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28.09.2012:BSNL management has filed an application in the Hon'ble High Court Delhi Praying

i)  Grant sufficient time and flexibility to Respondent No.4 i.e. BSNL to revert/relieve the Petitioners (ITS Officers) back to their parent department i.e. DoT in phased manner; and

ii)   Pass such other or further order(s) as this Hon'ble Court may deem fit and proper in the facts and circumstances of the case.

In this manner BSNL management is ensuring  continuation of deputationist ITS officers in BSNL / MTNL till their retirement.

DOT administration on the advice of CMDs BSNL / MTNL and ITSA demand has also sent a Cabinet Note to the secretaries of nodal ministries for clearance and thereafter to cabinet for approval to allow continuation of deputation of ITS officers in BSNL / MTNL.

To contest against this AIBSNLEA, SNEA(I) and BSNLEU has filed  intervention application in the Hon'ble High Court Delhi.

The case is expected to come for hearing in the next week. Simultaneously, United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations has also served a notice of organizational actions.

28.09.2012:United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations, CHQ, New Delhi served Notice for organisational actions  to Shri R. K. Upadhyay, CMD BSNL regarding protest actions demanding immediate relieving of unabsorbed Group-'A' officers working in BSNL  <<<<Click Here for Notice>>>>

All CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure successful implementation of following organisational programmes.

The week from 01st Oct to 07th Oct'2012 will be observed as "PROTEST WEEK" wearing Black Badges and holding Lunch/Closing hour demonstrations at all main offices on 01st, 03rd and 05th October'12.

Protest actions will continue till the non-optee ITS officers are relieved from BSNL. The future course of action will be intimated in due course.

28.09.2012: BSNL Award function is scheduled to be held on 1st October,2012, at 3:45 PM on BSNL day at MTNL Auditorium, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

 

The Hon'ble Minister of Communication & IT, Shri Kapil Sibal will be the Chief Guest of the Function and on this occasion Live streaming of the event will be broadcasted  on BSNL's Corporate website i.e. www.bsnl.co.in  <<<Click Here for letter>>>

28.09.2012:BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding retirement on superannuation on 30.09.2012 in respect of (i) SDEs (Telecom)/PS (ii) AFS Executives (iii) Executives of DGM/AGM/DE equivalent grade

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

28.09.2012:BSNL Corporate Office issued Corrected lists w.r.t. the discrepancies in seniority of TES Group B Officers equivalent to SDEs (T) in Seniority List 7 in regards to (a) Competitive Quota Officers of 2000-01 vacancy year in seniority list 7 (b) Promotion Quota Officers from extended Zone of 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 vacancy years and in seniority list 6 and 7 in respect of (c) Competitive Quota Officers of LDCE, 2002 having duplicate seniority under promotion quota in seniority list 6 and 7 - <<<Click Here for letter & List1>>>       <<<List2>>>     <<<List3>>>     <<<<List4>>>    

28.09.2012:BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding Transfer / Posting in grade of SDE(C) <<<Click Here for order>>>

27.09.2012: GS writes to

(i) The Director (HR), BSNL regarding request for transfer in the cadre of AGM(TF)/SDE(TF)- <<<Click Here for letter>>>

(ii) The PGM (EW), BSNL CO regarding request for promotion in the grade of SE(E)-case of Shri Babu Lal Meena [Ref: BSNL CO No.2-54/2012-Electrical dated 27.06.2012] - <<<Click Here for letter>>>

(iii) The GM (FP), BSNL CO regarding non inclusion of names in the promotion order in the grade of CAO [Ref: -2-12/2010-SEA-BSNL dated 30.08.2012] - <<<Click Here for letter>>> 

(iv) The GM (FP), BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of Accounts personnel-<<<Click Here for letter>>> 

(v) The PGM (BW), BSNL CO regarding non inclusion of names in the LDCE results declared for the promotion to SDE(C)-<<<Click Here for letter>>> 

(vi) The PGM (BW), BSNL CO regarding non inclusion of name in the seniority list of SDE(C)- <<<Click Here for letter>>> 

27.09.2012:GS, FS, AGS (HQ), AGS (GD) met  Sr. GM (Pers.) to discuss the issue of PA / PS of Kerala Circle in regard to the speaking order issued by the CMD office after personal hearing as per the direction of Hon'ble High Court, Eranakulam, Kerala.

(a) Recovery of already granted scale under ACP in Kerala Circle : We explained that the already granted 2nd ACP to the PA cadre after hearing with the then CMD was withdrawn by the Kerala Circle Administration based on the clarification issued by the BSNL HQ resulting in to the recovery in lakhs.   The speaking order issued in this after the hearing with the CMD has not given any specific direction towards the settlement of the case resulting the initiation of recovery proceeding by the Circle Administration of Kerala.  We requested to issue clear cut guidelines / instruction based on the personal hearing to the Kerala Circle Administration. Sr. GM(Pers.) informed that the issue has already been put up to the CMD, BSNL and CMD BSNL want to discuss the issue once again with the representatives on 11.10.2012 at 13.00 hours.  He directed the DGM(Pers.) / AGM (Pers.) to discuss the issue with us in detail.  He advised us to explain the case with remedy in detail and thereafter we met  DGM(Pers.) in the presence of AGM(Pers.) and discussed the matter for settlement.

(b) Creation of PPS Post : We  requested for early creation of PPS posts for the field units.  We also pointed out that the creation of PPS posts in the field units was already approved long back by the DoT through the committee headed by H.K. Gupta, the then DDG (Estt.), DoT. Sr. GM(Pers.) informed that the case is under process and an early action will be taken in this regard.

(c) Promotion avenue for the non-executives' already drawing the executive scale under ACP scheme : We pointed out that the stenographers in the field units those who have got  executive pay scale under ACP scheme is neither covered by the Executive Promotion Policy nor under Non-Executive Promotion policy.  These stenographers have to retire without having any future promotion under any scheme.  We requested for introduction of a promotion scheme which will cater the requirement of these stenographers'. Sr. GM (Pers.) informed that  a committee has already been formed to study the case.  The case will be looked into.

(d) The issue of Anti-dating of DNI of seniors with respect to their juniors:  We requested for re-consideration of committee report on anti-dating issue.  Sr. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the committee report has already been submitted to the competent authority for approval.  In case competent authority desires, the committee may further look into the matter.

(e) Seniors are drawing less salary than their juniors  on implementation of EPP:  We requested for allowing stepping up of pay of seniors with respect to their juniors as per FRSR and the judgement delivered by Hon. CAT Eranakulam and Hon'ble High Court Kerala. Sr. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the matter is being looked by SEA cell of BSNL Corporate office.  Matter may be discussed with Director (Finance).

(f) CPC from DE to DGM and SDE to DE adhoc and regular:  We requested for early filling up the posts of DGMs and DEs. Sr. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the CPC to fill up about 400 DGM posts have been completed but the same is held up due to pending court case of 147 SDEs (LDCE quota) in the Hon. High Court, Kerala.   As soon as the final judgement comes, promotion order will be released.   He also stated that the CPC to fill up about 1300 DE posts on adhoc basis is in progress.  But promotion orders can be issued after the stay order is vacated by Hon'ble CAT, Jabalpur.

27.09.2012:  Hon'ble High Court Kerala at Ernakulam  interim order on 147 SDEs (LDCE Quota) case:  The case was listed for hearing today in Hon'ble Kerala High Court at Ernakulam but could not be heard due to shortage of time. Now the case is posted for hearing on 09th Oct'2012.

27.09.2012:   BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding method of Pay fixation in IDA Pay scale in respect of absorbed officials of BSNL who were promoted prior to 01.10.2000 but opted under FR 22(1) (a) (i) for fixation of their pay in the promoted scale on the date of their next increment in the lower grade which falls after 01.10.2000 <<<Click here for order>>>  <<<Click here for Circular 68>>>  <<<Click Here for DoT letters>>>

27.09.2012: GS writes to Shri R.K. Upadhyay, CMD BSNL regarding denial of FR-22(1) (A) (1) fixation  to a group of  190 Officiating JTOs in Kerala Circle by  CGMT Kerala,  disregarding the prevailing court order  and the pending litigation in HC of Kerala in this matter   <<<<Click Here for letter>>>>

27.09.2012: BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) Bharat Broadband appoints BSNL, MTNL officials on board  <<<Click Here for news>>

26.09.2012:  GS discussed with PGM(EW) regarding filling up of vacant EEs(E) posts at the earliest. PGM(EW) informed that as assured earlier to this association, the CPC to fill up about 40 EEs vacant posts has been initiated and shortly after receiving the missing ACRs/VCRs the CPC will be completed.

26.09.2012:  GS discussed with GM(FP) regarding issuance of Inter Circle request / tenure transfers of AOs. GM(FP) mentioned that all pending requests and tenure transfer cases of AOs are being examined and efforts are being made to issue transfer orders in the next week.

26.09.2012: Com.  G.S., Com. K.P. Nair, AGS, AIBSNLEA along with GS & President SNEA(I) met Additional Secretary DoT, New Delhi on today.

The issue of immediate repatriation of ITS officers on completion of the deadline fixed by the Hon. High Court Delhi, Filling up the posts of CGMs/GMs/DGMs from the absorbed SAG / JAG / STS level executives withholding the promotion orders of DGM (Adhoc) even after completion the DPC on the pretext of pending court cases, etc. were discussed.

We emphatically suggested that there are sufficient numbers of ITS officers available those who have been absorbed in the BSNL to man the posts of Head of Circles,   We also stated that number of HAG/SAG posts are calculated by the ITS dominated BSNL management based on the old MIS reports instead of CDR based reports. 

Many SSAs are headed by the SAG level ITS officers which can now be manned by the JAG level officers based on the present norms.  Similarly, many SSAs are headed by the JAG level officers which can now be managed by the STS officers.

We strongly pointed out that the interest of the ITS officers is only to get the benefit of the Govt. status and continue to work in the BSNL without having any accountability towards the BSNL.

We have also given the feed back on  number of posts and working strength in the cadre of STS/ JAG and SAG level.

Addl. Secretary (T) after giving patient hearing mentioned that the problem is very much known to the DoT.  She also stated that whatever happened in the past is over and together we have to find out a solution.  DoT is initiating action in a manner wherein the interest of the absorbed employees are not harmed as well as the ITS officers problem is also resolved keeping the interest of BSNL on priority.

It is understood that DoT has send a Cabinet note to the Secretaries of nodal ministries for clearance and thereafter to Cabinet for allowing deputation of ITS officers in BSNL /MTNL as desired by both PSUs' CMDs.  BSNL management has already filed an application to Hon'ble Delhi High Court explaining the inability in relieving all the non-optee officers from BSNL and prayed to allow their continuation till the time DGMs / MTs are recruited in BSNL to own the responsibility.  Hence, it is clear that BSNL management effort is not to relieve any non-optee officers till their retirement.  However, we are to defend legally as well as organizationally against such discriminatory attitude of the Govt. and BSNL management.

26.09.2012:  GS writes to Shri R.K. Upadhyay, CMD BSNL regarding non procurement of materials is adversely affecting the viability of BSNL-<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

25.09.2012:Open Session of BSNLEU 6th AIC at Ludhiana (Punjab) GS along with CS AIBSNLEA Punjab Circle attended and addressed the Open Session of BSNLEU 6th AIC at Ludhiana (Punjab). He appreciated the efforts of BSNLEU in strengthening the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations to safeguard the interest of BSNL and its employees. He impressed upon early settlement of ITS absorption issue in BSNL and criticized the un-helping attitude of Govt. of India towards BSNL and its viability. He assured that AIBSNLEA will always be available for any struggle on common issues to safeguard the interest of BSNL & its employees.

25.09.2012: Spl. GB Meeting of AIBSNLEA Ludhiana District Branch. GS attended and addressed the Spl. GB Meeting of AIBSNLEA Ludhiana District Branch. Com. Khalsa, Branch Secretary and Com. Jeet Singh, Branch President in their welcome address discussed the local problems and All India issues. They expressed their serious concern against non-procurement of material, not deciding proper tariff plans and low speed on WiMAX system etc. Com. GS in his address apprised in detail the status of HR issues and efforts of AIBSNLEA in settling the pending issues of various discipline executives. He expressed serious concern against BSNL's / DoT move to allow continuation of non-optee ITS Officers in BSNL on deputation for a uncertain period which is adversely affecting the viability of BSNL. He also appraised about the  efforts BSNL C.O. in finalizing the tenders for procurement of materials. He requested for concentrating to improve the quality of service to retain the customers and adding new customers. Com. R.P. Singh, Vice President extended vote of thanks.

24.09.2012: <<<<<Click Here for the Status of pending staff cases connecting Telecom Factories>>>>

24.09.2012:Publication of BSNL EXECUTIVE DIARY - 2013 : AIBSNLEA is bringing out BSNL EXECUTIVE DIARY - 2013. This Executive Diary with improved quality and features will have full page for each day. The diary will be ready for dispatch by first week of November-2012. The price has been fixed at Rs. 140/- per copy including postage / freight charges. For further details and placement of orders, please contact at the following address:- Shri B. Ravindranath, FS [011-23737665, Mob: 9868101880, Fax - 011-23353571, e-mail: ravindranathb11@gmail.com], Shri Bhagwan Singh, AGS (HQ) [Phone/FAX - 011-23037269, Mob: 9868501895, e-mail: gsaibsnlea@gmail.com ], CH-17-2-15, P&T Chemmery Staff Quarters, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-110001   Fax - 011-23315315 <<Click Here for letter>>

24.09.2012:Hon'ble High Court Kerla at Ernakulam  interim order on 147 SDEs (LDCE Quota) case: 147 SDEs (LDCE Quota) Seniority case did not reach for hearing today in the Hon'ble Kerala High Court. Case is adjourned for hearing on the next working day. We may expect completion of hearing / arguments in this week itself since the case is listed for hearing in this week.

24.09.2012: SDE to DE(Adhoc) Promotion (1966 SDEs Seniority Case at Jabalpur): Hon'ble CAT heard the case today for two hours. Arguments completed. Hon'ble CAT directed to the applicants and respondents to submit written arguments on 8th Oct,2012. The final judgment may be delivered after 10-15 days.  

24.09.2012: BSNL NEWS in Media

(i) No roaming charges from next year, says government <<<<Click Here for detail news>>>>

21.09.2012: GS Writes to

(a))The Sr. GM (Pers) BSNL CO regarding requests for transfer in the cadre of SDE(T)- <<Click Here for letter>>

(b)The GM (FP) BSNL CO regarding requests for transfer in the cadre of Accounts personnel- <<Click Here for letter>>

(c) The Sr. GM (Pers) BSNL CO regarding requests for transfer in the cadre of AGM- <<Click Here for letter>>

20.09.2012: Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations Meeting with Secy(T), DoT: GS, President along with the representatives of Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations met Secy(T) in the presence of Member(S), Additional Secretary(T), Joint Secretary (Telecom), Joint Secretary (Admn.), Director (Absorption Cell) etc. The Leaders of all major constituents of Forum were present in the meeting and discussed:

(a) Absorption of ITS Officers in BSNL/MTNL: The Forum representatives expressed their serious concern against non settlement of ITS Officers absorption issue in BSNL / MTNL. They categorically told that continuation of non-optee ITS officers in BSNL on deputation is adversely affecting the viability of BSNL. The uncertainty among the ITS officers is not allowing them to concentrate for the growth and planning of BSNL. They also told that there should not be any discrimination to the BSNL absorbed employees by giving preferential treatment to non-optee ITS officers in BSNL. Secy(T) while appreciating the concern of Forum representatives mentioned that the views expressed by BSNL Unions/Associations will be given due consideration while framing the Cabinet Note and in the best interest of BSNL. To settle the issue, 80% role is to be played by DoT and 20% role has to be played by nodal ministries i.e. DoE, DoP&T, DoP&W, DPE, Group of Ministers and with the approval of Cabinet.

It is understood that DoT is drafting a Cabinet Note for the extension of deemed deputation for a certain period and for certain number of ITS officers in BSNL/MTNL. This move of DoT further allowing continuation of deputation in BSNL / MTNL will be protested orginisationally and legally.

(b) The Forum leaders requested the Secretary (T), DoT to give early approval for the BSNL's proposal of 78.2% IDA Pay fixation. The Secretary (T) told that it is being looked into.

(c) The leaders enquired about the status of the TRAI's recommendation to provide financial assistance to BSNL in view of to compensate BSNL's  deficit in providing Telecom Services in Rural parts of the Country, the Secretary(T) told that the same is being processed.

(d) Regarding refund of BWA Spectrum Charges to BSNL: Forum requested for immediate refund of  BWA spectrum Charges to BSNL. Secy(T) mentioned that BSNL has proposed to surrender BWA Spectrum and that is being looked into.

20.09.2012:GS, AGS(HQ), GS, President SNEA(I) and Vice President AIGETOA met Director(HR) and discussed

(a) Delay in holding of Joint Committee Meeting: We expressed our concern against non-holding of Joint Committee meeting to discuss the issues i.e. CPSU Cadre hierarchy, Finalization of E-2 & E-3 standard IDA pay scales for JTO and SDE equivalent executives and Recruitment of Sr. DGM etc. Director(HR) immediately spoke to PGM(SR) Chairman Committee and directed him to hold immediate meetings to submit the Committee report as early as possible.

(b) Recruitment of 162 DGMs: We strongly protested against arbitrary notification of 162 DGMs recruitment in Telecom Operations and Telecom Finance wings wherein all existing BSNL executives have been debarred to appear in the DGM Online examination on the pretext of age, qualification and grade etc. Director(HR) after detailed discussions assured to look into the matter.

20.09.2012: GS, AGS(C/E/Arch/TF) and AGS(HQ) met Sr. GM(Pers.) and discussed

(a) CPC from DE Adhoc to DE Regular Promotion: We requested to expedite CPC for filling up of all vacant DEs posts on regular basis. Sr. GM(Pers.) mentioned that the CPC is in progress for DE Regularisation upto undisputed list no. - 5 of SDE(T) and shortly it will be completed. We also requested that BSNL should take immediate steps on SDEs Seniority list no. 6 as per Hon'ble Court direction so that stalemate created is removed. Sr. GM(Pers.) assured to re-examine the case further.

(b) Restructuring of AD(O/L) Cadre: Sr. GM(Pers.) mentioned that Committee headed by Addl. GM(Estt.) has not submitted the report on this issue. However, he assured for an early clearance.

(c) Issues related to Telecom Factory: We requested to issue promotions order from SDE to AGM(TF) since the CPC has been completed two months before. Sr. GM(Pers.) mentioned that on this issue a letter has been sent to DoT / DoP&T for clarification on Hon'ble High Court, Chandigarh Judgment of August'2010 regarding SC / ST category reservation point. After receiving the clarification only further action will be taken in this regard. We have already persuaded in DoT and fond that a letter has been sent to DoP&T for an early clarification & the reply is awaited.

(d) CPC to fill up SDE(T) vacant posts of seniority-cum-fitness quota: Sr. GM(Pers.) mentioned that a letter for seniority-cum-fitness quota has been sent to DoT. After receiving the reply the CPC will be initiated.

(e) Pay fixation case of PAs/PSs: We requested to settle the long pending pay fixation case of PAs/PSs of Kerala Circle wherein on the basis of BSNL C.O. clarification recoveries are ordered whereas after the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam advice to CMD, BSNL for personnel hearing to the applicants and thereafter the then CMD, BSNL settled the issue but Pers. Cell has again given the opposite clarification & now recoveries of pay are ordered in Kerala Circle. Sr. GM(Pers.) assured for an early solution after separate discussion on this issue.

20.09.2012: BSNL Corporate Office issued guidelines regarding consideration of the period of performance review w.r.t. time bound IDA Scale up-gradation and grant of NF Grade under Executive Promotion Policy [EPP] and BSNL MS RR-2009 respectively -  <<<Click here for letter>>>

20.09.2012: United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations writes to Shri R.K. Upadhyay, CMD BSNL regarding Arbitrary notification of DGMs Recruitment in Telecom Operation and Telecom Finance Wing-Our strong protest against <<<Click here for letter>>>

19.09.2012: GS, President, AGS(C/E/Arch/TF) met PGM(BW) and discussed

(a) Filling up of the vacant SDEs(Civil) Posts: We expressed our resentment against non-filling up of the vacant SDEs(C) posts for the last two years on the pretext of pending court cases on JTOs All India Seniority  list. We requested to fill up vacant SDEs(Civil) posts by holding immediate CPC from the existing JTOs All India seniority list since no stay order is granted by Hon'ble Court, subject to outcome of the court cases. PGM(BW) after detail discussions assured to expedite CPC from JTO(C) to SDE(C) and also assured to re-examine the sanctioned strength of SDE(C) on the basis of DoT RRs.

(b) Consideration of request/tenure transfer of SDEs/EEs(C) Wing: We requested for early issuance of request/tenure transfer cases of SDEs/EEs(C) wing. PGM(BW) informed that as per our earlier meeting and discussions, the proposal of 13 SDEs(C) request/tenure transfers  has been prepared and sent to the competent authority for approval & shortly the transfer orders will be issued.

(c)  Relieving of SDEs/JTOs(C) wing on deputation to other Govt. departments or PSUs: We expressed our concern against not allowing SDEs/EEs(C) on deputation to other Govt. departments and PSUs since BSNL don't have much Civil work. PGM(BW) informed that it has been accepted to allow deputation and about 11 applications of JTOs/SDE(C) for deputation  has been sent to respective departments and PSUs for their acceptance and for VCRs clearance. However, he assured an early action.

(d) Modification in BSNL MSRRs: We requested for processing the case of modification in BSNL MSRRs allowing Diploma holders JTOs/SDEs to be promoted as EE(C) as per CPWD RRs. We also requested that while allowing Diploma holders having 10 years experience in engineering work for EEs promotion the seniority already given to degree holder should remain unchanged.

19.09.2012: BSNL Corporate Office issued Final Seniority List in Superintending Engineer (C) Grade - For executives absorbed in BSNL <<<Click here for letter>>>

19.09.2012: BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding deemed date of Notional promotion in the grade of EE(C) <<<Click here for letter>>>

19.09.2012: BSNL Corporate Office issued Recruitment Rules of Telecom Mechanics (TMs)- 2012 in BSNL<<<<Click Here for RRs of TMs>>>>

19.09.2012: BSNL Corporate Office issued guidelines regarding maintaining  waiting list of successful candidates w.r.t Direct Recruitment of TTA for the RY:2012- <<<Click here for letter>>>

18.09.2012: FOURTH BIENNIAL CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF AIBSNLEA KERALA CIRCLE, HELD ON 13TH, 14TH AND 15TH SEPTEMBER 2012 AT RTTC, TRIVANDRUM:The fourth biennial circle conference of AIBSNLEA Kerala Circle was held on 13th, 14th and 15th September 2012 at RTTC, Trivandrum. The conference provided us with an opportunity to understand and analyze the grass root realities and earn more strength for upholding the real motto of our organization.

The conference started on 13.09.2012 with the flag hoisting ceremony. Com.K.F.Antony, Circle President, hoisted the flag of AIBSNLEA in an enthusiastic atmosphere,  in the presence of Com. B.S.Reddy, Org. Secretary (South) and all circle office-bearers and  hundreds of members and delegates.  Then started the registration of delegates. The Pre CEC meeting started by 11A.M as scheduled. The pre-CEC was attended by Com. B.S.Reddy Org.Secy. (south) and  Com.K.N. Baby Rani, All India Vice President. Com.I.Minimole, Secretary of host branch welcomed the CEC members and Com.K.F.Antony presided. The report of circle secretary and audited accounts prepared  by the Finance Secretary to be presented in the Circle Conference were passed by the CEC.

This was followed by the commencement of  delegate session at 2.00 PM  as scheduled. Com. B.S. Reddy inaugurated the  delegate session, presided by Com. K.F.Antony, Circle President. Delegates representing all the 11 SSA branches and the Circle Office branch were present. The minutes of last circle conference held at Kollam was presented by Com.S. Vikraman Pillai, ACS, and the same was approved by the body. This was followed by reporting of   Branch secretaries, organizing secretaries, assistant circle secretaries and   CWC members and CEC Members. After completing the reporting at 8-00 PM, the delegate session was adjourned for its further business in the next day as per schedule.

In connection with this conference an open session was scheduled  in the RTTC, Auditorium, Trivandrum on  14th Sept.2012,  from morning 10.30AM onwards. The RTTC,Auditorium was jam packed with members and well-wishers of BSNL at 10.00AM itself. Shri.V.S.ACHUTHANANDAN (Hon. Opposition Leader, Kerala Legislative Assembly) was the Chief Guest of this particular occasion who inaugurated the open session by lighting of traditional lamp "Nilavilakku".

The open session was presided by Com. Shri.K.F. Antony, Circle President,Kerala. Smt. I.Minimole, Branch Secretary,Trivandrum SSA welcomed all the dignitaries on the Dias. The session was attended and addressed by Com.Prahlad Rai, General Secretary,  Com.P.Venugopal, President, CHQ, Com.K.N. Baby Rani, Vice President, CHQ,  Shri.  S. Jyothi Sankar ITS,  G.M.T,TrivandruSSA, Com. K.Mohanan Circle Secretary,BSLEU,Com. B.S.Reddy, Org.Secy. (South) AIBSNLEA, Com. R.B.Athani, AGS AIBSNLEA CHQ.

Com. T.K.Mangalanadan, Circle Secretary,  in his Key note Address, stressed the need to improve the quality of service being offered to the public and thereby ensuring more confidence and satisfaction to our customers. He also shared his anxieties regarding the non cooperation of ITS people i.e., the Top management of BSNL and the negative attitude of Government of India towards PSUs. He added that the need of the hour is the will power of Government Machinery committed to the true interest of the nation. He expressed his hope that Govt. of India will rise to the occasion and manage the prevailing crisis related to the viability of CPSU.

In his Inaugural address Shri.V.S.ACHUTHANANDAN (Hon. Opposition Leader, Kerala Legislative Assembly) congratulated BSNL and stated that the slash down of call charges to the exciting lowest rate is only due to the presence of PSU like BSNL. He strongly criticized those policies of Central Government which are affecting the real existence of BSNL. He extended all his support to save BSNL from the existing crisis.

General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Shri Prahlad Rai, congratulated the comrades of Kerala Circle for the nice arrangements, and for being a profit making circle. He thanked the comrades for inviting him and giving an opportunity to address the gathering. In his detailed address Com GS explained the actions taken by the AIBSNLEA in the financial viability of BSNL. He mentioned the efforts taken by AIBSNLEA in issuing orders regarding EPP, Grant of Perks, Transparent Transfer Policy, 2nd PRC Implementation, Finalization of BSNL MSRRs etc.  He mentioned that BSNL with its existing employees have earned profit in past.  The non-co-operative and step motherly attitude of Govt. towards the BSNL in comparison with the other service providers by way of charging unjustified payment of spectrum charges (3G & BWA) of Rs. 18,500 and allotting inferior quality spectrum which cannot cater the requirement of 4G, non-allowing BSNL to participate in the bidding, non-reimbursement of licenses fee and USO Charges, Non-Payment of OPEX Charges, withdrawal of ADC, Payment of AGR (which is levied only from BSNL and not from any other operators),  Interest on payment of notional loan Rs. 7500 Crores - all these are affecting the viability of BSNL in an adverse manner.   He stated that, non-procurement of GSM equipments, cables, telephone instruments; MLLN Modem, Broadband Modem, Drop wires etc have affected the quality & growth of services.   He also spoke about the non-refund of spectrum charges by DoT, MOU between DoT and BSNL, willingness of DoT to allot 15000 crores soft loan to BSNL, repeated cancellation of tenders etc.

He explained that how the AIBSNLEA is continuously pursuing these viability related issues with the BSNL Management and DoT. Com GS. further explained the burning issues at the Headquarters level like ITS repatriation process and its status, negative actions and inactions of DoT and the stand of AIBSNLEA and JAC on this issue. He explained the stand of AIBSNLEA and JAC on the issues like VRS, 30% disinvestment and unbundling of last mile copper. He appraised the status of HR issues mainly related to DPCs of various disciplines viz. JTO to SDE, SDE to DE (Adhoc/Regular), DE to DGM, DGM to GM, JAO to AO, AO to CAO & CAO to DGM (F) and DGM (F) to GM (F) etc., Pay anomaly- Seniors are drawing less salary than their juniors, Pay revision of AD (OL), Creation of PPS for the Personal Secretaries in the field units, post based promotions to PSs in the field units, etc. He also stated that AIBSNLEA has settled many burning issues like restoration of ACP to Civil / Electrical/Arch./TFs etc, restoration of residency benefits to PA/PS in the field units, issue of adhoc promotion orders of DEs.  GS has specially mentioned the issues of the officiating JTOs and assured the sincere effort from the side of association to tackle the issues. GS specially congratulated Shri. Jyothi Sanker GM, Trivandrum SSA, for his right decision to join BSNL and whole heartedly appreciated for all the out efforts taken by the GM to strengthen BSNL.

Com.Shri.P.Venugopal, President, CHQ in his address informed that AIBSNLEA is taking care of all the executives irrespective of their cadres / disciplines and size.  He provided assurance that CHQ of AIBSNLEA will take care of all the HR issues, but the executives in the field should rise to the occasion and make the BSNL to grow further to make its original position in the market.

Shri S.Jyothi Sankar, Sr. G.M. Trivandrum SSA, in his inspirational speech emphasized that this is the right time to discharge the dedicated work by all to prove the metal of BSNL. He thanked the association for inviting him to felicitate the gathering on this occasion and whole-heartedly appreciated the earnest efforts taken by AIBSNLEA to safe guard the interest of the Executives of BSNL belonging to different cadres.  On this occasion he also appreciated all the members of AIBSLEA Trivandrum SSA for their efficient performance. He also expressed his happiness that the AIBSNLEA is representing all the cadres / disciplines of the executives.  He also stressed the importance of dedication to work and there by extending maximum customer satisfaction.  It is the duty of the executives to work hard to retain the faith of the customers on the BSNL, as majority of the people always prefer our services than to any other private operator.  He also stated that Trivandrum SSA is number one in introducing many services in Kerala Circle. He narrated the problems in executing the work faced by him due to the indifferent and reluctant attitude of the non-opted ITS officers. GM also expressed his anxieties towards operational issues like the non-availability of recharge coupons, stores etc.  which are adversely affecting the viability of BSNL.

Com. Shri. K.Mohanan Circle Secretary, BSLEU inspired the gathering, through his informative felicitation speech. He focused on how the management is creating problems and troubling the employees without real HR concern. He strongly criticized the irresponsible and indifferent attitude of ITS officers.

Com. Shri. M. Shyam kumar, Branch President, Trivandrum SSA expressed vote of thanks.

Smt. Shobha, SDE RTTC convened the OPEN SESSION nicely.

On the same day by 4P.M. the Cultural session started. Com.Shri.C.V.Mohandas, CWC Member welcomed the dignitaries. The Cultural Programme was inaugurated by Honorable Member of Parliament Shri.A.Sampath. Prize distribution to the winners of various literary competitions conducted in connection with the conference was done by Shri. K.Jayakumar, IAS., Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala. Com. Smt.Sreekumari Amma  CWC Member extended the vote of thanks. The session was filled with entertaining programs  including  colourful, brilliant and vibrant performances of AIBSNLEA members and their  relatives .

On 15th September 2012 the delegate session resumed by 9.30AM.Circle Secretary presented his detailed report covering all areas of activities, various issues pending at CHQ and local levels, stand of the Kerala circle  branch on various grave issues etc.  The firm stand of the Kerala circle branch on the prime issues such as ITS repatriation and regularization of officiating JTOs was expressed unambiguously by the Circle Secretary in his report. There has been an active deliberations on organizational matters based on this report and the body adopted the same. Com.V.Sunil Kumar, Cirle Treasurer   presented the report on Accounts and the same was passed. Various organizational matters were actively discussed and resolutions presented were also adopted by the body. At the end of delegate session   Com. V. Sunil Kumar, Cirle Treasurer expressed the vote of thanks.

After the delegate session a meeting was arranged to honour Com.C.V.Mohandas, CWC Member, who is going to retire from service by the end of  this month  and as a token of  love and affection of AIBSNLEA CHQ and AIBSNLEA, Kerala circle,  he was honored by   awarding  mementoes.

The election of new Office bearers was the last item on the third day of the conference. Com. Shri.T.K.Mangalanandan was unanimously elected as the Circle Secretary for the second time. Com.M.Shyam Kumar was elected as the Circle President and Com.V.Sunilkumar was elected to continue as Circle Finance Secretary. <<<Click Here for glimpses>>>

18.09.2012:  <<<<Click Here for the Glimpses of Lunch Hour Demonstration on 18th September, 2012 at BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi>>>>

18.09.2012: GS Writes to

(a)The GM (FP) BSNL CO regarding requests for transfer in the cadre of Accounts personnel- <<Click Here for letter>>

(b)The Sr. GM (Pers) BSNL CO regarding requests for transfer in the cadre of AGM- <<Click Here for letter>>

(C)The GM (Estt) BSNL CO regarding requests for transfer in the cadre of JTO- <<Click Here for letter>>

(d)The Sr.GM (Pers) BSNL CO regarding  requests for transfer in the cadre of SDE(T)- <<Click Here for letter>>

18.09.2012: All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure successful implementation of Lunch Hour Demonstration on today i.e.18th September, 2012 in coordination with all other Associations & Unions in BSNL demanding immediate implementation of repatriation of non-optee ITS Officers.

18.09.2012: BSNL NEWS in Media

(i) BSNL to recruit DGMs from Open Market, ahead of ITS Repatriation deadline  <<<Click Here for detail news>>>

17.09.2012: BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding preparation of assessment sheet w.r.t. preparatory exercise for All India Eligibility List of JTOs(T)-<<<Click Here for letter>>>

The assessment sheets should include the ACRs for the period 2003-04 to 2009- 2010 of the eligible JTOs as per their seniority in the eligibility list.

17.09.2012: SR Cell, BSNL CO issued letter regarding immunity from transfer to elected representatives of recognized representative unions- <<<Click Here for letter>>>

17.09.2012: BSNL NEWS in Media

(i) Reserving jobs for ITS officers illegal, says DoT  <<<Click Here for detail news>>>

15.09.2012: All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure successful implementation of Lunch Hour Demonstration on l8th September, 2012 in coordination with all other Associations & Unions in BSNL demanding immediate implementation of repatriation of non-optee ITS Officers.

14.09.2012:BSNL is going to Recruit 106 DGMs in Telecom Operation and 56 DGMs in Telecom Finance through Online written test on 20-01-2013 on All India basis. Online registration likely to start on 01-10-2012 and close on 17-10-2012 <<<Click Here for details>>>

14.09.2012: Congratulations! AIBSNLEA's consistent efforts yielded result in getting released Adhoc promotion order from EE (E) to SE (E) <<Click Here for Promotion order>>>

14.09.2012: BSNL Corporate Office  issued letter regarding regularization of STS (Ad-hoc) services of executives belonging to Telecom Finance- <<<Click here for letter>>>    <<<Click here for list>>>  

14.09.2012: BSNL Corporate Office  issued order regarding transfer & posting  of JTO's to ITPC for O&M  of CDR System( On volunteer Basis)  <<<Click here for order>>>

13.09.2012: Hon'ble High Court Kerla at Ernakulam  interim order on 147 SDEs (LDCE Quota) case:   Case came up for hearing today in the evening , Due to lack of time, Case was adjourned to 24/09/2012 .

12.09.2012: GS, President, FS ,CS Delhi Circle met Director(HR), BSNL and discussed:-

(a) Settlement of pending HR issues of executives: We requested for early settlement of pending HR issues and the issues related to viability of BSNL as discussed in CWC meeting of AIBSNLEA held at Ahmedabad on 23rd & 24th August 2012 and submitted in the form of resolutions. Director(HR) mentioned that he has gone through our resolutions letter and marked to PGM(SR) for further necessary action. However, he assured to look into all the issues.

(b) Undue mass transfers of Telecom Factory executives: we expressed our serious resentment against the undue mass transfer orders of Telecom Factory executives on the recommendations GM(TF), BSNL CO with an indifferent attitude and not considering even genuine cases on medical / family grounds for cancellation. Director(HR) assured to look into the matter.

(c) CPC from EE(E) to SE(E): We requested  for the approval of CPC conducted for promotion from EE(E) to SE(E). Director (HR) after some discussions assured for an early approval.

(d) Harassing and indifferent attitude of GM(Finance), TN Circle towards executives: We expressed our serious concern against the harassing and indifferent attitude of GM(Fin.), TN Circle towards the members of this Association. The situation is continuing for the last six months despite the written assurance given by CGMT TN Circle for the settlement of genuine issues. But GM(F) is not honoring the agreement. Director (HR)  assured to discuss the matter with Director(Fin) for an early solution.

(d) Ante dating of DNI of seniors w.r.t their junior executives: We expressed our resentment against the indifferent attitude of the committee members for giving a negative report on this issue. We explained the provisions of 6th CPC recommendations to remove the pay anomaly by giving increments twice in a year i.e. on 1st January and 1st July of the year but such provision is not being adopted in BSNL. We requested that seniors pay should be stepped up w.r.t his junior, DNI date and further the DNI of senior executive should be restored on his due date of DNI, it will avoid the pay anomaly. Director (HR) assured to further discuss the matter with the members of the committee.

12.09.2012: GS, President, FS, CS Delhi Circle met GM(FP), BSNL CO and discussed:-

(a) Consideration of left out cases of AOs for CAO promotion: We requested for early issuance of promotion order of left out cases of AOs  to CAO promotion due to delay in receiving VCRs etc.,. GM(FP) assured an early action.

(b) Modification of CAOs posting orders on promotion on genuine grounds: We requested for consideration for modification/cancellation of transfer & posting orders issued of CAOs on tenure basis and on promotion. GM(FP) assured to examine all the cases given by this Association.

(c) Request /tenure transfer of AOs: We requested for early consideration of request/tenure transfer of AOs. GM(FP) assured that all pending request applications and the tenure station transfers of AOs are under consideration and shortly transfer orders will be issued. 

(d) Request transfer of JAOs under Para 9: We requested for early consideration of request of request / tenure transfer of JAOs. GM(FP) assured that all pending request applications of JAOs under Para 9 are under consideration and within a month transfer orders of JAOs will be issued.

12.09.2012: GS, President met Sr. GM(Pers), BSNL CO and discussed:-

(a) CPC from DE to DGM: Sr. GM(Pers) mentioned that CPC process to fill up 386 DGM posts have been completed but the promotion order will be issued after the final judgment of Hon'ble Ernakulam High court decision on 147 SDEs of LDCE quota seniority case. However he informed that 147 SDEs seniority case has been listed for hearing yesterday in the Hon'ble Ernakulam High court but could not be heard due to some emergency cases. Now, it is expected tomorrow for hearing.

(b) CPC from SDE(T) to DE(Adhoc/Regular): Sr. GM(Pers) immediately spoke to Sr. GMTD, Jabalpur for submitting  an application to Hon'ble CAT, Jabalpur for an early hearing. Sr GMTD, Jabalpur assured to discuss the matter with BSNL's advocate for an early date of hearing. After the stay order is vacated, then only DPCs for promotions from SDE(T) to DE(Adhoc/Regular) will be issued.

(c) Consideration of pending request/tenure transfers: We requested for early relieving of SDEs(T) from hard tenure circles to their parent Circles. Sr. GM(Pers) assured to look into the matter.

12.09.2012: GS writes to Shri K.R. Tiwari, GM (FP), BSNL CO regarding

(i) Non inclusion of names in the promotion order in the grade of CAO-Cases of CTD Circle Reg. [Ref: -2-12/2010-SEA-BSNL dated 30.08.2012] <<<Click Here for letter>>>

(ii) Transfer of CAOs of Calcutta Telephones-<<<Click Here for letter>>>

12.09.2012:

(i) Interview with Shri R.K. Upadhyay, Chairman-cum-MD, BSNL.......  <<<Click Here for Media Report>>>

(ii) Working towards achieving synergy with BSNL: AK Garg, CMD, MTNL...... <<<Click Here for Media Report>>>

12.09.2012: GS writes to

(i) Shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR), BSNL regarding expenditure Control in BSNL- Clarification on All India LTC-[Ref: BSNL CO No.13-03/2012-PAT(BSNL) dated 05.09.2012] <<<Click Here for letter>>>

(ii) The Sr.GM (Pers), BSNL CO regarding requests for transfers in the Cadre of SDE(T)- <<<Click Here for letter>>>

(iii) The GM (FP), BSNL CO regarding non inclusion of names in the promotion order in the grade of CAO-[Ref: -2-12/2010-SEA-BSNL dated 30.08.2012] <<<Click Here for letter>>>

(iv) The GM (FP), BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of Accounts personnel-<<<Click Here for letter>>>

11.09.2012: Implementation of 78.2% IDA fitment benefit: GS, President met Director(PSUs) DOT for early processing the 78.2% IDA fitment pay fixation case of BSNL employees sent by BSNL Board for the approval of Competent Authority and issuance of Presidential directive. Director(PSU) confirmed that BSNL Board's approval on 78.2% IDA fitment has been received and it will be shortly processed for approval of the Competent Authority. It is understood that the proposal after clearance from DoT Finance Cell and Pension Cell, it will be sent to the Competent Authority for approval. 

11.09.2012: GS, President met Sr. DDG(BW) DoT and discussed

(a)  Regularisation of Adhoc EEs(Electrical) Wing in DoT prior to their absorption in BSNL: We requested for filling up of the vacant EEs(E) posts on regular basis by implementing SC/ST roster point properly prior to the year 2003. Sr. DDG(E) after detailed discussions assured that he will examine the DPC proceedings of year-2003 for EEs regularization. After absorption of Group-'B' level officers in BSNL, the DPCs for regularization of adhoc EEs should have been conducted on the basis of DoT RRs till the BSNL finalize its own RRs.

(b) Allowing option upto 01.10.2004 instead of 31.03.2004 on 2nd ACP benefit to SDEs(C) having diploma qualification: We requested for allowing option to SDEs(C) of 2nd ACP benefit upto 01.10.2004 instead of 31.03.2004 as per the provision of EPP. Sr. DDG(BW) DoT mentioned that as per the administrative order the 2nd ACP benefit to diploma holder SDEs(C) was allowed upto 31.03.2004 which now can't be reconsidered and already court case is pending on this issue.

11.09.2012: Status of 78.2% IDA fitment to BSNL employees: GS, AGS(HQ) met GM(Estt.), BSNL C.O. and enquired about  the status of 78.2% IDA fitment proposal approved by BSNL Board and its approval from Competent Authority. GM(Estt.) informed that 78.2% IDA fitment benefit proposal after BSNL Boards' approval has been sent to DoT today morning for the approval of Competent authority and issuance of Presidential Directive. The receipt of proposal from DoT has also been confirmed.

10.09.2012:GS, President, FS met CMD, BSNL and discussed:-

(a) Promotion from EE(E) to SE(E): We requested for early issuance of promotion order from EE(E) to SE(E) since the CPC has been completed on 30.08.2012 itself. CMD assured to look into the matter.

(b) CPC from DE to DGM: CMD expressed unhappiness towards several pending court cases which have stalled the promotions. The DGM promotion is also held up for want of the clarifications from Hon'ble Ernakulam High Court, however CGMT Kerala Circle has requested for early hearing to the Hon'ble High court. CMD also mentioned that DEs on promotion to DGM are declining promotion to distant Circles is not appreciable. Hence, he feels that before DGM promotion executives should be interviewed for distant Circles postings. We clarified that only those executives on DGM promotion are declining promotion to distant Circles who are retiring within two years period. But DEs having more than three years service are opting posting to distant Circles.

(c) Absorption of ITS Officers in BSNL: We expressed our serious concern against non-completion of ITS Officers absorption process in BSNL. CMD mentioned that BSNL along with DoT & MTNL are going to Hon'ble High Court Delhi on 30.09.2012 to explain the situation. It is understood that BSNL Management is going to plead for continuation of ITS officers on deputation basis ignoring the discrimination towards absorbed employees of BSNL. We have to organizationally and legally protest against discrimination of BSNL employees.

10.09.2012: GS writes to Shri R.K. Upadhyay, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, BSNL regarding resolutions passed in the Central Working Committee meeting of AIBSNLEA held at Ahmedabad from 23rd to  24th August, 2012 <<<Click Here for letter>>>

10.09.2012: BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding Direct Recruitment of TTA <<Click Here for letter>>

10.09.2012: BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding calling of ACRs and Screening Committee report w.r.t. Preparatory work for the promotion of Executives (SDEs) to AGM/DE Grade on Adhoc basis -<<Click Here for letter>>

10.09.2012:Opening of Souvenir in commemoration of 4th Circle Conference of Rajasthan held on 05.09.2012: GS, Com. Prahlad Rai has inaugurated "Souvenir" in commemoration of 4th Circle Conference of Rajasthan, at Alwar (17th-18th March'12) in a grand programme organised by Rajasthan Circle at Conference Hall, PGMTD Campus. Most of the Executives Body members of all the 4 branches at Jaipur and CEC members at Jaipur along with several active comrades were present on this occasion. Circle President Com. H.L.Awasthi &  Vice President Com. N.L.Sharma, presided over the function & Com. Karan Singh, CHQ Advisor also graced the occasion.

Com. R.C.Sharma, Chairman, Souvenir Committee presented the packet of Souvenir for inauguration to Com. Prahlad Rai and Com. Com. Karan Singh, CHQ Advisor, Circle President Com. H.L.Awasthi and Circle Secretary, Com. M.K.Morodia supported him in inauguration.

Com. H.L.Awasthi, President delivered welcome Speech and appreciated the sprit of Com. Prahlad Rai towards the Association.

Circle Secretary, Com. M.K.Morodia elaborately apprised that the issues given by Circle to CHQ are being settled timely.

General Secretary, Com. Prahlad Rai in his detailed & graceful address covered all the burning issues. He also apprised the meeting about future planning on the important issues of the association. Com. Prahlad Rai appealed the comrades of Rajasthan that they should work Hard to strengthen the viability of BSNL. Com. General Secretary also replied the queries made by the members. The Conference Hall was full of it's capacity. <<Click Here for the Glimpses>>>

06.09.2012:  BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding filling up of the posts in TRAI on deputation on foreign service terms - offer of appointment  <<<Click Here for letter>>

05.09.2012:  Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations writes to CMD, BSNL regarding ITS repatriation issue-Lunch Hour demonstration on 18-09-2012. <<<Click here for letter>>>

05.09.2012: GS, President, FS met GM(FP) and extended sincere thanks for issuing timely 475 CAOs promotion order & discussed

(a) DPC from AO/CAO(Adhoc) to CAO (Regular): We requested to hold DPC from AO/CAO(Adhoc) to CAO on regular basis. GM(FP) mentioned that DPC has already been initiated to fill up about 250 CAOs posts on regular basis.

(b)  DPC from CAO to DGM(F): We requested to expedite DPC from CAO to DGM(F) & to consider regularly promoted CAOs for promotion by giving one time relaxation. GM(FP) agreed that some more CAOs ACRs/VCRs will be called shortly for DPC.

05.09.2012: GS, President met GM(Estt.) and discussed regarding pay anomaly case of JAOs joined after 07.05.2010. GS(Estt.) mentioned that the Committee has submitted its report to provide five additional increments benefit to Deptt. JTOs/JAOs to remove the pay anomaly. The MC Memo has been prepared & will be sent to next MC Meeting & thereafter to BSNL Board for approval. We expected that within 2-3 months time, the issue will be resolved. We also requested to allow to exercise the option for pay fixation to Deptt. JAOs/JTOs who joined after 07.05.2010. GM(Estt.) assured to re-examine the case.

(b) Implementation of 78.2% IDA fitment benefit: GM(Estt.) informed that BSNL Board decision on this issue is expected to be received from Sr. GM(Legal) Section shortly. Thereafter it will sent to DoT for the approval of the competent authority.

(c) Anomaly due to accrual of increment of Junior earlier than the senior after fixation of pay in revised pay scale implementation of 2nd PRC: We requested to express our serious concern against the negative report submitted by the Committee to the competent authority whereas 6th CPC has already issued order to fix up the pay of Govt. employees twice in a year i.e. 1st Jan/1st July and one additional increment benefit has been given in the pre-revised pay scale whose DNI lies in between Feb. to July. Accordingly the pay has been fixed for ITS officers in BSNL & arrears were drawn immediately. But the BSNL executives antedating/stepping up of pay w.r.t. juniors is not being settled. However, we will further take up the case with the competent authority not to accept negative report of Committee.    

05.09.2012: GS writes to

(a)The Sr.GM (Pers) BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of SDE(T)-<< Click here for letter>>

(b)The Sr.GM (Pers) BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of DE / AGM - << Click here for letter>>

(C)The Sr.GM (Pers) BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of DE / AGM -<< Click here for letter>>

(d)The PGM(BW) BSNL CO regarding  request for transfer in the cadre of Civil Personnel's -<<Click here for letter>>

(e)The Director (Fin) BSNL CO regarding Appeal against order of PGM, Patna-case of Shri Jai Prakash Sharma, AO, Bihar. <<Click here for letter>>

(f)The GM (FP) BSNL CO regarding requests for transfers in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel-  <<Click here for letter>>

(g)The GM (Rectt) BSNL CO regading Discrepancy in evacuation in LDCE for promotion to the grade of SDE(T) under 33% quota-case of Shri Thimmappa Venkanna Naik, JTO(T).<<Click here for letter>>

(h)Shri A N Rai, Director (HR) BSNL  regarding request for extension of date of option for pay fixation to switch over to 2nd PRC IDA Scale of pay-case of non-executives who got promotion/up-gradation to Executive grade after 01.01.2007 [Ref: BSNL CO Letter No: 1-37/2010-PAT (BSNL) DATED 18-05-2011]   <<Click here for letter>>

05.09.2012:Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations writes to CMD, BSNL regarding implementation of 12th June agreement <<Click Here for letter>>

05.09.2012:  BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) Telecom department weighs permanent deputation for Indian Telecom Service officers  <<Click Here for detail news>>

(ii) Top posts in BSNL, MTNL may be reserved for ITS officers   <<Click Here for detail news>>

04.09.2012: FORUM OF BSNL UNIONS / ASSOCIATIONS- Decisions of the Meeting of the Forum held on 4th September 2012:A meeting of the Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations was held on 4th September 2012 at BSNLMS Office. Com. C. Singh, GS, NFTE, Presided. Com. V. A. N. Namboodiri, Convener, briefed about the developments after the last meeting, including the discussion with CMD and Joint Secretary, DoT. All comrades actively participated in the discussion. Com. GS and President attended the meeting. The following decisions were taken unanimously:

1. Issues of 12th June Agreement: The meeting expressed its appreciation to the CMD and management for getting approved the 78.2% IDA fitment benefit in the BSNL Board meeting. Forum should pursue the case effectively so that the orders are got issued before BSNL Day ie. 1st October 2012. We should take effective steps for getting the Child Care Leave implemented as per agreement. The Forum should demand the re-constitution of the committee with representatives from executive and non-executive unions on the superannuation benefits to the BSNL recruitees as agreed by the management.

2. Meetings with Management: The Meetings with the management should be got fixed sufficiently early so that all unions can be intimated and participated.

3. ITS issue- Lunch Hour Demonstration on 18th  September 2012:The present position of ITS absorption was reported by the leaders of SNEA(I) and AIBSNLEA, who had met the Secretary, DoT and had detailed discussion. The DoT seems to be preparing a Cabinet Note for deemed deputation for further period of time. The meeting of the Forum strongly objected to any further extension. The meeting decided to organize Lunch Hour Demonstration on l8th September'2012 demanding immediate implementation of repatriation of ITS, to be followed by further agitational programme. A letter jointly signed by the Unions/Associations will be served to the management. It was also decided to resort to legal action in the matter, as and when necessary.

4. Agitational programmes by Central trade Unions: The decision of the National Convention of Workers held on 04-09-2012 at New Delhi organized by the Central trade Unions was reported. The Convention has called upon the workers to organize a Two Days Countrywide Strike on 20th and 21st of February 2013 and other agitational programmes on the major demands of the workers in continuation of the 28th February 2012 strike. The matter will be further discussed in the next meeting.

04.09.2012:  BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding calling of ACRs and Screening Committee report w.r.t. preparatory work for the promotion of Executives (TES Group-'B' ) to AGM/DE Grade on Adhoc Basis -  <<Click Here for letter>>

03.09.2012:  GS, President, AGS(HQ), CS Delhi Circle met Secy(T), DoT along with GS and President SNEA(I) and discussed:

(a)  Absorption of ITS Officers in BSNL: We expressed our serious concern against non-completion of ITS Officers absorption process in BSNL/MTNL due to the continuous opposition of ITS Officers. DoT has initiated absorption process 3-4 times but majority of ITS Officers have not exercised option in BSNL/MTNL on one or the other pretext. We requested to implement Hon'ble High Court Delhi's judgment to repatriate on-optee ITS Officers upto 30.09.2012 and give responsibility to absorbed Group-'A' officers to man the operation and maintenance. We also mentioned that immediately there will not be any problem in BSNL/MTNL on repatriation of non-optee ITS officers. We categorically told that as per Govt. of India's Policy of restructuring of BSNL/MTNL from Govt. Deptt. to Corporate entities and  absorption of 4.0 lacks employees in BSNL/MTNL, the absorption process of ITS officers should have been completed and closed. Then only the certainty will prevail. DoT should not feel that absorbed employees in BSNL/MTNL are contended and only the ITS officers are discontented. Hence, no preferential treatment  to non-optee ITS Officers should be given by making separate rules, otherwise there will be unrest in the BSNL/MTNL against this discrimination. DoT should immediately end deputation in BSNL/MTNL or revert back all BSNL/MTNL employees to DoT.

Secretary (T), DoT in  the presence of Addl. Secretary (T), USO Administrator, Member (S), Member (T), Joint Secretary (T), Joint Secretary (Admn.), Deputy Secretary (Absorption Cell) and other Senior Officers of DoT, gave patient hearing to us and mentioned that delay in absorption process is not at all good administratively as well as  legally and now it needs completion in the interest of BSNL/MTNL. He also mentioned that seeing the ruling position and BSNL/MTNL viability, appropriate decision will be taken shortly. He assured to examine the contingency plan submitted by us. During discussion Secretary (T) repeatedly told that BSNL/MTNL interest will be safeguarded while taking any decision of ITS Officers absorption issue.

It is understood that DoT is thinking to extend deputation of ITS officers in BSNL/MTNL, which  will be strongly protested by BSNL/MTNL Unions/Associations. 

(b) Payment of pension contribution on actual basis instead of maximum of the IDA pay scale: We requested to change the payment of pension contribution on actual basis instead of maximum of IDA pay scale. Secretary (T) while discussing with Member (S) mentioned that the issue has been taken up with the DOE and efforts are being and to get the clearance.    

(c)  Periodic pension revision of BSNL Pensioners: We requested for issuing order for periodic pension revision of BSNL pensioners after 3rd and 4th PRC reports also. Member (S) mentioned that even Central Govt., has not issued periodic pension revision order for Govt. employees and DPE has already objected earlier IDA pension revision order of BSNL pensioners. We replied that DPE is no way dealing with the Govt. pension rules, since no Govt. pension exists in other PSUs. However, Secretary (T) told that nothing can be mentioned on this issue at this stage. 

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03.09.2012:   BSNL decided to hold JAO Part.II Internal Competitive Examination against 40% quota for the year 2012 on17th, 18th and 19th December, 2012 <<<Click here for letter>>