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28.05.2016    Awareness Gate Meeting on 30th May 2016 during lunch hours: All the Circle/ Branch Secretaries of United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA are requested to hold Awareness Gate Meeting on Monday i.e. 30th May 2016 during lunch hours to explain the achievements & success of agitational programme.

27.05.2016:     Deferment of Organizational action Programme – call given by United Forum of AIBSNELA and AIGETOA

Congratulations to all the members and supporters of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA !!!!!. We hereby congratulate all the rank and file of United Forum for their dedicated support and participation in the organizational action program. This is only the first step achieved and we have miles to go. We have been able to convince the management about the legitimacy of our demands and the firm timelines for resolutions have been committed. Despite the several negative forces running every nuke and corner to derail the resolution of issues and doing all sort of propaganda to just achieve their only one objective i.e. of membership verification. No doubt, Membership verification is the solution to this leg pulling approach by the overzealous corners but the same should not have been at the cost of derailing and sabotaging the issues by their unnecessary threats. We welcome them in Ballot Field also. Time will show them their real destiny. 

Now we request all the members to work sincerely and very hard to take BSNL to the new Heights. To our understanding, Management has already taken the first step towards fulfilling the commitment by approving the Management Committee proposal of replacing the scales from E2 to E7 and we sincerely hope and believe that management will honor all its commitments to keep the employee – employer relationship and industrial harmony at its best. We promise that we shall be keeping a strict vigilance over the issues to prevent any mischief from the overzealous corners.

Thanks and Gratitude once again to all the members for showing their exceptional support and hard-work to make this organizational action program successful…

In view of the positive approach of management and actual action taken on ground towards resolution of the issues… we hereby defer our organizational action program with a promise to return back if the things doesn’t go as committed.

<<<<<Click here for the letter of Director (HR)>>><<<<<Click here for the letter of deferment and for the Annexure I and annexure-II>>>>

27.05.2016:     Congratulations ! United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA deferred the ongoing organizational program <<<<Click here for letter of deferment>>>>  

Details will  follows.....

27.05.2016:     Letter of Director(HR), BSNL Board regarding membership verification of Executive Associations <<<Click here for Letter>>>>>>
26.05.2016:     United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA extends & records sincere thanks for making the Hunger Fast 100 % successful through out the country on 2nd day also.

Today Director (HR) called the leaders of United Forum for a meeting at 15.30 Hrs. The meeting was attended by GS, President, FS and AGS (HQ) of AIBSNLEA along with the President, AGS, and OS of AIGETOA. The meeting continued till 20.30 Hrs. Discussions were held in a positive environment but remained inconclusive. The talks will continue tomorrow morning.

All the Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to keep the enthuisim and zeal to fight the ill motive of some sect of Managemnt and negative forces. Please ensure grand success of the Hunger Fast programme on its third day also.The negative forces are to be given a befitting reply. No body and No body can derail the issues which have been brought to the conclusive end after continuous and sustained struggle of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA. Just remain united and keep the momentum on.

26.05.2016:     Glimpses of Second Day of Hunger Fast Call of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA at ....

(i) <<<<<BSNL Corporate Office>>>>>

(ii) <<<<Rajasthan Circle>>>>>

(iii) <<<<Karnataka Circle>>>>>

(iv) <<<<Kerala Circle>>>>

(v) <<<<Maharastra Circle>>>>

(vi) <<<Punjab Circle>>>>

(vii) <<<<Tamilnadu Circle>>>>>

(viii)<<<<UP(E) Circle>>>>

 

All Circle Secretaries are requested to upload the glimpses of daily Hunger Fast at their Circle Website with their SSAs Glimpses......

25.05.2016:     BSNL Corporate Office orders regarding

(i) Notice for holding First Executive Membership Verification-calling up of application <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(ii) Recognition of majority representative Association of serving Executive employees in BSNL-Facilities  <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(iii) Amendment to the BSNL (Recogntion of Executives Association) Rules 2014 <<<Click here for letter>>>>

25.05.2016:     United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA extends & records sincere thanks for making the Hunger Fast 100 % successful through out the country on 1st day.

 

Fight against the neglecting attitude of BSNL Management and defeat the conspiracy.

 

Flare up the Agitation.

 

Implement sincerely "Work According to Rule" program.

 

Book your tickets.

 

Ensure your presence at Delhi on 01.06.2016.

 

Implement "DELHI CHALO" Program.

24.05.2016:     4th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Circle

 

4th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Circle on 24.05.2016 at Mathura: The 4th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Circle was organized on 24.05.2016 at the Hotel Heera Invitation’s Conference Hall in a grand manner. The Conference was attended by Shri Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) from AIBSNLEA CHQ side. The GM (Fin) CO Meerut Shri S.K. Bharadwaj was the Chief Guest in the Conference. Shri G.P. Tripathi Sr. GMTD Mathura was the Guest of Honor, Shri Sourabh Mishra TDM Mainpuri, Shri D.P. Sharma IFA Mathura attended the OPEN SESSION as special guests. The theme of the open session was “The Role of the Executives’ Association in the growth of BSNL”.

 

Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Shri Jagmohan Meena welcomed all the dignitaries. All the dignitaries on the dais were warmly welcomed by presenting bouquets.

 

Circle President AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Shri A.H. Khan in his address mentioned the need of the Associations for resolving the issues of the Executives especially in big organizations like BSNL. He appreciated the achievements of AIBSNLEA CHQ specially GS AIBSNLEA in continuously resolving the issues of BSNL Executives.

 

Shri Sourabh Mishra TDM Mainpuri in his address mentioned that the role of the members is very important In the Associations. The role of the Association is not limited up-to HR issues but also for viability. He mentioned that the Association work is to negotiate the issues. He mentioned that we should more focus on the mobile sector for earning more and more revenue. He emphasized on the need to make strengthened the DSA network on revenue sharing basis.

 

Guest of Honor in the Open Session, Shri G.P. Tripathi, Sr. GMTD Mathura welcomed all in the historic city Mathura. He mentioned that the role of the middle management is very important for the smooth working of BSNL and the strategic preparation in this regard is very important. He mentioned that BSNL Mobile’s launching in the price war scenario. He informed that the present BSNL market share is 9.56% and we all should make efforts to enhance it. He mentioned that still our landline is having the transparency and faith of the customers. He appealed all to give more focus on the Lease line and mobile sectors for the better growth of BSNL.

 

Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Shri Jagmohan Meena thanked UP (WEST) circle management for resolving the problems of Executives in true sense especially transparent transfers and postings. He apprised the role of AIBSNLEA Circle body in resolving the issues of the Executives' of UP (WEST) Circle. He thanked the CHQ for its tireless efforts for resolving the UP (WEST) Circle Executives' problems. He assured his fullest co-operation to Circle Management. At last he welcomed all the distinguished guest for their esteemed presence in the Circle Conference.

 

Chief Guest of the Open Session, Shri S.K. Bharadwaj, the GM (Fin) CO Meerut thanked the AIBSNLEA UP (West) Circle of the successful holding of the Circle Conference and thanked AIBSNLEA for its great affection. He mentioned that now a days all the discussions are based on the revenue basis and non performing GMs/CGMs have been transferred in the recent past. In this type of scenario the role and agenda of the Association is very important. He further mentioned that UP (West) circle has the necessity to perform better because as compare to last year the revenue of the circle has fallen down by 30 crores in which Noida has the share of 15 Crores. He mentioned that this major loss is due to landline. He suggested that we should protect our assets. He informed that the revenue of the landline of UP (West) Circle is more then UP (East) but mobile revenue of UP (East) is 2.5 times more then UP (West). This is due to MTNL presence in some of the part of the UP (West) Circle. He appealed all to contribute vigorously for the growth of mobile segment. He praised CGM UPW for his hard work for the betterment of the BSNL. At last he thanked to AIBSNLEA UPW for inviting him in the Circle Conference.

 

Com. Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) CHQ in his address congratulated all the members in UP (WEST) Circle for providing such a huge response in Circle Conference. He conveyed the greetings of the GS AIBSNLEA for success of the Circle conference, who could not attend the Conference due to urgent meeting with Director (HR) in BSNLCO. OS (North) mentioned that the UP (WEST) Circle is a very important Circle for BSNL as well as AIBSNLEA. He congratulated all for the elaborate arrangement of conference and making the UP (WEST) as an important circle in North Zone due to near location of Delhi. He explained the efforts of CHQ in continuously resolving the issues of BSNL Executives. He appealed all to work with the team spirit for retaining the UP (WEST) as a profit making Circle in North Zone. He congratulated the comrades of AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Circle for the successful holding of Circle Conference and thanked the comrades for their grand participation. He mentioned that UP (WEST) Circle is a very important Circle for not only AIBSNLEA but also for the BSNL. He mentioned that this Circle is a profit making Circle of BSNL due to the hard work of BSNL Executives’ of BSNL. He further mentioned that the past trend of the declining profit which was a serious concern for all of us has been gone over and the BSNL is now on the way of betterment. He told that this year also the operating profit is 2000 Crores. Inspite of the 55% of salary expenditure the company is running without taking any loan. In this regard we can say that BSNL is not a sick company. BSNL is taking loan only for the capital expenditure.

 

Com. OS (N) explained the discriminatory attitude of the Government towards BSNL in the terms of Rural Expenditure, ADC Charges, Heavy BWA Spectrum Fee and notional loan of Rs. 7500 Crores etc. Com OS (N) appraised the house about the Sam G. Pitroda Committee recommendation and the views of the Trade Unions/Associations in the same. Com. OS(N) demanded for issue of whitepaper on the same i.e. on the VRS, Unbundling of last mile copper etc.Com OS(N) further explained  that how the AIBSNLEA is continuously pursuing these viability related issue with the BSNL Management and DoT.

 

Com OS (N) further explained the status of HR issues related to mainly recent DPCs from 700 DEs to DGM. He also explained the status of DPCs of SDE to DE(Regular), JTO to SDE, JTO to SDE by LDCE,  JAO to AO, AO to CAO, CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (regular),  CAO to DGM(F), DPC in Civil/Electrical wing, case PPS posts creation in field units and Sr. PPS post creation in BSNL CO etc. Com OS(N) further explained  the status of the pending issues of the BSNL pensioners like withdrawal of 60:40 , IDA pension revision on 3rd PRC, CGHS facility to BSNL pensioners, ERP help to BSNL pensioners etc. in detail. He also appealed the UP (WEST) Circle Management to release the transferred Executives well in time.

 

Com OS (N) stressed upon the need of customer delight in BSNL. At last Com. OS (N) thanked to all and appealed the entire Executives’ for making every effort with a team spirit for making BSNL a vibrant organization.

 

At the end of the Circle Conference the elections were held for the new Circle body for the next term. Com A.H. Khan AO Bareilly, Com. Jagmohan Meena SDE Mathura and Com. Sudhakar Goyal SDE Agra, were unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer for the next term. Com Nimesh Yadav managed that stage and Mike arrangements. Com. D.P. Sharma extended the vote of thanks.

 

The entire Conference Hall was Jam Packed with mammoth gathering.  <<<<<CLICK HERE FOR GLIMPSES>>>>>

24.05.2016:    Talks with Director(HR) fails: Implement Organisational action programme with complete success i.e. 100% participation of the members. BSNL Management's indifferent & biased attitude has forced United Forum to continue agitation programme. This will be the decisive struggle.

All the Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure grand success of agitational programme.

24.05.2016:     GS writes to:

(1) Smt. Sujata Ray Director (HR)  BSNL Board, regarding Departmental outsider TTA to DRJTO Pay fixation in the light of NEPRC under para 3.6 regd.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(2) The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office  regarding request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of Accountant Personnel <<<Click here for letter>>>

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

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

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

24.05.2016:   An appeal to the Executive fraternity!

For Immediate implementation of the decisions taken in the meeting held on 14.12.2015 issued vide minutes of the meeting through letter no. BSNL/7-3/SR/2015 dated 14.12.2015 i.e.

1. Immediate implementation of the recommendation of the committee headed by Sh. M. A. Khan, ED (NB) on standard E2 & E3 scales for JTO & SDE Equivalent executives and CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL, scrapping of the MT, DGM RRs altogether.
2.  Extending 30% Superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees.
3.  Resolution of various other long pending HR issues like taking urgent necessary action for:
a. Immediate conduction of various CPCs in all the disciplines to fill up the vacant Group-'A' and Group-'B' equivalent posts in a time bound manner, notional pay fixation of all upgraded pay-scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000, one time relaxation to Steno Grade-III for their promotion to PA cadre, settlement of Pay Anomaly cases where junior executives are drawing more pay than senior executives, special recruitment drive for hard tenure/shortfall circles, FR 22(I)a(i) pay fixation to officiating JTOs, restructuring of AD (OL) cadres, finalization of new SDE RR 2014 in line with association suggestions.
b. Settlement of Rule-8 transfer cases, Pay loss to JTOs/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and fixation of pay in respect of departmental outsider (TTA) appointed as JTOs, extension of E1+ 5 advance increment benefit to JTO (SRD)/JAO 2013 batch, PA Cadre and diversion of 50% MT Quota CAO Posts to seniority quota and other long pending HR issues submitted earlier

Hold Three days "Hunger Fast" at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA Head Quarters on 25th , 26th and 27th May 2016 (10:00 Hours   to 18:00 Hours).


"Work According to Rules" with effect from 25th May 2016 (10:00 Hours) till the settlement of demands.
 

1st June 2016 onwards -  "Delhi Chalo" for Indefinite Dharna at BSNL CO. The executives throughout the country will gather at BSNL CO, New Delhi till withdrawal of the MT Notification and settlement of various HR issues. During this period, there will be complete non-cooperation with management.

Defeat the conspiracy to deny the Executives of their legitimate rights

24.05.2016:   RTI queries on our Pension issue:

Our veteran Comrade Amit Kumar Gupta, who had earlier submitted number of RTI queries on our Pension issue, had submitted another RTI six month ago (21-12-2015) asking some more questions based on the information received out of his earlier queries. DOT vide 13-1/2016-PSF dt 16-5-2016 has replied the queries. The questions and answers are placed below in a tabular form for better understanding. 

                       QUESTIONS ASKED

  REPLY BY DOT (13-1/2016-PSF DT 16-5- 2016)

1. Vide note sheet N-4 of File no 1-45/2003-B (pt.-1) dated 6-9-2006,(copy received through RTI enclosed) Secretary, DOT gave approval for creation of a Rolling Fund from the 60% of the receipts from BSNL on Dividend Income, License Fee and Corporate Tax/Excise duty etc. for exclusive use of payment of pension.

a) Whether the said Rolling Fund has been created accordingly ? 

b) What is the present nomenclature of the fund

  NO ROLLING FUND HAS BEEN CREATED

 

2. Considering the reply of 1(a) above is ‘yes’  kindly inform :

a) Whether the pension of the pensioners retired after taking absorption is paid from this rolling fund.?

b) Whether the pension of the pensioners retired before 1-10-2000 from DOT is paid from this rolling fund.?

c) Whether the pension of the pensioners retired from BSNL while serving BSNL as ‘deemed deputation’  is paid from this rolling fund.?

d) Whether the pensionary benefits like Gratuity etc is also paid from this rolling fund to above pensioners at 2(a),(b) and (c) ? 

 

a) Pension pf the pensioners retired after taking absorption in BSNL is paid from Consolidated Fund Of India as per Rule 37-A

b) From Consolidated Fund of India

c) From Consolidated Fund of India

d) Does not arise in view of reply to para 1 & 2 above

  

3. Considering the reply of 1(a) above is ‘no’ kindly inform :

a) From which fund the pension of the pensioners retired after taking absorption in BSNL is paid ?

b) From which fund the pension of the pensioners retired before 1-10-2000 from DOT is paid.?

c) From which fund the pension of the pensioners retired from BSNL while serving BSNL as ‘deemed deputation’ is paid?

d) From which fund the pensionary benefits like Gratuity etc is paid to above pensioners at 2(a),(b) and (c)

  From Consolidated Fund of India

3. From which fund the pension and pensionary benefits of the pensioners retired from DOT after 1-10-2000, who never served in BSNL, is paid? Kindly inform. 

  From Consolidated Fund of India

4. If the said rolling fund is created, kindly inform :

a) What is the present balance of the fund?

b) Kindly furnish the year wise balance from year 2009 with year wise credit and debit amounts.

 In view of rteply to para 1 , information is 'NIL'

5. Kindly inform in details the utilisation of the “Pension Contribution” paid by BSNL for each of its serving employees under FR 116 and deposited to DOT. How the collected money is spend ?

Pension Contribution collected from BSNL serving employees is deposited in Consolidated Fund of India as per extant rules.

After this reply the question which comes to everybody's mind:-
1)Then why Hon'ble MOC while replying the question raised in lok sabha did not mention that the pension is paid from the Consolidated Fund of India ?
2) Why then there is so much of correspondence on question of fund provision for granting 78.2% IDA for pensioners ?
3 Why DOT has asked for annulment of 60:40 provision in the Cabinet Memo ?
4) If the pension funding is from Consolidated Fund, then why 78.2% IDA is not given to pensioners even after 3 years?

5) While replying the DOE's query in the tear 2014, why it was not pointed out to DOE that the pension is paid from consolidated fund of India. (No 40-13/2013 Pen(T) dt 11-7-2014)

23.05.2016:   Updates of Meeting with CMD and Director (HR) on 19.05.2016 and 23.05.2016:

A meeting was held on 19th May 2016 with representatives of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA with CMD BSNL in presence of Director (HR), GM (Establishment), Jt. GM (Pers), DGM (Estt).  The meeting lasted for more than two hours. The issues were discussed at length and concrete decisions has been taken. Thereafter, as per the instructions of CMD BSNL, a meeting of representatives of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA was held with Director (HR) on 23.05.2016 in the presence of GM (Estt), GM (Rectt), Addl. GM (SR),    Jt. GM (Pers). The issues and their implementation was discussed in the meeting which lasted for around three hours and clear cut directions have been given to the concerned HR units to implement the same. Management side appealed for withdrawing the agitation program in view of the concrete decisions being conveyed. However, we are firm on our decision that any reconsideration of the agitation program can only be done if the management communicates the decisions in writing stating the implementation methodology along with time lines in clear cut terms. Director (HR) has guided SR cell to do the same. In case the decisions are communicated in true spirit, then only the review on the agitation program can be thought about.

 

During the meeting it was told by the Jt. GM (Pers) that his earlier statement regarding clearance from Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh for SDE (T) to DE (T) promotions was based on the information given by Punjab Circle which later on found wrong. In fact the case for promotions from SDE (T) to DE (T) will be heard on 07.07.2016 and the case on promotions from AO to CAO will be heard on 12.07.2016.

  

All the Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure the success of implementation third phase of agitation program i.e. Day Long Hunger Fast for Three Days on 25th ,26th and 27th May 2016 along with "Work According to Rule" program w.e.f. 10:00 Hours on 25th May 2016 onwards.

23.05.2016:   BSNL Corporate office issues orders regarding:

1. Extension of benefits of pay protection to the Internal officials selected against DR JTO quota who have applied through proper channel. <<<Click here for letter>>>>

2. Grant of Perks to Executive Employees in BSNL. <<<Click here for letter>>>>

3. Promotion & Posting to the grade of SE (Electrical) for three more EE (Electrical) <<<Click here for letter>>>>

4. Guidelines for filling up 38 Number Principal Private Secretary (PPS) Posts in BSNL Field Units. <<<Click here for letter>>>>

21.05.2016:  at 11.00 PM BSNL Corporate office declared result w.r.t. LDCE for promotion to the grade of SDE(T) under 33% Quota held on 21.06.2015   <<<Click here for letter>>>>   <<<Click here for list-OC>>>   <<<Click here for list-SC>>>  <<<Click here for list-ST>>>   

AIBSNLEA congratulated to all the successful executives in the LDCE for promotion to the grade of SDE(T) under 33% Quota held on 21.06.2015.

20.05.2016:     GS writes to

(a) The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requested for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of Accountant Personnel  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(b) The GM (Pers.)BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding  requested for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of SDE.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

( c) The PGM (EW) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding   representation from Shri Hari Singh Rawat, Staff No. 95556, BSNL, Electrical Sub Division-II Udaipur-313002(Rajasthan) regarding to revise the Seniority list of SDEs (E) at the earliest in accordance with the Supreme Court decision in the respect of civil appeal No. 7803 of 2014.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(d) The Director (HR)  BSNL Board, regarding representation from Smt. Mumta Raina AO, CSC % GMTD Jammu regarding her promotion orders as (AO) with retrospective effect – request for modification/ condoning with retrospective effect.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(e) The PGM (BW) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding  application from Shri Sudipto Kumar Chakraborty, JTO (Civil) BSNL Civil Division, Tinsukia, Assam, HR No. 199213507 regarding his posting on promotion as SDE (Civil) at Assam Circle, Tinsukia Sub Division. <<<Click here for letter>>>

20.05.2016:     5th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA J&K Circle on 18.05.2016 at Jammu:

The 5th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA J&K Circle was organized on 18.05.2016 at the Press Club Jammu in a grand manner. The Conference was attended by Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary AIBSNLEA CHQ and Shri Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) from AIBSNLEA CHQ side. The CGMT J&K Circle Shri H.K. Verma was the Chief Guest in the Conference. Shri V.K. Garg GM (Admn), Shri Gautam Lal GMTD Jammu, Shri Vijay Gupta CE (E), Ex-CS AIBSNLEA J&K Shri R.J. Kaw and Shri Amrik Singh, CS AIGETOA J&K attended the OPEN SESSION as Guest of Honor and special guests. Many senior Officers from DoT and BSNL also attended the Open Session as Special Guests.

 

Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA J&K Shri Sunil Parimoo welcomed all the dignitaries. All the dignitaries on the dais were warmly welcomed by presenting bouquets. He mentioned the BSNL’s tremendous role in overcoming the natural calamities in Uttarakhand and J&K. He thanked CGMT J&K for resolving the problems of Executives’ in true sense. He appraised the role of AIBSNLEA Circle body in resolving the issues of the Executives' of J&K Circle. He thanked the CHQ for its tireless efforts for resolving the J&K Circle Executives' problems. At last he welcomed the entire distinguished guest for their esteemed presence in the Circle Conference.

 

Circle President AIBSNLEA J&K Shri P.C. Thapa in his address mentioned the AIBSNLEA achievements in the past few years for the Executives’ of J&K Circle. He also highlighted the need for the holding of immediate CPCs for the promotion of Executives. He praised the dynamic leadership of the CGM J&K. He told that there is a lot of scope for enhancing the telecom services in J&K area. He mentioned the need of immediate supply of the SMPS/Power plants and the mobile equipments of the betterment of the services. He also stressed on the need of the transparency in the transfers and postings.

 

Com. Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) CHQ in his address congratulated all the members in J&K Circle for providing such a huge response in Circle Conference. He further mentioned that the J&K Circle is a very important Circle for BSNL as well as AIBSNLEA. He congratulated all for the elaborate arrangement of conference and making the J&K as a profit making circle in North Zone. He explained the efforts of CHQ in continuously resolving the issues of BSNL Executives. He also appealed the J&K Circle Management to release the transferred Executives well in time so that more and more Executives may be interested to take voluntarily posting in J&K. He appealed all to work with the team spirit for retaining the J&K as a profit making Circle in North Zone.

 

Shri Amrik Singh, CS AIGETOA J&K in his address thanked for inviting him in the Circle Conference. He appealed the GS AIBSNLEA to make efforts for creation of a better HR policy for the BSNL Executives. He also appealed the CGMT J&K to immediate release the pending Rule 8 transfers and pending relieving in J&K Circle.

 

Guest of Honor Shri Gautam Lal GMTD Jammu in his address mentioned that all the Executives are the part of the Management. He told that the problem of the SMPS and Power Plant is going to resolve very shortly. He told that the BTS availability is >97% in Jammu. He mentioned that in last 2 months the postpaid mobile revenue has been increased by 2.75 Crores and there is no call drop problem. At last he appealed all to work hard for the growth of BSNL.

 

GS AIBSNLEA, Com. Prahlad Rai, congratulated the comrades of AIBSNLEA J&K Circle for the successful holding of Circle Conference and thanked the comrades for their grand participation. He mentioned that J&K Circle is a very important Circle for not only AIBSNLEA but also for the BSNL. He mentioned that this Circle is a profit making Circle of BSNL due to the hard work of BSNL Executives’ of BSNL. Com GS further mentioned that the past trend of the declining profit which was a serious concern for all of us has been gone over and the BSNL is now on the way of betterment. He told that this year also the operating profit is 2000 Crores. In-spite of the 55% of salary expenditure the company is running without taking any loan. In this regard we can say that BSNL is nor a sick company. BSNL is taking loan only for the capital expenditure. Com GS mentioned that all the dues of BSNL i.e. ADC charges etc should be cleared immediately by the Government for the smooth running of the 29000 BSNL Exchanges. Com. GS explained the role of AIBSNLEA in the view of viability of BSNL, which is the most important issue on this crucial juncture. Com. GS mentioned that due to the efforts of AIBSNLEA only, the leave encashment reserve fund has been created.

 

Com. GS explained the discriminatory attitude of the Government towards BSNL in the terms of Rural Expenditure, ADC Charges, Heavy BWA Spectrum Fee and notional loan of Rs 7500 Crores etc. Com GS appraised the house about the Sam. G. Pitroda, Committee recommendation and the views of the Trade Unions/Associations in the same. Com. GS demanded for issue of whitepaper on the same i.e. on the VRS, Un-bundling of last mile copper etc. Com GS further explained that how the AIBSNLEA is continuously pursuing these viability related issue with the BSNL Management and DoT. He appreciated the efforts of J&K Circle Executives for taking initiative to taken initiative to make it a profit making Circle.

Com GS further explained the status of HR issues related to mainly recent DPCs from 700 DEs to DGM. He also explained the status of DPCs of SDE to DE (Regular), JTO to SDE, JTO to SDE by LDCE, JAO to AO, AO to CAO, CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (regular), CAO to DGM (F), DPC in Civil/Electrical wing, Restructuring of AD(OL) case, DPCs of Telecom Factory and the issues of PA/PS, JTO (Officiating) regularization, PPS posts creation in field units and Sr PPS post creation in BSNL CO etc. Com GS further explained  the status of the pending issues of the BSNL pensioners like withdrawal of 60:40 , IDA pension revision on 3rd PRC, CGHS facility to BSNL pensioners, ERP help to BSNL pensioners etc. in detail. He also appealed the J&K Circle Management to release the transferred Executives well in time

At last GS AIBSNLEA appealed the comrades of J&K circle to come in front line and accept the responsibilities with full courage with enthusiasm for retaining BSNL J&K as a profit making Circle. Com GS stressed on the need of customer delight in BSNL. At last Com GS thanked to all and appealed the entire Executives’ for making every effort with a team spirit for making BSNL a vibrant organization.

The President of the Open Session CGMT J&K Circle Shri H.K. Verma in his address mentioned that J&K Circle is also a profit making Circle in CFA segment. He suggested that the payment of the vendors should be made in time for the better services and make the goodwill of BSNL. He mentioned that by the end of May 2016, 176 BTSs will come to J&K and the same will be commissioned up-to July 2016. He mentioned that initiative taken by the J&K Circle for successfully holding the North Zone Circle Heads meeting in Srinagar. He mentioned that due to the initiative taken by the J&K Circle, the proposal of 40 GE connectivity between Jammu and Srinagar was accepted by the Corporate Office, which is good for EB purpose. He mentioned that initiative taken by J&K Circle for arranging the informative lectures in the educational institutes of J&K on World Telecom Day. He informed that the supply of the batteries is ready for issuing the PO. He mentioned that our every exchange should be customer centralized and customer oriented. He told that there are >5000 active retailers in J&K and we should meet regularly with our retailers/Franchisees and DSAs for the better services. He further mentioned that the Switch rooms/Exchanges should be as per norms. He assured his full cooperation to the Executives of BSNL. He suggested developing long term relationships with our vendors for increase the customer satisfaction and profitability of BSNL. At last he congratulated AIBSNLEA for the grand success of the open session.

 

The Open Session ended with the National Anthem.

 

At the end of the Circle Conference the elections were held for the new Circle body for the next term. Com P.C. Thappa SDE, Com. Sunil Parimoo AGM and Smt. Geeta Dhar AO, were unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer for the next term. Com P.K. Malhotra AGM managed that stage arrangements and Com. C.L. Ganjoo District Secreatary Jammu organized the overall management of the Circle Conference in a nice way. The entire Conference Hall was Jam Packed with mammoth gathering.  <<<Click here for glimpses>>>>>

19.05.2016:     GS writes to Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), BSNL Corporate office regarding grant of Special CL to the members of  AIBSNLEA attending the 5th All India Conference from 17th June to 19th June 2016, Pre-AIC Central Working Committee meeting on 16th June 2016 and the CHQ office bearers & Advisors meeting on 15.06.2016  <<<Click here for letter>>>

 19.05.2016:     Meeting with CMD BSNL:

CMD BSNL in presence of Director (HR) held a meeting with the representatives of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA wherein from Forum side GS & AGS (HQ) of AIBSNLEA along with President, AGS and OS of AIGETOA and from Administration side GM (Estt), Jt. GM (Pers.) and DGM (Estt) participated in the meeting and discussed the demands of the United Forum in details.

 

CMD shown his very positive attitude during the discussion for the settlement of long pending HR issues. After discussion on some important issues he advised Director (HR) to hold further discussion on all the demands on 23rd May 2016 at 15.00 Hrs. The details of discussions/decisions will be communicated after the meeting with Director (HR) on 23.05.2016. United Forum impressed upon to take decisions on the demands in a time bound manner.

 

Promotions from SDE (T) to DE (T):

During the meeting Jt. GM (Pers.) informed that the Hon’ble CAT Bench Chandigarh has given clearance to the promotions from SDE (T) to DE (T) subject to outcome of the court case. Director (HR) assured to expedite the CPC immediately.

 

Result of LDCE for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T):

Similarly on the basis of Hon’ble CAT Bench Chandigarh judgment wherein it has been directed to declare the result of LDCE for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T), Director (HR) assured to declare the results. However, the promotion orders will be issued only after the final judgment from the Hon’ble CAT in the month of July 2016.

 

Majority verification of the Executive Associations:

CMD BSNL also directed Director (HR) to conduct the majority verification of the Executive Associations immediately. Director (HR) mentioned that the efforts are being made to conduct the majority verification of the Executive Associations in the month of July / August 2016.

 

We, further clarify that we are not going to withdraw our agitation on mere assurances unless and until definitive actions are taken on ground. We request the complete rank and file of the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA to continue with their preparations for the final war.

 19.05.2016:     BSNL Corporate Office issues revised orders for transfer and posting of executives on promotion in the grade of DGM of Telecom Operation Stream. <<<Click here for letter>>>

 18.05.2016:     GS writes to:

1. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL regarding : One time relaxation for up gradation of Stenographers drawing the pay scale of executive cadre under ACP scheme – <<<Click here for letter>>>

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

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

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

(c) Representation from Shri B. K. Sahoo, AGM CM Cuttack Staff No. 32091 regarding consideration of his Adhoc Promotion from AGM to DGM (T) as a special case

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

(e) Representation from Shri M. Rajendran, Staff No. 33058, DGM (Look After) % GM Telecom, BSNL, Dharmapuri-636705, Tamil Nadu regarding inclusion of his name in the promotion and eligibility list for requirement of APARs of all Working AGM/DE(T) on regular  basis for considering promotion to DGM (T). <<<Click here for letters>>>

3. The GM (FP)BSNL Corporate Office regarding :

(a) Representation from Shri S.  Nagaraju CAO TR % GM Telecom, J.L. Puram, Mysore -12 regarding Non- Issue of Promotion order to him in the cadre of DGM (F) -

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

18.05.2016:  Agitation Call of United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA in support of their legitimate demands:

In this regard, it is clarified that though our sister Association has withdrawn its agitation, we once again re-assure all the executives that we are not going to withdraw our agitation on mere assurances unless and until definitive actions are taken on ground. We request the complete rank and file of the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA to continue with their preparations for the final war.

17.05.2016:  Congratulations! AIBSNLEA consistent and untiring efforts yielded result in getting released promotion orders in respect of 20 EE (E) to the post of SE (E) <<<<Click here for Promotion Orders>>>>

  

We are extremely thankful to CMD BSNL, Director (HR), ED (NB), PGM (EW), GM (Pers) and other Pers. Cell / EW Cell staff members.

<<<<Click here for TELEWAVE-April-2016 Edition>>>>>>

16.05.2016:     AIC Mysuru:

1. All Circle Secretaries are again requested to send the collected funds (Donation / Advertisement in Souvenir) to AIC account immediately as just 23 working days are left for 5th AIC. Please do not keep it with you till your arrival to Mysuru.

email: aicmysconf@gmail.com

Name of the SB A/c: 5th AIC

SB A/c No: 215000101005212

IFSC Code: CORP0002150

Name of the Bank: Corporation Bank, Kamakshi Hospital Branch, Mysuru - 570023

 

2. All Circle Secretaries are further requested to arrange the remittance of the Diary-2014, Diary-2015 and Diary-2016 payments before AIC Mysuru. A huge claimed amount is seems to be pending. Finance Secretary has already mailed the  pending amount list to concerned Organization Secretaries / Circle Secretaries. In case of any discrepancy, he may please be contacted.

13.05.2016:     Meeting with CMD BSNL

CMD BSNL Called President AIGETOA, GS AIBSNLEA and GS SNEA for a meeting. CMD Mentioned that in this financial year, BSNL has shown good performance vis-vis the last year and requested us to reconsider us that agitation program will adversely effect the  growth of BSNL. He shown us the messages from field units wherein it was mentioned that all executives are sitting outside and work is badly suffering and BSNL is not in position to afford it for even 10 minutes. Hence intervene and control the situation.

 

United forum explained that we have been demanding  implementation of Khan Committee report in its true spirit and as assured by Director (HR), the recommendations be implemented first and the anomalies can be examined later on. We also  requested that CPSU cadre hierarchy with scrapping of MT recruitment and DGM RRSs  with no lateral recruitment above JTO/JAO cadre, immediate holding of CPCs to fill up all group A and Group B vacant posts and settlement of other demands.

 

However, we have been taken aback with the one more U turn by GS SNEA as he said now anomalies be examined first (Perhaps for the first time anomalies which will happen in future should be examined before implementation) and then scales be replaced perhaps sensing the mood of CMD BSNL inclination towards our view. He further demanded MT recruitment be held immediately with one more absurd logic that exams cannot be scrapped once notified..

 

We further informed CMD BSNL that his HR team is working overnight to derail all the issues and infact the decisions conveyed at the level of CMD/Director (HR) is also not being obeyed and HR team acts just opposite what is decided at that level. Perhaps they may not be as concerned as CMD and Director (HR) for the reasons know to all of us?.

 

CMD decided to hold the meeting with United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA on Thursday, 19th May in presence of Director (HR).

 

We requested CMD to give final settlement and administrative orders on the issues after the meeting as already lot of discussions have taken place.

13.05.2016:     Massive Dharna on 13.05.2016 - Second Phase of Agitation Call

United Forum of BSNL Executives? Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA gave a call of agitation program in support of its long pending demands and in its second phase of agitation, one day massive "Dharna" is being organized at BSNL Corporate Office and all Circle/SSA head quarters.

At BSNL Corporate Office a large number of executives are participating in the Dharna in the leadership of  Comrade Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA and Com. Ravi Shil Verma, President AIGETOA.

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AIBSNLEA CHQ congratulates complete rank and file of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA for this successful and a historical one day Dharana through out the country.

12.05.2016:     Meeting with ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office:

GS, AGS (HQ) met ED (NB) and discussed regarding CPC from EE (E) to SE(E )  to fill up 25 SE vacant posts.  ED (NB) informed that CPC has been expedited to fill up 25 vacant SE (E) posts but promotion orders are held  for want of VCRs, still 4 EE (E) VCRs are pending i.e. 2 EE (E) from  Rajasthan, 1 EE(E)  from MP Circle and one EE(E)  from KTD Circle. We request all the concern Circle Secretaries to ensure early sending of 4 VCRs.

He assured for early issuance of promotion orders

CPC from SDE (E) to EE (E):- ED (NB) further informed that proposal to initiate CPC from SDE (E) to EE (E) has been sent to the Pers.  Cell for clearance thereafter to the competent authority for approval.  He assured an early action in this regard.

12.05.2016:     Meeting with Member (S), Member (Finance) DOT and Addl. Secy (T) DOT:

GS met Member (S), Member (Finance) DOT and Addl. Secy (T) DOT and invited them to attend 5th AIC as ?Guest of Honour?. They assured to look in to. GS also discussed and expressed our serious concern against DOT effort to tamper with executive Promotion Policy wherein they have objected double Pay fixation in the same IDA pay scale, one on time bound Promotion and another on Post based Promotion,  also for giving DNI after one year only.  We clarified that EPP was approved by DOT and notified on 18.1.2007 on the basis of HPC headed by Sh. S.Bhave, Spl. Secy (T) DOT, approved by BSNL Board and cleared by DOT with the approval of the then Secy. (T) Sh. D.S Mathur.  Hence, at this stage this cannot be altered on one or the other pretext.  It was formulated on the basis of the terms and conditions of absorption in BSNL to Group ?B? level executives.  Hence, in case EPP is tampered in any means then the absorption of Gr.B Officers should be cancelled and all Executives should be reverted back to DOT.  Addl. Secy. (T) appreciated our concern and told that EPP approved by DOT will never be tampered but multiple pay fixations in E-9 Pay scale is objected by DOT which is not permissible as per DPE guidelines.  However, the matter is under discussion in DOT. But the member (Finance) seems to be of the opinion that EPP and multiple Pay fixation in E-9 scale needs review.  We categorically told that any attempt to tamper with EPP will not be tolerated and there will be industrial unrest in BSNL.  Member (Finance) told that she has heard our opinion in this regard including BSNL management pleadings.

12.05.2016:     Meeting wit Secretary (T), DoT

GS met Sh.J.S.Deepak, Secy.(T) DOT and extended thanks for sending Cabinet note  on 78.2% IDA Pay fixation case of BSNL Pensioners and withdrawal of 60:40 Provision from Rule-37 A Pension Rule.  Also invited him to attend as ?Chief Guest? in the 5th AIC of AIBSNLEA scheduled to be held on 17th, 18th and 19th June 2016 at Mysore (Karnataka).  Secy. (T) appreciated our concern and assured to inform us later regarding his Program to attend 5th AIC at Mysore.

12.05.2016:     GS writes to:

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

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

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

<<<Click here for letter>>>

2.The GM (Estt) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding:  

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

(b) Representation from Shri Ch. Murali Krishna, Offg. JTO HR No. 199402943 % SDE (CM)-2, Cell One (O & M), Ashok Nagar, Guntur regarding Inclusion of his name in the list of ?Training for Officiating JTOs? as per the provisions of recruitment rules of Junior Telecom Officer (Telecom)-2014)-

<<<Click here for letter>>>

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

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

<<<Click here for letter>>>

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

(a) Representation from Shri A. Narayana Bhat, JAO (Offg.) HR No. 198504813 % GMT, BSNL, Mangalore -575002 (Karnataka) regarding Regularisation of officiating JAOs who have passed / qualified in Part-1 Descriptive examination as per DOT syllabus and pattern

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

<<<Click here for letter>>>

12.05.2016:     Poster for the ongoing agitation on the call of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA <<<Click here for poster>>>

12.05.2016:     AIC Mysuru:

1. All Circle Secretaries are requested to send proposal on constitution amendment and also on pension and alied issues, if any, to Com. J. Saibaba (janmaddisaibaba@gmail.com) and Shri Amit Gupta (sdebhl@yahoo.co.in) with a copy to CHQ respectively by this month end.

2. All Circle Secretaries are further requested to send the collected funds (Donation / Advertisement in Souvenir) to AIC account immediately. Please do not keep it with you till your arrival to Mysuru.

email: aicmysconf@gmail.com

Name of the SB A/c: 5th AIC

SB A/c No: 215000101005212

IFSC Code: CORP0002150

Name of the Bank: Corporation Bank, Kamakshi Hospital Branch, Mysuru - 570023

11.05.2016:    BSNL Managements biased and indifferent attitude towards executives who turned around the company is reflected in the record of discussion published by SR Cell on 11.05.2016:

Record of discussion of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA meeting with Director (HR) has been released wherein the issues / demands raised by Association and the proposed disposal / settlement plan by BSNL Management is attached.  BSNL Corporate Office vide letter number BSNL/7-3/SR/2015 dated 11.05.2016 issues target dates on the agenda items / issues raised by Associations relating to Pers. / Estt Section <<<<Click here for the letter of SR Cell >>>. Wherein, regarding conduction of various CPCs in Telecom Finance and Accounts, Telecom Factory Wings and CPC from JTO (C/E) to SDE (C/E) and EE(C/E) to SE (C/E) has not been mentioned. Our comments on various issues are as under:

1. Regarding AD (O/L) cadre restructuring proposal based of the committee report is being further delayed for next two months,

2. Pay anomaly cases with respect to juniors despite the Hon?ble Supreme Court judgement is being further delayed for the next four months.

3. Khan Committee recommendations on CPSU cadre hierarchy are totally ignored   and further modified structure will be planned in next two months and thereafter a joint committee will be formed to look into the implementations wherein the final proposal will be submitted after four months to the committee. In this manner the CPSU cadre hierarchy issue will be further dragged years together.

4. E2 and E3 scales for JTO and SDE equivalent executives: It is understood that BSNL Management will be submitting a memo to the MC of BSNL Board for grant of E2 and E3 scales for JTO and SDE equivalent cadres in replacement of E1A and E2A scales respectively with necessary changes as per recommendations of the Khan Committee wherein, it is being submitted that SDE and Sr. SDEs will remain in the E3 pay scales for ten years which is in violation of EPP and cannot be accepted.

5. Scrapping of the MTRR: Matter under review and proposal modified will be submitted to MC of BSNL Board wherein some modifications are suggested despite the assurances given in the meeting held with CMD BSNL on 14.12.2015 for scrapping the MTRR.

6. DGM RR: Despite the assurances given in the meeting held with CMD BSNL on 14.12.2015 for scrapping DGM RRs further a joint committee is proposed to be formed to complicate the issue.

7. Extending 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees: A proposal approved by BSNL Board is being sent to DoT for approval by 15.06.2016 wherein 3% contribution from BSNL will be made as the superannuation benefits to the BSNL recruited employees whereas 6% contribution was assured earlier.

8. One time relaxation to steno grade III for their promotion to PA cadre: Ignoring the demand it is mentioned that Stenographer ?III are covered under NEPP for promotions, in additions to the provisions available for the LICE for the post of PA. No further action is required on the subject is not acceptable.

9. Pay fixation in respect of Departmental outsider TTAs appointed as JTOs:  These Departmental TTA under direct recruitment quota after tendering technical resignation cannot be treated as promotions hence the options under Para 3.6 of the office order date 07.05.2010 is not admissible. The case is being killed by Estt. Cell ignoring the DoP&T pay fixation rules as well as other PSUs pay fixation orders.

10. E1+5 increments benefits to JTO (SRD), JAO 2013 Batch and PA cadre: The BSNL Board has given the approval on this issue for the executives? recruited upto18.07.2014 only. The executives recruited in the year 2015 are not covered with this proposal.

11. Notional pay fixation of E1A and E2A for Civil/Electrical Wings w.e.f 01.10.2000: SEA branch has stated that the instruction issued in respect of JAO are in consonance with MoF order which was duly approved by DoT but the fact remains that the MoF order was related to AAO pay scales which was duly approved by DoT and not for JAOs. The Dr. Vinay Shahi, Ex. Jt. DDG (SEA) committee report was for the purpose of time bound IDA scale upgradation on actual basis but BSNL Management decided only the residency for the purpose of EPP. It is understood that further proposal is being submitted to the management to kill the case finally.

 

In view of the above, it seems that the management is adamant with an indifferent and biased attitude in not settling any of the genuine case hence there is no reason to re-think on our ongoing agitation program rather there is need to strengthen it to give a befitting reply to the anti-executives management.

 

One can understand the plan game of one sister Association which is playing in the hands of BSNL Management and helping in killing the issues for the reasons best known to them only.

11.05.2016:    United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA Meeting with Director (HR):

Director (HR) held a meeting with the representatives of United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA in response to the agitation call and to discuss the demands.  GS, FS and President, OS, AIGETOA with some other office bearers attended the meeting. From management side GM (Pers), GM (SR),  Addl. GM (SR), Jt. GM(Pers), DGM (Estt) and OSD to Director (HR) were present. Director (HR) welcomed all the representatives and explained that BSNL has done well in this financial year with the support and involvement of all the employees and now any agitation may hamper the growth of BSNL.  Management is trying to resolve the demands raised by the United Forum but it needs time to understand and decide the issues.  We extended thanks to Director (HR) for arranging a meeting to discuss our demands and mentioned that we are also equally concern for the viability of BSNL but our long pending genuine HR issues needs resolution.  Hereafter the discussion on demands took place as follows:

1 Immediate implementation of the recommendation of the committee headed by Sh. M. A. Khan, ED (NB) on standard E2 & E3 scales for JTO & SDE Equivalent executives.

Director (HR) after detail discussions mentioned that Management has decided to communicate the administrative decision to implement the recommendation of the Committee headed by  Sh. M.A. Khan,  ED(NB) on Standard E-2 and E-3 Pay  Scales for JTO & SDE equivalent executives. She further informed that anomalies if any shall be dealt separately but as of now management is moving ahead with replacement of scales as demanded by United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA. We told that we expect a positive outcome on the issue when all the stake holders have agreed in unison for replacing the scales.

2 Implementation of Khan Committee recommendations on CPSU Hierarchy: Director (HR) informed that Personnel cell is seeking two months? time to implement the same which was out rightly rejected by us. We told that already several timelines have been given in past and even in the CMD BSNL meeting held on 14.12.2015. It was assured by CMD BSNL to implement Khan Committee report on both the above issues i.e. standard E2 & E3 scales for JTO & SDE Equivalent executives & CPSU Hierarchy before 26th Jan-2016 but none has been honoured even after lapse of five months period. So we require now orders and not mere assurances as our people are not willing to wait anymore. We told them nothing is impossible and if personnel section makes some extra effort, final resolution requires just one/two weeks? time. Director (HR) told that she will arrange to convey administrative approval in principle for the implementation of Khan Committee Recommendations in regard to CPSU Hierarchy. We informed Director (HR) that till orders are issued, we will continue with our organizational action program. Director (HR) assured to come up with concrete action plan after discussing it further with HR team.

3 Scrapping of MT RRs: Though GM (Pers) emphasized that there is need for Management Trainee in BSNL for specialized works like sales, marketing, EB, Legal as fresh talent is required there. We once again emphasized that any recruitment of the Fresher above JTO/JAO level is not acceptable to us. We said if BSNL is in such dire need, why don?t they recruit the specialized cadres (like sales, marketing etc) at the same level at which JTOs/JAOs are recruited.   Director (HR) said that she has been given an impression that we won?t allow such recruitment even at the level of JTO/JAO. We said that our demand is that there should not be entry of fresher?s at level higher to JTO/JAO and our entry is what in other PSUs are called Executive/Management Trainees. Director (HR) told that when head of the organization has committed for scrapping current MT RRs, there is no issue as such in doing that. She told that she shall be conveying the same to CMD and in all probabilities, current MT RRs will be scrapped and instead the process for recruiting specialized trainees (Sales, Marketing, Legal, EB etc.) at the level of JTO/JAO shall be processed. She agreed to come up on the same after discussions with HR team.

4 Scrapping of DGM RRs: It was agreed by management but they said that we should allow at least current process. We categorically stated that this is not acceptable to us. Director (HR) told us to submit a letter in this regard so that the same can be examined to take a conclusive decision.

5 Extending 30% Superannuation to Direct Recruits: Director (HR) told us that 3 percent contribution has been agreed by the BSNL Board. She told that putting the system in place was first need and that has been done. In the decision, scope is there for revisiting the quantum after actuarial analysis and annually also and revision of date of implementation as demanded by AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA. She said that it took a herculean effort from her side to get even 3 percent approved. We thanked Director (HR) for the efforts but conveyed categorically to her that 30 percent is our rightful due and we will keep on our fight till it is enhanced further as committed at different platforms or till BSNL informs us about the fund in which 13.8 percent is going towards post retrial medical benefits.

6 LDCE results: We requested for appointing a senior lawyer for pursuing the case at Chandigarh CAT which was agreed to by Management. We further requested Personnel wing that for the want of reply from BSNL side, the cases should not be held up and accordingly timely replies should be submitted. We further told that now the results can be declared as courts has granted permission for the same. Personnel cell asked us to give the copy of judgement.  We have given them the copy of judgment which shall be examined by the concerned wing.

7 Pay loss to JTOs/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and fixation of pay in respect of departmental outsider (TTAs) appointed after 01.01.2007: As regard to outsider (TTAs) case is concerned, it was informed that same cannot be agreed upon. We told that there are compulsive grounds which has been overlooked by Establishment cell like a TTA of the same batch or may be junior promoted after these JTOs through LICE is getting more pay than the JTO recruited through Direct Quota. Director (HR) expressed her surprise that why these factors does not come up in front of officers dealing with it. She told us to represent afresh with all the relevant facts. Regarding Pay loss, time line will be intimated to us after consulting with HR team.

8 Rule-8 Cases: Time line of the resolution will be intimated to us in one week.

9 Resolution of various other long pending HR issues like taking urgent necessary action for:

A Immediate conduction of various CPCs in all the disciplines to fill up the vacant group-A and Group B equivalent posts in a time bound manner:

We expressed our serious concern against non-conduction of CPCs from JTO to SDE (T), SDE (T) to DE,  DE to DGM,  JAO to AO,  AO to CAO,  CAO to DGM(F),  JTO (C/E) to SDE(C/E) , SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E), EE(C/E) to SE(C/E) JTO (TF) to SDE(TF), SDE (TF) to AGM(TF),  AGM(TF) to DGM(TF) on the pretext of some pending Court cases etc.  GM (Pers.) informed that in JTO (T) to SDE (T) promotion court case in the Hon?ble High Court of Kerala, a senior Advocate Sh. R.D. Aggrawala has been appointed to plead the case in the next hearing in May- 2016 to get the stay order vacated.

SDE to DE and AO to CAO Court case in the Hon?ble CAT Chandigarh the reply has been filed and case will be heard on 18-5-2016.  Thereafter only writ petition may be filed in the Hon?ble High Court of Chandigarh.

B Notional pay fixation of all upgraded pay-scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000:

We expressed our serious resentmnent and non-resolution of this long pending issue due to the indifferent approach of Estt Cell. Director (HR) directed DGM (Estt) to put up the case immediately. She assured to further discuss the matter with the Association.  

C One time relaxation to Steno Grade-III for their promotion to PA cadre:

Matter will be further discussed with HR team separately.

D Settlement of Pay anomaly cases where junior executives are drawing more pay than senior executives:

Jt. GM (Pers) informed that required information have been received from the circles an shortly will be discussed in the committee of GMs. We resented against the abnormal delay. Director (HR) directed GM (Pers) to take an early action in this regard.

E Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO posts to seniority quota:

Director (HR) informed that the matter has to be discussed in the BSNL Board. We demanded it to withdraw from the agenda of BSNL Board meetings and to settle the issue as per the approval BSNL Management Committee at par with Telecom Operations.

F Special recruitment drive for hard tenure/shortfall circles:

Director (HR) informed that already decision has been taken to have recruitment of 2000 JTOs DR Quota and 2500 TTA DR Quota.

G FR 22(I)a(i) pay fixation to officiating JTOs:

She assured to discuss the matter with HR team further.

 H Restructuring of AD (OL) cadres:

GM (Pers) informed that based on the financial advice given by EF Cell of BSNL CO with respect to matching saving concept the issue is being examined in Pers Cell. We expressed our serious concern against the delay tactic in dealing the matter. Director (HR) directed GM (Pers) to immediately process the case for necessary decision in this regard.

I Finalization of new SDE RR 2014 in line with Association suggestions:

It was informed this has been approved by BSNL Board and shortly notifications will be issued.

J Extension of E1+ 5 advance increment benefit to JTO (SRD)/JAO 2013 batch and PA Cadre:

GM (Pers) informed that in the last board meeting held on 05.05.2016 the issue has been approved. Now, it is being sent to DoT for approval.  

 

Dear Comrades,

Though one major issue of implementation of standard E2/E3 pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent appear to be settled due to our struggle. But still, we will continue with our agitation till all the issues are resolved in totality and final approvals are intimated to us by management. Till that time we request all our members to keep on the preparation for the final war ahead and we once again reassure that we are not stopping till our issues are resolved in totality and in finality and to our utmost satisfaction. The Program of 13th May should be implemented in true spirit.

11.05.2016:     Minutes of the meeting taken by Director (HR) on 26.04.2016 with Executive Associations:

BSNL Corporate Office today issues the Minutes of the meeting taken by Director (HR) on 26.04.2016 with Executive Associations regarding replacement of E1A and E2A IDA pay scales by E2 and E3 IDA pay scales for JTOs and SDEs as recommended in the Khan Committee report. While issuing the minutes BSNL Management has ignored the letter issued by United Forum on the Draft Minutes.

 <<<<Click here for the minutes >>> <<<<Click here for the United Forum letter >>>

11.05.2016:     Misleading write-ups of sister Association just to stagnate JTOs/SDEs in E-3 scale for 10 years:

The fact remains that nowhere it was mentioned in the Khan Committee Report that SDE and Sr. SDE will remain in E-3 Pay scale for 10 years. The provision/changes in EPP was made due to change in E-1A and E-2A IDA pay scales by E-2 and E-3 IDA pay scales because of Pension Cell of DoT requirement.

10.05.2016:     Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board, New Delhi

GS, AGS (HQ) and GS AIRBSNLEWA Sh. Kishan Singh met Director (HR) and discussed regarding settlement of the genuine pending issues of BSNL Pensioners already discussed in the meeting held on 11-4-2016 with Director (HR):

(a) For Outdoor medical Bills Reimbursement:- We requested that after introduction of ERP, the medical claims for serving employees has been streamlined, but the BSNL Pensioners are kept out of the ERP, hence their claims are still manually processed which is causing delay and the progress of claim settlement is concern to the Pensioners.

(b) Cash less Indoor treatment: For indoor medical treatment other than Delhi in most of the cities, empanelled hospitals for treatment on cashless basis are very few.  TPA system as is available in other PSUs or linking with LIC as done by CGHS may be introduced.

(c) Free Call limits on concessional telephones to retired DoT/BSNL employees: Allowing free calls as per BSNL order dated 12.7.2007 in concessional Telephones should be 500+220 calls instead of 500+50 calls.  Also the free calls allowed should be the call made in local and national networks.

(d) Allowing Night calling facility in concessional telephones- The free Night calling facility as introduced in landline phones has to be extended to concessional land line phones for BSNL Pensioners.

(e) Transfer of Service Books of BSNL Pensioners to DOT Cells after Retirement as the Pension is being paid by DOT.  All further pension revision etc. has to be done by CCA units of DOT only.

 

After detail discussions Director (HR) assured for early settlement of all above issues.

 

In response to the agitation notice of United Forum of BSNL Executives? Associations comprising AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA, Director (HR) informed to hold a meeting to discuss all the demands by tomorrow i.e. 11-5-2016 at 12.30 hrs in the presence of all concern GMs.

10.05.2016:     CONGRATULATIONS !  We congratulate   Ms. Tina Dabi  daughter  of Shri Jaswant Dabi, GM (Projects) (NTP) ,BSNL, New Delhi  in securing 1st  Rank in UPSC Civil Services Examination- 2015. We also congratulate Shri Ashish Tiwari son of Shri P.K.Tiwari, SDE, Panna, MP Circle, BSNL in securing 6th Rank in UPSC Civil Services Examination -2015.

05.05.2016:      Meeting with GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office:

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

A. Superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees: GM (Pers.) mentioned that BSNL Board in its meeting today has approved 3% contribution from BSNL as superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees. But AIBSNLEA will continue to struggle till it is not enhanced to 12%.

B. Provision of E-5 to E-6 IDA Scale under EPP for the DGMs promoted from Gr. "B" Stream: GM (Pers.) mentioned that this item has been with drawn from the agenda of BSNL Board meeting and based on the BSNL Management Committee recommendations, the orders are being issued shortly.

C. Restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre: GM (Pers.) informed that this case has been processed for getting the approval from the competent authority. And, after getting the approval, the necessary orders will be issued in this regard.

D. E1+5 increments to JTO (SRD), JAO 2013 batch and PA cadre: GM (Pers.) informed that BSNL Board has entrusted this matter for internal discussion and thereafter suitable decision will be taken in this regard.

E. CPC from SDE to DE: GM (Pers.) informed that this case has been processed for taking legal clearance and thereafter only the further action will be taken.

F. Consideration of some DGMs posting orders on promotion cancellation/modifications: We requested for consideration of some DGMs posting orders cancellation and modifications on genuine grounds.  GM (Pers) mentioned that cancellation/modification of DGM posting orders are difficult in view of the shortage in many circles. Only some critical cases with chronic disease and recommended by CGMs are being examined and considered.

05.05.2016:      Meeting with CMD BSNL:

GS, FS and AGS (HQ) met with CMD BSNL and invited him as ?Chief Guest? for the open session of the AIC of AIBSNLEA to be held on 17.06.2016 at Mysuru. CMD BSNL accepted our invitation and assured to attend the open session positively.

 

CMD BSNL informed that though it is an early stage to comment as the accounts for the year 2015-16 are being finalized however he expected that this year BSNL losses will be to the tune of two to three thousand crore only in comparison to last year?s loss of about eight thousand crores. We should continue to strive hard so that we may earn net profit for the year 2016-17.

 

He mentioned that this year Karnataka Circle has also earned net profit which is 3rd after Kerala and Odisha. While discussing the performance of mobile segment he mentioned an incident happened during test drive at Kolkata. After the test drive one subscriber uploaded on the social media that BSNL?s test drive is fraud and BSNL?s connectivity is very poor. Immediately after uploading of this message on the social media one executive of BSNL West Bengal namely Shri "Kshitij Mishra? immediately crossed it and mentioned that he himself has made the test drive in the presence of complainer and has found the signals perfect. Hence, his comments are wrong. CMD appreciated this sprit and desired that all BSNL employees should work with this zeal and enthusiasm.

 

We congratulate CMD BSNL on receiving of Rs. 2709 Crore from Income Tax department. CMD appreciated our concern and mentioned that BSNL?s efforts yielded results in getting the amount from the Department of Income Tax and our effort will continue till the full amount of Rs. 10,900 Crores is received. It is the outcome of the contempt case filed by BSNL and as per the directions given by the Hon?ble HC of Delhi.

 

CMD in response to United Forum agitation notice, CMD himself mentioned that he has discussed the matter with Dir HR and directed her to take earl solution of the demands.

 

We further requested CMD BSNL for delegation of Administrative & Financial powers to the Executives for smooth functioning of the BSNL Organization. CMD told that he has already directed concerned unit of BSNL Corporate Office to issue necessary instructions to all the Head of Circles to delegate Administrative & Financial powers to the Executives for smooth day to day activities in the filed units.

 

We also invited all Directors of BSNL Board to attend the open session of the AIC of AIBSNLEA to be held on 17.06.2016 at Mysuru as ?Guest of Honour?. Wherein, Director (CFA) and Director (HR) has given their acceptance to attend the open session.

05.05.2016:     Postponement of the one day Dharana program from 12.05.2016 to 13.05.2016:

Considering the ongoing process of referendum of Non-Executives Unions of BSNL wherein the counting of votes is proposed to be done on 12th May 2016 and involvement of our executive members in the process, United Forum COMPRISING of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA postpones its proposed one day Dharna program on 12th May 2016 at BSNL CO / Circle / SSA Headquarters to 13th May 2016. Rest other organizational proms are as it is.

All the CHQ office bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure successful implementation of the above agitation programs accordingly  <<<<Click here for the letter of postponement >>>

05.05.2016:     GS met with Director (Estt), DoT and discussed regarding:

A. Status of 78.2% IDA Pay fixation benefit to BSNL Pensioners: We requested for early sending of the Cabinet Note to the Union Cabinet for approval as it has already been approved by Hon'ble MoC & IT. Director (Estt) informed that the Cabinet Note has been send to the Secretary (T) for his signature and shortly it will be sent to Union Cabinet for approval. We further met in the Secretary (T) office and inquired about the Cabinet Note status. It was confirmed that the Cabinet Note is available in their office for Secretary (T) signature and possibly today it may be sent to the Pension Cell for further necessary action.

B. CGHS medical facility to BSNL/MTNL Pensioners: Director (Estt) informed that still the matter is pending in the Ministry of Health for decision in this regard. He assured to further contact the concerned officers in the Ministry of Health for early decision and making CGHS Cards to BSNL/MTNL Pensioners.

04.05.2016:     GS writes to:

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

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

(b) Requests for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE.

(c) Representation from Shri Ranjeet Singh, DE (CFA) % TDM Kullu, HP. Regarding change in seniority number from 31147 to 32476.3 after revision of seniority No. of ST category officer in SDE (T) Seniority List<<<Click here for letter>>>

2. The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding  representation from Shri  S. Nagaraju, Staff No. 88525, CAO (TR Pursuit) % GMTD Mysuru, Karnataka -570012 regarding his promotion from CAO to DGM (F)-<<<Click here for letter>>>

3. The PGM (BW)) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding request for transfer / Posting / Cancellation / retention in the Cadre of SDE (C) <<<Click here for letter>>>

4. The ED (NB) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DGM (TF)<<<Click here for letter>>>

04.05.2016:     Meeting with ED (NB)

GS met ED (NB) BSNL C.O and discussed regarding:-

A. CPC from EE (E) to SE (E):  We requested to expedite CPC to fill up 25 vacant SE (E) Posts.  ED (NB) mentioned that CPC from EE (E) to SE (E)   has been completed to fill up 25 vacant SE (E) Posts but some VCRs are still awaited to issue Promotion Orders.  He informed that CVO BSNL C.O. has already given 17 EE (E) VCRs only, 8 EE (E) VCRs are still pending i.e. 2 EE (E) VCRs of Rajasthan Circle, One NTR, 2 WB Circle, 2 MP Circle, 1 NE-I Circle etc.  However, he assured for early issuance of SE (E) Promotion Orders.

B. Notional pay fixation w.e.f. 1.10.2000 to all upgraded IDA Pay scales to JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch/TF) Wings and PA cadre in BSNL:  ED (NB) informed that as per the required information from Estt. Cell, the necessary information from Circles have been called by PGM (EW)/(BW/)(Arch) and TF units  and shortly will be sent to Estt. Cell for further necessary action.

C. CPC from SDE (C/E) to EE(C/E): We requested to initiate CPC to fill up vacant EE(C/E) vacant Posts.  ED (NB) informed that the proposal to initiate CPC from SDE (E) to EE (E) has been sent to the competent authority through Pers. cell.  He assured to discuss the matter with PGM (BW) also to initiate CPC to fill up vacant EE (C) Posts.

03.05.2016:     Massive Demonstration on 03.05.2016:

United Forum of BSNL Executives? Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA gave a call of agitation program in support of its long pending demands and in its first phase of agitation, successfully organized Massive Demonstration on 03.05.2016 through out the country. A large number of executives actively participated in the demonstration. In BSNL Corporate Office, a large number of executives assembled and protested against the indifferent attitude of BSNL Management for not settling the long pending issues and disowning the assurances given at the highest level. All the CHQ Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA stationed at New Delhi along with the Circle Office Bearers of both the Associations of BSNL Corporate Office Circle and Delhi Circle actively mobilized the executives and made the demonstration a grand success. We extend our sincere thanks to all the executives who made demonstration a success.

 

In second phase of agitation the one day massive "Dharna" will be arranged on 12th May 2016 at BSNL Corporate Office and all Circle/SSA head quarters. All are requested to make it a grand success by 100% participation.

<<<Click here for glimpses>>>>>

03.05.2016:     United Forum of BSNL Executives? Associations comprising AIBSNLEA AND AIGETOA served agitation notice against breach of commitment and assurances given by Management

In spite of BSNL Management?s firm commitment and assurance given vide letter No. BSNL/7-3/SR/2015 dated 14.12.2015, BSNL Management has not taken any concrete action for settlement of the long pending genuine demands, United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA had several informal and formal meetings with the GM (Pers.), GM (Estt), Director (HR) and CMD BSNL but the issues could not be resolved due to the total negative attitude of the Establishment and Pers. Cell of BSNL CO.  In all the meetings CMD BSNL and Director (HR) have appreciated our concern and assured positive action but due to the negative approach of Estt and Pers. Cell, majority of the issues could not be resolved.  Recently on 26.4.2016 in the meeting held with Director (HR) it was pleaded by all the Executive Associations to implement Khan Committee report first by replacing E1 A by E2 and E2 A by E3 IDA Pay sales which was appreciated by Director (HR) but the GM (Estt) continued to plead that before implementation of Khan Committee report on E2 and E3 IDA Pay scales, it should be ensured that one SDE equivalent executive having E3 Pay scales will get his next financial upgradation as Sr. SDE in the same pay sale of E3 only. Which AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA strongly protested and categorically demanded the next subsequent time bound promotion in the higher grade E4 should be there only as per the provisions of EPP wherein it is  clearly envisaged that ?first time bound financial upgradation during 4-6 years and subsequent time bound financial upgradations after every 5 years only?.  Hence, after E3 pay scale the next time bound upgradation after 5 years should be there in the higher pay scale of E4 only. We can?t accept E3 scale for 10 years for SDE and Sr. SDE without any pay fixation benefit.  Whereas, our sister Association told that they will be happy in case (SDE) E3 to (Sr. SDE) E4 upgradation is given after 5 years otherwise they will also be happy to have E3 IDA Pay scale for SDE and Sr. SDE.  This approach is strengthening the pleading of GM (Estt) which will finally put executives in loss.

 

Similarly, CPSU cadre hierarchy implementation is being dragged by Pers. Cell on the pretext of MT recruitment and on that basis they are framing a Promotion Policy which is against the recommendations of Khan Committee. The MT recruitment is being supported by our sister Association which is also strengthening the views of Pers. Cell and will finally block the carrier progression of BSNL?s young executives in the same manner which we seniors have suffered in DOT due to JTS recruitment rules wherein a JTO use to retire as Adhoc DE only.

 

Hence, accepting E3 scale for SDE and Sr. SDE will put one executive in one scale E3 for 10 years contrary to the provisions of EPP and it will effect 3rd PRC implementation also.  Our sister Association should understand that instead of strengthening the pleadings of Estt Cell and Pers. Cell, they should safeguard the interest of executives in true sense.  Their efforts in the past also were always to derail the process by giving agitation call on vital issues and withdrawing without any concrete results.  In real sense they are playing with the future of young JTOs/JAOs by putting them in E3 scale for 10 years and introducing MT in DE grade.  Majority of young executives of all disciplines belongs to AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA and they have full trust and confidence in these associations.  In true sense these Associations are only safeguarding the interest of all executives of BSNL.

 

United Forum has demanded each financial upgradation on completion of 5 years of service in each grade as recommended by Khan Committee i.e. E2->E3->E4->E5->E6->E7 etc.  The Sr. SDE grade is a non-functional grade which comes in between SDE and DE promotions.  In case the Sr. SDE non-functional grade is abolished it will give faster functional promotion to (JTO) E2 ?(SDE) E3?(DE) E4 within 10 years of service which otherwise one executives is getting after 15 years. Earlier days at the time of formation of BSNL in DOT set up Sr. SDE/Sr. AO were the functional grades and in BSNL also before implementation of EPP the Sr. SDE designation was given but after the EPP implementation the Sr. SDE designation on time bound promotion in E3 grade is not given.  Hence, in case the non-functional grade of Sr. SDE is abolished it will pave the fast track promotion to young executives.  In case, if it continues to exist, in that situation all time bound promotions should be available after each 5 years in the scales E2 to E3, E3 to E4, E4 to E5, E5 to E6 and E6 to E7.

 

If the Khan Committee recommendations are implemented in its true spirit, the pay protection has to be given to all the seniors who have already been given the time bound and post based promotion at the time of replacement of E1 A by E2, E2A by E3 IDA pay scales w.e.f. 1.1.2007. Some cascading effect will always be there but does not mean that executives should be deprived from their legitimate Pay scales. 

 

The 30% superannuation benefit has to be implemented with minimum contribution of 6% from employer instead of 3%   as assured by BSNL management on earlier meetings.   Resolution of the following other long pending HR issues needs urgent necessary action for:

 

A. Immediate conduction of various CPCs in all the disciplines to fill up the vacant group-A and Group B equivalent posts in a time bound manner, notional pay fixation of all upgraded pay-scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000, one time relaxation to Steno Grade-III for their promotion to PA cadre, settlement of Pay Anomaly cases where junior executives are drawing more pay than senior executives, special recruitment drive for hard tenure/shortfall circles, FR 22(I)a(i) pay fixation to officiating JTOs, restructuring of AD (OL) cadres, finalization of new SDE RR 2014 in line with association suggestions, Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO Posts to the Seniority Quota etc.

 

B. Declaration of LDCE results, Settlement of Rule-8 transfer cases, Pay loss to JTOs/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and fixation of pay in respect of departmental outsider (TTA) appointed as JTOs, extension of E1+ 5 advance increment benefit to JTO (SRD)/JAO 2013 batch and PA Cadre and other long pending HR issues submitted earlier.

 

AIBSNLEA has been demanding immediate conduction of Membership verification but due to Hon?ble High Court Karnataka stay order it is delayed.  However, AIBSNLEA is ready to face referendum at any point of time.

 

All these issues needs immediate settlement as assured by BSNL management on the earlier occasions.

 

Let us, implement the agitation call with its full strength, defeat the ulterior motives of the vested interests and to get resolve the long pending issues for the betterment of BSNL executives.

02.05.2016:     GS writes to:

A. Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding Sexual Harassment of woman employee at workplace- Case of Smt.V.K.Sobha, SDE   --Inert and negative attitude of the  Kerala Circle administration in  disposing the victim?s complaint by favoring culprits instead of giving justice  to victim--violating Govt. of India Acts and Rules by the Company <<<Click here for letter>>>

B. Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding stopping huge recovery due to declaration of AAO promotion as post based promotion under the EPP-i/r/o JAO 1999 batch- <<<Click here for letter>>>

C. Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding re-recovery of the amount pursuant to letter No.3-32/2013 Estt.-IV dated 22.12.2015 issued by Corporate Office OA No.892/2016 (All India BSNL Executive Officers Association & Ors. Vs. BSNL & Anr.) <<<Click here for letter>>>

D. Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding Posting of Departmental JTO Trainees on completion of Field Training as JTOs <<<Click here for letter>>>

02.05.2016:     United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA CTD meets with Director (HR) on 29.04.2016:

United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA CTD meets with Director (HR) at Kolkata on 29.04.2016 and have a discussion with her regarding some current HR issues. They submitted one memorandum jointly and greeted her with flower bouquet Kolkata sweets and memento. Discussion was held in very cordial manner. Director (HR) requests our GS to defer the agitation program.

<<<Click here for memorandum >>>>   <<<Click here for photo 1 >>>>  <<<Click here for photo 2 >>>> <<<Click here for photo 3 >>>>

29.04.2016:     5th AIC  at MYSURU : An appeal to all Circle Secretaries :-

LIST OF DELEGATES: Kindly ensure ONE Delegate per 30 paid members or part thereof being not less than 20 subject to the minimum of two per branch shall be elected by the Branches/Circle. No extra Delegates / Observers are allowed. Kindly give the list of delegates along with arrival & departure schedule in the format <<<Click here for the Format>>>>  and send it through email aicmysconf@gmail.com at the earliest. Kindly note that  the consolidated Circle Delegate list sent by each Circle Secretary will only be considered and any individual SSA list list strictly will not be considered.

 

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

 

Circle Secretaries are also to ensure that the CWC members representing their Circle are elected as per the norms prescribed in the constitution. CWC members elected in excess will not be honoured.

 

 ADVERTISEMENTS FOR 5th AIC, SOUVENIR: Kindly collect advertisements (Forms already dispatched to CSs) for 5th AIC Souvenir and sent to Shri B.S.Manjunath Chairman, Souvenir Committee, BSNL, Telephone Exchange, New Kantharaja Urs Road Lakshmipuram, Mysuru-570 008, Mobile No.-9449852626

29.04.2016:  Meeting with GM (Estt), BSNL Corporate Office: GS and FS met with GM (Estt), BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:

A Fixation of pay on promotion of executives w.e.f. 01.01.2007 in respect of executives working in BSNL Corporate Office and Fixation of pay of newly promoted DGMs working in BSNL Corporate Office: GM (Estt) directed DGM (Estt) for early implementation and pay fixation.

B Arranging training for TTAs who were earlier officiating as JTO: We requested for sending Ambika Kumari and 10 other TTAs (9 from AP, One from Kerala and One from MP) on training who were earlier officiating as JTOs but incidentally not officiating at the time of issuance of the JTO RRs and were reverted to TTA. Gm (Estt) assured to look into the matter.

29.04.2016:  Meeting with GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office: GS and FS met with GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:

A Regularization of Officiating JAOs of JAO Exam 2012 as per the Hon?ble CAT Ernakulam Orders: We requested to consider the case and to implement the Hon'ble Court Judgment. GM (FP) assured to look into the matter for an early decision.

B Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO Posts to the seniority quota: GM (FP) informed that the proposal to withdraw the Board Memo from the BSNL Board has been sent to GM (Pers) for comments. After that only further action will be taken in this regard.

C CPC from AO to CAO and JAO to AO: We requested to expedite CPC from AO to CAO and to initiate CPC from JAO to AO. GM(FP) informed that the CPC from AO to CAO is held up due to the Court case pending in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh on SC/ST roaster implementation and now after taking the legal opinion on ASG advice, Sr. GM (Legal) BSNL C.O has advised to file write petition in the Hon'ble High Court and in this regard the proposal has been sent to GM (Pers) for further advice and necessary action which is awaited.

29.04.2016:  Retirement of Shri H.R. Barkathulla, PGM (Arch) on his superannuation:

GS met Shri H.R. Barkathulla, PGM (Arch) and greeted him on his retirement from Govt. Service on attaining the age of superannuation w.e.f. 30.04.2016

29.04.2016:     GS writes to:

A. Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding delegation of Administrative & Financial powers to Executives for smooth functioning of the BSNL Organization <<<Click here for letter>>>

B. The GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office regarding representation received from a group of Officiating JAOs to regularization them as per the Hon?ble CAT Ernakulam Orders ? 2012 JAO Exam Case in Kerala Circle  <<<Click here for letter >>>>

29.04.2016:     Meeting with GM (Admn), BSNL Corporate Office: GS and AGS (HQ) met with GM (Admn), BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding the enhancement of free call limit on RST to the BSNL Pensioners and their early clearance of medical  bills etc. GM (Admn) informed that already all these issues discussed AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA in the meeting Director (HR) are under process for an early settlement.

He also mentioned that issues related to serving executives are also under consideration for settlement as already raised by AIBSNLEA.

29.04.2016:     Meeting with ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office: GS and AGS (HQ) met with ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:

A. CPC from EE (Elect) to SE (Elect): We requested to expedite CPC to fill-up 25 vacant SE (Elect) posts by promoting EE (Elect). ED (NB) informed that the CPC has been completed. And, now the promotion orders will be issued on receipt of VCRs. He assured an early action in this regard. 

B. Implementation of equivalent pay parity (Notional Pay fixation w.e.f. 01.10.2000 to all upgraded pay scales) among the executives of Civil/Electrical/Arch/CSS/PA/PS etc: We drawn the attention of ED (NB) towards the letter written by BW unit wherein information is being asked from field units regarding employees of Civil Wing and requested for similar action in EW and Architect Wings also. ED (NB) assured to look in to the matter. <<<Click here for the letter from BW Unit>>>>

C. CPC from JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil): We requested to expedite the CPC from JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil) to fill up 64 vacant SDE (Civil) posts. ED (NB) informed that the CPC is in progress and to expedite the CPC he will discuss the matter with PGM (BW). ED (NB) also informed that he has discussed the stagnation in the cadre of JTO (Civil)/ (Electrical) with CMD BSNL where a JTO of 1992 year of recruitment is still waiting for his fist promotion. CMD has advised to take immediate steps to reduce the stagnation.

28.04.2016:    BSNL Corporate Office circulates revised syllabus of Paper I Section "C" for the LDCE for promotion to the grade of SDE (TF) under 33% quota  <<<Click here for the revised syllabus >>>>  

28.04.2016:    BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding payment of IDA at revised rates w.e.f. 01.04.2016 for the Board level and below Board level posts including non-unionised supervisors in CPSEs   <<<Click here for order >>>>  

28.04.2016:   GS, FS, CS AIGETOA, BSNL C.O. met GM (SR) BSNL, C.O. and discussed regarding membership verification of Executive Associations. GM (SR) informed that still Court case is pending in the Hon'ble High court Karnataka and stay order is continuing. However, he mentioned that management is trying to amend the recognition rule by allowing Executive Associations registered under Trade Union Act in the membership verification. In that case we pleaded to give all Trade Union facilities to the Executive Associations also.

28.04.2016:   GS and GS AIRBSNLEWA Shri Kishan Singji met Director (Estt) DOT and discussed regarding the status of 78.2% IDA Pay fixation case of BSNL Pensioners. Dir (Estt) informed that the cabinet note approved by Hon'ble MoC & IT is being translated in Hindi version. He assured that the cabinet note will be sent to Cabinet/PMO in the next week itself for cabinet approval.
b) Regarding CGHS Medical facility to BSNL/MTNL Pensioners it was informed that still the Minister of Health is examining the case and necessary orders for preparing CGHS Medical card to BSNL/MTNL Pensioners may be issued shortly.

28.04.2016:   AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released letter for taking data w.r.t.  implementation of equivalent pay parity among the executives of Civil/Electrical/Arch/CSS/PA/PS etc.<<<Click here for order>>>>

All CS are requested to approach their Zonal Chief Engineers C/E to submit the information at the earliest to Corporate office.

28.04.2016:     BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) BSNL saves Rs. 613 crores due to energy conservation    <<<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(ii) BSNL market share will cross 10%: Telecom Minister   <<<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(iv) BSNL received DSIJ 'The Best PSU Awards 2015' under the category of 'Highest Turnover PSU in Mini Ratna - Non Manufacturing'   <<<<Click here for detail news>>>>

28.04.2016:     GS writes to:

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

(a) Requests for Transfer / Posting / Cancellation / Retention in the cadre of DGM (Adhoc)

(b) Requests for Transfer / Posting / Cancellation / Retention in the cadre of SDE

<<<Click here for letter >>>>

28.04.2016:     Foundation Day celebrations:

On the coming 1st May 2016 AIBSNLEA would be celebrating its 13th Foundation Day. AIBSNLEA was formed on 1st May 2004 by merging of 10 DoT recognized Gr.B Associations namely TESA (I), AFSOA, AIJTOA, AIPTCE (Gr. B), AIPTEE (Gr. B), AIJEA, AIPTAA, ABDRA, AITSA and BSNLEA. 

 

To commemorate the Foundation Day of AIBSNLEA in a befitting manner, it is requested to organize Special General Body Meetings, Seminars, Get-togethers, Blood Donation Camps, Telecom Mela etc.

27.04.2016:     GS writes to:

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

(a) Representation received from S.S. Sobhanakumari & B. Geetha Devi AD (O/L), Kerala regarding non-Implementation of time bound promotion policy

(b)  Requests for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DGM

<<<Click here for letter >>>>

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

(a) Representation received from Girija Kumari, AO, Kerala Circle regarding posting of unmarried female Govt. employee at the place of her parents/family

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

<<<Click here for letter >>>>

(3) The Director (HR), BSNL Board, BSNL Corporate Office regarding:

(a) Representation received from a group of Officiating JTOs to consider their officiating service as regular service in view hon'ble court orders-<<<Click here for letter >>>>

27.04.2016:   Meeting with GM (Pers)- GS,FS met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding:-
a)CPC from SDE to DE and JTO to SDE (T)-
GM (Pers) mentioned that the Hon'ble Court CAT Chandigarh's direction on SDE to DE CPC is being examined and shortly some solution will be taken. The court case in the Hon'ble High court Kerala on JTO to SDE (T) is listed for hearing on 18-5-2016. After the stay order on promotion is vacated, immediately CPC will be expedited.
b) Consideration of some DGMs posting orders on promotion cancellation/modifications:
We requested for consideration of some DGMs posting orders cancellation and modifications on genuine grounds.  GM (Pers) mentioned that cancellation/modification of DGM posting orders are difficult in view of the shortage in many circles. However, some genuine medical cases with chronic disease and recommended by CGMs may be examined and considered.
c) Allowing deputation to SDEs(C)/EE(C) to other Govt. Departments/PSUs-
We requested to allow deputation of BSNL executives to some other departments/PSUs on their requests. GM (Pers) assured to look in to the matter.
27.04.2016:   GS,FS met GM(FP) and discussed regarding:
a) CPC from AO to CAO and JAO to AO
:- We requested to expedite CPC from AO to CAO and to initiate CPC from JAO to AO. GM(FP) informed that the CPC from AO to CAO is held up due to the Court case pending in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh on SC/ST roaster implementation and now after taking the legal opinion on ASG advice, SR.GM (Legal) BSNL C.O has advised to file write petition in the Hon'ble High Court and in this regard the proposal has been sent to GM (Pers) for further advice and n/a which is awaited. The CPC from JAO to AO can be initiated only after the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh gives clearance in AO to CAO promotion.
b) Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO Posts to the seniority quota:
GM (FP) informed that the proposal to withdraw the Board Memo from the BSNL Board has been sent to GM (Pers) for comments. After that only further action will be taken in this regard.
c) Consideration of some AO/CAO transfer cases:
We requested for consideration of some AO/CAO transfer cases cancellation/modification on genuine grounds. GM(FP) assured to look in to the matter.
d) Allowing option to exercise for pay fixation case of 10% JAOs of 2010 batch- GM (FP) assured to look in to the matter.

United Forum comprising AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA served notice for organizational action for immediate resolution of the following issues :-

 

Organizational actions and schedule:

?"Lunch/Closing Hour Demonstrations" at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA Head Quarters on 3rd May 2016.
?One Day Dharna at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA Head Quarters on 12th May 2016.
?Three days "Hunger Fast" at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA Head Quarters on 25th , 26th and 27th May 2016 (10:00 Hours   to 18:00 Hours).
?"Work According to Rules" with effect from 25th May 2016 (10:00 Hours) till the settlement of demands.
?1st June 2016 onwards -  "Delhi Chalo" for Indefinite Dharna at BSNL CO. The executives throughout the country will gather at BSNL CO, New Delhi till withdrawal of the MT Notification and settlement of various HR issues. During this period, there will be complete non-cooperation with management.

Demands:

Immediate implementation of the decisions taken in the meeting held on 14.12.2015 issued vide minutes of the meeting through letter no. BSNL/7-3/SR/2015 dated 14.12.2015 i.e.

1. Immediate implementation of the recommendation of the committee headed by Sh. M. A. Khan, ED (NB) on standard E2 & E3 scales for JTO & SDE Equivalent executives and CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL, scrapping of the MT, DGM RRs altogether.
2.  Extending 30% Superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees.
3.  Resolution of various other long pending HR issues like taking urgent necessary action for:
a. Immediate conduction of various CPCs in all the disciplines to fill up the vacant Group-'A' and Group-'B' equivalent posts in a time bound manner, notional pay fixation of all upgraded pay-scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000, one time relaxation to Steno Grade-III for their promotion to PA cadre, settlement of Pay Anomaly cases where junior executives are drawing more pay than senior executives, special recruitment drive for hard tenure/shortfall circles, FR 22(I)a(i) pay fixation to officiating JTOs, restructuring of AD (OL) cadres, finalization of new SDE RR 2014 in line with association suggestions.
b. Declaration of LDCE results, Settlement of Rule-8 transfer cases, Pay loss to JTOs/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and fixation of pay in respect of departmental outsider (TTA) appointed as JTOs, extension of E1+ 5 advance increment benefit to JTO (SRD)/JAO 2013 batch and PA Cadre and other long pending HR issues submitted earlier

All the CHQ office bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure successful implementation of the above agitation programs by conducting Executive Body/General Body meetings, Press Conferences, Posters etc.
<<<<Click here for the notice served by United Forum>>>

26.04.2016:    Congratulations! BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding promotion and posting of 20 more Regular DEs of Telecom Operations Stream to the grade of DGM  purely on temporary and adhoc basis   <<<Click here for order>>>>

26.04.2016:  Meeting with Director(HR), BSNL Board:   As decided, joint meeting chaired by Director HR to discuss the implementation of E2 and E3 scales in place of E1A and E2A was held on 26.04.2016. The meeting was attended by GM (Estt), GM (Rectt), DGM (Pers), DGM (Estt), OSD to Director (HR) from management side and GS AIBSNLEA, FS AIBSNLEA, AGS AIBSNLEA, President AIGETOA, AGS AIGETOA, OS AIGETOA, GS SNEA, President SNEA, OS (South) SNEA from association side. The KHAN COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONs pertaining to implementation of standard E2 and E3 pay scales were discussed in detail. AIBSNELA and AIGETOA emphasized that Khan committee recommendations pertains to the replacement of non-standard E1A and E2A scales with E2 and E3 respectively and management should consider implementing this recommendation in true and letter spirit i.e implementing the standard pay scales E2 and E3 as replacement of E1A and E2A w.e.f. 01.01.2007. The subsequent repercussions can be taken care of and resolved in consultation with all the stake holders as and when they arise which is normally the procedure while implementing PRC recommendations. The scales needs to be replaced immediately as the 3rd PRC is shortly going to be constituted. The view was endorsed unanimously by all present in the meeting including the chairperson of the meeting.


While the consensus view was welcomed by Director (HR), the same was perhaps not digestible to GM (Estt) and her team. In the whole meeting, they were raising the issues which were not in existence and continuously insisting to take care of the anomalies now only. On asked which type of anomalies, their answer was that they are still not sure about them but emphasized that the anomalies are bound to occur if the recommendations are implemented. We again reminded them that anomalies are always the by-product of implementation of any policy but that should not be the reason of not implementing the policies/decisions/recommendation. Raising the non-existing fear of anomalies is nothing but deliberate ploy of Establishment section to drag the issue further and to dilute the flow of the resolution of the issue. Any such dilly-dallying of the matter further will be opposed tooth and nail by us.


We in clear cut terms emphasized that now when consensus has reached between all the three associations, there should not be any further delay on the resolution but the approach of establishment cell with their continued insistence on analyzing the anomalies makes us believe that the issue is not going to see the light of the day till another struggle is launched. Earlier they were taking the excuse of not having a consensus view and now that all the three associations have unanimously given their mandate to go ahead with the implementation as stated in Khan Committee Report (In fact what we understand that same was conveyed by all of us individually also), establishment cell is taking the excuse of analyzing the anomalies and subsequent fall outs which is not at all required as of now. It was quite clear in the meeting that the focus of establishment cell is to drag the issue on one pretext or another.


Similarly, no concrete action has been taken yet be personnel cell for implementation of the second part of Khan Committee Recommendation i.e. CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. The issue has been pending for more than eight months and even the presentation on the same has yet not been arranged by Personnel cell to the competent authority. This makes us believe that the final resolution requires another decisive struggle.


The recommendation on Superannuation Benefit and Commitment of CMD BSNL to extend at least 6% Superannuation Fund has similarly been diluted by the unending/non-conclusive/unjustified comments by Finance Wing. We are very much sure that the Personnel and Establishment cell is taking these two issues also to similar directions.


Fearing that continuous delay on the resolution of the issues by the section dealing with them is nothing but a deliberate attempt by HR managers of BSNL to dilute the issues till they die a natural death, the United Forum has decided to serve notice for organizational action for immediate resolution of the issues as another deadline of 30th April is also going to pass without any result. We will try to take our sister associations also in the picture if they agree to come with us else we are prepared to go alone. The program for organizational action shall be as below:

 

Organizational actions and schedule:

?"Lunch/Closing Hour Demonstrations" at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA headquarters on 3rd May 2016.
?One Day Dharna at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA headquarters on 12th May 2016.
?Three days "Hunger Fast" at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA headquarters on 25th , 26th and 27th May 2016 (10:00 Hours   to 18:00 Hours).
?"Work According to Rules" with effect from 25th May 2016 (10:00 Hours) till the settlement of demands.
?1st June 2016 onwards ? "Delhi Chalo" for Indefinite Dharna at BSNL CO. The executives throughout the country will gather at BSNL CO, New Delhi till withdrawal of the MT Notification and settlement of various HR issues. During this period, there will be complete non-cooperation with management.

Demands:

Immediate implementation of the decisions taken in the meeting held on 14.12.2015 issued vide minutes of the meeting through letter no. BSNL/7-3/SR/2015 dated 14.12.2015 i.e.

1.Immediate implementation of the recommendation of the committee headed by Sh. M. A. Khan, ED (NB) on standard E2 & E3 scales for JTO & SDE Equivalent executives and CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL, scrapping of the MT, DGM RRs altogether.
2.Extending 30% Superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees.
3.Resolution of various other long pending HR issues like taking urgent necessary action for:
a. Immediate conduction of various CPCs in all the disciplines to fill up the vacant group-A and Group B equivalent posts in a time bound manner, notional pay fixation of all upgraded pay-scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000, one time relaxation to Steno Grade-III for their promotion to PA cadre, settlement of Pay Anomaly cases where junior executives are drawing more pay than senior executives, special recruitment drive for hard tenure/shortfall circles, FR 22(I)a(i) pay fixation to officiating JTOs, restructuring of AD (OL) cadres, finalization of new SDE RR 2014 in line with association suggestions.
b. declaration of LDCE results, Settlement of Rule-8 transfer cases, Pay loss to JTOs/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and fixation of pay in respect of departmental outsider (TTA) appointed as JTOs, extension of E1+ 5 advance increment benefit to JTO (SRD)/JAO 2013 batch and PA Cadre and other long pending HR issues submitted earlier

All the CHQ office bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure successful implementation of the above agitation programs by conducting Executive Body/General Body meetings, Press Conferences, Posters etc.
<<<<Click here for the notice served by United Forum>>>

26.04.2016:     GS writes to:

(1) Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board, regarding request for relieving SDE (C) on deputation to Ministry of Health.<<<Click here for letter >>>>

(2) Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board, regarding request for filling up of all vacant SDE (C/E) / EE(C/E) posts on Seniority ? cum ? Fitness (SCF) basis <<<Click here for letter >>>>

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

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

  <<<Click here for letter >>>>

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

(a) Requests for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DGM (Engg).

(b) Requests for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of AGM.

(c) Regarding representation from Shri D.K. Kalyan, Ex. DGM, BSNL Corporate Office regarding grant of 2nd time bound IDA Scale up Gradation from E4 to E5.

<<<Click here for letter (a)>>>> <<<Click here for letter (b)>>>> <<<Click here for letter (c)>>>>

26.04.2016:    Meeting with PGMTD Ernakulum:

While returning back GS along with Vice President CHQ, Circle Finance Secretary AIBSNLEA Kerala, District President AIBSNLEA Ernakulam SSA and District Secretary AIBSNLEA Ernakulam SSA make a courtesy call with PGMTD BSNL Ernakulam  and discussed regarding viability of BSNL and some local issues. PGM Ernakulam mentioned that this year Ernakulam SSA achieved a turnover of Rs. 500 Crores against the turnover of Rs. 487 Crores in previous year.

26.04.2016:     CEC of Kerala Circle at RTTC Auditorium, Trivandrum on 21.04.2016: Sri. B.Vijayakumar, Finance Secretary of AIBSNLEA Kerala Circle welcomed the CEC/CHQ members with his welcome address and invited circle executives on to the Dias.
Sri. M.Shyamkumar, Circle President presided over the meeting. He expressed that Kerala Circle administration is more co-operative towards this association for the smooth functioning of the organizational set up. He pointed out that AIBSNLEA is true association with gentle attitude and will not take up anything illegitimate and will always approach the administration with legitimate issues only. He elaborated the association activities of Kerala Circle.
Sri. V.Shaji, Circle Secretary in his proud Circle Secretary reporting elaborated all the envious achievements of our prestigious association in Kerala . He emphasized the need of further committed participation in the associational activities. AIC details are clearly explained to the members and the need of immediate fund raising is also suggested. Future action plan of AIBSNLEA Kerala is narrated in detail and sought heart full cooperation of beloved member.
Finance Secretary Sri. Vijayakumar presented the accounts. The CEC approved the report of Circle Secretary and accounts presented by the Finance Secretary.
The District Secretaries of Kannur, Malappuram, Trichur, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Palghat, Pathanamthitta, Kollam and Trivandrum were presented their reports in detail including membership and quota paid.
The CEC was attended and addressed by Com. P. Venugopal, President AIBSNLEA CHQ . our valiant leader GS Com.Prahlad Rai , Advisor of AIBSNLEA Kerala Sri. Mangalanandan, All India Vice President Smt. Baby Rani, , Com. Shiva Kumar, Circle Secretary of Tamil Nadu Circle.
Shri P. Venugopal, President AIBSNLEA CHQ, in his address appreciated the Keraka Circle organization of AIBSNLEA for conducting the CEC in a wonderful manner. He mentioned maximum member ship increase should be ensured. He mentioned that many cases are pending due to court cases and association has limited role in the case of court matters. Some of the issues may get settled immediately and some may take some time. Regarding dragging of Court cases by the Hon'ble Court as well as the administration side of Kerala Circle, he given a direction to the Circle Secretary that this may be brought to the notice of Circle administration. Many floods like situations are handled only by BSNL and the public is very well aware of it. Keep the BSNL viability as first and foremost issue, rest will be assured by the AIBSNLEA
Comrade Prahlad  Rai, General Secretary of AIBSNLEA addressed CEC and gave the elaborated details of union activities as a whole, details of DPCs of various cadres at Central head quarters etc.. He narrated the CEC about the issues concerned to the executives of BSNL such as pending DPCs due to court cases in the different courts i.e. Hon'ble High Court of Kerala, Chandigarh etc., the persuasion by the association for getting the DE to DGM promotions released the efforts that association had been making for standard pay scales i.e. E-2  & E-3, career progression and pension to the BSNL recruited staff etc. He gave a detailed speech regarding certain Committee's report and the misgivings of few executives and assured the executives that no executive will be in the same grade for more than 5 years and the miscalculation of few executives about the same. GS also narrated the issues concerned to Civil/Electrical/Arch executives, pay scales of AD (OL), promotion of PA/PS, order issued for PPS cadre etc. GS explained the financial status of BSNL in detail and how turnaround of BSNL is happening. The efforts of forum in turning around the BSNL were also explained. GS appreciated the revenue earnings of Kerala Telecom Circle and expressed hope that other Circles will follow like Kerala in revenue generation. GS also assured & full cooperation to Circle in settling the case of lady Comrade Shobha V.K. The CEC greeted GS for his detailed address.
Sri. Mangalanadan, Advisor of AIBSNLEA Kerala addressed the CEC and mentioned the importance of more and more committed trade union activities . He further elaborated the atrocities against lady comrades especially againt Com.Sobha  V.K .
Open session started at 15.00 hrs Com. B. Vijayakumar, Finance Secretary of AIBSNLEA Kerala Circle welcomed the session and invited AIBSNLEA leaders and Chief Guest of honors on to the Dias. Com. Shyamkumar, President Kerala Circle presided over the Open Session.
In the Open House session was attended and addressed by Com. P. Venugopal, President AIBSNLEA CHQ, Com. Prahlad Rai, GS , Advisor of AIBSNLEA Kerala Sri. Mangalanandan, Com. Shiva Kumar, Circle Secretary of Tamil Nadu Circle, , Com. Shyamkumar, President Kerala Circle, from Associating side.From administration side Shri Anantharam, CGMT, Kerala Circle, Trivandrum, PGM(F).Shri.K. Kolanthavel Kerala Circle, GM (EB) ,GM(S&M)-EB and GM(S&M)-CM Shri. Jyothisankar . S and Sri. D. Mohan, GM (A/HR ) were blessed the occasion with their presence and addressing.
In the very proud presidential address Circle president elaborated the BSNL strengths and weaknesses . He also emphasized the need of committed trade unionism for AIBSNLEA , the gentle executive association. Circle secretary presented his key note address by touching all areas of BSNL service and issues of executives. While thanking the CGMT for his very positive approach toward the development of Kerala circle and for the comfort of executive he stressed the necessity of paying attention to the issues to be sorted out yet. He expressed the total resentment in the devil care attitude and provocation style of GM , TVM SSA towards AIBSNLEA Executive and to the development of TVM SSA.
Two memorandums are handed over to the GS for immediate settlement of grievances of the concerned members. One by O-JTO Comrades (handed over to GS by Com.Balakrishnan-KNR and Com.Pushparaj ?TVM) for taking all out efforts by GS to count their officiating period for service weightage and second by O-JAO comrades (handed over to GS by Com.Shaji-TVM SSA and team ) for the humble involvement of GS into the matter at corporate office level to obtain a very positive response to the letter written by Kerala circle so that they may be posted as regular JAOs without any further delay.
Later while replaying GS assured to take all the possible efforts for the materialization of the memorandum at corporate office level at the earliest.
Com. ShivaKumar, Circle Secretary of Tamil Nadu Circle gave a speech in the Open session and extended thanks for inviting him for the CEC of Kerala Circle and in detail elaborated the issues of executives .
Shri P. Venugopal, President AIBSNLEA CHQ, in his address appreciated the Keraka Circle organization of AIBSNLEA for conducting the Open session in a good manner. . He mentioned that many cases are pending due to court cases and association has limited role in the case of court matters. Some of the issues may get settled immediately and some may take some time. Regarding dragging of Court cases by the Hon'ble Court as well as the administration side of Kerala Circle, he appealed to the Kerala Circle Administration for taking a solutiion for immediate settlement of the court cases. He further stated that Keep the BSNL viability as first and foremost issue, rest will be assured by the AIBSNLEA.
AIBSNLEA General Secretary Com. Prahlad Rai extended thanks for inviting him for the historical CEC of Kerala Circle at Trivandrum. He mentioned that the Kerala Circle is the important Circle in the association providing support in policy making issues and HR issues. He mentioned that this Circle is also important circle in BSNL. He opined that if Kerala Circle is one of the important Circle for making profit, he find no reason why other Circles are not able to make profit. Higher up is closely monitoring the activities of the Circles. Com GS expressed his serious concerns regarding continuous trend of the losses in BSNL and emphasized that there is a great need to think over it. Com GS mentioned that all the dues of BSNL i.e. pending rural deficit charges Rs. 1250 crores, BWA refund etc should be cleared immediately by the Government. In his detailed address Com. GS also highlighted the issues showing the indifferent attitude of Government, Encroachment of Rule 37 A pension by introducing 60:40 issue, 78.2% pay fixation in case of BSNL pensioners, exhausting BSNL reserve funds of 30,000 Crores has adversely affected the viability of BSNL. He mentioned that non-reimbursement of USO funds, Licence fee, payment of interest on the paper loan of Rs.7500 crores, pension contribution on the highest pay are the other aspects which leads the BSNL into Loss. In case the pension contribution is paid on actual basis on that account alone BSNL can save 400 crores. Everything is the calculated strategy of the Govt. to make the BSNL into Loss. He mentioned that there 29000 telephones exchange in the country out of which 28000 exchanges are in Rural areas. The revenue earned from 1000 exchanges in the Urban area is spending on rural exchanges in rural areas telecom services. He mentioned that as on 1.10.2000, when the BSNL was formed the staff strength was more and we made profit. Now the staff strength is reduced to 1.5 lakh, but it is making loss. It proves that the staff strength is not the reason for the loss. He mentioned that the rural deficit charges of 1250 crores should have paid before 31.3.2016, the same should have been reflected in the accounts and balance sheet, though it is approved by the Ministry. . The commitment made by the Govt. while forming the BSNL was not fulfilled by the Govt.
Com GS. further explained the status of HR issues related to mainly CPCs from DE to DGM, CPC of SDE to DE(Regular ), JTO to SDE, JTO to SDE by LDCE, JAO to AO, AO to CAO, CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (regular), DGM(Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) & CAO to DGM(F), DPC in Civil/Electrical wing, AD(OL) case of pay equivalent to SDE/AO, DPCs of Telecom Factory and the issues of PA/PS, JTO (Officiating) regularization order, PPS posts order, E2-E3 pay scale , CPSU cadre hierarchy, 30% superannuation benefits issue etc. He informed that due to various court cases at Hon. Kerala high Court & CAT, Chandigarh, there is huge delay in issuance of promotion orders in various cadres. He added that promotion orders may be issued for more than 6600 JTOs, 750 SDEs, 600 AOs, 700 DEs will get promotion within a short period.. He discussed regarding various issues i.e. notional pay fixation of all upgraded pay scales from1-10-2000, 5 advance increments benefit to JTO SRD, JAO 2013 batch and PA cadre, withdrawal of clarification on reversion of officiating JTOs while sending them to JTO phase II training and Pay fixation case of TTA to JTO outside quota etc. He mentioned that the orders of PPS in the field units order issued and Sr. PPS in the BSNL Corporate office is in the final stage and the same will be approved early. He has explained the status of all other HR issues like CPSU cadre hierarchy, change of designation, 30% superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees 3% pension contribution to the trust for BSNL recruited employees.
He stated that the shortage of the material was one of the major issues and the same was addressed, cable tenders are floated, drop wire responsibility has been given to the Telecom. Factories, this was due to the dedicated and timely efforts of the association which yielded the result, due to which now BSNL become operational profit. Out of the total revenue 55% is paid towards the wage and 45% is made available for the Operation and Maintenance expenditure. He mentioned that initially United forum has made Customer delight month, which was subsequently extended as Customer delight Year. He highlighted about SWAS program and advised all comrades to work efficiently to make BSNL profitable. The 100 days SWAS will be extended till 31.3.2017. He informed that BSNL is about to get Rs. 11,000 Crores refund from Income Tax Department, out of which about Rs. 6000 Crores to be utilized for repayment of the outstanding loans and remaining Rs. 5000 crores to be utilized for various operational activities. He mentioned that BSNL is not a sick industry. Circles have started functioning well. He stated that with the available resources only we have to make profit. The only need of the hour is attitude change. He mentioned that the recent increase in the MNP is due to the change in the attitude.
He mentioned that Association is not only concerned with the HR issues and grievances of the executives, we are there to provide quality service to the value customers. He also mentioned that many number of melas are organized, Customer Service Centre is extended to outside also.
He mentioned that in Airtel 45% of the revenue is from the EB business, whereas in BSNL it is only 80000 and EB of the BSNL needs to the improved a lot. He also mentioned that Civil / Electrical units have started taking works from other Govt./ Semi Govt. organization and have started earning revenue. The days have gone to only provide Land line services, we have to provide value added service. He mentioned that an MOU has been signed with Tatasky to upgrade the services of BSNL. He state that the biggest present of the Broadband in the country is due to the protest by the associations against the unbundling the copper cable, 30% disinvestment, VRS, etc. He also stated that MTNL with 46% disinvestment within 3 time, now taking loan for salaries and pensions and no support has been given to MTNL after disinvesting 46%. The disinvested money of the BSNL was to be utilized in other various department and not for the growth of the BSNL. No support from the Govt. is expected and we have to earn ourselves. He also mentioned that 11000 crores I.T. refund is due to the BSNL which has been awarded by the arbitration award by IT department. He finally mentioned that CMD made a lot of efforts, upto 31.3.2016 what best can be done to make profit, and all by commissioning all the pending lease lines and other connections. Trend of making profit by many circles have started.
Com GS explained the role of AIBSNLEA in the viability of BSNL. GS mentioned the firm Commitment of AIBSNLEA towards the Viability of BSNL. He appealed all to follow the footsteps of Kerala for ensuring the viability of BSNL. At last he appealed all Executives' for make every effort with a team spirit and customer care for making BSNL a vibrant organization.
Com General Secretary brought to the notice of Kerala Telecom Circle Administration regarding two unwanted incidents happened at Trivandrum and Ernakulam SSA (i.e cases of (1) Smt. Shobana, SDE Trivandrum (2) Sri. Krishnamohan, SDE Ernakulam ) which was discussed in detail in the CEC and viewed seriously in the open session and he expressed that such unwanted issues not to be happened in Kerala Telecom Circle. He assured his full support on behalf of AIBSNLEA for trade union action if required at all India level if their cases were not settled properly and early.
CGMT Kerala Circle Sri. L. Anantharam, in his very proud and motivated speech appreciated the report of GS and narrated the activities of Kerala Circle and requested all to bring more and more customers, as the night free scheme is very popular and in spite of free calls at night, revenue has not been reduced on that account. As regards financial viability, he requested everyone to work hard. A positive approach from BSNL side is sufficient to retain / attract the customers. In most of the vertical Kerala circle is in the top position. He also detailed the need of adding more and more customers in all spheres including BB sector while trying to maintain our beloved existing customers. He assured all co-operations to the association activities and timely intervention of settlement of pending issues as requested by CS.
Sri. Kulanthaivel , PGM (Finance) Kerala Telecom Circle, Guest of Honor in his address mentioned that he is very proud to attend this function which is a true matured and gentle association. He narrated in detail and as regards financial viability, he requested everyone to work hard. A positive approach from BSNL side is sufficient to retain / attract the customers.
Sri. Jyothi Sankar, GM , Guest of Honour in his speech extended gratitude to the Association for inviting him for the function. He expressed that if Kerala and Orissa Circles can make profit, he find no reason why other Circles not able to make profit. Kerala Circle management is very responsible and the public is also very supportive. BSNL corporate office is closely monitoring the activities of Kerala Telecom Circle being an important circle. He elaborated in detail about field problems as well as the financial viability experienced with the departmental views as well as the association activities which may be expected with cordial, so as to achieve the goal.
Shri Mohan.D, GM (HR) , Guest of Honor in his speech extended gratitude to the Association for inviting him for the function. He mentioned issues related to HR will be always there and if one issue settled, another one will arise. He mentioned that there will be no difficulty in settling the issues we the association and management work together. He assured to settle all the pending issues at the earliest.
Com. Manoj Viswanathan, Vice President of AIBSNLEA Kerala Circle delivered vote of thanks. He extended thanks to all for conducting CEC as well as Open Session with the full co-operation and co-ordination of all members of AIBSNLEA and to Com. Sobha VK for her mesmerizing style of compeering for the session. 
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25.04.2016:     GS writes to:

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

(a) Requests for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DGM (Finance).

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

(a)  Requests for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DGM (Engg).

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

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(3) The ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

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

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22.04.2016:     BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding transfer and posting of SDEs (T)  <<<Click here for order 1 >>>>  <<<Click here for order 2 >>>> <<<Click here for order 3 >>>> <<<Click here for order 4 >>>>

22.04.2016:     GS writes to:

(1)The PGM (BW) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding requests for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of SDE (Civil).<<<Click here for letter>>>>

21.04.2016:     GS writes to:

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

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

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

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

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(3) The GM (Estt) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding  request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of JTO.

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19.04.2016:     5th AIC  at MYSURU : An appeal to all Circle Secretaries :-

1)    LIST OF DELEGATES: Kindly give the list of delegates along with arrival & departure schedule in the format <<<Click here for the Format>>>>  and send it through email aicmysconf@gmail.com at the earliest.

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

       ADVERTISEMENTS FOR 5th AIC, SOUVENIR: Kindly collect advertisements (Forms already dispatched to CSs) for 5th AIC Souvenir and sent to Shri B.S.Manjunath Chairman, Souvenir Committee, BSNL, Telephone Exchange, New Kantharaja Urs Road Lakshmipuram, Mysuru-570 008, Mobile No.-9449852626.

19.04.2016:     GS writes to:

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

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

(b) Requests for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DGM (Adhoc).

(c) Requests for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DE/AGM.

(d) Representation received from Shri   M. S. Ukarande, DE (TP), NETF Circle regarding not getting relieved on promotion & also after completion of hard tenure from last four months.

(e) Representation received from Shri    Inderajit Das , AGM (EB),  % the CGMT, Assam Circle regarding prayer for inclusion of  his name in the Adhoc- DGM list.

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

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

(b) Representation received from (1) Shri Dipendra Chakraborty, AO, NE-II Circle, (2) Shri Amitava Mondal, Account Officer,  NE-II Circle (3) Shri Muktipada  Mukhopadhyay, Accounts Officer,  NE-II Circle & (4) Shri Ashis Kumar, Pal Accounts Officer, NE-II Circle, Dimapur regarding relieving from Hard Tenure Station (NE-II) Circle

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(3) The GM (Estt) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding  request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of JTO.

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(4) The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of SDE <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(5) The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding  request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of Accountant Personnel <<<Click here for letter>>>

19.04.2016:     BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding transfer and posting of SDEs (T)  <<<Click here for order 1>>>>  <<<Click here for order 2>>>>  <<<Click here for order 3>>>>
19.04.2016:     Status of Court case in Hon?ble Supreme Court regarding seniority of TES Gr. ?B? officers:

The case regarding seniority of TES Gr. ?B? officers was came for hearing in the Hon?ble Supreme Court on 18.04.2016. The 147 SDEs group raised their voice against the DGM promotion orders issued on 03.03.2016 and 31.03.2016 through an Interim Application (IA). Hon?ble judges on the chair did not agreed on the plea of the concerned advocates and refused to grant any interim order in this regard and adjourned that matter. The case is now expected to be heard in the first week of September 2016. 

18.04.2016:     Meeting with  DDG (Estt), DoT :

GS along with Shri M.L. Ostwal, CS, AIRBSNLWA Rajasthan Circle met Shri S.K. Jain, DDG (Estt), DoT regarding the progress of the case of 78.2% IDA fitment to BSNL Pensioners. DDG (Estt) informed that the Cabinet Note regarding 78.2% IDA fitment to BSNL Pensioners has been approved by Hon?ble MoC &IT and Secretary (T) and the file containing the note has been reached to the Pension Cell of DoT for sending the Cabinet Note to the Union Cabinet for approval.

18.04.2016:     Meeting with Jt. GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office :

GS and FS met Jt. GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office and extended our sincere thanks for issuing Sr. PPS / PPS posts restructuring orders in BSNL as he was the convener of the committee and get resolved a long pending HR issue. We further discussed regarding:

A. Restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre: Jt. GM (Pers.) informed that the case is under consideration in Pers. Cell and shortly it will be sent to the competent authority for approval as per the comments of EF Cell on matching saving concept.

B. Consideration of requests for cancellation / modification of posting orders on promotion to DGM cadre: Jt. GM (Pers.) mentioned that about 100 request applications have been received for cancellation / modification of posting orders of DGMs but all the cases cannot be considered. Only few genuine / medical ground cases can be considered on the recommendations of the respective CGMs.

18.04.2016:     Meeting with ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office :

GS and FS met ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:

A. CPC from EE (Elect) to SE (Elect): We requested to expedite CPC to fill-up 25 vacant SE (Elect) posts by promoting EE (Elect). ED (NB) immediately contacted Jt. GM (Pers) and find out the status of CPC wherein it is informed that CPC has been completed and the minutes of the CPC have been sent to the CMD BSNL for approval thereafter the promotion orders will be issued on receipt of VCRs. He assured an early action in this regard. 

B. CPCs from SDE (E/C) to EE (C/E): We requested to initiate CPCs for promotions from SDE (E/C) to EE (C/E). ED (NB) mentioned that PGM (EW) has started the processes to initiate the CPC for promotion from SDE (Elect) to EE (Elect) and he will further discuss the matter with PGM (BW) also to initiate the CPC for promotion from SDE (Elect) to EE (Elect) on the basis of existing EE (RRs).

C. Consideration of request transfer cases of SDEs (C/E): We requested for consideration of request / tenure transfer cases of SDE (C/E). ED (NB) assured to look into the matter.

18.04.2016:    Congratulations! AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released order regarding up gradation of 4 nos of posts of Principal Private Secretary (PPS) to Sr. Principal Private Secretary (Sr. PPS) and 48 nos of post of Private Secretary to PPS to be placed at the service of HAG Level Officers in BSNL -<<<Click here for order>>>>

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

Gudi Padwā, Ugadi/Yugad, Baisakhi -2016

to

ONE & ALL

13-04-.2016: Brief on the Joint meeting of the CHQ Office Bearers of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA  held on 13th April'2016 (Wednesday) at New Delhi:

 

A Joint meeting of the CHQ office bearers of United Forum consists of AIBSLEA & AIGETOA was held on 13th April 2016 at 12.00 hours in the Kidwai Bhavan, 7th floor, Janpath New Delhi.

 

Com. P Venugopal, President, AIBSNLEA welcomed one and all.  He has recalled the MOU signed between both the associations.  The development of HR issues after joining hands together and actions taken thereafter.   He briefed about the reason for calling for the joint CHQ bearers meetings and the future course of actions to be taken to achieve the settlement of the grievances.

 

Com. Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA welcome one and all.  In his speech he mentioned that the meeting is convened to review the developments taken place after the joint CWC meeting at  Kolkata and also to work out the future course of actions to settle the issues.  He also mentioned about the membership verification and the court case related to it.  He also mentioned any other issue the house desires to discuss can also be discussed and decided. He stated that a committee headed by Shri M A Khan was constituted along with the members of the associations.  The committee has discussed about the E2-E3 scale and CPSU cadre hierarchy.  The committee has already submitted its report and is under the active consideration of the BSNL management.  The case of 30% fitment benefit is not only related to an executive that is related to TTAs also.  There is already 18% contribution, remaining 12% contribution was taken up and the committee has recommended 3%.  There was some review on the issue by the section and remuneration committee has considered it as 3% for the time being which will be increased subsequently.  The remuneration committee members consists of the outside nominees also insists for a certificate from the Director (F) to the effect that the BSNL is financially enable to meet the expenditure.  The non-executive association has given consent for 3% contribution with formation of a trust for the superannuation benefit.  The issue is not with the BSNL board for its consideration.  However, the demand will continue for 6% and above. The case of special drive recruitment and it is proposed to recruit 2000 JTO and 2500 TTAs and is at the final stage.  This will meet the requirement of the request transfer cases under Rule-8. As regards the CPSU cadre hierarchy, the 1995 batch JTOs are still waiting for their first promotion and is waiting for more than 21 years.  There are various court cases and CPCs are pending in all the cadres / grades. The issue of notional pay fixation to JTO (E) / (C), PA/PSs is pending and the 5 increment case to JTOs / PAs, the orders are like to issue shortly. As regards the creation of the PPS posts, it has already been decided to create PPS post in the field units with all the HAG and Sr. PPS post with Board of Directors, AD (OL) case is also under active consideration of the management. He briefed about the merits and demerits of the E-2 and E-3 standard IDA Pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives and CPSU cadre hierarchy and the stand of the three executive associations. He mentioned about all other pending HR issues, present status and actions taken.

 

Com. Ravi Shil, President, AIGETOA in his speech stated that GS AIBSNLEA has already elaborated the pending issues and the action taken and the present status.  Though the issues are in active consideration, no result is yielded at all.  He mentioned that efforts made by Com. Prahlad Rai are commendable and nobody else other than Com Rai can pursue the matters.   He also appreciated the efforts of Com. Rai in getting the issuing the Dy.G.Ms order and he deserves a great appreciation.  Nobody else would have done it inspite of varius odds and opposition from others. He mentioned that the management while hesitating to grant benefit to us, they are making medical benefits to BSNL management.   Many time, the BSNL management is going back from their words again and again and we have to decide whether to sit silently and go ahead with some strong action.  He informed that the CHQ has resolved that anything less than 6% of the superannuation benefit should not be accepted.  Director (HR) has given the target of 30.4.2016 to settle the cases, but if it not adhered to the date to settle the case, we should not allow to go ahead with the strong action.  

 

Com. R.P. Sahu, GS AIGETOA in his speech mentioned that though he has resigned from the GS post, till the body accepts my resignation, I will have to continue as GS which is binding on me.  He stated that the BSNL management is taken the United Forum as granted.  The CMD is backing out from his own words in the conference of granting 6% benefit.    The target of the CMD and BSNL management is to bring the company into profit in any means, either by earning profit or by deducting the benefits of the employees, failing which the existence of the CMD will be a question mark.  Hence, nothing favourable is expected from the present BSNL management.  The benefits can be achieved in the present situation only by putting pressure on the BSNL management and giving a feeling that unless these issues are settled, BSNL will not achieve the profit.    He mentioned that the joint forum should continue in the future also but only with certain strong agenda to settle the issues.

 

GS, AIBSNLEA further mentioned that United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA is determined to get resolved all the pending HR issues and Management cannot take granted United Forum in any manner. United Forum struggle could defer MT Recruitment and released Khan Committee report on E-2 and E-3 IDA Pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives and CPSU cadre hierarchy. Also get resolved many cut issues and HR issues. Now, the agitation is inevitable since the BSNL Management is not honoring its commitment on E-2, E-3 Pay scales, CPSU hierarchy and 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL employees, CPCs to fill up vacant Gr."B" and Gr."A" posts, notional pay fixation w.e.f. 01.10.2000 to all upgraded pay scales, E-1+5 advance increments to JTOs (SRD), JAO-2013 batch and PA Cadre, Regularization of Offg. JTOs and their pay fixation etc are yet to be resolved. He proposed to finalize the agitation immediately.

 

After detailed discussions on the status of issues and management approach towards these issues it is decided to immediately resume the deferred agitation program in the first week of May-2016. Accordingly, a notice for agitation program will be served by the United Forum shortly.

<<<<Click here for glimpses of Joint Meeting of CHQ Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA at Kidwai Bhawan, New Delhi on 13.04.2016>>>>>

13.04.2016:     GS writes to

(1) The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding requested for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE.<<<Click here for letter>>>>

(2) The GM (FP)  BSNL Corporate Office, regarding Representation received from JAOs of Karnataka Circle regarding pay fixation of JAO?s 2010 batch arising out of non Executives wage revision JAO (Part-II) LICE under 40% Quota Candidates appeared. -<<<Click here for letter>>>>

12.04.2016:     GS writes to

(1) The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requested for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DGM (Adhoc) <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(ii) The GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for the transfers in the Cadre of CAO/AO- <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(iii) The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requested cancellation of transfer in the Cadre of AGM... <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(iv) The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office regarding request of Shri M.Rajendran AGM, Dharmpuri for considering his name for the promotion of DGM() on regular basis... <<<Click here for letter>>>>

12-04-.2016: Meeting with GM(FP) on dated 11.04.2016:  GS , President, FS, AGS (Engg) and OS(West) met GM(FP) and discussed regarding ?

(a) CPC from AO to CAO- We expressed our serious concern against non filling up of the vacant CAO posts on the pretext of pending court case i.e. Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh. GM (FP) mentioned that Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh has given has given the direction to consider Mr. Nagraj Hon'ble Apex Court Judgment on SC/ST roster implementation on promotions and now pers cell of BSNL CO Pers cell has to clarify on this issue to the Hon'ble Court the stand of BSNL in this regard. And on this basis only further action can be taken. However he assured to discuss the matter with Director (HR) for its an early resolution.

(b) Direction of 50% MT quota CAO posts to seniority quota- GM  (FP) mentioned that matter has been taken up with Estt cell to withdraw the proposal from BSNL Board and to see that it is the diverted on the basis of BSNL MC approval. After the clearance of Estt. Cell and competent authority the proposal may be withdrawn from BSNL Board or the approval may be given as already allowed diversion in Telecom Operation.

(c) One time relaxation in the DGM Promotion eligibility criteria- GM(FP) informed that he has already taken the clearance from ED(NB) and Director (HR) and now the proposal will be sent to the BSNL MC for approval.

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

12-04-.2016: GS writes to Smt. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding adverse impact being faced by PSs working in the field units of BSNL due to implementation of DOP&T OM No. 14017/2/1997-Estt. (RR) dated 19.01.2007 <<<Click here for letter>>>

12-04-.2016: Brief of Central Office Bearers & Advisors Meeting held on 12th April (Tuesday)  & 13th April'2016 (Wednesday) at New Delhi: A meeting of the Central Office bearers and advisors were held on 12th and 13th April 2016.  The following members were present: 

1.   Com. P. Venugopal, President

2.   Com. A G Joshi, Vice President

3.   Com. Mrs. K N Baby Rani, Vice President

4.   Com. Prahlad Rai, GS

5.   Com J Saibaba, AGS (Engg)

6.   Com. N L Sharma, AGS (HQ)

7.   Com. K P Nair, AGS (GD)

8.   Com. B. Chakraborty, AGS (F)

9.   Com. Sautap Jena, AGS (C/E/A/TF)

10.  Com. T C Jain, FS

11.  Com. Alkender Singh AFS

12.  Com. Devesh Sharma OS (N)

13.  Com. C.M. Saste, O.S. (W)

14.  Com. M M Kanani, Advisor

15.  Com. M. Parvez Khan, Advisor (Central)

16.  Com. Prasun Kumar Mukherhji, Advisor (East)

17.  Com. V K Paramasivam, Advisor (South)

18.  Com. Bhagwan Singh, Auditor

19.  Com. H Y Andeli, CS KTK ? Special invitee

20.  Com. Amit Kumar Gupta ? Special Invitee

Com. P Venugopal, President ? presided over the meeting.  He on behalf of the Delhi Circle,  welcomed all the members.  President in his speech mentioned that the facilitation function of CMD on 11.4.2016 was a grand success wherein all the Board of Directors of BSNL along with the senior officers  were present.  President wished all the best to the newly promoted Dy. General Managers.   President mentioned that no association can guarantee 100%  satisfaction to its members and AIBSNLEA is taking care of all the executives and members are getting promotions upto Dy. G.M. level.  President congratulated the General Secretary for getting promoted as Dy. General Manager and assuming the charge.

Two minutes silence were observed in the memory of the departed comrades.

Com. Prahald Rai, General Secretary briefed about the purpose for which the meeting is convened taking the ensuing 5th  AIC into account. Organizational activities, priority HR issues, membership verification, etc. and also for the smooth conduct of the CWC / AIC.

GS also mentioned that the strategy to be adopted for the proposed membership verification, joint meeting of the CHQ office bearers of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA, continuance of the MOU, stand of the other executive association on various important HR issues.  He also mentioned that it is proposed to hold the AIC of the AIGETOA at Mysore at the same time when AIBSNLEA is holding it's AIC.  A Joint Open Session with the United Forum and joint session is also proposed to be held. He also mentioned that we should ensure that our office bearers our members in settling the day to day problems.

He also stated that a committed team in the organisation at all the levels is required in the days to come. Mass retirement of the seniors are one of the another concerned we have to take into account.

GS mentioned that the CHQ office bearers from the Karnataka Circle has taken VRS and is not available for any work of the association, due to which  Com. H Y Andeli was invited to represent the Karnataka Circle especially when the AIC is decided at Mysore.  He also mentioned that Com. Amit Gupta, Veteran leader has been invited to guide the committee which is very much need with his experience and expertise is of very much helpful to the CHQ

GS also mentioned that the AIC of the AIRBSNLEWA is also proposed at Mysore during the June while AINBSNLEA is holding its AIC

House requested the CS Katnataka to brief about the arrangement of the 5th AIC

Com. H Y Andeli, CS, Karnataka has stated that the meeting is holding in the Mysore University Senate Bhavan and the payment has already been made in advance which was the prime requirement

As regards the accommodation, about 800 delegates are expected from AIBSNLEA and 50 delegates from AIRBSNLEWA.  Accommodation is being arranged in the RTTC hostel. The distance between RTTC and Senate Hall is approx. 2 kilometers.  Nearby hostels / hotels are also being arranged for accommodating the delegates.  Open session is proposed on Friday, 17th or 18th  June 2016

Necessary support is being extended to   AIGETOA for their AIC to accommodate their 300 delegates at Mysore along with our AIC

All the Organising Secretaries were requested take the number of delegates from Circle Secretaries and inform the same to the CS Karnataka.  Rs. 1500/- delegation fees has been fixed and for the delegates attending the conference with family has to pay Rs.1500/- per member for food and accommodation charges on actual has to be  paid.

 It was decided that GS will individually write to the Circle Secretaries regarding collection of souvenir advertisements for the AIC

It was requested to the concerned CHQ office bearers to ensure that the amount of donation proposed to be paid for the AIC in the CWC at Kolkata.

CS Karnataka will form a whatsapp group of all the Circle Secretaries and CHQ office bearers for the updates and information on the AIC.

Com. C M Saste, OS (West) in his report mentioned that he has attended the CEC of Gujarat at Rajkot.  Attended CEC of Maharashtra Circle at Mumbai.  M P circle is performing well.  CEC not held in Chatisgarh.

Com. Deveshkumar OS (N)  stated that there are 11 circles under his jurisdiction.  Circle wise performance details along with the membership status, meetings held and other details were briefed.

Com. J Saibaba, AGS (Engg), Com. K. P. Nair, AGS (GD), Com. Basudev Chakraborty  AGS (F), Com. N L Sharma, AGS (HQ) & Com. S.K. Jena, AGS (C/E/A/TF)  Com. Prasun Kumar Mukherhji, Advisor (East), Com. V K Paramasivam, Advisor (South),  & Com. Kanani, Advisors Com. Satishkumar  Advisor presented their reports. Com. Baby Rani Vice President and Com. A G Joshi Vice President were also spoke about the activities of the Associations.

Com. T C Jain, F.S. has briefed about the financial position of the CHQ and the details of the Payment CHQ quota, legal funds and diaries.  All the Organising Secretaries were requested to pursue the payment of CHQ quota, legal fund and payment of diaries.

 

Many circles are not paying legal fund whereas CHQ is paying legal charges regularly towards multiple court cases.   In case the assured one time legal fund is not paid by the circles, the amount paid towards CHQ quota will be adjusted towards the assured legal fund and amount if remaining only will be accounted towards the CHQ Quota.

The issue of co-ordination with AIGETOA had been discussed in detail.

The co-ordination with the AIGETOA is to be made stronger in all the circles and AIBSNLEA being the experienced association should take initiate action to keep the co-ordination and to resolve the issues of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA jointly.

While taking efforts to enhance the membership, concentrate to enroll the non-members of any of the association.

Other organizational activities were also discussed in detail

The meeting concluded at 20 hours with vote of thanks to the chair.<<<Click here for glimpses>>>>>

11-04-.2016:   Meeting with ED (NB):  GS, President, AGS (C/E/Ar/TF), AGS (Engg), AFS met the E.D. (NB) today and discussed the following issues, wherein G.M. (TF) was also present.

1. Gradation List in the grade of JTO (TF) :  We requested for finalization of gradation list of JTO (TF).  The GM (TF) informed that the corrected seniority list from Jabalpur is pending inspite of reminder.  We suggested to call for relevant records from Jabalpur and to prepare the gradation list as per merit list of corporate office.  E D (NB) also suggested the same and GM (TF) agreed to our proposal.

2.  LDCE from JTO (TF) to SDE (TF) : We requested for conducting the LDCE without further delay.  But the GM (TF) apprehended that with the present syllabus the exam is going to be very tough.  So he requested us to pursue Pers. Section to simplify the syllabus as suggested by TF section.  However, ED (NB) requested him to remove the deadlock and ensure early exam.

3.  Promotion from EE (E) to SE (E):  ED (NB) informed that DPC has been completed, but VC available is not current.  So current VC is required before issue of order.  But we cited the case of DGM, CAO promotions where promotion orders were issued subject to the clearance of VC.  He agreed to talk to GM (Pers) and Director (HR) in this direction.  We also requested  him to post one SE (E) in Orissa Circle.

4.  Promotion from SDE (C/E) to EE (C/E):  We requested ED (NB) to expedite the DPCs as per present policy by considering all SDE (C/E), irrespective of the qualification of Diploma / Degree.  We apprised him about the establishment cell letter dated 8.3.2016 regarding updating of service books of TTAs with Diploma Engg. With 10 years experience as degree in engineering.  He is fully convinced and assured to talk to PGM (BW) and CMD and process the case in the next week.  He was also that regarding the vacancies would be filled up from SCF without leaving any posts for MT quota as there is no such provision in BSNL MSRR for Civil / Electrical discipline.

5.  Notional pay fixation w.e.f. 1.10.2000:  we requested to expedite the case by releasing the file from establishment cell.  GS emphasized that ED (NB) being the nodal authority for C/E/Ar/TF disciplines to kindly resolve the issue in consultation with Director (HR) and CMD.  He assured ot take positive steps and try to get it done during his tenure.

6.  Promotion from JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil) on Seniority cum Fitness:  we requested to expedite the DPC considering upto date vacancies and correcting the vacancy calculation under SCF and LDC quota.  He assured to look into the matter.

11-04-.2016:    Good News....... It is learnt that Secy(T) has cleared 78.2% IDA Fitment file for pensioners  along with Cabinet Memo. The file will now go to MOC&IT and after his approval will be sent to Cabinet for approval.
11.04.2016:     GS writes to

(1) The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding requested for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DGM (Adhoc).

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

(c) Representation received from Shri D.S. S. Y Chainulu, AGM (CM Sales), HR No. 198201142 % GMTD, Visakhapatam, Andhra Pradesh & Shri S. Prasada   Rao, HR No. 198309930, AGM (Network Planning), % PGM Telecom District, BSNL, Visakhapatam-530020, Andhra Pradesh Telecom regarding for Consideration to DGM Promotion

(d) Representation received from Shri O. Viswanathan, DE A/T, Inspection Circle, Vijayawada, Staff No. 30507 regarding missing name in list of DGMs adhoc dated 31.03.2016

(e ) Representation received from Shri B. K. Sahoo, AGM CM Cuttack, Staff No. 320191 regarding consideration of his Adhoc promotion from AGM to DGM (T) <<<<Click here for letters>>>>

11.04.2016:   UNITED FORUM OF BSNL EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATIONS COMPRISING AIBSNLEA AND AIGETOA ORGANISED FELICITATION OF CMD BSNL and BSNL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, NEW DELHI ON 11.04.2016 AT HOTEL JANPATH, NEW DELHI: The felicitation of Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, New Delhi on his regular appointment as CMD BSNL for the next four years and Directors of BSNL Board as the BSNL is now turning around  and earning  an operational profit organized by the United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA was held on 11.4.2016 at Hotel Janpath, New Delhi. Along with CMD, BSNL, Director(CFA), Director(HR/Fin.), Director(EB), Director(CM), ED(CA), ED(NB), PGM(Arch), Sr. GM(Legal), GM(Pers.), GM(Estt.), GM(FP), GM(SR) and Jt. GM(Pers.)  of BSNL Corporate Office were present in the programme.

Chief Guest CMD BSNL and Guests of Honors BSNL Board of Directors (CFA/CM/HR & Fin./EB) were felicitated by presenting bouquet and Shawl. CMD BSNL was presented with a memento as a token of love from AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA fraternity i.e. Sh. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Sh. P. Venugopal, President AIBSNLEA, Sh. T.C. Jain, Financial Secretary, AIBSNLEA CHQ, Sh. R.P. Shahu, General Secretary AIGETOA, Sh. RaviSheel Verma, President AIGETOA and Sh. Amit Roy, AGS, AIGETOA.

Com. P. Venugupal, President, AIBSNLEA in his addressed mentioned that, it is a very great and grant occasion for the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA to be with CMD BSNL and all Directors of the BSNL Board. We were very much hopeful at the time of initial appointment of the CMD Shri Anupam Srivastava on temporary basis that he would surely continue as regular CMD and our expectations has become true now by the appointment of  Shri Anupam Srivastava as regular CMD of BSNL.  He wished a great success of the CMD for future.    He also welcomed all Board of Directors, senior officers of BSNL Corporate office and other members present.

Com. Ravisheel Verma, President, AIGETOA mentioned that BSNL is safe in the hands of the present Board of Directors under the leadership of CMD and expressed best wishes to everyone and  expressed that the BSNL will grow its height under the leadership of Shri Anupam Srivastava. 

Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA welcomed to one and all<<<Click here for GS Report>>>>.  He extended sincere thanks to all the Board of Directors, especially the CMD for attending the function despite of busy schedule.  He also expressed his gratitude to all the senior officers for attending the function and gracing the occasion.  He stated that it is a happiest occasion to all of us now to have regular CMD for full term.  He appreciated the efforts of the Board of Directors under the leadership of Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD in achieving the operative profit of BSNL.  He also mentioned that the present HR team of BSNL Corporate office is fully extending the support in resolving the HR issues of executives.  As a part of the efforts and task, HR vertical meeting is taking place weekly at the level of CMD to settle and sort out various HR issues of the employees and executives.  It is a matter of highest appreciation for giving such priority to HR issues by the CMD and holding weekly review meeting of HR issued by HR head.

With the support of the officers of corporate office and BSNL Board, promotion orders of 658 DEs to DGM promotion order were issued by the HR team under the leadership of Director (HR) within a record time of one month time which is a historical achievement.

GS requested the HR team to consider the case of CAO to DGM (F) promotion in line with that of DEs to DGM in Engineering wing.   He also stated that filling up the post of CAOs by diversion of 25% MT Posts to the seniority quota in the finance wing is yet to be approved by the BSNL Board which is already considered by the MC of BSNL.  He requested to withdraw the proposal from the Board and issue orders based on the approval of MC.  He also stated that more than 300 posts of EEs are lying vacant in the Civil / Electrical units which needs to be filled on priority.

GS also requested that Khan Committee report is to be considered and orders are to be issued based on the recommendation for E2 & E3 pay scales which is pending for more than 9 years.  He also mentioned that CPSU cadre hierarchy is to be finalized immediately, as there are JTOs working without any promotion for more than 21 years.

He also mentioned that the other issues like restructuring of AD OL, creation of PPS posts, regularization of officiating JTOs, E1+5 increments benefit to JTO SRD , JAO 2013 batch and PA cadre etc. are already in process and expected that the Director (HR) will settle the issues favorably at the earliest.

GS mentioned that with the positive approach of Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, all the pending HR issues will be settled and executives will contribute more and more to make the BSNL a profit making PSU.  He also mentioned that BSNL will turn around and will take the 3rd PRC in full with the leadership of Shri Anupam Srivastava.

Shri R.K. Mittal, Director (CM), BSNL Board New Delhi mentioned that the occasion is a great movement of being together of the Top Management and Top Association executives together and wished CMD all the best.

Shri Naresh Kumar Mehta, Director (EB), BSNL, New Delhi extended thanks for organizing such a meeting at the right time after getting extension of 4 years to the CMD Shri Anupam Shrivastava.  He mentioned that the present CMD is dynamic and there are lot of improvement in all the verticals due to his hard work and he is monitoring all the aspects throughout the day. Many number of Melas are organized and the sale achieved by the BSNL in the past two months are commendable and the same has benefited BSNL to become operative profit.  In the field units, SIM selling and marketing is being done by all officers including CGMs. He expressed that under the leadership of present CMD any challenge can be faced by the BSNL.

Smt. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR/Fin.), BSNL, New Delhi expressed gratitude for arranging the function.  She Congratulated Shri Anupam Shrivastava for posting him as regular CMD which will get the stability and continuity of CMD for the remaining period of 4 years. 

The changes of the company is going to change the HR policies of the BSNL also.  The officers of the BSNL is very much positive towards the HR issues of the executives and non-executives.  She requested the United Forum to come with priority HR issues.  She mentioned that the HR team of officers are very good at present which are positive in settling the cases.

BSNL is coming out with various issues and the next year for BSNL will be much better than this year.  She mentioned that she feel herself as one amongst the executives. She stated that officers are very supportive and with the support of every one of you, BSNL will touch the sky.

Shri N. K. Gupta, Director (CFA), BSNL, New Delhi expressed thanks to the organizations for arrange such function, which will strengthen the relationship between the management and the associations.  He mentioned that he is sure that BSNL will achieve its target in the days to come. He expressed his gratitude to one and all to make the CFA positive as on 31.3.2016.  He mentioned that various new schemes are being introduced in the near future.  He also mentioned that while taking the decisions, the present board is considering the positive aspects of the decisions.

Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL, New Delhi stated that the whole board was not confirmed.  CMD mentioned that everyone should be away from the comfort, which will help, start thinking differently and start getting results.  The Circle heads are posted based on the performance viz. CGMs and downlines.  The company has turned into operational profit due to the efforts of the entire team of BSNL.  He stated that BSNL has about 225000 employees and the pay and allowances is a huge expenses and after making the payment of salary and allowance, take care off Operation and Maintenance and turning BSNL as operative profit a great achievement.  He stated that the next financial year will be better than this year.  He stated that Board has taken many important decisions like free night calling, roaming free, etc. which was proposed by Director (CFA).  He stated that 2 Million SIMs were added every month and Positive MNP was also a great achievement.  All the boards of Directors were working hard to make the company's positive growth.   He stated that Director(HR) is working hard  and bringing all the associations and unions in support of the BSNL's growth.  He requested all the GSs that the coming year is most crucial.  3rd PRC is expected in the year and solid foundation is required to do this year to take the benefit of the 3rd PRC.   He stated that ?it is like the efforts done by the individuals to pass an IAS exam, which will ensure the secured one's entire life.  Likewise, make the coming year profitable and the rest of the service is rest assured with all the benefits?.  He mentioned that good and quick decisions are taken by the BSNL Board.  658 DGMs were promoted recently and requested everyone to pass on that decision making is to be done by the DGMs who are occupying the important posts.  He stated that when he started is carrier in the department he was working under the departmental DEs and whatever he is today, is due to support and learning from those officers under whom he has served in the beginning.   He wished best wishes to the co-ordination. 

Com. Amit Roy, Assistant General Secretary, AIGETOA expressed vote of thanks to each one and all for attending the function and making it a grand success.   He assured to join hands with the BSNL management to take the BSNL at a Height. Com. C.M. Saste, O.S. (W), AIBSNLEA convened in the programme. The function conclude with lunch. <<<<<Click here for Glimpses of felicitation of CMD BSNL and BSNL's Board of Directors by United Forum comprising AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA at Hotel Janpath, New Delhi on 11.04.2016>>>>

11.04.2016:   Meeting with Director (HR) on various issues related to BSNL pensioners:As scheduled, the meeting took place today at the chamber of Director (HR), wherein GM (A) and G.M. (Estt) were also present.  From the association side President, General Secretary, AGS (Engg), AGS (C/E/Ar/TF) from AIBSNLEA and President, General Secretary, AGS ?I and AGS ? II of AIRBSNLEWA represented.

The discussions took place on the agenda submitted earlier.  The brief of the discussion is as follows:

1.     For outdoor medical bill re-imbursement:  The Association  pointed out that many circles are making the re-imbursement of medical bills of the retired employees abnormally delayed, more over in the recently developed  ERP system the entry of the medical bills of the pensioners are made only at the last stage before the payment. Otherwise it is being done manually as was done in earlier situation.  Therefore, the pensioners are not in a position to track the medical bills online which is available to the serving employees. The condition of the pensioners suffering from acute diseases like cancer, dialysis, etc. are pathetic. The association suggested the following measures to be implemented.

?    Pensioners will prefer their claims in usual way and submit it personally or by speed post / courier as per their convenience.

?    On receipt of the claim the Accounts office shall immediately enter the claim details in the ERP system on the same day.  After entry the system will generate ?a claim no. and intimate the same to the concerned pensioner by SMS?.

?    The pensioner can view the progress of the claim in the portal with help of the claim no.

?    Additionally system will generate SMS whenever the claim processed at each stage of settlement.

?    Finally the payment details against the claim numbers to be intimated to the pensioners so that he/she understand which claim is paid.  The information to be provided in the portal also and claims are to be settled within a specified time limit as in the case of serving employees.

?    The ERP package and BSNL intranet to be suitably modified to cater the above provisions.

Director (HR) and the G.Ms present in the meeting highly appreciated the suggestions and decided to implement the same at the earliest.  Director (HR) asked ED (CN) whether such provisions can be made in the ERP.  ED (CN) informed that the same can be discussed with ITPC wing.  Director (HR) requested to have the discussions immediately, wherein our representatives from the associations will also be present.

2.  For Indoor Medical Treatment:  Association pointed out that other than New Delhi, empanelled hospitals for treatment on cashless basis is practically non-existence  in most of the circles.  

Director (HR) pointed out that, she is aware of the problems and proposal to introduce medi-insurance is under scrutiny and is under active consideration of the BSNL management.  She asked G.M. (A) to decide the issue as quickly as possible.  Association further pointed out that in the committee formed, there is no representative either from the executive association or from the pensioners.   Director (HR) immediately instructed to include both the G.Ss of the executive associations in the committee.

3.  Allowing free calls as per BSNL order in concessional telephones:  Free calls allowed in the concessional telephones for the retired executives are 500 + 50 calls , which should be 500 + 220 calls to BSNL as per BSNL order dated 12.7.2007.  Association pointed out that this could be implemented straight away as the provision already exists in the BSNL's own order.

Director (HR) asked G.M. (A) to examine and settle the issue immediately.

4.  Allowing night free calls in the concessional telephones: Free night calling facility as introduced in the landline phones has not been extended to the concessional telephones of the pensioners which are not coming under service telephone category. 

Director (HR) asked G.M. (A) to examine and put up the issue immediately. 

5.    Transfer of service books of BSNL pensioners to DoT Cells after retirement:  It was pointed out that after retirement, the service books of the CDA pensioners are transferred to concerned CCAs, but for IDA pensioners, it is kept with BSNL only.  For proper upkeepment of the service books, the same may be transferred to the concerned CCAs, who are presently maintaining it electronically for safety and security and also to ensure timely settlement of the future pension revision / family pension settlement, etc.

Director (HR) instructed G.M. (Estt) to examine the issue and find out the present rule position on the subject.

The meeting was held in a  very much co-ordial atmosphere.  Director (HR) categorically mentioned that she personally does not like that the pensioners after their retirement should visit the offices for their claim settlement.  She assured to settle all the issues and expected that in the next meeting she will find smiling faces of the pensioners.  She also requested Com. Prahlad Rai to regularly follow up the issues with her till the issues are settled.

11.04.2016:    Meeting with Director(HR), BSNL Board: GS, AGS(C/E/Arch/TF) met Director(HR) today & requested her to relieve the SDEs(C) on deputation to Ministry of Health and NHM in respect of Sh. Sanjay Mohanti and Sanjay Khendelwal, SDE(C) . We handed over the case of Sh. Sanjay Mohanti, SDE(C), Orissa for relieving him to assume the charge of EE(C), AIIMS, BBSR whose case has already been recommended by CE(C) and PGM(BW). Director(HR) assured to do the needful.

11.04.2016:    BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding transfer and posting in the grade of DGM  of Telecom Operation Stream - Revision regarding     <<<Click here for order>>>>

11.04.2016:    BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding posting of DGMs in BSNL Corporate Office    <<<Click here for order>>>>

11.04.2016:    Congratulations! BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding promotion and posting of 17 more Regular DEs of Telecom Operations Stream to the grade of DGM  purely on temporary and adhoc basis   <<<Click here for order>>>>

11.04.2016:    GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding diversion of  50% MT quota CAO posts to the seniority quota with the approval of  BSNL Management Committee <<<Click here for letter>>>
07.04.2016:    CPC from DE to DGM (left out cases): The CPC to fill up 18 DGM posts of left out cases is expedited today. About 19 DEs VCRs have been received in Pers. Cell, hence DE to DGM promotion order are expected shortly.
05.04.2016:    GS Writes to:

1. The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding  Modification/Cancellation of transfer and Posting order on promotion to DGMs (Adhoc)   <<<<Click here for the letter >>>  <<<<Click here for the letter >>> 

2. The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding  Modification/Cancellation of transfer and posting order in the cadre of AGM  <<<<Click here for the letter >>>

05.04.2016:     Meeting with CMD BSNL :

GS and AGS, OS AIGETOA met CMD BSNL and requested to  take early steps for implementation of Khan Committee Report on E-2,E-3 IDA Pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives and implementation of CPSU Cadre hierarchy, 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees etc.  After some   discussions CMD assured to discuss the matter with Director (HR) for an early decision on these issues.

05.04.2016:     Meeting with Director (HR):

Due to the urgent meeting with  Secy (T), Director (HR) could not conduct the meeting today with United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA.  However, the meeting is rescheduled to be held (tomorrow) on 06-04-2016 at 17-00 hrs.

05.04.2016:    Meeting with GM (Pers):

GS FS met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding:

A Modifications/cancellation of transfer orders on DGM Promotion on   genuine grounds.  GM (Pers) mentioned that posting  on promotion orders  have been issued on policy based and in case some genuine cases are their will be examined and considered accordingly.

B DGM promotion to the senior DEs w.r to their juniors:-  We requested to consider the promotion of senior DEs w.r.to their Juniors.  GM (Pers) mentioned that the cases will be examined on the basis of BSNL MSRRs provisions.  However he advised to provide DOP&T guidelines in this regard. 

05.04.2016:    Meeting with GM(FP):

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

A CPC from  AO to CAO -  we requested to take the  solution on SC/ST roaster implementation as Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh direction so that the CPC to fill up about 700 vacant CAOs Posts may take place.  GM (FP) mentioned  that the Court case in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh has been posted for hearing on 18th May 2016  before that all the applicants will be issued notices by BSNL and after their reply the case will be heard on 18-5-2016.  However, he assured to further study and take the legal opinion in this regard to expedite CPCs.

B 336 MT quota CAO Posts diversion to Seniority quota: We requested to get withdrawal of the issue from BSNL Board and to get resolve based on MC approval as it has already been settled in Telecom Operation stream.  GM (FP) mentioned that the issue is related to BSNL MSRR amendment hence needs approval of the BSNL Board only.  However, the suggestion given by the Association will be further discussed with Dir(HR)/ GM (Pers) for an early solution.

C One year relaxation in the  eligibility service of CAOs to the DGM(Finance) Promotion:-  We requested an early action to take the one year eligibility relaxation in the eligibility service to CAOs for their DGM(Fin) Promotion.  GM(FP) mentioned that in the  last week the same proposal was put to the BSNL Management Committee but could not be cleared for want  some clarification on pay fixation and it was directed to re put in the next MC meeting.  He also clarified  that shortly he will explain the matter to some BSNL MC members and after convincing them in the next BSNL MC the matter will be put for consideration and approval.  He assured after getting the eligibility relaxation the  CPC to fill up more than 200 DGM (Finance) Posts will be initiated.

05.04.2016:    Meeting with ED (NB)

GS, FS met ED (NB) BSNL C.O. and discussed regarding:

A CPC to fill up vacant 27 SE ( E ) Posts-  We requested to expedite CPC from EE (E ) to SE  ( E ) to fill up 27 SE? vacant Posts.  ED (NB) mentioned that CPC work is in process but the Chairman CPC Shri  Pandeyji  PGM (Radio) and CPC member, GM (Estt) are on leave.  He expected after their joining by this week end the CPC may be expedited and there after immediately posting on promotion order will be issued.

B CPC from SDE (C/E) to EE (C/E) : We requested to fill up about 300 EE(C/E) vacant posts by initiating the CPCs.  ED (NB) mentioned that he will discuss the matter with PGM (BW) on pending Court cases and  to process the CPC.  He assured an early action in this regard.

05.04.2016:    AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released the clarification from BSNL Corporate Office on the method of fixation of pay on promotion w.r.t 2nd Pay revision. <<<Click here for order>>>>

05.04.2016:     AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released the orders for admissibility of Profession / Skill Upgradation Allowance at IDA Basic Pay with 78.2% fitment in respect of Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL . <<<Click here for order>>>>

05.04.2016:    BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding counting of pre-appointment training of TTA's as regular service for reckoning 5 tears in the scale of Rs. 13600-25420.   <<<Click here for order>>>>

05.04.2016:   GS Writes to:

1. The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding  consideration of Senior DEs for DGM Promotion w.r.to their Juniors  <<<<Click here for the letter >>> 

04.03.2016:  Communication Received from PGM (Arch):

AIBSNLEA receives communication from the office of PGM (Arch), BSNL CO regarding updating of higher education in Service Book etc. in respect of Shri Rajinder S. Gaikwad. <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

04.03.2016:  Meeting with Director (HR):

GS met Director (HR) and requested to hold a separate meeting to discuss implementation of Khan Committee report on E-2 and E-3 standard IDA pay scales for JTO and SDE equivalent executives and CPSU cadre hierarchy. Director (HR) immediately decided to hold a meeting in this regard by tomorrow at 16.30 Hrs. with the representatives of United Forum comprising of AIBSNLEA and AIGETIA.  We also requested to discuss other pending HR issues. Director (HR) assured to look into.

04.03.2016:  Meeting with GM (Pers.):

GS, FS and Advisor (HQ) met GM (Pers.) and extended our sincere thanks and gratitude for issuing 658 DGM promotions orders in the month of March 2016: GM (Pers.) reciprocated his gesture and assured that shortly left out cases of the DGM promotion orders will also be issued shortly.

04.03.2016:  GS Advisor (HQ) met Jt. GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:

A CPC from DE to DGM left out cases: We requested to expedite the CPC from DE to DGM of left out cases. Jt. GM (Pers.) informed that about 17 VCRs of the eligible DEs have been received from CVO and shortly their promotion orders will be issued. Similarly, about 20 eligible DEs' missing APR out of the pending 58 cases have been received for which CPC will be expedited in this week itself and promotion orders will be issued.

 

B Consideration of some genuine cases of medical ground in DGM (Adhoc) posting orders: we requested to consider some genuine cases of medical ground in DGM (Adhoc) posting orders. Jt. GM (Pers.) mentioned that such cases will be examined and thereafter only necessary action will be taken. He further clarified that already most of the DGM vacancies of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharshtra and Rajasthan Circles have been filled-up and excess DGMs from these circles have been posted to the deficit circles hence it is difficult to consider cancellation.

 

C Restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre: We requested for an early decision for restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre. Jt. GM (Pers.) mentioned that matter is under consideration and being examined as per the advice of EF Cell to consider the matching-saving concept however, he assured an early decision in this regard.

 

D Creation of Sr. PPS/PPS Posts in BSNL: We requested for creation of Sr. PPS/PPS Posts in BSNL at the earliest. Jt. GM (Pers.) informed that the matter has been withdrawn from the agenda of BSNL Board and on the basis of approval of BSNL MC the necessary orders will be issued shortly in this regard.

 

E E5 to E6 Scale upgradation to DGM (Adhoc): WE requested to issue orders with respect to E5 to E6 Scale upgradation for the Gr. ?B? level officer on their promotion to DGM (Adhoc).  Jt. GM (Pers.) informed that the case is being withdrawn from the agenda of BSNL Board and on the basis of approval of the BSNL MC necessary orders will be issued shortly.

04.04.2016:   GS Writes to:

1. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL extending sincere thanks and gratitude for issuing 658 DGM promotions in the month of March 2016  <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

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

01.04.2016:  Status of Court Cases ? Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh / High Court Kerala:

i. The Court case regarding JTO to SDE  promotions in the Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh came for hearing on 31st March 2016 and dismissed. However, still there is a stay order granted by the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala on promotion from JTO to SDE. The next date of hearing of the case in the  Hon'ble High Court of Kerala is 04.04.2016. After vacation of the stay orders by Hon'ble High Court of Kerala, the CPC proceeding for JTO to SDE promotions will be expedited.

 

ii. The Court case regarding SDE to DE  promotions came for hearing in the Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh on 31st March 2016 and posted for further hearing on 23.04.2016. Similarly,

 

iii. The Court case regarding AO to CAO promotions also came for hearing in the Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh on 31st March 2016 and posted for further hearing during May 2016. Actual date of hearing will be known shortly.

31.03.2016:  Felicitation of Shri Shameem Akhtar, PGM (SR) on his superannuation:

GS, FS, AGS (HQ) and Advisor (HQ) met Shri Shameem Akhtar, PGM (SR) and felicitated him on his retirement from Govt. Service on attaining the age of superannuation w.e.f. 31.03.2016 <<<<Click here for the photo >>>>

31.03.2016:  Meeting with CMD BSNL and Director (HR):

GS, FS and Advisor (HQ) met CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and other Board of Directors and extended them our sincere thank and gratitude for issuance of 658 DGM Promotion orders in this month. CMD and Director (HR) congratulated all the newly promoted DGMs and expected that the newly promoted DGMs will give their best for the growth of BSNL. CMD further mentioned that I am glad to see that our 658 DEs are promoted to a senior level post. We assured our fullest co-operation for the betterment of BSNL.

31.03.2016:  Most urgent:

Following DEs are promoted to DGM (Adhoc) today and going to retire today itself:

1. P Mohan Das, 198005638 CHTD

2. Amar Singh, 198302459 HR

3. E M Thomas. 197804214 KRL

4. Kochurani K M, 198313658 KRL

5. S Udaya Verma, 198006832 KTK

6. A Raji, 198100567 TN

All the concerned Circle Secretaries are requested to arrange the Joining Report as DGM in respect of these officers within one hour and send through email to adgp1@bsnl.co.in and GS, AIBSNLEA so that their Retirement Orders may be got issued as DGM (Adhoc).

31.03.2016:  DE to DGM Promotion orders are issued: <<<<Click here for Promotion Orders>>>>

Congratulations! AIBSNLEA consistent and untiring efforts yielded result in getting released 445 DGM promotion orders today.  The CPC was initiated to fill up 587 vacant DGM Posts. About 148 DEs cases could not be considered due to ineligibility of required service.  About 58 DEs cases could not be assessed due to non-availability of ACRs.  However, 58 DEs promotion orders will be issued subsequently on receipt of the required documents immediately.  During this month 213+445=658 DGM Promotion orders have been issued against 800 vacant DGM Posts.  Initially, the 480 DE to DGM promotion could not be expedited under the threat of contempt case by 147 SDEs (LDCE) quota seniority case pending in the Hon'ble Supreme Court.  But with our continuous efforts we could convince CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and GM (Pers) that since the seniority of 147 SDEs(LDCE) quota has been quashed by the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench and Hon'ble High Court Kerala and there is no stay order on promotion from Hon'ble Supreme Court hence, promotion orders can be issued and by these great efforts all the senior officers could be convinced and after taking the legal opinion from BSNL's senior advocate and Addl. Solicitor General, Govt. of India the BSNL Management decided to proceed to DGM promotion against the CPC completed to fill up 480 DGM posts and with decision to withdraw BSNL's SLP filed in support of 147 SDEs (LDCE quota) in the Hon'ble Supreme Court. In first step, 213 DGM promotion orders were issued on 4th March 2016 from the CPC completed to fill up 480 DGM posts on the existing TES Group B seniority lists 1 to 5 (year of recruitment basis) but under the assurance that immediately next CPC will be initiated to fill up remaining 587 vacant DGM posts with Rule-206 as per the Hon'ble Supreme Court direction and Expert Committee Report.

 

As soon as the 213 DGM promotion orders were released on 4th March 2016, immediately a contempt notice was received by BSNL C.O. from the Advocate of 147 SDEs (LDCE quota) to consider them also for promotion and to reply within 4 weeks' time.  Again on 16th March 2016 on the day of hearing in the Hon'ble Supreme Court the contempt application filed by 147 SDEs (LDCE quota) against 213 DGM promotion wherein they were not promoted.  After some arguments Hon'ble Supreme Court dismissed the contempt application which paved the way to BSNL Management to expedite CPCs to fill up the vacant DGM Posts immediately without any fear of further contempt.  AIBSNLEA made its sincere efforts in collecting the missing APARs/VCRs and the information regarding date of joining in Adhoc/Regular DE promotion of the eligible candidates. The Personal cell staff also vigorously works to expedite the CPC.  The Chairman CPC Sh. Pandey ji PGM (Radio) BSNL C.O., Shri S.S. Aggarwal GM(EB), GM(Pers) and CLO BSNL C.O. were very positive ad dedicated to expedite the CPCs. All these developments took place only when our CMD desired to fill up the vacant DGM posts immediately and thereafter Director (HR) and GM (Pers) did their best to expedite CPCs and to issue promotion orders on fast track manner i.e. two big promotion orders numbering 658 within a month time.

 

We are extremely thankful to CMD BSNL for honoring the commitment and  Director (HR), GM (Pers), Jt. DGM (Pers), DGM (Pers-II) AGM (P-I), AGM (CPC), other Pers. Cell staff members, Chairman CPC PGM(Radio), GM (EB), CLO BSNL C.O., PGM (SR), Sr.GM (legal), AGM (Legal), CVO BSNL C.O. and all Circle Heads in expediting CPCs and issuing DGM promotion orders.  Once again our sincere thanks to CMD, BSNL, Director (HR), GM (Pers) and whole Pers. cell staff for their positive approach in issuing promotion orders.

 

Now, it is our turn to reciprocate in positive way by devoting more in our duty to earn more and more revenue for BSNL. Also newly promoted DGMs should exercise their authority in decision making manner for the growth of BSNL.

31.03.2016:   Flash! on DE to DGM promotions - Orders may be issued today at any time:

-  CMD clears the file containing the minutes of the CPC for promotion of 445 DEs to the post of DGMs

- GS is pressing hard for issuance of DE to DGM promotion order today itself. Promotion orders are expected to be issued today itself at any time.

30.03.2016:   DE to DGM promotion - Orders are expected by tomorrow morning:

GS, FS Advisor (HQ) met CMD BSNL and requested for issuing promotion orders from DE to DGM today itself since our 7 DEs are retiring tomorrow. CMD mentioned that the file came to him today wherein some points have been approved but on some points he has asked clarifications from Director (HR) and after the clarifications approval will be given immediately by tomorrow morning itself. Hence, even retiring DEs may get the benefits of the promotions. He congratulated all the DEs to be promoted as DGM in advance and mentioned that these newly promoted DGMs should deliver goods immediately to increase the BSNL's revenue and its turn around. They should also exercise their authority and taking decisions in day to day work. He further mentioned that this financial year is crucial in view of 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL. He is desirous to implement 3rd PRC recommendations in full for BSNL employees to justify his presence. We also reciprocated and assured our fullest co-operation.

 

Here after, we met Director (HR) and requested to get the clearance on CPC from DE to DGM from CMD BSNL at the earliest. Director (HR) mentioned that the queries made by CMD BSNL has been replied in file and tomorrow morning the approval from CMD BSNL will be taken and just after the promotion orders will be issued.

 

Status of CPC from EE (E) to SE (E):

The CPC minutes for promotions from EE (E) to SE (E) could not be finalized due to not availability of one of the CPC member i.e. GM (Estt) being on leave. After returning of GM (Estt) from leave, the minutes will be signed and promotion orders will be issued.

29.03.2016:  Meeting with GM(FP): GS,FS met GM(FP) and discussed regarding:
(a) CPC from AO to CAO :- We requested to expedite CPC from AO to CAO by getting stay order vacated from Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh Bench. GM (FP) mentioned that he will discuss the matter with GM (Pers) to attend the court hearing on 31st March-16 in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh. He assured that as soon as the stay order on promotion is vacated CPCs from AO to CAO, JAO to AO will be expedited.
(b) CPC from CAO to DGM (Fin):- We requested to initiate CPC to fill up vacant DGM (Finance) Posts. GM (FP) mentioned that the case for relaxation in the eligibility criteria of 4 years service has been processed to the competent authority for approval.
(c) Withdrawal of MT Posts (CAO) diversion proposal from BSNL Board and to issue order on the basis of BSNL MC approval. GM (FP) directed AGM (SEA) to immediately process the proposal for withdrawal from BSNL Board immediately. He assured an early action in this regard.
(d) Consideration of some AOs/ CAOs transfer orders cancellation/modifications on genuine grounds:- GM (FP) assured to examine the pending transfer cases for necessary action.

29.03.2016:  Meeting with Director(HR):  GS AIBSNLEA, President AIGETOA and AGS AIGETOA today met Director (HR) discussed the issues. We apprised her about the resentment growing into the minds of the executives of BSNL due to continued delay by HR managers on the settlement of the pending HR issues and non-implementation of Khan Committee Report on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and implementation of E2 and E3 pay scales. Director (HR) appreciated the concern and clarified that matter has been discussed with CMD BSNL and on that basis very soon decision is to be taken on implementation of E2 and E3 Pay scale. On the issue of CPSU cadre Hierarchy, it was informed that shortly a presentation will be given to CMD BSNL and thereafter the decision in the same shall be taken in consultation with representative association. We impressed upon to give the first presentation on Khan Committee recommendations on CPSU cadre Hierarchy. Director (HR) assured that based on the Khan Committee report only, a decision shall be taken. We further reiterated our stand on MT recruitment and requested her to take necessary action for the cancellation of MTRRs as committed in the minutes. Director (HR) told that she shall be discussing the matter with CMD BSNL.

We requested to issue the promotion orders from DE to DGM to fill up the 587 DGM vacant posts and also informed that about seven DEs eligible for DGM Promotion are retiring on 31st March and hence the orders should be issued by tomorrow to protect their pensionary benefits. Director (HR) mentioned that CPC work is in progress and the promotion orders will be issued by tomorrow i.e. 30th March 2016.

The Team also met PGM Radio, Chairman of the CPC and requested him to expedite the CPC work. He immediately called AGM CPC and signed the minutes of the CPC. Hence, the promotion orders can be issued by tomorrow.

Thereafter, the team met CMD BSNL also and explained about the issues i.e. CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and implementation of E2 and E3 Pay scales on the basis of Khan Committee report. We also told him that we have complete faith on his assurances over all the issues and the same should not be deviated by his HR team. CMD BSNL gave patient hearing and told us that all issues are being taken care of. CMD BSNL shall be discussing the issues with Director (HR) and the HR team on 31st March 2016 in the HR vertical meeting.

During the discussion with CMD BSNL, we extended our sincere thanks and gratitude for issuing the promotion orders to fill up all the vacant DGM posts from Group B Level executives. CMD BSNL reciprocated our gesture and asked us to motivate all the newly promoted DGMs to take timely and Firm decisions in their day to day work and bring more and more revenue for BSNL.

We further reiterated our stand on MT recruitment and requested CMD BSNL to direct his team to move the file for cancellation of MT RRs and DGM RRs as committed in the minutes. CMD assured to look into the same.    

29.03.2016:   Status of cases CA No.4389/2010 (UOI & Ors. Vs. Sohan Lal Sayal), SLP (C) No.24303/2013 (K.S. Hegde Vs. UOI & Ors.), SLP (C) No.32284/2013 (Manoj Kr. Tripathi Vs. UOI & Ors.) and etc. etc. on TES Gr "B" seniority in the Hon'ble Supreme Court on dated 16.03.2016:

The next date of hearing in the matter is 18.04.2016.

29.03.2016:     Status of Court Case regarding referendum of Executive Associations in BSNL:

The case regarding referendum of Executive Associations of BSNL came up for hearing on 23rd March 2016 in the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka but could not be heard and deferred for four weeks. Next date of hearing will be intimated later on. Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka has presently granted stay orders on the referendum of Executive Associations of BSNL.

29.03.2016:   GS met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding:

A. DE to DGM promotion: We requested to expedite the CPC from DE to DGM to fill up 587 DGM posts. GM (Pers) mentioned that CPC work is in progress and efforts are being made to issue promotion orders by today evening or tomorrow morning. He also informed that about 400 clear cases are being considered for DGM promotions and keeping remaining vacancies for the un-accessed cases which will be filled up subsequently on receipt of their particulars.

B. CPC from SDE to DE: We requested to expedite the CPC from SDE to DE. GM (Pers) mentioned that the CPC was in process but stalled due to stay order on promotion granted by the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh. However, the case is listed for hearing on 31st March 2016. In case, if the stay order is vacated immediately the CPC work to fill-up 750 DEs vacant posts will be resumed.

C. CPC from JTO to SDE (T): GM (Pers) informed that Kerala Telecom Circle has filed OA and MA in the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala for an early hearing of the case and vacation of the stay order on promotion. Now the case has been posted for hearing on 4th April 2016. 

D. CPSU Cadre Hierarchy: We requested for early submission of the comments on Khan committee report on CPSU cadre hirearchy. GM (Pers) mentioned that just after the promotion orders on DE to DGM he will concentrate on this issue.

29.03.2016:   GS Writes to:

1. Ms. Sujata Ray Director (HR), BSNL Board, regarding grant of a meeting to discuss Long Pending Problem of the   Pensioners on 11.4.2016 <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

2. The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel -<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

3. The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding  requested for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE

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

4. The ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding  Representation received from Shri Sanjay Khandelwal, HR No. 198907089 SDE (Civil), BSNL Zone, Jodhpur regarding relieving to NRHM on deputation. Reg.

(b) Representation received from Shri A. K. Mathur SDE (Civil) % DE (GSM) Plg. HQ, PGMTD, Jaipur regarding requested for his cancellation transfer order  <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

28.03.2016:   GS Writes to:

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

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

28.03.2016:  Status of CPC from DE to DGM:

GS met and discussed the concerned officers of CPC Cell in BSNL Corporate Office and find that about 53 DEs were declared non-eligible to be promoted as DGM in absence of the information from circles regarding their date of joining as Adhoc DE and DE (Regular). After taking the list from CPC Cell Com GS immediately contacted all concern Circle Secretaries to provide necessary information today it-self to expedite the CPC and to avoid left out cases. Circle Secretaries responded too and about 39 DEs date of joining was immediately collected from all the circles. About 14 DEs information of their date of joining is still awaited. All the concerned Circle Secretaries are requested to provide the information immediately by tomorrow morning up-to 12 noon to avoid left out cases.

 

GS also met and discussed with the Chairman, CPC and other members of the CPC to expedite it by tomorrow so that DGM promotion orders are issued before 31st March 2016 as assured by CMD BSNL to the United Forum. They assured to complete the CPC work by tomorrow itself.

 

The CPC has been initiated to fill-up 587 vacant DGM posts wherein DEs are being promoted on the basis of TES Gr ''B'' seniority as per Rule 206 in view of Hon'ble Supreme Court directions. It will cover 213 DGM promotion orders already issued as per TES Gr ''B'' seniority on the basis of year of recruitment i.e. Rule 1966. Hence, all vacant 800 DGM posts are being filled-up before 31st March as assured by CMD BSNL to the United Forum.

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

HOLI -2016

TO ONE & ALL

22.03.2016: Meeting with CMD BSNL

GS, FS met CMD BSNL and appraised him about the 7% positive  growth taking  place in AP Telecom Circle.  He appreciated  the efforts taken by CGMT AP Telecom  Circle and apprised that this month March 16, till today in CM segment 2.2 Million GSM Telephone connections, which may touch 2.5 million target.  Similar efforts are being made in CFA and  EB  segments for positive growth.  He also mentioned that in the recent inaugural function on 17th March 2016 Hon'ble MOC & IT has advised  Secy. (T) DOT to extend all sort  of genuine help to BSNL.  He also appraised that today also along with Dir (Finance)  he   met  Secy. (T) and member (Fin) DOT for releasing of Rs.1250 crores  Rural Deficit Charges and this  is priority issue at present.

22.03.2016:  GS met ED (NB) and discussed regarding

(a)  (a)   Filling up of the vacant EE (C/E) Posts.  We requested to take necessary steps for filling up of the vacant posts of EE(C/E).  ED (NB) assured to discuss the matter with PGM (BW) for  initiating CPCs to fill up the vacant EE (C/E) Post.

      (b)   External Projects to BSNL:  We requested  for approving certain measures for turnaround of BSNL  by procurement of external works of Ministry of C&IT / HRD etc. by BSNL Civil Wing

(c)  (C) Proper SC/ST roster implementation in BSNL:  We requested  for Updating Roster in the grade of SDE(C) and vacancy calculations under SCF/LDCE quota.

22.03.2016:  GS met GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding

(a)  (a) CPC from DE to DGM ? We requested to expedite CPC from DE to DGM. GM (Pers) mentioned that CPC work to fill up about 600 DGM Posts is in process and efforts are being made to issue DGM Promotion order shortly. We further extended our sincere thanks for taking efforts in filling of the vacant DGM Posts.  He appreciated our concern and  assured that after these DGMs promotions the next CPC work will also be initiated to fill up remaining about 300 vacant DGM Posts immediately.  He further mentioned that as soon as the stay order from Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh is vacated CPC from SDE (T) to DE will be expedited to fill up the vacant DE Posts. We also requested  to  post DGM with minimum displacement.

     (b)  Restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre:  GM (Pers.) informed that PGM (EF) Cell has cleared the file today and  it is received by him.  After the approval of MC of BSNL Board the AD (OL) cadre will be restructured immediately.

(c) (c) Consideration of  Request tenure transfers of SDEs/DEs ? GM (Pers) assured to consider pending transfer cases in the month of April 2016.

22.03.2016:   GS Writes to

1. Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board, regarding Updated Roster in the grade of SDE(C) and vacancy calculations under SCF/LDCE quota- Mistakes regarding <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

2.Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister of Communication & IT, Govt. of India, regarding r<