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ALL INDIA BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED EXECUTIVEs' ASSOCIATION >>>>>>> Committed to safeguard the interest of entire BSNL's executives community>>>>>>>>AIBSNLEA was formally launched on 1st May, 2004 by merging 10 DoT recognized Group-'B' officers Associations & thus represents in true sense all disciplines of Executives of BSNL i.e. Telecom Engineering, Telecom Finance & Accounts, Civil / Electrical / Arch./ TFs Engineering Wings, Personnel Staffs  (PA/PS/PSS), CSS Staffs, AD(O/L) & General Disciplines of BSNL.   <<<Click here for letter of SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office>>>
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28.05.2016    Awareness Gate Meeting on 30th May 2016 during lunch hours: All the Circle/ Branch Secretaries of United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA are requested to hold Awareness Gate Meeting on Monday i.e. 30th May 2016 during lunch hours to explain the achievements & success of agitational programme.

Magnificent struggle of United Forum

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just Remember – Together We CanTogether We HaveTogether We Will.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Details will  follows.....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

25.05.2016:     BSNL Corporate Office orders regarding

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Flare up the Agitation.

 

Implement sincerely "Work According to Rule" program.

 

Book your tickets.

 

Ensure your presence at Delhi on 01.06.2016.

 

Implement "DELHI CHALO" Program.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

24.05.2016:     GS writes to:

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

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

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

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

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

24.05.2016:   An appeal to the Executive fraternity!

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

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

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


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

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

Defeat the conspiracy to deny the Executives of their legitimate rights

24.05.2016:   RTI queries on our Pension issue:

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

                       QUESTIONS ASKED

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

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

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

b) What is the present nomenclature of the fund

  NO ROLLING FUND HAS BEEN CREATED

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

b) From Consolidated Fund of India

c) From Consolidated Fund of India

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

  From Consolidated Fund of India

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

  From Consolidated Fund of India

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

a) What is the present balance of the fund?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

  

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

23.05.2016:   BSNL Corporate office issues orders regarding:

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

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

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

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

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

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

20.05.2016:     GS writes to

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

The Open Session ended with the National Anthem.

 

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

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

 19.05.2016:     Meeting with CMD BSNL:

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Majority verification of the Executive Associations:

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

 

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

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

 18.05.2016:     GS writes to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

16.05.2016:     AIC Mysuru:

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

email: aicmysconf@gmail.com

Name of the SB A/c: 5th AIC

SB A/c No: 215000101005212

IFSC Code: CORP0002150

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

 

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

13.05.2016:     Meeting with CMD BSNL

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He assured for early issuance of promotion orders

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

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

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

12.05.2016:     Meeting wit Secretary (T), DoT

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

12.05.2016:     GS writes to:

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

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

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

<<<Click here for letter>>>

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

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

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

<<<Click here for letter>>>

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

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

<<<Click here for letter>>>

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

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

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

<<<Click here for letter>>>

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

12.05.2016:     AIC Mysuru:

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

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

email: aicmysconf@gmail.com

Name of the SB A/c: 5th AIC

SB A/c No: 215000101005212

IFSC Code: CORP0002150

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matter will be further discussed with HR team separately.

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

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

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

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

F Special recruitment drive for hard tenure/shortfall circles:

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

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

She assured to discuss the matter with HR team further.

 H Restructuring of AD (OL) cadres:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Dear Comrades,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

05.05.2016:      Meeting with CMD BSNL:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

04.05.2016:     GS writes to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

04.05.2016:     Meeting with ED (NB)

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

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

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

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

03.05.2016:     Massive Demonstration on 03.05.2016:

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

02.05.2016:     GS writes to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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