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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

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09.07.2020GS, AIBSNLEA writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL  and requested for immediate  issuance of Promotions to the grade of SDE (T) on Regular basis against the Vacancy year 2011-12 onwards through DPC for SCF 67% quota and through LDCE 33% quota as per SDE RR.  AIBSNLEA strongly oppose any look-after arrangement in the higher grade.  

<<<Click here for GS Letter>>>

Comrades! Please Think-over!

What are the reasons for delay in JTO to SDE (T) Promotion? Those who are singing the tunes of themselves being the saviors of Youngsters have gone to the Court and stalled the Promotions from JTO(T) to SDE(T) under  Seniority Cum Fitness 67% Quota. Due to this Court Case, thousands of BSNL recruited JTOs including 2001 Batch onwards are still waiting for their first promotion for the last 6 to 20 years

Friends, all are aware that due to consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA, 2090 JTO (T) s were promoted as SDE (T) through 2015 LDCE for the vacancy year 2010-11 on 25.06.2018.

All India Eligibility List published by BSNL CO during Feb’ 2015 to grant promotions to the cadre of SDE (T) under 67% seniority cum fitness quota was challenged by some of the Office bearers  of so called Saviors  Association in the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala. The Hon’ble High Court of Kerala vide their judgment dated 05.06.2018  set aside the above said AIEL and directed to redraw an integrated AIEL on the basis of date of joining without considering training centre marks. BSNL published an AIEL on 14.06.2018 by bifurcating the earlier AIEL which only consists of JTOs recruited up to the year 1999 and accordingly, granted promotion to the cadre of SDE (Telecom) for 67% Seniority cum Fitness quota on 15.06.2018. Due to the Court directions, BSNL issued promotion orders only for 3147 JTOs even though another 4500 vacancies were available for the vacancy year 2009-10 and 2010-11. In this DPC, BSNL has promoted JTOs recruited for 1995 (partial), 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 (partial) recruitment years for the vacancy years 2009-10 and 2010-11. Though more than 4500 thousands of SDE vacancies were available during June- 2018, but could not be filled up as the Eligibility list of JTOs recruited from 2001 onwards  have to be re-casted as per the directions of Hon’ble  High Court of Kerala w.r.t. Date of Joining, in view of the case filed by the activists of so called Saviour Association.

A contempt petition was then filed against the promotion orders dated 15.06.2018, by some of the Office bearers of the so called Saviors Association which is still pending for disposal. Due to the Contempt petition   filed by the activists of the so called Saviour Association against CMD BSNL, another 4500 vacancies could not be filled after June, 2018.   

Hence the JTO (T) to SDE (T) Promotions were badly delayed for more than two years due to Court cases filed by the so called Saviors of Youngsters which created serious resentment, de-motivation and demoralization among the Young JTOs of 2001 to 2008 batch.

BSNL filed a Review Petition against the judgment dated 05.06.2018  since  the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala in its judgment had made the training centre marks irrelevant, which is not in consonance with the DoP&T guidelines. The above said review petition is still pending for disposal.

So Comrades! Please understand who is behind the stalling of due Promotions.   Those who were gone to the Court and stalled the Promotion in the name of Contempt Petition are not come forward to withdraw the same in the interest of thousands of BSNL Recruits but they are now shedding the Crocodile Tears that JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotions are delayed. 

Friends! Please identify the true colours of so called Saviors Association who have killed the Carrier Prospective of BSNL Recruits.

We request the whole BSNL Recruits to think, introspect and decide!

Join AIBSNLEA to safe guard the interests and rights of BSNL Recruits.

AIBSNLEA    ZINDABAD!

MAKE   AIBSNLEA   AS   NO.-1   ASSOCIATION

 

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Dear Comrades!

AIBSNLEA was formally launched on 1st May’ 2004 by merging 10 separate Associations representing different disciplines of Group ‘B’ and Group ‘A’ promoted officers.

AIBSNLEA is the only Association actually represents all the Streams/ Cadres (Telecom/Finance/Civil/Electrical/Arch/TF/PA/PS/OL/CSS etc.) in BSNL and taken up the issues pertaining to the Executives of all the Streams since last 16 years without any biased manner.

AIBSNLEA is committed with its core strength for the development of the BSNL as well as to protect the Service Benefits and Legitimate Rights of their Members.

Don’t be confuse by misleading messages and propaganda in Social Media by the vested interest groups.

AIBSNLEA is always working for safe guarding the interest of its Members/Executives.

AIBSNLEA very strongly and very quickly taken up the burning issues relating to the Executives including our Young BR/DR Comrades for early settlement through letters and continuous dialogue with the Management.

All the Circle Secretaries/ District Secretaries are advised to conduct meetings through Video Conferences, wherever necessary, and motivate the Activists to collect and submit the membership forms to the concerned DDO before 15th July’ 2020 duly filled in by the new members in each Circle/SSA/Branch etc.,

All the CHQ/CWC Members/Circle/SSA/Branch Office bearers, activists and members are requested to interact with each and every Executive, explaining the Achievements, Progress and Status of the issues taken up by AIBSNLEA CHQ/Circle as listed below:

Achievements of AIBSNLEA

1. Mega Promotions- Mile Stone created in the History of DoT & BSNL- AIBSNLEA Vision and Positive approach benefited thousands of Executives by Promotion through CPCs, which is a Major breakthrough and Achievement of AIBSNLEA: Due to consistent untiring and dedicated efforts of AIBSNLEA, CPCs were conducted in all disciplines to fill up all the vacancies in almost all Cadres resulting about 14,000 Executives have been promoted in June-July, 2018 and Nov,2018 which has given a great relief and Morale booster to the Executives who were waiting for their promotions years together. It is a mile stone in the History of DOT and BSNL.

On the pretext of various pending Court cases, BSNL Management is not conducting CPCs. AIBSNLEA has written to the Management for the immediate filling up all the vacant JAG, STS Group ‘A’ & Group ‘B’ Grade posts in all disciplines in BSNL on Regular basis through CPCs before the implementation of the proposed VR Scheme and before any Notification of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy on the prospective date to avoid humiliation among the Sr. Executives.

AIBSNLEA is only Association persuaded and convinced the Management that CPCs in BSNL can also be conducted on the similar lines on which the other Departments are conducting the CPCs on the basis of Hon’ble Supreme Court’s Judgment in the case of Nagaraj on SC/ST roster implementation: BSNL Management considered our request and decided in the BSNL MC to initiate CPCs in all disciplines on the same line of other Departments. Mean-while Hon’ble Supreme Court also delivered the Judgment allowing SC/ST roster implementation in promotions which was also endorsed by DoPT. This further smoothens the way for conducting CPCs in BSNL. In the SDE(T) Promotions all the vacancies could not filled up due to the Court cases at Ernakulum and Chennai. Only 5237 JTOs were promoted as SDE in 2018.

2. 30% Superannuation benefits to directly recruited employees as per DPE guidelines: AIBSNLEA requested CMD BSNL, Director (HR/EB) and ED (Finance) to resolve superannuation benefits to directly recruited employees as per DPE guidelines and BSNL should contribute 12% as Superannuation Benefits in respect of Direct Recruits to fulfill the limit of 30% contribution. The remuneration committee of BSNL Board recommended to start a Superannuation benefit Trust to directly recruited BSNL employees with a contribution of 3% initially and further it can be reviewed on the basis of financial health of the Company. DoT issued the Presidential Directives in this regard and BSNL Management created a Trust and other formalities in this regard. On our persuasion BSNL Board has increased the contribution from 3% to 5% but we are continuously demanding 12% contribution. CMD BSNL assured to increase further 2% in the contributions to the Superannuation benefits by March, 2019 but remain pending due to Financial Crunch in BSNL. AIBSNLEA will continue its efforts in this regard.

3. JAO 2010 Batch option case: Due to hard and continuous persuasion with deep commitment and understanding of the issue results in getting released the order allowing JAO 2010 Batch (Departmental 40% Quota) to exercise their option for fixation of pay in the revised pay from the date of promotion in the grade of JAO, as one time dispensation.

4. Group Term Insurance for the BSNL Executives: It is our major achievement and relief for all the Young Comrades AIBSNLEA attended all the meetings with the Committee members constituted to discuss the methodology for induction of Group Term Insurance (GTI) for its executives. Implementation of GTI Scheme for BSNL Executives has been finalized & MoU between LIC & BSNL is finalized & signed between LIC & BSNL on 27.12.2019. The Scheme has already been implemented w.e.f. 01.03.2019 with annual Premium of Rs.9440/- for a coverage of Rs.50 lakh for all the Executives up to 50 years of age.

5. Reversion of 2001 Recruited JTOs Passed LDCE 2007: Due to AIBSNLEA continuous persuasion with the Management a Committee has been formed and Committee Report is likely to be placed before the Management. We will continue our efforts in this regard.

6. Rs. 22820/- Pay Fixation case of JTOs/JAOs post recruited 2007: AIBSNLEA along with AITEEA requested CMD BSNL for the removal of pay anomaly in this regard. Accepting our request CMD, BSNL constituted a Committee headed by PGM (PF) Smt. A. Panda to examine the issue and submit the report. We also gave presentation to the Committee and the Committee has submitted its report to the competent authority for consideration. We are pursuing with Director (HR) and CMD BSNL for the resolution of the issue. We have explained that already some Pay Anomaly Cases of JTOs 2005 batch, JAO 2010 batch and Asstt. of CSS cadre have been settled by BSNL Management. In the same line this issue also needs settlement but case remains pending.

7. Management Trainees Recruitment Rule-2009: AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded results in getting deferred MT Exam – 2015 but some Executives Associations and Non-Executives Unions are continuously making efforts for MT recruitment. Our considered opinion is that since young and talented executives having B Tech/M Tech, CA/ICWA, MBA qualifications at the level of JTO / SDE are available in BSNL, hence there should not be any lateral induction above JTO cadre. The lateral induction above the JTO cadre will block the career progression of these young talented executives available in BSNL. But the BSNL Management has further notified MT Recruitment from Internal Quota by conducted the exams on 17th March, 2019. Against this AIBSNELA has protested. Management has to scrap the MTRRs to provide smooth career progression to the existing executives of BSNL.

8. E1+ 5 increments benefit to JTOs/JAOs: Management Committee of the BSNL Board approved E1+5 increments benefits to the SRD JTOs 2010 batch and JAOs 2013 batch but it is pending for BSNL Board Approval, our efforts are continue. Like that AIBSNLEA continuously pursuing with the Management for grant of E1+5 increments to the DR JAOs 2015 & 2018 batch LDCE JAOs 2016 batch and LDCE JTOs  of 2016 & 2017 batches...

9. Due to consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA, the FR22(1)(a)(i) benefits extended to the Ex. Officiating JTOs w.e.f. 1.1..2007.


10. Withdrawal of Additional Increment in the same scale on functional promotion under EPP: DoT vide its letter dated 05.07.2017 withdraw additional Increment in the same scale on functional promotion under EPP. Against this, AIBSNLEA immediately filed an OA in the Hon’ble PB CAT New Delhi for quashing the order. Even after that, DoT continued to reduce the Pension of the BSNL retiree Executives, against this AIBSNLEA filed a Contempt Petition in the Hon’ble PB CAT New Delhi. Thereafter DoT stopped reducing the pension/ revising the Pay fixation by obtaining an under taking from the retiring executives, DoT has filed Writ Petition in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi wherein AIBSNLEA has filed a caveat. The case was heard and Posted for next hearing in April 2020. Due to COVID-19 Lock down it is not yet heard.

11. AIBSNLEA is actively Participated in all the Agitation calls given by AUAB and regularly attending the meetings to discuss the issues related to the Revival Plan, Financial viability of BSNL, allocation of 4G spectrum to BSNL, Monetization of non-core Land, the issues of revision of Pay, Pension and Payment of pension contribution on actual basis instead of maximum of the pay scale, BSNL MRS etc. To get settled the demands, AUAB launched series of agitation calls including 3 days strike and March to Sanchar Bhawan etc., in all the Agitational Calls AIBSNLEA was in fore front and actively participated and succeeded by getting Revival Plan Approved by the Union Cabinet on 23.10.2019 with a) 4G spectrum and 18% GST free of cost, b) No financial implication for BSNL on VRS, c) Land monetization for loan repayment and development, d) Rs 8,500 Crore Bond for Restructuring of loan. Contentious issues like E2 & E3 Pay Scale will be settled before BSNL & MTNL Merger.

12. Tower Subsidiary formation: Govt. of India with the Union Cabinet approval dated 12.09.2017 has created a Subsidiary Tower Company fully owned BSNL. The company has been registered in the name BSNL Tower Corporation Ltd. on 04.01.2018. But, DoT arbitrarily appointed Shri Amit Yadav, JS (Admn), an IAS officer, as the CMD of the Subsidiary Company which created apprehension that Govt. may any time sell out the Subsidiary Company through strategic business partner. Against this, AUAB protested organizationally and decided to protest legally also. Accordingly, AIBSNLEA filed a case in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi resulting BTCL still not in operation.

13. Pension Contribution on Acutal basic Pay instead of Maximum of the Pay Scale: AIBSNLEA continuously pursuing with DoT, DoPT and Dept of Expenditure for the Pension contribution on actual basic pay instead of maximum of the pay scales as per F.R 116.

14. Modification in BSNL MSRR regarding Pay fixation from E5 to E6 to DGM (Adhoc): AIBSNLEA succeeded in getting approved from BSNL Board the modification in BSNL MSRR regarding Pay fixation from E5 to E6 to DGM (Adhoc). Many stagnating Executives are benefited by this.

15. Promotion from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular): Due to consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA, Promotion Orders have been issued from DGM Adhoc to Regular. It is the AIBSNLEA Achievement i.e. 1st time in the history of BSNL.

16. Centralization of TR Activities: We strongly protested against the decision of the BSNL Management to transfer all TR work to Circle Office and requested that it has to be reviewed immediately as it is not practical. We suggested that for very small SSAs, it can be centralized at BA level but medium and larger SSAs, TR work should be continued with the SSA for effective bill collection and persuasion, settling of billing related complaints, Outstanding Pursuit, handling of EB Customers etc., Management is very much convinced on our suggestions and assured to review the policy.

17. SLA based Outsourcing of CFA and OFC works: Management has already issued orders for the SLA based Outsourcing of works. In most of the SSAs, EOI are not finalized and manipulations by the Contractors are being reported from many places because of the Clusters and Operation & Mtce., is not monitored and maintained properly. We continuously provided the feedback to the Management in this regard.

18. e-DPC/e-APAR: AIBSNLEA has taken up the issue of early conduction of DPC through e-DPC resulting e-APAR got introduced in BSNL in February’ 2017 in ERP Module for the year 2016-17 for streamlining e-DPC related work. As a result, e-DPC was introduced and successfully conducted for DGM (T) Promotion in Feb.’ 2020.

19. 3rd PRC Implementation with full fitment benefit: We could convince the BSNL full Board resulting it has been recommended by BSNL Board with 15% fitment for the Executives. Due to performing continuous losses by BSNL, the recommendation is pending for seeking relaxation on Affordability Clause in DoT.

20. Standard Pay scale of E2 and E3: AIBSNLEA will continue its efforts to get implemented the BSNL’s earlier proposal sent to DoT on 06.06.2016 and 12.06.2017 to provide justice to all the Executives in order to remove their Pay Anomaly and Stagnation. DoT referred the case to DoE and DPE for the clarification to introduce parallel Pay Scales of E1A and E2A in BSNL but DPE and DoE has replied that it is the prerogative of the Administrative Ministry/ PSU to decide the Pay Scales of Executives in the Pay Band available.

21. Govt. funding for Ex-Gratia on VRS: AIBSNLEA demand of payment of Ex-Gratia to the VRS optees by the Govt. from Budgetary Support instead of raising Bonds by BSNL has also been accepted finally.

22. Withdrawal of ambiguous CDR IPMS Score Card for CFA Segment.


23. Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy - Change of Designations on each Time Bound up-gradation on functional basis: On our persuasion, Management Committee of BSNL Board directed PGM Pers. to discuss and take the views of all the Stake holder Executive Associations and thereafter bring to BSNL MC for clearance. Accordingly, PGM (Pers) conducted meetings with all the Stake holders, wherein AIBSNLEA submitted its views/suggestions emphasizing the implementation of Khan Committee report in true sense i.e. Time Bound Non-Post Based functional promotions should be available up-to AGM level, senior SDE should not be inducted as functional post, all AGMs/ CAOs completed 4 years of regular service should be designated as Jt. DGM and the bench mark for promotions should be on numerical basis to minimize the droppings, the residency period from SDE to DE / AO to CAO should be 5 years instead of 12 years, reference point for implementation of CPSU CH should be date of last CPC conducted or the year of Recruitment and implementation of SC/ST roster as per DOPT instructions etc. Among these suggestions, Management considered some suggestions i.e. Time Bound Non-Post Based functional promotions made available up-to AGM level, AGMs/ CAOs completed 4 years of regular service are to be designated as Jt. DGM and the bench mark for promotions are on numerical basis. AIBSNLEA efforts are continuing for the consideration of remaining suggestions i.e. senior SDE should not be inducted as functional post, the residency period from SDE to DE / AO to CAO should be 7 years instead of 12 years and implementation of SC/ST roster as per DOPT instructions etc. BSNL Board has approved the CPSU CH w.e.f. 01.07.2018.

AIBSNLEA ZINDABAD!          LONG LIVE AIBSNLEA!

09.07.2020  GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL, regarding conduction of LICE from Assistant Manager to Dy. Manager (CSS Cadre) from the vacancy year 2015 onwards....<<<Click here for letter>>>

09.07.2020 Congratulations !!! Ministry of Finance has given approval of Sovereign Guarantee of Rs. 15,000 Crs. (8500 Crs to  BSNL and 6500 Crs to MTNL) for restructuring of their existing debts/loans and meeting some CAPEX requirements for launch of 4G services.This is one of the proposals approved by the Union Cabinet on 23.10.2019 as part of Revival Plan.

AIBSNLEA under the banner of AUAB struggled for last more than two years for the Revival Plan is getting approved. ...<<<Click here for order>>>

09.07.2020  GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL, regarding immediate issuance of Promotions to the Grade of SDE (T) for the Vacancy year 2011-12 onwards through DPC for SCF 67% quota and through LDCE 33% quota as per SDE RR....<<<Click here for letter>>>

07.07.2020  DoT issued Minutes of the meeting  of Search-cum-Selection Committee held today regarding selection for the post of Director (Finance), BSNL through Search-cum-Selection process....Committee recommended for appointment to the post of Director(Finance), BSNL  Board the name of  Ms. Yojana Das, PGM (Fin.) & IFA, Kerala Telecom Circle, BSNL.

AIBSNLEA Congratulates Ms. Yojana Das, PGM (Fin.) & IFA, Kerala Telecom Circle, BSNL for appointment to the post of Director (Finance), BSNL  Board.

<<<Click here for MOM>>>

07.07.2020  GS attended and addressed in AUAB meeting on dated 06.07.2020. The meeting decided to organise the following programme of action: -
(1) All the employees are called upon to wear black badge on 16.07.2020. Black flag demonstrations are to be organised by the employees during lunch hour on 16.07.2020, against the cancellation of BSNL's 4G tender and against the road blocks being created in the rolling out of BSNL's 4G services.
(2) A memorandum is to be submitted to all the MPs during the period from 13.07.2020 to
31.07.2020, urging upon them to intervene in favour of BSNL’s expeditious rolling out of 4G network, as well as the early revival of BSNL.
(3) Twitter campaign is to be organised on 05.08.2020, demanding immediate rolling out of 4G network by BSNL and implementation of the assurances given in the Revival Package.

Demands:

(i) BSNL should immediately be allowed to roll out it’s 4G Services.
  a) BSNL should take immediate actions to upgrade the 4G compatible BTSs.
  b) Add on order for 4G equipments as per Phase VIII.4 tender should be issued  immediately.
  c) In the matter of procuring new equipments and upgrdation, there should not be any
      discrimination, between BSNL and other private telecom service providers.
(ii) The Government should immediately implement the decisions contained in BSNL’s Revival Package, like extension of Sovereign Guarantee for the issuing of Bonds.
(iii) Urgent measures should be undertaken by the BSNL Management for immediately improving the quality of service.
(iv) The Management should ensure that the salary payment of the employees is made on the last working of every month.
(v) The Management should immediately take steps to ensure that the employees get cashless treatment from empanelled hospitals during Covid 19 pandemic. The Management should pay Rs.10 lakh to the family of the employees who die due to COVID -19. Based on the instructions issued by the DoT, the Postal Department has already introduced such a scheme to it’s employees.

<<<Click here for AUAB Circular dated 07.07.2020>>>

06.07.2020  GS, AIBSNLEA writes to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL  and requested for immediate  issuance of Regular Promotions  in all the Streams/Grades  in order to fill up the huge vacuum created due to VRS-2019 and to maintain the vast BSNL Telecom Network fault free and the Administrative Offices efficiently.  AIBSNLEA strongly oppose any look-after arrangement in higher grade

Thousands of Executives in Higher Scales are working in the entry level of

JTO equivalent grades for 5 to 30 years and waiting for their 1st promotion

i)JTOs recruited from 1988 in Arch wing,

ii) JTOs recruited from 1997 in Electrical and Telecom Factory wings,

iii)Thousands of JTOs in Telecom wing from 1999, 2001 to 2008, 2010,2013 etc.,

iv)JTOs recruited in 1998 in Civil Wing are waiting.

Like that:

SDE(C)s are waiting for EE(C) promotion from 1998

SDE(E)s are waiting for EE(E) promotion from 2000

SDE(TF)s are waiting for AGM(TF) promotion from 2001

SDE(T)s are waiting for AGM(T) promotion from 2004

AOs are waiting for CAO promotion from 2008.

Like that promotion from PA to PS, PS to PPS and CSS Cadres are also held up.

It is observed that, BSNL Management was deliberately dragging the Promotion and putting the career of the Young Executives at great risk. At the early stage of their career itself, they are getting de-motivated and demoralized. But to our surprise, there are no hurdles in the Promotion at the Top level. It is pertinent to mention that Un-interrupted promotions orders were issued in the grade of GM and CGM level, in some cases excess promotions were also given at GM and CGM level for which BSNL Management is not having any reluctance at all. Even on their last working day, some ITS Officers were given promotion, we welcome that. But thousands of Absorbed BSNL Executives were retired without getting due promotion when there was no hindrance for giving them promotion.

When a Group A Officer in BSNL gets Time bound Promotion along with designation change from E4 to E9 Scale with the designations of Asst General Manager ->Dy General Manger ->Jt GM ->Addl GM in 17 years and then GM to Sr GM also, but a JTO(T) joined in 1999 ,2001 to 2008, 2010 and 2013 is still continuing as JTO, JTO(Arch) joined in 1988 still continuing as JTO, JTOs recruited from 1997 in Electrical and Telecom Factory wings are continuing as JTOs and JTOs recruited in 1998 in Civil Wing are continuing as JTOs.

All the Executives are expected that the due promotion will be given during the implementation of VRS. But even 5 months after the VRS, nothing is moving in  BSNL CO and making the situation very worst. There is a huge stagnation in promotion among different wings.

Most of the Executives are drawing Two to Four Stages in the higher Scales than their Substantive Scale/Grade viz., a JTO of E-1 Scale is drawing E-4/ E-5 (AGM/DGM) scale and a SDE or AO equivalent of E-2 scale is drawing E-5/E-6 (DGM/SG-DGM) Scales and waiting for their Regular Promotions from years together. Since the Executives are already working/drawing the higher scales, promotion is not going to make any financial implication either to BSNL or DoT. The regular promotion orders can be issued from among the Executives working in higher scales.

 

AIBSNLEA strongly oppose any look-after arrangement in higher grade but we demand immediate promotions on ‘Regular Basis’, considering the post VRS vacuum. If immediate steps are not taken, Services will be severely affected since the Executives are reluctant to take higher responsibilities on short-term/temporary basis.

<<< Click here for Letter >>>

04.07.2020  GS, AIBSNLEA writes to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL requesting grant 5 (five) advance increments on the minimum revised E1 IDA Pay Scale of Rs.16400-40500 to the SRD JTOs 2010 batch, LDCE JAOs 2013 batch directly recruited JAOs of 2015, 2018 batch, LDCE JAOs of 2016 batches and LDCE JTOs  of 2016 & 2017 batches....<<<CLICK HERE FOR LETTER>>>

04.07.2020   GS, AIBSNLEA writes to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL and requested for immediate creation of Trust/Fund  for Post Retirement Medical Benefit for BSNL Recruits and releasing the  full pending arrears to the  Trust with effect from 01.01.2007 so as to mitigate the suffering being faced/would be faced  by the BSNL Direct Recruits and their families after VRS, Retirement,  Death etc., and to avoid any resentment and frustration among the BSNL Direct Recruits:-

                                             Suggestions of AIBSNLEA

1.     PRMB should be a well defined contribution just like Superannuation Pension fund, EPFO Contribution ,Gratuity Fund etc.,

2.     This 3.3% of PRMB should be made as Defined contribution & Separate BSNL PRMB Trust should be formed otherwise this 3.3% contribution has no meaning & it should not be counted for Superannuation Benefits contribution.

3.     The effective date of creation of the Trust/Fund for Post Retirement Medical Benefit for the Direct Recruits Employees of BSNL must be 01.01.2007 i.e., the date of effect of 2nd PRC recommendations otherwise it will be a gross injustice to the BSNL Direct Recruits. 

<<<CLICK HERE FOR LETTER >>>          <<<CLICK HERE FOR RTI >>>

03.07.2020 GS Writes to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD, BSNL regarding the Pay parity of Rs 22820/- for the directly recruited Executives especially the directly recruited JTOs of 2007 and 2008 batches and directly recruited JAOs of 2010 batch.

<<<CLICK HERE FOR LETTER>>>

2nd Membership Verification of Executives Association on 18.08.2020

Vote & Support AIBSNLEA

to save BSNL and its Executives

Dear Comrades!

Today, AIBSNLEA, the only Association actually represents all the Streams/ Cadres in BSNL and taken up the issues pertaining to the Executives of all the Streams with utmost sincerity and  without any biased manner since last 16 years filed the nomination for participating in the Second MVP.  

AIBSNLEA CHQ today insisted the BSNL Management to ensure the following for the conduction of 2nd MVP in a free and fair manner,

1)  Special Permission to be obtained from Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health for continuous extensive travel by the Central Head Quarters Leaders/Circle Secretaries in Flights/Trains/Buses throughout India for 2nd MVP Campaign without quarantine since MHA has notified compulsory quarantine for those who are travelled by Flights, Trains and buses from one State to another and Inter Districts from 5 to 14 days according to the Pandemic situation in the concerned State/District.

2)  Since Mass gathering and conduction of meetings for 2nd MVP canvassing has also banned by the MHA, hence Special Permission is to be obtained from the MHA/ concerned State Authorities i.e., from Chief Secretaries/Director General of Police/ District Collectors for conducting 2nd MVP Canvass meetings at District Head Quarters/State Capital, wherein Central/Circle/District Office bearers will participate. It is pertinent to mention that our members are working in the SSAs and SDCAs throughout India hence 2nd MVP Campaign should reach each and every Voter, as every Voter wants to listen their Leaders.  It is our Democratic Right to canvass for the 2nd MVP throughout India and it should not be restricted.

3)  100% BSNL Executives are not able to reach the Polling booths on the day of polling since Public Transport, Metro, Local Train Services are not available in many places. Hence, Vehicles should be provided by the BSNL Management to those executives not able to come to Polling Booths for casting their votes.

4)  Special Permission to be obtained from Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health and concerned State Authorities for the movement of BSNL Executives from the containment Zones and Hot Spots for canvassing and to reach the Polling Booths to cast their votes.

5)  MHA has recently issued new guidelines on June 29, 2020 for Unlock-2, wherein many restrictions are continued till 31.07.2020 and may be further extended for August 2020, also.

6)  If conduction of 2nd MVP leads to any mis-happenings or untoward incidents, it will be the Sole responsibility of the BSNL Management and Special Insurance Coverage should be arranged for all the Executives before the conduction of 2nd MVP since there is a serious Life threat due to Covid-19.

All the Circle Secretaries/ District Secretaries are advised to form Committees and conduct meetings through Video Conferences, wherever necessary with the involvement of Organizing Secretary/CHQ Office bearers, and motivate the Activists to collect and submit the membership forms to the concerned DDO before 15th July 2020 duly filled in by the new members in each Circle/SSA/Branch etc..

All the CHQ/CWC Members/Circle/SSA/Branch Office bearers, activists and members are requested to interact with each and every Executive, explaining the Achievements, Progress and Status of the issues taken up by AIBSNLEA CHQ/Circle.

All the members are requested not to be misguided by the Malice/Mischievous Propaganda/Campaign in the Social Media by the vested interested groups/Mongers. 

We request all the BSNL Executives to analyze the facts, approach of AIBSNLEA on the issues of all disciplines, quick action thereon by AIBSNLEA, and then cast your vote in favour of AIBSNLEA so that the future of the Executives is secured and BSNL is saved

Friends...We, (AIBSNLEA) always believe on doing work on ground level. We always believe that actions speak louder than the words...We work for the whole Fraternity. It is our utmost priority that none of the Executive is at loss.

In order to protect the interests of Executives in the years to come, it is the need of the hour to cast Your Votes in favour the AIBSNLEA and make it as No.1 Association.

Please Strengthen AIBSNLEA!

MAKE AIBSNLEA No. 1 Association!   

AIBSNLEA  ZINDABAD !

30.06.2020 Congratulations to all the retiring Comrades!

CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the comrades who are going to retire on 30.06.2020 on Superannuation, for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirement

Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, may your days be filled with Elation and Triumph.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA as well as BSNL. CHQ congratulates you on your Superannuation on 30.06.2020.

30.06.2020 SR Cell of BSNL CO issued guidelines regarding canvassing and prevention from defacement of building/ premises during Membership  verification... <<<Click Here for letter>>>
30.06.2020 SR Cell of BSNL CO issued instructions regarding setting up of polling booths w.r.t. conduction of 2nd Membership verification...<<<Click Here for letter>>>
28.06.2020 To the Kind Attention of all the Circle Secretaries.......

Dear Comrades!

Nomination / Authorisation letter to receive the Circle Level Electoral Roll has been sent your email id by the GS AIBSNLEA. Please download and handed over to the CGM.....

27.06.2020 As per the instructions of SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi letter dated 24.06.2020 (Letter attached herewith) ...All the Circle Secretaries are requested to furnish the SSA representative name to the concern SSA/BA PGM/TDM to receive Draft Electoral Roll on or before 29.6.2020.
27.06.2020 PAT Section of BSNL CO, New Delhi issued instructions regarding payment for 2nd installment of Ex-gratia in respect of employees retired under BSNL VRS-2019....<<<Click here for instructions>>>
26.06.2020 

 2nd Membership Verification of Executives Association on 18.08.2020

Vote & Support AIBSNLEA

to save BSNL and its Executives

 Dear Comrades!

August 18th is the most crucial day for BSNL Executives’ career because this day decides who will represent the Executives of BSNL before Management, this day decides who will negotiate with the Management on behalf all Executives, this day will decide who can take care of BSNL future/ Survival in view of the present Financial crunch of BSNL/Covid-19...etc., etc.... So friends, time/ opportunity to take crucial decisions will not come again and again....... So everybody must vote on 18th August 2020 without fail as the Vote is the most powerful weapon in Democracy...... So now you are going to vote ... To whom you have to vote? You have to vote AIBSNLEA to make BSNL number one. 

For the last three and half years, you had given us an opportunity to serve you as the Supporting Association. In the BSNL History, last two years was the most crucial and challenging period for the Association as well BSNL. After becoming the Support Association, Vision and Positive approach of AIBSNLEA benefited thousands of Executives by Promotion through CPCs, which is a Major breakthrough and Achievement of AIBSNLEA About 14,000 Executives have been promoted in June-July, 2018 and Nov, 2018 which has given a great relief and Morale booster to the Executives who were waiting for their promotions years together. It is a Mile Stone in the History of DOT as well as BSNL. AIBSNLEA able to settle certain issues and made headway in some other issues. We all know that these are happened when BSNL is facing severe financial crunch and try to regain its Original Pristine Glory.  During this period, under the banner of AUAB, we have conducted many struggles demanding Pay Revision,  Allocation of 4G Spectrum, Financial Support from Government, Pension Contribution as per FR 116 on actual Basic Pay etc.,

Friends! AIBSNLEA always works with utmost sincerity on the issues. We never have heart burn if our youngsters are getting any benefit. It is a natural process that those coming late in Department always benefit and if anybody is having heart burn for that then it is a serious question mark on working of the Association...

We request all the Executives not to be misguided by such Malice/ Mischievous Propaganda/ Campaigns. We request all to analyze the facts, quick action of AIBSNLEA , approach of AIBSNLEA on the issues and then decide….

Friends...We, (AIBSNLEA) always believe on doing work on ground level. We always believe that actions speak louder than the words...We work for the whole Fraternity. It is our utmost priority that none of the Executive is at loss.

For those who are singing the tunes of themselves being the saviours of Youngsters and spreading the mischievous campaign.. ….

We request the whole BSNL Executive Fraternity to think, introspect and decide….

AIBSNLEA is putting Maximum efforts for the protection of the entire Executive Community.  As the results are not in the hands of Leaders, it is in the hands of every Executive who are the soldiers and how they support their Leaders. Hence cast your vote in favour of AIBSNLEA so that the future of Executives is secured and BSNL is saved…

In order to protect the interests of Executives in the years to come, it is the need of the hour to cast Your Votes in favour the AIBSNLEA and make it a No.1 Association.

Friends! Finally I can tell 100 reasons why you must vote for AIBSNLEA ....

1. If You want full 30% SAB i.e. 12 Percent Superannuation Contribution as realistic contribution…    Vote for AIBSNLEA.

2. If You want…  No MT recruitment in BSNL, Vote for AIBSNLEA..

3. If You want…  No DGM recruitment in BSNL, Vote for AIBSNLEA..

4. If You want… Your Career Progression up to the level of GM/ CGM/ Director, Vote for AIBSNLEA.

5. If You want… implementation of left out issues of 2nd PRC, Vote for AIBSNLEA.

6. If You want… 3rd PRC, Vote for AIBSNLEA.

7. If You want…  Vibrant future for BSNL, Vote for AIBSNLEA.

8. If You want… BSNL Executives future for coming 3 years in safer hands, Vote for AIBSNLEA.

9. If you want Regular Promotions in all Streams/ Cadres- Vote for AIBSNLEA.

10. If You want… Strong and Vibrant Skills of Negotiation with Management, Vote for AIBSNLEA.

AIBSNLEA  ZINDABAD !

MAKE AIBSNLEA No. 1 Association!           !

26.06.2020 Meeting with Shri P K Purwar, CMD, BSNL on 25.06.2020:

GSs of AIBSNLEA & SNEA, AGS, AIBSNLEA and President, SNEA met CMD, BSNL and held discussions on the following issues:

1) 4G launching: CMD informed that discussions are going on at various level, in Empowered Technical Group, DoT, Niti Ayog, PMO etc., Govt formed a Committee to consider the changes required in the BSNL tender as well as up gradation proposal. According to CMD, 4G launching is getting delayed irrespective of the fact that management is putting its best efforts.

2) Conduction of 2nd Membership Verification during-

 i) Covid 19 Pandemic situation and

 ii) Land line/Cable/OFC faults are getting accumulated and services getting deteriorated:

We shared our concern on conducting the MV in August, 2020 as many places are declared as containment zones and hot spots. Employees are not able to attend the office. Employees are running from pillar to post for maintenance of service and rectification of faults during the monsoon and pandemic period. Landline faults, BB faults and OFC faults are increasing day by day, beyond control. Operation and maintenance works seriously affected. This timing is selected by the Management to restrict the movement of the Office bearers to different Circles for campaigning, we pointed out.

CMD informed that notification was overdue. Notification issued and work started in this regard. However if situation needed, decision can be reviewed.

3) Ex-Gratia payment to VRS optees: CMD informed that, may be due to the financial crisis and 15% Ceiling Limit of first quarter ending 30.6.2020, Govt allotted 3600 Cr for BSNL and MTNL together instead of BSNL balance requirement  of Rs.9300 Cr.CMD further mentioned that out 3600 Cr, BSNL portion 3000 Cr only. By this payment, the total Ex-Gratia payment will reach about 51% of the total amount due.

4) Ex-Gratia payment to employees facing Court cases (Civil/Personal): We made our strong protest against the DoT order withholding the payments simply based on Court cases. This order can be misused by anyone. Simply filing an FIR just before the retirement can spoil the retirement benefits and entire life. CMD also agreed to our concern and agreed to take up with DoT.

5) Implementation of Merger of Project and Maintenance Regions: We expressed our concern over the delay in implementation of the order. We brought to the notice of CMD that Man power, Stores and Vehicles are not properly utilized. We are getting complaints from the Executives posted in the maintenance regions frequently about their hardships.

4G launching getting delayed

We gathered from many sources that Govt is not in favour of allowing Chinese vendors participating in the new 4G Tender or in the up gradation of existing BTSs (Nokia & ZTE) to 4G. So far nothing has been communicated officially to BSNL. Different Govt. agencies having varying views on the subject. Lot of vendors are putting their weight behind the Govt at higher level to cancel the tender and go for indigenous equipments. But who is manufacturing indigenous equipments with indigenous Technology, no Govt Department is able to spell out. The opinion of DoT, Niti Ayog, Commerce Ministry and PMO varies on this. Nokia, Ericsson etc manufacturing their equipments in India but Technology is foreign. Niti Ayog is for indigenous Technology and indigenous equipments. But Technical experts differ on it on the plea that indigenous 4G Technology is not available. Whether equipments can be divided into Core, Radio etc and indigenous Technology can be limited to Core equipments, that also examining. There is a strong thinking in Govt Circles to financially support BSNL if the rates are high. But who will compensate the losses for the abnormal delay, no answer. Whether the newly formed Technical Committee formed after intervention at higher level may give an answer to this? We have to wait for few weeks. The Committee consists of Member(Technology)/Chairman, DG(Telecom)/DoT, Director/IIT Madras, Director/IIT Kanpur, Representative from NSCS, DIR(CM)/BSNL, DIR(Technical)/MTNL and DDG(PM)/DoT. It is asked to submit the report in 2 weeks time.

26.06.2020 To the Kind Attention of Circle Secretaries/Circle Financial Secretaries:
Dear Comrades!
While scrutinizing the Monthly Subscription recovery Schedules of SSAs, it is observed and reported by the FS/CHQ that the below mentioned Circles are recovering Rs.50/- only as Monthly Subscription instead of Rs.80/-
   
1. Bihar Circle
    2. Jharkhand Circle

Some SSAs in other Circles also recovering Rs.50/- instead of Rs.80/- as Monthly Subscription viz: UP(E), UP(W), UTL, Delhi, TLGN, MH, MP, PB, ChTD and TN.
Hence all the Circle Secretaries/Circle Financial Secretaries/District Secretaries are requested to review their Monthly Subscription recoveries and submit the Claim to FS/CHQ for timely settlement of the Circle/SSA share.

For any queries in this regard, please contact Com. Ramnath Chhabra, FS/CHQ Contact No: 9868231711, 9416646742

26.06.2020 GS writes to GM (SR), BSNL CO regarding formation of Ad-hoc Circle Body of AIBSNLEA Corporate Office Circle...<<<Click Here for letter>>>

Window opened for exercising option to change for Associations’ subscription from 16.06.2020 to 15.07.2020

Dear Comrades!

AIBSNLEA was formally launched on 1st May’ 2004 by merging 10 separate Associations representing different disciplines of Group ‘B’ and Group ‘A’ promoted officers.

AIBSNLEA is the only Association actually represents all the Streams/ Cadres (Telecom/Finance/Civil/Electrical/Arch/TF/PA/PS/OL/CSS etc.) in BSNL and taken up the issues pertaining to the Executives of all the Streams since last 16 years without any biased manner.

AIBSNLEA is committed with its core strength for the development of the BSNL as well as to protect the Service Benefits and Legitimate Rights of their Members.

Don’t be confuse by misleading messages and propaganda in Social Media by the vested interest groups.

AIBSNLEA is always working for safe guarding the interest of its Members/Executives.

AIBSNLEA very strongly and very quickly taken up the burning issues relating to the Executives including our Young BR/DR Comrades for early settlement through letters and continuous dialogue with the Management.

All the Circle Secretaries/ District Secretaries are advised to conduct meetings through Video Conferences, wherever necessary, and motivate the Activists to collect and submit the membership forms to the concerned DDO before 15th July’ 2020 duly filled in by the new members in each Circle/SSA/Branch etc.,

All the CHQ/CWC Members/Circle/SSA/Branch Office bearers, activists and members are requested to interact with each and every Executive, explaining the Achievements, Progress and Status of the issues taken up by AIBSNLEA CHQ/Circle as listed below:

Achievements of AIBSNLEA as a Supporting Association after 1st Membership Verification

1. Mega Promotions- Mile Stone created in the History of DoT & BSNL- AIBSNLEA Vision and Positive approach benefited thousands of Executives by Promotion through CPCs, which is a Major breakthrough and Achievement of AIBSNLEA: Due to consistent untiring and dedicated efforts of AIBSNLEA, CPCs were conducted in all disciplines to fill up all the vacancies in almost all Cadres resulting about 14,000 Executives have been promoted in June-July, 2018 and Nov,2018 which has given a great relief and Morale booster to the Executives who were waiting for their promotions years together. It is a mile stone in the History of DOT and BSNL.

On the pretext of various pending Court cases, BSNL Management is not conducting CPCs. AIBSNLEA has written to the Management for the immediate filling up all the vacant JAG, STS Group ‘A’ & Group ‘B’ Grade posts in all disciplines in BSNL on Regular basis through CPCs before the implementation of the proposed VR Scheme and before any Notification of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy on the prospective date to avoid humiliation among the Sr. Executives.

AIBSNLEA is only Association persuaded and convinced the Management that CPCs in BSNL can also be conducted on the similar lines on which the other Departments are conducting the CPCs on the basis of Hon’ble Supreme Court’s Judgment in the case of Nagaraj on SC/ST roster implementation: BSNL Management considered our request and decided in the BSNL MC to initiate CPCs in all disciplines on the same line of other Departments. Mean-while Hon’ble Supreme Court also delivered the Judgment allowing SC/ST roster implementation in promotions which was also endorsed by DoPT. This further smoothens the way for conducting CPCs in BSNL. In the SDE(T) Promotions all the vacancies could not filled up due to the Court cases at Ernakulum and Chennai. Only 5237 JTOs were promoted as SDE in 2018.

2. 30% Superannuation benefits to directly recruited employees as per DPE guidelines: AIBSNLEA requested CMD BSNL, Director (HR/EB) and ED (Finance) to resolve superannuation benefits to directly recruited employees as per DPE guidelines and BSNL should contribute 12% as Superannuation Benefits in respect of Direct Recruits to fulfill the limit of 30% contribution. The remuneration committee of BSNL Board recommended to start a Superannuation benefit Trust to directly recruited BSNL employees with a contribution of 3% initially and further it can be reviewed on the basis of financial health of the Company. DoT issued the Presidential Directives in this regard and BSNL Management created a Trust and other formalities in this regard. On our persuasion BSNL Board has increased the contribution from 3% to 5% but we are continuously demanding 12% contribution. CMD BSNL assured to increase further 2% in the contributions to the Superannuation benefits by March, 2019 but remain pending due to Financial Crunch in BSNL. AIBSNLEA will continue its efforts in this regard.

3. JAO 2010 Batch option case: Due to hard and continuous persuasion with deep commitment and understanding of the issue results in getting released the order allowing JAO 2010 Batch (Departmental 40% Quota) to exercise their option for fixation of pay in the revised pay from the date of promotion in the grade of JAO, as one time dispensation.

4. Group Term Insurance for the BSNL Executives: It is our major achievement and relief for all the Young Comrades AIBSNLEA attended all the meetings with the Committee members constituted to discuss the methodology for induction of Group Term Insurance (GTI) for its executives. Implementation of GTI Scheme for BSNL Executives has been finalized & MoU between LIC & BSNL is finalized & signed between LIC & BSNL on 27.12.2019. The Scheme has already been implemented w.e.f. 01.03.2019 with annual Premium of Rs.9440/- for a coverage of Rs.50 lakh for all the Executives up to 50 years of age.

5. Reversion of 2001 Recruited JTOs Passed LDCE 2007: Due to AIBSNLEA continuous persuasion with the Management a Committee has been formed and Committee Report is likely to be placed before the Management. We will continue our efforts in this regard.

6. Rs. 22820/- Pay Fixation case of JTOs/JAOs post recruited 2007: AIBSNLEA along with AITEEA requested CMD BSNL for the removal of pay anomaly in this regard. Accepting our request CMD, BSNL constituted a Committee headed by PGM (PF) Smt. A. Panda to examine the issue and submit the report. We also gave presentation to the Committee and the Committee has submitted its report to the competent authority for consideration. We are pursuing with Director (HR) and CMD BSNL for the resolution of the issue. We have explained that already some Pay Anomaly Cases of JTOs 2005 batch, JAO 2010 batch and Asstt. of CSS cadre have been settled by BSNL Management. In the same line this issue also needs settlement but case remains pending.

7. Management Trainees Recruitment Rule-2009: AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded results in getting deferred MT Exam – 2015 but some Executives Associations and Non-Executives Unions are continuously making efforts for MT recruitment. Our considered opinion is that since young and talented executives having B Tech/M Tech, CA/ICWA, MBA qualifications at the level of JTO / SDE are available in BSNL, hence there should not be any lateral induction above JTO cadre. The lateral induction above the JTO cadre will block the career progression of these young talented executives available in BSNL. But the BSNL Management has further notified MT Recruitment from Internal Quota by conducted the exams on 17th March, 2019. Against this AIBSNELA has protested. Management has to scrap the MTRRs to provide smooth career progression to the existing executives of BSNL.

8. E1+ 5 increments benefit to JTOs/JAOs: Management Committee of the BSNL approved E1+5 increments benefits to JTOs/JAOs but it is pending for BSNL Board Approval, our efforts are continue.

9. Due to consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA, the FR22(1)(a)(i) benefits extended to the Ex. Officiating JTOs w.e.f. 1.1..2007.

10. Withdrawal of Additional Increment in the same scale on functional promotion under EPP: DoT vide its letter dated 05.07.2017 withdraw additional Increment in the same scale on functional promotion under EPP. Against this, AIBSNLEA immediately filed an OA in the Hon’ble PB CAT New Delhi for quashing the order. Even after that, DoT continued to reduce the Pension of the BSNL retiree Executives, against this AIBSNLEA filed a Contempt Petition in the Hon’ble PB CAT New Delhi. Thereafter DoT stopped reducing the pension/ revising the Pay fixation by obtaining an under taking from the retiring executives, DoT has filed Writ Petition in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi wherein AIBSNLEA has filed a caveat. The case was heard and Posted for next hearing in April 2020. Due to COVID-19 Lock down it is not yet heard.

11. AIBSNLEA is actively Participated in all the Agitation calls given by AUAB and regularly attending the meetings to discuss the issues related to the Revival Plan, Financial viability of BSNL, allocation of 4G spectrum to BSNL, Monetization of non-core Land, the issues of revision of Pay, Pension and Payment of pension contribution on actual basis instead of maximum of the pay scale, BSNL MRS etc. To get settled the demands, AUAB launched series of agitation calls including 3 days strike and March to Sanchar Bhawan etc., in all the Agitational Calls AIBSNLEA was in fore front and actively participated and succeeded by getting Revival Plan Approved by the Union Cabinet on 23.10.2019 with a) 4G spectrum and 18% GST free of cost, b) No financial implication for BSNL on VRS, c) Land monetization for loan repayment and development, d) Rs 8,500 Crore Bond for Restructuring of loan. Contentious issues like E2 & E3 Pay Scale will be settled before BSNL & MTNL Merger.

12. Tower Subsidiary formation: Govt. of India with the Union Cabinet approval dated 12.09.2017 has created a Subsidiary Tower Company fully owned BSNL. The company has been registered in the name BSNL Tower Corporation Ltd. on 04.01.2018. But, DoT arbitrarily appointed Shri Amit Yadav, JS (Admn), an IAS officer, as the CMD of the Subsidiary Company which created apprehension that Govt. may any time sell out the Subsidiary Company through strategic business partner. Against this, AUAB protested organizationally and decided to protest legally also. Accordingly, AIBSNLEA filed a case in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi resulting BTCL still not in operation.

13. Pension Contribution on Acutal basic Pay instead of Maximum of the Pay Scale: AIBSNLEA continuously pursuing with DoT, DoPT and Dept of Expenditure for the Pension contribution on actual basic pay instead of maximum of the pay scales as per F.R 116.

14. Modification in BSNL MSRR regarding Pay fixation from E5 to E6 to DGM (Adhoc): AIBSNLEA succeeded in getting approved from BSNL Board the modification in BSNL MSRR regarding Pay fixation from E5 to E6 to DGM (Adhoc). Many stagnating Executives are benefitted by this.

15. Promotion from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular): Due to consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA, Promotion Orders have been issued from DGM-Adhoc to Regular. It is the AIBSNLEA Achievement i.e. 1st time in the history of BSNL.

16. Centralization of TR Activities: We strongly protested against the decision of the BSNL Management to transfer all TR work to Circle Office and requested that it has to be reviewed immediately as it is not practical. We suggested that for very small SSAs, it can be centralized at BA level but medium and larger SSAs, TR work should be continued with the SSA for effective bill collection and persuasion, settling of billing related complaints, Outstanding Pursuit, handling of EB Customers etc., Management is very much convinced on our suggestions and assured to review the policy.

17. SLA based Outsourcing of CFA and OFC works: Management has already issued orders for the SLA based Outsourcing of works. In most of the SSAs, EOI are not finalized and manipulations by the Contractors are being reported from many places because of the Clusters and Operation & Mtce., is not monitored and maintained properly. We continuously provided the feedback to the Management in this regard.

18. e-DPC/e-APAR: AIBSNLEA has taken up the issue of early conduction of DPC through e-DPC resulting e-APAR got introduced in BSNL in February’ 2017 in ERP Module for the year 2016-17 for streamlining e-DPC related work. As a result, e-DPC was introduced and successfully conducted for DGM (T) Promotion in Feb.’ 2020.

19. 3rd PRC Implementation with full fitment benefit: We could convince the BSNL full Board resulting it has been recommended by BSNL Board with 15% fitment for the Executives. Due to performing continuous losses by BSNL, the recommendation is pending for seeking relaxation on Affordability Clause in DoT.

20. Standard Pay scale of E2 and E3: AIBSNLEA will continue its efforts to get implemented the BSNL’s earlier proposal sent to DoT on 06.06.2016 and 12.06.2017 to provide justice to all the Executives in order to remove their Pay Anomaly and Stagnation. DoT referred the case to DoE and DPE for the clarification to introduce parallel Pay Scales of E1A and E2A in BSNL but DPE and DoE has replied that it is the prerogative of the Administrative Ministry/ PSU to decide the Pay Scales of Executives in the Pay Band available.

21. Govt. funding for Ex-Gratia on VRS: AIBSNLEA demand of payment of Ex-Gratia to the VRS optees by the Govt. from Budgetary Support instead of raising Bonds by BSNL has also been accepted finally.

22. Withdrawal of ambiguous CDR IPMS Score Card for CFA Segment.


23. Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy - Change of Designations on each Time Bound up-gradation on functional basis: On our persuasion, Management Committee of BSNL Board directed PGM Pers. to discuss and take the views of all the Stake holder Executive Associations and thereafter bring to BSNL MC for clearance. Accordingly, PGM (Pers) conducted meetings with all the Stake holders, wherein AIBSNLEA submitted its views/suggestions emphasizing the implementation of Khan Committee report in true sense i.e. Time Bound Non-Post Based functional promotions should be available up-to AGM level, senior SDE should not be inducted as functional post, all AGMs/ CAOs completed 4 years of regular service should be designated as Jt. DGM and the bench mark for promotions should be on numerical basis to minimize the droppings, the residency period from SDE to DE / AO to CAO should be 5 years instead of 12 years, reference point for implementation of CPSU CH should be date of last CPC conducted or the year of Recruitment and implementation of SC/ST roster as per DOPT instructions etc. Among these suggestions, Management considered some suggestions i.e. Time Bound Non-Post Based functional promotions made available up-to AGM level, AGMs/ CAOs completed 4 years of regular service are to be designated as Jt. DGM and the bench mark for promotions are on numerical basis. AIBSNLEA efforts are continuing for the consideration of remaining suggestions i.e. senior SDE should not be inducted as functional post, the residency period from SDE to DE / AO to CAO should be 7 years instead of 12 years and implementation of SC/ST roster as per DOPT instructions etc. BSNL Board has approved the CPSU CH w.e.f. 01.07.2018.

24.06.2020 PAT Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued instructions  regarding immediate sending of pending Pension Cases to CCAs for generation of PPOs in respect of the employees retired voluntarily under BSNL VRS-2019...<<<Click Here for instructions>>>
24.06.2020 To the kind attention of all Circle Secretaries
Dear Comrade!
Regarding subscription share of Circle/SSA, please forward the consolidated claim from May 2019 to April 2020 to the mail id of FS/CHQ (fschqaibsnlea@gmail.com) with a copy to GS mail, so that Circle share can be distributed at the earliest. Any query in this regard may be obtained from Com. Ram Nath (Chhabra) FS, whose Mobile Nos are 9868231711,  9416646742.
With Fraternal greetings - Regards

S. SIVAKUMAR
General Secretary
AIBSNLEA
23.06.2020 Training Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued instructions to ALTTC GZB regarding conduction of Online training for JTO Phase-I training...<<<Click Here for instructions>>>
23.06.2020  Today Com.S.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA discussed with Shri. P.K.Sinha ji, Member(F), DoT regarding the payment of balance amount of First  Installment of Ex-gratia and second installment of Ex-gratia as assured i.e before 30.6.2020. Member (F) mentioned that an amount of Rs.3600 Crs towards ex-gratia payment in respect of VR retirees will be  released before 30.6.2020 from the funds available in DoT. The balance amount will be released in July 2020 after the receipt of the same from the Ministry of Finance.
22.06.2020 SR Cell of BSNL CO issued corrigendum regarding non-transfer of executive staff till completion of 2nd Membership verification process of Executives' associations in BSNL...<<<<Click here for letter>>
22.06.2020 GS writes to Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding disbursement of Salary on due date and timely remittance of the deductions every month made from the Salaries - <<<<Click here for letter>>>
22.06.2020 Admin Cell of BSNL CO issued clarifications  regarding Outdoor medical claim for BSNL retired employees....<<<Click here for letter>>>
19.06.2020 GS writes to Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding conduct of 2nd Membership Verification for recognition of majority representative Association of serving Executive employees in BSNL- <<Click here for letter>>>
18.06.2020 SR Cell of BSNL CO issued instructions regarding Preparation of Electoral Rolls w.r.t. conduct of 2nd MV to elect majority representative Association of Executive employees in BSNL-<<<Click here for letter>>>
18.06.2020 GS writes to Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding request for issuance of clarification for non recovery of Pay & allowances already paid to the Ex. Officiating JTOs of M.P. Circle in pursuance to the Judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court- <<<Click here for letter>>>
18.06.2020 Pers. Cell of BSNL CO issued order regarding extension of timelines for processing of e-APAR for year 2019-20- <<<Click here for letter>>>
17.06.2020 Reversion of 2001 Rect JTOs passed the LDCE 2007:

It is learnt that the Committee meeting held today under the chairmanship of CGM(Legal) and discussions are positive. We are continuously  interacting with the Committee members i.e. CGM(Legal)-Chairman Committee  and Sr GM(Estt) and submitting our feedback on the issue to them.

17.06.2020 <<<Click here for the Minutes of the Agenda meeting with Director(HR), BSNL Board on 09.06.2020 on various HR points>>>

17.06.2020 BSNL News in Media

(i) Galwan clash: BSNL ready to cut dependence on Chinese ZTE if Centre asks...<<<Click here for details news>>>>

16.06.2020 GS writes to Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding Fixation of pay of erstwhile Offtg. JTOs of Calcutta Telephone District who were regularized in 2008....<<<Click here for letter>>>
16.06.2020 SR Cell of BSNL CO notified 2nd Membership verification for recognition of Majority representative Associations of serving executives employees in BSNL  <<Click here for notification>>>

Membership Verification will be through secret ballot.

Last date for submission of application :
03.07.2020

Date of Membership Verification :
18.08.2020 (Tuesday)

Date of polling :
18.08.2020 (Tuesday)

<<<Click here for the facilities extended to all associations>>>

<<<Click here for instructions to CGMs reg. non transfer of executives staff till 2nd membership verification>>>

16.06.2020 GS writes to Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for extension of cut-off date for exercising one of the three options for Outdoor Medical Claims for BSNL retired employees upto 30.09.2020 due to COVID-19 Pandemic situation...<<<Click here for letter>>>
16.06.2020 GS writes to The Director(HR), BSNL Board regarding retention of BSNL Residential accommodation at the previous station of working (Pune) in view of the posting at soft tenure station (Gaya) on transfer - Case of Shri S.K.Rashinkar, AGM, HR No. 199102991....<<<<Click here for letter>>>
15.06.2020 GS writes to Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding review of structure /size of the bodies of Associations at different level...<<<Click here for letter>>>
13.06.2020DoT issued instructions regarding release of pensioners benefits to employees against whom personal court case (other than departments) is pending in the court....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

11.06.2020Meeting with Shri P K Purwar, CMD/BSNL on 10.06.2020:

In continuation of the Agenda meeting with Director(HR) on 09.06.2020, General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA & SNEA  AGS/AIBSNLEA, President/SNEA and AGS of SNEA  met CMD/BSNL and had detailed discussions on promotion to different Grades through CPSU Hierarchy and other important issues.

1. Regular Promotion to different Grades: After his take over, first time CMD has given time for a detailed discussions on the Promotion Policy and its implementation.

We explained to CMD that the new Promotion Policy of Non post based Time Bound functional promotion, approved by the Board is part of the Terms and condition for absorption in BSNL. All other CPSUs are following Time Bound functional promotions, very smoothly. When EPP 2007 implemented, BSNL diluted it and allowed only Pay Scale up gradation and continued with Post based promotions followed in Govt Depts. This resulted in Seniority and Reservation cases. BSNLMS RR has been notified in 2009 only, which is  another 10 years loss for BSNL Executives.

As per the new Promotion Policy approved by the BSNL Board, Promotions are due from 01.07.2018, but the implementation is unduly delayed. For its smooth implementation from 01.07.2018, all the vacancies have been filled up in June, 2018. To overcome the court cases, upgradtion of posts done for AO and AGM promotions. Unfortunately, the court cases on reservation related issues landed AO and AGM promotions in trouble and Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT declared AO and AGM promotions issued during June 2018 as provisional putting a big question mark on the above said Promotions orders issued in June 2018 and future promotions. Any Post based promotion will end up in such litigations, we are afraid.  

On the query from CMD on the reference to DoT, we explained that it has been sent to DoT for guidance, not for approval. As per DoT instructions, issues having financial implications only to be referred to DoT for concurrence/approval. If at all any guidance is received on the reservation matter, it will be applicable from the date of effect and as such there is no need for delaying the promotion, we told. Govt guidelines from time to time will be applicable on BSNL.

After VRS, more changes are to be made, especially for promotion to AGM/CAO Grade by reducing the residency period from 12 to 8 years for the existing SDE/AOs etc in higher scales. Since thousands of Executives are eagerly waiting for promotion, we requested to implement the promotions at the earliest. JTOs in all Streams are worst affected, 1999 rect to 2014 rect JTOs are waiting for promotion. We informed the CMD about the  details of meeting held with DIR(HR) and the proposed presentation to the Board members.

CMD assured that promotion to different Grades will be taken up on priority and will hold further discussion on the matter with the concerned officers.

We requested for DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular) promotion and relaxing the qualifying service for DGM (Telecom/Fin) as a onetime measure.

2. 4G Tender and BTS upgradtion: CMD seems to be very upset over the developments. CMD informed that whatever possible from his side is doing to get the clearance from the Govt. Since it is linked with Govt policy, decision is to be taken at higher political level.

3. Various pending payments and payment of Superannuation Fund contribution: CMD informed that about 550 Cr due towards Society payments cleared in this month. As usual Priority is given for maintenance and release of funds for various heads, electricity, rent, labour etc., For Superannuation Fund, 67 Cr is required and Management is trying to arrange the same. According to fund availability, May 2020 Salary disbursement is possible after one  week. On medical bills, CMD informed that some payment will be made in June salary.

10.06.2020: Agenda meeting with Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director(HR) and HR team on 09.06.2020.

PGM(Pers), Sr GM(Estt), GM(SR) and GM(Restg) also present in the meeting. Com S Sivakumar, GS/AIBSNLEA, Com Sebastin K, GS/SNEA, Com Rajpal, AGS/AIBSNLEA  and  Com A.A Khan, President/SNEA  participated in the meeting. The meeting went on for more than three and half hours.

Brief of meeting:

a) Regular promotions to all Grades for all the eligible Executives instead of LA arrangement. There is no financial implications for promotions:

In the last meeting held on 05.05.2020, it was concluded that due to court cases and reservation related issues, implementation of Non-post based Time Bound promotion policy OR CPSU Hierarchy approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018 will be expedited and Pers. section will work out on that. We explained that due to various court cases, promotions are held up for years together and to overcome that, CPSU Hierarchy is approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018. It is as per the terms and conditions mentioned in the Presidential orders issued to the Executives at the time of absorption in BSNL. The promotion orders issued in June, 2018 also under litigations and Hon CAT/Chandigarh declared the AO and DE promotions PROVISIONAL and directed BSNL to review the promotions. JTO to SDE promotion also under litigation at CAT/Ernakulam. Hence no other option left for BSNL to give promotions.

We were very firm on our demand for promotion w.e.f. 01.07.2018 itself as it will ensure parity in promotions and protect the seniority with those promoted in June 2018 and counting of 2 years service for the future promotions. Due to litigations, JTO to SDE promotion is pending since 2011 except some promotion in 2018. Almost all the promotions held up between 2015 to 2018 due to reservation issue. To compensate those damages, Management itself proposed CPSU Hierarchy w.e.f. 01.01.2017 itself but Board approved it w.e.f 28.05.2018. We explained that earlier also, EPP and SDE RR amendment etc., implemented retrospectively. i) EPP approved and notified on 18.01.2007 but implemented from 01.10.2000 onwards with all consequential benefits from 01.10.2004. ii) SDE RR amendment notified on 08.05.2018, effectively from 28.08.2015, the Board approval date.

BSNLMS RR notified in 2009 and promotion to AGM/CAO/EE grade given after 10 years of BSNL formation.

Under the same Administrative Ministry (DoT), TCIL and BBNL is giving promotions through Non-post based Time Bound promotion OR CPSU Hierarchy.

On the reference to DoT, DIR(HR) got it clarified from the letter sent to DoT that BSNL is seeking only guidance from DoT, not approval OR concurrence.

We categorically told the Management that Look After arrangement cannot be continued like this and the Executives are to be given Regular promotion. Otherwise, in the near future, we will be forced to make appeal to our members not to accept LA promotion which will create operational issues in the field.

Finally after detailed discussion, it is decided that Director (HR) will brief the CMD and other Board members about the policy approved by the Board and the need for its implementation as no other option left for BSNL to give promotions. A presentation will be given to the Management Committee of the Board on the policy in 2 weeks time as all Board members are new.

b) DGM(T/F) Adhoc to DGM(T/F) Regular promotion. Relaxation in qualifying service for DGM(T) and DGM(F) promotion as the Executives are already working as DGM on LA basis:

On DGM(T/F) Adhoc to Regular promotion, we demanded their regular promotion. Now the number of vacancies are much higher than the eligible AGM/CAOs. On DGM(T) Adhoc to Regular promotion, Management informed about the seniority revision and legal aspects will be examined for giving regular promotion. Since there is no seniority issue, DGM(F) Adhoc to Regular promotion may be processed.

Due to abnormal delay in promotions to AGM and CAO Grades, sufficient AGM and CAOs are not available for promotion to DGM Grade. More than 90% of the posts are lying vacant. At the same time Management utilising their service as DGM by LA arrangement. We demanded their regular promotion as DGM by relaxing the qualifying service. Al of them got sufficient experience as AGM/CAO by LA/Officiating/regular service. Management accepted that there is operational requirement and in principle agreed our demand. Finalization of number of DGM posts through Restg., will be finalized by this month end. Thereafter proposal will be moved.

c) Agenda meeting for Non recognized Associations:

We strongly objected the Management action and told DIR(HR) that there is no need for Membership Verification at all as there is no distinction between Recognized/ applicant /non-applicant Assns. All are given meetings even on Policy matters and Management is using them against the Recognized Associations making Membership Verification and Recognition Rules irrelevant. The very purpose of Membership Verification was to end multiplicity of Associations but it is defeated by the Management. Due to the Divide and Rule policy of the Management, resolution of the HR issues are getting delayed and the Executives are suffering.

Management explained that no Agenda meeting is given to any other Association other than Recognised Association. All the meetings given to other Associations are only informal. It will be taken only as a feedback to the Management. On important matters and Policy matters, Management will consider the opinion of the Recognised Associations only, as per the Recognition Rules.

d) Hike in SAB contribution and payment of SAB contribution:

We demanded hike in Superannuation Benefits (SAB) contribution as assured by the Management earlier and payment of SAB contribution to LIC from August, 2019 onwards. SAB is the Social Security for the BSNL directly recruited employees and it has to be given top most priority after Salary, we demanded. Since the SAB contribution payment to LIC is pending, the VRS optees retirement claim from Superannuation Fund also not settled so far.

On pending payment of SAB contribution, Management agreed to take up with the concerned. Hike in SAB contribution will be examined by the Management, it is assured.

e) Pending Modification in DGM(T) promotions – majority of them worked outside the  Home Circle and came back after 3 years:

We explained that as AGMs they were worked outside the Home Circle and came back to their Home Circle after 3 years. Again on DGM promotion, they have been transferred out from their Home Circle. As all are worked outside, they may be posted in the same Circle itself. Management informed that the cases will be considered.  

f) Reversion of 2001 Rect JTOs promoted as SDEs in LDCE 2007:

We requested to complete the process in a combined manner and a meeting with the Committee at the earliest. After discussions, it is decided to have the Committee meeting this week itself.

09.06.2020 GS writes to Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding the problems faced by the executives posted in Hard/Soft tenure stations due to COVID-19 Nationwide lockdown...<<<Click here for letter>>>
08.06.2020GS writes to Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding fixation of seniority  in JAO -Cadre- Case of Sh.Vijayan, AO, Chennai TD...<<<Click here for letter>>>
07.06.2020BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) BSNL Triple Play: Service and Plans Review....<<<Click here for detail news>>>

(ii) BSNL to launch promo 300GB Bharat Fiber Broadband Plan ....<<Click here for detail news>>>

05.06.2020 Meeting with Shri Arun Kumar, PGM(Pers) on 03.06.2020,04.06.2020 and 05.06.2020 regarding implementation of Non-post based Time Bound Functional Promotion or CPSU Hierarchy.

General Secretaries of  AIBSNLEA and SNEA, Com.Rajpal, AGS/AIBSNLEA and President and AGS of SNEA  met PGM(Pers) on 03.06.20, 04.06.20 and 05.06.20 and had series of discussions on promotion to different Grades through implementation of Non post based Time Bound Functional promotion OR CPSU Hierarchy. This will be the only viable option/solution to give promotion due to court cases on reservation and seniority, we stressed.

We explained the importance of date of implementation as 01.07.2018, otherwise all the eligible Executives will loose 2 years of service and it will have serious implications for their future promotions. The Executives in higher scales will be placed in the next higher Grade without fresh DPC as a onetime measure. In Post VRS scenario, more changes are required for promotion to AGM/CAO Grade by reducing the residency period to 8 years for the existing SDE/AOs etc., working in higher scales. Since thousands of Executives are eagerly waiting for promotion, we demanded that the changes are to be made immediately after its implementation from 01.07.2018.

DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular) promotion in Telecom/Finance Stream, relaxation in qualifying service for DGM promotion etc.,  also discussed.

05.06.2020 Agenda/Review meeting with Director(HR), BSNL Board and AIBSNLEA , SNEA is scheduled to be held on 9.6.2020 at 16 00hrs

04.06.2020 Meeting with Shri S K Gupta, Director (Fin) on 03.06.2020

General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA and SNEA and President/SNEA met DIR (Fin) and had discussions on the following issues:

1. Fund availability and payments: We draw the attention of the Director (Fin) regarding various pending payments like labour, Rentals, SAB dues etc. The labour payment is due for more than one year. Director (Fin) informed that the cash collection improved during May 2020 and BSNL could collect Rs 1,400 Cr. The cash collection during April 2020 was Rs.1,150 Cr only. First priority will be for allotment of funds for maintenance and Statutory payments. For labour payments, 15Cr will be allotted today (03.06.20), DIR (Fin) informed. Regarding May, 2020 Salary disbursement, it may be feasible next week end.

2. Promotions to various Cadres: We draw his attention to the huge stagnation and shortage of Executives in many Cadres and sought his intervention. The Executives are working in higher scales and they can be promoted as per the policy approved by the BSNL Board within no time. DIR(Fin) also felt that major works are getting suffered due to shortage in Key posts and assured to discuss with DIR(HR) for early promotions.

3. Drastic post reduction: We strongly protested against the decision of the BSNL Management to transfer all TR work to Circle Office and requested that it has to be reviewed immediately as it is not feasible. We suggested that for very small SSAs, it can be centralised but medium and larger SSAs TR work to be continued with the SSA for effective bill collection and persuasion, settling of billing related complaints, Outstanding Pursuit, handling of EB Customers etc., DIR(Fin) very much convinced on our suggestions and noted down all the points and assured to discuss with DIR(CFA) and CMD. In this regard, AIBSNLEA has already written a letter to CMD BSNL with a copy to Director (Finance) for review the policy.

<<<Click here for letter>>>

4. SAB dues payment to LIC: We brought to the notice of DIR (Fin) that SAB dues payment to LIC is pending since August 2019. Some VRS optees cases also not settled as the dues are not paid to LIC. We demanded immediate payment of contribution to LIC. DIR(Fin) assured to examine the matter and do the needful.

5. Monthly Review Meeting with Recognized Associations and Unions: We appraised DIR (Fin) about the meeting of Recognized Assns. and Unions with CMD and sharing of Monthly Revenue and Expenditure details with the Stake Holders and monthly review meeting with the Recognized Assns. and Unions so as to improve the efficiency of the Company and maximisation of Revenue and controlling of unnecessary expenditure. DIR(Fin) appreciated our concern and mentioned that  the Management is reviewing the monthly revenue and expenditure and planning for Revenue Maximisation and he assured that after the completion of the work it will be shared with Stake Holders for discussion.

6. Consideration of Request transfers of Accounts Personnel from BSNL CO to their Home Circles: Dir(Fin) mentioned that those who are opted for BSNL CO will be posted to BSNL CO as substitutes for the Accounts Personnel requested for transfer to their Home Circles and assured that the Accounts Personnel will be relieved from the BSNL CO after the lifting of COVID-19 Lockdown. 

04.06.2020 Meeting with Shri V Ramesh, Director (EB) on 03.06.2020

General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA and SNEA, President and AGS/SNEA met the new Director(EB) as an introductory meeting. We welcome him, extended our full support and wished all the success in the new assignment as the Director (EB). We draw his attention about the EB circuits and need for some concession to the customers during lockdown period. Dir(EB) is of the opinion that instead of giving rebate centrally, we will delegate the Powers to the CGMs to decide the matter case to case basis.

04.06.2020 Meeting with Shri Arun Kumar, PGM(Pers) on 03.06.2020

General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA and SNEA, President and AGS/SNEA met PGM (Pers) and had discussions regarding promotion to different Grades through designation change for those who are working in higher scales or CPSU Hierarchy, DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) promotion in Telecom & Finance Stream, review of sanctioned strength due to VRS etc. PGM informed that discussion is going on with DIR (HR) on these issues, meeting was inconclusive and further discussion will continue.  

04.06.2020 Pers Cell of BSNL CO, New Delhi issued instructions regarding Extension of ESS Login facility (only APAR Tab) of executive retired on or after 29-02-2020...<<<Click here for order>>>
04.06.2020 SR Cell of BSNL CO, New Delhi issued instructions regarding option to change authorization for deduction of membership subscription of Associations/Unions from salary... <<<Click here for order>>>
Hats Off to Mandi SSA HP Circle Comrades!

During the COVID-19 epidemic period very effective Team under the Leadership of Com.Rahesh Dhiman DGM Mandi SSA and CS of HP Circle have provided fault free Service 24*7, BSNL Home delivery Services ( i.e., Sim, Recharge, Bill Collections, LandLine, Broadband, FTTH etc.,).

DGM Mandi SSA Com.Dhiman prepared a small VIDEO presentation to boost the morale of ATT to DET level and to work hard with same devotion to duty to uphold the Flag of BSNL high. BSNL ZINDABAD!...<<Click here for Video>>>

02.06.2020 GS writes to Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding centralization of TR activities in Post-VRS Scenario - Views and suggestion of AIBSNLEA ...<<<Click here for letter>>
01.06.2020 Shri V Ramesh, CGM(BSNL) is appointed to the post of Director(EB), BSNL Board....

Congratulates Shri. Ramesh, CGM for the appointment of Higher Post of Director(EB), BSNL Board ....<<<Click here for order>>>

01.06.2020 GS writes to Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for consideration of retention of BSNL Staff Quarters upto 2 years instead of 8 months from the retirement in respect of VRS retirees and those who were retired on superannuation recently.....<<<<Click here for details>>>
BSNL RTTC, Jaipur offers online “Vocational Training/Summer Training for Engg./Diploma/BCA/MCA students". For online registration and payment kindly visit www.rttcjp.bsnl.co.in
30.05.2020 Pers. Cell of BSNL CO, New Delhi issued Promotion and postings of the Executive in the grade of DGM(T) of Telecom Operation Stream on purely Adhoc basis....<<<Click here for order>>>>

30.05.2020 Congratulations to all the retiring Comrades!

CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the comrades who are going to retire on 31.05.2020 on Superannuation, for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirement

Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, may your days be filled with Elation and Triumph.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA as well as BSNL. CHQ congratulates you on your Superannuation on 31.05.2020.

30.05.2020 Senior Com.B.S.Reddy, DGM, Hyderabad and 5 times AIBSNLEA CHQ Office bearer as AGS (Eng), OS (South) is retiring on Superannuation today 30.5.2020.

Com.B.S.Reddy has been conferred with Sanchar Seva Padak during the year 2006 when he was working as DE STR Hyderabad. He is a Versatile Personality, very good Orator and accepted as an undisputed Leader by all the Assns and Unions. He also functioned as CS /AP of erstwhile JTOA and TESA. First AIBSNLEA AIC was conducted in a grand and successful manner under his able Leadership during Jan' 2006. AIBSNLEA wishes him a Happy, Healthy and Contended Retired Life.

30.05.2020 Com.Brij Mohan Dhyani, Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA Uttarakhand and Advisor (North) AIBSNLEA CHQ is retiring on Superannuation today on 30.5.2020. Com.Dhyani was working as SDE in Dehradun. He is a very energetic, cheerful and accommodating Person. He always served the members in a selfless manner.

Com. Dhyani also conducted the grand CWC meeting of AIBSNLEA in August 2018 in Dehradun in a successful manner. Under his dynamic leadership AIBSNLEA won the Ist Executive Membership verification with a thumping victory in Uttarakhand Circle. AIBSNLEA wishes him a Happy, Healthy and Contended Retired Life.

30.05.2020 Com.Mohd.Jamil, Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA Punjab Circle is retiring on Superannuation today on 30.5.2020. He is a very energetic, cheerful and accommodating Person. He always served the members in a selfless manner.

27-05-2020:Meeting with Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) on 27.05.2020

General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA and SNEA and AGS/SNEA met DIR (HR) and had a brief review of the developments on promotion to different Grades, in continuation to the discussions held on 05.05.2020.

On implementation of promotion policy, DIR(HR) informed that PGM(Pers) is seriously working on it. This can be the only viable option to give promotion due to court cases and reservation, Director opined. We explained the relevance of date of implementation as 01.07.2018, otherwise all the eligible Executives will lose 2 years of service and it will have serious implications for their future promotions. Already eligible Executives are not available for promotion to the higher grades. After VRS scenario, some more changes can be made, especially promotion to AGM/CAO Grade by reducing the residency period from 12 years for the existing SDEs/AOs in higher scales. Since thousands of Executives are eagerly waiting for promotion, we requested to consider the changes after the implementation, by taking the proposal to the Board for approval. DIR (HR) was positive on further improvements. The concern over reservation can be overcome by incorporating the Board direction on reservation in the policy to make it in compliance with Govt policy. Further discussions will be held next Tuesday or Wednesday as PGM(Pers) will complete the assigned job by this week. After that DIR(HR) assured to take it to CMD.

On the proposed move to drastically reduce the AGM+DGM posts and other posts, we objected strongly. DIR(HR) reiterated that discussions will be held with the Associations before taking any decision. After completion of discussion within the Management, discussions will be held with the Assns.

On the review of sanctioned strength due to VRS, we suggested to distribute the upgraded AO and AGM posts among the Circles.

We requested for DGM(Regular) promotion for those already working as DGM(Adhoc) in the Telecom/Finance Stream.

On reversion of the 2001 rect JTOs passed the LDCE 2007, next meeting with the Committee will be arranged next week. We expressed our gratitude for finalising the TOR which can address the issue.

27-05-2020:Meeting with Shri Arun Kumar, PGM(Pers) on 27.05.2020:

General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA and SNEA and AGS/SNEA met PGM(Pers) and had discussions on promotion to different Grades through implementation of CPSU Hierarchy, DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular) promotion in Telecom/Finance Stream, review of sanctioned strength due to VRS, 2001 rect JTOs passed the LDCE 2007 etc.

PGM informed that as per the direction of DIR (HR), he is studying the policy and it will be completed by next Monday. Discussions held on various aspects like Date of implementation, Promotion without DPC for the Executives working in higher scales, incorporating the Board direction on reservation to make it compliance with Govt policy etc. In the post VRS scenario we can make further improvements as the eligible executives number has come down drastically, we suggested.

Further discussions held on review of sanctioned strength due to VRS,   DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular) promotion in Telecom/Finance Stream, 2001 rect JTOs passed the LDCE 2007 etc.

26-05-2020:Pers. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued tenure/ normal Transfer & posting orders in the grade of Accounts officers...<<<Click here for tenure order>>>    <<<Click here for normal transfer  Order>>>

26-05-2020:Terms Of Reference (TOR) of the committee announced:

During the discussion with the Committee members by both GSs regarding the issue of reversion of 2001 Rect JTOs passed the LDCE 2007, Committee members informed that they are waiting for the Terms Of Reference of the Committee. We brought this to the notice of DIR(HR) and PGM(Pers), next day itself.

We requested to include: examining the eligibility of 2001 rect JTOs passed the LDCE 2007 with reference to SDE RR 2002 and the clarifications issued with reference to LDCE 2007. Now BSNL CO issued the TOR as we suggested. The focus is on resolving 2001  rect issue, segregating them from 2002 rect JTOs.

It is a great breakthrough in the case. So far the eligibility was examined by BSNL and the court cases defended based on the 30.07.2010 clarification issued during LDCE 2010 and the clarifications issued on 16.04.2007 and 10.07.2007 during LDCE 2007was not at all considered or produced in the court.<<<Click here for the term of reference>>>

25-05-2020:Drastic cut in number of posts on the anvil in the name of Restructuring:

It is learned that through Restructuring and Review of Assets, BSNL Management  is considering drastic reduction in the combined strength of AGM and DGM equivalent Grades in all the Streams (Telecom, Finance, Civil, Electrical, Arch, TF, PPS and CSS) and AGM+DGM number in all the Streams combined together will be about 3300 – 3500. The present combined sanctioned strength of AGM+DGM is 8953. In other words, drastic reduction of posts proposed, by about 65%. The final figure will be divided in some ratio between AGM and DGM. If it happens, then it will stop almost all the promotions to AGM and DGM Grade in all Streams as we are apprehending.

This is in the name of Restg. and M/s Deloittee recommendation. The same Consultant M/s Deloittee, in 2014, recommended an increase in the number of AGM (T) posts from 5303 to 6172 and DGM(T) posts from 1331 to 1607. After 6 years, the same Consultant makes recommendation for drastic reduction of posts. This establish that the Consultant is acting on behalf of the Management and what Management  requires, that report  is given by the Consultant, without making any Work Study.

Similar cut in the number of posts can be anticipated in other Grades also (SDE/AO and JTO/JAO equivalents). The provisional norms issued in December, 2019 by Restg. cell indicates that the Circles can work out the revised sanctioned strength of the Circle based on that provisional norms and find out the revised strength.

We may have to go for strong organizational actions in the near future if Management is not coming forward and discussing and settling the matter.

Management is dragging the Promotions to complete the Restg. process, making assurances one after another. Restrg. should not take away the Promotional avenues of the Executives working in BSNL. On review of the Assets, large number of posts will be surrendered in addition to the posts surrendered due to VRS. Knowing the adverse effect of Restg. on Post based promotions, we are insisting for Non-post based Time Bound functional promotion in all the Streams.

AIBSNLEA WISH ONE AND ALL

A HAPPY RAMZAN

24-05-2020:BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) How to activate Hotstar Premium Free Account with BSNL Superstar plan...<<<Click here for news>>

(ii) BSNL FTTH Bharat Fibre Broadband plans: Ideal for Work from Home...<<<Click here for news>>

(iii) BSNL launches AnyCast DNS system in BSNL network for faster web services...<<<Click here for news>>

22-05-2020:Today GS AIBSNLEA Com.S.Sivakumar discussed with Shri P.K.Sinha, Member(Finance), DoT about the payment of balance amount(17%) of Ist installment and 50% of IInd installment of  Ex-Gratia.

GS also enquired about the latest order of Department of Expenditure to spend only 15% of allotted Funds in the first quarter ending 30.6.2020. Member Finance mentioned that the Ex-gratia Payment Funds have been allotted to DoT as per the approval of the Cabinet Decision and hence we will not have any problem to release the balance amount of 17% of Ist installment and 50% of IInd installment of  Ex-Gratia, as per the assurance given i.e., before the end of June, 2020. Member (Fin) further mentioned that there is a meeting scheduled on 26.5.2020 with the  Expenditure Secretary and Senior Officers of Finance Ministry to discuss in this regard. He hope that positive decision will be taken in this meeting to release the balance Ex-Gratia payment before the end of June, 2020 on the basis of the Cabinet Decision.

It is also learnt that DoT has instructed BSNL to release the amount of Society dues recovered from the VRS Retirees before the payment of balance amount Ex-Gratia payment.

20-05-2020:Meeting with the Committee dealing with the Reversion of 2001 rect.JTOs passed the LDCE 2007 and become SDE in 2008:

As reported yesterday, the meeting with the Committee comprising Shri H C Pant, CGM(Legal), Shri Arun Kumar, PGM(Pers) and Shri Sourabh Tyagi, Sr GM(Estt) took place today (19.5.2020) at 4.00 PM. General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA and SNEA participated in the meeting. DIR (HR), BSNL board  arranged this combined meeting.

We demanded that the matter should be decided by examining their eligibility as per the provisions of Schedule 12, Note 5 of the SDE RR 2002 and with reference to the clarifications issued by BSNLCO dated 16.04.2007 and 10.07.2007 in connection with LDCE 2007 Notification dated 09.02.2007. So far, the eligibility was examined with reference to BSNL CO clarification dated 30.07.2010, issued for the subsequent LDCE 2010. The clarification implemented retrospectively, 3 years after the conduction of LDCE and Promotion orders. The Show Cause Notice and other actions taken against 2001 recruited JTOs based on BSNL CO clarification dated 30.07.2010 should be withdrawn, we demanded.

The file notings of 2007 and the clarifications dated 16.04.2007 and 10.07.2007 makes it clear that 1 year relaxation is applicable for LDCE 2007.

For deciding Senior-Junior clause, the All India Eligibility list of JTOs to be reckoned, it was decided in 2007 which is very well clear from the file notings. Hence all the 2001 rects. of TN Circle become eligible.

All Circles (A&N, AP&TL, AS, BR, CHG, CHTD, GUJ, HP, JKD, KRL, KTK, MH, MP, NE- I, NTR, RAJ, UPE, TN and WB)  interpreted the clarification in the positive manner and allowed all the 2001 recruited JTOs who completed 2 years of Service.

There is no direction from any Courts to revert the 2001 rect. JTOs, we argued. In various Courts, the dispute was whether the eligibility is to be decided as on 1st July of the Vacancy Year OR 1st July of the Year of Examination, in which Court decided that it will be 1st July of the Vacancy Year. In that case also 2001 rect. JTOs become eligible. Only 2002 rect. JTOs appeared in the LDCE 2007 become in-eligible as per the Court order.

The PCAT order based on BSNL clarification dated 30.07.2010 for LDCE 2010 was wrongly applied for LDCE 2007 also, which has created the problem.

The dispute occurred when BSNL issued Show Cause Notices to the 2001 Rect. JTOs, not completed the 3 years qualifying service for appearing in the LDCE, based on the BSNL CO clarification dated 30.07.2010 in a retrospective manner, citing Court orders on clarification dated 30.07.2010 and it is a clear violation of the clarifications issued in 2007. The clarification issued on 30.07.2010, after the conduction of the LDCE 2007 should be applicable prospectively, not retrospectively.

Finally we demanded to decide the matter based on the SDE RR and the clarifications issued on 16.04.2007 and 10.07.2007 and the file notings related to LDCE 2007. The Show Cause and reversion based on the Court order should be limited to 2002 rect. JTOs appeared in the LDCE, we emphasised.

The Committee made an important observation that the 30.07.2010 clarification cannot be given retrospective effect and for the LDCE held 3 years earlier, in 2007. However, they sought some time to go through the records and the various Court judgments which made BSNL to revert the SDEs.  

Both the General Secretaries will meet the Committee Members and the Director (HR) again after one week.

19-05-2020:Dr.S. Senthil Kumar, Member of Parliament Dharmapuri Constituency Tamilnadu  forwarded the letter of AUAB to Shri Narendra Modi ji, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, GoI, New Delhi requesting the Government intervention to clear the roadblocks involved in the 4G Tendering process for BSNL....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

19-05-2020:Important Points submitted before the Committee by AIBSNLEA on 19.05.2020 for reviewing and cancellation of Reversion Orders in respect of SDEs(JTOs of 2001 Recruitment Year) promoted through LDCE 2007 for vacancy year 2005-06....<<<Click here for letter>>>>
18-05-2020:GS writes to Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for Promotion in all Streams/Grades in BSNL on ‘Regular Basis’ instead of ‘Look After arrangement’ from among the Executives already working in Higher Scales without any financial implications-reg. reminder...<<<Click here for letter>>>

18-05-2020:Meeting with Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, DIR(HR) on 18.05.2020:

General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA  and SNEA  met DIR(HR) and held discussions about the progress in Promotions to various Grades as per the assurances given in the detailed  Agenda meeting with DIR(HR) on 05.05.2020. It was a follow up meeting.

DIR(HR) informed that he directed the PGM(Pers) to work out on the New Promotion Policy as it has come to the conclusion in the last meeting that Post based promotion is not at all feasible atleast for few years due to the Reservation issue. PGM(Pers) could come to office today after long break due to Nationwide Lockdown. We explained that irrespective of category, ST/SC/OC category Executives are waiting for promotion for years together. For example, 2001 recruited JTOs of SC and OC category and 2002 Rect JTOs of ST category are waiting for promotion to SDE Grade even after completion of 18 to 19 years of service. But as per the New policy, all the JTOs completed 5 years of service, irrespective of ST/SC/OC category will get promotion.

We further explained the urgency for issuing promotion as in almost all the cadres, except AO cadre, more than 60% positions are vacant and in many important grades, it is more than 90%. In this situation how BSNL Revival is possible, we asked.  Director (HR) reassured early action in this regard.

On the Reversion of SDEs of 2007 LDCE, on our continuous pleadings to find out an early solution, Director(HR) arranged a meeting with the Committee on 19.05.2020, tomorrow itself at 4 PM.

AIBSNLEA CHQ extends

its Warm greetings to one and all on

World Telecommunication Day today.

16-05-2020:DoP&PW issued  consolidated instructions for Pension Disbursing Authorities to ensure smooth payment of pension / family pension to pensioners / family pensioners.....<<<Click here for instructions>>>>
15-05-2020:Shri M. Shanmugam ji, Hon'ble MP (Rajya Sabha) forwarded the letter of AUAB to Shri Narendra Modi ji, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, GoI, New Delhi requesting the Government intervention to clear the roadblocks involved in the 4G Tendering process for BSNL....<<<<Click here for letter>>>
14-05-2020:BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) No global tenders for Rs 200 crore worth projects to benefit local telecom gear makers....<<<Click here for detailed news>>>

14-05-2020:GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding  curtailment of existing medical facility by reducing  the Annual ceiling for outdoor medical claim from 23 to 15 days of Basic+DA - Demanding to restore the Annual ceiling of 23 days of Basic+DA....<<<Click here for letter>>>
14-05-2020:DoP&PW has started a Call Center with a Toll Free Number 1800-11-1960 where pensioners can lodge their grievances on Centralised Pension Grievance Redress and Monitoring System  ....<<<Click here for Do-letter of Jt.Secy, DoP&PW>>>

13-05-2020:GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding massive corruption to the tune of 15 Crs. in OF Cable laying in Jorhat SSA, Assam Circle under NOFN Project by Shri Hari Singh Pawar, Ex. GM Jorhat. CGM, Assam Circle is shielding the main accused and the case should be handed over to CBI without further delay.....

<<<Click here for letter>>>    

<<<Letter of Circle Secretaries of All Unions & Associations of BSNL, Assam Telecom Circle>>>

13-05-2020:Estt. Cell of BSNL CO issued order regarding finalization of pension and payment of other benefits in respect of the employees retired voluntarily under the BSNL VRS-2019....<<<<Click here for order>>
12-05-2020:Meeting with Shri P K Purwar, CMD/BSNL and Shri S K Gupta, Director (Fin) on 12.05.2020:

General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA and SNEA met CMD/BSNL and discussed the following issues: 

A) 4G Tender, upgradation of BTSs etc.: CMD informed that there is no progress in both cases. Due to lock down, vendors are also not coming forward.

B) CMD is non committal on promotions: According to CMD, the restructuring may take another 6 months time. On promotion, CMD is of the opinion that it is delayed due to the Court cases and BSNL cannot be held responsible for that. We refuted the charge and told CMD that Court cases are increasing since Executives are not getting timely promotion and due to various infirmities in the RRs, procedures etc. The promotion Policy followed in BSNL is that of Govt Depts., not that of a CPSU. In other CPSUs, promotions upto certain scale is on time bound basis, when scale is given, it will be treated as functional promotion to that grade and no separate post based promotion is followed. So, Seniority and Reservation related issues are not there in any other CPSU. To overcome this, BSNL already approved amendments to the EPP to give functional promotion to the scale upto AGM/CAO/EE Grade in of E4 scale.

We briefed him about the discussions held with Director (HR) and the HR team few days back and the conclusion that due to the court cases related to Reservation, present form of promotion will not be possible before 2 to 3 years and Management will seriously work out for time bound functional promotion along with scale. Since Executives are already working in the scale, there is no additional financial implications is there for BSNL. We requested to expedite it to give promotion to all the eligible Executives.

However, CMD as usual, did not made any commitment on any type of promotion. It gives an impression that Management is not much serious or worried about regular promotions and they may try to continue with LA arrangement.

C) Payment of Medical bills pending since May, 2019 and going for Medi claim facility: We explained the difficulties faced by the employees for treatment. Since the bills are pending since May, 2019, majority of the good Hospitals are not extending treatment to BSNL employees. Since good hospitals are not in the panel, employees are not getting proper treatment. Management has to expedite the process of working out good Medical Insurance scheme, we demanded. CMD informed that the fund availability is the main problem and if lock down was not there, BSNL planned to clear the medical bills by April. For Medical Insurance also, BSNL require money and the present financial condition is not good and we are not in a position to make advance payment now. CMD mentioned that Salary and Mtce., Expenditure are the Company’s first priority and without releasing fund for Mtce., Revenue will not be generated. He further informed that when Salary payment itself is delayed, we cannot take advance payment immediately.

D) Insurance protection in view of the Covid-19: We demanded Special Insurance coverage for the employees as per MHA guidelines as Telecom is an essential service. CMD agreed to write to DoT to give compensation to BSNL employees treating it as an essential service.

E) Disbursement of Apr’2020 Salary: CMD informed that the present fund availability is about 200 Cr only and Statutory EPF payment is to be done from that.

Afterwards, we met Shri S K Gupta, Director (Fin) also and held discussions regarding fund availability, discussion with the Assns regarding restructuring and review of Sanctioned posts, Look after arrangements, relieving of Accounts Personnel who have completed Hard Tenure and the clarification sought by CGM/Kerala Circle in the name of restructuring.

12-05-2020: Admin. Cell of BSNL CO issued order regarding procedure for outdoor medical claim for BSNL employees (Serving /Retired)....<<<Click here for order>>>
12.05.2020 Pers. Cell of BSNL CO issued order regarding extension of last date for submission of  e-APAR (Self-Appraisal) for Year 2019-20...<<<Click here for Order>>>
12.05.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for extension of timeline for invitation and submission of APAR for the FY:2019-20 upto 31.05.2020 due to COVID-19......<<<Click here for letter>>>
10.05.2020    << Pl. see Video prepared by Himachal Pradesh Circle on Steps to be taken to fight against Corona Pandemic ....."Hats off to Himachal Comrades" >>>
10.05.2020BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) BSNL offers cheaper 4G Mobile Plans as compared to Jio, Airtel and Vodafone-Idea.....<<<Click here for detail news>>>

08.05.2020 Sr. GM(CA), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued letter to CGMTs, All BSNL Circles regarding brief on COVID -19 Impact and VRS expenditure for Financial Closure 2019-20......<<<<Click here for letter>>>
07.05.2020BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) Attempts are being made to stall launch of 4G services by BSNL, say unions; seek PM’s intervention......

<<<Click here for detail news>>    <<<News in Financial Express>>>

06.05.2020BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i)  BSNL approves 2G, 3G network upgrade contract to ZTE, Nokia for fastest 4G rollout   <<<Click here for detail news>>

06.05.2020 AUAB writes to Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Hon'ble Prime Minister, Government of India, South Block, Raisina Hills, New Delhi regarding attempts to scuttle BSNL’s 4G equipment procurement, which is the lifeline for BSNL - First and foremost requirement for BSNL’s revival is 4G roll out and BSNL cannot afford any more delay requesting your kind intervention - <<<<Click here for letter>>>
06.05.2020  Estt. Cell of BSNL Co, New Delhi issued instructions regarding payment of leave encashment in respect of VRS-2019 optees whose Vigilance clearance is withheld.....<<<<Click here for order>>>

05.05.2020 Agenda Meeting with Shri Arvind Vadnekar, Director(HR) on 05.05.2020:

General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA  and SNEA  had detailed Agenda meeting with the DIR(HR) on various important HR issues: Sr GM(Estt), GM(SR), GM (Restg) and DGM (Pers)  were present in the meeting. PGM(Pers) joined the meeting over phone. The deadlock situation in promotion to different cadres was the main issue. The discussion took place for more than two hours on the following Agenda points submitted to the management in advance.

a) Undue delay in regular promotions to all the eligible Executives: Even though there is no financial implication, Management is not taking any initiative for regular promotions. At the same time, continuing with Look after arrangement:

From Assn side, both GSs demanded promotion on Time Bound basis as there is no visibility for promotion through any other channel due to the various Supreme Court judgments on reservation. Since Executives are already working in higher scales, we demanded promotion which is just a designation change and no financial implications involved. Management is giving LA for the Executives working in the higher scales but not giving regular promotion. The Executives are not getting the benefit of promotion. We demanded regular promotion along with the Pay scales instead of LA promotion.

At the beginning, the possibility of DPC in different cadres explored by the management and discussed various options. On JTO to SDE promotion, initially management was of the impression that once the Ernakulam case is cleared, promotion is possible. Further management assessed the status of promotion in different cadres: i) JTO(Civil/Elect/Arch) to SDE(C/E/Arch) LDCE is held up due to court case on Reservation, ii) SDE(T) to DE(T) and JAO to AO promotion made in June 2018 challenged in the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT on Reservation issue and the CAT ordered to review the promotions, declaring the promotion as PROVISIONAL, iii) AO to CAO Promotion held up due to court case on Reservation, iv) SDE(C) to EE(C) Promotion held up due to seniority issue among Diploma and Engg Degree holders. On DE (T) and AO promotions in 2018, Management is waiting for the judgement copy and the course of action is to be decided. Different options also discussed. In any case, DPC for DE and CAO is not possible before the review, Management informed that all the promotions are leading to fresh litigations. DoPT is not giving any direction regarding method of implementation of reservation or endorsing the Hon’ble Supreme Court order on reservation. DoPT asked BSNL to wait for the outcome of remaining SLPs pending in the Hon’ble Supreme Court, BSNL management informed us. In such situation, after taking various Supreme Court orders and the court cases going on into consideration, DIR(HR) come to the conclusion that in the near future, it may not be possible to give any promotion due to the reservation issue. Finally management informed us that for JTO to SDE promotion also, BSNL will not be able to decide due to the reservation issue and go for DPC even if Ernakulam judgment is coming.

When all other options closed, now Management started seriously thinking about the implementation of Time Bound functional promotion upto AGM Grade. Management informed us that they will work on it in the coming days and discussions will be held with us if required. Both GSs once again clearly told the Management that if the Management desires to give promotion, Time bound promotion is the only viable option and work for that.

b) Relaxation in Qualifying service for DGM(T) and DGM(F) promotion as the Executives are already working as DGM on LA basis:

Both GSs demanded relaxation of qualifying service of AGM and CAO for promotion to DGM(T/F). They were working on Officiating/LA basis, long time, before regular promotion in 2018 and having sufficient experience as AGM/CAO. Director also found merit in the case and want to address the huge shortage in DGM cadre. Finally it was assured that  the Management will explore the possibility for relaxation of the qualifying service for DGM(T/F) promotion by taking it to the Board.

c) Implementation of merger of Project/Maintenance Regions and TFs:

Both GSs expressed our serious concern for non implementation of the merger orders. The vehicle, staff and infra available with Project wing is underutilised. Limited staff and vehicle with the Regions are overburdened. Management informed that some Man power planning for Project/Mtce Region is going on and merger will be implemented.

On Telecom Factory, the orders are not implemented properly. So they are facing funding and other issues and the infrastructure is not getting utilised. It is assured to examine the matter by discussing with the concerned Officers.

d) Reversion of 2001 Rect JTOs passed the LDCE in 2008:

Both GSs explained the issue to the Director (HR). Management has to accept its own clarification issued at the time of LDCE 2007, then there is no issue remains, we informed  the Management. Management is of the opinion that it require some relaxations but we told them that no relaxation is required other than the one year relaxation extended to the seniors as per the RR. The Committee formed to examine the matter is asked to expedite and come out with the solution within this month.

e) Modification in DGM(T) promotions  as majority of them are worked outside the Circle and come back 3 years back:

Management agreed to consider it once the lock down is over.

Finally, Director (HR) concluded that Management is keen to give regular promotions and assured to go for the promotions in all the cadres at the earliest.

05.05.2020 We extend our Sincere thanks to CMD, BSNL, Director(HR), BSNL Board and GM(Admin), BSNL CO for issuance of instructions to all the Head of the Circles for the extension of Revalidation of BSNL MRS Medical Card for BSNL Retired employees up to 30.6.2020 or till further orders. <<<CLICK Here for orders>>>>


GS, AIBSNLEA has written a letter to the CMD BSNL on 06.4.2020 requesting for the extension of Revalidation of BSNL MRS Medical Card for BSNL Retired employees up to 30.6.2020. But BSNL CO issued order for the extension of Revalidation of BSNL MRS Medical Card only for the Retired employees of BSNL CO on 21.4.2020. On 23.4.2020, GS, AIBSNLEA discussed with the Director(HR) and GM(Admin), BSNL CO and requested to issue of instructions to all the Head of the Circles for the extension of Revalidation of BSNL MRS Medical Card for BSNL Retired employees up to 30.6.2020 or till further orders since Covid-19 spreading like any thing throughout India.

<<<GS letter 06.04.2020>>   <<<Click here for
BSNL CO orders Dtd.21.4.2020>>>

04.05.2020 Meeting with CMD BSNL Shri P.K. Purwar ji

 GS AIBSNLEA and GS SNEA  met  Shri P. K.Purwar ji, CMD/BSNL and held detailed discussions on the following issues.

a) Launching of 4G services

b) Finance Ministry approval for 8500 Cr Sovereign Guarantee bonds as  

    part  of  BSNL Revival

c) Impact of Covid 19 on BSNL business

d) Labour payment, e) Balance of Ex-Gratia payment.

04.05.2020 Meeting with Sr.GM(Estt): Today GS AIBSNLEA & GS SNEA met Sr.GM(Estt) and discussed regarding

A) To Change of Format issued to the Head of the Circles for the Sanctioned strength of Executives: We requested the Sr.GM( Estt) to calculate the Excess Sanctioned strength of Executives on the basis of the Posts become vacant due to VRS - 2019 Scheme as approved by the BSNL Board. After detailed discussion Sr.GM(Estt) assured that the excess Sanctioned Strength will be taken as the figures of vacant Posts due to VRS and mentioned that need not worry about last column of the format.

B) Immediate release of Leave Encashmet and GPF in r/o Employees whose VCs are with held: Sr.GM(Estt) mentioned that CMD BSNL today approved the release of Leave Encashment and GPF payment to those officials whose VCs are with held. He assured that the orders will be issued shortly.

C) Payment of balance amount of Ex-gratia of Ist Installment and Second Installment: Sr.GM(Estt) mentioned that the fund allotment has been received by the DoT from the Finance Ministry. But due non completion of PPO work due to COVID-19, it is delayed. However he assured that the balance amount Ist Installment and 2nd Installment will be paid before the end of June' 2020 as already assured.

03.05.2020 HATS OFF to Com.S.Baskaran, CAO(Retd.,), BSNL Thanjavur, Tamilnadu Circle and his Team for free distribution of Homeopathy Medicine Packs to the Tamilnadu State Govt. and Local Body Officers and Staff to prevent the spreading of Covid-19:
Com.S.Baskaran, who is our Asstt. Distt. Secretary and CAO(Retd.,), BSNL Thanjavur, Tamilnadu Circle, his son who is the Doctor and his Team have distributed free Homeopathy Medicine “Arsenicum Album” as recommended by the Ayush Ministry to the Officers and Staff of Thanjavur District Collector Office, Thanjavur District Superintendent of Police Office, Thanjavur Corporation Office, 46 Panchayat Offices of Thanjavur District, Primary Health Centres and to 5the staff involved in Cleaning, Sanitary work, Sweeping work in the Villages, Local bodies and Panchayat Unions. They have distributed the free Medicine packs to nearly 4000 Officers and Staff.
AIBSNLEA, CHQ whole heartedly congratulated and Salute Com.Baskaran and his Team for the noble Services rendered to the Society in the Lock down period due to Covid-19.

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01.05.2020 Secretary, GoI, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued instructions to Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs regarding COVID-2019....<<<Click here for letter>>>

01.05.2020 PRESS RELEASE- EXTENSION OF LOCKDOWN FOR A FURTHER PERIOD OF TWO WEEKS WITH EFFECT FROM MAY 4, 2020: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India (GoI) issued an Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, today, to further extend the Lockdown for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020......<<<<<Click here for Press Release>>>>

01.05.2020 Foundation day of AIBSNLEA:

Wish you all a Happy Foundation day of AIBSNLEA. AIBSNLEA was formally launched on 01.05.2004 merging of 10 DOT recognized Group-B Officers Associations and thus represents in true sense all disciplines of Executives of BSNL i.e. Telecom Engineering, Telecom Finance and Accounts, Civil/Electrical/Arch/Telecom Factory Engg wing,  Personnel staff (PA/PS/PSS), CSS staff, AD(O/L) and General Disciplines of BSNL.

 

We pledge together to strengthen AIBSNLEA to safeguard the interests of BSNL Executives and protect BSNL......... ......

AIBSNLEA Zindabad.!!!!......AIBSNLEA Zindabad.!!!!.......AIBSNLEA Zindabad.!!!!.

AIBSNLEA Wishes Happy & Prosperous

Labour Day 

to one and all

30.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for review the decision of merger of Telecom Factories with the respective Territorial Circles...<<<Click here for letter>>>
30.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding revision of sanction strength of various cadres in BSNL in the aftermath of VRS-2019 Scheme to streamline proper utilization of available strength - furnishing information's in respect of executives and non executives thereof  - <<Click here for letter>>>>

30.04.2020 Congratulations to all the retiring Comrades!

CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the comrades who are going to retire on 30.04.2020 on Superannuation, for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirement. 

 

Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, may your days be filled with Elation and Triumph.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA as well as BSNL. CHQ congratulates you on your Superannuation on 30.04.2020.

29.04.2020 DoP&T, Govt. of India issued order regarding effective use of 'Aarogayasetu' App for breaking the chain of transmission of COVID-19...<<<<Click here for order>>>
29.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding extending of Broadband Plan "5 GB CUL Rs. 501" to our executives having service connections - <<Click here for letter>>>>
28.04.2020Pers. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued order regarding look after arrangement in the grade of DGM /STS(CAO) in Telecom Finance stream of BSNL Corporate Office.....<<<Click here for letter>>>
27.04.2020DoT, New Delhi instructions regarding implementation of Income Tax Module in SAMPANN......<<<Click Here for instructions>>>

26.04.2020BSNL News in Media....

Inspired, 4 retired govt employees feed the poor.......<<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

<<<Click here for News in Paper>>>

25.04.2020Important News in Media.... Based on regression analysis, the pandemic seems to end by mid May in most of the countries. For India it’s 20th May .....<<<<Click here for detail news>>>>
Gujarat Circle has prepared a small video regarding excellent work done by BSNL staff during Covid-19 lockdown..........<<<Click here for Video>>>
<<<<<Pl. see Video prepared by Tamilnadu Circle on Steps to be taken to fight against Corona Pandemic >>
25.04.2020 Pers. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued instructions  regarding calling of option from willing CAO/AO for posting in ERP Centre, Ghaziabad......<<<<Click here for instructions>>>
21.04.2020 Sr.GM (CA & ERP), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued instructions  regarding payment of VRS dues - Left out cases.....<<<<Click here for instructions>>>
21.04.2020 AGM(Taxation), Taxation Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued order regarding calling of option for new personal taxation regime of reduced tax rates with no exemptions or deductions or setoff of loss etc. in case of individuals & HUFs as provided u/s 115 BAC of the IT Act, 1961 (applicable w.e.f. AY 2021-22) ......<<<<Click here for Order>>>
21.04.2020 Admin Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued order regarding Extension of Revalidation of BSNLMRS Medical Card for BSNL Retired Employees.....<<<Click here for Order>>>
19.04.2020 Congrats  to AIBSNLEA Kerala Circle: AIBSNLEA Kerala responded positively to the call of HDS , Hospital Development Society , Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram to the CGMT , BSNL , Kerala for arranging Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and N95 Masks urgently to empower them to fight agaist Covid-19 pandemic.

AIBSNLEA Kerala quickly transferred Rs.32500 (Thirty Two Thousand and Five Hundred) from its account to the HDS , Thiruvananthapuram for the procurement of 50 PPE&N95 Masks.

19.04.2020 PIB News/////

No proposal for reduction of pension, says Government....<<<<Click here for News>>>

18.04.2020 Esstt. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued instructions w.r.t. Operation & Maintenance and functioning of the Administrative Offices during the lockdown period w.e.f. 20.04.2020 in view of the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in India......<<<<Click here for letter>>>>
17.04.2020 BSNL issued order for revision of IDA at revised rate @ 160.7% w.e.f. 01.04.2020 for Board level & below Board level posts including Non-unionized supervisors in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) -<<<Click here for IDA revision Order>>>

15.04.2020 Advisor (Finance), DoT HQ  issued instructions regarding payment of pension for regular pension cases till March-2020....<<<Click here for letter>>>

15.04.2020 Esstt.  Cell of BSNL CO, New Delhi issued instructions regarding voluntary contribution by the Employees of BSNL in PM CARES FUND in view of the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in India.....<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

AIBSNLEA Wishes  a  very Happy Ambedkar Jayanti

14.04.2020 Pers. Cell of BSNL CO, New Delhi issued instructions regarding cancellation of relieving orders in view of COVID 19 Pandemic lockdown....<<<<Click here for order>>
14.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for Special Insurance Coverage for the BSNL employees who are maintaining essential Telecom Services throughout India against COVID-19 - <<Click here for letter>>>>
14.04.2020 Heartily Congratulations to Sh.P.K. Purwar Sir, CMD BSNL....... Director(PSA), DoT conveyed approval of ACC that additional charge of CMD MTNL is entrusted to Sh. P.K. Purwar Sir, CMD BSNL with immediate effect for a period of six months or until further order, whichever is earlier....<<<Click here for order>>>>
13.04.2020 Estt. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued order regarding declaration of Holiday on 14th April 2020- Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar. ....<<<Click here for order>>>
13.04.2020BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) Finally, BSNL 4G! State-run telecom company starts countrywide 4G rollout......<<<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

10.04.2020 BSNL Corporate office issued instructions regarding extension of clearing pending bookings for the FY 2019-20 as per details as under:-

1. PO posting for the March 2020 period stands extended till 20.04.2020.
2. SES/MIGO/MIRO posting for the March 2020 period stands extended till 22.04.2020.
3. ARV/ODN/SD Invoice Posting for the March 2020 period stands extended till 15.04.2020.....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

09.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding maintenance of Cleanliness of Office/Exchange Premises <<<Click here for letter>>>

08.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for Promotion in all Streams/Grades in BSNL on ‘Regular Basis’ instead of ‘Look After Arrangement’ from among the Executives already working in Higher Scales without any financial implications-<<<Click here for letter>>>
08.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding constraints in ERP- Bills Processing Works due to Country wide Lock down-<<Click here for letter>>>>
06.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for Extensions of BSNL MRS facility to VRS Optees up to 30.6.2020 due to COVID-19 .......<<<Click here for letter>>>
04.04.2020 DGM(Pers.-SM), BSNL CO issued instructions regarding postponement of relieving of  the executives /  officers under transfer.....<<<Click here for letter>>>>
03.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding Contribution to Prime Minister Cares Fund (PM-CARES) -<<<Click here for letter>>>   <<<Click here for reference letter no. 1>>>
02.04.2020 GS writes to Shri. Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding Payment of Ex-gratia & Leave Encashment to VRS-2019 Optees - Request for furnishing the details of payment and recoveries - <<<<Click here for letter>>>
31.03.2020 GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for retention of newly promoted DGM(T)s in their Home Circle due to the threat of COVID-19 - <<<<Click here for letter>>>

31.03.2020 Congratulations to all the retiring Comrades!

CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the comrades who are going to retire on 31.03.2020 on Superannuation, for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirement

 

Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, may your days be filled with Elation and Triumph.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA as well as BSNL. CHQ congratulates you on your Superannuation on 31.03.2020.

31.03.2020 DoP&T issued clarifications  regarding retirement of government servants on 31st March, 2020....<<<<Click here for letter>>>
30.03.2020 GS writes to Shri. P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding contribution to Prime Minister Cares Fund-<<<Click here for letter>>>
26.03.2020BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions to CGM(s) and IFAs, All Territorial and Non-Territorial Circles and DGM R&P BSNL CO regarding for Payment of VRS dues - Ex-gratia...<<<Click here for order>>>

23.03.2020BSNL  Corporate Office issued Look after arrangement in the grade of DGM in Telecom Operation Stream of BSNL Corporate Office...<<<Click here for order>>>
23.03.2020BSNL  Corporate Office issued modification Posting orders on Promotion of the executive in the grade of DGM (T) of Telecom Operation Stream purely of Adhoc basis - <<<Click here for order>>>>>
23.03.2020BSNL  Corporate Office issued instructions regarding Emergency instructions in view of COVID 19   <<<Click here for letter>>>>
23.03.2020Today morning GS met Director (HR), BSNL Board and requested to review the orders issued by the BSNL Corporate Office on 20.03.2020 in the light of the latest instructions issued by the DOP&T dated 22.3.2020 and due to the prevailing situation throughout India including NCR Delhi in view of shut down of Public Transport/Train/Metro/Sub Urban/Inter-State Trains. He further requested to take immediate steps to issue necessary revised instructions to contain the spread of COVID-19. as detailed below and handed over the letter addressed to CMD and copy to Director(HR). Director (HR) assured to issue revised instructions today. PROSPEROUS

1.BSNL CO, Circle Offices and SSA Offices (Administrative) may be closed or functioned with skeletal Staff and work at home may be allowed wherever possible an
d they should attend Office if called for, in case of any exigencies of work.

2. Wherever possible, the CSCs and bill collection centres may be maintained
with rotation of staff with all available precautions since the CSCs are real cashing gateway for BSNL survival and windows for extending essential services to common public. Remaining CSCs may be closed immediately, advising the Customers to make payment through on line temporarily. The Payment date to be extended. BSNL VPN facilities to be extended to those who are working at home for CSC.

3.The Officers and Staff working in the field may be called on duty on rotation basis and allowed to work at home. All the Officers who are permitted to work at home may be provided with BSNL VPN facilities as and when needed.

4.Melas to be suspended with immediate effect.

5. BSNL focus should be limited to maintenance of of essential services, critical Installations and critical Transmission Routes.

When we all BSNL family members are striving hard to bring back BSNL to its original pristine glory from its crisis period, we must not permit COVID-19 to deteriorate the motive of our work force. Thus extending all sort of life protection to every beloved members of BSNL shall be the prime most concern of the BSNL Management during the epidemic time.
GS also met CMD and handed over the letter addressed to CMD and requested to issue revised orders.

 
23.03.2020GS Writes to Shri. P.K.Purwar, CMD, BSNL regarding Preventive measures required to be taken to contain the spreads of COVID-19  ......<<<Click here for letter>>>
20.03.2020GS Writes to The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate office regarding  Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Accounts officer<<<Click here for letter>>
19.03.2020GS Writes to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding Non-issuance of Tenure Transfer orders in respect of Account Personnel <<<Click here for letter>>>
18.03.2020Details of discussions held between CMD BSNL and recognized Unions & Associations BSNL:   Recognized Unions & Associations of BSNL were invited for discussions by the BSNL Management today to discuss regarding restructuring plan and Revival of BSNL. CMD BSNL Sh. P.K. Purwar chaired the meeting. Com. S. Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA, Com. Bhagwan Singh, AGS(HQ), GS & President of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA participated in the meeting. Sh. Arvind Vadnerkar, Director(HR), BSNL Board and Sh. Manish Kumar, GM(Restructuring) were also participated in the meeting.  

CMD BSNL welcomed all the Leaders of BSNL recognized Unions & Associations and explained about the steps taken by BSNL Management for maximization of revenue.

Business Development

SIM Sales: CMD mentioned that there is 5% increase in SIM Sales in the month of Jan., Feb and March-2020. SIM Sales in Feb.2020 is 18.80 lakhs and in March-2020 is 20 lakhs.

Market Share of BSNL is increasing marginally.

In the BB Sector number of disconnection is very significant and CMD further mentioned that we have to arrest the disconnections of BB.

In the EB Sector revenue is increasing 8 to 10%.

Mobile & Broadband overall initially positive.

Landline:  Phase of disconnections are very less.

New Business: FTTH – 6000 OLTs integrated, due to this customer base and constant partner momentum started.    

In the rural area, exchanges having 10 lines, 15 lines and 20 lines is economically unviable. However, Hon’ble MOC assured for subsidy. In the 20,000 Rural telephone exchanges human interface is planned to be changed with the alternate technology.

He further mentioned that upto 10 Kms in the rural area localized mobile system on revenue share basis will be done with Bharat Air Fiber at a speed of more than 60 Mbps speed.

BSNL Revival Plan: CMD mentioned out of 78569 VRS Optees , 78334 VRS applications were accepted and 198 VRS optees has been expired. As on date 76929 VRS Optees have been sanctioned with Provisional Pension. As on date about 75000 cases processed for PPOs and forwarded to CCAs concerned. Out of that, 26370 PPOs were issued till date.

He appreciated the outstanding efforts taken by the BSNL management with the support of the all the Unions & Associations of BSNL for successful implementation of BSNL VRS-2019. He also conveyed the message of Hon’ble MOC that today Hon’ble MOC will appreciate the efforts and support extended by all the Unions & Associations of BSNL for the successful implementation of the BSNL VRS Plan -2019 in the Floor of the House.

Release of Leave encashment and Ex-gratia payments: CMD BSNL assured that Leave encashment payment and Ex-gratia payment will be paid on 31st March, 2020. Already 77585 VRS cases were processed for the above cited payments. Rs. 4850 crore towards Leave encashment after TDS is being processed in LIC.  Finance Ministry agreed to appropriate Rs. 5000 Crore towards the  first installment of Ex-gratia payment, however, we are the short of 1300 crore towards the payment of Ex-gratia. Hence balance amount of Ex-gratia will be paid in the first week of April, 2020.

Launching of 4G : Central Govt. made provision in the Budget FY:2020-21 towards the cost of 4G license including GST but BSNL is not in a position to take the 4G spectrum immediately due to following reasons:

1. We are having outstanding bills to be payable to the vendors M/s ZTE, M/s Nokia and M/s Erricson  to the tune of Rs. 2000 Crores.

2. M/s Nokia installed 13000 equipment’s in the Phase 8.4 has quoted 3.5 lakh for the software/hardware upgradation from 3G to 4G and 7 lakh for green field which is L-1 subject to the conditions that Rs.300 Cr has to be paid before 31.3.2020 and compensation for Foreign Exchange fluctuation whereas M/s ZTE installed  around 24,000 equipment’s has quoted 7 lakh for the software/hardware upgradation from 3G to 4G and 10 lakh  for green field which is L-2 but the conditions put forth by M/s ZTE is unrealistic. In addition to this the rates quoted by L-1 and L-2 alongwith conditions has not been approved by the BSNL Board since consensuses has not been reached.

3. If BSNL is taken 4G License immediately without procurement/upgradation of  equipment’s we have to pay license fee @Rs. 5.5 crore per day i.e. to the booked in the books of Accounts.

4. However, BSNL Management has proposed to float new Tender for the procurements of 4G equipment’s in the next week. It will take another 8 months for roll out of 4G.

Union and Association’s Leaders expressed their serious concern for the immediate launching of 4G in BSNL to attract more customers and increase the revenue.

Monetization of Assets: CMD mentioned that during the FY our Bank loan including O/s bills comes around 40,000 crore. We further required 10000 to 12000 Crore for 4G launching and Rs. 5000 Crore for OFC maintenance. BSNL is paying Rs. 4000 crore towards bank interest and we can saved Rs. 6500 towards employee cost. Roughly we required 50,000 crore for our annual expenditure but our annual revenue is around Rs. 20000 crore. Hence for the deficit BSNL is depending on Sovereign guarantee bond to the tune of Rs. 8500 crore and monetization of vacant assets.  He further mentioned that in the first week of April,2020, BSNL will get a Rs. 8500 crore Sovereign guarantee from Finance Ministry. 14 assets were identified by BSNL for monetization but DIPAM accepts only 11 assets to the commercial value of Rs. 18,200 Crore for which BSNL is expecting transactional advise within a week. Three MNCs come forward for purchase. Discussions has not been taken place due to COVID-19.

Merger of BSNL – MTNL: CMD mentioned that there is a pressure for the merger of BSNL & MTNL to be completed within six months. Union & Associations Leaders requested CMD BSNL to discuss with the recognized Unions & Associations before the implementation of  merger. CMD replied that merger of BSNL & MTNL  comes under the purview of equity structure of DIPAM, Finance Ministry & DoT. However he assured that suggestions of recognized Unions & Associations will be taken care of and forwarded to DoT.

We expressed our serious concern regarding the non maintenance of vast Telecom Network due to non availability of man power and non-implementation of outsourcing tender. CMD explained that out of 1600 clusters EOI have been opened for 1100 cluster and tender have been awarded for 280 clusters and he personally monitoring the same.  We brought to the notice of CMD, the problems faced by field unit executives for attending the faults in the Primary cables due to non-availability of man power in the post VRS scenario.  We further requested Primary cables maintenance has to be outsourced along with the secondary cable mtce. and also requested to relax the tender conditions and powers has to be delegated to CGMs to utilize the existing staff of BSNL who are having rich experience in attending the faults to participate in the tender.

CMD replied that he was aware of the situation and it will be reviewed shortly.  He further mentioned that due to the non-implementation of the tender in all the clusters more funds has been allotted to all the Circles to meet out the monthly mtce. expenditure and so as to maintain the Telecom Network fault free. We expressed our serious concern against the non implementation of outsourcing tender in CSCs. CMD appreciated our concern and assured to look into.  We requested CMD to issue necessary instructions to the CGMs to provide hand sanitizer in all the CSCs due to COVID-19. CMD agreed to issue instructions.

We requested CMD to fix the time line for the monthly salary disbursement since the net salary from Feb., 2020 onwards comes around Rs. 360 crore only. CMD assured that salary disbursement will be streamlined within two months and Feb., 2020 salary will be paid in last week of March-2020.

Due to paucity of time Man, Power/ Restructuring Plan and other important items could not be discussed. CMD BSNL assured that the meeting will be continued either 19.03.2020 or 20.03.2020. Finally CMD told that we are on the right track and we have to expect the outcome and assured that concerns of Unions & Associations will be taken care of. Finally all the Union/Association Leaders thanked CMD BSNL and Director(HR), BSNL Board for the detailed discussions. The meeting lasted for the two hours.   

17.03.2020BSNL Corporate office issued instructions regarding 

(a) Details of booking for leave Encashment (Paid or payable) during the financial year 2019-2020<<<Click here for letter>>>

(b) Details of booking for gratuity (Paid or payable) to directly recruited employees of BSNL during the financial year  2019-20 up to 31.3.2020<<<Click here for letter>>>

(c) Monetization of BSNL land parcels through DIPAM in Phase-2<<<Click here for letter>>>

13.03.2020Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board: GS and AGS along with CS HP & Rajasthan Circle and CP Rajasthan Circle met Director (HR) BSNL Board today and discussed regarding:

(1) DGM(T) Ad-hoc to DGM(T) Regular: We requested to consider DGM(T) Ad-hoc to DGM(T) Regular promotions as they are working as DGM Ad-hoc since last Four Years and the services of these Senior Officers as Head of the SSAs with Statutory Powers are very much essential in the Post VRS Scenario in BSNL. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.

(2) CAO to DGM (Fin) Promotion: Considering the huge vacuum created in the DGM (Fin) Cadre in BSNL Corporate Office as well as various Circles, the vacant DGM (Fin) posts are to be filled up on immediate basis so as to maintain efficiently the Administrative Offices as well as the TR Units. As on date only 28 DGM (Fin) are working through out India in BSNL and most of the Circles/SSAs are not having regular IFA. In view of the Post VRS Scenario, we requested the Director (HR) to fill up all the vacant DGM (Fin) Posts on promotion by relaxing the eligibility conditions on One Time Measure. Director (HR) after detailed discussion, assured to consider the same in the interest of BSNL.

(3) Promotion from EE (Civil) to SE (Civil) and EE (Elect) to SE (Elect): We requested for early conduct of CPCs to fill up the vacant posts of EE (Civil) to SE (Civil) and EE (Elect) to SE (Elect). Director (HR) mentioned that the CPCs are under process and promotion orders will be issued shortly.

(4) JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotions: We requested for early conduct of CPCs to fill up the 12450 vacant SDEs posts as 1999 batch promoted JTOs are waiting for their first promotion since more than 20 years and 2001 batch DR JTOs are also waiting for their first promotion for more than 18 years. Director (HR) mentioned that the BSNL Administration sought legal opinion from ASG due to Review Petition against Contempt Case in Hon’ble High Court Kerala. However he assured that after receipt of the Legal Opinion, the CPC will be initiated.

(5) Conduct of CPCs to fill up vacant posts in the Cadre of EE/DE/AGM(Civil/Elect/TF/Arch), SDE(Civil/Elect/TF/Arch), PS/PPS/CSS etc: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Cadres, the vacant posts are to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Services in an efficient manner. Director (HR) mentioned that on finalization of BSNL Restructuring Plan, CPCs will be initiated to fill up the vacant posts.

(6) Conduct of CPCs to fill up the vacant posts in the Cadre of DE/CAO: We requested to fill up the vacant posts of DE and CAO by relaxing the eligibility conditions on One Time Measure so as to maintain the Telecom Network fault free and run the Admin. offices in an efficient manner. Director (HR) mentioned that due to the cases pending at Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, BSNL Management is not in a position to initiate the CPCs, however BSNL have got the favourable order from the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana for the early disposal of the case in the next hearing.

(7) Casting of SDE seniority list No.9 for DE(T ) Promotions: We requested for early issuance of list No 9 of SDE Seniority list. In this regard, we appraised Director (HR) regarding our earlier discussions as per the judgment dated 25.08.2009 pronounced by the Honble CAT Chandigarh and upheld by the Honble High Court of Punjab and Haryana as well as by the Apex Court (3 Judges Bench) on the basis of date of joining i.e., in respect of SDEs promoted up to 28.08.2015; the provisional Seniority should be prepared on the basis of the above mentioned Judgements. Director (HR) mentioned that he has instructed the PGM (Pers.) to obtain the Legal Opinion in this regard at earliest.

(8) Review the decision for reversion of SDEs to JTOs:- We requested Director(HR) to review the decision for reversion of about 30 SDEs of 2001 DR JTO batch promoted through LDCE 2007 passed and not to oppose the Review Petition filed in the Hon’ble Madras High Court against the reversion of SDE(T). We recall the discussions had with Director (HR) several times for the past two months in this regard and requested for early decision. Director (HR) mentioned that the case has been discussed with Legal Team in detail and assured that BSNL Management will take a decision with in a week to give relaxation to the affected SDEs.

(9) Review the decision of CVO for withholding the VC:- We requested that the orders issued by the CVO vide letter dated 13.12.2019 regarding withholding the VCs of retirees against whom Personal Court Case (other than Departmental) is to be withdrawn since the order is violating the existing DOP&PW instructions and we recalled the earlier discussions held with Director (HR) in this regard and assurance given to clear the VCs on receipt of clarification from DOT. Director (HR) immediately discussed the matter with the DDG (Estt.) DoT and requested to issue the clarification in this regard at the earliest. DDG (Estt.) DoT assured to issue the clarification in next week.

(10) Implementation of E-5 to E-6 IDA Pay Scale to DGM (Regular): We appraised Director (HR) that few Senior Executives (DGMs- regular) have not get TBU from E5 to E6 IDA Pay Scale under EPP and they have stagnated in E5 Scale since more than 9 years and some of them have been retired also but their juniors are getting E6 Scale. We further pleaded that early decision in this regard has to be taken by the BSNL Management to avoid any Litigation. Director (HR) mentioned that the matter will be looked into.

(11)  Grant of relaxation in Marks to the Candidates appeared in JTO LICE held on 26.05.2019 for Vacancy Year 2017-18:  We requested to consider relaxation in marks in respect of JTO LICE held on 26.05.2019 due to 22 out of Syllabus Questions resulting in poor Pass percentage and  render justice to the affected Candidates. Director (HR) mentioned that as per the Committee recommendations the grace marks has been already given. We pleaded that for ten ambiguity questions no grace marks were given but in the total marks the marks pertains to ten ambiguity question has been deducted, which is against Natural Justice. We further mentioned that more than 7000 departmental quota JTOs posts, which is the feeder cadre, are vacant in BSNL and in the Post VRS Scenario we are badly in need of JTOs to maintain the BSNL Vast Telecom Network fault free. After detailed discussion, Director (HR) assured that the Management will consider for the relaxation in the marks wherever justified.

(12) Consideration of request transfers/retention/modification as well as Tenure transfers in the Cadre of DGM(T)/SDE/AO:- We requested Director (HR) to consider the request transfers/Tenure transfer and retention/modification of transfer orders in the Cadre of DGM (T)/SDE/AO. After detailed discussion, Director (HR) assured to consider the same.  

(13) Corrections to be made in the PPOs issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of the Director (HR) about the entries made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of Rule 37A of CCS Pension Rules 1972 and the detailed discussion had with the Member (Finance) and the CMD BSNL on 27.02.2020. Director (HR) mentioned that all the issues related to PPOs along with the representations received from the Associations and Unions are being forwarded to DoT for further action.

Director (HR) appreciated our concern and assured that HR Team will put best efforts to resolve all these issues in positive direction. We thanked Director (HR) for giving patient hearing and positive response on all these burning issues related to the Executives of BSNL. The meeting lasted for more than One Hour.

13.03.2020 BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding Verification of Leave encashment, Leave data and Last pay drawn in respect of VRS optees.                          <<<<Click here for letter>>>

13.03.2020 BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding Generation of long stay list [SDE(T)/AGM(T)/DGM(T)] from ERP SAP, wherein it was stated that all the Executives may check their Present Grade/ Present Substantive Grade and Career History details in ERP.                          <<<<Click here for letter>>>

12.03.2020BSNL Management invited recognized Unions and Associations for discussion  regarding implementation status of revival plan and organizational restructuring Post VRS scenario in BSNL.

The Meeting is scheduled to be held on 18.03.2020 under the Chairmanship of  CMD, BSNL

<<<<Click here for letter>>>

12.03.2020Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO: GS along with CS HP Circle and CS & CP Raj Circle met PGM (Pers.) CO BSNL today and discussed regarding:

(1) Consideration of request transfers/retention/modification of transfer orders in the Cadre of DGM(T)/SDE/AO:- We requested PGM (Pers.) to consider the request transfers/retention/modification of transfer orders in the Cadre of DGM (T)/SDE/AO. After detailed discussion, PGM (Pers.) assured to consider the same.

(2) Extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch: We appraised PGM (Pers.) regarding the discussion had with the Director (Finance) for the issue of amendment to BSNL CO letter No: 7-4/2010-SEA-BSNL(Pt-I) Dated 24.07.2015 regarding the extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch as in the case of JAOs 40% quota (Deptl.) of the same batch. PGM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(3) Casting of SDE seniority list No.9 for DE(T ) Promotions: We requested for the early issuance of list No 9 of SDE Seniority list. In this regard, we appraised PGM (Pers.) regarding our earlier discussions and suggestions prepared as per the judgment pronounced by Honble CAT Chandigarh, dated 25.08.2009, upheld by the Honble High Court of Punjab and Haryana and also by the Apex Court (3 Judges Bench) on the basis of date of joining i.e., in respect of SDEs promoted up to 28.08.2015 that the provisional Seniority should be prepared on the basis of the above mentioned Judgements. PGM (Pers.) informed that the case has been sent to Legal Cell for obtaining Legal Opinion.

(4) Issuance of immediate promotions for all the disciplines in view of VRS-2019: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Cadres, the vacant posts are to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Network fault free. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately for the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending by relaxing the eligibility conditions as one time measure, wherever required. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Pay Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. PGM (Pers.) after detailed discussion confirmed that the Management is evolving the Policy to fill up all the vacant posts in all the Cadres so as to maintain the Telecom Services fault free as well as the Administrative Offices.

12.03.2020Meeting with CGM (BW)/GM (SR) BSNL CO: GS and AGS along with CS HP Circle and CS & CP Raj Circle met CGM (BW)/GM (SR) CO BSNL today and discussed regarding:

Renting out of vacant building spaces in various Circles by accommodating the BSNL offices in the non-prime locations. CGM (BW) informed that our annual target for renting out vacant Building space is Rs.1000 cr. We have notified the vacant spaces on the basis of the feedback already received from all the Circles and the Powers have been delegated to CGMs/PGMs in this regard. CGM (BW) sought the fullest co-operation from the Associations and Unions to achieve the targets for increasing the desired revenue. He further mentioned that the details of the vacant Building spaces received from the Circles so far are being uploaded in the Google sheet. Associations/Unions will also see the same and if any left out vacant location is there in any Circle, the same may be brought to the Notice of CGM (BW).

11.03.2020GS, AGS, Auditor/CHQ and CS HP Circle welcomed & congratulated Shri Sushil Kumar Mishra ji  on assuming the High Office of Director (CM) BSNL Board, New Delhi and Presented with the Bouquet.

We had a informal discussion on the following points:

* To analyze per BTS Revenue Vs Expenditure SSA wise and leased sites having expenditure more than Rs.45000/- p.m. to be reviewed.

*  BSNL has to ensure 99% Up time of BTS so as to increase the revenue.

* Tariff of CUG Plan is to be reviewed since tariff is getting increased for all the customers of other TSPs.

*  Sales and Marketing Wing is to be strengthened in Rural Areas also.

Director (CM) appreciated our concern and assured to look into the matter.

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A HAPPY, Colourful, Safe & Prosperous

Holi-2020

To One & All

03.03.2020 GS writes to The PGM(Pers.) regarding  Request for cancellation and retention in the cadre of SDE (Arch.) <<<<Click here for letter>>>

03.03.2020 GS writes to

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

 

(ii) The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding request for Transfer / Posting / re-allotment / retention in the cadre of DGM (T) .....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

 

(iii) The PGM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate office regarding representation received from Shri J. Ganesh Patnaik, PS to GM (NWO & NWP) CM Andhra Pradesh Circle regarding arranging CPC for promotion to the cadre of PPS.....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

29.02.2020Hearty Congratulations! BSNL CO issued Promotion and Posting orders of the Executives in the Grade of DGM(T) of Telecom Operation Stream on Purely Adhoc basis for the left out 31 number of AGM Level Executives <<<Click here for order>>>

28.02.2020 Congratulations to all the retiring Comrades!

CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the comrades who are going to retire on 28/29.02.2020 on Superannuation, for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirementSenior Comrade Shashidhar K.Hiremath, DGM and  Our AGS(Enginerring) is also going to retire on   Superannuation on 29.02.2020.

Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, may your days be filled with Elation and Triumph.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA as well as BSNL. CHQ congratulates you on your Superannuation on 28/29.02.2020. 

27.02.2020 GS writes to Shri Anshu Prakash, IAS Secretary (Telecom) and Chairman

DCC,   DoT, Sanchar Bhawan regarding request  allotment of USO Fund Projects to BSNL on Nomination Basis and to give a chance to BSNL to fulfill the dream of Hon’ble Prime Minister for the New India. <<< Click here for letter>>>

27.02.2020 Meeting with Member (Finance), DCC, DoT:

Today GS, AGS and Auditor/CHQ met Member (Fin), DCC, DoT and discussed regarding:

(1) Corrections to be made in the PPOs issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of Member (Fin) about the entries made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of CCS Pension Rules 1972. We handed over the copy of one PPO and letter addressed in this regard to the Member (Finance). Member (Finance) explained that the Pension for the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees will be regulated and Sanctioned as per Rule-37A, CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 and the Union Cabinet approved the BSNL VRS-2019 Scheme as per CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 only. We informed the Member (Finance) that there is a doubt and fear among the BSNL VRS-2019 retirees that “Whether BSNL VRS Optees, who are the Absorbed employees from DoT to BSNL, will get their Pension revised and other benefits as per the Sub rule (8) Rule 37-A of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972” and we brought to the notice of the Member (Finance) about the clarification sought by AIBSNLEA vide Letter dated 14.11.2019 in this regard. Member (Finance) mentioned that all the Pensionary and other benefits will be regulated as per the Sub Rule (8) Rule 37-A of CCS(Pension) Rules 1972 and assured that clarification will be issued in this regard.

(2) Immediate disbursement of GPF final Settlement and disbursement of First instalment of Ex-Gratia amount: Member (Finance) mentioned that he is personally monitoring the GPF Final Payment disbursed by the CCAs and all the Officers and Staff of CCA units  are geared up to disburse the GPF Final settlement immediately and 80% GPF Final Payments are settled till date. Regarding First instalment of Ex-Gratia payment, Member (Finance) mentioned that DoT is trying their best efforts to make the payment before 31st March 2020.

(3) Release of Sovereign Guarantee by the Finance Ministry to BSNL: Member (Finance) mentioned that DoT Officers are discussing with the Ministry of Finance for the early issuance of Sovereign Guarantee to BSNL. He further mentioned that BSNL should now concentrate to evolve the Strategies to increase its Revenue.

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27.02.2020 Meeting with CMD, BSNL:

Today GS, AGS and Auditor/CHQ met CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding:

(1) Corrections to be made in the PPOs issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of the CMD, BSNL about the entires made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of CCS Pension Rules 1972. We handed over the copy of the PPO and letter addressed in this regard to the CMD BSNL. CMD mentioned that he has already discussed the issue with the Member (Finance), DCC, DoT and it was assured by the Member (Finance) that the Pension for the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees will be regulated and Sanctioned as per Rule.37.A CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 since the Union Cabinet approved the BSNL VRS-2019 Scheme as per CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 only. We informed the CMD that there is a doubt and fear among the BSNL VRS-2019 retirees that “Whether BSNL VRS Optees, who are the Absorbed employees from DoT to BSNL, will get their Pension revised and other benefits as per the Sub rule (8) Rule 37-A of CCS(Pension) Rules 1972” and we brought to the notice of the CMD about the clarification sought by AIBSNLEA vide Letter dated 14.11.2019 in this regard. We further mentioned that no clarification has been issued for the Pension related issues raised in the letter by AIBSNLEA. After detailed discussion CMD assured to forward our letter to DoT for further clarification in this regard..

(2) Fixing the Time Line for Monthly Salary disbursement: We requested the CMD to fix the time line for the disbursement of monthly salary in the last date of the concerned month since the net Salary expenditure from the month of February, 2020 estimated around 350 Cr and BSNL can very well manage net Salary monthly expenditure from the monthly collection of around Rs.1300 Cr. CMD assured to consider the issue after the February, 2020 Salary disbursement.

(3)Formation of Quality Circle in BA, Circle & BSNL CO:  We suggested that Quality Circle to be formed in BA, Circle & BSNL CO with the Officers from the Management side and the Associations and Unions representatives as members to review and monitoring the monthly/Quarterly revenue, Developmental activities, Revenue Assurance, Revenue Leakage and Faults etc., so as to maximise the Revenue for the better financial health of BSNL. CMD appreciated our concern in this regard and assured to look in to the matter.

27.02.2020 Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL Board:

Today GS, AGS and Auditor/CHQ met Director (Finance) and discussed regarding:

(1) Disbursement of Salary for the Month of January, 2020,  Non-remittance of Society recoveries made from the salaries and Non-remittance of GPF recoveries made from the salaries of the working employees from the month of May,2019 onwards: We expressed our serious concern regarding the non-disbursement of Salary for the month of January, 2020 and Non-remittance of Society recoveries made from the salaries of VRS Optees and Non-remittance of GPF recoveries made from the salaries of the working employees since last 9 months. Director (Finance) informed that BSNL Management released the payments in respect of MOU Bank Loan in respect of all the employees, Bank Interest, Capital and Maintenance exp. including Contract Labour payments from the Bank Loan obtained and from the daily collections. He further mentioned that our priority is remittance of Society recoveries made from the salaries of VRS Optees , January, 2020 Salary and remittance of GPF recoveries made from the salaries of the working employees. He further assured that January, 2020 Salary will be paid in the next week from the daily collections.

(2) Correction in the PPO issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of Director (Fin) about the entires made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS -2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of CCS Pension Rules 1972. We handed over the copy of the PPO and letter addressed in this regard to the Director (Finance). Director (Finance) explained that the Pension for the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees will be regulated and Sanctioned as per Rule.37.A CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 and the Union Cabinet approved the BSNL VRS-2019 Scheme as per CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 only. However he assured to take up the issue with the Member(Finance), DCC, DoT

(3)   Extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch: GS handed over the letter to the Director(Finance) regarding request to issue amendment to BSNL CO letter No: 7-4/2010-SEA-BSNL(Pt-I) Dated 24.07.2015 regarding the extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch as in the case of JAOs 40% quota (Deptl.) of the same batch. GS appraised the issue in detail to Director (Finance). After detailed discussion Director (Finance) assured to look into the matter.

(4)Immediate promotions to all the Grades and Streams considering the post VRS Scenario: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Grades in many places to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Vast Network fault free. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately to the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. We strongly oppose any local Look-after arrangements instead of Regular Promotions. Director (Fin.) mentioned that he will discuss the issue with the CMD BSNL and the Director (HR) and appropriate action will be taken soon.

(5) Fixing the Time Line for Monthly Salary disbursement: We requested the Director(Finance) to fix the time line for the disbursement of monthly salary in the last date of the concerned month since the net Salary expenditure from the month of February, 2020 estimated around 350 Cr and BSNL can very well manage net Salary monthly expenditure from the monthly collection of around Rs.1300 Cr. Director(Fin) assured to consider the issue after the February, 2020 Salary disbursement.

27.02.2020 GS writes to Shri Anshu Prakash, IAS Secretary (Telecom) and Chairman DCC,   DoT, Sanchar Bhawan regarding request  Request for correction in the Pension Payment Order issued to the BSNLVRS -2019 Retirees << Click here for letter>>>

26.02.2020 GS writes to

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

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

(a) Request for Transfer / Posting / re-allotment / application for transfer / posting /Cancellation /Retention in the cadre of JAO.

(b) Representation received from Shri Debasish Das, DGM CM(L/A), HR No. 198602896 CTD Circle regarding Requirement of APARs and promotion to DGMT(Adhoc).

(c) Representation received from Shri P. Nancharaiah DGM(L/A) HR No. 198304215, Andhra Pradesh Circle regarding his name is not DGM(T)  promotion List

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26.02.2020BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding reversion from Accounts officer to parent Cadre i.e. Stenographer Group-III<< Click here for letter>>>