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16.09.2019: REVIVAL OF BSNL:- 

GS and AGS (Finance) met the Senior Officers in DoT and enquired about the Finance Ministry Comments on the revised Cabinet Note on Revival of BSNL. It is learnt that:-

The Finance Ministry is strongly opposing the BSNL Revival Plan & VRS Proposal and continuance of the BSNL as a Strategic PSU for providing Telecommunication Services and Finance Ministry is of the opinion that No Financial Support will be given to BSNL.

According to the reliable sources, it is further learnt that the Finance Ministry raised so many objections instead of giving positive comments on the revised cabinet draft. Even though Group of Ministers & PMO has given a green signal on the proposal for the revival of BSNL, Finance Ministry is opposing all the proposals of the BSNL Revival Plan. It seems that Finance Ministry is of the opinion that BSNL cannot be revived & has to be closed immediately and no revival package is required for the BSNL.

The stand of the PMO and the Group of Ministers will play a vital role for the revival of BSNL and AIBSNLEA strongly feel that it will be achieved only through the Political decision and unity among all the Unions and Associations. 

AIBSNLEA is trying to meet the Cabinet Ministers/ GOM in this regard and also in touch with all the AUAB leaders for immediate conduct of AUAB Meeting to discuss further course of action.

12.09.2019: Status of Fixation of Pay under FR 22(1)(a)(i) in respect of Officiating JTOs Court Case in PCAT New Delhi: 

The ‘Pay Fixation under FR 22(1)(a)(i)’ in respect of Officiating JTOs vide OA No. 100/892/2016 filed by AIBSNLEA Vs BSNL in PCAT New Delhi came up for hearing today on 12.09.2019. The same could not be heard due to non-availability of full bench in PCAT New Delhi and posted for Next hearing on 06.11.2019. 

On behalf of AIBSNLEA the General Secretary and AFS/CHQ Com. Pushparajan (Kerala) attended the Principal CAT New Delhi.

11.09.2019: Disbursement of salary: GS, AGS (Finance), FS/CHQ, AFS/CHQ Com. Pushparajan & Advisor (HQ) met Senior Finance Officers in BSNL Corporate Office and enquired about the date of disbursement of August Salary to BSNL Staff.  It is reliably learnt that the BSNL Management is trying their best to disburse the Salary before the end of this week. If it is not possible, the salary will be disbursed within the next week.

11.09.2019  AIBSNLEA CHQ Wishes Happy and Prosperous “ONAM” to One and All

11.09.2019  GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding

(a)Fixation of pay under FR-22(I)(a)(1) and request for non recovery of pay & allowance alreay paid to the Ex. Officiating JTOs<<<Click here for letter>>>

(b) Fixation of pay under FR-22(I)(a)(1) to the Ex. Officiating JTOs-<<<Click here for letter>>>

09.09.2019Meeting with Director (CM/HR), BSNL Board:-

GS, AGS (Finance), FS/CHQ and Advisor (HQ) met Director (CM/HR), BSNL Board today and discussed regarding:-

 

A) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: We expressed our serious concern about the non-issuance of Ad-hoc DGM(T) promotions as the vacancies are nearly 1150 and the AGMs eligible for DGM promotion are about 1126 only and there is no stay on promotions. Even the applicants gone to the court has also been covered in 1150 vacancies. We requested Director (HR) BSNL Board to take immediate action to promote all the eligible AGMs to DGMs against the vacancies on ad-hoc basis subject to outcome of the Court Case. Director (HR/CM) mentioned that we are trying to get relief from the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh but could not get till date. He assured that he will discuss the matter with CGM (Legal) & PGM (Pers) and find out the ways to issue the promotion orders.

 

B) Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (T) on ‘Own Cost basis’:- We requested that those DGMs who have already completed more than two years may be considered for request transfers on own cost to their Home Circles as they have obeyed & honoured the transfer orders issued by the BSNL Corporate Office and now they are waiting for returning to their Home Circles. Director (CM/HR) appreciated our concern and mentioned that Management is working out to combine the transfer orders with the DE to DGM Promotion orders. However, he assured that if the DGM Promotion orders are delayed, the request transfers cases of those who are at the age of 58+ and on genuine Medical Grounds cases will be considered.

 

C) Request transfers in the cadre of DET/AGM at ‘own cost’ on genuine Medical Grounds & 58+ age:- We requested to consider the request transfers on own cost in respect of DEs who have already completed 58 years of age and on genuine medical grounds cases. Director (CM/HR) assured that the genuine cases will be considered.

 

D) Financial Status of BSNL: Director (CM/HR) opined that the need of the hour is to maximize the revenue and advised that all employees should come forward and work together to achieve the various targets given by the BSNL Management. We responded positively and requested the Director (CM/HR) that the BSNL Management should also come forward to conduct periodical meetings with the General Secretaries of the Recognized Unions and Associations to get better results & coordination between Management & Employees for the betterment of the BSNL. We further suggested that the strategies to be evolved to come out of the present crisis, the working pattern of the BSNL Executives/ Non-executives in the changed scenario for better utilization of BSNL Manpower in Marketing & other outdoor activities to compete with the other Private Operators to be discussed with the Representatives of the Recognized Unions and Associations of BSNL for the betterment of the Company and to regain its original pristine glory. Director (CM/HR) appreciated our concern and positively responded on our suggestions in the interest of the Company.

06.09.2019  Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office: GS and AGS (Finance) met with PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO and conveyed our sincere thanks for the consideration of request of AIBSNLEA for issuance of the Retention orders in the Cadre of AGM/DE on Immunity Grounds and discussed regarding:

AGM/DE to DGM (Engg) Promotion:- We expressed our serious concern over the non-issuance of Ad-hoc DGM(T) promotions as there is no stay on promotions and nearly 1150 DGM(T) vacancies are available now but the AGMs eligible for DGM promotion are only 1126. We requested BSNL management may take immediate steps to promote all the eligible AGMs to DGMs against the vacancies on ad-hoc basis.

PGM (Pers.), after detailed discussion, elaborated that the promotion is held up due to Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT Court directions, wherein BSNL has filed MA in Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh for early hearing but could not heard due to one or another reason for the past few months.

PGM (Pers.) further mentioned that the promotion for DGM(T) can be given if all the applicants give a declaration mentioning therein that “we have no objection if our name will also be included in the promotion orders and the case of Seniority can be decided later on.”

We replied that it can be tried by contacting all the applicants in both the Court Cases by the Pers. Section and the Association can also extend the best help in this regard to sort out the issue of long awaited DGM(T) promotion orders.

We finally requested PGM (Pers.) to kindly use his good offices for the issuance of DGM(T) Promotion orders on ad-hoc basis before 30.09.2019. We hope that some positive response will come from both the sides to sort out the matter so that the promotion orders can be released early.

CAO to DGM (F) Promotion:-  The CPC work has been completed. Now the Postings & Transfers are under process and Promotion orders will be issued shortly.

Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (T):- We requested to convert West Bengal Circle (except Kolkata) into Soft Tenure station so that shortage of Executives in WB Circle can be managed and the DGMs/TDMs working in WB Circle can be transferred to their home circles after completion of the tenure period. We have also requested PGM (Pers) to consider the request transfers cases on humanitarian grounds since they are facing many problems in their old age of 58+. PGM (Pers) immediately spoken to CGM WBT over phone and requested him to send the proposal/ recommendation for the same. PGM (Pers.) assured us to look into the matter and sort out the issue after discussion with Director (HR) shortly. 

Request transfers in the cadre of CAOs:- We requested for the consideration of request transfers in the cadre of CAOs. PGM (Pers) immediately directed DGM (Pers) to put up the same.

Request transfers in the cadre of DET/AGM:- We requested to consider the request transfers on own cost in respect of DEs who have already completed more than 2 years. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the request transfers are under hold as per the instructions of Director (HR) due to the financial constraints. He further advised us to discuss the matter with Director (HR).

Request transfers on genuine Medical Grounds:- We requested for consideration of the requests transfers in the cadre of AGM/DE/SDE/AOs on Medical Grounds. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the cases are under process and orders will be issued shortly. 

Promotion of regular DGM to Jt.GM:- We requested to consider the promotion of regular DGMs (presently in E5 Scale) as Jt.GM (E7 Scale) who have completed four years of service as DGM since they are not getting E6 Scale as DGM Regular. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the matter is under consideration and pending in BSNL Board which will be considered after finalization of the HR Plan in BSNL. However, he assured to look into the matter.

06.09.2019  BSNL Corporate Office issued  retention  orders  in the cadre of AGM/DE on immunity grounds <<<Click here for letter>>>

05.09.2019   Meeting with Member (Finance) DCC, DoT: Today GS and AGS (Finance) met Member (Finance) DCC, DoT and discussed regarding immediate release of outstanding dues of BSNL from DoT as requested by AIBSNLEA vide letter dated 04.09.2019 so as to disburse the August 2019 Salary and payment of other pending bills by BSNL. Member (Finance) appreciated our concern and after going through our letter mentioned that DoT is not having Budget allotment for the settlement of above said dues, however, best efforts are being taken by the DoT in consultation with Finance Ministry for the immediate release of funds to meet out the August 2019 Salary demand of BSNL and today also we are going to attend a meeting being held in Ministry of Finance in this regard. However, Member (Finance) assured that the funds will be released to BSNL shortly. 

We further enquired about the immediate financial support to BSNL from the Govt. since Nationalized Banks have not honoured the ‘Letter of Comfort’ and not coming forward to sanction loan to BSNL. Member (Finance) mentioned that DoT has brought to the notice of Finance Ministry about the Capex and Opex outstanding bills of BSNL to the tune of Rs.15000 crores and requested for immediate financial support to BSNL. It is under the consideration of Finance Ministry and it is also included in the agenda of today’s meeting.

Regarding refund of excess payment of Pension Contribution, Member (Finance) mentioned that the case, which was sent to Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure is now under the positive consideration of MoF.

Further, Member (Finance) advised that BSNL should work to earn revenue from it’s own sources. Immediate steps can be taken to rent/lease out the BSNL Buildings/Lands by re-arranging the sitting arrangements of the existing staff in less space and spare space can be rented/ leased out immediately.

REVIVAL OF BSNL: After meeting with Senior Officers in DoT, it is confirmed that the clearance from the Solicitor General of India for the allotment of 4G Spectrum to BSNL has been received.  

It is also reliably learnt that meeting is continuously going on in Finance Ministry along with the Senior Officers of DoT for past five days for finalizing the Cabinet Note on revival of BSNL and it is understood that Ministry of Finance is strongly opposing the BSNL Revival Plan and VRS proposal stating that, if some financial assistance is given to BSNL for the VRS, then what is the guarantee that BSNL will revive and regain its original glory within a reasonable period. However, Senior DoT Officers are trying to convince the Finance Ministry in this regard and it is expected that the comments from Ministry of Finance are likely to be received in DoT by Friday evening or Monday.

If everything goes smooth, it is expected that the revised Cabinet Note will be placed before the Cabinet on 18th September for approval. The stand of the PMO and the Group of Ministers will play a vital role in the Cabinet decision.    

04.09.2019 GS writes to Shri. Anshu Prakash, Chairman (DCC) & Secretary (T), DoT regarding request for immediate release of outstanding dues to BSNL- <<<Click here for letter>>>

03.09.2019 Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL Board: GS, AGS (Finance) & Advisor (HQ) met Director (Finance) BSNL Board and discussed regarding:-

(1) Disbursement of salary for the Month of August 2019:- We enquired Director (Finance) about the probable date of August Salary disbursement. Director (Finance) explained that BSNL is depending on its own collections for the disbursement of monthly salary. He further mentioned that we require Rs.1350 crores (Gross salary) for the disbursement of salary. Other Capex, Opex etc. comes around Rs.900 crores per month. Hence every month BSNL needs Rs.2250 crores for discharging all such regular payments. Our average per Day Collection is only about Rs.40 crores. So there is a deficit of around Rs.1000 crores per month. We have requested DoT several times for the release of outstanding dues payable to BSNL but no confirmation has been received. Our CMD along with Secretary (T) approached several Bank Authorities but no Bank is committed due to continues dip in revenue of BSNL.

 

We requested Director (Finance) to disburse the August salary as early by obtaining immediate financial support from DOT. Director (Finance) mentioned that today BSNL Management has written a letter to Secretary (Telecom) for immediate release of funds to the tune of Rs.1000/- crores towards the August Salary disbursement.

 

We further requested Director (Finance) to use his good offices to get the outstanding dues pertaining to BSNL from DOT. The Director (Finance) further informed that Sr.GM (CBB) BSNL CO has already been deputed today to DOT to pursue the matter.    

 

Director (Finance) opined that the need of the hour is maximize the revenue and advised that all employees should come forward and work together to achieve the various targets given by the BSNL Management. We responded positively and requested the Director (Finance) that the BSNL Management should come forward to conduct periodical meetings with the GSs of the recognized Unions and Associations to get better coordination & results for the betterment of BSNL. The roadmap of the BSNL Management for the better Marketing Activities, New Strategies to compete with the other Private Operators, re-look into the working pattern of the BSNL Employees in the changed scenario has to be discussed with the Representatives of the Recognized Unions and Associations of BSNL so as to increase our revenue.       

 

Director (Finance) BSNL Board appreciated our concern and assured to bring it to the kind notice of the CMD BSNL and further invited the suggestions from AIBSNLEA for the Revenue increase of BSNL.   

 

(2) Revival Package of BSNL - We enquired about the status of BSNL revival package. Director (Finance) mentioned that the Ministry of Finance is strongly opposing the proposal stating that, if some financial assistance is given to BSNL for the VRS and 4G Spectrum etc., then what is the guarantee that BSNL will revive and regain its original glory within a reasonable period.

 

(3) CAO to DGM (F) Promotion:- Director (Finance) informed that the Minutes of the CPC have been approved and the Postings & Transfers are under consideration. The same will be finalized soon and thereafter the promotion orders will be issued.  

 

(4) Request transfers in the cadre of Accounts Personals:- We thanked the Director (Finance) for considering the request transfers in respect of Accounts Officers. We requested Director(Fin.) to consider the requests of the AOs who are working for more than two years in BSNL Corporate Office also. Director (Finance) BSNL Board mentioned that the information called for about the requirement of Accounts Officers in Corporate Office is not received till date. After the receipt of the same, the requests will be considered.  

03.09.2019 GS writes to

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

(b) The CGM (Arch.), BSNL Corporate Office request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of JTO<<<<Click here for letter>>>

02.09.2019 Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO: GS, AGS (Finance) & Advisor (HQ) met PGM (Pers) and discussed regarding:-

A) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: PGM (Pers) informed that due to non-availability of Full Bench, DE to DGM (T) Promotion Case could not be heard in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh on 30.08.2019. We pleaded that vacancies are more than the eligible DEs hence all the eligible officers including those who have gone to the various Courts can also been covered within these vacancies  and requested to issue the DE to DGM promotion on ad-hoc basis as there is no interim injunction available in this regard. PGM (Pers) assured an early action in this regard.

B) Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (T):- We requested to issue the transfer orders for those DGMs who have already completed for more than two years by obeying & honoured the transfer orders of BSNL Corporate Office. We further informed that we have requested CMD BSNL to consider the request transfers cases on humanitarian grounds since they are facing much problems in their old age of 58+. PGM (Pers) responded positively and assured to discuss further with Director (HR) and CMD BSNL.

C) CAO to DGM (F) Promotion:- PGM (Pers) informed that the Minutes of the CPC have been approved by the Competent Authority and after the approval of the Postings & Transfers by the Director (Finance) BSNL Board, the promotion orders will be issued.  

D) Request transfers on Immunity Grounds: We requested to consider all the request transfers on immunity grounds. PGM (Pers) assured to look into the matter. 

02.09.2019  Meeting with CMD BSNL: GS, AGS (Finance) & Advisor (HQ) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding:-

(1) Disbursement of salary for the Month of August 2019:- We enquired about the probable date of disbursement of Salary for August 2019. CMD BSNL informed that he along with Secretary (T) met 5 Bank Authorities including CMDs but no Bank is come forward to give any Loan to BSNL, even on the basis of Letter of Comfort. However, BSNL Management had already written a letter to Secretary (T) requesting for issuing Sovereign Guarantee to BSNL for availing Loan. But CMD opined that Sovereign Guarantee will be issued only by the Ministry of Finance.

He further mentioned that we are trying our best but it is not possible to disburse the Salary from BSNL’s own sources since Statutory dues like TDS, GST etc. are also to be paid during first week of September 2019. Hence, from the available sources of Cash flow of BSNL, Management is not in a position to make any commitment regarding the date of disbursement of salary for August 2019. 

(2) Revival Package & Financial Status of BSNL - We enquired about the status of BSNL revival package. CMD BSNL mentioned that the Ministry of Finance has not given any clearance on the Revised Cabinet Memo on Revival Package of BSNL submitted by DoT since the proposal for taking over of BSNL Debts including outstanding bills through SPV has been dropped in the PMO meeting. Hence, the clarity will be known only after the clearance from the Ministry of Finance.

(3) Achieving of targets given by the BSNL Management:  CMD BSNL advised that all should come together and work hard and no stone left unturned by  each employee to achieve the various targets given by the BSNL Management to maximize the Revenue and increase the Cash Flow. We requested CMD BSNL to allot funds for small requirements in order to retain the existing Customers/ Maintenance of Services, towards Electricity bills, Hiring Vehicles bills and Mtce., and Labour Contractors bills etc. CMD BSNL mentioned that funds are being released to all the Circles on piecemeal as per the availability of the funds.   

(4) Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (T):- We requested that those DGMs who have already completed more than two years may be considered for request transfers on ‘own cost basis’ to their Home Circles as they have obeyed & honoured the transfer orders issued by the BSNL Corporate Office. In this regard, GS AIBSNLEA has already written a letter to CMD BSNL which may kindly be considered as the DGMs are facing much problems in their old age of 58+. CMD BSNL assured that the cases will be reviewed again.

30.08.2019:  DoT has invited applications to Fill-up the Posts of SDEs and JTOs in USO Fund ...<<<Click here for letter>>>

30.08.2019: Hearty Congratulations to Retiring Comrades. AIBSNLEA CHQ extends Best Wishes for all the comrades who retire today 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 BSNL as well as AIBSNLEA and congratulate you on your Superannuation on 31.08.2019.

30.08.2019: Status of DE to DGM Promotion case at Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh

(1) MA No. 1030/2019 filed by Sh Pritam Chand & Ors Vs BSNL came up for hearing today and posted for next hearing on 17.10.2019.

(2) OA No. 531/2017 filed by Sh Naresh Thakur & Ors Vs BSNL came up for hearing today and posted for next hearing on 13.12.2019.

30.08.2019BSNL Corporate Office New Delhi issued guidelines for Opening of Separate Bank Account for External Works of Civil Wing. AIBSNLEA has taken up the issue with CMD BSNL, Director (Finance) & Director (EB) BSNL Board for the necessity of opening Separate a Separate Bank Account for the External Works of Civil Wing. Due to the consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA, BSNL CO now issued necessary guidelines in this regard:   <<<Click here for letter>>>

30.08.2019BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued instructions regarding GTI Scheme for BSNL Executives regarding deduction of quarterly premium from the salaries against from the policy of sum assured of Rs. 20 lakhs.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

30.08.2019 Hon’ble MOC has entrusted additional charge of Director (HR) BSNL Board to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL with immediate effect for a period of three months or till the appointment of regular incumbent or until further orders, whichever is the earliest.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

29.08.2019: BSNL Corporate Office New Delhi issued consolidated guidelines for considering requests of BSNL Employees for Deputation to other outside Organizations.<<<<Click here for letter>>>

29.08.2019:  Status of AO to CAO Status Quo Case: 

The ‘Status Quo’ Case in CAT Chandigarh in respect of promotion from AO to CAO filed by Shri Anupam Yadav Vs BSNL came up for hearing in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh on 29.08.2019 and posted for Next hearing on 27.11.2019. As per the directions of GS, AIBSNLEA, Shri Ashok Kumar Sharma, Circle President, Punjab was present in the Hon’ble CAT at the time of hearing. On behalf of Management, PGM (Fin) Haryana Circle along with DM (Pers-Legal) Corporate Office New Delhi was attended the Hon’ble CAT.

28.08.2019: Meeting with Director (CM/HR), BSNL Board:-

GS, AGS (Finance), FS/CHQ and Advisor (HQ) met Director (CM/HR), BSNL Board and discussed regarding:-

A) Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (T):- We requested that those DGMs who have completed more than two years may be considered for request transfers on own cost to their Home Circles as they have obeyed & honoured the transfer orders issued by the BSNL Corporate Office and now they are waiting for returning to their Home Circles. Director (CM/HR) appreciated our concern and mentioned that some of them are holding the charge of SSA Heads/TDMs and posting of suitable substitutes for the posts is the cumbersome exercise due to the financial constraints. He further added that the VRS proposal is also under consideration. However, he assured that we will review the cases and not hold for much time and orders will be issued shortly.

B) Request transfers in the cadre of DET/AGM:- We requested to consider the request transfers on own cost in respect of DEs who have completed 2 years or more. Director (CM/HR) mentioned that the request transfers are under hold due to the financial constraints for posting of suitable substitutes. However, he assured to review the cases and shortly orders will be issued.

C) Request transfers on Immunity Grounds: We requested to consider all the request transfers on immunity grounds. Director (HR/CM) assured to look into the matter.

D) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: We requested for early issuance of DE/AGM(T) to DGM (T) Promotion orders. Director (HR/CM) informed that we are trying to get relief from the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh on the next date of hearing i.e. on 30th August. He also mentioned that we are deputing the officer from Pers Legal Cell of CO BSNL to attend Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh in this regard. After relief from Hon’ble CAT, action will be immediately initiated for the issuance of the promotion orders.

E) Status Quo case of AO to CAO promotion: Director (HR/CM) mentioned that we are trying to vacate the Status Quo from Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh on the next date of hearing i.e. on 29th August (tomorrow). In this regard we are deputing one officer from Pers Legal Cell of CO BSNL to attend Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh.

F) Consideration of Permission for Deputation: We requested to consider the pending requests of Deputation cases. Director (CM/HR) mentioned that in the cadre of DET/AGM, there may not be any problem, but in respect of other cadres, the draft proposal submitted is still under consideration.

G) Financial Status of BSNL & Revival Package: Director (CM/HR) mentioned that we had received the Letter of Comfort from DoT but the Nationalized Banks are not coming forward and not ready to consider our requirements due to the repaying capacity of BSNL depends on the revenue earning. However, BSNL Management has written a letter to Secretary (T) requesting to issue Sovereign Guarantee to BSNL for availing Loans.

Regarding VRS Package, we submitted that, we are of the opinion that VRS Package should be linked with 3rd PRC and we demanded that VRS Package in BSNL should be implemented along with the implementation of 3rd PRC and requested to use his good offices to escalate our views to the Higher Offices. Director (CM/HR) appreciated our concern and further advised us to discuss with the CMD BSNL. He assured that he will also apprise CMD/ DOT in this regard. He is also of the opinion that VRS along with implementation of 3rd PRC may be helpful in achieving the desired results and also beneficial to the BSNL Employees.   

28.08.2019: GS writes to

(a)Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD  BSNL regarding consideration of Request transfers in respect of DGMs (Telecom) who   have completed two years in other Circles.<<<<Click here for letter>>>

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

(c)The PGM (Pers.),BSNL Corporate Office regarding

(i) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Account officer

(ii)Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of DGM

(iii)Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Chief Account officer

(iv)Representation from Shri Jagdish Chandra Chouhan, DGM (F) Staff No. 88065 regarding Time bound upgradation in the IDA scale E-5 to E-6 w.e.f. 3.4.2015 and promotion from DGM (F) to Jt. GM (Fin.) in the scale of E-7 w.e.f 3.5.2018.

(v) Representation from Shri Baban S. Laswante,  AGM HR No. 99500034  regarding  deputation(For Three Years) to KVIC (Khadi & Village Industries Commission) for the Post of Director & Deputy Director against the Advertisement No. KVIC/Adv/Vacany/2018-2019 dated  22nd July 2019.<<<<Click here for letter>>>

27.08.2019: GS writes to The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding  Consideration of request transfers on Immunity Grounds . <<<<Click here for letter>>>
26.08.2019: Pers. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued letter regarding  Implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court judgement dated 21.01.2015 and 14.12.2017 in Civil Appeal No(s) 4389 of 2010 ( w.r.t. Rule 206 ) - consequential benefits reg....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

26.08.2019: Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO:-

GS, AGS (Finance) & Advisor (HQ) met PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO, the DGM (Pers) was also present there and discussed regarding:-

A) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: On our request for early issuance of DE/AGM(T) to DGM (T) Promotion orders, PGM (Pers) informed that the next date of hearing in the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT is 30th August and we are trying to get relief from the Court in this regard. It is expected that after relief from Hon’ble CAT, we will initiate immediate action and the promotion orders from DET to DGM (T) will be issued at an early date.

B) Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (T):- We requested that those who were completed more than two years have not been covered in the transfer list issued by the Corporate Office except the officers attained the age of 59. PGM (Pers) informed that the requests transfer proposal which was submitted to the Competent Authority has been held up and kept in abeyance till further decision. We recorded our resentment in this regard and again requested to take a call keeping in view of those DGMs who have already obeyed & honoured the orders of BSNL Management and joined & completed the two years service away from their hometown and now they want to come back to their hometown. He assured to discuss the issue with Competent Authority and take a decision at the earliest in this regard.   

C) Request transfers in the cadre of DET/CAOs & Immunity cases:- We requested to consider the request transfers in respect of DEs/CAOs who have already completed 2 years or more. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the request transfers in case of DETs have already been put up & under consideration. Soon it will be issued after some discussion and approval. In respect of CAOs and Immunity cases, he mentioned that all these cases are under process.

D) Review of existing tenure Policy of NE-II Telecom Circle:- We requested to reduce the period of tenure in Arunachal Pradesh State from two years to one & half years to maintain uniformity with other States of NE-II i.e. Manipur & Nagaland.  PGM (Pers) mentioned that it is a Policy matter and is being looked into.

E) CAO to DGM (F) Promotion:- We requested to issue the promotion orders from CAO to DGM (Fin) which is pending since long. PGM (Pers) mentioned that CPC has been convened and put up for approval. After approval from the Competent Authority, the promotion, Transfer & Posting orders will be issued very soon.    

25.08.2019:   Hats Off and Hearty Congratulations to PV Sindhu who has Created History and become First Indian to Win Gold at the BWF World Championships.

PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 38 minutes in the women's singles final.

PV Sindhu Makes India Proud......

25.08.2019:  Condolence Message
Com.R.RAVI, EX ACS / Ex.FS of AIBSNLEA ,Tamilnadu Circle and Retired CAO expired today( 25.8.2019) evening at Chennai, due to Massive Heart Attack. We convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May the departed soul rest in Peace.
 

23.08.2019:  GS writes to

(a)The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding Representation received from Shri Dileep Chand Meena, HR No. 99409679, Superintending Engineer (E) regarding Appointment to the Post of General Manager (Engineering) on transfer Deputation/ Permanent absorbation basis in the Food Corporation of India.

<<<Click here for letter>>>

(b) The CGM (EW) BSNL Corporate Office regarding request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of E.E.(E)<<<Click here for letter>>>

(c ) The PGM (Pers.),BSNL Corporate Office regarding

(i) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Account officer

(ii) Representation received from Shri Gurappa S. Hugar, AO, HR No. 198605650 regarding release of his AO regular promotion & TB promotion E-3-E-4 & E-4-E-5.

(iii) Representation received from Shri Puran Chand Staff No. 7790 regarding Implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgment dated 21.01.2015 and 14.12.2017 under civil appeal No. (s) 4389 of 2010 (w.r.t Rule 206 consequential benefits

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

(v) Representation received from Smt. N. Shrimani, CAO HR No. 198315967 regarding Huge Financial loss due to delay in deciding of AO to CAO promotion.<<<Click here for letter>>>

22.08.2019:  Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL Board:-
GS, Chairman and AGS (Finance) met the Director (Fin) BSNL Board and discussed regarding:-
A) Letter of Comfort & Bank Loan to BSNL: We enquired about the Letter of Comfort from DoT for Loan from Bank for Cash liquidity in BSNL. Director (Fin) mentioned that we had received Letter of Comfort from DoT but the Nationalized Banks are not ready to consider our requirements due to the continuous dip in revenue. Hence, today BSNL Management has written a letter to Secretary (T) requesting to offer Sovereign Guarantee to BSNL for availing Loan.

 
B) Release of Funds to Circles for the outstanding dues: We requested Director (Fin) for the immediate release of funds for the day-to-day maintenance of works including contractual labour payments since maintenance work has been deteriorated due to the non-payment of wages to the contractual labours for more than 6 months as well as Bank EMI, GPF, EPF and Society recoveries etc., due for past three months. Director (Fin) mentioned that Management is trying their best to make such payments but due to non-availability of funds or loan from banks, it is difficult to meet out the requirements immediately. He further mentioned that the revenue collected during the month has been utilized for the payments of Statutory dues & Bank interest. However, he assured that the outstanding dues will be settled shortly.
C) Opening of Separate Account for External/ Govt. Projects:- We requested to give the permission for opening of separate Account for External/ Govt. Projects as requested by various Circle Heads/ PCE (Civil) and various Circle Secretaries of AIBSNLEA. Director (Fin) BSNL Board mentioned that separate Account has already been opened for Govt. Projects. One Account will be opened for other small misc. works centrally and it is not advisable to open separate Account Circle wise for each work.
 

D) Request transfers in the cadre of AO from BSNL CO to other Circles:- We requested to issue the request transfers orders for the Accounts Officers working in BSNL Corporate Office for more than two years. Director (Finance) BSNL Board mentioned that the requirement of Accounts Officers in Corporate Office is being worked out by GM (EF) and all the request transfers will be considered thereafter.  

21.08.2019: Status of Writ Petition filed by AIBSNLEA & others in the Hon’ble High Court, Delhi against the creation of Tower Subsidiary:

W.P No. 141317/2018  filed by AIBSNLEA & others in the Hon’ble High Court, Delhi  against the creation of Tower Subsidiary came up for hearing on 20.8.2019 and posted for next hearing on 24.1.2020.

21.08.2019: Revival of BSNL:-

Chairman and GS met the Senior Officers in DoT and enquired about the outcome of the Meeting held in PMO convened by the Principal Secretary to PM Shri Nripendra Misra Ji on 20.08.2019. The queries raised by the Ministry of Finance on Revival Plan of BSNL has been discussed in detail in the meeting wherein Group of Secretaries including Secretary (Telecom) Shri Anshu Prakash ji, CMD BSNL Shri PK Purwar ji were also present. The PMO intervene in the matter to resolve the bottleneck raised by MoF on the proposed revival package of BSNL. It is reliably learnt that after detailed discussions the following decisions have been taken:-

1) VRS Package to BSNL Employees: VRS Package is eligible for BSNL Employees who are attaining the Age of 50 years & above i.e upto 60 years.

a) The Employees opting VRS will get cash payment of Ex- gratia amount in single go or maximum in 5 instalments on optional basis for availing Income Tax benefit.

 

b) The formula for VRS Package is (Ex-gratia + Pension) or 125% of the Salary (Pay + IDA), whichever is less.

 

c) The Employees having 40 months Service left will get full Salary benefits.

 

d) Leave Encashment & Pension (without Commutation) will be paid at the time of VR but the Gratuity and Commutation Value of Pension Payment will be deferred till they attain the age of Superannuation. During the intervening period from the date of VR to the date of attain the age of Superannuation, Employees will get interest @ 8% on their Gratuity amount.

 

e) The Ex-gratia amount for VRS will be paid in Cash by BSNL by issuing of Bonds on the basis of the Sovereign guarantee to be given by the DoT. 50% of interest liability on bonds will be born by Govt.

 

Through this process, Govt. is estimating that the present staff strength will be reduced to 62000 from the present strength of 1.60 lakhs.

 

2) The roll out of age from 60 years to 58 years: VRS will be implemented  first and  the roll out of age from 60 years to 58 years come in to effect subsequently.

3) 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNLRs.14,000 Crores will be borne by the Govt for 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL.

4) BSNL Land Monetization proposal:  The proposal for monetization of BSNL Land, OFC & Towers has been accepted which will be monitored by a Committee consisting of the officers from BSNL, MTNL, DoT and DIPAM.

5) Proposal for SPV for land monetization and merger of BSNL & MTNL is dropped: 

 

Minutes of the Meeting is expected by today evening/ tomorrow morning and accordingly the revised Cabinet Note will be put up to Hon’ble Minister of Communication Shri Ravi Sankar Prasad ji with in day or two for approval and further circulated to the concerned Ministries. It is expected that Cabinet approval for the Revival Package of BSNL will get within the 1st or 2nd week of September 2019, if all the things go smoothly. 

 

It is also reliably learnt that window for VRS Package will be opened for One Month and all the process will be settled within two months.

 

AIBSNLEA is of the firm opinion that as a stakeholder and one of the Major Recognised Associations in BSNL, we should be called for discussion before finalization of VRS Proposal. As per AIBSNLEA 6th AIC decision, we demand the BSNL Management that the VRS Proposal should be linked with 3rd PRC fitment. AIBSNLEA strongly hope that the BSNL Management will call us for discussion in this regard.

However, as per the 6th AIC decision AIBSNLEA will strongly oppose the move of roll out of retirement age from 60 to 58 years.

21.08.2019:  GS writes to

(a)Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD, BSNL regarding severe disruption in maintaining day-to-day service in Calcutta Telephone District due to non-payment of JCL (Contractual) Labour Wages.<<<Click here for letter>>>

(b)The PGM (Pers.),BSNL Corporate Office regarding request for Deputation to CCA, HP Telecom Circle in the cadre of Accounts officer <<<Click here for letter>>>

20.08.2019:  BSNL's/ DoT's News in Media

(i) PMO may go ahead with BSNL, MTNL revival package ........<<<<Click here for details news>>>>

20.08.2019: Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO:-

Chairman, GS, AGS (Finance) & Advisor (HQ) met PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO in the presence of DGM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:-

A) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: We requested to early issuance of DE/AGM(T) to DGM (T) Promotion orders. We pleaded that more than 1140 vacancies are there in the DGM (T) Cadre and all the eligible officers including those who were gone to the various Courts have also been covered within these vacancies  and requested to issue the DE to DGM promotion on ad-hoc basis as there is no interim injunction available in this regard. PGM (Pers) assured an early action in this regard.

B) Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (T):- We requested that those who were completed more than two years have not been covered in the transfer list issued by the Corporate Office except the officers attained the age of 59. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the request transfer proposal in respect of the remaining eligible cases has been submitted to the Competent Authority and the orders will be issued after the receipt of the approval.

C) Request transfers in the cadre of DET:- We requested to consider the request transfers in respect of DEs who have completed 2 years or more. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the request transfers are under consideration and will be issued shortly.

D) Request transfers in the cadre of CAO:- We requested to consider the request transfers in respect of CAOs who have completed 2 years or more. PGM (Pers) immediately instructed DGM (Pers) and AGM (Pers) to put up these cases.

E) Consideration of Permission for Deputation: We requested to clear the pending requests of deputation cases. PGM (Pers) mentioned that as per the instructions of CMD BSNL, the draft proposal for deputation is under consideration.

F) Review of existing tenure Policy of NE-II Telecom Circle:- We requested to reduce the period of tenure in Arunachal Pradesh State from two years to one & half years to maintain uniformity with other States of NE-II i.e. Manipur & Nagaland.  PGM (Pers) assured to look into the matter.

G) CAO to DGM (F) CPC:- We requested to issue the promotion orders from CAO to DGM (Fin) which is under consideration since long and getting delayed. PGM (Pers) immediately spoken to the CLO BSNL CO as well as directed DGM (Pers) to convene the CPC immediately.

 

H) Request transfers in the cadre of AO from BSNL CO to other Circles:- We requested to issue the request transfers orders for the Accounts Officers working in BSNL Corporate Office for more than two years. PGM (Pers) mentioned that  as per the directions of Director (Finance) BSNL Board, the work study in BSNL CO is being conducted and after the completion of the work,  all the request transfers will be considered accordingly.  

20.08.2019:  AUAB calls Protest Lunch hour Demonstration on 21.08.2019 (tomorrow) against the reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58 years:-

AUAB has reliably learnt that the BSNL Board of Directors meeting is scheduled to be held on 21.08.2019, wherein the agenda of reduction of retirement age of BSNL employees from 60 to 58 is likely to be discussed. We are receiving the news from various sources that the Govt. is considering the proposal of roll out of retirement age of BSNL Employees from 60 to 58. It is totally unwarranted and it is against the assurance given by the Union Cabinet in the year 2000 at the time of Corporatization of BSNL. All the DoT recruited employees are enjoying the facilities of age of superannuation at 60 years w.e.f. 31.05.1998. In view of this, we have to strongly protest the move of the BSNL Board to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58.

Hence, AUAB calls upon the entire Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL to hold lunch hour demonstrations on 21.08.2019 (tomorrow) to protest against the proposed move of the BSNL Board to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58.

All the Circle Secretaries/ District Secretaries are requested to coordinate with the constituent Unions/ Associations of AUAB and make the Protest Lunch Hour Demonstration on 21.08.2019 a Grand Success. 

19.08.2019:  Meeting with CMD BSNL:-

Chairman, GS and AGS (Finance) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding:-

A) Immediate Financial assistance to the flood affected Circles: : We requested to allot the funds immediately for Diesel, Labour & Vehicle running expenses so as to ensure uninterrupted BSNL services to the customers of the affected Circles of MH, KRL, KTK & TN.  CMD mentioned that he has already given instructions to release some funds to the entire flood affected Circles.

B) Soft Loan to BSNL: We enquired about the immediate financial support from the Govt./ Loan from Banks. CMD informed that today only he has received the information that MOC has approved the Letter of Comfort for availing loan from Banks.

C) Revival of BSNL: CMD mentioned that tomorrow on 20.08.2019, a meeting is convened by the PMO to discuss regarding revival of BSNL. He further mentioned that the comments of the Finance Ministry in respect of the Cabinet Memo for revival of BSNL is pending and it will be discussed in tomorrow’s meeting. Only after the receipt of the comments from the concerned Ministries, it will go to Cabinet for final approval. 

D) Opening of  Separate Account for External/ Govt. Projects:- We requested to give the permission for opening of separate account for External/ Govt. Projects as requested by various Circle Heads/ PCE (Civil) and various Circle Secretaries of AIBSNLEA. CMD BSNL mentioned that he has already cleared the file in this regard.

E) Opening of Escrow Account for NE-II Circle:- We requested CMD BSNL to give permission for opening an Escrow Account for implementation of GST SWAN Network Project at NE-II Circle to the cost of Rs.10 crores since the minimum threshold limit fixed by Corporate Office is Rs.30 crores. CMD assured to look into the matter.

F) To release the fund for Medical Claims:- We submitted that the reimbursement of Medical Claims in respect of BSNL retirees has not been paid for the last two years, but the Income tax has been deducted without making any payment and requested to release the funds. CMD  assured to look into the matter. 

19.08.2019: Meeting with Director (CM/HR), BSNL Board:-

Chairman, GS and AGS (Finance) met Director (CM/HR), BSNL Board and discussed regarding:-

A) Immediate Financial assistance to the flood affected Circles: We requested to allot the funds immediately for Diesel, Labour & Vehicle running expenses so as to ensure uninterrupted BSNL services to the customers of the affected Circles of MH, KRL, KTK & TN.  Director (CM/HR) immediately contacted Sr.GM (BBC) over phone  and issued instructions to release the funds immediately.

B) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: We requested to intervene in the matter for promotion orders from DE/AGM (T) to DGM (T) as it has been badly delayed. We pleaded that more than 1140 vacancies are there in the DGM (T) Cadre and the eligible officers are less than that and those who were gone to the various courts have also been covered within these vacancies, and requested to issue the DE to DGM promotion on ad-hoc basis as there is no interim injunction available in this regard. Director (HR) assured an early action in this regard.

C) Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (T):- We submitted that those who were completed more than two years have not been covered in the transfer orders issued by the Corporate Office except the officers attained the age of 59. Director (CM/HR) assured that the cases will be considered and the orders will be issued shortly.

D) Request transfers in the cadre of DET:- We requested to consider the request transfers in respect of DEs who have completed 2 years. Director (CM/HR) mentioned that the request transfers are under consideration.

E) Consideration of Permission for Deputation: We requested to clear the pending requests of deputation cases. Director (CM/HR) mentioned that as per the instructions of CMD BSNL, the draft proposal for deputation has been prepared and submitted to the Competent Authority for consideration. However, the proposal has been returned with some queries from the CMD BSNL which will be replied shortly.

F) Opening of separate account for External/ Govt. Projects:- We requested to give the permission for opening of separate account for External/ Govt. Projects as requested by various Circle Heads/ PCE (Civil) and various Circle Secretaries of AIBSNLEA. Director (CM/HR) mentioned that file is under submission to the Competent Authority for approval and the orders be issued after the receipt of the approval.

G) Review of existing tenure Policy of NE-II Telecom Circle:- We requested to reduce the period of tenure in Arunachal Pradesh State from two years to 1.5 years to maintain uniformity with other States of NE-II i.e. Manipur & Nagaland.  Director (CM/HR) assured to look into the matter.

H) To release the fund for Medical Claims:- We submitted that the reimbursement of Medical Claims in respect of BSNL retirees has not been paid for the last two years, but the Income tax has been deducted without making any payment and requested to release the funds. Director (CM/HR) assured to look into the matter.

19.08.2019: Meeting with Director (EB), BSNL Board:-

 GS, AGS (Finance) and Advisor (HQ) met Director (EB), BSNL Board and discussed regarding:-

 A) Opening of separate account for External/ Govt. Projects:- We requested to give the permission for opening of separate account for External/ Govt. Projects as requested by various Circle Heads/ PCE (Civil) and various Circle Secretaries of AIBSNLEA. Director (EB) mentioned that file is under submission to the Competent Authority for approval and the orders be issued after the receipt of the approval.

B) Opening of Escrow Account for NE-II Circle:- We requested  to give permission for opening an Escrow Account for implementation of GST SWAN Network Project at NE-II Circle to the cost of Rs.10 crores since the minimum threshold limit fixed by Corporate Office is Rs.30 crores. Director (EB) mentioned that he has already issued instructions to issue the permission for opening an Escrow Account to the cost of Rs.10 crores in NE-II Circle.

19.08.2019:  GS writes to The PGM (Pers.),BSNL Corporate Office regarding request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of DE/AGM <<<Click here for letter>>>

16.08.2019: Meeting with Member (Finance), DCC, DoT

Com. S. Sivakumar GS AIBSNLEA along with AGS (Fin) and Advisor (HQ) met Shri. P.K. Sinha Ji Member (Finance) and  greeted him  on assuming the High office of Member (Finance) in Digital Communications Commission, DoT by presenting Bouquet. AIBSNLEA congratulated the new Member (Finance) and discussed regarding:-

A) Revival of BSNL: We enquired the Member (Fin) regarding the present status of the Revival Package of BSNL. Member (Finance) mentioned that the Cabinet Memo for Revival Plan is under consideration of Finance Ministry and he personally requested the Officers of Finance Ministry for early clearance of the proposal. He also mentioned that DOT is trying to get the Cabinet approval of Revival Package of BSNL before the end of this month.

B) Immediate Financial Support to BSNL:-  We further requested for: 1) Extending immediate Financial Support to BSNL for the maintenance of the Services.

2) Refunding of Govt. dues to BSNL viz

a) Interest paid on BWA Spectrum.

b)  Excess payment of Pension contribution to the tune of Rs. 2700 Crs.

c)  Compensation for Maintenance of 17000 Rural Telephone Exchanges to the tune of Rs.19,000 Crs.

d)  And immediate payment of USOF/ ADC charges in the form of the Rural Deficit Charges for the Services provided.

Member (Finance) mentioned that DOT is considering for the immediate Finance Support to BSNL as well as refund of Govt. dues viz., Compensation of Rural Deficit Charges from USO Fund and refund of excess paid Pension Contribution. He also mentioned that a High Level Meeting is scheduled to be held on 19.08.2019. Regarding refund of Pension Contribution, he further mentioned that the Ministry of Expenditure is positive.  

C) Extension of Soft Loan to BSNL for its Capital Expenditure till the Monetization of Assets is effected: Member (Finance) mentioned that DOT is considering the Sovereign Guarantee for the grant of Loan to BSNL.

We handed over the copy of the letter addressed to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in this regard.  

D) Immediate Financial Assistance to Flood affected Circles:- We requested the Member (Fin) for immediate allotment of funds to BSNL for the restoration of Services in the flood affected Circles viz., Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. We have also handed over the letter in this regard. Member (Fin) mentioned that we are aware of the situation and DOT is considering for immediate necessary support.

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16.08.2019:  GS writes to Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India regarding immediate Financial Support and grant of Soft  Loan  to BSNL. <<<Click here for letter>>>

73rd INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE FROM GS AIBSNLEA:

Dear Comrades!

We celebrate the bravery of our Fore Fathers and their gift of Freedom. Long may our flag wave! Happy 73rd Independence Day! We should salute the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters and soldiers who made the dream of independent India a reality. Let us remember the struggle of our freedom fighters for over 200 years who sacrificed their lives for the country’s Independence from the British rule. Freedom is something that money can’t buy, it’s the result of the struggles of many Brave hearts. Let us honour them today and always. Thousands laid down their lives so that our country can celebrate this day. Never forget their sacrifices. May we always have the Freedom to Choose, Freedom to Dream and Freedom to Live. We should recall the Golden lines of Shri Rabindranath Tagore “Where the Mind is without fear and the Head is held High  …. Into the Heaven of Freedom…..Let my Country Awake”

In this Independence Day, Let’s take a pledge to protect the Peace and Unity of our great Nation INDIA. 

– With regards

S.SIVAKUMAR, GS, AIBSNLEA,

14.08.2019:  GS writes to   The PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of DE/AGM<<<Click here for letter>>>

13.08.2019:  GS writes to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD, BSNL  regarding request for Immediate financial assistance to the flood affected Circles...<<<Click here for letter>>>

13.08.2019: BSNL Corporate Office recognized the newly elected CHQ Office bearers of AIBSNLEA in the 6th AIC held at Vijayawada and Confirmation letter issued by the SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office today.<<<<Click here for order>>>>

13.08.2019:  GS writes to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD, BSNL regarding review of existing Tenure Areas Stations in NE-II Telecom Circle- .<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

12.08.2019:  BSNL's/ DoT's News in Media

(i) BSNL to chase dues from enterprise clients, hopes to recover bulk of Rs 3,000 crore ........<<<<Click here for details news>>>>

12.08.2019: Today AIBSNLEA KOLHAPUR arranged food at kalayani Hall for 150 flood affected people. PGM CHOUDHARY SIR has also participated.

<<<Click here for glimpses>>>    <<<CMD BSNL Massage >>>

For the flood-affected SSA of Kolhapur and Sangli - Free Unlimited ONnet calling(loc and std), Off-net calls 20 mins per day (loc and std), 1 GB data per day and 100 SMS per day has been provided to the customers by BSNL MH circle. Pl inform to your near and dear ones in both SSA's.

09.08.2019:  BSNL Corporate office issued appointment orders for  "Junior Accounts officer on probation" under DR quota consequent on completion of 11  weeks of pre- appointment training on 02.08.2018<<<Click here for letter>>>

09.08.2019: GS and AGS (Fin) met PGM (Pers), BSNL CO  in the presence of DGM (Pers) & DGM (Pers.Legal) and discussed regarding


A) Issuance of Posting Orders for JAO (DR) Trainees:
We requested PGM (Pers) for the early issuance of Posting Orders for JAO(DR) Trainees. PGM (Pers) informed that due to busy schedule of CMD and DIR (Fin) the proposal has not been approved. However he assured that the Posting orders will be issued today after getting approval from the Competent Authority.


B) Implementation of Rule-206 of SDEs(T) Seniority:
We requested PGM(Pers.) for the true implementation of Hon'ble SC Judgment on Rule-206 of SDEs(T) seniority case. PGM(Pers.) mentioned that the exercise for implementation of Rule-206 is under process wherein the notional pay fixation will be granted by conducting review DPC against the vacant available posts and accordingly pension will be re-fixed. We explained that the Hon'ble SC judgment, the consequential benefits are to be given to all seniors w.r.t. the juniors. PGM(Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

09.08.2019: GS & President attended the Extended Circle Executive Committee Meeting of AIBSNLEA Tamilnadu Circle, Combined Special General Body Meeting of Tamilnadu Circle & Chennai Telephones and Felicitation Function to Newly Elected GS, AIBSNLEA, President and other CHQ Office bearers of TN Circle and CHENNAI TD :

The Extended Circle Executive Committee Meeting of AIBSNLEA Tamilnadu Circle has been conducted on 06.08.2019 at Chennai. Com. P.Tamilselvam, Circle President has presided over the CEC. Com. P.Mohan, Vice President welcomed the gathering and Com.S.Kamaraj has delivered introductory speech. Com. C.Duraiarasan, CS has explained in detail about the current scenario in BSNL and the pending HR issues. District Secretaries, District Presidents, Circle Office bearers, CWC/CEC Members and Advisors have actively participated in the discussions in the CEC.Since the CS is elected as OS (South Zone), it is decided in the CEC that the Circle Conference will be conducted within 6 months. Resolutions are passed unanimously on BSNL Revival Plan & HR Issues. Com. W.V.Ranganathan, Finance Secretary delivered vote of thanks.
As the second phase of the CEC, the felicitation function to honor the newly elected GS, AIBSNLEA, CHQ President, CHQ office Bearers elected from Tamilnadu / Chennai and was organized jointly and the function started by 15.30 hrs. The event was Presided over jointly by the Presidents of Chennai Telephones & TN Circle namely Sri.R.Srinivasan & Sri.P.Tamilselvam and Sri.V.Sundararajan ACS-AIBSNLEA-T.N.Circle welcomed the gathering. More than 250 members have participated in the meeting. The Hall was jam packed.
With enthusiastic applause from the audience, our CHQ Leaders, namely the President CHQ, Com.Subhashih Mitra, beloved GS Com.S.Sivakumar, OS-South CHQ Com.C.Duraiarasan, Advisor Legal Com.R.Guruprasad, and Advisor DR Com. S.Shivakumar were requested to occupy the Dias followed by the leaders of Unions & Sister Associations. The invitees of other Unions & Sister Associations, who addressed the gathering and felicitated all the CHQ office Bearers. with specific mention about our beloved GS Com.S.Sivakumar includes,

Com.P.Abhimanyu GS-BSNLEU-CHQ praised Com.Sivakumar GS AIBSNLEA and mention that   our AIC has elected a deserving candidate as GS of AIBSNLEA. He shortly called Com.Sivakumar as the Information Beareua of the Rules and Procedures. He informed the house that we have to oppose the Revival Plan as it is proposed to grab the assets of the BSNL to sell to the Private persons. The estimated cost of the land listed for monetisation is estimated at a lower cost of about Rs.22000 Crores but the real market rate will be three times more. He also emphasized that we have to demand for soft loan immediately to run the company.
Com.V.SubbuRaman –GS-TEPU-CHQ greeted Com.GS and other CHQ Office bearers. He mentioned that our GS is an outspoken personality without any hidden agenda. He requested the house that we may accept the VRS package but we have to oppose reduction of retirement age.
Com.P.N.Perumal – Advisor SEWA-CHQ greeted Com.GS and remembered that he guided him in so many issues in Delhi. AIBSNLEA is the only Association which supported SEWA in reservation issue, he thanked.
Com.G.Valanarasu,, CS, SNEA TN greeted all the CHQ Office bearers and  he opined that AISBSNLEA and SNEA should be merged into one Association to safeguard the interest of the Executives.
R.Natarajan, CS, NFTE has remembered those days he worked with Com.GS and  Com.CS in Thanjavur SSA. He expressed that Com.GS is easily accessible. He  informed the Revival Plan of DoT is not the Revival plan, what we expected.

In addition Com.C.Chellappa – Dy GS-BSNLEU-CHQ, Com.Kamaraj, Federaion Secretary, NFTE, Com.P.Charles CS-SNEA-Chennai Telephones,  Com.M.Kanniappan CS-BSNLEU-Chennai Telephones and Com.J.Vijaya Kumar CS TEPU-Chennai Telephones and Sri.S.Kamaraj, ACS-AIBSNLEA- T.N.Circle have also felicitated the CHQ Office bearers.
Apart from the above, Sri.C.K.Mathivanan Vice President NFTE-CHQ who could not participate in the function sent a message congratulating the newly elected leaders


All the leaders spoke about the attitude and determination of our beloved GS in solving issues and getting along with all other leaders of various Unions & Associations as part of AUAB. The desire of the CS-SNEA T.N Circle that it is time to unite all Executives under one umbrella that was widely appreciated by those present. Taking cue from this, even some of the Union leaders went further to the extent of uniting all Non Executives & Executives under one umbrella that will pave way for better achievement of results. Though we appreciate the sentiments of all union leaders in such a felicitation function, AIBSNLEA-Chennai and TN Circle desires that at least merger of Associations in Executive cadre takes place and it is the necessity of time.
Our GS Com.S.Sivakumar in his acceptance speech said that he was moved by the affection shown towards him by leaders of almost all unions & Associations and confirmed that AIBNLEA will continue to fight for the right of working class. The meeting ended at 18.00 hrs.
The third phase, after felicitation session is over, Combined Special General Body meeting of AIBSNLEA - Chennai Phones and TN Circle was held as an interactive session between our members and the GS.

The interactive session was initiated with a detailed presentation of facts by Sri.N.Veera Pandian Ex-CS- AIBSNLEA, T.N.Circle. He remembered that a convention was conducted in Tamilnadu, when he was the Circle Secretary in which the GS and Circle Secretaries of all unions and Associations have participated which favoured VRS in the interest of BSNL and he has remembered those days he worked with Com.GS as CS AIBSNLEA TN Circle.

This was followed by an address by Sri.J.Badrinarayanan CS-AIBSNLEA-Chennai, who recollected the events in the recently concluded AIC at Vijayawada in detail and submitted some suggestions to the CHQ for implementation from the next AIC, that will be definitely useful for improving the performance of the Association in the interest of the Executives as a whole. The CS –AIBSNLEA-Chennai also shared the ordeals faced by the Field Executives in the present scenario and expressed the hope that the new CHQ set up will ensure a conducive working atmosphere for the younger generations and a smooth exit for the seniors.
CHQ President Com.Subasis Mitra has delivered acceptance speech. He thanked CNI & TN Circle comrades for inviting and felicitating him..He mentioned that BSNL alone is state owned Telecom. Operator which gives service in Natural Calamities, but the Govt. Is shedding their responsibilities to support. In the interest of the nation, BSNL has survive to provide Service but not to earn profit.

Com.S.Sivakumar, GS, AIBSNLEA has delivered an elaborated speech in which he address all the issues. In his speech, he informed that in the AIC, 40 resolutions have been passed and most of them were proposed by the Major Circles like Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Chennai Telephone, Kolkata and Rajasthan Circles. He acknowledged the sentiments of Com.Badrinarayanan CS are well taken. He mentioned that BSNL has earned profit up to the F.Y.2008-09. During the F.Y 2004-05, BSNL earned profit to the tune of Rs.10,000 Crores. However, the Central Govt. has not allowed BSNL to procure equipments for 7 years for the expansion of its Mobile Net work. All the tenders floated by BSNL were cancelled one after another, which has severely affected the BSNL’s growth and revenue. Despite the sabotage, BSNL started making Operational Profit in the F.Y 2014-15, 2015-16 and till the F.Y 2016-17 to the tune of Rs.3880Crs. But the Policy maker TRAI has allowed predatory pricing of Reliance-Jio from September 2016 and free services of Reliance-Jio for 6 months, violating the norms affected the BSNL Revenue created heavy tariff war in Telecom Sector of India. Many Telecom operators were forced to wind up their business and some operators merged together. At present only five telecom operators are there in our country ie. BSNL, MTNL, Reliance- Jio, Airtel and Vodafone-IDEA. These Telecom operators are also facing revenue loss.

The Access Deficit Charges paid to BSNL at the rate of Rs.2000 per annum towards the Rural Deficit charges for the Services in the NE Region/Rural/Hilly/Far flung/Tribal area was withdrawn on the basis of TRAI recommendations from July 2011 onwards. BSNL’s reserves were exhausted by paying Rs.18, 500 Crs. for 3G Spectrum and BWA Spectrum charges on the highest bidding charges to DoT. 4G Spectrum to BSNL has not yet been allotted for the last 2-years which is a must for BSNL to exist in the Telecom Sector. These are reasons for BSNL making continuous Losses whereas it was reported in the Media that due to Employees cost to the tune of 65% is the reasons for the continuous losses of BSNL and the Employees cost of other Private Telcom Service Providers are 2% to 5%. But if we analyse the the First quarter loss of BSNL, Vodaphone, Bharati Airtel, we will come to a conclusion that the Employees cost is not the main reason for the losses of BSNL since per day loss of BSNL is 39 Crs, and per day loss of other Private Telecom Service Providers are more than 53Crs. Even during the F.Y. 2004-05, BSNL earned profit to the tune of Rs.10,000 Crores  with a staff of strength of 3 Lakhs. It is to be noted that BSNL is among the least loss-making entities in the Telecom Sector. With aggressive pricing, all Telecom operators are experiencing more losses than before. Hence in a planned manner misleading information about BSNL is appearing in the Media which drastically affected the image of the BSNL among the Customers and Public.

Even the State owned BSNL is declared as Incipient Sick Unit by the DPE, but as Per the NITI Aayog and DPE (Department of Public Enterprises) Norms, BSNL comes under the Higher Priority and Strategic Sector and providing Telecom Services for the Security of the Nation, performing Sovereign Functions and Market Imperfections as per the Specific agenda of the Govt. of India and providing Services in Natural calamities as social obligations and cannot be closed or sold out or Disinvested. But the misleading reports were appeared in the Newspapers against BSNL with vested interest to tarnish the image of BSNL and to reduce its customer base.
At the time of formation of BSNL, assurance given to the BSNL Unions through Cabinet decision that the Govt. will take care of the financial viability of the BSNL. Our Association Central Head Quarters Office bearers met Hon’ble Minister for Communications Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad ji and Hon’ble Minister for State for Communications Shri. Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre ji, and requested to honour the assurance given through Cabinet decision and extend adequate immediate Financial Support to BSNL and revival of BSNL. Hon’ble Minister for Communictions Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad ji assured that that the revival package to BSNL is under active consideration. On 1.8.2019 GS and Chairman of our Association met the new Telecom Secretary Shri Anshu Prakash and congratulated and felicitated him for his new assignment. During the meeting Secretary(T) confirmed that Cabinet Memo for BSNL/MTNL Revival Package was finalised by the DoT and sent to the concerned Nodal Ministries for comments.
Our Association has also written a letter to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendar Modi ji requesting adequate Financial Support to BSNL, immediate allotment of 4G Spectrum and demanded the Govt. to refund back 58000 Crores to BSNL , which has taken against various taxes viz. License fee, Spectrum Charges, interest paid on BWA spectrum, excess payment of Pensions contribution etc., Compensation for Maintenance Expenditure of 17000 Rural Telephone Exchanges to the tune of Rs.19,000 crs and immediate payment of USOF/ ADC charges in the form of the Rural Deficit Charges for the Services provided by the BSNL in the LWE/NE/Rural/Far flung/Tribal/Hilly Areas.
The Hon’ble Minister for Communications Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad ji declared in the Parliament and stated in the interview to the Media that BSNL is the National Asset and operate in Strategic areas that concern Defense and Home Affairs and BSNL is in forefront of giving free Services at the time Natural Calamities. A revival package is being worked out to make them more competitive and we will try to ensure that there is least pressure on the Government.
We hope on the assurance of the Hon’ble Minister for Communications that the revival package and financial support will be given to BSNL to safe guard the BSNL, in the larger interest of the Nation and people. In addition to that we have requested the Govt. of India to sanction Soft Loan to BSNL for Capital Expenditure.
Regarding the Revival plan we welcome the move of the Govt. to allow 4 G spectrum to BSNL/MTNL at the cost of the Govt. and also financial support for rural services. We can not directly oppose VRS as many of the Executives are welcoming it but at the same time we will oppose vehemently the reduction of retirement age to 58. But we have to wait to react until the proposals are made open.
After GS speech, Inter action was continued and  our comrades raised some queries and seeking clarification from the GS and our beloved GS replied all the queries raised by the comrades in detail and assured that AIBSNLEA will strive hard to ensure better days are ahead for BSNL and our members.
On behalf of AIBSNLEA-Chennai & T.N.Circle a small memento was also presented to all our new CHQ leaders as a token of our affection.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Com.K.Rajnarayanan ACS-AIBSNLEA-Chennai, followed with a Dinner.

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08.08.2019: GS AIBSNLEA Com.S.Sivakumar attended and addressed the AIRBSNLEWA Delhi Circle 3rd Circle  Conference held at New Delhi on 8.8.2019 wherein GS, AIBSNLEA Com.S.Sivakumar, newly elected GS of AIRBSNLEWA & Chairman of AIBSNLEA Com.Prahlad Rai , President Kishan Singh and FS Com. A.K.Jain were felicitated and presented with Shawls.

 

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08.08.2019: GS and AGS (Fin) met PGM (Pers) in the presence of DGM(Pers) & DGM(Pers.Legal) and extended our sincere thanks for consideration request transfers in the cadre of  DGM(T) and Accounts Officers and discussed regarding

(A) DE to DGM Promotion Orders:  We requested to issue the promotion orders from DE/AGM (T) to DGM (T). We expressed our serious concern against non-filling up of the vacant DGM (T) posts on the pretext of pending court case i.e. Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh and we requested to kindly take a decision in this matter at the earliest. PGM (Pers) mentioned that DE (T)  to DGM(T) Promotion case in Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh has been Posted for Next hearing on 30.8.2019. BSNL has filed an Urgent MA in Honble CAT Chandigarh for early hearing but could not be heard due to Lawyer’s Strike.

(B)  CAO to DGM (F) Promotion:- We requested for the early issuance of the promotion orders from CAO to DGM (Fin). PGM (Pers) informed that the CPC is under process and the promotion orders will be issued shortly

(C) Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (Engg) :- We requested for the early issuance of transfer orders in the cadre of DGM (Engg) since they have completed more than two years. PGM (Pers) informed that the Executives who attained the age of 59 have been considered for request transfer by the Competent Authority and transfer orders have already been issued for them. However he mentioned that the proposal sent to the Competent Authority & returned with some queries, the same will be replied shortly. On receipt of the same, Request transfer orders will be issued to the remaining eligible Executives.

(D) Request transfer in the cadre of DE/CAO/SDE: We requested PGM (Pers) to consider request transfer cases on Medical and Immunity Grounds. PGM (Pers) assured to look in the matter.

(J) Consideration of Permission for Deputation: We requested to clear the pending request of deputation cases in the cadre of PA/PS, SDE/AO, SDE(T/E/C) and JTO(T/C/E). PGM (Pers) mentioned that as per the instructions of CMD BSNL, the draft proposal for deputation has been prepared and submitted to the Competent Authority for consideration.

08.08.2019: GS writes to Shri P K Purwar, CMD, BSNL, New Delhi regarding  Resolutions passed in the 6th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA held at Vijayawada from 14.07.2019 to 16.07.2019   <<<Click here for letter>>>

08.08.2019: PRESS MEET AND SPECIAL GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLEA  TRICHY DISTRICT BRANCH TAMILNADU HELD  ON 05-08-2019 AT TRICHY:

 At about 11.00 Hrs on 05-08-2019,  a Press Meet was held at Press Club , Trichy Tamilnadu. General Secretary  Com S.Sivakumar attended the Press Meet which lasted for  two hours and he explained  about the recent financial condition and future of BSNL to the Press and TV Media Reporters. This Press Meet was arranged in such a manner to boost the image of BSNL to the greater extent. It was organized by Com S.Kamaraj, ACS and Com K.G.Sasi kumar, DS, Com. Subramanian District President, Com M.Manoharan ADS, & Com.Krishnan,Trichy  in an effective manner. This meeting eliminated all the doubts about the future of BSNL. Press and Media Reporters questioned on the latest events happening in BSNL and the queries was answered by the GS with facts and figures in a refined manner.

At about 13.30 hours a Special General Body Meeting was organized by Trichy District Branch of AIBSNLEA.  About 250 Executives and Non-Executives from AIBSNLEA and other Sister Associations and Unions participated in the meeting. The meeting was presided over by Com Subramanian AIBSNLEA District President, Trichy.Com K.G.Sasi kumar DS , Trichy welcomed the gathering.  Com S.Kamaraj ACS,TN Circle delivered the inaugural address.Com.Chandrasekaran, CWC Member, Com.M.K.Ganesan,Advisor, Com S.Palaniappan Vice President, CHQ NFTE , Com Anbazhagan CS, TN,TEPU also attended the meeting and honored  the GS by presenting shawls and books. Many of the members and neighboring SSAs Thanjavur & Karaikudi also participated in the meeting.

 

General Secretary Com. Sivakumar in his 90 minutes address clearly explained about the present financial crunch of BSNL and how It is to be addressed by BSNL Management, DoT and Govt. of India. He further mentioned that All India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Executives’ Association representing over 20000 Executives is a leading and responsible Executives’ Association of BSNL,  it is our bounden duty to explain about the latest Financial condition and facts about  BSNL to our esteemed Customers and the Public The Financial condition of BSNL is not so bad as compared to other  Private Telecom Service Providers. The debt of BSNL as on date is Rs.19,000 crs, whereas, Vodafone Idea’s debt is Rs.1.18 Lakh crores, Airtel’s debt is Rs.1.08 Lakh crores and Reliance Jio’s debt is Rs.2.2 Lakh crores.

 

It is reported wrongly in the Media  that the State owned PSU BSNL’s accumulated Loss is Rs.90,000 Crs and is likely to be closed.  But the accumulated loss of BSNL is Rs.32000 Crs only. BSNL is formed on the Specific Agenda of the Govt. of India as per National Telecom Policy-1999 to provide world class Telecom Services in the NE Region/Rural/Hilly/Far flung/Tribal area at an affordable rates.

 

BSNL has earned profit up to the F.Y.2008-09. During the F.Y 2004-05, BSNL earned profit to the tune of Rs.10,000. However, the Central Govt. has not allowed BSNL to procure equipments for 7 years for the expansion of its Mobile Net work. All the tenders floated by BSNL were cancelled one after another, which has severely affected the BSNL’s growth and revenue. Despite the sabotage, BSNL started making Operational Profit in the F.Y 2014-15, 2015-16 and till the F.Y 2016-17 to the tune of Rs.3880Crs. Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri.Narendra Modi ji has acknowledged with pride in his Independence Day Speech during August 2015 that BSNL had started Operational profit.

 

But the Policy makers TRAI has allowed predatory pricing of Reliance-Jio from September 2016 and free services of Reliance-Jio for 6 months, violating the norms affected the BSNL Revenue created heavy tariff war in Telecom Sector of India. Many Telecom operators were forced to wind up their business and some operators merged together. At present only five telecom operators are there in our country ie. BSNL, MTNL, Reliance- Jio, Airtel and Vodafone-IDEA. These Telecom operators are also facing revenue loss.

 

The Access Deficit Charges paid to BSNL at the rate of Rs.2000 per annum towards the Rural Deficit charges for the Services in the NE Region/Rural/Hilly/Far flung/Tribal area was withdrawn on the basis of TRAI recommendations from July 2011 onwards. BSNL’s reserves were exhausted by paying Rs.18, 500 Crs. for 3G Spectrum and BWA Spectrum charges on the highest bidding charges to DoT. 4G Spectrum to BSNL has not yet been allotted for the last 2-years which is a must for BSNL to exist in the Telecom Sector. These are reasons for BSNL making continuous Losses whereas it was reported in the Media that due to Employees cost to the tune of 65% is the reasons for the continuous losses of BSNL and the Employees cost of other  Private Telcom Service Providers are 2% to 5%. But if we analyses the  First quarter loss of BSNL and other Telecom Service Providers, we will come to a conclusion that the Employees cost is not the main reason for the losses of BSNL since  per day loss of BSNL is 39 Crs, and  per day loss of other Private Telecom Service Providers are more than 53Crs. Even during the F.Y 2004-05, BSNL earned profit to the tune of Rs.10,000 with a staff of strength of 3 Lakhs. It is to be noted that BSNL is among the least loss-making entities in the Telecom Sector. With aggressive pricing, all telecom operators are experiencing more losses than before. Hence in a planned manner misleading information about BSNL is appearing in the Media which drastically affected the image of the BSNL among the Customers and Public.

 

Com.GS also explained in detail about the proposed Revival Package ad the merits and demerits of proposed VRS

 

He further mentioned that as per the decision of the 6th AIC, AIBSNLEA will strongly oppose the roll out of Retirement Age from 60 years to 58 years which is  in violation of Absorption Terms and Conditions of BSNLEmployees and against the Assurance given  by the Union Cabinet in the year 2000 and threat to  Job security and he told that AIBSNLEA requested the Govt.to  Honour the commitments given by the Union Cabinet in the year 2000, to ensure BSNL’s financial viability and extend immediate financial support to BSNL, for the maintenance of the Services and extend Soft loan to BSNL for it’s Capital Expenditure.      

                                                                                             

Com. GS also briefed about the HR issues and achievements of the AIBSNLEA. He explained the status of various CPCs in Engineering and Finance wing,  CPCs in Civil/Electrical/TF wing, DE(T) to DGM(T) Promotion, Utilization of 336 IMT Internal quota posts of CAOs, various Court Cases, Standard Pay Scale status, CPSU cadre hierarchy issue, restructuring of AD(OL), E1+5increment,  Extension of FR22(I)(a)(1) to Offg.JTOs, SDE RR, CPSU cadre Hierarchy, Superannuation benefits of DRs, , AD(OL) case of pay equivalent to SDE/AO, Rule 8 transfers, the issues of PA/PS etc., PPS Post creation in field units etc., He mentioned that AIBSNLEA is very much concerned about the HR issues and will definitely achieve the desired results, but at the same time he also requested all the Executives to achieve the Targets given by the BSNL Management with the available sources and retain the existing Customers and maximize the Revenue and provide Best Services to the Customers and increase the revenue.
Com Abdul Salam Vice President delivered Vote of thanks.

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07.08.2019: GS writes to

(1)The PGM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office regarding

(a) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Account officer

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

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

(d)Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of AGM

(e)Representation received from Shri  Puran Chand Thappa (AGM/DE) HR No. 199503858  regarding   Correction in Seniority list no. 8 of SDE of TES Group B

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06.08.2019:  GS writes to The PGM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office regarding

(i)  Request transfer in respect of JAO under Rule- 9 from MH circle to NTP Jodhpur-

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(ii) Request for Deputation in other Deptt./ Commission/ Authority in the cadre of PA/PS – Case of Sh Dharamvir Sharma, PA and Sh. Jai Bhagwan, PA from HRT Circle-

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06.08.2019:  BSNL Corporate Office issued request transfer & postings orders in the grade of Accounts Officers.........<<<<Click here for orders>>>

06.08.2019:  BSNL's/ DoT's News in Media

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02.08.2019:  BSNL's/ DoT's News in Media

(i) BSNL-MTNL revival plan: DoT expects Cabinet nod by month-end........<<<<<Click here for detail news>>>>

02.08.2019: AUAB calls on to organise Lunch Hour Demonstrations and Gate Meetings on 07-08-2019: A meeting of the AUAB was held yesterday the 01.08.2019, at NFTE’s office, New Delhi. The meeting was presided over by Com. S. Sivakumar, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA. General Secretaries / Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA, BSNL MS, BSNL ATM, TEPU and BSNLOA attended. The meeting expressed it’s extreme unhappiness that the Unions and Associations of BSNL are being completely kept in the dark, with regards to the so called revival package of BSNL. The meeting also expressed it’s deep concern about the deterioration of BSNL’s services due to lack of working capital. The meeting took serious exception to the repressive measures being taken by the BSNL Management, to deny legitimate trade union activities in BSNL. After serious discussions, the meeting decided to organise countrywide lunch hour demonstrations and gate meetings on 07.08.2019, on the following demands:-

Demands:

>>>Honour the commitments given by the Union Cabinet in the year 2000, to ensure BSNL’s financial viability.
   (a) Extend immediate financial support to BSNL, for the maintenance of the services.
     (b) Extend soft loan to BSNL for it’s capital expenditures.
>>>Remove the total ban imposed on capital expenditure by BSNL. Allow field units to carry out capital expenditure, where revenue is assured.
>>>No retrenchment. Honour the commitment given on job security at the time of formation of BSNL.
>>>Stop repressive actions for even legitimate trade union activities.

All the Circle / District Secretaries of AIBSNLEA are requested to effectively organise the lunch hour demonstration and gate meeting, by coordinating with the other constituents of the AUAB.
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01.08.2019: AIBSNLEA Congratulated and Felicitated the New Secretary (Telecom)   Shri Anshu Prakash   on assuming the High Office of Secretary (Telecom)   :   

 

Com. Prahlad Rai, Chairman, AIBSNLEA & GS, AIRBSNLEWA and Com. S. Sivakumar, GS, AIBSNLEA Congratulated and felicitated new Secretary (Telecom) Shri Anshu Prakash on assuming the High Office of the Secretary (Telecom) today. On the issue of Revival of BSNL / MTNL Secretary (T) mentioned that DoT has finalized the Cabinet Memo and has been sent to all the concerned Nodal Ministries for comments during last week and after receiving the comments, it will be sent to the Cabinet for consideration and approval. The Salient features of the Cabinet Memo were confirmed by the Secretary (T) during discussion as under:-

1) 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL/MTNL: 4G Spectrum will be allocated to BSNL/MTNL.

2) VRS Package to BSNL/MTNL employees: VRS Package to BSNL/MTNL employees who are attaining the Age of 50 & above wherein they will get 25% more towards Ex- gratia and Ex-gratia will be paid in cash as detailed below.

a) The Employees opting VRS will get cash payment of Ex- gratia amount in single go or maximum 5 instalments on optional basis for availing Income Tax benefit.

b) The formula for VRS Package is (Ex-gratia+Pension) or 125% of the salary, whichever is less.

c) The Employees having 56 years of and having 4 years left out service will get full Salary benefits.  

d) Leave Encashment & Pension (without Commutation) will be paid at the time of VRS but the Gratuity and Commutation Value of Pension Payment will be deferred till they attain the age of Superannuation (i.e., 60 Years) or after 5 years. During the intervening period from the date of VRS to the date of attain the age of 60 Years, Employees will get interest @ 8% on their Gratuity amount.  

3) The roll out of age from 60 years to 58 years: After implementation of VRS, the roll out of age from 60 years to 58 years in respect of BSNL/MTNL employees will be effective from 01.01.2020.

4) Merger of BSNL & MTNL: The debts of BSNL/MTNL will be transferred to the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created for this purpose and after zero debt of both the Companies BSNL and MTNL will be merged. The Special Purpose Vehicle will take care of the Capital expenditure of the Company. 

5) Monetization of Assets of BSNL/MTNL: Monetization of Assets of BSNL/MTNL will be done by the respective PSUs in consultation with the Committee being formed with the approval of the Hon’ble MOC which will have DoT/BSNL/MTNL/DIPAM Officers and the funds will be utilized only for BSNL/MTNL.

6) Financial Support to BSNL: Financial Support will be given to BSNL towards the Maintenance Expenditure of Rural Exchanges.

July ‘2019 Salary disbursement to BSNL Employees: Secretary (T) further mentioned that Rs.500 Crs will be released to BSNL towards the Salary disbursement of July ‘ 2019.

We requested the Secretary(T) to consider the 3rd PRC fitment benefits to the BSNL Employees in the Revival Package and delinking of Pension Revision with the 3rd PRC as assured by him during the discussions had with him on 6th February’ 2019. Secretary (T) mentioned that at present Govt. is not ready for 3rd PRC fitment benefits. However, he mentioned that this issue will be considered separately after BSNL starts to turn around.

He appealed for extending our co-operation and support during this critical period.

31.07.2019: GS, AGS (Fin), FS & Advisor (HQ) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding

(A) Financial Support to BSNL:- We enquired about the immediate financial support to BSNL towards expenditure incurred for the maintenance of Rural Telephone Exchanges, Refund of Interest on BWA Spectrum Charges and refund of excess payment of Pension Contribution. CMD informed that since there is no budgetary support from Finance Ministry, DoT is not in a position to give any immediate finance support to BSNL.    

(B) Loan from Bank:- CMD BSNL mentioned that after the meeting of GMs of the scheduled Banks with the Secretary (T) on 22.07.2019 there is some progress in processing of Bank Loans and we are trying our best to disburse the Salary for the Month of July 2019 in the first week of August 2019.

31.07.2019: GS, AGS (Fin), FS & Advisor (HQ) met Director (Fin) BSNL Board and discussed regarding:-

 (A) Utilization of MT Quota 336 CAO Posts:  We appraised Director (Fin) regarding shortage of CAOs in BSNL as there are about 360 CAOs working against the total of 1347 and there is acute stagnation in Accounts Officers cadre and requested to arrange approval of the MC for utilization of 336 MT Quota CAO Posts to SCF quota for Ad-hoc promotions. We further mentioned that there is no financial implication in the CAO promotions. Director (Fin) mentioned that if there is no financial implication, the case will be discussed with CMD BSNL for clearance of the MC.

(B) Financial Condition of BSNL:- Director (Fin) mentioned that the revenue collection during the month has been utilized for the payments of GST, TDS, Interest to Bank Loans & EB bills etc. and there is no scope for the payment of the Salary for the Month of July from the Revenue Collections. However, he assured that we are trying our best to arrange the disbursement of Salary at the earliest.   

31.07.2019: GS, AGS(Fin), FS & Advisor (HQ) met Director (CM/HR) BSNL Board and discussed regarding:-

    (A) DE to DGM Promotion Orders- We requested to intervene in the matter  of promotion orders from DE/AGM(T) to DGM (T) as it has already been badly delayed. Director (CM/HR) immediately asked over phone to PGM (Pers) and directed him to take immediate action to get clearance from Honble Court Chandigarh for the early issuance of the promotion orders. However, we further requested to issue the DE to DGM promotion on ad-hoc basis since we have already submitted the Seniority list of TES Group- B to the Honble CAT Chandigarh and there is no interim injunction available in this regard. Director (HR) assured an early action in this regar

   (B) Utilization of MT Quota 336 CAO Posts:  We discussed Director (HR) regarding shortage of CAOs in BSNL as there are about 360 CAOs working against the total of 1347 and there is acute stagnation in Accounts Officers cadre and requested to give approval for utilization of 336 MT Quota CAO Posts to SCF quota for Ad-hoc promotions. Director (CM/HR) mentioned that promotions can be given subject to the condition that there will be no financial implication, since BSNL is facing heavy financial crunch. As the Management including CMD BSNL, Dir (CM/HR), Dir (Fin) & Dir (EB), all have joined BSNL Board recently and Dir (HR) assured that he will appraise the matter to all the Directors. However, the case is under submission and after discussion it will be approved

   (C)      Review the decision for the reversion of SDEs promoted in 2008 through LDCE conducted during 2007: We requested to review the decision for the reversion of SDEs promoted in 2008 through LDCE conducted during 2007, as per the judgment pronounced by the Madras High Court and allow them to continue to work as SDE Regular. We pleaded that as per the clarification issued by BSNL CO letter dated 16.04.2007, the JTOs have been permitted to appear the LDCE on 15.07.2007 and they have passed the LDCE and promoted as SDE in the year 2008. They are working as SDEs (Regular) for the past 11 years and their names are appearing in the DE Seniority list No 8 and they are waiting for the DE promotion very eagerly. We further mentioned that the Rule amended during the year 2013 can not be applied to the Exam conducted during 2007. After detailed discussions, Director (CM/HR) convinced by our submission and assured positive consideration.

     (D)     Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (T) :- We requested for the early issuance of transfer orders in the cadre of DGM (T) since they have completed more than two years and some of the Officers has attained the age of 59. Director (CM/HR) mentioned that the proposal sent to the competent authority & returned with some queries, the same will be replied shortly.

*(E) Consideration of Permission for Deputation: We requested to clear the pending requests of deputation cases. Director (CM/HR) mentioned that as per the instructions of CMD BSNL, the draft proposal for deputation has been prepared and submitted to the competent authority for consideration. However, some individual cases will be considered case by case.

   Further, Director (CM/HR) appealed that all the Associations and Unions,should come  forward for discussion with suggestions to manage the present financial crunch in  the BSNL and requested to sacrifice something for the early settlement of  the long pending  Electricity Bills, Contact Labour Bills etc.,  which will give the impact of revenue increase. He  further appealed for extending support during this critical period. We assured that the same will be discussed in the AUAB meeting scheduled to be held on 01.08.2019. 

    31.07.2019: Congratulations to retiring comrades. CHQ extends Best Wishes for all the comrades who retire today 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 BSNL as well as AIBSNLEA and congratulate you on your Superannuation on 31.07.2019.

31.07.2019: Status of Various Court Cases:

a) DE (T) to DGM (T) Promotion case:  DE (T)  to DGM(T) Promotion case in Honble CAT Chandigarh Posted for Next hearing on 30.8.2019. BSNL has filed an Urgent MA in Honble CAT Chandigarh for early hearing but could not be heard due to non-availability of Double Bench in CAT Chandigarh.

b) Withdrawal of Additional Increment in the same scale on functional promotion under EPP: DoT vide its letter dated 05.07.2017 withdraw additional Increment in the same scale on functional promotion under EPP. Against this, AIBSNLEA filed an OA in the Hon’ble PB CAT New Delhi for quashing the DoT’s order. Accordingly, Hon’ble PB CAT after hearing quashed the said order dated 05.07.2017. Even after that DoT continued to reduce the pension of the BSNL retiree executives, against the DoT arbitrary action & not honored the PB CAT orders, AIBSNLEA has filed a Contempt Petition in the Hon’ble PB CAT New Delhi. Thereafter DoT stopped reducing the pension / revising the Pay fixation by obtaining an under taking from the retiring executives. Simultaneously, DoT has filed Writ Petition in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi wherein AIBSNLEA has filed a caveat. The case was heard and posted for Next hearing on 12.09.2019.

c) AO to CAO Promotion Case: AO to CAO Promotion Case in respect of Shri Prakash Vir Vs BSNL came up for hearing in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh on 29.07.2019. Due to Advocate’s Strike in Chandigarh, no Advocate either of Applicant side or BSNL side (Respondent) was appeared in the CAT and the Case adjourned for Next hearing on 18.11.2019. As per the instructions of AIBSNLEA CHQ, Com. Ashok Sharma, Circle President Punjab Circle was present in the Court.

d) (i) AO to CAO Status Quo case: Shri Anupam Yadav Vs BSNL case came up for hearing in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh on 15.7.2019 and posted for Next hearing on 29.8.2019.

(ii) BSNL filed a Writ petition in the Hon’ble High Court Chandigarh in the above Status Quo case. The case is posted for hearing today on 31.7.2019. Due to Advocate’s Strike in Chandigarh, the Case adjourned for Next hearing on 17.9.2019.

f) FR.22(1) (a) (i) Pay Fixation Case of Officiating JTOs: The Next date of hearing of FR. 22(1) (a) (i) Pay Fixation Case of Officiating JTOs (AIBSNLEA Vs BSNL) in PB CAT New Delhi  is posted for 12.9.2019.

g) JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotion: The Review Petition filed by the BSNL for the JTO to SDE Promotion case in the Hon’ble High Court Ernakulum came up for final hearing on 20.6.2019. From BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi DGM (Pers.-SM) and AGM (Pers.-Legal) were deputed to Ernakulum. Senior Lawyer from New Delhi argued the case on behalf of BSNL. Arguments were completed and the Judgement is reserved. The proceedings on the Contempt Petition are stayed till the Judgement is delivered.

h) SDE(T) to DE(T) Promotion Contempt case: SDE(T) to DE(T) Promotion Contempt Petition case in the Hon’ble High Court Chandigarh has posted for Next hearing on 17.9.2019. The Main OA is also pending and posted for Next date on 14.10.2019.

31.07.2019: GS writes to Shri P K Purwar, CMD, BSNL regarding  request for review the decision for the reversion of SDEs promoted in 2008 through LDCE conducted during 2007<<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

30.07.2019: GS writes to Shri P K Purwar, CMD, BSNL regarding  Utilization of 50% MT Internal Quota Posts in Accounts Wing to the Seniority Quota Posts of CAOs for giving promotions on adhoc basis in view of acute stagnation in the Cadre of Accounts Officers – our submissions regarding

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30.07.2019: GS, AGS (Fin), FS & Advisor (HQ) met with PGM (Pers) and discussed regarding

(A) DE to DGM Promotion Orders- We requested to issue the promotion orders from DE/AGM(T) to DGM (T). We expressed our serious concern against non filling up of the vacant DGM (T) posts on the pretext of pending court case i.e. Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh and we requested to kindly take a decision in this matter at the earliest. PGM (Pers) mentioned that efforts are being made to get the directions from Hon’ble Court and promotion orders will be issued on receipt of the directions from the court. However, we further requested to issue the DE to DGM promotion on ad-hoc basis since we have already submitted the Seniority list of TES Group- B to the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh and there is no interim injunction available in this regard.

(B)CAO to DGM (F) Promotion:- We requested to issue the promotion orders from CAO to DGM (Fin). PGM (Pers) informed that the APAR and VCs have been called for for all the eligible CAOs and the promotion orders will be issued shortly

(C) Utilization of MT Quota 336 CAO Posts:  We requested for the approval of BSNL Management Committee for utilization of 336 MT Quota CAO Posts to SCF quota for Ad-hoc promotions to CAOs. PGM (Pers) mentioned that as the Management including CMD BSNL, Dir (CM/HR), Dir (Fin) & Dir (EB), all have joined BSNL Board recently and the MC has to appraise this matter. However, the case is under submission and after discussion it will be approved

(D)     Regularization of the date of Promotion of AGMs/DEs as 29.6.2018: We requested for the regularization of the date of Promotion of AGMs/DEs as 29.6.2018 irrespective of their date of joining duty and extension of subsequent benefits if any with respect to the date of Promotion on 29.6.2018 pursuant to the instructions contained in AGM (Pers.I) BSNL CO, New Delhi Letter dated 4.7.2018, 5.7.2018 & 6.7.2018. In this regard we informed that AIBSNLEA has written a letter to the GM (Pers) on 03.10.2018 along with the Clarification sought by the CGM Kerala Circle on 27.7.2018 but till date no clarification was issued by the Pers. Branch of the BSNL Corporate Office to Kerala Circle or other Circles. After detailed discussion PGM (Pers) assured to issue the clarification shortly.

(E)      Reversion of SDEs promoted in 2008 through LDCE conducted during 2007: We requested to stop the proposed move of reversion of SDEs promoted in 2008 through LDCE conducted during 2007 as per the judgment pronounced by the Madras High Court. We pleaded that as per the clarification issued by BSNL CO letter dated 16.04.2007, the JTOs have been permitted to appear the LDCE on 15.07.2007 and they have passed the LDCE and promoted as SDE in the year 2008. They are working as SDEs (Regular) for the past 11 years and their names are appearing in the DE Seniority list No 8 and they are waiting for the DE promotion very eagerly. We also argued that the rule amended during the year 2013 can not be applied to the exam conducted during 2007. After detailed discussions, PGM (Pers) has been convinced and assured to look into the matter and considered positively.  

(F)      Allowing one more chance for appearing online examination in respect of EPP:- We requested for the early issuance of orders allowing one more chance for appearing online examination in respect of EPP. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that necessary guidelines in this regard will be issued from Pers. Branch shortly.

(G)     Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (Engg) :- We requested for the early issuance of transfer orders in the cadre of DGM (Engg) since they have completed more than two years and some of the Officers has attained the age of 59. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that the proposal has been sent to the competent authority and waiting for approval. On receipt of the same, the orders will be issued.

(H)     Request transfers in the cadre of Accounts Officers: We requested for the early issuance of transfer orders in the cadre of Accounts Officers since they have completed more than two years. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that the proposal is under submission to the competent authority for approval and orders will be issued shortly.

(I)       Request transfer in the cadre of DE/CAO/SDE: We requested PGM (Pers) to consider request transfer cases on Medical and Immunity Grounds. PGM (Pers) assured to look in the matter.

(J)      Consideration of Permission for Deputation: We requested to clear the pending request of deputation cases in the cadre of PA/PS, SDE/AO, SDE(T/E/C) and JTO(T/C/E). PGM (Pers) mentioned that as per the instructions of CMD BSNL, the request for deputation cases are kept pending. Earlier these were cleared on case to case basis as per discretion, but now one policy is required to be framed for the same. PGM (Pers) further advised to take up the issued with CMD BSNL.

29.07.2019: REVIVAL OF BSNL & MTNL :  It is reliably learnt that DoT has finalized a revised Cabinet Memo for the Revival of BSNL and MTNL on the basis of the Group of Ministers recommendation  and the same was approved by the Hon’ble MOC. The Cabinet Memo has been sent to all the concerned Nodal Ministries for comments and will finally be sent to the Cabinet for consideration and approval. The Salient features of the Cabinet Memo are:-

1) VRS Package to BSNL/MTNL employees: VRS Package to BSNL/MTNL employees who are attaining the Age of 50 & above wherein they will get 25% more than the Gujarat Model towards Ex- gratia and Ex-gratia will be paid in cash as detailed below.

a) The Employees opting VRS will get cash payment of Ex- gratia amount in single go or maximum 5 instalments on optional basis for availing

Income Tax benefit.
b) The formula for VRS Package is (Ex-gratia+Pension) or 125% of the salary, whichever is less.

c) The Employees having 40 months Service left will get full Salary benefits.  

d) Leave Encashment & Pension (without Commutation) will be paid at the time of VR but the Gratuity and Commutation Value of Pension Payment will be deferred till they attain the age of Superannuation (i.e., 60 Years) or after 5 years. During the intervening period from the date of VR to the date of attain the age of 60 Years, Employees will get interest @ 8% on their Gratuity amount.  

e) The Ex-gratia amount for VRS will be paid by BSNL/MTNL by issuing of Bonds on the basis of the Sovereign guarantee given by the Govt. of India. 50% of interest liability on bonds will be born by Govt.

 Through this process, Govt. will ensure reduction of about 70% staff.

 

2) The roll out of age from 60 years to 58 years: After implementation of VRS, the roll out of age from 60 years to 58 years in respect of BSNL/MTNL employees will be effective from 01.01.2020.

 

3) 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL/MTNL: Rs.14,000 and Rs.7,000 crs +GST  will be borne by the Govt for 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL/MTNL.

 

4) Merger of BSNL & MTNL: The debts of BSNL/MTNL will be transferred to the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created for this purpose and after zero debt of both the Companies BSNL and MTNL will be merged. The Special Purpose Vehicle will take care of the Capital expenditure of the Company. The Debt/Loan of BSNL as on date Rs.19000 Crs and anticipated Debt/Loan to the tune of Rs.4000 Crs. will  be taken over by the  Special Purpose Vehicle with equivalent Land parcels.

 

5) Monetization of Assets of BSNL/MTNL: Monetization of Assets of BSNL/MTNL will be done by the respective PSUs in consultation with the Committee being formed with the approval of the Hon’ble MOC which will have DoT/BSNL/MTNL/DIPAM Officers and the funds will be utilized only for BSNL/MTNL.

 

But DoT has not invited the Recognised Associations and Unions of BSNL who are the equally Stake holders of the Company for discussing about the Revival Plan of BSNL , even though AIBSNLEA as well as AUAB have written the letters to the Hon’ble MoC for inviting us for discussions regarding the Revival Package. However, keeping in view the present scenario & above developments, AUAB has decided to conduct the meeting on 01.08.2019 to discuss about the future course of action.

 

AIBSNLEA will strongly oppose the roll out of Retirement Age from 60 years to 58 years which is in violation of Absorption terms and conditions of BSNL Employees and threat to Job Security.

29.07.2019:  Resolutions Passed in the 6th AIC at Vijayawada from 14.7.2019 to 16.7.2019

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29.07.2019:  GS writes to

(i)The PGM (Pers.),BSNL Corporate Office regarding

(a) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Account officer

(b)Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of AGM/DE–

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(ii)The Sr. General Manager (Estt.),BSNL Corporate Office regarding

(a) Deduction of Premium towards GTI (Group Term Insurance)- Withdrawal from the Scheme

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(iii)The CGM (EW),BSNL Corporate Office regarding

(a)Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of E.E (E)

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(iv) The CGM (BBNW), Broad Band Net Works Circle  CTS Compound, Netaji Nagar regarding

(a)     Request for change of place of posting in the cadre of SDE

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26.07.2019:  BSNL's/ DoT's News in Media

(i) BSNL, MTNL continue to be prominent telecom players: Shamrao Dhotre........<<<<<Click here for detail news>>>>

26.07.2019: Meeting with DGM (Pers.): GS, President, AGS (Fin), Advisor (HQ), OS(W) and CS Gujarat Circle met DGM (Pers.) and discussed regarding :-

A) Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (Engg) :- We requested for the early issuance of transfer orders in the cadre of DGM (Engg) since they have completed more than two years and some of the Officers has attained the age of 59. DGM(Pers.) mentioned that the proposal has been sent to the competent authority for approval. On receipt of the same, the orders will be issued.

B) Request transfers in the cadre of Accounts Officers: We requested for the early issuance of transfer orders in the cadre of Accounts Officers since they have completed more than two years. DGM (Pers.) mentioned that the proposal has been sent to the competent authority for approval and assured that the orders will be issued shortly.

C) Request transfers in the cadre of DE: We requested for the early issuance of transfer orders in the cadre of DE since they have completed more than two years.

DGM (Pers.) informed that at present there are excess executives working in most of the Telecom Circles, but before taking any action it is decided to verify the same from concerned Circles and after reviewing the position, request transfers will be considered.

D) Modification of transfer orders in the cadre of SDE:- We requested modification/cancellation of some transfer orders in the cadre of SDE. DGM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(E) Utilization of MT Quota 336 CAO Posts:  We requested for the approval of BSNL Management Committee for utilization of 336 MT Quota CAO Posts for Ad-hoc promotions. DGM (Pers.) informed that the case is under process and being submitted for the approval of the competent authority.

(F) CAO to DGM (F) Promotion:- We requested to issue the promotion orders from CAO to DGM (Fin). DGM (Pers) informed that the DPC work is under process.

26.07.2019: Meeting with CGM (BBNW): Chairman, GS, President, AGS (Engg) and OS (W) met CGM (BBNW) and discussed regarding modification of transfer orders in the cadre of SDE. CGM (BBNW) advised the OS (West) and CS, Maharashtra Circle to take up the issue with GM (BBNW), Pune. We requested the CGM (BBNW) to consider the cases on humanitarian grounds. CGM (BBNW) assured to look into the matter.
26.07.2019: Meeting with CGM (EW): GS, President, AGS and OS (W) met CGM (BW) and discussed regarding modification of transfer orders in the cadre of SDE(E) and request transfer in the cadre of EE(E). CGM (EW) assured to look into the matter.
26.07.2019: Meeting with GM(Training): Chairman, GS, President, AGS (Fin) OS (W) and Advisor(HQ) met GM(Training) and discussed regarding

A) Refund of Wrongly deducted GTI amount: GM(Training) informed as per the Committee recommendation refund proposal has been sent to LIC through Sr.GM(Estt) and refund will be made by the LIC very shortly.

B) Allowing one more chance for appearing online examination in respect of EPP:- We requested for the early issuance of orders allowing one more chance for appearing online examination in respect of EPP. GM (Trg.) assured after the receipt of guidelines from the Pers. Branch, order would be issued.

24.07.2019: Meeting of Newly elected CHQ Office bearers with PGM (Pers): Com. Prahlad Rai, our newly elected Chairman & Outgoing GS introduced the newly elected CHQ Office Bearers, Com. Subhasis Mitra, President, Com.S.Sivakumar, General Secretary, Com. S.K. Hiremath AGS (Engg), Com. Rajpal Sharma, AGS (Fin), Com. V.B. Pawar AGS (C/E/TF/A), Com. Ramnath Chhabra FS, Com. Devesh Sharma OS (North), Com. A.G. Joshi OS (West) & Com. Dinesh Kumar, Adviser (HQ) to the PGM(Pers). PGM(Pers) congratulated all the newly elected CHQ Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA and thanked for invited him for our 6th AIC Open Session held on 15.07.2019 as he want to join Open Session, but could not attend due to some unavoidable official work. We discussed regarding:

(A) DE to DGM Promotion:- We requested to issue promotion orders from DE to DGM as it is pending for past six months. He mentioned that due to Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT Court directions, BSNL has filed MA in Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh for early hearing but could not heard due to non availability of Double Bench in CAT Chandigarh. He further mentioned that he is personally monitoring the case for getting the directions from the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh and if the Hon’ble CAT will not heard early, BSNL will go to Hon’ble High Court Chandigarh for relief, so that promotion orders can be released early.

(B) CAO to DGM (F) Promotion:- We requested to issue the promotion orders from CAO to DGM (Fin). PGM (Pers) informed that the DPC work is under process and the promotion orders will be issued shortly.

(C) Transfer to Hard Tenure stations:- PGM (Pers) informed that at present there are excess executives working in Hard Tenure Circles like J&K, NE-II, Assam, but before taking any action it is decided to verify the same from concerned Circles and after reviewing the position, necessary action for cancellation/ change of transfer orders will take place.

(D) Implementation of Rule 206:- We requested to implement the Hon’ble Supreme Court Court Orders in its true spirit to avoid further litigations/ delay/ contempt cases. PGM (Pers) informed that Pers section is on the job and tried to implement it as per Legal/ASG advice at the earliest.

(E) Request transfer cases:- PGM (Pers) assured to take up all pending request transfer cases of SDE/AOs, DE/CAOs and DGMs upto 30th June’2019 as far as possible to accommodate them as per their requests on ‘Own Cost’ basis.

(F) Conversion of WB/ Bihar circles into Soft Tenure Circles:- We requested to convert West Bengal and Bihar Circles into Soft Tenure stations so that shortage of staff in these Circles can be managed. PGM (Pers) assured to look into the matter as per policy/ requirement.

(G) Utilization of MT Quota 336 CAO Posts:  We requested for the approval of BSNL Management Committee for utilization of 336 MT Quota CAO Posts for Ad-hoc promotions. PGM(Pers) informed that the case is under process and being submitted for the approval.

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24.07.2019: Meeting with GM (TF):- The CHQ Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA newly elected in 6th AIC at Vijaywada, available at New Delhi, met GM (TF) today under the leadership of Com. S. Sivakumar, General Secretary and Com. Subhasis Mitra All India President of AIBSNLEA. On introduction of the New Team, GM (TF) congratulated the newly elected CHQ OBs of AIBSNLEA and discussed regarding:

(A) Release of funds to Telecom Factories:- We discussed about arrange the sufficient funds for procuring raw materials from IOCL for the production of HDPE PLB Ducts for BBNL/ NFS Projects and for the requirement of various Circles since Telecom Factories are getting profit margin about 15 to 20% and pending supply orders to the tune of Rs.600 crore is available at all the Telecom Factories. GM (TF) assured to look into the matter and also requested us to take up the issue with CMD BSNL and Director (Fin) for arranging required funds for this revenue earning job work.

(B) DPC for JTO to SDE and SDE to DE:- We requested to conduct CPCs as there are certain vacancies pending and eligible Executives are also available. Sr.GM (TF) informed that APARs have already been called for the conduct of the CPCs and assured that the CPC will be conducted very shortly.

24.07.2019:  Introductory meeting of Newly elected CHQ Office bearers with CMD BSNL: Com. Prahlad Rai, our newly elected Chairman and Outgoing GS introduced the newly elected CHQ Office Bearers, Com. Subhasis Mitra, President, Com. S. Sivakumar, General Secretary, Com. S.K. Hiremath AGS (Engg), Com. Rajpal Sharma, AGS (Fin), Com. V.B. Pawar AGS (C/E/TF/A), Com. Ramnath Chhabra FS, Com. Devesh Sharma OS (North), Com. A.G. Joshi OS (West) & Com. Dinesh Kumar, Adviser (HQ) to the CMD BSNL. CMD BSNL greeted all the newly elected CHQ Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA and requested us both BSNL Management and Association should work together to bring the BSNL to its original primitive glory. We assured that the members of AIBSNLEA are working hard for the betterment of BSNL. We presented Shawl and 6th AIC Memento to the CMD BSNL and discussed regarding:-

(A) Immediate Financial Support to BSNL from DoT/ Govt of India:- We requested to take up the issue of refund of excess payment of Pension Contribution from the Minstry of Expenditure to the tune of Rs.2500 crores and compensation for the annual maintenance expenditure of Rural Telephone Exchanges to the tune of Rs.19000 crore from DoT. We also requested to take up the issue of refund of BWA Spectrum Charges and other dues from DoT to BSNL. CMD mentioned that we have already written a letter to DoT for all the above said payments.

(B) Soft Loan from DoT/ Bank:- CMD mentioned that as per his request, the Secretary (Telecom) has conducted meeting with the Bankers and requested to support BSNL by granting soft loans.

(C) Release of funds for Electricity bills etc.:- We requested CMD for achieving the various targets given by the BSNL Management and retaining of the existing customers and maintenance of services, small amount of fund has to be released towards Electricity bills, Hiring Vehicles bills and Mtce. bills. CMD mentioned that already he has discussed with Director (Finance) and funds are being released for Electricity bills.

(D) Release of funds to Telecom Factories:- We requested CMD BSNL to release sufficient funds for procuring raw materials from IOCL for the production of HDPE PLB Ducts for BBNL/ NFS Projects and for the requirement of various Circles since TF is getting profit margin about 15 to 20% and pending supply orders to the tune of Rs.600 crore is available at all the Telecom Factories.

(E) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: We requested CMD BSNL for his kind intervention for getting clearance from the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh for DE to DGM promotion. CMD assured to look into the matter.

(F) Utilization of MT Quota 336 CAO Posts:  We requested CMD for the approval of BSNL Management Committee for utilization of 336 MT Quota CAO Posts for Ad-hoc promotions. CMD assured to look into the matter.

(G) 3G SIMs Compatibility:- In the field units 4G SIMs were issued with the existing 3G Network. The Customers are not getting 3G Network wherever conversion of 3G to 4G has been taken place and they have to purchase of 4G Handset for the cost of Rs.15000/- This will burden the customers. By adopting the method of conversion of 3G to 4G is not at all beneficial to BSNL & Customers. This has drastically affecting the revenue of BSNL. We suggested that 3G may not be diverted so as to retain the existing customers and avoiding MNP. CMD appreciated our concern and assured to look in to the matter in the interest of BSNL.

The meeting lasted for more than one hour.

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24.07.2019:  Meeting of Newly elected CHQ Office bearers with Director (CM/HR) BSNL Board: Com. Prahlad Rai, our newly elected Chairman & Outgoing GS introduced the newly elected CHQ Office Bearers, Com. Subhasis Mitra, President, Com. S. Sivakumar, General Secretary, Com. S.K. Hiremath AGS (Engg), Com/ Rajpal Sharma, AGS (Fin), Com. V.B. Pawar AGS (C/E/TF/A), Com. Ramnath Chhabra FS, Com. Devesh Sharma OS (North), Com. A.G. Joshi OS (West) & Com. Dinesh Kumar, Adviser (HQ) to the Director (CM/HR). Director (CM/HR) congratulated all the newly elected CHQ Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA. We discussed regarding:-

(A) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: We requested Dir (CM/HR) to expedite DE to DGM promotions. Dir (HR) informed that an urgent MA has been filed as requested by AIBSNLEA to expedite the settlement of the issue immediately and PGM (Pers) is pursuing the case for early issuance of the promotion orders.

(B) Utilization of MT Quota 336 CAO Posts:  We requested Dir (CM/HR) for the approval of BSNL Management Committee for utilization of 336 MT Quota CAO Posts for Ad-hoc promotions. Dir (CM/HR) informed that the case is under process and being submitted for the approval.

(C) Achieving of targets given by the BSNL Management:- We requested Dir (CM/HR) for achieving the various targets given by the BSNL Management and retaining of the existing customers/ maintenance of services, small lots of funds it is required to release the funds towards Electricity bills, Hiring Vehicles bills and Mtce. and Labour Contractors bills etc. Dir (CM/HR) mentioned that funds are being released for Electricity bills as per the directions of CMD BSNL.

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24.07.2019:  Meeting of Newly elected CHQ Office bearers with Director (Fin) BSNL Board: Com. Prahlad Rai, our newly elected Chairman & Outgoing GS introduced the newly elected CHQ Office Bearers, Com. Subhasis Mitra, President, Com. S. Sivakumar, General Secretary, Com. S.K. Hiremath AGS (Engg), Com/ Rajpal, AGS (Fin), Com. V.B. Pawar AGS (C/E/TF/A), Com. Ram Nath FS, Com. Devesh Sharma OS (North), Com. A.G. Joshi OS (West) & Com. Dinesh Kumar Adviser (HQ) to the Director (Fin). Director (Fin) congratulated all the newly elected CHQ Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA. We discussed regarding:-

(A) Immediate Financial Support to BSNL from DoT:- We requested to take up the issue of refund of excess payment of Pension Contribution from the Department of Expenditure to the tune of Rs.2500 crores and compensation for the annual maintenance expenditure Rural Telephone Exchanges of to the tune of Rs.19000 crore from DoT. We also requested to take up the issue of refund of BWA Spectrum Charges and other dues from DoT to BSNL. Dir (F) mentioned that we have already taken up with DoT in respect of all the above issues.

(B) Achieving of targets given by the BSNL Management:- We requested Dir (Fin) for achieving the various targets given by the BSNL Management and retaining of the existing customers/ maintenance of services, small lots of funds is required to be released towards Electricity bills, Hiring Vehicles bills and Mtce. and Labour Contractors bills etc. Dir (Fin) mentioned that funds are being released for Electricity bills as per the directions of CMD BSNL.

(C) Space Audit:- Dir (Fin) informed that Space Audit of BSNL Buildings is required so that the unutilized vacant space can be used for rental purpose.

(D) Utilization of MT Quota 336 CAO Posts:  We requested Dir (CM/HR) for the approval of BSNL Management Committee for utilization of 336 MT Quota CAO Posts for Ad-hoc promotions. Dir (CM/HR) informed that the case is under process and being submitted for the approval.

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24.07.2019:  BSNL's/ DoT's News in Media

(i) Modi-government appoints Anshu Prakash as new telecom secretary....<<<Click here for detailed news>>>>      <<<ACC Minutes>>>

23.07.2019:  BSNL Corporate issued instructions regarding guidelines for incurring Capital Expenditure in Enterprise Business Segment-<<<Click here for order>>>

23.07.2019:  <<<<Click here for order for extension of date of filing of Income tax returns to 31st August, 2019>>>
23.07.2019:  Today Com. S.SIVAKUMAR assumed as GS AIBSNLEA in the Association Office, New Delhi in the presence of our beloved Chairman Com. Prahlad Rai, President CHQ, AGS(HQ), AGS(Fin.),  FS, OS(NORTH) & ADVISOR(HQs).

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23.07.2019:  Request transfer orders issued in the grade of AOs.<<<Click here for the order>>>
23.07.2019:  Due to consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA CAO to DGM (Fin) DPC work has been initiated .The eligibility list of 24 CAOs is published.<<<Click here for Letter>>>
22.07.2019: 

(i) <<<Click here for the Glimpses of 6th AIC of AIBSNLEA held at Vijayawada on dated 14th July, 2019 >>>>

(ii) <<<Click here for the Glimpses of 6th AIC of AIBSNLEA held at Vijayawada on dated 15th July & 16th July, 2019- Open Session>>>>

...................Courtesy by Sh. M.K.Meena, OS(North), Rajasthan Circle

22.07.2019: 

Dear Comrades!

Really I feel very proud for getting  elected me unanimously as the GS of mighty AIBSNLEA. I extend my sincere gratitude and thanks to all the Delegates and members having faith on me and my abilities to face the challenges in the present Scenario.

I will strive hard to satisfy all the Executive of various Disciplines and try to achieve the dreams and visions of them including Promotions,3rd PRC, Pension Revision and other pending HR issues along with my CHQ Team through negotiation with the BSNL Management and the Central Govt.

In addition to that we have to work hard with available resources to retain the existing Customers, giving new LL connections, aggressive Marketing by selling of SIMs, outstanding collection, increasing of FTTH connections , more concentration on EB revenue to make the BSNL to regain its original and Primitive glory and move forward by upholding the banner of BSNL  high.

Thank you Comrades.

22.07.2019:  BSNL's/ DoT's News in Media

(i) BSNL revival: Govt readies Rs 74,000 crore plan for bleeding telco.....<<<Click here for detail news>>>

19.07.2019:  BSNL's/ DoT's News in Media

(i) Department of Telecommunications reaches out to FinMin for sectoral relief package....... <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

20.07.2019:  <<<Click here for Key Note Address delivered by Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary in the Open Session of 6th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA held on 15th July 2019 at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh >>>>>

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19.07.2019:  BSNL's News in Media

(i) Amit Shah-headed GoM discusses VRS scheme for BSNL, MTNL employees <<<Click here for derail news>>>

19.07.2019:  DO letter of CMD BSNL to CGM Telecom Circle/ District <<<<Click here for DO letter>>>

18.07.2019:  MINUTES OF THE OPEN SESSION HELD ON 15.07.2019 on the occasion of 6th All India Conference at Vijayawada:

An open session of the AIBSNLEA was held on 15.07.2019 on the occasion of its 6th AIC at Vijayawada from 14.7.2019 to 16.7.2019. The function was commenced with an inaugural song by the local members.

The dignitaries on the dias were Hon’ble Chief Guest Shri Sheetla Prasad, Director (CM & HR), BSNL C.O., Shri A Purnachandra Rao, CGMT, AP Circle, Guest of Honour, Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), BSNL C.O, Guest of Honour, Com S. Sivakumar, President, AIBSNLEA CHQ, Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA CHQ, Shri P. Abhimanyu, GS BSNLEU, Shri Chandeshwar Singh, GS NFTE, Shri Suresh Kumar, GS BSNLMS, Shri K. Sebastian, GS SNEA, Shri Fazil Ahmed, AGS AIGETOA, Shri R.C. Pandey, GS BTEU, Shri K.R. Yadav, GS TEAM, Shri V Subburaman, GS TEPU, Shri  Kamaraju CS A.P. FNTO, Shri A.K. Kaushik, Convenor, United Forum of MTNL Executives Assn. Delhi & Mumbai & Shri Kishan Singh, GS AIRBSNLEWA were felicitated by presenting with Bouquets and Mementos.

The function commenced by lighting the lamp by Shri Sheetla Prasad, Director (CM & HR), BSNL C.O. and other dignitaries.

Com. B.S. Reddy, AGS(Engg.), AIBSNLEA CHQ on behalf of the A.P. Telecom Circle AIBSNLEA welcomed one and all and invited the dignitaries on the dias.

Welcome address by Shri S. Sivakumar, President, AIBSNLEA CHQ: In his welcome address he mentioned that it is privileged to invite such dignitaries. He mentioned that the revenue of BSNL is decreased and the Annual salary expenses is equal to loss. He mentioned that due to the combined efforts of the Management and Unions & Associations Executives and Non Executives has started selling of SIMs in the Markets,Gardens, Railway Stations and Bus Stands etc., in the name of Service with Smile and Customer Delight Year and BSNL achieved operational profit during the F.Y. 2014-15, 2015-16 & 2016-2017. But due to the entry of the Reliance Jio with free service for 6 months and its predatory pricing BSNL has gone down with its revenue. He assured that the target given by the Director (CM) will be achieved and the works have already been started by the employees. He requested to allot some funds immediately to run the exchanges and even Kerala Circle has posted the loss due to non-availability of funds. Even more than lakhs of amount is spend for the day to day expenses by the executives due to the non-payment of Temporary Advance for the maintenance of the OFC and for attending Cable Faults etc. Due to non-availability of vehicles, our Executives are facing problems in field units, maintaining transmission Net work and for attending the faults and collection of outstanding which is drastically affecting our Revenue. He informed that more than Rs.3000 Crs are outstanding as on 31.3.2019 in EB Segment. Contract Laborers who are maintaining the Operations are not paid with wages for more than 6 months, Electricity bills are not paid. Due to the non payment of Electricity bills more than 3000 BTS and Exchanges were shut down. Hence immediate funds has to be released on priority basis. He also requested the Director (CM) to restore the abeyance orders issued for CAPEX expenses, POs/APOs and Capex Tender so as to increase the revenue for achieving the targets set by the BSNL Management. He, on behalf of the 20,000 Executives of AIBSNLEA assured to achieve the targets given by the Director(CM), BSNL Board with available resources but at the same time minimum amount of funds to be released for the above and to rejuvenate the BSNL. He welcomed one and all for the open session.

Keynote address by Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA CHQ: Com. Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA, CHQ thanked Shri Sheetla Prasad, Director (CM & HR), BSNL C.O., for attending the function despite of his busy schedule. He mentioned though assured to attend the meeting, CMD could not attend the function due to his busy schedule. He also welcomed Shri A Purnachandra Rao, CGMT, AP Circle for facilitating to conduct the AIC and attending the open session and Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), BSNL Corporate office who is the channel between the Association / Unions and BSNL management. He thanked all the veteran leader of various other sister associations and unions. He thanked the comrades of A.P. and Telangana for making wonderful arrangements for the AIC and Open Session. He also thanked various Officers and media for attending the session. He welcomed and thanked all the participants for attending the function.

Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA in his key note address mentioned that, it is indeed a matter of great pride and privilege for me to have such a distinguished gathering on the occasion of the Open Session of 6th All India Conference of the All India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Executives’ Association being held here in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh the “Business capital of Andhra Pradesh” located at the banks of the Krishna River. AIBSNLEA was formally launched on 1st May 2004 by integrating ten separate Associations which were earlier representing Group -‘B’ and promote source Group ‘A’ officers of different disciplines in the Department of Telecommunications. GS stated that, the members of AIBSNLEA belonging to various disciplines of BSNL i.e. Telecom Engineering, Telecom Finance & Accounts service, Telecom Civil, Electrical, Architectural Engineering and Telecom Factory Services, Telecom Personal Staff, Corporate Office Secretariat Staff, Telecom Official Language Officers etc., are playing the pivotal role in the development, maintenance and operation of Telecom. Our delegates in this AIC, who are the true representatives of plus 20,000 strong BSNL executives, have come to attend this AIC meeting from every nook & corner of the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Lakshadweep to Andaman & Nicobar. The members of AIBSNLEA have assembled here, to discuss and find out ways and means for all out growth of BSNL which gives us our daily bread and also discuss the issues to our career prospects. I am sure that the Financial Year 2019-20 will give us a ray of hope for BSNL turn around and to achieve its pristine glory.

He stated that at the time of formation of BSNL from a Govt. Department to a Corporate entity, BSNL faced unique challenges, in which serious doubts were raised about its capability to sustain productivity and profitability. But with true grit determination, dedication and sincerity, BSNL has belied these misconceptions and sustained its position upto FY 2008-09 but from the FY 2009-10, BSNL has made losses of Rs. 1823 Crs. in the F.Y 2009-10, Rs.6384 Crs. in the F.Y 2010-11, Rs. 8851 Crs. in the FY 2011-12, Rs. 7884 Crs. in the FY 2012-13, Rs. 7020 Crs. in the FY 2013-14 , Rs.8234 Crs. in the FY 2014-15, Rs. 4859 Crs. in the FY 2015-16, Rs. 4793 Crs. in the F.Y 2016-17, Rs.7993 Crs. in the F.Y 2017-18 and Rs.14202 Crs.(Un audited) in the F.Y 2018-19 respectively, this is a matter of serious concern for all of us.

GS stated that, India’s telecom network is the third largest in the world on the basis of the customer base and it has one of the lowest tariffs in the world enabled by hyper competition in the market. The total telephone connections as on 31.03.2019 are 1183.49 million, out of which 126.89 million are provided by BSNL. BSNL has been at 04th position as an operator with Market share of 10.72%. BSNL market share has been increased 10.58% to 10.72% during the month of March 2019 and increased from 10.26% to 10.72% during 2018-19 (up to 31.03.2019).

GS also stated that the present tele-density in the country is 86.94 % and total broadband connections as on 31.03.2019 are 18.42 million, out of which 9.21 million are provided by BSNL. BSNL have been at 1stposition as an operator with wire-line broadband market share of 50.00% as on 31.03.2019. BSNL market share has decreased from 50.14% to 50.00% during the month of March 2019. BSNL are also the leading service provider in fixed-line (with customer base of 11.16 million), Internet / Broadband and National Long distance Segment. BSNL is privileged to be the first service provider offering 3G Services to its customers. But, waiting now for the allocation of the 4G Spectrum.

GS pointed out that large number of disconnections of landline phones in the last few years is a matter of great concern to us. There is a need to overcome this problem sincerely and take corrective action. Broadband business can help us to bring back our landline customers and also retain our existing customers. BSNL has launched Wi-Fi hot spots, Fixed to Mobile convergence, International Wi-Fi services, Inmarsat services, Value added services like Digital wallet, Mobile TV and VSSD payment etc. BSNL has under taken projects like Bharatnet, NFS Army Network, LWE, Smart City etc.

GS stated that BSNL announced some major initiatives for the benefit of its valued costumers which include unlimited free night calling facility on land line phones from 10.30 PM to 6.00 AM, free incoming calls on roaming, services of BSNL Buzz and Speed pay etc. There is an opportunity to increase our revenue through these initiatives. This AIC may suggest methods for making more popular to these schemes and to reduce the operational cost, and stoppage of unwanted expenditures. In addition to the above has been implemented, BSNL need to improve our quality of service to not only to retain our customers but to attract new subscribers.

GS stated that AIBSNLEA is confident that under the leadership of Shri P.K Purwar Ji, CMD, BSNL, we will be achieving the targets set by the Govt. BSNL has installed Quality Telecom Network in the country & now focusing on improving it, expanding the network, introducing new telecom services with ICT applications in villages & winning customer's confidence. Today, it has about 36.42 million line basic telephone capacity, 7.13 million WLL capacity, 95.96 million GSM capacity, 34,727 fixed exchanges, 1,17,090 GSM BTSs, 9,594 CDMA Towers, 102 Satellite Stations, 7,73,976 RKm. of OFC, 4751 RKm. of microwave network connecting 646 districts, 4519cities/towns & 6.25 lakhs villages .

GS mentioned that BSNL is the only service provider, making focused efforts & planned initiatives to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in ICT sector. In fact there is no telecom operator in the country to beat its reach with its wide network giving services in every nook & corner of the country & operates across India except New Delhi & Mumbai. Whether it is inaccessible areas of Siachen glacier or North-Eastern regions of the country, BSNL serves its customers with a wide bouquet of telecom services namely Wireline, CDMA mobile, GSM mobile, Internet, Broadband, Carrier service, MPLS-VPN, VSAT, VoIP, IN Services, FTTH, etc.

GS mentioned that AIBSNLEA is holding its 6th AIC here at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh when big changes in Telecom Sector are in the offing. In the rapidly changing scenario in telecom, the regulatory regime and competition in telecom are a fait accompli. BSNL staff and officers are not afraid of competition. With all the constraints around, our colleagues in BSNL in all major cities and other places are facing competitions with exemplary courage. In a bid to fall in line with the International standards, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has proposed certain standards to be ensured for quality of service along with provision of imposing penalties, if the prescribed quality of service is not maintained, technological innovation, the rise of the customer-driven markets and regulatory actions are dictating new management styles. Now, there is pressure on us not only to increase DELs i.e. number of telephone connections but also to retain the customer base, especially the creamy layer by rendering quality service & good customer care.

GS pointed out that the Govt. based on TRAI recommendations, has completely phased out the Access Deficit Charges (ADC) by 30thSept 2008. It was assured that BSNL would be suitably compensated in the form of ADC for meeting the obligations in respect of rural telephony or other un-economic services but it has been withdrawn in 2008 and only Rs.6000 Crores in lieu of different activities as subsidy was paid to BSNL in F.Y. 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and this was also withdrawn in July, 2011. BSNL, the major service provider of universal services in rural, remote, in-accessible and hilly areas, provided reliable service connectivity across the country including ice-lands, should be fully compensated for the losses in providing these services from the USO fund.

GS mentioned that certain authorities in Govt. believe that Rural Operation of BSNL are in fact profitable. It is with this laughable and irresponsible attitude that recommendation of TRAI for paying a compensation of rural deficit charges not being paid to BSNL from the year 2013, whereas BSNL has been incurring the expenditure even with borrowing at high interest cost. Similarly, Rs. 18,500 Crs. were arbitrarily and in an unfair manner taken away from BSNL for 3G and BWA spectrum allocation.

He pointed out that BSNL has been requesting to DoT for financial support in order to make its wired line services/rural telephony financially viable by compensating the losses of Rs. 44,000 Crores incurred by BSNL due to difference in ADC which was admissible to BSNL earlier. Despite repeated requests by BSNL Management to DoT, this has not been made good. BSNL has continued to render services in unviable rural remote and difficult areas. ADC has been stopped all together since July, 2011. BSNL being 100% control Govt. PSU, it can’t go to the Govt. against Govt. decisions even if they are not favorable to BSNL. Whereas, the Private Operators have liberty to approach TDSAT against Govt. decisions. For example, Private operators have gone to TDSAT against the CAFs related penalties and have been given relief. Such reliefs have not been made applicable by DoT to BSNL. BSNL is not allowed by the DoT to get bank loan for Capital expenditure whereas the debt laden private Telecom Service Providers are allowed to get bank loan to the tune of more than 6 Lakh crores. The debt of BSNL as on date is Rs.19,000 crs (Rs.13,500 crs as on 31.3.2019). Whereas, Vodafone Idea’s debt is Rs.1.18 Lakh crores. and Airtel’s debt is Rs.1.08 Lakh crores. Even Reliance Jio is having a huge debt of Rs.1.12 Lakh crores.

GS therefore demanded the following actions are required to be taken immediately for the Revival of BSNL by the Govt.
(a) 4-G Spectrum allotment to BSNL.
(b) Monetization of BSNL's non-Core Lands.
(c) Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic Pay instead of maximum of the Pay Scales as per Govt. Rules (FR.l16)
(d) Financial support to BSNL by refunding Rs.58000/- Crores already paid by BSNL in terms of various Taxes to DoT.
(e) Payment of Salary to BSNL employees from Govt. as majority of them were recruited by DOT and were transferred to BSNL.
(f) Grant of permission by the Govt. to avail CAPEX Loan from the Banks for Expansion and Developmental activities of BSNL.

GS also pointed out some HR issues are also required to be settled for the Revival of BSNL and motivation to employees and demanded to settle the following:-
(a) Wage revision of BSNL employees with effect from 01.01.2017 as per 3rd Pay Revision Committee Recommendations.
(b) Delinking of Pension revision of BSNL Pensioners from Pay revision of BSNL pensioners as their Pension contribution was already paid to DoT during their service Period.

GS pointed out that in pursuance of New Telecom Policy 1999, the Govt. of India decided to corporatize the service provision functions of DoT. Accordingly Govt. of India decided to transfer the business of providing telecom services in the country presently run and entrusted with the DTS and DTO as was provided earlier by DoT to the newly formed company viz. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited w.e.f. 01.10.2000. The Assets and liabilities of erstwhile Department of Telecom Services and Department of Telecom Operations which earlier formed part of DoT were transferred to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited except Sanchar Bhawan and few other buildings but in true sense till date all these assets have not been transferred to BSNL rather DoT administration is taking back the assets of BSNL on the pretext of opening TERM Cell / CCA Offices and Training Centers which is contrary to the Govt. of India orders and recently DoT has arbitrarily issued letter to takeover of ALTTC Campus, Ghaziabad from BSNL. Hence DoT should immediately transfer all the Assets to BSNL as per Govt. of India Order.

He also stated that Land, building, A&P, Cable, experienced workforce are our assets. All these assets are to be gainfully deployed to fetch additional revenue. There are vacant lands and large vacant space in buildings. These spaces are to be commercially exploited to get hundreds of crores additional revenue every year. Formation of special task force for this purpose will speed up to achieve the objective. Commercial hoardings in CSCs and other BSNL buildings, commercial advertisement in the telephone bills will also fetch additional revenue.

GS stated that BSNL Management has taken up the matter with DoT for modification in payment of Pension contribution from maximum of IDA pay scale to the actual basic pay from BSNL w.e.f 1.1.2017 as DPE Guidelines/Govt. Rule(As per FR.116). As the case was referred to DoP&PW and DoP&T by DoT and DoT submitted that Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure) has not concurred the above proposal. Hence the excess paid Pension contribution to the tune of Rs.2500 Crs from 1.1.2007 to 31.3.2019 in respect of absorbed BSNL employees are to be refunded to BSNL as per the DoPT orders.

GS pointed out that, Poor After-Sales Service in Broadband Connections/ Irresponsible Call Centers / Poor Revenue Collection and strengthening of Marketing & Sales units of BSNL.These services have been outsourced to different vendors, who have no fear of losing their contract and they are not carrying out their job satisfactorily bringing bad name to BSNL. A committed management can take adequate care to solve these problems due to provision of inadequate service by these vendors/ outsourcing agents.

He also pointed out that, huge amounts of dues are pending for recovery from the customers to the tune of several thousand crores of Revenue. BSNL has recently taken some steps for their recovery but more needs to be done by BSNL Management and the Government on this account so that defaulting customers cannot evade payment while they continue to receive Telecom Services from one operator or the other.

GS stated that Private Service Providers are approaching to BSNL customers door to door and offering various attractive plans and taking away its creamy customers. Proper monitoring of franchisees / retailers, who should have all available brands of BSNL, is required. More and more retailers / outlets of BSNL are also required in the market. BSNL should create teams to bring Enterprise Business by way of door to door marketing and should concentrate to provide quality service.

GS pointed out that, various illogical interests being paid by BSNL to Govt. of India, which is directly affecting the viability of BSNL. BSNL should be exempted from paying building tax, paying excise duty on SIM cards, paying License Fee for the Annual Gross Revenue earned from other than the Telecom Services viz., Telecom Factory, Digital India Projects, NFS and Smart City Projects, paying exorbitant electricity bills by applying the logic of low usage of power instead of electricity being charged on the basis of power plant capacity, VTMs revised penalty charges and heavy charges being paid to municipality and panchayat for erecting towers whereas they are not charging anything from electricity companies.

As regards the Merger of BSNL & MTNL, GS opined that In the UPA Government in the year 2015, the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) suggested merger of BSNL & MTNL, which is now being sent by DoT to the Union Cabinet for approval. Meanwhile some study groups were formed in DoT to examine the issues related to financial matters, technical matters and HR issues. AIBNLSEA has given its views on this issue that before the merger of BSNL and MTNL these issues needs settlement to avoid complications. Now Sh. P.K. Purwar CMD MTNL has been given additional charge of CMD BSNL, who is also of the opinion that as synergy point of view BSNL & MTNL merger will be beneficial. DoT has now circulated a Cabinet Note to Nodal Ministries for comments wherein BSNL & MTNL merger is also one of the points. Govt. may decide to merge BSNL & MTNL.

GS stated that in the above backdrop, AIBSNLEA shared its thoughts with the august gathering.

We are extremely thankful to the Hon’ble MOC Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad ji and Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre ji, Hon’ble MOSC for their extra ordinary and sincere efforts for the Revival of BSNL & MTNL. At their instance DoT has proposed for the Revival of BSNL/MTNL as under:-

“The state-owned operator is in extreme debt and is looking at the government to keep it alive with financial aids. Being one of the country's biggest loss-making PSU, the government of India is working on a bailout plan that may cost almost Rs 74,000 crores.

As mentioned in a report from The Times of India, the government is now working on a bailout plan of exactly Rs 73,787 crores. With this plan, the government has worked out that it may be enough to bring both BSNL and MTNL back on track. With such a large amount of bailout package, BSNL and MTNL may cost the government a lot. However, the department of telecom says that the bailout package is cheaper and better than closing both the companies, which could amount to a sum of Rs 1.2 lakh crores.

Along with staff management, the government is also looking to fund the allotment of 4G to BSNL and MTNL, which will cost Rs 20,410 crores. Add in the Capex cost and the total figure goes up to Rs 73,787 crores.

While the cost is high, the bailout package could help BSNL and MTNL go aggressive with the prices for telecom plans. And with BSNL able to play in the 4G sector, it could draw more subscribers to its telecom plans as well as go aggressive with its broadband services to rival all the private players in the market.

It is to be noted that BSNL is among the least loss-making entities in the telecom sector. With aggressive pricing, all telecom operators are experiencing more losses than before.”

GS further stated that AIBSNLEA acknowledge the comments of Ex.CMD, BSNL Shri Anupam Srivastava Ji that “BSNL has been doing its socio-economic duty, as always, and is committed to provide its services using all available technologies. Connection the whole country with mobile and broadband connectivity is an ambitious endeavor of the government and BSNL are integrated part of it. With the passage of time many more projects will come and BSNL shall do our best to serve this country”.

GS pointed out that despite having a definite edge over the Private Operators in many areas, BSNL has some weaknesses too. The main weakness lies in its structure itself i.e. the Management believes and possesses a work culture which does not suit the need of the hour. There is no denial that the dependency on other Departments/ Organizations like Planning Commission, Department of Electronics, Department of Expenditure, Department of Telecommunications and Department of Public Enterprises delays the decisions. BSNL has to be given the freedom to decide its own issues. After all, it is the BSNL Management which is responsible and accountable to the Public whereas others are not. In this background, BSNL needs to be given the full autonomy in decision making both on functional and financial front. In the process of decision making, innovative ideas and bold initiatives need not be distrusted and overcome by the age old DoT systems and procedures of ensuring safety and propriety.

He mentioned that, in the modern management concept, it is also necessary to decentralize the administrative and financial powers for not only reducing the burden on the top management but also to give adequate freedom to the lower formations. Unfortunately, a typical DoT work culture is still continuing in BSNL, which tends to keep the powers centralized and prevents any move in positive direction. The BSNL again suffers most in the absence of a sense of team spirit. The conviction of team leaders to live in isolation keeps them away from the realities. In the challenging current business scenario with highly competitive market conditions and customer expectations in terms of quality of service, BSNL will have to gear up itself to improve its performance in achieving excellent growth in all spheres. Accordingly, BSNL needs to take immediate steps to motivate its works force, their skills and profile through trainings, seminars, moral education and attractive incentive schemes etc. so that it meets the challenges and increases its profitability in future and also prevents the brain drain.

GS stated that as a service Association AIBSNLEA cannot remain silent spectator to the problems of executives of various cadres. It is needless to state that, our members are feeling demotivated due to non-settlement of the following pending grievances:

⦁ Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with full 15% benefits in BSNL.
⦁ Payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay instead of maximum of the pay.
⦁ Revision of Pension of BSNL pensioners from 01.01.2017.
⦁ Implementation of E-2, E-3 standard IDA Pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives and subsequent pay scale up-gradation up to E-7 grade.
⦁ Rs. 22820/- to be extended to all the JTOs/JAOs of 2007 & 2008 batch.
⦁ First Time bound upgradation in four years in all the cases.
⦁ 30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees as per DPE guidelines.
⦁ CPCs for all the eligible executives in all the disciplines are to be conducted by upgradation of posts to reduce stagnation in the cadres before implementation of CPSU CH.
⦁ Date of effect of Implementation of revised IDA Pay Scales for the Executives (C/E/Arch./TF, PAs/PSSs) w.e.f. 01.10.2000 on notional basis.
⦁ Restructuring of Assistant Directors (OL) cadre.
⦁ BSNL Boards approval is needed on E1+5 increments to JTO (SRD), JAO (2013) batch and PA cadre.
⦁ Diversion of 336 MT quota posts of CAO to seniority quota posts.
⦁ Scrapping of MT RRs/DGM RRs.
⦁ Pay fixation of Offg. JTOs under FR-22(1) (a) (i).
⦁ Conduction of LICE from JE to JTO Cadre to fill up all vacant JTO posts.

GS mentioned that the Group- ‘B’ officers and officers promoted there from are playing crucial role in the phenomenal growth by BSNL. But the Officers need motivation to perform tirelessly for the growth of the company because only a contended workforce can deliver upto the desired level of customer satisfaction. It is therefore, imperative that the DoT Administration & BSNL Management both should settle the HR issues concerning all the executives as enumerated above.

GS mentioned that our intention is definitely not to burden our Hon’ble Guests with our cadre problems and what precisely AIBSNLEA want to convey to our esteemed audience and the dignitaries sitting on the dais, is that telecom is moving towards faster growth and more and more customer friendly services and in the days to come BSNL shall have to earn more and more confidence of its customers and make them delighted through our faultless, customer friendly services and BSNL at customer’s doorstep etc. AIBSNLEA assure all of our members will strive hard for this. We all together devote ourselves to the service.

GS while concluding, thanked all the dignitaries on the dias and off the dias for giving him a patient hearing and at the same time he reaffirmed our resolve that members of AIBSNLEA shall be discharging their responsibilities in the new environment and will move forward along with all of you to make BSNL of our dreams, a reality to turn around. AIBSNLEA also reassure our esteemed customers that AIBSNLEA will do everything at their disposal to ensure the best possible telecom services in terms of “affordability, quality and transparency”.

A Colourful Souvenir was released by the Chief Guest Shri Sheetla Prasad, Director (CM & HR), BSNL Board, New Delhi.


Address by Shri Sheetla Prasad, Director (CM & HR), BSNL C.O. Chief Guest: He mentioned that he want to attend the meeting and convey certain message to the members. He stated that you are the people who are working due to which even he is also getting his salary. All of you are very much aware of the BSNL condition and with the stiff competition, BSNL has survived till now, and will survive in future also. After formation of the New Govt. attitude of all the officers are in positive direction. BSNL was there, is there and will be there. Lot of things has to be done by all of us. He mentioned that our MOC want to do every possible to revive the BSNL. He mentioned that not only BSNL is in loss all other operators are in loss. He stated that BSNL has to stand its own. We have done a lot and will have to do a lot in future also. BSNL is having fully skilled people at all levels. We had been selected through competitive examination and operators are qualified. We have the capability to come out of the crisis. What is to be done is the question now. He mentioned we all are getting salary every month. We have to ensure to generate 8 hours duties to our subordinates. There is hierarchy at all level and everyone is assigned with one or the other. He mentioned that on every morning think for 10 minutes about what is going to do on the day for the organization. Taking decision in delay will destroy the position. Whether anyone see or ask, it would be the moral duty of ours to carry out 8 hours duty. He reminded the working of old years with old technology throughout the day and night. He mentioned that he has seen the hardworking of our employees. Changes had happed due to the change in technology and structure. What is to be done by you is not decided by anyone. Please discuss with subordinate and superiors and try to find out a solution and by whom. It has been noticed that even shifting of staff / officers from first floor to 2nd floor is not acceptable by our employees. We have sufficient time and all the officers at the level of GMs are given the target of sale of SIMs, without any hesitation and it has started given result. Please create an environment which will motivate self as well as subordinates and colleagues. The staff is more experience and the issue is there is no demand as compared to 10 years back. BSNL does not need any publicity, as the customer are known about BSNL. Requested to encourage all and try to generate market demand. We have more than 3000 crores outstanding in EB as rightly pointed by your President Shri.Sivakumar and in CFA & CM Verticals also we are having an outstanding of Rs.3000 Crores. By visiting the customer premises, even if you could collect one rupee, it will give you satisfaction. He mentioned that we have sufficient staff and by simply dialing from office cannot realize the outstanding. Visit to customer premises will give the result.

The way the competition expected in future will be very much tough even in EB segment. Only BSNL is having land line connections and no other operators have land line connection and therefore, BSNL is only going to affect. Whatever proposals are send, the same will be approved within two days. We can make any plans or vouchers at par with the competitors.

As said by GS Shri. Prahlad Rai, lot of revival plans are in the process and 4G will be allotted by the Govt. very shortly. Very positive signals are getting from the Govt. Proposals with 2-3 options are on the way and we have to wait. VRS is also one of the and even after VRS, whether we can sustain will have to be ascertained. He assured that BSNL will survive and with the support of all of you, as AIBSNLEA is represented by all the disciplines of executives. It is observed in the recent past that A.P. has sold 4000 more SIMs in a day as compared to 2000 to 3000 by other Circles. He mentioned that once we are accustomed we can do it. Each and every one has to contribute some thing towards the growth of BSNL.

As regards the HR issues, he has requested PGM (Pers) and could not get much time to review the cases, hence not able to clarify it now. CAO to DGM promotion is in progress and the eligibility condition relaxation is approved and Promotion ordersgoing to be issued shortly. In respect of DE to DGM promotion, MA has been filed and we may get positive signal very shortly. He also mentioned that he want to promote DE to DGMs as he want to fill up many posts in the SSAs to head the unit. Many place departmental promotes are working well and if assigned the work and delegation with empowerment, they can give better result. He also mentioned that in case people are posted in nearby areas, they will work hard as compared to others posted from far of places due to the time taken by them to learn the geographical areas.

GS demanded to get the 4G spectrum for BSNL and payment of pension contribution on actual, such steps are revive the BSNL and even no VRS is required. As we know that you have made good rapport with DoT officers, and get the refund of Taxes paid to the Govt. He also reminded that as per the agreement made by the Govt., salary of the BSNL employees are the responsibility of the Govt. of India.

Address by Shri P. Abhimanyu, GS BSNLEU
in his speech mentioned that in May 2006 BSNL management has started innovative marketing with night call free, free All India Roaming and all the General Secretaries under the banner of AUAB only has taken the promotion with month long marketing. In first July 2015 more number of mobile connections were given by BSNL than any other private telecom operators. It is evident from the fact that the BSNL employees and officers are committed. As of now we have launched a plan BSNL at your door step and approached the BSNL management with the proposal and inspite of assurance from CMD, nothing has been put in place. Last year we were expected 3rd PRC and this year we are expecting the get our salary in time. As per the version of MoC, loss is due to employees payment. But, these employees even in multiple only has made profit in the earlier. Non-investment of network and non-up gradation is the reason for such situation. He mentioned that today Reliance jio has announced unlimited call and 5 GB data per day. He stated that BSNL was not allowed to grow from 2006 to 2012 and all the tenders were cancelled. It was due to the continuous struggle of the association and unions, management could procure the equipment. TRAI made many rules to suite the benefit of Reliance Jio has changed the definition and offered below cost services and IUC charges reduced to favour Reliance Jio and the officer objected to it was changed over night. BSNL is having 7.5 lakh OFC network and Reliance is having even less than 50% route kms of OFC. Out land value is also pegged 1000 lakh crores. The requirement is liquidity only. Cabinet has assured that all efforts will be taken by the Govt. to protect the interest of the employees of BSNL. Now BSNL has to raise the demand of soft loan to the BSNL. He mentioned that in no other PSU can see such a dedicated work force, even DGMs are selling the SIMs in the market. He mentioned that VRS is not required and 79000 employees are going to retire by May 2024. He stated that under any circumstance reduction of age from 60 to 58 will be allowed by the AUAB. He mentioned that AIBSNLEA is a in-separable part of AUAB and United Trade Union Movement of BSNL and requested to continue the struggle unitedly.

Address by Shri A Purnachandra Rao, CGMT, AP Circle
, Guest of Honour wished all the best for the AIBSNLEA and congratulated for holding first All India conference after formation of A.P.

Address by Shri Suresh Kumar, GS BSNLMS
mentioned that for making the BSNL financially viable, the middle management is having more tension. He mentioned that for many years the post of Director (HR) is not being filled and wished Com Prahlad Rai all the best. He mentioned that the Customer Delight programme was the proposal of Com. Rai and is committed to the word that too open heart. He also mentioned that Com. Sivakumar is also functioning well at CHQ and thanked all for inviting for the function.

Address by Shri Chandeshwar Singh, GS NFTE
in his address stated that all the employees of recruitees of DoT and due to the commitment given by the Govt. only we have opted to BSNL. He mentioned that there is no need of any VRS in BSNL and reduction of age from 60 to 58. Pension is also not revised till this time even though it was committed by the Govt. What is the proposal of VRS is not known to any one. Govt. is cleverly cheating the employees. Requested employees to be care full and don’t take any decision hastily. Conveyed best wishes for the AIC. Assured full support and participation for the struggle from the NFTE.

Address by Shri K. Sebastian, GS SNEA
in his address mentioned that the meeting is held at a time our own existence is under question. Today we have reached a situation where management itself started saying BSNL having excess employees and most the revenue collected is going towards the salary of employees. The same employees only had earned revenue in the last cannot be forgotten. Therefore, the situation of revenue reduction is not due to the employees payment. VRS is not going to save or revival BSNL, as two times VRS was introduced in MTNL and still MTNL is not making profit after VRS. It is because of the predatory pricing of Reliance Jio. many service providers had closed down. We were not allowed to expand the network and tender after tender got cancelled due to the intervention of Govt/ Minister. AUAB has introduced many programmes to save BSNL. As far as 3G and 4G is concerned Govt’s intervention only stopped the growth of BSNL. He mentioned that by the time BSNL start 4G services, market will have 5G and 2G service license is getting expired in Feb. 2020. Even the management do not have the details of requirement of staff for running the BSNL services and VRS is planned without any logic and calculation. By centralizing the power and merging SSA and attaching it to the nearby ITS officer as B.A head empowerment to the officers will not work. BSNL management has to re-structure the organization setup immediately to sustain the BSNL in the market. He demanded full permanent Board of Director for the BSNL to run. Wished all the best for the conference.

Address by Shri R.C. Pandey, GS BTEU
in his speech mentioned that the leaders sitting on the dias are much more experienced that my service or age. He mentioned that we all will have to work hard. He suggested to change the view with positive approach. We have to analyse whether we do our duty and our subordinate does their duty. He pointed out that wherever there is a loss, responsibility is never fixed on the SSA heads and the responsibility is fixed on the subordinate officers. Appreciated and thanked Com. Prahlad Rai & Com.Sivakumar for the support and help.

Address by Shri V Subburaman, GS TEPU
in his address mentioned that the key note address of has covered all the issues and solutions. He has accepted the invitation and attended the session to mention that the efforts of Com. Prahlad Rai is consistent and positive towards the BSNL and its employees. He mentioned that because of the support and guidance of Com Rai only 30% benefit could get to the non-executives. He mentioned that there is no co-ordial relation by the BSNL management with DoT. Demanded the DoT and BSNL management to be transparent in dealing with the Revival Plan. He has assured the support of all the trade unions for the stuggle of BSNL employees and executives. He mentioned that Prahlad Rai was continuously pursing with the MoC for the 3rd PRC and the efforts of Com. Sivakumar and Prahlad Rai is not only for the executives it is also for the non-executives too and they consolidating the Non-Executive Unions.

Address by Shri Kabir Das, GS AIBSNLOA
in his speech mentioned that all the points have already been covered in the Keynote address by Com. Prahlad Rai. He thanked for the helps extended by Com. Rai & Com.Sivakumar even in his personal case also. Wished Best wishes for the Conference.

Address by Shri A.K. Kaushik, Convenor, United Forum of MTNL Executives
in his address mentioned that Com. Prahlad Rai has covered all the issued in his key-note address. Any management talking about VRS is incompetent as the VRS will loose the good workers. No responsibility was fixed by the Govt. for revenue reduction. The loan availability with the private operators are much higher than the loan of BSNL. The situation of BSNL as on today, Govt. is responsible. The first question should be how to increase the revenue rather than introducing the VRS, as the VRS is not going to help BSNL in any way. The Govt. don’t know how to utilize the manpower in India. He has suggested the officers not to accept the VRS once it is announced. He pointed out that the age reduction cannot be done by the Govt. for BSNL alone, as if at all it is to be implemented, it should be for the entire Central Govt. employees. The need of the BSNL is professionally honest management. He mentioned that it is high time for the BSNL and MTNL to come together and if we survive BSNL will revive. Don’t be scared. Whatever bad is to be done has already done by Govt. He stated not to under-mind the work force of BSNL and MTNL by the BSNL Management. He mentioned that if the Staff and officers of BSNL and MTNL decides, no private operators can run the telecom business. He also mentioned that we are converted from DoT and converted people are more danger than the original. Thanked the AIBSNLEA for inviting him for the session.

Shri K.R. Yadav, GS TEAM
in his address mentioned that in the past we the employees have taken the BSNL and MTNL at very height by giving more than 1000 of crors of profit. Until otherwise there is understanding between the employees and management, organization cannot be survive. Today we are burden for the Govt., but the same employees only made the BSNL and MTNL profitable. Management is loyal to the Govt. and Govt. is loyal to the private operators. Only employees and loyal to the organization. He mentioned that basically the manpower is the asset of the organization and not burden. He suggested to fight together with the unions and associations of MTNL and BSNL against the management and Govt.

Address by Shri Kisan Singh, GS AIRBSNLEWA
in his address stated that management is not bothered about the up gradation of the system and failed to take up and convince the Govt. Only by thinking about BSNL, Minister cannot improve the services until payments are made to BSNL. Pension will have to be revised by the DoT at par with the other Govt. Departments and pensioners should not be made to run behind the pension revision. Congratulated Com. Prahlad Rai for taking up the pension revision through AUAB. He thanked Com. Rai for instrumental to form the retired officers association. He invited all to attend AIC of pensioners associations.

Shri Fazil Ahmed, AGS AIGETOA,
in his address mentioned that recently the elected new body. He mentioned that many suggestions given by the earlier CGM of AP Shri A.P. Rao has been implemented and succeeded and requested the management to take him as advisor. Due to his suggestion A.P. stood first in providing Broadband defeating profit making circle Kerala. Promotions are not given even after 18 years, even though they are drawing higher pay scale and requested the BSNL management to issue promotion orders. He had mentioned that AIGETOA had worked with Com. Prahlad Rai and benefited with the E2-E3 scale for DRs for which he appreciated and thanked Com. Rai. He mentioned that AIGETOA conference has decided to contest the next membership verification alone and requested GS AIBSNLEA to support the AIGETOA in the next membership verification.

Shri Venkateswaralu CS A.P. FNTO has conveyed best wishes for the Conference and to take such decisions so as to benefit BSNL and its employees. He mentioned that there should not be any link of profit and payment of salary. We have to fight against the policy of liberalization and privatization of Govt.


Address by Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), BSNL CO, New Delhi
, Guest of Honour in his speech congratulated all the speakers for briefing the problems along with criticism. He mentioned that don’t give our control in the hands of others. Telecom. Operators have been reduced from 12 to 5 and 5 to 3 and still BSNL is in existing. He mentioned that Com. Prahlad Rai has firm belief and he will fight till he get it. He mentioned that Com. Rai was standing like a rock to settle the grievances and issues. He is always behind the issues and suggested to take life lessons from Com. Prahlad Rai. He expected the contribution of Com. Rai in future also with the next elected Body. One should have ownership mentality rather than staff mentality. He welcomed the positive criticism. He stated that challenges are the opportunity. We should be confident that we can over take every competitor. He stated that later or sooner we will get everything. It is due to the tariff are rock bottom and the same trend cannot run for long time and very shortly the tariff will come to normal. We will have to fight till the end so that we can win the fight. He stated that revenue realization is most important. As regards the pension contribution on actual basis, the file has gone with positive note to DoP&T.

Com.Narendra, Advisor, CHQ and Convenor, Reception Committee delivered Vote of Thanks. The Open Session concluded with National Anthem.

18.07.2019:  Shri Tiruchi Siva, Hon'ble MP at Rajya Sabha regarding BSNL today on 18th July, 2019.....<<<Click here for video>>>>
18.07.2019:     GS and President attended and addressed the 3rd AIC of AIRBSNLEWA at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on 17.07.2019 wherein Shri Prahlad Rai, Ex-GS AIBSNLEA has been elected as GS AIRBSNLEWA. Com. Kishan Singh, Com. Amit Gupta and Com. A.K. Jain have been elected as President, Dy. GS and Financial Secretary AIRBSNLEWA  respectively.

AIBSNLEA congratulates new body of AIRBSNLEWA and assured for fullest cooperation.

18.07.2019:      All India Conference,  Vijayawada - Third Day : 16th July 2019:

The session on third day commenced as per schedule with pending items of earlier session/day.

 

General Secretary's report approved unanimously.

Statement of Accounts approved unanimously.

 

Elections for the new body held unanimously. The complete list of the Central Office Bearers and  Auditor  is as mentioned below:

 

Central Office Bearers:

Chairman Shri Prahlad Rai, DGM (Retired)
President Shri Subhasis Mitra, D.E. Kolkatta Telecom. District
Vice President – I Shri Appalal J Chakoli, DE (QA), QA, Karnataka
Vice President – II Shri A Srirama Rao, CAO AP
General Secretary Shri S. Sivakumar, AGM/IFA, Telecom Factory, New Delhi
AGS (Head Quarters) Shri Bhagwan Singh, DE Rajasthan
AGS (Engineering) Shri S.K. Hiremath, DGM Karnataka
AGS (Finance) Shri Raj Pal Sharma, DM, BSNL CO, New Delhi
AGS (Civil/Elect/Arch/TF) Shri V.B. Pawar, SDE Telecom Factory, Mumbai
AGS (PS/CSS/Others) Shri K.P. Nair, PS, Kalyan
Finance Secretary Shri Ramnath Chabra, D.M., BSNL Corporate office
Assistant F.S. Shri K Pushparajan JTO, Kerala
Organization Secretary (North) Shri Devesh Sharma, SDE (T), Rajasthan
Organization Secretary (South) Shri C Duraiarasan, DGM Tamil Nadu
Organization Secretary (East) Shri Subinoy Chakrabarthy, SDE WB
Organization Secretary (West) Shri A G Joshi, DE, Maharashtra

 

 

10.07.2019:   Appointment Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has given clearance for  the appointment of Shri.P.K.Puruwar as CMD BSNL for Five years. AIBSNLEA whole heartedly congratulate Shri P.K.Puruwar  CMD BSNL

10.07.2019:   REVIVAL  OF BSNL &MTNL :  It is reliably learnt that DoT has finalized a Cabinet Note draft for the Revival of BSNL and MTNL and has submitted to the Hon’ble MOC for approval. Thereafter it will be sent to all the concerned Nodal Ministries for comments and will finally be sent to the Cabinet for consideration and approval. The Salient features of the Cabinet Note are

1) VRS Package to BSNL/MTNL employees: VRS Package to BSNL/MTNL employees who are attaining the Age of 55 & above wherein they will get 25% more than the Gujrat Model toward Ex- gratia and Ex-gratia will be paid on cash. The Employees having 40 months Service left will get full Salary benefits.  The Employees opting VRS will get cah payment of Ex- gratia  amount, Leave Encashment & Pension(without Commutation) but the Gratuity  and Commutation Payment will be deferred till they attain the age of Superannuation ( i.e., 60 Years) . During the left out period Employees will get interest amout @ 8% of their Gratuity amount.  Through this process, Govt. will ensure reduction of 50% staff. The Ex-gratia amount for VRS will be paid by BSNL/MTNL by issuing of Bonds on the basis of the Sovereign guarantee given by the Govt. of India.

 

2) The roll out of age from 60 years to 58 years: The roll out of age from 60 years to 58 years in respect of BSNL/MTNL employees will be effective from 1.1.2020.

 

3) 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL/MTNL: Rs.14,000 and Rs.7,000 crs will be borne by the Govt for 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL/MTNL.

 

4) Merger of BSNL & MTNL: The debts  of BSNL/MTNL will be transferred to the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)created for this purpose and after zero debt of both the Companies BSNL and MTNL will be merged. The Special Purpose Vehicle will take care of the Capital expenditure of the Company.

 

5) Monetization of Assets of BSNL/MTNL: Monetization of Assets of BSNL/MTNL will be done by the respective PSUs in consultation with the Committee being formed with the approval Hon’ble MOC which will have DoT/BSNL/MTNL/DIPAM Officers and the funds will be utilized only for BSNL/MTNL.

 

AIBSNLEA will strongly oppose the roll out of Retirement Age from 60 years to 58 years which is  in violation of Absorption terms and conditions of BSNL  Employees and threat to Job Security.

10.07.2019:   Meeting with Director (CM/HR), BSNL Board: GS and President met Director (CM/HR), BSNL Board and discussed   regarding

(a) CPC from DE to DGM (Engg.): We requested to file an urgent MA in the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT for early hearing of DE to DGM (T) Promotion case. Director (CM/HR) assured that he will direct PGM (Pers) to file an MA immediately for early hearing through BSNL advocate in the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT.

(b) Change of Reporting Structure of E.Z.N.C. from West Bengal Telecom Circle to Kolkata TD - Consideration of retention of Executives as per their options:  We requested Director (CM/HR) to consider the options received from 18 Executives from WB Circle for retention at WB Circle due to change of Reporting Structure of EZNC from WB Circle to Kolkata TD. Director (CM/HR) mentioned that the Executives under transfer to CTD from WB Telecom circle may be retained in WB Circle only when they give willing ness to some other SSAs of WB Circle other Kolkata. We replied that after taking the willingness only we can give our acceptance.

10.07.2019:   Meeting with PGM (Pers): GS and President met PGM (Pers) and discussed regarding

(a) CPC from DE to DGM (Engg.): We requested to expedite CPC from DE to DGM on Adhoc basis. PGM ( Pers) immediately called DGM(Pers.Legal) and directed him to put up the draft for filing an urgent MA in the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT through BSNL advocate for early hearing.

(b) Consideration request transfers in the cadre of DE/DGM (T): We requested PGM (Pers) to consider the request transfers in respect of DEs/ DGMs who have completed two years tenure and also in the verge of retirement. PGM (Pers) assured an early action in this regard.

09.07.2019:  6th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA J&K Circle on 07.07.2010 at Jammu:

The 6th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA J&K Circle was organized on 07.07.2019 at the conference hall of PGMTD Jammu in a grand manner. The Conference was attended by Shri S.Sivakumar, President AIBSNLEA CHQ and Sh. Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) from AIBSNLEA CHQ side. Ex-CS AIBSNLEA J&K Shri R.J.Kaw and Shri Pushkar Sharma, CS AIGETOA J&K attended the OPEN SESSION as special guests. 

 

Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA J&K Shri P.C.Thapa welcomed all the dignitaries. All the dignitaries on the dias were warmly welcomed by presenting bouquets. He mentioned the BSNL’s tremendous role in overcoming the natural calamities in Uttarakhand and J&K. He apprised the role of AIBSNLEA Circle body in resolving the issues of the Executives' of J&K Circle and getting good number of votes in the last referendum. He told that there is a plenty of scope for enhancing the telecom services in J&K area in sales and marketing segment. He informed that J&K Circle has achieved 114 percent target last year. He mentioned the need of immediate financial support from the government for the betterment of the BSNL services. He also appealed all to adopt all cost cutting measures for the viability of BSNL. He thanked the CHQ for its tireless efforts for resolving the J&K Circle Executives' problems.

Circle FS AIBSNLEA J&K Shri Avtar Chand in his address mentioned the AIBSNLEA achievements in the past few years for the Executives of BSNL. He also highlighted the need of 4G spectrum to BSNL .He expressed his resentment for non-fulfillment of the commitments by the Government. He appealed for the holding of further CPCs for the promotion of Executives. 

 

Com. Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) CHQ in his address congratulated all the members in J&K Circle for providing such a good response in Circle Conference on a short notice on Sunday. He conveyed the wishes of GS AIBSNLEA for the successful Circle Conference, who could not attend it due to some urgent work. He further mentioned that the J&K Circle is a very important Circle for BSNL as well as AIBSNLEA. He explained the efforts of CHQ in continuously resolving the issues of BSNL Executives including the recent 13000 mega promotions in BSNL and persuation with Hon'ble PM and MoC&IT. He Further mentioned the role of AIBSNLEA in the BSNL's viability related issues like Customer Delight Month/Year, Service with a Smile, BSNL at your doorstep etc.He expressed the organisational mattered and told that there is a sufficient scope in J&K Circle to enhance the membership of AIBSNLEA. He appealed all to work with the team spirit .

 

All India President Com. Sivakumar in his address thanked to the J&K Comrades for attending the Circle Conference on the day of Sunday. He mentioned the need and scope to make more members in J&K. He told that in present time BSNL is facing a huge cash crunch and AIBSNLEA is very much vigilant about this critical juncture, even media is misleading the people. He gave the example that the accumulated loss of BSNL is Rs 32000 Crores but media is highlighting it as 90000 Crores. He informed that the total loan on telecom industry is around 6 Lakh Crores. He strongly opposed the negative attitude of the DoT for stopping the Capital Expenditure in BSNL and kept in abeyance of all POs/APOs of various Tenders in BSNL which drastically affect the Expansion, Development and /Maintenance activites of BSNL. He also mentioned that the Policy makers TRAI has allowed free services of RJIO for 6 months violating the norms affected the BSNL Revenue. Com. AIP also criticized  the un matured views and support  of the so called majority Association on the recommendations  of IIM Ahmedabad without the analyzing the facts which affect the State owned PSU BSNL.. He mentioned the failure of so called majority Association at all the fronts. Com. AIP mentioned that EPP, BSNL MSRR, and 2005 batch pay anomaly issues were resolved due to AIBSNLEA only and the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy was the brain child of AIBSNLEA only. He mentioned the active role of AIBSNLEA in last 13000 Mega promotions. . He demanded that the Govt. has to refund back the 58000 Crores to BSNL , which has taken against various taxes viz. License fee, Spectrum Charges, GST,  etc., and immediate payment of USOF/ ADC charges in the form of  the Rural Deficit Charges for the Services provided by the BSNL in the LWE/NE/Rural/Far flung/Tribal/Hilly Areas. Com. AIP reiterates that the even the State owned BSNL is comes under the category of Incipient Sick Unit,  but as Per the  NITI Aayog and DPE Norms,  BSNL is comes under the Higher Priority Sector and providing services for the Security of the Nation, performing Sovereign Functions and Market Imperfections as per the Specific agenda of the Govt. of India and providing services  in Natural calamities as  social obligations and cannot be closed or sold out or Disinvested. He informed about the efforts of AIBSNLEA CHQ by meeting all the Highest Authorities in the DoT including Hon’ble MoC&IT and assured that AIBSNLEA will always safe guard the interest of the Executives in BSNL. He enlighten the house about the BSNL's, Present financial position of the company ,  the recent Group of Secretaries meeting and Special Purpose Vehicle for land etc . At last he appealed all to not get panic and to provide good quality of services to the customer in this crucial juncture.

At the end of the Circle Conference the elections were held for the new Circle body for the next term. Com. Avtaar Chand DGM(F), Com P.C.Thappa AGM, and Smt. Mamta AO, were unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer for the next term.  

 

Ex-CS Shri RJ Kaw and Ex AIBSNLEA member Shri Girdharilal were welcomed on superannuation. The entire Conference Hall was Jam Packed.  

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08.07.2019:  GS writes to on 3.7.2019

(i)The PGM (Pers.),BSNL Corporate Office regarding

(a)Representation received from Shri Subesh Kumar Dasgupta, Staff No. 180497,AO, Kolkata regarding acceptance of voluntary retirement application and reinstate in ERP upto the date of acceptance of VR.

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

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

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

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05.07.2019:   BSNL News in Media.....Courtesy ET Telecom.com..

(i) BSNL, MTNL revival: Top bureaucrat-headed group seeks legal view on 4G, time-bound assets monetisation to fund VRS  <<<Click here for detail news>>>

05.07.2019:   DoT issued instructions for increase of IDA w.e.f. 01.07.2019 <<<Click here for order>>>

05.07.2019:   Meeting with PGM (Pers.), BSNL CO: 

Yesterday, GS, President met PGM (Pers) and requested to file an urgent MA in the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT for early hearing of DE to DGM(T) Promotion case. He directed DGM (Pers. Legal) to file an MA immediately through BSNL advocate in the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT.

05.07.2019:   Meeting with Director (Estt), DoT: GS, President met Director(Estt), DoT and discussed regarding

I) Reply to DOP&PW delinking of Pension from Pay revision : Director(Estt) informed that the reply to DoP&PW has been sent clarifying these points.

a) At present the pension revision is linked with pay revision as per the Rule.

b) In case pension is revised to pre-retired 1.1.2017 BSNL Pensioners, then pension will be more than the post retired BSNL Pensioners in case the Pay is not revised, this will create anomaly.

c) DoP&PW has to suggest mean and manner under which the pension revision is delinked from pay revision by framing the Rule.

He advised to pursue with DoP&PW for early reply.

II) Payment of Pension contribution on actual basic : Director(Estt) informed that the matter has been processed to the Competent Authority of the Ministry of Finance. After the clearance of Department of Expenditure further action will be taken in this regard.

III) First time bound promotion under EPP objection raised by Kolkata CCA: Director(Estt) mentioned that the matter was forwarded to BSNL for comments. Reply from BSNL is still awaited. DGM (Estt) BSNL Shri Siva Shankar Prasad was also present in the meeting and he assured for early reply to DoT

04.07.2019:   AIBSNLEA  consistent efforts yielded results in getting released the letter from DOT regarding  CGHS facilities to retired BSNL/ MTNL employees who are in receipt of pension from central  civil Estimates  - revised mapping for determining CGHS subscription and ward entitlement. <<click here for letter>>

04.07.2019:   AIBSNLEA welcomed and Felicitated the New CMD BSNL   Shri P K Purvar   on assuming the High Office of CMD, BSNL:    

AIBSNLEA team  met  Shri P K Purwar , CMD BSNL  and welcomed / felicitated him on assuming the High Office of CMD,  BSNL . we assured him our best cooperation for turning out BSNL and to achieve its pristine glory . On the issue of Revival of BSNL / MTNL CMD mentioned that  Secretary (T) also met Cabinet Secretary yesterday and discussed the Revival plan of BSNL on that basis matter will go to Digital Commission and  with the recommendation of DC, matter will go to Union Cabinet for consideration and approval. Hwe further mentioned that he has taken over the charge of CMD BSNL on  very critical situation when BSNL Revenue has drastically come down and the loss this FY 2018-19 will be about Rs 14000 crores . wage payment liability  is  also around  Rs 14000 crore . Now we have to take certain steps to reduce the expenditure and concentrate on operation and maintenance of BSNL network . salary payment will be the second priority. In this process people have to ready for some sacrifice .He further mentioned that  the Revival plan of BSNL /MTNL  has now been finalized. He appealed for extending support during this critical period.

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02.07.2019:   2nd CEC meeting of Rajasthan Circle at Jaipur on 1st July 2019 at Jaipur:

2nd CEC meeting of Rajasthan Circle was organised on 01.07.2019 at the Conference Hall of Hotel Shree Residency, Jaipur.

The Open Session of the CEC Meeting was attended by Shri Prahlad Rai GS, Shri Devesh Sharma Org.Secy.(North), Shri Karan Singh Advisor (N) , Shri Alkendra Singh Advisor (Gen) & Shri S.S.Rawat Advisor from AIBSNLEA CHQ side . Shri O.P.Gupta, CGMT, Rajasthan was the Chief Guest. Shri R.D.Meena Sr. GM(F) Rajasthan Circle and Shri R.N.Mathur, PGMTD Jaipur attended the Open Session as Guest of Honour. 

Chief Guest of the Open Session Shri O.P.Gupta, CGMT Rajasthan Circle Inaugurated the function by lightning of lamp. After Saraswati Vandana, all the distinguished guests were welcomed by the garlanding and by presenting Rajasthani Turbans and mementos.

Com.K.K.Barsar, Branch Secretary, AIBSNLEA PGMTD Jaipur branch delivered the welcome address and welcomed all the guests in the Pink City Jaipur in the 2nd CEC meeting.

Com. M.K.Morodia, Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA Rajasthan, in his key note address welcomed all in the 2nd CEC meeting at Jaipur. He specially thanked to CGMT Rajasthan Shri O.P.Gupta for attending the CEC Meeting. Com.CS informed that Rajasthan Circle has achieved the growth in the dynamic leadership and co-operative attitude of CGMT Rajasthan Circle. He assured that if Management provides full support then the Executives' of Rajasthan Circle are committed for making BSNL, a vibrant Organization. At last he thanked to all for attending the open session and congratulated all for the grand success of the session.

Com. Anil Rawat, Circle President AIBSNLEA Rajasthan, in his address welcomed all in the 2nd CEC meeting at Jaipur. He appealed GS to arrange to take the approval of BSNL Management Committee for utilization of 336 MT Quota CAO Posts for Ad-hoc promotions.

Com. Karan Singh, Advisor (North) AIBSNLEA CHQ, in his address thanked the Jaipur Executives for the elaborate arrangements in the 2nd CEC. He thanked to GS AIBSNLEA for his untiring efforts for the welfare of BSNL Executives.

Com. Alkendra Singh, Advisor (General) in his address appreciated CGMT Rajasthan for his efforts to make Rajasthan as a vibrant circle. He thanked GS AIBSNLEA for his untiring efforts for BSNL Executives. He expressed the need for developing the effective power management system by energy audits and the role of electric wing in it. He appealed to stop the drainage of efficient technical manpower from JE cadre to JAO cadre.

Com. Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) CHQ in his address thanked organisers for the successful conduction of 2nd CEC. He congratulated the Rajasthan Comrades for their historic victory in the membership verification and hoped for the same momentum in future also. He appealed all to be vigilant from the negative news being spread by the media about BSNL. He highlighted the need of team work enthusiastically in this critical scenario. He appealed CGMT Rajasthan to use his good office to arrange to start the capex expenditure for BSNL’s growth. At last he thanked to all for inviting him in the open session and congratulated for the grand success of the session.


Shri R.N.Mathur PGMTD Jaipur in his address congrats AIBSNLEA Rajasthan Circle for the successful organization of the Circle Conference. He informed the success of Jaipur TD by enhancing 45% revenue in this critical scenario . At last he thanked to all for inviting him in the open session and congratulated for the grand success of the session.

Shri R.D.Meena Sr. GM (Finance) Rajasthan Circle informed that the time is hard due to financial crunch and the BSNL Corporate Office is finding difficulty to allot the fund to Circles. He suggested enhancing the revenue of the BSNL for the better future survival of the company. He congratulated Rajasthan Comrades for enhancing the cash collection by 45%. He stressed upon reduction the expenditure on the pattern of Private Operators and gear up the revenue growth on top most priority. At last he congratulated AIBSNLEA Rajasthan Circle for the success of the open session.

Shri Akhilesh Agarwal GM (HR & Admn.) Rajasthan Circle expressed that in present situation the earning should be enhance and the expenditure should be minimized by proper use of manpower. He appealed all to remain optimistic and focus on the quality of services. At last he thanked to all for inviting him in the open session and congratulated for the grand success of the session.

Shri Prahlad Rai GS AIBSNLEA congratulated the comrades of Rajasthan Circle for the organizing successful Circle Conference and thanked the comrades for their great affection. Com GS also thanked the CGMT Shri O.P.Gupta for his dedicated efforts to bring Rajasthan as a performing circle. He also congratulated the Executives of Rajasthan Circle for making AIBSNLEA as Number one Association in Circle in referendum. Com. GS assured that the support of CHQ is always available for this important as well as his home Circle. Com. GS mentioned the history of the formation of AIBSNLEA and its role in the better policy formulation like Executive Promotion Policy, Executives Transfer Policy, BSNL MSRR etc. due to which a large number of BSNL Executives have got the JAG level posts.

Com. GS mentioned that the Govt. has withdrawn the ADC charges of 4000- 5000 Crores per annum and not allowed BSNL to participate in the 3G spectrum bid and subsequently BSNL was imposed the 3G spectrum with highest bidding rate. Further Govt has taken away the reserve fund of 30,000 crores from BSNL , due to which BSNL was not able to procure the equipment required for its expansion. The Govt. is taking the pension contribution from BSNL on highest of IDA pay scale instead of the actual pay of an executive. He mentioned that Rs 500 Crores/Annum may be saved by taking pension contribution on actual basic. He briefed the house about the protest of AIBSNLEA regarding takeover the ALTTC campus and putting ban on capex expenditure and vehicle restrictment in the field units.

Com GS further mentioned that the present trend of the declining profit is a serious concern for all o
f us and there is a great need to think over it. Com GS mentioned that all the dues of BSNL i.e. pending rural deficit charges, BSNL refund etc., should be cleared immediately by the Government. In his detailed address Com. GS also highlighted the issues showing the indifferent attitude of Government e.g. exhausting BSNL reserve funds of 30000 Crores has adversely affected the viability of BSNL. Com GS mentioned that all the dues of BSNL i.e. pending rural deficit charges, BSNL refund of already deposit various taxes of rupees 58000 Crores etc. should be cleared immediately by the Government. Com. GS mentioned that no PSU can flourish without the support of the Government and it is the duty of the Government to pay the salary of 1.62 Lakhs BSNL Employees. He also informed that at present Telecom Sector is loaded with the loan of 6 Lakh Crores. 1.45 lakh loan is on Reliance Jio, 1.2 lakh Crores on Idea but on BSNL only 14000 Crores loan is there.

Com. GS also briefed about the HR issues and achievements of the AIBSNLEA. He explained the actual position regarding the rumours on VRS/CRS and false news spreading by the media houses. He explained the status of various CPCs, Court Cases, DE to DGM promotion, Standard Pay Scale status, CPSU cadre hierarchy issue, restructuring of AD(OL), E1+5
increment, SDE RR, CPSU cadre Hierarchy, Superannuation benefits of DRs, Diversion of posts of CAOs, AD(OL) case of pay equivalent to SDE/AO, Rule 8 transfers etc, DPC in Civil/Electrical wing, JTO (Officiating) regularization, PPS posts creation in field units, DPCs of Telecom Factory and the issues of PA/PS etc, creation of leave encashment trust etc. He mentioned that AIBSNLEA is very much concerned about the HR issues and will definitely achieve the desired results, but at the same time he also requested all the executives to provide best services to the customers and increase the revenue.

He explained that how due to the efforts of AIBSNLEA, Government has not succeeded to privatize BSNL on the issues like VRS, 30% disinvestment and unbundling of last mile copper and this is the only role of Trade Unions by which the disinvestment and unbundling of Copper conductor has not taken place in BSNL. Com. GS briefed the house about the efforts of ABSNLEA regarding meeting with Hon’ble MoC&IT and letter written to Hon’ble PM. Com GS explained the role of AIBSNLEA in the viability of BSNL. GS mentioned the firm Commitment of AIBSNLEA towards the Viability of BSNL. At last he appealed the all Executives’ for make e
very effort with a team spirit and customer care for making BSNL a vibrant organization. At last he congratulated AIBSNLEA Rajasthan Circle for the success of the CEC meeting.

Chief Guest of the Open Session Shri O.P.Gupta, CGMT Rajasthan Circle informed that Rajasthan has only 9.8% negative growth in between Apr 19 and March 19. He informed the progress of Rajasthan Circle by enhancing 45% growth in revenue. He informed that the current outstanding in CFA segment is 20 Crores, in CM 1 Crores and in EB 20 Crores is there. He informed the efforts of cost cutting by stopping the printing of physical bills and enhancing the email capturing figures from 65% to 71%. He appealed to focus on recovery in this critical scenario and informed about the recovery app. He appreciated the efforts of Rajasthan Executives for their efforts for considerably reducing the pending audit paras.

Shri O.P.Gupta, CGMT Rajasthan informed that in our circle the establishment cost is 2 Crores/Day. He informed that Rajasthan has got appreciation letters in all segments for outstanding performance, even some of the SSAs has got the top All India Rankings. Further that Rajasthan has achieved the growth in new Lease Circuit Commissioning by providing contribution of 10000 Lease Circuits in the total 90000 in the country. He informed that we are number one in CPAN roll out and our fault clearance rate has also improved. He informed about the new efforts being initiated by him like UIDAI project by installing 278 machines and expected 70 lakhs rupees/month revenue from it.

He also stressed for improving the quality of the services with efficient recovery of bills. He appealed to do efforts from today itself for making BSNL a vibrant organization. He suggested to take inspiration from the poem “MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP” of Robert Frost in this critical situation. At la
st he thanked to all for inviting him in the open session and congratulated for the grand success of the session.

Com Sanjay Sharma DS Circle Office Jaipur, Com. D C Gupta DS NTR Jaipur and Com. K K Badsar DS PGMTD Jaipur managed the overall arrangements of the CEC meeting in a nice and effective manner.

Meeting ended with National Anthem.

The entire meeting Hall was Jam Packed with mammoth gathering.

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02.07.2019:   Congratulations! Due to consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA, Management Committee approved the relaxation of eligibility condition for promoting 26 nos of CAO to DGM Adhoc Promotion.
29.06.2019:    Congratulations ! AIBSNLEA congratulates Sh.P.K. Purwar, CMD MTNL for the additional charge of CMD BSNL, which is entrusted  to Sh.P.K. Purwar, CMD MTNL for a period of three months w.e.f 01.07.2019 or till the appointment of a regular incumbent to the post , or until further orders, whichever is the earliest....<<<Click here for order>>>
29.06.2019:   Message of Sh. Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL to BSNL employees on  his retirement on superannuation today....

"It certainly is very emotional moment of my life when I bid adieu to my BSNL family, which is so close to my heart.

Today, I am sure with combined energy, zeal and support of all of you, BSNL shall not only endure the current challenges but emerge more stronger and resilient.

Let us continue to "Be the Best".. 

Anupam Shrivastava,
CMD BSNL
"

28.06.2019:  Felicitation of Sh. Anupam Shrivastava ji, CMD BSNL on his retirement: AIBSNLEA greeted and felicitated  Sh. Anupam Shrivastava ji, CMD BSNL on his retirement on superannuation today.  

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28.06.2019:  CEC Meeting of AIBSNLEA Haryana Circle on 27.06.2019 at Karnal:

The CEC Meeting of AIBSNLEA Haryana Circle was organized on 27.06.2019 at the auditorium of Gymkhana Club in a grand manner. The meeting was attended by Shri Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA, Com. S.Sivakumar AIP, Shri Rajpal Sharma AGS (F) and Organizing Secretary (North) Sh. Devesh Sharma from AIBSNLEA CHQ side. The PGMTD Karnal Shri Sudeep Kumar was the Chief Guest in the Conference. Shri Gurdeep Singh President AIBSNLEA Haryana Circle presided over meeting.

CEC meeting started with the National Anthem. All the dignitaries on the Dias were warmly welcomed by presenting bouquets shawls and mementoes. Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA Haryana Shri Darbara Singh presented the Circle Secretary report. He stressed upon the significance of the viability related issues in the growth of BSNL. He apprised the role of AIBSNLEA Circle body in resolving the issues of the Executives' of Haryana Circle. He thanked the GS AIBSNLEA for his tireless efforts for resolving the Haryana Circle Executives' problems. He suggested the marketing of BSNL services by providing the quality of services. At last he welcomed the entire distinguished guest for their esteemed presence in the Open Session.

Com. Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) CHQ in his address congratulated all the members in Haryana Circle for providing such a huge response in Circle Conference. OS (North) mentioned that the Haryana Circle is a very important Circle for BSNL as well as AIBSNLEA. He congratulated all for the elaborate arrangement of conference and making the Haryana as an important circle in North Zone. He explained the efforts of CHQ in the direction of continuously resolving the issues of Executives. He appealed to all to make the organization more strengthen in Haryana for winning the next referendum of the Executives by spreading the grass root efforts of AIBSNLEA.

Com. Raj pal Sharma, AGS (F) in his address stressed that the extra hard work from one and all is needed for continuing the profit of the BSNL, which should be our ultimate target. He appealed all the Executives to be unite for the betterment of the BSNL by changing their mindset in this scenario. He highlighted that the interests of all the Executives are very safe in BSNL. At last he appealed to all for work together for the betterment of BSNL. He thanked to the Haryana Circle Executives for such a nice CEC meeting.

GS AIBSNLEA, Shri Prahlad Rai, congratulated the comrades of Haryana Circle for organizing successful Circle Conference and thanked the comrades for their great affection with AIBSNLEA. Com GS also thanked the Executives of Haryana Circle for their support in Organizational action programs. Com. GS assured that the support of CHQ is always available for this important Circle.

Com. GS mentioned the history of the formation of AIBSNLEA and its role in the better policy formulation like Executive Promotion Policy, Executives Transfer Policy, BSNL MSRR etc., due to which a large number of BSNL Executives have got the JAG level posts.

Com. GS mentioned that the Govt. has withdrawn the ADC charges of 4000- 5000 Crores per annum and not allowed BSNL to participate in the 3G spectrum bid and subsequently BSNL was imposed the 3G spectrum with highest bidding rate. Subsequently Govt has taken away the reserve fund of 30,000 crores from BSNL and BSNL was not able to procure the equipment required for its expansion. The Govt. is taking the pension contribution from BSNL on highest of IDA pay scale instead of the actual pay of an executive. He mentioned that Rs 500 Crores/Annum may be saved by taking pension contribution on actual basic. He briefed the house about the protest of AIBSNLEA regarding takeover the ALTTC campus and putting ban on capex expenditure and vehicle restrictment in field units.

Com GS further mentioned that the present trend of the declining profit is a serious concern for all of us and there is a great need to think over it. Com GS mentioned that all the dues of BSNL i.e. pending rural deficit charges, BSNL refund etc., should be cleared immediately by the Government. In his detailed address Com. GS also highlighted the issues showing the indifferent attitude of Government e.g. exhausting BSNL reserve funds of 30000 Crores has adversely affected the viability of BSNL. Com GS mentioned that all the dues of BSNL i.e. pending rural deficit charges, BSNL refund of already deposit various taxes of rupees 58000 Crores etc., should be cleared immediately by the Government. Com. GS mentioned that no PSU can flourish without the support of the Government and it is the duty of the Government to pay the salary of 1.62 Lakhs BSNL Employees. He also informed that at present Telecom Sector is loaded with the loan of 6 Lakh Crores. 1.45 lakh loan is on Reliance Jio, 1.2 lakh Crores on Idea but on BSNL only 14000 Crores loan is there.

Com. GS also briefed about the HR issues and achievements of the AIBSNLEA. He explained the actual postion regarding the rumours on VRS/CRS and false news spreading by the media houses. He explained the status of various CPCs, Court Cases, DE to DGM promotion, Standard Pay Scale status, CPSU cadre hierarchy issue, restructuring of AD(OL), E1+5 increment, SDE RR, CPSU cadre Hierarchy, Superannuation benefits of DRs, Diversion of posts of CAOs, AD(OL) case of pay equivalent to SDE/AO, Rule 8 transfers etc, DPC in Civil/Electrical wing, JTO (Officiating) regularization, PPS posts creation in field units, DPCs of Telecom Factory and the issues of PA/PS etc, creation of leave encashment trust etc. He mentioned that AIBSNLEA is very much concerned about the HR issues and will definitely achieve the desired results, but at the same time he also requested all the executives to provide best services to the customers and increase the revenue.

He explained that how due to the efforts of AIBSNLEA, Government has not succeeded to privatize BSNL on the issues like VRS, 30% disinvestment and unbundling of last mile copper and this is the only role of Trade Unions by which the disinvestment and unbundling of Copper conductor has not taken place in BSNL. Com. GS briefed the house about the efforts of ABSNLEA regarding meeting with Hon’ble MoC&IT and letter written to Hon’ble PM.

Com GS explained the role of AIBSNLEA in the viability of BSNL. GS mentioned the firm Commitment of AIBSNLEA towards the Viability of BSNL. At last he appealed the all Executives’ for make every effort with a team spirit and customer care for making BSNL a vibrant organization. At last he congratulated AIBSNLEA Haryana Circle for the success of the CEC meeting.

All India President Com. Sivakumar in his address congratulated the Haryana Comrades for the success of CEC meeting. He told that in present time BSNL is facing a huge cash crunch and AIBSNLEA is very much vigilant about this critical juncture, even media is misleading the people. He gave the example that the accumulated loss of BSNL is Rs 32000 Crores but media is highlighting it as 90000 Crores. He strongly opposed the negative attitude of the DoT for stopping the Capital Expenditure in BSNL and kept in abeyance of all POs/APOs of various Tenders in BSNL which drastically affect the Expansion, Development and /Maintenance activites of BSNL. He also mentioned that the Policy makers TRAI has allowed free services of RJIO for 6 months violating the norms affected the BSNL Revenue. TRAI. Com. AIP also criticized the un matured views and support of the so called majority Association on the recommendations of IIM Ahmedabad without the analyzing the facts which affect the State owned PSU BSNL.. Com. AIP appealed each executive to fight against this Beruocratic and over jealousy attitude of DoT against the BSNL and the employees of BSNL. He demanded that the Govt. has to refund back the 58000 Crores to BSNL , which has taken against various taxes viz. License fee, Spectrum Charges, GST, etc., and immediate payment of USOF/ ADC charges in the form of the Rural Deficit Charges for the Services provided by the BSNL in the LWE/NE/Rural/Far flung/Tribal/Hilly Areas. Com. AIP reiterates that the even the State owned BSNL is comes under the category of Incipient Sick Unit, but as Per the NITI Aayog and DPE Norms, BSNL is comes under the Higher Priority Sector and providing services for the Security of the Nation, performing Sovereign Functions and Market Imperfections as per the Specific agenda of the Govt. of India and providing services in Natural calamities as social obligations and cannot be closed or sold out or Disinvested. He informed about the efforts of AIBSNLEA CHQ by meeting all the Highest Authorities in the DoT including Hon’ble MoC&IT and assured that AIBSNLEA will always safe guard the interest of the Executives in BSNL



Chief Guest of the Open Session PGMTD Karnal Shri Sudeep Kumar in his address congratulated all for the successful holding of the conference and Open session. He mentioned that we are facing the difficulties due to changed scenario of technology updation. He told that viability of the BSNL is the prime important issue for all of us. He stressed on to find the new ways of problem resolving like concentrating manufacture telephone instruments and handsets and to strengthen the WiFi services of BSNL. He cited the example of China and South Korea for this wherein WiFi is working very excellently with 2G only . At last he thanked to the organizers for inviting him and successful conduction of the CEC meeting.

President of the Open Session Shri Gurdeep Singh President AIBSNLEA Haryana Circle delivered the vote of thanks.

The entire Meeting Hall was Jam Packed with mammoth gathering.
26.06.2019:  Meeting with PGM (Pers.), BSNL COGS, President met PGM (Pers) and discussed regarding the status of DE to DGM (T) Promotion. PGM(Pers)   mentioned that the Legal opinion has been obtained from the BSNL Panel Advocate wherein he has opined that clearance from the Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh is required to be taken before issuing Promotion orders since the MA has already been filed. However, BSNL’s Advocate has opined that in case the Applicants give Affidavit of No objection in the Hon’ble CAT, then BSNL can proceed for Promotions.

Com.GS spoke with Com. Naresh Thakur , one of the Applicant and convinced him that since all the Applicants are being covered in the DE to DGM(T) Promotion on Adhoc basis they should consider to file Affidavit for No objection to allow Promotion of DGMs. Com.Naresh Thakur and others in his case has agreed to give Affidavit for No objection. Com. Pritam Chand and others have also been requested by Com.Naresh Thakur to submit Affidavit for no objection to allow DGM (T) Promotions on Adhoc basis. In case the Affidavits for NOC are given by the applicants by tomorrow then the Promotion orders of DGM (T) will be issued immediately.

26.06.2019:  GS writes to Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Govt. of India regarding Revival of BSNL<<<Click here for letter>>
25.06.2019:  Meeting with Director (CM/HR): GS, President met Director (CM/HR) and discussed regarding

(a) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: We requested Dir (HR) to expedite the CPC from DE to DGM (T) Promotion on Ad-hoc basis. Dir (HR) mentioned that he has already directed PGM (Pers) that after the submission of DE Seniority list to the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, the Legal Opinion may be taken from BSNL’s Panel Advocate for issuing DE to DGM (T) Promotion orders. He assured to find out the status from PGM (Pers) today itself and on receipt of the Legal opinion immediate action will be taken for DE to DGM (T) promotion.

(b) Guidelines for incurring Capital Expenditure – prior permission from BSNL Corporate Office: We express our serious concern against the BSNL Corporate Office Letter dated 12.6.2019 regarding guidelines for incurring Capital Expenditure, wherein Circles have been directed to take prior approval of the BSNL Corporate Office before floating the New Tenders for Capital Expenditure and keeping abeyance the APOs/POs against the finalized Tenders and no Capital expenditure without the written approval of the BSNL Corporate Office, it will hamper the BSNL Operation & Maintenance work and its growth. Dir (HR) appreciated our concern and assured to look in to the matter.

(c) Group of Secretaries Meeting on BSNL/MTNL Revival: DIR (HR) confirmed that today Cabinet Secretary holding the meeting of Group of Secretaries to discuss the Revival Plan of BSNL/MTNL. It is expected that after seeing the presentation, the Group of Secretaries may suggest the final Revival Plan to be taken up in the Cabinet for approval.

25.06.2019: Meeting with PGM (Pers.), BSNL CO: GS, President met PGM (Pers) in the presence of DGM (Pers.JM) and discussed regarding

(a) DE to DGM (T) Promotion:  We requested to expedite the CPC from DE to DGM (T) Promotion on Ad-hoc basis. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that the DE Seniority list has been submitted to the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh and the legal opinion has been called from the BSNL Panel Advocate and there after the necessary action for CPC will be taken. The Legal opinion from BSNL’s Advocate is expected shortly.

(b) Utilization of MT Quota 336 CAO Posts:  We requested to take the approval of BSNL Management Committee for utilization of 336 MT Quota CAO Posts for Ad-hoc promotions. PGM (Pers) informed that the file is under process for the approval of the Competent Authority.

(c) Consideration Request/Tenure transfers/Modification orders in the cadre of DGM (T)/AGM/SDE CAO/AO: 
We requested PGM (Pers) to consider the request/tenure transfers in respect of DGMs who have completed two years tenure and also in the verge of retirement. We also requested to consider the request/ tenure transfers /modification orders in the care of /AGM/SDE CAO/AO. PGM (Pers) assured to look in to the matter. 

(d) Regularization of the date of Promotion of AGMs/DEs as 29.6.2018: We requested for the regularization of the date of Promotion of AGMs/DEs as 29.6.2018 irrespective of their date of joining duty and extension of subsequent benefits if any with respect to the date of Promotion on 29.6.2018 pursuant to the instructions contained in AGM (Pers.I) BSNL CO, New Delhi Letter dated 4.7.2018, 5.7.2018 & 6.7.2018. In this regard we informed that AIBSNLEA has written a letter to the GM (Pers) on 03.10.2018 along with the Clarification sought by the CGM Kerala Circle on 27.7.2018 but till date no clarification was issued by the Pers. Branch of the BSNL Corporate Office to Kerala Circle or other Circles. After detailed discussion PGM (Pers) assured to issue the clarification shortly.

25.06.2019:  GS writes to

(i) Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding

(a)Request for issuing of Fresh Notification for LICE in respect  SDE(TF).

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24.06.2019:  6th AIC of AIBSNLEA at Vijayawada, AP from 14th July to 16th July, 2019 :

Dear Comrades,

6th All India Conference of All India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Executives’ Association is being held w.e.f. 14th July to 16th July, 2019 at Vijawada, AP, after the Central Working Committee meetings held at Dehradun (Uttrakhand) in August 2018, Trivandrum (Kerala) in August 2017 and Faridabad (Haryana) in January 2017. In this conference, we may like to discuss & decide future plan of actions on Organizational Matters, pending HR issues and viability of BSNL i.e. Implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL, De-linking of Pension Revision from pay revision, Payment of pension contribution on actual basis instead of maximum of the pay scales, Replacement of E1A by E2, E2A by E3 and subsequent up-gradation from E3 to E4, E5 to E6 and E6 to E7 w.e.f 01.01.2007, Rs. 22800/- Pay fixation case of JTOs / JAOs post recuited-2007, 30% Superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees, CPCs to fill up all SDE/AO, DE/CAO/EE and DGM equivalent posts, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, withdrawal of additional increment in the same scale on functional promotion under EPP, Notational pay scales of JTOs/SDEs(C/E/Arch/TF) and PA cadre, post scenario of the Membership Verification of Executive Associations other important HR issues.

The issues related to the Revival of BSNL i.e. Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, BSNL's Land Management Policy, Mutation and the process of transferring of all assets to BSNL, Govt. proposal to impose VRS and roll out of age from 60 years to 58 years, financial viability of BSNL, as per the decision taken by the Group of Ministers, at the time of formation of BSNL,  Issue letter of comfort for BSNL's proposals for taking bank loans, Expeditiously fill up all vacant post of BSNL Board of Directors and Scrap BSNL's outsourcing for the operation and maintenance of it's mobile towers are to be discussed in this conference to decide further strategies.

All these issues have been discussed in the informal meetings with Hon’ble MOSC(I/C), Secretary DoT, CMD BSNL and other Sr. Officers of DoT as well as of BSNL. Regarding Revival of BSNL, implementation of the recommendations of 3rd PRC in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit, Pension Revision, VRS etc., we have discussed the issue in person with Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications (I/C), PS to Hon’ble MOSC (I/C), Secretary DoT / DPE, Addl. Secretary (DPE) and other officers of DPE / DoT. We may discuss and decide the strategies on membership increase and status of Association accounts.

During the ongoing period the performance of BSNL in all fronts is not good. BSNL’s very existence as a strong Telecom Operator is one of the important issues which need thorough discussion.

The dwindling market share is a matter of serious concern to all of us. BSNL is continuously making losses for the last six consecutive years (i.e. 2009-10 - Rs. 1823 Crs., 2010-11 - Rs. 6386 Crs., 2011-12 - Rs. 8851 Crs., 2012-13 ~ Rs. 7884 Crs. , 2013-14 ~ Rs. 7020 Crs  2014-15   Rs. 7265 crores) . In the FY 2015-16 the performance of BSNL was improved and it was earning operational profit. BSNL loss was reduced to 54% and was Rs. 3880 Crs. The revenue flow was also increased to Rs. 32000 Crs. BSNL’s turnaround had started. But, in the FY 2016-17, the loss of BSNL again increased to Rs. 4786 Crs and in the FY 2017-18,  it is Rs. 7993 Crs. which needs to be immediately arrested. BSNL’s revenue during the current FY up-to June’ 19 has reduced to more than 40% including the CM segment which is a matter of serious concern to all of us.

Consequent to the immerging of Reliance Jio in the mobile segment and now entering in Broadband also, strong confidence building measures to the customers are to be given priority. The revenue of BSNL has drastically come down along with other telecom operators which have created problems for the O&M and payment of wages to the BSNL employees.  Strategies are to be evolved for more revenue generation, its collection and best utilization of expert man power.  This AIC may suggest methods to reduce the operational cost, and stoppage of unwanted expenditures. We need to improve our quality of service to not only to retain our customers but also to attract new subscribers.

Some of the circles are still in the state of net profit other circles should also continue their efforts to increase their revenue. This AIC should seriously discuss the ongoing situation and should come out with strong proposals to make BSNL a strong and viable organization.

The Government’s decision on creation of BSNL Tower subsidiary Company for its tower business is being opposed by all the Unions and Associations of BSNL also the appointment of CMD, Tower Subsidiary an IAS officer by DoT and not by BSNL Board. Against this, AIBSNLEA along with SNEA and AIGETOA has filed a Writ Petition in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi. The next date of hearing is 20.08.2019. The operation of the Tower Subsidiary will be subject to outcome of court case. Other Unions i.e. BSNLEU and NFTE has actively supported the court case and equally shared the expenditure of court case.  It is learnt that Govt. is now planning to form a new subsidiary company having about 8 Lakhs Cores Optical Fiber Network of BSNL.

This All India Conference should also decide the further line of action to get resolved the long pending HR issues and burning items related to Revival of BSNL.

On the organizational side, we can have critical examination of our strength and weakness regarding actual paid membership of the Association. Efforts should be made to increase the membership in view of the verification of Membership and the efforts made by AIBSNLEA recently getting released 13,000 executives promotions to the next higher grade. The proper corrective measures, wherever necessary, should be planned. Ensure regular and timely election of Circle/ District bodies to provide transparent and democratic organization. CWC members are to take stock of the status of the issues of various executive cadres taken by AIBSNLEA during the period and capitalize it. Circle and District Secretaries are to hold regular GB and CEC meetings to interact with the members to discuss their grievances. Regularly update their websites. CHQ Office Bearers and Advisors in their respective Circles should go on organizational tours.

All above issues are required to be discussed in the 6th AIC at Vijayawada and decisions are to be taken for the settlement of long pending HR issues and Viability of BSNL. Let us concentrate to make 6th All India Conference a historic success.

24.06.2019:  AIBSNLEA released poster on  6th All India Conference  at Vijaywada from 14th July, 2019 to 16th July, 2019. Host AP Circle will shortly dispatch some posters to all the Circles for publicity. In case needed more may be printed locally by Circles / Districts.....

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6th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA

(To be held at Vijaywada , Andhra Pradesh)

Schedule

12.07.2019

> Arrival of CHQ Office Bearers / Advisors to CHQ / Circle Secretaries / CWC Members/Consultants.

> CHQ Office Bearers / Advisors/Consultants to CHQ Meet at 18.00 Hrs.

13.07.2019

> Pre - AIC CWC Meet at 10.00 Hrs.

> Arrival of Delegates

14.07.2019 to 16.07.2019

> 6th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA

17.07.2019

> Departure of Delegates


Make it a Grand Success by>>>>

> Attending the Conference in a large number.

> Electing the delegates as per the constitution and intimating their names and arrival/departure particulars to the host circle. Delegates to be elected @ 30 paid members or part thereof being not less than 20 subject to the minimum of two per branch.

> Clearing the CHQ quota up-to the month of June, 2019 as well as Contribution towards Legal Funds and Diary payments.

> Depositing the Delegate fee @ Rs. 1800/- per Delegate to the host circle immediately on reaching Vijaywada.

> CHQ Office Bearers / Advisors to CHQ/Consultants to CHQ / Circle Secretaries /Circle Presidents and CWC Members will be the Ex-Officio Delegates.

> Ensure that the CWC members representing their Circle are elected as per the norms prescribed in the constitution. CWC members elected in excess will not be honored.

> No extra Delegates / Observers are allowed.

> Delegates attending the conference with family have to pay Rs.1500/- per member for food whereas the accommodation charges are to be paid as per actuals.

> Co-operate with the Host Circle in all respects.

LONG LIVE AIBSNLEA                                                                      LONG LIVE BSNL