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AIBSNLEA re-schedules the dates of its 2nd Central Working Committee Meet

AIBSNLEA re-schedules the notified dates of its 2nd Central Working Committee Meeting after 4th All India Conference held at Nashik  in November 2013 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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29.05.2015:BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) BSNL, MTS in talks to offer 4G services   <<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

(ii) Centre keen on reviving BSNL, MTNL   <<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

(iii) Modi Government is mulling to revive BSNL, MTNL    <<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

29.05.2015:BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding

(i) Congratulations! Regularisation of STS Ad-hoc of Telecom Finance / Promotion to the grade of STS (CAO) on regular basis - Left Out Cases <<<<Click Here for order>>>>>

(ii) Congratulations! Promotion and posting of Executives of STS level in Telecom Finance to JAG level of Telecom Finance on purely temporary and ad-hoc basis <<<<Click here for order>>>>

(iii) Transfer and posting of AGMs/DEs in Telecom Operation Stream - <<<<Click here for order>>>>

29.05.2015:BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding retirement on superannuation on 31.05.2015 in respect of (i) SDEs (Telecom)/PS (ii) AFS Executives (iii) Executives of AGM/DE equivalent grade  (iv) DGM equivalent grade  

AIBSNLEA wishes Happy Retired life to all who retired today on their superannuation.

29.05.2015:  GS writes to

(i) The GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for cancellation of transfer orders in the cadre of Accounts Officers-<<<Click here for letter>>>

28.05.2015:  Meeting of the Committee headed by ED (NB):

GS attended the committee meeting headed by Shri M.A. Khan, ED (NB). Official side members GM (Estt), GM (EF) and DGM (Pers) attended the meeting along with GS, AIGETOA and GS, SNEA (I). The issue of implementation of E-2 and E-3 standard pay scales was discussed at length wherein the financial implications and its cascading effects were shown by the official side members. We, the staff side members strongly impressed upon implementation of E-2 and E-3 standard pay scales for JTO and SDE equivalent executives immediately which is already been delayed for more than six years. Chairman, committee directed official side members to bring the details in writing and submit to committee for further discussion on 07.07.2015.

28.05.2015:  Meeting with CMD BSNL:

GS, AIBSNLEA and GS, AIGETOA met CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding the Bihar issue wherein executives are agitated against the indifferent attitude of DGM (ETR) Shri S.K. Gupta towards the executives. CMD further assured that on returning of Director (HR) the matter will be investigated and necessary action will be take.

 27.05.2015: 

GS, FS, AGS (Finance) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding

(a)   Affairs of Bihar Circle wherein Executive are agitated against CGM (ETR) indifferent attitude: We requested CMD for his kind intervention in Bihar Circe affairs wherein recently all Executives' Associations launched agitation and during the period Telecom service were badly  affected. On the intervention of CMD/Director (HR) we requested our Circle Secretaries to withdraw the agitation and immediately restore   the services. On our advice, immediately agitation was called off. But the demand of transferring one DGM ETR Shri S. Gupta still remains pending who is being sheltered by CGM ETR, Shri S.K. Gupta, DGM ETR is widely known for his misbehaving and harassing attitude to his subordinates.  But despite the assurance no action in this regard has been taken which has caused resentment and further agitation may start in Bihar Circle. CMD assured that as soon as the Director (HR) returns from abroad on Monday, matter will be investigated and n/a will be taken.    

(b)   Failure of 2.5 GE ETR Guwahati- Kolkata data link from NIB Guwahati: we apprised CMD BSNL regarding 2.5 GE ETR Data Link from NIB Guwahati to Kolkata  fails every day since last two months. It is totally down from 18.05.2015 till the time of writing this report on 25.05.2015. Along with this 2.5 GE ETR Data Links from NIB nodes of Shillong, Silchar, Dimapur, Jorhat and Tezpur are down.  Broadband Services of Guwhati and these stations are passing through PGCIL links which are insufficient to bear the Traffic. All the PGCIL Links are highly chocked with more than 100% load. Broadband Service of the entire North Eastern Region is severely affected leading to uncontrollable Customer complaints. The matter has been raised to the ETR Management at several levels with no positive results. In fact, ETR HQs at Kolkata is neglecting this grave issue of North Eastern Region. Our office bearers have met CGMT Assam Telecom Circle on 25.05.2015 and requested for kind action.

Guwahati – Patna ETR Link also is in the same shape, it rarely works and Down since 21.05.2015.  Entire issue can be well verified from NOC Bangalore. Immediate steps are needed to bring the Guwahati-Kolkata ETR Data Link along with others into satisfactory operational level. CGMT Assam Circle has proposed to BSNL CO to provide 10 GE Data from PGCIL to overcome this alarming situation. Mass exodus of Broadband customers cannot be avoided if such situation continues for more time.  CMD appreciated our concern and mentioned that routes are being diverted through Chennai and Mumbai and shortly problem will be resolved.

(c) Ongoing agitation of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA: CMD expressed his concern toward the ongoing agitation of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA and told that after returning of Director (HR) from aboard in the next week meeting will be conducted with AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA . On the issue of MT recruitment, we categorically told to withdraw the notification and scraping of MTRR, since we have sufficient talented executives in BSNL. CMD mentioned that matter will be discussed in the meeting but some Executive Association and non-Executive unions are supporting MT Recruitment. We clarified that the Executive Association have opposed MT recruitment in writing and non-Executive unions (who are not directly affected) have neither supported nor opposed. It is directly affecting the carrier progression of young talented executives in BSNL which has agitated the executive in BSNL. Hence, management should immediately withdraw the MTRR notification.

27.05.2015:  Appointment of BSNL Board of Directors:-  

It is understood that the case of appointment of Smt. Sujatha Ray, ED (Finance), BSNL as the Director (HR), BSNL has been sent by DoT to Hon'ble PM office for ACC approval which may be cleared in the next month itself.

DoT has already issued orders for appointment of Shri. N.K. Mehta, ED(IT), BSNL as the Director (Enterprises) who will join on 1st August 2015 on retirement on superannuation  of Shri A.N. Rai, present Director (EB) on 31st July 2015.

The vigilance clearance from CVC is yet to be issued for Smt. Yojana Das, GM (Finance) BSNL CO who has been selected for the post of Director (Finance) BSNL Board.

27.05.2015: GS, FS, AGS (Finance) met ED (Finance) and discussed regarding

(a)CPC from AO to CAO: - We requested to issue early promotion order from AO to CAO Regular. ED (Finance) mentioned that CPC work is in advance stage and shortly promotion orders will be issued.   

(b)Allowing option to JAOs 2010 batch appointed after 7.5.2010:- ED (Finance) mentioned that she will discuss the matter with GM (FP) & GM (EF) to submit Committee report early with the majority opinion. She assured an early action in this regard.

(c) Finance clearance to notional pay fixation to JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch/TF) and PA/PS cadre w.e.f. 1.10.2000:- We requested for her kind intervention in this regard since the case is pending in EF cell for finance clearance to Pers. Cell on the proposal which was moved by PGM (BW/EW/Arch/ TF) wings on this issue. ED (Finance) assured to look into the matter.

(d) CPCs from JAO to AO and CAO to DGM (Finance):- We requested to initiate CPCs from JAO to AO and CAO to DGM (Finance) against vacant Posts. ED (Finance) mentioned that let her find out the frequency of CPC in a Cadre and assured for early filling –up of the vacant DGM (Finance) Posts etc.

27.05.2015: 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 promotion. GM (FP) mentioned that CPC work is in advance stage and efforts are being made to issue promotion order shortly. 

(b) Allowing option to JAOs appointed after 07.05.2010:- GM (FP) mentioned that the Committee meeting on this

issue was conducted yesterday on 25.05.2015 but GM (Estt.) wanted one week time to find out the reason from

Estt. Section for issuing order in 2011 to allow option within one month period w.e.f. 7.5.2010 only but not from the

date of appointment or DNI in Executive Cadre. He further informed that next Committee meeting may take place

in the next week on Wednesday or Thursday to discuss the matter further.

(c) Consideration of some request transfer cases of AOs/CAOs: - We requested for consideration of some

pending request transfer cases of AOs/CAOs. GM (FP) assured to re-examine some cases in the next week only

since he will be on leave up to 31.5.2015.

27.05.2015:  GS writes to

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

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

(iii) The ED (NB),BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of SDE (TF)-<<<Click here for letter>>>

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

(v) The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding 1. Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE 2.  Representation 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. 3. Representation regarding seniority list submitted to expert committee of Hon'ble Justices 4. Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of SDE-<<<Click here for letter>>>

27.05.2015:  GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, Chairman-Cum- Managing Director, BSNL regarding Undue delay in Finalization of new JTO –RR- 2014/15 and Regularization of Officiating JTOs- Reluctance of the BSNL Board to endorse formal approval.  <<<Click here for letter>>>>

27.05.2015:   Appointment of Director (Enterprises) in BSNL: 

Sri N. K. Mehta, ED (IT&CA), BSNL is appointed as Director (Enterprises), BSNL on immediate absorption basis for a period of five years from the date of his assumption of charge of the post on or after 01.08.2015, or till the date of his superannuation, or until further orders whichever is earliest. We congratulate Shri N.K. Mehta on this conferment.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

27.05.2015:   Meeting of the Committee on introduction of PSU Cadre Hierarchy:

BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued letter regarding holding of the Meeting of the Committee reconstituted on introduction of PSU Cadre Hierarchy at 15.00 Hrs on 28th May, 2015 at the Conference Hall of 8th Floor, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan.   <<<Click here for letter>>>

27.05.2015:   FACTS REVEALED ON 60:40 PENSION SHARING THROUGH RTI APPLICATIONS.

Viewers are aware about the RTI application made by our veteran leader com Amit kumar Gupta on 60:40 pension sharing issue which revealed the cabinet approval of this 60:40 pension sharing with BSNL (Uploaded in this site on 10-02-15). Further Com Gupta made a 2nd RTI asking several questions and copies of the note sheets of the relevant file. DOT has replied most of the questions and also supplied 10 pages of note sheets of the relevant file. All the documents are being uploaded now for information of everyone. It is now revealed from the note sheets, that while processing the cabinet memo dated 29-12-2010, mention of the DOT letter dated 5-1-2009 was there including the brief content that if BSNL is unable to pay then Govt. will still pay the pension, in the draft cabinet note (page 60/N) which was subsequently removed from the final draft cabinet note (page 79/N). The reason of the removal is still unknown as DOT has not furnished the in between note sheets from 63/N to 76/N although they are also relevant to the RTI question no 7.

 

As understood presently DOT is granting only a relaxation on 60:40 pension sharing with BSNL, in the present cabinet note under process for 78.2% IDA fixation for pensioners, and not removing the clause permanently. However we have to be careful and wait for the final order on 78.2%. Further DOT has admitted that they have not consulted BSNL while processing the cabinet Memo dated 29-12-2010. Pl Read the documents. (1)((compiled questions and replies))<<<Click here for letter>>>> (2)(( note sheets))<<<Click here for letter>>>>  (3)(( RTI application and replies 1))<<<Click here for letter>>>>  (4)(( Replies 2 ))<<<Click here for letter>>>>

26.05.2015:  GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, Chairman-Cum- Managing Director, BSNL regarding 1) Extending the benefit of full free calls as per order in the concessional telephones provided to Retired Employees 2) Extension of Night Calling Facility to Service Telephones and also to concessional telephones of pensioners.  <<<Click here for letter>>>>   <<<Click here for Encls.1>>>    <<<Click here for Encls.2>>>

25.05.2015:  Lunch Hour demonstration on 25th May, 2015 successfully implemented: We congratulate and extend our sincere thanks to all the members of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA throughout the country for their active participation in the demonstration. As a part of the Organizational Action Program, we hold demonstration on 25th May,2015 and observed protest week from 18th to 25th May, 2015 successfully by wearing black / Demand badge & Mass Signature campaign.

Com. GS attended and addressed the demonstration at Jaipur. The response throughout the country is overwhelming in making the agitational programme a great success. All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/Branch Secretary are requested to immediately send mass signature to CMD, BSNL and other Directors of the BSNL Board with a copy to CHQ AIBSNLEA and CHQ AIGETOA. Also ensure 100% members participation in two days dharna programme on 9th and 10th June, 2015 to make it a grand success.

Further harder trade union action programme will be decided immediately on 10th June, 2015, in case management don't resolve the demands in due time. <<<Click here for glimpses of BSNL Corporate Office>>>

25.05.2015:  Fifth Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA of Chennai TD Circle held on 22nd and 23rd May, 2015:  The 5th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA Chennai TD was conducted on 22nd and 23rd of May 2015. Com. GS, President (CHQ), Advisor Com. V.K. Paramashivam attended and addressed the delegate session on 22nd May, 2015 wherein Com. GS apprised the efforts of AIBSNLEA in settling the many HR issues during the last 8-9 years and discussed the status of pending HR issues and efforts for their settlement i.e. CPCs to fill up vacant Group-'A', 'B' posts, withdrawal of MTRR and implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, Finalization of E-2 & E-3 pay scales to JTO/SDE equivalent executives, First Time Bound promotion in four years in all the cases, regularization of offg. JTOs, creation of PPS posts in field units, restructuring of AD (OL) cadre, antedating of pay, 78.2 % IDA fitment benefit to BSNL pensioners etc. He also replied the queries of the delegates in the interactive session.

In the evening, a colorful and glittering OPEN SESSION was organized which was attended by Ms. S.M. Kalavathy, CGMT Chennai TD Circle,  Sh. R. Ramesh, Sr. GM (North Area) and Addl. GM. V.S. Ilathri.

GS, President (CHQ), Advisor (South) and the Circle Secretaries of other sister unions/ Associations also attended and addressed the OPEN SESSION.  Com. GS and President in their address discussed regarding Viability of BSNL mainly the demands of recent two days strike of Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations.

Com.P.Venugopal, CHQ President in his special address recalled the efforts initiated by AIBSNLEA for continued viability of BSNL by way of our considered inputs to the management on various occasions. He also explained the need for effective participation of members towards achieving the organizational goals. CHQ president congratulated the entire AIBSNLEA-Chennai TD under the leadership of Com. P.Udayasuriyan for the excellent arrangements.

Com. GS congratulated for making two days strike 100% success which diverted the attention of the Govt. the post strike impact was observed in the Forum Meeting with Secy(T), DoT on 1st May, 2015. He also briefed the status of HR issues and appealed to make a grand success of ongoing agitational programme of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA i.e. demonstration of 25th MAY, 2015 and two days Dharna on 9th and 10th June, 2015 in support of the demands i.e.

1. Immediate withdrawal of the MT recruitment notification dated 1st May 2015, scrapping the MT RR altogether and implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL. No lateral entry of fresher's at any level above JTO/JAO/Equivalent..

2. Resolution of various other pending HR issues like finalization of standard pay scales (E2 for JTO/Equivalent and E3 for SDE /Equivalent), Holding of CPCs to fill up vacant JAG/STS/Group B etc.

Shri R.Ramesh, Sr.GM(North) in his address appreciated the concern of our CS in tackling competition but at the same time mentioned that  only by active involvement of one and all we can overcome the hurdle from our competitor.

Ms. S.M.Kalavathy, CGM in her remarks detailed the present situation prevailing in BSNL with specific reference to Chennai Telephones and informed that only a dedicated involvement by Executives and the Non Executives can restore confidence in the minds of our customers about BSNL' reliability with respect to service. She also requested the Union Leaders and Association Leaders present to bring in to her attention any useful input that will render growth of BSNL. She has made a fervent appeal to those present for dedicated functioning and conveyed the need to work as a Team. Our CGM in her first meeting after assuming charge as Head of Circle has virtually enthralled the audience by her spectacular analysis of our functioning. 

Com. V. Chandrashekharan, Com. P. Udaisuryan and Com. S. Shridharan are elected as President, Circle Secretary and Financial Secretary respectively.

25.05.2015:  AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA have served notice for organizational action programs against the arbitrary notification of Management Trainee Recruitment and non-settlement of long pending HR issues.

In this continuation, all the members of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA are requested for successful implementation of the demonstration on 25th May, 2015 (i.e. today) at all SSAs /Circle/BSNL CO during launch/closing hours.

All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested for successful implementation of the demonstration on 25th May, 2015 (i.e. today) at all SSAs /Circle/BSNL CO during launch/closing hours. Further, keep ready for harder trade union action programs in case management do not take immediate steps for the settlement of our demands.

22.05.2015: CEC Meeting of Tamilnadu Circle held Tiruchirappalli on 21.05.2015:

Com. P.Venugopal, CHQ President, Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, Com. V.K. Paramasivan, Advisor (CHQ) participated in the first Circle Executive Committee meeting of AIBSNLEA Tamilnadu Circle at Tiruchirappalli on 21.5.2015.  Com. N.Bangaru Krishnasamy, Circle President has presided over the meeting.  Com. M.K.Ganesan, ACS welcomed the gathering.  Comrade S.Sivakumar, Circle Secretary presented the report.  Com. P.Venkatesan, Finance Secretary submitted the un-audited receipt and payment account for the period.  Com. V.K. Paramasivan, Advisor (CHQ) explained about the victimization of the officers of Tamilnadu Circle by the Vigilance Wing. He requested the CEC and the circle association to conduct trade union action/protest against the atrocities of the vigilance wing. Comrade P.Venugopal, CHQ President congratulated one and all for the mass participation in the recent strike and narrated about the current financial status of our BSNL.  Comrade Prahlad Rai, General Secretary in his special address explained about the discussion had with DOT after the recent strike and about the current status of following HR issues:

1.     DE to DGM regular promotion

2.     Expert committee

3.     AO to CAO regular promotion

4.     JTO to SDE(T) promotion

5.     JTO RR 2015

6.     BSNL RR 2009 amendment (Civil/Electrical)

7.     JAO 2013 batch-option case

8.     Officiating JTO pay fixation under FR 22 (1)(a)(1)

9.     Notional pay fixation of Civil/Electrical wing executives

10.  Facts of the reconstituted committee to discuss the E2, E3 pay scales.

11.  CPSU hierarchy

12.  Time bound promotion after 4 years

The General Secretary strongly opposed the notification of MT recruitment and requested all the District Secretaries to conduct organizational action programme announced jointly by the AIBSNLEA & AIGTOA successfully.

On this occasion, a felicitation function was also arranged to Com. N. Veerapandian, former Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, TN Circle to recall the yeoman services done by him in Tamilnadu Circle. Comrade Mohan, District Secretary, Trichy welcomed the gathering.  The entire sister associations/unions have participated in the felicitation.  Comrade P.Venugopal, President, CHQ, Comrade V.K. Paramasivan, Advisor (CHQ), Com. Bangaru Krishnasamy, Circle President, AIBSNLEA, TN Circle, Comrade S.Sivakumar, Circle Secretary felicitated  Comrade N. Veerapandian, former Circle Secretary.  Comrade Prahladrai, General Secretary also felicitated Comrade N. Veerapandian and congratulated the effective role played  by him for creating a strong base for strengthening AIBSNLEA in TN Circle and also re-called the contribution of Comrade Veerapandian as well as Comrade Sivakumar, Circle Secretary for the merger of AIBSNLOA of Chennai Telephones  Circle with AIBSNLEA.  Large number of executives and non-executives have participated through-out the felicitation function.  The function came to an end with the vote of thanks by Comrade M.K. Ganesan, ACS, Trichy. <<<<Click here for glimpses>>>

The facts on Re-Constitution of Committee to discuss E2 and E3 standard IDA Pay Scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives, implementation CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL and first time bound financial up gradation (Time bound promotion) after 4 years in all the cases.

It is a known fact that a committee headed by Shri N. K. Narang, PGM(SR) was constituted in February-2012 with the members of GM(SR), GM(Pers.), GM(Estt.), GM(Rest), GM(FP), GM(EF), Sr. GM(NWP-CFA) and DGM(Pers.) and General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA, SNEA(I) & AIGETOA after the agitation program of United Forum of Executives Associations but the discussions were derailed due to the uncalled for approach of some office bearers of an association. Further, the Committee was re-constituted under the chairman ship of Shri. M.C. Choubey, PGM (NWP-CFA) [At present ED (CN)] but since then some of the committee members i.e. GM (Pers.), GM (Estt), GM (SR) and GM (Restg.) have been transferred and ED (CN) himself is extremely busy in his office work hence, the committee is further re-constituted. AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA has been assured by CMD BSNL on 6th May, 2015 itself but we did not publish it just because it was an administrative arrangement.  That day itself CMD directed Director (HR), BSNL to hold meeting with AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA on pending HR issues.  Accordingly, meetings are being arranged with AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA for which the minutes are not being issued in view of the ensuing referendum of majority association.  But some executive association unilaterally without having discussion with the constituent associations of United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations launched series of agitation Programs in the last two years on the common issues which both the associations AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA are pursuing with the management continuously. Earlier, AIGETOA conducted agitation program during 2014 & the so called Association did not come forward to support the agitation despite repeated requests from AIGETOA and unqualified support extended by AIBSNLEA. The fact remains that the agitation approach of an Association in continuous manner has derailed the negotiated settlement on common issues during the last two years and perhaps that was the mission of that association.  Now also the same Association is claiming that they only can get settled the HR issues individually then why they are allowing BSNL Management to make AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA the members of the committee? AIBSNLEA never created hurdles to the actions of any other executive associations and its moto is settlement of the issue, may it be by any Association or by the management itself, which is more important rather than doing politics with the issues, hence AIBSNLEA is never over jealous to the success of any association nor interested in going deep about the activities of other Associations, provided the claimed success is not mere an eyewash.

21.05.2015: Contempt Case at Hon'ble High Court, Delhi on ITS deputation:

The case was listed for hearing today. In the contempt matter, DoT submitted an undertaking to the Hon'ble Court to correct its earlier order and implementing the judgment in a phased manner by relieving the ITS officers in bunches of 100 on year to year basis. Full details of the submission will be uploaded after receiving it from our lawyer. Hon'ble High Court posted the matter to 31.07.2015, after the vacations giving another opportunity to the Government to comply with the original order.

21.05.2015: Congratulations!

Shri R. K. Mittal, an ITS officer of 1981 Batch, working as GM (MTNL Corporate Office), New Delhi has been selected as Director (Consumer Mobility), BSNL Board. We congratulate him on his selection as Director (Consumer Mobility), BSNL Board.

20.05.2015:78.2% Pay fixation case of BSNL Pensioners: GS contacted the concern officers in DoT & inquired about the status. It is understood that Cabinet Note has been re-drafted as per the Member (Fin.), DoT advise and re-submitted to her for finance clearance.

It is under stood that DoT is diluting 60:40 issue in the manner wherein if 40%  payments are not being paid by BSNL in that case Govt. will bear the responsibility of pension contribution.

It seems that after clearance of DoT Finance, Cabinet Note with the approval of Secretary (T), DoT &  Hon'ble MOC&IT for payment of 78.2% pay fixation benefit to BSNL Pensioners will be send to nodal ministries for comments and thereafter to the Cabinet for approval.

It is the outcome of the joint efforts of AIBSNLEA / AIRBSNLEWA & Forum of BSNL Associations/ Unions to get amended 60:40 provision in pension payment.

20.05.2015: GS, AGS(F) met GM(Estt.), BSNL & discussed regarding

(a) Allowing option to JAO-2010 batch joined after 7th May 2010: We explained in detail the issue of  allowing option to JAO-2010 batch joined after 7th May 2010 and requested to convene Committee meeting at the earliest to settle the issue. GM(Estt.) after detailed discussion assured to discuss the matter with GM(FP) & GM(EF), the members of the committee, to convene  the meeting at the earliest. We also provided all the supporting documents to GM(Estt.).

(b) Finalization of new JTO RR-2015: We requested to get the approval of BSNL Board on JTO RR-2015 as already approved by BSNL Board long before. GM(Estt.) assured to put up the new JTO RR in next BSNL Board meeting which is scheduled to be held in the month of June'2015.

(c) 3% Pay fixation on promotion and further 3% pay fixation on DNI: We requested to provide the benefit of 3% Pay fixation on time bound promotion and further 3% pay fixation on DNI. We expressed our concern against delay in the issue on the pretext to taking clarifications from DoT/DPE for last 2-3 years. GM(Estt.) assured to look into the matter.

(d) Antedating of pay of seniors w.r.t. their juniors:  We requested to restore the antedating pay fixation order & to withdraw the later on order so that seniors don't draw less pay than their juniors. GM(Estt.) assured to look into the matter.

(e) Five advance increments benefit to JAO-2013 batch, JTO SRD & PA cadres: We requested to get the approval of BSNL Board to allow five advance increments benefit to JAO-2013 batch, JTO SRD & PA cadres. GM(Estt.) assured to take up the matter in the next BSNL Board Meeting for approval as it is already approved by BSNL MC.

20.05.2015: GS, FS, AGS(F)  met ED (Finance) and discussed regarding issue of promotion order from AO to CAO(R). ED(F) assured to discuss the matter with Director(HR) at the earliest to resolve the stalemate created due to Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh judgment. She assured an early action.

(b) Allowing option to JAO-2010 batch joined after 7th May 2010: ED(F) and GM(FP) assured for early conduction of Committee meeting to resolve the pay option case of JAO 2010 batch. She assured to fix up an early Committee Meeting to resolve the issue.

18.05.2015:GS writes to

(i) The GM (Pers.), BSNL CO regarding request for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of AGM/DE- <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) The GM (FP), BSNL CO regarding regularization of STS (Adhoc) of Telecom Finance/Promotion to the Grade of CAO on regular basis-  <<<Click here for letter>>>

19.05.2015: CEC Meeting of BSNL CO Circle: GS, FS, AGS (HQ), AGS (Finance) attended and addressed the CEC meeting of BSNL Corporate Office Circle in order to make the ongoing agitation program of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA a grand success. All the CEC members of BSNL Corporate Office Circle attended the meeting and assured grand success of the agitation program. Com GS explained in detail the compulsions for launching the agitation program to protest against the indifferent and negligent attitude of the BSNL Management in solving the long pending grievances of the BSNL Executives of various disciplines. He strongly opposed the MT Recruitment in BSNL at E-3 IDA scale blocking the internal talent's career progression. He called upon to make the agitation program a grand success by participation of 100% members of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA.

19.05.2015: Meeting with GM (Pers): GM (Pers) in the presence of DGM (Pers), AGM (Legal), AGM (CPC) and other concerned officers of Pers Cell convened a meeting with the representatives of Executive Associations. Com GS and AGS (HQ) attended the meeting. GM (Pers) expressed his concern against non-filling up of the vacant DGM Posts due to various litigations. He mentioned that Management is keen to fill up DGM vacant Posts immediately in view of the recent Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment on TES Gr "B" seniority case. He sought the opinion of all the Executive Associations in the light of Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment to fill up vacant DGM posts immediately. We categorically told that Hon'ble Supreme Court has made final the seniority lists from I to XVII issued in the year 1992 by the DoT hence, on this basis only the promotions are to be made in BSNL. Other Executive Associations also opined the same. GM (Pers) after detailed discussions mentioned that Management will take some decision in this regard shortly.

 

After the meeting, we requested GM (Pers) to give Pers Cell comments on the proposal of SEA Cell with regards to AO to CAO CPC with reference to the judgment of Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh on the basis of the judgment of Hon'ble Supreme Court in the matter of Shri Nagraj.  GM (Pers) assured an early action in this regard. 

19.05.2015: AIBSNLEA notifies its 2nd Central Working Committee meeting after the 4th All India Conference held at Nashik  in November 2013 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 20th August 2015 and 21st August 2015 to transact the following agenda:

1. Discussion and decision on organizational matters.

2. Discussion and decision on the issues of importance on service / welfare matters especially issues related to CPCs to fill up the  vacant CGM/GM/DGM (Eng)/DGM (Fin), DE/CAO, SDE(T)/AO equivalent posts, Modification in MSRRs & Executive transfer policy, Implementation of standard pay IDA scales E2, E3 instead of intermediate E1A and E2A IDA pay scales for BSNL Executives, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and abandon of MTRR/DGMRR, Anti-dating of DNI, Pay anomaly wherein seniors are drawing less pay than Juniors, Pay anomaly case of Departmental JAOs promoted after 07.05.2010, New JTO RRs-2015 & Regularization of Officiating JTOs, Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre, Creation of PPS posts, BSNL MRS and implementation of DPE OM dated 02.04.2009 regarding 78.2% IDA fitment benefit for BSNL pensioners etc.

3. Discussion and decision on the Membership verification of Executives Associations.

4. Discussion and decision on burning items related to viability of BSNL i.e. redeployment of ITS officers, VRS, Refund of BWA Spectrum, Reimbursement of License fee & USO charges, Payment of ADC, Creation of BSNL's Tower Subsidiary, merger of BSNL & MTNL, Payment of Pension contribution on actual basic, Procurement of stores / material, Rental / Tariffs, Strategies on Sales & marketing etc.

5. Discussion and decision on the venue of 5th AIC.

6. Any other items with the permission of chair.

 

All CHQ Office Bearers, Advisors, Circle Secretaries, Circle Presidents and Central Working Committee members of AIBSNLEA are requested to attend the meeting. Detailed Programme / agenda shall be circulated at the venue well before start of the meeting. The CHQ Office Bearers & Advisors meeting will be arranged at the same venue on 19th August 2015 at 18.00 Hrs. 

 

Note:

i. The venue is very near to Sealdah Railway Station (Just a walking distance) and 5 Kms from Howrah Railway Station.

ii. The boarding to the delegates will be provided from 19th August 2015 (After Noon) to 22nd August 2015 (Morning) in non-AC multi sharing rooms within the same building. 

iii. The kitchen will start functioning from 19th August 2015 (Evening) to 22nd August 2015 (Morning).

iv. Families cannot be entertained as there is no family room.

v. All the members shall be escorted from the Railway Station / Airport to the venue on their arrival.

vi. CWC members are requested to inform their Names / Post in Association / Sex / Veg -  Non.Veg / Arriving

Date - Time / Departure Date - Time / Train No. / Flight No. etc to:

1. Shri Prasun Kumar Mukhopadhyay,    CS, CTD                      09432000184     prasunm47@rediffmail.com

2. Shri Subhasis Mitra,                               ACS (HQ), CTD          09432001010     subhasismitra@ymail.com

<<<Click here for signed copy of the Notice>>>

19.05.2015: AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA have served notice for organizational action programs against the arbitrary notification of Management Trainee Recruitment and non-settlement of long pending HR issues. All the members of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA are requested to restrain themselves from the misgiving's by some people rather they should concentrate for the successful implementation of the agitation programs by bearing black badges, demand badges, signature campaign, conducting joint meetings of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA, demonstration on 25th May, 2015 at all SSAs /Circle/BSNL CO during launch/closing hours and two days mass dharna on 9th and 10th June, 2015. Further, keep ready for harder trade union action programs in case management do not take immediate steps for the settlement of our demands. <<<Click here for Poster in jpg format>>> <<<Click here for Poster in pdf format>>> <<<Click here for complete list of Demands>>>

18.05.2015: GS, CS (Orissa Circle) met DGM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:         

(a) CPC from JTO (T) to SDE (T):- We requested to speed up the CPC work from JTO (T) to SDE (T) of seniority quota, since the Court Case pending in the Hon'ble High Court Kerala may be heard after 20th May 2015 (Summer Vacation).  DGM (Pers.) mentioned that screening of ACRs / VCRs work is in advance stage, as soon as the stay order on promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) is vacated promotion orders may be issued.

(b) CPC from SDE (T) to DE (T) on Left-Out Cases: - We requested to issue left out promotion order of DEs against August' 2014 CPC of the forgone DEs vacancies numbering about 85 in OC Category and about 15 in SC / ST Category wherein the CPC of the eligible SDEs has been completed and on receipt of VCRs the promotion orders can be issued.  DGM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(c) CPC from SDE (T) to DE (T) regular basis: - We requested to initiate CPC to fill up vacant about 1100 DEs posts against the vacancies of DEs 2013-2014 (Left out) 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.  DGM (Pers.) assured an early action in this regard.

(d) Consideration of request of Modification / Cancellation /Retention transfer cases of SDEs / DEs:- DGM(Pers.) mentioned that at present the consolidate list of all pending SDEs / DEs   requests / tenure /genuine medical grounds transfer  cases  are being prepared  and shortly transfer orders will be issued after examining the individuals representations recommended by the Circles / Associations.

(e) Settlement of long pending HR Issues i.e. creation of PPS Posts in field Units , restructuring of AD(OL) Cadre, LDCE from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF), Notional pay fixation of JTO/SDE (Civil/Electrical/Architect/TF ) Engineering wings and PA/PS Cadre ,etc.:- DGM (Pers.) mentioned that regarding creation of PPS posts in field units as per the direction of Committee some information were called  from Circle but still 8/9 Circles are yet to send the information for which the reminder has been issued.  As soon as the information are received immediately committee meeting will be conducted to resolve the issue.  On the issues of AD (OL) Cadre and LDCE from JTO (TF) to SDE (TF), DGM (Pers.) assured to concentrate in the first week of June' 2015.   Regarding Notional Pay fixation of JTO /SDE (Civil/Electrical/Architect/TF) Engineering Wings and PA/PS Cadre, DGM (Pers.) informed that still the case is pending in BSNL EF Cell for Financial Clearance.

18.05.2015: GS discussed with GM (Pers.) regarding Settlement of TES (Group-B) Seniority issue on the basis of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgment to break the Settlement in the promotions from DE to DGM: GM (Pers.) mentioned that tomorrow in the presence of all concern, a meeting will be convened to discuss the matter for settlement.  We also requested for consideration of all pending requests/tenure transfer cases of SDEs/DEs. GM (Pers.) mentioned that all pending representations are being examined and shortly transfer orders will be issued.

18.05.2015:GS, FS met Sr. GM (SR) and discussed regarding membership verification of executive association in BSNL , as per the present notification, the  membership verification should  be conducted in the last week of May 2015 but no preparation has taken place in view of the stay order from Hon'ble High Court , Karnataka .  Sr. GM (SR) appreciated our concern and assured that shortly revised letter for next date will be issued.  He also informed that for further action regarding restoration of trade union activities to executive associations, a letter to Karnataka Telecom  Circle has been sent to seek the legal opinion of BSNL's Advocate.

18.05.2015:GS writes to

(i) The GM (Pers.), BSNL CO regarding (1) Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of SDE, (2) Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of AGM/DE-<<<Click here for letter>>>

(II) The PGM (BW), BSNL CO regarding requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of Civil Personnal- <<<Click here for letter>>>

(III) The GM (FP) BSNL CO regarding requested Representations received from Smt. Baisakhi Chakravaty, AO, WB Telecom Circle regarding cancellation of her transfer orders. <<<Click here for letter>>>

18.05.2015:BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued letter regarding Transfer/Posting/Retention/Re-allotment orders of executives of Telecom Accounts & Financer in the grade of AO/Sr AO - reg  <<<Click here for letter>>>

18.05.2015:  Organizational Action Program launched by United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA

 

AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA have given organizational action call to protest against the arbitrary notification of MT Recruitment at STS level in BSNL to block the career progression of BSNL executives. BSNL Management is moving on the footsteps of DoT era where the recruitment of ADETs/ACAOs was taking place at JTS level because of this the executives directly entered at JTO level could not aspire ever two regular promotions in their entire service career. The recruitment of ADETs/ACAOs continued on year to year basis in DoT but the DPCs from TES Gr ?B?/AO to ADRE/ACAO (JTS level) were not being held for more than 5 to 6 years hence the 50% STS vacancies of promote source officers were being filled up by direct recruit ADETs/ACAOs by relaxing their service eligibility conditions. Hence, one directly recruited JTO in DoT was retiring as Adhoc DE only. Whereas, one ADET/ACAO was getting 6 to 7 promotions up to Member, Telecom Commission positions. The Group ?B? level officers promotions were blocked systematically in DoT. The similar action is being taken by BSNL Management in BSNL to block the career progression of BSNL's Group ?B? level executives. In all the PSUs the entry level is one only in E-1 to E-3 grades and further no lateral inductions is allowed below the rank of Board Directors. BSNL is having sufficient talented executives to man the organization by implementing CPSU cadre hierarchy and creating a mechanism for fast track promotion after SAG (GM level) and above levels.

 

All the CHQ office bearers, Circle/District office bearers are requested to implement the following organization action program of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA to protect the interest of BSNL executives and BSNL:

 

i.  18-05-2015 to 25-05-2015 - Signature Campaign and bearing black badges.

ii.  25-05-2015 - Lunch hour demonstration at SSA/Circle/BSNL CO Level.

iii. Two days Dharna on 09.06.2015 and 10.06.2015 at SSA/Circle/BSNL CO Level.

 

CHQ appeals to all the members of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA  to  make the agitation a great success. Mobilize the mass signature campaign by holding joint meetings of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA.

16.05.2015: Format of Signature campaign to CMD, BSNL & Board of Directors & Protest Week by wearing  Black Badge from 18th to 25th May, 2015.

 <<<Click here for format of Demand Badge>>>>>     

<<<<Click here for format of Mass Signature campaigning>>>>

All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested for successful implementation of Signature Campaign & Protest Week. The signature from individual executives is to be collected by respective Branch Secretaries and dispatch to CMD BSNL, Board of Directors & CHQ.

Further, mobilize for demonstration on 25th May, 2015 and 2 days Dharna Programme on 9th and 10th June, 2015 with 100% participation of the members of AIBSNLEA/AIGETOA.

15.05.2015: GS, AGS(F), GS AIRBSNLEWA met DDG(Estt.) DoT Sh. Rajveer Singh & requested for early clearance  of Cabinet Note on 78.2% IDA Pay fixation to BSNL pensioners. DDG(Estt.) confirmed that the file from Member(F) on this issue has been received to clarify some points & which has been given to Director(Estt.) Sh. Pracheesh Khanna  to clarify the queries of Member(F). He assured that shortly DoT Finance clearance will be taken on Cabinet Note & thereafter it will be sent to Competent Authority for approval.

15.05.2015:GS attended the Committee meeting headed by ED(NB), Sh. M.A. Khan, which was attended by GM(Estt.), DGM(Pers.). GM(EF), one the member of said Committee, was on leave.

Com. GS pleaded in support of the issues mentioned below and thanked ED(NB) for convening the meeting. The next Committee meeting is decided on 28th May,2015 at 15.00 Hrs. It was an introductory meeting and brief meeting to discuss the genuineness of the demands.

  • Due to non-approval of E-1A and E-2A pay scales by Government to examine the introduction of E-2 and E-3 pay  scales for JTOs, SDEs and equivalent cadres.

  • To examine the introduction of CPSU cadre hierarchy viz-a-viz present setup.

  • To examine the implementation of first time bound promotion uniformly after four years w.e.f. 01.10.2000.

 14.05.2015: GS writes to

(i) The CMD, BSNL, regarding for  Data facility on Mobile connections to Executives ?  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) The GM (Pers.), BSNL CO regarding for Correction of Recruitment Year and Qualifying Year for Shri Hari Kishan Tambia, HR No. 199507019, AGM, Rajasthan Circle.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

14.05.2015: GS met ED(NB) and discussed regarding :

(a)  Exemption of mandatory training under EPP to the SDEs (Civil)-Delay on BSNL part : We requested for the exemption of mandatory training under EPP to the SDEs(Civil) who could not get training due to non- training in the training centers within a period of two years  ED (NB) informed that yesterday only PGM (BW) has recommended and sent the proposal to GM( Pers) for the exemptions of mandatory training to SDEs (Civil) during the period where the mandatory could not be started in training centers due to non-finalization of syllabus etc. 

(b)  Modification / cancellation of SDEs (TF) distant circles transfers orders: We requested for his kind intervention for the modification / cancellation of SDEs (TF) distant circle transfer orders.  ED(NB) immediately spoke to GM(Pers) for early consideration as already recommended by him.

14.05.2015: GS , FS and AGS(Fin) met GM(FP) and discussed regarding :

1. CPC from AO to CAO regular:  We requested to break the stalemate of AO to CAO CPC which is pending due to court case, by taking up at the appropriate level for an early solution.  GM(FP) assured to discuss the matter with Dir(HR) in the presence of ED(Fin) for an early solution so that CPC can be expedited. 

2. Consideration of request transfer cases of AOs/CAOs ;  We requested for consideration of pending request / modification/retention transfer of AOs/CAOs on genuine grounds.  GM(FP)  assured to examine the pending cases for early settlement.

14.05.2015: GS , AGS(Fin) met ED(Fin) and discussed regarding :

1. CPC from AO to CAO regular:  We expressed our serious concern against delay in expediting CPC from AO to CAO regular on the pretext of Hon?ble CAT Chandigarh judgment.  We requested that an administrative decision is required to be taken by the competent authority in this regard to expedite CPC.  ED(Fin) assured to discuss the matter with Dir(HR) for an early solution.

2. Consideration of request transfer cases of AOs/CAOs:  We requested for consideration of pending request / modification/retention transfer of AOs/CAOs on genuine grounds.  ED(Fin) assured to look into the matter.

3. Indifferent attitude of GM(Fin) of UP(West) Circle : We expressed our concern against the indifferent attitude of the GM(Fin) UP(West) Circle towards the executive of finance wing i.e, even after the approval of CGMT UP(West) Circle the look after arrangements orders from AO to CAO are being delayed with an indifferent attitude against that this association has served a notice of indefinite Dharna Programme from 19th May, 2015 onwards which will affect the viability of BSNL.  ED(Fin) assured to look into the matter. 

14.05.2015: GS met DGM (Pers) and discussed regarding:

(a) Consideration of request transfer cases of SDEs/DEs:  We extended thanks for considering some pending requests transfer cases of DEs /AGMs and requested for early consideration of pending SDEs / DEs transfer cases.  DGM(Pers) mentioned that some DEs transfer cases have been considered and some DEs cases are being examined for consideration.  Similarly the work of SDEs pending transfer cases are also under consideration and shortly transfer orders will be issued.

    (b)  CPC from DE to DGM promotion: We requested to expedite CPC from DE to DGM by considering the seniority lists from  I  to  XVII   of SDEs (Telecom) as per the judgment of Hon?ble Supreme Court.  DGM(Pers)  further mentioned that let the expert committee / Hon?ble Supreme Court finalize the seniority of 147 SDEs (LDCE Quota), immediately DGM vacant posts will be filled up.

   (c)  Creation of PPS posts, restructuring of AD(OL) cadre and finalization of syllabus for LDCE of SDE(TF)  etc.:   DGM(Pers)  mentioned that give me two weeks time to concentrate all these items for early settlement.  We pleaded that these issues are long pending and needs immediate settlement.

     (d)  Exemption of mandatory training under EPP to the SDEs (Civil)-Delay on BSNL part : We requested for the exemption of mandatory training under EPP to the SDEs(Civil) who could not get training due to non- training in the training centers within a period of two years. DGM (Pers) confirmed that the recommendations from PGM (BW) in this regard has been received and shortly necessary orders will be issued.  

13.05.2015:BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued letter regarding representation from Shri Rabindra Nath Mondal, Staff No. 107513  <<<Click here for letter>>>
13.05.2015: GS writes to

(i)The Director (F),BSNL Board, regarding  (1) Representation from Shri S. Nagaraju, CAO TR % GM Telecom, J.L. Puram, Mysore regarding appeal against the rejection of his representation in the matter for low grading in the APARs  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii)The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding (1) Missing name in the revised seniority list of TES-GRP B recently issued as per instructions of Hon?ble Supreme Court Expert Committee as per the Rule-206 (2) Requests for posting/transfer/retention cancellation of transfer in the Cadre of AGM/DE  (3) Requests for posting/transfer/retention cancellation of transfer in the Cadre of SDE (T). <<<Click here for letter>>>

12.05.2015:GS writes to

(i)The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding (1) Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of DE(2) Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of SDE (3) Representation received from Shri Saurabh, Staff No. 32424, TDM (Mainpuri) requesting for promotion from DE regular to DGM Adhoc as his juniors have got this promotion  <<<Click here for letter>>>

12.05.2015: GS, FS, AGS (Finance) met Director (HR), ED (Finance), Sr. GM (SR), & GM (Pers.) and expressed our serious concern against the discriminatory and indifferent attitude of Management and undue  support to some Executive Association by highlighting the informal meeting ignoring the ensuring membership verification of Executive Association whereas, most of the issues have  already been raised by this Association and by AIGETOA. All the officers during discussion appreciated our concern and assured to rectify the Committee reconstitution letter dated 11.5.2015 which was issued at lower level without the knowledge of the senior officers. Finally,  BSNL Corporate Office today vide letter number 400-33/2012-Pers.I (Pt) re-constituted the committee to offer its recommendations on the issues raised by the United Forum of BSNL Executives? Associations. The details of the terms of references/issues are as under:

i.    Due to non-approval of E-1A and E-2A pay scales by Government to examine the introduction of E-2 and E-3 pay  scales for JTOs, SDEs and equivalent cadres.

ii.   To examine the introduction of CPSU cadre hierarchy viz-a-viz present setup.

iii. To examine the implementation of first time bound promotion uniformly after four years w.e.f. 01.10.2000

All these issues have been continuously raised by AIBSNLEA in the formal/informal meetings with BSNL Management. CMD, BSNL / Director (HR) has assured for submission   of    committee report in a time bound manner for early settlement of the long pending issues. Also assured to hold a meeting with this Association to discuss the pending HR issues shortly.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

12.05.2015: AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA under the banner of United Forum of BSNL Executives' Association served a notice for organizational actions to protest against the arbitrary recruitment of Management Trainees and non-settlement of long pending HR issues in BSNL with following demands:

1. Immediate withdrawal of the MT recruitment notification dated 1st May 2015, scrapping the MT RR altogether and implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL. No lateral entry of fresher?s at any level above JTO/JAO/Equivalent..

2. Resolution of various other pending HR issues like finalization of standard pay scales     (E2 for JTO/Equivalent and E3 for SDE /Equivalent), Holding of CPCs to fill up vacant JAG/STS/Group B etc. The issues have already been submitted by this forum as enumerated in Annexure-II of this letter.

Protest activity and schedule is as follows:

i.  18-05-2015 to 25-05-2015 ? Signature Campaign and bearing black badges.

ii.  25-05-2015 - Lunch hour demonstration at SSA/Circle/BSNL CO Level.

iii. Two days Dharna on 09.06.2015 and 10.06.2015 at SSA/Circle/BSNL CO Level.

 <<<Click here for the notice>>> <<<Click here for copy of the UF letter dated 03.09.2014>>> All the CHQ Office Bearers/Circle Secretaries/Branch Secretaries/activists are requested to mobilize and make this organizational action programme a grand success against the arbitrary and indifferent  attitude of BSNL Management.

12.05.2015:

 Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL  regarding re-constitution of a Committee on the issues raised by SNEA (I) in the informal meeting held on 06.05.2015 with CMD, BSNL - Our concern thereof - <<<Click here for letter>>>

11.05.2015: GS writes to

(i)The Director (HR),BSNL Board, regarding  (1)   Representation from Shri Atish Ingle, SDE (E), HR No. 198907814 regarding grant of benefit for promotion in the grade of EE by implementation GOI notification date 26.05.1997 by which diploma in Engineering with ten years technical experience has been recognized as equivalent to degree in Engineering under existing MSSR -2009?(2) 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 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), published vide BSNL CO, New Delhi letter number 56-03/2015-Pers (DPC) dated 01.04.2015. (2) Requests for posting/transfer/retention cancellation of transfer in the Cadre of AGM/DE  (3) Requests for posting/transfer/retention cancellation of transfer in the Cadre of SDE ( (4) Requests for permanent retention of DEs in Chennai TD? Cases of Smt R. Padmini, HR No. 1980 03090 and Shri K. Guhan, HR No. 1982 08552. (5)  Representation from Shri K.L. Bairwa, SDE (T), HR No. 199701396 regarding promotion to the cadre of AGM/DE on regular basis as per the revised seniority List No. 6 of TES Gr. ?B? equivalent officers. <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) The GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office regarding (1) Requests for posting/transfer/retention in the Cadre of Accounts personnel  - <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iv) The ED (NB),BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of AGM (TF)-  <<<Click here for letter>>>

11.05.2015:GS, AGS (HQ) met GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding

(a)  CPC from DE to DGM: We expressed our serious concern against non-filling up of the vacant DGM (Posts). GM (Pers.) mentioned that TES Gr 'B' seniority case as per the Hon'ble Supreme Court directions is being examined by an Expert Committee headed by Hon'ble Justice Shri Ramamurthy and after the committee report action will be taken in this regard. We pleaded that CPC can be expedited on the basis of the Seniority lists I to XVII immediately

(b)  Filling?up of the vacant DEs Posts: We requested for immediate filling-up of the vacant DEs posts. GM (Pers.) assured to calculate the vacant DEs posts and to initiate CPC immediately.

(c)  Consideration of Request transfer cases of SDEs/DEs: We requested for immediate consideration of pending request transfer cases of SDEs/DEs. GM (Pers.) mentioned that shortly DEs/SDEs pending transfer cases will be considered.

(d) Clearance to AO to CAO CPC: We requested for giving an early clearance to the SEA Cell on   AO to CAO Regular CPC. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(e) Exemption of mandatory training of SDEs (Civil) due to administrative reason: We requested GM (Pers.) for issuing exemption order of mandatory training of SDEs (Civil) due to administrative reason.  The mandatory training could not be conducted with in a period of two years after time bound promotion since the mandatory training course could not be started in training center during these two years. GM (Pers.) assured to discuss the matter with PGM (BW) for their comments. Thereafter, GS spoke with PGM (BW) in this connection and requested for sending reply to Pers. Cell at the earliest. PGM (BW) informed that report on this has been prepared and shortly it will be given to GM (Pers.) for necessary action. We may expect exemption order from BSNL CO shortly.   

(f) Payment stipend of the training period and arrears w.e.f. 1.1.2007 to BSNL employee: We requested for the payment of stipend to the BSNL employee of the training period and arrears w.e.f.   1.1.2007. GM (Pers.) mentioned that shortly orders in this regard will be issued.    

11.05.2015:GS, FS met GM (FP) and resented against delaying the CPC from AO to CAO Regular on the pretext of Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh Judgment. We pleaded that once there is no stay order on promotion, hence after taking legal opinion the CPC can be expedited immediately. GM (FP) mentioned that the matter has been sent to Pers. Cell for clarification and after receiving the clarifications, immediately action will be taken in this regard.

b. Allowing pay option to JAO-2010 batch: We requested to hold a Committee meeting for allowing pay option to JAO -2010 batch who joined after 7.5.2010. GM (FP) assured to discuss the matter with GM (Estt.) for fixing the date of Committee meeting at an early date.  

08.05.2015:GS, FS met Director (HR) and discussed regarding:-

(a) Non settlement of long pending HR issues: We expressed our serious concern against non settlement of the long pending HR issues submitted by AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA and already discussed in the formal meetings but still remained unsettled. Director (HR) appreciated our concern and immediately directed Sr. GM (SR) to fix up an early meeting to discuss pending HR issues. Sr. GM (SR) assured to hold a meeting at Director (HR) level on 18th or 19th May, 2015 with AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA.

(b)  CPC  from AO to CAO regular :-  We requested Director (HR) for his kind intervention to resolve the court case issues so that CPC from AO to CAO  may be expedited. Director (HR) immediately spoke to ED(Fin) and advised him to discus the matter for early settlement .

(c)   Delay in Time bound upgradation from E3-E4 & E4-E5 in NTR: We resented against non implementation of EPP in granting Time bound promotions o the eligible executives in E4 & E5 grading by CGM NTR. Dir (HR) immediately spoke with CGM NTR and directed him to expedite CPC's  for time bound promotions at the earliest. CGM NTR assured him for an early action in this regard.

(d)  Consideration of request/Tenure/Immunity transfer cases of SDE's & DE's: We requested for consideration of request/Tenure/immunity transfer cases of SDE's and DE's . Director (HR) assured to discuss the matter with GM (Pers.).

08.05.2015:GS, FS met ED (F) and requested to expedite CPC from AO to CAO by resolving the court case . ED (F) assured to discus the matter with Director (HR) for an early solution.

08.05.2015:GS met ED (NB) and discussed regarding Holding of Committee meeting on early date to discus CPSU cadre hierarchy and E2-E3 standard IDA pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives. ED (NB) assured to hold committee meeting in the next one or two weeks.

We also requested for the settlement of some HR issues related to Telecom Factory, Civil, Electrical, Architecture  engineering executives i.e. notional pay fixation from 1.10.2000, LDCE from JTO(TF) to SDE (TF), some genuine transfer orders etc. ED (NB) assured to look into for early settlement of the issues.

08.05.2015: GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL  regarding proper fixation of TES Group "B" executives seniority in accordance of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgment- <<<Click here for letter>>>
08.05.2015:BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued letter regarding constitution of a Committee on the issues raised by United Forum of BSNL Executive Association in the meeting held on 06.05.2015 with CMD, BSNL and its first meeting is fixed on 15.05.2015  <<<Click here for letter>>>

07.05.2015:GS, FS met ED (Finance) and discussed regarding:-

(a) Consideration of some pending transfer cases of AOs/CAOs: ED (Finance) assured to discuss the matter with GM (FP) for early consideration of the pending request transfer cases of AOs/CAOs. She also mentioned that she is trying to understand the HR issues of all the cadres also. It is expected that she may be appointed as Director (HR) in this month end or the next month beginning itself.  

07.05.2015:GS, FS met GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:

(a)   Consideration of pending request/tenure transfer cases of SDEs/DEs: - We requested for early consideration of some pending request/tenure/immunity /medical ground cases of SDEs/DEs. GM (Pers.) mentioned that to consider all the transfer cases some guidelines are being finalized shortly which will be discussed with the Associations also and thereafter all pending cases as per policy will be considered. It may take one or two weeks' time. He assured to consider all the genuine Cases shortly.

(b)   CPC from DE to DGM: - We expressed our serious concern against non- filling up of the vacant DGM posts. GM (Pers.) mentioned that TES Group "B" seniority list is being finalized by the Expert Committee Headed Hon'ble justice Shri Ramamurthy constituted by Hon'ble apex Court. He opined, that there  may be a clear picture on TES Group "B"  seniority list on 23rd May after Expert Committee meeting and thereafter CPC can be expedited from DE to DGM.

He further mentioned that efforts will be made to fill-up all the SSA head posts by giving promotion on Adhoc /look after arrangement basis.  

(c) Filling-up of the vacant DEs Posts: GM (Pers.) mentioned that Pers. Cell is calculating the vacant DEs posts on year to year basis and shortly CPC will be initiated to fill-up the vacant DEs Posts.

(d) Creation of PPS Posts in field units: GM (Pers.) assured to discuss the matter with ED (CN) Chairman Committee to finalize the Committee report at the earliest.
(e) Restructuring of AD (O/L) Cadre: We requested for an early action on Committee report to restructure AD (O/L) cadre. GM (Pers.) assured   to look into the matter.

(f) Notional pay fixation on all upgraded IDA pay scales w.e.f. 1.10.2000: We requested for the early implementation of notional pay fixation on all the upgraded IDA pay scales w.e.f. 1.10.2000. GM (Pers.) assured to discuss the matter with DGM (Pers.) to know the status.

At last GM (Pers.) told that he is trying to consider all the pending transfer request applications of SDEs/DEs in the next week itself and then he will concentrate for the settlement   of other pending HR issues.

07.05.2015:GS, FS met Sr. GM (SR) and discussed regarding:

(a) Holding of meeting with AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA to settle the pending HR issues: Sr. GM (SR) mentioned that feedback on all the items of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA have been taken from all concern units and shortly meeting will be held at CMD/ Director (HR) level. He further mentioned that Committee Headed by ED (NB) will shortly conduct the meeting on CPSU cadre hierarchy. & standard IDA pay scales E-2 & E-3.

(b) Membership verification of Executive Association: Sr. GM (SR) mentioned that still Court stay order is pending in the Hon'ble High Court Karnataka at Bangalore. The legal opinion is being taken from BSNL's advocate to restore the trade union facilities on previous pattern.

07.05.2015:GS, FS met GM (FP) and discussed regarding-

(a)CPC from AO to CAO: We requested to resolve the Court case issue by taking legal opinion   so that CPC from AO to CAO may be expedited. GM (FP) mentioned that legal opinion in this regard is being taken but till the time people will try to block the CPC on one or the other pretext will be helpless to issue promotion orders. Hence, people should come forward to resolve the issue in the interest of Cadre & BSNL. 

(b)  Consideration of request /tenure transfer cases of some AOs/CAOs: GM (FP) assured to consider some genuine cases only.

06.05.2015:GS attended and address the General Body meeting of AIRBSNLEWA at CTO Sabhagar, Eastern Court New Delhi and apprised in detail the status of 78.2% IDA pension revision case, 60: 40% provision and CGHS facility to BSNL pensioners etc.    

06.05.2015:GS and GS AIRBSNLEWA Shri Kishan Singh met Smt. Annie Moraes, Member (Finance)   DoT for an early clearance of Finance on the cabinet note to be sent to nodal Ministries for comments and thereafter to the cabinet for approval. Member (Finance) appreciated our concern and assured that shortly finance clearance will be given to the cabinet note. She also mentioned that BSNL Pensioners should not worry, they will get 78.2% IDA pension revision.

06.05.2015:GS and GS AIRBSNLEWA Shri Kishan Singh met Director (Staff) DoT Shri   Prachech Khanna and discussed regarding cabinet note on IDA pension revision on 78.2 % IDA pay fixation. Director (Staff) informed that still since 6th April 2015 the file is pending with Member (Finance) office for DoT internal Finance clearance.  He advised to discuss the matter with Member (Finance) for the clearance. 

06.05.2015:GS and President, AIGETOA met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding-

(a)Recruitment of MT:  We expressed our resentment against MT recruitment by which blocking the career prospects of   BSNL's young and talented executives. We strongly opposed the lateral induction at AGM/DE/CAO/EE level in BSNL and pleaded for entry at JTO/JAO level only. Also demanded implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy in terms of non-post based time bound promotions up to the level of NFSG   with charge of designation to that grade and further fast track promotion mechanism on performance basis. CMD mentioned that as per the BSNL Board's decision the MT recruitment has been notified. However, in view of the concern expressed by the executive Associations he will have discussion with Director (HR) on this issue shortly.   

(b) Meeting to AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA: CMD assured to arrange a meeting with AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA to discuss the pending HR issues after the discussion with Director (HR) Shortly.

(C)  Non Filling ?up of the vacant DGM Posts: We expressed our serious concern against non-filling-up of the vacant DGM Posts on the pretext of Court cases. We requested CMD, since there is no stay order on promotion and TES Group "B" seniority lists 1 to 17  has been upheld  by Hon'ble Supreme Court , the DGM promotion can be issued immediately. But BSNL Management is still interested to include 147 SDEs of LDCE quota is between to the 1 to 17 TES Group ?B? seniority lists which is against the Hon'ble Supreme Court judgement. CMD assured to look into the matter for early solution.

02.05.2015:

<<<<Click here for notification of Recruitment of Management Trainee(Telecom Operations/Telecom Finance) in BSNL from Internal candidates>>>>>

<<<<Click here for notification of Recruitment of Management Trainee(Telecom Operations/Telecom Finance) in BSNL from External candidates>>>>>>

We are oppose to lateral induction at STS level since we have talented JTOs/SDEs/DEs equivalent executives in BSNL. Lateral Induction will block the career prospectus of talented executives of BSNL.

All the CHQ Office bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to send their comments to CHQ immediately in this regard.

02.05.2015:The Expert Committee comprising of Hon'ble Justice Shri K. Ramamurthy (Retd.), Chairman and Hon'ble Dr. D.P. Sharma, Member hold hearings today wherein BSNL has supplied the revised TES Group-'B' seniority list on the basis of Rule-206 (Year of qualifying). Committee suggested BSNL to provide some more information's immediately. The next Committee meeting will be held on 22nd May, 2015 11.30 AM and 23rd May, 2015 at 11.00 AM at Sir Ramana Kendra, No.8, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi .

Soft copy of the Consolidated Tentative Seniority List with 147 alternative seniority as directed by the Ld. Expert Committee vide Order dated 18.04.2015 are as under :

<<<Click here for Expert Committee List - 147 Alternative Seniority>>>>    

<<<Click here for Consolidated Tentative Seniority List>>>>

A Brief Report of the Secretary DOT's Meeting with the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations held on 1st May 2015 on the 21-22 April  strike issues

A meeting of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations with the Secretary DOT, Shri Rakesh Garg, was held on 1st May 2015 at the Committee Room of Sanchar Bhawan to discuss about the issues raised in the Two Days Strike of BSNL employees on21-22 April 2015.

In addition to the secretary DOT, Special Secretary (T) Smt. Rita Teotia, Member (Finance) Smt. Annie Moraes, Member (Services) Shri N.K.Yadav, Administrator USOF Smt. Aruna Sunderarajan, Joint Secretary(T) Shri V.Umashankar, Director(PSU) Shri Sanjeev Gupta and other officers were present from DOT. BSNL was represented by CMD Shri Anupam Shrivastava, ED(Finance) Smt. Sujata Ray, Sr.GM(SR) Shri Shamim Akhtar and other officers.

From the Forum side Coms. C.Singh (NFTE) Chariman, V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener Forum, P.Abhimanyu(BSNLEU), K.Jayaprakash(FNTO), Prahlad Rai(AIBSNLEA), K.Sebastin (SNEA), S.V.S.Subrahmaniam(BTEU), Suresh Kumar(BSNLMS), Rasheed Khan(TEPU), H.P.Singh(BSNLOA), Sunil Gautam (SNATTA), R.P.Sahu (AIGETOA), Rakesh Sethi (AIBSNLOA), Hari Singh(BTU BSNL), Rana Pratap(BEA) and S.Raveendran(SEWA BSNL) participated.

The meeting started at 17.15 hours. Secretary DOT welcomed. All the participants introduced themselves. Convener Forum thanked the Secretary DOT for holding the meeting, though only after the strike. He conveyed May Day Greetings to all the participants. He also mentioned about the statements of the Communications Minister regarding his concerns for the revival of BSNL, which is a good sign. Then the issues connected with the strike issues were discussed, a brief report of which is given below:

1. Financial Assistance from Government and implementation of assurances given at the time of Corporatisation of BSNL

The Forum leaders pointed out that at the time of Corporatisation, the then Communications Minister Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, had assured full support for the new entity and orders were issued to financially assist BSNL through payment of ADC, Reimbursement of Licence Fee and also liberal subsidy from the USO Fund. Within a few years, all these have been discontinued creating a heavy financial burden of the BSNL resulting in loss for the last five years. The Forum representatives demanded that all these assurances be implemented/ restored.

The amount of Rs. 1,250 crore recommended from the USOF in lieu of ADC for 2012-13 is not yet paid to BSNL. It needs to be paid urgently and such allotments should be made for next years also. BSNL is having a loss of about Rs.10,000 crore yearly for providing rural connections etc. as per the universal service  policy of the government, which should be fully compensated by the Government.

Further, the Forum demanded that refund of charges for the BWA spectrum surrendered by BSNL coming to about Rs. 6,700 crore be paid without any further delay.

BSNL is eligible for refund of Income Tax paid, considering its payment to DOT on various counts. This may come to about Rs. 7,000 crore. This should be refunded.

By making payment of pension contribution on the basis of the maximum of the pay scale, BSNL was compelled to pay about Rs. 2,400 crore extra, which may be refunded. The government order on payment of pension contribution on the actual basic pay should be implemented in the case of BSNL.

The salary of the employees in the TERM CELL, which is part of DOT, is being paid by BSNL, which should be repaid to BSNL.

Further for immediate purchase of urgently required equipments, the DOT may give a soft loan of about Rs.10,000 crore to BSNL.

The Secretary DOT stated that the amount in lieu of ADC from USOF is given as per recommendations of TRAI and DOT will do accordingly in future also. Process for payment of Rs. 1,250 crore allotted has started and will be paid early.

The refund of charges of BWA Spectrum is being considered. The reconciliation for the refund of the Income Tax paid has started and will be finalised soon. The issue of payment of pension contribution on the basis of the actual pay will be taken up with the government. The question of repayment of payment  made to TERM CELL on salary etc. also will be considered. With regard to Soft Loan of Rs. 10,000 crore, Secretary DOT stated that BSNL can take loan from banks.

He further stated that the government has to provide level playing field to all operators to which the Forum leaders pointed out that in fact the private players are being favoured as in the case of giving earlier licence for mobile services.

2. Revision of Pension of BSNL Retirees and orders for 78.2% IDA Pension fixation for pre-2007 and post 2007 retirees up to June 2013:

The Forum leaders expressed strong resentment at the undue delay in issue of orders on 78.2% IDA Pension fixation for the BSNL retires up to June 2013. Those who retired after June 2013 have already received the same. The pensioners are put to much loss in their pension. Already it had been delayed for years and early orders are required. They also demanded that Pension Revision should be made whenever there is a wage/pay revision for employees. They also demanded that the condition of 60%-40% condition on payment of pension is unjustified and should be done away with.

The Secretary DOT agreed to take up the matter of Pension revision with the government. He assured that the Cabinet Note of 78.2% is being prepared and will be finalised soon. With regard to removal of 60% :40% condition on pension payment, the earlier DOT orders mentioned by the Forum will be  examined.

3. No Merger of BSNL and MTNL:

The Forum demanded that before any merger decision is taken, the liabilities of MTNL to the extent of Rs. 20,000 crore has to be waived, the disinvested shares to be purchased back and HR issues settled. Secretary DOT told that no decision has been taken and the concerns raised by the Forum will be attended to before any decision is taken.

4. Filling up of Posts of Directors in BSNL.

To the demand of the Forum for filling up posts of Directors in BSNL, Secretary DOT stated that government is taking action in the matter.

5. Transfer of all assets to BSNL

Forum demanded that all the assets of BSNL should transferred to it without delay. Further, the representatives stated that many BSNL buildings are being taken by CCA etc arbitrarily. This should be stopped.

DOT stated that the demarcation between the DOP and DOT are still pending in some places. This has to be identified. The transfer of assets to BSNL is being examined.

6. BSNL Service to be mandatory to Central/State governments and PSUs

The demand of the Forum for making that the BSNL services should be made mandatory for the governments etc. is not accepted. There are a lot of complaints about BSNL services and in this situation, the government will not accept any such proposal. The Forum leaders explained the reasons for the present position of inefficiency and intimated that suggestions for improvement of the same have been made by them.

Other issues like 30% of superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited officials, reduced pay scales etc. were raised, but the Secretary DOT stated that these are in the domain of the BSNL.

The meeting ended at about 19.00 hours, after vote of thanks to the Chair and to all. The Convener, Forum proposed that such meetings should be held in future also to sort out pending issues.

01.05.2015: Forum Meeting with Secretary (T) DoT:-  Joint Forum leaders met  Secretary (T) DoT in the presence of Special Secretary (T) , Joint Secretary( T) , Members (Services), Member (Finance), USO Administrator, Director (PSU), CMD BSNL, ED (Finance), Sr. GM (SR) and discussed all the 20 demands of forum of BSNL Unions/Associations in detail for which the recent 2 days Strike was launched by BSNL Unions/Associations   on 21st  & 22nd  April -2015. Forum leaders vehemently raised the issues and impressed upon DoT for the financial help as assured at the time of its formation. Also requested to issue 78.2% IDA Pay fixation orders of BSNL Pensioners and withdrawal of 60:40 % provision of IDA pensioners revision orders, immediate transfer of assets to BSNL, BSNL and MTNL merger after the settlement of financial, HR and listing issues and 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees. Meeting continued for two hrs. with the assonance that DoT will extend its support to BSNL to ensure that it exists. The details of discussion will follow in convener, Forum brief report shortly. GS attended the meeting.                                                                               

01.05.2015: GS, FS, met GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding-

(a) Filling-up of the vacant DGM posts: We expressed our serious concern against