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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>>>
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24.06.2016:      BSNL Corporate Office circulates that an OA has been filed by Shri Chet Ram & others Versus CMD, BSNL before Hon'ble CAT, Jodhpur Bench. The main grievance of the applicant in the OA is that "clause set forth in schedule in column 11 of JTO (T) RR-2014 is erroneous by which respondent department has arbitrarily provided for the absorption of officiating JTO's and making discrimination amongst its employees as it provides the double treatment for the appointment for the post of JTO against 50% internal quota by providing absorption to the screening test qualified & phase-I trained officiating JTO's and then LICE for remaining posts."

 

The Hon'ble CAT in its interim order dated 06.04.2016 has said "Heard counsel for applicant. We are not inclined to grant any other interim order other than that if at all any promotions are made, it will be subject to the result of the OA and all those promotees must be specifically informed of the existence of this OA, so that they can, if they want to get themselves, be impleaded".

 

To comply with the orders, all such promotes (Officiating JTO's, regularized as per provisions of new JTO (T) RR-2014) are informed of the existence of this OA, so that they can, if they want to get themselves, be impleaded. The case is listed for hearing on 04.07.2016. <<<<Click here for BSNL CO Letter>>>>> <<<<Click here for Hon'ble CAT Order>>>>>

24.06.2016:     GS writes to:

Shri Anupam Shrivastawa, CMD BSNL regarding recognition of majority representative Association of serving Executive employees in BSNL – Holding of 1st membership verification – Extension of last date for submission of applications – Our protest   <<<Click here for letter>>>

24.06.2016:     Meeting with Member (Finance), Telecom Commission:

GS along with the members of Core Committee of the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations met with Member (Finance) and discussed regarding:

 

A. GPF Payments to BSNL employees through CCA: We expressed our apprehensions regarding payment of GPF to BSNL employees through CCAs in the field units of BSNL. Member (Finance) confirmed that DoT is going to decide a policy for payment of GPF to BSNL employees through CCAs wherein she explained that the sanction of the GPF payment will be issued by the concerned SSA which will go to Circle Office then to CCA Office for payment. The CCA after examining the sanction will make the payment in the bank account of the concerned employee directly under intimation to the SSA. The payment will be released twice / thrice in a month. This experiment is started in Punjab Telecom Circle by today itself which can be seen and experienced.

 

B. Payment of pension contribution on actual basic of BSNL pensioners: We requested to take up the matter with Govt. for payment of pension contribution on actual basic of BSNL pensioners. Member (Finance) informed that the matter has already been taken up with the Govt. nodal ministries i.e. DoP&W, DoPT and DoE wherein DoE has clarified that in CDA scales the pay scales are on grade pay basis but in BSNL it is not there. Hence, the pension contribution to be made on the maximum of the IDA pay scale however, DoE has advised to take up the opinion of DoP&W and DoPT in this regard. And now the same has been sent to DoP&W and DoPT for clarification.

 

C. Payment of Salary of BSNL employees working in DoT on deputation, Electricity/Water Bills to BSNL from DoT: We requested for releasing the payment of Salary of BSNL employees working in DoT on deputation, Electricity/Water Bills to BSNL from DoT. Member (Finance) clarified that in TERM Cell of DoT, BSNL employees are working against the non-sanctioned posts which are to be sanctioned by DoT. But in CCAs, the employees on deputation are working against the sanctioned posts. Hence, there is no hurdle on payment in respect of these employees but there is a problem for TERM Cell employees with respect to their payment of salary from DoT. She further mentioned that it is logical that DoT should make the payment of Electricity / Water Bill and other maintenance charges to BSNL.

23.06.2016:     GS writes to:

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

(a) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DGM (Adhoc)

(b) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DE/AGM

      <<<Click here for letter>>>

2. The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of Accountant Personnel <<<Click here for letter>>>

23.06.2016:     GS, FS Sh. T.C. Jain, AGS (HQ) Sh. N.L. Sharma, AGS (Finance) Sh. Raj Pal and Advisor (HQ) Sh. Satish Kumar met on courtesy call with Director (HR) after 5th AIC held at Mysuru from 17th to 19th June 2016, introduced the new CHQ Office Bearers stationed at New Delhi. Also felicitated her on behalf of 5th AIC with Shawl and Memento. We sought her cooperation and assured our full cooperation.  Director (HR) congratulated the newly elected CHQ Office Bearers and successful holding of the 5th AIC in a grand manner at Mysuru. Director (HR) also assured her fullest co-operation. During courtesy call meeting Director (HR) emphasized for a smooth conduction of the membership verification of the executive associations.

 

On the issue of implementation of E2 to E7 IDA Pay scales, Director (HR) informed that DoT made some queries on BSNL's proposal for replacing the existing scales by E2 to E7 IDA Pay Scales that what will be the financial Burdon on BSNL on implementation of the revised pay scales which has been replied to DoT that mainly the pension contribution payment from 01.01.2007 amounting about 364 Crores will be born by the BSNL. The reply has been sent to DoT.

 

Director (HR) further mentioned that the DoT has raised the objection in giving pay fitment benefit on each promotion in E9 scale and granting DNI on its actual date after time bound promotion by allowing options. DoT has advised that as per DoPT instructions DNI can be given only after completion of the service of one year. Hence, DoT is insisting to review of the fixations and make the recoveries of the excess amount paid.

 

We requested to settle the appeal cases of Comrade R.P. Shahu, SDE, MP Circle and Comrade A. Thomas, SDE, Rajasthan Circle at the earliest. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter. 

<<<<Click here for the Photo1>>>>> <<<<Click here for the Photo2>>>>> <<<<Click here for the Photo3>>>>> <<<<Click here for the Photo4>>>>>

23.06.2016:     BSNL Corporate Office relaxes the condition of minimum one year as on date for the Associations which are registered under the Societies Act or the Trade Union Act and allows all the Associations of serving executive employees in BSNL for participation in the verification process, which are registered under the Societies Act or the Trade Union Act as on date  <<<<Click here for the notice>>>>>

Now, as per the revised schedule the last date for submission of application is 22.07.2016 and the date of conduction of the election is 16.11.2016.

23.06.2016:     BSNL Corporate Office Circle Body welcomed and felicitated Com. Prahlad Rai on his election to the post of General Secretary for the consecutive fifth term and assured him fullest co-operation. <<<<Click here for the Photo>>>>>
22.06.2016:     The DPC for promotion CAO to the cadre of DGM (Finance) on adhoc basis is held  up due the want of APARs. The list of Regular CAOs eligible for  along with the wanting APARs (CRs) as on 22-06-2016 is attached. All the CHQ Office Bearers / Circle Secretaries / District Secretaries are requested to kindly make all out efforts for making available the pending APARs concerning to their Circle / District at the earliest so that the much awaited CPC may be held. <<<<Click here for the List>>>>>

<<<Click here for the video of Procession on 17.06.2016 just before OPEN SESSION of 5th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA at Mysuru (You Tube link)>>>>>>

21.06.2016:     BSNL Corporate Office issued notification regarding recruitment for the Post of Junior Engineer( Erstwhile TTA) in BSNL from External Candidates  <<<<Click here for order>>>>>

19.06.2016:      All India Conference, Mysuru - Third Day : 19th June 2016:

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

 

General Secretary's report approved unanimously.

Statement of Accounts approved unanimously.

 

Elections for the new body held unanimously. The complete list of the Central Office Bearers, Auditor and Advisors is as mentioned below: <<<<Click here for the letter addressed to CMD regarding the election results >>>>>

Central Office Bearers:

S.

No.

Post

Name

DESIGNATION &

POSTING CIRCLE

MOBILE

No.

01

President

Shri S. Sivakumar

AO,

STR, Tamil Nadu

9486102121

02

Vice President - I

Smt. K.N. Baby Rani

SDE (T),

Kerala

9446404151

03

Vice President - II

Shri Appalal J Chakoli

SDE (T),

QA, Karnataka

9449824669

04

General Secretary

Shri Prahlad Rai

DGM (T),

BSNL CO, New Delhi

9868278222

05

AGS (Head Quarter)

Shri N.L. Sharma

AGM (T),

BSNL CO, New  Delhi

9868115301

06

AGS (Engineering)

Shri B.S. Reddy

DGM (T),

Andhra Pradesh

9440000322

07

AGS (Finance)

Shri Raj Pal Sharma

AO,

BSNL CO, New Delhi

9868123459

08

AGS (Civil/Elect/Arch/TF)

Shri P.C. Joshi

SDE (E),

NTR, New Delhi

9868101066

09

AGS (PS/CSS/Others)

Shri K.P. Nair

PA,

Maharashtra

9422663434

10

AGS (Direct Recruits)

Shri Ajay Kaswan

SDE (T),

Punjab

9417400006

11

Finance Secretary

Shri T.C. Jain

AO,

BSNL CO New Delhi

9868188748

12

Organization Secretary (North)

Shri Devesh Sharma

JTO (T),

Rajasthan

9413394710

13

Organization Secretary (South)

Shri Udayasuriyan P.

DE (T),

Chennai TD

9444404111

14

Organization Secretary (East)

Shri Prusun Kumar Mukhopadhyay

DE (T-LA),

Calcutta TD

9432000184

15

Organization Secretary (West)

Shri C.M Saste

DE (T),

ITPC, Maharashtra

9422300555

 

Auditor:

S. No.

Post

Name

DESIGNATION &

POSTING CIRCLE

MOBILE

No.

01

Auditor

Shri Bhagwan Singh

SDE (T), Rajasthan

9414001895

 

Advisors:

S. No.

Post

Name

DESIGNATION &

POSTING CIRCLE

MOBILE

No.

01

Advisor (East)

Shri S.K. Jena

SDE (C), Odisha

9437011370

02

Advisor (West)

Shri M M Kanani

AGM (T), Gujarat  

9427217002

03

Advisor (North)

Shri Karan Singh

DGM (T), Rajasthan

9414001958

04

Advisor (South)

Shri S. Narender

AO, ITPC, Andhra Pradesh

9490206786

05

Advisor (Central)

Shri Parvez Khan

SDO (T), Madhya Pradesh

9425001163

06

Advisor (Head Quarter)

Shri Satish Kumar

SDE (T), QA, New Delhi

9868583030

07

Advisor (Legal)

Shri R. Guru Prasad

DGM (Finance), Tamil Nadu

9486102406

08

Advisor (General-I)

Shri M.S. Srinivas

DE (T), STR, Karnataka

9449859595

09

Advisor (General-II)

Shri Dinesh Meghwal

JTO (T), Rajasthan

9413395750

10

Advisor (General-III)

Shri Naresh Thakur

DE (T), Himachal Pradesh

9418006600

11

Advisor (General-IV)

Shri A.K. Singh

SDE (T), UP (East)

9415212121

12

Advisor (General-V)

Shri Alkendra Singh

EE (E), Rajasthan

9414001018

13

Advisor (General-VI)

Shri Basudev Chakraborthy

CAO, Kolkata TD

9433000296

14

Advisor (General-VII)

Smt. Ashwini P. Bharati

SDE (T), Maharashtra

9422030318

 

<<<<Click here the photos of AIC on 18.06.2016 >>>>

18.06.2016:      All India Conference, Mysuru - Second Day : 18th June 2016:

The session on second day commenced as per schedule with pending items of earlier session/day. Circle Secretaries report continued. Circle Secretaries presented their  report on the organizational activities in the Circle with membership status, Quota paid, actions taken to increase the membership, details of total executives working in the Circle, membership of all the associations, status of co-ordination  and relations with AIGETOA in respective circles, matters taken up and settled with respect Circle administrative, Pending individual and common cases required attention and intervention of CHQ and new issues to be taken up with the BSNL Corporate office.

 

The proceedings of AIC of AIBSNLEA adjourned at 11.30 Hrs for a while for the Joint Session of the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA.

 

<<<<Click here for a view of dais >>> <<<<Click here for a view of Delegates1 >>>  <<<<Click here for a view of Delegates2 >>>

 

After opening remarks by Com. P. Venugopal, President, AIBSNLEA, Com. Ravi Shil Verma, President, AIGETOA, Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA and Com. Amit Roy, AGS, AIGETOA the discussion opened for the delegates.

 

The joint session continued even after the lunch break till 17.00 Hrs. Thereafter, the normal proceedings of the AIC resumed with the report of Circle Secretaries.

 

Com. G.S. while summing up replied all the queries raised by the Circles Secretaries and assured to take up the pending issues and the new issues raised by the Circle Secretaries in the conference.  He also stated that most of the issues are already covered in the GS report and due importance will be given to the new issues raised in the conference and will be pursued with the BSNL management.

 

GS requested all the Circle Secretaries to put maximum efforts to increase the membership to face the verification not only to become no.1, but with major margin of votes.

 

GS stated that as regards the court cases, AIBSNLEA is the party in all the cases and the case being persuaded regularly and senior advocate from Delhi will be representing the case in the next hearing.

 

All the Organizing Secretaries, Assistant General Secretaries and Advisors have presented their report.

 

<<<<Click here the photos of AIC on 17.06.2016 >>>>

<<<<Click here the photos of Procession  on 17.06.2016 >>>>

<<<<Click here the photos of Cultural Program on 17.06.2016 >>>>

<<<<Click here the photos of Open Session and Seminar on 17.06.2016 >>>>

17.06.2016:      All India Conference, Mysuru - First Day : 17th June 2016

After hoisting of the Association flag by Com. P. Venugopal, President & General Secretary Com. Prahlad Rai, the Slogans like “AIBSNLEA - Zindabad”, “AIBSNLEA – UNITY -Zindabad” etc., the AIC is commenced. Com. P Venugopal, President in his opening remarks requested all the participants to discuss the agenda items with valuable suggestions and to co-operate with the dais in order to arrive at a concrete conclusion towards the strengthening the association and also about the viability of BSNL.  He informed that AIC is scheduled for 3 days including the Open Session, where CMD BSNL, Director (CFA), BSNL Board and other senior officers and various other trade unions / association leaders are expected to address the gathering and requested the members to utilize the 3 day’s time properly. He apprised that CHQ is making its best efforts in settling the issues of concern of executives in BSNL and assured that CHQ will continue to make its’ efforts for settlement of the pending issues.

<<<<Click here for a view of dias >>> <<<<Click here for a view of Delegates >>>

> Observation of one minute silence in memory of departed comrades.

> Confirmation of minutes of the 4th AIC Nashik

> Report of Circle Secretaries continued till lunch break and thereafter the house was adjourned for open session..

After the Lunch Break a procession with chariot was taken from Maruti Temple to Senate Bhavan by the delegates representing the entire country.  It was joined by Hon. Chief Guest Shri Anupam Shrivastava and Shri NK Gupta, Director (CFA), New Delhi and Shri Nagaraju, CGMT Karnataka Circle, Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, Com. P Venugopal, President, CHQ, AIBSNLEA, AIBSNLEA and Com Ravi Shil Verma, president, AIGETOA.  More than 1000 delegates participated in the procession with BSNL banners and display of products and promotions of BSNL services.  All the circles delegates participated in the procession with the banner of their respective circles.  CMD and Director CFA were very much happy to be the part of procession and appreciated the efforts.

Open Session and Seminar on "Role of BSNL in the  Telecom Sector of India" commenced with Ganesh Vandana, beautiful dances Pushpanjali, Bho Shambho Shiv Shambhu Savyambho, Nritya Giri and  Veer Bhadra dance by the students of University of Mysuru.

 

Hon’ble Chief Guest Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL, Guests of Honour Shri N.K. Gupta, Director (CFA), BSNL Board, New Delhi along with Special Guests   Shri P. Nagaraju, CGMT, Karnataka Circle, Bengaluru, Shri K. L. Jairam, Principal General Manager, Mysuru Telecom District, Prof. Shri K.S. Rangappa, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore, Shri A. M. Gupta, GM (SR), BSNL C.O., New Delhi our CHQ President Shri P. Venugopal, Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, Shri Ravi Shil Verma, President, AIGETOA, Shri Amit Roy, AGS, AIGETOA along with other eminent leaders of trade unions and sister Associations namely Shri P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU, Shri C. Singh, General Secretary, NFTE-BSNL, Shri V. Subbraman, General Secretary, TEPU, Shri K. Sebastin, General Secretary, SNEA (I), Shri A.K. Kaushik, General Secretary, TEAM, MTNL, Shri Kishan Singh, General Secretary, AIRBSNLEWA, Shri S.S. Nanda, General Secretary, RTOWA (MTNL) are on dias.

 

Open Session & Seminar on "Role of BSNL in the  Telecom Sector of India" formally inaugurateded by the Hon’ble Chief Guest and the Guests of Honour by lighting the lamp.

Com. H Y Andeli, C.S. Karnataka welcomed Shri Anupam Srivastava,  CMD, BSNL and Shri N. K. Gupta, Director (CFA), Guest of Honours, VVIPs and all other dignitaries, Senior Officers, General Secretaries of other Unions/Associations, CHQ  office bearers, Circle Secretaries, Circle Presidents, CWC members, delegates, press and media representatives.   He mentioned that the gathering will discuss the role of BSNL in the Telecom. Sector of India during the seminar and during the AIC. 

Felicitation of Chief Guest Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL, Guests of Honour Shri N.K. Gupta, Director (CFA), BSNL Board, New Delhi, Prof. Shri K.S. Rangappa, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore Shri P. Nagaraju, CGMT, Karnataka Circle, Bengaluru, Shri K. L. Jairam, Principal General Manager, Mysuru Telecom District, Shri A. M. Gupta, GM (SR), BSNL C.O., New Delhi and other celebrities on dais by presenting Mysuru turban, shawl, garland and memento. 

 

The Senate Bhawan hall is jam packed even hundreds of the guests who could not got seat in the meeting hall are viewing the program on LEDs provided out side the hall. 

<<<<Click here for a view of dais >>> <<<<Click here for a view of the hall >>>

Prof. Shri K.S. Rangappa, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore, Mysuru   in his addressed mentioned that he is thankful for being honoured for inviting and to become a part of the seminar on Role of the BSNL in the Telecom sector of India.    He has remembered the progress of the science with an example of computer started in 1982 and compared BSNL with it.  He is happy to spare the auditorium for the seminar.  BSNL community is a scientific community.  The progress of the BSNL is also science based. Telecom. Service is a prime factor in the overall development of the country.  He remembers the condition of telecom service prior to 30 years and the progress as on today.   The Telecom. Service is provided by BSNL in the nook and corner of the country including villages BSNL is providing complete telecom solution to telecom enterprise business.  He also mentioned that the resolution in Telecom from manual telephony to wireless upto 4G and VoIP.  BSNL has changed a lot to meet the requirement of the citizens for the benefit of its customers.  BSNL also has a customer grievance system and the same is regulated by TRAI and requested to discuss about how to increase the customer satisfaction.    He also stated that AIBSNLEA is the leading association in BSNL.  He appreciated the association is holding such seminars and looking in to the welfare of its members and doing its best to the growth of BSNL.  He opined that the professional experience of the executive to use it for the benefit of the growth of BSNL and benefit to its customers.  He also requested the delegation to discuss the ways and means for the growth of BSNL and wished the seminar a grand success and assured his full support and co-ordination. 

A souvenir to commemorate the occasion of 5th AIC of AIBSNLEA was released by the Chief Guest Hon. Anupam Srivastava.

Com. P. Venugopal, President AIBSNLEA welcomed the dignitaries on the dais.  President has expressed his gratitude to the CS and CP and the entire executives of Karnataka, especially DS Mysuru and team.   

<<<<Click here for the Address of Com President  >>>

 

Com. Ravi Shil Verma, President, AIGETOA CHQ appreciated the efforts of Karnataka Circle for the wonderful arrangement of the function.  He stated that BSNL is reaching throughout the country and no other operator dare to reach to the rural parts of the country.  The vision of the BSNL management is very clear and the executive also should have clear vision and to work hand in hand for the growth of the BSNL to implement the strategies and policies.  We should not even think, about any adverse action by the BSNL management.  He stated that for the executives, leader is only the CMD & Board of Directors and the management.  He also expressed that the recent trade union action was need of the hour and we have full faith on the BSNL management.  BSNL is providing the selfless and cheap services continuously for years together.  He mentioned that the cheap rate of the GSM services by the BSNL has only allowed common man to use the mobile services.  He mentioned that the BSNL which was making profit earlier has gone at loss due to the policies and now it has started turning around due to the combined hard work of employees and management.   He saluted the CMD and the efforts of BSNL management to reach to the common man during the time of emergencies and natural calamities.    He also mentioned that he has faith on the BSNL management to settle the HR issues like pay scales by considering the HR as a resource for the revenue.  He requested CMD to use his good office and settle the maximum HR issues by getting approval from DoT.

 Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA has expressed his sincere gratitude to CMD, BSNL, Director (CFA), BSNL, and  G.M. (SR) for sparing the valuable time inspite of various meeting at New Delhi  and making convenient to attend the said meeting.  He also express his sincere thanks to Prof. Shri K.S. Rangappa, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore for sparing the auditorium for the conference.   He also welcomed all other trade union / association leaders on the dais and the senior officers, delegates, press and media persons, etc.

<<<<Click here for the Key Note Address of Com General Secretary >>>

Com. Amit Roy, AGS, AIGETOA in his address stated that BSNL has contributed is 100% in changing the telecom need of the country.  Telecom in India is synonymous of BSNL.  BSNL has playing crucial role in the development of the country like digital India.  He mentioned the major burning issues of the direct recruite is that while joining we were expecting Pay, Promotion and Pension at par with other PSUs.  We are striving for standard pay scale instead of intermediate pay scale of E1A and E2A.  All other PSU have changed their intermediate pay scale and he expected that under the dynamic leader of Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, no grievance will remain pending.  He also requested to implement Khan Committee recommendation and CPSU cadre hierarchy.  He mentioned that the CMD and Director CFA has taken the converted PSU of BSNL into PSU.  Due to the support of the CMD, Director (HR) and HR team only Pay and Pension is being achieved shortly.  He expected that CMD will get the clearance of DoT to implement the E1 and E2 pay scale.  Now BSNL is in operative profit due to the positive attitude of the CMD.  Now no PSU is paying pension instead made it as superannuation benefit.  Now the superannuation benefit is paid by the trust.  He expressed that instead of 30% superannuation benefit, only 3% has been granted by the BSNL and expected that the BSNL management will make efforts to contribute atleast 12% as assured.  He requested to fulfil the promotion by introducing CPSU cadre hierarchy.  He also to make preparation for the promotion so that after getting clearance from the court after the vacation, promotion order can be issued immediately.  He requested to consider Rule 8 transfer cases while recruiting new executives.

 Com.  K. Sebastin, G.S. SNEA (I) in his address expressed his gratitude for inviting him for the open session.  He on behalf of the SNEA wished the success of the AIC of AIBSNLEA and AGM of AIGETOA and expressed that the conference will come out with strategy to make the BSNL services better.  BSNL CMD and Director CFA is having various innovative ideas and Hotspot, FTTH on affordable rate is being provided by BSNL.  The IP traffic is provided only the BSNL in the country.   BSNL is in the reviving situation and management is having vibrant and positive decisions and it is the turn of the employees and executives to support and make the SWAS programme and great success.  3rd PRC will definite.  He also stated that the present management is taking various initiatives to settle the HR issues.  Working together for the betterment of the executive by the all three executive associations is required and he also stated that though there is a difference of opinion amongst the executive associations, there is no difference as far as the issues of the executives are concerned.  He expressed his confidence that together we can settle the issues.

Shri A.M. Gupta G.M. (SR) in his address mentioned that such a huge gathering he is seeing in BSNL at the first time.  He mentioned that Com. P Rai is neither silent nor a spectator and he is an actor coming with so many ideas and solutions.  He is privileged to be the part of the function and extended gratitude for inviting him and extended thanks to the CMD and Director (HR) for allowing him to attend the gathering.   Last year was the year of innovation and ideas, as we have introduced many new schemes like night free calling.  Our HR unit also has change due to the presence of CMD.  As compared to the size of the organization, the issues pointed out by Com. Prahlad Rai is very small.  On behalf of the CMD he mentioned that first is the employee satisfaction and customer satisfaction is second.  Many issues are under the active consideration of the BSNL management.  Since membership verification is notified clarification on much HR issues cannot be explained.  He also stated that solving the problem is like appearing exam, easy problems will be solved first and difficult issues will be solved later.  The issue of SWAS introduced with the support of the trade unions and association is a great idea.  The scheme FLY is how to take care of the customers with less expenditure more profit (LAMP).   There are many Govt. of India Projects in hand with BSNL due to the present P.M’s new initiatives.  He wished the conference a grand success and expected that new ideas will come out the conference and wished best wishes for the conference. 

Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS BSNLEU on behalf of the BSNLEU and joint forum of BSNL unions and associations wishes the conference a grand success.  He appreciated the role of AIBSNLEA in defending and reviving the BSNL.  AIBSNLEA and Com. Prahlad Rai is a strong pillar of forum of BSNL unions and associations.  He stated that the executives and non-executives of BSNL unitedly conducted various struggle against the anti BSNL and pro-private policies of the successive government.  He mentioned that the employees and executives have to struggle to stop the anti BSNL activities of the Govt including the cancellation of various Tenders and to defend BSNL.  He mentioned that never BSNL has seen such type of imitative earlier which is being taken by the present BSNL management. Many heroic struggle has been done by the executives and non-executives for the procurement of equipment.  He appreciated the initiative of BSNL management for free roaming and night free call.    Forum of BSNL unions and associations has conducted one month full campaign for promoting the newly introduced schemes which is never and anywhere seen in any other PSUs, where executive and non-executives going to market places, railway stations and Bus stands.  Now we are introducing the SWAS that is Service with A Smile.  Except BSNL, no other executive or non-executive association of any PSU is telling its employees to improve the services. The growth of mobile connection in BSNL has been increased drastically as compared to the private operators, which has made TRAI to declare that BSNL is the fastest growing mobile company of the country.   He stated that more than 80% of the executives are going to retire before the next PRC that is by the year 1.1.2027, the wage revision coming into effect from 1.1.2007 is the last pay revision those who are retiring prior to 1.1.2027 and the pension will be getting by the retirees purely based on the forthcoming wage revision.  In case the wage revision is not received in 2017 it will have its effect for the entire life of the executives.  He mentioned that he is confident that the present BSNL management will take care of its employees and wished best wishes for the success of the conference.

Shri B.K. Singh, Inspector General of Police, Mysuru in his speech mentioned that Mysuru University is the 4th in the country to celebrate its century. The discussion on the role of BSNL will definitely bring out great ideas.  He mentioned that he has started his carrier in DoT and subsequently joined the IPS service.  Many things have been changed in the BSNL in the last 30 years.  He mentioned that KSRTC is the only transport corporation making profit in the entire country.  A single decision of the Karnataka state Govt. directly providing diesel and petrol to the KSRTC has made such situation of the KSRTC.  He mentioned that many Govt. decisions have made the BSNL to the present scenario. People believe that the Govt. Corporations will never cheat its customers by wrong billing. The faith of customers on the BSNL is great and the management has to make its own marketing strategy and to create a good image. 

Com. V. Subbraman, General Secretary, TEPU  in his address mentioned that speaker after speaker is talking good about the present CMD and his Board of Directors, unlike other function where every speaker is blaming the management.  He has mentioned that as compared to the Jaipur AIC, the growth of AIBSNLEA is great.  He has requested all the executives to take lead and the non-executives will follow them.  He also mentioned that BSNL is always different as compared with other industries and appreciated Com. Prahlad Rai and P. Venugopal for their pragmatic approach and growth and achievement.

Com. A K Kaushik, General Secretary, TEAM, MTNL in his address has expressed his gratitude for inviting him to the function. He re-called the remarks made by the Vice Chancellor of University of Mysore “Where no network is available, BSNL network is available” and such type of appreciation from the Vice Chancellor of Mysuru university is sufficient to motivate the executives.  BSNL is not a profit making organization and is providing service and no organization is providing services like BSNL.  The loss of BSNL is due to the wrong policies of the Govt. as mentioned by Com. G.S. of AIBSNLEA in his speech.  Due to the wrong policies of the Govt., MTNL has drastically come down.  He mentioned that BSNL and MTNL are providing service to many sector.  Both MTNL and BSNL is in loss due to the wrong policies of the Govt.  He also stated that it is a fact that people are having the trust in the Govt. Company.  Due to the Govt policies, the BSNL management is handcuffed as compared with private operators by and supporting the private operators by cancelling the tender after tender.  He mentioned that for the growth of any sector Govt. has to pay attention and make policies to help the companies.    Various decisions taken by the Govt. is not being implementing like merger of BSNL and MTNL. Appreciated CMD BSNL for making the pay parity of BSNL with MTNL and requested to implement it with retrospective effect.  He mentioned that approach and attitude and intentional trust can develop the organization.  He appreciated the change in approach of the AIGETOA and requested the CMD to take Human Resources as assets instead of considering them as a liability.  The same employees have been working in DoT and making the profit and only the policies of the DoT is responsible for the loss to the BSNL.  He requested CMD to explore and extract the HR and they will make miracle in the organization.

Com. Kishan Singh, GS AIRBSNLEWA in his address stated that the Policies of the BSNL management has to be adopted and work accordingly so that Pay revision can be taken which will have impact on the pensioners also.  He mentioned that after joining of the present CMD and his policies BSNL has started turning around and requested all to work together and make the BSNL a profit making organization.  He requested CMD to take one representative from the Retired officers’ association so that they can express the difficulties faced by the pensioners to the committee considering the BSNL MRS scheme.   He also mentioned that only metro cities are having panel hospitals and small towns are not having any medical facilities for the retired employees of BSNL.  He expressed thanks for inviting and giving an opportunity to address the conference in Mysuru.  He requested to attend the G.B. of the retired officers and make it a grand success.

Com. S.S. Nanda, General Secretary, RTOWA (MTNL) expressed gratitude for inviting and giving a chance to address the gathering. He mentioned that only AIBSNLEA is taking care of the working and retired executives.  He mentioned that G.S. AIBSNLEA is helping one and all for settling their grievances.  He requested CMD BSNL to take care of MTNL on issues in case he gets any opportunity to head the MTNL. 

Shri N K Gupta, Director (CFA), BSNL congratulated every one for making BSNL revival. It was possible only due to the hard work of the employees.  Mainly due to the implementation of Phase VII GSM tender.  He requested to keep the BTS run throughout the day.  Secondly, the revenue of CFA is stabilized and now growing at the rate of 1% to 2%.  Thirdly, BSNL is able to control the expenditure and lastly the hard work of the employees had resulted to continue to keep the energy and efficiency to increase the revenue.  BSNL revival was one of the main achievement of the present Govt. which was projecting in the Medias. He requested everyone to maintain the trend. The Telecom. Industry is not a technical industry no more and should have sufficient product with a policy for procurement to meet the requirement. At present the mobile revenue is growing @ 10%. The decline of landline in large scale is one of the main concern of the BSNL and requested everyone to take care of the landline. He suggested the scheme of franchise model to arrest the decline in landline.  Wifi Hotspots are being provided at various important locations in the country.  He further requested to make use of the FTTH services.  He also mentioned that Wifi franchise are being introduced to provide connectivity to the uncovered areas.   Making use of solar power is also one of the new policy being introduced.  Make a moto of 10% revenue increase.  He also mentioned that no telecom sector without BSNL and we will continue the service of BSNL in the telecom sector.  At last he made slogan “long live BSNL”

Hon’ble Chief Guest Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL in his speech mentioned that he has come here as friend and not as a CMD.  He mentioned that he came here to support the cause of Director (CFA) WiFi project.  He appreciated the executives. He also mentioned that he came here to take promise from Mysuru BSNL to become profitable in the next year.   He also stated that he was aware that he could meet all the leaders of the BSNL in this platform with unity in diversity.  He also mentioned that he has come here to see the University which has given three Bharat Ratnas and to meet a Police officer who earlier served the DoT and to see the loyal customers.

He mentioned that while taking the decisions, the matter is discussed with all the leaders of unions and associations and exchange the views of both unions and management.    There are miles to go and it’s only a beginning. He remembered the days he worked in Mysuru. He shared his experience when he joined the organization in 1981 and the working condition of the organization.  He stated that he learned many things from the first officer with whom he worked on joining the organisation. He mentioned that he is lucky to have the executives like every one present in the auditorium.  Many important decisions have been taken by BSNL recently even though there was conflict on many issues.   We are here today as a fresh unit.   Whatever decisions to be taken will have to take today is the approach of the present BSNL management.  The roaming free service made BSNL to revive CM revival by adding one crore with MNP positive, CM revenue increased.  Night calling free service was the idea of Shri N K Gupta Director (CFA), which has arrested the decline of the landline. 

We are here to take BSNL further forward and the financial results are encouraging.  This year the operative profit is going to increase and within 2-3 years, BSNL will turn into profit making company.   He mentioned that he is confident that with the present work force of 2,10,000 employees, BSNL can turn into profit.  He stated that the only asset of the BSNL is its HR.

The idea of introducing the SWAS is very important in reviving the BSNL and appreciated the unions and associations for the idea.  He stated that he is confident that the employees and their families will be benefited with the revival of BSNL.  He thanked for inviting him and giving a good experience of attending function and addressing the gathering.

Com. Sundar Raju Circle Secretary Karnataka, AIGETOA expressed vote of thanks to one and all for making Open Session a Grand Success.

The Session concluded at 22.00 hours with National Anthem followed by Dinner

16.06.2016:      Pre - All India Conference - CWC Meet at Mysuru on 16th June 2016

The Pre - All India Conference - CWC Meet concluded at 22.00 Hrs on 16th June 2016 after passing the General Secretary's report and the Accounts of the Association. Now the General Secretary's report and the Accounts will be placed before the representative council to meet on 17th to 19th June 2016.

 

On 17th June 2016 the 5th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA will commence at 09.30 Hrs with the Flag Hoisting in the Senate Bhawan of the University of Mysuru. Open Session and the Seminar on the "Role of BSNL in the Telecom Sector of India" will be held at 16.00 Hrs after the Sarot procession. CMD BSNL will be the Chief Guest whereas Shri N.K. Gupta,  Director (CFA) BSNL Board, Shri Prathap Simha, Hon’ble MP Mysuru & Kodagu Lok sabha, Shri L Dhruvanarayan, Hon’ble MP Chamarajnagara Lok sabha, Prof. Shri K.S. Rangappa, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore will be the Guests of Honor and Shri P. Nagaraju, CGMT, Karnataka Circle, Shri K.L. Jairam, Principal General Manager, Mysuru Telecom District and Shri A. M. Gupta, GM(SR), BSNL C.O., New Delhi will be the Special Guests in the Open Session along with eminent Trade Union Leaders.

16.06.2016:     BSNL (Recognization of Executives' Association) Rules <<<<Click here for Rules>>>

16.06.2016:      Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre:

It is understood the Management Committee of BSNL Board in its meeting held on 15.06.2016 has approved the proposal regarding the restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre. The details are awaited.

16.06.2016:      Pre - All India Conference - CWC Meet at Mysuru on 16th June 2016

 

Pre - All India Conference - CWC Meet started at Mysuru on 16th June 2016 at 10.00 hours at the Conference Hall of RTTC, Mysuru.

 

Com. P Venugopal, President welcomed all the CHQ office bearers, Advisors, Circle Secretaries, Circle Presidents and CWC members and requested to participate in the discussions.  He informed that every member should participate in the discussions in the best interest of the association and BSNL.  He also appreciated the C.S. Karnataka and D.S. Mysuru for wonderful arrangements for the meeting.

 

Com. Krishna Gowda, District Secretary Mysuru on behalf of the host circle welcomed one and all. He informed that about 1000 delegates have arrived at the venue. He briefed about the arrangements made by the Circle and the facilities available.  He also briefed about the unforeseen and unexpected difficulties faced by the Circle in arranging the Conference due to the overwhelming response of the delegates.  DS requested everybody to bring to their notice of any short comings so that representative of AIBSNLEA Karnataka Circle can attend to it.

 

Two minutes silence was observed in memory of the departed comrades.

 

The agenda for the CWC was presented and unanimously approved by the house.

 

President briefed about the program of the AIC from 17.06.2016 to 19.06.2016 including the Open Session & Seminar “Role of BSNL in the Telecom Sector of India” being held on 17.06.2016.

 

He informed that Hon’ble CMD BSNL is attending the Open Session as the Chief Guest and Shri N.K. Gupta, Director (CFA), BSNL Board, Shri Prathap Simha, Hon’ble MP Mysuru & Kodagu Lok sabha, Shri L Dhruvanarayan, Hon’ble MP Chamarajnagara Lok sabha, Prof. Shri K.S. Rangappa, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore will be attending the Open Session as Guests of Honor and Shri P. Nagaraju, CGMT, Karnataka Circle, Shri K.L. Jairam, Principal General Manager, Mysuru Telecom District and Shri A. M. Gupta, GM(SR), BSNL C.O., New Delhi will be the Special Guests in the Open Session along with eminent Trade Union Leaders.

 

After self-introduction by the participants, GS read out the minutes of the 4th AIC held at Nashik and with minor addition / modification, the same was unanimously confirmed.

 

GS read out the report on the activities and the same was analyzed and discussed para by para and unanimously approved.

 

The issue of Membership verification of the Executives Associations in BSNL is being discussed in detail and the proposals arrived after discussion will be presented in the AIC.

15.06.2016:     CHQ Office Bearers and Advisors meeting held at Mysuru as per the schedule and took a stock of the preparations regarding smooth conduction of the AIC and discussed regarding forthcoming membership verification of the Majority Executive Association in BSNL. The meeting ended for more than two hours.

14.06.2016:     Meeting with CMD BSNL and Director (CFA):

GS and AGS (HQ) met with CMD, BSNL and Director (CFA) and requested to attend the Seminar being organized by the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA on 17th June 2016 at Mysuru on the occasion of their AIC and AGM. CMD and Director (CFA) gave their kind consent to attend the seminar. GM (SR) also gave his consent to attend the seminar at Mysuru.

14.06.2016:     Meeting with Director (HR):

GS and OS(North) met with Director (HR) and requested for the settlement of the HR issues which have been discussed in the fornmal/informal meeting with United Forum of AIBSNLAa and AIGETOA in the month of May 2016 Dirceto (HR) mentioned that all the issues discussed and the time line assured for the settlement is being monitored by her personally.

 

On the issue of CPSU cadre hierarchy implementation, Director (HR) told that work on CPSU cadre hierarchy proposal is being done on a fast track basis by the Pers. Cell and She assured that by the end of June 2016, the proposal based on Khan Committee recommendations will be finalized and  submitted to BSNL MC for approval.

 

We further discussed regarding:

(i). Transfers from the tenure Circles to Non-Tenure Circles:- We requested to issue tenure transfer orders from the hard tenure circles. However, the orders for substitute may be issued after the  membership verification process is over. Till that period look after arrangements may be exercised in these circle. Director (HR) assured to instruct GM (SR) to issue necessary clarification for considering the tenure transfers immediately.

(ii). Pay anomaly cases of TTAs recruited as JTOs under DR Quota: We requested to settle the pay anomaly cases of TTAs recruited as JTOs under DR Quota considering them as promotions. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.

(iii). Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre: Director (HR) informed that the MC Note in this regard has been prepared and will be discussed tomorrow in the MC Meeting for approval.

14.06.2016:     Meeting with GM (FP):

GS and OS(North) met with GM (FP) and discussed regarding:

(i). CPC of AO to CAO: We expressed our concern against the delay in the CPC from AO to CAO and also advised to file an MA in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh for clearance to issue promotion orders by convening the CPC subject to out come of the court case as there is acute shortage of IFAs in the field units due to non-holding the CPC. GM (FP) appreciated our concern and assured to send a proposal to initiate CPC for promotions from AO to CAO.

(ii). CPC from CAO to DGM (Fin.): We requested to expedite the CPC for promotions from CAO to DGM (Fin.). GM (FP) mentioned that the CPC work is in progress. ACRs/VCRs are being collected.

(ii). Request/Tenure transfers in the Accounts Cadre: We requested to consider the request / tenure transfers in the cadre of Accounts because there is no ban on the request transfers due to membership verification process. GM (FP) mention that there is no problem in considering the request transfer cases but for tenure transfers GM (SR) has to issue clarifications.

14.06.2016:     AIBSNLEA CHQ submitted the application on 13.06.2016 to GM (SR) BSNL CO for the participation in the recognition of majority representative Association of serving Executive employees in BSNL -  Holding of 1stmembership verification.  <<<<Click here for letter>>>

<<<Click here for the Message of Host Circle to the Participants / Delegates attending 5th AIC of AIBSNLEA at Senate Bhavan, University of Mysuru, Manasa Gangothri, Chamraja Mohalla, Mysuru - 570008 (Karnataka)>>>>

<<<<<Click here for time table of trains at Mysuru>>>>>

10.06.2016:     BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding Non-transfer of Executive staff till completion of 1st membership verification process of Executives Associations in BSNL-<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

10.06.2016:     BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding

(i) Order of the Tribunal in the matter of JAO examination - <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

(ii) posting on promotion requests w.r.t. preparatory work for regular promotion to the SDE(C) grade under Seniority cum Fitness quota (67%)  <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

(iii) Updated Post Based Roster in SDE(C) cadre as on 31.03.2016  <<<<Click here for letter>>>>  <<<Roster SCF>>>>   <<<<Roster LDCE>>>>

10.06.2016:     GS writes to:

1. Shri Anupam Shrivastawa, CMD BSNL regarding diversion of 50% MT quota posts of CAO to the seniority quota  <<<Click here for letter>>>

1. Shri Anupam Shrivastawa, CMD BSNL regarding creation of the posts of PPS with the PGMs in the field units.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

10.06.2016:     Congratulations!

Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Department of Public Enterprises), Govt. of India

published an extraordinary edition of the Gazette of India on dated 09.06.2016 notifying the constitution of 3rd Pay Revision Committee (3rd PRC) comprising of the following:

Chairman: Justice Satish Chandra (Retd.)

Members: (1) Shri Jugal Mohapatra, Ex-IAS Officer (2) Prof. Manoj Panda, Director, Institute for Economic Growth, Delhi and (3) Shri Shailendra Pal SIngh, Ex. Director (HR), NTPC Ltd. Secretary, DPE shall be the Ex-Officio Member and Jt. Secretary/Addl. Secretary, DPE shall be the Member Secretary.

The Committee will make its recommendations to the Government within a period of six months from the date of its constitution and have headquarters in Delhi. <<<<Click here for the copy of the Gazette of India  dated 09.06.2016 >>>

<<<<Click here for TELEWAVE-May-2016>>>>

10.06.2016:     

GS and FS met with GM (FP) and discussed regarding:

A. CPC from CAO to DGM (Fin.): We requested to expedite CPC from CAO to DGM (Fin.). GM (FP) mentioned that the CPC work to fill-up 247 vacant DGM (Fin.) posts has been initiated.

B. CPC from JAO to AO and AO to CAO: We requested to process the CPCs from JAO to AO and AO to CAO. GM (FP) mentioned that in the court case pending in Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh the clearance has been asked from Pers. Cell but the same is still awaited. However, he directed AGM (SEA) to issue reminder to GM (Pers.) for early clearance. We pleaded that the CPC work to promote 230 + 65 AOs to CAO posts on regular basis and 335 AOs promotion on adhoc basis against the MT quota posts was initiated one and half year before wherein all the ACRs / VCRs of the eligible AOs were collected and CPC was to be concluded but meanwhile due to court directions the promotions from AO to CAO has been restrained based on Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment in the matter of Nagaraj. BSNL is always implementing SC/ST rosters in all the promotions and till date DoPT has not endorsed the Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment in this regard. Hence, to proceed further the opinion of the Solicitor General of Govt. of India was taken. GM (Pers.) has been requested to give clearance in this regard at the earliest so that the CPC work from AO to CAO and JAO to AO can be initiated immediately. He assured to collect the ACRs / VCRs of the eligible AOs at the earliest.

C. Appointment of 34 JAOs in Kerala Circle pursuit to Hon'ble CAT orders: We extended our sincere thanks and gratitude for issuing the appointment orders in respect of 34 JAOs in Kerala Circle. GM (FP) appreciated our gesture.

D. Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO posts to seniority quota: We requested to bring in the agenda of the next BSNL Board meeting. GM (FP) assured to look into it.

10.06.2016:     Status of HR issues discussed by United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA with CMD, BSNL and Director (HR) during the agitation:

A. Replacement of E1A and E2A pay scales by E2 and E3 pay scales and subsequent pay scales E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7 BSNL Corporate Office after the approval of the Management Committee of BSNL Board has sent the proposal of replacement of E1A and E2A pay scales by E2 and E3 pay scales and subsequent pay scales E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7 to DoT on 06.06.2016. Now, the matter is under consideration in DoT.

B. CPSU Cadre Hierarchy: The khan committee report on implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy is under examination in the Pers. Cell of BSNL Corporate office and as per the assurance given by CMD the same will be put up to the competent authority fro approval by the end of this month and further consideration to the BSNL MC and BSNL Board.

C. 30% Superannuation benefit of DR employees of BSNL: The BSNL Board approval to contribute 3% from BSNL as the Superannuation Benefit of DR employees is pending DoT fro ratification.

D. E1+5 increment to JTO (SRD), JAO 2010 Batch and PA Cadre: The approval of BSNL Board to give pay fixation benefit i.e. E1+5 increment to JTO (SRD), JAO 2010 Batch and PA Cadre is being shortly sent to DoT for ratification.

E. Restructuring of AD (O/L) Cadre: The Restructuring of AD (O/L) Cadre proposal which has already been approved by CMD BSNL will be put up shortly to the next Management Committee of BSNL for clearance and thereafter up-gradation of pay proposal cleared by MC will be put up to BSNL Board for approval.

F. Notional pay fixation of all up-graded pay scales from 01.10.2000 in the case of JTO (C/E/Arch/TF) Engg. Wings and PA Cadre: The case was put up to the BSNL Management Committee on 08.06.2016 for consideration. It is understood that MC has desired to seek some information regarding JAO, JE (C/E/Arch) Pay scales status prior and after 01.10.2000 from other Govt. Departments i.e. Postal Department, Railway Department, CPWD etc. Accordingly, the letter is being sent to all concerned by the Estt Cell of BSNL Corporate Office shortly.

Other issues are also under active consideration as per the assured time line.

10.06.2016:     Congratulations! AIBSNLEA's consistent efforts yielded results in getting appointment of 34 JAOs in Kerala Circle in compliance to Hon'ble CAT orders dated 22.03.2016. The issue was given by Kerala Circle Comrades on 21st April 2016 by hand to Comrade GS during visit to CEC meeting at Trivendrum and immediately AIBSNLEA CHQ acted upon and took up the matter with GM (FP) and after regular persuasion now the order is issued on 08.06.2016.  <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

10.06.2016:     Preparations regarding 5th AIC - Mysuru

The Advertisements / Donations are to be deposited in

1. Name of SB A/C: 5th AIC

2. A/c No.: 215000101005212

3. IFSC Code: CORP0002150

4. Name of the Bank: Corporation Bank, Kamakshi Hospuital Branch, Mysuru - 570023

Postal Address:

Shri B S Manjunath, Chairman, Souvenir Committee, BSNL Telephone Excahnge, New Kantharaj Urs Road, Laxmipura - 570 008, Mob. No.: 09449852626

08.06.2016:     BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding

(i) Constitution of a Core Group to deal with matters relating to conduct 1st Membership Verification Process for grant of recognition to majority Association of Executive employees in BSNL <<<<Click here for order>>>>>

(ii) Conduct of 1st Membership Verification to elect majority representative Association of Executives Employees in BSNL - Preparation of Electoral Rolls-<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

08.06.2016:     BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding promotion and posting order in the grade of Sub Divisional Engineer (Elect) against 33% LDCE quota....<<<<Click here for order>>>>>
07.06.2016:     GS writes to  The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre    of SDE

(b) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre    of AGM/DE

( c)  Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DGM (Adhoc) <<<Click here for letter>>>

07.06.2016:     GS writes to  Smt. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding declaration of result of JTO for the Vacancy Year 2013-14 for whole 2007 Recruitment Year candidate <<<Click here for letter>>>

06.06.2016:     GS, FS met GM(FP) and discussed regarding

(a)    CPCs  from JAO to AO and AO to CAO:  GM (FP) informed that the matter is still pending with Pers cell to give  opinion /clearance  with respect to pending court case in the Hon'ble CAT, Chandigarh.  He assured to discuss the matter with Dir (HR)  for early clearance.

(b) CPC from CAO to DGM (Fin) : We requested to expedite CPC from CAO to DGM (Fin) to fill up 247 vacant DGM(Fin) Posts.  GM(FP) informed that the CPC work to fill up 247 DGM(Fin) posts has been initiated  by calling ACRs/VCRs .  He assured an early  action in this regard.

(c)    Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO posts to Seniority quota:  We requested to ensure to include the next BSNL Board Meeting Agenda the issue of diversion of 50% MT quota CAO posts to Seniority quota.  GM (FP) mentioned that  he has already sent  the proposal to Dir (HR)  to include this item  in the next Board Meeting Agenda.

06.06.2016:    BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding clarification w.r.t. non-transfer of Executive staff till completion of 1st membership verification process of Executives Associations in BSNL-<<<<Click here for order>>>>

06.06.2016:    GS, FS met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding  (a) CPCs  from JAO to AO , AO to CAO and SDE to DE.  GM (Pers) informed that the CPC from SDE to DE  is in progress to fill up 750 vacant DE posts as per the advise given by the Honb'le  CAT  Chandigarh  and Solicitor General , Govt. of India. In implementing   SC/ST Roaster as per the existing  BSNL's policy.  Similar action  will be taken  for the CPC from  JAO to AO and AO to CAO  also.

06.06.2016:    Restructuring of ADOL Cadre:  It is understood  that the proposal for re structuring of ADOL cadre has been approved by the competent authority  and shortly will be put up in the BSNL Management Committee for approval.

06.06.2016:     Convenor, Forum of BSNL Unions and Association writes to:

1. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding abnormal delay in the transfer of assets from DoT to BSNL   <<<Click here for letter>>>

2. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL strongly opposing the proposal for VRS  <<<Click here for letter>>>

3. Shri N.K. Gupta, Director (CFA), BSNL regarding shortage of stores and materials  <<<Click here for letter>>>

06.06.2016:     GS writes to:

(1) The GM (Pers) BSNL Corporate Office  regarding:

(a) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre    of AGM/DE

(b) Representation from Shri Shyamcharan Debbarma, Staff No. 102963 regarding for promotion to the DGM (Adhoc) from AGM/DE

(c) Request for transfer/Posting/Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of SDE  <<<Click here for letter>>>

04.06.2016:  Preparations regarding 5th AIC: MOST URGENT

BSNL CO has since notified membership verification for executives on 29.09.2016. Under this backdrop, our AIC at Mysuru is very important one.


All the Circle Secretaries / Organization Secretaries / AGS (Engg.) are requested to kindly check their mail box for an important mail. In case, if not received or in case of any difficulty, please contact AGS (HQ) at his mobile number 9868115301.

03.06.2016:  AIBSNLEA's sincere efforts yielded results in getting stopped the recovery of any amount from the pay of Officiating JTOs.   <<<Click here for Order from BSNL Corporate Office>>>

03.06.2016:  Preparations regarding 5th AIC:

Only 10 Days are left for the 5th All India Conference but in-spite of several appeals, the collection of Donations / Advertisements are very very poor. We, therefore, once again appeal to all to take into heart to make war footing efforts to collect Donations / Advertisements and send it today itself to the host circle.

02.06.2016:  Meeting with ED (NB), BSNL CO New Delhi:

GS, AGS (HQ) met with ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:

A. CPC from SDE (C/E) to EE (C/E): We requested to initiate the CPCs from SDE (C/E) to EE (C/E). ED (NB) informed that approval of the competent authority has been received to initiate CPCs to fill-up 136 EE (Electrical) vacant posts. Shortly, the ACRs/VCRs shall be collected to expedite the CPC. Similarly, he assured to initiate the CPC proposal from SDE (civil) to EE (Civil) also shortly.

B. Notional Pay Fixation of all up-graded pay scales from 01.10.2000: We requested to ED (NB) to use his good office to discuss the matter with Director (HR) for the settlement of this long pending issue. ED (NB) assured to discuss the matter with Director (HR) as the cadre controlling authority for an early settlement of the issue.

C. LDCE from JTO (TF) to SDE (TF): We requested for early holding of LDCE from JTO (TF) to SDE (TF). ED (NB) mentioned that the syllabus of LDCE for promotion to SDE (TF) has been approved by the competent authority by resolving the eligibility issue of two chemists of Telecom Factory. He assured early holding of the LDCE.

02.06.2016:  GS writes GM (SR) BSNL Corporate Office regarding necessary provisions which are absolutely essential for conducting the membership verification of Executive Associations in BSNL electronically with secrecy. <<<Click here for letter>>>

02.06.2016:  FLASH NEWS!

It is reliably learnt that the proposal for extending superannuation benefit to Direct Recruits has been sent to DoT for approval.

01.06.2016:  Meeting with GM (Admn) BSNL CO New Delhi:

GS and GS AIRBSNLEWA Shri Kishan Singh met GM (Admn) BSNL CO and discussed regarding long pending problems of pensioners:

 

A. OUTDOOR MEDICAL BILLS REIMBURSEMENT: We requested to streamline the payments of BSNL pensioners medical claims through ERP or web provision wherein pensioners may submit his medical outdoor claims online and can monitor the status of their medical claims.  GM (Admn) appreciated our concern and mentioned that recently Director (HR) has also directed to settle the pending issues of BSNL pensioners as raised by AIRBSNLEWA.  He assured to discuss the matter with ED (CA)/Sr.GM (IT) for creating a software in this regard so that BSNL pensioners can feed online and monitor the status of their medical claims

 

B. INDOOR MEDICAL TREATMENT BILLS: In this regard we requested that the committee constituted should hear the voice of BSNL Pensioners also. The places where the empanelled hospitals are not available, TPA system like other PSUs linking with LIC as done by CGHS may be introduced.  GM (Admn) assured to look in to the matter

 

C. ALLOWING FREE CALLS AS PER BSNL ORDER IN CONCESSIONAL TELEPHONES: Free calls allowed in the concessional telephones are 500+50 calls which should be 500+220calls to BSNL as per order of BSNL dated 12-07-2007. We requested that the orders to this effect may kindly be issued immediately. Further, the free calls allowed should be the call made in local and national networks.  GM (Admn) informed that the matter is under consideration and shortly necessary orders will be issued

 

D. ALLOWING NIGHT CALLING FACILITY IN CONCESSIONAL TELEPHONES: The free Night Calling Facility as introduced in land phones has not been extended to concessional land phones for pensioners which are not coming under service telephone category. We requested that this may kindly be introduced for the concessional land phones for pensioners also. GM (Admn) informed that matter is under consideration and shortly necessary orders will be issued

 

E. TRANSFER OF SERVICE BOOKS OF BSNL PENSIONERS TO DOT CELLS AFTER RETIREMENT: After retirement all BSNL pensioners draw their pension from DOT. All further pension revision etc. are to be carried out by DOT cells of respective CCAs. Hence it will be appropriate to transfer the custody of the Service Books to DOT for proper maintenance. It may be noted that DOT cells are maintaining the service books electronically for safety and security. GM (Admn) informed that matter is under consideration in the Establishment Cell of BSNL C.O.

01.06.2016:  FLASH NEWS: Congratulations!

 

E-2 to E-7 IDA Pay Scales approved by MC of BSNL Board:

Management Committee of BSNL Board today approved E-2 to E-7 IDA Pay Scales wherein E-1A by E-2, E-2A by E-3, E-3 by E-4, E-4 by E-5, E-5 by E-6 and E-6 by E-7 will be replaced. The promotions to the next scale shall be after a span of Five Years as per the EPP. The above proposal approved by Management Committee of  BSNL will now be sent to DoT directly for approval instead of BSNL Board. The assurance given by CMD BSNL is honoured. We are extremely thankful to CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and HR team of BSNL Corporate Office to get the approval of BSNL MC and now sending to DoT for approval.    

01.06.2016:            5th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA

    (To be held at Mysuru)

 

Schedule

 

15.06.2016

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

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

 

16.06.2016

> Pre-AIC CWC Meet at 10.00 Hrs.

> Arrival of Delegates

 

17.06.2016 to 19.06.2016

> 5th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA

 

20.06.2016

> Departure of Delegates

  

Make it a Grand Success by

 

> Attending the Conference in a large number.

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

> Clearing the CHQ quota up-to the month of May 2016 as well as Contribution towards Legal Funds and Diary payments.

> Depositing the Delegate fee @ Rs. 1500/- per Delegate to the host circle immediately on reaching Mysuru.

> CHQ Office Bearers / Advisors to CHQ / Circle Secretaries / Circle Presidents and CWC Members will be the EX-OFFICIO Delegates.

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

> No extra Delegates / Observers are allowed.

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

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

 

LONG LIVE AIBSNLEA

01.06.2016:  As per the decision taken in the Central Working Committee meeting held on 25th and 26th August 2015 in Kolkata following committees have been constituted to submit their report to 5th AIC for consideration:

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

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

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

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

4. Shri Shiv Kumar, Tamil Nadu, Mob. No. 9486102121  -  Member

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

 

B. Constitution Amendment Committee:

1. Shri J. Saibaba, Andhra Pradesh, Mob. No. 9490667899  -   Convener

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

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

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

5. Shri N. Veerapandian, Tamil Nadu, Mob. No. 9486103262 - Member

6. Shri K. A. Mohire, Maharashtra, Mob. No. 9422050008  -  Member

 

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

1. Shri Bijoy Bhattacharya  -  Mob. No. 9434001308  -  Convener

2. Shri Shiv Kumar, Tamil Nadu, Mob. No. 9486102121  -  Member

3. Shri H. Y. Andeli, Karnataka, Mob. No. 9448344242  -  Member

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

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

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

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

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

 

D. Viability of BSNL and other Pension related issue:

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

2. Shri V. K. Paramshivam, Tamil Nadu, Mob. No. 9486102087 -  Member

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

4. Shri S. R. Patil, Karnataka, Mob. No. 9448010746  -  Member

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

6. Shri R. J. Kaw, Jammu & Kashmir, Mob. No. 9419120186  -  Member

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

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

9. Shri M. M. Kanani, Gujarat, Mob. No. 9427217002  -  Member

 

All the members of AIBSNLEA are requested to kindly give their valuable feedback through the above mentioned committees at the earliest. Also the Conveners of the above Committees are requested to submit their report immediately to CHQ before the 5th AIC.

01.06.2016:  FLASH NEWS regarding standard E2 & E3 IDA Pay Scales:

It is reliably learnt that the Estt. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office is presenting a proposal to the Management Committee of Board today for ratification as assured to us in meetings with Management during our agitation. 

31.05.2016:     GS writes to:

(1) The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office  regarding

(a) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of Accountant Personnel

(b) Representation from Smt. Sunita Garg, HR No. 198300266, JAO ((Offg.) % the DGM (TR), Eastern Court Building, New Delhi regarding for regular JAO Posting in NTR Circle.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

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

(a) Requested for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of    DGM (Adhoc)

(b) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of SDE

(c) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DE <<<Click here for letter>>>

30.05.2016:     GS, FS met GM (FP) and discussed-

A. CPCs from JAO to AO and AO to CAO ? We requested to get the legal clearance on Court cases of AO to CAO and JAO to AO so that CPCs can be expedited. GM (FP) mentioned that the case has been sent to GM (Pers) BSNL C.O for giving clearance to file Writ Petition in the Hon'ble High court as per the advice given by ASG. He advised to take up the matter with Pers Cell.

B. CPC from CAO to DGM (Finance):-   We requested to initiate CPC from CAO to DGM (Fin) to fill up about 200 DGM (Fin) vacant posts.  GM (FP) mentioned that after taking the MC approval on one time relaxation on the eligibility condition the Case has been sent to the competent authority to initiate CPC.  He assured as soon as the approval is received CPC will be initiated.

C. Diversion   of 50% MT quota CAO posts to seniority quota ? We requested to include the 50% MT Posts diversion case in the next BSNL Board meeting agenda. GM (FP) assured to discuss the matter with Director (Fin)/HR and Sr.GM (legal) to include in BSNL Board meeting agenda.

30.05.2016:     Meeting with CMD, BSNL:

GS met CMD BSNL and handed over the deferment of organizational actions programs of United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA and requested for the settlement of the issues in the timeline given by implementing the decisions taken in the meetings.  CMD assured to look in to the matter.

30.05.2016:     Core Committee of Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations meeting with CMD BSNL:-

CMD,BSNL hold a meeting with the Core Committee members of Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations to apprise about the launching of new Service ?FTH' (Free to Home) today at 12.30 by Hon'ble MOC & IT.  He explained that this FTH is a very important Service to BSNL's Mobile/land line customers.  It has call diversion facility from mobile to land line telephone on free of cost.  By this the internal coverage problem will be solved.  The present GSM equipment is compatible with this facility.  Biggest green roll out ?solar is also taking place.

 

He further informed that this FY 2015-16 the BSNL turn over has crossed 30000 crores.  The operative profit of BSNL is more than 2000 crores.  The core business revenue has increased by 3%.  The losses due to free Roaming Charges (~- 150 crores)  and night free charges(~-  200 crores) have been recovered due to increase in B/B and FTTH connections.  CFA is positive by 2% and CM is also 2% + ve.  The EB growth is 42%.  Last quarter the BSNL is number one in growth in Telecom Sector as per TRAI report.

 

In Phase 8.4 of 31 million GSM equipment has been planned i.e. Replacement  of 2G and adding 3G and 4G Rs.5000 crores is estimated CAPEX.  At present BSNL have 2100 MHz Band width Spectrum which is compatible with 3G and 4G equipment.  Phase 8.4 is explained as 8.1 ICR, 8.2-DATA, 8.3.  Replacement of old equipment and 8.4 3G/4G. In this project 27000 BTSs will be added in the existing 1,20,000 BTSs of BSNL.  The project is expected to be executed within 2 years period.

 

In Phase 7 + (21000 BTSs have been added in North, East and South Zone 100% increase.  Sufficient BNGS have been procured by CFA cell  Similarly EB cell has taken big business of SBI by providing more than 2000 2 mbps lease lines by taking Routers from CISCO.  EB contribution is 10% in BSNL's revenue growth.

 

He further mentioned that the recent HOCC meeting was most useful wherein all the CGMs in field units are totally concern of service which was missing earlier.

 

On the issue of VRS in BSNL, CMD mentioned that about 14000 crores per annum is being spend on wage payment of employees.  VRS in BSNL is not possible due to non-viability of funds.  VRS to 1/3rd employees needs at least 18000 crores to 20000 crores which is not available. But Govt. should bear the 50% wage burden of BSNL employees.

31.05.2016:    BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding non-transfer of executive staff till completion of 1st membership verification process of Executives Association in BSNL- <<<<Click here for order>>>>

30.05.2016:     GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding conduction of CPC for AO to CAO promotion with a request to ensure implementation of the provisions of reservation for SC/ST candidates as available in BSNL   <<<Click here for letter>>>

28.05.2016    Awareness Gate Meeting on 30th May 2016 during lunch hours: All the Circle/ Branch Secretaries of United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA are requested to hold Awareness Gate Meeting on Monday i.e. 30th May 2016 during lunch hours to explain the achievements & success of agitation program.

Magnificent struggle of United Forum

Well Friends!!! United Forum will not comment on who is doing agitation through Website and who is doing on the ground. It is for the members to compare whether sitting on three days Hunger Fast is real agitation or converting one day Dharna into lunch hour demo and the lunch hour lasting for five minutes is real agitation. We will also not comment on the organizational ethics of the so called association who has been doing everything to derail the settlement of issues and running every nuke and corner to stop management from settling the demands of the United Forum. We also won't comment on why it took ten days for them to publish the issues on their website as according to them everything was settled on 17th itself. Perhaps they were waiting for the final settlement with United Forum to claim the credit thereafter. Perhaps they think that members are fools and they will buy their wizard logics and unnecessary tantrums. However, we still request members to concentrate on the larger cause as indulging into unnecessary mudslinging will deviate us from our real goal. We request members to ignore the child like tantrums of the great warriors and concentrate on their work whole heartedly to overcome the losses which may have happened owing to the resentment of the executives.


The magnificent struggle of united forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA and its achievements has paved the way for the settlement of the long pending HR issues of BSNL executives and has proved the strength and importance of executives before management.

 

All the organisational actions i.e. demonstration, one day Dharna on 13.5.2016, day long hunger fast for three days on 25, 26, 27 may 2016 have been successfully implemented throughout the country. During the agitation, several meetings were held with BSNL management.  On 13th May, CMD called the General Secretaries of all the three Associations wherein date for the meeting was fixed as 19th May 2016 with all the three General Secretaries together. However, the GS of the friendly association held the meeting on 17th only for the reasons known to all as he was not willing to wait till 19th May 2016. In the meeting on 19th  May, Detailed discussion with CMD BSNL took place on the main issues of Standard Pay Scales, Implementation of CPSU Hierarchy, Abolishing of MT and DGM RRs, Implementation of 30% Superannuation to all DRs, conduction of CPCs, Declaration of LDCE results, consideration of Rule -8 cases and holding of recruitment drive in tenure and shortfall circles etc. Director (HR) & other HR Officers were also present in the meeting.

 

On the Pay scale issue, we demanded replacement of scales with promotions as per existing EPP. We explained to CMD BSNL that keeping one executive in E3 scales for 10 years just to offshoot his gain in lower scale is not at all justified. Earlier CMD was having some doubts about the demand because of wrong feeding from some corners but after listening to our arguments and submissions, CMD BSNL was convinced that whatever we are pleading is correct and keeping an executive in a scale for 10 years should not be done. He immediately directed for implementing our proposal. Establishment cell pointed out that if the proposal of United Forum is implemented, there may be lot of anomalies which can be difficult to settle afterwards. CMD BSNL told that whatever we are pleading is logical and asked what will happen if the scales are upgraded for all executives. Establishment cell pointed out that group B executive will reach E7 scales while as per EPP they can be promoted up to E6 only. Establishment cell also informed that there shall be huge financial implication on implementing this proposal. Establishment cell also pointed that with replacement of scales for all executives, there won't be any anomalies. CMD BSNL told them that when executive are getting some benefit out of refusal by government, to snatch that benefit from executives is not good and BSNL should bear the expenses occurring as an outcome of refusal by government to implement E1A and E2A. We asked from CMD BSNL that whether the proposal which is resulting in huge financial implications can be implemented. He assured that he will get the proposal through as the financial burden is out of pension liability and the Amount will any how go to the government only. 

 

We also highlighted that as per current practice, the amount of pension contribution on highest basic is being paid only when the person retires and hence the burden is not immediate. However, we will go by management decisions but only thing that should be kept in mind is that replacement of E1A and E2A with E2 and E3 scales are immediate necessity as the executives joining after 1.1.2007 are facing losses in their salary and that an executive should not be made to remain in E3 scale for 10 years just because he has achieved E2 scale five years before his/her seniors. CMD BSNL again reassured that an Executive will not be kept in any scale for 10 years and he is willing to upgrade all the scales to avoid anomalies.

 

On the issue of implementation of KHAN COMMITTEE REPORT ON CPSU Hierarchy, CMD BSNL said that since the committee has proposed that executives may be given time bound functional promotion up to the scale of AGMs and in the DGM scale as Jt. DGM, management does not have any issue over it and the same shall be implemented as per KHAN COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS. On extending superannuation benefit, it was agreed that the quantum will be reconsidered after approval from DoT and the date of implementation shall also be reviewed with increasing financial performance by BSNL. On DGM RRs and the ongoing DGM recruitment, it was agreed that the same will be scrapped. On MT RR, Though the United Forum once again emphasized that they are against any lateral recruitment of fresher's above JTO/JAO Equivalent, Director (HR) advised that keeping in view, the demand of other stake holders, the issue of scrapping of MT RRs may be dealt after the membership verification/referendum process of the Executive Associations and the view of the majority association shall be taken into consideration. Till that time MT recruitment shall be kept on hold. We agreed to the proposal as the action was to be taken by considering the view of the majority and if majority wants MT to be scrapped, it will be scrapped, if majority wants MT to be held, it will be held. CMD BSNL also directed HR team to take all necessary actions to expedite the CPCs and LDCE by engaging senior lawyers. On Rule-8 cases and special recruitment drive for hard tenure/short fall circles and other issues enumerated in agenda, a meeting was fixed with Director (HR) on 23rd May 2016. On 23rd May, the meeting was held with Director (HR) which continued on 24th May also where in all the demands of united forum were discussed in detail and the decisions were taken with a firm time line for implementation of the same with due commitment from all the HR Unit officers to adhere to the timelines. On 24th May 2016 evening, the meeting continued till 9:30 pm and after the decisions, the letter containing minutes of the meetings with decisions & firm timelines were prepared which was to be taken to CMD BSNL for approval. Hence, director (HR) advised us to wait in her office, while the minutes were discussed with CMD. About 10 pm GM (SR) returned after discussing with CMD BSNL and informed us that some corrections are required in the minutes of E-2 and E-3 pay scale. After corrections, we saw that there was ambiguity on the issue of number of years for the executives in E3 scale and requested to correct the letter accordingly. GM (SR) tried to contact Director (HR) but could not get her on telephone. Finally GM (SR) told that next morning of 25th May 2016, he shall discuss the matter with director (HR) and will inform us to release the decisions communicated in the meeting. ( All this while, the friendly association was on toes, running here and there to derail all these developments). However, on the inaction of the SR section to address the issue of keeping executives in E3 scale for 10 years next morning as there was no communication, we were forced to start Hunger Fast. In the evening, however, under pressure from some overzealous corners that didn't bothered about the resolution of the issues just for the sake of credit, SR cell notified referendum and enforced code of conduct which acted as a tool for the friendly association in their quest for sabotaging the agitation and settlement of issues. On 26-5-2016 afternoon at 2.30PM, GM SR informed to attend meeting with Dir HR at 3.30pm. Dir HR in the meeting told that the minutes prepared till now can't be issued as the notification of Executive Association has been issued and management has to maintain a level playing field. We told Director (HR) that notifying referendum was not called for at this time when the settlement of burning HR issues should have been the prime agenda. We asked if they can't communicate the decisions then they should take action on ground as HR team will not sit idle till referendum and whether all the transfer postings are also going to be put on hold. We firmly emphasized that till clarity is not brought on the issue of keeping executives in E3 scales for how many years, we are not going to withdraw. We met CMD BSNL also and apprised him about the developments. CMD assured us to discuss the matter with Dir HR and Sr. GM legal. On 27-5-2016 again Dir (HR) called us and informed that as per legal advice, now decisions cannot be communicated formally, however they will issue a general letter stating that timelines committed with the association and decisions taken in the meeting shall be adhered to. Thereafter Director HR, issued the appeal stating that the timelines committed to the association shall be adhered to issues shall be resolved in a time bound manner.

 

Thereafter, in meeting with CMD BSNL, We again requested to bring clarity on the issue of number of years in which an executive shall be kept in E3 scale. After that, in another meeting with Director (HR) was held at 19:00 hours wherein she informed that CMD has approved the proposal to replace the scales of E1A with E2 and E2A with E3 and thereafter E3 to E4, E4 to E5,E5 to E6 and E6 toE7 with promotion from one grade to another in a span of Five years and no executive shall be kept in E3 scale for 10 years. When our continuous demand to not to keep executives in E3 scale for 10 years was agreed, we decided to defer our agitation.

 

Friends, a lot of talk has been made from the overzealous quarters about the organizational action program of United Forum and we have been able to protect the interest of the executives despite consistent hobnobbing and hand in gloves approach of the vested interests. We promise that we will keep on doing that.

 

Now going through their website, it appears that on CPSU hierarchy also, they are singing the tune of the management by showing different approach from that captured in KHAN COMMITTEE REPORT. However, their actual intent will be known only when the management finalizes the proposal. But that should not be a reason to worry, as we are maintaining a strict vigil and any detrimental activity which harms the interests of the executives shall be dealt with accordingly. 

 

Just Remember ? Together We Can?Together We Have?Together We Will.

27.05.2016:     Deferment of Organizational action Programme - call given by United Forum of AIBSNELA and AIGETOA

Congratulations to all the members and supporters of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA !!!!!. We hereby congratulate all the rank and file of United Forum for their dedicated support and participation in the organizational action program. This is only the first step achieved and we have miles to go. We have been able to convince the management about the legitimacy of our demands and the firm timelines for resolutions have been committed. Despite the several negative forces running every nuke and corner to derail the resolution of issues and doing all sort of propaganda to just achieve their only one objective i.e. of membership verification. No doubt, Membership verification is the solution to this leg pulling approach by the overzealous corners but the same should not have been at the cost of derailing and sabotaging the issues by their unnecessary threats. We welcome them in Ballot Field also. Time will show them their real destiny. 

Now we request all the members to work sincerely and very hard to take BSNL to the new Heights. To our understanding, Management has already taken the first step towards fulfilling the commitment by approving the Management Committee proposal of replacing the scales from E2 to E7 and we sincerely hope and believe that management will honor all its commitments to keep the employee ? employer relationship and industrial harmony at its best. We promise that we shall be keeping a strict vigilance over the issues to prevent any mischief from the overzealous corners.

Thanks and Gratitude once again to all the members for showing their exceptional support and hard-work to make this organizational action program successful?

In view of the positive approach of management and actual action taken on ground towards resolution of the issues? we hereby defer our organizational action program with a promise to return back if the things doesn?t go as committed.

<<<<<Click here for the letter of Director (HR)>>>?<<<<<Click here for the letter of deferment and for the Annexure I and annexure-II>>>>

27.05.2016:     Congratulations ! United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA deferred the ongoing organizational program <<<<Click here for letter of deferment>>>>  

Details will  follows.....

27.05.2016:     Letter of Director(HR), BSNL Board regarding membership verification of Executive Associations <<<Click here for Letter>>>>>>
26.05.2016:     United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA extends & records sincere thanks for making the Hunger Fast 100 % successful through out the country on 2nd day also.

Today Director (HR) called the leaders of United Forum for a meeting at 15.30 Hrs. The meeting was attended by GS, President, FS and AGS (HQ) of AIBSNLEA along with the President, AGS, and OS of AIGETOA. The meeting continued till 20.30 Hrs. Discussions were held in a positive environment but remained inconclusive. The talks will continue tomorrow morning.

All the Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to keep the enthuisim and zeal to fight the ill motive of some sect of Managemnt and negative forces. Please ensure grand success of the Hunger Fast programme on its third day also.The negative forces are to be given a befitting reply. No body and No body can derail the issues which have been brought to the conclusive end after continuous and sustained struggle of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA. Just remain united and keep the momentum on.

26.05.2016:     Glimpses of Second Day of Hunger Fast Call of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA at ....

(i) <<<<<BSNL Corporate Office>>>>>

(ii) <<<<Rajasthan Circle>>>>>

(iii) <<<<Karnataka Circle>>>>>

(iv) <<<<Kerala Circle>>>>

(v) <<<<Maharastra Circle>>>>

(vi) <<<Punjab Circle>>>>

(vii) <<<<Tamilnadu Circle>>>>>

(viii)<<<<UP(E) Circle>>>>

 

All Circle Secretaries are requested to upload the glimpses of daily Hunger Fast at their Circle Website with their SSAs Glimpses......

25.05.2016:     BSNL Corporate Office orders regarding

(i) Notice for holding First Executive Membership Verification-calling up of application <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(ii) Recognition of majority representative Association of serving Executive employees in BSNL-Facilities  <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(iii) Amendment to the BSNL (Recogntion of Executives Association) Rules 2014 <<<Click here for letter>>>>

25.05.2016:     United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA extends & records sincere thanks for making the Hunger Fast 100 % successful through out the country on 1st day.

 

Fight against the neglecting attitude of BSNL Management and defeat the conspiracy.

 

Flare up the Agitation.

 

Implement sincerely "Work According to Rule" program.

 

Book your tickets.

 

Ensure your presence at Delhi on 01.06.2016.

 

Implement "DELHI CHALO" Program.

24.05.2016:     4th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Circle

 

4th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Circle on 24.05.2016 at Mathura: The 4th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Circle was organized on 24.05.2016 at the Hotel Heera Invitation?s Conference Hall in a grand manner. The Conference was attended by Shri Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) from AIBSNLEA CHQ side. The GM (Fin) CO Meerut Shri S.K. Bharadwaj was the Chief Guest in the Conference. Shri G.P. Tripathi Sr. GMTD Mathura was the Guest of Honor, Shri Sourabh Mishra TDM Mainpuri, Shri D.P. Sharma IFA Mathura attended the OPEN SESSION as special guests. The theme of the open session was ?The Role of the Executives? Association in the growth of BSNL?.

 

Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Shri Jagmohan Meena welcomed all the dignitaries. All the dignitaries on the dais were warmly welcomed by presenting bouquets.

 

Circle President AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Shri A.H. Khan in his address mentioned the need of the Associations for resolving the issues of the Executives especially in big organizations like BSNL. He appreciated the achievements of AIBSNLEA CHQ specially GS AIBSNLEA in continuously resolving the issues of BSNL Executives.

 

Shri Sourabh Mishra TDM Mainpuri in his address mentioned that the role of the members is very important In the Associations. The role of the Association is not limited up-to HR issues but also for viability. He mentioned that the Association work is to negotiate the issues. He mentioned that we should more focus on the mobile sector for earning more and more revenue. He emphasized on the need to make strengthened the DSA network on revenue sharing basis.

 

Guest of Honor in the Open Session, Shri G.P. Tripathi, Sr. GMTD Mathura welcomed all in the historic city Mathura. He mentioned that the role of the middle management is very important for the smooth working of BSNL and the strategic preparation in this regard is very important. He mentioned that BSNL Mobile?s launching in the price war scenario. He informed that the present BSNL market share is 9.56% and we all should make efforts to enhance it. He mentioned that still our landline is having the transparency and faith of the customers. He appealed all to give more focus on the Lease line and mobile sectors for the better growth of BSNL.

 

Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Shri Jagmohan Meena thanked UP (WEST) circle management for resolving the problems of Executives in true sense especially transparent transfers and postings. He apprised the role of AIBSNLEA Circle body in resolving the issues of the Executives' of UP (WEST) Circle. He thanked the CHQ for its tireless efforts for resolving the UP (WEST) Circle Executives' problems. He assured his fullest co-operation to Circle Management. At last he welcomed all the distinguished guest for their esteemed presence in the Circle Conference.

 

Chief Guest of the Open Session, Shri S.K. Bharadwaj, the GM (Fin) CO Meerut thanked the AIBSNLEA UP (West) Circle of the successful holding of the Circle Conference and thanked AIBSNLEA for its great affection. He mentioned that now a days all the discussions are based on the revenue basis and non performing GMs/CGMs have been transferred in the recent past. In this type of scenario the role and agenda of the Association is very important. He further mentioned that UP (West) circle has the necessity to perform better because as compare to last year the revenue of the circle has fallen down by 30 crores in which Noida has the share of 15 Crores. He mentioned that this major loss is due to landline. He suggested that we should protect our assets. He informed that the revenue of the landline of UP (West) Circle is more then UP (East) but mobile revenue of UP (East) is 2.5 times more then UP (West). This is due to MTNL presence in some of the part of the UP (West) Circle. He appealed all to contribute vigorously for the growth of mobile segment. He praised CGM UPW for his hard work for the betterment of the BSNL. At last he thanked to AIBSNLEA UPW for inviting him in the Circle Conference.

 

Com. Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) CHQ in his address congratulated all the members in UP (WEST) Circle for providing such a huge response in Circle Conference. He conveyed the greetings of the GS AIBSNLEA for success of the Circle conference, who could not attend the Conference due to urgent meeting with Director (HR) in BSNLCO. OS (North) mentioned that the UP (WEST) Circle is a very important Circle for BSNL as well as AIBSNLEA. He congratulated all for the elaborate arrangement of conference and making the UP (WEST) as an important circle in North Zone due to near location of Delhi. He explained the efforts of CHQ in continuously resolving the issues of BSNL Executives. He appealed all to work with the team spirit for retaining the UP (WEST) as a profit making Circle in North Zone. He congratulated the comrades of AIBSNLEA UP (WEST) Circle for the successful holding of Circle Conference and thanked the comrades for their grand participation. He mentioned that UP (WEST) Circle is a very important Circle for not only AIBSNLEA but also for the BSNL. He mentioned that this Circle is a profit making Circle of BSNL due to the hard work of BSNL Executives? of BSNL. He further mentioned that the past trend of the declining profit which was a serious concern for all of us has been gone over and the BSNL is now on the way of betterment. He told that this year also the operating profit is 2000 Crores. Inspite of the 55% of salary expenditure the company is running without taking any loan. In this regard we can say that BSNL is not a sick company. BSNL is taking loan only for the capital expenditure.

 

Com. OS (N) explained the discriminatory attitude of the Government towards BSNL in the terms of Rural Expenditure, ADC Charges, Heavy BWA Spectrum Fee and notional loan of Rs. 7500 Crores etc. Com OS (N) appraised the house about the Sam G. Pitroda Committee recommendation and the views of the Trade Unions/Associations in the same. Com. OS(N) demanded for issue of whitepaper on the same i.e. on the VRS, Unbundling of last mile copper etc.Com OS(N) further explained  that how the AIBSNLEA is continuously pursuing these viability related issue with the BSNL Management and DoT.

 

Com OS (N) further explained the status of HR issues related to mainly recent DPCs from 700 DEs to DGM. He also explained the status of DPCs of SDE to DE(Regular), JTO to SDE, JTO to SDE by LDCE,  JAO to AO, AO to CAO, CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (regular),  CAO to DGM(F), DPC in Civil/Electrical wing, case PPS posts creation in field units and Sr. PPS post creation in BSNL CO etc. Com OS(N) further explained  the status of the pending issues of the BSNL pensioners like withdrawal of 60:40 , IDA pension revision on 3rd PRC, CGHS facility to BSNL pensioners, ERP help to BSNL pensioners etc. in detail. He also appealed the UP (WEST) Circle Management to release the transferred Executives well in time.

 

Com OS (N) stressed upon the need of customer delight in BSNL. At last Com. OS (N) thanked to all and appealed the entire Executives? for making every effort with a team spirit for making BSNL a vibrant organization.

 

At the end of the Circle Conference the elections were held for the new Circle body for the next term. Com A.H. Khan AO Bareilly, Com. Jagmohan Meena SDE Mathura and Com. Sudhakar Goyal SDE Agra, were unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer for the next term. Com Nimesh Yadav managed that stage and Mike arrangements. Com. D.P. Sharma extended the vote of thanks.

 

The entire Conference Hall was Jam Packed with mammoth gathering.  <<<<<CLICK HERE FOR GLIMPSES>>>>>

24.05.2016:    Talks with Director(HR) fails: Implement Organisational action programme with complete success i.e. 100% participation of the members. BSNL Management's indifferent & biased attitude has forced United Forum to continue agitation programme. This will be the decisive struggle.

All the Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure grand success of agitational programme.

24.05.2016:     GS writes to:

(1) Smt. Sujata Ray Director (HR)  BSNL Board, regarding Departmental outsider TTA to DRJTO Pay fixation in the light of NEPRC under para 3.6 regd.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(2) The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office  regarding request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of Accountant Personnel <<<Click here for letter>>>

(3) The GM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office regarding:

(a) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of SDE.

(b) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DE <<<Click here for letter>>>

24.05.2016:   An appeal to the Executive fraternity!

For Immediate implementation of the decisions taken in the meeting held on 14.12.2015 issued vide minutes of the meeting through letter no. BSNL/7-3/SR/2015 dated 14.12.2015 i.e.

1. Immediate implementation of the recommendation of the committee headed by Sh. M. A. Khan, ED (NB) on standard E2 & E3 scales for JTO & SDE Equivalent executives and CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL, scrapping of the MT, DGM RRs altogether.
2.  Extending 30% Superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees.
3.  Resolution of various other long pending HR issues like taking urgent necessary action for:
a. Immediate conduction of various CPCs in all the disciplines to fill up the vacant Group-'A' and Group-'B' equivalent posts in a time bound manner, notional pay fixation of all upgraded pay-scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000, one time relaxation to Steno Grade-III for their promotion to PA cadre, settlement of Pay Anomaly cases where junior executives are drawing more pay than senior executives, special recruitment drive for hard tenure/shortfall circles, FR 22(I)a(i) pay fixation to officiating JTOs, restructuring of AD (OL) cadres, finalization of new SDE RR 2014 in line with association suggestions.
b. Settlement of Rule-8 transfer cases, Pay loss to JTOs/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and fixation of pay in respect of departmental outsider (TTA) appointed as JTOs, extension of E1+ 5 advance increment benefit to JTO (SRD)/JAO 2013 batch, PA Cadre and diversion of 50% MT Quota CAO Posts to seniority quota and other long pending HR issues submitted earlier

Hold Three days "Hunger Fast" at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA Head Quarters on 25th , 26th and 27th May 2016 (10:00 Hours   to 18:00 Hours).


"Work According to Rules" with effect from 25th May 2016 (10:00 Hours) till the settlement of demands.
 

1st June 2016 onwards -  "Delhi Chalo" for Indefinite Dharna at BSNL CO. The executives throughout the country will gather at BSNL CO, New Delhi till withdrawal of the MT Notification and settlement of various HR issues. During this period, there will be complete non-cooperation with management.

Defeat the conspiracy to deny the Executives of their legitimate rights

24.05.2016:   RTI queries on our Pension issue:

Our veteran Comrade Amit Kumar Gupta, who had earlier submitted number of RTI queries on our Pension issue, had submitted another RTI six month ago (21-12-2015) asking some more questions based on the information received out of his earlier queries. DOT vide 13-1/2016-PSF dt 16-5-2016 has replied the queries. The questions and answers are placed below in a tabular form for better understanding. 

                       QUESTIONS ASKED

  REPLY BY DOT (13-1/2016-PSF DT 16-5- 2016)

1. Vide note sheet N-4 of File no 1-45/2003-B (pt.-1) dated 6-9-2006,(copy received through RTI enclosed) Secretary, DOT gave approval for creation of a Rolling Fund from the 60% of the receipts from BSNL on Dividend Income, License Fee and Corporate Tax/Excise duty etc. for exclusive use of payment of pension.

a) Whether the said Rolling Fund has been created accordingly ? 

b) What is the present nomenclature of the fund

  NO ROLLING FUND HAS BEEN CREATED

 

2. Considering the reply of 1(a) above is ?yes?  kindly inform :

a) Whether the pension of the pensioners retired after taking absorption is paid from this rolling fund.?

b) Whether the pension of the pensioners retired before 1-10-2000 from DOT is paid from this rolling fund.?

c) Whether the pension of the pensioners retired from BSNL while serving BSNL as ?deemed deputation?  is paid from this rolling fund.?

d) Whether the pensionary benefits like Gratuity etc is also paid from this rolling fund to above pensioners at 2(a),(b) and (c) ? 

 

a) Pension pf the pensioners retired after taking absorption in BSNL is paid from Consolidated Fund Of India as per Rule 37-A

b) From Consolidated Fund of India

c) From Consolidated Fund of India

d) Does not arise in view of reply to para 1 & 2 above

  

3. Considering the reply of 1(a) above is ?no? kindly inform :

a) From which fund the pension of the pensioners retired after taking absorption in BSNL is paid ?

b) From which fund the pension of the pensioners retired before 1-10-2000 from DOT is paid.?

c) From which fund the pension of the pensioners retired from BSNL while serving BSNL as ?deemed deputation? is paid?

d) From which fund the pensionary benefits like Gratuity etc is paid to above pensioners at 2(a),(b) and (c)

  From Consolidated Fund of India

3. From which fund the pension and pensionary benefits of the pensioners retired from DOT after 1-10-2000, who never served in BSNL, is paid? Kindly inform. 

  From Consolidated Fund of India

4. If the said rolling fund is created, kindly inform :

a) What is the present balance of the fund?

b) Kindly furnish the year wise balance from year 2009 with year wise credit and debit amounts.

 In view of rteply to para 1 , information is 'NIL'

5. Kindly inform in details the utilisation of the ?Pension Contribution? paid by BSNL for each of its serving employees under FR 116 and deposited to DOT. How the collected money is spend ?

Pension Contribution collected from BSNL serving employees is deposited in Consolidated Fund of India as per extant rules.

After this reply the question which comes to everybody's mind:-
1)Then why Hon'ble MOC while replying the question raised in lok sabha did not mention that the pension is paid from the Consolidated Fund of India ?
2) Why then there is so much of correspondence on question of fund provision for granting 78.2% IDA for pensioners ?
3 Why DOT has asked for annulment of 60:40 provision in the Cabinet Memo ?
4) If the pension funding is from Consolidated Fund, then why 78.2% IDA is not given to pensioners even after 3 years?

5) While replying the DOE's query in the tear 2014, why it was not pointed out to DOE that the pension is paid from consolidated fund of India. (No 40-13/2013 Pen(T) dt 11-7-2014)

23.05.2016:   Updates of Meeting with CMD and Director (HR) on 19.05.2016 and 23.05.2016:

A meeting was held on 19th May 2016 with representatives of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA with CMD BSNL in presence of Director (HR), GM (Establishment), Jt. GM (Pers), DGM (Estt).  The meeting lasted for more than two hours. The issues were discussed at length and concrete decisions has been taken. Thereafter, as per the instructions of CMD BSNL, a meeting of representatives of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA was held with Director (HR) on 23.05.2016 in the presence of GM (Estt), GM (Rectt), Addl. GM (SR),    Jt. GM (Pers). The issues and their implementation was discussed in the meeting which lasted for around three hours and clear cut directions have been given to the concerned HR units to implement the same. Management side appealed for withdrawing the agitation program in view of the concrete decisions being conveyed. However, we are firm on our decision that any reconsideration of the agitation program can only be done if the management communicates the decisions in writing stating the implementation methodology along with time lines in clear cut terms. Director (HR) has guided SR cell to do the same. In case the decisions are communicated in true spirit, then only the review on the agitation program can be thought about.

 

During the meeting it was told by the Jt. GM (Pers) that his earlier statement regarding clearance from Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh for SDE (T) to DE (T) promotions was based on the information given by Punjab Circle which later on found wrong. In fact the case for promotions from SDE (T) to DE (T) will be heard on 07.07.2016 and the case on promotions from AO to CAO will be heard on 12.07.2016.

  

All the Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure the success of implementation third phase of agitation program i.e. Day Long Hunger Fast for Three Days on 25th ,26th and 27th May 2016 along with "Work According to Rule" program w.e.f. 10:00 Hours on 25th May 2016 onwards.

23.05.2016:   BSNL Corporate office issues orders regarding:

1. Extension of benefits of pay protection to the Internal officials selected against DR JTO quota who have applied through proper channel. <<<Click here for letter>>>>

2. Grant of Perks to Executive Employees in BSNL. <<<Click here for letter>>>>

3. Promotion & Posting to the grade of SE (Electrical) for three more EE (Electrical) <<<Click here for letter>>>>

4. Guidelines for filling up 38 Number Principal Private Secretary (PPS) Posts in BSNL Field Units. <<<Click here for letter>>>>

21.05.2016:  at 11.00 PM BSNL Corporate office declared result w.r.t. LDCE for promotion to the grade of SDE(T) under 33% Quota held on 21.06.2015   <<<Click here for letter>>>>   <<<Click here for list-OC>>>   <<<Click here for list-SC>>>  <<<Click here for list-ST>>>   

AIBSNLEA congratulated to all the successful executives in the LDCE for promotion to the grade of SDE(T) under 33% Quota held on 21.06.2015.

20.05.2016:     GS writes to

(a) The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requested for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of Accountant Personnel  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(b) The GM (Pers.)BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding  requested for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of SDE.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

( c) The PGM (EW) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding   representation from Shri Hari Singh Rawat, Staff No. 95556, BSNL, Electrical Sub Division-II Udaipur-313002(Rajasthan) regarding to revise the Seniority list of SDEs (E) at the earliest in accordance with the Supreme Court decision in the respect of civil appeal No. 7803 of 2014.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(d) The Director (HR)  BSNL Board, regarding representation from Smt. Mumta Raina AO, CSC % GMTD Jammu regarding her promotion orders as (AO) with retrospective effect ? request for modification/ condoning with retrospective effect.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(e) The PGM (BW) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding  application from Shri Sudipto Kumar Chakraborty, JTO (Civil) BSNL Civil Division, Tinsukia, Assam, HR No. 199213507 regarding his posting on promotion as SDE (Civil) at Assam Circle, Tinsukia Sub Division. <<<Click here for letter>>>

20.05.2016:     5th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA J&K Circle on 18.05.2016 at Jammu:

The 5th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA J&K Circle was organized on 18.05.2016 at the Press Club Jammu in a grand manner. The Conference was attended by Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary AIBSNLEA CHQ and Shri Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) from AIBSNLEA CHQ side. The CGMT J&K Circle Shri H.K. Verma was the Chief Guest in the Conference. Shri V.K. Garg GM (Admn), Shri Gautam Lal GMTD Jammu, Shri Vijay Gupta CE (E), Ex-CS AIBSNLEA J&K Shri R.J. Kaw and Shri Amrik Singh, CS AIGETOA J&K attended the OPEN SESSION as Guest of Honor and special guests. Many senior Officers from DoT and BSNL also attended the Open Session as Special Guests.

 

Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA J&K Shri Sunil Parimoo welcomed all the dignitaries. All the dignitaries on the dais were warmly welcomed by presenting bouquets. He mentioned the BSNL?s tremendous role in overcoming the natural calamities in Uttarakhand and J&K. He thanked CGMT J&K for resolving the problems of Executives? in true sense. He appraised the role of AIBSNLEA Circle body in resolving the issues of the Executives' of J&K Circle. He thanked the CHQ for its tireless efforts for resolving the J&K Circle Executives' problems. At last he welcomed the entire distinguished guest for their esteemed presence in the Circle Conference.

 

Circle President AIBSNLEA J&K Shri P.C. Thapa in his address mentioned the AIBSNLEA achievements in the past few years for the Executives? of J&K Circle. He also highlighted the need for the holding of immediate CPCs for the promotion of Executives. He praised the dynamic leadership of the CGM J&K. He told that there is a lot of scope for enhancing the telecom services in J&K area. He mentioned the need of immediate supply of the SMPS/Power plants and the mobile equipments of the betterment of the services. He also stressed on the need of the transparency in the transfers and postings.

 

Com. Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) CHQ in his address congratulated all the members in J&K Circle for providing such a huge response in Circle Conference. He further mentioned that the J&K Circle is a very important Circle for BSNL as well as AIBSNLEA. He congratulated all for the elaborate arrangement of conference and making the J&K as a profit making circle in North Zone. He explained the efforts of CHQ in continuously resolving the issues of BSNL Executives. He also appealed the J&K Circle Management to release the transferred Executives well in time so that more and more Executives may be interested to take voluntarily posting in J&K. He appealed all to work with the team spirit for retaining the J&K as a profit making Circle in North Zone.

 

Shri Amrik Singh, CS AIGETOA J&K in his address thanked for inviting him in the Circle Conference. He appealed the GS AIBSNLEA to make efforts for creation of a better HR policy for the BSNL Executives. He also appealed the CGMT J&K to immediate release the pending Rule 8 transfers and pending relieving in J&K Circle.

 

Guest of Honor Shri Gautam Lal GMTD Jammu in his address mentioned that all the Executives are the part of the Management. He told that the problem of the SMPS and Power Plant is going to resolve very shortly. He told that the BTS availability is >97% in Jammu. He mentioned that in last 2 months the postpaid mobile revenue has been increased by 2.75 Crores and there is no call drop problem. At last he appealed all to work hard for the growth of BSNL.

 

GS AIBSNLEA, Com. Prahlad Rai, congratulated the comrades of AIBSNLEA J&K Circle for the successful holding of Circle Conference and thanked the comrades for their grand participation. He mentioned that J&K Circle is a very important Circle for not only AIBSNLEA but also for the BSNL. He mentioned that this Circle is a profit making Circle of BSNL due to the hard work of BSNL Executives? of BSNL. Com GS further mentioned that the past trend of the declining profit which was a serious concern for all of us has been gone over and the BSNL is now on the way of betterment. He told that this year also the operating profit is 2000 Crores. In-spite of the 55% of salary expenditure the company is running without taking any loan. In this regard we can say that BSNL is nor a sick company. BSNL is taking loan only for the capital expenditure. Com GS mentioned that all the dues of BSNL i.e. ADC charges etc should be cleared immediately by the Government for the smooth running of the 29000 BSNL Exchanges. Com. GS explained the role of AIBSNLEA in the view of viability of BSNL, which is the most important issue on this crucial juncture. Com. GS mentioned that due to the efforts of AIBSNLEA only, the leave encashment reserve fund has been created.

 

Com. GS explained the discriminatory attitude of the Government towards BSNL in the terms of Rural Expenditure, ADC Charges, Heavy BWA Spectrum Fee and notional loan of Rs 7500 Crores etc. Com GS appraised the house about the Sam. G. Pitroda, Committee recommendation and the views of the Trade Unions/Associations in the same. Com. GS demanded for issue of whitepaper on the same i.e. on the VRS, Un-bundling of last mile copper etc. Com GS further explained that how the AIBSNLEA is continuously pursuing these viability related issue with the BSNL Management and DoT. He appreciated the efforts of J&K Circle Executives for taking initiative to taken initiative to make it a profit making Circle.

Com GS further explained the status of HR issues related to mainly recent DPCs from 700 DEs to DGM. He also explained the status of DPCs of SDE to DE (Regular), JTO to SDE, JTO to SDE by LDCE, JAO to AO, AO to CAO, CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (regular), CAO to DGM (F), DPC in Civil/Electrical wing, Restructuring of AD(OL) case, DPCs of Telecom Factory and the issues of PA/PS, JTO (Officiating) regularization, PPS posts creation in field units and Sr PPS post creation in BSNL CO etc. Com GS further explained  the status of the pending issues of the BSNL pensioners like withdrawal of 60:40 , IDA pension revision on 3rd PRC, CGHS facility to BSNL pensioners, ERP help to BSNL pensioners etc. in detail. He also appealed the J&K Circle Management to release the transferred Executives well in time

At last GS AIBSNLEA appealed the comrades of J&K circle to come in front line and accept the responsibilities with full courage with enthusiasm for retaining BSNL J&K as a profit making Circle. Com GS stressed on the need of customer delight in BSNL. At last Com GS thanked to all and appealed the entire Executives? for making every effort with a team spirit for making BSNL a vibrant organization.

The President of the Open Session CGMT J&K Circle Shri H.K. Verma in his address mentioned that J&K Circle is also a profit making Circle in CFA segment. He suggested that the payment of the vendors should be made in time for the better services and make the goodwill of BSNL. He mentioned that by the end of May 2016, 176 BTSs will come to J&K and the same will be commissioned up-to July 2016. He mentioned that initiative taken by the J&K Circle for successfully holding the North Zone Circle Heads meeting in Srinagar. He mentioned that due to the initiative taken by the J&K Circle, the proposal of 40 GE connectivity between Jammu and Srinagar was accepted by the Corporate Office, which is good for EB purpose. He mentioned that initiative taken by J&K Circle for arranging the informative lectures in the educational institutes of J&K on World Telecom Day. He informed that the supply of the batteries is ready for issuing the PO. He mentioned that our every exchange should be customer centralized and customer oriented. He told that there are >5000 active retailers in J&K and we should meet regularly with our retailers/Franchisees and DSAs for the better services. He further mentioned that the Switch rooms/Exchanges should be as per norms. He assured his full cooperation to the Executives of BSNL. He suggested developing long term relationships with our vendors for increase the customer satisfaction and profitability of BSNL. At last he congratulated AIBSNLEA for the grand success of the open session.

 

The Open Session ended with the National Anthem.

 

At the end of the Circle Conference the elections were held for the new Circle body for the next term. Com P.C. Thappa SDE, Com. Sunil Parimoo AGM and Smt. Geeta Dhar AO, were unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer for the next term. Com P.K. Malhotra AGM managed that stage arrangements and Com. C.L. Ganjoo District Secreatary Jammu organized the overall management of the Circle Conference in a nice way. The entire Conference Hall was Jam Packed with mammoth gathering.  <<<Click here for glimpses>>>>>

19.05.2016:     GS writes to Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), BSNL Corporate office regarding grant of Special CL to the members of  AIBSNLEA attending the 5th All India Conference from 17th June to 19th June 2016, Pre-AIC Central Working Committee meeting on 16th June 2016 and the CHQ office bearers & Advisors meeting on 15.06.2016  <<<Click here for letter>>>

 19.05.2016:     Meeting with CMD BSNL:

CMD BSNL in presence of Director (HR) held a meeting with the representatives of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA wherein from Forum side GS & AGS (HQ) of AIBSNLEA along with President, AGS and OS of AIGETOA and from Administration side GM (Estt), Jt. GM (Pers.) and DGM (Estt) participated in the meeting and discussed the demands of the United Forum in details.

 

CMD shown his very positive attitude during the discussion for the settlement of long pending HR issues. After discussion on some important issues he advised Director (HR) to hold further discussion on all the demands on 23rd May 2016 at 15.00 Hrs. The details of discussions/decisions will be communicated after the meeting with Director (HR) on 23.05.2016. United Forum impressed upon to take decisions on the demands in a time bound manner.

 

Promotions from SDE (T) to DE (T):

During the meeting Jt. GM (Pers.) informed that the Hon?ble CAT Bench Chandigarh has given clearance to the promotions from SDE (T) to DE (T) subject to outcome of the court case. Director (HR) assured to expedite the CPC immediately.

 

Result of LDCE for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T):

Similarly on the basis of Hon?ble CAT Bench Chandigarh judgment wherein it has been directed to declare the result of LDCE for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T), Director (HR) assured to declare the results. However, the promotion orders will be issued only after the final judgment from the Hon?ble CAT in the month of July 2016.

 

Majority verification of the Executive Associations:

CMD BSNL also directed Director (HR) to conduct the majority verification of the Executive Associations immediately. Director (HR) mentioned that the efforts are being made to conduct the majority verification of the Executive Associations in the month of July / August 2016.

 

We, further clarify that we are not going to withdraw our agitation on mere assurances unless and until definitive actions are taken on ground. We request the complete rank and file of the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA to continue with their preparations for the final war.

 19.05.2016:     BSNL Corporate Office issues revised orders for transfer and posting of executives on promotion in the grade of DGM of Telecom Operation Stream. <<<Click here for letter>>>

 18.05.2016:     GS writes to:

1. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL regarding : One time relaxation for up gradation of Stenographers drawing the pay scale of executive cadre under ACP scheme ? <<<Click here for letter>>>

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

(a) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE

(b) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of SDE

(c) Representation from Shri B. K. Sahoo, AGM CM Cuttack Staff No. 32091 regarding consideration of his Adhoc Promotion from AGM to DGM (T) as a special case

(d) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DGM (Adhoc)-

(e) Representation from Shri M. Rajendran, Staff No. 33058, DGM (Look After) % GM Telecom, BSNL, Dharmapuri-636705, Tamil Nadu regarding inclusion of his name in the promotion and eligibility list for requirement of APARs of all Working AGM/DE(T) on regular  basis for considering promotion to DGM (T). <<<Click here for letters>>>

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

(a) Representation from Shri S.  Nagaraju CAO TR % GM Telecom, J.L. Puram, Mysore -12 regarding Non- Issue of Promotion order to him in the cadre of DGM (F) -

(b) Request for transfer/Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of   Accountant Personnel <<<Click here for letter>>>

18.05.2016:  Agitation Call of United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA in support of their legitimate demands:

In this regard, it is clarified that though our sister Association has withdrawn its agitation, we once again re-assure all the executives that we are not going to withdraw our agitation on mere assurances unless and until definitive actions are taken on ground. We request the complete rank and file of the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA to continue with their preparations for the final war.

17.05.2016:  Congratulations! AIBSNLEA consistent and untiring efforts yielded result in getting released promotion orders in respect of 20 EE (E) to the post of SE (E) <<<<Click here for Promotion Orders>>>>

  

We are extremely thankful to CMD BSNL, Director (HR), ED (NB), PGM (EW), GM (Pers) and other Pers. Cell / EW Cell staff members.

<<<<Click here for TELEWAVE-April-2016 Edition>>>>>>

16.05.2016:     AIC Mysuru:

1. All Circle Secretaries are again requested to send the collected funds (Donation / Advertisement in Souvenir) to AIC account immediately as just 23 working days are left for 5th AIC. Please do not keep it with you till your arrival to Mysuru.

email: aicmysconf@gmail.com

Name of the SB A/c: 5th AIC

SB A/c No: 215000101005212

IFSC Code: CORP0002150

Name of the Bank: Corporation Bank, Kamakshi Hospital Branch, Mysuru - 570023

 

2. All Circle Secretaries are further requested to arrange the remittance of the Diary-2014, Diary-2015 and Diary-2016 payments before AIC Mysuru. A huge claimed amount is seems to be pending. Finance Secretary has already mailed the  pending amount list to concerned Organization Secretaries / Circle Secretaries. In case of any discrepancy, he may please be contacted.

13.05.2016:     Meeting with CMD BSNL

CMD BSNL Called President AIGETOA, GS AIBSNLEA and GS SNEA for a meeting. CMD Mentioned that in this financial year, BSNL has shown good performance vis-vis the last year and requested us to reconsider us that agitation program will adversely effect the  growth of BSNL. He shown us the messages from field units wherein it was mentioned that all executives are sitting outside and work is badly suffering and BSNL is not in position to afford it for even 10 minutes. Hence intervene and control the situation.

 

United forum explained that we have been demanding  implementation of Khan Committee report in its true spirit and as assured by Director (HR), the recommendations be implemented first and the anomalies can be examined later on. We also  requested that CPSU cadre hierarchy with scrapping of MT recruitment and DGM RRSs  with no lateral recruitment above JTO/JAO cadre, immediate holding of CPCs to fill up all group A and Group B vacant posts and settlement of other demands.

 

However, we have been taken aback with the one more U turn by GS SNEA as he said now anomalies be examined first (Perhaps for the first time anomalies which will happen in future should be examined before implementation) and then scales be replaced perhaps sensing the mood of CMD BSNL inclination towards our view. He further demanded MT recruitment be held immediately with one more absurd logic that exams cannot be scrapped once notified..

 

We further informed CMD BSNL that his HR team is working overnight to derail all the issues and infact the decisions conveyed at the level of CMD/Director (HR) is also not being obeyed and HR team acts just opposite what is decided at that level. Perhaps they may not be as concerned as CMD and Director (HR) for the reasons know to all of us?.

 

CMD decided to hold the meeting with United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA on Thursday, 19th May in presence of Director (HR).

 

We requested CMD to give final settlement and administrative orders on the issues after the meeting as already lot of discussions have taken place.

13.05.2016:     Massive Dharna on 13.05.2016 - Second Phase of Agitation Call

United Forum of BSNL Executives? Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA gave a call of agitation program in support of its long pending demands and in its second phase of agitation, one day massive "Dharna" is being organized at BSNL Corporate Office and all Circle/SSA head quarters.

At BSNL Corporate Office a large number of executives are participating in the Dharna in the leadership of  Comrade Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA and Com. Ravi Shil Verma, President AIGETOA.

<<<Click here for the photo 1>>> <<<Click here for the photo 2>>> <<<Click here for the photo 3>>> <<<Click here for the photo 4>>> <<<Click here for the photo 5>>> <<<Click here for more glimpses>>>>>

AIBSNLEA CHQ congratulates complete rank and file of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA for this successful and a historical one day Dharana through out the country.

12.05.2016:     Meeting with ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office:

GS, AGS (HQ) met ED (NB) and discussed regarding CPC from EE (E) to SE(E )  to fill up 25 SE vacant posts.  ED (NB) informed that CPC has been expedited to fill up 25 vacant SE (E) posts but promotion orders are held  for want of VCRs, still 4 EE (E) VCRs are pending i.e. 2 EE (E) from  Rajasthan, 1 EE(E)  from MP Circle and one EE(E)  from KTD Circle. We request all the concern Circle Secretaries to ensure early sending of 4 VCRs.

He assured for early issuance of promotion orders

CPC from SDE (E) to EE (E):- ED (NB) further informed that proposal to initiate CPC from SDE (E) to EE (E) has been sent to the Pers.  Cell for clearance thereafter to the competent authority for approval.  He assured an early action in this regard.

12.05.2016:     Meeting with Member (S), Member (Finance) DOT and Addl. Secy (T) DOT:

GS met Member (S), Member (Finance) DOT and Addl. Secy (T) DOT and invited them to attend 5th AIC as ?Guest of Honour?. They assured to look in to. GS also discussed and expressed our serious concern against DOT effort to tamper with executive Promotion Policy wherein they have objected double Pay fixation in the same IDA pay scale, one on time bound Promotion and another on Post based Promotion,  also for giving DNI after one year only.  We clarified that EPP was approved by DOT and notified on 18.1.2007 on the basis of HPC headed by Sh. S.Bhave, Spl. Secy (T) DOT, approved by BSNL Board and cleared by DOT with the approval of the then Secy. (T) Sh. D.S Mathur.  Hence, at this stage this cannot be altered on one or the other pretext.  It was formulated on the basis of the terms and conditions of absorption in BSNL to Group ?B? level executives.  Hence, in case EPP is tampered in any means then the absorption of Gr.B Officers should be cancelled and all Executives should be reverted back to DOT.  Addl. Secy. (T) appreciated our concern and told that EPP approved by DOT will never be tampered but multiple pay fixations in E-9 Pay scale is objected by DOT which is not permissible as per DPE guidelines.  However, the matter is under discussion in DOT. But the member (Finance) seems to be of the opinion that EPP and multiple Pay fixation in E-9 scale needs review.  We categorically told that any attempt to tamper with EPP will not be tolerated and there will be industrial unrest in BSNL.  Member (Finance) told that she has heard our opinion in this regard including BSNL management pleadings.

12.05.2016:     Meeting wit Secretary (T), DoT

GS met Sh.J.S.Deepak, Secy.(T) DOT and extended thanks for sending Cabinet note  on 78.2% IDA Pay fixation case of BSNL Pensioners and withdrawal of 60:40 Provision from Rule-37 A Pension Rule.  Also invited him to attend as ?Chief Guest? in the 5th AIC of AIBSNLEA scheduled to be held on 17th, 18th and 19th June 2016 at Mysore (Karnataka).  Secy. (T) appreciated our concern and assured to inform us later regarding his Program to attend 5th AIC at Mysore.

12.05.2016:     GS writes to:

(1) The GM (Pers) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding:

(a) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE-

(b) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of   DGM (Adhoc)

<<<Click here for letter>>>

2.The GM (Estt) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding:  

(a) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of JTO

(b) Representation from Shri Ch. Murali Krishna, Offg. JTO HR No. 199402943 % SDE (CM)-2, Cell One (O & M), Ashok Nagar, Guntur regarding Inclusion of his name in the list of ?Training for Officiating JTOs? as per the provisions of recruitment rules of Junior Telecom Officer (Telecom)-2014)-

<<<Click here for letter>>>

3.The PGM (BW) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding:

(a) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of JTO (Civil)

<<<Click here for letter>>>

4. The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding :

(a) Representation from Shri A. Narayana Bhat, JAO (Offg.) HR No. 198504813 % GMT, BSNL, Mangalore -575002 (Karnataka) regarding Regularisation of officiating JAOs who have passed / qualified in Part-1 Descriptive examination as per DOT syllabus and pattern

(b) Request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of   Accountant Personnel

<<<Click here for letter>>>

12.05.2016:     Poster for the ongoing agitation on the call of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA <<<Click here for poster>>>

12.05.2016:     AIC Mysuru:

1. All Circle Secretaries are requested to send proposal on constitution amendment and also on pension and alied issues, if any, to Com. J. Saibaba (janmaddisaibaba@gmail.com) and Shri Amit Gupta (sdebhl@yahoo.co.in) with a copy to CHQ respectively by this month end.

2. All Circle Secretaries are further requested to send the collected funds (Donation / Advertisement in Souvenir) to AIC account immediately. Please do not keep it with you till your arrival to Mysuru.

email: aicmysconf@gmail.com

Name of the SB A/c: 5th AIC

SB A/c No: 215000101005212

IFSC Code: CORP0002150

Name of the Bank: Corporation Bank, Kamakshi Hospital Branch, Mysuru - 570023

11.05.2016:    BSNL Managements biased and indifferent attitude towards executives who turned around the company is reflected in the record of discussion published by SR Cell on 11.05.2016:

Record of discussion of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA meeting with Director (HR) has been released wherein the issues / demands raised by Association and the proposed disposal / settlement plan by BSNL Management is attached.  BSNL Corporate Office vide letter number BSNL/7-3/SR/2015 dated 11.05.2016 issues target dates on the agenda items / issues raised by Associations relating to Pers. / Estt Section <<<<Click here for the letter of SR Cell >>>. Wherein, regarding conduction of various CPCs in Telecom Finance and Accounts, Telecom Factory Wings and CPC from JTO (C/E) to SDE (C/E) and EE(C/E) to SE (C/E) has not been mentioned. Our comments on various issues are as under:

1. Regarding AD (O/L) cadre restructuring proposal based of the committee report is being further delayed for next two months,

2. Pay anomaly cases with respect to juniors despite the Hon?ble Supreme Court judgement is being further delayed for the next four months.

3. Khan Committee recommendations on CPSU cadre hierarchy are totally ignored   and further modified structure will be planned in next two months and thereafter a joint committee will be formed to look into the implementations wherein the final proposal will be submitted after four months to the committee. In this manner the CPSU cadre hierarchy issue will be further dragged years together.

4. E2 and E3 scales for JTO and SDE equivalent executives: It is understood that BSNL Management will be submitting a memo to the MC of BSNL Board for grant of E2 and E3 scales for JTO and SDE equivalent cadres in replacement of E1A and E2A scales respectively with necessary changes as per recommendations of the Khan Committee wherein, it is being submitted that SDE and Sr. SDEs will remain in the E3 pay scales for ten years which is in violation of EPP and cannot be accepted.

5. Scrapping of the MTRR: Matter under review and proposal modified will be submitted to MC of BSNL Board wherein some modifications are suggested despite the assurances given in the meeting held with CMD BSNL on 14.12.2015 for scrapping the MTRR.

6. DGM RR: Despite the assurances given in the meeting held with CMD BSNL on 14.12.2015 for scrapping DGM RRs further a joint committee is proposed to be formed to complicate the issue.

7. Extending 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees: A proposal approved by BSNL Board is being sent to DoT for approval by 15.06.2016 wherein 3% contribution from BSNL will be made as the superannuation benefits to the BSNL recruited employees whereas 6% contribution was assured earlier.

8. One time relaxation to steno grade III for their promotion to PA cadre: Ignoring the demand it is mentioned that Stenographer ?III are covered under NEPP for promotions, in additions to the provisions available for the LICE for the post of PA. No further action is required on the subject is not acceptable.

9. Pay fixation in respect of Departmental outsider TTAs appointed as JTOs:  These Departmental TTA under direct recruitment quota after tendering technical resignation cannot be treated as promotions hence the options under Para 3.6 of the office order date 07.05.2010 is not admissible. The case is being killed by Estt. Cell ignoring the DoP&T pay fixation rules as well as other PSUs pay fixation orders.

10. E1+5 increments benefits to JTO (SRD), JAO 2013 Batch and PA cadre: The BSNL Board has given the approval on this issue for the executives? recruited upto18.07.2014 only. The executives recruited in the year 2015 are not covered with this proposal.

11. Notional pay fixation of E1A and E2A for Civil/Electrical Wings w.e.f 01.10.2000: SEA branch has stated that the instruction issued in respect of JAO are in consonance with MoF order which was duly approved by DoT but the fact remains that the MoF order was related to AAO pay scales which was duly approved by DoT and not for JAOs. The Dr. Vinay Shahi, Ex. Jt. DDG (SEA) committee report was for the purpose of time bound IDA scale upgradation on actual basis but BSNL Management decided only the residency for the purpose of EPP. It is understood that further proposal is being submitted to the management to kill the case finally.

 

In view of the above, it seems that the management is adamant with an indifferent and biased attitude in not settling any of the genuine case hence there is no reason to re-think on our ongoing agitation program rather there is need to strengthen it to give a befitting reply to the anti-executives management.

 

One can understand the plan game of one sister Association which is playing in the hands of BSNL Management and helping in killing the issues for the reasons best known to them only.

11.05.2016:    United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA Meeting with Director (HR):

Director (HR) held a meeting with the representatives of United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA in response to the agitation call and to discuss the demands.  GS, FS and President, OS, AIGETOA with some other office bearers attended the meeting. From management side GM (Pers), GM (SR),  Addl. GM (SR), Jt. GM(Pers), DGM (Estt) and OSD to Director (HR) were present. Director (HR) welcomed all the representatives and explained that BSNL has done well in this financial year with the support and involvement of all the employees and now any agitation may hamper the growth of BSNL.  Management is trying to resolve the demands raised by the United Forum but it needs time to understand and decide the issues.  We extended thanks to Director (HR) for arranging a meeting to discuss our demands and mentioned that we are also equally concern for the viability of BSNL but our long pending genuine HR issues needs resolution.  Hereafter the discussion on demands took place as follows:

1 Immediate implementation of the recommendation of the committee headed by Sh. M. A. Khan, ED (NB) on standard E2 & E3 scales for JTO & SDE Equivalent executives.

Director (HR) after detail discussions mentioned that Management has decided to communicate the administrative decision to implement the recommendation of the Committee headed by  Sh. M.A. Khan,  ED(NB) on Standard E-2 and E-3 Pay  Scales for JTO & SDE equivalent executives. She further informed that anomalies if any shall be dealt separately but as of now management is moving ahead with replacement of scales as demanded by United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA. We told that we expect a positive outcome on the issue when all the stake holders have agreed in unison for replacing the scales.

2 Implementation of Khan Committee recommendations on CPSU Hierarchy: Director (HR) informed that Personnel cell is seeking two months? time to implement the same which was out rightly rejected by us. We told that already several timelines have been given in past and even in the CMD BSNL meeting held on 14.12.2015. It was assured by CMD BSNL to implement Khan Committee report on both the above issues i.e. standard E2 & E3 scales for JTO & SDE Equivalent executives & CPSU Hierarchy before 26th Jan-2016 but none has been honoured even after lapse of five months period. So we require now orders and not mere assurances as our people are not willing to wait anymore. We told them nothing is impossible and if personnel section makes some extra effort, final resolution requires just one/two weeks? time. Director (HR) told that she will arrange to convey administrative approval in principle for the implementation of Khan Committee Recommendations in regard to CPSU Hierarchy. We informed Director (HR) that till orders are issued, we will continue with our organizational action program. Director (HR) assured to come up with concrete action plan after discussing it further with HR team.

3 Scrapping of MT RRs: Though GM (Pers) emphasized that there is need for Management Trainee in BSNL for specialized works like sales, marketing, EB, Legal as fresh talent is required there. We once again emphasized that any recruitment of the Fresher above JTO/JAO level is not acceptable to us. We said if BSNL is in such dire need, why don?t they recruit the specialized cadres (like sales, marketing etc) at the same level at which JTOs/JAOs are recruited.   Director (HR) said that she has been given an impression that we won?t allow such recruitment even at the level of JTO/JAO. We said that our demand is that there should not be entry of fresher?s at level higher to JTO/JAO and our entry is what in other PSUs are called Executive/Management Trainees. Director (HR) told that when head of the organization has committed for scrapping current MT RRs, there is no issue as such in doing that. She told that she shall be conveying the same to CMD and in all probabilities, current MT RRs will be scrapped and instead the process for recruiting specialized trainees (Sales, Marketing, Legal, EB etc.) at the level of JTO/JAO shall be processed. She agreed to come up on the same after discussions with HR team.

4 Scrapping of DGM RRs: It was agreed by management but they said that we should allow at least current process. We categorically stated that this is not acceptable to us. Director (HR) told us to submit a letter in this regard so that the same can be examined to take a conclusive decision.

5 Extending 30% Superannuation to Direct Recruits: Director (HR) told us that 3 percent contribution has been agreed by the BSNL Board. She told that putting the system in place was first need and that has been done. In the decision, scope is there for revisiting the quantum after actuarial analysis and annually also and revision of date of implementation as demanded by AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA. She said that it took a herculean effort from her side to get even 3 percent approved. We thanked Director (HR) for the efforts but conveyed categorically to her that 30 percent is our rightful due and we will keep on our fight till it is enhanced further as committed at different platforms or till BSNL informs us about the fund in which 13.8 percent is going towards post retrial medical benefits.

6 LDCE results: We requested for appointing a senior lawyer for pursuing the case at Chandigarh CAT which was agreed to by Management. We further requested Personnel wing that for the want of reply from BSNL side, the cases should not be held up and accordingly timely replies should be submitted. We further told that now the results can be declared as courts has granted permission for the same. Personnel cell asked us to give the copy of judgement.  We have given them the copy of judgment which shall be examined by the concerned wing.

7 Pay loss to JTOs/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and fixation of pay in respect of departmental outsider (TTAs) appointed after 01.01.2007: As regard to outsider (TTAs) case is concerned, it was informed that same cannot be agreed upon. We told that there are compulsive grounds which has been overlooked by Establishment cell like a TTA of the same batch or may be junior promoted after these JTOs through LICE is getting more pay than the JTO recruited through Direct Quota. Director (HR) expressed her surprise that why these factors does not come up in front of officers dealing with it. She told us to represent afresh with all the relevant facts. Regarding Pay loss, time line will be intimated to us after consulting with HR team.

8 Rule-8 Cases: Time line of the resolution will be intimated to us in one week.

9 Resolution of various other long pending HR issues like taking urgent necessary action for:

A Immediate conduction of various CPCs in all the disciplines to fill up the vacant group-A and Group B equivalent posts in a time bound manner:

We expressed our serious concern against non-conduction of CPCs from JTO to SDE (T), SDE (T) to DE,  DE to DGM,  JAO to AO,  AO to CAO,  CAO to DGM(F),  JTO (C/E) to SDE(C/E) , SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E), EE(C/E) to SE(C/E) JTO (TF) to SDE(TF), SDE (TF) to AGM(TF),  AGM(TF) to DGM(TF) on the pretext of some pending Court cases etc.  GM (Pers.) informed that in JTO (T) to SDE (T) promotion court case in the Hon?ble High Court of Kerala, a senior Advocate Sh. R.D. Aggrawala has been appointed to plead the case in the next hearing in May- 2016 to get the stay order vacated.

SDE to DE and AO to CAO Court case in the Hon?ble CAT Chandigarh the reply has been filed and case will be heard on 18-5-2016.  Thereafter only writ petition may be filed in the Hon?ble High Court of Chandigarh.

B Notional pay fixation of all upgraded pay-scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000:

We expressed our serious resentmnent and non-resolution of this long pending issue due to the indifferent approach of Estt Cell. Director (HR) directed DGM (Estt) to put up the case immediately. She assured to further discuss the matter with the Association.  

C One time relaxation to Steno Grade-III for their promotion to PA cadre:

Matter will be further discussed with HR team separately.

D Settlement of Pay anomaly cases where junior executives are drawing more pay than senior executives:

Jt. GM (Pers) informed that required information have been received from the circles an shortly will be discussed in the committee of GMs. We resented against the abnormal delay. Director (HR) directed GM (Pers) to take an early action in this regard.

E Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO posts to seniority quota:

Director (HR) informed that the matter has to be discussed in the BSNL Board. We demanded it to withdraw from the agenda of BSNL Board meetings and to settle the issue as per the approval BSNL Management Committee at par with Telecom Operations.

F Special recruitment drive for hard tenure/shortfall circles:

Director (HR) informed that already decision has been taken to have recruitment of 2000 JTOs DR Quota and 2500 TTA DR Quota.

G FR 22(I)a(i) pay fixation to officiating JTOs:

She assured to discuss the matter with HR team further.

 H Restructuring of AD (OL) cadres:

GM (Pers) informed that based on the financial advice given by EF Cell of BSNL CO with respect to matching saving concept the issue is being examined in Pers Cell. We expressed our serious concern against the delay tactic in dealing the matter. Director (HR) directed GM (Pers) to immediately process the case for necessary decision in this regard.

I Finalization of new SDE RR 2014 in line with Association suggestions:

It was informed this has been approved by BSNL Board and shortly notifications will be issued.

J Extension of E1+ 5 advance increment benefit to JTO (SRD)/JAO 2013 batch and PA Cadre:

GM (Pers) informed that in the last board meeting held on 05.05.2016 the issue has been approved. Now, it is being sent to DoT for approval.  

 

Dear Comrades,

Though one major issue of implementation of standard E2/E3 pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent appear to be settled due to our struggle. But still, we will continue with our agitation till all the issues are resolved in totality and final approvals are intimated to us by management. Till that time we request all our members to keep on the preparation for the final war ahead and we once again reassure that we are not stopping till our issues are resolved in totality and in finality and to our utmost satisfaction. The Program of 13th May should be implemented in true spirit.

11.05.2016:     Minutes of the meeting taken by Director (HR) on 26.04.2016 with Executive Associations:

BSNL Corporate Office today issues the Minutes of the meeting taken by Director (HR) on 26.04.2016 with Executive Associations regarding replacement of E1A and E2A IDA pay scales by E2 and E3 IDA pay scales for JTOs and SDEs as recommended in the Khan Committee report. While issuing the minutes BSNL Management has ignored the letter issued by United Forum on the Draft Minutes.

 <<<<Click here for the minutes >>> <<<<Click here for the United Forum letter >>>

11.05.2016:     Misleading write-ups of sister Association just to stagnate JTOs/SDEs in E-3 scale for 10 years:

The fact remains that nowhere it was mentioned in the Khan Committee Report that SDE and Sr. SDE will remain in E-3 Pay scale for 10 years. The provision/changes in EPP was made due to change in E-1A and E-2A IDA pay scales by E-2 and E-3 IDA pay scales because of Pension Cell of DoT requirement.

10.05.2016:     Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board, New Delhi

GS, AGS (HQ) and GS AIRBSNLEWA Sh. Kishan Singh met Director (HR) and discussed regarding settlement of the genuine pending issues of BSNL Pensioners already discussed in the meeting held on 11-4-2016 with Director (HR):

(a) For Outdoor medical Bills Reimbursement:- We requested that after introduction of ERP, the medical claims for serving employees has been streamlined, but the BSNL Pensioners are kept out of the ERP, hence their claims are still manually processed which is causing delay and the progress of claim settlement is concern to the Pensioners.

(b) Cash less Indoor treatment: For indoor medical treatment other than Delhi in most of the cities, empanelled hospitals for treatment on cashless basis are very few.  TPA system as is available in other PSUs or linking with LIC as done by CGHS may be introduced.

(c) Free Call limits on concessional telephones to retired DoT/BSNL employees: Allowing free calls as per BSNL order dated 12.7.2007 in concessional Telephones should be 500+220 calls instead of 500+50 calls.  Also the free calls allowed should be the call made in local and national networks.

(d) Allowing Night calling facility in concessional telephones- The free Night calling facility as introduced in landline phones has to be extended to concessional land line phones for BSNL Pensioners.

(e) Transfer of Service Books of BSNL Pensioners to DOT Cells after Retirement as the Pension is being paid by DOT.  All further pension revision etc. has to be done by CCA units of DOT only.

 

After detail discussions Director (HR) assured for early settlement of all above issues.

 

In response to the agitation notice of United Forum of BSNL Executives? Associations comprising AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA, Director (HR) informed to hold a meeting to discuss all the demands by tomorrow i.e. 11-5-2016 at 12.30 hrs in the presence of all concern GMs.

10.05.2016:     CONGRATULATIONS !  We congratulate   Ms. Tina Dabi  daughter  of Shri Jaswant Dabi, GM (Projects) (NTP) ,BSNL, New Delhi  in securing 1st  Rank in UPSC Civil Services Examination- 2015. We also congratulate Shri Ashish Tiwari son of Shri P.K.Tiwari, SDE, Panna, MP Circle, BSNL in securing 6th Rank in UPSC Civil Services Examination -2015.

05.05.2016:      Meeting with GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office:

GS, FS and AGS (HQ) met with GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:

A. Superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees: GM (Pers.) mentioned that BSNL Board in its meeting today has approved 3% contribution from BSNL as superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees. But AIBSNLEA will continue to struggle till it is not enhanced to 12%.

B. Provision of E-5 to E-6 IDA Scale under EPP for the DGMs promoted from Gr. "B" Stream: GM (Pers.) mentioned that this item has been with drawn from the agenda of BSNL Board meeting and based on the BSNL Management Committee recommendations, the orders are being issued shortly.

C. Restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre: GM (Pers.) informed that this case has been processed for getting the approval from the competent authority. And, after getting the approval, the necessary orders will be issued in this regard.

D. E1+5 increments to JTO (SRD), JAO 2013 batch and PA cadre: GM (Pers.) informed that BSNL Board has entrusted this matter for internal discussion and thereafter suitable decision will be taken in this regard.

E. CPC from SDE to DE: GM (Pers.) informed that this case has been processed for taking legal clearance and thereafter only the further action will be taken.

F. Consideration of some DGMs posting orders on promotion cancellation/modifications: We requested for consideration of some DGMs posting orders cancellation and modifications on genuine grounds.  GM (Pers) mentioned that cancellation/modification of DGM posting orders are difficult in view of the shortage in many circles. Only some critical cases with chronic disease and recommended by CGMs are being examined and considered.

05.05.2016:      Meeting with CMD BSNL:

GS, FS and AGS (HQ) met with CMD BSNL and invited him as ?Chief Guest? for the open session of the AIC of AIBSNLEA to be held on 17.06.2016 at Mysuru. CMD BSNL accepted our invitation and assured to attend the open session positively.

 

CMD BSNL informed that though it is an early stage to comment as the accounts for the year 2015-16 are being finalized however he expected that this year BSNL losses will be to the tune of two to three thousand crore only in comparison to last year?s loss of about eight thousand crores. We should continue to strive hard so that we may earn net profit for the year 2016-17.

 

He mentioned that this year Karnataka Circle has also earned net profit which is 3rd after Kerala and Odisha. While discussing the performance of mobile segment he mentioned an incident happened during test drive at Kolkata. After the test drive one subscriber uploaded on the social media that BSNL?s test drive is fraud and BSNL?s connectivity is very poor. Immediately after uploading of this message on the social media one executive of BSNL West Bengal namely Shri "Kshitij Mishra? immediately crossed it and mentioned that he himself has made the test drive in the presence of complainer and has found the signals perfect. Hence, his comments are wrong. CMD appreciated this sprit and desired that all BSNL employees should work with this zeal and enthusiasm.

 

We congratulate CMD BSNL on receiving of Rs. 2709 Crore from Income Tax department. CMD appreciated our concern and mentioned that BSNL?s efforts yielded results in getting the amount from the Department of Income Tax and our effort will continue till the full amount of Rs. 10,900 Crores is received. It is the outcome of the contempt case filed by BSNL and as per the directions given by the Hon?ble HC of Delhi.

 

CMD in response to United Forum agitation notice, CMD himself mentioned that he has discussed the matter with Dir HR and directed her to take earl solution of the demands.

 

We further requested CMD BSNL for delegation of Administrative & Financial powers to the Executives for smooth functioning of the BSNL Organization. CMD told that he has already directed concerned unit of BSNL Corporate Office to issue necessary instructions to all the Head of Circles to delegate Administrative & Financial powers to the Executives for smooth day to day activities in the filed units.

 

We also invited all Directors of BSNL Board to attend the open session of the AIC of AIBSNLEA to be held on 17.06.2016 at Mysuru as ?Guest of Honour?. Wherein, Director (CFA) and Director (HR) has given their acceptance to attend the open session.

05.05.2016:     Postponement of the one day Dharana program from 12.05.2016 to 13.05.2016:

Considering the ongoing process of referendum of Non-Executives Unions of BSNL wherein the counting of votes is proposed to be done on 12th May 2016 and involvement of our executive members in the process, United Forum COMPRISING of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA postpones its proposed one day Dharna program on 12th May 2016 at BSNL CO / Circle / SSA Headquarters to 13th May 2016. Rest other organizational proms are as it is.

All the CHQ office bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure successful implementation of the above agitation programs accordingly  <<<<Click here for the letter of postponement >>>

05.05.2016:     GS met with Director (Estt), DoT and discussed regarding:

A. Status of 78.2% IDA Pay fixation benefit to BSNL Pensioners: We requested for early sending of the Cabinet Note to the Union Cabinet for approval as it has already been approved by Hon'ble MoC & IT. Director (Estt) informed that the Cabinet Note has been send to the Secretary (T) for his signature and shortly it will be sent to Union Cabinet for approval. We further met in the Secretary (T) office and inquired about the Cabinet Note status. It was confirmed that the Cabinet Note is available in their office for Secretary (T) signature and possibly today it may be sent to the Pension Cell for further necessary action.

B. CGHS medical facility to BSNL/MTNL Pensioners: Director (Estt) informed that still the matter is pending in the Ministry of Health for decision in this regard. He assured to further contact the concerned officers in the Ministry of Health for early decision and making CGHS Cards to BSNL/MTNL Pensioners.

04.05.2016:     GS writes to:

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

(a) Requests for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DGM (Adhoc)

(b) Requests for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE.

(c) Representation from Shri Ranjeet Singh, DE (CFA) % TDM Kullu, HP. Regarding change in seniority number from 31147 to 32476.3 after revision of seniority No. of ST category officer in SDE (T) Seniority List<<<Click here for letter>>>

2. The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding  representation from Shri  S. Nagaraju, Staff No. 88525, CAO (TR Pursuit) % GMTD Mysuru, Karnataka -570012 regarding his promotion from CAO to DGM (F)-<<<Click here for letter>>>

3. The PGM (BW)) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding request for transfer / Posting / Cancellation / retention in the Cadre of SDE (C) <<<Click here for letter>>>

4. The ED (NB) BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding request for transfer /Posting/Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DGM (TF)<<<Click here for letter>>>

04.05.2016:     Meeting with ED (NB)

GS met ED (NB) BSNL C.O and discussed regarding:-

A. CPC from EE (E) to SE (E):  We requested to expedite CPC to fill up 25 vacant SE (E) Posts.  ED (NB) mentioned that CPC from EE (E) to SE (E)   has been completed to fill up 25 vacant SE (E) Posts but some VCRs are still awaited to issue Promotion Orders.  He informed that CVO BSNL C.O. has already given 17 EE (E) VCRs only, 8 EE (E) VCRs are still pending i.e. 2 EE (E) VCRs of Rajasthan Circle, One NTR, 2 WB Circle, 2 MP Circle, 1 NE-I Circle etc.  However, he assured for early issuance of SE (E) Promotion Orders.

B. Notional pay fixation w.e.f. 1.10.2000 to all upgraded IDA Pay scales to JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch/TF) Wings and PA cadre in BSNL:  ED (NB) informed that as per the required information from Estt. Cell, the necessary information from Circles have been called by PGM (EW)/(BW/)(Arch) and TF units  and shortly will be sent to Estt. Cell for further necessary action.

C. CPC from SDE (C/E) to EE(C/E): We requested to initiate CPC to fill up vacant EE(C/E) vacant Posts.  ED (NB) informed that the proposal to initiate CPC from SDE (E) to EE (E) has been sent to the competent authority through Pers. cell.  He assured to discuss the matter with PGM (BW) also to initiate CPC to fill up vacant EE (C) Posts.

03.05.2016:     Massive Demonstration on 03.05.2016:

United Forum of BSNL Executives? Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA gave a call of agitation program in support of its long pending demands and in its first phase of agitation, successfully organized Massive Demonstration on 03.05.2016 through out the country. A large number of executives actively participated in the demonstration. In BSNL Corporate Office, a large number of executives assembled and protested against the indifferent attitude of BSNL Management for not settling the long pending issues and disowning the assurances given at the highest level. All the CHQ Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA stationed at New Delhi along with the Circle Office Bearers of both the Associations of BSNL Corporate Office Circle and Delhi Circle actively mobilized the executives and made the demonstration a grand success. We extend our sincere thanks to all the executives who made demonstration a success.

 

In second phase of agitation the one day massive "Dharna" will be arranged on 12th May 2016 at BSNL Corporate Office and all Circle/SSA head quarters. All are requested to make it a grand success by 100% participation.

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

03.05.2016:     United Forum of BSNL Executives? Associations comprising AIBSNLEA AND AIGETOA served agitation notice against breach of commitment and assurances given by Management

In spite of BSNL Management?s firm commitment and assurance given vide letter No. BSNL/7-3/SR/2015 dated 14.12.2015, BSNL Management has not taken any concrete action for settlement of the long pending genuine demands, United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA had several informal and formal meetings with the GM (Pers.), GM (Estt), Director (HR) and CMD BSNL but the issues could not be resolved due to the total negative attitude of the Establishment and Pers. Cell of BSNL CO.  In all the meetings CMD BSNL and Director (HR) have appreciated our concern and assured positive action but due to the negative approach of Estt and Pers. Cell, majority of the issues could not be resolved.  Recently on 26.4.2016 in the meeting held with Director (HR) it was pleaded by all the Executive Associations to implement Khan Committee report first by replacing E1 A by E2 and E2 A by E3 IDA Pay sales which was appreciated by Director (HR) but the GM (Estt) continued to plead that before implementation of Khan Committee report on E2 and E3 IDA Pay scales, it should be ensured that one SDE equivalent executive having E3 Pay scales will get his next financial upgradation as Sr. SDE in the same pay sale of E3 only. Which AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA strongly protested and categorically demanded the next subsequent time bound promotion in the higher grade E4 should be there only as per the provisions of EPP wherein it is  clearly envisaged that ?first time bound financial upgradation during 4-6 years and subsequent time bound financial upgradations after every 5 years only?.  Hence, after E3 pay scale the next time bound upgradation after 5 years should be there in the higher pay scale of E4 only. We can?t accept E3 scale for 10 years for SDE and Sr. SDE without any pay fixation benefit.  Whereas, our sister Association told that they will be happy in case (SDE) E3 to (Sr. SDE) E4 upgradation is given after 5 years otherwise they will also be happy to have E3 IDA Pay scale for SDE and Sr. SDE.  This approach is strengthening the pleading of GM (Estt) which will finally put executives in loss.

 

Similarly, CPSU cadre hierarchy implementation is being dragged by Pers. Cell on the pretext of MT recruitment and on that basis they are framing a Promotion Policy which is against the recommendations of Khan Committee. The MT recruitment is being supported by our sister Association which is also strengthening the views of Pers. Cell and will finally block the carrier progression of BSNL?s young executives in the same manner which we seniors have suffered in DOT due to JTS recruitment rules wherein a JTO use to retire as Adhoc DE only.

 

Hence, accepting E3 scale for SDE and Sr. SDE will put one executive in one scale E3 for 10 years contrary to the provisions of EPP and it will effect 3rd PRC implementation also.  Our sister Association should understand that instead of strengthening the pleadings of Estt Cell and Pers. Cell, they should safeguard the interest of executives in true sense.  Their efforts in the past also were always to derail the process by giving agitation call on vital issues and withdrawing without any concrete results.  In real sense they are playing with the future of young JTOs/JAOs by putting them in E3 scale for 10 years and introducing MT in DE grade.  Majority of young executives of all disciplines belongs to AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA and they have full trust and confidence in these associations.  In true sense these Associations are only safeguarding the interest of all executives of BSNL.

 

United Forum has demanded each financial upgradation on completion of 5 years of service in each grade as recommended by Khan Committee i.e. E2->E3->E4->E5->E6->E7 etc.  The Sr. SDE grade is a non-functional grade which comes in between SDE and DE promotions.  In case the Sr. SDE non-functional grade is abolished it will give faster functional promotion to (JTO) E2 ?(SDE) E3?(DE) E4 within 10 years of service which otherwise one executives is getting after 15 years. Earlier days at the time of formation of BSNL in DOT set up Sr. SDE/Sr. AO were the functional grades and in BSNL also before implementation of EPP the Sr. SDE designation was given but after the EPP implementation the Sr. SDE designation on time bound promotion in E3 grade is not given.  Hence, in case the non-functional grade of Sr. SDE is abolished it will pave the fast track promotion to young executives.  In case, if it continues to exist, in that situation all time bound promotions should be available after each 5 years in the scales E2 to E3, E3 to E4, E4 to E5, E5 to E6 and E6 to E7.

 

If the Khan Committee recommendations are implemented in its true spirit, the pay protection has to be given to all the seniors who have already been given the time bound and post based promotion at the time of replacement of E1 A by E2, E2A by E3 IDA pay scales w.e.f. 1.1.2007. Some cascading effect will always be there but does not mean that executives should be deprived from their legitimate Pay scales. 

 

The 30% superannuation benefit has to be implemented with minimum contribution of 6% from employer instead of 3%   as assured by BSNL management on earlier meetings.   Resolution of the following other long pending HR issues needs urgent necessary action for:

 

A. Immediate conduction of various CPCs in all the disciplines to fill up the vacant group-A and Group B equivalent posts in a time bound manner, notional pay fixation of all upgraded pay-scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000, one time relaxation to Steno Grade-III for their promotion to PA cadre, settlement of Pay Anomaly cases where junior executives are drawing more pay than senior executives, special recruitment drive for hard tenure/shortfall circles, FR 22(I)a(i) pay fixation to officiating JTOs, restructuring of AD (OL) cadres, finalization of new SDE RR 2014 in line with association suggestions, Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO Posts to the Seniority Quota etc.

 

B. Declaration of LDCE results, Settlement of Rule-8 transfer cases, Pay loss to JTOs/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and fixation of pay in respect of departmental outsider (TTA) appointed as JTOs, extension of E1+ 5 advance increment benefit to JTO (SRD)/JAO 2013 batch and PA Cadre and other long pending HR issues submitted earlier.

 

AIBSNLEA has been demanding immediate conduction of Membership verification but due to Hon?ble High Court Karnataka stay order it is delayed.  However, AIBSNLEA is ready to face referendum at any point of time.

 

All these issues needs immediate settlement as assured by BSNL management on the earlier occasions.

 

Let us, implement the agitation call with its full strength, defeat the ulterior motives of the vested interests and to get resolve the long pending issues for the betterment of BSNL executives.

02.05.2016:     GS writes to:

A. Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding Sexual Harassment of woman employee at workplace- Case of Smt.V.K.Sobha, SDE   --Inert and negative attitude of the  Kerala Circle administration in  disposing the victim?s complaint by favoring culprits instead of giving justice  to victim--violating Govt. of India Acts and Rules by the Company <<<Click here for letter>>>

B. Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding stopping huge recovery due to declaration of AAO promotion as post based promotion under the EPP-i/r/o JAO 1999 batch- <<<Click here for letter>>>

C. Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding re-recovery of the amount pursuant to letter No.3-32/2013 Estt.-IV dated 22.12.2015 issued by Corporate Office OA No.892/2016 (All India BSNL Executive Officers Association & Ors. Vs. BSNL & Anr.) <<<Click here for letter>>>

D. Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding Posting of Departmental JTO Trainees on completion of Field Training as JTOs <<<Click here for letter>>>

02.05.2016:     United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA CTD meets with Director (HR) on 29.04.2016:

United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA CTD meets with Director (HR) at Kolkata on 29.04.2016 and have a discussion with her regarding some current HR issues. They submitted one memorandum jointly and greeted her with flower bouquet Kolkata sweets and memento. Discussion was held in very cordial manner. Director (HR) requests our GS to defer the agitation program.

<<<Click here for memorandum >>>>   <<<Click here for photo 1 >>>>  <<<Click here for photo 2 >>>> <<<Click here for photo 3 >>>>

29.04.2016:     5th AIC  at MYSURU : An appeal to all Circle Secretaries :-

LIST OF DELEGATES: Kindly ensure ONE Delegate per 30 paid members or part thereof being not less than 20 subject to the minimum of two per branch shall be elected by the Branches/Circle. No extra Delegates / Observers are allowed. Kindly give the list of delegates along with arrival & departure schedule in the format <<<Click here for the Format>>>>  and send it through email aicmysconf@gmail.com at the earliest. Kindly note that  the consolidated Circle Delegate list sent by each Circle Secretary will only be considered and any individual SSA list list strictly will not be considered.

 

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

 

Circle Secretaries are also to ensure that the CWC members representing their Circle are elected as per the norms prescribed in the constitution. CWC members elected in excess will not be honoured.

 

 ADVERTISEMENTS FOR 5th AIC, SOUVENIR: Kindly collect advertisements (Forms already dispatched to CSs) for 5th AIC Souvenir and sent to Shri B.S.Manjunath Chairman, Souvenir Committee, BSNL, Telephone Exchange, New Kantharaja Urs Road Lakshmipuram, Mysuru-570 008, Mobile No.-9449852626

29.04.2016:  Meeting with GM (Estt), BSNL Corporate Office: GS and FS met with GM (Estt), BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:

A Fixation of pay on promotion of executives w.e.f. 01.01.2007 in respect of executives working in BSNL Corporate Office and Fixation of pay of newly promoted DGMs working in BSNL Corporate Office: GM (Estt) directed DGM (Estt) for early implementation and pay fixation.

B Arranging training for TTAs who were earlier officiating as JTO: We requested for sending Ambika Kumari and 10 other TTAs (9 from AP, One from Kerala and One from MP) on training who were earlier officiating as JTOs but incidentally not officiating at the time of issuance of the JTO RRs and were reverted to TTA. Gm (Estt) assured to look into the matter.

29.04.2016:  Meeting with GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office: GS and FS met with GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:

A Regularization of Officiating JAOs of JAO Exam 2012 as per the Hon?ble CAT Ernakulam Orders: We requested to consider the case and to implement the Hon'ble Court Judgment. GM (FP) assured to look into the matter for an early decision.

B Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO Posts to the seniority quota: GM (FP) informed that the proposal to withdraw the Board Memo from the BSNL Board has been sent to GM (Pers) for comments. After that only further action will be taken in this regard.

C CPC from AO to CAO and JAO to AO: We requested to expedite CPC from AO to CAO and to initiate CPC from JAO to AO. GM(FP) informed that the CPC from AO to CAO is held up due to the Court case pending in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh on SC/ST roaster implementation and now after taking the legal opinion on ASG advice, Sr. GM (Legal) BSNL C.O has advised to file write petition in the Hon'ble High Court and in this regard the proposal has been sent to GM (Pers) for further advice and necessary action which is awaited.

29.04.2016:  Retirement of Shri H.R. Barkathulla, PGM (Arch) on his superannuation:

GS met Shri H.R. Barkathulla, PGM (Arch) and greeted him on his retirement from Govt. Service on attaining the age of superannuation w.e.f. 30.04.2016