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EDITOR: Com. S. Sivakumar, General Secretary;  Designed by Com. M.K. Morodia, CS RAJ Circle & Maintained by Com. Bhagwan Singh, AGS (HQ), AIBSNLEA CHQ

ALL INDIA BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED EXECUTIVEs' ASSOCIATION >>>>>>> Committed to safeguard the interest of entire BSNL's executives community>>>>>>>>AIBSNLEA was formally launched on 1st May, 2004 by merging 10 DoT recognized Group-'B' officers Associations & thus represents in true sense all disciplines of Executives of BSNL i.e. Telecom Engineering, Telecom Finance & Accounts, Civil / Electrical / Arch./ TFs Engineering Wings, Personnel Staffs  (PA/PS/PSS), CSS Staffs, AD(O/L) & General Disciplines of BSNL.   <<<Click here for letter of SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office>>>

Registration & Account details of AIBSNLEA CHQ : Registration No. S-44028/2002 NCT New Delhi dated 04.12.2002

A/C No: 1120000100123542 IFS Code: PUNB0112000 Name: All India BSNL Executives' Association, New Delhi Bank: PNB Branch: ECE House, KG Marg, ND - 110001

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08.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding constraints in ERP- Bills Processing Works due to Country wide Lock down-<<Click here for letter>>>>
06.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for Extensions of BSNL MRS facility to VRS Optees up to 30.6.2020 due to COVID-19 .......<<<Click here for letter>>>
04.04.2020 DGM(Pers.-SM), BSNL CO issued instructions regarding postponement of relieving of  the executives /  officers under transfer.....<<<Click here for letter>>>>
03.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding Contribution to Prime Minister Cares Fund (PM-CARES) -<<<Click here for letter>>>   <<<Click here for reference letter no. 1>>>
02.04.2020 GS writes to Shri. Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding Payment of Ex-gratia & Leave Encashment to VRS-2019 Optees - Request for furnishing the details of payment and recoveries - <<<<Click here for letter>>>
31.03.2020 GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for retention of newly promoted DGM(T)s in their Home Circle due to the threat of COVID-19 - <<<<Click here for letter>>>

31.03.2020 Congratulations to all the retiring Comrades!

CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the comrades who are going to retire on 31.03.2020 on Superannuation, for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirement

 

Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, may your days be filled with Elation and Triumph.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA as well as BSNL. CHQ congratulates you on your Superannuation on 31.03.2020.

31.03.2020 DoP&T issued clarifications  regarding retirement of government servants on 31st March, 2020....<<<<Click here for letter>>>
30.03.2020 GS writes to Shri. P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding contribution to Prime Minister Cares Fund-<<<Click here for letter>>>
26.03.2020BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions to CGM(s) and IFAs, All Territorial and Non-Territorial Circles and DGM R&P BSNL CO regarding for Payment of VRS dues - Ex-gratia...<<<Click here for order>>>

23.03.2020BSNL  Corporate Office issued Look after arrangement in the grade of DGM in Telecom Operation Stream of BSNL Corporate Office...<<<Click here for order>>>
23.03.2020BSNL  Corporate Office issued modification Posting orders on Promotion of the executive in the grade of DGM (T) of Telecom Operation Stream purely of Adhoc basis - <<<Click here for order>>>>>
23.03.2020BSNL  Corporate Office issued instructions regarding Emergency instructions in view of COVID 19   <<<Click here for letter>>>>
23.03.2020Today morning GS met Director (HR), BSNL Board and requested to review the orders issued by the BSNL Corporate Office on 20.03.2020 in the light of the latest instructions issued by the DOP&T dated 22.3.2020 and due to the prevailing situation throughout India including NCR Delhi in view of shut down of Public Transport/Train/Metro/Sub Urban/Inter-State Trains. He further requested to take immediate steps to issue necessary revised instructions to contain the spread of COVID-19. as detailed below and handed over the letter addressed to CMD and copy to Director(HR). Director (HR) assured to issue revised instructions today. PROSPEROUS

1.BSNL CO, Circle Offices and SSA Offices (Administrative) may be closed or functioned with skeletal Staff and work at home may be allowed wherever possible an
d they should attend Office if called for, in case of any exigencies of work.

2. Wherever possible, the CSCs and bill collection centres may be maintained
with rotation of staff with all available precautions since the CSCs are real cashing gateway for BSNL survival and windows for extending essential services to common public. Remaining CSCs may be closed immediately, advising the Customers to make payment through on line temporarily. The Payment date to be extended. BSNL VPN facilities to be extended to those who are working at home for CSC.

3.The Officers and Staff working in the field may be called on duty on rotation basis and allowed to work at home. All the Officers who are permitted to work at home may be provided with BSNL VPN facilities as and when needed.

4.Melas to be suspended with immediate effect.

5. BSNL focus should be limited to maintenance of of essential services, critical Installations and critical Transmission Routes.

When we all BSNL family members are striving hard to bring back BSNL to its original pristine glory from its crisis period, we must not permit COVID-19 to deteriorate the motive of our work force. Thus extending all sort of life protection to every beloved members of BSNL shall be the prime most concern of the BSNL Management during the epidemic time.
GS also met CMD and handed over the letter addressed to CMD and requested to issue revised orders.

 
23.03.2020GS Writes to Shri. P.K.Purwar, CMD, BSNL regarding Preventive measures required to be taken to contain the spreads of COVID-19  ......<<<Click here for letter>>>
20.03.2020GS Writes to The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate office regarding  Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Accounts officer<<<Click here for letter>>
19.03.2020GS Writes to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding Non-issuance of Tenure Transfer orders in respect of Account Personnel <<<Click here for letter>>>
18.03.2020Details of discussions held between CMD BSNL and recognized Unions & Associations BSNL:   Recognized Unions & Associations of BSNL were invited for discussions by the BSNL Management today to discuss regarding restructuring plan and Revival of BSNL. CMD BSNL Sh. P.K. Purwar chaired the meeting. Com. S. Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA, Com. Bhagwan Singh, AGS(HQ), GS & President of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA participated in the meeting. Sh. Arvind Vadnerkar, Director(HR), BSNL Board and Sh. Manish Kumar, GM(Restructuring) were also participated in the meeting.  

CMD BSNL welcomed all the Leaders of BSNL recognized Unions & Associations and explained about the steps taken by BSNL Management for maximization of revenue.

Business Development

SIM Sales: CMD mentioned that there is 5% increase in SIM Sales in the month of Jan., Feb and March-2020. SIM Sales in Feb.2020 is 18.80 lakhs and in March-2020 is 20 lakhs.

Market Share of BSNL is increasing marginally.

In the BB Sector number of disconnection is very significant and CMD further mentioned that we have to arrest the disconnections of BB.

In the EB Sector revenue is increasing 8 to 10%.

Mobile & Broadband overall initially positive.

Landline:  Phase of disconnections are very less.

New Business: FTTH – 6000 OLTs integrated, due to this customer base and constant partner momentum started.    

In the rural area, exchanges having 10 lines, 15 lines and 20 lines is economically unviable. However, Hon’ble MOC assured for subsidy. In the 20,000 Rural telephone exchanges human interface is planned to be changed with the alternate technology.

He further mentioned that upto 10 Kms in the rural area localized mobile system on revenue share basis will be done with Bharat Air Fiber at a speed of more than 60 Mbps speed.

BSNL Revival Plan: CMD mentioned out of 78569 VRS Optees , 78334 VRS applications were accepted and 198 VRS optees has been expired. As on date 76929 VRS Optees have been sanctioned with Provisional Pension. As on date about 75000 cases processed for PPOs and forwarded to CCAs concerned. Out of that, 26370 PPOs were issued till date.

He appreciated the outstanding efforts taken by the BSNL management with the support of the all the Unions & Associations of BSNL for successful implementation of BSNL VRS-2019. He also conveyed the message of Hon’ble MOC that today Hon’ble MOC will appreciate the efforts and support extended by all the Unions & Associations of BSNL for the successful implementation of the BSNL VRS Plan -2019 in the Floor of the House.

Release of Leave encashment and Ex-gratia payments: CMD BSNL assured that Leave encashment payment and Ex-gratia payment will be paid on 31st March, 2020. Already 77585 VRS cases were processed for the above cited payments. Rs. 4850 crore towards Leave encashment after TDS is being processed in LIC.  Finance Ministry agreed to appropriate Rs. 5000 Crore towards the  first installment of Ex-gratia payment, however, we are the short of 1300 crore towards the payment of Ex-gratia. Hence balance amount of Ex-gratia will be paid in the first week of April, 2020.

Launching of 4G : Central Govt. made provision in the Budget FY:2020-21 towards the cost of 4G license including GST but BSNL is not in a position to take the 4G spectrum immediately due to following reasons:

1. We are having outstanding bills to be payable to the vendors M/s ZTE, M/s Nokia and M/s Erricson  to the tune of Rs. 2000 Crores.

2. M/s Nokia installed 13000 equipment’s in the Phase 8.4 has quoted 3.5 lakh for the software/hardware upgradation from 3G to 4G and 7 lakh for green field which is L-1 subject to the conditions that Rs.300 Cr has to be paid before 31.3.2020 and compensation for Foreign Exchange fluctuation whereas M/s ZTE installed  around 24,000 equipment’s has quoted 7 lakh for the software/hardware upgradation from 3G to 4G and 10 lakh  for green field which is L-2 but the conditions put forth by M/s ZTE is unrealistic. In addition to this the rates quoted by L-1 and L-2 alongwith conditions has not been approved by the BSNL Board since consensuses has not been reached.

3. If BSNL is taken 4G License immediately without procurement/upgradation of  equipment’s we have to pay license fee @Rs. 5.5 crore per day i.e. to the booked in the books of Accounts.

4. However, BSNL Management has proposed to float new Tender for the procurements of 4G equipment’s in the next week. It will take another 8 months for roll out of 4G.

Union and Association’s Leaders expressed their serious concern for the immediate launching of 4G in BSNL to attract more customers and increase the revenue.

Monetization of Assets: CMD mentioned that during the FY our Bank loan including O/s bills comes around 40,000 crore. We further required 10000 to 12000 Crore for 4G launching and Rs. 5000 Crore for OFC maintenance. BSNL is paying Rs. 4000 crore towards bank interest and we can saved Rs. 6500 towards employee cost. Roughly we required 50,000 crore for our annual expenditure but our annual revenue is around Rs. 20000 crore. Hence for the deficit BSNL is depending on Sovereign guarantee bond to the tune of Rs. 8500 crore and monetization of vacant assets.  He further mentioned that in the first week of April,2020, BSNL will get a Rs. 8500 crore Sovereign guarantee from Finance Ministry. 14 assets were identified by BSNL for monetization but DIPAM accepts only 11 assets to the commercial value of Rs. 18,200 Crore for which BSNL is expecting transactional advise within a week. Three MNCs come forward for purchase. Discussions has not been taken place due to COVID-19.

Merger of BSNL – MTNL: CMD mentioned that there is a pressure for the merger of BSNL & MTNL to be completed within six months. Union & Associations Leaders requested CMD BSNL to discuss with the recognized Unions & Associations before the implementation of  merger. CMD replied that merger of BSNL & MTNL  comes under the purview of equity structure of DIPAM, Finance Ministry & DoT. However he assured that suggestions of recognized Unions & Associations will be taken care of and forwarded to DoT.

We expressed our serious concern regarding the non maintenance of vast Telecom Network due to non availability of man power and non-implementation of outsourcing tender. CMD explained that out of 1600 clusters EOI have been opened for 1100 cluster and tender have been awarded for 280 clusters and he personally monitoring the same.  We brought to the notice of CMD, the problems faced by field unit executives for attending the faults in the Primary cables due to non-availability of man power in the post VRS scenario.  We further requested Primary cables maintenance has to be outsourced along with the secondary cable mtce. and also requested to relax the tender conditions and powers has to be delegated to CGMs to utilize the existing staff of BSNL who are having rich experience in attending the faults to participate in the tender.

CMD replied that he was aware of the situation and it will be reviewed shortly.  He further mentioned that due to the non-implementation of the tender in all the clusters more funds has been allotted to all the Circles to meet out the monthly mtce. expenditure and so as to maintain the Telecom Network fault free. We expressed our serious concern against the non implementation of outsourcing tender in CSCs. CMD appreciated our concern and assured to look into.  We requested CMD to issue necessary instructions to the CGMs to provide hand sanitizer in all the CSCs due to COVID-19. CMD agreed to issue instructions.

We requested CMD to fix the time line for the monthly salary disbursement since the net salary from Feb., 2020 onwards comes around Rs. 360 crore only. CMD assured that salary disbursement will be streamlined within two months and Feb., 2020 salary will be paid in last week of March-2020.

Due to paucity of time Man, Power/ Restructuring Plan and other important items could not be discussed. CMD BSNL assured that the meeting will be continued either 19.03.2020 or 20.03.2020. Finally CMD told that we are on the right track and we have to expect the outcome and assured that concerns of Unions & Associations will be taken care of. Finally all the Union/Association Leaders thanked CMD BSNL and Director(HR), BSNL Board for the detailed discussions. The meeting lasted for the two hours.   

17.03.2020BSNL Corporate office issued instructions regarding 

(a) Details of booking for leave Encashment (Paid or payable) during the financial year 2019-2020<<<Click here for letter>>>

(b) Details of booking for gratuity (Paid or payable) to directly recruited employees of BSNL during the financial year  2019-20 up to 31.3.2020<<<Click here for letter>>>

(c) Monetization of BSNL land parcels through DIPAM in Phase-2<<<Click here for letter>>>

13.03.2020Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board: GS and AGS along with CS HP & Rajasthan Circle and CP Rajasthan Circle met Director (HR) BSNL Board today and discussed regarding:

(1) DGM(T) Ad-hoc to DGM(T) Regular: We requested to consider DGM(T) Ad-hoc to DGM(T) Regular promotions as they are working as DGM Ad-hoc since last Four Years and the services of these Senior Officers as Head of the SSAs with Statutory Powers are very much essential in the Post VRS Scenario in BSNL. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.

(2) CAO to DGM (Fin) Promotion: Considering the huge vacuum created in the DGM (Fin) Cadre in BSNL Corporate Office as well as various Circles, the vacant DGM (Fin) posts are to be filled up on immediate basis so as to maintain efficiently the Administrative Offices as well as the TR Units. As on date only 28 DGM (Fin) are working through out India in BSNL and most of the Circles/SSAs are not having regular IFA. In view of the Post VRS Scenario, we requested the Director (HR) to fill up all the vacant DGM (Fin) Posts on promotion by relaxing the eligibility conditions on One Time Measure. Director (HR) after detailed discussion, assured to consider the same in the interest of BSNL.

(3) Promotion from EE (Civil) to SE (Civil) and EE (Elect) to SE (Elect): We requested for early conduct of CPCs to fill up the vacant posts of EE (Civil) to SE (Civil) and EE (Elect) to SE (Elect). Director (HR) mentioned that the CPCs are under process and promotion orders will be issued shortly.

(4) JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotions: We requested for early conduct of CPCs to fill up the 12450 vacant SDEs posts as 1999 batch promoted JTOs are waiting for their first promotion since more than 20 years and 2001 batch DR JTOs are also waiting for their first promotion for more than 18 years. Director (HR) mentioned that the BSNL Administration sought legal opinion from ASG due to Review Petition against Contempt Case in Hon’ble High Court Kerala. However he assured that after receipt of the Legal Opinion, the CPC will be initiated.

(5) Conduct of CPCs to fill up vacant posts in the Cadre of EE/DE/AGM(Civil/Elect/TF/Arch), SDE(Civil/Elect/TF/Arch), PS/PPS/CSS etc: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Cadres, the vacant posts are to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Services in an efficient manner. Director (HR) mentioned that on finalization of BSNL Restructuring Plan, CPCs will be initiated to fill up the vacant posts.

(6) Conduct of CPCs to fill up the vacant posts in the Cadre of DE/CAO: We requested to fill up the vacant posts of DE and CAO by relaxing the eligibility conditions on One Time Measure so as to maintain the Telecom Network fault free and run the Admin. offices in an efficient manner. Director (HR) mentioned that due to the cases pending at Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, BSNL Management is not in a position to initiate the CPCs, however BSNL have got the favourable order from the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana for the early disposal of the case in the next hearing.

(7) Casting of SDE seniority list No.9 for DE(T ) Promotions: We requested for early issuance of list No 9 of SDE Seniority list. In this regard, we appraised Director (HR) regarding our earlier discussions as per the judgment dated 25.08.2009 pronounced by the Honble CAT Chandigarh and upheld by the Honble High Court of Punjab and Haryana as well as by the Apex Court (3 Judges Bench) on the basis of date of joining i.e., in respect of SDEs promoted up to 28.08.2015; the provisional Seniority should be prepared on the basis of the above mentioned Judgements. Director (HR) mentioned that he has instructed the PGM (Pers.) to obtain the Legal Opinion in this regard at earliest.

(8) Review the decision for reversion of SDEs to JTOs:- We requested Director(HR) to review the decision for reversion of about 30 SDEs of 2001 DR JTO batch promoted through LDCE 2007 passed and not to oppose the Review Petition filed in the Hon’ble Madras High Court against the reversion of SDE(T). We recall the discussions had with Director (HR) several times for the past two months in this regard and requested for early decision. Director (HR) mentioned that the case has been discussed with Legal Team in detail and assured that BSNL Management will take a decision with in a week to give relaxation to the affected SDEs.

(9) Review the decision of CVO for withholding the VC:- We requested that the orders issued by the CVO vide letter dated 13.12.2019 regarding withholding the VCs of retirees against whom Personal Court Case (other than Departmental) is to be withdrawn since the order is violating the existing DOP&PW instructions and we recalled the earlier discussions held with Director (HR) in this regard and assurance given to clear the VCs on receipt of clarification from DOT. Director (HR) immediately discussed the matter with the DDG (Estt.) DoT and requested to issue the clarification in this regard at the earliest. DDG (Estt.) DoT assured to issue the clarification in next week.

(10) Implementation of E-5 to E-6 IDA Pay Scale to DGM (Regular): We appraised Director (HR) that few Senior Executives (DGMs- regular) have not get TBU from E5 to E6 IDA Pay Scale under EPP and they have stagnated in E5 Scale since more than 9 years and some of them have been retired also but their juniors are getting E6 Scale. We further pleaded that early decision in this regard has to be taken by the BSNL Management to avoid any Litigation. Director (HR) mentioned that the matter will be looked into.

(11)  Grant of relaxation in Marks to the Candidates appeared in JTO LICE held on 26.05.2019 for Vacancy Year 2017-18:  We requested to consider relaxation in marks in respect of JTO LICE held on 26.05.2019 due to 22 out of Syllabus Questions resulting in poor Pass percentage and  render justice to the affected Candidates. Director (HR) mentioned that as per the Committee recommendations the grace marks has been already given. We pleaded that for ten ambiguity questions no grace marks were given but in the total marks the marks pertains to ten ambiguity question has been deducted, which is against Natural Justice. We further mentioned that more than 7000 departmental quota JTOs posts, which is the feeder cadre, are vacant in BSNL and in the Post VRS Scenario we are badly in need of JTOs to maintain the BSNL Vast Telecom Network fault free. After detailed discussion, Director (HR) assured that the Management will consider for the relaxation in the marks wherever justified.

(12) Consideration of request transfers/retention/modification as well as Tenure transfers in the Cadre of DGM(T)/SDE/AO:- We requested Director (HR) to consider the request transfers/Tenure transfer and retention/modification of transfer orders in the Cadre of DGM (T)/SDE/AO. After detailed discussion, Director (HR) assured to consider the same.  

(13) Corrections to be made in the PPOs issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of the Director (HR) about the entries made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of Rule 37A of CCS Pension Rules 1972 and the detailed discussion had with the Member (Finance) and the CMD BSNL on 27.02.2020. Director (HR) mentioned that all the issues related to PPOs along with the representations received from the Associations and Unions are being forwarded to DoT for further action.

Director (HR) appreciated our concern and assured that HR Team will put best efforts to resolve all these issues in positive direction. We thanked Director (HR) for giving patient hearing and positive response on all these burning issues related to the Executives of BSNL. The meeting lasted for more than One Hour.

13.03.2020 BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding Verification of Leave encashment, Leave data and Last pay drawn in respect of VRS optees.                          <<<<Click here for letter>>>

13.03.2020 BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding Generation of long stay list [SDE(T)/AGM(T)/DGM(T)] from ERP SAP, wherein it was stated that all the Executives may check their Present Grade/ Present Substantive Grade and Career History details in ERP.                          <<<<Click here for letter>>>

12.03.2020BSNL Management invited recognized Unions and Associations for discussion  regarding implementation status of revival plan and organizational restructuring Post VRS scenario in BSNL.

The Meeting is scheduled to be held on 18.03.2020 under the Chairmanship of  CMD, BSNL

<<<<Click here for letter>>>

12.03.2020Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO: GS along with CS HP Circle and CS & CP Raj Circle met PGM (Pers.) CO BSNL today and discussed regarding:

(1) Consideration of request transfers/retention/modification of transfer orders in the Cadre of DGM(T)/SDE/AO:- We requested PGM (Pers.) to consider the request transfers/retention/modification of transfer orders in the Cadre of DGM (T)/SDE/AO. After detailed discussion, PGM (Pers.) assured to consider the same.

(2) Extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch: We appraised PGM (Pers.) regarding the discussion had with the Director (Finance) for the issue of amendment to BSNL CO letter No: 7-4/2010-SEA-BSNL(Pt-I) Dated 24.07.2015 regarding the extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch as in the case of JAOs 40% quota (Deptl.) of the same batch. PGM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(3) Casting of SDE seniority list No.9 for DE(T ) Promotions: We requested for the early issuance of list No 9 of SDE Seniority list. In this regard, we appraised PGM (Pers.) regarding our earlier discussions and suggestions prepared as per the judgment pronounced by Honble CAT Chandigarh, dated 25.08.2009, upheld by the Honble High Court of Punjab and Haryana and also by the Apex Court (3 Judges Bench) on the basis of date of joining i.e., in respect of SDEs promoted up to 28.08.2015 that the provisional Seniority should be prepared on the basis of the above mentioned Judgements. PGM (Pers.) informed that the case has been sent to Legal Cell for obtaining Legal Opinion.

(4) Issuance of immediate promotions for all the disciplines in view of VRS-2019: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Cadres, the vacant posts are to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Network fault free. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately for the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending by relaxing the eligibility conditions as one time measure, wherever required. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Pay Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. PGM (Pers.) after detailed discussion confirmed that the Management is evolving the Policy to fill up all the vacant posts in all the Cadres so as to maintain the Telecom Services fault free as well as the Administrative Offices.

12.03.2020Meeting with CGM (BW)/GM (SR) BSNL CO: GS and AGS along with CS HP Circle and CS & CP Raj Circle met CGM (BW)/GM (SR) CO BSNL today and discussed regarding:

Renting out of vacant building spaces in various Circles by accommodating the BSNL offices in the non-prime locations. CGM (BW) informed that our annual target for renting out vacant Building space is Rs.1000 cr. We have notified the vacant spaces on the basis of the feedback already received from all the Circles and the Powers have been delegated to CGMs/PGMs in this regard. CGM (BW) sought the fullest co-operation from the Associations and Unions to achieve the targets for increasing the desired revenue. He further mentioned that the details of the vacant Building spaces received from the Circles so far are being uploaded in the Google sheet. Associations/Unions will also see the same and if any left out vacant location is there in any Circle, the same may be brought to the Notice of CGM (BW).

11.03.2020GS, AGS, Auditor/CHQ and CS HP Circle welcomed & congratulated Shri Sushil Kumar Mishra ji  on assuming the High Office of Director (CM) BSNL Board, New Delhi and Presented with the Bouquet.

We had a informal discussion on the following points:

* To analyze per BTS Revenue Vs Expenditure SSA wise and leased sites having expenditure more than Rs.45000/- p.m. to be reviewed.

*  BSNL has to ensure 99% Up time of BTS so as to increase the revenue.

* Tariff of CUG Plan is to be reviewed since tariff is getting increased for all the customers of other TSPs.

*  Sales and Marketing Wing is to be strengthened in Rural Areas also.

Director (CM) appreciated our concern and assured to look into the matter.

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A HAPPY, Colourful, Safe & Prosperous

Holi-2020

To One & All

03.03.2020 GS writes to The PGM(Pers.) regarding  Request for cancellation and retention in the cadre of SDE (Arch.) <<<<Click here for letter>>>

03.03.2020 GS writes to

(i) The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Architect <<<<Click here for letter>>>

 

(ii) The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding request for Transfer / Posting / re-allotment / retention in the cadre of DGM (T) .....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

 

(iii) The PGM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate office regarding representation received from Shri J. Ganesh Patnaik, PS to GM (NWO & NWP) CM Andhra Pradesh Circle regarding arranging CPC for promotion to the cadre of PPS.....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

29.02.2020Hearty Congratulations! BSNL CO issued Promotion and Posting orders of the Executives in the Grade of DGM(T) of Telecom Operation Stream on Purely Adhoc basis for the left out 31 number of AGM Level Executives <<<Click here for order>>>

28.02.2020 Congratulations to all the retiring Comrades!

CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the comrades who are going to retire on 28/29.02.2020 on Superannuation, for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirementSenior Comrade Shashidhar K.Hiremath, DGM and  Our AGS(Enginerring) is also going to retire on   Superannuation on 29.02.2020.

Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, may your days be filled with Elation and Triumph.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA as well as BSNL. CHQ congratulates you on your Superannuation on 28/29.02.2020. 

27.02.2020 GS writes to Shri Anshu Prakash, IAS Secretary (Telecom) and Chairman

DCC,   DoT, Sanchar Bhawan regarding request  allotment of USO Fund Projects to BSNL on Nomination Basis and to give a chance to BSNL to fulfill the dream of Hon’ble Prime Minister for the New India. <<< Click here for letter>>>

27.02.2020 Meeting with Member (Finance), DCC, DoT:

Today GS, AGS and Auditor/CHQ met Member (Fin), DCC, DoT and discussed regarding:

(1) Corrections to be made in the PPOs issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of Member (Fin) about the entries made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of CCS Pension Rules 1972. We handed over the copy of one PPO and letter addressed in this regard to the Member (Finance). Member (Finance) explained that the Pension for the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees will be regulated and Sanctioned as per Rule-37A, CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 and the Union Cabinet approved the BSNL VRS-2019 Scheme as per CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 only. We informed the Member (Finance) that there is a doubt and fear among the BSNL VRS-2019 retirees that “Whether BSNL VRS Optees, who are the Absorbed employees from DoT to BSNL, will get their Pension revised and other benefits as per the Sub rule (8) Rule 37-A of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972” and we brought to the notice of the Member (Finance) about the clarification sought by AIBSNLEA vide Letter dated 14.11.2019 in this regard. Member (Finance) mentioned that all the Pensionary and other benefits will be regulated as per the Sub Rule (8) Rule 37-A of CCS(Pension) Rules 1972 and assured that clarification will be issued in this regard.

(2) Immediate disbursement of GPF final Settlement and disbursement of First instalment of Ex-Gratia amount: Member (Finance) mentioned that he is personally monitoring the GPF Final Payment disbursed by the CCAs and all the Officers and Staff of CCA units  are geared up to disburse the GPF Final settlement immediately and 80% GPF Final Payments are settled till date. Regarding First instalment of Ex-Gratia payment, Member (Finance) mentioned that DoT is trying their best efforts to make the payment before 31st March 2020.

(3) Release of Sovereign Guarantee by the Finance Ministry to BSNL: Member (Finance) mentioned that DoT Officers are discussing with the Ministry of Finance for the early issuance of Sovereign Guarantee to BSNL. He further mentioned that BSNL should now concentrate to evolve the Strategies to increase its Revenue.

<<< Click here for letter>>>            <<< Click here for letter Dated 14.11.2019>>>

27.02.2020 Meeting with CMD, BSNL:

Today GS, AGS and Auditor/CHQ met CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding:

(1) Corrections to be made in the PPOs issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of the CMD, BSNL about the entires made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of CCS Pension Rules 1972. We handed over the copy of the PPO and letter addressed in this regard to the CMD BSNL. CMD mentioned that he has already discussed the issue with the Member (Finance), DCC, DoT and it was assured by the Member (Finance) that the Pension for the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees will be regulated and Sanctioned as per Rule.37.A CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 since the Union Cabinet approved the BSNL VRS-2019 Scheme as per CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 only. We informed the CMD that there is a doubt and fear among the BSNL VRS-2019 retirees that “Whether BSNL VRS Optees, who are the Absorbed employees from DoT to BSNL, will get their Pension revised and other benefits as per the Sub rule (8) Rule 37-A of CCS(Pension) Rules 1972” and we brought to the notice of the CMD about the clarification sought by AIBSNLEA vide Letter dated 14.11.2019 in this regard. We further mentioned that no clarification has been issued for the Pension related issues raised in the letter by AIBSNLEA. After detailed discussion CMD assured to forward our letter to DoT for further clarification in this regard..

(2) Fixing the Time Line for Monthly Salary disbursement: We requested the CMD to fix the time line for the disbursement of monthly salary in the last date of the concerned month since the net Salary expenditure from the month of February, 2020 estimated around 350 Cr and BSNL can very well manage net Salary monthly expenditure from the monthly collection of around Rs.1300 Cr. CMD assured to consider the issue after the February, 2020 Salary disbursement.

(3)Formation of Quality Circle in BA, Circle & BSNL CO:  We suggested that Quality Circle to be formed in BA, Circle & BSNL CO with the Officers from the Management side and the Associations and Unions representatives as members to review and monitoring the monthly/Quarterly revenue, Developmental activities, Revenue Assurance, Revenue Leakage and Faults etc., so as to maximise the Revenue for the better financial health of BSNL. CMD appreciated our concern in this regard and assured to look in to the matter.

27.02.2020 Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL Board:

Today GS, AGS and Auditor/CHQ met Director (Finance) and discussed regarding:

(1) Disbursement of Salary for the Month of January, 2020,  Non-remittance of Society recoveries made from the salaries and Non-remittance of GPF recoveries made from the salaries of the working employees from the month of May,2019 onwards: We expressed our serious concern regarding the non-disbursement of Salary for the month of January, 2020 and Non-remittance of Society recoveries made from the salaries of VRS Optees and Non-remittance of GPF recoveries made from the salaries of the working employees since last 9 months. Director (Finance) informed that BSNL Management released the payments in respect of MOU Bank Loan in respect of all the employees, Bank Interest, Capital and Maintenance exp. including Contract Labour payments from the Bank Loan obtained and from the daily collections. He further mentioned that our priority is remittance of Society recoveries made from the salaries of VRS Optees , January, 2020 Salary and remittance of GPF recoveries made from the salaries of the working employees. He further assured that January, 2020 Salary will be paid in the next week from the daily collections.

(2) Correction in the PPO issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of Director (Fin) about the entires made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS -2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of CCS Pension Rules 1972. We handed over the copy of the PPO and letter addressed in this regard to the Director (Finance). Director (Finance) explained that the Pension for the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees will be regulated and Sanctioned as per Rule.37.A CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 and the Union Cabinet approved the BSNL VRS-2019 Scheme as per CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 only. However he assured to take up the issue with the Member(Finance), DCC, DoT

(3)   Extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch: GS handed over the letter to the Director(Finance) regarding request to issue amendment to BSNL CO letter No: 7-4/2010-SEA-BSNL(Pt-I) Dated 24.07.2015 regarding the extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch as in the case of JAOs 40% quota (Deptl.) of the same batch. GS appraised the issue in detail to Director (Finance). After detailed discussion Director (Finance) assured to look into the matter.

(4)Immediate promotions to all the Grades and Streams considering the post VRS Scenario: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Grades in many places to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Vast Network fault free. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately to the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. We strongly oppose any local Look-after arrangements instead of Regular Promotions. Director (Fin.) mentioned that he will discuss the issue with the CMD BSNL and the Director (HR) and appropriate action will be taken soon.

(5) Fixing the Time Line for Monthly Salary disbursement: We requested the Director(Finance) to fix the time line for the disbursement of monthly salary in the last date of the concerned month since the net Salary expenditure from the month of February, 2020 estimated around 350 Cr and BSNL can very well manage net Salary monthly expenditure from the monthly collection of around Rs.1300 Cr. Director(Fin) assured to consider the issue after the February, 2020 Salary disbursement.

27.02.2020 GS writes to Shri Anshu Prakash, IAS Secretary (Telecom) and Chairman DCC,   DoT, Sanchar Bhawan regarding request  Request for correction in the Pension Payment Order issued to the BSNLVRS -2019 Retirees << Click here for letter>>>

26.02.2020 GS writes to

(1) The Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of DGM (T) << Click here for letter>>>

(2) The PGM(Pers.) BSNL Corporate office,  regarding

(a) Request for Transfer / Posting / re-allotment / application for transfer / posting /Cancellation /Retention in the cadre of JAO.

(b) Representation received from Shri Debasish Das, DGM CM(L/A), HR No. 198602896 CTD Circle regarding Requirement of APARs and promotion to DGMT(Adhoc).

(c) Representation received from Shri P. Nancharaiah DGM(L/A) HR No. 198304215, Andhra Pradesh Circle regarding his name is not DGM(T)  promotion List

<< Click here for letter>>>

26.02.2020BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding reversion from Accounts officer to parent Cadre i.e. Stenographer Group-III<< Click here for letter>>>

25.02.2020BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding finalization of plan on modalities with respect to merger of MTNL with BSNL<< Click here for letter>>>

25.02.2020 GS writes to

(1)The Sr.GM (Estt.) BSNL Corporate office regarding  representation received from Shri  A. Sridhar, JE, HR No. 199800093 Tamil Nadu Circle regarding  change  of JTO induction Phase –I Training. <<<Click here for the letter>>>

(2) The CGM(BW), BSNL Corporate office regarding  representation received from Shri   P. Mani, DGM (F), Retd. Tamil Nadu Circle regarding Waival of damage rent.<<<Click here for the letter>>>

25.02.2020 Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board:

Today GS and Auditor/CHQ met Director (HR)in the presence of  PGM (Pers.) and DGM(Pers) and discussed regarding:

(1)   Immediate promotions to all the disciplines considering the huge vacuum created due to VRS-2019: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Grades in many places the vacant posts are to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the Vast BSNL Network fault free. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately to the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending by relaxing the eligibility conditions as one time measure wherever required. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. We requested the Director (HR) to evolve a Policy for giving Promotions by giving designation change wherever required instead of Look after arrangement. Director (HR) after detailed discussion accepted our suggestions and assured that the Management will find out the solution shortly.

(2)   Extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch: GS handed over the letter to the PGM (Pers.) regarding request to issue amendment to BSNL CO letter No: 7-4/2010-SEA-BSNL(Pt-I) Dated 24.07.2015 regarding the extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch as in the case of JAOs 40% quota (Deptl.) of the same batch. Director (HR) assured to looked into.

(3)   Request transfer cases in the Cadre of DGM(T)/AO/SDE:- We requested to consider the request transfer cases in the Cadre of DGM(T)/SDE/AO etc., He assured to look into the matter.

(4)   Casting of SDE seniority list No.9 for DE(T ) Promotions: We requested for the early issuance of list No 9 of SDE Seniority list. In this regard, we suggested that the provisional Seniority should be prepared as per the judgment pronounced by Honble CAT Chandigarh, dated 25.08.2009, upheld by the Honble High Court of Punjab and Haryana and also by the Apex Court (3 Judges Bench) on the basis of date of joining i.e., in respect of SDEs promoted up to 28.08.2015. We handed over the representations received various Circles regarding the recasting the Seniority List .9 on the basis of date of joining in pursuance with the Judgement of Honble CAT Chandigarh, dated 25.08.2009. After detailed discussion,  Director (HR)  assured that the provisional Seniority List No 9 will be prepared after obtaining Legal Opinion.

(5)  Review the decision for the reversion of SDEs to JTOs:- We requested Director(HR) to review the decision for reversion of about 30 SDEs of 2001 recruited JTO batch promoted through LDCE 2007 passed and not to oppose the Review Petition filed in the Hon’ble Madras High Court against the reversion of SDE(T). We further pleaded that the case may be reviewed sympathetically and should be revisited w.r.t. the Stay Order from the Hon’ble CAT Madras on reversion and as per SDE-RR Column 12, Clause 5. Director (HR) assured that the issue will be settled in this week after consultation with the Legal Cell.  

24.02.2020 Details of the talks held between the CMD BSNL and the AUAB today.

The AUAB leaders were invited for talks by the CMD BSNL today. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convenor, Com.Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE & Chairman, Com. S Siva Kumar, GS AIBSNLEA, Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com.B.C. Pathak, Treasurer, FNTO, Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS and Com.H.P. Singh, GS, BSNLOA, participated in the discussion.  Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) and Shri A.M.Gupta, GM (SR) were also present. Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL explained about the steps being taken by the Management for the maintenance of services after VRS and the efforts being taken for the monetization of assets. As regards the launching of BSNL's 4G service, he was not able to give any time line. He assured that all efforts are being taken to redress the grievances of the serving employees. The AUAB leaders expressed their serious concern over the delay in the launching of 4G service. They urged upon the CMD BSNL for immediate payment of the salary, contract workers wages and remittance of the deductions made from the salaries of the employees, to the concerned organizations. They also pointed out the lack of liaison between the AUAB and the Management on the question of improvement of services. Finally, the AUAB leaders also told the CMD BSNL that the Management should give up it’s intolerance even for peaceful agitations like Dharna, Hunger strike, etc. The CMD BSNL assured that the concerns of the AUAB would be taken care of. 

22.02.2020 AUAB decides to powerfully organise the Hunger Strike on 24.02.2020, at the Corporate Office, Circle and SSA headquarters.

A meeting of the AUAB was held today. The meeting reviewed the developments in connection with the notice for agitation, already issued by the AUAB, demanding settlement of the grievances of the employees, as well as the revival of BSNL. The meeting observed that, the Management is not prepared to settle even the barest minimum of the demands, i.e., payment of salary, as well as the immediate remittance of the deductions already made from the Salaries of the employees, on account of GPF, Bank Loan EMI, Society dues, LIC premium, Union / Association Subscription amount, etc., to the concerned organisations. Further, the meeting also noted with regrets that, except retrenching around 80,000 employees under VRS, the BSNL Management has not taken any step for the revival of BSNL, as envisaged in the Revival Plan approved by the Union Cabinet on 23.10.2019, including the launching of BSNL’s 4G service.

 

Hence, after detailed discussion, the meeting unanimously decided to powerfully organise the hunger strike programme on 24.02.2020.  

 

All the Circle Secretaries, CHQ Office Bearers, District Secretaries, Circle Office bearers and CWC Members are requested to co-ordinate with the constituent Unions/Associations of AUAB and make the Programme a grand Success.        

21.02.2020 CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL PRINCIPAL BENCH, New Delhi, pronounced Judgement in OA No.892/2016 (AIBSNLEA Vs BSNL) AND OA No.1867/2016 on 5th January 2020 regarding  the fixation of Pay under F.R.22(1)(a)(i)  in respect of erstwhile Officiating JTOs. <<<Click here for the Judgement>

20.02.2020 Hearty Congratulations! BSNL CO issued orders for shifting of Head Quarters from Bangaluru to Chennai for Core-Net Work South (STR &STP). GS,AIBSNLEA requested CMD BSNL and all the Board of Directors for the retention of Head Quarters of Core-Net Work South (STR &STP) at Chennai.

We extend our sincere thanks to CMD BSNL and all the Board of Directors for consideration of the request of AIBSNLEA for the retention of Core-Net Work South (STR &STP) at Chennai. <<<Click here for order>>> <<<Click here for AIBSNEA Letter>>>

20.02.2020Hearty Congratulations! BSNL CO issued Promotion and Posting orders of the Executives in the Grade of DGM(T) of Telecom Operation Stream on Purely Adhoc basis for 195 number of AGM Level Executives.<<<Click here for order>>> ANNEX-1, ANNEX-2, ANNEX-3 & ANNEX-4.

20.02.2020: All the Circle Secretaries are requested to furnish the following details immediately to email-Id gsaibsnlea@gmail.com

1. Sanctioned Posts in the Cadre of PA/PS/PPS in your Circle

2. Working Strength in the Cadre of PA/PS/PPS as on 01.02.2020

3. Vacant Posts in the Cadre of PA/PS/PPS as on 01.02.2020

20.02.2020 Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO:

Today GS, AGS (F), Auditor/CHQ and Advisor (HQ) met PGM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:

(1)    Immediate promotions to all the disciplines considering the huge vacuum created due to VRS-2019: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Grades in many places the vacant posts are to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the Vast BSNL Network fault free. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately to the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. We requested the PGM (Pers.) to evolve a Policy for giving Promotions by giving designation change wherever required instead of Look after arrangement. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that he has already discussed the issue with Director (HR) and CMD BSNL. However, he assured that the Management will find out the solution soon after the approval of the Restructuring Plan by the BSNL Board.

(2)   Extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch: GS handed over the letter to the PGM (Pers.) regarding request to issue amendment to BSNL CO letter No: 7-4/2010-SEA-BSNL(Pt-I) Dated 24.07.2015 regarding the extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch as in the case of JAOs 40% quota (Deptl.) of the same batch. He assured to consider the case.

(3)   Request transfer cases in the Cadre of DGM(T)/AO/SDE:- We requested to consider the request transfer cases in the Cadre of DGM(T)/SDE/AO etc., He assured to look into the matter.

(4)   Casting of SDE seniority list No.9 for DE (T ) Promotions: We requested for the early issuance of list No 9 of SDE Seniority list. In this regard, we suggested that the provisional Seniority should be prepared as per the judgment pronounced by Honble CAT Chandigarh, dated 25.08.2009, upheld by the Honble High Court of Punjab and Haryana and also by the Apex Court (3 Judges Bench) on the basis of date of joining i.e., in respect of SDEs promoted up to 28.08.2015. The matter was discussed in detail and the PGM (Pers.) assured that the provisional Seniority List No 9 will be prepared as per the Judgement pronounced by the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh. 

(5)  Review the decision for the reversion of SDEs to JTOs:- We requested PGM (Pers.) to review the decision for reversion of about 30 SDEs of 2001 recruited JTO batch promoted through LDCE 2007 passed and not to oppose the Review Petition filed in the Hon’ble Madras High Court against the reversion of SDE(T). We further pleaded that the case may be reviewed sympathetically and should be revisited w.r.t. the Stay Order from the Hon’ble CAT Madras on reversion and as per SDE-RR Column 12, Clause 5. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that the case has been sent to Legal Wing for the Legal Opinion.  

19.02.2020 Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL Board:

Yesterday on 18.02.2020 GS and AGS met Director (Finance) and discussed regarding:

(1)     Disbursement of salary for the Month of Jan., 2020 and the Non-remittance of recoveries made from the salaries of VRS Optees: We expressed our serious concern regarding the non-disbursement of Salary for the month of January, 2020 and Non-remittance of recoveries made from the salaries of VRS Optees viz. MOU Bank Loan, Society etc., Director (Finance) informed that BSNL Management is trying their best to obtain the Loans from various banks. However, he assured that the payments in respect of MOU Bank Loan, Society, Maintenance exp. and Contract Labour payments will be paid from the day-to-day collections.

(2)     Non remittance of the GPF deductions made from the Salaries of the BSNL employees, who retired on 31.01.2020 on Superannuation: We brought to the notice of Director (Finance) regarding Non remittance of the GPF deductions made from the Salaries of the BSNL employees, who retired on 31.01.2020 on Superannuation from the month of May’ 2019 to Oct’ 2019 to the concerned CCAs resulting in non-settlement of GPF final payment. Director (Fin.) immediately spoken to Sr.GM (CBB) over phone and directed to release the payment immediately.

(3)    Immediate promotions to all the Grades and Streams considering the post VRS Scenario: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Grades in many places to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Vast Network fault free. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately to the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. We strongly oppose any local Look-after arrangements instead of Regular Promotions. Director (Fin.) mentioned that he will discuss the issue with the CMD BSNL and the Director (HR) and appropriate action will be taken soon.

19.02.2020 Meeting with Sr.GM (Estt.) BSNL CO:

Today GS, AGS (F) and Advisor (HQ) met Sr.GM (Estt.) and discussed regarding:

(1)   Extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch: We requested to issue amendment to BSNL CO letter No: 7-4/2010-SEA-BSNL(Pt-I) Dated 24.07.2015 regarding the extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch as in the case of JAOs 40% quota (Deptl.) of the same batch. In this regard, GS handed over the letter to the Sr.GM (Estt.). After detailed discussion, he assured to consider the case for JAOs 10% quota also.

(2)   Review the decision of CVO against the Personal Court Cases:- Sr.GM (Estt.) assured to pursue the case with the DoT through Director (HR). As soon as the clarification is received from DoT, necessary orders will be issued.

19.02.2020 Meeting with Sr.GM (CBB) BSNL CO:

Today GS, AGS, Advisor (HQ) and Auditor/CHQ met Sr.GM(CBB) and discussed regarding:

Non remittance of the GPF deductions made from the Salaries of the BSNL employees, who retired on 31.01.2020 on Superannuation:- About the remittance of GPF deductions made from the Salaries of the BSNL employees, who retired on 31.01.2020 on Superannuation from the month of May’ 2019 to Oct’ 2019 to the concerned CCAs, Sr.GM(CBB) informed that as per the instructions of CMD BSNL and Director (Finance), necessary instructions has been issued to the ERP Core Team to process the cases for payment and the funds will be released soon accordingly.

Regarding other recoveries made from the Salaries of VRS Optees viz. MOU Bank Loan, Society and SAB Contribution etc., Sr.GM (CBB) informed that the MOU Bank Loan recoveries, LIC recoveries up to Jan., 2020 and also some funds towards Contract Labour payments and Mtce., exp., have been released.

Regarding remittance of SAB Contribution in respect of VRS optees, Sr.GM(CBB) assured that it will be released shortly.

The Sr.GM (CBB) further mentioned that the Society recoveries made from the Salaries of VRS optees will be remitted very shortly and VRS optees will not face any hardship further.

19.02.2020: GS Writes to

The Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding Request for extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch. <<<Click here for letter>>>

19.02.2020: GS Writes to  

The PGM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding the representation received from Shri  V.B. Parwar, SDE (TF), HR  No. 198300023 TF Mumbai in respect of  recasting the Seniority in feeder cadre of JTO(TF) qualified for promotion to next higher cadre of AE/SDE(TF) in pursuance to the Judgment and orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court passed in Civil Appeal No. 4389 of 2010.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

18.02.2020: GS Writes to

Shri.P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding Non-remittance of the GPF deductions made from the Salaries of the BSNL employees, who retired on 31.01.2020 on Superannuation, from the month of May’ 2019 to Oct’ 2019 to the concerned CCAs. <<<Click here for letter>>>

18.02.2020: GS Writes to

(1)The Director (Finance), BSNL Board regarding request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of JAO <<<Click here for letter>>>

(2) The PGM (Pers.),BSNL Corporate office regarding

(a)Representation received from Shri  Pritam Chand, DGM (Finance) HR No. 198002393 regarding  promotion from DGM (Regular) to Joint GM (NF) in Telecom Finance

(b) Representation received from Shri  M.J. Saida PS to CE ( C) HR No. 199800526

regarding continuation for another one year in BSNL Telangana Circle.

 <<<Click here for letter>>>

17.02.2020: GS Writes to Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for Promotion in all Streams/Grades in BSNL on ‘Regular Basis’ instead of ‘Look After arrangement’ from among the Executives already working in Higher Scales without any financial implications- <<<Click here for letter>>>

16.02.2020: BSNL Corporate Office issued guidelines for annual renewal of GTI Scheme w.e.f. 01.03.2020  Window  will be opened in ERP from 12.02.2020 to 17.02.2020 for change of option (i) for new entry or (ii) for withdrwal<<< Click here for letter>>>

16.02.2020: DoT issued Guidelines for Special dispensation for payment Provisional Pension for all BSNL and MTNL VRS 2019 retirees.<< Click here for letter>>>

12.02.2020: GS Writes to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar,Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding  Breach of Service Bond Agreement- Undue pressure given by the Circle Admin of A&N Circle to DR JTOs of 2017 batch for extension of Bond Agreement from 2 years to 5 years<< Click here for letter>>>

12.02.2020: BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding review and validation of entries in SAP in respect of VRS optees.<< Click here for letter>>>

12.02.2020: BSNL Corporate Office issued Guidelines regarding  Merger of Non Territorial Circles << Click here for letter>>>

12.02.2020: GS Writes to

(a)The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding  request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of AGM/DE << Click here for letter>>>

(b)The PGM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate office regarding  request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of DM << Click here for letter>>>

12.02.2020: BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions for the issuance of LPC to the VRS Retirees to facilitate the process of Pensions cases by the CCAs.<<< Click here for letter>>>

11.02.2020:GS Writes to Shri Anshu Prakash, IAS, Secretary to Govt. of India, Deptt. of Telecom., Sanchar Bhawan regarding  Employees recruited by the DoT prior to 01.10.2000 and joined duty after the formation of BSNL– request to treat them as DoT recruited and absorbed in BSNL, w.r.t. Hon’ble High Court of Kerala judgement dt. 13.11.2019 <<< Click here for letter>>>

11.02.2020:Meeting with CMD BSNL:

GS and AGS met CMD BSNL, Shri P.K. Purwar and discussed regarding:-

1. Disbursement of Salary- We expressed our serious concern regarding the non-disbursement of Salary for the month of December, 2019 and January, 2020. CMD informed that BSNL Management is trying their best efforts to obtain the Loans from various banks and letter has also been written to the Secretary (T) DOT in this regard. He further hoped that  we will get the loans very soon and able to disburse the salary.

2. Drawl of Provisional Pension on the basis of LPC:- CMD BSNL mentioned that necessary discussion in this regard has been taken place with the Member (Finance) and he has agreed to draw the Provisional Pension to the VRS Retirees till date the pension papers are processed. He further mentioned that the BSNL Management will furnish the LPC details to the concerned CCAs with in a day or two. Hence we expect that the Pension orders will be issued shortly from the concerned CCAs.

3. Disbursement of First Instalment of Ex-gratia amount to the VRS retirees:- CMD informed that as approved by the Union Cabinet, the first instalment of Ex-gratia amount will be disbursed before 31st March, 2020.

11.02.2020: Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board:

1. Payment of Leave Encashment:- Director (HR) mentioned that Leave Encashment will be paid in the first week of March 2020 after the adjustment of the outstanding dues of loans from the Banks/ Societies.

2. Immediate promotions to all the Grades and Streams considering the post VRS scenario: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Grades in many places to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Vast Network. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately to the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. We strongly oppose any local Look-after arrangements. Director (HR) mentioned that the requirement is being working out and appropriate action will be taken in this regard very soon.

3. Review the decision of CVO against the Personal Court Cases:- Director (HR) informed that the case has already been referred to DOT for further clarification. He immediately contacted DDG (Estt.) DOT Shri S.K. Jain over phone and requested for the early issuance of the clarification.

4. HR Plan:- Director (HR) mentioned that the HR Plan is under final stage and it will be approved soon and accordingly it will be implemented.

5. Immediate arrangement of posting of DGMs and AGMs in Corporate Office in vacant positions:- Director (HR) mentioned that the immediate requirement is being taken care of and orders will be issued shortly.

11.02.2020: Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL Board:

1. Disbursement of Salary- Director (Finance) mentioned that Rs.940 Cr is required for December 2019 Salary and Rs.530 Cr is required for the clearance of loans of Banks and Societies. From our monthly collections we have made Rs.713 Cr towards GPF payment for the VRS retirees, Rs.200 Cr for GST Payments, Rs.650 Cr for Bank Loans (Principal/Interest) and Rs.200 Cr towards TDS payment. Hence for the disbursement of Salary for the Months of Dec., 2019 and Jan., 2020, we have depend on Bank Loans only. BSNL Management expected the Bank Loans before 31st Jan., 2020 but we are not getting the loans in time. In addition to that the Board meeting of the Banks scheduled to be held on 5th Feb., 2020 has also been postponed. However, BSNL Management is trying to obtain the Loans from various banks. He further mentioned that the CMD also written a letter to the Secretary (T) DOT in this regard.

2. Drawl of Provisional Pension on the bases of LPC:- CMD BSNL mentioned that necessary discussion in this regard has been taken place with the Member (Finance) and he has agreed to draw the Provisional Pension to the VRS Retirees till date the pension papers are processed. He further mentioned that the BSNL Management will furnish the LPC details to the concerned CCAs with in a day or two. Hence we expect that the Pension orders will be issued shortly from the concerned CCAs.

3. Disbursement of First Instalment of Ex-gratia amount to the VRS retirees:- Director (Finance) informed that as approved by the Union Cabinet, the first instalment of Ex-gratia amount will be disbursed before 31st March, 2020.

4. Payment of Leave Encashment:- Director (Finance) mentioned that before the payment of Leave Encashment, all the Bank Loans/ Societies recoveries will be paid to the concerned Banks/Societies so that the NOC can be issued and after the adjustment of the outstanding dues of loans from the Banks/ Societies the Leave Encashment will be paid.

10.02.2020: Organise Lunch hour Demonstration on 11.02.2020 successfully as per the Call given by AUAB

                                    DEMANDS

(1) Immediate disbursement of salary for the months of December, 2019 & January, 

      2020, as well as prompt disbursement of salary every month.

(2) Immediate clearance of the dues, already deducted from the salaries of

     employees.

(3) Immediate launching of BSNL’s 4G service.

(4) Immediate granting of Sovereign Guarantee for issuing of bonds by BSNL.

(5) Immediate withdrawal of notices issued under FR 17 (A).

(6) No whimsical transfer of employees, consequent to the implementation of VRS

All the Circle Secretaries, CHQ Office Bearers, District Secretaries , Circle Office bearers and CWC  Members are requested to co-ordinate with the constituent Unions/Assocaitions of AUAB and make the Programme a grand Success.                                  

10.02.2020: Status of Additional Increment Case under EPP:-

Additional Increment case under EPP vide WP(C) 9237/2018 and CM No 35671/2018 DOT Vs AIBSNLEA came up for hearing today in Hon’ble High Court Delhi. The Petitioner DOT’s Counsel informed that as per the direction of the Hon’ble High Court Delhi, he will submit the decision of the Petitioner’s meeting with BSNL held on 29.09.2019. Hon’ble Court has given two weeks time for submitting the decision. The Respondent AIBSNLEA’s Counsel argued that time has to be given for  filing the Counter. Hon’ble Court granted time and posted the case for next hearing for 19th May, 2020.  GS and AGS(F) attended the Court today.   

07.02.2020: AUAB Served Notice for Agitational  Programme

As per the decisions taken in AUAB meeting held on  06.02.2020, AUAB has served Notice for  Agitational programme to Secretary (Telecom ) and CMD BSNL.

                    

                          Programme

 

(1) Lunch hour demonstrations on 11.02.2020.

 

(2) Hunger strike at all levels on 24.02.2020.

 

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07.02.2020: AUAB decides to launch Agitational Programme.

A meeting of the AUAB was held on 6.2.2020 under the President ship of Com. Chandeswar Singh, Chairman. On behalf AIBSNLEA GS & AGS (Fin) attended the meeting. All the constituents of the AUAB attended the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convenor welcomed all and briefed on the agenda for discussion. All the Post-VRS issues including non disbursement of Salary in time have been discussed in-depth and it was unanimously decided to launch Agitational Programme on the following Demands:-

(1) Immediate disbursement of salary for the months of December, 2019 & January, 

      2020, as well as prompt disbursement of salary every month.

(2) Immediate clearance of the dues, already deducted from the salaries of

     employees.

(3) Immediate launching of BSNL’s 4G service.

(4) Immediate granting of Sovereign Guarantee for issuing of bonds by BSNL.

(5) Immediate withdrawal of notices issued under FR 17 (A).

(6) No whimsical transfer of employees, consequent to the implementation of VRS

 

                     Action Programme:

 

(1) Lunch hour demonstrations on 11.02.2020

 

(2) Hunger strike at all levels on 24.02.2020

04.02.2020:  As requested by GS AIBSNLEA with Director (HR) and Director (Fin) on 28.01.2020 and 29.01.2020, BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions for the extension of obtaining NOC from Banks and Cooperative Societies from 07.02.2020 to 29.02.2020.

GS AIBSNLEA brought to the notice of the Director (HR) and Director (Fin) BSNL Board about the instructions issued by BSNL CO to the Circles vide Letter No:1-22/2019-PAT(BSNL) dt.17.01.2020 with the directions to the employees who are retiring VRS to settle the dues/loans and to obtain NOC from Banks and Co-operative Societies before 07.02.2020. We explained to the Director (HR) and Director (Fin) that the dues recovered from the Salary of the Employees towards MoU Bank Loans have been remitted to the concerned Banks up to November 2019 only and recoveries from the Salary of Dec., 2019 & Jan., 2020 are yet to be remitted. The dues recovered from the Salary of the Employees towards Society loans have not been remitted from May 2019 onwards and during the past one year, the Bank EMI recovered from the salary have been remitted belatedly to the concerned Banks for which penal interest is being charged by the Banks and the employees are compelled to bear the same. As per MoU, no interest shall be levied to Employees for the belated payments. Even if interest is due the same shall have to be borne by the BSNL and not by the employees, as there was no fault on their part. We requested Director (HR) and Director (Fin.) to make immediate arrangements to remit the amount recovered from the salary of employees to the concerned Banks/Societies so as to enable the employees to settle their loan account and obtain No Due Certificate on or before 07.02.2020 otherwise to extend the date for obtaining NOC. After detailed discussions with Director (Finance), Director (HR) and Sr.GM (Estt.) it has been assured that necessary clarifications in this regard will be issued shortly. Now the date of obtaining NOC has been extended from 07.02.2020 to 29.02.2020.

 

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03.02.2020: BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions for Relaxation in CM-S&D Policy-2018 for appointment of Retired BSNL Employee as Franchisee for vacant territories under CM-S&D Policy-2018.

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31.01.2020: AIBSNLEA SALUTES ALL THE RETIRING COMRADES!

Dear Comrades!

You are retiring today from the services of BSNL and ready to start the second innings of your life from 1st February 2020 onwards. AIBSNLEA CHQ salutes all the retiring comrades & remembering their unblemished services and their excellent contribution to DOT and BSNL as well as AIBSNLEA.

AIBSNLEA CHQ Wishes You all a very Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and peaceful life after retirement. 

Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, May your days be filled with Elation and Triumph.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA as well as BSNL.

31.01.2020:3rd  CEC meeting of Himachal Pradesh Circle held on 25th January 2020 at Manali.

3rd CEC meeting of Himachal Pradesh Circle was organized on 25th January 2020 at the Conference Hall of Hotel Laurant & Banon Resort, Manali. The Open Session of the CEC Meeting was attended by Com. S.Sivakumar, GS alongwith Com. Devesh Sharma, Org.Secy. (North),Com. Rajpal Sharma, AGS(F) and Com. Dinesh Kumar ,Advisor (HQ) from AIBSNLEA CHQ side . Shri Sudarshan Kumar, TDM Kullu was the Special Guest. Theme of the Open Session was “Roadmap and Future of BSNL after VRS”.

 

All the distinguished guests were honoured by presenting Himachali Caps, Shawls and Flower Bouquets.

DS Kullu Com. Premchand Premi delivered welcome address.

Circle President HP Circle Com. Hansraj Thakur welcomed all and explained about the financial status of HP Circle. He focused on the need of grabbing the Civil/Electrical work from external agencies and revenue enhancement by EB/FTTH.

 

Com. Rakesh Chopra, Advisor CHQ in his address welcomed all in the Hotel Laurant & Banon Resort, Manali and praised GS for the support extended by him.

 

Com. Dinesh Kumar Advisor (HQ) in his address appreciated the theme of the Open Session i.e. “Roadmap and Future of BSNL after VRS”. He appreciated GS for his hard work to safe guard the interest of the members of AIBSNLEA.

 

Com. Rajpal Sharma AGS(F) CHQ in his address mentioned about the short term and long term plans to be proposed by M/s Deloittee . He told that Management has itself not honoured its own decision regarding merger of Circles. He also condemned the step motherly treatment by the ITS Officers to BSNL employees.

 

Com. Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) CHQ in his address congratulated the HP comrades for their excellent spirit for providing the Services in the hilly areas. He told that the HP Circle is a very important Circle for BSNL as well as for AIBSNLEA. He congratulated the Himachal Pradesh Comrades for their historic victory in the membership verification. He congratulated the CS AIBSNLEA HP Circle for his tremendous efforts for enhancing the membership. He made hope that after VRS if we fully utilize our resources then we can make BSNL flourish. He appealed to all the comrades to extend their fullest support and participation to make the future Organizational calls successful.

 

Com. Rakesh Dhiman, Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA Himachal Pradesh, in his key note address welcomed all for the 3rd CEC meeting of Himachal Pradesh Circle at Manali. He thanked GS AIBSNLEA for his persistent efforts and conveyed his sincere thanks to Com. GS for raising the issues of all the Wings. He described the achievements of AIBSNLEA HP Circle in his report.  He assured that if Management provides full support then the Executives' of Himachal Pradesh Circle will be committed for making BSNL, a Vibrant Organization. Com CS also raised the need of resolvement of the problems associated with the GPF payments to the Employees, Pending Confirmation of NTR Executives issue, SDE to DE DPC, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, need of Space Audits and Energy Audits, Pay fixation of 10% JAOs, strengthening of the Sales and Marketing Wings and need to motivate the employees etc. At last he thanked all for attending the Open Session and congratulated all for the grand success of the Open Session.

 

Shri Sudarshan Kumar, TDM Kullu in his address mentioned the importance of the Unity among all and associations. He mentioned that the BSNL’s revival is a prime concern for all of us and advised to earn from the infrastructure of our beloved Company to strengthening it. He advised to change the mindset and to avoid the out sourcing of Core Key Net Work areas maintenance. He also emphasized on Tower sharing and FTTH Services.

 

On the occasion of the Open Session the message conveyed by Hon'ble Chief Guest Shri P. K. Jain, CGMT HP Circle was read before the House. He extended his best wishes for the success of the Open Session.

 

Com. S Sivakumar, GS, AIBSNLEA congratulated the Comrades of Himachal Pradesh Circle for organizing the successful CEC meeting and thanked the comrades for inviting him. He appraised the house about the efforts of AIBSNLEA and AUAB for the viability of BSNL.  He further mentioned that AUAB demand of payment of Ex-Gratia to the VRS optees by the Govt. from Budgetary support instead of raising Bonds by BSNL has also been accepted finally.He mentioned the role of BSNL in Natural Calamities and the Strategic importance of BSNL.

Com. GS mentioned that after post VRS the area of our priorities will be our legitimate due promotions and AIBSNLEA will peruse consistently. Immediate Promotions to all the Grades and Streams considering the Post-VRS Scenario should be done immediately. AIBSNLEA has already furnished the detailed suggestions to the BSNL Management for the maintenance of Vast Telecom Network fault free in post VRS. Circles should be merged wisely e.g. Chennai TD with Tamilnadu and CTD with WBTC. Com. GS opined that our in house resources and manpower should be optimum utilized in Core Network and maintenance of OFC areas  through Outsourcing may invite corruption and threat to the Nation Security.  Com. GS mentioned the meeting of AIBSNLEA with M/s Deloittee regarding the proposed Road Map for Man Power Planning, Restructuring of BSNL and maintenance of vast BSNL Net work fault free in the Post VRS and our suggestions for a healthy working atmosphere after VRS for the BSNL better survival which is a prime concern for all of us.

 

Com. GS apprised the house that AIBSNLEA has categorically demanded the Management that the Restructuring Plan and Man power Plan should be implemented simultaneously so as to maintain our vast Telecom Network, OFC and Telephone Exchanges fault free. AIBSNLEA CHQ has also written letters to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, and Hon’ble Finance Minister requesting to extend Financial Support to State owned BSNL, immediate Revival of BSNL, Allotment of 4G Spectrum on free of cost, Refund of money which has been taken through various Taxes, excess payment of Pension Contribution, compensation of Rs.19,000 Crores for maintenance expenditure of loss making Rural Exchanges and payment of USOF/ ADC Charges in the form of Rural Deficit Charges for the services provided by BSNL in the LWE/NE/Rural/Far flung/Tribal/Hilly areas and implementation of 3rd PRC to BSNL Employees.

 

Com. GS informed about the important issues taken up by AIBSNLEA CHQ e.g. To review the decision for reversion of about 30 SDEs of 2001 recruited JTO batch promoted through LDCE 2007 passed, Withdrawal of ambiguous CDR IPMS Score Card for CFA Segment, Our strong protest against the withdrawal of the Cash award of Rs.3001/- under welfare scheme given to each employee on retirement, Casting of SDE (T) Seniority List no.9 as per the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT order i.e., on the basis of Date of Joining,  CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, Due promotions in various Cadres/Wings, Pursuance for the Security of OFC Core Network by BSNL in house manpower, best and optimum utilization of renting of Towers/Buildings/OFC Networks and Monetization of Assets etc. Com. GS informed about the meeting with Hon’ble MoSF regarding the increase in limit of Income Tax exemption ceiling. He mentioned that the said meeting was arranged by our Com. Rakesh Dhiman, CS wherein we handed over a Memorandum to Shri Anurag Thakur ji, Hon'ble MoSF. AIBSNLEA has also written a letter to the Hon’ble MoF Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Ji to increase the ceiling limit for the exemption of Income Tax from Rs.5 Lakh to Rs.50 Lakh in respect of Ex-gratia payment to BSNL VRS optees.

 

He mentioned that the daily cash collection of BSNL is around  Rs.40 Cr to 45 Cr and total monthly collection is around Rs.1400 Cr  but monthly expenditure is around Rs.2400 Cr. BSNL monthly Gross Salary Commitment is Rs.1350 Cr. (Net salary is Rs.850 Cr. and Deductions/recoveries is Rs.400 Cr.) Monthly Interest payable to Banks for the Loans availed is Rs.200 Cr. In addition to that Quarterly payment of Principle and interest payable to Banks towards the Loans obtained is about to Rs.450 Cr. to 650 Cr. Monthly, TDS (Income Tax) Payable is Rs.150 Cr. Monthly and GST Payable is Rs.200 Cr.

 

Com. GS told that the deficit of Rs.1000 Cr. is prevailing in BSNL for each and every month. He further hope that as per the discussion had with the CMD, the financial condition of BSNL will improve soon and we have to utilize the available resources viz, Core Telecom Network and generate the maximum Revenue. Only 13000 Towers were leased with other TSPs out of 70,000 BSNL Towers. We can earn at least Annual revenue to the tune of Rs.2500 Cr from leasing out of remaining Towers. Out of 8 Lakh Km. OFC Route, 20% can be utilized for sharing and we will get revenue of Rs.1500 Cr. annually from this front. Through Leasing out of Buildings/Assets also, we can earn Rs.1000 Cr. annually which now we are earning only Rs.160 Cr. BSNL Annual Salary Expenditure will be reduced from Rs.14,500 Cr to Rs.7000 Cr. Through moderate tariff increase also BSNL will get further revenue. CMD explained that by this way BSNL will get another Rs.12,500Cr additional Annual revenue and manage the deficit between the Annual Revenue and Expenditure. 

 

He further explained about the problems faced by the BSNL Management for the immediate launching of 4G and mentioned the assurance given by the CMD for the launching of the same during March 2020. Com GS hoped that within 2 years BSNL will definitely gain its original  pristine glory.

 

GS specifically mentioned that we will leave no stone unturned for the betterment and further growth of our AIBSNLEA and BSNL and he appealed to the Executives to come forward, work together and strive hard to meet the Challenges in the days to come. 

At the end of his address, Com. GS congratulated AIBSNLEA, Himachal Pradesh Circle for the successful conduct of the 3rd CEC at Manali.

 

Shri Rajendra Dhiman, FS, HP Circle delivered the vote of thanks.

Anchoring was done by Shri Rajendra Kumar SDE Hamirpur and Smt. Chandra Kiran, AO Solan  in an efficient and disciplined manner.

 

The Hall during the entire meeting was Jam Packed with mammoth gathering. 

 

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30.01.2020:AIBSNLEA  extended  its  sincere thanks to CMD, BSNL, Director (HR) and all the Board of Directors for approving the Methodology to deal with the currency of Punishment cases of VRS optees beyond 31.1.2020 as per the request of AIBSNLEA.

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30.01.2020: Hearty Congratulations!

Transfer order has been issued to Com. Bhagwan Singh, AGS (HQ) to BSNL Corporate office

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30.01.2020:GS attended the Special General Body meeting of AIBSNLEA Trichy District Tamilnadu Circle on 20-01-2020.

The Special General Body meeting of AIBSNLEA  Trichy District was held on 20.01.2020  at Trichy under the President-ship of  Com K. Abdulsalam.   Com. K.G. Sasikumar , District Secretary honoured the GS Com S. Sivakumar by presenting Shawl. The General Secretary was honoured by our  Members Com P. Somasundaram and Com Jothivel by presenting shawl and thanked him for the timely action in the reversion case of LDCE passed SDEs.

Com. K.G. SasiKumar, DS Trichy in his welcome address  appreciated the General Secretary for his simplicity and accessibility even by any member or a District office bearer at any time when it is required. He thanked for his fastest action in persuasion of each and  every issue and for each and every cadre. He especially thanked for pursuing the reversion case of LDCE passed SDE to JTO in a timely manner which has created the great faith and confidence about AIBSNLEA in the minds of young Graduate Engineers. He thanked for sparing his precious time to address the grievance of the members in this crucial period where VRS is about to take place. He also expressed his confidence that under the leadership of General Secretary Com S.Sivakumar,  AIBSNLEA  will flourish and always safe guard the interest of the  members. He further mentioned  that all our members will   extend fullest cooperation in the betterment of BSNL at this juncture where we are going to face challenges in this tough competitive environment. The District Secretary appreciated   the active and fullest  presence  of General Secretary   in the Corporate Office and  addressing all the issues and grievances dynamically in timely manner.

Com S.Kamaraj, ACS ,Tamilnadu Circle in his elaborated speech narrated how the employees have taken a decision to opt for VRS. He told most of the employees opted for VRS with heavy heart only. He appealed that the young comrades should come forward and strives hard to revive the BSNL with much more contribution. He expressed his serious concern to take necessary steps for the betterment of BSNL. He further mentioned that BSNL will never diminish and bloom with flying colours soon.

Com Chandrasekar, CWC member in his precise speech explained that the need of the hour is BSNL has  to revive.  He expressed his confidence on our General Secretary and mentioned that he always takes all the issues in right time with the BSNL Management. He also told that the Veteran Leader Com S.Sivakumar is the man behind in the amalgamation of various leaders in the United Forum.

Com S.Sivakumar, General Secretary in his address briefed about the activities of the CHQ, regarding VRS, Revival Plan of BSNL,  various Agitational Programs conducted by the AUAB for the Revival of BSNL, other HR issues, various Court cases and its present status etc.,  He also briefed about the actions taken by the CHQ through the meetings with various officers of BSNL, DoT and various Ministries, Hon’ble MOC, Hon’ble MOS for finance directly related to BSNL Revival, Financial support and issue related to VRS. He further mentioned that AIBSNLEA has also written letters to Hon’ble Prime Minister, and Hon’ble Finance Minister requesting to extend Financial Support to State owned BSNL, immediate Revival of BSNL, Allotment of 4G Spectrum on free of cost, Refund of money which has been taken through various Taxes, excess payment of Pension Contribution, compensation of Rs.19,000 Crores for maintenance expenditure of loss making Rural Exchanges and payment of USOF/ ADC Charges in the form of Rural Deficit Charges for the services provided by BSNL in the LWE/NE/Rural/Far flung/Tribal/Hilly areas and implementation of 3rd PRC to BSNL Employees.

He further mentioned that for the last two years BSNL Unions and Associations conducted series of Struggles individually and jointly demanding implementation of 3rd PRC and settlement of other issues. But in due course the main focus of the AUAB has turned in to Revival of BSNL, Approval of Land Monetization, Bank Loans/Financial Assistance to BSNL Finally the demand of AUAB for allotment of 4G spectrum on free of cost, Land monetization for meeting the OPEX and CAPEX and Financial assistance for BSNL are approved by the Union Cabinet on 23.10.2019. VRS to BSNL employees is also one of the proposals of Revival Plan approved by the Union Cabinet. AUAB demand of payment of Ex-Gratia to the VRS optees by the Govt. from Budgetary support instead of raising Bonds by BSNL has also been accepted finally.

He explained about the details of discussion with the Management, Restructuring Committee and  Consultant Deloitee regarding proposed Road Map for Man Power Planning, Restructuring of BSNL, and maintenance of vast BSNL Net work in the Post VRS  fault free. He narrated about the BSNL’s presence and Services extended in the of National disaster like Tsunami, Floods, Torrential rain  etc.,  He further mentioned  that BSNL has shown keen interest and given top priority for extending Services to the esteemed Customers ignoring the expenditure incurred during the Natural Calamities. He further mentioned  that  BSNL is the only TSP  providing Services  in  LWE/ Far flung /Rural/Tribal/Hilly/NE-I/NE-II areas,  and  incurring huge expenditure including Spectrum charges towards the  Transponders for Radio Spectrum.  But no compensation was given by the Govt/DoT for the services provided in these areas. He explained that till 2010 BSNL was in Profit. He  explained  that BSNL continuous  losses was not only due to Salary expenditure of the employees but due  to withdrawal of Access Deficit charges and IUC  to the tune of Rs.4000 Cr  per Annum  by the Govt. from 2011 onwards against agreed Policies.  He further mentioned that the entry of JIO during Sep-2016 and prevailing Telecom Sectors low tariffs also one of the reason for the loss of BSNL.  BSNL is the Strategic Sector which is always serving for the National interest and safeguard the interest of common people and the Nation.

He mentioned that AIBSNLEA requested the Honble MOC during the meeting with the All Unions and Associations Leaders of BSNL on 4.11.2019 for consideration of full neutralization of IDA 119.5% with the existing Basic Pay w.e.f. from 1.1.2017 till 3rd PRC is implemented in BSNL.  AIBSNLEA also submitted a memorandum in this regard to the Honble MOSC. He further mentioned that AIBSNLEA has sought various clarifications from the Secretary (T) and CMD BSNL regarding VRS-2019. AIBSNLEA has also written a letter to the Honble Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Ji to increase the ceiling limit for the exemption of Income Tax from Rs.5 Lakh to 50 Lakh.

He also told provisional pension will be paid to the VRS optees on the basis of the LPC and Leave encashment will be settled. He also informed the House about the assurance given by the CMD to settle all the outstanding deductions including salary will be paid before 31.1.2020 to the VRS optees. He told that BSNL Management is trying their best for the arrangement of loans  from banks to settle the outstanding  payment/bills in respect of employees/Vendors/Contractual Labourers. He hoped that the Financial Stability of BSNL will improve and the pending wages of Contractual Labours/Vendors bills will be paid probably by Feb 2020 as committed by the Management..

He mentioned  that the daily collection is  around 40 Cr to 45 Cr  but monthly expenditure is about 2400 Cr. He told that the deficit of 1000 Cr is prevailing in BSNL for each and every month. He hoped that as per the discussion had with the CMD BSNL, financial condition of BSNL will improve soon.  CMD BSNL mentioned that we have to utilize the available resources viz, Core Telecom Network and generate the maximum Revenue. Only 13000 Towers were leased with other TSPs out of 70,000 BSNL Towers. We can earn at least Annual revenue to the tune of Rs.2500 Cr from leasing out of remaining Towers. Out of 8 Lakh Kms OFC Route, 20% can be utilized for sharing and we will get revenue of Rs.1500 Cr. annually from this front. Through Leasing out of Buildings/Assets also, we can earn Rs.1000 Cr. Annually. BSNL Annual Salary Expenditure will be reduced from Rs.14,500 Cr to Rs.7000 Cr. After VRS. Through  moderate tariff increase also, BSNL will get further revenue. CMD explained that by this way BSNL will get another Rs.12,500Cr. additional Annual revenue and manage the deficit between the Annual Revenue and Expenditure. Hence we will hope that BSNL will earn operating profit and regain its original glory within a year which was assured by our CMD

He explained  in detail about the  status of various Court cases and Promotions in the cadre of JT.GM)/DGM(T)/DE/SDE/CAO/PS and Civil/Electrical/Factory/Architect wings He also mentioned that reversion case of LDCE passed SDE to JTO has been addressed by our association and is in progress.

He expressed his serious concern for the maintenance of Primary cables and the need for outsourcing the maintenance activity. He also explained that if only Secondary cables are given for outsourcing maintenance  then it is very much difficult to isolate  the fault  i.e.,  whether it is in Primary cables or in Secondary cables. He expressed his concern in security of giving AMC for MDF as this is very much vital. AMC charges for MPLS VPN equipments have to be reduced as per the requirement in most possible ways.

He explained about the problems faced by the BSNL Management for the immediate launching  of 4G spectrum and assurance given by the CMD for the launching of the same during March 2020. He further hoped that BSNL will earn operating profit and regain its original glory within a year which was assured by our CMD.

He also told that our association will insist for the 100% IDA merger as on 1.1.2007 till such time 3rd PRC is implemented in BSNL to motivate the prevailing employees who are going to elevate BSNL to greater heights. He also told provisional pension will be paid to the VRS optees.

He assured  that AIBSNLEA will strive hard for the betterment of BSNL and for the betterment of the employees and always safe guard the interest of the Executives.

Com. Rengaprasad delivered vote of thanks. He mentioned that the General Secretary’s speech given confidence just like a light at the end of the tunnel to all the members who attended the meeting. <<<Click here for glimpses>>>>

29.01.2020: GS Writes to

 

(1) Shri. P.K.Purwar, CMD, BSNL regarding   Non standardized installation at CLS, New Telephone Exchange Port Blair.       <<<Click here for letter>>>

 

(2) Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding  request for Withdrawal of option for Pay fixation on the date of Next Increment in  Executives Promotion Policy.    <<<Click here for letter>>>

29.01.2020: FR 22 (I) (a) (1) Pay Fixation case in respect of erstwhile Officiating JTOs vide  O.A/100/892/2016  came up for hearing  today (29.1.2020)  in the  Hon’ble PB CAT, New Delhi. Due to paucity of time,  the case could not be heared  and posted  for  next  hearing  on 04.02.2020. GS, attended the  Hon’ble  PB CAT, Delhi today.

29.01.2020: BSNL Corporate office issued Order
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a) Breads (BSNL Retired Employee Associate Distributor Sales) Policy, 2020 under CM-S&D policy.<<<Click here for letter>>>

28.01.2020: Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board.

GS, AGS and Adviser (HQ) met Director (HR) BSNL Board today on 28.1.2020 and discussed the following. Sr.GM (Estt.), DGM (Pers-Sr.Mgt), DGM (Estt)  and DGM (Vig) were also present in the meeting.

1.  Early issuance of DET to DGM (T) promotion orders:  We expressed our serious concern for non issuance of DET to DGM (T) Promotions.  Director (HR) after taking the latest feedback from Pers. Officers mentioned that after discussing with the CMD BSNL 100% efforts will be taken in this regard.

2.  DGM (Regular) to Jt.GM promotion: Director (HR) mentioned that the CPC work is completed. After getting approval from the Competent Authority orders will be issued .

3.  To review the decision for the reversion of SDEs to JTOs: We requested Director (HR) to review the decision for reversion of about 30 SDEs of 2001 recruited JTO batch promoted through LDCE 2007 passed and not to oppose the Review Petition filed in the Hon’ble Madras High Court against the reversion of SDE(T). After taking feedback and detailed discussion with Legal Team and PGM (Pers) Director (HR) mentioned that he will further discuss with the Legal Team. We pleaded that the case will be reviewed sympathetically and will be revisited w.r.to the Stay order granted by the Hon’ble CAT, Madras on reversion and as per SDE-RR Column 12, Clause 5.

4.  Casting of SDE seniority list No.9 for DE(T ) Promotions: We requested for the early issuance of list No 9 of SDE Seniority list. In this regard, we suggested that the provisional Seniority should be prepared as per the judgment pronounced by Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, dated 25.08.2009, upheld by the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana and also by the Apex Court (3 Judges Bench) on the basis of date of joining i.e., in respect of SDEs promoted up to 28.08.2015. The matter was discussed in detail and  the Director (HR) mentioned that he has already given directions to Pers. Branch that the provisional Seniority list may be prepared accordingly and w.r.to  the AIBSNLEA  Letter dated 9.1.2020 to avoid any further litigation in the matter.

5.  Immediate conduct of CPC in all Streams: We expressed our serious concern for the non-filling of vacant posts in various Disciplines. Director (HR) mentioned that after the approval of restructuring Plan, CPCs will be conducted in all the Disciplines.

6.  Review the decision of CVO for withholding the VC: We informed Director (HR) that CVO office recently (after closing the window for VRS-2019 i.e., 03.12.2019) issued contrary instructions vide letter dated 13.12.2019 deviating from their own earlier instructions vide letter dated 05.07.2018 issued as per DOP&PW OM. We requested that the orders issued by the CVO vide letter dated 13.12.2019 regarding withholding the VCs for VRS optees against whom Personal Court Case (other than Departmental) is to be withdrawn since the order is violating the existing DOP&PW instructions otherwise VRS Option for such employees should not be accepted. Director (HR) discussed the matter with the Vigilance Team and Sr.GM (Estt.) and mentioned that the Vigilance wing is opined that the order is not applicable to VRS. But after detailed discussions Dir(HR) assured that it will be referred to DoT for further clarifications.

7.  Retention of Staff Quarters by the VRS optees upto the date of their normal retirement (60 years):-We requested that the retirees under VRS may be allowed to retain the staff quarters till they attain the age of Superannuation (60 years). Director (HR) mentioned that decision has already been taken in the M.C and it is not possible to retain the quarters for more than the prescribed time limit of 8 months.

8. Settlement of dues recovered from Salary of VRS optees before31.1.2020:   We brought to the   notice of the Director (HR) about the instructions issued by BSNL CO to the Circles vide Lr. No. 1-22/2019-PAT (BSNL) dt.17.01.2020 with the directions to the employees who are retiring VRS to settle the dues / loans and advances and to obtain NOC from Banks and Co-operative Societies before 7.2.2020. We explained to the Director (HR) that the dues recovered from the Salary of the Employees towards MoU Bank Loans have been remitted to the concerned Banks upto November 2019 and recoveries of Dec-2019 & Jan-2020 are yet to be remitted. The dues recovered from the Salary of the Employees towards Society/Welfare loans and advances have not been remitted from May 2019 onwards and during the past one year, the Bank EMI recovered from the salary have been remitted belatedly to the concerned Banks for which penal interest is being charged by the Banks and the employees are compelled to bear the same. As per MoU, no interest shall be levied to Employees for the belated payments. Even if interest is due the same shall have to be borne by the BSNL and not by the employees, as there was no fault on their part. We requested Director (HR) to make immediate arrangements to remit the amount recovered from the salary of employees to the concerned Banks/Societies so as to enable the employees to settle their loan account / obtain No Due Certificate on or before 07.02.2020. After detailed discussion with the Sr.GM (Estt) and Director (Finance), Director (HR) assured that the issue will be discussed with Director (Finance) tomorrow for early solution.

9.Withdrawal of option for fixation of Pay on the date of next increment: We requested Director(HR) to consider the withdrawal of option for fixation of Pay on the date of next increment as one time measure and allow them to give the fresh option to fix their Pay from the date of promotion under EPP ie. from 1.10/1.12.2019 vide AIBSNLEA Lr. dated 18.11.2019 and as per DOP&T order dated 25.2.2003 i.e. due to  unforeseen  developments. Arrange to get released the overdue payment

28.01.2020: GS attended the 6th CEC Meeting of the AIBSNLEA, Kerala Circle held at Ernakulam on 18.01.2020

Sixth Circle Executive Committee Meeting of AIBSNLEA Kerala Circle was held  at HOTEL ABAD PLAZA , MG Road  Ernakulam on 18.01.2020 under the President-ship of Com.Vijayakumar, Circle President. DS, Ernakulam welcomed the gathering.

Com. Shaji, CS, Kerala, in his address appreciated the role of AIBSNLEA  CHQ in uniting all the Associations and Unions under the umbrella of AUAB and elaborated the pending issues to be settled like the erroneous pay fixation of erstwhile O-JTOs in   the light of the latest  Corporate office letter No Ltr  No : 3-2/2010/2019/Estt-IV dated 21-11-2019  and the latest clarification letter  NO.3-8/2010/2019/Estt-IV New Delhi Dated 09-01-2020 from BSNL CO  New Delhi ,  HR integration of finance wing of Kerala Circle with HR wing under GM (HR/Admn) without any clarity of procedures to be followed  etc.,  He thanked the CHQ  for inclusion of suggestions given by the Kerala Circle in the discussion had with the BSNL Management and Consultant M/s Deloitte regarding proposed Road Map for Man Power Planning, Restructuring of BSNL, and maintenance of vast BSNL Net work fault free in the Post VRS.

Com. Pushparajan, AFS/CHQ  and Com.Krishnamohan, Adviser/CHQ also addressed the CEC. All the District Secretaries have actively participated in the discussions and expressed their concern about the future of BSNL and young BSNL recruited Executives.

GS, AIBSNLEA and Dynamic Leader Com.Sivakumar addressed the house on the Pre/Post VRS scenarios of BSNL and explained the road map of BSNL revival. He narrated AIBSNLEA’s relentless efforts at CHQ level for the betterment of BSNL service and to settle down HR issues very favourable to executives.

 GS explained about the HR issues in detail and the current status of Promotions in the cadre of DGM(T), SDE, PA/PS, AO to CAO, Electrical/Civil/Telecom Factory & Architect wings and DGM(T) Review DPC due to Rule 206, FR 22(I)(a)(1) Pay Fixation Court cases/ Pay Recovery in respect of Ex. Officiating JTOs, Status of the Additional Increment under EPP  Case, 30% SAB, Scrapping of MTRR, Pay anomaly  in r/o Electrical/Civil/Architect wing JTOs  etc., and our stand on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and he further mentioned that due to consistent efforts of AIBNLEA only 13000 Promotion orders issued for various disciplines and assured that AIBSNLEA will always safe guard the interest of the Executives.

  He further explained about the below mentioned issues discussed by the AIBSNLEA in the scheduled Agenda meeting held on 09.01.2020 with the Director(HR) BSNL Board in the presence of concerned GMs in Corporate Office.

1. To review the decision for reversion of about 30 SDEs of 2001 recruited JTO batch promoted through LDCE 2007 passed and not to oppose the Review Petition filed in the Hon’ble Madras High Court against the reversion of SDE(T). Director (HR) assured the case will be reviewed sympathetically and will be revisited w.r.t., the Stay order from the Hon’ble Court on reversion and as per SDE-RR Column 12, Clause 5.

 2. Withdrawal of ambiguous CDR IPMS Score Card for CFA Segment.

 3. Review the decision of CVO for withholding the VC for VRS optees against whom Personal Court Case (other than Departmental) is to be withdrawn since the order is violating the existing DOP&PW instructions otherwise VRS Option for such employees should not be accepted. Director (HR) discussed the matter with the Vigilance Team and Sr.GM (Estt.) and mentioned that it will be discussed and decided in MC meeting.

4.  We strongly protested against the withdrawal of the Cash award of Rs.3001/- under welfare scheme given to each employee on retirement. Director (HR) mentioned that a considerable amount is involved on this measure. We suggested some alternative arrangement like recharge coupons equal to that amount. CMD appreciated our suggestion and agreed to look into the alternative for Gift STV of Rs.1699 Annual Plan instead of Cash Award.

 5. We requested to consider relaxation in marks in respect of JTO LICE held on 26.05.2019 due to 22 out of Syllabus Questions resulting in poor Pass percentage and render justice to the affected Candidates. Director (HR) after gone through our letter written in this regard assured to look into.

   6. Immediate Promotions to all the Grades and Streams considering the Post-VRS Scenario: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Grades in many places vacant posts to be filled up immediately to maintain the BSNL Vast Network fault free. We pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Scales through TBU under EPP than their Substantive Post, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. We strongly opposed any local Look-after arrangements. Director (HR) mentioned to look into the matter as per requirement.

    7. Casting of SDE (T) Seniority List no.9 as per the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT order i.e., on the basis of Date of Joining.

He mentioned about the letter given to the Secretary (Telecom) regarding the allotment of USOF Projects to BSNL on Nomination Basis and the discussion regarding this matter with Secretary (T) on 03.01.2020.  

He mentioned that for the last two years BSNL Unions and Associations conducted series of struggles individually and jointly demanding implementation of 3rd PRC and settlement of other issues. But in due course the main focus of the AUAB has turned in to Revival of BSNL, Approval of Land Monetization, Bank Loans/Financial Assistance to BSNL. Considering these facts, accepting VRS was a wise decision and hence opted by most of the Employees. Of course, the employees are leaving BSNL with heavy heart, but with fond hope/good intention that BSNL will be revived with the existing employees. He briefed about the recently conducted Central Office bearers/CP/Circle Secretaries meeting held at Delhi and the speech delivered by the CMD BSNL more than a hour and the deliberations took place in the meeting regarding  proposed Road Map for Man Power Planning, Restructuring of BSNL, and maintenance of vast BSNL Net work fault free in the Post VRS. He also explained about the responsibility of the Executives in the post VRS scenario and to work hard to make BSNL viable and profitable.

He explained about the suggestions given by the AIBSNLEA and details of discussion  had with the Management, Restructuring Committee and  Consultant M/s Deloitte regarding proposed Road Map for Man Power Planning, Restructuring of BSNL, and maintenance of vast BSNL Net work fault free in the Post VRS. Focus was given on short term measures, i.e., how we can maintain our vast Telecom Network from 01.02.2020 with the reduced staff strength and available resources in the post-VRS Scenario. We have categorically told that Restructuring Plan and Man power Plan should be implemented simultaneously so as to maintain our vast Telecom Network, OFC and Telephone Exchanges fault free. Post VRS deployment of Executives to the field units should be smooth with barest minimum disturbance and the deployment to the field units should be completed at the earliest i.e., before second week of Jan., 2020 so that the newly posted Executives will get some time to familiarize with the System and Network as well as to maintain the Telecom Network fault free. Administrative Offices should be manned with minimum Executives having sufficient field exposure. The Services of the experts, well experienced and skilled employees going on VRS can be availed on contract basis. The office as well as field work is going to be affected badly due to reduction in staff strength in lieu of VRS-2019 which need to be arranged with the remaining work force as well as outsourcing with minimum expenditure so that the curtailment in employee cost may not increase the O&M expenditureWe explained about the shortage in DGM (T), DGM (Fin), CAO/AGM, JTO and TT cadres that will have impact after the VRS.

We also presented our views regarding merger of SSAs and Circles, drawback of present BA structure, Maintenance of CSC and Ccustomer relations, Manpower requirement, Marketing, Sales & Distribution Policy, motivation of staff etc., and also suggested that  downsizing of SSAs should be based on the Assets, Revenue, DELs and Geographical Area with full powers to the TDMs and TDEs.

He told that the deficit of 1000 Cr. is prevailing in BSNL for each and every month. He further hope that as per the discussion has with the CMD the financial condition of BSNL will improve soon CMD BSNL mentioned that we have to utilize the available resources viz, Core Telecom Network and generate the maximum Revenue. Only 13000 Towers were leased with other TSPs out of 70,000 BSNL Towers. We can earn at least Annual revenue to the tune of Rs.2500 Cr from leasing out of remaining Towers. Out of 8 Lakh OFC Route, 20% can be utilized for sharing and we will get revenue of Rs.1500 Cr. annually from this front. Through Leasing out of Buildings/Assets also, we can earn Rs.1000 Cr. annually which now we are earning only Rs.160 Cr. BSNL Annual Salary Expenditure will be reduced from Rs.14,500 Cr to Rs.7000 Cr.Through  Moderate tariff increase also BSNL will get further revenue.CMD explained that by this way BSNL will get another Rs.12,500Cr. additional Annual revenue and manage the deficit between the Annual Revenue and Expenditure. He further hoped that BSNL will earn operating profit and regain its original glory within a year which was assured by our CMD

He explained about the problems faced by the BSNL Management for the immediate launching  of 4G spectrum and assurance given by the CMD for the launching of the same during March 2020.

He mentioned that AIBSNLEA requested the Honble MOC during the meeting with the All Unions and Associations Leaders of BSNL on 4.11.2019 for consideration of full neutralization of IDA 119.5% with the existing Basic Pay w.e.f. from 1.1.2017 till 3rd PRC is implemented in BSNL.  AIBSNLEA also submitted a memorandum in this regard to the Honble MOSC. He further mentioned that AIBSNLEA has sought various clarifications from the Secretary (T) and CMD BSNL regarding VRS-2019. AIBSNLEA has also written a letter to the Honble Smt.NirmalaSitaraman Ji to increase the ceiling limit for the exemption of Income Tax from Rs.5 Lakh to 50 Lakh.

He also told provisional pension will be paid to the VRS optees on the basis of the LPC and Leave encashment will be settled. He also informed the House about the assurance given by the CMD to settle all the outstanding deductions including salary will be paid before 31.1.2020 to the VRS optees.

He has made it clear that AIBSNLEA will keep up its identity and to continue to work to safeguard the interest of all the Executives and requested the Executives to  work hard to face the challenges and make BSNL viable and profitable.

Com.Krishnan KR DGM Retired from TCR BA , one of the strong pillars in the formation and development of AIBSNLEA has been honoured by presenting Shawl and memento.

A delicious  lunch was provided to the participants. The meeting came to an end with the vote of thanks by the District President, Ernakulam.

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24.01.2020: GS attended the 6th CEC Meeting of the AIBSNLEA Tamil Nadu Circle held at Coimbatore on 11.01.2020

 Sixth Circle Executive Committee Meeting of AIBSNLEA TN Circle was held at Coimbatore on 11.01.2020 under the president-ship of Com. P. Tamil Selvam, CP & Com. P. Mohan, CVP. Com. Velusamy, Circle Org. Secretary welcomed the gathering. After remembering the martyrs, the CEC proceedings started by 1030 hours. Almost all the District Secretaries and most of the Circle OBs were present in the CEC.

Circle Secretary Com. C.Duraiarasan has placed the report of the CS and explained the back ground of the Cabinet approval of Revival Package /VRS-2019 Plan. The merits and demerits of the same are detailed by him. He recalled the extract the Circle Secretary report regarding VRS during the IV-CEC held at Thanjavur on 24.03.2019 “Any responsible Trade Union or Association cannot demand for VRS also. But if it is implemented with a good package, at that time we may not oppose vehemently but we can demand some additional benefits to the employees. That also we can accept if the Govt./ DoT assures implementation of 3rd  PRC and also revival of BSNL is linked. If VRS is offered as a bailout package by the Govt. for revival of BSNL and the payment of benefits are borne by the Govt. we may accept VRS as a win-win package both for BSNL and its Employees”. For the last two years BSNL Unions and Associations conducted series of struggles individually and jointly demanding implementation of 3rd PRC and settlement of other issues. But in due course the main focus of the AUAB has turned in to Revival of BSNL, Approval of Land Monetization, Bank Loans/Financial Assistance to BSNL. Considering these facts, accepting VRS was a wise decision and hence opted by most of the Employees. Of course, the employees are leaving BSNL with heavy heart, but with fond hope/good intention that BSNL will be revived with the existing employees. He also explained about the responsibility of the Executives in the post VRS scenario and to work hard to make BSNL viable and profitable.

All the District Secretaries and Circle Office Bearers have actively participated in the discussions on the agenda points. The younger District Secretaries have expressed their concern about the future of BSNL and young BSNL recruited Executives.

 

Com. R.Guruprasad, CHQ Adviser has clearly explained that by accepting VRS, the employees are helping BSNL to revive and giving chance to the remaining employees a better future in BSNL.

Com. R.N.Chhabra Finance Secretary of CHQ addressed and graced the occasion. He has appreciated that our GS is working overtime in the interest of our Association and justifying the selection as General Secretary of our beloved Association unanimously in the 6th AIC held at Vijayawada. He is taking up the issues of all cadres with the Management in the appropriate time at all levels.

Com. S.Sivakumar, General Secretary has appreciated the systematic functioning of the TN Circle Association and conducting CEC meetings at regular intervals. He explained in detail about the current issues and post VRS scenario in BSNL. He appreciated and remembered the yeomen service rendered by Com. C.Duraiarasan, O.S.(South-CHQ) & CS Tamil Nadu, Com. Arumugam, CWC Member, Com. Guruprasad, CHQ Advisor and Com. Kamaraj, ACS in various capacities in the NFTE, AFSOA & AIBSNLEA for more than 30 years to the erstwhile DoT and BSNL Employees.

He has cleared all the doubts prevailing in the minds of the executives about the revival of BSNL and the future of BSNL and AIBSNLEA. General Secretary in his address briefed about the activities of the CHQ, regarding VRS, Revival Plan of BSNL,  Various Agitational Programs conducted by the AUAB for the Revival of BSNL, other HR issues, various Court cases and its present status etc.,  He also briefed about the actions taken by the CHQ through the meetings with various officers of BSNL, DoT and various Ministries, Honble MOC, Honble MOS for Finance directly related to BSNL Revival, Financial support and issues related to VRS. He further mentioned that AIBSNLEA CHQ has also written letters to Honble Prime Minister of India, and Honble Finance Minister requesting to extend Financial Support to State owned BSNL, immediate Revival of BSNL, Allotment of 4G Spectrum on free of cost, Refund of money which has been taken through various Taxes, excess payment of Pension Contribution, compensation of Rs.19,000 Crores for maintenance expenditure of loss making Rural Exchanges and payment of USOF/ ADC Charges in the form of Rural Deficit Charges for the services provided by BSNL in the LWE/NE/Rural/Far flung/Tribal/Hilly areas and implementation of 3rd PRC to BSNL Employees.

Finally the demand of AUAB for allotment of 4G spectrum on free of cost, Land Monetization for meeting the OPEX and CAPEX and Financial assistance for BSNL are approved by the Union Cabinet on 23.10.2019. VRS to BSNL employees is also one of the proposals of Revival Plan approved by the Union Cabinet. AUAB demand of payment of Ex-Gratia to the VRS optees by the Govt. from Budgetary support instead of raising Bonds by BSNL has also been accepted finally.

He explained about the suggestions given by the AIBSNLEA and details of discussion  had with the Management, Restructuring Committee and  Consultant M/s Deloitte regarding proposed Road Map for Man Power Planning, Restructuring of BSNL, and maintenance of vast BSNL Net work fault free in the Post VRS. Focus was given on short term measures, i.e., how we can maintain our vast Telecom Network from 01.02.2020 with the reduced staff strength and available resources in the post-VRS Scenario. We have categorically told that Restructuring Plan and Man power Plan should be implemented simultaneously so as to maintain our vast Telecom Network, OFC and Telephone Exchanges fault free. Post VRS deployment of Executives to the field units should be smooth with barest minimum disturbance and the deployment to the field units should be completed at the earliest i.e., before second week of Jan., 2020 so that the newly posted Executives will get some time to familiarize with the System and Network as well as to maintain the Telecom Network fault free. Administrative Offices should be manned with minimum Executives having sufficient field exposure. The Services of the experts, well experienced and skilled employees going on VRS can be availed on contract basis. The office as well as field work is going to be affected badly due to reduction in staff strength in lieu of VRS-2019 which need to be arranged with the remaining work force as well as outsourcing with minimum expenditure so that the curtailment in employee cost may not increase the O&M expenditureWe explained about the shortage in DGM (T), DGM (Fin), CAO/AGM, JTO and TT cadres that will have impact after the VRS.

 

We also presented our views regarding merger of SSAs and Circles, drawback of present BA structure, Maintenance of CSC and Ccustomer relations, Manpower requirement, Marketing, Sales & Distribution Policy, motivation of staff etc., and also suggested that  downsizing of SSAs should be based on the Assets, Revenue, DELs and Geographical Area with full powers to the TDMs and TDEs.

 

GS explained about the HR issues in detail- the current status of Promotions in the cadre of DGM(T), SDE, PA/PS, AO to CAO, Electrical/Civil/Telecom Factory & Architect wings and DGM(T) Review DPC due to Rule 206, FR 22(I)(a)(1) Pay Fixation Court cases/ Pay Recovery in respect of Ex. Officiating JTOs, Status of the Additional Increment under EPP  Case, 30% SAB, Scrapping of MTRR, Pay anomaly  in r/o Electrical/Civil/Architect wing JTOs  etc., and our stand on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and he further mentioned that due to consistent efforts of AIBNLEA only 13000 Promotion orders issued for various disciplines and assured that AIBSNLEA will always safe guard the interest of the Executives.

He further explained about the below mentioned issues discussed by the AIBSNLEA in the scheduled Agenda meeting held on 09.01.2020 with the Director(HR) BSNL Board in the presence of concerned GMs in Corporate Office.

1. To review the decision for reversion of about 30 SDEs of 2001 recruited JTO batch promoted through LDCE 2007 passed and not to oppose the Review Petition filed in the Hon’ble Madras High Court against the reversion of SDE(T). Director (HR) assured the case will be reviewed sympathetically and will be revisited w.r.t., the Stay order from the Hon’ble Court on reversion and as per SDE-RR Column 12, Clause 5.

 2. Withdrawal of ambiguous CDR IPMS Score Card for CFA Segment.

 3. Review the decision of CVO for withholding the VC for VRS optees against whom Personal Court Case (other than Departmental) is to be withdrawn since the order is violating the existing DOP&PW instructions otherwise VRS Option for such employees should not be accepted. Director (HR) discussed the matter with the Vigilance Team and Sr.GM (Estt.) and mentioned that it will be discussed and decided in MC meeting.

4.  We strongly protested against the withdrawal of the Cash award of Rs.3001/- under welfare scheme given to each employee on retirement. Director (HR) mentioned that a considerable amount is involved on this measure. We suggested some alternative arrangement like recharge coupons equal to that amount. CMD appreciated our suggestion and agreed to look into the alternative for Gift STV of Rs.1699 Annual Plan instead of Cash Award.

 5. We requested to consider relaxation in marks in respect of JTO LICE held on 26.05.2019 due to 22 out of Syllabus Questions resulting in poor Pass percentage and render justice to the affected Candidates. Director (HR) after gone through our letter written in this regard assured to look into.

6. Immediate Promotions to all the Grades and Streams considering the Post-VRS Scenario: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Grades in many places vacant posts to be filled up immediately to maintain the BSNL Vast Network fault free. We pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Scales through TBU under EPP than their Substantive Post, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. We strongly opposed any local Look-after arrangements. Director (HR) mentioned to look into the matter as per requirement.

7. Casting of SDE (T) Seniority List no.9 as per the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT order i.e., on the basis of Date of Joining.

He mentioned about the letter given to the Secretary (Telecom) regarding the allotment of USOF Projects to BSNL on Nomination Basis and the discussion regarding this matter with Secretary (T) on 03.01.2020.  

He told that AIBSNLEA brought to the notice of the CMD about the difficulties faced by the Executives and various Circles in Post-VRS Scenario in maintaining the Primary Cables since the orders for maintenance of Primary Cable for outsourcing has not been issued by the Corporate Office. CMD BSNL mentioned that due to the developmental works going on in various States, the Primary Cable has to be replaced/ maintained frequently by taking the permission from various Local State Govt. Bodies/ Highway Authorities for which the Tenderer may not come forward and our maintenance work will be suffered badly. He further mentioned that AIBSNLEA pleaded with the CMD BSNL that the control of MDF should be within BSNL Staff. CMD BSNL mentioned that our young staff should come forward, grab the important works and take responsibility. CMD further mentioned that due to shortage of staff in post VRS scenario it may not be possible to maintain MDF round the clock by the BSNL Staff. After detail discussion, CMD assured to review the situation after three months.      

      He mentioned that the daily cash collection of BSNL is around  Rs.40 Cr to 45 Cr and total monthly collection is around Rs.1400 Cr  but monthly expenditure is around Rs.2400 Cr. BSNL monthly Gross Salary Commitment is Rs.1350 Cr. (Net salary is Rs.850 Cr. and Deductions/recoveries is Rs.400 Cr.) Monthly Interest payable to Banks for the Loan availed is Rs.200 Cr. In addition to that Quarterly payment of Principle and interest payable to Banks towards the Loan obtained is Rs.350 Cr. Monthly TDS (Income Tax) Payable is Rs.150 Cr. Monthly GST Payable is Rs.250 Cr.

He told that the deficit of 1000 Cr. is prevailing in BSNL for each and every month. He further hope that as per the discussion has with the CMD the financial condition of BSNL will improve soon CMD BSNL mentioned that we have to utilize the available resources viz, Core Telecom Network and generate the maximum Revenue. Only 13000 Towers were leased with other TSPs out of 70,000 BSNL Towers. We can earn at least Annual revenue to the tune of Rs.2500 Cr from leasing out of remaining Towers. Out of 8 Lakh OFC Route, 20% can be utilized for sharing and we will get revenue of Rs.1500 Cr. annually from this front. Through Leasing out of Buildings/Assets also, we can earn Rs.1000 Cr. annually which now we are earning only Rs.160 Cr. BSNL Annual Salary Expenditure will be reduced from Rs.14,500 Cr to Rs.7000 Cr.Through  Moderate tariff increase also BSNL will get further revenue.CMD explained that by this way BSNL will get another Rs.12,500Cr. additional Annual revenue and manage the deficit between the Annual Revenue and Expenditure. He further hoped that BSNL will earn operating profit and regain its original glory within a year which was assured by our CMD

He explained about the problems faced by the BSNL Management for the immediate launching  of 4G spectrum and assurance given by the CMD for the launching of the same during March 2020.

He mentioned that AIBSNLEA requested the Honble MOC during the meeting with the All Unions and Associations Leaders of BSNL on 4.11.2019 for consideration of full neutralization of IDA 119.5% with the existing Basic Pay w.e.f. from 1.1.2017 till 3rd PRC is implemented in BSNL.  AIBSNLEA also submitted a memorandum in this regard to the Honble MOSC.

 

He also told that our association will insist for the 100% IDA merger as on 1.1.2007 till such time 3rd PRC is implemented in BSNL to motivate the prevailing employees who are going to elevate BSNL to greater heights. He further mentioned that AIBSNLEA has sought various clarifications from the Secretary (T) and CMD BSNL regarding VRS-2019. AIBSNLEA has also written a letter to the Honble Smt.NirmalaSitaraman Ji to increase the ceiling limit for the exemption of Income Tax from 5 Lakh to 50 Lakhs.

 

He also told provisional pension will be paid to the VRS optees on the basis of the LPC and Leave encashment will be settled. He also informed the House about the assurance given by the CMD to settle all the outstanding deductions including salary will be paid before 31.1.2020 to the VRS optees .

He has made it clear that AIBSNLEA will keep up its identity and to continue to work to safeguard the interest of all the Executives. GS specifically mentioned that we will leave no stone unturned for the betterment and further growth of our AIBSNLEA and BSNL and he appealed to the Executives to come forward and work together and strive hard to meet the Challenges.  The entire House enthusiastically applauded Genl. Secretary for his initiatives and sincere efforts for the Revival of BSNL.

 Circle Secretary summed up the deliberations and replied all the issues raised by the participants. Important resolutions are passed unanimously and made an appeal to the serving executives to uphold the banner of AIBSNLEA which is the only Association which is working in the interest of all the Executive Cadres.

Com.Kavetti Ranagan DS, CBE and his team has made a very good arrangement for the successful conduct of CEC and served a delicious breakfast and lunch to the participants.

The CEC meeting ended with the vote of thanks by Com.W.V.Ranaganathan, Finance Secretary.

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23.01.2020: GS Writes to Shri. P. K. Purwar CMD, BSNL  regarding  

(a) Retention of the Head Quarters of CGM Core Network Tx-South at Chennai

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(b) Suggestions and Request for not to outsource the OFC Transmission/    Maintenance to maintain the Health and Security of the NLD Network <<<Click here for letter>>>

23.01.2020: BSNL Corporate office issued Orders:-

22.01.2020: BSNL Corporate Office issued revised Timeline for submission of e-APAR <<<Click here for the letter>>>

22.01.2020: Meeting with Director (Finance), BSNL Board:

GS and AGS(F) met Director (Finance) today and discussed regarding disbursement of salary and other outstanding recoveries. Director (Finance) mentioned that BSNL Management is trying their best to settle all the outstanding payments including salary in respect of VRS Optees before 31.01.2020. He further mentioned that due to some queries raised by the Bank authorities there is some delay in sanctioning of loan to BSNL.

22.01.2020: AIBSNLEA demands increase of Income Tax Exemption from Rs. 5 Lakh to 50 lakh in respect of Ex-gratia to BSNL Employees opted for VRS.

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<<<Click here for the letter to MOF>>

<<<Click here for  Memorandum to MOSF >>>

21.01.2020:GS Writes to The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office regarding

(a)  Request for transfer in the cadre of SDE (T) on “Own Cost” from MH Circle to ITPC

(b) Request for transfer in the cadre of SDE (TF) from TF Mumbai to TF Section BSNL CO

<<<Click here for letter>>>

17.01.2020:GS Writes to The Director (HR),BSNL Board regardingNon-Grant of Time Bound Up-gradation in respect of Smt. Kalpana R. Deputy Manager [SDE (Civil)] HR No. 199211538 due with effect from 27.07.2019<<<Click here for letter>>>

16.01.2020:GS Writes to Shri P.K. Purwar CMD BSNL regarding giving promotions to the Executives on regular basis only instead of Look-after arrangement in all the streams immediately to motivate and boost up their Morale due to large number of Executives opted for VRS and lot of vacuum has been created to maintain the Telecom Network fault free and also to maintain the Administrative Offices efficiently.

<<<<Click here for letter>>>

15.01.2020:BSNL CO issued orders regarding Organizational restructuring, Merger of Non-Territorial Circles and Guidelines for Merger

<<Click here for CO BSNL Order>> <<Click here for Annextures>>

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

LOHRI, MAKAR SANKRANTI, MAGH BIHU & PONGAL

TO ONE & ALL

13.01.2020:GS Writes to

1. The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding request for transfer to Home Circle in case of VRS Optee in the cadre of AGM/DE ....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

2. The PGM (Pers),  BSNL Corporate Office regarding rrequest for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Accounts officer <<<<Click here for letter>>>

10.01.2020: Meeting with CMD BSNL: General Secretaries and AGSs of AIBSNLEA and SNEA met CMD BSNL today and had the discussions on the following issues:

·        DGM (T) Promotions: Regarding promotions from DET to DGM (T), we explained about the meeting with Secretary (T) DoT on 01st Jan., and 03rd Jan., 2020 in which Secretary (T) agreed for the promotions for DGM (T) provided it is not creating any Additional Financial Implications. CMD BSNL informed that he had also discussed with Secretary (T) in this regard and trying to do the needful.

·        Clearing of pending dues of recoveries from the Salary of the employees: CMD informed that the payment of the GPF recoveries in respect of VRS optees, about Rs.710 Crore will be released on Monday. Other dues will also be cleared at the earliest.

·        Promotions to fill up vacant posts after VRS: Regarding Promotions, CMD is of the opinion that employees should forget promotions for at least one year and work hard for the Revival of BSNL. Also opined that more merit is to be introduced in promotions in future. We explained the ground realities. Almost all DGM posts in Telecom & Finance Wings as well as AGM & CAOs posts will become vacant after 31.01.2020 and it will become difficult to run BSNL thereafter without filling up these vacant posts on immediate basis. There is stagnation in the Cadres of JTO and SDE and their promotions cannot be delayed. At the time of recruitment of JTOs & JAOs as well as in promotions from JTO to SDE, the competitive examination is available and practically 50% Executives eligible at the time of promotion are from competitive quota only, we explained. CMD BSNL agreed about the shortage in AGM, CAO and DGM posts after post-VRS 2019. 

·        Farewell to the retiring employees: On recognition of the services of the retirees, we requested to restore the amount of Rs 3001/- as it is just a token of appreciation of their past services in BSNL and honour for them. CMD informed his inability due to the cash crunch in BSNL. In that case, we suggested some alternative arrangement like recharge coupons equal to that amount. CMD appreciated our suggestion and agreed to look into the alternative for Gift STV of Rs.1699 Annual Plan instead of Cash Award.

·        Allotment of USOF Projects to BSNL on Nomination Basis: We appraised CMD BSNL about the letter given to the Secretary (Telecom) regarding the allotment of USOF Projects to BSNL on Nomination Basis and the discussion regarding this matter with Secretary (T) on 03.01.2020. CMD BSNL mentioned that we have to do all the Govt. Projects/ USOF Projects and our performance during previous years was very good and we have completed the Govt. Projects within the time frame. However, we feel that if it is given on Nomination Basis, it will be good for BSNL otherwise if we compete through tender, it may not be beneficial for BSNL.  

·        Maintenance of Primary Cables: We further appraised CMD about the difficulties faced by the Executives and various Circles in Post-VRS Scenario in maintaining the Primary Cables since the orders for maintenance of Primary Cable for outsourcing has not been issued by the Corporate Office. CMD BSNL mentioned that due to the developmental works going on in various States, the Primary Cable has to be replaced/ maintained frequently by taking the permission from various Local State Govt. Bodies/ Highway Authorities for which the Tenderer may not come forward and our maintenance work will be suffered badly.

·         Maintenance of MDF: We pleaded with the CMD BSNL that the control of MDF should be within BSNL Staff. CMD BSNL mentioned that our young staff should come forward, grab the important works and take responsibility. CMD further mentioned that due to shortage of staff in post VRS scenario it may not be possible to maintain MDF round the clock by the BSNL Staff. After detail discussion, CMD assured to review the situation after three months.      

10.01.2020:AIBSNLEA Tamil Nadu Circle Comrades met CMD BSNL at Chennai:

Circle Secretary Tamil Nadu Circle and OS (South) CHQ Com. C. Duraiarasan along with the Circle Office Bearers met CMD BSNL Shri P.K. Purwarji during his official visit to Chennai for the Inaugural Ceremony of Submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) Connectivity between Chennai and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (CANI) and Welcomed him by presenting Shawl and Bouquets and submitted a Memorandum regarding some burning issues. CMD BSNL assured to look in to the issues.

<<< Click here for the Memorandum>>><<< Click here for the Photos>>>

10.01.2020:GS Writes to Shri P.K. Purwar CMD BSNL regarding Casting of SDE (T) Seniority List No. 9 <<<<Click here for letter>>>

09.01.2020:Scheduled Agenda Meeting held today with Director (HR) BSNL Board. Sr.GM(Estt.), GM(SR), DGM(Pers-Sr.Mgt), DGM(Pers-Jr.Mgt), and DGM(Vig) were also present in the meeting. On behalf of AIBSNLEA, GS, AGS and FS/CHQ attended the meeting and discussed the following Agenda issues:

1.  Early issuance of DET to DGM (T) promotion orders:  We expressed our serious concern for non- issuance of DET to DGM(T) Promotions.  Director (HR), after taking the latest feedback from Pers. Officers, mentioned that after discussing with the CMD BSNL and Secretary (T)first priority will be given and 100% efforts will be taken in this regard.

2.  Immediate conduct of CPC in respect of DGM (Regular) to Jt.GM: Director(HR) mentioned that the CPC work is in advanced stage. VC and grading of APARs have been called for and it will be completed and orders will be issued shortly.

3.   Immediate Promotions to all the Grades and Streams considering the Post-VRS Scenario:Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Grades in many places vacant poststo be filled up immediately to maintain the BSNL Vast Network fault free. We pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Scales through TBU under EPP than their Substantive Post, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. We strongly opposed any local Look-after arrangements. Director (HR) mentioned to look into the matter as per requirement.

4.   AO to CAO promotion Status Quo Case: Director (HR) mentioned that MA has already been filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Haryana and Punjab at Chandigarh during December, 2019 itself for vacation of the stay in Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh but due to the Winter Vacation of the Court Hearing date not yet pronounced by the Hon’ble High Court. However, he hopes for early hearing since the vacation court already opened on 06th Jan., 2020. We pleaded that the 70 CAOs promoted during Nov., 2018 and posted to other Circles could not join due to the grant of Status Quo by the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh may be allowed to assume charge as CAO in their respective Home Circles since most of them have been opted for VRS. After detailed discussion with the Pers. Team as well as Legal Team he opined that at a distant date it is not advisable to issue any direction for assuming the charge as CAO due to legal complications.

5.  SDE(T) to DET Promotions: We requested for the early issuance of list No 9 of SDE seniority list. In this regard, we suggested that the provisional Seniority should be prepared as per the judgment pronounced by Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, dated 25.08.2009, upheld by the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana and also by the Apex Court (3 Judges Bench) on the basis of date of joining i.e., in respect of SDEs promoted up to 28.08.2015 and also with reference to SDE(T) RR-2002 amended on 08.05.2018. The matter was discussed in detail and it was directed by the Director (HR) to Pers. Team that the provisional seniority list may be prepared accordingly to avoid any further litigation in the matter.

6.   Immediate conduct of CPC in respect of JTO to SDE in Engg., Civil and Elect. Wings etc.,:We expressed our serious concern for the non-filling of vacant posts in various disciplines. Director (HR) mentioned that due to the judgement reserved by Hon’ble CAT Ernakulam and two Review Petitions pending in the Hon’ble Kerala High Court, the JTO to SDE(T)Promotion are kept pending. Director (HR) further mentioned that necessary efforts will be taken for early issuance of promotion orders in respect of remaining disciplines.

7.  Immediate conduct of CPCs in respect of JTO (TF) to SDE (TF), SDE (TF) to AGM (TF) and AGM (TF) to DGM (TF):- We requested Director (HR) for the early conduct of CPCs in respect of filling up of 16 SDE (TF), 5 AGM (TF) and DGMs vacant posts from the eligible Executives. We further mentioned that the CPC work in respect of SDE (TF) promotion is pending with the Pers. Branch for more than 3 months even though Screening Committee report and VCs were received. And in the case of AGM (TF) promotion the CPC work has not yet been started since last one month. Director (HR) immediately directed Pers. Team for the early conduct of pending CPCs for vacant posts and also assured for the early conduct of DGM (TF) CPC.

8.  Immediate release of promotion orders for EE(Civil) to SE(Civil):-We intimated that 51 SE (Civil) have been promoted as CE(Civil)/GM one year back and these51 SE (Civil) posts were vacant in Civil wing for more than One Year to be filled up by conducting CPC at the earliest.We further mentioned that the CPC work is pending in Personnel Branch for more than 3 months for the reasons best known to them. We requested for early issuance of the promotion orders.After detailed discussion, Director (HR) mentioned that it will be looked into on priority and CPC will be conducted against vacant posts soon.

9.   To review the decision for the reversion of SDEs to JTOs:-We requested Director (HR) to review the decision for reversion of about 30 SDEs of 2001 recruited JTO batch promoted through LDCE 2007 passed and not to oppose the Review Petition filed in the Hon’ble Madras High Court against the reversion of SDE(T). After taking feedback and detailed discussion with Pers. Team, Director (HR) mentioned that it is really pathetic situation where executives are getting reversion even after working for more than 10 years on promoted post. The case will be reviewed sympathetically andwill be revisitedw.r.t. the stay order from the Hon’ble Court on reversion and as per SDE-RR Column 12, Clause 5.

10. Withdrawal of ambiguous CDR IPMS Score Card for CFA Segment:-We informed Director (HR) that we observed lot of ambiguities in the CDR IPMS Score Cardintroduced recently in ESS Portalfor CFA Segment viz. 1 It is reflecting in ESS Portal for the executives working in the CFA segment only and not for others. 2For any delay in respect of Indoor faults and Exchange faults/media faults/DSLAM faults/ NOC Bangalore faults/delay in contract Labour’s availability/delay in payments of Electricity bills and non-availability of diesel/ delay in Repair of Power Plant Modules/Delay in Repair of DG /Switch faults/ Non availability of round the Clock staff etc., only CFA Executives are made responsible. 3 Some Banks /Firms /Customers are using our Landline and Broadband as a standby and mainly use Leased Line for their work but NIL CDR/IPDPR will affect the CDR IPMS Sore Card for these CFA Executives. 4 Targets in the CDR IPMS Score Card in ESS Portal are not evenly distributed. 5 Fault rates/Repeat faults/MTRR will enhance in highly developing areas which badly affect the CDR IPMS Score Card etc.We requested such ambiguous CDR IPMS Score Card may be withdrawn immediately to avoid the demoralization, heartburning, demotivation and frustration among the one group of Executives working in CFA Segment.

Director (HR) after patient hearing mentioned that it will be discussed with Director (CFA) and will be sorted out.

11. Review the decision of CVO for withholding the VC:-We informed Director (HR) that CVO office recently (after closing the window for VRS-2019 i.e., 03.12.2019) issued contrary instructions vide letter dated 13.12.2019 deviating from their own earlier instructions vide letter dated 05.07.2018 issued as per DOP&PW OM. We requested that the orders issued by the CVO vide letter dated 13.12.2019 regarding withholding the VCs for VRS optees against whom Personal Court Case (other than Departmental) is to be withdrawn since the order is violating the existing DOP&PW instructions otherwise VRS Option for such employees should not be accepted. Director (HR) discussed the matter with the Vigilance Team and Sr.GM (Estt.) and mentioned that it will be discussed and decided in MC meeting, if necessary.

12. Retention of Staff Quarters by the VRS optees upto the date of their normal   retirement (60 years):-We requested that the retirees under VRS may be allowed to retain the staff quarters till they attain the age of Superannuation (60 years). Director (HR) mentioned that decision has already been taken and it is not possible to retain the quarters for more than the prescribed time limit of 8 months.

13.  Extension of the facility for Service Mobile Connection to VRS Retirees: We requested for the extension ofService Mobile Connection tothe Executives retiring on VRS in addition to the RSTC as they may be frequently contacted for some guidance/official work during the initial teething period of Post-VRS. Director (HR) responded positively and mentioned that it will be discussed and considered.

14.Immunity transfer cases for CHQ Office Bearers: We reiterated to consider the request transfer cases already given to Director (HR) BSNL Board in respect of AIBSNLEA CHQ Office Bearers. Director (HR) directed Pers. Team that all the cases may be considered immediately as per the immunity clause andfacility to AIBSNLEA as the Rules are very clear.

15. Implementation of E-5 to E-6 IDA Pay Scale to DGM (Regular):We appraised Director (HR) that few Senior Executives (DGMs- regular) have not get TBU from E5 Pay Scale to E6IDA Pay Scale under EPP and they have stagnated in E5 Scale since more than 9 years and their juniors are getting E6 Scale. Director (HR) after patient hearing mentioned that we will look into the matter.

16. CAO request transfers in respect of VRS optees: Director (HR) immediately directed DGM (Pers.-SM) to put up all such requests on priority basis. He assured that within a week time orders will be issued.

17.  Withdrawal of Cash Award under welfare scheme in respect of Employees retiring on VRS:We strongly protested against the withdrawal of the Cash award of Rs.3001/- under welfare scheme given to each employee on retirement. Director (HR) mentioned that a considerable amount is involved on this measure. It will be relooked into.

18. Grant of relaxation in Marks to the Candidates appeared in JTO LICE held on 26.05.2019 for Vacancy Year 2017-18: We requested to consider relaxation in marks in respect of JTO LICE held on 26.05.2019 due to 22 out of Syllabus Questions resulting in poor Pass percentage and  render justice to the affected Candidates. Director (HR) after gone through our letter written in this regard, assured to look in to the matter.  

Director (HR) appreciated our concern and assured that HR Team will put best efforts to resolve these issues in positive direction. We thanked Director (HR) and other officers for giving patient hearing and positive response on all the burning issues related to the Executives of BSNL.The meeting lasted for more than 2 hoursand 30 minutes.

09.01.2020:GS Writes to The Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Account officer <<<<Click here for letter>>>

07.01.2020:GS Writes to Shri P.K. Purwar CMD BSNL regarding  request for grant of relaxation in marks to the candidates appeared in the JTO LICE held on 26.05.2019 for the Vacancy Year 2017-18 due to very poor results<<<<Click here for letter>>>

06.01.2020:GS Writes to The Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding  Request for not to take immediate action for implementing the reversion order of SDEs promoted through LDCE 2007 for the vacancy Year 2005-06 till the Hon’ble Madras High Court and Hon’ble Madras CAT Bench takes a final decision in the reversion of the JTOs of 2001 Recruitment year and may decide after the finality of the Review Petitions and examining their eligibility as per the provisions of Schedule 12, Note 5 of the SDE RR-2002 <<<<Click here for letter>>>

03.01.2020:GS Writes to Shri Anshu Prakash,Secretary (Telecom) and Chairman DCC  DoT, Sanchar Bhawan regarding  Request for allotment of USO Fund Projects to BSNL on Nomination Basis and to give a chance to BSNL to fulfill the dream of Hon’ble Prime Minister for the New India. <<<<Click here for letter>>>

(The letter has been duly acknowledged by the print media also. Kindly open the link for clips in Economic Times <<<<Click here for letter>>>)

03.01.2020:Sharing of our views and interaction with the Consultant M/s Deloitte regarding Post-VRS Scenario and Road Map:

M/s Deloitte has been appointed by BSNL Management for giving recommendations in Short Term Measures on continuity of the Services of BSNL keeping in view the downsizing of the Staff in Post-VRS scenario as well as in Long Term Measures. BSNL Management arranged a meeting with the Consultant M/s Deloitte on 03.01.2020 at 16.00 hrs. GS, AGS, FS/CHQ and Advisor HQ had a detailed interaction for more than two hours with the Consultant.

 

Focus was given on short term measures, i.e., how we can maintain our vast Telecom Network from 01.02.2020 with the reduced staff strength and available resources in the post-VRS Scenario. We have categorically told that Restructuring Plan and Man power Plan should be implemented simultaneously so as to maintain our vast Telecom Network, OFC and Telephone Exchanges without fault free. Post VRS deployment of Executives to the field units should be smooth with barest minimum disturbance and the deployment to the field units should be completed at the earliest i.e., before Jan., 2020 Second week so that the newly posted Executives will get some time to familiarize with the System and Network as well as to maintain the Telecom Network fault free. Administrative Offices should be manned with minimum Executives having sufficient field exposure. The Services of the experts, well experienced and skilled employees going on VRS can be availed on contract basis. The office as well as field work is going to be affected badly due to reduction in staff strength in lieu of VRS-2019 which need to be arranged with the remaining work force as well as outsourcing with minimum expenditure so that the curtailment in employee cost may not increase the O&M expenditure. We explained about the shortage in DGM (T), DGM (Fin), CAO/AGM, JTO and TT cadres that will have impact after the VRS.

 

We also presented our views regarding merger of SSAs and Circles, drawback of present BA Structure, Maintenance of CSC and Customer relation, Manpower requirement, motivation of staff etc., and also suggested that  downsizing of SSAs should be based on the Assets, Revenue, Connections and Geographical Area with full powers to the TDMs and TDEs

03.01.2020:BSNL Management invited AIBSNLEA to present our views and interaction with the consultant M/S Deloitte regarding post VRS scenario and road map on 03.01.2020.

03.01.2020:AIBSNLEA CHQ Office Bearers met Secretary (T) and Chairman (DCC) DoT, Member (Finance), Member (T) and other Senior Officers in DoT and greeted them for New Year 2020:

GS, AGS and Auditor/CHQ met today Secretary (T) and Chairman (DCC) DoT, Member (Finance), Member (T) and other Senior Officers in DoT and greeted them for the New Year 2020.

(A) DE to DGM (T) Promotions:- We requested Secretary (T) to allow the DE to DGM (T) promotions in BSNL which was stopped due to the reply given by the Secretary (T) in the meeting held with the Parliamentary Committee. We explained that there is no reservation involved in the JAG promotions as per the existing Rules and all the eligible candidates including about 287 SC/ST candidates are covered in the promotion list. We further mentioned that there is no financial implications in this promotion since most of the officers are stagnated in E-5 Scale/drawing E-6 Scale and more than 70% DEs have opted for VRS and retiring on 31st Jan., 2020 on VRS. After patient hearing Secretary (T) positively responded and mentioned that he will discuss the matter with the CMD and assured for early promotions.

(B) 100% IDA neutralization/ IDA Merger as on 01.01.2017:- We requested Secretary (T) to consider the IDA merger as on 01.01.2017 till such time the 3rd PRC is implemented in BSNL as discussed in the meeting with Hon’ble MOC&IT on 04.11.2019 by the GS AIBSNLEA. Secretary (T) mentioned that at this juncture, it is very difficult to consider the same, however he assured to look into the matter as and when the financial condition of BSNL improves. 

(C) Allotment of USO Fund Projects to BSNL on nomination basis:- We requested Secretary (T) to allot the current Task of provisioning of 2G and 4G based Mobile Services at MHA identified Tower Locations in the LWE areas to BSNL on nomination basis so as to help the BSNL to revive. In this regard, we have written a letter to Secretary (T) on the basis of the notification issued by the USO Fund for calling open tender for the provision of 2G+4G based Mobile Services at MHA identified Tower Locations in the LWE areas and handed over the letter.

<<<Click here for letter>>> 

02.01.2020:GS Writes to The Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding Request for consideration of Time Bound Up-gradation in IDA scale E-5 to E-6 w.e.f. the date of completion of Five years in E-5 scale- Case of the DGM (Fin) Regular who did not get his due Up-gradation in E-6 scale<<<<Click here for letter>>>

01.01.2020:AIBSNLEA CHQ Office Bearers met Senior Officer of BSNL Corporate Office and greeted them for New Year:

GS, AGS and FS/CHQ met CMD BSNL, all Board of Directors, PGM (Pers), GM (SR) and other Senior Officers in BSNL Corporate Office and greeted them for the New Year 2020 on 01.01.2020.

We discussed about the Restructuring and HR Plan with CMD BSNL. CMD  mentioned that HR Plan has not yet been finalized. Soon it will be finalised and after discussion it will be approved by the BSNL Board.

We requested Director (HR) to allot a time for discussion regarding several important Agenda Items. Director (HR) agreed to discuss.

We further requested for the consideration of the long pending Promotions from DE to DGM (T) at least before the date of VRS (31.01.2020) to Senior Executives of BSNL. Director (HR) mentioned that the Management is favourably considering the promotions and try to sort out the issue with the Secy (T) shortly and hope that Secy (T) will agree on the issue and the orders will be issued early. Director (HR) further mentioned that the proposal for promotion from DGM (Regular) to Jt.GM has been approved by the Competent Authority and CPC process has been initiated. We extend our sincere thanks to the Director (HR) for considering the request of AIBSNLEA for the promotion of DGM(Reg) to Jt.GM. 

Director (Finance) informed that HR Plan will be approved after detailed discussion by considering the availability of Executives Cadre wise and Stream wise in each Circle as well as SSA and BA .

We requested for consideration of long pending request transfer cases of Accounts Officers working in Corporate Office and waiting for transfer to their Home Circles. Director (Finance) mentioned that in the present scenario, substitute is not possible everywhere but for the important positions it can be filled up and their requests will be considered soon.

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY, PROSPEROUS, HEALTHY

HAPPY NEW YEAR -2020

TO ONE & ALL