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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

Messages from CMD, BSNL and Director (HR), BSNL Board on retirement of Shri Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA on 30.11.2017:

<<<<Click  here for the message of CMD, BSNL and reciprocal message from GS, AIBSNLEA >>>>

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30.04.2018  Media News:

Airtel, Jio rival is ringing: Nod to BSNL's 4G launch on 2100 Mhz band soon - https://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/governments-nod-for-2100-mhz-band-spectrum-for-bsnls-4g-launch-soon/63966951

30.04.2018  REPORT ON 6TH CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF AIBSNLEA, NE-II CIRCLE HELD ON 30.04.2018

6th Circle Conference of NE-II Circle was held at CGM Office, Dimapur on 30.04.2018. the meeting was presided by circle President Com. Sukhaisima. Due to death of near relative, Circle Secretary Com. Hoctosima was unable to attend on behalf of him President has submitted the CS report.

 

On behalf of CHQ Com. Sivakumar, President CHQ and Com. Prasun Kr. Mukhopadhyay, OS (East), CHQ attended the conference, due to some urgent need GS was unable to attend the Circle conference.

 

Firstly the CHQ office bearers were felicitated with flower bouquet and traditional Nagaland bag and Sasch. Representative of different Unions like BSNLEU, NFTE, SEWA greeted the conference. About 6 executives took part in the delegate session.

 

Com. Prasun Kr. Mukhopadhyay, OS (E) in his address elaborated the condition of 3rd PRC and the glorious role taken by our GS in the Delhi March and Minister meeting,  E2-E3 pay scale of JTO/SDEs and our role, Tower company formation, Tenure transfer cases in NE-II and special recruitment for NE-II Circle etc.

 

Com. Sivakumar, President elaborated about cadre hierarchy, all CPCs of Engineering and Accounts cadre, 4G allocation and explained about role of other associations regarding DRs and our positive role under the leadership of Com. Prahlad Rai. He also elaborated about the present financial condition of BSNL and survival of BSNL.

 

The demands of NE-II circle was taken as resolution from the meeting –

1) Special recruitment of JTO/JAOs for NE-II circle.

2) As NE-II is a separate circle, separate DoT Cell (CCA office) should be started at Dimapur as the existing office is shifted to Shillong.

 

In the last Com. Hoctosima, DE; Com. Sukhaisima, AO and Com. Tuten Dey, JAO were unanimously elected as the President, Circle Secretary and Circle Financial Secretary of NE-II circle respectively.

The meeting ended with the slogan “AIBSNLEA ZINDABAD, WORKER'S UNITY ZINDABAD”.

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

30.04.2018  Retirement of Executives on Superannuation in BSNL:

AIBSNLEA CHQ extends best wishes for all the BSNL employees and particularly AIBSNLEA members who have retired today on superannuation, for a happy and prosperous retired life. AIBSNLEA extends its gratitude and thanks you all for your dedication towards the growth of BSNL.

27.04.2018  Felicitation of Shri T.C. Jain, CAO and the FS-CHQ on his retirement on superannuation:

CHQ Office Bearers stationed at New Delhi met today in the AIBSNLEA CHQ office during the lunch hours and felicitated Shri T.C. Jain, FS-CHQ and the CAO, BSNL Corporate Office on the coming retirement on the superannuation on 30.04.2018. Shri Jain was felicitated with a bouquet, Shawl and a memento. All the office bearers expressed their gratitude to the services rendered by Shri T.C. Jain and assured him full cooperation in the days to come after retirement..

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25.04.2018  Judgment of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India with regard to the seniority of 270 LDCE quota SDEs:

Hon'ble Supreme Court has given its judgment in the Civil Appeal No. C.A. No. 3149 of 2009, K. Vishwanathan & Ors. Vs. Government of India & Ors. against the judgment and order dated 02.04.2008 of High Court of Madras passed in Writ Petition No. 22087 of 2001.

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

Similarly placed candidate may file OA in respective CATs for getting same relief.

25.04.2018  Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh decision on catch up Rule:

Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh in an OA No. 060/00440/2018 delivered its judgment on 17.04.2018 disposed of the OA with the direction to the competent authority amongst the respondents to consider and decide the indicated representations, keeping in view the ratio of law laid down by Hon'ble Apex Court in case of B.K. Pavitra & Ors. versus Union of India & Ors. [2017] 4 SCC 620, by passing a speaking & reasoned order and in accordance with law, before making any promotion to the post of CAO.

<<<<Click here for operative portion of the order >>>>

25.04.2018  Extension of without voucher facility to retired employees:

AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA's consistent efforts yielded results in getting released the order for extension of without voucher facility to retired employees and head of circles have been directed to release two instalments for the 3rd and 4th quarters.

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

25.04.2018  GS writes:

1. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding our concern on reduction in the eligibility criterion for the Out Door medical treatments - amendments in the BSNL MRS facility.

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

2. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding education qualification for promotion to the grade of EE (C/E) in BSNL.

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

24.04.2018  Meeting with the representatives of Union/Association to discuss their suggestions on curtailment of wasteful expenditure in BSNL.

BSNL Corporate Office has called a meeting with the representatives of the major Union/Association to discuss their suggestions on curtailment of wasteful expenditure in BSNL on the Wednesday, the 9th May 2018 at 15.00 Hrs.

All the CHQ Office Bearers/Circle/District Secretaries are requested to give their feedback/suggestions in this regard to the CHQ at the earliest so that these may be submitted and discussed in the meeting.

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

24.04.2018  Meeting with CMD BSNL: GS, President AGS (HQ), AGS (Finance) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding.
a) Diversion of SAG / HAG level posts of Telecom Wing from BSNL to DoT.
We expressed our serious concern against diversion of SAG & HAG level posts of Telecom Wing of BSNL which are being diverted to DoT as per the judgment of Hon'ble CAT Hyderabad and Hon'ble High Court Hyderabad. CMD BSNL assured to look into the matter.
b) Implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL.
We requested CMD BSNL to use his good office in DoT for the implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL with 15% fitment benefits. CMD BSNL assured to discuss the matter with Hon'ble MOSC&IT & Secretary (T) for early sending the cabinet note to Union Cabinet to get relaxed the affordability clause of 3rd PRC as suggested by DPE.
c) Implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgement on TES Group-B officers seniority.
We requested CMD BSNL for early implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court judgement on TES Group-B officers seniority CMD BSNL assured to discuss the matter with Dir(HR) for an early action in this regard.
d) ) Holding of CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-B and Group-A equivalent posts.
We requested CMD BSNL to direct the Pers. Cell for conduction of the CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-B & Group-A posts. CMD BSNL mentioned that he has already directed GM(Pers) to process the CPCs and if required the proposal may be put up to BSNL MC for consideration.
e) Medical reimbursement to BSNL pensioners and no reduction in no. of days.
We requested CMD BSNL for issuing necessary order for the reimbursement of medical bills through cash ot voucher to BSNL pensioners and requested not to reduce the no. of days from 23 to 15 it will put BSNL employees and pensioners in hardship. CMD BSNL mentioned that Dir (HR) is already cease with this issue and shortly necessary orders will be issued.

24.04.2018  Meeting with Dir(HR) BSNL Board:- GS, President met Dir (HR) and discussed regarding.
a) Holding of CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-B and Group-A equivalent posts.
We requested Dir (HR) to take early necessary steps to conduct CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-B & Group-A posts. Dir (HR) mentioned that matter is under consideration and tomorrow the issue will be discussed in the management committee of BSNL board for further necessary actions.
b) Implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL.
We requested Dir(HR) to use her good office in DoT for the implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL with 15% fitment benefits. Dir (HR) assured to look into the matter and advised to meet with Secretary (T) for further necessary action.
c) Implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgement on TES Group-B officers seniority.
We requested Dir(HR) for early implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court judgement on TES Group-B officers seniority Dir (HR) mentioned that matter is under active consideration and shortly necessary orders will be issued.
d) Unjustified transfers of Executives on look after arrangements in Maharastra Circle.
We expressed our serious concern against the unjustified transfer orders of the Executives in Maharastra Circle on looking after arrangements. No volunteers were called by the circle and arbitrarily transferred the unwilling Executives to distant stations on look after arrangements. Dir (HR) immediately spoke with GM(F) Maharastra Circle and called the report. She also directed that as per the policy of BSNL CO the look after arrangement should be made by the Circles.
e) ) Medical reimbursement to BSNL pensioners and no reduction in no. of days. We requested Dir (HR) for issuing necessary order for the reimbursement of medical bills through cash or voucher to BSNL pensioners and requested not to reduce the no. of days from 23 to 15 it will put BSNL employees and pensioners in hardship. Dir (HR) immediately called the PGM(Admn) and GM(Budget) and took up them to CMD BSNL for early decision in this regard. After the meeting with CMD BSNL, PGM(Admn.) informed that an order w.r.t. medical reimbursement through cash to BSNL pensioners for two quarters Sept2017 to March-2018 will be issued by tomorrow and regarding reduction in the no. of days matter is under consideration as per the advice given by GM(Banking) in view of the sharp revenue dip in BSNL.
24.04.2018  Meeting with Sr. GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office:

GS and President met Sr. GM (FP) and discussed:

A Consideration of modification/cancellation of transfer orders in the cadre of DGM (F) and AOs. We requested for consideration of modification/cancellation of some genuine cases on medical grounds in the cadre of DGM (F) and AOs. After detailed discussions, she assured to look into the matter.

B Consideration of tenure / request transfers in the cadre of DGM (F) and AOs. We requested for consideration of tenure / request transfers in the cadre of DGM (F) and AOs. Sr. GM (FP) assured to look into the matter.

C Status of DGM (F) Adhoc to Regular promotions: Sr. GM (FP) mentioned that the APAR has been called for. After the receipt of the same the CPC proceedings will be initiated.

D Status of CAO (F) to DGM (Adhoc) promotions: Sr. GM (FP) informed that approval from the competent authority is awaited.

24.04.2018  Meeting with PGM(Admn) BSNL CO:- GS, President AGS (Finance) and GS, FS AIRBSNLEWA met PGM(Admn.) and discussed regarding issuance of necessary order w.r.t. BSNL Pensioners Medical payment in cash and based on Vouchers. PGM(Admn.) mentioned that after inaugural function of your association office Dir(HR) immediately convene the meeting of all the concern officers and discussed all the issues raised in your meeting, particularly issuance of necessary orders regarding medical reimbursement through cash or vouchers, immediate renovation of IR (Hall) and other issues. He mentioned that matter is under process and shortly necessary orders regarding medical reimbursement to BSNL pensioners will be issued and the IR Hall renovation work has been allotted to the Civil and Electrical Wings. He assured an early action.
Providing necessary furniture in our new CHQ office. PGM(Admn) assured to provide furniture at the earliest.

24.04.2018  Decisions of the meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held on 24.04.2018:

A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) was held today the 24.04.2018. Com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, presided over. Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, BSNL MS, BSNL ATM and BSNL OA, participated.

 

The meeting reviewed the March to Raj Bhawan programme, that was held on 19.04.2018. It is noted that, the programme could not be conducted in many circles, due to denial of permission for the same. The meeting also reviewed the progress in the Pay Revision issue. After detailed discussion, the following decisions are taken:-

 

(1)   It is decided that street corner meetings are to be conducted throughout the country, from 07th to 11th May, 2018, against formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company and against the anti-BSNL policies of the government.

(2)   It is decided that on the last day of the above campaign, that is on 11th May, 2018, massive demonstrations are to be conducted throughout the country, and fax messages are to be given to the Prime Minister against formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company.

(3)   On the issue of wage revision, it is noted that the DPE has replied to the DoT, stating that the pay revision issue could be taken for the approval of the Cabinet. In this regard it is decided that, immediate meetings should be sought with the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications and the Secretary, DoT, to discuss the issues of wage revision, pension revision and pension contribution.

(4)   As regards holding a National Convention against formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company, the last meeting decided that the same could be held on 09th or 10th May, 2018. The issue was discussed in today's meeting. In view of the campaign programme to be conducted against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company from 07th to 11th May, 2018, it is decided to defer the date of this Convention. The exact date of holding the convention will be decided in the next meeting of the AUAB.

The next meeting of the AUAB will be held at 11:30 hrs on 08th May, 2018, in AIBSNLEA's office at Eastern Court. 

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24.04.2018  GS writes to:

(1) The Director (HR), BSNL Board Regarding:

(a) Consideration of Retention/Re allotment/Request transfer cases in the cadre of DGM (F) and AOs

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23.04.2018  Report on the CEC of BSNL CO Circle New Delhi:

CEC meeting of BSNL Corporate Office Circle was conducted today during lunch hours in the recently allotted AIBSNLEA CHQ office. All the CHQ office bearers stationed at New Delhi attended and addressed the meeting. Comrade T.C. Jain, FS CHQ and the CAO (L/A), BSNL CO was felicitated on his coming retirement on superannuation on 30.04.2018.   

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20.04.2018  Inauguration of AIBSNLEA CHQ Office in BSNL Corporate Office:

Today morning at 11.30 Hrs, Smt. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board inaugurated the AIBSNLEA CHQ Office at Room No. 19, IR Hall, Eastern Court, BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi amidst rituals. GM (SR) and OSD to Director (HR) were present as the Guests of Honour. Besides these, General Secretaries and Presidents of sister Unions and Associations also attended as special guests namely Shri M.K. Bagchi, Convenor, United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations, Shri A.K. Kaushik, GS, TEAM, MTNL, Shri Mage Ram, President United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations, Shri K. Satyanarayana, Ex. CHQ President, Shri G.R. Sharma, Ex. AGS (Finance), Shri C. Singh, General secretary, NFTE (BSNL), Shri Islam Ahmed, President, NFTE (BSNL), Shri R.S. Chauhan, Circle Secretary, BSNL EU, NTR Delhi Circle, Shri K. Sebestin, General Secretary, SNEA, Shri A. Khan, President, SNEA, Shri Ravi Shil Verma, General Secretary, AIGETOA, Shri B.C. Pathak, FS, FNTO (BSNL), Shri Anil Tiwari, General Secretary, TOA BSNL (BMS) Shri Suresh Kumar, General Secretary, BSNL MS. Shri Kishan Singh, General Secretary, AIRBSNLEWA, Shri Darbara Singh, Circle Secretary, Haryana Circle AIBSNLEA, Shri M.K. Marodia, Circle Secretary, Rajasthan Circle AIBSNLEA, Shri P.D. Sharma, Circle Secretary, Delhi Circle AIBSNLEA and Shri V.P. Singh, Circle Secretary, BSNL Corporate Office Circle AIBSNLEA.

 

After the formal inauguration, Hon'ble Chief Guest was felicitated by presenting bouquet and shawl. All the Guests of Honour and Special Guests were welcomed by presenting bouquet by our CHQ and Circle Office Bearers. Comrade S. Sivakumar, President welcomed all the dignitaries and thanked to Director (HR) and BSNL Management for allotting the office accommodation to AIBSNLEA CHQ. Comrade GS in his welcome address extended sincere thanks and gratitude to Director (HR), PGM (Admn) and GM (SR) and OSD to Director (HR) for the allotment of office accommodation to AIBSNLEA CHQ and its renovation. He welcomed all the General Secretaries of the sister Unions and Associations on the occasion   and extended invitation to all to use this office for the welfare of BSNL executives and employees. He explained that with the unity of all the BSNL Union and Associations we did not allow disinvestment of BSNL Unbundling of copper conductor, VR, merger of ITI with BSNL. Achieved procurement of GSM mobile equipment. We also settled many important HR issues of BSNL executives after formation of BSNL He appealed all the Unions and Associations to be united to safe guard the interest of BSNL and its employees in future also. The burning issue, implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefits has to be achieved.  Our struggle against BSNL Tower Subsidiary should be strengthen till the time it is roll out. He assured full participation of AIBSNLEA. He also requested Director (HR) to use her good office in getting implemented the 3rd PRC report in BSNL. All the General Secretaries / Presidents in their address congratulated AIBSNLEA for getting the CHQ office accommodation and extended thanks to the Management for providing the accommodation. They reiterated their conviction for larger unity.  

 

Director (HR) in her address congratulated AIBSNLEA for the new accommodation to AIBSNLEA CHQ. She expressed her happiness to see all the General Secretaries of BSNL Unions and Association here under one single roof. I am happy to see that Mr. Prahlad Rai during his address has invited all the Union and Association members including the BSNL Pensioners to utilize this room.

 

 Regarding implementation of the 3rd PRC report in BSNL she mentioned that DPE has replied to DoT to take-up the matter with the Union Cabinet for relaxation of in the affordability Clause of 3rd PRC and now BSNL Management will follow up in DoT for early movement of the Cabinet Note. Director (HR) requested all the Unions and Associations to unitedly work for the betterment of BSNL.

 

Regarding appointment of CMD, Tower Subsidiary Company she mentioned that this was not discussed with CMD BSNL or Board of Directors of BSNL. We are of the same opinion that BSNL should not be fragmented. On HR issues Director (HR) told that during this one year she wants to promote maximum number of executives who are stagnated since long in all the cadres. She mentioned that discussions with recognized Unions and Associations are there but the discussions and meeting to other Unions and Associations are also being granted since the issues are common for all the executives and non-executives. She told that despite the stiff competition in the telecom sector, the BSNL is sustaining its position due to the joint efforts of BSNL Management and all the employees. We should continue our efforts for the growth of BSNL and increase of its revenue. As the Director HR and Finance I am trying to do my best for the betterment of BSNL and its employees. She once again thanked to AIBSNLEA CHQ for inviting her in this function and extended her best wishes.

 

Regarding BSNL Pensioners she appreciated the concern expressed by Shri Kishan Singh, General Secretary, AIRBSNLEWA fro granting meeting to Pensioner Associations, to provide single window service to BSNL Pensioners and assured to early issuance of the orders with respect to the medical claims with voucher / without voucher     

 

The new AIBSNLEA office was jam packed and well decorated to suit the occasion. The Vote of thanks was extended by Shri Rajpal, AGS (Finance). Shri Deepak Sharma, AGS (DR) convened the program. The program ended with national anthem.

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19.04.2018  Inauguration of AIBSNLEA CHQ Office in BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi:

We are pleased to inform that the Director (HR), BSNL Board has given her kind consent to inaugurate AIBSNLEA CHQ Office at 11.00 Hrs on 20.04.2018 in the Room No. 19, IR Hall, Eastern Court, Janpath, New Delhi. PGM (Admn.), GM (SR), DGM (SR) and OSD to Director (HR) will be the Guests of Honor. All the General Secretaries of sister Unions and Associations of BSNL/MTNL will be the Special Guests. The CHQ Office Bearers / Circle Secretaries from nearby circles will also attend the function.  

19.04.2018  BSNL Corporate Office writes:

In response to AIBSNLEA communication regarding affairs in the Maharashtra Circle, Kerala Circle and Karnataka Circle, Director (HR) directed GM (SR) to call for the comments of respective circles. Accordingly, GM (SR) has called the report from the respective circles.

<<<<Click here for letter-MH>>>> <<<<Click here for letter-KL>>>> <<<<Click here for letter-KTK>>>> 

19.04.2018  DPE replies DoT on 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL:

 GS and President met DPE officers and extended thanks for replying DoT with respect to the proposal of BSNL for implementation of 3rd PRC by relaxing affordability criteria. DPE in their letter has replied that “BSNL does not fall under the category mentioned in para 5 of DPE's OM dated 03.08.2017 on 2017 pay revision. Further, it is mentioned that DPE has issued guidelines for 2017 pay revision which, inter-alia, includes an affordability clause, based on the recommendations of Committee of Secretaries (CoS) on the report of 3rd PRC. Any relaxation in the extant guidelines would require the approval of the Cabinet for which DoT may examine the issue at its end for necessary action.”

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Now, we have to pursue the matter in DoT for the preparation of the Cabinet Note.

19.04.2018  Meeting with JS (Admn) DoT and the Govt. nominee Director in BSNL Board:

GS, President and AGS (HQ) met JS (Admn) DoT and the Govt. nominee Director in BSNL Board and discussed regarding:

A Implementation of 3rd PRC report in BSNL: We requested JS (Admn) that since the DPE has replied the DoT for taking approval of the Union Cabinet to relax the affordability Clause of the 3rd PRC report, DoT should take immediate necessary actions in this regard. JS (Admn) mentioned that this reply was expected from DPE and now necessary action will be taken in this regard.

B Clearance on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL: We requested to consider our views on the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL. After a detailed discussions, JS (Admn) assured to look into the matter    

18.04.2018  Meeting with Director (HR):

GS, President, AGS (F) met Director (HR) BSNL Board and discussed regarding:-

a) Holding of CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-A and Group B level posts: Director (HR) mentioned that management is ceased with the issue and shortly some solution will be taken to initiate CPCs and to issue promotion orders subject to outcome of the Court cases. She assured an early action in this regard.

b) Consideration of tenure transfer/ request transfer orders of accounts personnel: We expressed our concern against non-consideration of tenure/ request transfers of accounts personnel by SEA Cell BSNL CO. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.

GM(Pers.) and OSD to Director(HR) were also present tin the meeting.

18.04.2018  Meeting with CMD BSNL:

GS met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding his recent visit to Japan wherein CMD mentioned that it was very useful trip for meeting, the authorities of Soft Bank of Japan who is ready to give soft loan to BSNL which will help BSNLs growth.

b) 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL:- we apprised CMD BSNL that DPE has sent the reply to DoT for  taking the matter in the  Union Cabinet for relaxation in the affordability clause of 3rd PRC report. Now Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) has to take up the matter in the Union Cabinet for getting relaxation in the affordability clause of 3rd PRC. We requested CMD BSNL to use his good office in MOSC office for an early action please. CMD BSNL assured to look into the matter.

c) Implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgement of TES Group-B officers seniority case. We requested CMD BSNL for the implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment on TES Group-B seniority matter. CMD assured early implementation of the Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment.

d) Cancellation of transfer order of Shri K.L. Meena, DGM(Fin.) Rajasthan Circle:- We requested CMD BSNL for the cancellation of transfer order of Shri K.L. Meena DGM(Fin.) from Rajasthan Circle to NE-II Circle. CMD BSNL expressed his unhappiness towards Sh. K.L. Meena who while working as DGM (Fin.) Rajasthan Circle has raised certain queries which resulted delay in payment to the vendors and due to this attitude the vendor stopped taking work from Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and UP Circle of BSNL which resulted loss of revenue earning to BSNL. Just to communicate the unhappiness Shri K.L. Meena, DGM (F) Rajasthan Circle was transferred to NE-II Circle. Now CMD accepted our request to cancel his transfer order with an advice that they should improve and understand the requirement of BSNL.

Director (EB), BSNL Board  was also present tin the meeting.

18.04.2018  Meeting with Director (PSU) DoT: GS, President met Director (PSU) DoT and discussed regarding some issues raised by our Association on BSNL's CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal for improvement. The meeting was held as per the direction given by Jt. Secy(Admn.) to Director (PSU). We explained our concern on various issues viz AO to CAO, SDE to DE residency period will be 12 years instead of existing 7 years, cutoff date should be taken from the last DPC held not from 01.01.2017 or prospective date otherwise the senior Group-‘B' executive will be put on loss. At STS level all the promotions should be on regular basis instead of Adhoc promotions since it is time bound promotion on functional basis. Adhoc promotions are taking place only against the vacancies. SC/ST roster implementation should be ensured to avoid further litigations etc. We provided our feedback to Director (PSU) and again will meet to Jt. Secy(Admn.) to explain our stand. We also pleaded that till the time CPSU Cadre Hierarchy is approved by BSNL Board and DoT, the CPCs are to be conducted subject to outcome of the court cases. Director(PSU) assured to apprise our stand to Jt. Secy(Admn.).

18.04.2018  Meeting with Advisor (Finance) DoT: GS, President met Advisor (Finance) DoT and apprised him that the BSNL pensioners retired after 5.07.2017, their PPOs are not being released by the concern CCAs on the pretext that their pension is being paid provisional subject to outcome of the court case thus the PPOs are not being issued by CCAs and the Identity Card is also not  issued to these pensioners.  Advisor (Finance) DoT spoke with concern DDG and directed that in case the pension is being paid provisionally, the PPO may also be issued provisionally and Identity card to BSNL Pensioners can be issued as per the Rule. Advisor (Finance) DoT assured an early action in this regard.
18.04.2018  Meeting with Member (Services) DoT: GS, President met Member (Services) DoT and discussed regarding pension revision of BSNL Pensioners. Member (Services) DoT clarified that pension revision of BSNL pensioners will only take place after the pay revision of BSNL employees. He categorically mentioned that the pay scales in which pension revision should take place should be approved by DoT as per the recommendations of 3rd PRC thereafter only the pension revision of BSNL pensioners will take place in the parallel scales. We pleaded that BSNL pensioners Pension revision should be delinked from the pay revision of BSNL employees. Member (Services) DoT didn't agree to our proposal.

18.04.2018  Inauguration of AIBSNLEA CHQ Office in BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi:

We are pleased to inform that the Director (HR), BSNL Board has given her kind consent to inaugurate AIBSNLEA CHQ Office at 11.00 Hrs on 20.04.2018 in the Room No. 19, IR Hall, Eastern Court, Janpath, New Delhi. PGM (Admn.), GM (SR), DGM (SR) and OSD to Director (HR) will be the Guests of Honor. All the General Secretaries of sister Unions and Associations of BSNL/MTNL will be the Special Guests. The CHQ Office Bearers and Circle Secretaries of nearby circles will also attend the function.  

17.04.2018  GS writes to:

(1) The Director (HR), BSNL Board Regarding:

(a) Settlement of pay fixation as well as payment of arrears in respect of JAO 2010 batch.

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

(b) Grievances of the Executives of Telecom Factory / Telecom Stores Kolkata.

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17.04.2018  Meeting with CCA Jaipur: GS, Advisors CHQ, Com. Karan Singh, Com. S.S Rawat and CS Rajasthan Circle met CCA Jaipur on dated 16.04.2018 and discussed regarding non-issuance of PPO, identity card to the retired persons from BSNL and clarification on Head of Account to avail CGHES facility by the pensioners retired from BSNL. CCA Jaipur mentioned that individual applications may be submitted by the concerned pensioners to the CCA office on which he assured to take immediate necessary action. We advised all the concerned pensioners retired from BSNL to immediately submit their applications to CCA Jaipur.

17.04.2018  Meeting with GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office: GS, President, AGS (HQ) and AGS (DR) met GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:

a) Implementation of the Hon'ble Supreme Court orders on TES Gr "B" seniority issues: We requested for early implementation of the Hon'ble Supreme Court orders on TES Gr "B" seniority issues. GM (Pers.) informed that the orders regarding seniority of 147 LDCE quota SDEs will be implemented shortly. For the implementation of the judgment in respect of the seniority as per the Rule-206, GM (Pers.) mentioned that the necessary actions are also being taken. Regarding settlement of TES Group-B seniority list no. 6 & 7, GM (Pers.) mentioned that on this issue the legal opinion on the judgments of Hon'ble Supreme Court of 3 judges bench and 2 judges bench has been taken and accordingly, necessary action will be taken to initiate CPC from SDE(T) to DE.

b) Holding of CPCs to fill-up the vacant Gr "A" and Gr "B" level posts: We requested GM (Pers.) for holding of the CPCs to fill-up the vacant Gr "A" and Gr "B" level posts on regular basis subject to outcome of the court cases. GM (Pers.) mentioned that he has already prepared a proposal to initiate the CPCs to fill-up the vacant Gr "A" and Gr "B" level posts of all the disciplines subject to outcome of the court cases where there is no stay order from any court. In this regard, Management Committee Note has been prepared and will be tabled in the next Management Committee Meeting for consideration.

Regarding JTO (T) to SDE(T) promotion, GM (Pers.) mentioned that the TES Group-B seniority fixation case was heard in the Hon'ble High Court Kerala and the judgment is reserved which will be pronounced on 23rd May 2018 after court summer vacation.

c) Posting of LDCE passed JTOs: We requested GM (Pers.) to issue posting orders in respect of 1700 JTOs who has qualified LDCE of TES Group-B in May-2016 subject to out-come of BSNL Board decision since they are waiting for their postings for the last two years. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the SDE(RR) modification proposal approved by BSNL MC will be put up in the next BSNL Board meeting and after its approval necessary action will be taken. However, regarding our proposal for taking from the individual candidates subject to outcome of BSNL Board decision will be submitted to the competent authority for consideration.

d)  Implementation of CPSU cadre Hierarchy: GM (Pers.) informed that all the queries raised by Govt. nominee Directors have been replied and forwarded to JS (Admn.) three weeks before. However, decision from DoT is still awaited. On receipt of the reply from DoT necessary action will be taken. We requested for early implementation.

e) DE to DGM promotions: We requested GM (Pers.) to initiate CPC from DE to DGM of the eligible candidates when the TES Gr"B" seniority has been finalized by the Hon'ble Supreme Court. We also mentioned that more than 400 DGM posts are vacant and senior DEs are retiring day by day. To overcome catch-up rule hurdle, we proposed to file an MA in the Hon'ble Chandigarh CAT. GM (Pers.) appreciated our concern and assured to take an early action in this regard.

f) Restructuring of ADOL cadre: We requested GM(Pers.) to use his good office in taking an early reply from DoT on this issue since the reply from DPE has already been received by DoT and the reply from DoP&W is awaited. GM(Pers.) assured to discuss the matter with Dir(PSU) DoT.

g) Promotion order from AGM (TF) to DGM(TF): We requested GM(Pers.) to issue promotion order from AGM(TF) to DGM(TF) since the CPC has been expedited and the competent authority has approved the promotion order. GM(Pers.) assured an early action in this regard.

h) Consideration of some genuine transfer requests/modification/cancellation on immunity/medical grounds in the cadre of Telecom Engg. cadres: We requested GM (Pers.) to consider some genuine transfer requests/modification/cancellation on immunity/medical grounds in the cadre of Telecom Engg. wing. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

17.04.2018  Meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL:

A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL was held today. The meeting was presided over by GS, AIBSNLEA. The meeting reviewed the implementation of the earlier decisions taken, on the issue of Subsidiary Tower Company. It called upon the employees to powerfully organize the "March to Raj Bhawan" programme, to be held on 19-04-2018. It requested the employees to utilize this opportunity to effectively make a campaign among the general public, exposing the ill effects of the Subsidiary Tower Company.

The next meeting of AUAB is decided to be held on 24.04.2018 at 11.00 Hrs. to discuss and decide the strategies for successful implementation of National Convention and filing a court case against the Subsidiary Tower Company.

<<<<Click here for the memorandum to HE the Governor>>>>

13.04.2018  Status of DPE reply on the proposal of DoT for implementation of 3rd PRC report in BSNL:

GS contacted senior officers in DPE to know the status of reply on the proposal of DoT for implementation of 3rd PRC report in BSNL. It was informed that the draft reply to DoT is in process for approval of competent authority. On return of the Director (DPE) from tour, the reply will be send to DoT in the next week.

 

It is also clarified that since the 3rd PRC report was approved by the Union Cabinet, the relaxation in the affordability clause of 3rd PRC report can be considered by the Union Cabinet only. The DPE is going to give reply to DoT on these lines only and DoT with full justification should send the Cabinet Note for inter-ministerial circulation for their comments and thereafter Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) will take-up the matter in the Union Cabinet for consideration as assured by him in the meeting held on 24.02.2018 with all Unions and Associations of BSNL

13.04.2018  Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board New Delhi:

GS President met Director (HR), BSNL Board, New Delhi and discussed regarding:

A Implementation of of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgment dated 12.12.2017 in CA No. 392 of 2017 and dated 14.12.2017 in the matter of seniority of TES Group B Officer as per the Rule 206. We requested for the implementation of of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgment dated 12.12.2017 in CA No. 392 of 2017 and dated 14.12.2017 in the matter of seniority of TES Group B Officer as per the Rule 206. Director (HR) assured to discuss the matter with GM (Pers.) today itself for further necessary actions.

B Withdrawal of filing of SLP in the matter of fixation of Officiating JTOs under FR 22 (i) (a)(i): We requested to implement the judgment of Hon'ble High Court of Kerala in the matter of fixation of Officiating JTOs under FR 22 (i) (a)(i) instead of filing of SLP in Hon'ble Supreme Court in the larger interest of BSNL. Director (HR) assured to discuss the matter with CGM (Legal) and GM (Estt) in this regard. We again submitted our letter dated 20.03.2018, addressed to CMD BSNL, to Director (HR) as ready reference and she directed on the letter itself to GM (Estt) to discuss the matter.

C Issues related to Finance Wing of Maharashtra Circle: We requested for her kind intervention in the affairs of Maharashtra Telecom Circle of Finance Wing where the Finance Executives are being transferred on the pretext of look after arrangements. The executives even after declining the promotion are being forcefully relieved. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.

D Discontinuance of Look After Arrangements in the grade of EE (Civil): We drawn attention of Director (HR) towards BSNL CO, BW Unit letter number OA-2905/2015/DM (BW-I) dated 07.02.2108 and protested against such thoughtless, irrational and illegal order. After some discussions, Director (HR) assured to get withdrawn the letter.

E Grant of Special CL to the Office bearers of AIBSNLEA at Circle and District levels: We requested Director (HR) for grant of Special CL to the Office bearers of AIBSNLEA at Circle and District levels. Director (HR) immediately spoke with GM (SR) and directed him to discuss the matter for further necessary action.

F Inauguration of AIBSNLEA CHQ office in BSNL CO: We requested Director (HR) to inaugurate our CHQ office in Room No. 19 of IR Hall, Eastern Court, BSNL Corporate Office. Director (HR) mentioned that let the room be fully renovated just thereafter she will come and inaugurate the office. We are expecting that the civil work in the room will be completed by this week end thereafter the date of inauguration will be decided.

13.04.2018  Meeting with Director (Staff), DoT, New Delhi:

GS President met Director (Staff), DoT, New Delhi and extended thanks for replying BSNL regarding implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgment dated 12.12.2017 in CA No. 392 of 2017 - Case of 147 LDCE Quota SDEs (Revision of Seniority and promotions). Director (Staff) appreciated our concern and mention that TES Group B related cases are to be dealt by BSNL only and the cases need not to be sent to DoT.

13.04.2018  Meeting with Director (PSU):

GS President met Director (PSU) and discussed regarding:

A Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL: We requested to make efforts to get an early reply from DPE for further necessary actions as assured by Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) during his meeting on 24.02.2018. Director (PSU) mentioned that the reply from DPE is awaited and as soon as the reply is received from DPE, necessary action will be taken in this regard.

B Restructuring of AD (OL) cadre: We requested to give clearance to BSNL for restructuring of AD (OL) cadre as the DPE has already replied. Director (PSU) confirmed that reply from DPE has been received but the reply from DoP&W is still awaited. He assured that on receipt of the reply from DoP&W immediate action will be taken.

C E2 and E3 pay scales case: Director (PSU) informed that the DoE in this regard has not yet replied. He mentioned that on Monday the court case in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh came for hearing on this issue and finally disposed off. However, on receipt of the reply from DoE the necessary action will be taken.

D Pay fixation of BSNL Executives on Promotion under 2nd PRC allowing the benefit of 3% notional increment for executives on actual basis w.e.f. 01.01.2007: We requested Director (PSU) to arrange the clarifications whether 3% notional increment on actual basis is applicable from 01.01.2017 or 06.01.2016. Director (PSU) mentioned that this case is not in his knowledge. He immediately called his Section Officer and directed him to take cognizance on the letter dated 31.10.2017 issued by Jt. CCA, Karnataka Circle.

13.04.2018  Implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgment dated 12.12.2017 in CA No. 392 of 2017 - Case of 147 LDCE Quota SDEs (Revision of Seniority and promotions).

DoT vide letter number 20-2/2018-STF.II dated 12.04.2018 <<<<Click here for letter>>>> has clarified that the action in the matter may be taken as per the letter dated 05.09.2008 wherein it has already been decided and communicated that all the matters pertaining to absorbed TES Group "B" employees will be dealt by respective PSUs only and not by DoT.

It is expected that now the BSNL Management will take necessary action to implement the Judgment of Hon'ble Supreme Court without further delay.

13.04.2018  Status of JTO to SDE Promotion Case in Kerala:

As reported by our advocate Benny M John through our CHQ Vice President Smt. Baby Rani the JTO to SDE promotion case was posted in Chamber and was heard and posted for hearing today at 1.15 PM. Yesterday, Hon'ble Court commended that now only we understood the matter (That means Advocate Agarwala's exercise was of no use at all) However, matter was heard in detail today and AIBSNLEA's advocate argued for vacating the stay order. The Hon'ble Court, however, informed that the judgment the the judgment will be pronounced on 23rd of next month.

AIBSNLEA is continuously following the case.

13.04.2018  Status of ITS officer's court case in PBCAT New Delhi:

It is understood that Hon'ble PB CAT has directed DoT to utilize BSNL's SAG and HAG level posts for the promotion of ITS officers working in DoT, its organizations like TRAI,BSNL,MTNL etc. and other ministries. Accordingly, DoT is conducting review DPCs to fill up BSNL/MTNL SAG and HAG level posts on retrospective dates.

AIBSNLEA will strongly defend the case in Hon'ble PB CAT on the basis of Hon'ble High Court of Delhi judgment.

13.04.2018  GS writes to:

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

(a) Injustice and discrimination towards AIBSNLEA members particularly of the Finance Wing by the Circle administration of Maharashtra Circle – our concern regarding.

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

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

(c) Representation received from Shri Shibu A.P. Rajbhsha Adhikari, % PGM, BSNL BGTD regarding reconsidering his Rules -8 transfer to Kerala Circle.

(d) Promotion from the cadre of PS to PPS – Case of Shri Apurba Mukherjee, PS Circle office, Kolkata

(e) Representation from Shri Kandrudas Bhagat, PS to GM (NWO-II)/CFA, Calcutta Telephones appealing for additional attempt for appearing in the online examination for E-2 to E-3 (CSSS PA/PS)

(f) Representation from Shri Tapan Bhattacharyya, AO, West Bengal Circle regarding extending facilities equivalent to NE-region.

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

(a) Representation received from Shri Ramji Chaubey, SDE OFC (Mtnce), BSNL, ETR Tura, District – West Garo Hill, Meghalaya regarding relieving him after completion of hard tenure transfer

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

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

(a) Requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Account officers.

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4. The GM (Estt.) BSNL Corporate office regarding 

(a) Representation received from Shri N.C. Rudra, Ex. DGM (Finance-Marketing EB) West Bengal Circle for waiver of wrongful payment which has been paid from 14.09.2012 to 30.9.2012 and again on 1.10.2013 to 28.2.2017

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12.04.2018  Report on the 2nd CEC of Karnataka Circle:

2nd CEC of AIBSNLEA Karnataka Circle was held on 10/4/2018 at O/o PGM BGTD in 6th floor Auditorium, Raj Bhavan Road, Bangalore. The CEC  program was anchored by Smt. Meena Kumari PS. She welcomed the dignitaries to the dais namely Com Ulhas Gurav Circle President, Com Shashidhar Hiremath Circle Secretary, Com S G Hegade BGTD President, Com Tulasiramaiah Circle FS, Com M S Srinivas, Advisor CHQ. Com Ulhas Gurav President presided over the program.  Com N Nagaraju DS BGTD welcomed the dignitaries with bouquet. Invocation song was sung by Smt. Jayshree, Smt Vani Punekar followed by self introduction.  Two minutes Silence was observed for the departed comrades. Respective District Secretaries submitted SSA reports which were sum up by the Circle Secretary and he answered the quarries raised by members. CS submitted detailed report from 12/3/2017 to till date and the same was approved by the house. FS submitted the report till date and the same was also approved by house.

 

CS welcomed Com. GS AIBSNLEA Shri Prahlad Rai with bouquet. GS AIBSNLEA, Shri Prahlad Rai, congratulated the comrades of Karnataka Circle for the successful conduction of 2nd CEC and thanked the comrades for their participation. In his detailed address Com. GS mentioned that the KTK Circle is a very important Circle for AIBSNLEA.  He appreciated efforts CS and his team for increasing the membership. He pointed out that how govt. has managed to exhaust all our reserves in a very calculative manner and cautioned the members to remain united and alert to safeguard their rights.  Disinvestment policy of Govt. will never allow a comfortable position for BSNL as a bright example of MTNL's financial position in front of us.  Com. GS mentioned that the viability and existence of BSNL is the most important issue today and we have to analyse the reasons of BSNL's today's position. Com GS informed that after more than Rs. 10,000 Crores profit in 2004-05, in recent past years BSNL have made the Losses , which is a serious concern for all of us.  In his detailed address Com. GS mentioned that due to un-helping and over-jealous attitude of some officers in the Govt. i.e. non-payment USOF Charges i.e. Rs. 2000 Crores per Annum from July 2011, withdrawal of ADC from July 2008, Exhausting Rs. 36000 Crores BSNL reserve, non-reimbursement of licenses fee, payment of interest of Rs. 13,000 Crore on notional loan Rs. 7,500 Crores to DoT has adversely affected the viability of BSNL. In addition to this Spectrum Allocation and bidding process on high rates are the example of step behaviour of the Government towards BSNL, which is a Government owned company. Com. GS explained the efforts extended by AIBSNLEA for the creation of a trust in LIC of India for Leave Encashment fund of Rs. 4,825 Crores on which BSNL is earning 400 Crores Interest per annum and leave encashment payment is being immediately. Com. GS informed that 4G spectrum and technology is a must in BSNL for the public perception and its requirement. In view of that last BSNL Board meeting has already taken a decision to get allocated 4G spectrum from DoT. He told that BSNL needs to pay Rs. 10,000 Crore to get allocated 4G spectrum from DoT, wherein, Rs. 2500 crore equity has already been utilized, remaining  Rs 5000 Crore equity amount is pending which can be adjusted towards cost of 50% of 4G spectrum and  remaining  Rs. 5,000 Crore will be paid in 10 equal annual  instalments.

 

Com GS further explained the burning issues of the Headquarters level. He informed that AIBSNLEA made the presentation to 3rd PRC committee for relaxing the affordability clause due to social obligation and BSNL's role in natural calamities. He mentioned that BSNL has the responsibilities of TAC/CAG/CVC and Audits and the private operators are not having these responsibilities. But even then BSNL works for nation building and does not think about profit or loss. Com. GS mentioned that the success of DIGITAL INDIA fully depends on BSNL and its Employees. He informed that due to BSNL Union and Associations opposition, the SAM G Pitroda recommendations like 30% disinvestment, VRS to 1 lakh employees, unbundling of the copper conductor could not be implemented  and due to the same only the BSNL is having more than 65% BB market share at present. He explained that how the AIBSNLEA is continuously pursuing these viability related issue with the BSNL Management and DoT. Com. GS opposed the move of the Government for the creation of Tower Company and expressed its negative impact on BSNL. Com. GS thanked all for making successful the call of All Unions and Associations launched w.e.f 30.01.2018.  Com. GS explained in detail the efforts of AIBSNLEA in getting resolved the important HR issues after the formation of BSNL. He appraised the status of HR issues about AIBSNLEA efforts for various DPCs in various cadres for adhoc promotions,  AD(OL) case, creation of PPS posts in field Units, 30% Superannuation benefits, implementation of Standard Pay Scales E2 and E3, Rs 22820/- pay fixation for JTOs recruited in the  year 2007 & 2008, smooth CPSU cadre hierarchy etc. Com GS further explained the role of AIBSNLEA in the viability of BSNL. At last he appealed the all Executives' for making every effort to implement agitation call and to work with a team spirit for making BSNL a viable and vibrant organization. GS mentioned that the achievements of our association since inception namely promotions of executive transfer policy, TBP for multi cadres.

 

Com Sagayiraju extended the vote of thanks. CEC concluded with National Anthem.

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12.04.2018  REPORT ON SPECIAL GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLEA DHARWAD TELECOM DISTRICT BRANCH, HUBBALLI (KARNATAKA) HELD ON 11.04.2018.

The Special General Body Meeting of AIBSNLEA Dharwad Telecom District Branch, Hubballi (Karnataka) was held on 11.04.2018 at 15.00 hrs in the conference hall of office of the General Manager, Dharwad Telecom District, Hubballi. The meeting was presided over by the District President Com. Vijayakumar Mandi. The meeting was attended by Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Com. S.K.Hiremath, AIBSNLEA Circle Secretary, Bangalore, Com. V.V. Kulkarni, District Secretary, Com. R.B.Athani, Ex-AGS CHQ AIBSNLEA, Senior Officers and comrades in large number from all cadres.  Retired BSNL Officers and their leaders were also present during the meeting. The Conference Hall was jam packed with the comrades.

 

At the outset, Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, briefly narrated about the struggles of AIBSNLEA for the last many years for getting better promotion aspects, better scales and better working conditions to the executives working in BSNL.

 

Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, regarding implementation of 3rd PRC,  told that DPE is likely to send its reply to DOT this week and after receiving the report from DPE,  Hon'ble Minister of Communications will take up the matter in the Union Cabinet  for the relaxation in affordability clause of 3rd PRC report. He informed that due to the opposition of the Associations and Unions of BSNL, implementation of Sam Pitroda recommendations like VRS to one lakh employees, 30% disinvestment, unbundling of copper conductor etc, which were fatal to the existence of BSNL, were not implemented in BSNL.

 

In his speech, Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, explained in detail how the huge reserves of Rs.36,000/- crores of BSNL swallowed by the Government though wrong policies and made BSNL a loss making/sick PSU. He stressed the need for always to be vigilant and cautious to protect the interest of BSNL.  He advocated the utmost unity and co-operation among the Associations and Unions, to defeat the anti-BSNL moves of the Government. He told that DOT is always showing step mother attitude towards BSNL and as an example he quoted that DOT is charging Pension Contribution on the maximum of the Pay-scale instead of on actual pay drawn, which is affecting the exchequer of the BSNL badly. He told that he brought this fact to the notice of Hon'ble Minister during his recent meeting and Minister immediately ordered the Secretary, DOT to look into the matter for taking corrective measures in this regard.

 

Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, in his address regretted that many Comrades are going to Courts regarding their promotions without any valid grounds, which resulted in delay in conducting DPC/CPC for promoting the executives to the higher posts/cadres.  He also   discussed about the FR (22)(1) (a)(i) fixation issue, restructuring of AD OL cadre, etc. Lastly, Com. Prahalad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, had interaction session with the Comrades for clarifying their doubts.

 

Com. S.K. Hiremath, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Karnataka Telecom Circle, Bangalore also addressed the Comrades. In his address he told that Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, is constantly pursuing the implementation of 3rd PRC with Government and assured that we are definitely going to get 3rd PRC with 15% fitment.

 

Comrade R.B. Athani, Ex-AGS, CHQ also addressed the gathering.  The meeting was conducted by Comrade R.L. Mudrabhat, Member, CEC.  The meeting was concluded with vote of thanks by Com. V.V.Kulkarni, District Secretary followed by the National Anthem.

 

Com. PrahladRai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, was felicitated by the leaders of other unions/ associations of Hubballi during the meeting.

 

Com. Prahald Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA along with Com. S.K. Hiremath, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, KTK Circle met the family of departed Comrade late Shri B. Ravindranath, Ex Finance Secretary, CHQ and consoled the family members during his visit to Hubballi and he handed over the Cheque from welfare fund to the family.

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12.04.2018  REPORT OF SPECIAL GENERAL BODY MEETING AT KOLKATA TD on 9th April 2018 : On 9th April 2018 a special GB meeting was arranged in a befitting manner in CTO Hall,Kolkata by AIBSNLEA/CTD where Com.Prahlad Rai GS/AIBSNLEA/CHQ, Com. Prasun Muhkopadhyay OS(E)/CHQ, Com. Amit Gupta Consultant/CHQ attended. Com. Kalyan Halder CP AIBSNLEA/WB, Com.K C Samaddar ACS AIRBSNLEWA/WB and Com. Basudeb Chakraborty ADV/CHQ graced the occasion.

At the outset all the dignitaries on dais were felicitated by flower bouquet by the lady members of AIBSNLEA/CTD. The meeting was presided over by Com. Tridip Chakraborty CP/CTD. He also welcomed all the members & leaders of CTD,WB & AIRBSNLEWA for being present in the GB.

Com. Subhasis Mitra CS/CTD in his opening speech congratulated GS for extending help & co-operation for all the cases forwarded by CTD. He also expressed his gratitude to GS for attending this GB despite of his busy schedule.

Com.Amit Gupta Consultant/CHQ & AGS/AIRBSNLEWA in his address explained different problems of the pensioners and requested GS to look into. He stated that the Court case for pension arrear is at a very good stage and congratulated Com.Prahlad Rai who is also Chief Mentor of AIRBSNLEWA for his help in obtaining all the achievements.

Com. Prasun Kumar Mukhopadhyay, OS(E)/CHQ elaborated the positive role of Com.  Prahlad Rai in the last Delhi Sanchar Bhavan March against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company and the meeting with Honorable MOS(I/C).OS analysed our role for different demands and the difference of AIBSNLEA wih the other executives' association and requested GS early settlement of few long pending internal cases like  E1 + 5 increment cases of JAO 2013 batch, CAO post conversion, DGM(F) post creation of CTD,etc.

Our beloved GS Com. Prahlad Rai in his valuable address elaborated all the issues like 3rd PRC benefits & pension revision status. DPE is yet to send its advice to DoT. It is expected to send after 9th April 2018.GS explained our role in settling E2-E3 and subsequent pay scale upto E7.

Regarding Cadre Hierarchy GS informed that due to our active intervention BSNL Management considered time-bound promotion on functional basis upto AGM level and Joint-DGM designation is accepted. Other few amendments proposed by us are also accepted including grading system. Due to our active persuasion   5% Superannuation benefit for DR employees is ordered.

He stated that we are going to file contempt of Court petition for non-implementation of 147 & 206 verdict. He explained all the points like AD(OL) restructuring, E1+5 increment, 25% of MTs post diversion of CAOs like done in the case of DEs. GS apprised that AIBSNLEA is trying heart & soul for all DPCs of Engg.& Accts. ,Civil/electrical and TF engineering wings may be held and promotion may be given subject to outcome of the Court verdict. It may be placed in the next Board Meeting. The conference hall was jam packed. AIRBSNLEWA members also participated in the meeting.

Com. Ajoy Kundu ACS gave the vote of thanks and the meeting ended with the slogan-'AIBSNLEA Zindabad!' ........<<<<<Click here for glimpses>>>>>>

12.04.2018  Status of the case in Hon'ble Supreme Court of India with regard to the seniority of 270 LDCE quota SDEs:

The appeal filed in the C.A. No. 3149 of 2009, K. Vishwanathan & Ors. Vs. Government of India & Ors. against the judgment and order dated 02.04.2008 of High Court of Madras passed in Writ Petition No. 22087 of 2001 came up for hearing today before Hon'ble Supreme Court on 12.04.2018 and the Hon'ble Court after hearing at length directed BSNL to grant all consequential benefits to the 10 applicants filed O.A. before Central Administrative Tribunal, Madras Bench for whom Mrs. Rani Chhabra, Advocate appeared on instructions of AIBSNLEA.

Similarly placed candidate may file OA in respective CATs for getting same relief.

<<<<Click here for the list of 270 SDEs>>>>

12.04.2018  GS writes to:

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

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

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

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12.04.2018  Status update on the restructuring of AD (OL) cadre in BSNL:

Department of Telecom (DoT) had send the proposal of BSNL for restructuring of AD (OL) cadre with up-gradation of scale to the Department of Public Enterprise (DPE). Now DPE vide OM No. W-02/0049/2018-DPE (WC) dated 05.04.2018 has intimated to DoT that DPE has no guidelines regarding up-gradation of pay scales as well as equivalence of CDA & IDA pay scales and vice-versa. In view of this, DoT, the administrative Department of BSNL, may decide the issue with the concurrence of their IF Wing.

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

12.04.2018  REPORT OF THE CEC MEETING AT MALDA HELD ON 07-4-18 & 08-4-18

The Circle Executive Committee Meeting of West Bengal Circle was held at the Historic Town Malda in West Bengal. The Meeting Started at 17:00 Hrs. of 07-4-18 at Indian Medical Association Hall, Malda under the President ship of Com. Kalyan Haldar President WBTC Branch. All the Circle office Bearers, CEC Members, Branch Secretaries & Branch Presidents from West Bengal was present. The Meeting was very much interactive & many new issues were shared by the delegates of different branches both of the development of BSNL & HR issues. Meeting Adjourned at 22:00 Hrs. for the day.

 

On 08-04-2018, the meeting resumed at 10:00 Hrs. with the left out discussions of the previous day. There was a short Open Session started at 12:00 Hrs. on the second day with the Gracious presence of the GS Com. PrahladRai, OS CHQ Com Prasun Mukhopadhyay , The CS Calcutta Telephones Com. SubhashisMitra, Chief Advisor WBTC Branch Com. Bijoy Krishna Bhattacharjee & SSA Head Raiganj Com Abid Ali.

 

The open Session started with a sweet Opening Song, sung by the sisters of Malda Com. After welcoming & felicitation ceremony of the Guests the CS CTD delivered his speech in short.  OS (E) narrated the present scenario & how our Dynamic CHQ leadership is acting in different issues in very clears short words. Finally GS Com. Prahlad Rai deliberated in detail & narrated very clearly & categorically most of the HR issues & stated the present status of the different burning issues like 3rd PRC, Operation of the Tower company & appointment of the separate CMD for the same, Spectrum issue, Conduction of CPCs in different cadres in different wings of the Department and status of pending HR of WBTC. The status of the different court cases, FR 22(I)(a)(i) issue also was narrated. The Open Session ended with the Vote of Thanks by Com M K Roy Mukherjee, CWC Member WBTC.

11.04.2018  GS writes to:

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

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

(b) Representation received from Shri Prabhat Chandra Das, HR No. 199309869, Assam Circle regarding payer for accommodating him against the vacant post of JTO as per court orders.

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

(a) Requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Account  Personnel 

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

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

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

11.04.2018  "Dharna" on 12 04 2018 demanding the rolling back of the subsidiary tower company:

Compelling the government to roll back the Subsidiary Tower Company is the priority task of the trade union movement of BSNL. To achieve this, the All Unions and Associations of BSNL have called on the BSNL employees to organise massive "Dharna" throughout the country at BSNL CO, Circle and District Head Quarters on 12-04-2018.

All the Circle and District Secretaries of AIBSNLEA are requested to coordinate with the other constituents of the AUAB and to mobilise maximum number of Non-Executives and Executives in the Dharna.

06.04.2018  Meeting with CGM (EW), BSNL Corporate Office:

GS met CGM (EW), BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:

A Filling of the vacant posts of SDE, EE, SE and CE in the Electrical Wing: CGM (EW) mentioned that necessary action is being taken to fill-up all the vacant posts SDE, EE, SE and CE Cadres in EW Wing. We apprised him that Pers. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office is also taking necessary steps to initiate CPCs subject to out come of different court cases. CGM (EW) further mentioned that shortly look after arrangement from EE (E) to SE (E) will also be issued.

B Tenure Transfer and Postings in EW Wing: We requested to consider pending request transfers of SDEs/EEs/SEs. CGM (EW) mentioned that a list of SDEs including the service as JTO has been prepared wherein about 45 SDEs at all India level are required to be transferred who have completed more 23 years of service in a particular circle. We requested to minimize the number.

06.04.2018  Meeting with CMD, BSNL:

GS, FS, AGS (F) and AGS (DR) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding:

a) Holding of CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-A & Group-B level posts: We requested CMD, BSNL to initiate the CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-A & Group-B level posts subject to outcome of the court cases. GS also submitted that Pers. Cell may take suitable legal opinion in the matter to find way out regarding the Court Cases where there are conflict judgment regarding TES Group "B" seniority cases.  CMD assured to discuss the matter with Director (HR) for early action in this regard.

b) Promotion from JTO to SDE of the JTOs qualified LDCE: We requested CMD, BSNL to take immediate necessary steps to issue promotion orders from JTO to SDE Telecom of 1700 LDCE qualified JTOs who are waiting for more than 2 years for promotion orders. He assured an early action in this regard.

d) Implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court judgement on TES Group-B seniority cases: We requested CMD, BSNL for the implementation of the Hon'ble Supreme Court judgements on TES Group "B" seniority cases as already more than 3 months have passed after Hon'ble apex Court Judgment. CMD BSNL told that regarding apex Court Judgments response is awaited from DOT in one or two weeks, whenever DOT response arrived in BSNL, Supreme Court Judgement will be implemented. Further, GS submitted that has there is no financial implication BSNL in implementing Rule 206 Judgment. CMD assured an early action in this regard.

e) Creation of BSNL's Tower Subsidiary: We expressed our serious concern against the creation of BSNL's Tower Subsidiary and the arbitrary appointment of CMD Tower Company. CMD mentioned that so far the BSNL Tower Subsidiary has not been operational however, the matter has been taken up with DoT for further necessary action.

f) 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL: We apprised CMD BSNL that by next week the DPE may advice DoT to take up the matter with Union Cabinet for getting relaxation in the affordability Clause of 3rd PRC and requested him to kindly use is good office in DoT to move a Cabinet Note at the earliest. CMD assured to look into the matter.

06.04.2018  Verification of service & updation of Service Books of Employees:

BSNL Corporate Office reiterates earlier instructions and instructs the concerned officers to complete the service verification work as per Rule 32 of CCS (Pension) Rules and updation of Service Books of all employees retiring in next two years in a time bound mannner.  

<<<<Click here for letter dated 06.04.18>>>> <<<<Click here for letter dated 06.03.17>>>> <<<<Click here for letter dated 10.02.17>>>> <<<<Click here for letter dated 23.10.13>>>>

05.04.2018  GS writes to CMD, BSNL regarding requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of DGM (F)

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05.04.2018 Status of 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL: GS discussed with Director (DPE) and Assistant Director (DPE) regarding reply to be sent to DoT regarding 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL. Director (DPE) mentioned that till 9th April 2018 all the Officers in DPE are busy with the convocation being held on 9th April 2018 which will be addressed by Hon'ble Prime Minister. Thus the reply to DoT will be sent in the next week only. It is understood that after receiving reply from DPE, Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) will take up the matter in the Union Cabinet for the relaxation in affordability clause of 3rd PRC report.

05.04.2018 Meeting with GM(Estt.) BSNL CO: GS, FS, AGS(Finance) met with GM(Estt) and discussed regarding pay fixation of officiating JTOs under FR-22 (I)a(i) case of Kerala Circle wherein BSNL CO has directed to file SLP in the Hon'ble Supreme Court against the Judgement of Hon'ble High Court Kerala. We requested to reconsider the decision and implement Hon'ble High Court Kerala Judgement. GM(Estt) mentioned that our letter addressed to Dir (HR) and marked to him was received and same was sent to legal cell of BSNL CO to reconsider their advice but so far he has not received any reply. He advised us to discuss the matter with CGM(Legal).
05.04.2018 Meeting with GM(FP): GS, FS and AGS (Finance) met with GM(FP) and discussed regarding consideration of some request / tenure transfers and modification of some transfer orders. GM(FP) mentioned that request/ tenure transfers will be examined but the modifications can be considered only on genuine grounds by the competent authority.
04.04.2018 GS writes to

1. Smt. Sujata Ray,Director (HR),BSNL Board regarding
(a) Request for cancellation of transfer order of AIBSNLEA CHQ Office Bearer Sri S.K. Jena, SDE© of Odisha Circle (HRMS No. 199306631)-
(b) Requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of DGM (Engg)
(c ) Requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of DGM.......<<<<Click here for letter>>>>
2. The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate office regarding
(a) Requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of DE -
(b) Requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE
(c) Representation received from Shri Sushil Kumar Sharma, Staff No. 37417, DET Amritsar requesting for posting in Punjab Circle on promotion from DE/AGM to DGM on basis of Disability (Handicapped).
(d) Representation received from Shri Anil Kumar Singh, SDE, HR No. 199212663 of UP (East) Circle requesting for his transfer to BSNL Corporate Office New Delhi on medical grounds......
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3. The GM (FP), BSNL Corporate office, regarding
(a) Requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel
<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

04.04.2018 Meeting with GM (SR):- GS, FS and AGS (DR) met GM(SR) and discussed regarding.

a) Grant of special C/L to the office bearers of AIBSNLEA at Circle / District level: We requested GM (SR) to process the case for grant of special C/L to the office bearers of AIBSNLEA at Circle / District level for smooth function of the Association and as assured by Dir (HR) for necessary action. GM (SR) assured to look into the matter.

b) Membership verification of Executive Associations: We expressed our serious concern against any move if taken by BSNL management to conduct membership verification through check-off system. We clearly told that membership verification should be strictly through secret ballot only. GM(SR) mentioned that our association letter in this regard has been referred to the committee for discussion and decision.

04.04.2018 Meeting with GM(Pers) BSNL CO.: GS, AGS (HQ) and AGS (DR) met GM(Pers) and discussed regarding.

a) Holding of CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-A & Group-B level posts: We requested GM(Pers) to initiate CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-A & Group-B level posts subject to outcome of the court cases. GM(Pers) assured that the TES Group-B seniority related cases will be discussed tomorrow with the concern officers of BSNL CO tomorrow in the meeting and thereafter necessary steps will be taken to initiate CPCs.

b) Promotion from JTO to SDE of the JTOs qualified LDCE: We requested GM(Pers) to take immediate necessary steps to issue promotion orders from JTO to SDE Telecom. Of LDCE qualified JTOs. GM(Pers) mentioned that shortly a management committee note will be moved to the management committee for taking the approval to notify SDE RR. He assured that after the BSNL MC approval on SDE RR immediately about 1700 JTOs qualified LDCE Exam. Will be promoted after taking the approval as we suggested on earlier occasions. GM(Pers) assured an early action in this regard.

c) Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy: GM(Pers) informed that the queries raised by the Govt. Nominee Board of Director in the last BSNL Board meeting have been replied and the decision is awaited for further necessary action.

d) Implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court judgement on TES Group-B seniority cases: We requested GM(Pers) for the implementation of the Hon'ble Supreme Court judgements on TES Group-B seniority cases to avoid contempt cases. GM(Pers) assured an early action in this regard.

04.04.2018 Meeting with DDG(Estt.) DoT: GS and AGS (DR) met DDG(Estt.) DoT and discussed regarding.

a) Reply to BSNL regarding implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgements with respect to seniority cases of TES Group-B officers: We requested DDG(Estt.) for giving an early reply to BSNL regarding implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgements with respect to seniority cases of TES Group-B officers to avoid contempt of Court cases. DDG(Estt.) assured for sending the reply to BSNL within this week itself. Further he clarified that all the court cases / disputes related to TES Group-B officers seniority cases are to be dealt by BSNL only DoT is not required to be involve in this regard.

b) Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners: We requested DDG(Estt.) to speed up the process of revision of pension of BSNL pensioners as assured by Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) in the meeting held on 24.02.2018. DDG(Estt.) mentioned that some information's regarding financial implications on revision of pension are being calculated and the required information's are being collected from BSNL and internal finance of DoT. We mentioned that at present IDA pension payment per annum is amounting about Rs.3800 Crores and family pension Rs.418 crores which is coming total Rs. 4200 crores wherein incase pension revision is given with 15% fitment benefit then the additional expenditure will be around RS. 630 Crores only. Thus after pension revision the total pension liability of DoT will be around Rs. 4800 Crores only for the 1.35 lacs BSNL pensioners.

04.04.2018 Meeting with GM(Admin): GS, AGS (HQ) met GM(Admn.) and discussed regarding.

a) Curtailment of no. of days from 23 to 15 for reimbursement of outdoor treatment with voucher payment:  We expressed our serious concern against the curtailment of no. of days from 23 to 15 for reimbursement outdoor treatment with voucher. It will put BSNL employees and BSNL pensioners in hardship. GM(Admn.) mentioned that only advice GM(Banking) Corporate office the competent authority has taken a decision to curtail the no. of days from 23 to 15 in view of the decreasing cash flow. He mentioned as soon as the BSNLs cash flow will increase this order will be withdrawn. We protested against such decision of BSNL management.

b) Renovation of AIBSNLEA new office accommodation in IR hall: We requested GM(Admn.) to issue necessary instructions to Civil wing and Electrical wing to furnish the association office at the earliest so that it can be made operational. GM(Admn.) immediately spoke with CE(Civil) NTR and asked him to renovate AIBSNLEA office at the earliest.

04.04.2018  GS met with DGM(Estt.) BSNL CO and discussed about BSNL letter no.1-6/2016-PAT(BSNL) dated 08.03.2018 regarding Implementation of Supreme Court judgement on recovery of excess/ wrongful payments made to employees in BSNL. On our some queries DGM(Estt.) mentioned that the above clarification is for executives and non-executives both the difference is the non-executives cases will be decided by Circle Heads and the Executives cases will be coming to BSNL CO Pers. Cell and then Dir(HR)/ CMD will decide the case. The cases prior to 06.02.2014 on the day of delivery of the judgement will only be considered later on cases will not be considered. Some cases referred by Circle to BSNL CO are being further transferred to the concern Circles for the settlements as per the above guidelines.<<<Click here for letter>>>>

03.04.2018  GS Writes:

1.The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate office regarding 

(a) Requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of DGM (Engg.) 

(b) Representation received from Shri Rajendra Kumar Singh, AGM (P&P-CM) BSNL CO, New Delhi regarding change of place of posting on promotion from DEs/AGMs level Executives of Telecom operations streams to the grade of DGM (T) on adhoc basis.

(c) Representation from Shri R. G. Gadagkar, DE, Staff No. 33481, Kolhapur Maharashtra Circle regarding denial of promotion after assumption to DGM Adhoc.

<<<Click here for the letter>>> 

03.04.2018  Meeting with CMD BSNL:-GS, AGS(HQ) and AGS (Finance) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding

a) Status of financial targets achieved during the financial year 2017-18: We enquired about the status of financial targets of BSNL in the year 2017-18. CMD mentioned that it is satisfactory in the present scenario and thanked the DoT administration for releasing Rs.3700 Crores dues of BSNL against NOFN, NFS and other projects to BSNL before 31st March 2018.

b) 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL: We appraised him about our discussions took place with the senior officers of DPE regarding DoT letter seeking clarifications to take the necessary steps for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL. DPE officers has confirmed the receipt of DoT letter along with the recommendation papers of BSNL Board decision and they explained that DPE will reply to DoT shortly suggesting to take up the matter with the Union Cabinet for the relaxation in the affordability clause of 3rd PRC report. We requested CMD BSNL to use his good office in the MOSC office to move a Cabinet Note in this regard. CMD assured to look into the matter.

c) Holding of CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-A and Group-B level posts: We requested CMD BSNL to give clearance to Pers. Cell to initiate CPCs fill up the vacant Group-A and Group-B posts subject to outcome of the Court Cases where no stay order on promotions has been granted. CMD mentioned that he has already directed GM(Pers.) to process the proposal and will further discuss the matter with Dir(HR) for an early action.

d) Implementation of E-2 E-3 standard pay scales to the JTO and SDEs equivalent Executives and upgradation of subsequent pay scales as per BSNLs earlier proposal dated 06.06.2016: CMD assured to discuss the matter in DoT with the concerned officers.

e) Implementation of Hon'ble Apex Court Judgements on TES Group-B seniority: We requested CMD BSNL for early implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgements on TES Group-B seniority to avoid contempt of Court Cases. CMD assured to look into the matter.

03.04.2018  Meeting with Dir(HR) BSNL Board:- GS, AGS(HQ) and AGS (Finance) met Dir(HR) BSNL Board and discussed regarding.

a) 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL: We appraised her about our discussions took place with the senior officers of DPE regarding DoT letter seeking clarifications to take the necessary steps for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL. DPE officers has confirmed the receipt of DoT letter along with the recommendation papers of BSNL Board decision and they explained that DPE will reply to DoT shortly suggesting to take up the matter with the Union Cabinet for the relaxation in the affordability clause of 3rd PRC report. We requested Dir(HR)  BSNL Board to use his good office in the MOSC office. Dir (HR) mentioned that in one informal gathering she has heard Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) regarding implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL wherein Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) told that 3rd PRC will be implemented in BSNL for which he will take up the matter in the Union Cabinet for relaxation in the affordability clause of 3rd PRC report. Thus 3rd PRC will be implemented in BSNL but the process may take some time.

b) Holding of CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-A and Group-B level posts: We requested Dir (HR) BSNL Board to give clearance to Pers. Cell to initiate CPCs fill up the vacant Group-A and Group-B posts subject to outcome of the Court Cases where no stay order on promotions has been granted. Dir (HR)  mentioned that shortly she is taking up the matter in the management committee of BSNL Board for the approval on Pers. Cell proposal to initiate CPCs

c) Implementation of E-2 E-3 standard pay scales to the JTO and SDEs equivalent Executives and upgradation of subsequent pay scales as per BSNLs earlier proposal dated 06.06.2016: Dir (HR) mentioned that though Dot has referred the matter to DoE for comments but it seems that 3rd PRC implementation and upgradations of Pay scales settlement may be a difficult task. However, efforts will continue for the resolution of both the issues.

d) Implementation of Hon'ble Apex Court Judgements on TES Group-B seniority: We requested Dir (HR) BSNL Board for early implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgements on TES Group-B seniority to avoid contempt of Court Cases. Dir (HR) mentioned that necessary action is being taken by Pers. Cell in this regard. However, she will further discuss the matter with GM(Pers) and Jt. GM(Pers).

e) Grant of special C/L to AIBSNLEA Circle/ District level officer bearers: We requested Dir (HR) to grant special C/L to the AIBSNLEA Circle/ District officer bearers also for attending the various associations meetings and for its smooth functioning. Dir (HR) assured to discuss the matter with GM(SR).

f) Allotment of Association office to AIBSNLEA in BSNL Corporate Office: We extended our sincere thanks to Dir (HR) for the allotment of Association office to AIBSNLEA in BSNLCO. AIBSNLEA has been allotted Room No.19 in IR hall of Eastern Court campus which is under renovation. AIBSNLEA will shortly operate its office in room no.19 of IR Hall .

03.04.2018  Status of 147 SDE's Seniority Case in Hon'ble PB CAT New Delhi:

 

Shri Rupendra Pathak, one of the candidate among 147 SDEs filed a case in the Hon'ble PBCAT New Delhi vide OA No. OA/100/357/2018 against Department of Telecom & others praying Hon'ble PB CAT to direct the respondents to assign due seniority to the applicant in terms of the order dated 13.07.2006 and the benefits attached thereto.

 

He has further sought immediate relief that the respondents be restrained from disturbing the current position held by the applicant in the interregnum, since the applicant have a good prime-facie case and balance of convenience lies in favour of the applicants and against the respondents.

 

The case was listed today in the court number 1 at item number 24. However, due to non-availability of Hon'ble justice, the case is posted to 23rd July 2018.