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AIBSNLEA notifies the dates of its 2nd Central Working Committee Meet

AIBSNLEA notifies for its 2nd Central Working Committee Meeting to be held at SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AUDITORIUM OF MOULALI RAJYA YUBA KENDRA at Moulali Crossing, 142/3, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata - 700014 on 25th August 2015 and 26th August 2015. <<<Click here for Notification>>>>  <<<Click here for Corrigendum to the Notification>>>>  <<<Click here for the Route Map of the Venue of CWC>>>>

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31.07.2015::4th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA MP Circle: The Circle conference of AIBSNLEA MP Circle started today at NITTTR Shyamla Hills Bhopal.  In the Pre CEC Meet of 4th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA MP Circle held in afternoon wherein CS/FS reports were placed for approval. After some modifications/deletions/omissions, the reports were approved which will now be placed in representative council on 01.08.2015.

On this occasion issue of merger of the Circle Office Bearers along with members of AIBSNLOA MP Circle with AIBSNLEA was discussed and approved. At 6 PM Com. Sh. P.K. JHA, OS(West) AIBSNLOA CHQ, Com. Sh. R.K. Narang Circle Secy. AIBSNLOA arrived along with all  his members available in Bhopal and joined AIBSNLEA MP Circle.

Also, Sh. Santosh Khare, ACS SNEA(I) MP Circle along with other Office Bearers / Members of SNEA(I) MP Circle joined AIBSNLEA MP Circle. CEC Meet welcomed all the new incumbents in AIBSNLEA MP Circle.

Com. GS & OS(West), CHQ welcomed all the new members in AIBSNLEA.

All the newly joined members assured to strengthen AIBSNLEA by bringing more & more members. Circle Conference is continuing.

Click here for glimpses>>> <<<Photo1>>>   <<<Photo2>>>   <<<Photo3>>>   <<<Photo4>>>

31.07.2015:BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding retirement on superannuation on 31.07.2015 in respect of (i) SDEs (Telecom)/PS (ii) AFS Executives (iii) Executives of AGM/DE equivalent grade  (iv) DGM equivalent grade  

 

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

31.07.2015:  BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding:

(i) Inter-Circle transfer of SDEs (Telecom) <<<<Click here for letter1>>>>  <<<<Click here for letter2>>>>    <<<Click here for letter3>>>   <<<<Click here for letter4>>>>

(ii) Calling of ACR/VC w.r.t. promotion of the executives in the grade of EE(C) [modified list] <<<<Click here for letter1>>>>

31.07.2015:  Update on the matter of absorption of ITS officers in Hon'ble High Court  of Delhi:

The Contempt Case (C) No. 227/2013 between AIBSNLEA, SNEA(I) & others v/s R. Chandrashekhar was listed for hearing today as Item No. 1 in Court No. 8 at the High Court of Delhi at New Delhi. Mr. Rajshekhar Rao appeared on behalf of the Petitioners i.e. AIBSNLEA, SNEA(I) & others. The case was heard at length twice today. First half as well as in Second half. However, the matter stands adjourned to 18.11.2015 for further proceedings.

30.07.2015:  BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding:

a. Transfer and Posting of AGM / DE of Telecom Operation Stream <<<Click here for Orders>>>

b. Regular Promotion to the Executives in AGM / DE of Telecom Operation Stream  <<<Click here for Orders>>>

c. Adhoc Promotion to the Executives in AGM of CSS Cadre  <<<Click here for Orders>>>

30.07.2015:  GS, FS and AGS (HQ) met Director (HR) and discussed:

(a) Filling up the vacant posts of DGM (Engg.): We requested for filling up the vacant about 700 posts DGM (Engg.) Director (HR) informed that she has already directed GM (Pers.) to expedite CPC and issue promotion orders.

(b) Stay order granted by Hon’ble CAT Bench Chandigarh against the CPCs in BSNL: We requested to get the stay order vacated on the promotion from AO to CAO and JTO to SDE (T). Director (HR) appreciated our concern and informed that BSNL is taking clearance from the Hon’ble CAT Bench Chandigarh for allowing Adhoc Promotions at least as per the available DoP&T guidelines and till the matter is resolved.

(c) Membership verification of Executive Associations: We requested for pursuing in the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka through BSNL’s Advocate to get vacated the stay on Membership verification of Executive Associations. Director (HR) discussed the matter with Sr. GM (Legal), who was also present in the meeting and asked him discuss the matter with Sr. GM (SR) for early vacation of the stay order so the member ship verification may be competed at the earliest..

(d) Data Facility (GPRS) to the Executives in BSNL: We requested for early issuance of the required instructions to the field units to provide Data Facility (GPRS) to all executives in BSNL. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.

(e) Affaires of Maharashtra Telecom Circle wherein GM (HR) is indifferent towards AIBSNLEA: We expressed our serious concern against the indifferent and biasing attitude of GM (HR), Maharashtra Circle towards AIBSNLEA. Dire (HR) assured to look into the matter.

   Recommendations of the Joint Committee for change of Designations of Non-Executives in BSNL:

As per the minutes of the Meeting of the Joint Committee for change of Designations of Non-Executives in BSNL the has recommended new designations for the Non-Executives  <<<Click here for Minutes of the Meeting>>>

29.07.2015:    GS, AGS (HQ) met GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:

 a. Tenure / request transfers of SDEs/DEs: We requested to consider the long pending tenure / request transfer applications of the SDEs/DEs of Telecom Wing as well as of Telecom Factories. GM (Pers.) informed that by the end of this month all the genuine medical and tenure / request transfer applications of the SDEs/DEs of Telecom Wing as well as of Telecom Factories will be considered and orders will be issued.

b. Settlement of agenda items of the meeting held with Director (HR) on 16.07.2015:

- Restructuring of AD (OL) cadre: GM (Pers.) mentioned that after the meeting he remained busy in the repatriation issue of ITS officers. However, he assured for an early action in this regard.

- Notional pay fixation of JTO/SDE (Civil/Electrical/Arch/TF) and PA/PS cadre w.e.f. 01.10.2000: GM (Pers.) mentioned that he has seen the file and will give his noting shortly.

- Creation of PPS posts in the field units: We request to instruct DGM (Pers.), who is the convener of the committee headed by ED (CN). GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

c. Clarification on Transfer Policy to Uttarakhand Circle: GM (Pers.) mentioned that he has seen the case sent by Restructuring Cell for comments and it is being examined and shortly the reply will be given.

d. CPCs:

- JTO to SDE (T): GM (Pers.) mentioned that the case was heard today in the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala and further posted for hearing to 05th August 2015. He assured that as soon as the court stay is cleared the CPC will be expedited.

- SDE (T) to DET: We requested to expedite the CPC for promotions from SDE (T) to DET. GM (Pers.) informed that the VCs of the eligible officers have been called toady itself.

- DET to DGM: We requested to expedite the CPC for promotions from DET to DGM at the earliest as every month a lot of our DEs are retiring without getting their due promotion and field units are facing acute shortage of DGM level officers. GM (Pers.) assured to collect the VCRs of the eligible DEs for DGM promotions at the earliest.   

29.07.2015:    GS, FS, AGS (Fin.) met GM (FP) and discussed regarding:

a. CPC from JAO to AO: We requested to initiate the CPC for promotion from JAO to AO. GM (FP) mentioned that the proposal for JAO to AO promotions is being prepared to fill-up the vacant AO posts up to June-2015.

b. CPC from AO to CAO: We requested to expedite the CPC for promotion from AO to CAO. GM (FP) mentioned that after the legal opinion and Pers. Cell advice Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh will be apprised with the existing guidelines/endorsements of DoP&T order with reference to Hon'ble Apex Court Judgment in the matter of M. Nagaraj. After the clearance from Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh further action in this regard will be taken. The case is coming for hearing on 05.08.2015.

c. CPC from DGM (F-Adhoc) to DGM (F-Regular): GM (FP) informed that the approval of the competent authority has been taken and shortly CPC from DGM (F-Adhoc) to DGM (F-Regular) will be completed.

d. Consideration of tenure / request transfers of AOs and CAOs: We requested to consider pending tenure / request transfers of AOs and CAOs. GM (FP) assured to issue the orders in advance for the AOs/CAOs who are about to complete the tenure or have already completed the tenure.

29.07.2015:    GS, FS, AGS (HQ), AGS (Fin), Advisor (HQ), CS, BSNL CO attended the get-together arranged by the Delhi Circle Civil/Electrical/Arch Engineering Wing Executives to felicitate CHQ leaders for settling down the issue of allowing Diploma holder SDEs having 10 years technical experience for the promotion to the grade of EE (Civil/Electrical/Arch) posts. Comrade GS in his address discuss in detail the efforts of the then Central Coordination Committee (CCC) of the DoT Gr.”B” officers Associations and after merger in AIBSNLEA to provide parity at par with JTO/SDE of Telecom Wing to all other executive cadres of JAO, JE/AE (Civil/Electrical/Arch/TF), PA/PS, CSS cadres in all respect and now with the consistent efforts it is achieved. He assured shortly all the vacant EE (Civil/electrical) posts will be filled up. He also appealed to remain united for the betterment of the cadre as well as for AIBSNLEA.

29.07.2015: <<<<Click here for the minutes of the meeting held under the chairmanship of CMD  BSNL with Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations on dated 24.07.2015>>>>>
29.07.2015:  Update on the matter of JTO to SDE promotion in Hon'ble High Court  of Kerala: JTO-SDE promotion case in Hon'ble Kerala High Court came up for hearing today in the afternoon. Appellants brought in a new matter for argument i.e. diversion of JTO vacancies which has no relevance at all in this case. BSNL counsel sought time on this and posted for further hearing on 05.08.2015(Wednesday).
28.07.2015:    GS, GS of AIGETOA met with Sr. GM(SR) and discussed regarding:

Membership verification of Executive Association:  We requested to pursue in the Hon`ble High Court Karnataka through BSNL's advocate for an early hearing so that the stay order against referendum is vacated.  Sr. GM (SR) mentioned that the case has been heard partly in the Hon`ble High Court Karnataka and now efforts are being made for an early hearing.  He assured as soon as the stay order is vacated, membership verification process will resume.

Meeting with Director (HR) with AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA on 4th August, 2015:  Sr.GM (SR) mentioned that on the demands of the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA, the feedback from all the concern units has been asked before the proposed meeting with Director (HR).  He clarified that Management is trying to resolve the pending genuine HR issues. 

He also quoted that in today's committee meeting, it has been agreed to change the designations of non-executive cadres for example Sr. TOA to Office Associate, TTA to JE etc.  We also pleaded to change the designation of field units similar to the pattern of BSNL Corporate Office.  Sr. GM (SR) mentioned that this issue will be addressed by the Committee headed by ED (NB).

28.07.2015:    Meeting with PGM (EW):

GS, AGS(HQ) met with PGM(EW) and extended thanks and gratitude for his support in allowing the diploma holder SDEs (Electrical) having 10 years' technical experience for enabling them for the promotion of Executive Engineer(E).  PGM (EW) appreciated our concern and told that the stalemate to fill up the vacant EE (Electrical) is now broken.

CPC from SDE (Electrical) to EE (Electrical):    We requested for immediate filling up of more than 100 vacant EE(Electrical ) posts as the hurdle in EE (E) promotion  is now over.  PGM (EW) assured an early action in this regard

28.07.2015:    CWC meet of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA at Kolkata:

Joint open session of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA will be held on 25th August 2015 at 15.00 Hrs. Thereafter the joint session of CWC members of AIBSNLEA and CEC members of AIGETOA will be held at 19.00 hrs at the same venue. 

28.07.2015:   United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA writes:

United Forum of Executives' Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL regarding ambiguous and suspicious recruitment of Direct DGMs in Telecom Operation and Finance from amongst external candidates ignoring more qualified, experienced and deserving internal candidates  <<<Click here for letter>>>

28.07.2015:  Update on the matter of JTO to SDE promotion in Hon'ble High Court  of Kerala: AIBSNLEA advocate has intimated that the OP(CAT) 45/2015 on JTO to SDE promotion case in Hon'ble Kerala High Court will be heard on 29.07.2015 by Division Bench

AIBSNLEA condolences on the sad demise of

Former President of India

Bharat Ratna Shri APJ Abdul Kalam.

May his soul rest in peace.

27.07.2015:   BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding

(i) Transfer / posting in the grade of SDE(C) <<<Click here for order>>>>

(ii) Furnishing APARs/ACRs of JTO(T) for considering for promotion to the grade of SDE(T) under 67 percent quota <<<<Click here for order>>>>

27.07.2015:  GS and GS, AIGETOA met Director (HR) and discussed regarding:

i. Fixing agenda meeting to the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA: We requested Director (HR) to fix up a meeting with the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA to discuss their demands submitted on 17th July 2015. Director (HR) immediately fixed up the date for discussion on 4th August 2015 at 16.00 hrs.

ii. 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees: We apprised about the discussions held with GM (Estt) on the parity of superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees with respect to BSNL absorbed employees' pension benefits. Director (HR) mentioned that she will discuss the matter with GM (Estt) and will try to give feedback to the remuneration Committee of BSNL Board before BSNL Board meeting which is tentatively scheduled to be held in the month of August 2015.

iii. Minutes of the meeting held on 16th July 2015: Director (HR) assured for early issuance of the minutes of the meeting held on 16th July with the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA.

27.07.2015:  Joint Committee Meeting with ED (NB):

GS attended the Joint committee meeting with ED (NB) and discussed regarding implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy since on E-2 and E-3 to JTO and SDE equivalent cadres the committee discussions are over. In today's meeting the GSs of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and SNEA (I) pleaded in support of granting designation and functional duties to the grade on time bound promotions under EPP as it was assured at the time of absorption.

 

Chairman Committee appreciated our concern but the official side committee members GM (Estt) and GM (EF) still pleading that in case the designation and functional duties are given in the grade on time bound promotion the number of DEs/DGMs will be huge. We further pleaded that BSNL will be saving money on implementing this policy but will give social status to the Executives.  ED (NB) advised to give more feedback on the basis of other CPSUs promotion policies. The discussion will continue and the next committee meeting will be held on 5th August 2015 at 11.00 hrs. All the CHQ / Circle / Branch office bearers are requested to provide suggestions to CHQ in this regard for further discussions immediately.

27.07.2015: GS, FS, AGS (HQ) met CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding:

a. Filling up of the post of DGM (Engg.): We expressed our serious concern against non-filling of DGM (Engg.) posts since there is no court stay order on promotions. CMD appreciated our concern and mentioned that in our meeting held on 16th July 2015, he has already directed Director (HR) to understand the case for issuance of early promotion orders. However, he assured to further discuss the matter with Director (HR).

b. CWC meeting to be held at Kolkata: CMD confirmed that he will be attending the open session on occasion of the CWC meeting at Kolkata on 25th August 2015.

27.07.2015:  Update on the matter of JTO to SDE promotion in Hon'ble High Court  of Kerala: JTO-SDE promotion case in Hon'ble Kerala High Court could not be heard today and now postponed for further hearing on 30.07.2015(Thursday)

24.07.2015:  Congratulations! AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released order  regarding pay fixation of JAOs(Deptl)(40% quota) of 2010 Batch arising out of Non-Executives' Wage revision orders dated 7.5.2010 and subsequent clarification dated 18.5.2011  <<<Click here for order>>>

We are extremely thankful to CMD BSNL, Director(HR), ED(F), GM(FP), GM(EF) and all the concerned officers who helped in settling the issue.

24.07.2015:  Repatriation of ITS officers: DoT  vide letter number A-11013/7/2013-Abs. Cell has issued orders for repatriation of 100 ITS officers deployed in BSNL back to DoT. These officers are directed to report to Principal CCA/ CCA <<<Click here for letter>>>

24.07.2015: Meeting of Core Committee of the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations with CMD BSNL:

CMD conducted a meeting with the members of Core Committee of Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations and discussed regarding true implementation of recently launched on 1th May 2015 the revolutionary schemes for revival of BSNL i.e. Free Night Calling from BSNL land lines to any number of any operator in India between 9pm to 7am and Free Roaming for incoming calls on BSNL mobiles. Director (CFA), GM (NWP-CFA), GM (NWO-CM), GM (PP, S&M and Infra) were present in the meeting. GS AIBSNLEA as Core Committee member attended the meeting

 

CMD initiated the discussion to give a wide publicity of the schemes and their implementations so that new customers for both land line and mobile are generated. He mentioned that the sole purpose of conducting the meeting to have a joint effort for revival of BSNL. God has given the window to avail the opportunity through these new schemes and such opportunities come once in life. He impressed upon to organise Melas, improve quality of service to attract more and more customers to BSNL. Each and every employee should involve him/herself for revival of BSNL.

 

Director (CFA) informed that WiFi modems are available and the cost is now reduced to Rs. 1500/-. It should also be given wide publicity.

 

The concerned GMs informed that during the last Financial Year mobile connection were added in the range of 8 lakhs but after launch of these schemes there is a jump of 36% in this segment and during May 2015 it is increased to 11.6 lakhs. Now during the July 2015, it has already crossed 15 lakhs connections.  And there is a scope of further increase in this segment up to 30 lakhs connections per month.

 

Regarding MNP, the port-in which was earlier negative has now converted into positive upto 1 lakh line per month. With these developments the revenue will also increase shortly.

 

CMD emphasized proper monitoring on franchise and retail outlets. Concerned GM informed that as per franchise policy franchise premises is to be visited daily by Managers (SDEs/JTOs) and Retail outlets by the concerned TTAs/TMs.

 

Before launching of these schemes the disconnection was 1.20 lakh per month. Now up to 15th July 2015 the disconnection is reduced to 40-45 Thousands. Also Ten (10) Telecom Circles are coming to positive side i.e. A & N,  Assam, Chennai TD, Haryana, Jharkhand, J&K, NE-I, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu Circles.

 

Director (CFA) further informed that in case of DNP, the incoming facility will now be allowed for 60 days instead of earlier 30 days. The DNPs are also deferred by pursuing customers in view of the newly launched schemes.

 

Core Committee leaders apprised the actual status of implementation of these schemes in field units and the efforts taken by the Forum in this regard. But the response from Branches and Circles is not encouraging hence Circles/SSA Heads should be directed to hold meeting with the Circle/Branch level Forum leaders to mobilize and involve the employees for the success of these schemes. They also apprised about the scarcity of material in some circles mainly drop wire i.e. Karnataka, Maharashtra, MP, Gujarat, Haryana, Kerala Circles etc.

 

In Kerala Circle the main problem is of scarcity of man power since the contractual labor are on strike and TMs are retiring every month. Similarly to meet the demand of NTCs 5 Pair cable requirement is also there. Some more suggestions were given by the Core Committee to make these schemes popular. Core Committee also informed that some retired Executives/Non-executives have offered their free services for promotion of these schemes purely on volunteer basis has to be encouraged. CMD assured to look into all the valuable suggestions and directed concerned GMs to have regular interaction with the members of Core Committee on these issues.

 

Director (CFA) mentioned that he himself or his GMs may be apprised regarding shortage of material, if any in Circles/SSAs through SMS or in person by the members of the Core Committee.

 

Core Committee members extended thanks to the CMD BSNL for conducting the meeting.

23.07.2015:  GS writes to

1. The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding representation received from Shri Vasant B Parmar, HR No. 198216794, JAO ATD, GNR, Ahmedabad against the suspension order dated 6.7.2015 2. representation received from Smt. Bharathi H, JAO (TRA) % Area General Manager Telecom, Post. Kunjibettu, Udupi, HR No. 198912577  <<<Click here for letter>>>

2. The GM (Pers.)BSNL Corporate Office, regarding representation received from Smt. Pushpa Pangtey, SDE, Staff No. 110955     O/o GMTD Nainital, H.Q, Haldwani, Uttarakhand Telecom Circle 2. Representation received from Shri Sandeep Shukla JTO/ETR/Durgapur HRNo. 200701511 regarding posting in UP(East) Circle after announcement of LDCE (JTO to SDE ) results.3. representation received from Shri S.M. Patil, AGM (TX), Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh SSA (NE-II) Circle HR No. 198309355 regarding substitute. 4. representation received from Mrs. Barnali Chaudhuri, HR No. 198405122, SDE, ITPC, SDC, Osmania University Telephone Exchange Building , Hyderabad-50007 regarding inclusion of missing name  in seniority list and considering her promotion to SDE (T) grade at par her batch mates. 5. Representation received from Shri H.M. Soratur, DGM(L/A) % GMTD, Hubli, Karnataka regarding Injustice to SC/ST 46 DEs in DGM DOPC and seniority 6. Representation received from Shri N. Bangarukrishnaswamy, DGM (S&M-CFA) % Chief General Manager, Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai-600006 regarding to uphold his existing SDE (T) seniority 7 Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of SDE 8. Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of DE/AGM  <<<Click here for letter>>>

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

4. The Director (HR), BSNL Board, regarding representation received from Gujarat Circle regarding review of up gradation given to PA/PS  <<<Click here for letter>>>

23.07.2015: Refund of BWA Specturm

From reliable sources it is learnt that BSNL has received a sanction of Rs. 830 Crores against BWA Spectrum refund. AIBSNLEA along with Forum was pursuing it since long.

23.07.2015: Meeting of Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations: Chairman and Convener Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations discussed regarding implementation of one day General Strike on 2nd September 2015 by all Central/CPSUs Trade Unions on 12 point charter of demands <<<Click here for letter>>> including demands related to viability of BSNL and requested active participation of BSNL executive Associations also.  GS assured to discuss the matter in the next CWC meeting going to be held in Kolkata on 25th and 26th August 2015.
23.07.2015: Meeting with GM (EF):

GS, FS met GM (EF) Shri Mukesh Mathur recently joined and discussed regarding revision of tour TA/DA rates etc. GM (EF) assured to look into the matter.

23.07.2015:   Meeting with CMD, BSNL:

GS, AGS (Fin.) and Advisor (HQ) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding

 a. Merger of QA circle with T&D Circle: We requested to extend the merger and shifting of QA Circle HQ at Jabalpur up to March – 2106 in view of repatriation/transfer of staff to their choice circles from QA Bangalore HQ. CMD mentioned that the decision of merger has been informed to Administrative Ministry i.e. DoT. However, some extension and repatriation/transfer of staff will be looked into.

b. Filling up of the post of ED (Finance): We requested to fill up vacant ED (Finance) Post immediately since Director (Finance) work is being looked after by CMD and some day to day Finance related issues are getting delayed. CMD assured to discuss the matter with Director (HR) for an early action in this regard.

 23.07.2015:  Update on the matter of JTO to SDE promotion in Hon'ble High Court  of Kerala: JTO-SDE promotion case in Hon'ble Kerala High Court was heard today but due to lack of time postponed for further hearing on 27/7/2015(Monday)

22.07.2015:  GS writes to 

(a)The GM (FP) ,BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel 2. Representation received from Shri R.K. Gupta, Staff No. 89630, AO, O/o the TDM Pilibhit, UP (West) regarding Seniority in Accounts Officer cadre -  <<<Click here for letter>>>.

(b)The ED (NB),  BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/ in the Cadre of AGM (TF)-  <<<Click here for letter>>>.
(c)The ED (Finance),
BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of Account Personnel - <<<Click here for letter>>>.
(d)
The GM (Pers.),BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE 2. Representation received from Shri A. Venkatraman, SDE-Plg,  HR No. 199000585 % CGMT Karmataka Telecom Circle , Swami Vivekananda Road, Ulasoor, Bengauru-56008 regarding Seniority list 7 of Group “B” Officers. 3. Representation received from Shri Ajay Batri, SDE, HR No. 199101050 % CGMT BRBRAITT, Jabalpur regarding his transfer -  <<<Click here for letter>>>.

(e)The CMD BSNL Corporate Office, regarding representation received from Shri Laxmi Narayan, SDE, Srigaganagar regarding petition against impugned order of Director (HR)-  <<<Click here for letter>>>.

(f) The Director (HR),BSNL Corporate Office, regarding order of retirement on superannuation on 31-05-2015 case of Shri.Gazi Ram Meena, DE (Jaipur TD) Rajasthan-  <<<Click here for letter>>>.
(g). The PGM (BW)BSNL Corporate Office,  Representation received from Shri A.D. Dalwadi, SDE (P&D-I), O/o the Sec (Civil) Ahmedabad regarding implementation of Assured Career Progression Scheme in Department.-  <<<Click here for letter>>>.

22.07.2015:  BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) BSNL to hive off tower business into new subsidiary: CMD Anupam Shrivastava   <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(ii) Bsnl Says Will Improve Connectivity Along Borders   <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iii) BSNL Deploys 'COWs' to Boost Mobile Coverage   <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iv) BSNL special SIM sales mela  <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(v) ABS Group ties up with BSNL for on-demand services <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(vi) BSNL 8Mbps Unlimited BB Plan with 1000 Free Calls - New launch  <<<Click here for detail news>>>

22.07.2015:  BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding

(i) Requirement of APARs/ Shown Certificate of all working SDE (T)s/ Adhoc DEs for considering them for promotion to AGM/DE (T) on regular basis - <<<Click here for order>>>>   <<<Annexure>>>

(ii)  Inter Circle Transfer order of SDE(T) <<<Click here for order>>>>

(iii) Forgoing of promotion w.r.t. regular Promotion to the Executives in AGM/DE of Telecom Operation Stream in the IDA scale of pay of Rs. 29100-54500/=  <<<Click here for order>>>>

22.07.2015:  GS writes to  Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding merger of Quality Assurance Circle and Inspection Circle under single entity- <<<Click here for letter>>>.

21.07.2015:  Core Committee of the Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations Meeting with CMD BSNLon 24th July 2015: CMD BSNL has fixed up the meeting with the Core Committee of the Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations on 24th July 2015 at 11.30 Hrs to discuss and know about the implementation of recently launched two schemes through out the country at all SSA levels i.e. free night calling facility on landline connections and free roaming on BSNL mobile connections. All the Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to provide necessary feedback in this regard to CHQ for further discussion with CMD BSNL in the afore said meeting.

21.07.2015:   GS met GM (A), BSNL CO and discussed regarding:

a.  Mobile Data / GPRS service to BSNL executives: We expressed our concern against delay in issuing the orders for providing Data / GPRS on service mobile connections of BSNL executives despite the directions given by CMD, BSNL. GM (A) mentioned that the proposal was processed to the concern sections of BSBNL Corporate Office wherein Internal Finance has given clearance mentioning no additional financial implications and now he will discuss the matter with Director (CM) shortly for approval. He assured an early action in this regard.

b.  Disconnection of Service Telephone connections of BSNL executives in MTNL area: We expressed our concern against the disconnection of Service Telephone connections of BSNL executives in MTNL area against non-payment. GM (A) mentioned that recently Director (HR) has personally discussed the matter with Director (Finance) MTNL to resolve the issue accordingly today itself concerned BSNL officers had a meeting with Director (Finance), MTNL and other concerned officers of MTNL. But, still MTNL Management is impressing upon to release the payment of telephone bills of BSNL Corporate Office amounting to about Six Crores immediately. Thereafter only NCR area cases may be discussed. BSNL is trying to resolve the issue in lieu of the service being provided by BSNL to MTNL staff in NCR area/Mumbai. However, he assured an early solution in this regard.   

c.  Free calls to pensioners in their concessional telephones should be regularized as per BSNL CO order no 2-7 /2007- PHA dt 12-07-2007 which should be 500+220 free calls (as presently allowed to ordinary subscribers as free calls)  instead of 500 +50  calls (as was allowed to ordinary subscribers as free calls earlier) and Extension of night calling facility to concessional phones to pensioners and also service connection to employees: On both the above issues GM (A) informed that matter is under consideration and as per the earlier letters of this Association proposal has been mooted to the competent authority for consideration and approval. He assured an early decision in this regard.

21.07.2015:   MOST URGENT - ALL CIRCLE / BRANCH SECRETARIES

Subject: Implementation of Hon'ble CAT, PB, New Delhi's judgment in OA No. 3883/2014, MA No.3364/2014 and MA MA No. 2265/2014 - Fixation of pay under FR-22(1)(a)(i) to the members of AIBSNLEA (Applicant No.1)

AIBSNLEA CHQ has received the list of members of officiating JTOs from 1. Andhra Pradesh Circle, 2, Karnataka Circle, 3. Kolkata TD, 4. Madhya Pradesh Circle and 5, Gujarat Circles only. These lists have been submitted to the BSNL Management. BSNL Management in turn vide letter number 3-8/2010-Estt-IV (Pt.) dated 16.07.2015  <<Click here for letter>>> has asked to arrange for the documentary proof with regard to the membership of AIBSNLEA for all the circles along with consolidated list of concerned members of AIBSNLEA.

In this regard all the Circle / Branch Secretaries of AIBSNLEA are requested to immediately (latest by 27th July 2015) send the list of AIBSNLEA members of officiating JTOs for further submission to the BSNL Management to produce before the Hon'ble PB, CAT

20.07.2015:   BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding

(i) Promotion to the grade of SDE (Telecom) in B.S.N.L. under Competitive Quota (25 percent) on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination held on 15.07.2007 - Case regarding SDE (T) who qualified in LDCE held on 15.07.2007.<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Promotion of the executive in the grade of Executive Engineer (C)-Calling of VCRs / ACRs <<Click here for letter>>>

20.07.2015:    <<<<<<Message of Director (HR), BSNL Board (In English) >>>>>>  <<<In Hindi>>>>
20.07.2015:    GS, FS Advisor(HQ) met PGM(BW) [Addl. GM(BW) was also present] and discussed regarding filling up of the vacant SE(C), EE(C) and SDE(C) vacant posts. PGM(BW) mentioned that after United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA meeting with Director(HR), BSNL Board on 16.07.2015 to resolve timely HR issues for C/E/Arch. wings; the proposal to fill up SE(C) &  EE(C) vacant posts was processed today to Director(HR), which have been approved & CPCs are being initiated immediately.

He further assured that now they have the chance to fill up all vacant SE(C), EE(C) and SDE(C) vacant posts after issuing the order wherein diploma holder SDE(C/E/Arch.) having 10 years technical experience are allowed to the promotion of EE(C/E/Arch.). He assured an early action in this regard.

20.07.2015:    GS, AGS (Fin) met GM (Estt) and discussed regarding:

a. FR 22-1(a)-i pay fixation to JTOs Officiating: We expressed our concern against delay in issuing the instructions allowing FR 22 1(a)i pay fixation to officiating JTOs - the members of AIBSNLEA as per the decision of Hon'ble PB CAT New Delhi. AIBSNLEA has already submitted the members list in this regard. GM (Estt) assured an early action in this regard.

b. Antedating of Pay: We requested to restore the initial orders of BSNL Corporate Office allowing antedating of pay to seniors with respect to their juniors. The later date order is not giving any pay protection to seniors with respect to their juniors in true sense. GM (Estt) assured to look into the matter.

c. Increment of 3% on first old scale and thereafter 3% in the promoted scale instead of 6% at a time in promoted scale: We requested for necessary orders for pay fixation on time bound promotions i.e. Increment of 3% on first old scale and thereafter 3% in the promoted scale instead of 6% at a time in promoted scale. GM (Estt) assured an early order in this regard.

20.07.2015:    GS, Advisor (HQ) met GM (FP) and discussed regarding CPCs from JAO to AO, AO CAO and CAO to DGM (F): GM (FP) informed that the concerned officers from Haryana Telecom Circle dealing the court case have been asked to attend Corporate Office to discuss the matter and thereafter AGM (SEA), BSNL CO will visit Chandigarh to take the clearance from the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh to expedite the CPCs from AO to CAO and JAO to AO. He further mentioned that he has directed SEA Cell to initiate CPC from JAO to AO, DGM (F- Adhoc) to DGM (F-Regular) and CAO to DGM (Finance) immediately.

20.07.2015:    GS, Advisor (HQ) met GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:

a. CPC from JTO to SDE (T): GM (Pers.) mentioned that again the court case in the Hon'ble High Court Kerala is postponed to 23rd July 2015 since applicants' advocate took the adjournment on his sickness ground.

b. Consideration of request / tenure transfers of SDEs/DEs: We extended our thanks for considering some pending request transfer cases of DEs from BSNL Corporate Office to their requested circles and requested to consider all the pending request / tenure transfers from other circles also. GM (Pers.) appreciated our concern and assured that within this month all the pending requests/tenure transfer cases will be considered and orders will be issued. He also mentioned that some SDEs transfer cases he has approved today and by tomorrow orders will be issued.

c. Allowing Diploma holder SDE (C/E/Arch) having 10 years technical experience for promotion to EE (C/E/Arch):  We extended our sincere thanks and gratitude to CMD BSNL, Director (HR), ED (NB), PGM (BW/EW/Arch), GM (Pers.), SR GM (Legal), DGM (Pers.) and all concerned officers for implementing MHRD/DoT order in true sense allowing Diploma holder SDE (C/E/Arch) having 10 years technical experience for promotion to EE (C/E/Arch). GM (Pers.) appreciated our concern.

d. Creation of PPS posts in field units: GM (Pers.) informed that three circles viz. NTR Circle, TF Circle and UP (West) Circle has still not furnished the requisite information to be placed before the concerned committee headed by ED (CN). Addl. GM (Pers.) informed that again he has sent a reminder to these lagging circles.  

 

On other issues, i.e. restructuring of AD (OL) cadre, Notional Pay fixation w.e.f. 1.10.2000 to all upgraded pay scales, and some other issues GM (Pers.) assured time bound action as committed in the meeting headed by Director (HR) held on 16.07.2015.

20.07.2015:   Invitation to CMD, BSNL and other senior officers of BSNL CO to attend Open Session being held during CWC Meet Kolkata

GS, FS, Advisor (HQ) met CMD BSNL and invited him as Chief Guest to attend OPEN SESSION on the occasion of the CWC meet of AIBSNLEA at Kolkata being held on 25th and 26th August 2015. He accepted the invitation and assured to attend the Open Session. We also extended invitation to all the Board of Directors viz. Director (HR), Director (CFA), Director (EB) and other senior officers of BSNL Corporate Office.

20.07.2015:   United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA writes:

United Forum of Executives' Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA writes to Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board, New Delhi regarding pending demands of the United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA. And requests to arrange a meeting to discuss on these demands in the next week itself. <<<Click here for letter>>>

20.07.2015:   Update on the matter of JTO to SDE promotion in Hon'ble High Court  of Kerala:

The OP (CAT) No. 45/2015 in the matter of JTO to SDE promotion in the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala came for hearing today in the court number 6-B Divisional Bench. Every advocate was ready but with ulterior motive, this time also, the petitioners advocate played  gimmicks and reported sick. This is perhaps the last weapon of the petitioner. Hon'ble Court very much convinced the genuineness of the case and unreasonable stay affecting 6.5K executives' promotions and decided to post  the hearing to next Thursday i.e. 23.07.2015.

17.07.2015:   Core Committee of the Forum meets Secretary, DoT on 16.07.2015:

Members of the Core Committee met Shri Rakesh Garg, Secretary, DoT on 16.07.2015, and ascertained the steps taken by the DoT on the important demands of the Forum, with regards to the revival of BSNL. It is understood that DoT has conducted two meetings to discuses the demands of Forum for BSNL's revival after two days strike as follow up action. GS AIBSNLEA being the member of core committee attended the meeting.

(1)   Payment of Rs.1,250 crore to BSNL as subsidy from USO Fund: The Secretary, DoT informed that the Telecom Commission has already approved this and now it will go for the approval of the Cabinet.  

(2)   78.2% IDA merger to the pensioners: It was brought to the notice of the Secretary, DoT that the Department of Expenditure has not so far sent its comments on the Cabinet note. The Secretary, DoT directed the Member (Finance) to send a DO letter with his signature for early comments to the Secretary, Department of Expenditure immediately. He also assured that the Note will be sent to the Cabinet expeditiously.

(3)   Refund of BWA spectrum charges: The Core Committee members expressed their concern on the delay in getting the refund of BWA spectrum charges. The Secretary, DoT replied that the issue is being taken up with the Finance Ministry, by the Hon'ble Minister of Communications. (Subsequently, the Core Committee members came to know that an amount of Rs.830 crores will be refunded shortly to BSNL, being the License Fee paid by the Company in 2013-14.).

(4)   Calculation of pension contribution: It was pointed out to the Secretary, DoT that this demand is not yet settled and that pension contribution is s till being calculated on the maximum of the pay scale, instead of on the actual basic pay. The Secretary replied that it would be looked into. 

(5)   Transfer of assets: It was pointed out to the Secretary that not much development has taken place on this issue, since the discussion that took place on 01.05.2015. The Core Committee members also complaint that the DoT is taking over BSNL's buildings and lands in many places. They also demanded all needful steps should be taken for the immediate transfer of entire assets to BSNL. Secretary, DoT assured needful would be done. 

(6)   Repayment of salary paid to the employees deputed to Term Cell: The Core Committee members told the Secretary that the salary paid by BSNL, to the employees deputed to the Term Cell, is not yet refunded by the DoT. Secretary, DoT assured needful would be done. 

(7)   Merger of BSNL and MTNL: On this issue the Secretary, DoT said that a final decision will be taken only by the Government. However, he mentioned that government decision will be in the interest of BSNL & MTNL.

Core Committee members tried to met Member (Services), DoT but he was on tour. Hence, next week efforts will be made to discuss some of the issues related with pension cell.

 <<<Click here for letter of Forum to CMD on Night Free call >>>>  

<<<<Click here for letter of forum on 30% superannuation benefit>>>>

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

Eid-ul-Fitr

TO

                                                           ONE & ALL

17.07.2015:   BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding

(i) Transfer of DE (Telecom) - <<<<Click here for order>>>> 

16.07.2015:   BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding

(i) Modification of Inter Circle trasnfer of SDE (TElecom) - <<<<Click here for order1>>>>  <<<Order2>>>

(ii) Tenure transfer of SDE (Telecom) - <<<<Click here for order1>>>>    <<<<Order2>>>   <<<Order3>>>

16.07.2015:  Congratulations! AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released order regarding  educational qualification for promotion to the grade of EE (Civil/Electrical) - Degree in Engineering and its equivalence in note 2 under Schedule IB of BSNL MSRR-2009 <<<Click here for letter>>>.

AIBSNLEA was continuously trying to ensure the Diploma qualification to JTOs/SDEs (Civil/Electrical/Arch. engineering wing) are allowed to get promotion to the grade of EE(Civil/Electrical/Arch.), finally achieved the goal.

We are extremely thankful to CMD BSNL, Director(HR), PGM(BW), PGM(EW), PGM(Arch.), Sr. GM(Legal), GM(Pers.), DGM(Pers.) and all the concerned officers who helped in settling the issue.

AIBSNLEA will ensure to get expedite CPCs to fill up vacant EE(Civil/Electrical/Arch.) (Arround-240=>EE(C)=140 and EE(E)=100)  posts immediately.

This is the outcome of our latest meeting with CMD BSNL, Director(HR) held on 13th July, 2015 & in today's meeting Director(HR) directed GM(Pers.) to issue order immediately.

16.07.2015:  United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA  Meeting with the Director (HR):

United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA  held a meeting with the Dir(HR) along with the Sr GM(SR) , GM(Estt), GM(Pers), GM(FP), Addl GM(BW), AGM(Elect)  in the Board room at 12 hrs to discuss the following demands. GS, AGS (C/E/A/TF), FS and AFS from AIBSNLEA and GS, CS Delhi, CWC Member Delhi from AIGETOA attended the meeting. The Dir (HR) mentioned that the HR cell is for the employees and all genuine issues should be resolved in favor of the employees to motivate them so that they contribute their utmost to the BSNL for restoring its lost glory. UF assured its fullest cooperation. Dir (HR) initiated discussions on the four demands of the UF as hereunder:

1)  Superannuation benefits to Direct Recruited executives as per the provision of sub-rule (23) of rule 37A of CCS pension rule and as per DPE guidelines:  BSNL should contribute 12% of Basic + DA as Superannuation Benefits in respect of Direct Recruits and the effective date of implementation of Superannuation benefits of BSNL Recruited Employees must be 01.10.2000.

Reply: As per the direction of Dir (HR), the GM (Estt) submitted a gist of the pensionary benefits available to the absorbed employees vis-à-vis to the DR employees considering present proposal of 3% contribution which shows that direct recruits will get more pension on their retirement. United Forum was not satisfied with the calculation submitted by GM (East) as same is not covering the actual retirement benefit available till death of employees. UF pleaded for 12% contribution from BSNL side as per the DPE order and submitted the actual calculation which shows that even after 12% of contribution towards pension fund direct recruits will get only 1/8th pension in comparison to absorbed employees. After some discussions the Dir (HR) appreciated our concern and mentioned that management has proposed 3% contribution as superannuation benefit which is cleared by BSNL MC and is pending with BSNL Board Remuneration Committee for clearance and thereafter by BSNL board, based on the calculations submitted by the GM (Estt), which in her opinion is a balance between absorbed and DR employees.  Dir (HR) directed the GM (Estt) to have separate meeting with UF to understand the calculation of each other within 2-3 days' time so that the pensionary benefits of the absorbed employees and the BSNL recruited employees are on equal footing. Director (HR) was very much concern with this issue and clearly said that employer has the responsibility to secure the retrial life of it's employees. She mentioned that BSNL is ready to take decision for increasing the contribution to minimize the gap if any between absorbed and direct recruits in terms of their retrial benefits after seeing the fresh calculation to be submitted by GM (East) which consider the views of the UF. She further directed that the revised proposal, if any shall be submitted to the Remuneration Committee before the next Board Meeting. The Dir (HR) assured justice to all employees. UF submitted a detailed calculation sheet/ draft today itself and we will have further discussion with the GM (Estt) shortly on this issue.

2. Some issues related to Executive promotion policy (EPP) needs immediate settlement in addition to CPSU cadre hierarchy and  first time bound promotion after 4 years of service in all the cases as under

(a)   Time bound promotion from E-5 to E-6 to the DGMs promoted from Grp."B" Executives:

Reply: GM(Pers) informed that the issue is pending with BSNL Board for approval for the last 7-8 months. We expressed our serious concern for such inordinate delay on the pretext of finalization of HR Plan. Dir(HR) appreciated our concern and assured that after the discussions with BSNL Unions/ Associations the revised HR Plan fitting in Deloittee Recommendations will be placed in the next BSNL Board Meeting. Thereafter all the pending HR issues cleared by BSNL MC will also be approved by BSNL Board.

(b) Date of effect of Implementation of revised upgraded IDA Pay Scales for the Executives w.e.f. 1.10.2000 on notional basis:

Reply: Addl GM (BW) and GM (Pers) apprised the status of the case which is now pending in Pers cell for consideration after the comments of the GM (FP). The proposal was moved by the PGM (BW) with the comments of the PGM (EW), PGM(Arch) and GM(TF). GM (Pers) has to give comments on PA/PS cadre. Dir(HR) directed GM (Pers) to resolve the issue by 31/07/2015.

(c) Amendment in BSNL MSRRs of EE (Civil/Electrical/Arch):

Reply: Dir (HR) mentioned that as per  the discussions and decisions in the meeting of  CMD, BSNL with the UF representatives in her presence held on 13/07/2015, the approval has been given to Pers cell to issue an executive order treating Diploma with 10 years of technical experience as equivalent to degree in engineering for the purpose of promotion to the grade of EE(C/E/Arch). GM (Pers) assured to issue the order today itself. We extended our sincere gratitude and thanks to the Dir (HR) and CMD, BSNL for their kind consideration and removing this stalemate in the career path of C/E/Arch wing executives. We congratulate our Civil/Electrical/Architectural Executives for this historic win.

3.  Conduction of various CPCs on a regular basis:

 i.  JTO to SDE (T) CPC against seniority cum fitness quota: Conduction of DPC for Seniority and fitness quota as per DoPT guidelines for the years 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 ,2012-13 and 2013-14 to fill up about 6600 posts.

Reply: GM (Pers) apprised that as soon as the stay order is vacated from the Hon'ble HC Kerala, the CPC will be expedited and promotion order will be issued within seven days. We requested to monitor the developments in the court so that the case is not further deferred. AIBSNLEA is also a party in the case

ii.   CPC from SDE (T)/DE(Adhoc) to DE Regular: Immediate CPC to fill up the left out about 90 DEs Posts and  about 1200 DEs posts on regular basis up to the vacancies of  year 2013-14

Reply: Dir (HR) directed the GM (Pers) to issue left out 83 SDEs to DE promotion order immediately and to expedite CPC from SDE to DE and to fill up all vacant DE posts.

iii. Immediate conduction of CPC from DE to DGM (Engg.) on Adhoc/Regular basis to fill up about 700 DGM vacant posts.

Reply: GM (Pers) apprised that efforts are being made to issue 150 DGM orders from eligible DEs on receipt of VCRs. We pleaded that as per the judgement of Hon'ble Apex Court, 480 DGM posts can immediately be filled up since 150 can be filled up. Dir (HR) directed GM (Pers) to give maximum promotions against vacant posts as much as possible. GM (Pers) assured an early action in this regard.

iv.  Immediate CPC from JAO to AO to fill up about 500 AOs posts.

Reply: GM(FP) informed that after receiving the letter from the UF, the CPC work from JAO to AO has been initiated.

 v.   CPC from AO to CAO Regular to fill up about 650 CAO vacant  posts

Reply: GM(FP) apprise that the CPC work is held up due to Hon'ble CAT , Chandigarh direction to refrain from issuing promotions by considering Roster in present practice in BSNL and consider Hon'ble Supreme Court judgement of Sri Nagraj Case. We pleaded that Hon'ble Apex Court judgement has already been endorsed by DOPT/DPE/DOT/BSNL and as per DOPT guidelines, promotion orders can be issued. GM(FP) mentioned that the legal opinion from GM(Legal) has been sought and as per the advice of GM (Pers) to consider promotions on Adhoc basis after taking approval from Hon'ble CAT, Chandigarh is being taken. Dir (HR) directed GM(FP) to take immediate action in this regard.

vi.  CPC from DGM (F)-Adhoc to DGM (F) - Regular basis.

Reply: GM (FP) informed that after receiving the letter from the uF the CPC has been initiated.

vii.   CPCs from JTO (C/E) to SDE (C/E) and SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E).

Reply: The Addl GM(BW) informed that the promotions from JTO© to SDE© on SCF quota is up to date i.e up to March 2015 and requisitions will be placed to Recruitment cell for conducting LDCE for 65 vacancies. The AGM (EW) informed that around 13 SDE (E) posts on SCF quota and 19 posts on LDCE quota are being initiated for promotion. As far as EE promotion is concerned, the Dir (HR) directed the BW/EW unit to be very proactive towards cadre issues and expedite CPCs to fill up all vacant EE(C/E) posts.

CPCs from JTO (TF) to SDE (TF) , SDE (TF) to DE/AGM(TF) and  LDCE from JTO (TF) to SDEs (TF)

Reply: We expressed our concern for not issuing promotions orders in TF in the grade of AGM(TF)  and not conducting LDCE for promotion from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF) on the ground of non finalization of syllabus. Dir(HR) directed the GM(Pers) to solve the issue in a  time bound manner and GM(Pers) assured top resolve the issue within a month time.

viii.  Promotion from Assistants to Section officers and Personal Assistant to Private Secretaries, SO to AGM and AGM to DGM in the erstwhile CSS and CSSS. 

Reply: GM (Pers) apprised that the promotions are up to date.

4.  Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre: The committee constituted under the Chairmanship of  Shri Harsh Wardhan Addl. GM (CP&M), BSNL C.O. has submitted the report to the competent authority to revise the pay scale of Rajbhasha Adhikari at par SDE/AO scale .But the committee report is pending with the GM (Pers) for more than 8 months without any decision. We have demanded to restructure the cadre by change of designation as AD(OL) and to ensure promotions up-to DD (O/L) STS grade.

Reply: Dir(HR) directed GM(Pers) to process the committee report to settle the issue within one month time.

In addition to the above issues, we expressed our concern for not considering the drawl of increment from the due date for non-completion of mandatory training within two years of upgradation on account of departmental fault. Dir (HR) directed the Addl GM(BW) and GM(Pers) to reprocess the case for consideration since she is fully convinced with the issue.

The meeting ended with thanks to the chair. The discussions were very cordial, effective and fruitful. Dir (HR) advised us to submit the left out demands of the UF for discussions in the next week. UF will submit the demands by Monday.

15.07.2015:  GS and GS AIRBSNLEWA met Jt. Secretary (T) DoT Shri V Umashankar and disused regarding:

a.    78.2 % IDA fitment benefit to BSNL Pensioners:   We requested to get early comments from nodal ministries i.e. DPE, DoP&W, DoL and DoE. JS (T) informed that comments from DoE are awaited and as soon as the comments from DoE are received Cabinet Note will be compiled and will be sent to Cabinet for approval. The comments received from DoP&W are in favor.  The reminder to DoE has already been sent for early comments. However, he assured to personally talk to the concerned officers in DoE for an early reply.

b.    Repatriation of ITS officers from BSNL and MTNL as per Hon'ble High Court Delhi directives: JST mentioned that matter is in progress as per the Hon'ble High Court Delhi directives to repatriate 100 ITS officers on monthly basis from BSNL and within six months period all the ITS officers about 750 in BSNL are to be repatriated to comply the Court directives. However, as per the need of BSNL, these ITS officers after their repatriation will further be deployed in BSNL within a period of 10 days. We reacted that it is not the true implementation of the court directives. JST clarified that there in no other way out to utilize the services of these ITS officers other than BSNL or MTNL.

c.   Filling up of the Director (Fin) and Director (CM) posts of BSNL Board: JST mentioned that Director (HR) after a gap of around three to four years has been appointed for next five years and the candidates for the posts of Director (Fin) and Director (CM) have been selected by PSEB and the further process of their appointment after receiving the VCRs from CVC will be undertaken by DoT/ACC.

d.   Financial help to BSNL: JST informed that yesterday DoT has decided to release Rs. 1250 Crores to BSNL against the rural deficit for the year 2012-13. The decision of rural deficit against the year 2013-14 and 14-15 is yet to be taken after receiving the rural data from BSNL.

15.07.2015:  GS, CS BSNL CO attended the meeting of Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations of Non-Executives and Executives: The detail will be uploaded after receipt of minutes from the convener Forum. 

15.07.2015:  GS and GS AIRBSNLEWA met concerned officers of DoT, PAT Cell and disused regarding extending CGHS medical facility to the BSNL / MTNL employees / Pensioners. It was informed that DoT has already forwarded a copy of the MOH&FW letter No. Z.15025/28/2013-CGHS-III dated 09.01.2014 received vide MOH&FW letter No. Z.15025/28/2013-CGHS-III dated 20.04.2015 to BSNL / MTNL in this regard also asked the information from BSNL and MTNL management in respect of pay structure of BSNL/MTNL employees to that of Central Government employees so that CDA/IDA corresponds may be derived and inform to the MoH&FW for further necessary action in this regard.

14.07.2015:  GS met GM(Estt) BSNL and discussed regarding

a.    Issuing  order for Pay fixation under FR 22 (I) a( i) to JTOs  Officiating- Members of AIBSNLEA.  We requested GM (Estt) for issuing  pay fixation order  under FR 22 (I) a( i) to JTOs  Officiating who are the members of AIBSNLEA as per the judgment of Hon'ble.  PB CAT New Delhi.  AIBSNLEA has already submitted the lists of its  members  to Establishment Cell. GM (Estt) assured to look into the matter .

14.07.2015:  Meeting with Director(Estt)/DoT

GS,  met Shri Pracheesh Khanna,  Director (Estt)/DoT and  discussed regarding the status of 78.2% IDA fitment benefit to BSNL Pensioners. Director (Estt) informed that the comments of some nodal Ministries on the Cabinet Note have been received. However, the comments of DoE are awaited. As soon as the DoE comments are received, the Cabinet Note will be compiled and will be sent to the cabinet after the approval of the competent authority immediately.

On our query  about Cabinet Note  for the  payment of  Gratuity and other benefits on 78.2% pay fixation  to the  BSNL pensioners  with effect from 1.1.2007. Director( Estt)  informed that no such recommendation has been given in the Cabinet Note as per the advise of DoE.  He confirmed that Cabinet Note have the provision  to modify  60:40 provision  and to take 100% pension liability of BSNL pensioners  on Govt. as per the provision of Govt. Pension Under  Rule 37 A.

14.07.2015:  Meeting with GM (FP)

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

a. CPC from AO to CAO (Regular):  We  requested  to expedite CPC from AO to CAO regular.  GM (FP) informed that  the comments of Per Cell  has been received in SEA cell   on the Hon'ble Chandigarh Court Order wherein Per cell has advised to conduct CPC from AO to CAO on adhoc basis by getting the approval of the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh till the time case is settled. In this regard AGM SEA Cell has been directed to personally  go at Chandigarh for getting clearance from Hon'ble CAT through BSNLs Advocate. He assured an early action in this regard.   

b. Consideration of some request / tenure transfers of AO/CAOs: We further  requested for Consideration of some genuine request / tenure transfers of AO/CAOs. GM (FP) assured to look into the matter at the earliest.

14.07.2015:  Meeting with GM (Pers.)

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

a.  CPC from JTO to SDE: GM (Pers.) mentioned that the Court case in the Hon'ble High court Kerala at Ernakulam is posted for hearing on 20th July 2015 and  as soon as the stay order from Hon'ble High Court Kerala is vacated, the promotion orders will be issued .within a weeks time to fill up  about  6000 SDEs vacant posts of seniority quota.
b.   CPC from SDE to DE: GM (Pers.) mentioned that the CPC has been initiated to fill-up about 1100 vacant DE posts by promotion from SDE wherein the ACRs/VCRs of the eligible candidates are being collected from the circles. He assured an early action in this regard.

c.   CPC from DE to DGM:  We requested to finalize  the DEs seniority list  on the basis of Hon'ble Suprem Court Judgment and to expedite  CPC from DE to DGM.   GM (Pers.) mentioned that  the efforts are being made to collect the APAR/VCRs of the eligible DEs to expedite the CPC to fill-up about 480 DGM posts and assured to look into the DEs seniority matter..

d.   Consideration of pending  tenure/request transfer cases of SDEs/DEs:  We requested for consideration of request/tenure  transfers of SDEs/DEs. GM (Pers.) mentioned that  all  pending cases  are  being examined   for consideration  and  efforts are being made to consider pending request / tenure transfer cases of SDEs/DEs in this week itself.

e.   Relieving  of SDEs/DEs from tenure circles: We requested to provide substitutes for immediate reliving of SDEs/DEs from hard tenure Circles who have been transferred long before. GM (Pers) mentioned that  shortly substitutes will be provided to the hard tenure circles for immediate  reliving of SDEs/DEs who have been transferred.

14.07.2015:  United Forum of Executives' Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA writes to Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board, New Delhi regarding United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA demands to be discussed in the meeting to be held on 16th July, 2015-<<<Click here for letter>>>

14.07.2015:  Current Status of Court  Case on JTO to SDE promotion pending in Hon'ble High Court of Kerala at Ernakulam.(OP(CAT) No. 45/2015):The OP  when came for hearing in the Division Bench of Hon'ble High Court  last  time on 10-7-2015, senior advocate from BSNL along with advocates from all other respondent sides appeared for argument. Shri Benny.M.John (High Court Advocate) appeared for AIBSNLEA being the impleading respondent in this case at High Court. All the advocates from the respondent side including AIBSNLEA were ready for argument, but the appellant's counsel requested for some more time for personal reasons. The Court then adjourned the case and posted for final hearing on 20th July 2015. The advocate appearing for AIBSNLEA is well appraised of the various aspects of this matter. He was asked to highlight the prevailing stalemate causing undue delay in allowing legitimate promotion of about 6600 JTOs. 

Instructions were given to him to bring the urgency and gravity of the matter to the kind notice of the Hon. High Court.  The case is under constant pursuit of our advocate at High Court. (Counsel for AIBSNLEA in High Court in the above OP (CAT):- Adv. Benny.M.John, MA, LLB, E-mail- bennymannancheril@gmail.com    or bennymjohn@yahoo.com . AIBSNLEA persuaded with BSNL Management to file an MA for early hearing in the Hon'ble High Court Kerala, accordingly the MA has been filed by BSNL's Advocate. 

13.07.2015:   GS writes to

(a) The GM (Pers.),BSNL Corporate Office, regarding (1) Representation received from Shri Prabhat Chandra Das praying for reinstatement of reverted JTO in the promotional post- (2) Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/ in the Cadre of AGM/DE (3)  Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/ in the Cadre of SDE-<<<Click here for letter>>>>

(b) The GM (Estt),BSNL Corporate Office, regarding  requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of JTO- <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(c )The GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding   requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel-  <<<Click here for letter>>>>

13.07.2015:Update on meeting with CMD BSNL in response to our agitation notice/demands: As per the assurance given by CMD, BSNL in response to the notice for the organizational program, meeting is held in the chamber of CMD BSNL and in the presence of Director (HR) on dated 13.07.2015 from 1500 hrs to 16:30 hrs. GS AIBSNLEA, FS AIBSNLEA, GS AIGETOA, AGS AIGETOA and one representative of AIGETOA BSNL CO Sh Vivek Kumar Singh participated in the meeting. Meeting lasted for about 1.5 hrs.
While initiating discussion CMD mentioned that mainly he has convened this meeting to discuss and understand the pending HR issues of our demands that's why he had called Director (HR) only. At the outset CMD had discussed regarding viability of BSNL and specifically about night calling and All India Roaming free scheme recently launched by BSNL and appealed to united forum to grab this opportunity to increase the customer base and revenue for BSNL for which forum has assured full cooperation and effort in field.
Almost all the issues were discussed in brief and received very positive response from CMD and Director (HR) both. CMD BSNL  after listening the brief of the various issues directed to Director (HR) to have detail discussion on all the issues for time bound resolution.  Director (HR) has advised to discuss only four issues of our demands in each meeting for resolution. The next meeting will be held with Director (HR) involving concern GMs on 16th July 2015 at 12:00 hrs and further meetings wil
l continue till the discussion/resolution of all the issues mentioned in the agitation notice. The detail of the today's discussion will be uploaded shortly.

We understand that our all the HR issues are on right track and definitely be resolved in due time. As our CMD and Director (HR) are showing full concern with our legitimate HR issues, we assured him to work overtime to grab the customers and revenue for the revival of BSNL. Recently our CMD has taken some bold decisions of free night calling and All India free roaming due to which customer perception has changed positively towards BSNL which is required to be en-cashed by giving wide publicity through organizing Melas, media publicity, providing immediate NTCs on demand, removal of faults within three hours, increasing up time of BTSs, monitoring of franchisees outlets, improving customer service centers, immediate resolution of billing and other complaints etc. To ensure successful implementation of above all the Circles/District branches of Forum of BSNL unions/associations must conduct joint meetings and to meet respective Circle/SSA heads for providing adequate resources/help.

13.07.2015: 5TH CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF AIBSNLEA, GUJARAT CIRCLE HELD ON 10.07.2015 AT  Hotel Rock Regency, C. G. Road, Ahmedabad:Com. P. Venugopal President CHQ, Com. Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary hoisted the association flag at 10.30 AM in the presence of Com. R P Shahu, GS, AIGETOA, Com. C M Saste, OS (W), Com. M M Kanani, CHQ  Adviser and all the CEC members, DSs, DPs, delegates and other members.  Flag hoisted followed by slogan shouting "AIBSNLEA ZINDABAD".

Com. Ram Chandran, CP in his opening remarks requested all to cooperate  with the dias in completing agenda by making useful discussions/decisions after self introduction  Com.  Belani, CS placed the CS report, which was approved by the house after some  discussions.

Com. T. Raja, FS, submitted the receipt and payment accounts from 25.08.2012 to 05.07.2015 and  the account was unanimously passed by CEC Members. FS furnished the details of the circle quota received from various branches and remittance of CHQ quota. FS also requested the District Secretaries to remit the remaining balance amounts due from their branches. 

GS briefed the CEC about the formation of the committee to recommend the case of JAO 2010 and the decision to extend E2 and E3 IDA pay scales in place of  E1A and E2A w.e.f. 01.01.2007 strongly demanded arrears payment.  He also briefed the CEC about burning issue of Degree and Diploma holders in the Civil / Electrical, Hindi Officers pay upgradation issue, JTO RR issues, anti-dating issue and various other issues. Many other issues concerned to viability of BSNL, organizational set up etc were also discussed .There was very good discussion about the status of various issues such as DPCs, standardized E2-E3 pay scales, CPSU cadre hierarchy, issues related to PA/PS, Civil electrical/Arch executives issues, issue of regularization of JTOs, the efforts taken by AIBSNLEA in getting postings to the satisfaction of TTAs who are promoted as JTOs, issues of departmental outsider JTOs etc were discussed in detail.

 10.07.2015 :   BRIEF OF OPEN SESSION  11 Hours:

CHIEF GUEST  : Shri M S Dhillon, Pr.General Manager, ATD, Ahmedabad

Guest of Honour :  Smt Anima Rai,G.M.( HR/Admn),Circle office, Ahmedabad. 

 

AIBSNLEA National leaders Shri Prahlad Rai, GS, Shri P. Venugopal, President, AIBSNLEA,  Shri R P Shahu, GS, AIGETOA , Shri C M Saste, OS (West) and Shri M M Kanani, Advisor, CHQ attended the Conference.

 

The function started by lighting the lamp.  Com. Members coming from the different branches of SSAs from all over Gujarat,  welcomed all the dignitaries to the dias by presenting bouquets. After opening remarks by the Circle President Com. Shri M K Ramachandran, Com. CS, Shri R M Belani,  presented his key note address. 

 

In the Key Note Address of CS, he has elaborated in details regarding various organisational activities and meetings with the circle administration. He also expressed his  thanks to  all the member for successfully execution of all Calls given by CHQ including 2 days strike call given by JAC. He has also given suggestion to the management for betterment of BSNL and pointed out the pending HR issues of the executives. He has appreciated the CGMT, Gujarat Circle, GM ( HR/Admn) and the entire team for the settlement of majority genuine HR issues of Executives taken by this association.  

 

Shri M M Kanani, Advisor, CHQ ( W)

He has highlighted various operational and maintenance issues and pointed out the shortage of the materials and requested all executives to work  more  actively   to turn the SSAs/ Circles in profit making unit.

 

Shri C M Saste, OS ( West )

Com Saste OS (W) informed the house all the activities at CHQ level. He mentioned that there is Huge quantity of Dropwire lying in the Telecom Factory, Mumbai  due to not permitting QA by QA circle.  Due to the internal problem, such materials are not able to make use of it and he assured that the matter will be taken up with BSNL management to make use of the stores available at Telecom Factory, Mumbai. He has discussed various HR/ Organisational issues in details.

 

Shri R P Shahu, GS, AIGETOA :  

He mentioned that the employees are not responsible for the state of BSNL as on today.  It is the Govt and definitely it is possible to revive the BSNL.   Every employees should start feeling that you are important for the BSNL and when such feeling gets in to the minds of the employees, they will feel responsible for their actions and then they will start improving their action.

He mentioned that even after having the required qualification, having years of service experience, Direct  Recruited JTOs are not entitled to become DGM/MT, whereas the person having the same qualifications working in other companies can become the DGM/MT.

He mentioned that there are exams in every level which is giving a feeling that the appointment is to perform the duty for the better growth of BSNL or to study and appear the exams.   The policies of the BSNL are reason for the loss of BSNL.  He mentioned that DGM level officers are only supervising the works and not executing anything.  The actual execution of work is carried out by JTO/SDEs/DEs etc.  In order to even write a proper note also field / basic level working experience is mandatory. Hence, appointing any DGM / MT level will not help or improve the working of BSNL. 

He mentioned that due to the existence of various unions / associations in the executive level, the BSNL management is taking the advantage of making them fight each other.  This is not going to be a healthy situation for any association and the day of unity of all the associations and selecting a single representative / leader should not be far ahead for the better benefit of the executive fraternity in the BSNL.  He appealed all the executives to make the ongoing agitation programme of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA  a grand success to protest against the arbitrary notification of MTs  and non settlement of the long pending issues.

 

Guest of Honour,Smt Anima Roy; in her speech, she express her deep concern over  the HR and Admn.   issues and how difficult it is for the Administration to tackle and settle the issues to the best  possible satisfaction of staff. She promised to extend here determined efforts to deal with the issues.

 

Com. P Venugopal, All India President in his speech expressed gratitude for inviting him and giving an opportunity to address the gathering.  He has remembered the Mahatma Gandhi  and his contributions to the Nation. The need of adoption of new technology is required to survive.  Many payments are due from Govt. to BSNL which is assured many times.  The figures are suppressed by the top level management of BSNL.    He mentioned that the young generation joined the organization with expecting a better future is denied their first promotion even after a service of 12-14 years of service.  Many restrictions are made by the BSNL  management / Govt.    Many things can be delegated to the Circle / District heads by the BSNL management. He also stated that it will be difficult for the CHQ to support and resolve the issues of the members, if the quota as per the membership is not remitted from time to time, which will adversely affect the functioning of the CHQ

 

Com. Prahlad Rai GS expressed his gratitude to the CS, CP and OS (W) for inviting him to attend the Circle Conference of Gujarat  which is having special consideration in the organization of the AIBSNLEA due to hectic competition with sister Association. 

He mentioned that during the interaction with the members it is noticed that there are huge demands from the customer, but not able to meeting due to the shortage of materials.   

He mentioned that Gujarat circle members and representatives are playing a vital role in the AIBSNLEA by taking up all the points required for the growth of the BSNL. He mentioned that BSNL which was making a huge profit once has started reducing the profit and subsequently making it  loss gradually and reached it to around 8000 crores for the last financial year. 

 

The CMD BSNL and the entire BSNL as a whole is now in search of finding the ways and means to make the BSNL into a profit making PSU.  The wrong policies of the Govt. and the failure of the BSNL management are responsible for the present loss of BSNL.  He mentioned that we employees are confident that we can make the BSNL into a profit making PSUs.   He has briefed the history of the conversion of BSNL from the DoT/DTS/DTO and the various reasons for the loss making of BSNL by various anti BSNL policies and decisions like denying the commencement of GSM services for many years, compelling rural services, stoppage of ADC charges from 2008 onwards and Rs.2000 crores payment from USO in lieu of ADC withdrawal was also stopped from July 2011. There are a total of  29000 telephone exchanges in the country out of which 28000 are in rural areas which a compulsion for the BSNL to maintain it without any profit / with loss. 

BSNL was not given a fair deal for spectrum allocation and arbitrarily enforced the 3G/BWA spectrum charges of Rs.18500 crores  on BSNL.  The reserve fund of more than 18500 crores taken away by the Govt. by way of spectrum charges, and other charges, notional loan of Rs.7500 crores recovery, interest for the paper loan @ 14.5% rate of interest for the period of 13 continuous years which is amount around 12000 crores.

 

Pension contribution is being taken by the DoT on the highest of the pay scale instead of the actual pay scale.  License fee of 1200 crores and USO charges Rs.1800 crores are being charged by DoT from BSNL against the NTP 1999 provisions.  Though BSNL is 100% company of the Govt. of India, there is no support from the Govt. to the BSNL instead all the amounts are taken away from the BSNL by the Govt. Rs. 1250  crores as rule deficit is yet to be paid by the DoT to the BSNL.  About Rs.5000 crores of BWA spectrum is also yet to be refunded to BSNL.

He mentioned that we have been continuously pursuing and taken up the matters with the BSNL management and Govt to procure the materials and the BSNL board which is to be responsible is working under the pressure of the Govt.  which are totally against the interest of the BSNL.  There are trade union actions proposed, conducted and implemented at many times to attract the attention of the Govt. which has certain action from the BSNL management.

There was no GSM tender in BSNL since last 7 years and last year only 15.5 million 7th phase GSM tender was finalized which gave some relief, but to improve the quality of service more GSM lines/ Radio equipments are immediately required.  In many circles, even 3G cards are lying faulty in absence of AMC/ Repair and poor back up of power plant in BTS is adversely affecting quality of service. Though BSNL is having resources, manpower, infrastructure, we are not allowed to work and make the BSNL profitable organization.

Many perks have been stopped by the BSNL due to the shortage of funds and if such situation continuous there may be problem for the salary in the future.  GS mentioned that disinvestment will not help BSNL which is proven from the history of MTNL.  It is due to the struggle of the trade unions, we could stop disinvestment, VRS, merger of ITI, unbundling of copper conductor, creation of tower subsidiary, etc.

 

He mentioned that Association is very well aware of the concern of the executives and non-executives for going on trade union action, but it is compulsory on the part of the Association to struggle continuously to achieve the required result.  

He mentioned that certain materials that is telephone instruments, cables, ADSL modems, MLLN modems are being procured and have started supplying to the field.  The core network equipment to strengthen the long distance media is also being procured along with the NGN equipment by BSNL.  The customer delight month and customer delight year was conducted by the Association which has a very good result.  He appealed all the members to give wide publicity for the recent order of night call free throughout the country to any network from 9 pm to 7 am and the roam free services introducing w.e.f. 15.6.2015 and take benefit out of it to strengthen the customer base.

 

He requested all the comrades to ensure the quality service to the customers, increase the customer base, change the attitude towards the customers and the HR issues related to the executives and viability issues will be taken up and pursued with the management by the CHQ.  Implementation of E2-E3 pay scale, CPSU cadre hierarchy, notional promotion from 1.10.2000, CPCs of various cadres, filling up the vacant posts, seniority cases, pay anomaly cases, AD (OL), pay scale up gradation, option cases of JAOs 2010 batch in field units, PPS post creation, filling up the posts of Group B, STS, JAG, SAG, HAG, Board of Director, various issues related to the pensions etc.  He mentioned that within 2 - 3 months period he expects to settle the issues of 78.2% fitment benefit to BSNL pensioners, which is under active consideration of the DoT.

 

He mentioned that whatever efforts are required to be made at the level of BSNL management and DoT will be taken care by the Association, but making the Gujarat Circle as a profit making circle, when other circles viz. Kerala, Orissa, etc. can make profit.  It is your action and efforts only will result in making the circle a profitable circle for which he appealed everyone to enter into action.

CHIEF GUEST  : Shri M S Dhillon, Pr. General Manager, ATD, Ahmedabad :   In his speech, he elaborately touched shortage of stores and maintenance material due to which how the BSNL losing business and its market share. He requested all the executives present in the conference hall to actively participate in growth of BSNL and  to publicize the  'Free Night-calling  scheme on LL' and 'Free Roaming for Mobile Customers'.

 

Com. M K Ramachandran, Circle President expressed vote of thanks and followed by National Anthem. 

OPEN SESSION CONCLUDED FOLLOWED BY LUNCH.

In the afternoon session,  DS of various branches submitted the report of their branch with details of membership of their branch, HR issues they are facing in their SSAs, shortage of store material for maintenance work etc.  With thorough interactive discussions, the session concluded with the unanimous formation  of NEW Circle Body as following :

Shri C R Ranga, CAO (Fin) ATD    :  Circle President, AIBSNLEA, Gujrat Circle

Shri J K Patel, AGM ( TP ) , Circle Office :  Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Gujarat Circle

Shri V P Sharma, CAO (West) ATD:  Finance Secretary

Glimpses of the

5TH CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF AIBSNLEA, GUJARAT CIRCLE

HELD ON 10.07.2015 AT Hotel Rock Regency, C. G. Road, Ahmedabad:

 

 

13.07.2015:Status of E2 & E3 Pay scales to JTO & SDE equivalent executives, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and First time bound promotion after four years:  AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA consistent efforts yielded result in convincing the Committee Members for recommending E2 & E3 Pay scales to SDE & JTO equivalent executives. AIBSNLEA is making sincere efforts since 2009 for implementation of the standard IDA pay scales E2 & E3 to JTO &  SDE equivalent executives respectively w.e.f. 01.01.2007 as per 2nd PRC recommendations but  the BSNL Management continued its efforts to get approved the similar pay scale to the inter-mediatory pay scales of E1A & E2A whereas the BSNL's proposal on inter-mediatory pay scales have been rejected by DoT/DPE three times . During the period when BSNL's proposal of inter-mediatory pay scales was pending in DoT for  consideration, AIBSNLEA proposed  five advance increments benefits to JTO/JAO level executives in E1 pay scales to compensate their pay deficit immediately. It was considered by Sh. K.C.G.K Pillai Committee & BSNL Board. Hence, now financial implication in granting E2 & E3  standard IDA pay scales  to JTO &  SDE equivalent executives has comes about 46 crores only. Hence, Committee agreed to recommend E2 & E3 pay scales for implementation.

In the next committee meeting, the discussion on CPSU cadre Hierarchy & First time bound promotion after four years in all the cases will take place. The Committee is expected to submit its report by the end of August, 2015 and after the approval of the Competent Authority, it will be sent to BSNL Management Committee and BSNL Board for approval.

After the approval of BSNL Board, the matter will send to DoT for approval. In this manner if every thing goes smoothly then minimum six to seven months time is required for its implementation.

AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA efforts will continue for the settlement of these pressing issues.

AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA are the member of the Committee headed by ED(NB) earlier by PGM(SR) and ED(CN) since February, 2012 at the time of its composition.

The things have started in positive direction after the struggle of United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA.

Let us strengthen executive's unity for more achievement in the days to come.

 09.07.2015: BSNL Corporate office issued order for postponement of examination for the recruitment of Management Trainee (External and Internal) <<<Click here for order>>>
!!!!!!!  Congratulations!  !!!!!!!

09.07.2015:Committee meeting to discuss E-2, E-3 IDA pay scales   for JTO/SDE level executive implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy  and first time bound promotion after 4 years in all the cases:

GS attended the meeting held on today in the chairmanship of ED (NB), BSNL CO, New Delhi. In today's meeting committee has finally decided to extend E2 and E3 IDA pay scales  in place of E1A and E2A. From the Association side, we strongly demanded arrear payment for the post 2007 batches but official side are in opinion that same should be paid  later on profitability of the company. The committee will submit  its recommendations with the views of all members. Final decision on arrear payments will be taken by the BSNL Board. Cascading effect is not in the purview of the committee hence, no comments are required at this stage. Next meeting of the committee is scheduled on 27th July 2015 in which discussions on CPSE cadre hierarchy will take place.

09.07.2015: GS, President, FS, AGS (HQ) and GS, AIGETOA with other office bearers of AIGETOA met Smt. Sujata Ray and felicitated her on assuming the high office of Director (HR). Smt. Ray is a basic member of AIBSNLEA. <<<Click here for the Photo 1>>>, <<<Click here for the Photo 2>>>
08.07.2015:   GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL  regarding clarification/interpretation of DoT order on BSNL MS RR-2009 on EE (C/E) in Schedule-IB. <<<Click here for letter>>>>
08.07.2015:   Congratulations! Smt. Sujata T. Ray, ED(Finance), BSNL is appointed as Director(HR), BSNL Board for a period of five years. Our Heartiest congratulations and full support.<<<Click Here for letter>>>
08.07.2015:  DPE issued orders for revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2015 to 102.6%  <<<Click here for order>>>

08.07.2015:  BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding

(i) CPC under seniority quota-Furnishing current vigilance status-<<<Click here for letter>>>>

(ii) Vacancy position in the grade of Junior Accounts officer as on 01.07.2015 <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(iii) List of holidays to be observed in BSNL during the year 2016 <<<Click here for letter>>>>

08.07.2015:  Meeting with CS and Sr. GM (Legal)

GS, President met CS and Sr. GM (Legal) and discussed regarding legal cell comments on interpretation/implementation of the DoT order on BSNL MS RR of EE (Civil/Electrical) for allowing Diploma in Engineering with ten years of technical experience has been recognized as equivalent to degree in Engineering.   CS and Sr. GM (Legal) assured to look into the matter.

 

We also requested to hold an early meeting of the Remuneration Committee of the BSNL Board to discuss the HR issues cleared by BSNL MC. CS and Sr. GM (Legal) mentioned that as per the latest Government ordinance of Corporate Affairs issued on 4th June 2015, it has become mandatory to take up all the employees Recruitment Rules in the Board cleared by MC followed by the Remuneration Committee. The Remuneration Committee is comprising of two Govt. nominee Board of Directors and two part time Board of Directors. The Director (HR) will submit the HR issues to the Remuneration Committee for clearance. He further mentioned that as desired by the BSNL Board, the revised HR Plan on the basis of M/s Deloitte Recommendations and BSNL's requirement is to be prepared and placed before the Board for approval and all the HR issues under the ambit of approved HR Plan should be processed by the concerned units of BSNL. He assured an early action in this regard.

 08.07.2015: Meeting with GM (FP)

GS, President met GM (FP) and discussed regarding:

a. CPC from AO to CAO (Regular): GM (FP) informed that he has conducted the meeting with GM (Pers.) and other concern officers of Pers. Cell to discuss the Hon'ble Chandigarh Court Order to find out a solution for issue of promotion orders for about 294 CAOs. The Pers. Cell has opined that in present situation in view of the court orders Adhoc promotions may be considered by informing to the Hon'ble Court.  The next date of hearing in the Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh is in the first week of August, 2015. GM (FP) mentioned that he is planning to attend the court in the next hearing. We also requested to fill up 336 CAO MT quota posts on Adhoc basis also. b. CPCs from JAO to AO and CAO to DGM (F): GM (FP) assured that as soon as the AO to CAO CPCs are over the CPCs from JAO to AO and CAO to DGM (F) will also be initiated.

c. Consideration of some request / tenure transfers of AO/CAOs: We requested for Consideration of some genuine request / tenure transfers of AO/CAOs. GM (FP) assured to look into the matter at the earliest.

08.07.2015: Meeting with Director (CFA)

GS, President met Director (CFA), BSNL Board and discussed regarding poor broad band connectivity in ETR region particularly Calcutta-Guwahati link. Director (CFA) appreciated our concern and mentioned that shortly he will convene an eastern zone meeting of the concerned officers to resolve this problem and other issues.

08.07.2015: Meeting with DDG(Estt)/DoT

GS, President met Shri Rajveer Singh, DDG (Estt)/DoT and discussed regarding the status of 78.2% IDA fitment benefit to BSNL Pensioners. DDG (Estt) informed that the comments of some nodal Ministries on the Cabinet Note have been received. However, the comments of DoE are awaited. As soon as the DoE comments are received, the Cabinet Note will be compiled and will be sent to the cabinet after the approval of the competent authority immediately.

08.07.2015: Meeting with GM (Pers.)

GS, President met GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:

a. Consideration of pending transfer cases of SDEs/DEs: GM (Pers.) mentioned that efforts are being made to consider pending request / tenure transfer cases of SDEs/DEs in the next week itself.

b. CPC from DE to DGM: GM (Pers.) mentioned that the efforts are being made to collect the APAR/VCRs of the eligible DEs to expedite the CPC to fill-up about 480 DGM posts.

c. CPC from SDE to DE: GM (Pers.) mentioned that the CPC has been initiated to fill-up about 1100 vacant DE posts by promotion from SDE wherein the ACRs/VCRs of the eligible candidates are being collected from the circles. He assured an early action in this regard.

d.  CPC from JTO to SDE: GM (Pers.) mentioned that as soon as the stay order from Hon'ble High Court Kerala is vacated, the promotion orders will be issued.

e. Transfer of SDEs/DEs from tenure circles: We requested to issue immediate tenure transfer orders of the SDEs/DEs who have completed the tenure period up to 30.06.2015. GM (Pers.) assured to issue the transfer orders in the next week itself.

08.07.2015: Meeting with ED (NB)

GS, President met ED (NB) and discussed regarding an early completion of the discussion on the vital issues i.e. finalization of E-2 / E-3 IDA Pay scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent executives, CPSU cadre hierarchy and first time bound promotion after four years of service in all the cases. ED (NB) mentioned that efforts will be made to complete the discussions on E-2/E-3 IDA Pay scales and further discussion on the CPSU cadre hierarchy & first time bound promotion after four years of service in all the cases will be initiated in the next meeting. He assured to complete the committee report in the scheduled time.

08.07.2015: Meeting with ED (Finance)

 GS, President met ED (Finance) and discussed regarding CPC from AO to CAO (Regular). ED (Finance) mention that the GM (FP) is in discussion with GM (Pers.) to get the solution. However, she assured for an early solution in this regard.

It is understood that the ACC has cleared the appointment of Smt. Sujata Ray as Director (HR), BSNL Board and shortly the orders are expected from DoT.

08.07.2015: Meeting with Sr. GM (SR)

GS, President met Sr GM (SR) and extended thanks for his efforts in conducting marathon meetings to discuss the demands of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA and releasing the letters.  We further discuss regarding the meeting to be held on 13th July 2015 with CMD, BSNL and its preparations. Sr. GM (SR) mentioned that after receiving of our letter for deferment of the agitation, he has sent letters to all the concerned units of BSNL CO to give reply latest by 10th July 2013 before the CMD's meeting.

 

We also requested to send a clarification on transfer policy to CGMT Uttarakhand from the Restructuring Cell. Sr. GM (SR) mentioned that some clarification has been asked from the Pers. Cell and shortly reply to Uttarakhand Circle will be sent.

07.07.2015:

!!!!!!!  Organizational Action programs deferred for six months  !!!!!!!

Organizational Action programs deferred for six months: Three days nationwide hunger fast called by the united forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA was observed successfully all over India on first day. Executives from the nook and corner of the country participated actively and shown overwhelming support to make the programs a grand success.

Realizing the gravity and strength of the agitation, four rounds of talks were held with Senior GM (SR), GM (Pers), Director (HR) and CMD BSNL with the representatives of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA. Considering our demands and acknowledging the genuineness of the issues raised and the subsequent resentment and unrest amongst the executives, BSNL management informed us that they have deferred the internal and external MT exam for six months. We insisted that since the discussion on CPSU hierarchy is going on in the committee headed by ED (NB), any discussion on the requirement of any fast track mechanism within internal candidates should be held thereafter and MT in any form is not acceptable to us. We also pleaded with management to inform the timeline for resolution and progress on other pending HR issues discussed with Director (HR). Director (HR) appreciated our concern and directed Senior GM (SR) to issue a letter in line with the discussions.

Thereafter, CMD BSNL assured that he has been personally monitoring the developments and he is aware of the commitment given by HR wing. He further reaffirmed his commitment for resolution of the NO MT issue raised by the forum and resolution of other HR issues in a time bound manner. He also assured us that an agenda meeting with United Forum shall be held on Monday, the 13th July 2015 for his review of the HR issues. CMD BSNL emphasized on the need for exercising restraint and patience in view of the formalities associated with the matter. He also asked us to concentrate on the viability of the BSNL and making the recently launched schemes popular i.e. free night calling and free roaming and to provide quality services to the customers. We assured our fullest cooperation in his endeavor to turn around BSNL and to achieve its pristine glory.

Com GS, President AIBSNEA and President, AGS AIGETOA attended all the meetings with the management and also addressed the meeting during hunger fast at BSNL CO, New Delhi.

In response to the positive gesture shown by the BSNL management particularly CMD BSNL, forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA has decided to defer the ongoing agitation program for six months. Though, some break through has been achieved but final outcome is awaited. We sincerely hope that management will honor its commitment for implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy and resolution of pending HR issues in a time bound manner failing which we all should keep ourselves ready for resuming the deferred agitation program. At this juncture, we request all the members of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA and other executives who supported the program, to resume their duties immediately and to concentrate for the growth of BSNL. We extend our sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks to all the office bearers, esteemed members and well-wishers for their overwhelming support to the agitation program.

<<<Click here for the letter of deferment of UF to SR Cell>>>>

 

<<<<Click here for the Appeal of SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office-Letter-1 >>>>

 

<<<<Click here for the Appeal of SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office-letter-2>>>>

<<<<<Click here for Glimpses of Hunger fast & Demonstration at BSNL CO on 07.07.2015>>>>>

Appeal

- The MT recruitment process must be withdrawn to provide smooth career progression to the JTO/JAO  and SDE/AO equivalent executives in BSNL.

 

- The uncertainty created on settlement of the HR issues due to introduced hurdle of Remuneration Committee must be avoided and all the HR issues cleared by the BSNL Management Committee should be approved by the BSNL Board instead of sending to Board's Remuneration Committee.

 

Guidelines for the proposed Relay Hunger Fast from 07th July 2015 to 09th July 2015:

?      All members of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA should participate in the Hunger Fast Program dividing themselves into 3 batches for 3 days. Unwell members should also participate, however, may be for a lesser period.

?      Hunger Fast should start at 10.00 hrs and continue up to 18.00 hrs. All the participants must take their seat by 1000 hrs availing casual leave for the day and must not leave the place except for natures call.

?      The participants may take only drinking water if required and nothing else (tea, biscuit etc) during the period of the Fast.

?     Other members, who are not sitting for the Hunger Fast on that day, must attend the camp during lunch hours for demonstration. Remember that they are also on "Work According to Rule" Program hence their full concentration should be towards the agitation only and nowhere else.

?      Use of mobile phones should be minimum and only for urgent cause. Attending official calls sitting at the "Hunger Fast" place must be avoided.

?      Decorate the "Hunger Fast" suitably by banners and posters displaying the demands and the deprivations.

?      Remember future of the executives is depending on successful implementation of the agitation program.

06.07.2015 at 20.30 Hrs: Implement three days Hunger Fast on 7th , 8th and 9th of July 2015 along with "Work According to Rule" Program at all SSA/ Circle/BSNL CO

 

Make 100% success of three days Hunger Fast on 7th, 8th and 9th of July 2015 along with "Work According to Rule" Program at all SSA/ Circle/BSNL CO to protest against non-withdrawal of MT Recruitment and non-settlement of pending HR issues of BSNL Executives. The MT Recruitment will block the career progression of the existing JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent executives in BSNL in the manner which happened in past in the DoT era. MT Recruitment is the exact replica of ADET/ACAO/AEE Recruitment wherein JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent executives were retired up-to the level of DE/CAO/EE Adhoc. These officers could not get their regular promotion in STS grade since they were not promoted as JTS. The JTS recruitment in DoT was a bottleneck in the career prospects of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent officers wherein against 826 JTS posts (ADET) 50% recruitment was through UPSC and 50% was through seniority quota from SDE (T) as per the ITS RR 1992 provisions. The recruitment of ADETs through UPSC was a regular feature on year to year basis but the DPC from SDE (T) to ADET was not being conducted 7-8 years till their retirement hence they were promoted JTS/STS after their retirement only.

 

We, the executives exercised out options for absorption in BSNL with commitment and conviction to have the better career prospects. And thousands of young talented executives at the level of JTO/JAO have been recruited in the BSNL inspiring better career progression being the largest PSU. Up to the year 2006, there was no assured time bound promotions i.e. non-pot bases time bound promotions up to the level of SG JAG and post based promotions after SAG and HAG level and above. Against this AIBSNLEA struggled and got implemented EPP with effect from 1.10.2000 notified on 18.01.2007, perks to executives got implemented with effect from 01.01.2005, got clearance from DoT to fill up all vacant STS level posts of Telecom Finance and Accounts, Civil/Electrical/Arch/Telecom Factory Engineering wings and 2375 DE posts of seniority quota from SDE (T), GSM Mobile connection with STD facility and handset to all executives, Transparent Transfer Policy of the Executives implemented, BSNL MS RR came into existence, Regularization of all Adhoc DEs/CAOs/EEs equivalent executives, 2nd PRC recommendations were implemented from 01.01.2007 with 30% fitment benefit, Filling up of the vacant DGM posts etc. All these issues could be settled with the un-tiring and consistence efforts of AIBSNLEA.

 

AIBSNLEA demanded implementation of standard E-2 and E-3 IDA Pay scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent executives, implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy as assured at the time of absorption, Diversion of 25% MT Quota post to Seniority quota  and first time bound promotion after four years in all the cases under EPP. On our sustained struggle, the committee was constituted in February 2012 to discuss these issues and due to transfer of some of the committee members (official side) the committee is reconstituted on three occasions. AIBSNLEA is the constituent member of the committee and will ensure implementation of standard E-2 and E-3 IDA Pay scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent executives, CPSU cadre hierarchy as assured at the time of absorption and first time bound promotion after four years in all the cases under EPP at the earliest.

 

AIBSNLEA will also ensure implementation of 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees, removal of EPF anomalies, holding of CPCs to fill up all vacant JAG/STS/Gr "B" level executives vacant posts, finalization of JTO(T)/SDE(T) RR, amendment in BSNL MS RR for EE(Civil/Electrical), PPS post creation in field units, restructuring of AD (OL) cadre, antedating of pay, removal of pay anomaly wherein seniors are drawing less pay than the juniors, removal of anomalies in the seniority lists of TES Gr."B"., allowing option to JAO 2010 batch, E-5 to E-6 time bound promotions to DGM (Adhoc) promoted from Gr."B", E1+5 increment benefit t to JTO (SRD), JAO (2013) batch & PAs and implementation of 78.2% fitment benefit to BSNL pensioners. The ongoing agitation program has to be successfully implement throughout the country to impress upon for the settlement of the above mentioned HR issues. Hence, all the CHQ/Circle/Branch office bearers of the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA are requested to ensure 100% success of the above mentioned agitation programs. This struggle will be a decisive one to protect and provide the smooth career progression to the BSNL executives. The discontentment among the executives will adversely affect the viability of BSNL.  

Let us, ignore the miss giving's and mal propaganda of some vested interests to dilute this decisive struggle rather concentrate to strengthen the agitation.

06.07.2015 :  BSNL Corporate Office declared result of written Examination of Direct recruitment for the post of DGMs(Telecom Operations / Telecom Finance) in BSNL held on 20/10/2013 <<<Click here for the result>>>

Congratulations ! Ms. Bhavika Mangalanandan, daughter of  Shri T.K. Mangalanandan (Former CS, Kerala) and Smt K.N. Baby Rani (All India Vice-President AIBSNLEA) came out successful in Civil Service Examinations-2014 held by UPSC. Her rank in the merit list is 249 as per the final result published by UPSC.   

She took her M.Tech in Energy Studies, from I.I.T Delhi. She did most of her  preparations for Civil Service examinations from Civil Service Academy at Trivandrum run by Government of Kerala. Her order of  preference is IFS / IAS/ IPS. We congratulate her for this success.

05.07.2015 : Report on 5th Circle Conference of Assam Circle at Multi-Purpose Hall of BSNL IQ at Panbazar, Guwahati  on 04.07.2015 : At 09-30 AM Flag Hoisting was done by acting  Circle President of Assam Circle Branch  Com M Biswas in presence of delegates and general members of Guwahati Divisional Branch with slogans - 'AIBSNLEA Zindabad, Long Live AIBSNLEA' .

Thereafter, the Delegates  assembled at the Multi-Purpose Hall to complete registration formalities . One minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to the soul of the departed Comrades. Then formal well come address was given and President addressed the House. Next self introduction was given by the comrade delegates.

At 10-30 hrs, Circle Secretary Amitava Nath read out CS report  which included membership strength, Executive Up-gradation issues, Intra-Circle and Inter-Circle Transfer cases, Tenure Transfer Cases, Confirmation and Promotion related issues, Look After Arrangements, PS Promotion Case, Rule-8 Transfer issue, issues related to Vigilance Clearance, Organisational activities, Trade Union Actions, Membership Verification Drive, Joint actions of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA, Role of AIBSNLEA in developmental issues of BSNL.  This was followed by Circle Treasurer's report and discussion on Circle Treasurer's report was conducted. Circle Treasurer replied to various quarries  of the delegates and then Circle Treasurer's report was passed. At 11-00 hrs, the Divisional Secretaries submitted reports and it was followed by discussions on the reports covering various  issues.  

Next discussion was initiated on Circle Secretary's report. Coming to the membership strengths, the house discussed to find ways to find to increase paid membership strength which is less than actual number of members. CS elaborated the role of HR unit and the Association in issuing of up-gradation orders for executives.  Non-release of  executives after completion of tenure period has become a matter of concern for which CS has appealed to AIBSNLEA CHQ to take up the matter in a suitable manner to settle the issue. Discussion was also there on Look After arrangement in the level of  SDE/DE/DE or equivalent. Request was also made to GS Com Prahlad Raiji to look into the matter of Reversion case of JTO Shri Prabhat Chandra Das to Sr. TOA(G)  in Assam Circle. Next Circle  Body was requested to taking the matter of PS promotion as Assam Circle Administration had already agreed to the issue in principle. The house also discussed on Organisational Activities, Trade Union Actions and role of AIBSNLEA on developmental activities of BSNL.

At 12-30 hrs G S Com Prahlad Rai addressed a joint session of AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA Assam Circle Branch. This is a historic event in Assam Circle of BSNL where for the first time both serving and retired executives were seen to share the common floor. He elaborated  on present financial scenario of BSNL, status 78.2% IDA, 60:40 issue of pension. He presented to the house a detailed account on the issue of financial loss of BSNL. He highlighted the steps taken by the Association on 78.2% IDA issue for the affected retired employees.

At 15-30 hours G S Com Prahlad Rai addressed a joint session of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA. This is another mile stone in the trade union history of BSNL in Assam where  ABSNLEA and AGIETOA shared the same floor to listen to towering Trade Union Leader like Com Prahlad Rai. Existing scenario of BSNL on various issues were presented. Thereafter, Com G S elaborated on the reasons for opposing both External/Internal MT recruitment which BSNL has notified recently. He also highlighted the negative impact which may come upon the carrier prospects of the Comrades if External / Internal Recruitment of  MT trainees are not opposed tooth and nail. GS gave a deliberation on the burning issue of Rule-8 transfer from Assam Circle.

At 17-30 Open Session started where Chief Guest was CGMT Assam Telecom Circle Shri Rajeev Yadav, who responded favourably on the burning issues raised in Open Session. Other Senior Officers  of BSNL who attended and spoke on the  function as Distinguished Guest are Shri K  V N Rao, Sr. G M (EB, Mktg and Sales), Assam Telecom Circle,  Shri Manoj Kumar, G M (Kamrup Telecom District, Guwahati) and Sri S Pokharna , G M (HR and Admn), Assam Telecom Circle. Other Circle level Trade Union Leaders who were invited and delivered speech  on the Open session are Com B Deka, CS BSNLEU, Com P Patgiri, CS NFTE, Com I H Mandol, CS SNEA A and Com Satyajyoti Nath, CS AIGETOA of  Assam Circle Branch.

CS, AIBSNLEA, Assam Circle Branch in his Key Note address highlighted the difficulties being faced in getting  VCR and holding of meeting for up-gradation matters specially E4-E5 and E5-E6 up-gradation.  He  elaborated on the  hurdles created by Administration in releasing executives who have completed tenure period in Assam and NET/F Circles. He sought guidance of  G S Comrade Prahlad Rai in settling the  Rule-8 transfer cases of Direct Recruit JTO awaiting transfer from Assam Circle. The Key Note Speech also covered local issues like inadequate Bandwidth for Data Customers of Assam and the North East. He also expressed serious concern over the way of handling of  the issue by CGMT, ETR Kolkata.

Com  Prahlad Rai covered all the related points in his lucid and well covered speech before the massive gathering consisting of  members from AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and other sister organizations.  Com Rai elaborated on various issues like  financial status of BSNL, 78.2 % IDA issue for affected pensioners, 60:40  issue of pension, adverse effect of  MT recruitment, reason for opposing MT recruitment notified by BSNL, Changes in recruitment rules of JTO and TTA. He also delivered on the issue of Rule-8 transfer issue and convinced CGMT Assam telecom Circle to take positive steps. The issue of  JTO TO SDE promotion   in seniority quota, AO to CAO promotion, SDE (Telecom) to DE/AGM(Telecom) and many other issues of relevance. Com Rai appealed for making the Trade Action call given against both external / internal MT recruitment a grand success.

At 21-30 PM new body of AIBSNLEA Assam Circle was formed in presence of Com Prahlad Rai. The main portfolios are-

Circle President- Com Alok  Kar, AGM(Vig), Assam Telecom Circle

Circle Secretary- Com Swarup Chakraborty, AO, Guwahati Civil & Elect Division

Circle Treasurer- Com T K Bhattacharjee, DE(Vig), NET/F Circle

CWC Member- Com Amitava Nath, DE(BB), Guwahati

At 23-00 hrs , the Circle Conference ended with a vote of thanks from the host Branch.   <<<Click here for glimpses>>>>>>

05.07.2015 : REPORT ON FIRST CEC MEET OF AIBSNLEA AP CIRCLE W.E.F.  02.07.2015 TO 03.07.2015

02.07.2015

The  first CEC  of AIBSNLEA  AP CIRCLE WAS Commenced  with the  flag hoisting by the President  Com  PEDDA RAO  at 10.00am  dt 02.07.2015  at VASAVI CLUB  adjacent  to   Telephone BHAVAN   SAIFABAD by the circle  with huge gathering and warm greetings in the presence of AGS (Engg) CHQ  & Other Sr. Comrades and the session started with the welcome address by   Com Rajendra Prasad ACS (Eng )  and welcomed   the dignitaries of Circle Executive Committee along with CWC Members    on the dais One  minute silence was observed by the  august house for the departed comrades. The agenda presented by the President was unanimously approved by the CEC body for detail discussion.

Com Pedda Rao President of the house given his open remarks & advised the representatives of the AIBSNLEA  from the SSA  to deliver the goods in good spirit & fruit full  manner.

Com  J SAIBABA,  AGS ( ENG ) CHQ greeted and congratulated the AIBSNLEA AP BRANCH on behalf of CHQ ND  for  the  1st CEC MEET  at Hyderabad and appreciated the CS for conduction of the CEC MEET during the period of the agitation by the UNITED FORUM OF EXECUTIVES' ASSOCIATIONS  for resolving the issues of concerned to the executives such as stopping the  recruitment of MT , resolutions of the HR issues of BSNL EXECUTIVES etc. AGS also mentioned about various measures initiated by the CMD BSNL for making the BSNL profitable and the role of AIBSNLEA in turning around the company. He wished that detailed discussions may be conducted and come out with resolutions so that they can be perused by the CS.

As per Agenda Com B S REDDY CS AP presented the report   from 30-11-2014 to 01-07-2015 covering the details of the activities of the circle executive and also the major events that have been happening in BSNL  activities of the FORUM OF THE UNIONS & ASSOCIATIONS, formation of a Branch at RTTC, etc . This CEC is sponsored by the group of recently promoted AOs. CS thanked the group of AOs who have taken the responsibility of entire expenditure.

The same was adopted unanimously by the CEC .

Com Narender , FS  presented the status of accounts for the period  from 30-11-2014 to 01-07-2015 with the details of Receipts & Expenditure and the same was discussed.

All the  DPs/DSs submitted their reports to the august body  & the body appreciated the actions of the DSs of individual branches & its development activities  took place. It is very much appreciable that out of 28 branches 27 branches represented and the  other branch secretary was held up for a very important departmental work .

The suggestions given by the Distt. Secretaries have been recorded  and assured  by the CS to act upon  as required for the benefit of Executives  as well as for Organization.

At  1940 Hrs  Com PRAHLAD RAI GS AIBSNLEA  arrived  to the venue  and a warm welcome was given to the GS by the CEC with slogans such as Com PRAHLAD RAI ZINDABAD,AIBSNLEA ZINDABAD.AGS(Engg) proposed a welcome address to GS.

 

The CEC meeting was addressed by Com Laxman,VP AIGETOA and Com.Veerabhadra Rao CS, AIGETOA.

Com B S Reddy,  CS briefed GS about the activities of the circle branch and the gist of discussions that occurred during the CEC, and thanked the GS for resolution of the issues concerned to AP Circle and  further requested GS to support the issues of Circle at the corporate office. CS appreciated the actions of GS in resolving the issues of executives.

 

Com Prahlad Rai was felicitated by the AOs who got their promotion as AO during the month of Jan 2015 and appreciated the efforts of our beloved GS in bringing out the promotion list in spite of several hurdles created  by some of the people who could not digest the progress of AIBSNLEA. They also requested the GS for settling all the pending HR issues at the earliest.

Com Prahlad Roy addressed the gathering   with full of josh & motivation & details of ongoing agitations & burning issues & the steps taken by CHQ at Delhi for protesting MANAGEMENT TRAINEE RECRUITMENT. The GS category told the consequences on implementing MT recruitment & adverse effect on Executives especially for not only the juniors but also the seniors. The brief of address by the GS is given below.

 

At the time of absorption in to the BSNL, management has assured us that there will be time bound promotions up to SG JAG. As per that assurance we have been demanding for regular promotions as assured and a committee is already in place and negotiations are at the peak and likely to be completed soon. In such a situation the issue of recruitment of MT must not be there and has to be kept aside till there is logical conclusion for the committee's report.

The MT recruitment is proposed by management to happen at the scale of E3 and as per our demand the JTO scale is E2 and E3 is the scale for SDE /AO and hence the recruitment of MT at the scale of E3 should not be there. If the recruitment of MT is going ahead at the scale of E3 means that the Sr. SDE/Sr. AO scale will be E3,SDE/AO will be E2 and naturally the scale of JTO/JAO has to come down to the level of E1 ,which means that we are compromising on the demand of E2 scale to JTO/JAO which is against our principles and against so many agitations which happened demanding E2 to JTO/JAO. Hence we cannot accept the same and hence cannot allow the recruitment of MT which seems to be sinister design of management to deprive us the standard pay scales to executives with starting pay scale of E2 to JTO/JAO.

There seems to be an argument in favor of recruitment of young talent at the level of Sr SDE/MT. Comrades, the existing JTOs/JAOs who are recruited from open market are very young and if at all the management is desiring to recruit young people at MT level ,the existing young JTOs/JAOs can be promoted to Sr. SDE/Sr.AO/MT position by reducing the eligibility from 4 and 5 years to 3 and 3 years there by motivation to JTOs also will be there and very young MTs also can be there in the company with full know how of the working of company and technical knowledge also and it acts as motivation to the entry level executives also.

There seems to be some argument that MT is just replacement of ITS officer's recruitment in DOT at the level of JTS and we should allow the recruitment to happen. As  you are very well aware of that it was we the staff of BSNL agitated against the continuation of ITS officers in BSNL and how we can allow another ITS (in the name of MT) officers again in BSNL with a change of nomenclature?.

It was the experience to all of us that during the regime of ITS officers the promotions to the JTOs/JAOs were very meager and majority of the JTOs were getting retired as officiating DE/AGM or at the most adhoc DE, and it is because of the continuous fight of all of us that our people are able to go the level of regular DGM and there are instances where some of the regular DGMs are heading the SSA. Recently a letter was issued by corporate office where in it is mentioned that Addl GM/regular DGMs may be posted as SSA head. By allowing the recruitment of MT again we will be pushed to medieval ages where in our career progression will end up at the level of Sr SDE/Sr.AO. Comrades let us be very clear that if there is no motivation in the form of promotions the efficiency level of the executives will come down and in the interest of the company we cannot allow it to happen. Even in private IT/telecom companies promotions are given at regular intervals so that motivation factor will make the people to work better, which indicates that the management of BSNL is not interested in the progress of the company but they want to bring back ITS culture in other form.

It is also to be mentioned that after lot of persuasion the ratio of executives at the level of STS is modified from 50:25: 25 to 75:12.5:12.5 and we are not prepared to lose the same just to satisfy some of the people and we cannot dig our own grave. The effort of the forum is to take care of the career progression of members of the association and not to serve the interest of the management in killing the pay, promotion and pension issues of all of us. Let us study the case of JTOs who have been waiting for their first promotion for more than 21 years  because of various court cases etc and let us not go to the trap of few selfish people who are out and out to spoil the progress of executives and there by the company.

 What is required now to the company is not the harming of executives by recruitment at the level of MT, but the prosperity of the company and management is simply engaging all of us on a trivial issue instead of concentrating on the turnaround of our beloved company. There is no doubt that enough talent is readily available at MT, DE, DGM / SSA head level ,but what is required now is proper management and hence let recruitment happen at the level of GM/CGM with a better qualification at the existing one at the ratio of 50:25:25 and not at the level of Sr SDE/Sr.AO/MT.

Why we are we opposing total MT recruitment (including internal MT)

1) Both Internal and External MT are inseparable as per the MT RR. Hence, conduction of only internal MT is NOT possible in current format and has no logic. Internal MT can happen, if and only if External MT is done, which is the most dangerous window for spoiling the career progression of internal executives. Hence the contention of one association for conducting only internal MT is false and misleading.

2) UF is demanding the total scrapping of MT RR and CPSU cadre hierarchy should be implemented, which will also address the fast track promotions for young and performing executives, which leads to availability of 100% vacancies of MT to internal candidates only and hence all young people can have MT vacancies of 300 instead of present 150 vacancies. As per MT RR, It is possible that the internal quota of MT can be diverted to external quota in case of non availability of suitable internal candidates and it is the reason for designing heavy syllabus for MT to exclude all internal candidates from getting selected.

3) As notified, If MT is recruited at E3, then the issue of standard pay scales will be ended with E1 to JTO/JAO and E2 to SDE as there cannot be two cadres at one pay scale (SDE/AO and MT), which is suicidal for young JTOs/JAOs and degradation of existing pay scale is inevitable. So, if MT exam either internal or external is conducted, there is not scope of getting E2 to JTO/JAO and E3 to SDE/AO.

4) MT Recruitment will also affect career progression of all existing executives as career progression will be blocked by MT and hence finally we may have to repent for the inaction and career will end up with a maximum cadre of DE/CAO that too for some executives only.

GS also mentioned about the pending HR issues of executives which the management of BSNL is not resolving and neglecting the issues such as promotions to the cadre of SDE, DE, CAO, DGM creation of posts of PPS, resolving the  HR issues of Civil/Electrical/Arch  issues, issue of exercising option by the JAOs after 7-5-2010 etc. GS has protested against the reference to REMUNERATION COMMITTEE of all the HR issues and declared that further delay is not tolerable. CMD BSNL should honor the commitment given to the UNITED FORUM and delay should not be there in the interest of the company. GS expressed full faith in the assurances given by the CMD BSNL.

Com Pedda rao Circle President summed up the meeting and vote of thanks extended by Com. MLN Reddy OS.

1st day of the CEC concluded.

On 2nd day, i.e. on 3.7.2015 the CEC discussed about the left over items of the agenda and an interaction with GS was conducted where in the GS replied the queries raised by the CEC members and  the CEC was adjourned at 12:45 pm. <<<Click here for glimpses>>>>>>

FALICITATIONS TO COM J.SAIBABA, AGS(ENGG) ON HIS RETIREMENT ON  SUPERANNUATION AS AGM(HTD) :A grand felicitation programme was arranged by the well-wishers of Com J.SAIBABA AGS(ENGG) ,who retired as AGM(HTD) on superannuation. Shri P.V.MURALIDHAR garu, CGMT AP, Shri K.DAMODAR RAO garu ,PGM HTD, Shri GEORGE SANTHOSH MARSHAL garu, Sr GM(HRD) AP, Shri P.SEETHARAM RAJU garu, Sr GM(HR), HTD, Shri V.SRINIVASULU  garu, GM(F)  and Com Prahlad Rai garu our beloved General Secretary attended and addressed the gathering and blessed our Saibaba for his peaceful retired life. Many Senior officers of HTD, AP circle, all our CEC members, friends and relatives of Com. Saibaba, many retired BSNL/DOT employees and many other wel-wishers of Saibaba attended. AIBSNLEA team lead by our GS felicitated Com Saibaba with GAZAMALA and a memento. Later all others felicitated Saibaba garu. The felicitation function ended with Lunch hosted by Sri.Saibaba garu.

04.07.2015 : BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) BSNL, MTNL merger decision in 4-5 months   <<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

(ii) BSNL Launches Mobile Wallet With Cash Withdrawal Option    <<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

(iii) MTNL surges 20%; to delist before BSNL merger says CMD  <<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

(iv) MTNL ends 20% higher as government plans to delist stock before merger with BSNL <<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

02.07.2015 :  GS discussed with GM (Pers.) regarding the issue of implementation of the directions of the Expert Committee comprising of Hon'ble Justice Shri K. Ramamoorthy (Retd.) and Hon'ble Dr. D.P. Sharma, Member to the BSNL to clarify its position in implementing Rule-206 for fixing TES Group -'B' seniority & its implications by Saturday i.e. 04.07.2015 . GM (Pers.) intimated that internal discussion are going on and BSNL will certainly submit its proposal with regard to implementation of the  Rule-206 for fixing TES Group -'B' seniority as per schedule to the Expert Committee.

02.07.2015 :   Demonstration at BSNL Corporate Office:

As per the revised program, the demonstration at BSNL CO was held today during the lunch hours. GS, FS, AGS (HQ), Advisor (HQ)/CS Delhi Circle, CS, BSNL CO and President AIGETOA, AGS (HQ) along with hundreds of the comrades from AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA participated in the demonstration. We extend our sincere thanks to all the executives for their active participation in today's demonstration and making it a grand success at BSNL Corporate Office. 

 

GS in his address appealed all members of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA to ensure 100% participation in the three days "Hunger Fast" from 7th July to 9th July 2015 and observing "Work According to Rule" program strictly and in true sense and told that the agitation program will continue till the time the MT Recruitment process is withdrawn and all pending HR issues are resolved.

 

GS mentioned that the MT recruitment in E-3 grade will become a bottle neck in the career prospects of the BSNL Gr "B" level executives in the similar manner which we have experienced in the DoT era where one direct recruit JTO having qualification of BSc /BE 1st Division could got only one/two promotions in his entire service career. In DoT set up we fought decades together for the removal of the bottle neck i.e. Junior Time Scale i.e. ADET/ACAO/AEE recruitment from the career prospects of Gr. B level officers. Through this JTS recruitment process 826 JTS (ADET) posts were being filled up by 50% from UPSC and 50% from SDEs on seniority quota. The recruitment through UPSC on year to year basis was continuing in DoT till 2001 but the DPCs from SDE (T) to ADET through UPSC were not being conducted six/seven years hence, SDEs (T) were retiring as DE (Adhoc) only. Similar will be the situation in BSNL where MTs will occupy all JAG/SAG/HAG equivalent post and the JTO/JAO will retire as DE/CAO only. Hence, MT recruitment will block the career prospects of BSNL executives through normal channel of promotions and initiate a cadre war.

 

BSNL Management is not filling up the vacant JAG/ STS / Gr. "B" equivalent post in all disciplines on the pretext of court cases or amendments in BSNL MSRR and every month our executives are retiring without getting their promotions. Also many cadre's related issues are not being settled with an indifferent attitude. Through our struggle the ulterior motive of BSNL Management has to be defeated to safe guard the future of young executives in BSNL. This is a very serious struggle for DO or DIE.

 

Comrade Ravi Shil Verma, President, AIGETOA also addressed the gathering and impressed upon the need of successful agitation for withdrawal of the MT Recruitment process at all costs. The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Comrade V.P. Singh, CS, BSNL CO.

02.07.2015 :   GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL  regarding Implementation of the directions of the Expert Committee comprising of Hon'ble Justice Shri K. Ramamoorthy (Retd.) and Hon'ble Dr. D.P. Sharma, Member to the BSNL to clarify its position in implementing Rule-206 for fixing TES Group -'B' seniority & its implications by Saturday i.e. 04.07.2015 . <<<Click here for letter>>>>

01.07.2015 : BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) Cabinet note soon to set up BSNL tower unit   <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

(ii) BSNL sees 35% rise in landline connections booking  <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iii) BSNL will be at the forefront <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iv) BSNL Promises Better Connectivity in Andaman and Nicobar Islands <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

(v) Industry hails 'Digital India' move, top CEOs commit to invest Rs 4.5 trillion <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

01.07.2015 : Demonstration on 01st July, 2015 at SSA/Circle levels

 

We extend our sincere thanks to all the executives for their active participation in today's demonstration and making it a grand success through out the country at all SSAs and Circle Head Quarters. The Demonstration at BSNL CO will be organized tomorrow i.e.02.07.2015 during the lunch hour. All the CHQ / Circle Office bearers and Branch Secretaries of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA are requested to ensure 100% participation of our members in the three days hunger fast from 7th July to 9th July 2015 observing 'Work according to Rule' program strictly. The agitation program will continue till the time the MT Recruitment process is withdrawn and all pending HR issues are resolved.

The  MT recruitment in E-3 grade will become the bottle neck in the career prospects of the BSNL Gr. B level executives in the similar manner which we have experienced in the DoT era wherein one direct recruit JTO having qualification of BSc /BE Ist Division could get only one / two promotions in his entire service career. In DoT set up we fought decades together for the removal of the bottle neck i.e. Junior Time Scale ( i.e. ADET / ACAO / AEE) recruitment from the career prospects of Gr. B level officers. Through this JTS recruitment  process 826 JTS (ADET) posts were being filled up by 50% from UPSC and 50% from SDEs on seniority quota. The recruitment through UPSC on year to year basis was continuing in DoT till 2001 but the DPCs from SDE (T) to ADET through UPSC were not being conducted six / seven years hence, SDEs (T) were retiring as DE (Adhoc) only. Similar will be the situation in BSNL, where MTs will occupy all JAG/SAG/HAG equivalent post and the JTO/JAO will retires as DE/CAO only. Hence, MT recruitment will block the career prospects of BSNL executives through normal channel of promotions and create a cadre war.

BSNL management is not filling up the vacant JAG/ STS / Gr.B equivalent post in all disciplines on the pretext of court cases or amendment in BSNL MSRR  and every month our executives are retiring without getting their due promotions. Also many cadre's related issues are not being settled with an indifferent attitude.

Through our struggle, the ulterior motive of BSNL Management has to be defeated to safe guard the future of  executives in BSNL. This is a very serious struggle for DO or DIE.

01.07.2015 : GS, FS met Shri Sunil Kumar, GM (BB) who has been given the charge of SEA Cell also and discussed regarding-

 

a. CPC from AO to CAO (Regular): GM (BB) mentioned that the matter is pending with Pers. Cell for clarification on the Court Judgment for implementation of SC/ST roster. He assured that he will speak to GM (Pers.) for early clearance of this matter.

 

b. Pending Transfer cases: We also requested for consideration of the pending transfer cases in the Accounts Cadre. He assured to look into the matter at the earliest.

30.06.2015 :  Demonstration on 01st July, 2015 at SSA/Circle levels and on 2nd July, 2015 at BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi: United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations comprising AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA has given the Call for holding Demonstration on 1st July 2015 during lunch hours at all SSA/Circle HQs and Demonstration at BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi on 2nd July, 2015 during lunch hours.

BSNL Management is continuing the process of MT  recruitment & not settling the pending HR issues has forced Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA to lunch the agitational programme. MT recruitment will block the career prospectus of Group-'B' level executives in BSNL & non settling of pending HR issues is causing stagnation & financial losses to the executives.

Hence, all the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are  requested to ensure successful holding of Demonstration on 01st July, 2015 at all SSA/Circle level.

30.06.2015 : Meeting of the Expert Committee: Meeting of the Expert Committee comprising of Hon'ble Justice Shri K. Ramamoorthy (Retd.) and Hon'ble Dr. D.P. Sharma, Member was also held today at Ramanna Bhawan, New Delhi wherein some  advocates submitted their views w.r.t. the implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment to fix up the TES Group-'B' seniority on the basis of Rule-206.

The Expert Committee directed BSNL Management to clarify the position in implementing Rule-206 for fixing TES Group -'B' seniority & its implications by Saturday i.e. 04.07.2015.The Expert Committee will meet on Saturday at 1600 Hrs in Ramanna Bhawan to discuss the matter.

30.06.2015 : GS, GS AIGETOA met Sr. GM(SR), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi & discussed withdrawal of MT recruitment & settlement of pending HR issues. Sr. GM(SR) assured to discuss the matter with Director(HR) / CMD BSNL for early solution.

(b) Clarification on transfer policy to Uttrakhand Circle: We requested for issuing clarification to Uttrarkhand Circle as requested by CGMT Uttrakhand Circle regarding transfer policy. Sr. GM(SR) assured for sending early clarification to Uttrakhand Circle.

30.06.2015 :  Committee meeting on MT issue:

Today committee meeting on MT issue is held at 10:00 am. General Secretary of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA, SNEA and AIBSNLOA have participated from association's side. AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and AIBSNLOA were on the same opinion that MT recruitment must not be done with present notification and need to be withheld. First management should finalize the time bound promotion policy in line with CPSE cadre hierarchy and then must discuss about the any other recruitment if required only at SAG/HAG level Posts. We have also pleaded that all CPSEs make single recruitment of fresh candidates at executive's level and then promote them up to top level by measuring their performance and experience. Same set of promotion policy must be implemented in BSNL. Unfortunately our sister association SNEA (I) conveyed that they are not concerned with external MT recruitment but pleaded that internal MT recruitment must take place on notified date as their members are crossing the age of 50 years. It is well known that present MT RR is having the provision of external and internal both and their seniority is interlinked, there is no possibility of only internal recruitment without scrapping the present MT RR.

 

From Management side GM (Pers/Rect) advocated the external MT as need for the company to acquire fresh talent in BSNL in other words BSNL is having no talent. He was also in the view that only MT can turn around the company. GM (Pers) has offered that let the exam to be conducted and result may be withheld till the finalization of CPSE cadre hierarchy which was rejected by three association i.e. AIGETOA, AIBSNLEA and AIBSNLOA. It is surprising that GS SNEA against his previous claim of implementation of CPSE cadre hierarchy before 15-08-2015, was of the opinion that MT recruitment in current hierarchy must continue till the implementation of CPSE cadre hierarchy in BSNL because, after the implementation of the CPSE cadre hierarchy all the RRs of SDEs/DEs/DGM level executives will be scrapped hence, our people will not be able to become MT.

 

Finally GM (Pers) decided to put the opinion of individual representatives along with his own opinion before competent authority for taking final decision. Over all talk is failed and forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA has decided to go with proposed agitation. This is matter of career of back bone cadre i.e. JTO/JAO/SDE/AO of this company and forum is ready for long and serious struggle. This is not the issue of any particular association but it is issue of every executives in BSNL so please this is high time to come forward and be the part of the historic agitation. Participate en-masse in the lunch hour demonstration on 01-07-2015. Let us, defeat the ulterior motive of the management to kill the career prospects of BSNL executives and against non-settlement of the pending HR issues. 

30.06.2015 :   GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL , regarding  Constitution of the committee to review Medical Policy - Representation of the Executives - Regd. <<<Click here for letter>>>>

29.06.2015 :   GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL , regarding  roll out plan of ERP in West Bengal Telecom Circle -<<<Click here for letter>>>>

29.06.2015 :   GS writes to

i. The ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding representation Consideration of request transfer cases of SDEs/AGM of Telecom Factory Wing ? <<<Click here for letter>>>>

ii. The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office,  regarding 1. Representation received from Shri R. J. Kumawat, Staff No. 10552, HR No. 197003018 regarding Correction in the spelling of the Surname in the tentative seniority list of SDEs (T) at S. No. 7949  2. Representation received from Shri Pradeep Kumar Agnihotri, ALTTC, Ghaziabad, staff No. 14164 regarding tentative seniority lists I to XVII of SDEs (T) including those of DPC 1198 and 2000 qualifying for submission to Expert committee on 29.6.2015 3. Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of DE  4. Representations on the revised Seniority list No. 6 and 7 of TES Gr "B" equivalent to SDE (T), published vide BSNL CO, New Delhi vide letter number 56-03/2015-Pers (DPC) dated 01.04.2015 5. Representation received from Shri Raj Hans Sharma, AGM, Udaipur- TD, Staff No. 34941 regarding proper placement in seniority list recently published-<<<Click here for letter>>>>

iii. The ED (Finance ), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of Account Personnel -<<<Click here for letter>>>>

29.06.2015 :Meeting with ED (Finance): GS FS AGS (Fin) met ED (Finance) and discussed regarding expediting the CPC from AO to CAO Regular. ED (Finance) assured to look into the matter.
29.06.2015 : Meeting of the Expert Committee: Meeting of the Expert Committee comprising of Hon'ble Justice Shri K. Ramamoorthy (Retd.) and Hon'ble Dr. D.P. Sharma, Member was held today at Ramanna Bhawan, New Delhi wherein BSNL was allowed to submit its views on the issue of TES Gr. B seniority as per the judgement of Hon'ble Supreme Court. BSNL Sr. advocate and officers explained the judgement of the Hon'ble Apex Court regarding constitution of the expert Committee and it role in deciding the seniority after hearing the affected parties. <<<Click here for the Submission by BSNL>>>

 The committee will meet tomorrow at 15.00 hrs to continue its proceedings. It seems that within the next month (July 2015) the committee will submit its report to Hon'ble Supreme Court for consideration.

29.06.2015 :GS and GS AIGETOA met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding withdrawal of MT Recruitment Process and settlement of pending HR issues:We expressed our serious concern against the continuing MT Recruitment process and non-settlement of pending HR issues. We pleaded that recruitment of MT in E-3 grade will jeopardize the promotional avenues of JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent executives in BSNL in the same manner as we have already experienced in DoT wherein the recruitment in JTS grade at ADEs/ACAO/AEE level blocked career prospects the these executives in BSNL. It will also create internal cadre fighting which will adversely affect the functioning of the company. Also, a committee headed by ED (NB) is working on the issue of the implementation CPSU cadre hierarchy and standard E-2 and E-3 IDA scales to the JTO and SDE equivalent executives this arbitrary notification of MT Recruitment notification is not at all justified and doubt the intention of the BSNL Management. We categorically told that the MT recruitment in E-3 grade will be protested organizationally till its withdrawal and the settlement of the pending HR issues.

 

GM (Pers.) clarified that since LDCE from JTO to SDE is continuing in the similar manner MT recruitment should also be allowed. We clarified that LDCE in SDE grade and MT Recruitment in E-3 grade are altogether different and not comparable with respect to the career progression. GM (Pers.) continued to plead in support of MT Recruitment and mentioned that now sincere efforts are being made to fill up the vacant Gr. B/STS/JAG level vacant posts and settlement of other pending HR issues. It seems that GM (Pers.) who is holding the additional charge of GM (Recruitment) is committed to ensure the recruitment of MT hence, we cannot expect much favor from him. Therefore, we have to fight organizationally to defeat the ulterior motive of the BSNL Management to block the career prospects of the young talented executives of BSNL.

 

However, GM (Pers.) advised to have a detailed discussion in the committee meeting tomorrow morning at 10.00 am on this issue but, we cannot expect much from him.

29.06.2015: Due to Inauguration of Digital India Program on 1st July 2015 at Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi where at about 12.30 Hrs all the Execuitives of BSNL at New Delhi will be participating in the inaugural function, The United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations (AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA) reschedules the Lunch Hour Demonstration on 1st July 2015 at BSNL Corporate Office to 2nd July 2015.  <<<Click here for the Letter>>>>
29.06.2015 :   <<<<Click here for Poster of Agitation w.r.t. the call given by United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations (AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA)>>>

26.06.2015 : Status of the Court case in JTO to SDE promotion in Hon'ble High Court Kerala at Ernakulam: The  information  published by SNEA(I) in their CHQ website  on 25th and 26th June, 2015 regarding  JTO to SDE promotion case  pending in the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala,  is wrong  and misleading. SNEA(I) claims that they have filed an MA along with BSNL for urgent hearing. This is not true. In this matter the SNEA(I) is not a party at all in the Hon'ble CAT as well in the appeal pending with Hon'ble HC.  Only AIBSNLEA  impleaded as  rep. No.16  in the OA filed by some of the JTOs in CAT Ernakulam.  No other association was a party in it. As they are not a party in it,   how can  they say that they ( SNEA(I) ) filed an  MA for early posting in HC?

AIBSNLEA got impleaded in this case in CAT,  only to protect the genuine and  legitimate interests of its members. We do not know why the other association  did not became a  party in it with  their own identity. But they pretend otherwise and publish false statements to misguide general members.

It is stated by the SNEA(I) that the "Hon'ble court directed to complete the service to AIBSNLEA and then list the case". This itself implies that, notice has not so far been served to AIBSNLEA in this matter. There is no case of not accepting the notice by respondent No.16 (AIBSNLEA). On the other hand,  there is a case of not serving the notice by the authority concerned  which is actually a matter beyond the control of the respondent. However, AIBSNLEA filed a fresh Vakalthnama and entrusted the matter with a competent advocate in the High Court for taking notice and proceeding further in this matter, without waiting for a formal notice service. Our general members may please realize that the other association is simply trying  to fish out of troubled water.

This unjust write-up of SNEA(I) mislead the JTOs and is nothing but outcome of their frustration in the ongoing situations and to divert the attention of executives.

AIBSNLEA in true sense is safeguarding the interest of entire BSNL executives community that is why immediately AIBSNLEA got impleaded in Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam in this case whereas SNEA(I) did not bothered to impleade in the case.  AIBSNLEA will ensure early hearing of the case to break the stalemate in JTO to SDE promotion.

26.06.2015:  BSNL Corporate issued letter regarding

(i) Furnishing APARS/ACRs of JTO(T) for consideration for promotion to the grade of SDE(T) under 67 percent seniority quota-<<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Special concessions/facilities to Central Govt. Employees working in Kashmir Valley <<<Click here for letter>>>