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

Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting

AIBSNLEA notifies for its 2nd Central Working Committee meeting to be held at RTTC, Trivandrum on 11th and 12th August 2017 

<<<Click here for the notification>>>>

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

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

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18.08.2017:  Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board: GS, FS AGS(HQ) met and felicitated to Director (HR)  on behalf of the CWC Meet Trivendrum which she could not attend as Guest of Honour due to her pre occupation and discussed regarding:

(a) Implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% Fitment benefit: We requested for getting an early approval of BSNL Board for 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL. Director (HR) mentioned that CMD BSNL has advised us to immediately bring this item in the next BSNL MC Meeting and thereafter for BSNL Board approval. This action is being taken on fast track but thereafter we have to pursue in DoT for its approval. She also confirmed that Hon'ble MOSC&IT is in favour of its implementation. She also appreciated that during her recent visit to Hyderabad, our association people met her and discussed this matter wherein they gave some important suggestions also. Except your association no one discussed  the matter so seriously.

(b) CPSU Cadre Hierarchy implementation : Director (HR) confirmed that  yesterday PGM(Pers.) gave presentation to CMD BSNL in her presence wherein CMD BSNL and herself has directed to PGM(Pers.) to modify the CPSU Cadre hierarchy proposal to provide non post based time bound promotions upto the level of AGM as per Khan Committee Report. She confirmed that SNEA(I) has suggested non post based promotions up to SDE level only. She mentioned that why they are doing like this? And they tried to trunked the replacement of pay scales earlier proposal of BSNL dated 06.06.2016 up to the level of E3 scale only and demanded to keep one executive in E3 scale for 10 years. We explained that it is just to keeping the issues half resolved. She further mentioned that in CPSU Cadre Hierarchy the legal aspect are also there e.g. SC/ST roster implementation etc. However she assured to consider the views of AIBSNLEA.

(c)  Grant of special C/L to Circle / District Office bearers of AIBSNLEA also: We requested for granting of  special C/L to Circle / District level Office  bearers also. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.

18.08.2017: 30% Superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees: DGM(Estt.) BSNL CO discussed the matter with GS  and sought our opinion as directed by CMD BSNL to take the opinion of all the stake holders to see whether 2% increase from 3% all are satisfied. We suggested to increase 3% upto 12% as per DPE guidelines.

18.08.2017: Need of united struggles for the settlement of wage revision:

GS replies Shri P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNL Employees Union, CHQ in reference to his letter number BSNLEU/103 (Forum) dated 10.08.2017 on the subject the need of united struggles for the settlement of wage revision. While appreciating his feelings that the wage revision of BSNL employees is must GS has categorically mentioned that DoT and Government should give a special consideration to dispense the affordability clause of 3rd PRC with reference to BSNL as it is discharging certain important responsibilities on behalf of the Govt. of India by implementing NOFN successfully, NFS and LWE projects assigned to BSNL. BSNL also provides reliable telecom services to customers during natural calamities in the country on priority without getting any extra financial support from the government. BSNL also governs the tariffs in telecom sector and ensure telecom services on affordable rates to the customers.

 

At present CMD BSNL along with complete BSNL Board is making its sincere and honest efforts for the implementation of 3rd PRC report in BSNL. Hon'ble MoSC (I/C) is also of the same view and making efforts to get the Govt. approval for dispension of the said affordability clause of 3rd PRC report for BSNL. In this connection as per our discussions held with CMD BSNL on 09.08.2017, an internal committee of BSNL officers has been constituted to explore the modalities for 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit. The committee meeting is over and the report is being submitted shortly which will be placed before the Management committee of BSNL and thereafter to the BSNL Board for approval. As assured by CMD BSNL after the approval of BSNL Board, he will take up the matter in DoT for its approval and issuance of Presidential Directives.

 

In our opinion, we should closely monitor all these developments and in case we find any difficulty at any level in this regard then immediately we all BSNL Unions and Associations should discuss and decide the strategy to impress upon the DoT / Govt. for 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL through our decisive struggle. We assure our fullest participation in the struggle, if need be.

 <<<Click here for the letter>>>

18.08.2017: Felicitation of Director (HR), BSNL Board on behalf of  CWC AIBSNLEA:

GS, FS and AGS (HQ) met Smt. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board and felicitated her on behalf of CWC meet of AIBSNLEA held at Trivandrum (Kerala). Smt. Sujata T. Ray was invited as "Guest of Honour" in the Open Session held on 11.08.2017. <<<Click here for the photo>>>   

18.08.2017: Message from Smt. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board to CWC AIBSNLEA

Smt. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board has sent a message to CWC of AIBSNLEA conveying her best wishes for its grand success. In her message Director (HR) has categorically mentioned that "With your valued contribution and efforts company has been back on the path of recovery. As regards the Pay Revision on the basis of 3rd PRC, CMD has assured that Management will take all sincere efforts to make it happen for our company. I take this opportunity to call upon you all the forger differences among ourselves and work in harmony. Also we should resolve to give our best in serving the customers and make BSNL a fully profitable company." <<<Click here for the message>>>

17.08.2017: GS writes to Shri Manoj Sinha Ji, Hon'ble MOSC (I/C), Govt. of India requesting for exemption in affordability clause for BSNL for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL at par with other CPSEs like Food Corporation of India, formed under a statue to perform a specific agenda / regulatory function of the Giovernment. <<<Click here for the letter>>>

17.08.2017: Meeting with CGM (NTR), New Delhi:

GS FS along with CS and Vice President Delhi  Circle met CGM (NTR) on a courtesy call. We requested him to extend his full support to the newly formed Circle adhoc body of AIBSNLEA Delhi Circle and to safe guard the interest of AIBSNLEA members. CGM (NTR) mentioned that he was given an impression by CS, SNEA Delhi Circle that AIBSNLEA has been merged into SNEA which seems to be incorrect, there was a twist given in the matter. He assured that in NTR Circle without any prejudice any body the decisions will be always as per the rules. We assured him fullest co-operation.

17.08.2017: Meeting with PGM (Pers.):

GS, FS and AGS (DR) Shri Deepak Sharma, AM, BSNL Corporate Office met PGM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:

A. Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL: PGM (Pers.) informed that today a presentation by him in the presence of Director (HR) was given to CMD, BSNL on the draft proposal of CPSU cadre hierarchy prepared by the Pers. Cell. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that during the presentation it was desired by the CMD BSNL that there should not be much devoiations from the Khan Committee recommendations which being demanded by AIBSNLEA since beginning. He also mentioned that Pers. Cell draft proposal was limiting promotions up-to SDE level on time bound manner and functional basis but now the proposal will be re-drafted accordingly. We further requested that before final decision AIBSNLEA views must be taken.

B. CPC of left out cases from DE to DGM promotions: PGM (Pers.) informed that 32 left out cases DE to DGM promotions are under consideration but due to recent court notice from Hon'ble Supreme Court which has been received in Pers. Cell after seeing the case only further action in this regard will  be taken. 

C. SDE to DE, AO to CAO, JAO to AO, JTO to SDE and SDE (C/E) to EE (C/E) promotions: PGM (Pers) informed that today there was a meeting in this regard headed by Director (HR), BSNL Board to resolve the SC/ST Roaster implementation issue on the basis of DoP&T guidelines in the light of various various court judgments. But, the unanimity could not achieved so far. However, management has to to take a call to fill-up the vacant  Gr. "B" and Gr. "A" posts.

17.08.2017:GS writes to

(1) The PGM (Estt.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a) Representation received from Shri V Dinesan M.R, AO, regarding Non-issue of option form for higher Pension based on actual pay and DA without wage ceiling limit of Rs.5000/- Rs.6500/- or Rs. 15000/- as per EPFO order dated 23.03.2017

(b) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of JTO.

<<<Click here for the letter>>>

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

(a) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Accounts officers

(b) Representation received from Shri Y.S. Somayajulu, HR No. 199800453 JAO passed (40% LICE on 17.7.2016), % GMTD, BSNL Eluru, Andhra Pradesh regarding consideration.

(c) Representation received from Kerala Circle regarding Anomaly / Discrepancy in promotion and posting from the grade of Jr. Accounts officer to Accounts officer

(d) Representation received from Shri Ashish Agarwal, HR No. 60150158, JAO (Cash-Sales) Satara regarding volunteer to work as faculty at NATFM – Hyderabad

<<<Click here for the letter>>>

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

(a) Inter Circle transfer of Civil Executives in Contravention to BSNL Executive transfer policy – case of Maharashtra Circle .<<<Click here for the letter>>>

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

(a) Representation received from Shri R. Ravishankar, Staff No. 17620, DGM (BSS & Marketing), Kerala Circle for transfer from Kerala to Karnataka<<<Click here for the letter>>>

16.08.2017: Constitution of a Committee to explore the modalities for implementation of revision of pay under 3rd PRC:

BSNL Corporate Office issues orders regarding constitution of a committee to explore the modalities for implementation of revision of pay under 3rd PRC. As per the suggestion given by the Comrade GS,  AIBSNLEA in the core committee of BSNL Unions and Associations with CMD, BSNL held on 09.08.2017 for constitution of a committee to explore the modalities for implementation of revision of pay under 3rd PRC. CMD BSNL constituted the committee immediately and the committee meeting was held yesterday wherein the committee has recommended 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL with 15% fitment benefits for its executives. The committee report will be discussed in the next week in BSNL Management Committee and thereafter in BSNL Board. After the approval of BSNL Board, it will be sent to DoT for consideration and issuance of presidential directives.  <<<Click here for the order for constitution of committee>>>

16.08.2017: BSNL Corporate Office issues orders

1. Regarding fixation of pay under FR-22(1)(a)(i) to the members of AIBSNLEA, who were screening test passed & officiating in the grade of JTO.

<<<Click here for letter to Karnatarka Circle>>> <<<Click here for letter to Tamil Nadu Circle>>>

16.08.2017: Address by Shri Anupam Srivastava Ji on 11.08.2017 to the CWC meet of AIBSNLEA:

Complete video recording of the address by Shri  Anupam Srivastava Ji, CMD BSNL to the Open Session of CWC meet of AIBSNLEA through video conferencing is available at our Kerala Circle website <<<Click here for Kerala Circle website>>>

16.08.2017: Address by Shri A.M. Gupta Ji on 11.08.2017 to the CWC meet of AIBSNLEA:

Complete video recording of the address by Shri  A. M. Gupta Ji, GM (SR), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi to the Open Session of CWC meet of AIBSNLEA is available on youtube <<<Click here for the address by GM (SR) >>>

16.08.2017: Resolutions passed by the CWC meet Trivandrum on various organizational issues:

CWC of AIBSNLEA in its meeting held at Trivandrum on 11th and 12th August 2017 unanimously resolved:

 

1. That with effect from 01.01.2018 the monthly subscription from the members of the association will be increased to Rs.80/- from the existing Rs.50/-. The quota share among CHQ, Circle and District will be Rs.40/-, Rs.20/- and Rs.20/-respectively.

 

2. That a sum of Rs.200/- per member be collected towards the legal fund of AIBSNLEA to meet the expenditure towards various court cases.

 

3. That the new welfare scheme will be commenced from 01.09.2017. In this scheme, a one time contribution of Rs. 500/- will be collected from all the members. On getting the amount, the CHQ will allot a unique ID number to that participant member. At the time of superannuation / voluntary retirement, the member will be awarded with gift / memento worth Rs.500/-. In case, if the said member expires during the service before retirement, the family of the diseased will be paid a sum of Rs. 50,000/- from this welfare fund.

 

4. To impress upon BSNL Management to immediately expedite all the CPCs and fill-up all the vacant posts. In the name of pending court cases, the CPC work should not be stopped.

 

5. That in case, if our pending HR issues are either not resolved or no action is taken within a three months time frame than immediately organizational action program be launched.

 

6. That in case, if the 3rd PRC recommendations are not implemented in BSNL with full 15% fitment than CHQ may start a joint united struggle along with other Associations / Unions.    

16.08.2017:GS writes to

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

(a)  Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre Of SDE

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

(c)  Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of DGM

(d) Representation received from Shri A. Venkatraman, SDE- CFA (Plg.) HR No. 99000585 % CGMT Karnataka Circle regarding discrepancy in Seniority List 7 SDE (T) and immediate revision thereof

(e) Representation received from Shri A.K. Das, EE (E) HR No. 198209722 % CE(E) Guwahati regarding transfer on completion of Tenure

(f) Representation received from Shri B. Sree Ramulu, SDE (Building), HR No. 198002933 regarding retention of his Seniority Number.

(g) Representation received from Shri V.S. Kalugade, DE, HR No. 198310880 regarding refusal to accept promotion & posting as DGM.

 <<<Click here for the letter>>>

(2) The Director (HR/Finance) BSNL Board, regarding

(a) Representation received from Shri Jagdish Chandra Chouhan, HR No. 198315219 DGM (F) / Circle IFA, % The CGMT, Assam Telecom Circle, Guwahati regarding his promotion to Jt. GM (Finance) with effect from 3.4.2015.

 <<<Click here for the letter>>>

(3) The GM (FP) BSNL  Corporate office, regarding

(a) Representation received from Jharkhand Circle regarding relieving of Executive from Jharkhand Circle

(b) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Accounts officers

(c) Representation received from Smt. D. Tamil Selvi, AO, Staff No 180096 HR No. 199101858 % CGMT Port Blair regarding spelling mistake in the Name and immediate correction thereof.

(d) Representation from Shri Tapan Bhattacharyya, Account Officer (Plg & Wages & Bills), Staff No. 180103, West Bengal Circle requesting for grant of tenure facilities equivalent to NE regions

(e) Representation received from JAO Officiating candidates of Andhra Pradesh Circle regarding regularization of their services as JAO

 <<<Click here for the letter>>>

AIBSNLEA WISES

A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS 

INDEPENDENCE DAY & KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI

TO ONE & ALL

12.08.2017:  Report on the 2nd Day proceedings of CWC meet Trivandrum.

CWC meeting resumed at 09.30 Hrs as per the schedule. The remaining Circe Secretaries presented their report.

 

Com. K .P. Nair, AGS (PA/ PS) clarified the queries raised by various Circle Secretaries with respect to the cases of Steno/PA/PS cadre.

 

Com. Alkendra Singh, Advisor congratulated the Kerala Circle for the successful holding of the CWC meeting. He told that it is a matter of proud to be a part of such a great organization. He told that, we should work combined for making the BSNL a vibrant organization. He told that it is the high time to think about the same for the organization. AIBSNLEA is the power of BSNL. He praised GS AIBSNLEA for his active role in the resolution of the problems. He told that we stand beside the GS.

 

Com. S.K. Jena Advisor, in his address mentioned that we have a committed leadership. He presented the views about 3rd PRC. He appealed all to convince the respective Hon'ble MPs for grabbing the 3rd PRC.  He suggested that the absence of the CS/CHQ Office Bearers in the CWC should be taken seriously. He also briefed about the issues of Civil/Electrical.

 

Com. GS Sum up the queries raised in the report of the Circle Secretaries.  While summing up the issued raised by various Circle Secretaries, GS explained the status of the cases with the rulings on the subject, stand of the BSNL Corporate Office and the actions taken by the Association to settle them. He mentioned that all the cases forwarded by circles from time to time are taken up and pursued.  The pending cases, if any, will also be pursued.  In case of any left out case, please submit and forward the same to the email.

 

He requested CS Karnataka to furnish the case wise details of the favouritism by the Circle administration towards SNEA to take up the matter in BSNL Corporate office. CS Maharashtra and OS (W) were requested to tour throughout the Maharashtra and form branches, wherever it is not formed. CS UP (West) was requested to submit the details of victimization of members with details. CS Rajasthan was requested to submit a note on the case study made by his team on induction of BA formations combining several SSAs in Rajasthan.

 

In post lunch session General Secretary presented his report on the activities of the Association during the period.  The report, including the HR issues, was discussed in detail and the action taken by the CHQ with the present status of each and every case was elaborated. The followings have been decided:

 

1. The subscription of the association will be increased to Rs.80/- from the existing Rs.50/- and the quota ratio will be Rs.40/- to CHQ, Rs.20/- Circle and Rs.20/- District.  The same will be effective from 1.1.2018.

2. A sum of Rs.200/- per member will be collected towards the legal fund to meet the expenditure being incurred on various court cases. 

3. All the circles who are not updating the circle website were requested to make arrangements for regular update of their website.

5. The new welfare scheme already approved by the AIC Mysuru may be commenced from the 01.09.2017.

6. It was decided to co-opt Shri Deepak Sharma, AM, BSNL Corporate office as AGS (DR) and Shri S. S. Rawat AGM Rajasthan Circle as Advisor (G) against Shri Ajay Kaswan and Shri Dinesh Meghwal respectively.

7. It was also decided to enrol Direct Recruit executives as member of AIBSNLEA.

8. It was also decided that in case if the 3rd PRC recommendation are not implemented in BSNL then CHQ may start a joint united struggle with other unions / associations in due course of time.

 

The audited account for the period 7.01.2017 to 31.7.2017 was submitted by Com. Com. T.C. Jain, FS CHQ. Some members raised queries which were replied by GS and FS. Thereafter, the account was approved unanimously.

 

It was also decided to hold next CWC meet at Dehradoon of Uttarakand Circle. At the last Com B.S. Reddy, AGS (Engg.) delivered the vote of thanks Comrade S. Sivakumar, CHQ President adjourned the CWC meet Trivandrum sine die.

11.08.2017:  CWC meeting resumed at 21.15 Hrs on 11.08.2017

GS AIBSNLEA briefly described about the contribution and support of Shri Manoj Singh, GS AITEEA during membership verification and thereafter post MV scenario. GS AIBSNLEA praised GS AITEEA for their continuous support and not to divert inline with the AIGETOA. GS AIBSNLEA described about the history of the combined struggle of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and AITEEA. GS AIBSNLEA appreciated the demand of Rs 22820 pay scale of 2007 and 2008 batch. He told that generally the people are benefited in the PRC but in this case the JTOs 2007 are in the loss. So called recognized association has sabotaged this issue by including the demand of recently LICE promoted JTOs. GS AIBSNLEA said that AIBSNLEA is giving active support for the early settlement of the issue and GS assured the 2007 and 2008 batch for an early resolution of this genuine demand.

 

Com. Manoj Singh, GS AITEEA thanked GS AIBSNLEA for his active support and guidance. He said that he was contacted by both the GSs viz AIBSNLEA as well as SNEA before the MV/referendum. After detailed analysis of the activities and discussion with both the associations, AITEEA decided to extend  its vote & support to AIBSNLEA in MV for the core issues of DRs. He remembered the active support of GS AIBSNLEA in vigorous pursuance of Pay issue of post 2007 Executives recruited in E1A pay scale. He highlighted the attack on basic cadre of JTO/JAOs by DoT presidential order by downgrading the JTO pay scale to E1. He told that he has not understood till date that why AIGETOA has left the United Forum. He told that it was the united forum which has played the active role in the formation of committee on anomaly of pay fixation of JTO/JAO of 2007 and 2008 batches. He also raised the issue of DPC/CPC of JTO (T) to SDE (T) up to current vacancy year so that all post 2007 Executives who have completed their residency period, may become  promoted to SDE timely.  He praised the persistent persuasion of GS AIBSNLEA in the resolving the issue. He appealed to make rely on the GS AIBSNLEA. He elaborated that AITEEA is trying for the strengthening its bodies in different circles and he told that AITEEA will continue to extend its consistent support to AIBSNLEA.

 

Thereafter remaining and present Circle Secretaries presented their report.

 

OS (North) Shri Devesh Sharma presented the status of the organisational action programs in the north zone. He provided the status circle wise. He appealed the CS Himachal Pradesh and CS Punjab for early holding the Circle Conference. He appraised the house about the referendum status circle wise.

 

OS (East) Shri Prasun Kumar in his address provided the status of the organisational programs in the east zone. He said told that the SNEA is making the nuisance in the strike. Conferences are due in the Bihar, Jharkhand, A&N, NE-I and NE-II Circles. He requested to reduce the tenure of NE-II Circle from 1.5 years to 1 year. He demanded to introduce the Mediclaim facility for indoor treatment.

OS (West) Com Saste in his address told about the deposition of the subscription of ITPC Pune. He provided the status of the organisational programs in the west zone.

 

OS (South) Com. Udayasuryan told about the organisational activities in the south zone.

 

Advisor Narendra suggested that we should grab the opportunity for making the DR JTOs as members of AIBSNLEA who do not want to make the pact with SNEA. He told that we should educate all our members about the CMD's message regarding the PRC. He told that the GS AIBSNLEA has played a vital role in giving the 2nd PRC also.   He also demanded that the issue of TTA to JTO outsider quota is pending for long time and needs to resolve before 3rd PRC.

 

Com. B.S. Reddy, AGS (Engg) in his address told about the combined circle conference in AP Circle. He told that both the elected circle bodies are performing very well. He told that AIBSNLEA has always taken the issues of each and the every cadre. He told that SNEA is high jacking the issues of AIBSNLEA regarding the pay, pension and promotion.

 

Com. Rajpal, AGS (F), in his speech congratulated Com Shaji and his team for conducting the CWC in a grand manner. He motivated the newly elected team at Delhi.  He thanked Com. B.S. Reddy for his awareness about the accounts matter. He remembered the efforts of AIBSNLEA for getting permission in utilizing the 50 percent MT quota posts and getting approval for further extending the CPC work. He appealed to work for enhancement of the AIBSNLEA membership.  He also suggested about the merger of likeminded associations. He put his personal views that we should oppose the look after promotions. He expressed that TA/DA rates should be revised immediately in the present scenario. He told about the good persuasion of AIBSNLEA to get the 3rd PRC.

11.08.2017:  Central Working Committee meeting of AIBSNLEA - OPEN SESSION

The Open Session of the CWC meet was started as schedule with the august presence of Dr. P.T. Mathew, CGMT Kerala Circle as the Chief Guest and Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), BSNL CO, Shri Ashutosh Gupta, GM (Restructuring), BSNL CO New Delhi, Shri S. Jyothi Shankar, GM (EB/S&M), Kerala Circle, Shri SS Thampi, PGMTD, BSNL, Trivandrum, Shri K.K. Vel, PGM (Finance), Kerala Circle, Shri Amit Gupta, AGS, AIRBSNLEWA CHQ, Shri Manoj Singh, GS AITEEA as the special guests of the function.

 

All the dignitaries on the dais were welcomed and felicitated.

 

Open Session was inaugurated by lightening of traditional lamp after a devotional song of Ganesha Vandanam.

 

Com. V. Shaji, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Kerala :  Welcomed the Chief Guest, Guest of Honours,  special invitees and all the other dignitaries on the dais and all the CWC members, Circle Presidents, Circle Secretaries and all the members present.  All the dignitaries on dais were felicitated by presenting Bouquets.   Com. Shaji in his welcome mentioned that the CWC is being held at a crucial juncture and AIBSNLEA and its members are confident to achieve the targets assigned by the CMD and will make BSNL as number one operator.  He mentioned that under the leadership of Dr. P T Mathew, CGMT  Kerala Circle will reach its height. 

 

Com. S Sivakumar, President, AIBSNLEA CHQ:   in his welcome address mentioned that the CWC is being held at the time when BSNL staff is facing the challenge of 3rd PRC implementation.  He mentioned that after the demonetization and entry by Reliance Jio, the revenue of BSNL is coming down day by day.  He appreciated the Kerala Circle management and comrades for its achievement of profit.  He has also mentioned about various methods adopted by BSNL in increasing the revenue. BSNL is providing the service to the nation on behalf of the Govt. and hence, Govt. is bound to take care of the BSNL requirements.  He has also briefed about the actions taken by the Association and BSNL management towards the 3rd PRC implementation.  He also demanded that the AIBSNLEA office bearers should be extended with 20 days special leave as per the provisions of the DoP & T and DoT guidelines on the subject.  On behalf of the association, he has assured the BSNL management to extend full support and co-operation in increasing the revenue.    

 

Dr. P T Mathew, CGMT, BSNL, Kerala Circle, Hon. Chief Guest:    in his address has mentioned that the AIBSNLEA has great leaders and with the approach of AIBSNLEA BSNL Kerala will grow much more.  Kerala BSNL circle has achieved more and more profit year by year with 23% profit in the last year.    You have the right to work and the result will automatically come.  He made the example of Geeta Advise by Lord Krishna to Arjun in the Mahabharatha.  "No" is not there in the dictionary of Kerala BSNL. He mention that Bill Gate the richest person to provide the internet and broadband connection to each and every house is the long term vision of Kerala.  To provide broadband connection to each and every landline customer is the short term vision.   The work towards the same has already started and this is the secret of success of Kerala.  In the mobile sector, each and every person is provided with GSM connection with a 10% growth in the last year.  The target is to give 10 connections per employee in a month which can increase the revenue.  Going to the institution, giving power point presentation with details of plans and by the efforts of 30 people, 1400 connections were provided to an institute within 3-4 hours of time.   He remembered the words of Mother Teressa.  “what I cannot do, you can do and what you can't do I can do, but when we do together everything can be done”.  He has also mentioned above various actions and methods adopted to capture the market and increase the growth of connections.  He mentioned that the age is not a bar for each one of us and stated the example of Shri E Sreedharan Metro Men at the age of 85.   It is only the mind set and the excellence is the continuous process and not an accident.  The goal is making the BSNL profitable and with the commitment, we can achieve the same and wished the conference a grand success. 

 

Com. Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA in his address mentioned that Kerala Circle is the most profit making circle of BSNL and congratulated the entire team of executives and non- executives of Kerala circle of BSNL.  He on his personal behalf and on behalf of the AIBSNLEA has expressed  his appreciation for the achievement and commitment.  The network coverage and data communication is excellent, where there is not even a single call drop.  He mentioned that when Kerala Circle can achieve such huge profit with quality of service, all other circles can also definitely achieve the profit and efforts are to be taken with commitment like Kerala comrades.  He also briefed about the formation of the AIBSNLEA, its achievements for the last so-many years.  The rolls played by the AIBSNLEA in the financial viability of BSNL. <<<Click here for the Key Note Address by GS>>>>

 

Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL (through Video Conference)  thanked   he mentioned that the strength of the BSNL is the executives and non-executives.   There are positive signs of improvement.  BSNL was number 1 once and due to various reasons, its positions had come down.  All the new technologies like NOFN, etc is helping BSNL to improve.  All of you are making party of the organization and be a part of the BSNL revival.  With such a aggressive market and competition, the market share of BSNL as gone up.  He also told that the revenue from operation has been increased.  Please stay together and work hard to increase the revenue of BSNL.  There are virtual turn around going on in the organization.  He congratulated the profit making circles, like Kerala, Maharashtra and Odissa, etc.  He mentioned that the journey has to be continue and the responsibility shown by the AIBSNLEA in reviving the BSNL is commendable and appreciable.  As regards 3rd PRC, we are working together and the Hon. MoC is also in favour of the BSNL and implement the 3rd PRC.  He also stated that the Hon. MoC is of the opinion that the efforts and hard work should continue and ensure that the turn around continue.  He mentioned that BSNL should get 3rd PRC and urged every one to take the responsibility of the journey.  He also mentioned that GST implementation has also taken place and all the processed needs to be made accordingly to take care of the GST.  He also mentioned that Finance wing of Corporate office in consultation with Circle IFA, the cash flow problems will be resolved and the problem will be eased out.  He mentioned that this is the time to remain unite and make the BSNL over above every and continue to process of revival.   He thanked everyone and expected that the gathering will take many decisions which will benefit in the  turn around of BSNL. He mentioned that he missed the mammoth gathering and apologized for not making it personally to attend the session due to his busy schedule and appointment with various Ministers. <<<Click here for the Address of CMD, BSNL>>>>

 

Com. Amit Gupta, AGS, AIRBSNLEWA:  He mentioned that as on today, there are around 2 lakh pensions those who retired after formation of BSNL.  The pension for the pensioners are paid by the DoT, whereas the medical facilities are given by the BSNL.  There are no one to help the issues of pensions, there is no one to listen to their problems.  When people talk about 3rd PRC, there are many pensioners who has so far not got the 2nd PRC benefit, 78.2 % fitment, etc.  There are no records, in Kerala alone more than 3000 cases are pending.  He mentioned that as per the information received from DoT under RTI, the pension revision of DoT pensioners will be done only if BSNL employees get 3rd PRC benefit.  He personally requested the GM (SR), to take care of the Pensioners' issue.

 

Com. Manoj Singh, G.S. AITEEA, CHQ: The motivation in joining the BSNL is pay and promotion.  The extended pay scale issue is pending for many years which is related to 2nd PRC, till the time when we expect the implementation of 3rd PRC.  It is quite surprising that for one cadre there are three different pay scales.   He mentioned that through the Kerala circle has achieved best services, it is not the case in other parts of the country.    He mentioned about various HR issues pending for more than so many years.  He mentioned that the concern of the management towards the 3rd PRC is appreciable. He said that JTO to SDE seniority quota promotions should be made immediately considering current vacancies.     

 

Dr. Jyothi Shankar, GM (EB/S&M CM), BSNL, Trivandrum, Guest of Honour:   He has mentioned about the areas where he has worked and during his tenure in Trivandrum, it was awarded as the best Telecom. District.  He mentioned about the activities of Kerala Circle, which is instrumental in earning profit.  He mentioned that he expects the leadership of AIBSNLEA and AITEEA should ensure that a situation is created in BSNL that employees are benefitted with 3rd PRC.

 

Shri S S Thampi, PGMTD, Guest of Honour:  He mentioned that the 3rd PRC is the burning issue for each and every one of you and is confident that the leadership of the Association will take its efforts.  He mentioned that as officers, there are limitations and associations and unions are having freedom.  He requested to address the route cause of the problem.  He suggested to convince the political masters which will help every one of us to get the 3rd PRC.  He mentioned about various methods which can be adopted in marketing and increasing the profit. 

 

Shri Ashuthosh Gupta, GM (Restructuring), BSNL Corporate Office,  Guest of Honour:   in his speech mentioned that the HR plan is in the final stage and the approval of the BSNL board is awaited.  As regards the issue of amendment of CDA rules, he has mentioned that there is a provision to review the performance after attaining the age of 55 which is available in CDA rule and made applicable in all the Govt. Departments.   Hence, the same is being implemented in all the PSUs and hence, the same is incorporated in the CDA rules.  There are clear cut guidelines from the Govt to implement the clause in all the PSUs and there are also clear cut guidelines in the case of making the issue applicable and the issue has to be approved by the Director (HR) and the possibility of mis-use of the clause is rare.     He also mentioned that as per the guidelines from Govt., the succession plan is being implemented only in the case of CGMs.   As regards the issue of introduction of collection of donation clause in the CDA, the matter will be reviewed and will be reverted back to the CHQ of AIBSNLEA.   As regards the re-structuring of Civil / Electrical, it was mentioned that the post is abolished at the bottom level, so that existing employees gets the promotion to higher posts against the vacancy aroused out of retirement.  He mentioned that the AIBSNLEA is lucky to have the leader like Com Prahlad Rai.   AIBSNLEA not only achieve the goal of its members, but works for the over all benefit of the organization BSNL.  He mentioned that the CWC is being held at the right time and the issue of 3rd PRC, etc.  He has congratulated the organisors of the Function.   

 

Shri K K Vel, PGM (F), BSNL, Kerala Circle Guest of Honour  mentioned in his speech, if we are able to hold together, we will be able to regain the customer and improve the cash flow.   With the operations alone we are not going to improve the revenue.  Analyse the landline and broadband customer, increase the EB and maintain the quality of service.  If we able to give the service satisfaction, the customers will in turn will give the revenue what is the need of BSNL.  He assured that the pending medical and pensioners cases will be scruitinised and settled.  Every one of us know what is happening and no one can teach anyone.  If we maintain the integrity, the organization will flourish.

 

Shri A M Gupta, GM (SR), BSNL Corporate Office, Guest of Honour   He thanked the AIBSNLEA for inviting him and ensuring his presence in the meeting.  He mentioned that the meeting is being held at a crucial juncture and BSNL management is eager to know the outcome of the meeting.  We have to find out the solution for 3rd PRC.  He also stated that the two days discussion is important not only for the association it is for the BSNL management also.  He mentioned that CMD never miss the opportunity to attend the meeting and address the gathering.  But due to his constraint he could not attend the session in person and hence he addressed through video conferencing.    BSNL management has already submitted resources management plan to the DoT for implementation of 3rd PRC.    He also mentioned that Director (HR) was also keen to attend and address the session, but could not make it due to the important assignment.  He has conveyed and read out the message of the Director (HR).    Through her message he has conveyed that to implement the 3rd PRC, efforts are taken by the management under the leadership of CMD and requested every one to come together forgetting the difference and support the BSNL.  He mentioned that the efforts of the GS Com. Prahlad Rai in pursuing the 3rd PRC with various levels and ministers are commendable and due to his efforts, the BSNL management were called by the MoC and the entire BSNL Broad has explained the details to the MoC.  While some associations creates the doubts in the minds and making  fear amongst the members, the approach of Com. Prahlad Rai is in fully in positive direction and thanked Com. Rai in understanding the situation and being in support of the BSNL management.   BSNL management has already explained the source of income to meet the financial burden of BSNL on implementation of 3rd PRC to the Secretary Telecom. The case of payment of pension contribution on the maximum has already been taken up and the amount paid will be received back for which the file is in process with positive remark from all the points.    He assured that implementation of 2nd PRC to the pensioners before the implementation of 3rd PRC.    He also mentioned that the revision of pension of the pensioners is not connected with the profit and loss of the BSNL.  He assured that he will take up the issue with DoT.  As regards the special casual leave to the office bearers of AIBSNLEA, there is a provision in the guidelines of DoP&T and DoT, whereas by oversight or due to other reasons, provision has not been made in the MV.  He assured that fair treatment will be given to both the association.   The issue of Pension contribution of BSNL recruitees, additional 2% is under process and very shortly a favourable decision will be taken by the BSNL MC.  The cadre hierarchy issue is also being considered.    As regards the notional benefit, he mentioned that this issue is of AIBSNLEA only and the issue has already approved by the MC and board approval is awaited.  As regards the issue of donation collection by the association, the matter will be reviewed.  He also mentioned that the HR plan of BSNL is also in the final stage and all the small issued will be resolved.   He assured that any issue will be looked into by sitting together.  Requested everyone to forget the difference and support the BSNL management.  He thanked everyone for the support and having the leader like Com Prahlad Rai.

 

Com. Vijayakumar, Circle President, AIBSNLEA, Kerala Circle  expressed vote of thanks

 

The meeting ended with dinner. The house was jam packed. <<<Click here for Glimpses>>>>

11.08.2017:  Central Working Committee meeting of AIBSNLEA:

Central Working Committee meeting of AIBSNLEA commenced at BSNL RTTC campus at Trivandrum as per schedule with hoisting of AIBSNLEA flag amidst slogans "AIBSNLEA Zindabad"

After opening remarks of CHQ President, Host Circle Secretary Comrade V. Shahji delivered welcome address.

One minute silence was observed in the memory of departed comrades.

Thereafter self introduction was given by all the participants. Minutes of the 1st CWC Faridabad was approved. Circle Secretaries present in the CWC plac ed their report on the organizational activities in their circle.

The session continued after lunch break.

The session started after the lunch break. Remaining Circle Secretaries placed their report before the house.

10.08.2017:    AIBSNLEA filed an OA vide O.A./100/2649/2017 in Hon'ble Principal Bench CAT New Delhi against the DOT order dated 05.07.2017 regarding withdrawal of additional increment by fixation in same scale on post based promotion under EPP.

 

The above noted matter was listed for hearing 10.08.2017 before Hon'ble Tribunal and after hearing Hon'ble Tribunal issued show cause notice to the respondents. Counsel for DoT had accepted notice and sought two weeks time to file reply on interim application for stay of the order dated 5.7.2017 issued by Department. Now 24.8.2017 is fixed for hearing on grant of interim stay.

09.08.2017: CMD BSNL meeting with BSNL Unions and Associations Core Group:

 

GS along with GS of BSNLEU and GS SNEA was invited by CMD BSNL today at 12 PM to discuss regarding implementation of 3rd PRC report in BSNL. GS NFTE BSNL was also invited but due to lack of communication he could not attend the meeting. CMD BSNL initiated the discussion on 3rd PRC report implementation in BSNL. He mentioned that in 3rd PRC report some relaxation in the affordability clause to some specific PSUs have been recommended. On this basis, we can make a case to the Administrative Ministry i.e. DoT for approval. He explained that in general, the 3rd PRC recommendations are not favourable to BSNL but we have to take some favoarble points to get implemented the 3rd PRC report in BSNL. Comrade GS AIBSNLEA suggested him to immediately form a committee in BSNL Corporate Office to study the 3rd PRC report and to submit a report with in one week for consideration of BSNL Management committee and thereafter to the BSNL Board. CMD BSNL appreciated our suggestion and mentioned that immediately a committee will be formed in BSNL Corporate Office which will submit its report with in one week to place in the next BSNL Management Committee meeting and hereafter immediately in the BSNL Board for approval. CMD BSNL explained that he has already discussed in DoT with senior officers on this issue wherein Additional Secretary (T), who is the Govt nominee Board of Director also in BSNL Board, has mentioned that since he has already supported BSNL's view point in the Cabinet Secretary meeting. In view of that he is in support with BSNL on this issue. CMD BSNL explained that BSNL is not getting any financial support from the Govt. and regulating the tariffs in Telecom Sector of the country. BSNL has paid more than Rs. 2 lakh Crores to the Govt. in terms of license fee, taxes dividend etc after its inception. Against the notional loan of Rs. 7500 Crores, BSNL has paid Rs.14000 Crores as interest amount only @ 14.5% to DoT. After its formation, BSNL has never been given any financial support by the Govt. rather BSNL is implementing Govt. prestigious projects for example NOFN, NFS, LWE, etc. with out getting much profit.

 

CMD BSNL further explained that Member (F) of DoT is of the opinion that in case if the 3rd PRC report is implemented in BSNL than BSNL will be closed with in three years. But, in his opinion in case if the 3rd PRC report is not implemented in BSNL than BSNL may be closed with in three months time. The additional burden of Rs. 2800 Crores on implementation of 3rd PRC report with full 15% fitment benefit in BSNL may be earned with the help of all the BSNL employees but to save the Rs. 2800 Crores by not implementing 3rd PRC report may give three times loss to BSNL. In view of this Govt should consider 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL. He advised all to work together for the implementation of 3rd PRC report in BSNL on proiority. He further reiteriated that he is ready to resign from the post of CMD BSNL in case if the 3rd PRC report is not impelemnetd in BSNL. We further suggested him that first CMD BSNL should get the approval of BSNL Board on 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL and then sent to DoT for approval thereafter only we will be able impress upon to DoT for its implementation in BSNL.

 

Let all the BSNL Unions and Assocations come together to get implemented the 3rd PRC report in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit as a single and common demand through negotiations or the decisive struggle keeping aside all the differences at this crucial juncture.

09.08.2017: CEC Meeting of AIBSNLEA Delhi Circle:

GS and President attended and addressed the CEC meeting of AIBSNLEA Delhi Circle in the Committee Room 2nd Floor, Kidwai Bhawan, New Delhi of NTR Circle. Comrade GS explained in detail the reasons for the formation of the adhoc Circle body of Delhi Circle. He explained that AIBSNLEA is determined to safe guard the interest of all BSNL executives and no executive should feel insecure in Delhi Circle. Some members appraised that they were told in some meeting by the Ex. Circle Secretary, Delhi Circle that he has been advised by GS, AIBSNLEA to merge with SNEA and with his approval he is merging AIBSNLEA with SNEA. Comrade GS clarified that it was total misleading information by the Ex. Circle Secretary to the members of AIBSNLEA. He explained that AIBSNLEA exists and will exists in Delhi Circle that is why with the cooperation and active participation of Delhi Circle members of AIBSNLEA next day itself the Circle adhoc body was formed by the CHQ. He appealed all the AIBSNLEA members not to be misguided by such elements.

 

Comrade GS, President CHQ along with CS Delhi Circle also met GM (HR), NTR Circle and explained him about the formations of adhoc circle body. GM (HR) during discussions mentioned that here in NTR Circle, this impression has been given that AIBSNLEA has been merged with SNEA. We clarified him about the said mispleading information by some people. GM (HR) assured his full cooperation to the newly formed Circle body of AIBSNLEA. We advised CS Delhi Circle to form immediately Divisional Branches wherever needed and to hold the AIBSNLEA Circle Conference at the earliest. He assured an early action inn this regard.

09.08.2017: Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board:

GS met Director (HR), BSNL Board and discussed regarding implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL. Director (HR) mentioned that BSNL Management is sincerely trying to get the way outs for the implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL. She mentioned that as Director (Finance) she has some financial constraints in view of the sharp decline in BSNL's revenue after Reliance Jio free service. In CM segment of BSNL the dip is around 25%. However, she as Director (HR) is for 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL. She also mentioned that in the circumstances, if compels to CMD BSNL to resign from the post than whole BSNL Board will resign. She advised to continue our efforts in DoT / Ministry to convince in favour of 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL.

09.08.2017:GS writes to Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), regarding proposal for grant of Special Casual Leaves at Circle and SSA level to Support Association .<<<Click here for letter>>>>

05.08.2017: DPE issued order regarding decision on allowances other than the allowances under 'Cafeteria approach' w.r.t. Pay Revision of Board level and below Board level Executives and Non­ Unionised  Supervisors  of  Central Public Sector Enterprises  (CPSEs) w.e.f. 01.01.2017-.....<<<Click here for letter>>>>

Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL-Process in this regard…….

DPE has issued OM W-02/0028/2017-DPE (WC)-GL-XIII/17 dated 3rd August, 2017 regarding Pay Revision of Board Level and below Board Level executives and Non-Unionised Supervisors of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) w.e.f. 01.01/2017.

As per the presentation submitted by AIBSNLEA CHQ and consistent efforts taken with the Hon'ble MOC , Secretary Telecom, Secretary DPE, and CMD BSNL  for the dispension  in the  affordability clause for BSNL  and extension of 3rd  PRC to BSNL Employees has now been reflected in DPE OM dated 03.08.2017.

In this regard, AIBSNLEA CHQ has written so many letters to Hon'ble MOC/Secretary  DOT/DPE  /CMD BSNL and met them personally stating that as per the Para 5 of the 3 PRC committee recommendations as per the Telecom Policy 1999,  BSNL has been formed to meet out the specific agenda  of Government of India. i.e. providing Telecom Services without any budgetary support and BSNL is paying License Fee, Spectrum charges, and other charges  as per the order of the Government of India from time to time deviating to the agreed principles on 01/10/2000.

A letter written by GS CHQ to Honorable MOC Shri Manoj Sinha Ji  on 08.06.2017 <<<Click here for GS AIBSNLEA Letter>>>>  has been furnished for the reference of our members.  The DPE OM dated 03/08/2017 vide Annexure-II Para II of Page No 19 which is reproduced below.

Affordability to certain types of CPSEs:

b)  The affordability condition shall also be applicable to the CPSEs registered under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956, or under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 (which by the very nature of their business are not-for profit companies) for implementation of the revised compensation structure (including Performance Related Pay) as being recommended for other CPSEs.

c)  There are also certain CPSEs which have been formed as independent Government companies under a statute to perform a specific agenda / regulatory functions. The revenue stream of such CPSEs are not linked to profits from the open market in a competitive scenario but are governed through the fees & charges, as prescribed and amended from time to time by the Government. There is no budgetary support provided by the Government to such CPSEs. In consideration that the impact of the revised compensation structure (including Performance Related Pay) would supposedly form the part of revenue stream for such CPSEs, the affordability condition shall not be applicable to these CPSEs; however the implementation of same shall be subject to the approval of Administrative Ministry upon agreeing and ensuring to incorporate the impact of the revised compensation structure into the revenue stream.

On the basis of the above recommendations now BSNL Board has to recommend implementation of 3rd PRC report with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL and thereafter it has to be sent to DoT for the approval and issuance of the Presidential Directives. We have to impress upon BSNL Management in this regard for an early Board approval and sending to DoT thereafter we have to pursue in DoT for the approval of BSNL Board proposal and early issuance of presidential directives.  

Comrades, as assured by CMD BSNL, the 3rd PRC recommendations has to be approved by BSNL Board for its implementation in BSNL and thereafter to get the approval of DoT for issuance of Presidential Directives.   We are confident that CMD BSNL will fulfill his commitment in this regard. Let us,  concentrate on this issue and pursue vigorously for 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL.

04.08.2017: Office Memorandum for implementation of Pay revision in CPSEs.

Department of Public Enterprises issues Office Memorandum for Pay Revision of Board level and below Board level Executives and Non-Unionised Supervisors of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) w.e.f. 01.01.2017.

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03.08.2017: Formation of Adhoc Circle Body of AIBSNLEA Delhi Circle:

Consequent upon betrayer and desertion of Circle Secretary, Circle President and some Office Bearers of Delhi Circle, AIBSNLEA CHQ has formed an Adhoc Circle Body for the smooth functioning of the circle with the unqualified support and commitment shown by our Delhi Circle comrades. We heartily welcome and assure our fullest support to the newly appointed Circle Body. We extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to all our members of Delhi Circle who has helped in forming the Adhoc Circle Body of Delhi Circle immediately. AIBSNLEA exists and will always exist with the support of its dedicated members. The so called majority executive association has propagated through their website that AIBSNLEA Delhi Circle have merged with SNEA along with 200 members. It is totally false and misleading. They should understand that their ulterior motives to de-stabilize AIBSNLEA will never succeed. Shri D.S. Chauhan, DGM (Engg.), NCNGN (9868113111), Shri P.D. Sharma, CAO, NTR (9868280070) and Shri Umesh Chandra, Commercial Officer, NTR (9868189974) have been nominated as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively.  <<<Click here for the letter>>>

03.08.2017: Preparation regarding CWC Meet Trivandrum

All the Circle Secretaries are requested to bring their payment details regarding pending CHQ Quota till 31.12.2016, CHQ Quota collected from the members not enrolled in ERP during the intervening period, Legal fund deposited so far and Diary payments. +

 

All the Circle Secretaries are requested to submit details of their Bank A/c details, IFS Code and payee name positively to the Finance Secretary during the CWC Meeting.

 

All the Circle Secretaries are requested to send the names of the Circle Secretary, Circle President and the CWC Members urgently to CS Kerala for preparing the badge in connection with CWC Meeting at Trivandrum.

02.08.2017: Meeting with CMD, BSNL:

GS, President and FS met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding:

A Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefits in BSNL: We requested CMD BSNL to use his good office in getting implemented the 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefits in BSNL. CMD mentioned that he is already in touch with the concerned DoT officer and MOSC office on this issue. Also waiting for the DPE notification on 3rd PRC implementations wherein it has to be find out that whether the respective Board of PSUs or the Administrative Ministry have been empowered for any type of dispension in the affordability clause of 3rd PRC report. He confidently told that 99% the PRC report will be implemented in BSNL. He assured that the 3rd PRC report implementation in BSNL will be approved by BSNL Board positively. He further advised us to wait for some time and preserve the energy for future actions.

B Withdrawal of Additional increment in the same scale on post based functional promotion under EPP: We expressed our serious concern on DoT order dated 05.07.2017 in this regard. CMD appreciated our concern and mentioned that BSNL will fight with DoT to review this order because it is an injustice. He further mentioned that in case DoT do not agree then the matter will be taken in the court of law by BSNL under DPE control.

C Replacement of E1A by E2 and E2A by E3 and up-gradation of subsequent pay scales: we appraised him about the rejoinder submitted by DoT in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh in one court case on this issue wherein DoT has justified its order dated 28.03.2017. We requested him to further take up the matter with Secretary (T) to consider BSNL's proposal. CMD assured to look into the matter.

D Amendment in CDA Rule 2006: We expressed our serious concern against the 27.07.2017 order with respect to amendment in the CDA Rules Para 55 (ii) (b) by 55 (A) wherein the job security assured by DoT at the time of absorption in BSNL to the employees under Rule 56 J & K has now been amended by BSNL Board is not fair. CMD explained that it is for the people those who do not at all work and contribute to BSNL they may be dealt through this rule. For good people it will not adversely affect. We further told that this rule may be misused by management with vengeance attitude. He told that will be looked after by the top management.  But, we still requested to withdraw this amendment.

02.08.2017: Immunity from transfer to the Recognized Union(s), Recognized Association & Support Association:

BSNL Corporate Office issues clarification that the Immunity from transfer is available to the Recognized Union(s), Recognized Association & Support Association and the transfer of the Office Bearers to CHQ/Circle/SSA HQs falls under the facility of "Immunity from transfer" therefore, such transfer are to be treated as transfer in the interest of service.

<<<Click here for the letter>>>

02.08.2017: Special Casual Leaves to AIBSNLEA CHQ Office Bearers:

BSNL Corporate Office issues the approval of Director (HR), BSNL Board for grant of Special Casual Leave to the CHQ Office Bearers for attending the CWC meeting on 11th & 12th August 2017 at Trivandrum Kerala.

<<<Click here for the letter>>>

Amendment to BSNL CDA Rules 2006: Rule 55 (ii)(b):

BSNL Board in its 176th meeting on 7th day of July 2O17 vide item no 176.09 approved amendments to Rule 55{ii[b) of BSNL CDA Rules, 2006 to align it with the provisions of 56(j) & 48(1Xb) of CCS Pension Rules 1972.

 

The Board has accorded its approval for: (i) Deletion of existing Rule 55(ii){b); and (ii) insertion of a New Rule titled as Rule 55(A) below the Rule 55 of BSNL CDA Rules 2006. Rule 55(A) substituting the Rule 55(iiXb) will read as under:-

Rule 55(A)

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules, the Company shall, if it is of the opinion that it is in the Company's interest to do so, have the absolute right to retire any employee by giving him notice of not less than three months in writing or three months' pay and allowances in lieu of such notice:

(i) lf he is, an Executive and had entered service before attaining the age of 35 years, after he has attained the age of 50 years;

(ii) in any other case after he has attained the age of 55 years.

 

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (1), the Company shall, if it is of the opinion that it is in the Company's interest to do so, have the absolute right to retire any employee, after he has completed thirty years' service by giving him notice of not less than three months in writing or three months' pay and allowances in lieu of such notice.

 

Explanations:

 

(i) 'Employee' for the purpose of this rule shall mean an employee directly recruited by the Company or an employee who was earlier an employee of DOT/DTS/DTO and who was subsequently absorbed permanently in the company.

(ii) ln case of an absorbed employee, the date of entry into service will be the date he entered into Government service.

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31.07.2017: Meeting Jt. GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office

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

A CPC from DE to DGM Left out cases: We requested to consider the left out cases of the ongoing CPC on DE to DGM promotions. Jt. GM (Pers.) informed that the data from all the circles are being collected of declined cases of DGM promotions. After this compilation the CPC will be expedited for the left out cases and the additional promotion to fill-up the vacant DGM posts consequent upon refusal of promotions will be made. He assured an early action in this regard.

B CPC from SDE to DE: We requested to expedite CPC from SDE to DE CPC. Jt. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the CPC work is in progress but some pending screening committee report of list-5 and list-6, list of executives whose HR No., Present coit5cle, Date of Birth are missing and being collected. Also about 82 SDEs names are not traceable in the seniority lists No.6.

C Restructuring of AD (OL) cadre: We expressed our concerned against the delay in getting approval from DoT on BSNL proposal of restructuring of AD (OL) cadre send long back. Jt. GM (Pers.) assured to discuss the matter with Director (PSU) Dot for an early approval.

28.07.2017: Meeting with GM (SR), BSNL Corporate Office:

GS, AGS (HQ) met GM (SR) and discussed regarding Special casual Leave to the Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA for participating in the CWC meet. GM (SR) assured an early action in this regard.

28.07.2017: Meeting with CMD, BSNL

GS, President, FS and AGS (F) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding implementation of 3rd PRC report in BSNL with 15% fitment benefits. We requested to use his good office in getting implemented 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL after the notification of the OM by the DPE. CMD BSNL after detailed discussions on the present status on 3rd PRC assured that he will make his best efforts in getting implemented the 3rd PRC benefits in BSNL.

28.07.2017: Meeting with GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi

GS, President, FS and AGS (F) met GM (FP) and requested for sending the file for processing CPC from AO to CAO to the Pers. Cell of BSNL CO as advised by PGM (Pers.). GM (FP) informed that as per our yesterday's discussions today morning he has reprocessed the case to Pers. Cell for clearance to initiate the CPC.

28.07.2017: Meeting with GM (Admn.), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi

GS met GM (Admn) and requested for allowing STD calls in the free local calls limits to the BSNL Pensioners as being allowed to DoT Pensioners. Also handed over a letter given by CGM ITPC Pune addressed to GM (Admn), BSNL CO in this regard. GM (Admn) mentioned that he will immediately process the case to the competent authority for modification in the year 2007 letter.

28.07.2017: Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi:

GS, President, FS and AGS (F) met PGM (Pers.) and discussed regarding filling-up vacant SDE, DE, AO, CAO, SDE (C/E) and EE (C) vacant Posts: We requested for filling- up of the all vacant Posts of Group ‘B' and Group ‘A' level by initiating the CPCs. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that sincere efforts are being made to initiate the CPCs to fill up all the vacant Group “B” and Group ‘A' level  posts. On SC/ST roaster implementation in promotions against Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh Judgement, BSNL has already filed the SLPs in the Hon'ble Supreme Court and a proposal to resolve the issue after the cadre controlling officers meeting was sent to the competent authority for approval which has now been approved by CMD BSNL which will be put up to the Management Committee of BSNL Board. After its clearance on the basis of legal opinion affidavits will be filed in the respecting courts and thereafter CPCs will be initiated and promotion orders in all the disciplines shall be issued. He assured an early action in this regard.

27.07.2017:GS writes to

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

(a) Representation from Shri R.J. Kumawat, DoT Staff No. 10552 for correction in the spelling of his surname in tentative seniority list of SDEs (T)

(b) Representation from Shri P.G. Bhandare, DGM Pune, HR No. 198309852 regarding pay anomaly case arising out due to implementation of EPP - Interplay between time bound pay upgradation and post based promotion

(c) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre Of SDE

(d) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of DGM

 <<<Click here for the letter>>>

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

(a) Representation from Shri Kandrudas Bhagat, Staff No. 201334, PS to GM (NWO-II)/CFA Calcutta Telephones appealing for additional attempts for appearing in the online examination for E-2 to E-3 (CSSS/PA/PS <<<Click here for the letter>>>

(3)  The GM (Recruitment & Training), regarding

(a)  Representation received from Shri Kunwar Mahwar Khan for change of training centre

<<<Click here for the letter>>>

26.07.2017:Meeting with Dir(HR) BSNL Board:

GS, President, FS, AGS(Fin) met Director (HR) and discussed regarding

1. We requested Director (HR) for the implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit: Director (HR) mentioned that CMD,  BSNL and whole BSNL Board is making efforts to convince DOT/ Hon'ble MOSC for 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL. Now let the DPE notify the 3rd PRC report thereafter BSNL Board will take its decision for its implementation. She assured to take full efforts for its implementation.

2. Withdrawal of additional increment granted under EPP on post based functional promotion in the same scale: We requested for the withdrawal of above letter from DOT which is going to make huge recoveries and lowering the pay and pension of BSNL executives. Director (HR) assured to take up the matter with DOT to withdraw the above letter.

3. Filling up the vacant posts of Group "B" and "A" grades: We requested to take some decision on SC/ST roster implementation as per DOP&T guidelines. Director (HR) mentioned that matter is under consideration and the efforts are being made to have unanimity on this issue. The DOP&T guidelines cannot be ignored and court direction is to be implemented as per legal opinion. This matter is getting delayed in taking decision.

26.07.2017:Meeting with PGM(Pers) BSNL CO:-

GS, President, met PGM(Pers) and requested for filling up of the vacant SDE/DE, AO/CAO, SDE (C/E), EE(C) posts:- We requested to take some solution for filling up of the vacant posts of SDE/AO, DE/CAO, SDE (C/E), EE(C) posts as per the DOP&T guidelines on SC/ST roster implementation-PGM(Pers) mentioned that efforts are being made to take some solution in view of the DOP&T guidelines and Hon'ble Court Judgements to expedite CPCs. The proposal in this regard is pending with the competent authority for approval, thereafter only some action will be taken.

26.07.2017:Meeting with GM(FP) BSNL CO:

GS, President, FS, AGS(Fin) met GM(FP) and discussed regarding

a) CPC from AO to CAO: We requested to reprocess the file to  PGM(Pers) office for allowing to initiate CPC from AO to CAO so that the APAR/VCRs of eligible AOs to CAO promotion may be collected by SEA section. GM(FP) assured to reprocess the case.

b) CPC from CAO to DGM(Fin): GM(FP) informed that as per the advice of Pers Cell a Management Committee note is being prepared by SEA cell and shortly it will be sent to MC of BSNL Board for granting one time relaxation in the eligibility conditions of promotion to CAO posts. He assured an early action in this regard.

c) CPC from JAO to AO: We requested to expedite CPC from JAO to AO promotions. GM(FP) mentioned that the CPC work has been initiated.

d) Consideration of some request/ tenure transfer cases of JAOs/ AOs / CAOs/ DGM(F): We requested for the consideration of some pending JAOs/ AOs / CAOs/ DGM(F) request/ tenure transfers. GM (FP) assured to look into the matter.

26.07.2017: Status of 3rd PRC notification by DPE:

DPE has send the minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held on 19.07.2017 to the Cabinet Secretariat for confirmation in the last week. The confirmation of minutes is expected by this week and thereafter the OM on notification of 3rd PRC implementation may be issued by DPE in the next week. After the notification of the OM the respective PSUs will take decision regarding its implementation for their executives. And, thereafter the respective PSUs will sent to their respective administrative ministries for the approval and issuance of Presidential Directives. In this manner after the notification of DPE OM on 3rd PRC implementation, BSNL Board will take the decision for its implementation in BSNL for its executives and thereafter it will be sent to DoT for approval and issuance of Presidential Directives.

 

We have to see that notification of DPE OM is allowing BSNL to implement 3rd PRC report or not. Whether the Cabinet has empowered respective PSU Boards or administrative ministries to give dispension in the affordability clause as recommended earlier in the interim report of 3rd PRC.

 

In case, the respective PSU Boards/ administrative ministry are empowered by Cabinet for dispension in the affordability condition of the PSU then it is the BSNL Board and administrative ministry who can take decision immediately for 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL for its executives otherwise BSNL Board has to take up the matter with the administrative ministry to take the Govt. approval on dispension in the affordability clause for BSNL.

 

AIBSNLEA is monitoring all these developments very closely and will decide the future course of actions accordingly.            

26.07.2017:GS writes to

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

(a) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE

(b) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of DGM

(c) Representation from Shri Babu Ram, SDE (PG & OPN), % GMTD, Karnal, HR No. 199003484 regarding inclusion of his name in the list for promotion from JTO to SDE cadre

(d)  Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of SDE

 <<<Click here for the letter>>>

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

(a)  Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of   Accounts Officer

<<<Click here for the letter>>>

(3) The PGM (Arch) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a)Representation from Shri Thirupurasundari Akilan, JTO (Arch) (SDE on LAA basis), % Chief Architect, BSNL Chennai regarding promotion to the post of SDE (Arch) on regular basis

<<<Click here for the letter>>>

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

(a)Representation from Shri N. Swaminathan, DE, HR No. 198000901 CTSD Madurai Tamil Nadu Telecom Circle regarding Denial of promotion to his and his juniors promoted as DGM (Adhoc)-

(b) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of   Accounts Officer

(c) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre Of AM

<<<Click here for the letter>>>

(5) The PGM (BW)  BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a)Representation from Shri  Prahlad Singh , JTO ( C ) Sikar Rajasthan regarding CPC for promotion of JTO ( C) to SDE ( C) under SCF quota.

<<<Click here for the letter>>>

21.07.2017:AIBSNLEA efforts for   3rd PRC implementation in BSNL:

AIBSNLEA CHQ have been making its best efforts in DoT / Ministry/ DPE to conveyance the concern authorities for the implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL Accordingly the facts are being informed to all concern through our CHQ Website. As rightly reported by AIBSNLEA in the morning of 20.7.2017 in our CHQ Website the actual status and process of 3rd PRC implementation in PSUs / BSNL was later on confirmed by Shri Niteswar Kumar ji (IAS) PS to Hon'ble MOSC in the meeting held with AIBSNLEA on 20.7.2017( Evening). Hence , AIBSNLEA is correctly informing all the developments on day to day   basis to our members through our CHQ web site and doing hard work to ensure 3rd PRC Implementation in BSNL. But the so called Majority Association instead of informing the actual status and truth is creating hype in the minds of the Executives for which the reasons are best known to them.

The actual process of 3rd PRC implementation is that after the notification of 3rd PRC implementation in PSUs for the Pay hike of Executives the respective PSUs will take decision in their Board and will send the proposal to the Administrative Ministry for the issuance of the Presidential Directive. Similarly after DPE notification of 3rd PRC recommendations, BSNL Board will take the decision and will send to DOT for approval and for issuance of Presidential Directives. Now in the DPE notification it has to be seen that whether the Administrative Ministry/Board of the PSUs have been empowered by the Cabinet to allow dispension of the “Affordability Clause" of 3rd PRC report. In case Board/Administrative Ministry is empowered then BSNL Board and DOT Administration should implement the 3rd PRC in BSNL in the interest of its Viability otherwise, we have to fight organisationally.

Today GS contacted the concerned Officers of DPE with regard to the Notification of 3rd PRC, it is understood that the draft notification on cabinet approval has been processed to the higher level Officers for approval. The notification of 3rd PRC is expected in the next week.

AIBSNLEA is committed for 3rd PRC implementation and in case the BSNL Board/DOT Administration do not implement it,  in that  case AIBSNLEA will never hesitate to go on indefinite Strike.  Let us watch the developments closely and will take immediate organisational action, if required at the appropriate time.

21.07.2017: Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO

(a) Filling-up vacant SDE, DE , DGM ,AO , CAO , DGM (F) SDE (C/E) and EE ( C) vacant Posts:-

We requested for filling- up of the all vacant Posts of Group 'B' and Group 'A' level by expediting the CPCs- PGM (Pers.) mentioned that sincere efforts are being made to fill up all the vacant Group “B” and Group 'A' level  posts but due to some court cases the process is delayed.  On SC/ST roaster implementation in promotions against Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh Judgement already the SLPs have been filed in the Hon'ble Supreme Court and a proposal to resolve the issue after the cadre controlling officers meeting was sent to the competent authority for approval wherein the Director (HR) has already cleared the proposal and now pending for CMD approval . In this connection  we mentioned that in our last meeting PGM (Pers.) informed that file is cleared and accordingly it was uploaded on our CHQ website. PGM (Pers.) clarified that his meaning was to got clearance on proposal  from Director (HR) but it is misunderstood by us that CMD has cleared the file. However, he assured that as soon as the CMD BSNL will return from abroad , the proposal will be cleared and thereafter filling the affidavits in the various courts the CPCs will be initiated and expedited. He also apprised the status of various CPCs- 

(a)JTO to SDE (T) : PGM (Pers.) informed that an MA has been filled in the Hon'ble High Court Kerala and the decision is expected within 2 weeks' time. The CPC work is in progress to fill-up about 6000 SDE (T) posts. The promotion orders will be issued after the stay order is vacated from the Hon'ble High Court Kerala and decision on SC/ST roaster implementation in BSNL. 

(b) JTO to SDE (T) LDCE quota promotion: PGM (Pers.) mentioned that JTO to SDE (T) LDCE quota promotion orders will be issued after the decision on SC/ST quota implementation on promotion by the BSNL Management and it will be issued subject to finalization of SDE (RR).

(c) SDE to DE , AO to CAO , SDE ( C) to EE ( C) - PGM (Pers.) further mentioned that let there be a decision on SC/ST roaster implementation on promotion by the BSNL Management , immediately CPCs will expedited.

(d) DE to DGM (Engg.) left out vacancies:- PGM (Pers.)  informed that the actual vacancies are being calculated thereafter the promotion order will be issued from the select panel.         

21.07.2017:Meeting with GM (Recruitment & Training), BSNL CO :-

GS, President met GM (Recruitment & Training), BSNL CO  and discussed regarding filling-up of the vacant JAO(40% quota) posts arises consequent upon  not joining of some qualified JAOs  and who have joined as JTO(T).

GM (Recrtt. & Trg.) assured that shortly after returning of Director(HR) from abroad next week the promotion of next senior qualified candidates will be issued to fill-up all such vacant posts of JAO in all the Circles.

20.07.2017:GS writes to

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

(a) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of DE

 <<<Click here for the letter>>>

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

(a)  Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of   Accounts Officer

<<<Click here for the letter>>>

20.07.2017: Meeting with PS to Hon'ble MOSC(IC) Shri Niteshwer Kumar :

GS, President and FS met PS to Hon'ble MOSC(IC) Shri Niteshwer Kumar and discussed with reference to our meeting held with Hon'ble MOSC(IC) on 3.7.2017. We requested to hold discussion on the following issues as follow up action:

a) Implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL: We requested for the implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit. PS to Hon'ble MOSC(IC) mentioned that yesterday Cabinet has approved 3rd PRC recommendations for PSU's Executives pay hike. DPE will issue notification in this regard shortly and thereafter BSNL (PSU) will send its recommendations for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL to the DOT (Administrative Ministry) for approval and notification of the Presidential directive. Thus, at the time of DOT consideration period we should meet them. However, he assured Ministry's support for 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL. In view of this, now we have to pursue with the BSNL Board to recommend 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment benefits in BSNL. Thereafter only we will pursue in DOT/Ministry for favourable decision. Let us closely monitor and pursue the matter at the appropriate level and appropriate time.

b) Replacement of E1A by E2, E2A by E3 and subsequent upgradation of Pay Scales w.e.from 1.1.2007: PS to Hon'ble MOSC(IC) mentioned that as per the directions given by the Hon'ble MOSC(IC) during our meeting held on 3.7.2017 he will conduct a meeting of our Association with Addl. Secretary (T) after his returning from abroad on 31.7.2017 to discuss this matter.

c) Withdrawal additional increment provision under BSNL Executive Promotion Policy (EPP) on functional promotion: We apprised him against the arbitrary and unjust order issued by DOT on 05.07.2017 for with drawl additional increment provision under BSNL Executive Promotion Policy (EPP) on functional promotion. PS to Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) after some discussions mentioned that let your CMD and Director (HR) return from abroad on 27.07.2017 thereafter he will discuss the matter with them and will take further necessary action in this regard. In this manner he advised us to meet him after 31st July 2017 to discuss all these issues.

20.07.2017: Meeting with DDG (EF), DoT, New Delhi

GS, President met DDG (EF) DoT Shri Rajeev Kumar as per the advice given by Member (Finance) to discuss our issues today at 11.45 Hrs.

(1) Withdrawal of Additional increment provision under BSNL Executive Promotion Policy (EPP)-  We expressed our serious  concern against the DoT letter dated 5.7.2017 where in the additional increment provision under BSNL Executive promotion policy (EPP) has been withdrawn which will cause huge recoveries, pay and pension loss to the BSNL Executives. We also submitted our letter dated 13.7.2017 addressed to Secretary (T) for ready reference and discussion. DDG (EF) during discussions for about one hour, mentioned that he will discuss the matter with member (Finance) and after the direction received from Secretary (T) they will take further action in this regard.  

(2) Replacement of E1A by E-2, E2A by E-3 and subsequent pay scales upgradation w.e.f. 1.1.2007: On this issue DDG (EF) mentioned that there is no such proposal is under consideration to DoT internal finance wing. Means, the nodal section of DoT has not moved the proposal further to internal finance of DoT for concurrence.

20.07.2017:3rd PRC implementation in BSNL:

The cabinet has approved 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit to the PSU executives for their pay hike w.e.f. 01.01.2017 on 19.07.2017 in its meeting Chaired by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. Now on the basis of Cabinet approval on 3rd PRC report (DPE) Department of Public Enterprises (Govt. of India) will issue its notification shortly addressing to all the Administrative Ministries and PSUs.

As per our past experience during 2nd PRC implementation, now after the DPE notification DOT Administrative Ministry will endorse to BSNL and the BSNL Board will take decision for 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL for BSNL Executives and thereafter the Administrative Ministry after examining the BSNL Board Approval will issue the Presidential Directives for the implementation of 3rdPRC report in BSNL for its Executives

It is understood that this process dependents on the respective PSUs Board to consider 3rd PRC recommendation on the basis of their affordability conditions and any dispension in the affordability clause may perhaps be relaxed by the Administrative Ministry or Cabinet. In the case of BSNL as per 3rd PRC report the Affordability clause needs dispension in view of its operational profit/ positive AIBITA. It is to be find out from DOT whether this work has been done by DOT or through Cabinet approval in its meeting held yesterday.

AIBSNLEA closely watching all the developments and meeting all the concern officers in DPE/DOT for a favorable decision. Few days before AIBSNLEA met Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) and yesterday with Sect (T) just before the Cabinet meeting which was attended by Secy. (T) and pleaded for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL in the interest of BSNL viability and its Executives otherwise they will be demotivated which directly will harm the BSNL Let Us, wait for DPE notification and DOT decision in this regard. Thereafter, we will decide our due course of action.

19.07.2017:Courtesy of PTI News......
19.07.2017: BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding

(i) Preparatory work for promotion to AGM/DE (T) on regular / adhoc basis -<<<Click here for letter>>>    <<<Click here for Annexure-A1>>>   <<<Click here for Annexure-B1>>>

(ii) Safeguards while issuing pay fixation orders in respect of employees of BSNL <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

(iii) Revision of Bandwidth (download speed) under policy guideline for provision of Broadband service connections to the JAG and above level officers-  <<<<Click here for order>>>>

(iv) Procedure for posting of Vigilance Heads in Vigilance Units of Circle    <<<<Click here for letter>>>

19.07.2017: Meeting with PGM (ESTT) BSNL, CO:
As per the directions given by the DIR (HR), GS, President and FS attended the meeting with PGM (Estt) and discussed regarding Rs.22820/- Pay fixation case of JTO/JAO post recruited 1.1.2007.
During discussion, we pleaded that JTO 2007 & 2008 batches were recruited in the E1 A Pay Scale i.e. Rs. 9850/- and draw the same pay up to the Jan, 2012. On implementation of 2nd PRC report in the revised Pay Scales their pay has been drastically reduced. In view of this, BSNL Management protect their pay by allowing option to exercise in the pre revised scale which they were drawing up to Jan, 2012. Through this action only their pay loss can be protected. After detailed discussions, PGM (Estt) assured to examine our views/suggestions in this regard. AIBSNLEA will further discuss the matter with Dir (HR) on her returning from foreign tour in the next week. DGM (Estt) and OSD to Dir (HR) were also present in the meeting.
19.07.2017: Meeting with GM (SR), BSNL CO:
GS and President met GM (SR) and extended thanks for granting Special CL to AIBSNLEA CHQ Office bearers and requested to extend the same facility to the Circle and District office bearers also for the smooth function of the Association at all the levels. Also requested to increase the number of days of Special CL from 10 to 20 as per the Govt. orders in this regard. GM (SR) assured to clarify the queries made by the MC of BSNL Board shortly.

Implementation of 3rd PRC:

We appraised him about our today's meeting held with the Secretary Telecom., and the discussions took place on 3rd PRC and other issues. GM (SR) appreciated our efforts and advised to continue the same with the concerned Authorities in DOT/Govt.
19.07.2017: Meeting with GM (Admin), BSNL CO:
GS and President met GM (Admin) and discussed regarding

a) Inclusion of STD calls in the free calls -
We requested the GM(Admin) to issue revised order by removing the word "Local"from free local calls in the table so that the STD calls can be included in the free calls made by the BSNL pensioners in the similar way of DOT pensioners. GM(Admin) mentioned that the matter has been discussed with GM(Finance)- CFA, who has advise to put up a revised MC Note to correct the error made in the earlier order. GM (Admin) further discussed the matter with GM (Finance)-CFA for it's an early settlement.
b) On line tracking of BSNL Pensioner's Medical vouchers and their status:
We requested to launch a software to facilitate the BSNL pensioners to have on line tracking of their Medical vouchers and their payment status. GM (Admin) mentioned that the matter is under active consideration wherein CGM (ITPC) Pune has been requested to send a expenditure proposal of software and the hard ware systems and its implementation. GM (Admin) further mentioned that he is waiting the reply of CGM (ITPC), Pune in this regard. He assured an early action in this regard.

19.07.2017:  Meeting with Secretary (Telecom), DoT, Govt. of India

GS, President, AGS (HQ) met Secretary (T) DoT and discussed regarding:

(A). Withdrawal of additional increment promotion under BSNL Executive promotion policy (EPP): We expressed our serious concern against the DoT order for withdrawal of additional increment provision under BSNL Executive Promotion Policy (EPP). We explained that the EPP was approved by BSNL Board and DoT as per the assured career progression to the BSNL Executives before their absorption in BSNL. We submitted further our letter dated 13.7.2017 in this regard and requested to review the DoT decision at the earliest. Secretary (T) was kind enough to give the patient hearing and after brief discussion she assured to look into the matter.

(B). Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendation with 15 % fitment benefit to BSNL Executive: We requested for the implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL and pleaded that 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL is must to keep motivated its executives and in the interest of BSNL's viability. Secretary (T) during discussions mentioned that she is aware that BSNL employees are trying their best to turn around BSNL and she is interested that 3rd PRC should be implemented in BSNL but she also have some constraints. We apprised her about our meeting with the Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) and his positive response on 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL but the support of Secretary (T) is also required. Secretary (T) assured to get implemented 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL. We also handed over our letter dated 7.6.2017 addressed to her and a copy of the BSNL's recommendation letter in this regard.is also required.

(C) Replacement of E-1A by E-2 and E-2A by E-3 w.e.f. 1.1.2007 and subsequent pay scales upgradation E-3 by E-4 , E-4 by E-5 , E-5 by E-6 and E-6 by E-7 with effect from 1.1.2007: We requested Secretary (T) to consider BSNL's earlier proposal dated 6.6.2016for replacement of E-1A by E-2, E-2A by E-3 and subsequent pay scales up-gradation of E-3 by E-4, E-4 by E-5, E-5 by E-6 and E-6 by E-7 w.e.f. 1.1.2007 to resolve the issue once for all. Secretary (T) mentioned  that she aware of the issue and assured to look the issue in totality . We submitted our letter in this regard for kind consideration. 

18.07.2017: Special Casual Leave to AIBSNLEA CHQ Office Bearers:

BSNL Corporate Office issues orders for Special Casual Leave to Support Association at Corporate Office level. BSNL Management Committee in its 327th meeting has authorized Director (HR) to grant Special Casual Leave subject to overall ceiling of upto 10 days to the office bearers of the Support Association at Corporate Office level based upon the need on case to case basis. <<<Click here for the letter>>>

By issuance of above letter, a threshold barrier on the facilities to the AIBSNLEA, the recognized Support Association has been broken. AIBSNLEA will continue to fight for extension of these facilities down to chain upto SSA levels. 

Meeting of BSNL Sports and Cultural Board

GS attended the BSNL Sports and Cultural Board meeting held on 14.07.2017 at BSNL CO, New Delhi. Director (HR) presided over the meeting. The following decisions were taken in the Meeting.

1. All India BSNL Sports events may be 8. Circle Board has to decide 8 events either including or excluding the Cultural Meet.

2. Kit money for the participants in the AIBSNL Tournament is increased from Rs.2500/- to Rs.3,000/- and for National level  is  increased from Rs.3000/- to Rs.4,000/-

3. Promotions and Pending Increments for the Outstanding Sports person will be finalised shortly.

4. New recruitment under Sports Quota (Men 60: Women 40) is under process.

5. Budget allocation for Sports activities in BSNL is increased from Rs.2 Crs. to 2.5 Crs.

6. Honorarium for Circle Treasurer is increased from Rs.3000/- to Rs.4,000/- 

7. In AIBSNL tournament, rates of breakfast and lunch are revised from Rs.50 to Rs.75 and from Rs.100 Rs.125. 

8. Refreshment allowance to the Sportsperson is  increased from Rs.100/- to Rs.300/-

9. Retired BSNL players may also be utilised as Technical Delegated on voluntary basis in the AIBSNL tournaments – Agreed.

Preparations regarding CWC Trivendrum:

Name of the Team Leaders of various Committees are as under:

1. Reception committee : Com.RadhaKrishnan Nair CAO : 9446359667

2. Transport Committee : Com. Manoj Viswanath SDE Civil : 9446373535

3. Accommodation Committee : Com. Pushparajan JTO : 9446022233

4. Office/Cultural Committee : Com.Udayakumar AGM :9447121314

5. Food Committe : Com. Binu SDE : 9447215055

Convenor Com. Rajan ,AO , DS TVM : 9446559191

Circle Secretary : Com. Shaji, SDE : 9446450450

Circle President : Com. Vijayakumar, JAO : 9446374700

Circle Finance Secretary : Com. BijuGopal, AO : 9446547220 

18.07.2017: GS writes to Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board, New Delhi regarding preponement of Financial Up gradations of 1999 JAOs in Kerala on the analogy as done in other Circles.

<<<Click here for the letter>>>

18.07.2017:Meeting with PGM (Pers):

GS, President, FS and CS Karnataka met PGM (Pers) and discussed regarding-

a) Modification in posting on promotion as DGM (Adhoc): We requested for consideration of some DGM (Adhoc) posting on promotion orders for modifications. PGM (Pers) mentioned that CMD and Director (HR) has directed him not to process any modification case of DGM (Adhoc) posting order. Hence, now case of DGM (Adhoc) posting order modification is being considered. Pers Cell BSNL CO is now accessing the total no. of vacant DGM posts due to refusal, retirement etc. and these vacant posts of DGMs the promotion orders will be issued from the next select list of this CPC wherein the APARs have been accessed,. He assured an early action in this regard.

b) Regular promotion of DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular): We requested PGM (Pers) for initiating the CPC from DGM Adhoc to DGM Regular for those DGM Adhoc who are eligible. PGM (Pers) mentioned that he look into the matter for an early action.

c) CPC to fill-up JTO to SDE, SDE to DE, AO to CAO SDE(C) to EE(C) posts:  We requested to initiate CPC to fill-up the vacant SDE/DE/CAO/EE(C) posts. PGM (Pers) informed that the approval of the competent authority in this regard has been received to resolve the SC/ST roster implementation case. Now after filing the affidavit in the respective Hon'ble Courts as per the legal opinion received from Sr. Advocatethe CPCs will be initiated. He assured an early action in this regard.

d) Consideration of some request/ tenure transfer cases of SDEs/DEs/DGMs on genuine grounds:- PGM (Pers) assured to look into and examine the case for an early decision.

18.07.2017:Meeting with member (Services) DOT:

GS, President met member (Services) DOT and discussed regarding withdrawal of additional increment provision under BSNL executive Promotion Policy (EPP) on functional promotions. We expressed our serious concern against this and requested to review the decision since the EPP was approved by the BSNL Board and DOT. After 10 years such order is unjustified and harassment to the BSNL Executives who exercised their option in BSNL under assured carrier progression. Member (Services) appreciated our concern and mentioned that he tried his level best to convince the Member (Finance) not to review EPP but she did not agree and finally with the approval of Secy (T) this order has been issued. He advised to take up the matter with Secy (T) and MOSC level only.

18.07.2017:GS writes to

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

(a) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of SDE

 <<<Click here for the letter>>>

(2)  The PGM (Estt.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a)  Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of   JTO

 <<<Click here for the letter>>>

18.07.2017: BSNL Corporate Office issues orders for Transfer and Posting in the grade of Accounts Officer / Senior Accounts Officer <<<Click here for the letter>>>
18.07.2017: GS writes to Shri Manoj Sinha Ji, Hon'ble MOSC (I/C), Govt. of India against the Arbitrary and unjust orders issued by DOT to withdraw additional increment provision under BSNL Executive Promotion Policy (EPP) on financial promotions <<<Click here for the letter>>>

17.07.2017:GS writes to

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

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

<<<Click here for letter>>>

(2)The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding
(a) Representation received from Shri Khadag Bahadur Singh, DE (Telecom Project), Varanasi Cantt. for up-gradation of pay at par with junior

(b) Refusal for promotion to the post of DGM (T) by Shri D.M. Ghodke, DE (External), Sangli, HR No. 198309350

<<<Click here for letter>>>

3. The Director (HR) BSNL Board, regarding

(a) JAO Phase-I Induction training to left out (SC/ST) candidate of JAO 2016 batch of Haryana Circle

<<<Click here for letter>>>

17.07.2017: Meeting with CMD BSNL: GS, President met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding-

a) Implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL: CMD BSNL mentioned that after  our association meeting with Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) he is positive and want to implement 3rd PRC in BSNL. He informed that last week when he started discussions with Hon'ble MOSC on 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL, he  immediately reacted that "YES" 3rd PRC has to be implemented in BSNL, it's a very good development that Hon'ble MOSC is convinced and interested to implement 3rd PRC in BSNL for its Viability. We appraised CMD BSNL that we have also met Shri Prakash Javdekar, Hon'ble Minister of HRD and Shri Ramdas Athawale, Hon'ble Minister of State for Social Justice and submitted memorandum for the kind recommendation to Hon'ble MOSC for the implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL for its viability. Also met Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon'ble Minister of State for Finance for deciding the methodology of calculation of pension contribution in respect of employees of DOT absorbed in BSNL on actual basic instead of maximum of the pay scale.

CMD appreciated our efforts and mentioned that these are the right steps at this juncture to be taken to convince the respective ministries for favorable action of BSNL and its employees. At this juncture strike is not the solution.

b) Arbitrary and unjust order of DOT to withdraw additional increment provision under BSNL Executive Promotion Policy: We expressed our resentment against DOT order to withdraw the additional increment provision under executive promotion policy. CMD BSNL appreciated our concern and mentioned that he will take up the matter with DOT to withdraw this letter and advised us also to take up the matter in DOT. We requested not to implement the DOT order in BSNL which will put all the BSNL executives under great financial loss and will adversely affect the viability of BSNL. CMD assured to look into.

17.07.2017: Meeting with GM(SR) BSNL CO:

1.GS, President met GM(SR) and discussed regarding implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL. GM(SR) informed that today also PS to Hon'ble MOSC asked last three years financial data of BSNL which has been immediately submitted to him by hand. He mentioned that Hon'ble MOSC is positive to implement 3rd PRC in BSNL.

2. SPL C/L to AIBSNLEA office bearers: GM(SR) informed that SPl C/L to CHQ office bearers of AIBSNLEA has been allowed by BSNL MC and Director(HR) has approved the order. Today itself the SPl C/L order will be issued to AIBSNLEA CHQ office bearers. He assured that on getting feedback/comments from AIBSNLEA further the case will be processed to BSNL MC for consideration of SPL C/L to Circle /District level office bearers also.

17.07.2017: Meeting with GM (FP) BSNL C.O.:

GS, President met GM (FP) and discussed regarding-

a) CPCs from JAO to AO and AO to CAO:We requested to initiate CPCs from JAO to AO and AO to CAO. GM (FP) informed that a proposal to fill-up about 750 AO posts for initiating CPC has been sent to Pers Cell BSNL CO for clearance which is pending and the proposal to fill-up about 800 CAO Posts on Adhoc basis to initiate CPC has been received from Pers Cell with a comment that for implementation of SC/ST roster in BSNL a draft proposal after discussions with all the cadre controlling officers was sent to the competent authority for approval, the approval is awaited. Thus after the competent authority approval only the CPCs can be initiated. He advised to take up the matter with PGM (Pers).

b) CPC from CAO to DGM (Finance): We requested to initiate CPC from CAO to DGM (Finance). GM (FP) informed that a proposal to fill-up 66 DGM (Finance) vacant posts has been sent to Pers Cell for grant of one time relaxation of one year in the eligibility condition as per BSNL MSRR. PGM (Pers) has advised to submit a management committee note for approval of MC. Accordingly a BSNL MC note has been prepared and submitted to Pers Cell for MC approval.

c) Consideration of some request/tenure transfer cases of AOs/CAOs/DGM (Finance):We requested for the consideration of some request/ tenure transfer of AOs/CAOs/DGM (Finance). GM (FP) assured to consider all the pending genuine cases shortly.

14.07.2017: BSNL Corporate Office issues regarding:

(1) Issue of orders which have a bearing on pension and pensionary benefits. <<<Click here for the order >>> Now BSNL/MTNL will be required to consult / take prior approval of DoT whenever they issue any order which has implications on pension benefits.

(2) Update on implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL, remittance of Pension Contribution to DoT on actual basic pay etc. <<<Click here for the updates >>>

(3) Particulars of Long stay list of SDEs/AGMs/DE/DGM of Telecom Operation stream having the date of birth after 01.04.1962. <<<Click here for the instructions >>>

(4) Preparation of All India Eligibility list of JTOs (T) for the Recruitment Years from 2002 to 2005. <<<Click here for the instructions >>>

13.07.2017: Meeting with PGM (Pers) BSNL Corporate Office New Delhi:

GS, President, AGS (Finance) met PGM (Pers) and discussed regarding:-

1. CPCs to fill-up the vacant JTOs/ SDEs/ DEs/DGMs/AOs/ CAOs/DGM (F)/SDEs (C/E)/EEs (C/E), SDE/DE/DGM of telecom factories etc.: We expressed our serious concern against non-filling of the vacant SDE/DE/DGMs equivalent posts in all the disciplines of BSNL. PGM (Pers) appreciated our concern and mentioned that Pers. Cell is making its all-out efforts to conduct CPCs to fill-up all vacant posts of SDE/ DE/DGM equivalent posts in all the disciplines. Already SLPs have been filled in the Hon'ble Supreme Court against the judgments of Hon'ble CAT/ High Court Chandigarh on SC/ST roster implementation case. Now after taking the legal opinion of a senior Advocate and as per the decision taken in the meeting of cadre controlling authorities of all the disciplines, the minutes of the meeting were sent to the competent authority for approval but the competent authority has directed to discuss the matter in person. Hence, shortly the matter will be discussed and thereafter filing of an affidavit in the Hon'ble Supreme Court  and with the approval of the Management Committee of BSNL Board the process of CPCs will be initiated to fill up all the vacant Group “B” and Group “A” equivalent posts in BSNL. He assured an early action in this regard. He further informed that in the pending court case in Hon'ble High Court Kerala on JTO to SDE promotions, an application is filed for early hearing to vacate the stay order wherein the applicant are also inclined to get the stay order vacated and to get expedite the CPC. He assured an early action in this regard.

JTO to SDE (T) LDCE quota: PGM (Pers) mentioned that as soon as the SC/ST roaster implementation issue is resolved, the promotion orders from JTO to SDE(T) LDCE qualified executives will be issued wherein, stay from Hon'ble High Court Kerala is also required to be vacated but the modification of SDE RR will not affect much as promotion order can be issued subject to modifications of SDE RR. He assured an early action in this regard.

CAO to DGM (Finance): We requested to give clearance to SEA cell for filling up of vacant 66 DGM (Finance) posts. PGM (Pers) confirmed that file is available with him and shortly will clear the same.

DE to DGM (Engg) left out cases: PGM (Pers) assured to expedite CPC of the left out DE to DGM (Engg) and assured to examine the vacant DGM posts arises on account of refusal of DGM promotions.

2. Additional increment provision under BSNL Executive Promotion Policy (EPP): We expressed our serious resentment against the arbitrary and unjust order of DOT where the EPP approved by BSNL Board and DOT and notified on 18.01.2017 after 10 years is being reviewed by DOT and the additional increment on post based promotion is withdrawn which has caused huge recoveries and heavy pay reduction. We requested to take up the matter with DOT to withdraw the said order immediately otherwise it will cause unrest in BSNL. PGM appreciated our concern and assured to discuss the matter with Director (HR) and CMD BSNL to take up the matter in DOT.

3. Consideration of some request transfer cases of SDEs/ DEs and DGMs: We requested for consideration of some pending request transfer cases of SDEs/DEs/DGMs. PGM (Pers) assured to look into the matter.

4. CPSU Cadre hierarchy implementation: PGM (Pers) mentioned that a draft on CPSU cadre hierarchy proposal has been prepared by Pers. Cell and being presented to Director (HR) and CMD BSNL shortly thereafter the discussions on this will be conducted with all executive Associations.

5. Looking after arrangement order in other disciplines of BSNL also as the order already issued for Telecom Engg. Stream: We requested to issue similar order of Telecom stream to all other disciplines for look after arrangement. PGM (Pers) assured to look into the matter.

13.07.2017: Meeting with GM(SR), BSNL Corporate Office

GS, President met GM (SR) and discussed regarding.

a) 3rd PRC implementation status in DOT: GM (SR) informed that today he has met PS to Hob'ble MOSC (I/C) Shri Niteshwer Kumar and discussed the matter wherein he mentioned that the Cabinet Note moved by DPE has been submitted to the MOSC office by DOT but the comments are not much favorable. In view of this PS advised BSNL to submit some facts / Data on present and future financial condition of BSNL. Accordingly, today itself all the required information after collecting it from all the PGM/GMs of finance wing of BSNL Corporate Office was compiled and has been submitted to the PS to Hon'ble MOSC for consideration. He further advised us to impress upon DOT/MOSC office for the favorable action in this regard. We apprised him that we have already met the Hon'ble MOSC & his PS and DOT/DPE officers for 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL and will further continue efforts in this regard.

b) Allowing Special  C/L to AIBSNLEA office bearers: GM (SR) informed that BSNL Management Committee has allowed Special Casual Leaves to the CHQ office bearers of AIBSNLEA only in view of financial implications. We explained that due to meager financial implications the smooth functioning of the Association should not be hampered at circle and district level. He advised us to submit a revised proposal in this regard to allow Special Casual Leaves to the Circle / District office bearers as per the Govt. orders. He assured to issue of the order of Special Casual Leaves to CHQ office bearers shortly.

13.07.2017:GS writes to Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Chairperson TC & Secretary (Telecom), Govt. of India, New Delhi regarding additional increment provision under BSNL Executive Promotion Policy (EPP) on [Ref.:  DoT letter number 40-12/2004-Pen (T) (pt) dated 05.07.2017]  <<<<Click here for letter>>>>>

12.07.2017:GS writes to

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

(a) Representation received from Shri Jagdish Chander Machhal, Staff No. 182880, Sr. AO Accounts officer, BSNL, Punjab Circle regarding grant of financial benefit consequent upon pre-ponement of date of effect of his regular promotion to the grade of Accounts officer at par with his juniors.

(b) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel

<<<Click here for letter>>>

(2)The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding
(a)
Representation received from Shri A. Venkatraman, SDE (Plg), % CGMT Karnataka requesting to give same status to all 1989 recruited JTOs

(b) Representation received from Shri Narender Kumar Choudhary, HR No. 198007198, EE (E), BSNL ES-III, Jaipur regarding transfer /posting from EE (E) BSNL Electrical Division –II Jaipur to EE (EP), % Sr. CE (E) Jaipur at vacant post.

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

<<<Click here for letter>>>

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

(a)Representation received from Shri M. Mohan, Distract Secretary, Trichy regarding Activation of Hungama services without consent of customers.
<<<<Click here for letter>>>

(4) The PGM (Estt.)  BSNL Corporate office, regarding

(a) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of JTO

<<<<Click here for letter>>>

12.07.2017: BSNL Corporate Office issues regarding:

(1) to make available missing APARs of all SDEs working from List No. 5, 6 & 7 at CR Cell, New Delhi on priority basis else there could be chance of missing their names for considering the SDEs / DE (Adhoc) for promotion to AGM / DET (Adhoc / Regular).

<<<Click here for the letter >>> <<<Click here for the list >>>

All the Circle / District Secretaries are requested to please look into the matter and arrange to send the desired APARs at the earliest for avoiding embracing situations afterwards.

11.07.2017: A Report on the 6th Circle Conference of Rajasthan Circle held on 8th & 9th July 2017 at Jodhpur:

6th Circle Conference of Rajasthan Circle was organized on 8th  & 09th July at Mootha Ji ka Mandir Auditorium at Jodhpur. The Open Session of the Circle Conference was attended by Shri Siva Kumar President CHQ, Shri Prahlad Rai GS, Shri N. L. Sharma AGS (HQ), Shri Rajpal AGS (F), Shri Devesh Sharma Org.Secy. (North), Shri Karan Singh Advisor (N) , Shri Alkendra Singh Advisor (Gen) & Shri Bhagwan Singh, Auditor from AIBSNLEA CHQ side. Shri R.C. Arya, CGMT, Rajasthan was the Chief Guest & Shri G.P. Verma Sr. GM (F) Rajasthan Circle, Shri Sashikant GM (HR & A) Rajasthan Circle and Shri Pankaj Bhandari GMTD Jodhpur attended the Open Session as Guest of Honour.

 

Chief Guest of the Open Session Shri R.C.Arya, CGMT Rajasthan Circle inaugurated the function by lightning of lamp. After Saraswati Vandana and cultural program, all the distinguished guests were welcomed by the garlanding and by presenting Rajasthani Turbans, Mementos & Shawls.

 

Com. A.K.Tiwari, District Secretary, AIBSNLEA Jodhpur branch delivered the welcome address and welcomed all the guests in the Jodhpur in the 6th Circle Conference.

 

Com. M.K. Morodia, Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA Rajasthan, in his key note address welcomed all in the 6th Circle Conference at Jodhpur. He specially thanked to CGMT Rajasthan Shri R.C. Arya for attending the Circle Conference at Jodhpur. He emphasized that executives are not at all responsible for the losses of the BSNL but the policies are responsible. He appealed the executives that they should make their extreme efforts to delight the customers who approaches to them because the customers have still faith on BSNL. 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.Com CS also raised the need of resolvement of HR issues like staff shortage problem in the SSAs and the problems associated with the  merger of business areas. He also appealed to make the minimum rotational transfers with the minimum disturbances. At last he thanked to all for attending the open session and congratulated all for the grand success of the session.

 

Com. N.L. Sharma, AGS (HQ) in his address remembered the post membership verification scenario and appealed to not become dishearten due to the same. He explained the efforts of AIBSNLEA for resolving the E2-E7 payscale upgradation and Rs 22820 pay scale matters for the post 2007 JTOs. He made the hope for getting full 15% benefits for the Executives of BSNL.

 

Com. H.L. Awasthi, President AIBSNLEA Rajasthan Circle in his address expressed that with the cooperation of Circle Management and the hard work of the Rajasthan Executives, we are in operation profit in Rajasthan. He expressed the need for the resolution of the problems like temp. advance, store and E5-E6 time pound promotions for adhoc DGMs.

 

Com. Bhagwan Singh, Auditor CHQ, in his address thanked AIBSNLEA Rajasthan Circle for inviting him in the session. He appealed all the members strengthening of the association by adding more and more members and keeping full faith in AIBSNLEA and paying the subscription and legal fee. He also appealed to post trained manpower in NGN to enhance the revenue.

 

Com. Alkendra Singh, Advisor (General) in his address expressed the need for developing the effective power management system and the role of electric wing in it. He emphasized to install the solar power systems for the benefit of the BSNL.

 

Com. Karan Singh, Advisor (North) AIBSNLEA CHQ, in his address thanked the Jodhpur Executives for the elaborate arrangements in the Circle Conference. He highlighted the need for the promotion from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular). He also raised the need for expediting the LDCE SDE (T) posting.

 

Com. Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) CHQ in his address explained the efforts of CHQ in continuously resolving the issues of BSNL Executives. He congratulated the Rajasthan Comrades for their historic victory in the membership verification. He highlighted the staff shortage issue in Rajasthan, even distribution of work, MLLN modem shortage issue. He hoped that BSNL Executive will get the full 15% PRC benefits in the days to come.

 

Com. Rajpal Sharma AGS (Finance) CHQ in his address congratulate the Jodhpur Comrades for the successful organization of the Circle Conference. He hoped that BSNL Executive will get the full 15% PRC benefits in the days to come. He happily informed that only due to the efforts of AIBSNLEA, the competent authority accorded the approval for utilizing the 50% CAO posts of MT quota in DPC.

 

Shri Pankaj Bhandari GMTD Jodhpur in his address congrats AIBSNLEA Rajasthan Circle for the successful organization of the Circle Conference. He informed that on the same day the first NGN Exchange of the western Rajasthan has been inaugurated by the CGMT Rajasthan. He told that the Executives of Rajasthan are very hardworking and the Associations are very important for the organization. At last he thanked to all for inviting him in the open session and congratulated for the grand success of the session.

 

Shri Sashikant  GM (HR & Admn) Rajasthan Circle in his address thanked and congratulated AIBSNLEA for holding the Circle Conference in a nice manner. He stressed to follow the mantra of the service and dedication in facing the challenges. He guided to keep customer satisfaction on the top most priority. He hoped for the good deliberation in the Circle Conference.

 

Shri G.P. Verma Sr. GM (Finance) Rajasthan Circle informed that the BSNL Board is fully committed for providing the 3rd PRC benefits to the BSNL Executives. He informed that the revenue growth of the Rajasthan Circle up to March 2017 is highest in the country i.e. 9% high in land line and 24% high in mobile as compared to the last year. He informed that the existing salary expenditure is 16000 Crores now and it will rise to 18500 crores after PRC. He suggested enhancing the revenue of the BSNL for the better future survival of the company. He suggested that no any tariff revision should be occurring in BSNL which may reduce the existing revenue. He stressed upon improve the quality of service and revenue growth on top most priority. He informed that the financial position in the 8 Business Areas has improved in Rajasthan Circle after merger of the SSAs. At last he congratulated AIBSNLEA Rajasthan Circle for the success of the open 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 Executives of Rajasthan Circle for making AIBSNLEA as Number one Association in recent referendum. Com. GS mentioned the history of the formation of AIBSNLEA and its role in the better policy formulation like Executive Promotion Policy, BSNL MSRR etc due to which a large number of BSNL Executives have achieved the DGM level posts. 

 

Com. GS mentioned the post scenario after conversion of a Government department in a PSU. 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. He mentioned that the BSNL existing market share is constant due to the hard work of the employees. Com. GS mentioned that the Govt. has withdrawn the ADC charges and not allowed BSNL to participate in the 3G spectrum bid and subsequently BSNL was imposed the 3G spectrum with highest 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. Rs 7500 Crores arbitrary notional loan was imposed on BSNL and when BSNL wanted to repay it, was not allowed for payment in single shot. Com. GS informed that BSNL is the only operator working for the social obligation and it was the only operator in the time of natural calamities in J&K, Orissa, AP, TN, UKD etc.

 

He also briefed about the HR issues and achievements of the AIBSNLEA. He explained the status of various CPCs, LDCE postings,  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. Com. GS appraised the house about the unfortunate difference in pay scales of JTOs due to the arbitrary orders of DoT. He mentioned that AIBSNLEA is trying its level best for the introduction of standard pay scales up gradation.  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. Com. GS also mentioned the facts of the recent agitation and the AIBSNLEA's stand on it. 

 

Com GS explained the efforts of AIBSNLEA for obtaining the full 15% PRC benefits and he recalled his persuasion from Hon'ble MoSC for the same. He informed that Government has kept the BSNL in the list of priority sector while MTNL is kept in non-priority sector.

 

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 to all Executives' for make every 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 open session.

 

Shri Shivakumar, President AIBSNLEA CHQ in his address extended his sincere thanks for the successful conduction of the Circle Conference. He congratulated the Rajasthan Comrades for the historic victory in the recent membership verification. He mentioned the efforts of AIBSNLEA for providing the full 15% PRC benefits to the BSNL Executives. He expressed the need of the effort of every employee in fault free services for the revival of BSNL. He expressed the need for marketing the services of BSNL.

 

Com President further explained that only BSNL is paying the pension contribution after 6th CPC on maximum of pay scale and it should be looked into for corrective measures. He also expressed the reasons for AIBSNLEA not participating in the strike of 3rd PRC. He mentioned that through the AIBSNLEA concept i.e. customer delight only we can get the position of revenue improvement.

 

Chief Guest of the Open Session Shri R.C. Arya, CGMT Rajasthan Circle expressed that the existing time is the examination time for BSNL. He expressed that the employees are BSNL are not basically doing the Job but they are implementing the policies of the Government. He appealed the Government to decide the role of BSNL either as a competitor or a policy implementer. He made himself agree with the thoughts of Com GS AIBSNLEA that we should act with a balancing behavior in our work. He also stressed for improving the quality of the services and proper fault monitoring process. He appealed to do efforts from today itself for making BSNL a vibrant organization. At last he thanked to all for inviting him in the open session and congratulated for the grand success of the session.

 

Com. O.P. Chouhan, President AIBSNLEA, Jodhpur Branch extended the vote of thanks. In the internal session, com.GS replied all the queries raised by the members.

 

At the end of the Circle Conference the elections were held for the new Circle body for the next term. Com Anil Rawat AO, Com. M.K. Morodia AGM and Com. S.P. Gupta AO were unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary, Circle Treasurer respectively for the next term. Com R.C. Vyas  managed the overall arrangements of the Circle conference in a nice and effective manner.

The entire Conference Hall was Jam Packed with mammoth gathering.

<<<Click here for the photos>>>

11.07.2017: Communication from PMO, Govt. of India, New Delhi

On 22.06.2017 GS had written a letter to Shri Narendra Modi ji, Hon'ble Prime Minister, Government of India regarding  Non-implementation of the recommendations of the 7th.CPC to the erstwhile DOT employees who were absorbed in BSNL/MTNL and since retired and are drawing Pension under CCS (Pension) Rules,1972 as amended from time to time. <<<Click here for the letter >>>

 

Taking into cognizance to the letter PMO, Govt. of India has communication President, AIBSNLEA that the said letter has been forwarded to Secretary, DoT for taking appropriate action. <<<Click here for the letter >>>

 

Status of the Case:

As on date the case is with Shri Shashi Ranjan Kumar, Jt. Secretary (T), DoT

11.07.2017:GS writes to

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

(a) Representation from Shri Mrinal Kanti Bhattacharjee, DE (Operation & Admin and HR), Assam Circle, HR No. 198211249 regarding Ad-hoc promotion to the grade of AGM/DE Cadre with effect from the date on which his next junior was promoted i.e. 30th June 2010 with all consequential service benefits

<<<Click here for letter>>>

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

(a) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre Of Accounts Officers

(b) Representation received from Shri Kedar Ram, Staff No. 87982, CAO, Bihar Telecom Circle regarding issuance of regular promotion.

<<<Click here for letter>>>

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

(a) Representation from Shri K. T. Amitthavalli, HR No. 199802452, Junior Hindi Translation, BSNL Chennai Telephone and others regarding conducting LICE examination for the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari in CHTD

<<<Click here for letter>>>
(4) The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding
(a) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of DGM

(b) Representation received from Shri N.V. Sarma, % CGMT, NE-II Circle, Dimapur, Nagaland, regarding issuance of reliving orders

(c) Representation received from Shri R.B. Chauhan, AGM, HR No. 199704795 for change in notional date of promotion of as SDE

(d) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of SDE(T)

(e) Representation received from Shri Prabhat Kumar Agrawal, AGM Staff No. 32387 of Chhattisgarh Circle for consideration of his name for DGM promotions

(f) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of SDE
<<<<Click here for letter>>>

(5) The PGM (Estt.)  BSNL Corporate office, regarding

(a) Representation received from Smt. Doly Bhan w/o Late R.K. Bhan, JTO of J&K Circle regarding compassionate appointment in BSNL

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10.07.2017: BSNL Corporate Office issues regarding:

(1) Verification of eligibility based on Date of Appointment in respect of JTOs who appeared & passed LDCE-2015 held on 21.06.2015.

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(2) Revised time line for initiation / reporting / reviewing of APARs  for the year 2016-17.

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Brief Report on the Central Office Bearers Meeting to be held on 6th July (Thursday)  & 7th July 2017(Friday) at AIBSNLEA CHQ Office, New Delhi - 110001

 

06.07.2017

 

Opening remarks by the President:  President Com S. Sivakumar welcomed one and all.  He briefed about the circumstances under which the meeting is called.

 

Com Prahlad Rai, GS briefed the activities in detail after the membership verification and also about the ongoing process and the actions to be taken in future. He also mentioned about the positive and negative developments taken place after the membership verification. He mentioned that the organization should grow in any circumstances and requested all to come out with valuable suggestions to improve the activities at Circle and District level also. 

 

He briefed about the agitational activities proposed by the sister associations, circumstances which led AIGETOA to join the agitation notified by the sister association, reason for not participating in the agitation proposed by the United Forum, approach of the sister association towards the AIBSNLEA etc.  After listening the complete details, decision of the GS not signing the agitation notice notified by the sister association was welcomed and endorsed by the Central Office Bearers.  It was proposed not to participate in the ongoing agitation of other association, as there is no valid reason for going on agitation at the point of implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations, as the 3rd PRC report is not approved by the Govt. so far and BSNL management is fully committed to get the 3rd PRC recommendations implemented in BSNL and all out efforts are being taken by the CMD and the entire BSNL Board. However, the decision will be reviewed in the ensuing CWC meeting at Trivandrum depending upon the situation and in case the situation warrants, AIBSNLEA either can join or can alone go for the agitation for the benefits of BSNL executives. It was also decided that AIBSNLEA will not leave any stone unturned to achieve the 3rd PRC benefits for the BSNL executives.

 

Report by the Organizing Secretaries:

 

Com. C.M. Saste, OS (W) in his report stated that west zone is lagging behind the membership.  Many SSAs are not having branches.  CS Chhattisgarh transferred out of circle and Circle Conference needs to be held. Branches are to be formed in the SSAs, where there is no branch etc.  He also requested that CGM of Telecom Factory should be from factory field, sanction of PPS post should also be done in Telecom Factory. No. of SSAs and no. of branches in circle should be obtained from respective circles. 

 

Com.  Devesh Kumar, OS (N) briefed about the activities in the northern region and also briefed about the activities in each and every circle in detail.  He also suggested various methods to strengthen the membership.

 

Com. P. Udayasuryan, OS (S) mentioned that all the circles under the southern region is working well. Branches are being formed wherein there is no branch.  He has mentioned to re-vamp the CHQ website and approach the likeminded associations to join us.

 

Com.  Prasun Mukhopadhyay, OS (E) in his report mentioned various issues pending in the Kolkata Telecom including the case of Shri Bhagat P.A.  He also mentioned various methods to be implemented in the future. Com. Prasun also raised a number of issues pertaining to Odisha Circle, Assam Circle, Bihar Circle, Jharkhand Circle and North East Circles including A&N Circle.

 

Report by the Assistant General Secretaries:

 

Com. B S Reddy, AGS (Engg) briefed about the issues related to the engineering cadre.  He also briefed about the activities in A.P. Circle and various methods to be adopted in the ensuing CWC to strengthen the membership. He also stated about the internal discipline to be maintained within the association at various levels.

 

Com. K P Nair, AGS (GD) explained the status of cases of PA/PS cadre and pending and settled issues.

 

Com. N L Sharma, AGS (HQ) mentioned that all the support is extended to the GS being the AGS (HQ)

 

Com Rajpal, AGS (F) in his report mentioned that status of branches in throughout the country is to be evaluated and necessary action to be taken to form the branches wherever it is not available.  He has also briefed about the status of various cases related to accounts cadre. He mentioned that we should ensure that CPC whenever take place should be in all cadre at the same time. He has mentioned about the APAR view by the competent authority and requested to take up the case to create user id and password to view it for the controlling officers.  He also mentioned to take up the case of one additional increment with DoT. The pay protection case of external executives recruited from postal side were also mentioned.

 

Com. Joshi, AGS (Civil/Elec) submitted the report on the activities and pending points related to civil / electrical / architectural / telecom factory wings.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9.00 pm

 

07.07.2017

 

Meeting continued at 10.00 am.

 

GS summed up the reports of the Organizing secretaries and Assistant General Secretaries and the following was decided:

 

1. To write letters by the OS (W) to the Circle Secretaries of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to form branches in all the SSAs

 

2. To write letters by OS (N) to the Circle Secretaries, Punjab Circle and Himachal Pradesh hold the circle conference within a month.

 

3. To instruct the CS ALTTC to hold the meeting by the OS (N)

 

Report of the General Secretary was presented and the same was discussed in detail para-by-para and the following was decided.

 

1. To propose to implement the decision of the AIC to increase the membership subscription from Rs.50/- to Rs.80/- with Rs.40:20:20 viz. CHQ: CIRCLE: DISTRICT, which was kept pending due to the membership verification in the CWC and to make it effective from 1.1.2018.

 

2. To request all the Circle Secretaries those who have so far not contributed towards legal fund to make the contribution towards legal fund. All the Organizing Secretaries will have to submit the payment of legal fund by the circles under their jurisdiction in the next CWC.

 

3. It was decided to instruct all the Circle Secretaries to update the Circle web site on regular basis.  AGS (HQ) will regularly monitor the web sites of all the Circles and will communicate through email to ensure that the sites are updated regularly.

 

4. All the other AGS concerned has to regularly monitor the cases related to their discipline and put up the draft to the GS, monitor the cases taken up with management and update the status from time to time.

 

5. All the respective OSs to ensure that the circle conference and CECs are held with regular interval as per the provisions of the constitutions.

 

6. Financial Secretary to see that the outstanding of diary payment details are given to all the circle secretaries with copy to the concerned OSs.  OSs should ensure payment of diary dues from the circles.

 

7. It was decided to display requesting all the Circle Secretaries and other CWC members to attend the CWC with the details of diary requirement so that timely dispatch of diaries can be made.

 

8. Karnataka Circle to pay the commission of souvenir of AIC at Mysore to the respective circles at the earliest. CHQ has appreciated the Karnataka Circle for returning the assistance of Rs.5.5 lakh given for the AIC and remitting an additional Rs. One lakh to the CHQ out of the AIC account.

 

9. It was decided to propose to launch the welfare scheme of Rs.50000/- to the members with a onetime contribution of Rs.500/- from the members.  The amount of Rs.50000/- will be paid to the members who is expired during the service.  The amount of Rs.500/- paid will be refunded on retirement of the members.

 

The report of the General Secretary was approved unanimously to present it in the next CWC.

 

Com. A. Chakoli, Vice President expressed vote of thanks.

 

Meeting concluded at 18.30 hours.

07.07.2017: Meeting with Hon'ble Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India Shri Ramdas Athawale Ji:

GS, President, OS (West) and AGS (GD) met Shri Ramdas Athawale Ji  Hon'ble Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India at 17.30 Hrs. and extended extreme thanks for granting us a meeting despite of his very busy schedule of Programmes. While submitting the letter, we explained that implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit is must in BSNL to keep the entire employees motivated in the interest of BSNL/Govt. We pleaded that BSNL without any financial support of Govt. is managing its maintenance and operations from its own resources and any financial burden caused due to implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit will also be borne by BSNL.

 

Hon'ble MOS for SJ&E appreciated our concern and assured to look into the matter.

07.07.2017: BSNL Corporate Office issues regarding:

(1) Update on implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL & remittance of Pension Contribution to DoT on actual pay.

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(2) Payment of of IDA at revised rates @ 119% w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

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06.07.2017: Central Office Bearers Meeting on 6th July (Thursday)  at AIBSNLEA CHQ Office, CH-17-2-15, P&T Chemmery Staff Quarters, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi.

 

To start with President Com Shiva Kumar welcomed one and all.  He briefed about the circumstances under which the meeting is called.

 

Com Prahlad Rai, GS briefed the activities in detail after the membership verification and also about the ongoing process and the actions to be taken in future. He also mentioned about the positive and negative developments taken place after the membership verification. He mentioned that the organization should grow in any circumstance and requested all to come out with valuable suggestions to improve the activities at circle level also. 

 

Thereafter all the Central Office Bearers went to BSNL Corporate Office for scheduled meetings with Director (HR), BSNL Board and CMD, BSNL.

 

Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board, New Delhi

 

Central Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA, under the leadership of Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, met Smt. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board, New Delhi at 12.00 hours on 06.07.2017 in her chamber.

While welcoming the team, Director (HR) appreciated the matured and balanced leadership of the AIBSNLEA and requested to continue the same level of approach.

 

She also mentioned that in the today's scenario, existence of BSNL is much more important than anything else.  She stated that nothing can be achieved with agitations.  She also briefed about the activities at BSNL Corporate office with reference to the implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations and replacement of E1A by E2, E2A by E3 subsequent up-gradation of E3 to E4, E4 to E5, E5 to E6 and E6 to E7.

 

GS, AIBSNLEA informed that the AIBSNLEA representative recently met Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) wherein Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) instructed on phone to his PS to ensure that while resolving the issue of replacement of E1A by E2, E2A by E3 all other pay scales above E3 are also to be revised altogether so that executives in all the disciplines are benefited.

 

Director (HR) assured to talk to the PS to Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) and the proposal to implement the revised pay scale of E2, E3 and above will be prepared in consultation with the PS to Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) and according to the requirement of Hon'ble MOSC (I/C).

 

Director (HR) mentioned that BSNL management is taking all out efforts to ensure that the 3rd PRC recommendations are implemented in BSNL.  Hence, there is no point of going for the agitation.

 

Director (HR) enquired about status of getting meetings with Circle Heads by the office bearers of AIBSNLEA at Circle / District level.  In response, the team mentioned that with the support and also after issuing the instruction, all the Circle heads are extending the support in granting the appointments.  The team extended the gratitude for issuing instructions in this regard.

 

Director (HR) also mentioned that AIBSNLEA is not like other associations and is having more responsibility towards the growth of BSNL and concerned about the growth of the organization.

 

GS, AIBSNLEA mentioned that the AIBSNLEA is very well aware of its responsibilities and will act accordingly which will be beneficial to the BSNL and in turn to its workforce.

 

Meeting with CMD, BSNL Board, New Delhi

 

Central Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA under the leadership of Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, met Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL, New Delhi at 12.40 hours on 06.07.2017 in his chamber.

 

CMD mentioned that implementation of the recommendations of 3rd PRC is much more important than anything else in today's scenario.  BSNL management is fully aware of the concern of its work force, their family members, retired pensioners and families.

 

He also mentioned that if 3rd PRC benefits are not achieved by BSNL, there is no meaning in getting anything else including the replacement of E1A and E2A scales and other issues. After implementation of the 3rd PRC recommendations only, benefit of other HR issued will be fruitful.

 

CMD mentioned that the status of Air India is not far away for BSNL, if the financial situation of BSNL is not improved for which the entire workforce need to improve its work culture in the field units.

 

GS, AIBSNLEA informed that the AIBSNLEA representative recently met Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) wherein Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) instructed on phone to his PS to ensure that while resolving the issue of replacement of E1A by E2, E2A by E3 all other pay scales above E3 are also to be revised altogether so that executives in all the disciplines are benefitted.

 

CMD informed that the matter will be discussed with Director (HR) and proposal will be send accordingly.

 

CMD also stated that BSNL management is taking all out efforts to ensure that the 3rd PRC recommendations are implemented in BSNL.  In case if the 3rd PRC recommendations are not implemented in BSNL, the BSNL will be out of market and will be in the list of companies least important to the Govt.  He also mentioned that BSNL management will not leave any stone unturned to achieve the 3rd PRC benefits for the BSNL employees and in case this is not achieved the management will be on roads along with the employees.

 

GS mentioned that the AIBSNLEA is very well aware of its responsibilities and will act accordingly which will be beneficial to the BSNL and in turn to its workforce.  He also mentioned that the issue of viability of BSNL will be discussed in detail in the CHQ office bearers meeting.

 

CMD BSNL requested to submit the points discussed and decided in the meeting regarding financial viability of BSNL.

 

CMD appreciated the leadership of AIBSNLEA at the field units, as many of the senior leaders are good technically sound officers and their excellent technical work has really appreciable.

 

After these meetings, the Central Office Bearers meeting continued ..........

 

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Which is negative force?

 

Dear Comrades,

 

Please identify and understand self-proclaimed saviors of BSNL executives who does nothing but malign others.

 

E1A and E2A replacement by E2 and E3 and subsequent up gradation of pay scales:

 

Since beginning, the stand of AIBSNLEA is to extend the E2 and E3 standard pay scales approved by the Cabinet in place of intermediatory pay scales of E1A and E2A. We are continuously pursuing the issue from pillar to post and at all levels in BSNL, DoT and Ministry.

 

Comrades, it is not the rocket science and nobody needs a superficial knowledge, to understand the ill effects of not upgrading the scales further from E3 to E4, E4 to E5, E5 to E6 and E6 to E7. We believe that JTO/JAO promotions will not end at the level of SDE/AO only but they will be promoted to the higher grades also. AIBSNLEA cannot drop the demand of up-gradation of higher scales up-to E7 grade since it represents all the cadre of BSNL Executives including SDE, Sr. SDE, AO, Sr. AO, DE, CAO, DGM and etc. Whether the members of the so called Majority Association i.e. SDE, Sr. SDE, AO, Sr. AO, DE, CAO, DGM and etc understand the demand of the said Joint Forum for the implementation of standard Pay scales without subsequent up-gradation of Pay scales. So Comrades, we have to educate the comrades, in the so called majority association about the pay loss/pay anomaly and stagnation of pay and ill effects due to the implementation of standard pay scales without subsequent up-gradation of Pay scales of E3 to E7 level and make them to join in the AIBSNLEA who is the real saviour of all the Executives in BSNL.

 

Because of the genuineness and the importance of the issue, BSNL Management took the conscious decision to recommend E2 and E3 pay scales in replacement of pre- revised E1A and E2A and upgrading the scales from E2 to E3, E3 to E4, E4 to E5, E5 to E6 and E6 to E7 to the administrative ministry. Despite the negative pressure applied by the majority association, the BSNL management in response to the clarification sought by the DoT, has not dropped the earlier proposal dated 6.6.2016 of up gradation of pay scales and it has categorically  reiterated the need for implementing subsequent up gradation of pay scales. BSNL management has requested DOT for E2 and E3 pay scales in replacement of pre-revised E1A and E2A.

 

Part-I of the proposal in BSNL's letter dated 6.6.2016 for replacement of E1A and E2A with E2 & E3 is a residual issue of 2nd PRC and may be approved. The Part-II of BSNL's proposal will be taken up at the time of 3rd PRC.

 

The so called majority Executive Association also gave a call of agitation for the same demands and withdraw it without any fruitful out come during Feb'2017 which strengthened DOT  to ignore the protest of BSNL Executives. The fact remains that efforts were taken by the same Executive Association in the month of Dec, 2016 and Jan, 2017 and they impressed upon the BSNL Management to victimize the CHQ/Circle /Distt. level Office bearers of United Forum by issuing the memorandum & deduction of salary for two days on 27th & 28th Dec, 2016 for participating in Dharna conducted for the same demand of up-gradation pay scales. Such type of actions strengthened the BSNL/DOT management to conveniently ignore the genuine grievances of executives in BSNL.

 

10 years in E3 Scale:

 

All the executives including the first Batch of JTOs/JAOs recruited in the year 2001 and 2002 will have to remain in E3 scale for 10 years proposed by BSNL Management on the demand of majority Association double pay fixation in E-3 scale is against the pay fixation rules of DoP&T. It is also in violation of Executive Promotion Policy because as per EPP, all time bound promotions are to take place after each 5 years in the next higher grade.  Is it acceptable to so called Majority Association members? We are not short sighted organization and we analyse the ill effects which are going to affect all the executives and young comrades in particular.

 

CPSU hierarchy and MT recruitment: 

 

The BSNL management took more than two years and understood that it has finalized the CPSU hierarchy in consultation with the majority association.  It appears that the recommendations are not based on the agreed policy initiated by Khan Committee. The recruitment of MT which is the hidden agenda of BSNL management and the majority association is colluded with the Management and supporting MT recruitment. The so called saviours of Engineers have to come out with black and white for debate in this regard. We will fight it out with tooth and nail and will not allow these negative forces to spoil the future of BSNL executives especially our talented young comrades. MT recruitment is nothing but the entry of old ITS RR and because of this, the entire executives could not get even two promotions in their carrier. We will not allow this mental stress to continue for younger comrades.

 

Thus, all the Executives may understand that who are the negative forces and what their hidden agenda is and come out from the self-proclaimed saviours association and join in the AIBSNLEA which is always working for the betterment of all the Executives.

05.07.2017: GS writes to

(1) Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL requesting to bring in all the HR issues cleared by BSNL Management Committee in the next Board meeting.  

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05.07.2017: Meeting Director (HR), BSNL Board, New Delhi:

GS, President and GS, AGS of AIRBSNLEWA met Director (HR) and discussed regarding:

A Wrong implementation of Night Free Calling order for the Pensioner: We informed that along with the Implementation of Free Night Calling to the BSNL Pensioners, the STD calls made during day hours are made chargeable and not being adjusted against allowable 550 free calls. The tariff table issued by ITPC Pune was shown to Director (HR). It was also pointed out that although BSNL Pensioners are being charged for those STD calls but for DoT Pensioners it is continued to be free. Director (HR) agreed that such type of discrepancy should not be there and assured to look into.

B Non-implementation of the tracking system for Medical claims of the Pensioners: We pointed out that although it was assured for immediate implementation about one year back but till date no action has been taken so far. Director (HR) immediately instructed GM (Admn.) to take proper action without further delay.  She also requested us to keep her informed about the development.

C Elimination of the present role of BSNL for Pension Revision Work of BSNL Pensioners: We pointed out that at present the responsibility of payment of Pension to BSNL Pensioners lies entirely with Govt. of India. Even then BSNL continued to take the burden of preparing the sanction memes and the calculation sheets. This involves huge man power which is practically wastages. We requested to take up with DoT for revision of the present system and the Pension revision job of the BSNL Pensioner should be done as was done for the Govt. pensioners after 7th CPC. Director (HR) advised to take up the matter with Member (F), DoT for necessary instructions to the CCAs in this regard. However, she assured that she will also take up the matter with Member (F), DoT.

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05.07.2017: Meeting with GM (Admn), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi

GS, President and AGS AIRBSNLEWA met GM (Admn.) and discussed regarding the above issues discussed with Director (HR). GM (Admn) confirmed that Director (HR) has already directed him to take necessary action for the resolution of Item No. A and B above. He assured to discuss the Item No. A with Sr. GM (F-CFA), BSNL Corporate Office for its resolution and for the Item No. B he will discuss with CGM ITPC Pune / GM ITPC Hyderabad for an early solution.

05.07.2017: Meeting with PGM (Estt), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi

GS and AGS AIRBSNLEWA met PGM (Estt) and discussed regarding

A Elimination of the present role of BSNL for Pension Revision Work of BSNL Pensioners: We pointed out that at present the responsibility of payment of Pension to BSNL Pensioners lies entirely with Govt. of India. Even then BSNL continued to take the burden of preparing the sanction memes and the calculation sheets. This involves huge man power which is practically wastages. We requested to take up with DoT for revision of the present system and the Pension revision job of the BSNL Pensioner should be done as was done for the Govt. pensioners after 7th CPC. PGM (Estt) assured to take up the matter with CCA, DoT.

B Rs. 22820/- pay fixation case JTO/JAO post 2007 Batches: We apprised PGM (Estt) about the discussions took place with Director (HR) yesterday and to hold a meeting on this issue with AIBSNLEA as per the advice given by Director (HR). PGM (Estt) assured to hold the meeting in the next week to discuss the matter.

05.07.2017: Meeting with Jt. GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi

GS and AGS (HQ) met Jt. GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:

A CPCs to fill-up the vacant SDE (TF), DE (TF), DGM (TF) and GM (TF) posts: We requested to fill up the vacant SDE (TF), DE (TF), DGM (TF) and GM (TF) posts. Jt. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the seniority lists of eligible SDEs (TF) and DEs (TF) are being circulated for comments and rectification. Thereafter the CPCs to fill up the DGM (TF), DE (TF) and SDE (TF) vacant posts will be initiated. The CPC to fill up two GM (TF) posts has been completed and promotion orders will be issued shortly.  

B Consideration of some request / tenure transfer cases of some SDEs/DEs: We requested to consider some request / tenure transfer cases of some SDEs/DEs. Jt. GM (Pres.) mentioned that the matter may be discussed with PGM (Pers.) in the next week after his joining.   

05.07.2017: GS writes to

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

(a) Regarding appointment of JAO Batch No. 5 & 6 of Haryana Telecom Circle.

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(2) Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL on the delay in increasing the contribution towards superannuation pension fund for BSNL Recruits

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04.07.2017  Meeting with Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) Govt. of India Shri Manoj Sinha Ji:

 

GS, President, FS and AGS (HQ) met Shri Manoj Sinha Ji Hon'ble MOS(C) (I/C) at 17.30 Hrs. and extended extreme thanks for granting us a meeting despite of his very busy schedule of Programmes. While submitting the letter, we explained that implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit is must in BSNL to keep the entire employees motivated in the interest of BSNL/Govt. We pleaded that BSNL without any financial support of Govt. is managing its maintenance and operations from its own resources and any financial burden caused due to implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit will also be borne by BSNL.

 

BSNL is providing Telecom Services in the far flung and remotest areas of the country on reduced tariff. It is also executing all the important Projects of Govt. of India i.e. NOFN, NFS and services in Naxalite areas. Also provided reliable services during natural calamities in J&K, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Tsunami in A&N states etc. Thus in the interest of Public and Nation, the very existence of BSNL is must and this is only possible when its employees are devoted to achieve customer satisfaction. Hence, these employees are to be contended by getting revised their Pay Scales on implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit. Moreover, 80% of the BSNL employees were DOT employees before 01.10.2000 and after their absorption only they joined BSNL.

 

Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) appreciated our concern and while directing on our letter he spoke with PS and directed him to discuss the matter with Secretary (T). He assured for favorable action on implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL. He also directed PS to discuss the matter with Secretary (T) to consider BSNL's  earlier proposal dated 06.06.2016 on replacement of E-1A by E-2, E-2A by E-3 and subsequent pay scales up-gradation from E-3 to E-4, E-4 to E-5, E-5 to E-6 and E-6 to E-7.

 

We also requested for calculation of Pension Contributions in respect of employees of DOT absorbed in BSNL on actual basic of Pay instead of the maximum of the Pay Scale. We submitted a letter in this regard to Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) and he assured to look into the matter.

 

Non implementation of 7th CPC recommendations to the erstwhile DOT employee who were absorbed in BSNL/ MTNL and since retired and drawing pension under CCS (Pension Rules-1972 as amended from time to time. Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) after some discussions assured to look into the matter.

 

At last after detailed discussions, Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) advised to further improve the BSNL services as he is receiving many subscribers complaints. We assured him to make our best efforts to achieve the customer satisfaction.

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04.07.2017  Meeting with CMD BSNL:

GS, President, FS and AGS (HQ) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations. We appraised CMD BSNL regarding our discussions held today with Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) on implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL and replacement of E1A by E-2, E-2A by E-3 and subsequent Pay Scales up-gradation from E-3 by E-4, E-4 by E-5, E-5 by E-6 and E-6 by E-7 as per BSNL's earlier proposal dated 06.06.2016 wherein Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) has given a Positive and favorable assurance to us. We further requested him to continue the efforts for the settlement of these issues in the interest of BSNL.

 

We also appraised CMD BSNL regarding our discussions on payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic pay instead of the maximum of the pay scale and implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC to the erstwhile DOT employees who were absorbed in BSNL/ MTNL and after retirement drawing of Govt. Pension under CCS (Pension) Rule of 37A. After detailed discussions CMD BSNL appreciated our efforts and assured to get resolve the above issues favorable.

 

We requested for grant of Special C/L to AIBSNLEA office bearers for attending the Association meetings. CMD informed that BSNL MC has partly approved the proposal and will further examine the remaining part of the proposal in view of the financial implications. He assured an early order in this regard.

 

We also expressed our concern that Pers. Cell of BSNL CO is not taking the views/ suggestions of AIBSNLEA on CPSU cadre hierarchy which will affect the carrier prospects of all the executives CMD assured to look into the matter.

04.07.2017  Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board:

GS, President and AGS (HQ) met Director (HR) and discussed regarding pay anomaly (Rs.22820/- Pay Fixation) case of JTO/JAO post recruited-2007. We appraised Director (HR) that JTOs year 2007 and 2008 were drawing pay in the pre-revised pay scale up to Jan-2012 wherein the increment difference with the JTOs 2005 batch was only 2 increments in year 2009 and 4 increments in year- 2012. But after their pay fixation in the revised pay on implementation of 2nd PRC recommendations w.e.f. 01.01.2007 the increment difference increased up to 8 increments in the year 2016. Thus these JTOs are drawing Rs.10000/- per month less pay from the JTOs of year 2005 batch. The JTOs year-2005, 2007 and 2008 were recruited in E-1A pay scale under same RR and continued to draw scale in pre revised up to Jan-2012. Hence, as one time relaxation to remove their pay loss these JTOs-2007 and 2008 batches should be allowed to exercise option to continue in the pre revised pay scale. After detailed discussions Director (HR) appreciated our concern and advised her OSD to hold a separate meeting with PGM (Estt.) on this issue immediately. Director (HR) assured that after our discussions with PGM (Estt.) she will further discuss the matter with us in the presence of PGM (Estt.). Today the PGM (Estt.) was busy in some other meeting so she could not attend the meeting.

04.07.2017  GS, President attended and addressed the Hunger fast camp being organized by National Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations at Eastern Court campus New Delhi on 04.07.2017 demanding implementation 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefits in BSNL. AIBSNLEA extended its solidarity support to their agitation call and mentioned that presently BSNL Management is vigorously pursuing in DoT for 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL. In case Govt. don't implement 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL, AIBSNLEA will not hesitate to go on indefinite strike.

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04.07.2017  Meeting with GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office:

GS, President and AGS (HQ) met GM (FP) and extended thanks for giving posting to Sri Shiva Kumar, President (CHQ) AIBSNLEA in BSNL Corporate Office as  DM (Finance). We requested for consideration of some request / tenure transfers cases of AOs/CAOs/DGM(Finance) also. GM (FP) assured to consider the pending cases.

04.07.2017  BSNL Corporate Office writes regarding implementation of Hon'ble Hogh Court / CAT orders consequent upon dismissal of SLP (C) No. 17130-17131 / 2012 by the Hon'ble Supreme Court vide order dated 15.07.2016 <<Click here for letter>>>

04.07.2017  GS Writes to Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Finance, Govt. of India regarding methodology of calculation of pension contribution in respect of employees of DoT absorbed in BSNL – <<Click here for letter>>>

03.07.2017: Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board:

GS, President (CHQ) and AGS (Fin) met Director (HR) and discussed regarding:

A Some facilities to AIBSNLEA: We requested to grant Special C/L to the Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA for attending Association activities. Director (HR) informed that Management Committee of BSNL Board in the last meeting has approved some facilities to AIBSNLEA under certain conditions. She assured early orders in this regard.

B Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL: We requested to impress upon DoT for dispensing the affordability clause of 3rd PRC report in the case of BSNL as DPE has already sent the draft Cabinet Note to DoT for comments.  Director (HR) mentioned that already CMD along with all the Board of Directors of BSNL has met with Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) and pleaded in support of 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL in the interest of its viability. Director (HR) also mentioned that CMD has explaiened to Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) during discussion that Rs. 2500/- Crore financial burden will be borne by BSNL internally. Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) was very positive during discussion and has assured for his support. She herself along with CGM (Legal), PGM (Estt), GM (SR) has also pleaded to Secretary (T) in this regard. Secretary (T) also assured for favorable actions.  However, CMD BSNL is continuing his efforts to convince the DoT officers in favor of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit for BSNL.

C Payment of Pension contribution on actual basic instead of maximum of pay scale: We apprised Director (HR) regarding our communication dated 03.07.2017 to Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon'ble MOS (Finance) on the Methodology of calculation of pension contribution in respect of employees of DoT absorbed in BSNL with a copy to all concerned Secretaries of the Departments of Expenditure / Personnel & Training / DoP&PW and Telecom. She appreciated our efforts and mentioned that the matter is under consideration in the Department of Expenditure and a positive decision is expected soon. In this manner in case the pension contribution is paid on actual basic BSNL will be saving more than Rs. 700 Crores per annum after 3rd PRC report implementation in BSNL with full 15% fitment. It will also pave the way for replacement of E1A by E2, E2A by E3 and thereafter upgradation of E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7 with a bare minimum financial burden on BSNL.

D Delinking of Pension revision of BSNL Pensioners from 3rd PRC and linking with 7th CPC recommendations: We also apprised Director (HR) about our communication to Hon'ble Prime Minister regarding non-implementation of the recommendations of the 7th CPC to the erstwhile DoT employees who were absorbed in BSNL/MTNL and since retired and are drawing Pension under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 as amended from time to time. Director (HR) appreciated our efforts and assured to pursue it further in DoT.

E CPSU cadre hierarchy in BSNL-discussion with AIBSNLEA: We expressed our serious concern against non-holding of discussions with AIBSNLEA by Pers. Cell on CPSU cadre hierarchy draft proposal. Director (HR) mentioned that PGM (Pers.) is on leave and after his joining on 13th July she will directing to have discussions with AIBSNLEA also.

F Rs. 22820/- pay anomaly of post 2007 recruited JTOs and JAOs Batch: We pleaded for the settlement of this issue and Director (HR) advised us to have a separate discussion on this issue at 1230 Hrs tomorrow in her chamber.

GM (SR), BSNL Corporate Office was also present in the meeting.

Membership Drive: All the Circle & District Secretaries are requested to ensure enrolment of maximum members by filling up of Membership form and subscription deduction format from salary before last date i.e. 15.07.2017  <<<Click here for membership form>>>>>    <<<<Click here for subscription deduction format from salary >>>>>

30.06.2017:GS writes to

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

(a) Representation received from Shri A.K. Santhosh, JAO, HR No. 199804074 requesting reversion from

the post of JAO to stenographer/PA cadre in the % CGMT, Chhattisgarh, Raipur

(b) Pick and choose transfers by Bihar Telecom Circle administration – our concern thereof

<<Click here for letter>>>

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

(a) Implementation of Hon'ble CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi's judgement in OA No. 3883/2014, MA No.

3364/2014 and MA No. 2265/2014- fixation of pay under FR-22(1) (a) (1) to the member of AIBSNLEA Tamil

Nadu Circle.

(b) Representation received from J & K Circle regarding compassionate appointment in BSNL J& K Circle

Jammu. Circle.

(c)Representation received from Shri R. Parimalam, JTO, HR No. 198500212, % SDE CSC CSR KCM

Kanchipuram for implementing CAT judgment in OA No.1282/2010 fixation of pay under FE-22(1)(a)(i)

AIBSNLEA member (Chennai).

<<Click here for letter>>>

29.06.2017:GS writes to

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

(a) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre Of Accounts Officers

(b) Representation received from Shri Madhabendu Sinha, AO, WBT Circle, HR No. 198916850 demanding TA/DA consequent to his transfer from Jharkhand Circle to WBT Circle

<<<Click here for letter>>>
(2) The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding
(a) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre Of AGM/DE

(b) Representation received from Shri H. Krishne Gowda, DE (LA) HR No. 198202532 Mysore, Karnataka regarding Correction of his name in your office record.

(c)  Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of DGM
<<<<Click here for letter>>>

23.06.2017: DE to DGM (Engg.) promotion orders for 38 left out cases issued

Congratulations! AIBSNLEAs consistent efforts yielded results in getting released the long awaited DE to DGM Promotion Orders for left out cases. AIBSNLEA extends its sincere gratitude and thanks to CMD BSNL, Director (HR), PGM (Pers.), Jt. GM (Pers.) and his entire team for their kind hearted support.  AIBSNLEA congratulates all the promote officers for the new assignment.

<<<Click here for the copy of the Order>>>>  

23.06.2017: Preparatory work for promotion to AGM / DE (T) on Adhoc / Regular basis:

BSNL Corporate Office asks all the circles to make it available one of the copies of original / attested photocopy of missing APARs at CR Cell, New Delhi on priority basis.

<<<<Click here for the letter >>>> <<<<Click here for the list of executives in seniority list no. 6 & 7 >>>>

All the Circle Secretaries / activists are requested to kindly ensure that the desired information is sent to BSNL Corporate Office at the earliest so as to complete the preparatory work at the earliest.

Status update on the issue of replacement scales for pre-revised E1A, E2A pay scales for JTOs, SDEs & equivalent cadres and subsequent up-gradation of E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7:

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DoT had raised certain queries on replacement scales for pre-revised E1A, E2A pay scales for JTOs, SDEs & equivalent cadres  <<<<Click here for the DoT letter dated 19.05.2017>>>>

 

It is learnt that BSNL Management on 12.06.2017 while replying the queries of DoT mentioned that BSNL is requesting for E2 and E3 scales in replacement of pre-revised E1A and  E2A i.e. Part-I of the proposal in BSNL's letter dated 06.06.2016 for replacement of E1A and E2A with E2 & E3 being a residual issue of 2nd PRC and may be approved. The Part-II of the BSNL's proposal will be taken up at the time of 3rd PRC.

 

Though the BSNL Management has not withdrawn its proposal sent on 06.06.2016 but this revised proposal is impracticable wherein a section of executives' pay will be revised with effect from 01.01.2007 as per 2nd PRC report and other section of executives subsequent pay up-gradation will be taken up at the time of 3rd PRC.

AIBSNLEA will continue its efforts to get implemented the BSNL's earlier proposal sent to DoT on 06.06.2016 to provide justice to all the executives in order to remove their pay anomaly and stagnation.

23.06.2017: Update on presentation to Secretary (T) on 3rd PRC by BSNL:  

Today at 1600 Hrs. Director (HR), BSNL Board along with other senior officer will give presentation to the Secretary (T) on 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit.

23.06.2017: Meeting with Jt. GM (Pers.):

GS met with Jt. GM (pers.) and discussed regarding:

A. Promotion orders from DE to DGM of the left out cases: We requested for issuance of promotion orders from DE to DGM of about 49 left out cases. Jt. GM (Pers.) assured to issue promotion orders today.

B. CPC from JTO to SDE (T): We requested for expediting the CPC by considering all vacant SDE (T) posts till 01.01.2017. About 9000 vacancies are there. Jt. GM (Pers.) mentioned that efforts are being made to expedite CPC by getting vacated the stay order from the Hon'ble High Court Kerala and to resolve the SC / ST roaster issue in view of Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh judgment, pending SLP in the Hon'ble Supreme Court and DoPT guidelines. He further informed that the hearing in the Hon'ble High Court Kerala is posted in July 2017.

C. CPC from SDE to DE: We requested to fill up all vacant DE posts (more than 2500 posts). Jt. GM (Pers.) mentioned that CPC work is in process. APARs/VCRs of the eligible candidates have been called for. Efforts are being made to resolve SC / ST roaster issue.

D. CPC from AO to CAO: Jt. GM (Pers.) informed that SEA cell has already initiated the CPC and as soon as the SC / ST roaster issue is resolved the CPC will be expedited to fill up about 700 vacant CAO posts.

E. CPC from SDE (C) to EE (C): We requested to initiate the CPC from SDE (C) to EE (C) to fill up about 160 vacant EE (C) posts. Jt. GM (Pers.) informed that PGM (BW) has initiated the action in this regard and as soon as the SC / ST roaster issue is resolved the CPC will be expedited to fill up about 160 vacant EE (C) posts.

F. CPC from DE to DGM (Engg) 25 left out cases: We requested to expedite CPC from DE to DGM (Engg) of 25 left out cases. Jt. GM (Pers.) assured an early action in this regard.

G. CPC from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) in Engg Stream: We requested to initiate CPC from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) in Engg Stream wherein more than 900 DGM (Adhoc) who have completed more than 4 years regular service in STS cadre are eligible for DGM (Regular) promotions. Jt. GM (Pers.) mentioned that as soon as the left out DE to DGM CPC is completed thereafter immediately the CPC from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) in Engg Stream will be initiated.

23.06.2017: GS writes to Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding regularization of Adhoc DGMs in Engineering as well as in Finance streams.

<<<Click here for the letter >>>

22.06.2017: United Forum of Executive Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA & AITEEA writes to Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding CPC for the promotions to SDE (T) posts under Seniority-cum-Fitness quota to fill-up the vacancies up to the current  vacancy year 2016-17.

<<<Click here for the letter >>>

22.06.2017: GS writes to Shri Narendra Modi ji, Hon'ble Prime Minister, Government of India regarding  Non-implementation of the recommendations of the 7th.CPC to the erstwhile DOT employees who were absorbed in BSNL/MTNL and since retired and are drawing Pension under CCS (Pension) Rules,1972 as amended from time to time.

<<<Click here for the letter >>>

22.06.2017: Smt. Aruna Sundararajan, Ex. Secretary (IT)  joined as Secretary (Telecom) DoT, Govt. of India:

GS, AGS (HQ) and GS AIRBSNLEWA met Smt. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary (Telecom) and Congratulated & felicitated her on assuming the high office of Chairperson TC and Secretary (T) Government of India. While welcoming her, we requested to support BSNL to grow and turn around. Secretary (T) mentioned that you people are already working in a better way to grow BSNL and Govt. support will be there to BSNL in all respect. We extend our best wishes and assured our fullest co-operation. <<<Click here for the letter of felicitation>>>

21.06.2017: BSNL Corporate Office circulates the list of Holidays to be observed in BSNL offices during the year 2018.

<<<Click here for the letter>>>

21.06.2017: GS writes to the GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre Of Accounts Officers

<<<Click here for letter>>>

21.06.2017: GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL regarding our concern on finalization of CPSU cadre hierarchy proposal without holding discussions with AIBSNLEA.

<<<Click here for letter>>>

21.06.2017: Meeting with PGM (Pesr.) BSNL Corporate Office:

GS and CS MP Circle met with PGM (Pesr.) BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:

A. Promotion orders from DE to DGM left out cases: We requested to to issue promotion orders from DE to DGM left out cases since the competent authority has approved the proposal. PGM (Pers.) assure to issue promotion orders today.

B. CPC from SDE to DE: We requested to fill-up the vacant DE posts. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that efforts are being made to take some solutions in view of the court judgment and DoPT guidelines on SC/ST Roaster implementations. He assured an early action to initiate CPC.

C. CPC from JTO to SDE(T): We requested to fill-up all the vacant SDE (T) posts as on date which may cover the 2007-08 batch JTOs also and requested for calling of their APARs/VCRs. PGM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

D. Consideration of request transfers: We requested for consideration of some request transfer cases of SDEs/DEs/DGMs and retention on medical / immunity grounds of some executives. PGM (Pers.) assured to look into matter.  

21.06.2017: Meeting with CMD BSNL:

GS and AGS (HQ) met with CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding:

A. Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL: We requested to get implemented the 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL with full 15% fitment benefits. CMD BSNL mentioned that Friday on 16th June 2017 he along with all the Board Members met Hon'ble MoS (C) (I/C) Shri Manoj Sinha Ji and requested to for implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL. We explained the justification of 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL. Hon'ble MoS was quite positive and assured to get implemented 3rd PRC in BSNL. Hon'ble MoS has also expressed his concern that at this juncture no agitation is desirable. CMD BSNL also reiterated his firm commitment for implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations and appealed that any agitation at this stage will adversely affect BSNL's viability and may derail the efforts of BSNL and Hon'ble MoS (C) for implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL.    

B. Grant of some facilities to AIBSNLEA: We requested to grant some facilities for smooth run of the Association. CMD BSNL assured to look into it.   

21.06.2017: Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board:

GS met with Director (HR), BSNL Board and discussed regarding:

A. Grant of some facilities to AIBSNLEA: We requested to grant some facilities for smooth functioning of the Association. Director (HR) assured that today in BSNL MC this issue is in the agenda and efforts will be made to get it cleared.

B. Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL: We inquired about the outcome of the meeting held on 16.06.2017 with Hon'ble MoS (C) (I/C) with CMD BSNL and Board of Directors on implementation of the 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL with full 15% fitment benefits. Director (HR) informed that the meeting was fruitful and Hon'ble MoS was in favour of 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL. She also mentioned that when BSNL Management and Hon'ble MoS are in favour of 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL then any agitational approach may adversely affect the efforts. She further informed that again tomorrow i.e. on 22.06.2017 a presentation on 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL will be given to Secretary (T).

20.06.2017:GS writes to

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

(a) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre Of Accounts Officers

<<<Click here for letter>>>
(2) The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding
(a) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre Of DGM
(b) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of SDE

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

(d) Representation received from Shri A. Venkatraman, SDE (Plg), % CGMT Karnataka requesting to give same status to all 1989 recruited JTOs
<<<<Click here for letter>>>

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

(a) Representation received from Smt. Sunita Saxena, JTO (Arch.) HR No.   198115147 regarding promotion in the grade of A.E. (Arch.) on regular basis.

 <<<Click here for letter>>>>

20.06.2017: Meeting of GS, FS and AGS (GS) with PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office:

 

As directed by CMD BSNL, PGM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office held a meeting with AIBSNLEA to discuss the complaint lodged by us against the illegal promotion orders for 42 officers issued by Pers Cell for the promotion from DE to DGM from the list of 147 executives whose seniority has been quashed by the Hon'ble High Court Kerala and direction was given to BSNL “to be placed their seniority against the SDEs (T) vacancies of the year 1994-95, 1995-96 and 1996-97 (up to 22.07.1996) according to their merit as also their eligibility to appear for combined examination. The eligibility year has to be considered since; one combined examination was held for three years. A candidate entitled to appear in 1996 (by reason of completing five years of regular service in the feeder category on the January of the year) cannot be placed in the vacancy of 1994-95. However, high his rank may be, if the seniority list require any recast on the above lines, obviously, the official respondent ought to do so”. But the Pers cell pleaded that they have fixed up 147 SDEs (T) LDCE quota seniority as per 1986 SDE RR on the basis of year of recruitment since the Hon'ble High Court Kerala judgement has been challenged by the respondents in the Hon'ble Supreme Court and it has grant “status quo” in the year 2013. We explained that Hon'ble Supreme Court has further delivered its the judgement to recast the TES GR-B seniority on the basis of Rulr-206 and upheld the seniority  lists no.1 to 17 as sacrosanct  instead of the seniority list numbers 1 to 5 prepared on the basis of Rule-1966 i.e. year of recruitment basis. Hence, the seniority of 147 SDEs (T) of LDCE quota has to be decided by examining their seniority as per Hon'ble High Court Kerala directions but the Pers Cell BSNL CO is not ready to hear our arguments.

 

In view of this, the affected candidates are to pursue in the Hon'ble Supreme Court for an early decision on the pending SLP in the matter of the seniority of 147 LDCE quota SDEs. BSNL Pers Cell is not ready to rectify their mistake in the line of Hon'ble High Court Kerala Judgment by placing 147 SDEs of LDCE quota in proper manner in the revised seniority list as per the Hon'ble Supreme Court judgement delivered in the year 2015. We have to continue our protest in this regard. GS, FS, AGS (HQ) attended and deliberated in the meeting.

 

After the above discussions we discussed regarding promotion order of left out DGMs (Engg.). We requested for issuing promotions orders for DGM (Engg) of the 49 officers for whom the CPC has been completed. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the approval of the competent authority has been received and tomorrow these 49 DGMs promotion orders will be issued. We further requested to expedite CPC of 25 left out DGMs also. PGM (Pers) assured to hold CPC at the earliest and issue of DGM promotion order of the remaining left out cases.

20.06.2017: Noble cause by AIBSNLEA Tiruchi SSA - Assistance to weaker sections of the Society.

The Tiruchi SSA wing of AIBSNLEA has been identifying school drop-outs belonging to economically weakers section and extending assistance  so that they can pursue their education. Shortly after reports appeared in the meditaa, the association swung into action and extended educational assistances to A. Ashika Begum and Raghunathan (toppers in Plus Two and SSLC examination) and five undergraduate students. The association has identified a school dropout N. Pushpavalli, who has been supplementing her family income by selling "kammankozh" at Amoor on the Tiruchi - Slem Highway. <<<Click here for the clipping of media coverage>>>

20.06.2017: <<<Click here for the copy of the DO letter written by CMD BSNL to the Secretary (T) on the issue implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit>>>

16.06.2017:Central Office Bearers meeting of AIBSNLEA at New Delhi on 6th and 7th July-2017

AIBSNLEA CHQ will hold its Central Office Bearers (CHQ) Meeting at New Delhi on 6th and 7th July-2017 to discuss and decide the strategies on CWC Meet-Trivandrum, implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL, 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, 30% Superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, CPCs to fill up all SDE/AO, DE/CAO/EE and DGM equivalent posts, notational pay scales of JTOs/SDEs(C/E/Arch/TF) and PA cadre and other important items.  Central  Office Bearers are requested to book their tickets immediately for the to and fro journey. Boarding and lodging will be made available from 5th July 2017(Morning) to 8th July 2017 (Morning). <<<Click here for the notice>>>

16.06.2017:                         It is time for introspection to Majority Association

AIBSNLEA have been fighting for the settlement of all the legitimate HR issues and viability of BSNL since its inception and achieved many mile stones during the period by getting implemented grant of perks  to executives w.e.f. 01.01.2005, implementation of EPP w.e.f 18.01.2007, filling of all vacant STS Group-'A' level posts in all discipline by getting clearance from DoT in Sept.-2006, Transparent Transfer Policy-2008, BSNL MSRR-2009, Implementation of 2nd PRC recommendations in BSNL with full 30% fitment benefits in BSNL, IDA Pension revision for BSNL Pensioners issued on 15.03.2011, Merger of 50% DA with Basic Pay w.e.f. 01.01.2007 effectively amounting to 78.2% for the purpose of fitment and pay fixation in the revised pay scales, Withdrawal of 60:40 provision in  the Pension Rules 37A for BSNL employees and payment of 78.2% fitment benefit to BSNL Pensioners, Withdrawal of MT RR-2008 and 2011, Regularization of adhoc level executives in all disciplines, filling up of the vacant DGM/SE posts in all disciplines, 3% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees, framing of JTO RR-2014 and conduction of JTO LICE, Creation of  PPS and Sr. PPS posts, regularization of offg. JTOs,  Rs. 22820/- Pay anomaly resolution by formation of Committee and active participation in all the struggles of BSNL Unions and Associations to protect the interest of BSNL etc.

 

Recently in December-2016 BSNL Management conducted referendum for majority executive Association wherein AIBSNLEA by getting 18,400 votes got Support Association status and thereafter continuously trying to protect  the interest of all the BSNL executives i.e. whether it is BSNL recruited or absorbed in BSNL. After referendum under the banner of United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations one agitation was launched for the settlement of the burning demands i.e. pay loss of post 2007 recruited executives, standard pay scales by replacing E1A by E2, E2A by E3 and subsequent up-gradation of pay scales E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7, 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees, CPSU Cadre hierarchy as per the Khan Committee report, 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment benefit and pension revision of BSNL pensioners etc. On the positive assurance given by the CMD BSNL and Director (HR) the agitation programme was deferred. But immediately just after the deferment of the agitation, BSNL management took vindictive actions against the General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and AITEEA by issuing “Show Cause” notice, deduction of salary of two days DHARNA organized on 27th and 28th Dec-2016 by canceling the sanctioned E/L and C/L etc.

 

Thereafter, on 28th March-2017, DoT administration issued 'Presidential Directives' for E1A and E2A intermediary pay scales which created unrest and accordingly AIBSNALEA and AITEEA organized protest demonstration on 06.04.2017 wherein Com. GS, AIGETOA was also requested to sign the notice but he expressed his inability in signing the agitation notice of United Forum and mentioned  that he is in favour of Joint struggle of all the Associations and he along with his members already actively participated in demonstrations made on 30/03/2017 by the Majority Association. Com. GS, AIGETOA was requested by GS AIBSNLEA and GS, AITEEA for serving a agitation notice under the banner of United Forum for protest actions, but GS AIGETOA was perhaps committed to Majority Association not to go for agitation on the platform of United Forum and insisted us also to come and join with them rather than starting agitation. And finally they formed Joint Forum and served a notice of agitation on 10.04.2017 when the GS AIBSNLEA was on LTC at Port Blair w.e.f. 09.04.2017 to 16.04.2017. I explained to GS AIGETOA and GS SNEA that at present I am away from CHQ and after having the talk with our CHQ Office bearers and Circle Secretaries, I shall be able to take the decision because just three months before referendum has taken place wherein lot of hot exchanges have taken place, so immediate joint struggle is not possible. We have to convince and mentally prepare our members at base level for joint struggle then only it would be possible for us to come together but it was ignored for which the reasons are best known to them and finally they served the notice under the banner of Joint Forum denouncing United Forum. Now,  Majority Associations is alleging support Association to derail all the HR issues which JF and BSNL Management jointly trying to resolve.

 

The fact remains that Jt. Forum in collision with the BSNL Management is trying to sabotage the important HR issues which the support Association have brought on track i.e. E1-A by E2, E2-A by E3 and subsequent up-gradation of pay scales E3 by E4, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7 which was approved by Management Committee of BSNL Board and was sent to DoT on 06.06.2016 during the struggle of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA.

 

The majority Association since beginning tried to sabotage it and after referendum pressurized the BSNL Management to trunked the proposal making it half i.e. upto E1-A by E2 and E2-A by E3 only wherein double fixation in E3 grade, means one executive will remain in E3 scale for 10 years in violation of EPP which will invite litigations. Knowing well this fact they are befooling the executives and trying to harm the interest of all the executives of BSNL. They pressurized BSNL Management to withdraw the earlier 06.06.2016 proposal and halved it up-to  E1-A by E2 and E2-A by E3 only. But with the vigorous efforts of AIBSNLEA, they could not succeed in it and now BSNL has replied the queries of DoT pleading that BSNL's earlier proposal of 06.06.2016 may be considered in two parts. AIBSNLEA will continue to make its efforts for up-gradation of all the pay  scales E1-A to E2, E2-A to E3, E3 to E4, E4 to E5, E5 to E6 and E6 to E7 in the larger interest of all the executives.

Majority Association is sabotaging the Khan Committee report on CPSU Cadre Hirarchy  by allowing  MT recruitment and allowing post based promotions up-to STS level only. We will strongly oppose such acts of Majority Association.

 

30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees precipitated after the struggle of United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA only. Majority Association never contributed in this regard.

 

PGM (PF) Ms. A. Panda, Committee on pay anomaly of Rs. 22820/- of JTOs/JAOs post recruited 1.1.2007 was constituted on the demand of AIBSNLEA and AITEEA by CMD BSNL. But the Majority Association trying to sabotage the committee report raising huge financial implication to benefit thousands of executives in the report in line of Estt. Cell  pleadings.

 

Notional pay fixation issue of JTOs/SDEs(C/E/Arch/TF) Engineering wings and PA cadre was initiated and taken  by AIBSNLEA and with it's sincere efforts only the management committee of BSNL Board has cleared it and now BSNL board approval is awaited. This issue was hijacked by majority association. E1+5 advance increment benefit to JTOs/JAOs could be settled by AIBSNLEA through KCGK Pillai Committee report. Now JTO(SRD), JAO 2013 batch and PAs case has been cleared by BSNL Management committee and awaiting BSNL board approval.


Diversion of MT Quota posts to seniority quota posts in Telecom Engg. could take place first and then diversion of MT Quota posts to seniority quota posts of CAOs cadre got cleared from Management committee of BSNL board and now waiting for BSNL board approval. E5 to E6 time bound promotion and EPP to DGM adhoc by modification in BSNL MS RR got approved from Management committee of BSNL and now waiting for BSNL board approval. AD(O/L) cadre restructuring  got approved from Management committee of BSNL and now DOT approval is awaited. All the queries asked by DoT has been replied by BSNL. About 1200 DGM(Engg.) and about 250 DGM(Fin)/ DGM(TF), about 100 SE(Elect./Civil) promotion could become possible with the untiring  efforts of AIBSNLEA.

 

Sincere efforts are being made to get expedite CPCs from JTO to SDE, SDE to DE, JAO to AO, AO to CAO, CAO to DGM(Finance), JTO(C/E) to SDE(C/E), SDE(c) to EE(C), etc by taking some solution in view of the legal opinion on Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh judgment and DP&T guidelines on SC/ST roster implementation.

 

In this manner AIBSNLEA will continue to work to safeguard the interest of all the executives of BSNL.

 

Majority association after referendum should honestly concentrate for the settlement of pending HR issues in the interest of all the executives instead of doing vote bank politics. Majority association should not worry on support association affairs. Support association knows it's responsibility well.

 

It's a fact that AIBSNLEA got about 18400 plus votes during referendum and got support association status with the help of AIGETOA and AITEEA. AIBSNLEA is committed to protect the interest of its members and supporters. Now AIGETOA leadership preferred to align with Majority Association under the banner of Joint Forum of BSNL Executives Associations under the assurance that they will achieve their demands and no vindictive actions will be there against them which the GS AIGETOA faced  “Show Cause” notice during the struggle of United Forum of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and AITEEA. Now BSNL Management leaving Majority Association leaders aside has victimized  GS AIGETOA by serving majority penalty charge sheet. It has caused panic and now majority Association is desperate to mount pressure on BSNL Management to withdraw the vindictive actions through the agitation of BSNL Unions and Associations on the pretext of 3rd PRC implementation, whereas, CMD BSNL with all the Board of Directors met Hon'ble MOS(C) (I/C) on 16.06.2017 and pleaded for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit, then where is the need of going on strike at this juncture. However, we are against any victimization of Association/Union leaders/members for organizing legitimate Trade Union activities but they should be fair in their approach.

 

Thus, AIBSNLEA never harmed the interest of anyone and never deviated from its policies under the pressure like Majority association. AIBSNLEA is using all the channels to get implemented 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit and pension revision. In case if any difficulty is faced in this regard it  will not hesitate to take harder Trade Union action programmes in terms of even indefinite strike.

 

AIBSNLEA was never interested to mention above facts but the majority Association write up on their website 15.06.2017 has forced us to explain.

16.06.2017:GS writes to

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

(a) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre Of Accounts Officers

<<<Click here for letter>>>
(2) The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding
(a) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre Of DGM
(b) Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of AGM
<<<<Click here for letter>>>

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

(a)Requested for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre Of DGM 

<<<Click here for letter>>>>
(4) The GM (Rectt.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a)representation received from Smt. Pinaki Datta, JAO (EB), WBTC HR No. 200500811 regarding incorporating her name in revised merit list of qualified candidates of JAO LICE from Group C to the grade of JAO under 40% quota arising out of order no. 9-1/2016- Rectt. Dated 1.2.2017 of CO BSNL, New Delhi.<<<Click here for letter>>>>

16.06.2017 Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi :

GS, FS, AGS (HQ) and AGS (F) met PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:

A Issuing promotion orders from DE to DGM (Engg.) left out cases: We requested for issuing promotion orders from DE to DGM (Engg.) left out cases since the CPC has been completed. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that the necessary approval for promotion of 49 left out cases has been received and the promotion and posting orders in respect of these officers are being issued shortly.

B Consideration of request for modification of posting order on promotion as DGM (Engg.): We requested to consider some genuine cases for modification of the posting orders. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that the genuine medical ground cases have already been considered. However, on our consistent pleading he assured to discuss the matter with Director (HR) for remaining genuine cases also.

15.06.2017 Meeting with GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office:

GS, FS and AGS (F) met with GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:

A. CPC from CAO to DGM (F): We requested to expedite CPC from CAO to DGM (F). GM (FP) informed that Pers. Cell, BSNL CO has raised certain queries in the proposal in this regard which are being replied shortly and after getting the clearance from Pers. Cell, the CPC to fill up 65 DGM (F) will be expedited.

B. Consideration of some AOs / CAOs request transfers: We requested for some AOs / CAOs request transfers and modifications on genuine grounds. GM (FP) mentioned that all the cases given by us have been examined and shortly necessary orders will be issued.

15.06.2017 Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board:

GS met with Director (HR), BSNL Board and discussed regarding:

A. Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL: We requested to get positive recommendations for dispension in the affordability clause of 3rd PRC recommendations from DoT in the Cabinet Note moved by DPE. Director (HR) mentioned that tomorrow already a meeting of BSNL Board of Directors has been scheduled with Hon'ble MoS (C) (I/C) in this regard wherein full efforts will be made to convince Hon'ble MoS (C) (I/C) and Secretary (T) for dispension in the affordability clause for BSNL. She further advised us to make efforts in convincing Hon'ble MoS (C) (I/C) through our channels. 

B. Facilities to AIBSNLEA: We requested for grant of some facilities to AIBSNLEA for its smooth functioning. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter and for early decision.

C. Request for modifications in the posting orders of DGM (Adhoc) on genuine grounds: We requested for consideration of modifications in the posting orders of DGM (Adhoc) on genuine grounds.  Director (HR) mentioned that CMD, BSNL has directed for no modifications in the DGM posting & promotion orders already made and some genuine medical ground cases have been considered. However, she assured to examine some genuine medical ground cases submitted by us.

14.06.2017 Meeting with GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi :

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

A. CPCs to Fill-up vacant AO/CAO/DGM (Finance) Posts: We requested to expedite CPCs to fill-up the vacant AO/CAO/ DGM (Finance) Posts. GM (FP) mentioned that the proposal to fill-up 65 DGM (Finance) Posts has been sent to Pers. Cell for clearance. The CPCs from JAO to AO and AO to CAO has been initiated but the promotion orders can be issued only after the decision on SC/ST roster implementation in view of Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh Judgement pending SLP in the Hon'ble Supreme Court and DoP& T guidelines in this regard. Matter is under active consideration.

B. Consideration of some request /tenure transfer cases of AOs/CAOs/ DGM (F): We requested for consideration of some request /tenure transfer cases of AOs/CAOs. GM (FP) assured for consideration of the pending cases.

C. Filling up the CAO MT quota posts on Ad-hoc basis: We requested to fill up 336 MT quota CAO Posts on Ad-hoc basis. GM (FP) informed that as we have demanded earlier for utilization of 336 MT quota posts CAOs to fill-up on Adhoc basis till the time final diversion of MT quota posts is approved by the BSNL Board. It has now got the clearing of the competent authority and CPC will be expedited.          

14.06.2017 Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi :

GS along with CWC member Uttarakhand Shri G S Bisht, Vice President Chhattisgarh Madam Anuradha and representative from Rajasthan Circle met PGM (Pers.) regarding the restructuring case of AD (OL). PGM (Pers.) discussed with Director (PSU) Shri Pawan Gupta and requested him for early clearance of the issue. The matter of SLP regarding 2002 R/R was also discussed during the meeting. BSNL Management has shown its positive view in both the issues.

Why AIBSNLEA is not participating in the agitation call given by the Unions and Associations of BSNL?

A meeting of BSNL Unions / Associations was held at New Delhi on 02.06.2017 to discuss the implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL. The meeting was convened by Com. P Abhimanyu GS, BSNLEU and was presided over by GS, AIBSNLEA.

 

During discussions, as GS, AIBSNLEA while expressing our concern on 3rd PRC implementation we demanded that the particular Clause of the Rule 14 (1) of the BSNL (REA) Rules, 2013 which prevents executive Association's participation along with the non-executives unions' agitation programs i.e. "Further, the Association will not join hands with the non-executives' unions for furtherance of their issues and / or participate in any kind of joint trade union action." should be deleted / withdrawn.

 

We further explained that during the agitation program of United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and AITEEA, for organizing "DHARNA" on 27th and 28th December 2016, all the three General Secretaries were issued "Show Cause" notice to initiate the disciplinary action under BSNL CDA conduct rules, wherein violation of Executives Associations recognition rules was also the charge against us. The sanctioned E/L and C/L for two days on 27th & 28th December 2016 of GS, AIBSNLEA and GS AITEEA were cancelled and a dies-non was made with two days salary cut. This issue was immediately brought to the notice of all the Unions/ Associations and accordingly GS BSNLEU and GS NFTE met CMD BSNL and Director (HR) BSNL and protested against this and gave a letter of protest but BSNL management did not withdrawn the "Show Cause" notices and "salary cut" even after a lapse of five months. We explained that under these circumstances, where we represent the executives of DGM/DE/CAO/EE/SDE/AO/JTO/JAO ranks, it is difficult to participate in the strike call because these executives are the soft target of the management and AIBSNLEA do not have any recognized channel to protect these executives. Hence, BSNL Unions/ Associations first take up the issue with BSNL Management for withdrawal of all the vindictive actions and to stop such actions against the legitimate Trade Union activities of the BSNL Unions/ Associations. But unfortunately it was not given due consideration.

 

The Demand of unconditionally withdrawing the BSNL C.O. letter dated 08.05.2017 banning all trade union activities in BSNL was related to the ongoing agitation of Joint Forum of BSNL Executives Associations. In compliance to the Hon'ble Patiala Court,New Delhi orders it was banned. It cannot be imposed on all the unions/ associations. Presently the matter is being defended by the Joint Forum in the Hon'ble Patiala House Court. This issue should be discussed with BSNL management by both the majority Unions/Associations. We impressed upon that making it a demand of "strike" along with the demand of 3rd PRC implementation is not correct as it dilutes the main demand.

 

Moreover, the Joint Forum of Executive Associations' agitation was mainly to get replacement of E-1A by E2 and E-2A by E3 only wherein they are demanding withdrawal of BSNL's earlier proposal which was send to DOT on 06.06.2016 during the agitation and the demand of United Forum of BSNL Executive Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA as (1). Replacement of E-1A by E-2 and E-2A by E-3 w.e.f. 1.1.2007 and (2). Upgradation of subsequent pay scales E-3 by E-4, E-4 by E-5, E-5 by E-6 and E-6 by E-7 w.e.f. 1.1.2007.

 

This demand of Joint Forum of BSNL Executives Associations has trunked the BSNL's complete proposal and has halved the demand. Hence, AIBSNLEA can't associate with such association's agitation call.

 

In view of the above, AIBSNLEA will extend its solidarity support to the agitation call of BSNL Unions/ Associations on common demand of 3rd PRC related issues implementation.

 

We appreciate the efforts taken by BSNL  Management in DOT for the implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefits for BSNL employees. Now, CMD BSNL along with all the BSNL Board members are meeting with Hon'ble MOS (C) )(I/C) on 16.06.2017 at 2:30 PM demanding 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment benefits in BSNL.

 

In the meeting conducted by CMD BSNL with the representatives of BSNL Unions/ Associations on 03.06.2017, CMD BSNL categorically told that he will make his best efforts for the implementations of 3rd PRC in BSNL and in case he fails in getting implemented 3rd PRC in BSNL he will resign from the post of CMD BSNL owning the responsibility. It is really appreciable stand of CMD BSNL. We should trust his efforts and extend our fullest support to him in his endeavour.

 

AIBSNLEA is continuously making its sincere efforts in convincing the officers in DOT/DPE in person in support of 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit. We have also requested Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) and Secretary (T) to grant us a meeting to represent our views in this regard. Let us, continue our efforts to ensure implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL.

14.06.2017  GS met with PGM (EW) and discussed regarding

(a) Filling up of the vacant SDEs (E) Posts: We extended our thanks for issuing 12 SDEs ( E ) regular promotion and requested to fill-up all vacant ( about 122) SDEs( Electrical) posts by expediting CPC. PGM (EW) mentioned that the proposal to initiate CPC to fill-up all vacant SDEs (Electrical) posts is processed but the CPC can be expedited and promotion orders can be issued only after the decision is taken by the competent authority in view of the Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh judgement  and DoP&T instructions on SC/ST roster implementation. He assured an early action in this regard.

(b) Re-diversion of EE (Electrical) Post from Rajasthan Telecom Circle to Gujarat Telecom Circle: We requested PGM (EW) for re-diversion of EE (Electrical) post from Rajasthan Telecom Circle to Gujarat Telecom Circle since the EE (Electrical) posts are already vacant in Rajasthan Telecom Circle. PGM (EW) assured to look into the matter.

13.06.2017GS writes to

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

(a) Representation received from Shri D.K. Venkataramana, AO, Staff No. 89023 of Karnataka Circle

requesting to grant permission to appear for online examination for upgradation to E-4 scale under EPP

(b) Representation from Shri Mrinal Kanti Bhattacharjee, DE (Operation & Admin and HR), Assam Circle,

HR No. 198211249 regarding Ad-hoc promotion to the grade of AGM/DE Cadre with effect from the date on

which his next junior was promoted i.e. 30th June 2010 with all consequential service benefits

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

<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

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

(a) Representation received from Shri P. Rajeshwar Rao, CAO-TRA, % The CGM Telecom, Maharashtra Circle Mumbai Staff No. 87775 regarding restoration of DGM-Adhoc promotion

(b) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Accounts Officers

<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

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

(a)  Request for creation/allotment of additional EE (C)/SDE (C) posts for Odisha Circle to cater to External works<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

12.06.2017 United forum leaders meeting with CMD BSNL:

GS & GS AITEEA meet CMD BSNL and request for grant of Rs.22820/- pay scales to the JTOs/ JAOs post recruited year 2007. We pleaded that these JTOs/JAOs were in the E-1A scale (Pre-revised) up to feb-2009 before implementation of 2nd PRC report. After 2nd PRC report their pay has been reduced to Rs.19020/- in the revised pay scale i.e. E1+5 advance increment. We also quoted some examples where in dispension in the cut of date has been given and demanded the same dispension in this case also.  CMD after detail discussions assured to look into the Ms Panda PGM (FP) committee report and to take some solution to remove the pay anomaly.

Request to Grant some facilities to AIBSNLEA:  We requested CMD BSNL for the consideration of some facilities to AIBSNLEA for its smooth functioning. CMD assured to look into the matter.

Meeting with Director (HR) and PGM (Pers): GS met Director (HR) and PGM (Pers) for consideration of granting some genuine transfer cases of DEs/DGMs on medical grounds. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.

12.06.2017 Congratulations! AIBSNLEA's consistent efforts yielded result in getting released Promotion and Posting orders (12 nos.) in the grade of Sub Divisional Engineer (Electrical) under Selection cum Seniority quota.<<<<Click here for order>>>. Efforts are being made to fill up about 122 nos. SDE(E) vacant posts on adhoc basis.

10.06.2017 Seminar on 'Role of BSNL in Telecom Industry held on 10-06-2017 at Trichy (Tamil Nadu) - A Report

Trichy Branch of Tamil Nadu Circle AIBSNLEA has conducted a seminar on 'Role of BSNL in Telecom Industry'. The seminar was held on 10-06-2017 at Training Hall, 6th Floor, PGM Office, BSNL, Trichy. The Flag hoisting was held at DTAX building. Members from Trichy, Pudukkottai, Karur & other neighbouring SSAs, Circle/CHQ Office Bearers attended the meeting. Com M.K. Ganesan SDE presided over the meeting. Com M. Mohan DS/Trichy gave welcome address. Com S. Kamaraj ACS gave inaugural address. Com S.Sundararajan AGM/ACS, Com I.Saravanan CAO/ACS, Com P.Senthil Kumar lingam DE/ERD ACS, Com S.Aslam Batcha DS/BSNLEU, Com S.Palaniappan DS/NFTE, Com V.Thamaraikannan DS/SEWA gave facilitation address on the seminar.

 

Com N.Veerapandian Ex CS/AIBSNLEA gave special address on Seminar. He narrated the role of BSNL in telecom industry. Technological advancement reflected in all electronic field. Upgradation is need of hour to all employees/executives to meet out the challenges. BSNL as industry to start to manufacture the Mobile Instruments, which is more demand in the market. ITI/HTL and telecom factory may go for divarication and re-deployment of employees.

 

Com C.Duraiarasan CS/AIBNSLEA, detailed the development of BSNL in telecom sector and narrated the achievements of BSNL and issues on day to day, pending issues of executives to be settled.

 

Com P.Udhayasuriyan CS/Chennai Telephones & OS/South-AIBSNLEA narrated the events from P&T to BSNL. Executives/employees to extend the hands to strength of BSNL to increase the revenue. Regarding the speed of BSNL Broadband we will have to take action to clear the Bottleneck. Younger generation executives to come forward and come together to strengthen the BSNL. As organization, executives to work unitedly and strengthen AIBSNLEA as a family.

 

Com S.Sivakumar President/CHQ/AIBSNLEA detailed the cadre issues, CPSU Cadre hierarchy, 3rd PRC implementation and its impact on the pension contribution. He stressed upon the significance of the viability related issues in the growth of BSNL and congratulated the Trichy team for best arrangement to conduct the seminar.

 

GS AIBSNLEA, Shri Prahlad Rai, congratulated the comrades of Trichy Branch for organizing successful Seminar and thanked the comrades for invitation to attend the seminar and their great affection with AIBSNLEA. 

 

Com. GS mentioned the history of the formation of AIBSNLEA and its role in the better policy formulation like Executive Promotion Policy, BSNL MSRR etc due to which a large number of BSNL Executives have achieved the DGM level posts. Com. GS also briefed about the HR issues and achievements of the AIBSNLEA. 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  50 % MT Quota 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. Com. GS appraised the house about the AIBSNLEA demand and  its justification for replacement of E1A by E2, E2A by E3 and upgrading the Executives pay scales i.e. E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7.  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 to increase the revenue.

 

Com. GS mentioned that the Govt. has withdrawn the ADC charges and not allowed BSNL to participate in the 3G and BWA  spectrum bid and subsequently BSNL was imposed the 3G and BWA spectrum with highest rate.  Subsequently Govt. has taken away the reserve fund of 18,500/- 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. 

 

Com GS mentioned due to the strong opposition by the associations and unions only the dis-investment has not been taken place in the BSNL.  Dis-investment has not helped MTNL.  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 to BSNL should be cleared immediately by the Government.

 

Com GS in his address apprised in details the status of 3rd PRC implementation and AIBSNLEA efforts to get implemented it with 15% fitment benefit. GS mentioned that recently they met Secretary DPC, Addl. Secretary DPE and Jt. Secretary DPE for considering the BSNL's proposal of 15 % fitment benefit and now making sincere efforts to meet Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) and Secretary (T) to get approved 15 % fitment benefit to BSNL employees to keep motivated them and to contribute for the growth of BSNL. He explained that BSNL is making operation profit for the last three consecutive years and its EBITDA is positive.

 

On the issue of replacement of E1A by E-2, E-2 by E-3 and E-3 by E-4, E-4 by E-5, E-5 by E-6 and E-6 by E-7, BSNL's earlier proposal dated 6.6.2016 should be considered by DoT to resolve the issue once for all.

 

Regarding filling-up of the vacant DGM (F), SDE /AO, DE/ CAO/EE (C) posts, GS apprised that efforts are being made by BSNL management to take some solution in view of the Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh judgement and DoP& T orders.

 

Notional Pay fixation of pay w.e.f. 1.10.2000 the case of JTO/SDE ( C/E)/ (Arch)/(TF) and PA cadre has been approved by the management Committee and now will be put up  to the BSNL Board for approval .  It will be implemented with prospective date of efforts.

Restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre proposal is pending in DoT and expected to get clearance early. 

 

He explained that how due to the efforts of AIBSNLEA and other BSNL Unions and Associations 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 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. He thanked organizers for inviting him and successful conduction of the seminar.

 

Com A.Radhakrishnan AO/FS gave the vote of thanks and conclude the seminar. <<<<Click here for the photos>>>>

 

Honorarium distribution to 10th & Plus 2 students of BSNL wards of Trichy SSA and to the downtrodden students coming from rural areas of Trichy

  

At 1530 hrs a function for honorarium distribution to 10th & Plus 2 students of BSNL wards of Trichy SSA and to the downtrodden students coming from rural areas of Trichy was arranged. The function presided by Com S.Kamaraj SDE ACS/AIBSNLEA.

 

Com Prahalad Rai GS/CHQ/AIBSNLEA, Com S.Sivakumar President CHQ/AIBSNLEA, com N.Veerapandian Ex CS/AIBSNLEA, com C.Duraiarasan CS/AIBSNLEA, A.Kathir @ Vincent Raj -Founding Executive Director, Program Unit of Media Institute for National Development Trust, Madurai, Shri Bimarao Director, Telecom Society, Chennai & Com Nagendran Executive from Canara Bank, Trichy participated and felicitated and distributed the honorarium to students. The eleven teachers from Corporation High School, Trichy were felicitated with shawls/successful book/pen by Com Prahalad Rai GS/CHQ/AIBSNLEA for their contribution and involvement for progress of Govt. school students. Com GS congratulated the students for best achievement to in their careers and appreciated the AIBSNLEA, Trichy branch for their activities involvement in social needs. Helping hands are better than praying in libs-Mother Terasa.

 

Com M. Mohan DS/AIBSNLEA/Trichy extended vote of thanks to one all and meeting concluded at 1830 hrs.

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09.06.2017GS writes to

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

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

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

<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

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

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

<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

08.06.2017 Meeting with PGM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office:

GS & FS met PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:

A Issuing promotion orders from DE to DGM (Engg.) left out cases: We requested for issuing promotion orders from DE to DGM (Engg.) left out cases since the CPC has been completed. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that matter is under process and shortly the posting orders on promotion will be issued. CPC of about 45 candidates has been conducted.

B Consideration of request for modification of posting order on promotion as DGM (Engg.): We requested to consider some genuine medical ground cases for modification of the posting orders. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that some cases have already been considered and remaining cases submitted by us will be discussed with Director (HR) for further necessary action.

C CPCs to fill-up vacant DE/CAO/EE and SDE/AO posts: We requested to initiate CPCs to fill-up the vacant DE/CAO/EE and SDE/AO posts by taking some solutions in respect to the various court judgments and DoPT guidelines in this regards. PGM (Pers.) informed that recently a meeting of the Cadre Controlling Officers comprising of PGM (BW) / (EW) / (Arch), GM (FP) was conducted wherein some decisions have been taken which are being put up to the competent authority for approval. Thereafter only with the legal opinion of Sr. Advocate further action will be taken.

D Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy: PGM (Pers.) informed that a draft proposal on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy has been prepared which will now be discussed with all the stack holders including AIBSNLEA. Thereafter, it will be submitted to the competent authority for consideration. PGM (Pers.) further opined that MT recruitment in BSNL is the requirement of the organization which may be the part of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. We strongly opposed such proposal.

08.06.2017 CHQ writes regarding Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit to BSNL executives to:

1. Shri Manoj Sinha Ji, Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications (I/C), Govt. of India, New Delhi

<<<<Click here for the letter>>>>

2. Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Chairperson TC & Secretary (Telecom), Govt. of India, New Delhi <<<<Click here for the letter>>>>

DoT queries on replacement scales for pre-revised E1A, E2A pay scales for JTOs, SDEs & equivalent cadres.

It is learnt that DoT has asked certain queries on replacement scales for pre-revised E1A, E2A pay scales for JTOs, SDEs & equivalent cadres. <<<<Click here for the letter>>>>

 

It is also learnt that now BSNL Management has decided to withdraw BSNL's earlier proposal dated 06.06.2016 wherein it was requested to DoT for grant of approval for-

(i) Pay scale of JTO & SDE (& equivalent executives) may be revised to E2 and E3 respectively as replacement of pre-revised scale of E1A / E2A w.e.f. 01.01.2007.

(ii) The pay scales E3, E4, E5 & E6 may be up-graded to E4, E5, E6 & E7 w.e.f. 01.01.2007 in respect of the cadres of Sr. SDE, AGM, DGM and SG-DGM respectively and appropriate changes may accordingly be approved in the BSNL Executive Promotion Policy.

 

BSNL Management is now proposing to limit replacement of Pay scale of JTO & SDE (& equivalent executives) to E2 and E3 respectively as replacement of pre-revised scale of E1A / E2A w.e.f. 01.01.2007 with double pay fixation in E3 Pay scale means an executive will remain in E3 scale for 10 years.

 

This proposal will invite many litigations and frustration amongst the stagnating executives. AIBSNLEA will continue to fight against these odds.

07.06.2017:  Meeting with Dir (HR) BSNL Board:

GS, President (CHQ), AGS(HQ), AGS(Finance) and CS TN Circle met Director (HR) BSNL Board and discussed regarding-

a) Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit: We requested Director (HR) to use her good office in DOT to convince Hon'ble MOS (C) and secretary (T) in support of BSNL's proposal for implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit. We also appraised her about the outcome of our discussions with Secy. DPE, Addl. Secy. DPE and Jt. Secy. DPE in this regard. Director (HR) appreciated our efforts and mentioned that she and CMD BSNL are trying to have separate meeting with Hon'ble MOS (C) and Sect. (T) to convince them with BSNL's proposal of 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment benefit. She assured an early action in this regard and advised us also to meet these officers in DOT for favorable action. 

b) Withdrawal of BSNL's earlier proposal of replacement of E-1A by E-2, E2A by E-3 and upgradation of subsequent pay scales E-3 by E-4, E-4 by E-5, E-5 by E-6 and E-6 by E-7 to provide parity among the executives: We requested to get approved the initial proposal sent by BSNL on 6.6.2016 for replacement of E1A by E-2, E2A by E-3 and subsequent pay scales upgradation from E-3 by E-4, E-4 by E-5 and E-6 by E-7 instead of withdrawing it. Withdrawal of the earlier proposal will cause dissatisfaction among the executives, it will create pay disparity  and will disturb the pay scales hierarchy of BSNL executives stagnations in E-5 pay scales will not be removed. Director (HR) assured to discuss the matter with PGM (Estt.).

c) CPC of left out DGMs cases: We requested to issue promotion orders of 74 left out DGMs Adhoc. As their CPC has been completed. Dir (HR) assured to look into the matter.

d) Consideration of some requests for modifications on posting orders of DGMs on genuine grounds: Dir (HR) mentioned that PGM (Pers.) is considering the cases, hence advised us to submit the genuine cases. We apprised her that we have already submitted some genuine cases.

e) Grant of some facilities to AIBSNLEA: We requested for grant of some facilities to AIBSNLEA for its smooth functioning. Director (HR) assured an early action in this regard.

f) Utilization of 336 MT quota posts of CAOs by allowing Adhoc CAO promotions: We requested Director (HR) that a proposal sent by SEA cell to pers is pending for clearance to allow utilization of 336 MT quota CAO posts on Adhoc promotions. Director (HR) assured to discuss the matter with PGM (Pers). Also requested to get approved the diversion of 336 MT quota CAO posts by BSNL board. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.

07.06.2017:  Meeting with GM(FP):

GS, President (CHQ), AGS(HQ)  and CS TN met GM(FP) and discussed regarding

a) CPCs to filling AO, CAO, DGM(F) vacant posts: GM(FP) informed that the proposal to initiate CPC from CAO to DGM(FP to fill up about 70 DGM (F) posts, utilization of 336 MT quota CAO posts for CAO Adhoc promotion and deciding policy to fill-up the vacant CAO/ AO posts in view of the Hon'ble  High Court Chandigarh  judgement and DOP&T orders are pending in Pers. cell for clearance. He advised to pursue in Pers. cell.

b) Consideration of request/ tenure transfer cases of AOs/ CAOs/ DGM (F):- We requested for consideration of request/tenure transfer cases of AOs/ CAOs/ DGM (F). GM (FP) assured to look into the matter.

06.06.2017:  Meeting with the Secretary DPE on 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL:

GS, President (CHQ), AGS (HQ) and CS TN Circle met Smt. Seema Bahuguna, Secretary DPE. Jt. Secy. DPE Shri Rajesh Kumar Chaudhary was also present in the meeting. Com. GS requested the Secretary, DPE for considering     dispensing of the affordability clause of 3rd PRC report for BSNL in view of its turning around and considering operational profit for the last three consecutive years. BSNL is providing Telecom. Services in the far-flung (Remotest) areas of the Country. BSNL only provides services to the people during the Natural Calamities. BSNL regulates tariffs in the Telecom Sector. Governments prestigious projects i.e., NOFN, NFS, erection of Micro wave Towers in the Naxalite areas of the Country. Govt. Officers working on deputation in BSNL already got the benefits of 7th CPC. Most of the BSNL Executives are basically recruited by DOT and taken absorption in BSNL and hence their Pay needs to be revised. After detailed discussions Secretary, DPE and Jt. Secretary, DPE mentioned that Cabinet Note on the basis of 3rd PRC Report and Cabinet Secretary meeting with the Group of secretaries is being prepared which will be sent to all the concerned Ministries for comments, wherein DOT may give additional feedback in support of BSNL's proposal which will be sent by DPE to Cabinet for consideration. Hence Secretary, DPE advised us to pursue the matter in DOT for favorable comments.

There after we met Additional Secretary DPE Shri. Madhuker Gupta and pleaded him also in the same manner to recommend 3rd PRC implementation with 15% benefits. Addl. Secretary, DPE appreciated our concern and advised us to meet him in the next week with some more feedback. Accordingly, we will meet him in the next week.

06.06.2017: GS, President (CHQ), AGS(HQ) and CS TN Circle met CMD BSNL and appraised him about the outcome of the meeting with the Secretary DPE, Additional Secretary, DPE and Jt. Secretary, DPE and requested him to send the BSNL's proposal to DPE also which has been sent to Secretary(T). CMD, BSNL after detailed discussion assured to look in to the matter.

06.06.2017: GS, President (CHQ), AGS(HQ) and CS TN Circle met JT.GM(Pers.) and discussed regarding:

A) Promotion orders of the left out DGM (Adhoc): We requested for early issuance of 74 left out DGM (Adhoc) in Engineering Wing promotion since the CPC has been completed. Jt.GM (Pers) mentioned that the matter is under process and after the approval of the Competent Authority, the promotion orders will be issued.

B) Consideration of request/modification /retention of DGMs on Promotion: Jt. GM (Pers.) informed that all the applications received have been compiled and will be submitted to Dir (HR) for consideration. He assured that some decision will be taken before 11.6.2017.

C) Withdrawal of BSNL's order on DNI fixation after one year till that time DOT issue final order: Jt.GM (Pers.) mentioned that after the matter is taken up by us, the same was considered and now Dir (HR) decided not to make recoveries till the final order is issued by DOT in this regard. The necessary order will be issued shortly.

D) Consideration of cancellation of Long Stay orders in the cadre of DE under genuine Medical Grounds: Jt.GM (Pers.) assured that the cases will be considered on merit.

05.06.2017: BSNL Unions/ Associations leaders meeting with CMD BSNL: GS along with the leaders of BSNL Unions/ Associations met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefits, withdrawal of BSNL orders banning agitation Programme in BSNL premises and vindictive actions taken against Executives Associations General Sectaries. CMD BSNL appreciated our concern and mentioned that his top most priority is to get implemented the 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL. He feels that in case it is not implemented today then it will never be implemented in BSNL. It is the issue of 2 Lacs serving employees Pay revision and 1.5Lacs BSNL pensioner's pension revision. He categorically told that he will leave no stone unturned in ensuring to get implemented 3 rd PRC report in BSNL. He further mentioned that in case he fails to get implemented to 3rd PRC report in BSNL then he will resign from the post of CMD BSNL. On the issue of BSNL unions/ associations strike decision he mentioned that unions / associations should adopt some other methods to impress upon the Govt. for 3rd PRC implementations by organizing "Candle March" "Post Card campaign" etc. rather than conventional method of organizing "Strike" because at this stage BSNL will heavily loose even on one day strike.

 In the beginning of the meeting CMD mentioned that today is a very important day for two things one is that "Today is World Environmental Day". Hence, today morning BSNL throughout the country has planted about 20000 plants to protect the environment. Similarly, BSNL in collaboration with AEROVOYCE is launching AEROVOYCE believing communications (An innovative mobile service) AD pay first MVNO of India (Mobile Virtual Network Operator).

05.06.2017: AIBSNLEA meeting with CMD BSNL:  GS, president (CHQ) and CS TN Circle met CMD BSNL and requested-

a) Invitation as "Chief Guest" in the CWC meeting at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) on 11th August 2017. We invited CMD BSNL as Chief Guest in the Seminar being organized on the occasion of CWC meet of AIBSNLEA on 11th August-2017 at Thiruvananthapuram. CMD was kind enough to accept the invitation and assured to attend our CWC meet at Thiruvananthapuram.

b) Grant of some facilities to AIBSNLEA: We requested CMD, BSNL for grant of some facilities to AIBSNLEA for its smooth functioning. CMD assured to look into the matter.

c) 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment: We requested CMD BSNL to use his good office to get ensured implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit. CMD assured that he is trying his level best in this connection through Secretary (T) to get implemented 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit and advised us to continue to do hard work to improve the revenue of BSNL. He also appreciated our letter addressed to Secretary (DPE) Smt. Seema Bahuguna on 3rd PRC implementation.

05.06.2017:

AIBSNLEA Stand on Standard Pay Scales issue and clarification thereof

Dear Comrades,

AIBSNLEA is sincerely trying for the last so many years for the effective and practical implementation of Standard pay scales (E2- for JTO/JAO and Equivalent cadres and E3 – for SDE/AO and Equivalent cadres). While the discussion came up initially, from several sources it was evident that without cascading effect (E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7) it cannot be implemented in BSNL. If at all standard pay scale is implemented without cascading effect, its damn sure that so many litigations will be filed in the courts due to the deadly issues of junior/ senior, heavy pay loss to the executives in the E2A scale, on the wedge of getting E3 compared to the executives at the beginning of E2A Scale and also holding an executive for 10 years in E3 scale is unlike any other PSUs. Thus practically the court cases will stop the implementation of Standard pay scales without cascading effect like so many promotions of JTO/SDE are stopped through court intervention. In addition to these many of senior executives are stagnating for the last couple of years without any annual increment.

By foreseeing these realties, AIBSNLEA took a stand since beginning for the implementation of standard pay scales with cascading effect because we want to implement this for the benefits of all the BSNL executives. More over, this implementation of standard pay scales with cascading effect is doubly benefitting for the young talents of BSNL working in the non standard pay scales of E1A and E2A. Those who want to see that standard pay scales are not implemented in BSNL at any cost, can only opt for implementation of standard pay scales without cascading effect. During the agitation of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA ,Management Committee of BSNL Board deliberated over the issue at length and decided to recommend up-gradation of pay scales of E3, E4, E5 & E6 for Sr. SDE, AGM, DGM and SG-DGM and equivalent posts to E4, E5, E6 & E7 respectively w.e.f. 01.01.2007. Accordingly the proposal was sent to DoT vide letter number 1-13/2015-PAT (BSNL) dated 06.06.2016 for approval. But now the Majority Association is trying to get withdrawn the proposal and want to restrict the upgradation up to E2 and E3 Scales only. Hence they are harming the interest of all the BSNL Executives.

In spite of this, while DOT rejected the proposal of implementation of standard pay scales with cascading effect, AIBSNLEA also took a stand with the demand for implementation of standard pay scales without cascading effect with an expectation and symptoms that DOT will approve. DOT did not consider even implementation of E2 and E3 Pay Scales without cascading effect and approved E-1A and E-2A intermediatory Pay Scales.

But, what happened next is the out