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22.07.2019: 

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

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

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

22.07.2019:  Dear Comrades!

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

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

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

Thank you Comrades.

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

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

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

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

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

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19.07.2019:  BSNL's News in Media

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

 

General Secretary's report approved unanimously.

Statement of Accounts approved unanimously.

 

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

 

Central Office Bearers:

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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08.07.2019:  GS writes to on 3.7.2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting ended with National Anthem.

The entire meeting Hall was Jam Packed with mammoth gathering.

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

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

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

Let us continue to "Be the Best".. 

Anupam Shrivastava,
CMD BSNL
"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25.06.2019:  GS writes to

(i) Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding

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

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

Dear Comrades,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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6th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA

(To be held at Vijaywada , Andhra Pradesh)

Schedule

12.07.2019

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

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

13.07.2019

> Pre - AIC CWC Meet at 10.00 Hrs.

> Arrival of Delegates

14.07.2019 to 16.07.2019

> 6th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA

17.07.2019

> Departure of Delegates


Make it a Grand Success by>>>>

> Attending the Conference in a large number.

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

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

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

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

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

> No extra Delegates / Observers are allowed.

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

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

LONG LIVE AIBSNLEA                                                                      LONG LIVE BSNL