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BSNL EXECUTIVE DIARY - 2011

AIC NEWS-2010

Technical literature of LDCE Promotion to SDEs(T) Grade

LEGAL FUND: APPEAL TO ALL CSs/DSs/BSs :-As per the decision taken in the Chennai CWC on 02/12/2009, Please collect Rs.100/- per member towards legal fund and remit to CHQ.

31.01.2011: AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released the order from DoT regarding changing transfer order from zonal basis to adjacent Circles issued based on ODI list  Click here for letter

31.01.2011: GS writes to  

(i) The Sr. GM (Pers.), BSNL CO regarding Correction in TES Group-'B' seniority-Case of Shri B.M.L.Meena, SDE, Swaimadhopur Click Here for letter

(ii) The Sr.GM(Pers), BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of DE  Click Here for letter

(iii) The Executive Director (Fin), BSNL CO regarding non-promotion to the cadre of DGM (Finance)  Click Here for letter

(iv) The Sr. GM(Estt), BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of JTO(T)  Click Here for letter

(v) Shri Gopal Das, Chairman Cum Managing Director, BSNL  regarding grievances of Official Language Staff  Click Here for letter

(vi) The Sr.GM(Pers), BSNL COregarding request for transfer in the cadre of SDE(T)  Click Here for letter

(vii) Shri Gopal Das, Chairman Cum Managing Director, BSNL regarding request for redressal of grievances of Executives of Telecom Factories Click Here for letter

(viii) The PGM(FP), BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of Accounts Personnel  Click Here for letter

31.01.2011: GS, President, FS and OS(N) met PGM(FP) and discussed-

(a) Change of zonal transfer orders of Executives' to adjacent Circles- We requested PGM (FP) to consider for change of zonal transfers to adjacent Circles of the Executives' whose names appearing in ODI lists on the basis of recent DoT order . PGM (FP) assured to look into the matter.

(b) Consideration of request transfers of JAOs/AOs/CAOs-We requested for consideration of request transfers of JAOs/AOs/CAOs who has completed 2 years tenure on 31.12.2010. PGM(FP) assured to look into the matter.

(c) 1999 JAO Batch DPC- We requested to expedite 1999 JAO batch DPC . PGM(FP) mentioned that the matter is under consideration.

31.01.2011: The Convener, JAC of BSNL Associations/Unions of Executives & Non-Executives writes to CMD BSNL regarding grant of 78.2% IDA fitment benefit w.e.f. 01.01.2007 Click Here for Letter

28.01.2011: CEC Meet, AIBSNLEA Gujrat Circle at Ahmedabad Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, Shri P. Venugopal, President, Shri C.M. Saste, Organising Secretary (West) & Shri M.M. Kanani, Advisor (CHQ) attended CEC & Special General Body Meeting of Gujarat Circle at historic city of Ahmedabad on 28th January, 2011.

With the welcome address by Circle President, R.S. Parihar, CEC started at 10.00am at Sardar Patel Bhavan, Jilla Panchayat Premises, Bhadra, Ahmedabad.  All the Branch Secretaries submitted their report but the main concern of the all Branches was the viability of BSNL. In his address Circle Secretary, Shri Amalendu Guha touched all the important issues pertaining to Gujarat Circle being pursued at Circle as well as Head Quarter levels. He emphasized the need for strengthening the Association. He appreciated the performance of newly formed branches like Himatnagar, Palanpur & Amreli  for taking the association in majority. He also appreciated the efforts of leaders present in the CEC from Bhavnagar, Junagadh & Bhuj SSAs in forming the branches. Shri M.M. Kanani, Advisor in his address appreciated the working of Circle Body. Shri C.M. Saste, Organising Secretary (West) congratulated individually all branch secretaries for their outstanding performance. He also touched important HR issues particularly the issues of direct recruitee JTOs. Before the address of CHQ President & General Secretary, the CEC Members present in the CEC allowed to raise their queries before the General Secretary. Many CEC Members from various branches raised issues to be clarified by GS and also the issues to be taken-up at CHQ level. In his maiden address in front of Gujarat comrades, the newly elected CHQ President, Shri P. Venugopal appraised the efforts of CHQ in settling the issues and he also appreciated Gujarat Circle AIBSNLEA leaders for their outstanding organization performance. In his address Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary covered all the HR issues settled and also explained the latest position of pending issues to be settled at CHQ level. He also answered all the queries raised by the leaders to their satisfaction. GS appreciated Shri Amalendu Guha, Circle Secretary for arranging the meeting in a short notice. He congratulated Gujarat Circle body for taking AIBSNLEA in an unbelievable height in Gujarat. Apart from Circle Office bearers, Branch Secretaries, Branch Presidents and other CEC members from almost all the SSAs of Gujarat attended the Circle Executive Committee meeting.

Special General Body meeting of Gujarat Circle held at the same venue  at Ahmedabad on 28th January, 2011. The Special General Body meeting started at 3.30pm with the lightning of lamp by Chief Guest Shri S. Bhargava, Chief General Manager, Gujarat Circle, guest of honour Shri V.K. Sajnani, Sr. General Manager (Admn.), Gujarat Circle, CHQ Leaders Shri P. Venugopal, President, Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, Shri C.M. Saste, Orgnising Secretary(West) & Shri M.M. Kanani, Advisor (CHQ). All dignitaries welcomed on the dais and presented with bouquet to make the event more beautiful. The Sardar Patel Bhavan was jam packed with enthusiastic members of AIBSNLEA working in Ahmedabad. Shri R.S. Parihar, Circle President in his welcome address informed that in a short notice such a huge gathering at Sardar Patel Bhawan shows the strength of Association in Gujarat. He requested CGMT to take up with corporate office for posting of IFA in Ahmedabad Telecom. District. He pointed out that it is the time to formulate BSNL's own rules and regulations as after 10 years we continue to refer ages old P&T manuels and financial hand books, which are not relevant at this point of time in view of competition with private operators. He also touched various issues relating to viability of BSNL as well as HR issues. In his key note address Circle Secretary, Gujarat Circle, Shri Amalendu Guha touched various issues blocking the growth of BSNL in Gujarat Circle and requested CGMT to take necessary action to remove all such hurdles blocking the growth of BSNL in Gujarat Circle. He also pointed out number of HR issues like considering all request transfer by putting cut-off month as August instead of March, non implementation of instructions issued by Circle Office in SSAs, Posting of office bearers in administration, wrong APAR review by officers due to lack of knowledge, whimsical charge sheeting by GM (East), ATD etc. Shri M.M. Kanani, Advisor (CHQ) appreciated Shri S. Bhargava, CGMT for his positive initiative after joining Gujarat Circle and giving confidence to BSNL employees. He also made various suggestions to make BSNL profitable. In his address Shri C.M. Saste, Organising Secretary (West) touched various issues. He also pointed out non consideration of Civil/Electrical/Architectural executives for any award. Shri P. Venugopal, CHQ President in his address enlighten the members about the financial position of BSNL with facts and figures and cautioned the members about the future of BSNL but at the same time he gave an assurance that if we provide quality service to our valued customers there won't be any question on the future of 1,60,000 Cr. asset valued BSNL. Shri V.K. Sajnani, Sr. GM (Admn) in his address stressed the need of positive approach for growth of BSNL. Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary appraised the members about the resolution passed in Goa CWC to change the Gujarat circle head, activities at BSNL Board resulting into negative growth of BSNL, Indifferent attitude of DoT & administrative Ministry towards BSNL, Status of ITS absorption, reason for not agreeing disinvestment of BSNL, reason for participating in strike etc. He also informed in detail about the HR issues settled and latest status of pending HR issues. He also appreciated the entire AIBSNLEA Gujarat Circle for their performance and convening the meeting at a short notice. Shri S. Bhargava, Chief General Manager Gujarat Circle in his address informed the gathering that Gujarat Circle is presently earning more than 60% revenue from landline but the situation in Gujarat is that most of the newly developed areas are TNF. To fetch more revenue from landline a detailed TNF area blue print prepared for Gujarat Circle and identified the total requirement of UG cable for making all areas TF atleast in the coming financial year. He further pointed out that his main focus are (1) Earning more revenue (2) Quality Service & (3) Better customer service.  To give quality service to the customers he already started surprise visit of exchange areas for which he has already chalked out the strategy to identify the non performer. CGMT further informed that EB is growing in Gujarat and presently a negotiation is going on with Adani Group. He expressed his concern on the expenditure of approx 1 crore incurred on transfer last year. Meeting concluded with vote of thanks by Shri Rajesh Nayyar, ACS at 6.30pm.Click here for Glimpses.

28.01.2011: Hon'ble CAT Chennai case on BSNLMS RR- Today final argument is over. Court directed to submit written brief on Monday. Judgment will be delivered afterwards either on Monday or succeeding days of the week.
28.01.2011: BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding Inter Circle Transfer of SDE(Telecom) Click Here for letter

27.01.2011:  Felicitation Programme  organised by the All the Branches of AIBSNLEA Stationed at Jaipur GS, Com. Bhagwan Singh, AGS(HQ), Com. Devesh Sharma, Org. Secy.(N) & Com. Karan Singh, Adviser attended & addressed Felicitation Programme  organised by All the Branches of AIBSNLEA Stationed at Jaipur for Newly elected CHQ Office Bearers from Rajasthan Circle on Thursday, 27th January, 2011 at 18.00 hrs. at Hotel Diana Palace, Ajmer Road, Near Old Shalimar Cinema, Jaipur.

Shri P.K. Agarwal, Principal General Manager, Jaipur Telecom District presided over the function and Shri H.P. Meena, Sr.General Manager(Fin), O/o CGMT Rajasthan was  the Guest of Honor.  Sh. M.K. Morodia, Branch Secretary, Jaipur Telecom District; Sh. R.C. Sharma, Branch Secretary, Transmission Branch; Sh. H.O. Gupta, Branch Secretary, Circle Office and Sh. Prem Singh, Branch Secretary RTTC Branch delivered the welcome & greeting address. Sh.P.R. Leel, Circle President & Sh.O.P. Jat, Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA Rajasthan Circle also addressed the august house.

Com. GS extend sincere gratitude and thanks to all the branches of AIBSNLEA Stationed at Jaipur of Rajasthan Circle for arranging felicitation programme to welcome newly elected Central Office bearers of AIBSNLEA from Rajasthan Circle. In his address he appraised in detail his efforts to unite the executives and discussed the status of HR issues and the issues related to the Viability of BSNL.

Shri P.K. Agarwal, Principal General Manager, Jaipur Telecom District in his address thanked for inviting him on the occasion and stressed upon the United efforts by each and every executives to strengthen the BSNL and its viability.  PGMTD, Jaipur in his address also stressed upon the utilization of available resources upto maximum extend in the interest of BSNL. 

Shri H.P. Meena, Sr. General Manager (Fin), O/o CGMT Rajasthan in his address appreciated the efforts made by AIBSNLEA's executives for the developmental works carried out in BSNL.  Smt. Neeru Bhargava, OS(C), AIBSNLEA Raj. Circle extended vote of thanks. A delicious dinner was also arranged on the occasion. The hall of Hotel Diana Palace was jam packed. Click here for Glimpses.

27.01.2011: BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding Transfer/ Posting in the grade of CE(C) Click Here for letter
27.01.2011: IDA Pension Revision Case:

Congratulations! Cabinet approved IDA Pension Revision for BSNL Pensioners. GS discussed with DDG(Estt.) DoT regarding IDA Pension Revision approval from Cabinet. DDG(Estt.) DoT informed that Cabinet approval on IDA Pension Revision case as been received & the necessary order from DoT for IDA Pension Revision will be issued within one month period.

27.01.2011: Hon'ble CAT Chennai case on BSNLMS RR- The case came for final hearing in  Hon'ble CAT Chennai today; Petitioner's side final argument is over and  BSNL's side final argument will be continued on tomorrow.

25.01.2011: GS writes to The PGM(FP), BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of Accounts Personnel's   Click Here for letter

24.01.2011: DPE issued order regarding  Board level posts and below Board level posts including non-unionised supervisors in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)- Revision of scales of pay w.e.f. 01.01.1997 - Payment of IDA at revised rates regarding Click Here for Letter

24.01.2011: IDA Pension Revision Case: It is reliably learnt that IDA Pension Revision Case of BSNL Pensioners was discussed in the Cabinet Meeting held on 2oth Jan.2011. The outcome of discussion is expected in this week.

22/01/2011:-  Special General Body meeting of  Mumbai branch  at Prabhadevi : General Secretary Com. Prahlad Rai, Org. Secretary ( W) Com. C.M.Saste, Advisor-IV Com. A.G. Joshi, AGS CHQ Com. K.P. Nair, CWC Member Com. A.M. Bhalerao, ACS Com. R.P.Ghtane attended the Special General Body meeting of Mumbai at Prbhadevi.  Com. R.Jayaraman  BS Mumbai discussed the local problems and details of AIC. Org. Secretary (W), Advisor IV, and  Circle Secretary MH Circle addressed and discussed the strengthening  of Association. Com. GS, appraised the house regarding the viability of BSNL. He stressed out for providing the quality service to BSNL customers, which is the need of the hour. GS in his address informed the gathering about the manner by which the Govt./DoT is pilling their hands from BSNL and how the Govt. is moving in a calculated way to make BSNL Sick. GS also described about the status of various HR issues and the pending issues which the association has taken up with the administration, the reasons for calling the recent two days strike and its outcome, IDA pension revision for BSNL's pensioners, impressed upon early finalization of ITS Officers absorption issue in BSNL and various other important issues related to viability of BSNL. Com. T.M Sambhashivah extended vote of thanks

21.01.2011 : Special General Body Meeting of Telecom Factory Branch at Telecom Factory Mumbai Campus: GS, CS Maharashtra Circle, Branch Secretary, Mumbai Branch attended and addressed the special General Body Meeting of Telecom Factory Branch at Telecom Factory Mumbai Campus.  Shri V. B. Pawar, JTO, Br. Secretary & Shri M. Narendra  DGM & President of Telecom Factory Branch Mumbai in their welcome address appreciated the efforts of AIBSNLEA for settling the long pending issues of Telecom Factory executives i.e. filling up of vacant AGM (TF) posts, DPC from JTO (TF) to SDE (TF), regularization of STS (TF) officers, ACP benefits and support extended to Telecom Factory for manufacturing SIM cards, OF cable connectors, Drop wire,  MDF splitter etc.  Com. CS Maharashtra in his address discussed the pending problems of TF Executives and All India level HR issues mainly DPCs to fill up vacant posts of SDEs / DEs / DGMs equivalent. Com. GS in his address appraised in detail the efforts taken by AIBSNLEA in settling the pending issues of Telecom Factory Executives and assured for early settlement of pending issues. He also discussed in detail the issues related to viability of BSNL and appealed the TF executives to utilize Telecom Factory infrastructure of its best for manufacturing the Telecom spares  viz., SIM cards, Drop wire,  OF cable connectors, MDF splitters etc. and to utilize their expertise so that they can contribute for the growth of BSNL and can save BSNL revenue. Com. GS alongwith other Circle officer bearers visited Telecom Factory manufacturing units and appreciated their expertise and motivated them to increase the production.  TF Branch Office Bearers inform that Telecom Factory has infrastructure, capacity for more production but BSNL C.O. and Circles are not placing the order to Telecom Factory as required.  Even MDF splitters for Broad Band connections are manufactured and lying unutilized and not being ordered to TF.  They demanded that BSNL C.O. should issue instructions to Circles for the procurement of above Telecom Spares / items from Telecom Factory only. Shri M.Y. Siddiqui, Vice President extended vote of thanks.

21.01.2011: Hon'ble CAT Chennai posted hearing on 27.01.2011 on stay granted on BSNLMS RR- The case was listed for hearing today on stay granted by Hon'ble CAT Chennai on BSNLMS RR and  was posted for hearing on 27.01.2011.

20.01.2011: GS, President, FS and OS (North) met GM (EF & Taxation) and discussed:-

(a) Withdrawal of clarifications dated 19.02.2010  and 13.10.2010 issued by BSNL Corporate Office w.r.to AAO/Sr.AO/Sr.SDE and PA/PSs cadres, pay fixation in Executive Promotion Policy.:- We apprised her about the wrong clarification issued by BSNL CO Pers. cell wherein huge recoveries are being made and the pay of the Executive's is reduced . We requested her to examine the case being the member of the Committee. GM(EF) assured to look into the matter.

(b) Early settlement of Pay anomaly cases wherein senior Executives are drawing less pay than their juniors- We requested for the settlement pay anomaly cases wherein senior Executives are drawing less pay than juniors on implementation of EPP. GM (EF) assured look into the matter.

20.01.2011: GS, President, OS (North) & Ex-President met PGM (FP) and discussed:-

(a)  Consideration of request transfers of JAOs / AOs /CAOs/DGMs: - We requested for consideration of request transfers of JAOs / AOs /CAOs who completed two years tenure on 31st December-2010. PGM (FP) assured to discuss the matter with ED (Finance) and thereafter the necessary action in this regard will be taken.

(b)  Promotion fo CAO to DGM(F) left out cases: - We requested to initiate DPC for 61 left cases of DGM(F). PGM (FP) assured for conducting early DPC for left out cases.

(c)  DPC of JAO- 1999 JAO batch: We requested for holding of DPC of JAOs 1999 batch to AAO on retrospective date as assured. PGM (FP) assured on early action.

20.01.2011: GS, President, FS and OS (N) met CMD and discussed :-

(a) Settlement of the pending HR issues:- Settlement of the pending HR issues discussed in the formal meeting held on 14.01.2011 with AIBSNLEA; CMD after detailed discussion, assured to look into the matter.

(b) DPC from DE(Regular) to DGM (Engg.)- We requested to release promotion order from DE (Regular) to DGM (Engg.) against the vacant post of DGM posts since the DPC work has been completed. CMD assured to look into the matter.

(c) Cancellation of Zonal transfer orders of BSNL Executives' under ODI list- We requested to issue instructions for withdrawal of DoT Vigilance cell instructions regarding Zonal transfers of BSNL Executives' under ODI list. We appraised him on the discussions held on 06.01.2011 with Secy. DOT on this issue.

CMD confirmed that now Secy (T) has given approval for the Inter Circle transfers instead of Zonal transfer of BSNL Executives' under ODI list. We further requested to cancellation of Zonal transfers issued earlier. After discussions CMD assured to look into the matter. 

(d) Early settlement of Pay anomaly cases wherein senior Executives are drawing less pay than their juniors- We requested for the settlement pay anomaly cases wherein senior Executives are drawing less pay than juniors on implementation of EPP. CMD assured look into the matter.

20.01.2011: BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding Office-Bearers of All India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Executives' Association- Circulation of Names reg. Click Here for Letter
20.01.2011: GS writes to

(i) The Sr. GM (Pers), BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of SDE(T) Click Here for Letter

(ii)  The PGM (BW), BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of EE(C) Click Here for Letter

(iii) The PGM (BW), BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of EE(C)  Click Here for Letter

19.01.2011: Status of IDA Pension Revision case- GS discussed regarding IDA Pension Revision case with DDG (Estt.) DoT. DDG (Estt.) informed that Cabinet note on IDA Pension Revision case has been sent to Cabinet for approval. It is expected that within this month Cabinet may approve the case.  

19.01.2011: GS, President, FS , OS(North) met Sr.GM (Pers.) and discussed-

(a) DPC from JTO (T) to SDE(T)-We expressed our serious concern against delay in completing the DPC from JTO (T) to SDE(T) . Sr. GM (Pers) mentioned that DPC work is in progress but still some circles are to sent ACRs/VCRs of eligible JTOs. He further mentioned that DPC got delayed due to some court cases held by some JTOs challenging eligibility list and they are continuing their opposition. However , efforts are being made to complete the DPC as per rules.

(b) DPC from DE(Regular) to DGM (Engg.)- We requested to release promotion order from DE (Regular) to DGM (Engg.) since the DPC work has been completed. Sr.GM (Pers) assured to look into the matter.

(c) Immediate withdrawal of clarifications dated 19.02.2010  and 13.10.2010 issued by BSNL Corporate Office w.r.to AAO/Sr.AO/Sr.SDE and PA/PSs cadres, pay fixation in Executive Promotion Policy- Sr. GM (Pers) informed that Committee headed by Sr.GM (Estt.) is holding its meeting on 27.01.2011 and thereafter the decision in this regard will be taken.

(d) Early settlement of Pay anomaly cases wherein senior Executives are drawing less pay than their juniors- Sr. GM(Pers) mentioned that some anomaly cases are being examined and thereafter the matter will be discussed with competent authority to take up the matter in the BSNL Management Committee.

(e) Consideration of request/tenure transfers of SDEs/DEs- We requested for consideration of request/tenure transfers of SDEs/DEs. Sr. GM (Pers) assured to look into the matter.

18.01.2011: GS writes to

(i) Shri R. Chandrasekhar, Secretary (T), DoT, Govt. of India,  New Delhi regarding transfer of Officers appearing in Agreed list/ODI (Officers of Doubtful Integrity) lists out of zone  Click Here for Letter

(ii) Shri S.C. Mishra, PGM (BW), BSNL CO regarding calculation of  vacancy position in the cadre of SDE (Civil) under seniority-cum-fitness quota Click Here for Letter

17.01.2011: GS, President, FS and OS (North) met  Madam Geeta Rau , ED(F) and greeted her on assuming the High Office of ED(F) BSNL. We assured our full co-operation.
17.01.2011: Hon'ble CAT Chennai posted hearing on 21.01.2011 on stay granted on BSNLMS RR- The case was listed for hearing today on stay granted by Hon'ble CAT Chennai on BSNLMS RR. The senior advocate of applicants did not appear and junior lawyer requested for postponement. Respondents and our lawyer pleaded that the case has already been postponed from 21.12.2010 to 04.01.2011 & from 04.01.2011 to 17.01.2011 and further postponement is not justified. However  the case is posted for hearing on 21.01.2011.
17.01.2011:-  On our consistent efforts BSNL CO Pers. cell issued tenure transfer orders of SDEs(T). Click Here for Order1 & Order2
14.01.2011:-   SUBSCRIPTION  ENHANCED TO Rs 50/-:- As per decision of representative council of 3rd AIC held at Kolkata, Subscription (Union fee) enhanced to Rs 50/- from Rs.30/- per member per month with effect from the month of January 2011. Out of Rs.50/-, Rs.10/- for AIC fee, Rs. 20/- for CHQ quota,  Rs.10/- for Circle quota and Rs.10/- for Branch quota. Kindly collect subscription (Union fee) of Rs.50/-per member/month w.e.f January 2011.
14.01.2011:-   BSNL Corporate office issued letter regarding Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) for promotion to the grade of SDE (C) under 33 % quota : Regarding scheme and syllabus Click Here for scheme and syllabus

13.01.2011: JTOs officiating contempt case in Hon'ble Chandigarh High Court: Contempt of Court case in JTOs Officiating could not be heard on 13.01.2011. Senior advocates not present due to ill health. Case is adjourned to 01.02.2011.

13.01.2011: GS writes to

(i) The Sr.GM(FP), BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of Accounts personnel Click Here for Letter

(ii) The Addl. GM(Pers), BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of SDE(T) Click Here for Letter

(iii) The Addl. GM(Pers), BSNL CO regarding request for modification/correction in seniority list in the cadre of SDEs(T) Click Here for Letter

13.01.2011: GS writes to Shri Gopal Das, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Bharat Sanchar Nigam  Limited, New Delhi regarding resolutions passed in the 3rd All India Conference of AIBSNLEA held at Kolkata from 30.12.2010 to 01.01.2011 Click Here for Resolutions & Annexure
Click Here for AIBSNLEA Haryana Circle website

13.01.2011:  JTO(T) to SDE(T) DPC GS, OS(N) met  Addl. GM(Pers.) and discussed about JTO(T) to SDE(T) DPC. Addl. GM(Pers.) informed that JTO(T) to SDE(T) DPC is under process but could not be completed because of non-receipt of some  ACRs/VCRs from the following Circles :- ALTTC,GZB; Chatisgarh; ETR; NE-II; UP(W). All the concern Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested for immediate sending of required ACRs/VCRs to expedite the DPC.

12.01.2011: Important: Attention to all Circle Secretaries: SEA Section, Corporate Office has called for information about JAO vacancy, officiating JAOs details etc. vide letter No. 4-33/2011-SEA dated 2-11-2010 followed by reminders dated 20.12.2010 and 6.01.2011. Still many circles have not sent the details as requested by SEA Section. As it is urgently required. all the circles secretaries and circle presidents are requested to pursue with circle IFAs and arrange to forward the data immediately to SEA Branch. Click Here for Letter

11.01.2011: GS , President and AGS(F) met Sr.GM (Training) and discussed:-

(a) Mandatory Trainings- As per our CWC Goa & 3rd AIC resolutions to discontinue mandatory trainings after each financial upgradation of EPP, we requested Sr. GM (Training) to discontinue mandatory trainings after each financial upgradation of EPP and to conduct trainings/online exams in the respective SSAs only to avoid huge expenditures. Sr. GM(Training) informed that decision to discontinue mandatory training in training centres has been taken, now the modalities to supply study material and conducting online exams after each financial upgradation of EPP is being finalised. Necessary order in this regard will be issued shortly.

(b) Proper utilization of Training Centres- We requested for proper utilization of Training Centres through out the country by providing summer trainings to Engineering Students , Corporate Training to Private Operators Staff and planning to start Technical Institutions to earn Revenue for BSNL. Sr. GM (Training) mentioned that BSNL Corporate Office instructions are available for best utilization of Training Centres as suggested above i.e. Hyderabad RTTC earned Rs 6 Crores revenue through summer trainings but  Ahemdabad RTTC could not earn even Rs 50 Thousand through these courses. Hence it depends on the RTTC staff and Circle Administration that how best they can use the resources. Regarding starting of Technical Institutes he mentioned that though BSNL has the infrastructure but the expert manpower to run faculties will be difficult. However , if BSNL Management takes some policy decision on this issue, it can become a reality.

11.01.2011: GS ,FS and CS(Delhi Circle) met ED(NB) and discussed:-

(a) Unjustified transfer and postings in QA Circle- We expressed our concern against Unjustified transfer and postings of SDEs (T) in QA Circle. ED(NB) assured to look into the matter.

(b) Improvement in production of Telecom Factories-  ED (NB) mentioned that there is a appreciable improvement in Telecom Factories production i.e. Manufacturing of SIM cards , Drop Wires, Towers etc are being manufactured to meet out the BSNL's requirement and even the material can be sell out to private players.

(c)  Utilization of BSNL's Buildings- We requested to take necessary steps for the utilization of all BSNL's buildings and to get transferred the assets from DoT to BSNL. ED(NB) mentioned that already instructions have been issued to Circles for the full utilization of BSNL's building by its own or renting out . Similarly to share BSNL's towers with private operators to earn revenue at least Rs 35,000/- Per Month Per Tower for one operator. Some Circles i.e. Kerala, Punjab , J&K etc. have earned good revenue by Tower Sharing but many circles are yet to initiate the action. Regarding transferring of assets from DoT to BSNL to prepare the details of assets and as advised by Member (T) some BSNL's staff have been deputed to DoT to expedite the work.

11.01.2011: GS, President and OS(North) met PGM(Pers.) and discussed:-

(a) DPC from JTO (T) to SDE(T) -  We requested to expedite the DPC from JTO(T) to SDE(T) on Seniority cum Fitness quota. PGM(Pers) mentioned that the DPC is in process but some circles are yet to send the ACRs/ VCRs and Seniority lists to BSNL Corporate Office. He assured an early action in this regard.

(b)  Promotion from DE (Regular) to DGM-  We expressed our serious concern against delay in issuing promotion order from DE(Regular) to DGM (Engg.). We explained that CAT Chennai stay order against promotion from Grp'B' to STS grade is applicable but it is not effecting promotion from Regular STS to JAG. PGM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(c)  Implementation of decisions taken in the meeting held on 14.12.2010 with AIBSNLEA -  We requested for early Implementation of decisions taken in the meeting held on 14.12.2010 with AIBSNLEA. PGM(Pers.) assured to go through the minutes of the meeting issued by Sr.GM(SR) and to have follow up actions.

10.01.2011:-   BSNL Corporate office issued letter regarding Transfer and posting of Executive s [AGM/DE] in the Telecom Operation Stream   Click Here for letter
10.01.2011:-   BSNL Corporate office issued letter regarding posting of SDEs (Telecom) in TERM Cell of DoT Click Here for letter

10.01.2011:- GS, President, FS and OS (North) met PGM (FP) and discussed:-

a)  Consideration of request transfers of JAOs / AOs /CAOs: - We requested for consideration of request transfers of JAOs / AOs /CAOs who completed two years tenure on 31st December-2010. PGM (FP) assured to discuss the matter with ED (Finance) and thereafter the necessary action in this regard will be taken.

b)  1999 JAO batch DPC: - We requested to initiate DPC for 1999 JAO batch to AAO on retrospective date. PGM (FP) assured to recommend the case for holding DPC for 1999 JAO batch to AAO on retrospective date to the competent authority for approval.

c)  Pay anomaly case of JTO/ JAO 2007 -2008 batches: - We requested for early submission of committee report for the removal of pay anomaly case of JTO/ JAO 2007 -2008 batches. PGM (FP) Chairman Committee informed that committee has not completed its discussions on this issue. He assured to consider the views of our Association on this issue.

d)  5.5 million GSM line Tender: - On our query regarding finalisation of 5.5 million GSM line Tender, PGM (FP) mentioned that the matter has been sent to Independent External Monitors (IEM) committee for their comments. It is understood that the IEM Committee has suggested refloating the tender. It is unfortunate that 3rd time GSM tender may face the cancellation which will badly effect the growth of BSNL.

07.01.2011: GS writes to

(i)  The Sr. GM(FP), BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of Accounts personnel Click Here for Letter

(ii) The Sr.GM(Estt), BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of JTO(T)  Click Here for Letter

(iii) The Addl. GM(Pers), BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of DEs  Click Here for Letter

07.01.2011: GS, President, FS and OS (North) met PGM (BW), greeted him on New Year 2011 and discussed various issues as under:

1. Promotion from JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil) - We express our serious concern for getting delayed the Promotion from JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil), because the people are in JTO (C) cadre from last 23 years. PGM (BW) mentioned that due to the shortage of posts in SDE cadre the DPC is getting delayed. He assured to take the action to expedite the DPC. He mentioned that he has also exploring the possibility for getting sanctioned the more posts of SDE(C) and EE(C) so that the present stagnation in the Civil Wing can be met out. We assured him to extend our help from the Association side in the same.

 (b) Consideration of request / tenure transfers of SDEs / EEs (C) : We requested for consideration of request / tenure transfers and modification of some transfer orders of SDEs (C) / EEs (C).  PGM (BW) assured to look into the matter.

07.01.2011: GS, President, FS and OS (North) met PGM (E), greeted him on New Year 2011 and discussed various issues as under:

1. Promotion from SDE (Elect.) to EE (Elect.) We requested PGM (E) to expedite the DPC from SDE (Elect) to EE (Elect). PGM (E) mentioned that the DPC is getting delayed due to the non-receipt of Vigilance clearance. As soon as the all vigilance clearance is received, the DPC will immediately be conducted.

2. Regularization of EE (Electrical) - We requested PGM (E) to expedite to hold DPC for regularization of about Adhoc EEs (Electrical). PGM (E) assured to look into the matter.

3. Promotion to EE (Electrical) to SE (Electrical):- On our query for the promotion of EE (Electrical) to SE (Electrical), PGM (Electrical informed that there is no vacancy as on date in the cadre of SE (Electrical).

06.01.2011:  GS, President, FS, OS(N) and AFS met Secretary (T) DoT , greeted him on New year and discussed :-

1. Appointment of CMD, Director (EB/Finance) BSNL- We expressed our serious concern against abnormal delay in appointing CMD, Director (Finance/EB) BSNL. Secretary (T) mentioned that Ministry is also equally concern  on this issue but due to some court cases appointments of Director (Finance/ EB)  are delayed and appointment of CMD case is under consideration.

2. Absorption of ITS Officers in BSNL/ MTNL- We requested him to complete the process for the absorption of ITS Officers in BSNL /MTNL. Secy (T) informed that still comments of Nodal Ministries  are awaited on Cabinet Note. He assured that as soon as the comments are received, Cabinet note will be sent to Cabinet for approval immediately. He appreciated our concern on this issue.

3. Modification of Zonal transfer orders of BSNL Executives' under ODI list- We requested to issue instructions for withdrawal of DoT Vigilance cell instructions regarding zonal transfers of BSNL Executives' under ODI list. Secy (T) after brief discussions assured to look into the matter. 

06.01.2011:  GS, President, FS, OS (N) and AFS met Member (T) DoT , greeted him on New year and discussed-

(a)    Appointment of CMD, Director (EB/Finance) BSNL - On our query,   regarding abnormal delay in appointing CMD, Director (Finance/EB) BSNL. Member (T) informed that PSEB is not conducting interviews due to pending court cases for Directors (Finance/EB) BSNL. Regarding CMD appointment it is understood that Hon'ble MoC&IT has advised search committee to further make efforts for searching a person for CMD BSNL. Search Committee may soon re-initiate the efforts on this issue. It seems that the old process is not being considered due to complaints.

(b)   Transfer of Lands from DoT to BSNL - We requested for immediate transferring of assets from DoT to BSNL as per Government order Sep. 2000 and resented against utilisation of BSNL's land/buildings for TERM/CCA Cells of DoT . Member (T) informed that DoT is using only those lands/buildings of BSNL which are vacant and remaining unused by BSNL . Regarding transferring the fixed assets to BSNL for the use of its own. Member (T) mentioned that he has already  advised ED (NB), BSNL to discuss the matter with DDG (Security), DoT for completing the process.

(c)    5.5 Million GSM Lines Tender- We requested for the early completion of the 5.5 Million GSM Lines Tender of BSNL because North and East zones are having capacity crunch. Member (T) mentioned that today IEMs (Independent External Monitors) meeting is taking place today to examine the tendering process. He assured that no hindrance is being created from DoT

06.01.2011:  GS, President, FS, OS (N) and AFS met Member (Services), Member (F), Advisor (Operations), DDG (Estt.) and DDG (Security) DoT , greeted them on New year 2011 .

05.01.2011: GS, President, Ex-President, FS, AGS (F) and OS (North) met CMD BSNL on courtesy call- We extended our sincere thanks to CMD BSNL for gracing the Open Session of 3rd All India Conference of AIBSNLEA at Kolkata on 31.12.2010. We also informed CMD about the unanimous election of the new CHQ body of AIBSNLEA. CMD appreciated the same, inquired about the Association activities and the collection of subscription of the members in the Association.

CMD also expressed the serious concern about the falling revenue of BSNL. We mentioned that the revenue of BSNL has slightly increased recently in the month of November 2010 about Rs 200 Crores and this is a ray of hope for BSNL to further increase the revenue. CMD appreciated our concern. We assured CMD our fullest co-operation.

05.01.2011: GS, President, FS, AGS (F) and OS (North) met other Senior Officers on courtesy call i.e Director (CM), ED(CA), PGM(Pers), PGM (FP), PGM(Regulation), Sr.GM(Estt.), Sr.GM (SR) and GM (BBF) and discussed some HR issues and the issues related to Viability of BSNL 
05.01.2011: BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding  LDCE for promotion to the grade of SDE (Civil)/SDE (Electrical) & AE (Arch.) Click Here for letter & list of candidates in JTO(C)/JTO(E)l JTO( Arch.)
05.01.2011:GS writes to The CMD BSNL, New Delhi regarding election of the new Central Office Bearers for AIBSNLEA Click Here for Letter
04.01.2011: Open session of 3rd All India Conference of AIBSNLEA at Kolkata-Click below for the Live coverage of the addresses given by following dignitaries on the occasion of Open session of 3rd All India Conference of AIBSNLEA at Kolkata on 31-12.2010

04.01.2011: Date of next hearing in OA no. 983 in Hon'ble CAT Chennai is fixed on 17/01/2011 : Hearing is took place today in Hon'ble CAT Chennai and further the case has been posted for final  hearing on 17/01/2011. 

01.01.2011: Today's session was started with the Open discussion on Viability of BSNL and around 30 delegates of various Circles shared their views in the august house. In the afternoon session all the Circle Secretaries put their Circle report before the august house. In the evening, the election of new Central Office Bearers was conducted under the Chairmanship of Shri Vaidyanathan, Election Officer (Circle Secretary Chennai   Circle) and Shri S.L. Sharma, Asstt. Election Officer (CWC Member of Gujrat Circle)  who were nominated by the house. The following Office Bearers were elected unanimously.

President     -        Shri P. Venugopal, DGM(F), BSNL CO, New Delhi

Vice President-1    Shri Manas K Roy, West Bengal

Vice President-2    Smt. Baby Rani, Kerala

General Secretary  Shri Prahlad Rai, AGM(ESY), BSNL CO, Delhi

AGS (Engg.)          Shri R B Athani, DE Karnataka

AGS (Finance)      Shri  G.R. Sharma, DGM(IA), BSNL CO, New Delhi

AGS (Civil/Elec.)   Shri Pradeep Goyal, EE(C),  Lucknow

AGS (General)      Shri K.P. Nair, PA, Kalyan

AGS (HQ)              Shri Bhagwan Singh, Sr. SDE(Mktg.) CM, JP TD

Financial Secy.    Shri B. Ravindranath, DM (EF), BSNL CO, New Delhi

Asstt. FS               Shri P.C. Joshi, SDE(E), Meerut

Org. Secy. (N)       Shri Devesh Sharma, AM (NWP-GSM), BSNL CO, New Delhi

Org. Secy. (S)       Shri B.S. Reddy, DE(ITPC), Hyderabad

Org. Secy. (E)       Shri Amit Kumar Gupta, DGM(NWO) Kolkatta

Org. Secy. (W)     Shri C.M. Saste, DE, Pune

In addition to the above Central Office Bearers the following Advisors were also elected unanimously :

Advisor-I              Shri V. Keshava Rao, DGM(F),  Vijayawada

Advisor-II             Shri  Karan Singh, AGM(MNS), Jaipur

Advisor-III            Shri Parvez Khan, Bhopal

Advisor-IV            Shri A.G. Joshi, Satara

Advisor-V             Shri M.M. Karnani, Ahmedabad

Advisor-VI            Shri V.K. Paramshivam, Karaikudi

Advisor-(Legal)     Shri S.K. Dalai, Bhubanehwar

Newly elected office bearers have taken oath.

Newly elected representative have congratulated Shri K. Satyanaraya, outgoing President for his efforts in forming the organisaiton and also for his contribution as President of the organisation and expected the same in the future also.

At the closure of the AIC meeting, Comrade P. Venugopal, President CHQ thanked all the participants and the Circle President & Circle Secretary, Kolkata & WB Circles, all the organizing committee members and the members of Kolkata & WB Circles for making the 3rd 2nd All India Conference a grand success by their useful deliberations. At last he declared closure of the 3rd AIC.

31.12.2010: Open session of 3rd All India Conference of AIBSNLEA at Kolkata Open session of 3rd All India Conference of AIBSNLEA was held at 15.30 hours at The Heritage Academy auditorium, Kolkata. The Open Session started with a glittering & colorful Cultural Programme which was arranged by Host Circle. The Open Session was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by Shri Gopal Das, CMD, BSNL, Shri D.P. De, Sr. GM(Estt.), BSNL CO, CGMs WB/KTD/ETR/ETP/Stores Kolkata and all other dignitaries on the dias.  Shri Ashish Kumar Basu  Org. Secy. (E) welcomed Shri Gopal Das, CMD, BSNL and all other dignitaries, Senior Officers, General Secretaries of other Unions/Associations, CHQ  office bearers, Circle Secretaries, Circle Presidents, CWC members, delegates, press and media representatives. The Chief Guest and all Dignitaries were felicitated with Shawl, Bouquets and Mementos by the members of the host Circle. Shri Shri Gopal Das, CMD, BSNL was present as Chief Guest and Shri D.P. De, Sr. GM(Estt.), BSNL, Shri Soumya Rai, CGM Western Bengal Circle, Shri P.K. Sarkar Chief General Manager Kolkatta Telephones, Shri Anshuman Mukherjee C.G.M. ETR, Shri Somnath Maity, CGM ETP, Shri S N Roy chaudhary CGM TF, Shri M.K. Bagchi, President Retired Telecom Officers Association, MTNL, Shri A.K. Kaushik, G.S. TEAM, MTNL, Shri Sibal Sen Gupta, CS BSNLEU, Shri Dilip Saha, C.S. SNEA(I) were also present in the meeting as special guests.

Shri K. Satyanarayana, President, AIBSNLEA conveyed his sincere thanks to Kolkata Telephone and W.B. Circles for conducting the AIC and appreciated the organisers for making beautiful arrangements. He informed that during the last two days of the conference, lot of discussions were held about the financial viability of the BSNL and the same is being discussed at various platforms and occasions. He informed that there is huge infrastructure and staff strength available with BSNL as compared to other service providers.  Except the change of name from DOT to BSNL, the mind set has not been changed.  Lack of expertise viz. marketing, legal is one of the reasons for the present deteriorating situation of the BSNL.  He mentioned that only ITS absorption is not the reason for the loss of BSNL and requested the management to form a committee along with the representatives of the associations / unions, who will visit the units where profit is made and will find out the reason of growth as compared to the poor performing areas so that the remedial action can be taken to increase the revenue. He also expressed that inspite of being IT company, we are not using the video conferencing facility for various conferences to reduce the expenditure. He appreciated Shri Gopal Das, CMD for his co-operation and even signing the promotion order file during the mid night which is not expected from any other officers and wished that he retires as CMD of the BSNL.  He appreciated and thanked CMD for attending the conference inspite of his busy schedule.

Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA has expressed his sincere gratitude to CMD  and Sr. G.M. (Estt) for sparing the valuable time inspite of various meeting at New Delhi  and making convenient to attend the said meeting. General Secretary Shri Prahlad Rai in his key note addressed stated that the 3rd All India conference of the association is held in Kolkata with the representatives and delegates through out the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari representing about 30000 executives of the BSNL. He has stated that while forming BSNL from a Govt. Department there was serious doubts raised about its capability to sustain productivity and profitability. But with true grit determination, dedication and sincerity, BSNL has belied these misconceptions and sustained its position.  But, this year 2009-10 BSNL has made losses of Rs 1823 Cr which is a matter of serious concern for every one. In less than 8 years, BSNL has a acquired 78 million Mobile Connections with 11.50 lacs Broadband connections.  He informed that this year is a very challenging year for BSNL in sustaining its position.   He has expressed his confidence in the leadership of Shri Gopal Das, CMD, BSNL, and assured that under his leadership, BSNL will be achieving the targets set by the Govt.  He also informed that over the past 10 years, assets of BSNL have grown almost more than double with an assets base of about 65,000 crores at the time of its formation, now the asset  base has become more than 1,80,000 crores. BSNL's present customer base, which is about 78 million includes mobile & WLL subscribers also. It has about 46 million line basic telephone capacity, 8 million WLL capacity, 52 Million GSM Capacity, more than 38302 fixed exchanges, 46565 BTS, 3895 Node B (3G BTS), 287 Satellite Stations, 614755 Rkm of OFC Cable, 50430 Rkm of Microwave Network connecting 602 Districts, 7330 cities/towns and 5.6 Lakhs villages and about 3 million Internet Customers who access Internet through various modes viz. Dial-up, Leased Line, DIAS, Account Less Internet (CLI). BSNL has been adjudged as the NUMBER ONE ISP in the country. In basic services, BSNL is miles ahead of its rivals, with 35.1 million Basic Phone subscribers with 85 per cent share of the subscriber base and 92 percent share in revenue terms.  He has further stated that the declining Basic Telephone services of BSNL is another matter of serious concern to every one of us. GS on behalf of the association, assured CMD, BSNL all the co-operation and support to in achieving the targets set by the Government to make BSNL number one telecom company. He has requested the CMD that in order to make the arrears payment towards the  payment of 78.2% IDA fitment benefit,  BSNL should not opt for taking loan and the said payment can be made as and when the BSNL is makes profit. He has raised the following HR issues and requested the CMD and BSNL management to take immediate necessary action to settle the long pending issues.

  • Implementation of DPE OM dated 02.04.2009 regarding fitment benefit from 68.8% to 78.2% with effect from 01.01.2007.
  • Immediate withdrawal of clarifications dated 19.02.2010 and 13.10.2010 issued by BSNL Corporate Office w.r.to AAO/Sr. AO/Sr. SDE and PAs/PSs cadres, pay fixation in Executive Promotion Policy.
  • Early settlement of Pay anomaly cases wherein senior Executives are drawing less pay  than their juniors
  • Immediate holding of DPC on seniority cum fitness basis and LDCE from JTO (T) to SDE (T) to fill up about 10,000 vacant SDEs posts.
  • Promotion from JTOs Offg. (TTAs) to JTO (Telecom) on regular basis and removal of FR-35 for JTO (Offg.)
  • Departmental promotee JTOs of 2005,  2007 and 2008 batches  pay anomaly needs settlement
  • Immediate settlement of revision of pay scale of Asst. Director (OL) as per 6th CPC recommendations
  • Sanction/creation of posts of PPS in the field units
  • Sanction/creation of three posts in JAG Cadre for Ministerial Staff (BSNL Corporate Office)
  • The single Rule for recasting of TES Gr. B officers seniority list should be implemented in BSNL
  • Modification of BSNLMS RRs to allow the existing JTOs/SDEs(C/E/Arch) for the promotion to the grade of AGM/EE/Architect
  • Change of designations of Executives on each Time Bound Promotion
  • One time placement of SDE to Sr. SDE grade on 01.10.2000
  • Date of effect of implementation of revised IDA pay scales w.e.f. from 01.10.2000 on notional benefit.
  • First and subsequent upgradation to the next higher grade on completion of 4 years of service in all cases
  • Immediate notification of new IDA pay scales (E1A / E2A) for JTO / SDE equivalent Executives
  • Immediate Settlement of EPF issues on transfer of DR Executives'
  • Regularization of adhoc STS, JAG & SAG level Executives' of all disciplines.
  • Filling up of all vacant JAG/STS level posts on regular/adhoc basis and SDE equivalent posts on regular basis in all disciplines.
  • Consideration of all pending requests / tenure transfer cases and seniority cases of SDEs /DEs , AOs/CAOs
  • Holding of DPC for 1999 JAO batch to AAO.
  • The IDA pension revision order for BSNL pensioners who retired before 01.01.2007 should immediately be issued by the DOT.
  • Rent free 3G mobile service and Broadband connections should be provided to all BSNL Executives.
  • BSNL CO should take immediate action to solve the problems related to O&M of CDR System which are resulting in surrender of a huge number of landline connections and in turn loss of business and revenue.

G.S. extended his sincere thanks to every one and assured that the AIBSNLEA will do everything to its customers to provide better telecom services. GS further stated that under the leadership of Shri Gopal Das, CMD, he expects that all the HR related issues can be settled amicably.  He wished all a very happy and prosperous new year 2011.

A colorful souvenir was released by the hands of Shri Gopal Das, CMD, BSNL.

Shri M.K. Bagchi, President Retired Telecom Officers Association, MTNL expressed his sincere thanks to CHQ New Delhi for inviting him and felicitating him on 3rd AIC of AIBSNLEA.  He informed that Retired Telecom Officers Association is the back borne of the retired officers and extended thanks to AIBSNLEA for extending its full support and co-ordination.  He pointed out that before discussing about the financial viability, we should consider the functional viability of both organisations viz. BSNL and MTNL.  He also mentioned that there are many hindrances viz. non completion of tender procedure in time, etc. payment of huge amount towards the spectrum, non-absorption of ITS officers are the example for the same.  He also mentioned that by ensuring the functional viability, financial viability will automatically gained and requested all the unions and association to take up this issue together with BSNL and MTNL.  He has proposed to form a co-ordination committee amongst the BSNL and MTNL to ensure the functional and financial viability.

Shri A.K. Kaushik, G.S. TEAM, MTNL informed that as and when the issue of viability of the organisations are aroused, the middle management is being blamed instead to looking to  the situations leaded to it.  He also mentioned that top level management has threatened that if not getting absorbed, they will be send to surplus cell and the same people are not getting absorption, who are responsible for the present situation of BSNL and MTNL. He mentioned that the private service providers are engaging the retired senior officers of BSNL and MTNL to damage both the organisations.   He also informed that non absorbed Senior Officers will only face problems in case BSNL and MTNL close down and not the executives and non-executives, who have already got absorbed, as they do not have any other place to go.  He suggested that merger of BSNL and MTNL will strengthen us and we can fight together.   He wished very happy new year to every one.

Shri Sibal Sengupta, CS BSNLEU congratulated to Host Circle for holding the conference in Kolkatta.  He informed that if we overcome the present situation of BSNL; we can survive.  He informed that Private operators are taking advantages of these and every one is responsible for the present situation.  He further mentioned that Policies of Govt. of India, withdrawal of ADC charges, lack of timely procurement of equipments are some of the main reasons.  He also appealed that United struggle has yielded many result and requested to continue the same through  united platform to protest the interest of the organisation as well as Govt. of India.

Shri Dilip Saha, C.S. SNEA (I) attended the conference for and on behalf of the GS SNEA(I).  He has wished Happy New Year to all and  conveyed the message of G.S. SNEA (I) to see and ensure that both the association works together in settling the issues of the executives. He also informed that AIBSNLEA has formed by merging all the wings executives from different disciplines and demanded unification of both the organisation. He also appealed that there should be only one executive association in BSNL. 

Shri Soumya Rai, CGM Western Bengal Circle  during his address expressed his thanks for inviting him.  He has stated that despite of good manpower availability in the Circle, the revenue earned is very less and requested all the executives and non-executives to ensure that each one of should commit themselves atleast 3 times  of the salaries they earn to ensure that the BSNL can incur the expenditure of maintenance.  He has also stated that if available equipments and infrastructure are utilised BSNL in true sprit definitely BSNL will achieve the target.  He also informed that most of the ITS officers are equally concerned about BSNL and committed to their work as in the cases of the executives, who are  already absorbed in BSNL.  He requested to all executives to work hard with the management to strengthen the BSNL.

Shri D P De, Sr. GM (Estt) Corporate Office, New Delhi expressed his thanks for inviting for the conference.  He also informed that despite of official and family constraints, he has attended the conference to see and address the gathering.  He  pointed out that such a big gathering can be together to discuss the issues in order to strengthen the BSNL. He also mentioned that  BSNL has completed its 10 years and  during this period  many developments have taken place viz. GSM services, broadband, etc.   He also mentioned that the private service providers have increased their number of connections in order to get IUC charges for such connections. He also informed that BSNL have implemented wage revision of executives/ non-executives, revision of allowance for executive / non executive and also  promotion policies. He further mentioned that  BSNL is first to introduce the 2nd PRC, even then motivation from the executives and non-executive are lacking.  He also informed that No. of court cases are increased manifold and there is need to re-think on it. He pointed out that in this situation,  How the organisation will work?  He further mentioned that there is a lack of co-ordination from the BSNL employees and  he also appealed that  BSNL also expects something from its employees, when they expects from BSNL.  He requested all to come forward and give more and more output.  He wished happy new year to every one.

Shri Gopal Das, Chief Guest of the occasion & CMD BSNL, New Delhi   informed that in last 5 years telecom sector has shown tremendous growth and  The customer base has crossed more than 750 million.  He further mentioned that in this journey, BSNL also has grown and we have only 102 million customers, but we have been left far behind.  He mentioned that the private operators came into service at later date but has surpassed our growth putting BSNL at 5th position, as far as wireless sector is concerned.  CMD BSNL informed that in Last year we have incurred loss of Rs.1823 crores and now BSNL is  passing through a very critical juncture wherein our profitability has not only decreased but has become negative.   He further informed that BSNL have many strengths and many weakness and our competitors are very strong in aggressive marketing with  very less staff strength.  He also informed that BSNL has spend huge amount towards salaries which comes to 45% of the total revenue from the services, where in private it is 15 to 16%.  He further mentioned that BSNL has got many strengths as compared to our competitors and we have all kind of technologies, Wireless, Wimax, 3G and good transmission network, which private operators cannot reach to that extend.  CMD informed that BSNL have very transparent working being the PSU as we have the trust of the customers.  He mentioned that all these attitudes are sighted and we can definitely make BSNL profitable in the coming years but we have to take into consideration that our service to the customers has to be delivered at faster speed and the same has to be reliable and also the customer has not only satisfied but to be delighted.  He further mentioned that after the implantation of number portability, if we fail to maintain the service, we will suffer a lot.   He mentioned that we have to consider that the service quality to the customer has to be maintained at any cost and not only the  quality of service, the delivery of service also to be very fast.   He also mentioned that timely provision of landline is one of the case of service delivery and service delivery has good role in acquiring the new customers.   He appealed that the broadband and mobile connections are to be focused and these services are to be marketed especially in rural areas.  CMD mentioned that there are lot of plans and incentives available for these services especially for broadband but we have to ensure that what ever demands are placed the services are to be delivery as quickly as possible which will generate the revenue. CMD informed that there are many new avenues viz. enterprises segment, GEPON services, upcoming areas and multi-storied  buildings are to be connecting by laying OFC and provide GEPON with voice, broadband and IPTV. He further mentioned that many circles have already initiated in this and experienced Rs.1000 per line revenue. He intimated that there are lot of potential for high speed broadband and we can compete very well with our competitors with FTTP.  He further intimated that the customers who have left to private operators can be bring back with FTTP especially Govt. customers viz. PSUs, Bank etc and enterprises wing play a very important roll. He mentioned that Income Tax department has given very good business and he has requested to all the CGMs to approach the respective State Government organisations and we have to explore by putting out hands together to see that how the revenue of BSNL is increased.  He mentioned that BSNL should not depend on the subsidy from Govt.  and  BSNL has to ensure that the revenue is earned to compensate the subsidy. He suggested that aggressive marketing  can bring the customer base and revenue and we have to go to the customer doorstop for services and ensure that the products are available with retailers and scarcity should be avoided. He further mentioned that these areas are to be taken care and requested all to see and enhance the revenue.  He further mentioned that unless we increase our revenue, BSNL cannot come out of the difficult situation.  He further mentioned that in expenditure control much scope is not available, as many expenses are unavoidable and minimum utilisation of energy so that the energy bill payment can be reduced.  He informed that he has attended many conference of AIBSNLEA and there is a substantial decrease in the list of demands. He mentioned that as a Director (HR), he will ensure that genuine demands are settled and the colleagues in corporate office has taken up many major burning issues and all the pending issues are being looked into and working on it.  CMD informed that  if we do not earn, how the additional expenditure can be incurred and we have to look into the ways and means how BSNL can be made profitable.  He mentioned that it is only possible by giving better customer service, delight, prompt response, maintain quality of service, getting more enterprise customer, new business and efforts are to be made as we have enough resources, very experience & expertise manpower & we have to make a joint effort.  CMD mentioned that there should not be a blame game, and should have a common goal of making BSNL profitable and our prosperity and welfare lies in the prosperity of BSNL. He finally told that if BSNL is made profitable, all these small issues can be early resolved.  He hoped that the conference will spend some time in deliberating the area needs attention and come out the suggestion which can increase our revenue and profitability so that in the year 2011, we again become profitable and wished good luck in the efforts and very very happy and prosperous new year to every one and their family members.

Shri P. Venugopal, AGS (Finance) expressed vote of thanks.  During the vote of thanks Shri Venugopal hoped that all the pending points are wiped out by the CMD before his retirement and assured CMD all the support and co-ordination in his endeavour.  He has also informed that AIBSNLEA is not against the ITS officers and we expects that their joining will strengthen our hands  to make BSNL no.1 company of the country.  He thanked every one and all. The auditorium was jam packed.

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31.12.2010: Click Here for the Keynote Address delivered by Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary in the Open Session of 3rd All India Conference of AIBSNLEA held at Kolkata on 31.12.2010

30.12.2010: 3rd All India Conference at Kolkata: 3rd All India Conference of AIBSNLEA commenced today morning at 9.00 hrs. Com. K. Satayanarayana, President CHQ hoisted the association flag. After Opening remark by CHQ Presient, a glittering & colorful Cultural Programme was arranged. One minute silence was observed in the memory of departed Comrades. The host Circle Secretary, WB Com Bijay Bhattacharya welcomed the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle President, Circle Secretary, CWC Members & esteemed delegates.

 

Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convenor JAC & President BSNLEU, Com. Kishan Singh, General Secretary, All India Retired BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED Executives' Welfare Association & Com. R.S. Nair, Secy. General, TASA attended & addressed the delegate session. After approval of the agenda, minutes of 2nd All India Conference held at Jaipur from 28th to 30th Aug'2008 were confirmed. Com. GS placed his report for discussion & adoption which continued for discussion till night. On this occasion Open Session is being organised at 15.30 hrs. at the same venue on 31st Dec'2010. Shri Gopal Das, CMD, BSNL will be the Chief Guest. Sh. D.P. De, Sr. GM(Estt.) BSNL Corporate Office & the other Senior Officers of WB Circle, CA Telephone, ETR Circle, ETP Circle, Task Force Circle etc will grace the occasion as Guest of Honour. About 1000 delegates from the nook & corner of the country are attending the 3rd All India Conference at Kolkata.

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GS Message  Before AIC-10 to all Members of AIBSNLEA Click here for Message