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AIBSNLEA notifies the dates of its 2nd Central Working Committee Meet

AIBSNLEA notifies for its 2nd Central Working Committee Meeting to be held at SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AUDITORIUM OF MOULALI RAJYA YUBA KENDRA at Moulali Crossing, 142/3, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata - 700014 on 25th August 2015 and 26th August 2015. <<<Click here for Notification>>>>  <<<Click here for Corrigendum to the Notification>>>>  <<<Click here for the Route Map of the Venue of CWC>>>>

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Appeal

- The MT recruitment process must be withdrawn to provide smooth career progression to the JTO/JAO  and SDE/AO equivalent executives in BSNL.

 

- The uncertainty created on settlement of the HR issues due to introduced hurdle of Remuneration Committee must be avoided and all the HR issues cleared by the BSNL Management Committee should be approved by the BSNL Board instead of sending to Board's Remuneration Committee.

 

Guidelines for the proposed Relay Hunger Fast from 07th July 2015 to 09th July 2015:

·      All members of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA should participate in the Hunger Fast Program dividing themselves into 3 batches for 3 days. Unwell members should also participate, however, may be for a lesser period.

·      Hunger Fast should start at 10.00 hrs and continue up to 18.00 hrs. All the participants must take their seat by 1000 hrs availing casual leave for the day and must not leave the place except for natures call.

·      The participants may take only drinking water if required and nothing else (tea, biscuit etc) during the period of the Fast.

·     Other members, who are not sitting for the Hunger Fast on that day, must attend the camp during lunch hours for demonstration. Remember that they are also on "Work According to Rule" Program hence their full concentration should be towards the agitation only and nowhere else.

·      Use of mobile phones should be minimum and only for urgent cause. Attending official calls sitting at the "Hunger Fast" place must be avoided.

·      Decorate the "Hunger Fast" suitably by banners and posters displaying the demands and the deprivations.

·      Remember future of the executives is depending on successful implementation of the agitation program.

06.07.2015 at 20.30 Hrs: Implement three days Hunger Fast on 7th , 8th and 9th of July 2015 along with "Work According to Rule" Program at all SSA/ Circle/BSNL CO

 

Make 100% success of three days Hunger Fast on 7th, 8th and 9th of July 2015 along with "Work According to Rule" Program at all SSA/ Circle/BSNL CO to protest against non-withdrawal of MT Recruitment and non-settlement of pending HR issues of BSNL Executives. The MT Recruitment will block the career progression of the existing JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent executives in BSNL in the manner which happened in past in the DoT era. MT Recruitment is the exact replica of ADET/ACAO/AEE Recruitment wherein JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent executives were retired up-to the level of DE/CAO/EE Adhoc. These officers could not get their regular promotion in STS grade since they were not promoted as JTS. The JTS recruitment in DoT was a bottleneck in the career prospects of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent officers wherein against 826 JTS posts (ADET) 50% recruitment was through UPSC and 50% was through seniority quota from SDE (T) as per the ITS RR 1992 provisions. The recruitment of ADETs through UPSC was a regular feature on year to year basis but the DPC from SDE (T) to ADET was not being conducted 7-8 years till their retirement hence they were promoted JTS/STS after their retirement only.

 

We, the executives exercised out options for absorption in BSNL with commitment and conviction to have the better career prospects. And thousands of young talented executives at the level of JTO/JAO have been recruited in the BSNL inspiring better career progression being the largest PSU. Up to the year 2006, there was no assured time bound promotions i.e. non-pot bases time bound promotions up to the level of SG JAG and post based promotions after SAG and HAG level and above. Against this AIBSNLEA struggled and got implemented EPP with effect from 1.10.2000 notified on 18.01.2007, perks to executives got implemented with effect from 01.01.2005, got clearance from DoT to fill up all vacant STS level posts of Telecom Finance and Accounts, Civil/Electrical/Arch/Telecom Factory Engineering wings and 2375 DE posts of seniority quota from SDE (T), GSM Mobile connection with STD facility and handset to all executives, Transparent Transfer Policy of the Executives implemented, BSNL MS RR came into existence, Regularization of all Adhoc DEs/CAOs/EEs equivalent executives, 2nd PRC recommendations were implemented from 01.01.2007 with 30% fitment benefit, Filling up of the vacant DGM posts etc. All these issues could be settled with the un-tiring and consistence efforts of AIBSNLEA.

 

AIBSNLEA demanded implementation of standard E-2 and E-3 IDA Pay scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent executives, implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy as assured at the time of absorption, Diversion of 25% MT Quota post to Seniority quota  and first time bound promotion after four years in all the cases under EPP. On our sustained struggle, the committee was constituted in February 2012 to discuss these issues and due to transfer of some of the committee members (official side) the committee is reconstituted on three occasions. AIBSNLEA is the constituent member of the committee and will ensure implementation of standard E-2 and E-3 IDA Pay scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent executives, CPSU cadre hierarchy as assured at the time of absorption and first time bound promotion after four years in all the cases under EPP at the earliest.

 

AIBSNLEA will also ensure implementation of 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees, removal of EPF anomalies, holding of CPCs to fill up all vacant JAG/STS/Gr "B" level executives vacant posts, finalization of JTO(T)/SDE(T) RR, amendment in BSNL MS RR for EE(Civil/Electrical), PPS post creation in field units, restructuring of AD (OL) cadre, antedating of pay, removal of pay anomaly wherein seniors are drawing less pay than the juniors, removal of anomalies in the seniority lists of TES Gr."B"., allowing option to JAO 2010 batch, E-5 to E-6 time bound promotions to DGM (Adhoc) promoted from Gr."B", E1+5 increment benefit t to JTO (SRD), JAO (2013) batch & PAs and implementation of 78.2% fitment benefit to BSNL pensioners. The ongoing agitation program has to be successfully implement throughout the country to impress upon for the settlement of the above mentioned HR issues. Hence, all the CHQ/Circle/Branch office bearers of the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA are requested to ensure 100% success of the above mentioned agitation programs. This struggle will be a decisive one to protect and provide the smooth career progression to the BSNL executives. The discontentment among the executives will adversely affect the viability of BSNL.  

Let us, ignore the miss giving's and mal propaganda of some vested interests to dilute this decisive struggle rather concentrate to strengthen the agitation.

06.07.2015 :  BSNL Corporate Office declared result of written Examination of Direct recruitment for the post of DGMs(Telecom Operations / Telecom Finance) in BSNL held on 20/10/2013 <<<Click here for the result>>>

Congratulations ! Ms. Bhavika Mangalanandan, daughter of  Shri T.K. Mangalanandan (Former CS, Kerala) and Smt K.N. Baby Rani (All India Vice-President AIBSNLEA) came out successful in Civil Service Examinations-2014 held by UPSC. Her rank in the merit list is 249 as per the final result published by UPSC.   

She took her M.Tech in Energy Studies, from I.I.T Delhi. She did most of her  preparations for Civil Service examinations from Civil Service Academy at Trivandrum run by Government of Kerala. Her order of  preference is IFS / IAS/ IPS. We congratulate her for this success.

05.07.2015 : Report on 5th Circle Conference of Assam Circle at Multi-Purpose Hall of BSNL IQ at Panbazar, Guwahati  on 04.07.2015 : At 09-30 AM Flag Hoisting was done by acting  Circle President of Assam Circle Branch  Com M Biswas in presence of delegates and general members of Guwahati Divisional Branch with slogans - 'AIBSNLEA Zindabad, Long Live AIBSNLEA' .

Thereafter, the Delegates  assembled at the Multi-Purpose Hall to complete registration formalities . One minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to the soul of the departed Comrades. Then formal well come address was given and President addressed the House. Next self introduction was given by the comrade delegates.

At 10-30 hrs, Circle Secretary Amitava Nath read out CS report  which included membership strength, Executive Up-gradation issues, Intra-Circle and Inter-Circle Transfer cases, Tenure Transfer Cases, Confirmation and Promotion related issues, Look After Arrangements, PS Promotion Case, Rule-8 Transfer issue, issues related to Vigilance Clearance, Organisational activities, Trade Union Actions, Membership Verification Drive, Joint actions of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA, Role of AIBSNLEA in developmental issues of BSNL.  This was followed by Circle Treasurer's report and discussion on Circle Treasurer's report was conducted. Circle Treasurer replied to various quarries  of the delegates and then Circle Treasurer's report was passed. At 11-00 hrs, the Divisional Secretaries submitted reports and it was followed by discussions on the reports covering various  issues.  

Next discussion was initiated on Circle Secretary's report. Coming to the membership strengths, the house discussed to find ways to find to increase paid membership strength which is less than actual number of members. CS elaborated the role of HR unit and the Association in issuing of up-gradation orders for executives.  Non-release of  executives after completion of tenure period has become a matter of concern for which CS has appealed to AIBSNLEA CHQ to take up the matter in a suitable manner to settle the issue. Discussion was also there on Look After arrangement in the level of  SDE/DE/DE or equivalent. Request was also made to GS Com Prahlad Raiji to look into the matter of Reversion case of JTO Shri Prabhat Chandra Das to Sr. TOA(G)  in Assam Circle. Next Circle  Body was requested to taking the matter of PS promotion as Assam Circle Administration had already agreed to the issue in principle. The house also discussed on Organisational Activities, Trade Union Actions and role of AIBSNLEA on developmental activities of BSNL.

At 12-30 hrs G S Com Prahlad Rai addressed a joint session of AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA Assam Circle Branch. This is a historic event in Assam Circle of BSNL where for the first time both serving and retired executives were seen to share the common floor. He elaborated  on present financial scenario of BSNL, status 78.2% IDA, 60:40 issue of pension. He presented to the house a detailed account on the issue of financial loss of BSNL. He highlighted the steps taken by the Association on 78.2% IDA issue for the affected retired employees.

At 15-30 hours G S Com Prahlad Rai addressed a joint session of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA. This is another mile stone in the trade union history of BSNL in Assam where  ABSNLEA and AGIETOA shared the same floor to listen to towering Trade Union Leader like Com Prahlad Rai. Existing scenario of BSNL on various issues were presented. Thereafter, Com G S elaborated on the reasons for opposing both External/Internal MT recruitment which BSNL has notified recently. He also highlighted the negative impact which may come upon the carrier prospects of the Comrades if External / Internal Recruitment of  MT trainees are not opposed tooth and nail. GS gave a deliberation on the burning issue of Rule-8 transfer from Assam Circle.

At 17-30 Open Session started where Chief Guest was CGMT Assam Telecom Circle Shri Rajeev Yadav, who responded favourably on the burning issues raised in Open Session. Other Senior Officers  of BSNL who attended and spoke on the  function as Distinguished Guest are Shri K  V N Rao, Sr. G M (EB, Mktg and Sales), Assam Telecom Circle,  Shri Manoj Kumar, G M (Kamrup Telecom District, Guwahati) and Sri S Pokharna , G M (HR and Admn), Assam Telecom Circle. Other Circle level Trade Union Leaders who were invited and delivered speech  on the Open session are Com B Deka, CS BSNLEU, Com P Patgiri, CS NFTE, Com I H Mandol, CS SNEA A and Com Satyajyoti Nath, CS AIGETOA of  Assam Circle Branch.

CS, AIBSNLEA, Assam Circle Branch in his Key Note address highlighted the difficulties being faced in getting  VCR and holding of meeting for up-gradation matters specially E4-E5 and E5-E6 up-gradation.  He  elaborated on the  hurdles created by Administration in releasing executives who have completed tenure period in Assam and NET/F Circles. He sought guidance of  G S Comrade Prahlad Rai in settling the  Rule-8 transfer cases of Direct Recruit JTO awaiting transfer from Assam Circle. The Key Note Speech also covered local issues like inadequate Bandwidth for Data Customers of Assam and the North East. He also expressed serious concern over the way of handling of  the issue by CGMT, ETR Kolkata.

Com  Prahlad Rai covered all the related points in his lucid and well covered speech before the massive gathering consisting of  members from AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and other sister organizations.  Com Rai elaborated on various issues like  financial status of BSNL, 78.2 % IDA issue for affected pensioners, 60:40  issue of pension, adverse effect of  MT recruitment, reason for opposing MT recruitment notified by BSNL, Changes in recruitment rules of JTO and TTA. He also delivered on the issue of Rule-8 transfer issue and convinced CGMT Assam telecom Circle to take positive steps. The issue of  JTO TO SDE promotion   in seniority quota, AO to CAO promotion, SDE (Telecom) to DE/AGM(Telecom) and many other issues of relevance. Com Rai appealed for making the Trade Action call given against both external / internal MT recruitment a grand success.

At 21-30 PM new body of AIBSNLEA Assam Circle was formed in presence of Com Prahlad Rai. The main portfolios are-

Circle President- Com Alok  Kar, AGM(Vig), Assam Telecom Circle

Circle Secretary- Com Swarup Chakraborty, AO, Guwahati Civil & Elect Division

Circle Treasurer- Com T K Bhattacharjee, DE(Vig), NET/F Circle

CWC Member- Com Amitava Nath, DE(BB), Guwahati

At 23-00 hrs , the Circle Conference ended with a vote of thanks from the host Branch.   <<<Click here for glimpses>>>>>>

05.07.2015 : REPORT ON FIRST CEC MEET OF AIBSNLEA AP CIRCLE W.E.F.  02.07.2015 TO 03.07.2015

02.07.2015

The  first CEC  of AIBSNLEA  AP CIRCLE WAS Commenced  with the  flag hoisting by the President  Com  PEDDA RAO  at 10.00am  dt 02.07.2015  at VASAVI CLUB  adjacent  to   Telephone BHAVAN   SAIFABAD by the circle  with huge gathering and warm greetings in the presence of AGS (Engg) CHQ  & Other Sr. Comrades and the session started with the welcome address by   Com Rajendra Prasad ACS (Eng )  and welcomed   the dignitaries of Circle Executive Committee along with CWC Members    on the dais One  minute silence was observed by the  august house for the departed comrades. The agenda presented by the President was unanimously approved by the CEC body for detail discussion.

Com Pedda Rao President of the house given his open remarks & advised the representatives of the AIBSNLEA  from the SSA  to deliver the goods in good spirit & fruit full  manner.

Com  J SAIBABA,  AGS ( ENG ) CHQ greeted and congratulated the AIBSNLEA AP BRANCH on behalf of CHQ ND  for  the  1st CEC MEET  at Hyderabad and appreciated the CS for conduction of the CEC MEET during the period of the agitation by the UNITED FORUM OF EXECUTIVES' ASSOCIATIONS  for resolving the issues of concerned to the executives such as stopping the  recruitment of MT , resolutions of the HR issues of BSNL EXECUTIVES etc. AGS also mentioned about various measures initiated by the CMD BSNL for making the BSNL profitable and the role of AIBSNLEA in turning around the company. He wished that detailed discussions may be conducted and come out with resolutions so that they can be perused by the CS.

As per Agenda Com B S REDDY CS AP presented the report   from 30-11-2014 to 01-07-2015 covering the details of the activities of the circle executive and also the major events that have been happening in BSNL  activities of the FORUM OF THE UNIONS & ASSOCIATIONS, formation of a Branch at RTTC, etc . This CEC is sponsored by the group of recently promoted AOs. CS thanked the group of AOs who have taken the responsibility of entire expenditure.

The same was adopted unanimously by the CEC .

Com Narender , FS  presented the status of accounts for the period  from 30-11-2014 to 01-07-2015 with the details of Receipts & Expenditure and the same was discussed.

All the  DPs/DSs submitted their reports to the august body  & the body appreciated the actions of the DSs of individual branches & its development activities  took place. It is very much appreciable that out of 28 branches 27 branches represented and the  other branch secretary was held up for a very important departmental work .

The suggestions given by the Distt. Secretaries have been recorded  and assured  by the CS to act upon  as required for the benefit of Executives  as well as for Organization.

At  1940 Hrs  Com PRAHLAD RAI GS AIBSNLEA  arrived  to the venue  and a warm welcome was given to the GS by the CEC with slogans such as Com PRAHLAD RAI ZINDABAD,AIBSNLEA ZINDABAD.AGS(Engg) proposed a welcome address to GS.

 

The CEC meeting was addressed by Com Laxman,VP AIGETOA and Com.Veerabhadra Rao CS, AIGETOA.

Com B S Reddy,  CS briefed GS about the activities of the circle branch and the gist of discussions that occurred during the CEC, and thanked the GS for resolution of the issues concerned to AP Circle and  further requested GS to support the issues of Circle at the corporate office. CS appreciated the actions of GS in resolving the issues of executives.

 

Com Prahlad Rai was felicitated by the AOs who got their promotion as AO during the month of Jan 2015 and appreciated the efforts of our beloved GS in bringing out the promotion list in spite of several hurdles created  by some of the people who could not digest the progress of AIBSNLEA. They also requested the GS for settling all the pending HR issues at the earliest.

Com Prahlad Roy addressed the gathering   with full of josh & motivation & details of ongoing agitations & burning issues & the steps taken by CHQ at Delhi for protesting MANAGEMENT TRAINEE RECRUITMENT. The GS category told the consequences on implementing MT recruitment & adverse effect on Executives especially for not only the juniors but also the seniors. The brief of address by the GS is given below.

 

At the time of absorption in to the BSNL, management has assured us that there will be time bound promotions up to SG JAG. As per that assurance we have been demanding for regular promotions as assured and a committee is already in place and negotiations are at the peak and likely to be completed soon. In such a situation the issue of recruitment of MT must not be there and has to be kept aside till there is logical conclusion for the committee's report.

The MT recruitment is proposed by management to happen at the scale of E3 and as per our demand the JTO scale is E2 and E3 is the scale for SDE /AO and hence the recruitment of MT at the scale of E3 should not be there. If the recruitment of MT is going ahead at the scale of E3 means that the Sr. SDE/Sr. AO scale will be E3,SDE/AO will be E2 and naturally the scale of JTO/JAO has to come down to the level of E1 ,which means that we are compromising on the demand of E2 scale to JTO/JAO which is against our principles and against so many agitations which happened demanding E2 to JTO/JAO. Hence we cannot accept the same and hence cannot allow the recruitment of MT which seems to be sinister design of management to deprive us the standard pay scales to executives with starting pay scale of E2 to JTO/JAO.

There seems to be an argument in favor of recruitment of young talent at the level of Sr SDE/MT. Comrades, the existing JTOs/JAOs who are recruited from open market are very young and if at all the management is desiring to recruit young people at MT level ,the existing young JTOs/JAOs can be promoted to Sr. SDE/Sr.AO/MT position by reducing the eligibility from 4 and 5 years to 3 and 3 years there by motivation to JTOs also will be there and very young MTs also can be there in the company with full know how of the working of company and technical knowledge also and it acts as motivation to the entry level executives also.

There seems to be some argument that MT is just replacement of ITS officer's recruitment in DOT at the level of JTS and we should allow the recruitment to happen. As  you are very well aware of that it was we the staff of BSNL agitated against the continuation of ITS officers in BSNL and how we can allow another ITS (in the name of MT) officers again in BSNL with a change of nomenclature?.

It was the experience to all of us that during the regime of ITS officers the promotions to the JTOs/JAOs were very meager and majority of the JTOs were getting retired as officiating DE/AGM or at the most adhoc DE, and it is because of the continuous fight of all of us that our people are able to go the level of regular DGM and there are instances where some of the regular DGMs are heading the SSA. Recently a letter was issued by corporate office where in it is mentioned that Addl GM/regular DGMs may be posted as SSA head. By allowing the recruitment of MT again we will be pushed to medieval ages where in our career progression will end up at the level of Sr SDE/Sr.AO. Comrades let us be very clear that if there is no motivation in the form of promotions the efficiency level of the executives will come down and in the interest of the company we cannot allow it to happen. Even in private IT/telecom companies promotions are given at regular intervals so that motivation factor will make the people to work better, which indicates that the management of BSNL is not interested in the progress of the company but they want to bring back ITS culture in other form.

It is also to be mentioned that after lot of persuasion the ratio of executives at the level of STS is modified from 50:25: 25 to 75:12.5:12.5 and we are not prepared to lose the same just to satisfy some of the people and we cannot dig our own grave. The effort of the forum is to take care of the career progression of members of the association and not to serve the interest of the management in killing the pay, promotion and pension issues of all of us. Let us study the case of JTOs who have been waiting for their first promotion for more than 21 years  because of various court cases etc and let us not go to the trap of few selfish people who are out and out to spoil the progress of executives and there by the company.

 What is required now to the company is not the harming of executives by recruitment at the level of MT, but the prosperity of the company and management is simply engaging all of us on a trivial issue instead of concentrating on the turnaround of our beloved company. There is no doubt that enough talent is readily available at MT, DE, DGM / SSA head level ,but what is required now is proper management and hence let recruitment happen at the level of GM/CGM with a better qualification at the existing one at the ratio of 50:25:25 and not at the level of Sr SDE/Sr.AO/MT.

Why we are we opposing total MT recruitment (including internal MT)

1) Both Internal and External MT are inseparable as per the MT RR. Hence, conduction of only internal MT is NOT possible in current format and has no logic. Internal MT can happen, if and only if External MT is done, which is the most dangerous window for spoiling the career progression of internal executives. Hence the contention of one association for conducting only internal MT is false and misleading.

2) UF is demanding the total scrapping of MT RR and CPSU cadre hierarchy should be implemented, which will also address the fast track promotions for young and performing executives, which leads to availability of 100% vacancies of MT to internal candidates only and hence all young people can have MT vacancies of 300 instead of present 150 vacancies. As per MT RR, It is possible that the internal quota of MT can be diverted to external quota in case of non availability of suitable internal candidates and it is the reason for designing heavy syllabus for MT to exclude all internal candidates from getting selected.

3) As notified, If MT is recruited at E3, then the issue of standard pay scales will be ended with E1 to JTO/JAO and E2 to SDE as there cannot be two cadres at one pay scale (SDE/AO and MT), which is suicidal for young JTOs/JAOs and degradation of existing pay scale is inevitable. So, if MT exam either internal or external is conducted, there is not scope of getting E2 to JTO/JAO and E3 to SDE/AO.

4) MT Recruitment will also affect career progression of all existing executives as career progression will be blocked by MT and hence finally we may have to repent for the inaction and career will end up with a maximum cadre of DE/CAO that too for some executives only.

GS also mentioned about the pending HR issues of executives which the management of BSNL is not resolving and neglecting the issues such as promotions to the cadre of SDE, DE, CAO, DGM creation of posts of PPS, resolving the  HR issues of Civil/Electrical/Arch  issues, issue of exercising option by the JAOs after 7-5-2010 etc. GS has protested against the reference to REMUNERATION COMMITTEE of all the HR issues and declared that further delay is not tolerable. CMD BSNL should honor the commitment given to the UNITED FORUM and delay should not be there in the interest of the company. GS expressed full faith in the assurances given by the CMD BSNL.

Com Pedda rao Circle President summed up the meeting and vote of thanks extended by Com. MLN Reddy OS.

1st day of the CEC concluded.

On 2nd day, i.e. on 3.7.2015 the CEC discussed about the left over items of the agenda and an interaction with GS was conducted where in the GS replied the queries raised by the CEC members and  the CEC was adjourned at 12:45 pm.

 

FALICITATIONS TO COM J.SAIBABA, AGS(ENGG) ON HIS RETIREMENT ON  SUPERANNUATION AS AGM(HTD) :A grand felicitation programme was arranged by the well-wishers of Com J.SAIBABA AGS(ENGG) ,who retired as AGM(HTD) on superannuation. Shri P.V.MURALIDHAR garu, CGMT AP, Shri K.DAMODAR RAO garu ,PGM HTD, Shri GEORGE SANTHOSH MARSHAL garu, Sr GM(HRD) AP, Shri P.SEETHARAM RAJU garu, Sr GM(HR), HTD, Shri V.SRINIVASULU  garu, GM(F)  and Com Prahlad Rai garu our beloved General Secretary attended and addressed the gathering and blessed our Saibaba for his peaceful retired life. Many Senior officers of HTD, AP circle, all our CEC members, friends and relatives of Com. Saibaba, many retired BSNL/DOT employees and many other wel-wishers of Saibaba attended. AIBSNLEA team lead by our GS felicitated Com Saibaba with GAZAMALA and a memento. Later all others felicitated Saibaba garu. The felicitation function ended with Lunch hosted by Sri.Saibaba garu.

04.07.2015 : BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) BSNL, MTNL merger decision in 4-5 months   <<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

(ii) BSNL Launches Mobile Wallet With Cash Withdrawal Option    <<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

(iii) MTNL surges 20%; to delist before BSNL merger says CMD  <<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

(iv) MTNL ends 20% higher as government plans to delist stock before merger with BSNL <<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

02.07.2015 :  GS discussed with GM (Pers.) regarding the issue of implementation of the directions of the Expert Committee comprising of Hon'ble Justice Shri K. Ramamoorthy (Retd.) and Hon'ble Dr. D.P. Sharma, Member to the BSNL to clarify its position in implementing Rule-206 for fixing TES Group -'B' seniority & its implications by Saturday i.e. 04.07.2015 . GM (Pers.) intimated that internal discussion are going on and BSNL will certainly submit its proposal with regard to implementation of the  Rule-206 for fixing TES Group -'B' seniority as per schedule to the Expert Committee.

02.07.2015 :   Demonstration at BSNL Corporate Office:

As per the revised program, the demonstration at BSNL CO was held today during the lunch hours. GS, FS, AGS (HQ), Advisor (HQ)/CS Delhi Circle, CS, BSNL CO and President AIGETOA, AGS (HQ) along with hundreds of the comrades from AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA participated in the demonstration. We extend our sincere thanks to all the executives for their active participation in today's demonstration and making it a grand success at BSNL Corporate Office. 

 

GS in his address appealed all members of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA to ensure 100% participation in the three days "Hunger Fast" from 7th July to 9th July 2015 and observing "Work According to Rule" program strictly and in true sense and told that the agitation program will continue till the time the MT Recruitment process is withdrawn and all pending HR issues are resolved.

 

GS mentioned that the MT recruitment in E-3 grade will become a bottle neck in the career prospects of the BSNL Gr "B" level executives in the similar manner which we have experienced in the DoT era where one direct recruit JTO having qualification of BSc /BE 1st Division could got only one/two promotions in his entire service career. In DoT set up we fought decades together for the removal of the bottle neck i.e. Junior Time Scale i.e. ADET/ACAO/AEE recruitment from the career prospects of Gr. B level officers. Through this JTS recruitment process 826 JTS (ADET) posts were being filled up by 50% from UPSC and 50% from SDEs on seniority quota. The recruitment through UPSC on year to year basis was continuing in DoT till 2001 but the DPCs from SDE (T) to ADET through UPSC were not being conducted six/seven years hence, SDEs (T) were retiring as DE (Adhoc) only. Similar will be the situation in BSNL where MTs will occupy all JAG/SAG/HAG equivalent post and the JTO/JAO will retire as DE/CAO only. Hence, MT recruitment will block the career prospects of BSNL executives through normal channel of promotions and initiate a cadre war.

 

BSNL Management is not filling up the vacant JAG/ STS / Gr. "B" equivalent post in all disciplines on the pretext of court cases or amendments in BSNL MSRR and every month our executives are retiring without getting their promotions. Also many cadre's related issues are not being settled with an indifferent attitude. Through our struggle the ulterior motive of BSNL Management has to be defeated to safe guard the future of young executives in BSNL. This is a very serious struggle for DO or DIE.

 

Comrade Ravi Shil Verma, President, AIGETOA also addressed the gathering and impressed upon the need of successful agitation for withdrawal of the MT Recruitment process at all costs. The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Comrade V.P. Singh, CS, BSNL CO.

02.07.2015 :   GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL  regarding Implementation of the directions of the Expert Committee comprising of Hon'ble Justice Shri K. Ramamoorthy (Retd.) and Hon'ble Dr. D.P. Sharma, Member to the BSNL to clarify its position in implementing Rule-206 for fixing TES Group -'B' seniority & its implications by Saturday i.e. 04.07.2015 . <<<Click here for letter>>>>

01.07.2015 : BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) Cabinet note soon to set up BSNL tower unit   <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

(ii) BSNL sees 35% rise in landline connections booking  <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iii) BSNL will be at the forefront <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iv) BSNL Promises Better Connectivity in Andaman and Nicobar Islands <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

(v) Industry hails 'Digital India' move, top CEOs commit to invest Rs 4.5 trillion <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

01.07.2015 : Demonstration on 01st July, 2015 at SSA/Circle levels

 

We extend our sincere thanks to all the executives for their active participation in today's demonstration and making it a grand success through out the country at all SSAs and Circle Head Quarters. The Demonstration at BSNL CO will be organized tomorrow i.e.02.07.2015 during the lunch hour. All the CHQ / Circle Office bearers and Branch Secretaries of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA are requested to ensure 100% participation of our members in the three days hunger fast from 7th July to 9th July 2015 observing 'Work according to Rule' program strictly. The agitation program will continue till the time the MT Recruitment process is withdrawn and all pending HR issues are resolved.

The  MT recruitment in E-3 grade will become the bottle neck in the career prospects of the BSNL Gr. B level executives in the similar manner which we have experienced in the DoT era wherein one direct recruit JTO having qualification of BSc /BE Ist Division could get only one / two promotions in his entire service career. In DoT set up we fought decades together for the removal of the bottle neck i.e. Junior Time Scale ( i.e. ADET / ACAO / AEE) recruitment from the career prospects of Gr. B level officers. Through this JTS recruitment  process 826 JTS (ADET) posts were being filled up by 50% from UPSC and 50% from SDEs on seniority quota. The recruitment through UPSC on year to year basis was continuing in DoT till 2001 but the DPCs from SDE (T) to ADET through UPSC were not being conducted six / seven years hence, SDEs (T) were retiring as DE (Adhoc) only. Similar will be the situation in BSNL, where MTs will occupy all JAG/SAG/HAG equivalent post and the JTO/JAO will retires as DE/CAO only. Hence, MT recruitment will block the career prospects of BSNL executives through normal channel of promotions and create a cadre war.

BSNL management is not filling up the vacant JAG/ STS / Gr.B equivalent post in all disciplines on the pretext of court cases or amendment in BSNL MSRR  and every month our executives are retiring without getting their due promotions. Also many cadre's related issues are not being settled with an indifferent attitude.

Through our struggle, the ulterior motive of BSNL Management has to be defeated to safe guard the future of  executives in BSNL. This is a very serious struggle for DO or DIE.

01.07.2015 : GS, FS met Shri Sunil Kumar, GM (BB) who has been given the charge of SEA Cell also and discussed regarding-

 

a. CPC from AO to CAO (Regular): GM (BB) mentioned that the matter is pending with Pers. Cell for clarification on the Court Judgment for implementation of SC/ST roster. He assured that he will speak to GM (Pers.) for early clearance of this matter.

 

b. Pending Transfer cases: We also requested for consideration of the pending transfer cases in the Accounts Cadre. He assured to look into the matter at the earliest.

30.06.2015 :  Demonstration on 01st July, 2015 at SSA/Circle levels and on 2nd July, 2015 at BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi: United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations comprising AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA has given the Call for holding Demonstration on 1st July 2015 during lunch hours at all SSA/Circle HQs and Demonstration at BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi on 2nd July, 2015 during lunch hours.

BSNL Management is continuing the process of MT  recruitment & not settling the pending HR issues has forced Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA to lunch the agitational programme. MT recruitment will block the career prospectus of Group-'B' level executives in BSNL & non settling of pending HR issues is causing stagnation & financial losses to the executives.

Hence, all the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are  requested to ensure successful holding of Demonstration on 01st July, 2015 at all SSA/Circle level.

30.06.2015 : Meeting of the Expert Committee: Meeting of the Expert Committee comprising of Hon'ble Justice Shri K. Ramamoorthy (Retd.) and Hon'ble Dr. D.P. Sharma, Member was also held today at Ramanna Bhawan, New Delhi wherein some  advocates submitted their views w.r.t. the implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment to fix up the TES Group-'B' seniority on the basis of Rule-206.

The Expert Committee directed BSNL Management to clarify the position in implementing Rule-206 for fixing TES Group -'B' seniority & its implications by Saturday i.e. 04.07.2015.The Expert Committee will meet on Saturday at 1600 Hrs in Ramanna Bhawan to discuss the matter.

30.06.2015 : GS, GS AIGETOA met Sr. GM(SR), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi & discussed withdrawal of MT recruitment & settlement of pending HR issues. Sr. GM(SR) assured to discuss the matter with Director(HR) / CMD BSNL for early solution.

(b) Clarification on transfer policy to Uttrakhand Circle: We requested for issuing clarification to Uttrarkhand Circle as requested by CGMT Uttrakhand Circle regarding transfer policy. Sr. GM(SR) assured for sending early clarification to Uttrakhand Circle.

30.06.2015 :  Committee meeting on MT issue:

Today committee meeting on MT issue is held at 10:00 am. General Secretary of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA, SNEA and AIBSNLOA have participated from association's side. AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and AIBSNLOA were on the same opinion that MT recruitment must not be done with present notification and need to be withheld. First management should finalize the time bound promotion policy in line with CPSE cadre hierarchy and then must discuss about the any other recruitment if required only at SAG/HAG level Posts. We have also pleaded that all CPSEs make single recruitment of fresh candidates at executive's level and then promote them up to top level by measuring their performance and experience. Same set of promotion policy must be implemented in BSNL. Unfortunately our sister association SNEA (I) conveyed that they are not concerned with external MT recruitment but pleaded that internal MT recruitment must take place on notified date as their members are crossing the age of 50 years. It is well known that present MT RR is having the provision of external and internal both and their seniority is interlinked, there is no possibility of only internal recruitment without scrapping the present MT RR.

 

From Management side GM (Pers/Rect) advocated the external MT as need for the company to acquire fresh talent in BSNL in other words BSNL is having no talent. He was also in the view that only MT can turn around the company. GM (Pers) has offered that let the exam to be conducted and result may be withheld till the finalization of CPSE cadre hierarchy which was rejected by three association i.e. AIGETOA, AIBSNLEA and AIBSNLOA. It is surprising that GS SNEA against his previous claim of implementation of CPSE cadre hierarchy before 15-08-2015, was of the opinion that MT recruitment in current hierarchy must continue till the implementation of CPSE cadre hierarchy in BSNL because, after the implementation of the CPSE cadre hierarchy all the RRs of SDEs/DEs/DGM level executives will be scrapped hence, our people will not be able to become MT.

 

Finally GM (Pers) decided to put the opinion of individual representatives along with his own opinion before competent authority for taking final decision. Over all talk is failed and forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA has decided to go with proposed agitation. This is matter of career of back bone cadre i.e. JTO/JAO/SDE/AO of this company and forum is ready for long and serious struggle. This is not the issue of any particular association but it is issue of every executives in BSNL so please this is high time to come forward and be the part of the historic agitation. Participate en-masse in the lunch hour demonstration on 01-07-2015. Let us, defeat the ulterior motive of the management to kill the career prospects of BSNL executives and against non-settlement of the pending HR issues. 

30.06.2015 :   GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL , regarding  Constitution of the committee to review Medical Policy - Representation of the Executives - Regd. <<<Click here for letter>>>>

29.06.2015 :   GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL , regarding  roll out plan of ERP in West Bengal Telecom Circle -<<<Click here for letter>>>>

29.06.2015 :   GS writes to

i. The ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding representation Consideration of request transfer cases of SDEs/AGM of Telecom Factory Wing – <<<Click here for letter>>>>

ii. The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding 1. Representation received from Shri R. J. Kumawat, Staff No. 10552, HR No. 197003018 regarding Correction in the spelling of the Surname in the tentative seniority list of SDEs (T) at S. No. 7949  2. Representation received from Shri Pradeep Kumar Agnihotri, ALTTC, Ghaziabad, staff No. 14164 regarding tentative seniority lists I to XVII of SDEs (T) including those of DPC 1198 and 2000 qualifying for submission to Expert committee on 29.6.2015 3. Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of DE  4. Representations on the revised Seniority list No. 6 and 7 of TES Gr "B" equivalent to SDE (T), published vide BSNL CO, New Delhi vide letter number 56-03/2015-Pers (DPC) dated 01.04.2015 5. Representation received from Shri Raj Hans Sharma, AGM, Udaipur- TD, Staff No. 34941 regarding proper placement in seniority list recently published-<<<Click here for letter>>>>

iii. The ED (Finance ), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of Account Personnel -<<<Click here for letter>>>>

29.06.2015 :Meeting with ED (Finance): GS FS AGS (Fin) met ED (Finance) and discussed regarding expediting the CPC from AO to CAO Regular. ED (Finance) assured to look into the matter.
29.06.2015 : Meeting of the Expert Committee: Meeting of the Expert Committee comprising of Hon'ble Justice Shri K. Ramamoorthy (Retd.) and Hon'ble Dr. D.P. Sharma, Member was held today at Ramanna Bhawan, New Delhi wherein BSNL was allowed to submit its views on the issue of TES Gr. B seniority as per the judgement of Hon'ble Supreme Court. BSNL Sr. advocate and officers explained the judgement of the Hon'ble Apex Court regarding constitution of the expert Committee and it role in deciding the seniority after hearing the affected parties. <<<Click here for the Submission by BSNL>>>

 The committee will meet tomorrow at 15.00 hrs to continue its proceedings. It seems that within the next month (July 2015) the committee will submit its report to Hon'ble Supreme Court for consideration.

29.06.2015 :GS and GS AIGETOA met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding withdrawal of MT Recruitment Process and settlement of pending HR issues:We expressed our serious concern against the continuing MT Recruitment process and non-settlement of pending HR issues. We pleaded that recruitment of MT in E-3 grade will jeopardize the promotional avenues of JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent executives in BSNL in the same manner as we have already experienced in DoT wherein the recruitment in JTS grade at ADEs/ACAO/AEE level blocked career prospects the these executives in BSNL. It will also create internal cadre fighting which will adversely affect the functioning of the company. Also, a committee headed by ED (NB) is working on the issue of the implementation CPSU cadre hierarchy and standard E-2 and E-3 IDA scales to the JTO and SDE equivalent executives this arbitrary notification of MT Recruitment notification is not at all justified and doubt the intention of the BSNL Management. We categorically told that the MT recruitment in E-3 grade will be protested organizationally till its withdrawal and the settlement of the pending HR issues.

 

GM (Pers.) clarified that since LDCE from JTO to SDE is continuing in the similar manner MT recruitment should also be allowed. We clarified that LDCE in SDE grade and MT Recruitment in E-3 grade are altogether different and not comparable with respect to the career progression. GM (Pers.) continued to plead in support of MT Recruitment and mentioned that now sincere efforts are being made to fill up the vacant Gr. B/STS/JAG level vacant posts and settlement of other pending HR issues. It seems that GM (Pers.) who is holding the additional charge of GM (Recruitment) is committed to ensure the recruitment of MT hence, we cannot expect much favor from him. Therefore, we have to fight organizationally to defeat the ulterior motive of the BSNL Management to block the career prospects of the young talented executives of BSNL.

 

However, GM (Pers.) advised to have a detailed discussion in the committee meeting tomorrow morning at 10.00 am on this issue but, we cannot expect much from him.

29.06.2015: Due to Inauguration of Digital India Program on 1st July 2015 at Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi where at about 12.30 Hrs all the Execuitives of BSNL at New Delhi will be participating in the inaugural function, The United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations (AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA) reschedules the Lunch Hour Demonstration on 1st July 2015 at BSNL Corporate Office to 2nd July 2015.  <<<Click here for the Letter>>>>
29.06.2015 :   <<<<Click here for Poster of Agitation w.r.t. the call given by United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations (AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA)>>>

26.06.2015 : Status of the Court case in JTO to SDE promotion in Hon'ble High Court Kerala at Ernakulam: The  information  published by SNEA(I) in their CHQ website  on 25th and 26th June, 2015 regarding  JTO to SDE promotion case  pending in the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala,  is wrong  and misleading. SNEA(I) claims that they have filed an MA along with BSNL for urgent hearing. This is not true. In this matter the SNEA(I) is not a party at all in the Hon'ble CAT as well in the appeal pending with Hon'ble HC.  Only AIBSNLEA  impleaded as  rep. No.16  in the OA filed by some of the JTOs in CAT Ernakulam.  No other association was a party in it. As they are not a party in it,   how can  they say that they ( SNEA(I) ) filed an  MA for early posting in HC?

AIBSNLEA got impleaded in this case in CAT,  only to protect the genuine and  legitimate interests of its members. We do not know why the other association  did not became a  party in it with  their own identity. But they pretend otherwise and publish false statements to misguide general members.

It is stated by the SNEA(I) that the "Hon'ble court directed to complete the service to AIBSNLEA and then list the case". This itself implies that, notice has not so far been served to AIBSNLEA in this matter. There is no case of not accepting the notice by respondent No.16 (AIBSNLEA). On the other hand,  there is a case of not serving the notice by the authority concerned  which is actually a matter beyond the control of the respondent. However, AIBSNLEA filed a fresh Vakalthnama and entrusted the matter with a competent advocate in the High Court for taking notice and proceeding further in this matter, without waiting for a formal notice service. Our general members may please realize that the other association is simply trying  to fish out of troubled water.

This unjust write-up of SNEA(I) mislead the JTOs and is nothing but outcome of their frustration in the ongoing situations and to divert the attention of executives.

AIBSNLEA in true sense is safeguarding the interest of entire BSNL executives community that is why immediately AIBSNLEA got impleaded in Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam in this case whereas SNEA(I) did not bothered to impleade in the case.  AIBSNLEA will ensure early hearing of the case to break the stalemate in JTO to SDE promotion.

26.06.2015:  BSNL Corporate issued letter regarding

(i) Furnishing APARS/ACRs of JTO(T) for consideration for promotion to the grade of SDE(T) under 67 percent seniority quota-<<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Special concessions/facilities to Central Govt. Employees working in Kashmir Valley <<<Click here for letter>>>

24.06.2015:

United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations (AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA)  serves a notice for resuming the deferred organizational actions to protest against the arbitrary recruitment of Management Trainee and non-settlement of long pending HR issues in BSNL. <<<Click here for the Notice>>>>

The Protest actions and the Schedule of the agitations is as follows-

Ø  Lunch Hour Demonstration on 1st July, 2015 at all SSA/Circle/Corporate Office level.

Ø  Hunger Fast for three days from 10.00 Hrs. to 18.00 Hrs. on 7th, 8th and 9th July, 2015 at    all SSA/Circle/Corporate Office level.

Ø  "Work According to Rule" program with effect from 00.00 Hrs. of 7th July, 2015 till    withdrawal of the MT Recruitment and settlement of the pending HR issues.

Ø  "दिल्ली चलो" [Delhi Chalo] and "Indefinite Dharna" at BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi with effect from 22nd July, 2015 till withdrawal of the MT Recruitment and settlement of the pending HR issues.

All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to take this agitation very seriously and initiate all out efforts for successful implementation by 100% active participation of our members.

23.06.2015:

As per the decision of the competent authority, a committee has been formed to discuss the issue of recruitment of Management Trainee (Telecom Operation/Telecom Finance) from Internal and External candidates in BSNL. <<<Click here for letter>>>>The committee meeting was held today at 15.00 Hrs. GS AIBSNLEA, President AIGETOA, GS SNEA (I) and AGS AIBSNLOA attended the meeting.

 

GM (Pers) initiated the meeting and briefed the requirement of MT Recruitment in BSNL as per BSNL Board decision and explained the efforts to settle the pending HR issues of the Executives. He invited the opinion/ comments of the representatives of the Executives' Associations. Three Executive Associations (AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and AIBSNLOA) unanimously demanded for immediate withdrawal of MT Recruitment notification and impressed upon to finalize the CPSU cadre hierarchy. However, one Association (SNEA (I)) was of the view that MT Recruitment process should not be stopped on the pretext that if they wait till  finalization of the CPSU cadre hierarchy  then their members will cross the age of 50 years and they will not be eligible to appear in the MT Recruitment Examination. All the Executive Associations also demanded to fill up the vacant SDEs/DEs/DGMs equivalent posts immediately in a time bound manner. GM (Pers) after hearing the views mentioned that he will like to study the CPSU cadre hierarchy related material and will convene next meeting of the committee during the coming week.

 

AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA categorically told that holding of committee meeting will be fruitful only when the MT Recruitment notification is withdrawn immediately otherwise the discussions will be of no use, merely a wastage of time and we cannot give a long rope to the Management on this issue. Hence, we will be forced to resume the deferred agitation program immediately.

 

GS, FS, AGS (HQ) and President AIGETOA met CMD, BSNL and Director (HR), BSNL and further requested to withdraw the ongoing MT Recruitment process immediately and for the settlement of pending HR issues. CMD, BSNL and Director (HR) mentioned that let the committee to submit its report thereafter final decision will be taken in this regard. We further explained that GM (Pers) is explaining that he has a mandate to discuss the matter in view of the Board directions communicated by CMD BSNL and seems to continue with the MT Recruitment process. Hence, we are forced to resume the deferred agitation program immediately.

 

All the CHQ office bearers/Circle/Branch Secretaries of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA are requested to keep ready to fight against the ill motivated and arbitrary recruitment of MT and to block the career prospects of the existing Executives. United forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA has decided to serve the notice for organizational action program on tomorrow i.e. 24.06.2015.

22.06.2015: GS discussion with CMD, BSNL

GS met CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding fulfilling the assurance and commitment he gave to AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA on 10.06.2015 to defer the Agitation Program since he will take up the issue of MT Recruitment withdrawal and other HR issues for settlement in the BSNL Board meeting and on the assurance the AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA deferred its ongoing Agitation Program up to 22.06.2015. CMD BANL informed that he took up the HR issues in the BSNL Board meeting held on 19.06.2015 but Board directed to put all the HR issues first to the BSNL Board's Remuneration Committee for clearance and thereafter to BSNL Board for approval. Hence in the next BSNL Board meeting only, the issues will be taken-up. On the issue of MT Recruitment withdrawal, he mentioned that Board has allowed him to decide the areas of development of MTs in BSNL but Board has not agreed to withdraw the MT Recruitment. However, for more feedback he has directed the GM (Pers) to hold the meeting of all Executive Associations immediately by deferring the MT registration and examination dates. We expressed pur dissatisfaction and resentment against non-settlement of a single issue in the Board meeting.

 

Meeting with GM (Pers): GS, FS, AGS (HQ) and President, AGS AIGETOA met GM (Pers) to discuss the matter as advised by the CMD BSNL. GS, AGS, SNEA (I) were already sitting in the chamber of GM (Pers) and in their presence itself GM (Pers) started the discussion on our demands. We categorically told that MT Recruitment is to be cancelled at any cost and all pending HR issues need to be resolved immediately otherwise AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA will immediately resume its deferred agitation program. GM (Pers) decided to hold a meeting with all the Executives' Association's representatives on 23.06.2015 at 15.00 Hrs.

 

It seems that management is dragging the issue to dilute our agitation program. Hence, AIBSNLEA and AIGETIA have decided to serve further notice for agitation program in terms of harder trade union actions immediately. All the CHQ office bearers, Circle/ Branch Secretaries are requested to mobilize the members to make 100% success of the ensuring agitation program.

20.06.2015: GS discussion with CMD, BSNL  GS discussed with CMD, BSNL regarding the outcome of the BSNL Board Meeting on yesterday on the approval of HR issues cleared by MC on withdrawal of MT recruitment. CMD informed that some HR issues cleared by MC came for discussion in BSNL Board wherein Board prefers that first all the HR issues should be discussed in remuneration committee in BSNL Board thereafter these issues should be put up to BSNL Board for approval. Hence, after the clearance of remuneration committee, all the HR issues will be put up to BSNL  Board for approval.

Regarding MT recruitment withdrawal, CMD informed that matter was discussed in the Board Meeting & the concern of the executives was appraised to the Board and after some informal discussions, Board authorized CMD BSNL to re-look into the matter. He advised us to discuss the matter in person on Monday / Tuesday.

19.06.2015:BSNL Board Meeting over: GS discussed with Company Secretary & Sr. GM (Legal), BSNL Corporate Office regarding BSNL Board Meeting today. Company Secretary & Sr. GM (Legal) appraised that  only one of the HR  issues agenda came for discussion in BSNL Board Meeting today. Only the discussion took place in meeting are on technical & procurement items.  The next BSNL Board meeting will be held in the 2nd or 3rd Week of July, 2015.

19.06.2015: GS met ED (NB) and discussed regarding:-

(a) Date of effect of all upgraded Pay scales w.e.f. 1.10.2000:- We informed ED(NB) that the proposal of Notional Pay  fixation of  all upgrade  pay scales from 1.10.2000 has now been cleared by GM (FP) and now GM (Pers.) has to process it to the competent authority. ED (NB) assured to discuss the matter with GM (Pers.) for early settlement of the issue.

(b) Committee meeting to discuss E-2, E-3 IDA pay scales   for JTO/SDE level executive implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy  and first time bound promotion after 4 years in all the cases: ED (NB) after some discussions informed that next committee meeting is rescheduled on 9.7.2015 at 11.00 AM instead of 7.7.2015 and assured to complete the committee report in due time.

(c) Allowing Diploma holder SDEs(C/E) to the posts of EE (C/E): ED (NB) mentioned that matter is under active consideration and shortly a decision will be taken in this regard.

18.06.2015: GS writes to

i. The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding 1. Representation received from Shri Prabhat Chandra Das praying for reinstatement of reverted JTO in the promotional post. 2. Representations received from Shri T.V. Sasi Private Secretary, Retried % Sr. GM Telecom BSNL Indore regarding  appeal for grant of second financial up-gradation under ACP on completion of 24 years of regular service due from 27.3.2014 & subsequent up gradation under TBP after 5 years- Appellant retired from service on superannuation w.e.f. 31.3.2015 A/N.  3.  Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/ in the Cadre of SDE 4.  Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/ in the Cadre of AGM- <<<Click here for letter>>>>

ii. Shri M.A. Khan,  ED (NB). BSNL CO regarding requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of SDE(TF) -  <<<Click here for letter>>>>

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

iv. Shri A. N. Rai, Director (HR), BSNL Board, regarding request for arranging DPC for promotion from AGM (TF) to DGM (TF) and SDE (TF) to AGM (TF). <<<Click here for letter>>>>

18.06.2015: Meeting with GM (Estt):

GS met GM (Estt) and discussed regarding the issues are to be taken up in tomorrow's Board meeting i.e. JTO RR 2015, 5 Advance Increment Benefit to JAO 2013 Batch, JTO (SRD) and PA Cadre, Reduction of eligibility condition from TTA/Sr. TOA to JAO LICE from 7 years to 5 years etc. GM (Estt) confirmed that all these issues are there in the Board agenda for consideration.

18.06.2015:  GS, FS, CS UP(West) Circle met ED (Fin.) and discussed regarding:

a.  Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO posts to seniority quota: ED (Fin.) mentioned that the Board Memo is processed yesterday only by SEA Cell and sent to the competent authority for consideration in the BSNL Board meeting but the same cannot be included in tomorrow's BSNL Board meeting due to shortage of time. She further mentioned that the Board Memo has been prepared from a new file since the old file could be traced. However, she assured to take up the matter in the next Board meeting positively and mentioned that already CPC has been initiated to fill up 50% MT quota posts (335 CAO posts) on Adhoc basis. In case, the Board approval comes during the CPC process, the same CPC will be considered for the Regular promotions.

b.   Consideration of some pending transfer cases of AOs/CAOs: We requested for consideration of the pending transfer cases of AOs/CAOs on medical/genuine grounds. She assured for an early action in this regard.

c.    CPC from AO to CAO Regular: We requested to expedite CPC from AO to CAO Regular. Ed (Fin.) assured that as soon as the clearance from DPC Cell of Pers. Section is received, the CPC will be expedited.

18.06.2015: Meeting with Director (HR):

GS, FS, CS UP(West) Circle and President AIGETOA, BSNL CO and other office bearers met Director (HR) and further requested for withdrawal of MT Recruitment and settlement of other pending HR issues. Dire (HR) assured that the concern of Executives will be apprised to the BSNL Board on review MT Recruitment and after tomorrow's BSNL Board meeting follow up action will be taken for the settlement of pending HR issues as already discussed.

18.06.2015: Meeting with CMD:

GS, FS, CS UP(West) Circle and President AIGETOA met CMD BSNL and requested for withdrawal of MT Recruitment and settlement of other pending HR issues. CMD mentioned that most of the pending HR issues and review on MT Recruitment will be taken up in tomorrow's BSNL Board meeting. He assured positive results on these issues.

 

We also drawn his kind attention towards the permanent restoration of IGW links of East Zone.  We expressed our concern on BSNL East Zone wherein for more than six months customers are facing slow internet speed and latency problem in MPLS domain. The root cause of these issues are frequent failures of IGW links and MPLS links. CMD appreciated our concern and assured to have a separate discussion on operational issues.

18.06.2015: GS writes to CMD, BSNL regarding introduction of Group Mediclaim Policy for the Executives of BSNL for Indoor treatment under BSNLMRS <<<Click here for letter>>>>
17.06.2015: GS, FS met Shri S.K. Sinha, GM (Admn) and requested to ensure that Board memo on MT RR withdrawal and other HR issues as assured by CMD BSNL in his presence are taken up in the next BSNL Board meeting to be held on 19.6.2015. He assured to look into the matter.

17.06.2015: GS met Addl. GM (Pers.) Shri Manish Kumar and discussed regarding consideration of left out DEs promotion orders (about 80 DEs). Addl. GM (Pers.) informed that matter is under consideration and AGM (DPC) has been asked to put as per vacancy year wise for review CPC. He assured an early action in this regard.

17.06.2015: GS, FS met GM (FP) and discussed regarding:-

(a) CPC from AO to CAO (Regular):-We requested to expedite CPC from AO to CAO (Regular) basis.  GM (FP) mentioned that the case has been sent to GM (Pers.) for clarification on SC/ST roaster implementation and after receiving the comments of Pers   Cell, immediate action will be taken to expedite CPC

(b)  Allowing option to JAOs -2010 batch joined after 7.5.2010:- GM (FP) informed that GM (Estt.) look after Shri S.K. Sinha has been requested to fix an early date for Committee meeting to discuss the matter. He assured an early action in this regard.

(c)  Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO posts to seniority quota CAO Posts. GM (FP) informed that the Board memo has been sent to CMD BSNL for approval to put in the BSNL Board meeting scheduled to be held on 19.6.2015.  He assured that efforts are being made to put up in this board meeting itself.

17.06.2015: GS writes to Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding tentative seniority lists I to XVII of SDEs (T) including those of DPC 1998 and 2000 qualifying examination for submission to Expert Committee on 29.06.2015 – Our protest on inclusion of the names of 270 and 147 SDEs whose seniority is quashed by Hon'ble High Courts.<<<Click here for letter>>>>

17.06.2015: GS writes to Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre <<<Click here for letter>>>>

16.06.2015: GS, AGS (Fin) met Shri Prachees Khanna, Director (Estt) and discussed regarding 78.2% IDA fitment to BSNL Pensioners: Director (Estt) informed that the Cabinet Note approved by Hon'ble MOC & IT has been sent today to the nodal ministries for comments which are expected within a fortnight. thereafter the Cabinet Note will be sent to the cabinet for approval.

On our query regarding Cabinet Note contents, he briefed that in addition to 78.2% IDA fitment benefit to BSNL Pensioners on actual basis from 10.06.2013 and notional fixation from 01.01.2007, the withdrawal of 60:40 provision has also been incorporated in the Cabinet Note for which we apprehended that DOE and DOP&W may create some problem. However, in case every thing goes smooth than this Cabinet Note may be approved by cabinet with in two- three months time.

16.06.2015: GS, AGS (Fin) met Shri V. Uma Shankar, Jt. Secy (T) and discussed regarding:

a. IDA Pension revision of BSNL Pensioners to be taken up with 7th CPC: We requested to take up BSNL Pensioners IDA Pension revision issue with 7th CPC since we are paid Govt. Pension under Rule 37A of CCS Pension Rules 1972 (FR-116). JS (T) mentioned that your Association letter in this regard has been received and he is shortly sending the matter to DPE to consider it to be taken up with 3rd PRC or may suggest to take up with 7th CPC. He assured an early action in this regard.

b. Refund of Income Tax Amount to BSNL against the Tax paid to the Govt. by BSNL: JS (T) informed that he is the Chairman of the remuneration committee and the committee has accessed the issue for two years wherein BSNL will get the refund and it is processed to the Internal Finance of DOT for clearance. Accordingly further calculation of the respective years will be made on the same pattern. BSNL will be getting this IT refund. The remuneration committee will submit its report by 30.09.2015.

c. 78.2% IDA fitment benefit to BSNL Pensioners: JS (T) informed that yesterday only he has signed the Cabinet Note approved by Hon'ble MOC & IT to be sent to nodal ministries for inter ministerial circulation/comments i.e. DOE, DPE, Legal Affairs and DOP&W. He expected that within a fortnight the comments of all the nodal ministries will be available and thereafter on compilation the final Cabinet Note will be sent to Cabinet for approval. It may take one-two months time.

d. Presentation to Hon'ble Prime Minister on BSNL revival: JS (T) confirmed that CMD BSNL has given a very good presentation to Hon'ble Prime Minister on BSNL's revival yesterday. The out come will be known after the issuance of minutes from PMO.

16.06.2015: GS, AGS (Fin) met Smt. Rita Teaotia, Spl Secy (T) and congratulated & greeted her for her promotion to the post of Secretary (Commerce), Govt. of India.  <<<Click here for the photo>>>>

On our inquiry regarding BSNL's presentation to Hon'ble Prime Minister yesterday, Spl. Secy (T) informed that CMD, BSNL gave a very good presentation to Hon'ble Prime Minister. Now rest depends on PMO. We also requested Spl. Secy (T) for the clearance of pending HR issues of BSNL in the next BSNL Board meeting to be held on 18.06.2015. She assured to look into.

16.06.2015: GS, FS, AGS (HQ), AGS (Fin) met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding:

a. CPC to fill up the vacant DGM/DE/SDE (T) posts: We expressed our serious concern against non-filling up of the vacant DGM/DE/SDE posts. GM (Pers) appreciated our concern and assured that after seeing the stand taken by the expert committee on the TS Gr. "B" Seniority on 30th June 2015 he will be taking immediate action to fill-up the DGM vacant posts. Regarding DEs vacant posts, he assured that as soon as the APAR / VCRs are received CPC will be expedited to fill up about 1100 DEs vacant posts. CPC from JTO (T) to SDE (T) will be expedited to fill up about 6600 vacant SDE (T) posts under seniority quota   immediately after the vacation of the stay orders from Hon'ble High Court Kerala.

b. Guide lines for forwarduing transfer requests on completion of tenure posting other wise issued by Pers Cell on 04.06.2015: We expressed our serious concern against the guidelines wherein nothing is mentioned regarding consideration of tenure transfer cases of executives serving in hard tenure circles because quarterly consideration will cause delay and frustration amongst these executives and in case the request transfer applications are not forwarded by SSA/Circles to the BSNL CO the Associations will only be raising the issues which has to be directly considered by Pers. Cell. GM (Pers ) appreciated our concern and assured that while issuing tenure transfer orders all the eligible executives for transfer in that quarter will be considered and orders will be issued in advance so that on completion the tenure they may immediately be relieved. Also assured that circles have to forward the request transfer application to BSNL Corporate Office in all the cases with any comment but they can not with held the requests. However, such cases taken up by the Associations will also be considered.

c. Withdrawal of look after arrangements and restoring local officiating arragements: We requested to withdraw the look after arrangements and to restore the local officiating arrangement  wherein executives exercise their statutory powers, pensionery benefits and retire with designation. GM (Pers) assured to look into the matter.

d. Notional Pay fixation to JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch/TF) and PA cadre from 01.10.2000: We requested for issuing Notional Pay fixation orders to JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch/TF) and PA cadres from 01.10.2000 since the comments of GM (FP) has been received in the Pers. Cell. GM (Pers) confirmed that the comments of GM (FP) have been received in the Pers Cell and shortly it will be processed to the competent authority for consideration.

e. Creation of PPS posts in the field units: We requested for early holding of the committee meeting to discuss the issue of PPS posts creations in the field units. We also pleaded that earlier Shri H.K. Gupta, DDG (Estt), DoT committee has already recommended to create PPS posts with HAG level officers in the field units. GM (Pers) mentioned that the information desired by the committee is still pending from three-four circle. He assured for early holding of the committee meeting after receiving the information from all the circles.

f. Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre: We requested for early implementation of the committee reports submitted by Shri Harshvardhan, Ex. Addl GM (Estt) for the restructuring of the AD (OL) Cadre which is pending for the last many years. We also provided a copy of the Note Sheet wherein in the year 2008 the then Director (HR) had directed Pers Cell to prepare a Board Memo for the revision of AD (OL) Pay scales but the same was not processed by the Pers Cell for the reasons best known to them. GM (Pers) assured to look into the matter.

g. Amendment of BSNL MSRR 2009 for EE (C/E): We requested to issue an executive order on implementation of Hon'ble High Court Delhi orders dated 05.08.2014 issued in WP(C) No. 4879/2014 filed by UOI against the order of Hon'ble CAT (PB) dated 26.04.2013 in OA No. 2651/2012. GM (Pers) mentioned that the matter is under consideration to the competent authority and shortly a decision will be taken in this regard.

h. Time bound promotion from E-5 to E-6 to DGMs(Adhoc)-Ammendemnts in BSNL MSRR 2009: GM (Pers) mentioned that the matter will be taken up in the next Board meeting for approval on 18.06.2015 as it is already cleared by the BSNL MC.

16.06.2015:BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding:

(i) Representation from SDEs(T) challenging the provisional seniority lists 6 & 7 dated 01.04.2015 and 17.04.2015- Disposal regarding <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(ii) Guidelines for forwarding transfer requests on completion of tenure posting or otherwise-regarding  <<<Click here for letter>>>>

15.06.2015: GS, FS and AGS(Fin) met ED(Fin) and discussed regarding Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO posts to seniority quota. We requested to take up the issue of diversion of 50% MT quota CAO posts to seniority quota CAO posts, as already cleared by BSNL MC. ED(Fin)  assured that this issue will be taken up in the next BSNL Board meeting on 18.6.2015.     

12.06.2015:

a. Minutes of the Committee on introduction of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and two other isuess - First meeting held on 15.05.2015<<<Click here for letter>>>>

b. Tentative financial implication on account of granting standard IDA pay scales of E2/E3 in replacement of non-standard E1A/E2A IDA pay scales to BSNL executives w.e.f.01.01.2007- as per the discussion in the Committee Meetings on 15.05.2015 & 28.05.2015 <<<Click here for letter>>>>

12.06.2015: GS, FS met  GM (Admn) BSNL C.O. ND and discussed:-

(a) Restoration of DATA facility on mobile connection to executives: We requested for early issuance of the restoration of DATA facility (GPRS) on mobile connection to executives. GM (Admn) informed that the information in this regard has been taken from Kerala and AP Circles and processed to the Competent Authority for approval. He assured for an early order in this regard.   

(b) Extending  full free call facility and night calling facility on service telephone  of BSNL  pensioners on their concessinal telephones: We requested GM(Admn) to allow full free call facility and night calling facility on BSNL pensioners also .  GM (Admn) mentioned  that matter is under consideration for BSNL Pensioners  and shortly some decision will be taken in this regard.

12.06.2015: GS, FS met Sr.GM(SR) and discussed regarding:-

(a) Indifferent attitude of GM(HR & Admn) of Maharastra Telecom Circle towards the members of AIBSNLEA:  We expressed our resentment against the indifferent and biased attitude of GM(HR & Admn) towards the members of AIBSNLEA. Sr.GM(SR) immediately spoke with CGMT MH Circle and requested to be impartial with all the unions/Associations.  CGM MH Circle over phone assured him to look in to the matter.

(b) Non granting of meeting by PGMTD BGTD to DS, BGTD, AIBSNLEA:  We expressed our  concern against non granting of meeting by PGMTD, BGTD to our Distt. Secretary, BGTD despite repeated requests.  Sr.GM(SR) assured to talk to the PGMTD  BGTD for granting the meeting to discuss the pending issues.

12.06.2015: GS, FS, met GM (Estt.) and discussed regarding:-

(a) BSNL Board approval on pending HR  Issues: We requested GM (Estt.) for taking up the pending HR issues i.e. Finalization of JTO RR-2015, Five advance increment benefit to JTO -2013 batch, JTO (SRD) batch and PA cadre as already cleared by BSNL MC. GM (Estt.) assured to take up these cases in the next BSNL Board meeting.

(b) F-22 (1) (a) (i) pay fixation case of offg JTOs : We requested as per the list supplied by the association on the direction of Hon'ble PB  CAT judgment the offg JTOs pay has to be fixed -up under FR-22 (1) (a) (i) instead of FR-35. GM (Estt.) assured to look into the  matter.

12.06.2015: GS, FS met GM (FP) and discussed regarding:-

(a) CPC from AO to CAO (Regular) : We requested to expedite CPC from AO to CAO (Regular). GM (FP) mentioned that matter has been sent to CPC Cell of Pers. Wing for clearance to expedite CPC. He assured as soon as the clearance from Pers. Wing is received, CPC will be expedited.

(b) Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO posts to seniority quota: We requested to take up the issue of  diversion of 50% MT quota CAO posts to seniority quota CAO posts, as already cleared by BSNL MC. GM (FP) assured that 50%  MT Quota CAO posts diversion to seniority quota  CAO posts will be taken up in the next BSNL Board meeting on 18.6.2015.     

(C) Notional pay fixation of JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch) and PA/PS cadre from 1.10.2000: GM (FP) mentioned that he has already directed AGM (SEA) to process the case for early clearance.

12.06.2015:BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) Govt 'serious' over mobile call on BSNL network: Prasad <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(ii) BSNL issues clarification on free national roaming says it is valid for a year for prepaid and postpaid users <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(iii) BSNL to buy internet bandwidth from Bangladesh govt firm  <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

12.06.2015: GS writes to

i. The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding 1. Representations on the revised Seniority list No. 6 and 7 of TES Gr "B" equivalent to SDE (T), revision thereof - implementation of judgment dated 25.8.2009 of Hon'ble CAT , Chandigarh bench in TA No. 84/HR/2009 etc. 2. Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/ in the Cadre of SDE 3. Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of DE-<<<Click here for letter>>>>

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

11.06.2015: GS, Advisor (HQ) Com. Satish Kumar met CMD & Director (HR) and discussed regarding unauthorized and forceful trespassing capture of shed no.4 by Shri Shree Ram, Director, NICF, Getorni, New Delhi and not allowing entrance of authorized. BSNL staff and restoration of electricity supply in BSNL NTP store sheds at Getorni. We expressed our serious concern against arbitrary occupation of BSNL land and building at Getorni by DoT to create NICF (National Institute of Communication Finance) whereas at the time of formation of BSNL all the assets and liability of the then DTS/DTO were transferred to BSNL. Director General, NICF is not allowing the entry of NTP staff in the NTP store sheds and disconnected electricity and water supply of BSNL sheds at Getorni. CMD appreciated our concern and assured to discuss the matter in DoT for an early solution.

(b) Approval of BSNL Board on pending HR issues: We further requested for getting the approval of BSNL Board on pending HR issues already cleared by BSNL MC and withdrawal of MT recruitment. CMD BSNL and Director (HR) assured to take up all the HR Issues and withdrawal of MT recruitment in the next BSNL Board meeting on 18.6.2015.

11.06.2015: GS writes to Shri. A.N. Rai, Director (HR), BSNL Board, New Delhi regarding Circle transfer orders issued by Uttrakhand circle Dehradun on the basis of longest stay.  <<<Click here for letter>>>>
11.06.2015: GS writes to Shri A.N. Rai , Director(HR), BSNL Board, New Delhi regarding not granting of meeting by PGM, BGTD-<<<Click here for letter>>>>

11.06.2015: GS writes to Shri Rakesh Garg, Chairman TC & Secretary (Telecom), Department of Telecommunications regarding implementation of SC Judgment on Civil Petition no 11527 of 2014 Dated 18-12-2014 on recovery of pay before retirement due to wrong Fixation etc.  <<<Click here for letter>>>>

11.06.2015: In response to Sh. Amit Kumar Gupta, Kolkata, RTI application, DOT has furnished license fee details today. Now as per the information supplied the following table is prepared for last five years receipt and payments as per 60:40 sharing.
FOR INFORMATION OF EVERYONE IN BSNL

AS PER 60:40 PENSION SHARING FORMULA RECEIPTS OF DOT from BSNL AND    PAYMENT OF PENSION IN LAST FIVE YEARS. (as received through RTI).  

Year

Divdnt

Corp. Tax

Service Tax

Excise Duty

License Fee

Total

60% of Total

Pension Payment

2009- 10

Not paid

1935.00

2914.68

37.75

2154.10

7041.53

4224.91

2987.18

2010-11

Not paid

479.87

2355.13

8.20

1671.05

4514.25

2708.55

3522.81

2011-12

Not paid

456.04

2412.38

4.91

608.16

3481.49

2088.89

4822.98

2012-13

Not paid

392.35

2899.18

5.30

437.10

3733.93

2240.35

5685.13

2013-14

Not paid

196.12

2871.80

2.88

636.52

3707.32

2224.39

5657.03

All amount in crores

10.06.2015:

<<<Click here for notification of BSNL recognition of Executives' Association Rules,2013 (Pt.-1)>>>>

 

<<<Click here for notification of BSNL recognition of Executives' Association Rules,2013 (Pt.-2)>>>>

10.06.2015: GS, VP-I and GS AIGETOA met Director (HR) and requested to take up all the HR issues in the next BSNL Board meeting on 18.6.2015 cleared by BSNL Management Committee for approval and MT Recruitment withdrawal as assured.  The issues are withdrawal of MTRR, finalization of JTO RR-2015, modification in BSNL MSRRS -2009 of EE (C/E) and allowing E-5 to E-6 grade to DGMs Adhoc, 5 advance increment benefit to JAO 2013 batch, JTO (SRD) and PAs etc. Director (HR) immediately spoke to GM (Pers.) and directed to put all these HR issues in the Board meeting scheduled to be held on 18.6.2015.

10.06.2015:GS, VP-I and GS AIGETOA met ED (NB) and discussed regarding the issues being discussed in the committee for implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy, E2 &E3 Pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives and first time bound promotion in all the cases after 4- years of   service.  ED (NB) after detail discussions advised to give more feedback /suggestions to minimize the financial implications.

10.06.2015: GS, VP-I Com. Baby Rani met GM (Pers.) and DGM (Pers.) & discussed regarding

(a) Consideration of request transfer cases of SDEs and DEs:- We extended thanks to GM((Pers.) for considering the pending transfer cases of some SDEs/DEs and requested for consideration of some more pending transfer cases of SDEs /DEs . GM (Pers.) appreciated our concern and assured to examine the pending cases shortly. Also cancellation of some SDEs (TF) transfer cases. 

(b)  Filling-up of the vacant DGM posts- We expressed our serious concern against non- filling-up of the vacant DGM posts. GM (Pers.) mentioned that Pers.  Cell is writing letter to the expert Committee of two Hon'ble judges to submit the committee report at the earliest since 6 months will be over on 30th June 2015. He further mentioned that after getting clarity on SDEs seniority case from Hon'ble Supreme Court the necessary action in this regard will be taken. We pleaded that already Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment on TES Group ?B?: seniority exists and on that basis CPC can be conducted. 

(c)  Creation of PPS Posts in BSNL field units: - We requested for arranging committee meeting headed by ED (CN) on early date to expedite the issue. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(d)  Restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre: - We requested for restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre as the committee report is pending for consideration for more than 8 months. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(e)The Pay Fixation of DGM (Adhoc) from E-5 to E-6 grade: - We requested to take up pay fixation case of DGM (Adhoc) from E-5 to E-6 grade as already cleared by BSNL MC in the next BSNL Board meeting for approval. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(f) Modification of BSNL MS RRS of EE (C/E):- We requested to take up the modification of BSNL MSRRS of EE (C/E) in the next BSNL Board meeting on the basis of DoT clarification. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

10.06.2015: GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL  regarding filling up of the vacant DGM/DE Posts on Adhoc /regular basis-<<<Click here for letter>>>>>
10.06.2015:

<<<Click here for notification of BSNL recognition of Executives' Association Rules,2013 (Pt.-1)>>>>

<<<Click here for notification of BSNL recognition of Executives' Association Rules,2013 (Pt.-2)>>>>

10.06.2015: GS, VP-I and GS AIGETOA met Director (HR) and requested to take up all the HR issues in the next BSNL Board meeting on 18.6.2015 cleared by BSNL Management Committee for approval and MT Recruitment withdrawal as assured.  The issues are withdrawal of MTRR, finalization of JTO RR-2015, modification in BSNL MSRRS -2009 of EE (C/E) and allowing E-5 to E-6 grade to DGMs Adhoc, 5 advance increment benefit to JAO 2013 batch, JTO (SRD) and PAs etc. Director (HR) immediately spoke to GM (Pers.) and directed to put all these HR issues in the Board meeting scheduled to be held on 18.6.2015.

10.06.2015:GS, VP-I and GS AIGETOA met ED (NB) and discussed regarding the issues being discussed in the committee for implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy, E2 &E3 Pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives and first time bound promotion in all the cases after 4- years of   service.  ED (NB) after detail discussions advised to give more feedback /suggestions to minimize the financial implications.

10.06.2015: GS, VP-I Com. Baby Rani met GM (Pers.) and DGM (Pers.) & discussed regarding

(a) Consideration of request transfer cases of SDEs and DEs:- We extended thanks to GM((Pers.) for considering the pending transfer cases of some SDEs/DEs and requested for consideration of some more pending transfer cases of SDEs /DEs . GM (Pers.) appreciated our concern and assured to examine the pending cases shortly. Also cancellation of some SDEs (TF) transfer cases. 

(b)  Filling-up of the vacant DGM posts- We expressed our serious concern against non- filling-up of the vacant DGM posts. GM (Pers.) mentioned that Pers.  Cell is writing letter to the expert Committee of two Hon'ble judges to submit the committee report at the earliest since 6 months will be over on 30th June 2015. He further mentioned that after getting clarity on SDEs seniority case from Hon'ble Supreme Court the necessary action in this regard will be taken. We pleaded that already Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment on TES Group ?B?: seniority exists and on that basis CPC can be conducted. 

(c)  Creation of PPS Posts in BSNL field units: - We requested for arranging committee meeting headed by ED (CN) on early date to expedite the issue. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(d)  Restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre: - We requested for restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre as the committee report is pending for consideration for more than 8 months. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(e)The Pay Fixation of DGM (Adhoc) from E-5 to E-6 grade: - We requested to take up pay fixation case of DGM (Adhoc) from E-5 to E-6 grade as already cleared by BSNL MC in the next BSNL Board meeting for approval. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(f)   (f) Modification of BSNL MS RRS of EE (C/E):- We requested to take up the modification of BSNL MSRRS of EE (C/E) in the next BSNL Board meeting on the basis of DoT clarification. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

09.06.2015:BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding

(i) Promotion from Senior Architect (JGM)(E-7) to Addl. Chief Architect (NF)(E-9) <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(ii) Tentative Seniority List I to XVII of SDEs (T) including those of DPC 1998 and 2000 qualifying examination for submission to Expert Committee on 29.06.2015 - Filling up of blank columns relating to Staff Number, Date of Birth, Recruitment Year in JTO (JE), Month and Year of qualifying examination - Request for supply of particulars - <<<List in Excel - Srl - 001 to 7700>>>        <<<List in Excel - Srl - 7701 to 15400>>>>>     <<<<List in Excel - Srl - 15401 to 23154>>>>

(iii) Final Seniority Lists 6 and 7 of SDEs (T) as per judgment dated 25.08.2009 of Hon'ble CAT, Chandigarh Bench in TA No 84/HR/2009 etc. <<<<<Click here for letter>>>>>>    <<<Click here for list no. 6>>>>>   <<<Click here for list no. 7>>>>>

09.06.2015:Cabinet Note on 78.2% fitment benefit of BSNL Pensioners is cleared by Hon'ble MOC&IT yesterday and now being sent by DoT to the Nodal Ministries for inter-ministerial circulation for comments and thereafter the Cabinet note will be send to Cabinet for approval. This process may take 2-3 months time in implementing 78.2% IDA pay fixation of BSNL pensioners. AIBSNLEA will continues effort for early implementation.

09.06.2015: ONGOING AGITATION PROGRAM OF FORUM OF AIBSNLEA AND AIGETOA DEFERRED ON THE ASSURANCE AND FIRM COMMITMENT

Congratulations !!! CMD BSNL has recognized the genuineness of the issues raised by the United Forum of BSNL executives' association. Today in a meeting with AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA, CMD assured that he will take up and ensure withdrawal of MT recruitment in the next board meeting scheduled to be held on 18th June 2015 and resolution of long pending HR issues. CMD BSNL further requested us to defer the ongoing agitation at least till 18th June 2015. Honoring the words and commitment of CMD BSNL, United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations (AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA) has decided to defer the ongoing agitation program till 18th June 2015. <<<Click here for letter>>>>

The forum will make a review of intensifying the agitation program on 22.06.2015 after meeting with CMD BSNL, based upon the outcome of the board meeting.

We extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to all the executives of BSNL irrespective of their affiliations for their active participation and overwhelming support in making first day of Dharna Program on 09.06.2015 successful through out the country. All the CHQ office bearers, Circle/District Secretaries are requested to maintain the tempo of agitation to further resume immediately in case the demands are not settled to our satisfaction.

Click Here for glimpses of Dharna Programme at BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi

 

08.06.2015: Meeting with Director (HR) further failed- Make two days Dharna 100% success:

Today Director (HR) called the representatives of Forum (AIGETOA+AIBSNLEA) for a meeting again. GS AIBSNLEA, FS AIBSNLEA, GS AIGETOA, AIP AIGETOA and AGS AIGETOA attended the meeting held in the chamber of Dir (HR). Director (HR) explained that some of the HR issues are already in pipeline and for MT issue it is needed to take BSNL board into confidence before taking any decision. In view of this Director (HR) requested to withdraw the agitation programme. Forum requested Director (HR) for giving concrete time bound, written assurance for the resolution of long pending HR issues and immediate withdrawal of the MT recruitment and in the absence of MT withdrawal, it is not possible for us to withdraw our agitation if the recruitment process of MT remains on and HR issues are not resolved. Although Director (HR) has shown some positive sign but in the absence of any concrete decision, the talk is further failed.

This is the matter of our career and dignity, hence Forum has no option other than to continue with the proposed agitation. Forum will not withdraw this agitation till unconditional withdrawal of MT and concrete resolution of other HR issues.  

Friends, Forum is fully confident that we will be able stop the unjustified and unwarranted MT recruitment and resolve our long pending HR issues. All the Executives are requested to ensure full participation on 9th and 10th June-2015 to make two days Dharna a grand success and be ready for further intensification of the protest actions.

08.06.2015:  GS writes to

i.The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding 1.Representation regarding cancellation of transfer orders to NTR (J&K) under immunity ground ? case of Shri A. N. Inamdar, SDE, Parbhani, Maharashtra  2. Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/ in the Cadre of SDE 3. Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE.<<<Click here for letter>>>

ii. The GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding 1.   Representation received from Mrs. Suma G. Nair AO % GMTD BSNL Kolhapur, Maharashtra Circle   regarding of back date effect for promotion to the post of Accounts officer 2.  Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of Account Personnel .<<<Click here for letter>>>

iii. The ED (Finance), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of Account Personnel .<<<Click here for letter>>>

08.06.2015: United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations writes to Sh. P. Abhimanyu, Convener, Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations regarding soldiery support to the ongoing agitation of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA <<<Click here for letter>>>>
05.06.2015:  TALKS WITH DIRECTOR (HR) FAILED - MAKE THE AGITATION PROGRAM A 100 % SUCCESS

Director (HR) called a meeting of representatives of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA in the presence of Sr. GM (SR), GM (Pers), GM (Estt), GM (FP), DGM (Pers) and DGM (SR) and discussed the demands with respect to the agitation notice dated  11.05.2015. we strongly pleased for withdrawal of MT recruitment which will block the career progression of young talented executives of BSNL at a juncture when discussions on the introduction of CPSU cadre hierarchy are going on.

We also discussed the other long pending HR issues in details but in the absence of firm commitment/assurance the TALKS FAILED.

All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested for successful implementation of the two days DHARANA on 09th and 10th June 2015 at all SSAs /Circle/BSNL CO by 100% active participation of our members.

04.06.2015:  GS, FS & AFS met GM (FP) and discussed regarding:-

(a)  CPC from AO to CAO regular promotion: - We requested to expedite CPC from AO to CAO regular promotion. GM (FP) mentioned that CPC work is in the process and effort is being made to issue promotion orders at the earliest.

(b)  Consideration of request transfer cases of AOs/CAOs: We requested for early consideration of some long pending request transfer cases of AOs/CAOs. GM (FP) assured an early action in this regard.

(c)   Allowing option to JAO-2010 batch: - We requested for early submission of the Committee report on this issue for its settlement. GM (FP) mentioned that the committee meeting yet to held to discuss the matter yesterday, committee meeting could not be held, since GM (FP) was on leave.

04.06.2015:  GS, FS, AGS(HQ) & AFS met GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:-

(a)   CPCs to fill-up vacant SDEs/DEs /DGMs vacant Posts: We extended our sincere thanks for initiating CPCs to fill-up the vacant SDEs/DEs/DGMs posts and calling of APARs and VCRs from Circles. We also requested to issue immediate promotion order from DEs to DGMs wherein the CPC has been completed long before but promotion orders are stalled due Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment to restore the TES Group "B" seniority list I to XVII on Rule 206 basis, GM (Pers)  mentioned that the seniority of 147 SDEs of LDCE quota is still not clear, hence he needs some  more time to resolve the issue. We expressed our serious concern that senior DEs are retiring every month without getting DGM promotion.

He assured to expedite CPC from SDE (T) to DE and also assured that as soon as the stay order on promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) is vacated by Hon'ble High Court, Kerala. The   promotion orders from JTO (T) to SDE (T) will be issued.

(b)   Consideration of request transfer cases of SDEs/DEs: - We extended thanks for considering long pending transfer cases of SDEs/DEs and requested to consider remaining pending transfer cases also. GM (Pers.) appreciated our concern and assured an early action on the pending transfer cases of SDEs /DEs.

(c)    Modification in BSNL's MSRR-2009 of EE (C/E):- We requested for implementation of DoT orders in the matter of Shri T.R. Sharma and others in BSNL also to allow diploma holder SDEs to get EE promotion. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

04.06.2015:  GS, FS, AGS(HQ) & AFS met GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:-

(a)   CPCs to fill-up vacant SDEs/DEs /DGMs vacant Posts: We extended our sincere thanks for initiating CPCs to fill-up the vacant SDEs/DEs/DGMs posts and calling of APARs and VCRs from Circles. We also requested to issue immediate promotion order from DEs to DGMs wherein the CPC has been completed long before but promotion orders are stalled due Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment to restore the TES Group "B" seniority list I to XVII on Rule 206 basis, GM (Pers)  mentioned that the seniority of 147 SDEs of LDCE quota is still not clear, hence he needs some  more time to resolve the issue. We expressed our serious concern that senior DEs are retiring every month without getting DGM promotion.

He assured to expedite CPC from SDE (T) to DE and also assured that as soon as the stay order on promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) is vacated by Hon'ble High Court, Kerala. The   promotion orders from JTO (T) to SDE (T) will be issued.

(b)   Consideration of request transfer cases of SDEs/DEs: - We extended thanks for considering long pending transfer cases of SDEs/DEs and requested to consider remaining pending transfer cases also. GM (Pers.) appreciated our concern and assured an early action on the pending transfer cases of SDEs /DEs.

(c)    Modification in BSNL's MSRR-2009 of EE (C/E):- We requested for implementation of DoT orders in the matter of Shri T.R. Sharma and others in BSNL also to allow diploma holder SDEs to get EE promotion. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

04.06.2015:  GS met CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding-

a.   Data facility on Mobile connections to the executives of BSNL. GS requested to provide data facility of GPRS and 3G on the service mobile connections to the executives of BSNL. CMD immediately spoke to Director (HR) and directed him to issue necessary instructions to the field units to provide data facility of GPRS and 3G on the service mobile connections of the executives of BSNL in the interest of service as this would facilitate them.

b.   Implementation of Hon'ble High Court, Delhi orders dated 05.08.2014 in the matter of Shri T.R. Sharma & ors. GS requested CMD to implement the said judgment to the Civil/Electrical Wing executives of BSNL also. CMD assured to look into the matter and for an early decision in this regard.

c.   Indifferent attitude of Maharashtra Circle Administration towards members of this Association. GS apprised CMD about the indifferent attitude of Maharashtra Circle Administration towards members of this Association. CMD assured to look into the matter.

d. Revival of BSNL:  CMD mentioned that recently during Video conferencing under ?PRAGATI Scheme of Hon'ble Prime Minister with Secretary (Telecom) Hon'ble Prime Minister expressed his concern over BSNL's revival. On the request of Secretary (T)  to discuss BSNL's revival issue with CMD BSNL Hon'ble Prime Minister allowed and then CMD BSNL had a talk with Hon'ble Prime Minister on Video Conferencing. Hon'ble PM directly asked CMD! ? Anupam  Ji!  What are you doing for BSNL's revival? Then CMD explained him the efforts taken so far and are being taken for BSNL's revival and requested him for Government's Financial Support w.r.t. refund of Income Tax amount of Rs. 5000 Crs., Refund of BWA spectrum  charges and  salary support of BSNL employees etc. Then Hon'ble Prime Minister directed CMD BSNL to give a presentation to him on BSNL's revival plan within one month. Accordingly, presentation will be given to the Hon'ble Prime Minister on 8th June 2015. CMD mentioned that Hon'ble Prime Minister is seriously concerned for revival of BSNL. He also emphasized to give wide publicity to night free call facility and free roaming facility etc to attract more & more customers.  We assured him our fullest support in his efforts for BSNL's revival.

e. Non-settlement of long pending HR issues- We requested for his kind intervention for the settlement of long pending HR issues & immediate withdrawal of MT recruitment and not to block the career progression of young talented executives of BSNL.  CMD assured to look into the matter.

03.06.2015:BRIEF OF THE SPECIAL JOINT  GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBENLEA & AIGETOA HELD AT ITPC, PUNE ON 1.6.2015:AIBSNLEA and AIGETOEA conducted 1st joint general body meeting at ITPC club hall, Pune on 1.6.2015 at 16.00 hours  The hall was jam packed. Shri Prabhas Singh, CGM, ITPC Circle was the Chief Guest and dias was decorated with Com Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA and Com R P Sahu,  GS AIGETOA,Com P Venugopal, President CHQ, AIBSNLEA,  Com. C.M. Saste, OS (W), Com. Ashish Jain, CS AIGETOA, Com. Patvekar R A, Circle President, AIGETOA, Shri A Sharma, Sr. G (HQ), ITPC, Shri Kewlani GM (DC), ITPC.

During the meeting the role of executives in BSNL is discussed in length.  Com. R P Sahu, GS AIGETOA strongly opposed notification about MT and holding exam of MT.

Com. Prahlad Rai in his speech stressed for cancellation of recruiting MT's from outside and emphasized to fill up the post within the talented available executives in BSNL who are having BE/BTech/M.Tech/Phd /CA/ICW qualification and also having more than 12 years experience in BSNL. He also explained about BSNL health and praised ITPC circle for its excellent performance in BSNL's development.  In his speech he categorically told that BSNL is putting loss into crores of rupees because of the wrong policy of Govt.

Shri Prabhas Singh CGM, ITPC, Pune in his speech explained role of ITPC in different field of BSNL like CDR, IN platform, NGN, ERP. He also presented new applications developed by BSNL non ITPC staff which are very useful and popular in the public like MyBSNL App, New leased line and upcoming BSNL portal.

Com. C M Saste, OS (W) while extending vote of thanks told that this meeting is attended by the experienced AIBSNLEA executives and energetic AIGETOA members.

03.06.2015: OPEN SESSION DURING  5TH CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF THE MAHARASHTRA CIRCLE ON 2.6.15 AT SHAHU KALA MANDIR, SATARA:Com. A G Joshi, CS AIBSNLEA welcomed all the dignitaries on the dias. The function started by lighting the lamp. All the dignitaries on the dias were welcomed by presenting the Shawl, Shrifal, bouquets and memento. Com. A G Joshi presented his key note address.

Com. Prahlad Rai GS expressed his gratitude to the CS, CP and OS (W) for inviting him to attend the Circle Conference of Maharashtra which is the largest organization of the AIBSNLEA with more than 2000 members.  He mentioned that MH circle is one of the major circle of the BSNL and the BSNL C.O. expecting the MH circle to earn profit which has more potential and demand of the customers. 

He mentioned that during the interaction with the members it is noticed that there are huge demands from the customer, but not able to meeting due to the shortage of materials.  ITPC  is also situated in Maharashtra which is playing vital role in implementing IT based CDR, ERP, BB Network, etc and maintaining it properly.  All the 4  offices of ITPC in 4 zones throughout the country for IT related works are controlled and manned effectively by the ITPC Pune.

He mentioned that MH circle members and representatives are playing a vital role in the AIBSNLEA by taking up all the points required for the growth of the BSNL, MH Circle. He mentioned that BSNL which was making a huge profit has started reducing the profit and subsequently making it  loss gradually and reached it to around 8000 crores for the last financial year. 

The CMD BSNL and the entire BSNL as a whole is now in search of finding the ways and means to make the BSNL into a profit making PSU.  The wrong policies of  the Govt. and the failure of the BSNL management are responsible for the present loss of BSNL.  He mentioned that we employees are confident that we can make the BSNL into a profit making PSUs.   He has briefed the history of the conversion of BSNL from the DoT/DTS/DTO and the various reasons for the loss making of BSNL by various anti BSNL policies and decisions like denying the commencement of  GSM services for many years, compelling rural services, stoppage of ADC charges from 2008 onwards and Rs.2000 crores payment from USO in lieu of ADC withdrawal was also stopped from July 2011. There are a total of  29000 telephone exchanges in the country out of which 28000 are in rural areas which a compulsion for the BSNL to maintain it without any profit / with loss. 

BSNL was not given a fare deal for spectrum allocation and arbitrarily enforced the 3G/BWA spectrum charges of Rs.18500 crores  on BSNL.  The reserve fund of more than 18500 crores taken away by the Govt. by way of spectrum charges, and other charges, notional loan of Rs.7500 crores recovery, interest for the paper loan @ 14.5% rate of interest for the period of 13 continuous years which is amount around 12000 crores.

Pension contribution is being taken by the DoT on the highest of the pay scale instead of the actual pay scale.  Licence fee of 1200 crores and USO charges Rs.1800 crores are being charged by DoT from BSNL against the NTP 1999 provisons.  Though BSNL is 100% company of the Govt. of India, there is no support from the Govt. to the BSNL instead all the amounts are taken away from the BSNL by the Govt. Rs. 1250  crores as rule deficit is yet to be paid by the DoT to the BSNL.  About Rs.5000 crores of BWA spectrum is also yet to be refunded to BSNL.

He mentioned that we have been continuously pursuing and taken up the matters with the BSNL management and Govt to procure the materials and the BSNL board which is to be responsible is working under the pressure of the Govt.  which are totally against the interest of the BSNL.  There are trade union actions proposed, conducted and implemented at many times to attract the attention of the Govt. which has certain action from the BSNL management.

There was no GSM tender in BSNL since last 7 years and last year only 15.5 million 7th phase GSM tender was finalized which gave some relief, but to improve the quality of service more GSM lines/ Radio equipments are immediately required.  In many circles, even 3G cards are lying faulty in absence of AMC/ Repair and poor back up of power plant in BTS is adversely affecting quality of service.   Though BSNL is having resources, manpower, infrastructure, we are not allowed to work and make the BSNL profitable organization.

Many perks have been stopped by the BSNL due to the shortage of funds and if such situation continuous there may be problem for the salary in the future. 

GS mentioned that disinvestment will not help BSNL which is proven from the history of MTNL.  It is due to the struggle of the trade unions, we could stop disinvestment, VRS, merger of ITI, unbundling of copper conductor, creation of tower subsidiary, etc.

He mentioned that Association is very well aware of the concern of the executives and non-executives for going on trade union action, but it is compulsory on the part of the Association to struggle continuously to achieve the required result.

He mentioned that there are about 15000 kms of drop wire is lying in the Telecom Factory, Mumbai  due to not permitting QA by QA circle.  Due to the internal problem, such materials are not able to make use of it and he assured that the matter will be taken up with BSNL management and requested Shri Prabhas Singh, CGM ITPC to  make use of his good offices to make use of the stores available at Telecom Factory, Mumbai.

He mentioned that certain materials that is telephone instruments, cables, adsl modems, MLLN modems are being procured and have started supplying to the field.  The core network equipment to strengthen the long distance media is also being procured along with the NGN equipment by BSNL.  The customer delight month and customer delight year was conducted by the Association which has a very good result.  He appealed all the members to give wide publicity for the recent order of night call free through out the country to any network from 9 pm to 7 am and the roam free services introducing w.e.f. 15.6.2015 and take benefit out of it to strengthen the customer base.

He requested all the comrades to ensure the quality service to the customers, increase the customer base, change the attitude towards the customers and the HR issues related to the executives and viability issues will be taken up and pursued with the management by the CHQ.

Implementation of E2-E3 pay scale, CPSU cadre hierarchy, notional promotion from 1.10.2000, CPCs of various cadres, filling up the vacant posts, seniority cases, pay anomaly cases, AD (OL), pay scale upgration, option cases of JAOs 2010 batch in field units, PPS post creation, filling up the posts of Group B, STS, JAG, SAG, HAG, Board of Director, various issues related to the pensions etc.

He mentioned that within 2 - 3 months period he expects to settle the issues of 78.2% fitment benefit to BSNL pensioners, which is under active consideration of the DoT.

He mentioned that whatever efforts are required to be made at the level of BSNL management and DoT will be taken care by the Association, but making the Maharashtra Circle as a profit making circle, when other circles viz. Kerala, Orissa, etc. can make profit.  It is your action and efforts only will result in making the circle a profitable circle for which he appealed everyone to enter into action.

Com. R P Sahu, GS AIGETOA  has mentioned that Com Prahlad Rai has already mentioned about the details of the problems and solutions for the betterment of the executives and BSNL. 

He mentioned that the employees are not responsible for the state of BSNL as on today.  It is the Govt and definitely it is possible to revive the BSNL.   Every employees should start feeling that you are important for the BSNL and when such feeling gets in to the minds of the employees, they will feel responsible for their actions and then they will start improving their action.

He mentioned that even after having the required qualification, having years of service experience, Direct  Recruited JTOs are not entitled to become DGM/MT , whereas the person having the same qualifications working in other companies can become the DGM/MT in BSNL.

The thinking of BSNL is there because of me attitude should cultivated instead of I am there because of BSNL attitude which will definitely improve the BSNL services.   The reality of  my family is surviving because of the BSNL should  bear in mind  with positive attitude which will put you into action.

He mentioned that there are exams in every level which is giving a feeling that the appointment is to perform the duty for the better growth of BSNL or to study and appear the exams.   The policies of the BSNL are reason for the loss of BSNL.  He mentioned that DGM level officers are only supervising the works and not executing anything.  The execution of work is carried out by JTO/SDEs only.  In order to even write a proper note also field / basic level working experience is mandatory. Hence, appointing any DGM / MT level will not help or improve the working of BSNL.

He mentioned that due to the existence of various unions / associations in the executive level, the BSNL management is taking the advantage of making them fight each other.  This is not going to be a healthy situation for any association and the day of unity of all the associations and selecting a single representative / leader should not be far ahead for the better benefit of the executive fraternity in the BSNL.  He appealed all the executives to make the ongoing agitation programme of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA  a grand success to protest against the arbitrary notification of MTs  and non settlement of the long pending issues.

Shri P K Londhe, Sr.GMT, Satara in his address mentioned that the entire BSNL staff is behind the mission of BSNL.  He mentioned that all are aware of the problems and solutions and expected to come out with better solutions for the betterment of the organisation and wishes best wishes for the conference.

Shri Prabash Singh, CGM, ITPC, Pune in his speech expressed that good days are expected to come for BSNL.  The present CMD BSNL has 5 years of service ahead and he has very good plans for the growth of BSNL.   The perception of BSNL are being changed at various levels.  He also mentioned that the present board of directors are also experienced persons having good vision and their joint efforts will definitely bring the BSNL in a better position.  He has briefed about the various services available with ITPC which is developed with the inhouse talent of ITPC executives.  He also briefed about the programmes under development with the ITPC, various advantages of the technologies available with the ITPC/ BSNL.

He expressed  his sincere gratitude for inviting him for the conference and giving a patient hearing. He wished that he expect to get the Bonus payment before his retirement with the remaining services of 3 and half years of services.  He appreciated the co-ordination of the AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA which gives maturity and dynamism and will benefit to BSNL.

Com. S.L. Sonawane, CS SEWA expressed sincere gratitude for inviting him for the conference and giving an opportunity to address the gathering.  He wished all the delegates best wishes for the conference.   

Com Prahlad Rai, GS in his speech has already expressed the importance of Maharashtra both in terms of BSNL and Association.  He has also mentioned about the revival of BSNL and the actions to be taken and various issues of various cadres.   He has appreciated the efforts taken by the GS AIBSNLEA and the deep knowledge about issues out of his experience.  While taken action to improve the BSNL, the reason for the present condition of the BSNL needs to be reviewed.   We have already scarified many perks from BSNL for the better growth of BSNL.  Just by telling only to improve the BSNL to its employees will not serve any purpose.   The action needs to be supported by the BSNL management by extending support in way of materials.  The days are no ahead, when BSNL will not be in a position to pay the payment to its employees. He mentioned that efforts are never failed.  Now the day has come to demand the BSNL management to make us DoT employees and Govt. status.  Wished best wishes to the conference.

Com. P Venugopal, All India President in his speech expressed gratitude for inviting him and giving an opportunity to address the gathering.  He has remembers the Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and his contributions to the Maharashtra especially not allowing his opponents to enter into his Fort. The need of adoption of new technology is required to survive.  Many payments are due from Govt. to BSNL which is assured many times.  The figures are suppressed by the top level management of BSNL.    He mentioned that the young generation joined the organization with expecting a better future is denied their first promotion even after a service of 12-14 years of service.  Many restrictions are made by the BSNL  management / Govt.    Many things can be delegated to the Circle / District heads by the BSNL management.

Com. K A Mohire, Circle President  expressed vote of thanks.  He expressed his gratitude for the support extended by the CHQ of AIBSNLEA.  He once again expressed thanks to each and every member on the dias with name.

Com. K P Nair, AGS (GD), Com. C M Saste, OS (W), Com. Riyaj Patvekar, Circle President AIGETOA, and Com. Ashish Jain C.S. AIGETOA were also on the dias and attended the Open Session.

 

DELEGATE SESSION:  On 3.6.2015 The meeting commenced at 10.00 am

Com. Bhatia, F.S., submitted the receipt and payment accounts from 20.2.15 to 31.5.2015 and  the account was unanimously passed

C S Com. A G Joshi while handing over the Cheque of Rs.1,50,000/- towards quota  requested the CHQ to give the details of the quota received from various branches directly to the CHQ for the previous years, so that the remittance of remaining amounts due from various branches can be pursued with the concerned District Bodies.

The case of JAO 2010 batch issue was raised by the house and GS given detailed brief about the formation of the committee to recommend the case of JAO 2010 cases, views of the BSNL management on the same, actions taken by the AIBSNLEA CHQ to settle the case, the reason for the delay and assured that AIBSNLEA CHQ is committed to settle the grievances of all the cadres and disciplines. He categorically told that only AIBSNLEA is having the thorough knowledge of the issues of various cadres, and taking up the same with the BSNL management regularly and no other association having knowledge of the issues of  Accounts personnel's and all other disciplines.

He also mentioned about the burning issue of Degree and Diploma holders in the Civil / Electrical and both are right in their position. Hindi Officers pay upgradation issue, JTO RR issues, anti-dating issue and various other issues. 

He also mentioned that there are JTOs working for more than 20 years waiting for their first promotion due to court case.  GS mentioned that there are various long pending and burning issues to be settled hence notice for trade union actions have been served by AIBSNLEA along with AIGETOA. 

He mentioned that the sister association is unrest since the AIGETOA joined hands with AIBSNLEA and BSNL management cannot settle any case of any executive without consulting the AIBSNLEA representing multi cadres and protecting the interests of the executives of all disciplines.

He appealed the house to take initiative to make the AIBSNLEA no.1 in the membership verification by enrolling additional members without having any break within the existing members and keeping the unity.  Strategies are to be worked out to face the membership verification.  He expressed gratitude to the AIGETOA for their support and trust on AIBSNLEA and assured whole hearted support of AIBSNLEA at all levels.

He mentioned that Maharashtra Circle is the biggest circle in the AIBSNLEA.  However, the remittance of quota is not made accordingly.  He appealed all the members to remit the quota.  Elect the CWC members according to the members @ one CWC members for 300 primary members and abide by the constitution of the Association.

F.S. submitted audited receipt and payment accounts of the AIC at Nasik.   Com. S C Patil, auditor presented his detailed audit report with his observations.

The matter was discussed in detail.  Active participation was taken by members on the accounts of the AIC.

Com P Venugopal briefed about the discussions on the conduct of AIC with the then C.S. and the decisions taken on the AIC.

Com. Prahlad Rai, GS presented the entire process of finalizing the AIC at Nasik, promises of the C.S. for the AIC conduct, commitment of  free accommodation at Nasik by the CS, compulsion on the part of the CHQ to hold the AIC at Nasik in order to hold it in time as per the constitution of the AIBSNLEA,

After lot of discussions and deliberations on the subject, it was unanimously decided to pass the account subject to ratification by the next CEC by the newly elected circle body. Circle Representative Council authorized the newly elected Circle Secretary to invite Com. V.P. Kulkarni, the then C.S. in the forth coming CEC by paying his Travel Expenses and required clarification on the accounts may be obtained.  Subsequently the same should be passed and forwarded to CHQ for presenting the same in the CWC/AIC.

Com. Bhatia, F.S. submitted the receipt and payment accounts for the period 6.11.2013 to 14.2.2015.  After going through the accounts it was decided that the account should be present during the next CEC wherein Ex. Circle Secretary will be invited for getting clarification on the AIC accounts.  At the same time, necessary clarification may be sought from him for this account also and ratify it.

Com. P Venugopal, President expressed his unhappiness in not remitting the CHQ quota in time based on the membership.  He mentioned that he is proud of Maharashtra as he has rendered majority of his service in Maharashstra, but never expected such irresponsible behavior from the Circle body of the AIBSNLEA of Maharashtra Circle.  He mentioned that there are huge amount due towards the quota to  be remitted to CHQ.  Every member expects to settle their grievances by the Association / CHQ according to their convenience, but at the time forgets that they also have certain responsibility being the members of such a huge association.

He stated that it will be difficult for the CHQ to support and resolve the issues of the members, if the quota as per the membership is not remitted from time to time, which will adversely affect the functioning of the CHQ.  It was also informed that GS and President used to accept the invitation of the CECs/CCs of all the circles in support of the Circle.  However, in view of the constraints of the fund, now either one is attending such meetings. 

He also mentioned that in Maharashtra circle many places there is no branch of AIBSNLEA and requested the next circle body to form the branches wherever it does not exist and remit the subscription from time to time.  He pointed out that in the lack of branches through out the circle, it will become difficult to face the membership verification.

Com. K.P.Nair AGS (GD) in his addressed mentioned that newly electing body should give proper importance to Circle office for the smooth co-ordination with the Circle Administration.  

Com.  C M Saste, OS(W) in his address mentioned that about 10 SSAs have not participated in the Conference. Requested all to ensure timely remittance of quota as well as conference fee and donate generously for the success of the conference.  Asstt. Circle Secretaries and Org. Secretaries have to take action to form the District Bodies wherever it does not exist.  He also mentioned that we have to learn lessons from the feelings expressed by the GS and President towards the performance of the Circle.  Appreciated the GS and President for settling the grievances of the members.  He reminded that AAOs issue was one of the burning issue which could be settled by our CHQ.  Accordingly all the remaining issues will be settled by the CHQ and we need to trust our leaders and support unconditionally.

Com. A G Joshi C.S. expressed his gratitude for providing him an opportunity to serve for 102 days as a care taker Circle Secretary.  He mentioned that he has tried his level to conduct the Circle Conference by providing maximum comfort to all the participants.  He thanked the GS and CHQ President  for attending the conference from CHQ and guiding and support.  He also thanked Com. K.P. Nair AGS (GD) for his support in maintaining the circle website, Com. C M Saste, OS (W) for his valuable support and guidance, Com. K.A. Mohire for his support and assistance.  He also thanked Com. Bhatia, F.S. Circle and all other Circle body and CWC members and D.Ss, D.Ps and all the primary members for their support in discharging his duty as a Circle Secretary for the short period.

Com. K.A. Mohire, Circle President dissolved the body and the house has appointed Com. Malborgaokar, DGM, Nanded for conducting the election of the new circle body.

The house unanimously elected Com. K A Mohire as Circle President, Com. A G Joshi as Circle Secretary and Com. S M Kokate as Circle F.S.

The house welcomed the newly elected body. 

Glimpses of Circle Conference of MH Circle on 2nd June 2015

03.06.2015: BSNL Corporate office, New Delhi issued letter regarding

(i) Requirement of APARs / Shown Certificate of all SDE (T) for considering them for promotion to next grade - <<<Click Here for letter>>>>

(ii) Requirement of APAs / Shown Certificate of all working AGM/DE (T) (Regular) for considering them for promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis, as per their eligibility - <<<Click Here for letter>>>>

03.06.2015: CMD, BSNL DO letter to all CGMTs Circle/District regarding Free All India Roaming to all BSNL Mobile customers from 15th June 2015   <<<Click here for DO Letter>>>>

02.06.2015:GS writes to

i.The GM (Pers.),BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding 1.Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of AGM 2. Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of SDE 3. Representation from Shri V.K. Paramasivam, Sr.AO, HR No. 198216041 regarding of Correction in Presidential Order 4. Representations on the Ante-Dating the date of effect of Adhoc/Regular in the cadre of DE in Telecom Operation Stream and re-fixation of pay at various stages and revision of pension benefits thereof.<<<Click here for letter>>>

ii. The  ED (NB). BSNL CO regarding 1. Unjust transfer orders of SDEs (TF) 2. Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of SDE(TF)<<<Click here for letter>>>

iii.The GM (FP),  BSNL CO , regarding 1. Representations received from members of JAOs 2010 Batch. BSNL, Madurai SSA Tamil Nadu Telecom Circle. 2. Representations received from Shri S. Soundararajan for Absorption of JAO qualified but not selected candidates 3. Representations received from Shri Tilak Kumar Mukhopadhyay, AO TR/ARP SSA, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, North East ?II Circle staff No. 89077 regarding his transfer. 4. Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of Account Personnel<<<Click here for letter>>>

iv.The ED (Finance), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of DGM(F)<<<Click here for letter>>>