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20.10.2014: AIBSNLEA is bringing out "BSNL EXECUTIVE DIARY-2015" which shall contain updated information on service matters mostly concerning the BSNL employees and also important information on Telecom Engineering and Financial matters. The important features of the Diary which was brought out last year by the Association would find place in this diary. ....<<<<Click here for details>>>>

20.01.2015: Comrades ! now only a few copies of the Diary are left. All Circle/District Secretaries are requested to place their orders immediately if not done earlier.



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27.02.2015: BSNL Corporate office issued letter regarding promotion of AOs/Sr.AOs to the grade of STS on ad-hoc basis wherein a proposal to conduct CPC for promotion to the grade of STS in Telecom Finance on adhoc basis in respect of eligible Accounts Officers as per BSNL MS Recruitment Rules-2009, which is presently under consideration of BSNL Management.  <<<Click here for letter>>>>   <<<Click here for list>>>>

27.02.2015: Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations in its meeting held on 27th February 2015 has decided as follows:

a) Two Days Strike will be organised on 21 -22 April 2015, instead of the proposed Indefinite Strike from 17th March 2015. The Strike notice will be served on the CMD BSNL on 12th March 2015 after holding a massive demonstration in front of BSNL Corporate Office. Demonstrations should be conducted on the same day at SSA/Circle levels. Press Conferences to be organised on the day at Circle levels, and if possible at SSA levels.

b) The Signature Campaign will continue till 31st March 2015 and the additional signed Memorandums will be presented to the Prime Minister on that day. The Memorandums should be sent to Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener Forum, D-7. Telegraph Place, Gole Market, New Delhi - 110001 so as to reach before 31-03-2015.

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27.02.2015: Smt Sujata Ray, ED (Finance), BSNL has been selected for the post of Director (HR), BSNL Board by the PSEB. We congratulate Smt. Sujata Ray for her selection as Director (HR).
27.02.2015: BSNL Board approved BSNL's Revival Plan in its Board meeting held on 26th February 2015. HR issues cleared by BSNL Management Committee may be discussed in the next Board meeting.
25.02.2015:BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding DE Regular promotions (left out case). <<<Click here for order>>>>


Com. P Venugopal, President in his opening remark mentioned that more than 35000 signature have been obtained and submitted to the Hon'ble PM.  The Parliament March was a successful.  The presence of the CMD in the meeting on 25.2.2015 was successful and a great achievement for all of us.  This could happen just because of  the relation of our GS with the CMD.  He mentioned that membership collection is very very poor and sad.  It is noticed that the circles are not keen on collecting the subscription is very much clear.  Regular meetings are not conducted by the circles and subscriptions are not collected regularly.  It is very much difficult to meet the day to day expenditure of the CHQ.  Now a time has come, if we do not improve the financial condition, the status of AIBSNLEA will be similar to that of BSNL.  We are not shouldering our responsibility.


The agenda item were discussed and approved.


After the self-introduction and observing two minutes silence in the memory of departed comrades, the GS report was presented.


In the report GS mentioned that the meeting here at New Delhi for the Central Office Bearers, Advisors and Circle Secretaries meeting of AIBSNLEA, after All India Conference at Nashik from 10th  November, 2013 to 12th November, 2013 and CWC Meeting held ay Hyderabad in August,2015. In today's meeting, we shall have the objective assessment of the efforts that we have initiated and the result that we could achieve after CWC Meet Hyderabad. We may also like to decide here the future plan of actions on Organisational Matters, Membership Verification of Executives Associations, Viability of BSNL & Status of long pending HR issues.


GS mentioned that this Central Office Bearers, Advisors and Circle Secretaries Meeting is being held at the most crucial period at New Delhi when BSNL has notified referendum of majority Executives' Associations and election is decided to be held in May'2015. BSNL is incurring losses for the last five years and may further face loss in this year. After CWC Meeting, Hyderabad, all the resolutions were immediately submitted to BSNL Management and DoT administration for settlement. All the issues of importance have been discussed in the informal meetings with Secretary DoT/CMD BSNL and other Sr. Officers of DoT/BSNL. But still many issues remains unresolved.  


He also mentioned in his report that in the Organisational front, we are to ascertain that Circles/Branches are functioning well by holding regular Branch/Circle elections and all the organisational action calls given by CHQ are implemented successfully. The membership has increased at Branches / Circles and some more efforts are required to enroll more & more executives to strengthen the Association, in view of the proposed membership verification of executive association. CHQ/Circle quota payment has to be ensured. There should be critical examination of our strength and weaknesses, so that proper corrective measures, wherever necessary, could be decided.


He also mentioned that we are to discuss the status of HR issues related to various cadres, which are to be taken up by AIBSNLEA at the appropriate level. Settlement of the issues is too judged on proper perspective, so that the unresolved issues could be planned to get resolved expeditiously.


BSNL's very existence and its viability is one of the important issue which need a thorough discussion. Performance of BSNL in all fronts have to be analyzed properly. We shall have to analyze, why the growth of BSNL is not up to our expectations and come out with concrete proposals to make BSNL a strong and viable Organisation. Implementation of ERP needs detailed discussions.


GS stated that the Confidence building measures in customers shall have to be given priority. Strategies are to be evolved for more revenue generation and its collection. This meeting may suggest reducing the operational cost and stoppage of unwanted expenditures. Delay in procurement of material i.e. drop wire, SIM cards, PIJF Cables/Jointing kits, MLLN/CPE Modems etc is adversely affecting the growth of BSNL and arbitrary deployment of ITS officers in BSNL are also matters of serious concern to all of us. This meeting should decide the definite line of action to get resolve the long pending issues and burning items related to viability of BSNL.


GS also stated that implementation of the assured Promotional Avenue i.e. CPSU Cadre hierarchy, implementation of E-2 & E-3 IDA pay scales to JTO/SDE equivalent executives, BSNL's HR Plan will take the centre stage during the discussions in this meeting. We are aware that the Management is not ready to implement CPSU Cadre hierarchy and E-2, E-3 standard IDA Pay scales. This meeting would also like to adopt time bound action plan to get the issue sorted out once for all.


GS mentioned that this would  certainly be an important meeting before referendum. During the period, after 4th All India Conference, Nashik, Maharastra Circle and CWC Meeting at Hyderabad. AIBSNLEA's consistent and untiring efforts yielded result in getting settled many issues. There had been numerous important developments which needs thorough and critical examination.


GS in his report requested to discuss the organizational status and activities of the association, mainly covering the period since Aug'2014 after CWC Meet Hyderabad. 


The report were discussed para by para in detail on the following points.


1.    Membership


2.    Contribution towards legal fund


3.    Membership verification of the Executives Association in BSNL:


4.    Regular Election of Branch/Circle Body of AIBSNLEA


5.    Journal/Circular/Website


6.    Publication of BSNL Executives' Diary – 2015


7.    Welfare Scheme


All the Organising secretaries briefed about the functioning of the circles within their jurisdiction.


Circle Secretaries have also reported about the activities of the circles.


Com. Amit Gupta in his speech welcomed Com. Udayasuryan back to the AIBSNLEA.  He requested Udayasurayan

to take similar action in Tamil Nadu to re-organisation and efforts to get the AIBSNLOA merged to AIBSNLEA.  

Many other circles AIBSNLOA is already merged. 


GS appreciated the decision of Com Udayasuryan to coming back to the AIBSNLEA by amalgamating the

AIBSNLOA and the strength of the AIBSNLEA, Chennai Telephones has increased.  The house welcomed the

decision of the Com. Udayasuryan.


GS also briefed about the activities and meetings of various circles and its performances.


All the O.Ss will have to ensure that the circle conferences and meetings are conducted by the circles under their



The following HR issued were discussed and status were also briefed by the G.S.


Implementation of Executives Promotion Policy in BSNL, Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy- Change of designations on each Time Bound upgradation on functional basis, Date of effect of Implementation of revised IDA Pay Scales for the Executives w.e.f. 1.10.2000, Settlement of Pay anomaly cases wherein senior Executives are drawing less pay than their juniors, Amendment in BSNL MSRRs allowing Diploma holders to the promotion of EE, Management Trainees Recruitment Rule-2009, HR Plan of BSNL, CPCs to fill up the vacant JAG, STS Group ‘A' & Group ‘B' Grade posts in BSNL on adhoc/ Regular basis, JTO (T)  to SDE (T) CPC against seniority cum fitness quota (67%), LDCE form JTO (T) to SDE (T), CPC from SDE (T) to DE Regular, CPC form DE (T) to DGM (Engg.), CPC from JAO to AO, CPC from AO to CAO Regular, CPC from AO to CAO (Adhoc), CPC from CAO to DGM (F) , CPC from JTO (E) to SDE (E), CPC from SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E), CPC from EE(E) to SE(E), CPCs from SE to CE and CE to Sr. CE, CPCs to fill up vacant AEs(Arch) and SDEs(Arch) Posts, CPC from JTO(C) to SDE(C), CPC from EE (Civil) to SE (Civil), Promotion orders from Assistants to Section officers and personal Assistant to Private Secretaries in the erstwhile CSS and CSSS, Issue of promotion order from JTOs (TF) to SDEs (TF) on regular basis, SDE (TF) to DE/AGM (TF) and DE to DGM (TF), Withdrawal of the system/practice of Local Officiating Arrangement or Local Officiating Promotion in BSNL and Introduction of Look After arrangement by Executives, Serious anomalies in the TES Gr. ‘B' officers' seniority lists, Implementation of E-2, E-3 standard IDA Pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives in BSNL, Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre, Regularization of offg. JTOs, Allowing to exercise option to Departmental JAOs on their promotion, Antedating of pay -  anomaly due to accrual of increment of Junior earlier than the senior after fixation of pay in revised pay scale implementation of 2nd PRC, Implementation of DPE order for payment of 78.2% IDA fitment benefit w.e.f. 01.01.2007 in BSNL, Grievances of PA/ Stenographers' cadre  viz. Post based promotions for P.A/P.S, Common Recruitment Rules & Nomenclature, Introduction of Promotion Policy for Stenos (Dying cadre), EPF Statement of BSNL recruited Employees, Superannuation benefits to directly recruited employees as per DPE guidelines, Meetings of Staff welfare Board / Sports & Cultural Board BSNL, Payment of pension contribution of the IDA pay scales, Deployment of ITS Group ‘A' Officers in BSNL,


The issue of officiating JTOs were discussed in detail.   The list of officiating JTOs should be submitted in writing in the AIBSNLEA letter pad to the CHQ for necessary action.


The following Other Organizational Activities were also discussed.


Establishment of Association office and permanent assets, Winding-up of all constituent Associations, etc.


Detailed discussions and deliberations were taken on the issues like Organisational Action programmes, Functioning of United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations and Joint Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations:


GS mentioned that the Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations of Non-Executives and Executives had organised several agitational programmes to pressurise government and Management to take decisions for the Revival of BSNL. The Forum has put the following demands before the Govt. for the revival of BSNL. But so far no action is taken by Govt. and Management on these issues.


Charter of Demands:


1)       Fill the posts of CMD/BSNL and Directors.


2)       Stop formation of subsidiary companies of BSNL.


3)       Grant Compensation for loss on landlines for rural area service.


4)       Procure of equipment for development, expansion and better service. Focus on laying OF cable to strengthen transmission network.


5)       Transfer all its Assets to BSNL


6)       Drop proposal for Merger of BSNL and MTNL.


7)       Allow Spectrum Liberalisation and Trading by BSNL.


8)       Fix Pension Contribution on actual basic pay instead of maximum of the pay scale for employees absorbed BSNL.


9)       Reject TRAI recommendation in to surrender 1.2 MHz spectrum in premium 900 MHz band by BSNL.


10)   Reject M/s Deloittee Consultant recommendations


11)   Free allotment of spectrum to BSNL


12)   Provide financial assistance to BSNL to expand network.


13)   BBNL should be merged with BSNL


14)   BSNL should start 4G Services.


15)   Refund of BWA spectrum charges to BSNL for the surrendered spectrum.


16)   Grant of 78.2% IDA merger fixation for pre-2007 and post-2007 Pensioners.


17)   Pension Revision of BSNL Pensioners


18)   Fresh Recruitment of Staff.


19)   BSNL service to be mandatory to Central Government, State Government and PSUs.


20)   Mandatory purchase of equipments from ITI to be scrapped.


21)   Implement cabinet decision on 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL direct recruited employees.


GS appreciated every one for participating in the Parliament March and making it a grant success which has been attended by thousands of BSNL Workers on 25th February, 2015.


Indefinite Strike from 17th March, 2015.  GS requested everybody and mobile and organize for the indefinite strike and making it a grand success.


In the Conclusion GS extended his thanks to the comrades of Delhi Circle & BSNL Corporate Office Circle for making arrangements for holding this meeting at Delhi.


The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks to the chair at 19.00 hours.   <<<<<<Click here for glimpses>>>>>


 A function felicitating Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL was held during the joint meeting of Office Bearers and Circle Secretaries meeting of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA at 19.00 hours on 25.2.2015 at Andhra Bhavan, New Delhi.


Com. P Vegugopal, President AIBSNLEA on behalf of AIBSNLEA presented Bouquets to the CMD.


Com Ravi Shil Varma , President AIGETOA on behalf of AIGETOA presented Bouquets to the CMD.


Com.  R P Sahu, GS AIGETOA presented Shawl to CMD.


Com. Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA presented memento.


Com. P Vegugopal, President AIBSNLEA in his welcome speech mentioned that the present CMD is BSNL optee and under his guidance BSNL will definitely flourish.


Com.  R P Sahu, GS AIGETOA in his speech mentioned that being the BSNL optee, there is a feeling that the trust of the employees and Association towards the management has increased.  He mentioned that we never demand anything which is beyond the permissible limit of BSNL management.  Though the committee has been formed before 5 years and requested to expedite the report of the committee towards the grant of common pay scale as per the DPE guidelines.  He also requested to settle the superannuation benefit of 30% fixation.  He mentioned that after making a contribution of 12% on completion of 14 years of service one executive is having 7 lakh Employees provident fund contribution, which is less than a years salary of an executive.  The Career prospects of the executives.  He also mentioned that recruiting MT above the experienced Graduate Engineer will definitely demoralize the executives.  The only fault of such executives is that he is working in BSNL.  Whereas the same executive if resigned and working in private can appear for the exam and become DGM.  He assured that all will follow the instruction of CMD and will compromise wherever there are compulsion on the BSNL management.


Com. Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA in his speech welcomed one and all.  He mentioned that inspite of the busy schedule, CMD has accepted our request and attended the function for which he expressed his gratitude.  He mentioned that it is great pleasure for all of us to have the CMD like Shri Anupam Shrivastava.  He has briefed about the field experience the CMD has in various circles.  He also mentioned about the struggle of the AIBSNLEA and BSNL Unions and Associations in pursuring the DoT administration to have BSNL opted Board of Directors and CMD.  He also mentioned that with the talent of Shri Anupam Shrivastava become CMD of the great organization BSNL.   He also mentioned that he is legend in the Telecom Industry and we are confident that under his leadership BSNL will grow much.  He is one of the officer like all of us who has taken absorption under 37A.  GS AIBSNLEA on behalf of both association assured whole hearted support to achieve the targets set by the BSNL management.


He also mentioned about the Parliament March and memorandum with 1 Crore Public Signature to the Hon'ble P.M. He also mentioned about the discussions taken place in the meetings important and burning issues of executives viz. CPSU cadre hierarchy, E2 – E3 pay scale to JTO and SDE equivalent executives.  It is mentioned that DoT has cheated all the BSNL absorbees by giving written assurance for Govt Pension under Rule 37A by subsequently mentioning the 60%-40% formula for contribution condition in the pay revision by the BSNL.  Though DoP&T has agreed to fix the pension the same has not been implemented and the pension liability of the BSNL is equal to the receipt side.


Making  such clause in the Pension revision will definitely burden the BSNL and BSNL is economy is badly affecting due the such financial burden.  The pension contribution of the retired employees of erstwhile DoT and MTNL is also being made on the BSNL and requested look into the matter for the better benefit of BSNL.  He also mentioned about the issue of AD(OL), PPS Posts creation and lack of concern in the HR team of BSNL CO who takes care of everybody.   He also mentioned about the limitation of CMD in many cases but requested to look into these aspects. He also mentioned about the shortage of Suma Cards in many circles, lack of stores, etc.   He mentioned that we have already submitted the joint resolution to the BSNL management which is pending in the Corporate, which is frustrating the executive community of BSNL and requested to spare some valuable time to settle such burning issues.


He wished great success and assured fullest support on behalf of the AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA.  He mentioned that under the leadership of Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL will definitely grow.


Com. Ravi Shil Verma in his speech on behalf of the gathering extended fullest support, presence, and are ready to work 24 x 7 Hrs for the revival of the BSNL and is waiting for your direction.  All the HR issues are leaving with him being the head of the organisation.


Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL thanked the gathering.  He mentioned that there is big BSNL Board meeting fixed for tomorrow morning and many works are to be completed.  He mentioned that there are many HR issues pending and lot of pressure.  He mentioned that the vehicle will move with two wheels only and the BSNL Management and Associations are the two wheels of the BSNL.  He assured that he is ready to sit with the Association to settle the HR related issues of executives.  He mentioned that BSNL fallen down to the lower level from the No.1 status to No. 10 in revenue generation and No. 5 in Market Share.  There is a life in the organization and are still able to manage operational expenses.  Once we make the BSNL profitable all the HR related issues will definitely restore and the aspiration of the members will be met by the BSNL management.


Com. J Saibaba, AGS, CHQ AIBSNLEA expressed vote of thanks.   <<<<<Click here for glimpses>>>>>>>


The meeting commenced at 4.00 pm with self introduction. The list of members present is recorded in the register.

Com. P Venugopal, President AIBSNLEA welcomed one and all.  He informed that after successful Parliament March by all the Associations and Unions, we have assembled to discuss about the organizational activities and viability of the BSNL.  He also informed that CMD BSNL is expected to address the gathering in the evening. He requested all to participate actively in the discussions and make the meeting a great success.


Com. Ravi Shil Varma, President, AIGETOA in his speech mentioned that it is almost 9 months back we joined hands together with AIBSNLEA to fight against the common issue of executives.  It is the unity of the experience of AIBSNLEA and energy of AIGETOA both together we can achieve the long pending issues.  With the passage of these 9 months, the  feeling of togetherness has been achieved which holds the key to success in resolution of the issues.  Members of the circles should discuss the issues related to circle with free and fair mind without any displeasure.   He ensured that this platform will achieve many things for the benefit of executives and the results are definitely to come in near future.


Com. R P Sahu, G.S. AIGETOA  in his speech mentioned that as per the decision taken at Hyderabad, trade union actions were to be commenced.  However, due to various reasons like strike by SNEA, the stand of the BSNL management especially in the ensuring referendum, etc.  It was proposed to go for a strike together with SNEA, which SNEA has not come forward and were not ready to go ahead with the strike.  Joining of new CMD, BSNL is also one of the reasons.  After the discussions and deliberations at various time with the new CMD, it is noticed that he is in favour of treating of the executives at par without any favour to ITS.  The issue of pay scale of JTOs are one of the pending issue for the last 5 years cannot be kept pending any more due to the ensuing pay revision.  The 5 increments granted to them have not solved their grievance.  Standard pay scale has to be implemented which is pending on the issue of pension contribution.  The loss of BSNL is not on operation ground, it is due to the depreciation value.  He mentioned that there is no reason for any further extension or waiting for the implementation of standard pay scale which has been clarified many time by the DPE. . He suggested to file an Individual case can be filed requesting the judiciary for directing BSNL management to fix a time limit of 2 to 3 months for finalizing the standard pay scale.   Hence a time limit of 2 to 3 months has to be fixed for settling the issue with the BSNL management and in case the same is not settled within the fixed limit, we have to go ahead with the trade union action.  The issue of 30% fitment benefit on superannuation issue which has already been fixed by the DPE is to be implemented immediately.  He mentioned that Direct Recruited executives are also entitled for pension from the fund of BSNL as against the pension from DoT for other executives for which BSNL is contributing as per the demand of DoT.  He opined that if need, we may allow the close the perks against meeting the demand of retirement fitment benefit of 30%. He also pointed out that there is a possibility of stopping perks, if we insist too much for fitment benefit. The issue of CPSU cadre hierarchy is also one of the long pending issues and the promotion upto D.E. level should be done automatically. There cannot be recruitment of MT which will be above the feeder cadre which will defeat the meaning of feeder cadre itself. AIGETOA is keen to go ahead with the trade union actions for which he has solicited the co-operation and support of AIBSNLEA.  Some executives are getting promotion on completion of 4 years as against the other getting it after 5 years which is not available in any PSUs.  He mentioned that time should be fixed with management  and cannot be prolonged any more, failing which we should go ahead with the Trade Union action for which AIGETOA has extended full support in whatever manner, we need to do.


Com. Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA welcomed one and all in the joint meeting.  The meeting has been planned and convened to discuss and decide the strategy to settle the HR issues.   Since the participation of all the Circles were also required, it was planned to convene the joint meeting of CHQ office bearers and Circle Secretaries of both Associations. He recalled the discussions and decisions taken in the CWC meeting of both the Associations at Hyderabad.  He has briefed about the agitation programme served by the SNEA and the discussions the GS AIGETOA discussed with SNEA CHQ and its withdrawal, etc.  Since the membership verification process was in progress the agitation programme  could not be planned. At present the membership verification is having stay at Bangalore Court.  BSNL management is trying to get the stay vacated and there is like that the verification may further prolong due to the court case. It is not good on the part of the Associations to keep on silence for the long pending issues for a long period.  Hence a formal programme was worked out with the discussion with the AIGETOA in the month of November 2014 and circulated to all the Circle / CHQ office bearers.  He has informed that during the last agitation programme of AIGETOA, the management was having vindictive nature and certain pending issues of the organization of AIGETOA and they need to settle those old issues before launching new agitation programme, hence the same could not be launched at that time.  Now the AIGETOA is ready for any trade union action and there is a real understanding of both the association members throughout the country and there is a trust amongst all.  He mentioned that while launching the trade union action, we should strongly mount pressure on the BSNL management.  GS also mentioned that AIBSNLEA has also approached the BSNL management and helped the AIGETOA to settle the pay cut issue of the members and the victimization is being normalized.  The BSNL management is also very well aware that both AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA is together.

He assured that AIBSNLEA will extend full support to settle the remaining victimization cases also and will get it settled at the earliest.


CPSU cadre hierarchy issue is pending and the committee formed for the purpose is not in favour of settling the issue.   He opined that BSNL has talented executives to fill up the posts and common pay scale is a must and the cadre cannot be degraded by giving E1 scale.  He extended the full support of AIBSNLEA to get the E2 anE3 pay scale for which strong organization action is required. 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited executives is also affecting the BSNL recruited non-executives also.   This issue will be included in the JAC agenda which also need separate follow up.


The proposal of 3% contribution as against the 12% contribution to the superannuation benefit was processed to the board meeting and after the interference of AIBSNLEA, the same has not been put up to the BSNL Board and the issue is pending with BSNL management. 


The demand of first time bound promotion should be 4 years as against 5 and 6 years has already been taken up and there are many judgments in the favour of executives which is also pending with BSNL management.  Inspite of the efforts, the BSNL management has postponed the LDCE and also based on the court case and contempt case.  New date will be fixed which will give relief to the affected the executives. 


The JTOs not getting first promotion even after completion of 20 years is very sad and he has appealed that individuals should not block the carrier prospect of the cadre by approaching the court, whatever may be the case, though we have limitation to stop individuals in approaching the court.  He mentioned that same was the case with JAOs and once they stopped approaching the court, about 2000 JAOs were promoted as AOs which has reduced the stagnation period to 3 years as against the 20 years in the case of JTOs.


He has briefed about the achievements like Executive Promotion policy, BSNLMSRRs, Transfer Policy, filling up of STS/JAG/SAG level Posts etc. etc. after his taking over as GS of AIBSNLEA.  He appealed to concentrate fully for the betterment of the executives of BSNL which is need of the hour. 


GS welcomed the support of GS AIGETOA for the proposed agitation programme.  He mentioned that AIBSNLEA is having members from all the fraternity and their issues and cadre progress is the sole responsibility of AIBSNLEA which needs to be taken note by AIGETOA.  We should be firm on the decision whatever may be we are deciding today after the discussion.  We will approach the sister association also to participate and join with us and in case they do not support, we have to stay with our decision firmly and go ahead.


After lot of discussions and deliberations, it was unanimously decided that the apex body consisting of both the associations will work out the strategy for active trade union action.  It was also decided that since there is an indefinite strike proposed from 17.3.2015, in the mean time the agendas identified in the CWC at Hyderabad and submitted to the BSNL management will be re-submitted and the concern of the joint CHQ officers meeting will be communicated by seeking a meeting  with CMD, BSNL and during discussion it will be informed to the CMD that in case the burning pending issues are not settled within the time limit, we are constrained to go on active trade union action.


Com Sai baba, AGM (Engg), CHQ, AIBSNLEA expressed vote of thanks.

Glimpses of Parliament March <<< Click here for the Photos >>>>

23.02.2015:GS, President, AGS (Engg.), OS (South), AGS(C/E/Arch/TF)met with Director (HR) and discussed regarding-

a) CPC from DE to DGM (Engg): We requested to expedite CPC from DE to DGM, since there is no stay order on promotion. Dir.(HR) assured to discuss the matter with GM(Pers) to expedite CPC.
CPC from JTO (T) to SDE (T): We requested to expedite the CPC from JTO to SDE to fill up about 6600 SDEs (T) post of seniority quota. Director (HR) mentioned that CPC work is in process but the promotion orders can be issued after the stay order granted by Hon'ble High court of Ernakulum is vacated.

c) Finalisation of BSNL's HR Plan:Director (HR)  mentioned that HR plan was discussed in the last BSNL Board meeting held on 20.02.2015 but could not be approved, since Board Directors wanted presentation from the consultant on this issue. Hence, next BSNL Board meeting will be held on 26.02.2015 to discuss the HR plan. After the approval of HR plan only, all the HR issues cleared by BSNL MC will be approved by BSNL Board.

d) Conducting Meeting with AIBSNLEA to discuss the pending issues:Director (HR) assured to convene the meeting at the earliest.

23.02.2015:GS, President, AGS (Engg.), CS KTK, CS TN circle met with GM (Pers) and discussed to consider the request for modification/Cancellation of SDEs /DEs transfer of KTK, TN and AP circles. GM (Pers) mentioned that some most genuine cases may be considered as per policy but people on promotion should go and join their posting stations in the interest of BSNL and their own interest. He assured such transfer cases will certainly be considered for their transfer to their present circle just after two years of service. 

23.02.2015:GS, President, AGS (Engg), FS, CS TN met with GM(PF) and discussed regarding-

a)  CPC from CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular): GM (FP) mentioned that 32 left out cases of CAO regular promotion pending for want of VCRs and it will be considered immediately on receiving the VCRs, now some VCRs have been received and the promotion orders have been issued immediately.

The CPC of 64 CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular) has to be initiated after taking the approval of the competent authority shortly.

The CPC to fill up 230 CAO posts on regular basis is in process. Some pending ACRs and VCRs are being collected to expedite the CPC.

b)  CPC from AO to CAO (Adhoc):The CPC to fill up 336 CAO posts of MT quota is in process and ACRs/VCRs are being collected shortly to expedite shortly.

c) CPC from JAO to AO: We requested to initiate CPC from JAO to AO to fill up the vacancies of AOs of the FY-2013-14. GM (FP) assured to move the proposal to initiate CPC from JAO to AO in the next week itself.

d) Consideration of some request transfer cases of AOs: We requested for consideration of some request transfer cases of AOs on promotion on genuine grounds. GM (FP) mentioned that already some cases have been considered for cancellation & modification and even some genuine cases are which will be examined.

23.02.2015: Parliament March on 25th February 2015

The arrangements for the Parliament March has been finalised in the meeting of Joint Forum held on 23.02.2015 after detailed discussion. The March will start from 11.00 AM from Corporate Office. Complete discipline should be maintained in the procession as well as in the rally. In addition to the invited guests like MPs and TU leaders, the General Secretaries will address in the stipulated time. The received copies of Memorandum will be submitted to the Prime Minister. However, the Signature Campaign will continue till 31st March 2015.

23.02.2015: Meeting with Member (Services), DoT

GS and GS, AGS AIRBSNLEWA Shri Kishan Singh and Shri Rakesh Sriwastava met Shri Rajeev Aggarwal, Member (Services) DoT and requested for an early reply to Member (Finance) on 78.2% IDA fixation for BSNL Pensioners. Member (Services) appreciated our concern and mentioned that the issue will be resolved but getting delayed due to departmental process. He also expressed his concern that this issue could have been settled along with BSNL serving employees itself however, he advised to meet and discuss with DDG (Estt) for the early comments.

23.02.2015: Meeting with PS to Hon'ble MOC&IT, GOI

GS and GS, AGS AIRBSNLEWA Shri Kishan Singh and Shri Rakesh Sriwastava met Smt. Vandana Sancheti (IAS) PS to Hon'ble MOC & IT and explained the issue of BSNL pensioners pay fixation as per the 78.2% fitment benefit. We expressed our serious concern against delay in implementing the DPE order whereas the same has been implemented about two years before for BSNL serving employees.  As per the clearance given by DOP&W and advice given by DoE a cabinet note have been moved by Pension Cell of DoT to the internal finance of DoT and again some queries has been made by DoT Finance Wing to the Pension Cell of DoT and now the case is pending for comments with SO (Pension) hence the case is shuttling between Finance Wing and Pension Cell for the last four months. DoT has informed ESKOVA wrongly that the Cabinet Note is pending with Hon'ble MOC & IT for approval. In view of this we requested for the kind intervention of Hon'ble MOC & IT. The PS mentioned that at the instance of Hon'ble MOC & IT this meeting has been conducted and she will brief the case to the Hon'ble MOC & IT.


(I)  Disinvestment in LIC, Air India, BSNL will unlocks lakhs of crores of rupees: Deepak Parekh  <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(ii) Airtel and BSNL team up to offer pan-India intra-circle roaming <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iii) Cabinet note on hiving off BSNL's tower assets soon   <<<<Click here for detail news>>>>


Geo Coordinates of BSNL CO, New Delhi-28.621653, 77.219644

Geo Cord of CHQ Office Bearers, Advisor, Circle Secretaries Meeting Venue at New Delhi 28.5888569522649, 77.228896971792

The above will help in locating the BSNL Corporate Office/ Meeting Venue in New Delhi if you have a Smart phone.

21.02.2015:Judgment Copy w.r.t. Rule-206 Court Case of SDEs(T) Seniority Case: 

 <<<Click here for the Copy of judgment dated 21.01.2015 w.r.t. Civil Appeal 4389/2011, Union of India V/s Sohan Lal Sayal & ORS in the Hon'ble Supreme Court >>>>>

20.02.2015:BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding

(i) Calling for VCs and pending APARs w.r.t. regular promotion to the grade of SDE(Civil) under seniority cum fitness quota(67% quota) - <<<Click here for order>>>>
(ii) Final All India Eligibility list of JTOs (Telecom) for Circulation - 
<<<Click here for letter>>>   <<<List Part - I>>>    <<<List Part - II>>>   <<<List Part -III>>>

19.02.2015:State Convention organised by Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations of Raj. Cirlce at PGMTD Campus,, Jaipur on 19.02.2015: The Great State Convention of FORUM of BSNL Unions & Associations of Raj. Circle was organised in a Grand Manner on 19th February, 2015 at PGMTD Jaipur campus. The convention was attended and addressed by Com. Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS BSNLEU, Com. Islam Ahmed, CHQ President NFTE, Com. G.L. Jogi, CHQ President SNEA(I), Com. Abhishek Jain, AGS AIGETOA, Com. Rajendra Khanna, CHQ President SNATTA, Com. Rasheed Khan, AGS, TEPU and Com. Karan Singh, Advisor CHQ, AIBSNLEA, Com. Vijay Singh, Org. Secretary, CHQ BSNLEU.

All the leaders explained the demands contained in the charter of demands, on which the indefinite strike from 17.03.2015 is going to take place. They exhorted the Rajasthan comrades to effectively take steps to make the strike 100% success.

Com. GS Sh. Prahlad Rai in his speech elaborately described the situation how the FORUM was compelled to move on the path of agitation. He appealed the comrades of Rajasthan Circle to mobilize the Signature Campaign at the level best and achieve the target assigned to Rajasthan Circle. He also appealed the comrades of Rajasthan Circle to attended Parliament March on 25th Feb. 2015 in maximum number.

Com. R.G. Dixit, President NFTE presided over the meeting and Com. Ashok Pareek, Circle Secretary BSNLEU Raj. Circle convened the meeting. CHQ heartily congratulated the Forum of Rajasthan Circle for organising a successful convention.

 >>> Click here for Glimpses


(i) BSNL to raise Rs 3000-cr short term loan   <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(ii) Aegis to support BSNL in ₹450-cr deal  <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(iii) BSNL to install 246 mobile towers in Naxal-affected areas   <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(iv) Target of installing 146 mobile towers in C'garh's red zones <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

19.02.2015:BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding

(i) Transfer and Posting/Cancellation in the grade of Accounts Officer / Senior Accounts Officer <<<Click here for order>>>>>

(ii)  Modifications regarding Promotion/ Posting orders of executives of Telecom Finance in the grade of Accounts Officer  <<<Click here for order>>>>

(iii) Furnishing ACRs and assessment report  w.r.t. preparatory exercise for All India Eligibility List of JTOs (T) seniority quota for vacancies 2009-2010 onwards - <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

(iv) Transfers and Postings in the grade of CE(E) <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

(v) Provisional Seniority List in the grade of regular Chief Architect (Eq. SAG) as on 01.01.2015 <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

(vi) LICE in BSNL - regarding conduction and declaration of result of LDCE (Hon'ble CAT Jabalpur judgment dated 14.08.2014) <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

(vii) Consolidation of SSAs into Business Areas  <<<Click here for Letter>>>>

18.02.2015:CHQ Office Bearers and Circle Secretaries at CHQ  ND  met and discussed regarding successful holding of Parliament March on 25th Feb. 2015 and to organize Joint meeting of AIBSNLEA / AIGETOA on 25th Feb., 2015 in afternoon and AIBSNLEA meeting on 26th Feb. 2015. All  the Circle executives are requested to arrange maximum signatures from customers for further submission to  Hon'ble Prime Minister on 25th Feb., 2015 after the Parliamentary March. All the CHQ Office Bearers are again advised to inform their arrival and departure schedule to Com. Alkendra Singh, AFS and Shri B. Chakraborty, AGS ( Finance) for smooth boarding and lodging arrangements.

18.02.2015: GS, FS met ED(CN) Shri M C Chouby and discussed regarding:-

(a)  Committee meeting to discuss on creation of PPS posts in field units: We requested for holding  an early committee meeting to decide creation of PPs posts in field units. ED(CN) assured to discuss the matter with Addl. GM (Pers) to fix-up committee meeting in the next week itself.

(b)  Committee report on HR Plan: ED (CN) Chairman Committee informed that committee report has been submitted to the Competent Authority to discuss and decide in BSNL Board . He also mentioned that committee has only advised that JTOs/SDEs may directly report to DE/AGM but on functional requirement JTO will report to SDE only. There is no proposal of merging of JTO and SDE cadre or abolishing the SDEs(T) posts as being plead by this Association.

(c)  Strengthening of BSNLs Core Network (CN):ED(CN) informed that sincere efforts are being made to strengthen the Core Network of BSNL by way procurement of new equipment. He explained that MPLS N/W  Edge Routers-232, APO has been placed. OTN (Optical Transparent Network) in all the states capital ( 47 Cities) tender has been floated, it will be opened shortly. OFC Cable at 24000 KMS tender has been floated. DBWDM-  after 2007-08 there was no procurement, but now the tender technical evaluations is in process, esteem on CPS on MADM Rs 900 Cr. tender is in process and the technical evaluation is going on, Transmission testing instruments tenders are being finalized shortly, Modems (MLLN) and multiplexer tenders are being floated shortly etc. All these equipments procurement will strengthen BSNLs Core Network.

(d)  Merger of Telecom Project Circles with Mtce Circles: ED(CN) mentioned that at present Telecom Project Circles are engaged with Rs. 8000 Crs. NFS NW building project of Army, Airforce and Navy. In the next two years it will not be appropriate to merge both the circles. The mtce. work is also equally important.

18.02.2015: GS, FS met CMD BSNL and requested for granting a meeting to discuss the long pending HR issues of executives, CMD advised Director (HR) to hold a meeting with the Association early and thereafter if required he will grant the meeting. Director (HR) who was present in the meeting assured to held an early meeting.

17.02.2015:  GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL regarding recommendations of Management Committee of BSNL Board on Consultant's recommendation on Revival & HR Plan of BSNL - Comments of AIBSNLEA <<<Click here for letter>>>>  <<<Click here for letter dated 07.01.2015>>>>>   <<<Annexure-I of letter dated 07.01.2015>>>   <<<<Annexure-II  of letter dated 07.01.2015>>>

17.02.2015: GS, AFS met ED(NB) and discussed regarding: ED(NB) apprised that AIBSNLEA have submitted a very informative and valuable suggestions M against the M/s Deloittee committee recommendations and management have considered  to drop the proposal of Deloittee recommendations in  the final draft with respect to civil/electrical/Arch and finance wings on  HR issues.

We also expressed our serious concern against the non settlement of the long pending HR issues of TF Executives.ED(NB) appreciated our concern and mentioned that GM(TF) cadre controlling authority has to initiate and process the cases which is lagging. However, he advised to take up the matter with Dir(HR)/CMD BSNL.

We apprised him about our  meeting briefs of PGM(BW) and requested for his kind intervention for early settlement of the issues. He assured to look in to the matter.  

17.02.2015:  GS, AFS, Advisor(HQ) met PGM(BW) , BSNL CO and discussed regarding

a)  CPC from JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil) :  We requested to expedite CPC from JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil), PGM(BW) assured to expedite the process and committed to complete the process in a time bound manner.

b) CPC from SDE(Civil) to EE (Civil) : We requested PGM(BW) to fill up more than 120 Nos vacant posts of EE (Civil), PGM assured  that as soon as the BSNL MSRR of EE(C/E/Arch) amendment is approved by BSNL Board the CPC will be initiated to fill up the vacant EE(C/E) posts.

c) Land & Assets Transfer from DoT to BSNL issue : We expressed our serious concern against allotment of PCE(Civil) office KALI BARI New Delhi land to UID department and adjoining BSNL staff qrts. land to JHARKHAND government for construction of JHARKHAND BHAWAN. We strongly protested this kind of  unauthorized and arbitrary  allotment and emphasized to take immediate administrative and legal action for such illegal acquisition of our assets by other ministries without consulting stake holders of the company, PGM(BW) reciprocated with the same spirit for retention of our assets and assured to take strong action in this regard. GS also assured to take the issue at appropriate level not to loose our BSNL hard earned assets at any cost.

We also requested to complete the process of Land & Asset transfers from DoT to BSNL. PGM(BW) appreciated our concern and mentioned that efforts are being made to prepare the documents of  L&A from all the circles.

d)  External Project work by BSNL (Civil Wing) : PGM(BW)  informed that target is being assigned to every circle CE(Civil) for carrying out external work at any cost and also apprised the planning to  under take BSNL ongoing   NOFN work and tower work in North East hard areas. PGM categorically mentioned that the circles, which failed to secure or gain the Civil external projects or  BSNL civil  works shall be held responsible and action will be taken to withdraw and shift the staff to the over loaded circles, where man power is required to complete the projects in time bound manner. He also pointed out the differences in between Turnkey job performed by Telecom vendors and by BSNL Civil wing and informed the recommendation of committee constituted under his chairmanship of PCE(Civil).

e)  Implementation of notional pay fixation in Civil/Electrical/Arch/TF: GS apprised the PGM(BW) regarding the disparity in implementation of pay fixation in civil/electrical/Arch/TF w.e.f. 1.10.2000 in the upgraded pay scales contrary  to Dr. Vinay  Shahi committee recommendations. PGM agreed and shown his concern regarding settlement of issue with management as the same benefit have already been extended to JAO cadre. He informed that the joint proposal in this regard has been sent the competent authority for consideration through GM(Pers.)  and ask the GS to help and coordinate at management level to resolve the issue at the earliest.

f)  Coordination in between Civil/Elect./Arch wings : GS asked the PGM(BW) to raise the common issues related to HR,  BSNL Project work,External Project works and other administrative matters jointly along with PGM(EW) to present in management strongly. PGM(BW) assured to work jointly with team spirit.

16.02.2015: GS, FS ,met GM(FP) and discussed regarding

(a) Modifications/Cancellation of tenure transfers of AOs: We requested for consideration of modification/Cancellation of AOs posting order on promotion on genuine grounds and consideration of tenure transfers of AOs.  GM(FP) mentioned that all the representations given by individuals and this association are being examined and shortly necessary action for  modification/cancellation will be taken.  The request of tenure transfer of AOs orders will also be issued shortly.

(b) CPC from AO to CAO Regular: We requested to expedite CPC from AO to CAO on regular basis.  GM(FP) mentioned that about 180 VCRs have been received in CVO Office from  Circles of eligible AOs which will be received in SEA Cell shortly.  CVO Office is perusing with Circles for collection of remaining VCRs.  GM(FP) assured as soon as the VCRs are received,  CPC to fill up 230 CAO posts on regular basis will be expedited.

(c) CPC from CAO(Adhoc) to CAO(Regular) left out cases: GM(FP) mentioned that CVO office has informed that about 14-15 CAOs VCRs have been received which will be sent to SEA Cell shortly for remaining VCRs, CVO Office is making efforts for collection.  He assured an early action in this regard.

16.02.2015: GS, met Sr GM(SR) and discussed regarding membership verification of executive association  :  Sr GM(SR)  informed that an application has been filed by BSNL in the Hon'ble High Court Bangalore of early hearing in the Court Case which is expected to be heard in the next week.  Thereafter only, the further action in this regard will be taken.

(a)  HR Plan of BSNL :  Sr. GM(SR) informed that HR plan has been prepared and being placed before BSNL Board Meeting on 20th February, 2015 for consideration. The draft proposal has been submitted to all the Unions/Associations to give comments immediately before Board Meeting. He also sought our comments before Board Meeting in this regard.

16.02.2015:  All CHQ Office Bearers/ Circle Secretaries are requested to see their e-mail box for some urgent message of GS, AIBSNLEA.

16.02.2015:  GS writes to

(i) The GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office regarding representation from Shri Kailash Chandra, JAO, HR No. 200003566, O/oGM(F), NTR , Eastern Court, New Delhi regarding review to consider for promotion in the cadre of AO Promotion  <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

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

16.02.2015:  BSNL Corporate Office requested vigilance clearance w.r.t. promotion from the grade of Architect (E4) to the grade of Senior Architect (E5) on regular basis-<<<Click here for letter>>>
16.02.2015: BSNL Corporate Office issued transfers and postings in the grade of SDE(E)  <<<Click here for order>>>
13.02.2015: Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the grade of Sub-Divisional Engineer (Telecom) under 33% Quota to be held on 15.02.2015 - deferred till further order due to multiple court verdicts resulting into contradictions and administrative constraints thereto   <<<Click here for letter>>>
13.02.2015: All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to arrange a list of offg. JTOs, who are the member of AIBSNLEA for extending the benefit of fixation of pay under FR 22 (1)(a)(i) to produce before the Hon'ble CAT PB, New Delhi for further necessary action. <<<<Click here for letter>>> 
12.02.2015: BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the grade of Sub-Divisional Engineer (Telecom) under 33% Quota to be held on 15.02.2015 wherein  it has been decided with the approval of competent authority to hold this exam for the single vacancy year 2010-11 only and admit cards generated for the candidates eligible for the vacancy years 2011-12, 2012-13 & 2013-14 may be treated as withdrawn. <<<Click here for order>>>

<<<Click for Hon'ble CAT Guwahati order>>>>

12.02.2015: GS met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding the court case on the LDCE for JTO (T) to SDE (T). GM (Pers) mentioned the Hon'ble CAT Guwahati (Assam) has directed to conduct the LDCE against year to year basis vacancies as per the earlier judgment of the Honble High Court of Shimla (Himachal Pradesh). At present the LDCE is notified to fill-up the LDCE quota vacancies of the year 2010-11, 11-12, 12-13, 13-14 and 14-15. Now after getting the legal opinion, the decision in this regard will be taken shortly. However, he mentioned that the LDCE will take place only against the vacancy year and the eligibility condition of the candidate which is to be decided shortly. Final decision in this regard is expected within one-two days.

11.02.2015: GS writes to

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

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

11.02.2015: GS, AGS(Fin), FS  met ED(Fin)  and discussed regarding:

a)    30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees :  ED(Fin) mentioned that the committee has already given its report in  this regard to Director(HR) for consideration which has been sent to GM(Estt) for comments by Director(HR). Hence, the matter may be now taken up with Director (HR) and CMD, BSNL for decision.  However, she is open for further discussion, in case the competent authority desire so.

b)   Consideration of  request for modification of posting order on promotion from JAO to AO :  We requested for consideration of requests for modification of transfer order of AOs on promotion on genuine grounds.  ED(Fin) mentioned that  all the JAOs on promotion to AO who have been transferred to other circles have represented for cancellation but all the posting orders cannot be cancelled.  However, some genuine cases and some discrepancies in stay particulars are  being examined by SEA Cell and shortly some decision will be taken in this regard.

11.02.2015: BSNL Corporate office issued tenure transfer and posting orders of AGMs/DEs in Telecom Operation Stream - <<<Click here for letter>>>

11.02.2015: GS writes to The Chairman cum Managing Director, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Corporate Office, 3rd floor, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi regarding stepping up the pay of the members of the Applicant Association to the level of their Juniors  <<<<Click here for letter>>>

10.02.2015:Pension for the Absorbed BSNL employees and the 60:40 issue- Present Position: When erstwhile DoT employees took absorption in BSNL, it was assured by the Government by introducing Rule 37A in CCS Pension Rule 1972, that payment of pension is the responsibility of Government and shall be paid by the Government, BSNL's responsibility will be only to pay the required pension contribution as per rules. (section 21 & 22 of Rule 37A). This was further clarified by the then Secretary DoT Sri Nripendra Kumar Misra  to Sri A K Sinha CMD BSNL on 15-03-2005, where commitment of DoT as per rule 37A has been reiterated.
Subsequently, on January 5, 2009 Sri Sidhhartha Behura the then Secretary (T) vide memo no 40-12(2007) Pen (T), notified that the responsibility of the Government for payment of pension to BSNL absorbed employees shall not exceed 60% of the receipt to the Government on a) Dividend from BSNL, b) License fee from BSNL and c) Corporate Tax/Excise Duty/Service tax paid by BSNL. The balance amount if any will be borne by BSNL.
It was however also mentioned in the memo that the provision of 60% is only for "funding purpose", and 
it does not in any way distract from the fact that ultimate liability of paying pension lies with the Government of India.
But on 11-07-2014 vide 40-13/2013-Pen(T), while replying a query related to 78.2% IDA fixation for pensioners DoT has informed the DoE that the 
provision of 60% is a Cabinet decision. It was also mentioned that from the year 2011-12 onwards the pension paid by DoT is much higher than the 60% figure.
Being curious on how the Cabinet approval was taken by the DoT on the 60% liability issue, Shri Amit Kumar Gupta, our veteran comrade, filed an
 RTI application with DoT. The reply to the query reveals that while processing the implementation of 68.8% IDA fixation for pre 2007 pensioners, the DoT has mentioned this provision in the Cabinet Memo and got the approval of the Cabinet on 15.01.2011. Now as per the Cabinet approval Government's responsibility for payment of pension to absorbed BSNL employees is limited to 60% only.

Click for <<Rule 37A>>> <<<<DoT letters (old)>>>, <<<<DoT reply to DoE>>>>, <<<<RTI application and replies>>>>, <<<<Cabinet Memo>>>.

10.02.2015:BSNL Corporate Office  signed MOU with State Bank of India(SBI) for extending various Loan Schemes to BSNL Employees  <<<Click here for letter>>>>

10.02.2015:BSNL Corporate Office circulated judgment dated 19.01.2015 of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in SLP (C) CC No(s). 396/2015 filed by Chandresh Kumar Tripathi and ors. Vs CMD BSNL & ors. regarding grant of grace marks in JAO Exam and requested to use this judgment in similar cases regarding grant of grace marks in various Courts and in disposing off the representations related to grant of grace marks. <<<Click here for letter>>>>   <<<Click here for judgment>>>

10.02.2015:  DoP&T issued clarification  on encashment of earned leave along with LTC - <<<Click here for clarification>>>>

10.02.2015:  Central Office Bearers, Advisors and Circle Secretaries meeting at New Delhi on 25th and 26th February, 2015  :  AIBSNLEA has notified CHQ Office Bearers, Advisors and Circle Secretaries meeting at New Delhi on 25th and 26th February, 2015.  All will be participating in the Parliament March on 25th February, 2015 at morning at 10.00 a.m. from BSNL CO to Parliament.  After the Parliament March of all the CHQ Office Bearers, Advisors and Circle Secretaries will reach to the meeting venue at 13.30 hrs. to have lunch and meeting.  The joint meeting of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA Office Bearers and Circle Secretaries will commence at 14.30 hrs in Andhra Building, Lodhi Road to discuss and decide the strategies on membership verification of Executive Association and settlement of the long pending HR issues till dinner at 20.00 hrs.  The meeting will further resume at 21.00 hrs.  upto late night session.

On 26th February, 2015,   the meeting will start at 9.30 a.m. to discuss and decide organizational activities, membership verification of Executive Association, Status of Accounts, strategies for future course of action for the settlement of long pending HR issues and viability of BSNL. The main focus will be on the organizational activities to strengthen the association.  Hence, all the Circle Secretaries are also requested to remit their CHQ Quota before this meeting. Also to provide the membership lists of their branches to CHQ.

The Circle Secretaries of nearby Circles i.e. Delhi, BSNL CO, New Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, UP (West), Rajasthan Circles are requested to bring their maximum members to attend the Parliament March  on 25th Feb, 2015 at New Delhi.  All the Circle Secretaries are requested to bring their Circle Bearers also in the Parliament March.  All the CHQ Office Bearers, Advisors, Circle Secretaries are requested to attend the Parliament March and Meeting in time.  For Arrival and Departure programme, all are requested to inform Shri N. L. Sharma AGS (HQ),  Shri Basudev Charkaborty, AGS (Fin)/HQ ,  Shri Alkendra Singh, AFS/HQ and Shri Satish Kumar, CS. Delhi Circle.           

10.02.2015:GS, FS and GS, President, AGS AIGETOA met Director (HR), BSNL and expressed our  serious concern against the non settlement of the pay cut issue of JTOs and some disciplinary  cases initiated during AIGETOA agitation programme in the MP Circle.  We requested him for his kind intervention in the matter.  Director (HR) spoke with CGMT MP Circle, GM (Pers.) and Sr.GM (SR) and discussed the matter for early settlement.  He assured for early settlement of the issues.

10.02.2015:GS, FS met GM (FP) and discussed regarding

(a) CPC from AO to CAO (Regular) left out cases:-  We expressed our serious concern against delay in issuing the promotion order of 32 AO to CAO on Regular left out cases.  GM (FP) informed that he has spoken to vigilance cell for early sending of the VCRs and already some have been received, hence shortly promotion order will be issued.

(b) CPC from AO to CAO Regular (230 CAO Posts)- GM(FP) informed that  most of the  VCRs have been received in the CVO office from Circles and remaining  VCRs of AOs will also be collected shortly.  He assured that as soon as all the VCRs are received, the CPC will be expedited to issue of 230 CAO Regular Promotion.

c) CPC from AO to CAO (Adhoc) basis (336 CAO Posts):-   GM (FP) assured to call the ACRs / VCRs of the eligible AOs for CAO Adhoc promotion shortly.

Meeting of the CMD with Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations on 09.02.2015

Consequent to the serving of strike notice by the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations, the CMD BSNL invited the  Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations for discussion on 9th February 2015, which was held in the Board Room of BSNL Corporate Office. S/Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL, A.N.Rai, Director (EB and HR), N.K.Gupta, Director (CFA and CM), Sujata Ray, ED(Finance), Shameem Akhtar, Sr.GM (SR) and other officers participated from the Management. The Forum was represented by Coms. C.Singh, Chairman, V.A.N. Namboodiri, Convener and General Secretaries of  the affiliated Unions/Associations. The meeting started at about 1500 hours and continued up to about 1900 hours.

The CMD in his introductory remarks mentioned that BSNL is a big company and this has to be taken into consideration while discussing the revival of BSNL. It has got a revenue of about Rs.28,000 crores and has assets worth Rs. 90,000 crores. While there was growth earlier, after 2006 it went down. There have been difficulties. Development of broadband is more important now. Data has become most important than voice telephony. Funds are required for the same, but taking loan is difficult since we have to pay the high interest also. Investment is required to expand the services. The entire issues have to be seen in this scenario. He congratulated the unions for taking up the issue of revival of BSNL.

Forum Convener thanked the CMD for holding the meeting and informed the decision of the Forum to organise a Parliament March on 25th February 2015 on the issue of Revival of BSNL and gave the notice to that effect.  He also mentioned about the efforts being made by the Forum for focusing the issue and propagating among the public. A Memorandum signed by more than one crore signatures from the public will be presented to the Prime Minister on the day of the Parliament March.

All the demands raised by the Forum were discussed. A brief report is given below.

Filling up posts of CMD BSNL and Directors: CMD post is already filled up. The filling up of posts of Directors, HR, Finance and CM has been taken up with Government.  Selection is already over on certain posts.

Stop Formation of Subsidiary Companies: Forum stated that BBNL should be merged with BSNL and no separate Tower Company is to be formed. Management stated that the proposal for Tower Company is only to focus on the tower business, but it will only be a subsidiary company.

Grant of Compensation for providing rural services: The management fully agreed with the demand of the Forum for adequate compensation for the loss making services in the rural areas. CMD stated that even Rs. 1,250 crore approved in lieu of ADC is yet to be paid to BSNL by DoT. The Forum leaders demanded that the issue should be seriously pursued.

Procurement of equipment:  The Forum demanded immediate procurement of Cable, Broadband Modem, Drop Wire, Mobile lines etc. for expansion. Management explained the present position. There was some problem with the tender of SIM card which is being sorted out.

Transfer of all assets to BSNL: The BSNL Management was in support of the demand, but the government has to take decision.

Drop proposal of BSNL-MTNL Merger: The Forum explained that until the three important issues of Disinvestment of MTNL, huge liability of BSNL and HR issues are sorted out, no merger will be accepted. The Management stated that no final decision has been taken in the matter.

Spectrum Liberalisation and trading by BSNL: Management stated that there is no bar as far as 3G is considered. But since 2G was allotted without auction, the government will not allow spectrum trading and liberalisation in 2G.

Fix pension contribution on basis of actual pay instead of on the maximum of the payscale: BSNL management stated that this issue is being pursued  with DOT.

Surrendering 1.2 MHz spectrum by BSNL: Management stated no decision has been taken so  far.

Reject M/s Deloittee Consultant recommendations: Detailed discussions took place in the matter. This will be further discussed with the Forum within 10 days.

Refund of BWA Spectrum charges to BSNL for the surrendered spectrum: This is being pursued.

Grant of 78.2% IDA pension fixation: The undue delay in the settlement of the issue was strongly protested by the Forum leaders. Management agreed to pursue the matter.

Implement Cabinet decision on 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL direct recruited employees:  The Forum leaders strongly demanded that 30% superannuation benefits should be  ensured to new recruits. After discussion, the management wanted a detailed note  on the issue.   This will be furnished by the Forum.

Management agreed to issue minutes of the meeting.

The meeting was cordial, but the issues are not settled, since most items are to be settled at DOT/Govt. Levels. Hence our preparation for the struggle should continue.

10.02.2015: GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivasrava, CMD, BSNL regarding  concessional Telephone facility to Retired/Retiring employee of BSNL policy [Ref.: Corporate office Lr.No2-7/2007-PHA Dtd.20-07-2007] <<<Click here for letter>>>   <<<Click here for ref. letter>>>

10.02.2015: GS writes to

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

(ii) The ED (Fin.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding representation from Shri Bijay Kumar Patra, CAO, O/o the GMTD Rourkela regarding granting of due promotions <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) The ED (Fin.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for posting/transfer/retention in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iv) The GM (Estt.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for posting/transfer/retention in the Cadre of JTO   <<<Click here for letter>>>

09.02.2015: GS, AGS (HQ) met GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:-

(a) CPC from JTO (T) to SDE (T) : We expressed our serious concern that instead of allotting the case in the Hon'ble High Court Kerala (JTO to SDE promotion issue) to Sr. Advocate Shri Ramkumar who did special appearance  as senior in Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam and made good results, it was given to an ordinary advocate who is unaware of the matter. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter. 

(b) CPC from DE to DGM:  GM (Pers.) mentioned that Hon'le Supreme Court Judgment on Rule- 206 TES Group 'B' seniority list is still awaited. As soon as the Judgment is pronounced the immediate action will be taken to expedite CPC.

(c) LDCE from JTO (TF) to SDE (TF): We requested to finalize syllabus of LDCE from JTO (TF) to SDE (TF) and notification of LDCE. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.  

09.02.2015:CMD BSNL hold meeting with forum of BSNL Unions/Associations on revival of BSNL:  GS, FS, attend the Forum meeting. Forum extended thanks for conducting the meeting and congratulated Shri Anupam Srivastava for assuming the high office of CMD BSNL. CMD while welcoming all thanked for congratulating him on joining as CMD BSNL. He mentioned that BSNL is a Big PSU having annual turnover more than Rs. 28000 Crores and there is sufficient scope to increase it further which is the need of hour. BSNL is not comparable with small-small PSUs. BSNL is earning Rs. 28000 Crores annually and expenditure is also Rs 28000 Crores only but the assets depreciation of BSNL is about 9000 Crores per annum which amounts losses. The salary expenditure is about Rs. 15000 Crores per annum but the company "EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization)  " is Comfortable. BSNL has invested Rs. 400 Crores in GSM Phase-VII equipment procurement but further CAPEX can't be spent. There is big scope in wi-fi and data service to earn more revenue. BSNL is still number one in landline, OFC and Copper n/w. In NOFN project about 8000 Panchayats have been connected by BSNL but the OLTs are yet to be procured by BSNL to provide connectivity. Regarding creation of tower subsidiary he mentioned that we are not for joint venture at this stage but to have separate unit of BSNL as tower subsidiary to focus on tower sharing business with is "Gold Mine". BSNL is planning to launch 8- Projects on system integrations to benefit BSNL and now the more focus will be given to strengthen the core net work (MPLS) etc. He appealed that some more efforts are required in field units to increase the revenue for turn around. He welcomed for discussion on the issues of Forum on Revival of BSNL and all the 21 items were discussed in detail for four hours. CMD assured to hold monthly meeting with the representatives of Forum for the betterment of BSNL.         


(i) Why BSNL Employees are going to Indefinite Strike from March17 2015?   <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

(ii) Ravi Shankar Prasad to launch Wi-Fi service for Varanasi ghat on February 8 <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

06.02.2015:DoPT order regarding inclusion of eligible officers who are due to retire before the likely date of vacancies, in the panel for promotion-<<<Click here for order>>>>

(i)   BSNL to make profits again by 2018-19 with a focus on data services <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

06.02.2015: Congratulations! BSNL Corporate Office issued Promotion of JTOs (E) to the grade of SDE (E) in BSNL against 67% SCS quota <<<Click here for order>>>

05.02.2015:Meeting with CMD BSNL:

GS, AGS (HQ) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding-

a.    Non-settlement of the long pending HR issues: We requested for granting a formal meeting for the discussion and settlement of the long pending HR issues. CMD appreciated our concern and assured to conduct a meeting to discuss HR issues in the first week of March 2015.

b.    Punctuality in office duty: We appreciated the effort in implementing the punctuality orders in BSNL Corporate Office. CMD appreciated our concern and told that it will be ensured to implement the punctuality order in the Circles/SSAs also.

c.    Filling-up of the SSA Heads posts: CMD mentioned that officer strength in the BSNL Corporate Office and in the Circle Offices will be reviewed and the excess officers will be posted in the SSAs.

05.02.2015:Meeting with GM (Estt):

GS, AGS (Finance) met GM (Estt) and discussed regarding-

a.    Clarification on Offg JTOs pay fixation and officiating promotions: GM (Estt) mentioned that as per our earlier discussion and on the queries of Circle the clarification has been issued to the circles on this issue  <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

b.    Pay fixation with 3% on old scale and 3% in promoted scale: GM (Estt) mentioned that after receiving the reply from DoT, a self contained note for clarification will be sent to DPE for clarification as already given to BHEL. We requested to settle the issue in BSNL itself but he was fixed to sent it to DPE for clarification.

c.    JTO RR-2015: GM (Estt) mentioned that this issue along with other HR issues i.e. 5-increments to JAOs-2013 batch, JTO (SRD) etc will be placed in the BSNL Board meeting after the approval of BSNL's HR plan in Board. A committee of 7 GMs of HR functions is constituted under the chairmanship of ED (CN) to examine and report on BSNL's HR plan to Board. One committee meeting is already over and shortly committee will submit its report.

d.    Consideration of request transfers, Para-8 transfer of JTOs: GM (Estt) mentioned that till the time BSNL Board gives approval to the new JTO RR-2015 and recruitment of TTAs in circles, the substitutes are not available. Hence, after JTOs/TTAs recruitment only all the requests of JTOs on Para-8 will be considered.

05.02.2015:Meeting with Member (Finance):

GS, AGS (Finance) met Member (Finance) Smt. Anne Moraes and requested to give finance clearance to the Cabinet Note on 78.2% IDA Pay fixation case of BSNL pensioners pre retired 01.01.2007 and post retired 01.01.2007. Member (Finance) confirmed that case is pending in her office for clearance and assured for early clearance.

05.02.2015:Meeting with Director (Estt):

GS, AGS (Finance) met Director (Estt), DoT Shri Pracheesh Khanna and requested for 78.2% Pay Fixation to BSNL pensioners. Director (Estt) informed that the Cabinet Note is pending with Member (Finance) for clearance.

05.02.2015:Meeting with Director (Staff):

GS, AGS (Finance) met Director (Staff), DoT Shri N.R. Bishnoi and discussed regarding legal opinion to BSNL for the Review Petition (SLP) against the Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgment on TES Gr. “B” seniority list Nos. 6 and 7. Director (Staff) informed that DoP&T has suggested to file SLP in the Hon'ble Supreme Court in the matter and shortly it will be communicated to BSNL for further necessary action.

04.02.2015:Meeting with PGM (EW):

GS, AGS (HQ), AFS met PGM (EW) Shri U.N. Rai and discussed regarding

(a)     CPC from JTO (E) to SDE (E) :- We requested to fill–up the vacant SDEs (E) posts. PGM (EW) informed that the CPC from JTO (E) to SDE (E) is in process to fill-up 6 SDEs (Elect.) vacant posts and has been sent to the competent authority through GM (Pers.) Cell.

(b)     CPC from EE to SE:- PGM (EW) informed that the proposal to fill-up vacant SE (Elect) posts has been sent  to the Competent authority through GM(Pers.) Cell.

(c)     Consideration of Distance Education: PGM (EW) informed that on the basis of committee directions a letter has been sent to the Ministry of HRD for clarification on their earlier letter and after receiving the clarification, the  committee will take the decision on this issue.

04.02.2015:Meeting with GM (FP):

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

(a)     CPC from AO to CAO: - We requested to expedite CPC from AO to CAO to fill-up 230 CAOs posts on regular basis and 336 CAOs posts on Adhoc basis. GM (FP) mentioned that the CPC from AO to CAO on regular basis to fill up about 230 CAO posts is in process and VCRs are awaited. The approval of the competent authority to fill-up 336 CAO posts on Adhoc basis has also been received and shortly CPC will be initiated. We extended thanks for taking the approval to fill-up 336 CAO posts on Adhoc basis as assured by him in our last meeting.

(b)     Consideration of request for cancellation /Modification of AOs posting orders on promotion of genuine Cases.  GM (FP) assured that all the repressions  on genuine medical grounds or seniority / problems will be examined after 6th Feb-2015

04.02.2015:Meeting with Addl. GM (Pers):

GS, FS met Addl. GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:-

(a)     Notional Pay Fixation in upgraded pay scales w.e.f. 1.10. 2000 to JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch/TF) Engineering wings and PA/PS  Cadre: We requested to process the case to the competent authority for allowing notional pay fixation in the upgraded pay scales w.e.f. 1.10.2000 to JTOs/SDEs (C/E/Arch/TF) and PA/PS cadre at par with JAOs. Addl. GM (Pers.) discussed the matter with the concern AGM (Pers.) and directed him to process the case as already sent by PGM (BW) for consideration. He assured an early action in this regard.

(b)    Creation of PPS posts in field units: Addl. GM (Pers.) assured to re-fix the date of holding committee meeting in consolation with ED(CN), GM (Rstg.) and GM (Estt.) to discuss and decide the matter shortly.

(c)     Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre: Addl. GM (Pers.) mentioned that still the reply from DOT is awaited on this issue. However, he assured to peruse in DOT for an early reply. 

(d)     Review petition on TES Group “B” seniority lists no 6 & 7 quashing by Hon'ble Supreme Court: Addl.  GM (Pers.) informed that the matter has been taken up with DOT for instruction for further necessary action. DOT has sent it to DOP & T for clarification which is still awaited. He spoke with Director (Staff) DOT and discussed regarding early action in this regard.

(e)     CPC from DE to DGM: Addl. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the CPC work from DE to DGM is in process. The VCRs are being collected from CVO but the judgment on Rule 206 of TES Group “B” seniority case from Hon'ble Supreme Court is still awaited. He assured that as soon as the judgment from Hon'ble Supreme Court is received the CPC from DE to DGM will be expedited.

(f)      CPC from JTO to SDE (T): Addl. GM (Pers.) mentioned that ACRs /VCRs of the eligible JTOs against the SDEs (T) for the vacancy year 2009-10,2010-11 and 2011-12 (About 4500) are received and are being accessed but the ACRs/VCRs against the vacancy years of 2012-13 and 2013-14 (About 2000) have been called from circles. However, the CPCs will be expedited only when the stay order against promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) is vacated in the Hon'ble High Court Kerala. 

04.02.2015:BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding

(i) Approval thereof Holding of LICE for TTA under 50% quota for the Recruitment Year-2014 - <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Approval of Competent Authority to sign admit card by DE/AGM w.r.t. LDCE for promotion to the grade of Sub-Divisional Engineer (Telecom) under 33% quota to be held on 15-2- 2015 ( Sunday) <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(iii) Promotion/Posting in the grade of Accounts Officer  <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

(iv) Regularisation of services of STS Ad-hoc of Telecom Finance / Promotion to the grade of STS (CAO/AGM) on regular basis <<<<Click here for letter>>>

04.02.2015:Status of JTO(T) to SDE(T) CPC: Hon'ble High Court Kerala stayed JTO to SDE promotions for three weeks.

The applicants filed an appeal against the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench Judgment in the Hon'ble High Court Kerala. Hon HC stayed the promotions for three weeks with directions to BSNL to file the reply in three weeks time. AIBSNLEA advocate opposed the stay on promotions from JTO to SDE. However Hon Court given interim stay for 3 weeks. The case is listed for hearing after 3 weeks.

GS met with Addl GM (Pers) and requested to continue the CPC process so that as soon as the stay order is vacated, the promotion orders from JTO to SDE may be issued immediately.

<<<<Click here for DO letter of CMD BSNL to all CGMs / SSA Heads regarding revenue growth as per financial targets >>>>

<<<Click here for DO letter of CMD BSNL on Punctuality in BSNL offices>>>>

CMD Letter to Unions of Officer / Executives / Employees  <<<Click here for letter>>>


All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested to convey the sprit of above letters among our members.


All the Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure that the Signature Campaign of One Crore signatures from the public is to be completed before the Parliament March (25.02.2015) as per the target given to Circles.

04.02.2015:Status of JTO(T) to SDE(T) CPC: The status of pending ACRs/VCRs are as under:-

ACRs Pending ==>  BR, GUJ, KTK

VCRs Pending ==>>AP, AS, BR, GUJ, KTK, NE -II , PB , TN, UP(W) .
All the respective Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure that the VCRs/ACRs from the above mentioned Circle will reached the BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi at the earliest.


(i) Retired Govt. Employees Can Now Avail Benefits of Missed Promotions  <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

03.02.2015:BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding immediate implementation of tenure transfer order in the grade of AGM/DE in Telecom Operation Stream- <<<Click here for order>>>

In the said order, CAO of respective Circle(s) are requested not to draw salary from 15.02.2015 for these officers.

03.02.2015:BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding to view Privilege in HRMS/ERP modules for Vigilance cell  <<<Click here for order>>>
02.02.2015  GS writes to

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