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

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

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

14.03.2019: AIBSNLEA re-notifies its 6th AIC at Vijaywada , Andhra Pradesh: 6th All India Conference of All India BSNL Executives' Association (AIBSNLEA) will be held at Tummalapalli Kshethrayya Vari Kalashetram, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh from 14th to 16th of July 2019....<<<<<<<Click here for Notification>>>>>>


Pre-AIC Central Working Committee meeting
of AIBSNLEA will be held at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on 13th July, 2019 at 10.00 Hrs and a meeting of the CHQ office bearers & Advisors / Consultants will be held at the 6th AIC Venue on 12th July, 2019 at the 17.00 Hrs. Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. ..
..<<<<<<<Click here for Notification.>>>>>>>>

 

The 3rd AIC of AIRBSNLEWA: The 3rd AIC of All India Retired BSNL Executives' Welfare Association (AIRBSNLEWA) will also be held on 17th April, 2019 at 10.00 Hrs (For One Day) at the same venue.
The boarding and lodging arrangements for The CHQ office bearers /Advisors / Consultants /Circle Secretaries / Circle Presidents / CWC Members will be from 12th July, 2019 to 17th July, 2019   and for the delegates have been made from 13th July, 2019 to 17th July, 2019.

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AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY, PROSPEROUS, COLORFUL & HEALTHY

HOLI

to one & ALL

18.03.2019: Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board on 14.03.2019: GS, President met with Director (HR) BSNL Board and discussed regarding:-

(a) DE to DGM promotion: We requested to issue early promotion order from DE to DGM (Engg.) to fill-up 891 vacant DGM posts. Director (HR) assured to discuss  the matter with PGM(Pers.) for early action.

 (b) Consideration of request/tenure transfers of SDEs/DEs/DGMs and AOs/CAOs/DGM (Fin.)s: We extended our sincere thanks for issuing long pending DGM(Finance) and AOs transfer orders and requested to consider the SDE/DEs/DGMs (Telecom) transfers also. Director (HR) assured for consideration.

18.03.2019:  Meeting with Advisor (Finance) DOT  on 14.03.2019: GS, President met with Advisor(Finance) and discussed regarding:-

Denial of 1st Time Bound Promotion under EPP after 5 years by Pr. CCA Kolkata:- The office  Pr. CCA Kolkata while settlement of Pension of the retired executives of Calcutta Telephones,   disallowed the 1st promotion given after 5 years under EPP to all the executives. As a result lakhs of rupees have been recovered from their pensionary benefits and their pension was also fixed at lower stage. The estimated no of such executives who got first promotion after 5 years is about 300 in number. Most of them are retired and rest will be retiring soon. We requested Advisor (Finance) to intervene in the matter so that Pr. CCA  Kolkata settle the pension cases in the true spirit of EPP. Advisor(Finance) assured to look into the matter for its early settlement.

14.03.2019:  Postponement of 6th AIC of AIBSNLEA proposed to conduct on 9th to 11th April 2019 at Vijayawada due to General elections notified and elections scheduled for AP state on 11th April 2019:

The host circle Andhra Pradesh has requested CHQ for the postponement of 6th AIC of AIBSNLEA proposed to conduct on 9th to 11th April 2019 at Vijayawada due to General elections notified and elections scheduled for AP state on 11th April 2019.

The general elections for parliament and some states throughout India notified schedule of elections from 11th April to 17th May 2019. As per CHQ notification the 6th AIC was notified from 9th to 11th of April 2019 at Vijayawada and the parliament and assembly elections for AP state scheduled on 11th April 2019. As per election code strict rules are being imposed and there will be 144 section for 72 hours before elections on 11th April 2019. The vehicles and hotels and the persons suspicious are under check is already started. Big gatherings and meetings are not permitted as per election code. In these circumstances it is very difficult to organize the 6th AIC which requires several delegates to participate in the Programme, Both assembly and parliament elections were scheduled for AP state on 11th April itself. We have thoroughly discussed with our AP Circle Office bearers and decided to request CHQ to postpone the proposed 6th AIC at Vijayawada. We are ready to organize the 6th AIC at Vijayawada as per the new schedule of dates.
We have approached corporation authorities and they confirmed that they will allot the AC auditorium for 3 days from 14th to 16th of July 2019. For conducting 6th AIC at Vijayawada.
In view of the above, AIBSNLEA CHQ has issued notice of postponement of 6th AIC on 14th,15th &16th July 2019 and Pre - AIC CWC meeting on 13th July 2019.       

<<<Click here for notice of Pre- AIC CWC >>>

<<<Click here for notice of 6th AIC>>>

14.03.2019:  Pers. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding economy measures and rationalization of expenditure - guidelines relating to Company Cost transfers and oun cost transfers (for posting in areas other than tenure areas) <<<Click here for order>>>
14.03.2019:  BSNL Corporate Office issued clarification on settlement of Medical claims of deployed / Serving officers availing CGHS Facility in BSNL <<<Click here for letter>>>
14.03.2019:  GS writes to

(i) The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding representation received from Shri Heera Nand Sambhnani HR No. 1801305 JAO ITPC Pune –request for deputation Under Rule-9 to Rajasthan Telecom Circle. <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) PGM(Pers.), BSNL Corporate office regarding

(a) Representation received from Shri Sanatan Ojha, SDE Staff No 107678 HR No. 99210932 working in TRAI as Senior Research Officer, Regional Officer, Jaipur, on deputation for posting in BSNL CO New Delhi.

(b) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of SDE ......... <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

14.03.2019:  <<<<<Click here for AUAB Circular dated 14.03.2019>>>>>
14.03.2019:  AUAB writes to CMD BSNL regarding request for discussing the roadmap to bring BSNL out of the present crisis <<<Click here for letter>>>
14.03.2019:  AIBSNLEA's consistent efforts yielded result in getting released long awaited DGM(F) and AO Transfer orders <<<Click here for AO transfer order>>>

OUR sincere thanks to Director(HR), BSNL Board,  PGM(Pers), DGM(SEA),  AGM(SEA) and Accounts Personnel's of SEA Section.

Twitter campaign on Revival of BSNL: Shortly, AUAB is going to start a campaign on ‘REVIVAL OF BSNL’ through Twitter to PMO, narendramodi, manojsinha, CMDBSNL, DoT etc. For that a Twitter account @savebsnlindia will be created by AUAB.


Procedure for being part of this campaign is as under:
Step 1: Create a Twitter account, in case you don’t have.
Step 2: Follow @savebsnlindia & also click on ‘Bell Icon’ to enable instant notifications.
Step 3: Re-Tweet all messages, which are posted on @savebsnlindia with your own comments, emotions etc to:
@narendramodi_in
@narendramodi
@PMOIndia
@manojsinhabjp
@DoT_India
@CMDBSNL

13.03.2019:  SEA Cell of BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding transfer & posting /re-allotment order in the grade of JAG of TAFS in BSNL      <<<<<Click here for order>>>>
13.03.2019:  GS writes to

1. The Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding 

(a)  Representation from Shri Suhash Chand Staff No. 37622, Shri Rakesh Kumar Dhiman Staff No. 37620 & Rajendra Kumar Dhiman Staff No. 37843 regarding provisional sequence list/provisional list of eligible    AGMs for considering them for promotion to DGM(T) on Adhoc basis –regarding errors /omissions ...........<<<Click here for letter>>>


2. The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate office regarding 
(a) Representation from Shri N. Bhakta Pothana Rao, HR No. 199203689 JAO regarding Implementation of ACP in respect of Telecom Accounts Clerical Cadre request for grant of financial upgradation (Pay fixation).
(b) Representation from Shri N.B. Raj Kumar, AGM, Staff No. 33265, S. Ramesh Kumar, Staff no. 36744  & Chandrashekar N. DGM(L/A) HR No. 198606464 regarding Inclusion of his name in provisional sequence list/provisional seniority list of eligible AGMs for considering for promotion to DGM (T) on ad-hoc basic- regarding errors /omissions.
(c) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Accounts officer
(d) Representation from Shri Lolla Madhavi PA to PGM (CM), HR No. 199802342 regarding implement of directions in the judgement of SLP (c)  No. 17130-1731/2012 by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India –case of Steno Grade-II
(e) Representation from Shri G.K. Gawali AGM regarding missing of his name in provisional sequence list/provisional seniority list of eligible AGM for considering them for promotion to DGM (T) on ad-hoc basis.
 (f) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of SDE 
(g) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of AGM...............<<<Click here for letter>>>
 
3.The PGM (Admin) BSNL Corporate office regarding 

(a) Representation from Shri Abhay Kumar Mishra, SDE (Admn), HR No. 98100861 regarding reminder for Sanction of bone Marrow transplant cost. ....................<<<Click here for letter>>>

13.03.2019:  Meeting with CMD BSNL:

Dear Comrades,
The AUAB held a meeting with the CMD BSNL today morning, regarding payment of salary. It is assured by the CMD BSNL that the February salary will be disbursed by 20-03-2019. The AUAB demanded a full fledged meeting between the AUAB and the BSNL Management, to discuss the road map for bringing BSNL out of the crisis. The CMD BSNL agreed to hold it shortly. AUAB leaders are meeting tomorrow morning at 11.30 AM for future course of actions.

12.03.2019:  Meeting with PGM (Pers.): GS, President & AGS(Fin.) met PGM(Pers.) and discussed regarding:-

(a) DE to DGM promotion: We requested to issue early promotion order from DE to DGM (Engg.) to fill-up 891 vacant DGM posts, since the CPC has been completed three months before. We requested that the 30 days’ time given in calling the objections on DE seniority List has been completed and now after examining the objections promotion order should be issued immediately. PGM (Pers) assured to look in to the matter.

 (b) Consideration of request/tenure transfers of AOs/CAOs/DGM (Fin.)s: We requested for consideration of request/tenure transfers of AOs/CAOs/DGM(Fin.)s. PGM(Pers.) mentioned that the clarification from DoT has been sought from DoT today in respect of Code of Conduct. After receiving the clarification necessary action will be taken.

 (c) Implementation of Rule 206 as per the Hon’ble Supreme Court order: We requested the PGM (Pers) to implement the Rule 206 as per the Hon’ble Supreme Court order. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the Legal Opinion from ASG has been received and the necessary action in this regard is being taken by the Pers Cell. PGM (Pers) mentioned that ASG has clarified that Expert Committee Report has not been considered by the Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgement dates 14.12.2017.  We did not agree the statement of PGM (Pers) and mentioned that now further litigation will take place in terms of Contempt of Court.

12.03.2019:  AUAB writes to Shri Manoj Sinha Ji, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications (I/C), Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Asoka Road, New Delhi regarding requesting urgent support to BSNL, by facilitating BSNL to avail bank loan for the maintenance of networks-<<<Click here for letter>>>
09.03.2019:  GS writes to

(i) The PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO, New Delhi regarding Discrepancy in Seniority lists in respect of Rule-206 after Supreme Court Judgement on 14-12-2017 - <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) The Advisor (Finance), DoT regarding denial of 1st Time Bound Promotion under EPP after 5 years by Pr. CCA Kolkata -<<<Click here for letter>>>

09.03.2019:  5th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Circle on 08.03.2019 at Mathura:

5th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Circle was organized on 08.03.2019 at the Hotel Ganpati Palace’s Conference Hall, Mathura in a grand manner. It was attended by Com President Shri S.Shivakumar, Com. GS Shri Prahlad Rai and Organizing Secretary (North) Com. Devesh Sharma from AIBSNLEA CHQ side. The PGM Mathura Shri Suryakant was the Chief Guest in the Conference. Shri Babulal DGM (P & A) Mathura and Shri D.P.Sharma IFA Mathura attended the OPEN SESSION as special guests. Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Shri Jagmohan Meena welcomed all the dignitaries. All the dignitaries on the dias were warmly welcomed by garlanding and presenting mementoes.

Shri A.H.Khan Circle President AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) in his welcome address welcome all the dignitaries and appreciated the achievements of AIBSNLEA CHQ specially GS AIBSNLEA in continuously resolving the issues of BSNL Executives.

Shri Jagmohan Meena Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) in his key note address appraised the role of AIBSNLEA Circle body in resolving the issues of the Executives' of UP (WEST) Circle. He thanked the CHQ for its tireless efforts for resolving the UP (WEST) Circle Executives' problems. He hoped that BSNL will flourish in the days to come. At last he welcomed the entire distinguished guests for their esteemed presence in the Circle Conference.

Com. Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) CHQ in his address congratulated the UP(W) comrades for the successful conduction of the Circle Conference. He appealed to enhance the membership of the AIBSNLEA in UP West Circle in the days to come for winning the next referendum. He expressed his full belief that in the days to come, the comrades of UP(W) Circle will participate in the Association’s calls with full spirit, Strength and enthusiasm. He mentioned the importance of the participation of the members of UP(W) Circle in Organizational calls and its impact on the entire country for getting resolves the issues. At last he wished for the grand success of the Circle Conference.

Com. S.Shivakumar All India President in his address conveyed his gratitude for the successful Open Session. He mentioned in detail the fact about delay in salary of Feb 2019 and the efforts made by the AIBSNLEA for its release. He appealed all to work together for getting more and more revenue for BSNL. He mentioned the important role of BSNL in natural calamities and terrorists attacks.

He informed that DoT, due to overzealous attitude not providing any support in the form of Letter of Comfort  to BSNL. Com. President explained the efforts of AIBSNLEA especially GS for issuing the historical 13000 Executives’ promotions in one months time. He also mentioned that AIBSNLEA is the only Association which is persuing the issues in DoT every day. Com. President concluded with the wishes of the grand success of Open Session.

Com. Prahlad Rai GS AIBSNLEA, congratulated the comrades of UP (West) Circle for the successful Open Session and thanked the comrades for their participation. He congratulated all for the elaborate arrangement of conference and making the UP (West) as an important circle in North Zone due to near location of Delhi. In his detailed address Com. GS mentioned that the UP(W) Circle is a very important Circle for the AIBSNLEA and as well as BSNL .

Com. GS mentioned that the viability and existence of BSNL is the most important issue today and we have to analyze the reasons of BSNL's today's position of huge financial crunch. Com GS informed that after more the 10000 Crores profit in 2004-05, in recent past years BSNL have made the Losses , which is a serious concern for all of us. In his detailed address Com. GS mentioned that due to un-helping and over-jealous attitude of the Govt. officers i.e. non-payment USOF Charges i.e 2000 Crores/Annum from July 2011, withdrawal of ADC from July 2008 , Exhausting 36000 Crores BSNL reserve,  spectrum charges (3G & BWA) of Rs. 18,500 Crores, non-reimbursement of licenses fee has adversely affected the viability of BSNL and is contrary to the provisions of NTP 1999. In addition of this Spectrum Allocation and bidding process on high rates are the example of step behavior of Government towards BSNL, which is a Government owned company. Com. GS informed that 4G spectrum and technology is a must in BSNL for the public perception and its requirement.

Com. GS explained the reasons to defer the earlier strike call of AUAB and explained the Charter of Demand of AUAB. He congratulated all for the historic success and 88% participation in the recent AUAB strike. He informed that AIBSNLEA is a strong component of AUAB and Joint struggle with the Unions and Associations is the need of the time. He informed that how the AIBSNLEA is continuously pursuing the viability related issue with the BSNL Management and DoT. He mentioned about AIBSNLEA’s original theme of Customer Delight Year/Month, SWAS etc. Com. GS opposed the move of the Government for non issuing the ‘Letter of Comfort’ to BSNL which has the lowest debt in the Telecom market and expressed its negative impact on BSNL.

He informed that only due to the efforts of AIBSNLEA the BSNL MSRRs came into effect in 2009 which paved the way of the promotions up to regular DGMs and our DRs will get the promotion upto PGM level. Com GS also informed the house that initially only AIBSNLEA created the gravity of the DRs issues like SAB and Standard pay scales etc. Com. GS explained in detail the efforts of AIBSNLEA in getting resolved the important HR issues after the formation of BSNL like creation of Transparent Transfer Policy, introduction of EPP etc.

He appraised the status of HR issues about AIBSNLEA efforts for various DPCs in various cadres by which more then 13000 Executives has got regular promotions in one month time, Restructuring of AD(OL) cadre, creation of PPS posts in field Units, efforts for smooth CPSU cadre hierarchy etc. Com GS further explained the role of AIBSNLEA in the viability of BSNL. GS assured that our next target is to make efforts to issue other 10000 promotions of BSNL Executives in various cadres. Com. GS explained that how the AIBSNLEA is continuously pursuing these HR and BSNL’s viability related issue with the BSNL Management and DoT.

Com. GS again congratulated the UP West Circle for the grand success of the Circle Conference and replied all queries raised by the AIBSNLEA UP West comrades. At last he appealed the all Executives' for make every effort with a team spirit for BSNL’s survival as a viable and vibrant organization.

Shri Suryakant PGM Mathura and Chief Guest of the Open Session, thanked the AIBSNLEA UP(West) Circle of the successful holding of the Circle Conference. He praised the role of the BSNL in natural calamities and hilly areas. He appealed all to contribute vigorously for the growth of BSNL in this crucial time. At last he thanked to AIBSNLEA UP(W) for inviting him in the Circle Conference.

At the end of the Circle Conference the elections were held for the new Circle body for the next term. Com A.H.Khan IFA Pilibhit, Com. Jagmohan Meena SDE Mathura and Com. Sudhakar Goyal SDE Agra, were unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer for the next term. Com. D.P.Sharma, District President Mathura extended the vote of thanks.

<<<<Glimpses of 5th Circle conference of UP(W) Circle>>>>

The committees for 6th AIC at Vijayawada as given below.

1. Souvenir Committee

Com. O.V.Ramdas 9490136868 Chairman
Com. S. Narender 94902067876 Secretary
Com Muralidhara Rao 9490119221 Treasurer

2. Reception / Food Committee

Com.B.Ravikumar 9490196906  
Com. V.Srinivasa Rao 9492155227  
Com.CH.Vidyasagar 9966009686  
Com.Pardhasaradhi 9490000685  
Com.G.Srinivas 9441122899  

3. Transportation / Accommodation Committee

Com.BH.Sivarama Kumar 9440151466  
Com.B.Yedukondalu 9490133555  
Com.J.G Patnaik 9440901999  
Com.NNV Parthasaradhi 9490233399  
In addition to the above the following comrades can be contacted in  any urgent case.
Com. M.Veeranjaneyulu 9440000368 Circle president
Com.A Koteswara Rao 9440000505
akrao1959@gmail.com
 
Circle Secretary
Com.V.Sreenivasa Rao 9492155227 Circle Vice president
Com.CH Vidyasagar 9966009686 Circle Finance Secretary
6th AIC Account number Union bank of india, Vijayawada,
A/C no: 346401010068673, IFSC code: UBIN0534641.
Email-id: 6aicaibsnlea@gmail.com
 
07.03.2019:  Meeting with Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD/BSNL: AUAB leaders met CMD/BSNL and held discussions regarding disbursement of salary for the month February, 2019 and the repressive measures initiated under FR 17A against the employees on strike, especially the Executives. GSs and Senior Leaders of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA, BSNLMS, BSNLOA and TEPU were present. DIR(HR) was also present in the meeting.

CMD informed that the salary will be paid by next week end, according to the present cash flow.

On the repressive measures, AUAB explained that FR 17A is not part of CDA Rules or it is not adopted by BSNL so far and hence it is not applicable for BSNL employees. The action initiated under FR 17A is not valid, AUAB explained to management. CMD BSNL & Director(HR) assured to look into the matter.

Accordingly, the proposed Relay Hunger fast by CHQ leaders of AUAB at New Delhi from 12.03.2019, demanding salary payment and withdrawal of suppressive measures will not be conducted on the basis of assurances given by CMD BSNL.
07.03.2019:  AUAB Meeting at Delhi: Non-payment of salary and vindictive actions - AUAB to organise hunger strike at Corporate Office.
The AUAB conducted it's emergent meeting today the 07.03.2019. General Secretaries /Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE BSNL, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA, TEPU, BSNL MS, BSNLOA attended. Meeting discussed the following.
>>>Non-payment of salary to the BSNL Employees for the month of February 2019.
>>>Vindictive actions against AUAB Leaders, particularly leaders of Executive Associations.
>>>
Issues in the charter of demands submitted by AUAB.

After discussion at length on the above issues, following decisions were taken unanimously.
>>>To meet CMD BSNL, immediately after the meeting, on the issue of non payment of salary of Feb 2019 and vindictive actions.
>>>To organise Relay Hunger Strike from 12th March 2019 at Corporate Office.
>>>If issues are not settled, hunger strike is to be organised at circle and SSA levels.
>>>To organise the March to PMO in April,2019.

06.03.2019:  GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivatsava, CMD BSNL regarding non-disbursement of February-2019 salary - <<<Click here for letter>>>

06.03.2019:  Meeting with DGM (Pers): GS and President met DGM (Pers) and discussed regarding 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 the DGM (Pers) 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 not issued by the Pers. Branch of the BSNL Corporate Office to Kerala Circle or other Circles. After detailed discussion DGM (Pers) assured to issue the clarification shortly.

06.03.2019:  Meeting with Sr.GM (Estt): GS and President met Sr.GM (Estt) and discussed regarding

Extension of FR 22(1) (a) (i) benefits to the Ex. Officiating  JTOs W.e..from 1.1..2007: We requested Sr.GM (Estt) to generalize the BSNL CO order dated 15.11.2018  regarding  the fixation of Pay under FR-22 (1) (a) (i) with effect from 1.1.2007 to the officials, who were screening test passed & were officiating in the grade of JTO, to all Circles instead of limiting to some circles alone and we also requested to withdraw the wrong Fixation order dated 22.12.2015. We also produced the Govt.of India Gazette Notification for the fixation of pay under FR- 22(1) (a)(i)  w.e.frorm 1.1.2006  In this regard we informed the Sr.GM(Estt) that AIBSNLEA has written  a letter to the DIR (HR) on 19.11.2018 but no action has been taken in this regard. After detailed discussion SR.GM (Estt) assured to look in to the matter. During the discussion Shri A.K.Singh, DGM(Estt) also present who also assured to re-examine the matter.

05.03.2019:  AUAB Leaders Meeting with Director (CFA/CM/Finance) Shri Vivek Benzal : AUAB Leaders met Director (CFA/CM/Finance) and expressed our serious concern and protested against the non-disbursement of February 2019 Salary to all the Circles except BSNL Corporate Office, Kerala, Odisha and J&K Circle. AUAB Leaders also informed the Director (CFA/CM/Finance), this partial attitude of disbursement of February 2019 Salary in a selective manner to some of the Circles created frustration and demotivation among the BSNL Employees. Director (CFA/CM/Finance) informed that he has taken over the charges of Director(Finance) today morning only and assured AUAB Leaders to analyse the financial condition and to take immediate action for the payment of the February 2019 Salary. He further mentioned that Circles are demanding funds for Operation and Maintenance which also needs to be seen.

We requested the Director (CFA/CM/Finance) for the immediate release of funds for the disbursement of February 2019 Salary so as to achieve all the targets before 31st March 2019 and to maximize the revenue by the BSNL Executives and Non-Executives with full motivation. Director (CFA/CM/Finance) assured that he will try to sort out the issues within this week. He informed that the BSNL Management is writing a letter to Secretary (T) for enhancing the Ceiling Limit for availing CAPEX Loan which will be discussed in the BSNL Board Meeting most probably in the next week and after the Board approval it will be sent to DoT for consideration. Comrade GS & President attended this meeting.

05.03.2019:  Meeting with Director (HR): GS and President met Director (HR), BSNL Board and discussed regarding
A) Payment of February 2019 Salary:
We expressed our serious concern against non-disbursement of February 2019 Salary to all the Circles except BSNL Corporate Office, Kerala, Odisha and J&K Circle. Dir (HR) appreciated our concern and mentioned that now Director (Fin) Charge has been made over to Director (CFA) who will be looking in to the matter. However, efforts are being made for arranging funds to release the February 2019 salary but now everybody should try to increase the Revenue of BSNL to ensure timely disbursement of salary.
B) DE to DGM (T) Promotion:
We requested to issue DE to DGM (T) Promotion orders to fill up about 900 vacant DGM (T) Posts. We also resented against the 30 days’ time given in calling the objections on DE Seniority List whereas it could have been 15 days’ time also to examine the Seniority based on the objections and issuing Promotion orders. Dir (HR) assured to discuss the matter with PGM (Pers) for an early action.
C) Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (Fin):
We requested Dir (HR) for the early issuance of request/tenure transfers in the cadre of DGM(Fin). Director (HR) assured to look in to the matter.

05.03.2019:  2nd CEC of AP Circle on 02.03.2019: The 2nd CEC of AP Circle was conducted on 02.03.2019 at Hotel Swarna Palace Governor pet Vijayawada in a grand and pleasant manner under the presidentship of com .M .Veeranjaneyulu . Com. A. Koteswara Rao CS , all the District Presidents, District Secretaries, ACS, Advisers, Circle office bearers and Adviser (South) attended the meeting. Welcome address given by Com. V. Srinivasa Rao circle vice president The meeting was started with national anthem and also extended condolence to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in J&K and departed family members of our comrades. The circle president given his opening remarks for 2nd CEC of AP circle and started the deliberations as per agenda. All the DSs submitted their district secretary reports with the particulars of membership ,Diaries received ,souvenir collection and contribution for the proposed 6th ALL INDIA CONFERENCE AT VIJAYAWADA .The morning session was continued till 14.00 hrs. and given break for lunch. Our beloved General Secretary Com. Prahlad Rai, Com. B. Srinivasulu Reddy AGS (Engg) and Com. S.Saya goud CS Telangana circle were joined in the meeting.
The post session after lunch was started at 14.45 hrs. Com. V.Srinivasa Rao vice President welcomed and invited Com. Prahlad Rai GS, Com. B.Srinivasulu Reddy AGS (Engg) and Com. S.Saya goud CS TS circle to the dais. Com. A. Koteswara Rao CS AP circle presented the CS report for the period from 19 .07.2018 to 1.03.2019 with all the activities of members and organisation & agitational programmes. CS also elaborately discussed the issues of 6th AIC to be conducted at Vijayawada on 9th,10th and 11th April 2019. And also he requested all the members to cooperate each other and to participate actively for the successful conduction of 6th AIC at Vijayawada and also requested CS TS Circle to give full support to this programme. Com. S.Narender Adviser (South) addressed the meeting and mentioned different activities involved in 6th AIC. Com. S. Saya Goud, CS TS Circle addressed the meeting and assured their full support for conduction of 6th AIC at VJ. Com. B.Srinivasulu Reddy AGS (Engg) addressed the gathering and discussed all the issues in connection with 6th AIC at Vijayawada. Com. Prahlad Rai our beloved General Secretary addressed the 2nd CEC of AP Circle at Vijayawada and elaborately explained the on going agitation for settlement of issues of 3rd PRC, Pension revision, allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL and pension contribution on actual basic and other pending issues of promotion i.e. JTO to SDE, SDE to AGM, AO to CAO ,AGM to DGM (T)and PS to PPS also. GS also discussed the issues of 6th AIC at VJ and suggested many issues regarding arrangements, formation of committees for different activities like reception, accommodation, transportation and food for conducting the 6th AIC in systematic and pleasant manner. Com. GS & Com. AGS(Engg.) also visited the venue of 6th AIC conference hall and Pre-AIC CWC meeting Hall at Vijayawada. The meeting was concluded after closing remarks by Circle president Com. M. Veeranjaneyulu and vote of thanks by Com. CH Subramaniyam AO. at 18:00 Hrs.

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04.03.2019:  REPORT  OF THE 2ND CIRCLE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING  OF TELANGANA CIRCLE HELD AT HYDERABAD ON 01.03.2019:

The 2nd CEC of Telangana Cirlce held at Vysya Youth Association Hall, Hyderabad on 01.03.2019. The meeting was presided over by Com. K. Ram Mohan, Circle President.  The meeting started at 0930 AM with Flag Hoisting by Com.K. Ram Mohan, Circle President in the presence of  Com. Prahlad Rai, our beloved General Secretary and Com B.S. Reddy, AGS(Eng).

All the Circle Body along with  our GS and AGS(Eng) were welcomed to the dias by Circle Organising Secretary Com. Gupta and felicitated.   Com. K. Ram Mohan, President in his welcome address  welcomed all the participants and also explained the significance of the conducting of CEC at this crucial juncture.  The House was observed one minute silence towards the martyrs of Pulwama departed soldiers.

Com S.Saya Goud, Circle Secretary,  presented his report on the activities in the circle during the period from 1.8.2018 to till date.  He specially thanked to the CHQ for extending every support to Telangana Circle particularly Com Prahlad Rai, our General Secretary  and com B.S.Reddy, AGS(Eng) for his support.  

Com KNS Shankar Rao, Circle Financial Secretary, presented financial status.

All the DSs/Presidents/CEC/Advisors/CWC members addressed the meeting and submitted their reports..

Com B.S. Reddy, AGS(Eng) congratulated the TS Circle body for conducting the CEC and appreciated the efforts of GS, AIBSNLEA in resolving the issues of executives and issuance of thousands of promotions to BSNL Executives in one month.  He also appreciated all the members in the TS circle who were participated in the recent 3 days strike.

Com  Prahalad Rai, GS greeted the CEC for conducting at the crucial juncture and explained the latest status on various  pending HR issues and appreciated  the TS circle who were participated more than 87 percent in the recent 3 days strike.

An Open Session was  organized at 4 PM  at the same venue.  Com. Basha Vali, ACS(Eng), TS Circle welcomed the GS, AGS(Eng), CS ,CP and FS on to the dais and  felicitated  all.

The CEC was sponsored by 2018   AO to CAO promotees batch .During the session, a grand felicitation   was  organized by the recent AO to CAO promotes of  2018 Batch to our beloved General Secretary Com Prahlad Rai, as a token of gratitude towards our GS, in resolving the much awaited CAO promotions.

The Circle Union also felicitated our GS in a token of gratitude .

Com GS in his address extended sincere thanks to the Telangana Circle for conducting of 2nd CEC and invited him as chief guest.  Com GS extended special thanks to the AO to CAO promotes who were felicitated him   in a grand manner and sponsoring  the 2nd CEC.

Com GS in his address appraised in detail the status of HR issues and viability of BSNL.  He also explained the present situation of BSNL and latest status on all the pending promotions /court cases at various levels.  He further explained the untiring efforts made by CHQ for releasing the much awaited CAO promotion orders even to the extent of Gherao the officers at BSNL Corporate office.

GS criticized the adamant attitude of DOT towards the BSNL and its employees, despite the assurances given by MOSC (I/C) to the AUAB leaders in meeting held on 24/2/2018 and 3/12/2018 for the settlement of our demands.  He further criticized the negative forces/lobby in DOT against the interest of BSNL and employees. He demanded the Govt/DOT should immediately resolve all the demands of AUAB for the revival of BSNL.  He assured the house, that the CHQ is trying its level best in resolving the issues

He further condemned the BSNL management for non payment of February, 2019 salary and showing the divide and rule policy by paying the salary to BSNL Corporate office employees. .Demonstrations were also conducted on 1.3.2019 throughout the country against the partisan attitude of BSNL Management.  

The Circle Union congratulate all the CAO promotes and thanked to the comrades  for sponsoring the CEC and conducting felicitation to  the General Secretary.  The circle union conveys special thanks to com P.V. Satyanarayana, President, HTD Branch for taken a key role for sponsoring the CEC in a very nice manner. The entire meeting hall was Jam Packed with mammoth gathering.

Com PV Satyanarayana, President, HTD Branch, extended the vote of thanks with National Anthem.

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AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

MAHA SHIVARATRI

TO ONE & ALL

28.02.2019:  Protest demonstrations against non-payment of salary:
It is very unfortunate that payment of salaries of the Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL, for the month of February, 2019, is not made today. All of us are aware that BSNL is not getting the permission of the DoT, for taking bank loans. The AUAB has already demanded that the DoT should immediately permit BSNL for taking bank loans, to tide over the crisis. However, so far, the DoT has not given the necessary approval.

The AUAB has called on the employees to organise demonstrations tomorrow the 01.03.2019, protesting the non-payment of salary, and demanding the DoT, to immediately grant sanction to BSNL, for taking bank loans.

All the members of AIBSNLEA are requested to participate actively in the said demonstration..............<<<Click here for AUAB Circular>>>

28.02.2019:  GB Meeting of AIBSNLEA Banaras Telecom Distt. Branch on 26.02.2019:

GS attended and addressed GB Meeting of Banaras Telecom Distt. Branch at Varanasi on 26.02.2019 at 17.00 Hrs. Com. GS in his address appraised in details about the status of AUAB demands and mentioned that despite the assurances given by Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) in the meeting held on 24.02.2018 & 03.12.2018 to the AUAB leaders, none of the demands resolved by DoT administration & BSNL Management. This only forced to AUAB to launch 3 days strike i.e. 18.02.2019 to 20.02.2019. He appealed all the employees to continue their efforts for the settlement of AUAB demands and requested Banaras TD Branch employees to approach Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) to his visit at Varanasi & Gazipur during his visit. Also requested Banaras TD executives & non- executives to approach to PMO at Varanasi for settlement of AUAB demands.

Com. GS also appraised in details the status of HR issues  of executives mainly the CPCs i.e. JTO to SDE, SD to DE, DE to DGM, JAO to AO, AO to CAO , CAO to DGM(F) and Electrical/Civil etc.

Com. A.P. Singh, OS, UP(E) Circle in his welcome address appraised regarding rally organised upto PMO by Banaras TD AUAB members. He also appraised that recently they met Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) at Banaras & submitted memorandum during his visit at Varanasi wherein Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) gave positive assurances.

Com. Amit Prasad Verma, Distt. Secretary, Banaras Branch assured to continue their efforts with the Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) and PMO for the settlement of AUAB demands. Com. V.P. Singh, President Banaras extended vote of thanks.

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28.02.2019:  March to the PMO is postponed in view of the tension prevailing in the border:

In continuation of the 3 day strike, the AUAB had given call to organise a March to the PMO on 06.03.2019, for pressing the settlement of the demands. However, tension is building up in the India Pakistan border. In view of this situation, the AUAB has decided to postpone the March to the PMO. Next date of the March will be announced in due course.

28.02.2019:  GS AIBSNLEA writes to The  GM (SR), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi regarding

(i) Formation of Ad-hoc Circle Body of AIBSNLEA BSNL Corporate Office Circle ....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Formation of Ad-hoc Circle Body of AIBSNLEA J&K Circle....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

27.02.2019:  PGM(Pers.), BSNL CO, New Delhi issued Appeal and Advisory to all officers / executive of BSNL......<<<Click here for letter>>>
27.02.2019:  Estt. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued clarifications on deduction of TDS on payment of Encashment of Half Pay Leave (HPL) against shortfall in Earned Leave (EL) of 300 days on retirement...<<<Click here for clarifications>>>
27.02.2019:  Congratulations ! Today MoU is signed between LIC and BSNL for the Group Term Insurance (GTI), which will be effective from 01.03.2019.....

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26.02.2019:  Special GB Meeting of AIBSNLEA at Allahabad ( Prayag-Raj) on dated 26.02.2019:
GS attended & addressed the Special GB Meeting of AIBSNLEA in Hotel Muktanand, Civil Lines, Allahabad ( Prayag-Raj) on 26.02.2019. Com. R.P. Gupta DGM(Fin.) & President AIBSNLEA Allahabad Distt. Branch in his welcome address welcomed Com. GS & discussed about current financial position of BSNL & requested CHQ to impressed upon BSNL management for relieving the funds to make the payment of electricity bills, rental of BTS sites, Vendor bills against O&M, employees bank EMIs, GPF/EPF contribution, medical claims etc. He further mentioned that DoT should allot 4G spectrum to BSNL, letter of comfort & financial support to BSNL.
Com. GS in his address extended sincere thanks to the Comrades of Allahabad Distt. Branch for arranging Special GB meeting on short notice. Com. GS in his address appraised in details the status of the HR issues & viability of BSNL. He explained that despite assurances given by Hon’ble MOSC(I/C) to AUAB leaders in the meeting held on 24.2.2018 & 03.12.2018 for the settlement of AUAB demands, no settlement of these demands has taken place due to the indifferent & biased attitude of the DoT administration towards BSNL & its employees. He criticized the forces who are trying to destabilize the BSNL from inside & outside. He categorically mentioned that with the strong commitment & conviction of BSNL employees, BSNL could earn profit till the year 2008 & 2009 but Govt. on the basis of withdrawal of ADC to BSNL & took away Rs. 18500 Crs. As 3G & BWA spectrum charges on the highest bidding price without giving opportunity to BSNL to participate in the bidding process. BSNL revenue drastically came down due to predatory price war in the telecom sector. Due to the wrong policies of the govt., BSNL viability has adversely affected. He demanded that Govt./DoT should immediately settle the demands of AUAB for the revival of BSNL. He call upon all the executives & non executives to participate in the Mass Rally to the PMO on 6th March, 2019.
On this occasion a grand farewell party was organized to felicitate Sh. V.K. Shrivastava, DGM(Engg.) & Ex. Distt. Secretary of AIBSNLEA Allahabad Distt. Branch on his retirement on superannuation on 31st Jan., 2019. All the members present in the meeting admired the services rendered by Com. V.K. Shrivastava to BSNL & AIBSNLEA. Com. GS in his address appraised the efforts & contribution made by Com. V.K. Shrivastava to strengthen AIBSNLEA in Allahabad Telecom Distt. & make AIBSNLEA No. One Executive Association in Allahabad Distt. Everybody mentioned that Com. Sh. V.K. Shrivastava, DGM(Engg.) was like our guardian in BSNL who guided and supported us.
Com. R.D. Kushwaha, Distt. Secretary Allahabad in his vote of thanks expressed his gratitude to Com. GS & Com. V.K. Shrivastava, DGM(Engg.) & Ex. Distt. Secretary AIBSNLEA for their dedicated services to the BSNL & AIBSNLEA & for attending the Special GB Meeting. The meeting was convened by Com. S.S. Gupta, OS(E), AIBSNLEA UP(E) Circle. Dinner followed.

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23.02.2019: 

6th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA

    (To be held at  Vijaywada , Andhra Pradesh)

 Schedule

 07.04.2019

> 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.

08.04.2019

> Pre - AIC CWC Meet at 10.00 Hrs.

> Arrival of Delegates

09.04.2019 to 11.04.2019

 > 6th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA

 12.04.2019

 > 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 March, 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-operating with the Host Circle in all respects.

  

 

LONG LIVE AIBSNLEA

23.02.2019:  The following Committees are constituted to submit their report to 6th AIC at Vijywada, A.P.:

A. Committee for deciding the contents of AIBSNLEA Executive Diary:

1 Shri B.S. Reddy, Andhra Pradesh, Mob. No.  9440000322 -  Convener

2. Shri Devesh Sharma, Rajasthan, Mob. No. 9413394710  - Member

3. Shri Bhagwan Singh, Rajasthan, Mob. No. 9414001895  - Member

4. Shri C.Duraiarasan, Tamilnadu, Mobile No. 9486103122- Member

5. Shri V. Shaji, Kerala, Mob. No. 9446450450  - Member

B. Constitution Amendment Committee:

1 Shri B.S. Reddy, Andhra Pradesh, Mob. No.  9440000322 -  Convener

2. Shri Amit Gupta, Kolkata TD, Mob. No. 9433000088 - Member

3. Shri C. M. Saste, Maharashtra, Mob. No. 9422300555 - Member

4. Shri Devesh Sharma, Rajasthan, Mob. No. 9413394710 - Member

5. Shri C.Duraiarasan, Tamilnadu, Mobile No. 9486103122- Member

6. Shri Prusun Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Calcutta TD, Mobile No. 9432000184-Member

7. Shri J. Saibaba, Andhra Pradesh, Mob. No. 9490667899 -   Member

C. Study Group on Service issues and Departmental interest of members:

1. Shri Prusun Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Calcutta TD, Mobile No. 9432000184-Convener

2. Shri R. Guru Prasad, Tamil Nadu, Mobile No.  9486102406  - Member

3. Shri S.K. Hiremath, Karnataka, Mobile No. 9449850102-Member

4. Shri Karan Singh, Rajasthan, Mob. No. 9414001958  - Member

5. Shri A. G. Joshi, Maharashtra, Mob. No. 9422039222  - Member

6. Shri Rajpal Sharma, BSNL CO, Mob. No. 9868123459  - Member

7. Shri B. S. Reddy, Andhra Pradesh, Mob. No. 9440000322 -  Member

8. Shri S. K. Jena, Odisha, Mob. No. 9437011370  - Member

D. Viability of BSNL and other Pension related issue:

1. Shri Amit Gupta, Kolkata TD, Mob. No. 9433000088  - Convener

2. Shri P. Udayasuryan, Chennai TD, Mob. No. 9444404111 - Member

3. Shri Parvej Khan, Madhya Pradesh, Mob. No. 9425001163 -  Member

5. Shri M. K. Morodia, Rajasthan, Mob. No. 9413395858  - Member

6. Shri Prasun Kumar Mukhopadhayay, Kolkata TD, Mob. No.9432000184  -  Member

7. Shri C.M Saste,  ITPC, Maharashtra, Mobile No. 9422300555- Member

E. Committee on HR issues related to BSNL recruited Executives

1. Shri Bhagwan Singh, Rajasthan, Mob. No. 9414001895  - Convener

2. Shri Devesh Sharma, Rajasthan, Mob. No. 9413394710  - Member

3. Shri Deepak Sharma,  BSNL CO, New Delhi, Mobile No.  98681 44061-Member

4. Shri S. K. Jena, Odisha, Mob. No. 9437011370  - Member

5. Shri J.K.Patel, Gujrat, Mobile No. 9427300300-Member

F. Committee on HR issues of Telecom/Finance/Civil/Electrical/Arch/General Disciplines

1 Shri B.S. Reddy, Andhra Pradesh, Mob. No.  9440000322 -  Convener

2. Shri Raj Pal Sharma,  BSNL CO, New Delhi, Mobile No. 9868123459 -Member

3. Shri S. K. Jena, Odisha, Mob. No. 9437011370  - Member

4.  Shri Alkendra Singh, Rajasthan, Mobile No. 9414001018- Member

5. Shri K.P. Nair PA, Maharashtra, Mobile No.  9422663434-Member

All the members of AIBSNLEA are requested to kindly give their valuable feedback through the above mentioned committees at the earliest.

Also the Conveners of the above Committees are requested to submit their report/feedback to CHQ latest before 20th March, 2019.

23.02.2019:  Conducting March to PMO on 06.03.2019, by mobilising the employees from the surrounding circles: All Circle Secretaries of surrounding Circles i.e Haryana, Punjab, UP(West), Rajasthan &  ALTTC Ghaziabad  of the constituents of the AUAB are requested to take urgent steps for mobilising maximum number of executives and non-executives for the March to the PMO, to be held on 06-03-2019. Time at our disposal is very less. Moreover, we are mobilising employees only from the nearby circles.

All the nearby Circle Secretaries are requested to take immediate steps for the success of March to the PMO.

23.02.2019:  AUAB memorandum to be submitted to all the respective Hon'ble MPs latest by 28.02.2019.....<<<Click here for memorandum>>>

All the Circle / District Secretaries are requested to coordinate with the other local AUAB Leaders for submitting the memorandum.

21.02.2019:     BSNL Executive Diary-2019: AIBSNLEA CHQ has dispatched BSNL Executive Diary-2019 to all the consignees, who have ordered till date. Further all the Circle Secretaries / District Secretaries AIBSNLEA, Circle Heads /Distt. Heads, BSNL are requested to place Purchase Order to AIBSNLEA CHQ at the earliest so that immediately supply of BSNL Executive Diary-2019 may be ensured. Limited diaries are available. Purchase order may be placed on email to … gsaibsnlea@gmail.com or FAX No. 011-23315315.
For more details Sh. Rajpal Sharma, AGS (Fin.), AIBSNLEA CHQ ND may please be contacted at Mobile no. 09868123459.
21.02.2019:  BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued Provisional sequence list / provisional seniority list of eligible AGMs for considering them for promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis - regarding errors / omissions.....

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21.02.2019:  DoT commission seeks revenue assurance from BSNL, MTNL for revival support - Public sector firms BSNL and MTNL have sought financial support, 4G spectrum and approvals for asset sales as part of their revival plans.

By PTI | Feb 21, 2019, 05.34 PM IST

The DCC decided on providing technology neutral connectivity to 361 uncovered villages.
The Digital Communications Commission (DCC) on Thursday asked loss-making telecom PSUs BSNL and MTNL to explain their turnaround strategy and give an assurance to achieve higher revenue for getting financial support, an official said.
Public sector firms BSNL and MTNL have sought financial support, 4G spectrum and approvals for asset sales as part of their revival plans.

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DCC members wanted to know what is the revival plan, when will these (BSNL and MTNL) companies come back to health, how will they ensure that if they are given all the support, how exactly the commission can foresee that they will achieve higher revenue," an official source said after the meeting.

MTNL has sought a refund of interest that it paid for broadband wireless access spectrum which it was given by the government and asked to pay the price that was determined in auctions held in 2010.
Both state-run telecom firms have asked for permissions to monetise their land assets as well as the voluntary retirement scheme for employees on the Gujarat model. Under the Gujarat model, an amount equivalent to 35 days of salary for each completed year of service, and 25 days of salary for each year of service left till retirement is offered.

The VRS scheme for BSNL and MTNL will have a revenue impact of Rs 6,365 crore and Rs 2,120 crore respectively.
Both the companies have also sought spectrum for 4G services through equity infusion from the government.

MTNL, which operates in only Delhi and Mumbai, and expects that these measures will help the company is doing away with debt to the tune of around Rs 19,000 crore.
BSNL, which has the lowest debt of Rs 14,000 crore among all telecom operators, has sought 4G spectrum across India through equity infusion of Rs 7,000 crore. The total spectrum will cost the firm Rs 14,000 crore.
The PSUs have been also ailing because of high revenue to debt ratio due to a high number of government employees that were transferred by the Department of Telecom to them at the time of their formation. BSNL has 1.76 lakh employees across India and MTNL has 22,000 employees. It is estimated that 16,000 MTNL employees and 50 per cent of BSNL will retire while 50 per cent will retire in the next 5-6 years.
The revenue to wage ratio in case of MTNL has swelled to 90 per cent while in the case of BSNL it is around 60-70 per cent.
The DoT has recommended that VRS of both PSU should be funded through 10-year bond issue and the bond should be paid back by lease revenue that they will get from land asset monetisation.
DCC, the apex decision-making body at the DoT, has taken a call that revival of these PSUs is important because they operate in a strategic sector and therefore government presence in this sector is desirable. These are organisations with considerable strength capabilities as well as a strong asset base.
Besides, this the DCC has asked Universal Service Obligation Fund to work out on leasing of optical fibre network laid down under BharatNet project for 20 year period to telecom operators through auction to push its uptake and also evaluate sale option.
"After discussion, it was decided that the DoT must pressure this in all seriousness because this is a costly asset that is being created. However, DoT should also look at the outright sale of these fibre as well as leasing. USOF has been asked to work on it. In-principle the idea we must go ahead handling over this to the private sector on a long lease and ensure of its utilisation," the source said.
USOF has been also making an estimation of revenue proceeds through this process.
The DCC decided on providing technology neutral connectivity to 361 uncovered villages.
"
These are mostly in border areas. List of 261 villages which was given by MHA and some in J&K and some other uncovered areas. USOF has always gone for technologically pre-specified solutions but this time is a departure where only desired service levels and outcomes to be asked for," the source said.
If the project is successful than all tenders from USOF will be issued on technology neutral basis going to be technology neutral one.
21.02.2019:  AUAB Leaders met Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) Shri Manoj Sinha at Jhunjhunu during his visit on dated 21.02.2019 at 15 Hrs.

Com. GS AIBSNLEA Sh. Prahlad Rai along with  Com. CS AIBSNLEA Rajasthan Circle Sh. M.K. Morodia, Com. Advisor (North),  AIBSNLEA CHQ Sh. Karan Singh & other office bearers of AUAB Jhunjhunu Rajasthan Circle met Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) on 21.02.2019 at 15 Hrs. AUAB leaders greeted & presented bouquet to Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) and submitted a memorandum.

Com. GS AIBSNLEA on behalf of AUAB requested Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) to consider the demands of AUAB for settlement  as assured earlier. Com. GS mentioned that revival of BSNL is in the interest of nation & also related to 20 Lakhs family members of BSNL employees & BSNL pensioners. Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) was quite responsive & positive to the AUAB leaders & assured for his kind intervention & advised to work more for the growth of BSNL. AUAB leaders assured him the best efforts for revival of BSNL. Regarding pay revision, pension revision & revival of BSNL, Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) further assured for positive action.

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20.02.2019:  Meeting with Sh. Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon'ble  Minister of State in Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India:

Today evening at 06.15 PM the representatives of AIBSNLEA Com. L.N. Sharma, Distt. Secy. AIBSNLEA Bikaner TD, Com. K.L. Sunar, Vice President, AIBSNLEA Bikaner TD along with other office bearers met Sh. Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon'ble  Minister of State in Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India and requested for his kind intervention for the settlement of AUAB demands and at the same time Com. Sunar connected GS AIBSNLEA Com. Prahlad Rai on telephone wherein Com. GS explained the assurances given by Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) in the meeting held on 03 Dec., 2018 for the settlement but DoT administration is dragging the issues.

After detailed discussions, Hon'ble  Minister of State in Ministry of Water Resources Sh. Arjun Ram Meghwal assured to discuss the matter with Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) Sh. Manoj Sinha ji. He also enquired about our agitation programme. We explained him our three days strike successfully completed today evening and in the next phase 'Mass Rally' will be organised by the AUAB to PMO residence on 06th March,2019.

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20.02.2019:  Decisions of the AUAB meeting held on 20.02.2019.

A meeting of the AUAB was held today to review the 3 day strike and also to chalk out the future course of action. General Secretaries / Senior officer bearers of all the constituents of the AUAB participated. The meeting whole heartedly thanked the entire Executives and Non-Executives who made the 3 day strike a historic success. The meeting also congratulated the circle and district level AUAB, for effectively organising the strike. With the view to carry forward the movement further to settle the charter of demands, the following programme of action is finalised.

1) Conducting March to PMO on 06.03.2019, by mobilising the employees from the surrounding circles.

2) Memorandum to be submitted to all the MPs, latest by 28.02.2019.

3)  To send messages to the Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications on Twitter.

4)  Meeting the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications wherever possible by our comrades.

19.02.2019:  Organise the 3rd day strike most effectively- AUAB calls on the employees.

The AUAB conducted it’s review meeting today evening. General Secretaries and senior office bearers of the constituents of the AUAB participated in the meeting. The meeting reviewed the 2nd day strike that has taken place in various circles. The meeting expressed it’s satisfaction that the 2nd day strike was very successful. In fact, in some circles, the strike percentage has improved, compared to the 1st day strike. The meeting also took serious note of the letter issued by the Corporate Office, threatening to take action under FR 17A.

The meeting resolved to inform the employees that, this attempt of the Management would be stiffly resisted by the AUAB. The meeting also took note of the strike particulars of the various circles, circulated by the Corporate Office. The figures contained factually incorrect details.

Finally, the meeting decided to take all out efforts to organise the 3rd day strike more effectively.

19.02.2019:  GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivatsava, CMD BSNL regarding revision of Seniority of TES Gr. ‘B’ in compliance with Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgement dated 21.1.2015 & 14.12.2017 in Civil Appeal No.4389 of 2010....<<<<Click here for letter>>>
19.02.2019:  Strike continues with the same intensity for the 2nd Day.
The 2nd day strike of the Executives and Non-Executives in BSNL is going on as successfully as it was held on the 1st Day. Encouraging reports are coming from throughout the country. Demonstrations are being organised in each and every place, condemning the government for not allotting 4G spectrum to BSNL, for creating road-blocks in the financial revival of BSNL and also for not settling the 3rd Pay Revision. AIBSNLEA heartily congratulates all the comrades and requests to organise tomorrow’s strike also in the same intensity.

18.02.2019:  First day strike a roaring success - AUAB congratulates the employees.

The AUAB has heartily congratulated the Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL, for making the 1st day strike a roaring success. In it’s meeting held at 15:30 hrs today, the AUAB reviewed the 1st day strike. General Secretaries and senior office bearers of all the constituents of the AUAB attended. As per the report received from circles, the 1st day strike is near total. It is also observed that the strike is taking place in a totally peaceful manner. On one side, in it’s statement issued through the Press Information Bureau late last evening, the DoT had stated that, it is in the process of negotiating with the AUAB, to resolve the issues.

However, on the other side, the DoT has not come forward to invite the AUAB for talks, even after the employees have en-masse joined the 1st day strike. This only shows the double - talk of the DoT. Under these circumstances, today’s meeting of the AUAB, resolved to call upon the employees to further intensify the strike, and make it a cent percent success on the 2nd and 3rd days.

18.02.2019:  BSNL NEWS in Media:

(i) Govt. not sincere to resolve BSNL problem, delaying decision .. <<<Click here for detail news of The Times of India>>>

18.02.2019: 3-day Strike implemented successfully in its first day.

In the first day of the three days Strike call given by AUAB has been successfully implemented throughout the Country. Many Circles, it is reported that about 90 to 95% Employees have actively participated in this Strike. The reports of all the Circles are very encouraging.

DOT through PIB has given the Press release that DoT reiterates that positive steps are being taken by the Department in respect of all the demands. But the fact remains that due to non-settlement of the demands even after the assurances given by the Hon’ble MOSC(I/C) to the AUAB Leaders in the meetings held on 24.2.2018 & 3.12.2018 for the settlement of the demands of AUAB. No proper steps are taken by the DoT Administration/BSNL Management for the settlement of the legitimate demands which has forced AUAB to go on 3 days Strike. After the AUAB Strike Notice served on 1.2.2019, DoT Administration has not called the AUAB Leaders to discuss their demands for settlement which pertains to DoT only. BSNL Non Executives and Executives are seriously frustrated and agitated due to non-settlement of their long pending legitimate demands.

Charter of demands

1. Implementation of 3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment.

2. Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, as per the proposals submitted by the BSNL Management.

3. Implement assurance of the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications for delinking pension revision from pay revision. Revise pension of BSNL Retirees w.e.f. 01.01.2017.

4. Payment of pension contribution by BSNL as per the government rule.

5. Settlement of the left out issues of the 2nd Pay Revision Committee.

6. (a) Approval for BSNL's Land Management Policy without any delay.
6.( b) Expeditiously complete the mutation and the process of transferring of all assets to BSNL, as per the Cabinet decision taken on the eve of the formation of BSNL.
7. (a) Ensure financial viability of BSNL, as per the decision taken by the Group of Ministers, at the time of formation of BSNL.
7. (b) Issue letter of comfort for BSNL's proposals for taking bank loans.
7. (c) Expeditiously fill up all vacant post of BSNL Board of Directors.
8. Scrap BSNL's outsourcing for the operation and maintenance of it's mobile towers.

 AUAB further calls upon all the employees to implement three days Strike successfully on second day also with 100% participation. All the Circle/District Secretaries  are requested to ensure active participation of all the members  in the three days Strike to register our protest against the non-settlement of legitimate demands.

17.02.2019: <<<<Click here for Press Release of AUAB dated 17.02.2019>>>>

17.02.2019: It is a do or die situation - AUAB calls on the employees to organise the 3 strike massively.
The AUAB held it's crucial meeting today. General Secretaries / senior leaders of BSNLEU, NFTE,
AIBSNLEA, SNEA, AIGETOA, BSNL MS, ATM, TEPU and BSNL OA participated. The meeting reviewed the preparations going on throughout the country for the 3 day strike. All the General Secretaries gave their reports on the preparations. It is very encouraging to note that, excellent preparations are going on. Especially, the momentum has picked up tremendously in the last 2 days.

After considering all the factors, the meeting unanimously decided to go ahead with the strike. The strike starts from midnight (00:00 hrs.) today. If any clarification is required, comrades are requested to contact their respective General Secretaries.

AUAB ZINDABAD!!

16.02.2019: AUAB holds review meeting - Decides to go ahead with the strike.
A meeting of the AUAB was held today. General Secretaries and senior office bearers of BSNLEU, NFTE , AIBSNLEA, SNEA,  AIGETOA, BSNL MS, ATM, TEPU and BSNL OA participated.

The meeting paid homage to the 40 CRPF personnel martyred in terror attack at Pulwama. The preparations that have been made in various circles, to make the strike successful, was reviewed. The meeting expressed it's concern that, the DoT has not even come forward to hold any discussion with the AUAB so far. After detailed review, the meeting unanimously decided to go ahead with the strike.

The meeting decided to call upon the circle and district organisations of the constituents, to make the last minute preparations for the success of the strike. The meeting also decided to call upon the employees to hold condolence meetings outside office premises at 10:00 am on 18-02-2019, and pay homage to the 40 CRPF personnel martyred in terror attack at Pulwama.

15.02.2019: Talks fail - AUAB decides to go ahead with the strike.....

Today the CMD BSNL and Director(HR), BSNL Board met the AUAB leaders. The AUAB representatives told the Management that, they are prepared to accept 3rd Pay Revision with 5 % fitment, as offered earlier by the DoT. However, they  demanded that this commitment should be given in writing by the DoT, so that the AUAB can consider deferment of the strike. Even this demand of the AUAB is not accepted. Further, the DoT has also diluted it's earlier assurance to give DA neutralisation. The DoT is demanding that the AUAB should call off the strike, in view of the terror attack in Pulwama. The Secretary, Telecom, has put a condition that she would not meet the AUAB leaders, unless they call off the strike. Immediately after the meeting with the BSNL Management, all the General Secretaries of the AUAB met and decided to go ahead with the strike.

The AUAB has also decided to exempt J&K circle from the strike, to ensure maintenance of services, in the backdrop of the terror attack.

The AUAB requests all the circle and district unions to organise the strike powerfully.

15.02.2019:  <<<Click here for Press Release issued by PGM(Admin. & PR), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi regarding fake news of media about closure of BSNL >>>>
15.02.2019:  AUAB Meeting with CMD BSNL: 

AUAB leaders were invited by CMD BSNL on 13.02.2019 at 17.00 Hrs. in the presence of Dir(HR) & GM(SR) to discuss and apprise the developments on AUAB demands in DoT. CMD BSNL informed that today morning AUAB demands were discussed with Secy(T), DoT in details wherein on the issue of Pay revision Secy(T) mentioned that Hon'ble MOSC is ready to discuss with AUAB leaders under a condition that AUAB leaders should agree DOT proposal to decide 0% fitment  by DoT itself and 5% fitment  proposal will be sent to Digital Commission meeting being held on 21.02.2019 for  clearance thereafter it will be taken up in the Union Cabinet for approval. AUAB leaders mentioned that  DoT should not put any condition before discussion and other issues related to revival of BSNL should be discussed as assured by the Hon'ble in the earlier meetings held on 24.02.2018 and 03.12.2018.

After this meeting AUAB leaders  discussed  the DoT proposal in  its meeting held on 14.02.2019  at 15.00 Hrs. and decided that AUAB will firm to its demand of 10% fitment benefit till the time DoT don't give any concrete proposal in writing to AUAB and this decision was communicated to CMD BSNL by the AUAB leaders on 14.02.2019 at 17.30 Hrs.

CMD further appealed to AUAB leaders to review their decision as suggested by DoT so that a meeting can be conducted between Hon'ble MOSC/Secy(T) with the AUAB leaders. In view of this AUAB leaders will further hold its meeting  tomorrow  on 15.02.2019 at 15.00 Hrs. to discuss and decide on the issue. In the above mentioned developments our CHQ office bearers and Circle Secretaries are requested to give their views/suggestions by today afternoon upto14.00 Hrs to further discuss in the AUAB meeting .

As of now since there is no settlement of AUAB demands, we request all the Circle / District Secretaries to prepare for the successful implementation of 3 days strike with effect from 18.02.2019 to 20.02.2019.

15.02.2019:  BSNL News in Media :

(i) DoT finalising revival proposal, no shutdown: BSNL....<<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(ii) Telecom department refutes BSNL shutdown report, says mulling revival......<<<Click here for detail news>>>>

14.02.2019:  Admin Cell, BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi called views/suggestions from AIBSNLEA to review existing medical policy so as to make it sustainable irrespective of financial condition of the organisation(BSNL)....<<<Click here for letter>>>
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14.02.2019:  Status of AO to CAO promotion case in Hon`ble Chandigarh CAT: AO to CAO promotion Status Quo case came up for hearing on 13.02.2019 in the Hon`ble Chandigarh CAT. The applicant`s Lawyer requested time for filing reply for the MA filed by the BSNL. The case is posted for further Hearing on 19.3.2019
14.02.2019:  AUAB Meeting with CMD BSNL: 

AUAB leaders were invited by CMD BSNL on 13.02.2018 at 17.00 Hrs. in the presence of Dir(HR) & GM(SR) to discuss and apprise the developments on AUAB demands in DoT. CMD BSNL informed that today morning AUAB demands were discussed with Secy(T), DoT in details wherein on the issue of Pay revision Secy(T) mentioned that Hon'ble MOSC is ready to discuss with AUAB leaders under a condition that AUAB leaders should agree DOT proposal to decide 0% fitment  by DoT itself and 5% fitment  proposal will be sent to Digital Commission meeting being held on 21.02.2019 for  clearance thereafter it will be taken up in the Union Cabinet for approval. AUAB leaders mentioned that  DoT should not put any condition before discussion and other issues related to revival of BSNL should be discussed as assured by the Hon'ble in the earlier meetings held on 24.02.2018 and 03.12.2018.

After this meeting AUAB leaders  discussed  the DoT proposal in  its meeting held on 14.02.2018  at 15.00 Hrs. and decided that AUAB will firm to its demand of 10% fitment benefit till the time DoT don't give any concrete proposal in writing to AUAB and this decision was communicated to CMD BSNL by the AUAB leaders on 14.02.2019 at 17.30 Hrs.

CMD further appealed to AUAB leaders to review their decision as suggested by DoT so that a meeting can be conducted between Hon'ble MOSC/Secy(T) with the AUAB leaders. In view of this AUAB leaders will further hold its meeting  tomorrow  on 15.02.2019 at 15.00 Hrs. to discuss and decide on the issue. In the above mentioned developments our  CHQ office bearers and Circle Secretaries are requested to give their views/suggestions by tomorrow afternoon upto13.00 Hrs to further discuss in the AUAB meeting .

As of now since there is no settlement of AUAB demands, we request all the Circle / District Secretaries to prepare for the successful implementation of 3 days strike with effect from 18.02.2019 to 20.02.2019.

14.02.2019:  Admin Cell, BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi called views/suggestions from AIBSNLEA to review existing medical policy so as to make it sustainable irrespective of financial condition of the organisation(BSNL)....<<<Click here for letter>>>
14.02.2019:  Click below for glimpses of Gate meeting at BSNL BSNL Corporate Office,  New Delhi today for campaigning strike............<<<Photo1>>>    <<<Photo2>>>    <<<Photo3>>>    <<<Photo4>>>
14.02.2019:  Status of AO to CAO promotion case in Hon`ble Chandigarh CAT: AO to CAO promotion Status Quo case came up for hearing on 13.02.2019 in the Hon`ble Chandigarh CAT. The applicant`s Lawyer requested time for filing reply for the MA filed by the BSNL. The case is posted for further Hearing on 19.3.2019

12.02.2019:  AUAB Meeting with CMD BSNL: AUAB rejects the proposal of the Management for deferring the salary for the month of February, 2019 - AUAB also rejects the appeal of the Management to withdraw the strike.

A meeting between the AUAB and the BSNL Management was held today at 17:30 hrs. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR & Finance) and Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), were present. From the AUAB, Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convenor, Com. Chandeshwar Singh, Chairman, Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA , Com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com. Pathak, AGS, AIGETOA, Com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, Com. H.P. Singh, Dy. GS, BSNLOA and Com. S. Sivakumar, President, AIBSNLEA, participated.

The CMD BSNL explained the serious financial crisis being faced by the BSNL and appealed for the cooperation of the AUAB, for deferring payment of the salary for the month of February, 2019. The AUAB representatives firmly rejected the request of the CMD BSNL. They told in one voice that payment of salary of the employees should not be deferred. Thereafter, the CMD BSNL said that the 3 day strike, called on by the AUAB from 18.02.2019 will be self-defeating, and appealed to call off the strike. The representatives of the AUAB rejected the appeal of the CMD BSNL and reaffirmed that the strike will take place at any cost. They told the Management that the repeated assurances given by the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications on 24.02.2018 and 03.12.2018 for the settlement of AUAB demands i.e.

Charter of demands >>>>>

1. Implementation of 3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment.

2. Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, as per the proposals submitted by the BSNL Management.

3. Implement assurance of the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications for delinking pension revision from pay revision. Revise pension of BSNL retirees w.e.f. 01.01.2017.

4. Payment of pension contribution by BSNL as per the government rule.

5. Settlement of the left out issues of the 2nd Pay Revision Committee.

6. a) Approval for BSNL's Land Management Policy without any delay.
6. b) Expeditiously complete the mutation and the process of transferring of all assets to BSNL, as per the Cabinet decision taken on the eve of the formation of BSNL.
7. (a) Ensure financial viability of BSNL, as per the decision taken by the Group of Ministers, at the time of formation of BSNL.
7. (b) Issue letter of comfort for BSNL's proposals for taking bank loans.
7. (c) Expeditiously fill up all vacant post of BSNL Board of Directors.
8. Scrap BSNL's outsourcing for the operation and maintenance of it's mobile towers.

……are not implemented by the DoT. The AUAB also told the CMD BSNL that, plenty of time is already given to the DoT, and that the strike will now take place successfully. The AUAB told the Management in categorical term that, there is no question of going back from the decision to go on strike.

All the Circle/District Secretaries are requested to make full preparations for the successful implementation of  three days strike.

AUAB held several round of discussions with DoT officers in the presence of CMD BSNL & Director(HR), BSNL Board but not even a single demand is resolved by DoT. It has forced AUAB to go on three days strike from 18th Feb., 2019 to 20th Feb., 2019.

12.02.2019:  Meeting with Director(HR), BSNL Board: GS, President met Director(HR), BSNL Board and requested for issuance of DE to DGM (T) promotion order to fill up 891 DGM(T)vacant posts since CPC has already been completed one month before. Director(HR) assured an early action in this regard. 
12.02.2019:  Pers. Cell of BSNL Corporate office, New Delhi issued letter regarding calling of objections/errors/omissions w.r.t. seniority list of TES Gr B circulated vide this office order dated 07.08.2018 and 08.08.2018, as per Rule 206- <<<Click here for letter>>>

The details of referred letters dated 07.08.2018 and 08.08.2018 are as under>>>>>>>>>>

07.08.2018 BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued revision of Seniority List of TES Group- 'B' in compliance of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgment dated 21.01.2015 and 14.12.2017 in Civil Appeal No (s) 4389 of 2010.

<<<Click here for letter>>>     

<<<Annexure-A>>>        <<<Annexure-B>>>    <<<Annexure-C>>>    <<<Annexure-D>>>  

 

<<Click here for corrigendum letter dated 08.08.2018 of Pers Cell of BSNL CO>>>

11.02.2019:  AUAB Meeting with CMD BSNL:  CMD has invited AUAB leaders for discussions on 12.02.2019 at 17.00 Hrs.

11.02.2019: AUAB is holding meeting on 12.02.2019 at 11 Hrs at Ghaziabad & 13.02.2019 at 11 Hrs. at Rohatak for mobilization for 3 days strike implementation.

11.02.2019:  2nd CEC meeting of Punjab Circle on 09th February 2019 at Patiala: 2nd CEC meeting of Punjab Circle was organised on 09th February 2019 at Parbhat Parvana Patiala. The Open Session of the CEC Meeting was attended by Com. GS Shri Prahlad Rai and Organizing Secretary (North) Com. Devesh Sharma, from AIBSNLEA CHQ side. DS NFTE Patiala Shri Prem also attended the meeting as special guest.

All the distinguished guests were welcomed by presenting bouquets and shawls. Meeting started with National Anthem.

Com. Baldev Singh, FS AIBSNLEA Punjab delivered the welcome address and welcomed all the guests in the Patiala City in the 2nd CEC meeting.

All District Secretaries of AIBSNLEA Punjab Circle presented the District Secretary reports.

Com. Mohd. Jameel, Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA Punjab, in his key note address welcomed all in the 2nd CEC meeting at Patiala. He specially thanked to AIBSNLEA CHQ for extending every support to AIBSNLEA Punjab. He mentioned the achievement of Punjab Circle body in the resolvement of the issues of the members. He also stressed to keep vigilant on the issues of BSNL's viability as well as on our HR issues.

Com. Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) CHQ in his address congratulated the comrades of AIBSNLEA Punjab Circle and specially Patiala Comrades for the successful holding of 2nd CEC meeting and thanked the comrades for their grand participation. He thanked for the efforts of GS AIBSNLEA in resolving the issues of 13000 promotions for BSNL Executives in one month. He explained the Punjab Circle's importance for not only AIBSNLEA but also for the entire BSNL as a whole. He expressed his full belief that in the days to come, the comrades of Punjab Circle will participate in the AUAB's organisational call with full spirit, Strength and enthusiasm. He mentioned the importance of the participation of the members of Punjab Circle in Organisational calls and its impact on the entire country for getting the benefits of 3rd PRC. Com. He assured the full support of AIBSNLEA CHQ to Punjab Comrades.

At last he thanked to all for inviting him in the open session and congratulated for the grand success of the 2nd CEC.

GS AIBSNLEA, Shri Prahlad Rai, congratulated the comrades of Punjab Circle for the successful 2nd CEC meeting at Patiala and thanked the comrades for their participation. In his detailed address Com. GS mentioned that the Punjab Circle is a very important Circle for the AIBSNLEA and as well as BSNL and Patiala is one of the most important SSA in Punjab Circle.

Com. GS mentioned that AIBSNLEA has formed by the merging of 10 DoT recognised Associations and every cadre is important for us and we peruses for the resolvement of the pending issues of all cadres. He informed that only due to the efforts of AIBSNLEA the BSNL MSRRs came into effect in 2009 which paved the way of the promotions up to regular DGMs and our DRs will get the promotion upto PGM level. Com GS also informed the house that initially only AIBSNLEA created the gravity of the DRs issues like SAB and Standard pay scales etc. Com. GS categorically told that AIBSNLEA is against the MT recruitment when the existing in house talent like M.Tech/MBA/CA/ICWA are very much available and recruitment of MT will create cadre demoralisation.

Com. GS explained the persuasive efforts of AIBSNLEA CHQ for issuing more the 13000 promotions is BSNL through various DPCs. He appraised the status of HR issues about AIBSNLEA efforts for various DPCs in various cadres.

Com. GS mentioned that the viability and existence of BSNL is the most important issue today and we have to analyze the reasons of BSNL's today's position of huge financial crunch. He explained the demoralising view of Niti Ayog and DoE on 4G allocation to BSNL. GS emphasized that the approval of BSNL's Land management policy is very much required for improving the financial health of BSNL. GS explained the points of revival plan of BSNL, which are expected to discuss in next Digital Commission meeting on 21st Feb., 2019. Com. GS explained the reasons to defer the earlier strike call of AUAB and explained the existing Charter of Demand of AUAB. Com. GS informed that upto today DoT has not discussed any matter with AUAB about reducing the retirement age to 58. Com. GS appealed to all Punjab Comrades to make successful the 3 days strike call of All Unions and Associations w.e.f 18.02.2019.

Com. GS explained that how the AIBSNLEA is continuously pursuing these viability related issue with the BSNL Management and DoT.

At last Com. GS congratulated the Punjab Circle for the grand success of the 2nd CEC and replied all queries raised by the AIBSNLEA Punjab comrades.

Com. Ashok Sharma, President AIBSNLEA Punjab Circle extended the vote of thanks.

DS Patiala Com. Harjot Singh managed the overall arrangements for CEC in a very nice manner.

The entire meeting Hall was Jam Packed with mammoth gathering.

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07.02.2019:  Meeting with PGM(Pers.): GS, President, AGS(Fin.), AGS(Gen. Discipline) and CS, MH Circle met PGM(Pers.) and discussed regarding:-

(a) DE to DGM promotion: We requested to issue early promotion order from DE to DGM(Engg.) to fill-up 891 vacant DGM posts, since the CPC has been completed one month before. PGM(Pers.) appreciated our concern and mentioned  that within a day or two DE's seniority list will be uploaded on BSNL Intranet Portal as a transparency measure. However, some apprehensions raised by some executives on DE's seniority list have been examined and further any objections on seniority list are raised will also be examined immediately and after satisfying the objections if any, the promotion orders will be issued from DE to DGM.

(b) JTO to SDE promotion: We requested to issue early promotion order from JTO to SDE(T) to fill-up about 5000 vacant SDE(T) posts. PGM(Pers.) mentioned that due to contempt case pending in the Hon'ble CAT Ernakullam bench and now has been posted for hearing on 15.02.2019.After the clearance of contempt case only ,the promotion orders will be considered.

(c) Consideration of request/tenure transfers of AOs/CAOs/DGM(Fin.)s: We requested for consideration of request/tenure transfers of AOs/CAOs/DGM(Fin.)s. PGM(Pers.) mentioned that all the pending cases are being examined and will be considered shortly. 

07.02.2019:   GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL regarding scrapping of MTRR and withdrawal of MT notification...<<<Click here for letter>>>
07.02.2019:   Update on GTI( Group Term Insurance) for BSNL executives : Meeting of Group Term Insurance Committee held today  under the Chairmanship of Sr. GM (Estt), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi.  Committee members GM (Trg) & GM(SR) were participated in the meeting. From AIBSNLEA side  AGS (Fin) and AGS (DR) attended the meeting.  Representatives of other associations SNEA, AIGETOA  and SEWA were also present.

In the meeting today, Committee finalized the GTI scheme and the policy documents and it is decided that MoU will be signed in next week. The policy will be effective from 01.03.2019. There will be two schemes with 50 lakhs coverage and 20 lakhs coverage. Those who are above 50 years they can also opt for either 50 lakhs or 20 lakhs scheme.

ESS Popup will again be opened for 2 days for exercise/change the options. 

06.02.2019:   AUAB meeting with Addl. Sect(T), DoT:  The representatives of AUAB met Addl. Sect(T), DoT and discussed regarding settlement of AUAB demands. AUAB expressed their serious concern against non settlement of AUAB demands even after assurances given by Secy(T), DoT & Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) in the meeting held on 2nd Dec., & 3rd Dec., 2018. We categorically told that despite the assurances given in the Digital Commission Meeting held on 5th Feb., 2019 for 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL and issues related to revival of BSNL, payment of pension contribution on actual basic instead of maximum of the pay have not been cleared by IFD(DoT) and not send to DoE. the queries raised by DoP&PW regarding IDA pension revision formula has not yet been replied by DoT. The Cabinet Note on pay revision of BSNL executives & non-executives for relaxing affordability clause of 3rd PRC has not been sent to Cabinet for approval. The left out issues of 2nd PRC are not yet settled.

AST explained that in yesterday's Digital Commission Meeting, MTNL revival plan could not be discussed due to some queries. He further explained that in MTNL revival plan, MTNL Management has suggested for reduction of age from 60 years to 58 years, VRS & there is no proposal for pay revision. The BSNL revival plan is now ready but informally Digital Commission has advised to DoT to take the comments of TRAI on this issue in view of the Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgement. Thus 4G spectrum allocation will be send to TRAI for comments shortly. The other issues related to monitisation of non-core land of BSNL & VRS are to be discussed in the next Digital Commission Meeting to be held on 21st Feb., 2019 at 11.00 AM. He mentioned that regarding VRS in BSNL Rs. 6000 Crs. ex-gratia liability will be born by govt. through souvenir guarantee.

On the issue of pay revision, AST further mentioned that even 5% fitment benefit on pay revision is difficult to get clear from DoE. On the AUAB demands AST told that he will shortly arrange a meeting with Hon'ble MOSC(I/C). He appealed to defer three days strike. We explained that three days strike notice has been served to draw the attention of govt. fro the settlement of AUAB demands. In case the demands are not settled, AUAB will be forced to resume indefinite strike.

06.02.2019:   GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL regarding non filling-up of about 900 vacant DGM (Engg) Posts  <<<Click here for letter>>>
05.02.2019:  AUAB Meeting with OSD to Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) on 05.02.2019: AUAB leaders met OSD to Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) Sh. Anand Kumar, for kind intervention of Hon'ble MOSC(I/C)  for honoring the assurances given to AUAB on 3rd Dec., 2018.

We expressed our unhappiness against the indifferent attitude of DoT officers in settling the AUAB demands even after assurances given by Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) . OSD mentioned that DoT seriously working for the settlement of AUAB demands. However, he immediately called AST Office to submit the status of AUAB demands settlement.

AST advised to OSD to send AUAB leaders in his chamber to discuss the matter. Accordingly, AST fixed up the meeting with AUAB leaders on 6th Feb., 2019 at 15.30 Hrs.

05.02.2019:  Digital Commission Meeting held today in DOT:- It is reliably learnt that the revival Plan of MTNL which was in DC  agenda could not be discussed today in view of the queries made by IFD(DOT). The revival plan of BSNL is yet to be prepared for want of final report on BSNL'S revival plan from IIM Ahemdabad. In BSNL'S revival plan, allotment of 4G Spectrum to BSNL is also the item for decision. It seems that the issues of revival of BSNL/MTNL are not the Priority items in DOT.
05.02.2019:   GS writes to The PGM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate office, New Delhi regarding request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of SDE <<<Click here for letter>>>

05.02.2019:   6th AIC of AIBSNLEA at Vijawada

All the Circle/District  Secretaries are requested

1) To forward the Delegate List of their respective Circle by Mail to the Circle Secretary, of AP Circle Com. A. Koteswara Rao, DGM for the forthcoming 6th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA scheduled to be held at Vijayawada from 9.4.2019 to 11.4.2019. Mail ID: akrao1959@gmail.com, Mobile No. 094400 00505.

2) Also send Advertisements/Donations collected for the Souvenir as assured in the AIBSNLEA CWC Meeting held at Dehradun during August 2018.

05.02.2019:  BSNL Executives'  Diary – 2019 : All the Circle/District Secretaries and other concerned are requested to place the purchase orders for BSNL Executives'  Diary – 2019 to AIBSNLEA, CHQ at the earliest for early dispatch. Limited stock is available at CHQ.

01.02.2019:  AUAB served notice to Secy(T), DoT & CMD, BSNL for three days strike w.e.f. 18th Feb., 2019 ....<<<Click here for notice>>>

 

Charter of demands for the 3 day strike from 18.02.2019>>>>>

1. Implementation of 3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment.

2. Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, as per the proposals submitted by the BSNL Management.

3. Implement assurance of the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications for delinking pension revision from pay revision. Revise pension of BSNL retirees w.e.f. 01.01.2017.

4. Payment of pension contribution by BSNL as per the government rule.

5. Settlement of the left out issues of the 2nd Pay Revision Committee.

6. a) Approval for BSNL's Land Management Policy without any delay.
6. b) Expeditiously complete the mutation and the process of transferring of all assets to BSNL, as per the Cabinet decision taken on the eve of the formation of BSNL.

7. (a) Ensure financial viability of BSNL, as per the decision taken by the Group of Ministers, at the time of formation of BSNL.
7. (b) Issue letter of comfort for BSNL's proposals for taking bank loans.
7. (c) Expeditiously fill up all vacant post of BSNL Board of Directors.

8. Scrap BSNL's outsourcing for the operation and maintenance of it's mobile towers.

31.01.2019:  AUAB meeting with Additional Secretary (T), DOT and its internal meeting tomorrow : In continuation to   the discussion that the AUAB had with the Additional Secretary (Telecom) yesterday, further discussions took place between the AUAB and the CMD BSNL yesterday, as well as today. The representatives of the AUAB met Shri Anshu Prakash, Additional Secretary (Telecom) today afternoon. To their surprise, the Additional Secretary (Telecom) told the AUAB representatives today that, even giving the 5% fitment would be difficult. The AUAB did not accept the 5% fitment offer made yesterday. In this backdrop, the AUAB will be holding it's meeting at 11:30 am tomorrow. The meeting will take appropriate decision on the charter of demands. The Executives and Non-Executives are requested to keep ready for struggle.

31.01.2019:  Meeting with PGM(Pers): GS met PGM (Pers.) and requested to issue promotion order from DE to DGM(Engg.) to fill up 891  vacant DGM posts against which the CPC has been completed one month before . PGM(Pers.) mentioned that the DE seniority list is being uploaded on BSNL Intranet shortly in view of the objections raised by some executives. After receiving the objections, it will examined and promotion orders will be issued accordingly.

31.01.2019:  Writ Petition case regarding Tower Subsidiary: The Writ Petition case regarding Tower Subsidiary was listed as Item No. 5 in Court No. 7 before the Delhi High Court today.  Mr. Rajshekhar Rao appeared on behalf of the Petitioners i.e. AIBSNLEA, SNEA, AIGETOA & others , apprised the Court that DOT was yet to file a response and sought liberty to file a rejoinder to the Counter Affidavit filed by BSNL as also DOT. Accordingly, the matter has been adjourned to 20.08.2019.

30.01.2019:  AUAB meeting with CMD (BSNL): GS AIBSNLEA, GS SNEA,GS BSNLEU and GS NFTE  met CMD,BSNL  in the presence  of Director (HR) BSNL Board  as per the advice of AST to discuss the viable proposal for pay revision : AUAB  leaders demanded 15% fitment benefit for pay revision. Regarding Pension revision less than 15% fitment benefit can not be accepted by AUAB since the pension contribution of the BSNL pensioners was paid BSNL to DOT as per rule. After detailed discussions CMD BSNL mentioned that tomorrow morning 11.00 Hrs; he will be giving a presentation to Secy (T) on revival plan of BSNL including 4G spectrum allocation, monetision of non core land of BSNL, pay revision, payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay and pension revision wherein views of AUAB will also be presented.

30.01.2019:  Court case against creation of BSNL's Tower Subsidiary Company : Writ petition filed by AIBSNLEA, SNEA, AIGETOA and others against the creation of BSNL's Tower  Subsidiary Company in the Hon'ble High Court Delhi is coming for arguments  tomorrow in the Court No.7 at case no.5 in the Hon'ble High Court Delhi. BSNL has filed the rejoinder but DOT is yet to file the rejoinder.

30.01.2019:  Meeting between AUAB and the Additional Secretary, Telecom: A meeting was held today between the AUAB and Shri Anshu Prakash, Additional Secretary(Telecom). AUAB representatives in the Committee for Periodic Interaction, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convenor, AUAB, Com.Chandeshwar Singh, CS, NFTE & Chairman, AUAB, Com.Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, and Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA participated. From the DoT side, Shri R.K. Khandelwal, Joint Secretary(Admn.) Shri S.K. Jain, DDG (Estt.), Shri Rajeev Kumar, DDG (Budget), also participated. Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR) and Shri A.M. Gupta, GM(SR), represented BSNL. Detailed discussion took place on the 3rd Pay Revision, 4G spectrum, Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic pay and Pension Revision issues. As regards the 3rd Pay Revision issue, it was suggested from the DoT side that, Pay Revision with 5% fitment could be given. If the AUAB accepted this, then this issue would be placed for the approval of the Digital Commission meeting, to be held on 05/02/2019, and that thereafter it would go for the approval of the Cabinet, said the DoT side. The AUAB stated that 5% fitment is very low and that they could not accept it. Thereafter, the AST suggested that the AUAB representatives could discuss the issue with the CMD BSNL and could come back to him within a day or two. 

Regarding 4G spectrum allocation to BSNL, AST mentioned that the queries made by DOE & Niti Aayog have been replied by BSNL and on that basis the matter will be discussed in the Digital Commission Meeting which is scheduled to be held on 5th Feb., 2019, along with 4G spectrum allocation proposal, the revival plan of BSNL including monetization of BSNL non-core land will also be discussed. After approval of Digital Commission, it will be taken up in the Cabinet for approval.

Replies received from BSNL for the payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay will be send to DoE after the clearance of Internal Finance of DoT.

The issue of pension revision, delinking from pay revision, AUAB representatives demanded 15% fitment since the pension contribution has already been paid to DoT by BSNL.

Regarding anomaly on pension revision for the BSNL pensioners retiring after 01/01/2017, AST directed DDG(Estt.) to have separate discussion with the leaders of AUAB to prepare the formula for pension revision. Accordingly AUAB leaders had separate discussion with DDG(Estt.) on pension revision & decided to submit the formula for pension revision of post retiring 01/01/2017 BSNL pensioners shortly.

30.01.2019: GS writes to

1. The Director (HR),BSNL Board regarding
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a)
Request for transfer in the cadre of DGM (Finance)

 <<<<Click here for letter>>

2. The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate office regarding
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a)
Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Accounts officer

(b) Representation received from Shri Sanatan Ojha, SDE Staff No 107678 HR No. 99210932 working in TRAI as Senior Research Officer, Regional Officer, Jaipur, on deputation for posting in BSNL CO New Delhi.

(c) Representation received from Shri Y.S. Eranna, AGM HR No. 198007732 regarding Postponement of his VR date.

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

<<<<Click here for letter>>

29.01.2019: Meeting with CMD BSNL:- GS, President and AGS(Fin) met CMD BSNL  and discussed regarding:-

 (a) DE to DGM (Engg) Promotion: We expressed our serious concern against non filling up the vacant 891 DGM (Engg) Posts even the CPC has been completed 28 days before but pending for approval from the Competent authority. CMD assured to discuss the matter with Dir (HR) for an early decision.

(b) Pension Revision Formula for the BSNL Retirees:  We requested CMD BSNL  the Pension Revision Formula being proposed by the AUAB may kindly be approved in  the Management Committee. CMD assured to consider the matter in case the  Pension Revision Formula proposal submitted to the BSNL Management by the AUAB, it will be placed in  the Management Committee  for approval and will be sent DOT for consideration.

29.01.2019:  Meeting with PGM (Pers).:-

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

(a) DE to DGM Promotion: We expressed our serious concern against the delay in issuing DE to DGM promotion orders since the CPC to fill up 891 vacant DGM Posts has been completed 28 days before. We requested PGM (Pers) to issue Promotion orders from DE to DGM (Engg) immediately. After detail discussions PGM (Pers) mentioned that the DE's seniority list will be placed in the public domain shortly and thereafter the promotion orders will be issued.

 (b) AO to CAO Promotion: We requested to fill up the vacant CAO Posts. PGM (Pers) mentioned that  ASG opinion on own merit reservation issue is still awaited. However, he mentioned that Review CPC for SC/ST left out candidates is under process. We requested to utilize 336 MT quota CAO  posts also for promoting remaining eligible AOs waiting for CAO Promotion on Adhoc basis. PGM (Pers) assured to look into the matter.

(c)   Promotion from JTO to SDE(T) :  We requested to expedite CPC to fill- up  vacant SDE(T) Posts (about 4900) since the contempt case in the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam bench has been stayed. PGM (Pers) mentioned that senior officers are unhappy due to the contempt of court cases being filed by some individuals against promotions and has now directed not to consider any promotion till the time  court cases are settled.

29.01.2019:  Selection for the post of CMD BSNL: PESB in its meeting  held at 10.00 AM on 29.01.2019 [Today]  recommended the name of Sh. Pravin Kumar Purwar, CMD MTNL for the post of CMD BSNL.

We congratulated Sh. Pravin Kumar Purwar  for his selection as CMD BSNL. <<<Click here for MOM of PESB>>>

29.01.2019:  Status of  AO to CAO Promotion case in Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh: AO to CAO promotion Status quo case came for hearing today at Hon'ble Chandigarh CAT and posted for next hearing on 13.2.2019

25.01.2019:  AUAB meeting today unanimous decided the following:-

(1) Considering various ground realities, the meeting decided to call on all the Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL to go on a three day strike from 18.02.2019.

(2) Street corner meetings are to be organised throughout the country for 5 days from 11.02.2019, and mobilise the support of the general public for the strike demands.

(3) Press meetings are to be organised at circle and district levels on 12 or 13 February.

(4) To meet all political parties, for mobilising their support for the demands especially, the revival of BSNL.

Demands

(1) Implementation of 3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment.

(2) Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, as per the proposals submitted by the BSNL Management.

(3) Revision of pension to BSNL retirees w.e.f. 01.01.2017.

(4) Payment of pension contribution by BSNL as per the government rule.

(5) Settlement of the left out issues of the 2nd Pay Revision Committee.

(6) a) Approval for BSNL's Land Management Policy without any delay.  b) Expeditiously complete the mutation and the process of transferring of all assets to BSNL, as per the Cabinet decision taken on the eve of the formation of BSNL.

(7) Extend financial support to BSNL, to ensure financial viability, 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.

(8) Scrap the proposal for outsourcing for the maintenance of BSNL's mobile towers..........<<<<Click here for AUAB Circular ..........Dated 25.01.2019>>>>

25.01.2019:  AUAB Meeting with Addl. Secretary (T), DoT on 30th Jan., 2019 at 12.00 Hrs: Director(HR), BSNL Board informed that Addl. Secretary(T), DoT has fixed up the Committee Meeting to discuss the demands of AUAB on 30th Jan., 2019 at 12.00 Hrs.
25.01.2019:  HR Integration of Finance Wing of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi with Personnel Wing: Against the indifferent attitude of Sr. GM(FP) towards finance wing executives. AIBSNLEA strongly protested on 19th Nov., 2018 outside Sr.GM(FP) Office (Details also given below). Sr. GM(FP) was intentionally delaying issuance of AO to CAO Promotion on one pretext or the other. AIBSNLEA brought the kind intervention of CMD BSNL & Director(HR), BSNL Board in this regard, therefore only the AO to CAO promotion orders were issued on 20th Nov., 2018.

Thus AIBSNLEA strongly demanded immediate  HR integration wherein DGM(SEA) should report to GM(Pers.). Finally, the competent authority order for HR Integration on dated 24.01.2019<<<Click here for letter>>>.

We are thankful to CMD BSNL, Director(HR) BSNL Board for taking the long awaited HR Integration decision in BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi.

 

>>>>>>19.11.2018:  Today Executives assembled in BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi:

 

AIBSNLEA BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi executives assembled in the office of Sr. GM(FP), Director(HR), BSNL Board,  CMD BSNL Offices to express their serious concern against not issuing AO to CAO promotions, JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotions & consideration of all the proposals of upgradation in all disciplines. Sr. GM(FP) was reluctant to meet & discuss the matter. Then GS, President along with other office bearers met Director(HR) and expressed the concern on the above issues. Director(HR) mentioned that she has already directed Sr.GM(FP) to process the case of AO to CAO promotions in the line of 2nd legal opinion issued from Sr. Advocate for promotions and advised to meet Sr.GM(FP) & CMD BSNL for further necessary action.

Thereafter when Sr. GM(FP) did not met and discussed the matter, AIBSNLEA representatives met CMD BSNL & apprised the developments wherein some officers of BSNL Corporate Office are stopping the promotions. CMD BSNL after detailed discussions assured to discuss the matter with Director(HR) for issuing AO to CAO promotions against vacant posts. CMD further informed that 3 days before he has already cleared 17 nos. CAO to DGM(Fin.) promotion orders.   We extended thanks to clearing CAO to DGM(Fin.) promotions. We requested to fill up 5000 vacant SDE(T) posts. CMD mentioned that let the contempt case in Hon'ble CAT Kerala be decided ,promotion orders from JTO(T) to SDE(T) will be issued.

We further requested to consider upgradation of the posts in the next higher grade to the eligible executives for promotions in all the disciplines. CMD BSNL assured that let the existing vacancies in CAO cadre & SDE(T) cadre be first fill up thereafter immediately upgradation proposals will be considered.

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24.01.2019:  GS writes to CMD BSNL regarding problems being faced by the field units due to non- payment of electricity bills and other out of account salary deductions-.....<<<<Click here for letter>>>
23.01.2019:  Meeting with CMD BSNL:-GS, President and AGS(Fin) met CMD BSNL  and discussed regarding:-

(a) AUAB meeting with AST, DOT :  We enquired about the meeting to be held with Addl Secy (Telecom),DOT with the AUAB representatives to discuss AUAB demands. CMD BSNL mentioned that as assured by AST the committee meeting may take place tomorrow or day after tomorrow.

 (b) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: We expressed our serious concern against non filling up the vacant 891 DGM (Engg) Posts even the CPC has been completed 20 days before but pending for approval from the competent authority. We apprised him about the status of the court judgments of TES Group 'B' seniority. CMD assured to discuss the matter with Dir (HR) for an early decision.

23.01.2019:  Meeting with Director(HR) BSNL Board.:-GS, President and AGS(Fin) met Director (HR) BSNL Board  and discussed regarding:-

(a) DE to DGM (Engg) Promotion: We expressed our concern against the delay in issuing DE to DGM promotion orders since the CPC has been completed 20 days before ,We also explained the status of court cases and Judgments on TES Group 'B' seniority. After detail discussions Dir(HR) mentioned that the DE'S seniority list will be placed in the public domain shortly and thereafter the promotion orders will be issued.

(b)AUAB meeting with AST, DOT : Director (HR) mentioned that regarding committee meeting she  contacted AST  office today but AST was on tour. However tomorrow morning she will again talk to  AST for fixing  AUAB meeting to discuss their demands.

(b) AO to CAO Promotion: We requested to fill up the vacant CAO Posts. Director (HR) mentioned that  ASG opinion on the on merit reservation issue is still awaited. However, she mentioned that Review CPC for SC/ST left out candidates is being held shortly.  

23.01.2019:  Meeting with PGM(Pers).:-

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

(a) Promotion from JTO to SDE(T) :  We requested to expedite CPC to fill- up  vacant SDE(T) Posts (about 4900) since the contempt case in the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam bench has been stayed. PGM(Pers) assured to look into the matter.

 (b) DE to DGM Promotion: We requested to PGM (Pers) to issue Promotion orders from DE to DGM (Engg) since the CPC to fill up 891 vacant DGM Posts has been completed but held up due to some objections raised in DE'S seniority list. PGM (Pers) assured to look into the matter and to issue promotion orders at the earliest.

Dear Comrades!!!
Souvenir broachers were sent to Circle Secretaries. If any Circle has not received / not sufficient, they may please call the Circle Secretary AP Circle Com. A. Koteswara Rao 9440000505/ Souvenir Committee Secretary Com. Narendar 9490206786.
17.01.2019:  AUAB would be compelled to take recourse to strike - The AUAB cautions the Addl. Secretary (T), DoT:
As per the decision taken in the AUAB meeting held yesterday, representatives of the AUAB, viz., Com. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convener, Com.Chandeshwar Singh, GS, NFTE & Chairman, Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA and Com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA met Shri Anshu Prakash, Addl. Secretary(T), DoT , today. The representatives conveyed him the decision of the AUAB meeting held yesterday. They told the Addl. Secretary(T), in no uncertain terms that, the employees are unhappy that not much progress is made in the 3rd Pay Revision issue. They also informed him that the AUAB will be compelled to give call for the strike, since not much time is left for the Parliament elections. The Addl. Secretary(T) informed that he would hold a meeting with the AUAB next week in which crucial discussion would be held in respect of the issue of 3rd Pay Revision. During discussions, CMD BSNL was also present in the meeting.
17.01.2019:  Time is running out and strike will become unavoidable - AUAB meeting decides to inform the government........
A meeting of the AUAB was held yesterday. Com.Chandeshwar Singh, GS, NFTE & Chairman, AUAB, presided over the meeting. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convener, AUAB, welcomed everyone and presented the agenda item to be discussed in the meeting. General Secretaries / Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA, BSNL MS and BSNL OA, were present in the meeting. The meeting reviewed the progress in the settlement of the demands of the AUAB. The meeting assessed that reasonable progress is made on the demands of 4G spectrum and payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay.

However, the meeting came to the conclusion that, no substantial progress has come on the issues of 3rd Pay Revision and Pension Revision. The meeting also came to the assessment that the time available for the settlement of demands is only upto February, 2019 and that the announcement for Parliament elections may come any time in March, 2019. Once the elections are announced, the Code of Discipline will also come into effect and no demand could be settled thereafter.

In view of the above reasons, the meeting decided to convey to the government that, the AUAB would be compelled to give call for the strike. The meeting also decided that the AUAB should meet the Additional Secretary, Telecom, in person, and communicate this.

GS AIBSNLEA and Advisor(N), CHQ Com. Karan Singh were present in the meeting.

17.01.2019:  AUAB writes to the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications - Informs strike will become unavoidable due to the delay in the settlement of the 3rd Pay Revision........<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

As per the decision taken in meeting held yesterday, letter has been written to Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications, by the AUAB, communicating it's unhappiness over the delay in the settlement of the 3rd Pay Revision issues. In the letter, the AUAB has stated that it would be compelled to go on strike, if no positive outcome comes on the issue. The letter was delivered by hand to the Private Secretary to the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications today, by the AUAB representatives.
16.01.2019:  Meeting between CMD BSNL and the AUAB on 3rd Pay Revision issue: In the meeting held on 10.01.2019, the Addl. Secretary, Telecom, directed the AUAB to hold a discussion with the BSNL Management on the 3rd Pay Revision issue, and to come back to him for a meeting in the following week. Accordingly, a meeting took place between the AUAB and the CMD BSNL today. The Director (HR) was also present in the meeting. From the AUAB, Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convenor, Com. Chandeshwar Singh, GS, NFTE & Chairman, Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com.RaviShil Verma, GS, AIGETOA, Com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, Com. Rewati Prasad, AGS, ATM and Com. H.P. Singh, Dy.GS, BSNL OA, were present. Discussion took place on the issue of 3rd Pay Revision.

The AUAB representatives categorically demanded that 3rd Pay Revision should be settled with 15% fitment. The CMD BSNL also stated that the BSNL Management sticks on to it's earlier position that 3rd Pay Revision should be settled with 15% fitment. The AUAB pointed out that the notification for Parliament election would be issued any time in the month of March, 2019 and that the available time for the settlement of 3rd Pay Revision was very less. The representatives also pointed out that the AUAB would be constrained to restart the agitation, if no favourable settlement comes on time.

16.01.2019:  GS writes to

1. The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate office regarding
(1) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of AGM/DE
(2) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of SDE (T).........<<<<Click here for letter>>>

2. The Director (HR),BSNL Board regarding

(a)Cancellation of transfer order of Shri Thulasi Ramaiah HJ (DGM (F) KTK.
(b) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of DGM (Fin) .............<<<<Click here for letter>>>

3. The CGM (EW), BSNL Corporate office regarding

(a) Representation received from our Circle Secretary Jharkhand Circle regarding non-reliving of Sh Soumitra Sinha, SDE EP Ranchi....................<<<<Click here for letter>>>

16.01.2019:  AUAB writes to Shri Anshu Prakash, Addl. Secretary, (Telecom), DoT regarding requesting to grant a meeting to the AUAB –- <<<Click here for letter>>>

11.01.2019:  Meeting of the Committee for Periodic Interaction (Institutional Mechanism)  and meeting between the AUAB and the Addl.Secretary(T), DoT:

A meeting of the Committee for Periodic Interaction (Institutional Mechanism) was held in the Sanchar Bhawan yesterday the 10-01-2019. From the AUAB, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convener, Com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE & Chairman, Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA and Com.Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA participated. Shri.R.K.Kandelwal, Joint Secretary(Admn.) - Convener Committee, Shri S.K.Jain, DDG(Estt.), Sh. Rajeev Kumar DDG(Budget), Sh. Sanjay Agarwal, Director(Estt.), Sh. Pawan Gupta, Director(PSU), from DoT side and Ms.Sujata Ray, Director(HR) and ShriA.M.Gupta, GM(SR) from BSNL side were present in the meeting.
It may be remembered that the AUAB strongly demanded that this Committee should be chaired by the Addl. Secretary(T), and that no result would be achieved if it is presided over by the Joint Secretary level officer. Whatever we predicted, has proved to be correct. The Joint Secretary(Admn.) and the DDG(Estt.) were not able to give any worthwhile information about the status of the issues, viz., 3rd Pay Revision, Allotment of 4G spectrum, Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic pay and Pension Revision. Both the officers are completely negative on our issues. No worth mentioning outcome came from this meeting.
Hence, after this meeting, the AUAB leaders went and met Shri Anshu Prakash, Addl. Secretary(T) and expressed their total dissatisfaction about the outcome of the meeting. Shri R.K.Kandelwal, Joint Secretary (Admn.), Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) and Shri A.M.Gupta, GM(SR) were also present. Thereafter, full fledged discussion took place with the Addl.Secretary(T).

3rd Pay Revision :
Detailed discussion took place. The Addl. Secretary(T) told that the DoT is ready to settle the 3rd Pay Revision. But, he categorically told that it will be very difficult for the DoT to get the approval of the Cabinet for 15% fitment, since BSNL's financial position does not allow payment of such high salary. He requested the AUAB and the BSNL Management to discuss and take viable decision and bring to DoT immediately so that this can be taken in next Digital Commission scheduled to be held in the first week of Feb., 2019.

4G spectrum to BSNL:
As regards the allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, the Addl. Secretary(T) confidently told that the DoT would do it's best to get the Cabinet approval for the allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. He expressed hope that the Digital Commission meeting to be held in the 1st week of February would give the necessary clearance, after which it would go for the Cabinet approval.

Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic pay:
As regards the issue of Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic pay, the Addl. Secretary(T) told that the Department of Expenditure (DoE) has sought certain details and that the DoT has already written to the BSNL in this regard. The Director (HR) replied that within 1 or 2 days, BSNL would send a reply to the DoT. The Addl. Secretary(T) assured that thereafter prompt action would be taken to get the approval of the DoE.

Pension Revision:
On this issue, the AUAB representatives expressed their dissatisfaction and demanded that prompt action should be taken by the DoT. Thereafter, detailed discussion took place with regards to the fitment, etc. Finally, the Addl. Secretary(T) requested Director(HR) to provide with copies of relevant documents like Govt. orders related to the earlier pension revision documents to the employees, etc.
 

Left out items of 2nd PRC :At the end of the meeting, the Addl. Secretary(T), DoT suggested that the AUAB representatives could again meet him next week. In addition to that left out items of 2nd PRC, Director(HR) BSNL informed that the BSNL Management is taking necessary action to enhance the superannuation benefits from 5% to 8%.

10.01.2019:  GS writes to

1. The Director (HR & Fin), BSNL Board regarding 

(a) Representation received from Shri Jagdish Chandra Chauhan, DGM (F), regarding promotion of Jt. GM (F) by granting relaxation in condition of recruitment rules.

<<<Click here for letter>>>

2. . The Sr. GM (FP), BSNL Corporate office regarding 

(a) Representation received from Shri N. Balachandar, CAO, HR No. 198005987 regarding Non-issue of CAO regular in TT Circle – Issue of looking after as CAO

(b) Representation received from Shri Satish Kumar JAO, HR No. 00701635 regarding pay fixation in E1 scale (Rs. 18850/-) as Junior Accounts officer (JAO) promoted through JAO LICE exam held on 17.7.2016 under 40% quota.

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

(d) Representation received from Shri Satish Kumar Gupta, HR No. 198809313 regarding promotion of CAOs and not joining as CAOs due to status quo grated by Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh.

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3.  The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate office regarding 

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

(b) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of AGM/DE on promotion to DGM (T)

(b) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of DGM on promotion from AGM/DE

(c) Representation received from Shri Anand Bahadur Singh, HR No. 199405607 regarding inclusion of his name in list no. 7 as per seniority of TES group B 1998-99 (LDCE 2002

 <<<Click here for letter>>>

10.01.2019:  Recruitment Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued instructions regarding recruitment of MT (Internal) and MT(External) in BSNL  ....<<<Click here for letter>>>

10.01.2019:  Report of the 5th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA MP Circle held at Ujjain on 4.1.2019 :  The “Open Session” of 5th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA MP Circle was held at Hotel Meghdoot & Resort, Indore Road Ujjain on 4th January 2019.The open session was inaugurated by lightning the lamp by CGMT M.P. Circle Dr.Mahesh Shukla, CHQ President Shri S.Sivakumar,GS Shri.Prahlad Rai, Organizing Secretary (West) CHQ Shri.C.M.Saste.

The hall was jam packed and was full to its capacity. The welcome speech was presented by Chairman Organizing Committee Shri.P.K.Shukla., he welcomes all the guests and members present in the house. Circle Secretary M.P Circle read the Key Note address and underlines the important issues at CHQ level as well as circle level. Leaders of All Unions & Associations were attended and addressed the Open Session.


Dr.Mahesh Shukla CGM M.P. Circle BSNL addressed the house. In his address CGM Dr.Mahesh Shukla underline the various issues related to BSNL viability. He also put forward his personnel view of “Volunteer Replacement Scheme “in which employees & Officers above 50 years of age may replace them with their wards. In his opinion this will save the expenditure on salary and at the other hand manpower problem of BSNL can be solved and BSNL will get young and energetic manpower.
 

Shri.Habib Khan Chairman AUAB M.P & CS NFTE, DS AIGETOA Ujjain, Shri.R.K.Raikwar CS SEWA M.P Shri.Dutta Majumdar CS SNEA, Shri.Prakash Sharma Convener AUAB M.P & CS BSNLEU M.P addressed the gathering.

OS(West) Com. C,M Saste in his address thanked the MP Circle for conducting the Circle Conference which was over due. He assured MP circle all the co-operation from CHQ.

CHQ President Com.S.Sivakumar in his energetic and impressive speech informed the house regarding all the issues related to Viability of BSNL, Promotions in various cadres, Court cases and AIBSNLEA's role in various agitation programmers.

The gathering was very curious to listen their beloved leader Com.Prahlad Rai GS, AIBSNLEA .In a very impressive & commanding Speech GS covered all the issues from viability of BSNL to the organizational matters.
GS informed in response to DOT letter dated 6-11.2018, that BSNL Management has proposed reduction of retirement age as 58 years Instead of 60 years for revision of pay of Board level and below Board level executives of BSNL under 3rd PRC. Even this BSNL's proposal is not acceptable to DoT, mentioning that the financial implication for Implementation of 3rd PRC i.e. Rs. 2980 Crore annually could not be substantiated.

GS expressed his surprise that BSNL Management has given such proposal to DoT even without discussing with theBSNL Unions and Associations. This is a serious situation and our association with AUAB has to mmediately react against such Actions of DOT/BSNL Management.
Regarding JTO (T) To SDE (T) our GS informed that AIBSNLEA is seriously taking up the case to fill up about 4700 vacant SDE (T) posts Since there is no stay order in promotions from JTO (T) to SDE (T).But you know that due to contempt of court Case is pending in Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam promotion order from JTO(T) to SDE(T) could not be issued.
GS informed that AIBSNLEA is against recruitment of MT in BSNL,and CHQ is ready to  fight against the direct recruitment of MT in BSNL, the prospects of BSNL recruits officers will be badly affected if this channel is open and once again Our young officers will face the same situation which we the seniors have faced due to recruitment of ADT's.Regarding DE To DGM Promotion GM informed that Hon'able CAT Chandigarh vacated the Stay order from DE to DGM (T) promotion. You Know that about 890DGM (T) posts is vacant and adhoc DGM and Regular DE's who had completed 4 years service may get the benefit.
CHQ is seriously taking up the issue with Director HR & GM Pers. for early issue of promotion orders.
Regarding AO To CO Promotion, Status quo case on catch up rule in Hon'ble CAT is posted for next Hearing on 29.1.2019. CHQ is making all efforts to get vacated Status-Quo in AO to CAO promotion order from Hon'ble Chandigarh CAT and had meeting with Director (HR) and GM (Pers.). Director (HR) directed GM (Pers.) to take immediate action to get vacates Status Quo order for AO to CAO Promotions.
Regarding implementation of Rule -206 of SDE's Seniority Case, GS informed that due to continuous persuasion of CHQ, Director (HR) given the approval to take the legal opinion from ASG for the implementation of Rule-206 of TES Group-'B' seniority case judgment delivered by the Hon'ble Supreme Court.The draft proposal for seeking legal opinion from ASG is being sent shortly. The Hon'ble SC Judgment on Rule-206 TES Group-'B' officer's seniority case in true sense.
Regarding AUAB demands GS explain in detail

1. Payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay instead of maximum of the pay scale: AIBSNLEA is perusing the matter and took meeting with Adl.Sect (T) ,as you know a committee comprising DOT/BSNL officers and AUAB representatives was constituted. AIBSNLEA expressed its concern against Non inclusion of the Executive Associations in the Committee and not holding of the Committee meeting.
2. Delinking of pension revision from pay revision of BSNL employees:
AIBSNLEA took the issue with Adl.Secy (T) and it was informed that due to not receipt of reply from Jt.Secy.DOP & PW the issue is pending, an early reply of DOT letter by DOP & PW may resolve the issue.
3. 3rd PRC implementation & Wage revision of BSNL employees:
AIBSNLEA CHQ expressed it serious concern against the DOT attitude for not able to resolve the issue. It is reliable learnt that IIM Ahmadabad report regarding viability of BSNL is expected to be
submitted inDOT in First week of January. On the basis of IIM Ahmadabad report Cabinet Note will be moved to Cabinet for the Implementation of 3rd PRC.

4. 4G Spectrum to BSNL: 
DOT is trying to resolve the issue from DOE .No concrete solution is visible.

5. Revision of pay scales E1A by E2, E2A by E3, E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 & E6 by E7: 
AIBSNLEA CHQ gave letter to Adl.Secy .(T) in this regard, It is now with Jt. Secy(Admin),  The delay in settlement of AUAB demands is causing resentment & frustration among the BSNL employees. To avoid Resumption of Indefinite Strike by AUAB, the demands should immediately be settled by DOT as Assured by the Hon'ble MOSC & Secy. (T), DOT.

Regarding Promotion of JAO to AO, JTO TO SDE, SDE TO DE, Telecom Factory, Electrical & Civil Wing
: GS mentioned that due to efforts of AIBSNLEA the history was created and all pending promotions of JAO to AO, JTO TO SDE, SDE TO DE, Telecom Factory, and Electrical & Civil Wing were issued.
GS appreciated Ujjain Comds. for making fabulous arrangements of 5th Circle Conference. GS gave thanks to gathering for patient listening and due to shortage of time could not cover many other issues.

Circle President of AIBSNLEA M.P Shri.H.M. Bajpai presented the Vote of thanks,

GS then proposed to have elections of new body, which was accepted by the house.

Shri.H.M. Bajpai, President AIBSNLEA M.P dissolved the present body Shri.P.K.Shukla DS Ujjain proposed the name of Shri.H.M.Bajpai as election officer, house passed the proposal.

The House unanimously elected the President, Circle Secretary, Financial Secreatry and CWC Member respectively as under :-
1.Circle President: Shri.Narayan Prasad Sharma AO
2.Circle Secretary: Shri.Mohd.Parwez Khan D.E
3. Financial Secretary: Shri.Amar Singh D.E
4. CWC Member: Shri.P.K.Shukla

Oath taking ceremony to new elected body was performed by AIC President Shri.S.Sivkumar.

10.01.2019:  The interim report of IIMA on Revival/Restructuring of BSNL <<<Click here for report>>>
10.01.2019:  <<<<<Click here for AUAB Circular for the meeting held on dated 08.01.2019>>>>

09.01.2019:  AUAB meeting with Secretary (T):  On behalf of AUAB GS, AIBSNLEA , GS, SNEA, GS, BSNLEU & GS, NFTE BSNL met Secretary(T) in the presence of Additional Secretary(T) and discussed regarding formation of Institutional Mechanism Committee as per the directive of the Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) for interaction between the DOT, AUAB and  BSNL. We requested the Institutional Mechanism should be headed at least by the Additional Secretary (T) and the AUAB should be given four representatives in the Institutional Mechanism Committee,  two for the Executives and two for the Non Executives.

On our pleading Secretary (T) allowed four representatives of AUAB as requested in the Committee. She mentioned that JS (Admin) is the Convenor of the Committee and after the meeting the members may meet with the AST/Secretary (T). AST confirmed that tomorrow at 1600 hrs. Institutional Mechanism Committee meeting has been decided to discuss the AUAB demands as a follow up action.

Secretary(T) also mentioned that already Policy guidelines has been given by the Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) for the settlement of AUAB demands, the Committee has been constituted to monitor and keep the issues on track for settlement. She further assured that we can meet Secretary (T) also as and when required.

09.01.2019:  Meeting with Member (F), Member(S) and Advisor(F), DoT: GS & President met Member(F) , Member(Services) and Advisor(F) DoT and greeted them for New Year 2019. We also requested Member (F) and Advisor (F) for the settlement of our Pay revision, Pension revision, Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic pay and allocation of 4G Spectrum to BSNL. Member (F) gave a positive assurance for the settlement of the issues. Advisor (F) mentioned that he is convinced to settle Pension revision at the earliest also mentioned regarding 4G Spectrum allocation legal opinion is awaited on the basis Hon'ble Supreme Court judgement for the payment of bidding charges. He immediately directed DDG (Budget) to issue Letter of Comfort to BSNL for taking Loan from Banks.

We requested Member(S) for getting early reply from DOP&PW on pension revision of BSNL Pensioners. Member(S) assured to discuss the matter with DDG (Estt) for an early action.

09.01.2019:  Meeting with Director (Estt), DoT: We discussed regarding CGHS facility to BSNL Pensioners. Director (Estt) DoT appraised that our Letter No. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/DDG (Estt) DOT/ dated 25.10.2018 addressed to DDG (Estt) DoT regarding the problems being faced by BSNL Pensioners in availing CGHS facility due to change of Account Head from 3225 to 2071 has been sent to the CCA Jaipur, Rajasthan for necessary action vide Lr.No.4-12(12)/2018-PAT dated 12.11.2018 and reminder dated 01.01.2019 (<<<Click here for letter>>>) and action taken of the progress of the case may be informed to the DOT Establishment Office. Director (Estt) advised to take up the matter with the CCA, Jaipur for further necessary action. 
09.01.2019:  Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board: GS, President & AGS (Fin) met DIR (HR) and discussed regarding
(a) DE (Regular) to DGM (T) Adhoc Promotion:
We requested Dir (HR) to consider DE to DGM Promotion to fill up 891 vacant DGM posts since the CPC has been expedited. We also appraised her regarding the status of the various court cases on TES Gr.B seniority list. Dir (HR) after detailed discussions assured to discuss the matter with GM (Pers) for the issuance of early promotion orders.
(b) AO to CAO Promotion:
We requested Dir (HR) to file MA in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh against the status quo on promotion orders from AO to CAO granted. Dir (HR) assured to discuss the matter with Sr.GM (FP).
(c) Status of the AUAB demands in DOT:
We appraised Dir (HR) regarding our discussions with the Secretary (T), AST, Member (F) and Advisor (F) on the issue of Pay revision, Pension revision and payment of Pension contribution on actual basic. Director (HR) mentioned that the queries made by DOT on these issues are being replied by the BSNL. She also confirmed that the interim report of IIM Ahmedabad has been received by DoT/BSNL wherein the need for allocation of 4G Spectrum to BSNL has been recommended in the Revival Plan of BSNL.
GM (SR) and OSD to Dir(HR) were also present in the meeting.
09.01.2019:  AIBSNLEA CHQ extends full support to the Comrades of Kerala Circle fighting against the indifferent attitude of CGMT, Kerala Circle towards AIBSNLEA members. AIBSNLEA Kerala Circle hold Lunch Hour Demonstration on 07.01.2019 at Trivandrum as a protest action.  AIBSNLEA CHQ has given a protest letter to CMD BSNL.......<<<<Click here for letter>>>
Facts regarding proposed change in the rate of pension contribution would be effective from implementation from 01.01.2007 are as under:-

Basis of the above date is implementation of 2nd PRC in BSNL, as DoP&T OM implemented at time of 6th CPC.

Detailed justification as under :
As per file no . DOT 7-1/2000 /TA-I/17 dated 31.07.2002 pension contribution payable by BSNL will be as per rates prescribed under FR 116 & 117 i.e. Calculation of monthly contribution towards cost of Pension payable during foreign service.

As per the DOP&T OM dated 15th May, 2000, based on the decision of the government on the recommendations of the 5th CPC, pension contribution payable w.e.f 01.01.1996 in respect of employees on foreign service/deputation was based on the maximum of the pay scale. Accordingly, based on this order, BSNL has been paying pension contribution to DoT for the BSNL absorbed employees w.e.f 01.10.2000 on maximum of the scale.

However, based on the recommendations of 6th CPC on pay revision of the Central Govt Employees w.e.f 01.01.2006, the government, vide DOP&T order No. 2/34/2008-Estt. (Pay II) dated 19.11.2009 w.e.f 01.01.2006 in respect of employees on foreign service/deputation, is to be paid on the existing basic pay (pay band plus grade pay) and not on the maximum of the pay scale. It superseded the OM dated 15.05.2000.
This order is effective from the date of implementation of 6th CPC i.e. 1.1.2006. Therefore effective date of implementation n BSNL should be 01.01.2007 i.e. implementation of 2nd PRC.

As per PIB release 26th Dec., 2013 regarding, Disbursement of pensionary benefits to all the combined service pension optee absorbed employees of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), sister PSU of BSNL are as under:-

“consequential amendments to the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, adjustments in respect of Government pension liability previously discharged by MTNL and proposed change in methodology in pension contribution as per FR-116 upto 31.12.2005 on the maximum of the IDA pay-scales and with effect from 01.01.2006 on the actual pay drawn in the IDA pay-scales will be made. “

08.01.2019:  GS, President   & AGS (Fin) met Secy(T), Add Secy (T), OSD to MOSC, PS to MOSC, Jt. Secy(A), Jt Secy(T), DDG(Estt.), DDG(Fin./Estt..), DDG(Pers.), Director(Estt.) & Director(PSU) DOT and greeted all these officers on New Year-2019. We also requested Add Secy(T) and Jt. Secy(A) DOT to hold the committee Meeting at the earliest to discuss AUAB demands. Jt. Secy(A) informed that the committee meeting has been fixed up on 10-01.2019 at 16.00Hrs to discuss the AUAB demands. 
08.01.2019:  BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding revision of scales of pay w.e.f. 01.01 .2007 - Payment of IDA at revised rates w.r.t. Board level and below Board level posts including non-unionised supervisors in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) - Increase of IDA by 3.2% <<<Click here for order>>>

07.01.2019:  AIBSNLEA extends its moral & solidarity support to the General Strike called by Central Trade Unions on 08th & 09th , January, 2019.

07.01.2019:  Meeting with CMD, BSN: GS, President  & AGS (Fin) met CMD, BSNL and greeted him on New Year. CMD mentioned that for the growth of BSNL both Management and Employees should work together and make BSNL to turn around so as to regain its original glory in this New Year 2019. We discussed regarding

(a) DE (Regular) to DGM (T) Adhoc Promotion:  We extended our sincere thanks to CMD BSNL for allowing CPC from DE to DGM (T) to fill up the 891vacant posts. We requested CMD for early issuance of the promotion orders. We appraised him about the status of the Court Judgements on TES Gr.B seniority cases. CMD assured to discuss the matter with Dir (HR).

(b) Status of the AUAB demands in DOT:  We enquired about the status of the AUAB demands in DOT and the constitution of committee comprising DOT/BSNL officers and AUAB representatives. CMD BSNL informed that DOT desired to hold the meeting of the committee in the last week but the AUAB representatives were not available, thus the Committee meeting may take place in this week end..

(c) 6th AIC at Vijayawada, AP: We extended our invitation to CMD, BSNL for attending  6th AIC of AIBSNLEA being held at Vijayawada, AP w.e.f. 9th April to 11th April 2019 as chief Guest. CMD assured to make it convenient to attend the AIC.

03.01.2019:  DE to DGM(T) Promotion: GS discussed with GM(Pers.) regarding DE to DGM(T) Promotion. GM(Pers.) mentioned that he is trying to take the approval of the competent authority today itself on CPC minutes to issue DE to DGM(T) promotion orders. He told that efforts are being made to issue DE to DGM(T) promotion orders by tomorrow.

03.01.2019:  REPORT OF  CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF CHHATTISGARH CIRCLE ON 02.01.2019: On dated 2-1-2019 circle conference of Chhattisgarh circle held at Hotel Rajputana, Raipur(Chhattisgarh) in presence of CHQ leaders  GS Shri Prahlad Rai, President Shri Shiv kumar and OS(W) Shri C.M Saste.

The open session was started on 11.30 AM with welcome speech delivered by CS Shri Bhupesh Choudhary. Chief Guest of session was CGMT Chhattisgarh Circle Shri R.N.patel and other senior officers of BSNL Chhattisgarh Circle e.g. GMTD Raipur, GM(HR&ADMN), GM(WTP) was guest of honor in open session. CS SNEA,CS BSNLEU and CS NFTE were also present in open session and addressed the session.

Shri K.Kujur GMTD Raipur had appealed to all to maintain quality of services in BSNL. He pointed out that all units like SSA, project and maintenance region are required to be worked with common interest and given an example that by the way of installing transmission equipments by SSA and WTR maximum  OFC media rings are being prepared so that crunch of bandwidth may be avoided. He also focused that attention is to be given to those places where revenue may be generated more and more.

Shri T.R.Patel President AIBSNLEA had expressed about serious concern of mobile coverage at villages and appealed to restore the services at rural areas.

Shri C.M.Saste OS(W) CHQ AIBSNLEAhad expressed in detail about  prevailing attitude of Govt of India towards BSNL. He reiterated the part of minutes prepared by GOM while BSNL formed as PSU..In this minutes Govt of India committed to ensure good financial health of BSNL and also committed for job security of employees absorbed in BSNL but in this present situation of BSNL, the Govt. of India is not taking care of those commitment. He also expressed that in the spite of best efforts done by employees and officers of BSNL the loss as reported due to only wrong policies of Govt. He also mentioned that only two circles Kerala and Andaman are earning profit but rest of circle is making more expenditure than total income.

Shri Shiv Kumar President CHQ AIBSNLEA had focused about organizational activities of AIBSNLEA also expressed that only AIBSNLEA made efforts to get promotion as per RR and got success to conduct DPC from JTO to SDE, SDE to DE, JAO to AO , AO to CAO and other discipline of civil , electrical wings. About 11000 executives has got promotion in recent days. Efforts are being made to issue promotion order of JTO to  SDE , DE to DGM and AO to CAO and it is expected these order will be issued shortly.

Other offices GM( WTP), SE(Electrical) and DGM O/o GMTD Raipur had delivered their speech by appealing to improve services and also appeal to reduce expenditure by effective ways of maintenance activities.

Shri Prahlad Rai GS AIBSNLEA had delivered beautiful speech and touched all corner of present scenario of BSNL. He mentioned that BSNL was in profit since formation, USO funds were also being given by Govt. for maintaining services at Rural areas as ADC but subsequently due to wrong policies of Govt. of India the USO funds as ADC had stopped by Govt. of India. The loss as incurred in BSNL  year to year is only due to wrong policies being adpted  by Govt. of India and DOT. Regarding withdrawing the strike call of 3-12-2018 he stated that due to appeal of DOT Secretary and Minister of Communication in view of commitment made by Hon'ble Minister to resolve all demands of AUAB within short period, so considering all situation,  it was felt that opportunity was to be given to Govt. for implementation of demands raised by AUAB.  He also mentioned that in case of further delay created by Govt. to implement the issues of AUAB ,the call for strike may be initiated to get resolve the demand of third PRC, Pension revision, Payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay,  4G spectrum etc…….He pointed out that AIBSNLEA opposed all wrong policies of Govt. time to time and tried to rectify in some extent also up to now is struggling to get resolve all burning issues.

Regarding HR policies he mentioned that sister association was insisting to BSNL management for implementation of CPSU hierarchy but AIBSNLEA only association who insisted for promotion in RR base after conducting CPC for implementation of CPSU Cadre hierarchy. As a result more than  13000 executives have got promotion in all discipline after conducting CPC..Now the cases of JTO to SDE in SCF quota and DE to DGM promotion are going to issue shortly. Left out cases of AO to CAO promotion is also in progress.

Shri R.N.Patel CGMT Chhattisgarh Circle  had mentioned about land line and BB progress of Circle and stated that Chhattisgarh circle is 5th rank in achieving targets of LL and BB. In CM segment he also mentioned that in phase VIII.4 about 80% roll out work has completed in circle. He expressed his satisfaction towards cooperation of union and association in day to day work which is an example that there is no HR issues pending at circle level. He had shown his expectation that issue of third PRC will be resolved by the end of March 2019.

Vote of thanks was given by Circle Secretary Bhupesh Choudhary.

After concluding of open session the discussion was taken place regarding organizational activities of circle in presence of GS, President and OS(W) of CHQ. GS Shri Prahlad Rai answered all queries raised by delegates of district and circle.

The new members joined by migrating from SNEA welcomed by GS.

The old body was dissolved by Circle president and house took over by election officer Shri A.K.Bagri as nominated by members. Shri T.R.Patel, Shri Bhupesh Choudhary and Shri S.K.sandilya elected unanimously as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle treasurer.

Oath taken by all new elected office bearers in presence of CHQ president Shri Shiv Kumar.

GS Shri Prahlad Rai and OS(W) shri C.M. Saste extended thanks to all new elected office bearers also GS emphasized to add more members and make all district body in  all Six SSAs of Chhattisgarh Circle.

CS Bhupesh Choudhary extended thanks to CHQ office bearers and all members of association attended by coming from distant corner of state.

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03.01.2019:  GS discussed with GM(Pers.) regarding DE to DGM(T) promotion and requested to issue promotion orders at the earliest. GM (Pers.) mentioned that all the VCRs of eligible DEs for promotion have been received. CPC work is in progress & will be expedited shortly. He assured for issuing promotion orders from DE to DGM(T) to fill up 891 DGM vacant posts.

JTO to SDE(T) promotion: We further requested GM(Pers.) to issue JTO to SDE(T) promotion orders to fill up about 4900 vacant SDE(T) posts. GM(Pers.) mentioned that CPC work is in progress & efforts are being made to expedite CPC at the earliest but the contempt case on this issue is listed for hearing on 7th Jan., 2019 in Hon'ble CAT Ernakulum. In view of this promotion orders may be issued after 7th Jan., 2019 only.

02.01.2019:  GS writes to

1. The Director (HR & Fin), BSNL Board regarding 

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

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

<<<Click here for letter>>>

2. . The Sr. GM (FP), BSNL Corporate office regarding 

(a) Representation received from Shri V. Narasimhan, AO Staff No. 89491 regarding transfer on promotion of AOs/Sr.AOs to the grade of STS (CAO/AGM) on regular and Adhoc basis

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

<<<Click here for letter>>>

3.  The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate office regarding 

(a) Representation from Shri A. Srinivasa Murthy, AGM, HR No. 198405115 regarding transfer to AP Circle VJ either in AGM cadre or on promotion to DGM cadre.

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

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

(d) Request for Own Cost transfer / posting in the cadre of DGM (T)

 <<<Click here for letter>>>

4. The CGM (NTR) Kidwai Bhawan regarding

(a )Request for relieving in the cadre of JTO (OFC) M

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01.01.2019:  GS, AGS (Fin.) & AGS (DR) met Director (HR) & Director (CFA), BSNL Board on 01.01.2019 & greeted them on New Year. Director (HR) mentioned that for the growth of BSNL transformation in BSNL is immediate requirement for which she would like to discuss with BSNL engineers & Associations. Director (HR) further mentioned that all the DoT Officers, who have served even 5-10 years or more, they should also think for the betterment of BSNL. Some officers available replied that they are committed for BSNL growth as the BSNL has given them many things.
Director (CFA) BSNL Board mentioned that to turn around BSNL some new strategies are to be adopted i.e. full utilisation of CFA network wherein he is proposing a tariff plan in which unlimited calls can be given to the customer for 24 hours.

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY , PROSPEROUS, HEALTHY

NEW YEAR -2019

TO ONE & ALL

31.12.2018:  Convener, AUAB writes to  Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL regarding  reduction of the retirement age of BSNL employees....<<<Click here for letter>>>>