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02.05.2015:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. No Merger of BSNL and MTNL:

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

4. Filling up of Posts of Directors in BSNL.

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

5. Transfer of all assets to BSNL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(a) Filling-up of the vacant DGM posts: We expressed our serious concern against non-filling up of the vacant DGM posts. Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment is not being implemented in true spirit wherein TES Group "B" seniority lists 1 to 17 have been upheld by considering Rule -206 ( Year of qualifying) is the criteria of fixation the seniority lists of TES  Group "B" officers. The expert Committee headed by Hon'ble Justice Shri Ramamurthy allowed BSNL to prepare seniority list of 1998 year DPC SDEs (T) also  on the basis of Rule- 206 which will be submitted to the  Hon'ble Apex Court for consideration and  regarding LDCE quota SDEs, expert Committee allowed BSNL to include their names in the seniority list. But  BSNL  has now inserted LDCE quota SDEs names in the seniority lists  1 to 17 whereas  these SDEs were not born in the cadre of JTO and did not qualify TES Group “B”   exam till -1991 year. Hence, their names cannot be inserted in the TES Group “B” seniority lists no. 1 to 17. This BSNL act will invite contempt of Court. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter and will take an early decision to fill –up the vacant DGM posts.

(b) Consideration of request/ immunity ground transfer cases of SDEs/DEs: - We requested for consideration of request /immunity transfer cases of SDEs/DEs. GM (Pers.) assured an early action in this regard.  .

(c) Modification/ Cancellation of transfer orders of SDEs (TF):- We requested for cancellation of unjust transfer orders of SDEs (TF) to distant stations and to accommodate them to nearby Telecom Factories. GM (Pers.) assured to discuss the matter with ED (NB) for consideration.    

01.05.2015: United Forum of BSNL Executives' Association writes to CMD, BSNL for granting of formal meeting to settle the grievances of the members of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA  <<<Click here for letter to CMD>>>

मई दिवस पर सभी को हार्दिक बधाई एवं शुभकामनायें

1st May 2015 : THE FOUNDATION DAY OF AIBSNLEA

 

AIBSNLEA is celebrating its 12th Foundation Day on 1st May 2015. AIBSNLEA CHQ extends warm greetings to all the Members of AIBSNLEA and well wishers on the occasion.  AIBSNLEA was formally launched on 1st May, 2014 by merging of 10 DoT recognized Gr "B" Associations namely TESA (I), AFSOA, AIJTOA, AIPTCE (Gr. B), AIPTEE (Gr. B), AIJEA, AIPTAA, ABDRA, AITSA, BSNLEA. AIBSNLEA is in the true sense protecting the interest of BSNL Executives as well as of BSNL.

 

On this day, we recollect the sacrifice of the May Day martyrs. We pledge to carry forward their struggle to establish a Socialist Society, free of exploitation of man by man. We may organize Special General Body Meetings, Seminars, Get-togethers, Blood Donation Camps, Telecom Melas etc. to observe the Foundation Day in a befitting manner.

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY

LABOUR DAY-2015

TO ONE & ALL

30.04.2015: The meeting with CMD, BSNL:

GS, GS BSNLEU, GS NFTE (BSNL) and GS SNEA (I) met CMD BSNL informally and discussed regarding Secretary (T) meeting to be held on 01.05.2015. We pleaded that DoT / Govt. should extend support to BSNL as assured at the time of BSNL formation. All the dues to BSNL should be paid by DoT immediately i.e. refund of spectrum charges against the 2.5 MHz band surrendered in GJ, MH, KTK, AP & TN circles, Rs. 1250 Cr. Rural Deficit Charges of the years 2012-13 , pending 2013-14, 2014-15 and continue payments, Pension contribution on actual basic IDA Pay instead of maximum of the highest IDA  pay, Refund of Rs 7000 Cr. Income tax to BSNL by doing reconciliation of receipts  of DoT  from BSNL against which IT has been charged, Payment of GPF account without the delay for  months together to BSNL employees in CCAs whereas the GPF contribution is being paid by BSNL immediately on monthly basis, Broad band subsidy, free of cost allocation of 4G spectrum to BSNL etc.

 

CMD appreciated our concern and assured full cooperation for the settlement of these issues in the interest of BSNL. He mentioned that  BSNL joint venture with M/s Cistma  will launch 4G services on 1.25+1.25 = 2.50 (800 MHZ) band in circles GJ, MH, KTK, AP and TN circles where 2.5 G  spectrum has been surrendered. In 16 circles, 2.5 will be rolled out wherein BTS will be reduced. BSNL is proposing to increase Govt. Equity from 12500 Cr. to 17500 Cr. Hence, this 5000 Cr. may be utilized to purchase 4G spectrum from Govt. of India. Also refund of BWA 2.3 G spectrum allotted to BSNL whereas private operators were allotted 3.3 (Superior to 2.3) spectrum. BSNL should be given Rs 10000 Cr. Soft loan @ 1% rate of interest for CAPEX, as on today BSNL has taken Rs 5800 Cr. Loan for CAPEX from Banks @10.5% or the 50% employee's salary should to be borne by DoT in view of VRS.

 

Transfer of Assets to BSNL from DoT should be settled immediately as per the BSNL formation notification. DoT should complete reconciliation of Accounts so that IT on Taxes paid to DoT by BSNL are refunded etc.

 

CMD further mentioned that as per synergy of BSNL & MTNL merger is good but Govt. should settle the issues as of debts, salary difference and listed company etc. After settlement of these issues, the BSNL & MTNL merger may benefit both the PSUs. CMD opined that 78.2% pay fixation case of BSNL pensioners should be settled and the 60%: 40% provision of pension should be withdrawn immediately.

 

CMD also apprised that BSNL has connected 20000 panchayats up to 31.03.2015 under the NOFN Project. But the BBNL could connect only 3000 panchayats. The meeting was most useful and informative.

29.04.2015: The meeting with Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations & other Unions/Associations:

The meeting with Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations & other Unions/Associations to discuss strike issues with Secretary (Telecom), DOT will be held on 1st May, 2015(Friday) at 5.00 PM in the Committee Room at second floor, Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi   <<<Click here for letter to Forum>>>

29.04.2015: GS writes to:

(i) The DR (HR), BSNL Board regarding (1) Representations on the Ante-Dating the date of effect of Adhoc/Regular in the cadre of DE in Telecom Operation Stream and re-fixation of pay at various stages and revision of pension benefits thereof (2) Non reliving of officers to ITPC Pune <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) The ED (Finance), BSNL Corporate Office regarding (1) Representations on the Departmental Competitive Exam JAO Part II (40%) 2012- Request for Absorption of qualified, but not selected candidate due to not coming on the merit (2) Requests for posting/transfer/retention in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel  <<<Click here for letter>>>

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

(iv) The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding (1) Representations on the revised Seniority list No. 6 and 7 of TES Gr "B" equivalent to SDE (T), published vide BSNL CO, New Delhi vide letter number 56-03/2015-Pers (DPC) dated 01.04.2015 (2) Requests for posting/transfer/retention cancellation of transfer in the Cadre of SDE (3) Requests for posting/transfer/retention cancellation of transfer in the Cadre of DE (4) Representations requesting to uphold the SDE Seniority for the promotion from DE to DGM (Adhoc) (5) Representations requesting to include the name in the Revised Seniority List 6/7 of SDE (T) <<<Click here for letter>>>

(v) The GM (Estt.) BSNL Corporate Office regarding (1) requests for posting/transfer/retention in the Cadre of JTOs  <<<Click here for letter>>>

28.04.2015: Press release from MoC&IT:

 

In a press release on dated 28.04.2015 from the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology it has been informed that Bharat Sanchar Nigam has been told to improve services and ensure that better quality of signal is maintained specially in the border and extremism affected areas. Union Minister for Telecom and Information Technology, Sh Ravi Shankar Prasad said these at a meeting with the members of Parliament from the States of Bihar, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland. The meeting was part of the series of meetings planned to make telecom officials directly answerable to the parliamentary representatives so as to have a firsthand account of public sectors performance, problems faced and possible solutions.

The Union Minister for Telecom and Information Technology, Mr. Ravi Prasad said while the Government is committed to revive BSNL and numbers of initiatives are in the pipeline to bring it back to the position of market leader. He said the management of BSNL will also be expected to regain lost confidence of people by improving services and response. He said a major initiative has been launched by BSNL to improve quality of signal for which it plans to add another 1150 towers during this fiscal in Bihar alone.  

Members of Parliament from the States of Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and North Eastern States participated in the first meeting. Mr. Prasad has directed the Department to call five such meetings so that all members of parliament are given opportunity to raise issues directly with officials concerned.

Members of Parliament who attended yesterday's meetings gave overwhelming support to Mr. Prasad initiative to revive glory of BSNL and categorically stated that they are eager to extend all support in this context. They were not only concerned about the deteriorating quality of BSNL services but even apprehended private players role in obstructing growth of BSNL which enjoined lead position in the sector till 2004.They only suggested that meeting of representatives from Defence and Home should be called to address this problem.

Mr. Prasad also directed the Department of Telecom to explore the possibility of setting up a dedicated cell in BSNL to monitor the effectiveness of its network in border areas and also in areas badly affected by extremism.
 

The meeting was also informed that the public sector which came into being only in October 2000 has a net worth of Rs 51,203 crore with an equity capital of Rs 12,500 crore only. New initiatives taken to improve viability include Wi-FI services, data centre services and introduction of next generation network switching technology. It was pointed out that four million lines in phase -I will have NGN by the end of this fiscal while total number of 14 million ports are planned. 2500 hot spots are planned for the year of which 41 hot-spot have already been deployed.

28.04.2015:GS, FS met CMD BSNL and requested for consideration of Srinagar (J & K), Dimapur and some other Hard Stations tenure for one year instead of one and half year as it is available in other PSUs.  CMD mentioned that the Hon'ble MPs of these Hard Tenure stations are raising the issue to extend the tenure up to 3 years.  However, he assured to look into the matter by examining the tenure orders of other PSUs.

28.04.2015: GS, FS met GM (FP) and discussed regarding:-

(a)  CPC from AO to CAO (Regular):  We requested to expedite CPC from to AO to CAO regular. GM (FP) informed that CPC  work was about to be completed with the clearance of CLO but CLO could not give time to see the CPC work and meanwhile Shri Prakash Vir against BSNL in the 8.O.A.No.060/00295/2015 in Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh <<<Click here for Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh order>>>> has taken stay order on promotion on the basis of reservation and to follow the mandate given by the Hon'ble Supreme Court in the case of M Nagraj.  In view of this, immediate promotion orders cannot be issued.  However, legal opinion from legal cell is being taken for further action.  We got disappointed with this development since the CPC work was at the final stage and promotion orders to fill up 294 CAO posts was about to be issued and now it is stalled.  At present BSNL is implementing reservation policy in all the promotions since the Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment in the case of M. Nagraj has not been endorsed by DOP&T.  Association will also take the legal opinion shortly.

(b) Consideration of request/ tenure transfers of AOs/CAOs: We requested for consideration of request/tenure transfer of AOs/CAOs.  GM(FP) mentioned that SEA Cell was planning to consider some pending request/tenure transfer cases of AOs/CAOs along with CAO promotion but due to court stay order some problem has come ,  However, he assured to consider few cases at the earliest. 

28.04.2015: GS, FS met DGM(Pers) and discussed  regarding  :

(a) CPC from DE to DGM : We expressed our concern against non-filling up of the vacant DGM posts.  DGM(Pers) mentioned that matter has been examined but due to 147 SDEs (LDCE-Quota ) SLP pending in the Hon'ble Supreme Court and the TES Group-B seniority is being examined by the expert committee headed by Hon'ble justice Shri Ramamurthy, the difficulty is being faced in filling up the vacant DGM Posts.  He expected that shortly some clarity in this regard will be there then only promotions can be considered.  We explained that since there is no stay order pending on promotion then,  why the promotions are held up ? 

(b)  We expressed our serious concern against non-settlement of the long pending HR issues i.e. restructuring of AD(OL) cadre, creation of PPS posts in the field units, LDCE from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF) and notional pay fixation from 01-10-2000 of all upgraded IDA pay scales etc. We appraised him the present status of all these cases and requested for an early settlement.  DGM(Pers) assured to look into the matter at the earliest. 

24.04.2015: Convener, Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations writes to Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister of Communication & IT for granting a meeting on the issue of Revival of BSNL -  <<<Click here for letter from Forum>>>

24.04.2015:GS, AGS (HQ), AGS (Finance) met ED (Finance) discussed regarding expediting the CPC from AO to CAO (Regular). Ed (Finance) mentioned that CLO has given time to attend CPC meeting in the next week. GM (FP) will also return from his foreign tour in the next week on Monday and he will further pursue the CPC. She assured early promotion orders.

24.04.2015:GS, FS, AGS (HQ), AGS (Finance) met Shri Deb Chakravarti, the new GM (Pers.) and greeted him on his new assignment and discussed regarding-

(a) Filling-up of the vacant DGM (Engg.) posts: We expressed our concern against non-filling up of the vacant DGM posts as the TES Group "B" seniority lists have been finalized as per the Hon'ble Apex Court judgment and the VCRs collected so far are going to be lapsed by this month end. We further mentioned that about 170 DGM posts can be filled immediately from the DEs who have passed the TES Gr "B" qualifying examination in 1985 and their seniority is now undisputed in view of the latest orders of Hon'ble Supreme Court. GM (Pers.) appreciated our concern and assured for an early action in this regard.

(b) Filling-up of the vacant DE posts: We apprised GM (Pers) that the list number 6 and 7 have now been re-casted as per the Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment and the Contempt in Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh is also been dismissed. We requested to fill-up about 1000 vacant DEs posts from the eligible SDEs (T) from the newly casted list number 6 and 7. GM (Pers) assured to look into the matter.

(c) Filling-up of the vacant SDE (T) under 67% seniority quota: We apprised GM (Pers.) that the CPC work in this regard is in process since last 8-10 months but the promotion orders could not be issued due to stay order from Hon'ble High Court Kerala. The case is posted for hearing after 20th May, 2015. We requested GM (Pers) to look into the matter so that about 6600 vacant SDEs (T) posts can be filled-up from the eligible JTOs under 67% seniority quota.

(d) Notification of the LICE for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T): We appreciated the Recruitment Cell for issuing notification for the LICE. GM (Pers.) mentioned that on completion of this LICE, immediately another notification will be issued for conducting the LICE for the remaining vacancies as soon as the court case is settled in Hon'ble High Court Shimla. BSNL is already submitted its reply.

Com M.L. Sharma President CHQ All India Retired BSNL Employees Welfare Association (AIRBSNLEWA) passed away on 20-04-2015 after a massive heart attack at the age of 69 years. Let his soul rest in peace at heavenly abroad. Our heart felt condolences to the bereaved family.

23.04.2015:GS, AGS (HQ) met CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding-

(a) Filling-up of the vacant DGM (Engg.) posts: We expressed our concern against non-filling up of the vacant DGM posts as the TES Group 'B' seniority lists have been finalized as per the Hon'ble Apex Court judgment and the VCRs collected so far are going to be lapsed by this month end. We further mentioned that about 170 DGM posts can be filled immediately from the DEs who have passed the TES Gr 'B' qualifying examination in 1985 and their seniority is now undisputed in view of the latest orders of Hon'ble Supreme Court. CMD appreciated our concern and mentioned that he has already directed GM (Pers.) to expedite CPC from DE to DGM however, he will further find out the status and ensure early filling of the vacant DGM posts.

(b) Letter to DoT to withdraw 60:40% provision on the pension payment to BSNL pensioners: We requested for sending a letter to DoT for withdrawal of 60:40% provision on the pension payment to BSNL pensioners as this provision has been made arbitrarily by DoT without consulting BSNL. CMD mentioned that he has also written a letter to DoT in this regard.

(c) CGHS facility to BSNL pensioners: We apprised CMD that on the PPO of the BSNL absorbed (Ex. DoT) employees who are getting pension under per Rule 37A at par with other DoT employees, a stamp mentioning 'BSNL Pensioner' is affixed. This abandons their eligibility for taking medical facility from CGHS after retirement from BSNL. Whereas, as per Ministry of Health, Govt. of India instructions BSNL absorbed employees are entitled for Govt. pension and to be treated as Govt. pensioner and on their PPO, 'DoT Pensioner' is to be stamped instead of 'BSNL Pensioner' so that they may become eligible for taking medical facility from CGHS. It will reduce financial Burdon on BSNLMRS. CMD assured to look into the matter.  

23.04.2015:  GS, AGS (HQ) met Director (HR), BSNL Board and discussed regarding-

(a) Filling-up of the vacant DGM (Engg.) posts: We requested for the filling-up of the vacant DGM posts as the TES Group 'B' seniority lists have been finalized on the basis of Rule-206 and the VC collected so far are going to be lapsed by the month end. We further mentioned that at least about 170 DGM posts can be filled immediately from the DEs who have passed the TES Gr 'B' qualifying examination in 1985 and stands senior most in the seniority list. Director (HR) advised to discuss the matter with new GM (Pers.) and he will also discuss with new GM (Pers.) for early decision.

(b) Grant of formal meeting to AIBSNLEA: We requested for arranging a meeting at his level to discuss the long pending HR issues. Dir (HR) called Sr. GM (SR) to fix-up the meeting on an early date.

23.04.2015:GS met ED (NB) and discussed regarding-

(a) Implementation of DoT order on Diploma qualification with 10 years field experience to be treated equivalent to Degree: ED (NB) mentioned that the matter has been taken up with DoT for endorsement to BSNL and thereafter further necessary action will be taken in this regard.

(b) Notional Pay fixation of JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch/TF) and PA/PS cadres from 01.10.2000 on upgraded pay scales: We requested for grant of Notional Pay fixation of JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch/TF) and PA/PS cadres from 01.10.2000 on upgraded pay scales. ED (NB) spoke with Addl. GM (Pers.) to process the case to the competent authority for early decision. Addl. GM (Pers) mentioned that on the proposal received from PGM (BW)/(EW)/(Arch) has been sent to GM (TF) for his comments and as soon as the comments are received it will be processed to the competent authority.

(c) Cancellation/modification of 8 SDEs (TF) transfer orders to distant circles: We requested for cancellation/modifications of 8 SDEs (TF) transfer orders to distant circles since the SDEs have not completed more than 4-5 years' service on that station. ED (NB) spoke GM (Pers) to consider their requests.

During the meeting, GM (TF) was also present.

22.04.2015: The meeting with Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations & other Unions/Associations to discuss strike issues with Secretary (Telecom), DOT is rescheduled to 27th April, 2015 at 17.00 Hrs.  <<<Click here for letter to Forum>>>

22.04.2015:

Two days strike on 21st and 22nd April, 2015 is a grand success. We congratulate all the BSNL Executives and Non-Executives for making grand success of two days strike on 21st and 22nd April 2015 throughout the country.

 

Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations gave call for two days strike to protest against the un-helping and indifferent attitude of the DoT/Govt. and failure of the BSNL Management in providing equipment and material to field units which has adversely affected the viability of BSNL. Forum leaders will shortly meet and decide the strategies to give a call for indefinite strike shortly.

 

We extend our sincere thanks to all our members for their active participation in the strike and request all the CHQ office bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries to keep ready for the next harder trade union action program in terms of indefinite strike. Let us, keep the environment hot to make next struggle a great success to defeat the wrong policies of the Govt.  <<<<Click here for photos of strike and gate meeting at BSNL CO, New Delhi>>>>

Report on the CEC meeting of Punjab Circle held at Patiala:

The CEC meeting of Punjab Circle was held at Parbhat Parvana Baradari gardens Patiala with great enthuisism . The District Secretaries and Presidents of SSA were present. Shri Harjot Singh, District Secretary, Patiala welcomed all the delegates to Patiala. The CS addressed the gathering and replied their queries. He stressed the delegates to make the on going strike successful and also work hard to make AIBSNLEA  more strong and bring profits for BSNL. The house passed some resolutions. The Circle President Shri Kuldip Kumar thanked all the delegates for making the CEC a successful event. <<<<Click here for photos of CEC Meeting of Punjab Circle at Patiala >>>>

21.04.2015: BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding

(i) LDCE for Promotion to the grade of SDE(T) under 33% quota to be held on 21.06.2015   <<<<Click here for order>>>

(ii) Amendments/Clarifications in BSNLMRS  <<<<Click here for order>>>

(iii) Indication of Aadhaar number in the salary Package software and pension papers of retiring Government employees  <<<<Click here for order>>>

21.04.2015: Two days strike on 21st April, 2015 is a grand success. We congratulate each and every employee of BSNL in making two days strike on its 1st day i.e. on 21st April, 2015 a great success. As reported by Circles, the strike is 100% success. It reflects the sense of commitment of BSNL Executives and Non-executives towards the viability of BSNL. We further appeal all the members of AIBSNLEA to actively participate in the two days strike call given by Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations to make it a grand success and resent against the wrong policies & unhelping attitude of the Government and failure of the BSNL Management for delay in procurement of equipment and material. All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure 100% success of two days strike <<<<Click here for photos of strike at BSNL CO, New Delhi>>>>

20.04.2015:BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

 (i) BSNL employees calls 2 day nationwide strike starting April 21 <<<Click Here for detail news>>>

(ii) बीएसएनएल यूनियन कर्मचारियों की दो दिवसीय हड़ताल कल से...<<<Click Here for detail news>>>

(iii) BSNL employees to stage two-day nationwide protest  <<<Click Here for detail news>>>

20.04.2015: GS writes to Director (HR) regarding representations on the revised Seniority list No. 6 and 7 of TES Gr. 'B' equivalent to SDE (T), published vide BSNL CO, New Delhi vide letter number 56-03/2015-Pers (DPC) dated 01.04.2015.   <<<Click here for letter>>>>
20.04.2015:  MAKE TWO DAYS STRIKE ON 21.04.2015 AND 22.04.2015, 100% SUCCESS.

Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations & other Unions/Associations met today morning and after analysing the CMD's meeting held on Friday, 17.04.2015 and unanimously decided to make 100% success of two days nation wide strike on 21.04.2015 and 22.04.2015. Since, most of the demands pertains to DoT/Govt. and till date no initiative has been taken by DoT to hold the meeting with the Forum or to take some initiative for resolution of the demands. All the CHQ Office Bearers/Circle Secretaries/Branch Secretaries and activists of AIBSNLEA are requested to ensure 100% participation in the strike call.

20.04.2015: Status of Rule 206  case :

The Expert Committee comprising of Hon'ble Justice Shri K. Ramamurthy (Retd.), Chairman and Hon'ble Dr. D.P. Sharma, Member hold 3rd hearings on 18.04.2015 at Sir Ramana Kendra, No.8, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi and directed BSNL to prepare a tentative seniority list based on the 17 seniority lists prepared in 1993 and 2001 including (a) Serial No. (b) Name (c) Position in 1993 seniority list (d) Corresponding position in 2001 seniority list (e) Present posting (whether substantive or officiating) (f) Year of passing examination (g) Year of recruitment/appointment (h) Indicate MTNL or BSNL (i) DQE or LDCE (j) In service/retired.

 

The tentative list shall also include the name in the seniority list of 1998. This tentative list shall be circulated to all the concerned advocates on or before 28.04.2015. The hearing fixed for 23.04.2015 stands cancelled. The tentative list shall be considered on the next date of hearing i.e. Saturday, 2nd May, 2015 at 11.00 am at Sir Ramana Kendra, No.8, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi subject to confirmation for availability by BSNL.

20.04.2015: GS writes to Shri Rakesh Garg, Chairman Telecom Commission & Secretary, Department of Telecommunications regarding deliberate attempt by DOT to limit and dilute  the Government's  liability  for payment of Pension / Family Pension to  5.2 Lacs DOT Retirees as on 1/10/2000 (i.e. 1.7 Lacs DOT Pensioners as on 1/10/2000 drawing Pension from consolidated fund of India and 3.5 Lacs DOT employees, absorbed in BSNL and deemed DOT Retirees  as on 1/10/2000 F/N), contrary to Rule 37-A of CCS Pension Rules and clear policy pronouncements  by two  former Secretaries(T), DOT  i.e. Shri Nripendra Misra and  Shri Siddhartha Behura  vide  D.O. dated 15/3/2005 and  OM dated 05/01/2009  <<<Click here for letter>>>>

18.04.2015:BSNL Corporate Office issued revised Provisional Seniority List 6 and 7 of TES Group B equivalent to SDE(T) after mentioning the Date of Joining / Promotion Order Date (DoT)/Select Panel w.r.t. implementation of judgment dated 25.09.2009 of Hon'ble CAT, Chandigarh Bench in TA NO. 84/HR/2009 etc.-<<<Click here for letter>>>   <<<Click here for list no. 6(revised)>>>>   <<<Click here for list no. 7(revised)>>>>

17.04.2015:<<<Click here for the  reply / comments of BSNL in the meeting of representatives of Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations & other Unions with CMD, BSNL on 17.04.2015 at 1600 hrs. in pursuance of CLC(C)'s suggestion>>>>

<<<<Click here for brief gist on discussions with CMD BSNL on strike issues>>>>>

After meeting with CMD, BSNL; Forum leaders decided to hold Forum Meeting on Monday i.e. 20.04.2015 at 11.00 AM to decide the strategies for successful implementation of 2 days strike.

17.04.2015: BSNL Corporate Office issued order/letter  regarding

(i) Clarification for reimbursement of dietary supplements under BSNLMRS <<<Click here for order>>>

(ii) Merger of Southern Telecom Region ( STR) and Southern Telecom Project ( STP) Circles under single CGM   <<<Click here for order>>>

(iii) Requisite information w.r.t. revision of pension/ family of pre-2007 retirees BSNL IDA pensioners /family pensioners, who retired prior to 01.01.2007 and post 2007 BSNL IDA pensioners / family pensioners, who retired between 01.01.2007 and 09.06.2013.<<<Click here for letter>>>

16.04.2015: GS, AGS(C/E/Arch/TF) met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding:

(a) CPC for promotion from DE to DGM (Engg): We requested to expedite the CPC work from promotion from DE to DGM (Engg). GM (Pers) mentioned that as per Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment on the Rule-206, the TES Group 'B' seniority has been revised and shortly some DE to DGM (Engg) promotion orders will be issued.

(b) Consideration of some pending request transfer cases: We requested for consideration of some pending request transfer cases of SDEs/DEs. GM (Pers.) assured to examine the pending transfer cases.

(c) Restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre: We requested for early decision for restructuring of AD (O/L) Cadre. GM (Pers.) mentioned that he has personally discussed the matter with Joint Secretary (Admn.) DoT for sending the clarification from DoT at the earliest. He assured on early action in this regard.   

(d) Implementation of DoT order for allowing diploma Engineers (C/E) to the promotion of EE (C/E): GM (Pers.) informed that the matter is under consideration and shortly will be put to the competent authority for necessary action. 

16.04.2015: GS, AGS(C/E/Arch/TF), AFS met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding:

(a) Implementation of DoT order for allowing diploma Engineers having 10 years Technical experience for promotion to the post of EE (C/E). CMD assured to look in to the matter.

(b) Filling up the vacant DGM (Engg.) Posts. CMD mentioned that he has already directed to fill up the vacant DGM (Engg.) Posts. However, he will further discuss the matter with GM (Pers) for an early action in this regard.

16.04.2015: GS, AGS(C/E/Arch/TF), AFS met ED (NB) and discussed regarding-

(a) CPC from JTO (C) to SDE (C): We requested to expedite the CPC work for promotion from JTO (C) to SDE(C).  ED (NB) immediately discussed the matter with PGM (BW) and informed that CPC work for promotion from JTO (C) to SDE (C) has been completed. The minutes of the CPC meeting are being sent to competent authority for approval. He assured for early promotion order to fill up about 50 SDEs (C) vacant posts.

(b) Implementation of DoT order allowing diploma engineers (C/E) having 10 years Technical experience to EE(C/E) promotions: ED (NB) mentioned that the matter is under consideration.

(c) Notional pay fixation of IDA up gradation/ revised pay scales from 01.10.2000: We requested for notional pay fixation of revised / upgraded IDA pay scales from 01.10.2000 for JTO/SDE(C/E/Arch/TF) Engineering Wings and PA/PS cadre at par with JAOs. ED (NB) assured to discuss the matter with GM(Pers) for an early settlement.

(d) Considering the transfer orders of SDEs (TF) for cancellation/modification: We requested for cancellation of distant circles transfer orders of SDEs (TF). ED (NB) assured to look in to the matter.

16.04.2015: GS, AGS(C/E/Arch/TF), AFS met GM (FP) and discussed regarding-

(a) CPC from AO to CAO (Regular): We requested to expedite CPC work for promotion from AO to CAO (Regular). GM (FP) mentioned that CPC work from AO to CAO (Regular) is in process but could not be completed due to business of CLO. CLO has assured to expedite the CPC work within two-three days. GM (FP) further mentioned that still some VCRs are awaited from CVO. GS also requested CLO to help in completing the CPC work, CLO assured to expedite CPC work within two three days.

16.04.2015: BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding furnishing of ACRs and assessment report w.r.t. preparatory exercise for All India Eligibility List of JTOs (T) seniority quota for vacancies 2009-2010 onwards <<<Click here for letter>>>

16.04.2015: GS writes to

(i) The DR (HR), BSNL Board regarding representations for grant of 1st Time bound promotion after 4 years without reaching higher scale condition in pursuance to Hon'ble CAT Chennai Judgment in OA 441/2010 dated 23.2.2012 thereof  <<<Click here for letter>>>

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

(iii) The ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for posting/transfer/retention in the Cadre of Telecom Factory personnel  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iv) The PGM (BW), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for posting/transfer/retention in the Cadre of Civil Wing personnel  <<<Click here for letter>>>

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

(vi) The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for posting/transfer/retention in the Cadre of AGM (T) and Correction in the Seniority Lists <<<Click here for letter>>>

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

15.04.2015:BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) BSNL launches prepaid Wi-Fi plans with unlimited download on PAN India basis.  <<<Click here for detail news>>   <<<Click here for BSNL Circular>>>

AIBSNLEA Pays

Heartfelt tributes to

Dr. BR Ambedkar

(Father of the Indian Constitution)

on his 124th Birth Anniversary.

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY

HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

VISHU

TO ONE & ALL

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY

HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

BAISAKHI

TO ONE & ALL

13.04.2015: DO letter of CMD, BSNL to CGMs BSNL regarding importance of Customer Care  <<<Click here for DO letter>>>

13.04.2015:BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) BSNL to offer Unlimited Free Night Calling on its landline phones    <<<Click here for detail news>>>>  <<<Click here for BSNL Circular>>>>>

(ii) Spectrum auction fallout: M&As, virtual telcos, and a white elephant called BSNL  <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

13.04.2015: BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding

(i) IDA revised rate w.e.f. 01.04.2015   <<<Click here for order>>>>

(ii) Nomination of BSNL officers for the training on IMS based class-5 NGN system to be conducted by M/s Huawei at ALTTC Ghaziabad from 20-04-2015 to 25-04-2015-Course Code:ALTSWIS112.  <<<Click here for order>>>>

(iii) Revision of Sulabh Plan tariff  <<<Click here for order>>>>

13.04.2015: GS writes to

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

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

(iii) The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for posting/transfer/retention in the Cadre of AGM (T)  <<<Click here for letter>>>

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

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

13.04.2015: GS writes to CGMT, UP (East) circle regarding formation of Adhoc Circle Body of AIBSNLEA, UP (East) Circle due to non-functioning of present AIBSNLEA, UP (East) Circle Body and due to anti Association activities of Shri P.C. Rastogi, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, UP (East) Circle.  - <<<Click here for letter>>>

10.04.2015: GS writes to

i. The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate office regarding request for posting /transfer/ retention in the cadre of Accounts Personnel - <<<Click here for letter>>>

09.04.2015:Status of Rule 206  case :

The Committee headed by Hon'ble Justice Shri  Ramamurthy hold the hearing on 06.04.2015 in the Hon'ble Supreme Court and all the concerned affected parties (due to implementation of  rule 206) have been directed to give their representations to Committee immediately . The next hearing dates are decided on 15.04.2015 at 17:00 hrs, 18.04.2015  at 11:00hrs, 23.04.2015 at 17:00hrs and 02.05.2015 at 11:00hrs  in Rammanna Bhawan , Lodhi Road , New Delhi. All concerned may give their representation individually or through  their advocates immediately to the Committee. Committee will submit its report to Hon'ble Supreme Court after 02.05.2015. Hon'ble Supreme Court will hear the case in  Aug-2015.

09.04.2015:GS, FS, met GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding-

(a) CPC from DE to DGM:- we requested to expedite CPC from DE to DGM. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the TES Group 'B' seniority lists are being finalized on the basis of Rule-206 and this work will be completed shortly. He assured that as soon as the seniority lists are finalized, efforts will be made to release promotion orders of about 170 DE to DGM for whom VCRs are valid for this month and immediately the next CPC will be initiated.  

(b) CPC from SDE (T) to DE:- We requested for filling-up of the vacant DE Posts from eligible SDEs(T) since no stay order is there on promotion. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.  More than 1000 DEs posts are lying vacant.

(c) CPC from JTO to SDE (T):- GM (Pers.) mentioned that the CPC work is in process but the promotion orders can be issued only after the vacation of stay order from Hon'ble High Court Kerala. The case is posted for hearing after 20th May, 2015.

(d) Restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre:- We requested for an early action in this regard. GM (Pers.) mentioned that again a reminder has been sent to Joint Secretary (Admn.), DoT for giving the clarification on the earlier DoT letter issued in 2008 for revision of the pay scale of AD(OL) cadre. He assured that as soon as the reply from DoT is received, immediate action in this regard will be taken.

(e) LDCE for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) :- We requested for early holding of the LDCE for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T). GM (Pers.) informed that it has been decided to hold the LDCE for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) in the Month of May, 2015. Necessary notifications in this regard will be issued by the DE Cell at the earliest.

09.04.2015:Meeting with Member (Services), Telecom Commission, DoT, New Delhi:

GS, AGS (Fin) and Advisor (HQ) met Shri N.K. Yadav, Member (Services), DoT New Delhi and greeted and congratulated him on assuming the high office of Member (Services), Telecom Commission, DoT, New Delhi. We requested him to extend his fullest support to BSNL also to settle the long pending 78.2% IDA Pay fixation for BSNL Pensioners. Member (Services) assured his fullest co-operation to BSNL and also assured to look into the issue of 78.2% IDA Pay fixation for BSNL Pensioners.

Member (S) further mentioned that in today's meeting with Hon'ble MOC&IT he expressed his concern over the quarterly performance of BSNL and MTNL. Hon'ble MOC&IT also asked his opinion to look after the charge of CMD, MTNL. Member (S) also informed that DoT is considering to support BSNL financially

<<<Click here for the Photo-1>>>>, <<<Click here for the Photo-2>>>>

09.04.2015: GS met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding:

a. Filling-up of the vacant DGM (Engg) posts: we requested for the filling-up of the vacant DGM posts by expediting CPC from DE to DGM. We also requested to fill-up the posts of DGMs in BSNL Corporate Office. CMD mentioned that he has already directed GM (Pers) to expedite CPC from DE to DGM however, he will further find out the status and ensure early filling of the vacant DGM posts which is the urgent requirement of BSNL.

b. Quarterly performance review of BSNL: CMD mentioned that quarterly performance of all the circles / SSAs is being monitored at his level. He appealed that all the officers and staff members of BSNL should concentrate themselves to provide quality service to the users and to earn more and more revenue for BSNL. He further mentioned that performers will be awarded and the non-performers will be penalized hence, everybody should ensure better performance to continue on their desired posts. It is observed that some circles have started performing well and appreciated the performance of Kerala Circle in all respect.     

09.04.2015:Meeting with Chief Labor Commissioner: g

GS attended reconciliation meeting with Chief Labor Commissioner along with the leaders of Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations to discuss on the demands and notice of strike on 21st and 22nd April 2015. Officers from DoT and BSNL were also present. After detailed discussions for three hours on all the demands CLC requested forum to withdraw the strike call but, in absence of any written assurance/commitment or concrete action plan for the settlement of the demands from DoT side Forum decided to continue with the proposed agitation programs. All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/District Secretaries are requested to ensure their 100% participation in the strike call on 21st and 22nd of April 2015 and make it a complete success. <<< Click here for Brief of meeting>>>

09.04.2015: GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL  regarding extending full 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL Direct Recruit Employees <<<Click here for letter>>>>

08.04.2015: Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA Corporate Office Circle on 08.04.2015 at New Delhi:

 

The Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA Corporate Office Circle was organized on 08.04.2015 at CTO Sabhagar, Eastern Court, New Delhi s on 08.04.2015. The Conference was attended by Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, Shri T.C. Jain FS CHQ & President, Corporate Office Circle, Shri. N.L. Sharma, AGS (HQ), Shri  Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North), Shri Vasudev Chakravarti AGS(F) CHQ and Shri Satish Kumar, Advisor (HQ) & CS Delhi.

 

Com. Dr. V.P. Singh, CS BSNL CO welcomed all the dignitaries in his welcome address. He Thanked the AIBSNLEA CHQ, especially the GS for extending the support and guidance to the Corporate Office branch being as a basic member of this Circle. He also expected the positive help from CHQ side on the policy matter issues in future.

Com. Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) CHQ in his address mentioned the achievements, efforts and role of AIBSNLEA CHQ in resolving the problems of entire Executives under the dynamic leadership of our beloved GS. He expressed his full belief that in the days to come, the members of BSNL CO Circle will participate in the Association/Joint Forum calls with full spirit, Strength and enthusiasm. He mentioned the importance of the participation of the members of BSNL CO Circle in Joint Forum calls and its impact on the entire country. At last he wish for the grand success of the Circle Conference.

 

Com. N.L. Sharma, AGS (HQ) in his address appealed for strengthening the membership in BSNL CO Circle. He also mentioned the special privilege to this Circle i.e. the GS is the basic member of this Circle .He appealed to grab this benefit by Circle.

 

Com. T.C. Jain FS CHQ & President, Corporate Office Circle in his address hoped for the success of the Circle Conference and requested to cooperate with Dias.

Com. Satish Kumar CS Delhi & Advisor (HQ) AIBSNLEA CHQ, in his address appealed all to ensure 100% participation in the Association / Joint Forum calls in line with the NTR/Delhi Circle Comrades. He mentioned that the success of the organizational calls is very much dependent of the participation of BSNL CO's comrades. He also expressed his dissatisfaction against the non-cooperative attitude of the BSNL CO members in the last Organizational programs.  At last he wish for the grand success of the Circle Conference
.

GS AIBSNLEA, Shri Prahlad Rai, congratulated the comrades of BSNL CO Circle for the successful Circle Conference. He elaborated the important and vital role of BSNL CO in resolving the problems of the Telecom Circles. Com GS mentioned that BSNL CO has a very important role because the formation of the policies takes place here. He appealed all the Executives' of BSNL CO to do their work with a great sincerity so that the problems of the territorial Circles may be resolved out in a time bound manner with a positive outcome and we can improve the financial health of BSNL. He mentioned that by this way only we can gain the satisfaction of the Circles. He mentioned that the proposals received from the Circles may be deal in a positive spirit in BSNL CO and the reply should be made to Circles also in a time bound manner.

Com GS informed that BSNL have made the heavy Loss in last several years. In his detailed address Com. GS mentioned that due to un-helping and over-jealous attitude of the Govt. i.e. unjustified payments and non refund of spectrum charges (3G & BWA) of Rs. 18,500 Crores, non-reimbursement of licenses fee, USO Charges, OPEX Charges, Notional loan on 14.5% interest to BSNL, withdrawal of ADC, Nonpayment of rural subsidy in-spite of NTP provisions has adversely affected the viability of BSNL. He informed that BSNL is spending a huge amount on 28,000 rural exchanges in rural areas telecom services but no decision on ADC charges is being taken by the Administrative Ministry. In addition of this Spectrum Allocation and bidding process on High rates are the example of step behavior of Government towards BSNL, which is a Government owned company. Scarcity of cables, telephone instruments, MLLN Modem, Broadband Modem, Drop wires etc has affected the quality & growth of services. He explained that how the AIBSNLEA is continuously pursuing these viability related issue with the BSNL Management and DoT.  He appealed to BSNL Management to suitably use the expertise of BSNL/s Civil/Electrical wings. Com. GS appealed all to participate in the Joint Forum agitation call in forthcoming 21st and 22nd April 2015 (2 days) strike programs.

 

 Com. GS explained the efforts extended by AIBSNLEA for all the cadres since after the merger of 10 DoT recognized Cadre Associations in AIBSNLEA like formation of Executive Promotion Policy, Benchmarks, Pay Fixation issue, Seniority issue in Para-8 transfers, Transfer policy issues, Soft tenure policy issues, CPCs in various cadres etc.

Com. GS stressed that the job satisfaction of the Direct Recruits of BSNL is at most important and AIBSNLEA is committed for the same. GS AIBSNLEA explained the continuous persuasion of AIBSNLEA for the early resolvement of the issues of the BSNL Direct Recruits, like CPSU cadre Hierarchy, extending full 30% Superannuation benefit to DRs, Pay parity issue of JTO 2007 and 2008 batch, EPF anomaly, need of Standard pay scales as the intermediate pay scale have been denied by DPE. He expressed his full commitment that the down gradation of the pay scale of the base cadre will not be allowed at any cost. Com. GS explained that the ongoing efforts  for the  next LDCE from JTO (T) to SDE(T), Efforts for  BSNL Board approval to all the HR issues cleared by BSNL MC,  GS expressed his full commitment to settle the each and every issue of BSNL Direct recruits. Com. GS apprised the status of HR issues related to various DPCs from JTO (T) to SDE (T), SDE(T)/DE(Ad) to DE(Reg), DE(Reg) to DGM, JAO to AO, AO to CAO & CAO(Ad) to CAO(Reg) and DGM (F) Adhoc to DGM(F) Regular, LDCE for SDE(T), DPC in C/E/Arch wings, PPS post creation in field units, Telecom Factory issues, AD(OL) cadre restructuring issues, CSS cadre issues,  regularization of Officiating JTOs etc.

At last Com GS mentioned that with the Cooperation of all
AIBSNLEA will become No.1 Executive Association during the membership verification of Executive Association and we will definitely resolve our all pending issues in the days to come. In the last stage of meeting an interactive session was also organized in which Com. GS replied all the queries of the members.

 

For the next term, Circle Body was elected unanimously, in which Shri Rajpal, Dr. V.P. Singh and Com Dinesh have been unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer respectively.   <<<<Click here for glimpses>>>>

08.04.2015: GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL  regarding request for early finalization of Standard pay scale of JTO equivalent (E2) and SDE equivalent (E3) <<<Click here for letter>>>>

07.04.2015: GS,  AGS (HQ) and CS (UP-West) met Director (HR), BSNL Board and discussed regarding:-

a. BSNL Board approval to all the HR issues cleared by BSNL MC: We requested to get the approval of BSNL Board on the HR issues cleared by BSNL Management Committee i.e. Finalization of JTO RR-2015, 5 advance increment to the JTOs (SRD), JAO 2013 Batch and PA/PS Cadre etc, Allowing Diploma Holders SDEs (C/E/Arch) to the promotion of EE(C/E/Arch), Diversion of 25% MT Quota CAO Posts to the Seniority Quota, E5 to E6 Time Bound Promotions to DGM under EPP etc. Director (HR) mentioned that in the BSNL Board meeting detail discussion took place regarding BSNL HR Plan and it was clarified that many HR related issues are not having relevance with HR Plan and needs clearance which is now appreciated by the Board. Such HR issues now will be placed in the next BSNL Board meeting for approval.

b. Implementation of DoT order regarding JTO/SDEs having Diploma Qualification with 10 years technical experience to be treated equivalent to B. Tech Degree: Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.

c. One year tenure in Srinagar (J&K) instead of one and half year: We requested Director (HR) for reducing the tenure of Srinagar (J&K) Circle from one and half year to one year in view of its extreme weather/environmental conditions. Director (HR) advised that let us find out the provision of tenure in Central Government Departments and other PSUs on that basis case can be examined. 

d. Avoid reversion of 73 JTOs/SDEs of UP (West) Circle: We requested to avoid reversion of 73 JTOs/SDEs of UP (West) Circle as per the court judgment and contempt case by creating some supernumerary posts of JTOs which has also been recommended by CGMT UP (West) Circle. Director (HR) immediately spoke to GM (Estt) and directed her to first discuss the matter with CS & Sr. GM (Legal) and then with him to resolve the issue to the extent possible.

e. Arrest of our officers by the CJM, Seppa: We informed Director (HR) about the arrest of our two officers namely Shri Tao Tana, SDOT, Seppa and Shri T.K. Mukhopadhyay, AO (TR), Ita Nagar on 27.03.2015 by the CJM, Seppa, East Kameng District. Out officers were given a notice by CJM Seppa to appear before his court on 27.03.2015 to give an explanation about the outstanding dues on his telephone connection. When our officers went there to represent the case, they were simply arrested without even being given a chance to explain their position. However, due to intervention of Joint Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations, GM and DGM of Arunachal Pradesh our officers released on bail on 29.03.2015. We requested to make an appeal against the arrest orders in the higher courts. Director (HR) assured to look into matter.

07.04.2015:  GS writes to

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

(ii) The GM(Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for posting/transfer/retention in the Cadre of AGM(T)  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii)The GM(Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for posting/transfer/retention in the Cadre of SDE(TF) <<<Click here for letter>>>

07.04.2015: Meeting with GM (Estt): GS met GM (Estt.) Shri R.K. Goyal and discussed regarding pending HR issues approval of BSNL Board. GM (Estt.) mentioned that all the HR issues cleared by BSNL MC i.e. JTO RR-2015, 5 advance increments to JTOs (SRD), JAO-2013 batch and PA/PS cadre could not be processed in today's BSNL Board meeting since there was no direction from above in this regard since the discussions on BSNL's HR Plan is going on. We explained that BSNL's HR in principal has been approved by BSNL Board hence all the pending HR issued cleared by BSNL MC have to be put up to Board for approval . GM (Estt.) assured to discuss the matter with director (HR) for further necessary action.

07.04.2015: GS, Advisor (HQ) and Vice President AIGETOA Com. Mantosh met CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding:

a. Grant of Meeting to AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA: We requested for grant of formal meeting to AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA to discuss the long pending issues. CMD spoke to DIR (HR) and asked to hold meeting with AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA at the earliest top discuss the long pending HR issues for an early solutions. He opined that some issues can be resolved during discussions itself.  Director (HR) assured him to arrange a meeting at the earliest.

b. Implementation of DoT order regarding JTO/SDEs having Diploma Qualification with 10 years technical experience to be treated equivalent B. Tech Degree: CMD assured to look into the matter.

c.   BSNL Board approval to all the HR issues cleared by BSNL MC long before: We requested to get the approval of BSNL Board on all the HR issues cleared by BSNL management Committee i.e. Finalization of JTO RR-2015, 5 advance increment to the JTOs (SRD), JAO 2013 Batch and PA/PS Cadre etc, Allowing Diploma Holders SDEs (C/E/Arch) to the promotion of EE(C/E/Arch). CMD mentioned that today in BSNL Board meeting detail discussion took place regarding BSNL HR Plan and it was clarified that many HR related issues are not having relevance with HR Plan and needs clearance which is now appreciated by the Board. Regarding implementation of Deloitte recommendation, CMD mentioned that it will be implemented in the manner so that no one is deprived from the promotions.

d. Consideration of requests under Para - 8 of JTOs: We apprised him that more than 500 JTOs requests under Para-8 are pending for the last 2-3 years for considerations but all these requests are not being considered due to shortage of JTOs/TTAs hence we requested for early finalization of JTO/TTA RRs so that recruitment may take place immediately.

e. DoT recommendations to 7th CPC for revision of pension of BSNL pensioners and withdrawal of 60:40 provision of BSNL receipts:  We requested to take up the issues with DoT for revision of pension of BSNL pensioners with 7th CPC and withdrawal of 60:40 provision of BSNL receipts. CMD informed that he has already written a DO letter on the issue of 60:40 provision withdrawal to DoT and will further write to DoT regarding pension revision of BSNL pensioners to be taken up with 7th CPC.

f. Avoid reversion of 71 JTOs/SDEs of UP (West) Circle: We requested to avoid reversion of 71 JTOs/SDEs of UP (West) Circle as per the court judgment and contempt case by creating some supernumerary posts of JTOs. CMD assured to look into the matter.

g. 30 % Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited Employees: We requested for implementation of DPE guideline on 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees by contributing 12% from BSNL. CMD BSNL informed that before BSNL Board meeting, the Remuneration Committee of BSNL Board meeting took place to discuss the matter but the committee did not reach to the conclusion, hence the matter could not be placed in BSNL Board meeting for approval.

h. One year tenure in Srinagar (J&K) instead of one and half year: We requested CMD for reducing the tenure of Srinagar (J&K) Circle from one and half year to one year in view of its extreme weather/environmental conditions. CMD assured to look into the matter. 

07.04.2015: BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding retention w.r.t. transfer & posting of AGM/DE of Telecom operation stream <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

07.04.2015: GS met Addl. GM (Pers.) Shri Deepak Agarwal and discussed regarding

(a)    CPC from JTO (T) to SDE(T) :- Addl. GM (Pers.) mentioned that scrutiny work of ACRs is in process but the promotion orders can be issued after the vacation of stay order from Hon'ble High Court Kerala on promotion. The case is now posted to be heard after summer vacation i.e. 20th May 2015.

(b)   CPC from DE to DGM: - Addl. GM (Pers.) mentioned that CPC work is in process but the TES Group 'B' seniority lists are being finalized on the basis of Rule-206 which may take some more time. However, the TES Group 'B' seniority lists 6 & 7 have been revised as per the judgment of Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh and Hon'ble Apex Court. The contempt cases in Chandigarh CAT bench and Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh are also being heard today and in view of the contempt cases BSNL has complied the Court order by revising the TES Group 'B' seniority lists No. 6 & 7 .

(c)    Creation of PPS Posts in field units:- Addl. GM (Pers.) informed that as per the direction of the Committee, some information regarding PA/PS cadre has been asked from the Circles which have not yet been received in Pers. Cell. However, he assured to issue reminder.

(d)   Restructuring of AD (O/L) Cadre: - Addl. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the clarification from DOT/DOP & T on this issued is still awaited. He assured to contact DOT for an early reply.

(e) Notional pay fixation of the upgraded pay scales w.e. f. 01.10.2000:- we requested to process the case to the competent authority as submitted by PGM (BW) through ED (NB) for JTO/SDE(C/E/Arch/TF) Engineering wings and PA/PS Cadres. Addl. (GM) assured to discuss the matter with AGM (Pers.) for an early action

During the meeting Shri Mukesh Kumar, new DGM (Pers.) was also present           

07.04.2015: GS met GM (FP) BSNL CO and discussed regarding

(a) CPC from AO to CAO (Regular):- We requested to expedite CPC from to AO to CAO regular. GM (FP) mentioned that CPC meeting is now decided to be held on 10.04.2015 instead of today due to business of CLO. He further mentioned that CPC is being conducted to fill-up 64+230 =294 CAO posts on regular basis. About 50 VCRs are still awaited but CPC work will be completed for all the eligible. AOs and promotion orders will be issued on receipt of the pending VCRs of these 50 AOs.

(b) Consideration of request transfers of AOs/CAOs: - We requested to consider pending request/ tenure transfer cases of AOs/CAOs. GM (FP) assured an early action in this regard.

06.04.2015:  GS writes to Shri Rakesh Garg, Chairman, TC & Secretary (Telecom), Department of Telecommunication Govt of India, Sanchar Bhavan New Delhi-110001 Sub: Inclusion of retired BSNL employees (Ex DOT recruits) in the preview Of 7th Pay commission for revision of their pension- <<<Click here for letter>>>

06.04.2015:  GS writes to

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

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

06.04.2015:STATUS OF COURT CASE W.R.T. JTO TO SDE DPC IN  HON'BLE  HC KERALA: The Court case came for hearing today but could not be heard due to paucity of time and posted for hearing after vacation in July,2015.
06.04.2015: BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding revision of seniority List 6 and 7 of TES Group B equivalent to SDE (T) w.r.t. Implementation of judgment dated 25.08.2009 of Hon'ble CAT, Chandigarh Bench in TA No. 84/HR/2009 etc.- <<<Click here for order>>>  <<<Modified List no.6>>>>  <<<Modified List no.7>>>>

AIBSNLEA WISHES

a very Happy & Prosperous

Mahavir Jayanti

to One & ALL

 

01.04.2015: GS Writes to :

Sri Rakesh Garg, Chairman Telecom Commission & Secretary, Department of Telecom Commission, New Delhi regarding attempt of DOT to change the pension rules is respect of DOT/DTS employees subsequently absorbed in BSNL <<<Click here for letter>>>

01.04.2015: GS Writes to :

GM (Pers), BSNL CO, New Delhi regarding request for cancellation of transfer orders of the CHQ/other office bearers of AIBSNLEA  <<<Click here for letter>>>

Com. P.Venugopal, DGM(Fin.) Selam TD, TN Circle & AIBSNLEA CHQ President on his superannuation retired today: We congratulate & greet Com. P.Venugopal - Our CHQ President on his superannuation on retirement. Com. P. Venugopal is the founder member of AIBSNLEA & serving this Association, now as CHQ President. We wish him a happy, prosperous & healthy retire life.