) Request for cancellation of Transfer in the grade of SDEs (E) of Odisha Circle.<<<Click here for letter>>>

(2) Shri A.K. Tyagi, PGM (EW), BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding

(b) Posting of SE (E), EE(E) & SDE(E) in Odisha Circle on priority basis. <<<Click here for letter>>>

(3) The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding

(a) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of    DGM (Adhoc)

(b) Request for transfer / Posting / Cancellation / retention in the Cadre of    AGM  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(4) The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding

(a)   Request for transfer / Posting / Cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Accountant Personnel

(b) Representation from  Shri P. Rajeshwar Rao CAO-TRA, % The CGM Telecom, Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai, Staff No. 87775 regarding for restoration of DGM-Adhoc Promotion.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

18.07.2016:   Meeting of the recently regularised officiating JTOs in Kerala on 17.07.2016 :About 250 officiating JTOs in BSNL Kerala circle who got absorbed recently as regular JTOs after a long wait as per JTO RR 2014 assembled in Ernakulam at " Renewal Centre Kaloor Kochi-17 " on 17-7-2016. There has been serious deliberations on their burning issues in the fore-noon session under the leadership of leaders like Com. K. Pushparaj JTO (Trivandrum) Legal Coordinator, Com. P.Radhakrishnan JTO, CWC member of AIBSNLEA etc. All of them conveyed their firm willingness to add strength to AIBSNLEA and got enrolled as members in their respective SSA branches..

The Officiating JTO fraternity held an open-session of their historic gathering at the same venue at 4.00 PM on the same day, in which Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary AIBSNLEA, Com. K.N.Baby Rani, All India Vice-President-I, AIBSNLEA, Com. T.K.Mangalanandan Ex- Circle Secretary and Advisor to AIBSNLEA, Kerala Com.ShajiCircle Secretary AIBSNLEA, Kerala Circle and the entire Circle Executive Committee members of AIBSNLEA Kerala including District Presidents and Secretaries have been invited. Almost all the recently regularized Officiating JTOs of Kerala Circle and majority of the CEC members of AIBSNLEA from various parts of the circle.

The AIBSNLEA leaders were welcomed by the participants with slogans "AIBSNLEA Zindabad " Com.Prahlad Rai Zindabad" etc. The session started at 4.00 PM with Com. P.Radhakrishnan (JTO Kannur & CWC member AIBSNLEA ) on the chair. Com. Harilal ( JTO Trivandum SSA ) welcomed the dignitaries on the dais and all the participants in the special function.
Com. P.Radhakrishnan in his presidential speech made a special mention of the serious and active involvement of AIBSNLEA CHQ under the leadership of Com.Prahlad Rai and the circle body under the leadership of Com.T.K.Mangalanandan for the past several years for bringing out a fruitful end result in their battle for regularization of Officiating JTOs in BSNL. He expressed the wholehearted gratitude to the AIBSNLEA for and on behalf of all the officiating JTOs got regularized recently. He also remembered that the efforts made by Com.K.N.Baby Rani ,CHQ-Vice-President of AIBSNLEA was vital in their prolonged battle for achieving the deserved regularization. He also appreciated the support and patronage being bestowed by the present Circle Secretary Com. V.Shaji and his team in Kerala circle.

Com.K.Pushparaj (JTO and legal-coordinator at Trivandrum) in his key-note address presented all burning issues still pending and haunting the HR field of officiating JTOs even after their regularization. He sought the full-fledged support and patronage of AIBSNLEA in settling all these genuine issues with regard to fixation of pay, seniority, promotional avenues etc. A memorandum on this matter accompanied by relevant documents was handed over to the General Secretary . He expressed his boundless thankfulness to the leaders of AIBSNLEA for their constant pursuance and support extended during the course of their struggle against injustice.

The special gathering felicitated the CHQ and circle level leader of AIBSNLEA by presenting mementos as a symbol of their affection and gratitude . They also donated an amount of Rupees Fifty thousand being their donation to the legal fund of AIBSNLEA CHQ.

Com. T.K.Mangalanandan, Former Circle Secretary and currently Advisor to AIBSNLEA, Kerala addressed the gathering and explained a brief history of the prolonged struggle we conducted against the injustice shown by certain vested interested groups who always tried to torpedo the Board's decisions to regularize the affected group. There had been a colluding group within the BSNL management, but we could bring it out and make the authorities fully convinced of the gravity and genuineness of the issue. This has finally led to the present achievement though it came belatedly. Even now there exists threats in the form of unwarranted court cases filed by frustrating groups, but we will defeat all such attempts with more vigour.

Com. K.N.BabyRani ,CHQ Vice-President in her speech narrated the course of action taken by AIBSNLEA CHQ to make the regularization of all officiating JTOs a reality. The full fledged support given by Com.Prahlad Rai, GS of AIBSNLEA was the main driving force. She added that the credit goes to the untiring and constant follow up done by members like Com. P. Radhakrishnan and Com.K.Pushparaj whose pursued the matter with a commendable will power. She requested all of the regularised JTOs to extend support to the mighty association AIBSNLEA and involve in the activities to make it the number one association in the ensuing referendum.
Com. V. Shaji, Circle Secretary Kerala also welcomed them to the forefront of association activities. He appealed all the JTOs to strengthen AIBSNLEA.

Com. Prahlad Rai GS AIBSNLEA in his speech elaborated the various phases in our struggle against indifferent attitude of BSNL administration in the case of regularisation of officiating JTOs. There had been lapses on the part of the management in defending the case of officiating JTOs in the court of law when it was dragged to the HC of Haryana by some vested interests. Only AIBSNLEA could point out it to the notice of CMD and we even demanded for a thorough enquiry in to the suspected collusion in this matter. The strong involvement and interference of our association and our constant pursuing could yield results finally. He stressed that AIBSNLEA always stood firmly with the oppressed group and those who are fighting for justice. This association will further take all possible measures to ensure that their genuine demands pertaining to fixation of pay and allowances, promotion, protection of service etc . He welcomed all the newly enrolled members and asked them to come to the forefront of this organisation to add momentum to our fight to become the number one association of executives in BSNL in the forthcoming election of association with majority of members. The call of the GS was received by the participants with a big applause.

Com. Ramachandran JTO from Kozhikode, and a veteran leader of the movement delivered vote of thanks.   
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18.07.2016:  Congratulations !

AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded results in getting released the long pending orders for Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners / family pensioners, who retired prior to 16.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay / Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment.

<<<Click here for the DoT OM dated 18.07.2016>>>

AIBSNLEA extends its thanks and gratitude to the then Hon'ble MOC & IT, Secretary (T) and all officers and officials of the Establishment Cell and other concerned Cells of DoT for their kind hearted support. in resolving the long pending issue of BSNL Pensioners.

15.07.2016:  GS writes to:

Mrs. Sujata Ray,Director (HR), BSNL Board, regarding request  for declaration of results of provisional candidates appeared in the JTO LICE(T), where the TTA examination was held after 31.12.2007-  <<<Click here for letter>>>

15.07.2016:   Meeting PGM (EW), BSNL Corporate Office:

GS, AGS (HQ), AGS (Fin.) and AGS (C/E/Arch/TF) met with PGM (EW), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi and discussed regarding:

A. CPC from SDE (E) to EE (E): We requested to expedite the CPC from SDE (E) to EE (E) and mentioned that since there is no stay order from any Hon'ble court we may go ahead for conducting the CPC from SDE (E) to EE (E) mentioning subject to out come of concerned court case. PGM (EW) informed that the CPC work is in progress, all the ACRS of the eligible SDEs have been collected, about 59 VCRs of the eligible SDEs have also been received. Regarding remaining VCRs a reminder will be issued today and shortly CPC will be conducted.

B.  CPC from JTO (E) to SDE (E): We requested to expedite the CPC from JTO (E) to SDE (E). Jt. GM (EW) who was also available in the meeting, informed that all the vacant SDEs(E) posts are already filled up however, after the EE (E) promotion orders against the vacant SDE (E) posts the CPC will be immediately initiated.

C. Promotion from TTA to JTO (E): Jt. GM (EW) informed  that to fill-up all vacant JTO (E) posts from departmental candidates an LICE conducted against that 80 candidates have qualified the exam wherein about 17 qualified candidates are in-eligible to appear in the said LICE. Shortly a decision will be taken in this regard.

D. CPC from CAO to DGM (Fin.): We requested PGM (EW), the Chairman of the CPC, to conduct the CPC for promotion from CAO to DGM (Fin.) at the earliest. PGM (EW) assured to look into the matter at the earliest.     

15.07.2016:   CPC for promotions from JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil):

As reported on yesterday, the CPC for promotions from JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil) commenced today to fill 57 vacancies. The CPC proceeding could not be completed today and will remain continued.

14.07.2016:   United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA leaders Meeting with Addl. Secretary (T)

GS alongwith GS AIGETOA and JS North AIGETOA met Addl. Secretary Telecom Shri N.  Sivasailam and discussed the status of Pay scale and Superannuation Proposals sent by BSNL. AST emphasized that by not extending the standard pay scales all these years and doing recruitment on non-standard pay scales was not good on the part of BSNL and the same should have been rectified way back. BSNL kept the issue hanging for all this time just on the pretext of sending queries and receiving counter queries.

 

We said that for failure on the part of BSNL Management, the employees who have been given sub-standard pay scales cannot be penalized and now when the BSNL management has taken some corrective action in the form of recommendation of the proposal for replacing non standard pay scales of E1A and E2A pay-scales with E-2 pay scale to JTO/JAO/Equivalent and E3 to SDE/AO/Equivalent and pay scales  E-3 to E-6 by  E-4 to E-7 respectively,  and  the  same should be done in the minimum possible time. We informed AST that queries sought by DoT from BSNL has been replied to and his intervention for an early action is required in the case. We also informed that the proposal had been lying in DoT without any significant progress on the issue for last one month.

 

The Addl. Secretary (T) emphasized that the issue has become very complex and DoT cannot take any decision on without consultation with DPE as the case relates to replacement of non-standard pay scales.  We told AST that already DPE has given its feedback that non-standard pay scales should be replaced with the standard pay-scales. AST told that personally he is not in favor of upward revision of Pay-scales. AST told that financial losses should be taken care of in such situations which has already been taken care of by BSNL. We emphasized that even financial has also not been taken care of as projected by BSNL. In actuality, the executives are facing huge pay loss vis-à-vis the per-revised scales and that was one of the reasons, that  Khan committee has taken a decision to upgrade the scale so that this pain can be minimized a little bit.  The step taken by BSNL is one short step in right direction and hence DoT should also endorse it. We requested AST for a positive recommendation on the issue for justice to the younger executives who have been recruited on an intermediate pay scale and how DoT can even think of downgrading the scales arbitrarily without charge-sheeting or penalizing an executive. AST told that without concurrence on the issue from DPE, decision on upward revision of the Pay-scales cannot be taken by DoT. AST told that this is also necessary to avoid delay which may caused by examination of the proposal by various sections of DoT and accordingly he has decided to send the proposal to DPE expecting an early decision. AST told that he will get the proposal forwarded to DPE as received from BSNL without any further inputs from DoT and he directed JS (Admin) to send the proposal to DPE for concurrence by tomorrow evening. He said that thereafter, the outcome shall be intimated to BSNL.  AST asked us also to pursue at DPE for quick disposal from their end.

 

On the issue of Superannuation, AST told that he will direct the concerned wing to expedite the process and ensure a quick decision on the matter at the earliest.

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From the meeting with Addl. Secretary (T), it is quite evident that path is not very easy and in fact there are road blocks at each and every corner. The way DoT is trying to negate the proposal, gives us enough glimpses for the coming days ahead. We have to remain united and sending wrong signals by presenting a disunited picture is not going to help at all. So let's keep our flock together and speak in United Voice instead of sending feelers and scapegoats to the management and DoT.  We should also ensure that the issue and efforts done till date does not gets killed up just because of over enthusiasm of some persons. We have to remain vigilant and judicious in our approach.

14.07.2016:   GS, AGS (Fin.), CS-UP(W) and CS-HAR Circle met GM (FP) and discussed regarding:

A. CPC from AO to CAO: GM (FP) informed that the court case in the Hon?ble CAT Chandigarh could not be heard on 12.07.2016 due to unavailability of Hon?ble Judge. The next date of hearing is expected on 08.08.2016. After getting the clearance from Hon?ble CAT CPC from AO to CAO would be expedited.

B. CPC from CAO to DGM (F): We requested to expedite the CPC from CAO to DGM (F). GM (FP) mentioned that the CPC work is in progress, the ACRs/VCRs are being collected. Efforts are being made to conduct the CPC shortly.

C. Consideration of request / tenure transfer of AOs / CAOs/ DGM (F): We requested for consideration of request / tenure transfer of AOs / CAOs/ DGM (F). GM (FP) assured to issue request / tenure transfers shortly.

14.07.2016:   GS, AGS (Fin.), CS-UP(W) and CS-HAR Circle met Director (HR) and discussed regarding:

A. Implementation of CPSU Cadre hierarchy: We expressed our serious concern against delay in implementing the Khan Committee report on CPSU Cadre hierarchy. Earlier an assurance was given to submit the proposal on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy to BSNL MC before 30th June 2016 but no action has been taken in this regard. Director (HR) appreciated our concern and assured to discuss the matter with GM (Pers) for an early presentation.

B. Declination of DGM (T) promotion orders - not accepted by the competent authority: We resented against the arbitrary order of Pers. Cell of BSNL CO for not accepting the declination of the DGM (T) promotion order by individual officials on their health / family problems. We explained that maximum possible executives have already joined on promotion but some executives are unable to join the distant circles on promotion. We again requested to consider the genuine cases to avoid possible VRS.  Director (HR) mentioned that the DGM promotions have been issued after a lot of efforts in the interest of BSNL and individuals also and now declining the promotions is not justified at all. However, she assured to look into some genuine case, if any.

C. Bifurcation of AP Telecom Circle in Telangana and AP Telecom Circles: We informed Director (HR) that the volunteers have been called from the employees in AP Telecom Circle Office, Hyderabad only but a few executives (13) have given option for AP Circle.  We requested to call for the options from whole erstwhile AP Telecom Circle i.e. present AP Circle and Telengana Circle to give a fair chance to all executives for getting their choice of station. And also to assure that executives opting AP Telecom Circle Office at Vijayawada from  Telenagana Hyderabad will be treated as inter circle transfer and they will have break in tenure after two years. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.

14.07.2016:   CPC for promotions from JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil):

It is reliably learnt that the CPC for promotions from JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil) is taking place tomorrow to fill about 57 vacancies.

13.07.2016:  AIBSNLEA submitted reply of 3rd PRC questionnaire to BSNL Management for further submission to DPE:  <<<<Click here for letter>>>>   <<<Click here for 3rd PRC questionnaire and response of AIBSNLEA>>>>

13.07.2016:  Meeting of Forum Leaders with Hon'ble MOC, Govt. of India, New Delhi:

The members of the Core Committee of the Forum, viz., com. P. Abhimanyu, Convenor, com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA and com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, met with Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon?ble Minister of State for Communications. The representatives welcomed the MoS(C) by offering bouquet and shawl and made a brief presentation to the Hon?ble MoS(C) on the efforts being taken by the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations for the revival of BSNL. Forum leaders explained about the ?Service With A Smile? programme of the Forum, currently being implemented by the Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL. Further, the representatives sought the intervention of the Hon?ble MoS(C) to ensure the next pension revision for the BSNL pensioners. They also requested that pension contribution by BSNL should be calculated based on actual basic pay and not on the maximum of the pay scale. The Hon?ble MoS(C) told the Forum representatives to give these issues in writing and assured that these would be taken care of.

 

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12.07.2016:  Core committee Meeting with CMD BSNL:-

GS along with members of the core committee of Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations met CMD BSNL and discussed the issues related to viability of BSNL.  CMD appraised that in the first Quarter the  BSNL overall growth is 3% + ve side.   MN is also + ve In CM segment it is more than 8%, CFA it is balancing and in EB segment it has come down in this this quarter hence the overall growth is 3% + ve side. He emphasized that some more efforts are required to increase the revenue.  NMAR-SAT services(Satelite base services) are being launched by BSNL shortly through a Gateway created at Gaziabad.   TRAI has given licence to BSNL for IN-MARSAT services operation. BSNL will only be the service provider in this service initially for Army and thereafter for commercial services which will give good revenue.  BSNL will also  launch wi-fi and B/B services in Aircraft.  The West Bengal, Kolkata TD and Chennai TD Circles are lagging being in growth, these circles have come up to reduce the losses of BSNL.  We requested for getting  transferred of assets  from DOT to BSNL on priority basis.  CMD assured to look in to.  Reconciliation of accounts are being done for last 3 years, BSN: will get benefit of  Rs.400 crs  on account of this and this exercise will be completed by Dec 2016 etc.

 

We congratulated him for the settlement of 78.2% IDA Pay fixation to BSNL Pensioners and 60:40 provision withdrawal from Pension Rule- 37 A.  CMD BSNL appreciated our concern and mentioned that the Ex-Hon'ble MOC & IT Sh. Ravishanker  Prasadji helped a lot in this regard to get the clearance from Cabinet. 

 

CMD also fixed 10thAugust , the date for organizing processions by all the employees and BSNL Management at Circle/SSA level to give popularity to "SWAS" and BSNL's services.  We assured our fullest support for the betterment of BSNL.

12.07.2016:  GS,FS, GS, AIRBSNLEWA and CS, BSNL CO, AIGETOA met the DOT  Officers ie. Member (Services), Member (Finance), DDG(Estt), DDG (FEB), Director (Estt) and Director (PSU) and extended our sincere gratitude and thanks to them with "Sweet" for getting cleared the proposal of 78.2% IDA Pay fixation to BSNL Pensioners and withdrawal of 60:40 provision of Pension Rule-37 A from Cabinet, Govt. of India.  We also got cleared the file from DDG (FEB) Sh. Rajeev Kumar for issuing the order in this regard. Director (Estt) assured to issue order by tomorrow on this issue.

 

DDG (Estt) and DDG (FEB) mentioned that even on 4-7-2016 during Cabinet Meeting a certificate from DOT was asked to submit assuring that on implementation of 78.2% IDA Pay fixation to BSNL Pensioners and withdrawal of 60:40 pension will not cause  any previous financial liability on Govt. And the certificate was immediately given by DDG (FEB) to cabinet secretariat in this regard then the cabinet approved the above proposal.  Necessary orders in this regard are expected tomorrow itself.

 

On the issue of E-2 to E-7 IDA Pay scales implementation in BSNL and 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees clearance from DOT.  Director (PSU) informed that both issues  under consideration to DOT.  It will take some time to get the clearance from DOT.  We  further requested Member (Finance) DOT to intervene in both the matters for early clearance.  Member (Finance) has assured to look in to the matter.

12.07.2016:  Meeting with GM(Pers.) on dated 08.07.2016:GS, AGS(HQ) met GM(Pers) and discussed regarding

(a) Bifurcation of AP Telecom Circle in Telangana and AP Telecom Circles: GM (Pers) informed  that the volunteers in this regard has been called from the employees in AP Telecom Circle Office, Hyderabad but only few executives has given option for AP Circle.  He clarified that those executives will have break in their tenure after completion of two years of service in AP Telecom Circle at Vijayawada. However, in case sufficient volunteers are not there from Hyderabad then the options will be  called  from whole AP Telecom Circle.

(b) Consideration of Request/tenure transfer of SDEs/DEs:   GM(Pers) informed that shortly all the pending request/tenure transfer  of SDEs/DEs will be considered.

12.07.2016:  ..... Congratulations! It is reliably learnt from the Advocate dealing the case on behalf on the stenographers that: The SLP filed by the BSNL Management against the verdict of Hon'ble High Court Eranamkulam and Hon'ble High Court, Chennai has been dismissed. The case was initially filed in the Hon'ble CAT Eranamkulam and Hon'ble CAT Chennai and both court have give judgment in the favour of stenographers to fill up the vacancies of PA as on 31.12.2003 based on old R.R. However, BSNL has filed appeal against the judgment in both the courts. Both the Hon'ble High Court  dismissed the appeal of BSNL. Again BSNL Management filed SLP against the decisions of both the Hon'ble High Courts, which has now been dismissed by Hon'ble Supreme Court.

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10.07.2016 : Com. Bijoy Bhattachrjee, Circle Secretary, West Bengal Circle lost his wife today evening. AIBSNLEA convey heartfelt condolence  to the bereaved family. Soul may rest in peace.
10.07.2016:  ..... Today CMD BSNL Tweeted about disruption of BSNL network due to rains and restoration efforts....."We have formed special teams under the leadership of CGM's & are monitoring the restoration process on an hourly basis".....<<<<Click here for CMD BSNL Tweeter.....>>>>>

All the executives of affected area are requested to join hands in quickly putting BSNL network alright again. This is the right time to prove once again that BSNL can only provide telecom services in all situations continuously with minimum restoration time.......GS AIBSNLEA

08.07.2016:  Congratulations ! TTA to JTO(T) LICE result declared .......

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08.07.2016:   GS,FS, AGS(F) met GM(FP) and discussed regarding

(a) CPC from AO to CAO: We requested to call ACRs/VCRs to initiate CPC from AO to CAO. GM(FP) mentioned that the court case pending in Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh is coming for hearing on 12th July 2016 and now efforts are being made to get transfer this case in PB CAT New Delhi. Here in PB CAT, New Delhi through our Sr. Advocate, we will try for early clearance to initiate CPC.

(b) Consideration of tenure/request transfer of AOs/CAos from Hear tenure Circles: GM(FP) assured that transfer orders of such cases will be issued in next week.

08.07.2016:   GS discussed with PGM(BW) regarding

(a)    CPC from JTO to SDE(C) : We expressed our serious concern against delay in expedite CPC from JTO(C) to SDE(C).  PGM(BW) mentioned that CPC work is in progress but it is being delayed due to non-availability of EE(C) at HQ, BSNL Corporate Office to compile ACRs/VCRs and pursuance. We suggested that if any EE(C) is willing to join as EE(C) HQ, BSNL Corporate Office, his request will be considered immediately. However, he assured to expedite CPC at the earliest.

(b)   CPC from SDE(C) to EE(C): We requested to initiate CPC from SDE(C) to EE(C) to fill up all vacant EE(C) posts. PGM(BW) informed that to initiate the CPC from SDE(C) to EE(C) proposal has been prepared and being send to the Competent Authority for approval shortly.

(c)    Consideration of tenure / request transfers of SDE(C)/EE(C) from NE-I/NE-II Circle to Assam Circle: We requested for consideration of tenure / request transfers of SDE(C)/EE(C) from NE-I/NE-II Circle to Assam Circle. PGM(BW) mentioned that SDE(C)/EE(C) in NE-I/NE-II Circle have not completed three years tenure period as per transfer policy, since they have been reported for NE Circle only. We strongly protested against his view point and requested that as per transfer policy of Inter-Circle transfer for Hard Tenure Circle; these SDEs/EEs transfer order are to be considered immediately as it is already been considered in Telecom/Finance wings of BSNL. These SDEs/EEs are all India cadre and same policy has to be adopted for them also. PGM(BW) assured to re-examine the issue.

08.07.2016:   BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding

(i) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the grade of SDE (T) under 33 percent quota held on 21.06.2015 - Calling of VCRs of qualified candidates  <<<<Click here for order>>>>

(ii) DPC under seniority quota - Furnishing current status of left out JTOs AIEL circulated on 20.02.2015 <<<<Click here for order>>>>

08.07.2016:   IDA increased by 2.4%. The revised rate of IDA w.e.f. 01.07.2016 is 114.8% <<<<Click here for the OM issued by DPE>>>>>

08.07.2016:   BSNL Corporate Office issues List of empanelled hospitals in Delhi and NCR as on 30.06.2016  <<<<Click here for the List>>>>>

08.07.2016: GS writes to:

(1) The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel

(b) Representation received from Shri Anand B. Rohidekar, Staff No. 88008, CAO , Ahmedabad Telecom District , Gujarat Telecom Circle, Ahmedabad-380006 regarding Correction in Provisional Seniority list in the grade of STS ( CAO) working in BSNL as on 10.6.2016 and request for posting back to home Circle.

( c) Representation received from Shri N.K. Sharma Staff No. 88034 regarding promotion to the Chief Account officer(STS) consequent upon conclusion of disclinary proceedings.<<<Click here for letter>>>

(2) The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre    of   SDE     

(b) Representation from Shri Sundar Pal (AGM-OPN), % GMTD Karnal, HR No. 198211199 regarding for exemption from tenure transfer out of Circle being a Handicapped Person.

(c) Representation from Shri C.L. Ganjoo, SDE, % GMTD Jammu, HR No. 198212201  regarding Notional Promotion to SDE (T) grade (TES Group 'B' at par with next immediate junior(s) with effects from 29.4.2011 and actual from the date of assuming the charge (w.e.f 09.12.2013) -

(d) Request for transfer/Posting/Cancellation / retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE

(e) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of  DGM (Adhoc)- <<<Click here for letter>>>

(3) The Director (HR)  BSNL Board, regarding

 (a) Representation from Smt. K. Vasantha kumari, Account Officer (Under Removal) % GMTD, BSNL, Panaji, Goa regarding Review Petition under BSNL CDA Rules 2006- removal from service- conviction under section 138 of NI act-

(b) Representation received from Shri Avadhoot Vishwas Mahajan, SDE (Computers), Sangli, HR No. 199701461 regarding for first time bound promotion after 4 years without reaching higher scale Condition ?Implementation of Hon'ble Chennai Judgement in OA441/2010 dated 23.2.2012

(c) Representation received from Shri Satya wan, P.A regarding clarification in respect of implementation of policy guidelines issued by BSNL CO in respect of PA/PS of BSNL field units. <<<Click here for letter>>>

(4) The GM (Estt) BSNL Corporate office, regarding

(a)Representation received from Shri R.R. Ganapathy, M.Com,   M.B.A. HR MS No. 198215911/Sr. Section Supervisor, AO (EC) Section /5th Floor/FBR Telecom Building/ % GMM/BSNL/STR/ Chennai-600001 regarding for considering his promotion to JTO (T) under 15 % quota for the year 99-2000 & 2000-2001 & 2001-2002 Vacancies of Tamil Nadu Circle. 

(b) Representation received from Shri Sanjay Kumar, (JTO-CMTS-Agra) HR No. 199801415 regarding for promotion from JTO to the grade of SDE (Telecom) on regular basis after Completion of penalty imposed<<<Click here for letter>>>

(5) The PGM (Electrical) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding  requested for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre    of   SDE (E)-<<<Click here for letter>>>

06.07.2016:  GS writes to:

Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding Request for recruitment in the cadre of JTO(C/E) and/or JE(C/E) in similar line with JE (T) from open market.   <<<Click here for letter>>>

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS

EID-UL-FITR -2016

TO ONE AND ALL

06.07.2016: GS,  AGS(HQ), AGS (C/E/Arch/TF) and GS (TEAM, MTNL) met with Hon'ble Minister of States for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri.Arjun Ram Meghwal Ji and felicitated him on assuming the high office of the Minister of States for Finance & Corporate Affairs and wished him all success in his endeavor. <<<<Click here for letter>>>>>

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06.07.2016:  Shri Manoj Sinha, takes over the charge of Minister of States for Communications <<<<Click here to know more about our Minister>>>>>

GS, FS, AGS (C/E/Arch/TF) and AGS (Fin.) met with Hon'ble Minister of States for Communications and felicitated him on assuming the high office of the Minister of States for Communications and assured our fullest cooperation. <<<<Click here for the letter>>>>>

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06.07.2016:  One more feather in the cap of achievements of AIBSNLEA - 78.2% IDA Pay fitment benefit to BSBNL Pensioners and removal of 60:40 liability sharing provisions in the BSNL Pension Rules 37-A approved by Union Cabinet.

At the time of granting 78.2% IDA Pay fitment benefit to BSNL employees on 10.06.2013, it was assured by DoT that BSNL Pensioners will automatically get the benefit on actual basis as the Pension is the right  of Pensioners but later on the issue was made complicated that since the BSNL serving employees have been granted actual benefit w.e.f 10.06.2013 than how BSNL Pensioners can be given actual benefit from 01.01.2007. And, since there is no provision exists for notional Pension Pay fixation, the matter was referred to DoP&W and DoE by DoT to give notional Pension fixation w.e.f. 01.01.2007 and actual from 10.06.2013. DoP&W cleared the proposal but subject to the clearance from DoE. The DoE raised some objections regarding 60:40 provision of liability sharing from BSNL under Rule 37-A. The same were clarified by DoT in the Cabinet Note which was directly sent to Cabinet with the approval of Hon'ble MoC & IT.

 

On the issue of 60:40 liability sharing provision made by Govt. secretly and arbitrary in BSNL's Pension Rule 37-A in the year 2005. It was never informed to BSNL. The information in this regard was taken under RTI by our veteran leader Com. Amit Kumar Gupta, Ex. OS (East), AIBSNLEA and presently AGS, AIRBSNLEWA wherein the details on 60:40 liability sharing introduced in Pension Rule 37-A after the approval of Cabinet was known to everybody. This provoked us to ensure withdrawal of this 60:40 provision from the Rule 37-A. This provision only delayed the settlement of 78.2% IDA pay fixation benefit to BSNL Pensioners for three years.

 

AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA wholeheartedly took the matter with DoT, DoP&W and DoE for the implementation of 78.2% IDA pay fixation benefit to BSNL Pensioners and withdrawal of arbitrary provision of 60:40 liability sharing from BSNL. Finally succeeded in convincing the concern authorities in DoT, DoP&W and DoE and got settled it from Union Cabinet. The necessary orders in this regard are expected shortly. The hurdles due to 60:40 sharing module between BSNL and Govt. are now abolished therefore on this pretext IDA Pension revision of BSNL Pensioners at the time of 3rd PRC implementation will not be an issue. This is a great achievement on the part of AIBSNLEA as well as AIRBSNLEWA.

 

AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA will ensure actual benefit of 78.2% IDA fitment w.e.f. 01.01.2007. Also the amount of DCRG, leave encashment and commutation of Pension of these Pensioners should be increased w.e.f. 01.01.2007 on this account. The necessary steps will shortly be taken by AIBSNLEA in this regard since Pension is the property of the Pensioners. Let us, continue our efforts to achieve full Pensionary benefits to BSNL Pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2007.

05.07.2016:  Union Cabinet approves Revision of pension of BSNL Pensioners Removing Anomalies: Congratulations! Efforts of AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA ultimately yielded results.  

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revision of pension of BSNL pensioners and family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/ Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment, and (ii) Modifying the liability of BSNL towards the payment of pensionary benefits to the retired employees. 

The pension of BSNL pensioners/family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 has been revised w.e.f. 01.01.2007 notionally with actual benefit w.e.f. 10.06.2013, by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/ Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment at par with the serving employees of BSNL. However, increase in the amount of DCRG, leave encashment and commutation of pension in respect of these pensioners shall not be increased on this account. 

The pension liability in respect of employees of Department of Telecommunications (DOT) / Department of Telecom Services (DTS) / Department of Telecom Operations (DTO) who retired prior to 01.10.2000 is solely borne by Government of India and the BSNL will have no liability in respect of these employees. In respect of employees who are absorbed in BSNL, the liability on account of pensionary benefits shall be fully borne by Government while BSNL will continue to discharge pension liability by way of pension contribution in accordance with FR-116 for the period they so work/worked. (60:40 Black Rule is now removed)

The revision entails an estimated recurring annual expenditure of approximately Rs 129.63 crore for pensioners and Rs 24.93 crore for family pensioners and arrears from 2013-14 would be Rs 239.92 crore approximately for pensioners and Rs 44.62 Crore approximately for family pensioners. Approximately118500 pensioners all over India will be benefited by this revision. 

This revision has fulfilled the long pending demand of revision of pension of BSNL absorbed employees who retired prior to 10.06.2013 and will bring the pensioners at par with the serving employees of BSNL by removing the anomalies. It will help in reducing the financial burden of BSNL and removing prospects of industrial unrest in BSNL while fulfilling the commitment of Government. 

 

Background: 
The decision of the Cabinet has come in the wake of an anomalous situation created in the difference of pension formula among the BSNL retirees who retired before and after 10.06.2013. Further, the decision regarding pensionary liability is on persistent demand from various quarters and a series of deliberations at different levels to fulfill the assurance given by the Government before corporatization i.e. before formation of BSNL.
 

05.07.2016:  BSNL Corporate Office issues OM on 04.07.2016 regarding composition of various CPCs for Executives (BSNL Management Service) in respect of various streams - Telecom Operation, Telecom Finance, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Telecom Factories and other streams of BSNLMS. <<<<Click here for the OM>>>>>
05.07.2016:  The DPC for promotion CAO to the cadre of DGM (Finance) on adhoc basis is held  up due the want of APARs. The list of Regular CAOs whose APARs (CRs) is  wanting as on 05-07-2016 for CPC for promotion to the cadre of DGM (Finance) is attached. All the CHQ Office Bearers / Circle Secretaries / District Secretaries are requested to kindly make all out efforts for making available the pending APARs concerning to their Circle / District at the earliest so that the much awaited CPC may be held. <<<<Click here for the List>>>>>

05.07.2016:  AIBSNLEA files MA on 04.07.2016 in Hon'ble CAT Bench Jodhpur:

AIBSNLEA to safeguard the interest of thousands of officiating JTOs who pass the screening test years back under Recruitment Rules 1996 and are still deprived from regularization due to administrative lapses on the part of BSNL has filed an MA (Miscellaneous Application) on 04.07.2016 under section 21 of the CAT Rules for being impleaded as party respondent in the OA No. 290/00165/2016 case of Chet Ram Sharma and others versus BSNL and others. The next date of hearing is 13.07.2016. 

Achievements of AIBSNLEA after formation of BSNL

 

1.     To bring all Group ?B' Officers (DOT recognized) Associations of the Executives under the umbrella of Central Coordination Committee.

2.     Smooth absorption of Gr. 'A'and Gr. 'B'officers of BSNL in 2003

3.     IDA Pay Scale finalization for BSNL Executives on point to point fixation basis.

4.     Absorption of Gr.B and Gr.A  Officers in BSNL

5.     Grant of perks to BSNL Executives from 01.01.2005 in 2006 on actual basis.

6.     Executive Promotion Policy (EPP) notification on 18.01.2007

7.     Clarifications related to execution of EPP issued on 30.05.2007 and EPP implemented in full.

8.     Restructuring of Executive cadres i.e. JAO, JE(C/E/Arch/TF) Engineering Wings, PA/PS and Assistants of CSS cadre etc.

9.     Date of effect for all upgraded pay scales decided as on 01.10.2000 for the purpose of counting the residency period and now persuing for notional benefit.

10.  AAO pay scale settled in the grade of Rs.11875/- at par with the grade of AO.

11.  Filling up of the vacant STS Gr. 'A'posts in all disciplines in BSNL in the year 2006.

12.  Transparent transfer policy for executives in BSNL notified in 2009.

13.  Implementation of 2nd PRC with 30% Fitment benefit.

14.  Notification of BSNL MSRR in 2009 with date of effect as 01.10.2000.

15.  Regularization of Adhoc STS level Executives in year 2010.

16.  Promotion of Regular STS level Executives to the grade of DGM on Adhoc basis by giving one time relaxation of one year in the eligibility conditions for promotion to DGM in year 2010 first time in BSNL.

17.  IDA Pension revision of BSNL Pensioners on 15th March 2011.

18.  Regularization of Adhoc DGM to DGM (Regular) in year 2012

19.  Regular holding of CPCs in Gr.'B', Gr.'A', JAG, SAG and HAG grades.

20.  Provided GSM Mobile Telephone connections with STD facility and hand set to all Executives.

21.  Provided Broadband connections at the residence of all Executives and increased free call limit. Provided data facility to all Executives.

22.   E1+5 advance increments in IDA pay scale to JAO/JTO equivalent Executives to avoid their losses.

23.  Regularization of Officiating JTOs by creating supernumerary posts of 3500 JTOs to avoid reversion as per the judgement of Hon'ble Chandigarh High Court and  now after  finalization of JTO RR 2014.

24.  Reversion of 1966 SDEs could be stopped by intervention of AIBSNLEA in Hon'ble Delhi High Court in the year 2007.

25.  JAO-2010 batch option case resolved with the untiring efforts of AIBSNLEA

26.  Implementation of 2nd PRC recommendations with 30% fitment to all BSNL Executives.

27.  78.2% IDA fitment to all BSNL Executives.

28.  E-2 to E-7 IDA Pay Scales proposal got approved from BSNL MC and sent to DOT for ratification.

29.  CPSU cadre hierarchy implementation as per KHAN Committee report within two months' time given by BSNL management.

30.  Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees with 3% contribution has been approved by BSNL Board and sent to DOT for ratification.

31.   E-1 + 5 advance increments benefit to JTO (SRD), JAO 2013 batch and PA cadre approved by BSNL Board and now sent to DOT for ratification.

32.  PPS Posts are created with all CGMs and Sr.PPS Posts with CMD / Director of BSNL Board.

33.  Membership verification of Executive Association process has started as per AIBSNLEA demand.

34.  3% Pay fixation benefit on time bound promotion and further 3% Pay fixation on DNI under EPP settled.

35.  BSNL Board approved to have recruitment of 2000 JTOs (DR) and 2500 TTAs (DR) in BSNL.

36.  LICE from TTA to JTO (T) has been started after the finalization of JTO RR-2014.

37.  ITS officer's absorption issue got finality in BSNL/MTNL.  Filed contempt case against arbitrary deployment of ITS Officers in BSNL in the Hon'ble High Court Delhi and PB CAT New Delhi to quash the deployment order.

 

In addition to dealing with the HR related issues of BSNL Executives, AIBSNLEA played a pivotal role with regard to the viability of BSNL. AIBSNLEA always remained at fore front in all the struggles of the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations to safe guard the interest of BSNL. In true sense, AIBSNLEA safe guarded the interest of the entire BSNL Executive fraternity and BSNL as a whole.

02.07.2016:  Sr. Acctt. working in BSNL get the Scale of 5500-9000 w.e.f. 01.01.1996 with financial benefit 19.02.2003 but not granted upgraded IDA Scale of 9850-14600 nor Get Group 'B' Status. as their Counter Parts get in other ministries and departments whereas Assistants of CSS get the same in BSNL. Now as per decision of CAT Sr. Accounts also gets the Group 'B' Status and scale both w.e.f. 01.10.2000 similar to Assistants of CSS in BSNL. <<<Click here for the CAT Order>>>

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01.07.2016:  BSNL Corporate Office issues guidelines regarding:

1. Preparation of Electoral Rolls for conduct of 1st membership verification to elect majority representative Association of Executive employees in BSNL - consolidated guidelines regarding <<<<Click here for order>>>>>

2. Non-transfer of Executive staff till completion of 1st membership verification process of Executives' Association in BSNL - revised guidelines regarding <<<<Click here for order>>>>>