Editor: Com. Shaji.V, General Secretary; Designed by Com. M.K.
Morodia, Ex-CS RAJ Circle
Monday, 24. April 2023 09:11 AM
was formally launched on 1st May, 2004 by merging 10 DoT
recognized Group-'B' officers Associations & thus represents
in true sense all disciplines of Executives of BSNL i.e.
Telecom Engineering, Telecom Finance & Accounts, Civil /
Electrical / Arch./ TFs Engineering Wings, Personnel Staffs
(PA/PS/PSS), CSS Staffs, AD(O/L) & General Disciplines of
<<<Click here for letter of
SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office>>>
Account details of AIBSNLEA CHQ : Registration No.
S-44028/2002 NCT New Delhi dated 04.12.2002
All India BSNL Executives'
Association, New Delhi Bank:
ECE House, KG
Marg, ND - 110001
BSNL Letter to unit heads
on the Processing of e-APAR of employees of BSNL,
online through ESS-Portal for year 2022-23
In reference to
Restructuring Cell letter No. BSNLCO-COM
N/11(15)/2/2023-RSTG dated 27.03.2023 (copy enclosed),
timelines for processing of e-APARs for year 2022-23
will be issued shortly.
News in Media
: Retirement fund body EPFO
(Employees' Provident Fund Organisation) fixed 8.15 per
cent rate of interest on employees' provident fund (EPF)
deposits for 2022-23 at its meeting today.
GS writes to
Shri Arvind Vednerkar, Director (HR), BSNL Board
consider the DoP & PW OM No. 57/05/2021- P&PW (B) Dated
03/03/2023 for granting benefits under CCS(Pension)
Rules, 1972 to the 1999 recruitment TTAs appointed in
News in Media :
BSNL will install 300 4G/5G towers daily from September:
Ashwini Vaishnaw Ji..
union minister stated that the BSNL’s 4G and 5G
technology stack has been developed within the country
and India is among the five countries across the globe
that have managed to develop end to end telecom
technology. “We will test the technology at 200 sites
for four months and after September daily 300 BSNL
towers will be installed across the country…after 12 to
16 months BSNL will give you the best 4G and 5G
services,” he said....
GS writes to
the Shri. P.K. Purwar, CMD, BSNL for the
implementation of the High-Power Committee Report in
respect of pay Fixation matter of Postal JAOs and
implementation of Hon’ble Apex Court Judgment dated 2nd
September 2021- Regarding .
TN Circle , Com Anand reports that DIR ( CFA) BSNL Board
Shri Vivek Banzal was honoured by Com . Saravanan ,
AIBSNLEA Circle President & CAO/IFA Nagarcoil BA ,
Smt. Minimole I , DGM(T) Nagarcoil BA and Ex Office
Bearer of AIBSNLEA Kerala Circle along with Com.
Padmakumar SDE , the District Secretary of Nagarcoil BA
during the visit of
DIR ( CFA) BSNL Board in Nagarcoil BA in Tamilnadu
Circle on the 24th March 2023.
Com. Anand further reports that the meeting
was very much motivating .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released
‘Bharat 6G Vision’ document in New Delhi on March 22,
2023 along with IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw ji .ITU
Secretary General Also seen in Pic
reports that Bihar Circle
AIBSNLEA Shri Abhay sunder has won silver medal in both
the category weightlifting championship and body
building championship held at kerala.
For convening of CPC from
PS to PPS in field Units (under 67% of Seniority cum
fitness quota) , BSNL CO requested to Circles to furnish
the details in respect of Private Secretary in
Circles so as to prepare an all India eligibility List
<< BSNL CO
Congratulations to CS Gujarat
Shri Jignesh Solanki .
, Shri Jignesh Solanki
got 1st Position in the final of the 19th All
India BSNL Table Tennis held at Bhubaneshwar, Orisha
from 15th March to 18th March . The Closing ceremony and
prize distribution was on 18th March 2023. Shri
Jignesh Solanki received Gold Medal and Trophy from Shri
Arvind Vandekar Dir (HR), BSNL Board .
Forum of Associations of BSNL has written Reminder Request No: 2
to the CMD BSNL for early action of the different issues
raised by the Forum of Associations of BSNL without any
more delay .
& Ex CS AIBSNLEA Karnataka
Reports on the
8th Karnataka Circle Conference ....
The 8th AIBSNLEA KARNATAKA CIRCLE Conference was held on
11th and 12th of March 2023 in a jubilant manner at ZTTC,
Mysuru. From CHQ, the General Secretary, President and
Finance Secretary attended the conference.
The meeting started by hoisting of National Flag and
Association Flag and slogans of Unity and BSNL Zindabad
& AIBSNLEA Zindabad. On 11th March 2023, Pre-CEC meeting
was held in the presence of all the CHQ leaders. The
delegates from all over the circle attended.
Com.B.S.Sunil Kumar, Circle President welcomed all the
CHQ leaders, delegates, veteran leaders to the said Pre-CEC
Meeting. Sri.R.Ganesh, Circle Secretary, presented his
Report from Feb.2021 to Feb.2023. Smt.S.Vanitha, Finance
Secretary presented the Audited Statement of Accounts.
Both the Reports were adopted and approved by the House.
Com.Raj Pal, CHQ President elaborately informed the
House about the efforts being made by AIBSNLEA about
various HR issues. He highlighted about the pending
court cases especially regarding AO to CAO promotion,
DGM promotion etc.
Com.V.Shaji, General Secretary, narrated about the
relationship AIBSNLEA is having with the BSNL
Management. He explained in detail about the pending
issues. The light was thrown on PA/PS Cadre issues, need
for the AIBSNLEA to become MA. He also expressed
happiness about the legacy that AIBSNLEA possesses in
resolving the HR issues. He recalled that due to
consistent efforts made by AIBSNLEA promotions could be
effected in Electrical Stream of recent. He did not
forget to highlight that around 18000 Executives were
got promotion in all streams owing to the persuasive
approach of AIBSNLEA during 2018.
From 1500 hrs, Open Session was arranged. Sri.Shivakumar,
Mayor, Mysore City Corporation, Sri.L.Nagendra, Member
of Legislative Assembly, Govt. of Karnataka,
Sri.G.R.Ravi, CGMT, KTK Circle, Sri.Rajkumar, PGMT,
Mysore BA, GM (L& B), CO, BG, Sri.Sheshadri, Dy.General
Secretary and Circle Secretary, NFTE-BSNL, Sri.Jagadale,
Circle Secretary, SNEA, KTK Circle, Com.B.T.Ramachandra,
SEWA-BSNL, Sri.K.Puttaswamy, BSNLEU and representatives
from Retired Associations were also present.
Sri.Shivakumar, Mayor, MCC, Mysore highlighted about the
performance of BSNL in the present competitive world. He
recalled that Corporation was always co-operating with
BSNL in respect of trenching and laying of OF cable in
Mysore City. He assured full support and co-operation
Sri.L.Nagendra, MLA, Govt. of Karnataka appreciated the
role of BSNL in rural services and at the time of
National disaster. He informed the House that Govt. of
India has allotted 1800-2000 lands to BSNL for offering
optic connectivity under Bharath Udayami Project. As a
part of Atmanirbharatha, the present Government is
striving hard to revive BSNL and offered two packages.
He explained the role of Prime Minister and his dream to
get the BSNL back to its pristine glory by rendering
Sri.Sheshdari, Dy.GS & Circle Secretary, NFTE-BSNL
explained in detail about the absorption process took
place and also about insertion of 37-A into CCS Pension
Rules. He explained the position of Pension Revision,
Pay Revision by way of 3rd PRC and in unequivocal terms
informed the House that the Government has agreed to
delink Pension Revision with Pay Revision. He also
recalled the activities taken through AUAB. Finally, he
thanked AIBSNLEA for givin him an opportunity to address
Sri.Jagadale, Circle Secretary, SNEA, KTK Circle,
informed that during Covid-19, the Executives were
forced to maintain the telecom services by spending from
their own pocket. He also highlighted the robust
transmission network. He narrated about the forthcoming
mass executive transfer both inter and intra circle.
Sri.G.R.Ravi, CGMT, Karnataka Circle also spoke at
length and narrated about the position of Karnataka
Circle in the provision of FTTH connections and also
Govt projects. He informed that all out efforts are
being made to complete the project in a time bound
manner. He also appreciated the active role being played
by all the officers/officials in achieving the targets
set by BSNL Corporate Office.
Sri.Rajkumar, PGMT, Mysore BA about the steps taken by
BSNL to improve the financial position. He called upon
all the executives to work in unity for the better
performance of BSNL.
Sri.V.Shaji, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA touched upon
the financial parameters of BSNL and also various
revival packages announced by Government. GS eloborately
naratted all the Service / HR issues of BSNL and its
executives . GS also expressed the need for unification
of Associations in order to extract out all the deprived
benefits of executives including 3rd PRC from BSNL/DOT.
Neither MA nor SA could extract any of the pending
issues of BSNL executives indicates the fact
that unifications of association is the want of the time
for the benefits of BSNL & its executives .
Finally, the Open House Session concluded with vote of
thanks by Sri.Ullas.V.Gurav, Finance Advisor, AIBSNLEA
Thereafter, the delegate session continued. The present
HR issues were discussed at length. GS AIBSNLEA CHQ
updated house about different HR issues, its persuasion
by AIBSNLEA and overall growth of BSNL. He
satisfactorily replied all the queries and doubts raised
the delegates present in the house. The CHQ President
was nominated as a Presiding Officer for election of
office bearers. Finally, the following office bearers of
AIBSNLEA KARNATAKA CIRCLE were elected unanimously for
the next term of 03 years.
President Sri.R.Ganesh AO, Mysore BA ,
Circle Secretary Sri.M.Sreenivasulu SDE, MS Bangalore &
Finance Secretary Smt.S.Vanitha AO, CO Bangalore.
newly elected OBs took
, CHQ President.
The CHQ Team and other delegates thank
Sri.H.Krishnegowda and his team members for having taken
lot of efforts in making this 8th Circle Conference of
AIBSNLEA KTK Circle a grand success.
Meeting concluded with National Aunthem.
CS Odisha Com Prasanth Kumar Rout reports that
CS and team met DIR HR BSNL Board
. Arvind Vadnerkar
during the visit of DIR HR to Odisha and submitted
representation on the pending HR matters .
reported that the meeting was very fruitful and DIR HR
was kind enough to share his valuable time & listening
to the grievances submitted by team AIBSNL Odisha .
, CHQ President and Dy GS had a meeting with the GM (Pers)
on 16.03.2023 and discussed all the pending HR
matters pertaining to the executives of BSNL. At the
outset AIBSNLEA expressed our sincere thanks and
gratitude to GM(Pers) in considering all our genuine
requests for transfer and posting. GM(Pers) reciprocate
Pending SDE T to AGM(T) Promotions for all SDEs up to
List 13 :
AIBSNLEA requested to
release all the pending promotions against available &
the projected vacancies for AGM T so that all the 3053
qualified SDEs up to list 13 can be promoted .
Total SDEs waiting for AGM 3053 : (List – 9 (206 ) ,
List - 10(112) , List – 11 (584) ,List - 12 (1769) ,List
- 13 (382)) .
Total Working strength of AGM(T) : 3269
Sanctioned Strength of AGM(T): 4500 (4050 SQ+LICE & 450
SETs DRs & MTs) ;
Available Vacancy in of AGM(T) =1231 (4500-3269)
Total Vacancy Projected for of AGM(T): 3276
MT (LICE + MT) : 750 , BharatNet (AGM) : 550 ,
Saturation Project (AGM) :450 , DGM Promo vacancy: 1116
, DGM DR + B Net+ 4G Satu Proj: 410 (120+150+140 )
AIBSNLEA submitted that
there is no financial burden for BSNL in promoting these
young and Dynamic executives to the post of AGM T .
These promotions will certainly improve the working
efficiency of the Telecom Operation Stream due to
officers motivated on promotion.
GM ( Pers) had a very
patient listening to all our submissions and mentioned
that the matter of promoting all eligible SDEs may be
taken up with higher levels for positive solutions .
AIBSNLEA responded that we are working on it with higher
levels too for a positive outcome and further requested
PGM ( Pers) to release AGM T promotions for the
available @700 vacancies , firstly. It is informed that
management is on the job for releasing the LICE and SQ
promotions to AGMT for the available vacancies .
AO to CAO Promotion Status Quo case and Pending
Promotions in Accounts Cadre :
AIBSNLEA requested GM(pers)
that BSNL management may think on granting Adhoc
promotions from AO to CAO & to other cadres too till the
finality of court cases on the following grounds.
The Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh
verdict on 25th February 2020, in Shri. Prakash Vir (OA
60/332/2017) case against JAO to AO promotions praying
for Catch Up Rule and in Shri. Ramesh Kumar (OA
60/750/2018) case against SDE to AGM promotion praying
for Catch Up Rule , not endorsed for the Consequential
Seniority due to want of clarity that “Unless and until
a decision at the highest level is taken as regards the
implementation of the reservation in promotions, the
same shall not be affected”
Further, in the verdict ,
it was made clear that “If any promotions have taken
place contrary to the law as it exists now, it shall be
open to the respondents to take corrective steps.
Pending such action, the promotions so made shall be
treated as provisional, without giving rise to any right
to seniority in the promoted post.”
The two live cases in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh viz
Shri. Anupam Yadav: OA No 1435/2018: Status Quo in the
AO to CAO Promotion in 2018 & Shri. Naresh Thakur Vs
BSNL: O.A./531/2017 (SHIMLA) [ PROMOTION] With
M.A./238/2018 With O.A./912/2017 :( DGM-Adhoc to DGM
Regular) are also praying for the Catch Up Rule in the
same CAT Chandigarh.
General perception for the expected verdict of the two
live cases from the CAT Chandigarh is just imaginable in
the light of the other two verdicts already happened on
25th February 2020 from the same CAT.
Hence, AIBSNLEA requested
to consider CAO regular promotions as per the DOP&T
office memorandum No. 36012/16/2019-Estt (Res) dated
12.04.2022 or issue CAO Adhoc promotions pawing way for
JAO to AO(Adhoc) . CAO to DGM(Adhoc) Promotion can also
be considered as the final directions from Hon’ble court
cases may be happening after prolonged arguments and the
time frame for the final direction from the Hon’ble
court cannot be predicted . Since the long time frame in
the finalisation of the cases in CAT shadowing the
process of Regular promotions of executives to higher
cadres which leads to the retirement of executives from
the working cadre , BSNL management may think of issuing
Adhoc promotions to the eligible executives to higher
cadres in all Streams .
GM(Pers) had a patient
hearing on all our submissions and appreciated the
concern of AIBSNLEA and replied that management can
think in the same line submitted by AIBSNLEA if the
legal constrains for Regular promotions continues.
Pending Promotions in all other Streams/Cadres:
AIBSNLEA had a detailed
discussion on all the Pending Promotions in all other
Streams/Cadres including the pending case in SDE Civil
to AGM Civil . In the Pending PA-PS /PS-PPS promotions,
AIBSNLEA submitted that after completing all the
formalities the CPC files are waiting in BSNL CO from
December 2022 onwards. On enquiry it is learned that
BSNL CO is to finalize and approve for the promotion
orders as per MSRRs 2009 or with MSRRs 2023. Now it is
clarified that the CPC is going to happen as per MSRRs
GM(Pers) responded that PA
to PS promotion is pending want of the finalisation of
new RRs in line with SDE RR 2021. PS to PPS being the
all India Cadre as per the new MSRRs, BSNL CO is in
preparation of the All India Seniority list of PSs and
once list is finalised , the promotion orders will be
issued . AIBSNLEA responded that PA to PS promotion may
be carried out through the present RR and promotion
postings shall be given in the same circles.
Inter Circle Long Stay transfer of AGMT/SDET for 25/24
AIBSNLEA requested to favourable consideration of the
options of executives for nearby circles/choices as it
was facilitated in the last year. If possible exempt
executives from long stay transfer as far as possible
upon their genuine requests in addition to the
exemptions defined as per BSNL CO Letter No
28-6/2017-SCT(Part-I)1041 dated 20.11.2018. GM (Pers)
replied that everything in the Inter-Circle Long Stay
Transfer will be 100% transparent in it and assured that
all kinds of genuine requests will certainly be
considered. The transfer orders are expected in
Long pending 147 LDCE case:
AIBSNLEA discussed the
latest developments in 147 LDCE case in details with GM
(Pers). We informed that Hon. SC in Order dated
14.02.2023 in SLP 30281-30282/2019 filed by BSNL against
the judgement of Hon’ble HC Chandigarh granted four
weeks’ time to BSNL counsel to get fresh instruction
from BSNL in this matter. AIBSNLEA discussed the matter
in length and requested to settle the case as per
statutory rule i.e. As per RR 1981 amended in 1986. We
also submitted that BSNL has already revised the
seniority of 147 executives and assigned due seniority
from 1994 onwards as per Hon'ble HC of Ernakulum
judgement and submitted the same before the Ld Expert
committee constituted by Hon'ble SC vide it's judgement
dated 21.01.2015. The same had been accepted by the Ld
Expert committee. Also, BSNL has given undertaking in
this matter in the Hon’ble SC in 2016 that seniority of
147 executive already revised as per Hon HC Ernakulum.
So, AIBSNLEA requested to settle this issue of 147 Case
as per Law and extend justice to all the executives.
GM(Pers) assured to do the needful as the case is coming
up for hearing on 11-04-2023 in Hon’ble SC of India.
Com Amit Kr. Mukherjee , Circle
Secretary WB Reports that :
AIBSNLEA WB and CTD
jointly met Hon'ble CMD, BSNL on 15.03.2023
at the Telelphone Bhawan, Kolkata
during the visit of CMD BSNL to Calcutta
. On behalf of AIBSNLEA, WBTC, Circle Secretary, Circle
President, Financial Secretary and Branch Secretary CNTX-E
were present. From CTD side
CS, CP and AFS CHQ
were present . We
welcomed Hon'ble CMD
with flower Bouquet.
Later, we submitted a memorandum and apart from the
memorandum, a brief discussion was held with him on the
1. Roster of ‘PA to PS
promotion’ was sent to Corporate Office, New Delhi in
the year 2019 by WBTC before restructuring, but the
roster was not executed for promotion yet. In this
regard, CMD Sir said that after restructuring, promotion
of all cadres have already been executed except AO to
CAO and CAO to DGM (Fin) promotions. Beside these, CMD
Sir informed us that a Promotion Calendar of all cadres
of BSNL staff will be published within end of this month
(March’2023) for maintaining transparency in this
2. Regarding posting of
regular DGM(Fin.), CMD said due to Court Case no
promotion of AO to CAO and CAO to DGM(Fin.) could be
given yet even after having positive attitude of BSNL
Management. As soon as the court case issue is resolved,
promotions order will be issued and DGM(Fin.) posting
will be made to WBTC.
3. Regarding 3rd PRC, CMD
not give any assurance for implementation.
4. Besides, CMD sir assured us
that he will deliberate and consider all the issues
given in the memorandum.
The meeting was very
enthusiastic and effective.
AIBSNLEA WB & CTD Circles
appreciated CMD for
back to back revival packages from the GOI
to the CMD BSNL
CMD by WB Circle>>
BSNL CO issued inter Circle/Tenure Transfer of SDEs (T)
<< SDET Order>>
The date for entry in SAP portal for the facility of
immunity from transfer to recognized Unions/Associations
and Support association is extended till 31-03-2023
<< SAP Entry
15.03.2023 BSNL CO issued corrigendum on the IPMS
KPI Targets for Q1 (April-June) FY 2023-24 for Circles
Shri. Puran Chand Bhatt PGM EF , BSNL CO ....+
AIBSNLEA CHQ team
comprising of GS, President , Dy GS, FS , Auditor and
Advisor ( CHQ) met
Shri. Puran Chand Bhatt, PGM EF, BSNL CO and
honored him with Shawl and Bouquet subsequent to the
integration of the HR related matters of Finance Steam
with PGM(EF). This is a highly encouraging step from the
BSNL Management for the speedy processing of the HR
related issues in Finance Stream. We extend sincere
thanks to the CMD BSNL and BSNL management for arranging
the facility with Finance Stream also so that Pers wing
of BSNL CO can showcase the fullest efficiency in
handling and releasing all the HR matters of all Streams
leaders discussed all the pending issues of Finance
Stream with the PGM (EF) including the pending
transfers, Promotions between the cadres of AO to
CAO , CAO to DGM F and JAO to AO. Though PGM (EF) is
well aware of all the matters pertaining to Finance
stream , PGM (EF) made a patient hearing to all the
submissions of AIBSNLEA CHQ and assured to share
the best out of him for the smooth and speedy
happening of HR matters pertaining to Finance Stream
through Pers department of Corporate Office.
Shri. S.K. Bhardwaj,
Sr.GM (Finance-CM) has been there with PGM (EF)
all along the meeting .
TN Circle Com. Anand and CS Chennai Telephones
with their team met Shri V Ramesh ITS ,Director EB
at Chennai and extended
warm greetings to DIR EB . The Circle Secretaries
submitted request to strengthenthe core and transmission network of BSNL fot
meeting the heavy data demands from FTTH/EB and Mobile
Customers. DIR EB was very proactive to the submissions
and the meeting ended with positive note.
All the executives will
be required to submit the self-certification regarding
Professional Up gradation Allowance for purchasing
books. Journals etc. at the end of every financial year
to regularize the payment of PUA for the respective
financial year in terms of the provisions of this office
orders dated 23.08.2006 and 18.10.2006.
In case of non-submission
of the mandatory certificate, PUA for the subsequent
year will not be paid.
Accordingly, a provision
has been made on the ERP-ESS portal under the "
PUA Certificate " Menu
Sr GM CA has written to
EPFO with Request for considering payment of PF
contribution on higher wages along with Administration
charges by BSNL and its employees as deemed submission
of Joint Option under para 26(6) for exercising option
for higher pension in pursuant to your office Circular
No. Pension/2022/54877/15149 dated-20.02.2023
BSNL CO extended the Special OTP window up to 15.03.2023 for submission
of options for the AGM(T)/SDE(T) who are under the Long
Stay list published on 17.02.2023.
<<Extension of OTP
window 09 Mar 23>>
CO issued guidelines that the three options in
respect of SDEs/AGMs in long stay list can be
submitted their options through E Mail (dmpers1rtp @
gmail . com) for those who could not submit or are
unable to submit the three options due to the pendency
of their earlier options or due to any other reason
03.03.2023 Subsequent to the
meeting convened for All associations and Unions of BSNL
by CMD BSNL on 28-02-2023 regarding the Merger of
MTNL and BSNL , the Forum of Associations of
BSNL consisting of AIGETOA, SNEA, SEWA, AIBSNLEA, TOA
and AIBSNLOA submits it’s feedback with necessary
suggestions to CMD BSNL upon the merger of MTNL into
7th Circle Conference of
the Gujarat Circle has been conducted
enthusiastically in AMA Hall, Ahmedabad on 26th February 2023 , Sunday.
A well balanced New Circle Body for Gujarat with Young
and Dynamic officers is also elected ,
The 7th Circle Conference
of the Gujarat Circle has been enthusiastically
conducted in AMA Hall, Ahmedabad on 26th February 2023 .
Gujarat circle is one of the circle where Young &
Dynamic BSNL DRs. Are joining AIBSNLEA and increasing
our strength day by day.
The youthful and
energetic Open Session of the Circle Conference has been
inaugurated by PGMTD Ahmedabad Mr. Nitin Mahajan , GM
(Admin) ATD Shri Sandeep Bhavsagar and GM (EB) ATD Shri
Devendra Dwivedi. The open session has also been
addressed by the Circle Secretaries of all other
associations and unions.
CHQ President Com Raj Pal Sharma , Dy. GS Com J K Patel
were attended and addressed the Circle Conference. The
new Circle Body has been unanimously elected by the
house and the meeting concluded with National Anthem.
Com. Navsheel Pandey- S.D.E (EB) ATD, Circle Secretary:
Com. Jignesh Solanki -JTO (EB) Bhuj and Circle Finance
Secretary: Com. Jayesh Bhatt- JAO (TR) Bhuj , Dy. Circle
Secretary:Com. V.K.Patel – JTO(PM) ATD, Com. Harshad
Dharejiya SDE (EB) ATD and Com. Nilesh Poriya JTO (CM)
Bhavnagar are elected as CWC Members.