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EDITOR: Com. S. Sivakumar, General Secretary;  Designed by Com. M.K. Morodia, CS RAJ Circle & Maintained by Com. Bhagwan Singh, AGS (HQ), AIBSNLEA CHQ

ALL INDIA BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED EXECUTIVEs' ASSOCIATION >>>>>>> Committed to safeguard the interest of entire BSNL's executives community>>>>>>>>AIBSNLEA was formally launched on 1st May, 2004 by merging 10 DoT recognized Group-'B' officers Associations & thus represents in true sense all disciplines of Executives of BSNL i.e. Telecom Engineering, Telecom Finance & Accounts, Civil / Electrical / Arch./ TFs Engineering Wings, Personnel Staffs  (PA/PS/PSS), CSS Staffs, AD(O/L) & General Disciplines of BSNL.   <<<Click here for letter of SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office>>>

Registration & Account details of AIBSNLEA CHQ : Registration No. S-44028/2002 NCT New Delhi dated 04.12.2002

A/C No: 1120000100123542 IFS Code: PUNB0112000 Name: All India BSNL Executives' Association, New Delhi Bank: PNB Branch: ECE House, KG Marg, ND - 110001

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22.06.2021 Dear Comrades! It is reliably learnt that JAO Gradation List from all the Circles has been received by BSNL Corporate Office.

AIBSNLEA has already taken up this issue with the BSNL Management and as per the request of AIBSNLEA, the All India Seniority List preparation work (in respect of JAOs) has been commenced in the Personnel Branch CO BSNL and it is expected to be completed very shortly.

AIBSNLEA extend its sincere thanks to the Director (HR) BSNL Board and PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO.   <<<Click here for Reminder from GS>>    <<<Click here for letter dated 30.03.2021>>>

22.06.2021 AUAB Meeting was held online on 21.06.2021 Com. S.Sivakumar, GS and Com. Bhagwan Singh Rawat, AGS attended the meeting on behalf of AIBSNLEA. 11 Associations & Unions General Secretaries & CHQ Office bearers have participated in the Meeting and discussed regarding burning issues like Salary, 4G, Land Monitization, actual revival of BSNL etc. The Meeting lasted for 4 Hours. <<<Click here for Minutes >>>
19.06.2021 Shri Arvind Savant ji, Hon'ble MP Lok Sabha writes to Hon'ble PM Sh. Narendra Modi ji regarding revival of BSNL & MTNL.....<<<Click here for letter>>>
19.06.2021 Grant of 5 (five) Advance Increments on the minimum revised E1 IDA Pay Scale of Rs.16400-40500 to the SRD JTOs  & DRs Specially abled  2010 batch, LDCE JAO 2013 batch  DR JAOs of 2015, 2018 batch, DR JTO of 2017 batch  LDCE JAO 2016 batch and LDCE JTOs  of 2016 & 2017 batches.

 

To the Kind attention of all Post 2010 Batch DR/LDCE JTOs & JAOs Batches:

Dear Friends! AIBSNLEA is the only Association continuously taking up the issue of E1+ 5 increments to the post 2010 JTO/JAO DR & LDCE  at different level for quite long time due to non approval  of E2 Scale by the DoT. GS, AIBSNLEA has written to the BSNL Management about this anomaly and explained about huge difference in Pay to the tune of Rs 10000/- between the two sets of Executives recruited after 01.01.2007 onwards which created widespread resentment among the young Executives. The young DR and LDCE JTOs/JAOs  were demoted to a lower Pay scale and placed in E1 scale provisionally.

Due to consist and continuous  efforts of AIBSNLEA , BSNL Board approved the grant of 5(Five) advance increments on the minimum of the revised E1 pay scale of Rs. 16400-40500 to the directly recruited JTOs of 2007 and 2008 batch and directly recruited JAOs in respect of whom result declared in 2010 have been ordered to be fixed at Rs.19020/- and subsequently  BSNL Board approved the same for JAO 2010 LICE batch (both 10% Quota & 40% Quota) i.e., the pay of such JAOS has been fixed in the revised E1 pay scale of Rs. 16400-40500/- by granting one notional increment @ 3% of their existing pay in the feeder grade or at Rs. 19020/- by way of granting five advance increments on the minimum of the revised E1 scale, whichever is higher.

Like that due to continuous persuasion of AIBSNLEA with the BSNL Management, the grant of 5(Five) advance increments on the minimum of the revised E1 pay scale of Rs. 16400-40500 to SRD JTOs 2010 batch and LDCE JAOs 2013 batch has been considered and approved by the MC of the BSNL Board. But the approval of BSNL Board is kept pending for the past so many years due to BSNL Restructuring Plan.

AIBSNLEA brought to the notice of the CMD, BSNL that the initial Pay of DR JTO Specially abled 2010 Batch, DR JAOs of 2015, 2018 Batch, DR JTOs of 2017 Batch, LDCE JAOs of 2016 batch and LDCE JTOs of 2016 & 2017 batch recruited/appointed as per the same Recruitment Rules as of DR JAO 2010 Batch was fixed at Rs.16400/- only and they are deprived from getting of 5 Advance increments; which is clear disparity and serious anomaly among the similarly placed JTOs/JAOs. The difference in basic pay of DR JTO Specially abled 2010 Batch, DR JAOs of 2015, 2018, DR JTOs of 2017, LDCE JAOs 2016 and LDCE JTOs 2016 & 2017 batches become Rs 2620/- (Rs,19020– Rs.16400) comparing to the DR JTOs of 2007 batch, 2008 batch and JAOs of 2010 LDCE batch. If other allowances are added, the real difference in salary today will be around Rs 10,000/-. On implementation of 3rd PRC, the difference will further increase and continue with time due to increase in IDA and annual increment. Further all are facing major losses in the form of career progression (time bound promotion), retirement benefits like E.P.F., Gratuity etc., due to discrimination of the initial basic pay compared to other similarly placed JTO/JAOs. 

AIBSNLEA in it’s letter also mentioned that they will get E-2 Scale as per the time bound EPP after 6 years only since they are placed in Rs.16400- 40500 Scale and they have not touched the next Scale within 4 years (as per the BSNL EPP) due to non grant 5(five) Advance increments. Whereas the earlier 2007&2008 DR JTO batch, 2010 DR JAO and 2010 LDCE batches  have got E2 Scale in 4 years which is the great injustice  and discrimination.

Due to implementation of VRS-2019 in BSNL and sudden outbreak of the present pandemic situation, the immediate propulsion faced by the Executives, especially the younger ones are hard to believe. They have already labeled themselves as silent fighters, who fought not only for their livelihood but also to run the Dreams of Indian Telecommunication amidst the most turbulent condition. Surprisingly, these energetic, educated and committed brigades have continuously been deprived in many spheres relating to their career in BSNL service. The financial difference between their of their senior counterparts due to Pay loss of Rs 10,000/- per month is unimaginable and unfair too.

In view of the foregoing,  AIBSNLEA fervently appeal to the CMD BSNL to kindly intervene in the matter and cause to issue necessary instructions to the Officers concerned to extend E1+5 increments to SRD JTOs 2010 batch, DR JTO Specially abled 2010 Batch, LDCE JAOs 2013 batch, DR JAOs of 2015, 2018 batch, DR JTOs of 2017 Batch, LDCE JAOs 2016 and LDCE JTOs 2016 & 2017 batches so as to increase the morale of the Young Executives.

19.06.2021 GS Writes to Shri P.K. Purwar ji,CMD, BSNL regarding request for grant 5 (five) advance increments on the minimum revised E1 IDA Pay Scale of Rs.16400-40500 to the SRD JTOs & DR Specially abled 2010 batch, LDCE JAOs 2013 batch DR JAOs of 2015, 2018 batch, DR JTO of 2017 batch LDCE JAOs of 2016 batche and LDCE JTOs of 2016 & 2017 batches.<<<Click here for letter>>>

18.06.2021 Department  of Pension, & Pensioners' Welfare issued instructions  regarding Expeditious settlement of family pension cases by banks. <<<Click here for letter>>>

18.06.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding

(i) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Invoice management in the e-Office and ERP systems.<<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Forwarding of applications for Selection/ Deputation purpose <<<Click here for letter>>>

17.06.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding

(i) Merger of Business Areas of erstwhile NCNGN circle in respective BAs of BBNW Circle in ERP system w.e.f. 01.07.2021<<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Updating of pending/ running case in ERP Portal/LIMBS Portal- review and Management thereof<<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) Extention of Discount Scheme &  Incentive scheme for collection closer partners, Channel Partners and BSNL retired employees for defaulters under Basic (including PCOs & VPTs) /WLL and CMTS (Postpaid) services for realization of outstanding dues against closed connections (excluding Government/ Government Departments, others Government enterprises and Leases Lines) from 01.04.201 to 31.03.2022<<<Click here for letter>>>

16.06.2021: MOF, Govt. of India issued  instructions regarding Time-limit for submission of claims for Traveling Allowance (IA) on Retirement -<<<Click here for letter>>>
16.06.2021:BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) India's BSNL future uncertain as it struggles to launch 4G....<<<Click here for detail news>>>

16.06.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding

(i) Provisional seniority list No.9 of SDEs(T) <<<Click here for letter>>

(ii) Consolidation of Business Areas and rationalization of work & delegated Power- Clarification in guidelines  <<<Click here for letter>>

16.06.2021 GS writes to The PGM (Pers.)BSNL Corporate Office regarding request transfer in the cadre of Account Officer from Telangana Circle to ITPC-Hyderabad / NATFM
<<<Click here for letter>>

15.06.2021 GS writes to The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding preparation of JAO Gradation List for JAO 2015 & 2016 Batch-<<<Click here for Reminder letter>>    <<<Click here for letter dated 30.03.2021>>>

15.06.2021 GS, AIBSNLEA once again written (Reminder) to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL and requested for immediate creation of Trust/Fund  for Post Retirement Medical Benefit for BSNL Recruits and releasing the  full pending arrears to the  Trust with effect from 01.01.2007 so as to mitigate the suffering being faced/would be faced  by the BSNL Direct Recruits and their families after VRS, Retirement,  Death etc., and to avoid any resentment and frustration among the BSNL Direct Recruits.

In this regard, GS AIBSNLEA has already written to CMD BSNL on 4.7.2020 and requested CMD, BSNL , Director(HR) and Director(Finance) for the past one year in so many meetings for immediate creation of Trust/Fund  for Post Retirement Medical Benefit for BSNL Recruits and releasing the  full pending arrears to the  Trust with effect from 01.01.2007.But till date no action has been taken in this regard. Hence Reminder has been written by the GS AIBSNLEA to CMD BSNL for immediate action in this regard.

                                             Suggestions of AIBSNLEA

1.   PRMB should be a well defined contribution just like Superannuation Pension fund, EPFO Contribution ,Gratuity Fund etc.,

2.     This 3.3% of PRMB should be made as Defined contribution & Separate BSNL PRMB Trust should be formed otherwise this 3.3% contribution has no meaning & it should not be counted for Superannuation Benefits contribution.

3.     The effective date of creation of the Trust/Fund for Post Retirement Medical Benefit for the Direct Recruits Employees of BSNL must be 01.01.2007 i.e., the date of effect of 2nd PRC recommendations otherwise it will be a gross injustice to the BSNL Direct Recruits. 

<<<Click here for letter>>>      <<<Click here for RTI>>>

15.06.2021  GS, AIBSNLEA once again written (Reminder) to  Shri. Anshu Prakash Ji,Chairman (DCC) & Secretary (T), DoT, Govt. of India regarding request for immediate release of long pending outstanding dues amounting to Rs.29,540/- crore to BSNL 

He insisted the Secretary(T) DOT for the immediate release the Claims Payable to BSNL to the tune of Rs.29,540 Cr  viz., Compensation to BSNL for un-remunerative but Socially desirable Projects ( i.e., for serving in Rural / Tribal/ Naxalite prone/LWE Areas) Compensation for carrying out Govt. Projects, Excess payment of Pension Contribution, Reimbursement of Leave encashment paid to the absorbed employees for the DoT period , Interest on Wi-Max Spectrum etc., which will definitely useful to BSNL for the timely disbursement Salary to the Employees of BSNL for improving its Services during the Pandemic and  Financial Crunch period.

 

Several measures of the Government of India, aimed at compensating BSNL for un-remunerative but Socially desirable Projects have provided the support required for Financial Viability of such operations to a great extent, in a scenario where the opportunities of cross subsidizing its Services have almost disappeared in a hyper competitive urban market. A Major Package of such support was in the form of subsidy for its Rural Operations through various schemes of USO fund. Several Government Projects have also been awarded to BSNL on nomination basis, where BSNL earns a centage for Execution. However, Technical evolutions in Telecom Network Landscape, intensity of competition in Telecom Sector, and inadequacy of Capital resources with BSNL has presented it with twin challenges of supporting a high maintenance Legacy Network on one hand and decreasing demand for its Services, which lag rest of the Industry by a Generation, on the other. BSNL is obliged to continue to provide the Services in Rural Areas which were provided with Capital as well as operational Subsidy under USO Fund  Schemes, even after the period of Subsidy expires, and the Services continue to be Financially non-viable. It is important to note that challenge of Financial viability is not restricted to Wire line Services only. BSNL provides mobile telephone Services also  in Rural and remote locations in Border States and North East Region by incurring huge cost of more than 150 Crore towards IDR Bandwidth and VSAT charges.

Whereas a long term solution in terms of assured access to adequate Capital resources needs to be evolved, continuing the arrangements for funding of viability gap in rural operations needs to be ensured for financial viability of BSNL’s operations and its continued relevance in Indian Telecom Services Segment. BSNL received last support for its rural Wire line operations installed before the introduction of USO funded Schemes, for a period upto July 2013. The Rural Wire line Network Infrastructure and Exchanges continue to be maintained by BSNL regularly, and the existence of this infrastructure has enabled Government in realizing the objectives of providing affordable access to Broadband Services to Rural India, through Bharat Net Work. Whereas the deficit on account of Maintenance of this Infrastructure being borne by BSNL is not only draining its Financial resources, the quantum of loss in its Books of Accounts is also impairing its capacity to raise fresh Capital from Banks and Financial Institutions. As on date BSNL borrowed around Rs.24,000 Cr from Banks.

 

The matter of subsidy for Rural Wire line operation of BSNL has been under constant pursuance with Member(Finance) and Officers of DoT by the GS, AIBSNLEA for the last one year. BSNL Management has also pursuing the issue with the Joint Secretary(Admin), USOF Administrator,  Member Finance and other Officers of DoT time and again through various meetings  but the deficit in Rural Wire line operation for FY 2014-15 to 2019-20 to the tune of Rs.13789 Cr. ( As per the Audited statement of Accounts of BSNL) has not been   reimbursed till date.

 

 

BSNL is facing severe Financial Crisis and not able to pay even Salary in time, for the past 20 months, Electricity Bills, Towers Rent, Vehicle Running Expenses, SAB benefits, Fuel Expenses, Contractual Labour Bills, Payment to Vendors, Telecom Infra Service Providers and Local Cable TV Operators etc. It has caused serious demoralization and frustration among all the concerned. The OPEX, CAPEX, Statutory and other accumulated Liabilities are also pending for more than Rs.12,800 Crore and it is likely to increase in the months to come.

 

BSNL is not able to meet even its fund requirement for monthly salary due to heavy dip in Cash inflow for the past 20 months. Cash flow for the month of Apr’2021 was Rs.1400 Cr. whereas it is reduced to Rs.1000 Cr during May’2021 (i.e 29% decrease) and likely to continue in June’2021 also due to Pandemic situation. But our monthly Operating Expenditure is around Rs.9000Cr.

Further, the gap between monthly revenue and bare expenses to continue operations as a growing concern has reached a level where continuing with BSNL operations could be nearly impossible without immediate infusion of adequate liquidity

 

Matter has been further aggravated by the Second wave of Covid-19 pandemic due to which BSNL has to extend the Pay by date of the bills receivable from its Customers leading to delay in collections. Many of our employees have got infected by the Virus leading to exponential increase in Medical Expenses. Sufficient funds are not available with BSNL to meet its liabilities. Adequate funds for even the salary of June’ 2021 are not expected to be available due to the impact of lockdown and delay in collections. Help from DoT by releasing the above amount would provide the much needed support to BSNL at this stage, especially in view of the present pandemic.

So in the present Scenario, DoT has to release the long pending outstanding dues amounting to Rs.29,540/- Cr to BSNL  so that BSNL can tide over the current acute financial crises and meet its obligations.

Hence the need of the Hour is all the Unions and Associations of BSNL should join together and unitedly fight and demand  DoT for the immediate release of long pending outstanding dues amounting to Rs.29,540/- Cr to BSNL so as to disburse the Salary of BSNL Employees in time and payment of other pending bills by BSNL due to the present pandemic situation . <<<Click here for letter>>>

14.06.2021  GS Writes to Shri. Anshu Prakash Ji,Chairman (DCC) & Secretary (T), DoT, Govt. of India regarding request for immediate release of long pending outstanding dues amounting to Rs.29,540/- crore to BSNL <<<Click here for letter>>>
14.06.2021  GS Writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding  Non-creation of the Trust/Fund for Post Retirement Medical Benefit for the Direct Recruits Employees of BSNL
<<<Click here for letter>>>
11.06.2021BSNL CO issued orders regarding

(i) Transfer of Executive in the grade of Account officer of Finance Stream <<<Click here for letter>>>

10.06.2021 GS writes to The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office regarding request transfer in the cadre of SDE from Maharashtra to Karnataka <<<Click here for letter>>
08.06.2021 DGM(TM), ALTTC GZB writes to CGMTs, BSNL regarding collection of data  for those executives who will not complete training in prescribed time and their increment will be affected.....<<<Click here for letter>>>
08.06.2021 DoP&T issued instructions regarding treatment/regularization of hospitalization /quarantine period during CoViD-19  pandemic........<<<Click here for letter>>>
08.06.2021 AGM (Restructuring), BSNL Co issued instructions regarding Procedure for Disciplinary Proceeding in case of Retired employees under Rule 61 of BSNL CDA rules ....<<<Click here for letter>>>
08.06.2021 GM (Restructuring), BSNL CO issued instructions regarding restructuring of Training Centers in BSNL-migration into Zonal Training Centers and working modalities...<<<Click here for letter>>>
03.06.2021 DO letter of Director(HR), BSNL Board to Circle Heads to monitor the release of terminal benefits to the family of decreased employees within 30 days...<<<Click here for DO letter>>>
03.06.2021  Admin Cell of BSNL CO issued instructions regarding Director (HR) will hold VC on 04.06.2021 with Circles Heads on release of terminal benefits to the family of decreased employees...<<<Click here for letter>>>
02.06.2021  Director(HR), BSNL Board writes to CGMs Telecom Circles regarding updating of leave encashment data in SAP for regulating claim with DoT for reimbursement against DoT period leave for retirees....<<<Click here for letter>>>
31.05.2021  GS Writes to The Director (HR), BSNL Board  for considering the  Representation received from Shri Bagesh Kumar, DM (Bharatnet-I) BSNL CO, HR No. 199803088 for  Deputation to UIDAI, HQ , New Delhi by relaxing in the Provisions for Deputation <<<<Click here for letter>>>

31.05.2021 Congratulations to all the Retiring Comrades!

CHQ AIBSNLEA extend it's Best Wishes to all the Comrades, who are going to retire on 30.05.2021 on Superannuation, We wish for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirement.

Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, may your days be filled with Elation and Triumph.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA and BSNL as well.

CHQ congratulates you all on your Superannuation.

30.05.2021 Training Cell of BSNL CO issued instructions regarding  Postponement of Online EPP Exam Scheduled in June-2021....<<<<Click here for letter>>>
28.05.2021 AGM(ALTTC), Ghaziabad writes to  The General Manager (Training), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi regarding to kindly consider sympathetically the case of postponement of all online EPP exams scheduled in the month of June-2021. ...<<<Click here for letter>>>
28.05.2021 Admin Cell of BSNL Co issued instructions regarding formation of Committee for Health Insurance for BSNL Employees <<<Click here for order>>>

As per the request of AIBSNLEA on 17.5.2021, BSNL Management formed Committee for Health Insurance Scheme. AIBSNLEA CHQ extends its sincere thanks to Director(HR), BSNL Board and Sr.GM(Admin) for immediate action.

28.05.2021 CS & GM(Legal), BSNL CO issued clarification regarding use of incorporation / formation date of BSNL as 15/09/2000 instead of 01.10.2000....<<<Click here for letter>>>   

27.05.2021 GS writes to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL  requesting for consideration of Compassionate Ground Appointment or drawal of the last Salary drawn by the deceased BSNL recruited Official till the Official attain the Age of 60 Years to the dependent family member/Spouse /Nominee of the deceased who lost their life in COVID-19 Pandemic Period

<<<Click here for letter>>

27.05.2021  Health Insurance Scheme (Medical Insurance Policy) to the BSNL Willing employees in addition to the BSNL MRS

Today GS, AIBSNLEA discussed with Shri A.M.Gupta, Sr.GM (Admin) regarding the proposal given by AIBSNLEA on 17.5.2021 for the implementation of Health Insurance Scheme (Medical Insurance Policy) to the willing BSNL Employees in addition to the BSNL MRS. Sr.GM(Admin) appreciated our concern and mentioned that the proposal is under process and submitted to the Competent Authority [Director(HR)] for approval. It is learnt that a Committee may be formed after getting the approval from Director (HR) to negotiate with the different Insurance Companies.

GS AIBSNLEA suggested that if the Committee of the BSNL is functioning as a Facilitator and bargain with the Govt. Insurance Companies like National Insurance Company, New India Assurance Company, Oriental Health Insurance and United India Insurance Company, we will get comparatively lower Premium Rates and the Premium amount can be deducted from the Employees’ Salary and can be remitted to the Insurance Company by the BSNL Management as in the case of GTI Scheme.

Sr.GM(Admin)  positively responded and assured that the Management will implement the Scheme very shortly after getting approval from the Competent Authority.

<<<CLICK HERE FOR LETTER>>>>

25.05.2021 Admin. Cell of BSNL CO issued instructions regarding release of terminals benefits to the family of employees, who died due to CoVID-19 infection or other reasons....<<<Click here for instructions>>>>
21.05.2021 Training  Cell of BSNL CO issued instructions regarding conduction of financial up-gradation examination under executive promotion policy(EPP).........<<<Click here for instructions>>>
20.05.2021 Admin Cell of BSNL CO issued instructions regarding BSNL Covid Fund (BCF) Policy - Policy & Instructions....<<<Click here for instructions>>>
18.05.2021 GS writes to The PGM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding  request transfer in the cadre of SDE <<<Click here for letter>>
18.05.2021 Twitter Campaign on 18.05.2021 @ 12:00 Hrs

Dear Comrades! It has been decided by General Secretaries of Associations and Unions of BSNL to raise our voice against repetitive delay in disbursement of Salary every month.  April ‘2021 Salary has not been paid till 17.05.2021 as such  we should reach out to all the the Government Functionaries by tagging them in the Campaign.

So, a Twitter Campaign will be launched on Tuesday (18.05.2021) @ 12:00 Hrs by BSNL Employees for immediate payment of Salary of April’2021 and it’s regularisation with the following hashtag.

 

Pay_Wages_2_BSNL_FLWs

 

Message: A Number of # BSNL _ eomployees are struggling with Pandemic and are dying .

Please ensure timely payment of Salary

@CMDBSNL

@DoT_ India

@ Secretary_DoT

@NarendraModi

@rsprasad

@ PMO India

All the employees are requested to join hand together for the cause and make the Programme a Grand Success.

17.05.2021 GS writes to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD, BSNL,  requesting provision  of Health Insurance Scheme to the BSNL Willing employees in addition to the BSNL MRS <<<Click here for letter>>
14.05.2021 Pers Cell of BSNL CO issued instructions regarding extension of time lines for processing of e-APAR( through ESS Portal) for year 2020-21 <<<Click here for letter>>

GS AIBSNLEA requested Director(HR) for the extension of date for initiation of APAR for 2020-21 due to COVID-19. Today BSNL Management issued instructions for the extension of Timeline.

AIBSNLEA extend its sincere thanks to Director (HR), BSNL Board,  PGM(Pers) & DGM(Pers).

14.05.2021 GS writes to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding request for Extension of Time line for initiation and submission APAR for the F.Y 20120-21 up to 30.6.2021 due to COVID-19 - <<<Click here for letter>>
13.05.2021 Director(HR), BSNL Board issued instructions regarding release of terminal benefits to the family of employees who died due to COVID-19 infection or other reasons....<<<Click here for letter>>>

12.05.2021 BSNL CO issued orders regarding

(i) Tenure Transfer of AGMs/DEs in Telecom Operation Stream. <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Regarding uploading of signed copy of IPMS Score card with e-APAR (Self-Appraisal) for year 2020-21. <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) Instructions w.r.t. Operation & Maintenance and functioning of Administrative Offices in view of spread of COVID-19 pandemic in India.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iv) Online Transfer (Portal) (OTP). <<<Click here for letter>>>

(v) Implementation of the concept of Demand Resignation in case of unauthorized absence, absconding employees.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

05.05..2021GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar,CMD, BSNL requesting Compassionate Ground Appointment, to one of the dependent family membersof the deceased BSNL Employees who lost their life in COVID-19 pandemic <<<Click here for letter>>>
05.05..2021GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD, BSNL regarding request for extension of Compensation to the bereaved family members of the BSNL employees, who expired due to Covid-19 and Special Insurance Coverage for the BSNL employees who are maintaining essential Telecom Services throughout India against COVID-19 <<<Click here for letter>>>
03.05..2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding Guidelines under BSNLMRS in view of Covid-19 pandemic....<<<Click here for instructions>>>

 *** The Foundation Day of AIBSNLEA on 1st May 2021***

1st May 2021 is the 18th Foundation Day of AIBSNLEA. AIBSNLEA CHQ extends Warm Greetings & Best Wishes to one and all, as well as all the Members & Well Wishers of AIBSNLEA on this Occasion.

 

AIBSNLEA was formally launched on 01.05.2004 merging of 10 DOT Recognized Group-B Officer’s Associations and thus represents in true sense all disciplines of Executives of BSNL i.e., Telecom Engineering, Telecom Finance and Accounts, Civil, Electrical, Arch, Telecom Factory Engg wing,  Personnel Staff (PA/PS/PPS), CSS staff, AD(O/L) and General Disciplines of BSNL.

Let us maintain the same spirit of Unity to achieve more and more Milestones in the days to come. Wish you all a Very Happy Foundation Day of AIBSNLEA.

 

We pledge together to strengthen AIBSNLEA to safeguard the interests of all BSNL Executives and protect BSNL as well.........

AIBSNLEA  Zindabad.!!!.....AIBSNLEA  Zindabad.!!!.....BSNL Zindabad.!!!

 

WISH YOU ALL A  HAPPY  INTERNATIONAL  LABOUR DAY/MAY DAY 2021

 

“Hard work beats Talent when Talent doesn’t work hard”.

 

             CELEBRATE MAY DAY 2021

30.04.2021 Congratulations to all the Retiring Comrades!

CHQ AIBSNLEA extends Best Wishes to all the comrades, who are going to retire on 30.04.2021 on Superannuation, We wish for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirement. 

 

Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, may your days be filled with Elation and Triumph.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA and BSNL as well.

 

CHQ congratulates you all on your Superannuation.

29.04.2021 As per the request of AIBSNLEA CHQ, Director (HR) issued instructions to the Head of the Circles for the sanction of Medical Advance for Covid  treatment in respect of BSNL Employees and submission of consolidated fund requirement . AIBSNLEA CHQ extend its sincere thanks to Director (HR), Director (Finance), Sr.GM (Admin), & Sr. GM (CBB) for the timely action.<<<Click here for letter>>>
28.04.2021 GS AIBSNLEA discussed with Director (HR) regarding:

 

Immediate Release of Emergency Medical Advance Funds to the Circles for the treatment of BSNL Employees and their families affected with Covid-19: GS AIBSNLEA appraised the Director(HR) about the BSNL Employees those who are working at the Field Level, Customer Service Centre and Offices affected by Covid-19 throughout India and taking treatment in Private Hospitals for saving their Lives. But Private Hospitals are demanding Lakhs of Rupees as Advance for treatment. In view of the emergent situation GS AIBSNLEA requested the BSNL Management to Release of Emergency Medical Advance Funds to the Circles for the treatment of BSNL Employees affected with Covid-19.

Director (HR) appreciated our concern and assured that Medical Advance Funds will be released to the Circles on tomorrow 29.4.2021 for the treatment of BSNL Employees and families affected with Covid-19. GS AIBSNLEA extends sincere thanks to the Director (HR).

 

AIBSNLEA also extends its sincere thanks to the BSNL Management  for issuing instructions to the Circles for Free/Special vaccination for BSNL employees, as requested by AIBSNLEA on 5.1.2021.

CLICK HERE for GS AIBSNLEA Letter  to CMD BSNL regarding Free Corona Vaccine to BSNL Employees treating them as Frontline workers

Director (HR), BSNL Board   written DO letter  regarding Covid-19 vaccination for all eligible BSNL employees and their dependents <<<Click here for letter>>>

28.04.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding

(i)  The Director (HR), BSNL Board   written DO letter  regarding Covid-19 vaccination for all eligible BSNL employees and their dependents <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Firming up of OPEX Budget for Cluster outsourcing for L/L and B/B under BE 2021-22 and allotment of funds to BSNL Circles<<<Click here for letter>>>

26.04.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding

(i) Revision of ONT Price / charges recoverable from disconnected subscribers

<<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Payment Process of Electricity bills through Oorja App<<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) Guidelines for registering/creating a Domain/Website for BSNL Services

<<<Click here for letter>>>

(iv) Instructions w.r.t. Operation & Maintenance and functioning of the Administrative offices in view of the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in India.<<<Click here for letter>>>

22.04.2021GS writes to The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office regarding  transfer in the cadre of Accounts officer on Company Cost <<<Click here for letter>>>

22.04.2021 (a) CMD, BSNL   written appreciation DO to Kerala Telecom Circle  regarding Enterprise Business – Gold Unit Performance for FY 2020-2021 (01-04-2020 to 31.03.2021).<<<Click here for letter>>>

(b) CMD, BSNL  written appreciation DO to Haryana Telecom Circle regarding Enterprise Business – Gold Unit Performance for FY 2020-2021 (01-04-2020 to 31.03.2021). <<<Click here for letter>>>

(c) CMD, BSNL  written   appreciation DO to West Bengal Telecom Circle  regarding  Enterprise Business – Gold Unit Performance for FY 2020-2021 (01-04-2020 to 31.03.2021).<<<Click here for letter>>>

16.04.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding

(i) Transfer of officers/officers working in Vigilance wing of the organization

<<<Click here for letter -1>>> <<<Click here for letter -2>>>

(ii) Clarification/ modification in the Policy guidelines dated 02.11.2020 <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) Instructions w.r.t. O&M and functioning of the administrative offices in view of the spread of COVID-19pandemic in India...<<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) Display of SSA Ranking- CM of Feb’21 in CNMC portal....<<<Click here for letter>>>

15.04.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding

(i) Implementation of Online Transfer Portal (OTP) in BSNL <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Transfer & Posting of officer(s) /executive(s) CGM/PGM/GM/ DGM level <<<Click here for letter>>>

AIBSNLEA Wishes

A Happy & Prosperous  

Tamil New Year & VISHU

13.04.2021 <<<Click here for Minutes of the VC meeting of CMD review of annual closing2020-21>>>

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

NAVRATRI, BAISAKHI, GUDI PADWA,

BIHU, UGADI & CHETI CHAND

TO ONE & ALL

13.04.2021 CMD, BSNL has written letter to all CGMs to update the Leave days and Leave Encashment information for all absorbed Official  in SAP <<<Click here for letter>>>

12.04.2021GS writes to The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office regarding request  transfer in the cadre of Junior Accounts office under Rule-9  <<<Click here for letter>>>

09.04.2021Admin Cell of BSNL CO write to DoT, New Delhi regarding request for inclusion of BSNL Employees as frontline worker for CoVid-19 vaccination...<<<Click here for letter>>> 
09.04.2021GS writes to The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office regarding request  transfer in the cadre of SDE <<<Click here for letter>>>
09.04.2021 Director (CM) issued D.O Letter to all CGMs regarding the achievement CM Revenue Target <<<Click here for letter>>>
08.04.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding calling of option for new personal taxation regime of reduced tax rates with no exemptions or deductions or setoff of loss etc. in case of individuals & HUFs as provided u/s 115 BAC of the IT Act, 1961 for A.Y. 2022-23 ...<<<Click here for letter>>>

08.04.2021 View Media Reports:

DoT files affidavit before Supreme Court on AGR payment- Courtesy : Economic Times

08.04.2021 Status of AO to CAO Promotion Case in Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh

AO to CAO 'Status Quo' Case posted for hearing on 06.04.2021 in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh is adjourned to 27.04.2021

08.04.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding

(i) Indtroduction of new Bharat Fiber Broadband plans' Fibre Basic', 'Fibre Value, 'Fibre Premium' and 'Fibre Ultra'  <<<Click here for order>>>

(ii) To waive off installation charges for LL/DSL/ Bharat Fibre/BBoWiFi/ Bharat AirFibre (Voice /Broadband ) connections in all the circles  <<<Click here for order>>>

(iii) Precautionary measures to improve the Quality of Service to FTTH customers

 <<<Click here for order>>>

08.04.2021 GS writes to The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office regarding Representation received from Shri N. C. Arasu, SDE (EB), HR No. 199800438, Dharmapuri (Tamil Nadu Circle) requesting to add his Name, HR.No. and Staff No in the Seniority List .9 of SDEs(T) of vacancy Year 2006-2007 Published on 10th August 2020.<<<Click here for letter>>>

07.04.2021 GS writes to The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office regarding

(i) Request for   transfer in the cadre of AGM <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii)Request for transfer in the cadre of Accounts officer. <<<Click here for letter>>>

07.04.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding

(I) Extension of deputation  of BSNL Executive in DoT LSAs <<<Click here for order>>>

(ii)Consolidation of Business Areas and rationalization of work & delegated power -Clarification in guidelines <<<Click here for order>>>

(iii)Transfer and posting in SDE(Telecom) - <<<Click here for order>>>

06.04.2021 GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD, BSNL, regarding request for Honouring the Time Schedule laid down for the Disbursement of Monthly Salary  <<<Click here for letter>>>

30.03.2021 GS writes to

(i) The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding preparation of JAO Gradation List for JAO 2015 & 2016 Batch- <<<Click here for letter>>>

AIBSNLEA Wishes

A very Happy, Colorful, Safe, Healthy & Prosperous

Holi-2021

to One & All...

26.03.2021 GS writes to The CGM (BW), BSNL Corporate Office regarding request for transfer in the cadre of SDE (Civil)  <<<Click here for letter>>>
25.03.2021 Pers Cell of BSNL CO issued order regarding Transfer and posting in SDE(Telecom) - <<<<Click here for order>>>
25.03.2021 Pers Cell of BSNL CO issued instructions regarding Online Transfer Portal (OTP) - <<<<Click here for order>>>

24.03.2021 GS writes to

(i)The PGM (Pers) regarding request transfers in  the cadre of Accounts Officer <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii)The PGM (BW),BSNL Corporate Office regarding representation received from Shri Janak Raj Sharma, SDE (Civil), BSNL Civil Sub –Division HR No. 199403527 Shimla (HP) Circle requesting cancellation of his transfer. <<<Click here for letter>>>

23.03.2021 GS writes to the PGM (Pers) regarding request transfers in  the cadre of Accounts Officer <<<Click here for letter>>>
23.03.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding Opening of offices on 28th March, 2021 (Sunday). <<<Click here for order>>>

23.03.2021Status of AO to CAO Promotion Case in Hon'ble CAT ChandigarhAO to CAO 'Status Quo' Case is came up for  hearing on 22.03.2021 in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh.

 

As per the request of AIBSNLEA, BSNL Management has filed an MA and deputed the ASG so as to vacate the Status Quo in the case as per the directions of Hon'ble HC of Punjab & Haryana on 28.01.2020. On behalf of BSNL the case was argued by the ASG. The case is posted for final hearing on 06.04.2021.

23.03.2021  GS writes to P. K. Purwar Ji,CMD, BSNL regarding discrepancies in the Seniority List No.9 of SDE (T) published on 10.08.2020<<<Click here for  letter>>>
22.03.2021 GS writes to the PGM (Pers) regarding request transfers in   the cadre of Accounts Officer <<<Click here for  letter>>>
22.03.2021 BSNL CO issued transfer order of executives in the grade of Account Officers of Finance stream...<<<Click here for order>>>

Due to continuous persuasion by AIBSNLEA with the CMD BSNL, Director (HR), Director(Fin) and PGM (Pers), the long awaited transfers in the cadre of Accounts Officer has been issued by BSNL CO, New Delhi.

AIBSNLEA extend its sincere thanks to CMD BSNL, Director (HR), Director (Fin), PGM(Pers), DGM (Pers) and other Officers of Pers. Branch.

However some more request transfers in the cadre of Accounts Officers are pending and it is learnt that the same will be considered after the finalization of Restructuring/Man Power Planning and Accounts Closure. AIBSNLEA continue its efforts for the issuance of pending request transfers.

18.03.2021 Reply given by Hon'ble MOSC&IT Shri SANJAY DHOTRE Ji in RAJYA SABHA today on 'WAGE REVISION FOR BSNL EMPLOYEES'.....<<<<Click here for reply>>>>

18.03.2021 GS writes to CMD BSNL regarding immediate and effective measures to be taken for improving Internet Services in Assam and NE Region....

<<<Click here for GS letter>>>

17.03.2021 Status of AO to CAO Promotion Case in Hon'ble CAT ChandigarhAO to CAO 'Status Quo' Case is posted for next hearing on 19.03.2021 in Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh.

The case was posted for hearing on 09.02.2021 in Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh.  As per the  request of AIBSNLEA, BSNL Management has deputed the Sr. Advocate so as to vacate the Status Quo in the case as per the directions of Hon'ble HC of Punjab & Haryana on 28.01.2020. The Case was came up for hearing through Video Conference but the Court time is over and Adjourned to 19.03.2021 (Friday).

17.03.2021 BSNL CO  issued instructions regarding Policy for  preservation of  documents/ records due to listing of BSNL with Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)... <<<Click here for letter>>>  
15.03.2021 BSNL CO  issued instructions regarding...

(i) Verification of personnel data of Executives in SAP Portal from service book for implementation of e-DPC/CPC through SAP Portal w.e.f 01.04.2021....<<<Click here for letter>>>   <<<Status as on 09.03.2021>>>

(ii) Process to be adopted for settlement of pension dues where a retiree expires prior to filing of Pension Papers -  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) Timely payment of retirement benefits to the retiring employees - <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iv) Verification of personal data of executives in SAP Portal from original records of employees in Online transfer application module (OTAM)-<<<Click here for letter>>>

(v) Review of DPCs in compliance of Hon’ble Supreme Court vide Judgement dated 21.01.2015 and 14.12.2017 in CA No 4389 of 2010 <<<<Click here for letter>>>

10.03.2021 Com.S.Sivakumar GS AIBSNLEA attended, addressed and felicitated the AIRBSNLEWA Tamilnadu Circle 1st Circle Conference held at Hotel Arun, Trichy on 9.3.2021. The following Comrades were elected unanimously as Circle Office bearers. Circle President: Comrade M.Chandarasekaran Circle Secretary : Comrade S.Kamaraj Circle Finance Secretary: Comrade R.Guruprasath . AIBSNLEA CHQ whole heartedly congratulate the newly elected Circle Office bearers.
03.03.2021GS writes to Shri Pramod Chandra Mody,Chairman, CBDT  regarding Notice under Section 154 of Income Tax Act, 1961 received by many BSNL Retirees/ Govt. Pensioners from Income Tax Department in respect of  Taxation on Govt. Service period Leave Encashment. <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

02.03.2021: Meeting with Shri R.K. Goyal, PGM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office.

GS AIBSNLEA and AGS met PGM (Pers.) and discussed  regarding:

 

1) Restructuring and Manpower Planning- We have presented our views, suggestions and justifications regarding the Manpower positions in respect of DGM(T), AGM/DE and DGM(F), AGM/CAO in  Circle Offices, Corporate Office, BAs and Operational Areas in Restructuring of BSNL in detail to the PGM (Pers.), and handed over AIBSNLEA Suggestions and views in this regard vide our Letter dated 19.02.2021 which we have already submitted to all the Directors and the CMD BSNL and discussed also. After detailed discussion & patient hearing, PGM (Pers.) mentioned that he has already gone through our letter dated 19.02.2021 and it is discussed in the Committee meeting and assured that all the legitimate & justified suggestions of AIBSNLEA will be considered.

2) Promotion through LDCE- 33% quota from JTO(T) to SDE(T): We requested PGM (Pers.) for the immediate issuance of Notification for conduct of LDCE under 33% quota as per SDE(T) RR from the Vacancy Year 2011-12 onwards for the promotion in the Grade of JTO(T) to SDE(T) since SDE(T) promotion from JTO(T) under SCF 67% quota is under consideration before the Management. We have brought to the notice of PGM (Pers.) that as per SDE(T) RR, LDCE is to be conducted every year in a time bound manner, but it is a matter of deep concern that LDCEs were conducted only three times (2007, 2012 & 2015) during the span of 20 years since the formation of BSNL i.e. 01.10.2000. The last LDCE  was conducted only in 2015 i.e. for the Vacancy Year 2010-11, for which the promotion orders were issued only in June, 2018 after a huge gap of 3 years along with promotion orders of SCF quota. 

PGM (Pers.) after patient hearing, mentioned that the LDCE issue is under consideration & discussed with the Higher Authorities also and assured that after getting necessary opinion and  clarifications, Notification will be issued for LDCE quota also. We impressed upon and pressuring that the LDCE should be conducted simultaneously to the SCF for the same vacancy year to offer the chance to the Young eligible Executives but before the proposed Restructuring. We have handed over the letter addressed to CMD BSNL in this regard. <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

3) Immediate conduction of LICE- 33% quota from Asstt. Manager (Assistants) to Dy. Manager (SO)/ Private Secretaries of BSNL CO (CSS Cadre) from the Vacancy Year 2015 onwards: We appraised PGM (Pers.) that the LICE 33% quota  has not been conducted for the Asstt. Manager to Dy. Manager (CSS Cadre)/Private Secretaries of BSNL CO promotion for a quite long time (i.e from 2015 Vacancy Year onwards), whereas SCF 67% quota Promotions are regularly being done up to the vacancy year 2019. Such discrimination and voilation of RR provisions is not acceptable where young & telented eligible executives are deprived from their legitimate rights which has been provided to them through RRs amendments.

 

We further appraised that as per the provisions in Recruitment Rules (Issue No. 8) of Section Officers (now Deputy Manager)/ Private Secretaries of BSNL Corporate Office of CSS Cadre, and amendments issued on 19.09.2012, that the 67% posts are to be filled up through Seniority cum Fitness (SCF) quota and the remaining 33% posts through LICE from amongst the eligible Asstt. Managers (Assistants) of CSS Cadre in  CO BSNL. 

 

AIBSNLEA demanded immediate issuance of Notification for conduction of LICE- 33% quota from Asstt. Manager to Dy. Manager (CSS Cadre)/Private Secretaries of BSNL CO from the Vacancy Year 2015 onwards.

 

After patient hearing & detailed discussion, PGM (Pers.) mentioned that some issues are to be clarified before giving clearance for LICE Notification and assured that the same will be sorted out shortly. We demanded that Notification should be issued before the Restructuring and any reduction in the Posts of DMs after Manpower Planning/Restructuring in BSNL. We have handed over the letter addressed to CMD BSNL in this regard. <<Click here for letter>>

AIBSNLEA CHQ office bearers already met the CMD BSNL, all the Directors of BSNL Board and all the Committee Members constituted for finalization of Restructuring and Manpower planning in BSNL and submitted our views and suggestions with detailed justifications regarding Restructuring and Manpower Planning in BSNL.

02.03.2021: 6th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA  BIHAR Circle The 6th Circle  Conference of AIBSNLEA  Bihar Circle was held Virtually on 28th  February 2021 (Sunday) under the Presidentship of Com. Ranjit Nandan, President AIBSNLEA Bihar Circle.

General Secretary, AIBSNLEA Com. S. Sivakumar participated through Online and addressed the Conference.

The Circle Secretary Com. Anand Kumar welcomed one and all and submitted the Circle Secretary’s Report. In his report he mentioned the burning HR issues, viz., Regular Promotions, E1+5 increments, SAB benefits etc., and the Financial Viability of BSNL. 

Our beloved General Secretary Com. S. Sivakumar delivered a detailed speech regarding the Current Financial Status of BSNL as well as the pending HR issues:

a) Immediate payment of Compensation to BSNL by the DoT for serving in Rural/ Tribal/Naxalite prone Areas, Compensation for carrying out Govt. Projects, Excess payment of Pension Contribution, Reimbursement of Leave Encashment paid to the absorbed employees for DoT period, Interest on surrendered Wi-Max, CDMA Spectrum etc., to the tune of around Rs.30,000- Cr

b)  Immediate allotment of 4G Spectrum to BSNL as already assured  by the Union Cabinet on 23.10.2019.

c)  Immediate of grant of permission by the Govt. of India to BSNL to upgrade about 49300 - 2G & 3G BTS sites of BSNL to provide 4G Services by BSNL.

d)  To pay compensation to BSNL @ Rs.5000 Crores per annum for not allocating 4G Spectrum in time as assured.

e)  Deterioration in Quality of Service and more fault rates due to Cluster Tender and Outsourcing of Works/Massive retrenchment of Contract Workers.

f)  Timely payment of Salary to the Staff of BSNL  i.e ., on the last day of the month

He also explained about the Status of Court cases/various pending HR issues taken by the AIBSNLEA CHQ with the Management:

1.  Discrepancies in the SDE(T) Seniority List. 9 issued on 10.08.2020- AIBSNLEA Stand thereon.

2.  Restructuring: AIBSNLEA Suggestions and Justifications regarding provisioning of the Posts of DGM(Eng) & AGM/DEs and DGM(Fin), AGM/CAOs in the Circle Offices, Corporate Office, BAs and Operational Areas after Restructuring.

3.  Regular Promotions in all the Cadres in all the Streams. We strongly oppose any Look-After arrangement instead of Regular Promotions.

4.   Promotions through LDCE/LICE 33% quota from JTO(T) to SDE and AM to DM/PS grade in CSS Cadre.

5.   Status of CPSU CH and the Stand of AIBSNLEA in this regard.

6.  Standard Pay Scale of E2 and E3 replacing E1A and E2A for all Post 2007 DR/LICE JTOs/JAOs and for the future DRs

7.   E1+5 increments for post  2010 DR/LICE JTOs/JAOs.

8.  Full 30% SAB i.e. remaining 5% Contribution of Superannuation Benefit as realistic contribution.

9.   Pay Anomaly issue/Loss to Young DR/ LICE JTOs/JAOs for getting Rs.22820/-

10.  Formation of Trust/Fund for PRMB (Post Retired Medical Benefits) for BSNL Recruits.

11.  Pension Contribution on Actual Basic Pay instead of Maximum of the Pay Scale.

12.  Scrapping of MTRR etc.

He informed the House that due to consistent efforts of AIBNLEA and the convincing power of CHQ Leadership, Promotion orders for about 13,000 Executives were issued for various disciplines. He assured that AIBSNLEA will always safe guard the interests of the Executives.

He further mentioned that the need of the hour is to form Joint Forum of Associations for better bargaining with the Management. He has made it clear that AIBSNLEA will keep its separate identity and continue to work hard to face the challenges and make BSNL viable & Profitable in the years to come. 

GS assured that  AIBSNLEA will safe guard the interests of the Executives and fight for the Genuine and Legitimate demands and rights of the Executives and requested the New Circle Team of Youngsters to conduct Extensive visits throughout the Circle and conduct General body meetings in all the Districts and enrol  more numbers of Young Executives to our fold and give them responsibility and strengthen our Great AIBSNLEA.

An interective session was conducted during the Conference and GS answered all the querries raised by the members to their satisfaction.

The House has unanimously elected the New Circle Team from amongst the Youngsters and DRs. The following members have been elected as CP, CS & Circle FS for the Next Term of 3 years (2021-2024).

President:               Com. Ranjit Nandan, EE (Civil) Gaya

Circle Secretary:     Com. Anand Kumar  AO, Circle Office Patna

Finance Secretary:  Com. Binay Kumar AO,  Patna TD

The 6th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA Bihar Circle came to an end with the vote of thanks by Com. Purushottam Harsh, the newly elected ACS Bihar Circle.

01.03.2021 BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) 4G tender delay: BSNL seeks concessions on domestic vendor clause....<<<<Click here for detail news>>>>

01.03.2021 Meeting with Ms.Samita Luthra, GM(Rectt.), BSNL Corporate Office.

GS AIBSNLEA and AGS met GM(Rectt.)and discussed  regarding:

 

1)Immediate conduction of LDCE- 33% quota from JTO(T) to SDE(T): We requested GM(Rectt..) for the immediate issuance of Notification for conduct of LDCE under 33% quota as per SDE(T) RR from the Vacancy Year 2011-12 onwards for the promotion in the Grade of JTO(T) to SDE(T). We have brought to the notice of GM(Rectt.) that as per SDE(T) RR, LDCE is to be conducted every year in a time bound manner. But it is a matter of deep concern that LDCEs were conducted only three times (2007, 2012 & 2015) during the span of 20 years since BSNL formation. The last LDCE exam was conducted only in 2015 i.e. for the Vacancy Year 2010-11, for which the promotion orders were issued only in June, 2018 after a lapse of 3 years along with promotion orders of SCF quota. After patient hearing GM(Rectt.) mentioned that the file is under process and assured that after getting Legal Opinion, the Notification will be issued. We have handed over the letter addressed to CMD  in this regard. <<<<Click here for letter>>>>

 

2) Immediate conduction of LICE- 33% quota from Asstt. Manager to Dy. Manager (CSS Cadre) / Private Secretaries of BSNL CO from the Vacancy Year 2015 onwards : We requested GM(Rectt.) for the immediate issuance of Notification for conduct of LICE- 33% quota from Asstt. Manager to Dy. Manager (CSS Cadre)/Private Secretaries of BSNL CO from the Vacancy Year 2015 onwards. In this regard we brought to the notice of GM(Rectt.) that LICE -33% quota in the Grade of Dy. Manager, (CSS Cadre) has not been conducted for a quite long time (i.e from 2015 Vacancy Year onwards) for the promotion to Dy. Manager (DM), the then Section Officers (SO) from amongst the eligible Executives of Asstt. Manager (Assistants) of CSS Cadre whereas the vacancies under SCF (seniority cum fitness) quota i.e. 67% have been filled-up regularly up to the vacancy year 2019.

 

We further appraised that as per the provisions in Recruitment Rules (Issue No. 8) of Section Officers (now Deputy Manager)/ Private Secretaries of BSNL Corporate Office of CSS Cadre, and amendments issued on 19.9.2012, 67% posts are to be filled up through Seniority cum Fitness quota and the remaining 33% posts through LICE from amongst the eligible Assistants of CSS Cadre, now Asstt. Manager in  CO BSNL. After detailed discussion, GM(Rectt.) mentioned that Nodal Branch has not sent the proposal till date and after the receipt the same it will be considered by the Recruitment Branch. We have handed over the letter addressed to CMD  in this regard. <<Click here for letter>>

 

3) Restructuring and Manpower Planning- We have presented our views, suggestions and justifications regarding the Manpower positions in Restructuring of BSNL in detail to the GM(Rectt..), who is also the one of the High Power Committee Member of Restructuring and Man Power Planning   and handed over AIBSNLEA Suggestions and views in this regard vide Letter dated 19.2.2021. After detailed discussion & patient hearing, GM(Rectt.) appreciated our concern and assured  that the suggestion of AIBSNLEA will be discussed and considered in the High Power Committee Meeting .

Dear Comrades,

Due to sudden increase in Covid-19 cases in the country specifically in Kerala where CWC of AIBSNLEA is scheduled to be conducted from 6th to 7th March 2021, life threat may be there on visiting the Kerala for attending the proposed CWC meeting at Trivandrum.

Some State Govt. issued guidelines that Mandatory RT-PCR Negative report has to be submitted by the Passengers from Kerala when they are entering the State.  In view of the foregoing situation and after having discussions with the number of Circle Secretaries and CHQ office bearers it is decided by the CHQ to defer the CWC meeting. It may be rescheduled in the last week of May 2021 at the same venue. Final dates will be communicated in due course of time.

24.02.2021 CWC News:  It is reiterated that AIBSNLEA  Kerala Circle formed various Committees in connection with Central Working Committee of AIBSNLEA scheduled to be held on 6th and 7th March 2021 at Trivandrum, Kerala. All the Circle Secretaries are requested to furnish the Name & number of participants, Arrival, Departure, food preference etc., in the below mentioned format and send to mail id of Com. V. Shaji, Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA Kerala Circle "jaiaibsnlea@gmail.com" .

 

1

Total No of Participants

 

2

Name of Participant

 

3

Post Held in AIBSNLEA

 

4

Designation

 

5

Contact Number

 

6

Date of Arrival & Mode of Travel

 

7

Date of Departure & Mode of Travel

 

8

Food Preference (Veg/Non-Veg)

 

 

<<<<Click here for the Format of Circle Secretary's Report to  be submitted in the  CWC Trivandrum>>>>>

For any further clarification, please contact Com. V. Shaji, CS Kerala (9446450450) and other Committee members as detailed below:

 Reception & Accommodation Committee    Accommodation & Food Committee 
No Name Designation Mob No   No Name Designation Mob No
1 Com. Binu R SDE & DS TVM BA 9447215055   1 Com. Roshan Kumar AO 9447555300
2 Com. Sreejith JTO & DS CO Kerala 9422455156   2 Com. Praveen Kumar AO 9847273142
3 Com. Suresh Kumar AO 9447117677   3 Com. Madhu Pavithran AO 9400390009
4 Com. Uaya kumar AGM (VRS) 9447121314   4 Com. Anil kumar JTO 9447577577

23.02.2021 Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board:-

GS AIBSNLEA, AGS (HQ), AGS (Fin) and CHQ-Auditor met Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) BSNL Board and discussed  regarding:

 

1) Restructuring and Manpower Planning- We have presented our views, suggestions and justifications to the Director (HR) about the Manpower positions in Restructuring of BSNL in detail and handed over AIBSNLEA Suggestions and views vide Letter dated 19.2.2021. After detailed discussion & patient hearing, Director (HR) appreciated our concern and mentioned that the High Power Committee constituted for the purpose will take care of all the suggestions and justified posts for all the Cadres will be provisioned in all the Op offices, BAs, Circles etc. Dir (HR) also mentioned that before taking any final view, the restructuring plan will also be discussed with the Association and all justified suggestions will be well taken.

2) Provisional Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T): We have reiterated Director (HR) about the discrepancies in the Provisional Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T) issued by the Pers. branch on 10.08.2020. We have presented our views before the Director (HR) and told that we have already given a letter regarding the discrepancies, wherein we have categorically mentioned that the Provisional Seniority List No. 9 is not prepared purely on the basis of the date of joining in accordance with the judgment pronounced by Hon’ble Supreme Court, and Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh but it is prepared on the basis of Date of Joining within the Vacancy Year. Any RR amendment is applicable from that date (that is Prospective in nature) but not on retrospectively i.e., w.e.f. 28.08.2015 only. 

Director (HR) after patient hearing, assured to look into the matter and remove all the discrepancies.

3) Non-consideration of request transfers of Accounts Personnel since long: We brought to the kind notice of Director (HR) that request transfers in respect of Accounts Personnel has not been considered for the past 8 months in the name of Restructuring etc.,  whereas the same are being considered in all other cadres. We explained about the problems being faced by the Accounts Personnel without their family in other Circles for more than 3 years even during Corona period and requested him to consider the cases on Humanitarian grounds and issue necessary instructions for the issuance of transfer orders. Director (HR) assured to look into and consider the transfer cases shortly.

23.02.2021 Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL Board

GS AIBSNLEA alongwith CHQ Office bearers had a  detailed discussion  with Director (Fin) and she mentioned that the monthly revenue is going down during Jan & Feb 2021, and this is the last Quarter of the current Financial Year, I am sure that you all are working very efficiently but we should take more efforts to increase and realization of BSNL’s revenue in the current financial year itself.  We discussed regarding- 

1) Restructuring and Manpower Planning: GS AIBSNLEA handed over AIBSNLEA Suggestions and views vide Letter dated 19.02.2021 to the Director (Fin) and presented the views, suggestions and justifications to the Director (Fin) regarding the Manpower positions of Financial Personnel- AO, CAO, DGM(F) in various Operational offices, BAs, Circle Offices & Corporate Office in Restructuring of BSNL. After detailed discussion, Director (Fin) appreciated our concern and mentioned that the suggestions & justification of AIBSNLEA will be well taken and justified posts will be well provisioned in all the Op offices, BAs, Circles etc.,

2) Consideration of request transfers of Accounts Personnel: We requested Director (Fin) for early consideration of the request transfers in respect of Accounts Personnel since they are waiting for the past 8 months in the name of Restructuring etc., whereas request transfers are considering in all other cadres during this period. We explained about the problems being faced by them without their family in other Circles for more than 3 years due to Covid-19 and requested her to consider the request transfer cases on Humanitarian grounds for issuance of transfer orders. After detailed discussion and patient hearing, Madam Director (Fin) agreed to consider the transfer cases shortly.

3) Claims Receivable from DoT: We brought to the notice of the Director (Finance) that AIBSNLEA has written so many letters to the Secretary (T) and continuously meeting & pursuing with Secretary (T), AS (T) & Member (F), DoT for the immediate release of Claims Receivable from DoT to BSNL to the tune of Rs.28,800 Cr towards Compensation to BSNL for serving in Rural/ Tribal/Naxalite prone Areas, Compensation for carrying out Govt. Projects, Excess payment of Pension Contribution, Reimbursement of Leave Encashment paid to the absorbed employees for the DoT period, Interest on surrendered Wi-Max Spectrum etc., Director (Fin) appreciated our concern and mentioned that BSNL Management also continuously pursuing with DoT and furnishing all the Documents and Data in this regard to DoT for the release of the claim.

We further brought to the attention of Director (Fin) Madam that BSNL has submitted the Claim to DoT to the tune of Rs 2998 Cr towards the Reimbursement of Leave Encashment against DoT period only in respect of Absorbed Employees gone on VRS, whereas the actual Leave Encashment to be receivable from DoT for DoT period in respect of Absorbed Employees retired from 01.10.2000 onwards may be to the tune of Rs.20,000 Cr approximately. Director (Fin) mentioned that the Actual amount has to be worked out from the Service Book Data/Leave Encashment Sanction Memos/the data to be collected from CCA offices etc., and our Accounts Personnel must take this matter on priority & present the claims with documentary evidence before the Management so as to submit the claim to DoT for reimbursement of the same with proper calculation, documentary proof & evidence, since at present we are having the data only from the date of Migration to ERP.

 

Director (Fin) requested that each and every employee should work hard to increase our day to day collection/Revenue and follow the Austerity measures instructions issued by BSNL CO scrupulously to control over the Expenditure. We assure Director (Fin) that AIBSNLEA is always on the forefront for the survival & betterment of BSNL. We also requested the Director (Fin) to consider the Promotions in CAO & DGM(F) Cadres so as to boost the morale of the Youngsters and  the experience of the Sr. Accounts Executives in BSNL  may be utilized for the benefit of the Company.

23.02.2021 Meeting with CMD BSNL & Board of Directors:

Today GS AIBSNLEA, AGS (HQ), AGS (Fin) and CHQ-Auditor met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL and discussed  as detailed below:

At the outset, we have informed the CMD BSNL that AIBSNLEA is going to hold its Central Working Committee (CWC) Meeting in Kerala on 6th and 7th of March, 2021 at Trivandrum. We invited CMD to participate in the Open Session of CWC Trivandrum as “Chief Guest” and to address the gathering under the Caption of “Revival & Survival of BSNL” on 6th March, 2021 (Saturday). CMD BSNL convey his Best Wishes for the CWC Meet and mentioned that despite of his busy schedule, he assured that he will definitely try to come and attend the CWC Meeting Open Session on 6th March and will deliver his message to the BSNL employees to work hard for the  Revival & Survival of BSNL in the current cut throat competition in the Telecom Sector.

 

2) Restructuring/ Manpower Planning : We had a detailed discussion with CMD regarding Restructuring/ Manpower Plan and handed over AIBSNLEA Suggestions and views vide Letter dated 19.2.2021 along with details & full justification in respect of different cadres/posts to be provisioned (i.e., the sufficient numbers of Executives) in Operational Area Offices, BAs, Circle Offices & Corporate Office and requested to intervene in the matter since the justified number of Posts  have not been provided by the Restructuring Cell in the proposed Manpower Planning/Restructuring Organisational Chart. CMD BSNL assured to look into our suggestions before finalization of the same.

(i) Justification for Posting of CAO & DGM (Fin)/IFA <<<Click here for letter>>>  <<Annexure-I & II>>

(ii) Justification for Provision of AGM & DGM (Engg.) <<Click here for letter>>

 

3) Consideration of Regular Promotions in all the Cadres: We requested CMD for the consideration and immediate issuance of Promotion orders in all the Disciplines/Cadres by giving one time relaxation in the Qualifying Service, wherever required for those who are drawing Higher Scales, to manage the acute shortage in the Field Units as well as in the Administrative Offices of BSNL so as to maintain the vast Telecom Network, OFC, Telephone Exchanges etc., in an efficient manner instead of Look-After arrangement. After patient hearing CMD BSNL mentioned that Management is planning to consider the Promotions in all the Cadres after the finalisation of Restructuring/ Manpower Planning shortly.

 

4. Non remittance of SAB recovered from monthly Salary of  Apr’ 2020 to Dec’ 2020: We brought to the notice of CMD that SAB Benefits in respect of DRs of BSNL recovered from the monthly Salary of Apr’2020 to Dec’2020 has not been remitted to the Concern Authorities, resulting in non receipt of Pensionery benefits by the Retired Officials. CMD mentioned that due to heavy financial crunch and  dip in revenue, the amount has not been remitted. However he assured to look in to the matter.

 

5. Discrimination in consideration of request transfers of Accounts Personnel: We brought to the kind attention of CMD that request transfers in respect of Accounts Personnel has not been considered  by the Management for the past 8 months in the name of Restructuring,  whereas request transfers have been considered in all other cadres. We also explained CMD BSNL about the problems being faced by the Accounts Personnel without family in other Circles for more than 3 years due to Covid-19 and requested him to consider the cases on Humanitarian grounds and issue necessary instructions to the concerned Authorities for issuance of transfer orders. CMD after patient hearing advised us to discuss the issue with Director (Fin)/Director (HR) and also assured to looked into.

 

6. Free Corona Vaccine to BSNL Employees treating them as Frontline workers:  CMD BSNL mentioned that as per the request of AIBSNLEA Letter dated 5.1.2021 and discussion on 8.1.2021, he has already taken up the issue with the Secretary(T) in the the interest of BSNL Employees. He further assured that he will take up the issue with the Secretary (H&FW) through Secretary (T). 

 

7.Compensation and Financial Assistance to the family members of deceased BSNL Employees due to Covid-19: We requested CMD BSNL to consider the Compensation and Financial Assistance to the family members of deceased BSNL Employees due to Covid-19 since AIBSNLEA is requesting the BSNL Management for the past 7 months to consider the same on Humanitarian Grounds. CMD BSNL mentioned that the proposal was discussed in the BSNL Board Meeting in length but not considered due to heavy financial crunch.

 

We further met Director (HR), Director (CFA), Director (CM), Director (EB) and Director (Fin) and invited them to participate in the Open Session of CWC meeting to be held at Trivandrum (Kerala) as Guest of Honours. All the Directors have accepted our invitation & conveyed their Best Wishes and assured that if physical presence (due to Corona as well as their busy schedule) is not possible they will address the CWC  through Online.

 

We handed over  AIBSNLEA suggestions and views regarding Restructuring Plan vide Letter dated 19.2.2021 to all the Board of Directors and requested them to consider our suggestions while it is coming for discussion and approval in the M.C. and BSNL Board Meeting .

22.02.2021 CWC News:  <<<<<<Click here for Circle Secretary Report Format to  be submitted in the  CWC of AIBSNLEA held from 6th to 7th of March 2021  at  HOTEL PRASANTH, PMG Junction, Kerala >>>>>>

AIBSNLEA  Kerala Circle formed various Committees in connection with Central Working Committee of AIBSNLEA scheduled to be held on 6th and 7th March 2021 at Trivandrum, Kerala. All the Circle Secretaries are requested to furnish the Name & number of participants, Arrival, Departure, food preference etc., in the below mentioned format and send to mail id of Com. V. Shaji, Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA Kerala Circle "jaiaibsnlea@gmail.com" .

 

1

Total No of Participants

 

2

Name of Participant

 

3

Post Held in AIBSNLEA

 

4

Designation

 

5

Contact Number

 

6

Date of Arrival & Mode of Travel

 

7

Date of Departure & Mode of Travel

 

8

Food Preference (Veg/Non-Veg)

 

For any further clarification, please contact Com. V. Shaji, CS Kerala (9446450450) and other Committee members as detailed below: 

      1.     Reception & Accommodation Committee

 

No

Name

Designation

Mob No

1

Com. Binu R

SDE & DS TVM BA

9447215055

2

Com. Sreejith

JTO & DS CO Kerala

9422455156

3

Com. Suresh Kumar

AO

9447117677

4

Com. Udaya kumar

AGM (VRS)

9447121314

 

           2.     Accommodation & Food Committee 

 

No

Name

Designation

Mob No

1

Com. Roshan Kumar

AO

9447555300

2

Com. Praveen Kumar

AO

9847273142

3

Com. Madhu Pavithran

AO

9400390009

4

Com. Anil kumar

JTO

9447577577

20.02.2021 SPECIAL GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLEA  TAMILNADU CIRCLE: SPECIAL GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLEA  TAMILNADU CIRCLE: The Special General Body Meeting of AIBSNLEA  Tamilnadu Circle was held at Tuticorin on 14th  February 2021(Sunday). It was well organized with a mammoth gathering.

General Secretary, AIBSNLEA Com. S. Sivakumar participated and addressed the gathering.

The meeting was presided over by Com I. Saravanan, C.P. The proceedings commenced at 10.30 hrs with invocation. Com S.AnandCircle Secretary welcomed the GS, CWC Members,  all the Circle Office Bearers, District Presidents, District Secretaries and Sister Unions and Association Leaders.

During the meeting, our G.S. and the Circle Officer Bearers, District Secretaries,  Retired  Office bearers and Sister union representatives were honored with shawl. Ex.CWC Member and Senior Comrade Chandrasekar, Madurai, delivered inaugural address. He appreciated the functioning of CHQ especially our GS for taking up all the issues including Viability of BSNL and writing letters continuously to the Management and DoT and  pursuing the issues effectively. Sister Union Leaders from BSNLEU and NFTE felicitated the Special GB Meeting.

Our beloved General Secretary Com. S. Sivakumar delivered a detailed speech regarding the current Financial status of BSNL and pending issues

a. Immediate allotment of 4G Spectrum to BSNL as already assured  by the Union Cabinet on 23.10.2019 and immediate permission of the Govt. of India to upgrade about 49300- 2G & 3G BTS sites to provide 4G Services by BSNL

b. To pay compensation to BSNL @ Rs.5000 Crores per annum for not allocating 4G Spectrum in time as assured

c. Timely payment of Salary to the Staff of BSNL i.e ., on the last day of the month

d. Immediate Regular Promotion in all the Cadre

e. Immediate payment of Compensation to BSNL for serving in Rural/ Tribal/Naxalite prone Areas, Compensation for carrying out Govt. Projects, Excess payment of Pension Contribution, Reimbursement of Leave Encashment paid to the absorbed employees for the DoT period, Interest on surrendered Wi-Max Spectrum etc., to the tune of Rs.30,000- Cr

 f. Deterioration in Quality of Service and more fault rates due to Cluster Tender and Outsourcing of Works/Massive retrenchment of Contract Workers.

He also explained about the Status of Court cases/various pending HR issues taken by the AIBSNLEA CHQ with the Management:

1.Standard Pay Scale of E2 and E3 replacing E1A and E2A for all Post 2007 DR/LICE JTOs/JAOs and for the future DRs

2.E1+5 increments for post  2010 DR/LICE JTOs/JAOs.

3.AIBSNLEA Suggestions and Justification regarding Posting of DGM(Eng)/DGM(Fin), AGM/CAOs in the BAs and Operational Areas after Restructuring.

4. Regular Promotions in all the Cadres in all the Streams and Career Progression up to the level of GM/ CGM/ Director and the Status of CPSU CH and AIBSNLEA stand in this regard. We strongly oppose any Look-After arrangement instead of Regular Promotions.

5. Full 30% SAB i.e. remaining 5% Contribution of Superannuation Benefit as realistic contribution.

6. Pay Anomaly issue/Loss to Young DR/ LICE JTOs/JAOs for getting Rs.22820/-

7. E1+5 increments for post 2010 DR/LICE JTOs/JAOs

8. EPF full Pension

9. Formation of Trust/Fund for PRMB (Post Retired Medical Benefits) for BSNL Recruits.

10. Pension Contribution on Actual Basic Pay instead of Maximum of the Pay Scale.

11. Scrapping of MTRR.

12. Discrepancies in the SDE(T) Seniority List.9 issued on 10.8.2020- AIBSNLEA Stand.

13. Payment of medical bills for both Serving &Retired Executives.   

He informed the House that due to consistent efforts of AIBNLEA only, 13,000 Promotion orders were issued for various disciplines and assured that AIBSNLEA will always safe guard the interests of the Executives.

21 He further mentioned that the need of the hour is to form Joint Forum of Associations for better bargaining with the Management. He has made it clear that AIBSNLEA will keep its separate identity and continue to work hard to face the challenges and make BSNL viable & Profitable in the years to come. 

     He assured that  AIBSNLEA will safe guard the interests of the Executives and fight for the Genuine and Legitimate demands and rights of the Executives and requested the new Circle Team of Youngsters to conduct Extensive tour throughout Tamilnadu and conduct General body meetings in all the Districts and enrol more number of Young Executives to our fold and strengthen out Great AIBSNLEA.

    The following resolutions were unanimously adopted in the Special G.B Meeting.

1.  Allocation of 4G Spectrum in time as assured by Govt has to be insisted.

2.  To pay compensation to BSNL @ Rs.5000 Crores per annum for not allocating 4G Spectrum in time as assured.

3.  Payment of  Salary to the Staff of BSNL  has to be assured at the  last day of the month without fail.

4.  To request in the CWC Meeting at Trivandrum for allotting Venue to  Tamilnadu for conducting All India Conference .

5.  Urged the (AUAB)  to organise Agitation Programme for the settlement of  long pending Financial Viablitiy issues and timely payment of Salary.

A Delicious Lunch was provided in the Afternoon.

The meeting  concluded with the Vote of Thanks by  Com.Dhanasekar

C. F.S.  TN Circle.

Before the commencement the meeting, Press Meet was held. Our General Secretary  Com. S. Sivakumar  had given a detailed note about the current financial status of BSNL and pending demands of AUAB and replied  the queries of the Press and Media Persons. 

Wide coverage was given in the leading News papers, Local newspapers and Media in the next day

Elaborate and Excellent arrangements were made by the Tuticorin District Office bearers and Comrades Rajan, Sermadurai and Sornaraj

<<<Click here for Glimpses>>>

19.02.2021 GS writes to

(1) The PGM (Pers.),BSNL Corporate Office regarding

(a) Request for transfer in the cadre of JAO on “Own Cost” from Himachal Pradesh Circle to Haryana Circle

(b) Request for transfer in the cadre of JAO on “Own Cost” from NETF  to Assam Circle

(c) - Implementation of Assured Carrier Progression Scheme

(d) Representation received from Shri Rajesh Vishwakarma, AO HR No. 200402511, Jharkhand Circle regarding restoration of inter- se- seniority amongst regularly promoted Accounts officers <<Click here for letter>>

(2) The Sr. GM General Manager (Estt.) BSNL Corporate Office regarding Request for Counting of Training period for the purpose of drawal increment in JE Cadre – Case of Shri R.Ramanan, JE, BSNL,TN Circle <<Click here for letter>>

18.02.2021 GS writes to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding Consolidation of Business Areas and Rationalization of Work after Restructuring in BSNL- Justification for Posting of CAO & DGM (Fin)/IFA  <<Click here for letter>>  <<Annexure-I & II>>
18.02.2021 GS writes to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding consolidation of Business Areas and Rationalization of Work after Restructuring in BSNL- Justification for Provision of AGM & DGM (Engg.) <<Click here for letter>>

17.02.2021 Report of 6th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA Corporate Office Circle, New Delhi:- The 6th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA Corporate Office Circle New Delhi was held at CTO Sabhagar, Eastern Court Complex, New Delhi on 11th February 2021. It was well organized with a mammoth gathering.

General Secretary, AIBSNLEA Com. S. Sivakumar, AGS (HQ) Com. Bhagwan Singh, AGS (Finance) Com. Rajpal Sharma, FS CHQ Com. R.N. Chhabra, OS (North) Com. Devesh Sharma, Auditor CHQ Com. R.S. Slathia & Advisor CHQ Com. Rajesh Pathak participated and addressed the gathering. Shri Inderjeet Singh, GM (Finance) NTR has grace the occasion as Guest of Honour and addressed the House.

The meeting was presided over by Com. R.N. Chhabra, Ex-President Corporate Office Circle and FS CHQ since the Circle President Com. B.B. Trivedi, DGM (Trg) CO BSNL has transferred and joined in MP Circle Bhopal recently. The CP has conveyed his Best Wishes for grand success of the Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA CO Circle and Congrats the newly elected Circle Body in advance.  The Welcome speech on behalf of BB Trivedi, CP CO Circle was delivered by AGS (Fin) Com. Rajpal Sharma, he welcomes all the Guests, OBs and members present in the House. Com. AGS (Fin) specifically mentioned that it is the GS AIBSNLEA only who is all time available even during the Covid-19 Pandemic and continues in touch & meeting with the Management to resolve the issues during the Pandemic time also. Circle Secretary CO Circle Com. Dinesh Kumar delivered the Key Note address and underlined the important issues at CHQ level as well as Circle level.

Shri Inderjeet Singh, GM (Fin) NTR Circle BSNL addressed the gathering. In his address GM (Fin) mentioned the various issues related to BSNL Revival & Viability. He emphasized that now it is the right time that all the Employees and the Management of BSNL have to work together/hard to regain the Original Pristine Glory of BSNL. He thanked AIBSNLEA for giving him the opportunity to address the gathering and praise the CHQ Leadership for their matured views on various issues.

OS (North) Com. Devesh Sharma, in his energetic and impressive speech informed the House regarding all the issues related to Viability of BSNL, Promotions in various Cadres, and AIBSNLEA’s role in various Agitation Programmes.
All the CHQ Leaders addressed the gathering and mentioned about the important role of Corporate Office Circle being at the same station of the HQ of AIBSNLEA CHQ. They highlighted the fact that it is only AIBSNLEA which understands the issues of all Cadres and also actively & effectively pursues with the Management. They assured that CHQ will always extend its  co-operation to Corporate Circle Branch.


The gathering was very curious to listen their beloved leader Com. S.Sivakumar, GS, AIBSNLEA. In a very impressive & Commanding Speech GS covered all the issues from viability of BSNL to the organizational matters, HR issues & Court Cases etc. He called upon the youngsters to shoulder the responsibility to build up the Association at all levels. He explained in detail about the current financial status of BSNL and pending HR issues.

1.        Due to non-allocation of 4G Spectrum, BSNL is put into continuous losses and in the financial year 2019-2020 BSNL put into a loss of Rs.15,500 Cr and the current debt of BSNL is around Rs.21,875 Cr. Outstanding Vendor bills are around Rs.18,000 Cr.

2.        To install 4G Towers at 57000 Sites, Tender has been floated by BSNL to the tune of Rs.8600 Cr. on 23.03.2020, but cancelled by DoT on the plea of “Make in India”. AUAB requested Hon’ble PMO to grant permission to upgrade about 49300 - 2G & 3G BTS to provide 4G Services which will cost only Rs.1500 Cr. But the Cabinet approved  the Procurement, Commissioning/Launching of 4G Services through EOI Tender from Indian Domestic Vendors only and denying the level playing ground to BSNL. As per the approval of the Cabinet, EOI Tender notified by the BSNL inviting applications from the Domestic Vendors on 01.01.2021 which will take another 2 years to launch 4G Services by BSNL. AIBSNLEA and AUAB accepted the “Make in India” plan of the GoI, but the Private Telecom Operators were allowed to purchase Equipments from Foreign Vendors like Samsung, Nokia, ZTE, Ericson, etc., Permission may also be granted to BSNL on the same lines without any discrimination and delay.

3.        He insisted that the Govt. should pay compensation to BSNL for not allocating 4G Spectrum in time as assured through the Cabinet approval on 23.10.2019 @ Rs.5000 Crores per Annum. 

4.        He told that Govt. of India/DoT has not kept up their words fully in implementation of Revival Package of BSNL except implementation of VRS-2019 and approval of Rs.8500 Sovereign Guarantee Bonds. Even after expiry of 15 months of assurance, 4G Spectrum is not allocated to BSNL.

5.        He urged the DoT for Immediate release of the outstanding Claims Payable  to BSNL viz., Rural Deficit Charges, Interest on WiMax Spectrum surrendered, CDMA Spectrum, Leave Encashment, Excess Recovery of Pension Contribution etc., to the tune of Rs.30,000 Cr.     

He also mentioned that All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) is planning to organize Agitational Programme for the immediate settlement of the following Issues/Demands:

a. Immediate allotment of 4G Spectrum to BSNL as already assured on 23.10.2019 and immediate permission of the Govt. of India to upgrade about 49300- 2G & 3G BTS sites to provide 4G Services by BSNL.

b. To pay compensation to BSNL @ Rs.5000 Crores per annum for not allocating 4G Spectrum in time as assured.

c. Timely payment of Salary to the Staff of BSNL – i.e ., on the last day of the month.

d. Immediate Regular Promotion in all the Cadres

e. Immediate payment of Compensation to BSNL for serving in Rural/ Tribal/Naxalite prone Areas, Compensation for carrying out Govt. Projects, Excess payment of Pension Contribution, Reimbursement of Leave Encashment paid to the absorbed employees for the DoT period, Interest on surrendered Wi-Max Spectrum etc., to the tune of Rs.30,000- Cr.

f. Deterioration in Quality of Service and more fault rates due to Cluster Tender and Outsourcing of Works/Massive retrenchment of Contract Workers.

He appealed all the Unions and Associations to come together under one Umbrella to get the due financial support from the Govt so as to make the BSNL Viable and to regain its original pristine Glory.

He explained about the Status on the various pending HR issues taken by the AIBSNLEA CHQ with the Management:

1. Regular Promotions in all the Cadres in all the Streams and Career Progression up to the level of GM/ CGM/ Director and the Status of CPSU CH and AIBSNLEA stand in this regard. We strongly oppose any Look-After arrangement instead of Regular Promotions.

2. Full 30% SAB i.e. remaining 5% Contribution of Superannuation Benefit as realistic contribution.

3. Pay Anomaly issue/Loss to Young DR/ LICE JTOs/JAOs for getting Rs.22820/-

4. E1+5 increments for post 2010 DR/LICE JTOs/JAOs

5. EPF full Pension

6. Standard Pay Scale of E2 and E3 replacing E1A and E2A for all Post 2007 DR/LICE JTOs/JAOs and for the future DRs

7. Formation of Trust/Fund for PRMB (Post Retired Medical Benefits) for BSNL Recruits.

8. Pension Contribution on Actual Basic Pay instead of Maximum of the Pay Scale.

9. Scrapping of MTRR.

10. Stand of AIBSNLEA in respect of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy.  

11. Payment of pending medical bills for both Serving & Retired employees.                   

He further mentioned that due to consistent efforts of AIBNLEA only, 13,000 Promotion orders were issued for various disciplines and assured that AIBSNLEA will always safe guard the interests of the Executives.

He opined that the need of the hour is to form Joint Forum of Associations for better bargaining with the Management. He has made it clear that AIBSNLEA will keep its separate identity and continue to work hard to face the challenges and make BSNL Viable & Profitable in the years to come. He assured that  AIBSNLEA will safe guard the interests of the Executives and fight for the genuine and Legitimate demands and rights of the Executives and requested the House to elect the new Circle Team from amongst the Youngsters to keep the AIBSNLEA Flag high and enroll more & more numbers of Young Executives to our fold. GS has clarified many of the queries raised by the members to their full satisfaction.

The House has unanimously elected the New Circle Team. The following members have been elected as CP, CS & Circle FS for the next term of 3 years (2021-2024).

President:               Com. Rajender Kumar, AGM

Circle Secretary:     Com. Dinesh Kumar, DM

Finance Secretary:  Com. Sanjay Kumar Sinha, AO

The Delicious Lunch was provided in the Afternoon. The 6th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA Corporate Office Circle came to an end with the vote of thanks by Com. Dinesh Kumar, the newly elected Circle Secretary and the Oath to the newly elected Circle Team by Com. Rajpal Sharma, AGS (Fin.) with the gracious presence of our beloved General Secretary Com. S.Sivakumar.<<<Click here for Glimpses>>>

12.02.2021 GS writes to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding Justification for Provision of “CAO” Posts in DGM headed Operation Offices on Consolidation of SSAs into Business Area and Rationalization of Work after Restructuring in BSNL in view of Restructuring Cell CO BSNL letter dated 27.08.2020.

Regarding other categories of Executives i.e. Technical/Engg/including DGM (Fin) etc., the views of AIBSNLEA with the detailed analysis & justification will be submitted in due course for perusal & consideration to the Management very shortly  <<Click here for GS letter>>      <<Click here for Restructuring Cell letter>>

11.02.2021Father of our Respected Director(CFA) Shri Vivek Banzal Sir Passed away Yesterday Night. AIBSNLEA convey its Heart felt condolences to Director (CFA) Sir and bereaved family members. May the Soul Rest in Peace.

11.02.2021 BSNL CO issued order regarding  Change of name of merged Non-Territorial NCNGN & BBNW Circles <<<Click here for letter>>
11.02.2021 SPECIAL GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLEA KARNATAKA CIRCLE- The Special General Body Meeting of AIBSNLEA Karnataka Circle was held at Hotel Paraag, Bengaluru on 7th February 2021(Sunday). It was well organized with a mammoth gathering.

General Secretary, AIBSNLEA Com. S. Sivakumar, CHQ President Com. Subhasis Mitra, CHQ VP Com. Chakoli Appalal, AGS (Engg) Com. S.K. Hiremath, OS (South) Com. C. Duraiarasan, Chairman AIBSNLEA Karnataka Circle Com. H. Krishnegowda, Advisor Finance AIBSNLEA KTK Com. Ulhas Gurav participated and addressed the gathering.

 

The meeting was presided over by Com R.A.Manjunatha Circle VP. The proceedings commenced at 10.00 hrs with invocation. Com B.S. Shivalingappa Circle Secretary welcomed the Dignitaries to the Dias. Then the meeting proceeded as per the Agenda. Com R.A. Manjunatha, President of the Special GB has welcomed all the CHQ leaders, Chairman, Advisor (Fin), all the office bearers to the meeting. CHQ President, GS, OS (South), CHQ VP & AGS (Engg) were felicitated by the Circle body. Com B.S.Shivalingappa, CS KTK presented a brief report and Com Y.Nagarajappa FS presented the Accounts before the House and both were approved by the August House.

 

CHQ President in his address recalled the Aims & Objectives of formation of AIBSNLEA in the year 2004 at Kolkata. He called upon the members not to worry about the count of the numbers but we shall work unitedly and oppose the Government's Policies against Privatisation of PSU's. He said that SNEA & AIGETOA utterly failed in the entire front and called upon the youngsters to shoulder the responsibility to build up the Association at all levels.   

Com. C. Duraiarasan OS (South) addressed the gathering and at the outset he thanked the Circle Association for inviting him for the Special GB. He explained elaborately the issues taken up & resolved by our Association at all levels and called upon all the members to work together. He highlighted the fact that it is only AIBSNLEA which understands the issues of all Cadres and also actively & effectively pursues with the Management. He opined that the New Body should take the guidance of retired and Veteran Leaders.     

Our beloved General Secretary Com. S. Sivakumar in his address said that due to Covid-19 Pandemic, he was unable to be present physically in the various meetings held at Karnataka Circle during the last 8 months. He explained in detail about  the  current financial status of BSNL and pending HR issues.

1. He urged the DoT for Immediate release of the outstanding claims Payable  to BSNL viz., Rural Deficit Charges, Interest on WiMax Spectrum surrendered, CDMA Spectrum, Leave Encashment ,excess recovery of Pension Contribution, etc to the tune of Rs.30,000 Cr.     

2. He told that Govt. of India /DoT has not kept up their words fully in implementation of Revival Package of BSNL except implementation of VRS-2019 and approval of Rs.8500 Sovereign Guarantee Bonds. Even after expiry of 15 months of assurance, 4G Spectrum is not allocated to BSNL.

3. Due to non-allocation of 4G, BSNL is put into continuous losses and in the financial year 2019-2020 BSNL put into a loss of Rs.15500 Cr and the current debt of BSNL is around Rs.21,875 Cr. Out standing Vendor bills are around Rs.18,000 Cr.

4. To install 4G Towers at 57000 Sites, Tender has been floated by BSNL to the tune of Rs.8600 Cr. on 23.03.2020, but cancelled by DoT on the plea of “Make in India”. AUAB requested Hon’ble PMO to grant permission to upgrade about 49300 - 2G & 3G BTS to provide 4G Services which will cost only Rs.1500 Cr. But the Cabinet approved  the Procurement, Commissioning/Launching of 4G Services through EOI Tender from Indian Domestic Vendors only and denying the level playing ground to BSNL. As per the approval of the Cabinet, EOI Tender notified by the BSNL inviting applications from the Domestic Vendors on 01.01.2021 which will take another 2 years to launch 4G Services by BSNL. AIBSNLEA and AUAB accepted the “Make in India” plan of the GoI, but the Private Telecom Operators were allowed to purchase Equipments from Foreign Vendors like Samsung, Nokia, ZTE, Ericson, etc., Permission may also be granted to BSNL on the same lines without any discrimination and delay.

5. He insisted that the Govt. should pay compensation to BSNL for not allocating 4G Spectrum in time as assured through the Cabinet approval on 23.10.2019 @ Rs.5000 Crores per Annum. 

6. Hon’ble Telecom Minister has given the Press statement that BSNL has become EBITDA positive due to Revival Package but actually BSNL is facing loss in the current Fin. Year also, if we taken in to account Depreciation, License Fee and Spectrum Charges  and Revenue earned comparing to last December 2019.

He also mentioned that AUAB is planning to organise Agitational Programme for the settlement of the following Issues/Demands:

1. Immediate allotment of 4G Spectrum to BSNL as already assured on 23.10.2019 and immediate permission of the Govt. of India  to upgrade about 49300- 2G & 3G BTS to provide 4G Services by BSNL.

2. To pay compensation to BSNL @ Rs.5000 Crores per annum for not allocating 4G Spectrum in time as assured.

3. Timely payment of Salary to the Staff of BSNL – i.e ., on the last day of the month.

4. Immediate Regular Promotion in all the Cadres of Executives and Non-Executives.

5. Immediate payment of Compensation to BSNL for serving in Rural / Tribal/Naxalite prone Areas, Compensation for carrying out Govt. Projects, Excess payment of Pension Contribution, Reimbursement of Leave Encashment paid to the absorbed employees for the DoT period, Interest on surrendered Wi-Max Spectrum etc., to the tune of Rs.30,000- Cr.

6. Deterioration in Quality of Service and more fault rates due to Cluster Tender and Outsourcing of Works/Massive retrenchment of Contract Workers.

7.  And he appealed all the Unions and Associations to come together under one Umbrella “AUAB” to get the due financial support from the Govt so as to make the BSNL Viable and to regain its original pristine Glory.

8. He explained the Status on the various pending HR issues taken by the AIBSNLEA CHQ with the Management:

9.    

101. Regular Promotions in all the Cadres in all the Streams and Career Progression up to the level of GM/ CGM/ Director and the Status of CPSU CH and AIBSNLEA stand in this regard.

112. Full 30% SAB i.e. remaining 5 Percent Superannuation Contribution as realistic contribution

123. Pay Anomaly issue /Loss of Young DR/LICE JTOs/JAOs for getting Rs.22820

134. E1+5 increments for post  2010 DR/LICE JTOs/JAOs

145. EPF full Pension

156. Standard Pay Scale of E2 and E3 replacing E1A and E2A for all Post 2007 DR/LICE JTOs/JAOs and for the future DRs

167. Formation of Trust/Fund for PRMB (Post Retired Medical Benefits) for BSNL Recruits

178. Pension Contribution on Actual Basic Pay instead of Maximum of the Pay Scale.

189. Scrapping of MTRR & DGMRR.

1910. Stand of AIBSNLEA in respect of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy.  

11. Payment of medical bills for both Serving &Retired executive's.                   

 

20He further mentioned that due to consistent efforts of AIBNLEA only, 13,000 Promotion orders were issued for various disciplines and assured that AIBSNLEA will always safe guard the interests of the Executives.

21He further mentioned that the need of the hour is to form Joint Forum of Associations for better bargaining with the Management. He has made it clear that AIBSNLEA will keep its separate identity and continue to work hard to face the challenges and make BSNL viable & Profitable in the years to come. He assured that  AIBSNLEA will safe guard the interests of the Executives and fight for the genuine and Legitimate demands and rights of the Executives and requested the new Circle Team of Youngsters to conduct General body meeting an all the Districts and enrol more number of Young Executives to our fold. In the afternoon interactive session GS has clarified many of the queries raised by the members to their full satisfaction.

In the Special General Body Meeting, the New and talented Youngsters are co-opted unanimously to the vacant posts of the Circle body-

 

1.  Circle President:              Com. Sunilkumar B.S. , SDE  Shivamogga

2.  Circle Secretary:              Com. R.Ganesh,  AO Mysore

3.  Circle Finance Secretary: Com. Vanitha S. , AO CO BG

 

    A Delicious Lunch was provided in the Afternoon. The meeting was concluded with the Vote of Thanks by Com. Ulhas Gurav Advisor (Fin).

<<<Click here for Glimpses>>>

10.02.2021 Meeting with Shri R.K. Goyal, PGM (Pers) CO BSNL and discussed regarding:

(a) Provisional Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T): As assured by the PGM (Pers.) earlier to call AIB

SNLEA for discussion about the Seniority list No 9 of SDE(T), today PGM (Pers.) called AIBSNLEA to submit our views regarding the Provisional Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T) issued by the Pers. branch on 10.08.2020. We have presented our views before the PGM (Pers.) and handed over the copy of letter addressed to CMD BSNL, wherein we have categorically mentioned that the Provisional Seniority List No. 9 is not prepared purely on the basis of the date of joining in accordance with the judgment pronounced by Hon’ble Supreme Court, and Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh but it is prepared on the basis of Date of Joining within the vacancy Year. Any RR amendment is applicable from that date (that is Prospective in nature) but not on retrospectively i.e., w.e.f. 28.08.2015 only. 

PGM (Pers.) mentioned that after taking the views from all the Stakeholders and going through the Rulings, Laws, RRs & Amendments therein and Court Judgements, the discrepancies will be removed and the list will be finalized purely as per the Law & Rules only.  <<Click here for GS letter>>

 

 

(b) JTO to SDE (T) Promotions:  We enquired about the status of JTO (T) to SDE promotion. PGM (Pers) mentioned after a long and detailed hearing the Judgement has been kept reserved and we are waiting for the Judgement Copy from Hon’ble CAT Jabalpur. Personnel branch is trying its best for early issuance of the Promotion orders from JTO (T) to SDE (T).

 

 (c) Request for consideration of immediate Regular Promotions in all the Cadres: GS appraised the PGM (Pers) that thousands of Executives already drawing Higher Scales are working in the entry level grade of JTO equivalent and waiting for their Promotions for the years together. AIBSNLEA has continuously pursuing and requesting the BSNL Management for the issuance of Regular Promotion Orders in all Cadres. We strongly oppose any look-after arrangement in higher grade but we demand immediate promotions on ‘Regular Basis’. 

PGM (Pers) mentioned that the Regular Promotion issue is under consideration with the BSNL Management but due to various Court Cases and Restructuring Plan pending, it is not immediately possible. Regarding Restructuring Plan, necessary presentation to the Management has been given by M/s Deloittee and now it is to be discussed internally within the Management and after due approval from the Board, it will be implemented. Further, Management is trying to sort out the Regular promotion issue with a workable solution acceptable to all through discussions.

 

    (d) Consideration of request transfers in the Cadre of Accounts Officer:- We appraised PGM (Pers.) that AIBSNLEA has discussed the transfer issue with the CMD BSNL and Director (Finance) and requested to consider the long pending request transfers in the Cadre of AO. We informed that Accounts Personals are waiting for their request transfers since long whereas the transfer orders in other cadres are being issued regularly.

    PGM (Pers) mentioned that he is also finding out the time to meet and discuss with Director (Fin). The transfer orders will be issued after getting clearance from the Competent Authority soon.

09.02.2021 CWC News: AIBSNLEA Kerala Circle formed various Committees in connection with Central Working Committee of AIBSNLEA scheduled to be held on 6th and 7th March 2021 at Trivandrum, Kerala. All the Circle Secretaries are requested to furnish the Name & number of participants, arrival, departure, food preference etc., in the below mentioned format and send to mail id of Com. V. Shaji, Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA Kerala Circle "jaiaibsnlea@gmail.com" .

 

1

Total No of Participants

 

2

Name of Participant

 

3

Post Held in AIBSNLEA

 

4

Designation

 

5

Contact Number

 

6

Date of Arrival & Mode of Travel

 

7

Date of Departure & Mode of Travel

 

8

Food Preference (Veg/Non-Veg)

 

For any further clarification, please contact Com. V. Shaji, CS Kerala (9446450450) and other Committee members as detailed below: 

1.     Reception & Accommodation Committee

 

No

Name

Designation

Mob No

1

Com. Binu R

SDE & DS TVM BA

9447215055

2

Com. Sreejith

JTO & DS CO Kerala

9422455156

3

Com. Suresh Kumar

AO

9447117677

4

Com. Udaya kumar

AGM (VRS)

9447121314

 

2.           2.     Accommodation & Food Committee 

No

Name

Designation

Mob No

1

Com. Roshan Kumar

AO

9447555300

2

Com. Praveen Kumar

AO

9847273142

3

Com. Madhu Pavithran

AO

9400390009

4

Com. Anil kumar

JTO

9447577577

05.02.2021: GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding-

(1) Immediate conduction of LDCE- 33% quota as per SDE(T) RR from the Vacancy Year 2011-12 onwards for promoting the eligible JTOs...  <<Click here for letter>>

(2) Immediate conduction of LICE 33% quota from Asstt. Manager to Dy. Manager (CSS Cadre) from the Vacancy Year 2015 onwards...  <<Click here for letter>>

05.02.2021: Status of AO to CAO Promotion case in Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh: AO to CAO 'Status Quo' case is posted for hearing on 09.02.2021 in Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh. In this regard, we requested the BSNL Management to depute Sr.Advocate so as to vacate the case as per the directions of Hon'ble HC Punjab & Haryana on 28.01.2020. BSNL Management assure to depute the Sr. Advocate to argue in this case on 09.02.2021.
05.02.2021: Status of JTO to SDE(T) Promotion case in Hon'ble CAT Jabalpur: The JTO to SDE (T) promotion case was heard in Hon'ble CAT Jabalpur since last few days. Yesterday after the arguments are over,  the judgment is  reserved. It is reliably learned that after the pronouncement of the judgment JTO to SDE(T) DPC under SCF quota (67%) for promoting about 4500 eligible JTOs will be conducted.
05.02.2021: Status of List no. 9 seniority case at Hon'ble CAT Chennai Bench: BSNL CO has  issued provisional seniority list no, 9 for the TES Gr-'B' equivalent to SDE(T) 2006-07 dated 10.08.2020. Some Senior candidates promoted earlier though Seniority-Cum-fitness quota aggrieved due to the wrong fixation of their seniority in the list no. 9 have approached the Hon'ble CAT Chennai  to recast the same basis on  DOJ as per Law (as per Chandigarh CAT & Supreme Court Orders in the case of list no. 6 , 7 & 8).

Hon'ble Chennai CAT directed the respondent (BSNL) to consider the  representations of the applicants aggrieved due to disputed provisional seniority list no. 9 dated 10.08.2020 and issuance of speaking order 'As per Law' within a period of two months. <<<Click here for order>>>

04.02.2021:Meeting with Director(Finance), BSNL Board-

Today GS AIBSNLEA, AGS (Fin) and CHQ(Auditor) met  Ms. Yojana Das, Director(Finance), BSNL Board and discussed regarding:

(a) Consideration of request transfers in the Cadre of Accounts Officers:-We requested Director (Finance), BSNL Board to consider the long pending request transfers in the Cadre of AOs. We informed Director (Finance), BSNL Board that Accounts Personnel are waiting for their request transfers since long and transfer cases are pending for approval of Director (Finance)We appraised Director (Finance) that Accounts personnels are working in other Circles without their family in Covid-19 Pandemic situations and facing lot of problems. After patience hearing Director(Finance) assured to consider the request transfer cases. In this regard GS handed over the copy of the letter to Director(Finance) for taking necessary action........<<<Click here for letter>>>

(b) AO to CAO “Status Quo” case pending in Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh: We requested Director(Finance) to kindly intervene in the matter and depute the Sr. Advocate to the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh for appearing in AO to CAO promotion case to vacate the Status Quo, which is due for hearing on 09.02.2021 so that all eligible AOs can be promoted who are waiting for their promotions for more than 13 years since there is acute shortage in the cadre of CAO. Director(Finance) assured to look into the matter.

GS handed over the copy of the letter addressed to CMD BSNL to Director(Finance) for taking necessary action in this regard <<<Click here for GS Letter>>> and requested to get vacate the Status Quo in this case from the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh.

(c) Long pending outstanding dues receivable from DoT : We brought to the notice of Director(Finance) that long pending outstanding dues i.e. claims receivable from DoT to the tune of Rs.27550 Crs. We requested immediate efforts / persuasions to be taken with  DoT so as to manage financial  crunch of BSNL. Director(Finance) appreciated our concern and mentioned that BSNL Management seriously persuaded with DoT regularly and we will expect some amount in near future. GS handed over the copy of the letter addressed to Secy(T), DoT to Director(Finance)....<<<Click here for GS Letter to Secy(T),DoT>>>.

To the Kind Attention of All Circle Secretaries/ Finance Secretaries

Dear Comrades!

Despite of repeated requests, the claim regarding monthly deducted subscription list has not been received from most of the Circles. Hence all the Circle Secretaries are once again requested to collect the monthly deducted subscription  list  of  their respective Circle from May-2020 to Nov-2020 from their respective Circle ERP Team/AO CSC with the authenticated signature and stamp and submit the same  along with the consolidated claim to Finance Secretary CHQ Sh. Ramnath Chhabra (email id: fschqaibsnlea@gmail.com Mobile Nos.:  09868231711 & 09416646742)  so as to release Circle/SSA Quota by the CHQ from May 2020 to November 2020 as GM ERP Ghaziabad & Sr.GM (SR) issued instructions to the CGMs of all Circles that ERP Circle Team has to give the monthly list of Assn. Membership recovery SSA wise to the concerned Circle Secretary on or before 7th of every month. <<<Click here for letter>>>

To the Kind Attention of All Circle Secretaries

Dear Comrades! As already notified our CWC is being held on 6th & 7th March 2021 at Trivandrum. It is once again requested that wherever Circle Conference is due and wherever new Circle Office bearers are to be elected, the same may be conducted/completed and the Regular Circle Body may be formed before the CWC.

As per the Constitution, Circle President, Circle Secretary and CWC Members are eligible to attend the CWC.

As per the Constitution, One CWC Member for the Circle having Regular Body and having minimum 150 Membership is eligible for attending the CWC. Circle having Regular Body and having more than 300 Membership, one additional CWC Member for every 300 continuous paid Membership is eligible. Observers/Visitors/Guests are strictly not allowed for CWC due to the Covid-19 Pandemic situation as well as the Cost of Accommodation and Hospitality is on very higher side.

All the Circle Secretaries are requested to strictly adhere the above Guidelines as per the Constitution and co-operate with the CHQ and the Host Circle for the successful conduct of the CWC.

03.02.2021AIBSNLEA CHQ is hereby notified that the Central Working Committee meeting of All India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd Executives' Association will be held on 6th & 7th March’2021 in the Hotel Prasanth, PMG Junction, Trivandrum- 695033 (Kerala) ....<<<Click here for CWC Notice>>>

Further clarifications, if any, in this regard may kindly be obtained from Com. V.Shaji, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA Kerala Circle [Mobile no.09446450450].

After the formation of Accommodation / Reception Committee the contact details will be published on CHQ Web-site.

Dear Comrades!  It has been decided to conduct CWC Meeting at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) on 6th and 7th March 2021. All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle Secretaries, Circle Presidents and CWC Members are requested to book their onward and return tickets accordingly. Notification in this regard will be issued shortly after fixing the Meeting Venue and Accommodation. 
04.02.2021: GS replied to Comrade Sebastin K. GS SNEA-

In response to GS SNEA request regarding to join and support the Agitation Programme w.e.f. 15.02.2021, GS AIBSNLEA replied in writing  that it is our considered opinion that the need of the hour is the ‘UNITY’ and immediately We, the AIBSNLEA, SNEA & AIGETOA have to revive the United Forum and discuss in detail about the possibilities of the Regular Promotions as per the existing RRs before the finalization of Restructuring Plan and drastic reduction of the Posts in all the Cadres in BSNL and we should submit a Joint Memorandum to the Management for discussion.

He further sought positive response from SNEA that United Forum has to be revived for mounting pressure on the Management for the Regular CPCs else better Career Progression by implementing the Khan Committee Recommendations in true spirit and real sense, for the betterment of the Executives of BSNL.

<<Click here for GS reply>>>   <<<Click here for SNEA letter>>>

<<<Click here for AIBSNLEA views on CPSU CH>>> 

03.02.2021:GS writes to Shri. Anshu Prakash Ji,Chairman (DCC) & Secretary (T),
DoT, Govt. of India,  regarding request for immediate release of long pending outstanding dues amounting to Rs.27550/- crore to BSNL
  <<<Click here for GS Letter>>>
01.02.2021:Meeting with PGM (Pers.) CO BSNL-

Today GS AIBSNLEA, AGS (Fin) and CHQ-Auditor met Shri R.K. Goyal, PGM (Pers) CO BSNL and discussed regarding:

(a) JTO to SDE (T) Promotion:  We enquired about the status of JTO (T) to SDE promotion. PGM (Pers) mentioned that there is continuous hearing in Hon’ble CAT bench at Jabalpur in this case and we are waiting for the outcome of the court decision. DPC work is completed and Personnel branch is trying its best to issue JTO (T) to SDE (T) promotion orders shortly.

(b) Discrepancies in the Provisional Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T) for the Promotion to DE(T): We appraised the PGM (Pers.) about the discrepancies observed in the Provisional Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T) for the promotion to DE(T) issued by the Pers branch on 10.08.2020 and we categorically mentioned that the Provisional Seniority List No. 9 is not prepared purely on the basis of the date of joining in accordance with the judgment pronounced by Hon’ble Supreme Court, but it is prepared on the basis of Date of Joining within the vacancy Year. Since AIBSNLEA CHQ has received more than 400 representations which have already been forwarded to Pers. Branch, we requested PGM (Pers) to consider the views of AIBSNLEA also before finalization of the Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T) so as to avoid any further Litigation. 

PGM (Pers.) mentioned that we are waiting for the outcome of the Chennai CAT decision and after that the issue will be discussed with AIBSNLEA also and discrepancies will be removed and the list will be finalized purely as per Rules, regulations & Law/Court Orders.

(c) Consideration of request transfers in the Cadre of Accounts Officers:-We requested PGM (Pers.) to consider the long pending request transfers in the Cadre of AOs. We informed PGM (Pers.) that Accounts Personnel are waiting for their request transfers since long whereas the transfer orders in other cadres are being issued regularly. PGM (Pers) mentioned that all request transfers are pending for the discussion with Director (Finance) and after clearance from the Director (Fin), it will be issued immediately.

(d) AO to CAO “Status Quo” case pending in Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh: GS has written a letter to CMD BSNL to intervene in the matter and depute the Sr. Advocate to the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh for appearing in AO to CAO promotion case to vacate the Status Quo, which is due for hearing on 09.02.2021 so that all eligible AOs can be promoted who are waiting for their promotions for more than 13 years since there is acute shortage in the cadre of CAO.

GS handed over the copy of the letter to PGM (Pers) for taking necessary action in this regard and requested to get vacate the Status Quo in this case from the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh. The case has been discussed with DGM (Pers-Legal) also.

After patient hearing, PGM (Pers) mentioned that all necessary steps will be taken and DGM (Legal) will personally contact with the Sr. Advocate in CAT Chandigarh and all out efforts will be taken in the matter. DGM (Pers-Legal) mentioned that since at present the Judicial Member is not sitting in the CAT Chandigarh Bench and all the cases are being heard from Hon’ble CAT Bangalore Bench through conferencing. However, he assured that we will discuss with our Sr. Advocate for making best efforts in this case. 

01.02.2021:GS writes to CMD BSNL Shri P.K. Purwar regarding request for vacation of the 'Status Quo' case in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh in respect of AO to CAO Promotion.

BSNL has filed Write Petition in the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana Chandigarh challenging the Interim Order passed in OA No 60/1435/2018 titled Anupam Yadav Vs BSNL. The Hon’ble High Court has delivered the judgment dated 28.01.2020 in the CWP-9614-2019 (O&M) that:

“We deemed it appropriate to dispose of the present WP with the direction to the learned CAT to decide at least the application moved by BSNL for Vacation/Modification of the initial impugned order within 15 days of the next hearing. The learned CAT is also requested to make an Endeavour to dispose of the main OA at the earliest…” 

The case was listed for hearing on 06.11.2020 but it has been further postponed to 09.02.2021 without giving any relaxation to BSNL on the vacation of “Status Quo” in respect of the promotion case of AO to CAO.

GS AIBSNLEA requested CMD BSNL to kindly intervene in the matter and cause to issue necessary instructions to the officers concerned to depute a Senior Advocate for arguing the case in Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh for early disposal of the Original Application as per the directions of Hon’ble HC of Punjab and Haryana so that eligible young AOs of BSNL may get their due promotions since they are waiting for their promotion for more than 13 years.   <<<Click here for GS Letter>>>

30.1.2021: 7th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA Uttarakhand has been successfully conducted on today 30-1-2021 (Saturday). GS ,AIBSNLEA, Com. S.Sivakumar Participated virtually and addressed the 7th Circle Conference.  The Conference was conducted under the Presidentship  of Com. L.P.Thapaliyal, CP  with physical presence of the Dehradun H/Q members, Delegates & virtual presence of the General Secretary, AIBSNLEA,  Com.S.Sivakumar.  Com.Brij Mohan Dhyani Circle Secretary and CHQ Advisor welcomed  one and all.

Com.S.Sivakumar, General Secretary at the outset thanked Com.Dhyani and other Circle Office bearers for inviting him for the 7th Circle Conference. He explained about the  the Pre/Post VRS scenarios of BSNL and explained the Road map of BSNL Revival/Restructuring/Man Power Plan. He narrated AIBSNLEA’s relentless efforts at CHQ level for the betterment of BSNL Services and to settle down HR issues very favourable to the Executives. He highlighted the fact that it is only AIBSNLEA which not only understands the actual issues of the Executives but also actively pursues the same with the Management for favourable results. He explained the Status on the various pending HR issues as detailed below, which the Association is pursuing with the Management

 

1. Regular Promotions in all the cadres in all the Streams and Career Progression up to the level of GM/ CGM/ Director and the Status of CPSU CH and AIBSNLEA stand in this regard.

2. Full 30% SAB i.e. remaining 5 Percent Superannuation Contribution as realistic contribution

3. Pay Anomaly issue /Loss of Young DR/LICE JTOs/JAOs for getting Rs.22820

4. E1+5 increments for post 2010 DR/LICE JTOs/JAOs

5. EPF full Pension

6. Standard Pay Scale of E2 and E3 replacing E1A and E2A for all Post 2007 DR/LICE JTOs/JAOs and for the future DRs

7. Formation of Trust/Fund for PRMB (Post Retired Medical Benefits) for BSNL Recruits

8. Pension Contribution on Actual Basic Pay instead of Maximum of the Pay Scale.

9. Scrapping of MTRR.

10.Stand of AIBSNLEA in respect of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy.       

  He further mentioned that due to consistent efforts of AIBNLEA only, 13,000 Promotion orders were issued for various disciplines and assured that AIBSNLEA will always safe guard the interest of the Executives.

  He further explained about the current financial condition and Cash Flow etc.,

He mentioned that for the last two years BSNL Unions and Associations conducted series of struggles individually and jointly demanding implementation of 3rd PRC and settlement of other issues. But in due course the main focus of the AUAB has turned in to Revival of BSNL, Immediate allotment of 4G Spectrum, Issuance of Sovereign Guarantee Bonds, Approval of Land Monetization, Bank Loans/Financial Assistance to BSNL.

1.   Govt. Of India /DoT has not kept up their words fully in implementation of Revival Package of BSNL except implementation of VRS-2019 and approval of Rs.8500 Sovereign Guarantee Bonds.

2.   Even after expiry of 15 months of assurance, 4 G is not allocated to BSNL.

3.    Due to non-allocation of 4G, BSNL is put into continuous losses and in the financial  year 2019-2020 BSNL in to a loss of Rs.15500 Cr and the current debt of BSNL is around 21,875 Cr.

   4.  To install 4G Towers at 57000 Sites, Tender has been floated by BSNL to the tune of Rs.8600 Cr.on 23.03.2020, but cancelled by DoT on the plea of  “Make in India”. AUAB requested Hon’ble PM to grant permission to upgrade 49300 - 2G &3G BTS to provide 4 G Services which will cost only Rs.1500 Cr.  But the Cabinet approved that the Procurement, Commissioning/Launching of 4G Services through EOI Tender from Indian Domestic Vendors and denying the level playing ground to BSNL. As per the approval of the Cabinet, EOI Tender notified by the BSNL inviting applications from the Domestic Vendors on 1.1.20201 which will take another 2 years to launch 4G Services by BSNL. AIBSNLEA and AUAB accepted the “Make in India” plan of the GoI, but the Private Telecom operators were allowed to purchase Equipments from Foreign Vendors like Samsung, Nokia, ZTE, Ericson, etc., Permission may also be granted to BSNL on the same lines without any discrimination

5.   He insisted the Govt. should pay compensation to BSNL for not  allocating 4 G Spectrum as assured @ Rs.5000 Crores per annum.

6.    He insisted the DOT for the immediate release the Claims Payable to BSNL to the tune of Rs.30,000 Cr  viz., Compensation to BSNL for serving in Rural / Tribal/ Naxalite prone Areas, Compensation for carrying out Govt. Projects, Excess payment of Pension Contribution, Reimbursement of Leave encashment paid to the absorbed employees for the DoT period , Interest on Wi-Max Spectrum etc., which will definitely useful to BSNL in the Financial Crunch period for improving its services.

7.  Hon’ble Telecom Minister has given the Press statement that BSNL has become EBITDA positive due to Revival Package but actually BSNL is facing loss in the current F.Year also, if we taken in to account Depreciation, License Fee and Spectrum Charges  and Revenue earned comparing to last December 2019.

      He also mentioned that AUAB is planning to organise Agitational programme for the settlement of the following Issues/Demands:

1. Immediate allotment of 4 G Spectrum to BSNL as already assured on 23.10.2019 and immediate permission of the Govt.of India  to upgrade 49300 - 2G &3G BTS to provide 4 G service.

2. To pay compensation to BSNL @ Rs.5000 Crores per annum.for not allocating 4 G Spectrum as assured

3. Timely payment of Salary to the staff – i.e ., on the last day of the month.

4. Immediate Regular Promotion in all the cadres of Executives and Non-Executives.

5. Immediate payment of Compensation to BSNL for serving in Rural / Tribal/Naxalite prone Areas, Compensation for carrying out Govt. Projects, Excess payment of Pension Contribution, Reimbursement of Leave encashment paid to the absorbed employees for the DoT period , Interest on Wi-Max Spectrum etc., to the tune of Rs.27,275- Cr.

6. Deterioration in Quality of Service and more fault rates due to Cluster Tender and Outsourcing of Works/Massive retrenchment of Contract Workers.

And he appealed all the Unions and Associations to come together under one Umbrella “AUAB” to get the due financial support from the Govt so as to make the BSNL Viable and to regain its original pristine Glory.

He has made it clear that AIBSNLEA will keep up its separate identity and to continue to work to safeguard the interests of all the Executives and requested the Executives to  work hard to face the challenges and make BSNL viable and profitable and uphold the banner of BSNL and AIBSNLEA  so high.

The following members were unanimously elected as Office Bearers for the 8th Circle Body for the next term of 3 years (2021-2024).

President:               Com. Narendra Kumar, AO

Circle Secretary:     Com. Khajan Singh, AGM

Finance Secretary:  Com. Vivek Sharma, AO

CWC Member:         Com.Harshvardhan,JTO

The 7th Circle Conference  came to an end with the vote of thanks by Com. Khajan Singh, the newly elected Circle Secretary.

On 30th Jan-2021,    AIBSNLEA salutes real heros of India and once again  remember the Quote of Mahatama Gandhi ji as under....
"A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption on our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider on our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favour by serving him. He is doing us a favour by giving us an opportunity to do so." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

To the Kind Attention of All Circle Secretaries/ District Secretaries

Dear Comrades!

BSNL Diary-2019 amount is outstanding from most of the Circle/SSAs. Very few SSAs/Circles are remitting the Diary amount to AIBSNLEA CHQ account, through AO(CSC). Hence all the Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries are requested to coordinate with the SDE(Admin)/AO Concerned / AO(CSC) for immediate release of O/s amount of Diary.

The Circle Secretaries purchased the 2019 Diary directly from CHQ are requested to remit the O/S amount to AIBSNLEA CHQ directly. In this regard details of POs placed by the SSA/DS/CS along with O/S amount is emailed to the concerned CS.

All the CSs /DSs are once again requested to coordinate with the SSA Administration for the clearance of O/S Diary amount of 2019.

To the Kind Attention of All Circle Secretaries/ Finance Secretaries

Dear Comrades!

GM ERP Ghaziabad & Sr.GM SR issued instructions to the CGMs of all Circles that ERP Circle Team has to give the list of Assn. Membership recovery Month/SSA wise to the concerned Circle Secretary on or before 7th of every month. <<<Click here for letter>>>

All the Circle Secretaries are requested to collect the monthly deducted subscription  list  of  their respective Circle from May-2020 onwards from the Circle ERP Team / AO CSC with the authenticated signature and stamp  of AO CSC and submit the same  along with the consolidated claim to Sh. Ramnath Chhabra, FS CHQ (email id: fschqaibsnlea@gmail.com Mobile Nos.:  09868231711 & 09416646742)  so as to release Circle/SSA Quota by the CHQ from May 2020 to October 2020 - regards....... S.SIVAKUMAR, GS AIBSNLEA

28.01.2021: 7th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA Tamilnadu Circle  has been successfully conducted on 23-1-2021 at Cuddalore. GS AIBSNLEA Com. S.Sivakumar and OS (South) Com C.Duraiarasan Participated  and addressed the 7th Circle Conference. In the Open Session CGM TN Circle participated as Chief Guest. Circle Secretaries from Sister Associations and Unions also participated and felicitated the Conference.

7th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA Tamilnadu Circle was held at Cuddalore on 23.01.2021. The Conference was organised in a grand manner by the erstwhile Circle Office bearers and the Adhoc Committee Members jointly. Conference started at 0930 hours with Flag hoisting; National Flag was hoisted by Com.S.Anand, Ex-DS Cuddalore and Association Flag was hoisted by Com.C.Duraiarasan, Organising Secretary (South-CHQ).

The Conference was presided over jointly by Com.P.Tamilselvan, CP & Com.A.Aravazhi, Adhoc Committee CP. Com.P.Venkatesan, Circle Advisor welcomed the gathering. The Martyrs were remembered by Com.P.Mohan, CVP. Circle Secretary Com.Duraiarasan & Adhoc Committee CS, Com.S.Prabhakaran submitted the Circle Secretary Report. The Delegate Session started with opening remarks of Com.S.Karuppaiah, Organising Secretary. The District Secretaries, Presidents Delegates and Circle Office bearers have effectively participated in the deliberations.

The House whole heartedly appreciated the CHQ for settling the case of JAO Phase-III on-line training from Home and also the postponement of off-line training of JTO Phase-II.

In the Open Session CGM TN Circle participated as Chief Guest. Circle Secretaries from Sister Associations and Unions also participated and felicitated the Conference.

Com.K.Valanarasu, CS, SNEA has addressed the Conference. He appreciated the Circle Association for having smooth relationship with them and also requested to continue the same spirit in the ensuing period. He appealed AIGETOA to form a United Forum of Executives to settle the long pending issues of Promotions in all the cadres and CPSU Cadre Hierarchy.

Com.A.Babu Radhakrishnan, CS, BSNLEU and Com.K.Natarajan CS, NFTE (BSNL) have felicitated the Conference. Both in the same tone, have appreciated the key role played by our GS AIBSNLEA Com.S.Sivakumar in AUAB at CHQ Level and also the Circle Association especially former CS Com.C.Duraiarasan, in conducting the meetings and struggles conducted by AUAB in TN Circle. They also appreciated AIBSNLEA TN Circle  for standing united in the continuous movements relating to the Telecom. Co-operative Society issues. They assured the same spirit will continue in future also.

Com.Saravanakumar,CS, AIGETOA has explained that we have to concentrate to maintain guided/unguided Medium and Network assurance to retain the Customers and to focus on Battery Back-up and Outsourcing Tenders.

Com.S.Prabhakaran CS delivered Key Note Address. He emphasized that the Circle Management has to look in to the issues of Battery, Power Plant Maintenance and Tower Maintenance. He also mentioned that Cluster Outsourcing Contractors are not doing any Fault Maintenance but bills are being paid at 85 % of the bill amount due to the clauses in the EOI and payment of penalty to the TANGEDCO due to late payment etc.,

Com.C.Duraiarasan, OS (South) has appreciated the Circle Adhoc Committee for conducting the regular conference within the specified time without getting any extension of time limit. He requested the CGM to look into the following issues:

1. Restoration of Pension Cell with Finance and Admn. Staff for addressing the grievances of Retired Officers especially  on VRS-2019.

2. Refund of recovery of bulk amount from Ex-gratia from Officiating JTOs against the orders of Honourable Supreme Court and BSNL HQ - Coimbatore SSA.

3. Pay fixation case of AAOs - reduction in Pension - Coimbatore SSA.

4. Payment of Leftout Medical claims of pensioners up-to the period of Mar-2019.

5. Restoration of Opinion Leaders Meeting to discuss about the improvement of Services.

Com.S.Sivakumar, GS, AIBSNLEA  has graced the occasion as Guest of Honour and delivered a detailed speech regarding the current Financial status of BSNL and pending issues .

Ø   Govt. Of India /DoT has not kept up their words fully in implementation of Revival Package of BSNL except implementation of VRS-2019 and approval of Rs.8500 Sovereign Guarantee Bonds.

Ø    Even after expiry of 15 months of assurance, 4 G is not allocated to BSNL.

Ø   Due to non-allocation of 4G, BSNL is put into continuous losses and in the financial year 2019-2020 BSNL in to a loss of Rs.15500 Cr and the current debt of BSNL is around 21,875 Cr.

Ø   To install 4 G Towers at 57000 Sites, Tender has been floated by BSNL to the tune of Rs.8600 Cr.on 23.03.2020, but cancelled by DoT on the plea of  “Make in India”. AUAB requested Hon’ble PM to grant permission to upgrade 49300 - 2G &3G BTS to provide 4 G Services which will cost only Rs.1500 Cr.  But the Cabinet approved that the Procurement, Commissioning/Launching of 4G Services through EOI Tender from Indian Domestic Vendors and denying the level playing ground to BSNL. As per the approval of the Cabinet, EOI Tender notified by the BSNL inviting applications from the Domestic Vendors on 1.1.20201 which will take another 2 years to launch 4G Services by BSNL. AIBSNLEA and AUAB accepted the “Make in India” plan of the GoI, but the Private Telecom operators were allowed to purchase Equipments from Foreign Vendors like Samsung, Nokia, ZTE, Ericson, etc., Permission may also be granted to BSNL on the same lines without any discrimination

Ø   He insisted the Govt. should pay compensation to BSNL for not  allocating 4 G Spectrum as assured @ Rs.5000 Crores per annum.

Ø    He insisted the DOT for the immediate release the Claims Payable to BSNL to the tune of Rs.27,275 Cr  viz., Compensation to BSNL for serving in Rural / Tribal/ Naxalite prone Areas, Compensation for carrying out Govt. Projects, Excess payment of Pension Contribution, Reimbursement of Leave encashment paid to the absorbed employees for the DoT period , Interest on Wi-Max Spectrum etc., which will definitely useful to BSNL in the Financial Crunch period for improving its services.

Ø   Hon’ble Telecom Minister has given the Press statement that BSNL has become EBITDA positive due to Revival Package but actually BSNL is facing loss in the current F.Year also, if we taken in to account Depreciation, License Fee and Spectrum Charges  and Revenue earned comparing to last December 2019.

Ø   He also mentioned that AUAB is planning to organise Agitational programme for the settlement of the following Issues/Demands:

1. Immediate allotment of 4 G Spectrum to BSNL as already assured on 23.10.2019 and immediate permission of the Govt.of India  to upgrade 49300 - 2G &3G BTS to provide 4 G service.

2. To pay compensation to BSNL @ Rs.5000 Crores per annum.for not allocating 4 G Spectrum as assured

3. Timely payment of Salary to the staff – i.e ., on the last day of the month.

4. Immediate Regular Promotion in all the cadres of Executives and Non-Executives.

5. Immediate payment of Compensation to BSNL for serving in Rural / Tribal/Naxalite prone Areas, Compensation for carrying out Govt. Projects, Excess payment of Pension Contribution, Reimbursement of Leave encashment paid to the absorbed employees for the DoT period , Interest on Wi-Max Spectrum etc., to the tune of Rs.27,275- Cr.

6. Deterioration in Quality of Service and more fault rates due to Cluster Tender and Outsourcing of Works/Massive retrenchment of Contract Workers.

And he appealed all the Unions and Associations to come together under one Umbrella “AUAB” to get the due financial support from the Govt so as to make the BSNL Viable and to regain its original pristine Glory.

Shri.Jagadeesan,ITS, CGM, TN Circle has graced the occasion as Chief Guest. He mentioned that IN Revenue is increased by 10 % in TN Circle. We are able to provide 10,000 FTTH physical connections per month by which we have achieved the Target. In EB Segment also we achieved the target. But SIM sales as well as CFA revenue is coming down. He appreciated the Executives and Non-Executives who have contributed to achieve the Target. He also assured to settle the staff issues at Circle level.

Shri.Subratha Chatterjee, Sr.GM (HR & Admn) TN Circle has felicitated the conference as Guest of Honour. He mentioned that  the Executives as his colleagues and thanked them for giving excellent cop-operation in the past. He assured that he will take utmost care in settling HR issues of the Executives and thanked AIBNLEA for invited him for the Circle Conference.

Shri.S.P.Singh Nimrana, Sr.CE Electricals & Shri.Jayakumar Jayavelu, GM, BSNL, Cuddalore & Puduchery have also felicitated the Conference as Guests of Honour.

The Guests were  presented with Shawl and beautiful memento. After the felicitation session is over, a delicious lunch was provided to the Guests and delegates.

In the afternoon session, Delegates Session continued. About 1600 hours, Press Meet was held. Com.General Secretary has given a detailed note about the current financial status of BSNL and pending demand of AUAB and replied  the queries of the Press and Media Persons. Wide coverage was given in the local newspapers and Media in the next day.

In the evening, the Retired Circle Office bearers were honored with shawl and Special Memento. All the retired AIBSNLEA members those who attended the conference were presented with shawl and Memento.

General Secretary felicitated the Retired Circle Office bearers and comrades and explained the HR issues in detail. He has mentioned that our CHQ is functioning with more vigor and enthusiasm which is being appreciated by all the Executives of BSNL. He pledged to work to regain the recognition status of our Association in future. He requested the delegates to attract more members from the younger comrades to the fold of our Association by explaining our achievements in the past and present.

New set of Circle Office have been elected unanimously for the Next Term of 2021-2024. Com.I.Saravanan, CAO, Com.S.Anand, AGM & Com.K.Dhanasekar, AO have been unanimously elected as CP,CS and FS.

Com.K.G.Sasikumar SDE & Com.K.Tamilmaran, JAO have been elected as CWC members.

After taking oath by the newly elected office bearers, the conference ended with vote of thanks by the newly elected CS Com.S.Anand. Elaborate arrangements were made by the Pondicherry and Cuddalore Comrades especially by Com.K.Dhanasekar, Com.Arumugam, Com.Sakthivel, Com.Ramesh and Com S.Anand, under the Leadership of Com.P.Venkatesan.<<<Click here for Glimpses >>>

22.01.2021 BSNL CO issued order/reminders/instructions regarding-

1) Group Term Insurance for BSNL Executives- Guidelines for annual renewal of the scheme w.e.f. 01.03.2021    <<<Click here for reminder>>>   <<< Click here for Guidelines>>>

2) Recovery of dues other than Government dues from the retirement benefits of BSNL VRS 2019 scheme retired employees.   <<<Click here for letter>>>

3) Details regarding number of candidates joined as JTOs through JTO(T) LICE for the vacancy year 2016-17 and 2017-18, category wise.   <<<Click here for letter>>>

21.01.2021 BSNL CO issued order regarding postponement of offline conduction of all training programmes till March-2021.....<<<Click here for letter>>>>

Due to Consistent and continuous efforts of AIBSNLEA this orders is issued by the BSNL Management. AIBSNLEA convey its sincere thanks to Director (HR), BSNL Board  and Sr.GM( Trg & SR), BSNL CO.

20.01.2021 GS writes to Director (HR) regarding conduction of JTO Ph-II Training on Online Mode scheduled in Jan./Feb., 2021.

Com. GS, AIBSNLEA today discussed with Sr.GM (Training) CO BSNL to convert the JTO Phase-II Training scheduled to be started from 15.02.2021 on Physical Mode to Online Mode due to COVID-19 Pandemic.  In this regard, GS AIBSNLEA already written a letter to Director (HR) and discussed the issue on 23.12.2020 itself. Sr GM (Training) assured to issue the orders for JTO Ph-II training on Online Mode.

<<<Click here for GS letter dt 23.12.2020>>>         <<<letter dt 20.01.2021>>>

17.01.2021BSNL CO issued instructions regarding

(i) Review of 5% discount scheme to Govt. employees available under landline, ADSL Broadband and Bharat Fiber services......<<<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Introduction of add-on packs to offer OTT services to the BSNL’s DSL/FTTH/AirFibre/BBoWiFi Broadband customers in all the circles.......<<<<Click here for letter>>>

15.01.2021GS writes to Shri. P. K. Purwar ji, CMD, BSNL, regaring request for immediate intervention to sharpen the tools for BSNL Survival in Kerala Circle in a better way against the Barricades created by Kerala Fibre Optic Network Authorities
<<Click here for letter>>> <<Click here for letter CS of  Kerala Circle >>>
15.01.2021 Dear Comrades! It is proposed to conduct the CWC Meeting (Physical) in the Last week of February 2021. Date, Venue and Notification for the same will be issued shortly. It is requested that wherever Circle Conference due and wherever new Circle Office bearers are to be elected, the same may be conducted/completed at the earliest but not later than 31.01.2021
14.01.2021Mother of our Respected Director(HR) Shri Arvind Vednerkar Passed away Yesterday Night. AIBSNLEA convey its Heart felt condolences to Director (HR) and bereaved family members. May the Soul Rest in Peace.

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

LOHRI, MAKAR SANKRANTI, BHOGI, MAGH BIHU & PONGAL

TO ONE & ALL

12.01.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding payments of final installment of ex-gratia in respect of retirees of BSNL VRS-2019.....<<<Click here for order>>>
12.01.2021 BSNL News in Media

(i) BSNL, MTNL turns EBITDA positive within 1 year of approval of revival plan by Union Cabinet...<<<Click here for detail news>>>

12.01.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding Posting of Office Bearers of Executives'  Associations as    BA/ Unit Head <<Click here for letter>>>

12.01.2021 GS writes to The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding consideration of request transfers in the Cadre of AOs <<<Click here for letter>>>

08.01.2021 GS AIBSNLEA, AGS and CHQ-Auditor met Shri P.K. Purwar CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding:

 

a) E-Tender for Planning, Engineering, Supply, Installation, Testing, Commissioning and AMC of 4G Mobile Net Work : We enquired the CMD BSNL about the recent Detailed Notice Inviting E-Tender issued on 01.01.2021, sought proposal through the (EOI) Expression Of Interest from the Indian Companies for Planning, Engineering, Supply, Installation, Testing, Commissioning and AMC of 4G Mobile Net Work.

 

CMD, BSNL mentioned that as per the approval of DoT on 29.12.2020, BSNL Board has approved the proposal immediately and issued Tender Notification inviting proposal through EOI for the procurement of Equipments, AMC etc., for the tentative 57,000 4G Sites with prior Registration and Proof of Concept (POC) from the Indian Companies interested in participating the upcoming 4G Tender as per the initiative of GOI ÁTAMNIRBHAR BHARAT’ to promote Indigenous Manufacturing in Telecom Sector on 01.01.2021. CMD further mentioned that the Bidder or its Consortium Member(s) should fulfill the Technical Proven-ness requirement i.e, experience of Planning, Engineering, Supply, Installation and Commissioning. The Bidder not fulfilling Technical Proven-ness requirement shall be eligible for upcoming 4G Tender if they complete the POC successfully against this EOI.

 

CMD further told that through this E-tender Notification by Mass Media the message has gone to the nook and corner of India “that BSNL is going to launch 4G services shortly” and hopes that things will be changed in the positive direction very soon.

 

b) BSNL has to manage MTNL Mobile Net work on outsourcing basis: We enquired about the financial assistance, if any, will be given to BSNL by the Govt. to maintain MTNL Mobile Net Work in Delhi & Mumbai.  We told CMD that we have to invest very huge amount (CAPEX) to put back the MTNL Net Work in order and we have to insist Financial Assistance from the Govt., since BSNL itself is struggling for maintaining its own Mobile Net Work due to heavy financial crunch. CMD, BSNL informed that we have to wait for another one month for completing the formalities and then only we will assess the situation and our Targets.

 

c) Free Corona Vaccine to BSNL Employees treating them as Frontline workers: CMD BSNL mentioned that he has already gone through the letter given by AIBSNLEA in this regard and appreciated our concern for writing such a letter in the interest of BSNL Workers with a copy to Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare. He assured that he will take up the issue with the Secretary (H&FW) through Secretary (T). 

<<<CLICK HERE FOR GS LETTER>>>

 

d) Compensation and Financial Assistance to the family members of deceased BSNL Employees due to Covid-19: We requested CMD BSNL to consider the Compensation and Financial Assistance to the family members of deceased BSNL Employees due to Covid-19, AIBSNLEA has taken up and requesting for the past 6 months. CMD BSNL mentioned that the proposal was discussed in the BSNL Board Meeting in length but not considered due to heavy financial crunch.

 

e) Non remittance of SAB recovered from monthly Salary of  Apr’ 2020 to Nov’ 2020: We brought to the notice of CMD that SAB benefits in respect of DRs of BSNL recovered from the monthly Salary of Apr’2020 to Nov’2020 has not been remitted to the Concern Authorities, resulting in non receipt of Pensionery benefits by the Retired Officials. CMD assured to look in to the matter.

 

f) Restructuring and Regular Promotion in all the Cadres: GS appraised the CMD BSNL that thousands of Executives already drawing Higher Scales are working in the entry level grade of JTO equivalent and waiting for their 1st Promotion for the years together. Likewise SDE(T)/ SDE(C/E/TF/Arch)/ AOs/ CCS/ PS cadres are waiting for their regular promotions since long. The Promotions are held up by the Management in the name of Restructuring and various Court Cases on Reservation & Seniority issues. AIBSNLEA has continuously pursuing and requesting the BSNL Management for the issuance of Regular Promotion” Orders in all Cadres of all the Streams. We categorically told that AIBSNLEA strongly oppose any look-after arrangement in higher grade but we demand immediate promotions on ‘Regular Basis’.

 

CMD mentioned that restructuring proposal is likely to be finalized shortly and presented to the BSNL Board for Approval. CMD further told that Management is ready to consider the Promotions in all the Cadres but due to Hurdles created by filing cases in various Courts, Management is facing problems and not in a position to issue Promotion orders in a timely manner and dead lock is continued.

 

g) Discrimination in consideration of request transfers of Accounts Personnel: We brought to the kind attention of CMD that request transfers in respect of Accounts Personnel has not been considered  by the Management for the past 7 months in the name of Restructuring,  whereas request transfers have been considered in all other cadres. We also explained CMD BSNL about the problems being faced by the Accounts Personnel without family in other Circles for more than 3 years due to Covid-19 and requested him to consider the cases on Humanitarian grounds and issue necessary instructions to the concerned Authorities for issuance of transfer orders. CMD after patient hearing advised us to take up the issue with Director (Fin)/Director (HR) and also assured to looked into.

 

h) Compassionate Appointment to the family members of deceased BSNL Employees due to Covid-19: CMD BSNL mentioned that the proposal was discussed in the BSNL Board Meeting but not considered due to heavy financial crunch.

 

 i) Financial Status of the Company and benefits of Tower Company: CMD BSNL mentioned that the Company is earning Operating Profit (EBITDA positive) in the first half of the F.Y 2020-21 i.e., after 5 years and revenue is slightly increasing. We requested CMD for the disbursement of monthly Salary on the last day of the month. CMD told that our day to day Cash flow is not sufficient for our Operation and Maintenance and this year 2021 also BSNL will face severe financial crunch, since in addition to monthly/quarterly expenditure of Salary, O&M expenditure, Bank Interest, GST,TDS, L.Fee and Spectrum Charges etc., also BSNL is having Liability to pay Rs.3000 Cr to DoT Vendors in respect of Advance received for Bharat Net Projects. In addition to that BSNL is not yet getting any Loan from Banks for CAPEX on the basis of Sovereign Guarantee Bonds or fledging of Monetized Assets till date.

 

Regarding Tower Company CMD mentioned that BSNL earn several hundred Crores due to non remittance of L.Fee w.r.t. AGR but BSNL is getting very good revenue from the External Projects of Civil & Electrical Wing from Odisha, H.P and other Circles for which separate Escrow Account is being maintained.

CMD requested that each and every employee should work hard to increase our day to day collection/Revenue and follow the Austerity measures instructions issued by BSNL CO scrupulously to control over the Expenditure. We assure CMD BSNL that AIBSNLEA is always support the Management for the betterment of BSNL and finally requested the CMD BSNL to consider the Promotions in all the Cadres so as to boost the morale of the Young Executives in BSNL.

08.01.2021 Today GS AIBSNLEA, AGS (Fin) and CHQ-Auditor met with Shri R.K. Goyal, PGM (Pers) CO BSNL and discussed regarding:

(a) JTO to SDE (T) Promotions:  We enquired about the status of JTO (T) to SDE promotion. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the DPC work is going on in full swing. Required data is being/have been collected from the Circles. Personnel branch is trying its best to issue JTO (T) to SDE (T) promotion orders shortly but due to Court case pending in Jabalpur CAT, it is held up.

(b) Request for consideration of immediate Regular Promotions in all the Cadres: GS appraised the PGM (Pers) that thousands of Executives already drawing Higher Scales are working in the entry level grade of JTO equivalent and waiting for their 1st Promotion for the years together. The Promotions are held up by the Management in the name of various Court Cases on Reservation & Seniority issues. AIBSNLEA has continuously pursuing and requesting the BSNL Management for the issuance of Regular Promotion Orders in all Cadres. We strongly oppose any look-after arrangement in higher grade but we demand immediate promotions on ‘Regular Basis’.  

We also brought to the notice of PGM (Pers) that recently, SCT Cell of DoT has issued an OM dated 13th October, 2020 (regarding Clarifications on the issues relating to Reservation in Promotion for SCs/STs.) after gathering the valuable Legal opinion/Advice and in consultation with the ‘Ministry of Law & Justice’’, ‘DoP&T’ and the ‘Attorney General of India’ on the specific clarification sought by the Parliamentary Committee on welfare of SCs & STs and requested PGM(Pers) to consider all the long awaited regular promotions in all the Cadres in the light of the recent Clarifications contained in DoT OM dated 13.10.2020.

PGM (Pers) mentioned that the Regular Promotion issue is under consideration with the BSNL Management but due to various Court Cases it is not immediately possible. However, Management is trying to sort out the regular promotion issue with a workable solution acceptable to all through discussions.

(c) Discrepancies in the Provisional Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T) for the Promotion to DE(T): We appraised the PGM (Pers.) about the discrepancies observed in the Provisional Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T) for the promotion to DE(T) issued by the Pers branch on 10.08.2020 and we categorically mentioned that the Provisional Seniority List No. 9 is not prepared purely on the basis of the date of joining in accordance with the judgment pronounced by Hon’ble Supreme Court, but it is prepared on the basis of Date of Joining within the vacancy Year. Any RR amendment is applicable from that date (that is Prospective in nature) but not on retrospectively. GS explained that AIBSNLEA CHQ has received more than 400 representations which have already been forwarded to Pers. Branch. We requested PGM (Pers) that the matter should be discussed with AIBSNLEA and the views of AIBSNLEA should be taken into consideration before finalization of the Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T) and to finalise the list without any deviation from the Hon’ble Court Orders so as to avoid any further Litigation. 

PGM (Pers.) mentioned that it is going to be finalized immediately and assured that the issue will be discussed with AIBSNLEA also and discrepancies will be removed and the list will be finalized purely as per Rules & Court Orders.

(d) Consideration of request transfers in the Cadre of Accounts Officer:- We requested PGM(Pers.) to consider the long pending request transfers in the Cadre of AO. We informed PGM (Pers.) that Accounts Personals are waiting for their request transfers since long whereas the transfer orders in other cadres are being issued regularly. PGM (Pers) mentioned that all pending genuine request transfers will be considered after the discussion with Director (Finance) and it will be issued shortly after getting the due approval from the competent authority.

07.01.2021 As per the discussions with the concerned authority in Corporate Office to give sufficient time for giving the option in Group Term Insurance (GTI), today BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding guidelines for annual renewal of the scheme w.e.f. 01.03.2021 for Group Term Insurance for BSNL Executives  ....<<<Click here for order>>>

<<<Click here for Circle wise BSNL's collection for Dec-19 Vs Dec-2020>>>

05.01.2021 GS writes Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding Free Corona Vaccine to BSNL Employees treating them as Frontline workers-<<<Click here for letter>>>
04.01.2021 GS writes reminder letters to Shri. P. K. Purwar ji, CMD, BSNL regarding

(i) Request for conduction of LICE from eligible Asstt. Managers to Dy. Manager (CSS Cadre) from the Vacancy Year 2015 onwards......<<<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Non-Creation of the Trust/Fund for Post Retirement Medical Benefit (PRMB- Trust) for the Direct Recruits Employees of BSNL   <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) Request for immediate conduction of LDCE - 33% quota as per SDE(T) RR from the Vacancy Year 2011-12 onwards - <<<Click here for letter>>>

31.12.2020 DoT issued instructions regarding running of mobile network of MTNL by BSNL as its outsource agency...<<<Click here for letter>>>>

Dear Friends and Well Wishers!

We learnt a lot of lessons in 2020, faced lot of problems and lost so many livelihoods throughout the World due to COVID-19. But we can't forget the year -2020 in which BSNL has been revived with Rs.8500 Cr Sovereign Guarantee Bonds, VRS of our beloved friends, non getting of Regular Promotions, non allotment of 4G Spectrum and non finalisation of 4G Tender.

However, AIBSNLEA and BSNL will Focus on what we have rather than what we don't have. We will fight together and make BSNL to regain it's original pristine Glory and grow to another level.

AIBSNLEA always fight for the due and legitimate rights of BSNL Executives.

AIBSNLEA wishes that the New Year 2021 will born with new Happiness and Glory to keep the Mankind Healthy,  Wealthy and Peaceful all over the World.

WISH YOU & YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR - 2021

.........Regards.........GS AIBSNLEA

31.12.2020 Congratulations to all the retiring Comrades!

CHQ AIBSNLEA extends Best Wishes to all the comrades, who are going to retire on 31.12.2020 on Superannuation. We wish for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirement

 

Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, may your days be filled with Elation and Triumph.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA as well as BSNL.

 

CHQ congratulates you all on your Superannuation on 31.12.2020.

26.12.2020BSNL News in Media

(i) Liquidity crunch: BSNL slips on clearing vendor dues....<<<Click here for detailed news>>>

(ii) DoT may seek PMO help over BSNL 4G tender.........<<<Click here for detailed news>>>

24.12.2020GS Writes to The PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO regarding

(a) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Junior Account officer

(b) Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Accountant officer

(c) Representation received from Shri N.C. Arasu, SDE HR No. 199800438 Tamil Nadu Circle regarding missing and addition of his name in the Seniority list 9 of SDEs (T) of vacancy year 2006-07 under competitive Quota dated 10th August 2020.

(d) Representation received from Shri Ramesh Kumar K. Manda, JAO, HR No. 199100925, Maharashtra Circle regarding review of result JAO 10% LICE examination held on 24.09.2016.

<<<Click here for letter >>> 

23.12.2020: Yesterday GS AIBSNLEA and AGS (Fin.) met GM (Admin & Trg), BSNL CO, New Delhi and extended their Sincere thanks to Director (HR) and GM(Admin & Trg) for the immediate intervention on Sunday evening i.e., on 20.12.2020 by the Director (HR) for directing the CGMT, TN Circle to allow JAO Trainees for the Phase-III training through on line from their residence instead from the office on the basis of the request  given by the GS, AIBSNLEA and CS, AIBSNLEA , TN Circle.

 

GM(Admin&Trg) mentioned that the Director (HR) immediately acted even that was on Sunday and by the evening Director (HR) directed CGM TN Circle to allow JAO Trainees for the Phase-III on line training from their residence on the basis of genuine and justified demand and request of GS AIBSNLEA.

Our Sincere thanks to our Director (HR) BSNL Board and GM(Admin&Trg) BSNL CO.

We further requested the GM(Admin&Trg) to conduct the JTO Phase –II training on online Mode instead of Physical Mode  at Ghaziabad due to Covid-19 Pandemic situation and Bad climatic condition and Pollution at Ghaziabad  & Delhi. In this regard, GS AIBSNLEA written a Letter to the Director (HR). GM(Admin&TRG) positively responded and informed  that the BSNL Management is recommended for On Line training only due to Covid-19 and assured that after discussion with the Director (HR) positive decision will be taken .

<<<Click here for GS letter>>>

To the Kind Attention of All Circle Secretaries/ Finance Secretaries

Dear Comrades!

GM ERP Ghaziabad & Sr.GM SR issued instructions to the CGMs of all Circles that ERP Circle Team has to give the list of Assn. Membership recovery Month/SSA wise to the concerned Circle Secretary on or before 7th of every month. <<<Click here for letter>>>

All the Circle Secretaries are requested to collect the data from May 2020 onwards. (i.e collect the monthly list from the Circle ERP Team/ AO CSC) and submit the Consolidated report of CHQ/Circle/SSA quota to Sh. Ramnath Chhabra, FS CHQ (email id: fschqaibsnlea@gmail.com; Mobile Nos.:  09868231711 & 09416646742) so as to release your Circle/SSA Quota by the CHQ from May 2020 to October 2020 - regards....... S.SIVAKUMAR GS AIBSNLEA

19.12.2020:GS writes to The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding JAO (DR) - 2018 Batch - Phase III Training - Online Mode w.e.f. 21.12.2020 <<<Click here for letter >>>   <<<CS TN Circle letter>>>

15.12.2020:AUAB writes to Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Honble Prime Minister, Government of India,  regarding immediate launching of BSNL's 4G service, the most important factor for the Revival of BSNL <<<Click here for letter >>> 

14.12.2020: Today GS AIBSNLEA, AGS (Fin.) and CHQ-Auditor met Shri R.K. Goyal, PGM (Pers.) CO BSNL and discussed regarding:

(a) JTO to SDE (T) Promotions:  We enquired about the status of JTO (T) to SDE promotion. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the preparatory work is going on in full swing. Required data is being collected from various Circles. Personnel branch is trying its best to issue JTO (T) to SDE (T) promotion orders shortly. It is expected that approximately 4500 JTOs will get SDE (T) promotion.

 

(b) Request for consideration of Regular Promotions in all the Streams in the light of the DoT OM dated 13.10.2020: GS appraised the PGM(Pers) that thousands of Executives already drawing Higher Scales are working in the entry level grade of JTO equivalent and waiting for their 1st Promotion for the years together. Likewise SDE(T)/ SDE(C/E/TF/Arch)/ AOs/ CCS/ PS cadres are waiting for their regular promotions since long. The Promotions are held up by the Management in the name of various Court Cases on Reservation & Seniority issues. AIBSNLEA has continuously pursuing and requesting the BSNL Management for the issuance of Regular Promotion Orders in all Cadres of all the Streams. We strongly oppose any look-after arrangement in higher grade but we demand immediate promotions on ‘Regular Basis’. 

 

We also brought to the notice of PGM (Pers) that recently, SCT Cell of DoT has issued an Office Memorandum dated 13th October, 2020 (regarding Clarifications on the issues relating to Reservation in Promotion for SCs/STs) after gathering the valuable Legal Opinion/Advice and in consultation with the ‘Ministry of Law & Justice’’, ‘DoP&T’ and the ‘Attorney General of India’ on the specific clarification sought by the Parliamentary Committee on welfare of SCs & STs and requested PGM(Pers) to consider all the long awaited regular promotions in all the Cadres in the light of the recent Clarifications contained in DoT OM dated 13.10.2020. PGM (Pers) after patient hearing mentioned that the BSNL Management is trying to sort out the Promotion issue with a workable solution acceptable to all through discussions.

 

(c) Discrepancies in the Provisional Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T) for the Promotion to DE(T): We appraised the PGM (Pers.) about the discrepancies observed in the Provisional Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T) for the promotion to DE(T) issued by the Pers Branch on 10.08.2020 and we categorically mentioned that the Provisional Seniority List No. 9 is not prepared purely on the basis of the date of joining in accordance with the judgment pronounced by Hon’ble Supreme Court, but it is prepared on the basis of Date of Joining within the vacancy Year.(c)    

 

Any RR amendment is applicable from that date (that is Prospective in nature) but not on retrospectively. In this regard, GS explained that AIBSNLEA CHQ has received more than 400 representations which have already been forwarded to Pers. Branch and requested the PGM(Pers) to finalise the list without any deviation from the Hon’ble Court Orders so as to avoid any further Litigation. (d)   

 

PGM (Pers.) mentioned that it will not be finalized immediately and he is already occupied in several other important tasks and it will be better to have a detailed discussion  in this regard in the first week of January’ 2021. PGM (Pers) assured that the issue will be discussed and the discrepancies will be removed and the list will be finalized.

 

(d)  Consideration of request transfers in the Cadre of AGM/CAO/SDE/AO:- We requested PGM(Pers.) to consider the pending request transfers in the Cadre of AO/SDE/AGM/CAO. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that all pending genuine request transfers will be considered and it will be issued shortly after getting the due approval from the Competent Authority.

 

(e) Consideration of Regular Promotion in the Cadre of DGM(T)  and  DGM(Finance): GS requested for the consideration of  DGM (Adhoc) to Regular Promotion in both Telecom & Finance Streams. GS explained that the issue was discussed with CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and Director (Finance) from Jan, 2020 onwards in view of the vacuum created due to VRS-19. 

 

GS further mentioned that as on date only 150 DGM(T) and 12 DGM (Finance) Adhoc are working in BSNL as against the Sanctioned Strength of 1331 and 402 respectively. All Adhoc DGMs have already completed 4 years of Regular service in DE/CAO (STS Grade) as on 1st Jan 2020 and as per BSNL MS RR- 2009, all are eligible for Regular DGM Promotion. Moreover they have completed 3 to 4 years as Ad-hoc DGM also and No Financial implication/ monetary benefit/Reservation issue will be involved in this promotion.

 

PGM (Pers) mentioned that due to Rule 206 case, the DGM (T) Regular promotions could not be processed. He also mentioned that regular DGM Promotions in Finance Stream will also be considered along with the Telecom Wing. 

14.12.2020:GS writes to Shri P. K. Purwar Ji, CMD  BSNL regarding

(i) request for Promotions from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) for both in Telecom Engineering and Finance Stream- <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Discrepancies in the Seniority List No.9 of SDE (T) published on 10.08.2020- ......Reminder...... <<<Click here for letter>>>

11.12.2020:Performance of the Clusters - view the CMD Letter <<<CMD Letter>>> 
09.12.2020: Director (I/C) -BTCL & Director (CM)/ BSNL issued instructions regarding the commencement of commercial activities by BTCL